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OUR NEW YORK LETTER.
. From our own Correspondent.
' New York. TW 1 1
"Sorosis" in its brief lifetime has played
many pares, ana won laurels to an a wh
ims is always a heroine unto herself, I
nrMtmift vnn link amn lint .!.. 1 1. : n :
Vh tr-agedy, and strutting in melo-drama,
a is a decided relief to attempt Comedv.
even me iravesiy is travestiea by tmlurc.
uut "there's no such word as lair except
in the Dictionary, and in the new feminine
vocabulary I shall expect to sec that word
let: out to corroborate with the Fifteenth
amendment. . . , .
On Monday last, winter came" uion Goth
am in decided earnest: it snoweditl)lcw, it
iroze, out an unaaunteit score ol women met
at Delmonico's, and hy a bright open tire
iorgoi tnai tnere was any other world out
side of "Sorosis." ' '
Just the day fora trip to Tartarus, where
one of the members proposed escorting the
nineteen. ,very body went, of course, just
as ranma went into Blue Beard s cioset,
though she wasn't invited, and this part
was. . , . !-,,"
The author, accompanied by Stantona,
Xigilia and the Angel of Progress, visited
tne subterranean regions and had an inter
view with ' Satan himself, who was found
writing squibs on '"Sorosis.
They looked all around, with that curiosi
ty lor which women are so remarkable, and
uscovered well :
"Where is Byron !" asked one of the
'He isn't here."'
"tt ith that the visitors looked at each
. 'iier, astonished at the cvideuce they hud
received, that even a Beecher couldn't send
s man to" a place where he might not care
There they saw all sorts of devilish things
women who never had done anvthinv fr
the good of themselves or others, for fear
iney mignt be thought "unwomanly ;" wo
man who had been seduced from "virtue,
tncir tempters havinr escaped through
Satan's net ; and in a frozen sea were held
those who had icv hearts that would not
melt at pity's call. All it wanted was a
angle tear to bring about a thaw.
After having seen all the sights of the
lower regious, including a copy of the ''In
fernal Deity," they had a glimpse of the
new Heaven, where the Virgin Mary was
seated surrounded by languid angels with
flowing hair. One look was enough. Stan
tona exclaimed, v by there isn t a man
there !" and begs to be excused from taking
i ticket of admission to anv snch Para
dise. " - ' ' '
The satire was full of clever hits at so
ciety, and "Sorosis" indulged in several
hearty laughs that smoothed out the
vinkles of care and thought from many an
Then there was a witty report from the
Art Committee, which happened to be a
committee of one, after which a poem was
read, which bad been clipped from the Buf
falo Repress and sent to one ot the mein
liers. I would like to know if Mark Twain
knows anything about it, or if the parents
of "Rock me to Sleep"' would claim to have
elicited the agitation of the cradle of this
fl-pring. It was a parody on "Excelsior,"
ici as I don't care to spoil it by quoting
Aim a bad memory, I will wait untill I can
send you the copy.
''Sorosis" was in splendid humor at its
ast meeting. Cushing" was nowhere to be
seen, though lie might have, been drawn
from the depths of some capacious pocket,
had it been necessary to produce the gentle
man. There were cries of "order ! order !"
no parliamentary stumbling blocks to trip
the unwary ; the influence of that higher
liody then in session at Washington, must
have affected the atmosphere, and drawn
the curtains of peace around the cabinet of
These are millennium days.
One evidence ot it, is the interest the
maes are taking in art, as well as in social
and intellectual culture.
Pass Snedccor's, Goupril's, or Schmi's, any
hour of the day. and if there is a tine pic
ture in the window you will know it. before
you have the evidence of your own criticism,
hy the number of connoiscurs outside. The
pulilic give the verdicts in cases of equity or
ethics. As it is cold standing outside, sup
pose we enter the Don Art Union, where
you are only expected to enter on the sup
position that you desire to take a chance in
the immense pictures on exhibition.
Ae I never had bad luck in any lottcry,and
a big picture would be a veritable "ele
phant" on my hands, I stated the case at
"nee, and avoided an onslaught on my pocket-book,
which was in great need of a com
The principal picture, whose dimensions
I have forgotten, is Jeptha's daughter, and
a more touching illustration of sublime sor
row I never aaw. ) The heroine sits on a rise
of ground, in the centre ot an immense plain,
and is surrounded by her maidens in various
attitudes of sympathetic sorrow. The set
ting sun forms a gorgeous background, from
which the calm palid face wf the doomed
iii iden, stand out m beautiful relkX. It
nis vftTy real to yonj.and as you gaze, the
- .rtWia&flRTi accessories vanish in the
.Xr.and ti are unconsciously "weeping
with those" who. weep." '-' 1 ".'
And this is the best criticism 1 can giyc
a picture whose sublimity touches the heart
,...1 n.nlrra nnu imn nrlPSS of SbCCCll.
The picture on the side wan, corrcp....
ng in size with Jeptha's daughter, and by
1,2 K:imc artists, is called the "Descent ot
Dane and Ingil into tbe frozen hell, where
they sec Count Uggolino feeding on the
head of his murderer." Tbe title is so sua
geative that I need give no further -description.
It had its beauties, all Dore s pictures
claim that distinction, but they were of such
an avful character that I could not looK
long enough to detect them, and so after
another lingering glance at Jeptha's Daugh
tor. I joined tbe throng on Broadway, only
to be haunted by that npotbesis of grief.
I must not omit a mention of the 'Wo
man' Parliament," which still continues to
exist ; nd tbe funniest part of its existencK
is the fact that those; who do tbe most talk-
in in it, are the women UO,llttUJ,,
alie noakion in "the Woman's Bureau. As
tba Bureau is for suffrage, nd the Parlia-
mcnt women continually assert tneir .man
'erence to the balloC Itlou't fee how these
pposite poles can be reconciled, . . ,
H,rf if if rn be done, a worhiin will do
' Mr. IWroe, 'of CaMiMifyt', vjlm kind-
lfifl thft fn nnprntlVA lira is nnw in t.lln nifl
and going energetically to worW to' concefl
trate the) force, vko arc only waiting for a
I suitable leader before going intcij vigorous
action 'mere is to be a grana mass meet
ing thu week, at which men will be 'admit
ted, ana ot wmcn l win give an account) in
my next i ! i' .(
Dec. 8tb. 1869. , , , ,
' '- ' Eor the Standird.
Fences. We buM ten timw. inn 1 J
fences, tbe lences on many thrifty farms ari
a great tax upon the owner. It is a haiJ
tusiom. 10 icuces are absolutely reauirec
auwui. Lilt liutv UUUUL LI1B nnsrilrAO unI
few hundred yards of movable fence1, that
"1 wnero at short Botica.
High way tencesand division fences are an
unmitigated nwsance; the great objection
to them is their cost, hut they also5 occupy
good land and harbor weeds irad briari :
tbey are in the way of eultWating-and har
vesting our crone. th
ing them the better. , We do not sly tear
down good new fences, but b,.i!H rmnJL
the pastures But say, one, if the high way
tences were down the cattle would
the crops. So they would it allowed to rui
inphe streets. But which can be done with
the least trouble or expense, keeping stock
M J?u piure or keepwg millions of dollars
Worth of fences? But rho
Tl , ..... ..... it'lllllt LJUlt
I should budd highway and division fences:
so it docs, but in whose hands is the law?
lours. If the farmers demand that this
burdensome system be done swmr nnrl
stringent laws passed in regard to restraining
stock, it will be done. There are now co
mumties where there arc no fences, and wo
say to the ne settlers in the West, and to
the impoverished land owners of the South,
do not let this burdensome tax be settled'
I down with ihe fences. .
Southern papers please copy..(l!
For the Standard.;
House of Representatives.
juueign, jm. v. Dec. 13, 18G9.
To the Voters of Northampton County.
Friends and Fellow-Citizens:
The vacant scat in the Senate '
by the resignation of one of its lnmlino- .nip-
its, Dr. Barrow, is, as you are doubtless
aware, to be rilled by an election, to be held
joJo C,UDty D the 8tU day of Jannary.
., ,: . '
Whiie lam conscious von will stand w
the principles espoused by the Republican
party, and show your wisdom by givinn
your suffrages to a man of ability, aP
low me to state that you can have no
better servant than tbe Doctor was. Hn v
apvtcer in tne senate and what was bet
ter, his heart seemed to be enveloned in th
interest of his County and State to build
up State pride, and to develop its rescources
nasauouject ue Kept constantly in view.
internal improvements, he deemed a sum
way to enhance the value of property and of
The principles of the Republican nart.v in
oiaie are oi a nocrai nature proscrib-
iug uu oue on account oi race, color, or pre
vious conamon : bnt on the contrary, pe
titions to. .Congress to remove disabilities
Lnder these, and other ronsirlemtinna T
feel confident that you will grace the Senate
cnamoer, alter the recess, with another advo
cate of the principles indicated.
Let me ask, that yon have no division in
your ranks, but come to the standard that
gave you ireedom and equality. - . ,
When the day of election comes, altlinn
many may be lookina homes for the
quietly to the polls with the silent but sure
weapon, the ballot in hand and , deposit it
iur ngiuanu usuce.
lour ob't servant, -. .
