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The I'arboro' Southerner.
f xtt & 2!nlepcttilc at 'amUjj gotmta JTBLISIIED EVERY THURSDAY M0RN1MJ BY WM. EIG3S, Editor and Proprietor. Thk Souihkrnsr is one of the ohlestaud latest Journals in North Carolina, and a one jf the institutions of the Country and t ie orsrau ot Edgecombe Cotmtv.rts conduc tor will strive to direct it in the "intersot of the State and Country at large, and he wil Kpare no pains to make it a tit representative oi the section trom which it emenates. The subscription price is Three DoIIari year ; Two Dollars for Six Month. and must be paid invariably in adtanck. Money may in all cases be bent by mail, at the risk ofthe t ubhsber. PROFESSION AC TO THE AFFLICTED. THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE TO THE public at larjre and partfc-flatly the afflieted, that I have re oveI trom the Drnsr Store to the flice near my Re.si dence, where I can always be found, when not professionally engaged. Orders left at my house will receive prompt attention. feb. 15-tf. A. n. MACNAIR, Md. DR. L. T. FUQUA, Office, Opposite the Court House, Tarboro. Having discontinued my visits to Weldon, I shall confine myself to this place, where I may be found prepared to render profes sional services in ail its branches. Office hours, 9 a.m. to I p.m., and 2 top o'clock p.m. , , Jaa. 4-tf . " TIIOS. R. OWEN, Jr.. Attorney at Law TARBORO. N. C. O FFICE IN THE COCKT HOUSE Opposite Registers Office. an. 31. tf George Howard. John M. Perry. HOWARD PERRY, ATTOKXKYS AT LAW, Tarboro, NO. OF F I C E NEAR METHODIST Church will be regularly open du ring business hours. CtttcciT Edgecombe, n ilson, Pitt and Carteret Counties. aug 17-tf B. II. Bess, Rocky M 'lint, N.C. Siml. T. Williams, Battleboro, N C. BITXN & WILLIAMS, AUorucys at L.aw. OFFICES: Rocky Mount, Battleboro and Nashville. Office at Rocky Mount open at all times, at Battleboro on Friday and Saturdays, and at NashvMle on Mondays. Business letters should be addressed to the firm at Rocky Mount. CIRCUIT: Nash, Edgecombe, Ealifax and Vil-on iCjJClaims collected in any part of North Carolina. L3Piactice In the Supreme and Fed ernl Courts. Jan. 4, 172. WALTER CLAKK. J. M. MCLLEX. CLARK & MULLEN, Attorneys at Law, HALIFAX, N. C. Practice in all the Courts of Hali ax, North ampton. Edgecombe and Martin Counties. In the Supreme Court of North Carolina, and m the Federal Courts. Collections made in any part of North Carolina. N. B. One of the Firm will attend at Office in Scotland Neck on Jia'nrday of every week. march 7-1 year. XO II FOLK. GREAT ATTRACTION I Watches, Jewelry, Silver PLATED WARE, AT J. M. Freeman & Sons, Old Established Store of IS3I, No. 29, Corner Main and Talbot Sts., NORFOLK, FA. The Subscriber respectfully calls the attention of the purchasing couituuuitv and visitors generally, to his stock ot Goods, consisting of Fine Gold Hunting Case Levers, of European and American make,for Gentleaien A Ladies. Hunting Silver Levers, of American and Swiss make. Gold Leontine and Chatelaine Chains and Pins Gent's Gold Vest Chains, Gold Rings. Carbuncle, Garnet, Ruby Pearl, and all Gold Ear Rings and Rins in setts. Diamond Rings Gent's Seal Rings, an exquis ite assortment 18 Kara Plain Gold icings, - suitable for Engagement and Wedding Rings. Garnet Ruby and Pearl Rings Ladies' Gold Pins in every variety. Gold Sleeve and Bosom Buttons of evory style. Ice Pitchers, Castors, and a general assort ment of FINE PLATED WARE. With a general assortment of Goods usnallv kept in a Jewrlry Store, all of which are offered for sale at as low pbices as any store is the CITY. - FINE WATCHES, CLOCKS and JEW ELRY carefullv repaired and warranted. J. M. FREEMAN A SONS, At Cor. Main & Talbot Sts., Norfolk, Va. July 14. 1370. 