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it CVULEY"s Avhere vou will find
bnTi y?u w;mt at prices to suit every-
mvS;a."e Jrfvciime heretofore, I pledge
d! i i V11 the future, 'as T liave tried to
an(i . VPt, to treat everybody riht
nZ T0 them the worth of . their
it, I J I D. McCAULEY."
thapei Hill, X. c., Mny IS, 1873-
THE FIRST SNOW IS FALLING;
11V WILLIAM UOS3 WALLA
The first snow is falling.
And all the b!eak niUc
Is stern winter showing
Lost non" of his,.mia:hc :
While .through town and forest
A loiul anthem rings . I
Smote fioui the naked branches
j By tieive tempept wings.
The tii-st snow is fiillingj
let in town and dell
The sonrs of warm households
They lningl'o diviiifly
Hh winters great vol .c:
"5IeU w oi u e n U. y 1 1 i 1 die n .
lit storm inavrjoUV.
And Oh,' when the morning
Shows round and beliiw
How Purity's syniboh.'d
Ry white robes of snow-
What heavenly meaning
Will breathe in
The winter eve
He was a browii man-, with1 bright
black eyes, and a handsome figure;
Lana this is the sttry he toh to the
passengers who r6de ontsidq of his
i i ii ii
td . the hotel atr the
'Hunter's Mountain, and I s
it t'o yon just as hq toh it :
"Hard driving, eh? Wel5 pretty
much so.. It's all
there ain't much
up-hill "vvdrk, and
turn there for a baulky Jiorse to play
his 'antics in.
came; near going
over once, but l didnl quite do it.
If I had, I shouldn't lbe here. . I
don't know the number of feet down
. . .
j but it's enough to make jelly! of any
man's flesh that tojjk the jump. . l es,
sir. I've been down in a storm, when
it was sJ black that rpad and peak
and precipice were all one piece. Thd
stones rolled under the wheels and
rattled down overj the, side, and all
the way 1 1 got past that narrow place
was to wait for the flashes of light-
ning and drive on a spell, and wait
for the next and t
So we j got over
rive on a uib more,
it, me and Cato.
like a Christian, if
he is only a horse.
But I tell you,
bad ornot, I'd rither drive on this
road in the worst storm that ever
bio wed, than I'd drive on. one of
them New-York railroads. jSlave is
the word for the drivers
nigger slave but you seej
got the job, there was my wife and
the baby, and I wasn't going to
throw it up until something else was
certain : and I didn't mind the hours,
nor the scramble
for a minute to eat
dinn;r in, nor anything but what
you might call the; dodges. You
must pay this one and that one. or
you couldn't keep your place at all.
If you knew a' bit too much about
the conductor's knocking down-no,
I don't mean passengers fares, you
know,1 vou went. If there wasn't
one excuse, there was another; and
I've seen many a driver forced to be
late, ami then leported. So many
minutes after time sacked Vou.. And
then the fifTcs, and wliat iotJ
"At first them trouhJes was otner
people's; niter awhile thev
got to be
rny own. Old Shanklin, as
him, was mv conductor.
aged number Icik together
"citing rich. I knew how. I wasn't,
one to turn spy; biit he ".was afraid
of me. lie wanted to get me oft";
anM If knew it. It was a hard game
between us. but
I jheld the trump
made my time and
ay and night, night
for a i while. I
came jin right,
and day. I often wondpred how he
could keep it up so. He in hishand
soraej warm overcoat, rme in my
ragged jacket; he getting rich, I
with a use for every cent of every
week s wages, j . ' J. I !
"Jfot that I .was 'unhappy. Why,
I had the best' wife and the prettiest
babylout of Heaven, if ij do say it.
Hetty, why, she'd have laid down
and died for me, like I would for
her. And Toddles you've seen
them statues ofj
Cupids, stranger, in
the New York shop winders they
I ' TO'k 1 tniTi l-TTl 4: -w---. T ' " r r r- t
I-IILJ,, O, SAlTHDAY, DEcri4, 1878.
an t none of 'em no way to be
compared with my Toddles- He was
two year'and a' half, was Toddles,
and the yaller curls was all over his
head, and his eyes was blue, and the
lashes most hid 'em and made 'em
black ; and I never; saw a peach as
pink as his cheeks were, and all his i
little joints was dimples. It pnt the
heart in a man to have such a wife
and bapy, and until I got something
better, I vowed old Shanklin
shouldn't chouse them out of their
bread' ami 'butter.'" So T stuck' on 'to
number ten. And when I had a
spell of home I played .with Toddles,
and me and mv wife both said it
was- xyoniij any trouoie and any
.1 . f 1
hardship iust to have each other
"One morning,' when Shanks
that's what we called him for short
rang the bell, I saw the old boy
in his eye, and he'd fijc me if he,
could, and I swore a swear, stranger,
that he shouldn't. ' We kept it up a
spell, and the last day's trip had
come, and we were full and turning
about for the depot, -'.when be pulled
- . ' -
again for me to wait for a party, and
V!- . t T
I stopped, of course.
