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" ALL POWERS, NOT HEREIN DELEGATED, REMAIN WITH THE PEOPLE." Constitution of N. C.
OLD SERIES, VOL. 50. )
NEW SERIES, VOL. 1.
TARBORO", X. C, FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 1874.
Mayor Alexander MoCabe.
Commissioners John Norfleet, Joseph C.lli and
Ki-ury '. Cherry.
fcECKtTKT AND TREASURER Kohl-it W ll iteh 11 r-1 .
Constari-e J. B. Hyatt.
Town Watch Hairy Redmond, Battle and
James K. Sunousou.
Superior Court Clerk and Probu'e Judye
Register ot Deeds B. J. Keech.
Sheriff Battle Bryan.
Coroner Wm. T. Godwin.
Treasurer Kobt. II. Austin.
Surveyor Jesse Harrell.
School Examiners. E. R. Stamps, Win. II.
Knight and II. II. Shaw.
Keeper Poor House Wm. A. I)ugs;au.
Commissioners M. P. Edwards, Chairman,
Wm. A. Duguan, N. B. Bellamy, John Dauey
snd Mae Malhewson. B. J. Keech, Clerk.
ARRIVU. and departure of mails
NORTH AND SOl'TH VIA W. & W. R. R.
I.euve TarlxTo' (dai'.y) at - - iiWA.M.
Arrive at Tarboro' (daily) at - - 'M 1. M.
WASHINGTON MAIL VIA (iUEENVILLE.
FALKLAND AND SPAKTA.
Leave Tarboro' (daily) - -
Arrive at Tarboro' (daily) at - - o I . M.
The NigUts and the Places of IHectinjr.
Concord R. A. Chapter No. 5, N. M. Law
rence, High Priest, Masonic Hall, uionthly
convocations llrst Thursday iu ev'-rv month at
10 o'clock A. M.
Concord Lodge No. 5S, Thomas Gallic,
Master, Masonic Hall, meets first Friday night
it 7 o'clock P. M. and third Saturday at 10
o'clock A. M. in every month.
Repiton Encampment No. 13, I. O. O. F.,
Dr. Jos. II. Baker, Chief Patriarch, Odd Fel
lows' Hall, meets every iirst and third Thurs
day of each month.
Edgecombe Lodge No. 50, I. O. O. F.,
M.L. Hussey, N. G.,Odd Fellows' Hall, meets
every Tuesday night.
Edgecombe Council No. 122, Friends of
Temperance, meet every Fridav niirht at the
Odd Fellows' Hall.
Advance Lodge No. 23, I. O. G. T., meets
every Wednesday night at Odd Fellows' Hall
at S o'clock P. M.
Episcopal Church Services every Sunday
at 10 1-2 o'clock A. M. and 5 P. M. Dr. J. li.
Methodist Church Services every second
Sunday at 11 o'clock. Rev. C. C. Hudson,
Presbyterian Church Services third Sun
day of each month at 11 o'clock A. M. and
o'clock P. M. Rev. J. W. Primrose, Evan
Missionary Baptist Church -Service? every
2nd Sunday in every moi.th, at 11 o'clock.
Rev. T. R. Owen, Pastor.
Primitive Baptist Church Services first
Saturday and Sunday of each month at 11
PtononH Honse, corner Main and Pitt Sts.
W. B. Hatpr. Proprietor.
Mrs. Pender's, tr n,erly Greorv Hotel.)
Slain Street, opposite - Enquirer" Office,
Mrs. M. Pender, Proprietress.
a-v,iiM Kjso-. Oltice, on Main Street,
closes every morning at 834 o'clock.
N. M. Lawbejcb, Agent.
DR. RICH'D H. LEWIS
to the public. Office in rear of Whitlock's
Storo, Tarboro', N. C. oet.-tf
M . HOWARD,
33 3Tt XT O O I S3 T
DRUGS. PATENT MEDICINES,
&C, &C, SzC.
Opposite the " Enqvie-er" Office,
TARBORO, N C.
The Best and the Cheapest
HAVING BEEN APPOINTED AGENT
lor Matthew Gault & Son, of Baltimore,
1 will contract (or jobs of SLATING in any
portion of the State. The work will be prop
erly d. ne and upon the lowest terms. I am
also agent for the North River Bins' Stone
Granite and Rosin-Sized Felt.
For further information, address
A. B. NOBLES, Agent,
Feb. 22.-tf. Tarboro'. N. C.
11. rX COKER,
AGENT FOB THB
Celebrated "Wheeler &c "Wilson
Which SURPASSES all other Machines.
Home Shuttle Machine,
which is THE BEST cheap Machine in Use.
Price from $25 to $75.
B7 The public is invited to call and ex
amine toy Machines before purchasing.
