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, r J S S ... , , , .. - ., f .11'. IS b s. -t iitof j null yt BE SXJUEi yOIJ AEE EIGHT; THEN GO A.HEAD:V03; CroQliett. VOL. 54. : TAllBOllO', N. ().. FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, ; tb m. 3. 3F - .... . ... . ., ... , . !.' - r nil 11 I 111 GENERAL DIRECTORY. TAllBOUO'. Mayou Fred. Philips. Commissioners Jesse A. Williamson, Ja cob FeUlenUeinier, Daniel W. Hunt, Altx. McCabe, Joseph Cobb. Secketaut & TiiKAsruER Kobt. Wliite- I'.UI'St. Chief of Pouch John W. Cutten. A9sistamt Police Win. T. Iiuitt, John Mailra, .fas. E. ioioimon, AlUmore Maciiair. CUl'NTV. Sitpvrior Court Clerk and Probcie II. I,. Statou, Jr. Register of Deeds Alex. McCabe. Sheriff Joseph Cobb. Coroner Treasurer Robt. II. Austin. Surveyor John E. Baker. Standard Keeper I'. 8. Hicks. School Examiticrs. II. II. Shaw, Wni. A. Ptisan and K. S. Williams. Keeper Pour House Win. A. Dugnan. Commissioners Jno. Lancaster, Chairman, Wiley Well, J. B. W. Norville, Frank Dew, M. Exem. A. McCabe, Clerk. MAILS. RKIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF MAILS NOKTFI AND SOUTH VIA W. A W. R. H. Leave Tarboro' (dailv1 at - 1 A- M. Arrive at Tarboro' (daily) at - - 3 :w l . 31. WXSIIINGTON MAUi VIA GRKENVILLK, FALKLAND AND SPARTA. Lvave Tarboro' (daily) at C 'NI" Arrive at Tarboro' (d.iilj') at - - OP. M. LODGES. l ike NigJits and ttoe Places of Meeting. Concord K. A. Chapter No. 5, N. M. Law rence, High Priest, Masonic Hall, monthly convocations first, Thursday in evury month at 10 o'clock A. M. nnnnnA i nAcr tin. 5S. Thomas Gatlin, Master, Masonic Hall, meets first Friday ni-ht it 7 o'clock P. M. and third Saturday at 10 o'clock A. Al. in every mumu. t f nMri-mraent No. 13. I. O. O. F., t u iinmnimtain. Chief Patriarch, Odd F 'el lows' Hall, meets every first and third Thurs day of each moutn. J. G. Charles, N. G. Odd Fellows' Hall, meets every Tuesday night. Edgecombe Council No. V22, Friends of Temperance, meet every a naay nigm at Odd Fellows' Hall. i.im.,T nffi.'n l'S 1. O. G. T.. ru the every Wcdnesdiiy night at Odd Fellows' Hall Zanoah Lodjje, No. 235, I. O. H. 8., me on first and third Monday night ol evei mouth at Odd Fellows' Hall. Henry Morkis, President. CUCKCHKS. Episcopal Church Services every Sunday at 10 l-2"o'clock A. M. and 5 P. M. Dr. J. B. Cheshire, Rector. Methodist Church Services every third Sunday at nitrht. Fourth Sunday, morning and night. Rev. Mr. Swindell, Pastor. Presbyterian. Church Services every 1st, 3rd and 5th Sabbaths. Rev. T. J. Allison, Pastor Weekly Prayer meeting, Thurs day night Missionary Baptist Chitrch Services the 4th Sunday in every moLth, 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. EXPRESS. Southern Express Office,.on Main Street, closes every morning at'J o'clock. N. M. Lawrence, Agent. PROFESSIONAL. CAHDS, "pRANK POWELL, Attorney and Counselor at Law, TARJB0R0 X C. Collections a Specialty. Office at the residence of the late Mrs. M. EJ Lawrence. July 2, 1875. tf JOS. BLOUNT CHESHIRE, JR., ATTORNEY AT LAW, AND NOTARY PUELIC. Sir Office at the Old Bank Building on Trade Street. je25-tf. H OWARD & PERRY, Attorneys and Counselors at Law TARBORO', N. C. tW Practice in all the Courts, State and Federal nov.5-ly. w H. JOHNSTON, Attorney and Counselor at Law, TARBORO', X. C. Attends to the transaction of busi ness in all the Courts, State and Federal. Nov. 5, 1ST5. ly piREDERICK PHILIPS, Attorney and Counselor at Law, TARBORO', N C. ' Practices in Courts of adjoining coun- ties, in the Federal and Supreme Courts. Nov. 6, 1875. ly J n. & W. L. THORP Attorneys and Counselors at Law, ROCKY MOUNT, N. C. PRACTICES in the counties of Edge combe, Halifax, Nash and Wilson, and in the Supreme Court North Carolina, also in the United States District Court at Raleigh. Dr. G. L. Shackelford, id es Tar 17 X 17 , TARBORO', N. C. With over eight years experience in the practice of Dentistry, I feel assured of giving satisfaction in all cases. Charges moderate. Office opposite Adams' Hotel and over S. S. Nash & Co's store. Oct. '23, 1875. tf Y7M. HOWARD, DHTJOCrIQT DEALER IN DRUGS. PATENT MEDICINES, &;0., SrCJ., &C. Next door to Mrs, Pender' Hotel, TARBORO, N C. Louis IIilmard, Greenville, N. C. Maticei.i.us Moore Formerly of N. C. MILLIARD & MOORE. COTTON FACTORS AND General Commission Merchants McPHAIL'S WHARF, NORFOLK, VA. Keep contantly on band a large and varied stock of Bagging and Ties. General dealers in Standard Fertilizers. Liberal Cash advances made on consign ments, je 25-tf. