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"I A.M .A. SOUTHERMMAN, OF SOUTHERN IHIlSrOIIIL.ES.9,-ICx-XJ. S. Senator Jefferson Davis.
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NEW SERIES, VOL. 2. $ tJ I
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Mitu John Norfloet.
r im aiSiiovERi Beoj. Nortleet, Joseph Cobb, H.
C. C'lie try and H org Matliewson.
S::-s:het and Treasurer Rotwirt Whitehurst.
! ".....t vbll .1. B. Hyatt.
I'-.T.x Vx'nvii Altiuiurc Macnair, Geo. 1V11 mid
1 .i E. Sim.iii!i.
.i. ruir Court Clerk and Prolate .'rf'
II L. Statn, Jr.
i.ister of Deals - U-x. McCabe.
s!., -riff -A a 'l'U Colih.
Treasurer -Robt. II. Austin.
S-trc'-!nr3'iu E. Raker.
S. uooi Rri.niners. U. H. Shaw, Wm. A.
l'.i'i:an and R- S. Williams.
Keeper I'oor House Win. A. DiiS'sran.
f -n nisiionert Jno Lancistor. Chairnisii,
tlev Well, J. B. W. Sorviil-, Frank Dew,
M. Exeia. A. McCabe, Clerk.
R RIVAL ANP DKPARTURE OF MAILS
NORTH AND SOUTH VIA W. 4 . R. K.
!. Tarboro' (daily! nt - - W
rn-at Tierboro' (daily)at - - 3 o') r. 31.
WSUINGTON MAIL VIA GREENVILLE.
FALKLAND AND SPARTA.
l. ive Tarburo' (daily) at A. M.
M-nvf :at Tarboro' (daily) at - U f. M.
Tlic XighUand llio Place, of IWcetliijr-
CoiK-ord R. A. Chapter No. 5, N. M. Law-
reaci- Hi"b Priest, Masonic Hall, monthly
co;ivoWiou8 lirst Thursday in evury month at
-10 o'clock A. M.
' Concord Lods;e No. 58, Thomas Gallin,
- Master, Masonic Hall, meets first Friday night
it 7 o'clock r. M. and itnra oaiaruaj j.u
o'clock A. M. in every month.
Heiiiton Encampment No. 13, I. O. O. F.,
Dr. Jos. H. Baker, Chief Patriarch, Odd Fel
lows' Hall, meets every first and third Thurs
day of each mouth.
EJjrecombe Lodge No. 50, I. O. O. F.,
J. II. Raker, N (?., Odd Fellows' Hall, meets
every Tuesday night.
Edgecombe Council No. 122, Friends of
Temperance, meet every Friday uitrht at the
Odd Fellows' Hall.
Advance Lodge No. 2, I. O. G. T., meets
everv Wednesday night at Odd Fellows' Hall
Episcopal Church Services every Sunday
at 10 1-2 o'clock A. M. and 5 P. M. Dr. J. B.
Methodist Church Services every third,
Sunday at 11 o'clock. Rev. Mr. Swindell,
Presbyterian Church Services every bun
day (except the 4th), Rev. T.J. Allicou, Stated
Supply. Weekly Prayer meeting, Wednesday
Missionary Baptist Church Service? the
4th Sunday in every niOLth, at 11 o'clock.
Rev. T. R. Owen, Pastor.
Primi'ive Baptist Church Service f.:-t
Saturday and Sunday of each mouth ut. 11
AJtms' Hotel, comer Main and Pitt Sts.
O. F. Adams, Proprietor.
Mrs. Pender's, (formerly Gregory Hotel,)
Main Street, opposite "Enquirer" Office,
Mr6. M. Pender, Proprietress.
Bank of New Hanover, on Main Street,
next door to Mr. M. Weddell. Capt. J. D.
Camming, Cashier. Office hours from SJ A.
II. to 3 P. M.
Southern Express Office, on Main Street,
closes every morning at o'clock.
N. M. Lawkesce, Agent.
Tarboro', N. C.
0, F. ADAMS, Proprietor.
THIS HOTEL IS NOW OPEN FOR THE
accomodation of the traveling public,
and no pains will be spared to make all -who
stop at this Hotel comfortable and pleasant.
The table will be supplied with the best the
market affords, and served up by experienced
hands . The proprietor only ask a trial, for
the public to be convinced.
Jan. , 1374. tf.
