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KAT.KIGII, N". C.
SATURDAY, - - MARCH 24, 1866.
City sxncl Stsvte Items.
Small Vox. Cases of this disease are break
ing out occasionally in different parts of the City;
at least it i so rumored; and we think it highly
necessary that caution should be exercised to pre
vent its spread. We do not think, however, that
there is very great "cause of alarm on the subject,
nor do wc believe all we hear in regard to the
spread of the disease, for it was currently report
ed, a few days ago, that a case had broken out on
the premises of the Local, but he did not believe
it, and don't believe it yet.
"Revolvers. The first revolving Ore-arm ever
made in the United States, was manufactured by
John (Jill, an honest mechanic of the (then) town
ofNewbcrn. It was a short rille made to fire
fourteen times. AVe saw, on exhibition at the
Newborn Fair, some years ago, the first specimen
of his revolver made by Mr. Gill. It was rather
an uncouth article, but exhibited fully the princi
ple which has been so improved upon since in the
production of the various revolvers in use, and
which is said to have furnished Colt his lirst hint
for the manufacture of his celebrated pistols.
An article in the local column of the Newborn
Timcx, has called the subject to our recollection,
which article was, we imagine, the answer to
inquiries based on information we gave to the
Agent of a pistol manufactory at Springfield,
Mass., a few days ago.
History of an Important Person. Did
you ever see the Devil that little smutty faced,
impudent, ragged imp of blackness the Printer's
Devil ? To be sure you have. Well he is no
small potatoe, in this era of light and priuter's ink.
Yon may lick him and he'll laugh, you may kick
hi in and he'll laugh, you may treat him and ne'll
laugh; and he'll laugh at any time, in any place,
on any occasion and without any reason. He is
himself an irrepressible eonllict an embodiment
of rascality and morality, humbuggcry and hon
esty, fun and solemnity solemn in his laughter,
funuy in his solemnity. He speaks by jerks and
twists stutters like a school-master aud whistles
like a Canary. His pockets are tilled with nails
types, cigar stumps, postage stamps, cheese and
herrings, a bladeless knife, a bit of candle, a sul
phur match or so, scraps of poetry, locals, tit-bits
of fun and a twine string. He is an institution
without a pattern in all the world, an enigma
to himself and a puzzle to all save the "boss."
But we can't do himjustiee he spells "oats,"
"cats," and "cats," "rats;'J he is at the bottom
of all the rascality perpetrated in the mysterious
art, and whistles a hymn, usually Old Hundred,
while he sticks a pin in his toe-nail aud touches
somebody's shiu bone with its brassy sting. We
would write a snitch of poetry upon him but we
forbear, for he will haunt us for a week now with
his diabolical grin and dismal ery for "copy,"
" copy," occasionally interlarded with "give
me a live cent stamp for your notice of me. "Go
to your rest, little Devil, at bed-time to-night
we pity, admire, contemn and laugh at you. We
write you, also, as others have done, and here
with in conclusion append a history of your WI13--fore
and wherefore :
AVhen Aldus Manutius set up in business as a
printer at Venice, he came in possession of a lit
tle ncsjro boy. This boy was known over the city
as "the little devil," who assisted in the myste
rious bibliofaetory: and some of the most ignorant
believed him to he noneotliertlian the embodiment
of Satan, who helped Aldus in the prosecution of
his profession. One day, Manutius, desiring to
dispel this strange hallucination by publicity, dis
played the young imp to the poorer classes. Up
on this occasion, he made this short but charac
teristic speech : Be it known to Venice, that I,
Aldus Manutitu, printer to the Holy Church and
Doge, have this day made public exposure of the
riHrr'x tb'eit. All those who think he is not flesh
and blood, may come and pinch him." Ameri
Mail Carriers. The Charlotte Democrat,
speaking of the difficulty of procuring the ser
vices of persons who can legally carry the mails,
says " We arc not certain that mail carriers are
required by the government to take the test oath.
We think the Postmaster General has decided
that a mail carrier is not an officer ot the govern
ment, but a laborer, and therefore not required
to take the test oath. We believe we saw such a
statement iu the Raleigh Standard some weeks
ago. Will the editor of that paper please intorm
us in regard to the matter."
Attorney-General Speed has decided that the
fact of having served under the Confederate gov
ernment as mail contractor or mail carrier, does
not of itself, debar a person from taking the test
oath, nor from taking a contract or carrying the
mail under the Federal government, provided
there be no other obstacle to his taking the
required oaths laid down in the Act of Congress
of ISM. In other words, the having been a mail
contractor or a mail carrier, (which employments
are not considered offices,) does not bring the
person within an' one of the fourteen exceptions
of the President's proclamation.
The Charlotte Democrat says, we are glad to
learn that the rs'.ilroad bridge over the Catawba
river (between Charlotte and Lineolnton) will b
completed in four or live weeks.
The Ievil in Caswell. The veritable "Old
Scratch" has made his bodily appearance in Cas
well County, N. C, in the shape of a great ball
of fire; at least, so reports the Danville Times, on
"good authority." He was seen one night last
week, swinging himself, like a great fiery globe
over the pig sty of a Mr. Hubbard, who, fearing
that his sooty majesty had an intention of roast
ing some of the porkers, made at him, first with
a big stick and then with a gun, to all -which the
Devil paid no attention further than :to spit jets
of sparkling brimstone at him, which so alarmed
M. Hubbard, "a man of candor and veracity,"
that he fled the field and left the "Old Boy" fully
master of the position.
An Honest Man. The papers mention the
fact that G. G. Lynch, Esq., of Halifax County,
iu this State; for many years Route Agent of the
Post Office Department, on the Wilmington and
Weldon Railroad, and afterwards Special Agent
for the State, has recently notified the Depart
ment at Washington that he has two hundred
dollars of gold in his possession belonging to the
Post Office Treasury, which he has kept, buried
for safe-keeping since (he breaking out of the
Revolution, and which sum has been drawn for
by the Post Master General. This may be, in
these days of grasping cupidity, a somewhat un
usual exhibition of personal and official integrity,
but it will not surprise any who know the
" Judge," for it is exactly in accordance with his
manner of doing business.
