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MT. AIRY, N. C.
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NOTICES or TUB PRESS :
The REPORTER AND POST is sound in
policy and politics, and deserves a libe
ral support.— Reidsville Weekly.
The Dan bury REPOETKK AND I'OST
begins its thirteenth year. It is a good
paper and deserves to live long aud live
well.— Daily Workman.
Tho Danbury REPORTER AND POST
celebrates its twelfth auuiversary, and
with pardonable pride refers to its suc
cess, which it deserves.— J\ews anil Ob
The Danbury REPORTER AND I'OST
is twelve years old. It is a good paper
aud should bo well patronized by the
people of Stokes. It certainly deserves
it.- Salem Press.
For twelvo long years the Danbury
REPORTER AND POST has been roughing
it, and still manages to ride the waves
of tho journalistic sea. We bot>o that
it will have plain sailing aftor awhile.
The Danbury REPORTER AND POST
has just passed its 12th anniversary and
under the efficient management of broth
er Duggias cannot fail to increase in
popularity with tha people of Stokes aud
adjoining counties.— Winston Sentinel.
The editorials on political topics are
timely and to the point, and the general
amke up of every pago shows plainly
the exercise of much care and pains
taking. Loug may it live and flourish
under the present management.
The Danbury REPORTER AND POST
has entered the thirteenth year of its ex
istence, and wo congratulate it upon tho
prosperity that is manifested through its
columns. To us it is more than au ac
quaintance, and we regard it almost as a
kinsman. — Leaksville (Gazette.
The Danbury REPORTER AND POST
last week celebrated its twelfth anniver
sary. It is a strong and reliable paper
editorially, it ia a good local and-genor
al newspaper and in all respeots
to its town and seotion. It ought to be
well patronized.— Statesville Landmark.
Tbo Danbury REPORTER AND POST
has just entered its 13th year. We were
one of the erew that launched tbo RE
PORTER, and feel a djep interest in its
welfare, and hope that sha may drift on
ward with a clear sky and a smooth sur
face for as many more years.— Caswell
The Danbuty REPORTER AND POST
has celebrated its 12th annivemary. The
paper is sound in policy and politics,
aud deserves tho hearty support of the
people of Stokes. It is au exoelleut
weekly and we hope to see it flourish in
the future as never before.— Winston
Tho Danbury REPORTER AND POST
came out last week with a long editorial,
entitled, "Our Twelth Anniversary"
and reviews its past history in a very
entertaining way. Uo en Bro, Pepper
in your good work; you get up one of if
not the best country papor in North
Carolina.— KtrnersmlU JV'eK*.
That valued exchange, published in
Danbury, N. C., tho IIEPORTKH ANI»
POST, has entered upon its l'ith anni
versary. Long may it live tu call tho
attention of the outside world to a ooun
ty which is as rieb, wo suppose, in min
erals as any in the State of North Car
olina, and to battle for correct pclitioal
measures. -Danville Times.
"INOTIIIIVO SUCCEEDS LIKE HUCCEBH."
DANBURY, N. C., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1885.
1.1 H K THE H'JiRINi:.
f Hi-] fare ia likn the sunrise,
Her eyas are like the sea,
And mornlug comes Into my heart
If she but look on me.
Hor li|» are like wild roses;
Aud wlien slit' MlU'relli
Her tender words of lwve, tliey bring
To me the wild flower's breath. ,
And no a holy tlSyfireak
Is mine with ever)' lmnr;
Ktoch moment feels the blue sea's might,
The rose's magic power.
Brought to Life.
Fifty dollars a month is not much of
a salary, but 1 had arrived only a fort
night before, and had no acquaintances
in the eountry ; therefore 1 could not
presume to ask for better terms. My
two pupils, M. Rabut assured me, wero
very well behaved children ; the girl
was just fifteen, already a young lady,
and the toil-year boy was equally apt at
study. After all 1 was only required to
give five hours r. day to teacbiug ; the
rest of my time was altogether my own,
to be devoted either to work or sleep,
as I pleased.
'And remember,' he t said, 'your pa
vilion is at such a distance from the
fanrily residence that you can feel per
fectly at home there and perfectly quiet.
