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J' RAN KLIN COUIUEK.
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LOUISBUIIG, N. C.,-. FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 1876.
DAVIS & COOKE,
MT'YS and COUNSELLORS at LA?
LOUISI5UEO, FIUNKI INCO. N.C.
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Jin, Granvdh-. Wiincn,nd, Wuk- (. ur.
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Carolina fnd the U. 3. Gin-nit arid Dis
trict Couits. N' 7 -tf
W. H. SPENCER
Written fo the CouKii:u.j
CAl'T. BERKING S CAI'T IVITV.
BY JAMES A DAVIS,
ATTORY AT LAW,
. FllAJNK LINTON, N. C.
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Will practice in the court rf.ths GtU
Irmr,nt Httcntion CtVen tlhr ell
(ion f cminia.
53 i' ! :. 53
"Watchmaker ami. Jew-
VINT. V;ii-!us :nd .MvcJ y of tin t
i:inHl:t tiNanl at Hie l)vi- t i i-.
All xviiik pi-iMU :illy att.Mi:l( ;l t; ami vur
il r.3 Syramove St. , I'cloivburt:, W
"go CTlTTjlf IT
Tramp ! tramp ! trump !
The army of Northern Virginia
was encamped on .a beautiful bluff
on the - northern side of the Poto:
nnse, and the continued bustle and
hurry in the Confederate camp, told
that preparations were being made
In the 'Federal quarters also,
time seemed to be nem as a precious
jewel, and -as tlie bright orb of day
''hied him home" behind the low
range of hills to" the westward; his
steady glow .shone upon the fea
tin es of m my a brave soldier, that
ere the setting of " another sun
would rest -free, from the cares and
toils of the busy .work aday
. The little town Tof Sharpsburg
which sjave the Confederates name
to the battle, which was to ensue,
basked itself in the last rays of a
golden sunlight and when at lost
twilight, nad shut in, the two armies
seemed to be holding themselves in
readiness for battle.
First amongst a little detachment
patting her on the cheek. " I will
take every possible precaution to
aVoid danger,-'' and vith these
Words the subject of "death" was
dispel !H?d With."
Captain Herring lingered until a
late hour and, when at length he
rose to depart,, a kiss betrayed the
secret that was held sacred in their
hearts, and he moved away con
scious of the pair of tearful blue
eves that were watching hhn from
the window perhaps for the last
time, no one knew and who could
As he stole cautiously down the
banks of the rushing IVtcmac,
st ran ire thoughts were forcin.fr them
selves upon his mind; aiid Captain
Dening was soon lost in reverie.-
H.e gazed out upon the wonderously
beautiful panorama of nature never
so lovely and charming, as when
viewed .in the calm stillness of a
moon light night. - " .
The constant dash, dash of the
great river as it rolled on its way to
ward the sea seemed to be ' laden
with the echoes of frth-c6ming
events; and Captain. Dei-ring's
mind wandered on and on .through
time and space The events of the
morrow seemed tolx) spread out be
fore him and lie atlectcd a fore-
set again lingered with radiant glow
upon 4 'Sunny-side Farm," and Mol
lie Fairfield; pale, care worn and
miserable, paced the green in front
of her home. r
The events of that great battle
in which she had lost so much, were
alwavs before her, written as it
were in letters of living life. Cap
tain Derring had never been heard
of since then, ami he was. rembnr
bered only as a brave soldier who
laid down his life" for his countrys
She was walking leisurelv back
ward and forwards: the vellow
leaves falling in dense profusion
around her when a servant came
briskly up and handed her a note;
there were only a few, words writ
ten on the narrow ttrip of paper,
and they were these:
"Moll:e.'' My captivity is over,
and I am coming to you.
