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A Democratic Newspaper.
Puhlished every Friday in Louisburg
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Copy 1 year .2.00
6 Months......... .....lco
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IdP TERMS CASH IX ADVAXCE
p o c t r i).
BY HERO STRONG.
Argemorne Renaud was of a French
parentage on her father's side, but her
lady mother was a countess of Eng
land, and the heiress of a very large in
heritance Castel St. Elmaf was the
ancestral home, and for years it wa3
noted for the grandeur of its appoint-
mcnts and the unbounded hospitality
of its occupants.
Hero Argcmorne's childhood ! and
arly youth wero passed, in the enjoy
ment of every luxury which wealth
to whom the highest wish of the im
perious little beauty was law. : I
Monsieur Renaud was one of thoie
4 rolling stones' whose great, misfor
tune lies in the fact of their having
been fhrust into existence, nobody
poind reasonably have expected thorn to
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Rcnaijd never mado a cent of money
in his life, but he fancied that he had
wonderful genius for bargain driving,
and hii wife was too much of a line la
dy, and too little of a tradeswoman to
sec that he got cheated in every bar
gain ,he made. He embarked largely
in spcculation.involving his wife's prop,
crty Lto such an extent that everything
bad to go to satisfy the rapacious cred
itors, and Castcl St. Eimar, with all its
- untold wealth of Vare jand beautiful
things, the worlc of centuries to collect,
passed into the hands of careless stran,
-! i 6cr8' . . "ji':.-
! This terrible blow was too much for
j1 the haughty pride of the countess ; she
died of brain paralysis in less than a
. week, and after her death Renaud did
the only sensible thing he had done
for years plunged into the rivcr- and
the next day was the subject of an in.
terestiDg post mortem and coroner's ia
qucst. . j
And Argemorne, at 18, was, loft an
".orphan, with only a small annuity and
She was one cf tho proudest wowen
in England,, and her ill-fortune galled
ier sorely, but she was too proud to
jnake it manifest by word or deed. All
ber friends called her cold and soul
less, and wondered if aught on earth
could touch her heart. They little
knewthc passionato warmth of the
heart which she had ever kept ; Lid
' den. !
She found a home, after the death
of her parents;. with a little cousin.but
thcro was little sympathy between tier
self and the Hon. Mrs. Montague. Mrs.
Montague had been at St, Elmar, and
she gave Argemorne a home, solely be
cause her family pride could not bear;
the mortification of seeing a relative in
the house of a stranger. '
Near Montague House was the fine
estate of Maltravcrs Abby the seat of
old Lord Maltravcrs. The old Lord
,had two sons, Louvian and Gerald.
Louvian was the heir to the title, the
Abby, and tho bulk of the lar-e es
tate ; while Gerald,' as j the younger
Bon, had only the family! name of Ross
wont, and an income of a thousand
pounds a year. I
Both the young men were noble and
handsome, and both loved Argemorne
Rcnaudcach iahls own way. !
VOL. ' 2.
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iotu were courtly m bearing and as
devoted to her as even her exacting
uAturq could reouir. hut. ih lntroJ I
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of them, and unfortunatlr for
her thit one wag-Gerald,; the young thai passed between his brother
son. jWith all the depth of a strongly and this woman, whom he worship
impassioned nat'jrfi sho. 1
never lor a moment did sho dmnm nf I
governed by that lovcT "for
'"--'" v4. i
her pride was stronger than
. TU lofty old turrets of Maltraver
jwere to her too powerful atemp-
t be resisted ; and for; a long
time she had uiade up Her mind to be
come tadv Maltravors. ! TTrl mAHm
had been a peeress and 'from cliildhood
Argemorne had been trained to believe
that the great end of her life would be
accomplished' when she was wedded to
a man or rank.
