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wnrrisrn ow HIlXSBOROUGn STREET, ON
FOUNU Ufl xh of Ji little steel
Saturday eveningly r- 7 -
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office, and paying ""T: "3-tf
Raleigh, Aug. 11, 1868. - v , 'f i u
QHOES ! SHOES 1 1 SHOES I ! !
THAT LARGE STOCK OF SHOES, lately
advertised, nas come, runwtuiis "
- The Largest lot ever brought to tins t-tty-Our
Oof. TTTCKER remains in the Notheru
Markets and keeps mmseu wen puBicu -i
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lty ana prices oi kuu- . .... .,, v
GivenaacalE We can and will sell you
Chtap- w. H. & R. S. TUCKER & CO.
PRINTS ! PRINTS ! !
ENGLISH AND AMERICAN PRINTS
NEW PURCHASES FOR THE FALL.
W. H. & R S. Tucker & Co.
Aug. 25th 1866. 68 tf-
JUNE TERM, 1860
THE REPORTS OF CASES ARGUED AND
determined In the Supreme uoun oi aorai-w
n t.a TaMn IfiAK ho ITnn S V PllillinS. Re
porter, are now ready for delivery. Price, for the
Law and Equity numbers $2. Address
. NICHOLS, GORMAN & NEATHERY,
: Aug. 28 St - Agents, Raleigh, N. C
RALEIGH, N. C
WE HAVE THE PLEASURE TO INFORM
the Traveling Public, and our nu
merous Mends, that, having recently assumed
be management oi wis
II O TEL,
ly renovating the premises, and supplying the
entire. . r
We are determined to exert ourselves to fur
ttAna nnr PATRONS, and will make this
House, in all respees, what a First Class
Hoping to have the pleasure of serving the
Public ana our lormer i airuus, c mun.
all to call ana give us a akiai..
J. M. BLAIR,
Late, of the Eagle Hotel,)
ASHETILLE, N. C.
Raleigh, Ang. 14, 1866. 63 lm
HART & LEWIS,
44 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, N. C,
" STEWARTS EXTENSION TOP,"
44 QUEEN OF THE SOUTII,"
WESTEB5r EMPIRE "COOKIXe STOVES.
april 10 10-tf "With Hart & Lewis.
MATTRASS MAKING AND
THE SUBSCRIBER IS PREPARED TO CAR
RY on the above work ia the best style, and
with dispatch. Mattresses will be made out of
raw materials, or old ones will be taken apart
and done up so as to make them as good as new.
Now is the time to have your mattresses over
hauled, repaired, and renovated. Also, cushions
and sofas of all kinds repaired and renovated.
The subscriber is working at low rates for
cash. He may be found on the premises former
ly occupied by Mr. Shepard, just above the Rail
road bridge, on Hillsboro' street, nearly opposite
Orders from persons at a distance, living on or
near Railroads, are solicited. Work for such
customers, as well as all others, will be promptly
done and forwarded.
Raleigh, July 31, 1866. 57 tf
TTAVTVO OPENED A NEW STORE, IN
this City, on the Market Square, I shall keep
constantly on band, groceries, and all the neces
saries of life for family use, at low prices.
Mv many friends are solicited to call on me.
3 ALBERT JOHNSON.
In Store and for sale now,
500 bushels Corn.
MEAL by the wholesale and retail.
3 A. JOHNSON.
Aug. 11, 1866. 62 tf-pd
THE RALEIGH MTIOAAL BASK
GEO. W. SWEPSON, President ; JOS. S. CAN
NON, Vice President; W. B. GUL1CK, Cashier.
GOLD AND SILVER COIN, EXCHANGE,
United States, State and Railroad securities,
bought and Bold. Also, uncurrent money.
Agent for the sale of Revenue Stamps. 21 ly
A RD .
BECAUSE OF AFFLiCTION AND AGE.
which renders me incapable of continuing busi
ness, I now retire from the Book trade, leaving
my entire stock and interest in the hands of
Messrs. Branson & Farrar, except the publication
of the " N. C. Almanac," which I trust will be
received with the same favor as heretofore.
- In retiring, I return my sincere thanks for the
very liberal patronage which the public has
chosen to bestow upon me during the last half
century the length of time which I have been
engaged in this State and cheerfully recommend
to mv old friends and patrons, my successors,
Messrs. Branson & Farrar, by whom, I am sure
they will be satisfactorily accommodated.
Mr. H. D. Coley, so well known to the Book
trade and to the public, and so long engaged in
business with me. will be retained as an assistant
in the business of Messrs. Branson & Farrar. He
invites his old friends to call upon him.
HENRY D. TURNER.
BRANSON & FARRAR HAVE CONSUM
MATED arrangements to take charge of the en
tire stock of Books owned by Mr. H. D. Turner,
consisting of valuable English and American
Law Books, and a great variety of Miscellaneous
stock. They will immediately succeed to the old
stand on the corner near the State House, occu
pied for thirty-three years past by Mr. Turner,
and known as the North-Carolina Book Store.
This is by far the oldest and most popular book
stand In the City. Mr. Coley, so long Mr. Tur
ner's representative, will still be found at the
old stand. June 14 tl
t. jgOR RENT..
- - An excellent Barn and Stables, In Raleitrh.
F?&ry38,i8.tf STANDARD FIC
Citjt : Adr crjti&ements.
QOV. GRAHAM'S ADDRESS. .
