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The Tarhoro' Southerner.
A Family Fireside and Political Newspaper
rmusiiEn evshv thvrsimy .vokm.no by
CHARLES & BIGGS.
JXV.V.i G. CHARLES. -WILLIAM BIGGS,
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largest Journals in North Carolina, and ns
one of the institutions of the Country, nml
the organ ot Edgrecomlw County, its conduc
tors will strive to direct it in the interest of
llie State and Country at lHrsre, and they will
spare no pains to make it a lit representative
of the section from which it emanates.
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T,. D J'BXDER
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
TARBORO', N. C.
OFFICE, one door below Tost Office,
ami one above the store of D Pender & Co.
All business intrusted to wy care "Will
be promptly and strictly attended to.
Sept. 25, 180ft. 12-tf
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office No. 24 West Main Street,
"Messrs. liancy, llynian A: Co., New York.
ir. P. V. Clements. HaltinwTe. , .;
Messrs. C. W. Grandy fc Sons, Norfolk,
lion. V. A. Graham." llillsboro, N. C.
lion. V. N.1I. Siiiith, ilurfreesboro'. N.C.
ASA UIOUS. J. EDWIN MOORE
BIGGS & MOORE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Tarboro', N. C,
?T"KnLL attend the Courts in the Coun
tics of Martin, Ecrtio, Pitt, Edge
combe, Halifax, Nash, Wilson and Wayne,
nnd also the Federal, Bankrupt find Su
preme Courts. Strict attention paid to
the cjllectiou and adjustment of claims,
nnd to crises in Bankruptcy.
August 1, 18;7. So tf
;y Wilson Carolinian and Goldsboro'
vrr insert for one month and send bill to
Ml. R. F. ROSKKTSO.V,
DEN g TUT,
TARBORO", N. 0 ,
Office at the IMgeoor.ibe House, where
i.e can be found 011 Moudav and Tuesday
of each week.
May 2, 1S07. -2-tf
A. E. RICKS, D. D. L , would respect
fully"say to the C'iSzeus of Tarboro' and
its vicinity, that he is again in the practice
cf his l'lofeision and will in the future
as in tin.- past cnde.vvor to discharge bis
duty fiitUfullv for all those who require
Address, Rocky Mount, X. C.
Feb. 3, I8oG. " 10 tf
HVSi V, HVMAX & CO.,
Gcncr.il Commission Merchants,
Ko. 24 Exchange Place,
Foptctnbcr i'.jth lvo
"iYJI. B11YCE & CO.,
2;j Chambers ami 5 Reade Streets,
Q FECIAL .ATTENTION PAID TO
tlifs.-ilf of Cotton in this Market, on
niich liberal advances will be made and
T X PAID on application to R. Chapman.
Sept. 10. 41-ly
Iticlid J. Conwr. Chris. II. Uulfirdson
JAS. II. MoCLtEE, of N. C,
B. J. COXXER c& CO.,
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Huts, (-ops, Furs, Slraiv Goods.
234 & 2.-)(i CANAL STREET,
Xeaily opposite Erle's Hotel,
July -:s ;: vtf
JOHX K. 1I0YT,
of "Washington, X. C, with
CHICHESTER & CO.,
WHOLESALE KKALEilS IN
Foreign and Domestic Hard
ware, No 10, Barclay Strcef, near Aston House,
All orders promptly attended to."1
Feb. 10 11-tf
O. -. HATCH,
i.. :. KSTKS,
"Wilniiiigtoti, N. C.
M. F. HATCH,
HATCH, ESTES & CO.,
General Commission Merchants,
No. 1'!- Front Street, Corner of Pine.
CU)NSIGXMKXTS OF COTTON AND
Naval Stores solicited.
I'mkiI advances made and all orders
, Tannahill, Mellwaijie k Co.,
lO Pearl Street,
strict Personal Attention given to
F.ST ROLL AND (JENNY BAG
ging, Rope and Iron furnislieil at
iuvcis market ratc.
Taxes on Cotton will be paid by our friends
Messrs. I), i'ender Co.: .Matlicw Wcddcll.
Jisij., Mesi-s. Smith & Williams. Turboro",
N. C. J. E. Liudey, Rockv -Mount, N. C.
Messrs. G. II, Drown &: Co..'V."a.-lniiyton, N.
A. T. BRUCE & CO.,
General Commission Merchants,
For the Sale of Cotton and other
Xo. ICG PEARL STREET,
5:":r vt" Cou"n
accouiiiiodatiM ;!, ... . .
,,. ,. Koi'is i pay l ux
y culling on Messrs Brown t-
H. D. Tecl. Tarboro-. 1
roperty covered by Insurant
osV-...i,..i i,f scon
"X3IBER 1 OU S'.jp
AiA NOW l-i.'i i' ..i.-r. "
ISI' I .11 is. !....,., ,
ln;,.y wiM. , ,,,,,,.,. .,.
v,'"'"U Ib Jr'-"el Co..
!.."' V'N iU . 1 arlinro'. who ,:,..,. . ..