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r-V Knvr nd'lfd to our stock rt p'- n
did. .lOlJ lMiKS vvith an hi:i".
i'c-l.ction f ! ill 1 salts'
I.Url VC aC I OW pi c)U:tl to.rUj
f soldiers, who were leisurely dis
cussing the probable issues of the
following dov was a tall haiuUome
dark eyed man far.rdinrly known
throughout camp as Captain Harry
IViTring. His -thrilling adventures
and'daring exiloits in spying out
the position and '-strength of the
encmv, had won for 'hint the title of
together will i a
Mic read it again
Vjceoining apparently satisfied that
it was nothing , more than a hoax,
SQr.ie one had practised rd her ex
pense; she crushed the note in her
hand and threw it to the ground,
as she did so a hdl dark
haired man came through the gate-
knowledge of all that would happen, way and with rapid stride approach-
In die ueahst and ltst manner.
S vi U n1 -il n t tend Y '"r
WDUK N -nil, 1t we will d ) ii lu-t-ft-
vvi 11 -a tnl chtft j hs you can g'.t il clac-
WlitTf. 1 '
Whitelaw & Crowder,
Marble & Stone
enviable' re-pntat ion.
c 1 in a.bccoming suit ;' grey, with
.a drooping. haT,. ""caught up with a
.sniad. star and ' t.ecoratcd - with a
plume. Nearly everybody in norlh
( rn Virginia had at seme time or
oMiers en" the daring Captain, and
obtained the impression- oi a face
and form not easily '-forgotten.
For some minutes he conversed
freelv with- his -companions, then
turning abruptly away', he moved 3'if
down a narrow path which led to a
plantation, - -situated-sonic distance
from ".-.the town of Sharpsburg-
lcpown- as " sunny-sidc-tiirni," and
owned bv one colonel John Fair
field. What coul l he be. going
there for?" The soldiers cast sig
nificant glances at each other as he
passed them, but still he pressed on
whistling a popular military air
wih as much complacency as if he batteries.
He thought he could hear the
roar of cannon, the rattle of musket
ry, could see his own lifeless body1
all covered with wounds ami with
blood, lying in a:: out of d he-way-place,
o.nd afar oil' like the strains
of some enchanting melody, he
thought he coqld hear the echoes of
a maidens wail sounding aloft, above
the noise and tumult of battle.
Tramp .1 tramp! tramp!, the
sentinels tread became more distinct
and brushing thee troublesome
thoughts from his mind, Captain'
Derrinir entered the Confederate
lines. - '
. No attack was made during the
night and as the morning of. the
11th rf September broke, the bat
teries of both armies opened fire,
and the battle was commenced by
"fighting Joe Hooker," attacking
with a corps of 18,000 men on the
Confederate deft; and throughout
the entire dav the action raged with
cd her. Her face changed to an
ahv whiteness as lie came nearer,.
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and through her trembling lips came
the word.s '-Can the grave give-top
A benevolent man is a happy
man; he cannot be otherwise, for
it is a universal law of nature to be
made happy by making others j-o.
Those evil passions, such as envy,
hatred, malice pridfc and like, do
net exist in the heart of a benevo
lent man. These malign passions
are found within the heart of the
selfish man, and lead him to decep
tion, fraud, murder, or c?hcr
crimes of f he most heinous nature.
Yea, the very worst elements of
such a one's nature are in activity
The benevolent man has a heart
cleansed from all those evil passion
that would have a tendency to
cause him to commit an act of in
justice. He lives to make others
happy, for their happiness is his,
and he thus realizes the vcritv of
the Divine assertion. "It is more
blessed to give than receive." Bun
van once put the following riddle
into his own peculiar verse :
''There was a man, though some
did count mad.
The more he gave away the more
The benevolent man has -no diffi
culty ia finding its solution, for he
h a s al re a dy 1 e a r ued t h a t for every
act. oi lmcralitv lie nas received a
rich reward; and it not m like,
which is often the case, it has been
'Not Morn toOootlJLuclc.
A correspondent, in bewailing hU
mifortune, mjs : "l)ut I rraa cot
born to gr.l luck, au !n, . I sur.posc, I
must put up with- the lad huk vLich
lias followed n;e all iav life.
