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M. 3. LITTLEFIELD.
HOUSE AND FARM.
1 Tor the Standard. -
Mb. Editor: An agricultural address was
delivered at Chapel Hill on the 23d Octo
ber, by John Norwood, Esq., which was list
ened to with deep attention by all who
heard it Mr. Norwood has been a success
ful practical farmer for more than forty
years in this county, and knows whereof be
speaks when he talks upon the subject of
He spoke about three hours, and all who
heard him could but regret that his practi
cal views could not be brought borne to
every farmer in North Carolina. A few ot
liis positions will be interesting to your
If the. land lying west of the Durham and
Rttiiboro' loads, and within eight miles of
Chapel Hill, should be carefully examined,
it would be found that two thirds of the
cleared lands are so worn out and exhausted
that they will not yield crops sufficient to
pay for the labor of cultivation, and that
tbe remaining third will be in the same con
dition in the course of a dozen years, unless
the old system of farming is changed. This
is but a specimen of the deplorable agricul
tural condition of North Carolina. Our
boasted wealth of climate and scenery, ot
mineral resources, and water power, and
natural fertility of soil, is threatened with
ruin by our present system of agriculture.
The system must be changed or ruin is in
evitable. Tour correspondent, in this connection,
takes the occasion to say that if the founders
and patrons of the University had establish
ed an Agricultural College in the University
at its organization in which the principles
and practice of agriculture had been thor
oughly taught it would have been of incal
culable benefit to the people of the State.
Instead of gullies and galls and worn out
old fields, into which the best lands in the
State have been converted within a com
paratively short feriod, we would now have
a rich mould capable of sustaining ten times
our present population. There has been no
wiser or more humane legislation by the
National Congress than the appropriation of
land-scrip to the States for the foundation ol
Agricultural Colleges, and tbe stvcral Stares
Tiauii ni ImijI mnn danrnil than ,( Vuitl.fi.l
execution of the law making this appropria
tion. The Legislature of North Carolina
has committed this trust to the Board of
Trustees of the University. The result will
doubtless prove that it is in safe bands. The
acceptance, however, necessarily involves a
change in the course of study which has
heretofore been pursued in the University.
The dead languages must yield to tbe natural
sciences. Physics mast take the place of
Metaphysics. The laws of nature must take
precedence of the laws ot language. This
reorganization of the University will doubt
less be made at the meeting of the Board in
November next, and is looked forward to
with an interest somewhat commensurate
with the reform in agriculture which it
may inaugurate. But let us return from
this digression to the remedy proposed bW
The farmer has only to look over his fence
upon tbe thrifty forest to learn from nature
the remedy for the ruin which threatens
him. The leaves which fall annually return
to the soil what the growth of the tree takes
from it, and the mots and leaves together
prevent the land (ram being washed away.
The farmer on the contrary plows his lands
shallow up and down hill, so that every
heavy rain may wash off part of the soil ;
he plants in corn and peas the first year.
At the end of summer he gathers his com
and fodder and pulls up his pea vines, and
then turns his cattle upon his field that they
may trample it into mortar through the
winter, and eat off everything that might be
returned to the land as a compensation for
what had been taken off in the crops. The
same thing is done every year until the land
is worn out and washed away. It is then
turned out and another "new ground" is
cleared. This is a faithful picture of farm
ing in North Carolina. There are, howev
er, honorable exceptions to the rule. The
remedy is in horizontal plowing, hill side
ditches and deep plowing. It' the soil is
loosened a loot deep and plowed horizon
tally, it will hold all the rain which will
fall upon it, and deal it out to growing
plants through the longest of our dry sea
sons. I will mention here that on the day
of the meeting I beard a gentleman say that
he gathered this tail six barrels ot corn to
the acre from a field of the same quality of
land as that from which some of his neigh
bors gathered less than one barrel to the
acre ; and that his larger yield was due
mainly to deep plowing. A crop of corn
should be followed by small gram, and the
land should rest every third year. If a pea
crop is planted with the com, and the
vines plowed under before the wheat is
sown, and a crop of clover is sown with the
wheat and turned under tbe third year, the
land will improve rapidly. The farmer,
however, should make manure. Every year,
by DroTjcr mannin-menL he can make six
large four horse loads for every head of cat-
ue and horses which be keeps. Hence
nan who keeps two bead of horses and a
dozen head ot cattle, ought to make every
year eighty or ninety four horse wagon loads
of manure. If this is applied to eight or
ten acres near his lots, and this field is
properly cultivated, it will yield more than
foe times the same land would without the
"amire.a.nd with less labor.
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the speaker tut" . bad
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.of kterroo- hpwi
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C1U' Sff in .the State they would be kf im-
"itiindi; oTin which ou far-
lserve5. , . . teueht, Mpdel
farms would soon be found in every neigh
borhood, improved stock and farming im
plements would be imported, and the whole
State would revive and prosper.
, A practical farmer, of Chester county,
Penn, gives in the Oermantown Telegraph,
his method of feeding hogs, and the results
of his observations. We extract the follow
ing from his article :
I would name fifty per cent, instead of
twenty-five as the difference between letting
the pigs feed themselves and feeding them
in a proper manner between letting them
grind their own corn and having it clone for
For feeding purposes I prefer the breed
known here as the "Chester county White,"
and to them my experience is-mainly eon
fined. I usually have my stock pigs drop
ped some time in the 10th month (October)
and wean them at four weeks old, after
which I feed on milk and corn meal, as
much as tbey will eat up clean, feed at dif
ferent times throughout the day, say every
three or four hours.
My experience convinces me that it is
best to feed all my young stock " little at a
time, but that little often," and that with
this manner of feeding they will show a
much greater rate . of improvement than
when they consume the same amount of food
in three feeds per clay.
During cold weather I mix the meal with
warm or hot water and in just such quanti
ties as will form one feed ; as soon as done
feeding I mix that for the next feed, which
when the next feeding time comes, will be
founi to be a thick mush, and in order to
furnish enough moisture, will have to be
thinned with warm water.
Of course this mode of feeding only ap
plies to pigs when they are small, and dur
ing cold weather ; as soon as the weather is
warm enough, the feed can be mixed with
cold water, and in large quantities; but I
am not sure whether it would not pay to
continue the; hot water all the time.
During the Summer, and when fattening
in the Fall, I use two barrels, or half bogs
heads, and in this way I am able to keep
the slops mixed for three or four days before
I use it and allow it to become a little sour ;
if the weather is cold, a little may be left in
tbe hogshead to assist in the souring of the
next batch. I am well satisfied that four
bushels of ground (orn fed In this way.
will make as much pork as ten bushels of
nnsbelled ears, fed by throwing it. on the
ground, or too often on the manure in the
Fed in the above manner 1 think one
bushel of meal (one bushel of corn will make
one bushel of meal after the miller's toll is
taken out) should make six to seven pounds
of pork, which at present prices would cost
from ten to eleven cents per pound. I have
fed pigs which I thought made ten pounds
of pork to the bushel of corn ; but I have
also fed those which did not make four, so
that I would feel safe in naming from five to
six pounds as the average weight of pork
which should be made from one bushel of
I have found that if I allow my pigs the
range of a field of good wheat stubble or
second crop of clover in addition to their
usual feed of meal, they will fatten rapidly ;
in fact I have known pigs to be kept in a
field of a second crop of clover, with free
access to water, for four months and im
prove in condition all the time. Many pigs
are very fond of clover hay ; I once fed a
brood sow for two months upon hay and
common house slop and one quart of corn
per day, and I think she improved on it.
All pigs are very fond of cut clover hay
when stirred among their slop, and will
thrive on it By all means ring the pigs
and give them the range ot a good pasture,
and the more clover the better. Western
New Process in Wheat Cultuee.