V A NUMBER '-OF' COPIES OF GOV. GRA
HAM'S Memorial Address on the Life and Chiuv
actor of the late Hon. Geo. E. Badger, can be fur
nished at cost, ten cents per copy or twelve
cento if sent by mail. " Apply to -iS--
-v.WSHALa. GORMAN & NEATHERT.-
Raleigh, Sept. 8, 1806.
NEW GOODS ! NEW GOODS ! !
FIRST GRAND OPENING OF
FALL & WINTER GOODS FOR 1866!
OLD PRICES COME TO TOWN !
JUST UECEIVED, AND NOW OPENING 10,000
FALL AND WINTER CALICOES,
and will be sold from 121 to 25 cents.
TO BUY YOUR CALICOES.
OLD PRICES REACHED THE CITY,
12,100 yards of Ladies beautiful Dress Goods,
embracing the novelties of the season, uud will
be sold cheap enough to insure sale.
is the place to buy your dress goods. Don't pass
Just received 6,800 yards goods for Men's, Boys
and Children's Winter wear me iesi bbuil
ment in the City. I tell you CREECH'S
the place to come to buy your goods.
they come. ,
Just received a large and fine assortment ol
Ladies' Cloaks and Shawls,
the new styles for 1866, just the goods for the peo
ple want. I want yon to come to CREECH'S
to buy your Cloaks and Shawls, already com
menced coming in, Ladies' Trimmed and
nntrimmed Hats and Bonnets, the Turban,
the Gladiator and the Central Park, a dit
ferent shape from last season, and will have a
good assortment in a lew days.
Make up your mind to come to CRtJitll'S
to buy your'Hats.
JUST IN TIME,
I told you prices had to come down.
SHOES I SHOES I X SHOES ! t I
Just received 4,000 pair Men's, Boj;s Ladies',
Misses and Children's shoes, bought at the larg
est trade sale in New York, and will be sold at re
duced prices. No mistake, CREECH'S is the
place to buy your Shoes.
PRICES ALREADY REDUCED.
Just received a good assortment of Family
Groceries, which will be sold at prices to meet
the hard times. Sugar, 123 to 20 ; Rio Coffee 25
to 33g'. Just as well to make up your mind to
come to CREECH'S, you can't do any better,
don't say you won't come, but say you will come.
Just received a good assortment of Crockery
and Glass Ware, which will be sold at prices
cheap cnousrh to keep you from being scared.
Come to CREECH'S, he will treat you right.
I now take the gleasure to inform the people
that. T have one nmony the larerest and most com
plete stocks of Staple and Fancy Dry Goods ever
brought to Raleigh before or since the war.
And I tell the people whether I struck the nail
on the head or side ways, I struck my goods so,
and I say to you as I said last season, that I will
sell them as cheap as Yankee, Jew or Gentile,
cost Houses not excepted, that have paid for their
goods or ever expect to pay for them, i on will
always una me reaay ana wuuns w ucm juu
right at R. Smith's building, corner of Fayette
ville and Hargett Streets. A. CREECH.
KaleigU, Sept. , 1S. w
ENERAL BUSINESS AGENCl .
THE UNDESIGNED TENDERS HIS SER
VICES to the community at home and abroad, as
a General Business Agent. He will attend
diligently to the collecting of all claims, the set
tling and closing- of all accounts, the buying and
selling of any and every species of property, or
any other business in the State to which parties
cannot attend in nerson. or which they may And
it to their interest to entrust to the management
ol an agent.
As to his character and qualifications he is au
thorized to refer to George W. Mordecai, Hon.
Thos. Bkagg and Kemp P. Battle.
RUFUS H. PAGE.
Raleigh, June 16th, 1866. SO tf
W. PULLIAM. W. H. JONES. GEO. W. SWEPSOJf
PULLIAM, JONES & CO.,
Wholesale Grocers and Commission
AVE IN STORE A LARGE STOCK OF
which is offered at the lowest cash prices. They
respectfully solicit orders from the Merchants ol
PULLIAM, JONES & CO.
Raleigh, May 1, 1866. 20 tf.
Wood for the Capitol.
SEALED PROPOSALS WILL BE RECEIVED
by the undersigned, until the
;i5th of September next,
to furnish a sufficient quantity of Wood for the
use of the Public offices in the Capitol, and for
the Legislature tin ensuing winter and spring.
The Wood to be sound Oak and Hickory,
to be delivered and measured in the Wood-house
on the Capitol square, from time to time, as re
quired. Bidders will state the price, PER CORD, at
which they will deliver it, and endorse on the
envelope Proposals for Wood."
The amount required will be about 20O Cords.
The right of rejecting bids not advantageous to
the State, is reserved.
Secretary of State.
Raleigh, Aug. 11, 1866.
THE LATEST AGONY
BOULEVARD TRAIL HOOP SKIRTS.
WOVEN TRAIL HOOPS.
EXTRA SIZE TILTEREENS
In fact the most complete stock of HOOP
SKIRTS in this City.
W. H. & R. 8. TUCKER & Co.
Aug. 25, 1866. 68 tf.
JUST RECEIVED I
At No. 44, Fayettenlle Street:
Plain and Plated Castors.
Painted and Ornamented Toilet Sets.
Fire Proof Tea Pots.
Handsome Tea Trays.
J. BROWN, wi,h
Raleigh, april 28 tf. HART & LEWIS.
No. 44 Fayetteville Street.
