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Chapel Hill, X; May 18, 1878.
UV MAKY MACKINTOSH.
Perhaps you think a hero
A niHiiof giant might,
A warrior iii armor.
A champion lor the right.
Who through the world goes boasting
That wrong shall be no more ;
The glory oi whoso exploits
- Is sung trom shore to shore.
Ill olden time a hero
Was siu'h a man. I know;
;Ile went to battle aided
Ry javelin ami bow.
VYou all have heard of Ajax,
" Of Priam's valiant son.
And of the great Achilles,
Who many battles won.
But now 'to. 1m? a hero f -
Is quite another thing ;
Ami he who earns the title
Is nobler than a king.
Ti he who follows duty, j. '
Who scorns to be untrue ; j
Who's guided by his conscience, . ,
Xot by what others do.
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By doing all you can I
To free the world from error, i
And aid your brother man.- .
And though no blast of trumpet
Your greatness may proclaim, j
With heartfelt benedictions
Mankind will j breathe your name, j
MY PIBST'AN l LAST
BY JUDGE CLARK.
In this1 fast-going age, when the
events of last week belong to An
cient History, going back to 1852
seeing like a recurrence to antedelu
vian times. Yet that was the year
it happened.! .
Jack W. was the fastest youth we
lad in the . Miami valley I don't
mean morally, but physically the
faatost. He had made his iiunareti
yards in a race in 9 999 000 seconds,
or thereaboulsj-the watches, like
those that timed Goldsmith Maid,
.u-Aren't: exactly agreed oh the
fraction, i !
One evening a belated stranger ap
plied for quarters at the farm-house
of Jack's father, a worthy, genial
gentleman, of whom Mr. Donner has
often heard as the man who first in
troduced to the
ted pacer in the
public the most nvf
Of couise. the wayfarer was ks
pitably- received. From Jtfr v 8
door, none was ever turned empty
away ; and the uniform invitation to
all who leli'it was "to call agaiu. if
they chanced to j come that way." J'
I forget by, what name the stranger
introduced himself Squibbs comes
near enough t o it. . He hailed from
Kentucky ; and the latter Circum
stance was' itself sufficient to bring
host and guest 'into active sympathy.
The old gentleman's soul warmed on
the subject of blooded stock, and,
on (hat theme! what Kentuckiau's
were ever cold ? ;On it the v talked
away the hours till bedtime, the
youthful stranger modestly j acqui
escing in the matured opinions of
his host, and gracefully suffering' his
own f to stand corrected in several
Next morning Jack was tryiug an
early run over his father's training
track, just to keep his legs in, when
Squibbs made his appearance. ;
44 You run a pretty good lick,"he
remarked, as Jack came to a halt,
and bid him good morning. . J-
'Oh ! that'M1 nothing," said Jack ;
MI wasn't half tryiug.
"I used to do a Httle that way
myself,'1 hinted the other; "bat I
guess you could beat rie, easily."
"Suppose we. try ; it'll give us j au
appetite for breakfast, said Jack,
chuckliue at the astonishment j in
store for the stranger. ? j
The latter bad no objection. A
hundred yards were stepped off, a
fair start was takeh and, as Jack had
anticipated, Squibbs was beaten ;out
of sight. In fact. Jack felt a little
ashamed of beating him so badly.
It looked like a breach of hospital
ity, and the stranger seemed to take
it to heart soi . j
Like most beaten men, Squibbs
was full of excuses. He ' wasn't in
plight, was out of wind and practice,
etc., etc.; but if Jack had a mind to
r.;, u h'.I rnme back that way tin a
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rnonin or six weeks, ana , run nun a
hundred, yards for two hundred and
. Jack saw the stranger was excited
and not wishing 'to take advantage
of his father's guest, he privately
hinted at his own previous' exploits,
never doubting but the information
would cure the other of his folly.
On the contrary, it seemed to pique
Squibbs. He insisted that Jack
should either accept the challenge
or "back square out." I r
That word settled it. Thcjy ad
journed to the house, and i after
breakfast the preliminaries were ar
ranged. Old Mr. V.f as Jack had
done, tried to reason with the
stranger, but finding him incorrigible
lelt him to. take the consequences.
