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DANBURY, N. C., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1880.
IT NEVER rAYS.
It never pays to fret mid growl
When fortune seems our I'oe ;
The heller bred will look ahead
And strike I lie braver blow.
For luck U work
And ihosa who shirk
Should not lament their doom,
But yield the play
And clear the way,
That better men hnve room.
It never p*ys to wreck the health
In drudging after Kiiin,
And he is sold who thinks that gold
Is cheapest bought with pain.
An humble lot,
A cosy cot,
Have tempted oven kings,
For station high,
That wealth will buy,
Not oH contentment brings.
It never pays t ,A blunt refrain
Well worthy of a song,
For ago and youth must learn the truth
That nothing pays that's wrong.
The good and pure
Alone are sure
To bring prolonged success,
Wliile what is right
In heaven's sight
Is always sure to bless.
THE JUDGE'S BURPBIBE.
The day was bitterly cold in Virginia
City, as winter d tys must generally are
in tliat Alpine town, and though the
sun was bright, its r.iys were as cheer
less and chill alninut as moonbeams.
Wild gusts whistled through the streets,
breathing icicles and frost in their furi- !
ou* course, and driving every living j
thing away to seek shelter from it* bit '
ing, ppne'rating breath. And yet not
every one was housed and sheltered frotu
the pitiless gale, for he who had work to
do or business to tiam-act was suuiuioued
by inexorable duty to come forth to his
post, or else, when the day of reckoning
came, abide by the consequences. Of
ihe«e luckliss exceptions, Ahe Denning,
the. baker, was one Iu sunshine or
sto-m, hai', rain or snow, people must
eat ; eat, in fact, all the more voracious'y
because it does hail or snow, as if to per
petrate an unseasonable j ke upon the
baker, who, especially in appetiiiag
we it her. mom see to it that his custo
mer's larders be properly stored witb the
rarest and best productions of his oven
Even such cold weather as this did nut
deter Mr Dencing from attending to the
wants ol his customers with the assiduity
and attention characteristic of his class
While disappearing into a customer's
house with an armful of bread, a girl of
some filieeu years of age, emerged from
a miner's cabin close by, and, first cast'
toe wild and hurried glances around her,
rushed to ihe baker's cart, and had just
absimeted l herefrom three loaves of
biead, and was carrying then, off, when
the baker returned and caught her in
Unfortunately, an officer was passing
just at (he time, and the laker, oo the
spur of the moment, and without giving
the case that consideration which heoih.
erwise might, gave her io custody oo a
charge of theft. The girl, without any
attempt at expostulation or explanation,
burst into an agony of tears —a sufficient
evidence, perhaps, that she was but a
luvice, afier all, in the art of stealing.
' Oh !" site exclaimed, "dou't take me
in this way. Let me wrap a shawl
around my bead, or the people will
know me "
The officer, consenting, accompanied
her into the cabin, while the baker drove
away, telling the policeman be would b«
in court next day to prefer the charge
before the police judge.
The officer, on entering, found no one
in tho caoin but three children—tbe
youngest about three year* old, and the
eldest six. The hut waa cold and cheer
less ; there waa oo fire. Tbe two elder
children, alarmed at the presence of the
offioer, exhibited discolored eyes and
fuoea, which bore evidence of suffering
and recent tears; while little Willie, tbe
youngest, was crying and iouppeiseable,
moping aimlessly around the cabin, 1 >ok
ing into the empty closet, and putting
his little hands mechanically into tbe
empty dishes on the table
''What made you steal tbe bread, my
girl ?" aaked the officer. At mention of
the word "bread," little Willie looked
tea r fully and piteously in th« man's faee.
Tbe girl hugged tbe little fellow fraoti
oally io ber arms, covering him with
tears sod kisses.
"Oh, my poor little brother 1" she
cried billetly. "What wili become of
you now ? This man is going to take
your Lena away with him I"
Here the child threw bis arms around
her aeck as if to detain ber by force,
while the other two children screamed
The 1 QL'er suspecting the actual state
of affiirs began to investigate
"Is there no coal, or nothing at all to
eat in tho house ?" said he.
