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i d from our Southern Land,
In merry nil my nana.
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H'huli pres.-ti ?' i
Ii or'tlinui.-li h- lwmlers wide,-
1iV!I pctileiiee doth ?tiide, .
Yiiiltr lamme ny us siee .
Knoeks atrvarh door.
.old keep, our hope aive.
tjive us tin Vtrenirth to strive
j Aain-t this i'oe ;.. .
lVf'ue Thy throne ve kiMxd,
Great physician heal
'he wounds natli winch r reel
1 And end thi woe !
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, JVsiili ir sinu; wo lay,- j
loth North ami ?oulh, and pray
! 'Thv will he done. i 1
Ami wijh one voice'hnjdore.
That when thio plngue is oVr,
Wa -m ttriys oi yoic,
i l'e truly oik.
lAi:V llAVAKI) Ol.AKKV...
jL.i.i5it:irj;Y.
i:V KATK MKHIDKX.
To have a heart void of offence. i
! A conscieuee clear and free ;
To act through life a noble yart
i 0, this is Ltberty ! '
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Vast heaps cf -.rubbish, piles of
timber and a large quantity of broken
machinery loomed far up above, the
water edge, while; ever tind arion the
' flashing waves, borne along by the
resistless tide, seemed to reach out
eagerly . to the dark objects on the
shore. " . V . , n
One couia not help shuddering,
nor. prevent a ffeeling of loneliness,
aye, even of danger, were lie to con
template this'gloomy prospect alone,
or at the solenin hour of mid-niglit ;
for in such place thieves, robbers,
even murderers, sometimes find n
rurkirig-jlnce. .
Doubtless it was this conclusion
which led the stout-hearted officers
" to the ?pot, and increased tho awe
of tho? half-frightened beings who,
from cuviosav,,had left their huts
amid the rocks, and wit'i their squab
, dirty children ha gone after
thev:riice.r : -. ' '
Adaroful se.ircli was at once insli-
tated in among the luuvber, around
mil ; r.bout every heap of rubbish
eager eyes peered ; yet for once they
seemed to have lost their track, and
one of their number turned away, in
evident disgust, exclaiming:.
"Perhaps you will think it -vrorth
while, comrade, to cross, the river,;
for our" bird isn't on this side Yin
Llessed if ho is.M -"Not'so
fast, Xevers. -Heigh ho I
Whatiave we lLrc? ' said his sharp
looking companion, clambering over
aheap of rusty irou to the other, side,
where an old boiler lay hid from
view. "Let's have, a look at this ar-
ticl
e.
"Come along, Saunders,!' shouted
las com pat don.. -'It's a. lot of old
trumpery that wefexamined before."
. "I'm not so sure , of it," returned
the wide-awake man. pricking up his
ars like an animal about to spring
opon his prey. "ly (lie great Jove,
I've got you at last,' my: darling, or
it's your ghost!". '
- And with -bis iron" grasp he drew
from his hiding-place, a, being who
scarcely seemed a mortal man, such
a 'wild, hunted and haggard' exjires
;8ion, did bis ; bloated and disfigured
feairires wear.
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Thirteen years before the occur
.enee of the events which wc have
just related, there dwelt in the vil
geofw , a family called Stan
hope. :
Chyles Stanhope, his wife and an
nly Kon composed the members of
Je household ; and never perhaps,
a long existeuce, cJuldhcre have
en found a more milled r liappy
Kind ami considerate to all, yet
having enough 0f their own affairs
10 claim their strict attention, they
Kloni went abroad; and this, doubt
f8, was the ihe reason their1 sortie
,zt gossipy neighbors had been
leased to term them "stuck up,". or
' ial, as young .Stanhope's years in
feaseJ, the idle and dissolute youths
1'laee, who hal failed to" make
him one like themselves, would, taunt
him concerning the' wholesome, re
straint which his father exercised
over him, while they painted iirglow
ing 6lors, the vast advantages' of
havins: what. they called liberty.
ATallers went on thus for a time.
Uobert Stanhope frmnd amusement
and interest in healthml sport, whole
some books, and the friendship ot
Lillv Lawrence, the only daughter
of an early acquaintance of Mis.
StanhojKj's who, with, her"' parents,
had -come to reside in, the place. !
