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TARBORO, EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 18G7.
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ATTORNEY AT I.AW,
TAIlBOllO', N. C.
OFFICE, one door below Tost Cilice,
niul one above the store of D render & Co.
vli business intrusted to my care will
be promptly and strictly attended to.
Sept. 'Jo, 1806. 12-tf
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
" Ofiice Kc. 21 West Main Street,
.Messrs. Dancy. l!"inau i: Co., New York.
r. J1. P. C'lt-meni. l:-.ltiiiiore.
Messrs. C. W (rriiiuly'fc Sous. Norfolk,
lion W. A. Graham," llillsboro', N. C.
lion. Y. N. 11. Smith, MuriYeesboro'. N.C.
A 11 j. '-'.). 3'J-it
ASA 1HGC.S. J. EUWIX MOORE
BICGS & MOORE,
.ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Tarboro', N. C,
WILL attend the Courts in the Conn
ties of Martin, Bertie, Pitt, Edge
combe, Halifax, Na&h, Wilson and Wayne,
nnd also the Federal, Bankrupt and bu
preine Courts. Strict attention paid to
the collection and adjustment of claims,
and to case in Bankruptcy.
August 1, 18G7. 35 tf
5?" Wilson Carolinian and Goldsboro'
Star insert for cue month and send bill to
J. A. Pleasants, 31. P.
TARBORO', N. C.
Sept. 10." 41-tf
DR. It. F. E0BERTS0X,
den mm TlST,
TAUUORO', n. o,
frT.ce at the Edgecombe House, where
4:c can be fouud cu Monday and Tnesd.iy
of C;.ch week. .
"' May 2, 1807. 22-tf
A. E. RICKS, U. 1). L , would respect
fully say to the Citizens of Tarboro find
its icinity, that be is ag::in in the practice
cf hi.-? Piofession ami wilj. ia the future
as in the past endeavor to discharge his
duty fait '..fully for all those who require
Address, Ilocfcy Mount, X. C.
Feb. 3, 1S0G in tf
BRYCE & CO.,
23 Chambers amd 5 Reticle Streets,
XEW TOR Si.'
FECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO
I. V the sale of Cotton in this Market, on
v I'ii-ii liberal advances will be made and
T X PAID on application to It. Chapman.
Sept. 1J. 41-ly
Hkh'dJ, Conner. Chas. II. Richardson
JAS. II. McCLUEIt, of N. C,
Ii. J. COXXER & CO.,
Mapufacturcr? and Dealer? in
lie's, V.aps, Furs, Straw Good
2.-.! & 250 CANAL STIJ F.I'T,
Nearly opposite Ivirle's Hotel,
July 2H 33-tf
JOHN E, H0YT,
pf Washington, N. C, with
CHICHESTER & CO.,
WIIOL;SaLB T)KALK," IS
Foreign and Domestic Hard
ware, No 10, Barclay Street, near Aston House,
.:-iTf All orders jrotiiptly attended io.-jg
Feb. 10 11-tf
KKGWX & tl YLEii,
112 Pearl Street,
W II5ERAL ADVANCES ON COI -M.J
s'giiincnts of Cotton and other
Produce Bagging, Bale Eope and Iron
Tics, furnished t Planters on lavcrablc
New York. A tiff. 20, 107. 30-2m
Tannahil!, Dlcllvaihe & Co.,
C'Jinn issiou Merchants,
130 Pearl Street,
Strict PerGonal Attention given to
BT)E.-,T ROLL AN I) GUNNY BAG
J5'gii!ir, Rope and Iron furnished at
iow.'s mnrkft raios.
Taxes on Cotton will be paid by our friends
Messrs. D. Pender & Co.; Matht,',v Weddtdl,
lis,.. Messrs. Smith & Williams', Tarboro',
N. C. J. E. Lmdsey, Rocky Mount, N. C.
Messrs. (.;. II. Prowu , Co., Washington. N.
C. Ant'. 2'J. yj-tf
A. T. BRUCE & CO.,
General Commission Merchants,
' For the Sale of Cotton and other
No. 16G TEARL STREET,
JJ ARTIES Slii;iiin.l Cotton to us can be
3. acenimodntel with fu ids to pay Tax
by calling on Messrs. Crown & Pippen or
Mr. II. D. Te-.l. Tarboro'.
Property covered Sy Insurance ns scon
R. JOHN II. II Y.MAX OF SCOT-
land Neck, N. C, having tins day
withdrawn from the firm of JJancy. Hy
ii) an & Co., and 11. W. I1VMAN & THEO
DORE II. IIVMAN of New ork city, an
milled as nnrtners, the business of the linn
will be coiitiiinud under the same style and
name. J NO. . JJAACY,
JOSEPH 11. HYMAN.
New York, September 20iu lbG7. 32-at
DAXCY, iToJan & CO.,
General Commission Merchants,
"So. 24 Excbang-e Place,
11 1 II I in FOR SALE a very
.m. superior inline. l"
GEO. C. SUQG.