'No com, no bread, nothing to eat,"
replied the girl, wringing her hands;
"and poor Willie and the rest of us have
had nothing to eat since yesterday morn
Here tlie officer went away, saying
that be would be back again in a short
"It the man gone for bread 7" asked
the oldest of the ohildren.
"Hush, Mollie, dear !" sai,d Lena. ' I
don't know what he is (;one for. He's
not a bad man, anyhow, fur he hasn't ar
rested me, us I thought he would."
Io a very few minutes the 1 fficer re
turned, with bread and groceries, not
forgetting some caaes and condiments
fur the smallest children ; while another
man at his heels carried a big sack of
coai on bis back.
At sight of ihe bread (he children
screamed with delight, and while Lena
cut up large slices of bread, and helped
the children aud herself, the two mon
set to work and made a large fire in the
stove, the glow of which soon diffused
waimth and comfort through the cabin.
Then they cooked the meat, and made
tea, and spread a steaming meal nn the
(able for the four orphans, while they
carved and attended to their WUOIB till
ihey were fully rutisfied.
Happy, happy childhood, whose pre
rogatives are innocence, mirth and joy !
The children, after their dinner, didn't
luok like the game children kt all. Their
faces wero bright and joyous, happy and
handsome ; and in a few minutes they
were playing and laughing and romping,
as happy as if they had never felt the
patios of hunger.
"Aud now," *aid the officer, delighted
at seeing the children so happy, "sit
down, Lena, and answer me a few ques
tions Have you uo father or mother V'
"We have no mother." was Lena's re
ply. "She died about a year ago, and
father went away to Eureka, to work,
about eight months ago, aod we hain't
seen him ever since."
"What is your father's name?"
"And he has stnt you no money—
"Nothing. Never heard of him since
bo went away: Bit when he was going
be h It us a bag of flour, and lots of gro
ceries and- things—as much as would
Isst us for six months ; and he'd b; suro
and be back bef'ure tie provisions were
"And you got no letter from him at
' Not one," replied Lens, witb a deep
Poor Dawson had written to his ohil
dren, however, but, postsl oouimunica
lion being at that time very irregular
and uooertain io the Silver State, tbe
childrsn did not receive his letters.
"Well, I must go now," said the offi
oer, after a pause, "bat I will rail fur
you 10-morrow, and you'll have to sccoui.
pany me to the police office, for I must
do uiy duty, you know Good bye."
And Lena Dawson was left alune with
her little brothers and sisters. She felt
ssd and lonesome after the departure of
her kind benefactor, but the buoyancy
of childhood soon gained the ascendency,
and before bed-time the orphans were as
happy a* any group of little children in
Meantime the report about the steal
ing of the bread and tbe destitute condi
tion of the children got abroad. Jim
Dawson, a miner , himsel', was well
known and popular among the miners,
aod the case cieatid such sympathy, aod
elioitel so many reminiscences and com
mentaries that qaite a crowd waa at
tracted next day to tbe police court.
Judge Moses presided. The judge bore
the oame of beiog so upright aod booest,
kind aod benevolent, and if fault be
had at all, it was thought 'to be s some
what una loipromising rigor in the dis
charge of bis official duties. It was
bard to say how tbe case would go
The baker swors to the stealiug of th«
bread, snd identified the defendant as
the thief fhe. offioei- testified to the
famishing apnduiou in which he found
tbo ohildren, but s.tid not a syllable
about what he had djuc to reliev; theui
Poor Leoa stood trembling before the
judge. Thereupon a miner rustled
through the crowd and stood before the
bench, eyeing the judge with a depre
cating look. '-I declare tc the Aluiigh-
sa 'd he, "I never knowod
the state of Jitn Dawson's children, aud
i( I did—" he dropped a twenty into
Lena's trembling baud,
"You jest knowed as much about it as
other folks," exclaimed another miner
el itedly, walking up and putting another
twenty into tho girl's hand with an
iudignant air that Quug back any latent
suspioioti that he knew anything of the
children's distress any inure than any
Hero Ling Alec, a miner—so called
on account of his height and six;—slid
timidly and bashfully up to Lena's side.