And merrily rang the village church
bells one bright June morning when
Argeiborne was vedded to young Lord
3Ialtravers, and went home to the Ah-
by as his honored wife. For jthe old
Lord was dead, and Louvian was in un
The festivities were great and con-
tinuohs, but Gerald was not seen at
any of the merry makings. lie had
enough to stand calmly by and
his girl whom he worshiped
the i bride of another, even
-i i .i . .i . . . .
xiiou.hu mat otner was Ins on v hrntlw
11 e night after the bridal, driven
forth by some wild unrest, Argemorne
threw a shawl over lipr shnnlilfir arA
- -, uuu
throdgh the white moonlight went out
to walk away the fever in her blood
beneath the tall old trees in Maltravcrs
Park, and Gerald, led back to home
by seme uncoiitrolable impulse, m?t
. I . ' :
Astormv sceno onsua J, fdr both
wereihigh-spiritedi and each' cue was
well iware of the state of the
affections. ' ! , '
lie accused her of coldness and de
ceit; he said she had never loved him
thit she was incapable of loving any
thing but herself. He exhausted him
self ip fierce and 'bitter reproaches, and
downcast eyes. Shelct him finish,
and when from sheer exhaustion he
was-sclent, she spoke :.
C 1 .1 1 1 . TX
- Ynu, saru sne, neaven! is my
witness,. ! loved. you with mf whole
soulj-I Jove you still ! I shall love
you forover ! Retter than earthy bet
ter than -my hopes for Heaven ! If to
day; my choice rested between eternal
perdition with you, and Paradise with
out t-ou I would choose the first! I
am tour brother's wife, and itjis a sin
for rne to say this, but for -once my
tongjue sliall speak the thoughts of my
heart ! Lord Maltravcrs.' r'ip Kr.nV-o
his name with a haughty uplifting of
tho head, remembering the proud title,
4 is just and noble, and I will be true
to htm, but while being true,
nev(r feel for him one thrill
I J shall
thin warmer than the esteem his many
virtjics must command ' from all I
shall never love him ! Centuries of
devotion upon his part could not win a
fragment of my love ! I marked uiin
for his wealth, and because of the proud
position in which he, would place me J
I married him because he cou d niae
me Lady Maltravers!'
' And 'if 'I had been the oldest
son?' V f
She stooped towjird him with bated
I brcith-r-the fire cf passion in
scanet perb eyes and glowing in her
Jbarth nor 1 Heaven should
havb kept us apart! ' Adieu forev
She tore avvay the hand he
ito 1 is heart, and flod' from him with
frarltic haste." She knew her
and meant to be in deed and
loyal wife. So she fled from
tion. 7 -Gerald
dashed his hand
.Ji 1 e 1 s -i , ;
iii&L in iurcueau, ana stroae awav
intd the shadow.?, forth rrom the gl for y
iness of a neighboring hedge :zto
pale moonlight, crept the shudder
ing figure of Louvian the happy bride
groom. In the dim light his face wan
ghastly, and fixed
settled like a cloud over all
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He had mi b; ;a
revelers, sml. fll f rrW
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been unharmv nmUrh tn-i;0tan
A' Vn .at fn.
-l AuuL v 1 1 1 1 i - i i iiiif in i i i i in Trnm-
her hair, lav on tho m-sissa'a. hVa font.
He picked it up and pressed it madly
V O wv
to his fevered lips.
She shall be happy !' he said, quiet-
ly. What is my worthless life against J
one little hour of her pleasure? I love
ner l will make her happy ! If she
is never to give me the place in, herH
heart which I seek, life is valueless to
me. Yes. ves. mv -nrenirms Arn-o-
morne shall be happy !'
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lie went down to the shore of the
ere were moored the pleasure boats
a wnicu De cad so often taken her out
sailing. Dark and only a single leap
lorward, and it was- done !
They found his body after! a long
search, and there was great lamenta-
tion through all the country for he
was a noble gentleman, and well be
Six month of mourning elapsed,and
then betrothal; of Lord Gerald Maltra
vcrs were announced.
