Newspaper Page Text
' . --Lnm. ' , , ju ! in-- j-ji . iiir'.... j. niwuiim" '"'a"-r"yyp r 1 1 ' t' ' li ' J-
111I I .11
"ili'io vJ il ti l! (or.it itiij
, ' 'ii - ;
' !s lal !! rf'i
.m 1 in.. 1 '.-T iVnl'l ! y ( f - ' n-,,; iVI W' -f f' :t :..,!' .n.'f 'f --t iM-l.-.U; -'-. .:W..,t;,.;;,i;-K . . A i.Ji C k i p'J -i- i lf-
"MT "HL' LrrTLEFIELD.
JATES of; subscriptiot
j . TIRMS-m Adtajici '' '
ppej-, 1 fr'.'...'.. ........ ;.10 08
. , To IbOM frho get p clnbt of tli, or mure ab-
McrTben, one cop.T, ifratU, lUb ImreUho).
'' A erK X mrk oo tbe ptpcr tndlctta the ex
frptiw it the intwerlpBon. -d n
fl Bb.,' li i III ii -y-.-nt j
, Tea line or one Inch tpace' to eomlltnle i
HMM - v ' j ;
,v naw liwrin..)....i....-.tl 00
eb tubteqntol luertW..,f ....... .... 0
, Liberal dedocttoa, bj tpeclal eoatnet. to knr
i :- Cmrt Mveflhemteit wttffc ttabge 0 pet
cent higber Una UM regaUr ntet., i -;r
BnciAL Aoticu eharfpfl 50 per esnt. bigbe
than ordin&iy edvertueracnU.
No paper la tiie feonUibaaadTerUaiiig facUitie ,
sperior to tu RranDaBu.
LaCUsn wiatk Bdnue4 to . i nl
. , . K. I. LITTLE FIELD.
'netaiaK 'Camiai A "Colnma bl Mac
tie LitJit fnm the Stretek-
rairaat Tawar tke Eartk. '
, TW'iteK1 atmosphere, mf tbH acientiic
tea, highly exaileil condition. A
colaaui of magnetic light U shooting oat
further and further from the aolar sphere,
and it I pow, atretching out forty flye mil
Boaa of Biilea. "In'othor word it hat ac
comptithed half tbe distance' between as
aud the soo I the InterestiiiK qnestiony sad
one an which, uerhana, we da not wish any
snore liijht of ita character, ia: How lonir
will it be heore it accomplishes the' rest of
ine aiice awa ttnues tbe ricintic cbasm
trStwett,toetthaB(l the. sua 1 it
mfanenaer. sent out to snatch u nn u fnnA
fur tbe insatiate monster that keeps bimaclf
warm vj aevoDnn planets, and whose Ore
atiop; prepensttiea tins wholf earth would
satisfy fota few days only. J If so,liow Jong
tun una cujuary ue bi naiciiinK snd car
rying the irfohe swsy as if we were a trimin.
tic lump bt cos! fbr a roaring fnmce F This
wiumn of tight at intervals Indicates iu
approach by dashing and corrnseating with
fresh brilliancy, . So decided, are its effects
that taro astronomers, oo at JLondon, the
other at Oxford, and neither knowing the
capeiieBoea oi tos omef, supposed that the
Tfmm m- loeii tetrsropua had been bro-
aca or put one of range, u strong was (hi
AB ..r u -i - - . .
g"Kieu ngiu upon tue vision, it is
prrxlicted Hist bclore the end nf next year
bi aaagwetia light. wiH bare got near
raoaa ta uslaataa Utinunediateand ac
'foA iofliieace upon tba earth dintinrtlv f. It
It ia announced tbttt in consequence we may
expect to see phenomena that hare never
xew aem or known before by tba homaa
race, i If an? sue of oar readers" arc therefore
disposed to complain of h weather and
the earthqiiakesylet them rememlicfthat, by
j. nine ui-it ytar, tiiey may nave a entire
Bew line of exparienccs to ex plain i Mod to
n4nra, in ananpsnaon with which flie fitful
'Winter and rough, rude Autumn of to daj,
nay scent like June morning in paradise,
anrl the earthquake's shock and lightnings
'"town, s placid rocking m tbe cradle with a
P'weaBtlallnby of thunder, wn I s . .! . ,
1f' ' . r
Tke m iiatrahtr : Saaeiete a ' Reconi.
i ' Tram Qinneltoa, Indiana, coraes tba sto
J of a no, 8Juned gUneT dark, m ho a few
Ibe Owensbnro rair. He was sitting in
company with his widowed mother and the
children, in the family sitting-room, when
the f ubject of the fair came up incidentally.
i not the SllglllCSl apparent importance was
j 8iTen to the 'matter; it was talked of like
t an; other ot the tbsnsaod and one little
' topics which-wa ll 'a41r nf daily around our
! firaidai, when Stanlej remarked : ,
, "Sothe'r, I wish yoo would let me have a
i little tiinneyf I betiere that I'll go to that
fail.' - Trfthta bis nattier replied: "Stan
ley, IdtVwiah f ou wwlJn't ask me for mo
ney to go there. . I wish you would not go
Ton only eigntetn years old, and I do
nof thine it wise mr safe for yba to be
ksepfng ao maoa eaasany. I want yoa to
stay at bom ith ia, nd you knew I want
.to make home ,pleaut for you ;- nd all ol
n as I can. As yar mother I dread the
idea bf youf getting iota bad company or
temptation." '. -i
To.tbw b rather milingly answered:
"You will let me hire it, mother, I know,"
or words to that eff-ct, while he turned into
his private routn. whert, before we can tell
f it, tba tbanlff ww shstatd hythedischarge
' rf a ai'swI.TtSKl rushinj! ia they found him
n I he 0oor)ying w in back, stark, pulse
less, and gory, the Tri current of his life
streaming from the &UI orifice. Albany
Argv-'Ui" " " - ' .'
r. ! , Faani Ttroixka Dream.
' : Cnbalieyen jn draim are presented by
.r tbt SU,Jtcp6 1Mj.)4 JWtf with the fol-
! lowinij story, a an illfcirution of their effi-
In the US et 1887 or more than two
jears ago person nnacd E. & Smith en
tered the office ot Uw ttaty clerk, Jir. M.
1 , V'Shenri-od, anc made a jiayment'.of a
claim in r'o count warriors of $50 each,
ttkini? the elerk'i rtceiji Mr. dherwood
laid tiie varrauti i ay aid forgot where lie
'. bad placed theavr He-ra;heeTcry nook
and tiiTDcr.ijf.. lis, "Sice. wltbout success.
Thej were lost ejectual'ij. The Deputy
Clerk, Mr. IT.' SJcrwoot, was absent at
rw time, and bf rfurse kiew 'nothing oi
taaa.' ' ' I " .
, Usj Jfoaday JfrJ Sberwoot's taxes were
i to he paid, and he 4kfully remarked to bis
; nj deputy, "Klnsey, if I mly had those
lot warrants now, mow nicely they would
owie (hv tbe paynwwt of tht hies." This
bait speech snsda a deep impreauori on hia
' futi Diiod, and sympatbixing wtb the old
gntlem-in, he gave the suiiject a png cogi
4 tiiion. That night the ynanu mat dreamed
f the warranrs that they were hr a certain
T ' ' Wpaa bole'? ia the desk at thy oftix. Too
VV-mjksn affecJejJJirnjo. Hnw4 'hut, next
Sloniin, Ue ioiu IU iiikji mm uuw
ties of ii, expressing s belief that the war
rant! were in the place his vision bail slmwn
tbrat tn bias. 1 lie then, hastened t-i the ot-So-and
bero iavthe very, spot,, eovesol by
some old legal papers, were the warrants!
TwoIIaadred Jf iso Raee Tisact Eifkt
, Hours, Fiftr-Eifht Mlaatea aa4 '
FrtyFtv Seewaiar " '
Yesterday Urge hum!ersdt'pcopfe visited
Bsv Vie" Prk to witness the two hundred
mile race between William" Walsh and Neil
Hoarr for srstake of $1,900 a aide, and a
charpjoP SO'1 ual PKa'u br Mr.
Selcck, the f ropriclor. Acconlinj to the
terms of 'he nice- each man was tube allowed
twentf hrws withive ra'Trsenre'. At an
etrh-jioorthe Ciietcstant presented ttum
rves, sid tao,brma .ifviikd tor each,
wcrt exstn'-a"1- The. jiflcrs surted soon
alter 9 o'rf11. ul' the completion of
the fortiWi mile the" rTiinces seemed about
this ptir Walih. m changing
hesav. lei m -'. injuretl as to
ttase a lif olne two n)iBu's-. Uuring
uV fciriv Part "f lkc l':,-':,'s,, a iecided
lj ihe fiyrite. ol1' Howry.' ' who' h.id been
tivinff hi1,"c! m",le "P ttv differ"
eat-.nd gtHiV ih eai tile ti
tWfcham"" tier ,Mr lonl? itaaces.
Tl (,,lUnt:g was time madcMowry,
i hours, 58 Biiniitvd-- townds;
VjJl I knurs and 15 seconds. The best
tjaTfor mH ,nrt" Tee' was by
wTj, ta aiiraestma. -I arei,ls S
FiZie Ait M-''' "- A
r.,l 1 ' '
b is said that a schooner ladea with coal
Wa sent Bt tram " Flor"i to ""1"
XttXt Himi ad was searchuig ran. days
d 1 , ,1 at Hie time she ran into WiU
nJ-rU. Tl Hornet was carrvkir specie
Ui l( her capture, and li , said o Ijare.
s5J ju8f'-":0,--.t ', ,;.
