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CHARLES & BIGGS. ;
JAME3 O. CHARLES. WILLIAM Bl-J33.
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largest Journnls in North Carolina, and as
nne of the institutions of the Couutry, anil
the organ oi Edgecombe County, its conduc
tors will strive to direct it in the interest of
lUe State and Country at large, and they vill
spare no pains to make it a fit representative
of the section from which it emanates. ,
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T,. D l'EXDER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
TAUBOHO-, N. C
OFFICE, one door below Post Office,
aud one above the store of D Pender & Co.
All business intrusted to "w'y eare will
promptly nnd strictly attended to.
Sept. 2o, 18G6.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office Wo. 24 West Main Street,
Messrs. Dancy, Ilyman & Co., New York.
Dr. P. P. Clements, Baltimore.
.Messrs. C. W. Grundy & Suns, Norfolk.
VI. A. Graham, Ilillsl.oro', N. C.
"W . N. II. Smith, Murfreesboro'. N. C.
29. . 30-lt
ASA BIGGS. I . EDWIN MOOBE
. BIGGS & 310 ORE,
ATTORNEYS AT LA,
Tarboro; N. C,
WILL attend the Courts in the Coun
ties of .Martin, Bertie, Pitt, Edge
combe, Halifax, Nash, Wilson iinu Wayne,
and also the Federaj, Bankrupt and Su
preme Courts. StijL-t attention paid to
tho collection and adjustment of claims,
and to cases in Bankruptcy.
August 1, 1867. 33 tf
j'ViWson'Cairjlinian and Goldsboro'
Star insert for one month and send bill to
- TAKBOUO', N
Office at the Edgecombe
ic can be found on Monday nnd Tuesday
of acli Tfceif.
May 2, 1867. 22-tf
.. ? NOTICE.
A. E. KICKS, D. D. L , would reipect-
"fully say o the Citizens of Tarboro' and
its vicinit, that he is agfMii iu the practice
, cf tis Pifessiou and will in the future
113 in the 'past endeavor to discharge his
PR. R. T. RODERTSOV,
duty faithfully for all those who require
" Jjia. serice.
v 'i . Address, Rocky Mount, X. C.
- FeKJS, 1860. 10 tf
:nrv. iivmw r..
J General Commission Merchants,
No. 21 Exchange Place,
V NEW YORK.
.."September 20th 1M"7. ?,2-y
Cliambers anrd 5 Rsade Streets,
" FECIAL ATTENTION PATH TO
' CI the sale of Cotton in this ?Jarket, on
ii illicit liberal advances will be made ana
T VX PAIL) on application to K. unapin.ui.
Sept. 19. J
Ekh'dJ. Conner. Chcs.
JAS. II. IcCLUEU, of N
R. J. CONNER & CO.,
Mnyufacturers and Dealers in
laisriUtns. Furs, Mraw iwootis.
254 &25G CANAL STREET,
Nearly opposite Erlc's Hotel,
. July 28 35-tf
JOHN K. IIOYT,
of Washington, N. C, with
CHICHESTER k CO.,
"WHOLESALE DKALtliS IX
Foreign and Domestic Hard
ware, No 10, Barclay Street, near Aston House,
JK All orders promptly attended to.Q2a
Feb. 10 H-tf
. C. HATfH, I- I TKS,
New York. Wilmington, N. C.
M. F. HATCU,
HATCH, ESTES & CO.,
General Commission Jferchants,
JCo. 132 Front Street, Corner ol Pine
CONSIGNMENTS OF COTTON AND
Naval Stores solicited.
lsual alvanees made and all orders
Oct. 10. 11-tf
Tannaliill, McIIaiae & Co.,
ISO Pearl Street,
al Attention given to
SJEST ROLL AM; uu.m
SLP ging, Rope and lron lurnished at
owes market rate.
Taxes on Cotton will HepauLhy our friends
.'Mescrs. 1). l'eiwler & Co.; Maihew W'eddell,
, Esq., Messrs. Siiiith & W iilianis, Tarboro .
,N,a J. E. Lindsey, Koeky Mount, N. C.
'lesftrs.Cr. H. Brown & Co., Washington. N.
Aug. 29. 30-tf
A. T. BRUCE & CO..
n a mum rij t-
-dJeneml Commission Merchants,
llfor the Sale. of Cotton and other
'So. 1C6 PEARL STREET,
If ARTIES Shipping Cotton to us can be
accoronwKlatjEJrt witn runas to pay lax
S'lline on Messrs-. Brown & Pippen or
f opeity covered by insurance as scon
Fted. oct 13-46-tf
LIMBER FOR SALE.
: AMN0W PREPARED TO FURN
,j isb Lumier 0f all kinds to those
"ISSiy w'Mi to purchase. -
Uanit l & Co., are our authored
tarboro, who have JL.umoer on
ituies, and are ready to fill orders
rboro'. Oct. 24. 40-1 m
CTION! AUCTION 11
sday and Saturday of each week, I
Auction iu Front of the Caurt
reous desiring property of any
LPatd to nUfiin iV.Hffhest
OIIN WIIFTE, ESQ., FORMERLY
J7 of w arrcnton, JN. C, is this day aurait
ted a partner in our business,,lhe style of the
urm to be
FREER, XEAli & CO.
