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V 0 J Jill 1 . ULUU - 1 "' v ." V " ALL POWERS, NOT HEREIN DELEGATED, REMAIN WITH THE PEOPLE." Constitution of N. C. OLD SERIES, VOL. 50. ) NEW SERIES, VOL. 1. TARBORO", X. C, FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 1874. NO. 4. Pa GENERAL DIRECTORY. TARBORO. Mayor Alexander MoCabe. Commissioners John Norfleet, Joseph C.lli and Ki-ury '. Cherry. fcECKtTKT AND TREASURER Kohl-it W ll iteh 11 r-1 . Constari-e J. B. Hyatt. Town Watch Hairy Redmond, Battle and James K. Sunousou. t'OHXTV. Superior Court Clerk and Probu'e Judye John Norfleet. Register ot Deeds B. J. Keech. Sheriff Battle Bryan. Coroner Wm. T. Godwin. Treasurer Kobt. II. Austin. Surveyor Jesse Harrell. School Examiners. E. R. Stamps, Win. II. Knight and II. II. Shaw. Keeper Poor House Wm. A. I)ugs;au. Commissioners M. P. Edwards, Chairman, Wm. A. Duguan, N. B. Bellamy, John Dauey snd Mae Malhewson. B. J. Keech, Clerk. WAILS. ARRIVU. and departure of mails NORTH AND SOl'TH VIA W. & W. R. R. I.euve TarlxTo' (dai'.y) at - - iiWA.M. Arrive at Tarboro' (daily) at - - 'M 1. M. WASHINGTON MAIL VIA (iUEENVILLE. FALKLAND AND SPAKTA. Leave Tarboro' (daily) - - Arrive at Tarboro' (daily) at - - o I . M. LODGES. The NigUts and the Places of IHectinjr. Concord R. A. Chapter No. 5, N. M. Law rence, High Priest, Masonic Hall, uionthly convocations llrst Thursday iu ev'-rv month at 10 o'clock A. M. Concord Lodge No. 5S, Thomas Gallic, Master, Masonic Hall, meets first Friday night it 7 o'clock P. M. and third Saturday at 10 o'clock A. M. in every month. Repiton Encampment No. 13, I. O. O. F., Dr. Jos. II. Baker, Chief Patriarch, Odd Fel lows' Hall, meets every iirst and third Thurs day of each month. Edgecombe Lodge No. 50, I. O. O. F., M.L. Hussey, N. G.,Odd Fellows' Hall, meets every Tuesday night. Edgecombe Council No. 122, Friends of Temperance, meet every Fridav niirht at the Odd Fellows' Hall. Advance Lodge No. 23, I. O. G. T., meets every Wednesday night at Odd Fellows' Hall at S o'clock P. M. CIIX'KCIIES. Episcopal Church Services every Sunday at 10 1-2 o'clock A. M. and 5 P. M. Dr. J. li. Cheshire, Rector. Methodist Church Services every second Sunday at 11 o'clock. Rev. C. C. Hudson, Pastor. Presbyterian Church Services third Sun day of each month at 11 o'clock A. M. and o'clock P. M. Rev. J. W. Primrose, Evan gclist. Missionary Baptist Church -Service? every 2nd Sunday in every moi.th, at 11 o'clock. Rev. T. R. Owen, Pastor. Primitive Baptist Church Services first Saturday and Sunday of each month at 11 o'clock. HOTELS. PtononH Honse, corner Main and Pitt Sts. W. B. Hatpr. Proprietor. Mrs. Pender's, tr n,erly Greorv Hotel.) Slain Street, opposite - Enquirer" Office, Mrs. M. Pender, Proprietress. EXPRESS. a-v,iiM Kjso-. Oltice, on Main Street, closes every morning at 834 o'clock. N. M. Lawbejcb, Agent. MISCELLANEOUS. DR. RICH'D H. LEWIS OFFERS HIS Professional Services to the public. Office in rear of Whitlock's Storo, Tarboro', N. C. oet.-tf M . HOWARD, 33 3Tt XT O O I S3 T DEALER IS DRUGS. PATENT MEDICINES, &C, &C, SzC. Opposite the " Enqvie-er" Office, TARBORO, N C. SLATE HOOFS The Best and the Cheapest HAVING BEEN APPOINTED AGENT lor Matthew Gault & Son, of Baltimore, 1 will contract (or jobs of SLATING in any portion of the State. The work will be prop erly d. ne and upon the lowest terms. I am also agent for the North River Bins' Stone Granite and Rosin-Sized Felt. For further information, address A. B. NOBLES, Agent, Feb. 22.-tf. Tarboro'. N. C. 11. rX COKER, AGENT FOB THB Celebrated "Wheeler &c "Wilson Bowing MachLino, Which SURPASSES all other Machines. ALSO THE Home Shuttle Machine, which is THE BEST cheap Machine in Use. Price from $25 to $75. B7 The public is invited to call and ex amine toy Machines before purchasing. Office on Pitt Street, a few doors from Main, TARBORO', IV. C Dec. T, 1S72. ly A RARE CHANCE FOR One Fourth Interest in the Edgecombe Agricultural Works for Sale. IllVUFRV OFFER FOR SALE MY ONE fourth interest in the Edgecombe Agricul tural Works. For particulars, address A. J. HINES, Wilson, N. C. Or Hon. GEORGE HOWARD, Tar'..oro X. C. Juiyyti. ff SUBSCRIBE TO The Spirit of the Age V FIRST CLAPS FAMILY PAPER DE voted to Temperance, Religion, Agricul ture, and the Mechanical Arts. The Literary Department of the Aye is a very attractive feature, while all the other Departments are full of matter, both inter esting and instructing. M J. EDWARDS, Managing Editor. We want active, energetic men and women to solicit subscribers in every county in the State. Send lor canvassers blanks. Address W. J. EDWARDS ii, CO., Raleigh, N. C 0 , . La Pierre House, li ROADWAY EIGHTH STS., rl:!LS Is a desirable House for business men JL or families, bn'majirst class, elegant dtid central. Parties who can appreciate a yood table will find