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THE COMMONWEALTH. COMMONWEALTH Advertising Rates t HE WEAL1 An uncompromising Democratic Jour nal . Published cverr Thursday morning. E E. HILLIARD, Prop'r. 0 1 inch 1 week, 1 "1 month. SI .00. $2.50. 1 GEO. M. CARR, Editor. " THE LAND WE LOVE. Terms : $2 00 per year in Advance. Contracts for any space or time may Snl!criil ion Rates ; be made at the olliee of The Common wealth. 1 Copy 1 Year. 1 G Months, $2.00. $1.00. SCOTLAND NECK, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 1883. VOL. I. NO. 52. Transient advertisements must be paid for in advance. THE H. KITCHEN. W. A. DUNN. KITCHEN & DUNN, ATTOKXFVS Sr COUNSELLORS AT LAW, Scotland Neck, X. C, jvOffice on 10th Street, iirst door above Mam. Dr. R. M. Johnson, -r5- 4-j. ."-r ----- 1 i 5 EiSOffioe over Bryan & Whitehead's Drug Store. Scotland Neck, N. C. Office hours from S to 5 o'clock. JOLISON WHITEHEAD, Tonsorial Artist, Main Street, - - Near Tenth, SCjtf LAND NECK. 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. BRYAN & WHITEHEAD WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRUGGISTS Or. Main and 10th Sts., opposite Post Office, SCOTLAND NECK, N. C.v AND DEALERS IN Stationery and Toilet Articles, Braces, Trusses, Taints, Oil-- Varnishes, Dve Stull Glass, Putty, Carbon Oil, Lamps, Chimneys, &c. State Agents for J. W. Weakley, Jr., & Co'? Electro Magnetic Brush. Country Merchants will nnd it to their interest to call and examine goods and prices before buying elsewhere. Physicians Prescriptions accurately compounded at all hours, day or night, .ru'l orders answered with care and dis patch. t-ar Stock kept complete by frequent arrivals. Notice. BY VIRTUE of power in me vested by a decree of the Superior Court for Halifax county, 1 shall sell for cash in the town of Scotland Neck, on the ISth lay of September next, at 12 o'clock, one live-horse power steam engine and fix tures used therewith, and cne gin. Persons wishing to seethe property can do so by calling on Robert Ferrell, Stew art Hard- or Anthony John. It is loca ted at Anthonj- John's store. . AV. A. DUNN, Kitclr.n & Dunn, Com'r. Attorneys. aug l-l 4t G E N E R A L D I R E CTOR Y. Mayor W. II. Shields. Commissioners Noah Biggs, M. Ilofi- man, It. 31. Johnson, K. Allsbrook. Meet first Mondav m each month at 4 o'clock, P 31. ' Chief of Police J. A. Perry. Assistant Policemen C. W. Dunn, AY. E. Whitmore, C. Speed. Sol. Alexander. Treasurer It 31 Jtfhnson. Clerk K. Allsbrook. CHURCHES : Baptist J. D. Hufham, D. D., Pastor. Services .every Sunday at 11 o'clock, A. 31., and at 7, P. 31. Also on Saturday before the first Sunday at 11 o'clock, A. 31. Prayer 3Ieeting every Wednesday night. Sunday School on Sabbath morn ing. Primitive Baptist Eld. Andrew 3Ioore. Pastor. Services every third Saturday ana sunaay morning. 3Iethodisfc Rev. C. W. Bvrd. Pastor. Services at 3 o'clock, P. 31. on the second and fourth Sundays. Sunday School on oaooata morning, Episcopal Rev. II. G. Hilton, Rector. Services every first, second and third Sundays at 10 J o'clock, A. 31. Sunday School every Sabbath morning. Meeting of Bible class on Thursday at iiiw residence oi ur. l . smith Uaptist (colored.) Georsre Norwood. Pastor. Seryices every second Sundav U1,U wxuciv, j. iu., ana v. Al. Sun day School on Sabbath morning. o COOT1. superior Court Clerk and Probate Judge John T. Gregory. ntenor Uourt--Geo. T. Simmon Register of Deeds J. 31. Grizzard. Solicitor A. J. Burton. Sheritf R. J. Lewis. Coroner J II Jenkins. Treasurer E. D. Brownincr. Co. Supt. Pub. Instruction D C Clark. Keeper of the Poor Uouse John Ponton. Commissioiers Chairman, Aaron Pres cott, Sterling Johnson, Dr. W. R. Wood, John A. 3Iorfieet, and 31. Whitehead. Superior Court Every third fMonday in 3Iarch and September. Inferior Court Every third 3Ionday in February, May, August and November. Judge ofluferior Court T. N. Hill. v mm THE NEW SOUTH. BY FANNIE II. MARK. She hath put on her strength like a beau tiful robe She will take her own place with the realms of the "lobe Like a storm-beaten tree, she hath