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Piedmont Air-Line Railway.
RICHMOND & DANVILLE, RICHMOND
& DANVILLE R. W., N. C. DIVIS
ION, AND NORTH WEST
ERN N. C. K. W.
CONDENSED TIME TABLE-
In effect on and after Sunday, June 14, 1874.
stations. Mail. Expra.
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" Air-Line Jct'n, 7.25 " 8.6f "
" Salisbury, 9.52 " 10,64 M
" Greensboro' 2.15 a. h. 1.15
l: Danville. 5.13 " 3.8 "
i " Dundee, 5.25 " 3.43 "
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stations. Mail. Express.
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" Burkville, 4.41 " 2.62 A. .
" Dundee, 9.25 " 8.1&
" Danville, 9.29 "" 8.T "
Greensboro', 12.40 a. m. 11.58 "
" Salisbury, 3.38 . 2.51 P. x.
" Air-Line JncfD,6.24 " 4.64 "
Arrive at Charlotte, 6.30 " 5.00 "
i L've Greensboro', n 1.30 a.m. dArr.ll.40AM
i ' Co. Shops, S. 3.15 " 10.16 44
" Raleigh, & 7.30a.m. 3 6.41 "
1 Arr. at Goldsboro,! 10.20 " (SL've 2.30pji
NORTH WESTERN N. C. E. E.
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Arrive at Salem, 3.00 6.50 "
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Arrive at Greensboro 11.30 ' 8.45 "
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P. M., connects at Greensboro' with the
Northern bound train ; making the quickest
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Trains to and from points East of Greens
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This residence 01 Airs. ai. t,. Lewis, ' ajc
with about four acres of land. fff
The house contains eight rooms. Ou ' 4"llt
the lot are KITCHEN, SERVANT'S HOUSE,
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TARBORO', N. C, FRIDAY, AUGUST 7,
AUG. 7, 1874
A NIGHT OE TERROR.
Mr3. Discomb,' said I, One even
ing, to a middle-aged lady with
whom I was spending an hour in
pleasant conversation, 'you appear
to have met with many adventures
in your younger days. You relate
a itorj so well, that I never tire
Of iHJBg to you; so, if there has
been any thrilling episode in your
life that I have not as yet heard,
I should be pleased to have you
nkrrata , and 1 can assure you
tuat I shall be a most attentive
'I am afraid you're great flat
terer, Mr. Williamson,' she replied.
However,' she added, 'I will
comply with your request, for a
Startling event recurs to my mind
at this moment.
'Twenty years ago my husband
was a dealer in jewelry, and also in
most articles of great value. He
traveled almost incessantly, and
stopped but a short time in each
city or town. I could not bear to
b parted from him for months at
time, so I always accompanied
him in his wanderings, and endured
many hardships and dangers for
the sake of always being with him.
There were not many railroads in
those days; they were 'like angels'
visits few and far between.'
Late in the Summer of 1852, we
were in New Orleans; he had finish
ed his buisinesa there, and was ready
to leave. On making inquiries he
found that there would be no vessel
for Savannah, our next stopping
place, till the end of the following
month, so he decided to take the
'Well, we got as far as Opelaka.
Georgia, without meeting with any
very seriou3 annoyance or danger.
Opelaka, at that period, was little
more than a village, inhabited by
half-breed Indians, miserable,
treacherous rascals, and a few
whites, whose general character was
equally as bad. Every two weeks
a stage left Opelaka for Griffin,
the terminus of the railroad from
Savannah. We got there in time
for the Btage, but through the stupid
obstinacy of my husband we were
left behind in that miserable place.
He had three irunks filled with
valuable goods, and the stage driver
wanted ten dollars more than my
husband had ever paid anybody
else- -that is, for an equal distance
for carrying them to Griffin.
'George, give him what he asks,'
X said, 'rather than stay in this
wretched village for weeks. If we
remain here, we'll be murdered and
robbed by those villainous-looking
Annie,' he replied, '1 won't pay
uch exorbitant charges to that
scoundrel; no, not if we have to
stop in this place for a month by
refusing to do so.'
'Well, as 1 said before, the stage
left without us, for the driver re fused
to take the trunks for less
than ho demanded.
4 There was a squalidlooking
hotel tavern rather in the villa
ge, kept by a dirty, ruffianly-appearing
half .breed, which my hus
band and I entered on the depar
ture of the stage.
iGan we get a team to take our
trunks and ourselves to Griffin ?
asbed my husband, of the host.
