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AFTER ALL TUE OOLDEN HOURS.
After all the golden hours
Gleaming tUro' the wreath of flowers
That 'round our joys are twined,
Do they ease the troubled mind?
After golden wings hare Down,
After roses drop full blown,
Alter perfumed breeze floats by,
Is ttiue still the restless sigli ?
After all the (rood we've wrought,
Alter all the best we've sought,
Will we clasp our hands and pray,
Give, oh, give another day ?
After e'en that added day
Will we ask for more delay j
W ill we still the gift despise
Though it comelh from the skies ?
After all, like threads of gold,
tiood shines in our garmeute old,
- a we" i awaiis our taste.
Much we use and much we waste ;
After all the limee they're glad,
After all the times they're sad,
Mortals cling lo earthly things,
Giing to life and all it brings.
Tko Country's Need.
A contemporary wisely says : "What
oat country Deeds to-day tnore than the
manufacturer, the merchant or the law
yer, is the farmer. It seems, however,
next to impossible to get people to realize
this fact, or to act on it when they do
In spite of the hard times young men
oontinuo to lounge around large cities,
where there is no possible hope of em
ployment, waiting for something to turn
up, and utterly neglcoting the opportu
nities that are presented in the oountry
The truth is, people now-a-days are too
much at* hard work, and decidedly
object to til, J of living which has to
be earned by tne sweat of the brow.
Tbey bad muoh rather live by the sweat
of somebody else'B brow, if they can."
The South's Hopeful Future.
A matter of great interest to New
England, and vital importance to the
South, is tbo rapid iuciease of cotton
milk in the slates south of the Potomac.
North Carolina has fifty mills, and in all
there are reported one hundred and
eighty three erected since the war in the
cotton growing states. This is tho only
opportunity of the South. Let princi
pies of economy be observed in state and
municipal government; let capitalists be
assured that they will not be burdened
y enormous taxes ; let law and order
prevail as in New England, and there
is no reason why the region where oot
ton grows at the factory door, where
rivers (urn the mill wheels, and the ad
jacent fields furnish the operatives with
the staff of life, cannot compete success
fully with the territory east of the Hud
son, which brings its cotton a thousand
miles for manufacture, buys its fuel five
hundred miles away, and transports the
food of its laborers half way across the
continent. The outlook in the southern
states is hopeful, and they mußt hava a
great future before them.— Boston Her
A Business Boy.
One of the orango sellers on the Cam
pus M irtius found a bad specimen among
his fruit and carelessly tossed it away.
It struck an old woman in the eye, and
she made such a fuss over the aocident
that the man gave her a doieo oranges
to go her way in peace. She bad soarcely
left, when a sharp lookin* boy about
twelve years of age slid up to the fruit
seller and said :
"Say, are you going to hit any more
old women to day ?"
"Why, no—not if I can help it," was
"If you are, give me a ohanoe," con
tinued the lad. "I'll bring my mother
down here and you may hit her in both
eyes for half the oranges yea gave that
other woman, and if that isn't fair you
cao have a shot at dad aod me."—De
troit Free Press.
BUSINESS IN NKW YORK.—The con
ditions and prospects of trade are still
very good, but we have reaohed a period
when there is a tendency to wind op the
spring business, preparatory to the clos
ing of semi-annual acoounts; and ia the
export of domestic products only can a
fall movement be reported.
The present status of the provision
market oalls for a repetition of the re
marks noted at the bead of last week's
report. The tone is of a generally
steady and uniform character, and has
remained so for several days, with a fair
movement n aggregate reported—N. Y.
A poor freedom is better than a rich
DANBURY, N. C„ THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 1879.
She had beeo so often importuned by
him to let him come iuto the house,
that her heart melted till it was almost
as soft as his head.
'But mind,' Baid she, 'my pa is bur
glar mad, and imagines every noise he
hears in the hout»e is one oi' them; and
as he will not allow me to keep company
in the house, you must go as soou as he
He promised obedience. They had
scarcely sat half an hour before the old
man was at the fiont duor, fumbling
witfi his key.
