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COURAGE OF IIIS CONVIOTIOKB.
SOLO BY R B HAYES.
Ah, little ye know of my ways.
My rials and fearful afijietious ;
But ye must admit that I have
The courage of Chandler's convictions.
To try to find friends in the South
I turned from the fellows who made me ;
But stiil was the hook in my month,
And now like a fish they have played me.
'l'is hard for my weak lungs to sound
The stalwart Republican slogan,
And yet I have couiage enough
To hold the convictions of Logan.
Tho party I now must support.
For the iake of our honest John Sherman,
And tile contest may yet be so close
That troops will the issue determine.
They may call mo a fool if they will,
A doukey, or even a donkling ;
But the courage they cannot despise
That backs the convictious of Conkling.
An Effect of Rivalry.
Cincinnati and Louisvillo used to be,
and perhaps stiil arc, rivals for the trade
ci the region wbioh their location makes
common ground. The "drummers"—
"commercial travellers," ae the English
call them—of either city frequently
came in contact on their travels.
One night a party of each were casu
ally assembled in the bar-room of a hotel,
indulging in drinks, joking between
whiles at tho pretensions of their city
"Now," said a Cincinnati man, when
the evening had worn on and hilarity
was at its bight, "I invite you to take a
drink in the Louisville fashion."
The party stood up to the bar aud
drank off their drinks, when the Cincin
nati man laid d>>wn a dime in payment,
the prioe of a drink for one.
"How's tliis 7" said the barkeeper.
"This," said the Cincinnati man, "is
the Louisville style, in whion I iuvited
the party to drink. I pay for mine ;
each one of the party pays for his."
Presently a Louisville man asked the
company to take a drink in the Cincinnati
They eame up emiling, and eaoh
pouted off his drink to the health of
Ciuoinosti, with thauks to tbe Louisville
This over, the Louisville man, as they
tell bacJc from tbe bar, said solemnly to
A Candid Opinion.
A Detroit lawyer, noted for his wiso
and candid opinions, was the other day
visited by a young lawyer, who explained :
"I was admitted two years ago, and I
think I know something about law, yet
the minute I arise to address a jury i
forget all my points and can do nothing.
Now, I want to ask you if this doesn't
show lack of confidence in myself, and
how oan I overoome it. 7
The wise attorney shut his eyes and
studied the oase for a moment before an
"My young friend, if it is lack of con
fidence in yourself it will some day van
ish, but if it is lack of brains you had
better sell out your offioo-effects and buy
a pickar and a long handle shovel."
"But how am I to determine 7 anxi
ously asked the young man.
I'd buy the pickax anyhow and run
my chanoes I" whispered the aged ad
viser, as he moved over to the peg for
SOME PAPKK USES —The Western
Paper Trade sums up tbe following lift
of artiolcs manufactured of paper, dis
played at tbe reoe nt Berlin Exhibition :
Animals, wash-basius, water-oans, car
peting, bonnets, a ship full rigged, lan
terns, hats, masks, skirte, clothes, fall
suits, straps, handkerchiefs, napkins,
bath tubs, buckets, bronzes, (lowers, urns,
window blinds, asphalt roofing, material
for garden walks, ooral jewelry, window
curtains, shirts, laoe, belting, and a
bouse made of pine, but with not only
roof, ceiling, oornioe, and interior walls
of paper, but all the furniture, blinds,
curtains, chandeliers, carpeting, orna
mental doors, numerous mantel and table
ornaments, and finally a stove of asbes
tos paper burning oheerfully, and not
consuming itself as it evidently ought
to do. All these things indicate some
of tbo possibilities of the adaptation of
paper. The question at present is, where
will these possibilities oud 7
A great proof of superiority is to
bear with impertinence.
DAN BURY, N. C., THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 1879. T , c ,
Saved by a Flash of Lightning.
