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LOTJTSB CTRG-, N. C, MAT 30, 1873.
Crftitrict, t-n.ter. (tr rce raaaa . pa Ebtta
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The Cray Toml.
JLh ! need we raise a cold gray s'.ona,
To mark ber place of rear,
Are'we afraid we may forget
The snot once loved the belt !
And do we fear to pass it by,
Ileedlsss, in some brigbt hour,
Forgetful of the place she sleeps,
Where lies our buried flower.
Ah no, those bleak and withered
Will serve at least to show.
That in some faithful, loving hearts.
Fend thoughts still constant How.
Tbst marble totnb will bear her name, I ?(j
4 fhU was true ti n) case, for I bad
been under & cloud' before I ha4 ven
anticipated a journev of ' this kind.--Tbough
tlje KMise waa now be
coming evident, 1 submitted to my
. ' Our road in th morning was
'through a dense forest ; the branches
meeting over our bead?, formed lofty
archer through whose shattered orifices
poured cataracts -of dazzling lights We
then pas ed into a beautiful savanna,
and again plunged into the shade j so
J,Ue spenes shtfted untjl we reache4 a
desert into which we bad scarcely en
tered when, in the distance, a horse
man was seen galloping . toward
us. As be rushed by be ) shout-
trail, and then dashed along Awards
us, I quipkly descended to my friend,
and exc aimed. u
The Comancbes are coming J
His eye lighted up like that of a
warrior as Je replied, i
Well, wa are ready,
We led the mules into tb cavern
to shield them from the bullets of the
savages, hoisted tbo national colors
oygr the wagon, and tben ascended the
C A young man eighteen or twenty, a
studetf in a university, took a walk
one day with a professor, who was com-r
monly called the student's friend, audi
was hit kindness to- the young men
wbom it waa his office to instruct.
While they were walking together and
the professor waa seeking to lead the
conversation to grave subjects, Jbey
saw a pair of old - shoe TyTrifr in. - their
LTKTJT. SHlCX-XaiTT JACX.
Again we are called upen to perform
the painful duty ot announcing tbe
death of one who is not altogether
lovely, was chiet among a faction of a
thousand spirits who are not yet made
perfect. Wc refer to "Shack-Nasty
Jack," tbe genial, whole-souled, or
perhaps (considering his mixed parent"
precip -ce to await the result, taking path, which they supposed belonged aKe) we should say half-aoled cPPr
Alas ! and is sb gone If
Oh 1 that with her we all might Bay
: Father, thy will be d,ont.
Bj)t that gray stone raust oft be raised,
That other forms may aleep,
Tirae breaks tho circle link by liuk?
JSarth will tbe fragments keep,
The loving circle once again
, Will smile upon the stone,
Nor think it hard at once to say
Father, thy will be dont:
Then, when no loving hands are nigh
To strew the fair, bright powers,
When none will own those sleeping
Guests of the by-gone boqrs.
Tbe cold gray stone of yoipe will be,
From thosewho horne have gone, j
Teaching a lesson hard to learn
Farther, thy will be done.
Turn back J . The Comancbes are
' ftp was mounted on a powerful
mustang, which dyd not slacken its pace,
but passed on almost like the wind.
The rider, though refusing to relate
particulars, bad given us . a needful
warning, Qur mules were so much
fatigued bat escape by returning was
impossible- It was therefore conclu
ded tbat we should seek a hiding place
at the base of a distant chain of rocks
which had just caught our observa
tion. f Wlien we' arrived there, wo fortu
nately found an aperture at the foot of
the cliff, into which, aftejr removing a
few boulders, we entered to find our
selves in a stronghold wljjph was ceiled
and sided with Hanite, and approach
able only at tefront thrpugb a nar
row path, 'flje remainder of tbe area,
OJfe 0mRae&8 AT beinS sfrewn with large stones, wasin-
our galvanic appatatus with us. Be
ing experienced cbemists, this was con
sidered no doubtful experiment,
, ' Frpi behind a clump of, bushes we
wat&'ned the approach of about one hui
dred warriers. When they arrived with
in gun-shot of the camp, they halted a
moment, then with a whoop rushed for
ward and entered the stronghold, but
gave a growl oi aissapiHiactiqn upon
finding it deserted .
