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;;?.i".';.. Pir r ( .. X. C. i October. :l-r, is;s. .Mi;. Kpitoi:: I have watched with great anxiety tin- oniric of agriculture in our State for the las: it'll years; and J have lvad with pride, of its unsurpassed agricul tural, mineral, and manufactui ing resources f earnestly looking for ward tu the time, when, by devel oping those resource-', we should raise it such a degree of pefcetion, as would rival the most progressive of our slstrr States. Having cat mv lot with the agricultural class of our country, I am especially in terested in its success; and mark with great concern any backward tendency, on the part of those with whom J have joined hands in the work. Such a tendency might have been noted in our late State Fair in the lack of cntcrpriz?, or public spiritulness on the part of the farmers. The machinery depart ment was well tilled in every branch. The manufacturing men generally, showed no lack of industry in dis playing their products. Kvcn that, modest class who plead with such tender sympathy the cause of our overworked women, the sewing machine-man was there, displaying with wondeiful art the unparallel ed superiority of his machine. While but for the unceasing labor of the Commissioner of Agricul ture, the agricultural products of the greater portion of our State wi-u.d not have been at ail reprc ivn'cd. We therefore cannot be two grateful to Co!. Folk for his zeal and energy in our cause. The time will soon come when his de partment will be deemed indispen sii le by all who feel an interest in the welfare of our State; and sure ly no man can bo found to till the olliv-e of commissioner so well as ;!;.- present encumbent. Notwithstanding1 the manv long and valuable articles printed of late on sheep husbandry, be it said to our siume, not a decent specimen was to be seen on the grounds. In the name of our manhood and State pride let up arouse ourselves and do better. S. H. Southern Mineral Deposits. The lavish freedom with which nature has strewn the subsoil of the givat South with all the metals and minerals that conduce to the con venience and luxury of mankind, is beginning, though at somewhat of a late hour, to be appreciated, and we are glad to see that a disposition is now being manifested to heed the repeated appeals the South has per-i-tcntly made to Northern capital ists to give their attention to the favorable opportunities for invest ment in mining property close by itiat is now open to them. The Standard a reliable journal published in Abingdon, Yu., re marks : As an example of what may be accomplished in a brief period, we made mention a month ago, that Mr. Wood C. Dollens, of Kentucky, a practical geologist of twenty years experience, passed through Abingdon on his vvav to Ash county, X. C, which lien. C!ingman has olten pronounced the richest territory of its size on the globe. This week he passed through Abingdon again on his' way to i'iiiladelphia, New York nd Bos ton, loaded with rich stores of mineral specimens. In these thirty davs. within thirtv miles of our town, he has discovered, located and made contracts for the pur ehase of extensive deposits of cop per, silver, mica, asbestos, agalma tolite and nickel. The specimens examined by the writer, and which lie was assured were average were very beautiful. The copper from KIk Knob, on the main fissure of 'he vein running from Ore Knob to Haektown, consisted of massive stilplmrets running from twelve to J hirty per cent. The argentiferous gneiss was epial to any the writer has seen from Xevada but more -asilv worked, owing to the decom p -sit ion of the rocks, and would. Ield from ten to over twenty per cent. of metal. The mica and as betos were of the linest quality, while the agalmatolite was superior to that long known deposit east of the Sierra Xevada, and requires no rolinemcnt in preparing it for market. These and other deposits of the wonderful Pdue Ridge plateau of North Carolina mav all be made tributary to the interest of our town, unless she permits the enter prise oi other towns to diert them to Other points, as in tlx past. A narrow gauge railroad is now about to be built by seven hundred con ricts which Cov. Vance is soon to set to work upon it, from Hickory, on the Western .North Carolina Railroad, through Lenoir, Watauga Gap and Sugar (Jap, to the State line at Slate Cap. This road is ex pected to be completed within twelve months, and it will then re main only for the enterprising men of Johnson and Washington coun ties to complete the short distance from Slate (lap to Abingdon. A glance at the map is the best argu ment in its behalf. Bene. A correspondent from one of the lower counties writes us as follows: "There has been raised in small quantities in this section of the State for a number of years a spe cies of grain known as I5ene; it is of no commercial value, however, being