Office on Pitt Street, a few doors from Main,
TARBORO', IV. C
Dec. T, 1S72. ly
A RARE CHANCE
One Fourth Interest in the
Works for Sale.
IllVUFRV OFFER FOR SALE MY ONE
fourth interest in the Edgecombe Agricul
tural Works. For particulars, address
A. J. HINES, Wilson, N. C.
Hon. GEORGE HOWARD, Tar'..oro X. C.
The Spirit of the Age
V FIRST CLAPS FAMILY PAPER DE
voted to Temperance, Religion, Agricul
ture, and the Mechanical Arts.
The Literary Department of the Aye is a
very attractive feature, while all the other
Departments are full of matter, both inter
esting and instructing.
M J. EDWARDS, Managing Editor.
We want active, energetic men and women
to solicit subscribers in every county in the
State. Send lor canvassers blanks. Address
W. J. EDWARDS ii, CO.,
Raleigh, N. C
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La Pierre House,
li ROADWAY EIGHTH STS.,
rl:!LS Is a desirable House for business men
JL or families, bn'majirst class, elegant dtid
central. Parties who can appreciate a yood
table will find the " La Pikrkb " THE House
to stop at in New York. Board and room
per day. Rooms $1 per da .
C. B. ORV1S, Proprietor.
July 20, 1873. ly
This unrivalled Southern Remedy is war
isinted not to contain a single particle of
MEKCruY.or any injurious mineral substance,
containing those Southern Roots and Herbs,
which an all-wise Providence lias placed In
countries where Liver Diseases most prevail.
It will Cure all Diseases caused by derange
ment of the Liver.
Tub SYMPTOMS of Liver Complaint are
a bitter or had take in the mouth ; Pain in
the Back, Sides or Joints, ofteu mistaken lor
Rheumatism ; Sour Stomach; Lo:s of appe
tite ; Bowels alternately costive and l is ;
Headache ; Loss of memory, with a painful
seneatiou of having failed to do something
which oiiL'ht to havs been done; Debility,
Low Spirits, a thick yellow appearance of the
Skin and Eyes, a dry Coimii -;ften mistaken
for Consumption. Sor.ieiimcti many of these
symptoms attend the disease, at others very
few ; but the Livku, the largest orgau iu the
body, is generally the scat of the disease, and
if not Regulated in time, creat euliering,
wretchedness and DEATH will ensue.
This (iron Unfai'wy SPECIFIC n-i!l not he
found the Least Unpleasant.
For DYSPEPSIA, CONSTIPATION, Jaun
dice, Bilious attacks, SICK HEADACHE,
Colie, Depression of Spirits, SOUR STOM
ACH, Heart Burn, &c, Ac.
Simmons' Liver Resulator, or Medicine,
Is the Cheapest, Purest and Best Family
Medicine in the World !
Manufactured only by
J. K- ZEILIN & CO.,
MACON, GA.,and PHILADELPHIA.
Price 1.00. Sold by all Druggists.
I for this section,
& 0., of the
taken the Asencv
WM. E. TANNER,
OF ltl(iniOM), VA.
tie nVA furnish any machinery of their make
at factory prices and give estimates for pro
posed new machinery, thereby saving much
delay in correspondence and the expense of
a trip to their shops. The -Engines and
Mills b',:" " -favnr
nn our reorle every day,
P!Pr.ut-r wm re taken in pointing out the
peculiar features and advaiitaaes of these
machines. II. .A. WALKER,
Sup i. L-Itiec jiube Ag t nor.es.
Tarboro', X. C.
ft - - . j
THE NEXT SESSION OF THIS SEMI
nary o! le-iniing ivKl commciice on
Thursday, Sept. 4'h, lV.i.
Hampden Si-ln'-y i; situated in Prince Ed
ward County, Va., within a few hundred
yards of Union Theological Seminary, and
seven miles from Farmville the nearest de
pot of the Atlantic, Mississippi &. Ohio R. R.
The locality of the College is most healthy,
and the community around distinguished for
intelligence and pi' ty.
There is no Grammar or Preparatory
School connected with the College. It re
tains the curriculum and the great aim of its
teachers is to secure thoroughness in the
training and instruction of their pupils and
thus to prepare them for professional studies
or the active duties of life.
The ordinary expenses of a student exclu
sive of the cost of clothing, travelling and
books, are from ?-'-!." to J75 a year.
For Catalogue and further information ap
ply to Rr.v. J. M. P. ATKINSON,
President Hampden Sidney College,
jy -li t!'. Prince Edward Count, Va.
State of Xorth Carolina,
cor.xrr or edgecombe superior
Robt II. Au.-l1u and ColUcld King, Plaintiffs,
Bennett Bell, James Bell, James T. Daniel
and Alice A. D.inhl and Laura Bell, Defen
Cfpeci.tl proceedings for partition b
real estate, situate in Edgecombe
bv sale of
and of which the I'laintilfs and Defendants
are alleged to be tenants iu common.
