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CHRISTIAN DCVRIKS, Of 8., SOLOMON KIMMILL.
WILLIAM DEVRIES & CO.,
Importers and Jobbers of
Foreign and Domestic Dry Goods aaa
312 West Baltimore Street, (between Howard
and Liberty,) BALTItfOKB.
Importers and Jobbers of
HARDWARE, CUTLERY, #o., SADDLERY
GOODS, BOLTING CLOTH, GUM
PACKING AND BELTING,
1307 Main Street, Richmond, V»
B. F. KING, WITH
JOIIXSON, SI TTOV k CO.,
Nss. 324 and 328 Baltimore slreel; N. E. cor
T. W JOHNSON, B. M. SUTTON,
J. I. R. CRABUE, G J. JOHNSON,
JNO W HOLLAND, WITH
T. A. BRTW k CO.,
U 1:1 ofncturers ol FRENCH and AMERICAN
CAN OIKS, in every variety, and
w liolesale dealers in
FRUITS, NUT.«, CANNED GOODS, CI
339 and 341 Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Md.
JNV* Orders from Merchants solicited, "•3^
J. W. KAVDOLPH k ENGIJB ,
BUOKSRLLBRS, t-TATIONBRK, AND
1318 Main ft rest, Richmond.
A Large Slack of I,A IV BOOKS always on
Kt.ili ,H Ii Z V v.,
Importers and Wholesale Dealers ia
NOTIONS, HOSIERY; GLOVES; WHITE
AND "ANCY GOODS
No. 5 Hanover street; Baltimore, Md.
II 11. MARTINDALR, WITH
WM. J. C. DULANY & CO.
tilationers' and Booksellers' W'are
SCHOOL BOOKS A SPECIALTY.
Stationery of all kinds. Wrapping Paper,
Twines, Bonnet Boards, Paper Blinds
132 W. BALTIMORKST., BALTIMORE, MD.
B. J. k R. E. REST, WITH
HENRV SOWBBORN & CO.,
2# Man over Street, (between German and
■ . SONNEBON, B SI.IMI.INE
For the Bale of Leaf Tobaooo.
OUR ACCOMMODATIONS are unsurpass
ed. Business promptly and accurately
Jo* Guarantee the HIQHKST market price
W. P. GRAVES
March 11— tf
B. M. WILSON, OF N. C., WITH
R. W. POWERS k CO.,
a«4 dealer* ia Painta, Oils, Dyes, Varnishes,
French Window Glas*, 4c.,
Ho. 1305 Hain St.. Biohmond, Va.
Proprietor! Aromatic Peruvian Bittert f (W
pound Syrup Tolu and Wild Cherry.
W. A. TUCKER, 0. 0. SMITH
8. B. BPRAOINB.
TUCKER, SMITH k CO.,
Manufacturers and Wholeaale Dealers ID
BOOTS; SHOES; HATS AND CAPS.
MO Baltimore street Baltimore, Md.
O. t. DAT, ALBERT JONES.
DAY & JONES,
W J SADDLERY, HARNESS, COLLARS,
, TRUNKS, #o.
•olfe, 334 W. Baltimore (treat, Baltimore, Md.
fI'ILSOK, BURMS k CO.,
/ -WHOLESALE GROCERS AND COMMIS
«0 S Howard street, corner of Loaibard;
We keep eonstaolty on hand a large aad
wall assorted stock of Groceries—suitable for
Southern and Weatern trade. We solicit coa
£ 2 sirnmerits of Coantry Produce—such as Cot*
111 ton! Feathers; Ginseng; Beeswax; Wool; Dried
.-',#*ait; fare; Skins, etc. Our facilities for do
'■C tag business are such as to warraot quick sales
"* aad prompt returas. All orders will havsonr
prampt attention. 4J-ly. j
DANBURY, N. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 1879
My hands hare often been weary hands,
Too tired to do their daily task ;
And just to fold them for evermore
Has seemed the boon that was bent to ask.
My feet have often been weary feet,
Too tired to walk another day ;
And I've thought, "To sit and calmly wait
Is better far than the onward way."
My eyes with tears have been so dim
Tbat I have said. "I cannot mark
The work I do or the way I take,
For everywhere it is dark—so dark."
But oh, thank God I There never has come
That hour that makes the bravest quail ;
No matter how weary my feet and hands,
God never has suffered my heart to fail.
So Ihe folded hands take up their work.
And weary feet pursue ; £
And all is clear when the good beiK. Aries
"Be brave I —to-morrow's another day."
That Teriffic Trombone.
