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V H. A. LONDON, Jr., IDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. OF ADVERTISING. One square, one Insertion, One square, two Insertions,- One square, on month, - - fl.Cd 1,50 2. at. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: oeeorr, neyear, -OMOopjr.iJxnionlhi Ve os7, three wooUu. 1.00 VOLUME 3. P1TTSB0R0', CHATHAM CO., M. C3 NOVEMBER 11, 1880. NUMBER !). For larger advertisements liberal contracts will made. $ih dhatham !jutorL 0 (llram tcoi. T.X1 l I XV Iv' 11 i VWVAV II VWV 6 6 Poetry. RAIN IN THE HEART. "Into each life some rain must fall." If thin wero all h! if this were all! That into each lite some rain must fall, There wore fainter tob in the poet's rhyme. There were fewor wrecks on the shores of timo. But tempests of wo pass over tho soul, Sine wlndrt of anguUh we cannot control, And shock after shock we are called to liear Till the lips are white with tho heart's despair. The shores of lime wlt.h wrecks are strewn, T'nto the oar cometh ever a moan; Wrecks of hope that set sail with glee; Wrecks of love sinking silently. Vany are hidden from tho human rye; Only God knowoth how deop they lie; Only God hoard when arose the prayer : Help me to hear oh! help mo to bear!" "Into each llfo some ralu must rail." If this wero all oh! it this were all! Yet there is a refuge from storm and blast Gloria patria! wo'll reach it at last. Be strong! be strong!" to my heart I cry, "The pearl in the wounded shell doth lie," Kow days of sunxhiue are Riven to all. Though "Into each lite somo rain must fall." Selected Story. COL. LAKE'S REVENGE. I had been foolish and weak, bat not wicked, is my innocent coquetry with Leigh Ltke. I s:v innocent I bad ima. ined it sport to him as wed as to myself. He h.ul the reputation of being not only the handsomest man in the regimen', but the greatest flirt, and I laughed vh n ho had been presented to ine, and uaid tj myisc'f, "It should in this case diamond cut diamond" Somehovv my even had fallen un der ha fire admriug glance, but I fortified myself wvh the thought: "So he always looks. It is the first move in h's atacli." I met glance wi h glmce, smile with sin le, and pretty sju cell with fliucyreto t. or fc'entimeut'd repar tee, accordingly, as onu or the other could be delivered with more te linjr effect. b ! "Are you sincere ?" ho questioned, one evening. "Ans-.ver me frankly. If you are not, tell mo so now." "in other words," I answered, "throw down my weapons, acknowl edged my unarmed condition, and smiliugly invite you to advance to victory." "Xo," lie sa'd. 'At your hands I prefer defeat. Y u acknowledge, howeve'-, ilia" jou lioll weapons; in ether words th-t you wosv a iniisk." "No," I replied, I wear no mask. I curry no w apons. Be merciful. Ci'lon-l Lake." He gfew pale, an! opened his 1 ps, cs if to peak, then, ha-tily list- g, and making a brief adieu, he left me. For thsi first time I was a li i'e frightened, a litt.e in d ubt as to its being wholly x matter of nmiisemnit to him a ii tie dubious as to how Roger wuvdd regard my conduct in the matter, tor Roger played a very important part in my life even then, since although five hundred mile3 away he hid my promise that n his return I w mid become his wife, and I determined on the Colonel's next visit I would turn the convert a tion in'o otlier channels. But I had no opportunity to carry my good intention into effect. His first act when he en ered the room the next e .ming, wherrt I at aion, was to cross directly in front of me. th?n to stoop and take bjih hands in his. "You ask el me last night to b. mercifu1," he beg n "God help you if you d:d not mean the.