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Certainly its advertising columns are interests ing. Its advertisers are not only its patrons but its contributors also. They are among the most trustworthy and obliging business men in North Carolina, and they write about very rueful and verv practical subjects. They tell the truth; they do their business with gene rous honesty; ana iney aavercise. vji course, therefore, they are prosperous. Their adver tisements are classified, and following is an alphabetical index to them : Artist Eugene L.. Harris, 3d p. 5th col. Books and Stationery -thhwwt nmnhw. 3d p. 5J,h COl. ClOAKS S. M. Richardson, 4th p. 4th col. Commission Merchant, New Vork C. E. Smith, 4th p., 6th col. Confections and Restaurant M. J. Moseley, 3d p. 6th col. D RXTGGISTS-- Bobbitt & Garrett's, 3d p. 6th col. Pescud, Lee & Co., 3d p. 6th col. Williams & Huywood, 3d p. 6th col. ry Goods Job. P. Gulley, 3d p. 5th col. W. H. & R. S. Tucker & Co., 3d p. 5th col. HdCational Bingham School, 3d p. 5th col. Charlotte Female Institute, 3d p. 5th col. Flour Tate & TrolLnger, 4th p. 4th and 5th ol. Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods R. B. Andrews & Co., 4th p. 3d col. Berwanger Bros., 4th p. 4th and 5th cols. Grain and Feed Jones & Powell, 4th p. 6th col. Grocers & Commission Merchants Andrews & Ferrall, 3d p., 4th col. Latta & Myatt, 4th p. 3d col. M. T. Leach & Co., 4th p. 6th col. Norris, Marcom & Griffin, 4th p. 6th col. Norris, Wyatt & Taylor, 4th p. 6th col. Partin & Crowder, 4th p. 6th col. Rand & Barbee, 4th p. 6th col. J. F. Redford, 4th p. 4th col. Hardware J. C. Brewster & Co., 4th p. 5th col. T. H. Briggs & Sons. 4th p. 5th col. House-Furnishing Goods Fred. A. Watson, 4th p. 3d col. Insurance North Carolina Home Co., 4th p. 4th col. Lawyers Peele &Maynard, 4th p. 5th col. Loans S. D. Tussey, 3d p. 5th col. LU3KF.II A. F. Page & Sons, 4th p. 4th col. XEA.jLj Ksxaxe Tate & Trolinger, 4th p. 4th col. J. T. Pool, 3d p. 4th col. Tobacco Blackwell Durham Tobacco Co., 4th p. 4th and 5th cols. Wants Position as Clerk, 3d p. 5th col. RALEIGH, N. C. NOVEMBER 24. OUR SPIRITUAL STRONGHOLD. This season of religious assemblies in the State calls to mind the peculiarly reve rential position that the churches have al ways held and happily still hold in North Carolina. Fifty years ago such an asser tion would have been superfluous, or at least trite ; but to-day is it very significant. All Protestant churches have within this generation constantly gained in member hip and in wealth, but in many parts of Christendom they have undeniably lost something of their spiritual power, or at least something of that universal reverence In which they were formerly held. Both in England and in the Northern and West ern States, while the churches have con stantly kept pace with the increase of population and the changes in living and in thinking, the voice of the skeptic has become louder, and ecclesiastical organi zations have suffered more or less from "liberalism'" and from that tendency which always shows itself when spirituality be gins to decay, to become rather social than religious organizations. But it has not been so in North Caroli na. When we had no railroads and no cities there were itinerant old Methodist heroes that we ought to remember and to honor forever, who carried the gospel through rain or sunshine to small congre gations far apart, and preached with the power of God ratherthan with the learn ing of men ; when there were no churches strong in numbers, there were many of that vigorous generation of Baptist preach ers, who often walked from church to church to arouse that zeal by which our generation has made so powerful a church, and to save men's souls at all hazards ; lng before our sturdy Scotch had lost fresh memory of their native dialect, there were men among them, brave in holiness, who did honor to the stern creed of John Knox ; even when the infant colony first began to feel the possibility of becoming a nation, the Episcopal clergy compelled a universal popular reverence that the Mother Church in England had already begun to lose ; when in the early history of the State we were intolerant to many things the majority called heresy, the Ro mish church compelled respect and rever ence in North Carolina ; so, too, from the beginning, the other churches, such for in stance, as the Lutheran, which won or sent followers among our people, never heard a scoiler m our borders. And as it was in the good old times, so also is it now. This is cause for thanksgiving and con gratulation. The good men of all the churches who lived and labored for us Atkinson, Wingate, and Reid, and hundreds more of