2'ilEER fc NEAL.
October 9. 44-tf
GEO. IT. FREER, X. 7 JOnN it. C.
jXO.,yHITE, X. C.
FREER, KEAL & CO.,
General Commission Merchants,
Refeto 11 H Smith. Esq. Scotland Neck ;
Hon 'A Vance, Charlotte ; O G Parsley &
Co. Murray & Co, Wilmington ; General
W V Ilayward, Raleigh ; General Wade
Hampton. South Carolina; Colonel John W.
Cunninsham, Person cunty: Turner Battle,
Ksn. Edt'ecombu; Exchange National Bank
of Norfolk- George H Brown Sc Co, Wavh-
Ini'lun. 3. 41-tf
RICKS, HILL & CO.,
Gen. Commission Merchants
TB AGGING and ROPE furnished pay
JaJ able in Cotton. Liberal advances
made. sep 1 40-tf
JAMES GORDON & CO.,
Co mm iss ion Mcrch a n (s,
ROMPT PERSONAL ATTENTION
given to the sale of Produce ol'every
kind, and to the purchase of all supplies
for Farmers, Merchauts. and others in the
country. nov 29, 1-tf
0. W. G randy, O.K. Grandy, C IF. Grandy.jr
C. W. GRAND! & SONS,
House Established 1845,
FORWARDING AND COMMISSION
M E R Oil A NTS,
"POOR TITE SALE OF COTTON,
M Grain, Naval Stores and Country Pro-
' duce generally, and purcliasers of General
Sept 15 42-tf
CO WAND L IIARRISS,
General Commission Merchants,
2G CozTinei'co Street,
T.F7ILL atterwl promptly to sales of Cot-
V t ton, Grain, Lumber, Tobacco, Na
val Stores, &c, and purchase of Supplies,
and forwarding Cotton and Tobacco to Eu
rope if desired.
D. G. Cowasr, Washington Co., N. C.
R. J. IIareiss, Granville, late of Halifax
County, X. C. auR l-35-6in
Refuri to T. E. Lewis, Tarbovo'.
J. Tf. I5EED. ACT..
Wholesale aud PkCtail Dealer in
Hats, Caps, Straw Goods,
Umbrellas, Canes, &e.,
No. 18 Main Street,
ap. 18. 20-ly
Berkley. W. M. Millar.
J. JF. Grandy, Formerly of N. C.
BERKLEY, MILLAR & CO.
Wholesale Dealers in
Dry-Goods & Notions,
1G West Main Street,
Next door to Exchange National Bank
'mar. 2S. 10 1y
J. M. FREEH IN,
Watchmaker and Jeweler,
SO. 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, apr. 4. 18-tf
L. L. Urickhouse. S. J. Thomas.
L. L. RRICKHOUSE & CO.,
Wholesale and Retail dealers in
Trunks, Valises, Carpet Bags&c,
No. 23 Main Street,
Opposite Taylor, Martin & Co.,
Full stock constantly on hand at
Lowest Market Prices.
John II. Fekeee, of Morganton, N. C.
mar 28. 16-ly
C F Greenwood. Fred Greenwood.
C. F. GREENWOOD & CO.,
"Watchmakers and Jewelers,
FINE GOLD AND SILVER WATCII
es, Diamonds, Pearl and other rich
Jewelry, Solid SiWer and Plated Ware,
No. 27 Main fctreet,
JI. B. Watches and Jewelry repaired by
tho most skillful workmen and warranted.
April 4. 18C7. 18-ly
39 Main Street,
NORFOLK, VA., .
Wholesale and Retail v
Clothier and Merchant Taylor.
ftr EEPJ3 CONSTANTLY ON HAND
f one of tli largest and best selected
stocks of Ready Made Clothing
gent furnishing goods, ftlso a ljns assort
ment of pic goods, which he is prepared
to mke up to rder in the latest and most
fashionable styles, a call is very respect
fully requested. g. W. SELDNER.
April 4, 1SIJ7,
1 u4wm m
arm m h h m m
I Am a Southern Man, of Southern J? r i n c i p 1 e s
JNO. BURGESS & CO., i
Wholesale Grocers, Commission Mer
chauts, aud Dealers in
Foreign and Domestic Liquors,
Cor. Wide Water and Commerce Streets,
Norfolk, Va. i
SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVES TO
consignments and prompt returns
made. Oct. 10. 44-6m
WM. U. PKTERS. WASHINGTON'
PETERS & REED,
General Commission, Shipping '
Forw arding- Merchants,
Town Point, Norfolk, Va.,
Water Street, Portsmouth.
Oct. 10. n
(Successor to P. DIL WORTH.)
1 Wide "Water Street,
ILL PAY THE ni GUEST MAR
ket price for Cotton and Woolen
Rags, Rope, Paper, Metals, Bones, ko.
June G, 18G7. 27-ly
SMITH, ELLIOTT & CO.,
Grocers and Commission Merchants.