only grown to be consumed by the producer. When parched it is palatable, and is often put in candy. Last year I raised a little, but sold it to a country merchant, who again sold it to a candy manu facturer in Savannah, Ga., it is more oily than the pinder or ground nut, and as it grows well in this latitude, and as our soil is well adapted to its growth, I think there should be opened a market for all we can produce. Can you tell where such a market is to be found I"" Bene is an Arabian plant, and is extensively used in the diet of those Eastern people, who have great faith in its fat-producing proper ties. It is exceedingly oily and mucilagenous both in the plant and the seed. The leaf when green if steeped in cold water, will make a mucilage almost as thick as jelly, and this mucilage is a capital med cine in diarrlnea and dysentery. The oil of Bene is used as a laxa tive, and is said to be p referable- to castor oil, as it is tasteless. It has the peculiar virtue of never be coming old in taste, and after be ing kept long enough to make other oils rancid, it comes quite palata ble, and makes an excellent salid oil. In Egypt lcme is fed horses. In Central "Africa it is a chief article of diet among the negroes, and was brought thence to the Southern States. In our boyhood days Bene was as common upon the market as were pinders, and there seems to be no reason why it should not be again grown largely and profitably. Dr. V. P. Porch er, in his South ern Fields and Forests, says that twenty bushels per acre is a medi um crop, and that about twenty live per cent, of the seed is pure oil. Besides being eaten, are be ing eaten, are being used for lu- bncating purposes, the oil is inval uable for making soap. I hen why should it not be grown largely in South Carolina? If the farmers of the low country will only grow it in sufficient quantities to make the manufacture of Bene oil an object, there will surely spring up a de mand for the seed. But the seed must be grown in quantities before a commercial demand will be crea ted. "We say, then, prepare to plant Bene next spring. Plant on cotton beds, one foot to each plant on the bed. Grow the seed and put them on the market; somebody will discover a wav to utilize them. Many days ago (along about wa ermelon time, according to the ex act and truthful Sentinel) there encamped in the romantic Chase woods at Milwaukee a band of Gypsies, on their way to some far county from the burial of Queen Matilda. In Milwaukee there lived to groan and groaned to live a small, shrewd boy, whose ambi tion was to posses ten dollars. This small boy had observed the atten tions paid to his sister by a well-to-do old bachelor, and how to utilize the old bachelor's acquaintance be fore relationship was the puzzle But the small boy arose and went Xo the Givpsy camp and there un folded his plan to a red-shawled, blackeyed daughter of the tribe. The Gypsy ambushed the bachelor, told a part of his fortune, and so worked up the unsuspicious gen tleman that he planked down 20 to hear what fate had in store for him in pressing his suit to the small bov s sister. Behind an oak in the romantic-woods the Gypsy and small bov two hours afterward divided the spoils, and that very evening the bachelor was sent to kingdom come bv the heartless larvnx of the small bovs sister. Myst2ries of St Louis Beer. The case of ( : ra 1 again Chrig occupied the whole dav i Judge Wickham's court yesterday, and was not concluded. A number of number of witnesses were cam ed. and the whole history of brew ing was unfolded from the earliest ages down to the present time. It is a mistake to .-uppoe that lager beer is made from nops ami malt exclusively. n the contrary, rice, corn, and other ingred'ents" enter largely into its manufacture. A recent investigation at Milwaukee showed that nearly all the large breweries there use immense quan tities of rice and corn in making beer; one firm used about seventy thousand bushels of corn per month another three hundred bushels, and other? used from live thousand to fifteen thousand pounds of rice per month. In St. Louis these and other materials are use in making beer, but not to the same extent, and this may account for the pres ent superiority of St. Lou's beer. The present trial developed the fact that some of the enterprising brewers of the city have been sell ing beer of their own manufacture under the name of imported beer, the consumers paying a higher price for beer with a foreign name than for the home-made article. It It seems that Bohemia pronounces the best hops in Europe, and a place there called Budweis turns out the star beer of Bohemia. It is largely consumed in Vienna, in Prague and other cities, and has a world-wide reputation. cry little of it ever comes to America, and the different brands of Budweiser sold here are all made in St. Louis some of it containing a small quan tity