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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.
GENERAL DIRECTORY, j
TAU BO !'
Wt ..r .KiHu Norfloel.
CMMHSIOXKKS-Iionj. Ni.rtlcet, Joseph Cobb, II.
rhi-rrv and t.iorse M:iiii.nvso!i.
SKORSTJ.RT At TRIASCKES-
C' on st able J. B. Tlyatt.
'.jws Watcb Harry Reilne
nines E. Simonson.
n. I, Hill r.attl'
Superior Court Clerk and 1'ro'wte Jud.je
Remitter ot Deed -li. J. K. cell.
Sheriff BiUtle Bryan.
.'ji-oner Win. T. Godwin.
'WeruMW-Kobt. H. Austin.
Surveyor Jesse Harrcil.
School Exatnineri.-U. II. i?!r.-, Win. A.
Duegan and R- S. Williams.
Keeer Poor House Wia. A. Hug'-ran.
C'ohw inaionert M . P. Edwards Clm-uian,
VV in. A . Pugsran, N. B. Bellamy, aud Mac
Mulhuwson. B. J. Ketch. Clerk.
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NOHT1I AN1 SOUTH VIA . & W l'- b
Leave Turboro' (daily) at - - I(' A, -Arrive
at Tarboio' (dully; at 1 -
illVOTON MAIL H i i . .. t . 1 1 -1 1
KAl.KI.AM AND SCAUTA.
1 ja P 1 il tioro'
idniiv) at - - V ;
jVi-riv.-ai Tarlu.ru' (daily) at
rnl. itit:.iitl Ihe l'Mccto! iUictiMg:.
Concord It. A. Chapter No. 5, N. M. Law
Imi... i j li Priest, Masonic Hall, monthly
cK!Vi)'-alioiis first Thursday in ev.-ry month at
10 o'clock A. M.
Conc-d Lodge No- -V Thomas Guil'in,
M.iste-, Masonic Hall, meets tirst Friday nt-ht
at 7 o'clock P. M. ami third Saturday at 10
i it lock A. M. lu every month.
Repiton Encampment No. 13, L O. O. F.,
Dr Jos. Ii. Baker, Chief Patriarch, Oddfel
lows' Hall, meets every first and third 'I hurs
ilay of each month.
Edgecombe Lodge No. 50. 1. o. ). F.,
J. H. Baker, N. G., Odd Fellows' Hall, meets
very Tuesday niyht.
Edgecombe Council No. l-'-J, Friends ol
"emperance, meet every Frii!ay n'lL'ht at the
Odd Fellows' Hall.
Advance Lodge No. L O. (i. T., meets
every Wednesday night at Odd Fellows' Hall
Episcopal Church Services
at 10 1-2 o'clock A. M. and 5 V
'. M. Dr. J. li.
Methodist Church Services
Sundav at. 11 o'clock. Rev. C
Presbyterian Church Services second Suu-
day ol each month at 11 o ciock j. m. 'i
h o'clock P. M. Rev. J. W. Primrose, Ev:i
Missioyiart Baptist Church Services the
'2nd Sunday iu every moitb, at 11 o'clock.
Rev. T. R. Owen, Pastor.
Primitive Baptist Church Services first
Baturday and Sunday of each month at 11
Adams' Hotel, corner Main and Pitt Sts.
O. F.VVdams, Proprietor.
Mrs. Pender's, (formerly Gregory Hotel, 1
Main Street, opposite "Enquirer" Office,
Mrs. M. Pender, Proprietress.
Bank of New Hanover, on Main Street,
next door to Mr. M. Wcddell. Capt. J. 1).
Ouminine:, Cashier. Office hoar from A.
I. to 3 P. M.
Southern Express Office, on Main Struct,
closes every raornintr at o'clock.
N. M. Lawrence, Agent.
Chills and Fever.
Chills and Fever.
No Quinine! No Mercury!
Dr. Bellamy's Pills !
This invaluable medicine involves a per
fectly New Treatment of Chills and Fever,
and will effectually cure and root out the dis
ease from thesvstein.
1. Ailother remedies must not betaken
when the chill and fever lit is on; put the
" Bellamy " Pill can be taken just on snfvl'j
when the" fit is actuily on as at any other time.
