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BE SURE! YOU AEE lilGrHT : THEN GO AHEAD-D. Crockett.
TARBORO', N. C, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1876.
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m. 49., -
. as&fcSX iv fa t 1 J i m -m m m y m t y
Mxtob Fred. Philips.
Commissioners Jesse A. Williamson, Ja
cob Feldenheimer, Daniel W. Ilurtt, Alex.
McCabe, Joseph Cobb.
Skcretart & Trbasurer Kobt. White
hurst. Chief of Police John W. Gotten.
Assistant Police J. T. Mooc Jas. E.
Siutonson, Altitnore Macnair.
Superior Court Clerk and rrobate Judge
H. L. Statou, Jr.
Keyister of Deeds Alex. Mc'Jabe.
Sheri ff Joseph Cobb.
Treasurer Robt. II. Austin.
Ku ir John E. Baker.
Standard Keeper J. Is; liyaitr.
School Examiners. 11. II. Shaw, Wm. A.
Dusriran and K. S. Williams.
Keeper Poor House Wm. A. Duan.
Commissioners Jno. Lancaster. Chairman,
WilPV Well, J. B. W. Norville, Frank Dew,
M. Excm. A. McCabo, Clerk.
ARRIVATj and departure of mails
NORTH AND SOUTH VIA W. ft W. R. R.
-pave Tarboro' (daily) at 18 A. M.
Arrive at Tarboro' (daily) at - - 3 30 P.M.
WASHINGTON MAIL VIA GREENVILLE.
FALKLAND AND SPARTA,
liuave Tarboro' (daily) at - - 6 A. M.
Arrive tit Tarboro (daily) at - 8 P. M.
The Night ad the Plnco f Wetlir-
Concord R. A. Chapter No. 5, N. M. Law
rence, High Priest, Masonic Hall, monthly
convocations first Thursday in CTry menth at
10 o'clock A. M.
Concord Lodije No. 58. Thomas Gatlin,
Mater, Masonic Hall, meets first Friday night
t 7 o'clock P. M. and third Saturday at 10
o'clock A. M. in every month.
Itepiton Encampment No. 13, I. O. O F.,
I. B. Palamonntain, Chief Patriarch, Odd Fel
lows' Hall, meets every lirst and third Thurs
day of each month.
Elfooombe Lodire No. 50. I. (). O. F.,
T. W. Toler, N. O., Odd Fellows' Hall,
noet every Tuesday night.
Edgecombe Council No. 1"J3, Friends of
Temperance, meet every Friday nitiht at the
Odd Fellows' Hall.
Advance Lodcre No. 28, I. O. O. T., nuets
rv Wednesday night at there Hall.
Zanoah Lede, No. 233, I. O. B. B., meet
n tirst and third Monday nia;ht of every
Honth at Odd Fellows' Hall, A. Whitlock,
Episcopal Church Services every Sunday
at 10 1-2 o'clock A. M. and 5 P. M. Dr. J. B.
Bethodist Church Services every Fourth
Sunday of every month, morning and nisrht.
lt Sunday at nirht and 5th Sunday at night.
Rev. Mr. Swindell, Pastor.
Presbyterian Church Services every 1st,
fcdandSth Sabbaths. Rev. T. J. Allison,
Pator Weekly Prayer meeting, Thurs
Missionarf Baptist Church Services the
4th Sundav in every mOLth, miorning and
niht. Rev. T. R. Owen, Pastor.
Primitive Saptist Church Services first
Saturday and Eunday of each month at 11
Adams' Hotel, eornfr Main and Pitt Sts.
0. F. Adams, Proprie.or.
Southern Express Office, on Main Btrett,
closss every oiorninpr at 9 o'clock.
N. M. Lawrikcb, Agent.
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
TARIORO', X. C.
JH9 Collection a. Specially.
Office next door to the Southerner office.
July 2, 1875. tf
JOS. BLOUNT CHESHIRE, JR.,
ATTORNEY AT LAV,
'Office at the Old Bank Building on
Trade Street. je25-tf.
