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j, A. ISNUKL.IIAIID, Editor and Proprietor
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.11. CRONLT, Auctioneer.
Administrator's Sale.
County of New Hasoveb.
surERior. COURT.
iam Etnpie, Administrator of James 8. Green,
Jaine O. Green and others, heirs at Law of
James 8. Green.
Petition for sule of Real Estate.
By virtno of n onlsr mal i the above en
titled cauao th- uodfrincd as the Administra
tor of the lato J una H. GraAn will, on TH DBS
DAY, the 18th da of May next, t 12 o'clock
M.. at the Court IJome in Wilmington, sell by
Public Anction a'l the lands which belonged to
the late James B. Green at the tim of his death
lying Eaet of the late Eastern boundary of the
city of vvil DiogtOD, extending eaatwardly be
you'l Mill Creek, including th6 three parcels if
Ud'I conveyed to said Jaoiei 8. Green by 8. D.
Waliaco aad Wm. A. lioork, Exeoutors of dam
ul lieery. by deed dated the 2th dy of April
tnl also tho land, conveyed by Miles Cos
tin to James 8. Ooon by deei di ed the 8th day
of September 135:1, which sat I lands are par
ticularly described in the petition hied in the
surerior Court of New Hanover County by the
und iriDoi as the Administrator of said James
g. Oreen, under which the order for the eale of
tbc aaniQ is made.
bail lands will bo fold on a erf d;t of six and
twelve months, and the purchaser will be re
quired to enter into bauds with gocel and sum
ciuut security for tho paymont of the purchase
id ncy.
april 7 9-w7woh
creditors ofSpaight Hill, Esq, to present their
claims to me at the law office of John N. 8 tai
lings, Eeq., in the town ol Ken marine, on Mon
day the 1st day of May, preliminary to their
A. O MOBELEY, Trurtee.
april 7 9-4 wch
Astonishing ceres by Trof. Kline, at tho Phila
delphia Cancer Institute, 931 Aroh, street, I'hila
polphid. Pa. At Branch Offioes by Dr. Dalton,
23tJ YV. Fourth street, Cincinnati. Ohio, by Dr.
Greene, Char otte, N. C, by Dr. Healy, Btubble
iielJ House, Atlanta, Ga.
.V Knife. No Caustio Medicines. No Blood.
J A', tit l'ain.
For particulars call on or address either of the
Jan 27 51 3mch
A privato instructor for marr ed persons or
those about to be married, both male and female,
in everything conceruicg the physiolwjry and re
lation (f onr aoxual system, and the production
iiiid pro.vt ntiou of off-pring. including all the new
tliacowiies never before given iu the Engliah l.n
Kuage. by WM. YOUNG, M. 1). Thi is really a
valuable and interesting work. It is written in
plain language for the general reador, and is il
lustrated with numerous engravings. All young
married people, or those contemplating marriage,
and having the least impediment to married life,
should read this book. It diecloBes secrets that
every one should be acquainted with ; still it is a
book that meet be locked up and not lie about
tho house. It will be sent to any address on re
ceipt of 50 c?nt3. Address Ds. WM. YOUNG,
oct '21 37-6mch
(Successor to Dialogue k Greer,)
Fire Hose manufacturer,
Established In 1831.
IS team Fire Engine, Forcing and Suction Hose,
Leather and Rubber Buokets, Pipe, Nozzle,
Screw, and Patent Coupling of all kinds.
feb 24 wCmch
would inform his ftieads and old customers
that he has qualified as Inspector, and solicits
their patronage,
jan 13 w tf
''Lodi Manufacturing Co."
For sale in lots to suit customers. This article
is sold for HALF THE PRICE of 'other fertili
zers, and is cheaper for Cotton, Corn. Tobaoco
and Vegetables, than any other in the market.
It is made entirely from the n:.ght Boil, offal, Ac.
of New York City.
Prico, delivered on board in New York City,
Twenty-live Dollars per Ton.
lie ad the following Testimonials :
Jacob Jcyker, Esq., of Greenville, N. C, un
der date of Oobober 25th, 1870. says: "The
PoudreUe I purchased of yon last spring, I need
on Corn, and from roanlts, I am satisfied it is
the cheapest and best fertilizer we can nee in
this section."
David W. Gaskill, of Washington, N O., un
der date of Nov. 4th, 1870, says: "I used your
Double Re lined Poudrette on Cotton in the same
way (in tho drill.) eide by side with Peruvian
Guano, tho Poudrette in one row and the Guano
in the next, and I pronounce it superior to the
Guano. Iu the spring the rows where I nsed
the Guano looked the best, but in June and July,
the Poudrette showed itself, and my neighbors
who have seen it pronounoe it equal to Guano,
and I think they will unite with me in using it
another year."
James R. Wilder, of Franklinton, N C, says,
in letter dated Sept. 23d, 1870: " I used the
Double Refined Poudrette on Cotton, and it
will, without a doubt, make more than a 158
cuano, wbjch has a great reputation as a Cotton
Manure. The Nitro-Phosphate I used on Cot
ton, Sweet Potatoes and garden truok, all of
which did exceedingly well."