Taken once a week duriuir the season of
Chills aud Fever, they will Positively ward
olf and Prevent an Attack making a res -deuce
iu the most infected districts perfcclly
The " Bellamy '' Pill is also a sure rem
edy in all cases of Intermittent Fever, Remit
tent Fever, Typhoid Fever ; Sick Headache,
Indigestion, and Liver Complaints of all
o. After you are entirely discouraged and
hopeless aud all other remedies have failed,
make one more trial, procure one Box of
Bellamy's Pills and take them. TIib proprie
tor guarantees you an absolute and perfect
Reference is made to the extraordinary cure
of Professor Lawrence, Principal uf the In
stitutes of Elocution at New York and Phila
delphia. He says as follows :
" About ten years ago, while n-sidinir in
New Jersey. I had a violent attack of chills
and fever. The chill would come on regular
ly about ten o'clock, and continues for near
ly two hours, followed by a burning fever for
inore than live hours, which 110 medicine
would relieve ; and 1 became so weak that I
could hardly walk across the room, and could
not ascend one flight of stairs in less time
than ten minutes. My life became a burden
to me. I loathed every kind of food, and
every kind of food, and even water tasted to
me like copperas. I couid get no refreshing
sleep cither by night or by day; the medi
cines prescribed for me by physicians gave
ine no relief, and I was fast sinking into the
grave. One day a lady persuaded me to pur
chase a box Bellamy's Pills. 1 took three at
twelve o'clock noon, and three at night. Al
ter taking the two doses 1 li lt better, and that
night, for the first time in three moiith,slept
for fully eight hours. The next morning I
felt much better, and took three more pills.
As ten o'clock approached I prepared myself
for my daily chill, but to my intense joy my
unwelcome visitor did not come ; aud after
eating a hearty dinner at one o'clock, I took
three more pills, aud at night three more.
The next morning, after a delightful night's
rest, I arose at seven o'clock, feeling quite
well; and although still very weak, yet 1 was
able to enjoy my food, and w hether eating or
drinking, everything tasted sweet and pleas
ant to me. In about seven days' time I was
strong enough to walk four miles, and felt
perfectly cured. Ten years have elapsed
sSuse then, and I have never had auothei at
iick of Chills and Fever.
" P. LAWRENCE,
" New York Conservatory ot Music,
"5 East 14th Street."
In conclusion, the proprietor has only to
btate that he will guarantee to cure any case
of Chills and Fever. No fee will ever in such
ease be exacted. The patient is at liberty to
pay or not. All that is desired is, that he
will forward a certificate of his cure at an car
PRICE, ONE DOLLAR PER BOX.
Sold by all Druggists throughout the States
Sent by mail to any address on receipt of
'Jo Dey Street, Mew York.
For sale by WM. HOWARD, Druggist,
Tarboro", N. J.
fiv. J. Walker's California Vin
egar Uittei'S aro a purely Vcsctablo
preparation, raado chielly from tho na
tive herbs found on tho lower rnn.es of
the Sierra Nevada mountains of Califor
nia, tho medicinal properties of which
aro extracted therefrom without tho use
f Alcohol. Tho question is almost
daily asked, "What is tho cause of tho
unparalleled success of Vinlgap. 5rr
u'r.nsT' Our answer is, that they remove
the cause of disease, and the patient re
covers Lis health. They aro the great
blood purifier and a lifc-givins principle,
a perfect Innovator aud Invigorator
of tho system. Never before in the
history of' the world has a medicine lwoa
compounded possessing tho remarkable
qualities of Viyrr.Ait Bitters in healing the
fcick cf every diseaso raau is heir to. They
aro a peatlo Purgative; as we'll as a Tonic,
rol:evi:;g Cor.gestio:i or Iimarumation of
tho Liver ad Visceral Organs 1:1 Eiiious
The properties cf Dk. Walker's
Viskoa- Hitters aro Aperient. Diaphoretic,
Carminative. N umtions, i.asattve. jjmreiic,
Sedative, Counter-Irritant Sadorilie, Altera
tive, aad Anti-lJilious.
11. II. McDOXAIiU & CO..
iT'.jreist a:id Oen. Arts.. San FTaneisoo. Cali!"rnia,
aud rur. iif Washiairtnn and Charlton Sts.. X. V.
Sold by all Ltruggints and L'i alcr.
The on'v known reniedv for
And a positive remedy tor
(;OL"T. GRAVEL. STRICTURES. DIABE
TES. DYSPEPSIA. NERVOUS
Non-retention or Incontinence of Urine, Ir
rita.iou, Inhaiuatiou or Uiceratioa of the
BLADDER & KIDNEYS,
Leucorrhn a or XYhites, Diseases ot the Pios-
trate (iland, Stone in the "I'.vMer,
Colc'i'.us Crave! or Hrickditst I'.-pos-.it and
Mucus or Milky Discharges.
Permanently Cures all Diseases of the
BLADDER, KIDNEYS, AND DROPSICAL
EsistitiH in Men, Women and Children.
LI" NO MATTER XV HAT THE AGE.
Prof. Steele says : " One bottld ot Kear
ney's Fuid Exlr.nct Buclnt is worth more
than all other Radius combined."
Price, One Dollar per Bottle, or Cel
tics lor Five Dollars'
Depot, 1U4 Duane St., New York
A Physician in attendance to answer cor
respoitdetict atal give advice gratis.