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS, D0L1ESTIG SEWING MACHINES Liberal Tenna of changefoT Second-ham juacmnes ci every aes eriBtion. . $ ,,rlftMrQTir."D4DFP BAfiUIAMfii The Bast Patterns mad. Send 6 eta. for Cataloj Acutxs Wasisd. -a NEW XOSK J Qa day at home. Agents . wanted. Oi Outfit and terms free. TRUE & CO-i Augusta, Maine. 66 OSYCHOMANCY, OK SOUL CUAPvM Jri:G." How cither sex may fascinate and gain the love and atlections of any per son ihey choose, instantly. This art ull can possess, free, by mail, for 25 cents; together with a Marriaee Guide, Egyptiau Oracle, Dreams, ilintslo Ladies, etc. 1,0C0,060 sold A qieer book. Address T. WILLIAM & CO., Pub's Philadelphia. J , C!OA Per 'lav at home. Samples worth Cl IO OiW $1 free". 8T1SSOX & CO., Port land, Maine. A GENTS, tbe greatest hauce of the age. Address, witn stamp, National Copying Co. Atlanta, Ga. $77 WEEK yuarauteed to Agents, Male and Female iu tli-ir ivn local ity. Terms OLltU t KEE. Ad dress P. O. VICKEKY & CO., Agustn, Me t EMPLOYMENT. Male & female, salary A or commission we jay AgeuL; a salary of $b0 a week and expenses Eukeka M'f'g Co., Hartford, Conn. Par.iculars free. ASfdwiSHinG. "Vo! forty days, and Xincvah shall be over thrown." Future events propheeied by rules in Ban ner's Prophetic Book. Fortunes foretold in the tips and downs of prices for the next tweney years; the future judged by the past. What years to make money on pigirou, hogs, corn, provisions, cotton, and when we will have the next panic, what year hard times will end and business revive again. Every farmer, manufacturer, legitimate traJur and speculator should have this book to know tLe iuture, so as to avoid loss and be success ful. Seut to any name, post paid, for tl. Address SAMUEL BEN.NER, Balnbridge, Ross County, O FOR S876. A Household Weekly Magazine DEVOTED TO POPULAR LITERATURE. AXD ALL MATTERS OF TASTE AXD CTLTL RE. ArpLEioss' Journal appears in new tvpe and with other mechanical improvements, making it the handsomest weekly literary journal in the country. ArPEEroNs' Jour nal amis to be comprehensive, including in its plan au branches ol literature, and trt- lng all subjects of interest to intelligent readers; it designs to be elevated in tastf ; 'and pure in tone; it gives in quantity fully twenty live per cent, more than the largest tf the largest of the Monthly Magazines, w'nile in quality its its literature is of the high est class. Price. $1 per Annum: 10 ceuts per Number SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT. The undersigned have procured, exclusive ly for subscribers to Appletons' Journal, a splendid steel engraving of "Chariss Dickens in Ms Study." which is offered, every subscriber for 1STC. under special terms, to in advence to Journal This steel engraving is in line and stipp'ie. It is not a fancy jicliire, but an actual rep resentation of Charles Dickens's study at Gadshill, while the portrait of the distinguish ed author is atrikingly failhlul. 1 he size ol the plate is M x 14, printed on heavy plate paper 24 x 30, making a Urge ind handsome engraving lor the parlor or library wall. The execution of the plate is of a superior order. Ihe ordinary price of a steel engraving of this character in the print-shops would not be less than Jive and perhaps six dollars It is offered exclusively to subscribers, in addition to the Journal for one year, for $5.00 that 16, for 51-00 additional, each yearly advance ubscriber to the Journal for 1S76 may receive a suhcrp engraving worth fully five times the amount. This engraving is eutirelv new. It has never been for sale in the print-shsps, and cannot be obtained except in connection icith Appleton s Journal upon the terms and con dition given above. It will be mailed to suoscribers postage prepaid. D- APPLETON & CO., 549 & 551 Broadway, New York. E. T. rooi.. C A. TOOL. W. E. POOL Pool Brothers FASHIONABLE BAR, HillUirtl IZooms OYSTER SALOON, Barber Shop AND Cigar Store, ROCKY MOUNT, N. C. O YSTEIiS STEWED AT ALL HOURS, frest and sweet. Attentive waiters o attend to the needs of mrlO-tf. his cruestb. BAKERY ! ''PUIS OLD ESTABLISHED BAKERY IS JL now ready to supply the people of Tar boro and vicitiity with all kinds ot Bread, Cakes, French and Plain Candies, Nuts, Iruits, c., c, $c, pinbriifin;r cverv thiutr usually kept in a First Class Establishment of the kind. Thankful for the liberal patronage of the past the undersigned asks a continuation, wun me pi onuae m buti&inut;vu. Private Families ran always have their Cakes Baked here at short est notice. Orders for Parties k Balls promptly filled. Call and examine our stock, next, door to Bank of New Hanover. Nov. 4.