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THE WEEKLY SOUTHERNER.
TARBORO', NORTH CAROLINA.
The Government of thk Umtkd States,
13 ouli only govekxment, and in its
honor and gloky muct we find our?."
WM. A. HEARNE,
J1MARY 3, 1857.
'Another great anniversary day in the
world's history, is recorded in the book
of Time, and has passed into entemity.
Its social gatherings, re-unions, and
merry makings have given way to the
march of events, and the old year with
its season of rejoicing, have both become
things of the past.
Christmas, serving as it does to note
the distance wo have made down the
highway of life, admonishes us at its
annual return, that our pilgrimage oc
earth draws nearer the end, and we
Fhould be prepared to enter the gates of
the great city, else not having the pass
word, we find them closed against us.
The old year which has. just died,
was not without its cares and toils but
it brought to us also, its share of
pleasures and blessings. A year is
but a volume in the life of every one,
in which are noted events for our fu
ture guidance a chart from which we
may shape our course for the next.
Before- laying the book away on the
dusty Bhelf of memory, it is meet for
us to ponder well what is written there
in, that we may improve tho future,
by avoiding the errors of the past.
As we enter upon the duties of the
new year, we should feel duly thankful
to the giver of every good, for the bles
sings which the old one brought, and
humbly beseech Dim for strength to
bear the weighty burden coming time
may impose upon us.
We do not sit down amid our grief
and desolation, and desparingly fold
our hands because of ruined hopes aid
shattered fortunes. The seasons are
vouchsafed to us, we have sunshine and
rain, and the soil yields to the faithful
band of industry, a bounteous harvest
Thus does the prulent husbandman
pluck prosperity from seeming adversi
ty, and convert imaginary evil into real
Deprived of our political rights, in
a government we are required to sus
tain, we may sometimes despond, and
exaggerate the wrongs we havo to en
dure. But we should remember that
man has little control over his destiny,
and that his Ruler governs with wis
dom, and is for all time unchanging
The ills and sufferings of this peo
ple, are unquestionably the fruits ot
trangrcssion, and we should not mur
mur at punishments which all must
confess, are justly merited.
The South is not a selfrighteous
Pharisee, thank God she is not as the
wicked North, but sitting in her sack
cloth and ashes, she is made to feel and
say, "be merciful to me, a sinner."
For our part we see no real cause for
despondency, and we surely have noth
ing to gain by uttering useless com
plaints. We have little influence in
National affairs, and our duties are con
fined within the limits of our own
homesteads. We have no time to waste
in attempting to reason with folly, and
little to gain by agitating questions
over which we can exercise no control.
IJcnce, eschewing politics, as far as
possible, let us address ourselves to
the task of cultivating our lands, edu
cating our children, and providing for
the orphans of our deceased soldiers, and
the ameloration of the condition of our
As an agricultural people we are
not surpassed, and in this we possess
an element of strength, defying the
combined efforts of mankind.
On our plantations we find employ
ment for the negro, and we must
control him as a laborer or he be
comes a vagabond, our water power
is ample for the establishment of fac
tories fjr the manufacture of almost
every article required for our consump
tion. In these we find employment for
the thousands of little boys and girls
growing up in idleness.
