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H'orrcsiondei:ee of the Charteston News.l
As the United States Arsenal was
situated at Faj'etteville, the first act
w.is the order that the militia should
he sent out. The Independent Com
p my (organized in 17U3) and the
Li Fayette Company were tlie two
organized companies of the town,
ami they marched to the Arsenal
April the 19th, 1S09. Col. Ander
son was in command, hut he heing
sick, the command devolved upon
Cui. De Lagnal, who, finding it use-
less to make any resistance, asKeu
permission to salute the flag, which
was granted, and he then turned
the Arsenal over to the forces. The
Arsenal was then garrisoned by the
Independent Company, and this
Company and the La Fayette Corn
wall v offered their services to Gov-
ernor V ance ami entered ror six
months. My husband and cousin
w re both members of the Independ
ent Company.
On the day the companies marched
away our work commenced. We
immediately organized our Soldiers"
Aid Association, determining, with
the help of God, that no soldier's
family should suffer. Our first act
was to write to Raleigh, N. C, for
a contract to make drawers and
shirts. The material was furnished
us and we cut the garments, giving
them to the soldiers' wives to make.
The Independent and LaFayette
Companies were sent on to Virgiuia
and took part in the memorable bat
tle of Bethel, which occurred June
10, 1801. Of course our town was
filled with mourning and lamenta
tions when the news of the battle
reached us, for so many from our
midst were there that we could not
ht lp thinking that a part of them
at least had fallen. Our mourning
was soon turned into joy, however,
its we heard that we had not lost a
single man from either of our com
panies. In a few days left my mother
for our summer home in Wytheville,
Va.. where I found plenty of work
to do, as Floyd's Brigade was quar
the town. The measles,
one of the evils of vamp life, broke
Ollt. JJirg. Atei.Qluaii,
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hie a woman as he was a great man,
and mvself rented rooms in the old
Ilallar House, and sent word to
Gen. Floyd that we were ready to
take charge of the sick. We had
thirty-two cases of measles from the
Patrick Company at one time. Af
ter his command left the building
was turned into a Wayside Hospital
and taken charge of by the ladies
of the town. As it was right on the
railroad troops were constantly pass
ing, and it was a haven of rest to
many a poor, weary soldier. When
ever we received telegrams saying
that troops were coming we were al
ways at the depot with lunch for
1 returned home with my mother
the 1st of October, and then it was
that our work for the soldiers com
menced in earnest. Every carpet
and curtain that was available was
turned in blankets, as we felt we
must make every effort to have ev
erything in readiness for the winter
campaign. We worked then with
willing" hands and light hearts.
With Lee and Jackson as our lead
ers how could we think of anything
but victory ? Everything seemed so
bright and hopeful. Our six months
troops returned home in November
flushed with hope and victory, but
they were soon in the field again.
My husband was first lieutenant in
a Randolph company.
The year of 1802 our hearts were
continually cheered with good news
from the army though now and then
some brave fellow from our midst
would fall in battle. In 1 803, how
and in that year one of the most
painful and harrowing deaths that
I ever saw occurred at the Wayside
Hospital in Wytheville. A Mr.
Gregory, of Georgia, having started
home sick became worse and stopped
there a few hours. Soon after he
reached the hospital he was taken
with lockjaw. The Rev. F. A. Good
wyn, of St. John's Episcopal Church,
my pastor, watched with me that
night. The unfortunate soldier was
perfectly conscious, and that made
it so much more painful for us to
see his great agony. Every now
and then Mr. Goodwin would repeat
passages from the Scriptures and
pray for him to try and comfort
him, and we could see from his
countenance that he understood all
that was said. Just as the morning
dawned his spirit took its flight and
he was freed from all pain and suf
fering. We closed his eyes and fold
ed his hands with an earnest pra vet-
to our Heavenly Father that his
sins might be blotted out and that
he might, be received in the army of
the Good Shepherd. We laid him
to rest in the cemetery in that place
and I wrote to his mother, giving
her an account of his last moments.