'The roads are in very bad con
dition, and you couldn't get more
than five miles from here this after
noon, and you'd have to stop at a
house where a man was murdered
last week for two dollars. You'd
better stop here to-night; I'll
tnake you as comfortable as I can,'
'Well, then, J guess we'll stay
here till to-morrow morning,' ob
served my husband.
The host went to prepare a room
for ua, and as he left the apartment
a white man stepped up to my hus
band and said :
' Mister, you'd better not stay in
this shebang to-night, for you'll
surely get murdered if you do.
There were five men killed and rob
bed in this ranch within the last
two months. I'm a teamster, and
I'll take you to Griffin if you want
'A pleasant prospect, indeed,'
said George. 'If we stay here
we're likely to have our throats cut,
so he tells us; and, if we go on this
afternoon and stop at the old tavern
over night, mine host says that the
same delightful fate will await us
there, xietween two evils choose
the least; but confound the whole
affair I I don t know which 13 the
least. My friend,' he added, turn
ing to the teamster, 'I reckon we'll
remain here to-night. Be ready to
start early to-morrow morning" at
If you and your wife isn't as dead
as a door nail, you mean to say,
mister,' said the teamster, with a
grin, as he walked away.
' ood heavens, George !' I cried.
when safe within the apartment
that we had been conducted to by
the host ; we'll be murdered, and
only because you acted like an ob
Stinate mule,' and then I burst into
' ' My dear, he replied, ' be a
philosopher and make the best of
our felicituous ltution. There is
one consolation that is, if our
throats are cut we slmll have the
blessed privilege of dying in each
other's arms, Think of that, my
dear, and be happy.'
' George,' I sobbed, ' how can
you be so heartless as to joke when
we are in such great danger of our
lives ? If you'd had any consider,
ation for my safety, you'd have
given the stage driver what he
aked. 1 shall never forgive you
for acting eo no, not as long as I
v ' Well, perhaps th:-t wort be very
bng ; bo you'd better net treasure
up any harsh feelingd against me,
far if you should happen to die sud
denly, without having pardoned
me, your soul wouldn't rest in
; I made no reply, for 1 saw that
ht was very anxious, and was try
ing to cheer me up by making light
of the situation.
i About six o'clock the host
brought us some supper, which we
partook of sparingly, for we were in
no! humor for eating. At nine
o'clock George ordered two milk
punches. When the host had
brought them, and deposited the
tray on the table, and left the room,
my husband cautiously tasted and
smelled tqe contents of one of the
4 This punch contain drugs,' he
said; 'we have, indeed, got into a
'The windows were both shutter
jess, and our room was not more
than ten feet from the ground. It
was alovely,clear, moon-light night,
and we could see those treacherous
aarf-breeds standing outside,, gaz
ing op into our apartment, and
looking as if they but waited till
we were aslsep, when they would
be only too ready to assist the
tavern-keeper to take our lives.
' It's a slight consolation to know
that you have your pistols with
which to defend us, if we are at
tacked by those scoundrels,' said.
' Unluckily for us, as it happens,
I placed them in my trunk yester-s
day by mistake, and all the trunks
are down jtairs. I should have had
them brought up here, but I did not
wish to do so, as I thought it might
cause the tavern-keeper to think
that we suspected he would rob us
if he got the opportunity.'
' Good God !' I cried, then we
shall have to stand still, and be
killed like sheep when slaughtered
by the butchers. What need you
to have "cared for the man's suspi
cions as loner as we had something
to defend ourselves with. Oh,
George ! you have acted very rash-
'My dear Annie, we've got into
a scrape, and now we must get out
of it as best we can. We must put
our trust in luck, and hope we shall
escape bodily harm.'
'.Not in luck, George, but in
God,' I solemnly replied.
' Our conversation had been car
ried on in whispers, for we were
afraid of being over-heard. About
twelve o'clock the tavern-keeper
knocked at our door, and asked :
Are you asleep, and is there any
thing you wish to have brought to
you V My husband answered in
the negative, ihree hours elapsed,
when the same question was re
peated. George made no reply, but
a slender, though heavy log of wood
in his up-raised hands, stood near
tne door, ready to attack the first
person who entered, I lay, trem
bling in an agony of fear stretched
upon the bed. The suspense was
awful, and 1 was almost crazed with
My eyes were fastened on the
door, and my husband, who statue
like, stood beside it. The door had
neither lock nor bo1!, so anybody
could enter the room easily. Sud
denly I perceived it move slightly,
and by degrees it opened wide
enough to permit a man to come in.
