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The Taifooro' Southerner.
A.Family Firwide aid Political Nvripapar
- - FVBUSHED EVERT THURSDAY MORN! NR BT
fHAULES & BIGGS.
JAXT G. CHARLES. WILLIAM BIGGS.
The SntnnrBNtii i nni of the oldest Hid
iarct Journals in North Carolina, and as
one ot' the institutions of the Country, and
tUe orzan of Edgecombe Countv, its conduc-
1 1rt wrft sin v to direct it in the interest of 1
I'm State and Country at large, and they will
ire nx pains, to make it a tit representative
cine section from winch it emanates.
" The'ubseription price is Three Dollar! a
jear 3Jwo Dollars for Six Months, and must
be pait in variably in advance. Money may
n all flses be sent by mail, at the risk of the
L D 1'ENDEK
AJETORNE AT LAW,
I TARBORO', N. C
OFFICE, ne door ftelow 11
nJnnfi nbove the store of D Tender & Co.
), business intrusted to my care trill
j'tpromptly and strictly anenaeu io.
"V $ePt. 25, I860. 12-tf
i GILBERT ELLIOTT,
AtTTOHNEY AT LAW,
Office No. 24 West Main Street,
Messrs. Dancy, Hyman & Co., hework.
" Dr. P. P. Clements, Baltimore.
JHeirs. C. W. Grandy & Sons, Norfolk.
-Ho. V. A. Graham. Hillsboro', N. C.
' Hoi V; . N. II. Smith, Murfreesboro', N. C.
; Auj: 29. 3
ISA. 1IGGS. J- IWIN KOOBS
BIGGS & MOORE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
' Tarboro', N. C,
WILL attend the Cottrts in the Coun
ties of Martin, Bertie, Pitt, Edgc
ttonibe, Halifax, Nash, Wilson and Wayne,
and also the Federal, Bankrupt and Su
preme Courts. Strict attention paid to
the collection and adjustment of claims,
and to cases in Bakruptcy.
August 1, 1807. S3 tf
fiay Wilson Carolinian and Goldsboro'
Star insert for one month and send bill to
DR. R. F. ROBERTSON, .
DEN H, TIST,
TARBORO', N. C ,
Office nt the Edgecombe House, -where
lie can be found on Monday and Tuesday
of each week.
May 2, 1807. 22-tf
j A. E. RICKS, D. D. L , would respect
f fully say to the Citizens of Tarboro' and
its Yicinity, tnat ue is again iu k,..
ff his Pofession and will in the future
as in the past endeavor to discbarge his
luty faithfully for all those who require
Address, Rocky Mount, N. C
Feb. 3, 18C6. 10 tf
DANCY, IITMAN & CO.,
General Commission Merchants,
No. 24 Exchange Place,
September -2Gih lT 32-1 y
"wmTbryce & CO.,
29 Chambers amd 5 Reade Streets,
fT FECIAL ATTENTION TAID TO
Jc tliesali; of Cotton in this Market, on
which liberal advances will be made and
T X PAID on application to R. Chapman.
hkh'dJ. Conner. Chas. II. Richardson
JAS. II. McCLUEU, of N. C,
R. J. CONNER & CO.,
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Hats, Caps, Furs. Straw Goods.
254 & 256 CANAL STREET,
Nearly opposite Carle's Hotel,
July 23 35 tf
JOHN K. JI0YT,
of Washington, N. C, with
CHICHESTER & CO.,
WHOLESALE DEALRKS IS
Foreign and Domestic Hard
ware, No 10, Barclay Street, near Aston House,
ggy All orders promptlj attended to.-a
Feb. 10 11-11
O. C. HATCH,
L. G. EST KS,
Wilmington, N. C.
M. F. ITATC'H,
HATCH, ESTES & CO.,
General Commission Merchants,
No. 132 Front Street, Corner ot Pine
iTlONSIGNMENTS OP COTTON AND
H j Naval Stores solicited
made and all orders
Tannahill, Mcliwaine & Co.,
130 Pearl Street,
Strict Personal Attention given to
BEST ROLL AND GUNNY BAG
ging, Rope and Iron furnished at
lowes market rates.
Taxes m CoMon will be sid by our friends
Messrs. "D. Pender Jc Co;; Mat hew Weddell,
V.?q-, Messrs. Smith & H'illiajus, Tarboro',
N. C. J. E. Liiuisey, Rocky Mount, N. C.
Messrs. G. H. Brown & Co., Washington. N.
C. Aug. 29. 39-tf
A. T. BRUCE & CO.,
General Commission Merchants,
for the Sale of Cotton and other
Ho.'? 66 PEARL STREET,
i' NEW YORK.
PARTIES Shipping Cotton to us can be
accommodated with funds to pay Tax
by calling on Messrs. Brown & Pippen or
Mr. H. D. Teel. Tarboro'.
Property covered by Insurance as scon
asrtft'rted. ' oct 13-4G-tf
LUMBER FOR SALE.
AM NOW PREPARED TO FURN
isb Lumber of all kinds to those
who may wish to purchase.
Brown, Daniel & Co., are our authorized
Agents at TarboroV wlo have Lumber on
hand at all times, and are ready to fill orders
tft with them. r
Near Tarboro'. Oct. 24 40-1 m
AUCTION I AUCTION!!
