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Wn iiiiii .munmaagw UliiJlJjll.iJi II . THE SOUTIIERNEIi. Published every Thursday by CIIATtLE, HEARSE & IIIGGS. JAS. G . CHARLES. TO. A. HEARSE. WM. EIGGS. I . ..A TBANSIUHT RATES: tlV One Spuare, (inch space; one time,. . . $1 00 Each Subsequent insertion; , i C.) L CONTRACT RATES : 5 - k . , One square one year, f5 no One-Fourth Column one year,. ...,, 50Kf, IZZ:.:: STJBSCEIPTION : (invariably is advaxce,) One copy one year, $3 00 One copy six months, 2 00 One copy three mouths 1 00 Twenty-Fits per cent. Is added to the above rates when paid at the end of the year. wue-naii column " ........ 9!) OP One Column one year, 150 0.) "1 MY COUNTRY: RIGHT OR WRONG: MY COUNTRY." easiness Cards oerapylnj ji sqove or less Inserted for Twenty Dollars 'yes.r. ' monthly changes allowed. - VOL. XLIII. TARBORO', EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 18G7. NO. 47. WW f Iff IDl HI Vi PROFESSIONAL. T,. D. PENDER 4-TTORNEY AT LAAV, TARBOKO', N. C. OFFICE, one. door below Post Office, Wid one nliovc the store of D Tender & Co. All business intrusteJ to my care will je promptly and strictly attended to. Sept. 23, 1SGG. 12-tf U7BERT ELLIOTT, ATTOKNEY AT LAW, " . CEce No. 21 West Main Street, Norfolk, Va. REFERENCES : Messrs. Dancy. llyinan & Co., New York. Dr. P. P. Clements. JJallimorc Messrs. C. V Grandy& Sons, Norfolk. Hon. l. A. Orahaisi, Iltllsboro', N. C. Hon. V. N.Il. Smith, Murfreeboro',N. C. Aug. S9. 3'.Mt ASA SIGHS. J. EDWIN MOORE BIGGS & MOORE, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Tarboro', N. C, WILL attend the Courts in the Coun ties of Miivtin, Bertie, Pitt, Edge combe, Halifax, Nnsh, Wilton and Wayne, end also the Federal, Bankrupt r.nd Su preme Courts. Strict attention paid to the collection and adjustment claims, a Ed to cases in Bankruptcy. w Augnst 1, 1SG7. 83 tf XKiy Wilson Carolinian nud Goldsboro' Star insert for one montli and send bill to this office. J. A. Pleasants, 31. D. SURGEON DENTIST, TA11I30I10N.C. Sept. 19. 41-tf DR. Ii. F. U02E3TS0X, DEN TIsT, TARBORO', N. C , Office at the Edgecombe House, where lie can be found on Monday and Tuesday of each week. May 2, 187. 22-tf NOTICE, K E RICKS, D. 1). L , would respect fully say to the Citizens of Tarboro' and its vicinity, that he is again in too practice cf his I'lofessioii and will in the future ns in the past endeavor to discharge his duty faithfully for all those who require Lis service Address, Rocky Mount, X. C. Feb. 3, .8iG 10 tf BANCY, HYMA5 & CO,, General Commission "Merchants, Ko. 21 "E.-tc:aang9 "Haie, NEW YORK. September --; tii 3--y VT3I. BliYCE & C0, COTTON FACTORS, 29 Chambers md 5 Reida Streets, FECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO j."4" he sale, of Cotton in th'w Market, on v.hi ii l.beral advances will be. made and T X I' H) on application to 1!. Chapman. sept. la. y lliih'dJ. Conner. Chas. II. Riclurdson JAS. II. McCLUER, of N. C., WITH R. J. CONNER c& CO., Manufacturers and Dealers in Hals, Caps, Furs, Straw Goods. 2.-4 & 256 CANAL STREET, Nearly opposite' Earle's Hotel, NEW YORK. July 28 35 tf JOiiX K. H0YT, of "Washington, N. C, with CHICHESTER & CO., WHOLESALE DEALERS IS Foreign and Domestic Hard ware, No 10, Barcb-y Street, near Aston House, I Jew York. $j$ Ail orders promptly attended to."?a Feb. 10 H-tf BROWN & CUTLER, Commission Jlrrcliants, 142 Pearl Street, NEW YORK. LIBERAL ADVANCES OX CON-M-nmcnts of f'ollosi and other 2'roduce Bagging, Bale Eopo and Iron Ties. Anni-hed to Planters on favoraMe terms. New York. Ave;. 20, 17. 30-Oin o. ( I., ci. KSI KS, Wilin:n3tvn,N. C. M. F. HATCH, : ; New York. ji"v"YoVk. HATCH, ESTES & CO., CJcneral Commission Slcrcliants, No. Front Street, Corner of Pine. : New York. CONSIGNMENTS OF COTTON AND 'A.J N:ival Stores solicited. advances made and all order;; :1mm:' '.! executed. ' t id. ID. ! 1-tf Taiir.akill, McIIwaiHC & Co., Couiiuisbioii Mercliauis, l:JO Pearl Street, IV ew YorJi. Strict Personal Attention given to COTTOX. itr::sT poll and gunny bag- ViJi t,-i:ig, po and Iron furnished at lnwts ii i ;s j k-1 rates. Tax on Cotton will be paid by our friends iWs-r. 1). l'en-lerfc Co.; Mathew Wcddell, Messrs. Smith 6r W'illiams, Tarboro', N. V. .1. K. Liiidicy, Rocky Mount, N. C. Mes-r. G. J I. Brown & Co., Washington, N. c Aug. ao. 30-t f A. T. BRUCE & CO., COTTON FACTORS, G en eral Commission Merchants, For tie Sale of Cotton and other Southern Produce. No. ICO PEARL STREET, NEW YQRK. IfD ARTIES Shipping Cotton to us can be -l accommodated with funds to pay lax by calling 0n Messrs. Brown & Pippea or Mr. dr. 11. D. Tcel, Tarboro'. Property covered bv Insurance as scon as Murie l . . net 13-lG-tf NORFOLK. NOTICE. OIIN "WHITE, ESQ., FORMERLY J" of W arrenton, N. C, is this day admit ted a partner in our business, the rtyle of the firm to be FREER, XEAL & CO. FREER ft NEAL. October 9. 