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TARBORO', EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 18G7.
f Iff IDl
T,. D. PENDER
4-TTORNEY AT LAAV,
TARBOKO', N. C.
OFFICE, one. door below Post Office,
Wid one nliovc the store of D Tender & Co.
All business intrusteJ to my care will
je promptly and strictly attended to.
Sept. 23, 1SGG. 12-tf
ATTOKNEY AT LAW,
" . CEce No. 21 West Main Street,
Messrs. Dancy. llyinan & Co., New York.
Dr. P. P. Clements. JJallimorc
Messrs. C. V Grandy& Sons, Norfolk.
Hon. l. A. Orahaisi, Iltllsboro', N. C.
Hon. V. N.Il. Smith, Murfreeboro',N. C.
Aug. S9. 3'.Mt
ASA SIGHS. J. EDWIN MOORE
BIGGS & MOORE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Tarboro', N. C,
WILL attend the Courts in the Coun
ties of Miivtin, Bertie, Pitt, Edge
combe, Halifax, Nnsh, Wilton and Wayne,
end also the Federal, Bankrupt r.nd Su
preme Courts. Strict attention paid to
the collection and adjustment claims,
a Ed to cases in Bankruptcy. w
Augnst 1, 1SG7. 83 tf
XKiy Wilson Carolinian nud Goldsboro'
Star insert for one montli and send bill to
J. A. Pleasants, 31. D.
Sept. 19. 41-tf
DR. Ii. F. U02E3TS0X,
TARBORO', N. C ,
Office at the Edgecombe House, where
lie can be found on Monday and Tuesday
of each week.
May 2, 187. 22-tf
K E RICKS, D. 1). L , would respect
fully say to the Citizens of Tarboro' and
its vicinity, that he is again in too practice
cf his I'lofessioii and will in the future
ns in the past endeavor to discharge his
duty faithfully for all those who require
Address, Rocky Mount, X. C.
Feb. 3, .8iG 10 tf
BANCY, HYMA5 & CO,,
General Commission "Merchants,
Ko. 21 "E.-tc:aang9 "Haie,
September --; tii 3--y
VT3I. BliYCE & C0,
29 Chambers md 5 Reida Streets,
FECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO
j."4" he sale, of Cotton in th'w Market, on
v.hi ii l.beral advances will be. made and
T X I' H) on application to 1!. Chapman.
sept. la. y
lliih'dJ. Conner. Chas. II. Riclurdson
JAS. II. McCLUER, of N. C.,
R. J. CONNER c& CO.,
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Hals, Caps, Furs, Straw Goods.
2.-4 & 256 CANAL STREET,
Nearly opposite' Earle's Hotel,
July 28 35 tf
JOiiX K. H0YT,
of "Washington, N. C, with
CHICHESTER & CO.,
WHOLESALE DEALERS IS
Foreign and Domestic Hard
ware, No 10, Barcb-y Street, near Aston House,
I Jew York.
$j$ Ail orders promptly attended to."?a
Feb. 10 H-tf
BROWN & CUTLER,
142 Pearl Street,
LIBERAL ADVANCES OX CON-M-nmcnts
of f'ollosi and other
2'roduce Bagging, Bale Eopo and Iron
Ties. Anni-hed to Planters on favoraMe
New York. Ave;. 20, 17. 30-Oin
I., ci. KSI KS,
M. F. HATCH, : ;
HATCH, ESTES & CO.,
CJcneral Commission Slcrcliants,
No. Front Street, Corner of Pine.
: New York.
CONSIGNMENTS OF COTTON AND
'A.J N:ival Stores solicited.
advances made and all order;;
:1mm:' '.! executed.
' t id. ID. ! 1-tf
Taiir.akill, McIIwaiHC & Co.,
l:JO Pearl Street,
IV ew YorJi.
Strict Personal Attention given to
itr::sT poll and gunny bag-
ViJi t,-i:ig, po and Iron furnished at
lnwts ii i ;s j k-1 rates.
Tax on Cotton will be paid by our friends
iWs-r. 1). l'en-lerfc Co.; Mathew Wcddell,
Messrs. Smith 6r W'illiams, Tarboro',
N. V. .1. K. Liiidicy, Rocky Mount, N. C.
Mes-r. G. J I. Brown & Co., Washington, N.
c Aug. ao. 30-t f
A. T. BRUCE & CO.,
eral Commission Merchants,
For tie Sale of Cotton and other
No. ICO PEARL STREET,
IfD ARTIES Shipping Cotton to us can be
-l accommodated with funds to pay lax
by calling 0n Messrs. Brown & Pippea or
dr. 11. D. Tcel, Tarboro'.
