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THE C0NST1T0TI0M 0 FOUR FATHERS. 66 I A.M A. SOUTHEEN !MA.N", OF SOUTHERN PEESTCIPLES'-Ex-TJ. S. Senator Jefferson Davis. VOL. 53. TARB0RO N. C, FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 1875. NO. 16. GENERAL DIRECTORY. TAUBOUO'. Mato John Korfleet. Coxmissioxeks Benj. Norfleet, Joseph Cobb, U. 0. Cherry unci Georga Mathewson. Secritam asd Tbimubu Robert Whitehurst. CoxsTiBU J. B. Hyatt. Tows Watch Altimore Macnair, Geo. Bell aud James E. SioiomoD., . COUNTV. Superior Court Clerk and Probate Judge- H. L. Statob, Jr. -..., Register of Deeds A lux. McOabe. Sheriff Joseph Cobb. Robt. II. Austin. Surveyor John E. Baker. Standard Keeper P. 8. Hicka. School Examiners. n. H. Shaw, ffm. A. Duggan aud K. S. Williams. Keeper Poor House Wm. A Dugran. Commissioners Jno. Lancaster. Chairman, Wiley Well, J. B. W. Norvllre; Frank Dew, K. Exem. A. McCabe, Clerk. - MAILS. 4RKIVAL A7TD 'DEPASTURE OF MAILS NOKTII AND SOUTH VIA W. W. R. K. Leave Tarboro' (daily) at - - in A.M. Arrive at Tarboro' (daily) at - - 3 SO P. M. WASHINGTON MAIL VU GREENVILLE. FALKLAND AND SPARTA. Leave Tarboro' (daily) at 6 A.M. Arrive at Tarboro' (daily) at v - 6 P. SI. t X LODGES. The Nights tt4 tbe Place of Meeting. Concord-itAChapter No. 5, N. M. Law ience. High Priest, Masonic Hall, niouthly convocations first Thursday in evury month at 10 o'clock A. M. Concord Lodge No. 58, Thomas Gatlin, Master, Masonic Hal), meets first Friday night t 7 o'clock P M. and third Saturday at 10 o'clock A. M. tn every month.. Repiton Encampment No. 13, I. O. O. F., A. Heilbroner, Chief Patriarch, Odd Fel lows' Hall, meets every first and third Thurs day of each month. Edgecombe Lodge No. 50, I. O. O. F., J. H. Brown, N. G.,Odd Fellows' Hall, meets every Tuesday night. Edgecombe Council No. 122, Friends of Temperance, meet every Friday night at the Odd Fellows' Hall. Advance Lodge No. 28, I. O. G. T., meets every Wednesday night at Odd Fellows' Hall Zanoah Lodge, No. 235, I. O. B. B., meet on first and third Monday night of every month at Odd Fellow' Hall. Henry Morris, President. CHURCHES. Episcopal Church Services every Sunday 10 1-2 o'clock A. M. aud 5 P. M Dr. J. IS. at Cheshire, Rector. Methodist Church Services every li'.ird Sunday at night. Fourth Sunday, morning and night. Rev. Mr. Swindell, Pastor. Presbyterian Church Service every Sun day (except the 4th), Rev. T. J. Allison, Stated Supply. Weekly Prayer meeting, Thursday night. ' Missionary Baptist Church Services the 4th Sunday in every moith, morning and night. Rev. T. R. Owen, Pastor. Primitive Baptist Church Services first Saturday and Sunday of each month at 11 o'clock. HOTELS. Adams Hotel, corner Main and Pitt Sts. O. F. Adams, Proprietor. Mrs. Pender's, (formerly Gregory Hotel,) Main 8treet, opposite "Enquirer" Office, Mrs. M. Pender, Proprietress. BANKS. Bank of New Hanover, on Main Street, next door to Mr. M. Weddell. Capt. J. D. Cumming, Cashier. Ofilce hours from U A. M. to 3 P. M. EXPRESS. Southern Express Oflice, on Main Street, closes every morning at 9 o'clock. N. M. Lawrence, Agent. ' I HOTELS. GASTON HOUSE, South. Front Street, jVewbern, N. C S. B. STREET, Proprietor. YARB0R0' HOUSE RALEIGH, N. C. Cr. ELACI1TALL, Proprietor. B" Reference made to all travelling gen tlemen. , ATLANTIC HOTEL, lNorfblls:, R. S.DODSON, Proprietor. Board, First and Second Floors.per day, $3.00 Third and Fourth Foors. " 2.50 , Special terms for permanent boarders ROBT. H. ROUNTRE E, W. D. ROUNTRE.E, Late of North Carol ina. ot W llson, N. C ALBERT L. ROUNTREE, of Wilson, N. C. ROUNTREE & CO., UEXERAL Commission Merchants, 188 Pearl Street, Now York. Nov. 6, 1S74. tf yM. HOWARD, DHUG&IST DEALER IN DRUGS, PATENT MEDICINES, SeC, &C, cSsC. Next door to Mrs, Pender's Hotel, TARBORO, N C. GUAM), SQUARE & UPRIGHT PIANOS Have received upwards of FIFTY FIRST PREMIUMS, and are among the best now made. Every instrument fully warranted for five years. Prices as low as the exclusive use of the very best materials and the most thorough workmanship will permiu The principal pianists and composers, and the piano-pnrchasing public of the South espe cially, unit in the unanimous verdict of the superiority of the 8TIEFF PIANO. The DURABILITY of our instruments is fully established by over SIXTY SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES in the South, using over 300 of our Pianos. Sole Wholesale Agents for several of the princloal manufacturers of Cabinet and Par lor Organs ; prices from $50 to $600. A lib eral discount to Clergymen and Sabbath Schools. A large assortment of second-hand Pianos, tprices ranging from f 75 to f300, always on aand. Send for Illustrated Catalogue, containing the names of over 2,000 Southerners who h ive bought and are using the Stieff Piano. CHAS. M. STIEFF, Warersoms, No. 9 North Liberty St., BALTIMORE, M. D. Factories, 84 & 68 Camden St., and 45 fc 47 ferry St. June 12,-tf. g)lnR mm MISELLAfJEOUS. PAMLICO in ii ii COMPANY,? Tarboro, TV. O. or Capital $200,00000 :p: OPFICEKS: " HON. GEO. HOWARD, Presidkst. CAPT. JNO. S. DANCY, Vice Present? . JOSEPH BLOUNT CHESHIRE. JR., Sec retary and Treasurer. DIRECTORS: Hon. George Howard. Jesse H. Powell. Hon. Kemp V. Battle, Wni. 8. Battle, L'apt. John a. laucy Lapt. T. H. Gaihn, Matthew Wedde'l, Elias Carr, J. J. Battle, Joseph B. CofiBeU, Wni. M. Pippen, (. C. Farrar, V V John Norfleet, Fred. Philip.. ""--' John L. Bridgers, Jr., . THIS COMPANY INSURES Dwellings, Stores, Merchan dize, Farm Properly, and all classes of insurable property Against Less or Damage by Fire ! at local board rates. W All losses promptly adjusted aud paid. ORREN WILLIAMS, Supervisor of Agencies. Taiboro, March 19, 1875. tf Jas. E. Simmons, 3?itt Street EAST OF MAIN, HAS IS STORE AND for sale Wardrobes, Bureaus, Washstands, Writing Desks, Cane & Wooden Seat Chairs, Extension, Centre and Leaf Tables. Towel Racks, Rockers, Childs' Basket Chairs. ALSO A LARCE LOT OF J Beds, Mattresses c3 LOunges. All Cheap for Cash. 0 . B& UNDERTAKERS BUSINESS IN all its branches promptly attended to. JAS. E. SIMMONS. Tarboro, N. C, Mar. 20, 15T5. 3m Seaboard & Roanoke Kail Road. Office Supt. Trans., S. fc R. R. R. Co., Portsmouth, Va., Jan. 1, 1&15. On and after this date, trains of this Road will leave Weldon daily, (Sundajs excepted) as follows : Mail train at 4:00 p m No 1 Freight train at 4:00 am No 2 Freight train at 8:00 am ARRIVE AT PORTSMOUTH : Mail train daily at 7:15 pm No 1 Freight traiu at 12:00 m No 2 Freight train at 4:00 pm Freight trains have a passenger car attach ed. Steamers for Edenton, Plymouth, and Landings on Blackwater and Chowan rivers. leave Franklin at 9:40 a m, Mondays, Wednes days and Fridays. E. OrlllO, Supt. ol Transportation ESTABLISHED 1865. Tarboro', N. C. PRACTICAL WATCH MAKERS AND JEWELERS, DEALERS IN Fine Watches, Jewelry, Ster lin Silver and Plated. Ware, Pine Spectacles & every thing else in our line. Special attention 'given to the Repairing and timing ot line watcties and Kegurators, We gurantee that our work shall compare favorably in clKciency and liuish with any in the Land. We offer you every possible guarantee that whatever you buy 01 us shall be genuine aud ust as represented, ana you shall pay no more for it than a lair advance on the whol sale ost. Ve hive made in the handsomest manner Hair Chains, Hair Jewelry, Diamond and Wedding Rings, all kinds of Fine Jewelry Gold and Silver Watch Cases, etc. Our Machinery and other appliances for making the dtnerent parts ot Watches, is per haps the most extensive in the State, conse quently we can guarantee that any part of a Watch or Clock can be replaced with the ut most facility. jan22-ly 111 111 II HlMlH II 1 I 'J'"iJ I ff -tm, : mm CHAMBERLA1N1RAWLS NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. N. F. BURNHA.M'8 riituiM: WATER WHEEL Was selected, 4 yen s aro, and put to work in the U. S. i'atent Olliec, D. C.,. and has proved to be the bet. 19 sizes m;ie. Pri ces lower than any otivr first clas Wheel. Pamphlet lice. Address N. F. BURNIIAM, York Pa. SEND FOR MY NEW ' .Frtnnttar . . Penn'a Agricultural Works, York. PrOD'n, ManvactuTrr of Imp'd Standard Agncultonl Implemcnti ; A WEEK, to 'Agent toseR iui ai ti-. saleable as flour. Profit iin- iuen.se. 1 acKage n ce. Address UULIvliiL M'F' Ct , Marion, Ohio. , , yr- Geo. P. Rowcll & to. e.nndnpt fin 1U. Aeenev for the reception of advertisements for Amerlean Newspapers the mo-t complete esiablish nicnt of the kind in the world. Six thousand Newspapers are kept resrnlarly on life, open t inspcclioit by customers. Every Adver tisement is taken at the home piiceofihe paper, without any