T Ob ! I must hide yon,' cried the girl,
as she hurriedly glanced around for a
She led him into the kitchen and per
suaded bim to creep into a barrel, which
stood in a corner. She covered him up
with a bread board and returned to the
sitting-room to meet her pa. The bar
rel was damp, and contained an odor not
altogether oongenial; but be dared not
stir. Tbo old man went armed, so she
bad informed him. Ten minutes passed,
wheu heavy footsteps appr aolied the
door, which was opeued ; then the old
man took off the lid and emptied the
oontonts of • wasb-basin over bim ! He
wiuoed, but was glad when the barre]
was covered again, and the old man left
the kitchen Trying to shift bis cramped
position, he bumped his head against the
lid, and it fell to the floor ! He leaped
from the barrel, sought the cover in the
dark and found it; he jumped back into
the slop barrel just in time, the lid was
adjusted just a * pater familias came in
with a lamp in one hand, a revolver in
'Face me like men,' roared he, savage
ly tramping about, and I'll show you
what a man in his own house can do.'
He searched around for ten minutes
then returned to the sitting-room. Ju
lius began to wish himself at home.
His loye was deoidedfy cooled. t But the
oatastrophe was near. A little pet dog
slipped into tbe kitchen and smeiied h«#>
ut. He began to bark, which brnrght
out tbe old man again, followed by his
'There's some one in the stop barrel,'
'Scald bim to death J' cried his wife.
'l'll fix him,' said he. 'Here, take
my revolver, and shoot when he pops
out his bead, wkile I roll out the barrel.'
Then he it into tbe yard, turned
it upside dawn, and called for bis revol
ver. Tiis was not to be endured. Our
love siok youth gave one kick and
energed from tbe barrel, and went for
tbe fence. He scrambled over it and
ran for life. He avoids that girl now>
for he has a faint idea that it was a 'put
up job' between ber and her pa.
Funeral Party Struck by Lightnfng.
Lightning struck tbe house of J. D.
Barnard, town of Little Valley, N Y ,
doing damage to both person and prop
erty A few of the people in the neigh
borhood bad assembled at Mr. Barnard's
toattcod tbe funeral of a child who had
died of diphtheria. The people had
just got together and were about to open
the services, when the lightning struck
the house, passing down the chimnpy,
demolishing the stove pipe, and dividing
it into two parts One branch struck
Mrs. J. B. Munger, tearing off both
i hies, burning a hole in the heel of one
of her stockings, and blistering a place
on her foot tbe eixe of a silver dollar,
and cutting tbe flesh on tbe bottom of
the other very badly. She was also
burned on the lower part of her limbs,
and her dress torn to pieces. She was
rendered insensible by the shock, and
was supposed for a time to be dead. Tbe
dress of another lady was torn some
what, and other peoplo sb poked by tbe
bolt, but no one was hurt much except
Mrs. M unger. Tbe other part of tbe
bolt passed into the room in which tbe
body of the obild lay, and When near
the center of the room shivered tbe floor
and passed through, killing two dogs
that were under tbe floor.
Baxter Springs was tbe centre of the
Kansas oattle trade ten years ago, and
1250,000 was borrowed on bonds for
publio works. Afterward the place loet
most of its business and population and
has just bought iu the bonds for
. -+• • ■»
A penny saved is twice ettruod.
