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"ALL POWERS, NOT HEREIN DELEGATED, REMAIN WITH THE PEOPLE. "-Constitution of N. G.
OLD SERIES, VOL. 50. ) NEW SERIES, VOL. 1. $ TARB()R() N. C, FRIDAY, JULY 17, 1874. NO. 29. GENERAL DIRECTORY. TAUBOKO'. y, a u .loiin NorHt'ct. i jmmisovesis Ilenj. X.irtleet. .1. .f). Il ('..I.!., II. . i'ii-;-ry :unl i 'Oiu- Mullit'wsoii. Sei-ri tvev and Trkascker i:'tx;rt Vhiifhiir--t. uX-'I MH.n .1. ii. llyntt. I'.iv.'x V vt.'H M.iitv KciliiiKiiil, l'.ill li:iUi-:ui'l Z .itif K. SiiiiiMisttn. -44 coii.vrv. Superior Court Clerk and l'rohute .huhje John NorlUet. liriixter nf Heeds B. J. K( l-cli. Sherijf- Buttle Bryan. ':,roiu r -W'. T. iodwm. i'rensurer Robt. II. Anstin. Surer inr Jesse Harrell. School Examiners. H. H. Sli iw, Win. A. Innjgaii and E. S. Williams. keeper Poor House S'ia. A. Pufrsran. Commissioners M. V. Edwards, Chairman, V in. A. Dublin, N. B. Bellamy, and Mae Jdalhtnvson. U.J. Kerch, Clerk. .11 A U.S. M'KiY.U; AN1 PEPARTi'RK .OUTH AND SOUTH VIA V. J, cave Tm-boro' (daily) at Arrive at Taiboro' (daily; at V MMLS i:. i:. m A. v. ?, ::i i'.M. K KF.NVl I. !.!"., VASIIIViTON MAIL VIA FALKLAND AXUSPAK I A. avp Taiboro' (dailv) at 0 A. M. U V. M. h 111 V Tarbari (daily) at lodui:$. Ttic iglitsuud the Places of Sleeting. Concord R. A. Chapter No. N. M. I.aw reuee, Hih Priest, Masonic Hall, monthly .invocations first, Thursday in cvi;ry month at ;0 o'clock A. M. Uoneord Lode No. 58, Thomas (iatl'in, Master, Masonic Hall, meets first Friday night at i o'clock I1. M. and third Saturday at 10 o'clock A. M. in every month. Kcpiton Eneampmeut No. 1"., I. ). O. F., Dr. Jos. H. Baker, Chief Tatriareli, Odd Fel lows' Hal!, meets every lirst and third Thurs day of each month. Edgecombe Lodge No. 50, I. O. O. F., .1. H. Baker, N. (L, Odd Fellows' Hail, meets very Tuesday night. Edgecombe Council No. Friends of 'Vinperauee, meet every Friday night at the )dd Fellows' Hall. Advance Lodge No. :2S, I. O. G. T., meets vi i y Wednesday night at Odd Fellows' Hall t III ItCIIKN. Pmscooal Cutrch Services every Sunday Dr. J. B. r.t lu l-J o eiocK a. m. auu a i . .u. i'heshire, Rector. Methodist Chvrch Services every third, Sunday at 11 o'clock. Rev. C. C. Dodson Pastor. Presbyterian Church Services second Sun day of each month at 11 o'clock A. M. and ! o'clock P. M. Kev. J. W. Primrose, Evan gelist. Missionary Baptist Church Services the I.'nd Sundav in every moUh, at 11 o'clock. Rev. T. E.Owen, Pastor. Primitive Baptist Church Services first Saturday and Suuday of each mouth at 11 o'clock. HOTELS. Adams' Hotel, corner Main and Pitt Sts. . F. Adams, Proprietor. Mrs. Pender's, (formerly Gregory Hotel,) Main Street, opposite " Enquirer " Office, Mrs. M. Pender, Proprietress. BANKS. Bank of New Hanover, on Main Street, next door to Mr. M. W'eddell. Capt. J. I). ummintr. Cashier. Oilice hours from A. I. to !i P. M. I'.XPRESS. Southern Express Oilice, on Main Street, i loses every morning at UK o'clock. N. M. La.wkexce, Agent. Ziivcrti Sale THE undersigned takes pleasue in inform ing Hue public that he has estal lished iu WLlliamston a large and first-class Livery, Sale ami Exchange Stable, i.t which he is prepared to board horses by ihe day, week or month. Having a good ttoek of horses always on hand, he will sell or exchange on reasonable terms. He will idso send passengers about the country at moderate rates. Drovers will always find at ti is Stables ample accommodations. JAMES M. L. SITERSON, Williamston, N. C. P. S. Any person communicating with him tan have a conveyance sent to any part de Hired. J. M. L. 8. Jan. SO, 1S74. ly. i)o you Suffer from Chills ? Have Them No More! TRY Watkin's Chill Pills FOR SALE AT W3I. HOWARD'S IDIEtTTG- STORE. Read the following certificate. Hundreds of others can be seen on application : TO THE PUBLIC. This is to certify that I have, for two years past, used iu my family, Dr. Watkiu's Chill Pills, and never knew them to fail in a single instance to cure Fever and Ague. They are a most excellent and the best Pill 1 have ever iouud. Respectfully, P. F. CARRAWAY Adam's Creek, Craven Co., N. C, Nov. ISth, IbTO. je 7-tl. THE ENDLESS LEVER OR Champion House Mover ! (Patented Jan. 14th 1ST3.) 