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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 N. C, FRIDAY, JULY 10, 1874.
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M .won J oli a Norfleet.
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lu Williamston a large and lirst class
Liverv, Sale and Exchange
tit which he is prepared to board horses by
the day, week or month. Having a good
tuock of horses always on hand, he w ill sell
or exchange on reasonable terms. He will
ulso send passengers about the country at
moderate rates. Drovers will always find at
his Stables ample Accommodations.
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Feb. 13, 1S74. tf.
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CONDENSED TIME TABLE-
Iti effect on and after Sunday, June 14, 1871.
stations. Mail. Express.
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! Air-Line Jcfn. 7.115 " 8.5G "
Salisbury, ' 0.52 " 10.54 "
" Greensboro' 2.15 a.m. 1.15 p.m.
Danville. 5.13 " 3.3G "
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Trains daily, both ways.
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A. M., arrive at Richmond 7.58 A. XI.
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THE residence of XIrs. XL E. Lewis,
with about four acres of land.
The house contains eiarht rooms. On
the lot are KITCHEN, SERVANT'S HOUSE,
DAIRY, SXIOKE HOUSE, GREEN HOUSE
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Taiboro', March 13, 1874. tf.
FRIDAY, : : : : JULY 10, 1874
ALICE GREYS9X S PERIL.
A Story of the American Revolution.
UV HORATIO ALGER, JR.
'it is useless to urge your suit,
L;eutenant Mortimer,' said Alice
'And why useless?' asked the
vounr officer, fixing his ;aze earn
estly upon the face of his fair com
4 If there were no other reason,'
said Alice, ' this one is sufficient.
You are an English officer, and
have taken up arms against ray
4 I am an English officer, it is
true, but I am no more tho enemy
of America, than is the physician
the enemy of his patient when he
applies the lancet tor his good.'
4 Your words are not even speci
ous, Lieut. Mortimer. America is
nu patient, and the physician may
wait till she summons him to her
4Z am sorry you sympathize with
the ragged rebels. Miss Greyson.
Why, 1 am told, the army under
Washington aro most of them bare
footed, and look as if they had juU
come out of a rag-bag. I fancy
your fastidious taste would hardly
sustain the sight of such a motly
4 You may ridicule them, if you
like, Mr. Mortimer,' said the young
4 As for me, I am ready to ac
knowledge that i" honor them for
the sacrifices they have made for
their country. Do you think they
go in rags, or shoeless, from choice ?
No ; they have given up the com
forts of home, and bear without
murmuring the privations of camp
life, on account of their devotion to
the holy cause of liberty. O, I wish
I were a man !'
4 And if you were, Miss Grey
son !' said Lieut. Mortimer, as lie
gazed admiringly at the flushed face
of the beautiful girl, unconsciously
more beautiful for the enthusiasm
that glowed in her eyes, and lighted
up her speaking countenance.
4 And if you were, what would you
4 "What would 1 do ? I would join
these same raegod soldiers, of whom
you speak so contemptuously, Lieut.
Mortimer, she answered proudly.
4 Then am glad you are not a
4 On that point we do not agree.'
4 But my main reason I have not
mentioned. If you were a man,
you would not have the same attrac
tion in my eyes.'
4 Y'ou had better forget all that.'
4 On my soul ! I cannot do it.
Surely you will give mc a little
hope ? You will not be so cruel as
to refuse that ?'
4 1 do not willingly give pain,
but never answer your suit other
wise than I have tosday.'
4 1 cannot take no for an answer.
I am willing to wait.'
4 And what do you expect from
waiting ?' asked the young lady,
4 1 expect that the rebel horde
I beg pardon I mean the band of
mistaken patriots will discern their
folly, and lay down their arms in
loyal submission to King George.
Then your feelings will change to
wards those whose duty requires
them to assist in suppressing the
insurrection, and you will feel dis
posed to view my petition more fa
vorably.' 4 Do not flatter yourself that such
will be the case,' said Alice. 4 It
will never be. Nor will you find
this insurrection, as you call it, so
4 On this point, fair lady, suffer
me to disagree with you at present,'
and the young officer raised his hat.
4 1 regret that duty compels me to
forego the pleasant privilege of re
maining with you longer. Adieu,
or rather au re voir.'