My name is lluut. Yes, sir; An
thony Hunt. I am a settlej- oti this
Western prairie. Wilds! '"Yes, sir;
it's little clue than wilds now, but you
should have seen it when I and my wife
first moved up here. There was not a
house within sight for miles. Even
now we havo not many neighbors; but
those wo have are downright good ones.
To appreoi ite your neighbors as you
ought, sir, you must live iu thoso lonely
places, so far removed from the haunts
What I am about to tell of,
ten yoars ago. I was going to a distant
town, or settlement, to sell some fifty
head of cattle—fine creatures, sir as
over you saw. The journey was a more
rare event with me than it is now ; and
my wife had always plenty of commis
sions to charge me with in the shape of
dry goods and groceries, and such like
Our youngest child was a sweet gentle
thing, who had been named after her
Aunt Dorothy. We called tho child
Doily. This time my commission in
cluded one for her —a doll. Sho had
never had a real doll ; that is, a bought
doll; only the rag bundles bcr mother
made for ber. For some days before
my departure the child could talk of
nothing else—or we, eit' er, for the mat
tor of that—6be was a great pet, the
darling of us all. It was to be a big,
big doll, with golden hair and blue eyes.
I shall never forget the child's words the
morning I was starling, as she rau after
me to the gate, or tbe pretty picture she
made. There are soaie children sweeter
and prettier than others, sir, as you can't
but have noticed, and Dolly was one.
"A very great big doll, please, daddy,"
called out after me; "and please bring
it very soon."
I turned to nod a "yes" to her as she
stood in ber olean whitcy-browu pinaforo
against the gate, her nut brown hair
... .Ailing, in curls about her neck and the
light breeze stirring them.
A brave doll, I answered, for my little
one—almost as big as Dolly.
Nobody would believe, I daro say,
how full my thoughts were of that prom
ised doll, as I rode along, or what a nice
one I meant to buy. It was not often I
spent money in what my good, thrifty
wife would call waste; but Dolly was
Dolly, and I meant to do it uow.
The cattle sold, I weut about my pur
chases, aud soon had uo eud of parcels
to be packed in the saddlebags. Tea,
sugar, rice, caudles—but I need not
weary you, air, with telling of tbem, to
gether with the calico for sbirts and
nightgowns and tho delaine for tbe
children's frocks. Last of all, I went
about the doll, and then found a beauty
It was not as big as Dolly, or half as
big; but it bad uice flaxen curls and
sky-bluet eyes; and by dint of pulling a
wire you could opon or shut the eyes at
Do it up carefully, I said to the store
keeper. My little daughtor would cry
sadly if any barm oomes to it.
The day was protty well ended before
all my work was done ; and, just for a
moment or two, I hesitated whether I
should not stay in the town and start for
home in tho morning. It would havo
been the more prudent course. But I
thought of poor Dolly's anxiety to get
her treasure, and of my own happiness
in watching the rapture in her delighted
eyes. 6o with my parcels packed in the
beet way they eould be, I mounted my
horse and started. It was as good and
•teady a horse as you ever rods, sir; but
night began to set in before I was well
• mile away from the town —it seemed
as if it were going to be an ugly night,
too. Again the thought struck me—
should I turn back and wait till morning 7
I had tbe prioe of the cattle, you see,
sir, in my breast pocket; and robberies,
sir, eye, and murders, also, were not
quite unknown things on the prairie.
But I had my braoe of sure pistols with
mo, and decided to press onward.
The night oame on as dark as pitch
and part of tbe way my road would be
pitch dark beside. But on that score I
had no fear; I knew the road well,
eyory inch of it, though I oould not ride
so fast as I should have done in tho light.
I was about six miles from homo, I sup
pose, and I knew the tiuie must be olose
upon miduight when the storm which
had then been browing broke. Tho
thunder roared, the rain foil in torrents,
the best I could do was to rido onward
All at once, as I rode on, a light ory
J startled mo—a faint, wailing sound like
the cry of a child. Reining up, I sat
still and listened. Had I boen mista
d ken 7 No, there it was again. But in
what direction I oould not tell, I couldn't
see a thing. It was, as I have said, as
dark as pitch. Getting off my horeo, I
felt about but could not find anything.