. J. T. REYNOLDS.
Taming the Tables at a Weddiajr.
Near Foster's store in Chatham
sides a well to do planter named Kcnnift
who is tbe father of a beautiful trirl of nine
teen, the belle of the neighborhood. Two
years ago, her heart was won by a young
man, and the father opposed the match, the
lover being poor. The lover ured his suit
in vain, and as a last resort went to Virginia
to see a rich aunt, and persuade her to set-
tie enougn upon bim to enable him to claim
the woman ot bis choice. i
Xow, there chance to be another suitor in'
the person of the son of another farmer of
considerable means, who resides in tbe ad
joining neighborhood. Him the mercenary
tamer javorea. . la iact, lie looked with
gratification upon the' attentions received
by bis daughter from this source, and be
sought her to accept the young man's pro
Several weeks elapsed after the departure
of the favored lover, and no letter reached
her pining at home. The young planter,
together with the father, so worked upon
the mind of tbe bewildered girl that she at
last acceded to the demands of Iter parent
Arrangements were made for the wedding
iu iu&c uiaue at once.
The day arrived, and whiie the nartv were
in waiting for the clergyman, a young man
rode up to tbe gate dismounted, and came
hurriedly np to the house. It was the mis
sing lover, who brought substantial proof
of the generosity of his relative in tbe East.
A scene ensued The girl did not faint, but
she gave the waiting bridegroom, who
stood by, arraved in a splendid suit of
broadcloth, such startling proofs of the af
fection which she entertained "for bis rival,
that he fled from the house. - - .
The father stormed a little, but was finallv
consoled. There was a feasting in the
house that day, and when the next day ar
rived there was a wedding. Rational Ban
How the Best Liquors are Made.
An exchange says that there mav be seen
daily on Chestnut street, Philadelphia, a
man clad m faultless apparel, with a great
diamond upon his breast, vainly endevoring
to outglitter the magnificent solitaire upon
In a German university, he learned chem
istry, and not even Liebeg kuew it better.
His occupation is the mixing and the adul
teration of liquors. Give him a dozen casks
of deodorized alcohol, and the next day,
each of tbcm will represent fhe name of a
genuine wine or popular spirit . He enters
a wholesale drug store, bearing a. large
basket on his arm. Five pounds of Iceland
moss are first Weighed out to him
To raw liquor, this imparts a decree of
smoothness, of olcaginousness, that gives to
imitation brandy tbe glibness of that which
is best matured. An astringent called cat-
chu. that would almost close the mouth of
an inkstand, is next in order. A couple) of
ounces of strychnine, next called for, are
quickly conveyed to the vest pocket, and a
pound of sulphate of zince (white vitriol) is
as silently place in the bottom of the basket.
The oil of congnac, the sulphuric, acid, and
other articles that give fire aod body tq the
liquid poison,, are always kept , in, store.
These things arc the staples of his art, and
the mixer buys them at different places.
Chemistry alone discovers the cheat, , . , ,
. How to Court in Chnrch.
A young gentleman happening to sit at
church in a pew adjoining one in which sat
a young lady for whom he conceived a sud
den and violent attachment," Was desirous of
entering into a courtship on the spot, but
the place not being suitable for a formal
declaration, the case suggested tbe follow
ing plan :
He politely handed his fair neighbor a
Bible, opened, with a pin stuck in the fol
lowing text : Second epistle of John, verse
"And now I beseech thee, not as though I
wrote a new commandment unto thee, but
that which he bad from the beginning, that
we love one another." 0 . 1
' She returned it, pointing to the second
chapter pf Iluth, ,10tli verse: ,.
1 "Then she fell " an her face, and bowed
hers If to fhe ground, and said to hiln, Why
have I found grace in thine eyes", seeing that
I ara.a stranger. ;..,:, . 11 p r
He returned tbe book,pointing $n itbe300i
chapter of tbe epistle of John : '.
-naving many inings t wnte unto yon, T
i -i 1 . .. : . . - 1 ...... . .
trust fihortly-to comaausJvu Mnd anciak
I'." , nun
faae tp face thatjourjij mayjbe.fulj.;',, ,vil-
Interestiag Process of "Taliihe" a Sni-l
t?i a iifiKi nrfcit KleDaant.v Ml adi ntl i
The war elephant f Romeo Belonging t
Forepaugh'a menagerie, and -better, know
among showmen as "Old Canada,'! has beeh
celebrated lor years "as Tieing the ' mojit vf
riuuiuuve, ana dangerous elephant ih
the country. , Ha has killed; at different pet
nods, three of bis keepers, aud has frequeni
' " "W"BU luc m"sl ulre ; consternation, be"
sides damaging property to a considerable
roiue, in ms surly moods: It will be rj-
lucuiucreu uuk two years ago, this wintct
he killed his keeper, Williauis, at Hatborr,
- Pennsylvania, and remained . in a frenzied
fnnttinn nankin 1-1. .: .
"""" "saiij iuc em ire wmicr DCIore h
1 could be subjugated."' - i 1
Since then he has caused ' hut little troti
ble, until Monday last, when: he-made his
quarters, near Connorsville, .Indiana, the
scene of considerable ' disquietude ,and rip
little danger.' ' A day or two previous file
icmaie eiepnant "ljaiiB Kookh," which Mil
Forepaugh had recently purchased at the
sheriff's sale of Dr. Thayer's circus,, in tb$
city, was placed in the same building with
Romeo, but was confined some distance
apart. : !. - ' 1
. Dunne the nicrht she' sucr.rlil in fltui
ing the stake to which she had been fetterr
ed, and n the early hours of the morning)
when Mr. George Forepaugh, Romeo's kecpl
er,' enter: the 1 building to look after his
cnarge, hetpund the two elephants standing
.together, and Koruco evidently much de(
lighted with his new companion. But Mri
Forepaugh thought it prudent to mar this
new-born pleasure by returning the female
10 ner proper place. , n
This was resented by Romeo . by seizin
bis keeper with his trunk and . throwin
bun violently from him against tlin wn
More alarmedthan Mared. Mr. PnrpnfiiifrH
r- i. l..;ij. ..' P.
uwu, Hum me "wiuing, anu amounting his
uwiao bjicu iu iiie yiiiage 10 get some assis-i
'' The necessnrv aifl wta nnilrfir ofiinn,.vnn.i
, .1.v.,j owuiiuwiicu
and a little army of showmen and villagers
returned to the tair grounds; where tlie ele
pliant was confined. They found him in n
state of the greatest fury, and their first re
ception was a large piece of timber which1
Romeo had torn from the rafters above him
and which he burled at them with tolerable
aim and direction,, but. which, fortunate-'
ly, struck nobody.
He nest seized' a coach-doc. which for r.wn
years had been his constant companion, and
iur uicu ne nas always evinced the warm
est attachment, and dashed him, lifeless
against tne root. ' ......
Finding his rage so terrible and his mood
so revengeful, it was determined t subject
iiiui ujr Hunger, 11 possible, anjl up to i n
day last 'he had not received a particle o:
food or water, but which treatment haii
not me slightest etlect in appeasing his
iury. ..... .. ..
. It was then determined to "take" him.
. It becomes necessary to explain this term
to tho reader.
Whenever it becomes expedient, from
death, or otherwise, to furnish an elephant
with a new keeper, or an old one is obliged
to bring him under subjection, they , "take
him," as it is called fn showmen's parlance.
This is done " by confining him beyond the
power ot resistance, and then beating bim
until he trumpets forth his subjection and
yield submission to his tormentors.
In this instance guy stakes were driven in
me ground a distance ot about 100 feet both
in front annd rear of tbe elephant and to
these ropes were securely fastened, running
unwell jam auu uiueKs, nnu v.'nicii, oy very
adroit "management', were attached to the
fetters which encompassed and bound his
legs.-..,.- iit,, ... .i!..,i . j .it t,i f
To accomplish this successfully, it was
necessary for one of the keepers Rostand, in
front of him with a gun heavily loaded with
bird-shot, and whenever he offered to strike
at those who were fastening tbe ropes to his
iciters, a cuargc was urea into . his trunk,
causing him to roar with rage and pain, but
wi uesist irom onensive demonstrations.