She seemed very grateful that loving
hands performed the last offices for
On the 17th day of July news
was received that a raiding party
was making its way towards Wythe
ville by what is called the Rig Sandv
Road, led by Lieut-Col. Powell. Thai
same evening mv sister's little bov
was so ill that she had just had him
baptized. Mi Goodwin had not left
the house more than a half hour
when one of the servants ran in and
said the Yankees were coming down
the hill. I had sprained my ankle
the day before and was not able to
leave my room. My mother was in
the room with ine, and my sister
brought all of her children and
mine in the room with us. There
was no gentleman in the house, and
the children seemed perfectly pa in -lyzed
with fear. To calm them my
sister said: "Dear children, we have
no one to look to but God; we will
seek his protection in prayer." Just
as we arose a servant came crying,
'They are firing into the othtr
room !"'
Just then a ball passed through
the room which we were in. Of
course we were terror-stricken. 1
seized a towel, pinned it to mv
crutch and put it out the window,
hoping to attract their attention. In
a few moments steps were heard on
the stairs. My sister opened the
door and said she would like to see
the commanding officer. 1 Ie stepped
forward and asked what she wanted.
'She said: "Sir, I ask your protec
tion. You see my helpless condition
my mother old and infirm, my
child in a dying condition and my
sister not able to walk. If your
men are hungry they will w ev
erything they need in the dining
room, or you can take all 'you want
out of the house. All we ask is a
shelter." He replied, with an oath,
"My orders are to level this house
to the ground. It has always been
the headquarters of all the Rebels'
By that time the house was filled
with his men. My sister turned
and said: "Chihlenfollow me," and
and she went down the stairs, my
mother following her and little ones
clinging to her. My nephew hand
ed me my crutches ud just as i
reached the door a man snatched
them from me, cursing all the time.
I would have fallen, but was caught
by one of the servants and she and
my nephew carried me down stairs.
As we got to the hat rack my moth
er reached out her hand to get her
bonnet and shawl. They were taken
from her.
In that short space of time they
had broken to pieces the elegant
parlor furniture, had it piled in the
passage as high as the wall, and it
was burning. As was carried by
I saw them in the parlor break
ing the mirrors and glasses. My
sister calmly walked out of the
house, without once looking back,
with her children following. My
mother had my little boy by the
hand: the others were clinging to
the nurse. When I rea?hed the
front door they put me down to
rest. An irish soldier picked me up
and started to take me to a house
across the street; but one of the
men said to him, ''We are going to
burn that too," so he caaried me
back of the Methodist Church. One
of the servants returned to see if she
could save anything, and she said
they made a fire on each bed. I
suppose they thought this necessary,
as the house was perfectly fire-proof.
They permitted her to take out one
small trunk with some of her own
clothes and a few of the children's
My sister's home was just as
lovely a spot as was ever seen. It
was elegantly furnished with every
thing that could addd to our com
fort and enjoyment. Fortunately
they did not find the wine cellar.
That .as in the basement at the
end of the passage, filled with choice
liquors and wines.
It was no light matter to be
turned out of doors at night with
eight little children and not a
change of clothing. Everything in
the world that we had was destroyed.
All of the buildings that my brother-in-law
used as quartermaster were
destroyed, and a good many more
buildings. There is no telling how
much damage they might have done,
hut the whistle of the train was
heard and some one told them we
were expecting troops. Lieut. Pow
ell was shot at out gate just as he
was coming out b7 a young boy.
Sly husband was wounded on the
Oth of May, 1804, at, the battle of
Wilderness, and was captured the
20! h. Not hearing from him I wrote
to my cousin, who was in the same
command. He said he was left with
the wounded and he had not heard
from him since. After he was cap
tured he wrote me a letter, giving it
to a man at Port Royal, Ya., to
mail, which lie did not do until the
hitter part of July. Just imagine
my terrible anxiety, not hearing
from him in all that time. Rut I
was compelled to control my feeling-;
as mv mother's health was failing
rapidly. Indeed she was never well
from the time we were turned out
of our house in the night. She
I lined so for her mountain home
that with her physician's advice I
started with her and my four chil
dren across the country in a car
riage. She died just ten days after
we reached my sifter's. Death, just
at that time, seemed a happy release
from all the cares and trouble of
which we were surrounded. My
griev- was so great that 1 eould not
shed a tear and it did not give way
until the latter part of the month,
when I rec ived a letter from my
hn-band. When I saw his hand
writing tears came to my relief.
Tourr-ja's DisomStura.
Judge Tourgee, it is well known,
is the editor of The Continent. As
such he wrote and printed in the
May number of that magazine his
true opiri-.uof Sir. Blaine. When
the campaign got hot, however.