RICKS, KILL & CO.,
' ' COt TON' AND
Gen. Commission Merchants
BAGGING and HOPE furnished pay
able in Cotton. Liberal advances
made. Sep 1 40-tf
JAMES GORDON & CO.,
Com m iss ion Jlerch a n ts,
ROMPT rEKSONAL ATTENTION
given to the sale of Produce of every
kind, nnd to the purchase of all supplies
for Farmers, Merchants, and others in the
country. n0v 29, 1-tf
Geo. II. Freer, John B. Neal,
of N. C. of X. C.
FREER & SEAL,
Gen. Commission Merchants,
no a folk, r.""
LIBERAL ADVANCES ON CONSIGNMENTS
Refer to Exchange National Bank, Nor
folk, ap 25 21-ly
t'.ir. Grandy, C.R.Grand CW.Grandy.jr
C. IF. GRANDY & SONS,
House Established 1813,
FORWARDING AND COMMISSION
Grain, Naval Stores and Country I'Vo
duce generally, and purcliasers of General
Sept 13 42-tf
C0WANI) & HARRISS,
General Comaission Merchants,
NORFOLK, VA. .
"5 7 II-1-1 attend promptly to sales f Cnt
IV ton, Grain, Lumber, Tobacco, X.t
val Stores, Lc and purchase of Supplies,
and forwarding Cotton and Tobacco to Eu
rope if desired. ?
I). G. Cowasd, Washington Co., -V. C.
11. J. Harbiss, Granville, late of Halifax
County, A.. C. aug 1-33 Oiu.
kg Refers to T. E. Lewis, Tarboi-o.
KADEIl BICCS. J. J. UIGGS
KADER EIGGS & CO.,
Comvi iss ion . s la xh a n is,
Shipments made to Liverjool free of
forwarding Commissions, ai.d the usual
Special attention paid to the sale
of Cotton, and all kinds cf Country Tra
duce, jitne 2 27 1y '
J. D. !JEF.I. ACT..
PRACTICAL I IATTER,
Whules.ile and J?etail Dealer in
Hats, Caps, Straw Goods,
Umbrellas, Cuncs, &,i ,
No. 18 Main Street,
NORIORK, Y A .
nr. IS. 20-ly
L. Berldty. W. M. Jh'llar.
J. W Grawbj. Formerly of N. 0.
BERKLEY, BULLAR k CO.
WLo'.t s:!e Dealers in
I.rj" Goods & Notions,
1G West Main Street,
Next door to Exchanee National Bank
r.nr. 28. 10 ly
ESTA 1311 S II ill) 1831 .
J. M. FREE5I1X,
"Watchmaker and Jeweler,
NO. 2J .MAIN' STREET,
Corner of Talbot Street.
CONSTANTLY ON HAND A FULL
' assortment of Vtut.livs, Jewelry, Sil
ver ware, &c.
AVatches carefully and properly Repair
ed, npr. 4. 16-tf
CIIEREY & MIPP,
(Late "N. I). ROBERTS Jr. & Co.,)
Manufacturers, Wholesale and Retail
Cooking and Heating Movest
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron
House Furnishing LVoods, and Brokers
Cor. Roanoke and Wide Water Sts.,
mar. 28.' '
Z.. L. Brichhouse. S. J. 'Ihomas.
L. L. ERICKIIOrSE & CO.,
Wholesale and Retail dealers in
Trunks, Valises, Carpet Bags&c,
N p . 33 Main Street,
Opposite Taylor, Martin & Lo.,
EST" Full stock constantly on hand fit
Lowest Market Prices.; '
John II. Feukee,- of Morgancon, 17. C,
mar 28. - lG-Ty
C F Greenwood. Fred Greenwood.
C. F. GREENWOOD & CO.,
"Watchmakers and Jewelers,
f THINE GOLD AND SILVER TfA.TCII
1 es, Diamonds, Pearl and other rich
Jewelry, Solid Silver and Plated Ware,
No. . 27 Main Street,
N. B. Watches and Jewelry repaired by
the most skillful vcrkmcn and warrantsd.
April I, 1807. I8-I7 '
(Successor to R DILWORTU,)
No. 1 "Wido "Water Street,
WILL PAY THE HIGHEST MAR
kct price for Cotton and Woolen
Rags, Rope, Paper, Metals, B0OG3, &c.
June 6, 1SG7. 27-ly
TAYLOR, MARTIN & CO.,
B aU IRON AND STEEL,
Bi'LTING ANO PACK1N3,
House Furnishing Goods, &c,
Circulir Front, corner of Msia street and
Nails at Factory Prices, Trace Chains,
Weed. Hilling and Grub Hoes, Horse 'Col
lars and ILiuies, Axes, Saws, &c, &c. '
The trado supplied at Northern prices.
war. 2S. 10-ly
89 Main Street,
Wholesale and Retail
Clothier and Merchant Taybr.
