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The hearts that beat with fond desire
Too scon, alas ! grow cold and dead,
As suns that glow with heav'nl.v fire,
Soon sink in ocean's chilling tied ;
Yet hearts there are no fate can sever,
There is a light that Bhines forever.
The heart that's lost in cold despair,
That feels no hope's enlivening ray,
Soon sinks beneath the weignt of care
That saddened first its youthful diy j
Then death alone its fate can sever,
And banish all its woes forever.
Till reason cease her rays to fling
Across ray wild, ray fcrver'd bruin,
This heart to thine will fondly cling
Where all niy hopes of bliss remain :
And cease to love tbee it will never,
Till death shall sink its pulde forever.
The Better Spelling.
The Dew fashion in spelling, says
Professor David Swing, of Chicago,
teems at first glance I ke a cruel slaugh
ter of shade trees aod pet birds and the
family dog but if oDe will look at the
matter calmly he will see that it is no
destruction at all, but is really an im
provement of the old bouse, a trimming
of the hedge, a mending of the old fences,
a making of a turnpike where there has
been too long a muddy road, and the
hanging of a neat gate where our faih >rs
were wont to let down heavy bars. We
ought to make a distinction between mere
feelings sod reasonable feelings, for if
we have permitted ourselves to become
MI attached to au old wooden plow that
we would n3t exchange it for the best
steel one, we are not persons of deep
feelings but rather of deep babyhood
and stupidity. The human race that
will from deliberate choice spell the word
program, programme, aud tisik, phthisi k,
and which when its folly is pointed to,
will proceed to affirm that it prefer* the
longest way of spelling a wotd, should
he compelled to go ba.'k to canal-boats
and pack horses and to dipped candles
aud to sermons two hours long, I'to
gress is a universal movement of all
thiugs. If our fathers had a poor plow
and a poor wagon and a poor reaping
tool, so they hod a poor way of spelling
a sound ami must necessarily have writ
ten as they acted, and thought in other
light, poor pens, poor ink and a poor
spell.— Home Journal.
AI.LKS ATOHB HATCIIKD BV A II KN — A
lady residing at Cow island, in Louisiana,
and wishing to set a hen, went into the
Geld adjoining her residence, where some
of her chickens had been layiog, and
procured some seventeen eggs and placed
tbetn under the ben. When, in the
course of "humm events,'' the chickens
were hatched, 10, sod behold, there cam 6
forth four small-sized alligators. It is
supposed that alligators from an adjoining
marsh had deposited their eggs in the
field, and she, not knowing the difference,
placed them under the hen And what
is mote strange the young alligators fol
low the mother hen around the premises
as happy as a Colorado beetle in a potato
patch— New Orlean* Timet.
A CALK WITU TWO HKADS. —On Sunday
ol last week, according to the Tarooro
Southerner , a cow, belonging to Mr W.
T. Whitting, in Halifax county, gave
birth to a calf with two distinct, well
formed necks and heads The two necks
begin at the shoulder. Both mouths are
in eating. The body and limbs are
as other calves. This is one of the
greatest freaks nature ean be guilty of
His ealfsbip is doing well and growing
A San Franoisoo thief did not know
that the woman whose pocket he tried to
piok was the Gieat American Female
Samson, belonging to • circus then in
the city ; but he was sure he had made
a mistake when she struck out from the
shoulder, knocking him down like a ten
pin hit by the big ball
Scalis of North Carolina, Cox of New
Yoik, Atkins of Tennessee, Stephens of
Georgia, and Singleton of Mississippi,
are the onlv Democratic members of
this Congress who were in the House of
Representatives before the war.
The senior class of the North Caroli
na University has selected Rev H. H.
Tuoker, D. D., of Atlanta, 0«.; a Bap
tist minister, to deliver the baccalau
reate sermon at oomiuenceuiekt in June
Rag* are advancing — Monthly Union
Yes, trtmps are marching through town
every day.— Waterloo Ohteroer.
DANBURY, N. C., THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 1883.