4 1-tf GEO. II . FREER, N. C, JOIIX B. KEAI-, X. C. JXO. WHITE, K. O. FREER, KEAL & CO., COTTON FACTORS, AND General Commission Merchants, Norfolk, Va. Refer to R II Smith, Esq. Scotland Neck ; Hon Z 1? Vance, Charlotte ; O G Parsley Sc Co, iu Murray oc Co, Wilm.neton ; Lien eral R V Ilavward, Raleigh ; General Wade Hampton, South Carolina; Colonel JohnW. Cunningham, Person eiunty; Turner Rattle, Efq, Edgecombe; Exchange National Rank of Norfolk- George II Brown & Co, Wash ington, oct. 9. 44-tf RICKS, HILL & CO., COTTON AND Gen. Commission Merchants NORFOLK, VA. BAGGING and ROPE furnished pay able in Cotton. Liberal advances made. sop 1 40-tf JA3IES GORDON & CO., Co mm iss ion Mcrch a n ts, NORFOLK, VIRGINIA. JJEOMFT PERSONAL ATTENTION given to the sale of Produce of every kind, and to the purchase of all supplies for Farmers, Merchants, and others iii the country. nov 29, 1-tf V.W.Grand;, C.ll.Grandy, CW.Grandy.jr C. W, GRAXDY & SONS, House Established 184-3, FACTORS, FORWARDING AD COMMISSION ME Ii C II A XT S, Mcintosh's Wharf, NORFOLK, f7. FOR THE SALE OF COTTON, Grain, Naval Stores and Country Pro duce gciu'ralh-j and purchasers of General Merchandise. Sept 15 42-tf C01VAXD & HARRISS, General Commissieu jlerehar.ts, 20 Commerce Street, NORFOLK, VA. 7 ILL attend promptly to sales of Cot ton, Grain, Lumber, Tobacco, Na val Stores, &c, nad purchase of Supplies, and forwarding Cotton and Tobacco to Eu rope if desired. D. G. Coivaxd, Washington Co., A". C. R. J. IIahbiss, Granville, late of Halifax Count;, X. C. aug l-33-0in Refers to T. E. Lewis, Tarboro'. KAHER BIGGS. J. J. BIGGS KADER BIGGS & CO., GENERAL Comm ission Merchants, AND COTTON FACTORS, McPhails Wharf, NOlIFOLlv, VA. Shipments made to Llverjool free of forwarding Commissions, and the usual advances made ftSr Special attention paid to the sale of Cotton, and all kinds of Country Pro duce, jung 2 27 ly J. I). REED. AGT.. PRACTICAL HATTER, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Plats, Caps?, Straw Goods, Umbrellas, Caoes. &a , No. 18 Main Street, NORFORK, VA. ap. 18. 20-ly L. Ecrkhy. W. M. Millar. J. W. G randy, Formerly of N. C. BERKLEY, MILLAR & CO. Wholesale Dealers in Dry Goods & Notions, 'l6 West Main Street, Next door to Exchange National Bank NORFOLK, VA. mar. 2S. 1G ly ESTABLISHED 1831. J. M. FREEMAN, "Watchmaker and Jeweler, XO. -29 MAIN STREET, Corner of Talbot Street. NORF.OLK, VA. C CONSTANTLY ON HAND A FULL J assortment of Watches, Jewelry, Sil ver ware, &c. ' Watches carefully and properly Repair ed, npr. 4. 18-tf L. L. Brickhovne. S. J. Thomas. L. L. BRICKHOUSE & CO., Wholesale and Retail dealers in BOOTS, SHOES, Trunks, Valises, Carpet Bags&c., No. 23 Main Street, Opposite Taylor, Martin & Co., Norfolk, Va. J5gy- Fun stock constantly on hand at Lowest Market Prices. John II. Feekee, of Morganton, N. C. mar 28. 16-ly C F Greenwood. . Fred Greenwood. ESTABLISHED 1847. C. F. GREENWOOD & CO., "Watchmakers and Jewelers, DEALERS IN ' . a TUNE GOLD AND SILVER WATCII . cs, Diamonds, Pearl and other rich Jewelry, Solid Suer and Plated Ware, Spectacles, Clocks AND Fancy Goods, Jb. 27 ' Main Street, Norfollc, Virginia. N. B. Watches and Jewelry repaired by the most skillful workmen and warranted. April 4. 1SG7. . '"i 18-ly NORFOLK. JA0. BURGESS & CO., Wholesale Grocers, Commission Mer chants, and Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Liquors, Cor. Wide Water and Commerce Streets, Norfolk, Va. PECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO consignments and prompt returns made. Oct. 10. 44-Gm WM. U. PETERS. WASHINGTON REED. PETERS & REED, General Commission, Shipping and l'orwarding Merchants, Town Point, Norfolk, Va., Water Street, Portsmouth. Oct. 10. 44-3m W. HORNER, Succtttor to r. BIL WORTH,) 1 "Wide Water Street, NORFOLK, VA., No. 7ILL PAT THE HIGHEST MAR- ket price tor Cotton and Yv oolen Rags, Rope, Paper, Metals, Bones, &c. June G, 1807. 27-ly SMITH, ELLIOTT & CO., Grocers and Commission Merchants, No. 12 Roanoke Squire, Norfolk, Va. CONSIGNMENTS OF PRODUCE and orders for Goods will receive prompt attention. Bassring and Rope fum ed. Sept.' K 40-tJan'GS W. H. C-IIKKK. W. K. CAPKHART. C. CAPEH ART. CHEEK, CAPEHART & CO., Grocers and Commission Merchants, No. 25 Commerce Street, Norfolk, Va. A SUPPLY OF PUKE Peruvian isl Guano and other Fertilizers, Hope, Bag-jring, (ircceries and Liquors, kept con f tanily on hand. 3ojl . 5. 40-Cm. TAILOR, MARTIN & CO DEALERS IN HardAvax'e, Cutlery, 1 vR IRON AND STEEL, WAGON MATERIAL, UKLT1XG AND PACKING, House Furnishing Goods, &c, Circular Front, corner of Main street and Maiket Square, Norfolk, Va. Nails at Factory Prices, Trace Chains, Weed, Hilling and Grub Hoes, Horse Col lars and Ilames, Axes, Sa-.vs, &c., &c. The tr.