J.y Send Stamp for Pamphlets, ier2
Nervous and Debilitated
Pa. J. B. 1'yott, graduate of
Medical College. Philadelphia,
seveial valuable works, can be c
all di . eases of the Sexual or
cans, (which he has made
study ) either in male or female, no matter
from what cause originating or o;' how long
standing. A practice of oO years enables
him lo treat diseases with Ktieees-. Cures
guaranteed. Charges reasonable Those
at a distance can forward lettes describing
symptoms and enclosing stamp to prepay
Send for die Guile In Je,ilih. I'ri'-e 10c.
.(. 11. DYOTT. M. D..
Phv.-ician and Surg. :i,lu4 Duane St., N. Y.
1 'ooic -fi ES 511,
23 nltirtaoro ,
Nearly M) now iu use, working u
varying lrom :l to 240 feel!
iiom v 1 to JW iu'.'''.'e:-
The most powerful Wheel in th" Market.
And nioi-l economical in use of Water.
Large U Lrsravi ei Pamphlet sent post free.
MASTFAfTUHEKS, ALSO, OF
Portable and Stationary Steam Engines and
Koilers, Babcoek it Wilcox Patent 'fabulous
Boiler, Ebauuh's Crusher for Mineral:, Saw
ar.diri-t :iil' Flouring Mill Machinery,
Mach'merv lor White Lead Works and Oil
Mil is, ShafVmg Pulleys aud Hangers.
SEND FOR CIRCULAKS.
Feb. SO, 1 bH. om
Ho. 176 Main Street, Norfolk, Va
Jas. F. Carr & Co.,
Finish all Classes of
from the Card Miniature to Life Si.e.
Oil Colored Portraits in a thoroughly ar
tistic style. Also, views of Buildings, Steam
ers, Yachts, &c. fcO. oin.
FLUID EXTRACT 1
B 1 SI t. ii
er. for the South and ."out.i wesi. I C-- : jagfeggq
r.der hiiat Is "
1 sizes, j
v r-i .s
Nearlv a 1 di.-'-as;s origitm'.e fioni indige--tioi:
and Torpidity of the. Liver, an ', relie! is
always !iiiion!y souahi afttr. It' tho Liver
is KiVu! i:'d 'Ss action, hea'ti: a.inri.st in
varrahlv sr. 'irci!. Want of a'ti M mi the J.iv-
er e.iu-es Headache, Ct.Rtip:tuin, .laund.ee,
j Pain in tiif Sl.'.mlders, Con-.:h ( ijiii, liz.i
' tiess, St:f St;ma-l!, I tad taste U ih- 111 su'h,
' hiii us an cks. luipitati'in o! !!. i - a: l. 1
prcsio:i vf sjii; it s, or ih-' !
i dred other s :niitntiis. fot
LIVER iV '.i i. VI'OH i-
and a liiin-
uhii h SIMMONS'
is t':e I e.-l relilftly
red. It :"-fs ?i:':ltltv,
! that has -ver I'c 11 disef
ctlectua::y, aid ! e;;:.'.
euni pound, 1 1 1 ! !.' t i
ths.t i: trv !'' take; 1
wa v : l! has I eon ui d f
i i roils id the trootl :tui ST
I I i
SIMolONS' LIVER REGULATOR, OR
l.al mil s -no
nin e to
a ') iu'.i" i
ii tak -e
iou' Ueve: a
I he i lie-apes
: luei!:, l!ie 111
Is iriven well ;
i s-;Iety and Liu'
the most deiieau; inlant,
, not i'lterlVre with luisiucss.
)ui no; disarrati;
: Hie .Vsti in.
lakes the id u ot
Contains the simoL-st remedii. .
von sali: Jiv all luurmisrs.
Piedmont Air-Line Railway.
i RICHMOND &.- DANVILLK. RICH XI ON I)
& DANVILLE R. W.. X. C. DIVIS-
! ION. AND NORTH E ST
ERN N. C. K. W.
CONDENSED TIME TABLE-
In effect on raid after Monday, A 112. 10, 1 ST i.
stations. Mail. Express. !
Leave Charlotte 7.4- v. m. 8.3" a.m. j n
Air-Line Jet' u. i.lo - S.o'J " d U
" Salisbury, 10.4-1 " I0..'4 "
Greensboro' 2.1-) a. m. 1.15 p.m.:
Danville. o.l;l '; ". oC " 1 U
Dundee. o.U-j ' '-)A ,:
" Burkville, ll.:;t) IUU
Arrive at Richmond, i. M. 11.04 "
COING SOLTII. ! 100
stations. Mail. Express.
Leave Richmond, l.:!8 i. 11.04 p.m.
" BurkviHe, 4.41 " 2.07 a. m.
Dundee, '..'-!) i: 7.4:)
" Danville. 'J.2t ' 7.44 ':
tlreensboro', 12 20 a. m. 11. 00 "
" Salisbury, 3.1" 1 21 i m.