50 Per Cent Saved by its Use. TO Farmer should be without this Machine Only $J").00 for a farm right and thou sands uerhans will be saved. No more tear inir down buildings or chimneys, for with machine you can move a buildiug, regardless of quality, chimney included, to the desired location wiuioui aisiuruiDjj me mmuira. Your Barns are Badly Locats'J Giu houses need moving; You fail to procure tenants because Your quarter houses are too close together. Spend $25.00 for the right and you wil never regret it. It will pay you to move your houses if only to L'et the use of the valuable debris that wiil accumulate in 2 or 3 years. Cost to a farmer to work a sett per day, 4 hands, $:.;. With 4 hands yon can carry a building 400 to W0 yards per day,wituout the use of complicated bkids. rollers, windlasses, oxeu una oiucr devices generally used. One sett ot truck will iierhaus do for a ueighborhood. Cost ucr sett 00.00 Trucks furnished at factory prices. Great advautuges olieredjto buyers of STATE OK tOUVTV RIGHTS. All orders for rights must be accoinpanie by the cash, upon the receipt of which 1 will lorward the permit to use or order to lactory to lurnisli the required amount ol trucKS. 1 have made S500 tier mouth using a sett of these trucks. It is a rare chance to active men Good men wanted as agents, local and travel mg. Address 1. J. KEAMt, Raleigh, N.tC. 1 could furnish hundreds of certificates, but at preseut only refer to Judge Howard, Tar- boro', N. C, und Mr. Chamberlain, President Citizeus' liauk, Norfolk, Va. leb. 13, 1S74. tf. EV1 ISCELLANEOUS. Dr. J. Walker's California Tin Cgar Uittcrs aro a purely Vegetable preparation, mado chieliy from the na tive herbs found on tho lower ranges of the Sierra Nevada mountains of Califor nia, tho medicinal properties of which aro extracted therefrom without tho uso of Alcohol. Tho question is almost daily asked, "What is tho causo of tho unparalleled success of Vinegar Bit ters?" Our answer is, that they remove tho causo of disease, and tho patient re covers hi3 health. They aro the great blood purifier and a life-giviag principle, a perfect Kcnovator and Iuvigorator of tho system. Never before in the history of tho world has a medicine been compounded possessing tho remarkable qualities of Vixegak .Bitters in healing tho sick of every disease man is keif to. They aro a gentla Purgative as well a3 a Tonic, relieving Congestion or Inflammation of tho Liver and Visceral Organs in Bilious Diseases The properties cf Dr. Walker's Vinega- Bitters aro Aperient. Diaphoretic, n : i.; t ciuiiiLuauve, ixutnuous, .LiUiuuvc. iiua-ui. Sedative, Counter-irritant Sudorilic, Altera tive, and Anti-Bilious. R. H. McDOXALD & CO.. I'rrcrpists nndGen. Ats., San Francisco. California. and .-or. of v ashmirton and charlton Srs.. X. V. Sold by all Druggists anil Dealers. FLUID EXTRACT The only known remedy for BRIGHT'S DISEASE, Atid a positive remedy tor GOUT, GRAVEL. SI PICTURES, DIABE TES. DYSPEPSIA. NERVOUS DEU1L1TY, DROPSY, Non-retpntion or Iacontinpnce of Urine, Ir ritation, Inflamatlcn or Ulceration of the BLADDER & KIDNEYS, SPERM ATORRII ( E A , Leucorrho'a or Whites. Diseases of the Pros trate Gland. SU't.e in the ladder, Coicuhts Grave! ll'.CUS o r l ? i-I t Dr iar:c: iOf.it rr.d Disc KEARNEY'S EXTRACT BUCHU Permanently Cures a'.l Lisea-,es of the BLADDER. KIDN!Yfi. AND HIIOI'SK'AL SWELLINGS, Existing in Men, AVnmen ami CliiHren, J- AO MA 1 1 Lit 11 A 1' II IK AUi.. Prof. Steele says : '' One bottio ot Kear neys rn;il Lxtiact 15ii':l;u is worm mote than all other UucIju? combined." Price. One Hollar tier Bottle, or Six Hot- ties for Five Dollars. Depot, 104 Duanc St., New York A lMivsieian in attendance to answer cor- respondencs and yivp advice gralis. Send Siatiip for Pamphlets, free. -TO THE- Nervous and Debilitated OF irni fi DOTH SEXES. r Advice and ('nSi'lti-.Hon. Ko Ch Dr. J. E. Dyott, graduate of Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, author of several valuable works, can bo consulted on all diseases of the Sexual or Urinary Or gans, (which he has made an especial study 1 either in male or female, no matter from what cause orisiiitnin? or of how long standing- A practice of 30 years enables him to treat diseases with success. Cures guaranteed. Charges reasonable Those at a distance can forward lettes describing symptoms and enclosing stamp to prepay postage. Send for the uuide to Ucni'.h. rnce roc. J. B. DYOTT, M. D., Physician and Surgeon, 101 Duane St., N. Y. JAS. LEFFEL'S IMPROVED EOUELE Turbine Water Wheel. 