ON Tuesday and Saturday of each week, I
will have an Auctionin Front of the Court
House. Persons desiring property of any
kind sold, will do well to call on me. As no
effort will be spared to obtain the highest
i lllfl ; ,:r: flit
. ...... . ' . - . . . - ' i
II" , ' i : "r 1 r-i
OnN WHITE, ESQ., FORMERLY
of Warrenton. N. C. is this day admit
ted a partner in our business, the style of the
firm to be
FREES, iVEALi & CO.
.; FREER &KEAL
October 9. 4 l-tf
H. FREER, X. C. JOnX B. NEIL, X
JNO. WHITE, K. C.
FREER, KEAIi & CO.,
General Commission Merchants,
Refer to R H Smith, Esq, Scotland Net ;
He Z B Vance. Charlotte ; O G Parsle? A:
Co, E Murray ic Co, Wilminston ; (ieneral
R V Hayward, Raleigh; C.eneral Wade
Hampton, South Carolina; Colonel John W.
Cunningham, Person cnunty; Turner Battle.
Esq, Edgecombe; Exchange National Bank
of Norfolk- George II Brown & Co, Wash
ington, oc-t. 9. 4 l-tf
RICKS, WILL & CO.,'
Gen. Commission Merchants
BAGGING and ROPE furnished pay
able in Cotton. Liberal advances
made. sep 1 40-tf
JAMES GORDON & 0.,
Com m ission Merc ft ants,
EOMPT TF.RSONAL ATTENTION
given to the sale of Produce of every
kind, and to the purchase of all supplies
for Farmers, Merchants, and others in the
country. nov 29, l-tf
C.W.Grand,, C.R. Grandy, CW.Grandy.jr
C. W. GRANDY & SONS,
House Established 1815,
FORWARDING AND COMMISSION
ME R CHANTS,
OR TnE SALE OF COTTON,
Grain, Naval Stores and Country Pro
duce generally, and purchasers of General
Sept 15 42-tf
C0WAND & HARRISS,
General Commission Merchants,
QG Commerce Stieet,
Ti7 ILL attend promptly topics of Cot-
f ? ton, Grain, Lumber, iobneco, a
val Stores, &C, and purchna? of Supplies,
and forwarding Cotton and Tobacco to Eu
rope if desired.
D. G. Cowasd, Washington Co., X. C.
R. J. Harbiss, Granville, lite of Halifax
County, N. C. aug 1-35-Gm
jfa"- Refers to T. E. Lewis, Tarboro'.
J. I. REED, AGT..
PR ACTIO AT. II ATTER,
Wholesale anJ I'otall Dealer in .
Hats, Caps, Straw Gp6ds,
Umbrellas, Caoes, xo.,
No. 18 Main Street,
ap. 18. 20-ly
BerkUv. W. M. Millar
J. W. Grandy, Formerly of N. C-
BERKLEY, MILLAR & CO.
Wholesale Dealers in
Diy Goods & Not ions,
16 West Main Street,
Next door to Exchange National Bank
mar. 28. 16 ly
J. M. FREE yi IN,
"Watchmaker and Jeweler,
NO. 29 MAIN STREET,
Comer of Talbot Street.
ONSTANTLY ON HAND A Fl'LT
J assortment of Watches, Jewelry, Sil
ver ware, &lc.
Watches carefully and properly Repair
ed. apr. 4. 18-tf
L. L. Brickhouse. S. J. Thomas.
L. L. ERICKIIOISE & CO.,
Wholesale and Retail dealers in
Trunks, Valises, Carpet lags&c.,
No. 23 Main Street,'
Opposite Taylor, Martin & Co.,
Full stock constantly on hand at
Lowest Market Prices.
Jons II. Febeee, of Movgnnton, N. C.
.mar 28. 10-ly
C F Greenwood. Trcd Grceirwood,
C. F. GREEAW00D & CO.,
"Watchmakers and Jewelers,
5INE GOLD AND SILVER WATC1I
cs, Diamonds, Pearl and other rich
Jewelry, Solid Sh.er aud Plated Ware,
No. 27 Main fctrect,
N. B. Watches and Jewelry repaired by
the most skillful workmen and warranted.
April 4. 18G7. 18-ly
' S. W. SELDXER.
39 Main Street,
-Wholesale and Retail
Clothier and Merchant Taylor.
KEEPS CONSTANTLY ON HAND
one of the largest and best selected
stocks of Ready Made Clothing ad
gent furnishing goods, also a fine assort
ment of piece goods, which he is prepared
to make up to order in the latest and most
fashionable stylei, a call Is very respect
fully requested. S. W. SELDNER.
April 4, 1867. 18-tf
- J- , A rti. ,a Southern Man, . of Southern :p,rinciple3."-J"B8
JNO. BURGESS & CO.,
Wholesale Grocers, Commission Mer
chants, aud Dealers in
Foreign and Domestic Liquors,
Cor. Wide Water and Commerce Streets,
Norfolk, Val 7
ClPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO
k5 consignments and prompt retnrns
made. Oct. 10. 44-Cni '
WM. II. PETEKS. WASHINGTON RSED.
