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33E SUEE YOU : EIGHT : THENrGG.HEAD.-l; Crockett. Tt)feO M C, FRIDAY, MAlCH 31, 1876. VOL. 54. AWE G H ftSRAL DIRECTORY . TAKKOKO'. Mayok Fred. Philips. Commissioned Jense A. Wiilianison Ja- ci'li KchlcTihcimiT, Daniel W. Hurtt, Alex. McCain', Joseph Cobb. SKfKCTiUY & Tkbasukek Kobt. White hurt. Cnii K of l'oi.ire John W. Cotton. AIT4ST I'Ol.lCi: Tollll Mrw.ir:t, .Ins. E. Si n.-.ii-oii, Altiiuoro Maciiair. COUNTY. .S'" or Court Clerk and Probate Judtff II. L. .ato ), Jr. Udtister PTeeds Alex. Mc'Jabe. Sheri ff loseph Cobb. Coronet Treasurer Kobt. II. Austin. Survey oi John E. Baker. Standard Keeper J. B. Hyatt. School Examiners. II. II. Shaw, Wm. A. Duirgan and R. S. Williams. Keeper Poor lToUneVt'fA. A. Dnggan. Commissioner Jno. Lancaster. Chairman, Wiley Well, J. B. W. Norville, Frank Dew, M. Exeni. A. McCabe, Clerk. MAILS. ARHIVVL ANT) TEPRTTRK OF MAILS NORTH AND SOUTH VIA W. k W. It. K. Leave Tarboro' (daily) at K' A. M. Arrive at Tarboro' (dully) st - - 3 30 P.M. WASHINGTON MUL VIA GREENVILLE. FALKLAND AND SPARTA. Leave Turhoro' (daily) at - - C A. M. Arrive at Tarboro' (daily) at - - 6 P. M. The Niglitsaud the 1 laces of Meeting. Coucord R. A. Chapter No. 5, N." M. Law rence, High Priest, Masonic Ilall, monthly convocation first Thursday in evury month at 10 o'clock A. M. Concord Lodge No. 58, Thomas Gatlin, Mastcr,.Masonie Hall, meets first Friday night t 7 o'clock l M. and third Saturday at 10 o'clock A. XL in every month. Reniton Encampment No. 13, I. O. O. F., I. B. Palaniountain, Chief Patriarch, Odd Fel lows' H ill, meets every lirst and third Thur6 d.iy of each month. Ed-'r-eombe Lod-re No. 50, I. O. O. F., T. W. Teler, N. G., Odd Fellows' Hall, meets iTery Tuesday night. Edirecombe Council No. 122, Friend of Temperance, meet eyery Friday night at the Odd Fellows' Hall. Advance Lodge No. 2?, I. O. G. T., meets every Wednesday night at thera Hall. Zanoali Lodge, No. 2:1.",, I. O. B. B., meet on first and third Monday niirht of every month at Odd Fellows' Hall, A. Wh'nloek, President. CIIUUCIIES. Episcopal Church Services every Sunlay at 10 1-2 o'clock A. M, and 5 P. M. Dr. J. B. Cheshire, Kector. Methodist Church Services every Fourth Sunday of every month, morning and night. 1st tSundav at niirht and ."Hii Sunday at night. Uev. Mr. Swindell, Pastor. Presbyterian Church Services every 1st, 3rd and' 5th Sabbiths. Kev. T. J. Allison, Pastor Weekly Prayer meeting, Thurs day nicht Missionary lijpiist Church Service? the 4th Sunday in every movth, morning and nizht. Rev. T. R. Owen, Pastor. Primitive Baptist Church Services lirst Saturday and Sunday of each mouth at 11 o'clock. Adams' IIoLol, corner Main aud Pitt Sts. O. V. Adams, Proprietor. EXPKESS. Southern Express Office, on Main Street, closes every morning at i'J o'clock. N.M. Lawrence, Agent. PKOFESiSIOXAL CAKD. 7 ALTER P. WILLIAMSON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, TARBORO', N. C. IV ill practice in the Courts of the J i dicial IMfT'-i't. Collections made in 3 i t of the Maie. V" Office in Iron Front Building, Street, rear of A. Whitlock & Co's. Jan. 7, 187C. 2nd anv tf RANK POWELL, Attorney and Counselor at Law, TARBORO', X. C. 43- Collections a Specialty. " Office i-eTit door to the Southerner oftia July 2, 1S75. tf TOS. BLOtJNT CHESHIRE, JR., J ATTORNEY AT LAV, AND NOTARY PUBLIC. e77 Office at the Old Bank Building on Trade Street. -tf. jpOWARD & PERRY, Attorneys and Counselors at La w. TARBORO', N. C. ITif Practice in all the Courts, State and Federal. nov.5-ly. H. JOHNSTON, Attorney and Counselor at Law, TARBORO', N. C. J" Attends to the transaction of busi ness in a',1 the Courts, State aud Federal. Nov. 5, 1875. ly "rUEDERICK PHILIPS, Attorney and Counselor at Law, TARBORO', N. C. Ejtf" Practices in Courts of adjoining coun ties, in the Federal aud Supreme Courts. Nov. 5, 1870. ly H. & W. L. THORP Attorneys and Counselors at Law, ROCKY MOUNT, N. C. TJJSACTICES in the counties of Edge j. combe, Halifax, Nash and Wilson, and iu the Supremo Court North Carolina, also in the United States District Court at Raleigh. Dr7 E. D. BARNES, Surgeon Dentist, 7Iai Street, TARBORO', N. C. T All work warranted to Rive entire oatisfaction feb.IS-tf. Dr. G. L. Shackelford, 23 213 FT TIST, TARBOEO', Tf. C. Ojjiee opp-jsile Aduins' Hotel, over S. S. Xath Co s Mure. Owing to the stringency of the times, I !iave reduced my charges for all operation to a standard that will not fail to suit every one. Care of children's teeth and Plate work a specialty. f'ati.slaction cuarauteed iu all eases. March 17, 1S70. ly. Lager Beer & Wine SALOON. KE2PS CONSTANTLY ON HAND ALL . the Fine WINKS and LIQUORS, TO MACCO and CIGARS, opposite Adams' Ho i el. ERIIARD DEMUTII, Oct. 8, lb75.