The Observer from Raleigh, North Carolina on June 22, 1879 · 2
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SUNDAY JUNK it 1870 TUB DEAD BONAPIITH'S successor Elsewhere is printed an Interesting sketch of the brief life of the brave boy who was killed by negroes the other day In South Africa As the New York Evening rod remarks by a "strange fatality the representative of the Bonaparte dynasty has met his fate In South Africa Napoleon the Fourth has died in the same hemisphere and not far from the same gloomy island where perished Napoleon the First The one expired a prisoner in the hands of England the other fell a soldier in her service Fifty-eight years ago and to-day the same thing has been said respecting the bouse of the Bomapautes 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 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 8yn pathy 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 imperii! lineage of the man of Auaterlitz and of Jena ' "There is something atrango in this for dynasties do not die so easily The loDg train of personages that stretched from Charles "the Martyr" to Cardinal Yokk and Mart 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 io absolute extinction not of a line alone but of all its col lateral branches does history furnish examples of the termination of a dynasty or the resignation of hope by its followers The latter exclaim always "The King U dead long live the King" Somewhere or somehow they find bim aod although they may drape bim in Imaginary purple and put in bis hands a hypothetical sceptre he is to them their true 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 continuity and in the present case this fealty to a name at whose spell all 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 the Fqurtb 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 it readily found i'rince Cupoleon the second son of Jerome Bonaparte by his second wife the Princess Frkdehika of Wurtemberg is the senior living representative of his family He is now fifty-seven years of age lie 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 After the revolution of 1818 he was the leader of the "Mountain" a fact forever held up against him by the I)e Mounts the PimiosYs and the Rouhiks who wrought and waxed fat on the subsequent "coup d'etat" Prince Napoleon does not like to fight It 1 tiue that be commanded an infantry reserve at Alma and Inkcrmann But he threw up bis command In great baste saying hewaa ill and for this the nickname of "Piott plon" was bestowed upon bim by bit admiring countrymen But if he did not attack the Russians he at tacked the Orleans family wltb great spirit In the French Senate in 1801 A Acres debate ensued and the Duke o'ArjMAii sent Prince Napoleon 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 bis conduct In tbe cases dct-crlbcd but there can be no doubt that be Is tbe kind of man U whom Napoleon the First would have written insulting let Urs and to whom he woul-J have assigned humiliating offices: He is scarcely a man In other words to stir up tbe military enthusiasm of tbe French people "Prince Napoieos bat born cordially' detested by the party of the Empire The late Emperor always thought him halfhearted although he was reconciled to him after mora than one season of alienation A memorable instance of thli followed the delivery by tbe Prince of a speech on the unveiling of a statue of Napoleon Die First In Corsica in 1803 These thing are of course remembered But It may tie possible if out to forget to put tbnn aside Stranger things hive happened even to the history of this strange dyna ty Time was when thi first Napoleon was at wild ft republican at the bout or tbe worst of them Each of hit steps toward tbe throno was Insidious and plausible It always appeared that be like Ruiiaho the Third bad greatness thrust upon him It was as Haitt any ihe repeated attempts made against the lire of tbe First Consul wblrb Eire handle "for following up the design which had been for tome time agitated of raising bltn to the lmperiil throne and making the dlgtillf hereditary In the family Not that Indeed this would tccure him from personal danger though It la true that 'there's a divinity doth beth-o ftkmgi Imt it lessened the temptation to the enterprise and allayed t psrt of the public disquietude by providing a tuextessor" The Prmncratlr stalnt on the rarutobeon of "Ploo-plon" may then bo effaced "The lolrrrsit of Franca" may obliterate at often attain m Iwfore what It U convenient to have fotgoU ten Even the dmlike 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 Bonaparte might hope to be President of the French republic in 1880 no less than in 1848 Admitting tbe difference of tbe situations inchding the sharpest of the lessons of experience tbe more democratic a Bonaparte candidate tbe better the chance of hia election Again when glory is not even mentioned by a French chief magistra e io his inaugural address military success or popularity is plainly of less consequence than usual and herein further hopes are suggested for the future of Prince Napoleon If however after all said and done he is to be pu' aside tbe imperialists have a manifest alternative In his son and the grandson of Viotoh Emmanuel in the young Viotob Napo leon now seventeen years of age there remains a Napoleon the Fifth quite as available as Henry the Fifth for th Bourbons and who in default of hit father could be worked Into an effective substitute w : 'Tt is unlikdlythat tbe melancholy death of jtbe sod of Napoleon the Third will in an way disturb the tranquillity of the French