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Friday : : : . Feb- 4, 187S STATE NEWS- Lenoir is to have a tobacco factory. The Presbyterians at Newton are about to build a church. The performing bear now waltzaa in Wadesboro. Too much whispering going on in the churches at Wilmington. The tournament at Whitehall Hall, last Friday, was a pleasant affair. Spier Whitaker at Enfield captured a 1 vo burglar in his house. An engine on the Atlantic road has been named Governor Brogden. A million pounds of bacon is the estimate lost in Cumberland county. Bishop Lyman will visit St. Step hen's church, in Goldsboro, Sunday March 5th. The shops of the Western North Carolina road will be moved from Salisbury to Morganton. A costume used at the old folks concert in Wilmington was actually worn in 163S. Lenoir has a rooster as good as a town clock. He crows every night at nine o'clock. Mrs. Kirby living on Yadkin river lost eight children in quick succession from diphtheria. The city fathers of Wilmington have ordered the trees to be trim med. Senator Bell from Carteret has re moved to Kind's Mountain to take charge of a school. There are seventy students at Chapel mil : all of the four classes represented except the Senior. Rev. J. M. Rose has returned from Portsmouth Va., to his heme in Fay etteville, having entirely lost his oice. Mrs. Mary C. Norment. whose hus band was killed by the Lowreys, has written a history of the exploits of th'T outlaw band. Wilmington is going to photograph the house occupied by Lord Corn wallis for the centennial. Winston boasts of a dry goods clerk, who neither chews tobacco, smokes, cigars, eats oysters or drinks whis key. Mr. Fairchild, an armless man of Raleigh, uses a pen, hatchet, hoe and knife and fork dexterously. It is expected that Wilson will be made the dinner station for passen gers, north and south, on the W. & W. Railroad. Edenton, N. C, was the second town to send up a contribution to the Lee Monuniei t fund, Hernando, Mis?, being the first. Gen. Roit. Vance, of N. C, is working in Congress for an appropri ation for the improvement of the French Broad River. The Shelby Aurora has been re moved to Rutherfordton, and the publication ofthe old Banner will be resumed at the former place. Who is to ba next Mayor of Golds boro? is the coauadrum. that is al ready beginning to attract considera ble interest among its people. Gen. Joseph E. Johnson arrived in Goldsboro Thursday evening and spent the night and part oi tho fol lowing day in that progressive city. The base and pedastal of a monu ment designed for the JNational Urn etery at Salisbury, N. C, has arrived from Trov. New York. The base weighs 2,500 pounds. A fox will be turnd loose ?.t J. "H. Bullock's store on Saturday next. Fox hunters to the front with their best dogs. Warrenton Gazette Mr. Jacob Lutz came to town this week in a wagon and while on the Public Square his horses took fright, ran away and broke ono of his arms in four pieces. Hickory Press. Gen. Joseph E. Johnson was in Newbern last week. He is travelling through the State in the interest of an insurance company. Neal Knox, the leader of tho nig-. gergar? of highwaymen who have been depredating in and about Char lotte for some time, has been captur ed. John Hatch, a Newbern nigger, eot entaneeled the other day with Borne machinery at the work-shops of the Atlantio & North Carolina rail road and was badly hurt. The Methodists of Raleigh will cel ebrate the centennial of Methodism on March 21. Extensive preparations aie making. Magnolia Record: There is a gourd in a good Btate of preservation in the upper part of Duplin 190 years old, having been grown in the year 168G. W. T. Austin, a citizen of Stokes county N. C. was found dead in bed at the Purcell House, Wilmington, N. C, Saturday morning, suffocated by gas, which he had unintentional ly turned on after turning it off. The Raleigh News says : The In Bane Asylum is remarkably healthy and is filled up o the last nook and corner. Tho number of inmates is two hundred and fifty, nearly an even proportion of males 126, and 124 fe males. At Codar Fork, Davie county, the other day, two brothers-in-law by the name of Seaford and nendric got into a row which resulted in Seaford being killed by a pistol shot. Whiskey did There is hanging in the office of the Southern Home, at Charlotte, a stalk of oata raispd from a single seed by Mr. D. n. Byrely, of Char lotte. This stalk has 332 heads on it, averaging 70 Grains so the head, hav ing in all 22,240 grains. Mr. Davis, of North Carolina, has indroduced into the House a bill to pay the State of North Carolina the net proceedes of six hundred bales of cotton Beized by the agent3 of Treas ury during the late war. It was re ferred to the Committee on War Claims. UATKS OF advcutisisg : Advertisements will b inserted iu the Tahboio Southerner at the following rates. Ton lines of mimiox, or one inch lengthwise will constitute One square oue insertion, - - $1 00 Each subsequent insert!', n, ... 