32-tf JAMES E. CLARK, "Wilson, N. C. i wTrrr GWATHMEY BROS. & CO. COMMISSION MERCHANTS, Box 29J. NORFOLK. Va. W. W. GWATHMEY & CO. COMMISSION MERCHANTS, Box 5274. 79 Water st., NEW YORK ' Consignments of Cotton, Naval Stores, Ac, solicited. Liberal advances on consignments. Sept. 14. 41-9m. , . OHN B WFX1TKHRAD SMITH Jf BRICKHOUSE WHITEHEAD & BRICKHOUSE, WHOLKSW.E D ALKld IN SHOTS, SHOES, HIS & TRBJKS. . Nob. 40 and 42 Iron Front, WEST SIDE OFMARKKT SiUAIf:, , Herman & Co's Old Stand. Norfolk, Va. Jnlr 13- 3t.iv ESTABLISHED 1847. P. GREENWOOD. FRED. OREKSWOOT. C F. GREENWOOD & BRO., ; .4 DEALERS IN Diamonds. Fine Watehas, Jewelry, Silver Ware, Clocks, ENGAGEMENT & WEDDING RINGS No. 47 Main Rtrekt, NORFOLK, VA. '''pecial attention driven to the repair. in rf Watches. Clor-ks ar.d Jewelry. Ftne ICT!.1 Jew tlry made to order fH 14 frif 1 - 1 -g-ggiatji vumac mi . fWf'lir . -jgj . 3 'fij StW"""" Tlic Tariioro' Scctttornt-rl I1 1 1 JH J jp I I IIJ 1 J J ' Jflfff I j I IWW pfl AnYj"TisjNgR"r p J 3 j l S ) t- - 1 -. , : ...... U Lo. J k I - I " I - VOLUME XLTIII SiORFOLH. UOFFLIN L CO., AND DEAIiEUSIIf Gents' Furnishing Goods, &c. ITo. 53 ain st., Norfolk, Va. March 2, 1871. 13-tf At WRENS, Nos. 24 and. 26 Uuon Street, Norfolk Va. ATANUFACTUUER AND DEAL- er in CARRIAGES, BUGGIES, SUL KIES, HARNESS, SADDLES, C JL.lA.It3, Hamcs, Whips. Horse Clothing, Ac. Farm Wagons, Carts, Cart Whecla stid AxleO 3"iUsrers to 0. C. Laaser, Tarboro, iN. C.-fc July IS. . 31-ly L. Berkley. J. A. Yancey. Sam. HoJges. BERKLEY, TANCEI & HODGES, Boots, Shoes & Hats, AT WHOLESALE, Nos. 84 & 86 Wide Water St., AND 13 & 15 ELIZABETH ST. Norfolk, Va. K3 No goods said, under any circumstan ces, except to Merchants. aug. 3-ly w. b. hudgins & co.; IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN Ilavdwarc, Cullcvy, &c, No. 35 Market Square, NORFOKK, Va. TNVITE THE ATTENTION OF J- Merchants to their large and complete Stock of Hardware, L'utlory, Guns., ic, and wil cheerfully duplicate any -Northern Bui. sept, li-iy. TAYLOR, MARTIN & CO.. DEALERS IN Hardware, Cutlerv, h.Il IRON AND STEEL, WAGON MATERIAL, B K LT 1 NO A N ) PACK J N 1, House Furnishing Goods, &c, Circular Front, corner of M.iin street and Market Squ ire, Norfolk, Va. Nails M Fiictory Prices. Trace Chains, Weed, Hilling and Grub Hoes, Horse Col lars nnd flames. Axes, Fiws, &c, &c The trad! supplied at Northern prices 26-tf DAXCY, nYMAN & CO. GENEltAL Commission Merchants 2so. 142 1'carl street, NEVYOHK. UYMANS & DANCY, GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANT No. 47 Wide Water Street, (Rear of Custom House, 1 NORFOLK, VA. September 20th 1667. TMv Stonewall FERTILIZIaU. O1 RT)ER FOR THIS CELEBRATED Fertilizer "ill be promptly tilled by addies'.!!; the A.entj R. & II. CUAMBERLAINE, CommUsion Merc-, ants, - Chamberlaine's Wharf. Feb. 29 tr. Norfolk, v a.. . IV EW YORK. A. T. BRUCE & CO., COTTON FACTORS, AND GENERAL Commission Merchants 166 Pearl Street. New York. LIBERAL CASn ADVANCES ON Consign-rnens. Shipments covered by insurance when placed on Can or Vessel. June 10. 2S-tf Studwell Brothers, 17 Murray Street, TXT e "W "3LT o 3? id., Manufacturers and Jobbers of BOOTS i SHOES FOR SOUTHERN TRADE. Have a complete stock in all lines Inf-Ud-ing their pnpulir Cranite Slate Bals., Kip Plow Sboec, and Women's Peb. Bala. Orders solicited and carefully filled at lowest market r. tes. J. E. MOOSE, Salesman. AM SOUTHERN MAN, OF rETURSllUKGII. ROWXETT & TANNOR COMMISSION MERCHANTS, Nos. .94 Si 96 Sjcaniore Street, Petersburg, Va. John rowlett, ; ' n. m. takkob, j. a. jackson, Sep. t7. ly Fall ant- Winter 1871. JAMES, WRIGHT & CO., WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN DRY G() QDS SMAllWARES AND NOTIONS: ; HEAD QUARTERS FOR Dress Goods, Shawls, Blankets, Carpeting aud other House keepiug Goods. No. 1 13 Sycamore Street, Petersburg, Va. Sept. 7 ESTABLISHED 1830. itOBTv A. MARTIK. ROBT. HILL' ROBT. A. MARTIN & CO., GROCERS ANE COMMISSION MERCHANTS, No. 2 Iron Froct, Petersburg, Va. FAITHFUL I'KRSONAL AT tuntion given to the sale of Cotton, To bacco, Wheat, Corn, Ac. 3 Orders tilled for Goods at reasonable prices for Cash or short time to rei 'sible, punctual customers. Ju T. U. GRIFFIN, Rocky Mount, Agt. ESTABLISHED R. D. MCILWAUfE, 8. 