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Ssotiand Neck, n.c. r Scotland Neck, n. a HE An uncompromising Democratic Jour nal. Published every Thursday morning. WEALTH Advertising Rates t 0 J. B. NEAL, Temporary Manager. 1 inch 1 week, 1 " 1 month, $1.00. - $2.50. E. E. HILLIARD, Editor. "THE LAND WE LOVE." Subscription 1 5 sites; 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 paid 'or in advance. 1 Copy 1 Year. 2 6 Months, $2 00 $1.00. VOL. I. SCOTLAND NECK, N.C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1883. NO. 24. TIIUCOM 31 O N W K A L. II. H iij M I ' 1 1 1111 1 r B&BBY8 PROPHYLACTl FLUID. A Household Article for Universal Vaniily Ise. -rw Soarlpt and 4 Typhoid Fevers. E'jj Iriimllieria, Sali va!io:i, Ulcerated SoreTliroat, Siiiiill :V; Tax, Mcjwles, an J all CeuUigiovs I i--tr. --i. Persons waiting ca the Sick u.uli iwe it frcelv. Scv.rl'jt Fever has never beer. Wn.-ma to sprcaU whew the Fluid wai used tll.vv- Fever has been cured with it attcl black vnv.it had taken place. The woi cases of Diphtheria yield to it. revered and SicU. Per- j fc2I-i.tI.-FOX sons refreshed nnu and Sore Kvcvoiit- lITTIvi of Small ed by batr.irijj w.t'u D.irbys F!.:i l. Imp u r o A i r nia.'.e harral.-ss rnd puriliv i. For Sore Tlirou- it is a sure cure. Coni:5iTl-a dcstvysd. jrt- i votscd i t-!.-;, Chilbaius. Piies, Clialiug. etc. Kfcenmatism cnrr.d. tnrss secured bv 13 ur.s. ?ox IK EVENTED A m rf rf my fam i!y w .s talii-n with Stiali-pox. I used the Fluid : the patient was v.:-t deUrious, was not and was about l -'.e r.1 had'! ue aain in three and no others . j. V. Pahk Phiiadelphia. i i eve r p. .-:d. T.)p-iruy:.ici'-'-Cia nse lit'-" T;at ii it can't be surpassed. Ciltarrh relieved and cured. Erysipelas c :red. Burn s relieved :ntarly. fear prevenuJ. ; 1 ' u Li The physicians here use Datbys Fluid very successfully in the treat ment of Diph.heria. A. bTOtXKNWKRCK, Greensboro, Ala. Tetter dried up. ! l'Vo!era prevented. Vic . rs puriued aud i In cases of Death it I should be used ab?t Ursen.ery c pidly. .nl-i-il Scurvy ri -?.-l An A;tidttc f or cgetahle S'in-js, et- 1 usji Ft cur rrcsei" id durir Sclet Fver nUi c'..'.:d advantr je. I' ii-.,:!spcn?-b'.e li the s roe.-n.-WM. F. Sa ford. Fyrle. Ala. tr.L- corp-;; it will j rjvei.t any uupieas aat smell. The eminent Phv ri :.-., SiTIS, M. I New Xor;-, says: "I am convinced Pr-.-f. Darhys Prophybctic H-.ed is a valuable disiiiicctnt.' pi VanderbiJt University, Naslivill", T?nn. 1 testify to the r.io.-t exceter.: ;u.-liiies of Prof. Darbys Prophylactic Flal-j. As a d.siafcctant and determent it is bo:h tiiejr-iiviary and practically superior to r-.r.y prc-paraiicn v;:h vhich I am ac quaintcd. N. T. Luitj::, Pr-C Cbemiry. Darhys Fluid ? Jieer! imended ly Hon. ALr.KANi;!! H. Stl--:';ns, of Georgia; Rev. Chas. F. B.mnj, U.D., ChurcU of the Strangers, N. Y.: Jos. LcCo.nte, Columbia. Prof, University. S.C. Rev. A. J. Battle, i'r f.. Mercer Un-v.rsity ; Rev. Geo. F. Pickc3. Kshop M. E. Church. indispensat:i.k to steut home. Perfectly harml-.ss. T'ed i-ternsliy or externa:!' tor Man cr iii-ast. The Fluid "nr.? been fh-wxmfihly tested, ar.d we have ahundart evidence ch it has done evtrvthing here claimed. Ftr tul!-r information jet tri yuur Druggist a parr.:h!et or zand to the proprieturs, J. II. ZI2ILIN i CO., Manufacturing Chemists, PHILADELPHIA. WE KEir" Hi KAliD S AZl SilCX CF CLOTHING ! and full line S T E T SO N ' S of II A TS, Also one of the best assorted Stocks of CTSTOM and HAND-SEWED SHOES in the South, v h:ch we will sell (iULTLY KEDl'CED PRICES ior the next sixty tays to make room for SPKIG GOOD S. at Orders by mail promptly filled J. F. li L LLEi, Raleigh, X. C Jan. J5. 21 tf. llSto v'X;R ALL HZZ FAILS, BestCor.Eh Svn::. Ta.;ps Use in lime. Soid by drne Ct E N E II A L 1 I R E C T () ii Y, Mayor W A. Dunn. Commissioners Noah JJ tea's, J. R Bal- lard It. M. Johnson. -L'Y. Savagc. Meet lirst Tuesday m each o'clock, P M. ' month at 4 Chief of Police C W. Dunn. Assistant Pohcemen A. David. W D Shields. C. F. Speed. Sol. Alexander. Treasurer 1! M Johnson. Clerk J Y S savage. CHURCHES: Baptist J. D. llufham. D. D., Pastor. Services every Sunday at 11 o'clock. A. M., and at 7. P. M. Also on Saturday before the lirst Sunday at 11 o'clock, A. M. Prayer Metti night. Sunday School on Sabbath morn ing. Primitive Baptist Eld. Andrew Moore. Pastor Services every third Saturday and Sundav mornm" Methodist Rev. C. W. Byrd, Pastor. Services at ;i o'clock, P. M. on the second and fourth Sundays. Sunday School on Sabbath morning. Episcopal Rev. II. G. Hilton, Rector. Services