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THE SOUTHERNER.
Fublisaod eftry Thursday by
L'IIARLEjS, HI3ARNE & BIGGS.
-IAS. G.CHARLES. W)t. A. HSA&NK. Wjtl BIG3S.
"Terms" of Uyeftlsi
f
Tit A SSltiXT RATES 4 4
One Spuare. (tin h iir.c.'. oe time,.
pavh Subsequent; insertimi
' ". COXTHAC'T RATES!,'.
TlBUs Of SUBSCRlPTIONt
(ixVAEUilfeV I AbVANtB.)
T)ne copy one yeftf-.i uunninui... $3 00
Utte copv mettiit . 2 00
One copy1 thre months 1 00
Twenty-Fire per cent. Is added to the
above rates when paid at the end of the
year.
Oiii Mtitm' one year . .....
One-fotiriji .Cqluniii uiiyar.,
Que-Ilali; C'oliiinii " ' . .
Pnc Column one year........
.. 1S0 p) i.
''MY COUT3ElYi ilGrHT Oil "WON: COUNTRY.'
Business Cards occupying a square or
less Inserted for Twenty Dollars a year, v
Monthly changes allowed. - :
VOL. XLIII.
TARBORO', EpGECOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER U, 18G7.
NO. 49.
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PROFESSIONAL.
t,. D. PENDER
ATTORNEY AT IAW,
TARBORO', N. 0.
OFFICE, one door below Pest Office,
. and one above the store of D Pender & Co.
All business intrusted to my rcare will
be promptly and Strictly attended f.o.
Sept. 25, 1666. 12-tf
GILBERT ELLIOT!,,
ATTPNEY AT f,AW,
Office No. 24 West Main Street,
Norfolk, Va,
REFERENCES :
Messrs. Dancy, Hyinaa &c Co., Ngr Ycyfk
Dr. P. P. Clements, Baltimore.
Messrs. C. W Grandy & Sons, Norfolk,
lion. V. A. Graham, Hitlsboro', N. C.
Hon. V; . N. H. Smith, Murfreesboro', N. C.
Aug. 29. 31)-tt
ASA BICGS. J. EDWIit MOOBB
BICCS & MOORE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Tarboro', N. Q.,
WILL attend tlie Courts in the Couu
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 pf claims,
and to cases in Bankruptcy.
August 1, 1867. 33 tf
Wilson Carolinian and Goldsboro'
JStar iusert for one month and send bill to
his office.
DR. R. F. ROBERTSON,
N $gg TI3T,
TARBORO', N. C ,
Office at tlie Edgecombe House, where
lie can be found on Monday and Tuesday
pleach week.
May 2, 1SG7.
NOTICE.
A E. RICKS, D. 1. L , would respect
fully say to the Citizens of Tarboro' and
its vicinity, that be is again in the practice
vf his Iiofession and will in the future
as in the past endeavor to discharge Ms
duty faithfully for all those who wquire
his service.
Address, Rocky Mount, N. C.
Feb. 3, ISGS 10 tf
SEW YORK.
DANCY, MM AN & CO.,
.Crnrral commission Merchants,
No. 24 Exchange Place,
NEW YORK.
September 2("th 1S07. 32-ly
H 31. BRACE & C.,
rnni'fW FACTORS.
29 Chambers amd 5 Reads Streets,
SEW YORK.
wrui. ATTENTION PAID TO
Ji ti.-l. if Cotton in this Market, on
which liberal advances will be made aim
TX P WD on abdication to li. Chapman,
.fept. 19. 4F-.'y
Rich'd J. Conner. Chat. II. Rich,irJson
J AS. II. JTcCLUEli, of N. C,
WITH
J. (BONNER & CO.,
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Hals, Caps, Furs. Straw Goods.
234 & 2.-ti CANAL STREET,
Nearly opposite Enrle's lotel,
NElf 'ORK.
July 23 35'tf
J0UV K. H0IT?
of "Washington, N. C, with
CHICHESTER 4 CO.,
WHOLESALE KEALER8 IN
'Foreign and Dojnestic Hard
ware; No 10, Barclay Street, near Aston Jouse,
New York.
JSSir All ords promptly attended to.ts3
. Feb. 10 ' ll-.tr
O. r. IIAT(I, i.. kste-,
Hew Xji'k. ivVilmington, N. C.
' V. F. HTCH,
New York.
iUTCII, ESTfiS & CO.,
fieneral Commission Merchants,
ISTo. 13'2 Front Street, Corner ot Pine
Now York.
C1 0 N S I G N M EN T S1 0 F COTTON AND
Naral Stores solicited.
Usual advanees made and a!! orders
nromplly executed.
p Uct. 10. -tf
Tannahill, Mcllwaine & tov
Commission Merchants,
13 O Pearl Street,
Sew York.
Strict Personal Attention given to
COTTO.Y.
EST ROLL AND GUNNY BAG
ging, Koie and Iron furnished at
lowes market rates.
Taxes on Cotton will be paid by our f.-iends
Messrs. D. Pender & Co, Alathew Weddell.
Eso., Mesvs'. Siiii'h i- U'llliatus, Tar!oro',
N'.'p. J. E. Lindsey, Ro..ky M-junt, N- C.
Messrs.'G. JI. Browu & Cl'., Waslington. N.
f- A up. '.;). :c-tf
A. T. BRUCE & CO.,
PPT-TON FApTOKS,
ppneral Commission Merchants,
For the Sale of Cotton and other
Southern Produce.
No. 1GC TEARL STREET,
NEW YORK.