blessed memory died with the same universal love of the people that the generations of preachers before them found an earthly solace for their manifold trials ; and the preachers to-day hold and use wisely the same spiritual power in our society that their heroic pre decessors held and used. We have, and have always had, as all other people have had, many irreligious men, but they have always given the churches the utmost res pect and reverence, and the churches have always held their power over the hearts and lives of the people power over the people's thought and action likewise ; for the minutes of the Synods, the Conven tions and the Conferences these fifty years constitute the most significant and impor tant part of the history of our people. Our churches are yet the same powerful agencies in our upbuilding that they have always been yea, even greater ; and the the man who wisely reads the sijjns of the times in other lands and in our own will thank God for the spiritual vior which fills and inspires the general assemblies of all our ecclesiastical bodies. "We still have preachers of the ood old kind. The same spiritual forces that have made us what we are yet work for our uplifting, and the vigor of our churches is cause for sincere thankfulness. Rapid progress as we may make, we still have need to save our souls, and it is a blessed thing to re member that as our population increases, as our aims become larger and as our liveg become busier, the altar and the hearth stone continue to be synonymous, that the scoffer is not heard in the land and that even unbelief pays the profoundest rever ence to faith. TRUST TIIE PEOPLE. At the meeting of the stockholders of the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad, in Wilmington this week, the projected branch road from Wilson to Florence was discussed; and the stockholders adopted the following : In view of the evils which have grown out of tne legislation or some of the States, whereby the stockholders have been practically de prived of the management of their own roads, and of the dangerous agitation of the same siihiect in Tort h f'arnlinn Tect of constructing arancli"ToaT fromTThe Wilmington and Y eldon Road in the direction of Florence, South Carolina, be for the present postponed. The Chronicle cannot refrain from A A A m . m expressing regret at tins resolution a re gret which it believes the people in gen eral will share, and which it knows the people along the projected road will share sincerely. The conviction is irresistible, too, that such action is unfortunate for the ranroaa ior an ine ranroaus, in lact as well as for the people. Of course the plain English of this res olution (and The Chronicle always pre fers to talk plain English) is this : The railroad men say that there is a "danger ous agitation" of the subject of a railroad commission in North Carolina, and take it for granted that a railroad commission would "practically deprive the stockholders of the management of their own railroad." If this supposition be true, a railroad com mission would, of course, be a misfortune, indeed an oppression. But is it not some what rash to take it for granted that such a supposition is true ? Look at the question in this way : Rail roads, like other corporations or like indi viduals, when they have the public in their own hands, use the public when necessary to defend themselves uncharitably, to say the least. For instance, if local freight charges on a given quantity of merchan dise for twenty-five miles are more than through freight charges over the same line of road for 1,000 miles this is an abuse of power, even if it be true that it is neces sary for the railroads to "defend" them selves in this way. Such tricks as this have been played time and again by nearly all the important railroads in the State ; and such tricks as these are precisely what has caused the "dangerous agitation." A railroad cdmmission wThich shoulcfpre'vent such actions would be a service to the peo pie provided it prevented them in such way as to do the railroads full justice and it would at the same time be an advantage to the railroads. But if a commission should really deprive the stockholders of the management of their roads, it wrould be unjust. Such, of course, is the plain common- sense of the situation. And this implies no hostility at all between the people and the railroads, and the moment any hostil ity begins is a bad moment for both. The stockholders of the Wilmington and Wel don Road have made the mistake to take such hostility for granted. They seem afraid to trust the people, afraid at least to trust the Legislature, and they announce the postponement of an important