To my great horror I saw, through
the aparture made by tho opening
of the door, the tavern-keeper, and
in his right hand he clutched a large
bowie knife. He thrust in his head
cautiously, and as he did so, my
husband struck hira a heavy blow
with his rude weapon. The wretch,
without giving vent to a cry or even
a groan, fell to the floor like a dead
'You've killed him, George,' I
cried, though hardly above a whisn
'No, he's only stunned. Just
hand me that cord lying on the
table, and ?'ll pinion his arms so
that he won't be able to give us
any trouble when he regains his
' I obeyed my husband's orders
and he quickly bound the villian's
arms and feet, so that it would be
impossible for hira to move when he
came to. At the first sign of con
sciousness that he showed, George
gaggod him, and then carried him
to a large closet, placed him in it,
and closed the door.
'At daylight.' said George, 'the
teamster will be here, but few peo-.
I pic "in ue up iiuu auoui, auu
we shall be able to leave quietly.
If this fellow had any accomplices
he would have brought them with
him ; he has no wife, so his people
will not miss him till long after we
are gone. If they knew how I've
treated him, we'd have the whole
tribe at our heels, and they would
make short work of killing us and
dividing the spoils, I fear. Once
out of this detestable place, and we
' Daylight at last came, though
the time seemed long before it did,
and never before or since have 1
hailed the first gleam of light in the
eastern horizon with greater joy.
The teamster soon made his ap
pearance, my husband helped him
to pat the trunks on his cart, and
we were quickly driving rapidly
toward Griffin, which place we
reached in two days, and without
meeting with any other adventure.
' So you see Mr. Williamson,' she
said, in conclusion, 'my life thus
far has numbered at least one thril
ling experience. I can afford to
laugh now at the perils and fears
of that terrible night, but it is not
likely that I shall ever forget it or
them as long as I live.'
The Present Condition of Latin Gram,
liy Prof. Gustavus Fischer of New Brun- I
wick, N. J.
Suetonius reports that the first
teacher of Latin grammar was j
Crates of Mallos, who after the
second Punic war stayed in Rome
as an embassador of King J.ttalus,
being compelled to prolong his
residence for a considerable time by
a fracture of his leg, which had
happened when he fell into an open
gutter or sewer. Tbe fact was a
bad omen. Scioppus, a learned
German philologist of the last cen
tnry, cynically remarks that since
this ominous fall all Latin gram
marians were nothing but cloacines,
wallowing with delight in the mud
of the sewers. Certainly the science
of Latin grammar has not kept
pace in our day with other sciences.
The purpose of the paper was to
show that in almost every part of
syntax the present condition of
grammatical science is exceedingly
defective. This was demonstrated
by a very abundant citation of pas
sages from Latin authors and gram
marians, and a careful analysis of
the assmptions of the latter.
The paper was long and far too
technical in its character to be
fairly represented" in this report.
The following were among its con
clusions : If we examine the treat
ment of any subject in Latin gram
mar we shall find it open to critic
cism. The grammars leave us
without any answer just where they
ought to answer; they often answer
just where it is not worth while to
ask a question. In my opinion the
time has come when we should ap
ply to the study of language. The
philology is one of the natural
sciences, and accurate and minute
observations is no less necessary in
it than any other of them. Philo-
ogy, indeed, deals with the mind;
we may call it a physiology, but at
the same time a history ot the mind.
We have already begun to apply
this microscopic investigation to
the origin of words; it remains now
to apply it to syntax in the same
manner as many members of this
Association have successfully ap
plied it to some parts Greek gram
mar. Such a treatment of Latin
grammar would be essentially his
torical, carefully separating the
different epochs, and always begin
ning with the oldest writers in
which a given syntactical form
Senator Qordon's Conclusions.
Senator Gordon, of Georgia, who
professes to be " very intimate "
with Gen. Grant, and believes that
he is welcomed at the White House
with as much cordiality as any one,
has been talking to a reporter of
the Atlanta Herald about the pros
pects of a third term, and telling all
that he has learned of the plans and
aspirations of our Chief Executive.
How much Mr. Gordon really
knows about the President's pur-
poses it is not for us to say. Gen.
Grant is not a garrulous man, and
the Senator from Georgia, who has
been only a short time in Washing
ton, has, perhaps, fallen into the
common error of new statesmen in
overestimating the significance of
occasional civilities and private
conversations with which he has
been" honored at Court. But what
ever the premises upon which he
reasons, he has reached a conclu
sion at which a great many respec
table people seem to have arrived,
He is convinced that Gen. Grant
wants to be re-elected, not as the
candidato of the republican party,
but by a strictly popular movement ;
he believes the republican party
" cannot stagger along much Ion
ger under its load of infamies,"
such as " the Sanborn contracts,
the Credit Mobilier. the moiety
system, the District of Columbia
jobs, and above all the carpet-bag
scoundrelisms in tne southern
States ;" and he appears to think
that Grant will be wise to cut loose
from such a rotten concern and run
a3 the independent nominee. And
others besides Senator Gordon are
beginning to talk as if this were a
Historical Facts Concerning North
Carolina Worth Remembering.