The suDniest spots of life are those
wncrc kindly feelings breaks out through
unexpected clouds of custom or preju
dice, and illuminates a human soul in
sorrow or tribulation. And often it is
the sunniest where the clouds are the
thickest, and often seemingly the most
insignificant, just as the most gorgeous
sunset glows when the clouds are scat
tered and diminutive. Minor misfortunes
| of a certain class are generally accepted
as-food for laughter. If the wind whisks
off a man's hat and gives him a long
chttse for its recovery, and especially if
i bj-flbance he smashes it before obtaining
i possession, does he expect to get any
sympathy! Of course not. He expects
to sec a smile on every face, and is oot
I astonished if while runuing his course
he hears the shouts and jeers of all the
little boy's in eight. Hut, alter all, the
little boy'h hearts are generally in the
right place, as the following incident
will serve to show : The other day, as an
old colored man was coming down town
the wind in a frolicsome mood blew his
hat high in the air and deposited it in
side of the high iron picket ieucu oi the
.old Franklin sohool-house. The gate
was locked, the fence was high, with
sharp pickets on the top, and the old
man, having in vain tried to reach bis
hat tirough the fence, had exhausted his
resources, aod, with his head powdered
with dust was evidently almost in dispair
of Regaining it. But before leaving bis
uncomfortable walk before the fence, a
bright little boy, on his way tn Sunday
school, came along.and, seeing ataglat.ee
the position of affairs, did not stop to
laugh, but 6ealed the fence at once, re
covered the hat, and departed on his
way, with tbe hearty thanks of the old
man That boy's lessons hive done biin
good, whether be obtained them ut Sun
day school or not.
. A Hero of tbe Faiisians.
Darintf tbe siege of Puris there was
no"t)i -1 3y more popular, sud afterward
there was nobody more unpopular than
Sergeant Hoff. He with bis own band
slew twenty-seven Germans during tbe
first six weeks of the siege. Ilis gal
lantry was rewarded by praise lavished
in bis regimental order of tbe day and
tbe Legion of Honor bestowed on hiui.
The minister of war told him that it
was very important that a dispatch
should reach Marshal Bazaine, and of
fered him $4,000 to undertake the mis
sion. It was perilous He staked his
head on success. It was easier for hiui
than for many Frenchmen—he was an
Alsacian and spoke German well. He
said to the minister of war : '1 accept
tbe mission, but I refuse the money.''
Howl after howl of indignation went
up when it was found Sergeant Huff had
disappeared It was said that he had
always been a Prussian spy arid was uow
a traitor. The government gave the
key-note to these howls to save Hoff's
life if he were discovered as he passed
through the enemy's lines. He safely
reaohed Bazaine. The war over, be was
made keeper of' Vendome Column. The
keeper ot the Triumphal Arch died the
other day. and Sergeant 11 ff to «ho de
light of Parisians, has been appointed to
tbe vacant place.
SLKF.P. —No medicine can equal sleep
in good effects. It is the essential to
good health. Sleep has a great deal to
do with the disposition and temper A
sound sleeper is seldom unduly disturbed
by trifles, while a wakeful, restless per
son is apt to be irritable. A great deal
has been written about the advantages
of ourtailing the hours of repose and
sleeping but little. We are inclined to
thiuk that there is room for doubt
whether the benefits of closely limiting
the time given to rest have not been
exaggerated. Aotive persons of nervous
temperament can hardly get too much
sleep. We koow very well that the
saving of two or three hours a day from
slumber is in one sense equivalent to a
considerable prolongation of human life,
and we are no advocates of indolence ;
but the fact still remains that slced
may be so muoh abridged as to leave
the system incapable of as muoh effective
work to two hours as might be performed
in a better condition in one.
"Madam," said a tramp, "wouldn't
you give me an old pair of pants, for
I'm btairiu' lu uubth.
Starvation in Egypt.
Accustomed as I have been for years '
to see various forms of misery and up ;
pression among tbodowu trodden Feliu- i
heen, I have never witnessed such Rcercf
of hopeless wretchedness as I beheld
this year. Scarcely ever did I and mv '
companion approach a village but the
thrilling "keen" of the women betokened 1
a recent death, and these deaths were |
always ascribed to st.a-vation In one I
town, How, near one of the largest Khe
divial Sugar-works, 1 saw two men aetu- i
aily dying of starvation in the open :
street, the one an old man, the other in i
t i.e pi line of life Both were so n teily '
emaciated aa to wear tho appearance of
skeletons covered with brown skin. I j
shill never forget the frightful, wolfish |
ospeot of a fellow creature in the saDie |
neighborhood. He was a young man,
once Rood looking, whose wasted face j
seemed all eyes, eo much bad tho lower i
purl fallen away, who sat, a mere bag of
bones, in the midst of a field from which 1
the su,;ar crop had been carried away, !
