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II! i i f I BE SURE YOTJ AEE EIGHT ; THEN GO AHEAD.-D. Crockett. VOL. 54. TARBORO', N. C, FRIDAY, MAY 2G, 1876. NO. 24. w3 19 111 WIJ GENERAL DIRECTORY. TARBOHO'i Mayor Fred. Philips. Commissioners Jesse A. Williamson, Ja cob Feldenheimer, Daniel V. Hunt, Alex. McCabe, Joseph Cobb. Secuetatit & Tkeasureu Kobt. White hurst. Chief op Police John W. Cotten. Ausistant Police John Madra, .las. E. Sinionson, Altimore Macnair. COUNTY. Superior Court Clerk and Probate Judge H. L. Staton, Jr. Register of Deeds Alex. McUabe. Sheri ff Joseph Cobb. Coroner Treasurer Robt. H. Austin. Surveyor John E. Baker. StancLird Keeper J. B. Hyatt. School Examiners. l. II. Shaw, Wm. A. Duan and R. S. Williams. Keeper Poor House Wm. A. Dugffan. Commissioners J no. Lancaster, Chairman, Wiley Well, J. B. W. Norville, Frank Dew, M. Exem. A. McCabe, Clerk. MAILS. ARRIVAL AXD DEPARTURE OF MAILS NORTH AND SOUTH VIA W. 1 W. R. R. Leave Tarboro' (daily) at - - 10 A. M. Arrivo at Tarboro' (daily) at - - 3 30 P. M. 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From f 3 to 110 a day easily made. Address W. M. BURROW, Apl 21-4t, Bristol, Te ntboXB BBVithtXntX. r o Friday, May 26, 187S THE MAJOR'S DECISION 'Well, as he has married to suit himself without my approval, he can no longer expect anything from me. Having made a bed to suit him, let him lie on it.' Major Martindale, folded up a certain obnoxious letter, as he made this mental remark, and laying it in a little gilded letter rack beside him, in company with a tailor's bill, a licket t some forthcoming ama teur concert, and a printed circular concerning 'insurance policies,' went deliberately on with his breakfast. He was a handsome, elderly gen tleman, slightly bald, with bright brown eyes, straight Roman fea tures and one of those square, firm ly molded mouths which betoken a tendency to have one's way. And as ho drank his coffee, and daintily manipulated his French rolls, broil ed birds, and fresh strawberries, served in a garniture of their cwn leaves, he mused over the contents of this same letter. 'it's a great mistake to allow servants to bring in one s corre- pondence at meal timos,' reflected Major Martindale. 'It's al most sure to interfere with one's digestion. I'll never read another let ter at breakfast time ! What could possess my son to go and get mar ried in this abrupt, nonsensical sort of way : Says he 'feared it wduld be impossible to gain my consent. Well, he had god reason for his ears. iZe 11 find it still more im possible, after marriage, than be- fore. He knows my ideas and if 4 w "fc he don t choose to contorm to em to Vm its his business not mine. And so after finishing the straw berries, and daintily cleansing ' his filbert nailed fingers in a ruby 1 in t ITT" 1C. colored nneer dowi. ua . iuartin dale wrote three words on a thick, erey sheet of note paper, enclosed i in nr an vol fra f 'ffl V O fl O c f o wi and gave it to the servant to post. And the three words were these : "Consider yourself disinherited.'' That was the way in which Maj. Martindale disposed of his only son. Not that he did not love Harry the bright frank boy, who was all that was left of his young wife, nd one romantic dream and ten er memory of his lifetime but he iked his own way better. And it is surprising how obstinate a man can be, when he once turns his full attention to the business. 'Disinherited ? Oh, Harry ! -And fcr me.' Mrs. Harry Martindale, a pretty blue-eyed woman, with light hair that shewsred itself around her ace like sunshine, little dot3 of dimples in cheek and chin, and a round, fresh mouth, like a baby's ooked piteously up into her hus band's face as she spoke. Harry Martindale shrugged his shoulders; the momentary cloud passed away from his face, as he answered, bravely : 'Never mind, Ariel. We can afford you and I, to be independent of a crusty old gentelman's money 11 see about that clerkship in St. Louis. 