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is made, will be charged in exact propor
For announcing a candidat o any ofiec
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- -.- Marriage. Obituary Notices, &c., wrHI hr
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- - , 4r-dn(ed in, or they will no. ..ppear.
Familiar -Oonversation8,
"Ah, Mr. 1+'itor, I wish' to adver
tiso by the -yoar in your.ope.r. ' hat
{ will four squares'cost ?"
-"Fifty dollars, sii-."
"Fifty dollars ! Why, I used . to
get it fu.t thirty, before the .war. I.
can't pay any more now-there is, no
justiec or reason in such high prices."
"Very well, -si;, if you don't like
the price, let alone. - I wish to b* a
pair of.good sewed shoes. What is
-the price ?"
"Six dollars, sir-a very nice arti
Ahem ! what was the price of such
shoebefore the .war ?"
I ! ntwo and a hajf to three dol
la.t 1iyeverything in our line, you
t >Q, is higher now.
cas, air.' I lave .you some coffee
and what is.the price ?"
"We havb very nice Java at fifty
"Fifty cents! WhMat was the price
before the war ?"
" From eighteen to twehty, sir."
"Well, Mr. Graspall, let mo' sep
some of your bleached shiihg.
What is the price of that '"
- "Bleached shirting is wQrth half a
dollar per yar.d, sir."
"IDid yoi't not formerly sell it at fif,
teen to twenty cents per yard r'
'Yes, sir; but, as I before remark
ed, everything in our lino is higher
than formerly."
"ell sir, I see I can't afford to
buy dry goods and grocerigo ; but I
ant obliged to have some ftpur, bacon
and corn. What' are those articles
worth ?"
"Flour is from sixteen to twenty
dollars pex barrel ;, corn, onp dollar
and a half per bushel, and bacon tiven
ty-cight.cents per pounfl."
")on't you remeiber when 1 ad
vertised for you for thirty dollars, you
said flour at $5 per batIel, corn at 60
cents, per bushel and baecu at 14.
cents per pound .?"
"WVell, yes, I believo s'."
"llow then, do jou expeit me to p.ay
from one to two hundred per oet. ad
vance on former prices and not raise
wny rates ?" "
"Well, I don't know, Mr. EditQr;
Sbut it does seem to mae your prios'aru
very extortionate." ! -
Readgr, .the above is no fancy
sketch ; nor does it' apply to mer
Chants alone.
"Ilello l is the Editor i%?!'
"Yes, walk in, Mr. Muggins-take'
a seat, sk. ' 1
"I just called to see about taking a
paper, Squire. What aro,they going
at now ?"
"Four dollars a year, sir."
. "Four dollbrs I why, I never he4rd
of such extortiou "
'6Well, Mr. Muggins, I understaid
yon.have seine whoat-what do you
a-4k for it ?"
"Three dollars a igstel,.sir."
"1 also want some bacon; hat is
the priec " -"
"'T woet-eightt cents per, pound,
"I wish, likewise, to got sotue corn
tnd fodder-what are the p};ie's of
those articles ?" '
"Co'rn,is.a'4o1lar and 'a ilf.per
hushel, 'and fodder idola apd a half
per owt. But hol4o -~.let us.:settle
thatne wspaper-uifair. ,' 6't, you. let
meihavet for l's,thanumr tiellatf.?
Y do not see any g',,' io askmg~
more than yoit did . l-hc
wga two dollars, T .
(Elditor somewh t exa tod.).. '14
thu,nder you don4t I~ 1 'b'oely
bolight wheati-a6 a doUptr a' .bpieh
you now ask tbre& ,lpu$0a6
at 12}--now otl eh L
corn at from Oto a a
dollet and ab ie
50'onts per owt - 6 o .4
,Andpo onUtteen ~ h.
Lot uts lqokt a$.the~
of the thing. -Mu
pay in pr'odweo al QJ'v(cu. ThIs
you decline to do, because it would
take two bushels of wheet, which
you estimate at six dollars. - It
would take four bushels of corn, which
at- the present price, would amount to
six dollars.. It would take 400 lbs.
foddet- for which yon now ask six dol.
"Hold on, Squire-dop't go any
farther. Here are four dollars; pqt
down my name. I find editors are
not,.after all, so. unreasonable as some
of the rest of. us.--Athens (Ga.)