"Leeny," said in a bull-whisper, '"hold
yer piuafore," and he slipped two
twenties into her apron, and then sld
back behind tbe crowd into a corner,
and, holding his hat to his face, glanced
timidly around, to see that lie wus
completely out of sight.
Thero came Wabbliog Joe, who was
far more bashful than even Long Aleu,
but put on a bold face, and laughed and
talked loud to make believe that be was
not ba&hful at ail.
''Jedge," said Wabbling Joe, laughing
and nodding familiarly at the court to
disarm that functionary of possible rigor
in the trial of the case iu hand—"jedge,
let the girl slide. Sheain'tdone nothing
but what you or I would do if we was
hungry!" Aud poor was once
more tbe recipient of another present.
The oourt held down his head, and
smiled gravely at Wabbling Joe's
delense of the accused ; but immediately
recovering his gravity, said :
''Gentlemen. I appreciate your
liberality aud generous sympathy for the
youug oflunder, and I am particularly
impressed witb tbo iugenious defense
made by my friend, Wabbling Joe—"
here a good-natured laugh escaped ihe
wbultf crowd, as if to put the judge iu
good humor—"but," continued hia
honor, "whatever might be the sympathy
of the oourt for the said condition of the
accused, there is a public duty to be
performed, and the cate must therefore
''What is your name, my girl 7" askod
''They call me Lena Dawson, sir," was
''Call you Lena Dawson! Aud I
suppose Lena Dawsoo is your uatue, is it
notobserved the judge.
■'No, sir, it aiu't," returned the girl.
"My lather died when L was only three
years old, and my mother got married to
Mr. Dawson some time aitorward. My
proper name is Madeline VV iuttrs, but
they call me Lena, for short."
'•Madeline Winters! Where were
you born ?" askud the judge
"Iu Kansas City, sir," was the reply
"In Kansas City !" eohoed the court,
io a voice of still deeper gravity than
before "Aud what was your mother's
maiden name, do you know V
"Madeline Moses, sir," responded
''Madeline Mosj. ! My God!—uiy
God ! She was my sieicr I''
And Judge Moses, overcome with
emotioo, bowed hm head ou the desk,
while JI torrent of tears flowed down his
Just as the crowd, in obedience to the
dictates of delicacy, were emerging from
the polioe court, 10 let uncle and niece
inuulga tbe sacred joy of mutual
recognition, Jim Dawson appeared at the
door, having just returned from his
prospecting tour in Eur.-ka, aud, witb an
innate sense of propriety that did honor
to hia acquaintances, who were all
rejoiced to see him, was quietly permitted
to join hie relatives inside.— "Suit
For a Sprain.
The white of an egg, into which a
piece of alum about the t-iz.i of a walnut
has been stewed until it forms a jeliy, is
a fine remedy lor spraina It should bo
laid over the sprain on a piece of lint
aud changed as often as it becomes dry
"Somebody's coming when the dew
drops fall," she was softly humming,
when the old uiau remarked, "An' you
bet your boots, >iaria, that he'll think a
thunder storm had biokt louse wneu ho
| What a Woman of Will Did.
' In Ulster county, New York, there in
a woman of real grit who inherited
fouitc.'o years ago a large estate, ctn ;
j sistiug pr'ocipally of !,inning property,
heavily encau. l, ercd with debt. It was
the old houiiisteaJ. mid she could not
, bear the idea ol seeiug it pass iuto the
1 hands of strsngers, and VM.* determined j
that it should not. Although then on ;
ly twenty four year* old, and wifh nn 1
more practical knowledgo of lite than j
I an ordinary country lass, she aisuoied
' sole charge of the estate, detei mined to 1
clear it of debt. Having an old mother
sixty two years of age, a half sister,
also helpless irooi old age, the two or
phan children "of a* tie ceased* brotJflVTt
and a brother in the last stages of con
: suuiption to provide for, this made tier
j task doubly hard A little experience
| taught her that it was iuirossible to sup
i port her large family and keep up the
| inter si aiisiug from the heavy lndebt 1
I edness of the entitle froui the resources ,
of the farm. She upon scboi l
! teaching Shu wus engaged to teach in
j hir own neighborhood ul 8-JO per month, !
