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W Southerner. to n4 Political newspaper T TnrRSDAY UOItXIM BY $ & BIGGS f I WILLIAM B1GC.S s is one f ibe oldest ti- l rth Carolina, anil a s oi the Uonntrv. arv.l bp County, its conjun ct it in Hie interest ol at Hrge, and they will , ii a tit renresuutatii'i .itch it emanates. prive is Three 'Dollars a ars tor Six Mouths and must lABLf IN ABV'ANCK. 'MfllU'V i'lBV ie sent by mail, at the risk ol the PRO FESS I OX .4X. L. J). ATTORNEY, I AS npvnvvn Tits OFFICE. HE now occupies an uince m ldins ot" Messrs. Shaw Sc. MoCabe, (up kOn- V .. ill find him 1 14 1 hits ..... V-a- .. . . m. .t . i.... until! all tit) l lUl ro-pectfuSly . bp wtiul - OOllr olieitor, that the would retuf" a iwii as I'"'.' :i ve- yreme courts. Strict "uana afI- jbhu 10 cases m Jini . 1SU7 Attorney an ounsejior at Law, rocky Mour?J-r. c. Collect ions made ' jwsnlllc. ff AVL ; l'KOVIDKl) MYSELF ;iav(iiir ttScUcii : m riiiisri'inetlt with a Ro ister to viit 1 i t-Lv .Miuiiit wlient'ver the papers are .ei let: . iLe.toy mviu; ar tie liie trouble 'i U viiijj h'line I am pre pnrJ to trai niiie hi iinlrttjtiy v:'Ji the tuu.o.-t '.tU-h. j; lfc-tl GILBERT ELLIOTT, ATTOIIXEY AT LAW, Office No. 24 West Maia Street, Norfolk, Ya. Messrs. lianey. liyiuau Sr Co., Xew York'. lr. I'. !' t.'ieiae:its. lialtitnort Me.'V. C V.' t5rSndy- toiis, Xorf.Wk. Hon. V . A. I ; raham. llillsboro', X. ('. Hon. V. . X. II. .iiiitli, Murireesboro". X. C. An-. '-H. j'.i-ti mi, R. F. ROBERTSON, N C , nffie at the KiTseconiiie liouse, wncre ' . 5ja caiibe found on Moa,ti and Tuesday of each week-. MaT. ""tf NOTICE. Ai E. HICKS, I. U. L, would respect- fully s;iy to t.ie l ltizeas or larnoro aim its vicinir tlj:i t lie is siguiii in the practice i'ti-ic ;i sion ana Kilt in me luiure as iu tho p-ist euilciivor to dischntge his duty fiithl'ulty for all those who require Lis service Address, Rocky Mount, N. C. Feb. 3, ISO') 10 tf :v voai. dajJcy, uvn & CO., eneral Couiinissioa Merchants, "Vo. 21 ExsVianjo Place, xj:w YORK. Jeeptem! cr JJ;h lviT. 32-1 v T WM. BRA CE & CO., COTTON FACTORS, J9 Chambers amd 5 Reade Streets, siiiv 5 on tt. CiPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO ??tiiesa!o of Cotton in this Market, on .vhtli liberal advances will be made and T X PA1 L on application to K. Cliapmau. t-....t 19, n-iy iich'dJ. Conner. Chas. II. Richardson JAS. II. McCLUER, of N. C, xitn ?, J. COXXER cD CO., Manufacturers and Dealers iu Hats, Caps, Furs. Strata ioatln 254 & 2.-G CANAL STREET, Nearly opposite Esirle's Hotel, NEW YOItK. July 8 35-tf JOHN K. II01T, of Washington, N. C, with CHIC HESTER & CO., WIIOl.KSALK HE A LB M S IS Foreign and Domestic Hard ware, No 10 Barc?y Strrc. near Aston House, Neyr Voik. ipgg- All orders promptly utteuded to.-a eb. 10 11 -tf p. f. HATCH, cw York. I.. i. KSTKS, Wilmington, N. C. M. F. NATtJI, New York. HATCH, I5STES & CO., jGeneral C'onvn!s,oll Merchants, 132 Front street, corner ot l'me New York. c CONSIGNMENTS OF COTTON AND j Jaai otores soiicuvu. advances tnau.c niiu iui orders ,romlt'y eiceuted. Oct. 10- 1 Ttil 44-tf Tannahiil, WcIlMMie & Co., Commission Merchants, ISO Pearl Street, Icv York. strict Personal Attention given to i'OTTOH'. EST KOLL AND GUNNY BAG- Kopc and lrn I rm shea at juwi s market i'a.es. Taxes on Cotton will he paid by our friends Messrs. D, PeiiflerX' Co!; Alathew Wedili ll. Esq., Mens. nijh & Williams, Tarhor , N. C. J. E. LiiifJsey, KoeUy Mount, N.C. Messrs. G. II. Jirb'n & Co.. Washington. X c. -'.y. yy-if E 1, 1 If V Bj 0 21 li-tf kCoun-fiyae, ins, usft X J 35 tf IV DEN A. T. J3RUCE & CO., COTTON FACTORS, AIS'p General Commission Mtrchujils, For the Sale of Cotton and other Southern Produce. Ho. 16 PEARL street, " NEW YORK. PARTIES Shipping Cotton to ns can be accommodated with funds to j,av jax by palling on Mesurs. Browr, i piflDen 0r ilr. II. p. Teel. Tarboro'. F .Property corered by Insurance n9 8con tiW'- CCUS.46.UM ? 1 Jiff fOP Bllir . V Ax a Bouthern ManV'of Southern Priuoiplef's.r-J"."s Davis. ' '- " ' ' 5. - " . f - - - i - i ; . 4 - n : " VOLUME XLIV. NORFOLK. ! NOTICE. irons' wihte, esq., formerly j of Warrcnton, N. C, is this day admit 'ted a partner iu our business, the style of the .firm to be SEAL JL CO. FREER NEAL 4l-tf October 9. GEO. H. FREER, K. C. JOHN" B. KEAL, S. C. JNO. WUITE, N. C. FREER, N i: AL A CO., COTTON FACTORS, AND General Cemmissiou Merchants, Norfolk, Va. Refer to R II Smith. Esq. Seotland Net ; Hon Z B Vance, Charlotte ; O G Parsley Sc Co, E Murray & Co, Wilniingtoa ; General R W llayward, llaleigh; General Wade Hampton, South Carolina; Colonel John W. Cunningham, Person cunty; Turner Battle, Esq, Edirecoinbtt; Exchange National Bank of Norfolk.- Georife 11. Brown Sc Co, Vaa tnvwr, OCt. 9. 