1 uesday ,, Saturday of each week I
i l. sons .lesii ing property of any
;iUaow0,Itoc,lllon,1ue, As no
.twiUL9irea to obtain thohigliest
1 ec. 2-tf
OIIN WHITE, ESQ., FORMERLY
99 of Warrcnton, N. C, is thisdav admit
ted a partner in onr business. Hit style of the
firm to be
FREER, XEAL & 0.
FREER - XEAL
(iEO. tl. FRF.K.R, N C. JOHN It. XEAI.) . C.
JXO. WHITE, X. r.
FREER, XEAL & CO.,
General Commission Merchants,
Refer to 11 11 Smith, Esq. Scotland Neck ;
Hon V. 15 Vance. Charlotte : O G Parsley iV
Co, E Murray " Co, "Wilmington ; General
It W Ilayward, Raleigh; General "Wade
Hampton, South Carolina; Co!on-1 John W.
Cunningham, 1'erson c.unty ; Turner Rattle.
Esq, Edirecoinbe; ExehantTe National Dank
of Norfolk- George H Brown iV Co, AVasli
ington, oct. I l-tf
RICKS, HILL & CO.,
t7c?t. Commission Alcrcltants
1TB AGGTNG and ROPE furnished pny
M.9 able in Cotton. Liberal advances
made. sop 1 lo-tf
JAMES GORDON & CO.,
t PROMPT PERSONAL ATTENTION
given to the sale of Produce of every
kind, and to the purchase of all supplies
for Farmers, Merchants, and others iti the
country. nov i;0, l-tf
V.W.GruiHl;, C.R.G rawly, C Vr.Gran.h.jr
C. H. GRAXDY & SONS,
House Established 1316,
FORWARDING AND COMMISSION
M E R C II A X r S ,
NO Ii FOLK, VA.
ElOR THE SALE OF COTTON,
. Grain, Naval Stores ami Country Pro
duce generally, and purchasers of General
C01Y.YND & HARRIS,
General Commission Irrrlianls,
HG Commerce Street,
7 ILL attend promptly to sales of Cot-
ton, Grain, Lumber, Tobacco, X ;
val Stores, &c., and purchas s of uj ; ""-,
and forwarding Cotton and Tuoneco to Eu
rope if desired.
D. G. Cowaxo, Washington Co., X. C.
R. J. IIakriss, Granville, lute ' Hilif-ix
Count', X. C. aug -.)) D-.n
Refers to T. E. Lewis, Tarboro'.
J. I. REICD. ACT..
P11ACTIC AI, 1 1 ATT I :K,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer ia
Hats, Cap?, Straw Goods,
Umbrellas, Canes, Si: ,
No. 18 Main Street,
ap. 18. ilO-ly
Berkley. W. M. Mil.'cir.
J. W. Grand;, Formerly of N. (J.
BERKLEY', MILLAR & CO.
Wholesale Dealers in
Drv Goods & Notions,
10 West Main Street,
Next door to Exchange National Bank
mar. 2S. 10 1y
J. M. FREEH IX,
Watchmaker and Jeweler,
NO. -29 MAIN STREET,
Corner of Talbot Street.
CONSTANTLY ON HAND A FULL
J assortment of Watches, Jewelry, Sil
ver Tvare, &c.
Y.'atches carefully and properly Repair
ed, npr. 4. 18-tf
L. L. Urickhoitse. S. J. 1'Uomu.
L, L. BRICKIIOrSE & CO.,
Wholesale and Retail dealers iu
Trunks, Valises, Carpet Rags&c,
No. M ii Al a i n htroot,
Opposite Taylor, Martiu k Co.,
$2f Full stock constantly on hand at
Lowcst Market Prices.
John II. Ferree, of Morganton, X". C.
mar 28. 16-ly
C F Greenwood. Fred Greenwood.
C. P. CREEH 00D & CO.,
"Watchmakers and Jewelers,
FINE GOLD AND SILVER WATC li
es, Diamond., Pearl and other rich
Jewelry, Solid Sn.er and Plated Ware,
No. 27 Main Street,
N. B. Watches and Jewelry repaired by
the most skillful workmen and warranted.
April 4. 1807. 18-ly
S. W. SELMER.
00 Main Street,
NVholestxle and Retail
Clothier and Merfhant Taylor.
ST liKFS CONSTANTLY ON HAND
one of the largest and best selected
stocks of Ready Made Clothiai? an l
gent furnishing goods, nlso a fine assort
uient of piece goods, which be is prepareJ
to make up to order in the latest and most
fashionable styles, a call is ?ery respect
fully mtuested. S. W. SEJ.BNE R.
April i, 18C-7. l'-tf
I Am a Southern Alan, of Southern 3? r i n c i p 1 e s
IV OK FOLK.
J0. BURGESS & CO.,
Wholesale Grocers, Commission Mer
chants, and Dealers in
Foreign and Domestic Liquors,
Cor. Wide Water and Commerce Streets,
CS FECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO
consignments and prompt returns
m:ulc. ()ct. 10. 44-Cra
WM II. rfcTKRS. WASIIIXGTOX KEKI).