PETERS & REED,
eneral Commission, Skipping aud
Totra Point, Norfolk, Va.r
Water Street, Portsmoutii.
Oct. 10. 41-3m
(Successor to P. DIL WORTH,)
No. 1." Wide ; "Water - Street,
, NOHFOLK, VA-,
WILL PAY THE HIGHEST MAR
ket price for Cotton and Woolen
Bags, Hope, Paper, 'Metals, Bones, &c.
June 6. 18G7. 27-ly
SMITH, ELLIOTT & CO.,
Grocers and Commission Merchants
No. 12 Roanoke Square,
CONSIGNMENTS OF PRODUCE
and orders for Goods will receive
prompt aUoution. La-rsuiir and Hope fum
ed. Sept. 12. 40-tJau"G3
II. C'TIEF.S. W. E. CATEHAET. C. CATEHAKT.
CHEEK, CAPEHART & CO.,
Grocers and ConiniLssioii Merchants.
Ho. 35 Commerce Street,
SUPPLY OF PURE Peruvian
Guano and other Fertilizers, Itone,
Bagging, Groceries and Liquors, kept con
stantly on hand.
epl. 5. 40-(im.
H.R IRON AND STEEL,
BELTING ANJ PACKING,
House Furnishing Goods, &c,
Circular Front, corner of Main street and
Nails st Factory Prices, Trace Chains,
Weed. Hilling and Grub Hoce, Horse Col
l;;rs and Hames, Axes, Saws, &c., &c.
The trade supplied at Northern prices,
mar. 23. 16-ly
I.VVIS &. BROTHER,
Wholesale dealers in
and Agents for Carolina Belle fccutch
SnufF, and Tarious trades of
TTr EEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND
jis a full stock of Sugar and Cotlee,
Flour, Lnrd, TJaconV-andies, ruir.ily and
Fnncy Soitps, Cheese, Butter, Fish, Pork,
Salt, Candy, Buckets, Brooms, Shot, Pow-
der, and many other articles, to complete
the assortment usually found in a ,1 () )
Any consignment will have especial at
No 4 Rowland's Wharf,
np. 23, 1867. 21-y
Ed. P. Talb. Ed. M. Moore. Ed. J. GifUh.
EDTFARD P. TABS & CO.
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
West Side Market Square,
Sign of the Anvil.
A CENTS FOR THE SALE OF OLD
Dominion Nails, Emery's Cotton Gin,
Dovle & Gambles Circular Pit and cut
Saws Warrenttd. Gum Belting, all sizes.
A large stock nlw;iy3 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. 16-ly
G. K. wU&
T. M. K0IS1XS0X & CO.,
General Commission and Shipping Mer
chants. WASHINGTON, N. C.
Col. D M Carter, Washington.
Jiide E J Warren,
Cel. Will li Itodiuaii, "
11 .Norlleet. Esq., Tarhorough.
Will.e Walstou, E., "
Hon' George Howard, "
Oct. 31. 47-Cin
J0HX MYERS' S0AS,
Receiving and Forwarding
WASHINGTON, N. C.
April 4th, 18G7. 18-tf
H. WISWALL & SOX,
and Wholesale and lletail dealers in
Groceries & General Merchandise,
WASHINGTON, N. C.
Nov. 23. 1-ly
B. P. HAVENS,
General Commission Merchant
Strict personal attention will be given to
the receiving and shipping of all kinds of
produce. : dec 6 2-tf
WILL delircr all kind3 of L JMBER to
any convenient point from my Mill, at
the shortest notice, and on reasonable
terms EUAS CARR,
je aO-ALtf. near Sparta, N. C.
EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NORTH
THURSDAY, - - - JAN. Is,
A Bashful Kan la Love.
His name was Danpliule : ' wo used
to call him Jack, for ehort. Heaven
help me if he should see this itorv.
A ' , . .
AUiontr many ci tiis nrslortues. ior
he' was cock-eyed. rod-haired. nn.I
knock-kneed,' he numbered the incon
venient one baslifulr e s : rcTeit'ielos?
he was fond of the la die?, although
when in their presence, he never open
ed his mouth if he could holp it, and
when he did speak he used bo h hands
to holp hi:n, in fait he w s a in:;n of
" great actions
Jack, one warm day, fell in love;
he had just graduated at collegoj and
began to think he must seek the la
dies' society ; he was getting to be a
man, and it was mauly to have a
f.o Jack fell in love with the fleet
est, liveliest, most hoydouifih girl in
the square ; but . how to tell his love !
there w:is the rub. lie had r.eari f
good deal of the "language of the
eyes," and be ooooriiinly tried that,
but when he looked paitieui.nir v.r.l
at tho window where Auss hmuv was
in the bahit of eitting, come person
on the other side o! the street would
invariably io.r to hitn,
tli i:i king
w:is eudetvoiiug to catch their
lie has despisod exr-reisive eyes
t Ienrrth Jack obtained an intro
duction through his si.-ter, ncd witi
her be called several ibnes, but the
was obliged to leuve tl-ie city for r-
season, and as-oao interview mereasec
. , . i
his arJur he deceraiiued ou iroinr it
Long before the hour f.xed upon b
custom Jor an evening visit, he louni.
himself arrayed in his best. Rlue
coal, me(al buttons, black cassimere
pants, ("said pants a I'd'e tighter than
k v -
the skin) and a spotless vest.
