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A, Democratic II-wvspapcr.
i'uUi.-li(l Mvcry FriJay in Louisburg
KATKS OF SU'P.SCKIPTIOX,
j'.v i y ir..... ':
(i Mont In
3 Mo-.itlH :. .
V Till IMS CA'SII IX aDVANCK
fllJKr NAIi PO Kl ltY
.n-. - - i
Frit TfiK Cgutjf.h.
JI.iv y15 r ;atil il fdry' land,
On fh-wers may you reig.i ;
Like other little daibhs stand;
Liffc'a shadows, through the main.
In every pearly dew drops "low,
Enchantrj-s ofjthe Fairy rdw.
Moms brightest hcp'.a and buds are
Chaplct f' r the fairest brow.
Con4 let us crown a fairy queen
Reach forth thv hand little daisie now
Accept the wreath w.'ve made ye usee,
Wear i: md wtM worship thee.
Pu-h'i Hill N. C.
jy i:mm. oAitmsoN jones.
The Dcecmbcr afternoon was cold
and trlooiny. with a skim of snow
whitening the bare hills, and every
.probability-of a heavy fall as the day
Mrs. Arnold came up from the barn,
where she had been giving tho list
wisp of hato her one milch-cow, with
a small pail, in her band. A little
fairy of a child, with sea blue eyes and
sunny h ir , met heriu the 'doorway,
, Won't you give me just a little mite
o' drink, mamma?' she said coaxingly ;
' I'm ever so hungry,, aud I'rindie's
warm milk is so nice.' ..'!'
' Yv, dniliiig,' replied ilie mother,
rvtt'mi! down the pail, and going to tie
ciij hoard fwr ii cup; 'poor ' Biindie
b"f t, f f.iod, and can't give much Una
h'tfj'r w'cidlier, and .papa will come
liir.n-vhnngry by and by, hut Dlossy
.-hall h:iv'e a little. drink.' ' ij.
She poured out a few spo'.
whieh the child swallovyd
iy. ' , .. .;.
.'How nice!' she said, smacking her
ros-y nii'iith. 'Oh, mamma, do you
lvmcmber' how wa used to have so
audi inilk, and nice white bread aud
butter, too; when papa used to come
home early, and not not- - ' she
pulsed, stammering and confused for a
moment, then with tcj.rs welling up in
hor wide, solemn eyes.. 4 Oh, mauMna,'
.lie cried,-' what docs make paa spend
all his money at thfi tavcniTwhat makes
Mm iret drunk ?'
'Hush, Biopsy, hush,' cried the mo
ther in a terrified whisper; ' you mut
not say that about papa, never again in
Jour life. V
loves you. Never say that again.'
No ma'rn,' responded B ossv : and
louking reproved aud penitent, she
crept over to the lounge, where an old
dll lav, all bundled up in its bits cf
calico and flannel. She took. it un.and.
Wan to net and caress it. as she ,al-
vrays did in her moments of' childish
'Poor Dollie, poor Dollie,' dropping
tears and kis-cs on its faded face, are
you ever so hungry too; docs your
hrindie cow only give a mite o' milk.
and your papa go to the nasty tavern and
fpond all his money? I'm sorry for you
poor Dolly.' r.
lho sound of a bitter sobbing from
the adjoining room arrotcd.her atten;
tion. It was her mother, weeping as if
her heart would break. A.bfave.hopo-
ful little woman, for the most part, who
We her one trial with uncomplaining
raticncc.f But. at times the strongest
hearts give way, and in the face of tne
dreury winter stormy withoit food or
Sre,; and her husband expending his
daily wages at the grog-shop, poor Mrs.
Arnold was as weak r.s a babe.
l!os?v listened to her mother's sobs
with- wide, grave eyes and cpuivering
4 liully.' she whispered at last, the
TVyJ. mouth close to the doll's face, a
-sildcn resolve thrilling through her
"Wcet voi c, i Dolly, cin't we do some-
'.iing you and me, Dolly? . We must
Mi- yt'y p?jor manm.a mustn't cry like
at. f.unic, Dolly you wou't miud
l.c snow, wi'.l your'
rue caught up a little red- hood and
a . -
Idled it over her bridtt head, aud'
lm?SinS " old doll close against her
urjive muencart. wcQt out luto tue
... . . . . - . i-
darkening storm. -.; . - v .
