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.5jr...:;.:on-j.ui 'nm avj : r E j I t -M-r- "ALL POWERS, NOT HEREIN DELEGATED, REMAIN VITH THE PEOPLE." Constitution of N. C. OLD SERIES, VOL. 50. ) NEW SERIES, VOL. 1. $ TARBORO', N. C, FRIDAY, JANUARY 1G, 187L NO. .'!. I I JL a - in IX H M M 6a .f3-. a ..r - ,-11 GENERAL DIRECTORY. TARBOUC. Ma Alexander McCabe. C MXW.nttx 'oh-.i North-el, Joseph Otd.b and lK'iiv.- c. cherry. Sc.;!. stir .!CDTiiEsi'nEr.-K..'.Mri Whitehall. :.xTvBtE J. Hyatt. Tjwx V crf-u Harry Redmond, Hill Until.) and Jara - K. Simon.soii. COFSTV. Suoerior Court Clerk and 1'raha! Jud;e John Nortleet. Register ot Deeds -15. J. Keech. Sheriff liatt 1 e B r y an . C'orojwr- Will. T. Godwin. Treasurer Root. II. Austin. Surveyor Jesse Harrell. School Examiners. E. K. Stamps, Li Knight and H. H. Shaw. Keeper Poor IIuueS'u. A. Dugstan. (.'omuVijo-s il. P. Edward., Cluinhan, Wui. A. Dugau, K. B. Bellamy, John Da-.iey and Mac MalUewsou. B. J. Keech, Clerk. 31 AILS. ARRIVAL AND PEPAKTt'RE OF MAILS SOUTH AND SOUTH. VIA W. & V. . R. II. Leave Tarboro' (daily) at - - 'J A. Arrive at Tarbero' vclaily) at, - - .J . I . WASHINGTON- MAIL VIA GKEENVlLLE. FALKLAND AND SPA 11 1 A. i.a-.e Tari.oro' (daily) at - -Arrive :it Tarboro' (daily) at - - M. I.OIMiES. The IViRlit ud tlie Places of rrc-etig. Concord K. A. Chapter JS'o. 5, X. M. Law rouce. High Priest, Masonic Hail, monthly convocations first Thursday in ev-ry month at 10 o'clock A. M. Concord Lodge No. f.3, Thomas Gatliu, Master, Masonic Hall, meets first Friday sunlit it 7 o'clock P. L and third Saturday at 10 o'clock A. M. iu every mouth. Repiton Encampment No. 13, I. O. O. F., Dr. Jos. H. Baker, Chief Patriarch, Odd Fel lows' Hal!, meets every first and third Thurs day of each month. Edgecombe Lod.re No. 50, I. . O. F., M.L. Ilussey, N. G.,Odd Fellows' Hail, meets eveiy Tuesday night. Edgecombe Council No. 122, Friends of Temi-eraucc, meet every Friday uifjl't at the Odd Fellows' Hall. Advance Lodge No. 2S, I. O. (J. T., meets every Weducsday night at Odd Fellows' Hall at S o'clock P. M. ciicnciiEs. Episcopil Church Services every Sunday at 10 1-2 o'clock A. M. aud 5 P. M. Dr. J. 15. Cheshire, Rector. Methodist Church Services every second Sunday at 11 o'clock. Rev. C. C. Dodson, Pastor. Presbyterian Church Services thi'd Sun day of each month at 11 o'clock A. M. and S o'clock P. M. Rev. J. W. Primrose, Evan gclist. Missionary Baptist Church Service? every 2ndSundav'in every mot.tli, at 11 o'clock. Rev. T. R."Owen, Pastor. Primitive Baptist Church Service tir-t Saturday and Sunday of each mouth :d 1 1 o'clock. HOTELS. Stonewall House, corner Main aud Pitt S:s. W. 3. Harper, Proprietor. Mrs. Pender's, (formerly Gregory Hotel,) rfain Street, opposite "Enquirer" Oilice, Mrs. M. Pender, Proprietress. ' " r EXI'ZIFSS. .. - Southern Express Office, on Main Street, closes every mornin? atS o'clock. N. M. Lawrence, Agnt. MISCELLANEOUS. DR. RICH'D H. LEWIS OFFE1.S UIS Professional Services to the public. Oflice in rear cf Whitlock's Store, Tarboro', N. C. "ct.-t! YyM. HOWARD, DRUGGIST DEALER IN DRUGS. PATENT MEDICINES, ScC, &r,C3 SzC. Opposite the "Enquirer'' OH'ue, TARBORO, N C. SLATE ROOFS The Best and the Cheapest HAVING BEEN APPOINTED AGENT for Matthew Gault it Sun, of Baltimore, I -will contract for jobs of SLATING in any portion of the State. The work will l.c prop er; 7 djne and upon the lowcft terms. I am also affent for the North River Bai ; Stone Granite and Kosin-Sized Felt. For lurlh'T iiifortaation, address A. B. NOBLES, Aden', Feb. 22.-tf. Tarboro'. N. C. Manhood : How Lost, How Restored ! Just tHiblisl'.ed, a new p.lini n DR. CULW KLL'S C ELK BATED ESSAY on the rarf.'ci ore (wit'i- our medicine) ot Spermatorrha-1 or Swmsui Weakness, Involuntary Semin U Losses; 1m poteucy, Mental and Physical Incapacity, Im pediments to Marriage, etc.; also, Coiimi na tion, Epilepsey and Fits, induced by seif-iu-dultrcncc or sexual estravatance. Price in a sealed envelope oi.Iy six cents. The celebrated author, in this a.h.Vinibie essay, clearly demonstrates from a thirty years' successful practice, that the alarming consetjueuces of self-abuse may be radically cured without the dangerous use of internal medicine or the application of the knile; pointing out a mode of cure at once tdniule, certain, and cllectual, by means of which eve ry uflerer, no matter what his condition m y be, may cure himself cheaply, privately and radically. gt7 This lecture should be in the hands of every youth and every roan in the land. Sent under seal, in a plain envelope, to any address, post-paid, on receipt of six centr., or two post stamps. Addres the Publishers, CUAS. J C.KLINE A: CO., 127 Bowerv, New York, P. O. Box., 45H. Oct. 18, 187S. ly. H. r.T. COKER, AGENT Oli THE Celebrated. Wheeler cSc "VVilrioii Sowing ZVTvcIixtxo, Which SURPASSES all other Machines. ALSO THE Home Shuttle Machine, which is THE 1 5 EST cheap Machine in L.