WEBER'S BAKERY !
rrIIIS OLD ESTABLISHED BAKERY IS
A now ready to supply the people of Tar
boro and vicinity with all kinds ol
Bread, Cakes, French and Plain
Candies, Nuts, Fruits,
cfc, gc, $-c,
embracing every thing usually kept in a Firet
Class Establishment of the kind.
Thankful for the liberal patronage oT the
past the undersigned asks a continuation,
with the promise of satisfaction.
Private Families can always liave
tlieir Cakes Halved here nt short
Gr&ecs for Parties & Balks
promptly filled. Call and examine our tock,
next door to Bank of New Hanover.
Nov. 4.-ly. JACOB WEBER.
CHAMBERLAIN & RAWLS,
FINE JEWELRY, FINE
JL' Watches Sterling Silver
Ware Silver Plated W are, wlj 'H
WEf" Fine Watches Repaired Faithfully
aud Scientifically, and Warranted.
TARBORO, N. C.
Jan. 5, 1872.
CRAM), SQUARE & UPRIGHT
Have received upwards of FIFTY FIRST
PREMIUMS, and are among the best now
made. Every instrument fully warranted for
live years. Prices as low as the exclusive
use of the very best materials and the most
thorough workmanship will permit. The
principal pianists and composers, and the
piano-purchasing public of the South espe
cially, unite in the unanimous verdict of the
superiority of t! SIIEFF PIANO. The
DURABILITY of our instruments is full v
established by over SIXTY SCHOOLS AND
COLLEGES iu the South, using over U)0 ot
Sole Wholesale Agents for several of the
princi-jal manufacturers of Cabinet and Par
lor Organs ; prices from $50 to $600. A lib
eral discount to Clergymen and Sabbath
A large assortment of second-hand Pianos,
at prices ranging from 75 to fa00, always on
Send for Illustrated Catalogue, containing
the names of over 2,000 Southerners who h ive
bought and are using the Stieff Piano.
CHAS. M. STIEFF.
Warerooms, No. 9 North Liberty St
P , . BALTIMORE, M. D.
fVtones, 84 & 80 Camden St., and 45 & 47
P fl frf 1'Aaf I I MM V f f k J X2&r Ejl ll'WJJMm,, - m l i m , m Mil, ijp iMiLl
Htijyj -HEWS 1 1
Is an Oltl and Tried Foumal having
just Enteral upon the Fifty
Third Jear or its
Although endorsed as the organ of the Democratic-Conservative Party
in Edgecombe, it ia independent in its management and 6upport and subject
to the demands and wishes of no tuau or party. It is Democratic, however,
to the backbone, but reserves the ri'l't of journalism to criticise the conduct
and measures of the party.
Having supplied ourselves at a heavy cost with the most improved ma
chinery and every variety of the latest stylos of types, we are prepared to do
Fine Job Printing faU tincIs in a stJ'le superior to any other office
in this section at lower pkices than any other establishment for the best
quality of work. None but skilled workmen employed, who execute all
vork promptly and with the utmost dispatch. We can furnish at short no
tico and at cheap rates,
Blanks, Bill Heads..
Letter Heads, Cards,
Programmes, Hand Bills,
Circulars, &c, &c.
The wants of COUNTY 6f'FICIALS is made a SPECIALTY.
STSEND IN YOUR ORDERS. -S3
The Tahdoro' Southersk is live, reliable, high-toned and courteous, and
uevotd to Politics, News and Literature, and giving, as it does, especial at
tention to matters of the ;
LATEST LOCAL AND GENERAL INTERESTS,
It is invaluable as a xEws-paper and should bo a constant visitor to every
Oreside in Edgecombe an; adjacent counties.
Being received on the cay of publication in PITT and MARTIN, it con
tains later news for tfye titizens of those counties, than any other paper,
daily or weekly, that efu reach them.
Is invited from our fo:ds in all sections. We are determined to make the
Tabboro' SorinERSEf :iie most reliable and comprehensive news medium in
our section. Agent4 th whom we will make special arrangements, are
wanted to assist us intending our circulation which is already the largest
of any weekly in Eas:Carolina
Should advert to t6:act that our territory being the finest and most pros
perous Agricultural ection in the State, or rather the Eden of the South,
the (South erner-Eti'irer is without a superior a3 an advertising medium.
Our rates are comf ratively very low.
The Tarboro' ;therxer is also a large, thirty-two column paper and
contains more ch o reading matter than any East Carolina cotemporary.