SLouii.Y WVOUNDED.--A man by the
name of Dr. Ridley, who lives fifteen
miles from bfscon, made an assaltlt with
a knife upon Mr. Dow, the watchman
of the Stubblefield Hoitse, on Tuesday
night, and. cut him badly in one of his
Thp doctor, from all we can learn, is
a respectable man, and - has always
borne a po'aceable 'character.
It sppears he had visited Macon en
busines,. but gett4ng to drinking, had
becoie crazed with liquor, and in that
condition had visited the Stiblefield
Ioise, a, a lato.hour, and getting'into
a 'tiflicllty with Dod', attempted to kill
hini with his knife, cutting him'quite
seoverely, if not dangeroui y.
' After cutting. DQw, tJie doctor broke
into the chamber of a,gentleman naWned
Batde, who was lying in bed.. After
asking Mr. Batti who he was, and
being answered, said he intended to kil
him, and sde sev?ral stabs at'Lim..
Very ftrtut ately for Mr. Battle, Ridley
overreached ' himself, the blade gf tte
knife entering the lieadbonrd, .a few
inches b4ond. his head. Had it not
been for this. lie would: most certainly
have killed' Battle'.
It did not take MI r. Battle long to get
out of t lie .room, but endeavoring to,
pull the door to, to keep Ridley in un.
til he could be secured, the latter pulled
the door suficiently opea. tp niake an
othe'r stab at. Mr. Itttle-the blade of
the knife being driven with considera.
ble force. between the fore finger and
thunib of the right hand, emaking ar
ogly and'psinful wound,
Mr, Battle's cries' brought his'son,
who was sleeping in another room, to
his avistance, and .he. seeing,the peril
of his father, kiocked 'Ridley down and
threw hiiiself upon him, and after .beat
ing litn sevet4ly, secured'him, and turn
ed him ' ovr,'to 'Assistatn Marshal,
"Black" Johnsoi,' who, took him -to the
guard house.
Dr. Ridley .Was the [email protected] psed up
man we have ever seen., His head was
bruised, one aye completely .closed' up,
alid the other badly booged, and his
whole face bruised and swollen. . Be is
an old man, but apparently gery ah
letic; an'd w'e suppose it was necesaary
to thus batter to secure him, as he is said
to have fought like a tiger.
Mr. Battle, after having a few mo
ments conversation' with D;. Ridky
yesterday moining, refused to prosecute
lhin, iut Mr Dow had A warran*ta
ken out for him, and the aceused was
admitted to sail to await an extimina
tion into the case.-Macon TlegrapA.
A TsEFUL itNT.-A subscriber at
West Farmingdale writes'ts as follows:
"A, tin tube, mide' like a ayphon, driv
en into the veaaf a barn). Of winj or
cider, and tite othSr insert vial
of wvater, will prevent shqfr
.tema a arrl,wtlei ie gas' em
throngl-the.water... Mtak the barre
,oiherwise ,igi. , the~ elder'-or
-vibe is don. e ~i5he water 16 she,
onettIj will cease' bub g. A retSiroa
Fheo filing- up ati -.r Is no 16*s. -I
hate tried it.'.5 W, will only add thiat
it can he upado by tita ll plate work2 r,
,nd wlhig 9Qce esa op 'always
kept for It~t gees.e ,ange.
~&qi,nil learne' fromt's
gent set nearI plaoe
fadeAlaensa- t 1,200
Tea,rrotn .South
4 as4-throu~gh thes
The Stateinent of.a e on whioh Surrdtt
was Arreted:
The foreign news by the cable, given a
few dos ago, stated tat the man who gave
the infordtation which lead 'to the arrest of
Surrat Is a Frenc.h Canadian named 8t.
14arie lie was f'mrmerly a Union soldier.
and afterwards served in the Papal Zonaves.
Both lie and Surt-at, it is alt6ged, were' in
Jove with the sase lady in Washington, and
St. Marie batrYel Surrat through jealousy,
The fdllowing is said to be the aflidavit of
St. Marie, on which 8Smratt was arrested
while servlagAs a Papal ovave. It will
be seen the traitor-to his: swears not
only to all he pretends 't, t to
what he believes nd Jmagi . He tdso
argues a litile
"I was lhing in Maryland, at a swall
villge called E:llangowaw,-or Little Texas,
about twenty-Sve or thirty miles from Balti
pore, where I was eng as tenoller for a
period of about tive mat.. I then and
there got acquainted with Lewis J.. Weleh
man and John H. 8urrst who came to
that locality to pay a vi to the perish
priest.. At that first inter ew a great deal
was said-about, the war and lavery, the sen
timents expressed by thesetwo individuals
peing more than seoessioniet In the course
of thoconversation, I rim r 8urratt to
have said that President In would oer
tainly pity for all the ment were slain
during the war. . About a i after I re
moved to Washipgton, at t instigatIon of
of Welobman, and got a' a ion se 'tutor
--,.here he was himrel gaged. Sur
ratt.visited us weekly, and e offered to
sene me Seiuth but I deolin " I did not, ra.