41-tf RICKS, HILL & CO., COTTON AND Gen. Commissio7i MercJiants NORFOLK, VA. BAGGING ami HOPE furnished pay able iu Cotton. Liberal advances made. sep 1 40-tf JAMES GORDON & CO., Com m lasion Merchants, NORFOLK, VIRGINIA. ROMTT rEKSONAL ATTENTION civen to the sale of Produce of every kind, nud to the purchase of all supplies for Farmers, Merchauts. and others in the country. nov 29, 1-tf tf. W. Grand;, C. 11. G randy, CW.Grandy.jr C. M. GRANDY & SONS, House Established 1845, FACTORS, FOR WAR DIN U AND COMMISSION M E 11 CIIA X T S , Mcintosh's Wharf, NO 11 FOLK, t9. gOU THE SALE OF COTTON, EL Grain. Naval Mores and Country Pro ihu-e generally, and purtUasers itf general Meri'liandisc. Sept 15 42-tf COH AND & HAURISS, Gfnrral Commission .Merchants, 20 Commerce Street, NORFOLK, VA. 7 ILL attend promptly to sales of Cot ton, Grain, Lumber, Tobacco, ra- val Stores, &c, and p.urchass of Supplies, and forwarding Cotton and Tobacco to Eu rope if defcired. D. G. Cowaxd, Washington Co., N. C. R. J. Hakriss, Granville, late of Halifax County, X. C. !inJ? l-3o-fiui Refers to T. E. Lewis, Tarboio. J. V, II KKD. AGT.. PRACTICAL 1-IATTEll, WLoksalo aud Retail Dealer in Hats, Caps, Straw Goods, Umbrellas, Canes, &e., No. 18 Main Street, NOHFOHK, V A. 20-ly ap. 18. L. Berkley. W. M. Millar. J. W. Grandy. Formerly of N. C- BERKLEY, MILLAR & CO. AYbolesale Dealers in 1 )i'y Goods & Xotions, '16 West Main Mtrcet, Next door to Exchange National Bank NORFOLK, VA. mar. 28. 16 ly ESTABLISHED 1831. J. 31. FREEMAN, Watchmaker and Jeweler, NO. '2J MAIN STREET, ('ornrr of 1 albot Street. NORFOLK, VA. ONSTANTLY ON HAND A FULL J assortment of Watches, Jewelry, Sil ver ware, sc. Watches carefully and properly Repair ed, apr. 4. 18-tf L. L. BrickhotiM. S. J. Thomas L, L. BRICKHOCSE & CO., 'Wholesale aiid Retail dnalers in ROOTS, SHOES, Trunks, Valises, Carpet lings &c., No. 23 Main Street, Opposite Taylor, Martin & Co., Norfolk, Va. fiSf Full stock constantly on band at Lowest Market Prices. John II. Ferkek, of Moiganton, N. C. tnnr2S. 16-ly C F Greenwood. Fred Greenwood. ESTABLISHED 1847. C. 7. GREENWOOD & CO., "Watchmakers and Jewelers, DEALERS IN SINE GOLD AND SILVER ?VATCIIr es, Hiainoivis, Pearl and other rich Jewelry, Solid Siier and Plated Ware, Spectacles, CJocks AND Fancy Goods, No. 27 Main fctroet, Norfolk, Virginia.. N. B. AVatcbefl and Jewelry repaired by the most skillful urcrkwcn and warranted. April 4. 18.07. . 18-ly S. Wf" SELI)$ER. 3Q Main Street, NOKIOL.K, VA. ESTABLISHEP 1354. Wholesale and Retail Cldlhier and Merchant Tyor. fT7"EEPS CONSTANTLY ON HAND i$L one of the largest and best selected cks i,t Rp1v liarift 1 lothmar and . e T1J -f7 gent furnishing goods, ajso a fine assort nicnf of piece goods, which, he is prepared to mijke t;p to prder in the Jtj?st and most fashionable styles, pU M yery rpspept- fully request. 0, f. WJ re- T4lBOftO NORFOLK.; JXO. BURGESS & CO., Wholesale Grocer, Comml8,loa Mer chauts, au4 Dealers U Foreign anj Domestic Liquors, Cor. Wide Water nd c.niBierol Street INorfolk, Va. SPECIAL ATTISItTlON GIVEN TO consijnruenta and- proonft returns made. Oct. 44-6ia SMITH, ELLIOTT A CO., Grocers and Commission Merchants, No. 12 Roanoke Square, Norfolk, Va. CONSIGNMENTS OF PRODUCE and orders for Goods will receive prompt attention. Bagging and Rope fum ed. Sept. 12. 40-tJau'6S W. H. CHEEK. W. E. CAPEHAKT. C. CAPEHAHT. CHEEK, f APEII ART & CO., Grocers and Commission Merchants, . . So. &S Comm.rce Street, Norfolk, Va. A SUPPLY OF PURE Permian Guano and other Fertilizers, Rope, Bagging, Groceries and liouors, kept con stantly on hand. Sept. $. 40-Otn. stabliskcd 1851. KADER BIOGS. , JOS. BIGGS Kader Biggs & Co., Cotton Factors and General Commis sion Merchants, Norfolk, Va. SPECIAL AND ENTIRE ATTEN t!on to sales of Cotton and all other kinds of produee; and prompt returns made. Our long: experience in business gives us superior advantages in making sales at the hiVhest market prices. Cotton Forwarded to Liverpool Free f Commissions. Liberal advances made on produce in Travelling Agents, Maj. Jas. M. Mayo ol Edgecombe-and Mr. Jas. H. Hancock ot Wilson, who will be pleased to furnish any information or facilities to those Shipping to us. Revenue taxes on Cotton can bo paid in all eases when preferred by Shipper ac cording to recent regulations. Norfolk. Va. Oct. 31, lStj7. TAYLOR, MARTIN & CO., DEALERS IN Hardware, Cutlerj'-, li R IRON AUD STEEL, WAGON MATERIAL, IJKLT1NG ANU PACKiNS, House Furnishing Goods, &c, Circular Front, corner cf Main street and Market Square, Norfolk, Va. Nails nt Factory Prices, Trace Chains, Weed. Hilling and Grub Hoes, Horse Col lars and Haraes, Ases, Saw?, &c., &c. The trad supplied at Northern prices. mar. 28. 