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"ALL POWERS, NOT HEREIN DELEGATED, REMAIN WITH THE PEOPLE. "-Constitution of N. G.
OLD SERIES, VOL. 50. )
NEW SERIES, VOL. 1. $
TARB()R() N. C, FRIDAY, JULY 17, 1874.
y, a u .loiin NorHt'ct.
i jmmisovesis Ilenj. X.irtleet. .1. .f). Il ('..I.!., II.
. i'ii-;-ry :unl i 'Oiu- Mullit'wsoii.
Sei-ri tvev and Trkascker i:'tx;rt Vhiifhiir--t.
uX-'I MH.n .1. ii. llyntt.
I'.iv.'x V vt.'H M.iitv KciliiiKiiil, l'.ill li:iUi-:ui'l
Z .itif K. SiiiiiMisttn.
Superior Court Clerk and l'rohute .huhje
liriixter nf Heeds B. J. K( l-cli.
Sherijf- Buttle Bryan.
':,roiu r -W'. T. iodwm.
i'rensurer Robt. II. Anstin.
Surer inr Jesse Harrell.
School Examiners. H. H. Sli iw, Win. A.
Innjgaii and E. S. Williams.
keeper Poor House S'ia. A. Pufrsran.
Commissioners M. V. Edwards, Chairman,
V in. A. Dublin, N. B. Bellamy, and Mae
Jdalhtnvson. U.J. Kerch, Clerk.
.11 A U.S.
M'KiY.U; AN1 PEPARTi'RK
.OUTH AND SOUTH VIA V.
J, cave Tm-boro' (daily) at
Arrive at Taiboro' (daily; at
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?, ::i i'.M.
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VASIIIViTON MAIL VIA
FALKLAND AXUSPAK I A.
avp Taiboro' (dailv) at
0 A. M.
U V. M.
h 111 V
Ttic iglitsuud the Places of Sleeting.
Concord R. A. Chapter No. N. M. I.aw
reuee, Hih Priest, Masonic Hall, monthly
.invocations first, Thursday in cvi;ry month at
;0 o'clock A. M.
Uoneord Lode No. 58, Thomas (iatl'in,
Master, Masonic Hall, meets first Friday night
at i o'clock I1. M. and third Saturday at 10
o'clock A. M. in every month.
Kcpiton Eneampmeut No. 1"., I. ). O. F.,
Dr. Jos. H. Baker, Chief Tatriareli, Odd Fel
lows' Hal!, meets every lirst and third Thurs
day of each month.
Edgecombe Lodge No. 50, I. O. O. F.,
.1. H. Baker, N. (L, Odd Fellows' Hail, meets
very Tuesday night.
Edgecombe Council No. Friends of
'Vinperauee, meet every Friday night at the
)dd Fellows' Hall.
Advance Lodge No. :2S, I. O. G. T., meets
vi i y Wednesday night at Odd Fellows' Hall
t III ItCIIKN.
Pmscooal Cutrch Services every
Dr. J. B.
r.t lu l-J o eiocK a. m. auu a i . .u.
Methodist Chvrch Services every third,
Sunday at 11 o'clock. Rev. C. C. Dodson
Presbyterian Church Services second Sun
day of each month at 11 o'clock A. M. and
! o'clock P. M. Kev. J. W. Primrose, Evan
gelist. Missionary Baptist Church Services the
I.'nd Sundav in every moUh, at 11 o'clock.
Rev. T. E.Owen, Pastor.
Primitive Baptist Church Services first
Saturday and Suuday of each mouth at 11
Adams' Hotel, corner Main and Pitt Sts.
. F. Adams, Proprietor.
Mrs. Pender's, (formerly Gregory Hotel,)
Main Street, opposite " Enquirer " Office,
Mrs. M. Pender, Proprietress.
Bank of New Hanover, on Main Street,
next door to Mr. M. W'eddell. Capt. J. I).
ummintr. Cashier. Oilice hours from A.
I. to !i P. M.
Southern Express Oilice, on Main Street,
i loses every morning at UK o'clock.
N. M. La.wkexce, Agent.
THE undersigned takes pleasue in inform
ing Hue public that he has estal lished
iu WLlliamston a large and first-class
Livery, Sale ami Exchange
i.t which he is prepared to board horses by
ihe day, week or month. Having a good
ttoek of horses always on hand, he will sell
or exchange on reasonable terms. He will
idso send passengers about the country at
moderate rates. Drovers will always find at
ti is Stables ample accommodations.
