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.A Democratic Newspaper.
-published every Friday in Louisburg'
, KATES OF SUBSCRIPTION, '
Copy 1 year ......2.03
'6 Months -.,.....100'
" 3 Mouths 5
HF TEIIMS CASH IN aDVANCE
P 0 c t r i).
Dead in BXy Heart-
BY PEAItL RIVKES.
There issometMng dad in my hear ,
A something that bows it down ;
A corpse too heavy for smiles to lift,
Too light for my tears to drown ;
Though laughter -came to the aid of
And with sighs I weigh It down.
Ilovr it came there! scarcely know, '
But the taee looks like the face
Of a faithless one who loved me oner,
For my youth and my woman's grac;
And I think he left, when he went
This fearful corpse in his place
A corpsetbat T cannot shroud
That slippeth the strongest band?,
And over my fair young life al way
It stretches it clammy hand 4 ;
- Ah 1 God, to be free from those star
ing eyea ,
.And tie touch of tbora cknimy
hands I . i '
1 v" ' ' ' .'. I '
jA. orps3 that will Dot le buried
Bj stjaUh injth j dead of nigh
.And lefuscs a-grave th.,' I vow to
.. .ring '!:'.' ..
'Loud bells the broad day lighf,
And give it a Christian burial
Of pomp in the whole world' right.
13 ad, 6ed in my heart, fdse loye l
All the joy that it brought me dead
' ttut memory ktepith watch at thefeet
Though hop i laments at ih j head )
0 1 God 1 for rest from this dreary litr,
Or strength to bury my dead 1
1 dispute the assertion that the
course of true love never runs smooth,
for, I have seen many an instance in
which it flawed straight on to the sea
of matrimony, without so much as a
But I am bound to confess it d id
not take a very even course in Florian
CourtUnd's case ; which was no mar
vel to you, if you knew Harriet Gel
dcr. She was the most provoking, pretty,
altogether chinning little coquette
that ever .drove a devoted lover dis
tracte&lfch :hcr capricious ways.
-Fairdiaired, "blue-eyed Fkrian Court
land was handsome and .wirmLngcenough
'to have eniiaved some .fl(he'rwaxan ;
Ibut his heart was'bound up ; lathe bxu
mette beauty who daily destroyed las
peace. She loved him for allstliat,but
ho tried in vain to make her confess
Fate helped, however, as it.acems to
fcaire a way of helping detcrnuced lov
,cr, the world o,v.er. Itihdlped tim in
motjmuiud-.aad .hardly deeirable
It was in the spring time1 of the year,
And had rained almost incessantly for
yearly two weeks.
Harriet Gelder Tesided with her
cunt, Miss Hannah Linwood, in Thorn
wapr, a viilago about eight miles' from
a northern tpwn where Florian Court...
Jand lild a goq situation in a bank $
and Florian grew impatient for . fair
-weather and a chance tcfttgU his re
fractory beloved. .
There was'littlo immediate prospec
pf a cassation of thcatu, aud one Sun
day morning the ardenji lover resolved
f 0 set the weather at defiance ; and ao
pordingly he sent out for bis horse,and
prepared for his stormy ride. II
came down from his room, arrayed in
a waterpropf cpat, thick boots, and
coarso gloyes, a glazed hat covering his
purling, gojjlen hair, and a riding-whip
in hfs hand. The parlor-deor ' stood
partly open, and as he was p ssjpg it,
on his-way through fhe tall, Mrs.
Maurace, the ladv with wlionj he lodged
came out, '
Dear me, Mr. Courtland.'ishe cx-
(claimed, with a glance of surprise W heard waves wash, with an ev
his rough-wcathcr dress is it possible louder sund agahastthe frail four
that you are going out
all this I
The rain vill do me n o harm t
I am prepared for it,' answered
"But it is to unpleasant, urged the
lady. " Where in (he world can you."
wish to go in such weather ? she added,
curiosity getting the better of polite
ness.' . ." ' ; ; " i - ' .
'To Thornway, replied Florian,
' What's that, Mr. Courtland? call
cd eurllaurice, who was reading his
morning paper in the parlor.