Republic Tbe republic has been cemented and solidified by a combinatlor of auspicious circumstances For free in stilulions in France there may be even U predicted a long career of peace and use fulness But be this as i: may tbe world can scarcely hope to be permitted to forget the dynasty of the Napoleons There is no more chance of this because an amiable youth haa died in the hands of the Zulut than there was when a chained cnnqueroi died in the hands of Sib Hudson Lowe al St Helena" the sun memo as bishop Dr Samdel 8 Harris the Bishop-cleC of Michigan is a native of Alabama and was born in 1311 After graduating he 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 gavt up a professional income of ten thousand a year to become a clergyman and was or-daioed deacon by Bishop Wilmkk in 1869 After a brief rectorship at Columbus G be was called to Trinity Church 'New Orleans in 1371 and in 1873 became Rector of St JiMSri's Church Chicago tbe in-come of which be is said to have increased from $0000 to $18000 ne has once before been elected to the episcopate but de clined and has several time taken a lead ing part in the General Convention of the Episcopal Church He was lately associ aled with tbe Hov Dr John Fulton of Milwaukee in tbe editorial management of the Living CJiurch and it an able writer lie is rather above the medium height and is an agreeable speaker is not confined to his notes and is well known man of Independent judgment and common sense It is generally conceded that no better man could have been found to take the place of tho recently-deposed diocesan of Michigan He ranks at t High Churchman though not a ritualist and bat tbe antecedents to make an excellent bishop It is but 1 10 years ago since Napoleon Bonaparte was born not more than 80 years ago since he was recognlz d as one of (be most prominent figures on tbe historic stage of Europe Bjiweco tbe fall of the Directory ami Sedan Is an interval of 70 years during the half of which the Napoleonic Idea was the most po'e' t im pulse in shaping the destinios of half the civillasd world ! The Concord Hun wishct to know if The OiitEKVgR docs not know that "man ipulatort during the recent session of the Legislature" made up tbe next State ticket And Tim Oiismvkk hat pleasure in gratifying its cootempornry't curiosity by answering that it never before beard of such an occurrence and dost not believe In It since hearing of It Conorehs has finished up Its work the President bat s'gned one appropriation hill Intends to sign another and to veto the third Congress is then expected to adjourn and the President it expected at once to call another extra wtion It Is thought that It may tako ail summer to fight It out on that Hue And now l'ennst lvania It putilngoti plan talloo airs Senator IXinkmna was impudent to Senator Don Cameron on Frl tny and thinking It goo-1 policy to apolo gize to the railroad king walked up and liegan one Cameron turned hit back upon him Tut ('oNKUjiu-LAXAR row hat died out the two men still live Mor's the pity V don't know man moro fitted to leave hit country for hit country's g l Died Mr CrwKtiNO Possibly Mr Lamar's atactic would not nn an unmixed evil Monet was tiniloiiti'cdly a Itork specula tor for he begin hit orecr tmung the mm-rushes For uocrsfiilly making Its mark Io th world says the lintjilue) small pox Can p i It li against any known disease The foundation for the rnennett nun laid when a mull boy turns thn worm hole lu an apple for hit companion to title iron' "t hud no lime to stuff tb chicken ' aMogvttl a landlady to her boa-dun- "Never mind madam It't tough enough at It Is" replied out of them Curato-1 wish H he ntcnttiretl for suit of doll Tail or— Certainly sir May I ak vnur views at wo cut our coat so cording to doctrine Emily— Although ymi promised tolsk me v the rarr 1 find that you have bran without ton Charles— Well my dear 1 ntly went to ace whether -ou Wuuld like it tome other year "Mamma" remarked an totrrwtlnt Infant of four "wh"in do you fto when yi ilk?" Mine can'l l quite certain iltr ling How run r)rnrn tcli? tbe ha ntver died yrt "Vts Jjut UcvuTl jrou studied goograpbyr NEW YOKK COKUKSPOMDENCE Correspondence of The Observes J New York June 19 Editor Observer Mrs Letitia H Walker of Leaksville tbe eldest daughter of the late Gov Morehead is tho Vice Regent for North Carolina of the "Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union" She is here after having spent the most of list week at the annual meeting of the Board at Mount Vernon I am glad to learn from her that tbe Association is in a prosperous condition and that it is cared for with unflagging seal by these patriotic ladies many of whom — most of whom probably— bave given their time aod 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 aoout a hundred visitors every tiny a steamer being kept runniug from Washington City daily Tbe fare for going and returning is one dollar of which the As sociation receives one-third and the owner of the boat two-thirds The Endowment Fund a year ago (the Report for this year not vet published) amounted to auuo The ladies allow no debt To each lady is assigned a room in the mansion to furnish and decorate as much as possible in tbe style prevailing in Washington's day and Mrs Walker would be glad to set bv gilt or purchase such articles as would be suitable for tbe JNorth Carolina room She has already secured a band some painting of tbe coat of arms of North Uarolina Some ol tbe ladies bave spent nearly a thousand dollars on their rooms in restoring them to their original state A great many ancient and interesting