The five hundred dollars Jack's
father furnishing his half were de
posited in the hands of-a neighbor,
for whose trustworthiness Sqibbs
expressed himself satisfied to take
his host's assurance. A time and
place were fixed for the race, and
the; rash and headstrong Squibbs de
parted. Jack went into rigorous, training
ran a mile every morning before
breakfast, ate raw beef, and wore
lead in the soles of his' boots, that
his limbs might feel the lighter
when the weight was removed. It
was on the ame principle, I suppose,
that Demosthenes sought to give
suppleness to his tongue by declaim
ing with his mouth full of gravel
Not that Jack felt the slightest ne
cessity for these precautious, so far
as aquioDS was concernea. it was
not Squibbs he felt solicitous of
beating, but his own "recorded
time. He only regretted that, in
stead of an obscure? lantagonist, it
wasn't Shultz, life renowned profes
sional foot-racer, Aio was . pitied
A beaut 1' plain adjacent to the
town o H 1-, then a rural village,
no a flourishing "city of the second
class," bestriding I lie Miami between
Crncinnatti and Dayton, was the
place Rejected for the race.
it early dawn on the day ap
pointed, the rural, population began
to assemble. They all ' knew Jack
and liked him, and determined to
add what eclat they could to his vic
tory, by coming out i fogce to, wit
But when the ten o'clock train
from Cincinnatti came, it brought a
crowd that fairly astonished us. We
had no idea that the' people down
.hat way took so lively an interest
in an affair we had previously looked
upon 'as purely local. A glance at
the new-comers added ;to pur sur
prise not a little. Such odd-shaped
hats; flashy vests, and queer cut
coals we had never seen before.
Thimble-rigr "chuck a-luck and rou
lette establishments sprang up, as ifl
by magic, on every hand. There
was one' peculiarity about .all these
games all the strangers seemed to
win at them, and all our people to
lose. ; I
Eleven o'clock was - the time fixed
for the race. Prompt to the minute,
Jack made his appearance at the
starting-post and his bow to the
judges. The ground had been meas
ured and a lane opened through the
crowd; Betting had been lively all
the morning. The flashy strangers
backed Squibbs. Our folks, who
knew Jack's record, smiled 'at their
simplicity, and not only took the
proffered bets, but offered odds.
They had no idea city people were
"I'll bet you," said a snub-nosed
individual with a harelip, one eye,! a
red blotch on his face and complica
ted stripes on his trowsers. "I'll
bet you fifty dollars,'' he said, accos
ting me. without ceremony, "Squibbs
wjns the race." , - I
"My dear sir," I expostulated,
"you're carried away by your feel
ings. Mr. Squibbs may be a ;friend
of yours; but J am posted, and hap
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pen to foipw he has no more chance
of winningthau you have." I add
ed, with a downward glance at the
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gentleman's highly ornamented but
rather stumpy and bandy legs.
"Bet or flunk V he " retorted.
"Guess you're afraid, aflei all, to
back your judgment."
j I had just recei ved a fifty dolla r
retainer that morning, and had no
particulaij objection to doubling it,
seing th4 st ranger was "bent on iL
Besides, my local patriotism was tip.
"Enough said," I answered, and
put up the money.
Jack's appearance was hailed wit h
an enthusiastic shout. He looked
in prima condition. In his brilliant
costume,! kvith his golden locks float
ing in thj breeze, he seemed ; the pid
ituj-e of njanly lgrace.and agility, f
Squibbs come up to the
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stay away was evidently
pensible thing he could do.
midst of tliese conjectures
ct of them 'stepped forth,
w from whence, and after
ands with his competitor,
took a i
sit ion at his side. . j
s, it had to be admitted,
,'iry looKing ienow,. uut,
he wasn't to be compared
, and in point of dress, lie
abby beside him. ir
ie two trotted gently dtwn
the tracH together and back again.
hand. Then K taking their
p places, they stood ready
itr was given, you could
rd '!! pin drop. Jack shot
;e lightning, and was half
way down the track before Squibbs
had mair-a oaTtefj of the distance.