Judge X , as all the world knows, ia
one of the most respected members of
the Supreme Bench. The judge, like
all oelebrated men, is the possessor of a
nose wbieh at once attracts attention
even though it fail to oomtnand admira
tion. It is a distinctive noee, to which
the judge seems to belong, rather than
it to him. It Is aquiline, and sugges
live of the king of birds—the glorious
Some years ago, the judge was in a
country towu in fulfillment of bis du
ties lie was much perturbed, shortly
after bis arrival, by noticing a man who
appeared to follow him eonstantly in the
street Fearing the stranger who dog
ged bis steps might meditate assassina
tion, the judge mentioned the circum
stance to a policeman, who in bis turn
followed the unknown spy.
Having assured himself that the man
was actually lollowiag Judge X,, the
officer stopped him, arrested bim, and
prepared to put him in jail.
The man protested his innooence, and
denied the existence of any bad motives
in his pursuit of the Judge. He sol
euinly as-uied the policeman that be had
DO evil iutentiuns ; and added :
"The reasi u I have followed that man
for nearly a week, night and daj, is tbat
I am determined not to loose sight ol
luiu until 1 hear bim blow that bugle."
He was rewarded the uext day, iu
court, by the sound of that terrific
tromboue, and bus beeu siooe deaf ever
MISTAKEN IDENTITY —Not long ago
a man was run over and killed by the
i-ars at Exanston, in the neighborhood
of Chicago. The body identified as
that of Joaiah Hill, a resident of South
Bend, Ind , who bad been at work on a
farm at Wiunetka, five miles from Mid
dl town. The widow and daughter
were inconsolable and quite broken down
after the coroner's inquest (which found
that "Josiah Bill oarne accidentally to
his death,") aad the burial in the grave
yard at South Bend. Several days later
Mrs Hill mastered up energy enough to
go to Wiooetka for her late husband's
•Sects. Lo and behold wben she ap
proached the farm house, there waa her
husband quietly at work in the barn
yard. She fainted several times and
could with difficulty be induced to be
lieve tbat it waa only a very strange
oase of mistaken identity. As for Hill
himself, it was tbe first he bad beard of
bia own doath.
Lawlessness ia a characteristic of our
times; ohildreo disobey their parents;
youths are rebellioQs against paternal
gnidaaee; insubordination is rife in tbe
schools ; the jails are crowded with law
breakera ; sod the prevalent spirit of
disobedience to rightful authority has
invaded even the oharoh ot God There
needs to be so authoritative enuaoiation
of the obligation to submit to lawful
government by all publio teachers.
Though the Engiiah Presbyterians
have leas than 800 ooogregatioos, they
raise Isrge contributions. Lsst yesr 260
churches contributed a totsl ot' 11,143,-
636, an average of $4,374 to each
The St. Louis Methodist Conference,
whioh has just adjour»«d, report* 13,230
membera, 1,710 probationers, 143
ehurebes, and 10,308 Baaday School
It is olsimed that American coal can
be sold at a good profit in Australia,
aod it is proposed to seod farther eon. '
j signment* by future outgoing vessels. j
The Farmer and His Money.
King Frederick of I'rumia, wben he
was out riding one day, saw an old farm
er who was plowing his fi»id, and sing
ing cheerfully over his work.
You must bo woll off, old man, said
the King Does this acre belong to yon
on which you so industriously labor ?
"No, sir," replied tbe man, who of
course had no idea that he waa speaking
to the King ; ' I am not so rich as tbat j
I plow for wages "
"How mujh do you earn eaoh day V
asked the King.
"Eight groeehen," returned the man.
"That would bW about uioety fivfe els.
of our money.
'•Tbat is very little," said the King,
"can you get along with it I"'
' Get along ! yes indeed ! and have
"How do you manage ?"
"Well," said the farmer, smiling, "I
will tell yon. Two grosohen are for
myself and wife ; with two 1 pay my
debts,aod two I give away for the Lord's
''This is a mystery which I cannot
solve," said the King.
"Then I must solve it for you," said
the farmer. "I have two old parents at
home, who kept aud cared for me when
I was young aud weak, and needed care
Now that tbey are old aud weak, I am
glad to keep and oare for them This
is my debt, and it takes two groschen a
day to pay it. Two more I spend on
my childrens' schooling. If they are
living when their mother and I are old,
tbey will keep us and pay back what I
lend Then with my last two groschen
I support my two sick sisters who can
not support themselves. Of course I
am not compelled to give them the mon
ey, but I do it for tbe Lord'aown sake ''
"Well done, my man," cried the old
King, as be finished; "now I am going
to give you something to guess. Have
you ever seen oie before?"
"No," said the farmer.