-iu? supplied at Northern prices mar. 2S. 10-ly SMV. "SELBXER. 39 lain Street, NORFOLK, VA. ESTABLISHED 1854. Wholesale arid Retail Clothier and Merchant Taylor "ETr EEPS CONSTANTLY ON HAND ilaL one of the lartrest and best seictt Mocks of RradT Made Clolhin? and gent furnisLing goods, also a fine aisort inent of piece goods, which lie is prepared to make up to order in the latest aud most fashionable 6tyles, a call is very respect fully requested. S. W. SELDNER. April 4, lSd7. 18-tf DAVIS & BROTHER, Wholesale dealers in ERIES, LIQUORS, and Agents for Carolina Belle Scutch Snuff, and various grades of VIRGINIA MANUFACTURED Tobacco. fZ EEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND Ik. a full stock of Sugar and Colfee, Flour, Lard, Bacoa, Candles, Family and Fancy Soaps, Cheese, Eutter, Pish, Pork, Salt, Candy, Buckets, Brooms, Shot, Pow der, nud many other articles, to complete the assortment usually found in a JTf)jh)a bins rctrv Blou&c. Any consignment will have especial at tioa. No 4 Rowland's Wharf, Norfolk, Va. ap. 25, 18G7. 21-ly Ed. F. Tahb. Ed. M. Moore. Ed. J. GiJJith. EDWARD P. TABU & CO. W HOLES ALE DEALE US 1 N HARDWARE, CUTLERY AND FANCY GOODS. West idc Market Square, Norfolk, Va, Sign of the Anvil. AGENTS FOR THE SALE OF OLD Dominion Nails, Emery's Cotton Gin, Boyle & Gambles Circular. Pit and cut Saws WarrenUd. 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 & Co's Standard SCALES, that will weigh a Gold Dollar or a Canal Boat Loaded. A large stock of Queens Ware, China and Glass. Attention of the trade re spectfully solicited. mar. 28. IG-ly MISEL,L.AVEOUS. K. M. LAWRENCE, General Agent & Commission Merchant KEEPS CONSTANTLY ON HAND the best brands of FLOUR and gene ral assortment of Family Groeeries. JUST BEHIND THE COURT HOUSE. Highest prices paid for Cotton, Bacotf, Lard, Beeswax, &e. ; Will furnish Bagging & Hope and supply all orders lor Merchandize at small commis sions. Call and see for yourselves. Sept 5. 40-4 m II. WISWALL & SON, Commission Merchants, and Wholesale and Retail dealers in Groceries & General Merchandise, MAIN STREET, WASHING-TON, N. C. Nov. 25. - 1-ly K1ID GIAS FOR SALS a very superior article, i Apply tW, ' scpl 40-tf . GEO. C. SUGG. THE SOUTHERN Eli. THURSDAY, OCT. 31, 1S67 Memories of (he War. The Soldiers of (be Confederacy. At the first summons to arms, the youth and manhood of the South res ponded with a decree ox enthusiasm which had seldom if ever been vit- nesscd. The fields, the workshops, the country houses, eveu the schools and colleges were at once deserted, and it was necessary to repress rather than the fierce ardor which threatened to go fur beyond the cxi- ency. The sound of martial music was to be heard everywhere ; on every hill raw militia were undergoing the drill, and the lights of the camp-fires were seldom out of sight from the Po tomac to the Rio Grande. Persons who retired to the North represented the South as one vast military camp. The smiles of the fair sex, the gentle wives, monitions or sweethearts and mothers and sisters, were not wanting. and did not fail to exercise an irresis tible influence. The pauper boy, the hardworked yeoman, side by side with the country gentleman, born to for tune, reared in affluence, instructed in the highest schools, forgetting all dis tinction, cheerfully united around the same rude camp kettles and shared the same blankets ' Noble and generous im pulse, furnishing, perhaps, one of the few redeeming features of the reitrn ( which men call war ) of thut " horrid king besmeared witii blood Of human sacrifice and parent's tears." Alas ! in the experionce raid hopeful ness of youth how much that was grand aud .intoxicating in pemp and circuHk-bmce of " glorious war " was destined soon to pass away, leaving nothing behind but its stern and ter rible realities. The long, dreary march, the midnight attack and do fence, tl c burning suu without shelter, the winter's frosts and snows without protection, the naked feet and the scantily clad person, the wretched ra tion, which left fo often the appetite unappeased, the hospital and its rud? outfit, long and protracted sickness without ministration or comfort, wounds bleeding and limbs tortured under the surgeon's knife, the tender and loving kiudnes.s of mother aud sister no longer present, the chaplain's hasty prayer, the comrade's rough hand heath ! Is this the reality of the beautiful dreams which came over the heart of the soldier boy when the drum and the bugle sound, and the prancing steeds snuff the battle afar off? Yet dutj calls and it is enough. lie has somebody's l ive ; Somebody's heart ensirriiied him there Somebody waited his name above, Night and morn, on the v.'nigs of prayer, Somebody e;t when he inarched sway, Looking S(i