'Five yen rs passed rapidly awayiin
thisoniot lnanncr.: Uobert. had ht
tained his eighteenth year, and wa
prepaiing by his own . industry, and
the inlluence of his father's employe:
to enter the wholesale establishment
bf lern t Brothers, hoping to work
his way up from an humble clerk'to
a loftier position, when, siutdenly, an
occurrence took place .which,- for a
time at least, claimed his whole at
tention, namely, the d-eath of his
lather, from whom he had been parted
but a few hours, and who was , then
enjoying his usual health. !,
Air. Stanhope had gone to the mill,
of which L,c was superintendent, and
while examining some machinery,
had fallen fiom the 'scaffold, and
lived but one hour after he, reached
his home ; yet during that period
though suffering intensely, ho had
found a voicejto say. to his son :
"Remember, my boy, thr.t to have
a conscience void of-offence, bcfoi'e
God and man, is the greatest liberty
that can be enjoyed." :
After the funeral, Mrs. - Stanhope
decided to remain in the cottage
which had belonged to her husband ;
whose employer'now came -forward
to offer his sympathy to the afflicted
family, and by whose arrangements
Robert Stanhope finally decided, to
enter the emjdoy of Bern ,& Bro's.
And now, with the reader's permis
sion, wewpll leave him in his new
position, to. follo w the footsteps of
three other "youi'g men, who have
something to dovith ourstorv.
The trio to whom we. would turn
attention were youths, aged -respectively
seventeen, eighteen and twenty.
With a light, ..'swaggering air, they
sauntered into a saloon, where an
odor of whisky tobacco seemed to be
striving for the pre-eminence.
"I say, Charlie." said the eldest ot
the three to his youngest compan
ion." So the rich old uncle says
you've got to be a good boy ! yherc
are you boxed for ?"
"Bern fc Brothers, confound him i"
returned the youth, kicking at the
lbii of the table before F which thev
were seated.
; "A stingy old cur as'evpr lived,"
returned Harris, the first speaker.
"But never mfnd, my boy ; the old
man will riot last. -long. I've got it.
from head-quarters-."
"That's all humbug; for-.tliough
he's a bed" ridden old curse," he's as
strong .'is a lion ami got a pair 'of
lungs like brass. .;If you'd. hear him
lecture me, yov) say he was good
for twenty years more."
"What ever possessed him to
think of Bern & Brotheri ?" asked
the ote whom they called Cregg.
"He doesn't mean to make a mer
chant of voir?" ,':
' "No: habits, etc., he snivels about.
But I'm not going to set the Thames
on fire not much. But say," he
added, with sudden animation ; "who
do you think is booked for the same
bouse
?. "You'll never in therjworld
iruess.
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Then why don't you tell us ?"
exclaimed Harris, with an expres
sion not to be mentioned to ears
polite..
"'You remember young Stanhope,
of W ; , who shunned us as
though we were mad dogs, when we
were down there on a bend'?"
"I reckon I do, and his father
toe," returned Harris, with another
imi.rnMt nn : "and it Will HO liara
& & f.' -J
with 'me, bwt. I'll be even with him
some day." '
:"Why, what did the old cove. do
i'
to von, Harris V" .'
"Why, you see, I got into a little
serapeV.aUcr you leil me in W ,
and I'd have got through it pretty
well if it hadn't beeii for old -Stanhope.'
As it was it took, my last
dollar, and I just - esciped getting
locked up." . ,
"Well; you 11 jiever pay off the old
scoixj with the old . tin, 'for- - he's 1 dead
and buried these six; months.-..; But
it's young Stanhope. thats coming to
our house. lie's your 'game.'" :
"I believe you, Charlie," returned
the unprincipled Harris .. ,
Alter swallowing several fiery po
tations, the precious trio left the sa
loon in quest of new wickedness.
Robert Stanhope entered the em
ploy ol Bern & Brothers under the
most advantageous circumstances, for
the senior partner being a personal
friend of Mr", Gaston, his father's late
employer, took a kind interest in
bis. welfare. .;
"Do well for yourself, young man,"
said the experienced merchant, "and
you will find others incliiied to do
well for you."
And still later when, after noticing
a conversation between Charlie Grove
arid young Stanhope, the worthy
gentleman spoke as follows:
''My young friend," said lie, "I
would - warn yon to beware of the
idle and dissolute Temptation you
will find everywhere, unless you se
clude yourself from the world, in
which it is your duty to perform
your part. well. They only are great
who can resist and overcome; not
those who are never tried. I hon
estly confess to you, that I ani not
favorably impressed -with the behav
ior of the young -man '.V 1th Hvhcm
you were -conversing. I have only
taken him in my employ on trial, for
the sake of Ids uncle,, who is a valued
.friend, and r. most wo: thy man."