He gays he is coins to Thornwav:
actually to Thornway, on such a' day
as this V said Mrs. Maurice, responding
for Florian. F
Mr. Kyourtland, you are crazy V
said the gentleman, joining his wife at
the door. The roads are in a horri
ble condition, and will be worse, by
night. Come, listen to reason, and
stay at home.' j
But Forian refused to listen to rea-
son. and . took himself off in pite of
warning or entreaty.
He had taken a seldom-used by-road
to shorten the distance to ' Linwood,
where the road was divided by a small
Stream, which bounded oneside of the
estate.'and was crossed by fording.-
But now, the long rains had -swollen
the -waters to a Hood, and the stream
lashed into fot,m and tossed into . bil
lows by its 0 wn velocity, rushed on
ward at a rate that made the thought
of fording it a wild insanity. :
With a mental anathema, against his
own stupidity in not thinking of this,
Courtland tunrned to retrace his way to
the main road,two miles baok,where the
littlo river was spanned by a, bridge.
Opposite him, across the stream, he
could see the gray walls of Linwood,
and in his anxiety to be within Ihem,
the two niiles seer.ed like twenty-
But the bridge was reached at last
and crossed, Florian hud noticed, as
he approached the bridge, that the
land at a little distance below it, which
was low and flat, vras completely flood
ed, the river overflowing here, having
submerged it to a wide extent. A
point or knoll of land, close upon the
river's bank, remained dry, forming a
little island in the midst of the whirl
ing muddy flood ; and upon this is
land stood a small wooden house,
which, as Florian perceived with con
cern, was evidently occupied, for a thin
blue wreath of smoke was .ascending
from the chimney. If there were peo
ple in that dwelling, their position was
most perileus, as the water was rising
fast, and threatened soon to cover
the land and sweep away the house."
Florian turned aside from the high
way and rode down to the edge f the
flooded lowlan ; as he approached the
water's edge, he saw a female form ap
pear at the window of the threatened
dwelling, and a handkerchief was wav
ep imploringly towards him. i
Unhesitatingly he rode into' the wa
ter, which, for some distance, was not
over his horses's back ; but it soon
grew deeper, forcing the animal to
swim. Florian urged him forward,
and drawing near to the house, the
door was thrown open, and he cried
out in affrighted surprise, for there
stood Miss Linwood and Harriet Gel
' Harriet j cried Florain,1 for heav
en's sake, how came joy, here?
' We CAine to see a sick woman re
plied Harriet, w;th prompt popjness,
and the wter rose tefore wferr-
It is ri-ing'now, and fast he in
terrupted, exsitedly, and there is no
time to waste. My horse will earry
two f which of you shall I take
grstf . J
The sick woman first said Harriet
lie took the sick wom&n and withr
put a word, turnefj his horse towards
the shore, and the rood bevst. with its
r double burden, struggled back through
the flood. j
Harriet nd her urit waited, shivr
ering as they watched the wafer grpff?
mg ueeper m cujeper uppn . the floor,
wailJ ua1' oioou ueiweep iiiem and
DEVOTED TO POLITICS, LITERATURE,
Theo saw Florian reaCh the ehore.
place the eick -woman upon the ground,
throw off the heaviest of his . clothing,
and turn his now unwi. ling steed to
wards the house again.
; They were standing knee deep in
water when he once more approached
the already shaking building. . Tie did
not speak a word, but looked silently
from Harrkt to her aunt, his white face
growing whiteryet, as Harriet said, in
Aunr. Hannah, first.'
" Harriet' commenced Miss Lin
Go, Aunt Hannah T
Harriet, I won't!'
You tnustl' .said Harriet, firm-
Harriet, Harriet I For pity's
sake ' : . " 5 j f
- You are delaying her, Miss "Han
nahexclaimed Florian, hoarsely.
4 Come, she will not yield, if she dies
With groan, Miss Linwood gave
up, and he lifted her upon his
horse. .. ,
The turbulent waters washed into
the room, , and Harriet staggered, and
clung to the wall for support. Flo
nan's face was ghastly, as he beni for
ward and placed his hand upon her
shoulder, whispering in ' a choked
voice, j .