JAMES M. L. SITERSON,
Williamston, N. C.
P. S. Any person communicating with him
tan have a conveyance sent to any part de
Hired. J. M. L. 8.
Jan. SO, 1S74. ly.
i)o you Suffer from Chills ?
Have Them No More!
Watkin's Chill Pills
FOR SALE AT
Read the following certificate. Hundreds
of others can be seen on application :
TO THE PUBLIC.
This is to certify that I have, for two years
past, used iu my family, Dr. Watkiu's Chill
Pills, and never knew them to fail in a single
instance to cure Fever and Ague. They are
a most excellent and the best Pill 1 have ever
P. F. CARRAWAY
Adam's Creek, Craven Co., N. C, Nov. ISth,
IbTO. je 7-tl.
THE ENDLESS LEVER
Champion House Mover !
(Patented Jan. 14th 1ST3.)
50 Per Cent Saved by its Use.
TO Farmer should be without this Machine
Only $J").00 for a farm right and thou
sands uerhans will be saved. No more tear
inir down buildings or chimneys, for with
machine you can move a buildiug, regardless
of quality, chimney included, to the desired
location wiuioui aisiuruiDjj me mmuira.
Your Barns are Badly Locats'J
Giu houses need moving; You fail to procure
tenants because Your quarter houses are too
Spend $25.00 for the right and you wil
never regret it.
It will pay you to move your houses if only
to L'et the use of the valuable debris that wiil
accumulate in 2 or 3 years. Cost to a farmer
to work a sett per day, 4 hands, $:.;. With
4 hands yon can carry a building 400 to W0
yards per day,wituout the use of complicated
bkids. rollers, windlasses, oxeu una oiucr
devices generally used. One sett ot truck
will iierhaus do for a ueighborhood. Cost
ucr sett 00.00 Trucks furnished at factory
prices. Great advautuges olieredjto buyers of
STATE OK tOUVTV RIGHTS.
All orders for rights must be accoinpanie
by the cash, upon the receipt of which 1 will
lorward the permit to use or order to lactory
to lurnisli the required amount ol trucKS.
1 have made S500 tier mouth using a sett of
these trucks. It is a rare chance to active men
Good men wanted as agents, local and travel
mg. Address 1. J. KEAMt,
1 could furnish hundreds of certificates, but
at preseut only refer to Judge Howard, Tar-
boro', N. C, und Mr. Chamberlain, President
Citizeus' liauk, Norfolk, Va.
leb. 13, 1S74. tf.
Dr. J. Walker's California Tin
Cgar Uittcrs aro a purely Vegetable
preparation, mado chieliy from the na
tive herbs found on tho lower ranges of
the 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 causo of tho
unparalleled success of Vinegar Bit
ters?" Our answer is, that they remove
tho causo of disease, and tho patient re
covers hi3 health. They aro the great
blood purifier and a life-giviag principle,
a perfect Kcnovator and Iuvigorator
of tho system. Never before in the
history of tho world has a medicine been
compounded possessing tho remarkable
qualities of Vixegak .Bitters in healing tho
sick of every disease man is keif to. They
aro a gentla Purgative as well a3 a Tonic,
relieving Congestion or Inflammation of
tho Liver and Visceral Organs in Bilious
The properties cf Dr. Walker's
Vinega- Bitters aro Aperient. Diaphoretic,
n : i.; t
ciuiiiLuauve, ixutnuous, .LiUiuuvc. iiua-ui.
Sedative, Counter-irritant Sudorilic, Altera
tive, and Anti-Bilious.
R. H. McDOXALD & CO..
I'rrcrpists nndGen. Ats., San Francisco. California.
and .-or. of v ashmirton and charlton Srs.. X. V.
Sold by all Druggists anil Dealers.
The only known remedy for
Atid a positive remedy tor
GOUT, GRAVEL. SI PICTURES, DIABE
TES. DYSPEPSIA. NERVOUS
Non-retpntion or Iacontinpnce of Urine, Ir
ritation, Inflamatlcn or Ulceration of the
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r l ? i-I
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BLADDER. KIDN!Yfi. AND HIIOI'SK'AL
Existing in Men, AVnmen ami CliiHren,
J- AO MA 1 1 Lit 11 A 1' II IK AUi..
