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"MY COUNTRY: RIGHT OR WRONG: MY COUNTRY."
TARBORO', EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, TIIURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1867.
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CHARLES, IIEAR5JE & BIGGS.
J AS. O. CHAELES. WM. A. JJKARNE. WM. BIGGS.
(lNVARHBLY 15 ADVANCE.)
One copy one year, $3 00
One copy six months, 2 00
One copy three months 1 00
Twenty-Five per cent. Is added to the
above rales when paid at the end of the
L.. D. PENDER
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
TARBORO', N. C.
OFFICE, one door below Post Office,
jand one above the store of D Pender & Co.
All business intrusted to my care will
fce promptly and strictly attended to.
Sept. 25, 18G6. i'2-tt
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office No. 24 West Mala Street,
Messrs. Dancy, Hyman & Co., New York.
Dr. P. P. Clements, Baltimore.
Messrs. C. W G randy Sc Sons, Norfolk.
Hon. V. A. Graham, Hillsboro', N. C.
Hon. i. N.II. Smith, Murfreesboro',N.C.
Aug. 29. 39-tf
J. EDWIN MOOBE
BIGGS & MOORE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Tarboro', N. C,
WILL attend the Courts in the Coun
ties of Martin, Bertie, Pitt, Edge
combe, Halifax, Nash, Wilson and Wayne,
. and also the Federal, Bankrupt and Su
preme Courts. Strict attention paid to
the collection and adjustment of claims,
; and to cases in Bankruptcy.
August 1, 1867. 35 tf
Egy-Wilson Carolinian and Ooldaboro'
Star insert for one month and send bill to
J. A. Pleasants, M. D.
TARBORO', N. C.
Sept. 19. 41-tf
DR. R. F. ROBERTSON,
ex mm TIfiST,
TARRORO', N. C ,
Office at the Edgecombe House, where
tlie can be found on Monday and Tuesday
, of each week.
May 2, 1867. 22-tf
A. E. RICKS, D. D. L , would respect
v fully say to the CUUens of Tarboro' and
lits vkinity, that he is again in the practice
cf his Ptofession and will in the future
.as in the past endeavor to discharge his
duty faithfully for all those who require
Address, Rocky Mount, N. C.
Feb. 3, I80G 10 tf
DAXCT, IIVMAN & CO.,
General Commission Merchants,
No. 24 Exchange Place,
September 26th 1S07.
WM. BRYCE & CO.,
$9 Chambers amd 5 Reade Streets,
K Eff YORK.
SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO
thesale of Cotton in this Market, on
which liberal advances will be made and
T VX PAID on application to R. Chapman.
Sept. 19. 41-ly
Jiich'd J. Conner.
Chat. II. Richardson
JAS. II. McCLUER, of N. C,
Jl J. CONNER & CO.,
Manufacturers and Dealers in
iJaifs, Cups, Furs, Strata Goods.
234 & 256 CANAL STREET,
Nearly opposite Enrle's Hotel,
July 23 So-tf
JOHN K. II0YT,
of Washington, N. C, with
CHICHESTER & CO.,
WHOLE8ALB DEALK..8 IN
foreign and Domestic Hard
ware, No 10, Barclay Street, near Aston House,
jSS?" All orders promptly attended to."fl
Feb. 10 11 -tf
BROWN & CUTLER,
142 PearJ Sret,
JT IBERAL ADVANCES jON CON
ILJ fcijrnn.ents of Gotlftll and other
"Produce Bagging, J3ale B,jpe and Iron
Ties, furnished to planters'-on favorable
New York, A.g. 2P, 107. 39-2n.
,P. T. HATf'H,
I.. O. KSTES,
Wilmington, N. C.
m. r. hatch,
HATCH, ESTES & C9V
General Commission Merchants,
flo. 132 Front Street, Corner ol Fine-
CONSIGNMENTS OF COTTON AND
i L Naval Stores solicited.
I :Usual aJvapces made' and all orders
I mVt?.mPy executed.
i icl. 10. 41-tf
',' Tannahill, Mcllwaine & Co.,
f Commission Merchants,
I 130 Pearl Street,
ftrict Personal Attention given to
WEST ROLL AND GUNNY BAG
M3 ging, Rope and Iron furnished at
owes market rates.
f Taxes on Cotton will he paid by our friends
Messrs. D. Pender & Co.; Mathew Weddell,
t,sq., Messrs. emitn Ot Williams, Tarboro',
r. T f T : l i
I. -. w. -.. uiiiiucy, llOCKV mount. IN.
ssrs. j. n. xyown oc o., Washington, JN.