The journals of the dtyst
item of in'elliirence, that ti e
elliirence, that ti e t-.ierinotn.
etcr rai.ged from 75s to , fcO
Jack swears it was a hundred.
As the hour gradually drew near
Jack found his perspiration and hb
ciurasrc oozmtr out tu"it!icr; a;;d he
alaiost determine 1 to puihtaiid t
at Lome. I'e co cl i Jed A -wcver h
walk cast the Iioujo a!id ce how ho
Bv the time he reached the mans
he firmlv conclaJI not to tro in, but
on casting his eyes towards the pnh
window an 1 j:rceiving no higns life,
he thought it was probable that no one
was at hoina aud since he proceeded
so far he vou'd proceed farther, and
leave his card.
No sooner, determined than conclu
ded. In r. retk!es3 moment he. pulled
the lell; the darnel thing uccdu't
make such a cussed vo'.sc.
The door was opened as if by magic.
and tLnjferjiint girl po.Lely asked him
in. jiiss Jur.ly was alone in
parlor ana would be dehgnted to set
O Lord '. here was a Cx ! Go in a
dark parlor with a pretty girl alonf !
It was too late to retreat, the girl Ltd
cl ol the f-out door, and was poict
ing iuto the parlor where Miss Emily
Beinir perfectly convinced that no
choice was left him. into the dark
r -mi hewd!-ol or silled.
All was perleet ch;ios to his eyes for
moment, but only
for a moment :
then fiim the deepest
gloom cam a
tortu an nnel voice
welcome and draw near
the order was but the w
mcnt, as lie opposed.
fijmU, HQ liiliC
areanit oi mo nuuele v,k-
iK-U late hart
thrown in his way., He fei
;ew too well
that the stream of loc hd n;.iuy
pics, bnt full-grow u sis enteiec
into his head.
Judge, then of his af-tmishincnt at
being tripped up almost Kt he fair
one's fei-t by a fat stool with nlctkoric
legs, which chance or a careless servaut
ad placed exactly on bis road to
appiuc"B, Uvcr bo went, and as the
tailor had uot allowed any extra ten
sion of the mnscies and sinews, ho not
ouly procured a tumble, but also a
compound fracturr. of the black pants
aforesaid, said fracture extending all
.1. . . i l ; i ,
across i:iau poiuL wnicu comes in clos
est contact with tho ch;:';r.
1 la ing picked himself t;p aa care
fully as circumstances would allow, the
smothorcd laugh of Miss I'mily not
" setting him forward any," be at last
succeeded in reaching a chair, and
drawing his coat tails forward a.d!
greeable expose, sat himself do vu vuh
as much grace as a bear would when
requested to dance upon a pile of
The young lady was almost suffocat
ed with laughter at the snd misfortune
of the bashful lover, felt tru;y sorry 1
for him, aud used all her -powers of
fascination to drive it from his mind,
aud eventually succeeded sofar .a to.
induce him to make a remark. On
this rock he split.
Just at that moment she discovered
alio bad lost her handkerchief. What
had become of it? She was sure she
had it when he came in. It must cer-,
tainly be somewhere about.
" llavn'tyou got it under you, Mr.
Jack was sure he had not, but poor
Jack in venturing an answer could not
possibly get along without raising bis
hands, aud of course he must drop his
coat-tail. ' In his anxiety to recover
the missing viper, he even ventured
to incline his body so as to get a glance
on the floor. As he did so the frac
ture opened and behold there lay as
the lady supposed, her property.
It was the work of a moment to
catch the corner and exclaim .
" Here it is sir, you needn't trouble
yourself about it. Just raise a little,
it's under you," at the same time ehe
gave it a long, hard pull.
CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JANUARY
Alas!: the" tail was told, no escape,
nothiscvt of a special interposition
of Providecci could save his shirt.
l?ut what should I.e do ? Another
and another stronger pull, evincing on
the part of the lady a praise-worthy
determination to obtain the lost dry
goods, coupled with the request :
" Get up sir, you are sating on it,
determined him : in the agony ot the
moment ar d grabbing with both hands
i f st disappearing strip of linen which
encircled ins necs, tie eci.iiin;u ;
" For God's sake, Miss Emily, leave
my sJriri tol'urY'
1 Woman's Story.
Wives Out of Town Husbands
"I would like to know," Eaid the
youngest married lady, with the least
toss ot the head, "what would become
of my husband if it were not for me?
I went to the country f;r a week, hus
band taking bis u e lis at a hotel during
my ub3cnce. When I returned, I hard
1 reiCfeJsiSGP my own home. The
parlor was swarming with flies, and my
liico carpet -white ground, with love
y bouquets of roses, you know was ab
solutely ruined, clumps or cigars
chccvsuien, and cake crumbs were scat-
lerea around, .all tne spittoons were
filthy to a decree, and somebody had
bei'is tuere who did uot know tlioir use,
I f id')' discovered. In the bay win
d.iw was a K,t of broken Lotties and a
corkscrew. 'What is the meaiiinjr of
this?' I a.-ke J Charley, who sat com
poscdly rta linsr the morning papcrs-
' 01;! didu t I tell you I hud the club
to meet hero while you were
Thought it would save a bother, and
we had (-onie of your blackberry wine."
