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o Tarboro' Southerner.
imily Fireside and Political Jfewipaper
iBLrSftEp EVERJ TSURSDAY (JJORNtNO. BT .
LRLES, 1IEARNE AND BIGGS.
. O. CHARLES. VTM. A. HKARNE. M. BIQGS.
lhv. Southerner is onf the Oldest and
I'gest Journals in North Carolina, and as
e of the institutions of the Country, and
fie organ ol Edgecombe County, its conduc
es will sWre to direct it in the interest of
lie State and Country at large, and they wrll
pare no pains to make it a fit reoresenia'tive
tthe section from which it emanates.
I The subscription price is Three Dollars ft
WlVTwo Dollars for Six Months, and must
la iu vmtariably in advance. Money may
yhJ!l b sent by mail, at the risk of the
I. T
AT LAW,
TARBORrt- w n
OFPTP. . ' V.
nOBeWA- r M Post Office'
rrAllbusmeS3 intrusted 11
una
td ;;:
SePt. 25, 1866.:
a GILBERT ELLIOTT,
x i itjuneY AT TjWW.
Office
. 4 west Mala 8trt,
ikt.
Norfolk, Va.
v references:
IcrR. Daiu y, Hyman & Co., New
)r. P. P. Clements, Baltimore.
Messrs. C. W Grinilv
rk.
lk.
C.
.c.
. iuu. . yLi. iiiiiii, murireesboro"
3lif
BIGGS & MOORE.
ATTORNEYS AT LaIv
WILL attend tlic Courts in the Coun
ties of Martin, IJertie, Pitt, Edtce
X:ombe, Ilaliiax, Nash, Uilson and Wajne,
and also the Federal, Bankrupt and Su
preme Courts. Strict attention paid to
the coTlectiou and adjustment of claims
and to cases in Bankruptcy.
August 1, I8S7. 35 tf
85 Wilson Carolinian anil Goldsboro
S7r insert for one month and send bill to
this office. -'
ERTSOS,
DEN
TARliOUO', N. 0 ,
Offiee-at the Edgecombe House, where
lie can be found on Monday and Tuesday
of each week.
May 2, 1807. 22-tf
NOTICE.
A. E. RICKS, D. D. L , would respect
fully 6ay to ti e Citizens of Tarboro' and
its vicinity, that he is again in the practice
of "his Piofession and will in the future
rs in the .past endeavor to discharge his
fluty faithfully for all those who require
liis service
Ad.lress. Kockv Mount, N. C.
Feb. 0, 1800.
10 tf
SEW UK.
DAMY, HOAX & CO.,
'General Commission Merchants,
No. 24 Exchange Place,
NEW YORK.
September 20lh 107. o-'-ly
WJI. BRYCE & CO.,
23 CtamLers amd 5 Reade Streets,
m-:w TOUK.
iTiPFCIVI. ATTENTION PAID TO
tl,e-;il' "f Cottn in this Market, on
vhii-b lit., i al advances will be made and
T PAH ,,u application to K. Lha.inan.
s'ept.' lit. -ii-'y
Jikh'dJ. Conner. Chat. II. Uichar.hon
JAS. 11. McCLUEU, of N. C,
S WITH
It J. CONNELi cC CCA,
Mlnufacturers and Dealers in
Unix. timx. Furs. Alruiv trOOU.S
1 t
-- ' 1 "
CANAL STK1.1.1 ,
rlv opposite Eavle's Hotel,
, NEW YORK.
July 28
tf
JOHN K. H0YT,
of
ishington, N. C, with
C 11 1
ESTER & CO.,
WBLgSALX DEALBK8 IN
Foreignlind Domestic Hard
ware,
No 10. Bar.y Street, near Aston House,
- . -
Jew 1 ork.
A" onJrs promptly attended to.-a
Feb. :
11-tf
C. C. H i r H,
I.. G. KSTKS
Vcw V jrk.
"Wilmington, N. C.
M. r. hatch,
New York.
HATCH, ESTES & CO.,
General Commission Merchants,
i;W Front Street, Corner ol Pine
New York.
CONSIGNMENTS OF COTTON AND
Naval Stores solicited.
itmhI advances made and all orders
prompter executed.
Oet. 10.
1 1-tf
Tannahill, McIIwahie & Co.,
Commission Merchants,
130 Pearl Street,
Blew York.
Strict Personal Attention given to
COTTOX.
w-piEST KOLL AN1T GUNNY 1? AG-
it B frinsr. Roue and Iron furnished at
lowes market rates.
Taxes on Cotton will be paid by our friemb
Messrs- V- Pender & Co.; Mathew Weddell
Esq., Me'S!irs- Smith & Williams, Tarboro'
k C. J. L- Lindsey, Kwky Mount, N. C
Messrs. G-. H. Brown A: Co., V ahinrton. N
Ausr. 29. rcti"
A.'T. BRUCE & CO., '
COTTON FACTORS,
AMD
General Commission Merchants,
for the Sale of Cotton and other
Southern Produce.
