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1) -: al 5 y '- " ft UJJJL " ALL POWERS, NOT HEREIN DELEGATED, REMAIN WITH THE PEOPLE." Constitution of N. C. OLD 8ERIES, VOL. 50. MEW SERIES, VOL. 1. ) TARBOROY N. C, FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 1874. NO. 25. e GENERAL DIRECTORY. TABBOHO'i MiTOR John NorfWi. )Missionfs Benj. Novflvet, .hw ,li t'..M. H. C. Cherry and lieorgn Mathewsuu. Secretary AND Tre vsirer Rolicrt V h i le I : II l' t . .'0NSTiRLi J. V.. Hyatt. TtWJi Watch Harry Redmond, lli'l Haul uud James E. Siinonsun. tOUNXV. Superior Court Clerk and 1'rnf-tle Judit John Norfleet. Register of Deeds -B. J. Keccu. Slier iff Battle Bryan. Cormier Win. T. Godwin. Treasurer Hobt. H. Austin. Surveyor Jesse Harreil. School E.caminers. U. II. Shaw, Win. A. fruggan and R. 8. Williams. Keeper Poor House Wm. A. Duncan. Conmitsioneri M. P. Edwards, Chairman, W ra. A. Daggnn, N. B. Bellamy, nud Mac Uaihowsoji. B. J. Keech, Clerk. 31 AILS. aKUJVAI. AND DEPART!. K I NORTH AND SOUTH VIA W Lome T&rboro' (daily) t A rrive at TarboiV (daily) at M A 1 1-- v. . i:. 10 A. ;. :iu V. WASHINGTON MAIL VI A UUI"EN I I.I.K FALKLAND AND sPAIiTA. I uiiTA T.-irhoro' (dailvl at . - 0 A. M Arrive at Tarboio' (daily; at II. LODGES. Tbe Xiglit and the Places of Meeting. Concord R. A. Chapter No. 5, X. M. Law rence, High Priest, Masonic Hall, monthly convocations first Thursday in every month at 10 o'clock. A. M. Concord Lodge No. 58, Thomas Gatlin, Mater, Masonic Hall, meets first Friday night u 7 o'clock P. M. and third Saturday :it 10 .Mock A. M. in every month. Kepiton Encampment No. i:, I. O. O. F., Dr. Job. 11. Baker, Chief Patriarch, Odd Fel lows' Hall, meet every lirst and third Thurs day of each month. Kdgecoiube Lodge No. 50, 1. O. O. F., .1. II. Baker, N. G., Odd Fellows' Hal!, meets every Tuesday night. Edgecombe Council No. 1-', Friends ot '"emperaBce, meet every Friday ni-rht at the odd Fellows' Hall. Advance Lodge No. 23, I. O. G. T., meets t verv Wednesday night at Odd Fellows' Hull CHURCHES. Episcopal Church Services every Sonduv at 10 1-2 o'clock A. M. and 5 P. M. Dr. J. b. Cheshire, Rector. Methodist Church Services every third, Sunday at 11 o'clock. Rev. C. C. JJodson Paster. Presbyterian Ch urch Services second Sun day of each month at 11 o'clock A. M. and S o'clock P. M. Rev. J. W. Primrose, Evan geliBt. Missionary Baptist Church Services the 2nd Sunday' in every mouh, at 11 o'clock. Kev. T. R. Owen, Pastor. Primitive baptist Church Services first Saturday and 8unday of each mouth at 11 o'clock. HOTELS. Adams' Hotel, corner Main aud Pitt Sts. O. F. Adams, Proprietor. Mrs. Pender's, (formerly Gregory Hotel.) .vlaln Street, opposite "Enquirer" Otiiee, Nlr. M. Pender, Proprietress. BANKS. Bank of New Hanover, on Main Street, next door to Mr. M. Weddell. C'apt. J. I. Cummins:, Cashier. Office hours from A. M. to 3 P. M. EXPRESS. Southern Express Office, cn Main Street, closes every morning at 9J o'clock. N. M. Lawuekce, Agent. Livery '- AND Sale THE undersigned takes pleasue in inform ing Uhe public that be has established lu Wllllamston a large and first-class Livery, Sale and Exchange Stable, at which he is prepared to board horses by the day, week or month. Having a good stock of horses always on hand, he will sell or exchange on reasonable terms. He will also send passengers about the country at moderate rates. Drovers will always liud at bis Stables ample accommodations. JAMES M. L. 8ITERSON, Williamston, N. C. P. S. Any person communicating with iiim euu have a conveyance sent to anv part de sired. J. M. I.. S. Jan. GO, 1S74. !"- Do you Suffer from Chills ? Have Them No More! TIIV Watkin's Chill Pills FOR SALE AT WM. HOWARD'S TJH.TJ'Q- STORE. Read the following certificate. Hundreds of others can be seen on application : TO THE PUBLIC. This is to certify that I hnvc, for two years prist, used in my family, Dr. Watkin's Chill Pills, and never knew them to fail in a single instance to cure Fever and Afrae. They are a most excellent and the best Pill 1 have ever ldund. Respectfully, P. F. CARRAWAY. Adam's Creek, Craven Co., N. C, Nov. lSih, 1S70. je 7-tf. Champion House Mover ! Pateuted Jan. 14th is;.;.) 