" Air-Line Jnctn.O.l-j -: ".2o "
Arrive at Charlotte, 0 22 " 3.C0 "
GOING EAST. GOING WEST.
stations. Mail. Mail.
L've Greensboro', m 2.1" a.m. Ait.11.15a m
Co. Shops, !L 4.00 " 10.00 "
Raleigh, - 8.10a. 11. 1 T..41 "
Arr. atGoIdsboro,? IC.-jO " g L've 2.:!0p.m
NORTH WESTERN IT. C. XL
Leave Greensboro .)0 a m
Arrive at Salem ::."0 "
Leave Salem i'.'i'i p m
Arrive at Greensboro 11. lo "
Passenger train leaving Raleigh at 5.41
1. XI., r e tiecis at Gteen-boro' with the
Northern hound train ; making ihe quickest
time to all Northern cities. Pii.ce of Tick
ets same as via other routes.
Trains to and from points East of Greens
boro' connect at Greensboro' with Mail
Trains to or from points No it':: or South.
Trains daily, both way-.
On Sundays Lynchburg Accommodation
leave Richmond at il.OO A. M., arrive at
I Burkevii'.n 12.4: p. ?,L. leave Bur!
A. XL, ariive at Richmond 7
Pullman Palace Cars on
between Charlotte and Richmond.
For further information address
S. E. ALLEN,
Cen'l Ticket Agent,
Greensboro, N, C
T. XI. R. TALCOTT,
Engineer & Gen'I Superintendent.
1 OR R
THE residence of Mrs. M. E. Lewis,
w ith about Jour acres of land.
The boue contain? eiirht. rooms. On
the lot are KITCHEN, SERVANT'S HOUSE,
DAIRY, SMOKE HOUSE, OEEEN HOUSE
and STABLES, all in go'jd repair. This
being situated in the pleasar.test part of the
The FURNITURE will be disposed
Apply to -W. W EDDELl Ji CO.
Taiboro', March 13, 1S74. tf.
per day. Agents
wanted everywhere. Par-
II. Blaih & Co., St. Louis,
! j'(rj ; a i 1
u7i i mu&cU
I FOR UJ
TARBORO N. C, FRIDAY, AUGUST 28,
FARMER COOK STOVii
Kinston, y.C , M.iy 20, lb7J.
Jlcsarf. Culm- 1U others: We clipcrfnliy
! (rai)t you permission to us oar uumes as
you see proper in ciiinifndaliori of your
i " Fanner Cooking Stote,!' for we regard it
as heitig altoaei hvr the best cooling- stove
; in t;s;e, and is ai! that is desirable iu a stove
1 lor it is simple iu eotisti HCtion, has no dam-
;ipi s or flues to lm:ti out, ami bakes quick
and beautifully. We bespeak fur you a
liberal patronage froir our neighbors and
friends, tie!i"vini, us we do, that Untie who
; purchase v.-.-.e of tht- stoves will ever rrsrel
; it, bui wii; consider it a ia'e prizo Your
'. etitetp'ise merits success and we hope you
, will attain it.
.Limes T. Aske
W. II. Worth,
.!. C. llartJiield
J. ,T. JtLifiie,
W. T. Hi!!.
Mis. fc'it-ian l!.'!;
W. li . t.'i:ii":i
S. C. Siu:;,
.!. K. W. S.i-l'.
''. V. OlIUO!.,!.
Im.it I Tayloi .
( 'a i v ,;i Loi:so.
t-.' i C. it,:
Mrs. M. .J.
.L.I. n Till!.
I.. It. Aldri.iiie,
1. (J. Taylor,
R IV loiter,
U. V. U'iegiiis,
J L. 2'elson,
John 0. WiKiteti, St.,
li. W. Woolen,
Mrs. M. S. Dectot:,
(ito. Sv. Mcbaiiiel,
.! itlin tj. Woolen.
( ii-'is Ileatli.
I). II. Harrison,
Win. E. Hill,
L XV. Hill.
Cocntv, N. C,
I, Vu:. W.N. Hunter, Clerk of said Court,
ally that the. foiegtiii! list contains the
me.s of respectable citizens of this and ad
nin counties and that their statement as
bove is entitled to full faith and credit.
Witness my hand and official seal
fsKAr..J at office in Kinston, N. C, May -0,
1ST I. W. W. II. Hunter,
.5 lily 10, ls7i.-2nj. -'lerk.
TS7"E are receiving
t aud Arrow Tie:
a lar,'e lot of Bagging
which we offer to our
We are Agents for the
Taylor Cotton Gin,
GIANT HORSE POWER.
S. S. NASH & CO.,
Wholesale Grocers and Com. Merchants.