Loud - huzzas rose from our side.
Surbbs seemed to give it up. From
the violent effort evinced in the first
twenty yards, he subsided into a sort
of despondent dog-trot, which called
Ijeers of derision from ; Jack's
But stay there is some-
very strange about ihat sling
ing, wabbling trot. It looks to be
fasferthan a walk, but the d's-
between the runners is rapidly
ishing. . 1
''Hook it, Jack! hook it !" begins
to be shouted anxiously.
Jack 7"hook it,'' but all in vain.
A moment more, and the tremen
dous slinging strides of the stranger
not only carried him past Jack, but
to the end of the race, while Jack
had yet a good ten yards to go.
It was, the opinion of many, that
had Jac i made as good time before
as he did after passing the goal till
he got c ut of sight, he would have
come a ffood deal nearer winning
for Shultz!" rose in a
L from the flash crowd we
now, been pitying for their
greenness. . j
"Hur-aK for whom?" I inquired
of the prepossessing individual I had
lost in y money to "I thought the
genttettian's name was Squibbs."
Squibbs be bio wed !" r-torted
stripes. "It's nobody else but Bill
Shultz, Mie fleetest ruuner on this or
Mortj money ' was carried fiout of
H-4-r- that night, it is safe to say,
than w 6nld have paid the town tax
for a year. But I can vouch for two
good results :
never ran .another race, ;
your bumble servant never
made another bet.
Some Chinamen in San Francisco
are greatly troubled, because, a few
days! ago, when they unearthed the
dead body of one of their compatri
ota, intending to take it back to the
Celestial Kingdom, whither all good
Chinamen long to go when they die,
found the body turned to stone.
keen different theatrical! com-
which started put in Septem-
high hopes have mei the
and been gathered in.
HOW THE CADETS FOUGHT.
Vs North ' Carolina' had a good
many boys in the oTd Lexington
(Va.) Military Institute, the follow
ing account written by a Yankee
soldier, will be read with interest.
It was at the battle of New Market,
in the Valley of Virginia:
"At prompt 1 o'clock the Confed
erate skirmishers advanced and
opened fire, the Federal skirmishers
falling back; and a few minutes later
the Confederate line of batt Ie hi
which were conspicuously, seen the
Lexington cadets with their institute
colors waving --over them, all boys
from fourteen to eighteen years of
age, going for the first time into
battle, came into view.: about a mile
distant. The line was over a mile
long, and they, marched steadily and
quickly forward, keeping well-
dressed west to east and every few
seconds giving utterance to the well
known "Kebe! yell." ; !
The Federal batteries waited until
the distance bet-ween' the opposing
lines were reduced to less than halfa
mile, and then all at once opened
fire. The fiist "round appeared 'to
stagger.theni, but they quickly ral
lied, corrected the confusion, and
charged straight for the batteries, in
the meantime pouring in a close
and concentrated fire. The Federal
runs now opened upon, them ' with
grape .audeannister, and the infantry
began to pour in its musketry fire
and in a few moments one of the
closest andjnost determined battles
of the war,' according to the numbers
engaged, was under headway.
It' was observed that the Confed
erates made but . one charge in this
battle, and that was" the.. first. ' The
most - heroic efforts on j the part of
the Federals could not .break the
impetus of this charge. ' The Con
federate line, it is .true, halted sev
eral times, but only to pour in a
more concentrated musketry fire.
The artillery rden of Carlin's battery
flitted through the smoke and flame
of their guns like demons,, while at
every discharge of their pieces the
earth would quake, and immense
gaps be torn ' in the Confederate
lines, but they would close them up
again with military precision', the
living, stepping into the, places of
the dying and the dead and once
more march on, while above all the
roar and craze oi the fight could be
heard the shrill rebel cry of the Lex
ington Cadets. Fully one-third of
these brave boys were killed orr (car
ried from the field severely wounded.
j HOW IT HAPPENED.
"A Hamlet correspondent of the
Wilmington Star says that in a
giave yard near that place; the-bodies
'of five murdered men lie buried
within fifteen feet, of each other."