SLEEPS CONSTANTLY ON HAND
Sl one uf the largest and best selected
stocks cf Ready Made Clothing and
gent furnishing goods, also a tine assort
nient of piece goods, which, he is prepared
to irakc up to order in the latest and most
fashionable styles, a call is very respect
fully re.;ues'ed. S. W. SELD-NElt.
April 4, J 807. 18-tf
"1 Tl M." 's7"kZ -
J. II. BODOX,
(Laic of the fir;;i of Doib-on d" Rair.or.)
Has Ilemcved Lis Stock to tlis old
Xo. "i East Side Water Street.
"07" 1 1 ERE he will Le ploa-icj to sec
' hi old ii-icnds and t'.ie public general
ly. He has 011 hand a largu and wcil select
ed iloc!; of
Als3, Erandi??, Gins, Wir.es and
One lot of which i a inasrnificcnt article,
ten ytsrs olJ, and auotlier seven years old,
to which he calls special attention Also,
Old JLoudon Bock lirantlies,
j-P1UOE5 M E D E R AT 2 . "Goj.
Give me a call.
J. II. uonsoN.
No. 7 Widewater street.
Sept. 5. l;-lin
DAVIS & BROTilER,
Wholesale dealers ia
and Agents for Carolina Relle Scutch
SuuT, and various grades of
-WT Y.Y.V CONSTANTLY ON HAND
jiK. a full st.H-k of Su?ar and Cui'ec,
Flour, Lard, Racon, Candles, Family and
Fancy $o ips, Cheese, Putter, Fish, Pork,
Salt, Candy, Buckets, Brooms, Shot, Pow
der, an 1 many otLer articles, to complete
the assortment uu:.l!y found in a
Iiii CU-oces'V 52:5"i.
Any consigiiuicnt will have especial ct
Fd. P. 7M. Ed. M. M.-.ore. Ed. J. Gijith.
EM-TIED P. Trm L CO.
VHOLESALB DEALKHS IN
West Side Market Square,
Sign 0 1 the Anvil.
AGENTS TOR THE SALE OF OLD
Dominion Nails, Emery's Cotton Gin,
Boyle & Gambles Circular. Pit and cut
Saws WarrcnUd. Gum Belting, all sizes.
A large stock always on hand of Axes,
Spades, Shovels, Forks, Chain Traces
Hollow Ware, Horse Collars, Rope.
Agents for Fairbanks & Go's Standard
that will weigh a Gold Dollar or a Canal
A large stock of Queens Ware, China
and Glass. Attention of the trade re
spectfully solicited, mar. 28. IG-ly
" r. nniM?
In connection with our splendid
JOB PRINTING OFFCE, -S
is now in succzssful operation, arid we are
SCTERI0R BLANK-BOOKS, ,4
Binding and Rebinding Periodicals, Old
AND EVERY KIXD OF WORK
Done in a Frrst-Class Book-Bindery.
THE BEST OF WORKMEN 025LY
are employed by us.
Thi3 is' the only establishment of the
kind in Tide-water Virginia, and we can
do work as well and cheap as it can be
done in the North.
EVERY VARIETY OF BOOK and
IN PLAIN OR FANCY COLORS.
Call at the JOURNAL office, 12 Roanoke
avenuo, or address your orders to
J. RICHARD LEWELLEN,
Supt Norfolk Printing House Co.
May 2, 1807. 22-tf
JNO. Vv WHITE,
Cabinet Malief and Undertaker,
HAS oh hand a large, lot of Bedsteads,
Chairs and others articles of Furniture,
which he offers to the public cheap for
Cash", all kind of wood Coffius, of all sizes
on hand. . .
All kinds of Furniture Made an? Re
paired at the shortest notice; 1 ' ! '
Jan. 27 '- ?--tl;
GEX'L R. E. LEE.
FROM " LEE AND HIS LIEUTENANTS."
" Robert Edward Lee belonged to a
family conspicuous for two centuries,
not only in the local annals of Virginia,
but oa the ample pages of ths colonial
and revolutionary periods of America.
The genealogy of the Leo family iu
Virginia is traced to 1GC3. About
that time Richard Lee, the early an
cestor of the Confederate chieftain,
made large settlements in that part of
Virginia situated between Rappahan
nock and the Potomac rivers, aud de
signated as the Northern Neck- lie
was faithful to the loyal sentiments of
those times', he acted for sometime as
secretary to Sir William Berkc-ly, the
Governor of Virginia, and on the re
storation of Charles the Second, lie ex
ercised no little influence ia restoring
the colony to its allegiance, although
in Cromwell's time Virginia had taken
a step towards independence, aud had
obtained a quasi recognition in a treaty
signed bj the Protector's own band.
He shared in the ceremonies of crown
ing the restored monarch King of
England, Scotland, Ireland and Vir
giiiict, from which came the legend on
the ancient arg cf the last comtuon
wcilth: " En dot Virginia qxartaxi."