No. 12 Roanoke Square,
CONSIGNMENTS OF PRODUCE
and orders for Goods will receive
pronij.t attention. Busrsins and Rope fum
ed. Sept. 12. 4')-t.lau't)S
W. H. CHEEK. W. E. CAPEH ART. C. C.AIMCUAIET.
CHEEK, CAPEIIART & CO.,
Grocers and Commission Merchants.
No. 35 Commerce Street,
A SUPPLY OF PURE Peruvian
ia. Guano and other Fertilizers, Elope,
Bagging, Groceries and Liquors, kept con
stantfy on hand.
ep"t. 5. 40-fm.
TAYLOR, MARTIN & CO.,
BaR IRON AND STEEL,
BELTING AND PACKING,
House Furnishing G ocds, &c,
Circular Front, corner of Main street and
Nails at Factory Prices, Truce Chains,
Weed, Hilling and Grub Hoes, Horse Col
lars and Haraes, Axes, Saws, Sc., &c.
The trad supplied at Northern prices.
mar. 28. lG-ly
DAVIS & BROTHER,
Wholesale dealers in ,
and Agents for Carolina Belle Scvtch
Snuff, and various grades of
7T7- EEP CONSTANTLY ON It AND
JtL a full stock of Sugar and Co tree,
Flour, Lard, Bacon, Candles, Family and
Fancy Soaps, Cheese, Butter, Fish, Pork,
Salt, Candy, Buckets, Brooms, Shot, Pow
der, and many other articles, to complete
the assortment usually found in a JTcr fo
iling Grocery Elotic.
Any consignment will have especial at
tion. No. 4 Rowland's Wharf,
ap. 25, 1867. 21-ly
Ed. P. Talb. Ed. M. Moore. Ed. J, Gifdh.
EDWARD P. TABB & CO,
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
West Side Market
Sign oi the Acvil.
GENTS FOR THE SALE OF OLD
Dominion Nails, Emery's Cotton Gin,
Boyle & Gambles Circular, Pit and -j cut
Saws Warrented. Gum Belting, all sizes.
A large stock always on hand of Axes,
Spades. Shovels, Forks, Chain Traces.
Hollow AVare, 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. 2S. 16-ly
G. II. BROWN with
T. M. ROBINSON & CO.,
and Shipping Mer-
Col. D M Carter, Washington,
Judjre E J Warren,
ColWHt B Rodman,
R Norfleet, Esq., Turborough.
Willie Walston. Ksq.,
Hon? George Howard, "
JOHN MTERS' SONS,
Receiving and Forwarding
WASHINGTON, N. C.
April 4th, 1867. 18-tf
H. WISWALL & SON,
and Wholesale and Retail dealers in
Groceries & General Merchandise,
WASHINGTON, N. C.
Nov. 25. 1-ly
B, V, HAVENS,
General Commission Merchant,
Strict personal attention wlH given to
tt receiving an4 sfcippiflg of all kinds of
proiuce, dec 6 2-if
tujaber ! lumber U
WILL duHyer all kinds of LJMBER to
any con veutont point from my Mill, at
the shortest noe, nnd on reasonable
terms ELI AS CARR,
30-31 -tf. 2
'parta, N. C.
EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NORTH
From the West Florida Commercial.
Pen and Ink Sketches of ihz Living and
DT H0X. S. K. MALI.0RT.
Men in commanding positions, and'
mingling much with the world, readi
ly acquire ease aud repose of manner,
aud a control, more or less perfect, over
their emotions; and especially over all
manifestations of surprise; and we not
uu frequently hear them say that they
are " surprised at nothing."
This important defensive armor is
habitually worn by Mr. Davis. Where
and when he acquired it, whether
among his Indian l'riends of the fron
tier, or among Christian hypocrites, we
know not, but he rarely goes without
it. As chief of the Confederate States
he could listen to the announcement of
defeat while expecting victory, or to a
forcigu dispatch destructive to hopes
long cherished, or to whispers that old
friends were becoming cold or hostile,
without exhibiting the slightest evi
dence of feeling beyond a chtnge of
color, a tell-tale which he could never
entirely comiLand ; and yet his sensi
bilities are extremely accurate.
Under such circumstauees, his lan
guage temperate and bland, his voice
calm and gentle, and his whole person
at rest, he presented the appearance of
a man wearied and worn by care and
labor, listening to something he knew
all about than of one receiving ruinous
disclosures. Ho fully understood and
appreciated the evils resulting from
hasty c inclusions; and guided by a
stern conscientiousness, and schooled
by long mental discipline, his irascible
aud excitable nature rarsly led him in
to inconsiderate action. Like an ele
gant, polished, highly-finished, weIl-
poised, and well charged duelling pis
tol, whose hair trigger responds to the-
could be very readi-
ly bred, but he never weut
cocked. A look. a word
-nay, his own
reflections may cause hia color to
change, his eyes to -fiaih, aud his form
to straighten up rigidly; but his lips
remain compressed until judgtneut
lie is usually regarded as a ready
man, prompt iu reacting conclusious,
and no less prompt in acting upon them;
an estimate of his character which u
probably demed from l'resident Pierce,
and disseminated by army people; and
yet, by all who have ever been associa
ted with hint iu pubiio auairs. tie is
probably known to bo singularly cau
tious, if not procrastinating in these
As l'resident of the Southern Con
federacy, Viis zeal, industry, and pa
tionce in whatever he undertook were
couspicuo Js ; but be neither -labored
with celerity himself, nor aided others
to do so for him. Whatever engaged
his attention, however, unimportant,
wis thoroughly aud critically examin
ed ; and while, from this well-understood
habit, his opinion upon matters which
he had investigated commanded greater
respect among his friends, they daily
saw that affairs of moment were delay
ed, not only bcc.msc he habitually un
dertook more labor than he could ac
complish, but that much of his time
was giveu to details.