When everything was readv, the huge mon
sters legs were drawn from under him by
me aicu ai me ropes, ana ue was brought
to a recumbent position, lying broadside on
the ground. His less were then brou"ht
together, and bound similar to that of a calf
tethered lor tbe market, and then the work"
of subjection commenced in earnest -His
Keeper, the only man that was allowed to
utter a word, advanced, and driving the
eiemmni, spear aeep into- bis Hanks, com
manded him in sharp, decisive, tones to
"speak." He met with no response but a
defiant blow from the elephant's trunk. . Ho
was then belabored fur eight hours, with
stout iron rods, and wounded with the spear
innumerable times, until he was lirnnnht
under complete subjection and btced lnc
J 1 1 r : ,r . .. 00 .
nnu luuu iur mercy, tic was wen released
from his bonds, and rose to his feet in a very
sorry plight, and in such abject fear of his
tormentors that to use the rather expressive'
words of his keep, ,"a child can now- drive
him With a rye straw." Cincinnati Commer
cial. 'Died of A Frrmg-Pan." '
This might well lie the brief but sugges
tive epitaph upon the tombstones of many
a dyspeptic, especially in the West and South
where the frying-pan is used so much in-tue
preparation of food. The standard foqd 'in
some parts nt the country ft a mece of bacon
fried; the fat taken and with floor or meal
mixed into a heavy mass and consigned tn
tne inevitable trymg;pan, and out comes a
lump of leathery-looking something "which
tbe stomach of an ostrich could not digest
Give him a chicken what does be do with
it 1 Cuts it up and into the frying-pan it
goes; after being slowly simmered until
hard, it is pat into a deep dish and grease
poured over it, and what is not soaked np
in chicken is made way with bv soakinc the
frying-pan bread in ' it. Give him a rich
juicy steak, and into the trying pirn it goes,
ami is sion iy simmered una simmered until
no knife will cut it, and then eaten with
heavy bread soaked, in tbe remaining fat,
ana mus gooa, wnoiesomc loon, in quuntity
sufficient to afford a wholesome meal for a
French artisan's family, is by the frying pan
process rendered not only barely enough for
one man, but converted into a slow poison
and a frightful source of disease. A physi
cian in Columbus, Ga., says scarcely a day
passes but ne is cancel upon to prescribe for
a case that can bo referred to this unwhole
some way ot cooking food. Even vegeta
bles are poisoned in the same way. ' Onions
are fried, cabbage is fried, potatoes are fried,
and even lettuce is eaten ottcn after a spoon
ful or two of hot pork grease has been care
fully poured over jt. ... We remember catinc
supper in Missouri a dozen, years ago, with
a family who were lately from Tennessee, at
which the loud consisted of fried bacon,
with t molasses on it,; "corn pone,'? which
was meal and cold water mixed up arid
"baked between two brick bats ;" and sour
milk. When we modestly suggested llftt
the milk was sour, the good lady "reckoned
be knowed that, and thought we were some J
escaped lunatic because wehkcd sweet
milk better. Doctors must grow rich where
Eeople pay so little attention to the laws of
calth. ..,! ....... u ,- r-ixi'ii l i"i.,n n
Waxed Faper. ..
An article known as waxed
paper, ia in
very extensive use in Europe, especially ,on
me comment, ionymg-up tne neces of bbt
ties, covering preserve jars,' and for -enveloping
tobacco and, other substances, that re
quire to be. kept ..from the air, .replacing
generally tin foil arid similar substances,' It
is prepared there oh a large scale by taking'
a quire of paper aod -opening it flat apon a
table, and then going over it quickly with a.
very hot smoothing iron, against which if
held a piece of wax, which, meltingj rims
down upon the paper and is absorbed by it.
When the upper "srieerTs" saturated it is ta
ken off, anditboooe 'bele Is treated in a
similar .manner, , Any excess p( wax applied
in ( the. first instance readily penetrates
through to thc'lower layer. "' ' ' ,' '" '
J aty 1 111 -' -J nill ta-.
! In the FHiUiain'WuinW ttimbrl&gV
England,, i Queen Elizabeth's music-book,'
containing compositions for the piano-forte
qr virginal ,,f hertime. The fiueen. is said,
to have' been a skillful musician.' Some
f pages of the book have bceri evidcntly'bftcn
tunwa'overrothdrsfcnt- soldomi wBefIaK
TheJoBAriS, Jhao tar.,sojlcdri'ariitilne..tn'jt
Lf '"'A the sunniest Juncaaie Jiviitteo. Al,
r tllllUL'll llet Mnincttr hc thu rpniltntinn nf
un"";; "ueu an uccompusiicu ci luriuer
I upon tbe virulual. "LlllH iilllslll-UUbk proves
that sjie uciSHWoptifq 8kjpba mfWiVksowy
npositiqns, and.jnaulgo Jn f Iffl Vess.abpr,-(Ln
1 pnstinil.p jigsffi "9? pn1 . .,.,rr
Underground Horror The WelskColHary
:io -f.n Horror at Wigaa-rTwcnty-Six;
i.fwi a d iByesost,., j, Utlm
, . rThe English papora of : the -17 th ,slt give
the partjculursof .the jecent fetal cxplosioh
in lk.W.I.I.'ir , im r
u nic tt visu vutlGUCS tt , V T jguu, irom wuicn
we exfract the following :' ' "' "' j
The explosion ocenned snortlf ' afte?
'clock VBsterdsy-afternoorK and the first inV
-dication at .the-, pit 4ank:-was a report as
- 1 j 1. a
"Ty pieije 01 aruiiery, iouowen
immediately by the issuing from; the No. S
shaft of a dense cloud 'of smoke' and cbal
dust which spread over the whote?distrfct
t is said that some of the soot fell in Hind
ley churchyard, a mile and half way, and
the report was heard at quite as great a di
tance. The residents in the long- rows ot
colliers'ottacreiearttbe pit,' and the mana
gers of the adjacent collieries knew tob weU
what had, happened, and they hurriedly
made their way to the colliery the first t
learn, if possilifetlic extent of the'disasteri
and the second ei render whit assistanc
was in.their power , Tbe force of the blasi
was, plainly apparent from the, manner irj
which the iron plate at the bottom of th
cage was twisted and turned, and, as it was
feared that very great damage had been done
in the No. 0 shaft, it was first; deemed adi
visablc to rig up a, pulley over the No. (I
w-hicb could be worked by the ' up . cast en j
ginc,and a stream of water was 'also' sen!
into the shaft to improve the-Ventilarfohj
However, by disconnecting the cage from;
the connecting rods, it was found possible,
to proceed down the No. 5 in safety and thd
new pulley was not needed for'the purpose!
of exploration. " "' j
, The upper seams; the five and four feo'tj
were soon examined, and tidings were seat
to the surface that the explorers had been!
all around these workings and had found!
two dead bodies, both lying near the four-j
feet mouthing, and both having apparently!
been killed by concussion. It now became.;
certain that the catastrophe had taken plaeei
in the six feet, where nearly thirty men and:
boys were employed, but as four o'clock was:
the hour for " knocking off workj nd as
several of the workmen had been- wound to
the surface, it was impossible to state poai-;
tively how many were down. It was at first
hoped that the total would not be' over
dozen, bnt there ia now no doubt the list of
dead will be more than twice that number.. ;
The operations below were continued un-
til about a quarter past eleven, at which :
time eight dead bodies had been sent up, 1
and there "were twenty searchers in fhe shaft t
in which the disaster occurred;? , It was
eventually decided that no further attempt '
to enter should be 1 made that ni.,l,t
and about one o'clock1 this" morning' 'the .
principaf engineers left the colliery, after" ar-!
ranging fnra consultation, to take place this 1
forenoon, and about that time also the crowd 1
usseinoieu near the colliery began to dis
perse, thouch many remained nt tlinii W11.
all night. The bowman left on rjutv - had
strict orders to keep close watch on , tho
body of smoke which ascended . tlin shft
but he perceived no change whatever either
in quantity or smell. '" " ''
As the whole of the workin-rs liav hoi
yet been examined; Hud in" all -probability
tbe spot where, tbe. gas was ignited1, has not
been reached, no opinion can be exurewed
as to the cause of the explosion. ' Those
who believe the atmospheric1 nrcRsnrn' W
much to do with these catastrophes point Id
the fact that tbe barometer was execedingly
low yesterday. ,
So far there have been nine miners drawn
up, eight of them dead, and-the ninth' eibf--tuliy
injured, but still breathing. There are
eighteen still Busing, :,rr.' a imi
uir,3 im'.r. s ' , . . ... , -.."Tjtj r-Ki
. A Willnw VirlimiMJ.
;.?V 'f ' w ,1.,
Xast simng, a widow named Stini-ler. who
resided about fifty miles' from Rochester, W.'
Y.ws-lMprtuned by a neighbor to trade
her Draall' cottage, and few acres for. forty
aciesj, of land is Wisconsin.. qne hundred
miles west,' of Milwauk;ie. .. He represented
the land tii be fertile-roh'fbe line of a rail,
road, arid near a fcrfre' villnge. "He also bio"
tured a nicefurrt beuse.and all moderii cewl
veniences, ir . ,.,, Ti-.idil-.-h .-.I .in?!
The widow had confidents in, tlin noiirK.
bor,' and" finally 'agreer molie tho trade.'
She watf induced to giyce'rlSnd' a'nd dwdl
ling and $300 in addition for tho forty acre
farinjn Wisconsin, and started out with her
two young daughters, a hired man, and, $280
ih rhoncy. to find her new home in the fur1
Wesfe She spent nearly all her 'mon'ev in
searching fur the form -and found it many
uiucs irnm any town or railroad, part of at
water, the rest shore and and banks with:
v... r '' J '
UU UUUSC UIl II.
The climate did hot acree with1 the' riartv?
and they, all. telf sicfc.i Their funds were
soon cxIiaustcuVand then, they were all- re-:
moved to tne county .poor , bouse. .. The
widow and her children worth $3000 six
month niWi nri nnv pntirAW rlncrliif.''Anrl
without friends to bail " them out "of tlie
poor annse.tr-m.' lyouu Jtepubliean : s--Taain
.... : .-.!-'.!iv -li.