raised from the dust. All firmer and stronger to labor and trust. Though her body has laid as the ground and the street. nd the crown of her pride has been trodden bv feet. She will rise and will shine from a loftier height. With a crown of new glory and a star of new light. She hath buried her past in tin silence of years, She hath turned her forever frnn mourn insr and tears ; Now her watchword is 'onwartj P still on ward, if slow i And her daw like the Sprini, is with promise a-glow. ; She hath wealth in her waters,-and wealth in her lands, ; And her destiny lies like a wljeel in Jicr hands : j She can fall, she can rise, as she loiters or hastes, ; She can make, she can mar, asidie gathers or wastes. Oh, if but the hearts of her children are true : If they stand to -their own, if they strug gle a-new j From the woes of her past mi- a grand eur be born. I As the tears c f the eve make.the gems of the me-rn. ' Warrentonj Va. ! DEATH OF JERE BLACK- Judge Black was born la Somerset count-, Pa., on the 10th of January, 1810, He was iu the 73rd year of his age at the time of las daatii. lie was admitted to the bar in 183), and while following his profession took an ac tive part in the stormy politics of those days, when the name of Jack son was the rallying ciy of Democrat ic politicians, and Judge Black was a Democrat throughout tiie whole of his life of the sturdiest Jelfersoniaai and Jacksonian type. In 1842 he was appointed presiding judge of the court of the district in which he re sided, and in 18o2 was elected judge of the Supreme Court of his State and chosen Chief Justice, being re elected to the. same high position in 8e4. On March .", 1867 the day after 3Ir. Buchanan tok his seat as Presi dent, he aopoiuted Jud ,e Black At- tornev-Gencral of the United States, uid three years later, during the stormy period that prcc Hied the out- ireak of our civil war, lie held the portfolio of Secretary of State, con tinuing in that position until Presi dent Buchanan's term of olliee expir ed, on the 1th o! March 18G1. Judge Black was iv. 1873 elected a member of the Pennsylvania consti tutional convent on on the Democrat ic ticket ol delegates at large, and towered aloft i;; that distinguished assemblage of I ennsyivania's repre sentative men. His remarks on leg islative bribery, the aggressive power of corporations in collusion with po- itical rings and kindred subjects were in his characteristic vein, and contributed much to the general tone of the convention's conclusions. Since then Judge black has not held office, but until recently was more or less actively engaged in the practice of his profession, lie argu ed many cases before the Supreme Court of the United States, where his legal ability was held in very high esteem. Although he did not during this period of his life enter actively into politics, vet as a writer on cur rent political topics, and especially as a coiitroversalists, he had no supe rior. His controversy with Senator Henry Wilson concerning the patri otism of Secretary' Stanton and the fidelity with which he supported as a member of tie cabinet the policy of President Buchanan was a master piece of mingled adroitness and sar casm. His other controversies in vindication of the memory of Mr. Buchanan against Ingersoll were marked by the same vigorous style and distinguished for the same abili ty. His great speech before the electo ral commission was the boldest and most striking Phillipie of these latter times. To the people of the Uunited States there have been few persons better known, either in person or by name, tkanthe late Judge Black, and more worthy ot respect for sturdy honesty, uprightness and great abili- ty- J udge Black was about five feet eleven inches in h eight, with shaggy gray eye-brows that in repose gave his features a stermaess of expression wnich was quickly melted away in the humorous twinkle of his eves or as the animation of xDression stole over his face, which had ne ver worn a Dearcl. lie was of hpalthv complexion, strong bodily frane and cicei uurnase. lie aiecl at his residence near