o ID rt G-EO. S. BAKER, Editor and Proprietor. TERMS : $2.00 per Annum. VOL. V. LOUISBURG, N. C FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, .'l87. I NO. I. (l'CD -TA' i 1 1 TN 1 VT-V 7- T IT ixr-v :uw r irmmmuuiJLi " if. " ! . . . . - ' ' ' .' ' ' Professional Cards. Dr. XIV JE. KING, ; DENTIST. . .. Ofterg his Proieoeiou- ' Hervk'tt t the public in Every department or ; JJenttsfry. OFFICE, ;7 LoaUburg at Wrrentnn over Drut Hotel, Norwood & Dntiu'dtore. BE. 4Y 2ie PHYSICIAN AND J , SURGEON. OFFICE v : Market Street castof Court House, lxni isburg, N. C. j OS. J. DAVIS. AH'Y aul COUNSELLOR at LAW LUl'ISbUikO. FUAMii IN CO. N.O. W 11 practice in i lie Mrviral couitH ol (it , Flanking Xtrl', Warci and y.... ' ' , I'mmpt at'cn ion paii to; tie ioti ci u un t ritui t.uce ol m -tier. , J ty 15, i!7t. ATTORNEY AT LAW, Fhankmni on, K. C. W'i'l p-Hrtjre in they court' f the 6 1 j !(jn-ial h'trk:t.. , I'loiupt attention givci tt.ti c.oWc Oiu' lii-Kt Home. BY MI.S M. A. K IDKI To each bird it own nc-ft is charming. Italian Pruve. b. By Heaven, well-appointed plat?, hen the boy becomes a man. Or, again, as Muemcth gootl, Girls attain to woiunuhood, M hough they journej-far or near From the home they love o dear, fc. Seekt g honor, wealth, or fame, Nothing ever seems the ame. We li.ay sup or. dine in state At the tables of the great, ; May partake of sumptuous fire, Yiancjs rich and dainties rare, In, psrhapa, some far off dime But there often comes a time Wh- u we'd rather have instead One sweet a ice of mother' bread.' Then the chamber wh re we passed Happy hour that sped too fast, Childhood's outlook o'er life's sc Vailed in magic mystery, Through the world we look in vain For such peaceful rest .-.gain -Childhood's dreamless s eep of bliss,. Crowned by mother's good-night" ki.s. ...Blessed home ! we see thee yet, For we never can forget. Though in d th oiir Kindred sleep, T ough sad tria s inak- us weep ''hough in thornj paths we stray, Or . long t lie flowery way, V heresoeVr we rest or roa:n, Xe'r forget thee, childhood's home 1 Iv. 1. Lnhje . Original Story. t'mn t claims. No fiO tf A SKETCH OF AN OLD MAN'S EXPERIENCE.' CM. Cooke. i W. H. Speucer GOOXB & S2MOE ATTORNEYS fJD COUNSELLOR A.T LAW, BANKRUPTCY i LOUISSURG N. C. Will attend the Courts of NHsli,Frr,k liu, Granville, Warren,and WakeCoun tieB, also the Supreme Court t North Carolina hnd the U. S. Circuit and d. Couits. , No 7-tf 53 53 PETERSBURG Va, E. RICIITEK. Wiitcliinaker and .Jew eler. VINE Wateties and .hiwilry or ttie be 3I:inufactor and at the lowi-it p ice. All woik iKTsonally attended to and war l uitctl. tl B3 Sycamore St., reter.Vwurg,V 1 Whitelaw& Crowder, Marble & Stone "WORKS, i;y JAMS A. DAVIS, Of Flat Kiver, North Carolina. Atillur of u The .Broken Vow, &,c. man groaning Ik TXaleigb. Ni C. I Persons wishing to purchase Head' atones or Monument?, 'ean o'and con ault with our Mr. Whiulaw, at Mr. J, A. Stont'j boarding house. AujJ." 13-12-ni. j - John Armstrong, No.' 1 Fayette ville 8trce, ; ;. RALEIGH. N, C. HOOK BINDER, . AND '. ..: 1 Blank t Book Manufacturer, Newspaper, Magazioea and Law Booka of every description lx)und ia the very best St y and at Lowest Prices. Jan30 12a." I am now an old neath the wei'ht of years. 