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THE COMMOSIWEALTH TUB VOnaONVf'GALTai Scotland Beck, M.C. 7 Seotland Seek, d. a An uncompromising Democratic Jour nal. Published every Thursday morning. AtTerOcsaasjr Bate 1 J. B. NEdL, Manager, 1 inch 1 week. $1.00. 3.60. 1 month, Contracts for any space or time may SabM-rlptUm Bates ; E. E. HILLIARD, Editor. "THE LAND WE LOVE." Terms : $2 00 per year in Advance. be made at the office of The Common- WEALTH. 1 Copy 1 Year. 1 " 6 Months, ii.OO. 1 .00. VOL. I. SCOTLAND NECK, N.C., THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 1883. NO. 48. Transient advertisements must be paid 'or in advance. Commonwealth. E SABBYS PROPHYLACTIC FLUID. ArtleU tor CsUraraal TmaaOj Cm. VW SestrUt and TyphoU FYra. Tmtioa, CTeantl Zr&dicatcs If A LATVIA Pox. Me-aalx. and ajl Contagions Dtsmasc. ruh'M nmu oa the Sick should use it treeiy. Scarlet Fever has sever been known to spread where Ac Fluid was used. YeBow Ferer ku beca cured with it aftas? black Tomit had tavkem plate. The woc cases of Diphtheria yield to A. yeTered ami Sick Per- t SXAIX-FOX iooi refreshed and ' and Bed Sore prTent-j FimSO of Small d by ic with Pox PRETESTED Darby Fluid. ! , , , , Impure Air made ' A m-mber of my ma- barkless and punned. ' u For Sorw Throat it s a P0- 1 Vs4 sure cure. j w. sw i putee, and rnntmrlon WreA oeunous. wn doc CbilblaiE5.r i 1 s. Chafing. te. Khenmatltm creed. Soft White Complex ion scored by its ase. Ship Fever prevented. To purify the Breath, Cleanse the Teeth. it can't be sorpasscd. Catarrh rciicVcd aad cured. Erysipelas cured. Bornarelieredinsrinrty. tictri prevented. Dysentery eared. Wounds heakd rapidly. Scarry cured. An Antidote for Animal or Vegetable PoisT. Stings, etc I used the Fluid during cur present affliction with Scarlet Ferex with de cued advantage. It is iciispensabie to the skk roesa. Wat. F. Saxd oan. Eyrie, Ala. (be house uu in tare i vctts, mad no echo had k. J. W. Pass. ' coon, Philadelphia Diphtheria Prevented. The physicians hare sm Darby Fluid very successfully in the traa. racct of I phtheria. A. STOLLSinmcK. Crtansbora, Akv Tetter dried op. Caolara prevented. ITIeeiw purifiad and healed. Ia i ssas nf TTeatti "4 should be used abose the corpse it via prevent any nspiaas- The rmtasit Phy. afceian. J. MARION ScaflstFerer ; SLMLS, M. D.. Hew York, says: "I am i convinced Prof. Darbys j Prophylactic Fluid is a i valuable T"frrTiTrf Cored. YanderbUt University. Kaahvflle. Team. 1 testier to the most excellent qualities of Prof. Darbys Prophylactic Fluid. As a disinfectant and dKcrge&t it is both theoretically and practically superior to any preparation with which I ant ac paisted. N. T. Lurrox, Prof. ftiiryttfT Darbys Fluid to Re com mended by Hon. Alxxaxdsx H. Stktokms, of Georgia - Rev. Chas. F. Duns, D.D., Church of the Strangers, N. Y.; Jos. LaCoirrB, Columbia. ProC , University ,S.C. Rev. A J. Battls, ProC, Mercer University; Rev. Gso. F. Pines, Bishop 11. . Church. DDISPESSABLK TO EYKRY HOXK. P cried.' y harmless. Used internally or externally for Man or Beast. The Fluid has been thoroughly tested, and we Bare abundant evidence that it has done everything here claimed. For fuller information get of your Druggist a pamphlet or send to the proprietors, J. H. ZEILTX CO.. Matm&ctnring Chemists. PHILADELPHIA GENERAL DIRECTORY. SCOTLAND NECK Mayor W. H. Shields. Commissioners Noah Biggs, M. Hoff man, R. M. Johnson, K. Allsbrook. Meet first Tuesday in each month at 4 o'clock, P M. Chief of Police R. J. White. Assistant Policemen C. W. Dunn, W. E. Whitmore, C. Speed. Sol. Alexander. Treasurer R M Johnson. Clerk K. Allsbrook. CHURCHES : Baptist J. D. Hufham, D. D., Pastor. Services every Sunday at 11 o'clock. A. M., and at 7, P. M. Also on Saturday before the first Sunday at 11 o'clock, A. M. Prayer Meeting every Wednesday night. Sunday School on Sabbath morn ing. Primitive Baptist Eld. Andrew Moore. Pastor. Services every third Saturdav and Sunday morning. Methodist Rev. C. W. Byrd, Pastor. Services at 3 o'clock, P. M. on the second and fourth Sundays. Sunday School on Sabbath morning. Episcopal Rev. H. G. Hilton, Rector Services every first, second and third Sundays at 10j o'clock, A. M. Sunday School every Sabbath morning. Meeting of Bible class on Thursday nigm ai roe residence oi Mr. f. fc. bmith Baptist (colored,) George Norwood. Pastor. Services every second Sunday at 11 o'clock, A. M., and 7, P. M. Sun day School on Sabbath morning. o COr.TTY. Superior Court Clerk and Probate Judge John T. Gregory, nferior Court-Geo. T. Simmons. Register of Deeds J. M. Grizzard. Solicitor A. J. Burton. Sheriff R. J. Lewis. Coroner J H Jenkins. Treasurer E. I). Browning. Co. Supt. Pub. Instruction D C Clarlr. Keeper of the Poor House John Ponton Commissioners Chairman, Aa'on Pres- cott, sterling Johnson, Dr. W. R wood, John A. Morfleet, and M W tatehead. superior Court Every third Monday ui atsreu na oepiemoer. ln5!rj0r Cottrt Every third Monday in r curuary, May. August and November, Judge of Iuferior Court T. N. Hill. JUST THE PIPER THE PECPLE ttMT ED. OLDHAM'S WESTERN SENTINEL.! (Established 1852.) OI 1 4. - Tl J A. W. W suouiu ue oeau at &very 1 rresiae in . 