Hilton, in a whisper, facetiously
I shall have pq opportunity of ex
plaining tbejrinciplesof electricity.
but lwill soon ilenionstrate the con
seouence of bringing tho polar wires n
contact. , -ZZZ r-n "
to a poor many who was at work close
by, and who had nearly finished his
The young student turned to the
proleisor, saying, ''Let u play the man
a trick ; we will h',de his shoes and con
ceal ourselves oehind those bushel.
and watch to vee bis perplexity when
be cannot fir,d them.7'
My deav friend,'' answered the pro , I
feasor, Mye must never amuse ourselves
at the expense ot tht poor. But you
are r xb, and you may give yourself a
raurji greater pleasure. Put ft dollar
in' each shee, and then we will bide
The student did so, and then placed
himself with the proteBsor behind the
bushes close by, through which they
could easily watch the laborer, and see
colored gentleman, who recently died
peacefully, and in pieces, in bis little
lava bed Jack did not wrap that hU
tie drapery be bad about him and lie
down to pleasant dreams, and his de
mise was hastened by a seven inch
shel', that entered and exploded In hit
diapbgram, running a digestive appara
tua that bad never been disturbed by
banquets of roast dog, salt horse, wash
ed down by copious draught of.fiery
untamed benzine and needle-gun whirr,
key. As we recall the virtues ot tbe
deceased, our pen unconsciously drifts
into the Philadelphia form ot mourn
ing, and we are led to exclaim ,
Dearest Shack, thou baa left us,
No more horses thou wilt steal ;
But 'twas Gillen that bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
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BY L. D. SrANNE.
1 One morning in May ag the ' Sul
tana was steaming up the Mississippi,
I sat in her saloon, indulging in a ci
gar. While watching the blub wrhs
, tt is said that ' Necessity is the mo
ther of inv ntion.'lut liQw touldwerei.
der our position impregnable?! Afcer a
moment's consideration,TIilton thought
it best to secure the interest of his em
ployers, and then consider our own
safety, He was ignorant of what his
load consisted, and neither, knew tbe
' '.When eVervthinff was readvvr I co- whatever wonder or joy he might ex
vertlv looked down upon thom.: As I press,
iii their airy flight, Twas surprif ie4 by ollMaclf r business of theconsi.gnees
the appearance of Dr. B rt an old
one, wa? taking down the fla?j; and oth
ers ECguring the mules.'. ave the fa
tal sgpal, when a horrid, concussion
rent thetair and shook tl e earth, ords
are inadequate, and imagination too
weak r for the f occasion". Not even
a solitary horseman was seen riding
The whereabouts of that troop will
ever remain, a mystery to their tribe,
The maid, has long waited fqr the. re
turn of "her lover, tbe mother for her
son. ajid the wife for her husband. It
was, a terrrible punishment, and Ye
deeply deplore the circumstances that
forced the deed,
Our mules having perished witb
their ca.ptors, we were obliged , tQ re
turn on foot, , We at last arrived 1 a.t
San Antonio, weary, tattayod and half
First we thought it was old 8chonehin,
lntn we beard. twas bcarxaceu
But the latest Lews, Shack-Nasty,
Says Hwas you have quit earth 'a
Gone but not forgotton.
The poor man soon finished his wcrk,
and came across (he field to the path,
where be bad lett his coat and shoes.
While be put on the coat hp slipped
one foot into one of bis shoes; but
feeling something hard, he stooped tend covered carriages for
down and found the dollar. Astonish 1 wear gloves.