In the ordinary course of life, there
is no such thing ad luck. Indeed, it is
a matter of absolute fact and demon
strated that great eu-Juring euccss, as
well as average proscrity, comes from
the exercise of ir.Hl iudiretuent. backed
up by industry, economy, patience, and
Says 1 Pcrley1 in .ons of la letters
frcia the-city of Mexico: . ,
One morning our otimalle fellow
traveler Hon. William alter Phclpi,
who u the m-st of Mr. Piumb, fjt
rather inJirifed aud thought ho would
not rise eailj. When he did Icate lib
bed, he found j iuned to hu dressing
table a piece of taper on which his Lost
"You were sleeping $q soundly that
I thought lwould not tfako jou " W
self-denial. MoreoTer, exrrieoee has My tlwt I had to po ..ut to keen an n
abundantlj ihown that, in tlic long run,
nothing dots a man a??y real, substan
tial cKd, ft.r -srnicb he "doci "not, in
some way, pay .a fair price.; Whit is
called luck is usually a mora running
gagement. Should jou need anything
c;dl upon Jesus.''
This apparently detent advice rathfr
gtaggcml Mr. IMie'jts until it occurred
to hiru that the servant man of his host
in ccdc to lortune, ana lite greater tho bore the name of the Saviour. It is
seeming luck, the heavier the real in- not uncommon to fmd'uif n and women
cuimVianco; To whom much is given thus bearing tie namo of Jmui, ;to
much is required; and the eternal, rcq- which the nam-a of ftinta re often
uLition is inexorable, and must be met. added with a disreprd of rules ofgeri.
Unhappy the man who h had a der often perplexing. The' Mexicans,
lortune left him dropped down ujon 1 likes the Spaniards, fancy Jen LMi
him, as it were from the t-kios which
he does not know how to use so as to.
get any real advantage out of it How
often, iu such a ease, his "god luck,"
as he calls it, is only "a heritage of
sounding name, and lots of tbcui.
A rural editor, wishing to be scYcro
ajon an exchange, remarks: "The
fcubj-crd er of the in thi place tried
woe," and ultimately proves to be his a few'days ago, Ujcarryjhotne lard in a
copy of t haLyapcr; but, ; oo leaching
huie, found that the concentrated iio
own and his general ruin.
had changed it to soap."
One of the most amun develon-
in the true enjoyment of doing good, mcnts which hare been made iu Boslon
came to light not long since. A local
NEW YE Alt'S
hope was '"the brhlge across the
Antietam," and it was with diffi
culty he maintained his hold of it'
until night-fall, when the Confed
erates withdrew into their former
positions, satbficd to have driven
The Loudon correspondent of the
Liverpool "Tost" writes: A great
number-of comical stories pre be-
n:g toiuiusr nowanout uie vngincs
of a verv eccentric, verv 'wealtliv,
and if report be true very hand
some young lady, residing in a rural
district'not verv far from London.-
As' may be hn;igiuod, fdic l!ns plentv
of sudors, and tno devices sne lias
adopted to get rid of them would
read lile a fairy tale. She general-.
lv trives. her importunate lovers
omeabsui'd and impossible thing
to do,' the condition bcibg that if
thev fail thev shall trouble her no
more. It ; is whispered that a cer-.
tain well-known member of parlia
ment is not iudiiicrent to ncr charms
or lier fortune," and that one night
whiip a, great debute was in pro
gress the lady dispatched her amor
ous swain,' .with a blackened face
and making others happy by ten
fold. Conclusively evcrv benevo
lent man, by experience, has found
that uets of benevolence bring
home to his heart happiness and
jo'-whic-h the cares of this world
can neither give nor take away.