Our people are as intelligent and re
fined as those of any other section of
country, cither North or South, our
young men are trained to agricultural
pursuit., and our young ladies have
generally been aducated to the duties
We have therefore only to husband
our mean, and go earnestly to work to
attain success. We shall then begin
to develop the resources of our country,
be able to construct rail roads, aid in
fcbort, make our State as prosperous, as
Ler people hiv.e always been virtuous
We notice jn the Wilmington Journ
al the proceedings of "an Agricultural
meeting in; New". Hanover County, and
we publish the preamble and resolutions
adopted, as deeply " interesting to our
Agricultural jYiends at the present time,
when the public generally, are much
exercised about contracts for the? ensu
ing year. It is highly important to
our success, that we adopt some organ
ized plan, to secure labor at fair prices,
and to encourage laborers to acquire
habits of morality and industry, there
by improving their condition, and the
general good. No part of the State
has more at stake on this question than
the county of Edgecombe and the
counties contiguous, and we would re
pectfully suggest the propriety of a
public meeting here, to compare opin
ions and adopt a course, " in the new
order of things," that will maintain
our acknowledged superiority in Agri
cultural improvement Much good can
be accomplished by intelligent uniformi
ty of action, and this uniformity can
not be attained without a comparison of
opinion and experience. No one can
doubt, that the success of the Edge
combe farmers is greatly attributable to
their laudable emolation among them
selves, each one endeavoring to im
prove up in the theory and practice ot
his neighbors; and we certainly need
the wisest counsel now, to adapt the
country, to the new state of labor we
are compelled to use. It is conceded,
that for this year at least, this county
has succeeded, in controlling and direct
ing its labor much better than any other
large section of the South, and our in
telligent farmers owe it to tho country
to improve upon their experience and
to give their fellow citizens the benefit
of that experience. Much more, good
can be accomplished therefore in our
estimation, by frequent farmers meet
ings, now, than was ever accomplished
by political meetings of former days.
We have no hope in political prosperi
ty, our salvation from utter ruin de
pends upon our success in Agriculture
and Manufacture :
TVheekas, It is now, in the opinion of
this meeting, of more importance than
ever before to establish nnd preserve in
good working order an Agricultural So
ciety in New Hanover County, whoss ob
jects shall be the improvement of the art
and science of the farming classes. And,
Whebeas, Thf question of labor, always
of creat moment, is now, under the new
order of things in the South, of more para
mount importance to the farmer than ever
before of more significance than ever be
fore to employer as well aj employee and
it is of more consequence than ever before
to the material prosperity of the South
that th present deranged and disorganized
system of labor of the Southern States
should be improved. Therefore,
Ecsohed, That this meeting hereby re
solves itself into an agricultural associa
tion to be called The New Hanover Agri
cultural Society," to be auxiliary to the
State Agricultural Society.
Retolved, That a committee of three be
appointed in each Captain's District in the
County to organize in their respective dis
tricts a Society subsidiary to this, and that
each of said Societies be requested to ap
point delegates to an adjourned meeting of
this Society to be held at this place on the
first Friday of April next, at 12 o'clock,
for the purpose of a more thorough organ
ization of a County Agricultural Society.
Resolved, That a committee of three be
appointed to prepare a suitable constitu
tion and by-laws, for the government of
Resolved, That the custom in all enlight
ened counties of requiring satisfactory tes
timonials of character and qualifications in
those seeking employment is wise, and it
is more necessary than ever before that it
should be incorporated in the labor system
of the South. Hence it is that this meeting
strongly recommends to the farmers of
New Hanover county not to employ, after
the year 18G7, any laborer who is unable
to furnish such evidence of good character,
Resolved, That we hereby sanction, and
will adopt, all fair, honorable, and expe
dient means for improving the mental,
moral, and spiritual condition of the la
boring classes, believing, as we do, that
such improvement will be alike just and
advantageous to employer and employee ;
and we reiterate our oft repeated intentions
to deal at all times fairly and justly with that
portion of the colored race who have been
recently freed under the government of
the United States.
Resolved, That we recommend uniform!
ty of prices in hiring labor, as alike ad
vantagcous to employer and employee, and
we recommend wages to be paid in kind or
in money. We express the opinion that
ten dollars per month by the year 6hould
Via u . . .
u. mo u.vciage compensation to prime
hands, and a proportionate price for infe
rior hands. Such wages in our opinion are
about equal in value to one-third of the
main products raised ; the laborer furnish
ing his own rations and clothing, while
receiving such third.
Resolved, That it is recommended to both
employer nnd employee to have a written
contract for labor except when emergencies
arise requiring labor hut a short time.
Direct Trade. . A
After many , disappointments and de-
lays, sufficient to almost destroy the
hopes of the warmest friends of the
fine, we are glad to announce the ar
rival of the fine Steamer Brazilian, at
the port of Norfolk and now being ra
pidly loaded with cargo direct for Liver-,
pool, if she has not already sailed. Ap
plication was made for a much larger
amount than she could carry, and so
flattering ure the prospects for the suc
cess of the line, that it has been deter
mined by the company to send another
Steamer by tbe end of January.