16-ly DAVIS & BROTHER Wholesale dealers in GROCERIES, LIQUORS, and Agents for .Carolina Belle 1 Scotch Snuff, and various grades of VIRGINIA MANUFACTURED Tobacco. KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND a full stock, of Sugar and Coffee, Flour, Lard, Bacon, Candles, Family aud Fancy Soaps, Cheese, Butter, Fish, pork, Salt, Candy, Buckets, Broom, Shot, Pow der, and many other articles. t complete the assortment usually found in a ,?tE t)tts CnIHMVI'V EEoUM". Any consignment will hate especial at tion. No. 4 Rowland's Wharf, Norfolk, Va. ap. 25, 18G7. 21-ly Ed. P. Tabb. Ed. M. Moore. Ed. J. Giffith. J&WARD P. TABB & 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 Doniinh n Nails, Emery's Cotton Gin, Boyle & Gambles Circular. Pit and y, cut Saws Warrentcd. Gum Belting, all sizes. A large stock always on hand cf Ases, 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 J0HS MYERS' SONS, p,ommission Merchants, ' Receiving and Forwarding A3rENT3; WASHINGTON, N. C April 4th, 1867. 18-tf B. F. HAVENS, General Commissio?i Merchant Washington, .1. C- Strict personal atUnticn will be given to the receiving and shipping of all kinds of producjs. iec G 2" II. WISH ALL & SON, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Groceries & General Merchandise, Commission 6Y Forwarding Merch ants, MAIN STREET, Washington, N. Nov 25. C. 1-ly U. II. BROWN with T. M. ROBINSON & CO., Genefsl Commission and. Shipping Mer? cnanis, WASHINGTON, 297 C. fiKi'ER TO Col. D it Carter, Washington. Judge K J Warren, Col. Will B Rodman It Norfleet. Esq-. Tarborough. Willie Weston, Esq., tiont George Howard, Oct. 31. i7-tu EBaECOJlBB COUJSTY, NOKTlI Tlio r!arloro' Southerner. THURSDAY, JAN. 23, im. treat Doe; Fight. There is an excellent moral to tfie following story, which is told wih great skill. It shows ua bow a whole country is sometimes torn to pieces bv fipht between two puppicsj The most remarkable fight on record came off at Frogtown, on the frontier of Maine, 8om6 years ago. It engross ed the entire community in one indis criminate melee interminable lawsuit or suits at law, distraction of the town aod its downfall or ruin. A fanciful genius, named Joe Tuck er, a man about towD, a lounger with out visible means of supnort. a do- nothing, loafing, cigarsmoking, good natured fellow, owned a pretty beast, always at Joe's heels, and known as . well as his master, and liked far better by the Frogtowners. One day, Joe and his dog were passing Bunion's gro cery store, when a piebald, ugly-looking dog, standing alongside a wood wagou, bounded onto Joe Tucker's dog, knock ed him heels overhead, and so fright ened Bob Carter's wife who was pass ing towards her husband s blacksmith shop with hia dinner, that she stum bled, and her old sun bonnet flopped off, and scared the horse attached to tho wagon. lie started, hit Lather um's barber pole, upset the load of wood, all of which falling down Gum bo's refreshment cellar, struck one of Gumbo's children on the head, killing it for a short time, stone dead, and so alarmod Mrs. Gumbo, that she let fall a stew pan of boiliog hot oysters into her customer's hp who sat waiting for the savory concoction by a table in a corner instead of the dish. Mrs. Gumbo ru&hed for the child, and the customer for the door. Mrs. Gumbo screamed, the customer yelled out. 'Oh! oh! oh-oh-oh, my poor child," cried Mrs. Gumbo. "Eh, c-h-e.e e," screamed the poor child. ' Oh, murder-r-r! Oh, my everlast ing sir, I'm scalded to all eternity!" 'Murder! murder!" roared tho poor cu- timer. Tba horse, a part of the wagon, and some wood, went on their mad career. T he owner of the strange dog camo out of tLo iore just in time to see Joe Tucker seize a rock to demolish the savage dog, and not waiting to see Joe let drive, gave Vim 6ueh a pop cn the back, that poor Joe fell forty leet up the street, aud striking a long lad der upon which Jim Ederby was perch ed, paint pot iu baud, forty feet above terra firma, brought ladder, Jim and paint pot sprawltug ts the earth, crip pling poor Jim for life, and sprinklins blue paint over the broad-clotlip, satin ets aud calicoes of Abraham Miller, a formal and even-tempered Quaker, who ran out or the door, just ts the two dogs had got fairly at it, hip and thigh uip and catch. A glanee at thioiis seem' d to convince Abra"! m cf the true state of the case, and, in an unusually elevated tone of voice, Abraham called o'it to Joe Tucker, who had righted up: Joseph lueker, thy doir's a firht' in-!" "L.et eia fight it out," yelled the pugnacious owner ot tne strange dog. Let 'em fisht it out. I'll bet a lor of wood my dog can beat any dog in town, and I can beat the owner. We have said Abraham Miller was a quiet man: Quakers are proverbially so. But the guantlet thrown down by the stranger from tho country, stirred the gall of Abraham; he rushed into the store, and from the back yard, hav