Tbe result of an experiment made during
the past season, by R. A. Gilpin, ac his farm
in Westown, on tbe wide planting and cul
tivation of wheat appears to be quite re
markable. In giving an account of the ex
periment, Mr. Gilpin says :
Tbe ground measured an acre within a
fraction ; it was not selected on account of
any inferiority, but was much the same as
tbe rest of the field, and was manured and
ploughed just the same. Tbe seed was the
red Mediterranean, and not very good, being
taken from tbe wheat grown on the place
the previous season, which was injured by
the weevil. It was drilled in at the rate of
J of a bushel to tbe acre, on the 25th of
September, at the same time as the rest of
the field. The peculiarity oi tne treatment
was that every other pipe of the drill was
stopped, so that the rows of wheat were
twenty inches apart, or aouoie me usual dis
tance. In the Sprinz, when the ground has
become sufficiently dry to work, a small gar
den hoe barrow was nut-between tbe rows.
working the ground to tbe depth of three
inches: this was done only once. The
effect of this working was very appar
ent; tbe wheat took a rapid start and
outgrew the rest of the field. As the
season advanced it grew tall and
stronsr. and no amount of wind or ram had
any effect to lay it down; when the heads
formed their greater length were very appa
rent It was backward in ripening, and the
rest of the field was cut and hauled in a
week before this was ready. Now for the
result: the experimental wheat yielded
twentv-three bushsls of wheat to one acre,
and the rest yielded only nine bushels to the
acre; the quality of each was the same.
Whether from defect in the seed, or the wet
season, or the late planting, the whole of my
wheat was injured both by rust ana weevil,
and the experimental part' did not escape,
it was effected iust as the rest was. This
experiment must not be regarded as entirely
satisfactory ; me season was exucpuuuai, me
seed used was inferior, and tbe yield ol the
experimental part of the field was not abso
lutely great, but only by comparison with
he rest ot tne crop, wnicn was a poor one
from the effects of rust and the weevil ; but
the result is under any circumstances suffi
ciently reasonable to attract the attention of
farmers and induce a further trial. Farm
Otjestioss fob Farmers. Would it not
be a good thing for our fanners to econo
mize tneir manures i now many oi mem
have their stables just where the rain falls,
all the collections of the farm-yard will be
washed away t Could not hundreds of loads
of thoroughly decomposed manures be saved
every year, enough, indeed, to enrich several
acres ot ground I YV no gatners up ail tne
litter and droppings ot tbe cow and horse-
yard every morning, and puts it into com
post heaps for future nse !
YV UO taxes ctue oi an ma straw, uis lou
der, his shucks and other long provender for
the nse of his cattle and horses and sheep
during the winter season I Do they reflect
how much is lost to them, every winter, by
neglecting this matter ? Is not most of tbe
straw thrown upon a rick loosely without
order or packing, and liable to rot in a short
time I Are corn tops cui, or nnaer strip
ped, or are tbey permitted to remain and
thus answer no valuable ena i
Does the farmer plow deep, or is his hsbit,
in this respect, to plow near the turf oast
Ought he not to go a depth of six or eight
inches ? Will it not, in tbe end, greatly im
prove bis soil and enable him to get much
larger returns from it I Are there not hun
dreds of acres ot land, in norm Carolina,
heretofore regarded as impoverished, that
could be reclaimed iy this process f . .
Clover is the cheapest and best manure
that can be had. Nothing pays better than
a field of clover plowed under. It enriches
the soil Quicker than barn-yard manure,
and puts it in better condition. To plow it
down well, if it stands thick and high, each
morning a roller should be drawn over as
much as can be plowed in a. day, and a
heavy chain should be fastened to the point
of the plow-beam to drag it into tbe furrow.
In this way it can be completely covered.
Clover contains all the elements needed to
enrich the soill for all kinds of grain, and
in larger quantities. Experimental Farm
Cabbotsmb Horses. Wash the root
clean, and feed about four quarts at once, in
addition to oats, ar cut feed and hay. There
i no danger ol feeding a horse too much of
either turnips or carrots, provided he re
ceives a good feeding of oats and bay also.
The tendency of catrots is to keep the bow
. A PBOFITABLB WTFB. , ; i
I have been married twentv-two win
The first four years beore I was married, I
Degan iarming witn aou acres, in the Blue
Glass region, Ky., I handled cattle, hogs,
sheep and horses principally the two first
named and lived, I thought, tolerably eco
nomically; spent none of my money for to
bacco in any way ; never betting a cent or
dissipating in any way, and yet at the end of
four years I had little or no clear money. 1 T
then married a young lady 18 years of ago
who had never done any housework or
wont oi any sand except make a portion ar
her own clothes. She had never made a
shirt, drawers, pants or waistcoat, or even.
sewea a stucn on a coat, and yet before we
had been married a year, she had made for
me eyery one of the articles of clothing-
named, and knit numbers of pairs of socks
ior me yes, and mended divers articles lor
me, not excepting an old bat or two. She.
bad also made butter, sold eggs, chickens,
and other fowls, and vegetables to the
amonnt of near $600 in cash, at the end of
the year, whereas, during the four years that
I was single I bad never sold five cents
worth besides making me purely happy
and contented with my home. And so
far as to making of money, we have made
money clear ot expenses ever since we have,
been married, in everything that we have un
dertaken on the farm, and she has made 3350
to $500 every year except one, during tbe
time selling butter, eggs, and marketing of
uilierent kiwis, my ycany expenses oi una
clothing, etc, before I was married were
more than my yearly expenses were after I
was married, combined with the expense of
my wife and children, and our farm bas in
creased 350 to 500 acres; and I believe that
it 1 bad not married, it never would bava
increased but little if any. and I have never
been absent from home six nights, when my
wife was at our home, since "we were mar
ried, and her cheeks kiss as sweetly to me
as they did tbe morning after I was married.
Car. Country Gentleman.
Paste that will keep a. Ybab. Dissolve
a teaspoonful of alum in a quart of warm
water. When cold, stir in as much Hour as
will give it the consistency of thick cream.
beinc particular to beat no all the lumrje :
stir in as much powdered rosin as will lay
on a dime, and throw in a half a dozen
cloves to give it a pleasant odor. Have on
the fire a teacup of boiling water, pour the
flour mixture into it, stomas well all the
time. In a very few minutes it will be the
consistency of mush. Poor it into an earth
en or china vessel ; let it cool ; lay a cover
on, ana put it in a cool place. When need
ed ior use, taKe out a portion and soften
with water. Paste thus made will last
twelve months. It is better than gum, as it
does not gloss the paper, and can be writ
ten on. '
The best friend the gardner can have is a
crow or two. Catch them when they are
young and domesticate them. No bird is
more easily tamed. Keep their wings clip
ped, and allow them to perambulate the
garden. They prefer insects to fruit, and
should they destroy all the insects, and be
obliged to resort to tbe products ot the
garden for subsistence, the gardner could
easily anora to meet the demand.
Salt fob Stock When stock is pastured
salt should be kept in the field, within easy
access to the cattle. It can be bought in
large lumps weighing from ten to twenty
pounds. In this shape it does not dissolve
rapidly, and the cattle can get a lick when
ever tbey wish. It is also an economical
way ot salting stock.
Origin of Odd Fellows.
It has been supposed by many that the
origin of the society of Odd Fellows or
rather the organization ot that association
was of comparative modern data. . They
will be somewhat surprised, however, saya
the Cincinnati Ttmet, to learn that its origin
dates at tar back as Nero, and was establish
ed by the Roman soldiers in the year 55. At
that time they were called "Fellow Citizens."
The present name was given them by Titus
Ljesar, twenty-tour years afterward; and
they were so called from the singular char
acter of tbeir meetings, and from their know
ing each other by means of mysterious signs
and language. ' At tbe same time he pre
sented them with a dispensation, engraved
en a plate of gold, bearing different emblems
of morality. In the fifth century the order
was established in the bpamsh dominions,
and in Portugal in the sixth century. It did
not reach France and England until tbe
eleventh century. It was then established
in the latter country by John de Nille, who,
asssisted by five knights from France, form
ed a Grand Lodge in London. This ancient
fraternity has now its lodges in every quar
ter of the globe, and by its usefulness and
benevolent character, command the respect
and countenance ot all who are acquainted
with its nature and purpose.
