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: June 25, 1875 FHILOPENA. ITS ORIGIX A BEAUTIFUL STORY. There was once a beautiful piin cess who had a great foandness for almonds, and ate them constantly, but nothing would induce her to marry, and in order to rid herself of her suitors, of whom there were a great number, she invented the following device : To every prince who sought her hand, she presented the half of a double almond, while she ate the other half, and said : 'If your lordship can succeed in getting me to take anything from your hand before I say the word 'I remember then I am ready to be come your bride. But on the con trary if you receive anything from me, without thinking to speak these word3, then you must agree to have your hair shaven entirely off your head and leave the kingdom.' This however, was an artful strategein, for, according to the court custom, no one dared to hand anything directly to the princess, but first to the court lady who then offered it to her. But if, on the other hand, the princess should de sire to give or take anythink who could refuse her ? So it was use-, less for her suitors to make the trial, for when they seemed likely to be successful, and had diverted the princess so that she was about to take something from them the court lady always stepped between, and spoiled the best laid plan. When the princess wishes to dis pose of one of them, she would ap pear so charming and encouraging to him, that he would be entirely fascinated, and when he sat at her her feet, overcome with joy, then she would seize upon anything near her, as though by accident: 'Take this as a remembrance of me.' and when he had it in his hands, before he could think or speak the neces sary words, there would spring out at him, from it, perhaps a frog or hornet, or a bat and so startle him that he would forget the words. Then, upon the spot, he was shaven and away with him. This went on for some years, and in all the palaces of the other kingdoms the princes wore wigs. Thus came to be the custom from that time. Finally it happened that a for eign prince came upon some pecu liar business. He thought her very beautiful, and at once perceived the stratagem. A friendly little gay man had given him an apple that once a year ho was privileged to smell, and then there came in his mind a very wise idea, and he had become much renowed on account of his deep wisdom. Now, it was exactly time for him to make use of thi3 apple. So, with the scent from it came this warning. 'If thou wouldst win in the game of giving and taking, under no cir cumstances must thou either give or take anything.' So he had his hands bound in his belt, and went with his marshal to the palace, and asked tD be al lowed to eat his almond. The princes was secretly much pleased with him, and immediately hand ed him an almond which his mar shal took and placed in his mouth. The princess inquired what this meant, and, moreover, why he con stantly carried his hand in bis girdle. He replied that at his court the custom was even more strongly enforced than at hers, and he dared not give or take anythin? except with his head and feet. Then the princess laughed and said : 'in this case we will never be able to have our little game together.' lie sighed and answered : 'Not unless you will be pleased to take something from my boots.' 'That can never happen !' ex claimed the whole court. 'Why have you come hither V asked the jrinces3 angrily, 'when you have such stupid customs V 'Because you are so beautiful,' reply the prince. 'And if I cannot win you I may at least have the pleasure of seeing you. 