We sincerely trust that they will ad
here to this purpose, and " strike while
the iron is hot."
The great advantages, resulting to
us at the South, from direct trade with
Europe, are too apparent to need any
While politically sujected to the gal
ling despotism of the North, we may,
by energy and perseverance Lee our
selves in some measure from the com
mercial thraldom, t'aey would also im
pose, thereby greatly advancing the in
terests and prosperity cf our own sec
tion, at tbe expense of that most deep
ly venerated object of Yankee feelings,
It is the only manner in which we
can effectively touch them, and why
should we hesitate to employ a means.
that accords so well with our own in
terests as a people to return ia some
way, the many blows and contumelies
that are so lavishly bestowed upon us
With this Line in successful opera
tion, we sec no reason, why a great pro
portion of the products of this State,
Virginia and Tennessee should not at
last find their natural out let, which
most unquestionably is Norfolk. Pos
sessing equal harbor facilities with any
Northern city, it offers greater induce
ments from the fact that the expense of
reaching there from any of the above
section is so materially less. And above
all it is a Southern Port and that alone
should over balance all advantage on
the other side.
:' To Our Patrons.
The Southerner has now been more
than a month under its new manage
ment. When we purchased it, we assumed
none of the liabilities or interests of tbe
old firm, and the paper stands on an
entirely new career.
Th? subscription of quite a number
expired about the time the change was
made ; we have hitherto furnished all
the old subscribers whose year was out ;
but we shall be compelled to cease do
ing so, unless expressly notified to the
Those wishing the paper discontin
ued will favor U3 by returning tbe
Our expenses are heavy, and we
cannot afford to carry on our business
on such an extended credit system,
while we have to pay cash, and we
must insist that hereafter cash must be
paid for all transient anvcrtisemsnts
and Job work, before they can be exe
cuted. The most lihcral allowances will be
made for contracts during the year or
The Southerner is published in one
of the wealthiest and most intelligent
Counties in the State, going to the
fireside of nearly every family, besides
receiving a most liberal suppoit from
all the adjoining counties j thus afford
ing unequalled advantages to all adver
tisers. We feel thankful to those, who have
hitherto given us their patronage, and
in future shall endeavor to merit a con
tinuance of like favors.
Casualties in the Federal Army Dp
ring the War The records of the war
department show that at the close of the
war there were in the Federal army, in
the field, on the 80th day of April, 1865,
1,000,561 men actually in service, and an
enrollment of 2,245,063 men subject to
draft. This would make the total fight
ing force of the free states, between the
ages of eighteen and forty-five, and in
good physical health, and not including
foreigners not naturalizad, to be 3,245,
The sime records show that the tofal
casualties during the war were as fol
lows : .
Deaths from wounds, 96,080
Deaths from disease, 184,331
Honorably discharged, 174,045
Discharged for disability, 224 306
Dshonorubly discharged, 5 390
Resignations, 22 281
Alissii g, &., 7,02
When is it useless to try to borrow a
oook r When it is Lent.
We. have been furnished with, tbe
following correspondence in relation to
the contribution made by the Ladies of
TarboroV towards the "Stonewall
Cemetery." ; 1 -
V Tarboko', Nov. 12 h, 1866.
Col. Wm. Lkb Davidsop : Mrs. Gen'I
Lewis requested me sometime ago, to take
(he agency for the1 "Stonew&ll Cemetery,'
as you will remember you solicited her.
Mrs. Gen'I Lewis changed her residence.
I accepted, and. with the assistance of the
Ladies of Tarfaoro', gave two aeries of en
tertainments on the nights of Nov. 8tb
and 9kh, and succeeded very well, een
better than we anticipated, and am happy
to inform you realized about lhree hun
dred dollars. Will you please inform me
where and to whon the funds shall be
MRS. LOU. P. BURTON.
Charlotte, N. C, Dec. 22, 1863.
Mrs. Lou P. Burton Mil Dear Madam
I fear you will not know what to think of
my protracted silence. Very soon after
sending you a circular, I had to leave the
State on business; and as I had to go as
far as New Orleans, it was impossible for
me to return before this date. I arrived
home in this mornings train.