ARTIES Shipping Cotton to us;an be
accommodated with funds to nav iFax
py calling on Messrs. Browu & Pippep or
IU. JL D. Teel, Tarboro'.
Property overed by Insurance as soon
as ttarted. ct 13-46-tf
LOJBER FOR JX'
AM NOW PREPARED TO FURN
isb LllLUber of all kinds
who may wisii to purrliase.
Brown, Daniel or Co.. are our authorized
Agents at Tarboro', who have Lumber on
hand at all times, and are ready to till orders
!ej with iiiep.
" ELBERT FELTON.
Nsar Tarboro'. Oct. '24. 46-lm
ACTION J AUCTION ! I
ON luesday and Saturday of each week, I
will have an Auction in Front of the Court
J louse. Persons desiring property of any
ind sold, will do well to call on me. As no
effort will ba spared to obtain the highest
prices. J. j. HYATT,
pec. 2r-if ' Auctioneer.
NORFOLK,
NOTICE.
JOHN WHITE, ESQ., FORMERLY
of Warreaion, N. C, is thisydjpit
ted a partner i our business, lb,? sp'yhj of ,te
firm to be "
FREER, & CO.
FREER NEAL.
" "' 44-tf
October 9.
GEO. H. FREER, X. C. JOUV B. NEAL, J.'. C.
JXO. WHITE, K. C.
FREER, XEAE & CQ.9
fJQTTON FACTORS,
AND
General Commission Merchants,
ijTorfblk, Va.
Hon Z B Va nee, Charlotte ; O G Parsley &
Co, E Murray & Co, Wilmington ; General
R W iavward, Raleigh ; General Wade
Hainan, South Carolina; Colonel John W.
Cunjjghain, Person c.unty ; Turner Battle,
Es,o, Edgecombe; Exchange National Bonk
q( Norfolk- George 11 Brown & Co, Wash,
jiigton, oot. 9. 44-f
RICKS, HILL 4 CO.,
COTTON AND
Gen. Commission Merchants
NORFOLK, VA.
BAGGING and ROPE furnishpd-payr
ablo in Ootton. Liberal advances
niad. sen 1 40-tt
JAMES GORDON & Cp.,
Comm ission Merchants,
NORFOLK, VIRGINIA.
ROMPT 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, lrtf
C.W. Grandy, C.R. Grandy, CW.Gra-.d.jr
C. H. GRAND7 & SONS,
House Established 1815,
FACTORS,
' FORiyARDTNG AND COM.MISSiqN
ME It C II A XTS,
aiclxito&h'g Tharf,
AO li FOLK, VA.
fTlftl TnE SALE OF COTTON,
' G:-:iin. Naval Stort's and Count' Pro
duce ne rally, and ni'tutsers of deneral
.Htrciianaise.
Sept 15 42-tf
C0WAND Si HARRISS,
general CommUiidS Merchants
QG Commeroo Strpet,
NORFOLK, VX,
WJILL attend promptly to sales of Cot-
T f ton, drain, Lumber, jobacco, 4a-
val Stores, &c, and purchss of Supplies,
and forwarding Cotton and Tobacco t$ Eu
rope if desired.
D. G. Covr.ixn, Washington Co., C.
R. J. Hahbiss, Granville, late of Iliax
County, X. C. aug l-35-Cm
Cgy Refers to T. E. Lewis, Tarboro'.
J. D. REED. AGT..
PliiiOTIOAL HATTElt,
Wholesale and lietail Dealer in
H;?4y?, Capt, Straw Qopds,
Umbrellas, UuDes, &e.,
No. 18 Main Street,
NORFQRK, VA.
ap. 18.
20rly
I. fitrkUy. W. il. Millar
J. W. Grandy, Formerly of N. C-
BERKLEY, MILLAR k CO.
Wholesale Dealers in
Dry Goods 8c Notions,
10 West Main Street,
Next door to Exchange National Bank
NOHFOLK, VA.
mar. 28. 16 ly
ESTABLISHED 1831.
J. M. FREEMIN,
"Watchmaker and Jeweler,
NO. 29 MAIN STREET,
Corner of Talbot Street.
NORFOLK, YA.
C CONSTANTLY ON HAND A FULL
J flssortruent of Watches, Jewelry, Sil
ver ware, &fi.
Yaiccs fcarcfuily and properly Repair
ed. ' apr. f 18-tf
L. p. lirifkhoute. S. J." Thomas.
fi L. BUK tIUl SE L 4 0.,
Wholesale and Retail dealers in
BOOTS, SHOES,
Tr. njts, Valises, Carpet Bags&c,
No. 23 INfain. Street,
Opposite Taylor, Martin & Co.,
Norfk, Va.
Cgy Full stock constantly on hand at
Lowest Market Prices.
Jouji JI. Febeee, cf Morganton, N. C.
may 28. 16-ly
C F Greenwood. Fred Greenwood.
ESTAI3LTBHED 1347.
C. F. GREENWOOD & CO.,
Watchmakers an Jewelers,
DEALERS IN
aINE GOLD AND SILYEE WATCIT
. es, Diamonds, Pearl and ' oilier rich
Jewelry, Solid Siker and Plated TJTare,
Spectacles, Olock
AND
Fancy &oods,
No. 2T- Main fetreet,
Norfpjk, Virginia.
N. B. Watches and Jewelry repaired by
the most skillful workmen and warranted.
April 4. 1867. 18-ly
ST FrSELDNER.
5PMAiir Strqpt,
NORFOLK, VA.
ESyJ-ISgED 854.