1 Western North Carolina. Full of News, Fan. General Information and Something to Interest Everybody SEES 50 CEBTS AT3TRT IT TKICC3THS WINSTON, N C. . NOTICE. T1TE have one hundred town lots for T sale in this town. Some of them are very desirable.' This is a - rapidly growing town, and persons wishing to secure good places lor residences and ous iness stands, and to make good invest ment, will do well to call on us. -KITCiiU 4 DUNN. OUR COTJHTRY. BY JOHN GREKXLKAF WHTXTIER. Read at Roseland Park, Woodstock, Conn., July 4, 1SS3. We give thy natal day to hope, O country of our land and prayer, The way is down no fatal slope, But up to freer sun and air I Tried as by turnacefires, and yet By God's grace only stronger made, To meet new tasks before thee set. Thou shalt not lack the old-time aid. The fathers sleep ; but men remain As wise, as true, and brave as they, Why count the loss and not the gain ? The best is that we have to-day. Whate'er of folly, shame, or crime Within thy mighty bounds transpires, With speed defyingpace and time Comes to us on the accusing wires ; While of thy wealth of noble deeds. Thy homes of peace, thy votes unsold. The love that pleads for human needs. The wron redressed, but half is told ! Each poor wretch, in his prison cell Or gallows noose, is interviewed ; We know the single sinner well, And not the nine and ninety good. Yet, rf on daily scandals fed, We seem at times to doubt thy worth, We know thee still, when all is said, The best and dearest spot on earth. From the warm Mexic Gulf, or where, - Belted with flowers, Los Angeles Basks in the semi-tropic air, To where Katahdin's cedar trees 4 . Are dwarfed and bent by Northern winds, Thy plenty's horn is yearly filled ; Alone, the rounding century rinds Thy liberal soil by free hands tilled. A refuge ror the wronged and poor, Thy generous heart has borne the blame That, with them, through thy open door. The Old World's evil outcasts came. But. with thy just and equal rule. And labor's need and breadth of lands, Free press and rostrum, church and school. Thy sure, if slow, transforming hands Shall mould even them to thy design, Making a blessing of the ban ; And Freedom's chemistry combine The alien element of man. The power that broke their prison bar And set the dusky millions free. And welded in the flame of war The Union fast to Liberty. Shall it not deal with other ills. Redress the red man's grievance, break The Cireean cup with shames and kills, And Labor full requital make '? Alone to such as fitly bear Thy civic honors bid them fall. And call thy daughters forth to share The rights and duties pledged to all. No lack was in thy primal stock. No weakling founders builded here. Thine were the men of Plymouth Rock, The Huguenot and Cavalier. . And they whose firm endurance gained The freedom of the souls of men. Whose hands, unstained with blood. maintained The sword less commonwealth of Penn And thine shall be the power of all To do the work which duty bids. And make the people's council hall As lasting as the Pyramids ! Well have thy later years made good Thy brave-said word a century back. The pledge of human brotherhood, The equal claim of whie and black. That word still echoes round the world. And all who hear it turn to thee, And read upon thy flag unfurled The prohecies of destiny. The great world-lesson all shall learn, The nations in thy school shall sit. Earth's farthest mountain-tops shall burn With watch-fires from thy own uplit. Great without seeking to be great By fraud or conquest, rich in gold, But richer in the large estate Of virtue which thy children hold. With peace that comes of purity, And strength to simple justice due, So runs our loyal dream of thee ; God of our fathers ! mike it true 1 . O Land oi lands ! to thee we give Our prayers, our hopes, our service free; For thee thy sons shall nobly live, And at thy need shall die for thee. LETTER FBOlf GEN. COX. Badky.Badks, July 2d, 1885. We have recently visited some of the most amportent places and inter esting parts of Germany. This coun try nboonds in hroo and coal, and we were surprised to find so many foun daries in successful operation. She also possesses many other valuable minerals, as well as mines of precious gems.' Her fiae marble and' slxte quiiTiea sot slj twpply the tetzl d mand, but are largely exported to other lands. In many sections the manufacture of textile fabrics, such as linen, silk, wool, etc., is extensive- y carried on, and her potterywarc is justly celebrated. Occupying a central position in Europe, much of the southern part of her territory is rolling and mountain ous, but the mountains are not so high as to forbid the labor of man from bringing them into cultivation. The northern part of the government is level and much of the soil natural y poor and sterile, yet by means of ditching, irrigating and intelligent