"Whipping. We see in the Wilmington TTvr
ahl of Monday that some difficulty has arisen in
New Hanover County, between the County Court
and the Frccdman's Bureau.
It seems that some negroes were tried before
the County Court and sentenced to be whipped.
We do not know the merits of the case, or wheth
er negro testimony was allowed. But complaints
were entered by colored citizens, and under or
ders from Col. Whittlesey, to whom the matter
was referred, the whipping was ordered to be
suspended and the alfair investigated.
A Remorseful Feline. The Goldsboro'
Airjf is responsponsible for the following yarn.
It says : 1
"There is a cat in the town of Goldsboro',
now i iuraged in the responsible duty of rearing
nine members of a family four kittens and Jive
?""".' ratx. She is equally as tender of the lat
ter, as of the" former. She killed the mother rat,
and immediately assumed the task of reariug the
Verily, she is a tender-hearted tabby.
A. & N. C. R. It. We clip from our
Goldsboro' cotemporary the following item,
concerning the Atlantic and North-Carolina
Railroad: ' ' j
" The President and employees of this road are
actively engaged in putting the rolling stock of
this important branch of internal improvements
of the State, in thorough order. A fine new pas
senger coach will Boon be put on the road, and
another is nearly ready, altered and improved at
the Company's workshops to correspond with
the new coach, just received. All the passenger
cars are being thoroughly overhauled, painted,
and litted up ; while the box cars and flats are
daily receiving attention, supervision and care of
the Master Mechanic and workmen.
While these improvements are going on in the
workshops, all along the line of the road atten
tion is being paid to the road bed. It is expect
ed, belore the annual meeting of the Stockholders
in June next, to have the road and rolling stock
in the very best order, that the means at the
command of Mr. Thomas, the President, will
The business of the road has been remarkably
good since it was turned over to the Company."
Unjustifiable. Wc learn from the best au
thority that Mr. John F. Hutchings, whose plan
tation lies on the outskirts of the City, is very
much annoyed by the continued loss of hogs and
cattle. Mr. Hutchings is a loyal, law-abidingc-iti-zeu
and his complaint is based ou the most rea
The killing of stock ofTof our impoverished plan
tations by irresponsible parties, does the farming
interest material damage. We are sure that no
good soldier would wantonly kill cattle ; and
there can be no reason for complaint by them on
account of rations, for the government deals to
them the very best.
We sincerely regret that such things occur, and
arc confident that ii brought to the ear of authori
ty they would be immediately stopped.
Wayne Female College. Rev. S. M. Frost,
President of Wayne Female College, located at
Goldsboro', who is now on a visit to New York,
has, we learn from the Xeics, been successful in
raising about two thousand dollars, to aid in re
fitting and refurnishing the building; and it is
thought the exercises of the institution will com
mence some time in April.
W. R. R. The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Western Railroad was held in Fay
etteville on Monday last. After the organization
of the meeting, a committee was appointed to ex
amine into the affairs of the Company, when the
meeting adjourned to await the report of the
Iuquctt. The body of a white man, name
unknown was found, Sunday, near Little Bridge.
It was carelessly buried, in a box, and was so
nearly decomposed that recognition Was impos
sible. Coroner J. C. Wood held an inquest over
the body and the jury returned a verdict of death
from some unknown cause. VU. Dixjtaici.
Ijonisburg Female College, under the con
trol of Rev. Turner M. Jones, is, we learn from
the Sentinel, in a fourishiug condition, having al
ready seventy pupils, with a prospect of an in
crease of the number.
Caught at Last. For several weeks past,
our neighbor Capt. W. E. Pierce, has noticed a
genereral decrease in his wardrobe, and took
measures to ascertain the cause of the delect.
Circumstances led him to suspect a colored ser
vant in his employ and after a close watch on his
part, that which he had formerly xitjnxixttl was
found to be a J'act. He at once laid the ease be
fore the " Bureau," and the "Bureau" advised a
search made by thepropcrauthoritics. On search
ing the room of the servant, articles of all sorts
and kinds belonging to the plaintiff were found,
such as sheets, pillow-slips, stockings, shirts,
handkerchiefs and other articles too numerous to
The servant alledged that she had purchased
these articles, but the " Bureau" couldn't exactly
see it in that light, us she had been employed on
the place since the latter part of September, 1 ,
at the rate of $3,00 per mouth, so she was com
mitted to jail for twenty days and the stolen cloth
ing (that which was found) returned to the proper
Somebody Hurt. On Wednesday night last, j
i about midnight, some of the residents in the vi
cinity of the R. & G. Depot, were aroused by a 1
man, apparently a foreigner, who showed signs of j
having been very badly used up. He made known
the facts, mostly by sigus, that four men had at- j
tacked and beaten him, but no particulars of the
affair could be gathered. He was put iu the way
to rcaeh the Capitol Square, since which nothing,
that we are aware, has been heard ot him. He
was said to be very bloody, and bruised iu a hor
Almost a Difficulty. A good deal of ex
citement was occasioned yesterday afternoon by
the arrest of two colored soldiers, of the 37th U.
S. C. T., by our City police, and the demand
j for the surrender of the prisoners by two ollicers
of said regiment. The whole affair, which bid
fair at one time to become a conflict between the
two powers, originated, we may say, through a
misunderstanding on both sides. d. Journal,
Emigrants. "R," the Richmond correspon
dent of the Express sends the following to that
paper under date of the 21st :
" A gentleman left this City this morning for
North-Carolina, with a number of white laborers,
where they will beemployed ina well known coal
mine. The negroes, 'tis said, will not work sat
isfactorily, and therefore this new importation
which, let us hope, will be followed up by many
more. North-Carolina will need a lurge number
of immigrants, as the Quakers are about to emi
grate to the great West."
The New Ray Line. We would call the
attention of persons going North to the advertise
ment of the New Line from Norfolk to Baltimore.
The Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad is now open
from Weldon to Norfolk, connecting with the
Bay Line Steamers, the most pleasant mode of
travel known, and affording a chance for sleep and
rest not to be found on any other conveyance.
Read the advertisement.
Ex Governor Vance has eommcneed the prac
tice of law in Charlotte, N. C.
Patxfci. Inconsistencies. Some men
talk like angels, and pray with fervor, and
meditate within deep recesses, and speak to
God with loving affection and words of
union, and adhere to him in silent devotion,
and when they go abroad are passionate as
ever, peevish as a frightened fly, vexing
themselves with their reflections; they are
cruel iu their bargains, unmerciful to their
tenants, and proud as a barbarian prince.
They are, for all their fine words, impatient
of reproof, scornful to their neighbors, lovers
of money, supreme in their own thoughts
and submit to none. All their spiritual fan
cy is an illusion. They are still under the
power of their missions, and tlwir n rni
them imperiously, and carries them away iu-
. 1 1 1 1 . 1 I" rw t J
luiuuiy. ijrrcmy j.ayior.
A mere accident has just led to important
discoveries in the ruins of the old manor
house of Cebastro, Which stands in the gorge
of Uces, between Prance and Aragon. Tile
recent high winds threw down part of the
wall of the Southern Tower, and exposed to
view the period of Gothic domination TV
cavations were immediately commenced, and
have brouirht to liarbt a jrrpnt. nunnHtvnf
jewelry, of all kinds," as diadems, bracelets,
rings, ana pins, ine diadems bear some re
semblance to the crown preserved in the
Clunv Museum, and enable lla t.o form fin ac
curate opinion as to the arts of Visigoth.
A large iron foundry is io be established in
bt oub own special eepobteb.
Trial of Major John H. Gee.
Note. By the omission of a word in the re
port of the evidence of Mr. Palmer, on Wednes
day last, he was represented exactly the reverse
of what he really said. In answer to a question
iu regard to making or diagram of the prison at
Salisbury, he said 'VI did not poiutjgmt to Lieut.
Dunn-ill the outlines of the prison, he could see
Thursday, March 23ud, 18CC.
The journal of yesterday was read.
Simeon Kluts being called and sworn, testifies,
that he lives iu Rowan Couuty, was a member of
Capt. Brawley's Company, Senior Reserves in
lSo-A went to Salisbury 011 the 5th Oct., and re
mained until they left, "iu Feb., 1805. On one oc
casion saw ollicer of the guard take some pies
from a prisoner that he hail bought and take them
to Maj. Gee's house this was a while before
Christmas don't recollect the exact day.
Saw u negro prisoner who was killed did not
see him shot, but saw him afterward he was ly
ing iu the cast part of the yard, just below the
four wooden houses not far from the dead line,
perhaps fifteen or twenty feet on the inside.
Witness pointed out on the map of the prison the
place where the body la'. saw him about'
four hours after he was shot, when I went ou
guard saw no ollicer there there was no one
There was a good deal of lumber about there
lived in quarters made of pine poles and boards
there was any amount of timber about there to
build such quarters as we lived in there was
plenty of straw aud hay iu the eouutry round.
I was not. at the garrison all the time ; was fre
quently off hunting deserters the lumber was
a mile or two oil' it was hauled to make some of
the huts, and the men carried some on their
backs our company had their poles hauled
have seen Senior Reserves carrying board timber ou
their backs a mile didu't see them carrying
poles the wagons, there were used to haul tim
ber aud firewood when the wagons hauled tim
ber they would havu to stop hauling firewood, of
course, when the men carried timber on their
backs, they were compelled to do it, if they got
it I think it was four weeks after we went there
before we got shelters it was the last of De
cember. The axes we used were made in the shop there
my company brought axes from home never
drew any the men had to send home for axes or
go without them they brought I rows and cross
cut saws, too, from home to make the huts with.
Our rations were a pound of flour, or a tin
cup full a day the 1 up held about a pint we
generally got this every day e went one day
without; food we had been after desreters anil
when we got back, they said there was nothing
to issue to us, and we went home to get some
thing to eat. Resides the Hour, we got about
three-fourths a pouud of bacon or one pound of
beef a day got this nearly every day when we
didn't gel meat, we got sorghum don't know
how much; about three or four tpiarts we had
as much as we wanted we all cat at the same
table don't know how much there was to each
man there were ten in my mess I was uot there
It would have been necessary to have wagons
to haul lumber to build shelters for the prison
ers. The witness then made a statement iu re
gard to the regiment of senior reserves, the age,
manner of gelling out of the service, iV:c, which
the reporter did not take down.
When we first went there, there was a house for
the guard to go in wrffn they came oil duty
they stuck Micks in the ground and covered
them over for shelter, and had some tents, awhile,
and then they built the quarters of poles the
men spoke of deserting", If there was not some
shelter provided for thi-in there was some such
I was not present when the negro was shot
know nothing about it, only I saw the body. I
saw the ollicer take the pies from the prisoner
it was in the evening as they came from the grave
yard don't know the date it was some time in
December, I think.
I saw prisoners wash themselves in the
creek when they went after water we made seven
or eight trips a'day the orders were to take them
there and back there was no particular time to go
and come, 11 generally took about ail hour lroni
thirty t forty and sometimes, fifty, went at once
don't think more than lilty ever went they
didnotjigo Hint presented themselves at the
gaic, every time, because there were not guards
euoiiiih to carry thetn when one Squad returned
another went : they did not have to wait to empty
the barrels the guard consisted of twelve or
The guard did not have plenty of fire-wood
sometimes had to carry our firewood about
half a mile on our backs that was, for our
shanties this was not very often, only once in a
while, when there was none hauled we some
times sulfertd for want of lire.
I don't know whether the prisoners could wash
in the prison they had no axes, except some at
BY THE COURT.
The rations we had from home was brought to
cat we had bacon from home, and bread, chick
ens, pics and cakes we got things from home,
perhaps once in two weeks. The reason we could
not take all the prisoners to water who presented
themselves was, there were not enough of the
I was never in.-ide of the prison.