Your letters of the ith and 22nd, of
Nov. were both handed me by rcy brother
this morning. In bemtlf of the ladies of
Winchester, pleaaS receive , for yor.rstlf
and express to all wro were kind enough
to aid you in yctir efforts, to honor our
Martyred dead, their mo3t sincere thanks.
You have done nobly.
You can either express to me at this
place, or to Mrs. Phil. Williams, Win
chester, Ya. Very Respectfully,
M. LEE DAVIDSON.
From the Montgomery (Ala.) Mail.
The Supreme Court Stands Flna.
The Supreme Court stands Firm ! It
has decided in the last fow days, that the
test-oath as applicable to lawyers, is uucon
stitutiocpl. It bus also decided that mili
tary Commissions ai:d Court Martials,
whether in time of war or peace, have no
junsuiction over citizens m localities where
the civil Courts are open. The last deci
sion was made in the face of the argument
of General 13. F. Butler, of spoon notoriety,
who contended that such course were justi
fied by the spirit of the constitution, when
"the life of the nation" was at stake. The
members of the -Court who adhered to the
"life of the natiou" theory as an apology
tor auv tyiimuY.jiytul ypyresion, were
Chase (of course) Wayne, Swayne and
Now that the Supreme Court has deci
ded that the Conslition of the United
States is not a dead letter, but that it shall
be the law of the laud even when the "life
of the nation" is at Btuke, we may hope that
the rump Congress wia no longer consider
itself the jxarliiiment of the nation, in which
is concentrated all the powers of the Gov
eminent. It is to be hoped that the satel
lites of this body ot madmen and bigots, be
they informers or judges, will take warning
by the action of the Supreme Court and
conform their condsct to the letter of the
Constitution of the United States. Let
them remember that that Constitutions
guarantees free speech and a free press, and
that it defines treason to be bearing arms
against the United States, or aiding or ad
hering to their enemies, and that it gives to
the President of the United States the pow
er to pardon those guilty of treason. Let
them remember that the pardon of the
President wipes out the past and places the
recipient upon an equal footing with every
The decisions of the Supreme Court
come at a most opportune period. They
declare to Congress that the mad waves of
bigotry and malice will dash in vain against
the walls of the Judiciary; that the laws,
enacted in an hour of passion and in the
pride of power, must pass for review under
the eye of a Court which adheres to the
landmarks of the Constitution. They say
in effect "Thus far sl'.alt thou go and no
farther." They warn Congress that the
salvation of "the life of the nation" is no
justification for violence, nnd that the plea
of military contests finds ao support in the
Constitution. They say, in effect to the
people of the North tfcat the vote at the
polls shall not over-ride the guarantees
with which a written Coastitution has pro
tected the rights of minorities. They say
to the people of the South that the winter is
past, that spring time and the song of the
birds is come, and the voice of the turtle
(not the snapping turtle) is heard in the
land. In fine these decisions of the Su
preme Court throw around the people of
the South the , regis ot law. Henceforth
with the Supreme Court to pass upon the
laws of Congress, and with the President to
obey the mandamus of the Supreme
Court let the people of the South take
heart and no longer fear to do their duty.
T no il.n !.,., !., lt .. t ! ,1
our enemies in making new laws ! When
the new amendments becomes law, we have
no remedy against their execution. But
so long as Congress forces unconstitutional
laws upon us, we can look for protection to
the Supreme Court and the President.
An Ominous Prediction. The late
Lord Maculay, ia May, 1857, wrote a let
ter to H. L. Randall, of New York, in
which he expressed his earnest convicN
tions in relation to the future of the Uni
ted States, lie said :
It is quite plain that your Government
will never be able to restrain a distressed
and discontented majority. . For with you
the majority is the Government, and has
the rich, who are always a minority, ab
solutely at its mercy.