None but the best elections, literary, scientific and moral, published. It is,
therefore, excellei as a Piresido Companion. - No family should be without
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE, $2 PER ANNUM,
which must b lid is advance, since the new postal law requiring the pub
lishers to prepf- postage. Try it for 1875.
-Any prson sending us a club of six subscribers accompanied by
the Cash, will a furnished a copy free.
For further iarticulars, address
Oliarles Sr Williamson,
Publishers and Proprietors,
TARBORO', N. C
WATERfffiE W SCALE PIANOS.
SQUARE d UPRIGHT e
touch elastic, tie tone powerful, pure and
even tkrougl he entire t-eale, yet mellow and
Waters Concerto Organs
cannot be celled iu tone or beauty ; they
defy cniupttiou. The Concerto Stop is a
tine liu latii of the Human Voice.
Warrant lor C, vci-rs. PRICES EX
TUEMELTLOW lor cash or part cash, and
balance innonthly or quarterly payment.
Second-hat instruin nis taken in exchange
for new ; fto, foi s.:;.- at. ureat bargains.
Ageuts ''il in everv county in the United
States. T liberal di-count i Teachers,
Ministers Churches, Schools. Lodges, etc.
Illustrate Catalogues, mailed.
I HORACE WATERS A SON,
tw ,41 Broadway, N. Y. P. O. Box 35U7.
Song of Grace and Glory !
The-y best Sunday-school song book.
By Wi. Shenviii and S. J. Vail. 100 pages,
splenill hymns, choice mus-ic, tinted jiaper,
super!' binding. Price in boards K5 cents ;
$3.00 Jr dozen ; $30 per hundred. A speci
men ftiy in paper cover mailed for 25 cents.
8i.ew songs, in pamphlet form, lor Sun-day-ools,
concerts or anniversaries, from
" Sons of Grace and Glory." Price, S'J per
huul'd. Specimen copy of the auniveesary
sonfand live sample pages ot the book
maiM for three-cent stamp. Publishers,
HORACE WATERS & SON,
i 4M Broadway, N. Y. P. O. Box 35G7.
I. 18,1874. 8m
Pney Grove School.
ITis with pride that I call the attention tf
ie public to the condition of Pmey Grove
Fie VVhitc School under my luauairemeBit
1 are had an average attendance of 25 seltol
ai and they have mada rapid progress. A
I'xpeet to siake school teaching my permai
nut occupation, 1 put this before the publie
I). J. HUNT.
3ct. 9,1874. t.
Q Lull fc'ift J VTfiPni -SS)
1 ?k f ' T wiiniiii.ujiiiiii g -swL. V
SAVE YOUR WIONEY
BY BUYING AT THE
LIVE BOOK STORE.
ryillE undersigned having just returned
JL from New York with a FULL STOCK,
BOOKS, STATIONERY, FANCY GOODS,
SOAPS, CIGARS, TOBACCO,
respectfully solicits the patronage of the
public. Having bought at PANIC PRICES,
I aur. prepared to olfer inducements.
QUICK SALES AND SMALL PROFITS
IS MY MOTTO.
Bjp"I am also Agent for the American
Cyclopaedia, Thistle Edition of Waverly,
Stamps and Seals, Shet Music, Gline's Slate
Roof Painting and latest periodicals and pa
pers. T. E. LEWIS,
at. Redmond's Old Stand.
Tarboro', April 10, 1874. tf.
A number of
new and sec
ond band PI
ANOS 4 OR
hand for sale
cheap for cash
and by install
TUNING & MUSIC
Every NEW PIANO from this this
house W ark anted to possess all the im
provements claimed by manufacturers gener
ally. Prices reasonable. Terms accommo
dating. Correspondence solicited. aug21-ly
A NOTE of date otFeb. 23rd, 1874, for the
sum of $421.07, drawn In favor of J. W.
J. House and signed by James Whitehurst,
has been lost. All persons are warned not to
trade for the above note, and the drawer is
notified not to pay the same.
J. W. J. HOUSE.
Sept. 25. lm
TARBORO', N. C, FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 1875.
THE FAVORITE HOME REMEDY.
U tmiiiMillj a Kamil Medieiue; and by l-.-(
Imk kept ready fr immediate resort will Bav
n.iiny at, h.xirxjf suffering jHid many v4yk
Uir in ihue and doetir' bil's. , .