Property covered bv Insurance as scon
as Murie l . . net 13-lG-tf
OIIN "WHITE, ESQ., FORMERLY
J" of W arrenton, N. C, is this day admit
ted a partner in our business, the rtyle of the
firm to be
FREER, XEAL & CO.
FREER ft NEAL.
October 9. 4 1-tf
GEO. II . FREER, N. C, JOIIX B. KEAI-, X. C.
JXO. WHITE, K. O.
FREER, KEAL & CO.,
General Commission Merchants,
Refer to R II Smith, Esq. Scotland Neck ;
Hon Z 1? Vance, Charlotte ; O G Parsley Sc
Co, iu Murray oc Co, Wilm.neton ; Lien eral
R V Ilavward, Raleigh ; General Wade
Hampton, South Carolina; Colonel JohnW.
Cunningham, Person eiunty; Turner Rattle,
Efq, Edgecombe; Exchange National Rank
of Norfolk- George II Brown & Co, Wash
ington, oct. 9. 44-tf
RICKS, HILL & CO.,
Gen. Commission Merchants
BAGGING and ROPE furnished pay
able in Cotton. Liberal advances
made. sop 1 40-tf
JA3IES GORDON & CO.,
Co mm iss ion Mcrch a n ts,
JJEOMFT PERSONAL ATTENTION
given to the sale of Produce of every
kind, and to the purchase of all supplies
for Farmers, Merchants, and others iii the
country. nov 29, 1-tf
V.W.Grand;, C.ll.Grandy, CW.Grandy.jr
C. W, GRAXDY & SONS,
House Established 184-3,
FORWARDING AD COMMISSION
ME Ii C II A XT S,
FOR THE SALE OF COTTON,
Grain, Naval Stores and Country Pro
duce gciu'ralh-j and purchasers of General
C01VAXD & HARRISS,
General Commissieu jlerehar.ts,
20 Commerce Street,
7 ILL attend promptly to sales of Cot
ton, Grain, Lumber, Tobacco, Na
val Stores, &c, nad purchase of Supplies,
and forwarding Cotton and Tobacco to Eu
rope if desired.
D. G. Coivaxd, Washington Co., A". C.
R. J. IIahbiss, Granville, late of Halifax
Count;, X. C. aug l-33-0in
Refers to T. E. Lewis, Tarboro'.
KAHER BIGGS. J. J. BIGGS
KADER BIGGS & CO.,
Comm ission Merchants,
Shipments made to Llverjool free of
forwarding Commissions, and the usual
ftSr Special attention paid to the sale
of Cotton, and all kinds of Country Pro
duce, jung 2 27 ly
J. I). REED. AGT..
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Plats, Caps?, Straw Goods,
Umbrellas, Caoes. &a ,
No. 18 Main Street,
ap. 18. 20-ly
L. Ecrkhy. W. M. Millar.
J. W. G randy, Formerly of N. C.
BERKLEY, MILLAR & CO.
Wholesale Dealers in
Dry Goods & Notions,
'l6 West Main Street,
Next door to Exchange National Bank
J. M. FREEMAN,
"Watchmaker and Jeweler,
XO. -29 MAIN STREET,
Corner of Talbot Street.
C CONSTANTLY ON HAND A FULL
J assortment of Watches, Jewelry, Sil
ver ware, &c. '
Watches carefully and properly Repair
ed, npr. 4. 18-tf
L. L. Brickhovne. S. J. Thomas.
L. L. BRICKHOUSE & CO.,
Wholesale and Retail dealers in
Trunks, Valises, Carpet Bags&c.,
No. 23 Main Street,
Opposite Taylor, Martin & Co.,
J5gy- Fun stock constantly on hand at
Lowest Market Prices.
John II. Feekee, of Morganton, N. C.
mar 28. 16-ly
C F Greenwood. . Fred Greenwood.
C. F. GREENWOOD & CO.,
"Watchmakers and Jewelers,
DEALERS IN ' .
a TUNE GOLD AND SILVER WATCII
. cs, Diamonds, Pearl and other rich
Jewelry, Solid Suer and Plated Ware,
Jb. 27 ' Main Street,
N. B. Watches and Jewelry repaired by
the most skillful workmen and warranted.
April 4. 1SG7. . '"i 18-ly
JA0. BURGESS & CO.,
Wholesale Grocers, Commission Mer
chants, and Dealers in
Foreign and Domestic Liquors,
Cor. Wide Water and Commerce Streets,
PECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO
consignments and prompt returns
made. Oct. 10. 44-Gm
WM. U. PETERS. WASHINGTON REED.
PETERS & REED,
General Commission, Shipping and
Town Point, Norfolk, Va.,
Water Street, Portsmouth.
