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A Democratic Newspaper.
I'uUUlicd every Friday in Lou is burg
RATIOS OF SUBSCRIPTION,
One Copy 1 yrar... .....2.0o
" 6 Months. to
" " 3 -Mb jI lis....... ........ 75
W TERMS CASH IX ADVANCE '
A wonderful Deliverance.
BY WALTEU WEST.
IT was a beautiful summer's day,
some eight years ago, that the young
people of Milford set out on a picnic
excursion to Lover' Leap," . ' Los
er's Leap'1 was a romantic mass of
rooks, seemingly thrown together in
great disorder, and with one precipice
of great height.
I The day was. fine, not too sultry, njor
' yet o cool as to be uncomfortable.
We were to go thiUicr, a distance of
five miles, in four-horse teams, and a
merrier company it would have been
di:Ecult to find ; but I doubt if there
v;as a happier couple in the party t han
j - J
She was a charming 8pecimen of a
..v. Wv.tivuu giii -'iiill, lilll, ami 01
exquisite form. She was what some
would call a trifle wild,' but which
ctfarncterutic in a male might be
termed a mild Burt li reckleSs
' net. " ; .
We had been engaged for nearly
two yearsand during that time not a
t'loud had aiarred our happiness, nnd
we were looking forward to a happy
copartiuriihip thereafter. Having ta
ken an early start, we arrived at our
ilrwt ! iin t inn lfV-.i- - 1... .1 ." .
run A rVrIr t !..! A,:.. i t
j mo ouu iiuu risen
many:hours,aud were scattered through
the beautiful grove in little knots, en
' joying ourselves as only young people
There were a dozen or more of us
ptanding at the base of o seemingly in
Minnmintablc precipice, from which
ntvoi-ding to an old tradition, two un
happy Indian lovers had leaped iate
eternity.' We were speculating as to
whether the precipjee could be climb
ed, and were tileasaiitly inviting one
...ni,H tu aufiuin me ascent. All.
however, declined, excepting AdaTwho1
igJiiuglyrtlafed that if the- rest of
ui would go to the-summit by the path
lending around, she would ascend from
where mho was standing, and thus put
to shame us effeminate gentlemen.
In vain we expostulated with her;
she was determined t hi . her purpose,
though the thing had never been at
tempted before by men, much less
by ladia. Seeing that argument was
of no avail, wo did as she requested.
nnd with eyes strained to the utmost
watched her ascent.
. She went swiftly at first, and with a
paucy "see-if.I-can't" expression on
her face ; b')t, as she reached a greater
hoight, she proceeded more slowly.and
hor face began to wear a moro ' deter
mined aspect. But she Vent steadily
on, now clinging to a point of rock and
raising herself skillfully over it, and
now bunging by her hands only, las a
rock on. whkh she stepped gave way
beneath her weight. ,
jWe grew diizy'watching, for it seem
eil impossible for ler to reach the sum
nut. Suddenly a huge stone on which
her feet were Resting gave way, and
she hung on by sharp, point abeve,
with no hold for her feet. Her strug.
gles were gradually lessening, and the
point of rock op which she clung slow
ly but surely giving away.
She signalled to u that she was in;
danger, and while some ran for ropos
and others stood paralysed, unable to
poak or to stir, I reached the foot of
thj? precipute by the circuitous path
and went up, with aU'posiblc haste,
peiimd hor. I exerted myself to the
utmost, when suddenly i the :rock t
ttliieli bhe was clinging gave way. !
'j I w'ai unprepared for this and felt
' body fall heavily upon m: I can
remember clasping her in my arms
and falling backward ; and then all was
darkness. . ,
When I again opened my eye, . I
was lying upom the soft grass, with a
Company of watchful friends around
me. bly first thought was for Ada,
n"d I'tricdJo raise my ' bruised body
tlat I might see her. But ijas un
Jiweswry, for she was standfug close
Miind j iae. She had - experienced
t ome K avy bruises,'but was not badly.
And then came the exidanatinn W
had fallen several feet, and fortunately
caught upen a crag where we remained
till assistance arrived. It took seve
ral weeks for me to recover from my
broken arm, and terrible bruises, but
I had a gentle nurse, which made my
sicknsss almost a pleasure.
You may guess who that nurse was.