"In...lets than five minutes you shal|
see me fifty timts, and carry in* your *
pocket fifty of my likenesses "
"This is indeed a riddle which I can- '
not solve," said the farmer
' Then I will solve it for you," said !
the King; and with tl-at lie put his
baud into his pocket and pulling out
fifty gold pieces, placed them iu the
hand if the farmer. The coio is gen
uine, said tbe King ; for it also comes ;
from our Lord God, and I am his pay
master. I bid you good bye "
Aod he rode off, leaving the old man
overwhelmed with surprise and delight
at tbe singular interview
To Turn Oak Black.
The Revue Judiutriella states that
oak may be dyed black, and make to
resemble ebony, by the following means ;
Immerse tbe wood for forty-eight hours
in a hot saturated solution of alum,
and tbeu brush it over with a log
wood decoction, as follows: Boil one
part of best logwood with ten parts of
water, filter through linen, aod evaporate
at a gentle heat until tbe volume is re
duced one half. To every quart of this
add from tea to fifteen drops of saturated
neutral solution of indigo. After ap
plyiog this dye to the wood, rub the lat
ter with a saturated and filtered solutioo
of verdigris in hot oonoentrated aoetio
acid, and repeat the operation until a
black of the desired intensity is obtained.
Oak stained in this manner is said to be
a elose aa well as a splendid iaiitstioo of
Two herdsmen quarrelled on a Ne
braska prairie, and each threatened to -
kill the other. Neither was armed, but
there was a gun ia their hut, a mile
•way. Both started for tbe weapon, and
it was a rsee for life, for tbe msn wbo
got it was certaio to ahoot his companion.
They had several fights on the way. and
were bruised and exhausted when they
neared the goal; but they ran with des
peration, aod kept abreast until close to
the hoase Then one tripped and fell,
giving the other the lead. Tbe victor i
dashed into the building, pulled the gun
down from its hooks, and mercilessly
murdered his fallen foe.
Bucceta in any calling is the result of
a man's love of. aod belief in, the work i 1
he bas undertaken. Earnest and con
' seientious labor often accomplishes more, j ,
I in tbe end, than brilliant genius.
Tie Republican View.
tfllAT TIIK NKW YORK TIMKB TIIINXS IT
lIIAS FOUND OUT ABOUT TUB PRKSiDKNCY.
jWe have information from every State
intbe Union gathered by more than 170
correspondents, stationed at from one to
nineteen points in each State. Each
correspondent covered a large field, in
cluding many important ceutres of politi
cal thought and discussion.
It is safe to say that the thirty-two j
columns of reportß which the Tiuie*
gives this morning r fled the popular j
seotiinant at nearly 1 000 d fl' rent hcalt- I
ti**! ev«nlj_disti ibuted over tin* j
whofegeographical extent of the country. !
Tbe letters came from intelligent men ol
both political parties, I'r ni lawyers edi
tors, and trained newspaper reporters,
from college professors, f'soui politicians.
State and municipal officers, literary and
business moo— from all clauses and voea.
tions which give opportunity for fi ill.
arity with the currents ui thought and
Io localities whero the Rppiihlicnii
party was known to he div ided ou certain
issues, either persons or otherwise, a c.n
reepondent from eaoh side was
so that there might be no doubt as to the
perfect impartiality of the jud|>inent.
Our correspondents do rot give their
individual views simply, but the prefer
ences expressed by the people of their
The results point unmistakably to the
nomination of Gen Grant by the Re
publicans, and of Mr. Tilden by the
Democrats The vast preponderance of
Republican sentiment in favor of Gen
Grant leaves all other candidates hope
lessly in the rear. Many Republicans
who are personally opposed to his nomi
nation coufess that his name is almost
the only one mentioned in their vicinity
It will be seen by the faots and figures
we present that were the Republican
National Convention to be held at once,
Gen Grant would receive the vote of
every State except Maine. Nevada and
, Orejjjyj, and jjoseibly Califurtya It is
I cleanly apparent, from tbe tone of the
| letters that the movement in favor of
j Gen Grant originates with the masses,
j and not with the politicians. Sen itor
Blaine seem to have seiiously injured
his standing among thi Republican
masses by his advocacy of tbe anti-
It may be stated generally that out of
157 points from which advices have been
received, Gen Grant is tue expressed
ohoice of 130, Senator Blaine 10, and
that Messrs. Wasliburne, Gat field, Sher
man, Conk ling, Edmunds, and Chandler
follow in tbe order named. The Demo
erats in 98 of the 157 districts prefer
Tilden, Thurman comes next with 23
districts, Bayard with 11, and Hen
dricks and Hancock biing up the rear.
