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A Democratic Newspaper.
Published every Friday in Louisburg
KATES OF SUBSCRIPTION,
Copy i rcr , .2. 00
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TEEMS CASH IN aDVANCE '
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Fob the Courier.
A TJioiifelit of tlio Ias t.
Time hath epoiled the chain that
Its wreathes about my heart;
Tut cannot plnck the bloom of love,
.'Twas planted hot by art.
Although the winter wind3 hafh reft,
Tbo foliage rude apart; ..'..
The one that nestled there has left,
His voico within my heart.
A manly well-developed form,
More noble than the rest;
And o'er his brow the sunbeams roam
And are forever blest. ,
And now wben o'er the cottage floor,
The commonVsunshine streams:
The form he wore is there once more
Jc liveth in my dreain. ' ' '
Ah! I was then of earth more blest,
Too much joy for me to. claim;
A tomb of l(jye is in my breas,
O'er writtck with his name.
A memory ot exceeding blisp,
A yearning, crushing pair.;
A wakening drenm of happiness
That cannot come - again.
Kqw liQVkZm &?dt lies
RT EMMA GARRISON JONES.
An autumn sun blazed above the
Ilccchwood hills, and tinged the yellow
oiikbougha with Jiving gold, as Arthur
LisJo rode down the broad avenue
wliich led from his stately old
Lome toward tho village high road.
Standing on the vine-shaded portico,
his mother looked after him with an
anxious expression in her; loving eyes.
She was a widow, and Arthur was her
only son. .
Are you quite sure, my boy, that
you havo chosen wisely?' sho had said
to him, as they parted.
Why, mother, to bo sure,' had
Icon his eager answer. Louise is all
that heart can wish- refined, accom
plished, and very beautiful.'
' And she loves you, Arthur?'
'She loves me, mother !'
Well, I hope you won't -bo disap
pointed, my (boy,' sho murmured,
as he; rode 'off, 'but I have my
Meanwhile Arthur cantered ibn his
way in high spirits!
When he i had
performed about Ijalf his journey, he
dropped the reins upon rhis horse's
neck, and fell into a reverie. Present
ly he drew a dainty little casket from
his pocket It contained an exquisite
ring, set with an immense fire opal,
surrounded by pearls. Tho ring had'
been in' the Lisle family for ages, and
had always been presented as an en
gagement ring to the fair and favored
woman who had won the hearts
of tho successive heirs : to Beeoh
.W00d. ; . ; " j - . ' r "
Arthur's father had given it ; to; his
trido, and from hs mother's , hands
the son had received it as a sacred me
mento, and now he was taking it with
him to Talbot, to put it on Hho slim
finger "of the lovely girl who had won
his heart. As he turned it over in
the afternoon sunlight, his handsome
eyes-grew tender, and his bearded lips
trembled like a woman's. ! .
Very brief and very bright was Ar
thur LisleV love-btory. Only a few
months before, he had attended a coun
try fair, which closed with a grand
tournament. There were hundreds of
daring young knights, who- risked life
and limb for the honor of crowning tho
queeq of lov and beauty ; but Arthur
Lislojtho boldest rider in all that
country, outstripped them all, and won
the prize. This prize wa3 a lovely
string of pearls, and Miss Louise Le"
Roir, the pVettie tTgiri in Talbot, was
the queen. The young mast r of
Becchwood went through the interest
ing ceremony cf crowning her golden
tresses with the starry chaplet, and in
doing so, naturally enough, he lost his
Louise was his first love, and he)
loved her blindly. He was utterly
bewitcheo! by the delicate beauty of
her vriw rose face and the azure bright
ness of her shy eyes; In one month
after their first meeting they were be
I The red fires of sunset had burned
out; and the stars were out in thous
ands in the misty autumn skies, when
Arthur reached the jsmall suburban
cottage in which the Lenoirs lived.
There were lights in the windows, and
the sound of a piano, accompanied by
a sweet, girlish voice, reached his
It was Louise singing. i With a fond
smile at thought of the little surprise
he would give her,' he I fastened his
horse, and unclosing the little wicket,
walked up the graveled j walk toward
(he doori' But there, possessed by -a
lover's whim, he turned across tho.
grassplot arvd reached the drawing
room window. --It was opeji, and he
had a full view of tho j apartment.
Louise was at the piano,! in her pretty
blue evening dress, with her golden
hair rippling over her white shoulders.
