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ALL POWERS, NOT HEREIN DELEGATED, REMAIN WITH THE PEOPLE. "-Constitution of N. C.
" TARBORO7a, FRIDAY, MAY 15, 1874.
OLD SERIF!, vol. r.o. ?
NEW SERIES, VOL. 1.
.Uf.u A'.vxatuliT MoCid-e.
OoMM!S."!'ivtRi John NorlU-w. !.:;.:.
Henry f. 1 :i"try.
tcEKVvRi a Trs. slv.i.h rr Wi.it.-!,
('ovmiii.i '. it. Uyui'.
Is W .Ton Il.iny Pedm I'.iii lino
Sup.rwr (ior (' (!!(.' I'rntnte .Un.
Register ot Deed B. J. Keech.
s.'frijf Battle Bryan,
f 'oroner Win. T. Godwin.
Treasurer -Kobt. It. Austin.
Surveyor Jow ILirnll.
: iiMil h'ritiiiHci-s. K. li. Sl.o.!
Knitfht ami II. H. SUaw.
Keeper Poor Hons Win. A. Du;':':v.)
i'MiiiViiw-M. I Edward, Chi
W n:. A. Dusran, N. 1. Bellamy, an, I
11 like son. K. .1. h-o.-cti. . icru.
Ui'UYU. M OKPAKTUnK !' M V I I-S.
NUKTll AM' SOI 'Til VIA W. V- . V. K.
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FALKLAND AM' SP:: i A.
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r:e ihlanl llio Ilnce of .ilc; ff.
Cor.civa K. A. Chapter No. N. M. Law
rence, lliirh Priest, Masonic Hal!, monthly
.-..invocations first Thursday in cv-ry liioutnnt
10 o'clock A. M.
Ooneord l.odire No- Tl.niiu Oatlin,
Muster, Lsonic Hull, meets fir.-t Prid.iy iiitfht
Tt 7 o'clock P. M. and third S.i'urd.iv ;u 10
n'vlook A. M. in every nionil!.
ttopiton Encampment No. 1:. I. O. O. P.,
Dr. Jos. H. liaker, Uliicf P.urmrch, 1J,1 IV
lowj' Hall, meets every r and third Thurs
day of each month.
EU-ivombc Lodje No. .rA 1. . O. ..
f. H ttikpr. N. (.. Odd fellow-' li'iil, nice!?
. Tery Tuesday iiij:hl. i
Ed-eeoiiihc Council I;'., Fst-i.d? ! j
'l'eniieranec. nivct, tverv FrUl:y nUht "' tV.c i
. Md Fellows' Hall.
Adva.ice Lods:e No. -S, I. . i T, i;iee!s
very Wednesday niUt at Odd Fei'ov.V Hal!
EpUt-opal Church Services every Sunday
at 10 1-2 o'clock A. M. aud 5 P. M. Dr. J. li.
Methodist Church Servki" every third,
Sunday at 11 o'clock. Kev. C. C. Dud5ou
Presbyterian Church Service second Sun
day of each tuouth at 11 o'clock A. M. and
8 o'clock P. M. Kev. J. W. Primrose, Evan
Missionary Baptist Church Service? Uic
Jud Sunday in every nun th, at 11 o'clock.
Kev T H "Onn, Pa-tor.
Primitive Baptist Church Services fir-t
Saturday and fcuuday of each month at 11
AAtiu' Hotel, corner Main and Pitt S:s.
O. F. Ad inis, Proprietor. t
Mrs. Pender's, (formerly Gregory Hote1,)
fuiu Street, Opo!ite "Enquirer" Ollice,
llri. M. Peudcr, Proirietress.
Baiik of New Hanover, oa Main Street,
next door to Mr. M. Wedd-1!. dipt. -L D
Cnmmln", Cathier. Ofllee liours from i A.
I. to 2 P. M.
EX Pit ICS.
Souiheii) Express tnllcc, on Main Street, j
eloses every morninfr nt o'elcck. j
N. M La whence, Agent. j
THE undersianed takes pleasne in inform
inir the puldin th.i. he has c-statjIiPlied
in WillUuiston a iare and hVsl-class
Jnery, Sale and Exchange
at v-fcich he is prepared to board hortes by
the day, week or mon h. Having a pood
stock of horses always on hand, ho will sell
or exchange on rensonatd" terms He will
also send pa-senjrerg ;,bout the country at
moderate rates. Drovers will always find at
his StabP s amulc accommoda'i'ms.
JAMES M. L ITERSO
Williainston, N. C.
P. S. Any person communicating wit h him
can hive a conveyance fetit to any part de
sired. 3. M. L- S.
Jan. 3:1, 1S74. l.V-
Do you Suffer from Chilis ?
Have Them No More!
Watkiirs Chill Pills
FOli SALE AT
Read the fdlowitia ce!tificae. Iliir.dreds
of others can b sepn on application :
TO THE PCHLIC.
