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RAIiEIOII. 1ST. O. SUNDAY.. ...JUNE 88, 1879 rmr dead Bonaparte's successor. Elsewhere is printed an interesting sketch " of the brief life of the brave boy who was killed by negroes the other day (n South ' Africa. As the New York Evening Pott remarks, by a "strange fatality the reprei sentative of the Bonapatx dynasty has met his fate in South Africa. Napolboh the Fourth has died in the i eame hemis-j phereandnot fars from the. same gloomy island where perished Napoleon the FiraL! The one expired a prisoner in the hands of England, the other fell a soldier in her ser-j vice. Fifty-eight years ago and to-day thej same thing has been said respecting- the house of the Bonapabtes. It has been said that with the present catastrophe their lurid! star has gone down in eternal darkness. The; , . funeral tidings striking as was the differ-i ence between the stern figure of destiny' who vanished from, St. Helena and the mild boy who' has been' struck down 'in an' African jungle has produced -in-, both cases the same effect ; It has produced, ' that is to say, a great sigh of relief. Sympathy there may be for the widowed and now thrice miserable woman who mourns at Chiselhurst ; but apart from this the pervading feeling is that which comes with the snapping of a great tension ; and it is expressed in the cry that with this event ends the imperial lineage of the man of Austerhtz and of Jena. -, '- " "There is something strange in this,' for dynasties do nbt die so easily. The long train of personages that stretched from Chablis "the Martyr" to Cardinal Yoek and Maet of Modena showed how little likely it is that a family which has once worn royal robes will abandon the hope of , resuming them. Only in absolute extinc tion, not of a line alone but of all its col lateral branches, , does history furnish ex amples of the termination of. a dynasty or the resignation of hope by its followers. The latter exclaim always, The King is dead ; long live the King." Somewhere or somehow they find him, and although they may drape him in imaginary purple and put in his hands a hypothetical sceptre be is to them their (rue monarch, usually more dearly loved for , misfortune, more faithfully adhered to as the chances grow fainter for his ultimate success! We may be sure that this devotion to dynastic con tinuity, and in the present case this, fealty to a name at whose spell alt .Europe has trembled or worshipped, will now find fresh illustration. The Republic may not like it, the house of Bourbon or of Orleans may not like it; but for all that, just as surely as there was a Napoleon theFqurth, there is now a Napoleon the Fifth. "But where is he? It is possible that there will be some hesitation in making a reply to this question, and it is perhaps well for France and well for all the parties or claimants concerned that there should be. The obvious reply, of course, is readily found. Prince JNapolbon, the second son of Jkbomb Bonapaetb, by. his second wife, the Princess Frsdkrika of Wurtemberg, is the senior living representative of his family. He is now fifty-seven years of age. He has been noted for years as an extreme democrat, al though more recently he was a qualified supporter of the Empire and may now be described as a conservative Republican. Alter the revolution of 1848 he was the leader of the "Mountain," a fact forever held up against him by the Da Mobnys, the Pxbsignys and the Rouhebs, who wrought and waxed fat on the subsequent "coup d'etat." Prince Napoleon does not like to fight It is true that he com manded an infantry reserve at Alma and Inkermann. But he threw up his com mand in great haste, saying he was; ill; and for this the nickname of .PuBr plon" was bestowed upon"hinv"by his admiring countrymen. But if he did not attack the Russians .he attacked the Orleans family with great spirit in the French Senate m 1861. A fierce debate ensued, and the Duke d a. u Mali sent Prince Wapolbon a challenge.. The invitation was declined, and since then the Prince can scarcely be said to have been a favorite with " the French army. There may be two opinions about his courage or about the construction to be placed on his conduct in the cases described; but there can be no doubt that he is the kind .of man U whom Napoleon the First would have written insulting letters, and to whom he would have assigned humiliating offices: He is scarcely a man, in other words, to stir up the military enthusiasm of the French people.' ' -! , "Prince Napoleon has been .cordiaW detested by the party of the Empire, i The late Emperor always thought" him half hearted, although he was reconciled to him after more than one season of alienation ! A memorable instance of this followed the delivery by the Prince of a speech $n the, unveiling of a statue, of Najrougir the First in Corsica in 1865. These things are of course rememberedt But it -may be possible, if not to forget, to put them aside. Stranger- things have happened even in the history of this strange dynasty. Time was when'lhe' firsfH atoleos was as wild a republican as the best or the worst of them. , Each of his steps to-ward the throne, was insidious and plausible. It always appeared - that he, , like Riohabd the Third, had greatness thrust upon him. It was, as Hazitt says, the repeated attempts ; made against the life of the First Consul which i gave a handle "for following up the design" which had been for some time .agitated of -raising him to the imperial - throne and making the dignity hereditary in the famny.6t" that ; indeed this would 'secure him from personal danger, though n istrue: tM 'therms a divinity doth hedg akmg;buU lessened the temptation- to the enterprise and allayed a part of Republic disquietude by providing a successor," The Democratic stains on the escutcheon of "Plonfcn" may then' be effaxTlje' France" may obliterate "as often again as tcf ore what U is conrenlent to hare forgot- ten. Even the disHke of the army might be softened or dissipated. A brilliant military stroke carefully planned and unattended by personal risk has before now at the right