Those upon whose information reliance
may be placed, gives credit to Baltimore for
fret introducing Odd Fallowshlp into the
United States, and to Grand Sire Thomas
Wilde, still living among us, belongs the
The Great Proselyte.
Charles Loyson, known as Father Hya-
cintbe, was born at Orleans, in 1827, and
finished his studies in the Academy of Pau,
of which his father was Rector, and at an
early age became famous for his remarkable
poetical writings. In 1845, he entered the
theological, seminary of Saint Snlpice, at
Pans, and, after four years' study, was or
dained Priest He was next appointed Pro
fessor of Philosophy at the great seminary
at Nantes. He next performed the duties
of Priest in the parish of the Church of
Saint Sulpice, and after ten years' trial be
came convinced that his true vocation was
preaching. He then spent two years in the
convent of the Carmelites at Lyons, and
subsequently was admitted to that order
and made his first appearance as a pulpit or
ator bv preaching with great success during
a sniritual retreat held at the Lyceum of
Lyons. He next preached the advent course
of sermons at Bordeaux in 1863, and the
Lent sermons at Perigneux in 1864, and in
the summer of that year proceeded to Paris
and preached first at tbe Church of the
Madeleine and next tbe Advent course
sermons at tbe Church of Notre Dame.
During the last five years the sermons of
Father Hyacmtne nave been one oi tne
great attractions of Paris, and his preaching
bas attracted large ana intelligent auui-
A correspondent of the Boston Journal
writes: "In the Binghampton Inebriate
Asylum are eminent lawyers from New En
gland, whom I have heard plead with Web
ster and Choate, men of wealth and stand
ins: eloaueut temperance orators, whose
names and address I have seen within a year
in the Journal men who have been and aru
still officially connected with the city gov
ernment of New York ; professional men of
high standing; eloquent and distinguished
ministers of the gospel; sons of eminent
merchants of New York and other leading
cities; some of tbe most talented artists of
the land ; organists who readily commanded
5000 a vear id the city : with bankers, law
yers, clerks, and eminent men ; nearly all of
them under thirty years of age. Many of
them are fine performen. They have organ
ized a choir, conduct in superb style the
worship which is held daily, and the wor
ship ot tbe sabbath, give concerts, Dave en
tertainments, run a small theatre once '
week, have negro minstrels, and the whole
week is occupied in a round of interesting
amusements. Many of the rooms are fitted
up in artistic style by tbe patients, and a
more coeenui, exnoeraut xoticat wuuut us
found in the country."
At a so-called spiritual sitting in Hartford,
recentlv. there was a woman who .mourned
the loss of her consort and, as the manifes
tations bezan to appear, tbe spirit of the de
parted Benedict entered upon the scene. Of
course tbe widow was now eager to engage
in conversation with the absent one, and tha
following dialogue ensued :
Widow. "Are yoji in tbe spirit world!"
The Lamented "I am."
Widow" How long have you been
there 1 ......
The Lamented " O. some time," "
Widow " Don't yon want to come back
and be with your lonely wife ?"
The Lamented "Not if I know myself.
It's flOt enough around. bere
We are not rtgpontibU for-'th mws of
AO, Communication intended for pulliea.
tin mutt ie accompanied by the name of the
author. ' The name wtB not ie publiehed- '
unleu by refuett but u require it at a
guarantee of good faith. Editor of
OTJB NEW YORK LETTER. !
The Fashions the Woman's Parliament,
The birds that have been singing their
songs through the woods and meadows, and
along the sea shore, have winged their flight
city-ward, and are displaying their beauty
and brilliant plumage , along our gayest
thoroughfare. And not content with the
rural delights that have been to them a con
tinual feast during the summer months, they
rob the woods of their treasures, and smile
in the face of the ruin they have wrought
It would seem as though all tbe birds , in
Christendom must be sacrificed to supply
the demand for feathers ; and the - feather
brained part of the population is in excess
oi any mental census that bas been taken lor
the past seven years. There i no exclusive-
ness of color, though scarlet rather predom
inates ; out American women are rapidly
rising above the petty tyranny- of fashion,
and asserting their right to wear whatever
is becoming; and that regulates the stylet-f-for
A novel idea in the way of bonnets, is a sea
gull, divested of superfluities, and covering
tbe entire frame, which should be of clam
shell proportions. The head of the bird
droops gracefully to one side, and is very
pretty for those who like anything so dread
fully natural. For my own part I thiak
these mutilated songsters of the woods and
fields are enough to bespeak the compassion
snd energetic action of the Humane Soci
ety ; and if our worthy Bergh is not author
ized to stop tbe sacrilege, tbe empty nests
will fill the air with wails for the departed.
Such bigh-handed robbing I don't aDDrove
of, and I felt so guilty I couldn't look a
bird in tbe face last summer, while they
seemed to sing so piteously : " Don't kill the
birds, the pretty birds 1" I shouldn't be
surprised if they presented their bUlt at the
next Legislature ; and it's my on-nest o-pin-lon
that they ought not to be laid on the
table. This season the Arabs are on us
again, and tinged, streaked, and speckled
Bedowins may be met anywhere you choose
to walk. In fact no shawl can be worn plain,
if the weaver is at all anxious to be consid
ered " au fait" in the fashionable world.'
Even Bndget puckers up the warm blanket
she brought from the " ould counthry" intp
the semblance of a hood, and giving the
right end a toss over the left shoulder, feels
that she hss done her very best to make this
style a popular one. . . j
, Scarlet jackets are als invoeue. but have
a very "loud" appearance on the street
Black, chain -stitched with colored silks, or
braided with gold color, are much ' more
lady-like and effective.
Seal-skin sacques are in demand for this
winter, by those who have a lengthy pursd,
or whose husband survived the recent cold
fever. As they cost about one hundred and
eighty-five dollars, it is to be presqaaed that,
they will be worn exclusively by tbe aristoc
Business is looking up. All the dry arood
stores are crowded with customers, and the
display is unusually gorgeous. Nowhere as
in New York is catholicity of taste so well
maintained, and in the matter of dress there
1b a fair "representation "for a limited "taxi
ation," the Woman's Bureau to the contrary
notwithstanding. . "
Scotch plaids, of every imaginable style
and color, clan or no clan, adorn the couni
tens; (he MacGregor or Bob-Boy being most
in demand for suits. - I
But " you pay your money, and vou take
your choice" of plain, striped, plaid, of
figured, and Fashion makes no demur. 8h
can afford to be gracious; and if it is but
the calm that precedes a storm, we mail
look out for a revolution by next Spring.
aoroeis," tnat iamous institution which
has disproved the assertion that women
could not sustain an association of tbeir?
own sex, by existing as a corporate body foa
over a year, bas had but one regular meet)
ing since the break-up last June, and the har-1
mony of a re-union was somewhat disturbed
by a proposition to make the Woman's Par-
liament a branch of the tree " Sorosis.
The majority of the members present favored
haying the case emanate - from thence,
but a few, who are in deadly opposition
to Woman's Bights, and only care to culti
vate roses, lilies, and other graceful flowers,
in tbat attrative "garden ot girls," declined!
to cast an assenting vote, and so the motion!
was withdrawn. '
But the Woman's Parliament which meets:
the approval of a host of women who are:
interested in reforms, and favor the educa
tion of their sex up to the ballot, (tbe latter
being the least important) will meet at
Packard's building, corner of Twenty-second
street and Broadway, at 2 p. m., Thursday,;
October 21, in response to a call from the
Its aims and objects are set forth in a
paper presented to the public by Jennie June
Croley, tbe President of ''Sorosis," who has
the interest of all women at heart, and who
is anxious to have lest talking and more
1 propose going to hear the lion's roar,
andwill send you a leef from my note
For tbe Standard.'
Fire In Plymouth.
Mb. Editor: I give you particulars in re
gard to the fire which occurred in this
place on the morning of the 20th instant, at j
8 o'clock P. M. It was first discovered in
the building occupied by Lee, a colored
man, recently from Edenton, doing a gen
eral business. It was a large new store
owned by the Messrs. Latham & Brother.