Ada andj I are now happy man and
-wifc, bat. wofte4hinkf thatfearfal
adventure, and thank God for his good
ness in preserving our lives. Waver
A paper published in England, gives
an account of a, strange presentimnt
experienced by a miner, Samuel Fin
ley, who was killed in a pit. As de
ceased wjis "setting a tree," a quantity
of rock fell from the roof of a pit, and
fractured his skull. The jury return
ed a verdict of ' Accidental death.' In
the course of the evidence it . was sta.
during the night preceding
ent, deceased awoke his wife
her he felt a tm weight of
rock upn his head. She endea.vered
to persuddo him that it was' headache,
but he wjas quite free from that com
plaint, die said he could not sleep,
and requested his wife to place their
only child beside liiin. In the -morning
he appeared very reluctant to go to
work, an 3 on his wife reminding him
that he vould be late if he did not
make haste, he went to the bedside
where the child lay, ancf said, "Let
my Lst kiss." But strange
liis may appear, it is by no
means tire most singular incident con
nected w tli this melancholy affair. It
appears that deceased has a cousin
alo a miiier between whom and- de
ceased there had always exited a more
than ordinary friendship, and that this
cousin who had been on the night shift
in a neighboring pit, was returning
home, and just about the moment the
accident occurred he saw the deceased
standing before him in the highway.
So struck! was he with this occurrence
that he j hastened toward deceased's
house, there to receive the melancholy
confirmation of the doubts raised in
his mind ly the apparition he had seen.
In this locality miners have had pre
'seutimcrits of their fate. Not very
long ago k miner who resided at Blow-
lCll Wentlodlis WOrk. but whan nhrmf
half way ito the pit, which was about a
mile, and a half or two miles from
home, he had a presentiment that he
woild that morning be killed. Here
turned home, and requested his wife
to assemble the children, and when
this was done he read a chapter ia the
Bible, and then engaged in prayer.
He then took farewell of his wife and
and having done so, went to
but had not been at work
many minutes when he was killed on
the spot by a fall of rock. The above
facts come out on evidence at the in
quest which was held upon the dead
Many curious speculations hare beeo
indufged: regarding the exit of the soul
ol a rguieoui man how it passes
through the T air and etheral regions;
and Lowj leaving atara and yatcms be
hid.it soars with strong, swift pinion,
into the august prctsnce ot Diety.
Such spi :ulatioDS are far more inquisU
Jive than impor!ant. TbeJact that the
holy 8ul is immediately transferred to
the highest biavens ia icfiaitelv more
jnteicsciiTjr and conacKtorv th.n th.
t - --j .
method of its itransmission. It has no
"successive ascmioDS," everchanging
its home, and therefore never at home;
using (r um one height tj glory and
b'eseedoesB to another still higher, only
that each height my be gaiced and
left behind. 3: :arcely has death broken
down ' tlie middle Wall pt partition
scarcely j! s he lilted the vail, when a
bound! ss territory of btightness and
joy stretches out 'fore the naked spirit.
Not a sun-l has time to Ull. One step,
and ti e sc ul is in glory. 1 he flight
through the inimecsiiy is made "io the
twiukliug ot an eye ;n the lilgrimage
to the f phi res otxupits but a moment.
Tb.re i no waiiiog for a celestial coo
t y. A Iroop of angelic beincs. unseen
crowd the chamWr of death, and are
DEVOTED TO POLITICS, LITERATURE,
rea ly with outstretched wing to bear
the fpirit home to God ; the last quiver
gaped from the btoodless linthe last
ieh breathed ouf, and swifter than the
beam of the morning, or the flish of
lightning, they tower " with it to glory.
ine wggar was borne to Abraham'
bosom bvrswift winged I artels tiip
dying felon had scarcely groaned his
last ou Calvary whtn he opened his
eyes in Faradiat. He psveed direct
'W to s throne from c .cam-
mate ignominy to celestial honor, j Ere
bis dying wail had t-pent itself, be had
begun the song ot immortality ; ere his
mangled trame was cold and stiff in
death, his feet had trod the crystal
pavement of "the holy city,' ; and his
Sogers had struck celestial notes from a
golden lyre. j
"Oh, change! Oh, wondrous chano-t!
, ; curst are the prison bars.
This moment there so low,
So agonized and now
Bexond the stars I
Ob, shange l stupendous change 1
There lies the soulless cloud :
The sun eternal breaks: i
The new immortal wakls j
Wakes with God M
One would imagine that on being io
sudden'y-urshered into ths ; infinite
sublimities of new and glorious worid
the soul Mrould be overwhelmed, nay,
annihilated. Great excitement has
sometime driven reason lrom her
throne, and burst the rejoicing heart ;
and verily the joy and splendor of that
movement is nvre than enough to con
found the bravest and hnlifar Br,ir.