We put on record the following
acts that are worth knowing and
worth remembering :
The first English settlement in
America was on Roanoke Island, in
July A. D. 1584.
The first Indian who ever receiv
ed Christian baptism was Manteo a
chief. He was baptized August
The first white child ever born on
the American Continent was Vir
ginia Dare, daughter of Anancas
and Eleanor Dare. She was born
on Roanoke Island, August 18th,
The first blood shed on the Amer
ican Uontinent in resistance ot
British tyranny was at the battle of
Alamance on May 10th, 1771, be
tween the Regulators and Governor
Tryon, the Royal Governor.
JLhe nrst Jonvention of the peo
ple to declare an open resistance to
British authority was held in Char
lotte, Mecklenburg countv, in May,
The first resolutions ever passed
by a Provincial Congress instruc
ting their delegates to the Continen
tal Congress to issue a Declaration
of Independence, occurred on April
The first men who were hanged
by British authority for taking up
arms in defence of liberty, was at
iiillsboro , Orange county, in the
year 1771 probably in the month
The first resistence ever made to
the Stamp .Act was at Wilmington
in the year 1776.
Ihe first tea that was ever thrown
overboard on the American Conti
nent, was at Wilmington, not long
after the resistance of the Stamp
Act. It was done in open day by
a number of prominent gentleman.
We state this on the authority of a
native of Wilmington.. We also
think that Hon. George Davis
makes a similar statement in his
Chapel Hill address, delivered ten
or fifteen years ago.
in these particulars .North Caro
ma waa ahead of all other States.
Surely she was wide awake then and
not entitled to the sobriquet of "Old
Rip Van Winkle."
We add some other interesting
acts. The battle of Moore's Creek
Bridge was fought on February 27th
177b. Colonel Caswell (afterwards
Governor) command the North Car
olinians, who numbered 1,000 men
and Captain McLeod the Tories,
who numbered aboat 1,000.
The first pamphlet over published
in North Carolina of a rebellious
character was in 1760. It was
written by Maurice Moore, and was
printed by -Andrew Stuart in Wil
mington. The last Royal Governor of North
Carolina was Joseph Martin. His
term lasted from August 17th, 1771,
until July 18th, 1775, when he took
refuge on board the Cruiser, a Brit
ish sloop of war.
The Provincial Governor was
The population of North Carolina
in 1776 is estimated to have been
150,000 one-fifth slaves.
Newberne had in 1776 about 600
inhabitanes. It was the largest
town in the State. Governor
Swain thought these estimates er-
roneous. He puts tne uoDulation
at 210,000, estimating the slaves at
70,000. He thinks the free white
males between the ages of sixteen
and fifty, including Tories, Quakers
and other non-combatants at less
than 35,000. He says that nearly
one-third of the fighting men were
in the field in 1776. But enough
for this time. Raleigh Sentinel.
Simplicity in Language.
Do not part with your common
sense when you write. You need
not make an idiot of yourself bes
cause you have a pen in your hand
Be simple, be honest, be unaffected
in speaking and writing. Never
use a long word when a short one
will do. Call things by their right
namesjnever smother your thoughts,
with a cloud ot phrasee; let a spade
not a well known long instrument
of manual industry ; let home be
home, not a residence ; a place, not
a locality. Write as much as vou
would speak ; speak as much as
think. With your inferiors, speak
no coarser than usual : with your
superiors, no finer. Be what you
say, and what you are.
How to Preserve Flowers.
Take a deep nlate. into which
pour a quantity 01 water. Set a
vase ot flowers upon the plate set a
bell glass with its rim in the water
The air that surrounds the flowers
being confined beneath the bell
glass, is constantlv moist with water
that rises into it in the form of
vanor. As fast as the water h
comes condensed it runs down the
side of the bell glass into the dish
and if means betaken to enclose the
water on the outside of the glass
so as 10 prevent it evaporating in
the air ot the sitting-room, the at'
mosphere around the flowers is con
tinually damp. The planis desig
nated the " Hopean apparatus.'
The experiment mav be tried on 1
small scale by inverting a tumbler
oyer a rosebud ia a saucer of water.