PETERS & REED,
General Commission, Shipping1 and
Town Point, Norfolk, Va.,
Water Street; Portemoutli.
Oct. 10. -n-Hm
(Successor to P. D I WORTH,)
No. 1 Wide W&er Street,
WII,L PAY THE HIGHEST MAR
V V ket price for Cottm. and Woolen
Rags, Rope, Paper, Metals'. Dones, &c.
Juno 6, 1807. ' 27-ly
S3IITH, ELLIOTT CO.,
Grocers and Commission Merchants,
No. 12 Roanoke Sqiure,
CONSIGNMENTS OF ?RODUCE
and orders for Goods 11 receive
prompt attention. Raifin ami lit pe furn
ed. Sept. 1-. l-t.ian'O
W. II. CllKKK. W. K. CirKIIAKT. C. CAl'EHAKT.
CREEK, CAPESIART & CO.,
Grocers and Commission Mercliants,
Ko. S5 Commerce Street,
A SUPPLY OF PUKE Peruvian
IS Gtwino ami other Fertilizers, Uo;k',
Bagging, Groceries and Liquors, ke;t eon
tantly on hand.
r?et't. . 40-Oui.
TAYLOR, MARTIN & CO.,
JJ Alt l-R'JX AND STKEL,
WAG ON r ATFllI AI
KILTING AX J l'ACKIN'3,
House Furnishing Goods, i'cc,
Circul ir Front, corner of Main street and
Nails nt Factory Prices, Trace Chains,
Weed, Ililiing and Grub Hoes, Horse Col
lars: and llames. Axes, Saw, kc &c.
The trails supplied at Xoithern prices.
mar. IIS. 15-ly
AYliolcsale dealers in
and Agents for Carolina Relle Scotch
Snull, and various grades of
V I UG I N I A M A X i; 1'ACT U RE D
g-r EEF COXSTLSv'TLY ON HAND
a full stock of Sugar nml Coib-e,
Flour, Lard, P.acon, Candles, Family and
Fancy Soips, Cheese, Putter, Fish, Pork,
Salt, Candy, BiTckets, Prooms, Shot, Tovr
dor, an I many other articles, to complete
the assortment usually found in a Jol)-
bin;; Cirocrrv E!we.
Any consignment will have especial at
tion. No -4 Rowland's Wharf,
np. 25, lSr.7. 21-ly
I'd. P. Tal,b. Ed. .). Moore. Ed. J. G ijhh.
EDWARD P. TABU & CO.
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
West Side Market Sfjuare,
Sis n ol the Anvil.
A GENTS FOR THE SALE OF OLD
ifL Dominion Nails, Emery's Cotton Gin,
Doyle & GamLles (.'ircular J'it and cut
Saws W'rrcnttd. Gum Belting, all sizes.
A large stock nlwaj-s on ban of Axes,
Spades, Shovels, Forks, Chain Traces
Hollow Ware, Horse Collars, Rope.
Agents for Fairbanks & Co's Standard
that will weigh a Gold Do.lar or a Canal
A large stock of Queens Ware, China
and Glass. Attention of the trade re
spectfully solicited. mar. 28. IG-ly
! G. H. BROWN witSl
T. 31. KOKIXSON & CO..
General Commission and Shipping Ker-
WASHINGTON, N. C.
C(,l. D M Carter. Washington.
Judge E J Warren. '
Col." Will I Rodman, "
R Norlb-et. Em., Tarborough.
Will.'c Walston. Eq., ;
lion George Howard, "
JUil.l ill I J, 11 J iVv.ll
Receiving and Forwarding
WASHINGTON, N. C.
April 4th, 1SC7. 18-tf
II. Yv ISWALL & SOX,
and Wholesale and Retail dealers in
Groceries & General Merchandise
WASHINGTON, C .
Xov. j. 1-,Jr
B. F. 1IAVEXS,
General Commissi"" AJ"-J...i.
WishittoH A- C-
Strict personal attention will be given to
,he receiving and MBf S.
dec o J-it
SWILL deliver all kinds of LJMBER to
any convenient point from my Mill, at
the shortest notice,
and on reasonable
near Sfarta, X. C.
JV 60-31 tf. J
EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NORTH
The Tarljoro' Southerner.
THURSDAY, i t - - DEC. IS, 18C7
From the Southern Opinion
Jefferson Davis as an Orator.
AVe find in the Southern Home Jour
nal an elaborate article, contributed by
E. A. Pollard, in which the claims of
the cx-f resident of the Confederacy
as an orator are reviewed, and consid
ered at Jength. A keen analytical dis
quisition of the term Eloquence intro
duces the subject, and the writer then
proceeds to notice the position occu-J
pied by Mr. Davis in the United States
Senate in the days before Secession,
where he reigned one of the eloquent
triumvirate along with Clay, Webster,
and Calhoun. 2dr. Pollard says :
" The qualities of Mr. Davis as an
orator were of rare and cultivated type.