Several' weeks had ---elafsed after
this couverhatio.'i before ("iiiries
Grove and Robert Stanhope met,'
for they were employed in a 'differ
ent' part of the count ing-hotfse.- .
It chanced; .however, that one
morniriiX both were called to the
book'keepeu's Vlesk. to
receive a
monthly payment, when Grove pain-
ted the latter as follows :
"I say, Stanhope," what -do you do
with your money ?"
"I jiay my l.oard, and send the rest
to my mother, to dispose of."
"Good boy," returned Grove 'in a
sarcastic tone. "He hasn't the lib
erty evgn over his own wages. Now.
my good felloW," he. continued, after
a pause, "Cregg, Harris and myself
you needn't look scared, we're not
going to bite you thought of sho.v
ing you the city ; but like a good
boy you must stay at home, for you
haven't the. liberty to go abroad."
Now it was' not because ho 'was
deprived, of the means to' accompany
these vicious young men to , their
customary haunts that irritated
young Stanhope, as Grove well
knew, but the questioning of his lib
erty' in the .matter. 1
For the first time nee his arrival
in the city, he perused his mother's
weekly Tetter 'in a ' careless manner,
even omitting to read the message
from his. friend Lilly, which had
hitherto interested him so much.
Little by little, step by step, did
Robert Stanhope alio w these wicked
young 'men to gain . an influence
over him. We'say allow, for put a
short time elapsed before Charles
Grove was dismissed from the em
ploy of Bern & Brothers, and then
might young Stanhope have paused,
and regained the path of rectitude.
But, alas ! taunting him with a want
of liberty, he allowed the reckless
and unprincipled to make him most
surely their slave. ! .
It is ahvays harrowing to mark
the downward path of any one;
but oh, how .-sad to -see an onlv sou
of a Vidowed mother, in the full
promis of his manhood. approach
ing cerfnin' destruction H s
, For 74 long timtj1, for his mothers
sake, Robert s emjdoyers .bore with
his irregular haljils, until finally
their-,. '-'patience ' became exhausted,
and he was dismissed from their
service. He had ' no iv. - become an
habitual drunkard. , :
. Time rasses away swiftly. Just
five i:ars after Robert Stanhope was
dismissed from the service iof Bern
& Brothers, on a
night, the citizens
dark and stormy
! dwelling in the
i .
locality of
, were startled by a
terrible cry of, murder! An old
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gent leman, bed-riblen and helpless,
so tar ns his iimhsi were concerned,
had been foully stabbed, and the
physician said, could not . live an
hour. - - ,
In the dead hour-of midnightfliis
servaiits had been awakened by his
cries ; and wishing in, discerned
three fig" eiideavoriag to make
I heir escNpe, oaie ui' whom they cap
tured, mid who proved to be none
other than the infamous Harris ;-who
confessed to an , attemjt at robbery,
but swore that the old gentleman
had received his death blow from
the hand ofVhis own! nephew, Charles
Grove, who, in connection with hhrir,
S(if and Robert Stanhope, had uome
to rob him. .- I
An instant search was at once iii
stituted for the fugitives, and Chns.
Grove was finally overtaken,1 tried,
and found guiltv-oi the murder, of
his ojwn'. uncle:-" and in consequence
suffered ithe extreme' penalty of the
law. ' j '-; . ; ""i1 - .-
Jacob Harris was lmnrLsohed for
life ; - and when, at length Robert,
Stanhope was captured among the
-lroken .'machinery on the river side,
be '.-was sentenced to closeiimprison-
ment,, with hard labor, for a period
of t wen
city of
y years, in a prison near the
Mcw York ; and to-dav his
heart-oro ken
mother bevails the
!av
u heii he first drew j his breath.
Passing through :,V
small
village
the other day, we could not help no
ticing a corner grog-shop,; on the
signboafd of whiclj was painted a
bee-hive. We thought it a fit em
blem ; Jor when a. child, we were
told to keep away from the bee-hive.
! So we Would say to all : Keep away
from thb bee-hive. If you -do not,
you are
jsure to get stung.
Ti' v-nrpfr A t It nunr conni r IiTtlf
moment! to" be punctual, but (to'use
the words of an eminent theologian.
"Our life is made up of little, things."