' - Wt ar as taavasioi fir tin ssai of
Curnijiiiaifiiafs. '"' " ':'.- ' ' "
Alt Cemmnxtmu ixtmdeJ ftr fniUe
tin asast fc meemnpauitd fry Ow SMaaas tf t
ntKor: TTu turn wiU mat he psUsaisat-
luest Sjf rvrueawtiif at raswsra (
pBorsafet good ftitk. EDrron t
oTamsjtai... , i . , , -.t , , . , t
-,, f .-, .. ror tba ttUadard. j
Ot7K HKW TOU LETTER. -' j
To hear George Sf. Curtis lecture ion Airier
tcaa Literatara, is hke going to the fountain
bead fur information. n . j
So thought tbe krmdv tut intMxtucl aud
ience, who gathered to hear this teacher of
teachers, who ao completely hmgnetize 'bit
ttaartii that tbey abaost target ta riva aaT
applause but tbat ot silent attenUoa. , Ay
first wss considerably annoyed by th
shade of the light on tbe reading deskj
which persisted ia euttimr on" the'wnnec
part af the apeakera head, and rc-adjnstujg
it at the ritfht side of the platform. It re-,
minded me strongly ot tbe Prestidigtaleiirj
ind tbe eve'erew wearv of TiM-tormina
frteat operations, but afTrh4tth.m.i4j
of laaaruaca held as ia thnll M,t.n
else was iiirgotten, . , , t
. ji protfre-BY Air.-r TXTter t :,r S
Bart sang of Hasty Pudding." To these
Sam dam when the sneer of the Edinbnrvh
Bcriew qf fifty years ago, is lost in a about
oi inumpn uiat Amenca Das a literature of
ner own, tbat Enclund cannot despise. In
dividual geniut is wanted to make the lit
erature of any country, and tbe accident of
birth may decide tbe fame ot a nation.
Kate Field, whom the Bostoniana know per
sonally, and New Torkers through the col
umns at tbe Trintne, find ins that literature
did no fwy, and public speaking did, deci
ded to change the field of operation for
other and pecuniary reasons. Hearing this
rrom tbe fair speaker s own bps. makes one
rather smile at tbe description of a fervent
admirer in the Sprineneld fieeuUic. who
says, " sheJIiM f ield, claims I he indulgence
oi a most indulgent audience, and the claws
of criticism are sheathed in velvet when she
appears.'' : , . . t
She site in a lady dike attitude, (I might
have said a photographic) and reads from
trie manuscript at ber left band. Perhaps
the never rises to her subject, ns there is
nothing especial to rise to : and her hearers
have very much tbe appearance of indulging
iu uiuu wKia-waier ; - ponsiaeravio sparkle,
a little tweet, and then nothing." "Out
ia the Woods" it s lively account of what
fun four women bad bv (h i Adirondacka,
but I doubt if Kate's description will induce
very many women to 'go and do likewise,
even though slap jacks are plenty and male
critters are scarce. Personally, Miss Field
is not particularly attractive, though her
smile nukes up Ux the loss of beauty, but
the is so smart, shrewd, and spicy, and never
at a loss in conversation. Her letters to the
Irttmnt, kre full of humor and originality,
but why tbey should give her any claim to
tba lecture-field ia more than. I can ander-
ttaud. Premeditated wit is more or leas
"flat, stale, and unprofitable." and havinir
once beard one of these readings, which id.
peal neither to thought, sentiment, or sensi-
uiuty, one seldom cares to go again. ...
I a rite thus from no desire to inium Miu
Field, or any woman who challenues Dublin
opinion, but merely for the sake of honest
criticism. " 1 -
If yon have any mcssaze to deliver, "stand
and deliver" it ; but it is unjust to a gener
ous public, to impost a tax of fifty cents and
upwards, and offer no fair eauiralent in re
turn for empty purses. ..!..,
, But I am trespassing on' the lectnre-fbild
myself, and will have done. ;,
A atronit pair of arms helped ma' through
the crowd assembled on. Hudson street, to
sec the unveiling of the Tanderbilt Bronco,
last 1 oeartay at tne nrnr.Qi out,, our licKets
AdraltLud. 10 LK, i.kl V i n oa wbirjl Jadu,
Roosevelt, Augustus 5chell, and a 'host of
greater and lesser lights appeared, we, being
modest, decided to stand lower down.
All eyes were directed toward the, roof of
tne Duuaing, wncre about ninety feet of tba
central pan was draped witn sail cloth.
T . r - . . , - .
i ncuij-iour marines stood at equal uisian-
ces along tns eaves, 4Jspt. JJeUroot occupy
ing tbe central position. First we bad some
music by Grafilla't Band, which we heard;
ana then a praver, winch we didn't hear:
and at a given signal the tails were reefed,
the Band played "America," the sailors
swung their ciips and cheered, and. the
crowd was vociferous.
In the centre of the Bronze rises a colosal
ngure of the Railroad Kins, at whose left
are vessels, and maritime designs: and on
the right, cars, and other railroad parapher
nalia. i ne unveiling was reauy an enective
thing; and the sailors, standing with arms
folded, made such a pretty picture tbatxwe
ieit tempted to wisa tbey were a permanency.
Then such a crowding as there was
to the refreshment room, by those
who held tickets of admission ! About
two hundred wera determined to be
Jirtt, but the entrance being small, as it usu
ally the case, by dint of extra pushing and
plunging, about fifty entered and took pos
session of the table, which was ridiculously
oat of proportion to the crowd which still
struggled lor ingress, only to find themselves
most egregiously sold. We walked ouUide
the trough, and around it, taking dimen
sions of both feeders and feeding place ;
had a glimpse of a bouquet, one or two
pieces of cake, a bowl of punch, laughed at
the avidity with which those in possession
made way with the spoils, and smiled loud
ly tt the outsiders who were making such
frantic efforts to get in.
The burlesque in the Gold Room could
not have been funnier than this part of the
vanderbilt programme. . Why three hun
dred thousand dollars should be expended
as a work ot art, to decorate a Freight De
pot, and do honor to a man in his iifetuue, .
and one who baa never come near the Aaorta
of the people, is a question in ethics I , do
not pretend to understand. One of Arte
mus Ward's " goaks " probably, and nn ex
pensive one for somebody. , . .
.; , .... , VIRGINIA, YABXEY.,,.
v ( What Horses Bring. f .
Horses of great repuuuicn have, always
commanded great .prices,,. At Newmarket,
in 1805, a baycQuV.lij Piuata.Jold for 75,
000. In the same year it two year old colt
by Beningborough, a two-year old by Vol
unteer, and a three-ysar old filly by Sir
Peter, weref ild lor S75.0O0 each. For the
celebrated horse Shark, foO.OOO wcrc refus
ed, and O'Kelly declined to accept an offer
of 8100,000 for hit sulboo Eclipse. Tradi
tion says that the Duke, of Devnnshirt ro
fused for Flying Childers the weight of tba
horse in gold. A few years ago, the great
sire Stockwell could an; be bought for
flOO.000, and wa presume .. that when
Gladiateur was carrying every tiling btre
him on the English turf, tbe Count de La
Ginnge would not have parted with hia fur
(150,000. Coming to America,, we nod
that nearly $15,000 .weistpaid for Itxiug
tim, aad tbat bia son. Kentucky, was sold
for MO.OOO. Mr. Alexander refused $50
000 for Asteroid, Kentucky's hall brother,
and' Norfolk, another half brother, was
valued it fiO.OOO. . Mr. Bonner paid J35,.
000 for Iexter and offers tlOO.OOO .tor one
thit can equal Dexter 'a wagon time- jr,
Ftd and Fnrrnl 1 . " , '
; n i i AVa Eaonaoas DiaaMaa . '
Imagine fhe' value of a diamond as big as
a lemon and welghTiig three-quarters of a
pnond. ' Bach a oos is said to have been
loond ia Australia. 1 Iu discovery hat been
telegraphed to England. It was placed in
the hands of a trustworthy man, and he was
surrounded by a strong cordon, of military,
snd marched in this way from tbe mine to
Sidney, where the magnificent gem was de
posited in the mint.. The stoae bat aot yet
been fully tested, but geoiogits arc at work
on it now, and if it really proves to be what
it is supposed, its value will be almost fabu
loir' ia weight h tOO carats. The great
English diamond, that pride of the British
Empire, tlir Koh-i-noor, aeighs but lHi
carats, and is valued at 10 million in gold.
The value of the stone just l-und, if compu
ted by the tabret now in one, would be 100
millions, but bf coarse thb value wo Id l-e
imaginary, tt no purchaser could ba found
wim iuu minions to spare for a djarnond,
i , - ' Jot taw Mansard 1
i Bf. Enrroa t There is a ntattcr which
caa cataa before the present session of tht
General Assembly which demands as serious
snd thooghifnl a consideration, or which
requires ss carry aad decisive actir at thai
with regard to tbe term of office inf tba Ben!
atost tad Members oi tba Boase af ft-pre-teautivea.-
. . -, 1
', This setioa thoold he prompt, for if their
rm ezteads beyond tne 4th day af March)
1871, it it their doty oa the d Tuesday of
taw asssiaa to sleet ta United States Seas,
tor; and nothing ran be more important
than their decision, for, should they err in
holding over beyond their constitutional
tent,' their legitlattioa wauld . ba revolu
tioasry aad void; or should they giveplact
to another body, before the expiration of
their lawful term, the legislation of suebj
body would' be equally defective. They'
must therefore vtecide new, and they must
decide njwUty. y i'-.'w !,-., ;.i nix j
This it aot an arbitrary queatioo ; not
does it tt all depend for its solution nponj
what the two Ilooses may think rvgki to U
tbe law ; Bor whether it will please the pen-l
pie; anr whether it will quiet the clamors o(
aspiring politicians anxious for ' aaothet
shufEe of fhe political cards: but simplt
and teltly apod fair and strict, construe -j
tioo el tbe constitution itself.' : fc ' i
The General Assembly it vcreaure' of U9
eor'tatioa, . if ss p.t- ,
'Vli i'i'lLi.t IT.'uim'"., C&uCOt CO LeVolid ltd
Iimitatioaa without usurpation ; nor fall
short of its requirements without failure to
per.nn ha duty. ' . "
What; then, is the constitutional tenri bf
oroca of the present Senators and Represen-.