Oct. 10. 44-3m
Succtttor to r. BIL WORTH,)
1 "Wide Water Street,
7ILL PAT THE HIGHEST MAR-
ket price tor Cotton and Yv oolen
Rags, Rope, Paper, Metals, Bones, &c.
June G, 1807. 27-ly
SMITH, ELLIOTT & CO.,
Grocers and Commission Merchants,
No. 12 Roanoke Squire,
CONSIGNMENTS OF PRODUCE
and orders for Goods will receive
prompt attention. Bassring and Rope fum
ed. Sept.' K 40-tJan'GS
W. H. C-IIKKK. W. K. CAPKHART. C. CAPEH ART.
CHEEK, CAPEHART & CO.,
Grocers and Commission Merchants,
No. 25 Commerce Street,
A SUPPLY OF PUKE Peruvian
isl Guano and other Fertilizers, Hope,
Bag-jring, (ircceries and Liquors, kept con
f tanily on hand.
3ojl . 5. 40-Cm.
TAILOR, MARTIN & CO
1 vR IRON AND STEEL,
UKLT1XG AND 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, Sa-.vs, &c., &c.
The tr.-iu? supplied at Northern prices
mar. 2S. 10-ly
39 lain Street,
Wholesale arid Retail
Clothier and Merchant Taylor
"ETr EEPS CONSTANTLY ON HAND
ilaL one of the lartrest and best seictt
Mocks of RradT Made Clolhin? and
gent furnisLing goods, also a fine aisort
inent of piece goods, which lie is prepared
to make up to order in the latest aud most
fashionable 6tyles, a call is very respect
fully requested. S. W. SELDNER.
April 4, lSd7. 18-tf
DAVIS & BROTHER,
Wholesale dealers in
and Agents for Carolina Belle Scutch
Snuff, and various grades of
fZ EEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND
Ik. a full stock of Sugar and Colfee,
Flour, Lard, Bacoa, Candles, Family and
Fancy Soaps, Cheese, Eutter, Pish, Pork,
Salt, Candy, Buckets, Brooms, Shot, Pow
der, nud many other articles, to complete
the assortment usually found in a JTf)jh)a
bins rctrv Blou&c.
Any consignment will have especial at
tioa. No 4 Rowland's Wharf,
ap. 25, 18G7. 21-ly
Ed. F. Tahb. Ed. M. Moore. Ed. J. GiJJith.
EDWARD P. TABU & CO.
W HOLES ALE DEALE US 1 N
West idc Market Square,
Sign of the Anvil.
AGENTS FOR THE SALE OF OLD
Dominion Nails, Emery's Cotton Gin,
Boyle & Gambles Circular. Pit and cut
Saws WarrenUd. 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 of the trade re
spectfully solicited. mar. 28. IG-ly
K. M. LAWRENCE,
General Agent & Commission Merchant
KEEPS CONSTANTLY ON HAND
the best brands of FLOUR and gene
ral assortment of Family Groeeries.
JUST BEHIND THE COURT HOUSE.
Highest prices paid for Cotton, Bacotf, Lard,
Beeswax, &e. ;
Will furnish Bagging & Hope and supply
all orders lor Merchandize at small commis
Call and see for yourselves.
II. WISWALL & SON,
and Wholesale and Retail dealers in
Groceries & General Merchandise,
WASHING-TON, N. C.
Nov. 25. - 1-ly
K1ID GIAS FOR SALS a very
superior article, i Apply tW, '
scpl 40-tf . GEO. C. SUGG.
THE SOUTHERN Eli.
OCT. 31, 1S67
Memories of (he War.
The Soldiers of (be Confederacy.
At the first summons to arms, the
youth and manhood of the South res
ponded with a decree ox enthusiasm
which had seldom if ever been vit-
nesscd. The fields, the workshops, the
country houses, eveu the schools and
colleges were at once deserted, and it
was necessary to repress rather than
the fierce ardor which
threatened to go fur beyond the cxi-
ency. The sound of martial music
was to be heard everywhere ; on every
hill raw militia were undergoing the
drill, and the lights of the camp-fires
were seldom out of sight from the Po
tomac to the Rio Grande. Persons
who retired to the North represented
the South as one vast military camp.
The smiles of the fair sex, the
monitions or sweethearts and
mothers and sisters,
were not wanting.
and did not fail to exercise an irresis
tible influence. The pauper boy, the
hardworked yeoman, side by side with
the country gentleman, born to for
tune, reared in affluence, instructed in
the highest schools, forgetting all dis
tinction, cheerfully united around the
same rude camp kettles and shared the
same blankets ' Noble and generous im
pulse, furnishing, perhaps, one of the
few redeeming features of the reitrn
( which men call war ) of thut
" horrid king besmeared witii blood
Of human sacrifice and parent's tears."