Our attention 'to them is the index
of our character, often the; scales by
which it is weighed, t'unctualityt
requires no undue exertion, and its
influence is.a most salutary one. Its
cultivation sccnis the more -iinpor1
tant as we witness the deleterious'
influence of 'dilatoriness inj habit, the
evil effect ,'of which
' none
deny.
"Better
late than never.
trans
formed jmto "bettej'i never late," is
an excellent maxim. Whether we
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move in the higher, walks of life, orlj
tread the quiet paths of humble pur
suits, punctuality amply repays us
Ibr what: Jittle effort we make inits
cultivation. .-'..'! '
Death of the GoVeslnor's
Mother, -A telegram received in
this city
death of
; yesterday .announced the
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lie mother of GovZ. B. and
'Gen. R. B. Vance, at the residence
of the latter.on the Swanannoa river,
in Buncombe county. Mrs. Vance
was a very agedMadyj and has.for sev
eral months past been declining rap
idiv. Indeed, the Governor has sev
eral time$ been called from his olficial
duties to attend her bedside She
died in the full enjoyment of the
hope held out by the christian relig
ion' of a blessed immortality beyond
the grave, aad leaves behincl her the
sweet incense of a quietjj devoted
christian life. Char. Observer, 5th,
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A STRANGE REUNION, i
Among the passengers' on the
overdand train bound for San Fran
cisco, one day last week, was an ex
Governor of the State of Tennessee.-
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accompanied by his family. At one
tjf the small stations en the Central
Pacific road, 'a short distaiice this
side' of Ogdcn, the train, was board
ed by one of the .'gambling sharps
that infest the line, on the lookout
for victims to fleece,,, by means of
the swindling .devices practiced by
the' thievish crew. The fellow sue
ceeded in robbing one of the pas
sengers of the better part of his trav
eling capital, ' when .fhe transaction
attracted the atte-nf ion of other pas
sengers, and some commotion; ejni
sued. The-affai.i- not occurring in
San Francisco, i here Were no police
there to protect: the gambler, and lie
was seized and a .fierce demand was
made for the .plunder, with a dravv-
ing of pistols and
thTeats of dire
vengeance. In. the -midst .of tho tu
mult a lady in the car gave a shriek'
and fell into a swoon.. It was the
wife of the distinguished gentleman
from Tennessee. .The attention of
the gambler was drawn to the inci
dent, and iiimediately his pistobfell
from his hand as if from a stroke of
palsy, a;id no staggered backward
in a helpless .condition. On recov
ering his nerve, the gambler res
tored the-rnqney taken from his vic
tim and. hastened fcJthe assistance of
the lady A mutual recognition ap
peared to ensue between the gam
blef and the parly, . and the meeting
was evidently a sad one. The re
maining passengers' in the car per
ceived siifiicient to understand that
an erring son had -unexpectedly met
w ith ' his parents, and that the - car
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was relieve of further swindling at
tempts' the remainder of the passage
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A CARPENTER IN A LION'S
" 4: ' . ' DEN.
"In ' tho menagerie' at Brussels there
.is a lion called Dhnco, whose cage
was lately in want of some repairs.
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Ill's keeper desired a- carpenter' to
set about it, but when the 'workman
came and liaw the lion he started
back with, Iciron The keeper jen
tered tlie animal's cage, and led him
to the upper parti of it, while the
lower , was refitting. ' lie there
amused; himself for some time play
ing with the lion, and being wearied,
soon fell .asleep. The. carpenter,
fully relying upon the vigilance, of
the keeper, pursued his work with
rapidity, and when, he- had finished
he called him to see, what he had
done; Tlie keeper made no answer.
Having repeatedly- called! -him
vain, he began to, teel alarmed at
in
his
situation, and he determined to go to
the upper, part of the cage, and on
looking through the railing', he saVv
the lion and the keeper sleeping side
by " side. lie immediately uttered
a loud cry the lion, awakened by
the noise, started up! -and stared at
the carpenter with an eye of furyV
and then placing - his paw on the
breast of the keeper, lay down '.'jLo
sleep again At length, the keeper
was awakened by somelof the atten
dants, and he did not, appear in the
least apprehensive on accpuntof the
situation in which lie found' himself;
but shook the,. lion by the paw; and
then gently cbnd noted him to his
b rm e i resid e n ce.
Lepkks: An entire- family in
Adair county, according to a Ken-
t,uckyspaper, is afflicted with leprosy
and its members are pitable to see.