Friends of the family invited to at-
The articles wpre mostly in closed pans famished, but still bajpy ift having es-
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friend and classmate. It wp a cUd wluoU 118 naa Deen in8irucie' l nan- caped wtft our iives.-ta-eny mag
o die with care ; and in case oVa.uy acci. j azine.
meeting, and the rema 0der
trip was spent iu conversation. The
doctor, having been roughing if ex
tensively in the Vest, was enabled to
relate many personal adventures, one
Of Which is ' fnllnwlntr f
Last September, while stopping in
San A tonid do Bexar, I met my friend
"y.con,-who had just returned from
,nc army in such poverty as to be
obliged to act as teamster for a com
lie sai( that
on tho morrow ho had bocn ordered to
1 convey a loaded wagon to Hagc on
thc frontier and as. the. road, was
i through a wilderness not hitherto pen
f etrated except by armed parties, tbe
undertaking was justlyj considered a
" hazardous one. Yielding "to bis
solicitation, I promised to accompany
. At dawn the next day we were on
the road. After driving through a
Prairie the land became udttng.
with here and there a clump of trees
r a dark chaparral The day passed
without any event worthy of , record,
and at sunset we arrived at a settle,
mcnt whero the peoplo were in a panic,
and ready for flight, on account of a
rumored raid of the Coroa,nches. They
represented the, danger in such colors
that I was overcomowithfcar. But my
companion was unmovod.
'Similar rumors, have nroved false,
said be ; 'though thej hare, not infest
ed this region for several years, still
the cry thU the, Qomanches are. com
ing !' is constantly .heard.
He supcccdc in lulling t,holr fears
n such a degree, as. tp.elajr their de
parture, but no argument could cmifct
4 'Have you never, says an elegant
writer, 'felt an apprehension of coming
evil, for which you in vain attempted
to assign a cause? Have you never
found your mind darkened like the
a unuy landscape by a auden cloud,
which argues a coming, tempest? And
thinkest thou not that such impulses
arc deserving of attention, as being tbe
bints of our guardian spirits that dan-,
ger is impending?
dent rendoring further pvogress impos
sible, they were to be buried in the
'Accordingly we dug a trench iQ. th
path already 'mentioned, and when
about making Abe deposit a box atr
tracted our attention, the contexits of
which coul' be oa.sily examined. It
was founil to contain a galxanio bat
tery.al fiask of acidand a bill of goods.
Curiosity forced us to read the lattcrj
wboro wo found ah entire list of the ar
ticles which our load contained. Be
sides the. battery already mentioned,
there were. two. thousand, pounds of
nitroglycerine, a quantity of wire.and
several kinds of acids.
Thia discoxerv filled, us wit ioy.
Here were explosives sufficient to an
nihilate an army. We were safe ! The
ways of Providence are indeed above
'When ve bad covered the,load,and
aedthe battery, the shades, of
night were upon usx 1 ho western hor
izon soon became illuminated by tho
camnfires of the foe, but confident of
our strength, we gazed upon it undis
mayed. In the. recess of the cavern we kin
dled a fire and prepared our supper. l
When the repast was over, the night
waa divided in t$o equal watches My
friend waa the first on guard,, and at
midnight, when I arose to relieve hini
the landscape was enveloped in a" fog.
A solitary night4)ird, perched on a
cliff, waa sbrjeking its doleful notes.
Xhe beacon, of tbe foe bad grown dinu
andj y(rth nothing else to 'attract my at
tention I fell into.thejuxury of thought.
I reviewed the happy dreams of child
hood as well as the realities of matur
ity, and solightly passed, the hours
that Vefore I was aware of it the day
had dawned Wth telescope in ban
I goal id the precipice to observe the.
motions of the enjmy.
I saw them as they mounted
steeds and then I marked Ujeir prof ,
ress toward the settlennt When
they came to the poi wP10 wo leffc
tho road. theyJitfapped to examine our
ment and wonder were . seen upon his
countenance , he gazed upon the dollar,
turned around, and looked ; again and
again ; toen ne looked aiouna mm on
all sides, but could see no one. Now
he put the money in his pocket and
proceeded to put on the other shoe, but
how great was his astonishment when
he found the other dollar. His feelings
overcame him ; be fell upon his knees,
looked up to be&ven and uttered aloud
a fervent thanksgiving, in which he
spoke of his wife, sick and helpless, and
his children without bread, whom this
tmely bounty, from some unknown
hand, would save from perishing. The
young man stood there deeply affected
and tears filled bis eyes.
Now,' said the professor, are you
Born of poor but honorable parents.
