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SKETCHES OF BISBOr
Leonidas PolkVas bornin RteighU;;
April 10th, 1800, the fourth son of w m:
?Hta boyhood was full or fun '&jXj&
but never minted with "FJ1;
neL ;-wit!i the quickest sensibilities he felt
and resented the least injustice to others.
Ilis character for truthfulness was early es
tablish and he has len heard to say tha
the hiirhest compliment ho ever received,apd
the most valued, was once, when at school a
dispute occurred between teachers and pu
pils and it being considered needful to have
i statement of fact, he was selected as the
one who would tell the truth, even if he in
culpated himself in so doing. His sole aim
. n,o to Ait what was becoming a sren-
i . n4 when a hisher standard was 1
formed, doty was always paramount every
thing yielded to that; comfort, fortune,
family, weighed as nothing in the scale witn
thHe entered West Point in 1823. AYhathe
L..r will ln best told by those who
were his companions ;
all liked him and ad-
mirod his character, wlucu was iree irom
everything low and bad. At the end of two
years he was much interested in the subject
of religion. After he became a soldier of
Christfhis great desire was to bring no stain
upon his character as a christian, and rather
than fail in what he thought duty, he exert
ed himself when suffering from illness, refus
ing to yield to it ; the consequence was an
aggravated attack of pneumonia, from which
foryears he did not recover, an adhesion
Iiaving taken place in the left lolic of the
lungst previous to this illness, he could
" oat-run, out-wrestle and out-jump" every
one at West Point, lie always esteemed it
one of his blessings that he became the room
mate of Albert Sidney Johnson, who watcu
ed over him at first as if lie had been an el
der brother, and finding him worthy, though
somewhat hid junior, made him his friend :
for the three years during which they occu
pied the same room, nothing marred their
friendly relations, which indeed were kept
np until savercd by death. He graduated in
1327. Was ordained Deacon in 1830, lie
coming assistant to Bishop Moore in the
Monumental aiurch in Richmond, Va. His
health already weakened by hard study.gave
way under the duties of a large parish, and
the following year, after having received
Priest's Orders, he, by the advice of physi
cians, took a sea-voyage and went to Europe,
where he remained for more than a twelve
month. The following anecdote will illustrate his
determination not to submit to unlawful ex
ercise of authority. He was traveling from
Rome to Naples, and at the Neapolitan fron
tier his baggage was searched and his Bible,
Prayer-Book and a copy of Shakespeare de
tained, with a promise to restore them to
him on his return. On his remonstrating.he
was told it was useless, as they must be kept
by the officials, unless he chose to have his
effects sealed and go under guard, at consid
erable expense, to Naples. To this he agreed,
and the guard was accordingly mounted on
the carriage Iwx and thus escorted he set
out for the Capital. At the inn where he
stopped for the night be found two elderly
English ladies, traveling under each other's
protection, who entering into conversation
with him asked how he had passed through
the custom-house ; he informed them that he
was then under the escort of a genes d'arme
with all his baggage sealed they then re
marked that they had also been detained at
the frontier, and worse still, had been rob
bed ot their tea and teapot, a grievance upon
which they dwelt most eloquently. He im
mediately interested himself in their case,
drew up a statement of the impertinence to
which they had been exposed, which they
signed, and the next day on reaching Naples
he was driqen at once to the custom-house,
where he laid the whole affair before the
proper authorities, and the result was the
immediate restoration of books, tea and tea
pot, and the dismissal of the officers for ex
ceeding their order. The gratitude of the
old ladies procured him many pleasant ac
quaintances both in Italy and England.
On his return to the United States with
renewed health, he removed to Tennessee,
and resumed the exercise of his profesion, as
Rector of the church in Columbia. He was
consecrated Missionary Bishop of the South
west in 1838, and entered upon his duties
with all the eneigy . which characterized
Upon one occasion descending one of the
South-western rivers in a small steamer the
boat struck a snag and sank, the passengers
got ashore with part of their baggage, when
it was proposed to walk some seventy miles
to the nearest port, the chances for another
boat overtaking them speedily, being very
slight. The Bishop, an excellent mechanic,
thought the boat could be raised,and submit
ted a plan to the captain who begged him to
undertake it ; with the aid of the crew and
some deck passengers this was accomplished,
when a boat passing, the Bishop with the
others went to the next town below ; here
on asking the inn-keeper if there was a place
for holding Church services, he was told
that there "never had been any preaching in
the town,that they did not want it, and that
he would be mobbed if he attempted it. How-
ever,if Mr. , the principal merchant in
the place would agree, they would not ol
ject. On being applied to Mr. 's ex
clamation was, " I left New England to get
rid of preaching and don't want it here."
His consent having been obtained, arrange
ments were being made for service on the
following Sunday. Flat-boat men, always a
lawless set, being in strong force in thetown,
declared there should be no preaching and
if it were attempted they would break it up.
In the mean time the steamer which the
Bishop had assisted in raising came down,
and the hands hearing of this, said " this
was not a common preacher, he knew how to
work, and it he chose to preach, lie should
preach, and the would like to see the flat-
boat men who would hinder it." A row be
tween the parties was apprehended, but the
steamboat hands beinsr most numerous, the
boatmen were quiet, and the services passed
off without a disturbance, a very large and
attentive congregation being present. Pour
years after the Bishop made another visit to
this town and was told there had been no
preaching there since his last visit.
