Si . "
. m ' fcenti'i'titl.
BE SURE YOU AEE RIGHT ; THEN" GO AHEAD.-K, Crockett.
TARBORO', N. C, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1876.
: NO. 50.
asm tan ii ! K6! uh i h v ifi fci ti ' tti v h rj nil' n m m m m w n il mi m k 4Kr lmnivhrarvT xanvir tahv-3KTr
Mayor Fred. Philips.
Commissiosbrs -lesse A. Williamson. Ja
cob Feldeuheiuier, Daniel W. Uurlt, Akx.
lieCabe, Joseph Cobb.
8SCKITA.BT k Treasurbr Kobt. Vv hite
burst. Chief op Fomce Jolm W. Gotten.
Assistant Police J. T. Moo c Jan. E.
Siuionson, AUiniore Macuair.
Superior Court Clerk and Piolatt Judff
II. L. Statou, Jr.
Register of Deeds Alex. Met'abe.
Sheriff Joseph Cobb.
Treasurer Robt. 11. Austin.
Surveyor John E. Baker.
Standttrd Keeper J. B. Hyatt."'
School Examiners. H. 11. Shaw, Wm. A.
Daggan and R. S. Williams.
Keeper Poor House Win. A. Duggan.
Commissioners Jno. Lancaster, Chairman,
Wiley Well, J. B. W. Norville, Frank Dew,
M. Exeia. A. McCabe, Clerk.
ARRIVAL AND DF.PART I'RK OF MAILS
NOH 1H AND SOUTH VIA W. W. U. R.
r. T.rhnmM.kilrl it - 19 A.M.
rrivo Mt l'rl)Oro' ( JllilV) t - - S 30 P. M.
WAIIINiiTOX M A T U VI GREENVILLE.
FALKLAND AND SPAIM'.V.
Lwive Tarboro' (uilv1 at - - 6 A. M.
Arrire m Trbie' (ilailv) at 6 P. M.
Ceacrd R. A. Chanter N f, N. M. U
renct!, Hih Trie!, VUsonie Hall, rr.ontbly
eonvoction8 nrsi laureday in evury ututut
10 o'clock A. M.
Csnconi Lo.ie N. 5, Thomas liaUiu,
Master. Masonb- Hal!, meet tirt FrMay nibt
ir T 'i-!oi-i P. M. and third Saturday : 10
o'clock A. H. in CTt-ry month.
Kopitoa Encampment No. 18, I. O. O F.,
1. B. Pa'amonutain, Chief Patriarch, Odd Fc
Iswi1 Hll, Meets every first and third Thur?
,!ay of each month.
F. i.'woml).; Lodire No. 50, I. O. O. F.,
T. W. Toler, N. O., Odd Fellows' Hal!.
nt-iii -7;ry Taesday nij;Ut.
EfjreconiVt Council No. 12-, Frier.dt ol
re.Tir'r!jee, rat every Friday r.h:ht at the
dvnef Lodt'e N'. ?S, I. O. (1. T., leet?
r-tsrr VTcdaesday ni'bt at thers Hail.
ZtnaaU Ld-e, No 20T, I. ). B. B., meet
a 8ret and third Monday nijl.t of every
poa'h a: Od Fellows' Hall, A. Wbltloek,
Frite-opnl Church Serviee everv Sandav
if 10 1-2 o'clock A. M. and 5 P. M. Dr. J. B.
''ho'Ust Church Serviec;: every Fou-th
5r.nr.iy ot every month, morning aud niLrht.
Sanday at nifjht and 5tb Sunday at uit;ht.
f.tv. Mr. Swindell, Pastor.
I- rtshyitrian Church Services eTcry 1st,
?f.lndS'h SabbUlis. Rev. T. J. AMison.
rator Weekly Prayer meeti:, Thur
MUston-Tf Hfi'.Ut Church Service? tb
4h Suiiity in every inoith, Kiorninp and
Eiirht. T.W. T. II. O'ntn, Pastor.
Primitive SoptUt Church Servk-c fir?t
Faturdayaad eunday of each month at 11
Adams' Hotel, cornr Main ai Pitt :s.
O. F. Adams, Proprie.or.
Southern Express OfTiee, on Hain 8tre.et,
t!o crery inorninjr atO)' o'clock.
N. M. Lawrinti, Ajcnt.
?a 1 g oaai
Attcrasy and Counselor ti La-w.
TARSORV, x. c.
Office next door to the Southerner olllce.
July 2, 1875. tf
OS. BLOUNT CHESHIRE, JR.,
ATTORNEY AT LAV,
ET"Offle at the Old Bank Buildintr on
Trad Street. je25-tf.
OWAP.D i PERRY
Atteraefs and Conn&dlrc &t Lav.
TARBOKO', N. C.