J. J. Rollins, of Pactolua. N. 0.. under date of
October 29th, 1870, says: "I believe the Rouble
Iiejined JPoudrette and Bone Dust are all they
are recommended to be. I need the Poudrette
on Corn, and although the season has been very
unfavorable for all kinds of fertilizers on my
sandy soil, I was perfectly satisfied, and believe
it the cheapest fertilizer we can nee."
J. A. J. Assew, of Colerain, N. C, in a letter
dated September 16th, 1870, says; "I let several
planters have some of the 'Double Refined Pou
drette.' One says he wants 5 tons next seaion
to put under Corn. I used 4 tons on Com, and
although the season was unfavorable, it aston
ished every one who saw it. I think li the best
fertilizer for Corn I ever saw."
A Pamphlet giving full directions, 4o., sent on
application to
Box 3139. New York P. O.
Office 66 Cortlandt Btreet, New York.
For sale by
Wilmington, N. O.
janl3 43-wl3t-ch
WILMllf QTOlf, Mm C.a
NORTUROP & CUMMING. Proprietors,
3- Cargoes of YELLOW PINE LUMBER fur
nished for anv market at short notice.
a- All kinds of PLANED LUMBER always on
hand. Also, LATHS, BRICK, Ac, Ao.
deo 16 45-6m
XJ. indiscretion, causing nervous debility, pre
mature decay, etc., having tried in vain every
advertised remedy, has discovered a simple
means of self-cure, whioh he will send free to hie
fellow-sufferem. J. H. TUTTLE, 78 Nassau fit.,
New York City,
jan 13 49-w6mch
VOL. 27.
now landing from 8cbooner Mary
Riley, which we offer for sale at reduced prices
for cash or on crop tico.
mar 28 154-dAw3wch
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4. Any person who by reason of hit having
been born within the dominions of Her Majesty
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time of his birth became under the law of any
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such subject, may, if of fall ago and not under
any disability, make a declaration of alienage in
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ing of 6uch declaration of alienage, such per
son shall cease to be a British subject. Any
person who is born out of Her Majesty's domin
ions of a father being a British subject may, if
of fall age, and Lot under any disability, make
a declaration of alienage in mannct aforesaid,
and from and after the making of such declara
tion, shall cease to be a British subject.
6. Any British subject who has at any time be
fore, or may at any time after, the passing of
this aot, when in any foreign btate, and not un
der any disability, voluntarily become natural
ised in such State, shall, from and after the
time of his so having become naturalized in euch
foreign State, bo deemed to have ceased to be a
British subject, and be regarded as au alien:
Provided. (1.) That where any British subject
has, before the passing of this act, volunta
rily become naturalized in a foreign State
and yet is desirous of remaining a British
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after tho passing of this act, make a decla
ration that he is desirous of remaining a
British subject, and upon such declaration,
hereinafter referred to as a declaration of
British nationality, being made, and upon
his taking the oath of allegiance, the decla
rant shall be deemed to be, and to have been
continually, a British eubject ; with flis
qualification, that he shall not, when within
tho limits of the foreign State in which he
has been na nralizecl, be deemed to be a
British subject, unless ho has ceased to be a
eabjeot of th it Htate in pursuance of the
laws thritiur, or in pursuance of a trttaty to
that effect.
(2.) A declaration of British nationality may te
made, and the oath of allegiance bo taken, as
follows, that is to say: If tho declarant be
in the United Kingdom, in the presence of a
justice of tho peace : if eleowhere in Her
Majesty's dominions, in the presence of any
judge of any court of civil or criminal juris
diction, of any justice of the peace, or of any
other officer for the time being authorized
by law in the place in .which tho declarant
is to administer an oath for any judicial or
other legal purpose ; if out of Her Majesty's
dominions, in the presence of anv officer in
the diplomatic or consular serFice of Her
Also, to the followiug extract frou tho "Con
vention between Her Majesly end the United
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nunciation be publicly declared within two jears
after the 12th day or Juay,
Further information may be had on applica
tion to
British Vice Consul at
3-eow-7wch Wilmingtoo, N. C.
In this city, on Wednesday evening, 12th inst.,
by Bev. J. M. Bprunt, Mr. B. F. HALL to Miss
MAGGIE, daughter of Alex. Sprunt, Esq.
Large Imports.
The total imports of dry goods at tho
port o New York, for the month of March,
gives the enormous total of $1-1.400,775,
against $9,762,526 in March of last year,
and $9,973,566 in corresponding month of
the year bhfore. The total entries for the
month amount to 818,129,012, against
S12.983.106 last year. The increase, it
will be seen, is over five millions of dol
lars, or a gain of about forty per cent.
These are figures that should command the
attention of all. as they surely will that of
every intelligent, careful merchant. The
increase entered for warehousing for the
three months of the current calendar year
is nearly ten millions of dollars over cor
respoding time last year aggregating
some forty-one against thirty-one millions.
it .
Yadkin, Uwliarrlc and Rocky Rivera
Great Ite Dee Pec Dee station The
Steamer Halcyon Captain Clark Alli
gators, Wild Turkeys, Steamboat Land,
ingf, Fisheries and Kuhcriuen.