JJOWARD & PERRY
Attorneys and Counselors at Law.
TARBORO', N. (J.
T-C" Prac.ic in all the Courts. Stat, and
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
TARBORO', K. C.
Attends to the tranaaction of busi
ness in all th. Courts, State and Federal.
Kov. 5, 1&75. ly
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
TARBORO', N. C.
Practices in Courts of adjoinirjt; coun
tlw, in th Federal and Supreme Courts,
kov. , 1&75. ly
7ALTER P. WILLIAMSON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
TARBORO', N. C.
(Vill practice in the Courts of the 2nd
Judicial Dist'i't. Collections made id any
part of the t taie.
t& Office in Iron Front Building, Pit
Btreet, rear of A. Whitlock & Co's.
Jan. 7, 1870. tf
J ACOB BATTLE,
Counsellor and Attorney at Law,
ROCKY MOUNT, N. C.
B? Practices in all tie State Courts.
March '24, 1870. ly
n. & w. L. TIIOUP,
Attorneys and Counselors at Law,
ROCKY MOUNT, X. C.
ffJ.-ACTICES in the counties of Edge
. 'JIIlt'-- Halifax, Nash and Wilson, and
lu the S.iirpi:) Court North Carolina, also
In the Lusted St ites District Court at Raleigh.
DR. E. D. -BARNES,
' TARD0RO', N. C.
ViT All work wan anted to eive entire
Dr. G. L. Shackelford,
TARE0H0', K. C.
Ojjicc opposite Adams'1 Hotel, orer S. S. Xash f
Care of children's teeth and Plate work a
March 17tb, 1870, ly,
NEW A DVERTISEMEWT3.
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THE ADAMS' HOTEL, formerly the
" Edgecombe House," is still open for
the accommodation of the traveliug public at
the low rate of
Two Dollars per Day.
The Proprietor will state to the e'i'.i.-r.s rf
Tarboro, that he docs not intend to '.e run
off with r ard to private hoard, lii.it hr- pro
poses if he can get a lot of regular boarders
by the wtek, payable weekly, that he will
board them for
$3.50 per Week,
strictly cash at the end of the wet-k tor table
board and $4.50 each per week for Mian and
wile, with Oo4 room they furuIi'i'.it iheir
ow-.i lights au i luel.
Those wishing Board at thse tales eau be
accommodated O.F.ADA. Ms,
Aug. 4, lS76.-tf. Proprietor.
MR3. V. E. LIPSCOMB respectfully an
nounces that she has optned a Private
Boarding House in Tarboro, on the corner
ot Bank nd Pitt Streets.
Good Fare, Pleaoant Koouiw, Cotcior
table Ued. lioard JloCeratc.
Feb. 19, 1875. ly
C. J. AUSTIN'S
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nr Asent for PETER'S AMMONIATED
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The celebrated author, in this admirable
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:ithriit. tbe dantrerons nse of interna".
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pointing out a mode of cure at one Binople,
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every sufferer, no matte;- wh9t his condition
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Mauufaeturer of and wholesale dealer in
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Also a larjre Stock of Carriage Materials.
Nos. 14, 10, '-'4 and SC.Uniou Street.
April, 7 1876. ly.
T. 31 FREEMAN'S
Old Reliable Jewelry Store,
4S YEARS ESTAB11SHED. STILL IN FULL BLAST.
Arthur C. Freeman,
100 Main S'.., Norfcik, Va ,
otTors tf. the citizens of Edzecoiube ant sur
rounding country, a full lino of
Diamonds, Plain Gold Wedding and Engage
ment Rinsr, Bridal Presents, i&c.
My facilities are such that beinir connect
ed with one of the largest Importing Houses
in this Country, and buying exclusively for
cash, enables me to offer
Send vour orders to me, and vou will save
15 to 20 rer cent. Should the troods not suit
money will be refunded.
