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'HE COMMOJiWEALTH. THE COMMONWEALTH, r Btland Neck, N. C Sootland Neck, n. a m uncompromising Democratic Jour- H r Pubhshed every mursaay nioruwg. Advertising: Bate t J. B. NEAL, Temporary Manager. 1 inch 1 week. 1 " 1 month, $1.0. Subscription ICates ; E. E. HIIiLIARD, Editor. "THE LAND WE LOVE." Terms : $2 00 per year in Advance. Contracts for any space or time may be made at the office of The Common wealth. Transient advertisements must be pi4 or iii advance. Copy 1 Year. 6 Months, $2.00. $1.00. VOL. I. SC0TLNAD NECK, N.C., THURSDAY, JANUARY 25.1883. NO.' 21. i ENERAL DIRECTORY. COTLAKl) HECK ror W A. Dunn. unissioners Noal Biggs, J. R. Bal- rJ R. M. Johnson, J. X. barrage. it i'irst Tuesday n each month at 4 fcc oi k, P M. sf of Police C W. Dunn. Vistant Policemen A. David. Yi V aields. C. F. Sneed. bol. Alexander. asurer R M Johnson. ;k J Y Savtge. CIURCHES: Vptist J. D. lufhanu D. D., Pastor. hces eTery sanuay at u o ctoch. a. and at 7. P. 11. Also on Saturday the first Sunday at 11 odocK, a. Prayer Meeting every Wednesday Sunday othooi onaaooaui moru- litive Baptist Eld. Andrew Moore. tor Services every ttnrd oaiuruay Sundav morning. ethodist Rev. C. W. Byrd, Pastor. Sees at 3 o'clock, P. M. on the second fourth Sundays. Sunday School on jath morning. alRpv. TT. G. Hilton. Rector. Sees every lust, seconu aim tmiu lays at 10 o-c ock, A. M. Sunday ol every Sab turn morning. ietinK of Bible class on Thursday at the residence of Mr. P. h. Smith. iptist (colcred.) George Norwood, r. Services every iourui ouimaj o'clock, A. M.. and 7, P. M. Sun- hool on Sibbath morning. -o COUNTY. ior Court Clerk and Probate lge John T. Gregory. Jor Court--Geo. T. Simmons. iter of Dects J. M. Grizzard. Itor A. J. Burton. S R. J . Lwis. Her If II Jenkins. Surer E. P. Browning. jupt. Pub. instruction D C Clark. jcr of the Poor House John Ponton. missioners Chairman, Aaron Pres et, sterling Johnson, ut. v. k. ood, John A. Moriieet, and M. hitehead. tior Court Every third Monday March and September, for Court Every third Monday in pruary, Msy, August and November. lge of Iuferior Court T. N. Hill. JIGGING HIE PANAMA CANAL. e largest dredging machine ever ructed will be launched in this within a few weeks. This im e mud digger is one of the three t constructed by Slaven Bros., of jornia. at ?etty's Island, for the fcma Canal Company, the aggre- cost of which will be over $300,- The one now so near coraple- is 100 teet long, 60 feet wide, 12 feet detp. When all the raa- ery is ij place it will contain 350 of iron. On each of the three ter dredges there will be eight ate engines, the pair of high- sure enjnnes wnicn run the ge beinp- of 250-horse power The dredges are of a new nt and work with a series of et s on an endless chain. There igliteen of the buckets to each hine whicfc can dig and dispone 52o '-ubic yards of dirt in an or a can bioed capacity per r for the tlree d-edges of 4,860 c yards. Thus in four months, king twe-he hours a day, they 3d dig out 9,2y0,000 cubic feet, canal eighty leet wide, twelve deep, and nearly fiftv miles longr. ir the dirt is scooped up in the ets it is ia up the long arm of dredger ifteen or twenty feet iw. I tie JODiier is made nf lrnn 1 c weighs ive and a half tons. the hopper the dirt is forced achmer into and through a pipe, three feet in diameter and ong to it place of deposit. The uas a tall of eighteen feet, and sure the easy passage of the through ) it, a heavy stream of r is constantly forced through. stoppagt .in the work of digging 5ver very long. The dredger I Upon ,4Sl)ud" or nin nnnn b it can be revolved without ping the dredging buckets, thus ihng the operators to dig from tio siue at will. The machinery he first dredger, which was man- ued m California, is now here as soon as the hull is launched be placed on board. Before g the big digger to Aspmwall a lber of preliminary test will oe 'e with it in the Deleware River. second dredger will be commenc- s soon as the first is launched. work on the third will be started )oon as the second i3 finished. he Canal Construction and Bank Company, of which the Messrs. Fen are agents, in addition to the ding of the dredgers, have a Fact with the Panama Cnnal lany to dig out ten miles of the 1, for which they are to be paid 00,000. Mr. L. Ward, who is uperintendent of Construction nnection with this building of imagers in this citv, has just ar here from the Isthmus nf Pana- where he has dings along the proposed canal wUucv,uun with t.hia ftOft MM ract. Ho sovo fi i. 7 to the commencement of dui- "utiue great canal is about fin- Ate Canal COmnanv baa an pent about S20 nnn nnnf i,.. lht. at the canal will be 1 , "Sheers. There are. he P aoout 5.0f)fi man . "K030DY S LITTLE JIM." From the Living Church. "Nobody's Little Jim" shows genuine poetical force. After an exceedingly careful perusal, it really delights me to be justified in calling it (me judice) a poem. Paul 11. Hayne. "Something for Christmas, my little lad," And the speaker hastened away, From the pitious look in the wistful eyes, v omething for what, did you say ?' It was . hristmas eve and throngs huned by, Hundreds had passed that dav, But no heart was touched by the wan piucned lace, Save this one that had passed on its way, To give to the tattered, starving cmiu Out ot Ins slender store. 