1 seriously apprehend that you will, in
some such season as I have described, do
thing which w.ll prevent prosperity
from returning ; that you will act like a
people who should in a year of scarcity
devour all the seed corn, and thus make
the next year a year of scarcity, but of
absolute famine. There will be, I fear,
spoliation. The spoliation will increase
the distress. The distress wiil produce
fresh spoliation. There is nothing to stop
Your Constitution is all sail and no an
chor. As I said before, when a sooiety
has entered on this downward progress,
either civilization or liberty must perish.
Either some Caesar or Napoleon will
seize the reins of Government with a
strong hand, or jour Republic will be as
fearfully plundered and Vid waste by bar
barians ia the twentieth century as the
Roman Empire, was in the fifth, with thi3
difference : That the Huns andVandals,
who-ravaged the Roman Empire, came
from without! and that' your Huns and
Vandals will have been engendered within
your own country by your own institu
tions. The Chicago Tribune proposes
Horace Greeley as the Democratic can
didate for the Presidency in 1868 on
the amnesty platform.
From the N. O. Picayune, 19th.
IMPORTANT FROM MEXICO.
Proclamation of Cue Empfror Kaxlmlllan.
O ' .L.
NATIONAL CONVENTION CON
Tbe Counter Procl&aiatica of Harsial Ba-
We have news from Mexico to the' 2d
and Vera Cruz the 6ih in-;t The new
feiture is the following proclamation of
the Emperor, issued on the 1st at Onza
ba, which has given matter quite a differ
ent aspect since oar last. After a confer
ence with the members of the cabinet
and the council of sUte, the Emperor is
sued the followmg proclamation, which
has caused great excitement everywhere :
"Mexicans : Circumstances ot great
magnitude, relating to the welfare of our
country, and which increase in strength
by our domestic difficulties, have pro
duced in our mind the conviction thit we
ought to reconsider the power confiled to
"Our council of ministers, by us con
voked, has gven as their opinion that the
welfare of Mexico still requires our press
ence at the head of affairs, and we have
considered it our duly to acccda lo their
request announcing at the same time our
intentio'i to convoke a national c mgress
on the most ample and liberal basi3,
where all political parties can participate,
and this congress shall decide whether j
the empire shall continue in future, and,
in case of assent, shall assist in framing
the fundamental laws to soDsolidate the
public institutions ot the country. To ob
tain this result, our councillors are at
present engaged iu devising the necessary
means and at the same time arrange mats
ters in such a manner that all parties may
assist in an arrangement on that basis.
In the meantime, Mexicans, counting
upon yon all, without excluding any p
litieal class, we shall continue the work
of regeneration with the courage and
constancy, having been placed in charge
of your countrymen. Maximillian.
O.iz iba, Dec 1. 1866.
The correspondent of the New York
Herald, in the City of Mexico, who coms
as a passenger by the Spanish male steam
er from Vera Cruz, states thaf, Bzaine
had issued an orler in which he disaps
proved of the Emperor's conduct, and in,
formed him that he was only kept in pow
er by French troops and Frencn money.
At any rate, this determination of Maxi
milian's can only produce discord with
B izine, as it peevents the hitter from
making any bargains with Maximillians
Mexican successor, and will tend toward
the formation of a party which, under the
guise of supporters of the Empire, will
grasp all the power and igacre the claims
of the French and Maxiuiilliam as soon
as convenient to them. The leaders of
that party are Miramor, Marques and Me
jia, and the first named has a number of
agents in this ci'y. and some ot the other
West Indian islands. His principle agent
in this ci;y, who, only a tew weki ago,
returned to Mexico, has been nrade a Col,
onel, and decorated with the order ot
A scheme is discussed in Pavis for
the erection of a monster hotel to conr
tain five thousand rooms.
The petition of six darkeys in Ala
barna was presented to Cougress, the
other day, asking the impeachment of
The New York Herald joins in the
demand for a reduction of the taxes,
declaring that they are " now double
or nearly donble what they ought
It is stated that a member of the
Tennessee Legislature who is not satis
fied with his pay has added a trifi to
his iucome by becoming a waiter in a
Bennett has abandoned the advocacy
of the policy of territorializing the
South. He now favors letting them
alore. It is a disgrace to the citv o
New York that so unprincipled a journ
al should be sustained there.