The Prosecution ot the Israelites in Rp.
We hope 1. is not true that the Russian
Minister to this country has denied that anv
cruelties havebecn practiced "toward the
Jews by his owri-goverumeht,' because that
wouI( imply a lack of : information on bis
part relative to' the events actually trans
,piring in the dominions ot his master. ', The
cruel treatment ! of the 'Jews "in Western
Rlissia.haa been a subject of comment fbf
some time in Europe. One writer says: ilo n
I "Such lieartrendinz. -. brain-maddemnir
irtiscry as the three millions of Jews in these
ill-fated regious are how enduring, is with-1
jouta parallel in modern history." '1
. Jlost nations have grown ashamed- oi per'
jseeuting a race . whose 1 wopdrous .-history,.
uu wiidgc loruiuuc under vast mistortunes.
iuuiii mum; vubinc tiieiu u, loriieuranoc
iind respect; It is bard to believe that vn
ler who freed tena of - thousands-of serfs1 U
responsible for revivinc tbe barbarities ef
rue uiiiiuii: nyi. j.i J.u tines. , , ,
Tlie' following extract is from. Bulwcr:'i
Pooh !" said Lady Delmqur, turning away,
Iier head, Now that pooh is a very sicnifi-
pnt word. v-Ota the lips' jf a man of busi
hess it .denqtes contempt for romance; on
me ups ui a politician it r. uuKea a tjheory...
jVVith that monosyllabic a philosopher, mas-'
feacres h--fallacy ; by" those four letters a'
ticb man gets nd of a beggcr. But it the
osy mouth pf a woman tbe bacshness van.i
ishcs, the lsdain, becomes encouragemeit,J
x-uuii s'-ays me may wnen you tell neishe
s handsome, but she smiles when' she says
With the same reply she receives votifc
brqtcstation of love, and blushes as aha ri.
fccives it. . Vith men U is tlie s,ternest, iwith J
ni'iuaa it is me soitest exclamation in tlie
-.....! it it' 1 1 ij.r- iur
A French savant, ' Dr. Magrien hiis itist
Iieon trying experiments with guinea pigs,ro
Uustratcjthe baneful effects ot abysinthd He
idministered to one animal fsava a run-en-
fcondent) four ' "grammes of strong brandyr--fvhich'
is-nn-' ingredient of a' Frenchman's"
jicadly drinks-Witt the natural tesultof
picking the pqoi- little pig shamefully .Ue
bnated. "If the dose be weak " snva tL
tlagnen, "itcausfin vertiHn,;,atie animal
angs down his bead, evinces sadnesss. nnd
(einains motionless." Then a shudder comes
ve tlieianterior part of thebodv.wrarfiiall!
followed by, starts, in ( tbe-i muscles of., tfie
yeck. .Tbissymptom will, by..4egrces, ex
tciitl' tci the whole of the animal's fore parts;
fh Creature will appear as if Under tiJ. fn.
fluence of electric shocks." A' lareer dose1
ill induce; yipleiit nervous fitB."; .. t a .-ui
v.v "nil Jutt't " 1 ' ir n r 1 1. ot liolin-U;
Some practical inkers amonsr tba . Ronum.
ny'of a Chicago theater amused themselves.
ili i-iwiiuu, u u iiMir inn iHiinnpr-
bUBstsedbyoneof their number in a piece1
lnlln .l .iail... a... 1 t 1 -
pletely tcrrilied-by theleafarrfog.exploiieB(
cfireiiii muics ""vn sit snrinusij aitoctcq that
ttieV hnll tn ill r.arrin.1 ..f nl ik.
Ttfadd to the fcoiitusio3;thfe poficc'bf the
kreoioet,hitikiniVoht tire ApoTt1nt1sori,l
teizibWtraoedvnhMi (XxHa-redtiTushbd !!
Hi djffe,i;ep eotranct Jo Ahe (Jjoatre. .,nThe.
lf rhatter was cvcnuialfy t explained, - and. .tle
uiav iiiuuecuuu DUIUUIUIV IU ll IJUUIUIUU.
-vnT.iW ' ' nil mi li'.Unii ,.111
I Rfeli goltj aiseoVerlesv ard"re'jJortett W
NiaaniDguHi nVheli aggregate veigb'ef
nuggets alrcjvjlj faken u$ . js sail, P be 90J ,
uncu - auo ouut mincer." with nnwdea r?
ads,-&c.. nearly to the. muzzle. . , hn. th- .aomwsor ner
Jiecc befog fired, the actor was rendered al- I TJZ
Bi-st irisensrbWby' the ebn'cussioii' of 'tlVe f nrtnuU, i
BlaridcrbiiBs,ind the hdlettce'. mitr trihV- ' 1J tial j.u
Aaother HoTrorA Man ' aha- His Wife
, i Murdered The Hoase et Fira
i fc,i..to Conceal, iuie .griia, ,
u, .,iu wuai, arc we coming !t s luem DO
security inr me ana property ( ..loes mu
''65er,"rapinef arson' stalk abroad over tbe
land I,- Surely, tbe times are but' of joUicl
audit almost seen aa if tice-wat sa ont
.to set them rkrht.. Onlv vciterdav .aaother
i it vri .w ifr-w-'n-T-q r
i mirror occurred, equal m atropity to fjit
pMcKeespnrt tragedy, ili our owii cpuntyi o
me uunungaoB nutcuery, a few days agoi
At 4 o'clock yesterday morong, in the wlr
laga of Greenville, Paj, anaged couple Bam
e.d Vandusehj were foully murdered, aud
theft hitherto !peace?ul home burned to ash
i es, with -their bodies'1 in ft.' ' They1 Were
anown is nave a largo amount ot gold on
their .premises.. some tweatv-fiva or thirti
thousand dollars,' and, the .universal .belief
mi iug uciuuuriiiiuii ia Liiai.iuey were rpbf
bed, murdered, and fhe house then' set on)
fire to conceal the crime. Wire the fire had
done its worst the body of Mrs. Vanduseri
was found still in bed, though then . ia thd
luai. ui iier uusuauu in tue, nail
That they should have been separated in
this manner at such a tints, seems' ttrangei
.Moreover the neighbors foiwd the back door
and a back window oncn. which nrnvpji t
"once that burglars tad "been in the hoiisej
A large jack-knife, with the blade operi, was
wuui hi uiv i uiuh. i ue unuics were soj
;um wusumeu as to precinae tue possibility
of determining; any marks of violence . On
Saturday the old man. fritrhtericd'. nnrinnl.t I
pat the decline in gold, was in towii offering
to sen on the precious metal,, thus inevita-i
biy advertising, bis; tempting possession--tbirfy
thousand dollars! in gold in a farm
nouse in a quiet country town, it was sure,
ly a temptinc Drize.' so that it is almost ppr.
kftun the affair was the result of the foulest.
0t crimes, the old couple's gold , was tbe
cause of their awful death.; . that , soma hu
man monsters- were the instruments of the
horror. There is no defined suspicion, vet
-mucu excitement-prevails w '.the comma
v -, . .
oity. jriasourgn. V0MU,.lUi is. .- , 4
Romance. of the Pave.
A few weeks ago a poor, lonely bachelor,
who had never loved or been loved, left, his
areary nome lor the sake ot a little exercise.
The momina was bricht and sunnv. and an
be walked up Broadway, he . gazed long at
me gins as mey passed mm, and thought of
his wretched condition. t ' T
' As he saw their Tifieht and smilim? coun
tenances, and- the happy faces ot their male
couipuuiens, -ue could not but contrast his
wa loneless and single, misery. These
thoughts weighed on his mind and he, be
catoe melancholy."' - ' ' "
5 .1 As he was standing on the side walk, 'ga
zing listlessly about, he saw a beautiful girl
cmuingtowards him leading a venerableblind
man. Unmindful of the danger she in
curred from the passing vehicles, her whole
thought was devoted to her charge, which
she finally landed in safety on tbe sidewalk.
He thanked her for her kindness, and ahe
left him. The lonely bachelor saw tbe
whole transaction, and it struck him' so
forcibly that all his ideas 'concerning the
gentler sex were changed. - He took a good
look at her. that he might know her again;
and went his way. " He subsequently descri
bed her to some nf bis friends, and ascer
taing who she -was, procured att introduc
tion, : He found she was just as good as he
thought her, and he U now a married man 1
Ol course be told her of the incident that led
Si their acquaintance. " She in 'turn told it
to her lady friends, and the consequence is
anew society has been started, called "The"
Tiling . Ladies' Humanitarian. Associatipn
tor Helping Blind Men Across the Street."
Bachelors, look ont. K T. Cornmercinl Ad
vertiser. " ' ' ' "." '. '
.ih-'mmk ui'.. t.i ! ' ' -M ItiJl J
A Sermoa Vividly Illustrated Ir the
'-. Midst of Life We are in Death."
" In bne of the most prominent churches of
the Methodist denomination 'of this citv,"
yesterday, the minister had'! for the subject
ot bis sermon, "The uncertainty ot life."