tativetf' Tlit' subject is'-mentioned no
where in the Constitution except in sections'
S7 and 28 of Art t. ' ' . - - p - i
" Section 27 it at follows; "The terms of
office for Senators and members of ' the
Hoase of Representatives shall commence at
the time of their election ; and the term of
office of thoso elected at the first election
held under this Constitution shall terminate,
at the same time as if they had been elect-'
ed at the first Tegular election." ,
The present General Assembly being the
first elected under the Constitution their,
term of office "shall terminate it the same'
time as if tbey had been elected at tbe Jirtt
nwtlnf regular election So that Unneces
sary to consider when the first ensuing rcg-l
ular election takes place, in order to fix a
termination to their offices. ;
There is but one section in tbe Constitu
tion which refers to this subject tt all, Sec 1
29. which Is as follows:
The election for members of tbe General
Assembly shall be held for the respective
isinctB ana counties at tne placet tncy are
now held, or may be directed hereafter to be
Held, in sucu manner as may be" prescribed
by law on tbe first Thursday in August in
tbe year one thousand eight hundred and
seventy-one, and every two years there
after." . . ... it
So that the "first ensuing election"
takes place on the first Thursday nf August,
1871. This is the " first election " after or
" ensuing " tbat at which this General At
sembly wss elected; and it it a regular
election so that it it the election referred
to iu Section 27, above quoted which is to
define the termination of the present Gen
eral Assembly or in other words the pres
ent General Assembly must continue as if
they were elected on the first Thursday of
I am at a loss to see what other construction
can be placed upon tbe Constitution.
have examined it carefully and repeatedly.
win m no u (jukuuic ui uiscem some
way or avoiding the conclusion to which
have arrived ; for I should much prefer that
tne .Legislature were fresher from the people
uu pau oeen seiecxea at a ume ot calmer
reflection and greater quiet, thaa that boia
trous epoch in which this was chosen. But
tbe language is unmistakable. This General
Assembly must, without an amendment to
tbe Constitution hold oa aa if the had been
elected, om tba first Thursday of August,
.jmiMiTiiiftls skkt i "
actuated the framers of the Constitution in
giving this long term to tbe first Legislature
ana l ininjc mat upon reflection tbe mat
ter will appear plain to any one who is not
actuated by prejudice or Belnsh motives.
An old system of government has been
swept sway, and with it the accumulated
machinery of ages; all this must be replaced,
and that too by tbe first Legislature. An
oligarchy had been turned into a democratic
Republican government, class and race legis
lation abolished. This necessitated a sys
tem of laws and regulations totally different
from those that had existed, to guard against
: -..i. : ..r .i .1 , ,
imagine! iuu uciimrauzaiioii. me wooie
civil code of proceed ure hsd been discarded
snd a new system instituted in its stead. In
fact, it was as if there had been no govern
ment before this constitution, and the first
Ueneral Assembly wss required to put it all
in active operation. Will it, then, seem
strange that a little longer term of office was
given to them upon whom such extraordin
ary duties were imposed t or that tbey
should not be limited to tbe short space per
manently allowed to those General Assem
blies which should only attend to tbe routine
work of an established government I Weald
it have started one set of legislators upon a
work which it could not be expected they
would have time to thoroughly peformt It
seems to ma that tbe action of tbe framers of
tbe constitution was eminently wise and
proper. Besides, is there any other reason
why sucb action is now condemned, except
political hostility - to the Legislature and
contemptuous denial of its competency and
integrity I and can either or tbem be sup
posed to have been in tbe minds of tbe fra
mers of the constitution? or can they be
listened to by this General Assembly with a
proper respect for its own dignity.
- Chiaese Saspeaaioa Bridges,
The construction ot suspension bridzes
has been thought a signal ' achievement by
the Western latinos,- but in China ther are
ot great antiquity, and many still exist.
They are made of iron chains, aad their
mode of construction resembles in the main
that used in the Western countries. , They
are, however, generally confined tn moun
tainous regions, and span rivers whase nav
igation ia interrupted. There ia one over a
liver in tbe Yunnan Province that is said to
have been first built by one famous Chu-koh-liacg
more than two thousand ' years
since, and there is a second and moch larger
one in the Kweicbow province, spaning the
the River PeL This latter was built durinir
the King dynasty. It consist of many
chains stretched acrosstheriverand fastened
firmly in tbe stone on either Unk ; from
natural elevations a bo re other - chains de
pend, and are made fast iu tlie span; and
there are arsocaaint fastened., to it from
lielow, the object beinz to make the bridra
as firm as possible. ' A pltnk ' floor is hud
on this bed of chains; it is repaired at regu
lar intervals of from three V Iva wears at
the- imperial expense. The . span 'of this
bridge ia said to be several hundred feet
The mystcrions disappearance ' of many
persons wbo have bnsiaess on the Mississip
pi river is at length explained. - As the
steamer Lady Gray was passing Island No.
is, aaout 1UU miles below Uairo, last Tues
day, she took in tow from Mr. Lester's wood-
ysrd a fiat to wood from, Mr. Lester accom
panying the., boiti. After prodrerKng about
aix miles tbe boat was rut loose: Mr. Leatw
received $110 for his wood, snd the fist was
floating back when a skiff put off from the
shore, manned by twu men, who boarded
the fist and demaaded Mt. Lester's aiowey.'
They said tbey were river pirates, aad would
shoot him if he did not comply with their
demands. , Mr. Lester, who is aa old man,
qaieily gave tbem all the money he had, tad
thanked there for sparing hi life, but aa
tooa as ens of them, had returned ta she skiff
he drew hit pistol aad shot the other, wht,
was just stepping over, through the heart ;
he then shot the one who was in the kiff
through the hips, aad navigated both boats
to ait yard. Bums, the snrvivor, said that
bit companions' nsnte was Moore, and that
tht J were members of an organised gang of
river pirates that has beea watching the
river between Cairo and Memphis for several
veart, aad robbing whenever they had aay
chance. , .Burns caatfeates that he baa abet
and thrown overboard four men, from wood
yards who resisted his demands.
Duluth, Minn., which was a wilderness two
moatbssgo, bat bow a aooulatioa o' one
thousand, a big hoteL a church, newspaper,
andttchoo lioase, ' . '
-Baptist State ConYention.j
. ..Repartee Especially lot the Standard. j (
,(2 ni . bin r ' Jfur BtRStt, Rev. 10. ;
'i1 The Baptist State Convention 'kaseinlilerl
in the house ot Worship f the . Baptist
Church in the city ol New Berne this mor-
lag at 10 o'clock. , .' "'!? ' J ;'
Rev;' T. H. 'PTitchard.'of Raleigh,1 Vicei-
Pretldent, caned tbe wnvention ro erocr
and conducted religions exercises. " ' " I
' Deleoates enrolled from Associations and
Churches, smenating in all, at organization
to about 50. . ' ' ',' " " i
' Election of ofBcert resulted at follows: ,
!:i Rev. W. T. Brooks, President- I
'' Rev. W. T. Waltcre,1st Vice-President j
1 . Hon. C. C. Clark,! Yice President . j
B. Oliver, Esq;, 3rd Vice-President .: j
Rev. J, 8. Purtfoy, Treasurer, ' . ,
" Rev. I. L. CarrolC Recording Secretary.' I
, Rev. G. W Sanderlin, Assistant Recordi
Ing Secretary .! '- a-'
;;, Prof W. R'RoiraL;Aadifor.-.
" ' A Committee wsi appointed 'n prepare
Order of Business '.. B W. Justice. Revt. Wi
T.Wsltnandi. H,'ifUltt -- -, ' . !
Visiting ministers from other bodies were
Invited to scats in the Convention, which
wat accepted by Rev, R. 5. Lowell of Vir-
The'tonVtntloa "spent hnl?1 tionr ?n Ac-
gtte,ii W ake Forest . '
,. Convention assembled and was called tq.
.order after tinging t hymn. . c . - . .,
. The President announced the' standing
committees previded in the Order ot Busi
ness. ,.,.-.).. . , t... ' .. .. j
,, The Committee appointed at last session
to consider the adoption of tome standard
authority ia matters of parliamentary law,
reported . recommendation of "Hell's
Parliamentary Practice,", which was adopt-'
ed- , ,. i
- The Committee, of but session, to settle1
op the concerns of tbe ,ild 8. S. and Publi
cation Board, also that on revising the list;
of Ministers, were unprepared to report, and;
were granted longer time, , i . ..
, After, half hour spent ia social prayer'
meeting, the Convention adjourned. , !
At o'clock at night, the Introductory'
Bcuuuu was preacuea in tne rupttst Uliurch
by Rev. J. 8. Carroll, from Sd Corinthians
6 14, rthe save of Christ constraiueth
Thubsdav, 94 A. if.
After half hour spent in devotional ser
vices, conducted by Dr. Wingate, the Con
veution wat called to order by the Preti-
uenu , , . r, : . . .. ,
The Secretary read the proceedings of
yesterday, wnien, artcr correction .were
' Visiting ministers were invited to teats,
which wat accepted by Rer. Dr. WUliams
of Greenville, (8. C.) Theological Seminary.
A considerable number of new delegates
were enrolled. - '
Aconitnitteeef three, Revs. Marsh, Emer
son, snd F. H. Jordan, wat appointed to
consider tbe propriety of making any change
in tbe plan of conducting the State Mission
- A motioni was passed inviting the Rev.
Dr. Williams to present the claims ot Greea
ville Theological Seminary to the Conven
tion, and to-morrow morning wat named at
the time.' ' " ' - 'l
On motion, the Convention gave way to a
conference of the ministers, with nHereace
to ucrcasing the efficiency of pastors aad
churches, - '
Adjournment at 1 o'clock.'4 ' '- ":
''' , -.- 3o'cu)cavP. M.
i The Presidont called tt order.-''-'. U, v.
Prayer by Rev. - Bailey. i
Report of tht Sunday School Association
was read by B.' W. Justice, Corresponding
Secretary giving detaihrW the work done
ba tea Stat this year, atmwig an est i mat;
f&cEefs and tcl'olars ; that iii'6(J"aollara bad
been raised ; asking assistance and sympa
thy and contributions from the Baptists of
norm Carolina, and tbowing a gratifying
condition of the Sunday School cause.