-e words. They have been ringing in my ears over Bine. Child, do you know d vou dre tin how I love you? You have rais d in me tba first j as sion of my life, t l ough I am to-day thirty five years of aj;e. "What a little frail thing 3'ou are, and yet you hold in th- so little hands a itroig man's des it:y. Speak to me, love ! Tel! me that my wife is here before me !" Iu that moment my coquetry took wings and fled away, and in its stead came a dull realization of what I had done. I ts trove to draw ray hand from his. As well might I have tried to dislodge a stone imbedded for cen turies in the mountain bide. My Keif-possession forsook sie. In iny fright I blunderf d out thf. woist pos rible thing I could have said: "I cannot do that. I cannot be the wife of two men. I thought you knew I was i-ngagt-d." A look of sternly, icy contempt flashed into his eyes. He wrung my lingers wn instant until I cried out with pain, then threw them from him and fo'd'd his arms across his breast- "You d )re ttdl me this," he said in concentrated touts. "Auswer mo one que-tion. What mean pitiful motive has made you do this thing?" "I did no? know whether you were in earn-st," I replied, remembering as If poke how hard I had tried to make him so though never in my inner most th ughts, to this extent nev er, as the Gi eat Father is my judge, to blat h:s future., or to bring about his mouth the lines of agony now drawn thsre. "I thought, a moment ago," he an fwered then, very slowly, "that in my life I had no other prayer to make to heaven. I make one now, and that is that I may lira to see you sutler through yoar love as you have dealt sufferings to me through mine." His words sojud.-d like a curse. j They filled the room, and oppressed ! my very soul with a nameless dread I and a haunted prescience of the lu ture. Shivering, I buried my face in my hands. "When I lifted it I was alone. Col. Lake had left me. "When Roger comes home I will tell him all about it," I whispered to myself. But somehow when three months later Roger caiie home, I had so much ele to think of, the busy pre paration for my marriage, and my sky was so blue that I could not bear to risk upon it a wng'le cloud. The Colonel's words seemed very idle now. As though any misery could grow out of the deep heart-love Roger and I felt for each other ! How smdl, how unwoithy of him and myself, has been my idle coque ties of the past. Never mind. 1 had all my future to acne. Then enme my wedding day, when the other woildgave me its smiliug beuison in bright sunshine and balmy breezes. I was Roger's now his very own and could have defied the universe in my exquisite happiness. Six months later my husband en tered onr little sitting room one morning bearing in his hand a letter stamped with an tfiicial seal. "Be," he said my name was Bea trice but I was too undignified for its possession and o they shorten d j it to Bv- and his voice "trembltd ai little "it is vfti-v soon, dailimr, to re- ! mind you that vou area so' dier's wife, j but I am ordered to-report at once to, Foit ,under Col. Lake s command. ! xuey am cipaxe irouoie wuu me jn-; dians. God knows how I hate to mi jr.j.i. vi ii "r I leave you, my pivcioiTs little wife, but there 'is no alternative. I must stait ! within 21 houjs.'' "L(-ave me ? I cried, starting to my; feet, and throw riiiQ mvself sob! intrlv ; on his brt ast 'You shall not leave j me : j aUd me with you, you will break my heart." Roger, or j "L-hild. it woul.l be madness f -rvou to imaenake the hardships 1 1 a iron-i 1 -. . -i 1 - . IT ti.rhfe. I cannot consent. ! But I pleaded bo pit. ously that at ; J-y at seeing him again. ? j Bonnets, muffs and costumes! Poor Lucille AVestern was afflicted White House during the past few last, reluctant y yet gladly, prom-j "You Ure alivo you are alive !" I j match when worn by the most fasti-jy a birth-mark. She was a regular mouths was ludely broken yesterday ised we bhould start ou the evening i said, over and over. 1 diouslv fashionable women. j female Esau. Abo at her waist there by a stentoiian voice shouting out feliefai1'. , . -J ''"iliri57l'e'1,;bt at wbat Jet or colored crystal beads en- s 'h of "bky brown from the portico : W hen I had time to think it over I ; a cost ! A man to day has given up j licx all tbe richest trimmings and ' hau' whicn ran UP to a Pointm fr01lt-! "Open the doois for the new Pres rtinembered he had said the post was j his life for me." j emroijerjes 0h dressy costumes. " vnere cam3 above the tops of her ! ident !" under Col. Lake's c 'mmaivd. I