the " La Pikrkb " THE House to stop at in New York. Board and room per day. Rooms $1 per da . C. B. ORV1S, Proprietor. July 20, 1873. ly MISCELLANEOUS. This unrivalled Southern Remedy is war isinted not to contain a single particle of MEKCruY.or any injurious mineral substance, but is PURELY VEGETABLE, containing those Southern Roots and Herbs, which an all-wise Providence lias placed In countries where Liver Diseases most prevail. It will Cure all Diseases caused by derange ment of the Liver. Tub SYMPTOMS of Liver Complaint are a bitter or had take in the mouth ; Pain in the Back, Sides or Joints, ofteu mistaken lor Rheumatism ; Sour Stomach; Lo:s of appe tite ; Bowels alternately costive and l is ; Headache ; Loss of memory, with a painful seneatiou of having failed to do something which oiiL'ht to havs been done; Debility, Low Spirits, a thick yellow appearance of the Skin and Eyes, a dry Coimii -;ften mistaken for Consumption. Sor.ieiimcti many of these symptoms attend the disease, at others very few ; but the Livku, the largest orgau iu the body, is generally the scat of the disease, and if not Regulated in time, creat euliering, wretchedness and DEATH will ensue. This (iron Unfai'wy SPECIFIC n-i!l not he found the Least Unpleasant. For DYSPEPSIA, CONSTIPATION, Jaun dice, Bilious attacks, SICK HEADACHE, Colie, Depression of Spirits, SOUR STOM ACH, Heart Burn, &c, Ac. Simmons' Liver Resulator, or Medicine, Is the Cheapest, Purest and Best Family Medicine in the World ! Manufactured only by J. K- ZEILIN & CO., MACON, GA.,and PHILADELPHIA. Price 1.00. Sold by all Druggists. Steam Engines. Saw Mills. AND OTHER MACHINES. milE undersigned I for this section, & 0., of the taken the Asencv WM. E. TANNER, 31eti-opolitttii Works OF ltl(iniOM), VA. tie nVA furnish any machinery of their make at factory prices and give estimates for pro posed new machinery, thereby saving much delay in correspondence and the expense of a trip to their shops. The -Engines and Mills b',:" " -favnr nn our reorle every day, 4 P!Pr.ut-r wm re taken in pointing out the peculiar features and advaiitaaes of these machines. II. .A. WALKER, Sup i. L-Itiec jiube Ag t nor.es. Sept. m.-Lt. Tarboro', X. C. ft - - . j HAMPDEN SIDNEY THE NEXT SESSION OF THIS SEMI nary o! le-iniing ivKl commciice on Thursday, Sept. 4'h, lV.i. Hampden Si-ln'-y i; situated in Prince Ed ward County, Va., within a few hundred yards of Union Theological Seminary, and seven miles from Farmville the nearest de pot of the Atlantic, Mississippi &. Ohio R. R. The locality of the College is most healthy, and the community around distinguished for intelligence and pi' ty. There is no Grammar or Preparatory School connected with the College. It re tains the curriculum and the great aim of its teachers is to secure thoroughness in the training and instruction of their pupils and thus to prepare them for professional studies or the active duties of life. The ordinary expenses of a student exclu sive of the cost of clothing, travelling and books, are from ?-'-!." to J75 a year. For Catalogue and further information ap ply to Rr.v. J. M. P. ATKINSON, President Hampden Sidney College, jy -li t!'. Prince Edward Count, Va. State of Xorth Carolina, cor.xrr or edgecombe superior court. Robt II. Au.-l1u and ColUcld King, Plaintiffs, against Bennett Bell, James Bell, James T. Daniel and Alice A. D.inhl and Laura Bell, Defen dants. Sttiiunoits. Cfpeci.tl proceedings for partition b real estate, situate in Edgecombe bv sale of County, and of which the I'laintilfs and Defendants are alleged to be tenants iu common. Thy above named defendants being non-residents of the St".!c, are by this mode notified and summoned to be and appear at the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court for the County of Edgecombe, at the Court House in Tarborough, within eighty days after the lirst publication of this summons, and answer the complaint of the plaintiffs which was duly tiled in the ofiice of the Clerk of said Court, on the -''-'nd day of October, 17:!, and I t them lake notice that if they 1'iil to answer the said complaint within that time, the. plain tiffs will apply to the Court fur the relief de manded in the complaint. By order of said Court. JNO. NORFLEET, Clerk Win. H. Johnston. Superior Court. Attorney for Plaintiff. Nov. 1st, its'.;. iw. Stale of North Carolina, FJX! EC0MISE CO USTY. HAVING qualified as Administrator of Celia A. Williins, de -eased, notice is hereby given to all persons indebted lo the estate of said deceased to make immediate payment, and all having claims against the estate to present, them for payment, ou or before the loth day of December, 1S74, or this notice w ill be pleaded in bar of their recovery. LAMBERT P. BEARDSLEY, Dee. 20,-Ut. Administrator. Sii I o Kill i fl a 5 SHi c - 111 - ? - R 3 vsss j ADVERTISEMENTS. A