rork. la., on Sunday niornino- ThA ill nnss which culminated in his death be ?an auouc a week ago. Operations lor stricture of the urinarv oranns w, re performed ou Monday, luesday ai id Wednesday for the nurnose of afrn I iug temporary relief, and the fina operation on Thursday morning. Notwithstanding the favorable bulle tins in regard to his condition, it was the opinion of those best qualified to know that lie could not survive. The direct cause of his death was taxre- mia, a poisonous condition of the blood. Saturday morning Judge Black's condition seemed somewhat more favorable, but the physicians recognized the fact that the apparent improvement did not justify hope of his recovery. He gradually grew worse, his breathing increasing in rapidity without abatement in other symptoms, and there seemed to be a oradual, general failure of all the vital forces. He was conscious to' within a few moments of his death, and pass ed away without a struggle. Shortly before Judge Black died he said to his wife, "How can I fear to cross the dark river when my fath er waits for me on the other shore," and added, "Would I were as com fortable about all I leave behind un finished in this world," and then breathed the following earnest prayer : "Oh, Thou beloved and most merciful HeavenPy Father,from whom I had my being, and in. whom I have ever trusted, if it be Thy will, grant that may sufferingss end, and that I speedilv be called home to thee. And O, my God, bless and comfort Thee, my itfaiy." Neics cy Observer. EXTENSIVE PEDESTRIAS.ISSI. A WAOC ACROSS AUSTRALIA 2,000 fll.ES THROUGH A WILDERNESS. Mr. Ernest Morrison, a son of Mr. George Morrison, of the Scotch Col lege, Greelong, Victoria, sa3rs the London Ti mes, is a young man whose love of exploration and adventures lias led him thus eariy in life to un dertake long rambles in the back country of the colonies. Several years ago he determined to devote his vacation to a walk from Queens cliffe, some forty miles south of Mel bourne, on the western shores of Port Philip,to Adelaide,the capital of the adjacent colony ol South Austra lia. This journey he accomplished apparently without much difficulty, and his success nerving him to great er efforts he planned a still longer walk. lie determined to cross the continent from north to south, start ing from the shores of the Gulf of Carpentaria, and making Melbourne his goal a similar journey to that undertaken by Burke and Willis, ex cept that his starting point was the northern instead of the southern shores of the continent. He set out from Normantou, on the Gulf ol Carpentaria, a week before Christmas, unaccompanied and un armed, and followed down the Dia mantina and Thomson rivers into Central Australia. He struck the Bulloo at Thargommdah and the Par co at Hungerford. North of Thargo mindah he was caught by very heavy rains, and the level country therea bouts was so Hooded that for a dis tance of some 2o0 miles he had near ly as much swimming and yading as walking. These central plateaus are occasionally subject to "tremendous floods, which extend as farasthee3Te can reach, and, as a rule, put a com plete stop to locomotion. Even when the waters have subsided the country is almost impassable owing to the .depth and holding character of the deposit of black mud lett behind, which, however, is to a certain ex tent of advantage to the squatter as a fertilizer to the soil. Mr. Morrison crossed the i'iver Dar ling at Wilcannia, well know.i as one of the hottest places on the glo'be.the Lac hi an at Booligal, the Murrui-bid-gee at Hay, and the 3Iurry at Echi3ca, whence his route southward l.y through a well-settled country. II finally reached Melbourne in safety after an adventurous walk of some 2,000 miles, which occupied him 120 days. The fatigue he underwent and the risks he ran in the course of this long, solitary excursion, can be fully appreciated by those only who know Central Australia, The jour ney was made in the height of sum mer, when at places like Wilcannia and Echucas it is by no means un common for the mercury to stand at from 110 deg.to 120 deg.,in the shade. North of the northern limits of Victoria the blacks are apt to show hostility to exploring parties, and a man who ventures in this country alone and unarmed must be possess ed o no small amount of hardihood. Thebr;ef report of Mr. Morrison's walk stages t'aat his rate of traveling was much: impeded by the heavy weight he had to carry ; but it would be interesting to learn with what store of provisions he commenced his lournev. as iurnisning a guiue 10 f "TT.