rail road project because of this distrust. This state of affairs is infinitely worse than if we had a commission, or than if it were sure that we should never have one. When the railroad managers, or anbody else in North Carolina, are afraid to trust the people, that is a bad day for us all. And The Chronicle cannot help expressing the fear that such expressions of distrust will in turn cause the people to become distrustful of the railroad managers. We believe that we express the desires of the people of all sensible people surely when we say that they regret that such a declaration of distrust has been made. We know also that we express the desire of all sensible men when we say that they regret that any such project should be postponed for any such reason. What have the people done that the Wil mington and Weldon Railroad should dis trust them ? The best way to make a man or the people trustworthy is to trust them. If the managers of this road will build the Wilson and Florence short-cut, The Chronicle feels at liberty to say that the people of North Carolina have too much good sense, and too much good judgment, to "take the management" rmr. rt tv,;. hands; but if they continue to declare dis o v w V VllVli trust of the people, the people in turn may be provoked to do the very thing the railroads fear. If it be proper for U3 to have a commis sion, the commission must not be an op pression ; and for the railroads to take it for granted that it will be an oppression is the best possible way to make it so. What we all want is more railroads, and a proper management of them all. What nobody wants is a continuation of the ding-dong about "unjust discriminations" on the one hand, and about " dangerous agitation " on the other. Meanwhile is it a fact that the people cannot be trusted by a railroad company which has done so much for North Carolina as the Wilmington and Weldon company? The Chronicle thinks not. The best way to maintain peace is never to begin war. The men who have built railroads in North Carolina deserve the ,'gratitude of the peonle. and they will always have their gratitude; but it is at least graceful to trust the people. THE STATE CHRONICLE, SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 24, DEFINITE LOCAL EFFORT. It is with peculiar pleasure that we pub ish in this week's issue a letter from Sti Joseph, Missouri, sing in detail one ol method by which the West has secured good immigrant?. The usual notion about the rapid growth of the Western States ii simply that they grew because they could not help growing. True, after the tide ol money and of immigrants set westward, every part of that M otion received benefit?. and many cities, and even States, beean,e more densely populated without an especial effort; but systematic and continuous efforts were made, and are now made, to develop the country, and the most thrifty sections of the West have become thrifty because they made especial efforts to become so. We have now reached the period in our his tory when we can learn good lessons from the experience of Kansas and Missouri. It is with even greater pleasure that we publish in this issue the report of the for mation of an "Improvement Association" at Cary, which has no other purpose than the purpose of the St. Joseph Immigration Society. To hope to attract capital or de sirable men without organized eflbrt is vain. Bless us, we are no richer in re sources to-'lay than we have alwa3'S been: and we seem to be entering an era of greater industrial prosperity only becausei,Qgg Prices, cities and i86sntTieie'sf that lYgood indeed. ' In the most prosperous, as a rule, are those that have had the greatest public spirit ; and so it is also, and so it will always be, in the South. We congratulate the people of Cary, and beg leave to commend their example to other towns. ,bs DEAD HERE TOO. In the general expression of joy at the downfall of Mahone, we have all been eager to consider the bearing of the elec tion in Virginia on National politics, but little has been said about its bearing on pol itics in North Carolina. Yet it will un doubtedly have an effect here, and the ef fect it will have will be that our little Ma hones will hardly be heard of again. It was the success of " Liberalism " in Vir ginia that suggested to Mr. EaiORY Speer "Liberalism " in Georgia, to Gen. Chal mers " Liberalism " in Mississippi, to Col. Cash " Liberalism " in South Carolina, and to our own brave little bosses ' Liber alism " in North Carolina. Since, therefore, "Liberalism" turned out to be not merely Republicanism (from which in the beginning it was a difference without a very clear distinction) but now also a peculiarly