Thy above named defendants being non-residents
of the St".!c, are by this mode notified
and summoned to be and appear at the office
of the Clerk of the Superior Court for the
County of Edgecombe, at the Court House in
Tarborough, within eighty days after the lirst
publication of this summons, and answer the
complaint of the plaintiffs which was duly
tiled in the ofiice of the Clerk of said Court,
on the -''-'nd day of October, 17:!, and I t
them lake notice that if they 1'iil to answer
the said complaint within that time, the. plain
tiffs will apply to the Court fur the relief de
manded in the complaint.
By order of said Court.
JNO. NORFLEET, Clerk
Win. H. Johnston. Superior Court.
Attorney for Plaintiff.
Nov. 1st, its'.;. iw.
Stale of North Carolina,
FJX! EC0MISE CO USTY.
HAVING qualified as Administrator of
Celia A. Williins, de -eased, notice is
hereby given to all persons indebted lo the
estate of said deceased to make immediate
payment, and all having claims against the
estate to present, them for payment, ou or
before the loth day of December, 1S74, or this
notice w ill be pleaded in bar of their recovery.
LAMBERT P. BEARDSLEY,
Dee. 20,-Ut. Administrator.
Sii I o Kill
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A FAMILY ARTICLE.
Agents make -12..r9 per day, f 7.1 per week.
AN ENTIRELY NEW
For Domestic Use,
ONLY FIVE DOLLARS
With the New Patent
j llXTTTTOV HOLE WOltlCTrt,
I Patented June 27th, 1871.
j AWAKDED THE FIRST PREMIUM AT THE
! AMERICAN INSTITUTE
I AND MAP.Yr.AXD INSTITUTE FA IKS, 1871.
j A most wonderful aud elegantly eonstruc-
ted Sewing Machine for Family Work. Com
i plete in all its Parts, Uses the Straight Eye
l'ointed Needle, Selj ThreacUne, direct up
right Positive Motion, New Tcntion, Self
Feed and Cloth Guid-T. Operates by Wheel
and on a Tattle. Lic;ht Running1, fiuootb
and noiseless, like all good high-priced ma
chines. Has Patent Check to prevent the
wheel being turned the wrong way. Uses
the thread direct from the spool. Makes the
Elastic Lock Siiteh, (linest aud strongest
stitch known;) firm, durable, close aud rapid.
Will do all kinds of work, line and coarse,
from Cambric to heavy Cloth or Leather, and
uses all description of thread. This Machine
is heavily constructed to give it strength ; all
the parts of each Machine being made alike
by machinery, and beautifully finished and
ornamented. It is very easy to learn. Rap
id, Smooth and Silent in operation. Reliable
at all times, and a Practical, Scientific, Me
chanical Invention, at Greatly Reduced Price.
A Good, Cheap, Family Sewing Machiue at
last. The first and only success in producing
a valuable, substantial and reliable low priced
Sewing Machine. Its extreme low price
reaches ail conditions. Its simplicity and
strength adapts it to all capacities, while its
many merits make it a universal favorite
! wherever used, and creates a rapid demand.
IT IS ALL IT IS RECOMMENDED,
j 1 can cheerfully and conlldently recom
I mend its use to those who are wanting a re-
ally good Sewing Machine, at a low price.
Mrs. 11. B. JAMESON,
Peotone, Will County, III.
I Price of each Machiue. " Class A." "One,"
i (warranted for five years by special certifi
cate,) with all the fixtures, and everything
i complete belonging to it, including Self
Threading Needle, packed in a strong wood
; en box, and de.ivered to any part of the
; country, by express, frke of further charces
j ou receipt of price, o.M.T F:ve Doi.la.ks. Safe
i delivery guaranteed. With each Machine we
j will send, on receipt of $1 extra, the new pat
j BUTTON HOLE WORKER,
j One of the most important and useful inveu
, tions of the age. So simple aud certain, that
; a child can work the finest button hole with
regularity and ease. Strong and beautiful.
Special Terms, and Extra Indneements to
: Male and Female Agents, Stoie Keepers, Ac.
who will establish agencies through the coun
try and keep our New Macuines on Exhibi
i tion and Sale. County Rights given to smart
agents free. Agent's complete outfit, furukh
! cd without any extra charge. Samples of
j scwiug, descriptive circulars containing
I Terms, Testimonials, Engravings, Ac, &c,
j sent free. We also supply
j AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS.
Latest Patents aud Improvements for the
arra and Harden.
Mowers. Reapers. Cnlti
vators. Feed Cutters, Harrows, Farm Mills,
Planters. HarvpRtwa Thrpahnra rtnA ,tll aiL
will be at our rii's and are perfectly secure.'
Sate delivery of all our goods guaranteed.