After ovt r Forty Years' trial it is still r.
reiving the most unquaiitied t stimonials to
" virtues frum pusnus of tb- highest cUar
actcr and rspou.-iti.lit. . Emim lit. pliysiciaut
euiuiiu mi it a t lie most
For all (Use isos o! the Liver, ttloiuarh aud
Tun fcY i I'TOMSof Liver fomplni.it. art
a bilti-i or bad ta.ste'in the luoutli ; P.in In
the B ick, fMdes or .Joints, often mistaken for
Rheumatism ; Sour Stomach ; Loss of Apep
tile ; Howe's abe nately costive and lax;
Headache; Lims of memory, with a painful
seusaiion of having failed to do some king
which o".eht to have been done ; Debility,
Low Spirits, a thick yellow appearance of the
Skin and Exes a dry Cough ,ol'teu mistaken
Sometimes many ol these symptoms attead
the disease, at others very few ; but the Liver,
the largest organ iu the bodv, is genera ly the
seat of the disease, and if not Kegulated in
thue, great sutleriug, wretchedness and Death
For Dyspepsia, Constipation, Jauudice,
Bilious attacks, Sick Haadacbe, Colic, De
pression of Spirits Sour Stomach, Heart
Burn, itc., itc.
The Cheapest, Purest and Best Family Medi
cine in the World!
Manufactured only by
J. U. ZEIL1N & CO.,
Macon, Ga., and Philadelphia.
Price, $1.00. Sold by all Druggists.
Piedmont Air-Line Railway.
RICHMOND & DANVILLE. RICHMOND
& DANVILLE R. W.. N. C. DIVIS
ION, AND NORTH WEST
ERN N. C. li. W.
CONDENSED TIME TABLE-
In effect on and after Sunday, D--c. 27, 1874.
stations. Mail. Express.
Leave Charlotte 10 00 p. m. 8.35 a.m.
' Air-Line Jct'n.10.08 " 8.56 "
" Salisbury, 12.20 a. m. 10.54 "
" Greensboro' 3.43 " 1.15 p.m.
Danville. C.13 " 3.36 "
" Dundee, 6.25 " 8.20 "
" liurkvil!e, 11.33
Arrive at Richmond, 2.22 P. M. 11.09 "
stations. Mail. Express.
Leave Richmond, 1.38 p. M. 5.03 a. m.
" Burkville, 4.41 "
" Dundee, 9.25 "
" Danville, 9.29 " 1.12 p. m.
' Greensboro', 12 35 a. m. 4.15 "
" Salisbury, 3.27 6.45 '
" Air-Line Jnct'n,6.15 " 8.58 "
Arrive at Charlotte, 6 22 " 9.05 '
GOING EAST. GOING WEST.
statioss. Mail. Mail.
L've Greensboro','?' 3.35 a.m. dArr.ll.30PM
o. onops, c. o.uo " jL'velU.lo "
" Raleigh, g. 8.48a. m. 5.38 "
Arr. at Goldsboro.l 11.25 " & L've 2.35p.m
NORTH WESTERN N. C. R. R.
Leave Greensboro 4.25 p M
Arrive at Salem C.10 "
Leave Salem 9.20 p m
Arrive at Greensboro 11.15 "
Passenger train leaving Raleigh at 5.41
i . M., connects at Greensboro' with the
Northern bound train ; making the quickest
time to all Northern cities. Price of Tick
ets sune as via other routes.
Train-, to aud from points East of Greens
boro' connect at Greensboro' with Mail
Trains to or from points North or South.
Trains daily, both ways.
On Sundays Lynchburg Accommodation
leave Richmond at 9.00 A. M., arrive at
Burkeville 12.43 P. M., leave Bui keville 4.35
A. M., arrive at Richmond 7.58 A. M.
Tnllman Palace Cars on all night trains
between Charlotte and Richmond, (without
For further information address
S. E. ALLEN,
Gen'l Ticket Agent,
Greensboro, N. C.
T. M. R. TALCOTT,
Engineer & Gen'l Superintendent.
THE nndcrsigued takes pleas ue in inform
intr the public that he has established
in Williamstou a large and tirst-class
Livery, Sale and Exchange
at which be is prepared to board horses by
the day, week or month. Having a good
stock of hors 8 always on band, he wih sell
or exchange on reasonable terms. He will
also 6eud passengers about the country at
moderate rates. Drovers will always find at
his Stables ample accommodations.