virulent form of Repub licanism which produces nothing more than strife between the races, we may pre dict with some confidence that it will hard ly be heard of here again. We are not quite ready for Danville riots and the like, which is equivalent to saying that we prefer the frank old scram ble for the spoils an openly shameless Republicanism, Col. Young and "reform" to the mimicry of Mahone. Our little " Liberals," too, are dead. Tar-Ifceel Ilomaucex. - $ - From the Clayton Jlud. There lives in Bulah township, this county, a substantial farmer, who is 72 years old. This old gentleman's life has been quite romantic. While a young man he addressed a young lady who discarded him. He afterwards addressed and married another lady, so did the lady he first ad dressed marry another gentleman. In a few years our hero and heroine were both single again. The widower again addressed his 4 first loved," and was again discarded, but in a tew months he married him a second wife, and at the same time our widow took unto herself a second husband. Not many years had elapsed however, belore our hero was a widower the second time and the second husband of his "first loved" having died, they were both free again. The old gentleman's heart again beat with the undy ing passion of his youthful days, and al though twice before rejected, he again off ered his heart. After listening to his plead ings, she put her hand in his with joy, be fore unknown to the old gentleman, he took her in his arms and pressed her to his bosom, feeling that at last, God had given him his own. They are now married, and are living apparently happy in each other's love. Swansboro Items in yew Berne Journal. One young couple got their license over three weeks ago to "git spliced," but con cluded to wait awhile longer and now Mr. O wants to know how long it will take for a marriage license to get out of date; says he will sell out at half price if they get out of date inside of a year. If any one wants to invest, they can get married cheap, as the gent bought them before they "riz." From the Ashboro Courier. Last week the CourUrr noted the fact that Wm. Morris of Montgomery county had caught 28 'possums in five nights, which we thought took the "rag off the bush,' but a man near Smithfield, in Johnston county caught 47 in two nights says the Herald. And here comes the Rocky Mt. Reporter which says that a man in Nash county caught C5 in one night. Next. Let's Have no More of It. From the Scotland yeck Commonwealth. A correspondent to the Chronicle in speaking of the Weldon fair says: "With in and without the fair grounds are in numerable gambling booths, and there has already been felt the work of pick-pockets". Alas, 'tis true. Numbers of men from this community were robbed of their money, both by the apparently fair games and pick pockets. Certainly it will Pardon You. From the Dollar Weekly. Will our esteemed contempory pardon us for asking if it favors at once and for ever a repeal of the tax on tobacco and cigars? Our Baby. For the Chronicle. It was only a baby who died to-day. (inly a baby has passed away, Leaving Its hearth and home for aye. "Only," thoy whispered, but did they know Aught of the silent killing woe That surged thro' the mother's heart ? Ah, no ! Only a baby, whose small white hands. Will never be raised to her who stands Bowed by her Master's stern commands. Only a baby, whose little feet. Will never on earth make music street; They've wandered away to a golden street. It has sought a calm and beautiful rest, Leaving its tender and cozy nest, For a place less warm than a mother's breast. Only a baby, tiny and fair, With the golden glint on its yellow hair Sleeping so calmly and peacefully there. Only a baby, but she who pressed The wee cold form to her aching breast, Knoweth the meaning of these words best. CIIROMCLE tmTlfcMN Our esteemed religious contemporary. The Christen Sun, will, in January, attain the age of forty years. lt tirst editor w as the Rev. I. W. Kt-rr. The Chronicle is sure that it affords Mr. Isaac J. Young, the great civil service reformer of North Carolina, much pict ure to meet Mr. Dorman B. Eaton of Con necticut, the very father of civil service reform, who wa in the city yesterday. Loath as The Cniv.Niei.E is to lllee o evil a thine as penuriouness of the lover in the land it cannot withoM the remark that since a license to be married costs so much as the number of weddings has perceptibly decreased What a cruel Legis lature so to hinder the happiness of the poor ! recruiting office of the L. S. Army has this week been opened at Charlotte and any of our fellow citizens who faDcy the livery and the living of Uncle Samuel may