- " "I A those explor ers who have to econo mize space and weight as lar as prac ticcable. Mr. Morrison's feat com mands the admiration of all interest ed in exploration, and must be set down as one, of tuc most remarkable of pedestrian achievements. There is a German superstition that the finger pointed at a star wi certainly rot away, because the an gels kill it, and the Ojibways warn . . , ., . . J r 1 11.. ttieir cnudren not to point at me ... i.ii- -11 ii-.i.1 n.... ,i moon, x-e.iiins Lueiu buiiu 11 me) vi, Dhb -hitX. t h.ir fin,prS ntT. 11 '-' V W AUQWk w v HIGHER EDUCATION. It is a noticeable fact that the large towns do not send as many boj-s to college according to population as they did before the war. We suppose that Raleigh and Wilmington Stmt double as many boys to college in 1850 us they send in 1S83. We can not account for this upon the score of poverty, for the girls are more ex pensively educated now than ever before and in greater numbers. We have been examining some catalogues got up without regard to expense, a.id the enarges ot some ot them are quite dazzling to a pencil driver. There are perhaps one hundred per cent, more girls at the high schools of the State now than there were,, in 1860. Wre do not object to educating the girls and as highly as possible. but we do object oh the score of equality to giving them a better edu cation than the boys. There is sure ly sound reason for this. The men have to run this world. It is all non sense to talk about woman's rights among sensible people who regard the Bible and revere and honor wo man. Her worst enemies are those who would place her in the arena with men to contest for its honors, emolu ments, disappointments, mortifica tions, abuses, slanders and immoral ity. Let woman continue to be the pre siding genius of the household, living a life of refinement and purity, "far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife," shedding a serene radiance upon society and home, and training her children for honor and immortal ity. For the sake of humanity the world is filled with the best good, noble, lovable women and we have known some could ''outstrip all praise praise and make it halt behind her." As the master of poetry elsewhere : "Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety." Revering and loving the memory of mother we would keep the mothers and daughters "unspotted from the world" as St. James has it. Educate the girls and educate them highly, but do not forget or neglect the boys. They are to be the future husbands of the girls. Shall they be ignorant whilst the wives are cultured and bright? The wite to love r.ghtmust respect. The bovs ought to be sent to school, and, when possible, to college. If a boy shows an utter dislike tor books it is of course not of much use to spend money upon educating him highly. That will not be successuu ly'done. The old adage that one man can lead a horse to water but ten men cannot make him drink, will ap ply to education as well. If a boy is lazy and hates the sight of a book let him go at something lie is fitted for. A student life is not lor him. But give the studious and ambitious boys the best opportunities within reach. This way of putting boys to work when they ought to be at school is wrong. It shows a culpable neglect, provided it can be avoided. A par ent should be willing to make any sacrifice to furnish his son with the best means of disciplining and eleva ting and strengthening the mind-for teaching him hoic to tftink. Neither calamitv, nor poverty, nor tyranny can deprive the mind of its int ellect ual furniture. Once lay up rich stores of inforaiation and when misfortunes overtake you there is something to fall baek'&pou. Many a man in this hour is earning his bread and provid ing for his household who once slept Fortune's lap aud was fed with a o-olden snoon. Happily for them they Were educated and acquired informa tion mifl formed habits of industry and now thev have that which creates a living. The intelligent, educated mechanic of the world over commands the highest wages. 