Prof. Steele says : '' One bottio ot Kear
neys rn;il Lxtiact 15ii':l;u is worm mote
than all other UucIju? combined."
Price. One Hollar tier Bottle, or Six Hot-
ties for Five Dollars.
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A lMivsieian in attendance to answer cor-
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Nervous and Debilitated
r Advice and ('nSi'lti-.Hon.
Dr. J. E. Dyott, graduate of Jefferson
Medical College, Philadelphia, author of
several valuable works, can bo consulted on
all diseases of the Sexual or Urinary Or
gans, (which he has made an especial
study 1 either in male or female, no matter
from what cause orisiiitnin? or of how long
standing- A practice of 30 years enables
him to treat diseases with success. Cures
guaranteed. Charges reasonable Those
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symptoms and enclosing stamp to prepay
Send for the uuide to Ucni'.h. rnce roc.
J. B. DYOTT, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon, 101 Duane St., N. Y.
Turbine Water Wheel.
33 rs,Xti233.oi-o ,
turers for the South and
Nearly 7000 now in use, workiir
varying from to 240 feet '
from r) to '. i ne".
The most powerful Wheel in the Market.
And mo." t economical in use of Water.
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Portable and Stationary Steam Engines and
Boilers, liabcock & Wilcox Patent Tubuious
Boiler, Ebauirh's Crusher for Minerals, Saw
and Crist Mills. Flouring Mill Machinery,
Machinery tor White Lead Works and Oil
Mills, Shafting Pulleys and Hangers.
SEND FOR CIRCULARS.
Feb. 20, 1S74. iiu
J. A. WILLIAMSON,
AT 1113 OLD STAND,
TARBORO', H. C.
NY style of Vehicles made to order at
. short notice.
Special attention paid !o
ING, and executed with dispatch.
Oct. 11, lS73.-tf.
r. i vts -.rft- uetiv 2.
Tiiis unrivalled Medicine is warranted not
to contain a single particle of M Kin't HV, or
any ii.jm ious mineral substance, but is
containing those oouihcrn r.ools and Herbs,
which an all-wise Providence has placed in
countries where Liver Diseases uiijfi prevail.
It wiil Cure all l)i -hum-; caused lv derange
in'iit of the L'ver and lk'.vels.
Simmons' Liver Hegulatcr, or Medicine,
Is itn'tncntiy a Family Medicine ; and by be
ing kept ready for immediate resort will save
many an hour of sullcring and miuy a dollar
in time and doctors' bills.
A Iter over Forty Years' trial it is fctill re-ceiviii-.r
the most unqualili ::i testimonials to
iis virtue! from persons of the highest, char
acters and responsibility. Eminent- physician-'
commend it as the most
For Dyspepsia or Indigestion.
A-med with this ANTIDOTE, all climates
and cli ueres of water ami food may tie faced
without liar. As allemedv in MALARIOUS
EE VEILS, BOWEL COMPLAINT!, REfT-I.E-SSNESS,
IT H5 NO EQUAL.
It is the Cm-ape
Purest and Bit Family
Medicine m the Worm :
.Manufactured only by
J . H ZEiLIri & CO. ,
MACON, GA., and PHILADELPHIA,
j Price 61.00. Sold by all Druggists.
i Piedmont Air-Line Railway.
' RICHMOND & DANVILLE, RICHMOND
& DANVILLE R. W.. N. C. DIVIS
I ION; AND NORTH WEST-
! ERN N. C. R. W.
CONDENSED TIME TABLE-
: I.i elfect on and after Sunday, June 14, 1874.
stations. Mail. Express.
Leave Charlotte 7.00 p. m. 8.35 a.m.
Air-Line Jct'n, 7.2". " 8.o( "
" Salisbury, 9.52 " 10.54 "
' Greensboro' 2.15 a. m. 1.15 p.m.
': Danville. o.V " C.3C 11
Dundee, 5.25 " :j.48 "
': Burkviile, ll.:!0
Arrive at Richmond, 2.22 p. M. 11.04 "
statioxs. Mail. Exprotn.
Leuve 1'iehraoml, 1.2S p. m. 11.45 p. m.
Durkviile, 1.41 " 2-.52 a. m.
Dundee, '.1.25 " 8.33 "
1! Danville. 9.29 " 8.37 "
" ( Jroeiisboro', 12 -10 a.