and her salary in ashoil time was raised
to 840 per uio'ii h
She ha* continued school teaching
I ever since, directing tbo work of her
farui, and during the summer vacations
going iuto tho harvest field with the
larm hands to pitch on hay, rake, bind. ;
itc. She has earned from teaching
school over 83 500, paid of}' the old
homestead, and greatly improved tie
property. She hus been au exteusive j
1 stock raiser. Her wheat crop averaged |
; this year forty two bushels to the acre,
the largest yield in the couuty A short
time ago she learned that a brother in
\ law living in Pennsylvania was in de»
; titule circumsUuees. She weut to hi.ll
aDd found him helpless from »n iueu
' rable disease, with a family depending
upon him. "Ben," she said, "what can
I do for you ?" "Nothing, Libbie/ I
was tbe reply '"You have yur haud» 1
full already. Wc will have to go tu the
! couuty house, I suppose " "Never, Hen, i
jas long as 1 live. Come and coj >y the j
| comforts of the old homestead with me
I will keep you and your family as long
as you live." She says she has enough
! to d 1 now without having to support a
1 husband too, which she might have to j
1 do if she were to uiarry.
A Pretty Story.
Iu Naples the papers tell a very pretiy
| stoiy of the Q leen of Italy 1 appears j
1 t'aat as she was driving to the royal
wood of Lincalo the COHCIIUMU mistook
j the road, aod one ol the gentlemen asked
| a countryuiau the way The uia>i, sci ini>
the fine carriage und horses, aud the
servants' livery, and all the gay cimptny
I thought he was being fouled. As it
you did nut know," he sjid, wi.h his big '
grin. Tho Q leen laughed and assured
him that .hey were lost. J'lieii ouly did
the countryman condescend to point out
the way, alter which he walked off, as if
j fearing to be laughed at aguiu.
"Give him twenty Iraucs fir his
, trouble," said tin Q ieun to one of her
escort, who, going nlicr the countryman,
said (o him : 'li re, my man, is a little
pteseut froui the Queen ul Italy, who
,| thanks you."
"The Qieen !" cried the countryman,
; returniug to tli« ciruage. "Forgive me
that 1 did I.it know thee; but 1 hud
never seen thee before Thou art as
beautiful as a May rose God bless
; thee" And the carnage drove off.
Now the couu'.ryuian, who had once
seen the (jiieen, wanted to see her pretty
* face again, aud the following day bo
presented hiuuseil at tho palace
| "I know ber, you know," he added
| mysteriously. "I spoke 10 her yesterday
and 1 want to apeak to her agiin."
Think iu r he had to do with a cusdmm,
the porter was about to hare the pour
fellow airesie I, when tho very gentleman
who hid given him the twenty tranes
appealed, aud, recognizing ihu man,
told him to wuit. He informed the
Queen of his presence "liiing In in
! here, by all moans," was her untwer
Wlieu the uiau was, for the lecond
; time, before the Qieen, I e saiJ : "Yes, >
! 'tis thou I thought I had seen a fairy. ,
Tluu art just uu angel 1 did uot tell
thee yesterday that I have twu little
outs without a mother. Wilt thou be
their mother ?"
"That I will, ' said the Qiecn "
"Then there's the twenty francs thou
; gavest uie yesterday. I thank tbee but
I want no money" And he weut away, 1
• crying and sunling like a child.
i Tm* (jo.-eit had adopted the two little
ones. a.id they are iu au institution,
under her special patronage.
What is the smallest room io the
world ? The uiuihtuoui.
Sidney Lanier, in Si'rtbittr for October,
argues strougly in lavor OL ILI.o BQIB I
farming sy«ieuj in the cotton Stales,
which the results ol the lute war forced
upoji ilmt stcfion of our country, us
against t!i« large farms ol the North-west.