Prdc.ic in al! the Cju:- Slats s.r.d
A-ttaraty ttd Ccaaselor at Lr.w,
TARUOHO', K. C.
Attends to the tra!iacti.-n nf busi
iu al! tli CoarLs, State and Federal.
Ja"ov. it, IbTo. 1 v
Attorasy ad Comselor ,t Law,
TARUORO', N. C.
iT Practices in Courts of adjoining coun
U, in th Fderal and Supreme Courts.
Jov. 6, 1676. ly
Y7ALTEE P. WILLIAMSON,
ATTOE3NEY AT LAW,
TARBORO'. N. C.
fTill Mact Ice in the Courts of t!, 2nd
udicial Dist t. Collections made in anv
pa' t of the Man.
fcgT Office iu Iron Front Building, Pit
f ir et, rear of A. Whitlock & Go's.
Jan. 7, 187C. tf
Counsellor and Attorney at Law,
ROCKY MOUNT, N. C.
&W Practice in all tLc Stale Courts.
March 24, 1570. j
H. & W. L. TnORP,
Attorneys and Counselors at Law,
ROCKY JIOUNT, X. C.
PRACTICES in the counties of Ed?-e-eouibe.
Halifax, Nash and Wil.-on, and
I" the HiiDieine (Jourt North Carolina, also
In the United States District Court at Raleigh.
DR. E. D. BARNES,
TARBORO, N. C.
All work wan anted to give ontire
Dr. G. L. Shackelford,
EES 3XT "37 X $3 U.
TARBORO', H. C.
'-'fi:c uppoi-U Adams' Hotel, over S. S. Kash (
... . tuuureu leeiu ana rialeworka.
Marciil7th, 1870, ly
NEW A D V E R TJ5 S ol ?. M 73.
1 a day r.t home. Affcnts v,-iited.
I Md Outfit and terms iree. TliUK &
CO-, Augusta, Maine.
READY rou AGKMTs 'I'll II
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A graphic eti pieture of its history, jrraud
biildiiijs, wonderful cxhibilB, curio.-iiiee,
gr.-at days, etc. Profusely i'lustraied, thor
oughly popular, and'very cheap. Is selling
immensely. 5,000 Affents acted. Send
ler lull particulars. This Is the chance of
100 years to coin ittoney fast. Get the inly
relialde history. Hubbard Brothers, Pubs.,
Too Sacsora St., Philadelphia, Pa.
f l TJI FfclVfBenot deceived by
VyJSJ 1 Iiyil premature books
assniuing to be "official," aud telling w!:.t
will happen in Anjjust and September.
O T Extra Fine Mixed Cards, with name,
,W') 10 ct., post-paid. L. Joins u (Jo.,
Nassau, N. Y.
iZr'r'0 Cl"!'m? a Week to Agents. Sam
Vr O Pi- FREE. P. O Vick
eri", Augusta, Maine.
5 it O )f per day at 'i-irne. Hauiiiles w.trth
V free. Sl'lN
il'lNSON i C'J.. l'ort-
""5 A fmilT Men to h-ell to
7 V 21.1 A liU Merchants, $'.) a
month at U travelling expeures paid. Geiu
Mfg. Co., St. Louis, Mo.
The Little Rock
and Fort Smith
F i: luin l.and. (traziii g Land- ra- i
Vine Lands, Coa! Liiui, Wood L-n;ri-.
Pra'ric Lands, Botti iu Lands, an,! U t
oa terms to suit, the puoeha-er. iK ,
:nt-ieston deferred pavmt i;. Ten p.
iM'unt lor cash. For fuil parties -Si"-and
jamph!i-ts, apply to VV . 'u L( K.
Coiuiusiouer, Liuie Rock, Arkatisa.-.
m yotsr own tu ii.
and it outfit free. 1!. ii iii-::
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pocket; lo i.U
removuiLT t':e cvmi.Ii r.
which r- voi nitoinutic .,'y whev
the hariiiinr '- r:ii'-d. It is ni'.d-
of the h-t
silver-plated, and lias a lour, aociirau
The retai' price of this Revolver is i
the publishers of the Weekly
special airangeuient v, itu Ire ininn:.c:urcrs,
are enabled to send it, post-nald by mail, to
u l who subscribe 'or the Weekly Times, at
a trille over me wholesale price, i;an.ei, ?4.
vtiii h will pay for loth the ISevo'ver and
1 inies. Or, any one vuo I mae up a
clu'i'of 15 sul-seriliers for the Times, at 1,('0
ea h, slrill reeeive a Revolver for his s :v'jy
i suij)f () y t the Timts, v, i h
I i iu.-Li ated List of Premiums. ai:d o'.h' rdoc
nieut-i, will be sunt free on application to
CISflX.XATI TI.TIES i ,
2 West Third St., Cincinnati, Obio.
mllE ADAM3' HOTEL, formerly the
X " Edgecouibe Hov.se," is still ope n for
the accommodation ot tbe traveling public at
the low rate of
Tvo Dollars per Day.