No. 166 PEARL STREET,
NEW YORK.
-nAKTIES .Shipping Cotton to nsean be
B . acconiniouaiei wun mints to pav lax
jty calling on Messrs. Brown & Pippen or
Mr. H. I. Teel, Tarboro'.
property covereu oy insurance as scon
"Mftarted. oct 13-4G-tf
LIMBER FOR SALE.
, Tf AM NOW PREPARED TO
jl isb Lumber of all kinds to those
who may wish to purchase.
t 'Brown, Daniel & Co., are our authorize
. Acents at Tarboro', who have L11
J) any afali tnue;
i eft With thenf:
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.: ; &&fs ' ' ,v " - ' Tarboro Sontlichicr.
VOLUME XL1V.
NORFOLK.
JfOTICE.
TTOTTN'
17IIITE, ESQ.
FORMERLY
9 nfwurrrntnn. N. C. is this day admit-
rV-red a partner in our business, the style ot tue
firm to be
FltEER, XEAL fc CO.
FUEEll k XEAL.
October 9. -1
GEO
u. frker, n. e. johx n. xeai., x. c.
JKO. WHITE, X. '.
FREER, SEAL & CO.,
COTTON FACTORS,
AND
General Commission Merchants,
Norfolk, Va.
Refer to 11 II Smith, Esq, Scotland Neek ;
JIou H Vam e, CharUuie; O G Parley A'
('o, E Murray & Co, Wilmington ; tieneral
R W Ilayward, Raleigh ; General A'ale
Hampton, South Carolina; Colonel Jolm W.
Cunningham, Person ccunty ; Turner Hattle.
Esq. Edjrecoiitb; Exchange National Bank
of Norfolk George II Brown & Co, Wash
ington, Oft. f. 1 1 tl"
RICKS, HILL & 0.,
COTTON AND
Gen. Commission Merchants
NORFOLK, VA.
BAGGING and ROPE furnished pay
able in Cotton. Liberal advances
made. sep 1 40-tf
JAMES GORDON & CO.,
Commission Merchants,
NORFOLK, VIRGINIA.
ROMPT PERSONAL ATTENTION
given to the sale of Produce of even-
kind, and to the purchase of all supplies
for Farmers, Merchants, and others in the
country. nov 29, 1-tf
V. II". Grand;, C.R. Grandy, C IP. Grandy.jr
C. W. GRANDY & SONS,
Hause Established 1845,
FACTORS,
FORWARDING AND COMMISSION
M E R CIIA NTS,
Mcintosh's Wharf,
NORFOLK, VA.
fOR THE SALE OF COTTON,
Grain, Naval Stores and Country Pro
duce generally, and purchasers of General
Merchandise.
Sept 15 42-tf
C0H AND & HARRISS,
General Commission Merchants,
20 Commerce Street,
NORFOLK, VA.
V VJILL attend promptly to sales of Cot
t f ton, Grain, Lumber, Tobacco, Na
val Stores, &c, and purchasj of Supplies,
and forwarding Cotton and Tobacco to Eu
ropeif desTreor. "
D. G. Cowaxd, Washington Co., X. C.
R. J. Hauiuss, Granville, late of Halifax
Count;, -V. C. aug l-3.j-'m
IW?" Refers to T. E. Lewis, Tarboro'.
J. I. REED. ACT..
PRACTICAL IIATTEll,
Wholesale aD Retail Dealer in
Iats, Cajos, Straw Goods,
Umbrellas, Canes, &J ,
No. 18 Main Street,
NORFORK, VA.
ap. IS. 20-1 y
L. Berkley. W. M- Millar.
J. W. Grandy, Formerly of N. C.
BERKLEY, MILLAR & CO.
Wholesale Dealers in
Dry Goods & Notions,
16 West Main Street,
Next door to Exchange National Bank
NORFOLK, VA.
mar. 28. 16 ly
ESTABLISHKl) 1831.
J. M. FREEMAN,
"Watchmaker and Jeweler,
NO. 29 MAIN STREET,
Comer of Talbot Street.
NORFOLK, VA.
ONSTANTLY ON HAND A FULL
j assortment of Watches, Jewelry, Sil
ver ware, &c.
"Watches carefully and properly Repair
ed, npr. 4. l-tf
L L Brichhouse. S. J. Ihomas.
L. L. BRICKIIOISE & CO.,
Wholesale and Retail dealers in
BOOTS, SHOES,
Trunks, Valises, Carpet Bags&c,
No. 23 Main Street
Opposite Taylor, Martin & Co.,
Norfolk, Va.
Full stock constantly on hand at
Lowest Market Prices.
John II. Ferree, of Morganton, N. C.
mar 28. 16-ly
C F Greenwood. Fred Greenwood.