moment made a hero out of poorer stuff than even Prince "Plon-plon." "But even waiving these expedients an eligible Bonapaetb might hope to be President of the French republic in 1880 no less than in 1848. Admitting the difference of rihe - situationsvr inclidimr the sharpest of the lessons of experience, the mW'dembcTatic a Bonapabte candidate .the 1 betteiLJthe chance ..of... his election. Again, when glory is not even mentioned by & French, chief magistia'.e io his inaugural w address military n success or .popularity : is plainly of less con sequence ' than, usual, and "'herein further? hopes are suggested for the future of . France Napoleon, a If, i however after all said and done he is to be put aside, the imperialists ; have a manifest alternative. In his son, j' and the grandson of Victor Emkabtel, in the young Viotob Na'po lkon, ' now seventeen 't years of ' jre, :there; remains a' Napoleon '.. the Fifth vquite ii avaiiaVeiis.; Hxstf the -Fiftl for?;Sthj Bourbpn ; and' who,' in default ' Of hie father, could be worked into an effectived substitute. 3 nr : .j.v a h T f,'i'JLt is unlikely .that the melancholy death or pe son or, Jnapolbon the Third wii Jd an, way disturb the tranquillity of the French Republic The republic has been; cemented and solidified by a combinatior of auspicious circumstances. ' 'For free in ' stitutions in France there may be even tx predicted a long career of peace and use fulness. But be this as h may, the world can scarcely hope to be permitted to forget me aynasiy oi , ine napoleons. ; l Here s no more chance of this because an amiable youth has died in the hands of the Zulut than there was when a chained conqueroi died in the hands of Sib Hudson Lowe at SU Helena." . - .. . , : THE XEVf HtCBlQAX BISHOP. ' Dr. Samuel 8. Habbis, the Bishop-elect of Michigan, is a native of Alabama, and waa it Jborn ",in 184L. After gradiiating ihe studied and practiced law in Montgomery, Ala., .until 1865,- when he removed to New York. , ! ' While there, "yielding to , an early desire to study . for, the ministry, he gave up proiesaioaai income 01 , ten luousana xl-li-A t'l ,: - V :- - year j oecome a clergyman,' ana -was or dained deacon by Bishop Wilms in J $69 After a brief rectorship at Columbus, Ua., he was called to Trinity Church, New Orleans, in 1871, and in 1875 became Rec tor of St. James's Church, Chicago, the in come of which he is said to have increased from $6,000 to $18,000. He has once be fore been elected to the episcopate, but de clined, and has several times taken a lead ing part in the General . Convention of the Episcopal Church. He was' lately associ ated with the Rev. - Dt. John Fultoh, of Milwaukee, in the editorial management of the Living Church, and is an able wri ter. He is rather . above - the medium height, and is an agreeable speaker, is not confined to . his' notes, and is well known m flmah of inderiendent judgment and common sense. , It is generally .conceded that no better man could have been found , to take the" place, of the' recently-deposed uiuwsiB vi i. jjxicuigan, ixo janss ' as a High Churchman; though n'of a' ritualist, and has the antecedents to make an -excel lent, bishop. : It is but 110 years ago since Napoleon Bonapabte was born,- not. more than 80 years ago since he was recogniZ3d as one of the most prominent figures on the his toric stage of Europe: Between the fall of the Directory and Sedan is an interval Of 70 years, during the half of which the Napoleonic idea' was the most poter t im- pulse in shaping the . destinies of half the i - Civilized Morld. -Hi nl tr I !f. The Concord Hun wishes to know if The Obsekyeb does not know that "man pulators during the recent session of the liegislature" made up the next State tick et And Thv Obskbtbb has pleasure in gratifying its cootemporary's curiosity - by answering that it never" before heard of such an occurrence and dosa not believe in it since hearing of it. V, ,,l Conobess has finished up its work ; the President 1 has signed one ' appropriation hill, intends to sign another. and to" veto me inira. uongress is then expected to adjourn,, and the President is "expected at once to call another extra session. It is thought that it may' take all summer to flghth out on that line. V ' ; " And now Pennsylvania is putting oa'plan tauon i sirs, i 8enator ttoNKtma was im ptident to Senator Don Cameron on Fri day, and thinking it good policy to apolo gize to' the railroad king,- walked-1 up .; and began one. Camkboh turned his back upon him. . i -:v. I THE.CoNKuiiQrLlMAa row has died out the; two men still live.. More's'ttie rhW: We dWs ihew a man more 'fltteti to leave his oaatry - for- his country's -good than Mr Conkuno; Possibly Mr.' Lamab's absence would not be an unmixed evil , i Moses was undonbtedly a stock specula tor, for, he began, his career among the bull". rushes. Aix jl. vv For sucoessf till v making its mark in the world,' says the Graphic, small-pox can pit itself against any known disease.. , . The foundation for- the- meanest man is aid when a small hoy turns the worm hole m an apple for his companion to bite from. "f hadnoi tune vlhr stuff .the chicken. ' apologzed a s landlady to 'her boarders: fY njmd, madam Jt's touch enough a, 1li8jreplied one of hem; g ii jCurateB-jwigh id.be measureolfor&suit of clothes Tailor Certainly sir. Mavl ask your views, as- we cut; our coats ao -cordidg to doctrine. " ' ',... . - . . 