50 Per Cent Saved by its Use. NO Farmer should be without this Machine. Only $25.00 for a farm ritrht and thou sands perhaps will be saved. No more tear in; down buildings or chimneys, for with machine you can move a buildinr, regardless !" quality, chimuey included, to the debired location without disturbing the inmates. Your Barns are Badly Located. Oiu houses need moving; You fail to procure tenants because your quarter houses are too close together. Spend $25.00 for the right and you will never regret it. U will pay yon tomoveyour houses if only to gei, the use of the valuable debris tliat will accumulate iu 2 or ;i years. Cost to a farmer to work a sett per day, 4 hands, $oM. With 4 hiinds you can carry a building 400 to (U0 yards per day.without the use ol complicated ekids. ro lers. windlasses, oxen ana oilier devices generally used. One sett ot ........ will perhaps d for a neighborhood. Cot per sett $'5.00 Trucks furnished at factory prices. Great advantages otleredito buyers of STATE OR Coi'NTVRIliHTS. All orders for rights must be accompanied by the cash, upon the receipt of which I will lorward the permit to use or order to factory to furnish the required amount of trucks. 1 have made $500 per month using a sett of these trucks. It is a rare chance to active meu. Cood men wanted as agents, local and travel iug. Address T. J. RE AMY, Raleigh, N. C. I could furbish hundreds of certificates, bJt at present only refer to Judge Howard, Tar boro', N. 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DIVIS ION, AND NORTH WEST ERN N. C. K. W. CONDENSED TIME TABLE- In effect on aud after Sunday, June 14, 1874. GOING NORTH. stations. Mail. Express. Leave Charlotte 7.00 p. m. 8.35 a.m. Air-Line Jct n, 7.25 " 8.56 " " Salisbury, 9.52 " 10.54 " Greensboro' 2.15 k. x. 1.15 p.m. li Danville. 5.13 " 3.SC " Dundee, bJUa " 3.48 " " Burkville, 11.30 Arrive at Richmond, 2.22 r. ii. 11.04 :' GOING SOUTH. STATION'S. Mail. Express. Leave Hichnionu, 1.38 p. ' Burkville, 4.41 4 Dundee, 9.25 ' Danville, 9.29 " Greensboro', 12 40 A. " Salisbury, 3.38 Air-Line Jnct'0,6.21 ' Arrive at Charlotte, 6.30 " 11.45 r 2.52 a. x. x. 8.33 " S.37 " 11.58 " 2 51 P. x. 4.54 " 5.00 " GOING EAST. GOING "WEST. BTATIOSS. Mail. Mail. L've Greensboro', o 1.30 a x. .Ait.11.40a x Co. Shops, &. 3.15 10.15 " 5.41 " Raleigh, o. i.dOA.x. a Arr. at Goldsboro, 10.20 " L've 2.30p.x NORTH WESTERN N. C. (SALEM BRANCH.) R- R- 8TATI0S8. Mail. Express- Leave Greensboro' 1.30 a m. 4.05 p. x. Arrive at Salem, 3.00 " 5.50 " Leave Salem, 10.00 v. m- 8.00 a. m. Arrive at Greensboro 11.30 " 9.45 " Passenger train leaving Raleigh at 5.41 P. M., connects at Greensboro' with the Northern bound train ; making the quickest time to all Northern cities. Price of Tick ets same as via other routes. Trains to and from points East of Greens boro' connect at Greensboro' with Mail Trains to or from points North or South. Trains daily, both ways. On Sundays Lynchburg Accommodation leave Richmond at 9.42 A. M., arrive at Burkeville 12.35 P. M., leave Burkevih4.35 A. M., arrive at Richmond 7.58 A. M. Pullman Palace Cars on til night trains between Charlotte and Richmond, (without change.) For further information address S. E. ALLEN,. Gen'I Ticket Agent, Greensboro, N. C. T. M. R. TALCOTT, Engiueer &. Gen'I Superintendent. ' p U j s g r. m 2 fr- VAIjUABT s"n TOWN PROPERTY FOR Mil OR INT. THE residence of Mrs. M.E. Lewis, with about fonr acres of land. JJjK Tim honse contains eiirht rooms. On i, lnt are KITCHEN. SERVANT'S HOUSE, nituY. SMOKE HOUSE. GREEN HOUSE nnA STABLES, all in cood repair. This property U VERY DESIRABLE,! beino- situated In the pleasantest part of the town. trr The FURNITURE will be disposed AnrJlv to" M. WEDDELL & CO. Tarboro', March 13, 1874. tf. At nqmrr-Jg0tttJjrtur. FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 1874 THE FATE OF THE SPY. A ominous silence reigned oer Sebastopol. Xot a gun or a screetching shell disturbed the pain- ful silence, which, , to imaginative! minds, produced a feeling of unens iness and awe,. . only a capttin, was on outpost duty, with a revol ver in hand, ready for any enrergen- ey. Uautiontng my men to report ucres would defy all the armies the. most trivial stir that might catch of ' world to capture he deems their ears, I ordered them to lie it impregnable ; bo qui vive. down under cover of some thorny ; He was about to ride oft' when I shrubs. ' stopped him. After some