relics bave been collected which are object o! curiosity to the visitors Among them may be mentioned Washington a surveying iustruments bis flute spy glass &c The spot i well worth a visit liefore tbis letter can reacb you you will of course bave seen tbe most extraordinary statement by ex Lieutenant Oovernor Woodford of the preparations which Grant had made In 1877 to arrest Mr Tilden on a charge of high treason in case he should bave attempted to be sworn in as rresi dent It would be an awful matter to reflect on if we could suppose that people her would bave fought tn sucn a case But of that I have doubt In this part of tho world "discretion is the better part of valor" and the people would probabiy bave done as lilden did There it something very tweet in tbe thou and thee and tlune of our Quaker friends especially when written or spoken by a cousin whom you bave never teen or indeed beard of but wbo writes (rom her far off borne In Ohio to claim kin Such was my experience years ago and though I bave never seen ber the remembrance of the pleasant letter it very fresh As a paper which I opened just now says the words which were common enough in old times are "hardly ever used now except 1n poetry and in prayer aad except by Quakers and doubtless tbey will grad ually give them up as tbey are giving up their drab clothes and broad brimmed bats It will not be long before they will be like other folks— like them in words at in dress Tbey were wont to be regarded as more honest as well as plainer than other men In the same article which suggested tbe above a good many "diminutives" are mentioned for instance the Elizabethan oalb "by our La kin" as used In Bhak speare which is short for "by our Lady-kin" meaning the Virgin Mary "Pock-el" is a diminutive— Pocket is a little Poke a poke is a bag Hence tbe proverb "Never buy a pig in a poke" Then there is Minnikin my little one or little Minnie perhaps Minnie being tbe old German for love One kind of diminutive still abund ant in English and far more to in tbe Scot- nsh dialect is the ending— t as in Auntie and the Scottish Minnie for mother Bimy ana Auntutst Doth pet names tender di minu ivcs Many years ago I was in tbe then small and dilapidated village of Kinston in Le noir county To-day I was surprised to receive a t-ataloeue of tbe "Kinston Col legiate Institute" with its 128 scholars and a statement that tbe population of the town is nearly zoua In addition to tbn obool conducted by Dr and Mrs Richard II Lewis and two AasUlanta I learn that th: re it another In town with perhaps 00 or 7U scholars bv Sir J b Uidyette This It progress which it is pkasntit to mark JJ Waifs i — Hard words are like hail stones In turn mer beating down and destroying what tbey would nourish if they were melted imo nrops Sayta tentcntlout writer "Tbey are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts" Wonder if he is tbe party mai went on accompanied with our Shak- tpeare Why It It that the boy of ordinary mind would prefer to go in bis every-day clothes ana tit on a muddy bank nthlng all Hun day rather than to sit on a nice dry seat in the Sablmtb school for an hour dressed up in bit best bib and tucker? Girls tin that way In Stanstead Canada a man told ten cent packages "Warranted sure death to potato bugs no risk of poisoning animals at with Paris green" The packages were not to DC opened until time to use them One vlc'im having three opened one and found two square block of wood on one i'i wnicn was written i "Place the bu n thn block and prest firmly with tbe other"— This mutt bave been in Connecticut In Instead of Canada "When was Home built?" toked a school teacher of the flnrt class In ancient history "In tbe night" answered a bright little girl "In the bight I" exclaimed tbe astonished teacher "How do you make that out?" "Why I thought everybody knew Rome wasn't built In a day!" replied the child A good itorv It told In Edinburgh alxnit that genial Grecian Profesnor Blackto One day shortly before ihe close of tho late at: anion the professor being through nine caue prevented from lecturing there was pouted on the Greek cla room door a Dolioo to this effort! "Professor Blackle regrett he It unable to day to meet hit Claawt" A wagglnlj student spying this r raped out tbe Initial letter of tbe last word of th tentence and made It appar aa If the professor wat regretful a' bit Inability to nit thou fair sprclmnnt of humidity familiarly known outsido the C ill gi quadrangle a the "lassos '" But who can J ke with Illaeklcf The kwn-eyed old man notlnrg tho prank that had bi-en played on him quietly erased an-O'her letter and left the following to be r-ad hy whom It might concern i "I We fir liiarkle regrets he It Unable to-day to meet bit aatutl" On ft toiutmtone In a burial gronnd at Connwtlout Farms N J Iber appear thn following Inscripilnn i HfAOnr p w iH-vr wm lour llrao On hail hliaiiapiir or h"itir rhfino for wlnl I a-ii Inn rtmiiniarlr inmirst Aal what I wm Is noariair t youra" PitkiioctTT— They are o prccoclniit tn Ui neighborhood of Wnrrestrr MaM I "My lillle trvrn year Old girl" write frit-net "was In the silting room alone with her uncle and dreamily looking from thfi window Without turning !u bind ttm Mid 'Cwie Horace eight and trven make Bfiern don't they?' Ho replied Unit the wns right "Thrn' mid the In bait n'llil' quy It 1 only right years be lore t l nil hsvrt a brail i d oh I I drra1 b"— KrtitKr'i Jfrmcrr in lhtrptft Mitg UtiiMJar Juns Keitiluikcencev cf Old Placet) and People Tilt OLD TOWN OP BATH — THE IrlDCOPil CHURCH —Till BE1 -THE H1K4TBTHCH-L'ANIKI BOONS — OKN JOHM