FAMILY ARTICLE. I Agents make -12..r9 per day, f 7.1 per week. AN ENTIRELY NEW SEWING MACHINE! For Domestic Use, ONLY FIVE DOLLARS With the New Patent j llXTTTTOV HOLE WOltlCTrt, I Patented June 27th, 1871. j AWAKDED THE FIRST PREMIUM AT THE ! AMERICAN INSTITUTE I AND MAP.Yr.AXD INSTITUTE FA IKS, 1871. j A most wonderful aud elegantly eonstruc- ted Sewing Machine for Family Work. Com i plete in all its Parts, Uses the Straight Eye l'ointed Needle, Selj ThreacUne, direct up right Positive Motion, New Tcntion, Self Feed and Cloth Guid-T. Operates by Wheel and on a Tattle. Lic;ht Running1, fiuootb and noiseless, like all good high-priced ma chines. Has Patent Check to prevent the wheel being turned the wrong way. Uses the thread direct from the spool. Makes the Elastic Lock Siiteh, (linest aud strongest stitch known;) firm, durable, close aud rapid. Will do all kinds of work, line and coarse, from Cambric to heavy Cloth or Leather, and uses all description of thread. This Machine is heavily constructed to give it strength ; all the parts of each Machine being made alike by machinery, and beautifully finished and ornamented. It is very easy to learn. Rap id, Smooth and Silent in operation. Reliable at all times, and a Practical, Scientific, Me chanical Invention, at Greatly Reduced Price. A Good, Cheap, Family Sewing Machiue at last. The first and only success in producing a valuable, substantial and reliable low priced Sewing Machine. Its extreme low price reaches ail conditions. Its simplicity and strength adapts it to all capacities, while its many merits make it a universal favorite ! wherever used, and creates a rapid demand. IT IS ALL IT IS RECOMMENDED, j 1 can cheerfully and conlldently recom I mend its use to those who are wanting a re- ally good Sewing Machine, at a low price. Mrs. 11. B. JAMESON, Peotone, Will County, III. I Price of each Machiue. " Class A." "One," i (warranted for five years by special certifi cate,) with all the fixtures, and everything i complete belonging to it, including Self Threading Needle, packed in a strong wood ; en box, and de.ivered to any part of the ; country, by express, frke of further charces j ou receipt of price, o.M.T F:ve Doi.la.ks. Safe i delivery guaranteed. With each Machine we j will send, on receipt of $1 extra, the new pat : cut j BUTTON HOLE WORKER, j One of the most important and useful inveu , tions of the age. So simple aud certain, that ; a child can work the finest button hole with regularity and ease. Strong and beautiful. Special Terms, and Extra Indneements to : Male and Female Agents, Stoie Keepers, Ac. who will establish agencies through the coun try and keep our New Macuines on Exhibi i tion and Sale. County Rights given to smart agents free. Agent's complete outfit, furukh ! cd without any extra charge. Samples of j scwiug, descriptive circulars containing I Terms, Testimonials, Engravings, Ac, &c, j sent free. We also supply j AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS. Latest Patents aud Improvements for the arra and Harden. Mowers. Reapers. Cnlti vators. Feed Cutters, Harrows, Farm Mills, Planters. HarvpRtwa Thrpahnra rtnA ,tll aiL will be at our rii's and are perfectly secure.' Sate delivery of all our goods guaranteed. "An old and responsible firm that sell the best goods at the lowest price, and can be re lied upon by our readers. Parmer's Journal, A'ete i'ork. Not Responsible for Registered Letters Address Orders R. J. MULLIGAN, Supt. Buckland Sewing Maehiue, Cor. Greenwich & Cortlandt Sts., N. Y. Oct. 4, 1ST3.-Cm. POSTPONEMENT ! FOURTH GEAND GIFT CONGEST FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE Miblic Library S Ry OYER A MILLIOX IX BASK ! ucoess A-Kssnrecl. A Full Drawing Certain, On Tuesday, 31st of March Kest In order to meet the general wih and ex pectation of the public and the ticket-holders for the full payment of the magnificent gifts announced for the Fourth Grand Gift Concert of the Publie Library of Kentucky, the mau age ,nnt oave determined to postpone the Concert and Drawing nntil Tuesday, March 31st, 1874. They have already realized OVER A MILLION DOLLARS, and have a great many agents yet to hear from. Ao doubt is entertained of the sale of every ticket before the Trairiny ; but, vhether all are sold or not, the Concert and Drairiny will posi tively and unequivocally take place on the day now Ji. red, and if any remain unsold they will be cancelled, and the prizes will be reduced in proportion to the unsold tickets. uiy 00,000 tickets have been issued, aud I 2,000 CASH GIFTS, 81,.00?000, wiil be distributed among the ticket-holders. The tickets are printed in coupons, of tenths, and all fra-tional parts will be repre sented in the drawing just as whole tickets are. LIST of gifts: One Grand Cash Gift, $250,000 One Grand Cash Gift, 100,000 One Grand