2 Emilyrr Although yoo promised, to take me io.tne jcesr JL,Cnd that! you have been 4 wtthont me. CharlpalWll mv Hoo T I p41y went to see whether you would like' it 1 ' I '.'Mamma.? remarked an rnterestW in fant of four, "where do yoa go' when you die?" "One ; can't be nnite rertsln. riri inglHoi'' can bBlamma' teW ahelhas never died yet." "Yea. "but hjrvtn't vod 8tudied gecgraphjr r , NEW YOBR COKBESPOHDENCF. Correspondence of Tee Obsbbveb , ' -New Toek, June 19, j Editob Obsbbveb t-ri-Mrs. Letitia H. V. Walker of Leaksville, the eldest daughter of the late Gov. Morehead, is the Vice Re- 'feent for "North Carolina of the Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union." She is here, after having spent the most of last week at the annual meeting of the Board at Mount Vernon. I am glad to learn from her that the. Association, is Ul a prosperous condition, and that it is cared for with unflagging zeal by these patriotic ladies, many of whommost of whom, probably have given their time and thought, and money to it since ante-bellum days say for upwards of twenty years,; Of the twenty-six ladies composing the Board; twelve are from Southern States.? And the public interest in the sacred spot keeps pace with that of the Board, for there are about a hundred visitors every day, a steamer being kept running from Washington City daily. The fare for going and returning is one dollar, of which "the Association receives one-third, and the owner of the boat two-thirds. The Endowment Fund a year ago (the Report for this year not yet published) amounted to $28,000i The ladies allow no debt. To each lady is assigned ; a room in- the mansion to furnish and decorate, "as much as possible,; in the style prevailing-in Washington's day, and : Mrs. Walker would be glad to get, by gift or purchase, such articles as would be suitable for the .North Carolina room., s She has already secured a hand-; some painting of the coat of arms of North Carolina. 8ome of the ladies have spent nearly a thousand dollars on their rooms j in restoring them to their original state. A great many ancient and interesting relics have been collected, which are objects of, curiosity to the visitors. Among them; may be mentioned Washington's surveying instruments, his flute, spy glass, &c The spot ia well worth a visit. ; Before this letter can reach you you will of course have seen the most extraordinary -statement .by ex Lieutenant Governor Woodford, "of the preparations which Grant had made in 1877 to arrest Mr. Tilden on a charge of high treason in case he should have attempted to be sworn in as Presi dent. It would be an awful matter to reflect on if we could suppose that people; bere would' nave iougnt m sucn a case. But of that I have doubts. In this part of the world "discretion is the "better part of j valor," anal the people .,would , probabry ha ve done as Tilden did. j There is something "Very sweet in the thou and thee and thine of , our Quaker friends, especially wnen"written of spoken by a cousin whom you bate never seen or indeed beard of bat who writes from her far off home in Ohio to claim kin. Such was my experience years ago, and though I have never seen her, the remembrance of the pleasant letter is very fresh. As a paper which I opened just now says, the words, which fwere common", enough in old .times, "are "hardly , ever 'used now, exceptin poetr and in prayer, Sad except by Quakers, and doubtless they will gradually give them up, as they are giving up their drab clothes and broad brimmed hats. It will not be long before they will be like other folks like them In words as in dress. They were wont to be regarded as more honest as well as plainer than other men. ' ' ,' '.:,;, 3 , In the same article which suggested the above, a good many. diminuiives" are mentioned, for instance, the Elizabethan oath, "by our La'kin," as used in Shak-speare, which is short' for "by our Lady-kin," meaning the Virgin Mary. "Pocket" is a diminutive Pocket is a little Poke; a poke is a bag. Hence the proverb, "Never buy a pig in a poke." Then there is MinnOdn, my little one, or little Minnie perhaps ; Minnie being the old German for love. One kind of diminutive, still abundant in English and far more so in the Scot tish dialect, is the ending i e, as in Auntie, and the Scottish Minnie for mother. Sissy and Auntie are , both pet names, tender di minuaves-5 - i Many years ago I .was in the then small and dilapidated village of Kinston, in Lenoir county. To-day I was surprised to receive, a Catalogue of the "Kinston Colr legiate Institute," with its 128 scholars, and a statement that the population of the town is nearly 2,000. In addition to this school, conducted by Dr. and Mrs. Richard EL Lewis, and two Assistants, I learn that there is another In town, with' perhaps 60 or ,70 scholars, by Mr. J. S. Midyette. This is progress, which it is pleasant to. mark. H. " Waifs : , ; . . . . , Hard words are like hail stones in summer, beating downand destroying what they would nourish if thev were melted ,into drops. ' , Pays a t sententious' writeV They.are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts." : Wonder if he is the party that west off accompanied with our Shak- 8peare., : j ' : , . i Why is it that the boy of ordinary mind would prefer to eo in his every-day clothes and sit on a muddy bank fishing all Suni day rather than to sit on a nice dry seat in the Sabbath school for an hour, dressed up In his best bib and tucker? Girls ain't that way. ...j ' In Stan8tead, Canada, a man sold ten cent packages, "Warranted sure death to poiaxo Dugs ; no risk oi poisoning animals, as with Paris green." The packages were not to be opened until time , to use them. One victim, having three, ooened one. and found two square blocks of wood, on one of which was writtenr -"Place the bug . 1 a- - on mis DiocK ana press nrmly with the other." (This must have been in Connecti cut in instead of Canada. " When was Rome built?1 asked a school teacher of the first class in ancient hi i xu mo- uiguv, suswereu a unnt lmie jgirli-WIn the night!" exclaimed 2 the as tonished teacher. "How do you make thavout?" ; rWhy. I thought cvervbodv knew Rome wasnt built in a dayl" replied meu. I- f -h-r - ,A good story is told n Edinburgh iaboit inai geniai Grecian. tmtPAsmr Kinrkto One day. shortly .before the .close of the late session, the professor being through same cause prevented from lecturing, there was posted on the Greek class room door a Notice to ihl8eff:liProfe8soriBiackie regrets he is unable to-dav to meet his Classes." A waggish student. SDving this. scraped out the initial letter of the last word of the sentence, and made it armear as if the professor was regretful at his ina- Duity .w meet - those fair, specimens of humanity familiarly known outside the college quadrangle as the "lasses.' But