Alas ! in the experionce raid hopeful
ness of youth how much that was
grand aud .intoxicating in pemp and
circuHk-bmce of " glorious war " was
destined soon to pass away, leaving
nothing behind but its stern and ter
rible realities. The long, dreary
march, the midnight attack and do
fence, tl c burning suu without shelter,
the winter's frosts and snows without
protection, the naked feet and the
scantily clad person, the wretched ra
tion, which left fo often the appetite
unappeased, the hospital and its rud?
outfit, long and protracted sickness
without ministration or comfort, wounds
bleeding and limbs tortured under the
surgeon's knife, the tender and loving
kiudnes.s of mother aud sister no longer
present, the chaplain's hasty prayer,
the comrade's rough hand heath !
Is this the reality of the beautiful
dreams which came over the heart of
the soldier boy when the drum and the
bugle sound, and the prancing steeds
snuff the battle afar off? Yet dutj
calls and it is enough.
lie has somebody's l ive ;
Somebody's heart ensirriiied him there
Somebody waited his name above,
Night and morn, on the v.'nigs of prayer,
Somebody e;t when he inarched sway,
Looking S(i handsome, brave and grand !
Somebody's kiss on bis forehead lay
Somebody clung to his parting hand.
" Somebody's watching and waiting f r
Yearning to hold him again to her heart;
And there lie 'i-'s with h;s blue eyes dim,
And the smiling, child-like lips apart.
Tenderly bury the fair young dead
Pausing to drop on his grave a tear."'
Who that recalls those times can
ever forget the wan and jaded look of
those noble soldiers in their rusty and
faded suits of gray as he met them ev
erywhere, crowding the wayside homes,
clamorous for seats on the railroad
cars, or sitting and standing iu dense
crowds upon the tops of the cars and
the platforms, or around the railroad
depots. You saw them in the highways
walking in Fquads, with their heavy
burdens, to their dist.int holies, upon
furlough or returning promptly to their
commands. You saw them at your
door asking for a few crumbs aud a
night's shelter upon the floor or ia the
piazza. You saw them sleeping upou
the hard ground often in the freezing
night without blanket and without fire,
but did you ever hear them complain
or wish to evade the calls of duty ?
Not often. How merry their shouts ;
what laughs, what jokes at the expense
of the luckless civilian who passed
their way ; what honorable bearing
and what inexhaustible supplies of
Confederate money which came to them
no one knew how, and which they lav
ished like children, giving readily the
most marvellous prices for any thing
that was offered. ' How often the vic
tim of the sharper and the extortioner,
yet never complaining. Gentle and
kind, and considerate to the wauts of
all, yet in the presence of the enemy,
seized suddenly with the inspiration
which seemed almost infernal with a
wild shout they rushed to the cannon's
mouth and perform miracles of valor
which sent fear, wonder and admira
tion to the heart of the enemy.
Such was the Confederate soldier,
and long did he preserve that charac
ter. Four years of war did its work,
however; upon some, and left an im
press which was not encouraging. As
the cause became hopeless, and the
soldier began to realize that all his
sacrifices would be ia vain, the ardor
of many abated, and ranks which had
been full were gradually reduced and
thinned, for which neither the battle
field nor the hospital could account.
Let us not judge too harshly, howev
er, these men. Endless sufferings in
camp, and starving and homeless fami
lies crying for relief!
' From first to last, it may be assumed
that 500,000 soldiers were under arms
in all of the Confederate States, though
it is known that at no time was there
half that number capable of being
brought into action. . When the first
surrender occurred, not 100,000 men
remained iu all the armies of the Con
federacy ! The dead and disabled from
all causes during-the entire war reach
ed, it is believed, the vast number of
150,000 or 200,000. which as above
half the loss of the enemy, vho at the
end of the "war, . had under arms a
million of disciplined and well-provisioned
Farewell Confederate soldiers.
Braver men have never walked the
earth or truer. Ycur cause is lost !
You accept it as the decree of Provi
dence, and resume the kindly and ge
nial offices of peace, and in every avo
cation are found to-day nobly strug
gling to restore a ruined country. You
will be loyal and true to the flag which
protects you, as you were loyal and
true to the one whici is furled forever.
Of your dead, one of the sweetest of
our Southern poets has said :
" Sleep sweetly in your buniblo graves,
Sleep, martyrs of a fallen cause.
Though yet no marble column craves
The pilgrim hero to pause,
In seeds of laurels in the earth,
The garlandsfipur fame are sown,
And snnnwheiyititg for its birth,
The shaft is in the stone."
The important inquiry was made iu
the Western Rural, some time siucc,
'How shall we train our boys so that
they will be farmers when they are
men?' The query is partly met in a
subsequent number by the remarks of
a farmer who found no difficulty in
retaining his boys at home, simply by
giving them pleasant occupation there.