"Ouritack ran .close along the
water, there down bv the South
ferry; you krow the place, strangqr
Lots of boats start there, aiiM emi-
come in, and it's a lively
place. There's always a crowd ol
some kind and always a noise, but
'tisifl often vou hear a scream like I
heard then a woman's scream. It
made my blood curdle.
" 'What is it ?'said,l to a cab-driver
higher up thrrn me, you know, ml
could see more.
u 'Child overboard from the boat,'
says he. . , , ,
u 'Anybody in for it ?' says .T.
' 'No; the cowards!' says he.
"Stranger, 'did you ever realize
how much we cr.n think in no time?
I never did before.
"I wouldcn't -have spoken two
words in the time it took me to say
" 'There's somebody's child drown
ing. It-it can be saved I can save it.
If I leave thjs here car to do it, old
Shanks will have his way and have
me off. There's no other job ready
for me that jl know f.f, and to fight
Shanks six months and give up at
last is hard. But,' says I to myself, all
in the same second, 'somebody's baby
is a drowning, and . if ever danger
comes to Toddles, and 'me away.
Lord send somebody to be the friend
to me that
to be to that
: 'That and more I -said to myself
quicker than the telegraph, and. then
1 1 threw the reins to Shanks and, was
off ! j
" 'HuH'o,' says he ; 'where now ?'
.' 'To save that voung one if I can.'
says I. ;
"I'd got. my coat off, and my boots
and iriv vest
I saw the crowd round
ti e end of the dock, and .saw
ferry-boat backing in, arrd women
was screaming ana men snouuog,
and I jest caught sight of a little head,
that went down as I looked, and I
dove, stranger, and I kinder said a
little prayer as I did it, that I might
bo let to grab that child.
"Well' it had sunk once, and the
boat was crowding in, doing moie
harm'ihan good, and it was a chance
for me myself; but in a minute I'd
grabbed a bit of a white frock, and
the next I had the child fast. They
got me aboard the boat, and I stood
and held it. Its senses, were gone,
and? its hair and clothes all dripping
wetj but I knowed it wasn't dead.
I knowed it, for Td seen them long
lashes and them yaller curls afore.
I knowed them off by 'heart. For
oh! my God, stranger, it was Toddles,
my Toddles, that I held in my arms.
I an't the fainting kind, stranger
but I keeled over, then, it came so
sudden. But when I came to, the
first thing I heard was a child cry
in"". I'll never hear music like that
again until I ?.t to heayen5&,for I
knew Toddles' voice
xou see, his mother
for' a. boat ride, and how she
' know he'd got away , Irom her
pitched himself over. And
there she was, a kissing and a crying
us both. !
How did yon know it was Tod-
?' says she. 'Oh, how did you
v it, John?' '
"Says I, 'I didn't know it, I hope
I didn't need to know tnore'n that it
"If I hadn't remembered it, I'd
have been punished proper for it in
my own opinion,
his way. Td left
par, and he drove it up. I was
ed, and I never hurried to get
place again. I've been here five
s not, and Toddles isn't the
youjigest now, but ,1 haveirt forgot
the minute when I looked down in
to h'is little face and knowed it, and I
never shall. ' , " u; v
Litile llock (Ark.) Gazctte.J
REVOLUTION INDEED. -
During slavery I owned
of the blackest as well as the
'me ah est negro men in South Arkan
sas, lie was known in the.uei&hbor-
hood as Crow Sam. I used to thrash
Sani about twice a week. Steal? he
would steal from himself and thend
deny it. Well, when the war came
on lie was one or ine nrst to turn
against me. He went into the army
served until the surrender.
After peace was made, I moved over
an adjoining county land went
(work, .trying to' repair my
en fortune. One day a negro
than I had working for me knocked
down one of my horses, which so
enrageti me mat i strucK mm several
, . -r . . i i 1 i
times with my cane.. Ho wehtavay
and returned with a constable, who
sunimotieu me to, appear ueiore a
magistrate. Officers were not so
numerous then as now,-and the mag
istrhte s otnee was several miles away.