of imported hops, and some of it made of American hops, and some of it made of American hops, rice or corn and barley. St. Louis Globe-Democrat, Oct., To. The Rich Men of Memphis. T e Howard Association hag nearly $200,000 in hand; the mavor has about S0,000 ; the Citizen's Relief Committee has about o0,000 a grand total of $:J30,000. This sum of money is amply suflicient to feed the destitute people of Mem phis and the surrounding country until frost comes, if a few perquis ites arc cut down. A most serious drain on the commissary is the sup ply of the servants of rich people. These well-to-do citizens fled and left their houses in charge of black servants. But the majority of these house-owners left neither money nor provisions for the support of their help. The charity of the world has been called upon to keep our people from starvation. Men worth hundreds of thousands of dollars have left their property in charge of blacks, and never provi ded a dollar for their support. And yet, if the Citizens' Belie: Commit tee cut off the supplies from these servants of rich men, what in God's name will they do Theyfaithfully guard ihe property of their em ployers. If their employers do not feed them the Belief Committee must do it. There is no other al ternative. The committee cannot and will not see them starve. The "old man" begins to think there will be no dav of reckoning. The white men standing here to-dav are too few in number. Their reckoning won't count when the bovs come back home. To Make Geraniums Flower in Winter. There is perhaps no plant better suited for prolonged flowering du ring the winter months than the Geranium, if handled in the fol lowing manner: Procure young plants of the varieties you wish about the middle of Mav Put them in four inch pots, this being the best to keep them in for the next four months. Use well-decayed sod, adding about one-third cow ma nure. Mix thoroughly together; but do not make too fine, as the Geranium, delights in rather a rough compost. Place them in a shady situation, first putting about four inches of ashes under the pots. This will have the effect of keeping worms ami other insects out of the pots. Keep them on the drv side. as you do not want to encourage growth. Should any flowers appear, pinch them off ; also the icadmg shoots. to keep them in shape. Toward the end of September repot them in six-inch pots that is, six inches in diameter m the compost re commended above. They will now commence to grow freely. About the 10th of Ootober put them in their winter-quarters, selecting the window where they will get most sun and light. Plants treated in this manner will llower the whole winter. Letter to Toronto Globe. The Captain on His Charge II-:: v fx- 1 It ' . : i T w cijaplani :, :)ui NY-v V-i; k Militia ii giniuit, atun-b'd a U -view la-t wvek. The 5 -. lelU about h:m a- follows : dpt. Henry Ward l.eecher, in full uniform, dashed up to the ar mory entrance at ':'. in the after noon, riding a spirited roan horse. He was accompanied by Staff Sur geon Watt and two others of the Colonel's staff. He handed his reins to his hostler and pa.-sed into the annorv. As he appeared in sight of the soldiers thev hammered the floor with their gun-, and the band struck up Aimee's favorite song. Prettv as a Picture." .Mr. Beecher wore" a cocked plush hat. over which danced a heavy black lume. One side of the liat was fastened up with a rosette, the other with a beaded velvet cross. The crown was encircled with a silk cord with gold km bs for ends. A high-breasted black coat of mili tary cut, black pantaloons, corded with velvet, and mouse-colored glows completed the dress. Mr. Beecher wore a Captain s epaulets, and carried a showy swoid at his side. His iron-iira v curling locks. which seemed to have been treated to pomade, hung over his coat col- lar. He Was Kind to His Mother. Bed Kenner who was recently killed near Cherry Creek, bv the fall of a horse, was a wild and reck less desperado, and lived in the mountains of Nevada for a number of years. His hand against every body and everybody's hand against him ; but he never forgot his old mother in the States ; and after selling his mining property down at Silver Beef for some .jo, 000 or 800,000 he took a trip home, pur chased his mother a nice and com fortable homestead and gave her nearly 840,000 to keep her from want in her old age, then returned to his wild mountain home with a light heart, knowing that his moth er was well provided for the balance of her days on this earth. In the mountains he returned to his wild career and soon met his death by violence. A Turkish Tribe. Last month a Turk, Kein Pasha, Governor of Banjaluka, with twelve wives, children and a guard of eunuchs, arrived in Vienna and took lodgings at the Hotel Daniel. Three wives were put in a room, with a guard of two eunuchs at each door. It took a whole day to complete the