Please permit some further sugges
tions. Hake farm life attractive to them
while young. An existence of mere
mechanical drudgery, like that of the
treadmill, is illy fitted to retain an in
telligent youth in any occupation which
imposes it. Pour around your calling
the light of science. Rring to it the
refinements of sulture, and the excite
ment of inteiiigcuo and practical inves
tigation. Particularly let the mother
be interested and informed, and by
daily conversation inhise her own en
thusiasm into the spirits of her sons.
Make the farmhouse a place of de
light to the senses and an inspiration
to the soul.
This will assist in your own noble
calling, which will be likely to bring
forth fruit in afterlife.
But if. after all. some of your sons
should steadfastly incline to other pur
suit, do not attempt to thwart nature,
for she docs not mould all minds alike.
In the same family ru:iy be found a
great variety of talent and inclination.
If you try to compel a boy to au occu
pation which he seriously dislikes, you
not only discourage or disgust, but
perhaps prevent the life of usefulness
which lie Hugat lead in another.
Lend him a helping hand in whatever
calling he may prefer, showing him
that his interests are your interests;
that, although j-our own favorite pur
suit is not his choice, you are yet wil
ling to assist him in attaining useful
ness and honor in another.
There should be a mutual confidence
between parent aud son. Let the fa
ther listen patiently to the boy's plans
and hopes, and encourage him to speak
of them. What if they are chimeriea';?
W hat if a ripe experience sees they
can never be realized? Let the father
be ia no haste to dampen the ardor of
the boy, but by degrees unfold the sub
ject in its proper light, aud by cauti
ously changing the currcntof his mind,
lead him, not drive him, from his un
wise pv:-poso. A son who makes a
father his comfidaut, if that father be
wise, will be in much less danger of
acting rashly than if he should keep
his owa counsel or only with those
, - i i
wuuse experience m.s tecn no
extensive than his own."
by j:dna dean runoTon,
One approaching .Jerusalem at twi
light, from the Damascus side, might
well exclaim with the Psalmist, "Beau
tiful for situation, joy of the whole
cath, is Mount Zion, on the sides of
the North, the city of the Great King,"
The gray, battleuiented walk look mas
sive and venerable in the distance ;
convent and tower and minaret, the
cross and crescent shinning high, lift
themselves above the flat roofs of the
streets; and so wondrously clear is the
air that distance is lost, and the great
dome of the Mosque of Omar appears
to rest upon the purple ridge of the
mountaius of Jloab ; nay, if you are
to catch a
limpsc of the
Dead bea at their base, it will seem as
though you might almost cat a stone
from your hand into its moveless wa
ters. In the heart of a bare and compara
tively barren country, without any of
the bustle and importanoo of a seaport
town, or the activity and verdant beau
ty of one in the midst of a fertile aud
flourishing region, Jerusalem is yet the
most attractive city on earth. For
here God, from whom we came and to
whom we go, was unveiled, and walked
a man among men ; robed himself in
such loose garments as are worn by
that group yonder ; talked with his dis
ciples in these groves ; ate the fruit of
tho fig trees ; healed the lepers crouch
ing, as do those to day, under the city
wall ; taught daily in these streets the
immortal truths of love to our Father
above and our brothers below; carried
himcclf so tenderly that the outcast
aud broken hearted clung to him for
help and comfort; endured bitterest
agony under the clives of the Garden
of Gethsemane, in this quiet valley
beneath the Mount Zion ; suffered
death which awaits us all was buried
in one of the sepulchres ; and, rising
again, to human eyes still in human
form, from the top of that green hill
at our left, went back to Heaven !
Blessed is he whose eyes rest upon
Jerusalem, yet ruled as it is by the
Moslem and tenanted by the Arab,
with its rough, uncleanly streets,: and
its lack of thrift and healthy life. Do
not enter the gate if you would pre
serve your dream unbroken ; but turn
away while yet the solt light lingers,
aud in-the South the Etars begin to
gliniaicr over the fiilds of Bethlehem.