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Through the gate, down by the
l.nvrv "I ' . , I .
uaiu wuuiu.jjrmuie wa3 mununm? ner l
last feed of hay, across the bleak com"
mon, into the .hroad highway never
pausing, nevr faltering, though the
white scow covered her like a gar
ment. At the door of the county tavern she
paused to take breath.
Warren Arnold sat within, in a warm
Corner, with a mug of hot liquor be
fore him, andihalf a dozen boon com
panions at hi? elbow.
Tho little snowy figure s.nd white.
wisuui iaee rose oeiore mm use a
ghost. He bounded to his feet in amaze
Good heavens, it's BlosHy ! Why,
child, what's the matter at home?'
Ulossy quailed for a moment, and
then she stood up" strong in her pur-
pose, facing the cruel eyes that gazed
1 - XT i 1 , i 1 j . .
i xNouimgs me matter, tapa, an un
utterable pathos in her young voice,
'only poor mamma's crying, and there's
no fire, and no bread, and- -and-131os
sy's ever so hungry, and papa, love,
won't you please come borne, and nev
er come to, this nasty tavern again?'
j The man had a heart, and the child's
Appeal went straight to its core. A
sudden thrill of emotion half f sobered
ly George! I will,' he replied,
to her side. Come Blos-
Tic caught her hand, and drew her
after him out into the thickly falling
snow. Haifa dozen yards, and she
looked up timidly to his face
'Arc you Very angry, papa? sho
iaitcreo. iou t scout Jiiossv, it was
so cold, and mamma ciico that I took
Dolly and, come. You won't set-Id
For answer he caught her up, and
covered her face with tears and kiss
XoBlos?y, I won't . scold,' v in a
hoarse, cliokect voice ; and by lleav
en's help ou shall never come on an
other such errand. Come let's zo to
your mother now !'
No, papa,' looking up solemnly
throijgh the drifting flakes, 'there's
something you must do before we go..
to mamma. Will you. para, love?'
' Yes. Blossy, I'll do t-ny thing you
'Then come across to Mr. Thorn
ton s, and sign the pledge. Xnat s
where the men go to do it ; and there's
his house throucrh the trees Will you
papa ? That's the 'way to make poor
ama never cry any more will you
' ics iuossy.
'Oonie on then, just as fast as ever
you can- Oh, Dollv,' crushing the old
doll to her heart I told vou we could
I do something.'
She led the vay, and the father fol
lowed, across the frozen field, up the
lane to Mr. Thornton's-dwelling. Blos
sy rang the bell with her own half-
frozen little hands.
'I've brought papa to sign the
pledge, Mr. Thornton,'- she explained
ith an air- of solemn importance, as
that gentleman met them in the libra
ry . and he'a never going to that nasty
tavem acain. and mamma will never
-cry any more.'
jrr Thornton was much delighted,
thc ceremony of s'gning the pledge
was performed, with alacrity, after
wkjca Blossy and her father started
'Where can the child be V said Mrs.
Arnold, coming down from the loft
for the third time in her search for
Blossv. 'She's nowhere in the house.'
8he had got over her cry, and was
preparing what she could for supper
against her husbands return when
she missed the child.
Where can she be V she rcpeated-oiir"-
to the door, and looking anxious-
ly out iuto thc.bliuding storm.
Away acs the common she caught
s'-dit of her husband, with a little
figure at his side. It vvas Blossy, her
iwt.!,rrd hoed all covered iwith snow.
. 1 1 .1 i,AP'.Arme
Her oiu. u iu "ci i i j
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DEVOTED TO POLITICS. LITERATURE, SCIENCE. AND ART.
LiOUISB LTRG -
She suv her mother, ami bnAe from
licr lathers band.
. . . .
nh- mamma.' she cried, lennm?
' - l c
across the common like a young gazelle,
,. i 1
'vou won t evr erv anv more as lnno-
a.3 you live. "We arc going to be hap
py now, like we used to b-3, for papa's
signed the pledge. And, mamma, me
and Dolly made him do it, didn't we
papa, love ?' And he did not say her
nay. New York JFeelcly.