Judge Tourgee took the stump for
Maine and at a joint discussion at
Dunkirk. New York, the other da-,
lie appeared before a large audience
and beg in to sound Blaine's praises.
Just then his Democratic adversary
pulled out Tourgee's editorial and
read it. It was too much for the
Judge and for the audience. The
latter cheered and applauded, but the
Judge retired in great co.ifu-ion to
the rear. The following is Tourgee's
terrible arrangement of Blaine which
his Democratic antagonist read to
the people:
"If the Republican party seeks to
commit Jiari kari, the quickest and
surest method for it to do so is by
the nomination of James G. Blaine
fur the Presidency, and the next
mo.-t speedjT and effective method is
to select some man whom he may
name as a figure-head of an admin
istration he shall in effect control.
His followers have answered
to the call with wonderful readiness,
considering their previous disap
pointments and the fact that if
even he were nominated, his ele
ction would be as hopeless an under
taking as an attempt to batter down
Gibraltar with green peas. His
disabilities as a candidate are radical
and incurable.
"In the first place, he is the in
carnation of all the reprehensible
elements of the Republican party.
He is a politician in the low sense
in which the term is used. To his
mind statesmanship is synonymous
with trickery. YThile this character
istic, gives him great strength with
the 'heelers' and 'strikers' who man
ipulate conventions, is a source of
incalculable weakness with the peo
ple, especially in a struggle so close
and doubtful as the present one. If
If he were nominated, a great part
of the liberal element of the party
(except such portions of it as the
Cornell faction of New York, whose
sole object is the defeat of President
Arthur) would swing over to the De
mocracy, should they happen to
make a fair selection for a candidate.
"fn the second place it should be
remembered that Mr. Blaine has
nothing of substantial strength in
his own record with which to rally
the disaffected or apathetic even of
his own party. He was one of the
few young men of his own party
who, at the very climax of his man
hood, while enjoying the most ro
bust physical health, was ab!e to re
sist the infectious glow of patriot
ism during the nation's great or
deal. During that time when even
the plough-handles burned the clod
hopper's hands so that he was per
force compelled to drop them and
catch up the musket, Mr. Blaine
resolutely withstood the temptation
to serve his country in the field,
resisted the example of so many of
his associates in the halls of Con
gress, and sedulously kept a soft
seat warm and filled his purse by
the opportunities which a period of
war always offers to men fr thrift,
coolness and sagacity.
"In the third place it should not
be forgotten that his legislative re
cord is of that questionable char
acter which is the hardest of all
things successfully to justify or to
defend. 'Not proven' is unquestion
ably the public verdict in regard to
the charges that have been made
against him. Further than that
no one can go. Even charity can
offer no more tenable hypothesis in
in regard to them. Such a record
is a poor bait to catch voters with,
especially at a time when so many
of the most sincere and reliable of
those of his own party are nauseated
at the alarming prevalence of dis
gusting political trickery.
"Fourthly, the man who clamors
for Mr. Blaine's nomination, even
in the face of assured defeat, should
not forget that the qualities of his
mind, even admitting the immacu
lateness of his intentions, are the
very ones best calculated to encour
age doubt and uncertainty in regard
to an administration controlled and
directed by him. As one of the
leading business men of this city, a
Republican of the most honorable
record, recently said of him: 'One
might as well attempt to calculate
the course of a sky-rocket That
he would do brilliant things there is
no room t.) doubt. His whole career
has been pyrotechnic in its charac
ter. His chief object seems to have'
been to produce astonishment in
the beholder. In this he has very
generally succeeded. Even tin sj who
were unable to perceive any reason
for the display have been compelled
to admit the brilliancy "Of Ufot'Oru
citions attending the climacteric.