1 Terr ble Bedfellow.
I looked at my neighbor with con
siderable curiosity. His face indica
ted a man of not over thirty years a
period at which men are still young
but his hair was as white as fresh
fallen snow. One seldom sees, even on
the heads of the oldest men, hair of
such immaculate whiteness. He sat
by my side in a car on the Great Wes
tern Railroad in Canada, and was look
ing out of the window. Suddenly
turning his head, he caught me iu the
act of staring at him- a rudeness of
which I was ashamed. 1 was about
to say words of apology, when he quie
tly remarked, "Don't mention it; I'm
used to it." The frankness of this ob
servation pleased me, aud in a very lit
tle while we were conversing on terms
of familiar acquaintanceship, and be
fore long he told me the whole "Story:
"I was a soldier in the army of In
dia," said he, "aud, as is often the
case with the soldiers, I was a little too
fond of liquor. One day I got drunk
aud was shut up in the black hole for
it. I slumped down upon tho floor of
as it lay stretched, out above my head
on the floor. I knew at once wcat it
shape crawling acrsss my right hand
as it lay stretched out abovemy head
on the floor. I knew at once what it
was a snake! Of course my first im
pulse was to draw away my hand, but
knowing that if I did so the poisonous
reptile would probably strike its fangs
into me, I lay still, with my heart beat
ing in my breast like a trip hammer.
Of course my fright sobered me instan
tly I realized all my peril iu its ful
lest extent. Oh, how I lamented the
hour that I first touched liquor. In
every glass of liquor there is a serpcut;
but it docs not come to everybody in
the shape that it did to me. With a
slow, undulating itotion, the reptile
dragged its carcase across my face,
inch by inch, crept down over my
breast and thrutfc its head inside my
jacket. As I felt the hideous scrap
ings of the slimy body over my cheeks,
it was only by a most tremendous ef
fort that I succeeded in restraining
myself from yelling loudly with ming
led terror and disgust. At last I felt
the tail wriggling down towards my
chin; but imagine what I felt at my
heart, if you can imagine it, as I reali
sed that -the dreadful 'creature had
coiled itself up under my jacket as 1
lay, and had fccmingly gone to sleep,
for it was still as de::th. Evidently
it had no idea that I was a human
creature; if it had it would not have
acted in that way. Ail snakes are
cowardly, and they will not approach
a man unless to strike him in self de
fence. Three hours I lay with that
dreadful weight ia my bosom, aud each
minute was like an hour to me like a
year. I seemed to have lived a life
time in that brief space. Every -incident
of my life passed through my
memory in rapid succession, as they
say is the case wUh the drowning
man. I throught of my mother away
in old England; my happy homo by
the Avon; my Mary, the girl I loved
and never expected to see them more.
For no matter how long I bore this,
I felt that it must end iu death at last.
I lay as rigid as a corpse, scarcely dar
ing even to breathe, and all the while
my breast was growing colder, where
the snake was lying against it, with
nothing but a thin cotton shirt be
tween my skin and its. I knew that
if I stirred it would strike, but I could
not bear ibis much longer. Even if
I succeeded in lying still until the
guard came, I expected his opening
the door and coming in would be my
death-warrcut all tho same; for no
doubt the reptile would sec that I was
a man as soon as the light was let in
at the door. At last I heard footsteps
approachinj'. There was a rattling at
the lock. It was the truard. lie
opened the doer. The snake a cob-
ra dt cabeila, i now saw darted up
its huge hooded head, with tho hide
ous rinvrs around its eyes, as if about
to strike. I shut my eyes aud mur
:uu"cd a prayer. Then it glided away
with swift motion, and disappeared in
the darkness. - 1 staggered to my feet
aud fell swooning iu the arms of the
guard. For weeks after I was very
sick, and when 1 was able to be auout
I found mv hair as white cs you now
see it. I have not touched a drop
hqupr siuce." Alliance Keren.
In regard to colors v e are far behind
the ancients. None of the colors in
the Egptiin paintings of thousands
of years ago are the least faded, ex
cept the green. The Tynan purple
of the entombed city of Pompeii is as
fresh to-day as it was three thousand
years ago. Some of the stucco, pain
ted ages before the Christian era,- bro
ken up and mixed, revealed its origin
al lustre. Aud yet we pity the ignor
ance of the dark-skinned children of
the ancient j,gypt. l he colors upon
the walls of Nero's festal vault are as
fresh as if painted yesterday. So is
the cheek of the Egyptian prince who
was contemporaneous- with Ptolemy
and Cleopatra, at whose feet Cscsar
laid the riches of his empire.
And in regard to metals. The ed
ges of the statue5? of the obelisks of
Egypt, and of the ancient walls of
Rome, are as sharp as if hewn but yes
terday. And the stones still remain
so closely fitted that their seams, laid
with mortar, cannot be penetrated
with the edge of a penknife. And
their surface is exceedingly hard so
hard that when the French artist en
graved two lines upon aa obslisk
brought from Egypt, they destroyed
in the tedious task, many of the
tools which could be ma
And yet these an
Quite recently, it is recorded, that
while an American vessel was on the
shores of Africa, a son of that benight
ed region made, from an iron hoop, a
knife superior to any on board the
vessel, and another made a sword of
Damascus excellence from a piece of
Friction is very old. Scott had his
counterparts two thousand years ago.