Kiss me, Harriet
She put her arms around his neck,
and kissed him a long, passionate kiss,
which was their first, and might be
He straiued her to him, saying,
Harriet, you do love me !'
Then, one leaned against , the wall
again, as he went, and hid her face,
trying to shut out the sight of those
yellow waters, creeping up the side of
the room, higher and higher with
every wave tftat rolled in through "the
As Florian reached the shore, a car
riage was approaching in the distance,
rocking from side to side, with the fu
rious speed to which the driver was
lashing the horses. 1
' It is the carriage from Linwood
said Miss . Hannah ; we have been
afraid of a freshet, and they have
taken alarm, and come to look for
Florian did not hear her ; he was
urging his exhausted horse into the
flood again. The poor beast trembled
and hesitated ; but Florian spurred
him fiercely on, sm'ting him with his
clenched fist, and shouting at ; him, in
his frantic excitement. He was hilf
mad with agony, as he looked across
the turbid waters to the half submerged
house, and saw that they had risen
above the top of , its door, and Harriet
had climbed up through the loft to the
roof, where "she clung, in momentary
peril of death. ' j
. While they watched, a great billow
came rolling in from the riverroaring
fearfully, and tossing its yellow water,
as it dashed upon Harriet's refuge.
Miss Linwopd screamed, and her ser
vant uttered a hoarse cry, for where
the house had been was a whirling
wreck of boards and timbers, and Flo
rian's horse was struggling, riderless,
towards the shore !
But another moment, and they saw
that Harriet yet clung to the floating
roof, and Florian was beside her upon
it, and seizing a board, guided the frail
raf. to the shore. j
They proceededas fast as the car
riage could carry them, to LinwoLd,
where they all found plenty of employ
ment fr the remainder of the day, ' in
getting aid of the effects of their peril
ous adyentur( so far as they could do
It transpired f-hat the tick woman
had pot received $n y injury l iss
ffannah ' bafV caught a slijrb cold;
Harrjet had caught severe pne, and
Floran had caught Harriet. jAtfr
rurtf Cptnpanion, t-
' , . 1 . ,
Somebody is advertising a prepara
tion warranted to keej a Udjl band
free from chap, J?u-. pit knows another
way to effect th:s. lx her hare it
known that she hs tin nv nrr.
Py Your SubiCifp: ion.
LOUIBBURGK N. P.. JTJLT.
Saved lyy A. IV ut
was an old
tian man, andwho was saved frcm
death by the kindness of God ia a very
You know we lead in the Bible how
Daniel, who was Buch a good man, had
a great many enemies, who hated h'm
just because he weuso good This has
ften been the case since Daniel's time.
And this was the case with' the Ger
man count of whom I am now epesk
mg. There wtre a number of people
in 'he place where he lived who hated
him tor hia religior j; and they carried
'heir hatred so far that they resolved to
kill him. And in order to do .this with,
out being found out, they hired a wick
ed man to go into Lis castle one night
and kill him while asleep in his bed.
The arrangements Were all made, and
the night was fixed on which this
dreadlol deed was to be done.
The good count had no idea of the
danger that was hanging over him.
It bo happened that on the evening of
the very -night on which hU
had agreed to murder him, he had a
company of young people at hig castle.
xiC was very iond of children, but
having none of his own he had invited
his nephews and nieces to spend the
evening with him. -J
They had a merry time together, and
the evening passed off very pleasantly.
The count told them intcrttln J
and got up amusing g&meSi and had R
gooa supply of apples, and pw, and
grapes, aud nuts; and they enjoyed
Ihfniaelvcs very 'much. After they
era gone the count went quietly to
bed, as usual.