"An old and responsible firm that sell the
best goods at the lowest price, and can be re
lied upon by our readers. Parmer's Journal,
Not Responsible for Registered Letters
R. J. MULLIGAN,
Supt. Buckland Sewing Maehiue,
Cor. Greenwich & Cortlandt Sts., N. Y.
Oct. 4, 1ST3.-Cm.
FOURTH GEAND GIFT CONGEST
FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE
Miblic Library S Ry
OYER A MILLIOX IX BASK !
A Full Drawing Certain,
On Tuesday, 31st of March Kest
In order to meet the general wih and ex
pectation of the public and the ticket-holders
for the full payment of the magnificent gifts
announced for the Fourth Grand Gift Concert
of the Publie Library of Kentucky, the mau
age ,nnt oave determined to postpone the
Concert and Drawing nntil
Tuesday, March 31st, 1874.
They have already realized
OVER A MILLION DOLLARS,
and have a great many agents yet to hear from.
Ao doubt is entertained of the sale of every
ticket before the Trairiny ; but, vhether all are
sold or not, the Concert and Drairiny will posi
tively and unequivocally take place on the day
now Ji. red, and if any remain unsold they will
be cancelled, and the prizes will be reduced in
proportion to the unsold tickets.
uiy 00,000 tickets have been issued, aud
I 2,000 CASH GIFTS,
wiil be distributed among the ticket-holders.
The tickets are printed in coupons, of
tenths, and all fra-tional parts will be repre
sented in the drawing just as whole tickets are.
LIST of gifts:
One Grand Cash Gift, $250,000
One Grand Cash Gift, 100,000
One Grand Cash Gift, f0,000
One Grand Cash Gift, 25,000
One Grand Cash Gift, 17,500
10 Cash Gifts 110,000 each 100,000
HO Cash Gifts 5,000 each 150,000
50 Cash Gifts 1,000 each 50,000
h0 Cash Gifts 500 each 40,000
100 Cash Gifts 400 each 40,000
150 Cash Gifts 300 each 45,000
250 Cash Gifts 200 each 50,000
325 Cash Gifts 1C0 each 33.500
11,000 Cash Gifts 50 each 550,000
Total, 12,000 Qifts,all Cash.aus'ting to 81,500,000
1 he chances for a gift are as one to live.
PRICE OF TICKETS.
Whole Tickets, ; Halves, $25; Tenths,
or each coupon, f-j ; Eleven Whole Tickets
for 8500 ; 22 Tickets for S1000 : 113 Whole
Tickets for $5000 , 227 Whole Tickets for
$10,000. No discount on less than $500
worth of tickets.
The Fourth Gilt Concert wil be conducted
in all respects like the three which have a
ready been given, and full particulars may be
learned from circulars, when will be sent free
from this ofliee to all who apply for them.
Orders for tickets and applications for
ageucie will be attended to in the order they
arc received, and it is hoped they will be sent
iu promptly, that there mav be no disap
pointment or delay iu tilling all. Liberal
terms given to those who buy to sell again.
All agents are peremptoriaily required to
settle up their accounts and return all unsold
tickets by the 20th dav of March.
THOS. E. BRAMLETTE,
Agt, Pub. Library Ky., and Manager Gift Con
cert, Public Lib, ttry Building, Louisville, Ky.
ll. L IIBIV & BR07
TARBORO', N. C.
LL kinds of REPAIRING promptly at-
x5L tended to. They now occupy their NEW
CARRIAGE SHOPS. Enquire for
Shops near Main Street.
Aug. 23, 1873.
JANUARY 23, 1874
Mark Twain on Woman.
Mark Twnin, the veil known hu
morist, replied to the toast of the
ladies at the festival of the Scottish
Corporation of London on Dec. 1.
In doing sc. he said ; I am proud,
indeed, of the distinction of being
chosen to respond to this especial
toast, to "The Ladies' or to wo
man, if you please, for that is the
preferable term, perhaps ; it is cer
tainly the older, and therefore the
more entitled to reverence.
Laughter. I have noticed that the
Bible, with that plain, blunt hones
ty which is such a conspicuous
characteristic of the Scriptures, is
always particular to never refer to
even the illustrious mother of man
kind herself as a Udy, but speaks
of her as a woman. Laughter.
