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L0U1SBURG, N. d. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1875.
Dr. It. 13. It IIS O,
Oflers ins Proiesaional rk-rvicitn
the public in
Every department of
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l)ots Hotel, Norwood &Dvi'e)t
JOS. J. DAVIS.
ATT'Y ail COUNSELLOR at LAW
L0UISUUBO, FUAKKLIN CO. N.C.
Will practice in the several couits at
(Jraoviih , Franklin, Naih, Wancn and
jjc. Prompt attenton paid to li e
coll.cin nn-i rmi tmceot money.
July 13, i -71.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Frasklinion, N. C.
Will practice in the courts of the 6th
j dicial district.
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ti n t t claims. No 50 tf
C. H. (Me, W. H. Sje'ncer
COOKE & SE-EWOEB.
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I A.T LAW,
Ami Sellpltes ia
J LOUISBURG N. C.
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t. .!ni "the Supreme Courts ti North
uiolin and the U. S. Circuit and dis
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We have added to our stock a splen
did JOB PRESS, f1h an elegant
selection of type of the latest styles,
and we are now prepared to do
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8a yoo need not send yonr JOB
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where. ' i
Tlic Tni Cioiitloiiinii.
Whether in legi utivo hall,
Or at the plow we rVnl him,
He does, wkh sU hU uvh'.the task
V hte'er it be, asfine-J hm.
As nature's nobleman he ranks.
He knows no pride of station ;
lie owns no masLer save the Oue,
1 heJIasier of Croat ion.
His words have cheered the dying
, Wkh hope of ss ns forgiven;
With triumph-song of faith and love
He points ' the eoul to Heaven.
His vofre is se'dora heard to ch'de
1 he failings ef a bt-olher ; -
He otten smootbs, with gentle hand, I
The path way of a jotber.
If e'er from vhtue's path he strays,
Amid the wUes of acton,
Tiue as the neeu'e to the pole,
There foilowa suie leaction,
I !s sphcie is found In any place,
V hc)-ever help is needed ;
He cannot Tietr t'.ie opjan's cry,
And lei it go unheeded.
When tho theatres were letting out
in days when the theatre hours were
longer than they are now the c step
pod forth into the frosty winter night,
amid a crowd of play-goers, a man of
about four and twenty and al ut the
middle height, broad shouldered, dark
hair, and with black eyes a ver , hand- A11 ,,5I,t he smoking and think
some man, and ll rosed in a style which, ? al,d by llaw l'is plans were formed,
costly and elegant, t came Jum won- A consultation with the laudlady ended
dcr fully well with the consignment of the cliild to the
There came a little wail upon his car care of an eldeily woman, warranted
-a crv a'most like that of an infint,and
looking down, Harry .-lioUon saw upon'
the pavement, close beside him, a little
gill not more than five years old. She
wore what appeared to be a handful of
rags, and her tiny feet and curly head
were bear. A more miserable, object
moo.i never looked upon, aud the uioa it
she made touched the young man's
heart. He knelt down and caught her
as she passed by.
" Stop, little one." he said, " what
brings you out this night ? And where
is your mother ?'
The child struggled to escape, but
when the last question came, stood still,
and answered with sobs,: !
" In heaven ; I want to go there "
' You are on the right road, then,
this wiuter night ; half naked and star
ving, too, I fancy." said Harry to him
self. He began to question her again.
" Where do you live r
u I don't know"
Who takes care of you
It looks like it. IIac you had any
u I don't want any supper. I want
my mamma," and the child began to
Harry Bolton endeavored to remem
ber some portion of liis childish educa
tion. " You want to go to heaven, do you?"
he asked, " It appears to me I remem
ber being told that children who cried
never went to heaven, and, I am sure
that children who do not mind never
dp; remember that.'
Tho child understood, and the effect
of this doubtful moral teaching was, at
least, to silence her. Then the moon
witnessed a phenomenon. Harry Bol
ton, the dandy , the dashing gambler,
the man of betting books, shouldering
a ragged child and walking away with
her in the most self-possessed fashion.
" We must have" some supper, he
hastily said. " V e must not be too
fashionable Tinder the circumstances."
And so saying he descended into a cel
lar eating house,where, at the late hour.
the few guests were too much intoxica
ted to notice the singular pair, and only
the proprietor and a few of his em-
ployees remained to be astonished.
Marching down the room with per-
feet sangfroid, Harry Bolton perched
the cb'ld upon one of the chairs, and
seating himself at the table ordered
beefsteak, and brandy and water for
two, and the order being filled, ordered
bis companion to t4 ro ahead" and
watched to see the mandate obeyed in
vain ; the child stared at the viands in
astonishment., but made no attempt to
cat. 1 '
Harry remained in a puzzled condi
tion for some ame, then beckoniig to a
in this wise : f
" You look like a family man., waiter.