As ho mounted his horse and rode
away, Alice gravely inclined her
head, hue did not answer his fare
well. In truth she was angry with
him for having spoken so contemp
tuously of the brave men with whom
she sympathized most heartily, and
perhaps not the less because there
was a certain young soldier m
Washington's army, for whom she
cherished an affection which more
than anything else thretened dis
appointment to the hope of the
young English officer.
Her eyes were bent throughtfully
upon the ground after his depar
ture, and accidentally her glance
rested on a fluttering white paper,
which appeared to contain writing
of some kind. She walked forward,
and picking it up read as follows :
4 Lieutenant Mortimer : I
am willing to assist you in capturs
ing the fair rebel, who, it appears,
has charmed your fancy, When
she is a prisoner, she will probably
be less obdurate in her refusal of
The eyes of Alico Greysoa flash
ed with - indignation aa she read
thij note. She knew that the
John Templeton, who had written
this letter was a Uritish Colonel,
in command of a detachment station
ed near, and she understood the
plot had been contrived by L:eut.
4 So he expects to gain me by
such means,' she said to herself,
indignantly. 'Tt is infamous ! But
how,' she thought, 'shall I guard
agtiitist the danger? My father,
and old .Jacob too decrept to
resist a detachment of soldiers. He
would probably bo frightened out
of his senses. I wish I knew what
their plans are.'
As she epoko she turned . tho pa
per, and saw some lines written on
the other side
These she eagerly
found them to
be as follows :
4 1'. S. i can let you have a dozen
men on Thursday evening for your
expedition, unless the young lady
should previously smiie upon your
4 Thursday evening,' repeated
Alice; 'fosday is Tuesday. That
gives me some time for preparation.
1 wish James would call this even
ing. 1-could then consult with
James Simpson, a captain in the
American army, was the one to
whom Alice had plighted her troth,
lie was in camp two miles away,
and she knew no other way of reach
ing him, except bv riding over to
O ' km O
the American camp herself. But
this would be attended with danger.
As she was deliberating, a young
man in the dress of a British officer
rode up to the gate. She was at
first startled, but looking closer
discerned that it was the young
man for whose presence she was so
anxious. But how came he in the
dress of a British officer? Could
he have deserted the cause of his
The vouno- man read her
thoughts, and smiled.
'Ltave you no welcome for me,
Alice ?' he asked.
4 Surely, James, you have not
joined the king's troops ?'
' I hope you do not suspect that.'
4 Then, what means this uniform?'
4 it is assumed from prudence.
The roads are beset by the enemy's
forces, and it is to pass in safety,
and conceal try vvu character that
I have fr the time being assumed
' I am so glad to see you, James.'
4 Come, that is pleasant, Alice.
Sol am welcome,' and the young
man gazed fondly on her.
' Always welcome, James, lou
have just come in time to advise
me in a matter ol importance.
' Then I am very glad I am here.
Tell me what it is.'
Alice did not hesitate, but at
once explained in what manner
Lieut. Mortimer had pressed his
suit, and how she had accidently
become possessed of the paper
which revealed the plot he had
formed against her.
Capt. Simpson listened in stern
44The infamous coward!' he ex
claimed, 'to hatch such a plot against
a defenceless woman ! But he will
not find you defenceless. But you
are sure ou have no interest in him,
There was a shado of anxiety in
his tone, as he asked this question.
She met his gaze frankly.
' Surely you are not jealous of
him, James.' she said.
Forgive me, Alice,' he said, 'but
I love you so dearly, that I tremble
continually lest my treasure should
be snatched from me.'
4 You need not fear this man,
James nor anv one else,' shs add
ed. Half an hour afterwards Captain
Simpson rode away from the gate,
having reassured the mind of Alice,
and decided on a plan tor her pro
tection against the danger which
As he rode along, he suddenly
fell in with an older officer, clothed
likewise in the uniform of the Brit
4 Halt, comrade !' he called out,
c whither are you bound ?'
On a secret mission for the gen
eral,' said Simpson, promptly.
' YY hat is your
name una regi-
ment asked the nrst.
4 Nay, I have equal right to put
the question to you.'
4 1 have no objection to answer
ing. I am Captain Habersham, of
the 10th llegiment.