Capt. W. K. Pierce, sworn reside in Raleigh
Captain and A. tk. M. at the Post of Raleigh in
lsl corresponded frequently with Capt. .lames
M. Goodman, A. Q. M., at Salisbury received
communications from him upon an average, I
suppose, once a day.
The witness was here shown two paper writings
anil asked if the signature thereto was that of
Capt. Goodman's. These papers were reports
from Capt. James M. Goodman, A. O.. M. Salis
bury N. C. to the Department at Richmond. The
question was objected to by the delense, and the
Court, after consultation, overruled the objec
tion. Witness answered that the signatures were those
of Capt. Goodman.
The papers were then olforcd as evidence, ami
were objected to by the defense on the ground
that they were not oiiieial orders, but mere state
ments, aud that their introduction would deprive
the defense of the opportunity of cress examining
011 ti cm that Goodman is within reach of the
Court and that his verbal evidence would be bet
ter than these papers.
The Court ruled tiiat the l-aners were admissi
ble, because it was proved they were signed by
Capt. Goodniani in his official capacity.
The examination ot Capt. Pierce wns then con
tinued. These reports are in the usual form the one
relating to transportation, animals, wagons,
is made out by the general form ti.at was used
both in the Confederate and Federal regulations
the other in regard to contracts, is made out by
special form the lirst were made out at regular
intervals, the second, at any time when called for
by certain ollicers of Departments, Bureaus or
Posts. The lirst ought to show all the animals,
tfcc, he was accountable for, no matter where
they were, whether at Raleigh, Richmond or any
where else, and whether -serviceable or not. Capt.
Goodman was not entirely under the control of
the Commandant of the Post, at Salisbury if the
Commandant's orders conflicted with those from
the Chief of the Bureau, he was not bound to
oljey them he was the judge of how far he was
bound to obsy his orders, under his responsibility
that responsibility was to the Department
there was a special order exempting him from the
control of the Commandant of iho Post.
I have had business correspondence with Maj.
MoUitt, prison (J M. at Salisbury he made
frequent requisitions on me for Q. M.tores he
made them sometimes as often as twice a week
he urged me to send him the supplies especially
stoves, axes and other articles his letters tome
were very frequent and very urgent he stated he
was pressed for these thir gs by the Commandant
of the Post at Salisbury that the prisoners were
suffering, especially for stoves I had charge of a
foundry at the time and gave ordei s to have the
stoves made it was not my duty to furnish them,
but as I had the foundry I was willing to do it.
Mollitt also sent to me for ropes for wells, also' for
glass in large quant'tics I suppose they were for
the prison, as Mollitt was only connected with the
prison. I did not always furnish the things be
cause I did not always have them. It was my
duty lirst to supply my own Post, and then if
there was any surplus, 1 furnished them to other
Posts it was Moiiitt's duty to get things where
he could the regulations required that requisi
tions be made on Richmond, but we could never
get anything from there it was the usage to get
supplies froin one post, for another, hut not ex
aclly in accordance with the regulations the: ne
cessity made the usage.
It would have taken about thirty days to make
a requisition 011 R ichniond and have it tilled, if
there were no obst ructions to the Roads I never
made a requisition on Richmond for anything.
Maj. Moflitt made requisitions on me frequently
from Oct. lSU-t to Feb. 18C-5, at least three or four
times a mouth, besides private letters u:-giug me
to fill the requisitions, and for almost every ar
ticle of Quartermaster's stores. In his letters he
did not spcuk directly of Maj. Gee by mime, but
of the Commandant of the prison.
I gave the order at the foundry for the stoves to
be sent, but I am not certain they were sent this
was in the latter part of November or iu December,
I think there were various requisitions from Dr.
Curry and others there were two requisitions for
stoves, one for the post hospital, which was tilled
and the other for the prison hospital.
The army regulations were generally thrown
aside the regulations required requisitions to be
made on Richmond, but no officer ever got what
was allowed. When requisitions were made, we
sometimes got a small portion of it and some
times none at all. We seldom got a tenth of
what was drawn for. The Q. M. of a post was re
quired to fill requisitions drawn on him as near as
he could, if they did not conflict with orders from
the head of his bureau my general duties were
to furnish supplies, but I could refuse on the ex
cuse of having to send the supplies to the army
I believe Capt. Goodman was at one time dis
trict Q. M. at Salisbury, but was afterwards re
lieved and made Q. M. of the post.
Maj. Francis E. Walcott, Judge Advocate,
sworn. He" stated that while in Washington, he
got the papers now offered in evidence irom the
bureau of rebel archives. They were given to
him as a portion of the rebel archives, captured
at Richmond. The defence objected to the pa
pers being received as originals, as there was no
endorsement on them to show that they were
either original or official. The objection was
overruled and the papers admitted to record.
Dr. Barnes testified that lie was stationed at
Wilmington in March, '05. Received the pri
soners sent there for exchange at North-East
river. He acted under Major Geu. Terry aud
provided for t'.ie siek and disabled. Colonel
Hatch had charge of prisoners on the rebel side
received no official report as to where the pri
soners came from. The condition of the prison
ers was bad many were gangrenous, full of
vermin, nearly naked .and the minds of many
were affected almost to delirium suipose over
100 were in this condition, who were unable . '
give a full account of themselves. Col. Ilatcn
told me to prepare and not be surprised at re
ceiving very bad cases. The sick were put in
vacant buildings in Wilmington there were
about -1,000 of them. I dou't'know how many
of these were from Sa'isburr. The cause of their
condition was mainly waut'of food, clothing and
shelter, and being crowded together 800 of
them died at Wilmington 555 of them within
the first 7 days. Their names were generally put
at the head of their graves, there were 120
whose names were unknown. Don't know
whether they were from Salisbury or not. Many
had frozen limbs they were kept in a separate
building don't know how mauy of them were
At Wilmington including those from Salisbury
4,000 were in hospitals. The witness was further
examined as to the condition of the prisoners and
the supplies furnished in Wilmington, a full re
port of which was taken down. Iu answer to
questions by the Court the witness stated that
there were nearly 8,ti00 prisoners received at Wil
mington does not know how many of these were
from Salisbury. The worst eases came from Sal
isbury, from what Col. Hatch told me don't
know where, the other prisoners came from.