Air-Line Jnci'n, 6. 21 1
Arrive at Charlotte, C-30 "
2.51 p. m.
L've Greensboro', "n 1.30 a.m. .Arr.ll.40A m
Co. Shops, 't 3.15 " 10.15 "
Raleigh, c 7.30a.m. 5 5.41 "
Arr. at Goldsboro, 1 10.20 " L've 2.30p.m
IT0STH WESTERN H. C. S. R.
Leave Greensboro' 1.30 a m. 4.05 p. ir.
Arrive at Salem, 3.00 " 5.50 "
Leave Salem, 10.00 p. m. 8.00 a. m.
ArriveatGreensboroll.30 " 9.45 "
Passenger train leaving Raleigh at 5.41
P. M., connects at Greensboro' with the
Northern bound train ; making the quickest
time to all Northern cities. Price of Tick
ets same as via other routes.
Trains to and from points East of Greens
boro' connect at Greensboro' with Mail
Traitis to or from points North or South.
Trains daily, both ways.
On Sundays Lynchburg Accommodation
leave Richmond at 9.42 A. 31., arrive at
Durkeville 12.35 P. M., leave Eurkeville 4.35
A. M., arrive at Richmond 7.58 A. M.
Pullman Palace Cars on all night trains
between Charlotte and Richmond, (without
For further information address
S. E. ALLEN,
Gen'l Ticket Agent,
Greensboro, K. C.
T. M. R. TALCOTT,
Engineer & Gen'l Superintendent.
R SALE OR RENT.
THE residence of Mrs. M. E. Lewis,
with about four acres of land.
The house contain? eiirht rooms. On
the lot are KITCHEN, SERVANT'S HOUSE,
DAIRY, SMOKE HOUSE, GREEN nOUSE
and STABLES, all in good repair. This
being Mtuated iu the plcasantest part of the
Bf-The FURNITURE will be disposed
Apply to M. WEDDELL & CO.
Tarboro', March 13, 1874. tf.
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JULY 17, 1S74
AutobiosrapliY of a
i J was raised in Wake county
: North Carolina, hv a farm of o
j moderate means. At an e irly age
j I learned from a conversation be
j tween the farmer and a neiitbor
that I and the land on which I was
I raided was mortgaged to a lialti
i more firm, who had furnished fer
tilisers for tin?
also to a
Raleigh laerclniiit who had soU sup
plies of Western bacon and corn
for the support of tho field hands,
and Northern hav and oats for the
mules. The farmer complained
that necessity had forced him to
pay a very high rate of interest for
the use of the capital invested in
the aliow mentioned fertilizers and
farm supplies, and that he had in
addition to pay a heavy fee for
drawini' and r?cordinr the mort
gage securing the commission mer
j I noticed that the mules on the
farm were poorly feu and that as
thev passed the lot rate thev eaer
Jy nipped a few bunches of luxurant
clover which had sprung up from
seed dropped out of the Northern
oats. The farmer said, as the mules
passed on, 4-I would sow an acre
in clover, but I need all my best
land for cotton."
I have nothing very remarkable
to tell you concerning my youthful
days. I observed that the hands
employed in tho field were poorly
clad. Most of them wore coarse,
cheap Northern made clothes, shoes
and hats, and from their rude talk
I found that they had very little
education. The wives and children
of these form laborers frequently
came to the field, and I saw that
tho women wore Northern calico
dresses and that the children were
growing- up in ignorance.
After ieing picked and packed I
was taken to Raleigh. The com
mission merchant said to the farms
cr ; "Cotton is flat to-day, but we
expect it will go up soon." The
farmer sighed and replied: "well,
I guess I went into a large new
brick etorc, und aoeident.ly beard
the merchant say to the clerk : "in
sure this bale of ccron and charge
Mr. A. with insurance and storage."
I remaning shut up for some time
when the farmer came in one day
and the merchant said to him,
" Cotton is no better, but I am com
pelled to have some money. I will
ship your bale to Baltimore and do
the best I can with it."
A dray soon came up, and as I
was hoisted into it, the merchant
said, ' have this bale insured and
directed to V. & II., Baltimore.
They will pay the freight and in
7 hurried over the Railroads to
Norfolk and thence by steamer to
Baltimore. I was then stored for
some time, when I was sold to an
agent of a Rhode Island Manufac
turer. As I passed out 1 heard the
merchant calculating how much was
due him as storage and commissions
on my sale. My purchaser was
also busy in getting out his insure
ance on me and arranging to pay
freight on me to Rhode Island.