Of course everybody will treat you with
tbe consideration due to your position
in the household. You will observe
that my poor oldjmother's bead is a lit
tle weak, but tsbe is the kindest of
1 accepted tho situation.
Ombrevillo is situa'ed on tho heights
ot Moka. Tho muh) itself walked quite
cautiously up the ascents, aud as 1 was
careful 'o keep tbo animal at a walk on
the descents also, I camo to the conclu
sion that L might just as well walk. I
got down. Without troubling himself
further about uiv wishes, my black who
guided the vehicle soon begun to urge
his animal rapidly along the road, which
made a sharp turn at the bottom of a
long steep slope. When I reachod the
tmr, both vehicle and negro had disap
peared. I was all alone. I reckoned
that there was scarcely another lcauge
to travel, and as it was not quite seven
o'clock, Ijwould be able to be in timo
It was in Apr:l. A threatening storm
bad been growling all the day before ou
the other side of Le Ponce summit; on
either side of the road tho trees drench
ed in torrential ram, shook down show
ers of water from the leaves with every
breath of wind ; the water sf tho ditches
to right and left ran with a loud mur
mur under the shadow of tho high
grass ; tho air was fresh and all im
pregnated with sweet smells; the sun
still bung at the edgo of the forest eur
taiu ;it was a delight to walk. From
the bottom of my heart I thanked the
intelligent black who bad imposed this
pleasure upon me, and 1 continued on
As I walked on I began to dream.
What future did this new land bold in
reserve for me f I had not come to it
with any idea of making a fortune—
(although a youug man of twenty-five,
I had acquired enouch oommon sense to
save me from such illusions) —but only
to earn a good living, and lay by enough
to enable me, when an old man, to re
turn to France and sleep at last under
tbe shadow of my own villago spiro.
Meanwhile, after half-an-hour walk,
1 had reached a point at which threo
different roads forked off from the main
one. One of thom, I knew must lead
to Ombreville—but which ' I invoked
tho Triplo Hecate, sat dowr) upon a rock
A negro parsing on the run, pointed
out to mc which road to tako. B>ou I
caught sight of tho lofty ohimnev of
the sugar-mill—then tho houso itself,
buried in a thick grove of mango trees,
and, as I feared being late, I quickened
my step. Under the verandah, already
crowded, 1 saw people rushing back aud
forward—running, and no one notioed
me as 1 asoended the front steps except
a big fat ncgress crouching at the en
trance, who sobbed and oried with re
newed despair at my coming. There
on the sofa, at full length, lay • young
girl—almost a ohild ! Her long, bright
bair, all streaming with water, fell over
the baok of tho sofa, and bad dripped
upon the verandah until a little pool bad
formed upon the flags. Bhe was whiter
than a piece of marble ; tbe violets of
death were on her compressod lips ; her
lifeless arms lay rigidly straight by her
side, and M. Rabut, ou his knees beside
here, was kissing one of her bands.
'Drowned, my dear sir, she got drown
ed,' said a good lady of about sixty
years of ago, who came to me, holding
out her hands in tho friendliest manner
imaginable. 'But you have walked
here,' she oonlinued ; 'you must be tir
ed. Of courso you will take something ?
'Mamma! Ob, mamma" exclaimed
M. Babut, raising bis head. 'You see,'
bp saiii to me, with a sob, she
was out batbiug ; the river suddenly
His bead fell forward again over tho
little wliito band, to which his lips
'Myrtil! Myrtil!' again cried the
good lady, 'bring a glass of Maderia to
the gentleman. Or perhaps you would
prefer something else ?'
I questioned the family. The girl
had not beon twenty minutes under wa
ter. And yet tbey had done nothiug—
had not even tried to do anything.