Deur Journal: If you will look at
your map of North Carolina and put your
finger down on a little creek that rises in
the northwestern part of Caldwell county,
in tho mountains, then trace ita coarse out
east ward ly for six or eight miles, yon will
fiud a name put down "Yadkin River,"
follow it as it turns off, the southeast,
until jou fiml it effecting a junction 'with
another stream named the "Uwbariie,"
wLioh come? in from the North, then fol
lowing down yen find another stream
coming in from the westward called
"Kocky lliver," ami from thid confluence
on down iuto Houth Carolina to its rnouth
in "Winz-iw Day," near Georgeton, it is
Cil!ei the "Great Peo Dee." Tins river
water. some of the line at tections of North
Carolina, and ha3 on its upper course some
of tho heat sites for mannfaotuiiDg pur
poses to be found in the Unitetl States.
The whole length of the river, not follow
ing its siuiiohitlcs, is ne ar three hundred
mile.--, ami it visits in its eourto a tenitory
of evcr live huudreel miles iu length. It
was to hek at that portion of tho Gieat
Pee IXe lying in Kouth Carolina, that ou
the 10th of April, A. D. 1871, wo ttepped
from the cars of the Wilmington, Colum
bia and Augusta Railroad at Peo Dee
Station, whero we found Capt. Jno. M.
Clark, of tho steamer LTaleyoij, who iuvitetl
us on boaiel. autl as steam wgs up, the
Hues wire enst oil ami tho brave little
steamer was soon breasting the swift cur
rent with her heael turning towards almost
every point of tho compass, but the Cap
taici had his head fixed ou Cheraw. Prom
"the Uiudge," by which is meant the
brielge of the railroad at Peo Dee Station
up to Cheraw, the river averages in width
about three hundreel feet. There are
places narrower and plaees much wieler,
but it is a bold stream everywhere iu its
course, and we found even at its pre-t-ent
low stage being lower than at any time
eluring tho p;3t six months plenty of
water for a boat drawing six feet. Our
little ninety-two ton bo it spun alotg au
where ; now daitiug swiftly ihroiili imi
eiidy ; now passing up eiguiuM the tie ..
ruhjug e'tirreut of m Die gia.jd butl ; iu iu
gliding .:.o that you ei.uht ulu:Ct tntich a
tiower !ru:i! the oveihuugiug bushes, tiud
these iu the middle if same bioel ex
panse, but ever making a steady auel not
slow progress. It is not our Lurpote now
to speak of the various laudiugs we made
during tho dav ; a list of them for the
whole roate of the boat will be appended
for the use of the readers of the Journal.
In foirner yearj the trade of this river
was immense, but since the Cheraw and
Darlington, and the Wilmington, Char
lotte and Rutherford Railroads have been
built they have taken nearly all the trade
away, p.nel one reason that the farmers
have had to abandon the river was that
the steamers ran at such irregular times
that there could be no calculation made to
meet them. The country lying north of
the river below Cheraw has this difficulty
in getting to the Cheraw and Darlington
Railroad, that they have to cross the river.
The ferries are few, iery difficult, not to
say dangerous, and expensive ; kept up
by individuals mostly for their own con
venience, without any desire to accommo
date the public. The banks of the river
aro steep, muddy, and in wet weathar very
slippery, and altogether ferriage was dan
gerous to teams goods and drivers.
Through tho foresight of men who take
an interest in the public good and who de
sire also to protect and assist other inter
ests in which they are interested, the
Halcyon has been pat on the river. She
connects with the trains of the W., C. &
A. R. R., Peo Dee 6tation, regularly ; she
leaves there every Monday monjiog on
the arrival of the train from the North at
9 o'clock, a. m., and goes up the river,
delivers all freight?, loads up and returns
every Wednesday, leaving Cheraw at 8
o'clock, a. nr., and reaching the bridge in
time for the Express train JNorth. 'Aho
merchants of this section have tdready
taken advantage of her as a passenger
boat, as they can stay two hours longer in
Cheraw than if they went by railroad, and
still connect with the train to the North,
and those coming fr ra the North arrange
to strike her trip Monday morniDg and
get to all tho villages and business places
near the river below uneraw oeioro nignr.
The last trip down the Captain informs us
he made an average run through the clay
of seventeen and a half miles per hour;
but this was with a strong fresbet helping.
Of course np stream no boat could make
over half that. We have rarely ever en
joyed a more beautiful day thau we had
on the up trip Monday last, we sal unaer
the shade of the hurricane deck forward,
chatted, smoked and inhaled tho balmy
spring air. Shortly after leaving the
bridge we espied an alligator basking in
the sun, and for want of heavier artillery
tried a rocket Smith & Wesson on him,
at about twenty yard distance; the balls
glance el from him and splashed mud in
his face, but he did not even wink. He
lay as if ho rather liked the fun aud offered
a fair broadside, as much as to say "fire
awav, ohl fellow, until you get disguste 1,"
Whether so or not, we got that very thing
aDd quit. We parsed two flocks of wild
turkeys lounging along the bark, who diel
not seem to bo the least alarmed, and
could have been killed with a gun from
the deck. The fishermen were busy at all
the "seine bars," and every plantation had
its hooks and lines out, with a loafer at
the end of the pole. Wo passed at least
two hundred "good plow-boys engaged in
this active busiriess. Cotton planting and
preparation for it, is going on everywhere,
but still hundreds can go a fishing Mon
day morning. Labor wanted, ia this free
country, but cannot be had. The fish
oaught in the seine are mostly "shad" and
,fred horse." ThelatUr is a mnch finer
fish than the "horse iieh" of North Caro
lina, and is much esteemed here. This
river abounds in perch of the finest kind.