Nothing occurred on the route to
my destination worthy of remark.
When I arrived at the factory, I
found several thousand friends rais.
ed in North Carolina. I noticed
the women and children seemed
cheerful, but none of them wore
Southern made shoes or Southern
clothes, or ate Southern bacon.
The dray horses were well kept,
but did not eat Southern hay or
oats. The owner of the factory,
they said, was very rich, and had
made his fortune manufacturing
cotton cloth for the New York mar
I was hurried through the factory i
and came out a bolt of nice, smooth
cloth. I was hurried into a bale of
cloth for New York wholesale
house, and as I went ouc I over
heard a conversation of the owner
of tho mill. He said that he was
realizing handsome profits from his
factory, and besides he was giving
employment to a hundred families,
and was one of the largest tax-pay
ers in the State.
I then went to New York to the
establishment of one of the merch'-
ant princes, and was dehgliteu to
hear him say to the clerk, ' send
this bale to Messrs. Tucker, Ral
eigh.' As I had passed over the
route before, it was not new to me
and I arrived safelyin Raleigh in
less than a week. By chance I was
put on the bottom of a large pile of
cloth, and having nothing else to
do, I entered into a little calculai
tion. It was as follows :
I have changed hands often.
First the Raleigh Merchant real
ized his crofit and storage. Then
the Railroads got their freights.
Then the steamers got their freights.
Then the Baltimore merchant got
his storage and commissions.
Then the Northern Insurance Agent
cot his ner cent. Then the manu
facturer eot his profits. Then the
and Steamers- got tin it
freight and the insurance
another per ce::t. Messrs.
must have a per cent, and-
pulled me out with a
and behold ! my old
jel K, a
man who raised niev said lu? would
take me, " that le wanted some
norraril homespun, and I was bun
died and am now at my old home
In Wake, expecting shortly to be
.: CHAPTER II.
I relieve when Mr. Tucker's
clerk broke the thread of my dis
course, I was making a calculation.
I had told how the following persons
realized profits on me :
1. The Raleigh Cotton Factor.
2. The Railroads and Steam
The Baltimore Merchant
The Northern Insurance Com
7. The manufacturer.
8. The Wholesale Merchant.
iK The Railroads on the return
10. The insurance men on return
11. The Retail Dealer.
The parties all showed a deep
interest in me, and I wish to say
I entertain no unkind feelings to
wards any of them. The profits
they realized from me were legiti
mate and proper. But, I feel very
kindly for the man who raised me,
and when I considered that he paid
all these accumulated profits, adx
ded to the original cost, I did not
wonder that he dressed poorly and
was hard pressed to support his
family. I have traveled around
and listened to calculating men talk,
and I intend to whisper a little to
him by the Crescent. What I want
to say is :
Raise your own hogs. Don't
buy Western bacon at a high price,
when cotton is liable to be at a low
price- Sow an acre or two in
clover. It will save corn and en
able you to feed your teams, and
will cost you less than Northern
cats and hay. It will enable you
to feed your cows better, and they
will give rnre and better imlk and
butter." Tour" calves will grow
larger and make finer cattle. Iuu't
keep too many cattle. Raise your
own corn and wheat. Don't plant
all cotton. If your land is poor,
sow peas and improve it, Save all
your barn-yard manure' compost
your vegetable mould, and don't buy
And when I get through whis
pering to the farmers, I want to say
a word to capitalists.
Cotton must be raised in the
South. There will always be a
demand for the manufactured arti
cle. We have water-power in abun
dance. If Northerners manufac
ture it on the frozen streams of
New England, and realize hand
some profits, why cannot the South
ern manufacturer, who can pur
chase it at his door without freight
and insurance charges, compete
successfully with the Northern
manufacturer ? Our water-powers
are as good ; streams are seldom
frozen ; our climate is better ; we
can work more days in the year ;
labor can be had as cheap. Be sides
making large profits on the
capital invested, you will give em
ployment to our poor women and
children, and the cost of manufac
turing instead of enriching men a
thousand miles away will be spent
with our own merchants aiul trade
men, and thus improve the condi
tion of our own State.
I do not wish to be misunder
stood. I do not desire North
Carolinians to invest their capital
in factories because I entertain any
unkind feeling for Northern people.
I have had enough of sectionalism.