He had of course a subject capable ot illus
tration by scores of incidents which are oc
curring around us every day, but before his
congregation left the church the subject was
brought home to their notice in such a' way
and by such an affecting incident as no one
of those present will 1 forget ; while memory
holds her seat in power." ' " '
' During the sermon it was noticed by sev
eral that a message was "received by one of
the prominent officers of the church and con
gregation, - which - caused the immediate
: withdrawal of himself and hi entire family
e .1 x - . -
irom tue sanctuary. . .reopie wondered what
1 could be the " cause of so unusual a pro
i eroding, bnt with all their wonder were not
peepared for the sad announcement which
j the preacher made on concluding the service
i that at 5 o'clock on Sunday morning, one of
; the best beloved ladies of the church, and a
relative of the family which ' had just been
called out, had died. Only tho Sabbath be
fore the lady had been present and wor
shipped with the congregation, in the en
joyment of perfect health, and with as fine a
prospect of a long and happy life before her
at any one of them; but 'on Saturday she was
taken ill, and, aa we have stated, on Sunday
morning she breathed her last; Cincinnati
Chronicle. . "
i ''' Serious Shooting Scrape. " 1 '
-A serious ; shooting scrape took place last
Sunday night abont 10 o'clock, at the house
of John Thomas, on Third , street, resulting
1n the serious if not fatal wounding ot Mar
tha Thomas, his wife.
i It appears that Tom Thweatt, colored,
wunt to Thomas' - house and knocked at the
idoiir, when Thomas invited bim is and ask
ed him what he wanted. ;Tom. replied that
there was a man theYe who owed him some
inoncy, and turning to Jim Fortune the
two commenced qiiarrel!)ng,i when -Thomas
brdercd them to go.ont of bis bouaq saying
he wanted no row in there., .They went out,
but soon returned, and Commenced making
such a- noise' that Thomas seized 'a gun
which Tvas behind I the door, and said he
would; shoot thera if tbey did hot 'leave.
Fortune seized thd gun, as he says, to pri
Vent Thomas from shooting him.and Tbweat
tame un heliinit Tfaim A.i.m.j i.
. 4. .......... uu., ,ua
breach ;, raised the hatnmef and .fired off,-.
fi ue uii was cnargeq witu smalt shot, and
Ei load entered the right side of Martha
rnnag,nd came - out at ' the hack; ' She
, hed into the . street with her clothes on
n?, and some one. came to her relief, extin
uished the flames and sent off for Dr. J. W-
Saiitlf l: " ' .a"-ai. . (.1 ; .. 1
Thweat:was ft'On'1 arrested and taken to
ai, and-when lie- reached the Courthouan:
grew yery yiiilent and, woro he woultjnot,
go anv further. He was soon ; overpowered,
however, and had to be put into tin ' dim-:
getm.-PiterHniTndeii "'" : V" -I
' 1 . :
A CincinnBfian Bays a Splendid Steam
j tl ier-He Starts Her to Califor- j,
' nin anil Ska r-lnnn
n inp i.nii wrraam.
j A few days since we noticed flie fact that
erfr tiell kBowri "' citizen, Admirat David 1
Gibson, during hi. recent tripto New York,
bad made purchase of, the,! elegant steamer,
p. C. Haskin, at a cost of, $8,000, and had
farted her to the Pacific coast, to take a
lace in the line of boats running in bdnneo-
Iion.with ahe Piciflc roiKl.'The''pureBse
ramade of ,,CcaiBiodorQ , VanderbilWn4
?a considered aa excellent bargain, an pyi
lehce bf which is the fact that witlrin W
eek afterwards he was offered $20,000 adi
vance in ithe purchase price for the ves
hKiiria , 01 ff-iiiw -.in.-xt .j!.irff vli i
On the lath of November she stxrlnA
ew York, and. this morninc'a disnat.hi
hrihf the "announcement that on the 17th,
at half past 11, j. r, ahe1 fodrideled in the
Gulf ftreanv 400 miles from Ke York. Mr.
Gibson ,stai;b2d a day two., since, expect,
ftig to. meet his vessel on the Pacific coSst
loss will "no doubt be first
i- :u 4-iiliw) tit;
it .lUipois girl me (Iowa from her room
" iwu siuue. uu jouuu iworOi n
qdmirers angrily disputing' their claims' to
aeeompany her fo a baH that vefirhgV"J6he'
summarily. eased) thi yoatha' tr ttiai baear
hair and kaeclced their bcaxle together .Jialf
dozeo fimei,nw,, , vUh:,w L
4!baP t Jewa TCitc. mm UJy. siltina I
A.lrprr .if, ffnnnnviiffR witk mnl.. ln L
. biic uuu uvic, iu Biuumuig (J1S pipe lor tpQ
1 minutes. "It would have been considered a
foolhardy 'txperimentjhat upoa exanrUcv
- tion, -the keg proved to1 contain action sed.
He is nnw in Hie tot of bealtU, ( :n-i
' ''H the Senate,'''Monday, Decl' 13, '6
ii !Mn Mooreof Carteret Introdaced a resolutioi
aa follows: -. t 't ,- .. r. , 1 - l ' I
Resolved, By the 8enate of "North Carolina,
(the Hooseof RcpreMotatlvw eoaeaiTieir), tkat
b instructed to meet in joint session aod inquira
whether any legutlatioa is necessary t sopprest
violence and crime throughout tbe State, and
whether the Executive Is clothed with adequate
-pawcr ia matoiaiB aau execute im-iawa ana eei
cure tbe safety of the lives and property of the
Citizens of the State, and report a bill or other!
wi. Laid ever. (. ' m n: n ml ji(uJin( j
- And a resolution directing the Code Commisl
sioners to prepare and report a bill defining the
power of lowoahlp constable. throughout -the
State. Laid over, , . , 1
" The House bill to amend ari act relative to the
Western Turnpike Soad leading- from AshvUle
to Murphy failed to pass its third reading-yeas
2, nays 27. ' '-"; - 1 ' '
ik i .i i ;w l.i aawntBi.tuifiiw ia!2-o
House bill to amend section 19, chapter 181, o
the public laws ot 1863-69. Passed its second
readmg. '- ''"' IV 1" ' ;i i-M '
, A bill to enable - land holder to consolidate
their surveys of difierent tracts passed its several
readings'if--' - i--' i......- . j
. A resolution to withdraw bonds, from the mar
ket was then read. ' j
Mri Sweet offered substitute fo the resolu
iiou that a committee he appointed whose duty
It shall be to respectfully Invite the President of
those railroads who have received bonds of tbe!
fifnl.. anrf sal. . l..,. t ...I... n. i . I. . I. n i.
wu auu ..(..ll, hj I.UU.VI niul uiu VUUIUllli-1
tea at an early day as practicable and consult as.
to tbe proper measures to be adopted towards
.inspiring public confidence and a laithful diapo-
biiiuu ui me a'uresaia oouus, anu lor wnat pur-i
poses thesame has beea issued... mI: - i . :
8aid Committee t report February 12th, 1870.:
" After consli'erable discussion the substitute
offered by Mr. Sweet failed to pass. Yeas 6,
nays 23. .. . ,
The original resolution nassed -Teas 28. Nsv
4. ! -! H I- -111 - 1 1. . , . ' .
House bill to chanee tha line between the
couuties of 8nrry and Alleghany passed its 3rd
reaaing. iiv - u -- f i
The bill to secure tbe return to the Pnhlic
Treasury of bonds issued to tbe Chatham Rail
road company, wnlcb nave been declared illeiril
by the Supreme Court, came up on its second
residing. " ' i ' j - .
Mr, Cook moved that it be made the snecfol
order for 10 o'clock on the 3d Monday of Janua-
Pcadina" further discussion tha Senata sri.
In the House, Monday, Dec. 13 : , ..'
Mr. Moore, of Chowan, from the tfinanrn
Conimittee, reported favorably on a bill to pro-
,iuc mi iuc Buppon. ui fcue insane Asylum lor :
the next fiscal year.
Resolutions aso bills intboouced.
By Mr. Moore of Chowan r - Resolution that
tbe Sheriff ol Chowan Conntv he nllnweH nniu
May next in which to settle with the County
T.. ,. . t? . . r. . .. i. .. ,7; r
.iuuuii.1. ,iciii;u iw iiiu xiuauce loillinil
tcc. By Mr. Malone; Bill to albw entercrs of
vacant lands further time to obtain grants from
the State, f Allows one vear lonirerl Passed ita
several rcaaiugs under suspension of the rules.
' By Mr. Proctor: Bill to authorize tbe County
Commissioners of Robeson county to issue
bonds. Referred to tbe Finance Committee.
By Mr. Sinclair : Bill to reneal an act for l.hn
completion ol tbe North Carolina Railroad
ratified tbe 14th day of February, 1855. f Abol
ishes tbe dsstineMon existing between weht is
called the " preferred stock " of 1,000,000, and
tha f mn iin n vmmnn .in.v -i i. n
V bWUluWH U .UV.I, , UIOKCO Mil
common stock.; Kelerred to the Finance Com.