Do you know any way of making a child
take to its feed f
Not such feed as that, sir.' replied
Uu waiter. ' " Milk and water is what
they like, and bread aud butter, or if
meat,' chopped up into bits like.
Bless ye, look at her tiny teeth, sir."
To be sure,' said Harry. " Well,
cut the meat up, then bring her some
bread and butter ; but milk and water
you'd make the poor thin sick, won't
your Jt would mc."
" You and her is constructed differ
ent, sir' arid the waiter.
r oou oeuiir prepareu to suit lisr an-
petite, the child ate greedily, to Harry s
satisfaction, and after sufficing her to
ta his heart's content aud stripping
himself of his overcoat, wrapped the
waif in it and started" for home.
He had a splendid set of bachelor
apartments, and there he found a glow
ing fire awaiting him. The child, when
he opened the coat, was sound aslet p ;
so tucking her into bed in a grimy state,
which would have shocked any good
housewife's heart, Harry composed
himself in a great arm chair, aud light-
i"g axigar beg-an to smoke
conscientious anu aunabie. Harry lioi
ton found himself the guardian of an
adopted child. From that moment a
change came over the young man's life.
He had an object to think nf and care
lor. He said to himself,
" I will bring up a daughter for my
old age," and set to work to become a
fitting parent for the wonderful woman
he had proposed to make her. He quit
ted his habits of d;ssipation,h. If his time
was spent in visiting his charge, who,
well cared for, grew every day more
lovely and engaging. lie taught her
to call him Uucle Harry, aud it was
strange to see the youug man devoting
himself, as some old grandfather might,
to all the whims and pleasure of a little
As she grew older he placed her in a
boarding-school, and there, of course,
s tw less of her, yet still as much as the
rules of the establishment would allow
until the child was somewhat past
twelve years old, when a violent illness
piosprated her guardian upon what
came ucar being his death bed, aud the
doctor ordered him immediately on his
recovery to goto Europe.
So they were separated, though a
regular correspondence was maintain
ed. Delicate1 health detained Harry
from his native land five years.
At the end: of that time Harry Bol
in health and
from Europe, improved
anxiou3 to sec his adop
ted daughter. He knew she had
grown older,! but so little do we re-
neet 0n tne cuanges ma time must
"n& that when inquiring for Miss
Stella GrayJ (this was the name the
child had lisped when . questioned) as
ke aited in; tne Prlor of the 8eai
nary, a lovely girl of saventeen opened
the door and entered the room, he
could scarcely believe his eyes.
- Yet it was she iudeed the ahild he
had left, grown into womanhood. Es
tella was seventeen and Harry Bolton
ihirty-five. He was young yet in
look and thought. There seemed, af
ter all, but little difference between
i . ..
them. Both felt this, and their man
ner toward each ether was more re-
served in consequence. Bat Harry
as charmed as well at surprised. A
lovelier creature never met his eyes.-
As he walked homeward, he said to
'What if, after all. I have betn
rearing a wife for myself ?'
Then with a half laugh he mutter
"No, I am too old for her it is all
. Folly or uot, the thought remained.
He paid Kstella such delicate atten
tions as suitors do. lie anticipated
her every wish and did his best to ap
pear in an agreeable light. "Whether
she understood hitn or nut, he could
not tell. She might regard him as an
mdulgcnt guardian, and the thought
chafed him sorelv. At times he I
hoped, at times he feared, until calling
one afternoon (a holiday) unexpected
ly, lie found Estella telt-a-tete with a
young friend, Ernest Clark. It was a
good excuse for intimacy, but theknow
ledge that Estella had another m le
friend so much nearer her own age
than himself, annoyed and angered
Harry. And when, time after time,
he saw them together, his suspicion
f trengthencd. They loved each other.
She would wed youcg Ernest, and he
would only be the middle aged guar- I
gian togivo her away with his blessing
The tho ght onco in his mind rooted
itself there, and at last drovo him be
"I will go back to Europe, said he,
"I wdl forget her. Love and, wed
lock are not for me,"
And on the impulse of the moent,he I
ordered his baggage to be packed, took
passage in the next steamer for Europe,
and went to the semiuary to bid Es
She came in smiling, but his moody
looks made her grave at once. She
put her hand in his and he shook it
coldly, and sat down beside her. For
a moment he was silent, and then he
"I am come to say good-by, Estella.
I am going to Europe."
"Mr. Bolton I to Europe? Are
you ill again i
"Will you stay long?"
The great tears swelled in Etella's
eyes, and she put her hand on her
heart she evidently could not speak.
"I would advice you to remain here
until you are a year older unlets, in
deed, you marry befire that tiiaa.