4. friend called our attention to an .-litorial in the Richmond Dispatch, of the lAk instant, upon "Vnr City Yrmth anu College Education. ine art tele is so jutucious ana uunav mm, we draw upon it for an extended par-ao-ri ph in the hope that it will stir up the sople of Wilmington, as it may stir u p the people oi lucumoim, s. w the in lp.ortance ot educating tue uoy &, and a; thoroughly as means anu op portunity will allow, ine jjispmun "Why, thei.' loes iviuumonu iiu niah so few stu'dents to our colleges? J .. i t:i i e.,-M Wrc fear the reason is to be found in the eagerness of our youth to begin business andinth.e too ready willing ness of their parents tor them to do so. ISurely it is ingu ume uau outgr own the notion, that college ed ucate on is suitable only for the so called learned professions. Men who obse rve and think ought to see tnat TYinr? . mid more in our times,even what ?o .-...-.Tiiovlv pnllod success m any ot lO J ' I.- a. T 1 1 - . i . 1 1 1 1 .- the tmrsuits ot lite, wuiuepeuu up-un - . . .-l l C intelligence and that development oi mSn d which the discipline ot college Rflm-cation best secures. It is sad en ondi when necessity or the lack ot capacity forces a youtn to uegm iue w rork with no education beyond the l nerest rudiments ; but when neither the means nor the capacity is lacking it seems almost criminal for his par Unfa .n. nw him to do so. Yv ho can i,M,H;n,rrmm pst.imato the evils resulting lrom pi c- . . ,.;ic His.ture entrance into business evils to the individual, to the fa oily, and to the family, and to socl-'.y? Nothing but their own poverty or the lack of capacuvy in their so.i can excuse neglect in a matter - -i' al." Wil. Star. "OUR SARATOGA LETTER (From our correspond' Saratoga Springs, X. Y. A ; ') 'S3 The baggage porter at t who has been connected wi U i: ion. ie Sir Mine v. It li ' .vs ' brhig i .l with ' : J,'2 V. OW, i a few ' eight, wearing itoga Hotels (most of the that one) for the last fifty that ladies generally are i ing as many trunks as .u them this 3-ear. They av at most, four apiece, wi: years ago they often brou. The prevailing fashion for short dresses partially accounts for tius lessening of the amount of bag gage. The above mentioned baggage porter remembers when only one trunk and that not a large one sufficed to contain a lady's Saratoga outfit. There is one lady at the United States Hotel, however, who i.as the reputation of bringing thrc 0 hundred dresses here with her, and ix maids to take care of them S wears three dresses per day, u- 1 never while here is seen to wear ;.' e same one twice. Her diamonds ? num erous and gorgeous, and si. keeps a lady who is in reduced circumstances constantly employed embroidering her clothing, including her stockings as well as her dresses and parasols. The crowds at the many h"tels for which the Saratoga Springs ;-. noted increase daily. The race c u-se is thronged, balls and hops are of night ly occurrence, the usual disnla' in dress and diamonds is everywhere observable, and betting, gambling and indeed every phase and variety of fast living is the leading feature of the place. As for society people, if under that head are to be classed the refined, the educated and the gentle mannered, they may or may not be here. If thev are, thev are completely lost in the vortex of fast and furious living, and fail to exert any influence upon the place or peo ple who fill it. Even the young chil dren at Saratoga are drawn into the whirlpool of dissipation ami dance, and dress and flirt to an extent that promises badly for their own future and for that of