8. BKIDGKBS, KSWAKD OBAHAM. FBAKK POnS. McILWAINE & CO. WHOLESALE GROCERS AND . .. " Commission Merchants, Petersburg', Va. LIBERAL CASH ADVANES C MADE ON all consignments of Cotton. oct 13-tf CIIAS. M. WALSH, 118 and 120 Sycamore Street, PETERSBURG, VA. MANUFACTURER OF Monuments and Grave Stones Oi' Every Description. MANTLES, kC. f. C. LWIEB, Agrnt. sep 7-ly MRS. A. B. JONES, iiiray ii mmim id. FOR S PI1I.XC AXI) SUMMER 1872 TO MY LADY CUSTOMERS OF IRGINIA, .NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA : Your trade with me is increasing. I shall do all I can to please by the best and latest styles of Coni'st'ng of BONNETS. II ATS. RIB HONS, SILKS, LACES, ETC., ETC., WHITE & COLORED CREEPES, FRENCH FLOWERS, STRAW TRIMMINGS, , STRAW .GOODS, all of latest importation. DRESS MAKING in all its branches, executed at short notice. And will here asK my lady mends, that for Wedincr and Party occasions, to give me a reasonable time to make the outfit. In filling orders I will express thorn to the nearest point; and if. requested will furnish Dress tioods, .mmm'ncs, etc., etc. rresn Muiinerv. every few days during Spring and Sumniej. Coronets, vreatns, etc., lurmshed at short notice, uraers solicited. Mrs. A ,B. JONES, 82J Syca .ore St., Opposite Iron Front, ap. 11-tf. ... Petersburg, Va.; MISCELI.AXi:Ol7S. JOHN MYERS SON, Coriimission Merchants Receiving and Forwarding AGENTS. WASHINGTON, N. C. pril 4th. 1867. 18-tf The Wilson Collegiate Institute, FOR BOTH SEXES. STRICTLY NON-SECTARIAN. THE SCHOOL KEPT A.? A WELL ItEG nlatcd, high-toned family. Able, experi enced, and faithful teachers. Practicalness, thoroughness, and mod rnuess our mottoes. The physical, intellectual and moral nature of our pupils harmoniously developed. Tuition $i, $5 and 6; Music, $4; and Board, of either sex, (including everything), $15 per month. ' SYLVESTER HASSELL, A.M., mar. 7-3m Priocital J. E. DENS, MANL'FACTURKR. OK Sash, Blinds, Doors, Mouldings, Brackets, Scroll Work of all Kinds, at Northern Prices. Planing and Sawi?g Done to Order Corner Washington a?d King Streets. Portsmouth, Va. Refers tuC C. Lanier, Tarboro, N. C. Julj IS. 31 ly SOUTHERN TARBORO y EDGECOMBE COUNTS, NORTH CAROLINA, ADTEHTISEJIEXTS. JAMES M. wiinraEY, Gommission Merchant AND DEALER IN FINE FMILI GR0CEME Main Street, Store lately occupied by Has constantly on sugars Teas and Coffees; Patapseo, Ashland, Family and other brands of Flour. Bacon, Mess & Rump Pork. Sugar House Syrup, New Orleans Molasses, and feoldeii JJnp byrup. A JNo. 1 Cider Vinegar. Butter. Eng lish Daiiy. Cheese, Pine Apple Do., and Swiss Cheese. Prunes, Barley, Split Peas, Vermicelli, Maccaroni, ( ho colate. Lorillard's, Miller's and Railroad Snuff and Tobacco. Fresh Cracke Tongues and Dried Beef. articles to be found in a Store. Orders, for .Doors, Sash and Blinds promptly filled at Manufacturer's Prices. Feb 8. 1872 BALTIMORE. 12. SPRirpi. 1812. CROQUET. Complete aets st $3.00. $4.00, $5.00, $6.00 $7.00, f S.00 to $20.00 a set. FISHING- TACKLE. Rods, Hooks, Lines and Baskets. BASE BALLS. All the Leading kinds at Kedjced Frices, GUNS. Doublo and Single Barrel Guns. PISTOLS. The Topular and approved kinds. AMMUNITION Of every description. N. B. All of our Croquet excepting the $3 s-t. have Bradley's I'atent Sockets for .the Bridges, a gn at addition. Dealers in SporUmeii's Goods and others interested should sendfor our Price List of Juititud Fishing Hods, the best and cheapest Goods in the Market. P0ULTNEY, TRIMBLE, & CO., 200 W. Baltimore Strett, T3aitimore, Maryland. March 6-ly JOFPlI VV. JENKINS, R. H. KVDKR of Balttmot. f-ate of Tarboro, N. C Joseph W. Jenkins & Co., Commission Merchants, 28 AM 30 FREDERICK STREET, BALTIMORE. QOI.ICITS CONSIGNMENTS .OF O Cotton, Naval Stores, and all other Pro ducts. All orders fhf B8g;in,Rope, Bacon and other supplies promptly filled. Will make liberal Cash advanc? on all consignments. March 23. 