The attack upon the rebel brigadiers
was even excelled in brilliancy by
the magnificent audacity displayed
before the Mulligan committee, and
the celebrated South American poli
cy was itself fairly put in the shade
by the series of veracious telegrams
from the bedside of the stricken
President. All these things, and
many other events of his life, are of
astounding brilliancy; but, fortun
ately, they are not the material out
of which the fabric of confidence is
woven. Under Mr. Blaine's control
the government would no doubt
have a policy, but it would be a pol
icy which no one coul I forecast, and
of which every one would ask,
'What next?' "
Representative Mitchell, of Con
necticut, is quoted as saying: ('
feel quite sure that Cleveland will
carry Connecticut. He will get a
Treat many Republican votes. The
Independent Republicans are well
organized and are doing effective
work. Their committee send out
about as many documents as either
the Republican or Democratic com
mittee, and they send them to those
why apply for them. There sire a
great many Republicans who in
tend to vote. for Cleveland, but they
say nothing about it. They are
quiet men, who so to the polls and
vote without making tiny fuss. I
know of a single block in New
Haven in which fourteen Republi
cans reside. Twelve of them are
against Blaine, and most 'olTnem
perhaps the whole twelve, will vote
for Cleveland, but they don't talk
any. The Independent Republicans
will vote for Cleveland but they will
support their party's candidate for
Governor. Hence Cleveland will run
ahead of our State ticket, but I
believe we will win on both tickets.
When Butler first declared him
self a candidate I was discouraged,"
continued Mr. Mitchell, "but I soon
got over that, Butler does not cut
much of a figure in our State. He
has played out." Mr. Mitchell was
in New York Wednesday, and he
said the Democrats there talk con
fidently of success.
Now watch for York's inconsist
encies and note how artfully he
Sufferers from the effects of quin
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fever, will appreciate Ayer's Ague
Cure, a powerful tonic bitter, com
posed wholly of vegetable substances,
without a particle of any noxious
drug. Its action is peculiar, prom pt,
and powerful, breaking up the chill,
curing the fever, and expelling the
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Address Of The Dem. Ex. Committee.
Headquarters National Demo
cratic Committee,
11 West 24th St.,
New York,
Sep. 22d, '84.
To the people of the United States:
The National Democratic Party
of the United" States has pledged it
self to purify the Administration of
Public Affairs from corruption; to
manage the Government with econ
omy; to enforce the execution of the
laws and to reduce taxation . to the
lowest limit consistent with just pro
tection to American labor and capi
tal, and with the preservation of
the faitli which the nation has pled
ged, to its creditors and pensioners.
The open record of the man, whom
it has named as its candidate for the
Presidency, has been accepted by
thousands of independent Republi
cans, in every State, as an absolute
guarantee that, if elected, all pledges
will be exactly fulfilled, and that,
under his administration, good gov
ernment will be assured.
To secure these good results all
good citizens must unite in defeat
ing the Republican candidate for
President. His history and politi
cal methods make it certain that his
administration would be stained by
gross abuses, by official misconduct
and wanton expenditure of the pub
lic money, and would be marked by
an increase of taxation which would
blight the honest industry of our
Against us, and against those
honorable Republicans who, for the
sake of good government, have made
common cause with us, notable com
binations have been made.
These are chiefly made up of four
Fir at. An army of office-holders
who, by choice or compulsion, are
now giving to Republican commit
tees, as parts of the campaign fund
of that party, moneys payed to such
officers out of the Treasury for ser
vices due the people of the United
Second. Organized bodies of men
who, having secured by corrupt
means the imposition of duties, which
are Jjr excess of all suras, needed for
thewmts of the Government' and
for the protection of American la
bor and capital, and having thus
gained enormous wealth, are willing
to pay largely to the Republican
campaign fu::d for the promise of
continuance and increase of such du
ties which constitute a system of
bounties to monopolies under the
false pretense of protection to A
meriean industeries.
Third. A host of unscrupulous
contractors and jobbers, who have
grown rich upon public plunder, and
are ready to pay tithes of what they
have acquired in order to avoid all
risk of being called to account for
the evil methods by which their
wealth has been gained.
Fourth. Corporations which, hav
ing appropriated the public lands by
the aid of corrupt agencies in the
Republican party, believe they will
be compelled to give up their ill got
ten gains if that party is driven from
power, and are, therefore, willing to
keep it in place by a percentage of
their unrighteous profits.
This committee has not troops of
office-holders at its command.
It will not agree to sell the future
legislation of Congress for monev
paid now into its party treasury.
It will not promise immunity to
It will not contract to uphold any
corrupt bargain, heretofore made by
the Republican party with any cor
poration, for all the wealth which
such corporation can offer.
It appeals to the people against
one and all these opponents, thus
banded together against the friends
of srood government. j
The number of all these oppon
ents is small, but their wealth is
great, and.it will be unscrupulously
used. An active and vigorous cam
paign must be made against them.