secure free transportation to the West and a pretty rouh time of it after they go there. The candidate for a hard time has few such ex cellent opportunities. The Methodists all over the State, so the news comes, are showing their appre ciation of the enterprise of the Statesville Landmark, which during the session of Tui Supply all W Wants. t iiurriu fact, the probability h, that he will be elected. Mr. Cox is san guine, and has an enthusiastic following. Mr. Randall's chances, it is believed this week, are not as great as they have hith erto seemed to be. The election of Mr. Skinner in the First District is not a surprise, but it is a great gratification. The Chronicle predicts that he will be a useful Congressman, and one of whom not only his own people, but the people of the whole State as well, will be proud. Surely, there is no more excel lent gentleman or sterling Democrat than he on the roll of the House. Blanket-sheet journalism is obsolescent. Condensed and pithy journalism is what the people read and is what The Chron icle believes in. But after all, your old blanket-sheet has advantages. For in stance, if The Chronicle were four times as big as it is, it could satisfy its conscience by publishing the whole of Mr. J. N. Staple-".- peech, delivered at Rich mond last w-ek. Even to read it stirs a man like a tiumpet. Mr. Wharton J. Greeu went to Boston this week accompanied by Miss Greon. Next week he will return to Washington and be in his seat when the roll of the House is first called. Mr. Green expressed sur prise to The Chronicle at the report that three of the Congressmen from N. C, will vote for Mr. Randall. He is in favor of the election of Mr. S. S Cox. and believes that he is destined 10 add yet another S. to his name. How is this Speaker "Sun-Set" S. S. Cox Whatever befall, we shall have no need next year to reckon dates incorrectly, to be ritl of old jokes, or to be deprived of in structions when to plant turnips, for before the present year has even thought of djing, those g-X)d old hour-glass and scythe man uals, "Turner's North Carolina Almanac and Branson's North Carolina Almanac, the former for the 47th time and the latter for the 17th, are out to tell ns about next year's moons. First a wife, then a dog, then one of dur home-made- almanacs what else do you need to be happy? A queer illustration of the rotary motion of the eaith and of all that is on it is given by the following clipping, which has with in two weeks been published in at least four N. C. papers : Philadelphia Times: Senator Vance, of North Carolina, in speaking of his career in Wash ington, said recently, "I was mighty nigh dead to get here, but I'll be hanged if I am not nigher dead to get away." The paragraph appeared first in The Chronicle along with Senator Vance's jokes. The Philadelphia Times stole it and sent it back home. This little incident is narrated solely that The Chronicle may ask its esteemed contemporaries in their own language, "why is it we send timber and cotton North to buy it again in the shape of furniture and cloth?" Referring to the many recent murders about Statesville the Tarboro Southerner asks: "What's the matter up in Iredell county, any way ?" and says, "The law seems to stand a poor chance up that way." The Chronicle quotes this sim ply to say that unfortunate Iredell has no better friend than Edgecombe, but that these murders do incalculable injury to the community in which thej occur, at home as well ;is abroad, as the bouthern er's remark shows. And The Chronicle must say at the same time, that it is but charitable to remember that these deeds have been done by men of whom the good people of Iredell are as much ashamed as any people in the State. Build up public sentiment to that point of bold criticism where it will always call murder murder, and feel the stain of blood an ineffaceable disgrace, and we shall cease to suffer in this way. Sympathy for the good people of any community which is so afflicted, and the severest condemnation of the bad this is our plain duty. The manly edito rial in the Statesville Landmark is the proper treatment, and the only treatment that a newspaper can give. The law must do the rest. The series of letters which TnE Chron icle has been publishing (and which it will contine to publish so long as the printer's ink lasts) about the industries of the pro gressive towns in North Carolina has re suited in more rapid good, if the evidences of all the senses are to be trusted, than was at first believed. Hardly a week passes but some of our esteemed contemporaries pay our correspondents the compliment to use significant facts in their letters as texts that have a local application; and