Lee was respected by all right minded peo
ple, having conducted himself with decorum
tbe short time he was in business here. It
thence rapidly extended to the Hotel previ
ously occupied by Wm. Rankin, northeast
of it, lately purchased by E. J. Johnson,
thence west to the store of Norman & La
tham's, and N. D. Norman's warehouse. Mr.
Cohen's and Mr. Atkinson's two new stores,
occupied by Dishields, Tatum & Co., on
tbe corner, where it stopped in this direc
tion, the wind blowing heavily at north-'
east It then communicated across the
street in a westerly direction to Wm. Ran
kin's grocery, burning several small build
ings, and reaching the new store and ware
bouse of N. D. Norman's and several small
houses adjoining. . From Mr. . Rankin's it
extended south up to main street, destroying
the grocery of J. W. Davis, barber shop of
Sam Wiggins, colored, market and grocery
of Isaiah Wynn & Son, Jackson & Bro'g
livery stable, and two stores owued by Mrs.
Benjamin Spruill. The loss falls heavy on
all, but none more so than Mr. Rankin, who
lost all tbe means no had to support a large
and helpless family.
Tbe failure of the crops in this county fo.
three successive seasons, with the heavy loss
upon our citizens, is. well calculated to dis
hearten and dampen tbeir energies. It will
also be felt outside the limits of the corpo
ration. Many of our most extensive farmers
were dependent, to a great extent, for assist
ance rrom those large merchants who were
able and willing to wait from one crop to
the oth er for necessary supplies. . This sou rce
of assistance is now cut off, and with the
scanty means on band, owing to the failure
of previous crops, as above stated, it must
produce great inconvenience if not a failure
in cultivating tbe usual ouantitv of noil.
Plunder was the order of the day. Most of
our white citizens were absent the mer
chants North, lawyers and many of our pco-
piu atuuiuiag on me superior cjourt oi
Martin, and jurors to the Federal Court in
Edenton whose assistance was so much
needed. Loss estimated at $100,000. Some
insurance the amount at present not known
nothing sufficient to cover one fourth the
10S8. ... ii -i j.i
It is confidently believed by Lee to be the
act of an incendiary. He had to leap from
a third-story window to save himself, and
was verv much iniured bv tha cnnr.nssion.
His loss, like most of the other partier" fan
all he had on the premises, He has pr,. nr-
1 ty elsewhere.
Mortality rAmong the Presidents', j jr
' There have' j been about' fifteen' persons
elected by the people to the office of Pitesv
dent of the United States, i Of thiU'irtraW
who were chosen Vice-Presidents'! and Jbe
came President by the 'death W their chisfc;
Taylor and idnocdtt, are tin llving.i tu.iit8js,
extraordinary mortality. tnu
The hrst President, tieneral. wasfyirigi
died while the second President was in
fice."! " h '.-'' u. m tout
The second and third,J dohif Adams'
Thomas Jefferson deceased i while the Si
President was in office. . .i
The fourth. President. ' James Madj:
and the fifth, James Monroe,' expired
ring the administration of -President Jacks
enn . Tin, ,Vm fiL Un.i.l.nk 1 iuk Min
roe, died five .jeaffl before , w,fqgr5h,;Jea1
The Bixth President, ! J6hh Quincey 4oV
ams, lived witil j-1849,'-and'died," wllen
James K. Polk, toe tenth President, was lia
Office. . ,11 i I v
The seventh President General Andrfew
Jackson, died three years before his" prete
cessor, tbe sixth President, viz : in vao: I -r
The eighth, Martin) . Van 1 Buren; died
in 1816, when Andrew. Johnson was, in pf-
1 he ninth, Gen. Harrison, .expired one
month after his inattguretion,'Tn',1841.,'J
Tbe tenth, James K.-Polk, Jdied iwtitqin
three months after Jeavingthe office; jM y,
1849. . ,
Gen. Taylor, the elcyen'th' President, di id
inofficein July, i860.'"1 ",jU'"i -1
Gen. Franklin Pierce, "the tweltn Preii-,
dent, has just djed, being the last surviier,
of the ex-Presidents....,, ,,',., t ,(
His successor, James Buchanan, depart :?
mis nie in June, 1HU8, being tne thirteenth
Abraham Lincoln, the fourteenth Prei
dent, as is well known, was assassinated In
April, 1865, being the second month of liis1
second term. ' ' :' " "''
We give below a table showing the nurb-.
per oi years each . president lived alter tie
expiration of his presidential term, taking
no account ot odd months; ,
George Washington, 8year&! ' ' 1
John Adams, 25 years.
Thomas Jefferson,-17 years.
James Madison, 19 years, j :
, James Monroe, 6 years.' j; .., ,. , t
John Quincey Adams, 19 years. lil7a u.
Andrew Jackson, 8 years. " ' '
Martin Van Buren, 25 years'. ;' '
'. William Henry Harrison died in office.
James K. Polk, 3 months after cxpiratiob
Ot Office, . ..: , , j,. .;ii;;,
James Buchanan! 7 years. ' '
Abraham Lincoln died in office: Cintii-
nati Enquirer. - -; -! ' ' i - - . --
,; New Counterfeits on Naial Banks,
,: The United, States Counterfeit Detectdt
gives tbe following list ot new counterfeits
that have appeared since the first ol the pre
sent month :
Third National Bank of Chicago, Illr -'4(fc
raised from Is.- Well done.li20a -raise!
from Is. . First National Bank of Sprin:
field, HI. 5s, imitation. Farmers Natioml
Bank of Reading, Pa., reported in circular
lion. ' Look out fqr' U - farmers' national
banks, as the town and State can be easily
changed and printed from the same counter
feit plate. .. ' ' I
5s, Jewett City National Banlc, Jcwetl
City, Ct. In tb imitation the date on th
deck of the ship is 1292. It should be 144
The date 1492, on tlie right end of the gen
uine bill, under the Indian princess, is left
on ot the imitation. 1 be word "edv 1
der the engraver's name in imitation
"fcr."- ' :'.,! ! -.( nil- '
1 2s, Jewett City National, Bank, Ct Th
coarsest part of the bill is on the left end!
i ne jcmaie iciw uie kotm mcr rter neaa. i jif
genuine have- sixteen stars in two half ciri
cles. Tie imitation has twenty-three, and
very indistinct i ; -i; .. vi;i
10s, Farmers National Rank of Amsteri
dam, N.Y. The. letter "A" in "Amste
dam," under the words National Bant
in the above imitation, is - smaller than tha
other letters, and tbe carved lint under "tnji-
ted" runs into the shading of tjhe '(tooted.
Tbe genuine does not . ' ''.'..'
20s, Fourth National Bank, New Vorkj
city. : In tbe battle of Lexington on the left
end ot the bill, tbe man lying on thegroand
his right foot in the genuine does not touch
the lower border. . The imitation touches
both lower and left borders. '"" '"' '
Mutual National Bank of Troy. - 10s. Im
itation. - Dangerous; the first letter u in ton
tual is out of proportion to all tha other-letters.
Thexurved line uudei-thc word "cm
ted" in imitation extends into, the .shading
of ijni. r . .