On Christmas eve, while the Mayor
of Kichmond was engaged in lecturing
a parcel of boys on the propriety of
firing pop-crakers in the street, a couple
of them attached a pack of the noisy
"red devils" to his coat tail and set
fire to them. Before His Honor could
extricate himself from tbe dilemma the
little rascals disappeared.
There are now 359 student at Wash
ington College, Lexington, who hail
in the number given, from the follow
ing States : Virginia 130, Tennessee
40, Kentucky 37, Texas 22, Louisiana
17, Alabama 14, Mississippi 12, Mary
land 9, North Carolina 7, Georgia 7,
West Virginia 6, Florida 5, Missouri
5, South Carolina 4, Arkansas 2, Dis
trict of Columbia 2,"New York 2, Kan
sas 1, California 1, New Jersey 1, Mas
sachusetts 1, Pennsylvania 1.
Economy. When a Spaniard eats a
peach or pear by the roadside, wherever
he is, digs a hole in the ground with his
foot, and covers the seed. Coneequen ly,
all over Spain, by the seasides and else
where, fruit in greai abundance tempts
the taste, and is ever free.
Let this practice be imiiated in our
own country, and the verv wonderer will
be blessed, and bless the hand that minis
tered to his joy. "We are bound to leave
the w rid as good, or better, than ' we
found it, and he is a selfish churl who
basks under tho shadow and eats the fruit
of trees which other hands have planted,
if he will not also phnt trees which shall
yield fruit to the coming generations.
41 Mother, where is the man going to
sleep ?" asked a girl, of fifteen, of her
mother, who had just promised a traveler
a night's rest in their out-of-the-way Jiut.
14 I'll have to put him in with jou,' and
Ja k, and Kate, and Sue, and Bet, I sup
pose," was the reply. 4 and H it is two
crowded, one ot you must turn in with
me, and dad, and Dick, and lommy, and
Tie Legislature. '
The Raleigh Sentinel n speaking, of
tbe important .matters which will come
before the Legislature at the adjourned
session remarks thut among the; first
subjects that will engage its attention,
or rather that of the Senate, for
both measures have passed their final
readings in the other branch, will be
the " Relief Bill" reported froin the
Committee ons that subject, . and the
very important bill introduced by Mr
Richardson, of Bladen, relative to ' ex
emptions from execution ; a bill, by the
wa? passage of which was much facili
tated by his own active efforts and those
of Mr. Allen, the excellent representa
tive frem the county of Brunswick.
Let not the Legislature be. deterred
by the threatening aspect of affairs from
the full performance of their proper
duty. While bad men are laboring,
with a fiendi&h spirit, to pull down and
degrade the State, let them do every
thing in their power to build it up.
Let tbcm devise and enact everything
feasible for the relief of the people and
the interests of North Carolina, and
leave after results and developmcntso
a higher Power.
Supreme Court. "
The late decision on the subject of
military tribunals having attracted unu
sual attention to this body, it will in
terest our readers to know, as many of
thern, owing to the events of the last
ew years, do not, of what Judges the
Court is composed The members are :
18C3 S. P. Chaise. Ohio. Chief Jus-
1835 James M. Wayne, Georgia.
1845 Samuel Nelson, New York.
1846 Robert C. Grier, Pennsylvania.
1858 Nathan Clifoid. Maine.
1862 Noah M. Swayne, Ohio.
1862 David Davis, Illinois.
1862 Samuel F. Miller, Iowa.
1863 Stephen J. Field. California.
Of these the first and four last were
appointed by Mr. Lincoln, and eight of
the nine are Northern men.
District Agricultural Fair. The
cominittc-3 app inted at thelast ineti ig of
the CravenTounty Acrncurural and Y ice
growing Association to m ike arrange
merits for an Agricultural Fair during tLe
nex. Full, will l.o d a- a-ijjurned meeting
is evcnsriir at the uioton House. lt.e
purpose is to embrace in this exhibition
all t"ic anj )ining counties including E Jg?
combe, v llson, Wayne, Greene, L noir,
Jone3, Onslow, Carteret, Pitt, Beaufort,
Iiyde, and such others as may be lmduced
to j iu the movement.