For once in her life Argemorne was
entirely happy.! The wish of her life
near, being fulfilled, and if she thought
of hear dead husband, it was with no
The church-bells rang a merry peal.
and the bridal party set forth for the
church, Ladv Maltravers was in a
carriage with her bridemaids ; Lord
Maltravers followed with his attend-
The rrr.'l to the church ran past the
willow-fringed pond, and for some rea
son unknown to any one, the horses at-
t ached t-o the carriage cf the bride be
came frightened as they reached the:
little cove where Lord Louvian's body
had been found. They reared. t1uiic-
ed forward, and in a moment the car
riage, was overturned.1 j
Argemorne was taken up desd -her
white bridal robes stained crimson with
her blood the false blue blood which
had made her crush the love of her
heart for the lovo of pride and sta
Lord Maltravers died two years af-l
terward in Australia, and Maltravers?
Abbey is a ghostly ruin. Credulous
people say it is haunted, but all good
Christians inDisfc that nothipg frequents
its deserted chambers but bats and liz
ards, .. ' ;i ;;
Waler A clear fluid once usvd as a
Hoacs'y An excellent jke.
Tongue A little hprse that is con
tinually running away, !
My,dcar An expression ued by man
-and wife at the commenccmpr.t nf o
Cargaia A ludicrous, transaction, in
which each party thinks he cheated tbe
other. . '
Doctor A man who kills you to day
to save jou from oying to morrow.
Wealth The most respectable quali
ty of men. j
inquire .verybcdy, ytt nobody
equal to Colonel.
Jury Twelve prisoners in a box to
try one or more at the bar.
Stett's Evidence A wretch who is
pardoned for btirg baser than h.s com
JJIodcs'y A beautiful little flower
that flourishes in secret places.
JLawytr A learned gentleman who
rescues yiur estate from your enemy
and keeps it for himself. 1
l ue urave An pgly ho e in the
ground which lovers and poets wish
they were ia. but take uncommon meas
urea to keep out o it.
Money The god of the coun.y.
The man who sat down on an open
paper cf carpet-nails, said they remin
ded 111111 of income tax
An Essex street boy made a very
handsome snow man about seven feet
high on Saturday and robed it with his
mothers sixty-dollar Paisly shawl.
He ia saddest when he sits
We meet thr m every day : possibly
brush clothes with them on the street
poor, miserable degraded. Once lite
appeared beautiful. The brighf vis
ion 3 61 hope dar.ced around their path
w&y and gi!do4' tbeiflnture whtirffoTe
than the roseate loveliness ci an east
em sky. "Fure as the beau'iful snow.'
inexperienced, henest, confiding, they 1
went forth to battle with life. But I
how has til e con flirt linn mirfainorl I
AlasJ bow are the mighty fallen !
Bright visions have faded into murky
clouds. Hope thas yielded iis dace in
their hearts to dark, relentless despair, scale ol hope! What sympathies an
urgieg on to still lower depths cf vice, antipathies are demonstrated by the va
in the wreck of virture all was lost rioua degrees of kindlv. irresolntp vivi-
purity, icnocer.ee, character, peace of
mind ertrything that made life sacred
and valuable Now the world is a
blank LiJe is a stunendeous failnre.
Though re'ormation is possible, yet
never again can they arise to the proud
eminence from which they have fallen,
or da away the jsad memories of the
pp.s'. Tbe (cars of sin are burot deep-
ly into the s-ul, and will always re
main to pain and humble- The con
trast between whaj they were, what
they are. and what they n ight have
.been,, is tbe fatal knowledge driving
thera'to ruin. There is still some con
science, some feeling.) some self-respect
remainifcg. A tender sympathy, a kin t
word, tbe earnest, prayerful- admoni
tion, may cause a hope to spring up in
the heart that will produce a strength
of purpose an energy ot will that will
result in eff ctual and permanent refor.
Pity the fallen. Spesk gently to
those eriing ones. Possibly you may
savea soul from death and hide ainu!.
titude of feina.'' "Consider thyself, lest
thou a'so Le temj tV Christian ef
fort is to extend to all classejeven
the most degraded.
People who i;ky tbe Lag-pipes.
People ho dislike ojsters.