main tpor thant sonth at. ington, not
being ab),e to.ape with W' . n, and en.
listed ibthe av of the ,. as stated
in >y frst itetib to General
King. I. have '' , .Italy, at a
small towp sU4' Vtlet e is now
ktown undy the ame of J atson., I
recognized him, efore he e himself
'known to t. .told .ht ely, 'You
are John Sti the pe a e known
in- Maryland,' akn I he. ws,
and Yeged me to p th t.. Af
ter dotue oonv w e un
Ffortanate a,. fres
ident blocoln, and these we his words:
'damn the -Yatkees, they save killed my
mother. But I haye done them as .much
harm as I could. 'We have killed . Lincoun,
the niggers' friend.t He then'ssit, speak
leg of his mother s- Iad t not been forne
Nad that. cwand Weletman my mothaer
would be living aow. It. tys fear that
made hint speak; h 4adei ht tongue,
there was np danger (b lin. Bet if I.4ver
return to Atmerica and meet him elsewiere
I shall kill him.' He'then said -e was in
the secret wervice of 'the South, and Weich.
man, who.,*s n some departwent there
used to stes copies of the dospatohes. and
foryard thtm to him and thence to Rioha
miad- Speakig of the' murder, he said
they had acted snder the ordereof men who
are not yet bbown, tome of whom are still
ie New York and ethers in London.' I am
aw that money has been sent to him yet
from Tondon. When I left Canada, he said,
-I hid but little money, but I had a ~letter
for a grty in London.. I was in disguise,
with dyed hair and false beard ; that party
sent inc to a hotel, where he 'told me to re.
main till I woulo hear; from him ; after a
few weeks he came and proposed to me to go
to Spain, but. I declined, and asked to go- to
Paris.' He gave him seventy pounds, wil
with a letter of inradsotion to a part,y
there, who sent hie heyu to Rome, where
l'e joined the Zotav'es. ZIe says tie can
get, money in Rome at any timo. I believe
he is protemted by the clergy, and thatt the
murder wms the reailt of. a 'deep laid plot,
not only against the life of 'President, Lin.
coln, but againsi. the existence of the re.
public, as We are aware that priesthood
and royalty are,' and alwaye haie been, op,
posed to liberty.' That suh . mon as Sur
ratt, Booth, Weihmna sad .othors, should
of their own accord. plan and execute th
infernal plot which rasalted in the death o
President Lincoln., Is impossible. There ar
others behind the curtain who hpve to makt
these scoandrels nct. I. e also askei
him if-he ,knew Jefferson 'vis. He. sali
not. but he had acted under instructions o
persons undet his imatediateorder-. Beini
esked if Jefferson Mavis had anything to di
with'tlieassassination, heseidl 'I am not go,
-rng to tell you.' Mly impression ii that. It
brought the order froms Richmond, as. he
.Was in thes habit.of goIng there weekly, He
mnus krwished thd othe--e to do it,- -fo
wb 1tetet tool place he told tuo l'e Vs
in Ne York, prepared to A1y t4e soon. .th
deed wats dene. Hie says he does not regre
what, bas taken blade,. and t.hat he' will visi
Ne#Yogk in sycar or.tlwo, is- Ihere is
heary sing6tAthere. wto:bad mitoh t
do with t, Rcth, and he i *urprised thi
tye &1b bten' anspeosed! This Is th
-eo truth'of wbst,I know about.'Surratt
Mvv*qiu uo lear-n. ,eingi afrAid'i
aw ~ Ioon,a-nftherI I d
(tflSG60 there were but'eighity eheel
i'Mlttneeot. no* %1hare -are oiver fir
hmuiaIed ,I. ,ThiM P4tl is ad
zwibly ee~~Aio.p raI%ing
A toMANcE.-A short paragraph appears
in a late London papes which could be easily
worked over into a first class sensatidn ro
mance of real lfe. The pith of the story is
about as follows: ..