additional charge or com mission. An advertiser, in dealing with the, Ageucy, is saved trouble and correspondence, makinr one contract instead of a duzw a hundred or a thousand. A Hook, eomaiiiiug large lists of papers, circulations, with some information aiout prices, is scut to aily ad dress for twenty-live cents. Persons wishing to make contracts for advertising In any town, city, county, Slate or Territory of the L'niled States, or any portiou of the Domin ion ol Canada, may send ;v concise- statement of what they want, toiretht r with a copy of the Advertisement, aud receive information wnich will enable them to decide whether to Increase or reduce the order. For sut'h in formation there is no charge. Orders are taken for a single piper as well as for a list ; Fora6ingle dollar as readilv for alaiger fS B.ffi.gj!4 Park Row, X. Y. 85 C9A per day -lme. Terms free. Ad vv dress, (lea. tinsii & Co., Port- '.and, Me A WEEK guaranteed to Male and All Female Airents, in their locality. v 'Costs NOTHING to try ir. Parli( u lars Free. P. O. VICKEKY & CO.,Agusta,Me. FRESH ARRIVALS EVERY WEEK! Just received nd for sale low; 00 Bbls. Choice' Flour, all graues. i 100 " New Baltimore Mess Pork" 5 50 " Heavy Rump Pork. 10 llhds. Shoulders and Sides. 25 BbK Sugar, ' 20 Sacks Coffee.' 15 " Molasses. CO Boxes that splendid Granger's Tobacco. , ' t ' We are also prcptred to furnish Genuine Guanape Peruviaa Guano, Maryland " Cotton Food Guano, Oyster Shell Lime. 800 Bushels; Seed Oats. 25 Bbls., Early Rose Potatoes. ' s.' s: nsn & tu Jan. 29, 1875. WIHTLOCK & ABUAM, Proprietors of the iJ '. Model Cigar Factory, No. 1445 Main St , TJ-iclimoncli "V"ix.j Sold last year 1,200,000 CSCARS Of their own manufacture without a' 8TtiIe complaint from DEALER OR SMOKER. Therefore, if you want a Buy no other than Whitlock & Abram's MAKE, and you will have the WORTH OF YOUR MONEY. SOLD BY EVERY DEALER. Jan 29, 1875. tf E. T. POOL. c. a. poor,. w. K. POOL Pool Brothers FASHIONABLE BAR, ISHUard Jlooms9 OYSTER SALOON, Barber Shop AND Cigar Store, ROCKY MOUNT, N. C. WE HAVE ENGAGED THE WELL known caterer, JOSH MOTLEY, to take charge of our RESTAURANT, and we will guarantee for him that our old custom ers can always get a GOOD, SQUARE MEAL at the shortest notice. mrl9-tf CHEAP ! Very Cheap A number of new and sec ond liana PI ANOS fc OB OAX8 on hand for sale cheap for cash and by install PIANO! TUNING & MUSIC ment. XKW Every NEW PIANO from this this house Wakrantep to possess all the im provements claimed by manufacturers gener ally. Prices reasonable. Terms accommo dating. Correspondence solicited, augai-ly Dr. G. L. Shackelfordi SURGEON DENTIST, Successor to Dr. L. T. Ftiqna, TARBORO', N. C. Office opposite .Adams' Hotel. and over S. S. Nash & Co's store. Oct. 23, 1874. tf MISCELLANEOUS. THE FAVORITE HOME REMEDY. Is eminently a Family Mediciae ; and by be ing kepi ready for immediate resort will save many an hope of suiiering and many a dol lar in time and doctors' bills. After over Forty Years' trial it Is still re ceiving the most unqualified testimonials to virtues from persons of the highest char acter aud responsibility. Eminent physicians commend it as the most EFFECTUAL SPECIFIC For all diseases ot the Liver, Stomach and Spleen. Tub SYMPTOMS of Liver Complaint ar a bitter or bad taste in the mouth ; Pain in the Back, Sides or Joints, often mistaken for Rheumatism; Sour Stomach ; Loss of Apep tile ; Bowels alternately costive and lax; Headache ; Loss of memory, with a painful sensation of having tailed to do something which ought to have been done; Debility, Low Spirits, a thick yellow appearance of the Skin aud Eyes, a dry Cough often mistaken for Consumption. Bomeiimea many of these symptoms attend the disease, at others very few ; but the Liver, the largest organ in the body, is generally the seat of the disease, and if not Regulated in time, great bulierinj, wretchedness and Death will ensue. For Dyspepsia, Cons-tipatiOD, Jaundice, Bilious attacks. Sick Haadache, Colic, De pression of Spirits, Sour Stomach, Heart Burn, Nic., &c llie Cheapest, Purest and Best Family Medi cine in the World! Manufactured only by J. H. ZEILIN & CO., Macon, Ga., and Philadelphia. Price, Si. 00. Sold by ail Druggists. Piedmont Air-Line Railway. RICHMOND & DANVILLE. RICHMOND & DANVILLE R. W.. N. C. DIVIS ION, AND NORTH WEST ERN N. C. It. W. CONDENSED TIME TABLE- In effect on and after Friday, March 19,1874. GOING NORTH. stations. Mail. Express. Leave Charlotte 9.30 p.m. 8.55 a.m. ' Air-Line Jct'n, 9.30 " 9.20 " " Salisbury, 12.12 a. sc. 11.38 " Greensboro' 3.35 " 2.16f.m. " Danville. 