And some people might suppose
that this, too, was a slander on Ilam
let, but it is not, when the real facts
in the case are understood. It is
true, as this correspondent says, that
the mortal remains of five' murdered
men lie "moul icring in the' clay"
(sand) near Hamlet, but this must
not be considered- as indicating that
the place is boisterous or dangerous,
for it is not; We do not kno w how
came the five men to be murdered,
but suppose! that it occurred in fthi8
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way : iiarmei was a new piace, wu
was without a grave yard, which it
must have to complete its claim to
being a city. Being located on a
high sand ridge, it w'as so ' very
healthy none of the inhabitants
would die, so these five poor fellows
offered themselves up a sacrifice for
the good of Hamlet, and, were slain
tor no other good reason or purpose
in the "world than-that a grave yard
for the place might be started. We
make this explanation, ik justice, to
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Onr of the frequenters
w,ay is a woman In ipoor
with her effects in a:) satchel on her
arm, but titled a countess by mar
riage, She belongs to a good New
York family and went to Madrid
when a girl, where her brother wa.
consul. There she mcl and married "
a French count and for se veral years
led a gay life at Paris. Excess of
wine ruined her, and though a fu.e
musician, a painter In oil ' mistress of"
several iangitages and elegant In con '
versation, she comes : back . homo . lo
sleep in the parka and slatiotvhonseii
and spend .what she can . earo r and
A companion piece is fijiind across
the North Hiver In Hoboken, where
an Italian duke fa making money
keeping a. restanranU .The dnko
came to New York - and flourished !
in fashionable society lil Ms frioueyi
was gone. . Then he went to 'a Ho- ;
boken restaurant as cook. Dally fee-
came waiter and ia Xun saTei
enough money, to boy otrt th placo
wjieji the landlord died. On one
occasion a : uistinguislied ltaliaii
whom the duke had known in hi
native land was a guest at the place'4
The ! proprietor sen ed at snpper'as
waiter, but was not recognized until
after the raeal was over, when ho
came back in evening dress with ' a .
diamond order on Iris lappel. Tho
duke serves up fine ' dislves arid is
no w a rich bachelor;.
MApE INSANE BY A FRIGHT
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feV weeks ago, , a German by
the name of Siarbeeker. employed
in the lorge department of HioHJo'
ver Stamping j Company,' at k Cam
bridge, was made the j victim of a
practical joke that has since resulted
in his becoming insane and being in
carcerated in the lunatic asylum at
Worcester. With the, design-, bt J
frightening hi mf one of the gang ot
his fellow workmen told 3tarbeekerwr
that jn a certain cemetery in Long-
wood there; was a grave in which
several thousand 'dollars were buried.
Starbceker went to the graveyard
one dark night and was kneeling by
a tombstone, when a fignre clothed
in? white arose from the grave. The-
German started to run, when another
figure, dressed in. black, crossed his
pate. The poor fellow foil in a fit.
Since then he has-been insane, and
on Saturday last he was taken to
the asylum. I
Gooi BitEEDiNoiThe man who
is scrupalonsly polite and respec ful
to all women j in public, but habitu
ally coarse ; and , Tufir to his owp.
wile and daughter; is no gentleman.
He is only, an impostcr. The young'
man who oils his hair, puts sweet
odors upon Ilia handkerchief, and
bows with cliarming elegance to his
lady friends, and goe home to treat
his mother with familiar discourtesy,
is a pinchback imitation only, of a
gentleman. Gennine good manners
and gentle breeding begin at home.
As a rule, the meq in j a eomtnunity
who are the most trusted, are the
best men at home. Wfcem a man
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opens the front gats- to meet, his
wife's facie at the door radiant with
pleasure, an rl hears the shout from
the eager children, "Papa is com
ing!" it is safe to believe him au
honest man.i . -!
An agent who had sold a Dutch
man some goods j was to deliver
tbem j in the afternoon at ; the resi
dence of the purchaser. "The Dutch-;
man gave him the following direc
tibnst "You -shoost goes behind he
Mhoger, and turss to the right till
you comes to a fence niit a bole in
it; den yoo taras up to the right for
a while till you sees a house init a
big hog in
he yard. Dot's me."
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