WholeaQ 3, nd Retail
Clotjhier ' nd JVchanf Taylor.
f-EEPS CpNSTNTLY ON HAND
jML' 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, 1367. " " J?-ff
NORFOLK.
JN;0. Blfi.fi ESS & CO.,
Wholesale Grocers, Commission Her-
cnanis, aua jeaiers in
Foreign and Domestic Liquors,
Cor. Wide Water and Commerce Streets,
Norfolk, Va.
SPECIAL 4-TNTION GIVEN TO
cojLsjgnrcehU and prompt returns
made. Oct. 10. 41-Gra
WM. H. PETERS. WASHINGTON BEEP,
PETERS & REED,
General Commission, Shipping1 and
Forwarding Merchants,
Town Point, Norfolk, Va.,
iXI)
Water Street, Portsmouth.
Oct. 10. 44-3m
W. HORNER,
(Successor to P. DIL WORTH,)
No, I "Wide Water Street,
NORFOLK, VA.,
WILL PAY TH3 HIGHEST MAR:
kpt price for Conon and Woolen
Rags, Rap?, Paper, Mgtals, Bones, &c.
June 6, 1867. 27-ly
85rTH, ELLIOTT & CO.,
(jfocers and Commission Merchants,
No. 12 lloanoke Square,
Norfolk, Va.
CONSIGNMENTS'' OF PRQDUCE
and orders ior Goods will' receive
prompt jjlteution. Bafrging and Roe furn-
W. II. CHEEK. W. E. CAPEHART. C. CAfEHART.
CHEEK, CAPEHART & CO.',
Grocers and Commission Merchants,
No. 35 Commerce Street,
Norfolk, Va.
SUPPLY OF PURE Peruvjn
Guano and other Fertilizers, Rone,
Bagging, Groceries and Liquors, kept con
stantly on hand.
Sept. 0. 40-Gtn.
TAILOR, MARTIN & CO.,
DEALERS IN
Hardware, Cutlery,
'BAR IRON AND STEEL,
WAGON MATERIAL,
BELTING AND PACKING,
House Furbishing Goods, q.,
Circular Front, corner of Main street and
Market Square,
Norfoljj:, Va.
Nails at Factory Trices, Trace Chains,
Weed, Hilling and fjrub Hoes, Horse Col
lars and Hames, Axes, Saws, &c, &c.
The trad supplied at Northern pripes.
mar. 28. 16-ly
p.VVI$ BROTHER,
Wholesale dealers in
G-ROCERES, LIQfJORS,
and Agents Tor Carolina Belle Scutch
Qnuff, and various grades of
VIRGINIA MANUFACTURED
Tobacco.
f-EEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND
JlsL. a iujf stocK 01 Migar ana uollee,
Flour, Lard, Bsicon, Candles, Family and
Fancy Soaps, Cheese, Butt?, Fish, J?ork,
Salt, Candy, Buckets, Brooms, Shot, Pow
der, and many other articles, to pompleto
the assort mp pt usually found in a JoI
hing Gvocvvy Blouse.
Any consignment will haye especial ac
tion. No. 4 Rowland's Whjrf,
Norfolk, Va.
ap. 25, 1867. 21-ly
Ed. r. Tubb. Ed. M. Moore. Ed. J. Giffith.
EDWARD P. TABR & CO.
WHOLESALE DEALERS 1N
HARDWARE, CUTLERY
AND
FANCY GOODS.
West Side Market Square,
Norfolk, Va.
$ign ot the Anvjl,
AGENTS FOR Tllfe SALE OF OLD
Ioniinion Nails, Erfc-ry's' Cottop Gin,
poyle Gambles Circular, Pijt and cut
Saws Warrenled. Gam pelt.ing, all sizes.
A large stock always on hand of Axes,
pajes, Shovels, Forks, Chain .Tjraces.
Hollow Ware, Horse Collars, Rope.
Agents for Fairbanks & Co's Standard
SCALES,
that will weigh a Gold Dollar or a Canal
Boat Loaded.
A Jarge stock of Queens Ware, China
and Gl'33. Attention of the tade re
spectfully solicited. mar. 28. 16-ly
WASHINGTON.
G. II. BROWN with
T. M. ROBINSON & CO.,
General Commission and Shipping Mer
chants. WASHINGTON", N.p.
REFER TO
Co!. D M Carter, Wash;ngto;.
Judge E J Warren, '
Col. Will B Rodman, "
Willie Walston, Eq., "
Hon! George Howard, "
Oct. 31. H-C,tn
JOHN MYERS' SONS,
pommigsion Merchants,
Receiving and Forwarding
4.GENTS.
WASI1INGTON, N. C.
April 4th, 1867. 18-tf
H. WIS WALL SON,
Commission Mprchanjs,
and Wholesale and Retail dealers in
Groceries & General' Merchandise,
MAIN STREET,
WASHING-TON, N. C.
Nov. 25. -r'' ' p -I'-ly
pf F HAVENS,
General Cpmmissign Merchant,
Washington, V
Strict personal attention will be given to
the receiving and Lipp;ng of all kipds of
produce. dec 6
Lumber I Lumber!!
I WILL deliver all kinds of LJMBER to
any convenient point from' my JjH, at
the shortest notice, and on reasonable
terms ELIAS CARR.
ie 30-31-tf. near SpartW ''C
THE SOUTHERNER.
THURSDAY,
NOV. 14, 1867
From the Southern Opinion.
The Fall of Fort Fisher, and Evacaatlon
of Farts Caswell and Holmes, and Smlth
TUle, X. C.