-ly. JACOB WEBER. TERRELL & BR0., DEALERS IN AND STAPLE DRY GOODS, Main Street, Near the Bridge, Tar"boro, C2. Sept. 3u-ft 15 to $20 Maine. Per Day at home. Terms free. Address O. Bmson k Co., Portland ADVERTISEMENT. 3 J Fu-iAmK ;&,:: JSX Tl T T TT iinTiai linn mm ff-V. sot Jf S f t ,Uj!,SyB I, Ft "V ' I B I 'i I in r- . .a" eir - f- ' u . i i ACORN COOK. With or without PertabSe Hoi Water Reservoir and Clowt loa't tag to, tiarsiw& store, iuVgtt n . . : With all latent improvements. Largest Oven and Flues. Longest Fire Box for long wood Ventilated Oven, Fire Back and Fire Box Bottom h. sures a Quick, Sweet and Even Bako and Roast Swing Hearth and Ash Catch. 1 Won't soil floor or carpet. Durable Double and Braced Centers and Ring Covert. Burns but tittle wood. Has Mica or Solid Iron Front Carefully Fitted Smooth Castings.," No Old Scrap Iron Nickel Plated Trimmings. Tin Lined Oven Doors. Ground and Silver-like Polished Edges and Mouldings; Heavy. Best New Iron: Won't crack. WAB2AHX2B eAIISfACXOS?. . . Manufactured by ; RATH BONE, SARD & CO., Albany, N. Y. Sold by an Enlerprieina Dealer in every Tow W. G. LEWIS, Agent, Nov. 12, lST5.-3m. , Tarboro', N. C. FALL STOCK. NEW GOODS J 1ST RECEIVED. r- Dress Goods, tf Embroideries, Collars and Cuffs, Kid Gloves. Merina Vest and Shirts, Hats, Hosiery, Cassimercs, " J eans, Bleached and Brown Muslins, Ladies and Gents Boston and PhiJ- adelphia. Hand Made Shoes, Crockery, Hard ware &c, &c. Call aud Examine. Jg5? -A. pleasure to show Goods. T. H. GATLIN. Tarboro', Oct. 1st, 1875. - ROBT. LAWS0Y & CO., SADDLE, HARNESS, ?Smt. COLLAR, . and TRUNK MANUFACTURERS and dealers in SADDLTJBY HAEDWARE, WHIPS, LADIES' SATCHELS, CAEEI- AGEiEOBES, - No. 277 West Baltimore Street, BALTIMOJtE, 7ID. April 2, 1S75. ly BLATCHLEY'S Improved CUCUM BER W00T3 PUMP is the acknowledged STANDARD of the market, ....by popular yerdict, tha bast pump for th least money. Attention is invited to f'iTi" iilatchiey's It r?3 Drop Che-k SiS's withdrawn wi Blatchley s Improved Bracket, the v alve, which can be ithout disturbing, the joints, and the copper chamber which never cracks, scales or rusts and will last a life time. Foe sale by Dealers a ad the tfade generally. In order to be sure that you get Botchiey's Pump, be careful and see that it has my trade-mark as above. ' If you do not know where to bny, descriptive circulars, ttg,ether with the name and ad dress of the , agent nearest "you; :' will be promptly fuanished by addressing with stamp. ... CHAS. G. BLiATCHLEif, Maimfaatureii J 606 Coir.;merco St.. Philadelphia, Pa Feb. 12, 1875. 9m f : Ths Best Ho usehold Oil in the World ! C. West & Sons' Aladdin Secu rity Oil. Warranted 150 Degrees Fire Test. Endorsed by tft Fire Insuranc Companies. Howard Fi) re Ins. Co. of Baltimore, , December 23, 1874. Meesrs. C.Wes t & Sons: Gentlemen Hay ng used the varii ms oils sold in this city for Humiliating purp oses, I take pleasure in re commending your "Aladdin Security" as the safest and best ever used in our house hold, i Yours truly, (Signed) ANDREW REESE, Prcs't. Z3T IT WILL NOT EXPLODE. : Ask your JStorekeqier for it. Wholes ale Depot- C. WEST & SONS, 113, 115 W. Lombard St., Baltimore. Sept .17. 6m Rocky jMomnti Hotel, (i. W. Hammond Proiv TJOLITE AND ATTENTIVE SERVANTS j. always at the Dept, n the arrival of t: rains, to conduct guests to the Hotel. ; , It Is the Traveler's delight. ' " Oct. 1st. 1875. ' tf Lager Beeif& Wine KEEPS CONSTANTLY" ON HAND ALL the Fine WINES and LIQUORS, TO BACCO and CIGARS, next door to J. A Williamson's.; 1 . . ; :. .'ERHARD DEMUTH, Oct. ISTO.-tf. , ,, , . , Proprietors. &eK. J. irboro' Southerner. 