ESTABLISHED 1847.
C. F. GREENWOOD & CO.,
"Watchmakers and Jewelers,
DEALERS IN
F
INE COLD AND SILVER WATCH
es. Diamonds, Pearl and other rich
Jewelry, Solid Sh.er and Plated Ware,
Spectacles, Clocks
AND
Fancy Goods,
No. 27 Main fctreet,
Norfolk, Virginia.
N. B. Watches and Jewelry repaired by
the most skillful workmen and warranted.
April 4. 180". J8"1
S7W. SELDXER.
39 Main Street,
NORFOLK, VA.
rl)er on J 1 A-JtSA- V
led
I Am rv Soithera Man, of Sotthern P yjn c ip 1 o s." Jeffsbbon Datis. ' j
TARBORO',
J0. BURGESS & CO.,
W holesale Grocers, Commission Mer
chants, and Dealers in
Foreign and Domestic Liquors,
Cor. Wide Water and Commerce Streets,
Norfolk, Va.
SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO
k3 consignments and prompt returns
made. Oct. 10. 44-Cm
WM. H. r-KTKRS. WASH1XOTOX KEE0.
PETERS & REED,
General Commission, Sliippin and
Forwarding' Merchants,
Town Point, Norfolk, Va.,
AXl)
Water Street, PortsmoutlL
Oct. 10, 4t-3m
W. HORNER,
(Successor to T. DILWORTII,)
No. 1 Wide Water Street,
NORFOLK, VA.,
WILL PAY THE HIGHEST MAR
ket price for Cotton and Woolen
Rags, Rope, Paper, Metals, Boues, &c.
June 6, 18G7. 27-ly ,
S3IITH, ELLIOTT & CO.,
Grocers and Commission Merchants.
No. 12 Roanoke Square,
Norfolk, Va.
CONSIGN
and orde
ONSIGNMENTS OF PRODUCE
ers for Goods will receive
proMtj.t attention.. lagyiig ami Hope liirn
eik Sept
12. 10-tJan"0S
W. II. fllKRK. W. V.. CAt'KHART. C. CAI'KHAUT.
CHEEK, CAPEIIART & CO.,
Grocors and Commission Merchants,
Ho. 35 Commerce Street,
Norfolk, Va.
SUPPLY OF PUKE Peruvian
A
Guano and other Fertilizers, Rape.
Bags'ingt Groceries and Liquors, kept con
stantlv on hand.
Seil. ". 40-Om.
TAYLOR, i: RTIX C0
DEALERS IN
Hardware, Cntlerv,
B.R IRON AND STEEL,'
WAGON MATERIAL,
BELTING AN J PACKING,
House Furnishing Goods, &c,
Circular Front, corner of Main street and
Market Square,
Norfolk, Va.
Nails fit Factory Prices, Trace Chains,
Weed, Hilling and Grub Hoes, Horse Col
lars and Hanies, Axes, Saws, &c, &c.
The tra.i supplied at Northern prices
mar. 28. D-ly
DAVIS & BROTHER,
Wholesale, dealm-a Ii
G-ROUJERIES, tlQUORS,
and Agents fur Carolina Belle Scotcl
Snuff, and various grades of
VIRG INI A M AN U FACT U RE D
Tobacco.
EEP CONSTANTLY ON II AND
.1 full stock of Suirar and Colfee
Flnur. Lar.i. Bacon. Lanlles, 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 J(lH-
insr Grocery House.
Any consignment will have especial at
tion.
No. I Rowland's Wharf,
Norfolk, Va.
ap. 25, 1867. 21-ly
Ed. P. Tahb. Ed. M. Moore. Ed. J. Giffith
EDWARD P. TABU & CO.
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
HARDWARE, CUTLERY
AND
FANCY GOODS.
West Side Market Square,
Norfolk, Va.
Sign ol the Anvil.
AGENTS FOR. THE SALE OF OLD
Dominion Nails, Emery's Cotton (Jin,
Boyle & Gambles Circular, Pit and y cut
Saws Warrenttd. 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 stack of Queens Ware, China
and Glass. Attention of the trade re
spectfully solicited. mar. 28. 16-ly
WASHINGTON.
G. II. BROWN with
T. M. ROBINSON & CO.,
General Commission and Shipping filer
chants. "WASHINGTON, N. C.
REFER TO
Col. D M Carter, Washington.
Judge K J Warren, ''
Col. Will B Rodman, "
It Norlleet, Esq., Tarborough.
Willie Walston, E.q.,
Hon? George Howard, "
Oct. 31. 47-fim
JOHN MYERS' SONS,
Commission Mercliants,
Receiving and Forwarding
AGENTS.
WASHINGTON, N. C.
April 4th, 1867. 18-tf
II, WISWALL & SON,
Commission Merchants,
and Wholesale and Retail dealers in
Groceries & General Merchandise
MAIN STREET,
WASHINGTON, N. C.