Military life, iu ail its phases, had
for him a peculiar charm ; military af
fairs, however minute, rarely failed to
command his patient iudustry, what
ever might be the claims of other mat
icrs upon it. No labors of the War
Office were too small for his attention,
and appointments and promotions of
officers, questions of rank, military law
and usage, routine, &c., very ofteu en
grossed it, notwithstanding his entire
confidence in the experience aud judg
ment of Adjutant General Cooper up
on all such subjects.
The amount of attention which he
sometimes bestowed upou details that
arc usually devolved upon subordinates
surprised all who were familiar with
his habits : and h"i3 exalted sense of
justice, and his desire not only to be
right but to so act as to render it im
possible to be wrong, were as visible in
these a in matters of the first import
ance. Letters from afflicted mothers, re
lieving their hearts by telling him of
the virtues of sons just fallen in bat
tle ; complaiuts of friendless soldiers,
demanding at his hands justice for
wrongs inflicted by those in authority ;
applications for pardon or commuta
tion of sentence; petitions from wives
for the release of conscripted husbauds,
or from farmers for the restoration of
impressed stock, were in numerous in
stances read, their merits carefully con
sidered, and responded to by lain ; and
when the applicant for justice was evi
dently friendless, ho rarely lost sight of
the case, or devolved its adjustnieu:
A rast amount of such business,
which might well have been referred
for final action to a bureau officer, and
promptly dispatched, encumbered his
table and occupied his attention. It
seemed impossible for him to resist ap
peal upon his time from friendless
women or the wronged soldier ; and
whether they found him at his office,
or in the midst of his family, they were
heard patiently and answered kindly.
With such habits, combined and meth
odical, labor with him was impractica
ble, though he worked unceasingly.
His Cabinet officers vero in the hab
it, individually, of conferring with him
almost daily, and he usually asssmbled
them twice or threo times a week for
consultation. These meetings occupied
from two to five hours longer than was
required for the thorough examination
and solution of the principles and chief
featuffisof currant public measures and
business; but 0m his tendency to di
gression, to slid, away from the chief
puiuts to episolical questions, the
amount of bus'tes? rc-joupHslied
bore but little relation to the time con
sumed; and pet uulfwjuently a Cabj-
CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1863.
net meeting would exhaust four or five
hours without determining anything
while the desk of every chief of a de
partment was covered with papers de
manding his attention.
' If to Mr. Davis' unyielding will and
energy, his truth and justice, his
knowledge of men and public affairs,
bis -patience and industry, his amslyti
cal mind and comprehensive; judgment,
were uuited the business habits of r.u
active merchant or commercial law ad
vocate, his ability and usefulness as the
chief of a great enterprise or the head
of' a people would find few parallels in
Whether, with his peculiar mental
and moral combination, his absorbing
desire to attain an exact Stness, consis
tency, and correspondence ia all that
he attempts, his disposition to analyze
and exhaust not only the probable but
the possible arguments upon the sub
jects under consideration, any other
traioiug than that which he received
could have taught him the just value
and economy of time as an element in
the affairs of this rapid age we are not
prepared to say ; but certain it is that
the discipline of West Point, his trans
fer thence to the Indian frontier, his
plantation, political and congressional
iife, -were not the training for the pur
pose. So well was hi3 habit with punc
tuality iu meeting it was rarely expec
ted from his engagements.