21, 1S76 AT XOOXTIDE. She was a spoiled, emotional !it- omaaj it.dulged until she ftn- csid the world was made for her tjw n peculiar enjoynient. Ardent attachments, quick and lm- Vjetuoasto a fault, iust as she was in her childish glowing naivette, shte met a hero in 'Love's Young Pfeam.' A tall, broad-shouldered ffigure, with an ineffable grace, and aSfitry uemonstrativecess that ITiOwed a thorough Louisianian, ffined by the soft witchery of ipyely Creoles. A face Grecian in itl beautiful profile; the smooth bite brow, the devilishly selfish with their golden lashes that Joced them into fascination, showed the strong, firm man; but the full, sensitive moith of a woman, proved the weakness of his character and spoiled one of God's grandest images. In the 8oft mesmeric moonlight, amid the delicious perfumes, like incense, sent up from the passion ate heart of the flowers quivering in the night wind, he lay oa a rus tic bench in the midst of a garden; the rare grace of his Titian limbs, enhanced by a white-robed figure kneeling on the long messy grass, nestling close to his side in mad de Irium, resting on a fair rouud arm, while her small white hand was pushing the curling blonde hair from Lid brow. 'You bve me, dear V he whisper ed, in conscious pride. She clung closer, and put up the tiny red lips innocently. 'Love you ? Oh ! so much, Har ry. I would die for you now.' 'You will go with me, little one, back to my Southern home. Cume with your sweet sonj;, and be my birdie ? lie leaned down to brush the brown curls back from a face radiant with intense emotion and exquisite happiness. The mooribeams trembled an in stant among the leaves, and the flowers bowed in reverencJ, seme of them crushed and broken, yet send ing up the richer, softer perfume, as if spending their last breath in an effort for perfection; giving a mute, passionate appeal to the god dess for life, and wasting the purest and most perfect fragrance when the day was spent and the shadows hung above them as the rustling leaves sighed the requiems over crushed hearts aud bruised reeds. Harry, you arc my very life; none ever loved me like y . Am I bo awful bold ?' 'No, dearest : you will be my wife, soon, and then, little one, I shall take you to the moolights of cur bonny South, where the sea breeze is made a lullaby 7y the soft, passionate warbiings of the mockingbirds. And you, my own darling, shall be, oh ! so happy.' boitlv lell the dews ct tne even- j ing until the white drapery cluog in folds about her. 'Come, Alerle, your mamma will scold me for keeping you,' he said, and they strolled back to the minia ture palace, with its hale old owners on the piazza ready to give them a tcazing welcome. A week later it was the night of a ball and Merle Garner lay fever ish and restless, with sore throat and headache. 'Mamma, move the lounge to the window, so I can see the girls go ing in the moonlight. YVasn't it noble f .Zarry to want to stay with me? Bat I would not be selfish, for I know how well he loves dans cing.' An hour later, iarry Allison was 'gliding to the exquisite mes merism; the blissful metamorphose of the 'autograph waltzes,' while a magnificent blonde, with great dreamy blue eyes, long wavy hair like polished gold, and figure ch ! ye gods 'For ne'er did Grecian chisel trace, A Nymph or Naiad, or a grace Of finer form.' The music had wafted them into a dream-land of unbounded emo tion; the warm brilliant lights, the soft glamour of silk, with Strauss pouring his fullest, richest, rarest inspirations above them, lulling the Btill small voice, alluring the siren while they thread the witgJijng maze into an oblivious elysium, forgetful of even the shadow of reality. The w.dtz ceased, and they step ped out on the vinecovcred balco ny, the warm, pulseless night, suit ing well the Circean enchantment. Tke moonlight fell in glad glory over the superb physique of Lilian Raymond. He drew her into the snaaow ana iaia ner wnite arm ca-. rtssingly on his shoulder. Lillian, you are such a grand woman, and oh ! love you so. Other feelings and hopes seem dead with you near me.' 'But Merle. Harry; what of her ? 'Merle is only a little thing; im pulsive and childish. I want a wo mau like you, my beautiful goddess, for a wife.' 'And you love ifle, Harry V 'As my life, darling.' And he raided her face to the moonlight and searched the dark shadowy eyes. 