I was once known as King Cotton,
but my crowTn if not entirely ruined
is badly damaged by sectional dif
ficulties. 1 only mention the North
because most of our staple is man
ufactured there. I wish to see all
our people, North and South pros
per, bnt I can see nothing like
prosperity for the south for North
Carolina until her people learn to
raise their own food, manufacture
their own staples, and give em
ployment to their own mechanics.
Why Poor People Are Poor.
What makes poor people poor ?
Such a question would naturally be
first answered by a decisive laugh.
How absurd ! one class exclaims.
By following the scriptural precept,
and taking no thought for the mor
row, boldly asserts the sceptic.
Because there are too many too
conscientious to disavow the claims
of others connected with them by
family or friendly ties, puts forth
the self-righteous, Idleness and
crime, declare the industrious and
prosperous. Now each and all
these reasons may, no doubt claim
some consideration as means pro
ductive of poverty, but the simple
and primary cause is, after all,
more plainly and better stated in
the latter part of the maxim which
New York wholesale
his per cent. Then
Micawbcr gives to his young friend
David Copperfield, on the occasion
of the farmer's engagement in the
service of Uriah Keep. Said that
philosophic worthy, "Annual in
come twenty pounds, annual ex
penditure nineteen, six ; result,
happiness. Annual income twenty
pounds, annual expenditures, twen"
ty pounds, ought and six : result,
This is the root of the whole mat
ter poor people are always a little
behindhand; otherwise they would
soon cease to be poor, for prosperi
ty begins with one peny laid by.
Emerson says it originates in a tin
roof, that keeps the wind :'.nd rain
out : iu a good pump that yields
you plenty of sweet water; in two
suits of clothes ; in dry sticks to
burn ; in double wick lamp: and
three meals, &c.
Now the question arises, why
do people live beyond their means ?
Is it dishonesty or carelessness, or
ignorance ? We should say almost
entirely from the latter cause.
They do not not think. The? will
not set themselves about solving
the problem of living. For the
question rapidly resolves itself into
an arithmeticial one, which involves
the elementary principles of addi
tion, substraction, multiplication
and division simply. How many
for instance, at the begining of the
year, calculate their receipts for the
ensuing twelve months, and then
limit their necessary expenses to a
sum below it, leaving a margin for
the contingences of illness, acci
dent or death ? Few indeed. The
reckoning more frequently occurs
at the end of a year, when the ex
penditures are found to represent
the larger figures. But oftener
yet this casting up of accounts does
not occur at all, and a knowledge
of the debt side of the ledger is
obtained rather from the frequently
pressed claims than from any in
clination on the part of their con
tractors to discharge their oblisa
tions. This latter invulnerability to
just demands is but the moral effect
of invariably being in arrears.
Constant anxiety about the ways
and means ere long sinks to indiffer
ence, which in time, gives place to
a determination to shirk, as far as
possible, all financial responsibility.
Again, we cfiirm that the chief
means of keeping people poor, does
not lie in.th facj- tliac lljey. receive
email wnges, but thoy do not RUOW
how to lay out these small wages
judiciously. Do they not always
buy in small quantities, paying
in small quantities, paying thereby
several profits ? Do they not, too,
buy poor or adulterated qualities,
the former of which is dear at any
price, and tho latter capable of
being accomplished by themselves
at less cost ? Do they not purchase
coal by the quarter ton, and pay
as much, and often more for its
carting than for a greater supply ?
Do they not have to pay their rent
in advance because they had no
property to show as security that
they will not vanish in the night
without settling these lawful dues ?
And do they not make one suit of
clothes and one pair of boots do
only one half their rightful service,
because when mending time comes
there are no others to take their
places, and hence they are doomed
to premature decay.
It is surely just such manage
ment in all outlays of money as
these that tend to keep down the
impecunious. If they would emerge
from their poverty, they must turn
over a ew leaf and study the ele
ments of economic success. Its
secret will not be found to exist in
the amount of possession, but, as
previously stated " in the relation
of income to outgo." Exchange.
A young lady, when riding from
her father's country seat to a neigh
boring village met "a young man on
foot, who was carrying a iu2;. She
at once reigned in her horse, and J
asked him what he had in the jug.
Looking up with a comical leer,
he simply winked one eye and
smacked his lips, that it contained
The young lady, supposing he
meant alcohol, immediately began
to talk temperance, but her auditor
requested the privilege of first ask
ing her one question.