The Proprietor will state to the euiz -ns of
Tarboro, that he does not intend to bo run
o2 wnh regard to private board, that he pro
poses if he c-.n jet a lot of regular boarders
by the wtek', payable weekly, that 1 o will
board them for
S3.50 per Week,
strictly cash at. the end of the week lor table
board and $ 1.50 each per week lor man and
wife, with t'ood room they furnishing their
own lights and luel.
Those wishing Board at these ratc can be
accommodated O. F. ADAMS,
Aug. 4, lS7ll.-tf. P-. opricior.
if a nouueee I hat she has Dinned
Koardlnir (oue in Tarboro, on tbo c;
ot B.ink an'i Pitt Stnts.
Gootl I .ire. I'lc&amiiit KOn:e, fv:aor
luble ltt-J. lieard i'loi.traie.
Feb. l'J, ! 75. lv
C. J. AUSTIN'S
WHOLESALE & RETAIL
Low Down for
tr Ati for PETERS AMMONI ATT
Dl.SOLVKD HONE, tn-iate 1 expre'y i
Cotton. rnru-.l: 1-ly.
llanhood : Wm Lost, liaw
,)pst nublit hid, t '-c-w edition
Oi bll. CTTI.VKRWI LP'S CKLE
bsatkd Kssay on tb radical
Lure (without nied;. ii,e) of Spermal orihoea
or Seiiiinal Weaknpvq Iiivoluiitio y Seminal
Loshcn, lmp"tei,cy, Mental and Pbysicai In
c;apacity, Iuipe liinonts i-.i Manage, 'tc; a
so. Cons'ini't:n. Epilepsy and Fits, indue
oil by t-e'i-i-'du-enc or scxu-il extrava
rsv i'ltce, iu a sea..! ei:v-tope, our,' six
The ee'ebrated author, in this udmiralilo
Essay, clearly demonstrate?, from n thirty
years' successful practie, that the alarming
consequences of self-abntie may be radicallv
cured without the dangerous use of interna
medicine or the application of the knife
pointing out a mode of curs at one simple
certain, and effectual, by means of which
every sufferer, no matter whit his condition
may be, may cure himself cheaply, privately
Z 'iT Thin Lecture should be iu the hands
ol every youth and every man rj the land.
Sent uiidr seal, in a plain envelope, to
any address, post-paid, oa receipt of six cents
or two postage stamps.
Address the Publishers,
CI1A.S. J. C. CLINE & CO.,
127 Bowary, New York ; P. O. 3ox, 4566
Manufacturer of and wholesale dealer iu
CARRIAGES, BUGGIES, FARM WAGONS,
CAKTS, WHEELS AND AXLES, HAR
NESS, COLLARS, HAJHES, SAU
DLES, LAPKOBKS, HORSE
Also a large Stock of Carriage Materials.
Nos. H, 16, 34 and 26 Union Street.
April, 7 1876. ly.
Old Reliable Jewolry Store,
48 YEA"S ESTABLISHED. STILL IN FULL BLAST.
Arthur C. Freeman,
160 MaiE S'.., Norfolk, Va.,
ofl'ers tc the citisens of Edgecombe ant sur-
rouudiiig cocMtrv a full tjue of
Diamonds, Plain Gold --A ling
ment Ring, llridal Prse.tr, e.e.
M v laciiitie are sueli that being ?or.i:eet-
rd with one of the br.rest Iw-orlii; Hd'iscs
in this Country, and having ercluiiveiv for
cash, enabl-.s me to o3"-r
Send your orders to i:i-, and rou will save
15 to 2u per cent. Should the goo-ls not suit
lilonev will be refunded.
Address, ARTHUUC. FREEMAN,
Jewtier, Norfolk, Va.
Hight-t Important. I employ none but
the most, skiiifu' Workmen i:i the Repairintt
of Watches and Jewelry, and if you w ish to
have your watches repaired properly n.nd
satisfaction iriven, send them to me by Ex
press carefully packed in cotton.
4 la -g- lot for t lc cheap for cash. Ah
!l Furiitture m .o - to order, by'
.J. 2J. S xMMONa,
PI TT ST., .'AUKORO', N. C.
tjw Call and se beiore you purchase.
promptly attended to.
IJe?p3 on baud ajid makes to order, Maho
any, VVa!u;t, Poplar aud Pine Coffins,
Also on hind a full line of MET ALIO GA
SES. Hearse for hire on burial occasions.
fx " Tei lus ca?h.