We have a large stock of TIN WARE, of
our own manufacture, for sala, wholesale an
retaiL J. BROWN,
with HART & LEWIS
Raleigh, May 15, 1866. 25 tt.
O. 44, FAYETTEVILLE ST.,
Spring Trade, 1866.
Large additions to onr Stock of Miscellaneous
Hardware, Woodware, Crockery, Glass and China
Ware; Hollow Ware, Tin Ware, 8wedes and
American Iron and Steel.
A commanding stock of Buggy Materials,
- Lamps, Lanterns, Lamp Wicks and Chimneys,
Kerosine Oil, White Lead and other Paints, Spirits
Turpentine and Linseed Oil, Window Glass from
8x10 to 80 x 86, Pntty: an extensive stock ot
Builders Materials, Locks and Nails, ;
Family Groceries and Honse-Furnishing
' " .. Goods, '
20 Cooking Stoves,' of various approved patterns
Plaited Knives, Forks, Tea and Dinner Spoons..
Call and examine our Stock.
, - . - t . J. BROWW, with
April 10 10-tf. HART & LEWJg.
Correspondence of the New' York Times.
The Son of the Great Napoleoa. ...
HIS MOURNFUL AND VjtOMANTIC HISTORY.
" ' Pa'bis; "Alio;. 14, 1866.
. "Since the recent mediation of the Em
peror of "the French j'which has perhaps
saved Austria from total annihilation,
there is reason to believe that the desire
of France to possess the ashes of the
vounsr Prince, who was for a few hours
iJapoleon III., has been acceded to by
the Emperor Francis J oseph, and that
the mortal remains of the King of Rome
will soon be placed beneath the dome
of the Invalides, side by side with those
of his illustrious father. Thus the great
Napoleon and his son, seperated by
destiny in life, will at last be united in
death. Both died in the land of exile,
and neither will have found repose up
on the soil of France until after many
years' sleep far from her shores one
upon a rock-bound island in a distant
ocean, and the other in the funeral vault
of an Austrian palace.
Little is generally known in America
of the last years of Napoleon II., and
the present moment seems opportune to
give a sketch of his brief and melan
Joseph Charles Francis Napoleon,
King of Rome, Duke of Reichstadt,was
bora in Paris on the 30th of March,
1811. All the good fairies seemed to
have assembled around the cradle, and
all appeared to predict for him honors,
riches, and power ; not one intimated
doubt of his future grandeur and lus
tre ! Yet, despite the happy presages
which accompanied his birth, scarcely
three years after he came into the
world as the heir of Napoleon, the
young Prince left France on the 2d of
May, 1814, never to return during life.
On arriving in the dominions of his
grandfather, the Emperor of Austria,
his title was suppressed, the name he
bore was proscribed, every fact in his
tory which recalled the glory of his
father and the humiliation of his ene
mies was carefully concealed from the
child's knowledge, and at seven years
of age the son of Napoleon became the
Duke of Reichstadt.
An imperial decree, promulgated Ju
ly 22, 1818 (the 22dofJuly was also
the date of his death,) conferred upon
him the title of an Austrian Duke, fixed
his rank at the Court of Vienna, the
arms he was to bear, the honors to
which he was to be entitled, and the
position he was to occupy as a member
of the imperial family of Austria. No
trace of Napoleon was left, and the
name itself was formally suppressed by
Afterwards, when he grew up and
learned what hero was his father, he
suddenly awoke as from a long slum
ber. Vvhen he read in secret the story
of Napoleon's immortal campaigns,
and comprehended the glory and pow
er to which the genius of his father had
attained, it seemed to him that he had
all at once entered another world, illu
minated by the history of gigantic ex
ploits. Then despite those who surrounded
him despite the incessant watch kept
oA-er him, he determined to know all.
He obtained and eagerly devoured
every work in which Napoleon's name
was mentioned, and finally, when he re
alized how great his father had been,
what humiliations had been heaped up
on him, how he had died a tortured pris
oner, the young Prince was filled
with an immense hatred of those
who had accomplished the banished
soldier's long martyrdom. His indigna
tion was also excited against the decree
which deprived him of the name which he
justly regarded as the most glorious of
those he bore, and he immediately and
resolutely signified his intention to be
calledJNapoleon. Like his father, he was
fond of the profession of arms, but his
tall thin body could not withstand the
arduous exercises to which lie attempt
ed to school himself Appointed Col
onel of the Gustavus Vassa Regiment,
he assumed the active command, took
part in every fatiguing ceremony, in
all weather, and no matter how "ill he
was, or how much his physicians re
monstrated. His dreams were of glo
ry. He studied the art of war in the
numberless descriptions of his father's
battles, either reading them or indu
cing others to recount them to him,with
the map of Europe before his eyes.
He would never consent to lie down
except when his feebleness absolutely
forced him to do so. He well knew that
he must soon die, but he had only one
regret in leaving the world,and that was
to have done so little to prove himself
worthy to bear the name of Napoleon.
I remember having often seen in Amer
ica an engraving representing him
"rraspincr his father's sword and lament
ing his powerlessness to grasp the wea
pon which had so long " made all Eu
rope tremble." The phrase attributed
to him may be apocryphal, as regards
the strict letter of the expression, but
that such were in reality his feelings
cannot be doubled for an instant.
His mother a woman whose heart
seemed insensible to any ennobling emo
tion, and who had not the dignity to
remain the widow of Napoleon wept
at his beside when the fatal moment
" Mother ! mother !" he whispered, "I
am dying !"