The blue bream (or brim) and red breast
are also here. Yon know that above Salis
bury the speckled trout aro caught, that
to anglers prince of fishes.
My limit is reached for this letter, and
I must therefore conclude by asuring you
that I am as ever In Transit.
Dear Journal : Since I last wrote you
tho Spring has fully opened ; the peach
trees are now covered with green leaves,
the apple trees in bloom and tho beeches
and poplars wearing the loveliest crowns
of living green, the dogwoods looking as
if some of the winter's snow still clung
among their green leaves; tho red bud,
arrajed in its purplish pink, t'ea-uua"
shaped inflorescences, whilo under foot,
all among tho withereel leaves and spring
ing grasvi, are blueyctl violets and purp'e
dianthie, somewhat resembling and epiite
as pretty as the cultivated garden phlaxes.
The little branches look clearer aud rip
ple more musically for their verdant acces
sories, and the soft cooing of doves sounds
like a low secend to the sweet outgushings
of the many soegsters, evoked by the ad
vent of the pet child cf the ryear. The
woods in this" country are beautiful now,
beautiful ia their variegation of green
hues, auei the abenco of the piu i-etuia
no loter a tad void ia the landscape.
Within the last six weeks we have hael
jlovds of rain, a few days ef tunshino and
then two or three days ami nights of con
tinuous rain. The streams -have been tre
mendously swelled ; "Cold Water" river
in this county has been out of its banks
since the first of February. The Missis
sippi has, of course, been up. Por a week
or to it was the only source of comrnuui
eation with the outside world enjoyed by
Memphis. The floods converted railroael
tiacks into canals, swept away culverts
and bridges, and etoppeel traeland postal
Helena, Arkansan, bus bad u tempest,
and Memphis a ghost. The Avalanche
set nationalized the ghost, the "Appeal "
acaur.ted it tho whole to do, originating in
the phantasies of a nervous epileptic little
girl. It answered tho purpose tbough ol
creating a t-eusatioii in tho dearth of nuwt,
and also as a new stylo ot advertisement
for a " s;;nitual meeiium." The city a 1st
suffered a huge te l in an auik-iputeil orni
thological exhibition by Cur. Vegelhoimer
of London. This wonderfal ajriat nuvifja
tor was to fly from the roof of the "Oveii
ton House " to the top of Cochran ITk1!, on
Thursday evening, and a gaping crowd as
sembled, but eventually dispertcel without
having their curioj-i'y gratiued.
It is said to be a very " tight " timo iu.
money m tttern iu this country, thu farm
ers aro not " aelvaueiug " so liberally to
reutots as they elid lat year, and they ure
" pushing " tut ir larmtug operations uh
sti aJi y as the frequent rains will admit.
Tho people about nere aro very ent-rpris
ing aud go a-li adative. Thioarj a gr at
tnauj fr -ni N'rtu Caro'iua, auel all we hr.ve
B:en ;r..iu that State aro clever, " energet
ic f 'Iks." Most of the farmer re-ideucts
are iargi , double log1 Cabins, that. hvt
been improved and added to vitu the in
ci'tased means ol ihe pros rielor . S.me
of them, with their deep slanting roofs and
encircling piazza, sarrouuded with shrub
uuel trees, are emite picture sque, und the
interiors furnished with comfort and eie
ganco. Tne people are quite sociable and
seem disposed to " cultivate " straogers.
In a country so superbly adapted to
farming as this, by the "law of compen
sation," there must be some drawbacks;
and ono of the nuisances here is the "Buf
falo gnat." It is an insect so named
from its suggestive conformation, gen
es aliy appears about the first of April, anel
attacks horses and cows with great vorucity ;
horses particularly suffer from its attacks,
as it swarms into the nostrils and covers
the breast of the animal, sometimes bleed
ing him to death in a night. The appear
ance of this miniature buffalo oreaes quite
a sensation. The cows come up from the
bottoms, the horses break out of bounds,
if possible, and owners, with panic-stricken
faces, hasten to muster up pans of grease
and tar, or coal oil, tho only preventive
or nullifier to the incursions of the gnats.
The "buffalo" seems to have no taste for
human blood, but before we have time to
congratulate ourselves on our exemption
from his attacks we hear the mosquitoes
singing, and looking forward to their
swarming, deafening, overpowering visi
tationsvisitations that will vocalize the
summer nights and drive sleep from our
pillows, we stop short, only hesitating
what sort of a dash to make !
Coldwater, April 4th, 1871.
Testimony of Col. llergcn.
Wo take the following from Bergen's
evidence before tho Outrage Cornmitiee:
Question You say yoa were discharged
from jail oy Judge Bontl V A. Yes, sir.
Q Uow was the order applied for ?
A. Upon a writ of habeas curjjus.
Q Were you brought before him ? A.
Yes, sir.
Q Who obtained the writ for jou, who
was your agent ? A. I sent my brother-in-law,
Capt. Winner, to Baltimore to as
certain if Judge Bond woulel cotno down
and hear my case cn a writ of habeas cor
pus, citing the facts of the case. I "elieve
Capt. Winner bore a request from Gov.