Cash Gift, f0,000 One Grand Cash Gift, 25,000 One Grand Cash Gift, 17,500 10 Cash Gifts 110,000 each 100,000 HO Cash Gifts 5,000 each 150,000 50 Cash Gifts 1,000 each 50,000 h0 Cash Gifts 500 each 40,000 100 Cash Gifts 400 each 40,000 150 Cash Gifts 300 each 45,000 250 Cash Gifts 200 each 50,000 325 Cash Gifts 1C0 each 33.500 11,000 Cash Gifts 50 each 550,000 Total, 12,000 Qifts,all Cash.aus'ting to 81,500,000 1 he chances for a gift are as one to live. PRICE OF TICKETS. Whole Tickets, ; Halves, $25; Tenths, or each coupon, f-j ; Eleven Whole Tickets for 8500 ; 22 Tickets for S1000 : 113 Whole Tickets for $5000 , 227 Whole Tickets for $10,000. No discount on less than $500 worth of tickets. The Fourth Gilt Concert wil be conducted in all respects like the three which have a ready been given, and full particulars may be learned from circulars, when will be sent free from this ofliee to all who apply for them. Orders for tickets and applications for ageucie will be attended to in the order they arc received, and it is hoped they will be sent iu promptly, that there mav be no disap pointment or delay iu tilling all. Liberal terms given to those who buy to sell again. All agents are peremptoriaily required to settle up their accounts and return all unsold tickets by the 20th dav of March. THOS. E. BRAMLETTE, Agt, Pub. Library Ky., and Manager Gift Con cert, Public Lib, ttry Building, Louisville, Ky. ll. L IIBIV & BR07 Carriage Manufacturers TARBORO', N. C. LL kinds of REPAIRING promptly at- x5L tended to. They now occupy their NEW 4 icirMEW the New CARRIAGE SHOPS. Enquire for Shops near Main Street. Aug. 23, 1873. THE FRIDAY. JANUARY 23, 1874 Mark Twain on Woman. Mark Twnin, the veil known hu morist, replied to the toast of the ladies at the festival of the Scottish Corporation of London on Dec. 1. In doing sc. he said ; I am proud, indeed, of the distinction of being chosen to respond to this especial toast, to "The Ladies' or to wo man, if you please, for that is the preferable term, perhaps ; it is cer tainly the older, and therefore the more entitled to reverence. Laughter. I have noticed that the Bible, with that plain, blunt hones ty which is such a conspicuous characteristic of the Scriptures, is always particular to never refer to even the illustrious mother of man kind herself as a Udy, but speaks of her as a woman. Laughter. 7t is odd, but you will find it so. 1 am peculiarly proud of this honor, because think that tha toast to woman is one which, by right and by every other rule of gallantry, should take precedence of all others of the army, of the navy, of even royalty itself, perhaps, though the latter is not necessary in this day and in this land, for the reason that, tacitly, you do drink a broad gener al health to all good women when you drink the health of the Queen of England and the Princess of Wales. Loud cheer.,. I have in mind a poem just now which is fa miliar to you all, familiar to every body. And what an inspiration that was (and how instantly the present toast recalls the verses to all our minds) when the most noble, the most gracious, the purest and sweetest of all poets says : " Woman, O woman 1 or Wulll " (laughter) however, you remem ber the lines ; and you remember how feelingly, how daintily, how almost imperceptibly the verses rise up before you, feature by fea ture, the ideal cf a true and perfect woman ; and how, as you contem plate the finished marvel, your ho- thing out of mere breath, O" re words And you call to mind now as I speak how the poet, with stern fidelity to all humanity, delivers this beautiful child of his heart and brain over to the trials and the sorrows that must come to all soon er or later that abide in the earth ; and how the pathetic story culmi nates in that apostrophe so wild, so regretful, so full of mournful re trospection. The lines run thus ; Alas ! alas ! a alas ! Alas ! alas." and so on, Laughter. I do not remember the rest ; but, taken al together, it seems to me that the poem is the noblest tribute to wo-. man that human genius has ever brought forth (laughter) and 7 feel that if 1 were to talk hours J could not do my great theme com pleter or more graceful justice than 1 have now done in simply quoting that poet s matchless words, (lie newed laughter.) The phases of the womanly nature are infinite in their variety, lake any type ot woman, and you shall find in it something to respect, something to admire, something to love. And you shall find the whole joining you heart and hand. Who was more patriotic than Joan of Arc ? "Who was braver? Who has given us, a grander instance of self-sacrificing devotion ? Ah, you remember, you remember well what a throb of pain, what a great tidal wave of grief swep over us all when Joan of Arc fell at Waterloo. Much laughter. Who does not sorrow for the loss of Sappho, the