It was the 22d of July, 1 832, and
these were the last words of Napoleon
IL, expiring in a murmur upon his lips,
with his last breath. Thus died the son
of the Great Captain, at the age of 21
years. Six days after his death, on the
28th, a post mortem examination of the
remains was made at Schonbrunn. The
following is an extract of the medical re
port: " The body completely emaciated ;
the chest, in proportion to the body,
long and narrow ; the sternum flatten
ed ; the neck wasted."
He was interred at Schonbrunn with
princely honors ; and visitors to his
tomb, at the present day, will see upon
it a Latin inscription, of which the fol
lowing is a translation :
"To the eternal memory
Of Joseph Charles Francis, Duke of Reichstadt ;
Son of Napoleon, Emperor of the French,
And of Maria Louisa, Arch-Duchess of Austria,
Born at Paris,-the 20th of March 1811.
Died at Schonbrunn, July 22, 1834"
Jlehad himself written an epitaph,
wrrich he wished placed upon his tomb,
but which was rejected. , It was brief ,,
and to the purpose : I " .
' " Here lie she son of the Great Napoleon ! .7
' He was born King of Rome, - . .? " J
He died an 'Austrian Colonel !"
the St. . "Louis Republican, writes from Bra-
zil t:. r; : y i ;? --s - - . - .
- " x lie most .wonaenm prouuemm oi tins
and All tropical countries, in my estimation!
is the banana and its synonym,' the plantain.
We have half a dozen varieties each with
peculiar flavor and , qualities. Some , grow
only cightor ten feet high others twenty
The stalks are from six to twelve inches thick
but almost as soft and succulent as celery.
Each of them - bears one bunch of bananas,
and one only, when it is cut down with a
stroke of the espada to secure the fruit and
give place to other stalks. And thus they
grow and ripen "perpetually all the year
round. A great traveler has calculated that
the plantain, on one acre of ground, will
produce as much food as one hundred and
thirty-three acres of wheat or forty-four acres
of potatoes. The fruit constitutes the prin
ciple reliance of the poor, and is luxury for
all. It is good raw, roasted, baked, and in
deed in every form, and equally relished by
all domestic fowls and animals, that devour
fruits, leaves, stalks and all with the great
The banana requires but a single planting
for a lifetime putting in the ground a single
sprout or shoot from the banana patches, at
a distance of 20 or SO leet irom each other,
and on ground that is always calculated to
spare for that purpose, because it is impos
sible to extirpate the root. The one stalk
gives more, springing out from the sides in
the ground perpetually, and in a lew years
covennsf the intervening spaces, till
the whole surface becomes a forest of fruit
and foliage, with scarcely room to pass
through the cool, overhanging arches. A
banana or a banana patch is a beautiful
sight, with the stalks and their produce in
all stages of perfection, the broad leaves wa
ving in the breeze and fanning in lazy re
pose, while the bodies of the trees bend un
der their luscious burdens, and would often
break down with the weight, unless upheld by
There are a hundred or two of bananas
on a bunch, like grapes, and the bunches
are generally as much as a stout man can car
ry. They should always be cut tis soon as
the fruit is matured but always while the
skin is yet green and hung up m the shade
to turn yellow, which improves the flavor.
It takes about a year for stalk and fruit to
mature from the nrst planting, but then there
is never any more trouble with the crop.
scarcely ai.y hoeing or weeding, no culture,
only slay and eat. Certainly i is the great
est boon ever bestowed on the indolent trop
ics. A native, swinging in his hammock,
with a bunch of ripe bananas hanging in
reach on the one side, and a smoldering fire
on the other, by which he may light his lit
tle cigar without getting up, is a most per
fect picture of contentment."
Ingenious Arrangement for Dktixg
Fruit. The Louisville Kentucky Courier,
gives the following discription of an ingen
ious arrangement for drying fruit that has
been introduced into that city : ' It is a
small house four and a half feet high and
three wide, containing eight slat bottom
Irawers, each containing halt bushel ot fruit.
At the bottom of the house is a sheet iron
cylender, about two feet in length and ten
inches in diameter, to receive the hre needed
for drying. The stove pipe from this fire
place passes up through the machine, making
several bends, aud terminating in a very lit
tle chimney on top. The machine is calcula
ted to dry four bushels of peaches or apples
in four hours, and only a few handfuls of fire
will be needed in the operation. By a large
number of ventilators it is so arranged that
the temperature can be regulated exactly as
wished. Beans, corn, or anything else can
also be dried in it. It occupies about the
space of an ordinary bureau."
Good Habits op the Jew. It is a sub
ject of remark in London that the Jewish in
habitants of the .bast-end have escaped al
most unscathed during the prevalence of chol
era in that quarter. Only three or four cases
of cholera have taken place, and the cases of
diarrhoea have hardly exceeded those of an
ordinary summer. A similar exception was
observed in 1849, when the Hebrew commu
nity only lost about one in 2,000, as compared
with six in 1,000 of the general population
of the infected districts. Then, as now, the
immunity was ascribed to certain observan
ces and habits inculcated by the Jewish
faith. For example, the houses of all Jews
undergo a thorough cleaning once a year,
and every room is limewhited at least as often;
more than one family never occupy the same
room (two or three or more families some
times occupy a single room among the lower
of the surrounding population ); considerable
care is taken with respect to the quality of
the food used, tainted provisions being pro
scribed, and all flesh meat being inspect by a
religious olficer before being consumed ; and,
finally, the poorer members of the communi
ty are liberally cared for through the benevo
lence of the rich, applications for work house
relief not being allowed. New York World.