At the time Porter's powerful 8,rrfla
da, the heaviast in point of metal (he
world had. ever seen, appeared the spp
ond time off Fort Pisbfer, there was in
that monument of W hitiqg a eagineer
ing genius a mere ha'ndfu of men un
tried in battle but under th command
of the g.llaut Colonel Wil jam Lamb,
of Virgiuia.' Lamb s regiment num
bered, all told, about eigltt huudred ef
fective men, which had been its aver
age strength since its organization. In
addition, there wa? Captain Adams'
Light Battery, and at lfbrp Buchanan
a few marines, under the ppnimand of
Captain Van" Beuthuyspp, and Lieu
tenants Doajc and Murdock with some
sailors, gajlapt ars, from Commodore
JMnckuey's fleet.' It was this handful
of men that were destined for three
days to withstand Sorter's guns, nnd
.he immense force, ten to onp, aye, and
more, brought against them. Their
defence has made them iuimqrtal.
When the enemy landed without
opposition, ou the night of the 13th of
January, 65, some three niiles above
risher, the maguificeut division qf
Hoke yas encamped a mi'e back of
Wilmington, at least twenty-oue miles
from the Fort. It was too late when
the news arrived to retrieve the mis
take that had been committed, by the
commander of the department. When
Kirkland got down there Friday morn
ing with Hoke's command, he found
them strongly eutrenched across the
Peninsula (at the extremity of which
the Fort stands,) and draw:; up in line
or battle ready to receive him. ihe
timber across the uarrow l'cnnisula Lad
been felled from the oceau to' the Cape
rear river, ana tne enemy s gunDoats
were ranjred along shore so as to com
pletely rake the belt of fallen trees the
very moment our men should advance
to attack the foe in his entrenchments.
Gallant and daring as Kirkland was
it would have been" niaduess and folly
for him to have attempted it, and
would have ensured the loss of his
whole command, llcluctantly he fell
back to Sugar Loaf, a Ijigh 'sandy
ridge, about five miles from Fisher, a'ud
mere eutreucuea nityseit. Aua I'isncr
was left to its fate a handful of men,
not more than a thousaud, to defend
line of works at least a mile and a h'ull
in length, against the attack of ten
thousand men picked troops, and
right nobly did that little band, "under
Whiting aud Lamb, do their duty.
Whiting: had at once hurried to the
Fort, Bragg, who had superceded him,
remaining in Wilmingtoq. All was of
course nurry ana exciten;wDP ln tba
pleasant little North Carolina town, a?
every one knew that on the fate of
Fisher depended the possession of tj.e
town. The citizens actually forgot to
eat their dinners, when the town bell
rang at one o'clock, and the owners of
blo'iade runners ceased to count their
gains and went ft church and pray
ed. ' "
'The flnjv available troops that Gen
eral Lee could spae were Hoke's dU
vision, "consisting of Kirkland's and
Clingman's North Carolina, Hagood's
South Carolina, and (Jolquit's Georgia
(under the command' of Colonel Zach
arie,) brigades. Tey were veterans,
and could, in a fair held, easily have
driven Terry's command' unfortunate
ly they were misplaced at the time
when most needed. The division
numbered about l,000 nien. Friday,
the 14th, some one or two companies
that had been doing duty at Wilming
ton, were thrown into the fort by
steamers on the river, and Saturday
about four hundred of Hagood's bri
gade succeeded in getting into Fisher,
just in time to be captured ! That
Jmday and Saturday were two rrcmor
able days in the history of Wilming
ton. Incessant was the thunder of the
mmense guns of the fleet playing on
the Fort, and its heroic little band of
defenders. Shot and shell plowed in
to the great 6and traverses at Fisher,
tearing' great, ragged gaps, and dis
mounng the guns. When the ene
my made their final assault nearly eve
ry gun was dismounted save the two
heavy ones placed on tte mound to
guard the sea entrance and approach.
Whiting and Lamb sceuled ubiquitous
they 4ew from point to point encoar
aginghe men, and recklessly exposing
their parsons to danger. Nothing
could paye exceeded th'cir gallantry.
The enemy's fleet fired wth great pre
cisian!' Their monitors stood very
close jn, but alter air it was these
large, wooden-endcrs'with their heavy
guns tnat did the business. Their fire
was very effective, but the bng, Jamp
poet like missiles that came, with" such
a peculiar whiz, from the monitors, the
men 3ia not mind they coul'd see
them coming and get out of their way.
Besides, the monitors only fired at long
intervals about one every fifteen min
utes. At last, when the little garrison was
worn ouj. hy incessant toil and fight
ing, on Sunday morning, the LCth, the
final assault of the enemy came. On
the left 01 the
Jbcrt
the fortificatiens
extended 'to the read to Wilmington.-
Between the roa( and the fiver was a
marsh, and along that marsh was a
6trong pci and pjeket fence, extend
ing down 0 low water mark. On the
sea side an immenso sand mound ter
minated at the mouth of the New In
leiV The defence, Fojt BucKaoan,
manned jby sailors, ct the poino 'where
the New' Inlet' and ihe pape Fearriver
meet, commanded" the river an'fhe Re
verse ot'' Ithe' Fork ' 'Between j?ort
liuchanan and ,the' mound there was
only a stockade fence, running ' across
the marsh which, at that 'rlntnt'11 was
It was a beautiful Sunday morning,
the heavens in striking contrast with
the war of passions going on beneath
them for men were being murdered
in defence of their country. On came
the enemy, the fleet standing in ctp'se
and firing over their heads to the last
moment, to cover the assart and dis
tract the garrison. The iqain assault
was made op our left, by the Wilming
ton road and marsh, up which Ames
column crept. But Whiting mistook
Porter's attack, with his two thousand
sailors and mariners, on our right com
ing around the mound for the chief
one, and there he gathered the near en
tire, strength of the garrison. This
attac ne fepuisea witn slaughter.