ing slipped his collar, Abraham brought orth a brindle cur, strong, low and powerful. "Friend," 6aid the excited Quaker, 'thy dog?halJ be woil beaten, 1 prom- . rt a i m lse tuee. llv&e, seize turn; "Turk, here boy!" and the dogs went at it. Bob Carter, the smith, coming up in time to hear ths stranger's defiance to the town, and bent on a fight with somebody for the damages to his wife. clamped the collar of the stranger, ana by a series of ten-pounders upon the lace, back and sides ot his bully antag onist, with his natural sledge hammers. Bob stirred up the strength and ire of the bully stranger to tne top ot his compass, and they made sparks fly dreadfully. Joe lueker s dog, reintorced by Abraham! Miller's, took a fresh start, and between the two, the strange dog was being cruelly put to his stumps. Deacon Fugh, one of the most piou3 aud substantial men in Frogtown, came up, aud indeed tbo whole town was as sembling.land Deacon Fugh, armed with a heavy walking stick, and snocKea at the spectacle before him, marched up to the docs, exclaiming, ns he uiu so: "Fie, fie, for shame! disgracelul: you mean citizens of Frogtown, will you stand by and "Don t thee, don t thee Btnke my dog, Deacon Fugh," cried Abraham Miller, advancing toward the Deacon, who was about to cut right and left with his cane. "Your dogs!" shouted the Deacon with evident fervor "Net my dogs, Deacon Pugh," said the Quaker. "What did you say so for then?" said ihe Deacon. never said they were my dog3, Deacon Fugh." ""You did!" yelled the Deacon. f'Deaoon Pugh, thee speaks ground lessly," said the Quaker. "You tal a falsehood, Abraham Miller." "Thae utters a mendacious asser tion," reiterated Abraham. "You you tell a lie!" 6houted the Deacon . ?'Tlou hast provoked my eyil pas sion, deacon Pugh," shouted the fetal- Tjrart Quaker, "and I will chastise thee. And into the Deacon's hair wen th CAROLINA, TIIUKSDAY, JANUArff Quiker. . The Daeon, nothing loth, entered into the fight, and we leave thm to nip and tuck," to look to the stranger ad Bob Carter, who fought and St, and fit and fought. otil Squire Catchcni and the constable came up, and in the attempt to preserve the peace and ar rest the offenders, tbo bquiro was thrust through the window of a neighboring wtchmaker, doing a heap of damago, while lawyer Hooker, in attempting to aid the constable, waa hit in mistake by the furious blacksmith, in the ribs and went reeling down Gumbo's cellar with frightful velocity. The friends and fellow-churchmen of Deacon Pugh took sides against the Quaker antagonist, and then the shop- bojB or Abraham, seeing their employ er "thus beset, came to the rescue; while two ItjSLshmen, full of fun and frolic, believing it to be a 'free fight' tried taeir nands and sticks upon the com batant so indiscriminately, so in less man nait an nour, the happy village ot Frogtown was shaken from its proprie ty by one grand, sublimely ridiculous nd most terrihc battle. Heads and windows were smashed: children and women screamed; dogs barked; and so furious, mad aud excit ed became the whole commuuity, that a quiet looker-on, if there nad been any, would have declared that the evil ones were all in Frojrtown. A heavy thunder-storm finally put an eud to the row, the dogs were more or less killed, a child severely wounded, a man scalded, wagon breke, the horse ran himself to death, his owner badly beaten by Bob Carter, whose wife and the wives of many others were danger ously scared, the painter was crippled, dry goods ruined, a Quaker and a Dea con, two Irishmen, lawyer Hooker, Sqnire Catchem, and souse fifty others, shamefully whipped. Lawsuits ensued, feuds followed, aud the entire peace and good repute of Frogtown annihila ted all by a rcmardable dog fight. Eeruty. There is a potent aud subtile in fluence in mere physical beauty v. hidi philosophers have puzzled themselves in vain to account for Why is it that greater homage h always paid in socie ty to the posesor cf a haudsonie face than to ladies of far greater culture, wealth or refinement, who are posses sed of features of'but ordinary mould? Why will cien listen with more pica- sure and attention to common-place aud empty gossip from beautiful lips than to the nuest fcuse and wit from plain en s ? Feminine beauty has played a great part in the history ef the world. From the handsome dames of antiqui ty who intoxicated the souls of great men like Darid, Pericles, Crosar and Mark Anthony, to the wonderful in fluences of many medtra beauties in- j politics and state-cral't, there has been, for the possessor of beauty, a constant succession cf triumphs. The history of ceuturies (or what passes for such) hangs by the Trojan war, and the Trojan war hangs by a Quarrel about a woman. What a sad baggage Gre cian Helen must have