OKAY BLOU4T — A WAUOK TKAIN OF EAKIY DAYS— 1SDUN CAPTAIN — INCIUKNT8 — SHELL CASTLE KTC Correspondence of The Osskbvib Raleigh JuDe 21 1879 Editor of Observer:— Through the courtesy and kindness of that exceedingly accommodating gentleman Col M y of Washington N C I was a short timn since indebted for a pleasant ride to the old town of Batb It is situated on Bath Creek in full view of Pamlico river aNjut twenty miles from Washington in Beau fort county JN C 1 had several timss passed within four or five miles of the town on steamers plying up and down the river and was under the impression that it contained only two or three bouses and I was no little surprised to find upwards of seventy-five and about one hundred and fifty Inhabitants The town is beautifully situated being located on quite an emi nence above the creek which mattes around both sides of tbe town and from the front is afforded a fine view of tbe beautuui Pamlico giving a water view of five or six miles across and several miles down the river The pirate Teach is said to have much freaueuted the waters of Bath Creek The Colonel and myself were strangers and it was past dinner time yet we were bountifully cared for by that most estimable christian lady Mrs Tankberd who is devoted to the church and our most worthy the right reverend bishop of tbe dioceses Alter enjoying a nasuiy pr-pired yet inviting and acceptable meal and having but a short time to remain I strolled tbrougk the old town and made my way to tbe Episcopal church at mo-mas's the oldest I believe in the State having been built in 1734 It is a sub stantial brick building tbe floor of which is also laid with large square well mode bricks It resembles the description ot an old English church I noticed on tbe outside front imbedded in the wall a marble tablet bearing the following in scription: "William Walling in memory of John Lawson Joel Martin and Simon Aldc-rson 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 "sleeps bis last sleep" beneath its brick floor for "there be was buried the un pardon able belfry sits unadorned on tbe back and lower part of the building is neither tasty nor unique and if confined to tbe ground would serve a most admirable purpose for encasing a discontented old turkey ben to keep ber from straying on with her roving little chicks— yet never theless It contains the bell that was pro sented to the church by Queen Anne of old England I will leave tbe ancient Batb the oldest town in the State and confine myself to some interesting facia I gathered in and about the town of Washington When Daniel Boone made his second visit to Kentucky Gen John Gray Blount of Beaufort county was at tbe Bamc time travelling in Kentucky looking alter some landed interest An emigrant train being about to start out quite a Lumber joined it and among tbe number Daniel Uoone and John Gray Blount With tbe train was also a family one of whom was a young lady Great daoger surrounded them from Indians and wolves and a con tinual watch was kept for their protection This vouns lady wandered off a short dis tance and losing ber way was captured by tbe Indians and hurried away Being soon missed a company immediately started in pursuit The ground was bard and unbroken save by the track of the roaming miffilo She could make no im presnion herself on the ground but when she would come to the buffalo track the ground being broken she would step in it and leave tbe print of ber shoe In this way she was traced snd i ecovenjd There was a young man In the train to whom she was engaged and on reaching tbo camp they concluded to celebrate tbe joyful res cue by their immediate marriage Daniel Boone performed the ceremony by the Epis copal service and Gen John Uray mount acted as person's clerk His daughter and only living child Miss fatsey isaki Blount bos now in ber possession and which she preserves as a relic of tbe olden time the white cotton blouse the knee breecbet and buckles and Brussela lace which be wore as culls on his shirt sleeves on tbe occasion of that mairiage She has alto tbe revolutionary uniform and bat which belonged to and was worn by Col Patton wbo was an uiicle of the late Mrs Eli Uoyt wbo was a faithful female ser vant of God in whom was linked the present and past generation of ber people General John Gray Blount gave to tbe poor of the county a farm and fishery on Blount's Crwk Ihe county afterwards told tbit farm and fishery and with the proceeds of tbe sale purchased the present poor bouse and grounds of Beaufort county General John Gray Blount was firobably the largest landowner who ever Ived In Ihe Slate anr -vas prominent and useful man He w memtier of the House of Commons from 1782 to 1780 and a Slate Senator In 1706 He died I think in 1833 at quite an advanced age Ho wat a brother of Thomas Blount of Edgecombe lor many years a represents live In Congres and of Governor Willie Blount of Tennessee and of Lnlted Stale Senior William Blount of Ten n- tsee 1 le left sevi ral children— Thomas Harvey John Gray and William Augustus mount Lucy uima wdo married tbe laie Bryan Grime Esq of Pitt county folly Ann wno married Mr Hodman ffatherof Judge Rodman) of Washington aou i aiscy uuaer mount wno never mar ried and who nor occupies tbe old family dwelling and lithe oldest living inhabitant of the town of Washington She It ap proaching the "threshold of fourscore but it active and of healthful mind and body not looking to be sixty and it a fit representative ot the social hospitality of tho earlier and better day of tbe good o'd town William A and John Urv Blount married daughter of the late