On motion, the consideration of the report
was postponed to Saturday afternoon at 3
o'clock, sad msde the special order for tbat
hour. . . 1 ; , ,
The report of tbe Board of Education
was read by Prof. W. B. Royall, of Wake
Forest, and was laid on the table until the
presentation of the report of the Correspon
ding Secretary of the Mission and Education
.Boards. , . :r- i
Rev. Dr. Pritehard moved that the report
of the Board of State Missions be called for
to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock and made
the special order for that hour, which pre
vailed. . I
The same resolution to hold a mass meet
ing on the subject of State Missions, and
take up a collection tor that object, kip Fn
dav meht i i
This motion excited considerable debate.
Revs. F. M. Jordan, W. R. Gaultney, and A.
J. Emerson, opposing, and Rev. J. S. Pure-
fov advocating, tbe feature of taking up a
collection, i " - - ..-
I The motion was lost ' ' ' '. r
After various -tnnouncements, tho Conven-
iton adjourned. Prayer by Rev. J. M. C.
Loke. ' '' '
i Rev. J. C. Hidea h announced to' preach
in the Baptist unarcn to-nignt at 7 o'clock.
Friday, Nov. 12, 91 o'clock, A. M.
The Convention was called to order by
tne t resident, altera Halt hour spent in so
cial prayer-meeting. . ,. ; : .
Additional delegate! were enrolled.
The report of the Board of Missions was
read by Rev. Dr. Pritehard, Chairman of
tne uoaro, snowing recerptt mis year :
State Missions, , , ,,,;.,.'. , . . ., $3031 00
roreign Missions, unknown
Education, about, ' JOOO 00
Rev. Wm. Turner advocated the adoption
of the renm-t and spoke- of tba -want of
Baptist preaching in the towns along the
line ot tne a. u. nail Koad... JJr. Pritehard
earnestly and eloquently urged the Conven
tion to increased efforts to occupy all the
destitute places in the State, ' Rev. W. T.
Walters followed, alluding to past labors,
(struggles, and self-denial, the work of the
Jiast few years gradually assuming greater
Importance, and spreading over a wider ex
tent of territory, and showed the importance
bf this department of labor to tbe Foreign
Mission causes, the College and all our
denominational enterprises. To stop is ruin.
;ve must go forward. - -i -
The special order for the hnnr of 11,, A.
being the bearing of Rev. Dr. Williams,
.nf the Southern Baptist Theological Sconi
bery, coming up, the further consideration
pt tbe report was postponed to 45 minutes
to ! oWoek. i V - -" - ' .,-.
I Dr. Williams was then introduced to the
Convention, and gave a plain statement of
the financial condition and pmspecta of the
Seminary, the plan upon which it it organ
ired, adapted to the wants af our - denomi
nation, setting up oo requirements, as to
education, for admission, but making tbe
standard for graduation very Ligh. The
tprakerthen gave an inside view ''of ' the
Seminary;- "tae lectaees, f tho classes, tbe
halls. tle Professors, their subjects, dtc He
wss listened to throughout with marked at
tention and interest. At the close of his ad
dress, various members of the Convention
came forward aad gave voluntary contribu
tions to Dr.' Williams for. the support of
Voung ministers, studying at the Seminary.
Briel addresses were delivered on the tame
subject by Revs.' Pritehard, Hiden, Marsh,
Dr. J. B. Taylor. and Overby; ' '-'
! Tlae report of tbe MuanoaBoard was taken
tip and discussion thereon resumed. Dr.
Pritehard adverted t the fact that tbe Bap-'
tist Church in'Ralelgh now In so Bourisbing
k condition, wast fix a long time aided by
(lie Convention in paying the salary of a
pastor.-" ' " '- - - . i-" - .
j Rev:P; M. Jordan delivered a diatacter
istic speech, full af rntliasiaam, knd was fol
lowed by Rev. J. M. C. Lake, of Plymouth,
who described the field iu which he has been
tsboring for' wyear or two past at four
large erantiet, lit wbicia. be it the only Bap
tist Minister. He spoke of the opposition
and persecution he has encountered,, the
little chnrch he has gathered in Plvmouth
called the "water-dogs," and his sermon In 1
the eoort house, stigmatized as "haransueiC"
and tba Baptist Rameeocpltd with reproach
and infamy. He made a strong appeal that
draw tears front many eyes, for help to build
I church jn Plymouth, and many came for-
ward and gave voluntary gifts of cash for the
purpote. , , : .'. .. i
The hour of 1 o'clock bsying arrived' fid
convention lajonrnea. i " "
" i'-JMf i i . .- ir :-, j c; k
r-- V im. r. t 1 o'ctOCC, P,M.'.
The Conventtea was called to order; aftei
praver by Rev. BT-H. Marsh, of Oxford, r , i
I - Tlieeonsideratioa' the Report on MtM
t-siung was rmnmnl ,:
Re.?. J. Kelson, oYMosboRr, gave an
account ol the destitutfoa la PamHco Aaso,
eiatioB, stating that in ' territory of 4,0Q
-Mqiutre miles t'aere are not more than five ot
six ministers of our denomination, ferns
feeble churches and a few Sundry ScboaK i
end CorTeapanirdtng Secretary of (he ForH.
forth that ahotrt t.008 had beea contribo.
ted to the Foreign Mitstoa Board this yean
frost Aorttt Camlma Baptists,' whila aot
more thaa $400 -were received from tbesama
ource last year; that the Board were, con
templating making other appointments, aH
though the means for their support wen notj
in hand; spokeof the eminent qnalifieatioaa
of Rev. Dr. Yates, oar Missionary ia ChinaJ
and the high estimation in which he it held'
'Tionr,f the Foreign Missionaries of other deJ
itinns-. arti exprpwd .the oniiiion
r-iTXSrotuia .iiaprjiu'"fugIit to be
proud of him and thankful to God for bar-;
ing sent such a man from their midst The
Reverend speaker gave a sketch of thecbar-i
acter and peculiarities of the Chinese, a race
in some respects, at least, superior to ns. : '
In answer to inquiries. Dr. Taylut stated
tbat Southern Baptists have three stations,!
Lung Chsu, in the northern part of the coast, I
with three missionaries ; five hundred miles
miles lower down, Shanghai it the next-eta-'
tiua, occupied by Rev. Dr. Yates ; one tboa-:
sand miles lower still, is Canton,, occupied
by Rev. Dr. Graves. There are about fifteen
Baptist Churches in the Empire. He alluded'
to the impatience felt by many at the appa-'
sen'jy alow progress ot missions in unina,
and assigned reasoas for this, appearance of
want of success, and compared the success j
In this field to that of the first Missionaries,
Judson, Carey, and others in Burmah and
India. . He stated that aa many as eight or
ten native exhorteri or preachers ara assist
ing tbe Missionaries in this field. , , . . . '
After the transaction of .other unimport
ant business, tbe Convention adjourned after
prayer by Rev. Dr. Taylor. :
I !' . '; .:) l;;.W, i
Tribute of Respect. ..'-.
At a meeting of the members, of the Bar
of Halifax Superior court, on the 9th day
of November, 1809, on motion the Honora
ble B. F. Moore was called to the Chair, and
John T; Gregory requested to actnt Secre
tary, i i
Mr. Conigland arose, and in a few touch
in; remarks announced the death of Cot
W. A; Jiskibs, and requested the Chair
man to appoint a committee of three to
present to the meeting appropriate resoln
tioas on the occasion ; whereupon, the
Chairman appointed Edward Conigland,
J. B. Batehelor and General Mat W. Ran
som. ... , - ,,1,-4 - !
, The committee, through Mr. Conigland,
offered the following, to-wit :
Whebeas, It has pleased God to remove
suddenly from among ns Col. William A.
Jenkins, lab; a member of the Bar; therefore,
it it '.-;.... '. "
Raolted, That tbe high position which
the deceased , had obtained at the Bar, in
official statue, and in the estimation of hit
fellow-citizens, renders public notice of hit
deslh on the part of hia late tMsoctatet, emi
neatlj fit and proper. ,., t., a y,,, ,
t Tbat the ability, and tba many
rictble traits of character which distin
g&iahtd tbe deceased, must cause hit
deatb to be regarded a public loss and espe
cially' to be lamented by hisstirviving brethren-
-. . ;.- .ivi i
That we exterul -1 . .
fnend land 'broiler in this sad hour of
their ratsolation and bereavment and ia to
ken or our . respect for '.hia memory will
wear crape on the left arm for the next thir
ty days. - - -
Xetohed, Tbat the Chairman of this
meeting be requested to present these res
olutions to the court, and , to ask tbat
tbey; be entered nn the minutes, and also
to cause the tame to be published snd
communicated to the family of tbe deceas
ed. : - " -
.. Which resolutions were , unanimously
B. F. MOORE, Chairman.
1 Johs T. Gbroort, Secretary.
Upon the assembling of the Court ' Mr.
Moore, in a few feeling remarks, presented
the resolutions ot the Bar to tht Court with
the request that they, be enrol lea oa the
minutes of the Court
General Ransom made touching remarks
about the deceased, which were listened to
with silent ; a'tcntioo. . His Honor replied
in a most appropriate manner to Mr. Moore
and Ueneral Ransom, and ordered the pro
ceedings to be spread on the records of the
jourt . .