By the same : " Bill to localize certain mar.
rinses in tha County ol Robeson. Those mar
ried nnder Gen. Sickles' administration.! Re
ferred to tbe Committee on Pronosltions nnd
Grievances. ,.i , . . .. i ...i,,
By Mr. Sevmoui : Bill tonchincr tha nrnlmln
of deeds of non-residents: - Releired to Judicia
ry Committee. . ..
ny Mr. ttoudie : Bill concerning tbe maintain-
anceof convicts.: laid over.- - - ' --"
Bv Mr. Hodein : Bill to legalize certain lan.
Hons. Referred to the Judiciary Committee.
By Mr. Lomr of Richmond : Bill to authnrlxa
Hanis G. Terry, late sheriff oi Richmond county
to collect arrears of taxes for the year 1868. Laid
over. -- .
By Mr. Lcarv: Bill, emnowerim? the Conntv
Commissioners ot Cumberland County to levy a
special lax. Referred to the Finance Commit
tee . . i
By Mr. Candler : Bill to make Indirments ob
tained at a special term of tbe court - of Bun
combe bear test from Monday the 29th of No
vember, 1869. - Passed its several readings under
a tuspension of the rales. ' 1
cy air. Harnett: Bill to authorize tbe clerks
of the Superior Conrt to make title to real estate
in certain cases. Referred to tbe Judiciary Com
" SPECIAL OBDEK. r "
The special order was the consideration of the
ont resolution in reference to the Bank of North
Carolina. Directs tbe Attorney General to ao-
ly to Judge Brooks for an injunction against
harles Dewy. Assignee ol the Bank, restraininir
bim from collecting the debts due tha Rank.
&C.1 .. : - ,- . i- -.
Tbe motion to refer to tbe committee waa
amended by instructing tbe committee to report
Wednesday morning ; next . As amended, the
motion prevailed. .
Received a message from the Senate transmit-
ting for concurrence, tbe substitute reported by
tbe committee ol conlerence of tbe two Houses,
in reference-to' apprentices. -(Provides that
males shall be bound until at the age of 21 years,
and temalcs until at the age of 18 years.) The
substitute was concurred in. - - -
Mr. Mendenhall called un bill to make an ap
propriation lor the 6upjxrt, &c., of tbe Deaf,
and Dumb and Blind Asylum, which passed its
third reading. Yeas 82, nays none.
Mr. Gading called np the report of the com
mittee appointed to investigate tho affairs of
me Aioemanc & uoesapcakc Usual. Report
recommends that the Attorney General institnte
proceedings with a view to pioteet the interest
of tbe State involved in this canal. Report
EVININO SESSION. , i: , ,
Mr. Pou arose to a question of privilege, and
id that while the bill "to einnowcrcnmmittMw
ol investigation to enforce the attendance nf
witnesses," bad passed the Senate, yet the same
had not been enrolled forsifrnature: consennent.
ly no witnesses bad been empowered. He there-
lure was preparca lo adjourn.
Mr. Moore of Chowan, moved to susnend the
rales in order to put on its passage the resolu
tion to appoint a Committee-ol five to take
charge of tbe examination pending before tbe
Committee of the Whole.
After some debate Mr. Moore, of Chowan.
call tbe previous question on the motion to sus
pend tne rules, sustained.
ine rules were suspended.
The following is Mr. Sinclair's resolution.
which bad been referred to the snccial eomittee
of five : .
Resolved. That a committee of five be an.
pointed by the Speaker, be aud the same is bere-
Dy enarged with the management of the exami
nation of the State's interest in the Railroads
now pending before tho committee of the whole
of this House.
The report of the special committee of five
was read, recommending the following substi
tute, signed by Messrs. Moore, Argo, Sinclair
and Malone viz:
"Resolved 1st, That a Committee ot five be
appointed by tbe Chair to act s managers to
conduct the examination of the whole in the in
vestigation now pending. .
I 2d. That all Questions shall hn written anil
handed to said committee ot managers who
Shall propound the same, any member haying a
right to object to any qucstiou; and its admissi-
outty snail ne determined by tbe chairman, sub-
rft fn an a n iu.nl n tl... rifunmlltiu. f 1. n
Mr. Welch moved to strike out in the second
resolution the words "snbiect to an anneal to
the Committee of the whole."
i Mr. Moore of - Chowan, moved tbe previous
question. Carried. ,
f The amendment of Mr.' Welch waa then re
jected. Yeas 35, nays 87. '':' '
I 1 be substitute was agreed to, and the resolu
lutions were adopted.
aajoarBea 1 i .-
: Jn HniMWHii n ''tn&TZii-t "..I ..if-'. 1 i:i
In the Senate, Tuesday, Dec. H, 1869 :
BBSOLUII0N6,,,,.'.,. , :
Mr. Lassiter introduced a rvunlnt'tnn lhat nnr
Jenator snfl Representatives in Congress be in
truded to use their Influence tn hv
Ing privileges so increased that there may be
ion uauaa niauusoea in ine Bontnern mates,
Jhat onr , people, may be .benefitted thereby:
I "' VKFTSniTBD BUSINESS i t ui- li" '
Being the motion of Mi.' Cook to ikm tonne
tbe further consideration of the bill to secure
tbe returns td the Public Treasurer of hnndit Ir.
trued, to the Chatham Railroaa Company, and.
Which have been declared illegal by the Supreme
Court until the second Monday In tannarv. '
I Alter cenaiderabla discassion, Mo Jonea of
aiecKienuurg moveu us reference lo the Jadi
ciaiy committee with instructions. Agreed to.
Teas S8V Nay 8.-"J i h. .-
Mil fi.HlhiJ th-j tlLLBirDaif.1' '"!"!' ri
i A resolution directing thi Andrto'r of State td
move toe judrment agaisst deliaauenf ehnrifh
at tba special term of. theSupenor Court tcbe
neiu in uic cuy oi naioign on tne 4tb Monday in
December, 1869. n
j Mr. Galloway moved1 to lay the resolution on
I Mr. Hyman moved its reference to tha Com
-pJMe oq Finance-; ii f .u r nnl ,l,ui! . f
Mr. Etheridge-mojred the prevlfifs question.
Th-.tMcaattloa was iadstitea the tottowing
j. TmiSntinfS,',ieaL TSe'lla'
rhM;olgrva,Ceok, Kthorldxe Fork ner, tfonea
w xuecmcnuDrg, iassiier, i-egg, i.indsay. Long.
lAVeyiiMasorit- Mlh-ttmbil;' jfelelior, Moore Sf
, Wilson Si. i
: NiTaJ-Me-a.Broirdeni lllrtlM,'Chly,T)aviai
Kppea,,.eUoway,, -Hayea,.. HarrinirtoB, Hjrpaq, .,
TWA'tTSfc "XT ,L
Ing a bill to provide for tbe interest of the.
de of the State," and' to create a sinking fund
OTUUUMk.Hi . ,1... r.
I Mr. Sweet moved tba.t ft be postponed niitil
19o,cloektnefttbdaypf Jgrftry, Jsr)? Agreed
lOl ' - ."i.-l ! r I :. -., I.- . . ..fl,;', I !,..;
Mr. Winstead ?rom the Committee oh Confer-
eace reported the leeolutlon aakiag our Repre
sentatives in Congress tq use their iaaoeoce to
secure the total abatement of North Carolina's
quota of United Btates tax on real estate with
tbe request (hat tbe Senate recede from Its
asendmenU. (The Senate amendment asked
.tbe refimdiog-of the tax already paid.) .'i Jro "
Mr. Smith moved to indcliaitelj postpone the
" . DUUj.... MIDI,
t,. Alter cenaidaMble- dUcutarotrtb report was
concurred in. , , .
Mr. Cook, ferine Committee on Tnternal fn-
tereal, Improvement,; reported: ilavorably en a
bill in relation to clearing oat obstruction, in the
Lumber River" running through the county of
xvuueewtm. oi -1 ! ?" 'r:''ffl : if 1
On motion of Mr. Lore the Senate adjourned
to meet at T.80 this evening. '
S, .j,-;'.;,. ''xvKiiniBBBSSiok' "''T
' TbeSenato met and was called to order at 7.3
Mr. Sweet in the Chair. ...
" Mr. Galloway rose to a qucstiou of privilege.
He said there was certain insinuation cast by
tbe Senators from Beaufort and Jackson In ref
erence to the sheriffs of certain large counties as
delinquent in not paying promptly to tbe
Treasury, particularly in regard to hi own
county (New Hanover). He desired to say m
refutation of these fake assertions that be was
in possession of the receinta from the Treesnrv
to prove conclusively that the sheriff of New I
Hanover paid in the sum of 51,961.35 since
May 5, 1869. Tbe Clerk read the receipts for tbe
following payment :
On May 5, 1869, (4,100. r , ,:,
On October 7tb, 1879, $25,000. '-'"
. On November 1, 1869, $861.85. - -,
On November 5. 1869, $10,000. .,.,., J
' Wn December 13, 1869, $12,(XaV '
The bill to incorporate the Back ol Raleigh
failed to pass its third reading by the following
Yeas Messrs: Beeman, ' Bellamy,' Brorderi,
Burns, BIytbe, Cook, Cherry, Eppes, Forkner,
Galloway, Hayes, Harrington, Jones of Colum
bus, Jones of Mecklenburg-, Lindsay, Long,
Love, Mason, Martindalc, Moore of Carteret,
Mnrpby, Richardson, Smith, Sweet, Welker,
White, Wilon-27. , f ..... -i. i .;'
Nats Messrs. Beall. Beaslev. Hvman. Jonea.
of Wake, Melchor, Bobbins, Winstead 7. '
.nr. jones, ot Mecklenburg, moved reconsid
eration of the vote just taken. -.