A story is told of a warrior who had
no time to wait for the proper forging
of his weapon, but seized it red-hot,
rode forward, but found to his surprise
that the cold air tempered his iron in
to an excellent steel weapon. The
temporing of steel, therefore, which
was new to us as century since, was
old two thousand years ago.
Ventilation is deemed a very mod
ern art, but this is not the fact, for
apertures, unquestionably made for the
purpose of ventilation, are found in
the pyramid tombs of Egypt. Yes,
thousands of years ago, the barbarous
Pagans went so far as to ventilate
their tombs, while we yet scarcely
know how to ventilate our houses.
An Incident of Army Life.
Implicit obedience is rigorously ex
acted as the very first of duties in the
Austrian military service. There w;
an old officer who formerly commanded
a regiment of cavalry, an excellent and
enthusiastic soldier who had risen from
the ranks, and understood the service
thoroughly down to the most minute
details. He was, however, very rough
and outspoken, and havinsr served
most of his time in secluded districts
of Hungary, there had been small op
portunities for him to grow civilized or
refined by frequenting gobd society.
One unlucky day the whole regiment
was assembled for drill.. Somehow
every thing went wrong; each man
tried his utmost, but to no avail; first
one mischance and then another oc
curred, until the fiery old colonel could
stand it no longer; so sheathing his
sword, he gave his staff officers orders
to march their divisions home, and in
a state of desperate indignation rode off
the ground, saying to the officers as he
did so: "Go to h 13, gentlemen,
and The rest of the scutence
must be suppressed, as it cannot be
given in English iu its naked simplici
Now his voice was loud and strong.
and whenever he cave tho word of
command it was heard by each ra in fir
and near. The last order appeared to
the officers to have been given with
unusual disticiness. Such an insult
could not be submitted to by the im
perial army without degradation, and
it was instantly agreed to complain to
the general through the colonel, and
obtain full and ample redress. Iu fact,
the officers were unanimously of the
opiuion that the colonel ought to be
made to resign.
Accordingly, two of each rank were
appointed to form a deputation, and
headed by the lieutenant-colonel, they
appeared, -at the colonel's quarters, and
demanded to bo Con ducted-; to the gene
ral of division, there, as they freely in
formed him, to complain of the un
questionable order they had received
from their commandaut. " Very good,
gentlemen," the colonel replied, " but,
adjutant, turn to page , paragiaph
, of Articles of War, and read it
aloud for the benefit of my officers."
The adjutant obeyed, aud read as fol
lows : " should an inferior consider that
an order issued by a superior is unjust,
he must obey the order, and then only
will he have a right to complain : oth
erwise he will be guilty of a breach of
discipline. "Tirst obey aud then
complain," repeated the colonel. " Gen
tlemen, have you obeyed my orders?"
The officers understood their position
at once, and saw tho colonel, availing
himself of his accurate knowledge of
the military regulations, had what is
vulgarly called "planted" them. Ac
cordingly they immediately prepared to
leave the room, but, to the relief of all
parties, the colonel at ouco made a full
He was," he said. " a rcuirh old
hussar, whose tongue too ften outran
his discretion ; that he regretted sin
cerely the expression that had escaped
him, and trus ted that his officers would
not consider it derogatory to their dig
nity to accept his excuses." Of course
this frank appeal was iot made in vain;
the matter was at ence arranged, but it
was for a long time a standing joke
against the hussars.
Stealing with the Tongue.
The Paris papers reveal a new style of
theft by which jewelers are victimized.
The professor of the ingenious device
prese nts himself in the shop of a dea
ler in diamonds and pearls, and asks
to see some small unset stones. lie is
well dressed, and wears colored tpec
tacles. The stones are laid before
I him, spread on paper. Being very
nearsighted, a3 his glasses proves, he
is obliged to bring his eye so near to
the gems that he can pick them up
with the tip of his tcugue, and he
keeps them in his mouth until out of
the shop. If he fears detection, which
seldom occurs, he swallows his treasu
res whence the slang name of "swal-low-itraw,"
giver to this class of 'nr
tists by the thieves'", fraternity. One
of them was caught- recently. The
diamond merchant, put'ppon his guard
by a victim, said ho ha4. no small
stones, but would have a large supply
the next day. A policeman" was iu
waiting; the diamonds were laid out
upon paper previously impregnated
with an cxtrcuKjly bitter tfrvjtr, which.
when the thief gave his lick,
i i-"i -i - ' - " -
An exchange has the following jupfc
and truthful remarks on arf occasional
ly misunderstood subject: ;
"The free tickets given to the press
for places of public amusement, etc.'