, About midnight the murderer, who
had managed to creep into the castle
during the clay, and hidden himself
away, came silently into the chamber
of the count. The old man was fast
asleep, and a night lamp was burning
on the table. The murderer was armed
with a long, sharp dagger, which gliU
tered m hia right hand as he gradually
drew, near the bed with a soft and
But suddenly, when he was only a
tew feet from the bed, a loud cracking
noise wr.s heard sounding through the
It awoke the count. He sat up in
bed. He saw the murderer approach
ing himt He seized a'putof, which
he always kept on his pillow, and point
ing it to the man, he said, "If you
move another step Til shoot you I"
Then with his other hand he rang
the bell violently. Pretty oon his ser
vants rushed into the room. The mur
derer was taken prisoner, hnd the
wicktd men who had hired him to do
that dreadful deed were found out and
But what made the noise which
wwke the count ? It wa3 a nu lying
on the. floor. It happened that oneof
the boys of the company the count had
there the evtning before had d topped
a nut on the floor in going through Jiia
nncle'i room. And God, that God
4i hcf telleth the cumber of th3 starp,"
aod rules them in all their great s
had caused that nut to fall just wber
the murdered foot would tread upon
i', that the noise of the crushing would
wake the count in thne to save his life.
An Ohio pedestrian recently ad ve
toed that he would walk a hundnd
miles in a hundred hours, and a large
number of persons paid their hal'-dul-lar
to see L'm dj it ; but he bal not
specified pncisely where the feat was
to be accomplished, he walked dincly
away from his s'arting-pomt with all
the money that had been collected.
" Papj, didn't you whip me once
for biting Tommy !" Yet, my child;
and you hurt him very mucb.7 WelL,
theD, ppa, you onht to whip sister's
music te ch r, to, be bit sister yester
day afternoon right on the mouth, and
I krow it hurt her, b. cause she pnther
arms aroand hif seek and tried to choke
, 'Tliat bed is not long enough for
said a very tal, greff English
mar, on btio 2; ushered into hia bed
rc m by an frith wier t one of oar
hotels, Fai h, an'yuH fiid it plenty
lorg, air, when you get into it was
therplj; fr then" there ilj be two
fiet more added to u
An In&hmar, dttcribing the growth
of pntt ea in hia native lanll-aaid, as a
dit cher "An su'e a bushel of them
win filll a barrel," ; - -
SCIENCE AND ART.
Do what you can to make sunshine
in the world. Lilt an the curtains.
We do not mean the curtains to the
room; but thecartains which darken
the spirit of yuur Lrothtr, your friend,
your neighbor, or even ot a stranger, if
the curtain strings are within your con
Litt p the curtains, nd let the sun
shine In 1 Light ia better than darkness
ana how cheap It is I
A kind and cheering wcrd to one
wuo lain trouble, and is nernlPrpri
almost, discouraged; a word oi heart
ttlt sjmpathy to the afflicted ; a loving
wor.t ot counsel to the yourg; a word
of assurance to the donbting ; a Sioft
word which, though n butters no
parsnips, turneth awaj wrath, to tha
fiyjuun-eu a unreasonably pro-
YOJced ; all such words as these are sun
shine to those to whom they are spoken
"I have never found anything else ao
cheap and useful as politer e j" said aa
old traveler to us once. Ho then went
on to sfite tha, early ia lif, finding
now useful it wa, frequrntly, to stran
gerp, to give themsome information of
which they were in search. 'and which
he possessed, he had adopted the rule
always to help everybody he could in
such little opportunities as were cons
stantly t faring in his travel?. The re
sult wa that out of the merest trifles
of assistance rendered in this way, had
grown some of the pleasanteat and
most valuable acquaintances that he
had ever formed.
How majy great mn have testified
that their whole lives have been in
fluenced by some single remark made
to them in their boyhood I
And who cannot recall words spoken
to himself in bis childhood, to which,
perhaps, the speaker attached ho im
portance, but which sank deep acd( im
movably into his memory, and which
have never lost their power over him.
Make sunlight 1 the word, at best,
is dark enough. Do what you can to
mske it more cheerful and happier.
Sena loi Motlicr.