Mr, Welker moved to lay the motion on' the
table. ; , , ,.,
The Senate then adjourned. : ,
In the House, Tuesday, Dec. 14 : ,
' : BESOLCTIONS AND BILLS INTBODDCEP. "
By Mr. Painter: Resolution prohibiting absent
members from receiving mileage and per diem
By Mr. Kinney: Bill to incorporate the New
York and North Carolina Mining Company.
neierrea 10 toe uommiuee on corporations.
Bv tbe same : Bill to Incorporate the Chatham
Kelerred to tue committee on Corporations.
By tbe same : Bill to incorporate the Southern
Gold and Copper Mining Company.
Referred to the Committee ou Corporations.
By the same : Bill to incorporate the Content
nea Copper Mining Company.
Referred to the Committee on Corporations:
By Mr. Gantcr: Resolution for tbe relief,, of
tbe Sheriff of Chatham county. '
. Referred to tbe Finance Committee, ir ,
By Mr. 8eymour: Bill in relation to the Pub
lie Libraries. "" . i
j. Referred to the Finance Committee. .,
By Mr. Justice : Bill to amend tbe act con
cerning tbe government of counties. Laid over.
By Mr. Hodgin, a bill to authorize R. M. Staf
ford, Sheriff of Guilford County, to collect ar
rears of-taxes. Referred to tbe Committee on
By Mr. Franklin, a bill to incorporate Cary
Lodge, No. 198. Referred to Committee, on
Corporations. - .
Mr. Moore of Chowan called up the bill pro
vidiug for the support of the Insane Asylum tor
the next fiscal year. Passed its third reading
yeas 89, nays none.
Mr. Stevens called up the bill to authorize the
Commissioners of Craven County to levy a spcial
tax for tbe purpose of building bridges across
tbe Nense and Trent Rivers. , i i . -".:i
Mr. Stevens submitted a number of amend
ments, one of which was to require the matter
of levying the special tax to be submitted to the
people of Craven County at an election to be
held on tne first Monday in April next ' Adop
ted.,.,;.,! - ' , .' i J.:ii
As amended the bill passed its third reading
yeas 61, hays 1. " ' - - ''
Mr.. Morris called op bill to punisb slander
and to make it a misdemeanor. Bill proposed
to impose a fine not exceeding $5,000, or impris
onmentnot more than 12 uontbsor both,." at
the discretion of the Court. The Judiciary.
Committee recommended thai tbe bill be -so
amended, as to strike ont tkat part relating -to
fine and imprisonment, and only to declare
slander a misdemeanor.
- ., .:, in arsxHUkOBMBM-.; ri ' -t a
. The bill to lay off and establish a new county
by the name of "Dare," came up as tbe special
order. - - :'' ' - j
Mr. Jarvis moved the previous question. Car-,
ried. ' ' ' - '
i Tbe bill was then indefinitely postponed.
Mr. Jarvis moved to reconsider the vote just
taken. " ' '
Mr. farrow moved to lay that motion oh the
table. Carried, Yeas 48, nays 47. ,
Adjourned. ' "
J '! " EVENING SESSION, '-'li i- i-
- Nr. Malone moved that the rales' be suspended
In order take np his resolution requesting the
Governor to direct that no further disposition
be made of the State bonds in the hands of tbe
Pisidents and Directors of certain Railroad
Companies. ' " ' '
Mr. Sinclair-said that tbe-Home-had, accord
ing to previous resolution,, met tor tbe purpose
ot going into Committee; but he noticed that
whenever the House was ready to enter into tbe
investigation, a Democrat had some resolution
or other measure to bring up, in order, as he
believed, to stave off the assembling of the com-
m it tee. He opposed tbe motion, and desired
that tbe House should proceed in the business
for which H bad met.
Mr. Malone denied the allegation male against
the Democrats as tar as the motion 1n refer-
ence to his resolution was concerned. His ob-!
ject was to take steps to restrain certain officials
from disposing of oar bonds at the present de
predated prices. ., ..; .
Alter a protracted debate the motion to sus
pend the rules was lost, it requiring a- two
third vote to do so. . .... j i: ...j. ,, , . r K-. :
i Yeas 52, nays 35.
! The House adjourned. :,; ' " ' itf-il
! ,: ;;:, ' 1 '.- m i t-1
In the Senate, Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1889. ,
- Mr. Phillip B. Hawkins, Senator elect from ,
Franklin, appeared and was duly qualified. '
I - , -iTftrBBi BEADING Or BILLS. ")': ' ll:
House bill legalizing tbe mileage and per diem
of tbe doorkeepers of the General Assembly as
paid by the Treasurer tbe two former sessions of
the General Assembly. , - ,."in i 1
) Mr. Sweet moved to insert the words, "and ,
employes thereof." ' " ' -
Mr. Love moved to amend by striking out
''employes" and inserting "pages not exceeding
five. Agreed to. ' i " ' '
The bill as amended passed. rx .,; i . i
' A bill to amend sec 90, sub-division 4, cbap.
270 of the laws of 1868-89, passed. ' '
i A bill relating to special procedure in case of
A bill concerning the Registration of 'deeds 1
and other instruments passed. ..... .
! A bill to amend sec 19, chap. 184 of the pub
lic laws ot 1868-68, passed. -. ' ' -
- A bill to change the line between the counties
Of Surry and Alleghany passed.
, A bill to enable landholders In certain case td
consolidate tho surveys of their different tracts)
P""ed- . ; ".-., , n f 10, ,
i THE CALENDAR.
A resolution directing the Code Commisblorj
to prepare and report bill defining tbe power
ot Township Constables throughout tbe State.
Adopted. ' - .!- '( -.' ."-jgivHi-j
A resolution instructing the committtee on,
military affairs to meet in joint session and en
quire whether any legislation ie necessary to
suppress violence and crime throughout the
State, and whether the' Executive ts" clothed
with adequate power to maintain and execute
the laws and secure the safety ol the lives and
property of the citizens ot the Bute, and report
a bill, or otherwise. Passed. .....,.,,..
I A resolution directing the Superintendent' or
Public Works to"repoTttf theCapttol ran be
heated by steam or other nieanB,9,8 to make
It more comfortable, and at a less expense than
the existing mode. Adopted- - .rr-.' -r '1 : .T
i A bill to reneal an act amendatory of an act
incorporating the Western 'North Carolina '1
Railroad, and all other act amendatory there- ;
) Mr. Forkner said the purpose of ihlf bill 'was '
simply to restore to the Suite its control of they
Stock It once possessed in this road. . Last ses
aioa there was a little bin got. through whieh
ebanged materially tbe statu of the original
bill. Prior to this bill the State had full control
f her slock in the Eastern division of this road,
and after its passage the road was reduced two
thirds, and the present bill was to restore to tbe
Dtate her eat ire-stock of Ui Eastern .division of
Thm'Msscd-'ift seceni rca'aW'.'
la the HonsiedBesdayi Dec.'JisiifJfloi
I " RESOLUTIONS AND BILLS IBTKODDCED. 1 '
I I By Mr. Kelly of Davie; a '"resolution In favor of
8. A. Kelleyt Sueritf of Bayic.ounty..,,,, Re
ferred. . " . '
I By Mrt' Pot, a resolution directing the Public
! Treasurer to make no-further naysent.of inter
est on the coupons of tbe special tax bonds, as
lets now authorized by law tp do? end also
authorizing the Treasurer to use, la payment of
be current expenses of the State, as much of the
kite rest collected oathe saUf speelal uWbaad aa
I the present exigencies of the, Treasury, imay re-.
quire. Laid over,
1 By Mr. MmloneTBlll lo allow sherlBs to disre
I gara the homestead and; personal property op
emption ou executions founded on a Judgmebt
fbrerlme.;; Sefencd tffUe-Judiciary Couiaii
d! V TT ?rfn
bj air. Byaes: , diu io extend tne
mlts-e! Elbabetfi Citv.' KeferrebT to
nteeon Corppr-tlons,. ,. w
V Mr. Peek' Bill to amend tha charter of the
town jf yarhorov-'rassesl its evan- laaalOLi
1, 1 under a suspension ot tba rulea ...
I V, . 1 . v 1 UIU, U . . . . 1 UIUUIUDU, 1.UUH.
f T By Un Joetiees Mll(.beirubltot' forthhv
iu pjng iea pi vouniy renrer., lAllows
If percent, on "receipts ana disbursements, on
It tHinsBul M9eedlng?5,vW; oniumtor S,9
1 per cent,? " . "00 one-half of
one per centj vu-. -ei inspension of
Mr. Pou niSvea t ' the table.
Carried, yeas 39, a -
ByMr. FrepchVbiH 'ection 27.
chapter T, bt.the Rr jugstai to the
Judiciary Coaim'-' :. '', i .
By tbe same: j ..i i prefect eitfkens of North
Carolina who rented outua of the 'United States
during the war. Same reference.
