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Professional Cards.
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Ofterg his Proieoeiou- ' Hervk'tt t
the public in
Every department or ;
LoaUburg at Wrrentnn over
Drut Hotel, Norwood & Dntiu'dtore.
BE. 4Y 2ie
Market Street castof Court House,
lxni isburg, N. C.
W 11 practice in i lie Mrviral couitH ol
(it , Flanking Xtrl', Warci and
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, I'mmpt at'cn ion paii to; tie
ioti ci u un t ritui t.uce ol m -tier.
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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.
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"
...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
CM. Cooke. i W. H. Speucer
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
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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
Whitelaw& Crowder,
Marble & Stone
Of Flat Kiver, North Carolina.
Atillur of u The .Broken Vow, &,c.
man groaning Ik
TXaleigb. Ni C.
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.
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John Armstrong,
No.' 1 Fayette ville 8trce,
; ;. RALEIGH. N, C.
. 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
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
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 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
company of
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
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
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.
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.
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 ! 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.
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
Tli eli- -Luti-i.
A very genteel appearing yonng
man, wearing kid gloves and carrying
a lithe and flexible walking stick,
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 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,
t5TIf you want LEWiERS, DAT-BOOI-S.
8md your orders to
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.
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
Pl'.cting Lathes alwsvs
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
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-
?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
Joseph went to workibus forthwith
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
!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.
' C4RD?. .
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
Agents wanted.
Addret W.M. BURROW,
PO. Box 58. DrUtniTcBi
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.

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