The descent of General R. E. Lee is
traced from Henry Lee, a brother ol
Thomas Lee, one of the first of the
leadiugmen of the colony of Virginia,
who died in 1730. This ancestor mar
ried a Miss Bland ; his third son. named
Henry, was united to a Lee, the . fa
mous " Light Horse Harry," of the
period of the Revolution. The imme
diate ancestor of General Lee achieved,
perhaps, the most brilliant name ia the
Lee family. It will thus be seen that
the name of llobeit E. Lee comes 'be
fore the country with a cry abundant
historical association, and a rare mea3
urc of tliC g'orv of the Revolution.
Two of higranu uncles were signers
of the Declaration cu' Independence ;
one of them, Richard lieu: y Lee, was
the orator of the Revolution, and
among the mo.-t beautiful characters ol
his times. Randolph and Pendleton, aud
Nicholas and llctny, in their religious
character and sentiments; while the
immediate aucestor, glorious ' Light
Horse Harry," won a brilliant reputa
tion ia arms, and obtained an inesti
mable recognition in the ' love and
thanks' of Washington himself."
Iu the year at the age of eigh
teen. Lcc entered Wit Poiit as a ca
det from Virginia. He completed the
course of study in the usual fouryeaiS.
ifithnut a si;:jk mark of demerit wjaiiut
him, standing No. "1 iu a class of forty
six, and leading, among others, Joseph
E. Johnston. At the cxp'.n.tiou of his
c;d.;t term he was immediately select
ed f ;r serviej in the corps of topogrsi
phica! engineers, receiving his appoint
ment as Urevct Second Lieutaaaut in
In IS!:?, Lieutenant Lee married
Vi iss Custis, the daughter and heiress
ol George Washington Parke Citstis,
the adopted son of George Wa-hing-tvu,
and, through her, became proprie
tor of Arlington House, and the tViiite
House on the Pamunkoy river.
Li lS'JO, Lee was promoted to a first
Lieutenancy ; and in ISoS, he v." as
made Cat tain.
When the Mexican war broicc cut
lie was pi teed on the stall' of ilrig.i
dicr General Wool as Chief Engineer,
and he retained that post throughout
the whole campaign under Genera!
fccott. At the battle of Ccn-o Gonhi,
April IS, IB -17 he was breveted Major
for gallantry. In the August fol'ow
nig he again won a brevet rank by his
meritorious conduct at Contrcras and
Chcrubusco. Iu the; assault on Clia
pultepeck. September 11th, IS 17, he
wa3 wounded, and received, therefore,
the brevet promotion of Lieutenaiit-
Lee's service in Mexico is remarkable
for the extraordinary attention which
the young officer obtained from Gene
ral Scott. He appears to have been
the special favorite of the veteran Com
mander, and there is hardly a single
dispatch in which his name is not
The subsequent carcer'of Leo his
suppression of the " John Drown raid"
bore irlThc v.F!&UiJa8JSFUiS
Army of Northern Virginia ; his maty
and glorious campaigns ; the surrender
of ti at ' army at Appomattox Court
house subjects which arc ail touched
upon iu the biography we must pas3
over as events too familiar to our
readers to call for rehearsal here.
Lee's early hesitation at the com
mencement of hostilities was sim
ply the doubt of did). Ambition, the
bribes of ofP.ee, personal interest, did
not enter into a mind pure, conscien
tious, introspective, anxious only to
discover the line of dufy, and then
prompt and resolute to Cilow it. As
long as Virginia wayerd, Lee stood
irresolute. Hi only thought
was duty. '
There is a very nobl letter, written
several years before th war by Lee,
which exhibits the m; and indicates
his characteristick ides of the conduct
of life. He wrote to is con, who was
at Wejt P.oiut in 18$, the following
lesson : I
" Id regard to dut lot me, ia con
clusion of this hastyiettcr, inform you
that nearly a hundrl years ago there
was a day of remable gloom aud
darkness still kuwn as the " dark
dav" a day wW the light of the
sun was slowly ejipgu'lshed, as if by
an eclipse. The gislaturc of Connec
ticut was m sessip, ana us memoers
saw the unaccouable and unexpected
darkness cominyoa, they shared in
the senerd awfad terrour. K was j
supposed by miy hat the last day j
the day of judgment bad come. Some
one, in the consternation of the hour,
moved an adjournment. Then there
arose an old Puritan legislator, Deven
port, of Stamford, and said, that if the
last day bad come, be desired to be
found at his place doing his duty, and
therefore moved that candles bebrought
in, so that the House could proceed
with its duty. There was quietness in
that man's mind, the quietness of heav
enly wisdom and inflexible willingness
to obey present duty. Duty, then, is
tiie sublimes xcord in our language. Do
yocr duty iu all things like the old
Puritan. You cannot do more you
should never wish to do less."