Their paid advocates must be met
and defeated in bebate upon the
platform and in discussion in the
newspapers. The organization of
all who are opposed to them must
be perfected in every State, city and
county in the land. Money is need
ed to' do this honest work. Your
committee, refusing to adopt the
methods by which the Republican
party fills its treasury, calls upon all
good citizens for the aid which it
It invites, and will welcome, con
tributions from every honest man
who is opposed to the election of
James G. Blaine as President. No
contribution will be accounted too
small. Wherever a bank, banker,
or postal money order office can be
found, the means exist for placing
at the disposal of the Treasurer of
this committee, individual, .or col
lective contributions in aid of the
great cause in which we are engaged
or, money may be remitted by
mail, to Charles J. Canda, Treasurer,
at No. 11 West 24th street, New
When victory is achieved over the
unscrupulous combination, which is
now endeavoring to thrust James
G. Blaine into the Presidential of
fice, the recoided list of such con
tributors will be a roll of honor, such
as no other party in this country
has ever possessed.
Our opponents cannot be saved
from disaster by forcing their un
willing candidate to speak to assem
blades of the Deople.
The man who wrote the Fisher
letters will never be the choice of
the people for the Presidency of the
United States.
Arthur P. Gorman,
Ch'm'ii Dem. Nat'l Ex. Com.
York's Union Blood.
Dr. York said here last Saturday
that he was opposed to the war, and
that he was a staunch Union man
throughout the struggle. He said
he sent his wife's relations to the
war, and he staid home to take care
of the poor boys when they were
sent back from the army. 'Twas a
rich man's war, he said, brought on
by "broken down, secesh Demo
crats," the same men who were now
trying to get control of the Gov
ernment. In reply Col. Morehead said such
assertions from such a source was
unworthy of notice, but as a com
plete answer to all such such stuff he
would read the following certificate:
WiLKEsnouo, N. C, Sept. 17,
r . K A J V. . . . 'MSA,.., .
Wilkes County. )
"We, the undersigned, certify that we
were members of Col. AV. F. Darber's
company of Confederate solders, and
were present at its organization, and
that Dr. Tyre l ork ran tor hrst lieuten
ant of said company, and in his speech
he said there had been false reports cir
culated against him; "that he was a
Lnion man or entertained union senti
ments; that such a report was false and
slanderous, and that if he knew he had
a drop of Union blood in him he would
open a vein himself and let it out" or
words to this effect.
Signed James Hickeksox,
(Iko. W. Jsalk,
P. Shaw.
Turning to Dr. York, he asked
him if he knew the men who signed
the certificate.
He answered, Yes.
" Are they reliable men?
No answer.
Are they truthful men?
No answer.
Does this certificate speak the
No answer.
A ns wei . Doctor does it speak the
No answer.
Tell these Guilford people, Doctor,
does it express the truth, or is it a
He answered at last, "it does not
express the truth1
All right, Doctor, said Col. More
head, I know the men who signed
this certificate to be honorable and
truthful men, and they shall know
your answer.
In his rejoinder Dr. York said
the men who signed that certificate
were "secesh Democrats," men he
had whipped for the last eighteen
years in Wilkes county, and that
the charges against his loyalty to
the Union was "as false as hell and
black as midnight." Patriot.
Cholera in Europe.
Up to now the cholera has slain
13,132 persons in Europe. This is
the work of the plague for a period
of less than four months. Nearly
one-half of these deaths occurred in
the Province of Naples, although the
pestilence first fell upon the Medi
terranean cities of France. Owing
to the great ignorance and super
stition of the people, and the accu
mulation of filth in the places where
they live, the disease appears to have
run its course in cities and villages
alike, and to have defied the labors
of the authorities. In tho last week
it has been found in three addition
al departments of France, and it is
now knocking at the gates of Paris.
The late venerable Dr. Closs, when
i i .....
on a witness stand a numoer oi
years ago, had occasion to use the
word "scalawag. 1 he judge stopped
him and asked him for a definition
of a scalawag. The doctor replied:
"A scalawag is a white man who
thinks that a negro is as good as he
is, and who is not mistaken in the
estimation he puts on himself. '
Webster nor Worcestor never gave
a better definition. Piedmont Press.
In the State of Maine, where Mr.
Blaine lives, the Governor appoints
the Magistrates by and with the ad
vice of the Executive Council. And
yet Maine is a Republican State.