'There was little to earn and many to keep ' But the poor can feel for the poor. Last in thought lie was hurrying on. When there iell on uis ear deep sighs, And out of the snowMas and night there burned The pat .os ot" hungry eyes. A tinv ligure in iiuttering rags, Tangied curls 'neatii an old hat brim. Thin little hands on iiis ragged knees Sat 'nobody's little Jim.' ll did not see you,' the man's voice said. And he smiled in the lace st white, Something ior Christmas, my little lad. Run out o. the cold now, uood-uigut !' Good-night,' cried tne tremulous voice, aim tueii Down went the the head on the snow, 'Something for what did you say?' sobbed Jim, 'Something for who I don't know !' I can't take it to her, for it is not mine.' To and fro swayed the child's thin form As the chili biasc swept up the lonely street, And wild and bleak raged the storm ! She struck me such dreadful blows when she said, 'Don't show your lean face here to- :ay. Be oii'and get so'mething (1 don't care how.) To pay uie lor letting you stay. You are nobody's child, aud you needn't think A woman that's poor can keep A place where beggars can always come i or something to tat and sleep !' No, 1 cannot taixe it, it was not for mef But on ! if he only Knew How cold and hungry I've been all day, He'd have given uit something too ! 1 will just sit here till he comes again, 1 or there is no where that 1 can go, " I'm afraid to creep back to my bed to night, 1 must stay out here in the snow !' On the curbstone rested the little head (The torn hat had been whirled away h And softly the white Hakes covered ihui o er In the little heap where he lay. The snow drifted down and the city slept. And when morning dawned bright ana fair, At the crossing still sat the tiny form, But poor littie Jim was not there ! They lilted him up in his tattered rags, One siender hand hid in his breast, And a calm, hweet smile on the baby moutn That told of an exquisite rest, Ten pitifui cents in tue frozen hand. Los and gam to him by w:iom given. And temptation sore for a little child, Ihen tne gateway irom earth to heaven. Oh ! God, on Thy mercy touch the hearts Of those who could drive away The hunger, and cold and wretchedness liauuting Thy poor night and day, Let a lay of light on the twilight break Of the souls tiiat will not see, Inasmuch as ye do for the least of these. Ye do it unto me.' Ann Alex. Cameron, Hillsooro, N. C. A DAY AMONG THE MOUNTAINS. fFor The Co nmonwealth. As the time is approaching when those who spend their Summers away from home will begin to look around for a place to go, we deem it not out of place to give some things that inay be seen and heard in our own State : Much has been written and said about Western North Carolina, or "Cloud Land." All can never be told. We propose to give only one day's observation, or a bird's eve view of Asheville. thence to the Warm Springs, and a few things in and about the Springs themselves. Asheville, as is well known, lies West of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A lovlier situation for an ideal home stead would be hard to find. and. if ever the star of our destiny impels us to migrate from our own attractive East, our future site is chosen. Think of a home from the windows of which one hundred and eighty lofty, emerald sugar loaves, spires, domes aud pyramids may be count ed ! The dwellers of thi3 Mountain girt -'Happy Valley," as a rule, have not made the most of their op portunities in locating their houses. One wonders why they build in tnu hollows or under a hill-side, when by going a little farther they could be in daily communication with an earthly paradise. But it only goes to show that "too great familiaritv brceds contempt." Those who have always been ac customed to this glorious mountain scenery seem to care but little for it. Nothing specially in the town de mands the attention of the tourist or correspondent, but the surroundings are exquisite, and tiie numerous di verging roads will carry the enthusi astic traveler throunh as charmin