Tilden, if the Democratic Convention
were held to morrow, seeuis sure of the
votes of not less than 21 of the 38
Stateß — AT. V. Timet, Radical
A TRIUMPH IN CIVIL E.NGINKKRI.NO.—
Owing to tbe immense weight, the irou
shoes in which rest two of the spans of
the long Lehigh Valley railroad bridge
•t Eastoa, Fa , lately saok about an inoh.
throwing the bridge out of grvde. As
it was certaio tbat the depression wou d
continue owiog to the fact that the iu
side masonry of tbe pier is less solid
than the outside, an iron casting twelve
feet long, three feet three inches wide,
and three inohes thick, weighing 7,000
pounds, was on Thutsday successfully
placed under the spans in order to elevate
them. Tbe spans weigh 180 tons each
Hydraulic jacks were used Tbe spnnß
were raiaed, tbe masoury redressed, the
earnings placed in position, and the spans
lowered, with the stoppage of ■ single
train. This is the greatest engineering
feat that has been attempted and suc
cessfully carried thr>ugb this region
Philadelphia North American
CINCINNATI, April 14.—A special
says f e planing-mill of W. H Riffen
burg at Hobart, Ind , was burned the
12th Loss. SIO,OOO
Slack & De Gruyier's brewery, at
Charleston. W Va , was burned this
morning (14 h). Loss, 110,000; in
surance, |5 000.
NKW ORLEANS, April 14 —P Hol
den's stables, with six buggies, five IIT
ses, hitrness, , were burned |.>-da>.
Tbe loss is estimated at 810,000
The Old-Fashioned Mother.
Thank God ! some of us have an old
fashioned mother. Not a woman of the
period, enameled and painted, with her
great chignon, her curls and bustle, '
whose white, jeweled hands l ave never j
felt the clasp of baby fingers, but a dear, '
old fashioned, sweet-voiced mother, with
eyes in whose depths the love ligl t shone, '
and brown ha.r, threaded with silver,
lying smooth upon her faded cheek.
■ Tbose dear hands, worn with toil, guided
j our totteriog steps iu childhood, and
| smoothed our pillow in sickness, even
j levelling out to us iu yearning tetidtinesn
I »l.eu lmr • *piru was Hi '
i the pearly spray of I be river.
B.enced is ihe memory of an old
| fashioned moil.ei ' li Hats to us now
j iike. I lie beaut ilul perluuie of souie wood
md bl ssiuis Tlie rnu.'ic of other
j voices uoiy be lost, but the entrancing
; memory o her will erho m our souls
! !..r-ver, O.ber facts will fade away
| Mid be forgotten, but hers will shioe on
j until the light fruiu heaven's portals shall
glorify our own
U en in the fi -f u I pause of busy life
| out leet wnnd r burk 'o the old houie
| stead, and crossing the well-worn thres
| iio.d, stuuii i.uce ui.re in th ) low, quuiut
j roniu hullowi d, by her presence, how
ihe ieeliug of childish innocence und de
; pendeuce comes over us, and we kneel
; down iu the mellow sunshine, streaming
through the western window—just where
long years ago we knelt by our mother's
knee, lisping "Our Father."
~ How many times, when the tempter
lures us on, has the memory of tbose
sicred hours, that mother's words, ber
faith and prayers, saved us from plunging
into the abjss of sin ! Years have filled
gteat rifts between her and us, but they
have not hidden from our sight the
bright glory of ber pure and unselfish
A Wonderful Story.
AID FROM THE KKGI ON OV SPIRITS.
X A two wc received in
1 writing, from a gentleman of highest
authority, the following stories (which
he obtained direct from her father) for
publication. It appears tbat some time
' ago a gentleman, who was a man of
properly and a friend of the young lady,
died. A short time ago the young lady
received a message from him stating
that if she would go fo a certain p'ace
| in the garden and dig in a certain way,
she would find a diamond ring. As a
' mere experiment the young ladv followed
the direotious giyen, aod accompanied
by Iriends went to the garden and told
them where to dig. Her instructions
were complied with, and at the very
spot indicated a diamond ring of fine
pattern was found. It was nnearthed t
giveu to the young lady and was valued
by an expert at $125
A short time after this, a second tnes
j sage was received from the dead man,
saying that if the young lady would
follow his directions she would find s
diamond ring of even grester va>ue than
■ the first. The directions were more
oompUcated than before. The main point
however, was to go to a large oak tree,
| with a hollow in it. The young lady
was instructed to put her hand within
this hollow, and bold it there for some
time. She did as directed, being as be
fore accompanied by spectators. She
put her hand io the trunk of the tree
■lid after holding it there a moment
withdrew it hastily, saying, "I've got
it." She fell back very much prostra
ted, aud opening her hand showed a
glittering diamond, being of more than
double the value of the first. It is said
that just before she withdrew her hand
• rumbling, heavy sound was heard with
in the tree, pi.inly audible to the
people standing near — Atlanta Cvnsti
Friends do not grow on every bush
though lovers may, aud when oue finds
a good, true friend, one ought to value
him—nor feel ashamed of it eiiher.