-tf. Proprietor. MISCELLANEOUS. $12 1 A :it home. Airents wanted. .Hid terms free. THUE & CO., Augusta, Maine. FREE TICKET To Philadelphia iij ; D:or. l'r-m any point in U. 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PENDER, WITH BriiS; Faulknsr & Co, Wholesale Dealers in Foreign and Domestic Dry Good, Notions & W hite GOODS. 275 W. BALTIMORE STREET, j. e. Ruff, i Baltimore. A. B. t au inner, Win. K, Hallett, ; novl9-ly. SPRING STOCK NEW GOO March 31. 1376 MARK TW AIN S DUEL IIlS WONDERECL ESCAPE. , Mark Twain contributes the fol lowing to Tom Hood's Annual; 'The only merit I claim for the following-narrative ia that it ia a trao story. It has a moral on the end cf it, feut I claim nothing on that as it is merely thrown m to OTrry,av$r "with the religious ele ment. vlfter I had reported a couple of yeare'on the Virginia City (Nevada) Daily Enterprise, they promoted me to be editor-in-chiel; antli last ed just a week by the watch. Bat I made an uncommonly lively news paper while I did last, and when I retired I had a duel on my hands and three horse-whippings promised me. ' ! The latter I made no attempt to collect; however, this history con cerns only, the former. It waa the q14 and -'flush' times' of the silver excitement, when the population was wonderfully wild and mixed; everybody went armed to the teeth, and all slights and insults had to be atoned for with the best article of blood your system could furnish. In the course of my editing I made troublewith a Mr. Lord, the editor o a! rival paper. . He flew up about some little triSc or other that I said about him I do not remem ber nXw what it was, I suppose I called him a thief, or a body-snatcher, or an idiot, or or something like that; 1 was obliged to make the pa per readable, and I couldn't fail in my duty to a whole commuEity of subscribers merely to save the ex aggerated sensitiveness of an in dividual. Mr. Lord was offended and replied vigorously ir. his p-iper. Vigorously means a great deal when it refers to a personal editorial in a frontier newspaper." Dueling was all the fashion among the up per classes ia that countrv, and a very few- frentlemen would throw gvray the opportunity of fighting one. To kill one man in a duel caused a man to be even more look ed up to than to kill two men in die ordinary way. Well, out there f you abuse a man and that man did not like it, yea had to call him but and kill him, otherwise you would be disgraced. So I challeng ed. Mr. Lord, and I did hope he would not accept; but 1 knew per- ectly well that he did not want to fight, ani so I challenged him in the most violent and implacable . -I., T 1 J manner. Ana tneni sai uown ana snuffed till the answer came. --Ill the boys the editors vrere in the office 'helping' me in the dismal business, and tellinir about duels and discussing the code with a lot of aged ruffians who had experience in such matters, and altogether there was a loving interest taken ia the matter that made me unspeak ably uncomfortable. The answer came Mr. Lord declined. Uur boys were furious, and so was I on the surface. I sent him another challenge, and another, and another, and the more he did not want to fiht the more bloodthiisty I became. But at last the man's ton began to change. lie appeared to be waking up. It was becoming apparent that he was foin? to fis'ht me after all. I ousht D O O to have knon how it would be he was a man who could never be de pended upon. Our boys were jubi lant. I was not, though 1 tried hard to be. It was now time to go out and practice. It was the custom there to fight duels with navy six shooters at fifteen paces load and empty till the game for the funeral was secure. We went to a little ravine just out of town and borrowed a barn door for a target borrowed it from a gentleman who was absent and we stood this barn door up, and stood a rail on the end against the middle of it to represent Lord, and put a squash on the top of the rail to represent his head. lie ws.s a very tali, lean creature, the poor est sort of material for a duel; nothing but a line shot could fetch him, and even then he might split vour bullet. Enaggeration aside, the rail was, of course, a little too thin to represent the body accurate ly, but the squash was all right. If there was any intellectual difference between the squash and I113 head it was in favor ot the squash. Well, I practiced and practiced at the barn door and could not hit it; and I practiced at the rail and could not hit that: and I tried for the squash and could not hit