raveno sly gnawing bits of desiccated j
eaue brash. So weak was ho, that when j
called to receive a small sum of money, '
he could scarcely drag his emaciated
body np to thi path, although it was but
a Tout or two raised above the field. IT3
received the money without a sign of
pleasure upon his shrunken face—he j
was too far gone for that. But when I ,
bethenght me of a dry cako of Arab '
bread and gave it to him, be devoured it
rapidly, and tottering after us he at length
found strength to express bis thanks. !
Throughout the Saced, the otnaciatioD |
of the women and children was some- 1
thing awful to witness ; literally, mnlti
tudes appeared absolutely fleehless.
Died, on Monday. March 10th, 1879, j
at. the residenoe of his son in this county,
Abner Wiley, in the 90th year of his
age. Born in Guilford county, North
Carolina, his early manhood WBB
spent, he moved thence to Indiana in
1831. Ten years afterward ho jour
neyed to JeffersOD county, this State,
and there he made his boroe till 1850
when, be went with his son, A S. Wi
ley, who joined the army of gold-seekers
and spent three years amid the moun
tain! mines of Oregon. Returning at the
end of that time, he has since dwelt with j
his children Lung indeed has been his
journey. Since it was commenced all of
tbe great battles of Napoleon have been |
fousrht. He was quite a lad when !
Washington passed away. Ho was a
voter before tbe keel of a steamor rip
pled the American waters. The tele
graph found him midway on his life's j
voyago. He was a soldier in the war of j
1812. But his journey is ended, he has
gone over to tbe other shore of tbe
Great River ond is now re united witb
the loved and lost who have gone on be
fore—Hurt County, (Neb ,) Purlonian. !
NOTKS FKOM THK DBPARTMKST OF Aa J
mcuLTURK —Col. IJ L. Polk, Cominis- 1
sinner of Agriculture, leturocd Sunday [
from his tour in the Western portion of S
the State. He reports the wheat crop
in the Piedmont section as splendid;
oats a failure; tobacco promising well
and a very poor fiuit prospect.
Contributions to tbo Agricultural Mu
seum are coming in rapidly, and the cor
respondence from every section of the
State promising material assistance in the
exhibition to be made at the next Stale
Agricultural Fair increases daily. It is
said (hat more interest is taken in this
direction than ever known before. The
authorities of tho State Agricultural So
ciety have decided to erect a hall 112
feet long by 32 broad, midway between
tho Generdl Exhibition Hull und tho j
Grand ftrid, especially for this uxh.- j
bttioi . -Ra/eij/h Obtwrotr.
WHAT T BACCO PLANTKUS SHOULD
RAISE —A casual observer may go on
any tobacco market and he will be
struck with the vast quantity of com
mon tobacco that is being raised and
sold. There is no profit in raisiog in
ferior grades of tobacco, but every
planter should endeavor to raise a fine
quality of the weed. The man who
raises tine tobacoo is growing rich rapid
ly, but on the other hand he who is
raining common stuff is growing poorer
The main object should be not to raise
tho largest number of pounds, but to
make evory p'und finer than lhat of
1 anvhody else ia the country -
' . "fin U.
An d >-:>r will teaipt » saint.
All truths must not be told at all
Truth i- stranger than fiction, for
i (here is Jess of it
There i» one advantage in marrying a
woman who habii i a i*«it>d of herowu—
i she cau't forever be giving you a piece
j of it.
E' - e wan the Am! and we reckon the
j mly woman who did not gather up ber
j dies* in hutb hands and yell at the sight
of a ur atrj.
The G icen backers of Ohio nominated
\ on the 4; t> ,nst , A S Piatt for Govern
|"r and Hugo Prior fjr Lieutenant
The Baltimore Gazette calls flic editor
! of the Billimore A'cic* a good many
pretty names, perhaps the least offensive
| being "an oleaginous hog "
i The W union's Debating Society at
! Jasper, J* In , has decided that the women
jof the United States are worthy o
suffrage, but do not desire it
Love is a name of pitch and catch.