Aug. 29. 39-tf
A. T. BRUCE & CO.,
"feneral Commission fyltrzhanis,
For the Sale of Cotton and ntW
No. iS3 PELRL STREET,
t . -J 4 A J iV J -
ARTIES Shipping Cotton to us can be
J accommodated with funds to pay Tax
bl-alling on Messrs. Brown & Pippen or
D. Teel. Tarboro'.
r Jroperty covered by Insurance a soo
Sjk'UfTtpir f Ct li-frtf
JOHN WHITE, ESQ., FORMERLY
of Warrenton, N. p., is this day admit
ted a partner in our business, the style of the
firm to be
FREER, NEAI. & CO.
FREER fc NEAL.
October 9. 4 1-tf
GEO. H. FREER, X. C. JOUS B. XEJlL, X. C.
JXO. WHITE, N. C.
FREER, SEAL fc CO.,
General Commission Merchants,
Reler to R H Smith, Esq, Scotland Neck ;
Hon Z B Vance, Charlotte ; O G Parsley &
Co, tu Murray oc Co, Wilnnngton : Ueneral
R W Havward, Raleigh ; General Wade
Hampton, bouta Carolina; Colonel John W.
Cunningham, Person c.uuty ; Turner Battle,
Esq. Edgecombe; Exchange National Bank
of Norfolk- George II Brown it Co, Wash
ington, oct. 9. 41-tf
RJCKS, HILL & CO.,
Gen. Commission Merchants
BAGGING and ROPE furnished pay
able in Cotton. Liberal advances
rnade. scp 1 40-tf
JAMES GORDON & CO.,
PROMPT PERSONAL ATTENTION
given to the sale of Produce of every
kind, and to the purchase of all supplies
for Farmers, Merchants, and others in the
country. nov 29, 1-tf
C.W.Grandy, C.R.Grandy, CW.Grandy.jr
C. W. GRAND Y & S0$S,
House Established 1815,
FORWARDING AND COMMISSION
ME R CHANTS,
NO It FOLK, VA.
IOR TnE SALE OF COTTON,
JT Grain, Naval Stores and Country Pror
duce generally, and purchasers pf General
Sept 15 42-tf
(0U AM) & UARRISS,
General Commission Merchants,
2G Commerce Street,
WILL attend promptly to sales of Cot
ton, Grain, Lumber, Tobacco, Na
val Btores, &c, and purchase of Supplies,
and forwarding Cottop and Tobncco to Eu
rope if desired.
D. G. Cowasd, Washington Co., X. C.
R. J. Harbiss, Granville, late of Halifax
County, A". C. aug l-35-Gm
tSF Refers to T. E. Lewis, TarboiV.
KADE3. BIQGS. J. J. BIGGS
KADER BIGGS & CO.,
Shipments made to Liverpool free of
forwarding Commissions, and the usual
Special attention paid to the sale
of Cotton, and all kinds of Country Pro
duce, june 227 ly
J. D. REED. ACT..
Wholesale ancf Retail Dealer in
Hats, Caps, Straw Goods,
Umbrellas, Canes. &e.,
No. 18 Main street,
ap. 18. 20- ly
L. Dtrklty. IF. M. 3Iillar.
J. W. Grandy, Formerly of N. C-
BERKLEY, MILLAR & CO.
Wholesale Dealers in
Dry GoQflj & Notions,
16 West Main Street,
Nextdorto Exchange National Bank
mar. 28. 10 ly
J. M. FREEMltf,
"Watchmaker and Jeweler,
NO. 29 MAIN STREET,
Corner of Talbot Street.
C CONSTANTLY ON JIAND A FULL
j assortment of JFatches, Jewelry, Sil
ver ware, &f! ...
Watches earefully and wroparly JBepair
ed. apr. 4. 18-tf
L. L. Briekhouie. S. J. Thoma.
L. L. BRICKH0CSE & CO.,
Wholesale and Retail dealers in
Trunks, Valises, Carpet Bags&c,
No.. 3 3 Main Street,
Opposite Tajlor, Martin & Co.,
Jf Full stock constantly on hand at
John II. Fereee, of Morganton, N. C.
mar 28. 16-ly
C F Greenwood. f reI Greenwood.
C. F. GREENWOOD & CO.
atckgaakerg nd Jewelers,
FINE GOLD ANP STLJR .TTATCH
es, Diamonds, Pearl and other rich
Jewelry, Solid Siker and Plated Ware,
No. 27 Main fetreet,
N. B. Watches and Jewelry repaired by
the most skillful workmen and warranted.
April i, 1897. 18-17
JN0. BURGESS & CO.,
Wholesale Grocers, Commission Mer
chants, and Dealers In
Foreign and Domestic Liquors,
Cor. Wide Water and Commerce Streets,
SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO
consignments and prompt returns
made. Oct. 10. 44-6m
WM. It. PETERS. WASHINGTON' REED.