Aa lecideat of Froatier Life,
General R. B. Marcy's new chapter of
uorder rtemimscences," in tne JMovcmber
number of Harper's Magazine contains tbe
following;. ,,; 1 "
The regiments ire usuall? so widely dis
persed in small garrisons it is difficult for
them to establish anything like regimental
messes, sucb as are found in the English
army. Yet at one station in Texas quite a
respectable mesa was formed, with the ma
jority of the officers of the regiment in it
nut unfortunately Tor tne aspirations of
some ot tne young tnbaltcn. their finances
hsd become so low and they were so deeply'
involved in debt as to be unable to pay
tne somevmat extravagant mesa bills of. the
large association,' and they weie obliged to
Hough it" by themselves in a more frugal
manner, chiefly on supplies obtained at ow
rates from the cosaaiiasarL Indeed. I heard
one of the lientenaats, (but I will not reach
lor Us literal authenticity,) say bit purse be-
irame so thoronghiy . depleted at one .time
that for several weeks he had to subsist oo
rice alone. During tbit period of lastieg it
tinfnrtunately so fell out tbat a friend of his
from a neighboring post paid him a li.ost
uateasoaabie' visit not having the sligirtst
previout conception or warning of the fare
tie waa to encounter.
Tbe impoverished lieutenant put" the best
possible face on the meagre condition ot'it
lawiar, ild received him with' his aaua 4r
bano hospitality at about the hour for din
ner, when it was too late, however, had , it
been in bis power, to have made much bf a
pUange in hit bill of fare; except to bom-))
a littie mustard from bia- brother "otScer,
which be , imagined might make the rice
diet more palatable. The dinner was si-pn
announced, the two friends seated themsel
ves at the pine camp table. When the hist
raised tba solitary cover, and, in a verv "ie-
seeehing way, inquired of his guest if ha
would -be helped to rice T" '
The latter, eonoetvinz this to be the nre
liminsrr course, like "raw ovstera on tlie
half shell," replied,.! : if 'n ? - ir
No, 1 thank yoa. I never eat nee." ' ,'
Then,", said tbe lieutenant perplexed at
to what k should say or do next, help jotr
sclf to tbe mustard, lor if y-ra -can get ai y
tbini else ia thtg ranch yoa arg tmartor than
n. -, -.--.jn-iti!tl it K
A German machinist, pamed Wm, T--
keL 24 years oldtook arsaic for all the tils
that flesh is heir; Id, at San. Francisco; on
tbeSlst nll.,dyingrth 81th. He-left
several letters, ia one of wkiatli be tiM ?i
?Uem JrViowdWitb this litter I will let
you know that I hare msde application to
be a fireman with the devil. J guess be will
have something tor me to do. I do aot
enow wbat 1 auatt do bers u this world. - I
im so nnbsppy ; it is tba fau.t et my Mar
riage. I think j ought to have a betbar wo
man ; but I beiieve the devil brought ktr to
tne. She it at fault, anil may be Tan a Ut
ile at fault too. I would not havaj married
the gid if I bad not loved ber. I :kve ker
ttilL My work I had to give upj. I atsjld
to; keep my thoughut collected, and I did
aot know what I did. I could not drink;
my nature would not let me da it Bat for
this I should go crazy, and that would ba a -Sic
story il i was sent . to Btocktetua i
bought arsnic m poison rata, but I will try
on a two-lcEged rat and I think that will
befhetHstway," - ; '
- " GoTernort Message.
i " J ,i i.i.i, ii w . vi
. in-d I ,!rwinlia6rrrvw JHtrtman.
.S." 4r- " iL A' U "' viOT-iftf
ToVu Sixorabb, ikt Oasral Anttnb:
V. ."-! -'I a! .ortOir(JhM:
vsnuiiK-i emurratuiatfl you on jour re
tara to tne seat or gorernment, to rename yoor
u,, wanes jrawas av nrwea laiBettaai
busineas wliicn wul claim your aUewtion. Toa
will dosbtlcsa proceed to the eonaiderwrion and
dispatek of business in a oalia and dkpawlmatn
spirit, and with an ere to the frood of tht whole
penpm w Mwetaw. - ii n maoe my soty-by tbe
CoaatilnUMB-to-y (iwa Ua earal ' AswmWj-,
from time to time, information of Ilia affairs of
ure ewe," ana to recommend aoes neaawee as
I shall dteta expedient. I propose tor pcirotsa
UUrduty ia a plain and candid manner, w ith the
times sealouaij to .ep-oparata. wltb in tn
aatenaoa-ta amines tnaM was fymivi at ail
times zealouali to eo-operata. wltb rrm in all
w-wtaaaaauj.-4,.,i,: ...n , (
' . STATI DEBT ASD miSCES.,,
' 'Tbe most Important' subject which can engaga
yauattAu la ta State debt and Bn.acj
,, lue amount of the otata debt oa the 1st Octo-
oer, luou.jt asiouows: Ante-war bowls, t-S.STS,
aut. . r oat-war bonds, aot woeoial sax. tfa Kai
8t5j making nlS,0ti the potl-wr hoods
n IB.li ..E... K. b.n.l'.l... - l . i H .
, iu cu Hum much tue reuenion
sderatcolaaeta!oatiih as Ware airttw hud
by law-beisre tbe ittcUioo- Tait dcbl iakaovn
at the "old debt"" - ' r
r Bends' iuaeti to Sailrttl Compaalrw, tbe any-
mentoi me interest on wBicb is provilt-d for bx
sinful b-ntlou, artvAs foliotfa.: ToUMWiliiuJt
atoc u&d laraoroagfa kailmad, fcXi,6UU. ,' Tatar
TTMtcm uivhios at too westva ortb lim
Una Railroad, $6,367,000. To the Eastern W.
vists at aaid Koad, m,000.i To tb WUialnti
ton, Charlotte and Butberford Road, tl SbO.OOa
To the North-Wettern North Carolina Road,
1,080,000. Ta tbe Western (Cool Ii eld) Jtoad,
11,330,000. to tbe Atlantic, Tennessee tod Ohio
Railroad, $1,160,000; ni ikies: $15,600,000. Total
bosdad debt, tM.IUa,(M5. To tma aiwy hcaadtw
of bonds not issued $4,280 000, makwa a total
ef tbe bonded debt and of bonds lobe butted,
af $3,0,CH5. , ... .,..-.: f. J
.Tbe interest on the special tax toud j Is Bt-iug
paid. I retrret ta state tbat tbe Treasurer I'aa
beea naabie to meet the iatertwt) wa the aid
bonds. It will be necessary to fund tL interest
due oa these bonds, and ft Is for tbe G neral As
sembly bi declds ton what time lb inti-rest shall
be fubded. The fact that tbe Slate nude an ef
fort to pay this iuterest and failed, vertalnly
I ujwwiu w pavy , mim IH -IBtMlrg,
by compounding and increasing the debt, thus
adding to the burdens of tbe people and throw
ing new bonds oa tbe market to compete with
others already aold, will greatly stimulate the
dlspositloe which exists to meet thai interest.
. We are able to pay tbe interest on the whole
of this debt md those who will come after us
will bt abundantly able to discharge the rrincV
pal. , Tbe State ot Pennsylvania, twenty-Ova
years aro, waa aa mnca embarwafd with ber
debt aa we are with ours, and ber good aamt
was iu danger of being clouded by repudiation.
Kut sbe met ber responsibilities boldly and la
good faith ; ber beat tnea waited to suatsiw bar
credit; ber peopleaabmitted cheerfully to tbe tax
ation necessary for this purpose ; and tin result
was ber faith was maintained, her great resources
were developed, ber popnlation"ncreaacd, ber
wealth doabled aad quadrupled,' and now sbe
wonld.noi ba embarrassed with a debt of one
hundred millions. North Carolina hat as many
aataral mourees as Peansylraaia.., Oar debt
baa been Incurred to Improve our condition
tbat, ia, ia tbe first place, to commence and con
tinue certain lines of railway, and secondly, to
finish these lines, as provided for In Ihe Consli
tutkw. Tbt amount thus expended has already
been of Incalculable benefit to tbe Statu, What,
if the Wilmington and Weldon Hallway bad not
been constructed I What, if bo Railroad had
gone to the sea from Ooldsborough f What, if
the Raleigh and Gaston Road bad aot opened the
rich cotton and tobacco region from. Wa,et
Franklin and Granville to Weldon, and tbence to
Eetensburf and Norfolk t What if (he North
Carolina Railroad bad not stretched itself out
aa a great Hfe-aupplying artery from Goldsbor
oagk to Chartottaf Must we paast m our ca
reer r Is not the enterprising eity of Wilming
ton to be placed in connection with Asbcvllle,
and theaoa with the Kiaalasippl valley? Must
onr great Western Railroad bail at Swananoa
Gap, oral -Asbeville? No, gentlemen,- mil our
(neat woil jaut be completed. .Wa most'c
oa. Wa cannot recede. We must pay the. in,
terest ou our bonds, and tbna keenlnir taith and
at tbe aame State pwtting-owr bunds at aurh a
figure aa tbey shoald command, the variona
Kabroad CoanwuiaaD ditttXM of thnut ihnr
have in hand, realize tbe money for tbem, and
press thefrworks to completion. " ' ' ' -
- Tbapnttentatatedtbtabeaia aot,Ml, f be
lieve, will not be increased. This as Uio dictate
tine ei justice and tound policy Justice to onr
creditors, and aband policy, btcaaae ta Increase
tht debt would betooppraaa tba people. Bat
beeo aoTa, ana we have received ihd a,i,i inr
them, and we are bound in every way in which a
suto eaa be boaad to paw Ua debt The debt it
obligatory under both tbe old and new Constitu
tion, and It hat been sanctioned, and its payment
Will U .H...I..J .. - , ...... . ..
-'" ,iitu m amirenuiiiy, or LUe tla
preme Court ot the State. Under the Conititu
tloa, and ander the decision of tbe Court, wblcb
it the highest known to our Constitution and
laws, tbe whole property of tbe State la held to
mee voia aeoi, ootn new ana old. Let us then
meet it like men and North Carolinian. Let ua
hear no whisper even of repudiation. Let every
citisen ot tbe State resolve tbat nothing shall be
don and nothing emitted which will east a
doubt on our purpose to pay this debt. Com
pared with many other States we arc poor in de
veloped resources and poor in means; bat let thit
comparative poverty be honorable, K-t us not
tdd to it the crime of dishonesty, and, by des
troying our trood name with onr cn-flit rut nmr.