sweet singer of Israel? Who among us does, not miss the gentle ministration, the softening influences, the humble piety of Lucretia Borgia ? Laugh ter. Who can join in the heart less libel that says woman is extravagant in dress when he can look back and call to mind our simple and lowly mother Eve arrayed in her modification of the Highland costume Roars of laugh ter. Sir, wois&en have been sol diers, women have been painters, women have been poets. As Ion?: as language lives. And not be cause she conquered George III. (laughter) but because she wrote those divine lines " Let dogs delight to balk and bite, For God hath mads them so." (More laugter.) The story of the world is adorned with the names of illustrious ones of our own sex some of them sons of Si. Andrew, too Scott, Bruce, Burns, the war- rier Wallace, Ben Nevis (laughter) the gifted Ben Lomond, and the great new Scotchman, Ben Disraeli. (Great laughter.) Out of the great plains cf history tower whole mountain ranges of sublimo woman the Queen of Sheba, Josephene, Semiramis, Sairey Gramp, the list is eLdless, (laughter.) but I will not call the mighty roll, the names rise up in your own memories at the mere suggestion, luminous wich the glory of deeds that cannot die, hallowed by the loving worship of the good aod the true of all epochs and all climes. (Cheers.) Suffice it for our pride and our honor that we in our day have added to it such names as those of Grace Darling and Florence Nightingale. (Cheers.) Woman is all that should be gentle.patient, long suffering, trust ful, unselfish, full of generous impulses. It is her blessed mission to comfort the sorrowing, plead for the erring, encourage the faint of purpose,succor the distressed, uplift tfie fallen, befriend the friendless in a Avord, afford the hearing of her sympathies and a home in her heart for all the bruised and persecuted children of misfortune that knock at its hospital door. (Cheers.) And when I say God bless her, there is none among us who has known the ennobling affection of a wife of the steadfast devotion of a mother, but in his heart will say, Amen ! (Loud and prolonged cheering.) ( Bible Work in North Carolina. l LThe Rev. P. A. Strobel, who has recently resigned his position as District Superintendent of the American Bible Society for N. C, makes the following report of his labor from the 31st of March to 31st of December, 1873, embracing a period of nine months. Auxiliaries, Branch Societies and Bible Committees visited, seventy eight. New Auxiliaries organized, three. Auxiliaries revived, three. New branch Societies formed, most ly among the freedmen, ten. New Bible Committees, three. Anni versaries attended, forty. Eccle siastical bodies visited, three. Ser mons and addresses delivered, 150. Official letters issued, 450. Offi cial documents, 2,560. Number of days spent from home, 230. Miles travelled, 5,098. Value of books ordered for Auxiliaries, about $3,500. This is independent of the books donated by the Parent Society, and those drawn from the N. C. Fund, which would perhaps amount to about $800 more. Receipts for the nine months, $2,520 ; being a decrease of only 80 cents, as compared with receipts for same period Jast ,YearK whqh 4? the general depression in all depart ments of business during the past three months. Besides the money paid to the District Superintendent, fully 01, 000 have been sent directly to the Assistant Treasurer in New York, which would make the entire re ceipts from N. C. in the last nine months over $3,600. There were eight other Auxiliaries which the District Superintendent was unex pectedly prevented from visiting, who would probably bave paid several hundred dollars, thus swell ing the receipts of the past nine months to nearly $4000. The following Auxiliaries have supplied their respective territories in whole or in part : Alexander, Bertie, Buncombe, Cabarrus, Cra ven, Cartaret, Chappel Hill, Cald well, Davidson, Durham, Gates, Granville, Henderson (Granville co.) Henderson co., Hyde, Jones boro, Lenoir, McDowell, Mebanes ville, Rowan, Salem Bible Associa tion, Tirza, Wake, Wilkes and Wentworth. Owing, however, to the failure of many of the auxilia ries to keep proper records, it has been found impracticable to ascer tain the amount of work which has been accomplished. As far as re turns have been received, they ! sbow a great amount of destitution. In Cabarru3 county one-fiifth of all the families visited were found des titute. This Society has supplied every family in its territory, In Caldwell county, a canvass of one half the territory, embracing about seven hundred families, showed that two hundred and fifty were destitute. These were supplied. In two townships ia Alexander, out of three hundred families visit ed, one hundred and twenty-seven had no Bibles ; a few had Testa ments. In