shud-; He sprang from his belie then, and j ' j dresses it was carefully shaved, but j The doorkeepers jumped as if they dered. He it was doub'less, wh se ' Jed me to the littei in the rear. The! To muffle the throat in several ; the skin always remained blue. So had been shot, and. rushinc to the influence h..d ordered mv husband fivm my k: drt-amtd of le. i.i:ic i ho had not my accompanying him. . Oh, what further evil nngnt Le no. ! work him 1 Was it not my duly to . tell l! overall and him tt'.:ain.c;: him t 3Iv courage f:il-.d me. I would ! wmi ana watcii. At least he shouia on v striko at him thro rgh me. : Oa- journey lasted three v.'.eks. 1 1 was woru and exhausted at its c-'ose. ! soon have been overpowered, but j The Colonel himself met our anibu-; tat the Cwdoriel had seen his danger, i lance on its arrival. ! Spurring his horse ahead of his "You have brought your wife?" I men, he had flown to the rescue, heard him sav. in amazed tone?, in i charging down in the very midst of a answer to s'me r.iua.k of Rogers "suouer jf arrows. after the first greeting. "AYewill do! "It was a deed worthy of a god," , all to make her comfortable, but it is i very htUe. Besides i He added southing m a voice so j low that I huled t ) catch it. ; A moment later I caught sH.t of i his face as lioo-er lifted me down in i his anus. I almost cried out in my j surprise His hair, which had been I black -as a laven's w hig one short j year ago, wms almost whi'.e. He! looked fully fifty years of age. The i sitrht caused mv fe.r and resentment i to vanish, and i held out mv hand. ' - . i "AYon't you welcome me, Colonel ? ' I said. He bowed without seeming to no tice my outstretched hand, murmur id some courteous words of greeting. then turned away to give a command to an orderly standing: near I saw very li'tle weeks that fallowed of him in the They were full of excitement, for the lnd ans were , to repi.oacb me though I told him constantly molesting us, and fears a1 . bnt Ul roUgh my happiness ever i were entertained that hey were mecl- heiut'8 seif.rn)roach; and the! dating an attack. Indeed, they nadwnnir tuu iniifriVlonf lv.r nil V -, . - t . ., arrival, and this was what the Colo nel had confided to my husband. Still, spite of all, I was glad to be here. A .vay from Roger I should have sickened of suspense. Now I was by his side to meet and know the worst. "Why are not you ancl Lake bet ter friends? he baid to me one day. j "I ca?.not understand it." ! Nor could I explain, now, t'at 1 1 had kept silence so long; besides, my; distrust was wearing away. Al though distant and reserved, quietly repulsing all my advances, I felt that Colonel Lfike would work Roger no active wrong. Untd one morning my sophistries fled. The Indians had made a sorth No one knewr their numbers or their strength. It was necessary to send out an advance guard from our little garrison, though each man who wen well knew that he might never return. At 11 o'clock mv husband, to mv amazement, enteiedmv room in fail! uniform. " j "Good bye little Be !" he said, i "Prav for mv safe return, dear. I am ! ordered to command the advance ! "You shall not go !" I cried, wibUy. "It is lr's revenge ! Fool that I have bi?en to have trusted him!" "My darling, calm yourself. Wliat do you mean? i "Wait here a moment !" I exclaim j e3. i Leaving him transfixed with a3ton j ishment, I flew across to the Colonel's room He was buckling on his sword as I entered. "You have done this thing," I be gan ; "you have seen how happy I am, and you must convert it into agony. Rescind your orders leave me my husband ! I throw myself at your feet, at jour mercy." i "I would have spared him if I could. He is the only officer at the post capable of just this attack. I accompany him, Mrs. Lee. The dan ger is divided, and equal for both." "Go, if it must be to your death !" I answered cruelly. "You Iiave no right to diMg my husband with you. He shall not go !" But words were useless, though I fancied as he turned away, I saw a tear glimnirring in his eye. Still I pit aded, clinging to Roger's neck, whon he crossed ia search of me. At last they tore him from my sense less foim, and when I had lecovered j consciousness they were far beyond the reach of my entreaties, but not my prayers, sent to a higher throne. "Bun sh him Ob, God!" I cried, in my agony, "but spare my husband, and bring him back to me. He said I should suffer. Ah, what was his suffering to this intolerable torture and suspense?" The day wore slowlv only on. At nightfall, when my brain was bursting j we heard the note of a distant bugle, j Some at least of the little band had returned. liiko a .wltito statue 1 went to meet them. They came slowly, I...'