His person realized all that the popu
lar imagination pictured for" an orator,
liis thin spare itgure, his almost sor
rowful cast of countenance, composed
however in an invariable expression of
dignity, gave the idea of a body worn
by the action of the mind, an intellect
supporting in its prison of flesh the
paius of constitutional disease, and tri
umphing over physical confinement and
aftiiction. His carriage was erect
there was a soldierly affectation, of
which, indeed, the hero of Ruena Vis
ta gave evidence through his life, hav
ing the singular conceit that his genius
was military, and fitter for arms than
tor the council, lie had a precise
manner, and an austerity that was at
first forbidden; but he had naturally a
genial temper, sociable qualities, and a
disposition that endeared him to all by
whom he was surrounded. His style
as r speaker was verjr deliberate some
times with niajestick slowness pouring
out his wealth of language, and anon
with low searching tones penetrating
the ear even more distinctly than the
strained utterances of oth :r speakers.
His voie was always clear aud firm,
without tretnour ; his elocution excel
lent. The matter of his speeches was
invariably sound and sensible. Al
though not a schol.ir in the pedantlek
sense of the term, and making no pre
tensions to tbo doubtful reputation of
the sciolist, his reading was classical
and varied, his fund of illustration
lartre, and his resources of imaginary
plentiful ynd always apposite."
Of Mr. Davis' manner in speaking,
the foil i ing passage affords a truthful
"There was another remarkable traTT
of 3Ir. Davis as an orator. His elo
quence was haughty and defiant, and
his Maimers singularly imperious. He
spoke as one who would not brook con
tradiction, who delivered his statements
of truth as if without regard to any
thing said to the coutrary, and who
disdained the challenges of debate.
With an eye sometimes kindling like
the light that blazed ou ' Diomt-d s
crest ; ' with a couutenanee engsaveu
with passion ; with a form erect but
elastiek, he presented the clear-cut con
spicuous front of a proud and dange
rous antagonist. The writer recollects
1 1 i in in one or the passages of the tie
b ate in the Senate on the famous Kan
sas bill, v.hefl he shone as the imper
sonation of dtfiaut pride and threw his
haughty chalii'ige in the face of a po
litical enemy. lr. Douglas, of Illinois,
had twitted swie of his Democratick
friends for what he declared their al
leged defection, mt promised their re
storation to thciharty on certain con
ditions. Mr. Da is rose suddenly to
his feet, with croc and dilated figure,
and, striking hie breast, exclaimed
proudly and passionately : ' scorn
jour quarter! ' "
The memorable ifarewell speech of
Mr. Davis, deiivem! in the Senate of
the United States afier the secession of
Mississippi more remarkable for pith,
point, and earnestness, than for elo
quence is referred to in the sketch as
an evidence of Mr. Daris powers as an
" There is a brief historical vindica
tion of the South in this speech, an
i argument limited to the fewest words,
and then a fit and diguiiud inspiration
in an appeal to Providenct, " invoking
the CJod of our fathers wlo delivered
them from the power of tie lion, to
protect us from the ravages, of the
bear." But the language fc very fine,
the spirit of the address digfified ; and
those who witnessed its oVivery bv
Mr, Davis will recollect how Ye Senate
hung on the slow and uninijnssioncd
words, and how tears even Mr re shed
when he walked forth from t& cham
ber, " released from obligation disc.
cumbered of the memory of an; inju
ry he had received," prepared fo a new
career, the most important and d-ama-tiek
of modern times. In the ciise of
his speech he had shown an unbound
ed personal generosity, begged paidon
of all whom he had ever olleuded, and
directing his attention to the Republi
can Senators, had declared that he car
ried away no hostile feelings, and sin
cerely apologized for whatever of per
sonal displeasure had ever been occa
sioned ia debate. It is reirfarkable that
after such a nob'o tender of personal
MiaonciHation, only two Republican
Senators approached him aud shook
his band at parting. They were Mes
srs. Ilatw nnj Cameron."
Of Mr. Davis otner urutui ieal effort.-,
aud their influence upon the war the
writer speaks as follows :
" lie spoke but seldom, yet always
with the effects of the orator. In the
first days of the war, when Richmond
was garish with troops, and vocal with
the preparations for conflict, when
there was a great demand for patriotic
harangues, and an almost daily call for
orators, Mr Davis spoke more "frequent.
CAROLINA) THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 18G7.
ly. The writer recollects his glowing
spcoch to the authorities of Richmond,
whoa ' the President of the Six Na
tiou3 ' was welcomed there to accept an
emjire extending from the Potomack
to the Rio Q rande ; his animated ha
rangue in the encampment of the
Ilanpton Legion at Rocketts; his tri
umphant eloquence when, from the bal
conr of the Spotsv'ood Hotel, he re-
couatcd the victory of Manassas, and
spole of the standard of the Confede
racy being soon ' crowned with the
Cowers and fruits of enduring peace.' "
The last publick speech of Mr. Da
vs as. the President of the Southern
Confederacy wa made in the African
Church, Richmond. It was at a des
perate period of affairs, when the Con
federate Commissioners had been re
pulsed at Fortress Monroe, and the vl
thmium of the enemy had boon made
iu saoh firm and insolent tones as could
only have proceeded from the assurance
of Victory. The sketch proceeds.