And I am Lieutenant Fairfax,
of the 12th,' said Simpson, at ran
dom. Luckily for him, there was a
Lieut. Fairfax in the 12th or 13th
llegiment. Capt. Habersham did
not remember which, and not know-
ing his personal appearance, he
ludged that this might be the one
So his suspicions were at once al
layed, and he said, 44 Well, Lieu
tenant, I wish you success.'
Thank you, captain, said Simp
son, and touching his hat, he rode
On Thursday evening- Alice
Greyson sat very nervous, in one of
the front rooms of her lather s
house, awaiting the approach of the
British soldiers. By her side sat
4 Are you afraid, Alice ?' he ask
ed. ' I wish it was over,' she said.
' You do not fear that will not
piotect ycu ?'
4 No, James, but scenes like these
are terrible to a woman's heart.'
4 WTe will capture tho whole, un
less there are more than twelve,'
said her lover. 4 It will be some
thing of a surprise for them, I am
4 They are coming, Janies,' said
Alice, suddenly, for she had been
looking from the window. ;
4 Then I must place myself in
concealment. , Keep up .your cour
age, Alice.' ,.ij f,.-r(.; ..?
lie withdrew into the next room,
which was at the rear of the house,
and from which he could give or
ders to his men, whom he had post
ed behind, but so that they would
be concealed from the view of those
who were advancing up the road.
Three minmtes later Lieut. Mor
timer rede up to the front gate,
and, dismounting, walked up the
path, and entered the house without
4 Lieutenant Mortimer !' said
Alice, rising to her feet.
4 Yes, Alice, it is I.
4 And what is your errand ?' she
4 Can you ask ?' he said. ' I have
come for you, Alice.'
4 i don't understand you,' she
said quietly,' though her heart beat
4 Then I must explain. When I
was here last you would not listen
to my suit.'
4 You are right.'
I cannot give you up. You must
pardon the method to which I have
resorted but I shall carry you away
with me to night, and trust to de
voted attention to soften your ob
4 Surely you do not mean this !'
4 Surely I do, I may as well
say that resistance is useless, as 1
have a detachment of twelve men
lie was advancing towards her
when a stern voice exclaimed :'
4 Stop there !'
Turning in surprise, he met, face
to face, James Simpson, clothed
now in the American uniform, look
ing sternly at him.
' Lieutenant Mortimer, surren
der yourself my prisoner.
The English officer laughed.
4 1 echo your demand,' he said,
4 and I have men outside who will
enforce it. Y"icld or meet a worse
Just then a loud hubbub was
heard outside, and both looking
out from the window s iw the Eng
lish squad iu full retreat before
double the number of Federal troops,
ten of the latter, however, remain
ing to sustain their leader.,
1 What do you say to that ?' he
4 1 am trapped !' said Mortimer,
sullenly. ' I must surrender.'
4 It will be best, said Simpson,
coolly. 4 Allow me however, to
restore you a letter which you
dropped on Monday.'
The young officer's countenance
reddened with mortificatioa, when
he recognized the letter.
Little more remains to be told.
Lieut. Mortimer was finally ex
changed, and, tired of the service,
sold out his commission, and went
home. Captain Simpson (a colonel
at the close of the war) married
Alice, and both lived for many
years happy in their mutual affec
How did people get in the habit
of shaking hands ? The answer is
not far to seek. In early and
barbarous time, when every savage
or semisavage was his own law-giver,
judge, soldier and policeman, and
had to watch over his own satety,
in default of all other protection,
two friends and acquaintance, or
two strangers desiring to be friends
end acquaintances, when they
chanced to meet, offered each to the
other the right hand, the hand,
alike of defense and offense, the
hand that wields the sword, the
dagger, the club, the tomahawk, or
other weapon of war. Each did
this to show that the liand was
empty and neither war nor treach
ery was intended. A man cannot
well stab another while he in the act
of shaking hands with him unless he
is a double-dyed traitor and villain
and strives to aim a cowardly blow
with the left while giving the right
hand and pretending to be on good
terms with his victim.
Tbe custom of hand shaking pre
vails more or less among all civilized
nations, and is the tacit avowal of
friendship and good will, just as a
kiss 13 ofja warmer passion. Ladies,
as every one must have remarked,
seldom or never shake hands with
the cordiality of gentlemen, unless
it be with each other. The reason
is obvious. They cannot be expec
ted to show to persons of the other
sex a warmth of greeting which
might be misinterpreted, unless such
persons are very closely related to
them by family or affection, in which
case hand shaking is not needed,
and the lips do more agreeable duty.