Nov. 25.
1-ly
B. F. HAVENS,
General Commission Merchant,
Washington, J C-
Strict personal attention will be given to
the receiving and shir ping of
produce.
EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NORTH
The Tarboro' Southerner.
THURSDAY, -
- NOV. 28, 1867
Some Phases of love.
It is easy epough to classify " Love,"
but it is not so easy to define it for
one definition cannot do justice to that
which ib of so many varieties.
Thus : to say that " Love is the
influence exerted over one person by
the attractions of another, is to leave
mutual attachment unprovided for. If
we say love is the result of equal at
tractions exerted by two persons on
each other, we conflict with a law which
says that two equal forces can make no
impression on each other.
Here is a query, then, for everybody
who has done with affection : To make
perfect love, must not one of the par
ties love mere ardently than the other:
Have you not noticed that young
men who are full of ambitious projects
always love women of their own age ?
The want of a 1 citable and apprecia
te confidante for these Hercules, for
ces them to take invariably to some wo-
mau who was weighing matrimonial of
fers while they were at the age of ser
pent strangling.
1 he young man who puts his aflec-
tions in the keeping of a very young
girl has to withhold from her his sub-
luier confidences becauso she has no
place to keep them. As a part of this
rule it seems that intellectual men al
ways love women who are some years
older than themselves, and intellectual
woincu love irien twice their own ace.
Great men spend their first years in
adorning" women who they are dis
posed to call aunt when they get to
m iturity and grow idle with success.
Idle men invariably love girls halt
eir age. Dut this may be lor the
reason that little girls are so hard to
mana-re as to interfere with any other
vocation men may be inclined to
The wives lor wise men are certain
ly' those women who have exhausted
their girlish caprices on a score of fools
It does seem, though, that these you
men an women, woo are born t(ea
ful and winning, who begin lovi
tonn nn hnrn liiinnrfiii'i fit flir
a dozen encasements, auu some re
1
lections in spite of themselves,
to their future husbauds nice
hreds and tatters of a heart.
How many spouses have pres
their bosoms these veteran orgai
shrined in the freshest forms and giv
ing no outward sigq of their many des
perate campaigns.
One ot the most melancholy things
oaMl u Is J tie fact that no CTP loVOS
the same person twice. It is absolute
ly impossible to light a fire anew un
the hearth where the ashes of some
former Haute are resting. You may
rekindle a slumbering or dying spark,
but if it be dead altogether your ut
most efforts are vain. Those persons
who meet again after separation ; who
loved parted married were widow
ed and then meet and intermarry, had
not extinguished the embers, but cov
ered them.
As a' rule no raaif marries his first
love. It is hard to give any reason for
this except that it seems always to have
been a fact.
Nothing becomes so terrific after a
while as those ' first loves." The end
ot young people's infatuation is night
mare. Some loves are to be compared
to the possession of tho famous bottlc
inip, which was first ardently desired,
which showered beuefits on the posses
sor for a time, and which was gladly
sold at last for half its cost.
It is a little sincular that the great
majority of suicides for love destroy
themselves uuder thirty years of age.
hy 13 that no one complaius ot beiug
tired of life at thirty ?
It must be because only alter that
period do we find how much life is
worth living for.
Youth is Eden ! We spend the day
w'thout care, and taste all the best
ruits of the garden. Then comes the
spirit of life, which drives us out into
the bleak world of manhood and wo-
mauhood. For a few years we repine.
We seek to enjoy the delights of the
ost paradise in our banishment, but
find how cruel is the change we have
experienced. We long for the fairy
fruit, but it is tasteless, and would not
strengthen. It is at this poriod that
the weak souls die. But live through
it, and, like Adam, we shall learn how
to beautify the land of exile.
The enemies of the gentler sex may
extend this parallel. Put what a clev
er woman once said on the subject may
as well be writ down here : ' Child
hood would indeed be Paradise if it
were not that both the boys and the
girls tempt each other to lose it.
One peculiarity of the manly sex do-
serves inquiry, and that is, why men
wait till they are torty and hlty Derore
they think girls of fifteen worth their
study.
At that ripe age the philosophers al-
ways give their profoundest attention
to such infants. But this study is not
the contemplation ot love, it is tne
glare of the anatomist. oe to the
damsel who deems the gentleman is in
love with her ! He is only dissecting
her.
The adoration of publicity is a varie
ty of love that is not to be overlooked.
Women run after famous men, and men
nursue notorious women. The former
become infatuated with statesmen and
soldiers; but the latter less worthily,
are enamored of dancers and actresses.
Perhaps Nature permits this iu order
to foster ambition.
The desire of being adored by more
I tl
m Ml
7
V I
CAROLINA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1367
Chapter of Humor.
I
How Pcvide s nsked the eld Sam
BY JOHX QUILL.