Note. People don't knock the necks
off bnuled home made wine. I found
afterward that Charley bad been to the
c-.'Il ir pluudeiing around aud iu tast
ing my current wine (made this sum
ni'jf ) he had left the spigot turned so
that itisteid of racking off it all leaked
Now, Iliad come from my short vis
it doubly armed with tenderness for
the husband of my home, and it would
not do for me to show my impatience
the first thing, so I proceeded to my
room, and there was confusion worse
confounded.. My beautiful lace cur
tains that 1 had done up myself, pin
ning down every point, were twisted ar
tight as a rope, and tied iu a bard kot.
Every drawer nnd pres? was craned
wide, and all of Charley's clothoe were
lying around loose.
What puzzled me most was to see my
ctdar chest turned upside dowu, and
my Saratoga trunk stretckod open, with
trays piled outside, like-a" toppled cob
house. I went to the hureau to untie
my bonnet, and there was the bootjack,
leiui.n squeezer and punch bowl; a pair
of j.uts were thrown over the looking-ght$-;,
and a bottle of hir oil broken;
thifoil luidisoakcd into the marble top
mtu t l.e side of the bureau
uj on the carpet, and upon a queer sha
ped article that seemed to be a stock
ing, but looked almost as plump as if it
bad 'something in it.' My curiosity
was excited. v.nl after satisfying my
self that it was not alive I picked it up
and what do you think it was hat one
of my wedding stockings. I tint my
hand in and drew out; cno by one,
stock-tois of different leuths, British
nose, ia i:ts wool anu ciock; a dozen,
and all marked in lister's delicate hand,
with maiden name, "Lucy Sprigjiins."
This was too much, and L called for
Charley to comoup.
"What's the matter, dear?" be an
swercd; in his honeymoon voice, takiug
ibrc ; steps ut a time until he reached
die larding where I stood, the footless
oc'itiig in my hand.
r.at ooos i ins mean; l asked, in
as steady a voice as I could, for I had
a we.uvucsj about thoe stockings, aud
I bad put the;u away iu fiue paper
tiuutmg to mtu mem as iod as we
lived, and I felt my face burn in sr.
"Why, can't you teli?" snid Charley,
aud he laughed uueasily, and as I on.y
lookedat him, he varied the question
'How should I?" I replied.
"You astonish me! Well, you know
our private theatricals (I h ud never
taken part in them, and was only invit
ed to beiong to them because they
wanted Charley, who was so handsome
and handy); 1 didn't expect to take
part in the last performance, but the
Romro was sick; and I couldn't well
refuse. Now you know," be insisted.
'Noihiog." I answered.
;;V el', oi course; as Itomeo, Iliad
to wear tights, and you do know that
I a:n thin, and 1 knew that you
wouldn't like to hear me called slim
legs, and so I went to lliley about it,
and he was so kind as to come over,
and we hunted up your old (!) 6tock-
ings, and together we made up the
handsomest set of caWes! You'd bet
ter believe it. They would have-been
a fortune to any one on the stage.
Frank said so."
"Dut I cannot understand how the
trunks and presses should be opened,"
"Oh! there were other things need
ed, and on looking them up, I found
!n old josey that fitted me to a T; and
Vore your cloak, and used some dirty
f&ce that I came across among your
scraps. Ibey are all tied up in the
piano cover somewhere. I wish you
had been here to have helped me out,
buhbegirl said I looked splendid.
lSy tho way, Jear, I haven't a shirt to
my back. What's become of yowr
quilt? Have no idea, unless the boys
took it when they had a show in the
wood-shad. Little brother - asked me
if you would care if ho wjuld take the
sheets, and I told hir of course not,
and perhaps there ere not enough. Hi
was too funny.- Tom wouldn't let the
Jones boys irco the show, and they
stoned the wood-shed with sticks and
Btoncs, and made such an 'uproar that
the police interfered and ' broke it rap.'
1 don't know when 1 vo laughed so.
You would have enjoyed it."
1 was not sure of it, but I said noth-
s&id nothing. By this time I had ta
ken off my travelling Buit, and was
looking around in vain for my new
wrapper. "Where is my wrapper."
I said to myself more than to Charley,
but he took it up: "I gave away one
of your dresses while you were gone,
to a very deserving person who came
before our society for aid."
I rather pride myself upon my hus
band t iking a prominent part in the
Young Men's Christian Association,
but this i3 a little too much, and I fan
cy Charley thought bo too, for he start
ed offsuddenly, saying, "I must go to
business' now. I shall not be at home
to dinner, pet, and,I hope you will lie
down and take a good rest,"
It was my very best print that he
had given away, but I hadn't the con
science to scold about it; for, to tell you
a secret that I never told him, when
we were first married, a china and
gl-iss vender came along, and I traded
oil Charley's finest suit for a broken
cologne bottle, an inkstand and two va
ses Bohemian gass. Sunday be
eoul.lii't Cnd his clothes, and he be
lieves to this day that they were stolen.
He has often wondered why the thief
took nothing else. But I mnst tell
you eb jut that bundle be referred to
that was the finishing stroke. In it
was my poplum basaue. with the sleeves
diamond slashed, aud gilt paper all
around it, and drops of glue all over it,
and my sweet illusion waist was inside,
whit there was left of it.