Jan. 1, 1870.-ly. J. E. SIMMONS.
rHIS OLD ESTABLISHED BAKERY IS
now ready to supply the people of Tar
boro and vicinity with all kinds ot
Bread, Cakes, French and Plain
Candle?, Xuts, Fruits,
embracing every th ng usuf-lly hept in a First
Class Establishtiit nt rf the kind.
Thankful for the lib, ra! patronage of the
past, the undersigned asks a continuation,
with the promise of sati f iction.
Privafn Fana:le can Jilwnvs liuvo
tbeir Ciikei ltakr,-l Jirr nt iiort
promptly filled. Call and
nex' door to Bar: .f e-.i
xtimiiK cur utock,
Nov. 4.-1 v.
SE11VED IN EVERY STYLE.
A good stock of C
Ai'.S and TOEACCO
always on band.
Soliciting your patronage
I ours respect
Sa Good accoiumralition for
Customers i;id Table J'.oarders.
Tarboro', Sept. ls li75
THIS TArEIl IS ON PILE "WITH
Wliare Advex tlsing Contra eta can lo maiVo.
W. T. TAYLOR,
Ma; ufacturer of
WIX&jW r'UAlES, DOGES,
Plain Pa'.uis of every style
WIXLOffS, SASHES, BLINDS,
BRACKETS, SCROLL WORK
Tobacco Box Patterns,
Whitaker's, N. 0.
Also, contract to pat up buildings, furu-
Ishing all material, eompleta turn-key jobs,
or otherwise, a parties may preler, all with
Kilu-dried lam her.
March 24, 1870.
Dae. 22, 1376
I murrnrtr not wheiv heart-break is my lot,
O love forever lost ! I murmur not.
Though diamoud-rtidtance clothes thy form
There falis no ray upon thy heart's black
That knew I long, I saw thee in a dream,
And saw the darkness through thy bos-
s m s'leam,
And saw the worm w'uic'.i feeds upon thy
And saw, tuy love, how sorrowful thcu
Yes thou nr wretche l, and 1 murmur not ;
My love, we shall be wretched thou and
Till of each aching heart death breaks the
My love, we shall be wretched, thou aud
Upon thy mouth, scorn its light traces
I see thine eye3
I see the pride
Sas'.i out defiantly,
i!h which, thy bosom
Yet, wretched ar
thou, love, wretched,
Uusceu the smart about thy mouth's un
rest, Concealed tha tears which dm thy lucent
Scciet the pa'n which wrings thy haughty
I'erennial angu :-h, love, is mine aud
cub un:ve33i:t lsptss.
Ciiapul i I ill, D. c. 11th 137G.
Dear Southern En: The term
a'osed last Thursday and by
da 7 all of the f indents
tmd leic ex-
cept six v.';o are f:o.p.g to spend trie
vacation 'aere. The working of
this term has hid many good cfl'ects
which tend to prove hat the rcsu
cixation of the University is not a
men venture, bat a settled -indwell
retrulated Institution. Iz is one of
the industries of the stat, convert
ing crude brains and dormant pow
ers into active intellects and re
sistless energies. The only tiling
needed to raaksNorth Carolina first
among the states 'a Education.
Education is of flow growth but it
burys with it the hum of industries
ho are o;p.
and awakens the prostrauu erter-
The present ses
sion nas witnessed aM;uons to the
Faculty A President and two
Profes-'ors to the students and to
the appliances of instruction; ti e
standard of scholarship has been
raised in nearly all the departments,
and the mamfi dd dcticiencies of
preparation, apparently inherent in
the first students of any newly or
ganized College, are gradually fill
ing up with solid acquirements.
President Battle has since his
appointment uevolcu Ils entire at
tention to tie best interests o
e tj e
University. His address. 4:T!.e
relations oi tne university to the
Agricultural wealth of the State'Me-
fines fuljy the position cf the Uni
versity with respectto the education
of practical and theoretical farm-
fl.C 1 : Fl .'1 !
Under his adrainistrtition the
interests of the University will
1 T U 11
pea ana eareruuy guarded
the new professor,
ly aig-aercd during
J e- D O
has been active
the past session wun Ds classes in
Physiology, Mineralogy and
Zoology. His method of teaching
is by lectures, text book's and experi
ments. He has dissected several
subjects, among them two horse,?.
Flip excitement over the horses wis
intense. There was a general ex'
tins of the College to the woods
when the dissection was going on,
and bojs sufficiently listless under
the inspiration of Greek roots and
Algibraic symbols brandished tbetr
dissecting- knives in a manner that
would do credit to Buffalo Bill in
bis palmiest days. Prof. Smith is
now occupied in re-arranging the
i . i i
ranous museums ana tne mineral
cabinets cf the College. As yot no
specimens have been received in
answer to his caK but it is to be hop
ed that a deep interest will be
evinced in this department of the
University by those who have it in
their power to do much to advance
the practical work of the Institution.