Peebles had just askeJ old Merri-
ather's daughter if sh would give
htn a lift out of bachelordom, and she
hid said "yes." It therefore became
ajsolutely necessary to get the old
trtn s permission, so, as reeDies saia,
tlkt arrangements might bo made lor ,
hrping the e'oniugal twig.
I'cebles said he'd rather pop the in-
terogatory to all of old Mcrriweather's
tLjighters, and his sisters, and hisfein-
ileccousins, and his aunt Hannah in
lnfhc'country1, arid the whole of his
wonen relations than ask old Mem
wcather. But it had to be done, and
so ltj sat down and studied out & speech
whih he was goiug to disgorge to dd
Meriiwheathcr the very first chance he
got t shy it at him. So Peebles
dropped in on him one Sunday evening
whei all the family had meandered
aroud to classmeeting, and found him
doinj a sum in beer measure, trying
to caculate the exact number of quarts
his iiterior could hold without blow
ing ;he head off of him.
"tlow are you, I'eeb?" said old
3IeJriveuther, as Peebles walked in
as ,vhite as a chunk of chalk, and
treaiblini as if he had swallowed a
condensed earthquake. Peebles was
afrad to auswer, because he wasn't
snrcabout that speech. lie knew he
had to keep his grip on it while he
had V there, or it would slip away
from him quicker thau
an oueu eei
So he blurted
1 i 1
-throftrli an auger hole.
riglt out.
"Jr. Merriweather, sir. Perhaps it
uiav net be unknown to you, sir, that,
durkig an extended period of some
five3"ears, I have been busily engaged
in the prosecution of a commercial en
terrrise
"Is that so. and keeptu it a secret
all the time, while I thought you was
nJiu' store. Well, by George, you re
one of 'em, now ain't you.
Peebles had to begin all over
zcrf get the run of it.
Mr. Merriweather. sir; Perhaps it
Aiay not be unknown to you that dur-
C . i . l . r
vg an exicnueu pcriou 01 souk; ue
cams, L have becu engaged in the pro-negrutio-i
of a commercial enterprise.
t.ith the determination to procure a
sufik'ieiit maintenance
Sit down, Peeb, and help yourself
to beer. Jbou't stand there holding
vour hat like vou was a blind beggar
aii rtifj para1-?i-.f What's the uatter
with you. anyway? I never seed you be
have yourself so iu all my born days,"
Peal l:s was kuocked out of time
again, and had to wander back and
take a fresh start.
"Mr. Merriweather, sir: It may
not be unknown to you that during
an extended period of some live years,
I have been engaged iu the prosecu
tion of a commercial enterprise, with
the determination to procure a suffi
cient maintenance "
"A which-ance?" asked old Merri
weather; but Peebles held on to the
wor(i lt was hi3 ouly chance
and went on.
''In the hope that some day I might
enter wedlock, aud bestow my earthly
posseasions upon one whom I could
call my own. I have been a lonely
man, sir, and have felt that it is not
srood for man to be alone therefore"
"Neither it is, Peebles, and I'm all
vfirtd glad vou dropped in. - How's
the old man?"
''Mr. Merriweather, sir," said Peeb
les, in despairing confusion, raising
his voice to a yell, "it may not be un-
knowu to you that during an extended
period of lonely man, I have been en-
gaged to enter wedlock, and bestow
all my commercial enterprises upon
one whom I could procure to be a de
termination to be good for a sufficient
possessions no, 1 mean that is-
that Mr. Merriweather, sir : It may
not be unkuowu
"And theu again it may. Look
here, Peebles, you'd better lay down
and take something warm, vou am t
well."
Peebles, sweating like a lour year
old colt, weut it again
"Mr. Merriweather, sir: It may not
be lonelv for vou to prosecute me
whom you can call a friend for com
niercial maintenance, but but oh,
dang it Mr. Merriweather; sir
it "
"Oh. Peebles, vou talk as wild as
a jackass. I never seed a more first
class idiot in the whole course ot my
life. What's the matter with you,
auvhow?"
"Mr. Merriweather. sir." said Peeb-
ios ; an a?ronv of bewilderment, "it
m;iy nft e Unknowu that you prosecu-
(ej a ioney man Wu0 13 Dot good ior
a coluruei cial period of wedlock felt for
gome five years but "
4lgce here, Mr. Peel 1 3, you're
TUD an(i if jeu cau't behave better
than y0Vjd better leave. If you
&(m't y chuck you out, or I'm a
Dutchman."
"Mr. Merriweather, sir, "said Peeb'
les, frantic with despair, "it may not
be unknown to you that my earthly
possessions are engaged to enter wed
lock five years with a sufficiently lonely
man who is not good for a commercial
maintenance ' '
The bloody deuce he isn't. Now
you just git up and git, old boss,
I'll knock what little brains out
you you ve got lelt.