But she was not alone, j A young man
of an excessively foppish appearance
was bending over her," and toying witi
her curls, and Louise appeared to take
his familiarity in good part, and ever ,
and anon gave him a glance of be
: Arthur Lisle was terribly shocked :
he turned short about, j and, striding
back to the door, rang the bell and
presented himself in a rather grave and
formal manner. But Louise received
him with a shy, sweet ! surprise that
was irresistible ; and the charm of her
beauty and vivacity soon banished his
jealous doubts. The foppish individ
ual having vanished, he had his ckarm
or all to himself, and they wandered
out into the autumn moonlight hund in
hand. " 'I '
Arthur took the little casket from
his pocket, and produced the ring.' He
put it on her finger, kissing the little
white hand as he did so, and entreat
ng her that the engagement should be
a brief one. j
Pretty Louise listened, examining
her ring with a critical eye and a little
half sigh of dissatisfaction.
Very well?, she said f; I've no ob
jections, and mamma doesn't like long
j 'Neither do I,' cried j Arthur, eager
ly. You can be ready in a month, I
know, darling? I want you at home
before Christmas.' j
Louise shrugged her white shoulders,
and gave another little sigh.
How I do wish we might live in
the city, Arthur,' she said. It
must be horribly stupid at Beech
wood.' '.' : i! '
Why, my dear,' cried the young
man in amazement ; 'stupid at Beech
wood Not a bit. We are within a
nice drive of the city, but we shall
have every comfort and amusement at
Oh, yes, I suppose so,' assented
Louise, still dissatisfied, but thinking
it prudent to bide her; time. All the
Talbot girls are dying to see my en
gagement ring,' she added, twirling the
old opal round. I warned them to
expect something grand 1 J do wish
you had chosen a diamond solitaire,
Arthur, instead of this, It would have
been so much more elegant and stylish.
Miss' Denham is engaged .to Mr. Wal-
g-r a-ni T
Arthur Lisle Hushed wiih pain.
' You see, dearest, he explained,
this old opal has been in our family
so long tuy graudmothers wore it as
an engagement ring ever so far back,
and' ' i ' '
'Ah,' interrupted Louise that ac
counts for its odd, old-fashiotfed
Wrell,evermind, said her lover,
-soothingly, you shall have ycur soli
taire all the same.'
Oh, youare so good, and I'ma
naughty puss, am I not?
She held up her cherry lips, and he
kissed her in silence, and little later
he was in his saddle again, and on his
ray back to Bccchwood, blindly in love
DEVOTED TO POLITICS, LITERATURE,
LOTJISB CTRG-, N. C, AUGUST,
as ever, but an indefinable cloud over
shadowed his fine face, nis mother's
fond eyes saw it the moment they
My boy will be disappointed.' she
sighed, but she gpoke never a
f A week later Arthur Lisle was called
to the city on business, and he took
that opportunity to purchase a very
costly and elegant diamond ring ; and
being anxious to please his lovely
Louise, he took the - train to Talbot,
and walked across to the Leneir cot
tage. The autumn day was fine, and an
ticipating a long ramble with his be
trothed, he hurried toward the house.
The front door was open, and a small
housemaid was cleaning the steps.
She ushered him into the small drawing-room,
and there he sat down. As
he did so the sound of angry voices
reached his ears. - i
J ust across from the drawing room
wa,s a smaller loom, where Louiso and
her mother sat to sew, and it was from
this that the sounds proceeded.
Arthur listened in alarm at first,
fearing that some one was ill. I
Now, Louise, my dear, try to be
reasonable,' pleaded the1 voice of Mrs.
Lenoir. We are doing all we can for
you. You know how your poor father
stands, ny dear. The roof over our
heads is mortgaged, and pray how can
he raise money to buy such extrava
I don't know, nor care,' retorted
the angrj voice of Louise: . Let papa
borrow it then. He must get it some
how, for I've set my heart on having a
; So you will,' said her mother.sooth
ingly. You have three nice silks,and
a number of other nice dresses besides ;
and you know, dear, you won't need
so very many changes at Bleech-wood-'
Louise broke into a peal of scornful
Bleechwood, indeed !' she cried.
Don't fancy that I shall bury myself at
Bleechwood with Arthur Lisle s old
cat of a mother! I'll show my fine
gentleman better than that. I'm go
ing to the city for the winter, and to
balls and operas, and everything, and
I will nave a suitable outfit, no matter
how papa has to raise it. I've got to
have it, and you knew I always have
my way." j
Then there cama a sound of sobbing
and a child's voice cried out : '
. 'See, Lou,' you'vo made poor mamma
cry again. What a naughty girl, you
'Shut up, you meddlesome brat you.