who can joke with Blackie? - The keen- eyed old man, noticing the prank that had been ' Other letter, and left the following to be read by whom it might concern : "Professor Blackie regrets he is unable to-dav to jnee ms asaesi , , . . . i . .i i - a .a s s v On a tombstone in a burial- groandat Connecticut Farms, N.5 J., there appears iHB-fnllowinir insnrirvrirm - - ,' wSeader pass on, ne'er waste jonr time : -r i On bad biography or hetter rnrme, ..... ( For what I am thiB cumbrous clay insorea, Ad what 1 was Is no affair of youra," !pfiEoocirrT.f They are s6 precocious In the neighborhood' of Worcester. Mass. I My little seven yea ldj gfrl1"writea a friend, r "was in the sitting room alone . - i ' " 3 J " i i t- vqin nerncie, miRiygaimiy ojtuigirQm; the window. Witfeout4urningherJiead, she said, 'tfncie HoraceVeight and seven make fifteen don't they r He . rephed that she "was right. Then, said sbe.fer half sqlliloquy, it is only eight years be fore l stall have a beau : ana on I i dread tLSEditart Drover, ia HarperKMaga. fiziMfor Junt. . 1 Bemlnlaceacm f Old , Places and , People. . y , THX OLD TOWN OF BATH THK KFISCOFAL CHU1ICB THK BU -THK FIXATS TKACH DANIEL. BOOMS ' 6 KM. JOHM GRAY BLOUNT A WAGON THAW OF KARLT ' DAYS INDI iM CAFTAIM IMCIDXMTS 8HXLL CASTLX, KTC. - t t ' '. , t . . ' ; Correspondence ot Tex Obsxkvib. V'!T -'iJUliiOH,5 June 2L, 1879. Editob ot OBswavxE: Through the courtesy and kindness of that exceedingly accommodating, gentleman, CoL M y, of Washington, N. C I was a short time since indebted for a pleasant ride to the old town of Bath. It is, situated on Bath reek, in f oil view of Parnlico river, about twenty miles from "Washington, in Beau fort county, N.- C. 1: haoVr several - timss passed within four or . five, , miles of the town on steamers plying up 'and down the river, and was underline impression thal it contained only two or three houses, and Lwas no little surprised to .find upwards Of seventy-five," and about bite hundred and fifty inhabitants. 7 The town is beautifully situated, being located fon quite an eminence above the creek,which makes around liojth sides f the townt and frornjthe front is afforded a fine , view of the beautiful Pamlico, giving a water view of fiye or six miles across, and several miles down the river. ' - ' ; : . 4 ' , The'pirate, Teach, is said to have much frequented the waters of Bath Creek. The Colonel and myself, were strangers, anrlitj was past dinner time, yet,1 we were boun-j tif ully cared i or by that ' most stima-j ble , christian lady, Mrs. Tankherdj who is. devoted - to - the- church and our most worthy the right reverend bishop oi we uioces aiier enjoying a oasiuy . prepared, yet inviting and acceptable meal, and having but a short time to remain, I strolled throngk the old town, and made; my wmy - uie supwumHu uuuiui, ok a uu- mas'S. , the oldest, I believe in the State, having been built in 1731. It , is a sub 1 stantial brick building, .the floor of : which is also laid with large, square, well made bricks.' It resembles the description of an old English church. I noticed on the putside front, imbedded " in the wall, a marble tablet bearing the following in Bcrrption: "William Walling, in memory pt John Lawson, Joel Martin, and Simon Alderson, founders of Bath Town in 1706." Above this is another; marble tablet with ' the following: "St. Thomas, built in 1734 Its first pastor I am told, f Vsleeps his last sleep" beneath its brick floor, for there he was buried." The unpardonable belfry: sits unadorned, on the back and lower part of the building, is neither tasty, nor unique, and if confined to the ground, would serve a most admirable purpose' for encasing a discontented old turkey ben to keep her from straying off with her roving little, chicks yet, ; nevertheless it contains the bell that was presented to the church by Queen Anne 6f old England. 4 . r 5. -f I will leave the ancient Bath, the oldest town in the State,1 and confine myself to some interesting, facts I gathered in and about the town of Washington I t f When ' Daniel Boone made his second visit to Kentucky, Gen. John Gray Blount, of Beaufort county, was at toe same time travelling in Kentucky looking after some landed interest. An emigrant train being about to start out, quite a Lumber joined it, and among the number Daniel Boone, and John Gray Blount. ' With . the train was also a family, one of whom was a young lady. Great danger surrounded them from Indians and wolves, and a Continual watch was kept for their protection. This young lady wandered off a short distance, and losing her way. was captured by the Indians and hurried away. - Being soon missed, a company immediately started in pursuit. The ground was hard and unbroken, save by the track of the roaming buffalo. She could make no impression herself on , the ground, but when she would come to the buffalo track, the ground being broken, she would step in it and leave the print of her shoe. in this way she was traced and recovered. There was a young man in the train to whom she was engaged, and on reaching the camp they concluded to celebrate the joyful rescue by their immediate marriage. Daniel Boone performed the ceremony by the Epis copal service, and Gen John Gray Blount acted as parson s clerk. His daughter and only living child, Miss Patsey Baker Blount, has now in her possession, and which she preserves as a relic of the olden time, the white cotton blouse, the knee breeches and buckles and Brussels lace, which be wore as cuffs on bis shirt sleeves on the occasion of that marriage. She has also - the revolutionary uniform and bat which belonged to and was worn by Col. Patton, who was an uiicle of the late Mrs. Eli Hoyt, who was a faithful female servant of God, in whom was linked the present and past generation of her people. General John Gray Blount-gave to the poor of the county a farm and fishery on Blount's Creek. The county afterwards sold this .farm; and' fishery, and with the proceeds of the sale purchased the present poor house and grounds of Beaufort county. General John Gray Blount was probably the largest landowner who ever