There, too, was my ect of heavy
curls, blushed out maniac style, aud
covered witb. powder and carmine; my
point lace torn to shreds; my velvet
cloak iu a wad, and the inflated fellow
to my wedding stockings! And my
husband a church nieuiLar and a Chris
tian Association man. It -was more
than I could bear. I could have cried,
but that would have done no good. As
for taking Charley to task he was the
best husband in the world, and if he
had been the worst there is no lanjruaeef
that would d( justice to the occasion;
so t did the best I could under the cir
cumst accs. I set about putting things
The first step necessary seemed to be
bearing away the rubbish, and I began
tossing the dirty clothes in a heap, and
positively, be'bre I got through it was
as Iv.xa as mv head. I coul.ln t see
over it. All my sheets, towels and pil
low cases, ten shirts ("no wonder Char
ley wanted new ones) and other things
too nu uerous to mention. It would
take matoo long to tell all the mischief
that was done the raids ca the ran
tries, sickles und preserves. I Bhould
bout as soon have had the house on
Josa Billing's Answers to t orrcspondests.
"'?.' Yu ask me whai I think
ov the "Gift distributing business,"
and I don't hesitate tew sav that it
haz awl the permonitory symptoms ov
a dead beat.
I hav ulwus found that when enny
man offers tew giv me ten dollars for
fifty cents, be lies. I may think he
means to do it; but he don't think so;
bat I may possibly cum within nine
dollars and a half of it once; and if I
do, I hav dun well a grate deal bet
ter than I will the next time.
I never put enny munny into these
swindles, and would az soon undortake
tew raise a good sized greenback by
planting a shin plaster back ov the
If yu git desperato, aud feel az tho
you must gamble or die, go twenty
eents, odu or even on the number ov
hairs in akats back, and count them
this will cool yu oph.
"wuaeni. ivais originally cum
from Norway, and I wish they bad orig.
laally staid tbere.
i hey are about az uncalled for az a
pain in the small ov the back.
Iheykanbe domestikated dredful
oapy; that iz, az gittingin the cupboard
and eating cheese, arid knawing pie, iz
1 he best way tew domestikate them
that I ever saw iz tew surround them
gently with a steel trap; yu kan reason
with them then tew advantage.
Hats are migratorious; theymigrate
ly wharcver they hav a mind to.
Pizen is also good for rats; it soften3
their whole moral naturs.
Cats hate rats, and rats hate cats,
and who don't.
I serpoze thar iz between fifty and
sixty millions of rati in Amcrika i
quote now entirely from memory and
i don't serpoze thare iz a single neces
sary rat in tho whole lot. Thia shows
at a glance how menny waste rats tharo
iz. Kats enhanse in numbers faster
than shoe pegs do by machinery. One
pair ov helthy rats is awl that enny
man wants tew start the rat bizziness
with, and in ninety daze, without enny
outlay, he will begin tew have rats
tew turn oph.
Rats, viewed from enny platform yu
can bild, are unspeakiqly cussid, and i
would be willing tew make enny man
who wold destroy awl the rats in the
United States a valuable keepsake, say
for instance either the life and suffer
insrs ov Andy Johnson, in one vollum,
calf bouad. or a leceipt tew kure tlij
Sardokical. That was a horri
We affair," said gentleman in com
pany, " the "Qrder of Dean, and the
sealing up his remains in a tin box !"
" WThat aeked a half a dozen
voice? at oace- "Sar Dean," replied
A Hot Toast. The following is
oiven as a fireman's toast: "The
fadies tho only incendaries who kin
dle a flame which water will not extinguish."
from the South Carolinian.
A. Head on Harr'age.
-"2 soles with but a single thort.
2 hearts as beets like 1."
Marriage is that conglomeration of
the sexes as is considered constitution
al in all countries; but it is more par
ticularly OHe of the United States.
When a man so far forgits himself as
to get married, he bids farewell to the
Declaration of Independence, and be
comes at ouce an honorary member of
the rights of the garter ,'an order es
tablished by the Crusaders in the "times
that tried men's soles." Marriage,
gramatically speaking, is a compound
conjunction, and shows the relation
between man and woman. Accordiu'
to arithmetic, I don't see how people
make out that marriage make- two
folks one, for if you take the cypher
(0) woman, and add to the unit (1)
man, it makes 10, unless figures lie,
figures won't lie in aaything else un
less it is marriage!
Different folks have different reas
ons far marryin', some marry for love,
some riches, some because they want
to and some because they can't help it!