50 1 mo. 2mos. :i mos. imot. 12 mos 8 00 6 00 7 00 10 00 15 00 5 00 8 00 10 00 '15 00 20 00 7 00 30 Ok. 15 00 20 00 27 60 O0 15 00 18 00 25 00 85 00 12 50 18 00 0 0t) 27 50 40 00 1800 as 00 30 00 40 00 60 oo 22 50 85 00 45 00 60 0l 100 00 One square, Two ' Three " Four " '4 column, One column J-M;irriage, Funeral and Obituary notices, not more than ten lines inserted fkex or ckahqb. Subscription S2.50. If paid ca.sk at time of subMcribiuff 2.00. Our Agent in Norfolk, Va. Mack Nickolson, No. 85, Main Street, (up stairs) is duly authorized Agent of this paper in that city. All contracts made by him lor us will be tilled. CHARLES & BATTLE. LOCAL MATTERS. A cross mark vour paper indicates that your subscr on has. or will e xpire in two weeks ks i and. unless renew ed, the paper will mtQ. be discontinued. Vi e hopo all will renew at once. Lkokl Notice. I will he at my oflice in Rocky Mount on Mondays, Teusdays, Fri days, ai:d Saturdays of each week, for the transaction of business, as usual. Clients can see nie at the Sodtuebskk of fice, ia Tarboro, on other days. Dorset Cattle, Attorney at Law. J BlMKFS. Hard times. Business brisker this week. Send in your subscriptions. Blue Room, at St. Cloud, Rocky Mount. Good weather during court. Overcoats and Talmas at very low fig ures, at Whitlock's. Hog stcaliug as appears from the docket is startlingly increasing. Best Liquors at the St Clouds, Rocky Mount. Our couuty oflicers immortalized them selves this week. Take the SorTriERNER if you desire the news current In your couuty. A bewildered col'dman burst in Solicitor Martin's room on Monday night and said he thought it was a bar. You can find it in Blue Room, St. Cloud. Mrs. Swissuehn thinks it is only ab solutely safe to kiss a man in his coffin. If you want to build up the South en courage home manufacturers. t Great inducements for cash, call before you purchase, at AVhitlock's. Statute of limitation the act of limit ing a man to one wife. Best Cigars at the dt. Clouds, Rocky Mount. Borrowers are a nuisance, and newspa per borrowing is intensified meanness. Go to J. E. Simmon's and get the worth of your money in Furui..i'.e. The Cheapest in town. The young lady with sparkling eyes has become quite hoarse in consequence of us ing them too much. Go to Brown & Co., for Flour, Sugar, Coffee, Tobacco, Snuff, &c, they sell more goods at low price, than any other firm in town. " Nothing on earth can smile but a hu man being," and if he does it in a bar room it costs him ten cents a smile. St. Cloud, Rocky Mount ! St. Cloud, Rocky Mount ! ! AVc read in the Bible in the thirteenth chapter of Samuel I, and 19th verse, that 'there wa3 no Smith found throughout all Israel.' R. C. Brown & Co., offers Liverpool Salt lower than any one in town. Has the best Butter and Cheese, and will s!I all, and other roods cheap ia propor- Lon. Ver.us will be the evening star until af ter the 24th of July, a very auspicious omen for the old maids who have determ ined to take advantage of the privilege of the new year. Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup is fast taking tb place or all the old-fashioned cough rerue difs. It never fails to relieve the most viohnt cold, and for throat diseases it is iuvaituble. Price, 20 cents. Gloves, Undershirts, and all kinds of Fur nishing roods, cheap for cash, at Whit- lock's. Squire Parker, an enterprising citizen of Rot ky Mount has removed the store, next his dwelling, to a position fronting R. R. Street and moved the little unseemly shop kept by J. Simms, Esq. Hindoo Tiue at the St. Clouds, Rocky Mount. A gay matron iu Indiana recently cap tured and married her daughter's intended, whereat the girl waxed wroth, and by way of complete revenge, stuffed a dozen bunchC3 of fire crackers under the bridal couch. Buy your heavy 4-4 Brown Sheeting your Cotton Yarns and your Plow Lines, of Battle & Son's Rocky Mount Mills, f St. Cloud Saloon opposite Ware House Rocky Mount, good Liquors, Cigars and Snacks, at the St. Cloud. 'Did you ever see that pic'ture, grand ma ?' asked a young lady, as they took a view of the family portrrit gallery. 'See it ! Why its a portrait of myself when I was seventeen.' 'I thought you had for gotten it, or you wouldn't always be lec turing us girls about modesty in dress.' Grandma looked over her spectacles and declared the girls nowadays were very im pertinent to their elders. To prepare for Spring : ;-ade I will sell at greatly reduced rates until further notice All in need of Dry Goods, Shoes and Ready made Clothing, call at Whitlock's. Lost. One night this week pari of a Gold Ear-bob. The finder will be liberally rewarded by returning it to this office. The other evening, when a Detroiter and his wife felt lonesome, they decided to go over and call on acquaintance and pass an h' ur away. 