.. .!. -....: j. il. . 1 j j j..iBiuS uu w(7 . forms. Among the latter I knew I should find my husband, even as, finding him, I knew I should go mad. ! But no ! Leading the van he came, j sitting on his horse, though in his ! eves there smiled no welcome, and on his ft ice was a ghastly pallor, but he was here aud I was not a widow- eu wixe. I threw myself on tho nt ck of the horse; I kissed his mane, his fore head. I clunr to Rosier ia my wild nurse; x jiisseu uis mane, 1113 iore : -TV. . V" P ! head, l citing to Koger 1:1 my wild j wlito, dead fice of Cjlouel L ike ; yards of white or biacs tune, a la -Lucille wore a huge cross dangling j door, flung it wide open, and the new lo..k: d up at us both. ! Sarah Bernhardt, will be all the ( just above that portion of her anato- j President burst upon their astonished "We have kilhd him. Be you ' fashion. my. Igaze. He was a short, thick-set and I." 1113 hu-band sai-l, ' He vvas., beads in iridescent hues,! Parepa Rosa had a deep vaccina man, about forty years of age, dress the noblest man that ever lived." ' while and clear as dass, are used to j tion scar far down her robust arm, ; ed iu a dark-blue flannel suit, and And then he told me all the story. .n,,.a t,.;,.,.Av..;,.v ....o, ! and when her sleeves were very short with a red moustache. He smiled H. had ridden a lit 1 1 i" coiuiijauu, wucu u. su-iueuty uau j been su roaiide t by the loo. l igld desperately as he would, he would : my husband continued. "I thought j we both were uniiurt, almost lnmi-j culousiy so. e were beating a re-; treat to cur commanii, when one of . 'h3 wild tsavagea launched his toma-, hawk at my breast. The Colonel saw it glittering in the air, aud throwing himself before me caught tue l'low- The next minute we wtre in s if ety, but safety gained too late. ".uou't regret it, ht said, pressm mJ hand. xmi uci x um ikjl iici yalie- I loved her, Roger, my bov. X 1 J i l r l I hare not cared much for living since, and now that I have spared her tbe sufferings I would once have ! wished her I am glad to die. Ask I ! htr to foraive me for those rash I words. I never meant them and let i her future happiness buy my atone- 1 ment. v v I have been lll4T-V Vftrtl-H ll.W 1-1 li Id tif llAllllA t ..wimw, .v ww I -v ..... 1 It. v God, Cain's brand will not be upon my brow. A Musical (?) Instrument. A young man saw an advertisement oi tne "Chicago immature JPiano Company," w'.ere fur a dollar they could have a new instrument on which any one could play at sight. He sent li.a mnnfiv. n.Tirt rpnpiviBfl nnf o ninnn but the ructions how to make one : Ta-e a flour bari.elftnv old one will do and put as many cats into it as it will hold. L?ave a slit in the side the length of the ban-el A pointed stick moved along in this slit is sure to produce all the tones de sired, since most of the cats will an swer to the prodding. A child can play it" AVinston Leader. A Good Rebuke. A meddlesome old woman was sneerincr at a young mother's awk- hardness ith her infant, and said: declare a woman never ought to have a baby unless she knows how to bold it "Nor a tongue either," wa3 the quiet rejoinder. Yonkers Gazette. Good advice. If you have a friend with a coufrh or cold, tell him to try I Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup. It is a good thing, and he will thank you for your advice. The price is onlv 25 cents a v 25 cents a bottle. j made any impression abroad, bat Holers wife mariyliu .....!. : xr. v t, FASHION NOTES. Plaids are in high favor, Polish caps with