some counties, as in Cabarrus, the destitution has been found to be one-fifth, in some one third, and in a few, nearly one-half of the families. The destitution, however, is di minishing, through the efforts of some of the Auxiliaries. There must, however, be more earnest- ness, activity ana perseverence, employed by christius of all de nomination throughout the State, if this fearful destitution is remov ed, and the ignorance, degrading and vice, consequent upon it. It' all the Auxiliaries would display the zeal and liberality of the Tirza Bible Society, this comsumation so much to be desired by all good men, would soon be realized. This em bracing a portion of Union County, N. C, and Lancaster county, S., C., has not only supplied every family in its territory, but it has sent up liberal donations to the Parent Society. It has on its roll thirty-seven life members and be tween 60 and 70 annual members. Is not this " the banner society " of the State ? Let all the auxiliar ies emulate this example, and chris tian men throughout the State would soon be able to rejoice in the consciousness that every home in our State, was in possession of a copy of that precious volume, which carries whereerer it goes, those Divine influences, which never fail to enlighten and save all who are willing to yield their hearts to their gracious power. In the ninety five counties in the State, there are one hundred and thirteen Auxiliaries, twelve Branch societies and four Bible Commit tees. During the twenty one aonths, in which the present Superintend ent has been in the field, all of these societies and committees ex cept two have been visited once, and seventy-eight have been visited a second time. The condition of the Bible work in the State, is, on the whole, favor able and full of encouragement, though prosecuting his duties at times under many difficulties and discouragements, the District Su perintendent indulges the hope that under God's blessing much has been accomplished, for which there is cause for devout gratitude. He trusts that he leaves the Bible cause in a much better condition than he found it. He earnestly prays that all future efforts to circulate the Bible among our people may receive the hearty and united support o'f all christians, and that the Great Head of the Church may crown these efforts with abundant success. A Funny Temperance Case. From Akron, Ohio, comes a funny temperance case. A rum seller whom we will call Hi Church, because he was most of the time, had been sued seven times for damage done by hi3 rum on citizens of the town. One man came out drunk and smashed in a big glass window. He was too poor to pay for it and the owner came out against Church. A boy about sixteen got drunk and let a horse run away with him, breaking his arm. His father made Church pay the damages. A machanic got drunk and was killed on the railroad track, and his wife sued Church for $2,000 and got it. A farmer got drunk and was burned in his barn on the hay. His son sued Church and recovered. Church g&t sisLoX pailn.. jp$c&EVfgn It ate up all the rum-seller's profits. Still, he acknowledged the law to be a statute, and that it made him responsible for all the damage done by his rum. He used to argue, also, that sometimes his rum used to do people good, and then he said he ought to receive something back. One day lawyer Johnson got to drinking. Johnson was mean, and when he died of the de lirium tremens, there wasn't much' mourning in Akron. There wasn't anybody who cared enough for Johnson to sui Church for damage done. So, one day, Church went before the court him self. " What does Mr. Church want?" asked the Justice. " I tell you vat, Jedge," com menced the rum seller, "ven my rum killed that thar mechanic Johnson and farmer Mason, J cum down like a man. I paid the dam ages and squared up like von Chris tian now didn't I Jedge?" " Ye3, you paid the damage, Mr. Church, but what then?" " Veil, Jedge, my rum did a good deal of good towards killin' lawyer Johnson, now and it 'pears ter me ven I kill a lawyer, I kinder oughter get a rebaid !" Take Heed. No matter how intimate you may be with the friend with whom you may have business transactions put your agreement in writing. How many misunderstandings arise from the loose way in which business matters are talked over, and when each party puts his own construc tion on the matter and it ia dismiss ed by each with the words, " All right ; all right." Frequent it comes out all wrong, and becomes a question for the lawyers and the courts. More than three fourths of the litigation of the people of the country would be saved if people would put down their agreements in writing and sign their names to it. Each word in our language has it peculiar meaning and memory may by a change in a sentence con vey an entirely different idea from