Address, ARTHUR C. FREEMAN,
Jeweler, Norfolk, Va.
HtonLY Important. I employ none bnt
the most skillful Workmen in the Repairing
of Watches and Jewelry, and if you wish to
have your watches repaired properly and
satisfaction given, sets.J them to me bv Ex
press careful!;; packed in cotton.
A large lot for sale cheap for cash. A'.po
IjL Furniture made to order, by
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PITT ST., TAREORO', N. C.
0i Call and see before you purchase.
promptly attended to.
Keeps on hand and makes to order, Maho
anv, uaiuut, ropiar and I ine Cofuns.
Also on hand a full line of METALIC CA
ES. Hearse for hire on burial occasions.
Jan. 1, 1S7G.-Iy. J. E. SIMMONS.
THIS OLD ESTABLISHED BAKERY IS
now ready to supply the people of Tar
boro and vicinity with all kinds ot
Bread, Cakes, French and Plain
Canutes, Auts, Fruits,
ffC, J?C, j-c,
embracing every th tig usually kept in a First
Ulass liiStaoiisnmeiit ot the kind.
Thankful for the liberal patronage of the
past the undersigned asks a continuation.
with the promise of satisfaction.
Private Families can always haw
tbeir Lakes (S ikert here at short
Orders for Parties & Bails
promptly 'illed. Call and examine cur stock,
next door to Bank ot ew Hanover.
Nov. 4.-ly. JACOB WEBER.
MEALS atTail HOURS !
QYSTERS SERVED IN EVERY STYLE.
A good stock of CIGARS and TOBACCO
always on hand.
Soliciting your patronage.
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EST" Good accommodation for Transient
Customers and Table Boarders.
Tarboro', Sept. 1st, 1S75
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YLD0W FRAMES, DOORS,
Plain Panels of every style
WINDOWS, SXS1IES, DLIXVS,
BRACKETS, SCLOLL WORK
Tobacco Box Patterns,
Whitaker's, N. O.
Also, contracts to put up buildings, furn
ishing all material, complete turn-key jobs,
or otherwise, as parties may prefer, all with
March 24, 1876. ly
Las- 15, 1376
Oar Washington letter-
Congress Optirinj Scenes Blue Jeans,
"Jlr,dtcrsjn Ben Hill, S. S. Cox,
Mllivn Sayler, Alex Stephens, Fernan
do Wood, ILuinan to the Front The
New Speakers Hinging Words, and
Their Echo" "Providence Favors the
Biim Battallions" The Senate, etc.,
Fi'. m our IJegu'jir Crresnoudarj. 4
Wasiiignton, D. C, 1
Dec. 5th, 1ST6.
Ihe Democratic side of the
House cf Representatives was filled
before- the Republican side, on the
morning of the 4th. In the gal
leries and lobbies there wa3 the
usual overflow. Members who have
been climbed or been 'boasted' into
national reputation wore the cen
tres of sroup of admiring frieuds
on the lloor. or of a plunging fire of
eyes and from the gallery.
The Governor-elect of Indiana,
(Blue Jeens) who had come to in
troduce his successor, Mr. Hum
phries, was conspicuous both on ac
count of his stature and cerulian hue.
lie bore Lis honors and received
congratulations with the easvsrace
of a hero worthy of v.ctory, not in
the least annoyed when an old half
witte l woman, with cork screw rin
glets, and striped shawl, a chronic
lobbyist here, button holed him,
while the gallery and h.Vf the mem
bers looked on in amusement and
edification- This was before the
had been called to order.