"On thi3 occasion Mr. Davis appear
ed lefore the public without any an
nouncement whatever; the meeting at
the shurcb. had been called to adopt re
solutions on the part of the State of
Virginia with reference to the prosecu
tion of the war, and there was a gene
ral surprise of the audience when the
tliu figure of Mr. Davis, in a worn
sit of gray, stalked into the hall, and
afconded the speaker's stand. For
more than an hour he held the audience
by an appeal of surpassing eloquence.
The speech was txltmporc, for he was
frequently - interrupted, aud always
spoke appropriately and at length to
the subjects suggested by the exclama
tions, of the audience."
" He spoke with an even, tuneful
flow of words j the choicest language
appeared to come from his lips without
jn effort; spare of gestures, his dilated
form, and a voice the lowest notes of
.vhich were distinctly audible, and
which anon rose as a sound of a trum
pet, were yet sufficient to convey the
strongest emotions, and to lift the
hearts of his hearers to the level of Lis
graoil discourse. The sentiment of his
speech was that of imperious, uncon
querable defiance to the enemy ; their
insolent officials at Fortress Monroe
'ittle knew that they " talked to their
))iasicrs," and that it would be their
hi v ll tii qV f.o l;ianr ;i lio1', rn flw-,
aier soistiee vrs reckoned; and then
changing the subject, he servcyed the
whole field of the war, enumerated now
hopes, and, at list, speaking of the pri
vtUVsoTUtcrs -rr the Confederacy, no
commemorated their heroism and de
votion, drew a picture of their suffer
ings, and in withering tones cursed the
speculators who had traded and piofited
by their distress, and said the day might
soon come when their ill-gotten gold
would be divided in the camps of the
country's defenders ! It was a splend
id oration ; it was said that the war had
got a new lca-'C of life; but alas the
military events of the next few weeks
nullified all that eloquence could ac
comp'.ifh. terminated the existence of
the Confederacy, and consigned to a
dim and voiceless prison he who by his
words had eo nmanded the affairs and
ruled the affections of six millions of
Mr. Pollarl concludes his sketch of
: Mr. Davis nl an Orator " by the fol
lowing just tribute to his personal
character : '
'If Mr. Davis failed as a ruler, wo
must yet rcnciulcr that he did much
to adorn the ;:mse of the Coiifedcraey
by t lie purity' of Lis life, his accom
plishments, lis eloquence, his dignity,
the marked ibutrast of his mind and
manners to tlie uncouth representative
of the North at Washington. In these
respects Mr. Davis has great'v honored
his couutryneu ; the world could not.
fail to com pa "c his learning, his polish,
his elofjiioric! , with the rude conceits
and cranks, the tangled" English. r.nJ
the literary peculiarities of the North
ern President ; and so in the entire
progress of ti e war, the educated opin
ion of Europe was iue'.ined to the South
by a strong personal admiration cf Mr.
Davis as one of
first scnoiars and
He has reprcsen-
orators of America
ted some of the best virtues and ac
eoinplishnicn's of his countrymen ; he
has raised the standard of Southern
character in the eyes of the world; he
has decorated the Confederate name
with many noble literary images; and
the time may come, when apart from
the passions and prejudices of political
controversy, Jefferson Davis may be
studied as a model in the schools of
youth, and honored as one who exalted
the literature of the now common coun
try by hi displays in the character of
a writer, aud in the role of the orator."
An old niasi, who claims the license
to speak his mind freely, writes as fol
lows to the Columbus Index'. "Young
ladies, the whole secret with nine-tenths
of you, cf not being able to get off
your pare:,''s hands, is that you don't
know how to work. You can't keep
house. y(iU can-fc BiaCG a p.,-ir o-
breech 35. You can't tell, for the life
of you, tho difference between bran
and shorts, or which cow gives the
buttorni.lk. 'Jho young men generally
came out 0f the war with "tho skin of
their teeth," with ao foi.tunej p migllt
say, nut teeir wardrobes of Lino n.l
j their canteens; and to marry with them
uon, iwvmuien, ivluvuo wvic fcO lllilfc.-
ing a living with the assistance of a
loving, industrious helpmate, than
indulging in opera music, moonshine
and poetry. Do you know what they
say of one of our butterfly young lad
ies who has held them in the "parlor
engaged by the hour listening to "ele
gant nothings?" Nineteen times out of
twenty, .t is this: "Well, she is all
right for an evening's entertainment.,
but she will not make a good wiL-."
M I i
." Jeffeeson Davis,
Scirspapers and Advertisers.