Mr Sherwood Haywood of Raleigh and the widow Of John Gray I Mr Sally Hogg relict of the late Gavlo Hogg a prominent lawyer of earlier connection with the Raleigh bar Gen VV m A Blount Ihe only ooe of tht tons who reached an advanced age died a few years since In Raleigh at the home of bit daughter Mrs Brunch An Imperfect t'lary kept by Gen John Gray Hlount contains tome Interesting information He states that when he wat a verv young man an old man on Ocracoka told him that tbe first vessel ever piloted over Ocmorke bar wis brought In by woman named Paltry Caraway and at that time the channel ran to near t bo land t bat you Could "chunk biscuit" on tbe deck of a vcasel At one place nrar by It Is very deep and Is to this day called "Tench's Hole " It it where the pirate Teach anchored and where he wat subdued tnd taken and tho people on Ihe thorn wit -neawil tbe whole fight and capture Teach trailed a great deal up the Tar and Neuae livers and much of hit treasure I tup-posed to be burled tlorg the banks of these riven He held the people along thetn rlvrrt In great fear tnd trepidation A lady In Washington has a piece of giant war given by Teach to ooe of ber ancet -tort and heart upon It tbe n iuie of one of the Palter family The channel afterwards changed oon-tlderably and made nearer In to the Island of Portsmouth Some time after the war of lHl'J (ten John Gray Blount having Increased his shipping to such tn e nietit as to need tome piano lor tiorage for voasela and blp drawing loo much water to run urth river he entered well wooded I Island is Pr-mllo bound and he and ft Mr Wallace called Governor Wallace became partners and ttay 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 py me vesssla coming in for freight and tne produce of the country Vessels could ay at the wharf and discharge and at one end of the rock was stationed a lighthouse This place was called "Shell Ca9tle" and the remnant of the rock is so called to this day A short alk carried vou to this island upon which was built a large two story hotel— a two story dwelling in which his and Gov Wallace's family lived a Custom House store watehouse and several large houses in which the pilots and their families lived Shell Castle was a duligbt-ful place to spend the summer : tbe sea breeze the bathing sailing and fishing being represented as very fine Shell Cas tie was very valuable Ac English com pany offered as a price for purchase to cover with Spanish dollars the whole place from tbe lighthouse on one end to the Saltworks on tbe other and it was re fused Now there it none of it left tbe buildings are all gone and no resemblance of its former appearance remains snd even tbe rock is much diminished bv tbe con tinuous washings of the wateaa Miss Patsey B Blount its lost owner sold tbe wbole place a few years since for an in considerable sum one merely approxima ting tbe value of the shells But she has a large and handsome old pitcher capable of holding two or three gallons of water npon which is beautifully painted a large sized picture of "Shell Castle" showing tbe lighthouse salt works buildings and all and tbe ruffled waters surrounding It She as I said before owns and lives In the old family dwelling which is commodious ai d comfortable the piace In which she was born and to which she U greatly at tacbed tbe first bouse built in the town of Washington and to day she would not make an "even swap for vour new rost office building with the Yarborough and your Court-house thrown in (or good measure But I must bring this to a close Since my last visit or two some of tbe older and younger bave crossed the river 1 miss their familiar faces It is sad to contemplate tbis sad reality But such is life "To day we live to-morrow we die" For the flower bloometh and witherelb and is cut down : and the bright sunshine of today it succeeded by the dark cloud of tomorrow Viator Work on Abe Lower Cape tear (Correspondence of Ths Observer 1 WuminotoN June 14 1879 Editor Orserver :— You having mani fested of late such a lively interest in exposing to public notice the various rivers water powers and waterways with the view of advaucing tbo material interest of North Carolina by developing the native productions which lie buried within ber borders as it were a staled book of wonders and of wealth I have thought it nighi interest you to know that after ten weary years of patient toil and au expenditure of near a million of dollars by tbe General Government for improving 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 iu efforts being varied from time to time only by hope and fear the important combination of tbe preparatory work for improving the Harbor has at last culminated in a perfect solution of ihe difficult and doubtful problem of closing New Inlet It was my good fortune to be present wltb a portion of my family nn tbe occa sion of the final closure and the honor was accorded me by the engineers in charge of tbe work and spectators of first crossing over which 1 accomplished dry-fooled about 18 in this day from Federd Point to Z'ke's Island distance about one mile in a little over half an hour accompanied bv one of my grand-sons (A' m M Parsley) Returning to Ihe Tug Boat 1 co'ild not resist the temptation by our energetic contractor G Y French Esq of a plaas 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 wat all about the mountains aud tea-coast of North Carolina however It will thua be seen that I am tbe first person who hat walked the toace between Federal Point and Zjke's Island within tbe past one hundred and eighteen years which was glory enough for one day