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TIIA T A WAKEXINU.
When the long, long night is over,
Aud we waken from our sleep,
Where no sbldows dark shall hover,
Ami no watclier vigils ketp. >
Shall we wake to blessed morning,
In the world beyond the skies,
And wear garlands as adorning
For the goodness of our lives ?
Sweet will be that blest awakening j
Rare will be the music heard
By the weary, worldly pilgrim
Who has kept ilis gracious word.
The Mule's Opportunity.
There can't be many down town folks
who have not notiocd that little, dried
up, wicked faced mule which draws a
teo-cent express wagon -around the
streets. Attention is generally divided
between the mule and tho driver, who
begins pounding him at daylight and
ueyer stops while there is a prospect of
hitting a spot never discovered before
Tho mule cares juet about as much for
the blow of a club or the prod ot a
twelve-ounce tack as a lion docs for (be
buzz of a fly, and if he was ever beaten
into a faster gait than two miles an hour,
no living man can remember it. Yes
terday morning, in turning into Congress
street from Griswold, the driver missed
his bjow and fell forward upon tbe beast
and then slid down behind him, with his
feet and body somehow held fast by the
shafts and wugon box. Tbe man realized
his peril like a flash, bis bead being close
to the mule's heels, but he did not utter
a shout. A* pedestrians gathered around
he was saying to tbe mule :
"Now's your chance, old Sisyjhus!
For two long years I've pounded you up
and down and back aud forth till you
oouldn't rest. Now you're got me in a
box, go ahead with your kicking, old
misery—l wouldn't beg if I'm killed for
it! I'm glad I pounded you! I've
nothing to take back ! Kick away and
be blamed to you, because if you don't
there won't be any letting up on my
Tho mule ought to have kicked, but
he didu't. He >tood there aa mild as a
stick of candy until the man was extri
cated from his dangerous position, and
t 1 en as the blows fell upon him in a per
fect tornado he surged forward at the old
familiar pace, eyes half closed and ears
flxpping like the jibs of a bi calmed
schooner in mid-ocean.
Bho Took Him at His Word.
A capitol at'iry is told of a Kentucky
girl who had agreed to elope with a
lover whom her parents refused to admit
to the house. She descended tbe ladder
in the night and started with him on
horseback. "Now you aro sure bow
much I love," she said, "you will always
be a truo and kind husband, won't you ? '
lie gruffly answered, "Perhaps I may
and perhaps not." She rode in silenoe
a tew mioutes, when she suddenly ex
claimed, "Oh, what shall we do 1 I
have left my money behind me in my
room." "Then," said he, ''we must go
back and fetch it." They were soon
again at tbe house, the ladder was again
placed, the lady remounted, while tbe
ill-natured lover remained below. But
she delnyed to come, and so ho gently
called, "Are you coming ?" when she
lioked out the window and said, "Per
baps I may and perhaps not," and then
abut down the window.
The State of Georgia sued its late
Treasurer, John Jones, and his sureties,
for the sum of 0254,000, the claim being
principally for the amount of anto bel
lum bonds which, having been once re
deemed by tbe agent of the State in this
city subsequently found their way upon
the market again and were redeemed a
second timo by the Georgia State Treas
urer, Tbe State claimed that Jones,
having a record of tbe bonds as. having
been already paid, and knowing that
Georgia bad no overdue securities, should
be bold responsible for the second pay
ment. The jury found a verdict against
Jones for 192,195, including interest,
but exonerated him from responsibility
for the payment of bonds amounting to
8149,250. Tbe case engaged some of
the best legal talent in Georgia, not in
behalf of Jones, who is a wreck, but of
his bi who aro persons of mcaos.
It is easier for a camel to go through
tho eye of a needle than it is fi>r a girl
to woar her first engagement ring and
not be constantly twirling her bauds or
chewing her finger nails.
DANBURY, N. C., THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1879.
TOO RICH TO AFFORD IT.
BY MARY ORACH UALPINI.
"I don't want to go to sohool any
Mr Palmer raised his pyeßin surprise
to the taoe of his firs!-born, a lad of about
And a bright, intelligent face it was,
though it was a little clouded now by a
feeling of dubiouenoss as to how bis
words would he tuken.
''Why don't you want to go to sehool
any more V
"Well, sir, I'm tired of studying and
—rl don't see any use of it."
'•Think you know enough, that you
don't need to learn any more ?"
The boy oolored under that quizzioal
look and tone.
"I know as much as Geergo Lyman
(iocs, and he left school threo months
ago. 110 saya that ho ain't going to
drudge away ut school when his father
has plenty of money."
Mr. Palmer, turned upon his Ron's
lace a look of grave surprise.
"Did George Lyman say that, Walter ?