An incident is often related which occur
red at the mouth of White River. The Bish
op irom constant living in the open air, a
great deal of exercise and very temperate
habits, had acquired an appearance of robust
health ; he always wore, even in the days of
turn boots, soles as thick as the present Bal
moral, and had an overcoat of .Pilot-cloth
capable of resisting all weathers. Landing
at the mouth of White River to take a boat
tor Little Rock, he found the regular packet
did not leave until an early hour in the mor
ning, and that no one was allowed to sleep
on board, he was therefore compelled to go
to the tavern, which at that time enjoyed a
- most unenviable reputation, as the resort of
robbers, gamblers and cut-throats, the for
mer, members of Murrell's gang. There was
no one in tlie miserable place but himself, he
sat with thelandlord'by the fire uutil some
time after dark, when the inn-keeper advised
him if he wished a place to sleep, to secure it
before the boys came in, as they were now
drinking and gambling on board the flat
boats at the wharf and would be up before
long. He was accordingly shown into a long
room with more than a dozen beds none of
the cleanest in the world where his host
left him to go to bed by the light ot a candle
stuck in a bottle. Everything was so ex
ceedingly filthy that protecting his head with
a silk handkerchief, he turned up the collar
of his coat, took off his boots which he pla
ced by the side of his bed, which by the way
he had chosen nea" the door, and composed
himself to sleep. About midnight he was
aroused by the rush of feet up the stairs, and i
in a few moments the" room" was filled with-
men. who hecan to undress as soon as thev
entered, and appropriated the Various beds
nno' fiinn. vm lf Ant iinil dominfr tft tl Kid'
of tha- bed, he said nddressirigjbirnself to the;' band, don't drink; too much at the prty, :to J
Bishop, "well stiangerl I am 'going to turn' : day you will promise me, wont you?" said"
in with you.' ' The Bishop merely looked upfl she putting her; 'hand upon h:s brow and
and said "yon cannot come Jtere. sir.'J. Oa: praising her eyes to hia face with" pleading-
there's two to that. Tin coming." " Tou can
not come here, sir." You . do not mean it,
I am coming," accompanied by a volley of
oaths. "You cannot come here, sir," was still
the quiet answer to this..; The man began to
falter, evidently not liking the appearance of
determination ; the others called out not to
quarrel with the fellow, they - would settlo
with him in the morning, and they would
make room for him in one of the qther.
Early in the morning, while they were in
their drunken slumbers, he was up and away
steaming up the river. On reaching Little
Rock he met some old friends, and in chan
cing to mention this, they told him men had
been killed in that house for much less, and
they considered it a wonderful escape. One
asked " did the fellow see those boots ?"
" Yes ! they were at the side of -the bed."
Ah ! that accounts for it ; he concluded any
man who wore such boots, and such a coat,
and was so quiet, must be armed to the teeth
and was certain if he had touched the lied he
would have been shot." The Bishop's igno
rance of the risk run saved him, but his con
stitutional bravery never allowed him to hes
itate a ltoment for fear of consequences.
The following occurrence shows his readi
ness in danger. He was riding on the lor
ders of the Indian Territory (where at that
time it was almost as much as a man's life
was worth, to ride a fine horse, so numerous
were the horse-thieves and murderers) when
on a solitary part of the road he saw two
men coining towards him ; from their man
ner he knew even from a distance what they
were. He took his resolution, kept the in
side of the road, and looked firmly at them
as they approached, taking no other notice
of thein, they passed quietly, nodding as
thev'didso, which salutation he of course re
turned. Had he shown the slightest appre
hension or timidity, his life would have been
worthless, but they could not imagine that
any one who held his own so securely, was
not armed and prepared to defend his
lie was always genial and agreeable in
conversation; as a friend and companion he
had not his equal his manner had an indes
cribable charm, while at the same time it
was commanding; the secret seemed to be
that he made others realize that he did not
think of himself. Several anecdotes are re
lated of the effeet of his manner upon oth
ers. A short time since, a friend met Mr. Mc
Macken, of Miis;ippi, who was speaking to
some gentleman, and affirming to them the
truth of a story otten repeated at the South
west, that at least twenty years ago, upon
McMacken's addressing him at his table as
General, and being corrected and told it was
Bishop Poik, replied "I knew he was a com
manding officer in the department to which
As an instance of his rcadines in conversa
tion. He was once at church where he
heard a brother bishop preach, the subject of
the discourse l.-cing principally the travels of
the writer in Europe. As they were coming
out of the building a friend remarked to the
Bishop of Louisiana. " Do vu call that the
Gospel ?" To which Bishop Polk replied
" Oh ! no ! that is the Acts of the Apostles."
While stationed a Columbus. Kv., he met
the Federal General Buford under flag o
truce, the rendezvous taking place on boar
a steamer in the river. General Buford said
he had a toast to propose which all cou
drink, and then gave "the memory of George
Washington." Gen. Polk drank it, adding
"the first Rebel."
As an illustration of the pietv and earnest
ness of his character, as well as the charm of
his manner, after having in the course of his
travels Ftaved at the house of a gentleman
previously unknown to him, as the Bishop
drove irom the gate ins host remarKed.
now realize what the apostle meant when he
said " sonic have entertained angels una
Only the Sunday previous to his death stop
ping at a poor cabin, he sat drying himself
by the fire. Children all loved him instinct
ively ; a little girl of two, far from clean, ap
proached him ; he took her on his knee and
began singing to lier some nursery song
she smiled up in lus tace and he said to one
ot his aids, " I wonder it tlie mother would
be offended if I washed this child's face, I do
so love to kiss the innocents."