Such was the lesson General Lee was
now to observe and exemplify in his
own life. 'Assailed by importunities,
tcmptc by the highest military office
iu thoSii't of the Federal government,
soliciteyjiy the voice of friendship, he
remained silently waiting for the call
of duty. He was prompt to respond
to it. On the 17th April, 1SG1, Vir
ginia seceded from the Union ; on the
l!)tl: Lee knew it; on the 20th, he dis
solved his connection with the Federal
army, and sent the following letter to
G ineral Scott :
j " A r. li kg ton, Va . , A p ril 2Jyl8GJ.
f Gexkrat. : Since my interview with
ycti on the 1 8th instant, I have felt that I
oipht not longer to retain my comui'ssiou
iutno army. 1 therefore tender my rcsig
mstion, which 1 request you will recom
mend tor acceptance. It would have been
presented at once but fur the struggle it
his cost me to separate myself from a ser
vice t which I have devoted all the best
vMrs of my life and all the ability I pos
sessed. During th whole of tliat time more
tann a quarter of a century I have ex
perienced nothing but kindness from my
.fSijierioi'.rs, and the most cordial friendship
from my comrades. To no one, General,
Dave 1 been as much indebted as to your
.vif'i'br unif.irni kindness and consideration,
and it lias always been my ardent desire to
merit your approbation. I shall carry to
the grave, the ir.ost grateful rec.dlectioT.i
of your kind consideration, and your name
Hid fame will always be dear to me.
" Save i.i defence of my native. State, I
never desire to draw ray sword, lie pleaded
to accept my most earliest wishe for the
continuance of your happiness nnd pros
pciitv. and believe me most truly voitrs.
R. E." LEE.
" L'euter.ant-G encrp.l TTinfiej j Scott,
cn niaud'rijr United States armv."
A copy of the proceeding Liter was
or-closed in a letter to the writer's sis
ter, v7.'iich more completely discovers
the state of General Lee's mind:
We quote ; "I have been waiting
-fbr a more convenient season," which
ba brought to many before me deep
and lasting regret. Now we are in a
state of war'wbie'i w.Hl yield to noth
ing. The whole South is in a state of
revolution, .into which VirgisM't ?.fter a
long- struggle, 1ms been diavre, end
ttoit'h 1 rf'CO'j iti.'.c no necessity for his
i itaU of thiifj, and would have forborne
and pleaded to the cud for redress of
grievances, real or supposed, yet in my
own pjis-m I Lad to jnect the question,
v:h:-hcr I take pari aguirM my nalice
t';.., ll'M, ..11 ' . 1,, ,-,-.;, .,i in tbf.
! '. . ... . -,
L i.'ion. and the ieehng ol loyally" and
duty of an American citizen, I have
net been able to make up my mind to
raise my hand against my relatives, my
children, and my home. 1 have, there
fore, resigned my commission in the
defence of my native State, with the
sinc-:-re hope that my poor cervices may
never be needed, 1 hope I may never
bo called on to draw my sword."
We cannot better couelude this
sketch than by quoting some examples
cf Lee's demeanour on the field of bat-
j tie, and as he appeared under the most
trying ordeals :
At the battle of Gettysburg, as
the shattered column of Pickett re
turned to its lines on Seminary Ridge,
General Lee saw that the day was lost.
Hi had watched the battle frop a hill
in the rear of General Ii ill's posrttion ;
anl when he witnessed the fatal recoil,
hi saw at once the necessity of providing
agi.bist a couutcr attack of the enemy,
and displaying, iu these terrible mo
ments, the confidence and' self-possession
by which alone lie could now hope
to save his army. ' Never was he more
sublime, more forgetful of self, more
perfect in temper, as ia this one hour
of great misfortune and terrible dang
er. Among the throngs of disrupted
troops lie rode quite alone, calm in
manner, kind in voice, comforting the
wounded, and encouraging the officers,
dispirited by the reverse. - He ex
claimed repeatedly, "It's all my fault I"
His presence, his generous words, kin
dled a new inspiration ; the disorder
sive detachments were formed ia the
woods, they were quietly brought for
ward and placed ia position to resist
attack, which all considered imminent.
The men were ordered to lie down in
the woods to await the attack. Pres
ently a long cheer arose from the Fed
eral lines. It was th rough t to be the.
painful signal of another battle: but it
proved to be only the greeting awarded
General Meade, as he rode alone the
lines, in full sense and satisfaction of
the victory' he bad won."
Of the proof of General Lee's popu
larity with his troops, many instances
are given in his biography. We
"A great clement of Lee's populari
ty in bis army was his exceeding,- al
most fraternal care of his men. , It is
a remarkable circumstance that' he
never harangued his troops on a battle
field; he employed but little of rhetorick,
and was innocent of theatrical ma
chinery in maintaining the resolution
and spirit of bis army. lit was lie's er
a conspicuous figure on the field ot bat
tle. His habit was to consult the plan
of battle thoroughly ; assign to each
corps commander his precise work, and
leave the active conduct of the field to
hisLieutenant-Gc-nerals, unless in some
case of critical emergency. He but
seldom gave an order on the field of
Again : " Rut his intercourse with
the troops on every proper occasion ;
he spoke a" few simple words here and
there to the wounded and distressed
soldier; and his kindliness of manner
was so unaffected that it at once gain
ed the confidence and touched the heart.