With that old Merriweather took
es by the shirt collar and
Sants that wears out nrst
nd shot him into
lustrun aeraios
vertical position, and yelled out: ' -
ha unknown to you " which made
the oi man 80 wretchedly mad that
he went t an 6et a bull-terrier ' on
Peebles, an the bull-terrier he drop
ped on Peeblea before he had a chance
to lift a brogan, and there was a scien
tific dog fight, with odds in favor . of
the dog, until they got to the fence,
and even then Peebles would have
carried that bull-terrier home, gripped
like a clamp uato his Lg, if it hadn't
been that the meat was too tender, and
the dog, feeling certain that something
or other must- eventually erive wav:
held on untiLhe got his -chop - ztSf of
Peebles calf, and Peebles went home
half a pound lighter, while Merriwea
ther assejts to this day that they had
to draw all the dog's teeth to get the
flesh out of his mouth, "for he had an
awful holt for such a small animile.
Of course old Merriweather's daugh
ter heard about it, and she was so mad
that she never gave the old man any
peace ut.til he went around the next
day to see Peebles about it. Peebles
looked pale as a ghost from loss of
blood and beef, and he lal a whole
piece of muslin wrapped around his
off leg. Merriweather said :
"Peeb., I'm sorry about that muss
last night, hut if you didn't behave
like a raving maniac, I'm a loafer. I
never see such a deliberate ass since I
was born. What's the mcanin' of it,
any way:
"I was only trying to ask you to let
me marry your daughter, groaned
Peebles.
''Great what? you don't mean to
say well, 1 hope I may be shot.
Well, if you ain't a regular old wooden-
headed idiot I thought your mind
was wanderiug. Why did'nt you say
it right out? Why, of course, you can
have her, I m glad to get rid oi her.
Take her, my boy; go it, go it, aud I'll
throw a lot of first-class blessings into
the bargain."
And Peebles looked ruefully at his
defective leg and wished he hadn't
been such a tool, but he weut out and
married the girl, and lived happily
with her lor about two months, and at
the end of that time he told a confiden
tial friend that he would willingly
take more trouble and undergo a mil
lion more dog-bites to got rid of her.
Sasi Xatral CSstcry.
BY JOSH BILLINGS.
The smallest animal cf the
Fleas
brute creation, tnd the most peaky, ix
tne Fless.
They arc about the bigness ov an
onion seed, aud shine like a bran new
ihot.
They ppring from low places, nnd
can spring lurtner ace iiS-tr taan
enney of the bug brutes.
Lhey bite wuss than tacmuskeetoze,
for they bite on a run; one ilea will go
aul over a man's suburbs in 2 miunits,
and leave him as freckled as the mccz-
lcs.
It is impossible to do cnnythiDg
well with a flea on you except sware,
aud flea ain't afraid of that: the only
iz to quit bizucss ov aul kinds and
hunt lur the flea, and when vou have
found him he ain't thare. Thi2 is one
of the flea mysteries, the fackulty they
have ov being entirely lost jist as you
have found them.
1 dou't suppose there is ever killed
on an average, during enny one Year,
more than 16 fieas in the whole ov the
United States ov America, unless there
is a casualty of some kind once in- a
drowned sud
den, and then thare may be a few fleas
lost.
They are about az hard to kill az
a flaxseed is, and if you don't mash
them up as fine as ground pepper they
will start bizness again on a smaller
kapital jitt az pestiverous as ever.
There is lots ov people who have
never seen a flea, and it takes a pretty
smart man tew see oue ennyhow; they
dou't stay long iu a place.
If yon ever ketch a flea, kill mim
before you do ennything eise; for if you
do put it ofl"2 miuuits, it may bo too
late.
Menny a flea has passed away for
ever in less thau 2 ininnits.
lied Bugg. I never seen ennybody
yet but what depized Red Bugs. They
are the meanest of aul crawling, creep
ing, hopping, or bitcing things.
They dazent tackle a man bi dalite,
but sneak in after dark, and chaw him
while ho iz fut asleep.
A muskcto will fight you in broad
dalate, at short range, and give you a
fair chance to knock in his sides the
nea is a game bug, and will make a
dash at you even ia Broadway but
the bed bug is a garroter, who waits
till vou strip, and then picks out a
mellow place tew eat you.
It 1 waz in the nabit ot swearing,
I wouldn't hesitate to cuss a bed bug
right tew his face.
Ued bugs are uncommon smart in a
small way, one pair ov them will stock
a hair mattress in 2 weeks with bugs
enuff tew last a small family a whole
year.
It don't do enny good to pray when
bed Lu3 are iu season; the only way
to git rid ov them is tew bile up the
whole bed in aoua fortis, and then
heave it away and buy anew one.
Bed bugs when they have grono au
they intend to, are about the size of a
or blueiay 9 eye and havea brown com
of plexion, and when they start out to
garrote are az thin az a grease spot
but when they git thru garroting they
the are swelled up like a blister.