'Half the world away trom m6 Harry !' a 'It won t be tor long, pet. Uheer up : i n send ior you wnen x ve got well established, and we'll have t Tin "l n 1 Tf a little bird s nest ot a home, with out asking any favors of my fath er.' -Ariel smiled throush the dew drops that sparkled in her eyes She was easily consoled. A girl's heart at eighteen is blessedly eiai- tic. Major Martindale elected to seek Atlantic City for the hot we eo that season. Why, he did net especially particularize to himself, Saratoga, was dull; at .Newport one was half a mile away from the beach; Long Branch and palled UDon his fastidious taste. So, to Atlantic City he went rather en joying the very peroeptible nets and snares spread lor him by the van ous widows, old maids and gushing damsels who were there engaged in the great husband hunting cam- paign. '1 wender it they think 1 am a fool,' said the Major, as he strolled on the beach with a cigar in his mouth. But ene day the Major found himseit lorceu to give up a pic-nic on account ol a strange and unusu- al feeling of lassitude and languor, satin pillowed invalid chair, which have been known to employ low and the next he was in bed. had been wheeled out into the sun- down, disreputable persons to act 'This looks serious, said the Major to himself. I've heard ef a low fever hanging about but I nev- er thought of its attacking me!' The doctor came, twirled his watch chain, wrote a prodigious Latin prescription, and shook his head. Peoplo made haste to vacate the rooms in the immediate vicinage ot No. 99, and the Major began dimly to comprehend, through a mist, that it was likely to go pretty hard with him. T will fitnir art A nnrcn liim rlnr tor. I have had the fever, a year . . j J P :l or two since, aau uj not iear it, and 1 am handy with such people.' 'But, my child you have no idea what you are undertaking !' ies, I have, answered the soft, low tones; 'and we must not let him die for want of proper care.' 'as your aunt willing r 'Quite so.' 'Then you may try ; but take my word for it, you'll back down at the end of the first week.' Maior Martindale heard these words spoken as it were out of the clouds, as he might have heard the thunder of the waves on the beach eutside, or the ringing of the church bells, without at all connecting them with himself. Strange what world of di earns and shadows his soul and brain bad entered into ! But one day he came back out of the darkness and the immensity, and the restless whirling to and fro of the waves of life, weak, white, and helpless as a baby. And there, sewing by tne win dow, sat a soft-eyed young girl, all in white, with glimmering hair, long lashes and delicately-rounded features. 'Pardon me,' hoarsely uttered the Major, with a little of his old fash ioned courtesy and politeness ; 'but I don't know who you are. 'iZush ! said tho young lady gently. 'You must not talk. I am here to nuise you. And then he found himself taking a draught from her practiced fin- . V 1 f nrt gers, and then anlting on asleep. 'I have been very ill, haven t I r said he, when the doctor came at noon, as usual. 'You have been as close to the -tr.ii r ii.. cjl.j ""' Wl w once, as a man can do in ns me, Doctor Delagood answered gravely. The Major shuddered a little heathenish old Sybarite as he was. The idea of death appalled hin, and he scarcely cared to hear how near he had stood to the solution of the great problem. 'But you pulled me through, he said with a long breath. 'Yes, I and your patient little nurse, wno nas just gone tor halt an hour's sleep.' 'Who is she doctor? asked the Major anxiously. 'ahe is the niece of one of the lady boarders. Martin, I think they call her. Her aunt went away as son as the fever declared itself in fact it riddled the hotel pretty nearly but this girl would not allow any one to suffer for want of care and nursing so she courage ously remained to take care of you.' 'Why did she do that?' asked the Major, a little lump rising in his throat. 'Why did Nightingale go out to the Crimea ? Why are all women born heroines at heart ? retorted the doctor. 'God bless her!' muttered the Major. And then he turned his head to one side, and a big drop or two splashed down on the pillow. Day by day he lay there in slow convalescence, while the pretty young nurse ministered to mm. 'My dear,' said the Major, one dav. 'I think I am beinnin? to realize now what the blessings of a daughter would have been, had God given me one. I have grown very fond of you.' Tho soft blue eyes beamed smi- lingly down upon him as he spoke, 'And 1 love voti. answered the girl, in low, tender accents. 'Are you much attached to your aunt : Mrs. JJessenden, 1 believe her name is. 'Yes,' safd the girl, half doubt- ediy, 'l suppose so : 1 never saw 'I suppose so : I her before she asked me spend the season with herifthe Atlantic City last month. 'Is that all you have been with her ?' 'That's all.' 'Then,' said the Maior, 'I shall ask her let me adopt you. Will you be my daughter henceforth r She threw her arms around his neck, and sobbed upon his breast. 'Do you really love me ? Do you really want me i asked she. '1 am all alone my child, said the Major. 