husbandry, all lands susceptible of improvement are made reasonably productive. The mode of cultivation here differs essentially from ours. The manufacture of beet sugar is an important industry, and owinp to the scarcity of fuel great interest is now taken in forestry cultivation. Germany is not surpassed in her educational facilities. Germany not only possesses some of the finest uni versities in the world, but her com mon schools extend their blessings to every household and give to each one the essentials of a good education. Her military system is recognized as the most perfect in .Europe. Every man is required to serve for three years in the army, with the exception of a favored few who escape with one year's service. At the expiration of his term of enlistment the s ildier is not really discharged, for though per mitted to return to private life his name is still borne on the rolls, his residence is noted and he constitutes a part of what is known as the re serve force. On a peace basis the German army numbers less than a half a million of men, but it is esti mated that an army of one million and a quarter can be concentrated at a given point at twenty-four hours' notice. The soldiers are well uni formed, martial in their bearing and a splendid looking set of men ; indeed the Germans generally present a fine appearance. By the treaty of 1871. providing for a confederation of the German states, be civil power is divided .into two departments. The first consists of the Imperial- and by far the most im portant department and the latter of tnc Reichstag, or the elective branch of the government, which really ex ercises simply a restraining influence over the imperial power. The result of the Franco Prussian war was most fortunate for these people. It gave tr-em a much coveted territory con taining a population of a million and a half of people in sympathy with their views ; and the war indemnity paid by France defrayed the expen ses of the war, extinguished the pub lic and railroad dabts and left a sur plus in the treasury more than suffi cient to run the government for one year Berlin, the capital of Prussia, as- pires to De trie nanasomcsc city in Europe. In her development is fur .. -a . nished an example of the benefits de rived from the possession of wise and sagacious rulers. Situated on the banks of the magnificent river Spree, in the midst of a sandy desert plain, she attained no importance pnor to the reign of Frederick the Great, but under his fostering care became a city of 150.000 inhabitants. That wise statesman and great soldier. against a combination which pursued him with a seven years war, raised his country into the first rank among nations. Superior to the prejudices of his age he practiced religious tol eration, and by the patronage ot let ters and in the search of deep philos ophy "wove such a halo around his name that a history of his life reads more like the embellishment of fancy than an unimpassioned narrative of ! facts. , Under the present confederation Berlin became the capital of the Ger man empire, and Bismarck has prov ed to the new city what Frederick was to the old. She is now the pivo tal point of all political movements, and no continental, nation hazards any great important movement against another- without first ascer taining the temper and , consulting the wishes of this imperial centre, dominated by the massive brain and imperturbable will of the first diplo matist of the age. . Under the new impulse given to her, Berlin is mov ing forward with rapid strides, and already numbers one million and a quarter inhabitants. In her univer sity there are 6,000 students, and in her Polytechnic over 3,000, and we were not prepared to find among them so many young men from the United States. The chief appointments of the city are modern, and but for the presence of so many soldiers she would resem ble an American city. She rejoices in the possession of an elevated rail way, broad and well paved streets, palatial business and dwelling houses street cars, electric lights, a magnifi cent park and English sparrows. The latter, like his human prototype, found in all countries, hovers covet ously near while you are eating.ready upon the slightest recognition to ad vance and partake of your hospitali ty. From Berlin we visited Potsdam, and were shown over the palace and beautiful grounds of Sans Souci, which was for a long time the resi dence of Frederick the Great. Oue of the most interesting points at this place is the celebrated old wind-mill. the owner of which refused to sell it to thi3 man of more than imperial power, but who had too much respect for law to force him to do so. Anoth er interesting point was his favorite walk, where his pet grey -hounds and horse are buried, and where he hoped finally to rest. On their monuments are marked their names and the dates of interment. The palace was unoc cupied during a period of fifty years after his death, and his library and other apartments are still preserved as ue leu them. 1 he