that intended. When once reduc ed to writing ideas are fixed, and expensive lawsuits avoided. Cheap Vinegar. Take a quantity of common Irish potatoes wash them until they are thoroughly clean, place them in large vessel- and boil them until done. Drain off carefully the wa ter that they were cooked in, strain iug it if necessary, in order to re move every particle ot the potato Then put this potato water in a jug or a keg, which will set near the stove or in some place where it wil be kept warm, and add one pound of sugar to about two and one half gallons of the water, some hop yeast, or a small portion of whiskey. Let it stand three or four weeks, and you will have excellent vinegar, at a cost of six or seven cents per gallon. Indian Corn as a Food for Horses. Mr. Church, the general mana ger of the London Omnibus Com pany, before a select committee of the House of Commons, spoke very highly of Indian corn as food for work-horses. The company find it so much cheaper than oates that they have discarded them. He says: These animals are fed entire ly on maize and chaff, each horse receiving as its daily ration about seventeen pounds of the former and ten of the latter. Tha maize is just broken - sufficiently to enable the horsese to eat it without diffi culty, and they thrive better on this fodder than they ever did upon oats. On the ground of economy, also, maize is preferable to oats as forage, its price being much lower, and the saving effected being 3s. or 4s. a quarter. These facts, Mr. Church went ou to observe, have long been known to many owners of horses, but gentlemen with pri vate stables find great difficulty in substituting bruised maize and chaff for the old-fashioned forage of oats and trusses of hay. Coachmen and grain dealers resolutely oppose the innovation, for the reason that it enables the owners of horses to ex ercise a control over supplies for their stables, and prevent waste and fraud. In addition, the manure from high fed animals is much richer than from those scantily fed, and in that alone the money comes back again. The same with the land ; 200 pounds per acre of a good fer tilizer, at a cost of $6 or 7, will often add $20 per acre to the value of the crop. Salting the American Flag. A correspondent writing from Rio Janeiro, Brazil, says : A few days ago a most ridiculous affair occurred in the harbor. An ice ship from Boston entered the American trade. Fort Santa Cruz, not recognizing his house flag, hailed him, and ordered him to "heave to," But the worthy skip per didn't speak Portuguese, and the simple statement of the name of his vessel, which he hurled at the fort, was not at all satisfactory; suggestion for him to stop. But he called for his revolver, and pointing it skyward, firad six sue cessive shots. Then a solid shot from the fort skipped across his bow, and another, better aimed, passed through his fore-sail The fort and two shore batteries opened fire upon him, and several of his light spars were cut away. But he held on his course rejoicing, load ing and firing his revolver. Fi nally he reached quarantine and came to anchor just as his flying ib beom was shot away. He was then so near the other shipping that they dared fire on him no longer, and the police boat, the custom house boat, and the health boat all boarded him, togother with the captain of the port, who, with more vigor than politeness, wanted to know " Why he didn't heave to ? " Heave to ? ejaculated the as tounded skipper, " Was that what you wanted ? I thought you was saluting the American flag . !" "Diablel shouted the officers in chorus, and set the case down as additional evidence of the lunacy which thev regarded as a necessary ingredient of the American charac ter. Making things Bilin.' Many years ago, a negro clergy man, very light-colored, went North for the purpose of collecting money to build an African Baptist Church in one of the Southern States. The people did not come down very heavily, and some one, knowing old Mr. R.'s dislike to everything African, took the applicant to him. R. not suspecting his race received him graciously, and asked : " W nat kind ot church are you going to put up ? " Baptist." " How much money do you want to raiser " Five thousand dollars." " Is that enough?" " Yes." R. sat down at his desk, took out his checkbook, filled it out for the entire sum, r nd the colored brother thought he had struck oil, sure. " One thing, said II., " I want to understand before I sign my name. " Certainly, anything." " The Baptists put the new fellers under water, don t they : " Entirely, that is our style." " vell, I want you to agree to have the water bilin' hot, and scald every darned negro to death that goes in it ?" The great cities cf the tfulted States stand relatively in the fol lowing order in regard to exports and imports : Exports. New