We haveseen the statement hazarded
that ''the whole newspaper business is
one stupendous system of drumming
from begining to end." This is emiu
ently true, aud the subject is so well
treated in the following article from
an unknown exchange, we give it en
tire without further comment:
"When you advertise a man's wares
you drum custom for him as effectually
as if you had tried to secure a sale by
direct application, and it is this view
of the matter that induces people to
advertise at all. If this was not the
cose they would be 'paying you some
thing lor nothing.' The difference be
tween a newspaper publisher and a
drummer is that one drums for a whole
community, while the other only soli
cits for one person. There is scarcely
a paper in the world that has not at
some time or other sought by personal
application to obtain pafcouagc. A
majority cf the respectable firms in the
country, representing every department
of industry and commerce, have adop
ted a system of drumming, and find it
profitable to themselves and not unplea
sant to those with whom thev
deal. It is live, honorable competition.
beneiieial alike to the retailer and the
consumer, and is practiced because it
is true in business that the greatest
amouutof activity secures the largest
share of success. Why condemn a
practice that is held in universal esteem,
or refuse to do for yourself that you
are constantly doing for others?
The Asiatic state of business is net
suited to this country. We would like
to see a turbaiined shop-keeper open a
bazaar on Main Street in Tarboro', cross
his legs on his ottoman, envelope himself
with smoke from his Chibouk, alternate
ly guzzling coffee, pray ing. aud smoking,
most of his time insensible to all pro
positions to trade, responding to the
most emphatic remarks of those who
would purchase with an expressive
grunt. II a prou-sscs to have a great
aversion to business which is intend
ed to increase your desire for it and
will only consent to rise and swindle
you after compelling you to a painful
course of pt obatlou. This is not exac
tly our style.
Glass House. Tii St. Paul's the
new magazine, edited by Anthony Trol-
lopc, we find the following account
hew women, smash their neighbors'
glass huuscs. YVo have not words to
condemn such horrible imputations:
"Glass houses are not regarded as
very formidable defences by women,
sex. The other day we were admiring
a lady's dress iu the presence cf an
other lady, and we marvelled inach at
its beautiful color. 'Ycu silly goose,'
said our fair friend, 'can't you see
that the silk has been dyed and turned?
It would serve men almost right if wo
men ceased the attempt to dress well.'
We were silenced, but could not help
thinking that possibly some men would
have no objection at all to be 'served
quite right.' Nothing can well exceed
a womau's dexterity in suiashint her
uuigno'.rs giass nouse, ana tne wnole
proceeding is a marvellous exhibition
of inger.uitj-. Provided with the smal
lest pebble, but the highest polish, she
will appreacii iter poor sister, aud, after
much palaver and kis mg of cheeks.
she will retire to a short distance.
Then, watching her opportunity, crash
mis m::ius me luuo missi.e witii tne
force aud whiz of a bullet. Awhile
she watches t he agony cf her prostrate
enemy, and then approaches with the
sweetest of smiles to offer her pity and
tears. (Ireat (.Jod! is it possible that
such loveliness and tenderness can at
times bo allied to a cruelty in the re
finement cf which no wild animal can
surpass the mortal angel?''
Tllint'TK TO SCUTHERX WoMEV.
Jefferson Davis pays tho following
eloquent tribute to Southern women:
"If asked for my sublimcst idea of
what woman should be in time of war.
T would point to the dear women of
my people, as I have seen them dur
ing the recent struggle. The Spartan
mother sent forth her boy, bidding him
return with hcuor cither carrying his
swerd, or on it. The tvomea of the
South sent forth their sons, directing
them to return with wounds disabling
them from further service, cr never
return at all. All they had was flung
into the conflict beauty, grace, pas
sion, refinement, the exquisite frivol
ties so dear to tho ser, were east aside;
I their songs, if they hard any heart to
sing were patriotic; t-ieir trinkets
were flung into the public crucible;
tho carpet from their floors were por
tioned out as blankets to the suffering
soldiers of their country. Women
bred to every refinement of luxury
wore homespun made by their own
hands. As nurses of the sick, as an
gels of charity, as paticut and beautiful
household deities, accepting every
sacrifice with unconcern, and lighten
ing the burden of war by their art and
blandishment, and labor proper to their
sphere, the dear women of the South
deserve to take rank with the highest
heroes of the grandest days of the
An editor down South says he would
as soon try to go to sea upon a shingle,
make a ladder of fog, chase a streak
lightning through a crab-apple orchard,
i, ,,. tno rongue ot an oid
maid, or set Erie on fire with a wet
match, as to stop lovers getting mar
ried when they take it into their heads
to do so.
"IsavTummas," remarks an enquif
in- "drit in .Tudv, "what brood do you
call that er dig ' rourn ?" Tummss
"Well, he's tw brrcd.?. Tenter r.ril
rotter, ile P- "u
nose nt the f re."
I Bar? I
The Fate of the Aposiies.