'On tho other hand, I have no similar gratification,' said she. So the prince remained at the palace, and he pleased her more and more, but when the humor seized her, she tried in every man ner to puic'inde him to take his hands from hid girdle, and receive something from her. She also en" tertained him charmingly, and frc. quently offered him flowers, bonbons and trinkets, and finally her bracelet but not ouce did he forgot and stretch out his hand to take them, for the? pressure of tho girdle rei minded him in tine. So he would nod to his marshal, and he received them saying : 4 We. remember.' Then the princess would become impatient and exclaim : 'My hand kerchief has fallen ! Can your lord1 ship pick it up for me V Where- upon the prince would fasten his spur intoit and wait carelessly, while the princess would have to bend and remove it from In3 foot, angrily say ing ll renumber.' Thus a, year passed away, and the princess said to herself: ' This cannot remain so. It must be sett.ed in one way or the other.' She said to the prince : ' I have one of the finest gardens in the world. I will show your lordship over it to-day.' The prince smelt his apple, and as they entered the garden said : ' It is very needful here, and in order that we may walk near each other in oace, and not to be dis turbed by the desire to try our game, 1 beg of you my lady, that ior one nouryou tvill take upon you the custom of my court, and let your hands also be fastened. Then we will b 3 safe from each other's art snd there will be nothing to annoy us.' The princess did not feel very safe about this arrangement, but he beg ged so strongly that she could not refuse him this small favor. So they went on alone together, with their hands fastened intheir girdles. The birds sang, the sun shone warms ly, from the trees the red cherries hung so low that they brushed their cheeks as they passed : The princes saw them and exclaimed: ' What a pity that your lordship ia not able to pick a few for me ! Necessity knows no law,' said the prince, and broke one of the cherries with his teeth from a branch, end offered it to the prin cesg from his mouth. The princess could not do other wise than receive it from his mouth, and so her face was brought close to his. So when she had the cherry be tween her lips, and a kiss from him besides, she was not able to say that instant, 4 1 remember.' Then he cried joyfully, Good morning, much loved one.' and drew his hands from his girdle and em braced her. And they spent the remainder of their lives together in perfect peace and quietness. The Homestead, Of all cant and hypocricy used by the Radicals to gull the people that of the Homestead being dan gered by Democratic success is the greatest. Look at tne facts, and any man with a thimbleful of brains can see that if the homestead is in any danger at all it is from the Radical party, as that party has comparatively, no interest whatever in it. Examine the figure3, and whenever a-Radical say3 "Home stead" shew them to him. The vote of the State shows that the Radical party polls from 90,000 to 93,000 votes, and the registra tion books show 80,000 negro votes is cast for the Radical party, and the most liberal estimate will only give the Radical party in North Carolina about 18,000 white voters or only about one-sixth of the strength of the party being white The negro has no interest in the Homestead, cares nothing about it, from the fact that he has nothing of tne kind. Suppose for the sake of argument, which is far from the case, that every white man in the Radical party was interested in homestead law, there would be only one-sixth of the party interested in it, while on the other hand, the Conservative party composed of at least 95,000 white men that class of men who have homesteads and are interested in their preservation Only a glance at the fact3 in the matter is required to convince the the most skeptical that the safety of the Homestead is one of more importance to the Conservative party than to the Radical party. Winston Sentinel. Sons Needed Constitutional Changes. Charlotte Observer. The fact that we need a change being conceded, the inquiring mind naturally asks what that change ought to be. According to our notions, and we believe the notions ef seven-eighths of our readers, a clause should certainly be inserted in the new Constitution making the payment of taxes to the State a prerequisite qualification of the voter. History as well as common sense teaches U3 that all taxes are paid to support the government, in order that all may partake