'Well,' said little Miss Pert, from an observing corner, 'they won't die from a rush of principle to th3 brain.' Again, and the night was chilly, while the wind blew in fitful gasts, as Merle Gerner paced the garden walks in feverish impatience; waiK ing, watching, dreading. At that moment Harry Allison was saying, 'Kis3 me good.night, Lillian. I will see you early to morrow.' And just as Merle turned for the last time to go into the house he var'ted over the railway and stood at her side ; ' 'Oh ! Harry.' It was such a glad, happy cry, and she caught his hand passionately to her lips in a shower of childish caresses. 'Merle, you are such a baby,' he said, 'you have n confidence in yourself. I am tired of laving a child; why do you not be a woman?' The hat angry blood surged to her face. 'Have you an example to suggest for my imitation V she asked proud- 'I have scarely thought of it,' he answered coldly us he threw him self on a bench and left her stand ing motionless as tho marble Rhea at the fountain. If he waited her cold and prsud, he was just now transforming the little, glowiag beauty into an automaton. If she had cried he could have soothed her; but instead, she was proud as an empress, and she baffled him. Then he could have taken her in his arms and loved her again. Bat the 'die was cast,' and he plunged on madly. 'Merle, I didn't know that I loved some one better. We have both been mistaken' he paus ed. 'Both Lave been mistaken ere it was too late,' she answered coldly. 'And you have never loved ma, Merle ?' 'I could not stoop to love one so far my inferior, and I bid you good night.' She swept by him into the house; and all night the wind moaned around a tiny kneeliag figure, with her small, beautiful head bowed, as the heart's tempest swept by, and the morning found a cool self-possessed woman ! 'Merle ! good God ! child, what has come over you ?' 'Nothing of any importance, papa, only my engagement with Harry is broken.' . 'Ilev, did he dare ?' and the old gentleman bounded up furiously. 'No, papa; be quiet. I did it; and now we will say nsthing more about it, for he is not worth a thought.' A week later and Ilarrj Allison lounged back in an easy chair and read Dear Harry. Coiaehome. Nina Lyle has gotton the old Governor's three millions, and is the 'Star of the Evening.' She wa3 in love with you, so come immediately, if not sooner. Your cousin and well wisher, Arthur Brooks. That night Lillian Raymond was pleading 'Please Harry, don't leave me.' 'I must, darling. But I will come back soon and take you with me.' O ! take me now, I'm so wretch, ed. For God's sake don't leave me.' 'Lillliau !' be your own proud self; it makes it doubly hard for me to leave you when you are so very un happy.' At last the foad good-Vyes were ia spoken, and Lillian looked widowed her desolation. The montiis passed, and her misery was maddening. Not so with Merle. The tender nobleness of Ray Gordon won her admiration aud ere the leaves fell she married her old boyish school mate. Lillian wasted the glad, sunny hours in misery, until one day she received a paper that ended her suspense. For the saw that Harry Allison had married the rich creole, Nina Lyle. he Ladios and Leap Year. An exchange says in the social world many changes will take place tho rresent year. In this the leap year, the feminine form, metapho rically speaking, dons the habili ments of the masculine figure ; the hitherto delicate nerves of the la dies are extra strung for coming events, and fainting hysterics and all such gyrations, are for the pres ent season laid aside. Among the many privileges allowed the ladie3 for leap year is the great one of ta king the gentlemen completely in hand of escorting them to the the atre and opera, driving them through the parks and avenues decking their bachelor apartments with gifts of rare flowers, and soothing their restless moments with conserves f making love to them in the cosy corners, of the drawing-room, and finally of finding out whether they will abandon the loneliness of their rooms, give up the frivolties of club life and ; settle down ; to demestic bliss. - Many a young: man, ywhoi, either from basifulaess or youthful reserve, may hot bare; been able to settle thelquesticD whether; he could trot better in single or double- tart ness, may Ii approached withtlhat delicacy peculiar to the gentler sex be safely bridled,' and to such, ib' U hoped, they will not forget or regret the great year. ; Many newyear parties will doubtless be given. this winter, and at these tho ladies take supreme control raitr on the gen tlemen at the tabled, selecting their own partners fortte promenade, in faqt making them