11 it tates mem s aays tew gi&
the
swelling out ov them.
"-spenny destiny toi-"" '
destiny
NUMBER 1
road, for there kant be enny wisdom
in chawing a man aul nite long, and
raising a family besides to foller the
sime trade. '
! If thare iz sum wisdura in aul this,
I hope the bed bugs will chaw them
folks who kan Bee itr aad leave me be
bekause I am one ov the heriticka.
Three Honrs Cymbal with an Elephant.
Mr. Hyatt Frost, of Van Amburgh's
Menagerie, gives ua the following par
ticulars of a terrible fight with Tippoo
Sahib, the well-known elephant, which.
occurred at CpnnersvillCp Indiana, last
luesday. The menagerie had gone
into winter quarters at that place, and
the animal was chained in a small
building. Tippoo Sahib is now the
largest elephant in America, lie is
now 36 years old, and weighs 10,000
pounds. The battle resulted from' a
change of his keepers. The elephant
was in particular bad humor with all
maukiud. lie would allow nobody in
his quarters, striking at every intruder
viciously. Oa Tuesday morning last
the combat opened :
The new keeper, with nine assistants
had equipped himself with chains and
cables for tying, and spears and pitch
forks for subduing lippoo. lhe first
thing was to fasten a brickbat to the
end of a rope, fastened to oue leg aud
one tusk. 15v means of this rope, a
twenty-ton cable chain was slip-noosed
around the tusk. Next, an excavation
three feet deep was made ur.dcr the sill
of the house, and while tho elephant s
attention was attracted to the other
side of the room by a pail of water
poured into his trough, the cable chain
was passed through the excavation and
fastened to heavy stakes outside. All
this time the animal struck all around
him with ferocity, and tugged at his
chain. The next thing accomplished
was the enarinsr of his hind lejs. This
was consummated by the . slinging of
fresh ropes around, those wo stately
pillars, aud, finally, by strategy, these
ropes were fastened to stumps outside.
The elephant was now sufficiently
pinioned to allow the order " ch.nrgo
pitchforks" to be given. Ton men
plugged them into tho rampaging beast.
The tendcrest spot in an elephant is
just behind the forelegs, and that lo
cality was probed Unmercifully. By
means of a hooked spear suuk in his
back Tippoo was brought to his knees,
but he surged' uvf ognfn with such
strength that he swept his tormentors
off their feet, and made his chains whis
tle like fiddle strings. After au hours'
fighting, he was bi ought down on his
side, but for two hours longer he tug
ged at his chain with frenzied obstina-
TT 111 1 1 . .
cy. lie puued so naru ac times mat
his hind legs were straight out behind
him, and thr.ee feet off the ground. At
the cr.d of three hours the giant gave
in by trumpeting, which is the ele
phant's way of crying enough. The
moment this peculiar cry was heard the
battle ceased The keeper made Tip
poo get up and lie down a number of
times, and he was as obedient to the
word of command as a gentle pony.
The animal was then groomed aud rub
bed off with whiskey. He allowed all
manner of liberties without so much
as flapping an car. lie was a subject
ed elephant. At oiic stage of the light
the dog Jack (a companion of the ele
phant) thought some ol the tying bu
siuess foul play. He flew upon John
son s back but was pulled on and drag
ged out of the room. Jack evidently
sympathized with his big friend.
Cincinnati c. ommrrcial.
White is the Word. While the
niggers arc raising such a decided ruai-
pus, witn tne assistance 01 tneir mis
... . . . g . 1. r .
cegenation allies, and clamoring for a
liand in the government, and before
the chaius arc too securely bound about
the people, let us look at 6ome things
White men were those who discover
ed America.
White men were those who first
founded colonies in America.
White men were those who threw
the British tea into Boston Harbor.
White men were those who first dis
puted the rights of Georgo tho III, to
rule America.
White men were those who promul
gated the Declaration of Indepcnd
euce.
White men were those who fought
so successfully the battles of American
revolution.
White men were those who founacd
the government of the United States
White men were those for whose
benefit that government was establish
cd.
White men were those who origina
ted the Constitution of the Unite
States.
White men were elected by a free
people to administer the government
for the benefit of the governed. I
White men were those who brought
the American flag to be respected eve
rywhere, as an emblem of power abroad
and protection at home.
White men were those who handled
the government for fifty years, and made
ours such a prosperous Republic.
The Puritanical ancestors of Mas
sachusetts miscegenationists were those
who first intrpduced and trafficked in
African slavery. They conducted the
business as long as it was profitable,
then abandoned it.
White'men are those who comprise
the earnest, true men of the cov
who contriJLiVo its wealth, who
settle f
: Presenting facilities and inducements un- ,
surpassed by reason" of Its location in tke
finest Agricultural section ot the soutn, 1 us
Southerner will-insert advertisements rep
resenting bu&iftctts of respectability , tliaraev
ter and standing at the following' rates for
any epecineaume not tess man inree inomus.