JAMES M. L. 8ITERSON,
Williamston, N. C.
P. S. Any person communicating with him
can have a cr .veyance sent to any part de
sired. J. M. L. S.
Jan. 30, 18V4. ly.
A. A. WILLIAttSOX
AND DEALER IN
Boots & Shoes, Tin and Wood
en Ware, &c.
Ialn St., - Tn rboro', IV. C
April 19. ly
THESE Mills are in excellent running or
der, and will make good Flour and Meal,
and would ask those who have wheat they
want ground to give us a trial.
LAWRENCE & MOORE,
Sparta, N. C.
I have on band near W. E. Suggs' house.
Three Hnudred Thousand feet of GOOD
SEASONED LUMBER, whict 1 will ssll at
low rates. E. L. EOORE,
July 24.-tf. Sparla, N. C.
January 29, 1857
-.- Queen of my life.
Upon my heart's most guarded wall
The sentry waits thy royal call:
For thee the gates wide open swing,
F r thee the bells their welcome ring,
' - For thee The Queen !
For thee my love my life, my Queen !
Queen of my love.
With royal grace of tenderness
Thy 3wcet lips speak alone to bless :
Eajiassionof my nature stands
Ob,, trfceO thy loved commands
or pure, serene,
Thou reign'st of all my life the Queen.
Queen of my borne.
Thy castle' though too mean for thee.
Holds treasures worth a kingdom's fee
Enthroned in thy womanhood :
In all things pure and sweet and good,
Thou regin'st serene
My c M Urea's mother and my Queen!
A M00 LIGHT ADYEVURE.
BY JUDGE CLARK.
I hardly know whether I was in
love with r attie Brown or not. She
wae one of those artful, bewitching
minxs who often leave a man in
doubt as to whether his heart is
captured or only his head turned.
Which was my case, if the
reaJer is able to judge, he can do
more than I can.
Pattie would sigh, and languish,
and talk sentiment to my heart's
content; but whenever I sought to
the point, and obtain a categorical
answer, she would dodge the issue
with as much skill as a veteran
I was determined, at last, to
bring matters to a crisis.
The occasion I selected was that
of & grand masqued ball, at which
I had no doubt Pattie would be
present, where in the freedom al
lowed on such occasions, I resolved
to press my suit, and take nothing
short of 'yes' or 'no' for an. answer.
I went so far as to purchase a
handsome engagement ring, deter
mined, if the response were favora
ble, to place it on her finger forth
with, and seal the compact on the
1 got myself up a Romeo, in a
style that would have caused the
hearts or the Montagues to swell
with pride, and those of the Capu
lets to burst with envy.
'iZow stunning Smith looks,' I
heard more than once whispered,
as I roamed up and down in search
of Pattie. But Pattie wasn't there,
or if she was, her disguise was too
complete to be penetrated.
As I walked anxiously about,
my attention was attracted by the
most piquant of shepherdesses,
whose movements betrayed a per
plexity equal to my own. As she
passed her steps faltered.
'Pardon me, sir ; I fed fain,'
she murmured, resting her hand
upon my arm, as if for momentary
billow me to conduct you to the
She thanked me gracefully and
assented, explaining that she was a
stranger, and had become separated
from her friends.
The cool air revived her ; and,
after a short walk through the
grounds, her strength and spirits
seemed entirely restored.
iZer conversation was vivacious
and witty. But when shr same to
talk of the moonlight, and flowers,
and poety, I found that in the field
of sentiment she coufd beat Pattie
two to one. In fact, I couldn't
help think how tame Pattie's rhap-
sodies, over which I had been wont
to go into ecstacies, would sound in
comparison with the transcendent
outbursts of the little sheperdess.
a retired nook, almost hidden
by the shrubbery, we found a rustic
seat of which we took possession,
feeling, or feigning to feel, weari
ness after our walk.
The moon shone out in uncloud
ed majesty ; and beneath her radi
ence, the flowers and blossoms
which surrounded us, gemmed with
dew-drops, bloomed with a bright
ness which the more ambitious god
of day might well have given half
of his glory to witness.
And how the little shepherdess
improved the occasion ! If Luna,
female as she is, had stopped in
her course to listen to the enchant
ing flaterry lavished upon her, I'm
sure it could hardly have been ac
counted a mirracle.