-e. Price from $25 to $75. Vt The public is invited to call anil ex amine my Maehinea before purchasinr. Oflice on Pitt Street, a few doors from Main, TARltOIiO', O. Dec. 7, 1.S72. ly A RARE C FIANCE FOR One Fourth Interest In the iklgecombe AtieuStiiraS Works for fUEUEIfV OFFER FOR SALE MV ONE fourth interest In the Edgecombe A;;i icu! lural Works. For particulars, ad.lrcs A. J. II1NES, Wilson, N. C. Or , ZT Hon. GEORGE HOWARD, Tarboro', N. C. JulyaG. tl MISCELLANEOUS. This nnrivaUo.l S.ontlicrn Remedy is war iv.nied not lt contain .v single particle of Mercurv.oi- any injurious mineral substance, but is PURELY VEGETABLE, couVaiuiii'Jt those Southern Roots aud Herbs, which an all-wise Providence h is placed in countries where Liver Diseases most prevail. It, w ill Cure all Diseases caused by derange ment of the Liver. The SYMPTOMS of Liver Complaint are a bkier or had take in the mouth ; Pain iu the Back, Sides or Joints, often mistaken for Rheumatism ; Sour Stomach; Loss ofappe t.ite ; Bowels alternately costive and lax ; Headache; Loss ot memory, with a painful sensation ;' haviti" failed to do soiucllting which ouirhl to Lave bct-u done; Debility, Low Spirits, a thick yellow ippcarance of the Skin and Eyes, a dry Co-.ih often mi-takcu for Consf.inptiOn. Sometimes many of these symptoms alien 1 the disease, at others very, few ; but the Liyhk, the lamest organ iu the body, is e;:er.i!-y the seat ot the disease, and if not K. irulated in time, creat sulVerinsj, wretchedness and DEATH w ill eusue. Thin Ore-it Vn failin i SPECIFIC wu'i net le fount the L(;jt Unpleasant. For DYSPEPSIA, CONSTlPATION.-lann-dict. Bilious attacks, SICK HEADACHE, Cobe, Depression of Spirits, SOUR STOM ACH, Heart Burn, lie, cks. Simmons' Liver Regulator, or Medicine, Is the Cheapest. Purest and Bot Family Medicine in the World ! JIai!i'.factared only by J. H ZE1L1N & CO., MACON, GA., ard PHILADELPHIA. Price SI. 00. Sold by ail Dru.uists. te Saw Mills': AND MACHINE!! mi i 1 HE unleisi:iLe.l has taken Uif Aicy-t for WM. E T WXEJJ . 1 & CO., of t!,e 3retioilitnn Works j OF- liiril.flOfD, VA. I lie v,;!! fi:rt;is!i any machinery of their make ! at factory jirios and iiive e?t;mates for pro posetl nc.T machtiiprr, thereby savirig mucli delay in correspondence- aud t expanse of xnense of uV,i and 1 i.ies anu 1 a trii) to their shops. The Ln SawOlills buiiV't f! ese xhrpr a favor with our people everv day, Pleasure will bo taken in pointing out the peculiar features u'el advantage of th.'-e machines. II. A. WALKER, Si:p't. Edgecombe A5'! Works, Fc:.t. l-l.-tf. Tarboro', X. C. i - .1 - u it -.I A; . - ! t ( -V--;: .- HAMPDEN SIDN COJLIiEGli. rnMlK NEXT SESSION OF THIS S E M I -j nary ot learnuiir will commence on Thursday, Scot. 4th, lM-'I. Hatiind'-n Sidney is situated iu Prince Ed- yard "i L'r.'wn Theoio4ieal Seminary, and seven m.les irom iarmviHc tne nearest, ue pol of the Ati.iuli.-, Mii-i. -sippi & Oldo R. R. Th'! locality of tlie College is most healthy, and the coinniuutty around distinuislicd. for intelligence and piety. There is no Grammar or Preparatory School connected with the College. It re tains tiic curriculum aud the trreat'alm of its teachers is to secure thoroughness in the training and instruction of their pupils and thus to prepare them for professional studies or Mi'3 active unties oi lite. t The '' linary expenses of a student exclu sive of the co.'-t of clothing, travelUnjf and boolis, are from 225 to jaiB a year. I'm- Catalogue, and further information ap ply to Rev. J. M. P. ATKINSON, President Hampden Sidney CoUegn, jy Mu-t!'. Prince Edward County, Va. State of Sorth Carolina, COC.XTV OF EDGECOMBE SUPERIOR COURT. I'.obt. H. Austin and Coilield Kin-, Plair.tiiTs, against Rennet; Ileil, .lames Rel!, James T. Daniel and Alice A. Damtl and Laura ISell, Defen dants. S:iHiion:. - ' ' ,p ci il proceedings for partition by sale of real es;ate, siiuate iu Edgecombe County, and of which tiic Plaiutill's and Defendants arc al letted to bu tenants in common. The above named defendants bcinii non-residents of the State, arc by this mode notified and summoned to be and appear at the oflice of tiic CI t1 of ill ; Superior Court for tlie County of Edgecombe, at tlie Court House in Tariiorou.'li, within eiirhty days after the first publication of this summons, and answer the complain1, of tlie plaiutilis which was duly filed in the oiliee of the Clerk of said Court, on i ho 2;-nd day of October, psT:!, and let them take notice that if they fail to answer the said complaint within that time, the plain tiff's will apply t the Court for the relief de manded in the complaint. Ky ord.-r of said Cou:l. JXO. NOKFLEET, Clerk V.'m. IT. Johnston, Superior Court. Attorii'-v for i'le.intilf. Nov. P t, i ;- State of Sorth Carol! E7fi T.COHPiT. CO UA'Tl'., TJ' jf AYJ NG quaidieJ as Administi a!.or oi M.A Celia A. Wil kins, oe .cased, notice U herebv fliveu t- u!i peuo::s Indebted to the eslat : (d's i; i drcc'se i to m ike iut'itediato payment, aud i01 hating cliiiins a-raiust the cstaie to preri nt iheia l',c payim nt. on or, before the 15 h day of December, IS V I, or this notice will Ins pleaded in bar of their recovery. LAMBERT P. BEARDSLEY, Dec. 0, til. , Administrator. ,'"::n-- 31 r.