every lirst, second and third Sundays at 10$ -o'clock, A. M. Sunday School every fcabbath morning. Meeting of Bible class on Thursday mght at the residence of Mr. P. E. Smith. Baptist (colored,) George Norwood. Pastor. Services every fourth Sunday atll o'clock. A. M.. and 7, P. M. Sun day School on Sabbath rooming o Superior Court Clerk and Probate Judge John T. Gregory, inferior Court-Geo. T. Simmons. Register of Deeds J. M. Grizzard. Solicitor A . J. Burton. Sheriff R. J . Lewis. Coroner J II Jenkins. Treasurer E. I). Browiiimx. Co. Supt. Pub. Instruction D C Clark. Keeper of the Poor House John Ponton. Commissioners Chairman, Aaion Pres cott, Sterling Johnson, Dr. W. R. Wood, John A. Mcriieet, and M. Whitehead. Superior Court Every third Monday m March and September. Inferior Com t Ery third Monday in fcebruary. May, August and November. Judge of Iuferior Court-T. N. llill. H r; H P ists. H HER LETTER. A RELIC OF THE ''HURON." We walked at night the wreck strewn sand. We walked and watched the dying storm ; With easer eyes and ready hand We sought to find some sea-tossed form- And as we walked, the guard and I, The tide crept out, till broad and gray The shingled sand shown smoor.ii and dry. Beneath our uttul lantern s ray. On either side and every where Lav limp ana broken bits of wreck, Of clothing, ropes, of wooden-ware All kinds of things one linds on deck. From out this scattered wreckage waste 1 stopped and picked a little note ; A dainty monogram was traced Above the lines the owner wroto; My darling but it gave no name, As n lie o:uv ot mauivind T. such sweet title had a claim The words were coined her iove to bind. Twas written full and crossed again. All interlined wi h alter thought ; Twas spotted o'er witii Salter stain Than e'en the sea could yet have wrought. My darling;"' there a fold was pressed. The woi xis just here were fainter yet, As tuough 'twere bore upon his breast. A pnz; and sacred amulet. Anon, she wrote her hopes and fears, Of iiekie fortune s smile or frown, Of home-like ioys in coming years, V.en they were wea and '-settled down.'' And so this unknown maiden wrote Her levins' letter to its end. And little urean:ed the waves would tloat Her writing to a Stranger's hand. 'onscwhere to-night a girlish face i.-. raed to Hod m mute de.-pair; Somewhere a woman prays for grace And fdvensitn ot soui hir loau to bear. Sfinewhere along the wintry coast i'i-v hoiics He buried in the sand. U uile t.us tells oi liie hive Uku s lost, 1 his sea s'anie "letter in my hand. OLD YEAR CELUU1TIES. - Xo. 4. Sossetti. tii3 Painter-Fo3t. For The Commonwealth. i he reaper ..ith the sirv the iKHir glass was busy last year in iie I i of letters to an extent that vents even the liiuh thinkitiir and the pre fron ever trusting to bis ini'Uiljience VVit'uin one month Longfellow, 1-m erson, an I Darwin fell under his strokes. But they were sheaves ripe ior the harvest. They had iven tin worM their best and maturest, and uul lived to be rewarded by all that fame an.i serenity of ae could co ti er. But it was not so with Dante Gabriel Rossetti. With him life seemed prematurely cut off lie was taken in li is prime and in the pleni tude of bis powers. There is some thing melancholy and suggestive in the fact that his death took place on Easter Sunday. On this day of joy and resurrection there was taken from the world one of the greatest, poets of his age; there went oui, while hope wa looking on, the light of splendid gifts that gave promise of much more of the finest art of the times. In a summary view of Rossetti it would be diitienlu to say at what, we wonder most, precocity of his youth or tiie wsired magnetism of his mi 1 die age. His father, himself a man of letters and a poet of no mean order, early inspired the son with a iove ior wnat is liign ana noble in art and literaltire. Few more inter esting feats are kft on record than avidity and enthusiasm with which little Gabriel's infant mind took to the "rent master's. He was reading with wonderful appreciation the im mortal works of Dante and Shakes peare bv the time he could fairly lisp the lines of his mother tongue. .Nor was fie satisfied merly to read. At the age of five (I make extra demands Ion the creduiity of my readers). Ins piecocious genius took a practical turn, and tie wrote a kind of play in blank verse called "The Slave." It contained tw cha'acters, and wa probably suggested by his reading of llatnlpt. Early in his academic career lie studied the languages, ot which iie masteied many: but wnh this study was a stiong bent to do