of the benefits of good society. In other words, each individual surrenders to the State a certain proportion of hi3 earnings in order that he, as the community in general may share in the blessings which arc conferred by government, on its citizens. This proportion may be large or small, and government ought to be good or bad, somewhat in propori tion to the amount of privileges thus surrendered. Among the ob ligations resting upon the citizens of our government there is no higher obligation than a proper support of the governmont, and looking at matters from our stand point, every man is a drone in the hive, who neglects or refuses to contribute his proportional, amount for that purpose. The ballot en joyed under the privileges of citi zenship is one of the benefits derived from government, and clearly, only belongs to full fledged citizenship, which necessarily includes the pay mcnt of the necessary taxes to sup port the government. Let there fore the constitution expressly de clare that no person who is in arrearage for his taxes will be allow ed the privileges of the elective franchise. Another important improvement which occurs to us is that it would be wise if a man is convicted of a theft, or other violation of the law, the penalty for which is incarcera tion in any State penal institution, that he shall no longer be allowed the privileges of the ballot, except by the enactment of a law restorii g him to the privileges of citizenship by the Legislature. His Reasons.-A lady was around the PostOfSco yesterday, speaking with the bootblacks and newsboys, and urging them to attend Sunday school. A few said they would ats tend, others gave reasons why they couldn't, and one rcdhead was silent. 'Wueldn't you like to come to Sunday-school, my boy' kindly in. quired th lady. Noam. 'Why wouldn't you?' 'Oh, coz.' 'Cause what?' 'Why suppose the fire-bell should ring, and the preacher wouldn't let me out?' he exclaimed. (Detroit . Free Press. JSSpSubscribe to the Southerner. MISCELLANEOUS. REMOVED! MRS. J. FELDEMEIMER TTarinrr romnvi.1 torn dnrvvs from her late stand tn the handsome brick buildins recent ly erected by Mr. B. J. Keecb, now has in- creased-facilities lor conducting me Millinery Business in all its Brandies. A FULL LINE OF DRY GOODS, BOOTS & SHOES, CLOTH ING, TRUNKS and VALISES, also in stock which will be sold at low fig ures. Thanking her numerous friends for their past patronage, she now extends a cordial welcome to them all, particularly the ladies, aud will endeavor to serve them as faithfully in the future as heretofore. She is ready and fully prepared to meet the wants of all and invites the public to in ducements which are constantly offered. Mrs. J. Feldendeimer, Main St-, Tarboro', N. C Feb. 5, 1875. , ly THE ROCKY MOUNT WE ARE NOW MANUFACTURING, of the best quality, for the home trade, COTTON YARNS, COTTON PLOW LINES, all sizes HEAVY 4-4 SHEETDG. Orders from prompt customers filled without delay. TERMS : Net cash, within thirty days. Address, BATTLE & SON, Dee. 4,- Rocky Mount, N. C. FOUTZ'S HORSE AND CATTLE POWDERS, Will cure or prevent Disease. iill ! To the Citizens of Edge combe and adjacent Country. THE undersigned respectfully announces that he has again opened business of a General Blacksmith, on Church Street, near Mr. Dozier's Store. Special attention paid to GUN AND CITY WORK. Particular care paid to Horse-Slioeingf Also the manufacturing and repairing a kinds of agricultural and general 13LACK smith work. An experience of over TWENTY YFaRS in Edgecombe is sufficient testimony to my capability. I respectfully return thanks for the various manifestations of kindness here tofore received and hope to continue to de serve then). Nov. 8-tf. I. B. PALAMOUNTAIN. NEW STORE 1 NEW GOODS ! Prices to Suit the Times I, C. J. AUSIN, formerly of R. II. Austin & Co., and lute with T. II. Gatlin, have the pleasure of informing my friends and the puuiic in general that 1 have opened a Gen'l Grocery Store on Main Street, between the stores of Messrs H. Horriss & Bros., and T. II. Gatlia. where I wi!l keep on hand a choice