Holden and several other gentlemen in
North Carolina.
Q To Judge Bond ? A. Yes, sir.
Q When were you dischargeei ? A.
Upon the 28th of November.
Q Did he stispenel his elecisiou all that
time ? A. 1 suppose he elid.
Q Do I understand you to tay that iu
August Judge Bond heard your applica
tion for a discharge upon a writ of habeas
corpus? A. Yts, sir.
Q And did not make an order for your
discharge until the following November ?
A. Ye?, sir, two and a half or three months
after I hael been put in jail.
Q How were you informed of your dis
charge V A. By the deputy Marshal, be
tween six and seven o'clock, p. m.
Q Were tho parties present who sued
you for false arrest and imprisonment,
Turner and others V A. I do not know.
Q Was any teslimony heard at all? A.
No, sir.
6 N
one whatever ? A. Not in my
Q Were any affidavits read 'i A. Yes,
Q Thoeo were all against you? A.
Yes, sir.
Q Were any read in your behalf ?. A.
Simply mv own affidavit;
Q That was the only one ? A.I think
that was all.
Q There never was any further t pro
ceeding in the casa ? A. Not to my knowl
edge. Q Until you were discharged ? A. Yes,
sir. . .
Q How many men did you arrest with
out warrant in Caswell and- Alamance
counties A. Do you mean by order of
Qov. Holden.
! Q You say you arrested by hi orders;
how did yoa arrest them ? A. I sent out
and had them brought ia when I found
they were members of the Ku klux-klan.
Q Did you arrest Jo3iah Turner, Jr. ?
A. Yes, sir.
Q Was he a member of the organiza
tion? A. I arrested him because CFov.
ill ntlf inirtF at
hJJ K U li JIl .11 . II M II JM
APRIL 21, 1871.
Hoi lun ordered Lis arrest, I hail to
his orders.
Q- You arretted those men at your dis
creii n ? A. Yes, sir.
Q Without warrant V A. Yes, sir.
Q Whitt was your anxiety to escape
from North Carolina where you ere ar
raigucel to be tried for those acts ? A." I
had no particular desire to lie in prison
any longer, anel I was anxious to get to my
Q. Are ycu going back to stantl trial on
these charges ? A. I do not think I will,
though at tho same time I elo not think
they conlel do anj thing with mo. Every
thing I did was elono according to the or
df n of Gov. Holelen. He made certain re-
presentations to me. If they were fae
that ia not my fault. After I was thrown
into pribon Gov. Holde n did not come near
me. I saw him but once during the time
1 was in jail, and yet I wes in eound of his
dinner bell the whole time.
Q. Did he repudiate your acts at all ?
A. Not to my knowledge, except that I see
in the replication he lias filed in the mat
ter of his impeachment he denies having
ordered me to arrest Jofcia-h Turner, Jr.
Q. Did he order it ? A. He elid, most
Q. Were his orders to jou generally
verbal or written. A. Generally verbal.
He simuly ordered me to arrest men of
whom I had any evidence at all that they
were members of the Ku klux Klan, and
to hoid tliftm until I had further orders
from hitu : which I
Npce!iK Vty ihe: Kmptror William, unit
Hm Son, tlc C row ft ttinc.
Da;i;;g tho recent fetes in Berlin nu-
tin Tons udelresi-es were presented to tho
Emperor tvnd bis family. In re-ply to the
address of the Burgomaster of Berlin, tLe
Emperor William spoke as follows:
You may imagine, gentlemen, with what
ieebugs 1 utu t-tauding before you to-elay,
on the s; ot where 1 took leave ef you
abfut eight months ago. Only audacious
fcelf -sufficiency could have presumed to
f oretell tho events that have occurred in the
interval. It was by the will cf Providence
that e it tilings should be accomplished
by us. Let us acknowledge that wo have
been m .-truuicnts iu the hands of tho Al
mighty. Tho army has behaved so gal
lau'Jy that it can afford to elispento with
prai h . But I am moved to think you,
gentlemen, for all the people have done
for the aroiy. Our warriors were support
ed by tbe consciousness chat the country
whs taking caio of their families, and that
those disabled in war might cour.t upon
the active r. mpathy of their compatriots.
As gard-t thy new institutions of Ger
many :nd my personal position iu the em
pite, I tot k the lie'el setking no advantage
lor mte.f, and hardly expecting that we
should Httidn so much as we have. In the
.-hf.rr span of lift; fctill left to me, I will en
deaor to develop the toed sown. My suc
cessors will S20 taa young tree grow and
blossom. Tho German heart has loDg
yearned for this consummation. The
dawn has come at length. Let us strive
that the day may be long and fair.
After the speech tho King bowed, which
the deputations returned, with the usual
cheers. They then waiteel upon the Crown
Prince, when tbc Burgomaster of Berlin,
aeting as a spokesman, addressed his
then said :
1 thank tho representatives of ths capi
tal for the eloquent words with which they
have greeted me on my return home. I,
too remember 1SGG, and the day when I
had tho pleasure of seeing yon assembled
around me for a similar purpose. The
campaign of 18CG was important for Prus
sia and Germany, inasmuch as it laid the
foundation of the unity of the fatherland.