happy in -varieus ways with kind attentions. Tho men ba it understood; are- not i pected to go low neck. ' and short-? sleeves, fiirt with fans or be contin ually dropping their handkerchiefs to have them picked up. Young men of exemplary habits and man ners may have a proposition to con sider before tho year rolls round. A Hermit who Abhors Women. Two miles south of Ailbion, says the Rochester (N. Y.) "Express," lives a very singular person named Anthony Tripp, an old man between seventy and eighty years of age. He lives within a mile and a half of the Niagara Fall3 Railroad, yet he has never seen it, nor he locomos tive whoso whistle he daily hears. For over half a centnry he has dwelt by himself, doing all his own household work, During all that time no woman has crossed his threshold, and, indeed, few men. If a woman approached his premi ses, he would bar the doors and take refuge in the cellar. With men he would hold no intercourse, except when absolutely necessary or unavoidable. Latterly he seems to have taken even a stronger ani pathy to his fellow creatures, hi ding himself upon the adproach of any person. When Anthony Trip was about twenty years of age, as the story runs, he fell in love with a pretty neighbor-girl, and was ea gaged to be married to her. But she was fickle and jilted him. From that time his life was embittered, and he forc-swore womankind. He was not one of those who think there are as good fish in the sea as ever wero caught. The falseness of this girl partially crazed him, and has since dwelt apart from human kind. This should be a warning to young women never io jilt a lover. A Permanent Majority. The Cincinnati Enquirer says it will be a long time before the Re publican party will again have a i majority in the Congress of the ; United State3. By its attempt to j make the colored man the govern- j ing class in the Southern gtat3, by its imprudent interference ia their elections without end, by its support of the carpet-bag class, it has forfeited confidence and support. Nearly cnc-half of the whito people ot toe bouth were opposed to the Democratic party, as much so as the Republicans. They have been repelled by unjust legislation. Tke old sixteen slave States have one hundred and seventeen members of the House of Representatives. Of these, but fourteen belong to the Republican organization. Nearly nine-tenths of them are Democrats, and it ia altogether likely that here after the Democrats can count upon a hundred voters from that section. One hundred and forty-eight are a majority, and it would be strange indeed if the Democracy ija all the great States of the North could not elect forty-eight members, Very soon, as the terms of the present Senatorsjexpire, the whole South wili be represented by thirty-two Democratic Unite States Senators, which is' within seven of a majority of that body. The present voters of the Nation ara against the Re publican party. It may now bid a long farewell to its Congresssional predominance. Too Many Lovers. . Young ladies sometimes get them selves into trouble by having two lovers, both of whom are paying assiduous attention at once. An in stance of the truth of this occurred to a certain young lady in this city a few days ago. Ono of the lovers invited her to attend the theatre with him, which invitation sh& ac cepted with evident pleasure. The other lover, however, had invited her to go with him the same even ing, and having also accepted this invitation she was in a quandary what to do. In the afternoon pre ceding the evening she was to see the play, lover No. 1 received a perfumed note from her,stating that she was unablo to go with him on account of her illness. The expla nation was satisfactory to him, but having purchased reserved-seat tickets he cencluded- he would go alone. What was his surprise short ly after his arrival there to behold tho young lady enter leaning on the arm of lover No. 2 and both take their seat near him. He was thun derstruck, and of course had no rel ish during the evening for the beau ies of the play. The next evening he proceeded, to the lady's house for an explanation of the matter, having understood himself to be her ac cepted lover. Loiet 'Nei' happen ed to bo there Also, -and ' tbe young ladvfearinjr ulecene. hsd hid him in another, room, while; she ('prepar ed herself for ,the ..... coming storm. What followed may be readily im agined.' Suffice it to' say, that lover Nov 1 left no' better satisfied than when he came, but ignorant f the fact, that his rival was in. the house. Louisville, Courier-Journal. A Promise tb Pay. The Detroit Free. Press Bavs : Entering a saloon on Lamed street . i . . . ... lao tner aaj a man ; laid Uan old, spavined fifty t cent shinplaster on the bar, and called for beer. The bartender surveyed the old relic, turned it over, and replied: 'Dot isn't so goot as some prowa paper.' 