"Jack1' manifested at an early age those
traits that in alttr years made him .
lamous, and would in time have sent
him to Congress if his soul had not
been shelled out of his ephemeral shell
by a cast iron Banie-sak.e. He served
his tribe as tax collector, president of a
base-ball club, and was about organiz
ing a You ig lted Meu'a Horse Plagaiiz
ins Association, when he felt a sensa
tion of OJ).QUtss at the pit ot his stom
ach, an was gone. Possessing many
ot the virtues that marked the Credit
Uobilier operator, Shack-Nas'y was
also as generous as the increased saUiy
vocrf who cvly drew their back salary
to pay off the public deb and the
uews of hjs sudden death will cause a
An) I iuy Brother Keep-
A Tounjj man enteraas cleik in a
liquor store. Almost invariably he
btcomes dis-olute in his habits. . At
last, in a, moment oi wretchedness and
derpairne seizes a pistol and blows
out his brainr and the proprietor coolly
sajs; Um m,y vothers keepeif
, Am i my brother's keeper 1 says tbe
church member as he daily offers his
'choice liquors' for sale, and wl.en re
monstrated w,ith, givts as his only ex
cuse; We must liven,d if people do
not get liquor here they wUl get worse
liquoip eljaewhere.' ! .
i Al migaided man, will th,at plea
avail you at the bsr-of your Judge I
Can you shake ff your own responsi
Am I my brother's keepeit Bays the
proprietor ot the most
not much better pleased than if vou had I torill o a,fcgu.ib in many boaomj an
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guisn taai ne waa net peimiueu to uie
slower, and by inches.
St. Loui$ Democrat.
played your intended trick t
' 'O, dearest sir answered tbe youth,
'you have taught me a lesson now that
I will never forget. I fc$l now the
truth ot the words whicb, I nevtr be
fore uaderstood : 'It is Utter to give
than to receive."
Old Joe r. was a quie olJ man,
but somewhat too fond of the bottle.
When in Qups Ls ideas tended towards
theological matters, which he always
avoided in his sober moments. It was
Saturday afternoon (Connecticut bak
ing day), and bis good, wife wanted
some wood for the. oven. ,
JoeK I do wish you would go and
split some wood, here it is nearly two
o'clock and tbe fire isnt made,
Joe went out to execute bis com mis -
''My. 1 leave a Uw tracts !' asked a
traveling quack doctor of a lady who
responded f his knock. 44 Leave some
tracks ! Ctrtain'y you may," said she,
looking most benignly over her specs ;
'leave thtm with the hiel toward the
house, ii you pleas' ,
George W. Hayes,
Bespectly informs the citizsna of
Louisburg, and surrounding Country,
that he ha again located in Louitbure,
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and cn ie louna t6 i uwur v u. .y
prepared to ex cute
R. Walkers' !atore.
.1 . .11 wnrlr in tho WiTPW
r mv v"-"'" I aiou. out i.eariue puirBw vwuivw- p. .-, .nr jrwE TkT line on.rcaAona
hotel m the town. 'We cannot keep -ttv marchcd to the neighboring
up a.hote wthou a bar, but we sell " 1 f .f tf Uc
returned home utterly obliviQja to H
bla tercts. Give me a can.,
mh 2l-8ai. OEOv
oniy to travelers and, some of the most
respectable class of moderate diakerii t
Ah 1 remember every drop you sell belpa
to make a drunkard pushes him along
the downward path. 'Woe to him that
giveth hie neighbor drink x
'Ami mv btitber'a kteptrt' said
Cain j and ea God answered ' hirat so
dots He answer each, and every one of
youi VThe voice of yous brother's
blood critth unto me from the ground.
A, wag was requested by an old lady
to read V newspaper for her. He took
Igt up and read as follows . 4 Last night
Xt&rdy. morning abut two o'clock
. . a . r
in toe arernoon oeiore oreaaiasr.
hungry boy about forty years
bought a big custazi $.9 a ir
it thiough a brick wall nine let thick,
and jumping over itwoke bia right
ankle i f$ abovje hbrleft knee and fell
into, a dry coLpond and waa drowned.