cur New England exchanges have already fallen into the complimentary habit of using The Chronicle's special correspondence as a record of the industrial advancement in N. C Parts of the most of our recent letters about our manufacturers have been repub lished in the Northern journals. The mail has just brought the Bulletin of Boston which contains a long extract from our recent letter from Wilson about the cotton mill there. The Chronicle is very proud in this way to make known N- C. industries not only to its own large constituency of readers, but also to a hundred and perhaps a thousand times as many more who read in other journals what The Chronicle publishes. These letters are a continual surprise and gratification to us; for who of us all knew of even the existence of such enterprising establishments as many that have been described in our columns? Our people have too long been too ignorant of our own land, and of one another. Besides, it enables The Chronicle to give its Northern visitors (and they are becoming numerous) facts which tell. We are greater and richer than we know ! The farmers have improved the fine weather of the fall to a very great advan tage. Monroe Enquirer. 1883. PERSONAL A!I SOCIAL. Her. Dr. Marshall of Christ Church, this city has declined a call to St. Peter's, in St. Louis. fr If W. Sprinks, of Albemarle, ha an orange tree ith forty orange- on it in hi' conservatory. Mr George A. Latham, of New rrne. has been engaged by Dr. Mott to edit the Statesville Avurican. Mr Bladina Orr, wife of Mr. Om ar J. Orr died in Charlotte on Sunday night, at the residence of her parents. Some politics on the street to-d.iy : All seem to favor General A. -M eau o. Governor. Du b u ry lUpvrt e r. Ilev. Solomon Pool and Mr. Frank Ware, of Asheville, have undertaken the conduct of a large hotel in Leon county, Florida. Senator Ransom will deliver two ad dresses for the beneiit of the Fender mon umentone at Wilson and the other at Tarboro- Gen. Rufus Barringer of Charlotte, has consented to publish in full hn address re cently delivered at the Luther celebration in Concord. Mr. F. D. Fanning, cashier of Mr. Eugene Morehead's bank, in Durham, died last Sunday. Ilis remains were carried to Charleston, S. C. Mr. E. V. Jones, of Hickory, passed ,-i'vr-h vesterdav. He hau ueen SOCICIV, til., v . - . , O. 1 tiit riimr. Write us for l"' xunI,IXiKt. nt li-li.i Meb.UM'vill'. N. C. . liicn at ner -mm- -n-rrf00 Monday, in her Obth S-JVI. .yjlllong been anjnvidicj. . Prof. L. Johnson, of Trinity College, has been obliged, by reason of ill health, to abandon hi3 recitation room for a time, lie hopes soon to return to his work. Rev. H. W. Battle, of Wadesboro Baptist Church has refused the offer of the Professors-hip of Belles Lettres in the Fac ulty of the Iowa State University at a salary of $'2,500. The members of the Baptist church in Scotland Neck have done the graceful thing in presenting Rev. C. W. Ryrd, the pastor of the Methodist church, with a handsome suit of clothes. Married at the residence of the bride's mother, Mrs. Mary Ann Straughn, by C. E. Johnson J. P. on Nov. 15th Mr. Granville C. Perry, to Miss Maggie Straughn. All of Chatham county. Mr. Robert II. Cowan, of the Anson Times, Wadesboro, has many friends in Raleigh who were pleased to meet him here yesterday. He went last night on a business trip to Richmond. At Rome, In Johnston count, on tiie 14th of November, at the residence of the father of the bride, Mr. R. W. Blackma-i was united in marriage to Miss Ella Young, Justice W. N. Rose, Jr., officiating. Rev. and Mrs. J. B. Bobbitt had the happiness to celebrate their silver wed ding at Rockingham on last Saturday; and they received the congratulations of their friends from every part of the State. Dr. Bingham B. Haughton, of Wadts. boro, was married Thursday afternoon, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. William McComb3, in Crab Orchard town ship, Mecklenburg county, to Miss Sallie McCombs. Mr. Walter Boyd has withdrawn from the firm of Bur well Bros. & Co., of Hen derson, and in co partnership with Mr. Lafayette B Eaton, has opened the old Carolina warehouse in that place, the firm name being Boyd & Eaton. Mr. W. A. Beaver, who moved to In diana, about a year ago, arrivi-d here Tuesday morning last, with his wife and several children, and with some emphasis said he never expected to go away again. Salisbury Watchman. "I'd rather see "Wm. T. Dortch Gover nor than to come into the possession of a fortune,'1 said one of our Wayne subscri bers in our office Monday. This "noble Roman-' has a strong hold on the affections of the people and there are not a few who would be glad to see him