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The Taifooro' Southerner. A.Family Firwide aid Political Nvripapar - - FVBUSHED EVERT THURSDAY MORN! NR BT fHAULES & BIGGS. JAXT G. CHARLES. WILLIAM BIGGS. The SntnnrBNtii i nni of the oldest Hid iarct Journals in North Carolina, and as one ot' the institutions of the Country, and tUe orzan of Edgecombe Countv, its conduc- 1 1rt wrft sin v to direct it in the interest of 1 I'm State and Country at large, and they will ire nx pains, to make it a tit representative cine section from winch it emanates. " The'ubseription price is Three Dollar! a jear 3Jwo Dollars for Six Months, and must be pait in variably in advance. Money may n all flses be sent by mail, at the risk of the TuMiabers. ' PROFESSIONAL.. L D 1'ENDEK AJETORNE AT LAW, I TARBORO', N. C OFFICE, ne door ftelow 11 nJnnfi nbove the store of D Tender & Co. ), business intrusted to my care trill j'tpromptly and strictly anenaeu io. "V $ePt. 25, I860. 12-tf GEO i GILBERT ELLIOTT, AtTTOHNEY AT LAW, Office No. 24 West Main Street, Norfolk:, Va. REFERENCES". Messrs. Dancy, Hyman & Co., hework. " Dr. P. P. Clements, Baltimore. JHeirs. C. W. Grandy & Sons, Norfolk. -Ho. V. A. Graham. Hillsboro', N. C. ' Hoi V; . N. II. Smith, Murfreesboro', N. C. ; Auj: 29. 3 ISA. 1IGGS. J- IWIN KOOBS BIGGS & MOORE, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, ' Tarboro', N. C, WILL attend the Cottrts in the Coun ties of Martin, Bertie, Pitt, Edgc ttonibe, Halifax, Nash, Wilson and Wayne, and also the Federal, Bankrupt and Su preme Courts. Strict attention paid to the collection and adjustment of claims, and to cases in Bakruptcy. August 1, 1807. S3 tf fiay Wilson Carolinian and Goldsboro' Star insert for one month and send bill to this office. DR. R. F. ROBERTSON, . DEN H, TIST, TARBORO', N. C , Office nt the Edgecombe House, -where lie can be found on Monday and Tuesday of each week. May 2, 1807. 22-tf NOTICE. j A. E. RICKS, D. D. L , would respect f fully say to the Citizens of Tarboro' and its Yicinity, tnat ue is again iu k,.. ff his Pofession and will in the future as in the past endeavor to discbarge his luty faithfully for all those who require iis service. Address, Rocky Mount, N. C Feb. 3, 18C6. 10 tf SEW IOUK. DANCY, IITMAN & CO., General Commission Merchants, No. 24 Exchange Place, NEW YORK. September -2Gih lT 32-1 y "wmTbryce & CO., COTTON FACTORS, 29 Chambers amd 5 Reade Streets, SEW YORK. fT FECIAL ATTENTION TAID TO Jc tliesali; of Cotton in this Market, on which liberal advances will be made and T X PAID on application to R. Chapman. Sept- 13. hkh'dJ. Conner. Chas. II. Richardson JAS. II. McCLUEU, of N. C, WITH R. J. CONNER & CO., Manufacturers and Dealers in Hats, Caps, Furs. Straw Goods. 254 & 256 CANAL STREET, Nearly opposite Carle's Hotel, NEW YORK. July 23 35 tf JOHN K. JI0YT, of Washington, N. C, with CHICHESTER & CO., WHOLESALE DEALRKS IS Foreign and Domestic Hard ware, No 10, Barclay Street, near Aston House, New York. ggy All orders promptlj attended to.-a Feb. 10 11-11 O. C. HATCH, New York L. G. EST KS, Wilmington, N. C. M. F. ITATC'H, New York. HATCH, ESTES & CO., General Commission Merchants, No. 132 Front Street, Corner ot Pine New Yorlc. iTlONSIGNMENTS OP COTTON AND H j Naval Stores solicited Usual advances made and all orders 44-tf promptly executed. Uct. 10. Tannahill, Mcliwaine & Co., Commission Merchants, 130 Pearl Street, JVew York. Strict Personal Attention given to COTTOX. BEST ROLL AND GUNNY BAG ging, Rope and Iron furnished at lowes market rates. Taxes m CoMon will be sid by our friends Messrs. "D. Pender Jc Co;; Mat hew Weddell, V.?q-, Messrs. Smith & H'illiajus, Tarboro', N. C. J. E. Liiuisey, Rocky Mount, N. C. Messrs. G. H. Brown & Co., Washington. N. C. Aug. 29. 39-tf A. T. BRUCE & CO., COTTON FACTORS, AND General Commission Merchants, for the Sale of Cotton and other Southern Produce. Ho.'? 66 PEARL STREET, i' NEW YORK. PARTIES Shipping Cotton to us can be accommodated with funds to pay Tax by calling on Messrs. Brown & Pippen or Mr. H. D. Teel. Tarboro'. Property covered by Insurance as scon asrtft'rted. ' oct 13-4G-tf LUMBER FOR SALE. AM NOW PREPARED TO FURN isb Lumber of all kinds to those who may wish to purchase. Brown, Daniel & Co., are our authorized Agents at TarboroV wlo have Lumber on hand at all times, and are ready to fill orders tft with them. r ELPERT FELTON. Near Tarboro'. Oct. 24 40-1 m AUCTION I AUCTION!! ON Tuesday and Saturday of each week, I will have an Auctionin Front of the Court House. Persons desiring property of any kind sold, will do well to call on me. As no effort will be spared to obtain the highest driees. B. HYATT, Tec Zr -tf Auctioneer, i lllfl ; ,:r: flit . ...... . ' . - . . . - ' i VOLUME XUV, XORFOLR. II" , ' i : "r 1 r-i NOTICE. " OnN WHITE, ESQ., FORMERLY of Warrenton. N. C. is this day admit ted a partner in our business, the style of the firm to be FREES, iVEALi & CO. .; FREER &KEAL October 9. 