A young Trinity graduate, smart; clever
and fast, was diaowned by his parents, but'
his address and aecomplishments secured.
him a handsome situation, as a correspon
denco elerk..in, an infnuentigl Liverpool
Irm, where his efficiency soon brought both
an lnot ease of pay and of his own responsi
bilities. At length, htowever, the "Old
Adam" asserted itself, and in order to cov
er his personal extravagancy, the young
man helped himself to his employer's cash
to the extent of ?8,000.
He, of course, himself eloped. and all the
Ingenuity of the detective officials could not
discover his whereabouts. In the mean
time, the fugitive went to Amerivn, and (as
afterwards transpired) engaged himself to a
well known dry goods merchant of New
York, with whom he remained until the out
break of the Amrerican war. His master
being an ardent pntrfot offered to advance
handsome sums of mmey to any of his clerks
who would volunteer for the war, and the
hero of this brief narrative was one who
accepted the offer He went through some
of the aeverest lfrushes of the campaign
without receiving a wound, fought. at Fred
ericksburg, Fair Oaks and other places and
held a suborditate command during Sher
man's great march.
- At the, close'of the struggle he fellin love
with and married a wealthy young widow of
one of our Federal Generals who was killed
at Gettysburg. After their marirge the
young. lady wished to visit Engl.ni, but
there was one little difficulty in the way
the ?8,000 Ultimately, however, it was
decided*that the wisest course would bo to
return the amount, and to the delight of
thtiLiverpool firm. they reelved the amount
with five per cent. interest, from the date
of the cashier's plopement.
THis GR rAT MYSTKR.-The body is
to die ; so much is certain. What lies
beyond ? No one who passes the
charmed boundary comes back to tell.
Thg imagination visits the realm of sha
dows=-sent out from some window in
the soul over life's restless watefs.- but
wings its way wearily bnck, with an
ulive leaf in its beak as a token of
emerging life beyond'the clbsely bend
ing horizon. . The great, sun comes atnd
goes in the heaven, yet breathes no
secret of.the ethereal wilderness; tle
Crescent moon cleaves her iiightly pas.
saQe across the earthly deep, but tosses
overboard no message, and displhys, no
signals. The sentinel stars challenge
:ch other as they walk. their iigltly
undo, but we catch. no ayliable of their
countersign .which gives passage to the
heaver.ly camp. . Between this and the
other life is a great Fiilf fixed, across
whic'h neither eve nor foot. can travel,'
The gentle frien'd, whose eyes we clos
ed in their last sleep long years ago,
died with rapture in her wonder astick
en eyes, a snile of ineffatble joy'upoTi her
lips, and hands folded ovor a -triumphant
heart, but her lips were past speech, and
intimated nothing of the vi4ion that
euthralled her.-Appeal.
GiNa QuzsyToN.-The following i. the
order under which flogging is prohibit
ed'tn North Carollns. It' is found in a
communication dated Headquarters, Post
i of'Ntwhern, December 13, inst.:
V. Corporeal punishment shall not
be inflicted upon any person other than
a minor, and then only by' the pitrent,
r gitardian, teacher, or one of whom said
r minor is lawfully hound by indenturo of
apprenticeship. Nor. shall any person
be sold to servicn a9 a punishmnt for
f crime or for other canse, by anlv an
thority whatever. .(G. 0 No. 1, Par.
XVIII, Headquarters Depart:meut Swit
Carolina, JnTuary 1st, 1886 ) .
VI. The laws of' the States. respinc
ti vely, in this Departmenr, delning and
r gunishing vagrancy, applicablu to whimte
I persons, may be eniforged against -al
p tersonia; neverthelesus go one, who shi
h av.e u'sed rekeenabid siligeneea to oh
tain employment, or. aba be iina bh
) 'o work by ressga o ifGrmist, shell b4t
tdeem.d a yngrant. (0G. .fo. A Par
'XIHI ,IlHeadpqrt,ers ,aiartment, u
Or,o BUT JOL,L,,---JohteIltI, of tgan
Muilts, New Jersey, fs one hupdrod a see
enteeairs eld. Ife has been bll~s seven
tot bu isotherwise nU
* s -e ts and physical faout
tattends Lhe Mle.h*dist
6 hay beehan a aaembhns~ao$m non
Gl:NTi.l: ANNA AoAx.--The Bo.toa"
correspondent of the Lo.uisville Couri r
went to hear Miss Anna Dickinson he
ture, and was impressed. Hear what.
the gallant youth says of the fair
And that remin(Th me, I went to see
and henr Anna Dickinson deliver 4cer
new lectti-e, which she calls "The Ne.
jected Stone," hut I am unable to dis
cover the relation which the lecture hold
to its title. But Anna is a sprightly
!ittle cuss, and has a voice that would
cha,rhi the birds ofT the i)mshes5. For the~
benefit of your fair.correspondent. "Kcn
tucklenne," I will describe her' costtne
in full.. Striw colored-silk, with 'bltck -
lace trimniiur arnumd her neck and
down to the waist in front ; diamond on
left hand fingtr ; hair short inld bshy.