Who asked you to put in ycur say?
I don't Bee what you're here for any
how, hauling at what few things I've
got, and gaping at every word one
'says! Take "yourself off this minute,
and that for your smartness 1'
The sharp sound of a blow followed,
aad the chili?, Louise's little sister rush
ed tLrough the drawing-room, crying
bitterly. Arthur Lisle had risen to his
feet, and the child saw him. For an
instant she stared in amsz30enf; and
then she screamed out with wicked de
light : j .
Aha, Mass Louise, hert'a Mr, Lisle
and he's heard how noughty you've
been ! Oh, dearie, ain't I glad? '
Louise huirled to the drawing-room
door, and there she stood transfixed,
i i her torn, untidy wrapper, her hair ia
a tangle, and her pretty face distorted
with passion. V
Arthur Lisle, standing grave ! and
stern, regarded heria utter silence with
an agony at his heart like death. Then
h-i advanced with extended band.
1 'Good-by, Louise,' he said, gently.
'No words that I could epeak wdald
tell you what I feel. I am glad this
has happened ; it were better now than
later ! But I don't thick I csn cvtr
fojgive yon, Louise, you have broken
my heart 1' - !
And- bef .re the terrifkd girl cculd
utter a word he was gone.
Oh me, oh mr,' she wailed, wring
ing her hands ; "I have lost hfm o,
I have loat hhn. Mother, what shall I
do ? '
, Bear it in sham, as your just deserts
replied her mother, severely. '
Over the autumn hills and under the
purple sky Arthm Lisle walked home
to Bcchwood, shaken like a very reed.
j Mother,' he said, briefly, when she
.met him, it is all over ; you were right.'
I 'Acd 'all for the best my son,' re
plied his mother.
Arihur could not think so then ; but
years after, -jyhen the true and tender
woman who was hia wife and the
mother of his children sat beside him
under lhe summer oaks, in the fullness
oi his love and gratitude, he knew that
his mother! words were true
IS o tiling Remains at Rest
It is a fallacy to suppose that there
is any such thing as rest for matter.
Theri is not a particle in the universe
which iB not on the move, not a drop
of fluid on the globe that is perfectly
quiescent, not a fibre in the vegetable
kingdom inn a state ot inactivityy. In
animal bodies, from monads to the com
plicated organism ot man. every part
and parcel, even in the solids, fte in
cessantly moving among themselves,
and their component elements never
cease to act in accordance with that
universal law till death Btops the ma
chinery. Even the a new series of
movements commence at that accumu
lating point. Chemical dissolution of
orgahic structures is but a little action
of molecules, the aggregation of which
was necessary tor a corporeal begin
ning and subsrqutnt giowth ; and thty
then dijperae to enter into new relations
and new forms, and thu3 one never
ending circle of activity chaiacterizes
the material universe.
Death is a dissolution of the union
that existed for a limited period of
what is called life with organized mat
ter. IIow that union commenced is as
much a Divine mystery as their separa"
Thty are distant ia nature and charac
ter although one cannot manifest itself
without the brains and nerves of the
Astronomy reveals the astounding
intelligence that there are no fixed or
stationary, bodies in the unsurveyed
regions of celestial space. Even tbe
fixed stars,' as the y were once consider'
cd, permanent landmarks ia the heavens,
coursing with undefined rapidity in the
rain of countless globes of shinning
glory, on a circuit too distant to be
.follwwed even by human imagination,
in tne boundless realms onli kaoTjrn to
that God who controls the mighty whole.
Everything, therefore, is movinsr.
When motion ceases there will be a
wreck of words and a crash of an entire
universe. L'fe is motion .in inertia,
to our infinite minds, is death. Nature,
however, neither modifies nor repeals a
law, and consequently those now in
force will operate with unerring cer
tainty through the endless cycles of
Example teaches with telling effect
on the minds of the young. The
child of three or four summers repeats
the words and re-enact3 in its play the
movements of the mother witnessed as
she receives callers, entertains society
and perforais the romtine of domestic
duties. 1 The boy of a dozen years
will have already adopted in a good
degree the language, manners, bearing,
and tones of voLe of the father whom
he has revered from his earliest recol
lection. These potential influences
are of course subject to modification as
the result of other early associations.