tassels are worn. Buttons are more artistic than ever. The dolman visite is the favorite wr Mull fichus and scarfs remain in high favor. Flannel balmorals take the place of felt skirts. Imported evening dresses have very long trains. All very dressy costumes are trim med with embroidery. Both square and round trains are worn in evening toilet. Some very small bonnets appear among late novelties in millinery. A trimming much in vogue is black not embroidered with jet beads. Irish poiut and church lace trim the most fashionable mull neck scarfs. Velveteen, farmer's satin and flan nel skirts bid fair to supersede felt ones. Rough aud shaggy cloaking cloths ate in demand for jackets and sacks. Sets of buttons are sold with each vu. OVl,,.., 1 ... . . .. ,. , uluu uytUiUo arusuc u- 61n Tortoise shell combs, both in the amber and dark shades, always re Short dresses are made up in the richest materia!! for reception aud !: r : visiting: toilets. After the rage for big bonnets, has subsided, tho medium size will probably be most worn. Fancy combs, headed, with balls of gold, coral, or crvtal, to imitate to imitate diamonds, are worn. Among novelties and sashes to r I fit) 1 lha !lnttl tt,r-l At" tha -- u., nD. o. "-i li ilia m -wii n . a f ! Witu fpin-es, uvbseis, 01 uaiib. , VAWV J U iv A AUAXJIIJIU V ICiViill V4 1 lyCOWV . I y ft . r;"i " jenu-uumu uuu vcu i tnm l)0tl1 bonnets and dresses. , Bonnet ornaments, in the form of little gilded pigs, spiders, bees aud j beetle:', ornament the new jjluh muffs. I m. . . . . 3 01 man) , "ie n.ew. ar." i ?a"a'1. "ei are U1f e .S1 stOIt l3lfUe,u j '" w,B W hite bonnets, with tbe ! crowns or brims dotted with medium-. sized pearl beads, bid fair to be fa- yontts. I Plush muffs are fljtt, and the plush is arranged in loose, irregular folds, not tight or smooth around the muff. Plush muffs to match hats are trimmed with coffee-stained lace and iurnisuea witn Efoia corus, wnicn suspend them around the neck. Black aud brown beaver plush bonnets and hats are frequently lined witn aniber-colored yellow, red, blue j l-ll .1 a 11.1.1 I ana oihcv pale-tiuted plush. rrua o 1ri- -n ni lne plain skirt, plain .corsages of a . ' i ..l r.. 4 IX ill t- I Il.iLll INHN MLLVH III II. MM V f- k. Fashionable hair-dressing makes the head look as small as possible, but the curls and frizzeti worn .rVr. H, ,a;f',. ort,tKr UQU.r U1UO.W --LJL V. V..i,.W WK1 VQ-1 T MIW V W . Many of the handsomest wraps are trimmed with jet embroideries in artistic designs, set figurep, bands, gimps, cords, tassels, spikes and gal' loons. Circulars will be much woru as V. ,., fliav nnl.lor IMiot rv j ara 11-1 mnra ner-u lafi 1 til fit! It.xf , ir : " f.x ; ; year, being cut with a slight spring in the back. Causes of Defeat. Washington Post, Dera. It is not necessary to look far for the causes of republican success. They are on the surface. All the cor-! porate capital in the United States is identified with that party. The Na tional banks, the bondnolders, the great lines of railway, and thousands of protected monopolies have been taught, by profitable experience, that they may safely rely on the Republi can party for legislation in their be- hall, as against the interests Of the people, immense ence the men who would vote the Democratic ticket if left to their own inclinations. The Federal machine has grown to vast proportions. We have an army of ofiiceholders and government em- ! ployes. They and those within the reach of their personal influence arc ! reach of their personal influence arc j naturally on the side of the 'ins.' These corpomtions sway an SSiJ5Sll.S ipank youx-u Aet ne forget the late political strife ; conductor inquired if he ws hurt, voting power. They influ-j bet, i and turn our attention to other mat- j "Hurt ! No. Who dat struck me?" political action of a mnhouUJ?u Let us go 'was the response. The darkey was The Meanest Man. No purer, truer man was ever pre sented to the American people for their suffrages than Winfield Scott Hancock. No man with such a de based, soiled character as James A. Garfield was ever put forward be fore for the highest place in our country. People have become so iU T 11, il. .. I j.1 I tli 4. 