4 l-tf H. FREER, X. C. JOnX B. NEIL, X c. JNO. WHITE, K. C. FREER, KEAIi & CO., COTTON FACTORS, AND General Commission Merchants, Norfolk, Va. Refer to R H Smith, Esq, Scotland Net ; He Z B Vance. Charlotte ; O G Parsle? A: Co, E Murray ic Co, Wilminston ; (ieneral R V Hayward, Raleigh; C.eneral Wade Hampton, South Carolina; Colonel John W. Cunningham, Person cnunty; Turner Battle. Esq, Edgecombe; Exchange National Bank of Norfolk- George II Brown & Co, Wash ington, oc-t. 9. 4 l-tf RICKS, WILL & CO.,' COTTON AND Gen. Commission Merchants NORFOLK, VA. BAGGING and ROPE furnished pay able in Cotton. Liberal advances made. sep 1 40-tf JAMES GORDON & 0., Com m ission Merc ft ants, NORFOLK, VIRGINIA. EOMPT TF.RSONAL 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, l-tf C.W.Grand,, C.R. Grandy, CW.Grandy.jr C. W. GRANDY & SONS, House Established 1815, FACTORS, FORWARDING AND COMMISSION ME R CHANTS, Mcintosh's Wharf, NOHFOLK, fl. Fi OR TnE SALE OF COTTON, Grain, Naval Stores and Country Pro duce generally, and purchasers of General Merchandise. Sept 15 42-tf C0WAND & HARRISS, General Commission Merchants, QG Commerce Stieet, NORFOLK, VA. Ti7 ILL attend promptly topics of Cot- f ? ton, Grain, Lumber, iobneco, a val Stores, &C, and purchna? of Supplies, and forwarding Cotton and Tobacco to Eu rope if desired. D. G. Cowasd, Washington Co., X. C. R. J. Harbiss, Granville, lite of Halifax County, N. C. aug 1-35-Gm jfa"- Refers to T. E. Lewis, Tarboro'. J. I. REED, AGT.. PR ACTIO AT. II ATTER, Wholesale anJ I'otall Dealer in . Hats, Caps, Straw Gp6ds, Umbrellas, Caoes, xo., No. 18 Main Street, NORFORK, VA. ap. 18. 20-ly BerkUv. W. M. Millar J. W. Grandy, Formerly of N. C- BERKLEY, MILLAR & CO. Wholesale Dealers in Diy Goods & Not ions, 16 West Main Street, Next door to Exchange National Bank NORFOLK, VA. mar. 28. 16 ly ESTABLISHED 1831. J. M. FREE yi IN, "Watchmaker and Jeweler, NO. 29 MAIN STREET, Comer of Talbot Street. NORFOLK, VA. ONSTANTLY ON HAND A Fl'LT J assortment of Watches, Jewelry, Sil ver ware, &lc. Watches carefully and properly Repair ed. apr. 4. 18-tf L. L. Brickhouse. S. J. Thomas. L. L. ERICKIIOISE & CO., Wholesale and Retail dealers in BOOTS, SIIOKS, Trunks, Valises, Carpet lags&c., No. 23 Main Street,' Opposite Taylor, Martin & Co., Norfolk, Va, Full stock constantly on hand at Lowest Market Prices. Jons II. Febeee, of Movgnnton, N. C. .mar 28. 10-ly C F Greenwood. Trcd Grceirwood, ESTABLISHED 1847, C. F. GREEAW00D & CO., "Watchmakers and Jewelers, DEALERS IN 5INE GOLD AND SILVER WATC1I cs, Diamonds, Pearl and other rich Jewelry, Solid Sh.er aud Plated Ware, Spectacles, Clocks ANB Fancy Goods, No. 27 Main fctrect, Norfolk, Virginia. N. B. Watches and Jewelry repaired by the most skillful workmen and warranted. April 4. 18G7. 18-ly ' S. W. SELDXER. 39 Main Street, NORFOLK, VA. ESTABLISHED 1854. -Wholesale and Retail Clothier and Merchant Taylor. KEEPS CONSTANTLY ON HAND one of the largest and best selected stocks of Ready Made Clothing ad 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 stylei, a call Is very respect fully requested. S. W. SELDNER. April 4, 1867. 18-tf - J- , A rti. ,a Southern Man, . of Southern :p,rinciple3."-J"B8 TARBORO', NORFOLK. JNO. BURGESS & CO., Wholesale Grocers, Commission Mer chants, aud Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Liquors, Cor. Wide Water and Commerce Streets, Norfolk, Val 7 ClPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO k5 consignments and prompt retnrns made. Oct. 10. 44-Cni ' WM. II. PETEKS. WASHINGTON RSED. PETERS & REED, eneral Commission, Skipping aud Forwarding1 Merchants, Totra Point, Norfolk, Va.r ANl) Water Street, Portsmoutii. Oct. 10. 41-3m IF. HORNER, (Successor to P. DIL WORTH,) No. 1." Wide ; "Water - Street, , NOHFOLK, VA-, WILL PAY THE HIGHEST MAR ket price for Cotton and Woolen Bags, Hope, Paper, 'Metals, Bones, &c. June 6. 18G7. 27-ly SMITH, ELLIOTT & CO., Grocers and Commission Merchants No. 12 Roanoke Square, Norfolk, Va. CONSIGNMENTS OF PRODUCE and orders for Goods will receive prompt aUoution. La-rsuiir and Hope fum ed. Sept. 12. 40-tJau"G3 II. C'TIEF.S. W. E. CATEHAET. C. CATEHAKT. CHEEK, CAPEHART & CO., Grocers and ConiniLssioii Merchants. Ho. 35 Commerce Street, TsTorfolk, Va. SUPPLY OF PURE Peruvian Guano and other Fertilizers, Itone, Bagging, Groceries and Liquors, kept con stantly on hand. epl. 5. 40-(im. TAYLOR, MARTIN & CO., DEALERS IN Hardware, Cutlery, H.R IRON AND STEEL, WAGON MATERIAL, BELTING ANJ PACKING, House Furnishing Goods, &c, Circular Front, corner of Main street and Market Square, Nox'Xollc, Va. Nails st Factory Prices, Trace Chains, Weed. Hilling and Grub Hoce, Horse Col l;;rs and Hames, Axes, Saws, &c., &c. The trade supplied at Northern prices, mar. 23. 