grounas are now splendidly kept, and while we we-e there many people were walking through them, and the varied and lux uriant foliage, handsome flowers and ninety. six fountains in full play gave the place an animated and striking appearance. j While in Potsdam we called to see a member of tne American Congress, who is on a visit to his Fatherland, and who the day before had informed us that when he emigrated to Ameri ca he went from necessity as a steer age passenger. Had he remained in his native country, where the maxim prevails of ne sutor ultra crepidam, he would doubtless be receiving but few hundred marks per annum, whereas now he returns as an honor ed and trusted legislator of the great republic, with an annual salary of over 20,000 marks. A journey by rail of ten hours. through a country of varied indus tries, brought us to the principal citv of the former confederation of the Rhine. Its name is often mentioned by those who have no idea of its ex istence ; but think rather of a per fume used by certain sons of Adam to make them more sweet, and by young ladies under the mistaken im pression that they can "add new per fume to the rose." Like faithful pil- grims, on reaching cologne we re paired at once to her wonderful cathe dral ; this building, though commenc ed over six hundred years azo. was onlv com Dieted within the last lew years' It presented the singular phe nomenon of a part having decayed while the other part was under pro cess of construction. We will not attempt a description of this edifice further than to remark that it is adorned with over 5.000 pinnacles. each of which is surmounted by separate flower ; the beautiful stained glass of its mediaeval windows afforws an admirable opportunity of compar ison with the finest work of the pres ent day. The whole region of the Rhine is replete with incidents of ancient, and modern history, tradition and legend. Crumbling ruins and dis mantled towers crown the hills of either bank, and like the memory of their original owners are often but monuments of barbarism, supersti tion and plunder ; yet like the stories of Robin Hood, Blue-Beard and simi lar characters, they bear a glint of ro mance which attracts you to them. While in Cologne we visited the church of St. Uisula and saw in crypts, walls ; and sarcophagi the bones of the 11,000 virgins, who re turning from the Holy Land with St. Ursula were brutally murdered by Attilla the Hun and his followers.! Above the allw there ialApnV representing their martyrdom. and the body of the saint is pierced by many arrows. At the Church of St. Gereon we saw on the walls above the choir the skulls of 450 menks who were slaughtered by order of the tyrant Diocletian. It was proposed. for a consideration, to show us other bones and relics, but we had seen enough. Now we will tell your little readers a story as told to us, and like all true stories it must have a proper be ginning. So, once upon a time, when the plague raged in Cologne, the wife of the knight Mengis was attacked by the malady and fell into a death like swoon. She was interred in the Apostles church, which we visited. She aad on when buried much fine jewelry which certain robbers visited the tomb to secure, and in their ef forts to remove it from her person she was awakened from her trance. With the shroud flowing about her she returned to the house of her hus band. He thought she was a ghost and declared he would sooner believe that his horses could ascend to the top of his house than that his depart ed wife should return alive. The words had scarcely been spoken when horses' hoofs were heard ascending the stairs and soon their heads were seen looking out of a window in the upper story of the house. In com memoration of this wonderful event statues of two white horses were i ade and placed in the identical po sition the horses occupied. While I passing in front of the house to our surprise we saw the heads of those horses peering out of the third story window. In consequence of Carlisle's dys peptic arraignment of this city for its filth and obnoxious odors we expect ed to find it a very foul place. During our drive we passed through hand some and well paved streets with large and well arranged stores, and saw many beautiful aud new build ings. Discovering no offensive odors we directed the driver to take us through the narrowest and filthiest street he could find. He was greatly amused and drove us through one that was so narrow that the hubs of the wheels almost touched the walls. Evidently no carriage had passed through it within the memory of its youngest inhabitant. All ages gath ered ithinthe doors and windows to witness the sight ; they were re spectful and good natured, but here also we failed to discover any unusu ally offensive odors, for this narrow street was properly policed. Among groups of children which gathered in our rear, we threw a few small coins. at which they were at first amazed, theu greatly delighted and followed ourcarriage with the liveliest interest. We spent a night