their parents and countrv. Cuildreus' hops, chiidrens' germans, chiidrens' fancy-halls, and j garden parties are a regular feature of the season, both at Saratoga und at Long Branch, and Newport is no - the only watering place from when. details of chiidrens ga;,etiesdo not ; rr,i i n 1 1 1 1 come, ine ion anu liveliness these unnatural displays is abundant - ly evident in the whole after career and development of these iiiifortuu-j ate little ones. At ten years ot ,;ge the little girl of the dav is an incip ient coouette, at fourteen she is a finished woman of the world, and, as some one has aptly remarked, "knows as much as her mother, and enjoys her knowledge a great deal more." And this false and hurtful training does not belong to Newport or to New York, or to any other city or section of our country, but is most ly to be noticed at cosmopolitan as- semblages like Saratoga, where East West, North and South are all rep resented. Wrhat the results will eventually be is a grave and serious question. At present it might draw tears from the hardest worldling to see the wholesale destruction of na ture's most beautiful work, which is going on. Newport is still a little bemud hand, in spite of dinners and lunch eon every day in the week, casino hops, polo, yachting parties, and a great deal of morning visiting, which last everybody declares to be a boar, but ever3'body is caeful not to neg lect it, lest they all should be neglected when cards for dinners and dances are sent out. Mr. Win. R. Travers, probably the pleasantest and most popular rich man that ever lived, celebrated his birthday by a dinner and clam-bake on jlonday last. His old friends, Senator Bay ard and Governor Dorsheimer, were among the man- who heartily and without mental reservation wished him long life and uninterrupted pro oerity. Preparations are already in iryress for the dramatic represen tation's to take place at the end of August. August. NORTH CARDUM RIVERS AND WATER .POWERS. Prof. Kerr in Agricultural Bulletin. There arc seven larg-e rivers Mowing east (to the southeast) through the middle and eastern divisions 01 u.e State, besides numerous' smaller treams, which furnish mdehnite wa ter power through the middle section ; and in tne eastern, Logcuuci the bays and sounds, they g with agregnte of more than I,uuo inland navigation. West of the Blue Ridge the seven other large rivers, wide are dow ssis- - westward into the Ohio and sioni the largest of these beieg 11 O .... threat Tennessee, which is nav.-uame i;; - from the western boundary of this the course of fifty miles. miles to the The Roanoke one ol" the largest of these mors, which rises a little north of the boundary of this State, and wanders its northern borders, for ihe most pari on this side of it. in a gen erally easterly course, is navigable to Wtldon. ne.-tily 100 miles from its mouth. By a system of locks and dams its navigable length was at one time moro than double, reaching to Danville, and many long s'uvtehes of it, both above and below that place have always been bo it. ;!!.. Tar river is navigable to Tarboro, 110 miles from the sound. Neusc river is navigable to (Jolls boro. about 100 miUi.s from t he sound, ami with difficulty to Suiithfield. some thirty miles fur; her. Cape Fear r5ver is navigable to Fayetteville, 1-iO miles, and slack water navigation was established more than 1( 0 miles further a few years ago. about one half of which has been recently reopened. This brings water transportation half way from the Atlantic to the Blue Riwge, and within 115 miles of it, in u di rect course ; and by the completion of a single missing link of railroad connection 01 fifty miles, the head of navigation on this river will be con nected with the railroad system of Iennessee and Virginia, and with the great Ohio valley and the North west. These last three rivers rise in the middle region of the State and have a southeast course,wholby within its territory. The Yadkin and Catawba rivers, like the Roanoke take their rise in the Blue Ridge and flow eastward, (and a little north,) but only