I gave my orders briefly—thoy wore
Tbey had laid her on her back. I
lifted her he*d so that it leaned side
way on the loft. Her teeth wero clen
ched. How cold her lips seemod when
1 pressed my own upon them 1 Tho
poor father, senseless with grief, allow
ed us to do as wo thought best, apd tho
grandmother walked hurriedly to and
fro, busy, fussy, always calling Myrtil,
and declaring'the breakfast will uovcr
be ready, and here aro all the people
Aud a carriage in fact suddenly drew
up before the front door steps. Two
young girls desconded with a happy
burst of laughter. I can Bee them even
now as they stopped, looked, turned
pale, and stood there with arms twined
about each other's waist, and eyes big
with torror —silent aud motionless.
Half an hour had passed. What '
was not that a flush wo saw, mounting
to the colorless oheek*. Oh ! how fer
vent a prayer I uttered that moment
to the good God ! And it seemed to
me thu arm I held had become less
At that moment a horseman camo up
at tull gallop.
'Myrtil! Myrtil!—take the doctor's
horse to the stable!' oried tho good lady,
descending the steps to meet the physi
cian. 'Ah, dootor, I know it !—jour
powder could not do mo any good. The
whole night, doctor, I was in pain. Ah!
how badly I slept!'
The doctor came to us.
'Good ! young man ! —very good in
deed ! That is just what should have
'Come, come !' ho cried in a joyous
tone, after a tew momenta had passed.
•We are all right now—wc shsll get
off with nothing worse than a fright !
Why you old coward, have I uot al
ready told you so. Hero ! let ine see
a happiei face on you !' And ho gave
M. Rabut a vigorous slap on the shoul
Then suddenly turning to me, he
'But you—where are you from ! I
don't remember ever seeiug you here
'I came from Brittany, doctor, by
way of Pari-) and Port-Louis.
'Look!—look !'—ho had already
turned bis back upon me—'sho is open
ing her eyes!'
M. Rabut involuntarily seized my
hand, and dragged me to the sofa.
Sbe opened her eyes. They were
bluo—the eyes I always liked best.
'Hclene! my own Helens!' murmur
ed the poor father, stooping to kiss her
'Gentle ! you !' exclaimed tbe doctor,
pulling him back. 'Let her have air if
you please ?*
'M. Rabut drew back, without letting
go my hand.
Myrtil returned from the stable.
'Myrtil! Myrtil!—well, bow about
that breakfast! Is it going U» be ready
to-day, or to-morrow !'
'JMrt/oi! I'm ready for it " cried the
doctor. 'That gallop gave me » frro
•Why, Myrtil!—serve' the Maderia
to those gentlemen !'
This time Myrtil obeyed.
It was tour in tbe afternoon when 1
left my pavilion to retnrn to the house.
M. Rabut came to look for mo on the
verandah. 'Come,' bo said, 'yos can
see her now.'
He brought me olos# to her bed.
Her dear blue eyos still bad dark cir-
cles about them ; but the blood was
circulating under tbo olcar skin ; for
she blushed at my approach.
'This is he, my Hclene ; if it badu't
been for him'—and his voice choked.
'Don't fret any more, papa. 1 am
only sorry about my locket. Do you
think they will ever bo able to 6nd
The locket contained her mothers
It was barely daylight when I reach
ed the river. The negro who had taken
her out of the water had shown me tho
evening beforo the prooiso spot whero
the current had "arrind her away, and
also the place where he had found her—
about fifty yards further down. It was
a long narrow basin, shut in by groat
jamrosos, whoso tufted branches met
above and stretched from one bank to
tho other. Tha pale light, fliekeiing
through tho leaves, made gleams hers
and there upon the water like the re
flection of molten lead; beyond the
darkness was complete ; it looked per
fectly black there.
1 dived and brought up throe flat
pebbles ! But breakfast would not be
ready until ten o'clock ; I bad plenty
By eight o'clock tho bottom of tho
basiu had no mysteries for me. There
wa s not a single oabot-fish that I had
not disturbed beneath bis rock—not a
single camaron tl at I had not compell
ed to crawl backward into his hole.
But the lockot was not there—accord
ingly it must be further down. I loft
the basin and followed the course of the
stream—interrogating all tho roots, ex
ploring all the boulders, questioning
overy tuft of grass. I was about to
pass on, when I saw a little serpent,
like a thin silk string caught upou the
root of a wild strawberry plant, wrig
gling in the current, I seized it—it
was the locket'
She would not come down to break
fast ; but M. Rabut told mo sho would
certain ly come dowu to dinner. She
was still a little weak but tbat was
Man is a selfish creature; the medal
lion remained in uiy pocket.