something in art. We are told that, he was a careless and desultory student in whom his companions sar much lor the world of art. "Itie messed Damozel," written at the age. of eighteen, is a product ol ins youth that shows much of the finish ami maturity of his riper years In this little poem he treats the mos mystical subject as a living reality 1 he painter "comes to the aid ol the poet, and he gives us ideas as images, and subtle conceptions a tangit le existence. It is, in truth. a painting in verse, presenting beautv to the mind's eve and the music of rythra to the ear. What can be more beautiful than this dauiozt 1 dressed in a Ho wing white robe on winch she wore a delicate white rose, oedecked with yellow hair that lav along her back, and three white lilies ;n her hand, as she laund out liom the gold bar of Heaven, 'So high, that looking downward thence, one scarce could see the sun ? And still she bowed herself and stooped Uut ot the circlimr cnarm Until her bosom must have made The bar she leaned on warm. And the lilies lay as if asleep Along her bended arm." In 1860 Rossetti married at the asie of thirtv-tvvo ; and this brief ieriod of wedded bliss is the most 3athe ic and the most melancholy episode in the drama of his stcluded ife. The beauty of his chesen part- tier to tiie nuptial game inspired many of his early works; both before and after the marriage So delicate and Madonna like was she that he made her his model for many of his most exquisite paintings. She, too, used pencil and brush with delicacy of touch ; and that litth; home was a kind of Edenic studio from which went out beauty and richness of art to gladden the hearts of tliA world. Kossctti loved ins tenner untie witn all the fervor of his poetic soul, and received in turn woat the fullness of woman's heart can rive. In the nidstofsuch an air of inspiration how nooly must love nave wrought in rvthm and color! But such ex cessive joy was too intense to be ther than short-lived, and after only two years his wife was removed b b -titli From this sudden shock his nervous and sensitive nature per uips never wholly. recovered With er death life seemed bereft of all hope and purpose. At this untimely close of her days, he felt that his ..oik, too, was over. With her he dined his dreams, his love, and his opes of fame, lie placed in her oiii.. the only manuscript of all his iioems. vet unpublished. Foi tuiute- iy for the world, Mr. Rossetti's per mission was obtained tor their re covery some years afterward. He nas a sonnet so fitting to the memory of bis lost love that 1 cannot retrain from quoting a part oi" it here : This is her picture as she was It seems a thing to wonder on, As tho mine image m the glass Should tarry waen myself am gone. 1 gaze until she seems to stir, Until mine eyes almost aver That now, even now. the mute lips part To breathe the words of the sweet heart And yet tue earth is over her." Rossetti belongs to that class oi painters and pots who are pure ar t ists, as distinguished from thinkers, prophets, and revealers of the secret laws of nature and ethics. He is to the artistic brotherhood what Keats and Shelly were in their day. as a painter, he is at the head of colorists ; as a poet, he belongs to the'aesthetic school (I use the word with the idea it carried with it befort we heard of Oscar W llde s gospel) ; a school ot workers who love beauty for its own sake and regard the expression of this the tru mission if art. I do not pretend here anv attempt to decide what claim ethics lias uooii art or what art owes to ethics ; but 1 do say that b'ossetti has admirably fulfilled uis mission in the line he euose. His paintings are pronounced worthy ol his creative genius, and his sonnets, we know, are among the sweetest in the language. Taking to the pen at the time when Mr. Tennyson aud Mrs. Browning were the most popular writers of En glish poetry, Rossetti came before the world as an entirely new singer, pouring out his first notes with the recifion and independence of the new-lledged thrush in the woodland chorus. If lus listeners were few, they were certainly more select. If they possessed no wide range of music then selves, they heard him with no less appreciation. And what Rossetti actually did himself is per haps surpassed by what he inspired others to do. the man possessed uu equaled magnetizing p-operties th.it remit-red active all the genius which came under his influence. He had in unuMial measure the power of fe- cundatiu thought in other minds: he was always full of suggestion to others, so that he was