'Ah ! I'm glad to see you!' exclaimed the acquaintance as he opened the door. 'Come right in and take off your things. I've got 1 60 verses of a poem written, and I want to read them to you and see what you think of my talent.' The item of cotton rope for plow lines seems a small matter. In the aggregate it is worth keeping at home. Order from Battle & Son's Rocky Mount Mills, Rocky Mount, Is. C. t Just Tuixk of It' You can go to Adams' Hotel and get a square meal for fifty cents. tf Scdden Death. Mintie Lodge a col'd. woman was found dead in her bed on Sun day morning at Mr. Blair Bryan's in this place. She was subject to fits, which no doubt caused her death. Fisb Haik Washes. We speak the truth when we say Jno. E. Taylor's Eau de Javalle and Hair Luiurient are the best we have ever tried. Thanks To our ypuug friend, e Benj W. Teel, for an trrviUtioa. to" Attend the Literary and Musical Exercises; off Rock Hill College, Kl ' fm&J, I Ityi. 4tfc 1878. An Engaged Subscriber. Mr. J. A. Walston's feelings seemed hurt at our re marks regarding his Postal, stating "the Southerner had too many advai for him, to stop it, tc." We are sorry tie I feelings were wounded, and our remarks were only based on the extraordinary objection. Revival. The most successful revival ever conducted im Tarboro is still progress ing 24 converts were baptized on Sunday last. There is, as yet, no abatement of interest. Three from our office are now numbered among the lambs. Edgkcombk Cocktinq. Lover, short, sharp and decisive, 'Do you love me Sue ?" Sweetheart, tenderly and slightly emphatic, "yes Joha, do you love me well enough to marry me ?" lie, proudly, Certainly," Foi! WHOM 13 THE CoCBT HOUSE INTEN DED ? During the entire Term of the Court all the seats havo been used to the utter exclusion of the whites. Is this right ? Were the seats built by any white tax payers? Did they pay anything to ward erecting them? And yet they have baen kept standing in one corner. Wre would just like to know, you kcow. Tue First Peach Blossom. Richard Grauger, Esq., ofthe Washington; Echo sends us a peach bloom on 80th Jan. re marking shad were too high as yet, hence we must be content with the flower .Al ready being in the bloom of youth, we would like to pass in the shad-ow of - the fin-al fix. Shad-es of Sophocles bless s. Judge Mooke After holding a tedious term of he special Court at Halifax for four weeks, has exhibited no fatigue du ring our two weeks Term, and ha abry, amiably and fairly presided. His decisions temper vigor with mercy. His popularity has, we U ink increased in the county, ,aad excepting some arbitrary rulings against allowing attorneys to speak, he gave pret ty general satisfaction. N. C. BoARDisa House. For the ac commodation of North Carolina gentlemen only, Mrs. M. E. Bcasley, of Charlotte, N. C, intends opening a first-class boarding house in Philadelphia during the Centen nial. Her price per week is $10. No ticket 6old except to North Carolinians, and by stopping at her house you will be certain of a pleasant place to stay and with your friends. She gives good references. . Bckglakies. Dr. L. L. Staton's smoke house was broken iuto on Sunday night and 200 lbs. of bacon abstracted therefrom. On same night the smoke house of Mr. Joseph J. Porter was burglariously entered but left without stealing anything. These buildings being within the enclosures, com plete the crime of burglary a capital fel ony. Crime iB rapidly on the increase. Fisb Lot ot Cigars. We call especial attention to the fine lot of Cigars kept only by Rewe & Penningtoii, which they have in Telegraph office, at Adams' Hotel. If you want a good smoke, don't fail to call and try a Banker, Capitol or Major, they are the best brands made, for we have tried them. " -- "' o- Sci-kkme Court. The following "decis ions were heard ia the Supreme Court in Raleigh on last Monday from this county : Horner aad Graves vs. Joseph II. Baker, f'om Edgecombe Error Vtmire de kv9. John R. Mercer v. James Wiggins, Ad ministrator from Edgecombe Judgment affirmed. Htuexeal. Mr. E. R. Stamps, late ed itor of this paper, but now a resident of Raleigh, led Miss Bettie V. Williams, sec ond daughter of John G. Williams, Esq., the well-known banker of that city, to the alter on the morning of the 26th inst. Af ter receiving the congratulations of their many friends, they left on a Northern tour, We extend our happiest wishes for a safe return and prosperous future. Nbw Firm. We call attention to the alvertisement in another column of T. E. Lewis & Co., who