'Pray remove your mask,' I ven
tured to say at last first laying
aside my own. 'I must look upon
the face that mirrors thought bo
1 fear you will be disappointed,'
8he replied 'still, I have nothing
to disguise, and if you will dispell
the illuston under which you labor,
the punishment may be your own.'
The features she exposed were of
surpassing loveliness. Just dark
enough to entitle her to be called a
brunette, her complexion had that
pearly transparency of which the
purest of blondes can rarely boast.
JJer eyes sparkled like diamonds,
and yet were soft as gazelle's. The
contour of her bead and face was
I fairly lost my recson. So the
reader will think when I relate that,
without further ceremony, I threw
myself on my knees, to the no email
detriment of Romeo's finest hose;
aud producing the ring I had purch
ased for Pattie, I incontinently
placed it on the shepherdess' engage
ment finger. I entreated her to
wear it for the sake of one thence
forward doomed to be her slave, and
who sought no other boon than that
a dying of unrequitted love. '
heavens knows to what pitch of
absurdity I should have gone, had
not the little shepherdess, .who
seemed not unmoved by my appeal
indeed ehe turned aside hr head
and fiirlj shook w&h some ert 4f
emotion interrupted me with v the
'Stay ! there's one of my
sprang to my feet, but not be
for I had imprinted on kiss upon
her lips, clasped her, for one brief
moment, to my throbbing breast.
As I turned, I stood confrontod
by a fierce looking brigand who too,
was in a tremor of emotion. I laid
my hand upon my sword. Perhaps
he was a rival. As the thought
flashed upon me, I felt aroused with
in me all the rancor of the ancient
ouse of Montague, and had the
stranger so much as 'bitten his
thumb,' at me, 1 should probably
have run him through for a Capulet. j
As it was, 1 tore myself from the
Bcene, and hastened to my lodgings. I
A night's sleep measurably res
tored my senses. VVheu a man has
made a fool of himself over night,
it's wonderfu! how clearly he sees
it on waking up in the morning.
My costly ring was gone The
shepherdess was gone. And what
all, had she ever been to me ? A
fleeting vision that had crossed my
path a mere adventuress, perhaps.
Were Pattie Brown and her sub
stantial fortune to be sacrificed for
such a phantom ? Not by a man in
his sober senses.
Like an awakened prodigal, I
resolved to arise and go unto Pattie,
and have if out with her at once.
I found her alone, and had
just begun to repeat for her edfica
tion some of the compliments in.
spired by the charms of the little
ehepherdes the night before, when
my eye fell upon a object that struck
me dumb. It was the identical
ring I had giveu the shepherdess on
attie's finger !
'Were you at the ball last night?'
inquired Pattie, seemingly seeking
to relieve my embarrassment.
I Iwas stammered, guiltily.
'So was Cousin Charlie,' said
Pattie, with a rougish twinitle in
'Cousin Charlie V I have repeat
ed ; I 'havn't the honor to know
'No,' repled pattie ; 'he only
came yesterday to pay us a short
visit. You can't imagine how
handsome he is !
'I dare not say,' I answored,
'As pretty as a girl ! exclaimed
Pattie with feeling.
'He went to the ball last night
a3 a shepherdess,' she continued.
The dhuce he did !' I interupt
'Yes' and Pattie's eye twinkled
still more 'and one silly fellow,
tricked out as a Romeo, actually
made love to him, and hugged and
kissed him into the bargain !'
I staid to hear no more. It was,
then, 'Cousin Charlie whom I had
embraced and kissed and made my
self a fool over, to say nothing of
bestowing my ring upon him ! And
1 have a suspicion to this day that
the ilNlooking brigand was no other
than Pattie Brown herself.
I have only to add that Pattie
and cousin Charlie were married in
less than a month.
Because She was Too Short, Ho Left
Her at Homo Too Long.
The legal questions in the Tilton
Beecher case are now in process of
solution by a court and jury ; but
the moral aspects are still appro
priate subjects for newspaper dis
cussion. Going back of everything else we
find, according to Mrs. Tilton's
statement, tbat the primary cause
of the domestic infelicity of herself
and her husband grew out of the
very great disparity in their height.
She was too short, or he was too
tall. There was too much differ
ence of altitude betwixt them. He
was ashamed of her because the top
of her head only came about up to
his shoulder, poor thing ! just as if
she could help it ! And worse still,
he told her so, heartless fellow !