Sctpiieiis sat with his hat on
encased in earnest conversation
with 1 ernando ood. E very body ,
seemed to be congratulating Jude I
Holman of indiana, but, whether
it was because ins district had de
cided he was too good to be sent
to the forty-fifth Congress, or,
whether because through the elec
tion of Mr. Randall as Speaker,
ho is promoted to the Chairmanship
of the commnittee on lppropria
tions, is not important ; but, let me
ay en passant : thai chair is ntw
filled by the most careful and judi
cious economist, with which l'rovi-
1 i 11 1
cence, m hiru times, ever Diessa
an almost bankrupt country. Chan
dler's margin for campaign assess
ment will grow daily less, ar.d the
Army 01 occupation in bouth Oar
olina, a3 well as many of the array
of office holders, will have to
live on wind unerammed even with
promises. Congress, it is said ho!d3
the purse strings, but, something
more is meant when it can be said
the purse string3 are held through
7olman. The very cut of his face
makes claim agents and lobbyists
shake with despair. Mr. Randall
set quietly in his chair, the picture
t.f good health, and infinite satis-
faction. The disappointed candi
dates for Speaker were evidently
but little cast down. Sunset Cox
was chcerr, Mr. Sayler serene and
affable, Fernando Wood rigid,
while Mr. Morrison wore a sterne
expression that boded something
more than Sunday School diversion
in this Uongress. indeed 1 may
say the entire Democratic side re
sembles Mr. Morrison in this re
spect. Conspicious on the floor, in
f.-irvfTsation with tho anlfi vounjr
member from Ohio, Mr. Southard,
was Wm. Bell, Jr., the Oho Dem
ocratic candidate in the close elec
tion, last fall, that went so far to
wards deciding the presidential
contest. Ben Hill of Georgia loll
ed as usual (he never sits) in his
chair, and Henry Watterson moved
about restlessly over the floor more
observed than somo members who
have had leases of years in which
to make themselves notorious or fa
mous. At 12 m., precisely, the clerk
rapped the 7onse to order and be
gan to call the roll of the members
by States, geogriphically, commenc-
at Maine. lUlS W0r was no
sooner co;,ci'idcd, than the two par-
ties 'went at it fiercely, but deco-
rously on the presidential question.
It came about in this way : Mr.
Banks, hoary if not venerable par
limentarian, offered the credentials
cf Mr. Belford, Republican member
elect from Colorado, and. holding
up his certificate with its gilt seal,
moved that he be sworn in. Mr.
iolman the stubbornest Democrat
on the floor said : let's elect a
Speaker first, or words to that effect,
and, after many remarks, on both
sides, he had his way, for he had
the majority, and, in all war, (vot
ing is simply war by arbitration)
Providence favors the majority, or,
as Gen. Morean (not Napolean) said
'the dense battallions. Then
Mr. Cox nominated Mr. Randall
for Sneaker, and Mr. MoCreary
nnminatfid Mr. Garfield. Jir. Ran-
dall was elected and conducted to
the Soeaker'a chair where he made
a remarkable speech, concluding
with the words : 'Let us forget that
we are party adherents, remember-
ino- only that we are American cit.
lzens, witn a country to save wnicn
may be lost if unauthorized and
unconstitutional acts on the part
of executive officers be not frowned
. . , . l-ll
down at once with relentless and
unspairing condemnations.' The
loud applause with which these
words wera received, on the floor
and in the gallery indicated, be
yond question, the long parliament
temper of the House, and the arous
ed sympathy of the people.
Committees numbering fifteen,
nine, and six, were appointed to in
vestigate the recent elections ! re
spectively in Louisiana, South Car
olina, and Florida. The committee
for South Carolina with Mr. Sayler
as chairman, started for that State
to day. '
i J$t&:'l hastened over to the Re
pdriw'S'SSSKiwyJof the'Seuate, where,
I saw but little. The Senate had
admitted the two Colorado Senators,
called the attention of the commit
tee on elections to the Southern
muddle and adjourned. A score of
Senators still lingered. Senator
Morton, dark-browed and terrible,
oat talking to Senator Blaine.
Boutwell talked with Edmunds,
while Bayard of Delaware and
Stevenson of Kentucky conversed
earnestly apart. If we only knew
what these gentleman dare to say
to each other, it would make more
interesting reading in this crisis
than their qualified and guarded
speeches. C. A. S.