at Bonn and the next day visited its places of chief interest This was a Roman city and possessed a fortress probably found ed by Drusus ; it is frequently men tioned by Tacitus. Here the Chris tians suffered many persecutions un der the Roman emperors, which ceas ed during the reign of Constantine the Great ; his mother is said to have founded the cathedral or minster. whinh ia rtv.rdfd as an obiect of great interest. The present univer- sitv wan founded hv the King of Prussia in 1818, and maintains a high rank as an educational institution. During the day we took a steamer for Mayence. The beauty of the scene ry, historical assaciotions and facili ties for travel make the Rhine one of the most attractive rivers in the world. It is estimated that over million persons pass up and down its waters every season, and when we consider the amount of money each one must necessarily expend an idea may be formed of the revenue deriv ed from this source alone. Yet this is by no means the only reliance for the numerous hills upon the banks are covered with vineyards, which produce the finest grapes, from which the famous Rhine wines are made, , a few selling as high as $00 a cask, and are difficult to procure at that price. In addition to thj, fine mar ble and slate quarries are found in the neighborhood, and are xt$naive lv worked. While numerous towns and villages are dotted along, the banka, we passed no city of' impor- tanoe unll we reached Coblentz, at tj&tvic tiv JtiiM 9fi the -V - ln2 Moselle. This city is justly consid ered the most beautiful place on the river. We arrived here about 6 p. m. and during a drive we took through the city crossed the Moselle over an old bridge erected by the Romans, and afterwards drove through a beau tiful park along the banks of the Rhine. Directly opposite the city rises the imposing fortress of Ehren- breitstein, which during all the sieges it has undergone has never been tak en by direct assault. The garrison consists of 5,000 men, but it is capa ble of accommodating 100,000. The next day we enjoyed a delight ful sail up the river to Mayence. The whether was faultless &nd the numer ous steamers plying up and down the river gave additional attraction to the natural beauty of the scenery Mayence is situated at the confluence of the Rhine and the Main, and be ing a place of great strategic impor tance in addition to the fortifications heretofore at this place new works of great magnitude have recently been added. In driving through the city we were shown an interesting Roman monument and other venerable re mains, among them a tablet in mem ory of Fustrada, the wife of Charle niagne. In a square named by Napo leon the "Guttenberg Platzy" we saw the handsomest monument to Gut ten berg, executed from a design by Thorwaldseu, and paid for by contri butions from all parts of the world. In looking upon this statue we could but reflect how little the original knew of what a foe to oppression and wrong he had invoked and what a contribu tion he had made to the improvement of his race by his great discovery. Heidelberg is beautifully situated on the river Neckar In eur eyes its great attraction is the University ; a plain, venerable old building, from whose walls have issued some of the ripest scholars in Germaay. The students, of which there are at pres ent 1,200, are generally divided into different corps, between which jeal ousy and bad blood often exist. Duels are sometimes fought which the au thorities are unable to prevent. Some of them are peculiar, only one of which I will mention as related to me by a person who witnessed the funeral. A challenge was passed and accepted between two students. They were in earnest. There was no dress-parade about it. They agreed to draw lots as to who should kill himself and the one upon whom the lot fell had no alternative but to car ry out the agreement. Did su.h rules prevail in our sister State of Virginia what afflictions she would have es caped A magnificent old building of the 13th century, half fortress aud halt castle, stands iu a commanding posi tion above the city. Still grand in its ruin, full of historical associations and picturesque in its situation, it must be seen to be appreciated. In one room of its cellar we saw an im mense cask we thought the largest in the world, but were mistaken, for in the adjoining room is one said to contain 283,200 bottles, or about 800 hogsheads of wine, and which has been filled several times. In front of .hi cask is a picture of the court jester who always drank from fifteen tn eighteen bottles a dav. Think of - mo " the carousals held in this old castle in former days, and say whether the world is not improved ! We were anxious to see what we had not seen since leaving America, and attracted by the name, we hasten ed on to Black Forest. To reach this place we passed through a highly cultivated section of country where the people were chiefly engaged in leathering hay, aud upon returning from the mountain we were surprised to find Quite a little