And then, being mortified a her
diminutive appearance, this Blue
beard Longlegs, when ha went off
lecturing, took a taller woman with
him, and left his little wife at home,
all alone all alone ! Why didn't
he take them both ? I hen the tall
woman could have taken the 2Tay
pole's arm and the wife could have
taken the tall woman s arm, and
growling small by degrees and beau
tifully less, they would have consti
tuted a very passable trio. The
contrast would have been less strik
ing because it would not hare been
so sudden.- N. z. bun.
EXGOV.Z. B. VANCE.
The subject of this sketch, was
born in the county of Buncombe,
near the seat of justice, vlsheviUe,
in the mountains of North Carolina,
on the 13th of May, 1830. His
father was a most respected merch
ant. His mother's, father, Zebulon
Baird, was one of the trusted citizens
of Buncombe, for many years cho
sen as their representative in the
His father died when he was
quite young. His mother devoted
herself to bis training with the lor
ing and intelligent care which so
often distinguish ' and reward the
women of out land.
. Her slender means, however, pre
vented her giving him other eduou
tion in his boyhood than was afford
ed by the country schools, in which
Pike's Arithmetic and Webster's
Elementary Spelling Book, were
the chief textbooks. But young Zab.
had an inquiring mind. He read
with avidity every volume within
his reach, and being gifted with
great quickness and a strong
memory, in his boyhood began the
accumulation of the stores of illus
trations and strong apposite diction
which have mado him conspicuous
in his manhood. He had access to
few books, but those were good ones.
A gentleman, fresh from the senior
cla-s of the university, travelling in
Buncombe, was amazed at finding
the superior acquaintance and apt
ness of quotations from the Bible,
bhakespeare and Scott s novels, dis
puted by our half grown and half
educated mountain boy, and twenty
five years ago predicted his subse
In 1852 young Vance went to
tho University of North Carolina,
where he first in the branches to
which he devoted himself. He
here began the study of law and
soon afterwards was admitted to the
bar. He made Asheville his home
and soon commanded a fair share of
practice. He early became influen
tial with the jury, humor and ready
eloquence telling well on the mind
of the average mountaineer. He
tells on himself, with much glee,
the first compliment he received for
his forsensic efforts. 'Zeb., if you
can only get apast the Judge, I'd
as lief have you as any old lawyer.'
It was not long before his 'getting
past the Judge' was not the subject
Like most young men of active
and ambitious minds, Mr. Vance
went early into poliitics. He was
elected te the Legislature in 1854,
where he was one of the most promi
nent among tho young men, being
an enthusiastic Henry Clay Whig.
His peculiar powers were not fully
developed, however, until 1858,
when ho took the stump in opposi
tion to the lato W. W. Avery, as a
candidate for the National House of
Representatives in the Mountain
This district had once been Whig.
The DeoDlo. however, were devotedly
r i ' ' V
attached to Thomas J. Clingman,
who for many years represented
them in Congress. When Mr.
Clingman swung around to the
Democratic side, he retained his
ascendancy, notwithstanding his
change ef base, carrying the district,
in 1857, by 2,000 majority over his
Whig opponent. When, in con
sequence of being promoted to the
Senate, he resigned his seat, it was
generally thought Mr. Avery, a
man strong in debate and of an in
fluential family, would easily fill
the vacancy. When Mr. Vance
announced his intention to oppose
him, he was applauded for his gal
lantry, but laughed at for his sup
posed folly. In this campaign Mr.
Vance, then only 28 yean old, dis
played those quautes of a stump
orator and leader ef men for which
he is now so conspicuous and un-
eauaUed. Quick at repartee,
with anecedotes, which he tells
with happy humor, able to pass at
will from mirth-moving fun to in
vective, eloquence and pathos, by
his power of presenting arguments
and facts in an interesting light,
his consummate tact and winning
ways, 'he stole awaj the hearts of
the peopltL' He was elected by a
majority ak large as the year before
had been given to his Democratic
In the following year David
Coleman, another distinguished
Democrat, measured his strength
with the young Whig, but the effort
to disminish his majority failed.
Coleman met the fate of Avery, and
thenceforth Mr. Vance was supreme
west of tbe Blue Ridge.