7t is odd, but you will find it so. 1
am peculiarly proud of this honor,
because think that tha toast to
woman is one which, by right and
by every other rule of gallantry,
should take precedence of all others
of the army, of the navy, of even
royalty itself, perhaps, though the
latter is not necessary in this day
and in this land, for the reason that,
tacitly, you do drink a broad gener
al health to all good women when
you drink the health of the Queen
of England and the Princess of
Wales. Loud cheer.,. I have in
mind a poem just now which is fa
miliar to you all, familiar to every
body. And what an inspiration
that was (and how instantly the
present toast recalls the verses to
all our minds) when the most noble,
the most gracious, the purest and
sweetest of all poets says :
" Woman, O woman 1 or
(laughter) however, you remem
ber the lines ; and you remember
how feelingly, how daintily, how
almost imperceptibly the verses
rise up before you, feature by fea
ture, the ideal cf a true and perfect
woman ; and how, as you contem
plate the finished marvel, your ho-
thing out of mere breath, O"
And you call to mind now
as I speak how the poet, with stern
fidelity to all humanity, delivers
this beautiful child of his heart and
brain over to the trials and the
sorrows that must come to all soon
er or later that abide in the earth ;
and how the pathetic story culmi
nates in that apostrophe so wild,
so regretful, so full of mournful re
trospection. The lines run thus ;
Alas ! alas ! a alas !
Alas ! alas."
and so on, Laughter. I do not
remember the rest ; but, taken al
together, it seems to me that the
poem is the noblest tribute to wo-.
man that human genius has ever
brought forth (laughter) and 7
feel that if 1 were to talk hours J
could not do my great theme com
pleter or more graceful justice than
1 have now done in simply quoting
that poet s matchless words, (lie
newed laughter.) The phases of
the womanly nature are infinite in
their variety, lake any type ot
woman, and you shall find in it
something to respect, something to
admire, something to love. And
you shall find the whole joining you
heart and hand. Who was more
patriotic than Joan of Arc ? "Who
was braver? Who has given us, a
grander instance of self-sacrificing
devotion ? Ah, you remember, you
remember well what a throb of pain,
what a great tidal wave of grief
swep over us all when Joan of Arc
fell at Waterloo. Much laughter.
Who does not sorrow for the loss
of Sappho, the sweet singer of
Israel? Who among us does, not
miss the gentle ministration, the
softening influences, the humble
piety of Lucretia Borgia ? Laugh
ter. Who can join in the heart
less libel that says woman is
extravagant in dress when he can
look back and call to mind our
simple and lowly mother Eve
arrayed in her modification of the
Highland costume Roars of laugh
ter. Sir, wois&en have been sol
diers, women have been painters,
women have been poets. As Ion?:
as language lives. And not be
cause she conquered George III.
(laughter) but because she wrote
those divine lines
" Let dogs delight to balk and bite,
For God hath mads them so."
(More laugter.) The story of the
world is adorned with the names of
illustrious ones of our own sex
some of them sons of Si. Andrew,
too Scott, Bruce, Burns, the war-
rier Wallace, Ben Nevis (laughter)
the gifted Ben Lomond, and the
great new Scotchman, Ben Disraeli.
(Great laughter.) Out of the great
plains cf history tower whole
mountain ranges of sublimo woman
the Queen of Sheba, Josephene,
Semiramis, Sairey Gramp, the list
is eLdless, (laughter.) but I will not
call the mighty roll, the names rise
up in your own memories at the
mere suggestion, luminous wich the
glory of deeds that cannot die,
hallowed by the loving worship of
the good aod the true of all epochs
and all climes. (Cheers.) Suffice it
for our pride and our honor that we
in our day have added to it such
names as those of Grace Darling
and Florence Nightingale. (Cheers.)
Woman is all that should be
gentle.patient, long suffering, trust
ful, unselfish, full of generous
impulses. It is her blessed mission
to comfort the sorrowing, plead for
the erring, encourage the faint of
purpose,succor the distressed, uplift
tfie fallen, befriend the friendless
in a Avord, afford the hearing of her
sympathies and a home in her heart
for all the bruised and persecuted
children of misfortune that knock
at its hospital door. (Cheers.)
And when I say God bless her,
there is none among us who has
known the ennobling affection of a
wife of the steadfast devotion of a
mother, but in his heart will say,
Amen ! (Loud and prolonged
( Bible Work in North Carolina.
l LThe Rev. P. A. Strobel, who has
recently resigned his position as
District Superintendent of the
American Bible Society for N. C,
makes the following report of his
labor from the 31st of March to
31st of December, 1873, embracing
a period of nine months.
Auxiliaries, Branch Societies and
Bible Committees visited, seventy
eight. New Auxiliaries organized,
three. Auxiliaries revived, three.
New branch Societies formed, most
ly among the freedmen, ten. New
Bible Committees, three. Anni
versaries attended, forty. Eccle
siastical bodies visited, three. Ser
mons and addresses delivered, 150.
Official letters issued, 450. Offi
cial documents, 2,560. Number
of days spent from home, 230.
Miles travelled, 5,098. Value of
books ordered for Auxiliaries, about
This is independent of the books
donated by the Parent Society, and
those drawn from the N. C. Fund,
which would perhaps amount to
about $800 more.