Saving at the Spigot.
The nation is expected to lok on
and admire, while I he new Scuretart
of the Tie isury tiu'i!,s out abuut f..nr
hundred i f the superfluous clerks in
his establishment. The War De
partment and the printing bureau
are also to be purged of a propor
tion of their useless hands. The
men discharged from
service are to receive a salve
months' extra pay a f:ct tint
doc3 not co ii'? aider "the head Of
economy, though it may be that the
poor fellows so suddenly thru.-t upon
a eld world should .have something
extra to keep them a" little while
from starving. The nation would
exult more heirtily over this ittle
sign of retrenchment if
could be reasonably entertained
that four hundred-men will not be
quietly slipped back into the
Treasury and others into the other
branches, before lung. When
clerks are discharged from the ser
vice at Washington we always heur
of it, and are invariably told that
lis is a. nnir
of the great retrench-
ment scheme of the administration.
But we never hear of the clerks
reappointed a few months after, or
the new clerks put on. This sort
of news is never obligingly furnish
ed from headquarters to pass the
rounds of the press and undergo
editorial comment. Curiously, too,
this zeal for retrenchment prevails
only at Washington, the centre of
observation, and not in the custom
houses and other Federal offices
scattered over tho land. Dismiss
ing five or six hundred clerks out
of the many thousands politically
appointed to sinecures is not such a
retrenching as will satisfy real
economists, particularly when it is
perfectly certain that an equal
number, and more, will have places
made for them as soon as the fall
campaigns Jiegin. 2f. Y. Jour Com.
The Beauties of Reconstruction.
We copy from a Charleston jour
nal one of the most paiuful stories
we have read since the war. la a
single county in South Carolina
there had been a public sale of
property which had not paid its
taxes. Within five days twenty.,
nine hundred pieces of real estate
had been thus sold. In other words,
tho ownors of twcnty-nlno hundred
farms and homesteads are so poor
that they cannot pay their taxes,
to submit to confiscation. Surely
there must be a cause for this a
cause, the existence of which is a
sin and a shame. We say nothing
of the scenes of devastation inflic
ted upon the Carolinas by Sher
man's army ; upon the fact that the
armv was virtually permitted to
pillage the State which generated
secession and was the home and
grave of Calhoun. Let history
pass upon that as it may : we pass
it as one of those dark memories
which we would gladly forget.
But here is a case for which no war
necessity can be pleaded. South
Carolina has been governed so
wantonly, with such a total disre
gard of public rights and private
ecurity, that she sinks into mam
tion, that liberty, comfort and the
pursuit of happiness seem to he im
possible. The single incident thus
recorded illuminates the whole
Southern situation and dishonors
the administration of General Grant
When he accepted the Presidency
his yearning was tor peace. Bit
can there be peace with a govern
ment which amounts to confiscation.
New YorJc Herald.
A Cool Fisherman.
4 I met the other day,' writes a
breign sportsman, 'with an English
man who travels some hundreds of
miles every year to indulge in his
tavonte sport ot trout fishing. 1
believe that provided his favorite
stream was undisturbed, thi
enthusiastic fisherman would be but
little concerned if the whole world
were submerged in a second deluge,
as may be judged by the following
anecdote ; One day he wa3 explor
ing the banks of his favorite stream,
accompanied by the landlord of the
inn at which he was stopping. The
latter happening to come too close
just at the moment when his guest
was throwing his fly, the hook
caught the poor wretch's eyelid,
msing him intense pain. The
sportsman coolly took out the hook,
readjusted tho fly, and, as the inn
keeper continued howling at the
top of his voice, ' You can,' said he,
in a whisper, 4put your eye down
in vour bill; but 1 11 trouble you to
stop that noise, so as to frighten my
fish." . .
Love and Bread and Water.
A writer in the Indianapolis Herald
tells the following story : 44 A youth
I will call George was engaged .to
be married,. but was financially un
able to call in the minister. IIi3
affianced wanted the affair brought
to a finale, but George kept putting
her off with promises, saying he was
not able to marry, etc. Finally
she said, " Deah Guage, I am will
ing to marry you, if we have to live
on bread and water." 44 Well,
well," cried 44 Gauge " in despera
tion, 44 you furnish the bread, and
-I'll try and : skirmish around and
hunt up enough water.