selection of goods at the lowest market rates, viz : NEW MESS PORK, NEW RUMP PORK, C. YELLOW SUGAR, C. WHITE SUGAR, A. WHITE SUGAR, LOAF AND GRANULATED SUGAR, FLOUR, S. C. HAMS, BACON SHOULDERS & SIDES, D. S. SHOULDERS & SIDES. C. R. SIDES, SPICED BEEF. BEEF TONGUES, BOLONA & PORK SAUSAGES, CAKES, CRACKERS, BUTTER, CHEESE, PLOW LINES, MILL FEED, OATS, BRICK, FERTILIZING LIME. &C, &C, which will be sold very low for CASH. Call and examine. C. J. AUSTIN. Feb. 5, 1875. TTTV. .Tie T.irurT. Double Turbine Water Wheel. Manufactured by POOLE & HUNT, Ball! more, Sid. 7,000 HO W 11T XJSEt fcimnlA- Ktmnrr T)iaKlA always reliable and eatla- jjiaiiaractnrers,ai90, of Pnrta KIa A- G4-nAnn Cj 1 VI "Till WAiUlDi iSaw & Grist Mills, Mini Fing MacLinery-jGearina' Presses. An. ghuft n Pi,iian j -cr."i I. IV. BOGART Washington 3T. O. DEALER IN Pure Medicines, Books, Stationery, Fancy Goods, Picture Frames, Tassels andgCords. Wholesale and Retail agent lor Peters Musi cal Monthly, Folio and Demorests Magazines, Chromos 17x26 as preminra. Keeps all the latest music at Publishers prices. Any Bock furnished to order. Respect lully, Dec. 11,-ly. D. N. BOGART. COTTON MILLS BLACKSMIT a specialty. SEKSi made'SSiTccu" rate and of Very best finish. Bend for Cirwnlars. Bingham School, Established in 1793. MEBANEVILLE, IV. C Maj. ROBT. BINGHAM, Maj. WM. B. LYNCH, Capt. T. S. NORWOOD, W. G. QUACKENBUSH, University of Va. The Spring Session of 1875 opened Janu ary 13th, bat applicants are received at any time. Tuition and Board, per session of twenty weeks, $150. Tuition is FREE to sons of Gospel Minis ters and to candidates fcr the ministry, ir respective of denomination. For particulars, address MAJ. ROBERT BINGHAM, Feb. 12.-tf Snpt ADVERTISEMENTS. U. SPRIl! m. NEW GOODS ! NEW GOODS ! AT A. A. Opposite Hotel, Tarboro', IS". O. FIXE READY-MADE ii s ill DRY GOODS, GEMS' ODER- WEAR, X0TI0XS, BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, TRlRS, UMBRELLAS, &C. The public is respectfully informed that our Stock of SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS has arrived, and embraces the best assorted Block of the above goods in town. Our stock of Men and Boys Business an 1 Dress Suits is lar er than ever and su perior to any thing shown in this market. Our non-fading Flannel Suits are made in la test styles. Y7e have a fine line of Goods to fit everybody, which will be sold low for cash. Call and see our stock before purchasing elsewhere. We never misrepresent goods. We will sell as low as they can be bought anywhere. MERCHANT TAILORING For Cash Only. CLOTHING MADE TO ORDER OF THE FINEST Worsteds, Diagonals, Broad Cloths & Cassimeres in. any style desired, and Wirt's, lift Warranted to Fit, on vo s.ijle. April 9th, 1875, lj NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. PurniturejCarpetingyWindow Shades AND GENERAL HOUSE FURNISHING. THE OLD AND RELIABLE HOUSE OF S. J. STEVENS cfc OO., Cox. Maiii axxcI. GrraxxVyy Streets , NORFOLK, "VV., STILL stand at the head of the trade and call the attention of their old customeis and the the general public to the very larsre assortment of HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND CARPETING contained in their extensive establishment. We guarantee New York prices on all onr goods and onr well selected stock is the largest of any house South of Philadel phia. We call Bpecial attention to our PIANO AND MUSIC DEPARTMENT. We are Agents and keep constantly on hand a full stock of CHICKERING & SONS CEL EBRATED PIANOS. Also Agents for GEO. WOOD'S CABINET ORGANS, all of which we sell at manufacturers prices. Catalogues and Price Lists furnished Wiesenfeld, Cotton Factors AND Commission Merchants, General Baltimore, 3Xd. Make liberal Cash advances on consignments of Cotton and otheT Produce. Also with approved security, will advance on accommodating ter ms SUPPLIES to FARMERS for carrying on this year's crops. Those desiring to avail themselves of the above offer, will ar,ply to our Agent, J. K Coffield, Tarboro', N. C. J. B. COFFIELD, Gen. Commission Merchant AND WHOLESALE DEALER IN