Farmer Henderson came in from the
barn one morning with Lis hands and
clothes wet aud covered with oiud, his
face red, and hie eyes flashing. *
"Ned !" he shouted as he entered the
kitchen "Where's Ned '!"
"Here I am," came a cherry voice in
reply; and an instant after, a bright (
strong boy of some sixteen years, entered
the old fashioned oountry kitchen from
the adjoining woodshed, where he had
been cutting potatoes for tbe day's plan
'•Do you want anything?"
"I want to tell you this," said Mr-
Henderson, as he washed himself at the'
gink, and ruob&d the weather beaten
face with the coarse towel until it was
even more red tban before ''Old Dan
tuußt be killed ! Just see the state I'm
in, and all from the worthless old rascal !
I wou't have him about the house an
other day. He's good for nothing but
to make trouble, and he must be Bhot
before night!" added tbe farmer, wroth
N d was about to plead for his pet,
wl en his little sister came into the room.
'•Why, papa, what is the matter?"
she cried, running to him in astonish
meut. "Did you fall iuto the creek 1"
"I might as well," be replied, half
laughing. "O d Dan butted me into the
watering trough !"
There was a shout of laughter from
both children, in which their mother
"Well, Jedediah," said Mrs. Hender
son. coming into the kitchen, and still
sh&king with mirth, "what could you
have been thinking about to let an old
ram, 'most twenty years old, knock you
into the watering-trough ?"
explained her husband, ,- he
took mc unawares. I had just filled one
pail to carry to the barn, and was stoop
ing to dip the other, when the rasca|
came at me like tbe wind, and knocked
me completely into tbe water ! Ho
scampered, I tell you, before 1 oould get
out lie kuew that he had done mis
chief. Anyhow, he's got to be 'killed
to-day, sure He's only a nuisance, and
I'll shoot him to-nigbt, when we come
back from town, if he's on the farm !"
Two hours later Mr. and Mis. Hen
dersob drove away to be absent from
home until night. As they rattled out
of tbe yard, Old Dan suddenly appeared
close to the gate, and wagging his tail
as if in derisioo, gave utterance to a
hosrse Baa a !"
The farmor turned, shook his whip at
the old fellow, and cried, "This ts jour
last day, u y boy ! make the most of it !" j
Ned aod Carrie were the only chil- j
dren. Leaving Carrie in the house
alone, after they had considered for a
while whether there was any wav of
averting Old Dan's sad fate. Ned
shouldered his hoe and marched off to '
his work, planting potatoes with Brou
son, the hired man, in the 'back lot.'
But the little girl of thirteen had no
thought of being afraid. She had the
breakfast dishes to wash, some sweeping
to do, and the dinner all to get before
Time lied. The dishes stood in I
shining rows upon the pantry shelves,
the broom had performed its work ; and
Carrie was preparing the vegetables to
be boiled, when there came a faint
knock at the doer. Supposing it to be
one of the neighbors, the little girl did
not rise, but called, —"Come in !"
He wore a long black ooat buttoned
to the chin, and very threadbare. His
trowsers, too, were black aod shiny, and
much too short for him. On one foot
there was a boot, while the other was
graeed by a ragged shoe. He carried a
battered silk hat in his hand His face
was long and solemn, but quite red, his
eyes bleared, his hands very dirty, alto
gether he wis a queer looking visitor
"Is your ma at bome, miss ?" said he>
in a half-whine, as b«i glanced sharply
about the room.
"No, sir," replied Carrie, wondering
why he asked; "she has gone to Under
bill. Did you wish to tee her ?"
' Oh, no," the nun re died. "I only
ask out of politeness, you know," and he
smiled solemnly at the little girl, and
winked one eye. "No I oaoie on busi
ness with your pa—particular, urgent
business. S'pose he's round, is he not ?"
"No, sir ; he went to town with moth
er," said Carrie.
| ' Now that's too bad !" exclaimed the
1 visitor, as he seated hiuitelf, "and I've
! come so far to see him. Hut perhaps
your brother or sister would do as well."