AubnmCity National Bank, N.' Vt7-
Imitation. -The shading of the words "Ac-
burn City" in tbe counterfeit is all blurred!
and heavy; tbe genuine is. clear and dis-l
50s. Imitation. ' ' Are reported in circula
tion. '' "1
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Telegraphio Commanication i witn the
. I,,, Planets. ; , (, ,
The latest and ; most fantastic suggestion
in tbe way oi teiegraptiy is that ot a r rench
enthusiast, who, like all inventors and orig
inators of grand ideas, is now being heartily
laughed at in Europe for his pains, ui The old
plan with discoverers, was to rack, or bum
them; the new plan is to cover them with
ridicule. Perhaps in this case such punish
ment is not ill deserved Our enthusiast's
proposal is not to . fly to the moon, but to
communicate with the planets. He i, wishes
to mount a gigantic mirror, capable of be
ing readily moved, and to give flashing sig
nals to Jupiter and Venus, ills theory is,
that if these are repeated regularly at giv
en intervals and in equal number of times,
the inhabitants of tbe planets will come to
discern them, to understand that they mean
something, and to return them.'' Should
they do this, a code ot signals could mani
festly, without much difficulty, be devised,
The proposer of this curious scheme, points
out tnat even now bright spots are occa'
sionally seen on some of tbe 1 planets;' and
suggests that they- may possibly be similar
signals from the inhabitants of those orbs
to eacn other ana to us. ine laea-is said
to have been discussed before, and to have
been abandoned; but, however practicable
or absurd, . it has been thought worthy' of
serious attention by the French Academy .of
Sciences.. ,, .;,,
' " ' ' Woman's Rights. J
' A middle-aged woman, of Suncook, N.
H named Mrs. Lindsey, has for some time
past refused to pay her highway tax'.' She'
was not actuated by any inconvenience in
the payment of her rates, for she is worth
considerable property, but she expressed .a
dislike to the principle Of the tax.' She was
told by the surveyor that she : must "pay1 her
tax in money or work: it out on the roattsj
Her reply, was that she would wo.k it out.
Accordingly on Monday morning last she
bought a new hoe, joined the gang of men
who were working on the highway, and la
bored nntil sundown, doing a 'good day's'
work. She said that she should be band
the next day and continue her, work, fjTbe
affair caused considerable of a sensation m
Suncook, and Mrs. Lindsey is pronounced to
oea pretty plucky and apt illustration of
voman's rights. .. 't
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. Chickens aa si Bit.'i ' .w-iU.
: A man in Tennessee lately bought si bottle'
of cherry brandy, and alter using it threw
the cherry pits in the yard, when tha cliickr
ens stowed tnem away in uieir crops. , . jliis.
wife going out soon after, saw the chicltens
lying around the yard apparently ded,'anrr
told an old negro woman -that she might
pick the feathers off them for her bed,, yhich
she immediately did. . The surprise of .the
ladv may be imagined when, the next' morn
ing at early dawn, she heard old chanticleer'
delivering bis usual morning salute, rtd the
hens cackling as though .nothing bad hap-t,
pened. , A luuny sight it was,, on. looking
out, to see every hen and rooster, young and
old,' marching around eyeing each other
with suspicion, many of them ''entirety
naked,, while only a few had wings, and. taU
feathers. Tlie cherry pits bad made them,
drunk. ' . , ' ', .'.
i -The aborigines in Victoria,' Australia, now'
number only 1,834. They are well cared Tot
by the Colonial Government, which take
great pains to instruct mem m tne ana, pi
civilized me ana eaucaie tneir cnuaren.
Uts, EasCudDd -WestiiiU tobecoms jthtr
eantta arf thworldV-dOTsmerotii Jft-eas
thronehotti ,th history rfroal east to esi ft
reacbes its,nipst,west,ernf Umwoit tbe AJnaed .
States!' J maytena more and more from Ithe
Atltoitte'sicleT;he1 Pacificaa ribe1 "intefiof
of the Continent AHa up' with population! as'
ithe yast iJFstflbiidcmeft,!di at
'China and. other countries of Asia arid' with,
AnftraJiarbut ftwitl 'stop" here." The m
pire of commerce eahnot pass over7 tbe Krea?
ooeslvasd fall iatoita bjnsdad Infeior
.race,,,, Uliica,; India Japan .ancL Australia,;
will advance, unaouDtecuy. nuj ineir pro-.
Wpt wilr rvnlv tend lo:infcrAsh tiid coih ncr-
i&l peer'andimibrtaftfee or the'Unijed
e late. ) a igreatetiranttiqjleneo ' and pe
gentiand,. Soath, comrnerpial greatness
The raci for this empire now is betwaen
England and the United States.' "While the
f(irrHetas sohie- advantages- -art present) in
her iargei tonage, facilities for ship Haldihg
and accumulated: capital, she sees.hef.ma4u-
factures, upon which her vast . commerce; is
based, passing iotb other hands. Theory
i.f alarm has gone up already, not only' abdut
j i - . , i r , . I . . 1. 1
LLU UUV XT0IU Ul UOT lUHamm H I
regard to the limit of her coal fields all
me Dinning ,mea, pi , jngiana oegin
look with alarm upon the future. 'Tfjcv
that the empire of-''ibmnierce,' -wealth aj
greatness wilt be here m the American C
twent. ;(:itaa InevHable! dfattajui
growth - and . resources of, the country
brinsr that about however weak anil short
sighted dor public men may be'WhiTe Ccin-
artesB indulges in in twaddle and' miseraUIe
arty polities, .and, ,wlUa -commercial coh-;.
ventions occupy themselves with hiyh fio4n
platitudes and impracticable resolutions, the,
republic-! 'marching "nn1 through TiatumT
causes to at 'point -or commercial -greatni
and empire that no nation hat attained, and
ijPhich nQnejhiereatter will approach., , ., (
The Rotary Motion of the Earth Demo
" strated An Interesting Experiment, i
The question of tfie'rotary motion of tlje
earth has tor ages past given rise to learndd
discussions between scientific men, and num
berless experimentfr.havB been , made to de
monstrate the theory.,, Fpucaultz, a learned
Frenchman, some years ago, announced p
simple contrivance Which he claimed set at
rest all disputations' on the question,- nntl
demonstrated: tiw theory beyond cavil.: MK
T.-CvMendeniall, of the -Columbus , Higfi
School, completed arrangements for a teat
of Foucattltz's' contrivance on' Saturday,' anil
proceeded to 'put it in operation'1 A Wirfe
was attached to light cross-beam from the
inside centre of the dome of the State Capi-
toi, rescuing nearly w me .noor oi tne
rAld4'below. To the-lower' end of th
wire a metallic ball of 28 pound weigty
WW Bttacneow: rue ornamental pieca t th :
rotunda pavement furnished a circle, throng i
the centre of which, from the true north, ,
line was struck to the south." Nine add
-iional lines, - representing; nine' degrees" c '
variation from the true north were iuarka
on the circles., Tbe ball, was set in vihra
tion'on the north and south line, and in on i
hour had departed from' that line in its vi
b rati o anaV was describing the line of th
Srst degreei to the right! iThe propositioi
was at the end of the .ninth; hour frpnv th
start of the ball, it" would, so. far depar
from. the trtie north aM south lines' as t
describe the ninth;t,)While the ;baH seemei
to; leave, tbe track-in which it eriginall;
started, i); really did not .i.Tbje. apparent va
riation was due to the rotary mqtioB. ,pf tin
earth.1"Tliis was .''the second trial', of thii
interesting experiment hr the CrrHea States
and the third in-tha world. i-Thotomirdt
tee conducting ,it. ,oo. Saturday,, expresec
themselves as. entirely ..satisfied withthi
result Columbut (0.) Statesman'. "'"'.'
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'v' ' Ji'8piritnalTricki"',"'' " "
.f'-.-(J- .!, ,i . ,,j V'?
" One of the strongest reliances the spiritua
trick exhibitors have, is the apparently un
accountable 'flight -of a coat,' which Is sup
posed, to.lia.ve; been .taken office medium'!
back .by the spiribvand ,iung throughi the
air above the heads of the .auditors. Jt re-)
cruises three ' performers: the'toedium. 'the)
totraagerv and a professed committee- man)
irom the: audiences The ssedium sits iiBdj
as .usual w , the, centre .of. Iie platform ,. or)
stage. ' The manager stands at tha distance!
of just two arms' length frbm "' hihi'"at bnej
BKie, ueiu securely oy one 07 tne committee
This, it is! pretended, is to prevent the mana-
fer from approaching the medium to assist
Jm in', getting tbe coat off. ;. Perhaps the!
uiaimKcr uuius.a uiuicu Baie id me icii nana
to- strike ft right suddenly 'Wtien cdHe for.