His father is poorer than I thought him."
"You are richer than Mr. Lyman is,
aiu't you, fathercried the boy, eagerly.
"I ho;ed I was, but that remaios to
"Mr. Lyman is rich, too, father ; eve
rybody Bays that he is."
"That remuiDs to be seen also. So
you havo quite made up your uind that
you don't want to go to sohool any wore,
my son ?"
"You needn't, then."
"Oh, thank you, father!" cried Wal
ter, his face brightening
"Wait a minute," said Mr. Palmer, as
the boy caught up his hat preparatory to
ranking a dive through the open door.
"Come back ; I have something more to
say to you. You have nothing to thank
me for—except, perhaps, my good in
tentions. Considering it as the beet gift
I oould bestow/ it was tuy intention to
give ynti a thorough education. But
there is a homely but true saying : "One
man can lead a horse to water, but ten
cannot make him drink," So, though I
have by no means changed my opinion
as to the value of an education, I con
sent to your leaving sohool, because if
you feel as you say you do, it will be
only time and money thrown away. But
I want you to understand clearly one
thing; that if you don't go to sohool
you will have to go to work. I cannot
afford to have you idle "
Walter's coantenanco underwent a
very perceptible ohange.
"Do you mean that I must go out at
day's work like Dan Baker and Sam
"I mean that you must have some
steady employment; some trade or busi
ness, which will give you jest so many
hours' work, as surely as the sun rises."
"Why, father, George Lyman and
Will Bromley don't have to work, and
they Bay they don't mean to either.
George told me that he heard bis father
say that you were the richest man in the
"I might bo the richest man in two
counties, and not yet be rich enough to
afford to have my boy idle."
Mr. Palmer 6miled as he saw Walter's
"This is a hard thing for you to un
derstand, my son, and I minht talk to
you from this time until Bunset and not
make it any more clear to you. To
morrow is Saturday, and you know I
always take you somewhere that day.
This time it shall he to Plainfield, where
an old schoolmate of mine is living. A
visit to him, and the place where he
lives, will serye better to explain my
meaning than anything else I can say
The next morning Walter and his
father started out, bright and early, in
the open phaeton, drawn by a pair of
well matched, mettlesome bays, whioh
bore them swiftly along the smooth bard
Plainfield was fifteen miles distant,
and the way thither through such a
beautiful oountry, and so entirely new to
Walter that he forgot what his father
had said the day before, until the oar
riago stopped in front of a gloomy stone
"Are you going to stop here, father 7
Why, it looks like a prison !"
'•lt is a prison," said Mr Palmer,
who hnd hern unusnally grove and silent
during their ride as Wultor romcm l ered
"But I thought we wero going to seo
an old schoolmate of yours ?"
"Here is where ho lives."
Walter followed his father silently up
the steps which led to tho heavy mas
sive door of tbo main entrance.
"Did you ever think that any one of
your schoolmates might find a home in
some such place as this ? or that even
yon might ?" said Mr Palmer as bo
pulled a bell whose olangor broke harshly
upon the strange silenco that reigned
Before Walter could veply th> heavy
back, and they were ushered
into the warden's office.
lie was a htavily-bearded cinn, with
a stern, altnoet forbidding countenance;
but he shook hands with Mr. Palmer,
whom ho had met before, bestowing on
Walter a pleasant word and smile, the
latter giving his fa-.-c quite another us
"I oame to inqnire about John John
son, the forger," said Mr. Palmer, after
a few preliminary words "He is an old
schoolmate of mino. I remember him
as a high-spirited boy, rather head
strong, and fonder of play than of study,
but with many genial and pleasant traits
of character. How is he getting along ?"
"Very well. Had he been competent
I should have given him a place as book
keeper, made vacant by a convict whose
time was up. As it WUB I had to put
him in the shoe shop. He is quiet, but
takes it pretty hard, as such ohars arc
apt to who have always had plenty of
money and nothing to do. It is net in
strict accordance with the rules, but if
you would like to 800 him I'll have him
Mr. PalmA assented ; and in a few
minutes a grave, quiet man entered whose
closely-cut hair and peculiar dross gave
him a very strange look to Walter, who
had never seen anything liko it before.
He seemed glad to see Mr. Palmer,
tbougfe iliere was a visible constraint in
his manner which showed that he felt
keenly his cbangod position and sur
Of tho two Mr. Palmer seemed the
most affected. His voioe broke a litt'e,
as he said:
"I am gfad to see you. Mr. Johnson,
but sorry, very sorry to find you hero."
"You can't be more sorry than I am
to find myself hero," said the man with
a forced smile.
Then, as if anxious to change tho
subject he turned to Walter.
"I needu't ask whose boy this is?"