time I was in the act General,' said 1, ' it's my duty of rising from my concealed posi- j to report a man w rapped m white, tion, when muffled footstep caught who in defiance of the outlying my par. I knert not why, but the picket, crossed our position and blood rushed impetuously through safely entered the enemy's Hues.' my veins. Glancing over my The General drew up rein sud shoulder, the figure of a man rose ; denly at this. mysteriously before rne. lie was j 'What, again? L'nuuestiona muffled to the chin ; over his shouK j bly a spy. In the name of God der was a white something, which, in tny hurried glance, L took to be the skin of some animal. Evident" ly whoever;; this personage was he had not discovered me. His steps were bent toward Sebastopol. Lord abore!" I mentally gasped, 'what if this wretch should be one of those systematic spies, which are to be found in all armies.' My forefinger instinctively sought the trigger of my revolver. One coarse 1 was determined upon, at all hazards, this mysterious figure snouiu not escape me. un it came gliding, so to say, more-like the movement of a serpent than a man. Snowing as it was, and with the shadows of night falling fast and thick, there was something which struck me that I had seen this ghost-like personage before. But where? That was a question that at that moment was most difficult to solve. Gradually 1 rose from be hind a thorny shrub, and confronted the intruder with my revolver. 'Who conies there?' said I, en ergetically. A perceptible stare warned me that at last I confronted a spy. 'Move a hair's breatdth,' said I, 'and you are a dead man.' Thers was a sudden gleam of dull moonlight, and I in my turn start ed. The face, though partially con cealed, was familiar. ' Great heaven3 ! ' Brown of ours.' I exclaimed, Ere I could rightly recover, the figure glided past me. .1 fired, and call loudly upon the outposts to shoot him down. Crack! crack ! went the rifles. 'Escaped as,' I muttered, grind ing my teeth. 'And gone right into Sebastopol,' growled the sergeant. Listen,' said I. For a Ttussian sentinel that moment demanded a field cry or password. In vain we stretched our ears to catch a reply; naught but the icy wind mocked us. returned to my hiding place lull of thoughts, full of suspicions. Could it be possible, asked myself, that the figure was Lieu tenant Brown?' They were cer tainly the bushy whiskers, the full diabolical face and the thick figure. ieutenant Brown, as I knew well, was no lavortie m ours, lie went by the cognomen of 'foreigner,' yet he distinctly avowed that he was nghsh to the blackbone. remembered then that Lieuten ant Brown was clever at sketching. also had seen him take notes, which I playfully alluded to at the time, and in response he informed me at a dear relatives request he kept a diary. It was certainly strange. A multiplicity of little occurrences rose up before me ren specting our foreigner. His absorb ing interest respecting any intended attack. His studious silence before others respecting the disasters of the Russians, and when in my hut, lis eager inquiries as to how, and why, and the wherefore of every trivial detail which occurred in the camp. The commanders of the English and the French forces never rightly caught the Russians asleep ; in sor ties, in open attacks, they were al ways seemingly prepared. This was mortifying. Certainly some of our men had deserted to the enemy, but this soon died out, ow ing to the cruel treatment which awaited them. That there was a spy, who could pass the English and Irerch lines ad libitum, 1 did not for an instant doubt. ' At all events,' said I, half loud, ' if it be this foreigner he mast re turn,' and the bare thought was in tensely delicious. - J ' ' There,' hoarsely shouted one of the outlying pickets, as he brought down his rifle to the charge. Stand ! The password." This challenge sent the . blood galloping madly through me. ' Now for the mystery,' thought I, and my finger pressed determinedly on tho trigger of my revolver, as I crept up from whence the Bound proceeded. All's well, General,' I beard the sentry say, who shouldered his rifle and stood firm. For on outpost ; duty all compliments, such as pre- ; sentins? arms and saluting:, are total- ! i7 ignored. 