And while I was seeking, the cry came
again—the faint moan of a child in pain
Then I began to wonder ; I am not su- j
perstitious, but I asked myself huw it
was possible that a child oould be out on
the prairie at such an hour aud in such
a night. No real child it could not bo- |
I Upon that oi>me another thought— !
ouc less welcome : Was it a trap to bin-
P der me on my way and ensnare mo 7 !
_ There might be miduight robbers who
would easily bear of my almost certain \
, rido hone that nigbt, and of the money |
. I should have about me.
I I don't think, sir, lam more timid [
than other people—uot so much so, per i
I haps, as some; but I confess the idea j
made me uneasy. My best plan was to j
. ride on as fast as I could, and get out of |
, the mystery into safe quarters. Just
p here was about the darkest bit of road
in all the route. Mounting my horse, I
, was about to urge him on, wheu the cry
oame again. It did sound like a child's
—tbe plaintive wail of a child nearly
God guide me I I said, undecided
what to do. As I sat another moment,
, listening, I onoe more heard the cry
fainter and more faint. I threw myself
off my horse, with an exclamation.
Be it ghost or be it robber, Anthony
r Hunt ie not one. o abandon a child to
die without trying to save it.
. And how was I to save it 7 how to
) find it? The more I searched about the
r less could my hands light on anything,
save the sloppy earth. Tho voice had
quite ceased now, so I had no guide from
j that. While I stood trying to peer into
tho darkur-ss, all my ears alert, a flood
of sheet lightning suddenly illumined
tho plain. At a little distance, just be
> yond a kind of ridge or gentle hill, I
[ caught a glimpse of something white.
r [t was dark again in a moment, but I
; made my way with unerring instinct.
Sure enough, there lay a poor little
. child. Whether boy or girl I oouid not
s tell. It seemed to be three parts insaa
, sible now, so I took it, dripping with
t wet, from the sloppy earth.
My poor little thing I I said, as I
[ liushed it to me. We'll go and find
, mammy. You are safe now.
II And iu answer the child just put out
its leeble hand, moaned, and nestled olose
, to me.
I With the child hushod to my breast
, 1 rodo on. Its perfect silence soon
. showed me that it slept. And, sir, I
thanked God that be had let me save it,
and 1 thought how grateful sonic poor
mother would be. But I was full of
wonder for all that, wondering what ex
. traordinary fate hud taken any youug
child to that solitary spot
Getting in sight of home, I saw all
the windows alight. Debjiab had done
i it for roe, I thought, to guide me home
in safety through the darkness. But
, presently I knew that something must
, be the matter, for the very few neighbors
we had were gathered tbero. My heart
stood still with fear. I thought of some
calamity to one or other of the children.
I bad saved a little one from perishing,
but what might not hayo happened to
Hardly daring to lift the latch, while
my poor tired horse stood still and mute
outside, I weut slowly in, the child in
my arms oovered over with the flap of
my long ooat. My wife was weeping
What's amiss 7 I asked in a faint
voioe. And it seemed that a whole
ohorus of voioes answered me.
Dolly's lost 1
Dolly's lost! Just for a moment my
heart turned sick. Then some instinct,
like a ray of light and hope, seised upon
me. Pulling the ooat off the faoe of the
child I held, I lifted the little sleeping
thing to tbe light and saw Dolly !
Yes, sir. Tbe ohild I hud saved was
no other than my own—my little Dolly
And 1 knew that God's good angels had
guided tnc to save ber, and that tbe first
! flash of the summer lightning hid shone ]
just at the right moment to show me i
where she lay. It was her white sun- I
bonnet that had caught my eye M y
darling it was, and none other, that 1 j
had picked up on the drt-nchod road.