Court adjourned until to-morrow morning 10
Yo'un; Brown. In this City, on Thursday
evening the 22d inst., by Rev. Mr. -Hudson, Mr.
Rieii.viiD Young and Miss Love G. Brown, third
daughter of II. J. aud Lydia Brown, all of this
In 3Xeiixxiain s
Louisa D. Carter, wife of Samuel Carter, and
daughter of Wiley Horn, was born in Edgecombe
couuty, N. C, on the 12th of December, 1815.
Ifer parents moved to Tennessee and settled in
Giles count-, when she was quite young. She
was married to Samuel Carter on the 25th day of
October, IS; !0, and departed this life, in full as
surance of a blissful immortality, on the lilth of
November, 1SH5, aged M years, 11 months, and !)
She made a public profession of religion in the
Fall of 1S2A, and attached herself to the Metho
dist Episcopal Church, and during hei after life
she manifested, in her walk and conversation,
that the outward profession was the true expo
nent of an inward principle. She was all that
is meant by the words, "Wile Mother," and
possessed in an eminent degree the respect and
esteem of all who knew her. "She opened her
mouth with wisdom, and in her tongue was the
law of kinduess." She leaves a husband and a
large family of children, all of them filling hon
orable positions in society, to mourn their loss.
Her last words were, "Yes, Jesus is with me;
He will go with me through the cold stream of
death;" after uttering which, she passed away
without a struggle. Com.
TTEXTION KVKHUODY !
& liiL.Tirs" ti- out::
HAVING DETERMINED TO CLOSE OUR
business ill Raleigh, we oiler our entire stock ot
goods at a small advance on present New York
Merchants wanting to assort up will find our
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, Ilats and
To parties wanting to engage in the business
we will offer thvm a bargain tln-.t will pay them.
We buy and sell exclusively ior cash.
Parties wanting credit need not. apply.
If you want to buy goods cheap give .Max ox
Si Stkoni; a call.
We will warrant all good?- as represented.
M AXON oc STRONG.
Raleigh, N. C, March 24. 3 tf.
10,000 LBS. OF LEAF TOBACCO, FINE
iiualitv. For information, apply at
march 243 Iwtw.
T OST NOTE.
Lost a Note of hand made by C. W. Williams
in favor of Henrietta Williams, lor forty-six
dollars, payable iu gold, dated January 1st, lf0!,
and due one day after date. All persons are
lorwamed from trading for the said note.
march 24 wutpd.
V" rv Tair Hames, made of Seasoned Timber,
Jm'tjK) aud ironed in the best style.
B. P. WILLIAMSON & CO.
March 1, 1S(. tf.
r3i. II. THOMPSON,
V JEWELLER AND WATCHMAKER,
At Mrs. Thompson's store, opposite the Ex
press Otliee, Fayc.Ucville Street, is prepared to re
pair Watches, 'Jewelry, ece., and execute Ina
neat, satisfactory manner in short time, ail kinds
of work iu his line.
He has 011 hand a select assortment of the best
His former friends arc respectfully solicited to
renew t hei r pat rouagec n o v lt-G tf 10.
naving been solicited by. our friends to under
take the' publication of a newspaper devoted to
the cause of Religion, Literature, and Informa
tion generally we have made arrangements to
commence an organ, as soon as a suflieieut num
ber of subscribers can be obtained to justify its
We intend the Monitor shall be inferior to no
paper extant. It shall be all its very significant
We wish it to become a friend and companion
in every household, to disseminate knowledge,
literature and information generally.
We earnestlv solicit the aid of Postmasters,
Ministers, and" all others, in getting clubs, &c,
&('-. l'or the Monitor.
The price of the Monitor will be THREE
DOLLARS, iu advance.
All communications, &c., must be addressed to
Rev. C. C STILLEYr
Hookerton, Greene Co., N. C.
march 23 2 tf.
A HOLDERS OF THE BONOS
Jt of the Wilmington to Manchester Railroad
Company, North-Carolina, are respectfully re
quested to make themselves known as soon as
possible, to the undersigned, or M. K. Jessnpifc
Co, Agents for the Company, New York, giving
Class and Numbers of Bonds held by them respec
tively, that the Company may conler with them
ou matters relating to their interest
President W. & M. Railroad Co.,
Feb. 21, lSOti eodlm Wilmington, N. C.
NEW BERNE, N. C.
(Successor to I. Dissosway & J. Gooding, Jr.
jnly 1770 tf
The following are the circumstances of a
murder recently committed in Litchfield,
Montgomery county, 111.: A bound girl of
the age of 12 or 14 was one morning a week
or so ago scolded pretty severely for some
misdemeanor, and finally was whipped with a
small rod. Everything passed off in the
morning well enough without any further
i-'lfficulty. The girl's special duty was to take
are of three little children; and going out to
the barn, as was her usual custom, to a swing
that had been prepared for the children's use,
she took tlie youngest child (a boy) and hung
him in the swing until dead, then ran to the
house and told the mother of the child that a
man came into the barn, took the child and
hung it. But as there could be no trace of a
man's track found in or about the barn, the
girl was arrested, after which she confessed,
and said that she took this method of redress
for the punishment she hud received in the
morning. She now awaits trial in jail.
Quite a commotion has been raised in the
Paymaster General's Department within a
week or two. A young clerk named John
son declined to pay an assessment on his
salary for election purposes in New Hamp
shire as requested per circular of Hon. E. II.
Rollins, of that State, and attempts were
thereupon made to have him removed. , The
President was informed of the facts, and on?
learning that the clerk was yet a minor,
though an honorably discharge.! soldier, and
had strong testimonials as to personal charac
ter and clerical ability, directed the Paymas
ter General to retain him and give him the
earliest possible promotion for his independ
ence. Politicians would do well to make a
note of this.
SnocKiNG Outrage A White Woman;
Assaulted and Outraged by a Negko.