Whiskies, Wines, Tobacco, Segars, Sash, Blinds, Doors, Building and Shell Lime, Gu anos, &c, &c. Tarboro', N. Feb. 10, 1ST5. EDGECOMBE AGRICULTURAL WORKS, TARBORO', N. O. Manufacturers of Wagons, Carts, Plows, Gin and Mill Gearing, and Agricultural Im plements generally. We keep on hand a very large stock of Seasoned Wagon and Cart Materials, and are prepared to furnish on short notice any vehicle in this line from a li.ht one horse wagon to the heaviest carts and -wagons for Saw Mills. We make the EIGHT FOOT GIN GEARING, In the best style; have never heard a complaint of one of our Horse Powers. We furnish a. full set of Bolts with these powers. Price $55.00 complete. Beside several varieties of Turning Plows we make a specie alty of the "EDGECOMBE COTTON PLOW," which we believe has met with more general favor than any Cotton plow ever made. These plows are now made after two patterns, one intended especially for use in hard and stiff land. REPAIR WORK done on Engines, Saw Mills, Gins, Horse Powers, and all kinds of im plements. The undersigned is manufacturers' agent for Tanner's Engines and Saw Mills, Leffcll's Turbine Water Wheels, Grist Mills, Pulleys, Shaft ing and Gearing. These Goods are all Warranted. R. A. WALKER, Nov. G-tf r SUPERINTENDENT. B00KWALTER PORTABLE ENGINE. Steam Engines, Boilers and Machinery, 1 rw 'jst.- jaw tw w m UW'JI' - -!?- 4 on application. mrl9-tf Stern & Co. The Very Machine for Gin ning Cotton. Save yoixr IVIxxle Flesli. A fonr and a half Horse Power Engine guaranteed to run a seventy saw gin and gia seven bales cotton per day. PRICE lU THE REACH OF ALL. A boy fifteen years old can run it with safety with less than half cord of wood per day. PniCS, 5330.00, PAYABLE NEXT FALL OR WINTER. W. G. LEWIS, Agent, A t . V. FOR SAW MILLS, GRIST MILLS, COT TON GINS, &C. "W. 3rm Lewis, Agent for Edgecombe, Halifox, Piu, Martin and Beaufort Counties. S" These are elegant Engines and cheapest for their power ever offered in this market. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. Attention, Infantry Brigade Prelttest ana Cheapest JLine of Baby Carriages in the Market at the Hanlware Store. ATTENTION, FARMERS I The "beat and cheapest handled steel Planter's Hoes ever offered in this market, at the Hardware Store. Grf.in Fans, Trace Chains, Repairing Links, Lap Links, Hames, Back Bands, Cotton Plows, Plow Bolts, in fact a full line of Plan ter's Hardware always on hand and at the Lowest Cash Prices, at the hardware Store. ATTENTION, BUILDERS ! A full line of Carpenter's and Mechanic's Tools at the LoweBt Prices. Builder's Hardware of every description. Attention, Wlieelrig-lits ! A full stock of Carriage, Buggy, Cart and Wagon Material, always on hand at Lowest Prices. mention. Housekeepers I Gall and examine Stamped Cup Tins, French Coffee Pots, Nicest Sauce Pans, Baking Pans, Toilet Ware (very nice and cheap), the best and cheapest Cook Stoves ever offered in this market. Complete satisfaction guaranteed for every stove sold. Best Cu.cxim.TDor JP-ULiaajps. Buy yeur goods from the Hardware Store and save money. May 7th, 1875. MB SPRIIi SUMMER GOODS AT R. C. BROWN & GO'S. (:0:) Hi the latest Novelties and the best Qualities at the very lowest prices. O. BROWN Sc OO., APy 16-tf MAIN STREET. GREAT ATTRACTIONS i, in: ii mi ii u Agam we have the pleasure to offer our customers and the public in general one of the largestjand best selected stocks of Goods suitable for the Spring ajid Summer trade, consisting of In every Style, BLEACHED AND UNBLEACHED MIMS, White Linen Goods, CLOTHING ! As usual we have the can be "found in the State. BOf & SHOES, In Immense Issortment : We have in this line most anything you can think of and we intend to sell nothing but the best, and assure satisfastion to all oar customers. Of the Latest and Nobbiest Styles. (Rents' Furnishing (Roods ! We have a large assortment of White Shirts to to fit everybody. TRUNKS AND VALISES, AJJL We respectfully solicit a call Ii. Meilbroiiei & JBro. -:o:- -:o:- W. G. LEWIS. i -:o:- Color and Fabric. AND House Famishing Goods. best line of Clothing: that JSlzsos, May 7, 1875.