" He being dead, vet speaketh. ' 1 lie me
mory of his single-minded devotion to God
and to his duty will never lie forgotten bv
those who knew him. He impressed himself
in the most remarkable manner on the peo
pie with whom he was brought into actual
contact; while under his immediate influence
he carried them along with him, and manv
remarks unheeded at the time, have since his
departure been recalled with delight, und are
treasured as an incentive to the performance
ot the duties of lite. The writer has trequent
ly been told within the past year, that hi
bright, living example while connected with
the army, had far more effect upon the men
by whom he was surrounded, than manv ser
mons which they had heard from him in days
ot peace, and the wonderful growth of the
Church, in Louisiana, since the close of the
war proves conclusively that he neither lived
nor died m vain.
We copy from a Washington paper of the
The new north wing of the Congressional
Library is so far completed that Mr. Soof-
ford has already transferred books to it.
Thev are to be ot the miscellaneous kind.
and here in this magnificent hall, with its
four galleries of alcoves, with its broad sky
lights, aided for ventilation and light by nu
merous side and end windows, the constant
or occasional visitor may sit, without distur
bance from persons passing through to the
balcony, for the purpose of viewing the city.
Mr. Spofford is about going to Philadelphia
and other Northern cities to obtain furniture
for all the halls, that shall be of uniform
character, and suited to the purposes ot a li
brary. The coloring of the new hall is in
drab, green, and gold, and the floor is ot
marble, wickerwork fences, and gates which
will protect the alcoves on the main floor.
So much superior in grandness of effect is
the east hall to the main one, by reason of
the additional gallery of alcoves, as well as
in the advantages of light, that an addition
al gallery in the latter seems a necessity.
The wing, like the north, is all of iron, ex
cept the marble floor, and is one of the same
model in all particulars, except that the
shelves are, in many cases, arranged wide
apart for the large books of the Smithsonian
collection, which are to be in that wing.
Thev are some 40,000 in number. Those of
the Government are 96,000 in all 136,000.
The entire library will contain T00,000,when
filled. Those now on hand constitute the
largest and most valuable library in the
Dr. Revillout, in a paper presented
to the French Academy of Medicine, as
serts that lemon juice is one of the moat
efficacius medicines that can be applied
in diptheria, and he relates that when
he was . a dresser in the hospital, his
own life was saved by this timely ap
plication. He got three dozen lemons
and gargled his throat with the juice,
swallowing a little at a time, in order
to act on the more deep-seated parts.
Dr. R. has noted eleven cases of com
plete success obtained by this method
Tencuniof Xhc1iit. A' young 8rii
. aad. his wife were- nreoarinf? to attend
phMstmas" partjfnt the house a friend,,
some milraA HiaHinf " ' tTtinrri m-v' JieT line. !
smile. "JMo, Muhe, I will not; yon may
trust me," and she wrapped her infant in Ai
hom, DianKec, ana. tney aescenaea. ine
, horses were soon prancing over the turf, and
a pleasant conversation beguiled the way.
"Now don't forget your promise," whispered
the young wife, as they passed up the steps.
Poor thing, she was the wife of a man who
loved to look upon the wine when red. The
party passed pleasantly ; the time for depart
ure drew near; the wife descended from the
upper chamber to join her husband. A pang
shot through her beating heart as she met
him, for he was intoxicated ; be had broken
his promise. Silently they rode homeward,
save when the drunken man broke into
snatches of a song, or unmeaning laughter.
But the wife rode on, her babe pressed close
ly to her grieved heart. " Give me the baby,
Millie; I can't trust you with him," he said,
as they approached a dark and swollen
stream. After some hesitation she resigned
her first born her darling babe, clo6ly wrap
ped in a great blanket to his arms. Over
the dark waters the noble 'steed safely bore
them; and when they reached the bank, the
mother asked for her child. With much
care and tenderness he placed the bundle in
her arms ; but when she clasped it to her
heart no babe was there ; it had slipped from
the blanket, and the' drunken father knew it
not. A wild shriek from the mother aroused
him, and ho turned round just in time to see
the little rosy face rise one moment above the
dark waters, then sink forever, and that by
his own intemperance ! The anguish of the
mother and remorse of the father are better
imagined than described. Glasgow News.
To Make Cows give Milk. A writer
who says his cow gives all the milk that is
wanted in a family of eight persons, and
from which s-as made two hundred and six
ty pounds of butter the year, give the fol
lowing as his treatment It is cheap and
Worth a trial :
If you desire to get a large yield of rich
milk, give your cow three times a day, water
slightly warm, slightly suited, in which bran
has been stirred at the rate of one quart to
two gallons of water. You will find if you
have not tried this daily practice, that your
cow will give twenty-five per cent, more milk
immediately under the effect of it, and she
will become so attached to the di t as to re
fuse to drink clear water unless very thirsty,
but this mess she will drink almost any time
and ask for more. The amount of this drink
necessary is an ordinary water pail full each
time, morning, noon and night. Your ani
mal will then do her best at discounting the
lacteal. Four hundred pounds of butter are
often obtained from good stock, and instan
ces are mentioned where the yield was even
at a higher figure.
Serial Stories. The Oalaxi says in re
gard to serial stories : The history ot " Rob
inson Crusoe" ought to settle one question as
to book-making, winch ot late has been much
mooted among authors and publishers
whether the sale of a book is injured or not
by its first being published serially in a mag
azine. It is not generally known the very
editor of the present edition does not men
tion that this world renowned book was
hrst published as a serial story, and ap
peared in the original London font, its pub
iication having extended through one hun
dred and sixty-six numbers, and having been
finished in 1719. It immediately acquired
the popularity which it so long preserved,
and its sale in book form from 1719 to the
present day has been equaled bv that of few
books in our literature.
Raleigh Money Markets.
JOILV G. WILLIAMS & CO., Brokers,
RALEIGH, N. C.
PRICES OF NORTH-CAROLINA BANK NOTES.