16-ly I.VVIS &. BROTHER, Wholesale dealers in GROCERIES, LIQUORS, and Agents for Carolina Belle fccutch SnufF, and Tarious trades of VIRGINIA MANUFACTURED Tobacco. TTr EEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND jis a full stock of Sugar and Cotlee, Flour, Lnrd, TJaconV-andies, ruir.ily and Fnncy Soitps, Cheese, Butter, Fish, Pork, Salt, Candy, Buckets, Brooms, Shot, Pow- der, and many other articles, to complete the assortment usually found in a ,1 () ) Any consignment will have especial at tion. No 4 Rowland's Wharf, Norfolk, Va. np. 23, 1867. 21-y Ed. P. Talb. Ed. M. Moore. Ed. J. GifUh. EDTFARD P. TABS & CO. WHOLESALE DEALERS IN HARDWARE, CUTLERY AND FANCY GOODS. West Side Market Square, Norfolk, Va, Sign of the Anvil. A CENTS FOR THE SALE OF OLD Dominion Nails, Emery's Cotton Gin, Dovle & Gambles Circular Pit and cut Saws Warrenttd. Gum Belting, all sizes. A large stock nlw;iy3 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. 16-ly WASMISGTOX. G. K. wU& T. M. K0IS1XS0X & CO., General Commission and Shipping Mer chants. WASHINGTON, N. C. UUFKR TO Col. D M Carter, Washington. Jiide E J Warren, Cel. Will li Itodiuaii, " 11 .Norlleet. Esq., Tarhorough. Will.e Walstou, E., " Hon' George Howard, " Oct. 31. 47-Cin J0HX MYERS' S0AS, Commission Mereliants, Receiving and Forwarding AGENTS. WASHINGTON, N. C. April 4th, 18G7. 18-tf H. WISWALL & SOX, Commission Merchants, and Wholesale and lletail dealers in Groceries & General Merchandise, MAIN STREET, WASHINGTON, N. C. Nov. 23. 1-ly B. P. HAVENS, General Commission Merchant Strict personal attention will be given to the receiving and shipping of all kinds of produce. : dec 6 2-tf Lumber! Lumber!! WILL delircr all kind3 of L JMBER to any convenient point from my Mill, at the shortest notice, and on reasonable terms EUAS CARR, je aO-ALtf. near Sparta, N. C. EDGECOMBE COUNTY, NORTH The.Tiirboro'- fiont.liftriiftr. THURSDAY, - - - JAN. Is, A Bashful Kan la Love. His name was Danpliule : ' wo used to call him Jack, for ehort. Heaven help me if he should see this itorv. A ' , . . AUiontr many ci tiis nrslortues. ior he' was cock-eyed. rod-haired. nn.I knock-kneed,' he numbered the incon venient one baslifulr e s : rcTeit'ielos? he was fond of the la die?, although when in their presence, he never open ed his mouth if he could holp it, and when he did speak he used bo h hands to holp hi:n, in fait he w s a in:;n of " great actions Jack, one warm day, fell in love; he had just graduated at collegoj and began to think he must seek the la dies' society ; he was getting to be a man, and it was mauly to have a " pcachaut." f.o Jack fell in love with the fleet est, liveliest, most hoydouifih girl in the square ; but . how to tell his love ! there w:is the rub. lie had r.eari f good deal of the "language of the eyes," and be ooooriiinly tried that, but when he looked paitieui.nir v.r.l at tho window where Auss hmuv was in the bahit of eitting, come person on the other side o! the street would invariably io.r to hitn, tli i:i king he w:is eudetvoiiug to catch their eye lie has despisod exr-reisive eyes ever since then. t Ienrrth Jack obtained an intro duction through his si.-ter, ncd witi her be called several ibnes, but the was obliged to leuve tl-ie city for r- season, and as-oao interview mereasec . , . i his arJur he deceraiiued ou iroinr it Long before the hour f.xed upon b custom Jor an evening visit, he louni. himself arrayed in his best. Rlue coal, me(al buttons, black cassimere pants, ("said pants a I'd'e tighter than k v - the skin) and a spotless vest. The journals of the dtyst item of in'elliirence, that ti e te, as elliirence, that ti e t-.ierinotn. etcr rai.ged from 75s to , fcO degrees Jack swears it was a hundred. As the hour gradually drew near Jack found his perspiration and hb i ciurasrc oozmtr out tu"it!icr; a;;d he alaiost determine 1 to puihtaiid t at Lome. I'e co cl i Jed A -wcver h walk cast the Iioujo a!id ce how ho fult. Bv the time he reached the mans he firmlv conclaJI not to tro in, but on casting his eyes towards the pnh window an 1 j:rceiving no higns life, he thought it was probable that no one was at hoina aud since he proceeded so far he vou'd proceed farther, and leave his card. No sooner, determined than conclu ded. In r. retk!es3 moment he. pulled the lell; the darnel thing uccdu't make such a cussed vo'.sc. The door was opened as if by magic. and tLnjferjiint girl po.Lely asked him in. jiiss Jur.ly was alone in parlor ana would be dehgnted to set him. j O Lord '. here was a Cx ! Go in a dark parlor with a pretty girl alonf ! It was too late to retreat, the girl Ltd cl ol the f-out door, and was poict ing iuto the parlor where Miss Emily was. Beinir perfectly convinced that no choice was left him. into the dark r -mi hewd!