Though apparently cold and exclu
sive, Mr. Davis is nuiuraliy genial and
sympathetic; and few men prove more
attractive ia private society. No man
delighted more to relieve his burtheutd
heart and mind by pleasant conversa
tion upon rreneial subjects a taste
which the suelusiou of a Cabinet meet
ing and the presence of trusted frieuds
prompted him frequently to gratify ;
aud uuon such occasions, aided bv ther
inspiration cf a good cigar, rambling
pleasantly over other fields than those
of public affairs, his conversation and
manner were extremely engaging. His
extensive reading and retentive memo
ry, his accurate observation aad ac
quaintance with tho dNtiugui.iiicd or
noted men, his knowledge of life, from
the backwoodsman's hut to the halls of
Senates and Cabinets, were never at
fault for striking illustrations of every
subject presented. Kxperiences in the
army, on the great plains, and in Mex
ico ; life, civilizo l and savage, from the
Indian's lodr;o to the salons of fashian;
sympathy with the poor humble, a fa-
miha?.ify vKn the rich airi great, had
stored his mini wi.h a vat fund of use
ful knowledge sprightly information
and amusi:Ag"anecdote, which a genial
nature, a ready perception of humor,
rare powers of imitation, and a voice
full of pleasant inflections, so present
ed thai, ifw tott'.J be in his sosriety -at
such timc3 without deriving p'ea-i ;re
lie is a good judge of men
from indications which often escape the
observations cf others he frequently
determines the general designs cf those
with whom he is brought into contact
before they have had time to become
reserved. His knowledge of the hab
its of men iu different walks of life,
their modes of thought and expression,
and particularity of language, are re
markable; and enables him to bring
himself at once to the level of those
with whom j'.ie converses, to use thur
own faraiher phrases and figures, and
to be thoroughly at home with them
a species of flattery vrhich gratifies, aad
is apt to make men comrauuicativc. In
conversing with an intelligent English
gentleman upon the history, laws, lite
rature, constitution, or public men of
Great Britain, the purify and elegav.ee
of his language, no leas than the acen
riey and extent of his inibnnati-oi.
never failed to surprise ; while men
reared in our weste.m or t'outhwestern
States, upou the ionticr, or upon the
Mississippi, wort- over glad to talk vi"'1
him, not only because his knowledge
was equal to tAeir own r.pon their la
vorite'topcs, 'rut because his language,
his images, and metaphors were their
T -r n a. . 1 11 111
lie was a iavonto with all children,
whom he never failed to interest ; and
his own regarded him as their pleasau
Mr. Davis' volutions with the mcm
bcrs of Congress from and after the
firse year of the war were uot what the
interests of the country required. De
tails upon this subject we will not give;
but, in justice to him, it is proper to
say that if coldness, misunderstandings,
or misreprcscntatUj'is frequently fol
lowed his intercourse with them it was
not because he was not ardently urging
the prosecution of the war with the
utmost vigor. In a body so large as
that comprising both Houses of Con
gress there are found, of course, some
men with whom public wassubordinated
to private interest : and some whose
zeal for the public welfare was mingled
with selfish considerations. A wound
to their self-esteem told upon their ac
tion in public affairs, and Mr. Davis'
sins in this respect towards them, real
or imaginary, were seen iu tbeh- votes
His busiuess office, and the one in
which he assembled his Cabinet, was a
small room in the Treasury at llieh
mond, not exceeding twenty-four by
eighteen feet in length and breadth,
furnished with a plain writing table
and a few chairs, aud its walls covered
with maps. A messenger at tho closed
door received and delivered the cards
of visitors ; and immedi
ately opposite this door, and only some
six feet from it was the officer of the
four generations composing his person
al staff, whose intercourse with him
was unrestricted, and one or two of
whom wene always in attendance. A
portion of erery worning was given to
visitors, and many caned, by special j
appointment, at other hours, io all j
who came upon public business, to in-1
crease the army, create supplies, or to j
acjvanee the success of the war. hi lis-
.'Wefkkkso n d it is.
teccd with attention, and was ever ready
to receive their views; but the propor
tion of these to the number who came
with personal or selfish objects, or with
"axes to grind," was small; and to
wards theso his impatience was fre
Men iu hih oficial positions, com-
tiir.es t: listen to all who may
Ci!v?e to. call upon
discover that not o
them, very food
ly is self-interest
to. of:en the object of those who crowd
their reception rooms to tho delay of
t ue pay ay busmen
business, but that in their
eager pursuit of i?, impudence, igno
rance, and conceit, are but thinly dis
guised uuder protestation of patriotism.
A few years of such experience of hu
man uature impress a -peculiar stamp
upon a man's feelings and demeanor ia
his intercourse with his fellows ; and
however unsuspecting aud sympathetic
may have been his nature upon the as
sumption of his ofiiee, he leaves it with
his estimate- of mankind materially
changed ; and he detects himself sus
pecting a "cloak " and peering about
for the "axe" whenever "patriots" ap
Mr. Davis' manner of receiving visi
tors at times showed that ho had had
much experience iu public oface. Few
men could be more chillingly, freezing
ly, cold. Those who came without
special appointment or business u.uHy
found hir.i engaged with a mass of
manuscript papers before him, telling
as plainly of his occupation as his for
mal aud scanty courtesy did oi the im
portance of his time and his sense of
its interruption. There was no waste
of words, no i
, lew generalities ; and,
ol any nmo
!lh fit r-fr..iv.t
seusib'.e men soon left
they knew not
exactly why that
it was wronir to
gross his time- if they could, while
bores were convinced that they could
not engross it if they would; and their
stay was generally brief, his face yield-
i:ig its only
"lproach to a smilo when
I have said that his relations
m 'mbers of Congress
.1 have bee
might have been,
wards the world
them, as t
is personal opinions very
opcnlj'. Position and opportunity pre
seated him every means ol cultivating
the pcrso j.il good-will of members by
little acts of attention, courtesy, or de
ference, which, no man, however high
in position, who his to work bj means
of his fellows, can dispense with.