Tie Bock Canvasser.
About eight vears ego while
uinner w.tli iny tannly waz in
formed that thar wnz a gt-niieman
in the parlor who must see iv.o im
mediately on very important buz
ziness. Hastening from the table I found
myself in the presence .f a plainly
dressed, but very nervous ir.nn, who
informed me that he was canvassing
mi distrikt for the sale of Erastus
Spignot'.s ne"7 work mtiiled the
" iNormal Circulashun of the Blood."
I at once informed the man thi'.t
I did not want the woi!;.
lie then began a long account ov
its value and importance to evciv
human being, when i bn.ke in upon
his eloquence be repeating ' that i
did not want the hook.'
He continued hi telling me that
no library would he komph::' with
out it. Again i deklared in the
most positiif terms "thctidi l not
want the work."
At this point the strarigvr seated
himself in a clair, and deliberately
drew the book in question or ov
his satchel, and informed me that
no gentleman to whom he had offer
ed it had failed to subscribe.
Growing desperate i deklared in
in the most emfatik tone "that I
would not hev the book at anv
Rising from his chair
iph his overcoat, and, throwing it
carelessly on the sofa, struck an at
titude, and for ten minutes gave the
most glowing ukount ov the blojd
and the anatomy ov man that 1 ev:-r
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I once more assured him. in a
beseeehing manner, " that i did not
want the book."
Seating himself acainin the chair.
and wiping the drops ov nersnira-
shun from his brow, he went back
to the days ov Adam and Eve, and
for half an hour talked ez no man
ever talked before on the various
diseases the human sistem was ob-
jektto, closing up with a vivid re
cital ov the circulashun of the blood.
Again i insisted unon it that the
book would be ov no use to me and
that i would not hev it.
Springing from hn seat with his
00k in his hand, and his eve3 Hash
ing fire, and his whole manner in
tense, he began to sho me its knot-
ems, wmmonoing at the tltle-pagC.
J saw at last that it wo
than madnes3 to resist any longer,
so i subscribed for the book, consol
ing miself with the reflecshun that
if ever i had a book to sell miself, i
would hev it sold by subskripshun.
lhe more 1 think ov it 1am delit
d with the pious suffering of tho
He is a man whom vu kant eskann
any more than vu kan vour own
shaddo, he follows his victim like a,
ghost and hangs around him grin-
nmg nice an undertaker.
lhe only way tu git nd ov him is
tu subskribe at once, and let him q
:or the next phcllow.
The shaving-sope man, and the
life insurance agent, are verv cood
in their way, but they don't kom
pare with the book-canvasser for
lively work any more than the pen
sive cockroach doz to the red-hot
They steal on vou like a kat on a
mouse when yu ain't looking for
"em, and, like the fly in theepider's
web, the more yu try tu git out the
lurther yu get in.
1 luv the bookMcanvassernow. I117.
words are like hunny in the comb,
and his logic iz like sweet iie, and
tho he may sell me a book i don't
want, and won t have, there 13 real
phun in the way that he duz it.
I subskribe now, at least onco a.
year, for some kind ov a book, that
i never look into, with a title to it
as long as the tail ov a a kat, just
t .11 .
Decause tne dooic canvasser iz so
polite and so utterly impossible to
get rid ov.
Barnum's Fatal Hippodrome.
Mrs. Charles Davis one of the
lady riders in the races at Bp.rnum's
Hippodrome, New York, who was
injured in the hurdle race on Fri-
day nignt, died on Monday. On
the night of the accident, she waa
riding at full speed, and her horse,
"Bpot, an English thoroughbred,
gathered himself too ouicklv to lean
j i. 1'
one of the hurdles, and striking it
with his fore feet, turned a summer
sault. His rider came in contact
with the hurdle and fractured her
collar bone, also sustaining internal
injuries of a serious nature. She
had been suffering previously from
a weakness ot the lungs, and the
shock occasioned by the accident
procured constant and violent hem-
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orrnages wnich caused her heath.
The death of Mrs. Davis make
the fourth fatal accident at the
Hippodrome during the past month,
not to speak of the broken bones
and broken heads of other perfor
mers. Barnum seems to look with
indifference upon his human slaugh
tering business, judging from the
fact that he makes no attempt to
abandon the dangerous sports of Iih
colossal establishment. Upwards
of twenty years ago, Franconi's
Paris Hippodrome exhibited in New
York, with a career something akin
to that of Barnum's, until the auth
orities interposed to modify the
character 01 the performances,
the aetioa be re-enacted.
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