-ol or silled. All was perleet ch;ios to his eyes for moment, but only for a moment : then fiim the deepest gloom cam a tortu an nnel voice . a " .bidding him welcome and draw near 'To obey the order was but the w :rk of a uo- mcnt, as lie opposed. fijmU, HQ liiliC i, areanit oi mo nuuele v,k- iK-U late hart thrown in his way., He fei ;ew too well that the stream of loc hd n;.iuy pics, bnt full-grow u sis enteiec np- ;d net into his head. Judge, then of his af-tmishincnt at being tripped up almost Kt he fair one's fei-t by a fat stool with nlctkoric legs, which chance or a careless servaut ad placed exactly on bis road to appiuc"B, Uvcr bo went, and as the tailor had uot allowed any extra ten sion of the mnscies and sinews, ho not ouly procured a tumble, but also a compound fracturr. of the black pants aforesaid, said fracture extending all .1. . . i l ; i , across i:iau poiuL wnicu comes in clos est contact with tho ch;:';r. 1 la ing picked himself t;p aa care fully as circumstances would allow, the smothorcd laugh of Miss I'mily not " setting him forward any," be at last succeeded in reaching a chair, and drawing his coat tails forward a.d! greeable expose, sat himself do vu vuh as much grace as a bear would when requested to dance upon a pile of need'es. The young lady was almost suffocat ed with laughter at the snd misfortune of the bashful lover, felt tru;y sorry 1 for him, aud used all her -powers of fascination to drive it from his mind, aud eventually succeeded sofar .a to. induce him to make a remark. On this rock he split. Just at that moment she discovered alio bad lost her handkerchief. What had become of it? She was sure she had it when he came in. It must cer-, tainly be somewhere about. " llavn'tyou got it under you, Mr. Danphule ?" Jack was sure he had not, but poor Jack in venturing an answer could not possibly get along without raising bis hands, aud of course he must drop his coat-tail. ' In his anxiety to recover the missing viper, he even ventured to incline his body so as to get a glance on the floor. As he did so the frac ture opened and behold there lay as the lady supposed, her property. It was the work of a moment to catch the corner and exclaim . " Here it is sir, you needn't trouble yourself about it. Just raise a little, it's under you," at the same time ehe gave it a long, hard pull. CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JANUARY Alas!: the" tail was told, no escape, nothiscvt of a special interposition of Providecci could save his shirt. l?ut what should I.e do ? Another and another stronger pull, evincing on the part of the lady a praise-worthy determination to obtain the lost dry goods, coupled with the request : " Get up sir, you are sating on it, determined him : in the agony ot the moment ar d grabbing with both hands i f st disappearing strip of linen which encircled ins necs, tie eci.iiin;u ; " For God's sake, Miss Emily, leave my sJriri tol'urY' 1 Woman's Story. Wives Out of Town Husbands at Home. "I would like to know," Eaid the youngest married lady, with the least toss ot the head, "what would become of my husband if it were not for me? I went to the country f;r a week, hus band taking bis u e lis at a hotel during my ub3cnce. When I returned, I hard 1 reiCfeJsiSGP my own home. The parlor was swarming with flies, and my liico carpet -white ground, with love y bouquets of roses, you know was ab solutely ruined, clumps or cigars chccvsuien, and cake crumbs were scat- lerea around, .all tne spittoons were filthy to a decree, and somebody had bei'is tuere who did uot know tlioir use, I f id')' discovered. In the bay win d.iw was a K,t of broken Lotties and a corkscrew. 'What is the meaiiinjr of this?' I a.-ke J Charley, who sat com poscdly rta linsr the morning papcrs- ' 01;! didu t I tell you I hud the club to meet hero while you were Thought it would save a bother, and t" we had (-onie of your blackberry wine." Note. People don't knock the necks off bnuled home made wine. I found afterward that Charley bad been to the c-.'Il ir pluudeiing around aud iu tast ing my current wine (made this sum ni'jf ) he had left the spigot turned so that itisteid of racking off it all leaked out Now, Iliad come from my short vis it doubly armed with tenderness for the husband of my home, and it would not do for me to show my impatience the first thing, so I proceeded to my room, and there was confusion worse confounded.. My beautiful lace cur tains that 1 had done up myself, pin ning down every point, were twisted ar tight as a rope, and tied iu a bard kot. Every drawer nnd pres? was craned wide, and all of Charley's clothoe were lying around loose. What puzzled me most was to see my ctdar chest turned upside dowu, and my Saratoga trunk stretckod open, with trays piled outside, like-a" toppled cob house. I went to the hureau to untie my bonnet, and there was the