It must not be supposed tha' closing the inlet completes tbe Harbor Improvements: far from it It It only tbe first sure step of preparation tbe assurance of practicability oi tne general plan of operations as laid down by tbe Board of Engineers this as surance being given tbe next step will be to tccure what bat been done and raise and secure the beaches for protection of tbe U arbor against blowing sands and ocean encroachments The work it now in condition to receive active operations for improving navigation which uo doubt will soon begin provided the Supervisor bat fundi to do to after providing for tbe security of tbe Inlet ic The suction d-rdge "Woodbury" It now fairly at work on tbe outer bar She wat put on in April but did not get well to work until i no middle oi May resulting however tn an Increase of fifteen Inches In the draught of water up to tbo 1st of june wnicn it very encouraging With ft tuffldent DUmlier of dredget upon tbe river It It fair to calculate that the present draught over tho bar of sixteen feet of water may be brought to our wnarvra uunrg tne next nscai year and this draught even it susceptible of being increased almost indefinitely (Jinendcul alone upon tbe necessary appropriation! for tne purpoto - - iicspoetfully H JtVrr !'! — m ' K I ' ! ' fflri cAB Ways i A CHBKRU1 CiU'NTUT TO LIVE It ' (Wsmport Journal) Latt week In Chihuahua ft woman went Into a ahocmukcr's tbop In front of hit dwelling and was measured for a pair of shoe Tbo ton ot Crispin said to the woman "You have a very pretty foot" "Do you think so f" said she He repllod : "Yes that it the prettiest foot In Mexico" The woman was to oomo next day and leave tl wheu the shoe were to be com oicnool Tho shoemaker's wife bearing ill (aid nothing Tbe next day the shoemaker wat out wben the woman with the pretty foot called according to agreemont and the wife got her Into the back room and nabbed her to death The wile then cut ft aleak out of the dead woman's leg and packntl the body tinder the bed Tho shoemaker rame borne ami ate hit dinner Tbe wife asked him how be liked hit meat He antwered (hat "it wat tha beat he had rver tateo" The wife then told him be had eaten t pari ot "the prettiest leg In Men loo" He asked her what the meant She nbowed him the btaly under Ihe bd and made I dash at him wlih a knife but he mmped mid ran to tha Paltclo aod told the Judre what had happened Tbo Judge sitcv moned ft guard of Soldiers and wt-nl to the house He asked tbe wire If she had oomiiilited the minder and when she in-twereti ye and attrmptrd to Justify the act be ordered her to he shot on the spot by tbe soldiers and hi orders were promptly obeyed I The lud of tne (real Oynakiy the pbimce impkhiai's cakier (From tns New York World J When the ex Prince Imperial of France set out for South Africa tbe wits of the boulevards amused themselves with inventing mock tragedies in w bicb figured "Lou-lou" and les Zoulous little dreaming lot us hope that Napoleon IV was indeed to die in a mealie-field In Zululand by tbe assegai of a savage Atnca is fatal to tbe Booapanes INapoleon 1 wun whom tne line began died on a rock off the African coasr Priuce Napoleon Eugene Louis Jean Jo seph Bonaparte was born at the Tuilleries March 10 1806 He was the only son of the late Emeror of the French JNapoleon III and of the Empress Eugenie de Guz man Porto-Carrero and Palafax four teenth Countess of Icba a lady ot illus trious Spanish blood on one side and on tbe other o( Scottish descent wbo was tbe younger daughter of Count Cipriano de Montijo and Miranda her sister being tbe Duchess of Alva Tbe boy in his childhood was very delicate and had to be nursed with the greatest care till be reached tbe age of eleven He had an English nurse and a German valet his mother addressed him in Spanish and his father and his governors io French so that tbe prince imperial grew up a linguist aod at seven could read and speak tour languages easily lie quiet and studious aod tpent much of tbe time wben kept through the doctors or dcrs indoors in reading bis granduucle's campaigns When be was two years old he was appointed corporal in tbe Imperial Guard and at nve was promoted sergeant For having disobeyed the Empress her Majesty caused bis stripes to be taken away from bim and be was reduced to ibe ranks for a whole year which disgrace very deeply affected him for be was very fond of showing off bis uniform before the children who were invited to tho palace to play with bim liis first tutor was 'philosopher" under whose teaching tbe young Prince advanced so rapidly thai one day at dessert be electrified the diners al tbe Tuilleries by remarking to an Austrian Archduke that his ideas were those of tbe old times that bad passed by "The people is an ocean if you resist it it will sweep you away uene-ral Frossartwas his next governor— a clever strategist on paper acd a fair average scholar— io whoso charge the Prince and his young companion Louis Conneau too of the faithful surgeon wbo had assisted Napoleon HI to escape from the Castle of Ham made fair progress While a child be travelled much iu France and not a few interesting anecdotes are told of bis life at this period as of his presiding at the Sor-bonne in 1808 when the prizes were awarded to ihe students of the Parisian schools when General Cavaignac't widow ber son's name being called rose and a Bid ft scene of great excitement forba'lu bim to receive bisprza from the Prince A still more pathetic story has cscatied most of the chroniqucurs With bis father the Prince Imperial saw Isabella 11 and ber son Alfonso driving rapidly Into