handsome, brave and grand ! Somebody's kiss on bis forehead lay Somebody clung to his parting hand. " Somebody's watching and waiting f r hint, Yearning to hold him again to her heart; And there lie 'i-'s with h;s blue eyes dim, And the smiling, child-like lips apart. Tenderly bury the fair young dead Pausing to drop on his grave a tear."' Who that recalls those times can ever forget the wan and jaded look of those noble soldiers in their rusty and faded suits of gray as he met them ev erywhere, crowding the wayside homes, clamorous for seats on the railroad cars, or sitting and standing iu dense crowds upon the tops of the cars and the platforms, or around the railroad depots. You saw them in the highways walking in Fquads, with their heavy burdens, to their dist.int holies, upon furlough or returning promptly to their commands. You saw them at your door asking for a few crumbs aud a night's shelter upon the floor or ia the piazza. You saw them sleeping upou the hard ground often in the freezing night without blanket and without fire, but did you ever hear them complain or wish to evade the calls of duty ? Not often. How merry their shouts ; what laughs, what jokes at the expense of the luckless civilian who passed their way ; what honorable bearing and what inexhaustible supplies of Confederate money which came to them no one knew how, and which they lav ished like children, giving readily the most marvellous prices for any thing that was offered. ' How often the vic tim of the sharper and the extortioner, yet never complaining. Gentle and kind, and considerate to the wauts of all, yet in the presence of the enemy, seized suddenly with the inspiration which seemed almost infernal with a wild shout they rushed to the cannon's mouth and perform miracles of valor which sent fear, wonder and admira tion to the heart of the enemy. Such was the Confederate soldier, and long did he preserve that charac ter. Four years of war did its work, however; upon some, and left an im press which was not encouraging. As the cause became hopeless, and the soldier began to realize that all his sacrifices would be ia vain, the ardor of many abated, and ranks which had been full were gradually reduced and thinned, for which neither the battle field nor the hospital could account. Let us not judge too harshly, howev er, these men. Endless sufferings in camp, and starving and homeless fami lies crying for relief! ' From first to last, it may be assumed that 500,000 soldiers were under arms in all of the Confederate States, though it is known that at no time was there half that number capable of being brought into action. . When the first surrender occurred, not 100,000 men remained iu all the armies of the Con federacy ! The dead and disabled from all causes during-the entire war reach ed, it is believed, the vast number of 150,000 or 200,000. which as above half the loss of the enemy, vho at the end of the "war, . had under arms a million of disciplined and well-provisioned men. Farewell Confederate soldiers. Braver men have never walked the earth or truer. Ycur cause is lost ! You accept it as the decree of Provi dence, and resume the kindly and ge nial offices of peace, and in every avo cation are found to-day nobly strug gling to restore a ruined country. You will be loyal and true to the flag which protects you, as you were loyal and true to the one whici is furled forever. Of your dead, one of the sweetest of our Southern poets has said : " Sleep sweetly in your buniblo graves, Sleep, martyrs of a fallen cause. Though yet no marble column craves The pilgrim hero to pause, In seeds of laurels in the earth, The garlandsfipur fame are sown, And snnnwheiyititg for its birth, The shaft is in the stone." Farmers' Sons. The important inquiry was made iu the Western Rural, some time siucc, 'How shall we train our boys so that they will be farmers when they are men?' The query is partly met in a subsequent number by the remarks of a farmer who found no difficulty in retaining his boys at home, simply by giving them pleasant occupation there. Please permit some further sugges tions. Hake farm life attractive to them while young. An existence of mere mechanical drudgery, like that of the treadmill, is illy fitted to retain an in telligent youth in any occupation which imposes it. Pour around your calling the light of science. Rring to it the refinements of sulture, and the excite ment of inteiiigcuo and practical inves tigation. Particularly let the mother be interested and informed, and by daily conversation inhise her own en thusiasm into the spirits of her sons. Make the farmhouse a place of de light to the senses and an inspiration to the soul. This will assist in your own noble calling, which will be likely to bring forth fruit in afterlife. But if. after