Dolly, auxious for her doll, had wan- j
derod out unsoou to meet me in the af 1
ternoon. For souio hours sho was nr.t
missed. It chaueed that my two elder
girls had gono over to our nearest neigh
bor's, and uiy wife, mi'sing the child
just afterward, took it for granted sho
was with them. The little one had gone
i Oil, until and the storm overtook
1 her, when sHn fell down frightened end
utterly exl.uu-tud. I thanked lleavcu
1 aloud before them all, sir, as I said that
I nouo out GuU ami His holy angels had
! guided me o her. Tt's not much of a
»• -ry to listen to, sir. lam aware of
j that But I often think of it in the
J lon; nights, lying awake; and I asked
j mysclt how 1 could bear to live on now,
| had 1 ruo away'frcm the poor little cry
j in the toad, hardly louder than a squir
i rel's chirp, and loft my child to die.
j Yes, sir, you are right; that's Dolly
j out yonder with her mother, picking
j fruif; the little trim light figure in pink
| —with just the same sort of white sun
j bonnet on her head that she wore that
| night ten years ago She is a girl that
was ju--t worth saving, sir, though I say
it; atid God knows that as long as my
life lasts I shall bo thankful that 1 eauio
on homo that nigbt instead of staying
in tho town.
Tho Spirit World.
Tho very grave is a passage into the ;
beautiful and the glorious. We have
laid our friends in the grave but they
are around us. The little children that
sat upon our knees, into whose eyes we
looked with love, whose little bands have
clasped our neok, on whose cheek we
have imprinted the kiss—we can almost
feel the throbbing of their hearts to-day.
They havo passed from us—but whero
are they ? Just beyond tbe line of the
invisible. And the fathers and mothers,
who educated us, who directed and
comforted us, where are they but just
beyu«d the line of tho invisible? The
associates of our lives, that walked along
life's pathway, those with whom we took
swoot oouneel, aud dropped from our
side, where are they but just beyond us 7
—not far away—it may be ever Dear j
us, in the heaven of light and love. Is
there anything to alarm us in the
thought of the invisible 7 No, it seems
to me that soaicticies, when our headi
are on the pillow, there come whispers
of joy from the spirit land, which have
dropped into our hearts thoughts of the j
sublime and beautiful and glorious, as il I
some angel's wing passed ovor our brow
and some dear one sat by our pillow and
communed with our heorM to raise our
aflcctions towards the other and better
Narrows of the Tonnessoe.
A correspondent of the Raleigh Ob
server gives a long account of the Nar
rows of tho Yadkin, whore it narrowß
down from 450 yurds iu width to 6ixty
This is not moro remarkable than tho
contraction of tho Tennessee river, twen
ty miles below this place. Here the
river is all of 350 foot wide, smooth and
placid, aud at once and almost with
right angled shoulders, contracts to a ,
width of twelve feet, moving with great
velocity between projecting rocks.
Such is the soene at all times of or
dinary tide. It is said an Indian once
swam through these narrows, but no one
knows what become of that Indian after
he mads the passage. On another oo
canon not many years since a deer was
seen to descend these narrows. He
entered with head up. hut soon disap
peared coming to the surtaoe a hundred
yards distaut, and made for the shore.
The narrows are not uiore than thirty
feet iu length.— Franklin Reporter.
Jesus bath mauy lovers of His heav
enly kingdom, but fow bearers of Ilis
Cross. He hath mauy desirous of con
solation, but fow of tribulation. All
desire torejoioo with Ilim, few are willing
to eudure anything for Him, or with
| Him. But they who lovo Jesus for the
' sake of Jcsu*, and uot for some special
j comfort of tiioir own, bless Hiui in all
j tribulation and anguish of heart, us in i
the state of highest comfort.— Thomas
A Kcmj is.
f>oH Mesa the farm, tbc dear old farm
(tod hlcui it every rood !
Where willing hearts and sturdy arm 3
I.'an earn au houcdl livelihood,
CH I from the course and fertile "oil
Win buck a recompense for toil.