Ames had 'orders from Terry, if he
c.ould not make a lodgmeut by a cer-
iin hour, to withdraw. Jlad Ames
obeyed those aiders of Terry's, the
rort would not fheu have rallen : and
reinforcements might have been thrown
in sumcienc to uave neia 1 against tne
world. General Ames did not make
the lodgment at the hour' named by
Terry, but he disobeyed Terry's or
ders, pushing an, and finally got in.
Cfenpral Ames is in truth 'he hero of
the capture ct Fort Fisher, and not the
amiable icrr'.
By 1 o'clock on Sunday, Ames'
troops were in the Fort, aud then com
menced ou .he plain of the Fort, and
from traverse to traverse a desperate
fight for every inch of grouud, which
continued till dark, when, overpowered
by the immense disparity of forces,
with Whiting and Lamb terribly
wounded, the 'Confederates succumbed.
To the last moment the brave tars at
Fort Buchanan played their guns upon
the enemy, and it was fully "J P. M.
when the lasl naval officer, Lieuten
ant Pembroke Jones, left Buchanan,
the Yauke having already enter
ed. In the rLjrkness and confusion, the
sailors an(j their officers, haviug boats
and steam tugs at hand, got away and
were not captured. Oply two army of
ficers escaped one of them (Lieuten
ant Colonel Gordon, r,n Englishman,
on Bragg 's staff) left Fisher after the
attack of Porter on the right had been
repulsed, with dispatches from Whi
ting to Bragg. At daylight, and even
before dawn, the remains of the navv
began to arrive at Wilmington to tell
the tale of the sad disaster dispirited
and worn out. Heavy indeed were the
hearts of the people in Wilmington
that Monday, aud terribje their auxie
ty for the fate of the garrison, many
of whom belonged in Wilmington', or
had friends and relatives there. Mrs.
Lamb' went down p her hustaud a
few days afterward;,' but Mrs. ""Whi
ting's health prevented absolutely her
goinu she, a lag a few weeks after
ward, wa$ doomed to hear cf his
'death atlionsr strangers. t-
The fall of Fisher necess
:ny
ren
dcred
imperative the withdrawal of
the few troops that composed the gar
risons at Baldhead, and Fort Caswell ;
at the mouth of the Old Iulet. nine
niiles below, and from the little fishing
village of Smithvil'e.
It was sad, indeed, to see these de
lightful and neat quarters at Baldhead
given to the flames. From there doors
L watched the terrible Tallahassee, un
der the brave little Ward, run the
blockade, and seen the flashes of the
guns of the Federal cruisers, vainly
endeavoring to catch her, until they
became so distant 1 could not hear the
report. Time and again there had I en
joyed he hospitalities of the gallant
Colonel Iledrick's mess table, and im
bibed the most delicious rum punches
ever made.
Ploasant old Srajthville, the king
dom of pilots and fishermen, where
Mother Stewart, the undisputed queen
of the domain used to feed us f.o Well
ancj express herself about the Yan
kee? in the most emphatic Coufpderate
vernacular. Woe to the offiosr and
bjccksde runner who offended her.
How "well I recall now the pleasaut
saving parties I had there with1' North
Carolina's fair daughters. How well I
remember the wliiskcy I stole, iiiu'ch to
od Ggueral Hebert's iudignation, and
the beehives I robbed in companv with
a chaplajn, God bless hiiu. I "was a
perfect bear after honey though I
never did like soryhum.
In evacuating Caswell we had one
or two eventful incidents. The troops
left Monday, and it was solitary enough
wandering about there with only some
thirteen or fourteen officers aud men
all tpld'in the Fort. We burnt the
birracks and everything combustible
Monday night ; destroyed the elegant
carriage of the splendid Armstrong
gun, ud turning up the gun at an an
gle of forty-five degrees, poured into
the muzzle, having first spiked the gun
at the'Vent, about two gallons of sul
phuric' acid. We do '"not thiuk' the
Yankees ever got much use outbf.iaf
yun. They could not evcu recast the
metal. ' Before we commenced to de
stroy things, however, a blockade run
ner ran right in after dark aud anchor
ed oft ths wharf. We thought at first
she was a Fe'deral cruiser. Ciiptain
Booker Jone?,' however, told Colonel
Simonton he would board her, and
that if he whs not back in fifteen min
utes, it was a Federal, and our party
had better leave as quickly as possible.
Away went ttie adveuturous Booker.
On getting aboard he saw a number of
men dressed in blue, and he thought
he was caught like a mouse iu a trap.
He asked them who their captain was.
They replied '-Malht.." Sure enough,
it was the redoubtable Captain John
N. Maffit, and the steamer was the
Owl. He had run right into the jaws
of the enemy, not knewing of the fall
of Fisher. Captain Jones walked
down into the cabin and told "'him the
news. At first Maffit would "riot be
lieve' it, but when reassured of
truth, "h? rau is'jianjj into 'i;V great
t))ii& locks" of black hair and screwed
hi face up into one f the most horrj-
ble grimaces that ever was seen. '
"Well'," said he, ""hat shall I do ; W
come, Jones, let's take a driak." At
first Maffit thought of running up to
Wilmington, but Captain J. told fcim
the river was full oftlie enemy's boats.
Maffit then immediately turned around,
rau'out to sea and back to Nassau,
wh'era ha brought the first news of the
fall ol Fisher and saved several bloc
kade runners that were about starting
for Wilmington. This thorough and
accomplished sailor then took the Owf
into Galvestqn ' and delivered her
cargo.