Bsfcre a Puttie School.
A joung gentleman of more than
ordinary intelligence, but wiio, by-
theway, is an exceedingly
young fellow, conclude 1 to
visit to a public school. He was
particular partial to the intermedi
ate department of the institution,
over which an accomplished young
lady presided. After the usual cx-
nrpi.'Oj tlin r rrinncaossintr r-i r n r n
tresg askpd her .j3 Jf thc
tn . r r . t i.
nub 1 i u iu utai i leu lumaiia
from Mr. , and the unanimity
with which the little folks answered
"Yes !" made it equally as embar
rassing for our hero to attempt to
decline as to attempt a speech, and
he arose and opened with thefollow
"I love to note such advance
ment as you are making. -ind I
know yoa love your teacher do
you not? I do! And that is,
I loved my teacher when I was a
After this declaration laughter
prevailed among the students, while
the speaker was nervously handling
an ink-bottle on the desk by which
he was standing. -After cheering
subsided, he again proceeded, still
fumbling with the ink-bottle :
"I have often seen boys and
girls act the fool, but"
At this juncture he tipped the
ink-over which went streaming down
the desk, and he immediately haul
ed out his snow-white handkerchief,
wiped it up, and then placed it
back in the pocket from which he
had taken it ju the
the scholars were giggling, while
thc schoolma'arn shook her head at
thpm ns miir-li !ia t.rt sav Krir would
scttlc with thm in the morQini: for
their bad demeanor. He then con
'As I was about to remark, when
I was young I I well "
He became confused. The per
spiration began running down his
burning cheeks, and, while he was
endeavoring to think of something
more to say, he drew forth his
handkerchief, with which he had
rid the desk of spilled ink, gave ic
a wipe acros3 his brow, and then
down each cheek. Happening to
discover whac he had done, and
coining to a realizing cense of hi3
situation, he grabbed his hac and
went out of the school room like
shot out of a gun, without even
bidding the charming voung school-
Chans9 in Northern
iu-orn expressions in
papers and from other sources of
information, it is evident that a
revuiuuuu m uuuwu bbuuuicui 111
the North is steadily going on. It
seems to be no longer in the power
of the Republican managers to ob
fusticate the questions at issue to
the disadvantage of Mr. Tilden.
No cry of 'rebel atrocity" avails to
hide the true state of facts. Ine
Charlotte Observer quotes passages
from a private letter written by a
strong Republican in New York
City. Ihe writer says that from
his own honest convictions from
what he has gathered a majority of
the Republicans in that city would
hail with great satisfaction the news
that Tilden had secured the vote of
any one of the doubtful States
his was penned before the Oregon
development. The letter zoes no
to state that the complete
tion in business of all kinds has
brought retribution for past mis
deeds, never to be forgotten; and
adds that "carpet-baggers, "scalla
wags and negroes have killed "the
Rer ublican patty."
ilow like a prophet's word! That
party will be killed by the present
Sl .1 il V 11
vo3erve one tuing mougu, in an
this business; Self-interest is di-
rectly at the bottom. This same
correspondent says that in conver-
sation with a person who has a
large New England connection
that per. son remarked: "The pco
kple there are furious at the loss of
"their Southern trade and say that
"if the election had to begone over
"Tilden would beat Hayes in that
"section. It is a very common
thing to meet Republicans here
"New York who tell you they
"are very sorry they voted for
"Haves, and manv do not hesitate
"to say they hope Tilden will be
The sublime moral courage ex
hibited, by Gen. Hampton has won
over thousands at the North.
As we vi;- it the situation is
better in thl-nHLc dsr)ger of a aon
flict becomes less every day. The
matter will be settled peaceably.
Tilden will be President in
the hearts of his countrymen of all
parties, and not pro forma, and the
head of a triumphant party, merely.