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One Dollar per square of one inch for the
first, and Seventy-Five cents .for each sub
sequent insertion
the President'! Speech. '
The Soldiers' and Sailors' Union of
Washington city, serenaded the PreaU
dent on Wednesday night, and after
an address froBa Col. O'Beirne, th
President addressed the assemblage as
follows: ' v
Fillow CiTiZEXS--It h notjnjin-vP
tention to make an address upon thts7
occasion, but to tender you my, thanks ,
for this demonstration approbating
what vour fellow citizens have declared
in the recent electious in various State '
of the Union. r,They will appreciate,
jour response to what they have done, .- c
and send back greeting that the uaton , -othe
States must be maintained ac
cording to the original design of out
fathers. I confess I am gratified, bat
not surprised, at the result of the re
cent elections.
I have always had unddubting con
fidence in the people. They may
sometimes be mislea by a lying spirit
in tho mouths of their prophets, but
never prevertcd; and in the end they
are alway3 right. In the gloomiest
hours through which I have pas: od -and
many of them. God know -, have
been dark enough when our const 1 1
tion was in the utmost peril, when our
free institutions were assailed by a
formidable force, and our great republic
seemed to be tottering to its fall, uud
when I felt how vain were my efforts
alone to preserve those institutions in
their integrity, and to save the repub
lic from ruin, I wa3 still hopefuI--i
had still an abiding onfidence in the
people, and felt assured that they ia
their might would come to the resoue.
They have come, and thank Uod! they
have come, and our republic may yet
be saved.
It was but the other day that I offi
cially declared thac tho remedy for tho
present unhappy condition of the coun
try must come from the peoplo them
selves. Thcykuow what that remedy
is and how it is to be applied at tlnJ
present time. They caunot, accoc
to the forms of the Constitution, repe d
obnoxious laws; they Canaot remove or
control this military despotism. The
remedy is, nevertheless, iu their bauds,
and is a sure one, if not controlled by
fraud, overawed by arbitrary power, or
irom apathy on their part too b n r
continued. With abiding confid.-n.M
11 their patriotism, wisdom and integ-
ity, I am still hopeful that iu the eud
the rod of despotism "will bo broken,
the armed heel of power lifted from
the necks of the people and the prin
ciples 01 a violated constitution presef
ved
lhe people have spoken m a manner
not to be misunderstood. Thank God
that they have spook en, for it is upon
their intelligence and their integrity
that I have always relied and still rely.
lhe cous'.itutiou or the country which
was-imperilled had recently beenefore
them lor consideration, and it has had
new life and vigor imparted to it from'
Us original source the people. It
comes back to us with renewed streng
th and vigor, let it now be translated "
high up in the heavens, written in let
ters of living light, an tho symbol' of
iberty, union, justice, magnanimity
and fraternity. Good night.
The President wa-s cheered durids?
the delivery of the speech and also on
its conclusion, and retired from the
staud amid reported cheers and instrU
mental music.
Courtship and Love. In the
new play, " Under tho Gas Light," the
heroine gives utterance to the follow '
ing:
Courtship is the text from which tha
whole solemn sermon of married Ufa
takes its theme. As lovers are discon- -
tented and unhappy, so will they be as .
wives and husbands. So, you as you
would be happy all tho years of
your life, listeu to the voice advis
ing you :
Let tho woman you look upon Dd
wise or vain, beautiful or homely, rich
or poor, she has but one thing which
she can give orreluse her heart. Her
beauty, her wit, her accomplishments,
she may ge!l to you ; but her love U
the treasure without money and with
out price ! She only asks, in return,
that when you look upon her, your
eyes shall speak a mute devotiou ; that
when you address her, your voice shall
bo gentle, loving and kind. That you
shall not despise her because she Can
not underftaud all at once your vigo
rous thoughts and ambitious designs j
for when misfortune and evil have de
feated your greatest purposes, her love
remains to console you.
You look to the trees for ftrergfh
and grandeur do not despise the flow
ers because their fragrance is all a wo
man has to give but it is the only
earthly gift that God permits us to
carry beyond the grave.
A Rich One. A lighthouse keep
er receutly appointed on the Jersey
coast, made a ridiculous blunder.
Immediately after he had taken pos
session complaints were made that tho
lights w nt out by twelve o'clock. Tho
proper officers was at once scut to loolt
into the matter, and he was told that
complaints were made ngainbt him.
" For what?" was the inquiry.
" Why," replied the ofiiccr, " they
say that your lights do not' burn after
twelve o'clock at night."
"Well," was the reply, "I know
they don't, for I put 'em out myself
theu, for I thoughj all the vessels had
trot in bv that time, and I wanted to
save the He."
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