"Dear me ? it wasn't enough for me
to nurse and raise a family ot my owr,
but now. When I'm old and expect to
have a little comfort her, it is all the
timp, Send for Mother and the
dear old squl growls and grumbles, but
dresses herseft as fast as she can not
withstanding. After you have trotted
her off and got her safely in your home,
and she flies around administering re
bukes and rem dies by turnp, you feel
easier. It's right now or soon will be
In s:cknes no matter who ia there
or how many doctors quarrel over your
cas", ; every thing goes wrjng, aomchow,
till you send for mother. Ij trouble,
the first thing yen thiuk of is to send
But this has jts ludicrous as well as
its touching aspect. The verdant
yourg couples to whom baby' ex'raor
dinaiy grimaces and alarming vawas,
which threaten the dislocation of its
chin ; its wonderful sleep which it ac
comp'ishs with ita eyes half r pen and
no perceptible flatter cf breath on its
lip outing the young mother to im
agine it is dead thia tim and to shriek
out 'send for mother 1 in tones of an
guish this jouns rouple, in the light
of the experience which three or four
babies bring, find that they have been
ridiculou, and given mother a good
many 'trota for nnthttijr.
Did a-y one ever e d fr mother
and did Bhe Ml to ccme, unless aick
nea , or the infirmities f age prevented
htrt As when, in jour childhood,
thoe willing feet respon- el to your
call, so they still do and continue to do
aa long as they are able. And when
the summons come, which none yet
disregarded, though, it will be a very
dark and sad one for you, th n God
too, will send for mother.
A small boy, being called up as a
witness in a Sew YorXNcour, and
asked what they do to persons who
swear o a Up, replied, "They make
police mm oat ot 'en,
Two reasons why some petsons don't
mind their own tio'inesr, one i, they
hav n't any I Uinesi the other thr
haveu't any xa'nd
It is siid that the boms of a dilimma
are securely fixed at the capital, for the
aena:ora to Dang tbemselye or.
1 . 1 .
From the New York Wieky J
Q. What is the difference between
rash speculation and a si ce of ba
con? A. - One is a rash thing, and the
other is a rasher.
Q- Why is love like a botato ?
A- Rj cause it springs from the
Q. What part of a locomotive re
quires the most attention?
A The (tender) part.
V hat is that which coca from
New York to Albany every day, and
yet never stirs?
A. The turnpike.
Q.What piece of coin is doubled
by taking away its half? . ..
A. A half penny.
Q. Why is Satan like a poker?
A. Because he belongs to the fire
Q. Why ought fishermen be rich?
A" The' business is all net profit,
Q.If you throw a man out cf the
window what does he always fall
A. nis inclination.
Q. What is the mostdiffitult train
A. -The 12.50. because it is always
ten to one if you catch it.
Q Why is a new born baby like
a gale of wind?
A.-Because it begins with a squall.
Q. What was Joan of Arc made
A. She is Maid of Orleans.
Q. What is that which the common
sort is the scarcest and best?
A. - Sense.
a. Maiden irix-Ht
Human nature has no essencs more
pure ; -the world knows nothing more
chaste, heaven has endowed the mor
tal heart with no feeling more holy,
than the nascent affection of a youog
The warmest language cf the sunny
south is too cold to shadow forth even
a faint outline of that enthusiastic sen
titcent. And God has made the richest lan
guage poor in the sin,e respect, be
cause the depths of hearts that thrill
with lovt's emotions are too sacred for
the common contemplation.
The musical voice of Love stirs the
source of the sweetest thoughts witLin
the human breast, and steals into the
most profound recesses of the soul,
touching chords which nevtr virbraUd
befor. and calling into gentle compan
ionship delicious - bop till then ut
Yes Yes the light of a mai Jeu's first
lofe breks dimly but btautifully upon
her as the eilver lustre of a alar g!ia
mers through a thickl-oveu bower;
and tha fi st b'nsh that mantra her
cheek, as she feels the p-imal influence ,
is faint and pure aa that which arws.-
leaf might cast upon marble.
Bat how upidly docs that light grow
stronger, tnd that flush deeper, until
the powerful effulgence of the one ir
radiates eiery corner of her beaat, and
the crimson glow of the other suffuses
every feature cf her countenance.
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