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"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
IX H M M 6a .f3-. a
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.
Suoerior Court Clerk and 1'raha!
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.
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.
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.
Episcopil Church Services every Sunday
at 10 1-2 o'clock A. M. aud 5 P. M. Dr. J. 15.
Methodist Church Services every second
Sunday at 11 o'clock. Rev. C. C. Dodson,
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
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
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.
DR. RICH'D H. LEWIS
to the public. Oflice in rear cf Whitlock's
Store, Tarboro', N. C. "ct.-t!
DRUGS. PATENT MEDICINES,
ScC, &r,C3 SzC.
Opposite the "Enquirer'' OH'ue,
TARBORO, N C.
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
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
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
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
Which SURPASSES all other Machines.
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,
Dec. 7, 1.S72. ly
A RARE C FIANCE
One Fourth Interest In the
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.
This nnrivaUo.l S.ontlicrn Remedy is war
iv.nied not lt contain .v single particle of
Mercurv.oi- any injurious mineral substance,
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.
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
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.
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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
I'.obt. H. Austin and Coilield Kin-, Plair.tiiTs,
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.
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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
For Domestic Use,
ONLY FIVE DOLLAIi
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
;u ir.nitia:. v itii each Mactiine we
en reoipt of $1 extra, the new pnt-
BUTTON HOLE WORKER,
. j Out- of the uoft important and 0-ejul toven-
iious or u;e ae. .o ii,ipic ami certain, that
a chiid can work the liiieM button hole with
regularity and ease. Stron g and beautiful.
Sp.i-cial Terms, ami Extra Inducements to
Male and Female Agents, Stoic Keepers, ifcc.
who will eslai-lUh aeneie? throe.h Hie coun
;ry and K.'";i our New Machines an Exhibi-
iiuU &ud- S'- - L'wuaty liighu aven. tgiiuurt
. aeBiS jCet Aeut s eoiupicte outfit, luruisu
j ad without ;'-. extra clir.:9. ..-Sample of
areBiS jcei Arcut s cotnplett; outfit, lurmsh
sewing, (lfscnp;ive .-'.reniais containing
iernis, li-3timon:als, l.ufrravin.s, iVe,
sent FKiiE. Wo aiso s apply
AGKiCULTUKAL I.M I'LEMENTS.
Latest Patcu'.a and Iiupi ovuiuflLt s for t jc
Farm and Garden. Mowers, Reip ;rs, Cu.'ti-
' 1 r flcu vnuers, narrows, ia
Planters; Harv.-jsters, Thresher ' an
e,?s i d for -jri :I, work, mre
vator, Feed Cntters, Harrows, Farm Mills,
id all a-li-
Money Orders. Bank Drafts, r- by Express,-
I Will be at our r;sr, and are rericily secure.
; Sale delivery 01 all our goo.'-, guaranteed,
i- "An o!,1 and n-sjionsrh:.' firm that sell the
tet ooas at tiic lowest price, and can ie re
lied uroii by our rea.f rs. i'.:rnicr'.i Journal,
Hot ResponsiLIe for Eegistered Letters-
R. J. MULLIGAN,
Sunt. BueKl-iTid Sewinir Machine,
Cor. (ire.-nwicb X' Cortlandt Sts., N. Y.
Oct. 4, lS7':;.-i;m.
FOUHTH C-IFT CONGEST
FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE
Public LilinuT : Kv
;oYRA.niLiJox n im$x
A." Full Brawinq Certain
Gn Tuesday, 31st cf
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,
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
LIST OF f; ! I' l s
One (irand ;asii Gift,
One Grand Cash Gift,-...
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
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.
, TARBORO', ri
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. . .
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
was-yct ringing with tlie eloquence
of Clay, Calhoun, Webster and
" 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
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
and honored old age
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
" How blessed is he who crowns mid shades
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:
of the past.
lived long enough to bury
friends of his youth, the
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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,
: 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
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 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
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
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!"
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