PETERS & REED,
General Commission, Shipping and
Town Point, Norfolk, Va.,
Water Street, Portsmouth.
Oct. 10. i 44-3m
(Successor to r. I) IL WORT II,)
No. 1 "Wide "Water Street,
WILL PAY V1IE HIGHEST MAR
ket price for Cotton and Woolen
Rags, Rope, Paper, Metals, Bones, &c. "
June 6, 1867. 27-Jy
S3JITH, ELLIOTT & CO.,
Grocers and Commission Merchants,
No. 12 Roanoke Square,
CONSIGNMENTS OF' PRODUCE
and orders for Goods will - receive
prompt attention. Bugging and Rope fum
ed. Sept. 12. 40-tJan'G8
W. II. CHEEK. W. E. CAPEHART. C. CAPEHART.
CREEK, CAPEHART & CO.,
Grocers and Commission Merchants,
Io. 35 Commerce Street,
A SUPPLY OF PURE Peruvian
Guano and other Fertilizers, Rope,
Sagging, Groceries and Liquors, kept cou
jsi a nt I y on hand.
ept. 5. 40-6m.
TAILOR, MARTIN & CO.,
UaR IRON AND STEEL,
RKLT1NG AND PACKING,
House Furnishing Goods, &c,
Circular Front, corner of Main street and
Nails at Factory Prices, Trace Chains,
Weed, Hilling and Grub Hoes, Horse Col
lars and Hames, Axes, Saws, &c, &c.
The trad supplied at Northern prices.
mar. 2S. '
S. W. SELDXER.
39 Main Street,
"Wholesale and Retail
Clothier and Merchant Taylor.
KEEPS CONSTANTLY ON HAND
one of the largest and best selected
stocks of Ready Made Clothing and
gent furnishing goods, also a' fine assort
ment of piece goods, which he is prepared
to make up to order in the latest and most
fashionable styles, a call is very respect
fully requested. S. W. SELDNER.
April 4, 18G7. 18-tf
PAVIS & BROTHER,
Wholesale dealers in
and Agents for Carolina Belle Scotch
Snuff, and various grades of
TTT EEP C.ONSTANTLY ON HAND
MAl. a full stock of Sugar and Coffee,
Flour, Lard, Bacon, Candles, Family and
Fancy Soaps, Cheese, Butter, Fish, Pork,
Salt, Candy, Buckets, Brooms, Shot, Pow
der, and many other articles, to complete
the assortment usually found in a Job-
bins Ui'uccry Blouse.
Any consignment will have especial at
tion. No. 4 Rowland's Wharf,
ap. 25, 1867. 21-ly
Ed. P. Tabb. Ed. M. Moore. Ed. J. Giffith.
EDWARD P. TABB & CO.
Wholesale dealers in
West Side Market Square,
Sign of the Anvil.
AOENTS FOB THE SALE OF OLD
DominionNails, Emery's Cotton Gin,
Boyle & Gambles Circular. Pit and cut
Saws Warrenttd. Gum Belting, all sizes.
$l large stock always on hand of Axes,
Spades, aovels, Jerks, Chain Traces.
Hollow Ware, Horse Collars, Rope.
Agents for Fairbanks & Co's Standard
that will weigh a Gold Dollar or a Canal
A large 6tock of Queens Ware, China
and Glass. Attention of the trade re
spectfully solicited. mar. 28. 16-ly
N. M. LAWRENCE,
General Agent & Commission Merchant
KEEPS CONSTANTLY ON HAND
the best brands of FLOUR and gene
ral assortment of Family Groceries.
JUST BEHIND THE COURT HOUSE.
Highest prices paid for Cotton, Bacon, Lard,
Beeswax, &c. "
Will furni&h'Bagjjing ft KP? VPP,ty
all orders' for Merchandize at small commis
sion's. Call and see for yourselves.
Sept 5. " 40-4 m
Geo- H. Brown. Thot. M. Bobinton.
H. BROWN & CO.,
Gencpcff Cjgmpiision wd
" .WASHlSfiTON. N.C.
N. B. The United JStates jGoveranient
tax, and all other expenses, paid by us, on
proiMceforwaritd, will be collected from
consignee at destination, unless otherwise
OCT. 24, 1867
Something Decidedly Ricb.
WnY CANNOT A WOMAN BECOME A
At the late anniversary celebration
of the Masons of Austin, Nevada, the
orator of the day thus discoursed upon
this vexed question:
Woman sometimes cort plains that
she is not permitted to entor our lod
ges and work with the craft in their
labors, and T,earn fill there is to be
learned in ths institution. We will
explain the reason. We learn that be
fore the Almighty had finished his
work, he was in some doubt about crea
ting Eve. The creation of every liv
ing and creeping thing had been ac
complished, and the Almighty had
made Adam (who was the first Mason,)
and erected for him the finest lodge in
the world, and called it Paradise No.