This is to certify t'tat I leive, for 1 wo "s
ji-ist, used in my fatui y. Dr. Watkiu's Chii!
PilN, ami never knew tliem t" t il in a s'.jiul
instance to cure Fever Old A '(;. The are
a mot excellent aud the liet Pill 1 have ever
P F. CARRA WAY.
Adam's Creek, Craven Co., N. C, Nov. IMh,
1S70. je T-if.
Champion II uso Mover !
(Patented Jan. 14th
50 Per Cent Saved by its Use.
-yf) Farmer should U: wnkv ait this Machine.
Only $-5.0" for a 1 inn riirhr and thou
sand perhaps will rc saved. No more (c:.r
im; down huildinjf-" or chimnei, (or wuh
ma. hine you can move a buiuliiiir, rc- i-dle-s
01 qui in", chimney included, to the d -sired
location wilhout disluroiug the iitm ites.
Your Barn3 aro Badly Located.
iin bonne need inoviiii:; Vou tail 10 procure
tenan'8 because yon. quarter houses are too
Spend $23.00 for the right and you will
never regret it.
It will pay you to move iur houses if only
to ei. the nse of llie valuable debris that will
ace'unulaic in 2 or 3 ear. t. Osi. 10 a farmer
:o work a sett per day, 4 h and, a 00. Wj h
4 !iuds vou can carry a liuildius 400 to G,H)
vards per day.w i Imiu the use ui comlie-i ed
skids, roll, rs, wind asses, oxen and other
devices generally used. One s.-U o! truck
will perhaps do Lira neiahtjorhood. Cont
per sett $ '.() Trucks lui liishe I at, factor
orices. Great advantaei oderedro l.tijcrof
All older for rights mnt be ac-smpanied
by the cash, upon the receipt ot widen 1 will
forwaid the pel not to ubu or order to factory
t tui uih the r. qdircd eniount of tiucl.s.
1 hive madi; J jer uiont-i tifiiu a sell of
these trucks. Jl a rare cliauce to aciive men.
.'ood m :u wanlcd as agents, local aud liave!
iiig. Addrea.-. T. J. UKA.viY,
1 a,eij:h, N. '.
I could furnish hundreds, fee., ill tea, bat
rt preseut only refer to Ju u .Inward, Tar
ioio', H. C , and Mr. Cn Jiunerlaiu, Pieident
Cnizeus' Bu:k, Norlolk, Va.
Fe. 13, 174. tf.
Dr. J. Walker's California Tin-
0?xar Hitters aro a, purely Ycsctablo
preparation, mado chielly from tho na
tive herbs found on tho lower ranges of
tLe Sierra Nevada mountains of Califor
nia, tho medicinal properties of which
aro extracted therefrom without tho uso
of Alcohol. Tho question is almost
daily asked. "What is tho cause of tho
unparalleled success of Vinkgak Uit
TEitsf ' Our answer is, that they removo
the cause of disease, and tho patient re
covers his health. They are the great
blood purifier and a life-giving principle,
a perfect Kenovator and Invigovator
of tho system. Never before in tho
history of" tho world has a medicine hcon
compounded posscssitir tho reinarkuhle
qualities of Vixkoar Hitters in healing tho
sick of every disease man is heir to. They
are a pentlo Purirative as well as a Tonic,
relieving Contention or Ii.Ha:iniit.iou of
the Liver aud Visceral Orgacs ia Bilioua
Tlie properties of Dn. Wai.keti's
Vixkga HirrKus arc Aperient. Diaphoretic,
Carminative. Nutritiotn. Laxative. Diuretic,
Sedative. Counter-irritant Sudoniic, Altera
tive, and Anti-Uilious.
vi.tti'i.i iiousaim proclaim Vix
rr.AK Dittep.s the most wonderful In
vigoraut that ever sustained tli sinking
No Person can take these Bitters
according to directions, and remain long
unwell, provided their bones are not de
stroyed by mineral poison or other
means, and vital organs wasted beyond
JJilious. Iiemitter.t and Inter
mittent levers, which are so preva
lent in the valleys of our great rivers
throughout the United States, especially
those of the Mississippi. Ohio, Missouri,
Illinois, Tennessee, Cumberland. Arkan
sas, lied, Colorado. Hitos. iuo Grande,
Pearl, Alabama, Mobile, Savannah, lio
anoke, James, a:;d many others, with
their vast tributaries, throughout our
entire country during the Summer and
Autumn, and remarkably s. during sea
sons of unusual heat and drvness. are
d bv extensive i
rangements of the
and other ab-'.naij'
treatment, a purili
erful inlltience u:'.
jan3, is essentia':!
is no cathartic lor
Ii:. J. Wai.kku's
as thev will speed
ing a pow
;v. Tli ere
I these 1
oe e(;uai to
remove the darl;
r with which the
at ti:i- .same ti;:i3
tions ; !' th-,' i:er,
tlr- !. ' ..thy
colored viscid ntaite:
bowels an- hiaded, :
stimulating t'nc sccrt-:
and generally rc-s:-:;
functions of the li.u1' :
Fortify the hriy
by puri: ing all its
,i i-; ith ViNicr.AU
1'iIT THUS. No epide;
of a system thus fore
Dyspcpsin ;r i;:
ache, 1'inii in the
Tightness (f liit? Che
l-'.ruet atioi'.s of the S ;
in the Motuh. i::::;;
tatioti id' t!io Ib ::: t, !