'Do you go back on the Gevernment of the United States ?' demanded the stranger. 'Vhere is dot Gov ernment?' 'Right there, sir. The Government of the United States of America issued that shinplaster and agreed to redeem it.' I never heard about dot,' remarked the bartender, pushing the money away. 'Well, I'll make you hear of it mighty quick if you don't hand me out the beer and givo me my chansre. Yoa mean somedimrs. You Btart a row?' 'Yes. I mean something. I'll have the Supreme Court of the United States in this bar-roon in less'n a half an hour, and before noon 1 11 have yon po king your nose between iron bars. 'Vhat I does, eh ?' 'You refuse to take that money.' 'But it ish no goot.' 'What did you issue it for ?' 'I didn't makes no money.' 'Wasn't that money made by the Govern ment?' demanded the stranger. 'Who is the Gevernment ? Why, the people of course, J am a part of the Government, you are another part, and so on. I aided to issue that money and so iid you, and we promised to redeem it. Now, you rake in that promise to pay and give me mv chance, or I'll est un the biggest lawsuit you ever heard or. .'Who shall take him of me ?' inquired the bartender, as he nick ed up the money. Any one you oner u to, or He 11 be liable to a suit for false pretenses. Go risrht up to the post office with it, demand snver, ana it they won t exchange you can get a lawver to shut the shop up.' The man took it and handed out the change and the beer and as the stranger Dassed out. he called to his wife and asked : 'Say, Katrina, what you tinks now?' 'Some more taxes, I7enrv.' 'No more daxe3, but I am some . of der Government, vou are soria of Aer Government, and der baby in der cradle is a leedle pit of der Govern ment, and I shall tret some new gloze and vote for myself to go to aer ixerman gouncil. . A Valuable Secret- It is related of Franklin that from the window of his office in Philadelphia he noticed a mechanic among a number of others, at work on a house which was being erected ciese Dy, wno always appeared to be in a merry humor, and who had a kind and cheerful smile for every one he Eet. Let the day be ever so cold, gloomy or sunless, the hap py smile danced like a sunbeam on his cheerful countenance. Meeting him one day, Franilin requested to know the secret of his constant, happy flow of spirits. 'It is no secret, Doctor,' the man re plied;' 'I've got one of the best wives, and when I go to work she always gites me a kind word of en couragement and a blessing with her parting kiss, and when I go home she is sure to meet me with a smile and a kiss "of welcome, and then tea is sure to be ready; and as we chat' in the evening I find that she has been doiug so many little things through the day to please me that I cannot find it in my heart to speak an unkind word or give an unkind look to anybody.' And Franklin adds : What an influence, then, hath woman over the heart of man, to soften it and make it the fountain of cheerful and pure emotions. Speak, geatly, then ; a happy smile and a kind word of greeting after the tolls of the day are over, cost nothing and go far toward making a home hap py and peaceful. Exchange. If is a pleasant' and refreshing sight to see a man, in the spring of tne year, witn a pair of new Iavea der pants, spotless vest, and cut-n-way coat, gracefully go down io the slush and ice en a street crossing. He springs to save himself; but he only ruptures his wardrobe, and merely breaks the suddeness of his fall. Again he jumps to regain his footing; bat -the treacherous ice hillocks only trip him up the more, 'till at last he goes down, demoral ized and floundering ; in the mad, from which, he .crawls, without a single smile on his face and a mad ness in every part of his body, while a boy who has . been standing and watching the exploit in open-mouthed w&nder, asks : '1 gay, yon corkscrew, how do you do