6.20 " 4.-i " " Dundee. 6.30 4.CJ? " " UurkviPe, 11.35 " 9.17 " Arrive at Richmond, 2.22 P. SI. 11.49 P.M. GOING SOUTH. STATIOSS. Mail. Express. Leave Richmond, 1.38 p. m. 5.08 A. M, " Burkville, 4.41 " 8.25 " " Dundee, 9.25 " 12.55 p. m " Danville, 9.28 ' 1.00 " ' Greensboro, 12 40 a. m. 3.37 " " Salisbury, 3.58 6 46 " " Air-Line Jnct'n,7.05 " 9.30 " Arrive at Charlotte, 7.10 " 9.35 " GOING EAST. GOING WE8T, STATIONS. Mail. Mail. L've Greensboro', 3.S5 a.m. c.Ait.11.30pm Co. Shops, c. 5.10 " -L'velO 15 ' " Raleigh, c. 8.48a.m. a 5.38 Arr. at Goldsboro, 11.20 " L'vo 2.35p.m NORTH WESTERN N. C. R- R- (SALEM BRANCH.) Leave Greensboro 4.25 p M Arrive at Salem 6.10 " Leave Salem 9.20 p u 'Arrive at. Greensboro 11.15 " Passenger train leaving Raleigh at 5.38 P. M., connects at Greensboro' with the A'ortiieru bound train ; making the quickest time to all Northern cities. Price of Tick- el same as via other routes. Traius to arid from points East of Greens boro connect at Greensboro' with Mail Trains to or from points North or South. I wo 1 rains daily, both ways. On Sundays Lynchburg Accommodation leave Richmond at 9.00 A. M arrive at Burkeville 12.43 P. M., leave Bnrkeville4.35 A. M., arrive at Richmond .58 A. M. No change of cars between Charlotte and Richmond, 232 miles. For farther information address S. E. ALLEN, Gen'l Ticket Agent, Greensboro, N. C. T. M. II. TALC0TT, Engineer & Gen'l SuperintendeBt. FOR NORFOLK AND mllE Steamers COTTON PLANT and JL PAMLICO connecting with the Old Dominion Steamship Co., afford the most direct and the quickest time for shipment of produce from all points on the Kivcr. Through Bills of Lading given from all points on Tar River for Norfolk, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Boston, Pro duce is covered by insurance, if desired, as soon as Bills 01 .Lading are signed. Shipments by this line go directly to des filiation without delay at Norfolk or Wash ington. The COTTON PLANT makes close con nection with the Wilmington & Welden Rail Road, and gives through Bills of Lading from all laiidmgs on the Kiver at the lowest rates, JOHN MYERS' 80NS. Washington, N. C, Jan. 29, 1875. tf TERRELL & BR0., DEALERS IN AND STAPLE DRY GOODS Main Street, Scar the Bridge Tartooro, 1ST. O 8ept. 30-ft NEW FIRM I fTIHE undersigned having purchased the J entire interests of W. A. Bssett, are now prepared to do any kind of PAINTING. Plain or Fancy, usual in their line. They have an agreement with Mr. W. A. Bassett by which his services may be procured on all work of especially difficult execution. We respectfully solicit the patronage of the public. T. W. TOLER, T. C. BASSETT. Jan. 8th, 1875. 61a I THE mbata' mntyttntx. 'riday, April 23, 1875 How the Obituary Poet Cheered Afflicted Families. J. Alfred Brimmer, Esq., editor nd proprietor of the Morning Glory, having observed the disposi tion ei persons who have been bereaved of their relatives to give expression to their feelings in a poetical form, reflected that it niv. perhaps, be a good thing to intt o-Juce into iis paper a ' depart ment of obituary poetry. 00 Mr. Unmmer determined that he would, as an experiment, at any rate, engage an obitary poet for a shore time, with the purpose to give him permanent employment, if the pian seemed to take with the public. Accordingly, he sent for Mr. Remington Ott, a composer of verss. 'You understand, Mr. Ott,' ex plained Brimmer, 'that wheu the eath of an individual is announced, want you, as it were, to cheer the afflicted famity with the resource? of vour noble art. I wish you to throw yourself you may say, into the situation, and to give them a verse or two about the corpse which will seem to be the expression of the emotion of the hearts of the living.' To lighten the gloom, in a cer tain sense : said Mr. Ott. 'Precisely: lighten the gloom. Do not mourn over the departed; but rather take a joyous view of death, which, after all, Mr. Ott, is as it were but the entrance to a better life. Therefore, I would advise you to touch the heart strings of the afflicted with a tender hand, and endeavor, for instance, to divert their minds from the tomb.' 