Old Coupons os
Old Sixes 82
Bank of N". C, gold 25, silver 2(i, G. Backs, 35
Cape Fear 25
" Charlotte 18
" Lexington 12
" Graham 19
" Roxborough 30
" Wadesborough 19
" Thoinasville 30
" Wilmington 18
" Washington 5
" Fayetteville 10
' Yanceyville 6
Miners' and Planters' Bank..: 21
Farmers' Bunk, Greeusborough 25
Commercial Bank, Wilmington 15
Merchants' Bank, Newborn 35
Greensborougb. Mutual.. 5
R1LEIGII MTIOML BAXK OF JS, CAROLINA.
Silver, large 132
North Carolina Bonds 75
North Carolina Railroad Coupons 92
North Carolina Coupons 55
New York Exc-hange, (selling)
NORTH-CAROLINA BANK NOTKS :
Bank of Cape Fear 25
" Charlotte 20
" Commerce 15
" Clarendon 4
" Fayetteville 9
" Lexington 12
" Graham 20
" North-Carolina (Gold)25 currency 35
' Roxboro' 30
" Thoinasville 25
" AVadesboro' 20
" Wilmington 18
" Washington 4
Commercial Bunk of Wilmington 17
Fanners' Bank of Greensboro' Old 25 new 10
Greensboro' Mutual, 4
Merchants' Bank of Newbern 0
Miners' and Planters' Bank 25
( RALEIGH PROVISION MARKET l
CORRECTED WEEKLY BT
WM. C. CPCI1URCH, GROCER, RALEIGH.
FLOUR 13 5014 00
CORN per bushel Sli 10
MEAL per bushel 1 25
BACON per pound 23
LARD per pound '. . ... 20
CHEESE per pound 25
COFFEE per pound, 30(3 35
SUGAR crushed 25
extra C 20
best brown 17J
TEA per pound 2 503 00
BEEF per pound 8 9
PORK per pound.. 12(15
PEAS red, per bushel 1 00
white 1 20
FODDER per hundred 1 00
SHUCKS per hundred 75
HAY per hundred 1 00
OATS per hundred 1 00
POTATOES Irish, per bushel ... 75
" Sweet, per bushel.. 50
SALT per bushel 1 25
CANDLES adamantine, per lb. . 30
SOAP turpentine 20
PEACHES dried 3 00
APPLES dried, per bushel 2 00
CHICKENS apiece 2025
EGGS per dozen 20
MULLETTS 10 00
MOLASSES per gallon 75
SODA per pound 20
BLUE STONE per pound 25
COTTON (yarn) 3 00
COTTON-jer pound, . 3031W,
SHEETING -1 1 i... 25
RICE per pound 1820
PEPPER black .,. 50
GINGER ...i. ......I..'... 50
NAILS t 10
ROSIN per barrel, 00
TURPENTINE per gallon 65
?- 'SniilaT TlniiApsf v
iaU -i ' ' ' 'T
The superstition ot antiquity are only food
for laughter. the present day, and yetthU is
, " r ' .Miracle
accompUscd with tEe aid of science. For exam
pie grey, sandy or red hair, la ; j y. y . v
. i changed in a Moment, '
to the richest conceivable, black or brown, by a.
f simple application of
- , '-; CRIST ADORA'S HAIR DYE,
Manufactured by J. CRI&TADORA, 6 Aetor
House, New York. Sold, by Druggists. Ap
plied by all Hair Dressers. '
' November 11, 1806. . v. 102 8ept 13.
DISEASES OF THE EYE AND EA
FORMERLY OT LONDON. ENGLAND,
OCULIST AND AURIST, OPERATOR
EYE AND EAE,
Respectfully informs the citizens of Raleigh, and
vicinity, that he will be at the Exchange Hotel
on Saturday, November 24th, and remain until
Thursday, November29th, and again o? Saturday,
December 22d, until Thursday, the 27th.
After that time monthly, of which due notice
will be given. .
Office hoars from 9 A. II. to 6 P. 91.
And can be consulted on DEAFNESS, NOISE
IN THE HEAD. CATARRH, DISCHARGES
FROM THE EAR, SCALES IN THE EAR,
ACCUMULATION OF WAX IN THE EAR,
OBSTRUCTION OF THE EUSTACHIAN
TUBE, and all Acute or Chronic Diseases of the
EAR and AIR PASSAGES.
Inserted without PAIN, and perfectly resembling
the natural eye. Operations for CATARACT,
STRABISMUS or CROSS EYE, Artificial Pupil,
&c., skillfully performed, and all disrises of the
EYE AND EAR
treated, and every operation in Aural and Op-
thaluiic Surgery, performed by
Principal Office, S4 West Fortieth street, New
3- For reference, Testimonials, fec, send for
Opinions of the Press.
The Louisville Journal says : " The testimoni
als which Dr. Gurduer preseuts to the public
could never have been obtained, except by the
disnlav of irreut skill aud learning in his profes
sion. One thing especially coimneudablc in the
Doctor's practice is, tnat ne will not attempt an
incurable disease for the sake of a fee, but trunk ly
tells the uatient whether be can be cured or not
We cheerfully recommend Dr. Gardner to the
attention of all our friends who may be suffering
from diseases ot the eye or ear."
The Richmond Times says : "We have no hes
itation in savine that Dr. Gardner is the most
scientific and successful eye and ear Surgeon in
"Dr. Gardner's treatment of the eye and ear is
wonderful. Jiicfunond inquirer.
" We feel justified in recommending Doctor
Gardner to those suffering from diseases of the
eye and ear." Jiichmottd Yhig.
" We can safely and cordially recommend Dr.