1 Ah, Captain Wood, I believe,' j sai the General, who was on horse back, leaning down or. his saddle. 'The same, sir,' said I. The snow by this time had abat- led, and the heavens grew brighter. j Before me was the English conb j minder. t We attack at daylight, Captain j Wood,' he whispered. 'If wc but steal a march upon them this time, I believe we shall carrv the treat redoubt, which Prince Menschikoff j who and what was he like Y i 1 felt an irresistible j unbosom my suspicions. impulse to But, sup ; posing they should prove unfound- en : lhe character ot an English officer would be compromised, and I probably cashiered for so un - warranted a charge, unworthy of an officer and a gentleman J merely hinted it might be t Turk, a Frenchman, or an English mar.. ' Humph !' ejaculated the Engs lish commander ' if one of these he ! snail not escape us. Order the outlying pickets to be doubled. Throw forward a section of riflemen, under cover of the great redoubt. Suffer no one to pass, on pain of iustant death. Order the riflemen to lie down, and, should the spy appear, not to dis charge their rifles, but either to 1 ... ; seiz3 or knock him down with the butt ends of their muskets.' j T'iia order I promptly carried ; out. Still the same ominous silence at Sebastopol. I heard naught savo an occasional chant and clock j striking the hour, in the doomed j tow; Silently. I c:u1d see, with I ry 't'uig!itglaae, ti e Russians I relieving sentry. I ' If it be the foreigner, he cannot escape ; and should ho not return J my worst fears will tc realized.' ! While I was thinking 1 was doz- j ing oft'. Should I fall asleep under tms tnorny Drier, there would be a vacancy in ours. And, above all, it would fall to the foreigner. I strove hard to rise, and to my dismay, my limbs felt stiff and rigid. The revolver dropped from my grasp. I essayed to cry out, but my tongue refused to move. Crack, crack, crack, I heard, like one in a nightmare. Someth ing had happened. Sharp firing followed. I gave a faint cry, as if in pain. The tramping probably saved me from an awful death. It removed the stagnated blood. I sat up and instinctively placed head and face to protect. Was it a panic, or was I dreaming. ' Curse him ! he's old nick self,' I heard voices exclaim; for the snow storm we would my still hiin 4 but have made mince meat of him.' And, to my amazement, the rifles in swarms came running back to take up position. One fellow tumbled over me, and the next instant I was surrounded by men who poured stiff 'tota of grog' down my throat, bemechatedmy limbs, 1 while others took me by the arms in turns and walked me rapidly to and fro. In a short time I was fully restored. To my unutterable astonishment I learned a stoutish man, wrapped in a white cloak, appeared suddenly in the midst of the swarm of human ants. The snow at that moment was terrific, and driven by a keen wind, it was next to impossible to barely see your hand before you. Some say they seized the stranger by the leg. Others say he got some ounces of lead. And yet he escaped them. ' All through this storm, captain,' said an old sergeant. 'We are afeared of shooting each other.' ' I'll be hanged if he ain't, or appeared to go, smack Jnto our lines.' I was seated in my rude hut a week after this terrible event, and who should walk in but Lieutenant Brown. lie calmly seated himself, as was his wont, and serenely smoked his short pipe. ' Positively a stranger, Brown,' I said. ' A little out of sorts,' he an swered, staring me full in the face. I was ever of the opinion that men of sinister natures could never rightly fix their eyes upon another manV. I laughed at this fallacy, and was ever skeptical upon this point afterward. ' Sorry to hear it,' I replied. Then I added, with a searching glance, What do you think of this spy affair?' ' It's right enough, Captain Wood, I saw the fellow myself, yesterday night, enter the Russian lines. I could have sworn the rascal had stolen my seal skin jacket.' Did he T said I, wi th faint touch of sarcasm. He pretended to laugh heartily at this; but there was a gleam in his cruel eyes, and I saw it instantly canKereu in nis oosoin. lie. pro i posed some grog, and between .'us we got siigntly elevated. The slightly subject of our conversation was that if the Russians some fine morn j ing made a grand attack near the Inkerman heights, it was probt able J allies would be swept into the sea; this was discussed, pro and con, in our camp, and now I meant to hear Lieut, Brown's opinion upon it. 