33 rs,Xti233.oi-o , turers for the South and Manufic ;-oiiliiv,-e!. Nearly 7000 now in use, workiir varying from to 240 feet ' from r) to '. i ne". voider! 24 sizef ?ada The most powerful Wheel in the Market. And mo." t economical in use of Water. Large illustrated Pamphlet scut post free. MANffACTl'lvEKS, ALSO, OP Portable and Stationary Steam Engines and Boilers, liabcock & Wilcox Patent Tubuious Boiler, Ebauirh's Crusher for Minerals, Saw and Crist Mills. Flouring Mill Machinery, Machinery tor White Lead Works and Oil Mills, Shafting Pulleys and Hangers. SEND FOR CIRCULARS. Feb. 20, 1S74. iiu J. A. WILLIAMSON, Carrinac Manufacturer AT 1113 OLD STAND, TARBORO', H. C. 4 NY style of Vehicles made to order at . short notice. Special attention paid !o ING, and executed with dispatch. Oct. 11, lS73.-tf. REPA1R- KEARNEY'S ADVERTISEMENTS. r. i vts -.rft- uetiv 2. 5i THE FAVORITE REMEDY. Tiiis unrivalled Medicine is warranted not to contain a single particle of M Kin't HV, or any ii.jm ious mineral substance, but is PURELY VEGETABLE, containing those oouihcrn r.ools and Herbs, which an all-wise Providence has placed in countries where Liver Diseases uiijfi prevail. It wiil Cure all l)i -hum-; caused lv derange in'iit of the L'ver and lk'.vels. Simmons' Liver Hegulatcr, or Medicine, Is itn'tncntiy a Family Medicine ; and by be ing kept ready for immediate resort will save many an hour of sullcring and miuy a dollar in time and doctors' bills. A Iter over Forty Years' trial it is fctill re-ceiviii-.r the most unqualili ::i testimonials to iis virtue! from persons of the highest, char acters and responsibility. Eminent- physician-' commend it as the most EFFECTUAL SPECIFIC For Dyspepsia or Indigestion. A-med with this ANTIDOTE, all climates and cli ueres of water ami food may tie faced without liar. As allemedv in MALARIOUS EE VEILS, BOWEL COMPLAINT!, REfT-I.E-SSNESS, JAUNDICE, NAUSEA, IT H5 NO EQUAL. It is the Cm-ape Purest and Bit Family Medicine m the Worm : .Manufactured only by J . H ZEiLIri & CO. , MACON, GA., and PHILADELPHIA, j Price 61.00. Sold by all Druggists. i Piedmont Air-Line Railway. ' RICHMOND & DANVILLE, RICHMOND & DANVILLE R. W.. N. C. DIVIS I ION; AND NORTH WEST- ! ERN N. C. R. W. CONDENSED TIME TABLE- : I.i elfect on and after Sunday, June 14, 1874. GOING NORTH. . HOME stations. Mail. Express. Leave Charlotte 7.00 p. m. 8.35 a.m. Air-Line Jct'n, 7.2". " 8.o( " " Salisbury, 9.52 " 10.54 " ' Greensboro' 2.15 a. m. 1.15 p.m. ': Danville. o.V " C.3C 11 Dundee, 5.25 " :j.48 " ': Burkviile, ll.:!0 Arrive at Richmond, 2.22 p. M. 11.04 " GOING SOUTH. statioxs. Mail. Exprotn. Leuve 1'iehraoml, 1.2S p. m. 11.45 p. m. Durkviile, 1.41 " 2-.52 a. m. Dundee, '.1.25 " 8.33 " 1! Danville. 9.29 " 8.37 " " ( Jroeiisboro', 12 -10 a. Salisbury, 3.38 Air-Line Jnci'n, 6. 21 1 Arrive at Charlotte, C-30 " 11.58 " 2.51 p. m. 4.54 " 5.00 " GOING WEST. GOING EAST. S-TATIOXS. Mail. Mail. L've Greensboro', "n 1.30 a.m. .Arr.ll.40A m Co. Shops, 't 3.15 " 10.15 " Raleigh, c 7.30a.m. 5 5.41 " Arr. at Goldsboro, 1 10.20 " L've 2.30p.m IT0STH WESTERN H. C. S. R. (SALEM BRANCH.) STATIOXS. Mail. Express. Leave Greensboro' 1.30 a m. 4.05 p. ir. Arrive at Salem, 3.00 " 5.50 " Leave Salem, 10.00 p. m. 8.00 a. m. ArriveatGreensboroll.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 Traitis to or from points North or South. Trains daily, both ways. On Sundays Lynchburg Accommodation leave Richmond at 9.42 A. 31., arrive at Durkeville 12.35 P. M., leave Eurkeville 4.35 A. M., arrive at Richmond 7.58 A. M. Pullman Palace Cars on all night trains between Charlotte and Richmond, (without change.) For further information address S. E. ALLEN, Gen'l Ticket Agent, Greensboro, K. C. T. M. R. TALCOTT, Engineer & Gen'l Superintendent. R SALE OR RENT. THE residence of Mrs. M. E. Lewis, with about four acres of land. The house contain? eiirht rooms. On the lot are KITCHEN, SERVANT'S HOUSE, DAIRY, SMOKE HOUSE, GREEN nOUSE and STABLES, all in good repair. This property is VERY DESIRABLE, being Mtuated iu the plcasantest part of the towu. Bf-The FURNITURE will be disposed of privately. Apply to M. WEDDELL & CO. Tarboro', March 13, 1874. tf. V-r-s ig-c .a i.--.