Why should Norh Carolina Repub
licans and mongrels want to change
our present system of County Gov
ernment, when it is the system prac
ticed bv Republican Northern State?
and is fair and just to all good cit-
i . i l 'j. i
lzens, Dill does not suit uisiiouest
tricksters. Home-Vemoarat.
Governor Cleveland will not come
West. The West will go to Cleve
land. Kansas City Times.
Filing on the Agony.
The Republican organs which first
cried "forgery" when Mrs. Morrill's
letter to the Ohio State Committee
was published were ba filled by her
identification of her letter and her
reiteration of the charges she had
made. Here is new food for reflec
tion which is taken from the Spring
field (Mass.) Republican :
Mrs. Gov. Morrill's courageous
statement in regard to Mr. Blaine's
character and acts has produced a
profound sensation throughout the
country, and she is overwhelmed
with letters and telegrams asking if
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nie stiiieiiieiit m uicmtctt ntk
Herald is authentic. She gave the
following letter to a representative
of the Boston (IqIm, some of the
terms of which indicate a more in
timate knowledge of Mr. Blaine's
life than has been previously at
tribued to her.
To the Editor of the Globe
In reply to your inquiry as to tho
correctness of tjie report of my let
ter, as published in the New York
Herald, 1 will simply say that it is
correct in every respect. The knowl
edge of Mr. Blaine's wicked and vi
cious life, and of his treachery to
to those now dead, two pure and
honest statesmen like Pitt lessenden
and Mr. Morrill, prompted me to
make the reply I did.
Signed Charlotte II. Morrill.
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Joint Canvass.
Some of our Democratic papers
seem to have forgotten that the lack
of a joint canvass defeated Merri-
mon in 1872, that the heated, joint
canvass in 1870 elected Vance by
about fifteen thousand majority;
that the sudden breaking off of the
i'oint canvass between Jarvis and
3uxton cost Jarvis several thousand
votes, and that the want of a joint
canvass in 18S2 came near defeat
ing Bennett. Let the joint canvass
continue. Xeuberu Journal.
Yes, certainly, by all means let
the joint canvass continue. Let us
all beg Dr. York to otand up with
Gen. Scales before the people, and
say what he has to say. We are
willing to give Dr. York a guaran
tee that he shall not be hurt only
by Scales' exposure of his record
and general bad conduct. Home'
Vance at Newbcrn.
Fellow citizens! Victory is in
the air! The winds whistle it through
the pines in our forests. The streams
murmur it in their courses toward
the sen. The ocean roars victory.
The sparrows chirp it in the hedges,
and the eagle screams it in the air.
Everywhere are signs of victory and
North Carolina from the mountains
to the seaboard stands tiptoe in ex
pectancy of it, and God grant that
we may all see it ripen into the per
feet day. Tremendous applause,
cheering and musi&
m p
The Friends of Labor.
Mr. Blaine has two afternoon or
gans in this city the Mail and Ex
press and the Commercial Ad rertiser.
Both are in trouble with their print
ers, and both are paying "rat" wages.
The Tribune, the leading Blaine or
gan of the country, is being "boy
cotted" by laboring men because it
refuses to recognize the Printers'
Union, and the Philadelphia Press
another prominent Blaine organ is
known as a "rat" concern.
Caught again, Phelps, the man
Friday of Blaine, was at Blaine's
house when the letter to him was
written. Blaine never did anything
open and above board in his life.
"My Dear Phelps," and all the time
Phelps was at his elbow while he
was writing his varnished storr
If we want to keen srood and evil
i j
apart from each other in our acts,
we cannot be too careful to keep
them distinct in our thought, and
distinct thinking waits on precise
and honest wording.
An nttpmnt will be made durinjr
flip npvt session of the Lesislature
to get a new county carved from
r? - . . i -r i tit
Wake, Chatham and iiarnett. vv e
Vinnp thaf. an press will attend their
efforts, if the people who live within
the boundaries desire it. Durham
Ac an pvidpupp of thft severity of
the drought in Maryland and Vir
ginia a letter from a resident or
Northeast Virginia to friends in
Lenoir, states that water is selling
there at 25 cents per barrel.
Postmaster General Gresham has
entered upon his duties $is Secretary
of the Treasury to fill the vacancy
occasioned by the death of Judge
How many fall into sin which
they did not believe themselves ca
pable of committing! The Living

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