People wl o vt thi3p.r!od of our com
mercial prospenty.'wLen writing-paper;
costs next to n-tliicg, cross their let
People who say leisure, interesting,
inlu-spit'able, and aod applicable.
People who have no r oor relation.
People who bave more money than
they know what to Go with.
People who dye their hair.
People who always know where the
People who like getting up early in
People who eivc donations to street-
beggars and organ grihtlerj.
People wno send conscience-money
to the Secretary of the Treasury.
People who take long walks before
People who spend an income on
flowers for tbe buttou-holts.
Pet pic who light and leave cfl fires
on fixed days.
Per-p'e who , like paying income tax.
Peop'.e who go to hot and uncdaifor-
People who buy early and costly as,
parsgus nine inches of white stock to
one cf green head.
People who btve no sense cf humor.
People who give large parties in
small roonr.f. '
People who lavish inorey on the
heathens abroad, and leave the heathens
at home to take care f tLeaisi?es.
Pecp'e who have the ice broken to
enable them lo take a cold bath in
Pcojjle wfco keep all tLeir old letter ,
People without pnjudice?, weaknes
ses, antipathies. Lobbies, crochet., ci
People who have ncth:ng the matter
jrith tbeir digestion, and can eat any
thing. People who take snuff.
People who hold their tcngces.
The morning is bnaking. laid a
servant as be knocked at his roasters
Let it brrak waa tbe growling
reply: 'let it break, it owes xne notL
icgl' And the merchant & liir simple of
I 1 c as3 addressed him agaia to sleep.
' Do you know the pr:soutr,Mr. Jones?
Tea," to tbe.bonr. 'What is his cbar
c?ei Didu,t knjw Le had any
Does ha live ner you?" 3o Jicar thai
he has only siieot five thiitiaz f
ia e;ght vearf -
Shaking Hahds. The mere oftVr of
the hard it the readiest sign o! yolunta
ry courtesy or forgirene-s, and its non
corcplioe the moitcinl yet mcanicg
ofnpuies. Shtking handa is a mode
of greeting, the origin ol which is lost
in obscurity. Individual display char
acter in their mode of so doing. Who
cannot feel at once the antagonism be
tween the touch oi a prude and the cor.
dial grasp of a friend!
W bo knows not
the sailor's grip' f caadid heartines?
finm tho rnnnlinn r i
How' perft ct'y does the pradn r
lingering prtssute cause the merenrr in
oJ barometer to rU nr f.H h
cacious, carelt-sa, fond or earnest raao-
ner of sbakirg hands?
Tbue Sccikty. Silly, empty, un
b'ushing girls, just escaped from school,
elbowing their, mothers into corners,
and covering with con fu don their
lathers and brothers, do Dot constitute
socifc-y. Nor does' a circle of silent,
awkward, primitive, good-natuitd wo.
men, whose virtues are only known at
home. The mere presence and assem
blage ol women is nothing without the
charm ol refinement, knowledge, vU
vacity, power, and- inspiration ; and
they are not bora in a day, and seldom
come till middle and mature life, as ex
perience becomes profound and feelings
deep, when fl ppancy is not mistaken
for'wit, nor impertinence for gallantry.
. Horrible Mukdsh cp ad Aged Fa
M4LK is Teknkssee. Mr. Housden,
a widow, sged sixty, living nine miles
south of jtfashville, was taken from her
bed Tuesday night by unknown per
son?, carried to the common ga'.lows
erected lor dressing hogs, and banged
till she was dead. It was, sippcsed
from tracks discovered that the deed
was committed by two rue, but the
motive lor it cannot be sunuiitd.
De Witt Talmage, he ef tabernacn
lar notoriety, has changed the word
ing r.f the scriptures with- regard to
sat. Hi3 reading is: .''Ye arc the
aatiputrifdCtic of the earth ; but if the
antiputrefactic has lost its antiputrcfac
tic quality, wherewith shall it be antis
I can furnish at short notice. Cof
fins of Walnut, Poplar, Pine or etal
ic, w ith hearse and driver to attend.
mchl7-tf J. J,4.Mixktjuc.'