The lights are turned off, the medium takes
liis coat on i apd , .passes Kitta the manager.
who reosiyes.i.t,wUJiJisi right hand; the
medium's ' bands' are "re-tied, and he calls
loudly "light" The -coat wthrown into the
air, and the1 match, kindled, -winch reveals
the coat, flyug pver -tho tada ot 'Uie-di-ence,
and the medium in his shirt sleeves
securely ligatured as at-first, with-the mana
ger ia-his orirrinal position; The committee
man epota",tut the manager has not, moved
an jnch, and the display appears, liko a pos
itive and convincing proof of the presence
attd power tof departed, butstill' present, !
spirits.-': If a third performer is " available,
iiu-vwuuca iu w luni. up uio llglll? av-uie
proper moment. Thousands of people are
duped into a belief in the supernatural by
follies tHce tliis. ' " '" ' 1 "
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' ,: Proof Reading. " : 'f ''
There are a goocf many people who think
proof reading one of the easiest things in
tne worm, ana wno get very impatient over
mistakes in books and newspapers. A wri
ter in a recent number of the Galaxy gives
some interesting instances of typographical
errors.- He mentions one edition of the Bi
ble) which contains 6000. He gives the fol
lowing .example of the difficulties in the
way ot, getting out a pertect book. Some
professors of the University of Edinburg
resolved to' publish a book which should be
a i model of typographical accuracy. Six
proofreaders were employed ; and after it
was thought to be perfect, the sheets were
poBted up in the hall of the University, and
a reward of fifty pounds were offered for
every -mil take that should be discovered.
Wb,ea the? book was printed, it was found
to contain several errors, one being on the
title' page,"another in the first line of the
first chapter'. ' '' :1'
-Ii ; ..; r.i .'weet RevengB.
'A. young lady ;in Wopdbridge, Me., hear
tog a fluttering ort Saturday evening in her
chicken coop, went Qfit with a light and
found twenty-five yonng chickens lying on
the ground dead and dying, and upon a
oioser xamiaation "discovered the mvbgcr,
which was.;, full-grown skunk, hid away
under an adjacent floor,: The .young lady
returned to the house, ancl'procured dn old
rusty horse jflstbrwhW her'fktncr'tarried
ia the wartf 1812, loaded U with buckshot
and.Kefurned to the barn. iPlaojag'tlfe mniv
zle within a tew tcet of the oiionferous yea-,
tura, aha blued away.' There was terrific
explosion and a cloud pfsmojyknd-werii'
the young la3y took her nose between her
.fingers andrtollowed it Into the hnbse' ' fullv
I roaliising thetnrth 6f ths-'old' sge 'that Ire-
ivengs MBweet. wtwita rrt. uio
ol I n Ml
I Th larm'flrrfaiIs try MstiirnW tt
rnindnf the hHd that iutuU "wbHttife1 Tor1
kindness in other worrlV 'i'ftV'iilrtn.-' W
father, a,There are.; few .jshiWrgltki hfl -Till
n"nt love to work.if they know ;this. ...Tlen,
uc uciww w ucnk ins suu pa 1 .umujJauIOQ,
atkelpor, arid a eounseleT instcitd "cV strtnnt,
Hs fails .to :impart to'hhBunisnlnnilorohti.
provement and such things as will interest
:mm ano nx. uis attention on thasinnj and
jcon'sequ'ently he1 falll to "awaken his interest
;ia Benalt or the lam.l' 'He'forgbrs to I teatll
ithlftrmj. aa coinsd)wMh.oJJW).aiPg9i
and, lastly, fails to show bim enough of the.
1.1 . U .. . 1. , L J .4 .
(wihiu him uc may uuueretAuu inesq Uliugl
foT'hinisetrt .-.mm. .'- i'i "
I cJll 'lit till. '' I ! :i 9.1 1.1 Sill
I A. number bf. fine 'tels dieoovored tbe
ifisberua (rried on ip thyicuiitj. Jifilioail
Bay, Ves tern Australia, have baeexhibitd,
Bri Melbourne.' They are of great 'size and
beauty, the most valuabTe'amcg thent re'
Bembling in shape sad dimensions tbe -tsfe'
ball of a large fish. This is said id b
worth upwards of 300,
A una a, MS a j a au aa, uuiiiiu oiuyi
I Oil Anif. 8 tWsbie'Jommetore 'Peiry,
Capt isacki arrived at the mouth ot Bdm
bay harbor, with,, a .cargo ot eoal' pn
. -. . . . . .
wnicn exploded just at tne inner jjgnt,
srland'bul-nt to theVater's edge.' . It seeins
tl' i b. jlJM i-toostMefi Kewcsstfcu-T
pVith a cBjgpofcflal8.on)fle.,9thi!o(( Irf1'.C
ano toucuea at yeite ior orders ioj. p:
theTtniddlelfaf last inbnth. ' The cargo "
Recovered to-be cm fire cm ttie"24th and tie'
iiatciicBwre 'battehed down' on 'the1 7 li
The; fire.coBtinu ta increase, and then ?n
wereniliiu live in .the.forecastlqi;" id
arid eo'ufd s(!arciTy "gb biildw. Bombay li ir
l wi!taa'dco"tlie- SStWicfa pilo't v as
skipped ier the olitCT HlitsSHV'1'Plit?li it
au4 smoke wprff. fhejottvery fstrbngd and it
nearly 10 o'cloc.nr) exploaiop,, took, pi; :e
which burst' open the hatches,.and tlie'1 re
then spread Hm the 'ship.'nfortun'at y
the Stewart, a Brazillian, meVW'sadTTe: b
at at tinifl The captain hadMnt him 1 -low
to the after cabin , only a few aiinti s
before to fech a bottle' of beer for the pil t,
and when the explosion took place it yms'
feared he must ban) perished Iwlow.' 1 Searih
was at once uiude, and the poor fulliny whs
found suffocated in the cabin... the wild
through the .fore hatch having, probably,!
urrvBfl Llie Sliiunu iu ujuu iiiiu Vill iu vv
poisoned.'. An-ithcr of thecrtw w'as a gbi
eal iniured-by tbe explosion, ono nl t
hatches being driven on him - and seven
hurting his arms. After the cxulosion t
fhip was anchored near the inner ligiitsli
and Cajit Black nn five men,1 aeeompani
by the pilot, went -of m a -boat to- ask
sistance from the transpurt Euphrates,-nhi1
was lying in the harbor. . A boat and en
Were dispatched nnder 'command bf "Lk-
Hume and Navigating: Lieut. FarrtinT, wli
Lieut .Smith' of -tlioMalaban tlie-nien
which arc at prcsunt on board, the sliiuj
the Malhbar is iir Dock. also "left .with
boat and crew.' "On"' fen'ehing the burni
shin thot slipped' heV'tfitelior: and the'hi'i
Ixriug from the" W.. 8. .W.,aho was run befol
the wind into shallow water, and tlion sen
lied bout 800(yards off. Jfaranjali by tile
carpenter' and "sai1maker.''"Ori ' com'municl-
ting wttb the, 'Euphrates, 3apt' -Bltick- wJ
recommended to report the- matter' I to. :tli
dockyard, authorities, and lie-a pfice- wcij
ashore, and shortly after'midnight. informej
theiri Of the cinibmstances: ' They then sen
nt -water boats anil n-tug-,'"whieSJ en'me' nl
to tha burning ship iu the morning. Wata
was kept on the ship, but with ..-.little avail
and she was burned down to the waters ed"
m 'j',,.; -j i . i I i' . 'ii i.- -niMd i.l
A' Jealons Husband Murders His Wi
i.-j ir . and eats his own Throat. . ,m
' i Joseph -Tl Woodj' i Bliip'afpenterf wh
resided on tbe lower mad leading tram th
place to Jungston romt, near the. new 1c:
dock, murdered his wile about 7 . o cloc
on Saturday (evening last and'theri'cbrhhfi
ted suicide.-1' The weapons used were an ax
Laud -a -razor. ,1 The; niurdered woman. Iial
twelve long and deep gashes an . her heii
neck and face, either of which was anfflcicn
to' cause death. The murderer ib supposei
to have first cuf he"r ib ' the bead with th
axr.as she was lying oa the lounge, and th
cut her throat with tbe razon t in the, afterJ
noon, prior to the murder, lie wrote a lettel
which is now m possession or the uoronei
1 he contents ot tbe letter have not itran
pired, . Oa tho alarm, being given' a neigh
bor named Ueorue JUctcalt went to the bac
door of the house and found it locked. H
knocked and was admitted bv wood.- ,iOi
entering and finding Mrs. Wood dead' he in
quired what, be had been doing, to whiel:
. Wood made no reply., Wood then attempt)
ed to cut his throat with a razor, but Met
calf sorted his arm and prevented him:
second attempt was made, Hrtit MetCalf algal
i foilod him. i Wood then turnil-upon Met
calf and threatened to kill. ,hiin, wuen.Mtst-
calt, who is an old man, ran from the house
for a moment only, and On returning foun.