. lie then caused all the beasts of
the field and the fowls of the air to
pass before Adam for him to name .
them, which was a piece of wprk he
had to do alone, so that no coufusion
might thereafter arise from Eve, whom
he knew would make trouble if she
was allowed to participate in it if he
created her beforehand.
Adam being very much fatigued
with the labors of his first task, fell
asleep, and when he awoke he found
Eve in the lodge with him. Adam
being Senior Warden, placed Eve as
the pillar of beauty in the South, and
they received their instructions from
the Grand Master in the East, which,
when finished, she immediately called
the craft from labor to refreshment.
Instead of attending to the duties of
her office as she ought, she left her
station, violated her obligation, and
let in an expelled Mason, who had no
business there, and went around with
him, leaving Adam to look after the
jewels. This follow had been expelled
frcm the Grand Lodge, with several
others, some time before. But hear
ing the footsteps cf the Grand Master,
he suddenly took his leave, telling Eve
to go tp making aprons, as she and
Adam were not in proper regalia.
She went and told Adam,' and when
the Grand Master returned to the lodge,
he found nis gavel had been stolen.
He called for 'the Senior and Junior
Wardens, who bad neglected to guard
the door, and found them absent.
After searching some time he came to
where they were hid, and demanded
of Adam what he was doing there,
instead of occupying his ofiicial sta
tion-. Adam replied he was waiting
for Eve to call the craft from refresh
ment to labor, again, and that the
craft was not properly clothed, which
they were making provisions for.
Turning to Eve 'he asked her what
she had to offer in excuse for her un
official and unmasouio conduct. She
replied that a fellow passing himself
off for a Grand Lecturer had been
givingher Instructions, and she thought
it was no harm to learn them
The Grand Master then" asked her
what had become of his gavel; she said
she didn't know, unless that fellow had
taken it away.
Finding that Eve was no longer
trustworthy, and that she had caused
Adam to neglect his duty, and had let
in one whom he had expelled, the
Grand Master Lad the Lodge closed,
and turning them out, set a faithful
tyler to guard the door with a gaming
sword. Adam repenting ot his folly,
went to work like a man and a good
Mason, in order to get reinstated again.
Not so with Eve; she got angry about
it and commenced raising Cain. Adam,
on account of his information, was per
mitted 6' establish lodges and work in
the lower regions; and while Eve was
allowed to join him in work of charity
outside, she was never again permit
ted to assist in the regular work of the
craft. Hence the reason why woman
cannot become an inside Mason.
How to become a millionaire and Happy.
John McDonough, the millionaire
of New Orleans, has engraved upon
his tomb a series of maxims he had
prescribed as the rule for his guidance
through life, and to whi ch his success
in business is mainly attributed. They
contain so much wisdom that we copy
Rules foe Guidance op mt Life,
1804- Remeuber always that labor is
one of the conditioos of cpr existence.
Time is gold; tliio not one minute
away, but place each one to account.
Do unto all men as you would be done
by. Never put off till to-morrow
what you can do to-day. Never bid
another do what you can do yourself.
Never covet what is not your own.
Never think any matter so trifling as
not .to deserve notice. Never give out
that which docs not first come in.
Never spend but to produce. Let the
greatest order regulate the transactions
of your life.
Study in your course of life to do .
the greatest amount of good. Deprive
yourself bjf no,thibg necessary to your
comfort, but live in an honorable sim
plicity, Labor, then, tothelast moment:
"of your existence. Pursue etrictly the
above" rules and the divine blessing and
pce of every kind will flow upon you
to your heart' 8 content; but first of
all, remember that the chief a.nd great
duty of your life should be' .to tend,:
by all .means iu your power, sto the
honor and glory of our' divine creator.
" TWlconcl have ar
rived at is, that without temperance-
tthere is no'health; without virtue no
happiness; and that the aim ot our
being is to live wisely, 6oberly, and
New Orleans, March 9, 1804.
tFrom the Cleveland Plaindealer.
Perilous iErial Voyage Across the Lakes
Balloon Ride at Right from Toronto
The aeronaut named Thompson, who
ascended recently from Toronto, des
cended safely near this city, the bal
loon having been taken by a etroug up
per current across the lakes. Much
anxiety was felt in Toronto as to
Thompson's fate before the telegram
arrived announcing his safi? landing. -Mr.