bootjack, leiui.n squeezer and punch bowl; a pair of j.uts were thrown over the looking-ght$-;, and a bottle of hir oil broken; thifoil luidisoakcd into the marble top mtu t l.e side of the bureau uj on the carpet, and upon a queer sha ped article that seemed to be a stock ing, but looked almost as plump as if it bad 'something in it.' My curiosity was excited. v.nl after satisfying my self that it was not alive I picked it up and what do you think it was hat one of my wedding stockings. I tint my hand in and drew out; cno by one, stock-tois of different leuths, British nose, ia i:ts wool anu ciock; a dozen, and all marked in lister's delicate hand, with maiden name, "Lucy Sprigjiins." This was too much, and L called for Charley to comoup. "What's the matter, dear?" be an swercd; in his honeymoon voice, takiug ibrc ; steps ut a time until he reached die larding where I stood, the footless oc'itiig in my hand. r.at ooos i ins mean; l asked, in as steady a voice as I could, for I had a we.uvucsj about thoe stockings, aud I bad put the;u away iu fiue paper tiuutmg to mtu mem as iod as we lived, and I felt my face burn in sr. "Why, can't you teli?" snid Charley, aud he laughed uueasily, and as I on.y lookedat him, he varied the question "Don't know?'' 'How should I?" I replied. "You astonish me! Well, you know our private theatricals (I h ud never taken part in them, and was only invit ed to beiong to them because they wanted Charley, who was so handsome and handy); 1 didn't expect to take part in the last performance, but the Romro was sick; and I couldn't well refuse. Now you know," be insisted. 'Noihiog." I answered. ;;V el', oi course; as Itomeo, Iliad to wear tights, and you do know that I a:n thin, and 1 knew that you wouldn't like to hear me called slim legs, and so I went to lliley about it, and he was so kind as to come over, and we hunted up your old (!) 6tock- ings, and together we made up the handsomest set of caWes! You'd bet ter believe it. They would have-been a fortune to any one on the stage. Frank said so." "Dut I cannot understand how the trunks and presses should be opened," I con'iaucd- "Oh! there were other things need ed, and on looking them up, I found !n old josey that fitted me to a T; and Vore your cloak, and used some dirty f&ce that I came across among your scraps. Ibey are all tied up in the piano cover somewhere. I wish you had been here to have helped me out, buhbegirl said I looked splendid. lSy tho way, Jear, I haven't a shirt to my back. What's become of yowr quilt? Have no idea, unless the boys took it when they had a show in the wood-shad. Little brother - asked me if you would care if ho wjuld take the sheets, and I told hir of course not, and perhaps there ere not enough. Hi was too funny.- Tom wouldn't let the Jones boys irco the show, and they stoned the wood-shed with sticks and Btoncs, and made such an 'uproar that 16, 13G8 the police interfered and ' broke it rap.' 1 don't know when 1 vo laughed so. You would have enjoyed it." 1 was not sure of it, but I said noth- s&id nothing. By this time I had ta ken off my travelling Buit, and was looking around in vain for my new wrapper. "Where is my wrapper." I said to myself more than to Charley, but he took it up: "I gave away one of your dresses while you were gone, to a very deserving person who came before our society for aid." I rather pride myself upon my hus band t iking a prominent part in the Young Men's Christian Association, but this i3 a little too much, and I fan cy Charley thought bo too, for he start ed offsuddenly, saying, "I must go to business' now. I shall not be at home to dinner, pet, and,I hope you will lie down and take a good rest," It was my very best print that he had given away, but I hadn't the con science to scold about it; for, to tell you a secret that I never told him, when we were first married, a china and gl-iss vender came along, and I traded oil Charley's finest suit for a broken cologne bottle, an inkstand and two va ses Bohemian gass. Sunday be eoul.lii't Cnd his clothes, and he be lieves to this day that they were stolen. He has often wondered why the thief took nothing else. But I mnst tell you eb jut that bundle be referred to that was the finishing stroke. In it was my poplum basaue. with the sleeves diamond slashed, aud gilt paper all around it, and drops of glue all over it, and my sweet illusion waist was inside, whit there was left of it. There, too, was my ect of heavy curls, blushed out maniac style, aud covered witb. powder and carmine; my point lace torn to shreds; my velvet cloak iu a wad, and the inflated fellow to my wedding stockings! And my husband a church nieuiLar and a Chris tian Association man. It -was more than I could bear. I could have cried, but that would have done no good. As for taking Charley to task he was the best