have largely increased their stock of Books, Stationery, &c. Hav ing bought for cash only, they can sell for greatly reduced prices. They also keep on hand Tobacco and Cigars of the best brands. - I Those indebted to T. E. Lewis are re quested to come forward and settle as he is anxious to close up old accounts. A Uueiocs Place i bom which to get a Pig. Anthony Boss, colored and that badly, when brought to trial for stealing a pig from Mr. 0Neil put in the strongest and most unique plea wc have heard of or seen entered en the docket of a criminal court. He said he "did not want a law yer but wanted to tell the trufe. " (Rath er hard on the lawyers) "I got de pig out de well." Well done thou good and faithful ser vant. Convicted of course. Manslaughter Case. George Dixon was tried on Monday for killing George Lockhart. The indictment was for man slaughter. The prisoner's counsel were Messrs. Howard & Perry, Philips and O'Hara. These gentlemen conducted the defense as only our ablest lawyers could. While the Solicitor, untided, managed the prosecution in such a manner as to make everybody think he was big in brain, as ponderous in paunch. His motto is blood and scalps, and there's no cleverer or more successful a Solicitor, than big oleaginous, though amiable Jo. Martin, of Martin. Farmers Manufacture Youe own Fer tilizer. I will send to any one a family right to manufacture a No. 1 Super Phos phate of Lime, equal to any shipped from tue jNortn, tor nve dollars. Uost to man ufacture $18.00 per ton. Parties wishing to manufacture to sell, please see me at Tarboro, Feb. 25th, or at Goldsboro March 2nd. I will also have a few pounds of very fine cotton seed," also a model for a cotton planter, unequalled by any yet in troduced. Drops the seed and fertilizer both. First cost only $4. Very durable ; "Bias. Bowbkes, Fruit Tree Agent High Point, Guilford Co., N. C. Lagal Field day at Nashvills Big Knit over n Little 10.0l aark onu dle Bull Bull BitcU Swapping Great Excitement ending in a. Fight and attempted Escape Cousin Sully Dillard Typo of A itnesses. On Wednesday of last week there was tried at Nashville a suit, which for extent of interest, scope of excitement, and small ness of subject matter got away with anything we ever saw, heard, dreampt of, or read about. The case stood on the Su perior Court docket thus : W-15. Terrell, ) Claim and Delivery. vs. Referred to J II Thorp Nathan T. Perry. ) under C. C. 1'. The suitors and witnesses all live d on the South side of Tar river in Nash county, now Bailey's Township. the first witness was Burt Terrell, plaintiff. After much higgling, preamble and irrevancy, which the lawyer for defendant unkindly, would not allow him to indulge in the witness began Nathe had a steer, but it commen ced with a bull, I hired bull to Nathe to work. Nathe wanted to know what I charged him for the bull, I told him I got 3 barrels of corn for the steer and ought to get 2 barrels for bull. He said d nd if he'd pay it. Agreement was he was to keep the bull 'till last of August, then to deliver him to me, or turn in the woods. In the fall I went up to SWAP THE BULL FOR AN OLD HORSE. Nathe told me where to find the bull. Do not recollect the words what was spoke. When I started to catch the bull, Nathe said if I caught Bob he would kill me. Every time I'd git clost. to Bob, Nathe would say, "cur Bob, skit !" an' the bull would jump off. This was in the old field, then Nathe an' I fout, an' he knocked me down with a light wood knot and jumped on me. ne axed me if he'd let me up would I give up the bull, I told him yes, but as I was going off I told him not after I got away. Cross examined I didn't sell Nathe a steer for $20, but I give him pri vately to trade a steer to Vick. Vick giv' $2 boot Nathe never paid me for steer I got $7 difference ia swaps. ENTER BULL B1T0H. I swapped a bull bitch for a hound dog an' got $1.50 boot, that help make up $7. The next witness was Mrs. Woodrulf, smoking a pipe. She was au ancient dame and much incensed that Terrell's title to the bull should be disputed. In a hiiih pressure veice, somewhat like filing a saw, she stated My cotton was a hanging in the patch and says I to my little boy that cotton must be No mind about that Mrs. Woodruff, from the referree. Well my little boy he says to me "No mind what your lit.le boy said," expostu lated the court. Me and my little boy was in the cotton patch an' says I to him. "Witness this must be stopped ; now tell what you know about the ownership of the bull." Well Burt sent me aa' mv lit tle boy to Nathe's to git the beast to haul cotton, and Nathe said he would send him cause Burt offered to sell him an' I don't know nothin' 'bout the beast no how. SALL1E OPT DILLARDED. Mrs. Jane Richardson entered the stand, with