Ta.boro', Aug. 11. tf
THE undersigned takes pleasue in inform
ing the public thai he has established
iu Williamstou a large and first-class
j Livery, Sale and
' at which he is prepared to board horses by
i the day, week or month. Having a good
stock of horses always on hand, he will 6ell
I or exchange on reasonable terms. Ho will
1 also send paeseugers about the country at
j moderate rates. Drovers will always find at
I his Stables ample accommodations.
I JAMES M. L. SITERSON,
j XVilliamstou, N. C.
1 . fc. Any person communicating with hiui
can hive a c .veyanee sent to any part de
sired. J. M. L. S.
Jan. :jo, is'.-i. ly.
Manhood: How Lost,
Just published, a new edition
of Dr. Cnlverwell's Celebrated
Essav on the radical cure (with
out medicine) of Spermatorrhea or Semi
nal XVeaknes, Involuntary Seminal Losses,
Impoteucy, Mental and Phisical Incapacity
Impediments to Marriage, etc.; also, Con
sumption, Epilepsy and Fits, induced by
i self-indulgence or scctual extravagance, &c.
Price, in scaled envelope, only six cents.
The celebrated author, in this admirable
Essay, clearly demonstrates, from a thirty
years' successful practice, that the alarming
consequences of self-abuse may be radically
cured without the dangerous use of internal
medicine or the application of the knife;
pointing out a mode of cure at once simple,
certain, and effectual, by means of which
eveiy sufferer, no matter what his condition
may be, may cure himself cheaply, private
ly, and radically.
I 'V'' This Lecture should be in the hands
of every youth and every man in the land.
Sent under seal, in a plain envelope, to
any address, punt-paid, on receipt of six cents
or two post stamps.
Address the Publishers,
C1IAS. .1. C. KLINE & CO.,
127 Rowery, New York ; Post Office Box,
4oSt. jy 31-tf.
Bank of New Hanover,
"Wilmington V- C-
tal & Surplus, S350.000
BRANCH AT TARBORO', N. C.
H. WEDDELL, Pres't. J. D. CUMMIHG, Cash'r
Matthew Wcddell, John 8. Dancy,
Fred. Philips, John Norfleet,
W. (i. Lewis, Elisha Cromwell.
T'.lo H.,.,L- ( i-'inni-ls: n ironornl bftnllintr hns.
j ine00. Collects in any" part of the United
States. Buys and sells Uold, Oliver, -x-charge.
Old Bank Notes and Stocks.
Feb. 20, 1874. ly.
rpjlE undersigned especially calls attention
L to the citizens ot larDoro- ana Bnrronna
imr country to the fact that he has inst open
ed on Main street, opposite Howard's Drug
Grocery and Bar Room,
where he will keep supplied with any thin
iu the Grocery line, and also the choicest of
Liquors in his Bar. Give me a call.
S. L, MOORE.
Tarboro', 10, 1ST4. tf.
THE BLIE F0PL1X.
BY MA THE DYER
' There ! what a lovely shade!
Thia is just the tliino;, iJ-t. You
must have it,' and Miss Burlitigtune
tossed the folds of blue poplin,
pure Irish, every thread silk, up in
better view as she spok".
' I can't afford it, Fanny. 1
li;c;'ionly twenty-five dollars in the
world, and that must go home to
mother, for she needs it,' w;is the
quii,t answer f Ida Ross, while her
eyes, blue as the siik, rested ad
minngly on th- piece, which sue
longed to jioy-css.
'Nonsense!' cried Fanny: go
in debt for it tili some of your
music scholars send then- tsior.ev
in. It needn't
'Oil, Faouy !
debt for a party
' Nonsense,' rt'jieatcd
ny. Ladies do that e
or and yon knuw you'll have
riir. Come, Ida
it is my farewell party, ami 1 par
ticularly w ant you to weal the same
color I do, This poplin is just the
shude of my blue satin. Do g. -t it
to please me !'
' How much is it a y.ml V in
quired JJa of the shopman.
'You shall have it very cheap
only two dollars a yard yon don't
often have such a chance for a piece
like that, madam. '
' Twenty-five yards fifty doU
lars say nothing of trimmings,'
was Ida's hasty calculation, as she
half glanced up at a young man
who stood near, and whi suddenly
turned his back upon them. 'I
ought not, I know, but it is so
pret'y !' she wont on. And aloud
slie said :
'You ought not to tempt me so,
Fanny. 1 want it ha,d enough,
dear knows. But I wont decide.
Keep it till to-morrow, please, and
I will call agam m the
she said to the clerk.
' Oh, you'll take it I know,' said
Fa.vny, as ths obliging clerk laid
the goods aside, and the two young
girls passed out.