- -- 3 i S 1- 7;Z i ii n i--- s 1 J & n M i gisft J ! c a D V E R T i S E M IE NT i A FAMILY A3.TICLE 1 Agents make ? -12.50 per day, ! AN ENTIRELY ?T, per PJEW eel;. SEWING MACHINE For Domestic Use, ONLY FIVE DOLLAIi l T?3 With the New P.ncnt I5UTTON HOLT! '.Vt )1 tlillCll, I'atented June 27th, 171. AWAUDEI) TlIK F1K.-T I'UEMII'.M AT THE AMr.lUCAN INrTlTl'TE ' AND MAI; VI.A ND 1NST1TCTK FAlliS, IMi A most onderfnl aud elegantly construc ted Scivieu; M;iehir.o for Fauiiiy Wprk. Com plete in all its Parts, Use's tTic '.0ir:.!'uhf Eye Pointed N-.edie, Selt TUreatlinsr, dirc t ap riulit PosjUve Motion, Nev Tention, Self Feed and Cloth Guider. Operates by Wheel and on a Table. Li;ht Kimnin. Smooth ami noiselRss, like all pood bi;,h-prieed ma chines. Has Patent Check to prevtut the wheel beiusr turned the wi.ohsj way. Uses the thread direct from the fpoo!. Makes the Elastic Lock Stitch, (finest and strongest stitch known;) linn, durable, close and rapid. Will do all Kinds of work, line and eo.ue, from (Jumbric to heavy Cloth or Leather, and uses ill description of thread. 'TnisJVfaeLijp.i isjheaviiy aoasirueU'd.to.ive if 6truath, fell the parts i each Machine beitilr nmae alike by machinery, and beautifully lh.ished and ornamented. It is very easy to learn. Rap id, Smooth and Silent in operation. Reliable at ail times, and a i'raeticu!, Sei.'iitilie, Me cinnieal Invention, at Greatly Reduced Price. A Good, Cheap, Family Sewing Machine at last. The first aud only success in producing: a -valuable, substantial ami reliable low pi ked Sewing Machine.- Its- exlrme low ptic rcaches ail conuilions. lis simplicity aud strength adapts it to all capacities, while its (Tuauy lnwiLs malic it a universal lavofite, w herever used, and creates a rapid d. maud. IT IS ALL IT IS RECOMMENDED. I ran cheerfully cud cor.lidently reconi mend ils use to those who are wanting a re al !y scoosi Sewing Machine, at n low prioe. Mi;s. V.. I). JAMESON',' i'eutone, Will County, 111. Price or each Machine. "C;ssA." "One," (wan anted for live years by special ccrtiii cate,) w'uh ail lh: fixtures, and everything complete belon-jinK to it, incIuiTij; Se!l Tlire.'.diu Needle, j acked in a strong wood en box, aud delivered l.. anv ) in of the country, by express, fres of fu.'l'uer charges on receipt of pric, oni.t F:vf. Dollars. Safe Cciivcry ;u ir.nitia:. v itii each Mactiine we en reoipt of $1 extra, the new pnt- Will cut eni BUTTON HOLE WORKER, . j Out- of the uoft important and 0-ejul toven- iious or u;e ae. .o ii,ipic ami certain, that a chiid can work the liiieM button hole with regularity and ease. Stron g and beautiful. Sp.i-cial Terms, ami Extra Inducements to Male and Female Agents, Stoic Keepers, ifcc. who will eslai-lUh aeneie? throe.h Hie coun ;ry and K.'";i our New Machines an Exhibi- iiuU &ud- S'- - L'wuaty liighu aven. tgiiuurt . aeBiS jCet Aeut s eoiupicte outfit, luruisu j ad without ;'-. extra clir.:9. ..-Sample of areBiS jcei Arcut s cotnplett; outfit, lurmsh sewing, (lfscnp;ive .-'.reniais containing iernis, li-3timon:als, l.ufrravin.s, iVe, sent FKiiE. Wo aiso s apply AGKiCULTUKAL I.M I'LEMENTS. Latest Patcu'.a and Iiupi ovuiuflLt s for t jc Farm and Garden. Mowers, Reip ;rs, Cu.'ti- ' 1 r flcu vnuers, narrows, ia Planters; Harv.-jsters, Thresher ' an e,?s i d for -jri :I, work, mre vator, Feed Cntters, Harrows, Farm Mills, id all a-li- Post OA Money Orders. Bank Drafts, r- by Express,- I Will be at our r;sr, and are rericily secure. ; Sale delivery 01 all our goo.'-, guaranteed, i- "An o!,1 and n-sjionsrh:.' firm that sell the tet ooas at tiic lowest price, and can ie re lied uroii by our rea.f rs. i'.:rnicr'.i Journal, Neir York. Hot ResponsiLIe for Eegistered Letters- Address Orders R. J. MULLIGAN, Sunt. BueKl-iTid Sewinir Machine, Cor. (ire.-nwicb X' Cortlandt Sts., N. Y. Oct. 4, lS7':;.-i;m. POSTPONEMENT ! FOUHTH C-IFT CONGEST FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE Public LilinuT : Kv ;oYRA.niLiJox n im$x A." Full Brawinq Certain Gn Tuesday, 31st cf vr cig.i next. In order to meet the eenorai wish and ex pectation of the public aud tlie ticket-holders for the full payment of the fna.jrnifici-iit gi'.ss announced for the Fourth Grand Gift Concert of the Public Library of Kentucky, the man ! a;re 5 ent oave determined to postpone the Concert and Drawing nntil I Tuesday, March 31st, 1874. i They have already realized j OVER A MILLION DOLLARS, ; and have a jrreat many agents yet to hear from, j Ao (louht is entertained o f the sale of every J i:cIot before the Drawing ;'hut, whether all ore : ,',-.' Vv nof, the Concert and Drawinq will vosa- '".''..