Tbe greatest pleasure of life is love ;
the greatest treasure is contentment; tbe
greatest possesion is health ; the greatest
ease is sleep, and the greatest medicine
■s a true friend.
Beware of prejudices ; they are like
rat*, aud men's minds are like taps.
Piejudioes creep iu esrily, but it is
| doubtful if ihey etui get out.
Two rival belles m»eting at a fashion*
able party, mie said to the other : "How
Well you look under tho candle light I"
j "How very charming ynu are in the
dirk !" retortel the other.
A horse ran away tho railroad de
p.it iu Philadelphia lutely, and knocked
down seventeen persons, each one be
longing to a different "Pianofore" oom
pany about starting on a country tour.
They tried to kill a book agent at
Omaha last week. He was robbed,
thrown into the rive', knocked off the
cars, tossed from a high bridge into the
j river again, and in two hours he was
i around with an illustrated Bible, trying
■ "To get a SffßSßftptTou Irotu the head tit
! the attacking party.
Coming back from a little trip to Hav
re, a Parisian thus bewailed bis misfor
| tune tu a railway eouipanion : ''One
tiling is certain, you w.ui't catch uie on
! any more of these excursions I have
! lost my wife and my caue." Aud then
| he aiided, with tears in his eyes, "And
it wan a new oane, too !"
A pr sooer who finely expected that
1 he vou d get his desert* and bo sent up
I for life, is astonished to hear the jury
Bx his terui of imprisonment at two
)e>r?. ■ Tw» years only !' he exclaimed
in delight ; "ah, tlien, gentlemen of the
I juiy, may heiven do likewise unto you
I a thousand-fold."
Frank Wilson, of Yancey county, so
the Bikersviile Ilepubticau says, wished
i logo West, but lacked the wherewithal.
So he killed a goose, bloodied himself,
i told his brother he had killed a neighbor,
collected 8200 from him and others to
enable him to escape, and escaped.
A New York jury has given a verdict
in favor of a woman who sued a saloon
keeper for depriving her of the support
that ought to Lave been given her by
ber husband, by supplying the latter
with intoxicating liquor and keeping
him in a state of inebriety during hours
when he should have been at work. The
amount of damages awarded is only
fifty-four dollars—just enough to carry
the cost* of the suit—but it is said that
a much heavier sum would have been
given but for the character of the bus
baod' ■' * *. v
PKNSIONFD.-- W. H Hamilton, Sergeant
Company E, 4tb Regiment N. C. S. T ,
who lost an eye in the battle of Williams
burg, in May, 1862, appeared before the
Probate Judge, Sheiiff and County Com*
missioners yesterday, and made applica
tion for the pension granted by the recent
j act of Assembly. It was allowed
I Ralenjh Observer.
One of the largest cotton presses ever
cast in the United States is being con
structed at the Scott works, at Reading.
Each cylinder weighs about fifteen tjns
and, when completed, the whole aparatus
will weigh about three hundred tons.
The 1,859,143,000 cigars made in the
i United States during the last fiscal year
j would eucirole the globe five times if
; placed eud to end, and it is estimated
I 250,000 persons got their living from
Napoleon the First said that agricul
ture was the body and soul of the Em
pire ; and, in the height of his glory, he
gave the subject much atteuticn and
encouragement, and established in France
a Department of Agriculture.
Hog packing in the West last year
was unusually heavy. The total exports
of hog product for the year ending No
vember 1 were 1,157,199 200 pounds,
' or loity-one per ceot. more than the pre
' vious year.
At St. Paul, Minn., there are two dry
goods jobbing houses whose annual sale*
i are as high as SIOOO 000, while several
| boot and ahoe Lous s are doing a business
of not less than $2,000,000 a year.
The receipts of wheat at Detroit for
; the past three months were 1,956,097
bushels, which is an increase of 455,837
bushels over the corresponding period of
i he year previous.
■ ■ ■
A Pennsylvania lumber company baa
just purchased 20,000 aerea of fine tim
ber in Florida, and will ereot a large
saw mill npon the land for the manufac
ture of timber.
A bold heart with a sound bead will
aeoompliah its aims; but fear treeiea
activity at its fountains
The man who can't find anything to
do hunts with great kuushun.