3ly hair owe a beautiful auburn has, by the frosts of nearly seventy winters been transformed into a snowy-white. I am as it were, resignedly awaiting the ap proach of death, which can be at, no reat distance off, 5lv life has been o - . exposed to a thousand misfortunes, but I have endured them all without a mur mur, r It was one beautiful morning in May nigh on to fifty years ago that my earthly happiness was destroyed forever. Can I remember it. Yes. It is in scribed upon the tablets of my memory, to remain ever unobliternted. I was engaged to Ida Lee, and we were to be married very soon. I dreamptof noth ing but love and happiness, but alas, pleasure is but momentary, and happi ness resembles the uncertain sunshine of au April morning. I was reclining upon a bench beneath the boughs of a large oak ic the front yard, my mind occupied with pleasant contemplations for the future, when I observed a horse man riding very rapidly toward the house, and coming in the direction of Mr. Lee's. He stopped but a moment at the gate just long enough U tell me that Ida was dangerously sick. Reader, it is impossible to describe the awful sensation that immedia ely took hold of me, I was wholly unprepared for the reception of this unexpected intelli gence. When I armed there the old gentleman came out to meet me. " Harry, I fear" he stammered out, and then burst into a flood of tears. This was too much for me. It was useless to strive against emotion. To see this old man weeping like a child, the tears rolling down his time-worn and withered checks was sufficient to soften the hardest heart. " She ia all the child I have," groan- ed the old man piteously. The physician came, and after exam- cd hot, a crimson glow flushed her tlteek. and for a moment the lirht of reason appeared to regain Ler empire; but alas, it only animated her features to impress jniore strongly the trace of angulih, and vanished. Wild frenzy darted from her eyes, heavy sighs and convulsive starts betraved the asitation of her nund, and" at length a flood of tears drowned the tumult of her soul. My heart echoed sigh for sigh and re turned tear Tor tear. I could not bear the scene,' my basom labored beneath the weight of woe, and I hastily left the room. j Exhausted and powerless she reclined upon'the bed, her eyca closed and she seemed to be slumbering peacefully. The great hills of old Vermont began to be tinged ith the beautiful reflec tion 6f the sun's rays -.s he disappeared behind the horizon, casting a greater gloom over every countenance. All through the weary hours of the night the doctor kept his position, ai.d j in awful silence watched every symtom oi ins paiient, nis xpectaiions resting on the state in which she might awake. Harassed in body and -distressed in mind, I could not calm my 'spirits suf ficiently to partake of rest. Those and those aloue thatjiave experienced such moments of pen, can give a desc ip tion oftho great agony that is mentally changing hope to fear.. The gray dawn of the coming day was beginning to be visible iu the East when I was summoned to the room by the request of Ida. With an expectation border ing on fear I approached the door t-f her chamber. The irreat stillness that pervaded within shocked my nerves to sach an extent that 1 seemed paralyzed. As noiselessly as possible I opened the door and went in. eason had regain ed her empire, she spoke in the same old fumiiiar tone, the articulation of each syllabic cutting deep into my heart. Harry, she said, in a consoling tone as the tears ran down her feverish cheeks, ,; be composed, its God's will, try and meet me in Heaven." It. was beyond the -power of possibil ity for me to speak, something I know not what choked my utterance. The great distraction of my mind was par tirtlly but momentarily relieved by some feeble hope of her recovery, but that too vanished, it did not'reniain to com fort me but a moment. Take this ring,'' she said, giving me one of hers. " Cherish v. through out life. Our engagement one must never be taken from my finger. Kiss ma for t'ie last time Harry, meet me above, where Here she broke down, she never spoke aloud any more, her lips moved 31 y Prnycr. One of the saddest sights of autumn is the fadinz of the