16 -H SIXTY-FIVE FIRST PRIZE MEDALS AWARDED. ri TT i; r ii i Tl I IT I IV WAT ? W 9VU riauv KANUFACT0KT. MA"NCFACTCRKR3 OF GRAND, QUAKE & UPRIGHT PiaHo Fortes, BALTIMORE, Mfl. Those Instruments have been beforo the Publio for Thirty years, and upon their excel lence aioce attained and unpurchased pre eminence,; hich pronounce them nnequaled, in TONJI, , TOUGH, WORKMANSHIP And DURABILITY. S- All onr SQUARE PIANOS have our New Improved Overstrung Scala and the AGRAFFE TREBLE. tar Wo would call special attention to our late Patented Improvements in GRAND PIANOS and SQUARE ; GRANDS, found in no other Pis no, which bring the Piano nearer I'eriection than has yet been attained. Every Piano fully Warranted FIVE YCARS. for gf We are by special arrangement enabled to furnish PARLOR ORGANS and MELO DEONS of the most celebrated makers, Wholesalejind Retail at lowest Factory Prices. Illustrated Catalogue and Pries lists prompth furnished on application to WM. KNABE & CO., Baltimore, Md. ' i ony of our regular established agencioa. Water Mill GeariniShafiinPulIeys CWater wheel - l. , ' " - - ... i I -1 "". "U J UU Mill PllINCIPLES.--,Teffer9on Davis, i N. M. LAWRENCE. hand a fall line of .'S; Smoked Salmon, Bee I Suar Cured Hams, and nil first-class Family Grocery 9 fm TARBORO. HUSSEY BROS. & CO., CMMEE HiimtTIHIlS TARBORO, Xf. C. Special Attention paid to Repairing J6l. 2'i-tf TO THE BTILDIXG FUBLIC. jQtek I Kespectfnlly arini'iince that 1 ljS Mil now prepared w:h a com jp&3s JL IK''etf!it nunibrr f assistants to pSfcS'""f' raet for and build ovj-rv k nd 11ULT.E, or anvthing else in the Ca'penters ljne. I would a!o av to tle Farmers of tb Coun'y that I have made everv tseressary arranem -nt to construct everything of needed upon a plantation," from a GIN SCltEW to a IM)K HELVE. Persons iuirustins business into my hands may be assured tbat it will be at tended to with the utmost I romptness and fi'lpljty.. ,! I have in my emplov a str ng force ot Erst class Carpent.-rs. All citizens of the county are respect nlly requested to give me a cl ance before ontracting elsewhere. Apply to me at Tarboro. . C. ly JOHN C. DAN'C V , (Cold") TKUItELL & II ISO. HAVr. OPENED ON MAIN ST, NEAR THE BRIDGE A Family Grocery Store where they will always be glad to furnish their friends and the public with such Groceries as they may desire. L. C. TLiatELL. G. T. TERRELL. feb i;:-t C. C. LANIER, AO EXT FOR MESSRS. IIRDY & BROTHERS, Commission Merchants, Baltimore, Md ?ori . STIEFF'S PIANO, "WALSH'S TOMB STONES. THE "TAYLOR" GIN FISH GUANO, "COTTON .FOOD," CAItO UANO AND AGKIClTITUKAr, A Specialty. Tarboro, N. C Jan. 11-tf. Still Alive and Kicking. T0U DON'T BELEIFE IT? EH! Then call down at rav ON MAIXSTUEKT, Where you will always find me sui plied with the very best FAMILY GROCERIES, which I sell at the lowest C1SH PBICES, My Bar contain the Purest Kinds of LIQUORS, And the Choicest Brauds of CIGARS. The highest Cash Price.8 .will be paid for Hides, Beeswax, Sheep Skins, &c. A Cordial invitation is extended one and all. A. B. ItOANE. Tarbory, April 11, 1871, 1 yr. MONUMENTS, HEAD-STONES, &c. Of Marble, Granite. Brown-Stone and Scotch Granite. Also, Marble Mantles, Farniture, And Planibers' Slilis Furnislied to order. E. B. PRICE, No. S Mechanic St. ' Norwalk, Conn. ORREN WILLIAMS, Azent, ApriH-ly. Twboro, N.C. APRIL 25, 1872? The Tarboro' Southerner. Thursday, April 25, 1S72. For the Southerner. A Monument to Lee. The following paragraph wo clip fioni a paper: ''The Southern States have raised 811,000 to build a mouunient to General It. E. Le." This is a most beggarly sum. $11,000 to be contributed tor the pur pose of erecting a, .mooaroSTit to the greatest soldier and patriot of oar land ia really a contemptible affair. Why, one Yankee would give ten times that sum to buy Grant a house, or to se Uare th re-election of the meanest in tellect and the corruptit politician who ever sat id the; Presidential Chair. The South is, indeed, poor, but it is surely able to manifest a larger liberality and a nobler appreci ation of departed preatness. Has ".latitude for he.oie services, aduiira tioii lor txhibitioDs of the highest traits 0 the soldier and freeuiaD, veneration (or the ? od, love for the grandest character that has appeared up to this time on this Continmt, faded ou in the few troublous years that have pas sed since the war ended? lud A this ah iy31 1 ,0(10, how much of it whs ylceii (y iorth Carolinians? Who knows? Uhowuliel! It is to be hopjed, that the State that gave more men in proportion than avy other to the noble cause in which Lee displayed his truii.sueudent gilts as a foldier, aud the failure of which, broke his jrreat, loviuj' heart cor cor,,um will nut now refuse to give what die can in her poverty and affliction. ..Within a lew days, from the beautiful city of bidinburjr, in Scotland,- have come words of the heartie-t admiration f'orJ the character and genius of the great Confederate leader. ackwoots Magazine, the oldest, ablest, mo.-t fluent ial of ail ihe monthlies in tlu World, pronouuc ieucrul Lee the greatest man evei burn ou the American Contiiiet. ani one of the three greatest commanders of the E iiish sreakin .world. Maklboruu(jh; Wellington; Lee- itus is the immortal three, accorditi" to -M-a." When Europe begins-to lift the voice oi prai.-e over the immortal lead er of the Confederate hosts, shall our Southern N ol e bit d'scengolate over 1 he new mide grave, aud in stlenee reiui-e to weave a fittiug garland lor tue uead soldier ot JSoutliland.'1 ii-... lie will, however, I eed no neglect, if mgiect there ho. That form tha l'eil into tbe alabaster arms of death." n i yet one ana a nair years ago, is rad'aut with immortality; that brow, that w eu last looked upon by loving eyes all wet with tear?,-was so coJd, so chilling, now wears a diadem of !ory in the bright, beautiful world above Will our Boys in Gray not contribute a tone to the monu ment to bereand ovi-r him that illus trated our smis. lead our forces, au lave eternal lustre to the name Virojnian, and now has 'rone forward " "Forth trom its seaboard, pure and blight' Flashed Ihe srd of Lee!" ' Never 1 and Waved swo'd horn stain as fr e, N' r purer sword led braver hand, N"i- braver bird for a brighter land, N' r brighter land, bad a cause so grand, Nor cause, a dde like Lee! ,Ti8 sbrotiiled now in its sheath anin, It sleeps the sleep of our nobie s a'n, Defeated, vet wiMioiit a stain, Proudly and peacefully,"' Whom Do Great M en Marry- Women, of course Hut they show the aiue diver-iiy of tate that is een !n the lower ranks, and. or, the whole, make -worse mis'akes. They however, how the pani sense choooiug wives that they show in managing otni people's affairs, whether that be gooi or bad. s Uobert Burun married a farm girl with whom he fell in love while the worked to-rether in the plowfield. Ue was meuuiar in his lifi. and commit ted the most serious mistakes in cou ducting his domestic affairs. Miltoo niarr.ed the daughter of a country squire, but lived with her but a.shcit titLe. lie was an austere exacliiu literary rec'use while she was a reckless country lass, that could not endure the restraint imposed upou her ; so they separated Subsequei.tly, how' ever, i-he returuetl, and they lived tol erably happy. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were c usin. aud about the only exam ple in the long lino of English mon archs wherein the m irit.aL- vows were sacredly observed, aud sincere affection existed. Shakespeare, loved and wed a fair mer s dau hter She was faithful to her vows but we could hardly say the same of the, great himself. Like most i f the great poets he showed too little discrimination in bestowing his affeci iot b on i ho other sex. Byron married Mis? Millbaud to tret money to pay his debts. It turned out a bad aMlt. Betijamin Fnnklin m rricd the girl who stood in her father's door iau".. hiogathuuas he wandered thnuti the street of Philadelphia, with rods of bread under his arms, and his pock ets filled with dirty clothes. She had occasion to be happy when she found herself the wile of such a gicat and g ind man. Washington married a wtman with two children. It h enough to gay lb. ;t she was woithypf hira. and thev lived as married harmony. folks should iu pei feet J. hn Adams married the dauhttr f . a 1 r sbvterian clertrvmao. Her fa her objected ou eocouot of jobo's j-O NUMBER 19 being a lawyer be had a bad opin of the morals of t he profession. John Howard, the great philantrop ', married his nurse. : She was al altogether beneath him ia socLl life and intellectual capacity, and, besides mis, was Dlty-two years old, while he was out twetity-nve. Ho would not take "fro" for an answer, and thev were married and lived happily together untu sne died, which occurred two yeais afterwards. Civel Service Reform An Ex ecutive Order. There is nothiug that more strong ly marks the treqication into which the Grant faction baa been thrown by the increasing strength of the Liberal Reform movement, than the "Execu live oruer, puoiisuea this mornin' .: j i ... anuounciDg that the president has ad opted the reccommendation of the Com missioners for a reform of the civil sers vice, and that the rules and regulations drawn up by them will be enforced as rapidly as the proper arrangements can be mada. Here after, we are told, the utmost fidelity and diligence will be expected of all officers in every branch of the public service. Political assess ment are forbidden within the various Depcri merits, atd honesty and efficien cy, and not political activ.ty, are hence forth to deternine the tenure of office It is a pretty piece of clap trap; but it comes too late. If the Liberal Re publiian had not made Civil Service Reform one of the most prominent planks of their platform of principles, ihe 'Executive order, enforcing the new rules and prohibiting political asveEsmct, woild 'never have been put -fo.th to gull the public. It can? ot be forgoit n that no later than iast tuuimer Secretary Cox was con straiued by On. Grant to vacate the Dcparineut'uf the Interior for no oth er reason than that be wou a not per mit political assessments to be made upon his subordinate officials. Are we now to believe that General Grant is sincerely in lavor of reforming those abuses which Cox was relegated to private li e for declining to counte nance and uphold? The best answer toahis quistion is to be found in that part of Mr. Trumbull's speech at the Cooper Institute, on this particular subject He then pointed out the sig nificant fact that, whilst General Grant piolessed to be desirous of a reform in the civil service, all the opposition to the measure came from these Sena tors and Congressmen who claimed to be his devoted adherents and certain ly ettjoy-iiis confidence! ' It was but last week that they cut down the ap propi iation fir effecting the proposed reform, from fiity thousand dollars to ten thousand; for the express purpose of reuderin;- it inoperative. Baltic move (Jaztite, Dolly Vardens. If husbands are to be -ni-Hken in 'Dolly Varde i" dresses, as was an un fortunate husband in Philadelphia, the sooner the lashion re sooelched the better will it be