Prof. G randy, who is assisting in
Mathematical Jfnstrution, will, it is
said, devote his attention next ses
sion to the Chemistry department.
The Physics hall has been newly
fitted up, and the new apparatus
edds much co
turcg of the uepaftmsnt.
During the present session 103
students have entered the Universi
ty, and of these 50 are new comers.
Two new students have applied for
admission next session and if the
numerous applications for catalogues
may be taken as a sign tnere will
he a large increase over our present
There are certain customs among
the students of Northern Colleges
which ought to be adopted by the
students of our Southern Colleges.
In nearly every Northern College
each class has its class officers
President, Orator, Poet &c, and once
a year they meet and have a supper
if they wish. By this means the
members ef the classes are brought
together and become better ac
quaintod and better friends. The
custom of having a class sapper was
I commenced on last Thursday night,
J Dfcc. 7th, by the Sophomore class.
Considering the short time for pre
paration, 5 the supper was a splen
did affair." Lest any bad impressions
may arise I thick it due to the
members of that class to state that
tbey strictly prohibited the bring
ing into the room liquor of any kind
and to exclude from their number
any oae affected with spirits. The
table was' set and ready by seven
o'clock, jvlfter a. short address by
Mr. P. Winston, who was elec
ted President of the occasion, the
meiibars "f the class begad to mtike
deep hiro;sli.wvtb.e turkeys, chick
ens, Opossums, piekle3, Cukes, Pie.-;,
and in short everything imaginable
that is good and palataUe.
The toast were respon ied to af
ter singiag the Sophomore Song
which is as follows.
AiR "Tire rumour
We fill up our glasses with collee not wine,
Ati J criuk to tha health of our class '70.
Now Hist to our IPs our glasses will rattle,
And driuk to the health ot Prof. Canow and
Nxl to our irwir glasses, we'i! fill.
And di ink tu Dick Hoiulerson, Ward and
ToJali!i and Jim JIitr;io;
our repec s we
And to Pe:n;r ao 1 Jo Pule we'll d
To our good iook'ug men our g!
Ai.d to the Leallh ot Uob Bliau
;ses we'll tip,
e and Stubbs
we will tip.
We'd fill up our g'asses to him that is gone,
H.tid drink to the health of good Nu.tt.uy
We now close oursong but hold ere we do it,
We drink to J. Taylor, and Winston our
firs: toast was the
ion" stud was respouded to
President as follows:
This occasion should be one in
which the sparkling of ::ic)i eye is
but a gleam of friendship, the
throbbing of each heart a warm and
heated impulse of love. On this
occa-;ion we should en
more durable than iron
isti: than virtue the
affections and sympathies of our
classmates. Lot this occasion be
the means of instilling into the
hearts of each of us, a high and
p'.ra regard for each other such
a regard a? shall last not on y
tarugh out- connection duri
pleasant sjiourn anions the
ed hills and groves, bat also in
tcr life. May fond recollections of
this meeting be perpetually embalm
ed in the recesses of vour rni'uiory
and may it bo the means of creating
with in the breast of each ol'u; a
lofty and ennobling love for our
class a pure determination to stand
by our class to perpetuate its name
and render most sacred its memory.
The University received the fol-
lowing e-ood wishe3 from S. T.
Pender, ot Tarboro. May her c ro-
i pent y be only equalled by her de
serts. May her reputation be wor.u
wid-.; an i may this her fi-st S oph ,
moreclass.te the meaus of establsth-
ing for hr an everlasting reputa
tion. ZE3 VANCE.
To that pure, patriot, whose annus
awakens it responsive chord in the
breast of every North Carolinian,
John M. Manning. of Chatham, P'.id
the following ttibute z.May Zob
Vance's progress on Fame's ladder
increase as his raven locks are siU
verod. May his glorious victory
bury in an ignominious grave the
loul carcass of radicalism and may
he never weary of his toils uatii the
bright banner of lieform spreads over
North Carolina's sunny land. May
iNort'i Carolinians appreciate his
merits and may the name, ' Old
Zeb," be handed down to generation
as the watch word
valor and patriotism.
the old north state
was responded toby II. W. Stubb.
of Martin, as follows
Carolina, Carolina, the p- triots hotn?,
God's fairest children od they shores do roam
Their sons the first to sound fair freedou's
With noble hearts defend thee to tha last.
The cradle of liberty the birth of tha brave ,
Thy Fons have filled hone else bat honored
May spotless robes they fair image bin 1,
Thy brow wilhjustice and with truth ba
Brave classmates now will consercrr.ta anew,
With thiobbing hearts with purpose strong
A strong resolve our nobis) Stats t save.