-' ...ccy , ,c he caneeled, and the prizes jriV be reduced in 2roxrtion to the unsold tickets. Oniy 00,000 tickets have been issued, and i 2,000 CASH GiFTS, 81,500,000, will In! distributed anions the ticket-holders. The tickets? are printed in coupons, of tenths, and all fractional pans will be repre- seu!.'i in the drawiuir just as whole tickets arc. LIST OF f; ! I' l s One (irand ;asii Gift, One Grand Cash Gift,-... :J50,000 100,000 50,000 25.000 17,500 100,1X10 150,1)00 50.000 40,000 40,000 45,000 50,000 :-!'2,500 550,000 One Grand Cask One (irand Cash One Grand Cash 10 Cash Gil is HO Gush Gifts - m Cash Gifts SO Cash Gifts 100 Cash Gifts lf.0 Cash Gifts ;jr0 Cash Gifts :!:i5 Cash Gifts 11,000 Cash Gifts Gift, Gifr, Gift, !0,ouo 5,003 each- each- 1,000 each--;00 each--400 each H00 each--'200 each. ICO each- 50 each-- Total, 12,000 CHftr,aIl Cait.am'ting to Sl.500,000 The cliaiu.es for a Kift(are as on-: to five. . r . . i PRICE 01' 2ICXET3. -.Whole Tickets. $5U; Halves. 25; Tenths, or each coupon, ?5 ; Eleven Whole Tickets for $500 ; 22i Tickets for $1000 ; 113 Whole Tickets for 85000 , 227 Whole Tickets for $10,000. No discount on less than iJ jOO worth of tickets. Tlie Fourth Giit Concert wil be conducted in all respect like the three which have al ready been f;iv"n, aud fall particulars may be learned from circulars, w hen will be sent free from this oliiee to all who apply for them. ..Orders for tickets aud applications for aiceiKios will liofiUandcil tin the order they arc received,-and it is hoped iiicy will be sent iu promptly, Jhut there maybe no disap pointment or dt-'.ay, u i!l:ti al!.L1bcrnl 1 erms tr'.rcVi o'!Ks'!w-h (t buy to sell airain. Ail agents are peremptoriailf r .-quired to Settle up (hi ir accounts and re!: n ad unsold tickets Ly the 20Mi day of March. THUS. E. BUAASLETTR, Airt, i'ub. Library Ky., and Manaiicr Gift Con cert, Public l.ib.ary Kuiidi;ir, Louisville, Ky. .;ifflWi.Biio., Carriage i&aamaocurers , TARBORO', ri G. i A 'LU kllitls oftP .&RING promptly at j tended to. They no w occupy t'.icir NEW CARRIAGE SHOW- ' KmYubtfi-'r the New Shops near Main Street. . . 1ST JANUARY 9, 1874 From the Ilaleijh .Sentinel. Sketch of tlie Lifa and Charactsr cf tho Hon. V7eldon N. Edwards. Died on the 18th ot December, 1873, at his residence at Poplar Mount, in Warren county, the lion. Wcldun Nathaniel Edwards". Mr. Edwards was born on the 25th day of January, 1788, about two miles northeast of Gastou, in the county of Northampton. Hist parents were poor but worthy and deserving. In early life he re moved to Warren county with which his name afterwards wa.s so honor ably connected. lie was educated at the Warren-, ton Academy, where lie was a fel low student of Chief Justice ItufRn. -Nc college ; welcomed him to its halls of learniug or its classic shades, lie read law with the memorable John Hal', who was his benefactor in earlv life, and to whom he was always tenderly at tached. His professional studies were persued with dilligence and assiduity. He was licensed in 1810. Little is now known as to his pro fessional standing, but he was, con sidering the time he had been at the bar, a weil-rcad lawjer and an eloquent advocate, and having po lite and engaging manners he ob- tained an encourasini; share 01 pat- ronacre Hehad brilliant prospects before him at the time when he left the forum, for the more quiet pur suits of the planter, notwithstand ing the strong competition with which he had to contend. Like most of the lawyers who were co temporary with him, he had a good deal of " esprit de corps," and his associations, with his brethren were a delightful companionship. In after life his reminiscences of the bar, especially its ' facetite," for -which.no mau had a higher relish, were ...exceedingly interesting, i have often wished that we had in iSorth Carolina a Campbell to fill up a gallery of portraits from the departed members of our profession, lie would find rich and inviting tiTr.f'.tfrrry Mrafsby, and models ot excellence which our young men would do well to emu late, and which are well calculated to nourish in their bosoms the feel ings of an honorable and elevated ambition. IIow Jiecting is the fame of an advocate among us ! His most brilliant tlTortc live only in the frail recollections of tradi tion. His greenest laurels soon fade forever. In 1814 Mr. Edwards was elec ted to the House of Commons from Warren county to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Wil liam MiHer, who had been advanced to the office of Governor, and was re-elected in 1815. Ho was prob labty Jit. iris death, the only surviv ing member of that Legislature. What an assembly was that of 1815! There were Ruffin, Murphy, sh, btanly, Josepn J. Liamei, . Bt-;UlCu,IIummer,Saunder3, Brown, the subject of this sketch, and many othcr highly respectable members. Wi ren county was well represent ed. la the Senate Kemp Pium mer, who died in 182G, and who though not no w prominent in the public eye, was a man of geniu3 and an orator ; and Weldon X. Ed wards and Dr. John II. Walker in the other wing of the Capitol ; and at the aamc time she had the Gov em or of the State, one out of the two Senator in Congress, and the representative from this Congres sional district. Orange county, including the town