Lungs. I'.'.ui in the :
r.eys, and a hundrod
toms, are the ollspi ;
(.me bottle 'a il! prove
:!!( C'ii!! t.
, i -
l ' !''
.v. :, it e
of its merits than a i s:
Scrofnl:!, (.1 Mi;!.;'
Swe.linirs, Uher Li;.
("mitre, Seroflilo':- !::i';:i:io
In tiies. :.s in ..'
cases, li'.i I.;. I-:: -bliuivii
most oii-til;;'.'" .1 .
'. :tV: K
tent and Intr-rmit i
the Illood. Li-.-.
these IJitler ; have 11.
are caused iy V iti.-it'.
gag.-d i;i Paints a:
l'lninhers, Typ,- i-tn
Miners, as they advai
to paraly:-. i.f t.i.;j
r.?ai:;t tlVr. tr.Lv ;t ":
S . ; 1 i ; s
K'.AR RrnKiis oi i-a ".aa.'ly.
For Skin Diseases, Eruption:-, Tot-
S.iit-Ciieina, Kio'ch; . Spi : . pin.pJcs.
j-udtiles. P,"i:.-:, Car! Li:::: worms.
Sc.ltbliea.l, Sore Eye.-. lh y-ii-s... Itch.
Scurfs. Discoloration of the Shin. Humors
and Diseases of the Skin of whatever ramie
or nature, are literally tin if .ij) :uui carried
out id the system in a short time by the use
of these Hitters.
in. Tape, ar.d
hi 1:1 the system 'i
so nuii'.V tiiousitiids.
sire ellefttiaily ile.-troyed and removed. No
svstein of incdieii.e, no vennifages, au 11:1
tlielminitics wiil fee the sy-"em I'roui worms
like these Hitter.
For Female t'viiir.Iiunts, in young
or old, married or siita'le. ::t the dr.wn of wo-
manhood, or the turn
Ilice j ome
Bitters disniav so deeit'ed an in I
improvement is soon jicrceptihle.
Cleanse the Vit iate! lilood when
ever yo:i tiiul its imparities lia-.-tin through
the skin in l'impies. Erupt ioos. or .Sons:
cleanse it wh.ea you find it obstructed and
sluggish in thevl'ins: cleanse it when it is
foul: vou.- feelings will tell you when. Keep
the blood pure, and the health of the system
11. II. Mr DONALD & CO..
Dniprists niul G. Ajrts., S:m l-'ranciscu. California,
aud cor. .if Wailiiiii;lin mill (.'harltfm Sts.. X. V.
Sold by all Oruists unci D.-alcv.
HE NEXT SESSION OF TIPS
narv ot learn na: will commenci
Thursday, Sept. 1th, l.-.
llamod -n Sicney is situated ia Prince Ed
ward County, Va., within a few hundred
yards ol Union Theo oP al Seminary, and
seven miles troni Farniville the nearest de-
j pot ol' the Atlantic, Mi-hisipi ii ( hio R. K.
! The locality of th? College is most healthy,
j and the community around distin.nuished for
intelligence and piety.
There is no Grammar or Preparatory
School connected with the CoPegc. It re
tain the curriculum and the great aiin of its
teachers is to Feeurc thoroughness i'l the
training and instruction of their pupils and
thu to prepare them for professional studies
or 'he active duties of die.
The ordinary expenses of a student exclu
sive of the cost of clothing, travelling aud
books, are from 225 to $'J.5 a year.
For Catalogue and furlh r Information ap
ply to Rev. J. M. P. ATKINSON,
Presidect Hampden Sidney College,
jy 26-tf. Prince Edward County, Va.
THE FAVOBITfc HOME REMEDY.
This imrivaUed Mtdiclne is warranted not
to contain a eintrle panicle of Mbrci ut, or
any injurious miuerat eubuauss, but ife
containing those Southern Koot and Herbs,
which an all-wise Providence has placed In
countries where Liver Diseases most prevail.
It will Cure all Disease caused lv deranste
inent of the Liver ttnd bowel.
Simmons' Liver Regulator, or Medicine,
is inonently Fami'y Medieiae ; and by be
ins kept ready lor immediate, reeon Will
many an hour of KUtlertnn n4 many dollar
in time and doctors' hilts.
Alter over Forty Tears' trial His till re
ceiving the moNt unqualifled testimoeiaia to
its virtues from persons of ibe highest, char
Kcters and lesponBibility. Eminent physi
eiane commend U as the moat
For Dyspepsia or Indigestion.