been to have suffered s much noble blood to be spilt abut her pretty face! Yet there is nothisg that men will so quickly fight fur as the possession or reputa tion of a woman. Even they who aff ect to despise and ridicule the vauties of the world are as sensitive to the potent charm of beauty as other men. The devotees of the saintly calling which the church imposes upon its ministers are often fouud among the most vulnerable to tender passion. One need not read Lewis' story "The Monk," or Hawthorn's "Searlot Let ter," or the coarser delineations of the weakness of priests in Baceaceio, to learn that the church yields no anti dote against the irresistible tempta tions of beauty. The ltev. Bellamy Stoker has been seen in almost every pariah, aud the beautiful Myrtle Haz ards needs some other guardian angei than clerical functionaries against the wiles of the adversary. Some people think that the passion for beauty is a boy's ',vhim, ani would have us believe that old philosophical fellows, with a proper kuowledge of the world, know how to estimate the pretty races at their real value; which, in their arithmetic, is .represented by a cipher, Even Thackeray, the genial but sometimes misanthropic old hu mtrist, h s written a ballard on "The pge of Wisdom," that begins thus: 'i'h'c pretty pnge, with the dimpled chain That hus never known tho barber's shear, All you wiah is woman to win, This is the way that boys begin Wfvl till you come to forty year. 'Thc reddest lips that ever have kissel; The brightest eyes thj.t ever have shone, May p'y and whiiper and we not libt Or look away and never be missed, Ere yet over a month is gone.'' Yet daily experience shows us that men in middle age, and even frosty cid fellows turned of sixty, are often times the maddest of all the insane worshippers at the shrine of beauty. A hundred times a day a man may be ealled a fool, and may even c. 11 him self so; yet he is as incapable of resis ting the iuyiucible attraction that leads him to play the fool with his time, or his intellect or his fortune, or his pro spects in lite, as if he were a helpk-sa atom in the sweeping grasp of fate. A poor compliment, uny pay to beauty who undertake to timuiuta its charms by the counterfeit help of art. Yet the world is fell of sham beauties, who shine only by the borrowed aid of rouge, enamel, gas light and fine clo thes. Instead of the genuine cheek pf woman, so finely depicted in "TwJieh Night" .sri beauty t-aiy blent, wnose rd and white Kature's own sweat and cunning banil laid on." j Yon shall find a host of reputed fair women in balls and assemblies, whose beauty ia not even skin-ep, and to 23, 1868 t from .beincr a iov forever, is a thing f puffs, powers, horse hair and cosme tics, lhink of the mianrv cf the ncfor sWoney mad enough to marry such a ifcouster, aud never discover his mis take till too late! We do not wonder at the occasional suicides of mistaken soula that dreamed of heaven and found themselves condemned for life to such a purgatory. "This also is vanity." The poets are full of eulogies unou beauty, and it is but just to say that there is quite as much truth as poetry of them. Tho man must be both churlish and foolish, who cannot Bee, in the glowing tributes inspired by the beauty of a pure and lovely woman, something more than froth and "en tusimusv." What can be nd more 'spiritual than this eulogy good Vt. jjonne: ' "Her pure and eloquent blcod spok in her cheeks, and so distinctly wrought, that one might almost say her body thought," And the splendid epitaph of Ben Johnson: Underneath thi stone doth lie ; As much beauty as could die." Is not mere hyperbole. The philosophic Emerson tells us, in his essay on "Manners," that "a beau tiful form is better than a beautiful face a beautiful behavior is better than a beautiful form; it gives a higher pleasure than statues or pictures; it is the fiucst of all the fine arts." Proba bly there are few reflecting persons but will agree to this discrimination; yet the multitude will reject it unhesitat inly, and even those the most convin ced of its truth will sometimes forsake the charm of fine manners, inspiring conversation, and perfect grace, to gaae upon a face that is strikingly pretty, and as strikingly empty. For the finest and most beautiful tribute to beauty anywhere to be found we must still go tj Shakespeare: "For where isany author in the world Ter.ches such beauty as a woman's eye? Front women's vyes this doctrine I derive: They !