her head enveloped in a ragged red bandanna, and her eye darting forth ire at defendent. She evidently meant business, and regarded the matter as personal to her self. The witness wa9 evidently mad. Her voice was somewhat masculine on a high and wrathful key. She began I was at Burta, Nathe he conic over. Heard him say everybody is arter me for money. Lewis cum arter me totker day but I'll be d nd if he got any. I sold every cow I had to de richest man in Nash county, aa' dot was Tim Brantley an' got nothing but Terrell's d nd bow-legged bull. Sold ev ery cussed cow I had an' I haint got nuffhi but Cely an' de young un. (veaemently) Nathe was in great wrath. He never did claim de beast. Said he'd dodze a:i' keep Oat o' Lewis' way. Oil, I'm telling de trufe I'll tell trufe ef it takes de neck veins. I aint skeered,dere aiut but one way to skecr me. I'll tell de trufe, ef its tough it may be rough. Cross examined. I live one mile from Burt's residence, sees hi in e very time I passes guine 1 1 Wilson. Don't like Burt, or any b ,dy else much, thinks more of myself dan anybody clce. Didn't til1 Bart how much I knowed till I was brough1 to here. I was summoned on suspicions. BVIDBXCB WITHOUT BOTTOM. Mehaly Bottoms gave in a mass of te-ti- mony like "linked sweetness long drawn out." She used the word 'beast' fortv-six times. ' Knew all about the slut swap, steer swap and bull trade, but did not elucidate to any considerable extent the title to the bull. Jim Hagan said : Me an' mam went to Nathe Perry's to git de beast to Law! cot ton, Nathe said tell Burt to cum arter him, dat Bob broke in garden an' had almost busted hisself er eating er collards. George Woodruff and Rufus Bottoms evinced great proficiency in dog trades, turpentine getting. &c, but didn't throw light on a dark subject. defendant's case. Defendant made out a clear case of the passing of title to property and owing $7, for same. But he could not desist entering into a learned and elaborate of dog-swaps and bull swaps, and the manner cf conduc ting same, with all which we were much edified and considerably instructed. BKLIOEBENCT ABOUT THE BULL. About dark the case was concluded, and all parties were excitedly discussing the merits of the centroversy, when Terrell told one of defendant's witnesses that he swore to a d nd lie. Offended witness delivered a well directed blow between the prbs of Terrell. Clinched, fell, rough and tumbled ; gouging, blood spilt, and hair and hide shed. At last parties were part ed. ATTEMPTED ESCAPE. When Terrell drew his pistol and gave some leg bail, that a disinterested witness would have denominated first class. Town constable with lively idea of fee3, rushed in pursuit. Terrell reached his Silky, just in time to mount, when consta ble arrived in time to seize bridle. Terrell like the historic Don Quixote figuratively rase in his stirrup, and lit In on the brute a tickey 6tud, with his whip. The beast sprang from the constable, running over him, J)ut in this attempt the head stall was broken. The horse ran 100 yds, the whole town by this time was in hot pursuit. The fugitive sprang on the back of the horse, caught the mane, turned a somersault over the horse's head and checked his mad ca reer. TH CAPTURE. 'Twas thus he was captured, taken before the Mayor of the city made to contribute to town treasury the sum of five dollars in U . o. currency. Not to be continued in our nest. Incidents of the Court Dog Fight. Every oue knows Edgecombe Superior Court requires two weeks to try the crimi nal docket. Well, Monday of this the second week, was passing off pleasantly and serejely as the bosom of a placid lake, when the case of State vs. Jake Young, a brunette on whose polished cheek charcoal would bleach. Said dark complexioned individual stood charged with purloining a couple of peafowls. Ossa on Peliou of evidence was being heaped up, when suddenly a large commo tion, tremendous growling, biting, snarling and howling, stopped lawyers, witnesses, everybody. It was evidently a dog fight. It came near breaking up the Court. We now adhere firmly to the doctrine that two A No. 1 dog fights would disperse any Court in the world. The canine be ligerents were a country cur grim and griz zled, and Jerusalem Cheshire. Cheshire wounded iu leg. Later, another dog fight on Tuesday. Pastus C. cur and Napoleon Dancy. New Adv's. Mr. Joseph II. Pippen, of Whitaker's, N. C, wishing to close busi ness, offers his large stock of good at New York cost for cash, nc will also sell on accommodating terms his store and lot. Parties wishing to purchase can address him at Whitaker's, N. C. At the Hardware Store of Gen. W. G. Lewis farmers will find everything iu their line imaginable and cheaper than they cau be bought any where else in the place. Read