Biaritz both of them in tears on their way from Spain "Where is Ihe litile bov going to?" Ofked thu Priuce "To exile" answered the Emperor "And what is exile?" the child persisted "O that will be explained Io you whet you grow up" answered bis father 1 he meaning of the word "exile was to be expluined long before be grew up to the son of lviitue in July IS" ihe war with Prussia broke out and his health having meanwbilu greatly improved be accompanied his father to the front and received his memi ruble "baptism of fire' at Stutrbrnck "Louis bas just received Mo hanllm f A " V V "io uajiioiu ui uiC IMC AIIIIit leiU-gmphcd to his wife "He showed adml ruble coolmssand wat not at all affected We were In ihe front rank but the bullets and cannon-balls tell al our feet Louis has kept a bullet which fell quite ciose io mm pome it me soldiers went al seeing bim to calm" But in a lew das tbe whole situation of affulrs was chanted Just before the bailie of fedan Ihe Priuce was separated from bit father and sent aoroat the lines into Belgium He escaped i rom uie unci ue in couranne al Jlois a' night and tried to make hit way bark to bit father but was politely Hopped nnu reconducted io me hotel trtmi which two equerries tho next day conveved bim to Dover where he laiukd Sep ember 0 hit mother Joiung bim at Huntings Ibrt t nays later butm n ienllv wiiu his Una trhma parents Ihe Prince Imperial resided at iiiisciiiutat The Prim Joined Ihe Royal Military Academy at Woolwich as a gc-tleman caoei a:o pursued bit tiuditt without iu lermiaaion (save for a biiel period ai I tic death of bis father in Kebrniry 1S78) nil February 1875 wben be prtsmil bis lim1 examluation mamling evcuib in a claas of thirty-four aposiiioti which would have entitled bim bad be desired to enter tbe urtiisn Army to elect service In ibe cn gincert or artillery He wat a general tavorue wiiu tne cadet among whom ru led the reputation of a quiet thoughtful youih of fair part and much application There It a remarkable butt oi him in the west room at Sbocburvncsa taken under tirou circnmstancc A pupil al Wool wlcb wbo boil taste for sculpturing tsked the Prince to allow him Io lake a coat of bit fare Tho muiicst wat a joke but the Prlrce entered Into It u mruiuc a mom oi ton clay wat prepared aod 11 I II was hidden to Kneel down and imprest hit (are Into It no uiu to naivety out the hoaxer not Content CAUgbl him by tho nape uf Ihe not k and Ihrust bim at dovn as lie could Into the toft ma InH the mold thua lortmxi ft quantity of liquid plaster was poured but through some accident the dimensions of the bote were eoormout— Dot less than ten Inches The Priuce lauguctl good-humoredly at tho fun but the whole thing was ti me to tome purpose for Ibe bust ml! remains On Coming of hhk 1'rinen TjiiiIb Nm Icon wat formally y-knowlclgrd by the Imperialist as the bead of the lamlly and much ttuxious thought was given to the question W bom should ho marry 1 The rrinccas lltatrico ft Scandinavian prlnceat uu init'iyuie i riuccut ibyraof Denmark now Duchess of Cumbofhind were all mentioned and fur some limn the arill In f irmutl correspondent! buxrd themselves In settling the question of the marriage tetlleoieois but bulbing camo of all ihe g(lp When next hit nam came before tne worm it was on lite 80 h of February Intrt when the Iindon bUtmUtd aim time ed that the ex Prince liupetial would tail on tbe morrow lorrVmth Attica Intending join u a voiunicvr in column whicu Wat likely to have tin aharian fluhnnif his earnest petition for a ommimlon In the U-tilth Army having been rrj cted He was however to bv permuted Io join the tau oi ins rtojai Artillery I he texl of bit letter to M Rouhcr on this occasion watts follows! "M r Diar M Rot hem i-I sm tltrnn to quit Europe and my alMenco may ln tome month I have too many faithful friends in Frame to think It p )! tot me to keep ailenca ou Hit reasons of my departure For tight years I bave been lite guei of England 1 bave completed my education In one of her mill'aty :h l and on several occaaioti 1 bare siri ngtben l the bonds which cnnneel me wi li the Engllah Army by sharing In the gnat tn r n-jvret It hu exituiletl Tut war which England bat fur moie that a yir ten carrying on at tho Cap- of Wood lpi li just HMiimed ftcluiacivr of gravity wlriu it bad not till now rHw-ri t fo'low thenp-rallooa ant I rmha'k ln'" day In France hu 1 Uiauk God party spirit has not drfrned the military spirit It will be fell that 1 did out wish to remain a stranger to tin r: gcrs of those among whn S8!l Ro many comrades The time 1 ii 7 to witnessing this mnH J " 'oie BgainBt barbarism wilt not be i if '"l tor run "vm my UMUgllls Will e lie directed towards France 1 b' nSniif with interest and without (Jm ' gradual phases she will pIi9a 1 am oertain God protects her i " tain thai during my aba-nee iie ftr-of the imperial cause m rWlsus and confident and will c nt Z Ihe country the spectacle of a party h? faithful to its doctrines remain tverI ' mated by sentiments of the Ml patriotism Accept my detr M n tbe assurance ot my sincere f riuh 'Camden Place Chisel!' A1l" ok iw7(i °'' ''eurtim 7 On the 27th he sailed on tin Mnniitan from Vint n S'l'uli- having requested him to visit s n 'l'r and ueneatn bis great relative's v il'w " meditate and "ak inspiration a-J '- of that mighty shade" and n n toria when Im tonk hia t V nave m win iasue paceu upon nis ringer a n she hod removed (rom her own as she"? the young soldier to wear it as a niarb'ot her personal regard for him and km" feeling toward bis late father and the Fm presa "It is in every respect ninniBcant wrote a