In Congress he was an active and
wa'chful member, tie took sides
strongly and labored earnestly
against secession at the same time
warning the country against coer
cion of the Southern States by force
of arms. His appeals for the Union
in Congress, and before the people,
were earnest and powerful, but
when Sumpter was fired upon, like
nearly all the leading Union men of
North Carolina, Hadger, Urabam,
Ruffin. Gilmer, and others, believ
ing in the right of revolution, he
cast his lot with his native State,
and took up arms against the Union.
Whatever Mr. Vance does, he
doAs with all his might, lie was
one of the earliest volunteers,
marching to the seat of war rn
Virginia as a captain, in May, 1861.
It was not long before his promos
tion came, he having been elected
Colonel of the Twenty-sixth Regi
ment of North Carolina troops, in
August, 1861. He was among the
brave fighters who liov McClellan
to his ships iu the Jame, and hj
brought his regiment off safely,
when Branch's little army was over
whelmed by Buriside, at Newbern.
He shared cheerfully all the hard
ships and dangers of his men.
27e was a faithful and gallant
officer, and civilian? and soldiers
united in the demand that he should
be the next Governor of North
Carolina. H was chojen by an
overwhelming majority in 1862, and
two years latee by a similar vote,
over the late Governor W. W.
As Governor of North Carolina
in those troublous times, Mr. Vance
displayed talents for which even his
most ardent admirers had not given
him credit. Blessed with a strong
frame and hardy constitution, he
was able to go through an incredi
ble amount of hard work, mental
and physical. He exhibited admin"
istrative and executive powers of
the highest order. It became his
duty to aid the Confederate Gov
eeument in securing and maintain-,
ing in its armies the military con
tingent of North Carolina. It was
likewise his duty to assist, as com
mauuer-in-cniei oi ine miutia, in
repelling invasion of its territory.
It was his province to execute large
ly the Junctions ot a war minister,
and when the full history of the
war shall be written, it will be found
that he excelled all Southern Gov
ernors in vigor and ability in these
regards. He kept his State up to
the full measure of it: obligation
under the Cohstition of the Con
federacy. At the same time, he
was watchful that there should be
no infrigement of the rights of the
In the midst of the very death
struggles of the war, he insisted
that the millitary should be subor
dinate to the civil powers, it
should be known and remembered
throughout the civilised world that
all during the timo when the Con
federacy was vainly fighting for life,
and when one-fourth of the State
was overrun by contending armies,
the great privilege of the writ of
habeas corpus was never suspended.
North Carolina had Judges firm
enough to issue that great writ, and
a Governor brave enough to enforce
its mandates, in the midst of con-.
script camps, even in the lines of
troops drawn up in order of battle.
While Mr. Vance took care that
there should be no skulkers or de
sorters among those liable under the
conscript law, he took equal care
that all who claimed they were not
liable, should have on their petition
an impartial hearing before a judi
It was by his efforts likewise,
that supplies of clothing and other
needful articles were regularly im
ported trom Jbngland through the
blockading squadron at Wilmington.
All during 1863 and 1864 the de
parture and arrival of The Advance,
were watched for with breathless
interest by tho soldiers of North
Carolina, whose wants the Confed
erate Government could not sup
ply. And when in the excitement
during the trial of Wirt for bad
treatment of Federal prisoners,
an 1 effort was made by the enemies
of Mr. Vance to connect him with
the sufferings at the Salisbury pris
on, an examination showed that he
had been active in alleviating those
During 1864 there sprang up in
North Carolina a reactionary party,
headed by Holden and others, com
posed of those who despaired of tbe
success of the Confederacy. But
Cfov. Vance took the ground that
the power of making peace had
been devolved on that government
and that any separate State action
would bring not only disgrace, but
ruin to the State. He therefore
struggled with unfaltering conatan
cy for Southern success until tho
surrender of Gen. Johnson to Gen.
He now laid down his high office
with dignity, concious tbat he had
done his best, and that tbe defeat
of his plans was the act of God.
He renewed his vows of alliegance
to the General Government, deter
mined thenceforward to coatribute
all that in him lay to the advance ment
of his native State and the
dignity and glory of the Union.
He was arrested after the close
of the war. and suffered imprison
ment at Washington, on account of
his prominence in the struggle, but
on examination of his letter books
and other documents it was found
that his contest in the struggle was
according to the rules of civiliued
warfare, and the sentiment of the
Gorth being against personal pun
ishment for treason, he was honor
Gov. Vance then returned to the
practice of his profession, making
Charlotte his home.
In 1870 he was elected Senator
of the United States, but on ac
count of the disabilities imposed by
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