registration of the party at Police Headquarters. The most of the wives were real beau ties, wearing their raven black hair closely cut and dyeing their finger nails. Under Austrian law7 these ladies were entitled to their per sonal freedom, and the German re porter notively says, "If they only knew it.?' Each eunuch carried a gun on one arm and a baby on Ihe other. A Husband's Remorse. William B. Cooper, a nephew of the distinguished author, J.Fcnni more Cooper, committed suicide a few days since in New Ctretcht, L. I., by taking poison. In one of his pockets was found a paper signed by Cooper, saying life was a burden to him ; that hoThad been 'roped into a criminal infatuation for a woman, and asserting that his wife, who recently died quite suddenly, was poisoned by a party whose name is withheld, who had two accesso ries, all of whom are said to be wo men residing in Brooklyn, X. V. Cooper says that he did nothing to cause his wife's death except neg ecf. TuAixixrj a xi Pruxix;. Your constant attention to train ing and pruning is indispensible to secure well-shaped and thrifty trees. Do not allow suckers or unnatural shoots to draw from the parent tree the nourishment that naturally bo longs to it. These tender growths, ii nobbed off when quite young, nip in the bud the waste of nour ishment, that frequently ruins a whole year's growth, and stints in the outset some of your finest trees. These apparently small matters, if neglected, will not only disappoint the fruit grower, but will retard his returns in the way of cash, by robbing bis trees of one or two year's growth, and that, too, in a way by which the injury is a per manent one. Samuel Hope, in Plunt'T and Granjir.. Show us a model farmer and we'll bet ten to one that bis front yard isn't filled with agricultural implements. X-ot an imp in his front vard. Randolph County Fair. J. v. Fuller wis elected Pre;i.! nt fnrtiif nvxt year. lb- i a live man and a niI l j'.irmer. and we trut eve ry lannrr m thecvuruy will rn jrto with vv. in making it) fair yet m'r attr, lve and m"r proiitahh. W pi W0.-1I, b;t ?a:r.fV tbacc. V W I'eddiniT, b-t i n. A S llurcey, bt wh:t- w... V W Iieddiu:. IkM red wheat. V S Ilorney. best rye. V V Kediii:i4. b.?.t m:d ; t - r . Wtn Wotxl, bet Irh ;&t ' s VV V Ufddinir. b-.-St tumijts. I L Cox, best beets. A S Ibuney, be.t pumpk:nv W A Woollen. L .t chufas. Ivey Kerar. best draft hro. I C Fuller, btst hre. I .1 Hamlin, be-t cer. Ivey Keeia'):, bt tur k m ire and colt. ( II (tr:ivt'-i. bo-t e"Ik. Samtul Lowe, b-.si tr:;.r in lia-ne.-s. K I Keeraas, bst jiir mules. J X Wiuninhani. best single male. S H HaV, be.'t yoke oxen. M X Brewer, Kst bull. J C Fuller, best calf over 2 a-ad under 3 years. J A Blair. be?st calf over 1 and under 2 years. J A Blair, best calf under 1 yar old. J C Fuller, best sow and i.s. J C Fuller, best mi!eli cow. II A Vauwerry, best waon. Ii B Burns, bett buy. J E Walker, bt harness. J F Freeman, best bedstead. J F Free in in, best bureau. L I) Burkbead, best tinware. Ivey Kearns, best bacon hams. I) (I McMasters, best sack lljur. Ms s I) W Porter, best soap. Mi s E E Walker, be.-t anple j illy . Mis E B Kearns, best butter. Mrs M X Brower, best jvach and bei r J r 1 1 v . Mi.V (' McA'.if t r, bet cake. Mrs M N Ui'iw.'r, b --t pouud cake. Mis V. E Walka'; lv.t d orated cake. Mrs I) V Porter, l:t plate rolls. Mrs. E. A Molli't. best bed judt. Mrs Win Wo -d, bit double wove counto: p i::c. Jimcrax Agricultural Views. As you sow. sow -ball you ivap. .lest tuw. Dead beats abould be buried a.s soon a they turnup. To improve, bis farm the farmer must stir bis stumps. Potatoes and children need sprouting occasionally. Some folks peel them every day. Don't ride a free horse to death. It would make vou sore and lame for a week afterward.-. Bald headed butter still ! u 1 11 u the bluest price, notwithstanding the fact that hair ha- riz If dried apples are allowed to banir bv the lire too 0111? the worms will shrivel up and fall out. Don't pay 1,000 for a sheep when the same kind of mutton is selling at the market- for 10 cent? a pound. If some farmers would take as good care of their ciops as a hen does of hers it uld do well enough. The best pumpkin pies and healthiest crirls are raised in the country. Anvbodv can tell this so the minute he ta-tes of one the pics, we mean. There is nothing better calcu lated to preserve brotherly love neighbors than a fence that cows can't jump over or pigs crawl un der. On.r Jiuiiie Journal. Allret of Tux ex The State Auditor Satuidav received the following abstracts of listed tax- ables Pasquotank, by B. F. Overman, lcc ister of Deeds ; General taxes. 1,502. OS Special 1,02'J.OO School 4i 2,074.78 County " 12,442.o:; Yancey, by C. H. Eyrd, Uegister of IJ?eds. General taxes. Special School ' County Anson, bT P. of Deeds. General tax".. Sp2cil School County ' 3o2. 