Gardner, who will fulfill all he undertakes to per
form. JsaUtunore Clipper.
The New Orleans True Delta says : " We can
safelv recommend Dr. Gardner as a successful
ouerator on the eve aud ear. He will not under
take to treat a case unless a euro can be effected.
The Whcelinar Braister savs : " Dr. Gardner is
one of most successtul Oculists and Aurists in the
country. We advise those suffering Irom the dis
eases of the eve and ear to consult him."
Oet. 12, 1800. 89 6m.
gANKING HOUSE OF
JAY COOKE &, CO
Corner of Wall and Xassan Sts., New York.
In connection with our houses in Philadelphia
and Washington, we have opened a NEW YORK
HOUSE at above location, and offer our services
to Banks, Bankers, and Investors tor the transac
tion of their business in this city, including pur
chases and sales of Government Securities,
Stocks, Bonds, and Gold. We are constantly
represented at the Stock Exchange and Gold
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We keep on hand a full supply of
GOVERNMENT SECURITIES OF ALL ISSCES,
buying and selling at current prices, and allowing
correspondents the most liberal rates the market
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may 12. 23 tw&wly.
ALLCOCK'S POROUS PLASTERS.
WHOOP .NG-COUGH CURED.
Cayuga, Hinds County, Miss.
T. Axlcock & Co. Gentlemen : Please send
me another six dozen of your Porous Plasters.
They are in great demand here for Whooping-
cough. They act like a charm. I could have sold
two dozen this week if I had had them. Send as
soon as possible, and oblige,
JOHN I. WILLIAMS, P. M.
Mr. Wm. May, of 245 Spring Street, New York,
writes, Jan. 1, 1856 : I have been afflicted with
asthma for npwards of ten years, receiving no
benefit from medical men. I was advised by a
friend to try one of Ailcock's Porous Plasters. I
said, I had tried several kinds of plasters without
any benefit, and supposed they were all alike.
My friend gave me one of Ailcock's, and nrged
me to use it. I did so, and have now worn them
steadily for nine months, and find myself better
than I have been for many years. Agency,
Brandreth House, New York. Sold by Drug
gists. 90 lmt&w.
Dr. Tobias' Venetian Horse Liniment.
Pint bottles at one dollar, foT the cure of Lame
ness, Scratches, Wind Galls, Sprains, Bruises,
Splints, Cuts, Colic, Slipping-stifle, Over-heating,
Sore-throat, Nail in the Foot, etc It is warran
ted cheaper and better than any other article
ever offered to the public. Thousands, of ani
mals have been cured of the Colic and Over
heating by this Liniment; and hundreds that
were crippled and lame have been restored to
tbeir former vigor. It is used by all of the first
horsemen throughout the States. Orders are
constantly received from the racing' stables of
England for fresh supplies of this invaluable ar
ticle. . Over 2500 testimonials have been received.
Remember, one dollar laid out In time may save
the life of your horse. Sold by all Druggists.
Office, 56 Corthvndt street. New York.
Oct. 22, 1866. 80 lm"
Redaction in: Price - of the .America
- V : Made at Walthaic, Massachusstts:-
- Xn consequence of tha. -recent -great Improve
ments in our facilities for manufacturing weJiave
reduced our prices to as low' a point as they can
be placed, . . - ... . - .' v..' - '
'; ' ' -; - WITH GOLD AT PAR, '
so tnat no one need hesitate to buy a watch, now
from the expectation that it will be cheaper at
.some future lime. t The test of ten j ears and the
manufacture and sale of. .' : ;
More than 200,000 Watches
have given our productions the very highest rank
among time-keepers. Commencing with the de-
'tertnination to make' only thoroughly excellent
watches, onr business has steadily increased as
the public became acquainted with their value,
until for months together,' we have been unable
to supply the demand. We have repeatedly en
larged our factory buildings until they now cover
' over three acres of ground, and give accommoda
tion to more than eight hundred workmen.
We are fully justified in saying that we now
make more than one-half of all the watches got tin
the United States. The different grades are dis
tinguished by the following trade-marks on the
1. " American Watch Co." Waltham, Mass.
2. " Appleton, Tracy & Co." Waltham, Mass.
8. "P. S. Bartlett," Waltham, Mass.
4. "William Ellery."
5. Oua Ladies' Watch, of first quality, is
named " Appleton, Tracy & Co.," Wal
6. Our next quality of Ladies' Watch is named
" P. S. Bartlett.," Waltham, Mass. These
watches are furnished in u great variety
of sizes ai d styles of cases.
The American Watch Co., of Waltham, Mass.
authorize us to state that without distinction of
trade-marks or price,
AL THE PRODUCTS OF THEIR FACTORY
ARE FULLY WARRANTED
to be the best time-keepers of their class ever
made in this or any other country. Buyers
' should remember that unlike the guarantee of a
foreign maker who can never be reached, this
guarantee is good at all times against the Com
pavy or their agents, and that if after the most
thorough trial, any watch should prove defective
in any particular, it may be always exchanged for
another. As the American Watches, made at
Waltham, Mass., are for sale by dealers generally
throughout the country, we do not solicit orders
for single watches.
Caution. The public are cautioned to buy
only of respectable dealers. All persons selling
ouuterfeits will be prosecuted.
ROBBINS & APPLETON,
Ag'ts for the American Watch Co.,
183 Bkoadway, N. Y.
Sept. 22, 1866. 80 4m
Itch I Itch I Scratch I I Scratch t I
Wheaton's Ointment will cure the Itch in forty
eight hours. Also cures Salt Rheum, Ulcers,
Chilblains, and all eruptions of the Skin. Price
50 cts. For sale by all Druggists.