that, 1 would have been entirely dis heartened but that occasionally I crippled one of the boys, and that gave me hope. At last we began to hear pistol snots near by in the next ravine. We knew what that meant ! The other party was practicing too. Then 1 was in the last, degree dis tressed, for, of course thev would hear our shots and then send over the ridge, and the spie3 would find my barn door without a wound or mark, and that would simply be Friday, end to me; for, of course, the other man would immediately become as bloodthirsty as 1 was. Jast this moment a little bird no larger thin a sparrow flew by and ilit on a bus a about 30 paces aiy, aM bay little second, teteve tniis, vvht'waa a dead shot with J a pistol much "better than 1 was snatch ed out'bis revolver and shot the bird's head off! We all ran to pick up tfie game, and sure enough," just at this moment, some of the other duelista came reconnoitering over the little ridge. They raa to our group to see what the matter was, and hen they saw the bird Lord's second saV"-- - ;. Vs V That wa? a splendid, shot.' How far off was it f ' v-' . - Steve with some indifference 'Oh, no..' jreit, . distance. About thirty pacts.' . 'Thirty paces ! TZeaveus alive! Who did it!'. 'My man Twain.' 'The mischief he did ! Can he do it often V - 'Well, yes.. He can do it about four times out of five.' I knew thelittle rascal was lying, but I never said anything. I never told him so. He was not of a dis position to invite canfidence of that kind, so I let the matter rest. But it was a comfort to see those people look sick, and see their jaws drop when Steve made that statement. They went off and got Lord and took him home; and when we cot home, half an hoar later, there was a note saying that Mr. Lord perempterily declined to fight. We found out afterward that Lord hit his mark thirteen times in eighteen shots if he had put those thirteen bullets into me it would have narrowed my sphere of use fulness a good deal. .Trat, they could hive put pegs in the holes and used me for a hat rack; but what is a ha?.-rack to a man who feeh he has intellectual powers ? I have written this true incident of my history of one purpose only to warn -the youth of to day against the practice of dueling and to plead "with them to war against it. I was young and foolish when I challenged the gentleman, and thought it very fine and grand to be a duslist and stand upon the "field of honor." But I am older and more experienced now, and am inflexibly,, opposed to the dreadful custom. : I am glad, indeed, to be enabled to lift up my voica again3t it. 1 think it is a bad, immoral thing. It is every man's duty to do all he can to discourage dueling Cor Washington Lstter. Washi: gion, D. C, March 25lh, 1870. Editor Southerner : ANOTHER INVESTIGATION TO BE HAD. I sec that the Republican pol iticians of the Empire State have decided, in convention, to support Senator Conklin for the presiden cy, in the Republican National Convention. Some ofhi3 suppor ters and admirers will bo surprised to hear that their favorite will soon be invited to appear before a Com mittee of the iiouse to answer a few questions regarding a transac tion which was more profitable than honorable, if even legal, to the su percilious Senator. There is no attempt at sensation in thi3 para graph. When the facts are laid before the country, Conklin will be universally pronounced unworthy to occupy a seat in the Senate, although it may ba as impossible to pur-isb him according to his deserts, as it will be, apparently, to punish Belknap. There need be no sur prise at the announcement I have just made. Has not Conklin always been the friend and confidant of Grant ? Should wo be surprised that the amie intime of a jillc de joie should be found to be herself unchaste r Would.it not be nearly beyond the possibilities that she should be otherwise? ialkin? ot Conklin and New York, reminds me that many democratic papers in the South and West favor the norn ipation of Samuel J. Tilden, the great Reform . Governor of that State, for the presidency. The non partisan papers also speak kindly of him. liiuen is a nfe-Iong, uncom promising, dyed-in-the-wool demo crat, but is more favorably and widely known to the country at large as a man who has reflected honor on his party in New iorK, as well as on himself, by ridding it of its dishonest leaders. The un tiring industry, dogged persever ance and sterling integrity of the man, and the fact that, in pursuing, year after year, to conviction and punishment, the Tweed Ring and the N. Y. Canal Ring, he entirely ignored politics, and, Washington like, refused compensation