of Iliilsboro', then titled to a member of the house of Commons, had a splendid delegation. She wore the cockade. Halifax put forth her strength. Caswell sent her ablest men, except Yancy who then graced the National Councils and was frequently called by Mr. Clay to the Speaker's chair of the House. Newbern, -with her John Stanlv. the Sheridan of North Carolina, shone like a brilliant star. The reader must excuse this digression. My heart clings with fond affection to these proud memo rials of the past. Mr. Edwards commenced his public career under favorable auspices, in an atmos phere fragrant with virtue and pa triotism, and with shinning lights and bright examples before him. In 1816, after Mr. Macon was sent to the Senate of the United States, Mr. Edwards was elected from his district (then composed of Warren, -Granville, Franklin and Naih counties.') to the House of Representatives, and continued member of that body until 1827 when he retired from the bustle of political life to his cherished re treat, there to enjoy the tranquil pursuits of the agriculturist. Mr Edwards was a youn;; man when he e'ntered tho House of Represent atives, then containing many men cf commanding ability anil mature C3 experience. He took n active part in the debates and made no set speeches. A 3'ounp- member and indeed one more advanced might well be silent in a hall which FRIDAY. was-yct ringing with tlie eloquence of Clay, Calhoun, Webster and Randolph. " With more than mortal powers endowed Hot high they soared above the crowd." Lte was, however, an intelligent, well informed and useful member, of decided merit, and was much re spected at Washington by some of our eminent men, among whom might be named Mr. Crawford, a a member of Mr. Monroe's cabinet, Mr. Macon, Mr. Randolph, Col. Benton and Mr. P. P. Barbour. During the period of his service ' iifcHigress, and on the 24th day of June, 1823, Le was married to Miss Lucy S. Norfleet of Halifax, with whom he lived in unbroken felicity for upwards of fifty years, who rendered his horne agreeable to himself and his friends, and was ever a most affectionate wife, "doub ling his pleasures and his cares di viding," lie was a member of the State Senate from 1833 to 1S47, and was elected Senator from Warren coun ty in 1850 and 1852, during which year he was chosen Speaker. While a member of the Senate he took an active and decided part in its proceedings and debates, and wa3 very prominent and influential. He was an advocate for light taxes and economy in public expenditures, and was cautious in contracting public debt. lie wa3 a member of those able and venerable bodies the conversions cf 1835 and 18G1, and was chosen President of the latter. In the convention of 1835 he co-operated with Macon, Gaston, Daniel, Branch, Mears, Swain, Outlaw and others, in the support of the rights of conscience and the great principles of religious liberty. His speech on the 32nd article of the old constitution is replete with sound principles, and is a proud monument of his fame, lie pre sided with dignity over the conven tion of 18G1, and hi3 valedictory has been much and deservedly ad mired. As a legislator he was true to his principles, faithful to his immediate constituents as well as to the people of North Carolina, remarkably well acquainted with the political history of the country snd the ciiaracters of its leading decorum of debate. His relations with his fellow members of both parties were very agreeable, and though clear in his own views and strong in sympathy with one side, he did not permit honest poetical differences to disturb the harmony of social intercourse, without which existence itself would be a burden, lie was a forcible and argumentative speaker, had a fine person and well modulated voice, and his delivery was animated, graceful and impres sive. He never wasted the time of the Senate with frothy declamation. Ie was a first rate presiding omcer, entirely familiar with parliamentary aw and proceedings, and a model of urbanity ond propriety. In po- itical sentiment he belonged to the school of Jefferson, aud looked for the lights cf political wisdom to the philosophic shades of Monti cello, He never obtained or ap plied for anv office under the Pres- dent of the United States. All of lis honors were conferred on him by the people anu tneir represent atives, and when seeking for popu lar support he seldom had opposi tion and was never defeated. After the adjournment of the convention of 1861, he retired to his beloved home, a spot adorned by the most beautiful of our native forest trees and shrubbery, planted by his taste, still more adorned by his virtues. There he spent dignified and honored old age amid rural scenes and the soft charms of cultivated nature, in the practice ot virtue, in reading and reflection, in tl: bosom of his friends aud neighbors, and in the exercise of a liberal hospitality, and their too be shed around him the mild beams of his setting sun. " How blessed is he who crowns mid shades like