'And you shall be the sunshine of my house.' 'But you have a son ? 'Yes,' answered the Major, who slightly frowned. 'Poor Harry ! But he has estranged himself from me.' 'Forever ?' 'Yes, forever!' (Sickness vou see had taken none of the inherit obstinacy out ot our old hero.) 4jfapa : she knelt beside the shine on the broad veranda (I am to call you papa, am I not? 'Of course you are, dearest.' The Major's hand stroked down her bright hair with a tender touch as she spoke, 'Then, papa, tell me why you are estranged from him. 2?e married in disregard to my wishes, the Major sternly answer ed. 'Is that such an unpardonable crime ?' 'Unpardonable V See here Mary if he had not made such a fool, such an idiot of himself he might have boen your husband. You might have been then my daughter in every truth ! Stranger things have happened.' 'Hut that couldn't be.' 'Why not ?' demanded the Major. 'Because he is my husband al ready ! Oh' papa dear father forgive me ! I am not Mary Martin and yet I am ! My real name is Mary Ariel Martindale ; and Harry away at St. Louis, is my husband! I came .only ivor? to-stay with my Aunt Fessenden until he could which mane the little nome tor us we had hoped and dreamed of. Will you forgive us both papa, for my sake : 'I suppose I shall have saidto,' the Major in extreme bewilderment. 'Miss me, dear ! Upon the whole, Harry isn t such a iool as I believed him t be ! And you knew who I was all the time !' 'Of course I did.' 'And you kept dark ? Sly little puss ! Well Mary I mean Ariel.' 'Yes, papa. 'We'll telegraph to Harry for to come right back, lhere is only three of us. Let us try and be happy together.' 'So, through -Ariel s blue eyes and heaven-set face, Harry, Mar tindale was disinherited and through her he was again received into his own inheritencc. 'Own up, sir, that I knew what I was about,' said Harry, as he stood there Ariel leaning on his arm. 'You dog !' said the old gentle man facetiously poking him in the ribs, 'you have got the prettiest wife going.' Jottings from the West National ami State Politics Grain stud Fruits tlie Principal Products Revenue Ofli- ce?s Illicit Distilleries-.:!!-. Ashe tlie I'Aaarit for Congress I.eut. Govern or Col. Keuau for Attorney General, Ac. Yadkin Co N. C. May 17th, 187G, Editor Southerner : While the Centennial fever is assuming the form of an epidemic, aad the approaching campaign is already beginning to be filled with lively interest, 4t may be an unpardona ble intrusion to submit a i?w hur ried jottings from the dreary west, if so, and your time and space be occupied with more important mit tcr, you may avail yourself of your waste basket and let this slide. Having made the acquaintance of some of the best informed and most reliablo citizens in this and adjoining counties, the writer has been able to gather a few facts, of which, may not prove interesting to those readers of the Southerner who are taking much stock in the approaching elections Here, as elsewhere in the State, the people seem (until very recent- ly) to be much more interested in National than in State politics. In most of the western counties the republicans are strongly in favor of Conkling as their Presidential nominee at the Cincinnati Conven tion. The explanation f this is easy enough Cenkling is a strong friend and zealous advocate ot Grant and his administration, and his sunDort here is derived from that odious branch of the adminis tration known as the Revenue To one unacquainted with their method cf operating the influence which these revenue omcers exert is almost inconceivable. It is a well known fact that grain and fruits arc the principal products of the farmers in this section, and as there are no railroads sufficiently convenient to offer the advantages of a ready market, nearly all the fruit and surplus grain are distilled and those who are not so honest as they might be, or have no scruples about defrauding the government, erect illicit distilleries and manu- facture and sell blockade whiskey, This being known, the counties f Wilks and ladkin were immediate- ly over-run with a host ot , revenue officers, who are very vigilant to look after and detect those who are thus evading tho law. So far, so good their vigilance is rather com mendable than otherwise, but when the violation of tho revenue act, to which there is a heavy penalty an nexed, instead of being discounter.