The Situation Thrillingly Discribed-
Below we give the thrilling and
eloquent editorial of the Indianapo
lis Sentinel upon the perilous con
dition of the country, For graphic
description and burning, impressive
eloquence, we have rarely ever seen
it surpassed. It says : 'The very
latest advices from Washington
leave no room for-doubt or contro
versy. The United States of
America are on the eve of a revolu
tion. In South Carolina a decided
effort was made by the Supreme
Court 10 maintain a government of
law against physical force. It has
signally Jailed. Fraud has trium
phed or will triumph, if military
force can avail Giant's order to
sustain Chamberlain is conclusive.
Coesar has issued his edict. He haa
crossed the Rubicon. The telegram
that convey .5 the information i3 the
death-knell ot .American liberty.
The great heart of the nation ceases
its pulsations while it reads and
listens. If there ever was a
demand for crape, now is the time.
Let mufiied drums bear, the funeral
march of liberty. Fraud deep,
premeditated and damning is
guarded by Federal bayonets,
Courts are overthrown. Law lies
prostrate beneath the iron heel of
a despot. The time is now at hand
for calm councils. If the country
has patriots, let them come forth
and speak. If liberty is not dead
I it should now stand up ana bo
strong. If there are great and
grand words to be spoken; in God's
name let thern be uttered now.
This is now the time for vapor
ing. Every man in America should
feel that he is an iron clad patriot,
a single turreted monitor on a
stormy sea, watching to give one
broadside for freedom before she
sinks forever: out of sight. The
country demands statesmanship
now. Cairn words, earnest words,
that will sink down into the hearts
of men like lead into still water
words that will germinate noble
thoughts and great deeds, and such
sacrifices as have distinguished all
auds and all men worthy to be
ree. Grant believes that he owns
the cemetery where he will bury
American freedom out of sight. But
rather than that, let 'cremation' be
the motto, though he'll be the oven
where its ashes are urned.
Jeeas's Soberson's Last Illnsss
A Jonesboro negro, while wait
ing for the train to go out last night,
struck up with several old acquain
tances. 'i?ow is Jeems Roberjon,'
asked one, after the usual 'time of
lay' had been passed.
'Did'n you mean 'bout Jim?'
queried the Jonesboro darkey.
'1 am t heerd from Jim since he
cut loose fum de chain gang. He
am t uown witn do billiousness, is
'Oh, no! Jim ain't sick, an he
am t bin sick, iiq aes wanted ler
ter ride Mars Bob Proctor's mule
de udder Sunday, an' de mule
'peered to have anudder engage
ment, I done bin fooled wid dat
mule before, an' I tole Jim he bet
ter not git tangled up wid her. But
he lowed he wuz a boss doctor; an'
den he axed mi fer a chew of ter
backcr, an' got de bridle an' cotch
de mule, an' got on her well, I
spec I better go get my ticket. Dey
tell me this train goes a callphootin.'
'Hold on, vou ain't told us 'bout
Jim,' said one of his dusky audi
'I done tole you all I know. Jim
got on de mule, an' she sorter hump
herself, an' den der was an' scuffle,
wen de dus' blow 'way I see de
nigger on de groun', de mule eatin'
at de troff wid one uv Jim's gallus
ses wropped roun' her hine leg.
Den arterwards de kurn'er he cum
sed Jim died sorter accidental like.
Min's des like I tell you' de nigger
wuzn't sick a minnit. Well, I got
ter be gittin' on. So long, boys!
When you reflect that at picnics
one hundred years ago it was the
custom for the girls to stand up m
a row and let the men ki33 all good
bye, all this enthusiasm about na
tional progress seems to be a grave
leep out ot bad company tor
the chances is when the devil fires
into a flock he will hit somebody,
Good Words for North Carolina.