-- :.l 5 ' ( W ? - .r THE FRIDAY, JULY 17, 1S74 AutobiosrapliY of a Stale. Cotton CHAPTER I. i J was raised in Wake county : North Carolina, hv a farm of o j moderate means. At an e irly age j I learned from a conversation be j tween the farmer and a neiitbor that I and the land on which I was I raided was mortgaged to a lialti i more firm, who had furnished fer tilisers for tin? and also to a Raleigh laerclniiit who had soU sup plies of Western bacon and corn for the support of tho field hands, and Northern hav and oats for the mules. The farmer complained that necessity had forced him to pay a very high rate of interest for the use of the capital invested in the aliow mentioned fertilizers and farm supplies, and that he had in addition to pay a heavy fee for drawini' and r?cordinr the mort gage securing the commission mer ; chants. j I noticed that the mules on the farm were poorly feu and that as thev passed the lot rate thev eaer Jy nipped a few bunches of luxurant clover which had sprung up from seed dropped out of the Northern oats. The farmer said, as the mules passed on, 4-I would sow an acre in clover, but I need all my best land for cotton." I have nothing very remarkable to tell you concerning my youthful days. I observed that the hands employed in tho field were poorly clad. Most of them wore coarse, cheap Northern made clothes, shoes and hats, and from their rude talk I found that they had very little education. The wives and children of these form laborers frequently came to the field, and I saw that tho women wore Northern calico dresses and that the children were growing- up in ignorance. After ieing picked and packed I was taken to Raleigh. The com mission merchant said to the farms cr ; "Cotton is flat to-day, but we expect it will go up soon." The farmer sighed and replied: "well, I guess I went into a large new brick etorc, und aoeident.ly beard the merchant say to the clerk : "in sure this bale of ccron and charge Mr. A. with insurance and storage." I remaning shut up for some time when the farmer came in one day and the merchant said to him, " Cotton is no better, but I am com pelled to have some money. I will ship your bale to Baltimore and do the best I can with it." A dray soon came up, and as I was hoisted into it, the merchant said, ' have this bale insured and directed to V. & II., Baltimore. They will pay the freight and in surance.' 7 hurried over the Railroads to Norfolk and thence by steamer to Baltimore. I was then stored for some time, when I was sold to an agent of a Rhode Island Manufac turer. As I passed out 1 heard the merchant calculating how much was due him as storage and commissions on my sale. My purchaser was also busy in getting out his insure ance on me and arranging to pay freight on me to Rhode Island. Nothing occurred on the route to my destination worthy of remark. When I arrived at the factory, I found several thousand friends rais. ed in North Carolina. I noticed the women and children seemed cheerful, but none of them wore Southern made shoes or Southern clothes, or ate Southern bacon. The dray horses were well kept, but did not eat Southern hay or oats. The owner of the factory, they said, was very rich, and had made his fortune manufacturing cotton cloth for the New York mar ket. I was hurried through the factory i and came out a bolt of nice, smooth cloth. I was hurried into a bale of cloth for New York wholesale house, and as I went ouc I over heard a conversation of the owner of tho mill. He said that he was realizing handsome profits from his factory, and besides he was giving employment to a hundred families, and was one of the largest tax-pay ers in the State. I then went to New York to the establishment of one of the merch'- ant princes, and was dehgliteu to hear him say to the clerk, ' send this bale to Messrs. Tucker, Ral eigh.' As I had passed over the route before, it was not new to me and I arrived safelyin Raleigh in less than a week. By chance I was put on the bottom of a large pile of cloth, and having nothing else to do, I entered into a little calculai tion. It was as follows : I have changed hands often. First the Raleigh Merchant real ized his crofit and storage. Then the Railroads got their freights. Then the steamers got their freights. Then the Baltimore merchant got his storage and commissions. Then the Northern Insurance Agent cot his ner cent. Then the manu facturer eot his profits. Then the merchant got the Railro-ids and Steamers- got tin it freight and the insurance another per ce::t. Messrs. return man got T J uciicr must have a per cent, and- reached '! wn ami pulled me out with a and behold ! my old jel K, a d lo mast r, the man who raised niev said lu? would take me, " that le wanted some norraril homespun, and I was bun died and am now at my old home In Wake, expecting shortly to be cut up. .: CHAPTER II. I relieve when Mr. Tucker's clerk broke the thread of my dis course, I was making a calculation. I had told how the following persons realized profits on me : 1. The Raleigh Cotton Factor. 