all. some of your sons should steadfastly incline to other pur suit, do not attempt to thwart nature, for she docs not mould all minds alike. In the same family ru:iy be found a great variety of talent and inclination. If you try to compel a boy to au occu pation which he seriously dislikes, you not only discourage or disgust, but perhaps prevent the life of usefulness which lie Hugat lead in another. Lend him a helping hand in whatever calling he may prefer, showing him that his interests are your interests; that, although j-our own favorite pur suit is not his choice, you are yet wil ling to assist him in attaining useful ness and honor in another. There should be a mutual confidence between parent aud son. Let the fa ther listen patiently to the boy's plans and hopes, and encourage him to speak of them. What if they are chimeriea';? W hat if a ripe experience sees they can never be realized? Let the father be ia no haste to dampen the ardor of the boy, but by degrees unfold the sub ject in its proper light, aud by cauti ously changing the currcntof his mind, lead him, not drive him, from his un wise pv:-poso. A son who makes a father his comfidaut, if that father be wise, will be in much less danger of acting rashly than if he should keep his owa counsel or only with those , - i i wuuse experience m.s tecn no extensive than his own." mors Jfinsalrni. by j:dna dean runoTon, One approaching .Jerusalem at twi light, from the Damascus side, might well exclaim with the Psalmist, "Beau tiful for situation, joy of the whole cath, is Mount Zion, on the sides of the North, the city of the Great King," The gray, battleuiented walk look mas sive and venerable in the distance ; convent and tower and minaret, the cross and crescent shinning high, lift themselves above the flat roofs of the streets; and so wondrously clear is the air that distance is lost, and the great dome of the Mosque of Omar appears to rest upon the purple ridge of the mountaius of Jloab ; nay, if you are 1112.1 enough to catch a limpsc of the Dead bea at their base, it will seem as though you might almost cat a stone from your hand into its moveless wa ters. In the heart of a bare and compara tively barren country, without any of the bustle and importanoo of a seaport town, or the activity and verdant beau ty of one in the midst of a fertile aud flourishing region, Jerusalem is yet the most attractive city on earth. For here God, from whom we came and to whom we go, was unveiled, and walked a man among men ; robed himself in such loose garments as are worn by that group yonder ; talked with his dis ciples in these groves ; ate the fruit of tho fig trees ; healed the lepers crouch ing, as do those to day, under the city wall ; taught daily in these streets the immortal truths of love to our Father above and our brothers below; carried himcclf so tenderly that the outcast aud broken hearted clung to him for help and comfort; endured bitterest agony under the clives of the Garden of Gethsemane, in this quiet valley beneath the Mount Zion ; suffered death which awaits us all was buried in one of the sepulchres ; and, rising again, to human eyes still in human form, from the top of that green hill at our left, went back to Heaven ! Blessed is he whose eyes rest upon Jerusalem, yet ruled as it is by the Moslem and tenanted by the Arab, with its rough, uncleanly streets,: and its lack of thrift and healthy life. Do not enter the gate if you would pre serve your dream unbroken ; but turn away while yet the solt light lingers, aud in-the South the Etars begin to gliniaicr over the fiilds of Bethlehem. 1 Terr ble Bedfellow. I looked at my neighbor with con siderable curiosity. His face indica ted a man of not over thirty years a period at which men are still young but his hair was as white as fresh fallen snow. One seldom sees, even on the heads of the oldest men, hair of such immaculate whiteness. He sat by my side in a car on the Great Wes tern Railroad in Canada, and was look ing out of the window. Suddenly turning his head, he caught me iu the act of staring at him- a rudeness of which I was ashamed. 