that!" Advice to Girls.' We beg all the girls in the land to read the following sensible thoughts from an exchange : ' "Men who are wroth having, want women for wives. A bundle of gewgaws, beud with a sti ing ef flaps and quavers,; sprinkled with cologne and set in a carmine saucer, this is no help for a man who ex pects to raise a family of boys on bread and meat. The piao and lace frames are good in their plaoes, and so are the frills tad tinsels ; but you cannot make dinner of the former, nor a bed-blanket of the lat ter ; and awful as such an idea may seem to you, both the dinner and the bed-blankets art necessary to domestic happiness. Life has its realties as well as fancies, but you make it decoration, remembering the tassels and the curtains, tat forgetting the bedsteads. Suppose a man of goed sense and good pros pects to be looking for a wife what chance would you have ? You may catch him or you may trip him, but how much letter to make it an object for him to catch you. Ren der yourself worth catching and you will not need a shrewd mother or brother to help you find a mar ket." An Essay on Girls. Girl is very nice ! Everybody who has net the misfortuna to h girl will allow this. Nice girl will allow it also as far as itself is coi cerned. Stranee cirl is ohi.f;A-. able in the eyesof girl generally. aw wuer improves gin sometimes, but it feldom finds this out nntil it is suggested to it by one of experi- Healthy girl CCSt its narnta less money for doctor's bills, but persons who write romantic tales for circulating libraries choose un healthy and pastty-rachd eirl to write about the preferred. Lately I bouffht fiixnennvwrtfi of penny illustrated journals, and i ieunq tnerem ten pictures illus trative of girl in swooninr st&tft. 7 hope it was real, or else there ought to have been a lot of smacking all round. If I were not bovl think I shonM like to be girl. It's best fun to be boy when there's plenty of girl about. She Meant Business. They have seme aueer irirl in Colorada. One of them vhn re sides in the Cache la Pondre Valley, had been receiving the attention of a young man for about a year, but, becoming impatient at bis failure to bring matters to a crisis, sha rnn1 ved to ascertain BIS inrpntinna When he next called she took him gentlyby ear, lead him to a seat, "Nobby, you've bin foolin round this claim fur mighty near a year, an' hev never vit shot effver month oa the marryn' biz. I've cottoned to yer on tbe square clean through, an' hev stood off everv other osHnnt that has tried ter chip in ; an' now x want yer tocome down tu business or leavo the ranche. Ef Ter on trm marry an' want a pard thet'll stick rite to ye till ye pass in yer checks an' the good Lord calls ye over the range, jist 6queal and we'll hitch : but ef that ain't yer game, draw out an' give some other feller a show for his pile. Now sins ver sontr nr skip out." Ze sang. Laramie Sun. How a Young Man's Money Goes. A young man in this town, whom we have known from early child hood, told us a few days ago that he had taken pains to keep quite a correct account of his unnecessary expenses from the 4th day of July, 1875. The first item that appear ed on the list was cigars each day, which amounted to 2,920, and that the cost of the same was eight cents on an average, which amounted to $233.60 and that the length of the same, if laid eut in a straight line, would reach about 7,200 feet, and that the smoke in exhausting the weed would fill several storehouses; further, that tho liquor drank would amount to 91 gallons in one year enough to drown a street commis sioner or a member of the common council. The' amount of tobacco used would fill a common beef bar rel, and sicken the entire township. The amount of unnecessary expen ditures would have fed twenty-five families for a year. Ex. How are ye, Smith, said Joned. Smith pretended not to know him, and answered hesitatingly : Sit, you have the advantage of me Yes, I suppose so. Everybody has thats got common sense. Mrs. Amy Eigg advertises in a Tea as paper that she is able to whip either one of the two womon she saw walk ing on her husbands arm a few nights before. .What an Amy-able woman sho must be, eh ? Detroit policemen dont seem to be very good marksmen. I want you either to hit mo or stop making such' a blamed racket, said a thief ia that city at whom a polieeman was shoot-ig. mi. .