In freedom's bath her feantaonslinabs to lave.
by J. S. Manning, of Chatham,
May their enchanting smiles ever
delight the victor s eye, their deep
sympathies renovate the despond
cnts hope, and impel him forward
with increased determination, their
jrentletoueh ever waken the dormant
energies, their timid, -'yea" the po
tent want ot tlieir influence ever
exalt and guide us.
Now let us drink in coffee not wine,
To the beauties of the Southern clime.
was responded to bv Robt. Strange,
Jr., of Wilmington, in the following
What is law? ll is the fear of
the rich; the safety of the poor; the
restraint of the strong, the protec
lion of the weak, the enemy of the
oppressor, the friend of the oppress
:'The good need fear no law
It 13 Lis safety, and the bad man' awe."
under the shadow of the great
name, the small man walk3 the earth
aa boldly as ths giant, the white
winged bark flies' over the ' ocean's
pathless wster as fearlessly - as the
mighty man-o-war. In her .might
she has a limit to the restless ambi
tion of many a Ceasar, and has car?
bed the mightest monarchs of the
earth in their corese" of aggrandize
ment and tyrany. May we see its
exporent in our own 'beloved., old
State, the judiciary the very foun
tain of all law and justice, once
adorned by a Badger, a Battle and
a ItufSn,' now degraded by a Cloud,
a llaade and a Pearson, again 1
raised to its former high s standard
of honor and integrity, and deco
rated with the names of the wisest
and noblest in our land.
the medical fraternity.
by K. P. Battle, Jr. To the guar
dian angels of man who minister to
his distress in the hour of tribula
tion and who hsve it in their power
to perform the functions at once of
preacher and murderer, the Doc
tors. May the ranks of the Frater
nity be filied with the best of men,
whu will advance its interests and
may their bretfs be wreathed with
crowns ol gold at the hands of their
grateful fellow cicatures.
TO TnE SOPH0MOBE CLASS.
Mr. W. J. Pule, of Jackson, re
sponded ia his usual happy and
graceful stylo as follows:
The Sophomore year is that hap
py period when just having im
inerged from the horrors of Fresh
manism, we begin to drink indeed
of the Pierian fount, whose waters
once tasted are never to b9 forgot
ten. Other year may be remem
bered but that to which our minds
will always recur with pleasure will
ho th.- Snnlifir.T.irrt a enn full
r.e j " ':.'., " t
ui yv tiLil. Ji id 1 luuijuiuus. AOiV s.
the present Sophomore class 1
it , r ti
wouiu say, iaonr mav you wave.
May your course be not like that of
.me meteor bright Hashing across
the midnight sky, out you like some
m, rise slowly and grow brighter
and brighter, until having arrived
t the meridian ot your gtory you
ink slowly down, when it must be
that you must fill the destinv of all
m unkind. May the twilight of your
niluence still be felt by those you
l ive :e:; oeniuu. -A.s ior my uart
have lived here a Sophomore a
aonaomore 1 saa.l quit the Uru-
ersitv, and to the antiquarian war,r
-lerin amonsr the vine clad hills and
assy slopes of old Northampton a
ombstont? thai! appear witn tins in
scription : ' He died a Sophomore.'
THE SOUTHERN BRAVES.
To the sainted memory of our ha!-
owed Southern dead, V. S. Hill,
of Duplin, paid the fo'lowing trib
Never has such bravery baen re
corded in history as the Southern hero-is
displayed, iu late most lameata-
blo scruggle between tne ISorta aud
the- South. Tiiey wout to battle with
few men and lees money, but went
with a aetermination to conquer tho
enoiuy about to drink the life bl od
of the last infant clinging to tho icy
bosom or its slaughtered mother au I
to preserve the rijnts which bad been
givon them by their forelathprs. bee-
inf the dan&eroua condition of their
beloved country, they voluntarily en
listed under tho Southern banner.
They contended with en enemy al-
mjst tea times their number, aud tho
ast sad gcene of all Appomattox
when tho Southern bars and chiv
alry woat down botore the thousands
buried against tnem. Then it was
they displayed such bravery as the
world ha3 never known. dBut alas!
they wero conquered not wilhoutleave
ing; a monument that time will never
radicate, and now their bones lie
bleaching on the b&ttle fields of Vir
ginia, and their graves watered by
tho tears of their widows and orphans.
Yes, may we ever be able to 'say
When hope s expiring throb is o'er.
Aud despair c.in prompt no more ;
Our country s lay shall be the g rave,
Of tho lorft fond few,
Who vainly btave
hie for the lind they cannot save.
Rich'd B. ffendcrson, of War-
ren, said :
The bliss for which all mortals sigh,
Was ordered from on high,
To those who make the better half,
These biimming cups we quaff.