1 was about to say words of apology, when he quie tly remarked, "Don't mention it; I'm used to it." The frankness of this ob servation pleased me, aud in a very lit tle while we were conversing on terms of familiar acquaintanceship, and be fore long he told me the whole "Story: "I was a soldier in the army of In dia," said he, "aud, as is often the case with the soldiers, I was a little too fond of liquor. One day I got drunk aud was shut up in the black hole for it. I slumped down upon tho floor of as it lay stretched, out above my head on the floor. I knew at once wcat it shape crawling acrsss my right hand as it lay stretched out abovemy head on the floor. I knew at once what it was a snake! Of course my first im pulse was to draw away my hand, but knowing that if I did so the poisonous reptile would probably strike its fangs into me, I lay still, with my heart beat ing in my breast like a trip hammer. Of course my fright sobered me instan tly I realized all my peril iu its ful lest extent. Oh, how I lamented the hour that I first touched liquor. In every glass of liquor there is a serpcut; but it docs not come to everybody in the shape that it did to me. With a slow, undulating itotion, the reptile dragged its carcase across my face, inch by inch, crept down over my breast and thrutfc its head inside my jacket. As I felt the hideous scrap ings of the slimy body over my cheeks, it was only by a most tremendous ef fort that I succeeded in restraining myself from yelling loudly with ming led terror and disgust. At last I felt the tail wriggling down towards my chin; but imagine what I felt at my heart, if you can imagine it, as I reali sed that -the dreadful 'creature had coiled itself up under my jacket as 1 lay, and had fccmingly gone to sleep, for it was still as de::th. Evidently it had no idea that I was a human creature; if it had it would not have acted in that way. Ail snakes are cowardly, and they will not approach a man unless to strike him in self de fence. Three hours I lay with that dreadful weight ia my bosom, aud each minute was like an hour to me like a year. I seemed to have lived a life time in that brief space. Every -incident of my life passed through my memory in rapid succession, as they say is the case wUh the drowning man. I throught of my mother away in old England; my happy homo by the Avon; my Mary, the girl I loved and never expected to see them more. For no matter how long I bore this, I felt that it must end iu death at last. I lay as rigid as a corpse, scarcely dar ing even to breathe, and all the while my breast was growing colder, where the snake was lying against it, with nothing but a thin cotton shirt be tween my skin and its. I knew that if I stirred it would strike, but I could not bear ibis much longer. Even if I succeeded in lying still until the guard came, I expected his opening the door and coming in would be my death-warrcut all tho same; for no doubt the reptile would sec that I was a man as soon as the light was let in at the door. At last I heard footsteps approachinj'. There was a rattling at the lock. It was the truard. lie opened the doer. The snake a cob- ra dt cabeila, i now saw darted up its huge hooded head, with tho hide ous rinvrs around its eyes, as if about to strike. I shut my eyes aud mur :uu"cd a prayer. Then it glided away with swift motion, and disappeared in the darkness. - 1 staggered to my feet aud fell swooning iu the arms of the guard. For weeks after I was very sick, and when 1 was able to be auout I found mv hair as white cs you now see it. I have not touched a drop hqupr siuce." Alliance Keren. Lest Arts. In regard to colors v e are far behind the ancients. None of the colors in the Egptiin paintings of thousands of years ago are the least faded, ex cept the green. The Tynan purple of the entombed city of Pompeii is as fresh to-day as it was three thousand years ago. Some of the stucco, pain ted ages before the Christian era,- bro ken up and mixed, revealed its origin al lustre. Aud yet we pity the ignor ance of the dark-skinned children of the ancient j,gypt. l he colors upon the walls of Nero's festal vault are as fresh as if painted yesterday. So is the cheek of the Egyptian prince who was contemporaneous- with Ptolemy and Cleopatra, at whose feet Cscsar laid the riches of his empire. And in regard to metals. The ed ges of the statue5? of the obelisks of Egypt, and of the ancient walls of Rome, are as sharp as if hewn but yes terday. And the stones still remain so closely fitted that their seams, laid with mortar, cannot be penetrated with the edge of a penknife. And their surface is exceedingly hard so hard that when the French artist en graved two lines upon aa obslisk brought from Egypt, they destroyed in the tedious task, many of the tools which could be ma And yet these an traced upo T cha rao rr r r Quite recently, it is recorded, that while an American vessel was on the shores of Africa, a son of that benight ed region made, from an iron hoop, a knife superior to any on board the vessel, and another made a sword of Damascus excellence from a piece of iron. Friction is very old. Scott had his counterparts two thousand years ago. A story is told of a warrior who had no time to wait for the proper forging of his weapon, but seized it red-hot, rode forward, but found to his surprise that the cold air tempered his iron in to an excellent steel weapon. The temporing of steel, therefore, which was new to us as century