-Wood lying upon the floor with 'his tliroft
out loom ear-to ear. u: Jealousy js soppoi
ii.. . I? ; . , . . .i .Si! .-in
.Alteverend Scoundrel. ...ini j
A few weeks since, the ouict precincts o:
Miegs and Roane counties were v;sited b'y
a Well dressed, smoothtongued individual,
calling1 himself Rev. V Howell; snd pur l
porting to hail .from. Oregon. .Hai Biiid.-he
was a .baptist minister and preached a great
deat in Roane, even going beylmd uito be
nighted Meigsi and became a r'eatrfavorite
with tbepions and unsuspecting people f
those sections. -il .'li v,jo. it e
The reverend gentleman. t:mado, himself
very agreeable to, the female.portjpn ofhis
assumed chargei'and finally' married' one of
tlHsmi-'1 He was possessed of aiiorse and
buggy at that lime, which j he .6old very
cheap to defray the expenses or ,i a, bridal
tour, which was tuken, the happy, couple
passing' through Knoivilte 'to Chattanooga,
when they returned to the bridal residence
in Meigs county. .- This occurred about two
weeks ago, as wc fcaam, L ,. ,;, ,.,wu
At that time Mr.iowclJ became uucasy,
ahd bbrrowed a horse 'from his' brother-iu
law to go to Sweetwater to 'iook for a bair
-of gold-rimmed specks he had lost)" He is
still hunting for (them, prpbably, as. lie. , has
not since returned.,, A gcptcmna,..cauie
along that way shortly afterWards arid re
cognized the horse and buggy W stolen
property, and at once seized it, causing the
innocent purchaser to.lnse . what he had paid
the. hypocritical scoundrel for i.
Supposed Murder in St. Panl. i-r-
The St. Paul Pioneer, of .October 1.7tli,
About one -week ago, James' McCaffi-ey
left his home in Belle Plaine for St. Faul for
the purpose of purchasing a span of horses,
In order to make the purchase, his wife says,
he took with $2,000 lii cash.' which he had
been saving for the purpose of making 'tne
purchase above mentioned. . After lookMs
through the city witliout being sucoessfuLm
finding a team that suited, he went to Sha
kopce. On Tuesday afternoon he took the
train at Sliakopec, and left it ' at "a town
called Dooleyvillc, six or seven miles distant
from Shakopec, and wi-nt to' a hotel about
one mile from Dooleyvllie, whore he stayed -over
night He was to all appearance heal
thy and well when he retired, but asAhe
landlord says, about midnight he Was taken
ill, and died between two and tbieeVclbeK
the next morning. His remains were-to-k-crr
to Belle Plaine. Yesterday and the day l
fore an inquest was being held, and a large
number of witnesses were examined. ' Tne'
fact that when be left home he had $2,000
with him, and the other fact that - after hi
death but $45 were found upon his persony
led to the fear that he came to his deatl) by
foul means. " ' '" '
" -Ji;'q vol I'ni
A Child with Two Heads ilndPonV Armsi
Drs. Divine and Overton, of TaiWeTf.'Sfo
have in their possession a natttrafmiin5-"
strosity a child with two heaila, four-aruisy
double thorax and abdomen, -tjirce lcgss.twfli
separate and distinct vertibral columns, two
hearts, two pair ot" lung mnd two- gtarRSTsf
i ne gender is ieminin. mey are -united
nearly face to face, and precisely! resemblo
I Rita Christina, with the exception that the
'unnatural production has three legs, w hue
the termer has but two. "'Onr informant as
sores as there is no humbug'! aliont'the fiiat
ter, and that he, saw, this, wrkisity. himself,
which was the , illegitimate a fispritigs of a
girl" llvthg'' in"Tazweil. It is now dead.
KnoxtUle Whig: ut","', UUM U li
ilc-Oll l llAdla ITnlliU J'
tfear!shcpherMUle, 'Kyi, on Friday, R.
AfciWisi was "murdered. iB0-'left his house
in tta;i morning .lUr go about a quarter of a
mile . to .feed. ..liis , hocrs.:. which. lu . l-mit
. -Jl rrr .,T til ' O ' ' -
hit A non marln nuar lta ..nfnv
(corn-fidlcL "The hands went to other parts
jof tbe fartal Vol work, and didareturn till
inooo. I .Mm 'Wise; fsbtiagisbawiunasiheasat
ihcr. husbwl'8kpg,ttiiyat.th fieldosont, one
perer has not been discovered:! wo lo oi.oj
! The aiutf ''WrafTarJcltf ,Bf7tho"lK'oSr
Hartld.iib i;6T0?iKwti O81,i09jl friorJeq
P"4Hi'mini jsMMfl irVfliiilU; Jslxwd
"Mi "Aw; leiegrara, o:ouu: 1'resa, .
iai, o.ajio; Telegram. 5;50t): Tress, 100.,
8,76.ffraoni -8,'3TrJl' Ktftflste; t00:it.A
xmiij. oiar, osi,
:i4'J 'U'Frort'tlw Uveipttbl Mercury."
V is per
tVJ in the
side of thislanMnVt Cbvered with looso
stone of a light -n1or from base to summit.
bj remcgtheHone, pur, solid ffsstal
as the middle of September. , It may. exist
WMiiMVnn Mia'iintirri trr 1Tlhg K5CK9 were
-- t-. i . . ., ... ,i. ,
kemoyed to ! safneket dejth'What sterna
strange is tbat the side of the mMfein
where the iae found is exposed to the sun
throughout tic, daypd sun
does nothavfc as mo?D, effect, jn melting the
ice' as ctontinoous rttrfrs.,u A t the We of this
mountain is i sprsj. I'itas, sWyioleWtad
cold. 2uu.ii) iinimiis thr owner of i the
n 1w irpnr. Rf anv i
tUey cap bt .pfcanwetttn'Mn M IkWaw 1 FUes
and snakes snulino figj their way into the
celebnUedamuaUia-'iir siuatedaS VMIes
northeast of WinslisntiStid 16 miles east of
Romuej.in mnipstoe fWtfilm rfMvO lr"
liia.-farfi,wai og Ol
JGoodevw. fo'r teVsorfhVwled.
Cicmisliyjiijil time to
time, different substances capable of render-ingiBausviht-'wiiteBeroonfafceri'
bacco; so ,iaatesnanQl aSuaify faatytpnr-
tale of the $Wl&FWito-t&t!ftl1;
but suffering severely froiii its injurious ,ef
fects. One oftiiesejhasjen Ihe'moiitenfng
of a snoncTH with Vstrrmff- solution of tan-
thus neuWirifEiBjrtheffetfJsiH 8 fortomg
carly an ins.lJ,,fiowoud41V(itl
line. Wc find flint. M. Armaud
ith to mc-
covered anotlrtjrfmd'vcT simple' 'reme&Yto
the same pllppKSe. v fi-quote from the
Cmytet JSeJUitH, ketuiamtrict.ihit lua-
blcliscoyery. ? -ilq
'"The author proposes that tbB deleterious
mfcts'-of the'uusebf toMcc'6''shbulc1 be
moistcniug it while, uudlljoing the various
prfipara,tiqns anArmeicui8;meyMus to
jls, delivery, tariff! .WPWWPFiF1? .WW8
infusion, or othej, iiBepartioi) of iwater cres
ses, since the author has discovered that
without destroying the peeuliarioatnof
tobacco, "-trrj th effects of
nicotine." ' ,. . . ..