his advertisement iu another col umn. The Weslbrook Nurseries' at Wilson, N. C, offers 100,000 choice trees, vines and plants for sale. Address, C W Wrest brook, Wilson. Read "copartnership notice of T. E. Lewis and M. Wcddell in another column. Mrs. Warfield'a six new. books are now ready. She is a popular Southern author ess. Address, T. B. Peterson & Brothers, GOO Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. The Haw Rivki: Tragedy'. We clip from the Raleigh News, the following dy ing declaration of Mr. Adolphus Moore of the firm of Holt &: Moore, Haw River, Alamance Co., who was recently killed by Geo. W. Swepson, of Haw River: Dr. B. F. Mebane was with Mr. Moore till he died. He was satisfied from the first, the wound was mortal. Tne bullet went through Mr. Moore's left arm into his his che-t through the spinal column and through both lungs. Dr. Mebane asked Mr. Moore how the thing happeued ? Mr. Moore replied: "I had been out birding that evening and coming by Mr. Swepson, I said : "There is the man now," but I passed on by S wesson's house, when I heard Swepson say "what do you want ?" 1 turned and replied: "Come out into the road and Til teil 3-011 what I want ; I do r.ot intend to shoot at you in your house or yard. At that Swepson fired. I repeat ed between Swepsou's first and second shot : "I do not want to shaot you hi your own house, but I will shoot with you or fight you. I was looking towards the fac tory and at the same tune watching Swep son, and when Le tired the second time I fell. I did not present my gun toward him. 1 might have had my arm a little up but I do not think I did. To the question usked by his counsel, "Did you intend to draw out Swepson and shoot him when you were hunting in the field around his house?" Mr. Mooie replied: "1 had no idea of shooting him." This declaration was made the morning after he received the wound and repeated a few hours before he died. I'BO.tl PALMYRA. PAT.MYrA, N. C, ( Jan. GOth lb'70. j" Enrroi: S r 1 -iieknek : Being one of that (lass of lmni 1:1 kind whose visual ca pacity tuh.' 11 a wider range of objects than can be viewed through a "hole in the fence, " 1 am aet-rited by liberal motives, the desire t live and learn, and such like. As an earnes; of this condition of mind, I snail attempt to tnrow into your columns an occasional "inksling," a proceeding I tiu-t, that will be acceptable- to your nu-ine-o;is readers. Tnough 1 am not fenced in, and there fore under no nccvsity of seeking for holes, vet in mv selt-tlected capacity of news- gatherer i might at the start become intim idate, I Uv the shadow of remoteness that at her dims the brightness of my "local uibitatiou. This shadow, I am happy to say is apparent, int real, and only felt by the newcomer. That l.'.ie of poetry which ascribes to instance Die power 01 ienumg cnciiununeni to the vie w, should be levelled iu signifi cation when applied t oar little city. 'Tis a near approach tuat enchants the eve, and ciiarms me si uses, jraimvra tne beautiful citv of the desert, the pride and ;loiy of Eastern lands, while it afforded to tl e historian a lit subject for the contem plation of fallen greatness and departed granduer, and to the poet anthems full of sentiment, bequeathed to us, as a commu nity, only a name. A name which we unhesitatingly appropriate, regardless ot the halo of classical associations which surrounds it, and the striking contrast its bestowal upon modem things may bring to bear. Palmyra upon the Koanoke stands out, then, in bold rcleif assuming to her self the protrusiveucss of a wide-awake town of the grand Centennial year, and holding in prospectu a fine chance of in crease both in importance aud magnitude. The general flatness of the country would prevent the spectator, occupying a lowly position from viewing our town m all its dimensions. A "sail over" on wings, or in a balloon would reveal at a glance, sev eral large and well stocked business houses a large hall used by Good Templars and Grangers for thjir meetings, and tor the monthly accommodation of ministers of the Gospel a number of cottages and resi dences on a larger scale, scattered here and there. Intersecting all these is a street the main and only street of the town which, though it lacks that noise and over hanging blocks peculiar to Broadway, pos sesses at least one characteristic not held by the latter, viz : the protecting care of lofty oak trees, which standing along the street at resrular intervals act as sentinels to ward oft cither the wintry wind or sum mer sun. Another feature of the town, is it is at the head of steam navigation on the Roan oke. Steamers can run "plumb" through from here to Norfolk or Baltimore. A shipping point thus established must needs b i ot vast benefit to the surrounding coun