'Refrain from despondency, I suppose, and lit c their thoughts to 'Just so; and, at the same time, combine elevating sentiment with such practical information as you can obtain from the advertisement. Throw & glamour of poesy, for in stance, Vover the commom-place de tails of Tio everyday life of tha j decease.' 'I'll tlhrow on stanzas,' said Mr. Ott, 'in .'such a manner that people will want their friends to die for the sake of the poetry.' 'But above all. continued the editor, 'take a bright view of the matter always. Make the sunshine of smiles break through the tem pest of tears, and if we don t make the morning Glory hum around among the mourners of this town, my name is not Brimmer.' lie was right; it did hum. I he next day Remington Ott was put on duty, and Brimmer went down to the sea shore for a breath of fresh air. AW through the day death notices came pouring in, and when one would reach Ott he would seize it and study it up to ascer tain its particulars. Then he would rush up stairs, lock himself in his m, take down hi3 rhyming dic tionary, run his fingers through his hair and hack away half an hour at a niece of paper until he considered that he had poetry in such a shape that would make a stricken family feel proud of the corpse. When his day's work was done Ott went home with a conviction that the Morning Glory had finally robbed death of its terror, and made life comparatively valueless. In the morning Mr. Ott proceed ed calmly to the office for the pur pose of embalming in sympathetic verses the memories of their depar ted one. As he came near to the establishment, he observed a crowd of 5.0Q0 or 6,000 people in front of it, struggling to get in at the door, Climbing a tree that overlooked the crowd, he could see within the office the clerks selling papers as fast as they could handle them, while the mob pushed, and jammed, and yelled in frantic efforts to obtain a copy the presses m the cellar clanging away like mad. While upon the curb stone in front of him there was a line that streched down the street for four squares, each man engage ed in reading the paper with, an earnestness that Mr. Ott had never before seen displayed by the patrons of that sheet. The bard concluded that either his poetry had touched a sympathetic chord in the popular heart, or that an appalling disaster had occurred in some portion of the elobe. He went around to the back of the office and ascended to the editorial rooms. As he ap proached the sanctum, loud voices were heard within. Mr. Ott de termined to ascertain the cause be fore entering the office. He ob tained a chair and placing it by the side door, he mounted and peeped over the dor through the transom. There sat J. Alfred Brimmer hold ;he Morning Glory in both hands, while the fringe which grew in a semicircle around the edge of hi? bald head stood straight out, till he seemed to resemble a gigantic gun swab. Two or three persons stood in front of him in threatening atti tudes. One of them was saying : 'My name is McGlue. I am brother of the late Alexander Mc Glue. .- J. picked up jour paper this morning, and perceived au outrage ous insult to my deceased relative, and I have come "around to demacd, sir, what you mean by the following infamous language : : "The death angel smote Alexander McGlne, And gave him protracted repose ; He wore a checked shirt and number nine shoes, , And he had a pink wart on his nose, No doubt he is happier, dwelling in space. Over there on the evergreen shore, -His friends are informed that his funeral take place. Precisely at quarter past fuuiv . 'This i eimply. diabtlical! My brother hadna rwajt upon Jiia nose. He had upon his nose neither a pink wart, nor a green wart, nor a cream colored wart, nor a wart of any other color. It is a slander. It is a gratuitous insult to my fami ly, and I distinctly want you to say what you mean by such conduct.' 'Really sir,' said Brimmer, 4 it is a mistake. This is the horrible work of an incendiary whom 1 trust ed as a brother. He shall bo pun ished by my own hand for this out rage. A pink wart ! Awful, sir, awful ! The miserable scoundrel shall suffer for this !' 