When a man falls in love, he takes to
readin' the New York Ledger, and
wearing lavender colored kide and pat
int leather boots as pinches his toes
and puttin' "uew mown hay" onto his
pocket handkerchief. Then he forgits
to put sagur into his coffee, and makes
mistakes in his accounts. Then he
takes to drinkin' Mrs. Winslow's soo
thing syrup, and putting squill on his
hair, and partiu' the same in the mid
dle of the ton of his head. As the
time approaches for him to be hitched
to the adored of his buzzutn, he feels
its if o wns iM-nw'.in"- down hisbn0't
and little cupids with wmgs and with
out anv elothfis on was sinjrin": the star
snnno-lrl banner in the air all around
r. c .... ,-i ., t i , . I
Ilim. iiilii) Jifc i v jiuuigai avLUf i
o-oes on from bad to wus. until he eits
his name into the daily paper under
the nrorcr heaciin , and tells the world
1. - ItaA r. ...Ilr-nb InA fbnf ''nnl
carda" is played, and sends some gin-
frcr-bread and non bear to the editur,
who wishes the happy pear long life and
lhen cums the hunny mune ana a
bridal trip to Niagara or Mammoth
.t -r-. - , . n .l-
cave, cr tne linage ot ize. Aucr tins
tho hunny moom is all moonshine, un
til small voice announces thatther's an
"angel in the house!'' as tho poit says;
but it always seemed to me more like
the dikens iu the bouso, when I heir
'em. After a while there is family
jars, which jars ain't fit to preserve
friendship, they are "of the earth
hen Araminta an I rot married,
after a courtship of some seventeen
winters, durin' which "she never told
11 1 . ,-1 ,
tier love, nut, lite a worm in tne mud,
fud onto her danifin-orl rhfpV " wr had
" ) - I
spoons, ana otner wearia apparel: but
rather more spoons than anything else.
It was snof-nv time. But the short
clothes still lies in the bureau drawers.
a monument anu mocKery to ooyisu
dreams and disappointed ambition. As
the Scorched poit Burns says:
"Tho best laid schemes of men and mice
i3uo Araminta ana l are drawm
down the veil of life together, still lov
in'. still honin' that thr. timo will enmp
wheu we shall have to provide a extra
SDOon and norrmirer. Iroclv. honfl ia
a sheet anchor to the sole. Lone may
A 1 t: J 3 f
But marriage is a divine institution,
more so than a republican form of gov
ernment or the democratic party. Ad-
em coudent live without Mrs. Adeni,
snaix or no snaix. And becoz they
raised Cain after they was married, it's
no sine that other folks raise cam'in
the married statt. Becoz they et up
ihe best winter apples, it's no sine
married people should have each oth
er's hair come out before the usual
time. Marridge is mootual; and one
can't git along without a child on the
other end ou't. Woman to a man is
like the bob to a kite, tho more she's
attached to man, the higher he can fli.
Marry early, an' marry offen; and when
you git a good wife, stioh to her like a
shumaker s wax to a hot stove o:
Spaulding's glue to broken china.
Sich is the law aud the profits.
The Absurdities of Fasiiion.-
Tho Lynn Reporter describes a French
style or shoe now manufactured J
that city in large numbers for he
New Orleans aud California m"'Cet's
which is admirably contrived sr pro
ducing deformity and discomfort.
Upon the sole, which is as thin as a
wafer, is fixed a keel an inch and
three quarters thick, tnd tapering off
so rapidly toward the base that it does
not allow the space of a new cent peice
to stand on. In consequence ot tuo ex
cessive thickness of tha heel, the foot
instead of being level and paralel with
the floor, ia sloped down towards it at
an angle of perhaps twenty degrees, so
that only the inner edsre cf the heel
rests upon the ground, and the flat of
the loot is without support, now wo
men can walk in such shoes without
spraining their ancles or meating with
accidents it is difficult to conceive.
But they do it, and laugh at the idea
"Look.here, by," said a nervous old
gentleman to an urchin, who was mun
ching sugar-candy at a lecture, " you
are annoying roe very much."
" No 1 ain't ; I'm knawing this ere
candy," replied the urchin.
" I've got a new pair of boots," said
A. to B., putting one forward as a
sample ; ' a handsome fit, eh ? I bought
them to wear in genteel society.' 'They
will be likely to last you a lifetime,
then rejoined B, 'and be worth some
thing to your heirs. ,
The Tarboro' Sor.llicrncr.
A Eefiium for Eutiress Communication.
r,1,u jrHm ol Us l.iir,n in ll.e
fium-Af 7.icullurj ftH-t-ou ol theSoutl,
resenting busine,,,!, t.liar.
ter and .'landing', ai t WTbrmw,,-ratc(i ibr
any rpeeified time not lesthau three mouths:
ne square cne year.. $u oo
One-Fourth Coluinaows'year-., . r0 f0
One-Half Column f Vy 90 00
One Column oue yeav. 50 ni
Transient advertisement' err -"harped '
One Dollar per square of on inch br :tli
first, and Seventy-Five centc.-foffj'eacu sub
sequent insertion ' : U 'i-lf'.- &
A Coed Yarn. ?
In the village of W., lived a n.an
who had once been a judge of the
county and wns kuown all over it ,
the name of Judge L. He kept a
store and sawmill, and was clways euro
to have the best of a bargain on his
side, by which means be bad gained
an ample fortnne, and some did not
hesitate to call him the biggest rascal
in the world. He was very conceited,
withal, and used to brag of his busk
ncss capacity, when any one was near
to listen. One rainy day, as quite a
number were 6catcd around the 6tore,
he begea, as usual, to tell of his great
bargains, and at last wound up with
the expression: Nobody has ever cheat
ed me, nor they can't neither !','
"Judge," said an eld man of the
company, "I've cheated you rnore'n
you ever did me."