Armed with this ANTIDOTE, ail c-Hmatas
and ctaantrca of water and food may be faced
without tear. As a Remedy in MALARIOUS
FEVFRS BOWEL COMPLAINT8, RK8T
LESSN KSS. JAUNDICE. NAUSEA.
I" H S NO EQUAL.
f. is die Chrnpest, Purest and Jst Family
Abidifine in the World !
Manufactured only by
J. K. ZE1LIM & CO.,
MACON, GA., and PHILADELPHIA.
Price fl.OO. Sold by all Druggists.
Piedmont Air-Line Railway.
RICHMOND & DNV1LLE RICHMOND
& DANVILLE R. W.. N. C. DIVIS
ION, AND NORTH WEST
ERN N. C. K. W.
CONDENSED TIMS TABLE-
In effect on and after S inday. Feb. 22. 1874.
Leave Charlotte 7 00 r. u. 8 86 a.m.
' Air-Lin Jct'n, 7.28 ' 800 "
" Salisbury, 10 09 " 10 47 u
" Greensboro' 2.15 a.m. 1.16 m.
" Danville. 5.28 " 3 27 "
" ISurkville, 11.40 8.06 "
Arrive at Richmond 2 32 P. M. 11 02 "
1.48 p. x.
9 52 "
1 16 A. M.
5 03 a.
8 28 "
4 00 "
6 33 "
" Air-Line J nct'n,6 36
Arrive at Charlotte, 6 43
L've Greensboro', V 2.00 a m. dArr.12.30A m
Co. Shops, S. 3.65 " " 11.05 "
" Raleigh, O. 8 30A.M 40 "
Arr. at Goldsboro, 11.40 " pjL've S.OOp.m
S0STH WESTESS H. C. B- E.
Leave Greensboro'.... .... 4 05 A. M.
Arrive at Salem. ....560 A. M.
Leave Salem 10.00 A. M.
Arrive at Greensbora'.... 11.80 A. M.
Leave Giernsboro' 1 80 A. M.
I Arrive at swiem. a.uu a. m.
Lsave Salem 8.00 A. M.
Arrive at Greensboro' 9.46 A. M.
Passenger train leaving Raleigh at 7.40
P. M., connects at Greensboro' with lb
Northern bound train ; making the quickest
time U all Northern cities. Price of Tick
ets same as via other rontes.
Trains to and from points East of Greens
boro' connect at Greensboro' with Mail
Trains to or from points North or South.
Trains daily, both ways.
On Sundays Lynchburg Accommodation
leave Richmond at 9.42 A. M., arrive at
Burkeville 12.89 P. M., leave Burkville4.85
A. M., arrive at Richmond 7.68 A. M.
Pu!'man Palace Cars on all night trains
between Charlotte and Richmond, (without
For further information address
S. E. ALLEN,
Gen'l Ticket Agent,
Greensboro, N. C.
T. M. R. TALCOTT,
En-jineei- & Gen'l Soperirtendent.
- n 3 o
J br '"?.
" 2 rV -2 .
FOR SALE OR BINT.
TnE residence of Mrg. M E. Lewis, j
with about four acres of land. f;:iW
Tbe house contains eight rooms. On
the lot are KITCHEX, SERVANT'S HOUSE,
DAIRY, h.MOKE HOUSE, GREEN HOUSE
and STABLES, all in good repair. This
being situated In the pleasantest part of the
t-The FURNITURE will be disposed
of priv tely.
Apply to M. WEDDELL CO.
Tarboro', March 13, 1874. tt
How Some of Longfellow's Poems
were Written. t
j Mr. James T. Fields, hi his !ec
S ture on Longfellow given here the
j other evening, gave these interest
ing details concerning the poet :
j It is always interesting to know
under what circumstances a poet
has framed au immortal poem of
sonnet or song. As I happen to
know something of the origin and
birth of many of Longfellow pa 1
ems, let me divulge a few ?erets iu
regard to them. The "P.-salra oi
Lite " cauif into existence on a
bright Stminier morning in July,
1838, in Cambridge, as the poet tai
between two window at the small
table in the coiner of his chamber.
It was a voice from his inmost heart
and kept it some time in manuscript,
unwilling to part with it. It ex
pressed his own ieelings at that
time, when he was rallying from
the depression of a deep affliction,
and he hid the poem in his own
heart for many months. lie was
accused of taking the famous verse,
"Art is long and time is fleeting,"
from Bishop's poem, but I happen
to know that was not in his mind,
and that the thought came to him
with as much freshness and original
ity as if nothing had been written
before. "There is a reaper whose
name is death " crystallized at once,
without effort, in the poet's mind,
aud he wrote it rapidly down, with
tears filling his eyes as he composed
it. "The Light of the Stars " w.s
composed as the poet looked out
upon a calm and beautiful Summer
evening, exae'ly Buggestive of the
poem. The moon, a little strip ot
silver, was just setting behind
Mount Auburn, and Mars was blar
ing in the south. That fine ballad,
'The Wreck of the Hesperus,"
was written in 1839. A violent
storm had occurred the night be
fore, and as the poet sat smoking
his pipe about midnight by the fire,
the wrecked Hesperus came sailing
into his mind. lie went to bdi,
but the poem bad seized him, and he
could not Bleep. He got up and
wrote the celebrated verses. "The
clock was striking three," he said,
" when I finished the last stanza."