The present war, upon which we entered
hopefully it is true, but without anticipa
ting its eventual results, has crowned 'the
work. Equally unprecedented as its course
is its reward. Germany is united. The
Emperor ar.d the empire ere once more
realities. The security and power of
fatherland have been firmly, and, with
God's help, permanently established. You
have thanked the Third Army for its share
in the war, and with sincere gratification
I accept your approbation in the namo of
my gallant companions in arms. The Third
Army, a.s well as the entire people, thought
it a good omen when we were enabled to
strike the first decisive blow in a strug
gle the prize of which wo foresaw might
be German unity. From the very
outset of thi sanguinary combat
North and South were united in the
army uneler my command. With double
satisfaction I therefore look back upon the
days of Weissenburg anf. Woerth, which
first made a tangible reaitty of this great
national desideratum. Our successes could
not be obtained without the most melan
choly sacriGces. We shall faithfully re
member those who havo fallen to preserve
to us all that we must dearly prize. Those
who have been disableel may be sure of
our actiuo tolicitude, which I hope to be
able to manifest ou my part, as I did in
1SG1 and 18GG. With you I trust Provi
dence will permit us, safe from foreign
enemies unel strong in domestic concord,
to reap the fruits grown in this eventful
periotl. May all the blessings of pcaca be
reserved to fatherland ! May all the re
sources of civic and political prosperity
flow more abundantly than ever. And
may our capital elarivo fresh happiness
aud wealth from the new life infuseel by
the i-ssuo of the war. Tho people and
army will never forget the patriotic be
havior of Berlin daring this serious strug
gle. Let me oaco more thank you for the
prompt generosity with which tho town
anel its representative- have seoonded our
efforts during the war. London Times.
The Lenten Marriage.
The fact that the marriage of the Lord
of Lome and the Princess Louise took
placo during Lent has created quita a flut
ter in High Church circles in England.
Punch, of couree, ridicules these scruples.
Here are two of his latest motoi on the
subject :
"Qi'h" Parsons would hive couples tarry
W nen they propose to wed in Lent
But wlij ? The sooner people marry,
'Ihe sooner, mostly, they repent.
Would those of their Reverences who
think it wrong to marry in Lont be recon
ciled to a Lenten marriage by an arrange
ment that at the welding breakfast the
fare should be limited to red herring ?
The Charleston (8. O.) police cost $G7,
000 per annum. Tho papers of the city
think $30,000 ought to be the maxiranm
Johnson ceunty, Indiana, has only two
prisoners in its jail one for elopement
and the other for horae-stealing. Both
are preachers.
NO. 11
Wa.-U Twain'
FTrst Experience as an
I was a very smart child at the age of
thirteen an unusually smart child, I
thought at the time. It was then that I
did my fir.t newspaper scribbling, and,
most unexpectedly to me, it stirred np a
fine sensation in tho community. It did
indeed, and I was very proud of it, too.
I was a printer's "devil," and a pro
gressive and aspiring one. My undo had
me on his paper (the Weeklv ITannib.il
Journal $2 a year, in advance 500 sub
scribers, and they paid in cord-wocd, cab
bage, and unmarketable turnips), and on
a lucky summer's day ho left town to be
gone a week, and aked me if I thought I
coulei edit ono issue of the paper judi
ciously. Ah, did'nt I want to try ! Hin
tou was the editor of the rival paper. He
had lately been jilted, and one night a
friend found an open note on tho poor
fellow's bed, in which he s'ated that he
could no longer endure life, and had
drowned himself in Bear Creek. The
friend rin down there, and discovered
Hintou wading back io shore! He had
concludctl ho wouldn't. I he village was
full of it for several days, but Hinton did
not suspect it. I thought this was a fine
opportunity. I wrote an elaborately
wretched account of tho whole matter,
and then illustrated it with villainous cnts
Lengravetl on the bottoms of wooden type
wun a jacK Kniie, one ot them a picture of
Hintou wading out into the creek in his
shirt, with a lantern, sounding the depth of
the water with a walking-stick. Ithoughtit
was desperately funny, and was densely
unconscious that thero was any moral ob
liquity about such a publication. Being
fatistied with the effort, I looked around
for other worlds to conquer, and it struck
me that it would make good, interesting
matter to charge the editor of a neighbor
ing country paper with a piece of gratui
tous rascality and "sec him sqirm !" I did
it, putting the article into the form of a
parody on tho burial of Sir John Moore,
and a pretty crude parody it was. too.
Then 1 lampooned two prominent citizens
outrageously not because they had done
anything to deservo it, but merely because I
thought it my duty to make the paper
lively. Next I gently touched up tho
newest stranger tho lion of tho day, tho
gorgeous journeyman tailor from Qaincy.
He was a simpering coxcomb of the first
water,r.and the "loudesf'-dreseoil man in
the State. He was an iuvertcratc woman-kilk-r.
Every week ho wrote lusty "poet
ry" to tho Journal about his newest con
qaest. His rhymes for my week were head
ed "To Mary in H i," meaning to
Mary in Hannibal, of course. But when
sotting up the piece I was suddenly riveu
from head to heel by what I regarded as a
perfect thunderbolt of humor, and I com
preyed it into a t nappy foot-note at the
bottom thu3 : " Wo will let. this thing
pass, jut this one ; but v.c wish Mr. J.