in the guberna torial chair. Wilson Advance. A correspondent of the Elizabeth City Economist says of Dr. E. W. Pugh, of Windsor, that he is "a young man who has quaffed nectar at the fountain of Parnas sus, and thrown from his lyre some can ticles of glorious rapture. Dr. Pugh has poetic genius, and his brilliant effusions give token of a bright future in the world of song." We doubt if there is a man in the State who could wield more personal in fluence at our national capital than Mr. James W. Reid. He is a true North Caro linian, he deserves well of the party, and this opinion is not confined to any partic ular locality. Mr. Reid is moreover a high-toned Christian gentleman, and the people feel that they can trust him. Danbury Fost. In speaking of the removal of the Rev. Mr. Bush from Oxford to Pittsboro, the 1 orchiigM says : -The people of Ox ford part with Mr. Bush and his family with feelings of sincerest regret. No stranger coming amongst us as Mr. Bush did, has ever been so universally popular. Fortunate may the people of Pittsboro feel in the acquisition of a family of such culture and refinement and christian vir tues. On Thursday night of last week at the dept in Wadesboro, Mr. Robert Dou glass, of Marlboro District, S. C, by ar rangement, met Miss Lizzie Geogheigan, of Kentucky, and a messenger was sent for the Rev. H. W. Baitle, who arose and made them man and wife. Mis Geogheigan had been a tutoress for Mr. Douglass's children, and she came from Kentucky alone to be made his wife under these some what romantic circumstances. On the 14th inst., at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. Jas. Blount, in Ply mouth, Mr. Willie S. Davenport was united in marriage to Miss Bessie Blount. The bride was attired in white satin and wore a wnath of orange blossoms. The attend ants were Mr. Jas. E. Davenport and Miss Lnla Sherod, Mr. E. F. Duke and Miss Mittie Davenport, Mr. M. J. Norman and Misg Annie Norman, Mr. G. P. Hilton and Miss Ella Blount, Mr. Henry Blount and Miss Sallie Cherry, Master Joe Norman and Miss Laura Chesson. The Oldest Ex-Senator. From the Boston Bosl. The Pod has just been favored with a a communication from the veteran ex-United States Senator, the Hon. Jno. P. King, of Georgia, who was a distinguished Dem ocratic statesman during the administra tion of President Jackson, and who, we are glad to learn, is now at the age of 84 years in excellent health. He was born April 3, 1799, and was elected senator to fill an unexpired term in 1833, and re-elected for a full term in 1834, but resigned in 1S37, and is the oldest ex-United States Senator now living:. Destiuy. From the Vernon county Mo.) Mail. Tilden must be President of the United States. Live ? He must live ! It is destiny. The Pope has created Mr. F. W. Daw son, editor of the News and Courier, of Charleston, South Carolina, Knight of the order of St. George, for the stand he has taken in his paper against duelling. pi.m: st it v s Mr. WiUiun II. 1 iri -v township, w;n born u T s. sevt'ii sons all brn u T . Ol V C l. t!t)i. Wake couth yU ht-t 4 dince of rabbit-. If ha- ts exlnbits. 1 h- d ig beion. I vet. (irfenf'toro l -f(l j . ur fri?nl Tom Harv cak. II- kill t nt y-.-. , bachelor rrsidencc, not lo 1- . stroke. Swr Hi! I Til' '; . The foliac once re.-r. ,. ful has b. en olorcl bv t!- t. , . tutnn and are now K-f r. to ' , hither and thither by the dn-i: winter. Cart h ajt (iiizsttr. It is a curious fact that ever painted the devil as .1 w-i;. it is a glaring truth woin.-n t. f pain ted like the do il . Th" r ton Enquirer. Those infernal burglars get up with. iMurinburj . yes, brother, fie and hi? io;,, stantly seeking whom they inl and votir warning is tinndv. "How 'bout Jim White." darker to another. " I hear h-' Democrats. "Ah,M sai l tl ii" Oi done sold his birthright, lik mess of partridges KHz omist. Ii A l'ir?'4k,i widow with " ;- advertising fur a tin- llh'ilrfigOToI.-niy.nijH. tim,-. marrie J, wrote ht r a long an a:, . letter yesterday. HuthPrf'r-l HVe heaV of a wioier vim-, i Wayne county wfio is a can!i ! .it. third term in the penitentiary, il. that he would rather stay th r. where else, and that he xp i t -aiiain as soon as his time is out.- .v'" Advance. Sunday, 11th. We attend. -d School to-day. The lesson f. r nu.