husband in the world, and if he had been the worst there is no lanjruaeef that would d( justice to the occasion; so t did the best I could under the cir cumst accs. I set about putting things to rigbw. The first step necessary seemed to be bearing away the rubbish, and I began tossing the dirty clothes in a heap, and positively, be'bre I got through it was as Iv.xa as mv head. I coul.ln t see over it. All my sheets, towels and pil low cases, ten shirts ("no wonder Char ley wanted new ones) and other things too nu uerous to mention. It would take matoo long to tell all the mischief that was done the raids ca the ran tries, sickles und preserves. I Bhould bout as soon have had the house on fire. Josa Billing's Answers to t orrcspondests. "'?.' Yu ask me whai I think ov the "Gift distributing business," and I don't hesitate tew sav that it haz awl the permonitory symptoms ov a dead beat. I hav ulwus found that when enny man offers tew giv me ten dollars for fifty cents, be lies. I may think he means to do it; but he don't think so; bat I may possibly cum within nine dollars and a half of it once; and if I do, I hav dun well a grate deal bet ter than I will the next time. I never put enny munny into these swindles, and would az soon undortake tew raise a good sized greenback by planting a shin plaster back ov the hog pen. If yu git desperato, aud feel az tho you must gamble or die, go twenty eents, odu or even on the number ov hairs in akats back, and count them this will cool yu oph. "wuaeni. ivais originally cum from Norway, and I wish they bad orig. laally staid tbere. i hey are about az uncalled for az a pain in the small ov the back. Iheykanbe domestikated dredful oapy; that iz, az gittingin the cupboard and eating cheese, arid knawing pie, iz concerned, 1 he best way tew domestikate them that I ever saw iz tew surround them gently with a steel trap; yu kan reason with them then tew advantage. Hats are migratorious; theymigrate ly wharcver they hav a mind to. Pizen is also good for rats; it soften3 their whole moral naturs. Cats hate rats, and rats hate cats, and who don't. I serpoze thar iz between fifty and sixty millions of rati in Amcrika i quote now entirely from memory and i don't serpoze thare iz a single neces sary rat in tho whole lot. Thia shows at a glance how menny waste rats tharo iz. Kats enhanse in numbers faster than shoe pegs do by machinery. One pair ov helthy rats is awl that enny man wants tew start the rat bizziness with, and in ninety daze, without enny outlay, he will begin tew have rats tew turn oph. Rats, viewed from enny platform yu can bild, are unspeakiqly cussid, and i would be willing tew make enny man who wold destroy awl the rats in the United States a valuable keepsake, say for instance either the life and suffer insrs ov Andy Johnson, in one vollum, calf bouad. or a leceipt tew kure tlij blind staggers. Sardokical. That was a horri We affair," said gentleman in com pany, " the "Qrder of Dean, and the sealing up his remains in a tin box !" " WThat aeked a half a dozen voice? at oace- "Sar Dean," replied the S- A Hot Toast. The following is oiven as a fireman's toast: "The fadies tho only incendaries who kin dle a flame which water will not extinguish." NUMBER from the South Carolinian. A. Head on Harr'age. -"2 soles with but a single thort. 2 hearts as beets like 1." Marriage is that conglomeration of the sexes as is considered constitution al in all countries; but it is more par ticularly OHe of the United States. When a man so far forgits himself as to get married, he bids farewell to the Declaration of Independence, and be comes at ouce an honorary member of the rights of the garter ,'an order es tablished by the Crusaders in the "times that tried men's soles." Marriage, gramatically speaking, is a compound conjunction, and shows the relation between man and woman. Accordiu' to arithmetic, I don't see how people make out that marriage make- two folks one, for if you take the cypher (0) woman, and add to the unit (1) man, it makes 10, unless figures lie, figures won't lie in aaything else un less it is marriage! Different folks have different reas ons far marryin', some marry for love, some riches, some because they want to and some because they can't help it! When a man falls in love, he takes to readin' the New York Ledger, and wearing lavender colored kide and pat int leather boots as pinches his toes and puttin' "uew mown hay" onto his pocket handkerchief. Then he forgits to put sagur into his coffee, and makes mistakes in his accounts. Then he takes to drinkin' Mrs. Winslow's soo thing syrup, and putting squill on his hair, and partiu' the same in the mid dle of the ton of his head. As the time approaches for him to be hitched to the adored of his buzzutn, he feels its if o wns iM-nw'.in"- down hisbn0't and little cupids