The question is frequently asked,
what was the fate of the Apostles of
ur Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
The following epitome will bo both in
teresting aud instructive to many of
our readers :
St. Matthew was slain with a sword
in the city of Nadabar, in Ethiopia,
A. D., 60.
St. Mark was dragged through the
streets of Alexander, iu Egypt, until he
expired; after which his body was burn
ed to ashes.
St. Luke was hanged upon an olive
tree in Greece. He was the writer of
an excelleut Gospel, and the Acts of
the Apostles, and several epistles now
St. John was put into a caldron of
boiling oil, but a miracle appeared in
his favor; the oil did him no harm ; he
afterwards died a natural death at
Ephesus, in Asia.
St. James, the Great, was beheaded
at Jerusalem, A. D.. 4-1.
St. James, the Less, was thrown
from a pinnacle or wing of the temple,
and then beaten to death with a Fuller's
St. Phillip wa3 severely scourged,
and afterwards crucified at Hcliopolis,
in Phrygia, A. P., 52.
St. Bartholomew was flayed alive,
and then crucified in India by the com
mand of a barbarous King.
St. Andrew was bound to a crosr.
from wheuco ho preached to the peo
ple until he expired, at Edesa iu
St. Thomas was thrust through, the
body with a lance at Caromandel, in
the Fast Indies.
St. J tide was crucified at Edcssa,
A. D., 72.
St. Simon Zelotcs, was crucified iu
Persia, A. D. 7-i.
St. Mathias was first stoned nnd
then beheaded at Jerusalem.
St. Parnabas was stoned to death
by the .lews at Salamis, A. D. 73.
St. Paul was beheaded at Rome, by
order of the Emperor Nero, A. !..
St. Peter was crucified at Rom
A. D.. 78. He was confined with his
head downward, which, however, was
at his cwn request; thinking thereby
to die less honorably than his mas
ter. Thus did those distinguished men
testify by their martyrdom, to the truth
of the doctrines which they prea;hed
t N a i x ; i Cm r. u e x .
jers' Journal thus pleasantly dis-
courses on this subject:
What shall we call it? The baby
has come, we are told; whether it is a
boy or a girl, the mamma and it "are
as well as can be expected" mystic
formula! and then comes the final
question, what is to be its name?
"I should iike a pretty one," mam
ma murmurs from the snuggery of
dimity and pillow; and she looks at
the little purple bundle breathintr with
that wonderful impressive calm, aud
puts a kiss upon as much as there is
to kiss of its wonderful unimpressive
face; and as. at such time as this,
mamma's wii-h becomes pleasantly ex
ecuted law. all the pretty names within
ken arc collected, and said over and
thought about, and canvassed, and
tiest of ail is
one that is pret-
The choosing a name by sound be
longs to civilization. It is not so with
nations iu their infancy. 'They went
by sense. They fixed ou a name that
described the child, that referred to
its personal eh iracteristies, that was
an outlet for their prety and thanks
giving, and they was owned ahead' by
somcshing that they were grateful for
aud loved. The Jewish mother as
long ago as the days chronicled in the
Bible rocked her baby ou her breast,
and she sat among the flocks, and birds,
and fiowe".-, and called it Susanna, lily:
or Iladasseh, myrtle; or Zophar, her
little bird; or Deborah, the bee, that
buzzed so closely it made her little one
open its eyes and smile; for, joyous and
poetic in her luxuriant hind, the timid
sheep were bleating by, and she called
her babe Rachel, in their memory ; or
the rich fruit of the pomgranatc over
hung her, and gave her food, and she
called her baby Tabrimon; or the palm
tree rose straight and tall, and so her
child should be nanud Tomar ; or
, . b j 111. ,,14
the sparrows twitt
her child was 7.
it J on ah p
cooed softly, and she called
or the crow shewed ils sable plumage.
and its name was Caleb; or the light
seed down w?s wafted by her, and her
babe was Sulia, the tender, delicate
Va-ii? ef Personal .rctncss.
Many worthy women, who would not
for the world be found wanting in the
manner of personal meatness, seem
somehow to have the notion that any
study of the arts of personal beauty in
family life is unmatronly. They buy
tneir ciotnes witii
simple rcierenca to
economy, and r.ave tueni made up
without any question of bcconiingncss;
and hence marriage sometimes trans
forms a charming, trim, tripping young
lady info a wadling matron, whose ev
ery day toilet suggests only the idea of
a feather-bed around with a string,
or iov r ai !
-.-.tmiarv banishment of the srace
tho domestic circle as soon as the Baby
makes its appearance, is at all conducive
to domestic affection. Nor do I think
that there is any need cf so doing.
1 1iese good housewives arc iu danger,
like other saints, of falling into error
of n!?ctinT th body through to;
much thoughtful'!?-? i'.jv others, and
too little for tiiniNcivo; If a woman
ovor ha0- prr at'-irtire 'ics. lot her try
and kor i, rn?t:t'r it rl vxn aa one of
her domestic 1 1-jr.ts .S-jv.'hrrn Xktr.
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Joah Bi"!ngs on Art emus Ward.