: telvet off from tli hope ol improving our condi
i tion. There it great bope lor ut in tbe future ;
i but this bope is based on our integrity as a people.
puiLnjoc w uici-t an our ooilgatlons,
no matter bow heavy tbt burdei amy seem for
tbe present Repudiation would not stop witu
the State debt. It would extend itaclf to tbe na
tional debt, to corporation debts, to individual
debts and to private contract!. There would be
no confidence between man and man. Tbe credit
systeaa would be destroyed. Tba reaalt of all
thia would be. not only a practical lota to tba
people ol the Btate of more than the amount of
their pwaent debt, but a stigma of reproach and
disgrace which would cling far ages tu Ihe char
acter of the State.
1 Invito yoaripeclal attend to toe Report
of the State Treasurer, herewith transmitted, I
take pleasure in bearina- testimony lo th ".i-
and faithful manner fn which thit officer naa dis-
cnargeu nis amies ; ana i trutt your honorable
body will give due weight to bis auggeations and
i Lvespectfully recommend. finL tin; mnai tu
wotMtmy In thepublie expenditures; secondly,
tbat the Public Tteaaurer be relied ofxai y your
honorable body to manage tbe financial A-oocernt
tof the State in such a manner as ac may deem
bett, nnder-rour direction. , , , t . .
,.f ruauo nisriDCTioB.
Tbur tttenliofl la invited to thj, rbmi .-
Bwperintendeat of Public Inttnictiun, wilb tc
fcompanYlng doenmenta, herewith transmitted.
, i ii a i n : u i-c r inn i, i s luu.i.i ti.. u , u-
. " ,-.--,, . ; v.
ood, have been active, zealous, patient and
laitbful in their resDotniale dntiea. smi rirmm
therefor tbt tbanka of the people of tbe Skate. -
I Tbe system of public schools contemplated by
Miuiumiwu,,!!, pruviueu ror oy fciw, it
ta early ready to aro Into onwradon. Iu nt .j
she counties the requisite school officers hive
been elected aid qualified. Teaeberf will be en
gaged and schools opened whenever Towoal-ia
ma ionnty autnoriliea are notified of tbeappor
ionment ot tbe school money, which baa just
m aade for tbt emwlngytar hy-fba Suswria
enilent of rublic Instruction to the amount of
1165,290.69.- AfewaehaoU have- rfrwdy eoat
neaced. Tbe General Aasemolv.al Ita hnt sea
ion. aDDronriatcd nnp hunHr.il t l,n.u.. iii.
tor school purposes, which sum Is to be added
la the ccpitation tax and apiiortieried among the
fcowntlta of the State. Theeamr tW, wbie
krat taken by tha County Coaimiaaioaeri by db
lectioo of the Board of Education, alwws that
tbe school money most be dittributcd among
$30,581 children. Iho amount of tin eapitation
tax cannot be determined until the final rat arm
bf the Sheriffs on the 1st of next mooch.
I 1 -can not too earnestly args on tho General
Assembly tht Importance of aaatahriiig tlie area
public schools. Every hop lor tree rorern
lien. dependa on ibe education ot the maaea.
Taxes for aucha purpose. should, be vbeertally
paid. aTtils is a subject upon which all can
leree.- We can all unite ia earnest effort! to
educate tba rising generation, aad that vaake
tbe State powerful and respected through the
tntelligenee and general knowledge which will
characterise its people. ...... v, .
j The Swamp Lands vetted in tbt Board of Ed
a cation ttill remain unsold and aaprodnctive.'
It ia reeomaieBtkd that tba board nl wdacadoa
be authorised to dispose of these lands. If the
board should be wuthoiiaed to offer them lor
sale in parcels, or ia a body, inquiry eooc.ni ing
tbem will be stimulated, and advantageous aal-t
auvbe effectad. - i . - -t
I lbe Cnivervlty of fhe 8 tale claims the aneelaf
attention, and la entitled to tbe fostering ears
wi mjv ,t. ue, i jsvemujy. loere ta now at
Chapel Hill a Faculty coaaisttng of s President
ind four professors, wbo are able and experi
enced teachers. "The tstAbllihtnenr of schools
or colleges, implied in the I Diversity tyttem.
Will require the appointment of aeveraladdi
Goawl Brofesaora. A eomslete ' Univerrit
hoaid at ones be organ'teed. Too Coostitatian
on templates a c Diversity, which is an astern
lag ot Colleges, and not simply a roritge; wad
n aacb a Univereity everthing tbould belaogbt .
aico win nt tne students lor tbe varied call-
igs sn erapteyareiits of life. -. k
Tbt trasteet of the Uciversitv will nnr. im v
tbe coloied department is rapidly as their
aiwaaa will permit'- Thia deBartmeal ia uotoniv
a matter of justice, but ofaaceauly. Oureot,
ared fe'low-eltizent are entitled in proportion ta
tbeir aaatber to tqnwl eoasiderattua in this ra, :
tpect with tbe wbites, and I am sure tbe Gen
eral Assembly will make as thorough provision
tpr lbe former as for the bitter.-:, i.. - -
Tbe proceeds of the land scrip donated by the ,
Keeeral gavernntent to tbe Slate, and given by
Ui stale to tba University to tatabtub aa aarUw
onltural college, have been received hy the trus
tees and Invented la 8tate bonds The amount
Invested is tiW.OuO, which will yield aoaaaliy ,
t!5J!40. This Income must be appropriated to
adavtawtit ef agriculture and tbe mechanic
arta. aad will wet, therefore, fiord any support
to toe University proper. The lures tment in
State booda naa douHed tbe fund, wbirb ta
aacb oioor gain to the Sate and to tht cause of,
jTWWMjirMMlU, 1 ,lnj(. mT
baa dkpoacd of iu stock la the Wuminrtoa and
W cldou road and the WUmingtoa and HaDchet-
irr maa." me tmonnt receivea lor thit tteck
waa (ISS.OOO. This tmowM bow also beta tn Tot
ted ia State bonds, tod la now SAM.OOO ykaUursg
mtoi atsnBteiwJiiiyA, -a tw swwaani twwjr
inallj iivtated it theto,. read, of tke deposit
money from tbe gtneraf government lnl6oo,waa
$409,000, for and in bebalf of theSrerary fundflf
uv. Biaie: unaar ioc pieteot jenttriition
abewitncktwtMVite4lntawtB4ard ed odaea
tiua, and tin atsoaat ibea rea'.iiad fortheap
lot fall very far short af lbs, original lav
Trttment, while the Income it larger and more
earttlu thae K Wat at any period from tht cot-
nrstiam racfted1av t . it ) ii,i,uJ
' 1 cwattot eiowe thia part of ay -ratwugw wttfc.
"u -i""r axtucaiiBg A9 -ue toearrai. Ataeav
bly to aid lUKrtrualeea in auilainlug theTnivcr1
itj. Thi time honored institwtion snotild not
a anf ;evcu be- negli-eteib Otrw voan taea
aboald be edaeatud aa boost, aa urovida for
m uauurr every way auiiaoie ana proper
tlwaM bi;itadlDg ateol -WMtlt ta'rMral
JUJjWjtf tf jt, if fijflf .the rusieaa oy tbeinitl,
i vT: tvrlouiAL WKvaunra.T i iv
i do 'aot Seem K wiwiwiary tatwptatiaa tdewb
.cxprussed in my Last aanual tnoaaagw on tbt tnb,
Jt-ct of internal Iniprovcmentt." The whole peo
ple el theSietw are taaimitttwi In yrinapaa, ia
iiiteret: and in feeling to the varions- works,
whether completed or la course of constractitm.
AH Uw completed Wika an toying. iTjiman,
and ono of Ihem. at leaiL in whb h tan Ki.i
larvely Intcrcated, gives promise of a handsome
diidt.l. r- . i -rwr, -X---,i. .,
- Tr SsiAbaiUlna tAml. rxtrtdtna1 Trem
Goldsborongh to Charlotte, Is tbe uiMt Impor
tant work ia tbe Slate, Wkk Mte AtlaaUeroad
rrom Alorrhead City to Goldaborough, and tbe
Went era Extension, from Salisbury to flint
Rock, it will eoBstitato a trtiuk llaa taaawon, ai
tbt finest harhora on our coast to lines of rail
way connected with the Misntsstppl valley and
c racuw coast i nita int Katetgu ana ttaatoa
Road, tram Raleirh to Weldon. It will afford th.
tame path for travel and freight rrom the Pacific
cuwtand tba Mkwiaaippl taliey to Norfolk, tnw
Ihe markets of tlie world. United with the Wil
Bimcton-. Charlotte and Rutherford Road at
Charlotte, and tho latter with th. Western Ex,
tension at Ajheville, a channel ol eommunica
twa will be wpened troaa U'llainglOBtar Aahe
villcand Paint Rock, and thence with the Gieat
West and the Pacific coast, which Will' benefit
immeasurably the reginti uroagb -which Ihcat
lines will run, and add constantly and nerma.
nently to the prosperity and wealth of Wihntng.
am. itui a ttue, ni or LAMlBaicM Koad tt oa
tbe way to Greenaboroueh. or Salisbury, oa
some intermediate point on the North Carol'ca
Road; while tbe NortbweaUra Seed. Iron
Greensborough to Salem aud Mount Airy, will
In do time oowr the rich nrrwlnf it nf Ttfiirti,
iuto tbe North Orollwa Road.. Tbls ktturroad, R
i, luoceo, tue -jonn torwma Koad." ftt
management by IU President, Mr. Smite,' Un
tbe Board of Director!, has been, able aud -efficient.