2. The Railroads and Steam lines. o J. 4. 5. 0. The Insurance Agents The Baltimore Merchant Northern Railroads. The Northern Insurance Com panies. 7. The manufacturer. 8. The Wholesale Merchant. iK The Railroads on the return freight. 10. The insurance men on return risks. 11. The Retail Dealer. The parties all showed a deep interest in me, and I wish to say I entertain no unkind feelings to wards any of them. The profits they realized from me were legiti mate and proper. But, I feel very kindly for the man who raised me, and when I considered that he paid all these accumulated profits, adx ded to the original cost, I did not wonder that he dressed poorly and was hard pressed to support his family. I have traveled around and listened to calculating men talk, and I intend to whisper a little to him by the Crescent. What I want to say is : Raise your own hogs. Don't buy Western bacon at a high price, when cotton is liable to be at a low price- Sow an acre or two in clover. It will save corn and en able you to feed your teams, and will cost you less than Northern cats and hay. It will enable you to feed your cows better, and they will give rnre and better imlk and butter." Tour" calves will grow larger and make finer cattle. Iuu't keep too many cattle. Raise your own corn and wheat. Don't plant all cotton. If your land is poor, sow peas and improve it, Save all your barn-yard manure' compost your vegetable mould, and don't buy worthless fertilizers. And when I get through whis pering to the farmers, I want to say a word to capitalists. Cotton must be raised in the South. There will always be a demand for the manufactured arti cle. We have water-power in abun dance. If Northerners manufac ture it on the frozen streams of New England, and realize hand some profits, why cannot the South ern manufacturer, who can pur chase it at his door without freight and insurance charges, compete successfully with the Northern manufacturer ? Our water-powers are as good ; streams are seldom frozen ; our climate is better ; we can work more days in the year ; labor can be had as cheap. Be sides making large profits on the capital invested, you will give em ployment to our poor women and children, and the cost of manufac turing instead of enriching men a thousand miles away will be spent with our own merchants aiul trade men, and thus improve the condi tion of our own State. I do not wish to be misunder stood. I do not desire North Carolinians to invest their capital in factories because I entertain any unkind feeling for Northern people. I have had enough of sectionalism. I was once known as King Cotton, but my crowTn if not entirely ruined is badly damaged by sectional dif ficulties. 1 only mention the North because most of our staple is man ufactured there. I wish to see all our people, North and South pros per, bnt I can see nothing like prosperity for the south for North Carolina until her people learn to raise their own food, manufacture their own staples, and give em ployment to their own mechanics. Crescent. Why Poor People Are Poor. What makes poor people poor ? Such a question would naturally be first answered by a decisive laugh. How absurd ! one class exclaims. By following the scriptural precept, and taking no thought for the mor row, boldly asserts the sceptic. Because there are too many too conscientious to disavow the claims of others connected with them by family or friendly ties, puts forth the self-righteous, Idleness and crime, declare the industrious and prosperous. Now each and all these reasons may, no doubt claim some consideration as means pro ductive of poverty, but the simple and primary cause is, after all, more plainly and better stated in the latter part of the maxim which New York wholesale his per cent. Then Micawbcr gives to his young friend David Copperfield, on the occasion of the farmer's engagement in the service of Uriah Keep. Said that