4i it i tne latter to the former. Ave have 5! 1 J 1 1- ri'' uarneia we cua noi ueueve. w e hold to-day that he is possibly the meanest man in American politics Wilmington Star An Unfortunate Man. A patient in the hospital of the University of Michigan, when five yearS old, fell from a shed and broke all his ribs, both collar bones, his breast bone, his right arm in two places, his left arm above the elbow, and his right hand. At the age of twelve he dislocated his hip and broke his right ankle. In a quarrel oon after he wa3 shot in the other ankle. When the war broke out he joined the Union army, way bayonet ed in the knee, captured by the Con federates, almost starved in prison, sun-struck, burst a vein in his leg and almost bled to death. After leaving the army he was struck by a falling tree and had his skull frac tured and lost eight teeth. During his life, he has had cholera and yel low spotted fever. Actresses' Arts. A great inany tricks of stage cos tume spring from personal defects. In whatever cut of waist Modjeska appears there is always a bunch of flowers or a bow placed at the left of her open corsage. AVhen this device is not resorted to a little strap of silk will be trained across diagonally, or a little fan of lace will suddenly spring from the left corner, in order to hide a scar on the breast that looks as if it . 11 ,1 l 1 was tne result 01 a wound irom a pomard, a "souvenir" of a romance. ' a knot of ribbon or a trail of flowers usea to cover it. t$eiore mo grew so extremely stout she wore a golden i band ab ;ve the elbow to hide it but j when her armlet had to be as big as a waistcoat she abandoned the oddity. One night, speaking of the scar to an American girl, who sat in her dress- ing room, the Yankee offered Parepa an immediate and effectual conceal- ment of the offending spot. She took one of tlle camiles off the toilet table, and, holding it above the arm, let one drop of the melted wax fall upon the place, and there was no further need of concealmir devices A dash of flesh-tinted powder com - pletel the cure, and Parepa's make up box forever after contained a bit of wax candle. Raiiv Winston Leacter. One exceedingly interesting feature of the New Garden Fair was the con- test for the premium (which was 1 JV -I11 II- 11 1 bonnet,) offered for the prettiest baby J 1 1 1 1 corner of the exhibition hall" there j but mySeIf at this time knows. It is were eight anxious mothers, seated ! an important secret. I am the peo in a row, jumping their babies up j pi0's choice, the great -.ihicf ruler . 1 ....-. . ii, l ,.. ; 1 !. ' .. 4u.c uunu upuu. men miccs xn uxixex t.n I mi nor t limit tn a sfatA nt ti9.Ti.winm anaShfimtrr handled their i x 7 J , ' t ! i day imprisonment for an assault by quietuae. ne miant-ij nanuied their j g0 t0 my rooms. But he was told j Tf" , , v -.r. Af arms well, and ust at the time when bcf waB Jt goiog to Lis rooms in the "f order prevailed in the front ranks, the Wbite House Then he mew very iT Up last wef t befie ude judgesP"went off," and eight mammas fadiaft? and said that if he "ad 0" opened fire aU along the line. While knofen it be wouId have brongUt 50)-1 a tj A f there were many babies, each mother; coo soldiers along with him. Hel1 veidict of guluy, and the thought she had the lovehest darling 8 still unappeusSed when he lef J nf m nil. nnri fliaf. mfda thfl Lrw ...:..... ' oument Afterwards changed to a ifmvQfi'ii.r lUiereSlincr. "Say all are pretty," said one. "Let's draw straws," exclaimed an- i other. i 0lDer- . . . 0 t , t h nearest neighbor O and remarked : j uT , , -, . . , . " ' J ' l'- - t'est one here." "I know my baby is the prettiest," said one, who had not as yet spoken, but who had h' ard all taat was said "Come honev let's o " remarked an offspring. mium- the ein something for her darling (kiss). AVe won't stay here with these naughty babies." One baby p-ot into the hands of a unff man. and he was sinrint? : O OO j Soo-shoo, ehooby, 8hooy, hush, hwsb-i-ty hush; Kow, baby, go-by, go hush-i-ty hush; cry! The judges awarded the premium to Mrs. C. M. Ward's baby. One lady said she didn't brag on good looks, but her baby was annable. '; Another went on its weight, which ; was 29 pounds. Another slept well was 29 pounds ! at night. elderly lady, as she shouldered her !' "-" jjy.