It. that case you will, of course, re
ceive the necessary fuud, and a cer
tain sum I shall leave in my banker's
hands fer that purpose."
"I shall not marry," sobbed Estella,
"there is no need of any such pro
vision." Harry smiled sarcastically.
"The proposition has not come,
then?" he said.
Estella's head dropped lower .
"I fancied you were engaged to this
Estella sobbed again.
'I care nothing for Ernest, nor ho
for me. We are mere acquaintances."
Harry caught her hand.
"Is this girlish evasion," he asked,
almost sternly, "or the truth?"
Harry Bolton looked into the tear
flushed face, and took the other little
"Estella," he said, "do you guess
why I was leaving America?"
She shook her head.
'Because I could not see the girl I
loved married to another. Am I too
old t0 iovej Estella?'
"Too old to be loved T'
"You are not old at all.
"Estella, can you love m?"
She made no reply Harry drew
her closer to him and repeated the
question ; then tbe answer came in the
lowest, faintest whisper,
"I love you better than my life; it
would kill me to part with you.'
Harry BjI ton. won his treasure.
A week cfter ha sailed for Enrone
but not alone. It was his wedding
trin and Estella. his vmm and lovelv
bride, was with him. JFaeH Aa
Fame is like a shaved pig with
creased tail, and it is only after it has
slipped through the hands of some
thousands, that some fellow by good
lnck holds on to it.
To make a drum stick Set it on
the h;ad of a tar barret
tlio UI1 !..
On the seventh day God ended his
On the seven1 h month Noah' ark
touched the ground
in seven days a dove was sent.
Abraham pleaded seven times for
Jamb nmnnrxl r. t
- j v w a-a utijo iui W
Jacob served seven years for Rachel,
And yet another seven more,
Jacob was pursued a seven day's
journey by Laban.
A plenty of seven yearj aad a
famine of seven years were foretold in
in Pharaoh's dream by seven 'at and
seven lean beasts, and seven ears of
full and seven ears of blasted com.
On the seventh day of the seventh
month the children of Israel fasted
seven davs and remained seven days
in their tent.
Eveay seven daya the land rested.
Every seventh year the law was
r.-ad to the people.
lu the d is t ruction of Jericho seven
persons bore seven trumpets seven
days. On the seveuth day they anr-
rounded the walla seven times, and at
the end of the seventh round the wal a
Sol )mon was seven years building
the temple, and fasted seven days at
In the tabernacle were seven lamps.
The golden candlestick had seven
Naaman washed seven times in the
Job's friends sat with him seven
days and seven nights, and offered
seven bullocks and seven rams for an
Our Saviour spokes even times from
the cross on which he hung seven hours,
and after his resurrection appeared
Ii the Revelation we read of sevn
churches, seveu candlesticks, seven,
stars, j-even trua pets, sven plagues,
seveu thunders, seveu angel, and a
It is not always the achiever of no
toriety iu any art, profssiou, or calling,
that can justly prefer a legitimate
claim to distinction, in the world's
estimation Some writer, indeed,
whose name we forget, but whose
knowledge of human nature was alike
profound and accurate, has remarked
that "men of greatest minds are those
of whom the noisy world hears least.
Certain it is that' distrustful sense,"
or diffidcucc, the accompaniment so
often of deep research and profound
iuvestigation, has a decided tendency
to shrink from too close contact
with even an appreciative to ssy
nothing of a public at once unappre-
ciatlve and unobservant-ita almost
morbid solicitude beiog to pursue, in
quiet and alone, its researches and in
That an individual of this descrip-
whose chief design it is to "shut out
the world, and "let no passion stir,
(uot even that of a love of renown)
should be apt to despise the public
and its ways, is not much to be won
dered at; for, depend upon it. however
ambitious, of genuine 'fame such a
character may be, he will never culti
vate undue intimacy with the public as
a means of securing the same The
lover of notoriety, on the other hand,
whose unceasing aspiration! are ever-
lastingly at work to secure recognition
on the part of the public, lets no op-
portunity pass of flaunting before that
publio'i eye bis wonderful achieve-
men" in . , ?T- .J , ,
whatnot; ana snouia m. mue woria
- i , , , ... t
- ooaers-tm oewaj crv .o
i expression oi approval, or anweanw
pursuer of notoriety would, (we were
a going to aay) "blush to find it fame,"
I but no, on mature reflection, we should
lather say he would beooaie at once
I intoxicated witi Tanity and prttump-
tion, assuming airi of superiority and
condecenwon inch as would be well
caculatedto strike with equal rever-
nee and awe the astonished beholder.
(Sointo tho IoutlMt.