philosophic worthy, "Annual in come twenty pounds, annual ex penditure nineteen, six ; result, happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditures, twen" ty pounds, ought and six : result, misery." This is the root of the whole mat ter poor people are always a little behindhand; otherwise they would soon cease to be poor, for prosperi ty begins with one peny laid by. Emerson says it originates in a tin roof, that keeps the wind :'.nd rain out : iu a good pump that yields you plenty of sweet water; in two suits of clothes ; in dry sticks to burn ; in double wick lamp: and three meals, &c. Now the question arises, why do people live beyond their means ? Is it dishonesty or carelessness, or ignorance ? We should say almost entirely from the latter cause. They do not not think. The? will not set themselves about solving the problem of living. For the question rapidly resolves itself into an arithmeticial one, which involves the elementary principles of addi tion, substraction, multiplication and division simply. How many for instance, at the begining of the year, calculate their receipts for the ensuing twelve months, and then limit their necessary expenses to a sum below it, leaving a margin for the contingences of illness, acci dent or death ? Few indeed. The reckoning more frequently occurs at the end of a year, when the ex penditures are found to represent the larger figures. But oftener yet this casting up of accounts does not occur at all, and a knowledge of the debt side of the ledger is obtained rather from the frequently pressed claims than from any in clination on the part of their con tractors to discharge their oblisa tions. This latter invulnerability to just demands is but the moral effect of invariably being in arrears. Constant anxiety about the ways and means ere long sinks to indiffer ence, which in time, gives place to a determination to shirk, as far as possible, all financial responsibility. Again, we cfiirm that the chief means of keeping people poor, does not lie in.th facj- tliac lljey. receive email wnges, but thoy do not RUOW how to lay out these small wages judiciously. Do they not always buy in small quantities, paying in small quantities, paying thereby several profits ? Do they not, too, buy poor or adulterated qualities, the former of which is dear at any price, and tho latter capable of being accomplished by themselves at less cost ? Do they not purchase coal by the quarter ton, and pay as much, and often more for its carting than for a greater supply ? Do they not have to pay their rent in advance because they had no property to show as security that they will not vanish in the night without settling these lawful dues ? And do they not make one suit of clothes and one pair of boots do only one half their rightful service, because when mending time comes there are no others to take their places, and hence they are doomed to premature decay. It is surely just such manage ment in all outlays of money as these that tend to keep down the impecunious. If they would emerge from their poverty, they must turn over a ew leaf and study the ele ments of economic success. Its secret will not be found to exist in the amount of possession, but, as previously stated " in the relation of income to outgo." Exchange. Two Conundrums. A young lady, when riding from her father's country seat to a neigh boring village met "a young man on foot, who was carrying a iu2;. She at once reigned in her horse, and J asked him what he had in the jug. Looking up with a comical leer, he simply winked one eye and smacked his lips, that it contained something good. The young lady, supposing he meant alcohol, immediately began to talk temperance, but her auditor requested the privilege of first ask ing her one question. " What is it?" she asked. " It is this," he replied ; " why is my jug like your side-saddle ?" She could not tell. " It is because it holds a gal-on," said he. " What trilling !" exclaimed the indignant young lady, and then continued. " Y"oung man, do you perceive " " Just one more question," in terrupted her auditor, " and then I am done. Why is my jag like the assembly-room of a female sem inary at roll-call V " I am Eure I don't know," pet ulantly replied the young lady. " Well, it's because its full o' lasses," said the incorrigible audi--tor. The fair lecturer touched her spirited horse