But no : He who has protected it from
all evil also shields when embodied
amid that opuhnce cf celtsiial glorv,
so mat it fxels serenely calm and per
fectly at ease the moment it crosses the
threshold ot its heavenly home, and is
encompassed by the stupendous rcali
tits of au in-ternal condition.
Shall We Meet -A-ruiu.
The following is said to be one of the
most brilliant articles written by the
lamented George D. Prentice :
" The fiat of nature is inexorable.
Tcere is no appeal forelief from ' the
great law which dooms us to dusi. We
flourish and fade as the leaves of the
forest, and the flowers that bloom and
ither in a day have no frailer hold
upon life than the mightiest monarch
who ever shook the earth with his
foot-steps. Generations of men will
appear and disappear as the grass, and
the multitude that throng the world
to-day, will disappear as the foot-steps
on the shore.
w.v-iii - wiiuii. mo great
event of death until the shadow falls
across thir own pathway, hiding frpm
their eyes the faces of loved ones
whose living smile was the sunlight of
their existence. Death is the antago
nist of life, and the thought .of the
tomb is the skeleton of all .feasts. We
do not want to go through the dark
valley, although its dark passage may
lead to paradise; ws do not want to lie
down in the damp grave, even with
princes for bedfellows. In thebeautii
ful drama of Ion, the hope of Immor
tality, so eloquently uttered by the
death-devoted Greek, finds deep re.
sponse in every thoughtful soul. When
about to yield his young existence as
a sacrifice to fate, his Clemanthe asks
if they should meet again, to which he
replies : I have asked that dreadful
question of the hills that look eternal
of the clear streams that flow forev.
er ot the stars among whose fields of
azure my raised spirits have walked in"
glory. All were dumb, but as 1 1 gaze
upon thy living face, I feci that there
is something in the love that mantles
through its beauty that cannot wholly
perish! We shall meet agaiu Clem
Ladies who wemld shudder or scream
at the sight of a black beetle or bumble
bee can ytt tolerate , other insects on
their person, and glory in a host eto
inological spoi's in the shape of beetle
earrings and necklets, sad tiny insecta
attached to! the artificial flowers they
wear .indeed, they are as savage! v
bedecked with the spoils ( the animal
kingdom as any aboriginal American
belle, save that theirs are more richly
set and stinng, and involve more labor
and outlay on their manufacture. A
lady may almost be clothed and de
LOTJISBPRG, N. jo,, MARCH
corated from head to foot with the
products of the animal kingdom. The
insict tribes will furnish her silk robes
and hes-, the5gac2y tissues she wears
are embroidered with dazzling beetle
winga. She tnay indulge in Decklets
of beetles, aid earrings and brooches
of the same. Her coronal or tiara may
be of the brilliant breasts and heads of
the hummingbird, r other most costly
nodding Dlmaes. For submarine spoils
ne may nouige in elaborately Carved
coral, cameoet, or other shell jewelry,
with pearl riugs for her dainty fingers:
Her gloves aDd her shoes will be of kid
Her fan of ivory, of tortoiae shell, of
peari, or oi leather trimmings may
have much ornamentation fromthe
hand of the carver ordelicate flower
painter. Her opera glass may be of
ivory, of mothtr-ot-Dearl. or ni mrtr,;..
shell setting. Indeed, there is no limet
to tne obligations she will be under to
the animal kingdom.
. , Art Journal.
Wfiat I Have TVoticecL
i nave notieed that all men BDeak
well of all men's virtues when they are
dead, and that tombstones are marked
with the rpitaphs of the good aud vir.
tuous. Is there any particular cemete
ry where the bad men are buried ?
I have noticed that the prayer of ev
ery selfish man ia 'Forgive us our
debts,' while he makes sveiybody that
owes him pay the utmost iarth-
I have noticed that he who thinks
every man a rogue, is very certain to
see one when Le shaves himself, aud he
ought in mercy to his neighbor to sur
render the rascal to justice
I have noticed that money is the foql a
wisdom, the knave's refutation, the
rich man's trouble, the poor man's de
sire, the covetous man,s ambition and
the idol cf all.
I have noticed that! whatever is, is
right, with tew exceptions the h fc eye,
kUt eg, ami iub lelt si Je ot a plum
I have noticed that merit is always
.measured in the world by its success.
I have noticed that in order to be a
reasonable creature it is necessary at
times to be dowdright mad.
I have noticed that as we are always
waiting instead of working for lortunes
we are disappointed, and call Dame
Fortunes blind ; but it is the beit evi
dence that the. old lady had mcs: capi
tal eyesight and i3 no granny with
I have noticed thut.purses will hold
pennies as well as pounds.
