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A Democratic tfefjrapaper.
ublisliod evei Friday in Louisburg.
RATI28 of suBsemmby, '.
Copy 1 year.....
Irw5 TERMS CA6IT IX aDVAKCK
I watched a bubble Iroad and br'gbt,
That on tbe atreamlet played,
And a gay world ot life and light,
la painted pictures met my tight,
A round its disk arrayed.
Green valt s and valleys caught my view,
And, fertile fields ot flowers: t
Tbeky &ras paved with aKure-blue, 1
And blooming blossoms! dipt in dew,
i Huog o'er tiie beajuteous bowers..
And fancy's fairest forms wire there,
Ot blushing beauty bright
They seemed to wander foec freru care,
Upon this little world of airj
Nor feared nor cloud nor night.
put ah lr the quick returning tide
Swept o'er thejvatery world .
And ail ita giy and gilded pride,
fsunk, as I hastily espied
. The wave that oer it coiled.
AmI thus does hope.raan'a fondest prayer
Pi am On his beating breast;
H pictures scenes of pleasure (air.
Then comes the wave of jdark despair,
And as it a weeps his bosom bare.
Tlie bubble rolls to rest. ,
1 Milford Bard.
BY W. DKXTER SMITfl, JK.
"Mabel,, dear, do you
taautiful green valley, flecked with
white cottages, while beyond,' tho riv
er, like a stream of molten silver.flows
rapidly on towards tho falls?" inquir
ed Mr. Arthur Belcrom, as ho turned
his gazo from the glimpses of bcauti-
d scei crvwhich presented, ihcnisclycs'
fr m the carriage window; , and ad
dressed his wife, who wag the on.
ly occupant of the vehicle beside hirn
atlf. '' ,
' " I'll bet I do 1 It's high, ain't it?
It just knockn everything 1 1 ever sec in
the shapo of stunnin' scenery ! White
mountains can't hold a candle to" fi
There is no knowing how much farth
er tho lady would have carried her ex
trav&ganco of cant phraseology, had
the not been suddenly chocked by her
. hunhjlnd, I
r "Mabel, my dear, I cannot listen to
uch language us yours, which I assure
you is highly improper for a lady or
' gentleman to make use of. You miy
lu ablo to appreciate and admire the
beauties of nature, yet if "you caunot
express your thoughts and compari
sons in more ladylike, and mora be
coming and elegant language, you had
much better remain silent.- When I first
' saw you, four months ago, and, falling
iu love with your pretty face and en
gaging manners, asked you to becomo
my wife, aud took you from the hum
. hie position of a factory girl, to make
yu the wife of Arthur Belcrom, I had
no" doubt that, with jour excellent
dispositioti, and willingness to , be
.taught, I should soon be able to eradi
cate those blemishes of education coni
mon among girls of your former posi
tion ; aud also to give up thoso cant
terms,' or 'slang phrases, which, I
may say, is the only bad habit to which
you are addicted," said her husband,
firmly, yet kindly.
Well, now, I'm sorry
you re so
tcuder-oarcd, but I can't go
talk. " You sail in on big jaw-breakers
iko a horse, but you sec I ncvr had
pmch schoolm'," she retorted, feeling-
. i . .. ' .
"It is not the simplicity! or plain
ness of your language to which I ab
joct," he coutiaucd, ' and! can also
overlook your ignorance of the rules of
grammar, which you may easily learn;
but I dislike your ' slang term, which
tuar the effectof nearly every sentence
jou utter. If you wish, I will
illustrate my . meaning more plain
"Cie in," she exelaimcd.
" 4 Go in,' is a phrae which no lady
will make us of, where it has no ref-
rence to the sense of her con versa-
tion." ' j
"p tree, again, am I:'
"Why -do you ay ;up a tree 'f It
has no in waning as you used it."
" I can't see it. You are too min-
cmg. lalk hipglisb,
I say ; go the
"Vtti ro-a reflect nrevioua to
; ' " 1 ..
speaking, Mabel, and be very care
ful?" ' r 1 - ' .
"Yes, I'll put in ill I know how."