We don't believe, says the Troy
Budget, Josh Rilling ever wrote any
thing better or more touching than
the following. We don't Relieve tint
philosophy was ever better united to
the bitterness of grief. It is poetry in
diiitalillc, it is the heart of an houe6t
man in yellow plush :
Josh Billings to Artemux Ward i
Deth haz done a cruel thing latelji
Deth seldom is imparshall ; it is all
that kaa be said in his fsver. He
moves his sithe awl round the world,
now in this field, now in that ; wheat
flowers and weeds drop, wilt and
wither, for hj sithes early aud late, in
city and in town, bi the harthstun and
away oph where the wanderers ar.
Deth haz done a cruel thing lately.
Deth is seldom kind. Hero a father,
a mother, p. wee small thing ; but a
month on a visit ; that Mary and
Charley go uoth in white clothes
deth mows ; many fields ar lade bare,
fur Deth cuts clos as well as cruel.
Deth luvs to mow; tishis stile. Ila
is eld and slick with his sickle ; ho
mowed for Abel ov old, aud for Abel
Deth mows strangely, and round
fall the dazy and grass, and alouc,
snarling, stauds the koarro thistel, an
fur what ? Deth kant tell, God only
Deth, yu hay dun a cruel thing late
ly, ya hav mowed where the wittiest
one of them all stood, whozc words
havo gone lading awl over tho world,
whose heart wuz az good and as soft
az a mother's.
Deth you have mowed where my"
friend Artemus stood, and Humor
wears a mourning now lbr the child
of her heart. 1 am sad, and I am
Writing to us, continues the Budget
Josh says modestly, as if an apology
was necessary, "I caurot wrile epi
taphs in my style, nnd if I don't use
my style, uobody will thank me for
the effort. If amau stands on his li9ad
once, he has got to stand on his head
the balance of his days. Yv'c can't put
on the cap aud ever wear the citizen's
dross again. This is the misery that
fools sutler ; when they would like to
quit playiug the fool, and creep in
among sensible folks. Artemus was
kind to n:c once, and that is enough
for mc. I had rather have a slice of .a
man's heart than his bank account."
A Confirm EU Gitu mulls. Some
time ago there lived in Fdinboro, a well
known grumbler named Sandy Clack,
whose often recurring fitj of spleen or
indigestion rrouuce.t some amusii:
scene3 of senseless irritabilif
were highly relished by"
orute s goou, patient nine wile, v1
morning r-anuy rose oent on t; quarre
The baddies and ciru's were excellent."
done to a turn, and had been ordered
by himself the prcvous evening; and
breakfast passed without the lookcd-f or
" What will you have for dinner,
said Mrs. Black.
chicken, madam," said tho bus
" Roast, or boiled ?" asked the wife.
" Confound it I madam, if you had
been a good ami considerate wife, you'd
have known before this what I liked,"
Sandy growled out ..and, slimming the
door behind him, left the house.
It was in tho spring, and a friend
who was present heard the little wiles-ay,
" Sandy's bent on a disturbance
to'day ; I shall not please him. do what
The dinner time came, and Sandy
and his friend sat down to dinner.
The fish was eaten in silence, and. on
raising the cover cf the dish before
him, in a towering passion he called
out, " boiled chit-ken ! I hate it, madam.
A chicken boiled is a chicken spoiled."
Immediately the cover was raised for
another chicken, roasted to turn.
' Madam, 1 won't eat roast chicken,"
roared Sunday ;" you know how it
should have been cooked."
At that instant a boiled chirken,
with mushrooms, was placed on the ta
ble. " Without green peas ?" roarc 1 tho
" Here they are, dear," said Mrs.
" How dare you spend my money la
that way ?" -
" They were a present," said the
wife, interrupting him.
Raising from his scat, and rushing
from the room amidst a roar of laugh-'
ter fimn his friend, ho clenched his
fist, and shouted, How dare you receive
a present without my leave :'
The Boom of tUe n:jrh Eat.
Ladies, who always take an intCrct
in what their admirers wear will be
glad to hear that the high hat f ir
gentlemen the ' stove-pipe," to c-,il it
by the slang terms is doomed, livery
season, it fails in height and the brim
in the course of a f'W
s of fahion, it will he
replaced by what the London Sjc'.aior
promises and prays for a reaso inhlo
headdress a tow stiff smnbrcrn of
silk covered bardboard with soft in
terior edges, than which no one coul i
wish for a more reasonable or more bo
coming covering. It will bo light, far
there will be little of it vill shado
tne eyes ana i ces iar more import
ant because it lias broad brims cart
be taken off for a bow, because it i:n
the single merit of the old hat it ad
mits ot scientific ventilation. In Eng
land the revolution in hats is likely to
be effected soouer than iu ibis country
for there the Prince of WaPs win
leads the fashion, and has been red a.
cincr his hats in height at tho rate of
about half .on inch a month lately, will
effect, the reform. Here, democrat! J
though we be there can hi n" demo
cracy r-J fashion although it is pretty
certain that whatever becomes- the
"fashion" the maj'yof people will .
j wear " I-
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