Thompson gives the following ac
count of his adventure :
The balloon ascended at 4.40, and
from the velocity the balloon was
travelling at, I soon perceived it was
fyblish to try to descend. It soon be
came evident to me that landing in
Canada was out of the question, and
that all arrangements must be made to
be drivcu across the lakes. The first
thing that struck me was to drop the
grapnel to the full extent, one hun
dred and twenty feet. This acted as a '
guide to the distance that the balloon
might be kept above the surface of the
water; itteing now dark, and, by pla
cing one hand on the' rope, the effect
of the grapnel striking the water was
distinctly felt. With an open bag of
ballast oa my knee, every time the :
grapuel struck tho water, a couple of
handfuls of sand were thrown out, and
to this plan alone I owe my own pre
serve tion and success. The ballast ta
ken was about 350 pounds. For three
hours that plan was carried cut, and
then came on one of the most drench
ing and merciless rains I have ever
felt. I could not seo fifteen feet be
fore me, and the noise of the rain on
the balloon and the water was such as
to entirely unnerve me. My hands
became numb, and I was drenched to
the skin. I now began to perceive my
position more acutely, though I deter
mined not to give up unii! all the bal
last and moveables were gone. The
rain was making the balloon ' heavier
every moment, and the ballast was
thrown out more freely till about 10
o'clock, when the fatigue overcame mo.
I fell into a stupor for a few moments.
By this time the balloon had descend
ed to within sixty feet of the water,
and instantly out went twenty-eight
pounds of ballast. The effect of this
was that the balloon 'rose 'to an altitude
of a mile, entirely through the rain
clouds, and then the moon shone bril
liantly, and in tbis position it remain
ed about a quarter of an hour. The
effect of the moon shiuing on the
cloud beneath was such aa ' an aitist
might be Eoud ,of. ' The shadow of
the balloon was distinctly to be seen
traveling over the rough and uneven
clouds, giving the idea of a balloon
race. Everything now became calm.
No longer the hum of the lake or the
rain. All was still, but whether the
storm still raged beneath was unknown.
As the balloon descended, it was evi
dent a change had come over the
scene. The rain had ceased, and the
appearance of every thing was of the
darkest hue. Whether it was an un
der stratum of dark could not be
known. Suddenly, a glimmer of light
was seen a moment; theu, with anx
ious eyes cast down to perceive any ob
ject, at last small squares, with darker
margins, were clearly visible. These
proved to be the fields and hedges, and
they appeared to vanish as quickly as
objects passed when in an express
train. A town was at last seen, and I
heard the sound of musical instru
ments. I theu called out to know
where I was, but the reply was unias
telligiblo. They, however, saw it was
a balloon. About two miles further
on the grapnel caught in a large oak
tree, and held fast. This afterwards
proved to be a little village near Cleve
land. 1 then called out lustily ; the
sounds of persons singing and playing
music were heard. This proved to be
four young men who had- 7teen to a
ball. They were natives of Cleveland,
and as "they advanced nearer my voice
was heard. They at ouce set to work
to pull the balloon out of the woods
and convey it to a field where it could
be folded up. It was then 3 o'clock in
1 Sensible cgro.
The Macon (Ga.) Telegraph publishes an
interesting le;tcr from a negro named
Wesley Bibb, who was recently nominated
for Congress in (the Macon district,' and
now respectfully declines the honor on the
'.'When vice prevails and impious men bear
The part of honor is a private station."
The letter is well written and dis
closes the peculiar oversight of Con
gress in Iraming the Reconstruction
act, so as to allow negroes to vote, or
accept office, whatever their antece
dents or conduct during the war.
Wesley, it seems, was an incorrigible
"rebel so-called," and fought side by
side with his master in the Confeder
ate cause, until thJatter fell at Chick
amauga; and, after that, he followed
the' fortunes of tho "Conquered Ban
ner" until he "witnessed i its "spotless
folds trailed in defeat-' ' He denounces
the white Radicals of the "South as a
set of "nest-defiling birds," as full of
blatant hypocrisy as they are of all
manner of concealed iniquity; and calls
on the intelligent and sensible portion
of his own race to stand aloof Jrqm the :
"Loyal Leagues," and give no coun
tenance to any such organization, or
to the bad and base men who are en
deavoring to wheedle them into it.r
He denounces the law which .excludes
the white man, "who stood by his own
section" during the war, and extends
its privileges to the black man who.
was guilty of the same offence.
' In speaking of his late master, and
of the oath he would have to take if
elected to Cdngrass, he says:
"Fresh from his faih-wreathed
grape, I cannot degrade' his memory,
nor can I procure my own consent to
sit in the halls of the conspirators at
Washington. Voluntarily, I will not
become a degenerate son of 'my old
Kentucky home.' Carefully commun
ing with myself, I cannot discover
baseness enough in my nature to per
mit me to gulp down the damning
draught of the so-called 'iron-clad
oath.' Though I am a colored man,
I am at the same time a Southern man,
and, as such, I cannot accept this
detestibly odious oath. But if I could,
self-pride, so help me Heaven! would
deter me from making a public ac
knowledgment of my shame."