stretches of idy lie landscape as hi? imagination evtr ureamea oi. Visitors to tlfis so-called "Land o the Skv" make Asheville thei headquarters, sally lug in every di rection by raii or wagon, by stage or buggy, on foot or horseback, as taste may induce. And even by the use of all these means of locomotion it will take along time to .exhaust the probabilities of this favored region. Some enterprising genius has had a minature river steam boat built, and launched upon the troubled waters of the French Broad river, intending to make daily excursion up that im petuous stream. So far the schema has been a failure on account of the too shoaly channel and too many rocky obstructions. These ar to be circumvented in some way bj' the liberal use of dynamite, and the boat is to make the trip by next seison. One of the most noticeable features of the town is its rough-paved, cob ble stone sidewalks no, "primrose paths of dalliance," these especially, if you have corns. The nat ives walk in the street a fashion soon adopted by the stranger. The Railroad ride from Asheville to the Warm Springs, along the French road river, is a gallery o. pictures and poetry in roseate tints. For fifty miles, perhaps a hundred, this shallow, noisy river goes rinrinj. and leaping merrily over ledges, rocks, verticle strata of upturned granite and natural dams jumping over all obstructions or drilling- through them, till it must be out o; breath and lifeless loug before reach ing its "tomb by the sounding sea." Throughout its the race with locomo tive it is bordered and fringed by a mosaic of easy-sloping hills-ides, solumn pine-clad mountain tops, iiuge beetling cliffs, and grotesque coieinns that rejede into an iaSaite var.ety. of the happiest phantas magoria that ever pleased the eye on baiiied description. The line of the Railroad follows close to the banks of the river making frequent crossings to shun some threatening Soylla only to fall into the granite jaws of Chary bdis beyond, from whose destructive crunch es cape seems impossible. But modern engineering is equal to the occasion, and our winged horse bears us on triumphantly at a rate never dreamed f by Jehu or Pegasus. It is one of the most enjoyable Railroad rides in the world. The cars never follow one direction long at a time, but taking lIogarth' line of beauty', '-thro' many a winding bout of linked sweetness long drawn out," go swerving from side to side making all points, of the compass, using rail and ties with a reckless prodigality that bears about the same proportion to the actual miles gained as did Jack's "intolerable deal oi sack to the penny's worth of bread." And so we go till Warm Springs is reached. This is apost-Oifije station of about a dozen houses, situated in another of those charming little val leys of the French Broad. Arrivin i nere, almost every body gets off, and the bustle is quite disproportioned to the place. But we are now ar. the Southern Saratoga, the fashior ablo resort of both health and pleas ure seekers from here to the Gulf. Hie arrival of the train is the featura of the day. Taking our place in line with the roup of pilarims, we ambled along' at a free-and easy route step towards the pretentions hotel, on the piazza of which the band stood playing for our benefit something like thos.-i -j tnrilliug strains "When Johnnv Comes Marching Home." All of us would have preferred hearing "that tocsin of the sou" the dinner bell. Only one hotel is found here ; the proprietor having a monopoly of the Springs it i3 useless for other land lords to enter the field. The Warm Springs hotel is a great, rambling, three-story, harracks liKe structure. having one or two thousand feet of colonade under the light and shadow of which the peripatetic may exercise undisturbed by rain or sunshine. A landsome natural park surrounds the hotel; the river, here grown con siderably wider, flows in ceaseless melody close at hand, while beyond, and embracing all in an irregular ellipse of majestic, serrated ridges lie the silent, ever during mountains. a beautiful and satisfvincr retreat . tor both the heart-sick invalid and the robust sight-seer. One could wish that the hotel were conducted on more business like principles, especially the price of board, three dollars per day. would amply justify the landlord in conducting his house more like Northern resorts where comfort and luxuries so abound. But seeing that more guests come here than can be accommodated ; that the daily cash receipts are from one to two thuosand dollars per diem, one half of which is net profit, and that mine host has nothing to fear from competition, perhaps it is not to be wondered at that the furnishings and