'T haven't any sisters," faid the little
hostess, laughivg, "and my brother's
over in the back lot. He'll bo in by and
j by, though, if he'll do."
"Well, I don't hardly believe he will,
afler all," said the uisn, shaking his
I head thoughtfully j "md I can't wait to.
day. any way, 1 hain't the time Bit
I'm terribly hungty If I could, I'd
stay tor dinuer, miss However, under
the circumstances, perhaps yi u had Let
ter give me a light lunch before I pu; a
' piece of pie. a cup of tea. a little cold
'Lyj^eat, ,ifr suiiietluijg of that s^rt."
"Oh, Certainly ; only I can't give y u
the meat, for we haven't it in the house,"
said Carrie ; "but I will find souieihii g '■
Aud she brought iroui the pantry a
whol-i apple-pie, which she | laced before
! hiui, with a knife and fork
"If you will help youiKelf, I'll have
| the tea ready in tbiee minutes "
"All right, my deat !" said the HUM
seizing the kuife and drawing the pie In
wards him. ' I will act upon y> ur ed
vice. The last liuie I took dinner with
j General Grant," he contiuued as he cut
J a great piece, and began to eat, ' h>' sa d
: tome, Governor, governor,'said lie, nev.
er disregard a lady's advice and I have
always remembered what he said and
he chuckled merrily, and no'lded his
head at the delicious looking paetry
j before him
Carrie wondered a little at the table
manners of a man who had dined with
| Grant, but she steeped his tea, flavored
| it with rich cream and sugar, and passed
it to him.
"I am not much of a hard for tea,"
said the man, as he drained the cup,
j "but my doctor says that I must drink it
i for my digestion Ruined my digestion
I while 1 was in the army, you rce," and
|he winked solemnly. "By tho way," he
j continued, picking up the silver teaspoon
j from his saucer, "have you any more f
i these? Tbey are as neat a pattern as I
> f»ii saw, and odd, too. I should like to
| see the rest of the d zen, it' you nave
' tbem "
"Mother has only eleven," said Carrie,
j in her innocence, "and she is very proud
! of them; but I will show them to you "
Then she brought the little box with
the precious table silver—eleven tea
spoons, four tablespoons and an ancient
oream jug, all pure silver and shining
j brightly—and placed them before her in
| quisiiive visitor to admire.
He bai finished his "light lunch "
j That is, the pie was demolished and the
j teapot empty. As the little girl handed
him the treasures, he arose, took the box
to the window examined its contents with
a critical eye fir a moment, and then, as
if in joyful surprise cried
"I am right 1 They are the very
spoot s ! The very same identical spoons
that my friend lost when he was a b.>y !
How lucky it is that I have found them
at last !"
With these words and a very low bow,
the rascal opened the door and slipped
away with the spoons and the silver
pitcher down the path towards the gate
For an instant Carrie stood motionless ;
and then rushing after him, she shrieked :
"Give me those spoons ! They are my
mother's spoons, and you are trying to
steal them! You are a thief, a thief'
Bring them back ! bring them back ?'
I- Tile man, however, paid no attention
to the child's cries, but ran rapidly down
the path, carrying the box in his arms;
and the spoons and pitcher would have
been lost forever, had not a new party
j appeared on the scene
Old Dao was quietly nibbling the grass
near the gateway Hearing his little mis
tress' voice, he looked up at the very in
stant that the tramp passed. What he
saw about the man that disturbed him, I
don't know ; but erecting his head with
a hoarse "Baa-a !" he shot after hiui like
a eannoD ball.
The man turned to receive him. and
defend himself, but the ram struck him
| fairly in front, and knocked him half
senselets, flat on his bsck, scattering the
| silver in all directions.