are always paid for Tory liberally. -As
a rule, those who issue not those
who received these f ee tickets are
the dead heads usually' givfnw fiftv
cents for that which, a five . dollar bill
wuold adequately pay for; "So jongas
the newspaper editor is expected t6
give liberal notices of entertainments
before they occur, and then ' follow
these with a general puff after the
show is over, he certainly has no place
in the dead-head classification: In
deed, in cine cases out often the cdi
tors wouia De glad to receive half
for their work, and pay two price
tne irea iickce. - ihey certainly. a
mai-e money Dy tue operation
may add a few words on the
sucject oi advertising. The pu
tion oi aavcrtiscineuts is as. rnu
the business of a newspaper as tl
lication of the news, aud an edito
ticewuich is designed to sunrilO
place of or add valuojto a regular
vcrtisement, nas even leas claim
gratuitous insertion than would
an advertisement. Yet there are
who ask just such gratuitous n
rignt. If these same persons b1io
be asked to make a present" of a do
yards of muslin to each purchaser
a merino dress, or a dollar's worth
sugar to whoever bought three pout
or tea, or half a dozen 'free ticket" H
whoever engaged twenty seats at a ccqi
cert, they would rescut tho demand as
an insult. Yet why should not tneif
wages be given away as freely as should
and arc the products of the editor's
and publisher's labor and capital?
The merchant makes his profit and
living by selling his goods. The pub
lisher of a newspaper niakc3 Lis. by
selling his advertising columns, tiot by
giving them away, aud when he does
thus give them in aid of a public libra
ry or other beneficent object, he de
serves thanks as a public benefactor,
and not insults as a 'dead-head.'"
Love's Last Request. "Fare
well, farewell," I cried. "When I re
turn thou'lt be my bride till then be
faithful, adieu in silence oft I'll think
of you." -
ihe glistening tears strained W
briglit eyes her thickening hronMi ;a
choked with sighs her fongac denies
ncr uosom s sway -i-aiewoii' i tore
myfen away. !
One moment say," she stammered
out; as quick as thought I wheeled
about. , . t
"My angid speak ! can aught bo dono
to coinlort thee when I am -'oneV T'll
send thee specimens of art from every
ruropcarj mart 1 11 sketch fop thee,
each Alpine scene, to let thee see where
I have been. A tdoue- from Simplon's
dreadful height, shall gratify thy: curi
ous sight. I'll -climb the fiery' Et
na's side to bring treasures for my
bride; and, oh, my life, each ship
shall bear a double letter to my fair."
"Ah, George," the weeping angel
said, and on my shoulder fell her head
'For constancy, my tears are hos.
tagc but when you write, please pay
the postage." . . y
The Sherman and John'son
Treaty. Every one can understand
that if General Sherman's treaty with
Geueral Johnson had been approved
by the Administration, pi- ly General
Grant, all the States woiildrha7c beet;
in the Union iu Juno, 18C5, the c'oun
try would have been placed oatbo
road to prosperity, negro suffrage and
negro equality would have been kept
in the background, arid all tho trou
bles we have since had upon the ques
tion of reconstruction would have been
avoided. That document recognized a.
much of State rights as the Northern
people are willing to concede, and may
yet be the platform of a Presidential
party. We believe that Sherma:
could be elected President with that
and nothing else for lm r.Iatfm-m .
Ex-President Buchanan recentlv had
conversation with a newspaper "corres
pondent, who says : v
"lie Mr. Buchanan thinks that the
terms that were agreed on by Genernli
joe .jo-inson a?iu fchennan at the
of the surrender were tho wisest
could have been followed. '
Slowly the public mind will come t
the same conclusion.
Eltxtioni-s yet to be - Held.
Concerning tMo elections that are to U
hc)l during-the coming, month,: tin
Nut ionnl Intt tii'jarrcr says New York
has to elect a Sta'e ticket ahd-Legis!;..
ture. That its Republican majority o
last year will bo reversed is a cei tai
as anything can be that hr.3 not actun;
ly happened. Tho estimates of tK
Conservative majority ore so large tb,i
we hardly care to annoy our oppoiie-u:
in advance by repeating- them ; bt;
that tho majority will be ovcrwhcluiin:'
they know us well as we do. Iu V -Jesey
there is a Legislature to be '-Ik--cn,
which will, of cfturee, bo Oii:
vative, and a coneiik-'ional amou
ment allowing "negro -suffrage is to i
voted on.- Its clmnccsj after t!
result m Onto, may very- rc;n
estimated. In Michigan and Kins.
nejrro suffrace is also tn h., vrt d
In these two States, and in V.'ist5'
Minnesota ami Mgccm.!.. ... . i..-.r ar
, - ...... . iiurciis. iii--"--
I State.clections to be held early se-
mourn. Jn ail oMheni we ct (
large gains for the, Copgerral-ittS, 8"