Gorelou Runnels to understand that wo
have a character to sustain, and from this
time forth when ha wants to communs
with his friends in h 1 he must select
some other medium than tho columns of
this journal !"
The paper came out, and I never lenew
any littla thing to attract so much atten
tion as those playful trifles of mine. For
once the Hannibal Journal was in demand
a novelty it had not experienced before.
The whole town was stirred. Hinton
dropped in with a double-barreled shot
gun early in the forenoon. When he
found that it was an infant (as ho calleti
me) that had done him ttto damage, he
simply pulled my ears and went away ; but
ho threw up his situation that night and
left town for good. The tailor came with
his goose and a pair of shears ; but he de
spised me, too, and departed for the South
that night. The two lampooned citizens
came with threats of libel, and went away
incensed at my insignificance. The coun
try editor pracced in with a war whoop
next day, suffering for blood to drink, but
ended by forgiving me cordially and in
viting me down to the drug store to wash
away all animosity in a friendly bumper of
"Fahnestock's Vermifuge." It was his
little joke.
My uncle was very aDgry when ho got
back, unreasonably so, I thought, con
sidering what an impetus I had given the
paper, and considering, also, that grati
tude for his preservation ooght to have
been uppermost in his mind, inasmuch as
by his delay he had so.wpnderf ully escaped
dissection, tomahawking, libel, and getting
his head shot off. But ho softenetl when
he looked at the accounts and saw that I
actually booked tho unparalleled number
of thirty-tbreo new subscribers, and had
tho vegetables to show for it corel wood,
cabbage, beans, and unsalable turnips
enough to run the family for two years.
From the N. Y. Times.
A Curlou Suval Court of Inquiry A
Boatswain's Wife Charges Ellin with
llohblns the Government.
A Court cf Inquiry is in session at the
Brooklyn Navy Yard, which i3 composed
of the following members : Capt. M. B.
Woolsey, president ; Commanders D. li.
Harmony, Henry Erben, Jr., and Assis
tant Paymaster J. E. Caim, judge advo
cate. Tho Court has been convened to
hear evidence in the charges made against
her husband by Mr. Louisa Dixon, the
wife of Robert Dixon, boatswain iu the
United States Navy, whom, 6he alleges,
ha3 been pilfering from the Government at
various times since 1855. Boatswain Dixon
has by industry anel care accumulated
about $o0,000, which his wife has invested
in her name, and when ht came home from
Europe on his last cruise, she refused him
admittance to b i- own house, and refuses
to give up his money, aud ho has brought
suit against her in the civil courts. Ac
cording to her statement?, he has stolen
thousands of dollars' worth of Government
property. They have been murried twenty-three
years, and while she complains of
no ill-treatment, she says she has been ac
tuated to make these charges solely by a
senso of duty. Dixon has always borne an
excellent character. A number of witness
es have been examined, and the Court ad
journed yesterday afternoon, afcer examin
ing Airs, uixon,
o'clock to day. -
to meet arrain at 11
Woman ltlghts in the lliurclitg.
At the Easter vestry elections in St. C!e
v tii.:i . 7-l i r .
meat s viiurcn, x uuaueipuia, lemale pew
noiders, single, voted without restriction,
but marriea ladies were permitted to do
so only when accompanied bv their hus
bands, or could present evidence that their
husbands concurred in the vote which they
were about to cast.
Ihe olel st newspaper in iu in the wor el,
Mr. Lewis Dexat, died in London,' the
other tday. Sixty-five yeais ag hew.es
editor of tho : Morning Obroiiiclo, the
great daily organ ot the Whigs. After thu
he conduc eel the Obwver, a leading S m
day paper, for over fifty 3 cars. He was
born in 1773, aLel had attained tho age ot
93. He aiA paragraphia at the age of
JG. He retailed all the faculties of his
mind to the last. '
1 square, of 10 lines or less, for each and every
ineettion, $1.
8pecial Notices will be chirgod $2 00 per equare
for each and every insortion.
All Obituaries and private publications of every
character are charged as advertisements.
MW No advertieemtnt reflecting upon privato
character can, under any circcvstaxcj s, Lo
Important Attn.
By request ami as a matter of public in
terest we publish the following acts passed
at the late Ecseion of tho General Afsem
bly :
ino the rnoxms and pirtctors is am.
Section 1st. 77 fi'enral Assembly of
North Carolina do enact, That all pejwer
now vested in tho Governor of the fctato
to appoint a proxy or proxies or Directors
to represent tho interests of the State in
any corporation or company in which thp
State has an interest, bo and tho tamo in
hereby revoked and annulled.
Sec. 2. That tho President of the Sen
ate and tho Speaker of tho Honso of Rep
resentatives aio hereby authorized anel em
powered by a paper writiug signed by
them to appoint all proxies aud Directors
in all corporations in which tho State ha
an interest.
Hoc. 3. All laws iu conlliot villi this act
are hereby repealed.
Sec. 1. This act shall be in force from
arul after its ratification.
Ratified the C'.h day of April, IsTl.
an act to provide a ciiEAr crr.vTirr.