Receipts for the nine months,
$2,520 ; being a decrease of only
80 cents, as compared with receipts
for same period Jast ,YearK whqh 4?
the general depression in all depart
ments of business during the past
Besides the money paid to the
District Superintendent, fully 01,
000 have been sent directly to the
Assistant Treasurer in New York,
which would make the entire re
ceipts from N. C. in the last nine
months over $3,600. There were
eight other Auxiliaries which the
District Superintendent was unex
pectedly prevented from visiting,
who would probably bave paid
several hundred dollars, thus swell
ing the receipts of the past nine
months to nearly $4000.
The following Auxiliaries have
supplied their respective territories
in whole or in part : Alexander,
Bertie, Buncombe, Cabarrus, Cra
ven, Cartaret, Chappel Hill, Cald
well, Davidson, Durham, Gates,
Granville, Henderson (Granville
co.) Henderson co., Hyde, Jones
boro, Lenoir, McDowell, Mebanes
ville, Rowan, Salem Bible Associa
tion, Tirza, Wake, Wilkes and
Wentworth. Owing, however, to
the failure of many of the auxilia
ries to keep proper records, it has
been found impracticable to ascer
tain the amount of work which has
been accomplished. As far as re
turns have been received, they !
sbow a great amount of destitution.
In Cabarru3 county one-fiifth of all
the families visited were found des
titute. This Society has supplied
every family in its territory, In
Caldwell county, a canvass of one
half the territory, embracing about
seven hundred families, showed
that two hundred and fifty were
destitute. These were supplied.
In two townships ia Alexander,
out of three hundred families visit
ed, one hundred and twenty-seven
had no Bibles ; a few had Testa
ments. In some counties, as in
Cabarrus, the destitution has been
found to be one-fifth, in some one
third, and in a few, nearly one-half
of the families.
The destitution, however, is di
minishing, through the efforts of
some of the Auxiliaries. There
must, however, be more earnest-
ness, activity ana perseverence,
employed by christius of all de
nomination throughout the State,
if this fearful destitution is remov
ed, and the ignorance, degrading
and vice, consequent upon it. It'
all the Auxiliaries would display
the zeal and liberality of the Tirza
Bible Society, this comsumation so
much to be desired by all good men,
would soon be realized. This em
bracing a portion of Union County,
N. C, and Lancaster county, S.,
C., has not only supplied every
family in its territory, but it has
sent up liberal donations to the
Parent Society. It has on its roll
thirty-seven life members and be
tween 60 and 70 annual members.
Is not this " the banner society "
of the State ? Let all the auxiliar
ies emulate this example, and chris
tian men throughout the State
would soon be able to rejoice in the
consciousness that every home in
our State, was in possession of a
copy of that precious volume, which
carries whereerer it goes, those
Divine influences, which never fail
to enlighten and save all who are
willing to yield their hearts to
their gracious power.
In the ninety five counties in the
State, there are one hundred and
thirteen Auxiliaries, twelve Branch
societies and four Bible Commit
tees. During the twenty one aonths,
in which the present Superintend
ent has been in the field, all of
these societies and committees ex
cept two have been visited once, and
seventy-eight have been visited
a second time.
The condition of the Bible work
in the State, is, on the whole, favor
able and full of encouragement,
though prosecuting his duties at
times under many difficulties and
discouragements, the District Su
perintendent indulges the hope that
under God's blessing much has been
accomplished, for which there is
cause for devout gratitude. He
trusts that he leaves the Bible cause
in a much better condition than he
found it. He earnestly prays that
all future efforts to circulate the
Bible among our people may receive
the hearty and united support o'f all
christians, and that the Great Head
of the Church may crown these
efforts with abundant success.
A Funny Temperance Case.
From Akron, Ohio, comes a
funny temperance case. A rum
seller whom we will call Hi Church,
because he was most of the time, had
been sued seven times for damage
done by hi3 rum on citizens of the
town. One man came out drunk
and smashed in a big glass window.
He was too poor to pay for it and
the owner came out against Church.
A boy about sixteen got drunk and
let a horse run away with him,
breaking his arm. His father
made Church pay the damages. A
machanic got drunk and was killed
on the railroad track, and his wife
sued Church for $2,000 and got it.
A farmer got drunk and was burned
in his barn on the hay. His son
sued Church and recovered. Church
g&t sisLoX pailn.. jp$c&EVfgn
It ate up all the rum-seller's profits.
Still, he acknowledged the law to
be a statute, and that it made him
responsible for all the damage done
by his rum. He used to argue, also,
that sometimes his rum used to do
people good, and then he said he
ought to receive something back.
One day lawyer Johnson got to
drinking. Johnson was mean,
and when he died of the de
lirium tremens, there wasn't
much' mourning in Akron.
There wasn't anybody who cared
enough for Johnson to sui Church
for damage done. So, one day,
Church went before the court him
self. " What does Mr. Church want?"
asked the Justice.