The election of the Democratic
ticket in this State by a large maj
ority has greatly increased confi
dence in cur people at the North
among business men. We read in
the Baltimore Sun that "the de
preesion in business in the cities
north of Baltimore since the Presi
dential ection has been the sub
ject of general comment by the
press and in business circles. It
has been a matter of interest to
know how far the depression is felt
in Baltimore. The jobbing houses
on Baltimore, Charles and Hanover
streets, in the various lines of trade
with country dealers, state that
busvinvsB h.3 br?en jaliaost atja stan
still, except in rare cases," and base
the cause of the increased dullness
almost wholly upon the uncertain
condition of the political affairs of
the country. Houses doing busi
ness with the South and West
speak of the depression as not con
fined to either section. Large dry
goods and noticn firn.s, however,
states that while their business has
fallen off elsewhere their trade with
North Carolina is good; that their
customers and the people in that
State have been greatly encouraged
over the promise of an era of pros
perity to follow upon the election
of Gov. Vance,"
The boy who spends an hour of
each evening lounging idly on the
street corners wastes in the course
of a year 3G5 precious hours, which,
if applied to study, would familiar
ize him with the rudiments of al
most any of the familiar sciencs.
If in addition to wasting an hour
each evening he spends ten cents
for a cigar, which is usually the
case, the amount thus worse than
wasted would pay for ten of the
leading periodicals of the couutry.
Boys, think of these things. Think
of how much time and money you
are wasting, and for' what? The
gratification afforded by the lounge
on the corner and the cigar is not
only temporary, but positively
hurtful, You cannot indulge in
them without sericusly injuring
yourselves. You acquire idle and
wasteful habits, which will cling to
you with each succeeding year. You
may in afterlife shake tnem off, but
the probabilities are that the hab
its thus formed in early life will
remain with you to your dying day.
Be warned, then, in timo, and re
solve that as the hour spent in idle
ness i3 gone forever, you will im
prove each passing one and thereby
fi; yourselves for usefulness and
Tha Question To-Day-
AT. F. Sun.
If the Republicans of the North do
not meet together promptly and pro
test against this conspiracy, which, if
successtul, must result either n a
subversion of our institutions or in
civil commotion, it may advance with
such rapid strides as to prevent the
possibility of check before the gravest
dangers are upon us. The Democrats
are not in a position to act with the
same eliect. If they step forward even
with moderation, party lines will be
drawn and then no power will be,
strong enough to efface the distinc
tion, or to calm the partialities and
prejudices which enter into merely
Now is the propitions moment for
fairniinded, calm and resolute Re
publicans to taks this matter in hand,
because it has assumed a shape far
more important than a mere change
of Administration, or the success of
Tilden or Hayes. The peace of the
country, properly, business in all its
departments, values of every kind,
are at stake. Shall these corrupt
Returning Boards and carpet-bag
rulers, backed by the bayonets which
the President controls, be allowed to
disturb the general tranquillity and
destroy these great interests? That
is the question to day, and it cannot
Vance and Hampton-
Col. A. M. Speights, editor of
the Greenville (S C.) News, spent
Wednesday ia our city, on hi3 re
turn from Columbia where he has
been for the past week, watching the
current of political events, and he
goe3 to his home with tho following
impressions he formed of Charlotte
during his short stay. He says :
It is difficult to tell, in the city
of Charlotte, which ot these two
men are the most popular. The
shouts for Hampton the anxiety
displayed in his welfare and elec
tion. are not surpassed by the de
monstrations for Vance. The lat
ter can ; hardly walk the streets
without being seized and hoisted on
the shoulders of the people; and is
occasionally hugged by his colored
friends: but if Hampton were to
show himself on the streets of Char
lotte, the demonstration would be
quite as great. These peoplo stand
to him to a man, and wherever he
needs their assistance to sustain
constitutional government in South
Carolina, why Carlottewill be deci
mated. They are a noble, patriotic
The way to make . money. Ad-
Thousands of men live, move add
breatie pas3 off the stage of life,
and are heard of no : more. Why ?.'.
None are blessed by them none
could point to them as the means of
their redemption ; not a linaA they
wrote nor a line they spoke could , t
be recalled, and so they perished ;
their night went ' out iu darkness,
and they were nptremembcrcd more
than the insects of yesterday. Will
you thus live and die ? Oh, man,
live for something I ' - V .