-.Is they went, the young man
vrho had turned his back upon them
faced round, and looked after them
with an odd expression on his hand
some face. But Ida little guessed
that Maxwell Derwent was near and
had heard every word of her con
versation with Fanny, or she would
have fallen to the floor with morti
fication. ' I wonder if she will buy the
dress ';' he said to himself, as he
followed the young ladies out. ' I
hope not. I could not respect a
girl in her circumstances who could
incur a debt like that for i party
dress. I hope she will not. If she
does ' Maxwell Derwent com
pressed his fine lips firmly and did
not finish his sentence in words,
but mentally he added 'then all
is over with us, for 1 will not seek
a wife who can be guilty of a clis-t
He sighed as he spoke, for he
was more than interested in the
pretty little music teacher. He
had seen a good deal of her lately
for, owing largely to Fanny Bur
lingame's influence, Ida was receiv
ed in the same society she had
moved in before her father's death.
And, thoughtless as well as selfish
though Fanny was, she was sincere
in her friendship for Ida.
The evening for tho farewell
party given to Fanny by her aunt,
Mrs. Burgess, arrived quickly.
And in a verv thoughtful mood.
Maxwell Derwent arrayed himself
for his appearance.
4 It. will be a deep disappointment
to me if I see Miss Ross in the blue
dress,' he soloquized, fitting on his
p-lovcs before he started. 'For if I
find she has nobleness and firmness
enough to resist this temptation, I
will seek to win her. If she has
not well, an extravagant, incon
siderate wile would soon rum a man
with more money than I have, and
I won t risk it. JJetter bear a little
pain now than a great deal here
after, rrcvention is better than
repentenco. After all, though, it
docsn t matter much.
But it did matter much, for Max
well Derwent's heart had never
beaten so anxiously as it beat when j
he stood ia Mrs. Burgess s elegant
parlor, watching the ladies arrive.
And it sunk like lead in his breast,
with one heavy throb, as Ida and
Fanny Burhngame came in togeth
er. Yet Ida had never looked so
lovely as she did to-night. Her
fair cheek was flushed the hue of a
pink sea-shell, her blue eyes lit with
a happy light, two or three soft
curls straying from the golden
crown on her pretty head down
over her white shoulders, and noth
ing could have been more oecom-
inrr to her blonde beauty than th
lustrious blue folds which fell
around her slender figure, and trail
ed upon the rich carpet beneath her
But nothing could make that
blue poplin beautiful in Maxwell's
' Fifty dollars for the pattern,'
thought he, and a good round sum
for all that lace and ribbon trim
ming, and another seventy-five, 1
suppose to the dressmaker. What
a lo,d of debt for a young girl to
carry ! Poor, foolish little thing !
He added the last words half pity
ingly, half scornfully, as he went
up to address her, not caring to call
remark upon himself by seeming to
But he could not make his man
ner seem otherwise than cold end
constrained, and Ida soon felt it.
She could not guess the cause, but
the light went out of her eyes, and
her smile was not so bright as when
the happy evening began.
She was glad when Tom Bur
gess came up and invited her to
dance, giving her a chance to get
away from Maxwell.
lie, poor fellow, had no heart for
dancing. IIo turned away per,
in p.. fate led him and sought the
.shadow of a distant window-curtain
from whence he might watch the
dancers at his will.
He stationed himself behind two
matronly ladies, one of whom he
did not know, and the other knew
weli, for it was his hostess and
Fanny's aunt, Mrs. Burgess.
He did not pay attention to their
conversation, until the stranger
ia-ly said, ' What a pretty girl Miss
Ida iioss is !'
' She is a noble girl ; a true wo
man,' replied Mrs. Burgess.
Her dress is very becoming.
But one would hardly think she
could afford to dres3 so elegantly,'
observed the other lady.
' That very dress is one thing
which shows her nobleness, said
' How ? You interest me,' said the
'Then I will tell you the storv,'
said Mrs. Burgess and all unawares
how interested was the listener who
stood behind her she went on: This
is Fanny's farewell party, before
she goes South, you know, and she
had set her heart on having her
friend 7da wear a dress the same
color as her own. She bought her
self a blue eatin, and wished Ida to
purchase a beautiful blue Irish pop
lin which they saw. Ida knew she
could not buy the dress without
going into debt for it but she was
so much tempted that she promised
to call the next day and decide.
She did go, by herself, and told the
clerk she would not take the dress.
Then she came here and told Fan
ny. You know Fanny is a little
heedless and a little selfish, some
times, and she was so disappointed
at not having ida wear the blue
that she spoke very unkindly. Ida's
feelings, I saw, were deeply woun
ded, but she only said, 'I will do
any thing I can to please you, Fan
ny, but 1 cannot lose my self-re-
and I should do
so n l
in debt for a ball-dress, which I do
not really need. I will not do it.
So please let me be as happy as I
can in my old white dress.' I saw
the tears in her eyes as she spoke,
and I quite appreciated the struggle
the young girl had been through.