Wdll, sir, when I got - there, who
hid I see cn the bench but old
w Sam, . He was fat and greasy
lrad oh an enormous . pair of
spectacles. jWhcii everything had
been made ready, court was opened,
,an,; old Sam giving me a searching
look, remarked :
" 'Pears to me that jUve seed you
afore." ' i
' Look here, Sam,'' I jsaid, 'I don't
like to be mixed ifp in this way. Try
to settle this' affair without malice,''
' Do law is gwine to hab its direck
cdi rse," said Sam. ''Things hab
kinder changed since we were in
liness together, but do principle
de nijrger haven-t revoluted. Dis
as big a rascal as I used to
bej so, Marse Jolin, 1 11 discharge
you, flinging die black ape in de cost."!
A PLEASING STORY .OF
Told by Green Clay Smith.
('While I k-as in Congress, during
four years, I had frequent interviews
with President Lincoln and never
duVincr nil that time did I hear him
utter an unkind sentiment- I was
told by Secretary Stanton that at the
fin it Cabinet meeting after the sur
render, the question as to what should
be done with" the Confederate lead
er,s was under discussion. Some of
tho Cabinet were for hanging, some
for imprisonment, and so on. Dur
ing the discussion the President sat
at the end of the table, with his legs
tw isted up, andjsaid nof a word. At
last one appealed to him for. his
views. The President's reply was V
'Gentlemen, there has been enonh
blood spilled - not another drop shall
be shed, if I can help it. Said Mr.
Stanton : , 'This" reply was like a
thunderbolt thrown into, the Cabi
net, and not a word of opposition
w is offered.' vA man who could use
such language as that, at such a time,
cjuld truly sabscribe himself: 'With
m alice to w ard none, and charity; for
Raleigh Observer, Dee 8th.
VVAKM COUNTY COUNTER
FEITERS A GANG
OF THEM f '
Jonn II. Lumly and Albert Chap
pell, from near Mprrisville, this
county, were before United States
Commissioner PurnelJ on a charge
of counterfeiting United Slates coins."
The witnesses proved that there was
a clique composed of four members'
the defendants and J. jL. Pennington
and R. A. Burgess .for the purpose
of making counterfeit '"United States
quarters, halves and dollars. Some
of the material used, a part of a pair
of moulds and other articles of the
crooked art were produced in court
The defendants were represented
by 11: G Lewis, Esq., and T. M.
Argo, Esq., prosecuted on behalf; of
the Government. The Commissioner
'held the defendant Lumly in a boi.d
of $500, justified, for. his appearance
at courtr Chappell in a bond of $300
for his appearance, and the witnesses
Pennington and Burgess, were re
quired to give bond in the . sum of
$250 for their appearance to testify.
The d efendanls fafled to give - bon'dt
as required and were committed to
Wake county jail. Pennington and
Burgess gave the bonds required oi
them. There, are said to be some
rich developments to be made.yet.in
this matter," and a strong suspicion
that the band of counterfeiters extend
through some of the adjoining coun
ties. The oifac0rs who have worked
up this deserve great credit for their
energy and perseverance in the mat
ter. Deputy Marshall O'Neil left
the city last night armed with search
warrants to hunt, ud,. more materia
for.Uncle Sam's mills
; Green Blake, alleged to be one o
the band, will be up-before the Com
missioner, on Tuesday next tor a
hearing," his counsel having. asTvcd
time to prepare for the investigation
and procured-security' for the bond
reouired bv the Commissioner tOi
his appeai ance at that time, r .,
A man who bad struggled witl
a malignant disease, -approached
that.'" crisis 'in its stitsre on which his
life, seemed to depend. Sleep, un
lntPi rnr.td sledm miorht "insure his
recovery. His anxious wife, scarcely
daring' to breathe, was sitting by his
bedj her servants exhausted by con
stant watchincr. had left her. It was
midnighc ; a door was left open for
air : she heard in the stillness of the
nidit, a window open below rthe
stairs, and soon after, approachirig
footsteps. A moment more a man
with his lace disguised entered the
room. "She instantly saw her hu
band's'danger, and anticipating;Uhe
design of the unwelcome intruder,
she pointed td her husband, and
pressing her, jfinger upon her lipi to
implore silence, held out to the 'rob
ber her purse, and keys, lo her
oTPnt. snriSrise. he took neither!
i ' ...