While tnoy were laying tho table
that evening, 1 stole softly into the
dining-room. When her father had led
her to ber seat, and she unfolded her
napkin, she found a little box in it.
'What is this ? Another of your at
tempts to spoil me, papa 1'
But tho astonished look of M. Rabut
must have convinced her more than bis
She opened the little box.
'My locket! my lockot!' she cried,
putting it to her lips and kissing it
over and over again. I watched every
kiss—l looked at her out of the corner
of my eye. finally, her eyos met my
own—she understood. But the little
mysterious beauty did not even say
And the long and short of it is, dear
sir that I never gavo Hclene, who be
came my wife, a single lesson.
Ah, yes, parbleu ! I taught her how
AN INTERESTING DEGISION
j An interesting decision was rendered
\ recently by tbe Court of Commou Pleas
|of Mercer ODunty, Pa. An injunction
was applied for by certain members of
the Roman Catholic Church, restram
j ing the reading of King James* version
of the Bible in tho public schools. The
petitioners claimed that the translation
kuown as tho Douay Bible was tho only
eorrect version, and that the reading of
of another and iu their opinion incorrect
version was offensive, and its forced
reading contrary to the constitution and
laws of Pennsylvania which guarantee
freedom in religious opinion, Tho
court held that it had no authority to
decide which was tho correct version of
the Biblo, and that all versions stand
equal boforo the law, and that tbo school
directors had authoiity to authorize
tbo reading of whatovcr one they might
think proper. This decision gives the
Catholics the right whero they have
a majority of the school directors to
have their own versiou read iu the pub
"What was tho trouble at church this
morning!' inquired one Dakota eitizen
ol another. "I understand thero was a
"Ofi, it didn't amount to any
thing. Some of tho members in the
baok pews threatened to shoot the min
ister unless ho spoke louder. That was
Better m little fire that warms, nor a
meiklo that burns.
IT IS WELL TO REM KM HER.
That evory path hath a'puddle
That tho fruit of success ripens slow
Tbat ho is tho richest who wants the
Tbat a million dollars will not buy a
ray of sunshine.
That the greatest of faults is to be
conscious of none.
Tbat tho brightest thoughts soino
tirncs como from tho dullest lookiug
Tliat Methuselah, even, never com
plained of time bauging heavy on his
That all of tbo good things of this
world aro of no further good than as
they aro of no uso.
That a newspaper may bo a sower, or
a stream of pure water, according to'its
That what a man gets for nothing he
is very apt to value at just about what
it costs lum.
That wc unlock the door of fate
with our own hands, and then throw
the key away.
Tbat compliments and congratulations
cost nothing but pons, inl: and paper,
Tbat tbe easiest way to outwit the
world is to let it believe that it is smar
ter than you arc.
That there can be no greater mistake
than the stopping to worry over a mis
take already made.
That with contentment the lowest
hovel is more of a palace than tbo lofti
est mansion without it.
That while few are qualified to slime
in company, it is in thu power of most
people to he agreeable.
That our homes aro like instruments
of music, of which a single discordant
string destroys the sweetness.
That tbo path of life is beset with
thorns, and tbat they who are not afraid
to encountor them may gather the rare
flowers that grow between.—Good
THE HUMAN FIGURE.
The proportions of the human figure
aie six times the length of the feet.
Whether tho form is slender or plump,
the rule holds good; any deviation from
it is a departure from the highest beau
ty in proportion. The Greeks make all
their statutes according to this rule.
The face, from the highest point of the
fore head, where the hair begins to the
chin, is one-tenth of tho whole stature.
The band, from the wrist to the middle
finger, is tbe same. From the top of
the highest point of the forehead is a
seventh. If the face, from the roots of
tuo hair to tbe chin, be divided into
three equal parts, the first division de
termines tbe place where the eye-brows
meet, and the second tho place of the
nostrils. The height from the feet to
tho top of the head is tbe distance from
the extremity of tbe fingers when the
arms are extcudcd.