these, A life of labor with an asje of ease His autumnal years, like those of Dr. Franklin, were serene and cheerful, though sometimes soli tudo tor his country might spread over his features a cloud of care lie was a genial link between the present and past generations, and having a social spirit, a retentive memory and rare colloquial talents, he charmed the old and young by his graphic pictures ot by gone times, and of the great and gooc men of our honored State who had passed away and o"er whose ashes she had brooded in sorrow. In the decline of life he was enlivened am: invigorated by of the past. tho reflecte 1 light Mr. Edwar is tad lived long enough to bury friends of his youth, the all the last c whom were Cadwallader Jones, o Orange, who was a model of Southern gentleman, when the won aentleman meant something more than a mere term of complaisance and the protoundly learned am venerable Thomas RulTm, who was endeared to him by the sweet rec ollections of early life, who labored with him in the fields of public service, and who from bloomin youth to hoary age had been his true and fast friend. It is gratify ing to . contemplate the unbroken intimacy between Chief Justice Ruffin and Mr. Edwards for a period exceeding sixty years, amid all the vicissitudes of life from which friendship alas is not exempt, and to which it has been supposed by some to bo peculiarly exposed. As I have had occasion to to speak incidentally of Judge Ruffin, I can not forbear to express my exalted opinion of him as a jurist. Lord Mansfield said of Lord Hardwicke that when he pronounced his de crees, wisdom itself might be gup posed to speak. J entertain the same views as to the judicial opin ions of Judge Ruffiin. During Mr. Edwards' latter years time had bended his form and blanched his locks with frost and snow, but it had not enfeebled his intellect, it had not chilled his sympathies or extinguished in his breast the love of liberty and the flames of patriot ism. He was an upright, virtuous and concientious man, of pure mor als, and an accomplished gentle man well ' fitted to ornament the circle of social life. He was the executor of Nathan iel Macon and his bosom friend. The writer well knows that Mr. Macon highly esteemed him, was warmly attached to him, and had as much confidence in his integrity as he had in that of any man liv- ing. The writer can pay a more lasting tribute to the memory of his friend by simply bearing testi- mony to this fact than he could do by the most labored enlogy, and as Mr. Edwards' character is the pro perty of the State, he has not al lowed a fastidious delicacy to pre vent him from making this state ment. Mr. Edwards, in July,' 1862, published in pamphlet form,' a biographical sketch of Mr. Macon, in which he paid a just tribute to his memory, and with happy con ciseness sets forth the events of his life and the traits of hia character, a sketch which may be read with profit by the youth oi North Caro lina. His heart was in this produc tion. It was a labor of love. The writer of the present brief memoir has c-iaavorcd to Tnamfejst hia gratitude by discharging towards him a similar duty of friendship and uarding his fame while he is sleep ing in tue hallowed peace ot the grave, rur. Edwards lett no descendants, but a pious and affec tionate wife laments her loss.- As she bends over the tomb of her departed husband may she look to heaven for cons dation. M-'-'y she remember that The path of sorrow and that, nath alone Leads to tho land where sorrow nr, known." His remains repose in his family burying ground very near to his house, in the bosom ot the land which he loved. E. he President and the Chief Justice ship. The determination of President Grant to leave the name of attor ney General Williams for the Chief Justiceship before the Senate until the nominee shall be rejected or confirmed is repeated from Wash ington. It is natural enough that the President should take this posi tion. He probably regards Mr. Williams a3 a lawyer of respectable ability ; he certainly knows him to be a serviceable political friend. Looking upon the Supreme Court of the United States only as one of the most valuable sources of reward at his command, the Presi dent does not understand why he should be proscribed from bestow ing its richest position upon one of his most faithful servitors. But Senators of the United States .at present owe allegiance to the peo pie, not to the President, it is their duty to reject alt improper nominees for public offices. Espe cially is it their duty to- prevent the degradation ot the bupreme Court. While they may excuse the obstinacy with which the soldier President adheres to his unfortunate selection, they conld not justify their Own confirmation of a Chief Justice whose elevation to the im portant office would be a disgrace and a pern to the nation. A.