'the old I air grounds have been sei
cured, ai.d the commiUe s are vigorously
at work in eiiccting an crgmization and
ihe co-operation of the plaaters and farm
ers of a 'jacent cuntiis.
Thecounties embraced it thismovemnt
are the richest and most productivein th
State or perhaps in the South, taking their
aggregate varied crops into the amount
It is late in the day to talk of the ben--fits
to be derived from these agricultural
fairs .Nor netd we remind the people of
Newborn of the pecuniary benefits to ac
crue to them. It is suuv ient to allude to
hem, and to sujrgast that consid-rab'e
effort will be required of us all in this city
to m ike the proposed exhibition worthy
of city and State. We will recur to the
subject again. Xewbern C ' -mmercial.
Reduction of Fuieght. Col. Tate, the
energetic President of the W. N. C. Rail
Read, has effected an arragement with
the N. C. Road, to reduce the freight on
corn from 23 to 12 cents p r bushel fiom
Salisbury to Charlotte. Sentinel.
A celebrated Freuch preacher, in a
fermon upon the duty of wiv s. sail : "I
see in this congTegaliou a woman who has
been guilty of the sin of disobedience to
her husband, and in order to point her
ut, I wi 1 fling my breviary at her head."
He lifted his book and every female head
Apnoicimcsts for Roauo!i2 Distrkt, If. C.
Warren, at Warrenton, Dae. 29 & 30
WiIsod, Jan'v, 5 & 6
Tarboro', at Tarboro', " ' 12 & 13
Roanoke, at Ebenezer, " 19&20
Wil iamston, at Williamston, " 26 &, 27
Pl3mouh, at Plymouth, Feb'y 2 & 3
Washington, at Washington, 44 9 & 10
Bath, at" Woodstock, 44 16 & 17
Swan Quarterr, 44 23 & 24
Hatferas, at Hattera.-, . March 2 & 2
The District Stewards meeting will be
held at ti e Church in Tarboro', on Satur
day the 12rh July. The Stewards are
Messrs. II. Palmer, E. A. Thorn, Marcus
Batile, R. E. VVhethersbee, Chas. Latham,
John Authur, Jas Clark and Dr. S. A.
Long I do not know who are the Stew
ards for Wilson and Hattera It is im
poriant that ail should be present.
As the return from the Annual Confer
ence thus far indicate that the "plan for
introduction of Lay Representation," pro
posed by the late General Conference,
will soon be officially announced as the
law of the Church the district Stewards in
anticipation of such announcement will
elect four Delegates to our next Annuil
Conference, in conformity with the pro
visions or said 1 iw.
My Post Office, for the present, is Tar
boro', N. C. M. S. Moran, P. E.
Turpentine Land and Still for Rent.
rel Still and Fixtures, all in running
order. For further particulars, apply to
ivlill'H & IvEliCllKER,
-vnVilmington, N. C.,
ja 3, 1867. 6-3t
I G II T Y FIRST CLASS KEN-
tucky Mules, all young, (Broke and
unbroke,) will arrive in the North Carolina
Market, about tbe First Week in January.
For further particulars, we ref$r you to
Wm. H. Smith, Scotlmd Neck.
VAN ARSDELL &.TRUMBO.
, New AdYrtisesienlSt
For Sate. 7 '
BIVE OR SIX ACRES OF LAND
lying on Hendrick's Creek commenc
ing from the bridge. HUGH MACNAIK.
jan. 3. ; - 5.t
Lost or Stolen.
A LARGE TRAVELING BLANKET.
RED and CROWN STIPES ACROSS.
A suitable reward will be given to tbe find
er or the thief and no questions asked if
returned. HUGH MACNAIR.
ja. 3, 1867. 5gt
TO EMPLOY A YOUNG MAN TO
Teach in a private family. He must
come well recommended, and able to in
struct in all the elementary English
A disabled Confederate soldier preferred.
Apply to J. B GRIFFIN,
ja 3, 1867. 6tf ?
J6g?" Raleigh Sentinel copy 6 times and
send bill to this office. '
? r- BOLSOJI. W. P. MOORE.
B0LS0M & M00RE,
BRICKMASONS IAND PLASTERERS.