fitted in an eminent degree to be the founder ol a new school of art I should hardly call new, however, the prerahaelite movement, of which Dante Rossetti was ttie originator and the ruling spirit, when its object was to go back to the old and seek to pro luce again the simplicity of the early masters. Tiie Fre-Raphaltite Brotherhood has no desire to "splash as no one splash ed before," but sought realistic ef fects in art. It would paint a flower or a lake as it is, without any effort to improve on nature. The school itself, as such, may have soon come to naught ; but Rossetti has iefG his impress on the younger, poets of England, of whom we may regard Mr. Swinburne and Mr. Morris the chief representatives. W. H. Osborne. NORTHWESTERN NORTH CAROLINA. Its Resources and Development. Honorable Thomas J. Jarvis, Gov ernor of North Carolina : Sir : In accordance with the ar rangement made with the Board of Agriculture, I entered on the work of the Uuitetl States Geological Sur vey, August 15, and organized, un der the orders of the Director, th3 Appalachian Division, making Bris tol, Tennessee, the centre of opera lions. I he sweep of the work in cluded a large and most interesting section of this State, and furnished me an opportunity to ohserve many things connected with its resources and progress, of which, I am sure, from your well known interest in all matters of that sort, you will 'ie gratified to have report, however general aud brief. The season's work of the Division covered, with a minute topographical survey, nearly 2,000 square miles in this State. laying mostly between the Blue Ridge and Smokv ranges, from the French Broad and Swanna- noa, to the Fork of New river, ex tending westward through Virginia and Tennessee into Kentucky. The me.iibers of the several corps were gathered from all par s of the Union ; some of them had be,-n on the Ro ;ky Mountain surveys. The region was thus brought under the observation of men qualified to ohserve and com pare and judge ; and the minute and authoritative information in regard to the wonderful and undeveloped resources of this part of the State, vhich will be thus di fused even in cidentally throughout the continent. will tell at once upon its develop ment. Some of the most efficient members of the Division were tempt 3d strongly to quit the service and embark in some of the numerous promising enterprises which solicit itt'ntiunon every hand. The im mediate purpose, of the topographical work of t his season was, of course, to furnish a basis for geological work equally minute which is to follow next year, and after. So much in general. Five years ago I visited, oy request, the United States Coast Survey observers, who were carrying a triangulation through the Piedmont on the Summit of tli3 Smith Moun tains and the Brushy Mountains. Beginning the navy triangulation from the same summits last October, I traversed the same sections by the same roads. The communities visit ad have in the interval gone forward as with a bound. There is a must notable improvement in fields, fences, roads, houses, in agricultural imple ments, methods and results. The wheat drill and thresher, the cotton patch and commercial fertilizer, have climbed the flanks of the South Mountains and the Brushs, and are invading the foot hills of the Blue Ridge. But the most extensive changes have occurred in the region beyond the Ridge, the terra incognita ot the State and the continent. The mica industry is still prominent and pros perous in Mitchell and Yancey. Some of the oldest mines are still yielding hanasorae profits, and new ores of good promise have been re cently opened. The Boston capital ists who came to the Museum a year ago to i lquire for a mica mine, have purchased the one recommended, and have introduce 1 superior mining ma chinery and methods, and find it one of the most profitable mines of the region. And one of the oldest mines, near Burusville, is still yielding a ton or more of marketable mica per month, worth about $50,000 per an iiu.il. This mine has made half a dozen fortunes and is more profitable now than ever. There is increase"! interest and ac tivity in copper mining also. The Elk Knob mine has been successful ly opened and the mining engineer reports both the size and richness of the ore as surpassing the promise oi its reraarlca'ila outcrops. But the greatest activity and en terprise is shown in the search for an exnloration of the fine iron ores of this Iron Mountain region, whicu re alizes the ancient description "Whose tones are iron ami outof whose hilts thou mavest