about one half of their course, then making a right angle turn, they take a direc tion nearly south, into the territory of South Carolina. Both these riv;-:s have many boalable reaches of con siderable extent, and souk- sixty years ago both were improved so as to connect thee navigable portions, and were used for some years as commercial id.. h-vays almost to the foot of the Blue Ridge. Broad river, althong it attains con siderable volume by the confluence of manv large tributaries within the borders of crosses the the St; very UUlCivlV k ,oiit,r into South Caro- 1 in a. There are uiauv other rivers, some of the tributaries of those already described, which attain considerable v.dume, some of them, indeed, in the astern portion, broad and navigable itreams, the Cho., an, for example, .lavagable beyond our territory, and fungo, and Aligator, and Now river, and Nothe-ist Cape Fear, and Black liver, an ! Waeiamaw, aud Lumber ii-ivi.r i'I.itt.1" lVf Dcii. and mmiv i nl ilo... .f- 1 imoortaucc Bevon'd j . j.-,,.., i; t.l.o riv.-rs .-ill "'flow norltiW-isL. to tne .uis.iibnioi-!, except tlK i New l iver, which leaves 1 o State in I a northeast course, reaching the Mis sissippi by way o: tee uino. The force developed by the fall of those streams from the land and plateaus to the sea. aggregate more than three million horse oowers, ex ceeding th.ct of all the steam engines of Great Britain or of the United States. The Roanoke, tor example, at- a point some hl'tv miles above Wei don dcvelope.s- a horse power 1 rre ot i-aive nundrcd per foot of fall of one hundred feet from Gaston to We n'.nTregatin!; some thousand horse powers The Yadkin measur hundre.i horse powers s almo.-it three !;;! foot, an i and taking thai part ;' its "Oil 1.-.C ;o, ag- iroin ii'v.boro to tin- .-K.i -regates not less than tw. un'l.'e! OWv-i'B. and (iftv -1, ousan- orse 1' cpia Cat a to ten million sp:n 1 Tiie ba ( near llicko giy. near! v two hnmlrcd an per foot, ami ti iil't y hoi'-ic powej-s 1 thousand for a sing !e fail at Mountain Island, twi Lo nines v nov op' 'St of Charlotte, on winch 1- rating a five thousand spin- lie factory, making -.ic-jlIu 3 etc., am! doing 1 : use of a iam. osan wor!c priiig burgs, plaid without the Shoals,-sixteen miles so Charlotte, gives a clear dam of twenty-two u-et it hwest. from i'aii over the . ai.d could ailv be ma Ic thirty ie 5eet : within a actoi'ies are iu mil of it two cotton success uil opeiaiio.!. 1 .noMKg ua and night, ami between !iif--!o mills out Snriii"- S'noals are sev- rat na u it 1 - 1 ral fails, averaging eiglit feet ; these water powers will amount to the re spectable aggregate of some Ir.m ired three hundred and five hundred horse powers easily; the Catawba then ag gregates on this side of the State line at least one hundred and sevcu-tv-five thousand horse powers. The Cape Fear gives an aggregate of up wards of one hundred and twenty ive thousand, twelve thousand at Smiley's Falls, twenty live miles above Fayetteville about forty per cent, more than is found in Massa chusetts, at Lowell or Lawrence. Beyond the Blue Ridge many of the rivers of enual volume and much an more rapid descent, give much larger a'rorreeates within shorter distanves. State for a thousand Mississippi. The French Broad, tor example, i youth and love win sing once uion from Asheville to the State line, jupou tiie leafless branches of the tree the gives not less than one liumirca ami .1.1. It ... t.. 1 l,., .w.ru nritll. State News .Rocky Mt. Reporter: Four new dwellings almost completed i: out- town. Don't you .-cj wh'ir, iira ded School is doinii for our n It is reported thai the cne.. Tarboro to Williamson are e mm ...d inglv good. ...Golds'-oro B'-lli tiii : There is a iii'orL , ears ; h:i:i . A horse, say; Mr. Scott, in B;-i; tnat the owner claims to ! oiu. TuK is iust a little oh ier ' air, 1, iiorse -v e Know oi, Mr. VY T. iVacoek. of thiscitv. !.. - i'i - lie rode during the hue w.ir t m ho was not ;-. colt then Our (ira l:d School bids fair to exceed any former session in num!ci. Pani-'s from Duplin, Sau.p'.o and 1'dt :.t - and have been in the city making an ange ments to moa- h.