He had a rare gift, which many per
sons copy or affect, but which can nev
er be perfectly possessed unless by a
great man and a true gentleman a
voice whose tones of politeness never
varied, whether uttered to the highest
or lowest in rank. His men not only
felt a supreme confidence in his judg
ment a3 a commander, but they were
conscious everywhere of his sympatby
with their sufferings aDd his attention
to their wants ; and they therefore ac
cepted every sacrifice and trial as ine
vitable necessity imposed upon them
by a parental hand."
Concerning his habits, bis biograph
er writes :
"The habits of General Lee were
these ot a thorough soldier, and all
that men can require in tbe assurance
that their commander shares with' them
the hardships of war. On a march,
when campaigning ou, ho did not, as
some of his brigade commanders did,
select the finest dwelling-houses in the
neighborhood of his camp aud ii.sisfc
upon tbe occupant entertaining him
self and staff. It was only when be
bad established headquarters at place
where he was likely to remain some
time, that he sought the protection of
a house. He dressed without unne
cessary display of his rank; he endur
ed the commonest hardships without
the affectation that calls attention to
them ; and in the sincere simplicity of
bis manner, ho afforded an example
how readily the much abused populace
will distinguish between the arts cf a
demagogue and the virtues of a man.' "
Of anecdote emanating from Lee, or
concerning him, there are a few exam
pics ia the biography. We select cue
In all hisoincial intercourse and pri
vate conversation, General Lee never
breathed a vindictive sentiment to
wards the enemy, who so severely tax
ed bis resources and ingenuity, and put
against him so many advantages in su
perior means and numbers. , He had
none of that YarJccc-pliohia common
hi the Southern army; he spoke of the
Northern people without malevolence,
and in a stylo that deprecated their po
litical deltiii-as rather than denounce
their crimes ; and he generally referred
to the enemy in quiet and indifferent
words, quite in contrast to the epithets
showered ': upon
or describes him
aging the enemy,
Robert, who was
one occasion a spec
riding up to the Roc
which was fiercely en
id rreetuifr Ins son
a private soldier, and was bravely
wo: king one oi the guns. " How a ye
do father?" was al! "that Robert had't.o
say ad bo continued his duty r.t bis
gun ; anu General Lee replied quietly :
" That's ri:iit my sea; drive these peo
At another time, in sight of the ene
my on the Rr.pidui, General Lee was
standing near his lines, conversing with
two of his officers, one of whom was
known to be Eot only a hard fighter
aud a hard swearer, but a cordial hater
of the Yankees. After a silence of
some moments, the latter officer, look
ing at tbe Yankees with a dark scowl
on his face, exclaimed most emphatical
ly, " I wish they were all dead."
General Lee, with the grace and
manner peculiar to himself, replied :
" How can you say so, General ! Now
I wish they were all at home attending
to their own business, and leaving us
to do the same." He then moved off,
when the first speaker, waiting till he
was out cf car shot, turned to his com
panion and in a most earnest tone said,
"I would not say so before General
Lee. but I wish thev "Were all dead and
In August, 1SG5, General Lee was
tendered the 'residency of Washing
ton College. He accepted, and having
qualified himself by taking the amnes
ty oath, he was installed October 2d,
An cx-Rcb writes an essay to
Caroll (La.) Record " oa worms
which in a blaze of poetic fervor, be
quotes the :' pnet," and comments on
the verse as follows :
Fite till the last darned wnrm xpires,
Fite cm with lasses in plaits, aud fires,
Eite em with Angers, the young & sires,
Aud we ban cleue cm out.
- -iiv-n. -pmiji ivea aurmg the late
rebelyun, when the uthcr fellers bad
guns and pistils and saburs aud sich ;
we shorcly can fite wurms that baint
none cf these things, an can't even
bite. Ef we den't, we ma cum to sich
a faite as the peep el in Yuroap did a
long time ago. Tha had a " diet of
wurms." It must be purty bad fair
an, what's wurse, a hepe of peepol
won't have enny bred to go with cm
and I don't no what tha will du, un
less tha git the millers to furnish
The traffic in Coolies, or Chinese
laborers, it appears has reached our
shores, and several plantations in
Louisiana, if tho telegraph is correct,
are now employing Coolie laborers.
Coolie labor is really slave labor, and
the traffic is only less infamous than
that in African' slaves. The '' Coolies
are bought by tradei-3 at the Chinese
ports, at prices ranging from $30 to
S70 per bead, and they are sold for
from $300 to $300 each in South
America and the West Indies. It is
believed that over 30.000 Coolies are
an nually imported into Peru and Cuba.