dig brass." These are the ores which were carried to Pitts burg three year3 ago. and which the analysis, nubhshed in the lormer State report, show to be equal to the best in the world. I have ha I to make a dozen special reports on these ores within a year past, ana tut region ha? been traversed by nuiner ous parties of geologists and experts and capitalists, and a great number of sales aud leases have been ma le and many new ore beds opened and hundreds of samples carried North for analysis. The Cranberry ore bed has been opens I on a larger scale, and man thousand tons of ore trans ported to Northern furnaces ; and nreoarations are making to erect furnaces on the ground, where al ready quite a village has sprung up. Eight air drills are at work, and sixty tons of ore raised per day ; and additional compressors are nearly completed, which will Micrease the product to 250 tons. The Diamond has been pushed across the vein 120 feet and has not touched the further wall. As vou are aware, this enter prise has already involved an outlay of about $l,000.000,and vet it is only in its first stage. The Cranberry narrow gauge Railway is itself on of the notable engineering exploit of the country. The bed of the road, for six miles, is hewn out of a rugged tortuous canon, whose walls rise almost vertically a thousand feet or more from the bed of the Doe riv. r This road has opened up one ol th richest sections of the continent, to which this was the only gateway. -4nd the six months since the com pletion of it has effected a veritable revolution, values have been enhanc ed, more in that time than in any century before. Many other ore beds of the same quality have been opened in the neighborhoo l,and preparations are raaking'to eiect furnaces at these points also. Lumber mills have been planted in all directions about the terminus of this road, on both sides of the Smoky Mountains and the Yellows, and have climbed nearly up to the top of the Roan. , Not less than two million feet of cherry lumber have been cut already, and it is sent to market as rapidly as transportation can be furnished. One mill on Elk river, near the Grandfather, has al ready manufactured 800,000 feet of such cherry timber as the market of the North have not known before. Here are the forests which irave been described in the publications of the survey for a dozen years, as the finest on the continent, aud the typical trees several times described, thirty-six inches in diameter an I seventy feet to the first limb, and containing above 3.00J feat of ' lum ber, worth $250 more thau the price of a square mile of these magnificent forest lands a lew years ago. The owner ot this ram recently onerea 2,000 for the cherry timber on is 500 acre tract near the foot of Grand father of which tha owner was anx ious to sell tne ice simple a tew years ago for 20J. The mill near the top of the Roan las m.niufacture.l 2J0.0J0 feet, and las 7.000 trees still to cut, before bo.ing removed to another cove, a few miles distant. Among these is one of four and a half diameter, the larg- st yet measured by theso old lum bermen. Besides cherry, these mills are cutting walnut, ash, birdseve naple, black birch (mahogaivy) aud )pular, and shipping north and northwest. The walnut attains a di ameter ot eignt teet (in one case nine); ash, six feet; maple, five; birch, five ; poplar, eight ; and the forests of these with chestnuts, eight and ten feet on the slopes and bench es of the Smoky, strongly suggest the giant groves of Mariposa. Some if my scientific lnends whom I have recently met in that region, confess ed that they had discounted the rep resentations ot the geological reports in regard to the ores and the forests, but now acknowledge that they have never seen thein matched. But the incidental improvement of the coun try is more important than the direct nd immediate advantages of the ac cess of the railway and lumber mill. The common roa Is have been gra lad and new ones made in a region most difficult, in order to reach the market with lumber. And wi h new and bett3i roads have come new set tler, with other industr.es; also bet ter houses, an I better an I more active intelligent and profitable farming. Within a few years p ist it has been found that the high plateau north of the Black and the Grandfather.which until recently scarcely numbered wueat among its crops, is really one of the best regions of the State just as it has been found within a few years that it can produce the fine yellow tobacco alo ig Granville and Caswell. By wav of further illustrat ing the