The Cincinnatti Gazette says that on Tuesday
last a widow woman who lives in Evansville,
Ind., by the name of Annie Williams, arrived
in that city by the Indianaoplis Kailroad
from Lawrenceburg. She intended to return
on the live o'clock train, but arrived at the
depot a few minutes too late. Being toM
that another train would leave about mid
night, she concluded to remain and go on it ;
but not until it was about to start did she
ascertain it was a Marrietta train. Rather
than go out to find a hotel for the remainder
of the night, she. obtained persmission of the
watchman about the depot to stay in the
ladies' sitting room till morning. About one
o'clock, however, the lights in the depot were
put out, and she, feeling timid about staying
in the dark alone, asked the watchman to
direct her to the nearest hotel. lie pointed
out Ruggles' -eating saloon, about Jifty yards
distant, on Plum street. Before she reached
the place, a negro ran out from a house oc
cupied by a white-washer named Lewis, and
asked where she was going. She replied.
" To a hotel." The negro told her he would
take her to a better place than the saloon,
and conducted her down Tiiird street, be
tween John and Smith streets an obscure
locality where, grasping her shoulders, he
threw her to the ground violently. Being a
delicate and nervous woman, she screamed
and fainted, and knew no more until some
minutes afterward, when a switchman with
a lantern, passing by, discovered her. He
called a policeman, and the woman was con
veyed to the Central Avenue Station House,
still insensible. It was some two hours be
fore she could relate the circumstances that
brought her to the condition in which she
was found. She denied that the negro had
accomplished his object: but as she again
fainted, and was threatened with convulsions.
Dr. Maley was sent for, who. on examination,
declared the woman was unfortunately mis
taken. She was furnished with a bed, and
all day yesterday lay in a precarious condi
tion. A Singula n Stoiiy. The Louisville Dem
ocrat savs: "On the 5th of Febnary 1-tst
ZUh Ik':!1. King, about seventeen years of age,
was killed at Oakland. Ivy., by being struck
on the head with a stake which was drawn
from the ground by an unruly horse. Two
days after the fatal accident, and when the
body was about to be buried, the relatives
ot ICing thought that they noticed evident
signs of life, and the body was removed to
the house, where it was kept for several days.
A report got into; circulation, at the time, to
the effect that the boy had come to life. Af
ter keeping the. body several days it Mas re
moved to the lower graveyard and placed in
a vault, where it now is, and it has been visi
ted by hundreds of our citizens. The body
retains its natural appearance, is limber and
warm, after being dead and in the graveyard
one month. We have heard no reason as
signed for this strange phenomenon."
A Boy Ckvshed to Death nY a House.
The Dayton Jim null of Wednesday says:
Yesterday morning a fatal accident occurred
to a lad named Samuel Taylor, aged about
12 years, son of Joseph S. Taylor, of Wash
ington, D. C, who was with his mother on
a visit to their illative, Mr. James Ale Daniel
of this city. The lad was riding Mr. Mc
Danicfs horse a gentle animal and while
passing along First street, the lad fell oil";
and his foot holding fast in the stirrup, he
was dragged by the horse through the alley
lown into Second street, and when in front
of Mr. Odlin's residence, the horse stumbled,
and fell upon the poor little sufferer, crushing
him so terribly that he died in a few mo
Lkmon JriCK ix DirTtinnrA. Doctor
Kevillout, in a paper presented last summer
to the French Academy of Medicine, asserts
that lemon juice is one. of most efficacious
medicines which can be applied in dipthcria
and he relates that when he was a dresser in
the hospital his own life was saved by its
timely aiplication. He got three dozen
lemons and gargled his throat with the juice,
swallowing "a little, at the same time, in or
der to act on the more deep-seated parts.
Dr. Ii. has noted eleven cases of complete
success, obtained by this method of treat
ancnt. There is a girl in Troy whose lips arc so
sweet that they stick together every morn
ing by the honey they distill, and she cannot
open her mouth until she has parted her lips
-with a silver knife. She will be a treasure
to her husband, not only on account of her
sweetness, but because she can occasionally
.keep her mouth shut.
Austria has just been troubled with one
of her periodical panics, and has been try
ing, and happily acquitting, a bevy of young
.Italian girls for'the heinous crime of singing
patriotic songs on the banks of the bright
blue lake of Garcia.
Five Paris theatres receive assistance
from the State, amounting in all to 1,5(10,000
francs. Of this sum the Opera receives
820,000 francs, the Theatre Francaise and the
Opera Comique 240,000 each, and the Odeou
ami the Theatre Lyriquc 100,000 each.
Fair young lady I see somebody in the
crowd outside waving a handkerchief. I
suppose the bride is approaching.
Light Young Man Handkerchief ? White
one ' By Jove, perhaps it is a reprieve.
NearKecse river, in California, there is
an isolated mountain, about 500 hundred
feet high, whose entire surface on all sides,
from summit to base, is covered with agates.
Upon digging into the soil they are found
like potatoes "in a hill. They are oval in
shape and from one to four inches in diani
A wife in San Francisco lately put a pe
tition for divorce in the court on-the ground
that her husband was a " confounded fool."
The Judge, who was an old bachelor, would
not admit tho plea, because every man would
be liable to the same imputation who gets
Mi.sc cllaneons Advertisements.
FOR SALE, 1,000 BUSHELS, DELIVERED
in this city, or at any point on the Raleigh and
Apply; iu my absence, to Maj. W. W. Vass.
J. C. HOWARD.
march 20 1 lwpd.
Growth of 1S05, put up in quart cans, by A. F.
Page, at Carey, Wake Couuty, N. C, and war
ranted pure and fresh.
For sale bv
BRIGGS Ss DODD,
and B. P. WILLIAMSON & Co,
Raleigh, N. C, Jan. -JC, lSUij. tf.
E. A. WHITAKEE, Agent.
CORN EH OP
JIORGAX AA 3I DtlWELL STaF.LTS.