flowers.' Who that has a heart must not feel it ache a little when, instead of fresh and fra grant bloskoms, he sees the dried. brown, withered spectres of flowers dropping from the branches; when the Fnrmei-K timl INevvwjm- We hvc been frjmently surprised to see how many farme s, well to do in w orldly riches, neglect or refuse to take some good newspaper for tl c benefit of tnemscives and lauuly. lhey seem to think tha. they have no interest in the them because we hate them. Ah, parson, I wish I could take my goM with ruo," raid & dying n an to his pa.tor. " It might nn-lt: was the cou- soling answer. petals of the latest roses fall as one cs- j affairs of the outside world ; that they say to pluck them: and when a little parched twist is all that remains of the bountiful and . many-tinted morning glory ! The autumn garden preaches a sermon that no one likes to listen to. As the wiud whirls the dead, scentless things along the path, one hears, "Sc transit glorta mundi,'' in their ghostly rustle. For all the bloom and beauty of the world comes to this autumn-fading at last. There it lie-, under the tomb stones. There were red roses here. and white line., and purple pansics, and golden crocuses. These brown, rustling relic? arc they. So the pict ures on the wall tell of red lips, and of white brows, and eyes morepurple-llue than pansics, and wealth of golden hair; and in the spiing there were have to deal with noth except the land that they plough, or the stock they iceu, and the children thev arc Marin" iti ignorance. They forget tint they arc a part of the hum-in family, plact-d upou thie orb to work out the plans of the good aud wise' Creator, and as such liave no right to dim up the great streams of progress'. The laws of progress ioa are as unal terable as are any other in nature, anJ that man who impedes those laws with au offspring uneducated and besotted a sin which rests not on himself, but on hi descend ants for long years iu the future. Newspapers arc made to spread iu tclligence and improve the moral of mankiud. To the farmer, above all men, they should be a necessity, from kisses for them; in the summer, life's the very fact that they afford him, in splendor; aud thencd.ne autumn au- I his isolated condition, the only mean of Wc hate some persons because wc do V V I T 1 F T TQ IT M not know theni, aud we will not know i ANCE & BANKING company of FARMYILLE Ya Assetls 223,935.00.' $10,000.00 United SLates Bonds Deposited with the Treasurer of the State, for the . protection of the Policy Holders. A Vinsenncf, ImL, man and his wife after a stand up fight of an hour con cluded to call itadrav." She drrw about six hinafuls of hair out vf hi head. An Illinois man La n't cut hi whis kers since 1801. and he doesn't pro pose to until the Democrat elect their President. He'd better engage a bar- be; for '76. 'I meant to have told you of that hole," said a gentleman to Iih friend who, walking iu hi garden, stuinblsd in?o a pit of water. "No matter,! said the friend. 4l have found it. ' ' An editor, who speak with the air of a man who hx discovered a tiow fact by experience, says that the new way to prevent Mcadii.g at the nose is to keep your i.osc ot o' other peoplo's business. tumn the gray, autumn tho cold au tumn the desolate, and then the wind r blew them away. Nay: do'hot tell m-2 thess will bloom again next year . . Not these ; - others sa sweci, dui uever inesc again, co those living roses, those spring time. hopes of the human heart bloom duubtlos so we are taught in : " il 1 m 1 iniAijg in mo oumv scenes oi me. luan iu hi hermit state becomes a ieron:.n- catiou of selfishness caring only for around the world, and yet there arc There arc miles enough of railroad in the United States