- , i ouiiunm oiujuu. jlxxc cuuuuctior, --' , , in -i, ; vnlfinntt.fiiif if rii. irncta i-l W ; mi i !. I I .u4 .-w--.-l 'V I --. !.-. ..4. "You won't get the pre-i "!lTe a oeuerous B0U lJjac responus looiang out, found the engineer $n too much partiality, ion are ' Avlu v lu aii UUi uue,;,lcu xauux ; me grouuti witn a lamp, xn response dearest, sweetest, prettiest 'ittle a climate ol the most salubrious, what ; to an inquiry ho stated that he had , -t -i i i niAro nart wo, vvali9 AV nrn ftl in 1t. - .!'-.. ...-r r.-fV l.r 4 .-.!. i:xxl. I . - avArimnr mamma c imr uivm uu w ...uu. . . . -.. v n.i.vii...u inau uii; iitujiv n iii.iiti A Strange Meeting. I Winston Leader. On Tuesday last a stranger stopped i at the residence of iIr. John bhoaf, in Forsyth county, and Mrs. Shoaf invited him to be seated. She then excused her appearance, having been out dyeing some goods, she did not think her dress and hands were in l p.ight to receive strangers i 1 ,a,-.i , ! tli e; a, a may J as If who lives here? John Sheaf lives here, sir." "And you are his wife? ' he con tinued. "Yes, sir." "May I inquire who you v,Tere be fore marriage V "I was a Miss Holder." "Why, that name is quite familiar to me. I'm just from California, and have a friend there by the name of Holder-John Holder." "You have ?" returned Mrs. Shoaf. 'My brother lives there, and his name is Holder. I expect he i3 the very man you know.' "Yres, ma'am, and I'm sorry to in form you bad news of him. He's become intemperate in f.--ct, killing himself drinking, and was lying in a dying condition when I loft. I know he's dead by this time ; I'm confident of it. Now where is your husband?" "Off in the field, sir." "Well, ma'am, will you not kiss me for the sake of 3-our brother?" "No, sir!" "Oh, yes, but you must kiss me," continued the stranger. "I will not," replied Mrs. Shoaf, at tho same time running out of doors, with the stranger pursuing. She ran to the dye pot, dipped a broom in it and came down on him with a bang, literally covering him with the dye. The stranger then broke out in a hearty laugh, and Mrs. Shoaf recog nized her brother John, who had been gone about 31 years. He Belieyed lie was President. The quiet that has en veloned the i " : condescendingly neon tb nearly pet- i rmtd doorkeepers, and wallced calm- uuiiiuoi aim taniu ms ctly in the centre of the j floor and faciug Sergeant Diusinore, I said, with evident satisfaction : "Well, the house looks eomforta- j ble." Then, 'turning to the spectators, i he announced solemnly : j "I am the great chief ruler of the j universe, the selection of the people." j Some incredulity being expressed , as to the truth of ihh; statement, ho ; said tbat he had tne papers to prove it. They were, however, Sta.e pa ! pers, and, as he had not sc-h ced his Cabinet, he did not lue to snow he would show a them. However, portion of tnem. ii handed over to Sergeaufc Diusmorq two papers, to be sbowu to bi3 room at ODCe, but j be wa8 told his papers were not sat - aiisfietorv ' J I -AVeU then ' i he said gravely, "I i ciiosen six montns ajti whose ' v .. . .1 t, ..i.jJ. 1 it l ! it l u 1 1 in livfntov an-lrioilv tnvn nn nr. Iho i Ol G SeeUlS tO Tost X. Ul What Should we Do. Since the election is now over, let us turn our attention to matters ma- I u nai 10 lh6 improvement ana ue - 1..,. ,, . i i-i i S whithersoever we list, and engage 'm whatsoever business we iike. lis ia free country. Our farmers have 'made an abundant crop of both corn ! aud cotton, the present year, iu tact, li ! J. 1. l Ji . 