- anced by the officers of the law, is made to subserve political ends, then honest distillers and honest people everywhere may very justly complain of the grievous burdens which such revenues inflict. writer has been intormed by a re liable gentleman, that these olncers as spies, and pay them stipulated fees to bring up false charges against those whom they judged to be nt subjects tor their rascality Of course such informants will es tablish any fact, and when confront ed with such witnesses the accused party sees ruin staring him in the face at tnis juncture the officer o the law, the dispenser of justice comes to the accused, and tells him privately of the reports and charges which have been brought against I him what au easy matter it wil he for the prosecution to establish the fact in tho Federal Court, and offers him his choice of standing suit with a certainty of being heav ily fined and perhaps imprisoned for years, or to then and there swear his allegiance to the republican party, if he accepts the latter, it is enough, the law winks at the trespass and he i3 allowed to go scot free. This accounts for the existence of so many illicit distillers in the west, as well as for the fact that the manufacturers of this crook ed whiskey aie almost all to a man devotees of the Grant administra tion ; and the fear of incurring the President's displeasure in failing to support his favorite, prompts these revenue officers and their proselytes to offer a hearty support for Mr. Conkling or whoever else Grant may see fit to favor. The action of Mr. Ashe of the sixth congressional district in al lowing his name to come again be fore the Convention for re-nomination has given universal satisfaction and though the names of such men as Gov. Vance and Col. Steele, were promineatly mentioned for the nomination, such is the popularity of Mr. Ashe, and such has been his fidelity to his constituents, that these distinguished gentlemen upon learning his intention, refused to set up any claims to congressional honors, or even to allow their names to be brought before the Conven tion. This will doubtless induce Vance to accept the nomination for Governor. It was our impression that Vance wa3 very unpopular in the western counties, but this so far from being true, is exactly the reverse, for we have heard promi nent politicians up here give it as their opinion that Vance could car ry a larger vote in the west than any other man, and that he is the only man ;.n the State who can coin the day in the approaching campaign. The convention, it is thhught, will make a great mistake if they fail to nominate Vance as their standard bearer in the ap proaching struggle. The position of Lieutenant Gov ernor is very important but from a list of such names as Cox, Davis and Dortch, it will be no difficult matter-to make a good selection. Several name3 have been men tioned as candidates for the office Attorney General, and most promi nent among them, we are pleased to notice that of Col. Thomas S. Kenan, of the Second Congression al District. From a district hopeless ly rej ublican, with sixteen thousand negro votes to contend with, where through the laudable energy and activity of the white men have suc ceeded in keeping tho party organ ized, it is folly to hope for success in any district elections, there seems to arise a debt of gratitude, which the State should cancel by acknow ledging its claims to recognition in the Convention which assembles in Raleigh on the 14th of June. We id a strong ticket-men who can make a good fight, and who, when elected, will be able to discharge with credit and ability the responsi ble duties cf their respective offices. Such a man is Col. Kenan an earnest, graceful and fluent speaker, a polished scholar, and an able awyer no one would make a more avorable impression before the people, and when elected, fill with greater efficiency the office of Attor ney General. The republican Cowles offer a bold front in this district, but the democrats apprehend no danger whatever in the triumphant return of Mr. Robbins to Consress. Ino. Visiting an Editor It was only half an hour before the paper went to press, but he walked unerringly into the editor's private room, and, dropping his hat over the warning placard of 'Busy Day Short Calls,' seated himself with easy bar-room politeness on the table with the exchanges. He was dressed in an Ulster and a soil ed ruffled shirt, wore an amethyst about the size of a hock glas3 on his third finger, and a cluster pin in his bosom. He took a 'seven tor- a. quarter' cigar from his mouth, and, placing it carefully on the ed itor's ink stand, remarked confi dentially : '1 m going to spend some time this year' The editor clutched his pen like a dagger, and pawing after the few hairs on the top of his head, said 'In Philadelphia.' The young gentleman spat race fully over his left shoulder on the new carpet, and responded : 'Yes I've done a little writin', in my day, and being disengaged this summer should like to send a first class journal like yours ' The editor fell back in his chair and gasped 'Some letters about the Centen nial.' The interviewer noded and kick ed his No. lis pensively against the veneered panels of the desk. 