1 like to come across & nan with
the tooth-ache. There something so
pleasant about advising him to stnflf j
cotton in it, to ue camphor, creosote.
peppermint and "relief, that I always
feel better after giving iu
I hav been there, had an aching
snag, and 1 know just how it fcls. It
usod to wake me up nights, and make
me mad at noon, and set me to swear-
uig. early in the morning. I didn't
meet man r woman but what they
advised me. One said that a hot
knitting-needle pushed down on the
root was excellent, another si id that
opium was at. excellent thing, and
others said that it must be dug out by I
If I sat down to dinner, that old
tooth began to growl. If I went to
bed, or got up, or went tor a party, or
stayed at home, it growled just the
It wasn't always a growl; aomctimei
it was a jump that made my hair stand
up, and again a sort' of cutting pain
that made me make up faces at the
baby, and slam doors, and break win
dows. I ate cotton, peppermint, cam-
phor and opium, until 1 got black in
- - -
the face, and that old song kept right I
on. I put bags of hot ashes to mv I
cheek, applied mustard, held my head I
in the even, took a sweat, and the ache
After the third week ncignbors
didn't dare let their bovs pas mv
house, and tin peddlers, and book
cauvassers went around on another
street, I was becoming a menagerie,
and at last I decided to have my tooth
out. I decided to, and then I dect
ded not to. I changed my mind four
times in one afternoon, and at last I
The dentin was glad to see me.
He said that if he eould not take that
too'.h out withoua hurting me he would
give me a million dollars. It got
easier as he talked, and I concluded
not to have it pulled. I started down
stairs, but a jump caught me and I
rushed back. He said he would look
at it; perhaps it did not need pulling
at all, but he could kill the nerve,
By dint of flattery he got mc in tlic
chair. Then he softly inserted a knire
aud cut away the gums. I looked op
and said I would kill him, but he beg
ged me not to ; said the cutting was all
the pain there was to it. He finally
got me to lay back and open my mouth,
and then he slipped in his forceps, and
dosed tliem around the tooth.
" Ohsordorordonbordosoforsor !' I
cried, but he didn't pay any attention
to it. He drew io a full breath, grasp
ed the forceps tightly, and then he
Great spoons ! but dida't it seem as
if mj head was going! I tried to shout,
grappled at him, kicked, and then he
held up the old snug, and said :
" There ! I guess you won't fed any
I leaped dwn and hugged him. I
promised him ten million dollars. I told
him to make my home his house forev
er. I bagged him again. I shook
hands with everybody on the street,
kissed my wife, bought the baby a doxro
rattle-boxes in a heap, and it seemed to
me .as if the world was too small for me,
I was so happy .
Frlcrlitciictl to !(itli
I Monsieur Berger, a Fanjitn, lout his
wife m 1866, a very beautiful aod
youthful woman, whom he had married
I but taree years before, lie became
qa ncarvoroaen over bis joss, ana
nas sincerely mourn eu lor nis wixe ever
since, living in the same suite of rooms
where she died, and keeping everything
sacredly as she had left it. A few weekj
since a singular occurrence happened
in that suite of rooms, forming a moat
tragic ending to the constancy of the
His wife's sister, at the time of her
marriage, was a small girl, but she had
inoe expanded into a strikingly hand-
some woman. Nine years had ripened
fjCe and f-'ra tn Y f
womanhood. For years tdie had tot
seen Monsieur Berpr, but btin-.ia
he resolved to call odou Lim. and
came tut &w days since U his apart-
n,enti where she knocked at the door.
Tno a rrant was not at band, and
M. Merger opeuod the door himself.
She entered the apartment,' calling
him by name, and lifted her ?aiL'
M Do you not recognise it?" she
asked. - t ;
"My wifeT' alma acriamed the
excited widower. v
" No, no, MouMcur," she said, lootfi
She L dead ! she is dead ! : -
" Monaiear ! Monsieur !' ' sail the
JounK wmn, striving to iiuict him.
l ter 'I1 '" houtel the wid-
Nay, Monsieur ; will you not listen
for one moment to me ?" ' 1
A ghol ! a ghost !" hd shoo ted.
The sUter-io-Iaw became frightefold
as she saw M. IWger'a excitement.
44 Help ! help r - he exclaimed. v , .
In vain were her effort to soothe the
half-distracted man, who rushed toward
a large portrait hanging upon the wall, :
and which was a Iife-liko picture ot his'
departed wife. For a moment he look
ed first at the sister and then at the
P'nlino ,lB chwpcd hand anJawtld
"Passion in his eyes. Then he once
moPe hried at th top of W Voice i
Help! A ghost! a ghost P 'lie
then fell upon the floor shaking in ev
ery limb. . ;:!
The neighbors hurried !n and'' at
tempted to lift him op, but M. Bergr
was uVaxL V. Y. Weekly.
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