'ZZow could I know,' murmured Ott, out there by himself, that the corpse had not a pink' wart ? I used to know a man aainei McGlue and he had one, and thought all the McGlues had one. This came from irregularities in families.' 'And who,' said another man, 'au thorized you to print this hideous stuff about my deceased son? Do you mean to say it was not with your authority that your low com edian inserted with my advertises ment the following scandalous bur lesque ? Listen to this : ' Wille had a pnrple m6nkey, climbing on a yellow stick, And when he sucked the paint all off, it made him deathly sick; And in his latest hours, he clasped that mon key in his hand, .na bid gooa-bye to earth aud went into a better land. 'Ob, no more he'il shoot his sister with his little wooden gun; And no more he'll twist the pussy's tall and make her yowl for fun; The pussy's tail now stands out straight, the gun is laid aside. 'Ihe monkey doesn t jump around since little Willie died.' 'The utterlv atrocious character of this baldsrdasli will appear when I siy that William was twenty years old; that he never had a purple monkey on a stick: that he never sucked such a thing; that he never fooled with cats, and that he died of liver complaint.' 'Infamou3 utterly infamous !' troaned the editor, as he cast his eyes over the lines. 'And yet, whispered Ott, to himself, 'he told me to lighten the gloom and to cheer the afflicted family with the resources of my art; and I certainly thought that the idea about the monkey would have that effect somehow, it is ungrateful.' Just then, a knock was heard at the door, and a woman entered, crjing. Are you the editor : she in- quired of Brimmer. Brimmer said he was. Mrell she said, in a voice broken by sobs, 'w-what d'you mean by publishing this kind of poetry ab-bout my Johnny ? My name is Sm.-mith, and when I looked this morning for the notice of Johnney's d-death in your paper, I paw this awful wicked verse : 'Four doctors tickled Johnney Smith They blistered and they bled him; With squills and anti-billious pills And ipecac thay fed him, They stirred him up with calomel, Aud tried to move his liver: Bet all in vain his little soul Was wafted o'er the river.' 'It is false ! false ! that's what it is Johnney only had ' one doctor. And they didn't try to m-m-move his livor, and they didn't bleed him and blister him. It's a wicked false hood, and yovj're a hard-hearted brute for printing it ? ' 'Madam, I will go crazy if you rontinu.' exclaimed Brimmer. 'This :s not my work. It is tha work of a serpent tvhom 1 warmed in my bosom, and whom I will slay with my own hand as soon as he comes in. Madam, the miserable outcast shall die ! 'Strange ! strange!' mused Ott. 'And this man told to combine el vating sentiment with practical in formation. If the information con cerning the squills and ipecac is not practical, I have misunderstood the use of that word. And if young Smith didn't have four doctors it wa3 an out rage. He ought to have had them, and they ought to have moved his liver. Thus it is thought to have moved his liver. Thus it is' thought Ott, 'that human life is sacrificed to carelessness At this jucturc, the sheriff enter ed, his brow clothed with thunder. He had a copy of the Morning Glory in his hand. He approached the editor, and pointing to a death notice, said : 'Read that horrible mockery of my son, and tell me the name of the writer, so that I can chastise him.' The editor read as fallows ; 'We have lost our little Hannah painfnl manner, in a very And we often asked, 'How Bufferings be borne 1' can her harsh Tben her death was first reported, her aunt got tip ana snouted With the grief that she supported, for made her 'feel rorlorn. it She was a little seraph, that her father, who lsasaerin, Really does'nt seem to care if be never smiles in life again; ' She has gone, we hope, to heaven, at the early age of seven, (Funeral starts off at 'leven,) where she'll never more have pain.' 'As a consequenoe of this infamy, I withdraw all the county advertis ing from your paper. A man who can trifle in this manner with the feelings ef a parent is a savage and a scoundrel !' 