"Why not have
'-.That's played out. Td rather do
a thing than be keeping books on . a
thing I cannot do, try all I -can mus
ter. Puttkf ou airs !is a. thin? I des
pises Vf she remark-ei
, more earnestly
:" 1 ou are IncorriJ
glble,' he return
ed. . ;. , i . '
That's so," she replied, as if the
subject was becoming distasteful to
- - ,,i i
-Mabel," continued her husband,
" I havc.no desire to cause you a mo
ment's pain, but I must request you
to use language befitting a lady, for if
you should utter such phrases ag you
have made use of since our marriascand
which I have repeatedly requested you
to abstain from, to no purpose, it will
cause me vast mortification, and I shall
feel far from proud to introduce you
to my relatives and friends in the city
whither we are going, and where I had
hoped to bring a mistress who ."would
preside with beauty and refinement in
the mansion on Square, Boston.
which is being put in readiness to re
ceive us." ;
"Dp you want me to put a stopper
on my jaw, for a whole team? If you
mean sen sail in and say so," she re
plied, evidently with the intention of
letting the matter drop, and her hus
band, who seemed to think il a hopc
Igbs ense.-'was also silent, and the sub
ject was not alluded to again during
Mr! Arthur Belcrom had returned
to the city, and had brought home a
wife, who, while she was very beauti
ful, and graceful, aud dressed with
taste, could not speak a loud word, in
fact " did not utter a syllablo above a
whisptr !" : -
So said tho neighbors, who had call-
cipuuj on Mr. Belcrom and lady, and
as the story was in everybody's mouth,
it certainly must be true, : The j visi
tors had undertaken to hold conversa
tion with Mrs. Belcrom. and although
she was not deaf, and could under
stand perfectly all that was said to
her, yet she was obliged to answer
them by way of her maid Alice, who
-first listened to the words'of her mis
tress, uttered in a faint whisper, and
then repeated them to the lddies who
had called. This mothod, of course;
was not approved of by the " fashiona
ble world,' or that portion of it which
resided in the vicinity of Mr. Belcrom' s
residence, for ssveral reasons, In the
nr-st place it didjiot please the ladies
who conversed with Mrs. Belcrom, ( to
address themselves to the servant, in
order k reach that lady's Cars, for they
sometimes forgot that Mrs, Belcrom
was not deaf, and seemed to speak to,
as well as to listen to the words of Al
ice, who was well educated, and con
versed with an elegance and purity of
diction remarkable for a domestic ;
aud in the sooond place, it did not give I
them an opportunity to draw out fam-
ily secrets so as to ascertain Mrs. Bel
crpm's social standing previous to her
riage with the Wealthy merchant;
. ,c . , , 7
it had been known that she " was
nothing but .a factory girl J" not oue of
that circle of " aristocratic" ladies,
who were so profuse iu their compli
ments and good wishes, would have
ever honored the new wife with their
visits. But the lady s antecedents
were all in the dark, and rumor
sorted that she was the " daughter of
an English banker," so that all gossip
concerning her right of admisson to
their ' set" was soon dispensed
It must be admitted that the strange
conduct of his wife in refusing to 'speak
aloud, or to hold any conversation with
- guests, save with Alice as "interprc-
tcr" was a matter of surprise with 31r.
Belcrom ; but bis questionings were
all in vain, and threats were nseless,
as Mrs. Belcrom still persisted in
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LOTJISB 0TRG-, N. C, MARCH
'! keeping muni," as she elegantly ex
pressed it, in whispered accents.
A few months after, Mr. Belcrom
was startled and pleased to hear his
wife conversing in rather loud and
cheerful tones, and by her animated
accent be judged that something Lad
at last induced his wife to resume her
former, tones, and at the same time be
noticed that her language was free from
all slang phrases,' and was quite be
fitting a lady. Unable to explain this
sudden change, he entered the parlor,
and feund his wife Engaged fin lively
conversation with a mutual friend.
After the visitor left, he quickly asked
Mrs Belcrom he reason for her I sud
den resumption of voice, and also her
motive in correcting her' language,
which wa3 the most pleasing circum
stance of the two, ho smilliugly ob
" Arthur," she replied, " I will con
less all. 1 knew my use cf cant
phrases' and ' slang terms,' was a habit
which was in my power to overcome.
.It it vexed you, it was distressing to
myself, and I soon formed a plan for
- i. -
its cure. I sent for an old friend . of
mine, Alice Hall,, to whom I confided
my plan, and she promised to assist
me, for besides instructing me how to
speak, and how to avoid loose expres
sions, sue volunteered to uecomej my
' interpreter' to all who called, provi
ding 1 would rennn silent, or not
speak above a whisper, and to her on
ly.! This plan was put into execu
tion, and 3'ousee the result." 1
" How can I express my pleasure ?"
asked her husband. 1
" By forgiving me for the harmless
ruse I have made use of to effect my
cure of the 'lingual . disease,' and by
confessing that you are not sorry you
married tho Factory girl." ( i
Tho fashionable friends of Mr. and
Mrs. Belcrom were astonished to hear
of the lad v's recovery of her voice, but
rhey never heard Mabel Belcrom make
use of any 'slang phrases.'