lived in the State, and was a prominent and useful man. He was a member of the House of Commons from 1782 to 1789, and a State Senator in 1796 He died, I think, in 1833, at quite an advanced age. He was a brother of Thomas Blount, of JSdgecomoe, tor many years a represents tiveln Congress, and of Governor Willie Blount, of Tennessee, and of United States Sen tor' William Blount, of Tennessee. He left several children Thomas Harvey, John Gray and William Augustus uiount; f Laicy uiivia, wno married, the late Bryan Grimes, Esq , of Pitt countv. Polly ' Ann,' who married Mr. Rodman. '. (father of Judge Rodman) of Washington, ana raisey aser jsioum, wno. never mart tied, and who now occupies the old family dwelling, and is the oldest living inhabitant of the town of Washington. r She is ap- Eroacbing-the 'threshold of fourscore," ut is active and of healthful mind and body, not looking i toMw sixty and is s fit representative of-tbe social, hospitality of the earlier and better days of the good o'd town -William A. sad John Gny Blount married daughters -of the late Mr. Sherwood Haywood, of Raleigh, and the widow Of John Gray is Mrs Sally Hogg, relict of the late Gavin Hogg, a prominent lawyer Of earlier connection with the Raleigh bar. Gen, Wm. A. Blount, the only one of the sons who reached an advanced age, died a few fears since, in Kaleigh, at the home of his daughter,' Mrs. Branch. i An Imperfect diary, kept by Gen.fJohn Gray Blount, contains some interesting information." He states that when he was a very young man, an old man on Ocracoke told him that the first vessel ever piloted over Ocracoke bar, was brought in by a woman named Patsey Caraway, and at that time the channel ran so near the land that you could "chunk a biscuit" on the deck of a vessel.--At one place,near byt itls very deep, and is, to this day, called "Teach's Hole." It is where the pirate Teach anchored, and ' where ; be was " subdued and taken, and the people on; the shore witnessed the whole fight and capture. Teach traded a great deal, up theTar and Neuse rivers, and- mucbof his treasure is sup posed to be buried -along- tbe banks of these rivers. T Hei held the people along these'riveTS Ingreat:'teaf and trepidation; A lady In Washington, has a piece of glass ware given byTeach to one of her ancestors.' and bears upon it the name of one of the Salter family. . r-f , i The channel ' afterwards changed considerably, and made nearer in to the island of ortsmouthA Some time after the war of '1812, Gen. John' Gray Blount having increased his shipping to such an extent as to need Aome place If or Storage fofe vessels alid'ShiDs drawing too much'water to run up the Tivcrs.' ' he entered a well wooded Mr. Wallace, called Governor ' Wallace, became partners, and they cut logs on this island and floated them down to a large shell rock near Beacon Island, and fastening them around it like unto a per, placing them two and two together, and filling in the whole with ballast brought in by the vessels coming in for freight, and the produce of the country Vesselacould lay at the : wharf and discharge ; and at one end of the rock, was stationed a b'ghthouse. This place waa called "Shell Castle.'! and the remnant of the rock is scrcaUed to this day. A short walk carried ? you to this island, upon which4 was built a large two story hotel a two story d welling, in which his and Gov. Wallace's family lived, a Custom House, j 8torev3 watehouse and seversl large houses in which the pilots and their families lived, A Shell Castle was a' delightful place to spend the summer the ea breeze, the bathing, sailing, and fishing, being represented as very fine. Shell Castle, was very valuable, j An English company ; offered as. a price for i purchase; to cover with Spanish dollars the whole place, from the lighthouse, on one end, to the Saltworks on the other, and it was re fused! ;Now there is none of it left, the buildings, are all gone, and no resemblance of its former appearance remains, and eveoj ine rocs is much -diminished by yihe con Unuou8 washings of the " wateas. Miss Patsey B. Blount, its last , owner, sold the, whole place a few ; years since 'for an inconsiderable sum. one merely approxima ting. the value of the shells. But she has a large and handsome old, pitcher, capable ot noldicg two or three gallons of water,; npon - which Is beautifully painted a large sized picturepf t'ShelLi Castle," showing the lighthouse, salt works, buildings ana all, and the ruffled waters surrounding it. She, as 1 said oef ore, owns aad lives in the: old family dwelling, which is commodious acd comfortable, the place in which she was born,' and to which she is greatly attached, the first house built in the town of Washington, and today she would not make an "even swap" for your new Post-: office building, with the Yarborougb and your Court-house (brown in for good measure.1 ua'; v ?i,r in ' " But I must bring this to a close. Since my last visit or two some of the older and younger, have crossed the river. I miss their familiar faces. It is sad to contemplate this sad reality. But such is life. "To-day -we live, to-morrow we die." For the flower bloometh, and withereth, and is. cut down : and the bright sunshine of to-, day is succeeded by the dark cloud of tof morrow. , , , . , Viatob, Work on ine Iower Cape Fear. -i rcorrespondence of Thi Obskbysk.! v ..m Witjungton, June 14, 1879. Editor Obsebvkb :-YoU, having manifested of late such a lively interest in exposing -tq public notice the various rivers, water powers "aid waterway! ith the view of advancing the material interest of North Carolina by developing the native productions which lie buried, within , her borders, as it were a sealed boob of. wonders and of wealth; I have . t nought it night interest ydu to know that after ten weary years of patient toil, and an expenditure of near a million of dollt rs by the General Government for improi ing Cape Fear River and Harbor, (or rather restoring them to their primitive condition) engaging the highest order of science and skill to be found in the Engineer department, its efforts being varied from time