WOULD RESPECTFULLY INFORM
the citizens of Tarboro' and adja
cent counties, that they are prepared to
execute all work in their line with neat
ness and dispatch. All orders promptly,
attended to, and satisfaction guaranteed,
jan 3, 18G7. 5-tf
Uorsss for Sale.
ALWAYS ON HAND, YORK STATE
and Vermont Bred Horses :
which I wi1! sell reasonably.
15 Head expected to arrive on the 44 El
Ci l," Friday the 21st!.
All orders for Horses promptly attend,
ed to, and All Horses sold are warranted
Goldshoro', Dec. 20. jan 3, 5-lw.
AGEATS wanted for
THE LIFE. LETTERS, SPEECHES. &C
lion. ALEXANDER II. STEPHENS,
BY HEN3Y CLEVELAND, FSQ.,
Late Editor of the Augusta (Ga.,) Consti
tutionalist. " '
glEND FOR CIRCULARS AND SEE
lk!J our terms, and a full description of tho
NATIONAL PUBLISHING CO.
Corner 7th and Main Streets,
ja. 3. 5-lm . Richmond, Va.
. COTTON CULTUUE,
Rhodes Standard Manure.
NTRODUCEI) INTO THE COTTON
States in 185G. Has been fully en
dorsed by State Agrici Rural Societies of
South Carolina, Georgia aud Alabama.
Besides Leading Agricultural Chemists
in America, Rewarded Medal at the Inter
national Agricultural Exhibition held at
Hamburg, 1803, used nnd approved by
tbe most successful Cotton Planters and
preferred to Peruvian Guano.
Circulars containing particulars on a p
plicatiou to B. M Rhodes .j- Co., 82 South
G. II. BROWN'S; CO.,
Washington, N. C.
Planters supplied by River, or Rail as
most convenient. i ja 3, 1SG7. 5-6m
TnE UNDERSIGNED having been ap
pointed Agent for the sale of the
PATAPSCO GUANO, in the county of
E Ig combe, respectfully solicits the pat
ronage of the farmers genera'ly.
As a phosphitic guano it equals any
that has ever been used in th'S County,
having been used last year with the high
est sat'sfacti-m by all who tried if. Being
well acquainted wit' tbe gentleaieo who
prepared it, and knowing them to be pos
sessed of integrity and character, I have
no hesitation in giving the assurance that
ir. will continue to ba furnished without
!n no instance where thePatapsoo has
been tested has it yielded less than 100
per cent., and many instances from 133 to
150 per cent. Arrangements havo been,
made to supply the demand at all stations
on the W. &,. W. R. R. and landings ou
Tar riv r
Thef llowing gentlemen can be referred
to: R R Bndgers, J. L. Home. J. W.
Johnston, B B Barron, A J. M. Whiter
lead, W. IL Knight and J. L Bridgers,
representing every section of the county.
tor lurther information apply to
N. M. LAWRENCE,
jan. 3, No. 5 3m. Tarboro', N. C.
20 Tons Peruvian Guano.
. () Tons Phosphate of Lime.
2jO Sacks Liverpool Salt.
2.1 0 Bushells Turk's Island Salt.
I OO Casks Rock Lime.
JOHN MYERS & SON.
Washington, N. C. Dec. 6. 2rar-
IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALL PER
sons White or Black, are forbidden to
trespass on my landed estate, by hunting
either day or night, with Dog or Gun. All
dog3 canght there without owners, wiUJbec
shot. . MRS. S. E. FOX HALL,
' per E. D. FOXHALL, Agent.
dec.' 20, 1860. . 4 4t
Cheap Cish Store.
and is receiving weekly New. Ootids
of Ihe latest Styles-r-Dry Goods, Groceries,.
Hardware, Crockery, Boots and Shoes,
Yankee Notions and many other small;
wares. I have engaged tho services of R.
T. HOSKIXS, who will be glad to see his
friends and all other Cash purchasers , of
Goods, and will charge nothing for. show
ing goods. My motto 43 small profits and
quick sale." Call and see the stock."
Store, Opposite the Edgecombe House.
Tarboro', . C, Dec 20. " 4 3t