Boys who disturb camp -meetings by
crying 'Amen' in the T?rong place, and
ri markirg 'G'orj'with mere zeal than
judgment, should read ar.d ponder the
fate of thirteen small boys in Kavi3iP.
Tuese thirteen ill-advised boys were
guilty, to the story goes, of disturbing
a Kansas caucp-meetiug "ly insisting
upon bhouting 'Amen,' wiicn a very.
muscular preacher, who prided him-1
Silt on hi voice, was'singicg "a hytnr.
The preacher bore it for some tini-, but
fiu'allj', becoming filled with righteous
wrath, he descended frotn
anc,? nevtr (mcQ UMiruPkk hU hymn,
successively reversed and Epanked the
thirteen small boys. As his avenging
hand descended and the dust j of the
small boys filled the air, the rest of the
congregation shouted in rapture and
encouraged him sith loud cries of 'G
on, brother, goon.' Thin he returned j
to the pulpit, still binging, and those
boys went half a mile away behind a
haystack and laid down with their
faces to the ground, weeping bitterly.
CoRXfiiiEit. A skeptical young colli -gian
confionted an old Quaker with tire
statement that he did not believe in the
Biljle, assigning as a reason the want,oi
Said the Q iak r, doi s "thee believe in
'Yes; though t lave nt ?e:-n it.I have
p'er.tv of pr
who) have. Li .-ides, there is
of thtsueh a cou'itry docs
ex" ct '
Then thee will not believe anvtiiicg
tli t- or others havt pot seen ?
'ICo, to he surf , I will no
'Did th- e cv y sti: thy or; a brains :
'ertuin:3'. ! ot.'
'Did tbee ever tee anybody that dioT
'No, of courie' 'uot.'
I'Doesthe'i bi '.urve the lias any V
t us alwoys bear iu mind, that Cal-
ummators ,miy usually be ti,n?ted to
tinif-, and the s'.ow but ttea'ly justice
f public opinion. This is about the
way slander originates :
'Tom, Mr?. II. told me she bcaid
Mr. F.'s.vifj s ty that Mr-. aunt
mentioned to her that Mrs IT. was
present. when the widow M. said that J.
R's cousin thought W. and Il's s-iitt-r
believed that n!d Mrs-'E. reckoned that
il's better half hrd told her that Mr A,
aud 'a wile loved each other. Ex-
A young drug clerk ent to see 'her,'
the other night, and. with a lover, ?
familiarity, entered the parlor without
knocking. The room wa3 dark, but he
knew he was expected, ami thought
that he heard the rustle ct a dress in a
gloomy corner. "Elfrida !' he exclaim
ed, passionate tones; what I hidi.ny ?
What art ; thou doing, pretty one ?'
'Suckin' a ng!' unmistakaMy came
from Elfr'uta's frother, behind the sofa.
And the drug cleik laid his weary. bead
on the window-sill end wept, until
Elfrida came in with a lamp.
The Titusvil'e 'Press' cluonichs the
fullowing event witbmo.dest pride :
Titusvil'e wa3'not the birthplace of
'the Father of his country, bat wc have
a man residing here who slipped up
on a muddy crossing, this tfrernoon
and sat down on a roll" of butt r which
he was carrying home, and instead of
swearing, be simply aro?,e, scraped the
butter from Lis pants into the paper
a"-air, and went r.a anain as if nothing
had happened.' '.-'.
Two young city ladh--, in the country
were standing ly the s-ide of a wide
ditch, hieli they diliA know how to
cro-c. T icy ?ppcaled to a boy, who
w is coming a!ng thetroad, tor help,
whtri-usn he pointed behind them
with a startled air and yelled, snakes !
The young ladies crossetl the di.ch at a
As Irishman's Will. I will and
bequtath to my beloved wife, Bridget,
all ray property, without reserve, and
to my eldest son rrriek, one half ot
the remainder, and to Deuis my youn
C3t boj; the rest. If anythirg is "e",
'it may go to Terence Me Csi y.