Patterson, Madison & Co.
J, It Patterson.
R. I. Jadkins.
No. 19 -6m.
Coiinty OiJeis ttkea ia Trade, at
b T. WiLl)li.
Notice U hen!f given to the people
of Frankiia and ar'j .ining couat;c
that th,i Ltuiaburg Tanyaid ii now
opm f it tbe rccp:i..n of Paw Hides of
the various kios, for which the lrg'i
est cash pricea will be paid, or they
will betarn-don sha ei at the Cfual
rates (one balf) under tbe erxcia! super
vision cl W. II. Uetter Sr, who will-
sprc no pJas in his attemp s Uyg'tye
general Satis'acMcn. Aadln order
that the business ma 7 fie porpetaattd
and pnjve a succtfiTto tie nwcers and
a great hearfii to th; people at Urge
callstinon his friends en rvwbt rt to n.
end to him their pitroaage and icfla
Sp-rcial coatrarti may be made tor
I tbeg.ttingTan B.rKin early Spring
nave an eye to it in clearing your lands
W. IL UziihK Sa.
Looitbnr N. C.'Jan. 3 1873.
Henry T Alley,
Wholesale & Ileta.il
-C o nfee tio n cr .
Facira, Faxct Goods, Tot.
Weddings & Parties
Sycamore Strect,Ptteraburg,Va. .
F U It N I T U it E
No. 2 0 BallnuVrook Street.
P. H: SMI T Hr
CABINET MAKER .
Cabinet malilng of U kind dona fa beat
ujuuw, aa ou uumi reanbla tertua
uruimro itspairea aua cieiutd.
1 UxDrRTixisa tprciAUTr.
The beet Walna. PocUr nJPiu CHn.
md outii fciiorie.t Loiico tuxd Vbt Cutxr
ito me cu. r. u. Siinn.
Fctory below Barrow Jt l'leauau.
Nt. 1 ly
M. E. JOYJSTER,.
U. b. Mail and regular passenger
line from Louisbur to Franklintoii,
vumiuriauie accoiuouaon for passen
1 LKgo inform the traveling public
that I Have, charge of tbe abov Har-V-
line, and vould be pleased to carry
passengers with promptness and tb
raicn lor.tue moderate price of $l,';0,
ui. an uoiirg ana seasons I respect
fully a$.k the patronage of the travel
inh7-3m, II. E. JovsEa.
J. D. Joyner. VT. 21. Joyncr.
. 9. joyncr.
n SYCAMORE STREET,
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d nun consifumrnt of !I kind of
1 liUJiUi-i eol.l in tbH iumket, and
mi ortuis loi Ui-.U-EHIES, FLU
TlLlZiliS and all otLcr supplies.
. PLANTER3 ARE REQUESTED TO
APPLY A 8M ,LL QUANTITY OF
11113 i-liUHLLIZEIt ON THEIR
COTTON AND TOBACCO BY TUE
S1DI2 CF ANY GTIIEITHAT THEY
MAY IliYS BEEN USING.
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itb tebibfluU Xhm ttAih. i.feir mi't-
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Great Western Insurance
Contlaucs to make a speciality er
Tarm property at eniuble rate. II
Losees ocriirriug la this department,
.prtnnpUy adjusted and citl'-d by tb ?
undersigned, wltboiit tbe ilzUy of rr.
erence, to the Home Ol as Is -quired
to be done, by lwud agencl -
of Northern and EuglUb Coiujunlee.
U. t. Bonds deposited with Ma
Treasurers, of tLoe rtatea wlo La
require such a drioIt to be made.
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10G 1 aia St. Norfolk Va,
For Wary land, Dt- L&ware, DUt lun.
bla, Virginia, North Carolina,'. Sou :.t
Carolina aud Ucorgbu ' '
Ceo S. Pak?r,
Loral Jge t.
No, 13 3in
FO Li EENT.
A nice Luelnes of2ce for rent,
ply at this office.
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