'Monstrous!' said he. "Have we not got the finest troops in the world our foot guards located there ?' ' Look here. Brown, I know and so do you in fact, it is transparent to everybody, except those at head quarters that if the enemy during a snowstorm, or a foggy morning, say, crept up from Sabastopol and fell upon our pickets before the alarm could be given, they could carry everything before them. lie laughed heartily at this, and j yet I thought it was a serious laugh. ! We smoked and drank, and I feign ed to tail asleep as Lieutenant Brown took out his supposed diary. He scribbled some words in it upon a loose leaf, then laid the book j down a moment to light his pipe, and the draft between the boards of the rude hut wafted it upon the litter at my feet. The Lieutenant staggered, snatched up the book j without noticing that the leaf was gone and departed. I hastily picked up the note, and after much labor I read ' Attack, followed up, must suc ceed if made on Inkerman side ; at least, that is the opinion of English, suggest the first foggy morning Sunday.' ' 'Tis as I expected,' I gasped, ' the foreigner is a spy. I kept my own counsel. I knew, on November forth and fifth, I should be an outpost duty, and what should hinder me from capturing him? I did wrong in repeating the circumstance to my superior officer. The fourth of November came and in the meantime, I had ordered my servant to keep a otriot tvmtoL on Lieut. Brown. He reported that evening that the foreigner was missing, and on inquiry, this turned out to be true. I still kept my own counsel, but as I halted near a ravine overlooking Sebastopol, I promised promotion to any man who should capture any person coming from the enemy's line, for I felt convinced the foreigner had gone over and would probably re turn under cover of night. At midnight Sebastopol was enveloped in a dense fog. But throughout that live long night 1 was on the alert, encouraging the guards on my right to keep a sharpe eye and a 'cuter ear on Sabastopol. It was near the dawn when the bells in Sebastopol commenced to ring. The men thought they were the bells for church. This continued for some time. I applied my ear to the grown. Could I be mistak en ? The sound of wheels, as if mufiled, caught my ear. Then the indistinct tramp of numerous bodies of men. Before I had time to rise, the report of a musket from the outly ing posts startled me. Another and another followed in i rapid succession, the outpost fell back upon the rallying point I had indicated, and I determined to show a front. Judge my surprise, when a Russian officer, in dim outline, stood before me, and in his rear were some half dozen staff officers feeling their way. Semething was said in Russian, which I did not understand ; but the voice, there was no disguising that. It was the foreigner. My first intention was to shoot him down. In an instant I thought better of it. I fell upon him and disarmed him. Two men bound him. and in a whisper, I gave him in charge of a corporal and four men ' Headquarters,' I whispered to them, and they marched on with their prisoner. Why speak of what followed ? Is not the story ot the battle of Inkerman and its results known to all ? " On the same Sunday afternoon Lieutenant Brown, alias the foreign er, alias Kirkoff for it turned out he was a Russian by birth was tried by drumhead court-martial At first he denied everything, but afterward made a full confes sion. I recapitulated what is al ready known, and reproduced the slin from his note-hook. His hand writing alone condemned him was the chief witness. And almost instantly he was ordered then and there to be hanged by the neck He pleaded to be shot. But the A 1, .11 .1 court scorniuny rejected nis appeal. He was nung on irom a neighbor- ! ing tree on the heights of Inkerman And on his breast, in English and Russian, were written those one: but terrible words ' The fate of a spy.' The man who pardons, disapoints his foe. Sensational Preaching Is having extreme illustration in Worcester, Mass., now. The Bos ton Advertiser tells of a minister who has adopted a plan for drawing audiences that may be effectual but is hardly commendable. The sub ject of his installation sermon was, ' Never skedaddle.' In the interval since that date, he has preached on several subjects of like character, and last Sunday, after a discourse on ' Religious bugs,' he announced his programme of subjects for every Sunday until the end of July. It is an astonishing lot, worth produc ing as a curiosity of pulpit charlat anism. May 17 Guzzle and Give. " 24 raul's ' Shoo Fly.' 4i 31 Cremation. Jun 7 Republican Locust?. 