A Havana correspondent says: "The
number of Cbiness Coolies th
on the passage to this: port
the years lb47 and
out of .msse
Sight Secae in a Boarding House.
A lady whose husband ia in Califor
nia, Calcutta or Chicago, suddenly
awakened from her sleep the other
mbrning, about 2 o'clock, and spring
ing from her bed, dashed out cf the
room en dishabille screaming at the top
of her voice, ' Murder ! ' Help ! Mur
der ! Man in my room,' etc. Under
the circumstances this was quite, natu
ral inasmuch as more than one mistake
of the kind had happened in the house
recently. Now, it appeared that no
less than three husbands were absent
when they should have been there,
and consequently there was more or
less wonder, mixed up with a species
of apprehension, on tha part of the
three wives, each 6ne wondering
whether it was her husband who had
thus forgotten himself or room.
'Oh come up quickly,' shouted the
terrified female, holding on the outside
door knob. . 'I've got him in.'.
I e If its my Josy, said another discon
solate' "' I'U learn him better. Con
found these night suppers; now he's
been at one of them aud has mistaken
the room, here I've been ajqne all
'Has ho got whbkers?' anxiously
asked the wife, upon reaching the lau d
ing on tho upper floor.
' Yes, "ma'm, great big bushy whis
kers laying right along side of my
cheek, when I awoke. Dear me, if my
Alexander was here, he'd learn him
better, I'll warrant you.' ;
'Joseph! Joseph! Josey !' ihouted
the wife at the door.
No answer came ; not ever a grunt,
incident to inebriation.
' May be he has jumped out of the
window,' suggested four or five females,
all at Once, who made a pplcndid group
of long w hile drapery.
' Here help ! briiiga light,' bring
a light,' shouted several of tho females.
Presently a light was brought, aud
several of the male boarders appeared,
ail armed to give the thief or robber
such treatment ho had justly earned
The doorws opened, and in rushed
the valia it sauad, and sure enough the
fellow va;; stiil in bed, with the top of
his head J ut peeping above the sheet.
'Come cut here, you, .scoundrel ;'
said one of the men, at the same time
grasping him by the hair.
The tab'c.ux was strikingly interest
ing and graohie.
The resolute boarder almost fell from
tbe impetus ho had given himself, for
instead of jerking out a man, it was
nothing more than a 'frizzed chignon,'
which the lovely occupant of the bed
had forgotten to take off when she re
tired for the night. It had been de
tached iu her sleep, and grazing her
check, awakened her. The alarm of
course, was quite natural. The board
ers had a hearty laugh, and all retired
to pleasant dreams. '
IIome Aster Business Hours.
The road along which the mau of busi
ness travels iu pursuit of competence
or wealth, is not a macadamizsd.one,
nor docs it ordinarily lead through
pleasant scenes and by well-springs of
delight. Oa the contrary, it is a
rough and rugged path beset with
" wait-a-bit" thorns, and fnU of pitfalls
which can only be avoided by the
watchful care of circumspection. After
every day's journey over this worse
than rough turnpike road, the wayfarer
needs something more than rest; he
requires solace and he doserves it. He
is wciry of the dull prose of life, and
thirsts for the poelry. Happy is the
business man who can find that solace
and pce'.ry at home. Warm greeting
from loving hearts, fond glances from
bright eyes, and welcome shouts of
children, the many thousand httlo ar
rangements for comfort and enjoyment
that silently tell of thoughful and ex
pectant love, tho gentle ministrations
that disencumber us into an old easy
seat before we are aware of it; these
aud like tokens of affoclion r.nd syiai
pathy constitute the poetry which re
conciles us to the prose of life. Think
cf this ye wive3 and danghters of busi
ness men! Think of the toiln, the
anxieties, the mortification and wear
that fathers undergo to secure Tor you
comfortable homes, and compensate
them for "their trials by niakius them
happy by their own firesides. ,.
Old Letters. Never burn kindly
n-n'tUn LlUacj -itti.o ploBOallt tO I'Cad
them over when the ink is brown, the
paper yellow with age and the hands
that traced the friendly Words be fold
ed over the hearts that prompted them,
under the -green sod. Above all nev
er burn love letters. To read them-in
after years b like a resurrection in
one's V youth'. The elderly spinster
finds in the impassionad offer she fool
ishly rejected twenty years ago, a foun
tain of rejuvenescence. ; Glancingover
it, she realizes that she was once a
belle aud a beauty, aud bt-bohis her
former self in a mirror much more
congenial to her taste than the ' oae
that confronts her in her dressing room.