try. I cannot see why prosperity should not decend upon us. The social qualities of the town are excellent. Religion and temperance flourish like the "green bay tree." The citizens are making a strong effort, at the present time to get together means sufficient to erect a church I think success will attend them, for the en terprise is headed by an old gentleman who has already done much for the welfare of the town. A prominent institution of our town, have refrained from mentioning until now, is the Kei uka Bank, a building that has stood the test of time, unaffected by the rise and decline of sister institutions. When Jay Cooke & Co., toppled over into a thousand fragments, old Kehuka stood firm credit good, and foundation intact its antiquty is remarkable ; even when the Pilgrim Fathers first put foot upon the bleak New England shore Kehuka was an institution. Come down and view for yourself this mighty Bank, the vast pro portions and venerable front, aud I think you will coincide with your humble cor respondent in the opinion that it is dis'.iued to remain forever. "Unhurt amid the war of elements, The wrecks of wealth and the crush of worlds." As a finishing stroke to the lengthy com munication, I shall furnish one more item, which is the startling fact that out of the goodly number of our inhabitants John Smith cannot step to the front, and make himself known in our precincts Smith spelt with a y, or otherwise is an airy nothing, a nonentity. We are minus even a black smith. The startling announcement that "Mr. Smith's house is afire," would pro duce no impression whatever, on the whole I think that the little town of Palmyra on the Roanoke ia more justly entitled to a place in the Centennial grounds, hag and baggage, than any of her cotcmporaries. Can't you uphold me in this ? In my next, spirit willing, I 6hall enter more upon specialities. In tho meantime, save your dimes. The discussion of the snakes is not yet numbered among the things that were. Yours truly, Denizen. TO CONSUMPTIVES : The advertiser an old physician, retired from active prac tice having had placed in his hands by an East India Missionary the formula of a sim ple Vegetable Remedy, for the speedy and permanent Cure of Consumption, Bronchitis; Asthma, Catarrh, and all Throat and Lung Affections, also a Positive and Radical Cure for Nervous Debility and all Nervous Com plaints, after having thoroughly tested its wonderful curative powors in thousands of cases, feels it his duty to make known to his suffering fellows. Actuated by this motive, and a conscientious desire, 10 relieve human suffering, he will send free of charge to all who desire it, this receipe, with full direc tions for preparing and successfully using. Sent by return mail bv addressing, DR. W. C. STEVENS, ly Munroe Block, Syracuse, N. Y. Elgin Almanacs. Go to Bell's, the Jeweler and get an Almanac free for every body. At his establishment you will find a complete assortment of Watches, Clocks, and Jewelry, and everything else to be found in a first class Jewelry establishment, very cheap for cash. He also keeps Needles and Oil for all kinds of Sewing Machines. Give him a call. Chamberlain & Rawls are offering great inducements to purchasers of goods in their line. A splendid assortment of Clocks just received. A full fine of 18K Rings, Vest and Opera Chains, cheaper than they were ever offered before in Tarboro. Every thing else in their line " dirt cheap." Fine cp airing a specialty. A CARD. PLAIJ DRESS MAKIXG CHILDREN'S WORK for both sexes, done by MRS. EMILY G. ME1IEGAN. Tarboro' Oct. 1st. 1S75. Cm BATTLE FREMONT. In Wilming ton on Wednesday the 2Gth ult, Mr. John D Battle, of Rocky Mount, to Miss Ma by, daughter of Col. S. L. Fremont. HANCOCK ORMOND. In Washing ton, on the 27th ult., at the residence of Mr R W Minor, by the Rev Nathaniel Harding, Mr Wm. H Hancock; and Mrs Mary A Orvand all of Beaufort county. COMMERCIAL. Tarboro' Market. CORRECTED WEEKI.r BY It. B. ALSOP, Grocer, MAIN STUEET, TA11UORO' :n C. Home production are qnote'I at ihe bnyiug price, and all others at the selling pric froia stores. Bacon S. C. Hauis.in canvass, per ib. 1P20 Shoulders " 12l2 Sides, back hone aid rib,- 15(t.lGu Bulk Meats. Shoulders, i crlh.. lOtallc Sides, clear, 13 14c Beef. Fresh, per lb. G?J8c Spiced Family per lb lc- IUggino,. per yard, 1510 Beeswax lb. . (ctl'tc Buttek " 40ft50c Cotton, per pound, 10(eUi Cotton Yaks, per bunch, 1 -5uJ185 Coax, per bushel, O-ictff. 70c Cheese, V a 20-25e Chickens, F.OGS, piT flozi'TI Fl.oru Pat.ip-co f.uiiHy iih- U!!:cr ln-iMiJs" Uiuns Dry ;i 3. Or; en, f, tb. 1 HON Tl KS, i,t lb. Laki, V it'- Meal, per IrushW M u.asses Suar House t trnllot' Cuba " ")-,v..t Oxioss. per bushel, $1 50(.i2 00 Pouk Mcs per til.l. ?