The fact is every day disclosing it
self, that the more intelligent and sen
sible portion of the negroes at the
South; are taking sides with their late
masters, and are deeply in sympathy
with them, in the outrages perpetrated
by Congress, and the' degradation
sought to be put upon them'" by that
revolutionary and Constitution-defying
body. Radicalism, as an epidemic,
has had its run at the North, and it
will eventually diffuse itself into a
very harmless "disease," even among
the negroes of the South.
Tlie perils of Bachelors.
Marriageable men are beginning to be
wary. They are' commencing to es
chew the society of the virtuous fair,
and, in too many instances, are betak
ing themselves to other society, equal
ly fair, but from whose vocabulary the
word virtue is altogether expunged.
Or else, should their happiness absolu
tely depend upon their being allowed
to mix in the society of lad es, they
adopt a subterfuge now much in vogue
among those who aspire for clerical
jdignities and for the affections of a
maiden with a well lined purse.
Even if a man is allowed to visit in
the guise cf a friend, the chances are
that he will eventually drift injp ma
trimony. Supposing'there to be sev
eral daughters in the "family where he
visit3, he will look upon the numb;r
as his greatest safeguard. He may
imagine that he will never attempt to
single out one, from the difficulty of
discovering which one to single out.
The girls would, of course, lead him
to believe that they looked upon him
as a brother, and that papa and mam
ma looked upon him in the light of a
son not son-in-law. The lucky bach
elor would thus be lulled to sleep. He
would become unguarded in his actions,
and would allow his feelings to lead
him whithpr they listed; and, as a na
tural sequence! he would eventually
single some one rose from these . flow
ers of woman-kind as being a little
fairer, having a pore charniing man
ner, or for iti some way or other com
ing nearer than her sisters to his ideas
of all that is excellent in woman. If
a bachelor t f middle age, he would
most probably select the younges of
the family, cheating himself into the
belief that he did so simply out of a
sort of fatherly regard for her. He would
christen her toe '-baby' of the house,
though she might be a fine grown
maiden of eighteen summers, and have
all the airs and ideas of a woman three
times her age. He would more fre
quently address his conversation to her
sisters, but at the same time he would
but rarely talk gweet speeeheB, talking
more like a schoolmaster than an ad
mirer, "that she might be instructed
somewhat. He would prefer walking
with her, that he might point out the
beauties of Nature, or illustrate the
harmonies of creation; and in effect he
would not fail to thov his preperence,
in spite of his awkward apologies and
grotesque efforts at concealment.
The sisters would be cajfal'not to
check legitimate sport. They would
manoeuvre so that the lovers, as they
would jokingly call them, always sat
next one another at the family board,
that they were partners in all amuse
ments, and that in party drives or
walks they should cither be left behind
or be left in front. Of course ' this
style of proceeding would not fail to
he observed. The lady friends of the
family would call and congratulate
mamma upon her having secured such
a son-in-law. Mamma would feel in
duty bound to tell her husband, and
the husband would have no alterna
tive than to infor,m his friend that,
owing to the talk of the neighbors, he
must either cease his visite altogether
or continue them on a different footing.
The poor bachelor has bt one cSiirse
open to him as a' man of honor ' "and
a gentleman he must as speedily as
possible raise this baby of the family
to the dignity of matron.
The Vest End.
Popping the Question.
All ladies know by instinct how
the question of questions should be
asked so asked as to make it icjl.-
Bat very few men known how to ask it
gracefully. Lovesfricen youths of
ten act sorrowf ully on' occasions of this
kind; in fact, like the merest libbers,
and the worst of it is that those of
them who should make the best hus
bands'ofterT spoil their chances by
floundering ridiculously at the critical
moment. For this reason, ."saucy,;
world-har-dened fellows who never
stamtnfir, blush, or falter, not unfre- j
quently carry off the prize from unso
phisticated 'ex cellen.ce-T-the lady not
discafering until too late, that she has
mistaken trass for gold. j
Under (these circumstances, why
will not soma gentle creature of a "cer
tain age," who has nothing ' more to ;
hope or fear from man, undertake to
teach the young idea how to shoot
dexterouslv at the matrimonial target?
It would be a profitable busi
manly, beyond a doubt;
the art of p:
Ex-President Pierce en tbe Elections.