-pn:kl sin! the li.ht Foniothean fire; Tucy aret'r.e tool-;, the acts, the a'-a r.ies Xha. r-how,t';oiitali:s an 1 noi'rifh f.L "EarL l'wala' Blsfsursvlh ca tVomas. At a banquet of the Newspaper Cur respondents' Club, given at Washing ton, Saturday night; " Mark Twain," the humorous lecturer, responded as follows to a sentiment to woman : Mr. President : " I do not know why I should have been singled out to receive the greatest distinction of the evening for so the ofSco of replying to the toast to woman has been regard ed in evory age. Applause I do not know, why I have received this distinction, unless it be that I am a trifle less homely than the other mem bers cf the Club. But be this as it may, Mr. President, I am proud of the position, and you could not have chosen any one who would hsve accepted it more gladly or labored with a heartier good will to do the subject justice, than I. Because, sir, I love the sex. Laughter. I love all the women, sir irrespective of ago or color. Laugh ter.' Human intelligence cannot estimate what we owe to woman, sir. She sews on our buttons, laughter, she meuds our clothes, laughter, she ropes us iu at the church fairs she confides in us ; she tolls usjwhatever she cap find out about the little private affairs of the neighbors she gives us good ad vice and plenty of it she gives us a peice of her mind, sometimes and sometimes all of it she soothes our aching brows she bears our ehildren ours as a general thing. In all the re lations of life, sir, it is but just and a graceful tribute to woman to say of her that she is a brick. Great laugh ter. Wheresoever you place woman, sir in whatsoever position or estate she is an ornament to that place she occu pies, and a treasure to the world. Here Mr. Twain paused, looked in quiringly at his hearers and remarked that the applause should come in at this point. It came m. Mr. Twain resumed his eulogy. Look at the no ble names of history ! Look aV,Cle opatra ! look .at Dcsdemona! look at Florence Nightingale! look at Joan of Arc ! look at Lucretia Borgia ! Disapprobation expressed. "Well, said Mr. Twain scratching his head doubtfully, " supposa we let Lucretia slide Look at Joyce Ileth 1 look at Mother Eve ! Cries of "Oh!" "Oh !" You need not look at her unless you want to; but, said Mr. Twain reflec tively after a pause, Eve was orna mental. Sir particularly before the fashions changed ! I repeat sir, look at the illustrious names of history! Look at the Widow Machree ! look at Lucy Stone look at Elizabeth Cady Stanton! look at George Franois Train 1 TGreat laushter.i And. sir: I say it with a bowed head and deepest veneration, look at tra Metier of Washington ! she raised a boy that could notlie-coMcZnorZie Vpplause. But he never had any eance- Oh! Oh ! It might hre been different with him if he bd" belonged to a news- nnrvnr nnfvacnnnflftnt.'a olub. rLaUsh- ter. groans, hisses, cries o out.'' Mark looked ui I " 1 ' . v-vi,.f'-- . rut him .1 placidly upen his sua.edT excited au r. ugu re- T repeat, sir. t.s a -! :.evc: po or -e to has Eli ion you r.lno.: a 'vonaii --namt-nt to 'society, ';,; '- ; n.n.i,i. As a sweoaieaii. few esaala and no superiors Iaugh terj as a cousiu she is convenient; as -wealthy grandmother, with an incur able distamper, she is precious; as a wet nurse she has no equal among men! TLaushter. What, sir, would the people of the earth be without woman ? They would be scarce, sir almighty scarce ! Then let us cherish her, let us protect her, iet us give her our sup port, our encouragement, our sympa- , ' NUMBER 8. thy, ourselves, if we. get a ft .Qilrrhfpr 1 chanos. rt,?t wtino- aside. Mr. President, woman is loveable, am;, heart, beautiful-worthy f aH I t n M(Mm nf all defference. JNot 1 --"v j a ' kind of ui an caiuwu., - .... , I,. 1 any nere wuiiv . ----- - 1 : 1 1 MAttiaA tA 11 r 1 11 ik. 11121 uciftiku 1 m . K ner ueuim right cordially in uus for each and every one of us has per sonally known, and loved, and hnor ed, the verv best one of them all his 1- hc ror. 1 own mother. I Applause. j 1 Beit Strange Case. fFrom the La Crosse Democrat. k 1 . a. -! 4-n.a via frnm correspondent wr.- terloo, Iowa asking if we know ot one Udgar Uurnbam, and ot nis nwy. m o uu. Ana as ip is a ewaubv, -. one, known to hundreds, we give it iu tho Democrat as it is, that we may cor- rccv?ome errors tboiso who .1 sRcafc 01 him hare ku into. Eight jea "au???CX y !r . at?iUWauK cu iu laisotato an eaitar namea row- ell M.M..rf.4-:(i.m.:-MM. . - . ' 7 ' O l 1 we think, lie is, unless he has quit it lately. In 18G2 Powell was married to a Miss Ellep Burnham, of Broadhead, Wisconsin, after a courtship of some , - -. - u J LI.Il W1LII A I Hi it . 