MKS NOTICE! HAVING FITTED UP
occupied bv James Bushford, Eso., as a coach
shop, for a Grocery store, and having received a
large and well selected stock of Groceries, Wines,
Liquors, Confectioneries, &c, I can sell as rea
sonable as any panics in the city. Why? Re
cause I do not pay the high reuts some are pay
ing. Thankful for the liberal patronage bestowed on
me for the last eight years, I solicit a continu
ance. 1 will eudeavor to please all in price and
Having a cierk to attend market regularly, I
will attend to the purchase of Fresh -Meats,
Poultry, Sce., for any one wishing it.
Give nie a call, if you please, as time.-, arc dull
and money scarce.
E: A. WillTAKER, Atcut.
Raleigh, Feu. 15, lSiio. tf.
M!.VI:C, A.U PRACTICAL GEOLOGY,
LAWRENCE SCIENTIFIC SCHOOL.
ripUKSK Depart incuts in Harvard University
JL hold two s.-sious a year, of twenty weeks
each, conuucnrhig in Fcbruarvaiul in September.
Foriiilorniatio.i I upnlv h letter to
ir. Walcott gibhs,
Cambridge, Maos., Dean ot both Faculties.
March 0, lS:i(5 tf.
For sale at
E. A. WIIITAKER'S.
THE UNDERSIGNED HAVING QUALIFIED
as Executor of James Lamrest, deceased, at Feb
ruary Term, lS.j, of the Court of Pleas and Quar
ter Sessions, for the county of Carteret, State of
Noli h-Caro:!:!u, hereby gives notice to all persons
indebted to said estate to make payment to him
without, delay, and all persons having claims
against said estate to present them duly authenti
cated within the time limited by law, or this no
tice will hi? plead in bar of recovery.
DURANTE II. L. BELL, Executor.
march r0 1 iit.
I'CiAU I SltiAIl I SUGAR !
IO Half Barrels Crushed Sugar for family use.
IO Quaricr do do do
13 Kegs Extra C Sugar, do do
In store and lor sale bv
B. P. WILLIAMSON & CO.
March 0, 1SG-5. tf.
J At'OX ! BACON ! BACON !
2 Hhds:. Bright Bacon Sides.
500 Lbs. Handsome Bacon Hauls, (N. C.)
1, ?'.K Lbs. Sides ur.-.l Shoulders, (N. C.)
In store aud for sale bv
B. P. WILLIAMSON oc CO.
March !, 1SGG. tf.
TN.SURAACK AGAINST FIRE,
AND THE PERILS OF INLAND TRAN8
porlation. UXBERWRITER'S AGENCY,
Composed of the (' runttut, Jlmonr, J'.''a
and JZni'Mic Fire Insiivanee Companies, New
Vork. 'Ca'.ital over .?:j,XK 1,000.
" JOHN G. WILLIAMS, & CO.,
Oct C if 10
t RE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT UNLESS
Ji thev oav their gas Kiss wiihin ten days from
presentation taeir jrna will be slmi oli, as we
are not rec -ivh-.g money enough to pay running
' WATEUIIOUSE & SOWES.
.T. C. Ktvo. :miu"1. Lessees.
JIIiLWAIiD & W INEBRENER,
X' 11S Market Street,
DEALERS IN MACHINERY AND SUPPLIES
of every description for Cotton and Woolen Man
ufactories. ! Also, OakTaum-d Leather Belting, Card, Cloth
i intr, Cotton and Woolen Yarns, Warp, Starch,
I Oiis, Dye Stuffs, Ac, ecc.
I Advances made ou consignments of Cotton and
: Woolen arus.
Orders solicited which shall receive prompt at
tention. WM. MILL WARD.
MarchtJ 5:n. D. S. WINEBRENER,
QOL1) ! GOID ! IS OECLIMSfl,
Rut all kinds of the best Writing Paper aiul
Envelopes, Illustrated papers. Fashion Rooks,
Fr.nev Articles, and Newspapers, ' from New
York in thirty-six hours, can always be found at
West's Stationery Store,
Next door to the National Rank. "Small profits
and ijuiek sales.'" is our motto.
February Id, 1800 tf
ARB EN SEEDS, GARB EN SEEBS !
FRLSU AND UlJN LIN-,
Just rec ived from the establishment of Rob
ert Rr-.ist, Philadi lphia. Pa.
T'ne assortment embraces all kinds of Seeds
commonly in demand in this climate. Call and
get an Almanac containing a complete catalogue
of Seeds, with instruct ions as to time of planting
and mode of cultivation.
;4" Orders from a distance promptly filled a'ld
forwarded according to directions.
P. F. PESCLD, Drugsrist,
janli tf Raleigh, N. C.
rJ-H OUR FRIENDS.
AYe still continue to sell books and stationery
and all other goods in our line. We cannot sell
at cost. If we do so, we shall be unable to buy
of cr goods. We have been trading in our line
lor several years. Oar friends have always pat
ronized us largely, for which we are thankful. W'c
have always trb-d to make a lirhiij profit 011 our
goods, and at tlie same lime to give general satis
faction to our customers. We intend still to fol
low the same rule, which we think fair and hon
orable. Such books as we do not have on hand,
we will order for our friends. Among our late
arrivals, v.e have Methodist Hymn Books, Epis
copal Prayer Books, Omdren's llllust rated Books
in trreat variety. Photographs of Soul hern Gen
erals, and Photograph Albums. We have also a
great variety of common and tine Bibles and Tes
taments; also a larirc variety of Sheet Music. V"e
try to keep :di School Rooks wanted by teachers,
to whom we sell at a liberal discount. Call and
see our stock before buying elsewhere. We are
prepared to do the best Book-Binding in the neat
est style at short notice. We want to trade with
our friends." 'jmrx to come ; hence we will sell as
cheap as we can well under the circumstances.
BRANSON it FARRAR,
No. 10, Favetteville St.
jan 5 tf. "Raleigh, N. C.
Wc Keep constantly on hand Iron Cauldrons.
7", l'JO, and tX'O galk.r.s.
MITCHELL irc ALLEN,
hot II tf S Newbern, N. C.