Before the d,awn pf Tuesday paswell
was a mass of smoking ruins.' A ras
cally ordnance sergeaut, who after
wards deserted to the enemy, came
near killing the whole of us by prema
turely firing a pile of shell. The way
they went hissing about our cars was
a cautiou. lie evidently intended to
kill the whoe party, but fortunately
none of ug received a scratch. ' Lieu
tenant Margin, the engineer officer,
then blew up the large magazine, con
taining some 0,000 pounds of powder.
It was a magnificent sight. The large
traverse, under'whieh it was', seemed
to be lifted ip r.n masse uout fifty
feet, and then scattered in millions of
pcintillations. Wc then left for Fort
Anderson, about ten miles aboy'eSmith
ville, and commanding the channel at
that point. Dear old Caswell, I even
recollect the bites of the fleas there;
they were so large we caught tb-cra in
steel-traps.
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Unman Mature at Summer ttesorts.
I finS'n uman nature pretty much
the same at the different places of sum
mer resort. There is your invalid,
to whom no topic is interesting that
docs 'not treat of the coudition of his
tbague and gtomach, sitting on the
sunny side cf the piazza, buttoned i-'p
to his chin, in a chair that resls, like
his constitution, ou its hind legs. He
pounces on unhappy listeners, "whose
strength of appetite and backbone are
his daily and hourly disgust. ' There
is your' country clergyman, who came
to be jolly, aud would fain be so; but,
before he can make up his mind to it,
must settle the important questions
whether rolling ten-pins would b.e con
sidered a sacerdotal act by Deacon
Grim of his parish, in the village cf
Pumpkinville; and whether he ought
to countenance, by his presence in''e
ladies' parlor, any song but "Hark
from the tombs a doleful sound."
There is your bachelor, who knows the
pirtatiou-ropes; and though he has no
objection to carry a young lady's shawl,
Or parasol, also carries a rhinoceros
hide over h'is heart, from which glance
her little arrows harmless, though ever
so skilfully aimed, from nibbou, slip
per, or cur J. There is your widow
cultivated, refined, intelligent, self-respecting;
yet fettered in'bvery word and
actiou by the knowledge that every
person in the house coarsely imagi
nes that her earilest and latest thoughts
are employed in the construction of
adroit man traps. There is grandma,
who in her best cap and gown, sits
hour after hour on the same rocking
chair in the ladies' parlor, watching
the tide of life as it ebbs and flows past
her, well pleased to be spured lhe pet
ty strife for place and power, and smil
ing benignly' on young and old, as if
to sip. '-Soijjc day, you, like iAe, will
be glad to rest; meantime, my dears,
get all you can out of it!" There is
your belle lloude or brunette it mat
ters not with lier wondrous changes
of rainbow raimeut, (uo pun inteuded,)
languishing, or lively, as best suits her
style, angliug for admiration, with
hook and line skilfully concealed, but
uone the less effective; beautiful as a
dream, arid, like a dien'iu, very unsatis
factory to the wide-awake; pumberiug
her victims by the thousand, and
knowing not;iiig more, earnest iu life
than a perfect toilete and an iutoxica
ted adorer. From the tip of her wicked
little slipper to her pearl of a'u ear, she
is but a mockery and a snare. For
one, I never give her quite over till
her first baby is laid in her arms. If
thul docs not regenerate hor, depend
upon it notliiuy will. Then there' i
your authoress. Heaven pity fi'crt !s
that hair her own ? Whatcau she be
saying jo that man, who is ?ic her hus
band? What an affection in her always
to wear black. For pity's sake, wheu
docs s7,ic,yho 'is forever flying about,
fiud time "to write? Don't you suppose
that 'her husband dees it for her? Her
children are no brighter than other
people's, as f;:r as I cau see. I wonder
how her house looks? I admire the way
she sits d'lwn and tolls other peoolc how
to behave, while she is such a lawless
creature herself? They say that an
ox-team couldn't draw her out it' the
rut 6f 'an opinion. ' Then, as to her
looks, did you ever see one of "these
scribbling women who wasn't a fright?
Where there are brains, my clear, nev
er c!o you look fcr grace, cr beauty, or
taste in dress; put. that in your note
book. Hark! there's the dinner-be!!;
nay we'll see whether she ' cats with
Iicr knife, like the rest of the strong
minded." '
Then tiiere is the severed wife, like
the ; unrivetted half of a pair of sciss
ors, who has waited weary weeks for
the arrival of her husband, and now
he's coming! She is a plain little wo
man, judgiug her artistically; and yet
to night her face is quite beautiful
with'the illumination of love. She
has, I see, a natural flower in her hair,
and her little girl has on her best dress;
and we all feel a personal interest
in that stranger husband's arrival, and
listen anxiously, like herself, for the
coming or tne train, as sne paces up
aju uunu tuc jiiatiu, LUJ restless
sit still. Nov 'if, he
after 'all! Would
in
r
the station, but we heard that Bm-, and
we ai' sro'our separate1 way' Satisfied,
now justK? has een 'done. v Uli f hu
man love, imperfect it is, is a beauti
ful thing. These J'es, rfter all, Ore
'''Life." Husband! V.;fo! child! God
pity" "those who, looking pn sr'ch ' a
scene, go sobbing away iu the aJrku?ssj
while memory mocks them with the
warm touch of lips long since dust,
and the music of a voice whose loving
tones are forever silenced.
FANNY FERN.
m
Comical Fashion Report.