; Do good, and leave behid you a
monument of virtue, that storms can
never destroy. , Write your names
by kindness, love and mere? or; the
Hieart3 f thousands vou com? in
cottiste? with, xjiir 'hf'rftpjfi. ajucLv
you never will bo forgotten.; N6;"' r
your words and deeds will be as
legible upon the hearts you leave
behind as the stars on the brow of
the evening. Good deeds will
shine as brightly upon the earth as
the stars of heaven.
crats caeonoff for Til
(Froni the New Orleans Democrat.)
Over a hundred colored Demo
crats, from all the wards of East
Baton Rouge parish, assembled at
the town of Baton Rouge, Sunday
morning, to 6ee the gentlemen off
who come down here to testify be
fore the Returning Board as to the
peace prevailing in that parish on
election day All of these negroes
were eager to come down here to
testify; but as if was impossible to
bring ?U of them here, twenty-five
or thirty of them thcrefore-s3lec;ed
took passage- on the Allen for
our city. As the boat backed out
from the landing, the colored demo
crats of Baton Rouge .gave , three
hearty cheers for Tilden and . Nich
olls, and bid 'godspeed' to the men
who were going to vindicate their
rights and their votes. .
Poorly Paid "Women. ;
In the lato sittings of the Work-
ingmen's Congress in Paris, Mad
ame Uaoult proscnted a report up
on the wretchedly paid labor of wo
men; Many made chemises at
three francs (GO ccutsl a dozen.
half a dozen, a day being the
average amount completed. Other
work iva3 in proportion. The re
port recommends that work women
tii - ...
bnouiu associate co-onerat;veiv in
largo establishments; there they
could not only receive wages, but
share the profits now accruing to
employers. Until women found a
way of doing this successfully, no
chance exists of ameliorating their
condition. The Workingmcn's
dissociations of Paris were repre
sented at tho Congress by 253
delegates, and those of the provinces
by 95. This Congress obtained a
respectful recognition by tho press.
His Own Medicine-
Ilow many doctors would ba wil
ling to take the medicines they pre
scribe ? Or how many inventors are
willing to risk their own lives to test
their own inventions ? Once upon a
time a man went to the duke of Wel
lington with a patented article.
'What have you to offer ? asiced
'A bullet proof jacket, your
'Put it on.
Tho inventor obeyed. The duke
rung a bell. An aid-de-canp pre
'Tell the captain of the guard to
order one of his rr.cn to load with
The inventor disappeared forth
with, and no money was wasted on
'Tommy, my son, what are you
going to do with that club?' 'Send .
it to the editor, of course.' 'But
what are you going to send it to the
editor for V 'Cause he says if any
body will send him a club, ho will
send them a copy of tho Souxniiitx
er.' The mother came near faint
ing, but recovered herself sufficient
ly to ask. 'But, Tommy, dear, what
do you suppose he wants with a
club?' 'Well, I don't know,' re
plied tho urchin, 'unless it is to
knock down subscribers as don't pay
for their papers. I suppose there
are plenty of such mean people.'
That boy stands a chance for the
Presidency, if he lives.
Sc:-ne in the Composing Room-
Compositor No. 1: 'Who has any
'takes' of the 'Causes of Death ?'
Compositor No. 2: 'I have 'Sof
tening of tho Brain.'
Compcsitor No. 3: 'i'vegot 'In
flamation of the Bowels.'
Compositor No. 4: 'I just took
Is it any wonder that Bach mor
tality prevails among printers ?
'Things ia getting 6!ougucriways
in dis country, I declar' to gnishU3
ef dey ain't,' said an old negro tho
other day. Fust cum de cattypil
lar, den de chicken kollery, an' now
here cum de grassuoppers, an 1
hear tald de oder day dat a nigger
was pizened with a mushmillion.
Looks like hard time you heerd