1 1 . u,-Tr tt ii 4i 1 !tliat tne ,aw hmited the pumshment. White House, and where they umetts be satisfied ff d iirom, or whore they disappear to, no R l , i1Pvif,r emfon,o Jinow. . asmngiou : KicJW Jriwnl ii is sam iuui iue crops ure iiuer luhii ; sioppeu some one down the embank those of any year since the war. Then ment sung out, "Who dat 1" The bravely to work, and improve our stock, put our lauds m a higher state i of cultivation, and ho;d that proud : place we now occupy of being calh-d I the best farmers in the State. It is only by delving in the soil that plen - j ty is reached, and with plenty comes j happiness. Tarboro' Southerner. 8TA!?B NEWS. Store Burnt. A correspondent informs us that about, two weeks since tho store of Mr. Joseph Jester, near St. John's, was burned, with about five bales of cotton, together with the entire con sents of the store. Murfreesboro' fnquiier. Stealing Ballot-Boxes. Two of the ballot-boxes were stolen at this precinct Tuesday night, but. were found in about half an hour. They returned a larger majority iov the republicans than the others Weldon News. T1 11 vara m-m - eu itenn n niio i'inwitiy On Saturday last, a - negro man named Pastel Birch, while plowing in a field of Col. H. T. Knotts, in this county, fell dead. The attending physician pronounced heart disease the cause of his sudden death. An son Times. Sad and Sudden Death. We have to chronicle the sad and suddon death of a worthy and es timable citizen, Mr. Robert Gaddy, of AVhite's Store. He is another victim to that fell-destroyer, heart disease. Saturday night he reared as usual, and Sunday morning found him in bed a corpse. Anson Times. Diphtheria in Alamance. Since the first of September last that dreadful disease, diphtheria, has been raging to an alarming extent in the Hawfl eld's neighborhood of Ala mance county. Many children, both white and colored, have died, and the disease still rages. Greensboro' Pat riot. Incendiary Fire. There has been another incendiary fire in Providence township. During the absence of Mr. S. W. Few ell on election day, a building on his jremi ses, close to his dwelling house and barn, the latter containing a quantity of fodder, hay, etc., was fired and de stroyed. Charlotte Observer. Christian Conference. The North Carolina and Arirginia Christian Conference will meet in its 55th annual session with the church at Bethlehem, Alamance count v,N. O, Friday, November 10, 138.. The annual sermon will be preached by Rev. W. G. Clements, of Morrisville, N. C. News and Observer. Importance of One Vote. Mr. Jamea A. Brown was elected constable for Cross C -ek township at the recent election l.r n ri.Invfv nf i OQfi vol-3- opponent was Charles CotUn. a colored man. One vole is sometimes a m&iter of great impor tance. A Govern 'T of Massachusetts was once elected by one vote, and Samuel J. Tilden was defrauded -f his election in lS7f by counting a majority of one electoral vote in favor . i- i i r. . v i . j. -it vi i t. . ujivkn x avetieviue J.zani Pino Straw. j it )as only been a ye r or two ip-iMc tv.T5, Womn tick; ol exnort iit ih's market and n0Wj v,x- learn, it is almost impossible j to supply tho demand for it It is j shipped North, where it undergoes j certain wremrations. and is then used ifirst pfeparatory process to ; is 8nfeected. there is a de which it subjected. There is a depot for it I near tho foot of Orange street, where j it is haled for shipment. AYil. Star. Kissing and Jailing. The case of Stephen C. Spenee, ! published in the Journal several ; months ago, who was sentenced to 30 iounne and expressed great regret ;.-... . . - - o . o Hard-Headed Darkey. After Cai)t. Drummond's train, coming in from Weldon, had passed Tar river bridge last evening, a rather odd accident occurred. Just past a . , . , . j rather high embankment the train j distance back. The man, he said, . was sitting on the end of a crossTtie. : The train was backed, and sesrufi for the man was made for half an hour. ! Just as the search was about to be i 1 i 1 1 . finally m ide to understand that the ' engine had struck him. ne was a : sight to see, covered with mud, but ; not hurt in the least. Capt. Drain- , mond turn6di him ever to a ran livr ! fag near b; and bade him good night! j No damage was done the engine 0 .Iniio !.. - . - ! train.- -News and Observer. I XA4A-JUV1.X J V LUU I i 1

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