A Npw York fashion correspondent
of the Pjltsburg Gazette gets off the
following.
Eyes' continue to be worn, p.nc on
each sie of the nose, and immediately
under "the brows. There lias been
some talk of substituting a single orb,
of increased size aud brilliancy, in the
centre of the brow ; b,ut after alj oiir
achievements iu lightening speed, the
world moves slowly, and the idea ol' a
change iu the number of eyes to be
worn has not been favorably received,
notwithstanding its many advantages ;
but the color is varied to suit the oc
casion, and just now the prevailing
tint is green a fiue sea green. This
shad ca"u be best acquired iu Baden
Baden.' by continued contemplation of
the delicious toilettes of the ilemi
morale, but may be obtained in Paris,
Saratoga, or on Broadway"; 'black, blue
and gray, arc still worn -in the home
circle, and are found very becoming in
the nursery, at the laniilv' tea-table.
aud
;oeial everiihr: gatherings. ' 1
Aoses maintajif their position on the
centre ut the face. The Grecian or
acquilioe is generally preferred, but
the snubs have' held their' places ou
very pretty faces, in defiance of a most
determined opposition, aud at potent
writing are lookipg up. A very pret
ty article of the "Grecian type is now
f'uriiishnd by Gcodyear, and it is 'not
improbable that, iu time, all other va
rieties may disappear.
Lips are midway between the nose
and point of the chin, and ara'a pah
piuk. The coral variety is no longer
tolerated, except iu girb not yet come
out. 1 ' '
Teeti will be somewhat larger, and
of blueish tint, to correspond with tlie
compleiioti, which " must be a dead
white and magenta red.
Ears' are worn, one on each side of
the head, with the hair all carried up
r
tress of the Gran Duke of D has
a pet rabbit which is very much ad
mired in Euiopean Court circles.
A Hint to the Ladies. There is
one little fact that our ladies seem to
overlook in the effect of the recent
fashions. In other days wheu trailing
skirts were the modoj the habit of twen
ty vears led the wEole generation of
wcnien, whether tliey had experienced
the whole twenty years or accepted the
results from eidersj'to use their feet in
a very careless manner. Walking,
standing or sitj.::ig, the awk way
wardness of feminiue feet must have
developed to an extent un-t bought
of because unseen.' But since the
short walking dress has come into
style, these infelicities of 'movement
and of pose are revealed, and many a
lady, under the secure consciousness
of the former habit, will walk the
street or sit in the parlor with her
feet in such positions as would, iu
her own eyes mstantly siamp any man
ind-algiug in them as a candidate for
the "awkward squad." We' know it
is supposed to be highly improper t6
observe a lady's feet, but 'when, by
roason of gr?,ce or clumsiness, they at
tract attention, they will be observed,
aud the present walking d.-ess affords
ample opportunity for tio display cf
either of those qualities.
A X O T f 1 E R S EX S A T J ON . " O ccas i o n -al,"
who is 'always discovering Guy
Fawkes plots ari'd Bye House plots, and
plots'6'f al! sorts' and sizes, writes from
Washington to the Philadelphia I'rths
of a plot of Jeff. Davis, Jacob Thomp
son, Tconibs anil Breckinridge, to es
tablish'" southern independence." The
basis of the discovery is the well known
and innocuous lact that llie u"h for tutate'
characters just named al'C in Canada.
" Toombs and Thompson are at Toron
to," am are " keeping watch on the
frontier' for any outbreak or 'disturb
ance in the United 'States' that shall
give them a chance to break Vip the
government." After this dreadful dis
closure ll Occasional'' impressively adds,
" I do not write as an alarmist.' We
should think not. Nfit even the " weak
est sister " could be t! alarmed " at' the
apparitltinn cf Voomtft, and Thomp
oon at Toronto."
In aIurry. A hoy with post
office pantaloons 'and ventilated fiat
rushed into a drug store in Bellows
Falls, 'the other day, "with a dipper in
his hand, and exclaimed:' '''
"Doctor, mother sent n:c down to
the shotecary pop quiek'e'r'n blazes,
coz bub's sicker" ri the dicknens with
the pippen chox, and she wants a thim
ble" full of pollygollic in this dipper,
coz we hadn't hot' a gottie handy, and
the iin pup's got the bine witters in it:
Gct'any?" '
Fashions
for Gentlemen.
'it,-.
Amon gentlemen it is noticed - that
boxtoerj shoes, flesh-colored gloves and
blue broadcloth suits predominate.
Pantaloons have now "approached that
degree of tightness which may t3 calj-
hoit,- obl
so as to give phem a peculiar appearance
of alertness. There is some prospect
of having them ' pointed, as the mis
Tim Xigfins iftcr bis KoneymOCu.
Seems to me things- WV changed
somewhat ! Seems to me so bust m
up if 1 don't! I've been married,
near six months now, ami he fob l
Susan fchowed the least ddti more tem
per th:in I-thonght she had ; iu i'act,.'
t9:speab the rijjht down 'truth, she's
tnoc?ke& things about generally for th
hrst two months:' : Shes's elung.t)io cat
ti."ough the window the- tail, and
wouiJ have thrown liie out by ,he-U
by fhe heds if' I hadn't walkiid out in
a fast run. - ' "''" ''"'''
She's "got cross as four sticki!, and
says she'll use fca.'f xldten sticks oumjf
back if I don't qujt smoking in thjc
house.
And she threatened to throV , 'he
booC-jack 0n mj ffhrpt- last niglife' l
b'c'catfse I spit in the (irfL-'-W 64 -:
done that, 1 suppose I d have had fbp;:;
colic or boot-jack cramp .-' .'' ." ' -c ' y
"Iimothy 1'. Wiggins," savs I to
myself, says I, "you've gone'and. doq ,
it, and you have 'got to put. up. wiUi.