It did not come into his mind by
lines, but by whole stanzas, hardly
causing him an effort, but flowing
without let or hinderance,
One of the best known of all
Longfellow's shorter poems is " Ex
te sior. lhe word happened to
catch hia eye late one Autumn even
ing in 1841 on a torn piece of news
paper, and straightway his imagina
tion to.ik tire at it. Taking the
first piece of paper at hand, which
happened to be the back of a I nter
received that night from Charles
bumner, .Longtellow crowded it
with verses. As first written dowu.
" Excelsior " differs from the per
fected and published poem ; but it
shows in its original conception a
rush and glow worthy the theme
and the author. On a cummer a
r m ' a
ternoon in Low, as ne was riaing
on the beach, " The Skeleton m
Armor " rose as out ot the deep
belore him and would not b laid
The story of "Evangeline was first
suggested to Hawthorne by a friend
who wished him to found a romance
upon it. Hawthorne did not quite
coincide with the idea, and ban led
the theme to Longfellow, who saw
at once all the essential qualities of
a deep and tender idyl.
Siuce Pope, no poet has been
more quoted than Longfe'low. He
has added to the stock of Knglih
letters and speech as many
hues, couplets, and verses as ai.-j
other of a hundred years. This i.
a sure test of poetic thought and
inspiration. You must look to
Shakespeare and a few other great
ones for a larger currency of ex
pression than our American Long
fellow had. The mottoes on thou
sands of title pages are from him ;
if you go to EnglanJ, you will hear
him cited in Pai liuinent, in West
minister Hell, and in the cithedral;
every pulpit admits him, for his
thought is wide enough to embrace
all creeds anl all spiritualities in
his hallowed and responsive verse.
It is because he humanizes every
thirg he touches, that his lyre has
nothing alien to any soil. I have
heard him quoted by an American
monk with a cowl, and I have heard
him sung by a band of humble
worshipers in a camp meeting among
the hills of New Hampshire. No
heart but can receive him and find
consolation in his melod'es, and
this is one reason why he is one of
the most popular of all poets writ
ing English. Some one seeing a
copy of one of his books lying in a
low drinking saloon ha3 said, "This
is indeed true fame." The poorest
cottager, if he have any books at
all, must be sure to have something
that Longfrllow wrote. Being o tr
taktn in the country by night, I
found lodging in a humble house.
J was shown to a little room next
the roof, and there the only book
beside tbe Bible was his " Voices
of the Nicht ." and I was forced to
repeat, " This is indeed true fame.
Pan on the Plains. The Annoyed I ditcr.
As we near Salina, Kansas says i There is a feature in the newspa
Perkins, Conductor Cheney comes Pcr editor's career, says the Dan
along to collect the fare. Touch ' Dury -AVm', which the pencil can
ing a long haired gentleman on the 1 hardly do justice. It is when, as
back he lo-As down and says : : toe hur of nom in about to strike,
"Ticket!" a stranger appears in the sanctum,
" Harit got nor.e," says the aa(l making his name known, is in
passenger, holding his gun with one j vited to sit down, it is a country
hand and scowlinir out from under ! office, remember. The country ed
his black skuch hat.
41 But you mint pay your fare,
girl" expostulated the conductor.
"Now jes look a-here, stranger !
mebby youV a doin your duty, but
I haint never yaid yet goin' through
this country, and
Just then a slouch j, o'd frontiers
man -who had been compelled to pay
his fare m a rear car, stopped up
in front of the mulish passenger,
and, pointing a six-shooter at him,
" See here, Long Bill, you jes
pay yer fare I've paid mine, and
they d"on't anybody ride on this
train free, it 1 don t.
" All right, you'v' got the drop
on me, oiu boy. so but up yersnooter
an' I'll settle," said the passenger,
i a n i
going into ins poekets lor tne
" Do the-e incidents often hap
pen ?" I asked the conductor a
little while afterwards.
" Weil, f, but not bo often as
they used "o m '68 and '70. The
iUy, continued the conductor, j
"some threecard-monte men came
on the train and swindled a drover
out of $150. The poor man seemed
to take it to heait. He said his
cnttle got so cheap during the
Eastern 'bust' that he had to just
'pevl 'em' and sell their hidefe in
Kansas City and this was all the
money he had. A half dozen
miners from D nver overheard the
talk, and coming up, they 'drew a
bead' on the monte men and told
'cr. to pay that money back.
'Just you count that money
back, conductor,' they said, 'and
after J had done it,' continued the
conductor, 'one of the bead miners
"Now, conductor, you jes stop
the tram, an' we'll hang these three
card fellows to the telegraph pole.'