since, was old two thousand years ago. Ventilation is deemed a very mod ern art, but this is not the fact, for apertures, unquestionably made for the purpose of ventilation, are found in the pyramid tombs of Egypt. Yes, thousands of years ago, the barbarous Pagans went so far as to ventilate their tombs, while we yet scarcely know how to ventilate our houses. An Incident of Army Life. Implicit obedience is rigorously ex acted as the very first of duties in the Austrian military service. There w; an old officer who formerly commanded a regiment of cavalry, an excellent and enthusiastic soldier who had risen from the ranks, and understood the service thoroughly down to the most minute details. He was, however, very rough and outspoken, and havinsr served most of his time in secluded districts of Hungary, there had been small op portunities for him to grow civilized or refined by frequenting gobd society. One unlucky day the whole regiment was assembled for drill.. Somehow every thing went wrong; each man tried his utmost, but to no avail; first one mischance and then another oc curred, until the fiery old colonel could stand it no longer; so sheathing his sword, he gave his staff officers orders to march their divisions home, and in a state of desperate indignation rode off the ground, saying to the officers as he did so: "Go to h 13, gentlemen, and The rest of the scutence must be suppressed, as it cannot be given in English iu its naked simplici ty. Now his voice was loud and strong. and whenever he cave tho word of command it was heard by each ra in fir and near. The last order appeared to the officers to have been given with unusual disticiness. Such an insult could not be submitted to by the im perial army without degradation, and it was instantly agreed to complain to the general through the colonel, and obtain full and ample redress. Iu fact, the officers were unanimously of the opiuion that the colonel ought to be made to resign. Accordingly, two of each rank were appointed to form a deputation, and headed by the lieutenant-colonel, they appeared, -at the colonel's quarters, and demanded to bo Con ducted-; to the gene ral of division, there, as they freely in formed him, to complain of the un questionable order they had received from their commandaut. " Very good, gentlemen," the colonel replied, " but, adjutant, turn to page , paragiaph , of Articles of War, and read it aloud for the benefit of my officers." The adjutant obeyed, aud read as fol lows : " should an inferior consider that an order issued by a superior is unjust, he must obey the order, and then only will he have a right to complain : oth erwise he will be guilty of a breach of discipline. "Tirst obey aud then complain," repeated the colonel. " Gen tlemen, have you obeyed my orders?" The officers understood their position at once, and saw tho colonel, availing himself of his accurate knowledge of the military regulations, had what is vulgarly called "planted" them. Ac cordingly they immediately prepared to leave the room, but, to the relief of all parties, the colonel at ouco made a full apolc- J- He was," he said. " a rcuirh old hussar, whose tongue too ften outran his discretion ; that he regretted sin cerely the expression that had escaped him, and trus ted that his officers would not consider it derogatory to their dig nity to accept his excuses." Of course this frank appeal was iot made in vain; the matter was at ence arranged, but it was for a long time a standing joke against the hussars. Stealing with the Tongue. The Paris papers reveal a new style of theft by which jewelers are victimized. The professor of the ingenious device prese nts himself in the shop of a dea ler in diamonds and pearls, and asks to see some small unset stones. lie is well dressed, and wears colored tpec tacles. The stones are laid before I him, spread on paper. Being very nearsighted, a3 his glasses proves, he is obliged to bring his eye so near to the gems that he can pick them up with the tip of his tcugue, and he keeps them in his mouth until out of the shop. If he fears detection, which seldom occurs, he swallows his treasu res whence the slang name of "swal-low-itraw," giver to this class of 'nr tists by the thieves'", fraternity. One of them was caught- recently. The diamond merchant, put'ppon his guard by a victim, said ho ha4. no small stones, but would have a large supply the next day. A policeman" was iu waiting; the diamonds were laid out upon paper previously impregnated with an cxtrcuKjly bitter tfrvjtr, which. when the thief gave his lick, i i-"i -i - ' - " - Editorial Advertising. An exchange has the following jupfc and truthful remarks on arf occasional ly misunderstood subject: ; "The free tickets given to the press for places of public amusement, etc.' are