The "widow indeed" derives a sweet
end solemn consolation from the let
ters of the beloved one, who has jour
neyed before her to the far off laud,
frem which there comes no message,
and where she hopes one day to join
him. No photographs can so vividly
recall to the memory of the mother
the tenderness and devotion of the
children who have left at tho call of
Heaven, as the epistolary outpourings
cf their love. The letter of the true
son or daughter to a true mother, is
something better than an image of
features! it is a reflex of tho writers
ecp JIiiLnMij jj'ny"
IfANDKERCHEIF FLIRTATIONS. s
Drawing across the lips I?esirou of
getting acqut inted. , ? f . '
Drawing across the eyes I am sor
Taking by the centre You are too .
willing. :v; , -
Dropping Wc will be friends. . ,
Twirling in both hands Indiffer- i
Drawing across the check I leva .
you. ' -Drawing
through the hands I hato
Lotting it rest on the right cheek
Letting it rest on left cheek No.
Twirling in left hand I wish to get
rid of you. ' . ";'
Twirling in right hand I love s
er. ' rJi
Folding it T wish to speak with
Over the shoulder follow me. t;
Opposite corners in both hands
Wait tor me. -
JL' i U V- 1 u ttUlUEta UIO 1U1 15ilV'4-T 4
are watched. i.
Placing cn the right ear You ha'
riacint; on the left ear I have
message lor you. . . .
Letting it remain on the eye You V
Winding round fore finder I am.
Winding round third finger I ain
married. "h., "
N. B, Practice make3 perfect. -
Thk Pov.'Eit of a Growing Tree. .'
Walton Hall had at one time its
own cornmill, and when that iocon-; .
venient necessity no longer; existed,
the mill-stone was laid in an orchard ,
and forgotton. The diameter of this
circular stone measured 5J feet, whilo
its depth averaged seven inches
throughout, its cc'ntral had a diameter
of eleven inches. By mere accident '
some bird or squirrel had dropped tho -.-.
fruit of the filbert tree through; this -hole
on to tho earth and in 1812 tho
seedtiug was seen rising up through
the unwonted channel. As its trunk
gradually grew through this aperture
and increased, its power to raise the -ponderous
mass of stone was specula- .
ted on by many. Would the filbert" .
tree die in the attempt? Would it ,
burt-t the mill stone or would it lift it? ;
In the end the little filbert tree lifted -
the millstone, and in 18u3 wore it.
like crinoline around its trunk, and
Mr. Waterton used to sit neon it un- '
der tho branching hlitx.t-EnglisTi
x long articlo
in which it
Journ-d mves its read
ou "Sexual Assimilation,
gays: ' t . v
Female physicians are multiplying
civil offices are filled by women; occupa
tions which, have hitherto been cou
sidcredexclusivelj.asculine are usurp,
ed by them; they become painters and
sculptors; they pop the question and
institute proceedings for divorce; thej
look forwa d to the female rnilljuiutn
of suffrage with an assurance which
makes it a foregone couclusiou,- and
our New York girl gamins even are
beginning, to sell papers and polish
boots. J''roiu a strictly social Stand
point this nearer approach of tho two.
sexes 13 equally apparent, Ladies car i. A
ry canes; they are more out of doors
and mingle more freely with gentle,
nicu in their hither toeSclusively amus
ments; driv ing aud riding (astride) are
becoming more aud more femiuine ac
eomplishnients; no are coquet and
billiards, swimmiug and living, hunt?
ing and fishings walking aud rowing
and gymnastics, 'and we'-ehall hear
presently of female base brill" end crick
et clubs. r' ' vi , . .
IIoilROE.S OF THE FaJIIM; IX INh
DIA. The tale of tho Orissa famine,
as told in an elaborate official report
of the Government of India, is heart
rending. The horrors it reveals are
of siu almou.fc incredible character.
When it is stated that 1'ie mortality
represented a sacrifice of about 600,000
souls, some idea nmy be formed of tho
magnitude of this awful calamity.
People died heip'c.-sly in swano;:; mon
ey v.-.is i-.pnrued as worthless; empioy
lueut on Govermcpt roads was offered
iu vain, tiinco tho living skeletons for
whose relief it was provided, were toe
weak to walk, and fur more so to work
:iuch was the distress ttarving masses
that it was hrqrs.-iblo to, -keep any
order in the famishing crowd- which
struggled fr the daily dole, '.of rice,
"and lor miles round was heard theirs
veil sor food." So impossible wa3 it
to eatisfy all that extreme emaciation-'
became' the practical test, and those
who retained the least reserve of flesh
on their bones were compelled to bear
tho pangs cf hunger a little longer; ?
A Barber Puzzled. Thrco bro
thers bearing a remarkable resemblance
to one another, were in the habit - of
shaving at tbe same barber shop, on?
Main street, Lynchburg.. Not' . lonj
ago one of the brothers enU-rei ,"-tfif
shop early in tbe morning, ar.il was,
duly f-haved by (IL) a German who
had been at work iu the shop only for
a short time. About . noon at thei
brother came in and underwent a sim,
ilar operation at the hands of the bar,
ber. In the evening the third brother
made, his rppcarance, when the mna :
Jrcppcd the razor ia astonishment
and exclaimed.' , . . V . .';
Veil, Mine Go-tt, dat nan hash 4
fashtest beards I nrer saiit. I shares
dis'inornin, ehay himat dinner times.