for the peace of society. The husband in question oue night mised from the supper table his wife Matildi, and inquired of his little boy whither had she gone, and jut at that moment th : dining room door opet ed and a lady entered. The husband 0 iserved a wiid look ib her eye, and also noticed that she was attired iu Si outlandish, style, having on, as he sayn. a dress with sunflowers, auu cabbages rod pumpkins worked all over it and a lot of snakes squirming around for a back ground. Rising, the man said, "Madam, whom do you wish to see?" and then said, aside, ' Poor thing she's crazy." That last remark settled the business for him, as the weird female made a bolt aud tightly grasped bis Adam's apple and choked him until his face assumed the color of a banner of the Commune. After she had enjoyed a surfeit of choking her husband she Hopped into a chair, arid with tears coursing each other down her cheeks, exclaimed ' That I should ever live to hear my husband say that I was crazy.' This amused the husband, and eleva'.iD" him-elfto his fall proportions, said: "You can't blame me, Madam, for supposing you an insane woman, and uow that 1 know you a e really the mother of 'heso interesting enddren, will you have the kindness to retire to the sanctity of your chamber aud pel yourself of that piece of furniture chints, or wndow curtain, or whatever it is you call it." Window curtain, rhiniz!" cnid t'-.r -pouse; why it's y. a t' at's out of your head. That's a Doily Vntden, and a very pretty pattern, too." "Mad am'treplied the husbond, ''we may be out oi our hjad, but if ti:tt s a D'lly Vardeu we are moat d.-cidi-' ly out of pocket. Why it looks like a circus dres-i, and the idea of a wouian at your time ol life " "My time of life!" "Yes, your time of lire. The next thing, I suppose, you will be practiciu the t ap ze aot in the backyard Why it is enough to give a man the delirium tremens to look at it. Who ever saw such a pat! ern? It's flash wall paper ruu mad. You look exaeih like some Japanese tea sic.n. And mw j.Jgi bounce out here with that Feej battle flag, or jou'U ftare the baby to death." J There was an ornin as pause for u moment, and then the eldest dau-htet said; " 'Why you ought to be ashamed of voursell, father, It's uli the style, and I am going to have one, too; there now" "Yes, and I.wipt one; all the girls have pot them.' Thus spoke M ria, tbesaeond tfst. 'Any more? ' -asped the huib-nd; ' Are there am more? Hadn't tie baby better have one:' I guess I'd get 0ae mylf, How do tbey make up for pa remind. Hal One Square. Two Square, III i... IS fifi 5 00 S on 10 00 lii 00- 9 00 12 00 13 00 icon :, i) .0 0 :S 0 10 .' r.n o TbreeSquares 21 00 four s-ounres. fourth Colm'n Half Co'umn, Whole Colm'n N00:17.r.0l.?0 0! it) CO U'.'i 00,::.') ( it IS imi-'.ri on;. mi n.v ti fOsl oowu uui.m co. CO 0i n.u 'i Ha! Ha! (demon"cilIy) LoIly Varuen. Let mei Lit nie l'.ve a clutch it,- Brin.r ne a pattern of monkeys sealini- himo- osts- Uow would a chinesa mi,,!. look, or a map of Fuirmount l'.,rt " All the rest is a blauk. The tmhm,w husband has just been libemted from in asylum and pronounced cured. Uj. he only way thev manad it lress him tip in a Dolly Varden narked out with tha the streets of IWtoo. Seeing the Point. A boy returned from sel.o ,1 nr. ,!.. with the report that his scholarship uad laihn . eiow the usual average. 'Well' said his father, 'vnn'vi.n,.- behiud this month have you"" 'Yes, sir.' 'How did that happen?' 'Don't know sir.' The father knew if tli son hM le had observed a number of dim uovels scattered abouh toe house; but had not thought nythiog until a fitting opportunity hould offer itself! A basket of !. , stoo 1 upon the fl - ui; -nm, 'Jl-mpty out those the basket and brin? it m r,. h..ip t.u or chips.' bucting nothing the son obeyed. 