to go threa time nimsii. jjcveiopincui copies alone from as.soci.itin g te ourselves the ad vancement which they mike. No farmer should do without this social schooling, both for his own good and tin t jf hi children ; and in no way brig'iter, spheres;" but on Earth they J can he obtain it so cheaply as th-ough t m conic no more INor can 1 take in tti l.Mti-1 tiirf unvniiii Miilnf1 .mil in r "you are the same that died upon my bosom a year ago." No ; for u. walking in the gaiden still, the flowers that died arc dead dad forever. Now, as the wiud grow thill, and the fires begin to glow upon the hearth one grows to learn the beauty of these strong flowers that linger late the Arteinihia, the Queen Margaret, the Golden Marigold, and the Dahlia even the stiff red Coxcomb ! O.ic could kiss them, becauso they livo on, even amongst fading foliage and drop ping vines. The bouquet that blooms upon the mantel iu October is most precious cf all. Though tho late flowers are a little course, and their perfume is not exquisite, wo hold the summer bv theui a little longer. 0 though she has gone. I think if I could I would follow the flowers about the world, lingering nowhere loncer than they did. I would see the rosebuds open all the year, and never tarry in any land un til the flower died. Aud might I have n y prayer, let me not linger iu this w.rld until the winter snows of of life fall over me, but leave it while my bauds may yet clasp some sweet blossoms whi!in life's garden yet glow some bright flowers that loving Hands cay gather to - lay npm my breast. I M.'.by Kyle Dallas. slightly as if she was praying, aud for me. It was an awful moment. A soft and Hcavenjy composure i. radiated the countenance of the expiring girl. It was a calm which guilt cauuot wear, a calm which religion alone produces, a calm which might have shown on the features of a dying martyr. What is wealth or ambition? What are the pursuits, the joys of life ? Answer, ye sons of sensuality. ; Will they calm us iu the hour of death ? Will they soothe us in the. day of : sorrow ? Wih they lessen the pangs of retrospection, or gladden the prospects of futurity with A good story is told of an old farm- happiness aud peace? Ah, no, short, er, whose son had for a long timo been tired and unsubstantial, they are like ostensibly studying Latin iu a popular the gay sunbeams dancing on the waters J academy. Tho farmer not being which the next Dassinar cloud obscures, satisfied with the course and conduct of The sky was a cloudless as the life of a the young hopeful, recalled him from little child. The bird were carolliug school, and placing him by tho side of a mournfully among the! branches of the j cart one day. thus addressed him : the newspaper and periodical literature of the age ; -and ho who neglects to re ceive these advantagoM deprives himself oflihtand livos out his day iu worse than heathen darkness. t Ci'uious Customs. In Wenlihh Prussia,tuero are village where certain old custom arc still observed on the death of the head of a family. If the man should happen to have been a bee-keeper, one of the family goes to the hive, and striking the comb, ex claims, "Bees, arise, your master is dead.' A similar custom prevailed, possibly still prevails, in parts of En gland, and furnishes the idea for an in teresting poem by Tennyson, entitled Telling the Bees." The English custom was based on the supposifm that ur.less the bees were to d of any death occurring in the, family they would quit the premises, and tho man ner in which the information was con veyed, was by placing a black clutl over the hive. In the Prussian villa ge already alluded to, it tho custom on the morning of the funeral of a far mer, for the men to proceed to the