We are sorry not be able to give
"The Professors," as responded to
by J. M. Tavlor, of Chapel Hill,
and " Vacation " by J. F. Hill, cf
After a long supper and
a g,od time the
first meeting of the
-. ft-a t-n f.-,
by F. P. Barrow, of Jackson,
Last but not least to onr homes let m drink,
The places where taught from our craiies
While there's pleasure abroad may peace be
Let us hurry aud be met with plexiure alone.
long time off, but at the begin-
r.t nnTt 9painr I will writo
you the names ot the commence
.1 M . t S
ment officers and the Pro
I! . , ,. . -ni t
;air ladies of kdgecombe, yei
' J is
presence at our next tommen
meat. Come all ot you. Wqs
surely give you the most enj
time you ever had ia thia St
More at another time.
a a cat
Why is cur young de uiout
nsnr .because he has
; -. .H Oar Washington Letter-
From our Regular . Correspondent.
; Wasihgntos, D. C,
Dtc. 13th, .1876.
, I opine that' you care very little
bow a-days the social and fashion
able frivalities of the- National Cap
ital, tt least wc care little' far them
here.' Every subject becomes con
temptible in presence of the momen
tous 'r political questions peering
above the horizon of the second cen
tury. .Aie majorities to rule, cr
jire the office holders strong enough
to declare their tenure perpetual ?
N well informed person doubts
that if it were not for this clasp,
from the cabinet campaign minister,
down to the postmaster who edits a
county newspaper, the country's
demand for a change would have
been respected and conceeded, and
that now, instead of anarchy and
industrial paralysis, tho country
would be healthfully engaged in
merchandise and agriculture. Jn
talking with leading Democrats, the
most alarming and sickening thing
is the hopelessness with which they
seem to regard all appeals to the
constitution and laws. Their hope
lessness is not expressed iu a pro
nounced manner, hut it is never
theless apparent. The Republicans
mocked the constitution and laws
in the planetnde of their power,
they will not respect them now in
their desperate death struggle.
Thadeus Stephens said: ''to hell
with the constitution," and the
President of the United States has
in the last week expressed his. con
tempt for the si pre ao coartof one of
the thirteen original States, in lan-
i cruasre coarser hue not les3
em ph at-
ic. it may oe very wen ior us as
Democrats and patriots to fortify
our ccnciences, and plumb our souls,
r . i i n
with abstract right, precedent,
constitutional law, but let us at the
same time realize that those who
have clutched the government, look
upon the constitution as tin effete
instrument, and know no Jaw but
ses like tni, notnmg clo
the men whom fantastic
fortune has made
t' e arbiters cf our
fate can be utiiri-cresting. The
President has supplemented the ig
norance of politics, cf which he
boasts in his last message, with ig
norant and mediocre advisers. Sit:ce
Bristow and Jewell were kicked out
there remains scarcely a first rate
man ia his cabinet. il's consfku
i tional advisers arc net Statesmen,
they are simply partisans an 1 cro
nies. The most influential among
them are Mr. Don Cameron, Sec
retary of War, and Mr. Chandh-r,
Secretary of tlu Interior. Of the
Senators who b.ve the confidence
of the president, Mr. Conkling is
the only one who has claims to
Statesmanship, but his visirs to tht
Whitehouse are few in comparison
with' those of Patterson of South
Carolina, Spencer cf jilar.ama, and
Boutwell of Massachusetts. Sena
tor Patterson, who represents
Chamberlain (not South Carolina)
at the White House, is a native of
Pennsvlania, and a pvo'e;' cr
rather puppet of the Cameron's.
The influence of the Cameron's in
national politics is immense. Cam
eron pere superccd Sumner in shap
ing cur foreign policy in the Senate,
and C irnerrm flls dictated tho Re
publican presidential nomination.
Among the Senators who have come
to tho front in this complication i3
John Sherman of Ohio Hereto
fore he has' 'not been conspicuous,
for anything bat thrift and stature.
The average newspaper reader
knows little more cf him than that
he votes with hi3 party, anil has be
come, in some way, enormcrasly
1 wealthy. The name is eminently
respectable, and so is the &enatorvk
Tito name is historic; it carries
back to the heroic days of the Y
public and wo' equally assor
with the New England Siat
of that name- Bi:' let U3 If
misled by coincidence of s nor
Hayes had been elected J Cities
mm would have had
than he v gher-
putting money in bis rfds nonw
man wag the first to Cameron,
ination, and to himced for his
n : : . i .t
Liayva is vuienj StUHy tllfiSC
vey to -the par
relations we h
tizansmp ol ttj Louisiana, and
tcr in his rerfo3titutioa of the
the lisgracoitioui young Sec
army bv tb I know -Senator
retary of it is pot easy to de
Shermar;or ho i3 "neither hot
scribe l)ut negative and medi
nor celery thing' except averice
coretion. .e is most narked
anrj.rjst.ic is caution, he ha3 of
ch at his back, but he keeps be
fa them and the observer.