accommoda tions are so execrable. Of course every new comer tries a hot bath. rhi3 remarkale. Spring. near tue tiotel, has been formed into two sepa ate plunge baths,containing tour or nvo leet rteDth of water at a constant temperature of one hundred and four, tarenheit. The hovice enters very timidly, as the water is uncomfortably hot, at first, to most person 3, but sum be comes sooSiiing, velvety anl agree able. By some these waters are re garded as the actual Fountain of Youth ; the universal solvent, the elixir of life ; the certain panacea for all the ills to which flesh is heir, and the half-stifled bather almost expects to hold sweet converse with the Shades of Galen and Hippocrates, of Chiroa an t Apollo, of Aesculapius and Hygeia and all the rest of them. Five minutes is the usual time to remain in this natural teapot. You can have a cold shower bath upon emerging, if you lik. The water constantly boils up under your feet, in moderate quantities, and is carried off by aii overflow pipe at the top of the wal', so that the water is always fresh and clean. This Spring has long been a purse of Fortunatus to its luoky owners, who claim for it marvelous curative properties, hold ing that it is not the parboiling alone that "ministers to the mind diseas ed ; plucks from the memory a rooted sorrow" makes the lame to jump and the halt to dance iMifc that the nappy mingling of certain occult chemicals effects these wonderful transformations. Although a quiet invalid reuoses here and there about the pretty lawn, by far the largest number of the six or seven handred sojourners here are robust, gay, and happy revelers.seek ing noveltv, pleasure and some way to kill time. The ladies, as is usual at these places, predominate.in num bers, over the oposifce sex, and seem to live rather a listless life during the day, but like the mocking bird and the nightingale come out strong alter the day is done. Night brings out our Southern women, as well as the stars, to the best advantage. The ball roo.a nightly presents a gay and festive scene, where time-killing is carried on after the most approved fashion until the midnight constella tions look down in wouder from their momentary resting place in the Zenith. The fe limine toilet at these Springs is not carried to that painful degree of elegance ; to that elaborate super fluity of ruffles and furbelows, that iuruish the pens of correspondents at Eastern watering places an endless topic. However, the lalies dress very tastefully, and always look as fresh and charming as the beautiful surroundings of this pleasant resort. The next gavest place after the ball-room is the dining-room during meals. About two hundred are seat ed at oue, an 1, as it takes a provok ingly long time to get waited oa, you have ample opportunity to exercise your power ot observation, and study human nature. Just uuder the dining-room seems to 'ie another attractive rendezvous the most popular of all, if one may- judge from the corstant stream oi fellows passing down, carefully re moving their quids on entering and wiping their lips as they reappear. Sitting near this mysterious entrance, from time to time a strange.soothing, clinking and jingling liquid like mel ody is borne upon one's ears.and the lazed listener catches fragments ol some such cabalistic sentences as these : "Sugar and nutmeg in mine, please :" "I want mine sour with plenty of ice ;" "No, I thank you, too hot peach and honey will do me ; "Did you say mint julep3 for six ?" om? moonshine, crooked, if von have it ;" "Did any body say apple jack ?" And so they continue to ring the changes in this heathen dialect till the unsophisticated hearer thinks he i3 dreaming along with Rip Van Winkle in the far off Katskijls. Numerous points of interest in the vicinity, good roaas. and the oesc oi saddle-horses tempt frequent horse back ri le -- The object most visited is "Paint Rock," a rugged cliff one hundred and fifty feet high.six miles from the Springs. It is propably called "Paint Rock," because there is no paint on it. Of course this place has a "Lover's Leap'' no well regulated resort would be without one. As much as we might desire to write, for our pen is just getting lim ber, there must be a limit; aud this letter has already reached the limit we could ask you to insert, therefore we must stop, but we ask you to bear only for one or two generalities, as we "have finished "One day among the Mountains." A few words in refer ence to the general mountain table. As a general thing they groan with goodthitigs that would have qu.te won the heart of Dr. Johnson and set r al staff singing peans of joy. The Moun tain honey, pure and undefiled with glucose ;the