'And now,' Le continued. , i.t. t.h,.c pples back into the basket.' H hen half the apples were rcrlnced the son said: . , , 'Father, they roll off. I can't cut iu auy more.' Tut them iu' I tell you.' 'But, father, I can't put them in.' : 'You can't? No, of course vou cah'tt put them iu. Do you expect to fill it with apples? You said you didn't snow how vou fell behind -.it B,.h,v,l and I will tell you. Your mind is like that basket. And here VOU hvn bf n the last.montb filling it up with chip dirt -dime novels.' ; The boy turred on his heel. whif. ed and said, 'why ! I see the point.' iNot a dime novel has been seen in he house from that day to this uther and older persons miirht we'l see the point. We once beard a slorvof some neprrxa that bad mastered the Irish brogue, aud played a trick on a boat load o'l emigrants who were so eager to set f. o: on the soil of the New World, that tbey left the boat before their con pau- ions.' ''An' are yees. just over, boys?" said a jet black African, in the richest possible brogfle, and with the warmest interest as he and the others bent oer the wharf where he and his comrades were working. - The slraDgers regarded him with a look of mingled astonishment an I i error, wntie one cl the-m found breat 1 to icquire : "An' bow is it that ye's are black?" "It's the fcloimafe, boys ; it's all iu the cloimate," was the answer. "An' how long did it take to make ye this color?" ' Three years, an' nivir a bit longer." ' Thin, bedad, boys," said Paddy a his countrymen, "let's g back; it's too soon to.be divils intirely." Definitions of Character. - Fine Fellow The man who advn tiscs in your paper, the man who ucv er refuses to lend you money aud the fellow who is courting your sister. Gentle 1'eople The young lady who lets her mother do tlie ironing for fear of spoiling ber bands, the miss wh-. wears thin sho:s on a rainy day, and the young man who s ashamed to be seen walking with bis fathsr. Industrious People The young la dy who reads romances iu bed, the friend who is always engaged when yoa call, the coirespTcdeht who can. not find time to ausvrer your letter. Unpopu'ar Personages The fat man in an omnibus, a tall man in a croud, and a short man on a parade. Timid People A lover about to pop tie que-tion, a man who does not like to be shot at, and the steamboat com pany w ith a case of cholera. Dignified men A chit in a oounlry town, a mid shipman on quarter deck and a school committee on cxaimna tion day. Persecuted People Woman by that tytaut man, boys by their parents and teachers, aud all poor people b; society at Iarje. Unhappy People Old bachelors and old maids. Humble People The hasbat.d who does his wife's churning, the wile who blacks ber ' husbands boots, and ihsj man who tbiiAs vou do him much honor. Mean People The man who lit k people when they are down aud lb, subscriber who refuses to pay for 1.: paper. Sensible People You and I. A Caucasian Editor in Love. In Lexington, Missouri, an Fdilor 4 a mutter of fct pr etiral yenlm.," heard a ' moonsnuck chap," Fay that ne loved a cettaia lady, -well mouth to die for her.'. Whereupon the Can casian it dictcd lie following lines: I'd swear Hir her I'd tear lor her, The Lord knows what I'd bear for her, I'd lie for her, I d biglj her, I'd-drink a iioccry u,y lor. her, I'd cu9 fcr V er, do wis for h. r, I'd kick up a thundsring fuss fc'j her i d weep for her, I'd Icepir r her, I'd go without bitep fir i br, I,d fig'-it for her. I'd bite fo; her, I'd wulk the tireeu Jl night lr her, I'd pkad for her, I'd b ee 1 lor her, I'd j.o witho -t my feed for her, I'd hhoot fer her, I'd btot for her. A rival, who'd ccn o to U't for !', I'd ki.eel for her. I'd f'fl for Ler, uoh ii the love I Lea? lot her, I'd slide for her. I'd .de J.t ocr. I'd swim a?B:si v. ii d stdtid U i I:c;; I'd try tor htt. I'd r-rv ct Ivr, JJuilifing me if pd I'Jj: let, ii. Ot io tii ti Vit'Wiiii,