-l Herald. Wearing Flannel. The majority of people are not aware ot tne Dencnciai euect oi wearing flannel next to the body, both in cold and warm weather Fannel is not so uncomfortable in warm weather a.3 prejudiced people b?!ieve. Frequent colds and con stant hacking coughs have left sioce adopting fiannel garments. There is no need of great bulk about the waist, which condemns the wearing of fknnel with those who prefer wasp waist to health, for in that case-the flannel can be cut a3 loosely fitting waists, always fas tened to the back. There is scarce ly any of the bad effects of sudden changes telt by thos who wear flannel garments, and mothers es pecially should endeavor to secure such for the little people, in prefer ence to all those showy outside trim mings which fashion commands. ' A Woman Who Maintained Silent for Five Years- Demaik, Iowa, Letter 5n the' Iveokuk Gate City J : -. We were overtaken by darkness last evening while still distant from our stopping place. We were for tunate, however, in finding a refuge at a f?rm house, where there was ample accommodation, ana where we found a "sensation." The family consisted of the hus band, wife, and several children, and a description of the father and children might apply to any other farmer's family, but there was some thing iu the appearance of the wife which strotrgly attracted ai. She moved quickly about preparing the evening meal, and I noticed that while the children seemed to look to her for direction, conveyed by a look, or a scarcely perceptible gesture, no word passed between them, while they talked freely with one another. We wondered wheth er she was deaf and dumb. But no, that could not be the- case, for when her little, prattling, 4 years-old boy urged her to take his rubber baby, and told her ."it had been having a hundred and free teef, and six croups, and a couple of fevers, and had a bad cold, and he was afraid it was going to be sick,"' I observed a faint, wintry smile dawn upon the her face as she stroked the little fellow's sunny curls. So, of course, she could hear. We were entertained with great kindness, and departed this morning as much puzzled as ever regarding our quiet hostess. But as we drove away we were overtaken by one of their neighbors, who gave us this explanation: Some fiva years, ago the good woman had - lost two children by scaliet fever, and she grieved sorely, and would not be comforted. While in this despairing state she was persuaded to attend a protracted meeting. The effect upon her mind was distressing. She felt that she had committed the unpardonable sin; that "the words of her mouth had not been acceptable in His sight," and so she recorded a vow that she never again would utter a syllable, and she never has. For more than five years she' has main tained unbroken silence, and two younger children have never heard their mother s voice,, Neighbors and friends have sought to convince her that her rash vow, made in a diseas ed fctate of mind, wai not binding upon her, but their efforts were ruitless, and she goes on her quiet way, leaving no duty ' undonp, but showing her love and sympathy by ooks and acts, but never by a word. Her husband treats her with the tenderest, consideration, and evi dently bves and respects her. What our Liquor Costs. : ,Rev. William II. Ruffucr, Super intendent of Public Instruction, in his annual report to the General cVssembly, says in advocating a heavy tax upon liquor, in order to increase the State revenue to the school fund, that we may feel sure of being within the mark when we put the liquor drunk in the State as a beverage at $12 000 000 every year. "The surplusage, be it more or less may go tor, meuical, mech anical, and manufacturing purposes. The wheat crop in Virginia in 1570 was, in round numbers, 8 000 000 bushels, which, at $1 50 a bushel, (which is more than the farmers got,) was worth just the cost of our drinkables. The total value of the live stock in Virginia ot every description is something over 828 000,000.' If sold to pay our liquor bills, it would all be gone in two years. Once more, the total value in gross of uU farm prodtictions in Virginia, including increase of live stock and value of improvements in 1870. was something over H51.U00 000, nearly onefourth of which sum was required to pay for our drinks the same year ' Compare the cost of this form of self indulgence with the cost of the State government in all its branches in round numbers, say. $1,500 000; interest on the public debt at 6 per cent, say 82,000,000 total, 83,500,000. .- : Add to this all the forms of local taxation, and we cannot get an aggregate of public burdens equa to the voluntary and ruinous burden which the people ' individually 1 upon themselves. For the Toothache.. ;,. An exchange gives the following simple application for the toothache, on the principle, it no - cure, no charge for the advice; If any . o your readers suffer from toothache orjieuralgio affections arising from teeth in any stage of decay, they may experience relief, instantaneous and permanent, by saturating a small bit of clean cotton or wool with a strong solution of ammonia, .ana apply it lmmeaiateiy to tne affected tooth. The pleasant con trast instantaneously produced some t times ctrases" a- fit of laughter, al though a; moment before extreme suffering and anguish prevailed. 