ambrosial butter.innocent of margarine, the thick cream, whose golden currents are uncorrupted by "evil communications;" the tea and coffee, which are nectars surpassing those handed around the Olympian table by Ganvmede ; the pies such as not even "Gail Hamilton" or Carl Schurz would have the heart to snub these are some of the .eupeptic inducements to a prolonged stay among the Mountains, while t:ie abounding scenery suggests "that life might be all poetry, and weariness a name." But the sunsets are . the crowning glory of this fairy land. When the blazing King of day, in all his "pride of power and pomp of her aiding," submits to the inevitable and sinks into his western tomb, and "Twilight melts beneath the morn away," flushing the hills below gilding the clouds above with "The light that nejyer was on sea or land," the beholder stands on the brink of a new world.some undiscovered conn try from which he shall nevermore return. He has drained Circe's cup and stands transfixed. The clouds of this "Cloud Land" also deserve notice. As you stand on some of the summits you see a rosary of majestic clouds encircling the oeaka of others with a necklace of lurid glory. Turning in another di rection, where a moment ago a bound less sea of foam rolled in white bil lows, you now see a conjugation of verdanc domes, ridges, spires, and pinacles appear as if by magic. Again the scene changes like a dis solving view the storm king mar shals his batallions of cloud-clothed warriors in "battle's magnificently stern array" and charges point-blank upon the unmovable Mountains as if to humble their pride and lay them in the dust forever. But it is the clouds that are shattered into frag ments innumerable, and in their wrath they shed such torrents of tears as to make believe that great Neptune has transferred his multitu dinous seas to the sky, and is pour ing them back again. Now every trace of land ha3 vanished, you are wrapped and lost in great fleecy blankets of angry clouds ; sublimity and solitude, space and silence, beau ty and granduer "infold this orb o' the earth." W. H. R. OLD YEAR CELEBRITIES. Emerson as a Man. For The Commonwealth. In a country where the art of money-getting prevails as an epidemic, where haste and worry make youth gray, where party manipulations ex tract the nervous vieror from the gen ius of a people, it is peculiarly re freshing to find an author, who, in the mint of life patiently "coins his brain" for a perpetual currency among the nations that he delighted to serve. But in a country of so vast extent, of constant turmoil in the ebullition of trade, of enormous railway operations, a country whose rivers traverse a continent by the thousand miles, where spring up splendid cities of "magnificent dis tances," it were more natural to look for such a man as Carlyl, with his erratic, bold, and sometimes irrever ent way of saying things, than to liarht uiion the inimitable specimen of unobtrusive simplicity, Ralph Waldo .hmerson. While a Unitarian who sanr the same universal mind in all existences, unitv in all complexities, the person ality of Emerson is distinct, and such an embodiment ot that lotty idealism to which he ever aspired that in vain we seek a more spotless man in the annals of letters. His character is a crystallization of the diamond'quali- ties of a noble race. Whether we look on him in the aspirations' of youth, in the symmetry of manly de velopment, or in that maturity wnicn rounded up in the full-orbed serenity of eighty years, he is at all times a man whose presence is a sweet en chantment, His amiablity was surpassed only by the elevation of his character. Despite his own protest against the use of the "Superlative," there was a tone of the superlative about him superlative excellence. And yet he bore his greatness with the simplicity of a child. Perched so lightly, yet so loftily.above the din of the world, his eagle" eye looked down with a pene trating thongh gracious benignity that rebuked what was vile and soft ened what was harsh. His amiabili ty is never seen more beautifully il lustrated than in his delight to en courage the efforts of those whose eyes are turned upward- Some ver ses in manuscript of an unknown writer were read on one occasion to Mr. Emerson in the presence of oth ers, and his comment, curt and incis ive, was just such as to afford all th encouragement the young poet need ed and to lead on to the destinction which the author has since won. "No discouragement must damp his ardor," concluded Mr. Emerson, "no rebuff be sufficient to quell the im pulse which urged him to write. A single voice in his favor should be enough to support him till he attain that mastery of