" I tell you vat, Jedge," com
menced the rum seller, "ven my
rum killed that thar mechanic
Johnson and farmer Mason, J cum
down like a man. I paid the dam
ages and squared up like von Chris
tian now didn't I Jedge?"
" Ye3, you paid the damage, Mr.
Church, but what then?"
" Veil, Jedge, my rum did a
good deal of good towards killin'
lawyer Johnson, now and it 'pears
ter me ven I kill a lawyer, I kinder
oughter get a rebaid !"
No matter how intimate you may
be with the friend with whom you
may have business transactions put
your agreement in writing. How
many misunderstandings arise from
the loose way in which business
matters are talked over, and when
each party puts his own construc
tion on the matter and it ia dismiss
ed by each with the words, " All
right ; all right." Frequent it
comes out all wrong, and becomes a
question for the lawyers and the
courts. More than three fourths of
the litigation of the people of the
country would be saved if people
would put down their agreements
in writing and sign their names to
it. Each word in our language has
it peculiar meaning and memory
may by a change in a sentence con
vey an entirely different idea from
that intended. When once reduc
ed to writing ideas are fixed, and
expensive lawsuits avoided.
Take a quantity of common Irish
potatoes wash them until they are
thoroughly clean, place them in
large vessel- and boil them until
done. Drain off carefully the wa
ter that they were cooked in, strain
iug it if necessary, in order to re
move every particle ot the potato
Then put this potato water in a jug
or a keg, which will set near the
stove or in some place where it wil
be kept warm, and add one pound
of sugar to about two and one half
gallons of the water, some hop
yeast, or a small portion of whiskey.
Let it stand three or four weeks,
and you will have excellent vinegar,
at a cost of six or seven cents per
Indian Corn as a Food for Horses.
Mr. Church, the general mana
ger of the London Omnibus Com
pany, before a select committee of
the House of Commons, spoke very
highly of Indian corn as food for
work-horses. The company find it
so much cheaper than oates that
they have discarded them. He
says: These animals are fed entire
ly on maize and chaff, each horse
receiving as its daily ration about
seventeen pounds of the former and
ten of the latter. Tha maize is
just broken - sufficiently to enable
the horsese to eat it without diffi
culty, and they thrive better on
this fodder than they ever did upon
oats. On the ground of economy,
also, maize is preferable to oats as
forage, its price being much lower,
and the saving effected being 3s. or
4s. a quarter. These facts, Mr.
Church went ou to observe, have
long been known to many owners
of horses, but gentlemen with pri
vate stables find great difficulty in
substituting bruised maize and chaff
for the old-fashioned forage of oats
and trusses of hay. Coachmen and
grain dealers resolutely oppose the
innovation, for the reason that it
enables the owners of horses to ex
ercise a control over supplies for
their stables, and prevent waste and
In addition, the manure from
high fed animals is much richer
than from those scantily fed, and
in that alone the money comes back
again. The same with the land ;
200 pounds per acre of a good fer
tilizer, at a cost of $6 or 7, will
often add $20 per acre to the value
of the crop.
Salting the American Flag.
A correspondent writing from
Rio Janeiro, Brazil, says :
A few days ago a most ridiculous
affair occurred in the harbor. An
ice ship from Boston entered the
American trade. Fort Santa Cruz,
not recognizing his house flag,
hailed him, and ordered him to
"heave to," But the worthy skip
per didn't speak Portuguese, and
the simple statement of the name
of his vessel, which he hurled at
the fort, was not at all satisfactory;
suggestion for him to stop. But
he called for his revolver, and
pointing it skyward, firad six sue
cessive shots. Then a solid shot
from the fort skipped across his
bow, and another, better aimed,
passed through his fore-sail The
fort and two shore batteries opened
fire upon him, and several of his
light spars were cut away. But he
held on his course rejoicing, load
ing and firing his revolver. Fi
nally he reached quarantine and
came to anchor just as his flying
ib beom was shot away. He was
then so near the other shipping that
they dared fire on him no longer,
and the police boat, the custom
house boat, and the health boat all
boarded him, togother with the
captain of the port, who, with more
vigor than politeness, wanted to
know " Why he didn't heave to ?
" Heave to ? ejaculated the as
tounded skipper, " Was that what
you wanted ? I thought you was
saluting the American flag . !"
"Diablel shouted the officers
in chorus, and set the case down as
additional evidence of the lunacy
which thev regarded as a necessary
ingredient of the American charac
Making things Bilin.'
Many years ago, a negro clergy
man, very light-colored, went North
for the purpose of collecting money
to build an African Baptist Church
in one of the Southern States. The
people did not come down very
heavily, and some one, knowing old
Mr. R.'s dislike to everything
African, took the applicant to him.
R. not suspecting his race received
him graciously, and asked :
" W nat kind ot church are you
going to put up ?
" How much money do you want
" Five thousand dollars."