to time only by hope and fear, the important combination of the preparatory work for improving the Harbor, has at last culminated in a perfect solution of the difficult and doubtful problem of closing New Inlet. , - -,'r .i ,',. It was my good fortune to be present with a portion of my family on tbe occa-4 sion of tbe final closure, and the honor was accorded me by the engineers in charge of the work and spectators, of first crossing over,- which I accomplished' dry-footed about 1 to: this day from Eedersl Point to Zeke's Island, distance about one mile in a little over half an heur, accompanied by one of my grand-sons (Wm. M Parsley.) Returning to the Tug Boat, I could not resist the temptation by our energetic "contractor, G Y. French, Esq , of a glass of pure unadulterated North Carolina whisky provided lor the occasion, distilled in North Carolina by a native born North Carolinian, from North Carolina mountain grown maize. What was thought and said on the occasion can be better imagined than expressed, it was all about the mountains and sea-coast of North Carolina however.-- : - --' It will thus be seen, that I am the first person who has walked the space between Federal Point and Zeke's Island within the past One hundred and eighteen years, which wastry enough for one day. ... ; ... ; ' It must not be supposed that closing the Inlet completes the Harbor Improvements.- far from it, it is only the first sure step of preparation, the assurance of practicability-; pi me general plan of. operations as laid down by the Board of Engineers, this assurance being given, the next step wm be to secure what has been done, and raise and secure the beaches for protection o: the, Harbor against , blowing sands ; and ocean encroachments. . , The work is now in condition to receive active operations for improving navigation, which ud doubt will soon begin provided the Supervisor has funds to do so after providing for the security of the Inlet, &c- i a ne suction areage Woodbury, is now fairly at woTk ou the outer bar.. She was put on in 'April,' ' but did not get well to worK untutne, middle or, May, resulting, howeyerm; an Increase of fifteen , inches in the '.draught" of,' water op to the 1st of june, wnicn is very, encouraging. V . invitir Sufficient number, of dredges npon the nyer is fair fo calculate that the present draught; Over ihe .barof sixteen feet, or, water; tear, be , brougfCttL;pur wharves during1 the next 'fiscal year; And this dranghteven eis 'suscepUbl of ,bIn alone upon the necessafy appropriations lor ine purposes i s i Wespectf ully, ! . -:"4!;",V,, , h. Nun. n i t H i, ' .I. f ...- wax:c fwayai.f fill a 'CHRKFUZ. COtTNTKT TO LTVX tlfj VjI IsiK)rtJottrnar.tI 1 rj tejsx, week.-in Chihuahua, a womln went into a shoemakers shop in, front of his dwelling and was measured for a pair of Shoes.,, The son of .Crispin , said to the Woman VnH dva wrs nnltt tnnt VDoou think so.?" said she. He replied s "Yes; that is the Drettiest foot in Mexico " Tbe woman was to come next day and leave $1, when the shoes were to be . commenced The shoemaker's wife hearing au, saia nothing, i ne next day the shoe maker was out when the woman with the pretty foot called, according to agreement and the' wife' got her into the back 'room and stabbed ber to death., .1Thewife then cut a steak out of the dead woman's lea and packed , the. 'body tinder Uhe bed. The shoemaker, came, home .and, ate his dinner. The wife sked ' him 1 how he liked his meat. He answered that "it was the best be bad ever 'eaten." The wife' thefi told him he had eaten a part of the prettiest leg in Mexico- He asked hep what sbemeant;f She fishowed him the body under.the bed and made a dasb at him .with a knife but htfi escaped and ram toe thee ;Palacioraad:oldr the judge what,JhadLjhappened.., The 4odge summoneda fca&rd of; 'soldiers'" and' went to the bouse.' lie asked tbe wife ir:she had committed the murder, nd when she answered yes and attempted tar Justify the act; he ordered her to be shot on the spot by ' the v soldiers, and his orders "were prompt! obeyed. : i Tbe End of me fire at Dynaoty. 1 THB FBXKCS IMFKBIAL'S CAKIIR. From tbs New York WorldJ When the ex Prince Imperial of France ' set out for South Africa, the wits of the boulevards amused themselves with invent-ing mock tragedies in which figured "Lou-lou" and les Zoulous, little dreaming, let us hope, that Napoleon IV. was indeed to die in a mealie-field in Zululand by the assegai of a savage. Africa is fataLtO the "Bonapartes. - Napoleon I., with whom the line began, died on a rock off the African coast. , Prince Napoleon Eugene Louis Jean Jo-seph Bonaparte Was born at the Tuilleries March 16, 1856. s He .was the only son of the late Emperor of the French, Napoleon ILL, and of the Empress Eugenie de Guz man, . Porto-Carrero " and i Palafax, - fourteenth Countess of Teba, a lady of illustrious Spanish blood on one side and on the other of Scottish descent, who was the younger daughter: of Count Ciprianode Montijo and Miranda, her sister being the Puchess pf , Alva. , The boy in bis childhood was. very delicate and had to be nursed with the greatest care till, be reached the age of eleven. He had an English nurse and a German ; valet, his mother addressed him in Spanish and his father and his governors in rirencn, ;so that the fnnce Imperial grew up a linguist and at seven could read and speak lour languages easily. :He was quiet and studious, and spent much of the time when kept through the doctors' or ders 'indoors in' readmg his granduncle'S campaigns. " When he was two years old he was appointed corporal in the Imperial uuara and at nve.was promoted sergeant. For having: disobeyed the Empress her Mslesty .caused his Stripes to be taken away from him and he was reduced to the tanks for'' a whole year, which disgrace "very deeply affected him for he was very fond of showing off his uniform before the children who were invited to the palace to play with him. His first tutor was a "philosopher" under'" whose teaching the young Prince advanced so rapidly that one day at dessert he electrified the diners at the Tuilleries by remarking to an Austrian Arcnause mat his ideas were those of the old. times that had passed by. 