style and taste which shall perfect his gift. Indeed, a sin gle voice is more than I had myself as a beginner," he added with a sub tle smile. "My friends used to laugh at my poetry and tell me I was no poet." Emerson hated sham, affectation, braggadocio, in whatever form they showed themselves. But his was not t.hft art of invective. No bitterness ever marred the even temper of his mind, no discord the pervasive har mony of his nature. He seldom usd the knife to prune the deformities which his keen eye was so ready to see. It was by setting forth ethical and artistic beauty that he exposes the ugliness of vice, lie let the light on and waited to se the dark ness vanish. The man himself is the antithesis of all that is low in art or sordid in life. So finely does he im personate his own ideal that one were prone to seek that ideal in being like him, if it were not vain to at tempt a counterfeit of what is so di rectly coined from nature's gold. About him is a womanly tenderness that tempts you nigh.and yet coupled with this is something divine that forbids too near approach. No man of his century, or any other century we might say, has a character so nearly on a level with his lofty thinking and aspiration as the author of "Nature." He may be a heretic in doctrine ; but the purity and sweetness of the man are a per petual delight to his friends and ad mirers. The irreproachableness of his character stands in ttu midst oi a degenerate world as a granite shaft against which the darts of envy are broken and hurled away. He was not, to be sure, exempt from envy. Indeed, with his independence of thought, his bold speculator and consuming enthusiasm, his escape from envy's pointed anows had been a miracle. No one better than he il lustrates his own words : "Enthusi asm is the height of man ; it is the passing from the human to the di vine." On this height his pure soul rested as that of an "Olympian bard who sang divine ideas below." An unfailing charm about Emerson is the fervor with which he worships nature. It was as a poet that he paid devotion at her sbriue. And. like Wordsworth, who inaugurated a new era of poetry in which the disci ple has excelled the master, he saw her spiritually alive. He delights "To look on nature, not as in the hour Of thoughtless youth ; but hearing often times The still, sad music o humanity." A characteristic incident is told of Wordsworth that illustrates as well as Emerson's love of nature. A vis itor called one day on the author of '1 intern Abby" and asked to be shown into the study of the great poet. A servant informed the in quirer that the poets library was in the house but that he studied in the fields. Of himself Emerson has said : "The forest is my loyal friend, A Delphic shrine to me." Not a few are found who love the outward forms cf nature, who love 'to ramble in wood and field and watch her changing aspect?, or toy with her sunbeams as with tue loo. is ot a freakish maiden. But the number is small who have a keen appreciation of her spiritual side and who feel a sympathetic heart-throb with the pulse beats pf he spiritual laws. How much this love of nature influenced his character and thinking, opens a field of its own. Yet it seems rele vant to say here that no one can thus live under the power of her en chantment without being better in thought, in feeling, and in purpose. Whatever the opinions of the cir cumstance by which the "Reverend" was voluntarially dropped from his name and he became plain Mr. Em erson, no one can fail to admire the sincerity of the man. j. he sweetness of religious sentiment expressed in the hymns for the church of ivhieh he was pastor, the broad sympathies, untrammelled by mere technicalities that show themselves in his last pul pit discourse, the tendernes of his "farewell" letter, all bear testimony to what George Elliot has wisely said : "It is possible, thank Heaven ! to have very erroneous theories and very sublime feelings." Emerson was not a man of action. But so long as ideas are such potent factors in human affairs, so long as spiritual forces are strouger than material, so long as beauty of charac ter and heroism of mind inspire to nobler achievements the races of men, so long wiil it not be lamented that the forces of Emerson's life were spent in action less and more in thoughts. As an inspire r of others to chivalrous deed is his influence most powerful. Here we look for the fruits of life ; which we turn to the nobleness of his nature, the pure and lofty spir.t of the man, as a leg acy of which not only his country, but the world may ba proud. W. H. Osborne. It is said that pencil drawings may be rendered ineffaceable by this simple process: Slightly warm a sheet of ordinary drawing-paper, then place it carefully ou the surface of a solution of white rosin in alcohol, leaving it there long enough to be come thoroughly moistened. After ward dry it in a current of air. Pa per prepared in this way has a very smooth surface. In order to fix the drawing the paper is to be warmed for.a few minutes. This method may prove useful for tho preservation of plans or other designs, when( the want of time, or any other cause, will not allow the draughtsman to' reproduce them in ink. A sim pler pl?n than the above, hmvever, is to brush ; over the back of. the paper containing tne charcoal or pencil sketch a weak solution of white shellac in alcohol. For Dyspepsia, Ooitiveneti, Sick Headache, Chroale Diar rhoea, Jaundice, Imparity of the Blood, Fever and and all Diseases JA caused by De rangement of LiTer, Bowels and Kidneys. STMPTOMS OF A DISEASED LTVKB. Bad Breath; Pain in the Side, sometimes the pain is felt under the Shoulder-blade, mistaken for Rheumatism; general loss of appetite; Bowels generally costive, sometimes alternating with lax; the head is troubled with pain, is dull and heavy, with considerable loss of memory, accompanied with a. painful sensation of leaving undone something which ought to have been done; a slight, dry cough and flushed lace is sometimes an attendant, often mistaken for consumption; the patient complains of weariness and debility; nervous, easily startled; feet cold or burning, sometimes a prickly sensation of the skin exists; spirits are low and despondent, and, although satisfied that exercise would be bene ficial, yet one can hardly summon up fortitude to try it in fact, distrusts every remedy. Several of the above symptoms attend the disease, but cases have occurred when but few of them existed, yet examination after death has shown the JUver to have been extensively deranged. It should be used by all persons, old and young, whenever any of the above symptoms appear Persons TraveUns or living In Un healthy Localities, by taking a dose occasion ally to keep the Liver in healthy action, will avoid au Malaria, BUious attacks, Dizziness, Nau sea, Drowsiness, Depression of Spirits, etc It will invigorate like a glass of wine, but Is no In toxica ting beverage. If Ton have eaten anything hard ot digestion, or feel heavy after meals, or sleep, less at night, take a dose and you will be relieved. Time and Doctors' Bills will be saved by always keeping the Regulator ' in the House! For, whatever the ailment may be, a thoroughly safe purgative, alterative and tonic can never be out of place. The remedy is harmless and does not interfere with business or pleasure. a j, PURELY VEGETABLE, And has all the power and efficacy of Calomel or Quinine, without any of the injurious after effects. A Governor's Testimony. Simmons Liver Regulator has been in use in my family for some time, and I am satisfied it is a valuable addition to the medical science. J. Gill Shorter, Governor of Ala. ITon. Alexander H. Stephens, of Ga., says : Have derived some benefit from the use of Simmons Liver Regulator, and wish to give it a "The only Thing that never faUs to KeUeve." I have used many remedies for Dys pepsia, Liver Affection and Debility, but never have found anything to benefit me to the extent Simmons Liver Regulator has. I sent from Min nesota to Georgia for it, and would send further for such a medicine, and would advise all who are sim ilarly affected to give it a trial as it seems the only thing that never fails to relieve. P. M. Jannbt, Minneapolis, Minn. Dr. T. W. Blason sayst From actual ex perience in the use of Simmons Liver Regulator ia ray practice I have been and am satisfied to us ' and prescribe it as a purgative medicine. JBSfTake only the Genuine, which always has on the Wrapper the red Z Trade-Mark and Signature of J. II. ZKILIN & CO. FOR SALE BY ALL DRUGGISTS. A NEW DEPARTURE, FROM THE SAME OLD STAND. ''Competition is the Lire of Trade,' I TAKE ihis method of informing my Friends. Present and Former Patrons and the public generally, that i am still at the SAMB OLD STAND at GREEN WOOD, where I am still doing all kinds of work usually done in a Country Shop, and at as Low Figures as any Good Workman will do it. y VEHICLES CONSTANTLY ON HAND, MADE TO ORDER. REPAIRIG NEATLY, QUICKLY and CHEAPLY DONE. NICE PAINTING A SPECIALTY; UNDERTAKING AS LOW AS THE LOWEST. COTTON GINS REPAIRED, AND SAWS WllETTiSD AT BOT TOM PRICES. Fire Arms Gently Repaired. Also Agent for the Excelsior Cook Store. 1 mean business, if you don't believe me just call and see for yourself. Very respectfully, Scotland Neck, N C. W U. 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