4k 14 Empty Churches and How to Fill them. June 21 Main Street. -o rharaoh's Lean Kine. o The Mad Prophet. 12 'Who's your Hatter?' li' ' Popping the Ques July n 11 tion I' July 20 A Tragedy in Four Acts. The secret of this arrant pulpit imposture is discovered in some re marks made by a deacon of his or ganization at a conference. He said ' the preaching there reached a class of unbelievers that no other place of religious worship would draw. The preacher put forth sub jects beforehand, not as texts but as baits to draw in his hearers, and having got them there he preached to them the genuine Goapel without reference to the subjects announced beforehand as topics of discourse.' It is fortunate that the number of clergymen willing to resort to such devices for the sake of procuring audiences is not large. Dark Rooms Sunshine. Windows were originally intended to let in light and air. Modern housekeepers, however, from the mansions of wealthy to the cabins of the very poor, vie with each oth er in shutting out the blessed sun shine and cure air. Windows are tudiously curtained, double, dark very generally closed. Let the hades run up easily, on rollers at tached to tne aasn, aua u.v ,.i. always dropped an inch or two. Sun-light is an clement of life, t decomposes and scatters, in con nection with pure air, the death seeds. When fevers are epidemic, in large cities, or in wards of hos pitals, the sunless rooms and sides of streets report a much larger number of deaths than ever found where sunlight can enter, even for one hour a day. Is it from indo- ence or ignorance, or sheer though t- essness, that the people seem to Btudy how to shut out the sunshine? Blinds and vines, curtains and dra peries, are used to bar the entrance of the life preserving sunshine. Death lurks in darkness. Even the potato vine cannot thrive in a unless cellar. Moths. A lady of large experience writes as follows : There is no absolute safety from moths excepting in the absolute exclusion for the season, be- bre the millers make their appear ance. Furs can be kept in their boxes without danger of any kind, by simply pasting thin paper closely around them. No aperture must be eft for the enterance of the miller, though the paste need not touch the boxes. Articles of any kind can be tied up very tightly in pillow cases, or sewed up in sheets. To keep dresses, cloaks, etc., without creasing, suspended them near the upper edge of the sheet, then lay another sheet over, sew the two sheets together at the edges, then sew loops at the upper edge ot this bag, and hang it up wherever you please. Be careful that there be no ho'c tor tho miller to enter, in . - ... -r order to secure further safety it is well to beat and brush the furs and garments well before putting them away, and if it is anything that can be heated, it may not be amiss to heat it enough to destroy the eggs that may be already laid. A Lesson in Grammar ' Well, my sen you have got into grammar have you .' Baia a proud sire to nis thickest chip the other night.' Let me here you compare some adjec tives. Chip.' All right, dad. Little, less, least, big, best, beast, mow. more most ' Proud Sire ' Hold on, sir, that's not right you ' Chip ' Tee, tore, toast ; snow, snore, snout ; go, gone, gout ; those are not adj Chip ' Drink, drank, drunk slink, slank, slung ; chink, chank chunk P. S.