Great minds can, iu rpitc of the ab
sence of these demonstrations towards
them in a leader nay' iu the faee of
neglect or a;
iparent disrespect go on
stea-aily and bravely with a single eve
to the pifblie welfare; but the' number
of these in comparison
to those who
are more or I
3 governed Ly personal
ecus idem lions in
public duties ;s i
tne discharge ol their
ever frank and cordial to his friends,
and to all whom he believed to be em
barked heart and soul in the cause of
he would not
and we think could not,
smile, an inflection of the
demonstration of attention
voice, or a
sen iovc of any man in or
;icss who did
relation, meting r.imsen m
lie welfare, regr. rules? of self or
1 ii- .1.
of others, f.o placed too light a
the yiousaud nameless in
fluences by yfi'-ch r.e might have
hromrht othf up, apparently, to his
own hi'.i r Ji-al standard. j"y
of Ccngrv- vvho h-d t Pee
:h; r-2.'Vtioa " ti
'v c-.-iiipiaiiie i ot as ungracious.
i.nlaine x ot as urj
j..t . f j!iei.;ly, in their nnrcicty
-.'ii'W "iLij disaster, called upon
,;,;; .0" urge plans, f T.ggestijp.s, or
v,v;vi on the conduct of the war, oitcn
lor the attainment of peace; and often
present matters upon him which he
had very carefully considered, and for
which he alone was resp
Often, in such cases
listened to all they had to say, why,
for example, some man should b ; made
a brigadier, major, or licutcnant-geu-eial,
or place! at the head of an army,
&c , and in return calmyand precisely
stated his reasons against the measure,
he at times failed to .satisfy or convince
them, simply because in his manner
and language combined there was just
an indiscribable something which off
ended their self esteem. Some of his
best friends left him at times with feel
ings bordering closely upon anger from
this cause, and with a determination,
hastily formed, of calling no more
upon him; and some of the most sen
sible aud patriotic men of both Hou-es
were alienated from him more er less
from this cause. The counsel of judi
cious friends upon this subject, and as
to more unrestrained intercourse be
tween him and the members of the
Senate aud House, was vainly 'exerted.
His manly, fearless, true, aud uoblo
nature turned from what to him wore
the faintest approach to seeking popu
larity; and he scorned to believe it
necessary to coax men to do their dut
to their country iu her darkest hour of
Wttat ts a Dahlixg ? An
change answers this question in follow
ing dolicious style :
It is the dear little beaming girl who
meets one on the door-step ; who flings
her fair arms around one's neck and
kisses one with her whole soul of love;
who seizes one's hat; who relieves one
of one's coat, and hands the tea and
toast so prettily ; who places her elfish
form at the piano and warbles forth,
unsolicited, such delicious songs; who
casts herself at oue's foot-stool, and
clasps one's hand. and asks eager, tin
heard-of questions, with such bright
eyes and flushing face, and on whose
light, glossy curls one places one's hand
and breathes " God bless her ?" as the
fairy form departs.
"De Cotton Rail on Tep."
"Brick Pomeroy" gets off some ini
mitable burlesques. In a hi to imn
his paper he burlesques a scene in the
Alabama Umventiou under the head
iiig of "De Lottom Hail on Tod."
Julius Crosar Augustus Mark Antony
Dionysius Squash has the floor, and
holds forth as follows :
"Mister Speaker and fellow Nig'
gcrs ; I hub listumed pashuntly for de
consecutive days what hab introvened
sense we cum from de ballet-boxes of a
illustrous constituenshec to brudders
Bingham and Griffin, and Keffer, aud
de udder respekted white niggers, and
longed for de opportunity to get up
and shake myself loose for de salvation
oh de Lord, and de glory ob the eight
and forty thousand what hab trabled
to Caneun! And here I is am you
gazin's at me ?
Niggers and Mistur Speaker, dere
hab been somefiu said in some of de
noosepapers about de bottom rail bein'
on top ! Now, who am he bottom rail?
Eh lUmah! Dcy means us, niggers, de
downtrodden race,4 who, bress the
Lord and Massa Linkuni, am on top !
And we's a gwin' to stay dar till Gab
riel sits on the saints' roost, and blows
his horn fit te sear the debbil!
j War am we now? Cast your deluded
j gaze about dis room. Five years ago
j we was a totiu' cotton, blackin' boots,
land cuttiu' hair ! Now, ki we and
uevj jauh.ee wtiue irasn is maKm
laws, for in de language of Horace
Greeley, de bottom rail am on top!
Niggers is sumbody, and ded m
rebbiis hah got to lay low or dey catch
! We'sc gwin' to occupy do laud
we'se gwin' to hab our forty acres
laud aud a par of mules we'se gwin'
to play gcmplum, and rebbiis has got
to furnish de spondulix dat's what's
be matter, for cb bottom rail am oa
De white trash is played out didn't
we sabe de country? When massa Jeff,
was a f-tandin' on A-bra-ham's S'oop a
kieken' de doah and threatenin' to bust
his borne, didn't us culiered men put
on dem blue clo's and dose ar brass
buttons oh, uo, I guess not an' did-u't-we
sibe do Uuion an' windercate de
flag dat's why de bottom rail am on
Brutus Gumbo Sardanapulus Crow
I rise to a piht of ordor !