Fruit Culture. The adaptation of the
Pine Hill region to fruit culture has been
demonstrated by . experiment. It is here
that Mr. L. E. Berckmans, the distinguished
Belgian nomologist, after having been en
gaged in the propagation of fruit trees and
the cultivation or iruit for half a century,
first in Europe and afterwards in New Jersey,
finally selected a location for his future opera
tions ; but to Dr. Redmond, the well known
editor and publisher, for many years, of the
Southern Cultivator, more than to any other
man, is the country indebted for calling at
tention to this branch of agricultural indus
try, as a source of prosperity and wealth for
the South, and showing with what marked
success it can be prosecuted here. And so
well is Mr. Kedmond convinced, after an ex
perience of nearly twenty years, of the supe
rior advantages of this region, that he is pre
paring to plant five or six hundred acres with
fruit trees and vines.
The finest orchard I have ever seen, either
North or South, is that of Mr. Stanton, a
Northern man now settled in the neighbor
hood of which I have been speaking. It con
sists of peach, apple and pear trees, all in the
most perfect condition, and in full bear
ing. Longevity Curious Facts. Some curi
ous statistics have just been published with
respect to the population in France. It ap
pears that the females numbered 18,741,037,
and the males 18,645,276, forming altogether
9,064,030 families. There exist 5,009,120
boys under age, and 6,100,321 girls. Of 8,
579,046 unmarried persons, there are 4,479,
850 females. There are 931,023 widowers,
and 1,790,126 widows. Of the widowers 81
are twenty years of age, and there are 820
widows of the same age. France possesses
at this moment 1,529,154 girls of from 15 to
20 years of age, and 1,308,366 boys of the
same age. The greatest examples of longev
ity are supplied by females. We find three
females out of four unmarried persons who
have reached the age of 105, and two widows
who have passed that age. 17,371. French
men, and only 13,409 French women have
lost their sight ; 12,446 French men, and on
ly 9,509French women are deaf and dumb ;
22,219 French women have become insane,
and only 2,373 French men.(?1 There are
23,407 male idiots, and only 18,118 female
idiots. The female sex prevails in France,
while it is constantly decreased in the city of
"Vienna, since the year 1880, in the propor
tion of three hundredths every six years.
; . A beautiful woman is like a great truth or
a great happiness, and has no more right to
cover herself with a green veil or any similar
abomination, ' than the sun has to. put on
green Spectacles. . . . '
. j? PpmTKltfAinmKI'armer8 generally do
hot make provisions for saving poultry man
ure, or, if saved make use of it in such a way
that much of its effects are .lost, jilt is i too
powerful to be" used alone," but should be
composed with something . that will . retain
its strength, often ashes ; or lime are used,
but they should not be, - as:' it is supposed
they neutralize tne strength ot the compost.
An old farmer says his method of taking
care ot ana using tnis manure, is to sweep
the floor under the perches as often as once a
week, into a vault underneath, which is ce
After sweeping, the floor is sprinkled with
plaster, which prevents any unpleasant odor.
Since adopting this coursa, the fowls have
not been troubled with vermin. About the
first of April the contents of the vault are re
moved to the barn floor, where loam is ad
ded two parts loam to one of the manure.
This is left in a pile, to be shoveled over ev
ery few days, until it is thoroughly mixed.
At planting time we have a compost that is
not offensive to handle, and which is good
tor any crop we may wish to raise. Me has
applied it mostly to corn ; a small handful to
the hill at planting, which answers as good a
purpose as a half shovel-ful of barn-yard ma
nure the old rale in this section. He has
manured all of his corn in this way for a
number of years, and has never raised better
crops; has been troubled but little with the
cut-worm, while others in the neighborhood
have been compelled to plant over from this
cause. As a special manure, he believes it
equal in value to guano or superphosphate,
while its cost in comparison is so trifling,
that it will commend itself to all. He be
lieves the manure from the poultry house,
properly managed, is worth as much as the
grain consumed by the fowls.
Fall of a Great Man. Coming down
Chestnut street, St. Louis, one day last week,
writes a correspondent, I was struck by the
appearance of an old man past sixty, who
wore a threadbare coat, shiny with constant
wear, and whose hat. was bruised and seedy.
His head was bent toward the earth, and his
walk was a tottering shuffle, the effect of
whiskey and old age. He reeled from one
side of the pavement to the other, and at
last brought up against a lamp-post on the
corner, when a young looking loafer saluted
him with "Hulloa, Sim I Come and take a
drink !" The old man's eyes brightened, and
arm in arm, he sauntered along to the near
est groggery with his companion. Five years
ago that old man was James Green, U. S.
Senator from Missouri, and in the days of
the Kansas and Leeompton matters he was
next to Stephen A. Douglas, the ablest deba
ter in Congress. But the war broke out,
Mr. Green was sent to the Confederate Con
gress, soon lost his property, his position
and his character, and now he is a poor
drunkard, and earns barely a pittance of a
living as a calabose shyster.
Eyelets, Hoop-Skirts and Ivory.
There are some little items in the tariff bill
which hardly arrest the eye, which give em
ployment to thousands, and therefore require
considerable treatment at our hands. Among
these permit me to cite one or two examples.