"It is my oldest son, Walter. He is
just about the same age that we were
when we used to go to school together,
in dear old Bridgcville. Have you for
gotten all about those days, John ?"
Whether it was these words, or the
sight of that fresh, innocent fnee. for a
few moments Johnson struggled silently
with the lender and subdued recollections
that rushed over him ; then breaking
down utterly, he covered bis faoe with
\\ alter had never seen a man weep
before ; sobs and moans wore some
thing that he never forgot.
"I wish I oould J" said the wretched
man, lifting up his pale, tear stained
face "I wish I could forget what 1
onoe was, all that I might have been,
adS what 1 am ! 1 sometimes think it
is a horrible dream ; that I shall some
dsy wake and Qod it so !"
"How did it happen ?" inquired Mr,
Palmer, as soon as his oompanion was
calmer. "When I last saw you,
your prospects were bright—apparently
brighter than mine."
"It can be Bummed up in two words,"
was the gloomy response : "Idleness
and bad company. If my father had
trained me to habits of industry and self
reliance, I should not have come to this.
Hut be loved me; and glad lam that
tho grave has hid from him all knowledge
of the shame and misery of his son,
whom his ill-judged, short-sighted kind
ness ruined. As you know, I would not '
study ; I thought that thero was no need ;
for me—a rieh man's son—to do that;
I oan remember how I despised the dull •
plodding follows, who are hooorablo men
to day. My father's death put roe into ;
the possession of wealth, of which I never
earned a dollar, and of when* use, and
worth I knew nothing How it went I
hardly knew; but I awoke ono morning
to find myself poorer than the lowest
THC FLOWERS COUkCIION
olerk in the establishment, that my fat
her had built up with ao much care and
labor, but whioh had now passed into
the hands of strangers. My fair weather
friends, who had helped spend my money,
urging me to every conceivable folly and
extravuganco, left as soon as they found
that thero was no more to f-pend. I
knew uothing about getting money by
honest work, but money I must have ;
so I turned my attention to tho various
ways of getting money without work
The rest needs no telling.
fiere tho warden entered ; and with
bis heart somewhat cheeted and strength
ened by Mr. Palmer's whispered words
of cucouragoiußtit and sympathy, John-,
son returned to hia dreary task.
Tho warueu now took them around
through thp various workshops, cells,
etc., kiadiy explaining to Walter what
he did not understand.
When they visited the shoe shop,
Walter saw Johnson sitting there amoDg
the rows of busy, silent men, not one of
whom dared lift his eyes as they passed
"flow many of those men," inquired
Mr. l'almer, as they returned to tho office,
"havo ever been trained to any useful
trade or business ?"
"Not one in ten."
The spirited bays, in glittering har
ness, were champing their bits and tossing
their heads impatiently outside the high
walls, and Walter experienced a feeling
of relief as ho found himself onoe more
out in the pure, sweet air and bright
"How dreadful it must be to have to
live in such a place as that!" he said,
as reaching an eminonee, he gave a
baokward glance at tho building which
looked so grim and solitary in the dis
"It is the ncocssary that is dreadful,
my son. Miserable as these men are,
they are happior there, where they aro
obliged to be orderly and industrious,
though only through the foar of punish
ment, than if they wero allowed to fol
low, unrestrainedly, the devices of their
foolish and evil hearts."
There was silence for somo minutes.
Then Mr. Palmer said :
"You asked mo a quction yesterday,
Walter, and this is my answer; a better
answer than any words can frame. The
world calls me a rich man, and so I am
I am able to afford you many advantages,
•all tho opportunity you can aek 'or, moral
and mental culture, but I am not, I
never shall be, rich enough to afford to
have you idle. Strang* as it may sound,
lam too rieh to afford it. I havo a mill,
filled with industrious operatives, whose
living from week to week depends on its
skilful and prudent management. 1
have bousts full of tenants, whose health
and oomfort depend largely upon whet
her their landlord is a just and faithful
man. These and other interests may
souio day bo trusted to you. Many a
father has learned to bis sorrow, that to
have his boys idle is something that rich
men cannot afford to do."
"I think I will go to sohool Monday,
father," was Walter's only response to
Tho world is full of honoy-worded
men who have nothing but beeswax for
baok-bone They are polite, dignified,
cultured as Lord Cchcsterfield, marvol
ously loving you, self saorificingly re
specting you, as patronizing toward yon,
betimes, as if angels had oome down to
minister to you. Mark such men. Ap
ply the Gospel gaugo to them. Get
their exact girth about tbo heart, and
across tho choulders when men are
measured, arid you will find shrinkages
and padding, and prutense. Policy
runs through their fiiondiiiiess.