with wmgs and with out anv elothfis on was sinjrin": the star snnno-lrl banner in the air all around r. c .... ,-i ., t i , . I Ilim. iiilii) Jifc i v jiuuigai avLUf i o-oes on from bad to wus. until he eits his name into the daily paper under the nrorcr heaciin , and tells the world 1. - ItaA r. ...Ilr-nb InA fbnf ''nnl carda" is played, and sends some gin- frcr-bread and non bear to the editur, who wishes the happy pear long life and manr cm! lhen cums the hunny mune ana a bridal trip to Niagara or Mammoth .t -r-. - , . n .l- cave, cr tne linage ot ize. Aucr tins tho hunny moom is all moonshine, un til small voice announces thatther's an "angel in the house!'' as tho poit says; but it always seemed to me more like the dikens iu the bouso, when I heir 'em. After a while there is family jars, which jars ain't fit to preserve friendship, they are "of the earth earthy!" hen Araminta an I rot married, after a courtship of some seventeen winters, durin' which "she never told 11 1 . ,-1 , tier love, nut, lite a worm in tne mud, fud onto her danifin-orl rhfpV " wr had " ) - I c, spoons, ana otner wearia apparel: but rather more spoons than anything else. It was snof-nv time. But the short clothes still lies in the bureau drawers. a monument anu mocKery to ooyisu dreams and disappointed ambition. As the Scorched poit Burns says: "Tho best laid schemes of men and mice Oft gaigalee." i3uo Araminta ana l are drawm down the veil of life together, still lov in'. still honin' that thr. timo will enmp wheu we shall have to provide a extra SDOon and norrmirer. Iroclv. honfl ia a sheet anchor to the sole. Lone may A 1 t: J 3 f she wavel But marriage is a divine institution, more so than a republican form of gov ernment or the democratic party. Ad- em coudent live without Mrs. Adeni, snaix or no snaix. And becoz they raised Cain after they was married, it's no sine that other folks raise cam'in the married statt. Becoz they et up ihe best winter apples, it's no sine married people should have each oth er's hair come out before the usual time. Marridge is mootual; and one can't git along without a child on the other end ou't. Woman to a man is like the bob to a kite, tho more she's attached to man, the higher he can fli. Marry early, an' marry offen; and when you git a good wife, stioh to her like a shumaker s wax to a hot stove o: Spaulding's glue to broken china. Sich is the law aud the profits. Piecefully yours, A. HEAD. The Absurdities of Fasiiion.- Tho Lynn Reporter describes a French style or shoe now manufactured J that city in large numbers for he New Orleans aud California m"'Cet's which is admirably contrived sr pro ducing deformity and discomfort. Upon the sole, which is as thin as a wafer, is fixed a keel an inch and three quarters thick, tnd tapering off so rapidly toward the base that it does not allow the space of a new cent peice to stand on. In consequence ot tuo ex cessive thickness of tha heel, the foot instead of being level and paralel with the floor, ia sloped down towards it at an angle of perhaps twenty degrees, so that only the inner edsre cf the heel rests upon the ground, and the flat of the loot is without support, now wo men can walk in such shoes without spraining their ancles or meating with accidents it is difficult to conceive. But they do it, and laugh at the idea of injury. "Look.here, by," said a nervous old gentleman to an urchin, who was mun ching sugar-candy at a lecture, " you are annoying roe very much." " No 1 ain't ; I'm knawing this ere candy," replied the urchin. " I've got a new pair of boots," said A. to B., putting one forward as a sample ; ' a handsome fit, eh ? I bought them to wear in genteel society.' 'They will be likely to last you a lifetime, then rejoined B, 'and be worth some thing to your heirs. , The Tarboro' Sor.llicrncr. A Eefiium for Eutiress Communication. r,1,u jrHm ol Us l.iir,n in ll.e fium-Af 7.icullurj ftH-t-ou ol theSoutl, Tub resenting busine,,,!, t.liar. ter and .'landing', ai t WTbrmw,,-ratc(i ibr any rpeeified time not lesthau three mouths: ne square cne year.. $u oo One-Fourth Coluinaows'year-., . r0 f0 One-Half Column f Vy 90 00 One Column oue yeav. 50 ni Transient advertisement' err -"harped ' One Dollar per square of on inch br :tli first, and Seventy-Five centc.-foffj'eacu sub sequent insertion ' : U 'i-lf'.