'Would you like to be packed in ice until your friends call for you ?' said the editor, gloomily, 'or shall we forward your remains in an air-tight casket ?' I Then gazing sorrowfully at the young man he put his mouth to the speaking tube and asked 'Are any of the pressmen at hand?' Promptly wafted through the tin tube came the reply 'lied Mike, and Isig Dan, sir. The would-be correspondent start- ed up aghast, put his hat on wrong all the way from the club. I knock side in front, and buttoned the ed one of these fellows down, one third button cf his coat into the second button-hole ; but the news- paper man taking no more notice of I him than he would of a dead head I advertisement, breathed through the I tube : I 'Give 'em a quarter apiece and I let-them come here. Tell them there is another ot those Philadelnhia I Centennial fellows here, and then pull in a district telegraph bey and A. I send tor a nearse. r .r i l i , -1 .otitore me last woras were m the speaking tube, the tails of an 1 Ulster coat sailed out of the private office, and a nervous young man, alter trying tho door ot the coat- room, and diving into the coal clos- et, reached the counting room door. looked over his shoulder at two brawny Milesians who had just de- scended,from the upper region, miss- ed his footing for a dozen stair3, accentcd Lis decent with a heavy bump on the first landing, and reached the street as the editor wrote the last word of an article on 'the business outlook,' and calmly sent it whirling up in the box to the composition room. Boston Commerieal Bulletin. May Bay Madness. The city editor of the Buffalo Express made a May-day move ment on the 1st inst. and unloaded the following : When it comes to lifting the stove into the express wagon, it ia , .. . .0,...l a good time to go into the woodshed and spend ten or fifteen minute3 looking for the coal scuttle. Your wife will do just as well to assist the cartman. It is wrong to make paterfamilies carry more than two clocks, four vases, a group of statuary and the baby all at one and the same time. Heads of families have some rights which wive3 are bound to respect. Above all, do not swear. If you feel in a profane mood, stop a moN ment and sing a verse of 'Old Hun dred,' or repeat fragments of the 'Lord's Prayer' if you have not fors gotten it. Do not load the wagon too heavi ly. It is the last chair that fre quently knocks' the lamp into 'smithereens' or 'puts its foot' in the eye of 'George Washington at the battle ot xerktown The children help things along amazingly. It galls the parental heart with jo to see two of them carrying a clothes pin down stars and indulging in three fights on the way, as who shall ride on the next load. The joys of life arc completed when you sit on the top of the stove m your new home, surround ed by bruised and mangled articles of future, and a company of feline troubadors strikes up a serenade in the DacK yard. Then it seems as though there were nothing more to live tor. It is interesting to see a cartman whip his horse into a run with a full lead ef furniture. The crock ery don't enjoy it much, however. IZave all the children of the neighborhood looking on. It is so pleasant to get your legs entangled in a small boy when you are trying to keep up one end of tho stove and the iamb of the door is sawing an ounce or two of flesh off your knuck les. Keep the rat poison away from the baby, it may disagree with him if he eats too much of it. In the Mazss of the Telegraph Poles. A merchant coming home eleva ted, st&ggered against a telegraph pole. 'Beg your pardon, said he. 'I hope ho offense. It's rather dark, and the street is very narrow, . you see. In a few minutes he came in contact; with another pole 'Couldnt help it, sir. said he, lifting his hat. 