Ex-President Franklin Pierce was
serenaded in Concord, New Hampshire,
by the 'Democrats who' were rejoicing
over the election returns. Halting in
front of his residence, the crowd gave
three cheers for Pennsylvania, three
for Ohio, and three for Gen. Pierce.
The ex-President appeared at the door
and was enthusiastically cheered, the
band playing the "Star Spangled Ban
ner." As soon as the music stopped,
ex-Prcsident Pierce spoke as follows :
"It has been so long your part and
mine, my friends and neighbors, to
breast and smile back defiance at what
we have Helie'ved to' be the torrent of
evil that one hardly knows how to re
ceive notes of 'triumph. 'I ant free to
confess, however, that the results
which you have come to announce are
not a surprise to me. There have been
mutterings, and some distinct enuncia
tions, which proclaimed them pretty
significantly to my mind. Not the
least of these was the encouragement
and hope which came down to us from
our neighboring State Montague
Verte a noble "State, represented by
high men for years Judge Collamer,
Gov. Foot, Hiland Hall, and others of
like stamp. Then came the 18,000
fresh votes from Maine, speaking en
couragement and hope. Then Mon
tana far-off Montana came over' the
mountains with her trumpet tone,
say4ng : 'Rally to the rescue of your
'Wave, Munich, all the banners wave,
And charge with all thy chivalry ;
for we 'are striking hands withjyou in
this great battlo for iiniou and inde
pendence. Then came California boom
ing over the cape and ocean to assure
us that the Pacific has recovered its
feet, and is ready for the great con
flict ; and uow I learn that Wc may
hope for victory in Ohio, which seem
ed like hoping "against hope. And, fi
nally, old sturdy Pennsylvania, Which
holds Independence Hall, speak words
of terror to the wrong and encourage
ment to the right. I warn you, my
friends, to note the fact that these tri
umphs, whatever they may be, arc no
party triumphs. The people have
risen in their majesty, with a consci
ousness of their power, and disregard
ing party lines and" party aspirations,
have been silently considering 'what
belongs to them, their children and
thtir country. I think the great bat
tle has been fought and won. If the
results are significant in nothing else
they ar'in this--that the white race'
--our race the German Italian,
French, Irish, Scotch and Anglo-Saxon
people are still to be the controlling
power of this continent. It is for
you, now, to remember your duties
your fidelity to principles ; what ycu
owe to your neighbors whether they
agree witfi'yod'or not and to take
care that the public weal suffer no det
riment at your hands. I thank you
for your very kind greeting ; and not
having strength in my present state of
health to say more, I bid you alj good
The president'? tiews on the Political
' ' Situation.
The Washington Republican gives
an accouut of an interview had with
the President on Saturday, by a Con
servative Republican, in which the
President freely expressed himself on
the late elections. It says : '
His attention was called to an ana
lysis ot the recent election in Ohio,
where two great parties presented each
its ticket. The people looked at them
both discriBiinateIy, and took'' the sol
dier standard-bearer (Hayes) of the
Republican party thus seemiugly re
buking the Democrats for nominating
a Vallandigham man like Thurman,
instead of a soldier, and accepted and
elected the Legislature of the Demo
cratic and Conservative party, to pre
vent the re-election of a Radical 'like
Mr. Wade, thus repudiating the two
extremes in politics, and then at the
f lme election they buried the disturb
ing question of'negfo Equality beneath
a majority of 50,000 votes. The Pre
sideut listened to this statement, and
"It is a remarkable fact. It is tbe
logic of events. Jjt iji the "true lesson
of the election. And what makes the
fact still more remarkable, is that this
wonderful discrimination was mads by
the people themselves at the polls," and
that the extraordinary results were ob
tained in the face of the misrepresen
tations that were constantly made in
the press and upon the stump, and fur
thermore, that the government of the
State was in the hands of the Radicals,
and the treasurer of their wealthy men
was poured out like water to aid them
in carrying the State The people
have conquered in spite of these ap
pliances, an,d have" "pointed' out the
right way for others, disregarding the
two dangerous extremes, and taking
the.eafe, high, Conservative ground as
laid'dayd in ,the August-Philadelphia
Convention of 1866 upon the Consti
tution, for the preservation of the
State, and in favor of pure loyalty and
a united and free country." -
During th's conversation, a very
brief synopsis of which we havesiveHi,
the President remarked that he thought
the lessen taught by "the 'people of
Ohio, as indicated above, was correct,
and he had been and should be guided
by it: He said the th6usaud, and one
repbrts set' afloat as to "what he was
about to do in reorganizing his Cabi
net were unauthorized 'and untrue.