rarity as well as importance ot the resources of the region and of the directions in which the new de velopment is manifested, I give one fact out of many. Near the base of the Grandfather I passe I a new and large and co.mnodious d. veiling into which a family immigrated fron Vir ginia had just moved within a week, i'he tarm.one of the best inthe region, had been purchased during the year at a very low pri'".e, payable in five years, without interest. And a crop of wild cranberries, of over tw i hun dred bushels, had been hauled ten miles to a new railway and sent to ciie Northern market. So that this volunteer crop will easily pay the purchase money before it falls due. It woald be diificult to fin I the new country West, or in au3 other direc tion, which can surpass this in wide open avenues to prosperity and lor- tune for the enterprising. There are broad areas of mountain land, wilder nesses yet untouched, with a soil tuat, in the midTie region oi the State, would rank with that of the bottoms," and such forests as are never seen east ot the Blue Ridge. Tne sound of the steam whistle, of the locomotive aud lumber mill, has invaded the summits of the Black, the Grandfather and the Roan. The completion of two or three more rail road enterprises, already well matur. ed will bring the last of these magni ficent "Southern Reserves" within the sweep of improvement Aud be fore this occurs the United States Geological Survey will have mapped down and advertised to the world its hidden miueral riciies, for the intel ligent direction of tha inflowing mil lions of invading capital, I do not know any so. of North Carolina who would enjoy more thoroughly Lhad yourself. Governor, the inspiring sight of a whole legion of the State, hitherto, for tha most part little better than the wilderness Daniel Booae left i undergoing, a veritable revolution, in t ie way of improvement, within a twelvemonth. ' o this end I beg leave to commend you to a trip next summer to Cran berry and th top of ihe Roan, Very respectfully, j'our odedient servant, W. C. Kerr. HOW TO DEVELOP A BOY'S BRAINS. An incident in the school-life of a teacher, as related bj- herself, illus trates our point.- She had charge of a schDol in a country town early in her career, and among her scholars was a boy about fourteen years old. who cared very little about study ai d showed no interest apparently in anything connected with the school. Day after day he failed in his lessons, and detentions after school hours and notes to his widow ed mother had no effect One day the teacher had sent him to his seat, after a vain effort to get from h i m a correct answer to questions in grammar, and, feeling somewhat nettled, she watched his conduct. Having taken his seat, he pushed the book impatiently aside, and espying a fly, caught it with a dexterous sweep of the hand aud then betook himself to a close in spection of the insect. For fifteen minutes or more the boy was thus occupied, heedless of surroundings, and the expression of his face told that it was more than idle curiosity that possessed uis mind. A thought struck her, which she put into practice at the first opportu nity that day. "Boys,", said she, "What can 3011 tell me about lies ?'" and calling several of the brightest by name, she asked them if they could tell her. something of a fly's constitution and habits. They had very little to say about the insect. They often caught one, but only for sport, and did not think it worth while to study so common an insect. Finally she asked the dunce, who had silently, but with kindling eves, lis tened to what his schoolmates hesitat ingly said. He burst out with a de scription of the head, eyes, wings anu feet of the little creature, so full and enthusiastic that the teacher was astonished and the whole school struck with wonder. He told how it walked and how it ate, and many things which were entirely new to his teachei. So that when he had finished she said: "Thank vou ! You have given us a real lecture in natural history, aud you have learn ed it all yourself." After the school closed that after 1100. 