- You infernel little fool What in thunder ' Chip Good, better, best; wood wetter, west ; bad, wnsser, wust bile, biler, bast ; sew. sewer, sup pew, poor, pup ;-ouch ! oh ! gemini ! -dad ? o-o-O-W !' The oatraged parent had broken in on the recitation with a bootjack. "I Don't Care if I Do." In olden time, before the Maine laws were ineited, Wing kept the hotel at Middle Granville, andfrora his well-stocked bar furnished c 'ac commodations to man and beast.' He was a good landlord, but terri ble deaf. Fish, the village painter, was afflicted in the same way. One day they were sitting by themselves in the bar-room. Wing was behind the counter waiting for the next customer, w hile Fish was lounging before the fire with a thirsty look, casting sheep's eyes occasionally at Wing's decanters, and wishing most devoutly that some one would come in and treat. A traveler from the South, on his way to Brandon, stepped in to inquire the distance. Going up to the counter, he said : 4 Can you teil me, Fir, how far is to Beandon Y 'Brandy?' says the ready land lord, jumping up; 'yes, sir, 1 have some; at the same time handing down a decanter cf the precious liquid. 'You misunderstood me,' says the stranger, ' I asked how far it was to Brandon.' ' They call it pretty good brandy,' says W'ing. ' Will you take sugar with it ?' reaching, as he spoke for the bowl and toddy-stick. The despairing traveler turned to Fish. ' The landlork,' said he, 'seems to be deaf; will you tell me how for it is to Brandon ?' ' Thank you,'said Fish, I don't care if do take a drink with you.' The stranger treated, and fled. Plea for Geese. The Prairie Farmer permits this to go into print : " Indispensable as the pig is, however, in this sys tem of live stock husbandry, the goose yields a far greater net profit. Pigs will semetimes have cholera, and they will occasionally die be fore their time, but the goose never. It is said on good authority that no adult goose was ever sick or ever known to die a natural death. They have been known to live seventy or eighty years, and their average term of life is equal to that of a man. They may, if confined, be starved to death, of course, and while very young may be killed by gross neg lect, tjui uuv-v .r.it,.:.r;na and shown around the vicinity so as to become familiar with its natural resources, they will manage some how to live without appreciable cost to the owner, whatever they may cost somebody else." Jt is probable that the above is all true, but if the geese are healthy they poison every thing else that they come in con act with. Time Does It. Time has a won derful power in taking the conceit out of persons. When a young man irst emerges from the school and enters upon the career of life, it is painfully amusing to witness his self-sufficiency. lie would have all the world to understand that he has learned out " that he is master of all knowledge and can unravel all mysteries. But as he grows older, he grows wiser, ho learns that he knows a great deal less than he supposed he did, and by the time he reaches to three-score years, he is prepared to adopt as his own the sentiment of John Wesley. ' When I was young, I was sure of everything ; in a few years, having been mistaken a thousand times, J was not half as sure of most things as I was before. At present I am hardly sure of any thing but what God has revealed to man.' Boy Killed. A boy named Parker: aged seven years, was killed by several schoolfellows at Burgh, in Norfolk, England, a few days since. He was thrown by them into a dyke three or four times and killed, lie was injured so that he could not get home, and was left lying on the bank of the dyke, where he died during the night. he surgeon who examined the body said that the lad had a great and violent struggle with death, for his hands were clenched and pieces of grass were between his fingers, while his countenance bore an ex pression of anxiety, dread and fear. A wound on the temple was the cause of death. Sensible. A Macon negro phil osopher, discussing the relation of the races, said : ' You know de turkey, he roost on de fence, and de gooso ho roost on de ground. You pull de turkey off de fence, and he will git up again. You crop his wings, but some how or nudder he's gwine to get back on dc fence. Now you put de goose on de fence an he will fall off; he don't belong dar. Dt turkey am the white man. He's down now, but is gwine to git up again. De nigger is de goose. He better stay whar he belongs.' It was a telling speach of Boud inot, the Cherokee representative at Washington, in which he said that this 'land of tho free' is tho common heritage of the white and black race3, while the original owner of the soil alone is an alien in tha land of his birth.