Their hair has,come out completely,
aud the scalp has the appearance of
polished ivory. They have no eye
lashes or eye-broWs, and their skin,
which is of a scarlet color, peels, off in
dry flakes of the size and appearance of
afishVs4ales. -They are such hideous
objects that they are shunned by
everybody, and- yet , th ey d rag out.
J year after year a living death, , and
'. ! are denied the cQusolation!of dying.
GOODS !
Stock
of "Goods is now complete ill
every Dei
artineht. Htul will bc sold at
lJOTTO rUIC-; FOU 'CASU,
or u pronmt pkyinsr jliiistomerssi t
His Stotj'k consists hi part of
CASSIMEUES, CLOTIISrL X'OT
TONADES. IJNEX HRILLS ;
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tor Pants and Suits, l I i i
" AFull Line of Domestic T0t bleached
and unhleaelwd SHEETING.' rih1A)T
CASE Good. , LARK GKXMtOK A. A. '.
heavy Sheeting 4-4. lonsdale
.QAMliUI'GV ! " J !v "
A'Ftill lAnts of ; i '.s
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RED vAND PLAIN
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LAWNS
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LINEN FOR TOADIES UlTd M
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am! TRAVEII-IXG PKKSSES.
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HAMBURG EDGINGS, Iw every styr
froaar 5 eeats- wp.j LINEN
T0VFJS and
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CRASH.
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MARSEILLES QUILTS, a large lot.
"KE.EIS SniRTdaiMt CXIjJntt,w
full lineV ;. ! : . ..' ' ;t fv' .
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' ILP:S and ZIEGLEIl'S ?
band made Shes In every Style, fTr
Gei:tlemen7 Lfidies, Misses and Chil
dren. Also a large dot of 'other good
and popuUi'r laakes of Shoes. : '
McCAULEY'S i
is Headquarters for , I .'
BACON, LARD and GROCE-
RIES, CANVASSED t& SUGAR.
CURED II AS on
hand all the.
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time at iBottora Prices.
N. C. HAMS and SIDES at'lOcts.
GOOD BROWN. SUGAR at lOcU
Cash..
GRANULATED, CUT
and .best I5R0WN, SU-
LOAF
f' GAR at lowest prices. : ;
GRITS and- HOMINY always on hand,
A- VVfJls ONE OF FfSII. N. jC.
( ;i IT Jl ERR r N G, - MU J .LETS.
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'JJLUE FISI), &k , '
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TBEST-CUBA MOIASSES and ITJRB
' j HONEY DRIP' SYRUP,
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PURE CIDER VINEGAR and
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. f; Fli ESH RICE. i; j .: '
A1 fu.ll Siock of Farmerii Friend
Plow's, Points and Holts. lwtj
hand. f' ; " ' . ; : j r
S WEEDS' Reft ned, . Rod;, Square mi
Round Iron on hand, of i ail the dilTer-
ent izes at the lowest "calr price.
Cpri'ON HOES hi all the latest a rut
iiii proved style. !
HORSE and MULE ; SHOES aiid
. ' NAILS.
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UT anF FINISHING NAILS ot
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eve
(iRAIN and GRASS. RLADES. v
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In fact, everything in the, Hardware
liime. : C' 1 - " -; :'' .'.
A beauttnil Hue of ;-. '
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LADIES' MIS9ES, ami ClflLDRENTJ
TRIMMED and UNTRIMMED
DATS.
jBONSJ RUFFS, CUFFS and COL-
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" LARS in every Style.
A full Line of Gentleiaeu and Lidler
NECKTIES: b. ' ; H 1 :
Gentlemen : and Boys FELT and
t AW HATS, in all tlie latent aud
newest Stvis- ! !
A full line of Men and Boys' READY
MADE" CLOTHING t prices tliat cai
not he beat. . ; M
UMBRELLAS and PA R ASO i S that
beats them all,1 from 15 cents to $3:
If yo'u want to save. money,rcoine t
MdCAULEY'S, where 'you Wdl mid
what you want at prices to suit eyeiy- (
bo()v. " '.' : . f' ' I-'!. i '
Thanking the puMio, for the lilw.-ral
patronage fiven me heretofore, t pleil-e f
myffelfm the future, a I j have tried to
do in. the prist, to treat every body ii;:ln;'
and give them's- the worth of. their
mopeyi ; very respect mi i.v. i j '
IK MCUAUIiWX.
liapel Hill. N. C, May; IS,
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