York $313,000,000; New Orleans $104, - 000,000:San Francisco, $83,000, 000; Philadelphia, $34,000,000; Savannah $32,000,000; and Boston, $27,000,000. Imports. New York, $426,000,080; Boston, $68,000,000; San Francisco, $39,000,000; Baltis more, $29,000,000; Philadelphia, $25,000,000. Lecture Before the Historical Society. The Southern Historical Society in Richmond his taken measures for a scries of lectures this winter, the object of which is to extend the public interest in the great work in which it is engaged. The first lecture was delivered in the Hall of the House of Delegates on Friday evening, 19th inst, by the Rev. T. D. Whherepoon, D. D., of Peters burg. The Hall was filled, and those present listened with much interest to the story of prison life, in the personal experience of the lecturer at Fort Mcllenry. It was a chaste production, filled with a narration of the amusing expedients to which our soldiers resorted to sustain their spirits during the severe trials through which they passed. By way of application the following points were presented : 1. The suffering of Federal prisoners held by us was not as great as that of our men in their prisons. 2. Our authorities gave prisoners the same rations which our soldiers had, and the Federal authorities did not. 3. It was the fault of the Federal Government that there were any 'prisoners on either side, as we were anxious to exchange, and they refused- Importance of Beading. No matter how obscure the posi tion in the life of an individual, if he can read, he may at will put himself in the best society the world has ever seen. He may converse with the greatest heroes of the past; with all the writers of prose and poetry. He may learn how to live, how to avoid the errors of his predecessors, and secure blessings, present and future, to himself, lie may reside in a desert far away from the habitants of man, in solitude, where no human eye looks upon him with affection or interest, where no human voice cheers him with its animating tones, if he has books to read he can never be alone. He may choose his company, and the subject of conversation, and thus become contented aud happy, intelligent, wise and good. xruzeii xunuiiesa. The world is full of kindness that never was spoken, and that is not much better than no kindness at all. The fuel in the stove makes the room warm, but there are great piles of tallen trees lying among rocks and on the tops of the hills where no body can get them; these do not make anybody warm, lou might freeze to death for want of wood in plain sight of all these fallen trees it you had no means of getting the wood home and making a fire with. Just so in a family: love is what makes the parents and children, the brothers and sisters happy: but if they take care never to say a word about it if they keep it a profound secret, as if it were a crime, they will not be much happier than if there was not any love among them; the house will seem cold even in summer, and if you live there, you envy the dog when any one calls him "poor fellow. Dr. Holland. Things were affecting at Towr City on election night. The l'ress man carrolled Jiramard ot the Republican, the Postmaster, and his partner, in a fire-brigade saloon, singing : I want to be a Granger, And with the Grangers stand A horny-headed farmer, With a liay-stack in my hand ; and anon, his partner, a nice young man, with a good voice, ioiusin: Beneath the tall tomato tree I'll swing the glittering hog And smite the wild potato-bug Aa he skips o'er the snow. When the Postmaster continued : I've bought myself a Durham ram And a gray alpaca cow, A lock-stitch Osage orange hedge, And a patent-leather plough. " That men and women arc ment ally alike," says Herbert Spencers in a recent essay, " is as untrue as that they are alike bodily. Just as certainly as they have physical differences which are related to the respective parts they play in the maintenance of the race, so certain ly have they psychical differences, similarly related to their respective shares in the rearing and protection of offspring. To suppose that along with the unlikeness between their parental activities there do not go unlikencsses of mental faculties, is to suppose that here, alone, in all nature, there 13 no adjustment of special powers to special func tions." Embalming and petrifying dead bodies is carried to a nicety in Europe. At the Vienna Exposition a large round table was shown, made of muscles, sinews, &c, with a handsome polish. The process was invented by Dr. Marini, of Naples. Among his other exploits he petrified the body of Thalberg, the pianist, and the widow h said to keep the corpse in her drawing room. He also embalmed Mazzini, and so well that some of the econ omical admirers of the siutcsman urged that the body should be set up in Rome as a statue.