1 u IiaUlft I months. Miss Burnham sparents were old residents of Broadhead, and of high respectability. The daughter taught music, had a large number of pupils and wa3 very attractive. Powell lived with her as a husband two years, ehe being all that time a good wife in all respects, presenting him with but one child. At the expiration of two years, when about twenty-one years of age, Mrs. Powell's voice changed, she grew light whiskers, and gradually changed her sex, developing into a man, in all respects as if nature, anxious for a freak, bad turned a portion of herself wrongsiae out The husband and wife separated when the wife became a man, and Mrs Ellen Powell took the name cf Edgar Burnham donned male attire, soug ht and obta'ned employment as a clerk in Chicago; aud lived a single yonng man for one year. During this time he fell in love with a neiee cf Senator Morgan, of New York, but did not marry her for reasons not pertinent to thi3 article. But about the end of the year he did marry a young lady of Broadhead, u is., Mi?s Oeria .t-verett who was a music pupil of his when he was a Miss Ellen Burnham, over three years previous to the marriage. This second marriage was about two years ago. Soon after this marriage "EJgar" Burnham and wife removed to Waterloo, Iowa, where they now reside or did not long since. The former girl is now a man, the former wife is now a husband, the for mer mother is now a father, the former young lady teacher of a young lady is now that' ycuug lady's husband! j Truth is indeed stranger than fiction, and the above simple statement of facts borders so upon the marvellous we could not believe it did we not person ally know nearly all tho parties. A.nv one can be convincod, by writ ing to the parties in either of the places we have named, of the full and entire tiu h of this most wonderful transform ation, which puzzles not only the med ical but the entire scientific world, and which fact appears now for the first time ia print though the particulars have long been kuown to us and to many other newspaper men and promi nent citizens of this State, as to nearly all the citizens of Broadhead, where the parties so long resided. The following is not by any means the worst story which we have heard for a week ; Shan 1 liiTE J1E.' There was a fellow in a certain neighborhood in Arkansas, who was strongly suspected of sheepstealing. There were a good many cases of the mysterious uisap pearance of choice mutton from the flocks of the planters which wore traced to his door ; but being a very wild and ingenious chap, he generally suc ceeded in proving an alibi, or some other defense, which reduced the charge to a mere suspicion. At last, howver a planter riding through tho woods perceived the suspected sheep thief stealing from the woods, and, after looking around to see that no one was near, walked up to a lock of sheep aud deliberately knocked over the lar gest and fattest. At this moment the planter rode up and confronting the thiet, exclaimed : 'Now, sir, I have got you! Yc can't get off, you are caught in te act!' 'What act V indignantly icuiffid the thief. ' Sheep stealin,' was the confident reply. ' Sir, you had better mind bow you charga a respeptable Aiceriian citizen with such crime as sheep-stealing!' re plied the gentleman with tho penchant for mutton. Now, will you deny that I saw you kill that sheep V 'No, sir,' was the prompt answer, 'I did kill him, and I'd do it again. I'll kill anybody 's sheep that bites me as 1 go peaceably along the road !" "Betsey, ray dear," said Stubbs. giving his wife a damaged pair of un- :itionables. '-nave the eoodnrsn t.n Mead these trowsers; it will be asgooc us going to the play to-morrow night.' d Mrs. S. took her needle but oonfossinc she could not sea the point, remarked, 'How so?' 'Why, my dear, you will see the wonderful Ravels in the panto-mine.' Mrs. S. finished the job and handing back the unmentionables, said to S. 'that's darned good. . m 1 " Nigger, who am de fuss man dat introduced salt perwishuns into the navy ?" " Dar, now, you's too hard for this colored individual." "It was Noah, nigger, wheo he took Ham 00 boayd hia ark." The Tarboro' Sntncrncrt A Medium for Easiness Communication Treaenting facilities aud inducements un- surpassed by reason of ft location id the" finest Agricultural spefioh bl theSoutb, Ths oombernee will insert avt:rii-,!euieiits rep-: rcacimng business or reapectaoiUtJ. onra ter and standing, ui the following' 'rates for any epecihed time not less than ef montu One square one ycar, .'. . . $li 00 : Une-Fourth Column one vear,. i ; .. . : 50 00 une-Half Column yo 00 One Column one year......".. 130 00, transient advertisements are charged One Dollar per square of one inch for tli nrst, and &eVenty-f'ive cants for each suK sequent 'insertion The Liar. "The wretch that has often deceived.'' Though truth he speaks is ne'er believed." what a man could gain by uttorin5 iUwIiJoa., ' ha ' ipSIf "Xot to f4 ,. , ', , .. ... . , i ii ueu nnsioiie was once asiteu, oieuuuu wuen ne sup 1 ten tne truta m, , , ,.., . .1 it'" xhe character ot a liar w at once Q hateful and contemn'tibla. that from the violation of truth they should h r- 1 - ' . 