correspondent of the lm't Daily A'eiei "that the French Prince im perial who had his 'baptism of ere' Saurhruck has gone to Zululand to l 'confirmation in blood' " The phrase a prophetic one The end was nearer than any one ilwm ed and the "outiug" m Zuiuini ioiuC ihing more serious than a frolic orv political move on the table The lasi mart from the Capo announced hsarriv-iul'j bow be cared kindly for the baby uf ifa aengeron the Danube who viltn came to land was so alarmed at tin- rat of ihe surf ibat she left the little t v--behind ber on the ateamer The St m'v j trom Euroie announced by cable tt Africa that he had been so dargerousiv il that for two dava hia life WMi-ili' " He lost not only the good hial-hi with him wbtch he hud sine n covin J but both his horses— one or the viijt' the other shortly after landing mother was having mas- siiid daily f r safety in tbe chaoel at Chil li nr r" came the end What would the first N poleon bave thought bad any cue pnjc tj in the heyday of bis glory that be slwd die a prisoner on a tropical rock t tie second of his race perish in an Xmlu palace the third end his days in Kjj land a fugitive from the rcpnblKu soil of France and the fourth tLt jt of the line and the only one kilUd by i foe be slain in a cornfield in Africa tlmt through by a negro with a bit of ir K h r-p on a pole leaving the grandson of uK re pudialed Betsey Patterson the ri-!ij llmate bead of the Imperial lan!y i( Bonaparie! From the New York Herat i At tbe age of six mouihs the I'mu-w j admitted wiib becoming c i-m io u: the rank ot Firi regiment nl lin-a ditrsof the Guaid who na me hvir! victorsof the Alma li keiman a t : Muiuki IT were Ihe cbj els ol ail m ic As be giew in yers the hub- L-'ui i -ue unfeigned d'-liwhl uf ihe x-i p - mail' pit lie apiiearaucca in bin gn-iiiidi-r's uuu im and when a Midlines h: i: Emperor tph-ndrlly nioun i 1 a ti-ways was placet! the boy lei r- biii i Culifiiurchun anil the trx-pi in ttiiir d tl saluied lather ami sou tin- eiiiw asm of ihe populace knew io burnt Of the Prince's pbiyma'cs at 'Hi- L period of h a young life when tvn :y act-nit-d brighter and m-re v if I n : preceding one the new cvuirul not little Couuau son of the aiimt' t- iiiiilv gentleman ol thai name w ho ii-s ii u in iiiiuaie of I Hindi u House t -rei Mri - - i tie Imperial family went to Cms ihrns1 n ot General Fuury thin pnatirr i--iy: and a son ot Gem ial E-pii l v Prince the two Mrst iannd w o wmv tliers young E-pinas-M-hll c i d tin-t:-torm of the ii huivi s in wu cu n : inoua regimeui Ins la'ht-r had ! ! i auk ot commandant 1 lie l'il:c ! ti! ' entertain then child uhliers i lt--vf lucm dinners al which tyup-t'a tr i:! the) diank "To the French Amt " t al other tiincs ami nli r - gtii rre pawed In f irelhe le ir to tin or i' n review order A little story iitrTV'l 1 M Diipoiil nri-oi'f i i- i a s-i-lral tils icriod U w rili reproducing Ab Ihe une of his prnuoilun by tin Lu r to the grade ol crporil nn- 1 lit Parts neKsMrs haul up f r u is wherewith io tied the $' ' wb"o iuiii'Ih am perpetual) )no lug for scandal stateil that the Im pcror in a til of antral s -itisulstrdination pvnnutH-d by his s o had degraded bim liy urdi-nng liuu vr up the iosignia of hit mKlist rank Iu' i lay after the publication of tins -auinr ihe Priuce met an oilier in ih- f r- t f Fonialnbletiu and thus ad lrnwd ti o -"Vou read the papers sir ? They nw:i lhai I have In-en wanting in retract t" n-T father anil mother and that the lnit t haa di graded me Thul is ve y wi oin'st-t all ihe more wicked herouse il is not tt'i 1 love my parenisahoveiill Whfev -rtmr have ordered me to do 1 have mvir obeyed tli-in 1 try lo do all that Is stable to them ami I assure you that 1 nn grea I grtevt d that the p-in r have s' l urJiiBlly of one who has tnVtril i-harm lo any Ik ly Yu will ti ll ) comiatles will you Hot that the ati uol lu Ihe newspaper! It the griii cst !! hood f" PittxeDown on SiATtt -lle Chinaman tlightly over Ihe lay sn'l lr dashed Into a lliske a' reel sal o ru-led up to Ihe liar and cruil en i cliv : "vbiskcc cutkee tadee for me b taim-e M liran man" The harkvtptr arranged the mum" handed II out anil the t hllinumn I"ir :i It down start d fur the dr iImulhj 'J'ulteo down on slateo aiie "" Mvltcsn roan" Anil long before tb Iwrkeeper c'tibl (t t bold of a dull the Ciicsiial "' 01 Diore— Jltnrtr Iribune Lively kittt'h Urailan The current of recent events hs' s "n treat impetus to Ini'liieM In Wall '"'' tnd many tumaslul turns an- r p 'tti l where Immense proli't ate nude lu l"" period I he nioal si i tsuil way Hl we Lave beard ot lorop ra it 1 in la by the Ctitiibinail-tn M ili fl ( Lawrence & Co Iltnk i Nw By thit s)eiu luotiwid f orbr'1" Various um am pseil Ini" one 't l" lial and tfjfM'ed under the ni-i eit-enotd ami skillful managi-me I lb"' Curing lo fan shart'tnld r sup-n l"n lagcsand prollla not piosilili In til "lh'f way profits aiepaitlal rod "f A gcnilemtil in It-art m mule t'" :w o investment t lloO Many " h''" r doing at well rt hetti r apl'tl u' amount fritn t 10 lo 1H0 can t WHh rqual pronritiate smrr'shy Cimleoa n "t Ct-trprrntirr V ih' tl ' 1 would biake f "i ( ft per eetti " "" -c-it ioowuld relmn '"' "' " l"r out timing Hit) iiion'h at'd so""- r""' leg lf ihe maik-l Ihe l'Wdioi r " Imiiii "two utti fring tints lof sneer full ii faintt ion no that anv one ri "I"" faltt ith piorJi Mlis aril I"'"!' ""' nl Ieiii rrwved ti Vtri ftf H b"'l" "ill tl Aliltlv lo jiititr A :" I1"''' ert ill fctiMtngt! I'mtw N V 1 1 y Itllla' Bet"irZg In p'pult'17- £trUx!y that if lit It like Ik

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