The Baltic went across in. eight
days, md here's an extract fo;n a
letter of one cf her visseiigci; :
44 Mrs. Sat'toris i. ever left her
staterooiu but .once t n 1 he passage.
She came on deck for a few minutes
one morning, in a blue wrapper and
white shawl, but before it was well
known sht? wis out she l ad disap
p.ared again. Mr. Sartm-is did not
share this seclusion, but was around
most all the time. He said his wife
va-t 'n-.t seasick, but home-pick.'
Boor Nellie ! for till de!l youths who
part their in the middle (and it's
your dull youth who always does
that), Mr. Algernon Fiederiek aud
the rest of it Sartoris is the dullest.
ic we wailed our turn at
the dock iu Liverpool, he, with same
others, went ashore and got mutton
pies ; so that the first really good
view ol -Seuie Grsutt wit hud after
she came aboard was st;: nding rest
ing on her husband'- f.it arm, her
eyes full of trusting alTectiou, her
heart full of confiding Ijvv, and her
mouth full of Liverpool mutton
I'm blessed if tho scene isn't
Democratic, whatever the political
creed of the pair maybe, and heroic
also. The woman who will boldlv
face ;i critical boat's crew with a pie
in her hand cares out little lor gen
eral effect, but the woman who will,
publicly or privately, bolt a Liver
pool dock mutton pie, hats a soul
and a stomach removed from fear,
as well as an appetite fit for Chinese
strategy or Fiji Island spoils.
A writer says : " The boy or girl
wdio can give the name of every
river and the height of every moun
tain in Asia, the age of every
reiging sovereign in Europe, the
date of cvciy battle in America,
can hardly be as well off for all this
burdensome knowledge as one who
knows the elements of human plnrSM
iology and anatomy, who is taught
more of the knowledge useful in
after life, and can tell how to help
himself or another in case of accident
or emergency. The boy who is to
go into active life and the girl who
13 to become head of a household.
will have little occasion and oppor
tunity to use the greater part of
the 4 crammed ' lessons so indus triously
accumulated during their
school years. A fair knowledge of
the rules that are at the bottom of
all healthful Activity, a general ac
quaintance with anatomy and a
well-grounded taste for natural
sciences,will all grow into and be
come part of their daily lives, and
such things aro far less likely to
make pretentions men or women
than that kind of smattering 4 me
morized ' facts and dates and
4 words,' which i3 too often the pen
alty of superficial study."
A gentleman had five daughters,
all of whom he brought up to somo
respectable occupation in life. The
first married a man by tho name of
Poor, the second a Mr. Little; the
third a M. Short; the forth a Mr.
Brown, and the fifth a Mr. Hogg.
At tho wedding ceremony of the
latter, her sister and their husbands
were present. After tho ceremonies
of the wedding, the old gentleman
said to his guests : 4I have taken
great pains to educate my daughters
so that they act well their part in
life, and from their advantages and
improvements, I had fondly hoped
they would do honor to the family,
and now find that all my pains,
care and education has amounted to
nothing more than a Pooit Little,
Short, Brown, Hogg.
Stop Us. A man in a Western
town had a pet calf, which he wa3
training up injthe ways of an ox.
The calf walked arountl very peace
ably under one end of the yoke,
while the man held up tho other
end. But in an unfortunate mo
ment the man conceived the idea of
putting his own neck in the yoke, to
let tho calf see how it would seem
to work with a partner ; this fright
ened the calf, and elevating tail and
his voice, he struck a 44 dead run "
for the village, and the man went
along with his head down and his
plug hat in hi3 hand, straining every
nerve to keep up, and crying out at
the top of his voice, ' 44 Hear we
come I Head us somebody
Not Generally Known. Mar
tin Van Burcn is the only man who
held tho offices of President Vice
President, Miiister to England,
Governor of his own State and
member of both Hou3C3 in Congress.
Thomas II. Benton was the only
man who held a seat in the United
States Senate for thirty consecutive
The only instance cf father and
son in the United States Senate, at
ti e samctime is that of Hon. Henry
Dodge. Senator from Wisconsin,
and his son Augustus C. Dodge,
Senator fram Iowa.
General James Shields is the only
man who ever represented two
States in the United States Senate.
At one time he was Senator from
Illinois and subsequently Senator
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