'Really,' Ott, reflected, 'that per son must be deranged. I tried, in his case, to put nyself in his place, and to write as if I was one of tho family,' according to instructions. live .verses are beautiful. That allusion to the grief of her aunt, particlarly, seemed to me to be very happy. It expresses violent emo tion with a felicitous combination of sweetness and force. These people have no soul no appreciation of the beautiful art.' While the poet mused, hurried steps were heard upon the stairs, and in a moment a middle-aged man dashed in abruptly, and seized Brimmer's scattered hair, bumped bis prostrate head against the table three times with considerable force. 7aving expended the violence of his emotion in this manner, he held the editor's head down with one hand, shaking it occasiouly by way of emphasis, and with the other hand seized the paper and said : "You disgraceful o;d reprobate ! You unsympathetic and disgusting vampire! You hoary-headed old ghoul ! What d'you mean by put ¬ ting such stun as this in your sheet about my son ? What d'ycif mean by printing such awful doggerel as this, you depraved and dissolute ink-slinger you imbectile old quill driver you ? "Oh bury Bartholmew out in the woods, la a beautiful hole in the ground, Where the bumble-bees buzz and the wood peckers sing. And the straddle-bugs tumble around, So that in winter, when the snow aud slush Have covered bis last little bed, His brother Artemub can go out with Jane, And visit the place with his sled." "Z'll teach you to talk straddle bugs ! I'll instruct you about slush ! I'll enlighten your insane old intel cct on the subject of singing wood peckers ! What d'you know about Jane and Artemiu, you wretched buccaneer, you despicable butcher of the Epglish language ? Go out in a slod ! I'll carry you out in a hearse before I'm done with yon you deplorable lunatic !" -, At the end of every phrase, the visitor gave the editor's head a fresh knock against the table. When the exercises were ended, Mr. Brimmer explained and apol-. gised in the humblest manner, prom ising at the same time to give his assailant a chance to pummel Ott. "The treachery of the man." murmered the poet, "Is dreadful. Didn't he desire me to throw a glammor of peetry over common place details ? But for that I should never have thought of alluding to wood-peckers, and bugs and other children of nature. The man ob jects to the remarks about the sled. Dont the idiot know that it was necesary to have a ihyme for 'bed?' Can he suppose that I can write poetry without rymes ? The man is a lunatic ! He ought not to be at large ! Hardly had the indignant and energetic parent of Bartholomew departed, when a man with red hair and a ferocious glare in his eyes, entered, carrying a club, and ac companied by savage-looking-dog. "1 want to see the editor, he shouted. A ghastly pallor overspread, Brimmer's face and he said ! "The editor is not in !" "Well, when will he be in ?" Not for a week-a montb-or a year-forever ! He will never come in any more !" screamed Brimmer. lie has gone to South America, with the intention of staying there the balance of his life. He has departed he has fled. If you want to see him, you had better follow him to the equator. He will be glad to see you. I would advise yeu, as a friend, to take the next boat and start at once. That is unfortunate," said the man with golden locks : 1 called for the purpose of battering him up a lot with this club." 'He will be .sorry, said Brim mer, sarcasticly. "He will regret missing you 1 11 write to him and mention that you dropped in." "My name is McFadden," said the man, I came to break the head of the man who wrote that obit uary poetry about my wife. If you dont tell me who perpetrated the following, I'll break yours for you Where is the man that wrote this ? Pay attention : "Ms. McFaddeu has gone from this life, Sne has lsft all ber sorrows and cares ! She oaught the rheumatism iu both ber legs, While scrubbing the cellar and stairs. They put mustard plaster upon her in rain, Tbey bathed her in whiskey and rum ; But Thursday her spirit departed and left Her body entirely numb. "The slave who heW the late Mrs. McFadden up to the scorn of an unsympathetic world, in that shocking manner," said the editor, is named Remington Ott. He boards in Blank street, fourth door from the corner. I would advise you to call on him and avenge Mrs. McFadden's wrongs with a judi- cious intermixture of club and dog bites. "And this," sighed the poet, out side the door, "is the man who told me to divert McFadden's mind from the horrows of tho tomb. It was this monster who counseled me to make the sun-shine of Mc Fadden's smiles burst through . the tempest of McFadden's tears. 