" Is that enough?"
R. sat down at his desk, took out
his checkbook, filled it out for the
entire sum, r nd the colored brother
thought he had struck oil, sure.
" One thing, said II., " I want
to understand before I sign my
" Certainly, anything."
" The Baptists put the new fellers
under water, don t they :
" Entirely, that is our style."
" vell, I want you to agree to
have the water bilin' hot, and scald
every darned negro to death that
goes in it ?"
The great cities cf the tfulted
States stand relatively in the fol
lowing order in regard to exports
and imports : Exports. New York
$313,000,000; New Orleans $104, -
000,000:San Francisco, $83,000,
000; Philadelphia, $34,000,000;
Savannah $32,000,000; and Boston,
$27,000,000. Imports. New York,
$426,000,080; Boston, $68,000,000;
San Francisco, $39,000,000; Baltis
more, $29,000,000; Philadelphia,
Lecture Before the Historical Society.
The Southern Historical Society
in Richmond his taken measures
for a scries of lectures this winter,
the object of which is to extend the
public interest in the great work in
which it is engaged. The first
lecture was delivered in the Hall of
the House of Delegates on Friday
evening, 19th inst, by the Rev. T.
D. Whherepoon, D. D., of Peters
burg. The Hall was filled, and
those present listened with much
interest to the story of prison life,
in the personal experience of the
lecturer at Fort Mcllenry. It was
a chaste production, filled with a
narration of the amusing expedients
to which our soldiers resorted to
sustain their spirits during the
severe trials through which they
passed. By way of application the
following points were presented :
1. The suffering of Federal
prisoners held by us was not as
great as that of our men in their
2. Our authorities gave prisoners
the same rations which our soldiers
had, and the Federal authorities
3. It was the fault of the Federal
Government that there were any
'prisoners on either side, as we were
anxious to exchange, and they refused-
Importance of Beading.
No matter how obscure the posi
tion in the life of an individual, if
he can read, he may at will put
himself in the best society the world
has ever seen. He may converse
with the greatest heroes of the past;
with all the writers of prose and
poetry. He may learn how to live,
how to avoid the errors of his
predecessors, and secure blessings,
present and future, to himself, lie
may reside in a desert far away
from the habitants of man, in
solitude, where no human eye looks
upon him with affection or interest,
where no human voice cheers him
with its animating tones, if he has
books to read he can never be alone.
He may choose his company, and
the subject of conversation, and
thus become contented aud happy,
intelligent, wise and good.
The world is full of kindness that
never was spoken, and that is not
much better than no kindness at all.
The fuel in the stove makes the room
warm, but there are great piles of
tallen trees lying among rocks and
on the tops of the hills where no
body can get them; these do not
make anybody warm, lou might
freeze to death for want of wood in
plain sight of all these fallen trees
it you had no means of getting the
wood home and making a fire with.
Just so in a family: love is what
makes the parents and children, the
brothers and sisters happy: but if
they take care never to say a word
about it if they keep it a profound
secret, as if it were a crime, they
will not be much happier than if
there was not any love among them;
the house will seem cold even in
summer, and if you live there, you
envy the dog when any one calls
him "poor fellow. Dr. Holland.
Things were affecting at Towr
City on election night. The l'ress
man carrolled Jiramard ot the
Republican, the Postmaster, and
his partner, in a fire-brigade saloon,
I want to be a Granger,
And with the Grangers stand
A horny-headed farmer,
With a liay-stack in my hand ;
and anon, his partner, a nice young
man, with a good voice, ioiusin:
Beneath the tall tomato tree
I'll swing the glittering hog
And smite the wild potato-bug
Aa he skips o'er the snow.
When the Postmaster continued :
I've bought myself a Durham ram
And a gray alpaca cow,
A lock-stitch Osage orange hedge,
And a patent-leather plough.
" That men and women arc ment
ally alike," says Herbert Spencers
in a recent essay, " is as untrue as
that they are alike bodily. Just as
certainly as they have physical
differences which are related to the
respective parts they play in the
maintenance of the race, so certain
ly have they psychical differences,
similarly related to their respective
shares in the rearing and protection
of offspring. To suppose that along
with the unlikeness between their
parental activities there do not go
unlikencsses of mental faculties, is
to suppose that here, alone, in all
nature, there 13 no adjustment of
special powers to special func
tions." Embalming and petrifying dead
bodies is carried to a nicety in
Europe. At the Vienna Exposition
a large round table was shown,
made of muscles, sinews, &c, with
a handsome polish. The process
was invented by Dr. Marini, of
Naples. Among his other exploits
he petrified the body of Thalberg,
the pianist, and the widow h said
to keep the corpse in her drawing
room. He also embalmed Mazzini,
and so well that some of the econ
omical admirers of the siutcsman
urged that the body should be set
up in Rome as a statue.