always paid for Tory liberally. -As a rule, those who issue not those who received these f ee tickets are the dead heads usually' givfnw fiftv cents for that which, a five . dollar bill wuold adequately pay for; "So jongas the newspaper editor is expected t6 give liberal notices of entertainments before they occur, and then ' follow these with a general puff after the show is over, he certainly has no place in the dead-head classification: In deed, in cine cases out often the cdi tors wouia De glad to receive half for their work, and pay two price tne irea iickce. - ihey certainly. a mai-e money Dy tue operation may add a few words on the sucject oi advertising. The pu tion oi aavcrtiscineuts is as. rnu the business of a newspaper as tl lication of the news, aud an edito ticewuich is designed to sunrilO place of or add valuojto a regular vcrtisement, nas even leas claim gratuitous insertion than would an advertisement. Yet there are who ask just such gratuitous n rignt. If these same persons b1io be asked to make a present" of a do yards of muslin to each purchaser a merino dress, or a dollar's worth sugar to whoever bought three pout or tea, or half a dozen 'free ticket" H whoever engaged twenty seats at a ccqi cert, they would rescut tho demand as an insult. Yet why should not tneif wages be given away as freely as should and arc the products of the editor's and publisher's labor and capital? The merchant makes his profit and living by selling his goods. The pub lisher of a newspaper niakc3 Lis. by selling his advertising columns, tiot by giving them away, aud when he does thus give them in aid of a public libra ry or other beneficent object, he de serves thanks as a public benefactor, and not insults as a 'dead-head.'" Love's Last Request. "Fare well, farewell," I cried. "When I re turn thou'lt be my bride till then be faithful, adieu in silence oft I'll think of you." - ihe glistening tears strained W briglit eyes her thickening hronMi ;a choked with sighs her fongac denies ncr uosom s sway -i-aiewoii' i tore myfen away. ! One moment say," she stammered out; as quick as thought I wheeled about. , . t "My angid speak ! can aught bo dono to coinlort thee when I am -'oneV T'll send thee specimens of art from every ruropcarj mart 1 11 sketch fop thee, each Alpine scene, to let thee see where I have been. A tdoue- from Simplon's dreadful height, shall gratify thy: curi ous sight. I'll -climb the fiery' Et na's side to bring treasures for my bride; and, oh, my life, each ship shall bear a double letter to my fair." "Ah, George," the weeping angel said, and on my shoulder fell her head 'For constancy, my tears are hos. tagc but when you write, please pay the postage." . . y The Sherman and John'son Treaty. Every one can understand that if General Sherman's treaty with Geueral Johnson had been approved by the Administration, pi- ly General Grant, all the States woiildrha7c beet; in the Union iu Juno, 18C5, the c'oun try would have been placed oatbo road to prosperity, negro suffrage and negro equality would have been kept in the background, arid all tho trou bles we have since had upon the ques tion of reconstruction would have been avoided. That document recognized a. much of State rights as the Northern people are willing to concede, and may yet be the platform of a Presidential party. We believe that Sherma: could be elected President with that and nothing else for lm r.Iatfm-m . Ex-President Buchanan recentlv had conversation with a newspaper "corres pondent, who says : v "lie Mr. Buchanan thinks that the terms that were agreed on by Genernli joe .jo-inson a?iu fchennan at the of the surrender were tho wisest tim t thu could have been followed. ' Slowly the public mind will come t the same conclusion. Eltxtioni-s yet to be - Held. Concerning tMo elections that are to U hc)l during-the coming, month,: tin Nut ionnl Intt tii'jarrcr says New York has to elect a Sta'e ticket ahd-Legis!;.. ture. That its Republican majority o last year will bo reversed is a cei tai as anything can be that hr.3 not actun; ly happened. Tho estimates of tK Conservative majority ore so large tb,i we hardly care to annoy our oppoiie-u: in advance by repeating- them ; bt; that tho majority will be ovcrwhcluiin:' they know us well as we do. Iu V -Jesey there is a Legislature to be '-Ik--cn, which will, of cfturee, bo Oii: vative, and a coneiik-'ional amou ment allowing "negro -suffrage is to i voted on.- Its clmnccsj after t! result m Onto, may very- rc;n estimated. In Michigan and Kins. nejrro suffrace is also tn h., vrt d (! In these two States, and in V.'ist5' Minnesota ami Mgccm.!.. ... . i..-.r ar , - ...... . iiurciis. iii--"-- I State.clections to be held early se- mourn. Jn ail oMheni we ct ( large gains for the, Copgerral-ittS, 8" Tlire-ni -.1 V