Ho concludes It IB interesting article witli
the following beaulllul tubute to hid
It is impossible to end without
adverting to a New Souih which exists
ID a lar utnre literal sense than that of
euiall tanning. How uiuuh of this
gracious luuti is yet new to all real
cultivation, how much of ii lies groaning
'•it the muscle ol' man, and l.ow doubly
uioL'tilttl is this newness, in view ol to
hold peri'itual session, and press
perpetual invitation upon all men to
couje and have plenty I Surely, along
k that Joiple* slrrteh generous **•""
where the Appalachian ruggeefneea calui*
themselves into pleasant lulls before
dyiug quite away into the sea board
levels, a man can find such temperance
of heaven and earth—cuough of struggle
with nature to draw out manhood, with
enough ol bounty to sanction the struggle
—that a more e'qmsite co-adaptation of
all blessed circuuistances for man's lilo
netd not bo sought. It is with a part ui
that region mat this writer is most
lamiliar, and one cannot but remember
that, us one srau is at a certain spot
there I and looks . if op and across the
Uoui ulgee river, too whole prospect
seems distiuciiy lo yearn lor men.
Ivery where the huge and gentle slopes
kneel and pny for vineyards, lor
cotn-lit*lds, lor cottages, lor spires lo rise
up troui beyond the oak groves It is a
land where there is never a day of
summer uor ol winter when a man cannot
do a lull day's wtik in the open field ;
all the products meet there, as at nature's
0 u agricultural lair; rice grows
alongside ol wheat, corn alongside of
tug.r cane ; cotton alongside of clover,
tuples alongside of peaches, so that a
small fai ui urny often miniature the
whole United Stales in growth; the
little valleys very where run with living
waters, nsli g urates and cattle and
yiiei grist mil s; all nimiuer ol timbers
lor economic usis, and trees lor finer
aits, cover ttie earth; in short, here is
such a neighborly congregation of
climates, soils, mineials and vegetables,
that within the compass of many a
hundred acre lnui a man may find
*l.-n witliai Ui build I. it. ho uj.fi ol «tooe,
of brii k. ol m.k, or of pine, lo furnish it
in woods that would delight the most
curi>un eye, and t » gut p'y his family
with all the necensaiies, most of the
comforts, and many of tl.e luxuries, of
the wbole worid. It is tiie country of
A d, as said, it is because these
blisslul ranges ate still clamorous for
hurna., friendship; it is because many of
theui are actually virgin to plow, pillar,
ax or mill-wheel, while others have
known only the insulting aud mean
cultivation of the earlier immigrants,
who scratched the surface for cotton a
year or two, then eaieles ly abandoned
ad lo sedge and sassafras, aud sauntered
on toward Texas; it is thus that these
lands are, with sadder significance than
that of small lar.uiug, also a New South.
Burling'on Hawkeye to a Young
Rtftnrtnher, son, that the world is
; older than y. u are by several years ;
that for thousands of yeais it has oeeu
so lull ol smarter and better young men
thuu yourself that their feet struck out
01 the doruior windows; thai when they
died tl.e old globe «eut whirling on,
and uot OLe man in ten millions went to
the luneral Don't be too sorry for
i your father because lie knows so much
j less than you do lteuiember the reply
| of Dr Way land to the student ol Brown
University, who said it was an easy
enough thing to make proverbs such as
Soloinou wrote. "Make a few," tersely
replied the old mau The world has
great need of young men, but no greater
need than the young men have of it.
i Your clothes fit you better than your
I lather's fit hiui ; they cost more money,
and they are more stylish ; your mus
taclio is neater, the cut of your hair is
better. Hut, young man, the old gentle
man gets the biggest salary, aud bis
homely, scrambling signature oo the busi
ness end ol a check will drain uioro
money out of the bank in five minutes
than you could get out witli a ream of
paper a copper plate signature in
An exchange prints the following
] 1 Blby L illaby," as sung by a father,
while Jinmun is visiting the neighbors :
Uoik-a by upon the tree top
When the wind blows—confound it do stop.
When the wit.d lilows the trade will rock,
Jtmsxleiu ciiekets «hu * teiu|>er votive got.
When I lie bough breaks the cradle will fall, '
t»y thunder juu young 'uu do ootliiuif but
! Now baby go bv, go hush-i-tr—hush ;
Moo-shoo, .booby, shooy. buih, hush-i-tr
Go to sleep, my biliy, my sweet little pet;
Uo to si■ ep, don't jou hear me, I'll spank
If you ain't sleep this minit, now, now
Well, ban* sueli a young one that does noth
ing but cry.