Its debt baa been reduced, it condition
la every repeat baa beea Improved, and It is be-
iiccu is win ue aoicat tue next annual mniun.
of the stockholders to declare a handsome divb
dudo. I doubt tbe poller of leoatnr v- aelUnr
thia road.. At a meetiog of the atoekhaldera ut,
this road, held in Ralelirbon the 11th InaUnt to
consider proposflioas to loasa tt for a term, of
years, i icit it to be mr duty to announce through
tbe Stale proxy that I was opposed to leasing It
t a i. ndptln, 1 . .... 7. -
j - ,. , . uvinni uia ejum
in tbs absence of instructions front tba General
Assembly - White your honorable body would
have no power to direct a leaaa amnnst the ana
of tho private stockholders, wboae rlghta are
aecuree Dy too cnarter, jet any opinion you
might be pleased to express lu tbe natue of the
people on the subject whether for or against a
leaaa, would iaavt great weight wltb the Sicca
tive aud the private stockholders. , .,
. THI MILITIA LAW, AUD ORDER.' . .,
Attention hi Invited to the renbrt nf llm Ait.
jutaat General, kerewith submitted; ' This offi'
cer has performed hia duty laitbiully. J trust
hit suggestions will meet the approval or the
General Aaaemblyu ,-- r.-. . i x, ,i
Under the present militia law the Executive st
coinperatively powerless to enforce the laws.
1 nets rawtsnouia re amended, so aa to give the
Executive tbe authority to embody promptly
sucb a militia force aa will enable him to repress
violence In certain localities snd maintain the1
I" ..,..! '- -.,.! -.J .!!.
Numerout complaints have been ma da ta.me
of violence and mob law in certain Conntlea; by
partk who ride at alghf artted said diagtusod,
and assnntc tba right to regulate neighborhoods
by injuring, insulting and panlsbina- inoffensive
white aid colored persons. Inert is oa Safety
tor any Citizen ootsiae tne taw. , jne civil law
must be maintained. Hri who put on disguises
aad ride at night and break -pn hoaaes; and
molest, terrify or injure peaceable citisena,
ahould be eeiied tnd punished. Tbey are neith
er good cflisnnt nnr lint a, I ana, Tbey are
reauy at an
iAiTttIltZ mWat WMdasatrCTheCP
aelrea and usiui; deadly weapons to execute their
purposes, or to tate tbeir feelings of resentment
and vengeance oa any portion of tba people,
tbey proclaim themselves outlaws and enemies
to society, and should be dealt with according
ly. Secret political organisations have existed
and will exist always. Whatever we may tbiak
ot such orgsnisations, or however we may re
gret tne necessity for tbem, tt Is not to be ' ex
pected tbat we can get rid ol tbem. They are
cuiujjeruincijr ueraueea es lung as luey are pa-
unv, mi, ,u nu, iuiiilj;, uib nicnia or oiners.
But wbeu they resolve themselves into military
organizations, and take arms, under whatsoever
pretext, to regulate aeigbborkooda snd to dis
pense and execute each law aa may be conceiv
ed only by themselves, tbey become danirerotia
to society, and all good citisent should nnMo to
fiut mem aown, in s matter so grave as thia,
nvolringst it does life and rroperty, 'there
ahould bo no party feeling. I caa .not believe
that any party in thia State countenances or
would apbold these midnight maunders, ' Wbo
goruasked like cowards, the bettor, to. conceal
themselves in their nefarfnus Work and to escape
tht dutecttow aid punMiment -they deaerve.'
Least of all can I believe tbataof brave Confed
erate soldier, who retired from tbe srmy snd
sabmlrtlngood tultbtotheaatborlty of tbs
cation, would unit binssoli with inch taen, and
thus bring disgrace oc ' himself, his lamlly snd
friends.-" '. -dl il .-iiia. j t,
I trust the General. Asstmbly will at once sa
amend the militia law at to authorize, tbe Gov
ernor to call eat for active ten-tee -oa man sab-
Stanliaj white citizens as may be ueceasary la an
emergency to enforce tbe law aud to put down
theto midnight ma readers. It woald aot be tdV
truiblc to employ colored tniUtia only in ccrtaia
lucaiiiies tur tun yurpuce. lueoniragea reier
red to are confined almost exclusively to Couu
tiet in which the white and colored PODubuiona
are about equal In number, or In which tbt
wbites bar a a small majority, To call aot tbe
colored militia alone iu these Counties would bt
unjust to the colored race, and would give a pre
text for increased exasperation .among ourtaia
whi'cs sgainst the colored people ; but as tba
law now la, an rose wbo may be ordered to per
lorm service in tbe Detailed Militia auy pay taa
dollart for exemptiou therefrom and cvadu ter
vice, thaa imposing tbe burden- oa volunteers,'
or on each aa can not pay that amount. . ,,
' It it to be regretted that the army of the U hi-
ted Statea baa beea oa twdaced by tbe aaiioa af
Congress tbat a larger number ol Federal troops
cannot be tptied tt all timet for thit State. Tue
presence of t regiment ol lnltitry tad ibareotn-
ptni-s oi cavalry, stationed at oinereut points,
would have a most ;sslntsry effect in repressing
tlietw oitragea and maintaining the peacav. Jt tt
not donbted, however, 1 hat in an emergency any
umber of Fcde.iltroopethalmlghtbe required
Would be promptly furnished. No "war. of
races," as it is called, will be permitted In tbit
country. No organised resistance to established
authority would tar a moment be tolerated.. -The
alional government, strong to protect and jeal
ous of tbe rights and liberties of those wbo sre
supremely attached to it, is over all, and would
ot be alow In an emergency to vindicate i-s
sower ana to visit with condign punishment the
uisubordlnste, the treacherous, and tht guilty, .
I UUflBRATWX AID AORICtTLTCJIR.
t Attention Is especially Invited to that portion
dt tho report ol thetKcrcUry of SusU.ucrowtta
rinsniitU-d, in rcittlon to these subjects.
Every proper snd jndiclous effort should be
tbado by ibe State to promote immigratioa. Na
region of tbe earth caa offer a better. climate, or
more varied or valuable natural resources than
uuw be tound ia North Carolina.- n-i-i; mi t vu
j Our agriculture, though it, has Improved ia
sbrne respects since tbe close of tbe rebellion, Is
still in a languishing condition.! Tblaisa sub
ject of primary importance. 1 am gratified to
state that tbe late Sute Fair exhibited decided
Indications ot improveoeat aad ail nai mix nl tat
Srriculture and the mccluoic arta.' I trust tho
eneral Assembly will Hbcrally lotter the State
Agricultural Society, aad ths Diatr.ct tad Coin,
IV Societies, ss sffording the beet means to stim
ulate productions nf all kind. . With energy,
lidustry, and well-directed labor, aad tcoaomy, i
we have much to hope for In the 1 ut ure ; and 11
we are true to ourselves, and' Improve aa we '
should tbe natural advantage which piravMeoca i
lata bestowed upon us. the day Is not distant
when tbe State wit) be richer, more prosperous,
and more ealigbtea .'d (ban at styforaiat period-,
i ( :-.' i eaxb04MCAiienvBT.i .-ivb mm
-Tbit turvey, by the able State Goologlat,
Prof. W. C. Kerr, H still progressing In a satis
factory manner. The best Interests of the State
require tbat Prnf. Kerr should be encouraged
and tutttlued lntiniTncT&lntTljfe "t'hd valuable
I mt "Ma&fumh.
iTbscemmlssiomrasppointed fr tbe ntrrpoai
have chosen i.aite arar .the City of Kaleign,
which la believed to be every way lit and advan
tageous, snd they sre preeeiag Ibe-work -with
carumcndable skill, dispaU-b.aiid economy... It
it believed the stockade and tho neceasary bolld
isgs fbr tneofficen and sbnvieta wHi ba ready toy
lie first day of January null, at which time tba i
Counties will experience much relief in sending
their blttr prison eoovicta to lie penitentiary.
Tbe report of tbe eotunussi oners will show in
detail wbat tbey bare done, snd what will be re- '
qnii-dattng thf ewnuig. ycao to cwTry-ea tlM i
1"JDrlJ" -ye- Ct -,i1 reir'tMn--d ti.
. I , , iSAa Asn.pi. , .
The report'of the Superlntcndcnl!, Dr. ugene' !
Grittra, iU sbow llat eowoitioa of tbisiaatUa,
litoi. Many Important Irunrovements in Itienu.
cbinevy, bnilaingt tnd grounds have been msde
sienna sew. pot yeer.-- Ban tnwtt tuUOW. M I
eaowded with the unfortunate, and there la an
urgent ehitui tbe ftnmanrty and benevolence
of tbs but for vtonaidenble additions tt tbt .
present, ouucings, or lor another Asylum, to
piovvda ior s targe -raeaber of iattne who art
liruTiw-wra wrn eaeiorT 01 itsrae wo -a I
uinnrft. i.i ,kni.i 1
pi au duUea.
and aito k .t,
manner. 1 e,
It will be teea from the Hpart ef tht Snper-
tlon is la a proapemnl condiUoa.r far tke i
aluaendina done it!, Uh-pc awrt lii out,!
an Increase of SO over tbe previous session.. - At
tention it tovftaw to the report ef taetincria
tendent Bia augg attic aa at tDimprevesieotay
tor tbe better ir'YMr1itinB nf these children
ara entitled to eonsioeratioa. Ke bat bete teal- -
' rvi in in praliiianaiui af hia
duUea,and ahoaid be. promptly and liberally,
auttalned fa hia eifbrtl to educate and Improve
to toadltloa of taasaaoiamttraa teadt thttayai
aoAan ot rt auu cgxarma.
Tbt Board ol Fubito Catrit'tt,' aoojUUnjr ot
Drs. t Gruaoot, Williaa Barrow and GJw
Blackiall, Messrs. G. W.' Walker and 6. TP.
Ganagao, baa orgaDired bytba oRpolataieDial
Mr. G. W. Walker. Preaideet and W. J. Palmer
Secretary. Tbey are making diligent Inquiries J,i-C"'
Into tba condition ef the prisons aad poor, '
booses of the Bute, and the .number of Intaae, '
and other afflicted, and ata proper tSaewill pre
aaat ajreport to soar aesajacls ldy. , , t '
t ,.' inriinin imrarau. .' v . .. . .