with her whip, and was soon out of hearing of the rude young man. TEE ELECTION LAW. Abstract of its Provisions Tho VIule Thing in a Nutshell. For the information of the pub lic we give the foUo-vini: t.bsfract of the law governing the eleeti -n to be held Thursday, the (jth d;ty of August, 1874 : REGISTRATION. Registrars are to be appointed by the County Commissioners, who shall revise the registration lists so as to be accurate. Any elector is eli gible for registrar. Every elec tor must b registered in the town ship where he resides. Any voter may be challenged at the polls upon demand of citizen and the voter tiny be required to prove, by some person known to the judges of election, the fact of the residence of said voter in the county thirty days previous to the day of election. County Commissioners shall, on or before the first Monday in July, appoint four judges or inspectors of election, two C-f whom shall bo of different political parties where pos sible. The judges of election are to be notified by the sheriff. VOTING. Separate boxes must be used for each class of officers to be elected, to be furnished by the county. No registration allowed on election day unless the person becomes of age on that day. No device allowed on tickets. Any ticket with too many names on it will be thrown out. ELECTION. 1. For Superintendent of Public Instruction. 2. Members of General Asserm hly. 8. Five County Commissioners, Sheriff, County Treasurer, Regis ter of Deeds, County Surveyor, Coroner and Clerk af the Superior Court. 4. Judge of the Superior Court and Solicitor. 5. Members of Congress. Requiring live separate boxes. County Commissioners under the provisions of laws of 1871-'72 have the power to establish, alter, discon tinue or create separate polling places for elections, giving thirty days notice by advertisement in some newspaper, or at three places in the county. At least one polling place shall exisft m or each ward of a f AWMOiIkl city numbering 3,000 population. A Good Lesson. If your boys revolt from study, give them an opportunity to test the pleasure of manual labor, and then let them follow the occupatipn they prefer, la nine cases out of ten, books will carry the day. 'When I was a boy,' said the elder Adams, '7 had to study the Latin grammar, but it was dull, and I hated it. My father was anxious to send me to college ; and, there- fore, I studied grammar till I could bear it no longer, and going to my j father, I told him I did not like to study, and asked for some other employment. It was opposing his wishes, and he was quick in his an swer. 'Well, John, if Latin grammar does not suit, you may try ditching, perhaps that will. My meadow needs a ditch, and you may put Latin by and try that.' ' This seemed a delightful change, and to the meadow I went. But 1 soon found ditching harder than Latin, and the forenoon was the longest I ever experienced. That day I ate the bread of labor, and glad was I when night came on. That night I made some comparison between Latin grammar and ditch ing, but said not a word about it. I dug the next forenoon and wanted to return to Latin at dinner, but it was humiliating, and I could not do it. At night toil conquered pride, and I told my father one of the severest trials of my life that if he chose, I would go back to Latin ammar. lie was glad of it ; and, if I have since gained any distinc- Dn, it has been owing to the two day's labor in that abominable ditch.' The Original Plot. A. slight farce, which has proved an immense success at the Odeon in Paris, has the merit of a really motif. Doctor Lorguilu3 is a philanthropist, who has vowed eternal hatred against the penalty of death and the executioner. Not content in his horror of capital pun ishment with saving the life of a wretched highway robber who was going to be hanged, he took him to his house, pampered and petted him, and was about to make him his son-in-law, when, just as the worthy doctor thought his protege com pletely reformed, the fellow stole everything he could law his hands on, and ran away. The doctor, disenchanted and furiously angry, called down avenging thunders on the head of the atrocious malefac tor. At this moment a young man appears, and proffers his suit for the hand of the disappointed phil anthropist's beautiful daughter. ' Who are you V ask3 the doctor. 