jere jg-iittle news here that you
no. j)ave recejveti D telegraph"
11B I"" iwavuco uu. ALIO LHOL
becominrr day dv day more trans-
,wnt. ,rfhh Wnq api
-. . -
disclosed and the barbed tail is un
folding Why ha3 the general dis
tinguished for his raid on the Louis-
na Legislature, and by the "all of
is appro vin?: disnatca ot Gen.
nap, been ordered to take
charge of this military department,
and why has Gen. iZancock been
banished to the Pacific slope? Does
any ono doubt that Grant medi
tates the rolo of Cromwell with the
British parliament f Bonaparte
wii,U the council of five hundred?
But why cross the Atlantic for pre
cedents LiZas ho not tried the ex
periment with success, two years
ago in New Orleans, and two .weeks
ago in Columbia? , . ,C. A. S,; ,.,
Would to a Clerk. -. ,
(Louisville Cemmercial.) , ,
A retail dry goods dealer on
Sixth Avenue had a couple of visi-.
tors the other day, where he expec
ted a couple of customers. A wo-"
man, appearing to be about fifty
years old, entered the store in com
pany with her daughter, a thin-faced
o'd maid of about thirty-and
when the clerk slid forward the
mother said :
'Not any dry goods for us today.
Where's the owner ?'
'Do you wish to see the proprie
tof?' asked the clerk.
'He's the man.'
They wero shown in the office.
The merchant supposed they owned
a village store and desired to stock
up, and he welcomed them with a
'My daughter Minerva- Miner
va Bolton,' said the lady by way of
Mio'rva and the merchant Ehook
hands, chairs were placed, and as
the two sat down the old lady said:
'She's one of the best girls in tho
State of New York.'
'No doubt no doubt, madam.'
'After she has been in the store
one month you wouldn't part with
her for 10 a day,' said the moth
er. 'Ah- yes yes.'
'She's smart ia figures, honest as
an old-fashioned winter, and she
wouldn't be giggling 'round with
'J.h ! But I havo no vacancy just
'7 don't want any vacancy. I
want Minerva to be a clerk. She's
just as smart as a wolf, and if she
comes here I shall do all my trad
ing with her. I don't know but I'd
take some bed ticking home with me
to-day, for they say ticking is ou
'Yes but but '
'I know how you feel,' she inter-
upted, 'but you can depend on her.
Our Postmaster 'Squire Johnson,
and heaps of others, will rccom-i
mend her ; she has got a character, ,
that girl has. You. might leave
million dollars with her and " "
sold four yards
cents a yard, h
w much wou1'
. iieie ming come to; tcA
n e ,nlvd
rorty cents, ct course, ;
'See there see there L
ed tin mother. iave
m the store wl o canre"
i.-tk as that ?'
'Uut J have ail j. jn
want,' he managed L tht crosa.
'l ou might discjcrejand -7e
eyed young man (e for her lifV
this poor girl a cu ghe docsQ.t
pleaded the mot certainl fi0 in
get a plrce she
to a decline a:
c.3 kufou gold four bunch
'Miuervaor g;x cenr-3 pCr
es ot h ip-piC'a money -would you
Scc .our cents, any fool
'-wf? replied the daughter,
knowsfc beat tlat ia this store?'
t(jlflquired tho mother. 'If
Pro' her you can depend on
y'Vue's always home uitzhts. is
"Moarty cater, can put up with
en, arid 1 know your wife
fd :ike Ler. ; She can sort o' do
scwork ia the morning and after
and so you 11 be kilhn: two
virds with one stone.'
'I can't take her no no. Got
all the help I want !' replied the
'Three dollars a week and board
takes my daughter,' persisted the
'Can't can't do it.
'No no !'
'That settles that,' remarked tho
mother, as she rose up. 'I see your
object. You want me to come down
to $1 a week, but i'll seo you hung
first. Come oa, Minerva, I did
think of looking at some bed-ticking
but we'll go up the street. I'll
get yeu a clerkship where you can
look right down on thi3 store a3 a
horse looks down on a grasshopper.'
Much has been said about tho
go-aheadativeness of the Western
people, but there i3 many a man in
the region of Chicago who has been
known to stop short in the midst of
an important job ju3t to -watch an
Illinois girl trying to clutch a hay
The laziest man is on a Western
paper. lie spells photograph, (4to
graph.' Thero have only been three
worse than he. One lived iu Kansas,
and dated his letters "llworth;' an
other spelled Teanessee "lOaO." and
the other wrote Wyanotte 'Y&."
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