'I never crooked lanes as we have saw such nere in this city.' Again he ran afoul of a pole, this time with a force that sent him backward to the ground, 'Look here, neighbor, you needn t push h a fellow down because he happens to touch you; the road is as TYiiifh minrt qq irfmra arm i hfivp aa much right here as you have, old stick-in-the-mud. ricKed himseit up and made another effort to reach home, but he soon came plump against another pole. 'Shan tmake any more apologies, said he; it you get into the middle Ul bUC ovi vvn nuu Obuuu i la J J J that s your lookout, not mine. Proceeding on his journey again, and becoming angry and dizzy, he seemed to be entangled in an m- extricate oaoynntn oi teiegrapn poles, which led mm to make general speech. 'Gentleman, you are ot doine? tho fair thing. Yu do not eive a man a fair chance. You run from one side of the street to the other, right in my way. Just then he met a friend, and taking him by the hand, he said : 'There is a procession going along this street and every man is drunk; they have been running against me of the fellows knocked me dows, and then a lot of them got around me, and I believe they would have licked me within an inch of mr life if you had not come to the rescue. Let us eo out of this Bteet before the procession comes back. for they are all drunk.' California iSvtrit of the Times. X TWO LUCES. A Big; Bonanza of Lore Drummer JTLikcnief. (From the Cleveland Leader.) A Cleveland drummer was in Elyria a few Sundays ago, and while sitting in his room heard, from the net room, the mysterious question and answer : "Whose duckey are you ?" "I'se your duckey !" , After a few moments passed dur- mi which the drummer sat in open- mouthed wonder, and the Bilence again broken : 4 Whose duckey are you ?' I se your duckey !' Unable to stand it much longer alone the Clevelander hurried down to the office, learned that a newly married coupie were in the nouse, invited three other drummers to hear the fun, and tiptoed back to his room. The wicked quartette crammed their handkerchiefs in their mouths, and during the next quarter of an hour heard that fond 5 i i i conun put ana answerea no Ipsa than tmir rim no rlw tho imnnn- . .. ... . .J "v . scious rustic and his blushing bride. At dinner, as luck would have it. the bride and groom were seated between two of the drummers, while the original discoverer of the bon anza sat opposite. The table had been cleared for the substancials and orders for desert had been given. At that moment a spirit of mischief took entire possession of tho Clevelander. Leaning across the table he looked archly at his nearest frien 1, and in dulcet tones propounded the conundrum : "Whoso duckey are you ? The other chap was equal to the emergency, and in tones ot anected sweetness got in his answer : 'I se your duckey. Two scarlet faces, the flutter of a white dress through the doorway, two vacant seats at the table, and four crazed drummers laughing till the tears ran, flashed across the vision of the spectator as the tain fell. cur- Tha Centennial Calendar The following is the programme for the Centennial Exhibition : Formal opening, May 10: Grand commemoration eeremon- I esi,'lu ' Trials of harvesting machines June and July. Trials of tillage implements, September and October. Exhibit of horses, mules andassea September 1-15. Exhibit of horned cattle, Sep tember 20 to October 5. Exhibit of sheep, swine, goats and hogs, October 10-25. Exhibit of poultry, October 28 to November 10. Main exhibition closes Novem ber 10. Exhibits must be removed by December 31. In connection with the exhibition, or during the time it is open, the following society meetings, parades, regattas, etc., will occur : Knights Templar, annual con clave, May 30; grand parade, June 1. Order of Gcod Templars, special gathering, June 13. Regatta (New York Harbor), June 22. Yacht regatta, Deleware River, in June. International cricket matches, June and September. Congress of authors, independ ence Hall, July 2. Parade or Irish societies (dedica tion of Catholic Total Abstinence fountain) July 4. Parade of military organizations, July 4. Parade of United American Mechanics, July 8. Parade of Knights of Pythias, I Lugu3t 22. I 1 nf arnarinna 1 rnmtn rr vanoff. I August to September 15 j International rifle matches, Sep I tember. I international Medical Congress, I September 4. I Parade, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, September 20. Tho Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Masons meets in Charlotte on the 5th of Jane. A number of prominent Masons of North Carolina will be in attendance. Col. Thos. S. Kenan, of Wilson, will preside as Grand High priest in place of Thos w Dewey, a j deceased. D. W. Bain, is Grand Secretary.