Sec. 1. The General Assembly cf North
Carolina do enact, That any po son in
debtetl to another in a sum to bo sccureel,
not exceceling at tho time of executing the
deed herein provided for the sum of three
hunelred dollars, may execute a elceel of
trust, in form substantially that whioh fol
lows :
T. .- ... of tho r-nrmtir rf in tt-.r.
State of North
, of
Carolina, am indebted to
county, in said State, in
dollars, for which ho
tho sum of
holds my note to bo due tho day of
, A. D. 18 , and to secure tho pay
ment of tho same, I do hereby convey to
him these articles of personal properly,
to wit : '-.
But on this special trust, that if I fail to
pay said debt and interest on or before
the day of , A. D. 18 , thou
ho may sell taid property, or so much
thereof as may bo necessary, by public
auction for cash, first giving twenty elays
notice at three public places, ami apply
the proceeds of such sale to tho discharge
cf said debt and interest on the tame, aud
pay any surplus to me.
Given under my hand and seal this
Jay of , A, D. 18-.
seat. I
Sec. 2. That such eleed of trusthall bo
gootl to all intents and purposes, when tho
same shall be duly registered acaording in
the present provisions of law: J'rorii ,,
nevertheless, the probate fee of tho Prob.it.
Judge iu such casc-s shall bo only t -r
cents, and the fee of tho Register shall lo
twenty cents, aud no other fee or tax shall
bo tluo tjn aceouut of the tame.
Sec. 3. This act shall bo iu force fiv:n
and after its ratification.
Ratified tho Gth day of April, 1871.
The Presidential Campaign.
Tho New York World has been ftixminc
up the candidates for President and Vie
President of these United Staff a at tho r-n-suing
election. It pays :
Somewhere about a hundred candidates
for tho Presidency are already in tuefielei.
Tho country newspapers aro writing up
tho notable men of their respective locali
ties, in tho hope that their suggestions
may take root in somo of tho coming na
tional conventions. Tho following may bo
mentioned among tho leading statesmen
whoso names are being canvassed in con
nection v.ith tho Democratic nomination :
Governor Hoffman, John Quinoy Adam,
General W. S. Hancock, Governor En
glish, Michael C. Kerr, M. C, of Indiana:
Thomas A. Hendricks, Charlt.1: Francis
Adams, Senator Thurman, General Frank
P. Blair, Robert C. Winthrop, Governor
Haight, of California ; Justice Stephen .1.
Field, Justico David Davis (a quasi Re
publican), George n. Pendleton, George
W. Cass, of Pennsylvania, ami John W.
Garrett, President of the Baltimore anil
Ohio Railroad.
Tho Radical candidate rt put forward by
their partisans and admircrH aro legion.--President
Grant, of course, heads tho list .
Amonj tho others aro Charles Sumner,
Speaker Blaino, Vice-President Colfax.
General Logan, Genera! Schenck, Senator
Morton, General Butler, Wm. E. Evarts,
Secretary Bontwell, Senator Wilson, Gen.
Banks, Governor Geary, Horace Greeley,
Fred Douglass. General Sherman. General
Meade, Bcii. Wado, Senator Harlan, Wm.
D. Kelley. John A. Bingham, and Jame.a
A. Garfield.
The names proposed for tho Revenue
Reform ticket for President, s,o far, aro
ex-Sccretary J. D. Cox, and Gov. B. Gratv.
Brown, of Missouri.
The Labor Reformers hold a National
Convention in October, and aro expectrd
to put in nomination either George W.
Julian or Wendell Phillip.
in connection witn i;ie ice-i'resiueney
the Democrats already suggested are Gen.
Henry W. Slocum, Govern r Walker, of
Virginia; Herschel V. Johnson, of Georgia:
and John UaLcock, of TYxa-. TJim Radi
cal candidates aro Gov. Alcorn, of Missis
sippi ; Senator Powell Clayton, ex Senator
Revels, Governor Bullock, of Georgia ;
Governor Holden, ex-Governor Ward, of
New Jersey ; Secretary Robssou, Senator
Frelinghuysn, and Jamt:; L. Orr, of South
Te deunas were sung ou Sunday iu the
German Catholic Churches, of New York,
and special services wero held in tho
Lutheran Churches. Thero wag a general
illumination of German hous;ej on Sunday
night. The resolutions adopted at the
great New York jubilee cn Monday are to
be sent to Bismarck and the president of
the Reichstag. Tho resolutions congratri
late the German people upon the conclu
sion cf peace, the disarming of the enemy
who prevented German unity, t.'ae union
of tho North and South German States,
tho possession of the Reichstag elected
by universal suffrage, and express con
fidence that Germany will provide for in
valids, widows and orphans, and promise
assistance from this conntry, and trust that
the people of Germany will repulse, with
the same strength used against a for2i?n
enemy, any . attempt by tho rulers lo
abridge their right, nnd express the hope
tha Ahacc and Lorraine wiil bti woa bat-k
to Fatherland, nnd that an hIIuocm snny
bo fe.rmed with the'Uuited States when
fco many Germans have found dw Iioiup.
Th Philadelphia volunteer lirn compa
nies are disposing of their engines and
hoPo cariiugis t' cornpaoies iu the intert
or of Pennsylvania.
Fan Frauci-co has 807 iu.iu;;f.etiiriUf ,
establishment, employing ai i'v -
capital of $15,583,000. L " ;
The National Guard tf New Jersey-will
havo a six days' encampment at Cap May. !
cr Long Branch this Summer.

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