Immense side whiskers—The mule's
A laugh is worth a hundred groans
iii any market
Six thousand Chinnmrn arc at work
on the Texas Paeifio railroad.
If all those who obtain not their de
tirrs «hou!J die of disappointment, who
wculd live upon the earth.
There is an old proverb which runs,
"Tell everybody your business and the
devil will do it for you."
There are things which nothing but
experience can teaoh and the newspaper
business is one of them.
i ou can't do ennything fust rato with
a flea on yu—except sware, and fleas
ain't afraid ov that.— Josh liilliiujs.
Jesse Davis, a negro man, aged 45
i years, thick set and naarly blink, was
hanged at Saiithfield, ou the 13th
Gibbon truly said that the best ami
most important part of every man's edu
cation is that whioh he givts himself.
Marshall county, Kansas, has been
visited by a terrible cyolone, killing fifty
people and destroying iujmeuse amounts
Sidney 6mith onoe rebuked a swear
ing visitor by saying, "Let us assume
that everything and everybody are
damned, and proceed with our subject "
We should enjoy our fortune as we do
our health—enjoy it when good, be
patient when it is bad, and never apply
violent remedies except in an extreme
A '"Hardly Ever" Temperanoe Soeiety
has been formed d>wn East When \
man is asked if he drinks, he says :
"Hardly ever; but if Idoit is about
this time of day."
A good book and a good woman are
excellent things for those who kuow
justly how to appreciate their value.
There are men, howover, who judge of
both from the beauty of their oovering.
The old gentleman looked out of the
front window the first warm rooonKght
evening, and the faint vision of tw*»
forms down near the sidowalk cause I
him to remark with a sigh : "Ah!
thry've struck their old gate again "
Words are little things, but they
strike hard. We wield thorn so easily
that wo are apt to forget th»ir hidden
power. Fitly spoken, they fall like sun
shine, the dew, and drizzling ruin ; but
unfitly, like the frost, the hail, and the
Peter McKeuzio's advioo is good:
"If you have a greedy disposition, and
the devil comes to yon when you are in
the act of giving, and tells you, "You
can't afford it," say to him, "If you don't
keep quiet I'll double it," and he'll soon
! give it up.
Tho troops in the grand Chinese pa
rade in Grant's honor will be coramand
|edby Li Hang Chang. It would suit
Graut better if they were commanded
by Li Like Sin. He always liked to
have that style of men about him, and
the Republican party was always ready
to accommodate hita — Free I*ress.
One "Jack" Price, a negro preaoher,
started out in Natchitoches, La., the
other day, with the impression that he
must kill everybody he met in order to
got into heaven. Under the delusion,
he attempted to take two lives, besides
setting fire to a building, atid was killed
by the man be soug' t to shoot.
Have only friends as will advanoe
you in piety and virtue. Friends
should give each other good oounsel,
and stimulate each other to the love of
goodness Do not exact from eaoh oth
er that they love you as much as they
can, or as tnuuh as they ought; but ex
act from yourself that you love them.
An unlucky Irishman was onee im
prisoned for an infraction of the law.
His faithful wife visited him and foand
him greatly cast down With the in
tention of oheering him up, she said, :
[ "Arrah, he aisy, Paddy ; shure ye'll have
an upright jodge to try ye, any way."
"Ah. Biddy," ho groaned, "the devil an
upright judge I want; 'tis wan that'll
lane a little.
Wo have known men who have sud
denly been reduced from affluenoe to
penury by so'no overwhelming misfort
une, which they oould neither foresee
nor provent. To day they were pros
perous, to morrow overy earthly prospect
was blighted, and everything in tkeir
future aspect of life was dark and dis
mal. Their business gone, their pros
perity gone, and they feel that all ia
gone ; but they have a rioh treasure that
nothing oon take away. They have in
tegrity of oh meter, and this gives them
influence, minus up friends, furnishes
thorn with pecuniary aid, with whioh to
commence life anew, uudor auspicious