'The executioner, replies the suitor. ' The excutioner ! the very man I want!' criea the doctor, who in- 1 ii):, ilv'W C h.s hi lu-ii i'-.-. vi- h i!i is r.o cxeru! ir-pi v. h his addresses 1 in r b! -ecrc Uuir-bering English Ilev: In tho numbering f their says the " 1 Jaishury iN,.Vvs Londoners have achieved :h I;. .'US; S. M ,111. grcat- --'M.V..--. till! J i i i j i it !tu ntlv Rii'l tue l.r.M aiid last number on a street directly opposite each other. Thia apparent impossibility is easily performed by numbering first on 2 side oi the street and then bock on the oilier side. Lotus suppose ji ca?e. Yon want No. 840 on Gi at Cii ristop'ln r strut. You find one end el t!;a: i.vinue, look up at the number cf the iH-st house, and Ictun (as )ou are s-mv r do nine hundred and ninety-nine limes in every one thousand .-(.inches fer tile hiodiest numberl th:-:. it. is t!n first number, and lirhtiiin;7 1 N o. iiunuer vou exeiaim, a nd at once put up the street at a live ly gait, looking neither to the right or left, but keeping suraigh; ahead, and thinking only of the fact that you have to pass four hundred and twenty houses before reaching your number' By the time you have gone near ly that distance you are' suddenly confronted by a wall or building ahead, and flatter yourself that the journey is at an end. You look up to the nearest door with the cx. pectation that you are seven hun dred and something, and are amazed to see that you are barely half that with but a few houscs'alicad of you. You hurry on with bated breath, searching every door with hysterical eagerness, only to find the expecta tion of some unraveling of the hideous riddle ' a baseless fabric. You reached the last house on that side. It is 420. You look across to the opposite door ; it is 421. To the next ; it is 422. You call a policeman and tell him your trouble, lie explains that the number, judging from the surroundings, must be at the lower end of the street, and his information is not exactly like the trickling of crystal waters over mossy rocks, but it is knowledge, and knowledge is pow er; and you knock your head against a post, and pick up your weary and perspiring legs and start on again. When you stand before 840 and tin a iiiauit in t-xaeuy ii.rooit Islo 1, the language with which you ciotiie your ideas htz looks. better than it I don't kare how rich a man iz, if he expects to enjoy things in this life he haz got to live just as tho he was poor. The only way to hold our own iz to keep advancing on one can set still and do it. A dog iz no flatterer. If he iz your friend or your enemy, yu kno it, rite off. It duz seem that all mankind luv lies more than they do truth. How menny people do you suppoze thare iz in the world who wouldn't rather listen to flattery they knu waz false, than to reproof they knu wa,3 just. Wize men laff at most things in this life it is only the phools who gap and swallo. Fortune iz a wheel aliwus on the the move ; and thoze at the top to-day, are at the bottom to-morrow. Thare iz not a man on earth who iz free from envy. If thare ever should be one, he ought to pray for immejiate translashun, before he gits the diseaze. Yu kant allwuss tell how much a man iz really tickled bi hearing him laff. Thare ought to be a mashecn invented to mcazure the joy in him, just az there iz to find out how much water thare iz in milk. Honesty iz the basis ov all that iz good or even remarkable in anny man. The rcazon why cyeryboddy luvs a child, and pets a puppy iz be kauzc they are so natural. Whenever yu see a phellow who iz forever and amen in a red hot hurry, yu kan make up yure mind that he hant got mutch to do, and but little kapacity to do it. Man iz a natral glutton, besides bain" something ov a phool. He eats everything that kreeps, krauls, fiies, swims, or wiggles, and then wonders? what on earth ails him. Mark Twain publishes a card in tho Hartford papers explaining the arrangements for his lecture in aid of the poor, and he makes these statements as to the term3 of ad mission : " Lucca charges four dol lars a ticket, and so my first idea was to put our tickets at four dol lars too, and run opposition, But friends said no, there was a differ ence Lucca sings. I said, very well, I would sing too. I showed the n what I could do. But they still objected, and said that a mere disturbance was not singing. So I have come down to a dollar, but I do it with reluctance."