Ay JAai Baaaea Bill 4tioEpoiaff4cag
Lodge. No 293, A. Y. M Laid over. . ...
.By M Pafnter : ilV o xt4 ttreurt fx
perfecting entries in the couhty of Jackson.
Townablpa.,, ,r ,.... ,:- .,rfttt
Mr. Vest called np bill to repeal an act to re
quire tbe registration of deeds-, I i, ehapter'265
of public laws of 106'6t. 1 The Judiciary Com
mittee reported asubstitnte amendatory of the
act referred to, bystriking Out the first section,
and changing 'Itt day of Ootobor, 186a," to,"!
day of October, 1.8 70, SQas to allow one year
longer lor tbe registration of deeds. Passed se
cond reading. , . j ,,-r ci
On tbe thirfl reading Hr. Allison moved to
strike out "1870" -and insert "1671.V I Carried.
Mr. Proctor moved to lay the. bill on the tabic
Lost, yea ,ay7S: ' ' J !
Mr. Seymour muted to clifke out "October,
1871," aud Insert "1st September, 1878," and
that tbe consideration of the bill be postponed
until tne first Friday after recess ,, the 14th.
of January 1870." Carried. . ,
The Speaker announced the' following gentle-'
men as manager ef the investigation pending
before Committee of tbe Whole, viz: Messis.
8wnmr, Gatling, Shidalr, Welch and Candler.
Mr. Sinclair respectfully declinodi so act as
Chairman of this Committee.
, Mr. -Ames called np Senate bill to Extend the
corporate limits of the town of Goldsboro. Re
ferred to the Committee on ..Corporations with'
instructions to report to-morrow morning.
. Mr. Painter called np the resolution to vali
date the election of township officers in Jackson
county held in August last The resolution was
amended by adding the .counties of Guilford,,
Caswell, Catawba, Green, Cherokee and Tran
sylvania. Passed second reading. j'..,.i;
On motion of Mrt Downing, tlie bill was then
recommitted to the Cpmmittee on Privileges
and elections, in order that a general bill might
bereported. .mi-jm j
Mr. Ashworth called up resolution concerning
pensions for soldiers of the war of 1812. (Re
quests the North Carolina Representative in
Congress to nse-tbefr-ialtaeBe to procure the
passage of a law to secure pensions for tbe lew
survivors of tbe war of 1812. - Adopted. ' '
Adjourned to meet to-morrow at 10 o'clock,
.iH'- - ll ll H i I ' I ' -'J --ii ' :
Hyacinfhe o Celibacy.'"
Pere Hyacinthe co'ncludecT his address in
New York, Thursday night, as Mows": ' '
"" MIn modern society celibacy exists for the
sake ot Wod, but these exceptions, if you
make a rule, is against God and against na
ture: celibacy i8pow'ardlcc.Jt it docs not
glorify marriage. The Apostles have said
marriage is honorable;' hiarriage is spotless
before God and men. ' The great object in
view is the reconciliation of heaven aod
earth, and of the present life with the future
and to secure a union bf earth, union 'in tbe
city, in the nation and in humanity. It was
the thought of Jesus Christ ' The founda
tion of yonr people is tbe Bible, tbq,iQpk'
that speaks of God-the. living word . of
Jesus Christ. '- In the' admirable manifesto
from1 your President there' shines through
his words the Christian faith a belief -in
Jesus is at the root nf -fJihrnation. May Je
sus Christ protect your nation and develop
in Europe, preparing amidst strife, i.unity.
and religion and material prosperity, and
when I return I shafl tell Europe thai I have
found here liberty associated with J Christi
anity, and have been among a people, mho
do not think that to- be-free-they must be
parted from God."
' Another Mail Robber Trapped.'
I: ' Ca'pt. John Frey, special agent of tlie post'
uuiec ueparimcut oxnveu 'lu -Xllrs- city on
Saturday evening, having in charge Wnt.
A. Lane, postmaster at Bland Court House.
This is a case that baa annoyed tho depart
ment at Washington ,jtor royer ,year a
great may registered and money, letters hav
mg been abstracted from the niail in-that
aeighbarhoodi iXhrovigh; Cupti.Erey'g per-,
severance and indefatigable energy it has
been discovered, and tha depredator brought
to grief. . We again congratulate tbe denart-
ment bpon' haying ' so " valuable an officer,
whose services Dave 'proved So-successful.
He deserve tascb, credit for the shrewdness,
skill and adroitness he hap displayed fn tet-,.
reting out these mail robbers, bringing them
to justice, and thus protecting the interests'
of tbe public arifrortheUbvernment. We
understand. that our yUng .friend. Eugene
Lewis, Esq., of the Jtichmond .(ulice was
with Captain Frey during this last arduous
raid, and, rendered valuable , assistance by
standing on picket while the Captain was
skirmishing. iHcnmiwiZ Steite Journal.
, -l v A Miracle Ia India; "I I
1 JX Mogul gentleman ''ot Bombay1, named
Hajee Lamal Obadecn, gravely writes to the
Bombay Gazette that ao irreverent. Turkish
soldier appeared. at the holy shrine , of, Kcr-.
bila, and; net heeding tbe remonstrances of
the doorkeeper, went in with his sword and
shoes on, when a mysterious Tinnd extended
itself frqnkthc grave and flapped the offen
der so severely on the face that he was in
stantly deprived nf speech, vand, although
attended by the LTcrbila doctors, breathed
his last oft the evening of the same' day.' In
honor of this miracle the' Turkish Governor
of Eerbila ordered guns to be fired, and the
whole town was illiiminatni The Moguls
of Bombay also placed extra lamps in their
Museed, and tlie leading members' of the
community intended; "when the latest ac-1
Counts were received, to celebrate a Jussun.
for ten .consecutive days. )H :. (,(J.(
' . 1 . r. ,' ?m-h A
A Singular Case of .Whippingj tj : ,
i Mr. James Wilkrtrgrm and-his wife, resid
ing near Red Bank, in Halifax, Virginia,
were walking to see & neighbor Iast week,
arid while engaged in convcrsatioii a large ''
muscular man by the name of WiUjorne' sud-1'
denly jumped from behind a free 'and com-1 "
bieuced nn assault on liim..:iiWilkenon .Was
so much surprised and shocked by the sud-1
den attack that lie was hardly able to resist,
anrl Wilhnrnt. hnat l,iin nntj ntnciedllc '
bad obtained, satisfaction.' After getting
through With the business' he' :graveiy; 'in
formed Wilkerson thab bet! had 'nothing
"agin, him," but be had insulted, his father ,
bout two years since, and he (Wilborne) ,
Bad made up his mind to thrash him.,
WiiereupoB the parties sepfirilred. Jl Ji '- ,:
I I r j,' ' ' ' '- - .loorii i1 f-
1 Knocking theB6t(bia ool of a Well.
J A man was lately arrested in Kansas city,
Ho., for trespass on a .neighbor's. .welL, ., He
tapped it on ane side, but the owner caught
aim at it As soon as be got out of court;''
after paying his fine, he dug into the' side
of the man's tot, about, ten-., feet, below the
well, and. then tapped it. from tbebottorav
But somebody who w as drawing water from
(lie top cliscoverea a ray ot light through
le note wnen the plug- was out, and the
an is again in iaiL: It is now supposed bo
has been, the prime mover in other .acts of a
similar nature, several influential citizens
having'had their wetls mysteriously drained,
and tears are entertained that the "offender
will be lynched, -ii c , t.jij ,m I .li.
The aubiect of the adiaiagiuii of Viririnia
wag heard before the Reconstructtoa Com
mittee yesterday. .' Mr. Porter, Congressman
elect from the1 Third district, opposed the'
Immediate admission of his State' on 'the"
grounds of disloyalty of , the 'i people. - Ho ii
waa answer by. Governor Walker : and . Mr. s
Bland, a colored member ot the Legislature, H
who showed that Virginia was loyal' to the
core ana wouta carry out the laws of Cbn-'
gress to the very letter and spirit of their "
T v.i V
J Unexpected difficulties present themselves
fa the' way ' of another reconstruction of
Georgia, If the suggestions of the PresT-'-'
d out's message in regard to) that; Stato' bo
carried out it .will bo necessary to, et aside
the acts of the Legislature which intervened i
since the formal admission of the State by
ColigreBs.' ,- If -a n.if
''jiiarr7 ii I .i!)iN f if i:
TIi.I.ia.1 MlniKHV N MA W , Ml. TI'I "
I J JnXlV ,.7- v ik L "
omern RraetdiJj contrlbutaona of
iiubk'uu"i iwer,i,,ji itueea, ujp.iqi;
bwingrAf li o'clock last evening" there
flashed acirosi'tbe' blue empyrean a rricteor
3f .Via-rimg" , brilliaBcy" and ' splendor. It?
learned .nW? a ... aecond, nd ' a. thing Jof j
Kioiuwu.ffnMi a eecpna, na -a.i
!K'l Wi tl 1
1 f he'ivaieTennJjrt
flo tMTI btt nnn.;,.Vn,l D- T 1. 1 n
Thonipaon and John T-, HoBse"etindtiif8 1 '
fcr (lio CoiwtltutioiiBl Cunvention, i