" But the monte men flew out the
door too quick for 'em."
To illustrate the value of human
life in this country, Mr. Locke, the
manager of the Kansas City Opera
House, tells me this story :
Two years ago the James broth
ers, the same two desperadoes who
sacked the express car, and "went
throuph" the passengers on the
Chicago, Hock Island, and Pacific
at Gad's hill, stole the money-box
at the Kansas State Fair.
They rode into Kansas City on
horse-back, and when the cashier
was walking to the bank with the
receipts of the day, about 2,000,
they pointed their pistols at his
bead, seized the box, aud galloped
off. This done in broad daylight,
in the midst of a great crowd.
Well, sometime afterwards one of
the Kansas City reporters wrote an
article about these highwaymen,
saying some kind things. He
called them brae, and said they
had done fie most daring deed in
the highwaymen's record. A few
flights afterwards the James broth
ers rode into Kansas City, went to
the newspaper ofli.'e, and calling
the reporter out, presented him a
handsome watch and chain. They
said the article in question touched
i hem in a tender spot, and they
desired to show their gratitude.
But I don't feel at liberty to
take this watch," said the reporter.
"But do it to gratify us. We
didn't steal this watch; we bought
and paid for it with our own money,"
continued the desperadoes.
"No; vou must excuse me," con-
tinueu me leponei.
nci., icru, a juu vufc
tuis watch, replied the .James
brothers, regretfully, "perhaps you
can name some man around here
you want killed !"
Memory of Faces.
When a man has the painter's
faculty of recoMecting faces, and
with"it a quick and retentive memory
of small facts, the combination
gives him great social power. This
was Macaulay's case. He never
forgot the face of a man whom he
had met in society, and with the
face he remembered all the salieut
facts connected with tre owner of
it. Few things are more flattering
to an ordinary mortal than being
thoroughly remembered by a great
lion with whom he had perhaps had
a brief interview several years be
fore. I doubt if this faculty exists
to any great extent among our
public men; indeed, I have often
been surprised at the absence of it.
A Russian baron of the true divine-
right school once maintained to me
that this was an effect of republican
institutions, or, what came to the
same thin", that the opposite was
the result of monarchical institu-
tions. He said that king and
painces were obliged to see a great
many persons, wherefore Provid
dence had conferred on thern arious
means of being gracious to those
persons, of which prompt recogni
tion was one. Qalary.
; itor in common with all members j market in refrieerated cars ; butter
; of his profession is addicted to a ' and chep?e be Ina,le in i:lCtor.
jhollowness ot stomach about this i ieP? an(1 one a t wiU do a the
b1ou';- ,ooks nervously from the buvi ail(l lVm As the woo,en
clock to the stranger, who having j aR'd coron factorreJl have supe.ced
idroppeu a few interesting hints ; ed the nPCC88itv for hom, weavin
laoout me weutuer, nas settiea back ;
view-traakinff a pleasant !
and mutually advautajieoas call.
won't do to
badly. It !
go without taking the :
. i . i
iiir, .t ii r ni l -J nu r.mi.in. ,
along, anu as he remem
bers tnat the children were unusual
6. --"o, -..v.-.,
ly cross iu the morning and that a
contemplated set of new crockery
is not vet ordered, and cannot re
member of anything special having
been ordered for dinner, he sei s
quite plainly that it won't do to
take him home with him. His an
swers are necessarily brief and wan
dering. He looks at the clock,
then at the stranger, but fiuding
him still settled, he falls to shaking
the papers on the desk, becomes
pretercaturally engrossed in the
study of the back of an envelope
; su Jdenly recally himself seeks the
cock again, aud involuntarily
I hope I ain't bothering you
any V says the stranger, crossing
' O, no," gasps the publisher.
' Pretty busy all the time, I sup
pose?' says the stranger, taking
out his tooth pick, and snapping it
across hi thumb.
' Well no'h not very,' he re
plies, with a ghastly attempt at a
Another silnce follows. The
stranger picks his teeth, the clock
ticks ominously, the papers on the
desk rattle spasmodically, and the
editor twitches as if he was sitting
on a base-burner. It is half past
twelve, and visions of several clam.
orous children, and a waiting and
impatient woman, and a cooling
dinner, makes the resemblance ot
the chair to a base-burner appear
most striking. The unhappy and
ravenously hungry man becomes
desperate, and that nervous that he
feels like crawling up through his
own scalp and jumping off. He
makes a hasty effort to smooth his
face into a glow of hospitality, and
turning it upon the vis. tor, he says :
' I am about to go to dinner, and
would like to have your company,
if you can put up with '
And here the visitor hastily
strikes in 'Much obliged, I'm
sure, but I have an engagement to
dine at one o'clock, and only drop,
ped in to pass away the time.'
The hungry editor goes to his
dinner- he doesn't skip along, but
he walks with a thoughtful tread,
as if he was trying to devise some
extraordinary remedy for some ex-
A Dashing Flirt. The dash
ing flirt does very heavy execution.