AYriters on mental scienco tell us that
every coarse and profane word herd
and every evil act witnessed makes its
impression, the evil effect of which
may bo c junteracted, but that lasts as
long as the mind endures. It is be
lieved th; t nothing heard or felt or
sccn is ever so erased from the mem
ory as to have permanently lost its in
fluence, or which may not be called up
with the vividness of first impressions.
When a cup is full it runs over, and
the human heart cannot hold more than
'a certain amount of sorrow; what is
over iymains unfelr. Great calamities
are to be measured by the length of
time in which they involve us in suf
fering they cause. Sons gritfs sketch
tbeir back shadows over whole lives;
others but darken a short passage of
, our history.
No man tver worked bis passage any.
where in a desiu calm. Let no man
wsxpale, ther fre, b cause cf opposi
tion. Opposition ia- wbat we want, and
must have.' to be good for aryhing.
Hardship is the native soil of manhood
.and scU-rcliance. n
SCIENCE AND ART.
Grave?. Wbat unconscious tribute
we pay to the doctrine ol the resurrec
tion by the love and honor in Vnich
we hold grave, century after century.
Surely in our hearts wo believe that
each such spot becomes forever unlike
all other gr mnd : by whoever pr. cess
the dear flesh crumble?, returns to dust,
and ia changtd into the lea'f fljwer and
seed that perished, in our hearts we be
lieve that the grave remains a grave,
and that at least this much is sure;
that the happy, soaring, growing spirit
which has goue on in the worlds will
never forget where tbe liny spot is on
this one in which its human bod v was
A French gentleman, learning Eng
lish to Bomo purpose, replied thus to a
flow do you do, monsieur 1'
Do vat V
IIow' do you find yourielf lr
I never loses myaell-'
'How do you feel V
'Smoothe ; you jnst leel me.'
Good morning, monsieur.'
Good! No it is a bad one ; n'dwet
and nasty.' '
Good morning, Mr. Smith. On the
'Yea' sir ; got the ague.'
'Do you ever shake P
' Ye shake fearfully.'
When do you shake agMnP
' Can't say wben ; 6hke every day
Why do you ask t'
Oh, nothing in paiticulvr : only I
thought if you shook so badt I'd like to
stand by and see if you couldn't shake
the five dollars out ol your pocket
which yon, have owed me so long.
A stingy man who pretended to be
very fond of hia horse, but kept him
nearly starved, said to a friend, "You
don't know how much we all think of
that horse I I shall have him stuffed
so as to preserve him when he dies.'.
"You'd better stuff him now, so as to
preserve, him living," retorted the
Let no man be too proud to work.
Let no one be ashamed of a hard or a
sunburnt countenance. Let none be
ooliamCkl rt nwMwftw T, 1 s - 1
nothing that is honest, but glory in the
fact, that you earn your own bread by
thp sweat of your brow that you are
obeying the divine injunction. Labor
is honorable and be not ashamed of it.
"Pa, didn't I hear you say the other
day you wanted a cider press ? ' Yes,
daughter, where can I get one !'' 'Why
you try Z :ke Stok- a ; he hugged me the
other evening at the party, aaI tell
you he made me grunt."
A New Orleans Juryman was asked
by the Justice it he ever read the pa
pers. He rp!ied "JTes your honor;
but if you'll let me go this time Pil
never do so any more 1'' j
' I want to know,' said a' creditor
fkrcely, 'when are you going to pay
me what you owe met' 'When l'am
going to payl ' Why, you're a pretty
fellow 1 Do you take me for a prophet Tf
"Ain't it wicked to rob dia here
roos Jim!'' "Data a great moral
question, Gumbo ; we ain't got time to
argue , it now. Hand down another
Mamma,' said a little girl, who
was nursing the latest born. Ii baby
came down from the ange'i njasn't
they miea him awfuIljP
A good heart aad a clear conscience
bring happiness which no richia and
no circumstances alone do.
Tbe good wear their yean aa a crown
of glory upoa their h-ad; the bad, as a
hivy burden upon their back.
Slander travels on the wind ; and
where it cornea from aad where it will
go we don's any of na seem to know.
Yoong folka grow most when in
love it in creases their aigns wonderful"
Ntver open i be door to a little vice,
lest a great one ahould enter a!s-. ,
The bist thing out an aching tootb.
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Tbe Fall Session will begin on the
second Monday in July, 1873.
Terms per Session 07 21 wezxs:
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Tuition in Primary Department. 15 00
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The A st rial Oil ia purer, clearer, sa
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othr oil In use, for sale at CO cU. cash,
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