Eyelets, made of brass, and then tinned, as
an article of commerce have but recently
been noticed in shoes and boots, and though
invisible in other articles of ladies' wear,
they are still there. I find that of these
small and very cheap articles, costing no
more than seventeen or eighteen cents per
thousand, the amount we consume annually
rises to the respectable sum of $4,000,000.
Hoop-skirts is another article of extensive
use, for which we are supposed to be indebt
ed to the genius of Eugenie, who, failing to
rule the Emperor of the French, has great
audacity in ruling: French fashions. In New
York City alone 25,000 persons find employ
ment in all the branches of the hoop-skirt
manufacture. The supply of ivory cannot
be increased, and it is supposed to be contin
ually diminishing. It takes 20,000 elephants,
it is said, to furnish the supply of a single
manufacturing town Sheffield, in England.
Our wanrs are large and increasing. It is
proposed, therefore, to remove the small du
ty now imposed upon this useful as well as
beautiful article, and as this gigantic game,
from which ivory is obtained, is hunted by
persons without regard to race or color, I
presume none will object. Morrill's Tariff
The First Strategist tn Europe.
General Von Moltke has retired to his quar
ters, and is closeted with his maps, making
new plans for the further progress of the
campaign, and for the occupation of Vienna.
This skillful strategist, who has been the
chief director of the movements by which
the three Prussian armies, starting from dif
ferent points, were collected at the necessary
hour on the field of Konigratz, has never,
except at that battle, appeared in front of
the armies. Some distance in the rear, sit
ting calmly at his desk, he has traced on the
maps the course of his troops, and, by means
of the field telegraph, has flashed his orders
to the different generals in more immediate
command with such skill and foresight that
not a movement has failed, and the combina
tion has been made exactly at the right mo
ment. A quick, light blue eye, a high forehead,
and a well-set figure, mark him an intellec
tual and energetic man ; but, though quick
in action, he is so prudent in discourse and
so guarded in his speech, that, from this
quality and his wide knowledge of European
language, he is known in the army as the
man who is silent with seven tongues. Care
ful and laborious, he has worked out with
his own hand and himself calculated almost
every detail in the operations in which he
has taken Europe by surprise, from the light
ning rapidity of his strokes and the tremen
dous consequences of his dispositions, be
fore which the Austrian army has withered
away almost before it was gathered together,
and which have won for him from his coun
trymen the title of the first strategist in Eu
rope. Correspondence London Timet.
Edgecombe County Items. A friend who
has good opportunities for knowing whereof
he speaks, informs us that the cotton crop of
Edgecombe county, the present year, will
reach fifteen thousand bales. This at 25
cents a pound, will return to the farmers of
that county, one million five hundred thous
and dollars. Of this amount, it is reasonable
to suppose, in round numbers, that the land
owners will get one million, and the freed
men, who have been engaged as laborers,
will get five hundred thousand. The share
of the freedmen will, of course, be spent with
the merchants and shop keepers in the coun
ty, and we learn that in anticipation of this
trade, many are erecting store-houses and
filling them with such goods as the wants of
this class of people will demand. v.
Cotton lands in Edgecombe can hardly be
bought at any price. The increased pro
ductiveness resulting from the system of im
provement almost almost universally adopt
ed in the county, will, it is thought, in a few
years render the value of the land alone equal
to that of the land and slaves together be
fore the emancipation.
Rocky Mount, on the W. & W. R. R., has
been laid off into lots and buildings on many
of them arc rapidly going up. Rocky Mount
Factory, which, it will be remembered, was
burned during the war, has been rebuilt, and
the machinery will soon be put in. It is the
design of the proprietor, W. S. Battle, Esq.;
to weave up the yarns into osnaburgs and
sheetings instead of blocking them for sale as
formerly. ; - .-. . '
We like to chronicle these evidences of
improvement in our State, and' we think that
many of the counties would do well to take
counsel of Edgecombe in lessons of advance-.
ment.-Saleigk Index. ; ' V vr ?
George .Chamberlaine,-a fisherman, died .
of cholera, at Norfolk, on Sunday , .
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SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER- 15fv 1866.
LO YA1V UNTO Jf CONVENTION f -
A Convention of the loyal Union men
of North-Carolina will be held in Ra
leigh, on Thursday the 20th day of Sep
The Union men of the State are respect
fully and earnestly requested to come np
in full force to consult together on the
present condition of the country
Remember, the Convention will meet
on Thursday the 20th September.
Daniel R. Goodloe' Esq.
This gentleman one of the delegates
from this State in the loyal Philadelphia
Convention though in favor of negro suf
frage, did not deem it proper to insist upon
it in the Convention. We make the follow
ing extract from the proceedings :
Mr. Daniel R. Goodloe, of North-Caro-
lina, said : I agree in all that is stated in the
address in regard to the wrongs and outra-
ges that have been inflicted on Union men
jn me oouiu, dui j. aissent irom tne conciu-
ding paragraph, in which Congress is called
upon to enfranchise the colored people. I
am in favor of impartial suffrage, and have
recently published a letter to that effect in
the Kaleigh standard; but under present
circumstances, while the present administra
tion is in power, 1 believe that the extension
of suffrage to the colored people, by act of
(Jongress, would make their condition, and
the condition of the loyal whites, worse
rather than better."
We hear a great deal about " the radi
cals " being in favor of negro suffrage, con
fiscation, and death to the Southern people ;
but here was a "radical" Convention, so-
called, which did not even recommend ne
gro suffrage, and the twenty-two Northern
Governors who were in attendance earnestly
advised against negro suffrage.