The traveller, weary and worn, cov-
-erid with dust and suffering many
privations, sees iu the distance the curl
ing smoke ascending from his old home
stead, and choked with feelings almost
too big for utterance, exclaims, while
tears ot j y roll down his cheek "I'm
almost houi; I
The playful child having wandered
from i s fond purtnts, trembles for fear
of approaching angers, while dark
cess gathers around its footsteps ;
shukis its curliug locks and claps ita
triad banc's, exclaiming, a) it becomes
conscious 1 f salcty Tin almost hum 1
The mariner, after, a long ad toil
8"mc voyage, descries in the far dis
tance the outline coa-t ot his native
.land, and sings aloud with toy,' whilst
bis heart is full 10 breaking Tm ah
moU home J 1 '
A poor widow had been long strujr,
gling with adversity. The husband 01
her youth bad b; ca torn from her em
Lrace by the ru bless hand of death.
Her children one by one had been con
signed to the dark and gloomy 'grave.
and she was left to plod in sorrow her
weary jmrney' alone. Eager to j jin
her loved ones who were beckoning her
from the skits, she exclaims "Patience
my eoul; itwon'i be long; I'm almost
home j" j
A man of God who had ''served his
generation," and wojo work was done,
when bidding fearwell to his weeping
f . .. , , . . . 3
Umily and friends, exclaimed, U Be
fore morDjng j ".Lrii-be at bome ;
Ratter to wear a calico drees without
trimming, if it be paid for. than to owe
I the. ihpkeeper for the most elegant
silk, cut and trimmed in the most be-
witching manner." , 3
Bctttr to live in a log cabin all your
own, than a brown stone maLsioa be
longing to stljdy tle,
Better walk f rever than ran into
debt fcr a bors: aad carriage.
Better to sit by the pine tabled for
which y u paid three dollars ten years
ago, than send home a new extension,
black walnut top, and promts: to pay
for it next week. ,
Better to use the old cace sealed
chairs, and faded two-ply carpe, thar
tremble at the bills sent borne from tha
upholsterers for the most elegant par
lor set ever made
B .tter ta meet your business acquain
tances with a free don't owe you a
cent" smile, than to dodge around the
corner to escape a dun.
Better to pay the street orgao-inder
,- 3 I
two ctnts lor music, if you must bare
it, than owe for a graad piano. l- -
.Better to g&ze upon bare walla than
pictures unpaid tor.
Better to cat thin soup from earthen
ware, li you owe youi butcher nothing,
than to dine tff lamb and roast beet and
know that it does not belong to you.
Better to let your wife bare. a fit oi
hysterics than , to 4 run ih debt fr nice
new furniture, orc'othes, or jewelry.
Marriko Life. D ceive not one.an
other in smalt tbibg, nor in great' 'One
little aingle lahhood hi, before now ,
disturbed a whole married life. A
small cause bas often reu'trd 4 J great
consequences. Fold not the arms to
ore t her and sit idle. .Da not inn mnr.h
from borne. Ooea own health is of
uioru worth than gold Many a marriage
'jegins like the rosy morning, and then
falls away like a snowy wreath, And
why liecAUsc the marriea pair, neg
lect -.0 be as well ple;iBUig to each oth
er after marriage as before. Endeavor
always to please one another; but at the
aanie time, lavish out all our love on
to day, fur rtmembtr love bas its to
morrow, too J spare, as one may say, fue!
for the winter. Consider what thi
word 4 wife1 expresses. The married
woman is the husband's domestic faith.
In her hand he must be able to confide
bouse and family ; be able to trust hei
with the key of bja heart, as well as the
key ot his house.
An army chaplain relates the follow
ing story : Seeing a dirty face buttei
nut urchin at the fence in front of a
houe, the preacher said :
' Is your f uber at home!"
" No he's gone to church.
" Is your m ither in ?
" No, she's gone too..
" Then you are all by your-elt t
No ; Sam in thar, hoggin sister."
" That' bad !n
' Yei its bad, but it' the best be
Doxi't go Wkst. Cuthberrt has a
joung man who has been West and
returned in d sgust. The Appeal says
of h:ra: 4In tac'. 'going West has
not been a success, with Dick. He has
two dollars and a half, and thirty ctnts
(in com) that be made in the Far
West, that he is anxious to bet that
he will stay in Georgia as long as any
"In bruising around for a job, be
intimated that he was a clever fellow
and belonged to a good family ; but
the natives told hiui that was iOo tbiry
and insisted on knowing what he bail
done in the State that he bad to ruu
away for, whether for mufdej, burg
lary or robbery."
Advicx T6 Youso Mkk. Be firm.
The wind and the waves mar beat
agains) a rock planted in the midst of a
troubled sea, but it remains unmoved.