--iin crier u get their ehiliren in Lt tm-m come. They cannot find abater .ol in Eastern North Carolina. i - . . ... aireior. wr-nc : in k last Fridays succes.-, wo ice that the people of Wairen will v ot sure erect a much lliK-r imminent to t lie memory of their .lea t soldiers than was.it first anticipate-'.. Let the goo I work proceed with increased interest Warren claims that in proportion to her white population she furnished more soldiers to the Confoderacv aud had fewer deserters than any count-in the State. She also claims fewer white radicals than any county in the State We would like to know the real facts in the case. Let the different counties speak ...Wilson Advance : Wilson county has seven students at Rutherford col- lege ...The Colored Insane Asy lum at (Joldsboru is ready to receive sixty more patients Prof A. S. Coble has been appointed Asi-t.i!it Professor of Latin ami M atheimi. ics iu the University The Kuhdgii "News-Observer" says thai. Uahidt is the only idaco in the State 1 s . can boast second a lemaie ik wc ri Oal'b r. For correct , : . ; , t V O thi e to tins error. n iisou no:, on! female barbers, but it lias a . 1 1 hhick- smiin. )o -.!. mistress ami snoi 'mauer of the "gentler" sex. ...Franklin Times: Our j-ii new inmate iu the person of Perry, colored, who shot a she longing to somebo.lv else, an !i:l- a W! sh Ml b, was cought in the act ofcarrvin g him : o his domicile. He will of eours -, be earned to the ,,p.m," leaving lie hind iiini. a wife and several small chil Iron I ;f course all are anxious to hear everything, of a promising nature, in regard to the proposed Bailroad to Louisburg. Capt. A. II. A. Williams. Lessee of the O & I i R.. was in Loni-.burg last Monday, and he. assured u iiiat the Ran i would be b lilt as ion t.1 practicable ...A S ; ri:;. Mr. William T. Yanu. who Pv.'s a '00:1 1 four miles from liurgaw. i'emb'r eouiity. left home on Mou-iav. the 1 -Jt!i inst , to drive some cattle to this citv. leaving his family iu perfect health. Wo was tb'laved on ihe way and in tlm city am i hoard u .tiling from home until I'ri lay. w stating t aged li malarial 1 on the Tu Mr. Y.ann standing motiiei iv mm hat lie 1 ecei ved a dispai cii one of his daughters, di ' i that morning of ears. -. ver. 1 s.lay h f! ' ill :h .siie was laicer. simv before (th1 day after home; iiiel. notWitn e medical skill and ear am ;o v .; r attention In-tow-iuk rap'nllv until 1 sa l tak tor a urn an iiu an ed, continue.! i-.er death, i, loving fath.T Ma'ix parte bin at with whom ha ha I mt for a feu short da vs. cold .1 ir 1 it in the 1' u'l': . C! ICC oi i:'nU. li(. !'.- !NS3CLL ON LOVE. 00 ,n- . 1 'eis-j 1 mis ;i Lii- .i-. e 1 , amount of 1 o 'li y iu his composition, and iitti-rs gmns of thought as beauti ful as auv ever spoken. Here are a few from a recent lecture : "And then do you know. I like to think that lov -is eternal : that if you really love the t he woman for her sake you will love her no matter what .-me may do; that if she reallv loves v m for yoursak '. t bo same : that lov does not look at alternations through alterat ions of time. Inrougli tiiomasKoi year it-. if you ready love her. you iili al ways see the f.ieeyou love 1 and won. And I ik-' io think of it. If a man loves a woman, she does not ever grow old to him. and the woman who really loos a mm doe not see that he grows old. lie is not decrepit ) her; he is not tremulous; he is n.-jt old ; he is not bowed. She ulwavs sees the same gallant fellow that -v hi her 'nand and heart. I like to think of 1 k .1 it 111 that- way. an 1 as .-:i:i.-p - sav -a - i . 1 :m 1 : aiV;-o an i re ' le ' ;ll a id 1 di wdl : el as :. a 1 I !i reami rim-iv -11.. Hashing eve-;, n e;;;-. . i,. love." I like to Liiiu.yo":' it. W ro down th ' hill of !i:'-' together enter the shadow one with the oth -r. As we "li down we may hear the rip pie of the laughter of our grand chil dren, and the birds ot spring, and 01 age. 1 tovo to u.i uv 01 ib ... nroi- il4fdll.. OOI1--.U haOOV Mild ; v , ! tree, all our own.-i,,:.