for his professional services to the City and State, have created a strong impression in his favor, and attract ed thj attention of politicians to him as uq easy mnn to elect. blaine's strategy (?) The republicans are crowing loud ly over what they call Blaine's strategy on the bill to prevent the collection of money for political in the service of the United. States. They would have you believe that Blaino forced the House t 'accept his amendment including members of Congress, against tho will of the majority, nnd. that the democrats were cleverly outwitted. The facts are just the reverse. The Repub lican party maintains a regular bu reau here for the collection ofmons ey from government employees, . at the head of which is the notorious Judge : Edmunds, Postmaster of Washington. He sends letters to every officer in the country, levying upon them regular contributions io the machine not only toS officers, but to all those who are,' in aay re spect, dependant upon, tbs-.adminis-tration for the .positions they -.b-qld. Evansr the cpost-tradcr,- whj,-)ai(l. Marsh 12,000 a year for hia place, has just testified that he was "asses sed" 300, at one time, by the .Re publicans, for party purposes, and that he sent the money to Wash ingtOH. So extensive has been this system of official, blackmail, that hundreds cf thousands of dollars have beeD collected, each year, ostensibly, for political purposer but of which a large portion has gone into the pockets of certain fa vorites ia Washington, cither in the shape of the salaries as secreta ries of Campaign Committees, &c, or as direct stealing. The democrats were determined to put an end to this abuse, if possi ble, and Mr. Bernard G. Gaufield of Illinois, reported a bill from the Iiouse Judiciary Committee,- n Tuesday 1 st, making it an offense punishable, by fine and imprison ment, for any persoa in the employ of the United State to collect or contribute any money whatever for political purposes. The Republi cans were seriously alarmed, and Mr. Hoar, of Massachusetts, offered an amendment to permit the col lection of money for the purpose of sending out printed Campaign doe umefcts. Other- amendments were offered ; and, it becoming-' evident that tho Republicans were anxious to encumber the bill and delay action, Mr. Caulfield, who had charge of the bill, moved the pre vious question, and it was ordered. It then became evident that the bill would be possed unless something could be done to kill it. 1 At this moment, Mr. Blaine," whose ability as a manager, and transcendent skill in all kinds of parliamentary trie cry, are generally acknowledged, sprang to the rescue. He asked Mr. Caulfield to yield to him for a moment, which was done ; but when he proposed to offer an amendment to the bill, Mr. Caulfield declined to yield further. Mr. Blaine then moved to reconsider the vote by which the previous question was ordered so that he might offer an amendment to include Senators and Representatives of the United States ; and on this motion he de manded the yeas and nays, in or der, as he said, that every man should jro upon the record. The sole object was to defeat the bill, or to place the majority in a false posit'on, by inducing them to refuse to allow tho amendment to be of fered. But in this, Mr. Blaine was defeated. The previous question was reconsidered by a vote of 205 to 4, and the amendment was of fered. On Wednesday the Bill, with Mr. Blaine's amendment, was passed ; so that instead of killing the bill as they had hoped to do, the Republicans have succeeded in making it much more fatal to them selves than it was originally; and they arc endeavoring to hide their chagrin at the democrats having accepted Mr. Blaine's amendment, instead of rejecting it was expected they would, by calling it a victory for Blaine, when it is the worst de feat that gentleman has met with for some time. The bill now goes to the Senate where the Republican majority will haveiVi choice of rejecting it, and takinb -tbe consequences of such a course ; or of passing it, and thus cutting oil the supplies ot meney winch are necessary to Keep tneir party in power. If there had been such a law a3 this, the money used so successfully in tho last election in New Hampshire could not have been obtained. Pass this bill, and the corruption fund, never more necessary than it will be in tho com ing campaign, will cesc to exist. Refuse to pass it, and they have to meet the indignation of a people fully aroused to the necessity of doing away with that system of ad ministration which renders the whole machinery of the government tribu tary to a political faction or clique, and