Mr. Goodloe is in favor of the proposed
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constitutional amendment, and s nnt. r in.
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restore me union dj tnrusung iorwara tne
question of negro suffrage. In this he acts
the part of a patriot ; and the Sentinel, in
stead of quibbling at his course and cen
suring him, ought to thank him for it.
We learn from the Western Sentinel, that
on Saturday last, a meeting of the Union
citizens of Forsythe was held at the Court
House in Winston, for the purpose of nomi
nating candidates for the Legislature. The
Sentinel denounces the meeting as. being un
der the influence of certain " Brownlow rad
icals," but the following extract from that
paper shows why it resorts to such slang. It
" There was no platform laid down not
one word said about supporting Gov. Worth
or the policy of President Johnson. On the
contrary, it is well known that one of the
nominees is opposed to both and it is in
ferable to suppose that both of them are."
The nominees referred to are Capt. Peter
A. Wilson and E. B. Teague. That they are
opposed to the re-election of Gov. Worth is
no doubt true, but that they are opposed to
President J ohnson's policy is no doubt equally
false. Perhaps one or both of them may be
willing to accept the Howard amendment,
in the event of the failure of the President's
policy, and in so doing will show both their
wisdom- and patriotism. It is a strong ticket,
composed of true men. Among the dele
gates present at the meeting we observe the
following: Messrs. D. H. Starbuck, T. J.
Wilson, W. F. Shultz, Jesse Swaim, M. V.
Perry, Ed. Blum, SamL Stoltz and others.
At a Union meeting held at Pleasant Hill,
Chatham County on the 8th inst., the follow
ing delegates were chosen to the State Con
vention to meet in this City on the 20th :
Messrs. L. Hornaday, SoL Dixon, Benjamin
Way, R. B. Owen, H. Staley, Job Stout, and
Dixon. Nathan: Stout, Esq., presided, and
N. D. Woody officiated as Secretary. The
proceedings will appear in our next.
Some or our more prudent Union friends
need not fear that the Convention to assem
ble in Raleigh on the 20th, will oppose the
President's reconstruction policy. That pol
icy legitimately carried out, will place, as it
was intended to place, tue control of the
State in the hands of the " unmistakably toy-
' That it has been distorted and twisted
from its original purpose, we are. all aware.
And it is- evidence sufficient to prove this
fact that rebel officials have been restored to-
former places of profit and trust. And so
great a clog has this proved to the Presi
dent's policy, that it will not work. Our ob
ject is toreraovethisimpedi ment.
Gov. Worth is no exponent of that policy.
In fact his election was one of the most dam
aging blows it ever received. Mr. Stephens
of Pensylvania never -could have dealt it a
more disastrous blow. We have the Presi
dent's own opinion upon this subject. And
it is equally well known that Gov. Worth
has never been able to wield any influence at
Washington, owing to the manner and the
means by which he was raised to his
present position. President Johnson will be
glad to see him removed fromjthe gubernato
rial chair, for instead of being a help to him
in his arduous labors, he is a dead weight.
Francis H. Smith, Superintendent of the
Virginia Military Institute, wrote to Gen.
Grant on the -4th of August last, inviting
him to attend the inauguration of the statue
of Washington, at that place, on the 10th of
September. Gen. Grant replied as follows :
H'dq'bs. Armies of the U. S., )
Washington, D. C, Aug. 25, '66. J
Francis H. Smith, Esq.:
Dear Sib It being the desire of the
President that I should accompany him on
his trip to Chicago, which will keep me ab
sent from this city until after the 10th of
September, I will not be able to be present
on the occasion of the inauguration of the
statue of Washington, at the Military Insti
tute of Virginia.
Please express my regrets to tne rsoarci oi
Visitors, who were so kind as to extend to
me an invitation to be their guest on the
occasion, for not being able to comply with
my farther partial acceptance.
x our oDcaient servant,
U. S. GRANT. :
Attention is dieected to the advertise
ment of Mrs. John T, High, offering board
to five or six gentlemen at reasonable rates.
Bathing the face and hands in camphor
water ia recommended to keep off mosqui
toes.'. : - -:; ." ...
;The WatAftum, published by Dr. Deems
in New York, catches ith joy at the thought
that Congress has been denounced by the
President, as it expresses it, as " an nnlawtul
and illegal body.," The Watchman thereupon
asserts that the acts of this " assumed Con
gress,? .since the commencement of the war
are of no more value than "blank parch
ment 1", and that' the South is placed in the
precise position it held before the war ! !"
In other words that slavery is still in exis
tence, Senator Clingman entitled to his seat
in Congress," the war debt of the United
States of no obligation whatever upon the
people, Jeff. Davis unlawfully restrained of
his liberty, pardons for treason totally nnne
cessary or to sum it up, that nothing at all
has been accomplished by the government
and the loyal States, aftcrfour years of bloody
war, even though apparently triumphant I
This position of the TFafcfonan is revolution
ary in the extreme. Such articles are plaint
ly calculated to relight the flames of civil
wai, a nd e believe are so intended.