; 110 "throws" his affections and she gen
| orally catches them on the first bounce,
j In the end, both fetch up at the 'home
The Royal Geographical Society of
Great Britain is taking steps for organ
j izing a uniform system of spelling for
| the names of places througbrut the
Gen. James Shields died suddenly in
j lowa, on May 2d He did what no oth
er man ever did, was sent to the United
States Senate from three different States,
| Illinois, Minnesota and Missouri
A.Georgia farmer kills snakes, lays
! them in a furrow and plants corn in the
| furrow—N. Y Herald Groat Sontt J
When tb? corn becomes to be distilled
- and consumed —• But we don't like to
I think ot it.
Tho talented Eirl of R >sel ury at a
publio dinner, o L.ndon, paid a le*
j served tribute tiio press wher. he said
it 'wan a pro jr> which bud strung ed
out of the ii ,r "'tics of the censorship
of former ti to a position of uo
j nqntled p.~-i?.tiea iu the future.'
| PiiTLAt)*LVHiA, June 10—Parr, the
j murderer ot his daughter, died this
morning. All his immediate relations
j are now in custody anu a rigid investi
! gation will be had, with the view c.f
J discovering by whom the poison was
| cony eyed to him.
Mr. Geo. IC Tu'e, of the Mountain
Island Cotton f.ictory, returned yester
day from the North, where he bad just
purchased two hu idred additional looms
tor the factory They will arrivoby the
Ist of July, and will be put up imme
diately.— Charlotte Observer.
THOUGHT HE lI \D HIM— It was
| thn»rht 1-st week that Gov Jarvis had
| M. S. Littlefield under arrest and ready
to come back to North Carolina to an-
I swer certain charges against him, but
Litt It field sued out a habeas corpus and
i concluded not to comc. It is strange
j that criminals can not bo brought to
! justice.— Raleigh, Advocate.
I LONDON. June 10—The Times' finan
cial article suys: At the request o! n.
| committee of Louisiana bondholders,
! the chairman of the council of foreign
bondholders has seut a protest to the
Goveruor of Louisiana against any at
; tempt of the State Convention now sit-
I ting to reduce the State debt as arranged
I under the refunding act of 1574,
An nnti Grant movement has been
j started in St Louis, with John B Hen
derson. ex-Congro£«m in Finkolnhurgand
! Emil Prctorius editor of the Westlicbe
j Post and partner of Carl Sehurz, among
| '.he leaders. At a conference a few
I evenings ago some of those participating
even declared that should Gen Grant
: be nominated for n third term they
j would abstain from voting.
South Carolina Railroads are d/>ing all
they can for their own people and news
papers We noted a ds>y or two ago that
Charleston papers arc delivered in every
I county in the State on the day of publi«
1 oation. Yesterday's AW* ami Courier
; notes the fact that it is now delivered in
Hetidersonville, Aaheville and othei
, North Carolina towns with the sam«j,
speed. Over here papers lie iu the office
twelve hours before starling. Both South
Caro in i and its railroads will prosper.
A-heville (Vii-.r,, ; Mr T. N Long,
of E'igeon River, Haywood county, last,
year raided a gourd weighing 72 pounds,
and whinh holds 13 gallons of water,
and it was not a good year for gourds
I either, ('an anybody beat this in the
gourd line ( Mr. S M. Gilbert iH
about establish' iu Aslieville a regular
shoe roauufio , with all tho latest im
provomout.l o nary for the successful
conduct of ,ii. n establishment.
On Wed net light of Isst week, M.
! I'leuiuiotis, ot M idison, but who wes
confined in the jn! at Waynesville, suc
ceeded in bieuking through the window
> of his cell, and, jumping to the ground,
! m r,'* ■ 'r'.«id h>* r o»|.o. Other pris >neis
,iu > ooai ■ ~i-i t a v»uape with hiun