I have noticed that soma men are so
honest that necessity compals them to
be dishonest in the end.
I have noticed that silks, broadcloths
and jewels are often bought with other
I have noticed Jhat all men are honest
when well watched.
I have noticed that in nearly all
things money is the main obje-ct in
Startliko Sckkb in a Menageiue.
The 'wiasTimesof December 28rd
says that at the uienagarie ot Signori
Bide! and Fairnali, at Turin on Monday
evening, the audience were treated to a
perloiniance not announced in the bills.
Signer Bidel, the famous libntamer, en
tertd, as usurd, a large cage, in which
wtre lions, lionessesa, bear?, hyeans and
a lamb. After the feats ot leaping, fcc,
ordinally shown in auch exhibitlona,
the grand feature consisted in the simul
tarieom appro ich of the wild animals
t the Iamb and the exchange of the
"kiss of fraternity.' This was accom
plished luccossfully, the animals me
thodically iouching n-acs.and then
gravely atalking baclt to their places.
The pL-rlormaucs waa io close with put
ting the lam! s head in the mouth of
the lion. Ko sooner had the jaws
closed upon the head of the animal than
it was evideut by the eyes aud move
ment of the tail of the lion that loul play
was threatened, and before the word of
command could be givea streams of
blood were seen ranaitg from his
mouth. Children screamsd and women
fainted, but tortuaa:ly the panic was
of abort duration. Signor Bidel, with
a tremendous blow on the throat of the
lioa and a shout of ommand, forc-d
the half-wild animal to reiicaaish h'u
victim, and, though roaring feariully,
he sullenly obeyed the fix! eye and ges
ture of his master, retiring into a cor
ner of the eager
SUBSCRIBE FOR TUB COURIER,
What a Man Kjjows. What a
man can write out 'dearly, correctly
and briefly, without bookfor 'reference
of any kind, tha hejmdoubtedly
knows, whatever else he
rant of for knowledge that falls ahert.
rvf lL.lL. .1 . .
v luatuiowiiars wax is vague,, haxy,
indistinct, uncertain, I foi one profess
no respect at all ; and I believe that
there never was a time or country
where the influence ef careful training
were, in that respect, more needed.
Men Hvejn haste, write in haste I
was going to say think in haste, only
that, perhaps, the word - thinking" is
hardly applicable to that large num
ber who, for the most part, purchase
their daily allowance of thougnt ready
made. Lord Stanley.
General Jack ton, when President
once said to one of his flercea news
paper opponenta, send me your news
paper. I know that you oppose me
but then I should like to see your pa!
per every day. 1 want to see how many
lies you can tell on me."
4 General' said the editor, I think
I do right in opposing you. and I
shall continue to do so with all the
ability of which I am mer."
Here was a man after Jackson's own
heart, and he instantly rej lied, with
an oath, "air, -end me jour pp.x. fwr
aside from your abnw of me. your pa
pens a good one. Besides, I never
sa w a newspaper ia which I could not
find something worth to read."
Just so. No man can pick up any
newspaper without finding something
cf interest. You may take the paper
and tear it into fragments and ia each"
fragment ua will u?e something to
amuse or instruct vou-
The Yankee whose portrait Mark
Twain draws in the folkwing para,
graph would be worth knowin- as a
curiosity 'Harris ia an American, a
longvkgoed, vain, lig:,t weight villas
lawyer from New Hampshire. If he
had brains in proportion to h'u lega, he
would make Solomon aeem a failure; if
hi modesty equalled his ignoranoo 'he
would maki a violet seem s'uck up; if
his learning equalled Ira vanity, he
would make Von Humboldt seem as
unletterod as the backside of a tomb
stone; if his stature were proportioned
to hi. conseieace, h2 would b: a gem
for the micro,cop; if bia Kieas were as
large aa his words, ii would taka a man
three months to walk around one of
them; if an au lienco were to contract
to listen as long as he would talk, that
audience would die of old agt ; and if
he were to talk until he said snmethin"
he would still beoa h:s hind leg, when'
the last trump sounded. And would have
cheek enough to wait till the disturb
ance was tyer, aud go on again
Seme few Republican papera- atil
manage to suUist in the Eouth. Bow
they do it will be apparent frem the ex
ample of one of them tew before c. In
the fir.t place, it has at the heal of i;8
columns Official organ of the UaiUd
States.- and then follows that by "Of
flcial organ of the gtate." Then it is all
right, and begins to be intecs-ly loyal
and earn its wagea. Presently a little
dainty bit from the public crib cornea
to it, the State throws in a beterogen
ous mass of reports, official proceedings,
laws and ordinance. A few caxpft
baggers advertise their warea, a Freed,
man's Trust Company or two tempting
ly invite the negroes to be thrifty and
avirg. and give .their fScrs a living,
and a few advertisements quack medi
cines or fever and a2ue cures, probably
-come from the North. So this paper,
without a constituency, flurisheB. Let
as examine a little further. Eight co
umcs are filled with State advertise
ments, fiy with those of the ITnif.l
States, and there are five column. r.t .