. N. C. OCTOBER,
This good counsel from a wile asd
'I try to make myself and all around
me agrf -table. It will not do to leave
a man to himself till he comes to you,
to take no pains to attract L3m, or to
appear before him with a long lace. It
is not so difluult a3 y?u think, dear
child, to behave! to a husband so that
he shall remaia forever m some measure
a hu-sband, I am an old woman, but
you can still do what you likt; a word
from you iu the right time wilt not
fail ot its iffjet; what need have you
to play the suffering victim ?. The tear
of a loving girl, says an old book, is
like a dew . drpp on a rosej but that on
the cheek of a witeis a drop of poison
to her husband. Try to appear cheer
ful and contented, and your husband
will be so; $,nd 'swhin you have made'
him happy, you will become so, not in
appearance, but in reality. The skill
required is not so great.' Nothing
natters a man so much as the happi
ness of his wife; he is always proud of
himself as the source o! it. A spon aa
you are cheeifui you will be lively alert,
aud every moment will afford an dp
portunity to let fall an agreeable word.
Your education, jvhich gives you an
immepse advantage, will greatly assist.'
The noblest thing on earth is the man
who rises to the dignity of self mastery.
The man who can refuse indulgence to
a clameiiDg desire ; can hold the crav
ing appetite unratified and say to the
rising passion. 'Peace be still ' is a true
Scene in a Wkstekn Court.
Judge : 'Have you anything to offer to
the court btfcrj ientence is passed on
you V Prisoner : 'No, Judge; I had
ten' dolla.r, but my lawyers took that.
M'ai so thirsty.' said a boy at work
in a corn lie';'. 'Wei1, work avtsy,
said ihe UidustiiiUi father. 'You
knt..w that the prophers siv-, i'.ioe-eve-.ry
one that tliiibteth.'
A minister asked a tipsy fellow,
leaning up against a feuc', where he
expected to go when be died. 'It I
don't get along aDy baiter thau I do
n w, I shan't go anywhere.'
Be cheerful always. There is no
path but will be ejsier traveled, no
load but will be lighter, no shadow on
the heart or brain hut will lift, in
presence of a determined cheerful
ness, A fashionable young lady fcCcidertlly
dioped ore ot her lalse eyc-biows in
her opera box tba other evening, and
greatly frightened her beau, who on
seeing P, thoht it Was his mustache-
'I would advise you to put your head
into a dye-tub; it's ratter red,' said a
joker to a rather sandy haired girt, I
would advise you io put yours into an
oven; it's rather p'Ut.' said Nancy.
It is conferring i kindness to de
ny at once a favor" $vhich you intend to
Blowing up the patent rubber bus
tles is a3 an exercise of great benefit
to consumptive men.
Love at first sight, says a French
writer, is the collision of two electrici
"Lzy lolks take the most pains."
An active man who has bad the rben
matism doubts this.
Whisky makes a man lean against
the lamp-post. '
Teacher to pupil Where does tea
come from.. Out ot the tea-pot, ma'ma.
If you are out in a driving storm,
don't attempt to bold the ram?.
It was Sueridtn Knowles who first
said, "I.'s too thin!"
"When are two kings like. three miles.
When they make a league.
The most thrilling talc known is that
ct tLc tattiesnake.
Stcie men are atsoit-ed in religion
that they forget to pay their debts.
'Here Jus my wif . Ah, that is fine,
Not only lor her rest hut mine.'
These Pills have been ino.-tiK-ce..-fully
employed in almost every vauety
of Functional 1 i. border of the CjTomacu,
liowt-L0. L vkr and SrjLKEN, nuchas:
Heartburn, Arid Jructat ions, .Nau
sea, Headache. I';;in and Diitentionof
the btomach and LTowids, Incipient iJi-
arrhoja, Colic. Jauadice, Flatulency,
llabitual Cotiveness. Loss of Appetite.
Sick Headache. &c.
Hceom mended by the most pron
minent me a of the country, among
them many LEADING PHYsIClAXa.
Price 25 cents
Prepared by E R. Beckwitii (suc
cessor to Ur. Bcekwith ) Proprietor,
Petersburg, Ya. Jobru C'arr.
uly 23-ly o e
S. A. STE NS & CO. 5
Furniture and Cai pet
D q n I q v 8
Cor. Main and Granby Sts. Norfolk Va.