By sending 60 cents to WEEKS & POTTER,
Sole Agents, 170 Washington street, Boston,
Mass., it will be forwarded by mail, free of post
ge, to any part of the United States.
P. F. PESCUD, Agent,
sept 21 ly Raleigh, N. C.
ST" Marriage and Celibacy, an Essay
of Warning and Instruction for Young Men.
Also, Diseases and Abuses which prostrate the
vital powers, with sure means of relief. Sent
free of charge in scaled letter envelopes.
Address Dr. J. SKILLIN HOUGHTON,
Howard Association, Philade phia, Pa.
Aug. 14, 1806. 63 3m
Hill's Hair Dye 50 Cents. Black or
Brown. Instantaneous, beautiful, durable, re
liable. The best and cheapest in use. Depot
No. 66 John Street, New York. Sold by all Drug,
Patent Medicine, Perfumery and Fancy Goods
March 13,1866. ly
Change of Time
Coes Into effect Sunday, November 4th, 1866.
stations, accommodation. mail.
Charlotte Arrive 10.20 p. m. Arrive 5.30 a. m.
8aliabnr3 6.40 " 3.00 "
Greensboro' " 2.30 " 14.20
Raleigh 7.15 a. m. 6.25 p. m.
Goldsboro Leave 2.20 a. m. Leave 3.15 p. m.
stations. mail. accommodation
Charlotte Arrive 9.55 a. m. Leave 5.00 p. m.
Salisbury 12.08 p.m. 8.15 "
Greensboro' 2.44 " 12.20 a. m.
Raleigh 8.20 ' 7.45 "
Goldsboro' 11.15 " Arrive 11.15 "
Mail North connects at Greensboro' with trains
on R. & D. R. R. for the North.
Accommodation Train East connects at Raleigh
for Weldon and the North, at Goldsboro' for
W.-ldon, Wilmington, and Newberne.
Mail Train South connects with C. & S. C. R.
R. for the South.
E. WILKES, Eng. & Snp't.
Nov. 10, 1866. 101 3mpd.
QHANGE OF SCHEDULE.
Raleigh & Gaston Railroad Co.
Raleigh, Nov. 3d, 1866.
ON AND AFTER SUNDAY, NOVEMBER
4th, 1866. Trains on the Raleigh and Gaston Rail
road will run as follows :
Mail train h aves Raleigh,
Arrives at Weldon,
Mail train leaves Weldon at
Arrives at Raleigh,
Freight train leaves Raleigh at
Arrives at Weldon,
Freight train leaves Weldon at
Arrives ot Ralcieh
8.00 a. m.
2.00 p. m.
11.00 a. m.
6.00 p. m.
5.00 a. m.
5.00 p. m.
4.00 a. m.
4.00 p. m.
Mail trains connect, North and South, with N.
C. Railroad, P. & W. Railroad, and S. & R. Rail
road. 99 tt W. G. LEWIS, Gen. Sup't
NORTH-AMERICA LIFE INSIRAXCE C0JIPANY,
TOTAL ASSETS $706,742 DIVIDEND FOR
1865, 45 per cent.
Jf. D. Morgan, President, J. W. Merrill, See'y.
THE NORTH-AMERICA LIFE INSURANCE
Company, from the day of its inauguration to
the present time, has outstripped its cotempora
rics in growth and prosperity.
Its success is thoroughly attributable to the ac
tual mutual benefit that it grants to the policy
holders, its liberal features, and the perfect secu
rity which it is able to guarantee to those whose
money is placed with it.
Notice, that the North-America grants thirty
days1 grace in payment of Renewals, while in other
con'-panies all the money you have invested is for
feited if your premium is not paid by 12 o'clock,
noon, of the day upon which it fall due.
Life Endowment and Term policies made, and
fall information given by
FREDERIC G. HANSEN,
Agent for North Carolina,
Raleigh, N. C.
P. S. Liberal inducements made to Canvassers.
Raleigh, Nov. 11, 1866. 102 lm.
. RALEIGH, N. C.
Under New Auspices and with New Ar
'pilE SUBSCRIBER HAS TAKEN CHARGE
I of this well-known, spacious, and well-situated
Honse, and pledges himself to his friends
and the public to render it one of the best houses
of the kind in the country. -
- The bouse bas just been thoronghlv renovated
and re-furnished in the best style. Faithful and
attentive servants have been provided. The best
water in the City will also be tarnished, and in
deed, every tning within the eompass of the eub
seriberVexertions, to render his guests comfort
able. W. G. RIDDICK, Proprietor.
November 11, 1865. 103 tf
'City; Adfcrakemcntsu I? 'V
B R A N S O . oM R A E
now keep thb :- '- ,Z-
10.1 Fayetteville Street
RALEIGH, N C,
HD. TURNER'S OLD STAND, ON THE
corner nest to the State House, keep con
stantly on hand ' .r r ,-,
.SCHOOL BOOKS :
ot all kinds, to suit Academies .and Common
SABBATH SCHOOL BOOKS
to suit the different Churches, very cheap. . - '. .
in great variety, both new and old.
X large assortment of
the finest, and the beet, and the cheapest to be
hud in the country.
Latest and most popular always on hand.
Instruction Books, Music, Primers', Ac
of all grades and patterns supplied to order.
Photograph Albums and Engravings of distingu
Also, a fine assortment of
CniLDREX'S PICTURE BOOKS
to suit all ages and sizes. Positively the largest
North-Carolina Supreme Court Reports ;
North-Carolina Form Books ;
Swaim's Justice Revised ;
Cantwell's Law Practice ;
Bluckstone's Commentaries ;
English Reports, &c., ifcc.
to suit the Clergy. As well as the be t
all sizes aud prices of
BIHLRS AXD TESTAMENTS,
ift Bible Society rates, (probably the cheapest
books in the world.) Also,
MAPS, CHARTS, &C,
large and small of all the countries in the world.