The Romance "Taken Out o
I lt is hinted by,tINew'T6 paVeTs' that
a rearnl very styrish hroddiag tber ef sfrjer-
sori claiming the title ot lord, has -.madft a
dupe of the riaU and liasntifnl young lady
to whom he was united. " Concurrent events
atlroost protwd tads' eiisetiuewiri.1 VrBaSoth
ipg serves teaeh .l!auUbn.iVNdbilorisbo
a, beautifpl gjrl,tlr daugUt ajrpk"
cr in Xondon, sdw from .tiiaeratiogpf tna
ladies' gallery1 in" die bottsfe;6r ibnirJoni a
pensive Mahommeda'i0 His rKn' cTress 'pro
claimed him a mHile. His. melancholy eyes
eliq.wpd, Uiat he bad been depriyec of his
kingdom. "Pity moved heJrfjfiart,o((o
young lady the pair met, loved and were
L married. ; TM'iWeman-1 toe fil wire to
Calcutta, wiirq.'8be.-fwu muahcttrsazedAo
find herself driven to a wretched dwelling,
in which nHio ivai nf her husband
I were alreidy 1nstaH'ed,7Being a woman of
'England by,;trid r ftrr'whicS'-bticf rbtlht
her toindia. lHeri bhsbatfaffrfiM ut lo
.bp. 'JMqpwbjje'feTraitaaeliiaf o latguas
eamingsix, rupesc, abt, ?0 gojdj.a
mouth. One young woman at least hargot
over all silly notion about -the " romance of
Uha EaatV for the test of bcrJifei rM
,ii Us aw i x li nl TiMiiinfcluviuoJ
Our Kt,ol bebt-Vhd &j$$!$'lt
the Rothschilds. "
A; repW'rtnrei' thrbnglr' Washington
telcgramtiliat4BeT Kathschlidsiias Mbtsvib
offer a loan to am twyrnment to any
a nirsrposW-ayc'Aeart "bPthe
Botlisahilds js.bB pnnnrJtedl byJ B;dn
covery that tab GeHBftOj pftflliatSrWaro
contemplating n m'pi)rir prppoait.inn Now
we do not know whattrutlrthere may be in
this report." If'ayTn tmly-b h btilt bpe
ration on 'tlie-piirt' of1 thnse tbldiSlirgely
United State securities Wtbepirrpose' of
scnding.up the.pncesrin th matkstsiand if
cunsuier,iuat tne ltoiuscuuus wpuid no
RkcivU-y irsfe -kiiowif ' 'td I'aWa'rifcrian
great fiiftnan'l'eperatic' of' this1 crtj suci
would be a reasonable view ot ttweaaraetet
and object of tbu ttltgrniii. '.Still it is not
imnrobable that cither. JJm . RiithsJiii3or
te capitalists allutVitiio.jor Lotl,',nay,q
leuipiuiebii igrijn ianiimoyeent.-in
Revival of the Southern1 TraAVJ"""
I :At no periodf sindcrthh Sift has trie atoulh
ern trade with this port been so brisk ' ta) 4tt
the present timo, nasi all the regular steam
ers employed in this busipess, Resides, mfmy
sailing vesseia, uu iuji epuy)iuij.-U). Jl i:ij
rying the products'ot -Nbfthern" a?A, Sou
ern growth. The freight fof the Baltimore
lineof Btoamem' has" looreaied tolsuchrw fle-greo-aR
tojrequifft mors tonaagajfoi.jitatrapftl
portatioBvaBd an acjtiojial, typ,., wl,bg
placealon' the route next' week to relieve Jie
pressing wants of sliipperrftir'Bater 'aC3
commodation. ftuo extensive variety of
goods going erwai-d4BUanf fHy tti.'iilof
the Bouthorujpooploi ujeneral nnsoitmeAsitiS
bdusckeepiag articles iad titerdkfsnzviiai
large part; which I'aisi&iyngiMdr indm
of the returning prosperity! 'ofi tli leetioti
of our countQf. ..Wlj.good. crops Fell ,fe
quited rabbr''shd'f)e"aceTu1 times," the South
hf 'destiried'K) TliHy .equal f fbfm'ncbJeve3
mcnts in the p'odooasrf .-raatermtwoaltiijJ
Bolton Journal. .
rf-J-iA &9 to $vftoiiaM
InnWn,'Vt4n'-TtSdaf trf laifwlf
Miss Lee Gutny la twung ainflfyh tw'entyii
years ofi age-Tesldiiig''c Viftan'serbell!,
about six miles rn vtou;-wa- 9aelitP
7-W 7hfflu7ne.flBi fJW WW
hawk near the bontel'atwl ealled her'sJti 4rf
shoot it -ile..cama. iiarittklly' amll goeq hull
"iTaacpCKfio;,! vs,n, waep aiongj,!
tne uuiiei - t-.... pointing
tp the rear,.aud. keeping his finger,. an ,tlie
;in" tile BiriiCtfori: of.
the Wr?hlif'eyi's'6bing Intently nien!!lQpr4
hnlnrtlpt- - wni 'iminff
I.' r Tr .IT V. T! VI. T i i T 'rr
iiiiegun was aiscuargeo; me Duttet pssrn;
I.Jtitli. M. I.KI.-'VL-ij A lllL IzbZJl till.'
was 'watching Trmiv As she ltll'se''x''cWint-'1
cfb:? Oh, tot iil? ndipirtd, . Ws w
n-ii;o t v ...'!! f I ,.ilf V;W 13 intn 81 li
The' Tennessee PnbUcf debt Ketbtation.1
. .. . "i, M-.i.r j .r .-.Art.;-. J
i rrrvt tib state Senate agsvlsgsT iRe jnir ot
spring nouse v nprp iuwr MWJ1 tJ
conie chilled and torpid", t)ri being removed
tlier sobil,' Recover 'life-'and" taotiflrff 'This
, . .i : n..,i;n'ni. hn
.amount it may Ucsirsatt-totirer cent, in -liese
great CabiraH'sta,', will arav shortly..to
dintioa, : tus.'f '? )l-;f(! rov
NisnriLLE, October'TSn the Senate
to-day the following resolutions were unan
imously adopted: :1 !q'-"r ""'' -Ft
Besoleed, That' the people1'6r Tennessee '
will never signnKae their; restoration to the
control of public affairs by.-opunteoaaeing
in any manner a disregard. ,. of. jheii public .
. . ... -r.f -If 7r 4''(" i33
Besotted, That under strict rfitnjhchmenl
and rigid economy in all bthef :respecM'alrJ
available revenues and resoutflemf tb 8tbrVi
should be faithfully appropriatttlutt HyVCt
interest on our bonds, debt,. SttdtWc seturjf
of the principal at matuiity, for which' they:3
are in honor bound." ' -
" :.l".fl Tfif
A letter from Elko, Wejtg
ult, says : -- Mmh did lo kv9
.The mineral wealth eyadabaia
large item in the future.iria.ve seen ore from
;welTbrrdolterTjer io and & Uaitob
houghtjf. bj4nehaqirtiblvpnd.withiii tbl
preseht apnthftnew discOTerj.hasbeenndn,,
it MneTfjtHitl aboiit'dne" hundred, ihites1 '
BvtMhiiS, reportetf nrrvaT5chani
vWcbris teitfcta arM mttM aid fiwbrMB-oaW'
lea! of rich ore will find ftsavfo market,
rom the mines of Neasne1Wa,b5fco 3
the aggregate wealth pf the country.