Whether he was terrified or char
by .the courage of lier affection
not be known: He lett the room
aivl without-robbing a house sancti
fied by such strength of affectioi
A large mass meeting of ; the j
zeris of Memphis, Tenn., who were
absent from the city .during tho re
cent plague, was held there; Tfjursj
dav. at which, resolutions ,hf thanks
to all Who have - gi ven the strilken
city sympathy of aid, were unani
mously passed. Gen. W. Y. C.
Humes, a Major General in the late
Confederate-army, presided'and n ad?
a speech, in which" he! paid a warha
tribute to the people of all sections
of the country for ? their ample
bnritv to the stricken people in i the
yellow fever districts. ' ,
Most of the shadows that cross
our path through life are caused
our standing in our own light.
OFFICE ?OX FRANKTJX STREET,
OiTOSITE THE STORE OF .f.
One square, oiiie lnsertioiu one dolLir. -
One1 square, each subsequent Insertion,
- Vtifty cents. f .." - -
Special contracts made for larger adver
tisements, j " . " '
Advertisement dioujd le wnt in by
ThursjlayJeore each day of tvne.
I ( or. of Ral. Nc Dee. Tth.
A Negro Fiend savings ix Wab
hen ton- His Career of
; f Crime Details
of the Ex- '.'
V ill iam Jeffries, nlias JcflerBort, s
negro rapift, was hansel at Warren
ton yesterday. The crime for which
he 'suffered- was committed' upon
lAmanda Meyrick, a respectable coh
di ed woman of Warren cotinty, at
her ' home, in September last. Iler '
was apprehended and brought . to i
trial, and found guilty and sentenced
at the Fal 1 Term of Warren coorti
Judge Seymour presiding,- td-'bo
hanged Nov. 8th. Soon afterwards
"a petitn ri for a rq rievj vai genv
Gov. Vance, signed by ptominent
gentlemen of that section, which
stated that certain circumstances
made a further examination desira- !
ble. The prisoner was! accordingly
reprieved until yesterday. It was
found, though, that Jeffries .was &
villian of tfaje deepest dye, for whilov
in-jail hq made a confession of his1
crrines, wh'cV brands him as one of .
ttic most-aVjocious of human beings '
lib says h0 waa 'born in Mecklen '
otirg, Va., and: is 38 years old. Ho
has always een a great rogue, and;
was sold tliree diffe'rent times for.
stealing. At tbe surrender he quit
hU home and toamed about having
no fixed place of abode, and lived by;
stealing, j :-' .
1 In 1865 he raped a colored'girl, and
not .long after he violated a negro
woman. His third 'attempt oJf the
sort, soon after made, was unsuccess
ful, and hej was afterwards captured,;
tried and convicted,' and sentj- to the.
Virginia Ienitiary for six years. 'Ho
had been tliere but ' a short
time when he escape. After this
he broke open and robbed a number
of houses. He made his way to this
State, was; recognized and sent back
to Richmond and again put in the
penitentiary"" After his . release,. be
stole a horse. and rqdc him ;offt.,' HisJ
next adventure was to marry and de-'
pert his jvife for another woman.
Her he soon left, and got in jail for
stealing. He broke out and went
back to his old paramour, but finding
she loved another negro, he waylaid
and killed him.' He then went to Vir
ginia and lived by stealing. Last
Spring he came back to this State and
terribly outraged Mrs. Crowder, the
wife of a! respectable gentleman and
farmer, while her husband was in the
field at work; He fled to AVarreil,
closely purused by, the enraged bus
band and his friends. V -A day or so
after this last outrage, he committed
the . one ' for which . he swung, that
npoh the Mey rick woman.
At 2:30 j. m. yesterday, the villian
was led but to death in the Warren
ton jail yard. A great crowd had
gathered, for the multitudinous of
f?iises of the doomed man had be
come known to every one in this
section. ' The noose was adjusted, the
drop fell, and as black a scoundrel af
ever the sun shone on, dangled in th
air. Of all the criminals known it
the Southhe most le6rvc the fat.
which he received, and it is to lk
hoped that the fearful end to whicl
he came,, may have the effect of r ' 1 ,
straining others from like crime;
The crime for which he suffered i j .
becoming too common in the land
arid should bo visited with punish
ment, swift and sure. i '
We arejnot content with pur lot,
and sigh for , a change Fate never
t reated any on e as bad ly as he t reata
us, and everybody , gets on better
than we do, . Thatjs about the way
matters stand with us a creat deal
of theitirae ' And jyet, it we had to
bear die burdens of some of the" Very
people whom we envy, we bhuid
be glad enough lof get back to our '
ittle cares, and think them nothing