snow in these moaAnvR. The forest itself does not differ either in products or characteristics from the mountains in the western part of the State, with the exception that they are not high and the country not so wild with us. The population is chiefly Moravian and like those people with us they were courteous, intelligent and as far as ascertained prosperous. " 'lhis is the great lumber regiou of Southern Germany. The trees are felled during the winter, carried to neighboring stream a, fastened togeth er and upon the rise of the water in spring these rafts are cat-'lcre in the presence of numbers of spectators and floated down the Rhine to vari- us markets. Baden-Baden is the most famous watering place in Europe. Every thing that money and taste can ac complish to improve its many natural advantages has been done, and the result is an eminent success. During the season some of the finest bands in Europe daily perform in the grounds set apart for this purpose, where throngs of people from all parts of the world are seen promenading. In addition there are beautiful drives, ielightful baths, mineral springs and public halls of entertainment. For merly this place was celebrated for gambling which was participated in oy persons of all classes. The mag nificent casino rented for over $50,000 a year. Think of the fortunes lost and hopes blasted by the ventures here made, and say whether the world is not improved ! The Emperor of Germany has abolished gambling throughout the empire. W. R. Cox. THE FIRST ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE. Starting with the first telegraph line put in operation between Balti more and Washington, on May 24, 1844, America has brought the world a marvelous crop of kindred wonders within less than half a century. The telephone, phonograph, aurophone, microphone, electric light, and now the electric locomotive are legitimate children, and direct descendants of the telegraph, and, what especially moves our national pride, - are all wholly American. During the past month those who attended the Chica go Railroad Exposition have had an opportunity to witness the successful workings of an electric railway, which made the circuit of the gallery of the exposition building. This electric railway, however, was not the "first one thrown open to the public in this country," as has been generally otated by the newspaper correspondents who witnessed at Chicago the substitution of electrici ty for steam in railway locomotion. Dr. Charles Grafton Page, who was born at Salem, Mass., on January 28, 182, and died in Washington, D. C, on May 5, 1868, was the first in ventor and builder of the "electro magnetic locomotive. He construc ted an electrical machine when only ten years of age, and graduated at Harvard University in 1832. In 1838 '40 he practiced medicine in Virginia, and 1839-40 he filled the chair of professor of chemistry in Columbia College, in the district of Columbia. In 1840 he was appointed examiner in the United States patent office, which office he held until his death. He was a frequent contributor to Silliman's Journal, and is the au thor of a concise and'complete trea tise upon the subject of electric science and discovery. He had been for years perfecting machinery for the effective and economical use of electro magnetism as a motive power, aad has so far succeeded as to be able to use it for the propulsion of machinery, and as a locomotive force. Iul851 he constructed at Washington a locomotive to run by electricity, and at its first trial, on April 29 of the same year, on the Washington Branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, it more than exceeded the expectation of the inventor, though many difficulties were encountered in matters of detail- The trip was made from Washington to Bladensburg in 39 minutes, including five stops, and the greatest speed attained was at the rate of 19 miles an hour. A Quiet Quaker. While the Hampton Legion were encamp d on the banks of the Opequan, in Va.,n old Quaker rode into camp. He was mounted on the back Of a sorry look ing mule and was himself, with his "thees" and "tbous," a typical speci men of an atiti-belhgerent from the backwoods. The boy jeered him from one end of the camp to the other, but be patf little attention to them until he reached the head quarters of Colonel Hampton, where, being met and cordially greeted by a number of officers, he quietly raised the colored glasses thai concealed his eyes, removed a wig and revealed the familiar features of one cf the most daring scouts in the Army of Virginia. He had just returned from Washington, run the line of pickets on the Maryland side, brought a lot of Northern newspapers, together, with a mass of private information that subsequently proved rt great moment to the Commander-in-Chief, and in his quiet disguise had pre seated himsef for further orders. It is needless to say that he had .a welcome that night from his comrades 9 ma h.ava'-M.M 1 in arms ruvu suwayat accord to each other Cor. PkiL Time.