- & . liL,.,; A Coed Yarn. ? In the village of W., lived a n.an who had once been a judge of the county and wns kuown all over it , the name of Judge L. He kept a store and sawmill, and was clways euro to have the best of a bargain on his side, by which means be bad gained an ample fortnne, and some did not hesitate to call him the biggest rascal in the world. He was very conceited, withal, and used to brag of his busk ncss capacity, when any one was near to listen. One rainy day, as quite a number were 6catcd around the 6tore, he begea, as usual, to tell of his great bargains, and at last wound up with the expression: Nobody has ever cheat ed me, nor they can't neither !',' "Judge," said an eld man of the company, "I've cheated you rnore'n you ever did me." "How 6or said the fcudge. ' "If you'll promise you won't go to law' bout it, nor do nothing, I'll tell you; or else I won't, you're too much of a low character tor me. "Let is hear! cried half a dozen voices at once. "I'll promise," said the Judge, "and treat in the bargain, if you have." "Well, do you remcmbor that wagon you robbed me ! never xouDea you out ot any wa gon; I only got the best of the bargain," said the Judge. "Well I mad up mj mind to have back, and "You never did 1" interrupted the." , -cute Jndge. - "Y(!S, I did, and interest too-" . "How so?" thundered the nowenra--, ged J ude. . "Well you see J udge, I sold you ne ') day a very nice pine log, and bargaSt"-. ed with you for a lot more. W&E,- that log I stole off -our pile down'bv- " your mm tne nignt before, and ;hj next day I sold it to you. The next t ,i :i i i t . l c ' - " "vuiC auu sum ibv to you cue next day, and so I tent oft until you had bought jour own Jog?C. me twenty-seven times: ' Tllftf's al.'fl!" PTn'nimO .ba InTmiJ- ated Judge, running to his book ui examining his log account: "yon neveJf. sold me tweuty-seven logs of the samW' meausurement." . t- "!y drawing it back and forth thft- .J JJ T 1 . . . . . .Jtf nuiu uu, auu as it wore, x Kept cut ting the end off, until it was only ten feet long, junt fourteen feet shorter than it was the first time I brought itfT?f and when it got so short, I drew - it t home again an 1 worked it up intoi shindies, and the next week . . . - you11 bought the shingles, and then I eluded 1 had got my wagon back stewed away in my pocket book." COB-;? j ue exci tm ition ol tne Judge I he excbtmition of the JudaN was drowned in the shouts of the bystand- J crs, and the log drawer found tho doory. :.l...l J. i . : '. - -vV. wiwuut iuu piumiseu ireac. " o 11 Li. J. OlMSEUll U.N TUK OMITH 1 AMIIT.. --V' i v-uwu, wm .uuiuac iwr ; vuiiS.aB, my name is oquid, ana x-'jr am proud to say, I am not ashamed " of it. It mayi)that no person in this uuwmmuu uume. A1 however, there be one such, let him hold lin his b.Anil mill tin Ilia rliVov t. .V.J , jT.-Jj,. turn cut Ins toes, take courage, and 4 thank his stars that there are a feW" more left of the some sort. 5 "Smith, gentlemen, is an illustrious name. " . ,.'J And snQscver high iu the annals of I'lul5, as they will, Believe me that Smith will outnumber: -vs them still." Gentlemen, I am proud of being an- .f original Smith, and not a Smithe, nor a w- bmythe, but a regular natural b-m-i-t-ht' bmith. Putting a 'y m the middle or , . an 'e' at the end won't do. rrcntlemen. . " W ho ever heard of a great man by b:8 ' name of Smytheor Smithe? Echo &vs: t j j . But for Smith, why the pillars of fame ' nvio. nuu; auu lici h uuu v Diva uuuuur. -j are covered with that honored and f reverend name. Who were tho most i- f; -.. :n 1 1 .i, !! . tav.jr, niLkjr, uuu iujjuiiii ujui ui bum cxmntry? Horace and Albert Smith. Who the most oricinal, pithy, and" hu- morous preacher? Kev. fc'ydney Smiths lo go lurthcr bat- who vcus-iuhj vest and boldest soldier in JSumpter C army in the -revolution? A Smi.-1 VTho palavrfcd with PowhattanrrfiL ; vantcd vh Pocahontas, and beca;ni i' V- nntnr nf tho first f imilln !- e Yirj.nia? A Smith again. And wm,.;" I ik and I ask the question mfe, .' seriously and soberly who, I say, la that man, and what is his name, ' has fought the most battles, made tl V . j mnfif. Cnnniliaa v.M..nl.n,1 . i. . J : ' mons, held the most offices, sung th uioab auuo, whlicu iue most poems most girls, and married the nic ows? History says, I say, "y'ou say, earybody says, John Smith 1" pi 1 . KEsrECT Due to Wives. Do n iest with your wife upon a subject 1 which their is danger of wounding he feelings, llemcmber that she treasur every word you utter. Do not speak some virtues in another man s wife remind vour own of a fanlt. Do reproach your wife with personal fects, lor it she nas sensiuniiy yo 7 flict a wound dithcuit to ncai. treat vour wife inattention in coin it touches her pride, and ehe will respect you more or love you better it Do not UDbraid vour. wife in t presence of a third party ; the sefL of your disregard of her feeling 'V. prevent her from acknowledging fault. Do not entertain your-wife ' praising the beauty and accompL ; iaents 01 other women, li you woal have a pleasant home and a ch"-1'" wife, pass your evenings und'' own roof. Do notbe ptefr $tSt'eaV', in your own house and remarki&'a fir ' l Bociaoiiity eisewnere. t-i . - 1 1 It is said that the " cerri e. seven teeo' millica r " Woulda't be census ? .'' J r t f P ieU . ' -f . . - : ; (' ... .