7 have used the remedy for over one year, and hare- obtained' sufficient prcof to warrant publication, 'i Birthday Celebration in Germany. The celebration of the anniversary of the birthday is observed in Ger many to an extent that is not the case in any other country. We Americans, who allow our birthdays to come a:id go, scarcely remember ing or noting their occurrence", can not but admire the kindlv feeling evinced by relatives and i'riemls, es pecially toward ladies and children,, on its recurrence. While at the springs at Hall a number of lady guests celebated their anniversaries. All their friends and acquaintances at Hall sent them iturw .UQaii,,. one lady receiving as many as twen ty; while boxes from homo wore to hand, with cakes and presents and letters with loving greetings. We had the pleasure of participating in one of these anniversaries the latlv being a native of Baltimore, of Ger man parents, temporarily residing in Germany. No less than ten im mense bouquets decorated tho room, while the presents from friends and relatives were . spread out upon a table like bridal offerings. Her ac quaintances called during the day to congratulate her and partake of cake aud wine, and all went on as a marriage bell. Her parent.- were too distant to participate in the fes tivities at Hall, but she assured us that the day waa similarly celebrated at a certain mansion on Madison ave nue, and that the cake and wine would be partaken of by a band of little orphan children, in whom she feels a deep intcacst. Although far from home and relatives, many pres ents and kind greetings reached her from her friends in Vienna, where she has made her home for the past year. These observances at a sum mer resort were, of course, but tame affairs compared to the day celebra ted at home, surrounded by parents, sisters and brothers, but were suf ficient to give us some idea A this beautiful custom of the Fatherland. Everything is dt.ne, however, to make it a merry festival, even the servants dressing the dinner tabic with flowers, while tho health of the absent one is toasted, and tlie whole day devoted to innocent festivities. Home. Home is the nursery of aflcction. It is love s dradhng place. It is the Eden of young attachments. And here should be planted and tended all the gems cf love every seed that should ever sprout in the luman heart. And how carefully they should be tended; how guarded against the frosts of jealousy, anger, pride, envy, vanity and ambition ! Uow rooted in the best soil cf the heart, and nourished and cultivated by the soil's best husbandry ! If any would have fervent and noble affections such as give power and glory to the human heart, such as sanctify tho soul and make it supremely beautiful let him cul tivate well the home feelings: all that makes home the most lovely on earth the only true antctypc of ileaven. Home is the heait'c anrden. its most beautiful, lovely things aro here. And here should be expended care, toil, effort, patience, and whatever may be necessary to make them still more loveiy. W c cannot honor with too deep a reverence the home affections. We cannot cherish them with too much solicitude. For here is the centre of purest happiness, tho spring of our deepest tides of joy. v hen the home afleehons are cultivated all others follow as a uatural consequence. Home h the seeding place of every worthy e flec tion that grows in tue heart. Hence it behooves us to loud well the hearthstone garden. Let the music of the heart swell its notes here in the perpetual anthem of goodwill. Let offices of love go round like smiles afr-a feast of joy. Capt. Hall's Prayer Book. When Capt. Hall set off for the Arctic Expedition a friend gave him his prayer Book with his name in it and the number of his pew in the church in Cincinnati in which he worshipped. When the Tigress set off in sc arch of Capt. Hall's party the friend re quested one of the officers ta try and secure for him the prayer book he had given to Capt. Hail. When Capt, Greer, with this officer, land ed at the spot where the party had wintered, he found many of tho effects of Capt. Hall scattered on the ground, but the firs; thing they picked up was this prayer book, injured somewhat by exposure, but in fair condition, with the giver's name and the number cf his pew in it, as we have stated. Capt. Greer brought it with him, showed it to Mrs. Capt. Hall at St. Nicholas Hotel in New York, and will place it in the hand3 of its original owner, who will prize it all the more for its remarkable history. ' A Hartford gentleman, who had tarried late at a wino supper, found his wife waiting hio return in a high state of nervDusness.. ;2hc- "Here I've been waiting, and rocking in the chair till my hea l .-pin.- ioi::d like a top!" "Jes? so where i'vo been," responded he, 'it's in the atmosphere!"