REFORM THE FOOLS.
At a meeting of the farm animals
the Dude once attempted to prove bis
relationship to the Jackass. "Why,"
ho said, vainly, just look at my ears !
We mu6t bo nearly related." "True,"
returned the Jackass, "you may be a
degenerated mule, but though I have
oftou heard men call you a Jackass,
they have never yet insulted me by call
ing me a Dude." At this speech tbe
o'.her animals buist into roars of laugh
ter, and the crestfallen l)udo slunk
Moral ; This Pablo teaches us that
an ordinary mortal should not at
tempt to claim tbo acquaintance of a
THE SMALL BOY'S COMPOSI
Ho wrote ; "A pm is a queer sort of
a thing. It has a round head and a
sharp point; and if you stick pins into
you, they hurts. Women use pins to
pin on their cuffs and collars, and men
uso pins when tho buttons is off. You
can get pins for five cents a paper; but
if you swallow thoui thoy kill you; but
they have saved thousands of lives "
"Why, Thomas, what do you mean by
that ?" asked the teacher. The boy an
swered . "By poople not swallowin' of
"But Honry has talent, father!"
"May be, child, may be ; but you can't
live on that without a little bason to
mix with it."
It is wise to seek a secret, and hon
est tonot reveal it.
THE FLOWLKS C^LLLC-O-
A hired horse— tired never.
Kvory fool likes kin bauble.
Spot* of the sun—A boy's freckles.
A man that is warned is half-armed.
A miserly father makes a prodigal
lie a friend to yourscl', an' ithert
Credit keeps the crown o' the cause
We ask advice, but mean approba
A bow long bent, at length must wax
A tauuter and a liar aro baitli ae
Every man's talc is gudo till auither'a
A ill wan penny will cast down a
A man canna thrive except his wifa
Courtesy is cumbersome to them that
kan it not.
Every one knows best where the shco
Every ago confutes old errors and
A man is weel or wac, as be thinks
Love, a cough, and smoke will not
Kvery man can rule a shrew save he
that hath her.
The worth of a thing is best ken'd by
the want of it.
lie cannot be i friom' to any one who
is his own enemy.
No estuto can make him rich that hai
a poor heart.
He that does you a very ill turn will
uever forgivo you.
He had need rise betimes who would
Me has the greatest blind side w!io
thinks bo has none.
Dry bread is better with love than a
fat eapon with fear.
Fetters of gold are still fetters, and
silken cords pinch.
If an ass goes traveling, ho will not
come home a horse.
It is a great point of wisdom to find
out one's own folly.
paying well causes a laugh ; doing
well produces silence.
Lanncss travels so slowly that pov
erty soon overtakes him.
Abscut none without blame; pres
ent, none without excuse.
Rebukes ought not to bavo a grain
more of salt than of sugar.
To one who has a pie in the oven you
may give a bit of your cakc.
Hotter ride an ass that carries mo
than a horse that throws nic.
Applause is the spur of noble minds,
the cud aud aim of weak ones.
He knows enough who knows how to
live and keep his own counsel.
The friendship of great men is like
the shadow of a bush, BOOK gone.
It is not the greatest beauties that
inspire the most profound passion.
That often happens in a day which
docs not happen iu a hundred years.
A necessitous man, who gives costly
■tinners, pays large sums to be laughed
Marriage with peace, is the world's
paradise , with strife, this life's purga
A Philadelphia man elaiins that ha
will shortly fly without the aid of wings.
It is conjectured that be will start from
Our minds arc as different as our fa
ces. We are all traveling to one des
tination—happiness; but none are going
by the same road.
The hate which we all bear with tbo
most Christian patienoc, is the hate of
those who envy us.
There aro all sorts of ctvks, but
a new invention is badly needod. (t is
000 that instead of striking at lip. m.
will pick up a dilatory lov?r and firo
him out of tho front door. A clock of
this description would niako a fortune
for the inventor, as there aro probably
a million Aiuciican fathers who would