ATTKXTJs'W ACFA'TS 1
HERE IS YOUR CHANCE : AFLLL A.M)
complete hisiory of the war in one volume
i for i4 SO. We are a! last enabled to meet the
wants if the gnat mass of the people by offering
this new work which will contain about 80O close
ly printed octavo pages, (including illustrations)
embellished with niinieious and beautiful steel
plate engravings and valuable maps, aud bound
in American Morocco, gilt back, aud sprinkled
edires for i' 5U. Disabled soldiers will find in
this a rare cLance for profitable employment.
Scud for rVrins to the
AMERICAN PUBLISHING AGENCY,
Sep 20 tf 10.000 Chesnut St., Philadelphia.
Clofhiug, Dry Uoods, &c.
CLOTHS, CASSIMERES, SILK, CASSIMERE,
Every ilcsci qstlou ef Hats, &., &.
Which the public are enviied to examine, at
No. 48 Fayettcville Street,
jau24 tf East side.
SPRING 131 PORT ATION.
1 8 G C .
KIBB'.nS, 2HI.M3ERY ASS STRAW COOPS.
ARMSTRONG CARTER & CO.,
Importers and Jobbers of
RIBBONS, BONNET SILKS AND LACKS,
VELVETS, ltOACIIES, FLOW EliS, FEATUEKS,
Badics Ilafs, Trimmed and Unt rimmed,
SHAKER HOODS, &c. &c,
NO. Si" AM) LOTS OF 2:50 UALTIMOItE STREET,
Oiler a Stock unsurpassed iu the United States
in Variety and Cheapness.
Orders solicited and promxt attention given.
February 27, lssjli. Smpd.
QKEAT SENSATION I !
THE PARISIAN MONARCH DETHRONED !
THE WORLD OF FASIIIOX,
FAERISS & LACK'S,
Selecting their Outfit from their Fiesh
Arrivals of Goods, Consisting oi
NEW BHOADCLOTii; ,
R E A D V-M A DE CLOTHING,
HATS ANi CAl'S,
CALL A.ND IXSrKCT '
Goods Eixitl C j? 11 l-mont s;.
Fins Merchant Tsiloring
Is still carried on, but upon a larger basis than
ever before attempted iu the South.
AX EXTTRE SUIT OP CLOTHES
Made up, at any moment, on twelve hours notice.
T1IETR GOODS ARE ALL XEY.
They have a Splendid Cntf er, and Needle
men whose work will compare favorably with any
executed in Europe or this country.
53 Aiiil Street, Under Johnson's null,
WHOLESALE AXD RETAIL DEALER IN
Foreign and Domestic Dry Goods,
Vt7toIcx.de lluomx nji Sfi'irx.
Also Agent for-G rover it Baker's Sewing Ma
chines, oet 12 CnilO
7"ARNS ! YARNS ! YARNS t
20 Bales 1,000 Bunches Cotton Yarns, nt
B. P. WILLIAMSON & CO.
March 9, 100. tf.
VTOTIONS, HOOP SKIRTS,
iN FANCY SOAPS, Ac.
3 doz. Superior Hoop Skirts.
11 doz. Cologne.
2."0 doz. Agi-te Buttons.
4i doz. Windsor Soap.
."() packages assorted Pins.
10 doz. Horn Combs.
20 doz. Fine Combs.
20 doz. Tuck do.
! doz. Steel Thimbles.
20 boxes Brass do.
60 lbs. assorted lilac!: Thread, (flax.)
Just received and for sale by
B. P. WILLIAMSON & CO.
march 20 1 tf.
Vi"- ,sm r.HFSlMIIT l. t.: 1
NEW YORK. I BOSTON.
ADCHES3 iHf INVEMTOn,
3. FRANK. PAL'i'iER.LL.D.PRESt A. A.UMB.C?.
These inventions stand approved as the "best"
by the most eminent Scienti lie and Surgical Socie
ties of the world, the. inventor having been hon
ored with the award of FlI'TY GOLD AND SIL
VER MEDALS (or "First Prizes") including the
Great Medals of the World's Exhibitions in Lon
don and New York ; also the most Honorary Re
port of the gnat Society of Surgeons of Paris,
giving his Patents place above the English and
Dr. Pai.mei: gives personal attention to the bu
siness of his profession, aided by men of the best
iualifieaf ionsand grcaicst experience. Heis spec
ially commissioned by the Government, and has
thepaironage of the prominent Officers of the
Army and Navy. Six Major-Generals and more
than a thousand less distinguished ollicers and sol
diers have worn the Palmer Limbs on activeduty,
while still greater numbers of eminent civilians
are, by their aid, filling important positions, and
cflectually conceal their misfortune.
Advice mid Pamphlets Gratis.
To avoid the imposition of piratical copyists,
anplv oulv to Di:. PALMER, as above directed,
or to his Agent, GEO. II. TAYLOR,
dee 5 tf New Berne, N. C.
ARTIFICIAL,. LEGS AND) AIOIS.
IN RICH JIOM), VA.,
Dr. DOUGLAS BLY, the Anatomist aud Sur
peon who invented the Anatomical Rail and Socket
Jointed Leg, with later-,! or side motion at the
ankle, like the natural one, has just opened an
Office in Richmond, Va., m ar the postoflicc, for
the iiiaiuihicture and sale of his celebrated Artifi
cial Legs and Anns. The superiority of these
Limbs has caused them to besought for, through
out almost the entire world, as will be seen by the
following list of offices where they arc manufac
tured and sold :
London, England, 20, Leicester Square.
New Y ork, oS Broadway.
Richmond, Vo Near the Post Olhce.
Aivusta Ga 2d door from Post Office.
New Orleans, La 77 Carondelet St.
Memphis, Teun., S! Main St.
Nashville, Teiin., In City Hall..
St Louis. Mo., 73 Pine street.
Cincinnati, Ohio, US West Fourth St.
Chicago, III Opposite Post Office.
Rochester, N. Y., Over Post Office.
For further information, address Dr. BLY, at
the ucarcst office.