For an instant the fellow remained
sprawling in the dust, then he slnw'y
j arose, limping and groaning, and without
! a glance at his enemy, began to gather up
; hie stolen spoil*
| He had partly nompleted his task, who"
Old Dan, who hud all this liuie been
watching the proceeding from beneath
hie shag'jy eyebrows, shook hia long
i beard, and with another tremcndoui j
I "Baa a !" dashed at him again, and over
he went a second time, his treasures
flying from his hands
And now be ian a stianee battle. !
With cries of rage and pain, the man re
covered his feet, and turned upon the
■ atii, kicking ard striking at him furiou -
ly, while Old Dan, accustomed to such I
warfare from ye»rs of experience with
t ie boys of the country side, easily I
elud* d him, and in return, butted him to
; the earth again and again.
Tho spoons and creaui pitcher were j
knocked hither aud thither, as the ooui
bstan's struggled, The road was trampled '
iuto something like a race course, the air |
wts b led with very bad ianjiuage, very !
anyry bans, and a great cloud of dust. !
Bui alter some five minutes, victory
| d iclaicd itself upon the side of the qua i \
ruped, and b'uised and bleeding with '
| clothes in rairs, uiiuu* hat and shoes, the j
vanquished uiun suddenly lurntd away
a>t iao limping down the road, leavine
hi-, ttutiig nist in full tiossessiou of the
fi Id and the stolen silver.
Old D»u remained motionless, gating j
after his enemy, ui.tii he disappeared
Riouud a distant turn in the road, then
shaking the dut from his ooarsc wo ii he
nave utierance to a low gruinh'e of satis
■ faction, and wagging his tail, returned \
to his dinner in Ir >nt of the house
Half an hour liter as Carrie washed ;
! the coveted spoons and the bright little \
pitcher, and laid them carcfuily away
once more, she to.d her brother the story,
} and how the robber was foiled ; aud Ned,
j full of emhusiam. cried.
"We will not kill O.J Dan at all. fm I
do not believe that father would shoot 1
; him now for a hundred dollars !"
And the boy was right The old rau>
woo more than he knew when he louirhi
the tratnp and Conquered hiui. He won
his mailer's regard, and a free ai d happy
life for the remainder of his days.—
i Youth k Companion
The decision of the Supreme Court in
the case of Seibald and others. fr> tn
Baltimore, in whose behalf an upp ie-a
tion was made for a writ of habeas oorpus,
on the ground tl at the Fedeial election
law which they had violated WUH uncon
stitutional and void, goes the whole figure j
and makes clear tbe great changes which |
have happened to our government during
the past twenty years Judifc Field
again files a dissenting opinion We j
shall make no comment, except to nay
that tbe cou r t has indeed cut loose from
its old moorings and has embarked upon
a sea of construction as latitudinarian as
any which a mere politician would ohoose
to sail upon. The court havinir thrown ;
' aside precedent, are now without compass
| or chart, and the strongest mind will
j steer the vessel before tiie popular breeze |
| to the haven where he would lie ; if to j
empire, then to empire; if to a consoli
dated oligarchy, with all power vested in 1
Congress, then thither. But in any case !
i wc must understand that until tl is dcci i
sion shall, in the progress of events, be
reversed by the people's will, it marks a
great onward step to the fiual overthrow
j of the government established by Wash j
ington, Jefferson, Adams and the patriotic |
fathers of our country
How to do Good.
Johnnie is a boy about six years old
He was playiog the other day with an
other boy a little older than himself,
whose clothes wore in tatters and rags,
his mother being dead and his father
poor. Johnnie did not say anything 1
\ tben but early next morning he left his
! own bed and crept in beside his mother,
and said to bcr, "Ma, you should make
that little boy I was playing with yeatei
day a suit of clothes" ' Why do you '
| think I should do so ?" asked his mother |
! ' Because," said Johnnie, 'ne is nearly
| naked, and he has no mother." Tbe j
suit was made and sent to the boy, and
he came to Sunday Sohool with his new
suit on, and was as happy as oould be—
Jonnic was glad to see him Now, some \
other little boy reading this nay know
,of a lad whose olothing is ragged Ask 1
your mother to make a suit and send it
to him —it will make wu happy It it
more blessed to give than tn r. oeive "
O B Ireland, of the Governeur (N.