-; school seemed to be from 1 un 12-25. We never heard, coinin every part of the houe. tmn-li. Samuel said unto Saul." I hum Danbury He porter. The Toisnot cockroach i home in a bowl of milk or a pl.it e ter, and when you approach one 1 . . irlnpii to n. Trirv ho t, i r 1 1 w full-orbed eves upon von with a 11 1 k resignation that is rarely found rxirpt the brow of the innocent. Sim, , jj , A Mi-thodist preacher, wholiv. m ,k other county, owns a farm near K.i . i His brother itinerant who-e circuit iinvi , . this plantation asked the owner for t "My dear brother," said he, ". n, how I have prayed over your land !' . , -es, but you laid it on too lard. Ii floods have drowned my crop." The Klnston correspondent "f ' New Berne Journal, who, by-lhe-w.u something of a wag, says : "Our old fn -; who takes 77 drinks before bivakf.i-. . going to have a tumbler made for lum-. ' with a mirror in the bottom of it.-n ; can s-ee when the drinks go to." A beautiful yo'inggirl entered a street store last wt ek and enquired .f tj--blonde young man behind the counter. he had any "slumber robes." Tin's !. m tiful young girl wanted a night ro!. . t . her modesty forbid her calling tiling- 1 . their names. The blonde young m r brought out a lot of cheap musqiiito l.u- Kinston Item in New Jitru Journal. The Denver correspondent of the 1. colnton I 'reus turns his hand to rhyue the following style : The leaves arc tumiim favtlj llnw; Tliei r sum mer hue Is lu iirc; The rare fall apple Is on the mellow. The small hoy on the fence. lit- looks around, He views the ground. And thinks th moment suits; He tills his pockets lull ;iud round. T lie 11 j umps the fence at id " -i t At the Primitive jlJaptist Assocht r in Orange I think I spilled corn 1 enough to float a whole distillery. I n one of the Hurdles Mills boys, he. huir;y riding with one of the Pea Ki fairies, the road was muddy and the 1 .: t parkier complained of her dress h i soiled, and said he, "Miss , I'll v.- over to-morrow and brush oil' ir - dress for you." "Whoop!" I hollered. :i '. ' he turned and saw me, and tried to o'itr a Texas rabbit ; I let him run, for I h,r to spoil the lard on his hair. Jcns I in Milton Chronicle. Sheriff Johnston was at Simpson'.-, S ' : Saturday collecting taxes. The lirst i:ir. that htepped up and paid was liiny Troxer. ' How old are you Mr. Tr r' asked the sheriff. 'I'm S'J.' The next i! came was old man Billy Neal. ' How '.'. are you, Mr. Neal?' '85.' The next wa- '. man Billy Bennett. How old are .' 4 84.' And the next wts old man vs Joyner. ' How old are you?' ' I'm i Mr. Joyner is the same old friend who h a year ago when asked one morning lev "he felt replied 'I'm feeling a little son-1 day, I had occasion to step home fr n. vreensooro yesieruay only 'JD in Young men take patern. Old Rockii.j! is full of just such old daddies. fJod serve the brev&lUidHrilie 7 una. A few days since, Mr. S. A. Kirk rick, of Sharon township, who ran on Liberal ticket last year for coronei of county, bantered his son, asprightlv v X. -i f, - .tv II- man, tor a wrestle. "I'll bet you tw live cents that I am the best man." son put up a quarter and then invited u old man into the yard. Mr. Kirkpit:! caught "breeches hold" with hi- - The two tugged away at each otlc r f - time, when the young man threw ti e 1 i man heavily to the ground. Mr. Kit kj 1 -rick had to be carried into the hou.-e. A ', examination proved that his hip was la dislocated, Injuring him for life. Hut ti young man won trie quarter and establ. ! ed the fact that he is a better man th.t his father. Charlotte Observer. There has been considerable exeir -ment in town this week on account of ?! supposed presence of burglarious tr.irn -So far, however, no one has been di-ti.r ' -ed but an innocent cow that was qui-y making a supper of some cotton - - i meal she found stored away behind ti.? kitchen door on Colonel Cheek's prern- .- And though site was a very gentle 1 -. a -one that would follow a child all over 'im plantation it took eight double-barrel 1 shot guns and fourteen revolvers, to .-:iv nothing of the innumerable club- '' ' axes in the hands of the three dozen b:-a'--who stood 'round ready and anxio'i- catch a tramp, to get the poor brute oui of that house. Henderson (Joldleaf. 44 1 tell you what's a fae M1 r-non-eh ; I'm a man that's a jed- of dorg, an' ef my Suze can't tree mor 1 sums in er night than Squire McGui1' bline Ring, I'm the biggis lire in the t-. vn ship. Now Suze ain't much fur striM 'i uv er trale, but fur barken at the tr- - Lord ! One thimr I kin sav 'bout Kit Z ' in juinpin7 uv a fence he's a more r iner dorg than any dorg I ever seed ; :t-' -1 it seems to me that In follerin uv a tnilc he hugs it more closer like that what mic duz. But ef I kant ketch, listen ter fellers, more possums in er nite with Su1' than King and ole Tige put together, yo Hire put together, Why, ;ents, ther am t ay that dorg. No v don't make no dd- may take my hat. V no money would buy this here iz Sundav -d frunce Suze is the darndest dorg you ever seed. From a conversation at a church ' Guilford county.