.halt of L-gialative proceedings, gome
oi tne united States Government adrtr-
usements are absurd. What ia it
ecept to waste money-publishing in,
-jr oouui v;aroiin, An act to pro
vide fur adjourned term cf the Su
preme Court of Arixjna!" It is noth
ing lass than official bribery to Tmh:M.
such a no.ice in auch a place.
"1 wish yoa wuld pay little i'Ub
Uoo to what I am siying. sir." loirtA
aa irate lawyer at aa exasperating wit
ness. -Well, I am p tying as little T
caa,:' was the calm rcp'y.
An incoroprehcr.kiMe idiot nil.
What is the d ffsrtCJe betwn . hnn!
dred-ltc Log and a bl! doztn jenny
M .... '
orange. r And then, with fiend s i d..
1ij;'t, h.- anWi.ri: One is a e nh a !e
au me OTner a rent a-pirc.-' '
A youn? lady, writing oo iheBaHect
i iasin3, aa)s: - I would aa litf hte
.a good kiss as a Lew caihrnere And
we would qnite as lief, if not Mler. give
Great lVcstcrn Insurance
Continues to make a speciality
Farm i)rotxrtvnt mifoi.i.. "
Losses occurring in thl department,
Druiillttlv .iiliiwrswl .n,i . i i
uudersigncl, w ithout the delay of ref-
..v., , w m nome uiiiec, as is re
quired to be done, by local agencies
u jngii.n vomp inies
..,,,,,,,, nun riaie
Treasurers, of thottutes whoic law
FnoiiiHn ..... 1. 1 .
sucii a ueposit to be made.
J. li. Mautix,
IOC Maio St. Norfolk Va,
For Marvhind. Tii.lnv,!!-.. ri: ? . i " .
bia, irgmia, .North Carolina, South
t .iritllifi niil i ' ... .
Geo. S. Pnker,
Henry T, Alley,
'Wholesale & Retail
Fnuirs, Faxcy Goods, Tots,
beddings & Parlies
H. BOH S T,
2 0 Bo!lnSVMJk Street,
P. II. S M ITH
L o c 1 t a v a o X , C ;
7 mi reaajnasle tern
The beat W&lnnf P,.,,l....'iti:..
. , ,(. I.UI1D WfflJI
Mde OQtbe eLorte.t uouoa aad Vaat Lum.r,
rcreoos wUhlcg to baj
vT."Jlh o,rJn",al woaM do w.Il to
" it a jkvcp vaa
and uao tlit But XI atmuax. tht U to U Li J
I w'-vld stce last Mr. Feriwo loTta.
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wit! mo sri! pnn-.s-r ,.
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1 ua J ettritl It t. .r v. .. .
7?, T n l'Ji ia resin toLt
aj work i pus no.
N. HARP, IUleih N. C.
We Lavs made arrangements Lj
which we caa Late executed ac the
horttst nDtice and in tbj.rccut p
proved stjle Joh Printing bl.tvcir
cripMoo, auch as LetUr IleaJt; -.B-si-
ntss Card, Posters EoTelopes. PartT
tickets, Vwiting Cards &ct
BAKER & MITCHELL.
Editors of the Courier.
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We are bow receiviev as unniif
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goods and e are prepare J Uefier
aur iriends aa 1 cuatoarra.' . . .
What Tlioj Kcca
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, Oar Slock ol TfimnaVT iVl.ttL
Lad more co'rsa.ate ttiad' e'aars8va
,ttrcaa oi0Tu.jm this llu tiaim
And all we aik it ae oppeneaitr
tothow. The LkJi tsars lotlia! lu eai
aad cztmioe our Stock, we oarsLt
10 tan mem - -
We bve sla larze aari rail ssIectaH
itcks of Relj Maie, CioUii.-j, Ikuje
and ! o8, list k rntituiaas furaisalxij
Groceries QvoctrlX .
Full lapply always on
Iiand at 7 7 ?
Conat OrJers taken la Trade, at
ctirr.-ot rates, at
. F,T. WILDERS,