"How 6or said the fcudge. '
"If you'll promise you won't go to
law' bout it, nor do nothing, I'll tell
you; or else I won't, you're too much of
a low character tor me. "Let is hear!
cried half a dozen voices at once. "I'll
promise," said the Judge, "and treat
in the bargain, if you have."
"Well, do you remcmbor that wagon
you robbed me
! never xouDea you out ot any wa
gon; I only got the best of the bargain,"
said the Judge. "Well I mad up mj
mind to have back, and
"You never did 1" interrupted the." , -cute
"Y(!S, I did, and interest too-" .
"How so?" thundered the nowenra--,
ged J ude. .
"Well you see J udge, I sold you ne ')
day a very nice pine log, and bargaSt"-.
ed with you for a lot more. W&E,-
that log I stole off -our pile down'bv- "
your mm tne nignt before, and ;hj
next day I sold it to you. The next
t ,i :i i i t . l
c ' - " "vuiC auu sum ibv
to you cue next day, and so I tent oft
until you had bought jour own Jog?C.
me twenty-seven times:
' Tllftf's al.'fl!" PTn'nimO .ba InTmiJ-
ated Judge, running to his book ui
examining his log account: "yon neveJf.
sold me tweuty-seven logs of the samW'
meausurement." . t-
"!y drawing it back and forth thft-
.J JJ T 1 . . . . . .Jtf
nuiu uu, auu as it wore, x Kept cut
ting the end off, until it was only ten
feet long, junt fourteen feet shorter
than it was the first time I brought itfT?f
and when it got so short, I drew - it t
home again an 1 worked it up intoi
shindies, and the next week
. . . -
bought the shingles, and then I
eluded 1 had got my wagon back
stewed away in my pocket book."
j ue exci tm ition ol tne Judge
I he excbtmition of the JudaN
drowned in the shouts of the bystand- J
crs, and the log drawer found tho doory.
:.l...l J. i . : '. - -vV.
wiwuut iuu piumiseu ireac.
o 11 Li.
J. OlMSEUll U.N TUK OMITH 1 AMIIT.. --V' i
v-uwu, wm .uuiuac iwr ;
vuiiS.aB, my name is oquid, ana x-'jr
am proud to say, I am not ashamed " of
it. It mayi)that no person in this
A1 however, there be one such, let him
hold lin his b.Anil mill tin Ilia rliVov
t. .V.J , jT.-Jj,.
turn cut Ins toes, take courage, and 4
thank his stars that there are a feW"
more left of the some sort. 5
"Smith, gentlemen, is an illustrious
name. " . ,.'J
And snQscver high iu the annals of
as they will,
Believe me that Smith will outnumber: -vs
Gentlemen, I am proud of being an- .f
original Smith, and not a Smithe, nor a w-
bmythe, but a regular natural b-m-i-t-ht'
bmith. Putting a 'y m the middle or , .
an 'e' at the end won't do. rrcntlemen. . "
W ho ever heard of a great man by b:8 '
name of Smytheor Smithe? Echo &vs: t
j j .
But for Smith, why the pillars of fame '
nvio. nuu; auu lici h uuu v Diva uuuuur. -j
are covered with that honored and f
reverend name. Who were tho most i- f;
-.. :n 1 1 .i, !! .
tav.jr, niLkjr, uuu iujjuiiii ujui ui bum
cxmntry? Horace and Albert Smith.
Who the most oricinal, pithy, and" hu-
morous preacher? Kev. fc'ydney Smiths
lo go lurthcr bat- who vcus-iuhj
vest and boldest soldier in JSumpter C
army in the -revolution? A Smi.-1
VTho palavrfcd with PowhattanrrfiL ;
vantcd vh Pocahontas, and beca;ni i'
V- nntnr nf tho first f imilln !- e
Yirj.nia? A Smith again. And wm,.;"
I ik and I ask the question mfe, .'
seriously and soberly who, I say, la
that man, and what is his name, '
has fought the most battles, made tl V . j
mnfif. Cnnniliaa v.M..nl.n,1 . i. . J : '
mons, held the most offices, sung th
uioab auuo, whlicu iue most poems
most girls, and married the nic
ows? History says, I say, "y'ou say,
earybody says, John Smith 1"
pi 1 .
KEsrECT Due to Wives. Do n
iest with your wife upon a subject 1
which their is danger of wounding he
feelings, llemcmber that she treasur
every word you utter. Do not speak
some virtues in another man s wife
remind vour own of a fanlt. Do
reproach your wife with personal
fects, lor it she nas sensiuniiy yo
flict a wound dithcuit to ncai.
treat vour wife inattention in coin
it touches her pride, and ehe will
respect you more or love you better
it Do not UDbraid vour. wife in t
presence of a third party ; the sefL
of your disregard of her feeling 'V.
prevent her from acknowledging
fault. Do not entertain your-wife '
praising the beauty and accompL ;
iaents 01 other women, li you woal
have a pleasant home and a ch"-1'"
wife, pass your evenings und''
own roof. Do notbe ptefr $tSt'eaV',
in your own house and remarki&'a fir ' l
Bociaoiiity eisewnere. t-i . -
It is said that the " cerri e.
seven teeo' millica r "
Woulda't be census ? .'' J r
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