.. .....r 1 r
tne i-iiiisi'uuuuuva, you nave,
wnai win, you cau t g:t out o 1
c;::i 1. v
t 4 " 1 1
a gin loses her beauty , -mi
quick after she "gets to be a' Mrs.'
sau aunnowcr was as preity as at
nus, but Test as soon us 1 marriiHli
her skin turned yellow, her eyes.
their beauty, her hair got thin, 1
she got to be just the shap
cask, she has by jingo ! '
Allfl oh'; what, h tpmrAr 'dir. hxa
Never 'knowed her mad Before' 1 'ml
ried'her; novpr kuowed"!ier to afj
to throw the s.tovo or a chair dpv
anybody s thruat ; no, never until fill
was Mrs. Niggins ! Aunt' says she
come ailright after awhil tuit'I dbii
see' why she can't he allnht' now,
don't. ' If she dqu't improve 306n, the
iOi c; he p me I ..
"Ju-t jou spit in that fiio ayain," -says
she t; nie yeslerd iy; "jist" Jo' it.
agin, and 'I'll throw" lliis stick of woot
down your throat !' 'What did' I mar
ry' you for ? To run around" after' you
aud make up the fire a'lter you spit
itout ?" You torm'eiitiilg beast!' Did
t marry you to sja've iind wort' for you
while 'von smoke and chaw and cha'v;
andsmokeend spit in there ? T.here"H
them chickens I' had to fee', toi ; anc
there's 'eu Dykp's hog got in the gar
den aud dug up'iny seed beet", and
you never saw it ; there's that' blamerl
old rooster scratched up my 'onion heel
and you'never saw it 1 Au'd yoii never
see noning you ought to' see, and sen
everything you oughtn'tWsee ! 'tHiere'x
Ann Br-stcr who was over here yester-
day ! t'saw you wink at her ' I'saW
you Tim Niggins! pon'f's"ay you ;
didn't, I saw you I naw you f"'-I "
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Tup Largest City in thk world.
A' very erroneous' idea is indulged in
oy many peopie u relation to tne iar-
gesi city iu tne voria; many connaently
asserling that London, or as it is fre
quently termed the Great Metropolis,
is far superior both in size arid thtr
number of its inhabitantc. iut suef:'
is not the case. Jeddo. j,ho capitoToi
Japan, is without exception, the larg!
est and most populous oity'iu thh, vorhi."
It contains tlie Vast nu'm&cr" of f;50C'
000 dwellings, and' SjOOO'JOOOO ' U'
human souls. Many'of the streets are
twenty-two' English miles in leugth.
The commerce of Jeddo far exceeds
that of any other city in the world -an;j
the sea along the coast is contiuu'
ally white with the sails qf ships.
Their vessels sail to to southern' por-"
tion of the Empire, where they are I4
den with ripe, tea, riea'-crial,1' tobacco,
silk, cot toil and tropical 'frJits, all ol
which een find ready "market" in the
North, at'd'thed" rcfhnf freighted with'
corn, salt, is ingless, anj various other
nroductinp.i of 1 hr nnb '7!h Vi-
market in tho south.
All, GaBHIALWAM PiI.SO'ERh,
Onr5:ftEi' to be Sndi? pt ue Pa
pal -AtTnofeiTras.-LiThd feeling o:
both parties to ?le struggle hcems to1
bec6mc moYe chibttered as it proceed?
The 'LiLerfe rt'ports that the Pontifical
Go'vernmsu't Was shot several pris'onei s.'
afid amongst them' (V'TiigTiacci, of.
Vit'erbo, ' who ' was mide 'pHsoneJ- f
Bagnorea. M. PagliascfTras- condemn
ed to death (.hrCe yea'fs 4gb (6r politi-'
cal offences. "Th Italian corYe'spond
ence says that the ltomhn ri6s urC
full of priscnlcYs, and ittat' Coui.t"
D'Argy, the ciramandcr df theAuti
bes legion, hard"irected his officers tc;
shoot all the'aribaldian" pfisoners,"
which, if carrkcl into effect, "will lead
to terrible tepFisals." Thb'Lt'fiferte iu
quires whether'the example tjf'Quere"
tarsi has been ' forgotten. f
' ' L'jnduh Daily News.
Bcjf.s Gold" Mine iu V'ep.mont.
A jf:antie Swindle1 lias "Yrfcorftly beet:
discivered in' Bfcririiogton," Vermont'
involving; it' is iiaid,1 tHc ' amount!
S35Q,000. "man hanied Vandercook''.
in' June, 18Gp, appearetT'in thilt' plaft
afid offered for sale'sh'it'rbs in a'pretSnd'
ed gold mine near bV.:' By jddlei6uis'
i'tibeddtng" a hlge ttliliount of- Valajfbff
apecimerrs, Vliicli lie' kfter wards "disie :
tcired'i'u' tho preien'ce of a noted geoM
gi.t and cheinistVbjT whom they 'werV
analyzed aud found'to be excetsiV!.''
rich, he succeeded in ' forming 'a coin'
puny and disposing 01 shares to a verj
jarge ambunt, after which he prudnt
decamped- '
The Grand ScnTe ' of ' "the raoj
n;v;-i,.n"f.f the Sons of TfchiPe'raDcl
ia Penusyvanta, in his'anc'Ual rcF'
states tKaf th6 'Oils iji'a p ff&m
condTtlott:
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