Very temptiug baits aro put on hooks,
and dropped into a tuau for his vote, in
Church and State the same. Policy
always overdoes its attentions. A
serpent in the grass is a serpent, think
of him as we may ; and ho cannot trans
form himself into a rabbit and look in*
nooout, or wing himself into a bird and
Charles MotrU, a youth of 17, was
horribly mutilated in Henderson oounty,
North Carolina, by two brothers named
W 0. and Etchiaoo Lydi;v, in rovongu
for the seduction of a relative. Mortis
is said to he in a ori'tcal condition.
It i° a flmgu'ar thing that no riUrond
man has applied for a patent on the
Politeness in mnnev, which enriches
not him who receives it, but who dis
110 need* nn other rosary whose
thread of lifo is strung with beads of
love aud thought.
In Now York tho demand for flour
has been very good, and yet the prices
hove had a downward tendency, cspcoially
for common extras, tho supplies of which
have materially increased.
An Oswego girl, according to tho Un
in a ohorort pew, and it an badly scired
the young man at her side that he fainted.
Ele thought it was his mouataehe.
Before laying shingles npin your
buildings, immerso them for a short time
in lime water, putting them in place npon
tboroof immediately on removing them.
This will add immensely to their valuo.
"That man came to this city forty
years ago, purchased a basket, and com
menced gathering rigs. How much do
you suppose he is worth now?" We
gave it up. "Nothing, aud he owes for
Tho first barrel of flour from this
season's whoat was made in Georgia and
presented to the Episcopal church iu
Amerieus, that State, to bn sold in be
half of its indebtedness. It was sent to
the New York produce exobaoge to bo
A gentleman residing in Westfield,
who wag robbed of n valuable gold wntoh
and chain ten yeara ago, received his
property last Sunday froui a Catholio
priest in New York, tho thief having
made confession and restitution —New
Standing Hear, tho Ponca Chief lately
liberated at Omaha, was grateful to
Lawyers Wobster and Poppleton, who
had argued his case in court. lie mado
a ceromonious visit to them, delivered a
speech in his own language, and gavo
eaoh a tomahawk that had been au heir,
loom in bis family.
FIRST STEM TO RUIN —Tt may to
. some, seem trifling to say that tho first
oigar a young man takes within his lips
ofton proves his first stop into a oareer
of vico. I grievo and tremble over
every youth whom I see contracting
this habit; it often leads to other and
worso things.— John An gel I James,
A man named Murray, in a drnnkon
freak at St. Louis climbed over the sido
of a bridge and /ell a distance of sevou
ty five foot !o the ground below, merely
dislooa'ing a shoulder and inflicting
slight internal injuries. Wben picked
up ho began cursing somo imaginary
person whom ho thought had pushed
him off a sidewalk.
A pretty girl "out west" told her bean
that she was a mind-reader. "You don t
say so !" he exclaimed. "Can you read
what's in my mind ?" "Yes," said she,
"you have it in your mind to ask me to
be your wife, but you're just a little
scared at tho idea." Their wedding
cards are out
"Chawlos," languidly drawled Jose,
phine, looking up from her book. "I
sec one of the studies at Went Poiut is
trigonometry. What is trigonometry,
anyhow t" "Trigonometry," replied
Charles, toying with an inyalid mous
tache, "is a a-is the science of pulling
the trigger, of course " "I thought so,"
Baid Josepliiue, resuming her novel.
The religion of somo people is like
certain delieato articles ot trado, it will
not bear transportation. They seem to
think that a change of residence is a
dispensation absolving them from religi
ous obligation and service. Think, un
faithful disciple, of this question : Will
the religion that will not bear transpor
tation a few hundred miles now bear the
scrutiny of the judgmont ?
Dean Stanley one Sunday afternoon
years ago remarked to his wife, it is
said, that the poople had gazed intently
at him while he preached his moruing
sermon. "How could they help it, my
dear," she replied, "'when one of your
gloves was ou the top of yemr head all
the time ?" The pood Dean makes no
gestures while he preaches, and stauds
quite still, so that tho glove, whioh it
seems hud fulien frouj his hat to his head,
remained there during tho entire dig.
A muscular man six feot tall rocently
stalkod through Uuion square, New
York, in broad daylight, without a stitch
of clothing on him, and prooeeded to
batbe in tho fountain, to tbe amazcmcut
of tbe crowd in that popular resting,
place. A policeman took him into cus
tody, but the man re-tisti d un attempt
to drape Dig nudity, ntid compelled the
officer to'anebmpary hitu back. across the
square to his apartments, where he
dressed hiiuself and submitted to bo Ukeo
to the station, where it was ascertained
be was a noted Poind) portrait paintm l ,
who had recently lost his wifu and bu-
Cftine demented in OOUBcqucnce.