1 restrained by their pride." "Alini; every "other vice that disgraces huniarj nature may be kept in countenance by applause and association. Th ard, and only the liar, ia inyariapjj and universally despised, aDanqon and disowned; he baa no domestic coQ: solafcions whi4 h tQ t- cen8Ure of mankind; he cap retio ' to rraternitv where . his Crimea mav . . . of tirtueB. ft . of the 1. ritude Without friend and without 3 pccuH ton of falsehoad. to'be equally de? and bra'd: "The : c- tk.. Ti.-r.' devils," says Sir Ihomas Brown, do not tell lies of one another: for. truth fis necessary to all flooiefcies,' por can the society of hell 'subsist without it.'? The late Archduke Mazimil: ian. The New York correspondent of the Waterford Mail mentions' 'the following curious rumor. 'The letter is dated Dec. 6: "Admiral Aflgetvon;, of the Austrain navy, is now cnroiiie) for home, with what ho believe to bo the body, of the unlortuoato Ilaxi: milian. My connection with the Mexl ean agents in this country forbids my entering into minut'ue, but I can as sert that the remains which will be honored by Austria are not those of the ill fated scicp of the $Plwe of Hapsburg, but of Hanwrp, a noted, bandit and guerilla, who in life WW pot unlike poor Maximilian. The latter ia pining in an obscure dungeon in Queretara, fed wih felon's food, anJ awaiting the welcome arrival of death. The night before his supposed exeptt tion, Juarez, uncertain of hjsown bhi cess in seeking the Presidency, and perhaps unwilling to imbrue his hands in royal Wood, had the noble captive conveyed by stealth to a secret den, and substituted in his stead the ruffiaj Hamerp, hoping, had he not succeed ed in his political aspirations, to have made a fortune by delivering him eafor ly to Austria. A Horrible FRAUD.-r-The St. Louis correspondent cf the Cincinnati Enquirer says : I here is uo telling the ways that 1 f a men, greedy lor gain, win not avail themselves of to advance their fortunes, especially during and since the war, is men have been found willing and anx ious to sell soul and conscience for p. little filthy lucre. A few days, sicca an accident occcurrca which very forr cibly illustrates this. An Irishman was employed to dig up and remoye some of the bodies of Uuion foldiers iu the Wesleyan Cemetery of this city. In liftiug tho cofhus lie thought they seemed unusually hollow in their aouu'l and opening some of them fund that no bodies bad ever been placed in them at all, nothing hut planks or square blocks of wood. The mystery to the loosest Hibernian was great, but when it was told him that Union soldiers were buried by .contract, the underta ker receiving so much per eoH)Q, and that the bodies could be sold at a hand some profit to some medical college the doubt was at once jrjmover1, and the avenue to a large fortune im mediately disclosed. This was only one of tho ways that the war made mta rich. Here is the best and most sober thing that " Brick" Fomeroy ever said. We find it in a Latter written to tho Southern Opinion : "We are fighting Republicanism lit the North ; wo ask you of the South to keep still to sudure but not en dorse tho power tfcat would murder you and rob us. haws W Demo crats as people no Juitter words for the past. W c are working for the fnturc, as our forefathers did. We ask you to raise corn tusteai of cotton. We ask you to endure, to live poor, to support your families, to honor your dead, to obey such laws as are in force, till the coming sense of the land wilj do away illegal ones apd make better 3nea. We ask you to raise for consump tion more than for export. If you, send nothing to New England ejfeept negro paupers she will soon let yo alone. I would, if I bad the power, blast your cotton crop fbr the next five years, till the hum of the cotton mills of New England had stilled, and till her voice wbs one of supplication for fibre to make her machinery profit? able. Posing a Pedagogue. " Sally l ones, have yon dona that sum 1 set you?" "No thir, I can't do it."-, "Can't do it ? I'm ashamed of you. Why, at your age I could do any sum that was set mo. I hats that word cau't ! for thero is no sum that can't be done, I tall you." " I thick, thir that I know a thuni you can't thier out." " Ha!! well Sally, let's hear it." " It ith thith thir :-If one apple cauthed tho ruin of the whole human rath, how many thntch will it take to make a barrel of thidcr, thir 1" " Miss Sally Jones, you may return to your parsing lesson." Yeth thir." -' SJ 1 Breathes there a man with 60ul so dead, who never to himself hath said, I will my county paper take. both for my own and family's sake f If such there be, let him repent, and have the paper to him sent; and if he woujd, pats a happy winter, he ia advance should pay the printer.