It happened that I had in my pos
S2ssion a piece of handsome blue
silk which Dr. Burgess sent me
while he was in Washington, last
winter, not thinking that an elderly
lady like me would appear ridicu
lous in such a color. With a great
deal of difficulty, I persuaded Ida to
accept it as a gift from me she
made it entirely herself, and those
beautiful trimmings she took from
two other dresses of her own, to
put on this one. And the result i3
what vou see.'
'Indeed 'began the lady who lis
tened; but Maxwell Derwent waited
to hear no more. Quickly making
the way through the crowded rooms
to where Ida was iust leaving tho
group f dancers, ho offered her his
'Miss Ross, let me take you into
the garden, it is oppressively warm
in here.' His tone was so different
from the one he had used early in
the evening that Ida looked up in
momentary surprise, as she accept
ed his offer.
Pausing at the dressingroom
door to find her shawl and throw it
around her shoulders as protection
from the cool night, they stepped
out in the beautiful grounds, lighted
only by the full summer moon.
Maxwell led the way to a nook
where they were shielded from ob
servation. Then he stopped, and
'Mis Ida, when I first met you
i3 evening, I treated you coldly,
I want to ask your pardon tor it
'It it is granted,' said Ida, pleas
antly. : 'May I know wherein I had
'It I may ask one question, re
turned Maxwell, smilling down into
her upturned face.
'Ask it,' said Ida, gently.
But instead of speaking, Maxwel
stood perfectly quiet one moment
Then turuning, witn a quick im
pulse, he caught a fold of Ida's
blue robe, and luting it to his lips.
kissed it tenderly.
Sho looked up at him, in intense
astonishment. Without explaining
his action, he drew her to him wi'h
one strong young arm, ami said,
'Ida, I love vou. Will vou give
yourself to me?'
bhe gave him another searching
glance. Face and voice were too
grave and earnest to admit of doubts
or trifling, even had she been so
disposed. She only let her head
drop again to his broad shoulder,
anr said, in a low, clear voice:
'Yes if you will take me.'
'If I wiil!' Both passion and tri
umph were in Maxwell Derwent' s
voice as he clasped her close to his
bosom, and holding her closer, said,
gently, 'Till death do us part, Ida.'
'Till death do us part,' softly and
solemnly lepeated Ida.
A little later Maxwell told her
his story. And at its close he kis
sed the blue robe once more, saying
'It has made made me very misera ble
andjvery happy, too.'
And if he ki.-sed the wearer as
well as the robe, I don't know who
had a better rirrht, I'm sure, for the
blue poplin and the blue-eyed girl
who wore it were his own property,
to be sure '
The Old American Aristocracy.
The most marked feature of colo
nial society was its aristocratic
character. Our ancestors brought
with them the nc tions of rank and
precedence which prevailed at home,
and even in those colonics which,
like the New England, were estab
lished on a democratic basis, the ar
istocratic feeling of the superiors
was almost as strong as in the feu-,
dal South and New York. Custom
gave privileges which the laws did
not recognize, and a comparatively
few families monopolized official
dignities. John Adams, for instance,
mentions the Chandler family 'en
grossed almost all the public offices
and employment in the town and
county' of Worcester, Massachus
etts It is well-known how the
Hutchinson kin filled the chief
places of public trust in that provs
ince. In New York the Delanceys
and Livingstons were said to he
'the two great families upon whose
motions all their politics turn.'
The aristocratic spirit of the Virs
ginian magnates is proverbial to this
ay. In South Carolina the gen
try, we are told, were more numer
ous than in any other colony in
It was common to see several offi'
ces in the hands of a single person,
who perhaps was colonel of militia,
judge of probate, justice of the
peace, member of the legislative
body, etc. ihe colonial families,
however, were compelled to share
such distinctions with the favorites
of courtiers. A dignitary of New
York, writing in 174G of the low
rate of judicial salaries, which were
not enough to tempt an able lawyer
to leave nis practice, fears that if
they should be raised 'some sorry
fellow would bo crammed
upon the colony because his patron
did not know what else to do with
him" fThe Galaxy. 1
The Detroit Free Pres? tells the
"Margaret Graham why is this
thus?" asked his Honor, as an aged
woman stood at the bar.
"I couldn't help it sir," she sadly
said, folding her hands and drop
ping her eyes.
'I see gray hairs, wrinkles of age,
and signs that you are slowly drift
ing into the grave," he continued,
"and yet you get drunk and hurrah
for Gen. Jackson, and rouse the
neighbors from their beds."
"Pleas, sir, it was a small drunk,"
"And yet you have been here be
fore, and I have let mercy overpow
er justice. I am ashamed, Marga
ret, to think that, in this nineteenth
century of civilization, a woman
brtyfour years old should be
brought in here charged with drunk-
"I'll do better sir."
"I hope so, Margaret: I hope you
will dash the cup from you and
take a solemn vow never to drink
anything stronger than river water
"I will, sir."