'The people is an ocean ; if you resist it, it wm sweep you away." Uene ral Frossart was his next governor a cleyer strategist on paper ar.d a fair average scholar in whose charge the Prince and his young companion, lxuis Couneau, son oi the faithful surgeon who had assisted Napoleon III. to escape from the Castle of Ham made fair progress While a child he travelled much in Trance, and not a few interesting anecdotes are told Of his life at this period, as of .his presiding at the Sor- bOpne: in 1868, - when' the prizes " were awarded to the students of the 'Parisian schools when General Cavaighac'S widow, ner son s name being called, rose and amd a scene. of great excitement forbade, him to receive his prize, from the Prince. A still more pathetic story has escaped most of the chroniqueurs. With his father the Prince Imperial saw Isabella II. and her son Alfonso driving rapidly into Biaritz, ootn or them in tears, on their way from Spain. "Where is the little boy going to?" asked the Prioce. "To exile," answered the Jmperor. "And what is exile?" the child persisted. "O, that will be explain ed to you when you grow up." answered his father. toe meaning of the word "exile was to be explained long before he grew up to the is -r -w euo oi riUgene. in juiy, ibu, me war with Prussia broke out and, his health having meanwhile greatly improved, he accompanied his father to the front and received bis memorable "baptism of fire at baarornck. "Louis has just received his" baptism of fire," the Emperor tele graphed to his wife. "He showed admi rable coolness and was not at all affected. We were in the front rank, but the bullets and cannon-balls fell at our feet. Louishas kept a bullet which fell quite closetohimi Some cf the soldiers wept at seeing him so calm." But in a few days the whole situation of affairs was changed. Just before the battle of Sedan the Prioce was separated from his father and sent across the liDes into Belgium. ' He escaped irom ine noiei oe ia "Jouranne at Mods at night and tried to wake his way back to his father but was politely stopped ana reconauctea to the hotel, from which two equerries the next day conveyed him to Dover, where he landed September 6, his mother joining him at Hastings three days later. Subsequently witb hi9 illustrious parents the Prince Imperial resided at Chiselhurst. ... . v, . The Prince joined the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich as a gentleman cadet and pursued his studits without in .termission s (save for a brief period at tbe aeain ot his rather in February. 1878V till Tebruary,, 1875. when he passed; his final .exatuDstion, standing seventh in a class of thirty-four, a positfon which would have entitled him, ' had he j desired to ' enter the British , Army, to elect service in the engineers or artillery. 4 He was a general favorite with the cadets, among whom he left the reputation of a quiet, thoughtful youth of fair parts and much application. There is a remarkable bust of him in the west room at Shoeburyness, taken under droll cirenmstances. A pupil at Wool wich, who had a taste for sculpturing, asked the Prince to allow him to take a cast of , his. face. . The request was a joke, but the Pritce entered into It aU - lerieux. - A mold of soft clay was prepared, f and H. L H. . was bidden to kneel down and impress his face into it. He did so ,' naively, but the hoaxer, not pontenV caught him by the nape of the neck and thrust him as deep as be could into the soft mass. 1 Into the, mold thus formed a quantity off liquid plaster was poured; but,i through some accident, tbe dimensions of 'the nose "were enormous hotf , Jeea l than .ten inches. The Prince hughed. good-humbrediy at the fun; but the whole thing was done to some purpose, for the. bust still remains. . ... , , t . I On coming of age Prince Louis Napb-leott iwas formally acknowledged by the imperialists as the bead of the family, and much anxious thought was given to the Question. Whom should he marry ? ' The princess Beatrice, a, Scandinavian princess and lastly the Princess Thyra of Denmark, now Duchess of Cumberland were all mentioned, and for some i time the well informed correspondents busied themselves in settling - the 'question of the marriaM BCfcucujeuhs, uut . noining came off all tbe gossip.,; .When next bis name came before ine world it was on the 26 h ot February last, when the London Standard ed that the ex-Prince Imperial would ii On the morrow for South Africa, intending "JU1U xHnieer.; ine column which was Jikely to,? have tbe , sharpest fighting, his earnest petition for a commission in the British Army having been rejected. He was, nowever, to be Dermitted tn inin the buiu oi ine noy ai Artillery. The text of nis letter to M.Rouheron this occasion waS as follows L.: t't, Mt Dxab M. Rotjhks fT am about tn nil Europe and my absence mav last some montha. ' I have too manv faithful inenas in. jj ranee to think it nossible for me to : keep silence oa the reasons of my departure. Eor eight years I have been the gaesi oi JSiOgiand. . 1 have completed my and on several occasions I have strengthen ed the bonds which connect me ' "wiih the English ArmyT&y sharingjn the great ma r ceavres it has executed. The war whih England .has for more thau a yeaVtoeen carryiDsr on at thd Cape of Good Hnn ,as just assumed a character of gravity which i uou.uub.uu now possessed. I desire to fj)llorwtheperations,rnd I embank in two days. In France, where L thank On.! 4 'party spirit has not destroyed the military : . ;ti . . . . fun, u wjlu ye eii u&i i oia not wisa to remain a stranger to the fatigues and h gers of those anions- hnm r . "u Ro many comrades The time I shall KL 80 to witnessincr this nnnflw ..""ote against barbarism will not- be lost ffUoa Afar as near, my thoughts will constat be directed towards France. I lnT with interest and without dian.,;.'