cattle-ehsds, and after causing the cat tle to get upon their feet, place cheese before them, aud solemnly announce t theui that thj body is abcut to bo ta ken away. not enough to go once around among u., which shows wha- a big country this is. Thiers coiuplaiucd thai tin sunshine hurt his tycs and a friend proposed blue spectacles, "Chango the color of my spectacles 1" said the veteran. "Oh, no ! Frauce would be sgi'atcd for a mouth. " You appear in a new ole, don't you fellow?'' was what the impertinent young mau remarked as he dug a cock roach out of hi frcsu bread at the breakfast table. A roccatc flash per- meat! theland lady's pallid check. 00K AND JOB PIUNTINft ook BittdinlT iuis mi mmmm Tnr FarmtiH ha ever been note l for ia promptness and equity la pay n.en t-t la-t nd i;a jjcocraHiberali ty to I lie iuuitji'. I tncteaaing burl Dr. .l'ifi JM p it.til;, i Ucs it io Uv front ur.k of the l- irnc Coopfiuita d the Country. , .. All !-.sr af riik, suc'i as. Steam Wttr ami II .re port Uott-n Gm , fit. re Houses. Stock f Good, Hot- ienrtrs &c., takea t tquUaUo rate. GEO. t. UAKElt, AGENT for Prauklin Count r. Loui burg. K, I. Spt. 3-3 m. VALUABLE AND INTER-' ESTING V0RIC.v Tho life of Genl Robert 'El Lee, by Jno Eaten Cooke, with. Illustrations, Portraits and Maps. Tho name of Leo Is beloved and re spected through the world and purtic ular in the Nuth, as a toldier he waa great but a a man be waa grcatci." No Southern man should La without the History of Genl R. E. Lee. The work ld only by subsciption. Price in cloth, ' $."..tMi Leather, . - $G.0O Half Mok ceo, '$7.00 J. N, HARRIS A gt. forFranklin. KTo t i c e. smith: & nE&ckMt Building Contractors ANU MAKERS. Tli eli- -Luti-i. A very genteel appearing yonng man, wearing kid gloves and carrying a lithe and flexible walking stick, a, thou .Lt he would nave a joke .with a rusty and venerable farmer ou the fair grounds, last Tuesday afternoon. "Halloo, said the dandy, "are you one of the judges on hogs? "Waal, yaas, walk right np and let me look at you," said the old farmer. That youth waa soon lost amid the crowd, and no other judges on swine saw him. Executed In the very bet and latent lm- m . .1 . -... proveaivic c nave me ouit cDina THE CITY OF KLFf'ilI, and the I.A1UST2ST ESTABLlsl.Jir NT or tluj kind IN THE 8TATF- Our PrlutirifC, lmluin rampmcU auu ikkkSj i oct-n cxu-t4v.-ly SiiM.nl by the North mid South. . B. Bnrwcll, A. iL, Pi-at-e lnMitutc. I- lcli,: "I bsive never tuiu WaIiiuc wUh any Printer who do better wurk. t.Y. J lob good, Prindpal RlcU;h F-.iualc .Seminary: "Done all ray prifitiiu; Vr tlic Ust two year do as goou work and on as n-uonuLlc lerms as any ruDiwiiny idcm .onn or South." MaJ. Robt, Bincham. 8np't Blng- hamfck'LwMtl: " e know oi do dciut ouc lu their line.' Product and Cahlcr Uti rr us' N att4uul Bank, of Raleigh : " We know of no EnlaMfcUiiient trmloc cmt rn'atcr or morf atisl.-torT job. JInch of thrlr print- Ilu; and mnJunr tic trtL. Lm-U- a- laktu preuiiuins at diHt-rtDt Fair.' Oar UL.A.Mi.19 tor Clerk. ncriu, m-ri-tcr, MaiHtrate, Att'jrntTa, tec., prooonnced I oe u-t in the maixet. n i ior c-iaunrue. J5f"If you want ctxl woik aivt lw iri-ws for nrintuwf BtK)KS, PAMPHLETS, SCIKK)L CATAUKrRS, CIRCULARS, LETTER AND NOTE I UvAI R U1LL. HEADS, CARDS, ENVELOPES, TACJ3, or PRINTIUQ OF AHY KUTD, t5TIf you want LEWiERS, DAT-BOOI-S. RECORD WK)K8. SCRAP BOOKS, OLD BOOKS REBOUND, or B00K-BIFDIKQ OF AST KHTD, 8md your orders to EDWARDS, BROIIGHTOX & CO. rRINTER3 AND BES'DEHS, ILVLJEUGH, 2. C. RIBLTCAT- RnCORDEB, Onrtn of C. B-iHLts, pubULed rrery w k at f"il0 per annum. One of tbe oldest Ilrlii;km Pajirrs in t he Soul k. A an adrertu-lni nvxlinm unafTaM it any in the 8tate. Addw. EDWARDS, bROLUII- TON & CO., Ralci, N .v. LOUI3DUR0, N. C. SASH. 13LINDS AND. DOORS- T MADE to ORDER, and all kinds f Machine work done at short notice, u s leasooalde Uraii as elewbra in tl Statr. Ail griiUes ol Cofiic, Farol.h eJ, with hearse. Tongue and Groove floor ing and ceiling! a SPECIALITY. o Pl'.cting Lathes alwsvs OS forest as the body of that sweet girl was conveyed to the burying ground and carefully interred. The solemn pro cession retraced their steps homeward with the slow step of mourners, with sorrow visible upon the counteuance of all. It has, dear reader, been many years since that great trausf.rmatiou in my life occurred. 1 still possess and cher- Twenty-Sve Radical county treasu- Now, Joseph, here is a fork, and j rers in Iowa have defaulted, or, tn oth- thercisaheap of manure and cart; J cr words, have been caught stealing what do you call them in Latin ?' I millions of the peoples money. The " Forkibu-, cartibus, et mauuribus, I qjher Radical treasurers aro consid- replied Joseph. I .idered shaky; but then this is one of Well, now. said the old man, " if the States which, for its devotion to you don't take that forkiboa pretty I Radicalism, Parson Xewinin took oo- COU EIE R JOB OFFICE. ?Vi th rinrr vVf mivo m Iwvnnrl nil 1 . .-i . . . i lr . 1- 1 -o" o J YAUBOIIOUOK HOLSE Sy"V' earthly things. With God'shelp I m I nronnuncms? the case a sure attack ot I ... . . I . , , 1 tenato be i repared to meet Her in pit CIRU M P . bramtevcr. 1 was perm a tea to see ner, liveu-Uiat home beyond the skies and when I reached the bedside I as ed I where neither eorow nor affliction eu- 0. W. bLAC KNELL, Propria, jl Po you know iue Ida, iShe answer- 1 tcrs. cpaickibus, and pitch that manunbus into that cartibus, I'll break your lazy back-bus." Joseph went to workibus forthwith ibus. Politeness is the mother of peace. She keeps familiarity and impudence from being knocked to death, and often saves herself a broken head. casiou to thank God at Washington last Sunday. - A Dutchman and an Irishman onco met on a lonely highway. As they met, each smiled, thinking he knew the other. Pat, on seeing his mistake remarked, -Faith, an I thought it was you, an you thought it was Die, an it na)ther of uf,'1 We have added to our itock a tpVn did JOB PRESS, ' lib ao Jegaot silectioo of type ol tbi 1 teat styles. aad we are now prepaied to oo JQS WORK !o the neatest and best manner. 8 u nrd n-t aeod Tr J JB WORK Nortb. for we will d it f ot a wllaod cheap as joa cai g.titelr wl ere. LiTTER HEAD?, ENVELOPE. ' C4RD?. . band SMITH & BEACHAI.I. TRY YOUR LUCK. We want everybody Is tbe Unite I State-to see our large, eighUpagr, Ul nar j and family paprr, "III a tocat- km 'and In order that all taay joJjt oi its merits for ttemselvor, wa u. xod it, on trial, six taootus for ottiy 50 cts, and to every sobtcriber, we wih od by mail, poatajre prepaid, one . .cr Mammoth Premium. Packet dm tatnioK 10 good Eavelopt, 10 sben eitra noteipaper 1 good pro bolder, J tood lead Iiencil, 2 ateel PrtU, t lieu, oi and am Rcok, 1 Card Photograph u a'l the Presidents of all tbe Presides- of tbe United States, and a axcr Puis.-' mium or JwuJiYf worth Irocn 25 ct. tofl. Don't let tbU pass joa try m package. Uterjbodj Is sare t tf. core good than tliej ever boog-t l . U re for tbe price, and the luckiest fiom five to tea time the value ol tbeir rc' oty. Tbe paper alone is mora ti aorth 50 cent, aod we give joa t .. msgmnoent prize extra uotrn' i tbe paper and the Packet for i i ctota. Agents wanted. Addret W.M. BURROW, PO. Box 58. DrUtniTcBi NOTICE. hereby give notice thai all pern-m. are forbidden to trtspas oo soy la- , arjotBieg tbe Laads of Dr. B. B. Prr aad otbw to yraakiia Cooetj,ettli by ray or bj Bifbt, r with axe $ gun, udtr the peaaiirj cf tbe law. JOHN ELLIN.