" What is it?" she asked.
" It is this," he replied ; " why is
my jug like your side-saddle ?"
She could not tell.
" It is because it holds a gal-on,"
" What trilling !" exclaimed the
indignant young lady, and then
" Y"oung man, do you perceive "
" Just one more question," in
terrupted her auditor, " and then
I am done. Why is my jag like
the assembly-room of a female sem
inary at roll-call V
" I am Eure I don't know," pet
ulantly replied the young lady.
" Well, it's because its full o'
lasses," said the incorrigible audi--tor.
The fair lecturer touched her
spirited horse with her whip, and
was soon out of hearing of the rude
TEE ELECTION LAW.
Abstract of its Provisions Tho VIule
Thing in a Nutshell.
For the information of the pub
lic we give the foUo-vini: t.bsfract
of the law governing the eleeti -n to
be held Thursday, the (jth d;ty of
August, 1874 :
Registrars are to be appointed
by the County Commissioners, who
shall revise the registration lists so
as to be accurate. Any elector is
eli gible for registrar. Every elec
tor must b registered in the town
ship where he resides. Any voter
may be challenged at the polls
upon demand of citizen and the
voter tiny be required to prove, by
some person known to the judges of
election, the fact of the residence of
said voter in the county thirty days
previous to the day of election.
County Commissioners shall, on
or before the first Monday in July,
appoint four judges or inspectors of
election, two C-f whom shall bo of
different political parties where pos
sible. The judges of election are
to be notified by the sheriff.
Separate boxes must be used for
each class of officers to be elected,
to be furnished by the county. No
registration allowed on election day
unless the person becomes of age on
that day. No device allowed on
tickets. Any ticket with too many
names on it will be thrown out.
1. For Superintendent of Public
2. Members of General Asserm
8. Five County Commissioners,
Sheriff, County Treasurer, Regis
ter of Deeds, County Surveyor,
Coroner and Clerk af the Superior
4. Judge of the Superior Court
5. Members of Congress.
Requiring live separate boxes.
County Commissioners under the
provisions of laws of 1871-'72 have
the power to establish, alter, discon
tinue or create separate polling
places for elections, giving thirty
days notice by advertisement in
some newspaper, or at three places
in the county. At least one polling
place shall exisft m
or each ward of a
A Good Lesson.
If your boys revolt from study,
give them an opportunity to test the
pleasure of manual labor, and then
let them follow the occupatipn they
prefer, la nine cases out of ten,
books will carry the day.
'When I was a boy,' said the
elder Adams, '7 had to study the
Latin grammar, but it was dull, and
I hated it. My father was anxious
to send me to college ; and, there-
fore, I studied grammar till I could
bear it no longer, and going to my j
father, I told him I did not like
to study, and asked for some other
employment. It was opposing his
wishes, and he was quick in his an
swer. 'Well, John, if Latin grammar
does not suit, you may try ditching,
perhaps that will. My meadow
needs a ditch, and you may put
Latin by and try that.'
' This seemed a delightful change,
and to the meadow I went. But 1
soon found ditching harder than
Latin, and the forenoon was the
longest I ever experienced. That
day I ate the bread of labor, and
glad was I when night came on.
That night I made some comparison
between Latin grammar and ditch
ing, but said not a word about it.
I dug the next forenoon and wanted
to return to Latin at dinner, but it
was humiliating, and I could not do
it. At night toil conquered pride,
and I told my father one of the
severest trials of my life that if
he chose, I would go back to Latin
ammar. lie was glad of it ; and,
if I have since gained any distinc-
Dn, it has been owing to the two
day's labor in that abominable
The Original Plot.
A. slight farce, which has proved
an immense success at the Odeon in
Paris, has the merit of a really
motif. Doctor Lorguilu3
is a philanthropist, who has vowed
eternal hatred against the penalty
of death and the executioner. Not
content in his horror of capital pun
ishment with saving the life of a
wretched highway robber who was
going to be hanged, he took him to
his house, pampered and petted
him, and was about to make him his
son-in-law, when, just as the worthy
doctor thought his protege com
pletely reformed, the fellow stole
everything he could law his hands
on, and ran away. The doctor,
disenchanted and furiously angry,
called down avenging thunders on
the head of the atrocious malefac
tor. At this moment a young man
appears, and proffers his suit for
the hand of the disappointed phil
anthropist's beautiful daughter.