They also publish
a Religious Family Journal, undoubtedly one of
the cheapest and best Weeklies in the South, only
3.00 per annum.
of all kinds neatly ond promptly executed.
of all kinds done, promptly, and in the best
N. B. Wo buy for cash, and can afford to sell
cheap. We will not be undersold, call and try
TURNER'S ALMANAC FOR 1867,
is now ready.
BRANSON & FARRAR,
No. 1, Fayetteville Street.
Raleigh, October 12, 1866. 89 tnov23.
HAVE JUST RETURNED FROM NEW
York, where I purchased a well selected Stock
They are NOW in Store, and ready for inspec
29 FayetteTille Street,
The old Stand of
EVANS fc COOKE
The Store recently occupied by
D. C. MURRAY.
LADIES DRESS GOODS,
Consisting in part of English and French Merino,
DeLaines, Poplins, Alapaccas, Black Silks, &c.
A large Stock of Calicos, Hoop Skirts, Balmo
ral Skirts, latest styles.
Ladies Shawls, Cloaks, Bonnets, Seasides,
Men's wear of all grades, both as to quality and
Ladies' Shoes comprising every shape and
quality. Shoes for Misses and Children.
The largest and most complete assortment of
Boots and Shoes for Men, Youths, Boys and
children, that has been brought to the Market
for many years.
HATS AND CAPS,
for Men and Boys, almost without number.
Trunks, Traveling Bags, &c, &c.
I board no one in New York or elsewhere to
buy goods for me. I buy for myself, and all
ask of my friends In the City, County or State, at
large, is to give me a call, and my Goods will be
advertised more effectually than can be done
through newspapers, or hand bills. For me to
COME TO COOKE'S
where you can be served cheaper than anywhere
else, is all gammon. It is mere stuff. Come and
examine my Goods. It the prices don't suit,
To the public, who patronized me in days gone
by, I return my grateful acknowledgments, and
hope to act in future so as to merit yonr favor.
GEORGE T. COOKE.
Raleigh, Sept, 27, 1866. 83 tf.
PAINTS t PAINTS 1 1
-fTTHITE LEAD, LINSEED OIL, VARNISH
V V ES, and Colors of all kinds, suitable for
House, Carriage and Sign painting.
WllilJftiYia & HA I WOOD.
Oct 30. . - 96 lm.
- KEROSENE OR "OAL OIL,
OF THE VERY BEST QUALITY, CON
STANTLY on band at the Drug 8tore of
WILLIAMS s HAYWOOD.
Oct, SO . 96 lnw
". LAMPS! LAMPS II
A LARGE AND BEAUTIFUL STOCK OF
Hand, Parlor, Passage, Bracket - and sift
pension Lamps and Lamp Chimneys of nil sizes
for sale at WILLIAMS & HAYWOOD'S.
Oct. 80. . 9ft lm.
SALE: OEIHIARLpTTEiiWI YARD'
Barest of Refugees, Freed, ana A band. Laads,
HXADKiUABTBRB AsST- COM.J STAXB OF N. C.
'X'?y--z-:. lUliaii, .SL" Ut, 1869.
IN COMPLIANCE WITH INsyBTfcnONS
from the Commissioner of Bureau of Refugees,
. Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, d'lted Washing
ton, September 28th, 1866, and bv ' virtue of an
. thority given in section 12 of the aet of Congress
passed July 16th, 1866, entitled "An Act to con
: tinne in force and to amend An- Aet to establish
a Bureau for the relief ol Freedmen and Refugees,'
' and for other purposes." I will sell at Charlotte,
N. C, on the premises, at public auolion, to tha
r highest bidder on . ' i ; . ; v " - ' . --
1 1... oj j-.. m.t n..u-'- orr
IfetwMn thri hanrn of 10 Ai M.. and 9 P. M- th
following property formerly belonging to the so
called Confederate Government : -' -- -Two
lots, 100 feet front each on Trade Street, and
" about 612 feet deep, designated m the plan of said -'
town; as lots 2S7 and 238, In sqoare 86, being pro
perty formerly owned by Wm.- Allison deceased,
and sold under a decree of a Court of .Equity for
purposes of partition, &c. Said property was con
veyed to the so-called Confederate States Govern-
1 -.T T T A 1 I . XV TJTlll-
the Couutv of Mecklenburg and State of North
Carolina, by deed dated Jnly 13th, 1863. - -" . ,
' These lots are to be sold without the buildings
thereon, except a two story frame house; 87 x c2 .
' on lot 237, which will be sold with the lot. : .
This is a valuable property, having a front upon
' one of the principal streets of Charlotte, and run-
desirable in we ciiyior mercantile oraianutactur-
rill also sell on the same day,' on the Fair
grounds of the Mecklenburg Agricultural Society,
eight or more frame buildings built and used by
the so-called Confederate Government as. hos
TERMiS : For the real estate. Cash,' in Government-funds,
on the delivery of a warranty deed
therefor, in the name ot the United States; for
the buildings. Cosh, In Government rands on tha
day of sale, the buildings to be removed within
five days thereafter.
TH08. P. JOHN8TON,
Capt. & A. Q. M., Bu.R., F. A.
Brevet Major U. 8. Vols.
Nov. 9, 1866 101 tiU Dec. 3d. .
JAND FOR SALE. ' .'.