1 she had a long talk with the boy, and found that he was fond of going into the woods and meadows and collecting insects and watching birds, but that his mother thought he was wasting his time. The teacher, however, wisely encouraged him in this pursuit, and asked him to bring beetles and butterflies and caterpil lars to school, and tell what he knew about them. The ooy was delighted by this unexpected turn of affairs, and in a few days the listless dunce was the marked boy of that school. Books on natural history were pro cured for him and a world of wonders opened to his appreciative eyes, lie read and studied an 1 examined; he soon understood the necessity of knoving something ot mathematics, geography and grammar for the suc cessful carrying on of his favorite study, and he made rapid progress in his classes. In short, twenty years latr he was eminent as a naturalist, and owed ins success, as he never hesitated to acknowledge, to that discerning teacher. Winston Lead er. AN UNDISCOVERED SENSE. In a certain printing office in this city, there is a compositor who is deaf and dumb. In the same print ing office there are two other com positors who are endowed with the power of evolving tremendous sneezes when the spirit tickles their noses. One of them is a little, short chubby fellow, with a round, red face. The grandeur of his sneeze is so utterly disproportionate to the diminutive size of his body, that his fellow printers refer to it as "wrong- font sneeze." The other is a tall, raw-boned Yankee, who sneezes ii the good old down-east fashion. Neither of the two compositors who sneeze works in the same alley with the compositor who is deaf and dumb, and the cases between them are so arranged tiiat he cannot see either of them. Nevertheless, when either of them sneezes he always jumps as though a cannon hall were fired into his ear. Of course, he cannot hea; the noise. The question fr the scientists is: How does he know just when to jump. Boston Globe. THE EYESIGHT. Dr. Lundy lavs down the following rules for the better care of the e;es : 1. Avoid reading and stm poor light. 2. Light should come froru the side, and not from the back or from the front. j 3. Do not read or stu.Vy while suf fering great bodily fatigue or during ' recovery fpin illness. 4. Do not read while lying down. 5. Do not use the eyes too long at a time, for near work, but give them occasional periods of rest. 6 Reading and study should be done systematically. 7. During study avoid the stoop ing position, or whatever tends to produce congestion of the head and face. 8. Select well-printed books. 9. Correct errors of refraction with proper glasses. 10. Avoid bad hygienic, conditions and the uss of alcohol and tobacco. 11. Take sufficient exercise in the open air. 12. Let the physical keep pace with the mental culture, for asthen opia is most usually observed in those who are lacking in physical development. Administrator's Notice. HAVING qualified as Administratis, with the wiM annexed, on the estate of Mrs. Tahitha Savage. I hereby notify all persons having claims aginst said da cedant to present the same to me, or my attorney, R. II. Smith, Jr.. on or before the Uth day of February, 18S4, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of recovery. All persons indebted will make payment at once. This Feb. 6th. lSS:i. NANNIE SAVAGE, Administratis. 23tf By R. H. Smith, Jr., Att'y. BUT OUR ENGINE IS 01 COTTON! dji r.o t woriu. ror ramubleU and Prica List. Ulto for SAW M1LLM). .ddris. VukAXTLTUAM 4s TAVLoit OttlTMuaMd. OU 7T. Ml". .1 1 1 . . . : - w .- A NEW DEPARTURE, FROM THE SAME OLD STAND. 'Competition is ths Lire of Trade.' TTAKE this method of informing my Friends. Present and Former Patrons and the public generally, that 1 am still at tne SAME .)t.D STAND at GREEN WOOD, where I am still doins all kinds of work usually done in a Country Shop, and at as Low Fteures as anv Good Workman will do it. 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 WHETTED AT BOT TOM PRICES. Fire Arms Gently Repaired. Also Agent for the Excelsior Cook Stove. 1 mean business, if you don't believe me just call and see for yourself. ery respectfully, jr. V. SAVAGE, Scotland Neck, N C. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. W. II. K ITCH IN & W. A. DUNN, ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS-AT-LAW- (: o :) $5TOfTiceon 10th Street, first door above Main. I TONSORAL ARTIST, Main St.. Near 10th. I KEEP a first-class house and sharp razors. The patronage of my old customers and the public generally so licited. Satisfaction guaranteed. Give me a call. JOHN H. SPEED, Contractor ana Bniiaer, Solicits orders from the town and adjoin mg counties. Satisfaction guaranteed: - References given if required. Scotland Neck. N. C. Aug. 29th, 1882. ji si 1l 'a poajuiueni uoi'joj -stitsg 'oipqnd aqijo oShuiojiEd sipqog 'o m 'Hoas aNvixoos UQpttipi9 put JfoptM Dr. R. JIT. Johnson, f?r"Offiee over Bryan Whitehead's Drug Store. ' Scotlanp Neck, N. C. OiJioe hours from 8 to 5 o'clock; - f PflTTnMiAlrlMP.