Taken as a whole. she was exceeubngly
nice and pretty. I don't care if she (lil
pet Fred. Dottglass, she is prety, by.
jingo I She hurled hr r jecetd houidr'
at. the audience as graicully as Da;id
sitng his little snoothIi stoye Att the ginit.
She was severe on President Johnson,
comparing 1lim to all the tyrants ot anv
standing inl ancieit or mod-rn history.
She told about Dick Taylor's niakin
Union men dig their own graves, and
about ,Burh Blackburns !hnotini two
little Union girls. She bronght up t ho
God send for the IRalicas, the New Or,
leans riots, also the Memphis massacre
of school innrus. In1 short, she lied Iike
the -devil. She vindic.nted Contgres',
and pointted o1tt. the only ntod'r of recot:
construction, et', etc , etc.
I left, wondering how at hum;ul fimaln
could he.so beauntiftl and - bewi'.cling,
and tell such whoppers.
}W u'".rr Tiln' t !tn..
SAYS.- Mfl.1 Birolow'y-pyto.l
Sewarl's big cipher dtespatch (per A
lartic Cilble) was rcceivcd ::t' t y
morning, .and this is s:aid to h,- tho
wholc of it, nearly
'1-In' an, ver to a( verl:il eu'n:ni ni'':.
tiotr, the Mtinister of 'orei!n( Aair-,
M. Monstier, writes me to-day th:!
lVranco has nut .hplchgci her resul>ition
but that ulion military consideratito'.
she has delaeme it expedient, to substi
tute one conprehei#ivo eciant i.) for -
an evacuation in separate' part,. All
of 'our troops wvill leave Mexico in the
month of larch."
* In shore ine're, this is abc ut ut(equn'i
alent to saying:. ".My dear sir, I :in
goin g to leave Mexico- l t I will c'~
when I and rc ad)lynot. before."
Cr.Assmit t.t o- Cor rx.-Tie
Committee of the.New Orleans Chmber
of Commerce .have.rvp -ort:l andi piu
lished tho followmug re' olutiotis
''hrefore, he it rcc/red, Th'Iat. be; e
arrer the clisiticafilim of 0ot '~n in this
narket shall be in ectif'rctitv to the.
L,iv( i"poo'l c)assiention, and gn'iotationcs
shall be imade mi(d puhished in : (,r"
danibe twi t i .i
A IRso/trd. 'It j the satpile of c:(i
grade, as selected by the commiitee and
deposited wli the Seeretary of i
Chbnnher of (ommec-re,' he i i ithey
hereby dlech:ired tIh'e criterion of the I;
erpool.tlhssitte:ti n. -
T%nRIrrdAl, l,ovi:nint t.:x-rs tc -ru
Sot:rh.-T'h.lrald's \Vashiig.ton cor
responident.ays: .
Th .ris an evi - utrio i rtton i
the pit of l aiiica(Is to push t h-ir re--n
.struc!ion poi"y to th *-liot. of brin
t.he States; l:tel.v in rhelion dow-ti to
the conitiocn oif.tcrritotiest, andtc organ.'
tze them anlew into Stacte. G -overtnmetts
Tcuis mciy not be aicC-ompi1lished jiimedi
at, ly ,- it rverreri, *ng that. ilha umove(
ii.nt*--will. tit id s is the' conifident opini
ion1 of thu- lighiRtiadical pojiiona . -
floWo &ptrZ a a.Ps-rp. .---'h h
folfoirig y et-- tge rlsaotdb
rtlio deerld"ieefstetk Club,' 4
JItfe ' . at ne't you' ha've, L.o bt'ollTAL~
stc ste#k -
-(GonJ opal, ct ptuy . nor 'mOn,eut heave, '
'llh)o loan.5)'s qulieard-het so the t'at
Thepiif t~i c hed.iejul receive,
I i -it~~ P1E,M ae it.. Ofyour men 2~~
all%. .se~arva c At.

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