The Speaker State your point, Mr.
Crow Lhcodosius Cassius Swiiidiell
h.as put his clamps on free ob my mar
Switeheii Go 'way, you brack rask
ill tell mo I hook your marvels, I
punch you ia do jaw what I do wid
yore marvels ain't I on de Kom-ruit-ta2
to draff a bill uv rights ? Say mar
vels to mo jf brake y$ur banjo ober
The Spearker Gentlemen will please
preserve order an allow Mr. Squash
Squash I am disgusted wid you;
and I 'clar' fore God dar's dose two
mykes from from Eufiula and Mobeel
sound asleep, while dat ar no-account
niggsr from Tuscaloosa stands by de
window tictdin his shiu wid his heel !
Gor-a mitey, don't you know nufliu'!
Una fc-U 1 But I disgust sich mizzibul
niggers, and percced.
Wc iuteud to do de wotin'; to go to
Congress; to ba Gubuors and iustises
ob de peace; to be sobers wid brass
buttons .and big sords, like Boss Grant
and fcherman, aud we is goiu' to West
i mt aud 'Napolis -to ride in carria
ge ana go co schools an' churches wid
de white -r trash, for de bottem rail
am on top.
Aud we's gwine to 'bolish 'lib,
Miuuie Sota and Kansas, for refusin'
to gib our brudders suffrage aud we'se
gviue to 'bolish Kepporheds and
squelch de Lay Crossways Democrat
and the Mobeel Trybune, and we'se
gwine to have a new white wife ebcry
week and we'se gwine to kill de reb
biis because dey is white an' hab
clam soup an' pigs' feet ebery night,
for de bottem rail am on top 1
An' dat ar Ariel feller what says we
niggers and beastuses, widout souls,
well send him straight to - areelia'
and a rockin' 'fore he can twinklo dat
eye, for "Babylon fallen ;" ain't we got
ail de sour apple trees; don't de fascin
atin' ladies uv de culiered swashum
light dis rcspcctikle uv wisdum and
intelligense. wid de perfoom uv dar
oil factory sweetness and and aud
de bottum rail am' en top !
Mistur Cheer m uo 1 ebserb dat my
suggo.shun dat de picturegram ob
Washington bo turned upside down,
aa' de likeness ob ce greatust men our
country has projuiced Nat Turner,
Ksq., and Hon. Fred. Bouglas be
hung upondese walls has becu cirenm
plied wid. Glory to Gideon dat I had
libed to see de day when the bottom
rail am on top.
now, Crow, it am de sentinmm ob
de House you take your ole cremoua,
while brudder Switchell leads off wid
our gran' eld Linkuni walk-around 1
Clar away dem desks-. white trash
make a ring sisters in de gallery jine
in ! Tune her up ole 'Simmons, an'
let your unkle shout ! Now, den, alto
geder, for Bress de Lam,' do bottom
rail am on top !
" I say, boy, is there anything to
shoot about here ?" inquired a sports
man of a boy he met. " Well, replied
the boy. " iiothin' just about here, but
our schoolmaster is just over the hill
there catting birch rods ; you might
walk up and pop him over.
A bet was made once by a boasting
countryman that ho could cat a crow.
His adversary had the crow seasoned
with French snuff. The man, never-
rueicss, ate it ail, with many a wry
face. hen he had finished, he ejacu
latcd very earnestly : " I can eat crow,
but I'll be daiucdif I hanker after it.'
A Kcdicjn fer rc&lcecs Comic1
Frefcntinir few'litieu ard int"i'cr tneni vr-.
ii rnased l,v rceson of its "oration ir th
finect AcricultiirHl sedllon ol the South- Th
SonHKBBER will insert pdrertifen'.'r.t rt.f).
rej-entinir business of reiiectability: cliari-c-
ter and inandinp, at the follnwiiur rat i r
any f pecifjed time not less than three wont:- : .
One qtmre one year.. .....?.... f Jb 00
One-Foiirth Column one year,, 50 f'l
One-Hall Column " 00 OC
One Column one year,, 150 (1j
Transient advertisements are chargiU
One Dollar pfr squarw of one inch lor tljp,.
first, aad be veiny-1 1 ve centa or eacji sup
vequenl insertion - ' i
Tbe ball's Patty cndTjurnteli
When a man cum s tew the konklu
sion that ha. would like tew "kil sum
boddy at thiKi paces, ho imagines
that he has binrongcd, and sepda
hiz friend a cbaUengtcw fite a dewell;
tha meet, and an elegtut murder s.
committed; the cracks intW trans&k
ation arc puttyed up, and tWj var
nished over bi being kalled "an' affaiF
ov honnor." When a man rubs a snv
ing baDk, or goes tew urope on tha
iasi steamer, with the stolen resepts
a sauitaijr a-uuiuilliee in JllS pOCk"(
Kommuteo ov investigashun are
gcther tew examine the staitov
and unanimously report "a diskri!