1 WILL SELL MY PLANTATION AT
Speight's Bridge, Greene Co., N. C,
and give immediate possession. It contains one
thousand acres of land one-third cleared, and in
a good state for cultivating Cottony Corn, &c.
It posi-esses fine water power, ana Is 14 miles
from the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad has
on it a comfortable dwelling house and all neces
sary houses for farming purposes, including a
Cotton Gin, Screw, fcc.
I will also sell to the purchaser my - Horses,
Mules, other stock and farming utensils. Terms
reasonable. WILLIAM FAIRCLOTH.
Nov. 11, 1866. 102 tw-t
WILL FIND AT OCR STORE, SPICES OF
all kinds, Cooking Extracts, Cooking
Wine, Gelatine, Soda, Cream of Tartar, Pearlash,
Salaratus, Potash, Concentrated Lye, Batb Bricks,
Bottom Stone, Stove Polish, Starch and Blueing.
WILLIAMS & HAYWOOD.
Oct 80. 96 lm
FRENCH WINDOW GLASS.
BOXES WINDOW GLASS, ALL SIZES,
) in first rate order. Better glass and less
broken than the American. For sale by
WILLIAMS & HAYWOOD.
Oct 80. . , 96 lm
H. w. PU1XJAM. W. H. JONES. GBO. W. 8WBPBON
PULLIAM & JONES & CO.,
Wholesale Grocers and Commission
TTAYE IN 8TORE A LARGE STOCK OF
L1 y ;
which is offered at the lowest cash prices. They
respectfully solicit orders from the Merchants oi
PULLIAM, JONES & CO.
Raleigh, May 1, 1866. , 20 tf.
Henry I. Hesselbach,
(OPPOSITE THE MARKET HOUSE,)
HAS RE-OPENED HIS STOVE BUSI
NESS, and keeps constantly on hand a fine
and larp-e assortment of
Cooking, Parlor and Box Stoves,
Stove Pipes and other sheet iron work will be
done at low rates and the shortest notice. -
He also has on hand a large assortment of self
manufactured Copper and Tin Ware, snch as
Turpentine and Brandy Stills, fcc., &c
He is also prepared for Roofing and Gutter
ing of all descriptions. All kind of repairing in
his line promptly attended to.
Raleigh, Oct. 16, 1866. 91 3mtw.
WILLIAMS & HAYWOOD,
HAVE NOW IN STORE, FOR THE FALL
trade, a well selected stoek of
DRUGS, MEDICINES, Chemicals, Paints,
Oils, Dye-Btuffs, Patent Medicines, Trusses, Per
fumery, Fancy Foods, &c, &c.
Which they offer for sale at the most reasona
ble prices for cash, or in exchange for Wheat,
Cotton, Flaxseed and Beeswax. Orders prompt
ly filled and forwarded by Express, C. O. D., to
all parts of the country.
Raleigh, Oct. 30. 96 lm.
Grand Secretary's Office, I
Raleigh, Oct. ICth, 1866. - J
THE OFFICERS, MEMBERS AND REPRE
SENTATIVES of the Grand Lodge of Free
and Accepted Masons of North-Carolina will
meet in this City, on Monday evening, I he third
of December next, at 7 o'clock, tor the transac
tion of such business as may be submtted to their '
The Officers of subordinate Lodges are reques
ted to attend in person or cause proper delegates
to be appointed, in obedience to the constitution
and general regulations of the Grand Lodge.
WILT JAM T. BAIN,
Oct. 18, 1866. 91 twtd
"J" AST NOTICE.
CREDITORS OF THE ESTATE OF R. C.
Maynard deceased, are again requested to pre
sent their claims ; and those indebted to the same
will please make an early settlement. My friends
W. R. Barbam of Raleigh, and L. C. Edwards of
Granville, will attend to my matters in my absence.
JOHNS. LEACH, '
Adm'n. of R. C. Maynard, dee'd.
Leachburg, Johnston County.
Nov. 7, 1866. .101 3t
DESIRABLE CITY PROPERTY FOR
I OFFER MY HOUSE AND LOT IN RA
LEIGH, near the Deaf and Dumb Asylum and
the residence of the Rev. Dr. Lacy, for sale. It la
a half acre lot. .
The House is two stories with an L., consisting
of six comlortable rooms with fire places, a porch
and piazza. Necessary ontbildings and a good
pump are on the premises. The garden spot ia
excellent. An opportunity and bargain are offered
those wishing to purchase a comfortable and
healthy residence. L. S. PERRY.
Raleigh, Nov. 8, 1866. 100 lOtrw
$200 PER MONTH AND EXPENSES PAID
Male or Female Agents, to introduce a Newand
Useful Invention, of absolute utility in every
household. Agents preferring to work on Com
mission can earn from $20 to $50 per day. For
lull particulars, enclose stamp, and address
W. G. WILSON & CO.
Oct. 29 Sm. Cleveland, Ohio.
WAKK COUHTT. ,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT IN AC
CORDANCE with an order ot His Honor, Judge
A. S. Merrimon, made at the fall term ot the Su
perior Court, there will be a special term of the
Snperior Court of Wake County, held at the
Court Honse, in the City ot Raleigh, on the 2d '
Monday of December next, tor one week, for the
transaction of civil business.
Witnesses in all Civil Cases are required to at
tend the Special Term, . under the. same rules,
forfeitures, and penaltiesVand with the same pri
vileges, a if the Term were a Regular Term.
: -:; ::i'V'." Clerk of Superior Court.
Raleigh. Oct 29, 1866. &-lwU
REMEMBER THAT W. H. & R. 8. TUCK
ER & CO., will sell GOOD GOODS at mod
erate rates for the Cash.
Aug. 25, 1866.