THE LARGEST STOCK OF GOODS
South of New Ycrk.
411 goods guaranteed at Manufactu
rers prictp. scj 2G ly.
B. C. Yluami !j. N. Fi:ll.h,
Williams & Fuller.
Fu AMiLINToy, N. C.
We invite the public to call a .id ex
amine our very complete jotk of Drugs
and Mtd:cint-. All the ttami ird aid
Patent n.edicin:s always " bund.; alio
complete stock of
i O Ij,
T b icco,
Pure Liquors fur Medicinal Purjoscs,
&c, ' &: , &c, &c.
Dr. B F. Green, and Dr. C. Winston
can be lou-id ac ihtir office, in our stoie.
Calls for the above named physician?, at
any hour, day or night, will receive
Williams & Fuller.
NORTH CAROLINA, In the Superior
Franklin County, Court.
PtTITTON TO SELL LAND To PAT DcEXa
and Foil Commutation ofDOweh.
W H pt-ncer,( admr of Jamea R-.-id
and Ana itcid, rlain'iil?.
Charles Reid, Janus U-.id, P L Reid,
Mary A S Rt id, laitie E b Reid, N F
Reid, Charles T B Reid and Lizzie W
It appearing t the court by the affi
davit ot V Ii- Spencer one ot the above
named P aintifli that Charles Beid, 1 of
the Defendants in this proceeding is not
a resident of this state. It is ordered
that publication be made once a week
I lor tix weeks successively m .Franklin
Cocki&b, a cewj-paper publu bed in tea
TownolLou sburg, notifying ibe sairiDc
tendant of the flung of the complaint in
this cause, and requ.r.ng him to apptar
at the ofhee of cUrk of thv Superior
court at the c urt Ilouse in the Town
of Louisburg within tw'cnty days after
the term ot publication prevailed in
this order (ball tXpiie and auswtr the
complaint, and let the said Charles
Ibid take notiee tuat if he tails to
wer the complaint within that time the
Plaintiffs will api ly to the court lor the
relief tLerein demanded.
In testimony whereof I hereunto sul
Ecribe my name and affix the seal of
my office at Louisburg tue 24th day ot
Sep-ember 1878. !
LsrtALl U. U. Timberlake, C. S. C.
sep 25 6w
W. n. IIe3ter, IIir Dreser and sha
ver, will be p'eascd to .rve customers
at ad bcuis. buop in W llhams & rul
lers Ding atofe.
stp!2 3m Frankhnton, N. C.
PLOWS of our own manufacture al
ways on band- We effer a lib rl dis
count to mtrchsats to opply their trade
Old scrap cit iron bought at the
Lightst mark.t price.
Wilder & Willi m.
E. II9 PLUJiJIEtt & CO
121 Sycauiore St rat,
TLTEKSnUlIG Va r
Dealers in Iron Steel and
Orders will recti vc pnuup- M:iil-rr-ful
attentiou, an i are rthpe tiully so
Gentrd Amenta f.;r the F-rmera
Friend Plow, ha met wi.l universal
iJihtst pnevs allovcd fur scrap iron.
HATS, CAPS, FURS, STRAW
GOODS, CANES & UMBRELLAS,
Ko. 20 Sycamore's:., Pttcibburg, Va.
fcS1 Pirticu'.cr attention paid to Or
lere.-a scptG 3m.
T, A. ST. CLAIR.
CARRIAGES, BUGGIES, EXPRESS,
SPRINGS, FARM WAGONS.
CRRTS AND DRAYS.
Corner cf Lombard & ScCondStrtcts,
A good assortment ' a way on hand,
aDd wdi make to order evtry deiClip
tion ot work in his line.
Repairing of every description hcary
aud light sucli j.8 painting, wood-work
black-smithing, done faithlully and
promptly. All woik warranteii. I rt-
spcetlully asU at.ili4 a3 I am suie tbat
otu in prio..- und workaijuiiup I ca
ii us.tL-tacu.r. sip 20 3ti.
SEW AND CHEAPEST
FALL 1 WINTER GOODa
la Fra. k'iutoD.