She dances, rides, and talks with so
keen an ei joyment in each that it
imparts itself to others; her interest
never flags, her tongue exemplifies
parpetual motion, and her overflow-
ing animal spirits are as
ting as a
sea-bretze. She is ex
ceedingly iraperiwus and houghty,
and rules everybody connected with
her, from her mamma to her maid,
an l from Captain Jones, whom sae
delights to honor, to little Johnny
Wiikins. who tern's about her and
devotedly performs her beheots for
weeks ana weeus without receiving
a kind word. But then, when she
aoeg condescend, tier Kindness is so
j Qeiigntiui mat an ner retanieis,
from mamma and Aunt Jjticy and
Captun Jones down, bask joyfully
in the "sun of sweet content."
Loyal Johnny Wiikins fidelity and
dett execution ot sundry command
are rewarded by a charming little
speech of recognition, and he is
most grateful end happy. She is a
person of great determination, does
as she likes best ana possesses an j
insight into characters and motives
which enables her "to play
them, seems to know their stops
and sounds them from their lowest
to the top of their compass," and
is gentle or stern, coaxing or
buUying, affecting or cold as her
quick discrimination suggest.
That is the bravest amb'tnn
which is vigorous enough to over
leap the little life here. The high-,
est aspiration seek not fame.
Whatever we can do of good in
this world, with our faculties or
our affections, rises to God as hu
manity s going ot praise. Amid
j the million tongues ever joining to
j swell the holy music of that song,
j are those which sound loudest and
i grandest here, the tones which
travel sweete'st and purest up to the
S eternal throne, which mingle in the
most pertect harmony with the
anthem choir ! May not the most
obscure life be dignified by a laflt'
ing aspiration, and dedicated to a
noble aim ? Wilkie Colling.
Co operative Convicts.
Some of the leading writers. Loth
at home and over s a. think thev
, perceive that the fanning of the
future will be largely co-opera tivi .
A company will own many thou
j sand acres ; steam-engines will do
;a large portion of the heavy work ;
i the cattle raised will be butchered
on the farm nnd spnr rlirppflu tn
of dot,, eo this la f svste,n
TO,n i.. .i, . n r. .i
ipei.plf will live in towns and cities.
nil. lit, BU1AII laillin. .lllli
Xliis plan looks well enough at first
vi b t caencal farmer
. i . , . ..
knows in it it would tai at riresent
at least, for want of faithful and
skillful labor, since all such labor
is working for itself, and it will be
generally agreed that a man who is
without sufficient energy to get
land himse'f and to put it in a
fine state of cultivation is wholly
unfitted to work in a co-operative
capacity, where many opportunities
for shirking pre presenttd, and
which will certainly be improvtd.
j What might be done in this way
i is for the State to establish large
farms to be tilled by criminals aud
j vagrants, it is undoubtedly true
i that there are enough of the idle,
j half criminal class in our country,
living in cities and villiages, and
ready to prey -apou property, to
rai.se bread sudcient to support all
the sick, infirm, and unfortunate in
the land, and thus remove from
honest labor a heavy burden. We
are not yet civilized enough, nor
courageous enough to strike at this
grand nursery of criminals certain
ly ought to be put upon farms and
be made to love work, and to be
come so efficient as agricultural
labors that, at the expiration of
their term, they will be so self
reliant and helpful that they can
find work in almost any place, and
they will have no inducement to
return to vicious courses. The
Irish system established at Luk,
near Dublin, is so successful that
when a convict's time expires he is
in immediate request by some
neighboring farmer. The State
tits ample labor at command in its
criminals to bring into cultivation
many thousand acres of land,
which by the opening of swamps
tarnishing tillage, would present
models to farmers everywhere ; and
which by the humanizing influence
of the occupation would be ia3tru
mental in developing the moral
sentiments, and prepare the way
for not only making vagrants self-
supporting but even useful to the
A Story of Fifth Avenue.
A lady on Fifth avenue had got
into trouble. She had purchased
thousand dollar dresses and thou
sand dollar furs and thousand dot
lar things generally, till her bill
footed uo to a sum total that was
i frightful. Her husband bad lost
heavily in stocks. She dared not
j ask him for the money ; and what
was she to do : She had diamonds
to the value of $15,000. She took
these rings and bracelets and things
hied her to a jeweller s, who res t
them with imitation stones thai
looked just as well as the genuine.
and on the genuine st nes she
raised the money to relieve her
In the meantime the husband
had lo3t money at gambling and
had " debts of honor which must
be paid." Slow was he to get it ?
His wife's diamonds ? Capital idea !
One inorninc ho slipped them in
p0i;ket and went to a jeweller s
tt n.,n vnu stones nut of
jeweis !ind replace them with imita-
What would these be worth, or,
j rather, what would you advance
up0n them," said he, pulling out
the SDark ers
The ieweller looked ;it them and
" About 150 ! '
'$150! Why they cost 15,-
" The originals doubtless d d.