2f that sore 'headed monster couldn't smile over that iHusion to whiskey and rum: if those remarks .jsuf, . rheumatism in her legs- cofcS.&S: divert his mind from horrors l4 the tomb, was it my fault?" McFad den growled "He knows no more about poetry than a speckled mule knows about tho Shorter Catechism, The poet determined to leave be fore any further criticisms were made upon his performances. He jumped down from the chair and crept to-ward the back stair case, where he suddenly encountered Brimmer, who was moving off the same direction. The editor had hardly time to utter a profane ejac ulation and to lift his hand to strike the poet, when an old lady in poke bonnet and silver-bowed spectacles, suddenly emerged from the stair way and pinned the editor to the wall with the ferrule of her umbrel la. After grinding her teeth at him for a moment, she floored him with her weapon, and seating her self upon his prostrate, she extract ed a copy of the Morning Glory from her bag, and pointing to stan za in the obituary column, asked Ott to read it aloud, lie did so. It read in this fashion : Little Alexander's dead ; Jam him in the little coffin ; Don't have as good a chance, For a funeral often ! Rush his body right around To the cemetery, Drop him in the sepulchre With bis Unkle Jerry," At the end of evey line the in, dignant conqueror punched the fal len Brimmer's ribs with her umu brella, and exclaimed : "O, you willin ! D'you hear that you wretch ? What D'yov mean by writin' of my grand-son in that way? Take that, you serpint ! O, willinous wiper, you trying to break a lone widder's heart with such scand'ious lies as them ! There you willin! j kummerc to hammer you well with this here umbrellr, you wicked willin, you owdacious wiper, yeu ! Take that, and that. you wile, Indecent, disgustin'wao-- abone I When you know well enough that Aleck never had no Uukle Jerry, and never had no un cle in no sepulchre anyhow, you wile wretch you." Wile she pounded the editor, the poet groped his way down stairs, six steps at a time and emerged from the front door with remarka ble suddeness. When Brimmer's employees dragged away Alexan der's grand-parent, and carried her screaming and struggling down to the street, the editor sent for a carriage and was taken home to bed, from whence he arose a week later with earnest determination never to permit another line of obituary poetry to enter the col- umns of the Morning Glory. The spelling Greensboro. fever has reached A firm at Duplin X Roads shipped during March over two thousand dozen eggs. William Braxton, of Chatham county, committeed suicide on tho loth ints. Lunacy the supposed cause. The mill and gin of Mr. W. J. B. Harper, near Nashville, wore burned last Sunday night; loss $400 no in surance. The sum of $25,000 will be neces sary to properly carry out the pro gramme) at the Centennial celebration and have a certain sum for the monu ment. The work of laying the track of the Carolina Central Railway in tho direction of the North Carolina rail road depot in progressing. Maj. J. W. Schenck, formerly bheriii ot New lianover county, elect ed by republicans, was elected an Al derman of Dallas, Texas, on the Inde pendent Democratic ticket. The people of Raleigh who cannot go to Charlotte on the 20th of May will celebrate that day at home as we learn from the Raleigh News, by fir ing one hundred guns. Good for Raleigh. The Pitt county Grangers recently assembled at Greenville agreed to have a pic-nic on the 3rd day of July next. This gives timo to fatten the pigs and 'lay by' a portion ef the 'crap.' Ex-Senator Matt II. Carpenter of Wisconsin, is at Greenbboro, attend ing Federal Court. He appears for Blunt, who was convicted of defraud ing the Indians, and is seeking a new trial for him. A man named Hutchins, charged with killing Alexander Matthews, in Yadkin, last Christmas, has been convicted of manslaughter and sen tenced to ten year's imprisonment in the penitentiary. The President of the Richmond &, Danville Railroad Company has given the Raleigh Light Infantry and Raleigh Light Artilery Companies free passes over the North Carolina railroad to Chrlotte for the Centennial.