"4nd though the bloom of youth
may not return to your faded cheek,
you will feel young again in spirit,
and lite will seem to you like a
grand pic-nic at Belle Isle-, with
frosted cake piled up ten feet h-gh
One further remark and I am
done I shall send you up for nine.
The Very, Very First Familes.
Workmen on anew Virginia rail
road, about a mile from Weldon,
toward Garysburgh, have dug from
the river's bank a vast heap of skel
etons, packed close together, tier on
tier, and intermingled with the hit
man bones, a lot of sharp stone
arrows, rude mortars, and pipe-
bowls. The skulls were nearly an
inch in thickness, the teeth were as
large as those of a horse, and filed
sharp like those of canibals, and
the leg-bones indicated that the
stature of these members of a 'lost
and forgotten race' must have been
as great as eight or nine feet.
on t ue ixeeiur
scano.'i' ih- ;,:.-.v
religion . join o t ,
i trk Ut-'srrrrr, a
of wide .lit ri',: .Con
aim itiiMiciice, m i ices the jipju'iitlpd
comments, .-o sensible and timely
that we honor them with ediioiial
repro luetioi . The. developments of
this Brook I n tale of sin and snr
row directing public attention very
pointedly to the (uestion of the re
lation between the pastor rndhis
always more or less enthused iemale
parishioners. The grave danger
to the clergyman, a ad the stil!
graver danger to religion, which
nay follow indiscretion or want of
acquaintance -iih human nature,
masculine or teiuin'.ne, demanded
that th's matter met t ihe serious
con.-i'lerai ion of tin- el rjy and of
society. Auy teaching, doctrine,
or usage winch allows priest or
preacher, or anyboby else, to step
in between husband and wife, is
wrong and dangerous to society.
It is based nil social condition, hap
pily gone forever, ami which the
constitution --f American social life
and our ideas or soil' respect and
persona! independence will never
al'ow to come around again. It in;
not likely, however, that any direct
ciaim by any power or man or set
of men to regulate the family re
tions of Americans will ever be se
riously pushed the moment it is
resisted. The idea of the govern
ment of society and the grasp of
power by such means belongs to a
past age. the practical danger
now is in the thoughtless fostering
of unnecessarily private or confi
dential relations between the cler
gyman and the femininine members
of his flock, or in the exchange of
the lesser familiarities which the
moral tone of modern society for
bids between the ordinary man and
The common custom, for in
stance, of the minister's taking the
first kiss at a marriage, is a point
ed illustration. This usage dates
back to the time of feudal robbery
of privileges and private rights. It
is indecorous now, and is probably
the shadow and relic of an observ
ance more than indecorous. It is
indulged in, of course, now without
thought of any history in the past
or any meaning in the present,
but it is this very thing of thought
lessness which we are condemn -
Resolutions Passed by the Late Demo
cratic Convention of Indiana.
Resolved, First: That we are in fa
vor of the redemption of five-twenty
bonds and greenbacks according to
the law under which they are is
sued. Second: We are in favor of the re
peal of the law of March, 18G9,
which assumed to construe the law
so as to make such bonds payable
exclusively in gold.
Third: We are in favor of the re
peal of the National Banking law
and the substitution of greenbacks
for the National Bank currency.
Fourth: We are in favor of a re
turn to specie payment as soon as
the business interests of the coun
try will permit.
Fifth: We are in favor of such
legislation from time to time as will
adjust the volume of the currency to
the commercial and industrial wants
of the countay.
The New Postal Law. The
Postofficc Gazette for July summa
rizes what the new post-office bill
accomplishes, as follows: 1. Prepay
ment of newskaper postage after
Janurry 1,1875. 1. Gives free deliv
ery to all newspapers, to subscribers
only (daily, semi- weekly, weekly,
monthly, or quarterly,) within the
county in which they are printed
and published from July I, 1874.
o. Makes a uniformity in all matter
other than newspapers, as third
class, limited to four pounds at one
cent for each two ounces. All pa
pers now (today) circulate free in
the counties wherein they are prins
ted and receive their
A Kiss, not a Blow.
in a sharp
'oo,' cried a little
tone to his sister.
'I kiss 'oo' said his sister, stretch
ing out her arms and putting up
her rosy lips in a sweet kiss
lomy looked a look
Did his little ears hear
mi !! .1 i
iney am, ior mere was a kiss on
busy s lip3. A smile broke over his
angry face like sunshine on a dark
'I ki3s 'oo, too,' he then said; and
the little brother and sister hugged
and kissed each other quite heartily.
A kiss for a blow is better than tit
for tat, isn't it?
The will of John Edgar Thomp
son, late President of the Pensylva
nia Railroad, after providing for his
wife and others, directs the appro
priation of the ballence of the net
income of the estate to the educa
tion and maintenance of the female
orphans of railway employees, who
may have been killed while in the
discharge of their duties. The es-
tfttA ia valnol of Iwa mill! ilnL
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