; We have the originals in our safe.
We tock them out two weeks ago
ami put in these paste ones.
The gentleman gave a prolonged
whistle, and put them in his pocket
and walked out.
There was doubtless a scene at
; his house. Doubtless he deinand
' ed why Madam, his wife, had p iwn
; ed her iewels, and doubtless she
wanted to know how he came to
know it. How it was settled never
will be known.
A Bad Place. Bayard Taylor
says Europe is a bad place for an
American to learn foreign lan
guages in. The gui ?es, porters,
other folks have discovered that the
English tongue is in the mouth of
the Yankee pocket and assail the
American traveler in bis own lan
guage, charging him double prices
for everything on account of this
little linguis ic luxury. The cheap
est and most comfortable side of
Europe for American visitor is the
A man w!
Imbi f !! !::!,
Pi'd'sC t !!' (!'i :,
very lin !. wi w hat
hers ") w h it i f
the animal (t;i'
the hip :tgai! t tin
a doonvay i- .-mm t
ruin a valuable h:
that blow becohi. s :
i .aliia ut
corti'f ' f
i.hVi. n: in
Jo. i when
! times re-
bemuse l.t has t
a noi se wimse nips v 1 1 1
after s.riking two or t
pastiiio; through ;, i ;.
Another tlaii"eroit? r,r
i.tvir heal i!
iv- tim. p in
I ! I V ! V.
. :icp i.- the
lOrsi si (ot i
he has t.
(looiybyjhe shies ";f kadsi
g:ii , etc. - S.'g!:r Ii
hip will sometime :
that the person lend-
u g loses contro
escapes upon a
over .hint, :i;:d he
jump.. I--.lining lii
rs .-is In' proiTi ,1.,
f sKiii tniii hair a
: lias .to? t brou jh.
ps and should
leaviriy natcios of
evidence that he
Many a valuable
my a va!
ruined in this way.
liable on'1 can he
h i in
A Plan for Electing Pre?
ine senate commute..
leges and Jik-ctions will soon make
a unanimous report in favor of :
Constitutional amendment chang
ing the method of electing PiWi-
lent and Vice-President" of tin-
United States. The plan lccom
mended will be substantially that
proposed by Senator Morton. It
proposes to divide each State into
listricts corresponding to, or of a
similar character with, the present
Congressional Districts. Each one
of ihese districts, is to have tiro-
vote for President, the result of
which shall be certified to the Sec
retary of State by the proper dec
lion oh'icers. In addition to this
each state is to he ui owed two
votes, which shall bo counted either
for the candidate having a majoiity
of the votes cast in the State, or
for him who curries a majority of
the districts. Another feature of
the proposed legislation is a pro
vision for a tribunal to adjudicate
all questions arising out of an elec
tion for the office of President and
ent indication of
on this people amendment. 11
there is any division in the Senate
when the question comes np, it will
be upon the manner of accomplish
ing the object sought, and not
upon the necessity of the reform
The Popular Science Monthly
gives this warning on the imp.ctant
ma'ter of using sedatives for little
ones : " One of the great dangers
attending the use of the various
sedatives employed in the nursery
is, th it they tend to prdouee the
opium habit. These quick medi
cines owe their soothing and quiet
ing effects to the action of opium,
and the infant is by them given a
morbid appetite for narcotic Stimu
lants. The offering for sale of such
nostrums should be prohibited, as
tending to the physical and moral
deterioration of the race. 7n India
moihors give to their infants sugar
pills containing opium, and the
result is a languid, sensual race of
hopeless debauchees. In the
United States the poisonous dose h
administered under another name,
but tbe consequences wi 1 probably
be the same."
"JrLTUs i vou better dis morn-
No ! I was better
but I got over it."
"Am der no hopes, den, e,b your
" Discovery of what ?"
" Your discovery from the con
valescence which fotched you on
" Dat 'pends, Mr. Snow, al
toged ler on de prog o tions which
amplify the disease; s'noul 1 tiuy
tertninatc fatally, the doctor thinks
Julius is a gone nigger; should d.y
not terminate fatally, he hopes dis
colored individual die anodcr time.
I said before, it all 'puds on th'
progr ostics, and till desc come to u.
head it is hard telling weddcr the
discontinue dis time
CUP.Iol'ri. If a tallow carid!" re
placed in a gun and shot at a d .or
it will go through without su -Training
any injury ; and if a musket
ball be fired into water it will iml
only rebound, but be flatten d a- if
fired against a substance. A mus
ket ball may be fired through a pane
of glass, m iking a hole tie- siz- of
the ball, without cracking the glass;
if the glass be suspended by it
thread it will make no d !T-re::ee,
arid the thread will not even vibrate.
In the arctic regions, when the
thermometer is below zero, pe" ns
can converse more than :t unie di--tant.
Dr. Junieson assti:- that he
beard every word of ;t sermon at a
distance of two miles. A m-uher
has been distinctly heard talking to
her child, on a still day, across a
water a mile wide.