I trTBlt aep-sritsuh: --nerta 'iV AliJiji.j,l-- fl
,u bua;iiukwugi u, xuuuc ron;a,ana us
Attorney Generili- Tbtat dtwataenta contain -
valuable information and ingestions, to which
I Invite yew attention.7 These efScetw, with
others referred ta aba where, have, been Mtiriat)
oai and faithful ia Utadiacbarn of their retMo
tlveduUea. - ;"r ..,lv!r
'' WrtIi,' hiLAT, Mr,aJiafr
The most eordlaTreTitlboI'coellnue to aabaha - ;'
bevweea tilt iroveraairat af tbt United Slakm i t
and tbe government of North Carolina. '
Tbe admioutratioa. of rrettdeat Grant h rw-
celying tba approval of t large majority of the
American people. Tbe hooetty tnd tcooomf '
by which it ia characterised, aad ila.taaetsaaavl
mslnlaining tbe r"W'H "i tbe nation aa '.
i'S bonds, while It Is constantly reducing the na- ,
tiosa.deha,atrtl It to the special eofciaMnda- , .
tion and support of altgood cltisens,
I regret to state tbat tilt fifteenth Amendment"
Maer which evaT maa woald be, entitled MM
vote In every State, It not yet a part ot 'he Cou- .
stitution of tbe United States. This measure of'
justice will yet prevaTL" The "colored man la
uuio or iiUBott saoaia nave tne asms right to
vote that the colored man hat In North Carolina;
aad )os ties wUl aot aa 4taa, and to OntoevwaaY
not have been reconatructed oa aa enduring ,
basis, iitll thM right it secured by the Federal4 '
Conalitotioa itsslt. sa as to tSktca it bevoad aarf
I) cnaugea that may occur either in popular opla,
lion or in the administration of tho different
State governments. -
By the fourteenth ameadmeat to the- Const!- ' '
tutlon of tho United Statea certain nersoni In
It be recently Ineurgent Mates are debarred tba 1
I privilege ot feottaag office at the handt of their,
i iii.An.. ,,,, ,. rAnMU, -- . ni.. '
Iranove neb disability Therein many a; tlaeaa -of
States which did not engage la rebellion, wbo -v
. are technically exempt from this dlaablUty, but
Iwho wera not more loyal to the government and, .
lannotnow mora lsvat thin, ntinr citlutia-of
It his Bute who are.only. teahnlcally excluded,
! from holding office. I am lot able to pereeive
I that a eltista et a State that did as tngage (a ' '
jjebellioawhosympatblxcd wltk the pieuaded.. '
i;onieaeracy, ana aia ail ne eooid to discourage
j volunteering ant) to paralyse taw national argaty 1
mure lujai or suswa ueaeenreww 01 conaiuera-
tion thin the Southern UnionisU who occupied
some small office, net ' with s view ta- aid tht
I rebellion, trot merely' to escape cOMcrtpttoa. i
l nere are aeveral tbouaaada ot peraont in thia
State of the latter elaan, who were it eef rime 1
sipremely atuched to toe national goreraue-iLr '
and wbo endeavored in every eonceivahlo
way to avoid fighting against the g aw tea i it- '
ment of the --UaiteAatates, but who i"-
ire now toured ind dittrestee, because, by tho ,
fourteenth amendment tba very Dems itbey '
adopted to avoid eotnr vkoleni to their tudav' :
imenta and consciences bava been .nea. toexi.
fclnde them from office. Every c vizen of tbit - '
csaaa,aaa every royal ctuxea, ta eanutwa tttt .
iat once relieved by the AJangittii .T,oere ara j
jseveral tbonaand ot others, iu tilt State, wbo ara
either luditteraat to the government or opposed -to
- tbe. t sets, of, Corajrwaa v ky. which
ithe State waa reconatrncted. Those persons bar . -' '
ibeen torely punlabed for their acta of rebellion. "
jEvea if alUaoaed to thwart tbe ictiew ofthefed-
-ral rtr UlAim mvn-nmanln h en noWirlaa
itodoto. They are chafed by & tcOoctICw tlut '
ttbstr former alavwa taa bold, otnee, wblletbajr ,
a,ra erelnili-il unit Ihle r,Sf,lon La mebniiAed In
their mlnda into tbslkallef tbat Ike national rov-
,m iinuuiyoa oi ue Lnatna ataioa aetora taer
engaged in rebeUioa, while the obligation toaup
port tbat inatnunent wit equally binding upon
alt, aad thousands -upon thoaaands who- leva '
-took toot oath, bat who wcrt aa deeply and as .
ibilterly immersed In the rebellion si they were,
kre not caused or exclided. The aitfoa caa af I
ford to be mignsnltaeusi Aflet line years of re
bellion, and atrife, and civil discord, tnd aoclal
tlltruptloa and bittern est, a very large majority
of the oeODle af North Camlhwa low Sn -
and harmony, and s-nod will mnA nuM.nrltn
life and property. But tbls matter la la the
hicdt of Congress. The States bsve na eontral
bverlt Let the nation show its power r every-,,
where to malnuin tbe laws, to punish those wbo
fcnsy resist its authority, and to tuataia tbo- re-' '
Constructed States tn tWLUilug to their citisent
t thorough freedom, ind is profound peace tni
Eas exist id 'other States ; but let It at tie
time exhibit tbat nwinaarlmity aad- aterey, a
rds all, wbich after nine years of caasnsoiiri
Ehnd strife and IU will, would so admirably grioe
he freest the proudest ind tbe greatest peopfa
.nthelaooof the earth, i, i lr:pi f .7 rw t ii
In eoncluaioa, gentlemen, allow me to say,
hat I trust your deliberations will result la gooif '
to tbe whole people of the Stale." Let our traat
be In God, who governt ibtolntcly la tba aftaita
pf nations, tbat Be will overrule all our councils
(or good, and that He wilt shower hit choicest
.leasing on our beloved State."- ' .il -eilT
. ' - W. W. HOLDES, wcetrvtotvi- 1
tiwii.- j ))
I -ii, ialifaWWei taltklt.1, n.3 - ,
j She has marrieoT "aOniSE Such it the
bositioaof a plaintiff before a Itw court of
Santiago, Chili. (The wife aassaed for t dMi
orce, fottnding th applitation ea tbe tim o
Ele fact that ber husband is of tbe same sex .
1 herself, f This wsa enough to procure, a
iivorce, but not enough to create aa embar- ,
rassing law case; 'and yet the bench Of, San
tiago is surely putzled over the inatter.1 It ''
Wat easy to Bcp&iIe miitf and frife; but how
ilwat the pmporty T Tbd ooeof thatwinU.
diea whotmdertook the part of fcosband had t
married the other for her money and for her 1!
prospects. She wat in the habit of Dreient -
trig the batht of Coiina far : tht purpose of
telling fresh eggs snd such oith.er conunodf
6 es Wthe world of fashion who seek health''"
tod repose tn thit watering place Tbepo-
Bee had watched the eggseikr, and noticed1 a
Hut be or the always woie ttluak, and that
en no account was it ever pot aside. Oth
erwise, the egg-selJen df est and , gaii were j
that of a man. On the other hand, the wile .
Of thit lingular mate it of a simplicity and
kinocence so great that lor' some time after1
Hie marriage she hsd ho swplcion as to the '
nullity of" bar bstbanda' avrisions. .Intbai
tpeantime madame, the buskfld, in all tba.,.
pride of manhood, ' employed herself ' busily. , ;
in making purchases " tnd contracts '1n her
Wife's name and with" her wife's marriage
portion. Now the qiierdiow aritos whether
die wife shtmld be responsible for the .debts j
incurred .by the husband 1 while- man- f
aging her affairs. There is another
fjuesticm also what punlslrment tbould be I
itidiotsd aa the husbaaii for -eoritcmpt vt"
Itw and fbr forgery committed in signing rf)
tbe marriage contract and other documents,
ttnder an aammed. sex JThe legal ispects "
of the ease may be left to the learned marris-
of BsMfefra. -: .i....-.aI ..ir.A
Uj' '1 1) IA .4
Little Girl Baraei to
Death-A. Man '
Oa Tuesday rnornitig last lire. Xatcn. a.,r
jloor woman residing on East ttrectj went
to wash at tt 'heighbort. louse, leaving a lit-'"
tie diughterysgecl ftvtJ cr r jeers, and
younger brother ITlluSBe. "The little girl
wat just reeovering from ta ij loess, acr) wtuy ,
propped np in a chair with pillows. .Pu-.. v
ring the morning tlie' DeiguiMrhood'was'
sodderny l armed by the screams of the little '
ont wbcoH' -was fborid ' that the wat sir-rf
rounded by a burning tsawof foatSerf and, - r
bed clothes... Her face, body and tnut were .
terribly burned, and although every aid waa "
administered to her, the died the next morn- I
itg. Ut is Mppiteed the little brother hsd been f
playiatrwith matches tad playfully threw,
one on the pillowt surrounded by his sifter. ,
The case forms mother warniD'' fq parents '
never to leave matches within trie Teach of'
children. - ..
On Friday mernithr kut Moer- BtoeUT
wboresidesion Uenhetkie .w:tteetwso: I
daigainet cscek, iauaidiateryi nppesito fbo-nt
reservoir, tntt with a tenor aectdsaltkhickiiii
terminated hit life on the foflnaring tUy. a) .
tie .was attempting , (0 chain a. various pul If
whenih aaiiual tiituihiaareriously.,i;, -
goring him is the abdotuea and, jilting cui
a portion of tne uoweit. , aloqjcjiI iio, via
summoned at one, bat 1) is injuries, were, o
sfch a character tbtt -tlje phyt'.ciani pro
ntuBced r eeselMtwefms, 4ie mtrccf ne
i aatawi-7, rwaaa be xperedi r klr,; tioclit,Jj
Aastuan hootct aurirur, ttsrcivworkiBC taeav,c.
, , . It. .fl-l, u-.-v- .
much resEcctedby sil who knew hira.--Car, ,
a to the VOi''-'
-. 'J -
tar-K, S t ' X
. rf .. f
- j -'. if.
. ; I' ' s. '. -
. I sm.: :
' 1 -i.'-;-
t -. ; - - r -
,t j. 1 , ;.i,,,.--.i i. '