Y ) Tim**, hai left that paper and gouc
1 into the New York custom buuse.
A MEMORABLE INPTAN HUUT.
A sharp Indian fiuht, one of the
1 most closely contested that ever took
place in Texas, was fought on the 27th
of .January, 1851. Lieut Gd Burleson,
with a detachment of cavalry, was on
his way froua San Antonio to Camp L"8
When near the Nucces river, he eaw
- three Comanche Indians on horseback
Taking eight men, and ordering the rti-t
' of the party to keep the road aud move
on, he pursued them.
Al'er running for two or three miles
i the Indians came up with eleven of
their bald on foot, aud prepared for
' b ittle. • * '
K.ji lesoii's men, who were old Texan
1 rangers, moved up within fifty or sirty
! yards of the Comanche line, and opened
the fuht. By some mistake they dis
mounted The Indians charged, and a
terrible hand-to hand figbt ensued.
Shots were fired at the distance of a
| foot or two.
The field was an open prairie, ou
( which tlierd was not even a bush tor
cover It was a trial of strength, skill
>III c 'irage. The rangers fought be
hind their horses, shotting under them
or over the saddles
lied uien and white men, Colt's six
j shooting carbines and bows and atrows,
! I e vol vers and lances wtre mingled in a
general melee. There was no shouting,
| no urn* oe ivering, but each man fought
■ on hi» own 'hook," and for life.
M >ny of the iucidents of personal
process would, if they had occurred in
a hattl.i between madevial nights, have
i been celebrated in song and chronicle.
A Comanche singled out Jem Carr, u
1 wool, brave ranger, and obarged upon
' him with bow and lance Jem with
; steady aui fired and shot hiui ; then
fir. d again, with the same effect. The
I dia • s ill advanced, shooting arrow
s after arrow The arrows caui with less
aud lei-a force, until ihe last one hardly
leit ihe bow, as the plucky, determined
j warrior tell dead a few feet from hig
w iito f.e,
Jew received four severe wounds. "Tt
was like clock-work," be said; ''every
t iue I ratse.i uiy carbine they stuck an
arrow iu mu."
He had his carbine to hie face, ready
:to tiie. when no arrow, passing through
i the last j mt of bis right fort-finger
pierced the breech of the gun. Luckily
the wuod splintered and released his
Baker Barton, one of those indomita
ble spirits who are "game" unto the last,
received three mortal wounds He died
>n his feet, holding to the born of bis
Oue of the coolest of the rangers was
a man name! Leach His self posses
! sion was wonderful. Burleson, seeing aa
Indian aiming a pistol at Leach, raised
] his revolver to shoot.
"Dou't shoot at him, Lieutenant,"
called out Leach ; "he's only bluffing.
I've been watching him; there it no
! load in his pistol.
Finally the Indians fled, having eight
wounded and leaving four dead on tbe
field. They were bo thoroughly whip
ped that, contrary to their custom, they
did not take their dead with them. Two
of the rangers were killed and several
! were wounded. A gentleman who visit
ed the field thirty days after the fight
found it covered with arrows Over
200 were picked op on • space of leM
than one-fourth of an acre
The Torchliyhl says ao experienced
; Granville farmer speaks of opening a
farming school at an early day. The
object of this ia to teach the youth prac
tically how to cultivate and cure suo
cessfully the fine yellow tobacoo Ha
says such an art in this oountry would
be far more beneficial than the profea*
1 sion, all of which are crowded.
Remedy for a cough—Beat op a fresh
egg, add a spoonful of honey or molas
ses ; pour over these a quarter of a pint
1 of hot water, not too hot, or it will set
! the egg ; stir well, and give the last thing
before going to sleep
An old proverb says '.hat ''tho anvil
lasts longer than tua hammer." Tbia ia
probably th only consolation the uqder>
most man in a figbt hat.