1 oo. 1 1,103.0:5 G,r:;j.So .1. Coppede, Register 2,039 40 2,077.02 :,277.S7 lo.Ois.irj Death T Hon. Hugh WucIrielS. Wiimlugtou tr. At the residence of his son, Hon. A. M. Waddell, in this city, on the even ing of the 2d inst.. Hugh Waddell calmly and peacefully passed to hi- rest, m his S'Jth year. The announce ment will carry sorrow to a very large circle of friend, for lie was known and honored throughout the Stab'dmt especially in this section will his death be most deeply deplored. Under the energetic d:recion of Mr. Gaither Hall, a prominent Hickory merchant and a zealous churchman, the Presbyterians of that eiterpriaing western town, have elected a hand some church edifice, at a cost, the Press says, of 2.00 ). The dedicating sermon was preached last Sunday by It3v. Ii. Z. Johnson, of Lincolnton. Mighty 1u: v- wt Mt . dinner-horn v: l)w ! I? L and iuo: sakrrd h ra 'hare it. It mus:k a:;! "Home .swvt Home," '' noon. I: ha., b.n listened t ;tu more rapturiM!. delite than rer any hand bam. Yu kan hear it fnrthur thanyu kan one iiv n hn.in s h will arrest . nun :.d bring him in ouicker than a shenlT's warrant, it kan uut-f t any other nose. It kauMi the di.;f to hear and the dumb ! -h':it for joy. fioriou old inlm m :ii ! lot!' mav vare lun? lat ! .K-h 1 Jdi.ii Dr. It 4H, r !!' rt a caw of small p ir 1 1 1 c k r y. Proper precaution have been tak n t prevent the uprrad of the di H'a.v. .lira Gren. the nr.udfrrr of x kervill', at HiinU t, a lew J.ir ao,ha Uen cmht. and it now oaun d m the WadeUro j nl. The gin house of Mi. Nanev Surrg-, near Atkinson's orv. in Kdgeeomb? eountv was .et on lire on Monday morning last, but the names, were discovered and extin guished before anv real damage was done. muscles shows a desire U escape and he i constantly looking in the direction of the door through which he entered. His entire body must be wet at internals, and should t lu be negleeted he begin immediately to manifest great uneasiness, his tle-h becomes feverish and his suf ferings cannot be allexialed until the water i- applied. ur voung friend, Charlie'll lib- .so, was transferred to the asylum on'1 last Wednesday. He hai leen ve ry much depressed and gloomy ever since the death of his lather, which occurred .omc time last summer. It is earnestly hoped that the treatment he will speedily re store him in bo ly and mind. -Concord Sun. Wilmington Kjview : While cha-ing a nimble revnard a few days ago, the horse on which Mr. Preston dimming was riding fell into an old well, which was proba bly dug during the war by some of the soldiers ceamped near this city. 1-ortunately. the horse was onlv bruised, and Mr. dimming escap ed unhurt, because of a llying leap which would make Dan ( astello or (Inasbional D m look to their lau rels. There is now in Louisville, Ken tucky, a truly mysterious and won eerful creature known as "the wild man of Tennessee." He is in the possession of Dr. D. i. Broyle, of Sparta, a town in the last-named State. The wild man was captured by means of a lariat in the Cum berland Mountains, af er a long chase, on the loth of September. He is known to have lived in the mountains for eighteen years, .stav ing in the water most of the time and subsisting on fish and roots. Close inspection' shows that hi whole body is covered with a layer of scales, which drop otl at regular periods, in the spring and fall, like the skin of a rattlesnake. He has a heavy growth of hair on his head and a dark, reddish beard about six inches long. His eves present a frightful appearance, Ic ing at least twice the size of the average-sized eve. Some of hi toes are formed together, which give his feet a strange appearance, and his height, when standing jkt fectly erect, is about six feet live inches. A nervou t witching of hi- A pious, namesake and contem porary, the Oakland (Cal. ) Times, prints in its current number a de lightful romance, of which what follows is the outline: An Oakland belle, admired for the symmetry and beauty of her teeth as well as for other attraction-, had the ill luck to stump the hem of her dress and shatter irretrievably the fore most of the front pearls. She went to a dentist, who looked overall hi stock of teeth, but could find not one to match. Next day there wandered to the dentist's, door a gentlemanly young Spaniard, fair to look upon, who had that kind of toothache known aa an empty pocket piled upon an empty stom ach. The Spaniard's teeth would match the lady's to a T. A bargain was struck, the Spaniard got 100 for his tooth and the lady once more appeared in public undisfig- ! ured. At a party, two years later, j a wealthy young bonanza king, j dark of hue" and minu3 a front j tooth, met the same young woman, i After weeks of acquaintance be 1 told how the loss of that tooth gave him the means of acquiring his first capital. The young lady blushed, acknowledged the soft impeachment, and the pair are now announced to appear in a church performance.