Whatever '"he did Tn that 'direct i
e the sub
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retary fell in love with the princess;
who at length allowed him to visit her-:
One winter night he stayed with her
very late, and iii the mean time a deep
snow had fallen. If he left, his foot
marks would bo observed, and Vet' t'6
1 . ... .
stav would exnnsfi him tn rl.inor.r. At
. o - .
lensrth tha nrincfisq rpsnlvp.l tn arr
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him on her back to a neighboring
house, which she did. It happened
however, that from the window of his
bedroom the emperor saw the whole
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daughter were present, ua hstcd
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ought fo be done to the man who
pellod a king's daughter to carry
nn lifir shoulders, tlirontrh fWsf.
stiow, in'thb middle of winter's
The lovers were alarmed, but th
perer, addressing Egirvard,
"liad st thou loved my daughter
shouldst have come to me; thou
worthy of death, but 1 give thee
lives. Take thy fair porter in
Ten Follies. To think that
more a man cats t :e latter and strr:
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ger he will bccorilc.
xo ucueve mat ir.o more uours cm
' To conclude that if exercise is crood
for the health, the more violent aud
exhausting it is, the more good is
To imagine that every hour taken
from sleep is an hour ginned.
To action the presumption that the
smallest room in the' house is large
enough to sleep in.
To argue that whatever remedy
causes one to feel immediately better
is "good for' the.' system, without re
gard to more ulterior effects.
To commit au act which is felt in it
self to be prejudicial, hoping that
somehow or other it may be done in
your case with impunity; "'
lo advise another to take a remedy
which you have . not tried yourself
without making special inquiry whe
ther all the conditions are aliko.
To eat without an appetite, or con
tinue to eat'after it has been satisfied,
merely to gratify the taste.
lo eat a hearty supper for the plea
sure experienced during the brief time
it is passing down the throat, at the
expense of a night cf disturbed sleep,
and a'weary waking in hc morning. '
Marry Her First. Many years
ago, in what is now a .fioijri-hing - city,
1 lii . 11 1 -.V'
uvea a staiwarc DiacKsumn, lona 01
his piqe and his joke. lie was also
fond of bis blooming daughter, whoso
many graces had ensnared the affoc
tious of a young printer. The couple,
after a season of billing and cooing,
"engaged tliQtuselve.u," and nothing
but the consent cf the young lady's'
parents prevented thoir union. To ob
tain this an interview was the typo
prepared a little speech to admonsh
and convince tho old man, who sat en
joying his pipe in perfect content.
The typo dilated on the fact of their
long friendship, their mutual attach
ments, their hopes for the future and
like topics; and taking the daughter
by the hand, he Eaid: "I am now, Bir,
to ask your permission to "transplant
this lovely flower from its parent bed''
but his feeliugs overcame him and he
forgot the remainder of lu3 oritcrical
flourish, blushed, Stammered, aiid final
ly wound up with, "from its parents'
bed into my own." .-;
The father keenly relif-hed th'.s d's
comfiturc of the suitor, aud removing
his pipe and blowing a cloud, replied:
"Well,' young man, I don't know as
I have any objection, providing you
marry the girl first."
"One of the Saints." The pub
lic, generally, 'know who Col Win.
F. Henderson, of Davidson, commonly
called "Windy Billy,"'is. He gmed
largely in the recent Jacobin ' Conven
tion iu this city, as one' of the most
vindictive and violent "orators" of that
precious assemblage. He has been
lauded to tho skies by portionrj of the
Radical press, and been coupled with
Brownlow in the catalogue of "glori
ous patriots." It is even said that liu
is tke favorite candidate cf some of
them for Governor of North Carolina,
under the '"recohstracted" State!
Wc learn that, at Davidson Court,
in session the present week, thisgaifiu
patriot was indicted by' the Graud.
Jury for horsesfeali'nyl The Grand
Jury consisted of eleven Radicals;'l'6ur
negroes, and three Conservative citi
zens. We further learn 'that Hender
son, thereupon, came into Court aiid
himself requested that his riameshould
be' stricken from tic list of 'Attorneys-
It is said that he will also bo indie
ted for perjury fur having taken' 'the
test oath, as .Sub-ComiuissiDuet 6f th,.
Freedman's Bureau. No wonder thai
our honest, well meaning citizenr. 'arc
leaving a party, "where a mad lik,-
Ilenderson is recognized as a Icadef.
' """" ' R:tlcijh Sentinel,-
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During the trial of a suit in a Wc
1 1 , 1 . - .
ic-iu i-uuiv, counsel toot exception t;
the ruling on a certain point, and ?
dispute arose. 'If the court -please' -1
"wish to refer to this book a moment
Baid' the counsel; picking up a- rfr
ieie s no use in .a
eking up any books,' exclaimed th?
idge angrily, 'I 'haTe decided thfS
lint. 1 know, that: -Was - tha