makes it possible for a few shrewd and dishonest men who hap pen to get into power at Washing ton to extort money from every servant or dependant of the Gov ernment. BELKNAP ilARSII. Within the last few days the tone of the Kepubhcan papers here has changed regarding the Belknap matter, and there is a strong dispo sition manifested to stand by Belk nap and defend him, making Marsh the scapegoat. So long as Marsh was safe in Canada, they professed to be aDgry with the Committee for letting him go, thus losing the only witness who could convict the ex Secretary ; and argued that the prosecution must therefore stop. In other Tvord3, Belknap could nei ther be impeached nor convicted. But the Judiciary Committee of tho House demanded that the President should procure the return of Marsh by granting his immunity from pro secution, and Grant was forced to comply, or stand convicted before the country of desiring to shield Belknap from criminal prosecution, as ho has'already attempted shield ing him from impeachment. From the Kaleigh Sentinel. . State Democratic Committes Official., Report of Wednesday's ''Meeting State Convention to Jfleet in llaleigh, June 1L Rooms of the State Ex. Com of the Con. Deji. Party. Raleigh, N. C, Mar. 15 187G : Pursuant to call, the Executive Committeo for the State at large of the Conservative Democratic party met this day. The chairman, Gen. W. R. Cox, called the meeting to order, and explained the objects embraced in the call, whereupon the following proceedings were had : After a full interchange of opin ion as to the proper place far the State Convention to meet, a ballot was had and Raleigh selected as the place. The proper time for holding the Convention was then thoroughly canvassed, and resulted in fixing the time on Wednesday, the 14th of June : The following resolutions were then unanimously adopted : - llesolved, That this committee in issuing the call for the State Convention cordially invite the heart. co-operation of all, without regard to former distinctions or p:rscnal estrangement, who are opposed to the reckless extrava gance, glaring corruptions aud dangerous usurpations ot Cxq Radi cal party. llesolved, That the chairman of the different county organizations be requ:sted to put themselves at once in correspondence with the Central Executive Committee, and where there arc no county organi zations, pvoruincnt members of the party will notify .the committee of. the fact, and recommend suitable persons to constitute such commit tee. Hesolocd, That the basis of rep resentation in the Stato Conven tion, subject to its ratification, shall be the Merrimoti and Caldwell vote, and that one delegate be allowed for each 100 Democratic votes and an additional one for each fraction over 50 votes. llesolved, That the nominations for offices should be made at a rc: ular convention called, far that pur pose, to meet at some central point, oi wuicn tiue shall be given. ind timely notice llesolved, 'That the accusation against W. R. Cox, chairman of i this committee, of conspiring to de prive R. N. Norment, of Robeson county, of his right as a citizen at the election for delegates to the constitutional convention is, in our opinion, utterly groundless, and that the itsstigation of proceedings for his arrest so long after the al leged offence, and on tho eve of the meeting of this committee, is a wretched attempt at intimidation, and but an illustration of the vile prostitution of law and legal pro cess to the purpose of manufactur ing political capital, so generally practiced throughout tho South by the Republican party. liesoii'ed, lhat we doubt not that all good people of whatever party affiliation, will 3ee the base r . i n it purpose oi tins untoun led prosecu tion, and that its instigators, who ever they may prove to be, will rc j I 1 l r ceivc tueir merited reward oi con demnation and contempt A. J. Galloway, of Wayne, was i f . t appointed a memocr ot this com mittee, vice Lot W. Humphrey, rc signed; and James Shepherd, ot .beautort, vice k . li. Satterth waite, deceased. W. R. COX, Chairman. J. J. Liichford, Secretary. A SUEAL KUISAI7CZ. llr- Eutt:rv7ick'3 Esoslisnt Eca:ons for Moving. 'I m going to move,' said Mr. Buttcrwick. 'I can't stand those Thompsons next door to me any longer. They're the awfulest people to borrow taings that 1 ever saw. Coffee and butter, and sugar, and flour I don't mind so much, although when a woman borrows high-priced sugar and Java coffee, and sends back sand and chickory, a man nat urally feels biliou3 and mad. But they've borrowed pretty near every thing in the house. First it's one thing, and then it's another, from morning till night, right straight along. 