! l .1
iu uiz asounts. z votinf men-
a hoss and buggy at a livid stable, i1
go into the kuntry on Sunda. Th
stop at the fust tavern tha meet.
invest in snm ardent specrits. Thai
stop again pretty soon,' and histe
sum more ardent sneorita. J ho mnrr
tha histe in, the more tha drivVftifrtfi
and bi a devilish bridge tips thci
over into a devilish gutter that sum.
boddy haz left bi the side ov the road,
and tha are all killed, including rhq
hoss and buggy. This is kalfed a
"latal acksident." A ciad . and his
wire are living in the middle oy joy
fi Tl 1 1 inncntnclinn flirt j if
u, tua u.o Biirruunaeu.
on awl sides bi a young and interesting j
tannlee, their bread ia cut thin, audi
buttered on both Fides and the edires
but the destroyer enters the fimiWJ
the wife wants a nu silk gown, the niaa?"
sez no -be a a if gi10 duz," and she
"be d d if she don't." One word
brings on another till tha fite; both ov.
them lose awl the hair in their Iseds '
and 2 full sets ov false teeth, tho thin
ends in a divorse, the man runs awa, '
tew Australia bi the overland route, ;
the woman marrys a cirkus rider a
40 Dollars a mouth, the children are
adopted by sum sunda school, and are
brought up on homapathy. This fur
nishes a collum and a half in a nuspa
per, under the bed ov "Disturbanse
ov the married relation." A youth or
21 Summers begins life with 36 thou
sand dollars. Several fast hosses be
longs tew him, there h several fast
wimmin that he belongs tew, awl th
tavern keeners are hiz natrons f..rrJ
i -r "
banks are built for hiz amusement,
consolidated lotterys arc chartered oa
purpiss tew make him happee; nothing
iz left undun tew make hnn feel good.
He wakes about the 25th of next May,
without a dollar iu hiz pocket, aud.a
hot of warm friends on hiz hands,
without enny visible means of sup,
porting them. He takes ao akouut ov
stock, he buys a 'point of rum and 4
yards ov bed kord, the one makes him.
Umber, while tho other makes h'm
stiff. The putty and varnish in thU
taze is, "JJ-nveu tewdesperaahuh. "o
atount ot linaushul preshure."
A rale road traue stands snortin"- in
front ov the depoe, the last belf is
ringing, the kars are full of souls that
belong tew different individuals, thj
konductor iz full ov Bourbon that ba
lougs tew the devil, the engineer la-,
bors under an attack ov jamaka for the
bronketis, the switchman likes a littla
good old rye, the kars discount 45
miles an hour, 2 trains tri tew pass,
each other on the same track; it kant
be did suckessfully; the mangled and
ded are kounted bi skores, n searching
iiie&ugasaun tases piaso, thocommun
itv is satizSfid. - lifL-mir u
unavoidable katastrophc.- The dev
furnishes putty and varnish, free ov
ov men. Aiilnwiiinu :. .
REMARKABLE GAME OF MAR
il,i.s J he writer of "Van nA T,.
OKetcnes." in the West Florid n
. 1 ... . - "" XII
mercial mentions au interesting lit
iuciueui connected with tha rot
southward of Mr. Davis and his
inet. after tha canitnl.if inn ?n.i
The party Lad stoDned for rost fe
the residence of a gentleman near tha
After such sJirrht renovation and
changes of their travol-soiled toilets aa
circumstances permitted, and an hour
ef refreshing rest, it was a novel sight
to see Mr. Davis and Mr. Iteagan,
with a little son of their kind host as
their ally, playing an a:.imatcd and
well contested game of marbles agaiust
his second son, a boy of some ton years.
supported by General Breckinridgei
aud another Cabinet officer. IheErarae.
lasted nearly an hour;" and notwith
standing the skill of hrs oppoients,
Breckinridge, who plays the best eame
of marbleg of aqy le iding public man
since Juue Marshall, and who hid
his usual good luck, cam1 off victor
me youngster , two bright iotelh".
gent Southern boys, will never forget
that ardently disputed game of marbles
with ivlr. JJavis, who, to their influito
hirht. seemed as much at homo with.
all the words of caution and command,
from "knuckle dowo at taw to "round-
iugs," as themselves.
Small Clothes. -if . the tailors
and the fashion followers keeD on. iron
tlemen will sonic of them have to da
cline sittiuir down. roinj? up stairs,
climbing into an omuibus. and takm
... . . . .
on their pantaloons on eows i yci
Tights are coming into ashiou at a ry-
diculous rate. Small clothes usea
be the genuine' stvle for gentlemen
,1-it-o e n v,-a,i nncestors. but
uou queer sii"-1"' o . - f
young fellows stick their legs into qow,
T C-KihlOn dOeS. rll
i. in ii cr cases
une eood tmng ... .
j .u ..nmliorof spindle shins.
auveriises . ... ,
w. ..... e . rnsterit7 are we likelv
uat, son u' - r " r, , .
to have, with ancestry of such pipe-
stem proport.on9 in wo legsr
tailors have many
a good laugh to
An acre of crowing whuat aba
nnd tliroWS Off tt'U tUS of Vatc
as . Otis!: I
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