-'5 OO&VL'G '0 Kiimp, " $2 00.rf-3 00 Potatob, we-t. f";r 1 i.siii-l. Irish per bushel - I'f as. per li'ishel, Salt, ii. A. pur sick, Liverpool, persucu, Sai'sac.:-:, p-r II',- Tea, pi-r lh, Tallow, per it. Cotton Markets. Nfw York February 2. Cotton (3u!l- raiddiins 13 Baltimork, February 2. Cotton dull middlings 12 5-8. Norfolk. February 2 Cottou cull- middlings 12 5-8, C. J. AUSTIN'S Wholesale & Retail GROCERY. PRICES LOW DOWN FOR CAShV THANKING the publie lor past patronage, I call their attention to the following goods which I keep constantly on hand at the Lowest Prices for Cash NEW MESS PORK, NEW RUMP PORK, SUGAR CURED IIAMS, from the best dealers, BACON SHOULDERS & SIDES, D. S. SHOULDERS & SIDES. C. R. SIDES, SPICED BEEF, BEEF TONGUES, PATAPSCO FLOUR in bbls. and i bbls., and other standard brands of Flour. FRESH PEARL HOMINY & GRITS. C. YELLOW SUGAR, Extra C. WHITE SUGAR, LOAF AND GRANULATED SUGAR, COFFES. Rio, Laguyra and Roasted. GILT EDGE BUTTER in Firkins and Tub3. GOHEN BUTTEIt in 10 W. Cans. CAKES, CRACKERS, CHEESE Fresh Buckwheat Flour, Macoroni, Sapioca, Yermacille, Gelatine, French & Plain Candies. Best Old Rye Whiskey for Medical purposes Fine Cooking Wines, Extra French Brandy, American & Imported Ale and Porter" HOSTETTER S BITTERS, SCIIEIDAM SCIINAPS, by the bottle and case. And ererytbins else found iu a FIRST CLASS FAMILY GROCERY. Cai) and save money by buying from C. J. AUSTIN. t! Bricks, Lime, Lathes, Hay, Oats, Mill Feed, Corn Meal, always on baud. Not. 12, 1875. ly 15 to $20 Main. Per Dav at home. Terms free Address U. Siiasoa It Co., Portion ...rIHI,Tft(. r fc fc-vf I NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. 6l :o: The undersigned having greatly increased his facilities for business and added largely to his stock of GROCERIES, can oiler for sale very low for cash, the following : JUST RECEIVED, FRESH, SOUND & PURE, 50 Bbls. less Fork. 50 Bbls. lltmip Fork. 10 Boxes Bulk Meats. 5 IIIuls. do. oxes 100 Bbls. Flour from $5.50 to $10 per barrel. 500 Bushels Seed Oats, white & black. A LAHGE SUPPL V OF Coffee, Rice, Sugar, Soap, Candles, Con- CENTRATED LYE, OAN FRUIT, LARD, STARCH AND FISH. 500 Tons Agricultural Lime. 50 u u 50 25 10 50 Kegs Nails. Rock Lime, Irish Polatoes, Bran Bagging & Ties, Cement, Hav, Ground Alum Salt, Liverpool Blown Salt, Wrapping Paper, Paper Bags. X also l3avo for S3ilo 100 Bushels of the JORDAN PROLIFIC COTTO from South Carolina. From one cere (specially prepared) planted in these seed last ye- , 1875, the yield in lint cotton ivrxs 1700 pounds. The stalk3 with tue boles can be seen in my office, and information given to all who may wish to purchase. 1 am prepared to supply farmers ou credit to be paid out of the crop xt Fall. Will sell Guano for Cotton. nex $gf- riease inquire prices and N. Tarboro, Jan. 23, 187G. Practical Watchmaker and Jeweler, TARBORO ......... ,,c ,i jr p ....:;:..(i.-'j , ii' ? W-4 ZDcnlcr iix Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Silver and Silver Plated Ware, Fine Table Cutlery, Spec tacles and Eye Glasses, Sewing Machines, Needles & Oil, Solid Gold 18k Rings, Gold Studs, Collar & Cuff Euttons. A general assortment of Goods too nuineious to nieuti :i , always on band, very cheap fur Canh. Goods guaranteed as represented, n; .n a forfeit of duiib'e tiie price paid for them. Fine repairing promptly done, at'd warranted to :ive satisfaction. I retutu sincere thanks to the public for the lib-ial patronage cxten ltd in the past four years, and promise to strive to ineiit a coulir.uaiico of the seme. See Sign Big Watch, Next to Pender & Jenkins, Main Street, - - Tarboro', N. C Tarboro', N. C, Jan. 14, 1SV5. R. C. 111 the latest 'oveUics ami the beat Qualities at the very lowest prices I,. O. BROWN OO., September 17.-tf. RrlAIFJ STREETS FOR SALE OR REM THE neat and eomlortaWe dwelling o east side of Church street, recently , . occupied by Mr. John N. Vick, U for rent, or it will be sold privately on reasonable terms. The house has four rooms nicely finished, and adjoining it is a Kitchen, There is also a splendid Garden f pot and Stables. The lot is neatly cuclosed and is one of the most comfortable and desirable places in Rocky Mount, N. C. v.r.t w.tf ' w t. Tnnnp Asst. Tobacco. ? dilT qrades. Patapsco Guano. Peruvian " Grange Mixture. Kanit Potash. SEED, terras before purchasing elsewhere. M. LAWRENCE. 2m. i -X V" ' N. C. Aft 7 UtM IMMxIMt&! AJF BROWN & CO S (:o:) BOOT AM) SHOE , ! ) , ffHAVF. KSTAliUSHED IN TAUHOitO' 3. a lioot and ;-hoe S!io; on I'itt fctrett. next to II. II. Kotvc's.whm: I am prepared to do all work !n the hfl style. ' Just v ci ivi d tome of ihe s;io.ft f.i8!iinatI; : hwtf, and alto a irwod i-tock ot mulerhd, nni ; am KitUik'd thai I c.m plse ihu most l.isti 1 ion?. I ask the public to ive me a tri.u. ive .24..tf. M.T. GWATMil.