'Now there's the poker. A po ker is a piece of machinery that you would think anybody might go around and buy, or, if .they couldn't anord it, taey might use a fence . - . ; i paling to shake up. the fire. But Mrs Thompson seem3 to hanker af--ter our poker. She borrows it fif teen or twenty times a day, and last Saturday she sent for it thirty four times. She pays a boy two1 dollars a week to run over and1or- ! row tb,at poker; and she used it so much that it's all bent up like a " corkscrew. ' , 'Now, take chairs, for instance. She asks us to-lend fcer.our chairs three time3 a day at every meal,, and she borrows the rocking-chair -whenever she wants to put the baby ' to sleep. " 'A couple of times she sent' over ; for a sofa, and whea the boy. came bt-ck with it ho said Mrs Thompson -w as mad as thunder, and she kept growling around the house all day, because there vere no castors on it, Last Monday she' borrowed' our wash-boiler and we had to put off ; cur washing until Tuesday. She did her preserving in it, and the consequence was all our clothes w;re full of preserved peiches. I've got on an undershirt now that I'm mighty doubtful if I'll get it off, it's stuck to mc so tight. . ' 'Every now and then she has com pany, and then she borrows our hired girl and all the parlor farni ture ; once, because I would not carry tho piano over for her aud take down tho chandelier, and told our girl that there were rumors a bout town that I was a reformed pirate. 'Perfectly scandalous ! And they think nothing of sending over after a couple of bedsteads oa tho entry carpet; and the other day Thomp son says to me : Buttcrwick, does your pump-log pull up easy V And when I said 1 thought it did he said : 'Well, 1 would like to borrow it , for a fw days till I can get one, for mine is all rotted away.' 'The only wonder to me is that he didn't try to borrow the well a long with it. ' 'And then on Tuesday, Mrs Thompson sent that boy over to know if Mrs. Butterwlck wouldn't lend her our front door. She said theirs was away being painted and she was afraid the baby would catch cold. When J asked him what ho supposed we were going to do to keep comfortable without any front ' door, he said Mrs. Thompson said she reckoned we might tack up a bed-quilt or something. And when I refused, the boy said Mrs Thomp son told him if I wouldn't send over the front door, to ask Mrs Butter wick to lend her a pair of striped stockings and a horse hair bustle and to borrow the coal scuttle 'till Monday. 'What in the name of Moses she is going to do with a bustle and a coal scuttle I can't conceive. But they're the most extraordi nary people ! Last Fourth of July the boy came over and told Mrs. Butterwick that Mrs. Thompson would be much obliged if she'd loan, her the twins for a few minutes.?1' Said Mrs Thompson wanted 'cm to suck off a new bottle-top, because it made her baby sick to taste fresh india-rubber ! Cheeky, wasn't it ? But that's her way. She den't mind it any more ! 'Why, I've known her to take off Johnny's pants when he's been a playing over there with the children and send him home bare-legged to tell his mother that she borrowed them for a pattern. And on Thomp son s birthday she said her house was so small for a party that if we'd lend her ours we might come late in the evening and dance with the company, if we wouldn't let on thut we didn't live there ! 'Yes, sir ; I'm going to move, I'd rather live next to a lunatic asylum and have the maniacs pouring red hot shot over the fence every hour of the day. Indeed I would.' Mormon Courtship- On Saturday a Mormon by the name of Fulmer, who had been chosen among the faithful to go on a mission to Arizona, called upon Brigham young. 'Married?' queried the Prophet. 'Not any,' said Fulmer, o er whose brow forty years had left their imprint. 'Must marry, Brother Fulmer, before you go to Arizona, to build up the Kingdom.' 'Don't know anybody who will have me,' wa3 tho reply. 'I'll find some one. Do you know Brother Brown, in the Seven teenth Ward ? Well, he had sever al daughters; you go to Brother Brown's and tell him I want you to marry one of his daughters.' Fulmer left and obeyed counsel to the letter. Knocking at the door, he was admitted by Brother Brown, who, upon learning what was wan ted, called in hi3 several daughters to be selected from. Eulmer tak ing nis choice. Brown told the girl to get ready in fifteen minutes. I'll do a3 you say, dad,' was her meek reply, as she walked out. 'That's the way I raise my daughters; if they disobey, there's war in camp. The wedding festivities take place to-night. H 'j