Be thou like that rock. Vice may en
ije ; the son and the cup may invite
b?t beware! Stand firmly at your
peat. La your principles .hin forth
unobscurtd. There is inry in the
thought thatyiuhavo resit te I empta-
lion and conquered, Youi b ight x
ample will be to the wo Id bt the
I ght -bouse upon the sea's' or - is to the
A lady wishes some one would invent
a legometer to attach to men a pedals,
that wives may determine' the distance
traveled by their husband when they
want to 'just step down to the post-of
fice of an evening.
A lady who has a pretty hand is anx
ious to know if a peraon is more likely
to burn her fingers because they are
taper ones. We dont know, but it is
probable that she should be careful how
they come In contact with sparks I
Mk. "Ciiawiks Tiiawisox" re
cently ran hi bead against a young
lady during a cotillion. M Ah ! ex
cuse me, deab,' ha cried ; did it hurt,
ah'r" "No. sir" bhc replied; Ub
too soft to hurt anything."
A fashionable young lady, seeing a
huge Thomas cat curve hit spine, ex
claimed, (), what a lovely bustle he
A Detroit negro prisoner, on bis way
to the penitentiary for larceny, wag
asked what be thought of his trial.
He said, "When dat lawerdat fend
ed mi made his srcech T ttimirlit
buah 1 wwi inS to uke mJ c hit
1 11 l. . M- M .
and walk right out of flat co't room :
.but when de other la wer got up and
commenced talking. 1 knew I was do
biggest rascal on top of de earf
"Why don't you wash the bottom of
your feet John P asked a grand-mother
of a boy going to bad ; to which be
replied gravely, why granny you don't
think Tm going to t'aaa np in bed, do
you P .
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DRUGGISTS ani PHARMACISTS,'
Ht j it rciT4 a fresh aupp y of pmr
D.tt aaaChm.ai. which will uia- ,
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2w T.rk Fneea.
Wl idoir Qlaaa,
Ant a fa I lias ol hash a-draUaU
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I Believe In Printers Ink.
The prrnvscs ac joining nay residtnee
north with fit tceh acres arable land pa
be rented ou favorable terms, The
dwelling bouse is good with necessary
out houses ; and the best well of water
in town. With proper cultivation it
yields well. I huve also a spring
dixie, or one horse wagon (without
haruet) which I will exchange tor corn,
fodder, wheat on favorable terms.
Apply forthwith to
Win. M. Crenshaw.
Louisburg N. C. Feb- 33 th 187J.
BuccesserJ'e Jordan & parr.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers Jn
Drugs and Palent Medi
8camere and Wsshinjtoa 8t.,
PaHerSOH, MadiSOrt & CO.
' ' i
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l wjhi ta arume wi
Connty Orders taken in Trade, at
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H. UO It ST.
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No. 2 0 BollngVr)ok Street,
P. ; H. S M I T H,
Cabinet malhigwf all kiada done 1b best
raauuer, and tu tnoet retainable ursae
Juruitare repaired aud cleaned.
The beet TTainut, Poplar and Pine Coffioe
mue outae ahorto. ueiiuo aud Vaat Vuixr,
Oive me a olL , P. n. SJUlH.
Factory below Barrow X Pleaaante.
No. 1 ly
Carriage Manufactory, .
Pertooa wishing to buy ,
1 Or aoythinf In that line woalJ do Wu!l to
I eh be lore vrJruig ttuia uthtt
uiixoiir ee a Koep we
and use the Dcrr Xitk&iu. that U to be hd
I would atate tkat Mr. Ferzutoa luvea
is witVaie and enprntre in peraon tbeor an
nfaotate of tlieee lirooiu, b.ch Witu th
rcceat impro-zeaieDU srt pruoounecd by all
who eo tam to b cuarpAMd in piui of
eouveuieuce, daratitity and tyie. be wooid
be pldMe d to bmv hi ol t fneuua of Frank
I n and adjnniugeoauue iu oli ou uim.
I woald cheertn Jy refer tbe pab io to the
men who have worked for ue, and who are
now out of my mploym.n m regard to the
lock 1 use attd tbe laitntauteas with which
my work put np.
N. S. 1IARI, Raleigh X. C.
M. E. JOTNER, 7
U. S." Mall and regular passenger
line from Louisburg to Frankllnton,
Comfortable accomodation for passcu-
I beg to Inform the traveling public
that I have chargwothc above Hack
line, and would bo pleased to carry
passengers yrith promptness and dis
patch for t Immoderate price of $1,00,
at all hours and seasons. I respect
fully ask (be patronage of tbe travel
mh 7-3m, 'M. E. Joyxm.
J. D. Jojner. VT. H. Joyner
J. S. Joynea,
J. 1). JOYXEU & CO.,
94 SYCAMORE STREET,
Pctuksbuko, . Va.
8 lHt cnnsirnmenU of all k'nd.
rikuoit eoiu in this njtukvt, and
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lessee occurring In tide departrricnt,
promptly adjusted and aettlcd y the
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