. at9a gradual ; phases she will pass throuts r La5e!taa.God P her. I - ,'uc uiycju cause wm remain nnuTl and confident, and wlU,ooBtffiB,5S owuuujme epeciacie oi a party whTAi. faithful to its doctrines, remains ever mated by sentiments of the most 7J?T patriotism. Accept, my dearM. KonS? the assurance of my sincere friendshin ' "Camden Place, CiselhurstFeE 25, 1879." - - ' reDruMy On the 27th he sailed on the ut non o. " r.e reamer havbag requested him to visit St He hnl and beneath his great relative's willow t meditate and "ask inspiration and coUnS of that . mighty shade," and QueenT tona, when be took his kaTe at WinrW Castle. Disced unon his finppr a .r she had removed from her own as shetofj me youBg soiaier io wear it as a mark or her personal regard for him and kindlv feeling toward his late father aDd the Em press. "It is in every respect significant wrote a correspondent of the Lonan Daily News, that the French Prince X perial. who had his 'baptism of fire' at Saarbruck, has gone to Zululand to swt confirmation m blood. r The phrase-wS a prophetic one. M ; Tbe end was nearer than any one dream edand the "outing" m Zululand something more serious than a frolio - . political move on the table. The last mails from tbe Cape announced his arrival and bow he cared'kindly for the baby of anas-senger on tbe Danube, who, he she came to land, was bo alarmed at the rajric? of the surf that she left the little thins behind her on the steamer. The last mai't from Europe announced by cable from Africa that he had been so dangerously in that fot-two days his me was despaired of-He lost not only the good healih he too with him, which' he1 had since recovered Ao uwioto uurj via me voyage, the otheri shortly after landine. Hia mother was having mas said daily for his safety in the chapel at Chiselhurst Then came the end. ; What would the first Xa-poleon have thought had any one predicted in the heyday of his glory that he should die a prisoner on a tropical rock, the second of his race perish in an Austrian palace, the third end his days in England, a fugitive from the republican soil of France, and the fourth, .the last of the line and the only one -killed by a foe, be slam in a cornfield in Africa, thrust through by a negro with a bit of iron hoop on a pole, leaving the grandson of the re. pudiated Betsey Patterson the really legitimate head of the imperial family of Bonaparte! From the New York HeraM. At the age of six months the Prince was admitted with becoming ceremony into the ranka of the First regiment of Grenadiers of the Guard, who, as the recognized victors of the Alma, Itkerrnan and the Malakcff, were the objects of adoration. As he grew in years the little Louis, to the unfeigned delight of the people, made public appearances in his greuadier's uniform; and when, as ! sometimes happened, the Emperor, splendiJly mounted, as he always was, placed the boy Lefore him a caUfourchon, and the troops, in endless defile, saluted father and son, the enthusiasm of the populace knew no bounds. Of the PriDCe's playmates at this happy period of his young life, when every day seemed brighter aud more gay than the preceding oBe, the most esteemed were little Conneau, eon of the amiable medical gentleman of that name, who has been an inmate of Camden House ever sine j the imperial family went to Coisuhurst; a n of General Fleury, then premier emyer; and a son of General lispinasse. Like the Trince, the two first Darned were grena-diers ; young Espinas3e hffecied the uniform of the Z uaves, in which once famous regiment his father bad held the rank of commandant. The Prince loved to entertain these child-soldiers, and to give them dinners, at which symposia he aud Jhej drank "To the French Army;' while, at other times, fiiese and other enjantsde guerre passed before the heir to the tnrone in review order. A little story narrated by M. Dupout, apropos of the boy soldier at ibis period, ia worth reproducing. About the time of his promotion by the Emperor to the grade of corporal, some of the Paris newspapers, hard up for pabulum wherewith ' to feed the gobemouches, whose mouths -f are perpetually yawning for scandal, stated that the. Emperor, in a fit of anger at some act of insubordination committed by his son, had degraded him by ordering him to give up the insignia of his modest rank. The day after the publication of this calumny tAe Prince met an officer in the forest of Fontainbleau and thus addressed him: "You read the DaDera. sir ? Thv nretend that I have been wanting in respect to my father and mother and that the Emperor has degraded me. That is very wrong, and all the more wicked because it is not true, I love my parents above all. Whatever they have . ordered me to do I have never dis-bbeyed them. I try to do all that is agreeable to them; and I assure you that I am greatly grieved that the papers have spoken so unjustly of one who has never done harm to anvbodv. You will i tp.lf vnnr comrade?, will you not, that the account in the newspapers is the erea' est false- hood ?' PrjTTKB Down on Slatmr.--1Tr wm a Chinaman slightly over the bay, and he aasnea into a Jiiake street saloon, rushed t,r lr tlia Ko. n r4 ..1 : . 1 1 MP uvt u uM, ouu U1CU CAULcUiy : ; "Whiskee cockee tsuW frr me. nllee samee Mehcan man.' The barkeeDtr arranged th mixture. banded it but, and the Chinaman, pouring it down, started for the door, shouting: ! "Puttee down on slatee, allee samee Melican man." . . And Ions before the barkppnpr mnld pet hold Of a club, the f1patil waa ftfn no more. Denver Tribune. ; Lively SiocK Operations The current of recent events has given great, impetus to business in Wall street, and many successful turns are reported where immense profits are made in short periods. The most successful way that we have heard of yet for operating in stock9 is by the Combination Method of Messrs. Lawrence & Co., Bankers, New York. By this i system thousands of orders in various sums are pooled into one vast capital and operated under the most experienced and skillful management, thus securing to each shareholder superior advantages and profits, not possible in any other way. Profits are paid at end of 30 days. A gentleman in Boston made $747.30 on an investment of $100. 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