For the, Watchman further proceeds to say :
Slowly but surely does the President
moye ? and now that he has declared the re-
"uSrfs lo e notning more than an
assumed congress, hanging on the verge of
Ti0 .'r TV " : "pemy uniea min
eiy" Jnion party which
centlymetat Philadelphia, his fhtnr
can not fail to be of the most decisive and
What future acts f . The overturninfr of
the present Congress,-and the establishment
of another composed of copperheads and
rebels ? Does the Watchman anticipate such
action on the part of the President ? That
would indeed be highly " exhilirating" to
rebels and traitors, but their joy would be
short-lived. The loyal millions of the North
would scatter, in an hour, such an " illegal
and unlawful body" to the four winds of
Heaven. They would also break
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Political from the Northern States.
The Legislature of New Jersey, convened
I in extra session in Trenton, has adoDted the
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constitutional Amendment, by a vote of
en to ten m the
Senate and of thirty-
four to twentv-four
Ward has signed it. The announcement of
the vote was received with great applause.
I his .Legislature is expected to choose a
United States Senator.
The elections ia Maine have resulted in an
overwhelming triumph of the Union party.
Gen. Chamberlain was elected by 25,000
majority, every "radical" Congressman
chosen, and nine-tenths of the lower. House
of the Legislature is of the same stripe. The
usual Union majority in that State has been
15,000, but this year it exceeds the anticipa
tion of the most ardent Unionists.
The Committee appointed by the loyal
Convention at Philadelphia to address the
people, of the Northern States were in New
York City at latest dates. Preparations
were made to give them an enthusiastic re
ception. The principal speakers are Gov.
Hamilton and Brownlow.
The next elections in the Northern States
will be in October. The following States
vote in that month, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio and
Pennsylvania. The latter State chooses
a Governor, all of them members to Congress.
The canvass is progressing with much spirit,
especially in Pennsylvania.
Jno. T. Hoffman, mayor of New York City,
has been nominated bv the Democrats for
Governor of that State, in opposition to Gov.
Fenton the present incumbent.
Vermont was carried by the Union party
in the recent election, with a gain of about
Mr. Botts on Negro Suffrage.
Hon. John M. Botts, of Virginia, made the
following remarks in the recent loyal Conven
tion at Philadelphia, on the subject of negro
'John Minor Botts asked, as a favor, that the
gentleman from North-Carolina should withdraw
nis motion ior tne previous question, as he deter
mined at this time to place his position right up
on the record before retiring from the Conven
tion. The reouest beinar trranted. Mr. Botts.
amid great confusion, addressed the Convention
as lollows : l know very well how I shall be
spoken of In the newspapers of nrv own State for
attending this Convention. They will not praise
me, I assure you. However, I fee) proud of all
that has taken place, and I have listened with
pleasure to much that has been said. I have- al
ways been willing to listen to the supplication ot
the humblest negro in the land, as to the highest
white man. Applause. But, gentlemen, I stand
here opposed to the adoption of that report as
against the one adopted yesterday. 1 can say that
for thirty-five or forty years I have never appeared
in any other character than that of a Union man.
But, gentlemen, I must this day disclaim all fur
ther connection with this convention. Sensa
tion and great confusion. I am not opposed to
any gentleman or any man's State, in regard to
the question of suffrage. If Texas wants univer
sal suffrage, in the name of God, let her have it :.
if Louisiana wants the negro to vote, let her have
it so; if Georgia wants universal suffrage, too, let
her have it; butifVirginiadoesnotwant.it, in the
name of God don't force it upon her. When you.
come here andsay that Congress has the power to
force uni vereal suffrage upon the people of any part
of this country, I must say that all my study of
constitutional law, daring a period of lorty years,
has gone for nought. Do you suppose that a patriotic-
body like Congress would have neglected
to establish negro suffrage at the South, if they
thought they had the power to do so? On the
contrary, in the constitutional amendment which
they have submitted to the different States, they
have left it for the people of the States themselves
to settle the questioa of suffrage. Now, I consci
entiously believe that you could not get three hun
dred men in Virginia to vote for negro sufii age to
day. A. voice Oh yes you could, 60,000 of them.
Another Yes, 100,000 ot them.
Mr. Botts (undismayed by the gathering storm)
We want relief for the white man down in Vir
ginia first. We who have suffered worse than
serfdom want some privileges extended to us.
A voice so we do In Texas.) Mr. Botts, (get
ting excited) I don't oare what any man from Tex
as or Louisiana says on the subject of negro suf
frage, I know by what has happened at Memphis
and New Orleans, that the negroes at the South
would not be permitted to vote- without protec
tion the protection of bayonets at every poll.
The proper way to ameliorate the condition of the
blacks is first to build up a party of loyal white
men at the South, who would see that loyal blacks
were protected in their rights, ia good time,
and when God wills It, the negro will' have suf
frage. I believe that if this Convention could give
the negro the right vote, that before they wonld
be permitted to exeieiee the right ef saffrage they,
would be shot down in the streets ;- their houses
would be burned down over. . their heads. It
would be certain destruction to them.
. A most stupendous fraud upon the gov
ernment has come to light in Brooklyn, in
volving a New York firm. "The telegram
says : ' ': v- - '
, " Two young men took a contract for sup
plies at very low bicL having previously en
tered into an arrangement with the Govern
ment officials in tbe aavy-yord to superin
tend the delivery of the goods, by which
they would get receiptefor three or four times
the amount delivered, and get paid for them.
In this way, during the past four years, the
Government has been defrauded of over $1,
000,000. - ' ' . - . , . -
Information was given by one of the par
ties implicated, who turned State's evideace.
The case ia undergoing further investiga
tion." : ;V .. ' - -