Aboui thirty years afer tba, on tie
samyry, an old. cat. had nine turkey
I cflfoDiers, a nigu wmu oiew lanxee
Jjoodle on a irjing pan, ana an lea an
old cow and tw dead p:gaat Boston,
where deaf and dumb man was talk
ing to his Aunt Petir.' Whereupon
the old lady, taking a long bna h, ex
claimed Du UUP
things ravebis pet theories. Seating
himself on tbe chair be said :
I say (hie) Jane no (hie) think tb$
Lord (hie), means to burn us all (hi
up m firer
f nis venerable apouse, beipg tz
inzlv irate, did not answer Again,
ho repeated the quci
to baronsii up in fire, everlast-
to T said tbe now. thoroughly
aroused house-wife ; no, yot foolfc not
if he waits for you to split the. w.ood !
PU3LBUEQ CI ICUISamS IL. Q FOE
ml At wj
An Irishman being in church where
the collecting apparatus resembled
election Loxe, on its being brought to
him, be whispered ia the carmi'a ear
that be was not naturalized and con
sequently could not vote.
'Where are you going 10 fast, Mr.
Smith T demanded Mr. Home, sir.
homer don't detain me; I have jut
bought my wife a new bonnet, and 1
mutt deliver it before the laaLion
40 Barrels "Violet"
Family Flour. A prime article.
HAltKOW & PLEAS AXTS.
50 Barrels 'N. Carolina'
Family Flour. The very beat.
Price III. -i
UAHROW & PLEASANTS.
F r ovsr Foitt Tsiit
. : -PUKELY YEOETABLR.
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CHEAT UNFAILING ECITia.
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Mk. a wrt asd mrxaat 4aaa4.' Stv
pv, dua frota r r ftal Omraa Ttm
a mU rwiaef 4jji4sa' I !Ta sUatXATtS.
eo.Watag all tts ra4arfiU aa4 .valuaaU
pco.U-Dl.fir jlia . .-, .
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TVroler.,(U aa UfsraJ JIM fV
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LjTsa ItaorL&Tum ailaac U oar'sagTaead
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tt ar ualrkau oihtr U .faauU.
J. II. ZEIHN & CO
Hao, O aad ralldlAla.
BOLD DT ALL DRU00I3T8.
BUY TUE DItOAVX
The Hst in utf. Fold on 20 J
trial. If It dots not give entire Bat
taction return it at my ezpensev I 1 fl"
theat excellent Gir a at lisnulactoreft
prices and la addition will allow adis
rouct f 10 pr cent to dab of two
mora- A sample Gia cb tztibitioa at
my store in Fra&kUcton, Kefcr to
Capt W K Davia, Cajt W II Ballard
Dr W W Green, Charles Prry, 40
W D Bproill,Eq, W P Montgomej .
W P Perrj, lq. W N Mitchell. Es,
All ot whom have tbeae giaa la uic.
To rtspunibl parties I wiU idelivtr
thec Oios in Septeaaber pa j able ia D
cember il so desired, ...
W 8 MALLOBT,
Franklintoo, N O
Agtot for llanufacturerf.
Raleigh, N. C.
I oca of ttM b ai eocapUt t Tboiocraaato
btahoaota ta iba tMlb Ktwj
rugAoaratabia kiMi txom Ua M'M
aauaatmratotbUr( fmtniM olera 1st
ad, to TAlj t araiaAad. U jaa kT a Ll-
1 of a omum raiauw "
aaav kava It aopUi ad aoiorad to w:
aa4 Mil tactiM a'wara raaraataad. Th
rnh Album aa iiat 'raaaa ahrsT
Mi haad, ia gTtat vtMty; a4 wtU la aU
low MMa .o oocmIo tu etrli, 4oat bii
ta rU U WaUaa's GaUary. Sod door abara
TsukAr HalL J W. WATSOa
A nkbainf e for ramt, Aj.
ply at tbia oScc.
A fresh supply just recti red", al ;
. . Uasxojv i PuiAirra.
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Bacon 1 Bacon! I.
W are naw. receiving another Ca
Load of Uea soul Shoulders Tfar
ranted" strictly" prime, which w art
aellins at ""Northern prices, wit'l..
freight added.M .
BAldtOW & PIXA5AKTS.,
J A K. RXTT'S
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