' Who are you V ask3 the doctor.
'The executioner, replies the suitor.
' The excutioner ! the very man I
want!' criea the doctor, who in-
hi lu-ii i'-.-. vi- h i!i
is r.o cxeru! ir-pi v. h
his addresses 1 in r
Uuir-bering English Ilev:
In tho numbering f their
says the " 1 Jaishury iN,.Vvs
Londoners have achieved :h
I;. .'US; S.
--'M.V..--. till! J i i i j i
it !tu ntlv
Rii'l tue l.r.M aiid last number on
a street directly opposite each
other. Thia apparent impossibility
is easily performed by numbering
first on 2 side oi the street and then
bock on the oilier side. Lotus
suppose ji ca?e. Yon want No. 840
on Gi at Cii ristop'ln r strut. You
find one end el t!;a: i.vinue, look
up at the number cf the iH-st house,
and Ictun (as )ou are s-mv r do
nine hundred and ninety-nine limes
in every one thousand .-(.inches fer
tile hiodiest numberl th:-:. it. is t!n
and lirhtiiin;7 1
vou exeiaim, a
at once put up the street at a live
ly gait, looking neither to the right
or left, but keeping suraigh; ahead,
and thinking only of the fact that
you have to pass four hundred and
twenty houses before reaching your
By the time you have gone near
ly that distance you are' suddenly
confronted by a wall or building
ahead, and flatter yourself that the
journey is at an end. You look up
to the nearest door with the cx.
pectation that you are seven hun
dred and something, and are amazed
to see that you are barely half that
with but a few houscs'alicad of you.
You hurry on with bated breath,
searching every door with hysterical
eagerness, only to find the expecta
tion of some unraveling of the
hideous riddle ' a baseless fabric.
You reached the last house on that
side. It is 420. You look across
to the opposite door ; it is 421. To
the next ; it is 422. You call a
policeman and tell him your trouble,
lie explains that the number,
judging from the surroundings,
must be at the lower end of the
street, and his information is not
exactly like the trickling of crystal
waters over mossy rocks, but it is
knowledge, and knowledge is pow
er; and you knock your head against
a post, and pick up your weary and
perspiring legs and start on again.
When you stand before 840 and
iiiauit in t-xaeuy ii.rooit Islo
1, the language with which you
ciotiie your ideas htz
better than it
I don't kare how rich a man iz, if
he expects to enjoy things in this
life he haz got to live just as tho
he was poor.
The only way to hold our own iz
to keep advancing on one can set
still and do it.
A dog iz no flatterer. If he iz
your friend or your enemy, yu kno
it, rite off.
It duz seem that all mankind
luv lies more than they do truth.
How menny people do you suppoze
thare iz in the world who wouldn't
rather listen to flattery they knu
waz false, than to reproof they knu
Wize men laff at most things in
this life it is only the phools who
gap and swallo.
Fortune iz a wheel aliwus on the
the move ; and thoze at the top
to-day, are at the bottom to-morrow.
Thare iz not a man on earth who
iz free from envy. If thare ever
should be one, he ought to pray for
immejiate translashun, before he
gits the diseaze.
Yu kant allwuss tell how much
a man iz really tickled bi hearing
him laff. Thare ought to be a
mashecn invented to mcazure the
joy in him, just az there iz to find
out how much water thare iz in
Honesty iz the basis ov all that
iz good or even remarkable in anny
The rcazon why cyeryboddy luvs
a child, and pets a puppy iz be
kauzc they are so natural.
Whenever yu see a phellow who
iz forever and amen in a red hot
hurry, yu kan make up yure mind
that he hant got mutch to do, and
but little kapacity to do it.
Man iz a natral glutton, besides
bain" something ov a phool. He
eats everything that kreeps, krauls,
fiies, swims, or wiggles, and then
wonders? what on earth ails him.
Mark Twain publishes a card in
tho Hartford papers explaining the
arrangements for his lecture in aid
of the poor, and he makes these
statements as to the term3 of ad
mission : " Lucca charges four dol
lars a ticket, and so my first idea
was to put our tickets at four dol
lars too, and run opposition, But
friends said no, there was a differ
ence Lucca sings. I said, very
well, I would sing too. I showed
the n what I could do. But they
still objected, and said that a mere
disturbance was not singing. So I
have come down to a dollar, but I
do it with reluctance."