I would respectfully inform my cus
io'mcrs and the put l.o generally, thai I
am now receiving my
FALL AND WINTER STOCK OF
Selected with trat care and purchased
ii the best teriwa iu the Eastern markets.
I have now a veiy tali ana varied etock
eonsi3ting of Dry Good.-, Notion?, Gro
ceries, Qieensware. Hardware, Glass
ware, lieadj-ma.le clothing. Hats, Boots
f.nd ShotP, riuwaro IJ Uow-are, Lea
ther, and in tact aini'.st cvcryiuiug suit
ed to the waais of ibe p.-ople. I iivite
'.all to c me and exauiiue lur tbeinselrea,
as my ixptrience iu eupplymg their
wauls in the past and continued fair
.dealing in the future, together with be
ing content with vtry sn.all
Enable me t -ir5 uniform satistactioc.
I will take all kinds of iLrch ratable
produce in exchange lor Goeds,
And will abow the highest Matket
Price toi the sime.
I can offer txtrordinaty inducement
in several cla&scs ol goodf. io those
wishing j jb lets.
sep 2i . F, II. JAR UAN,
Ge. t: Stakke. G. J. Thomas.
STARKE & THOMAS,
Wholesale and Retail .
105 Sycamore Sr., Petersburg, Vs,
We are now rrceivicg r-nr Fall stock
of good purchased Irom Importers and
Manufacturer?. We are pn ptred to o.'
fr inducements in price ana aiiiiy to
Physician, merchants aud lr.ntr,
whose trade we s licit. A larga tfcJc
K msene Oil at reduced prices. We
are Agents tor Wilson' remedy forCoc
suuapiioD. . sep2C3ai.
(Successor to Jordan &. Carr.)
Wholesale snd R-.tail Dealer io
Drugs & PatenlHedicines
Paints, Oils, Glass, Dyes,
Comer Sycamore aud Washicgv n t..,
sej2C 3m, Petersburg,
A bew lot ot tidily au t tup rfiar Floor
jut received- S. T. WILOlili.
RATES OF AD T.KTXS ING. .
(10 I IX F9 H LE?9C NSTirurE X 5QnTC
Vv.e fi::.re ori'; inTrtiwn . fl 00"
Olio acl m:Jm- Mil i:. nio:i.. 33
C.ia Cncnimh . 2.0
tn - 7uu iu n.h 23Z
Cna Th:e i.i. it'. . Z.'u
Oi e TwtIvc.:iot!i..; !3 0l
'oatr.rt-:i t-i Ltri-r 'lox-iinuc onl'iU r
The Best in Use.
Occupies s;v.c.c on!j 7 feet Sare.
i - ..... -
(Patente-l 0.t. 13, I37i.)
SMestTaiil IHosli Powerfol
Two men cm eaa31y rclc ft SOU lb.
bile ol Cotton, and it i s arraugel
that the pworanU working force can
be doubled, if necessity. Picks aa eocj
pact a PA.e as tae old fashioned eceir
with half the UliC Can bo run by tho
gin-power or 1 y water and steam by
puttirg v!icl in place of Uie craaks.
i-armrts cao buy Family llig'it, and
ll'u' inironn i're3 ai tmiu expenses.
t ' , , , . . .
State, County and Family Rights for
sa'.eby . MALLORY i ALFOBD
H. S. Furman & Co. -DRUGGISTS
Frankllnton, N. C.
Keeps constantly on Land a good at
DRUGS, MEDICINES, ' .
PAINTS, OLS, DYE STUFFS,;
The attention cf Physicians is called
lo our a59jrtm.at of EHxtj acd Fiuid
Order s die: ted and promptly filleJi
on the bs: pvsdole term.
rnEfcCitirriox3 c '.ncKCLLTC"Mp csded
Lamp go d, V
GREEN & ALLEN,
Grocers And .
Solicit Cera T.miit of
Cotton, Tobacco, Wheat
Fioui', Corn, n ml
Agents for th; Excelleczs Cotton,
Fertilmr and GaiktU improved bUxl
lirab Cotton Gas.
Ko. 110 SjeaQore dlret, Pjtertorff T
2o. I -1
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