I r7niTT m. ii rvt m
5 111 fill
The following sermon was preach
ed by a clown, in a circus that was
exhibiting in one of our country
towns in this State. There is a
good deal of bitter truth in it:
"My friends, we have taken in
about six h undred dollars here to
day, more, I venture to say than
any minister of the Gospel in this
town will receive for a whole year's
service. A large portion of this
money was given by the church
members, as a large portion of this
audience is composed of members
of the church. And yet when your
preacher asks you for money to aid
in supporting the Gospel, you say
you arc too poor to give anything.
Burnside under the shelter of his and striped coat, and a big roll of Vet you come here to hear me talk
Kaleigh. N C.
Persons wfdin:r o purchase llfnd-
KtoneB r Monument.-, inn m o nad con
sult with our Mr. Whit, liw, at Mr.
il, A. btini'i boardiitg uo'use.
; rlviiH: Session 1 870,
tt BEGIN MONDAY JAN. 17
i .- -
TERMS PER SESSION OF 20 WEEKS'
Half ia ASmce.
IttgnUr J3oglibh Course, $12.50 to $t 5
Classical do f;-25
Board, ' , 50
patrons of this school wilt,j.lea
tako notic. that tuition wih le charm d
from ;he dy of- ndmiss-iouto tiie cud
of the session, without hpt lelucii--n
for lobt iim-, unliiH anaugemeut be
made to enter for bm! stssion by pay
; eg In advance.
. Wm.'J, KING, Priacipa'.
never expected to engage in another'
srreat battle. ' , -
On nearing the gateway which
led up to the house he was met. by
Colonel. Fairfield's daughter, a tall
strangely beautiful cftrl, with some
thing of a mtdancholly expression
about the eyes, which rather than
not, lent an additional charm. to her
Alter a foi niai exchange of greet-'
jngs, the twain entered the quaint
old building, and seating them
selves on a curiously fashioned
settee, eacl? seemed to be waiting
for. thcother to speak. It soon be
came evident' from their manner
that something was .weighing heavi
ly upon the minds of each; yet a
casual observer could not have told
When the firing had ceased, for
some hours a perfect calm stole over
the field of battle, and the moon
sailing majestically through the
heavens, 'kissed the faces of the
dead with her silvery rays; long and
frightful shadows crept out from
the trees and shrubs, and mingled
themselves with others, yet more
frightful and dismal farther beyond.
All was Silent and still, nv sound
rode upod the. whispering breezes
save one, ami that the tread of a
,.i . 4.1. i
mujio uiiuit v a-u uiin, iu uic cms- nnns.nQo T am n fonl hnowzn T
, r - . C !? f'iA. 1.. 1. T I
this approved Christy minrtiel style b it You to bc
ne presenteii inmseii uciore tue out
raged and indignant janitors.
papr sys: It appe-rs that a' French
man, Ch .rles Lagarh'ero, lias furuied an
independent Masonic lodge among the
bviVs.' and lui.s run tho :ifl"iiirs of tht
lodge to suit himself. He asserted lm
right, as a worker in (he ScottUh Bite,
to orgauiz ! a lodge entirely independ
ent of tho Grand Lodge of Boston, and
having found two or three to help him
in his plans, succeeded in making fitly,
three persons Wieve in hi pretensions;
ne inijici uii! incn mro vanou "an-
grees" for a fee of S10, but the charter
which he promised to supply did not
come. Difference arouse between him
self and the brethren finally, n sus
picion of being an impostor, Lagarlicre I ol this drprnment of my btutwef, to
was rrestel aud held for triL It U I that I can ofltr such
doubtful how correct the hiau is in his
claims, but that he is not wholly igno
rant of the STcrcts of Masonry soim-j
evident Tho xm-mbers vthoikhc initia
ted a.-scrt those of- othe." lod-'es
reeognircd their signs, grips and pass
words as all right. J.agarlierc says tho
whole affuir.is a conspiracy, an 1 he frill
expose the miacreants of tlie Grand
Lodge in his statement in court
Having recently finished a warehome
for the accomodation ot nrj growing'
I take pleasure in iu forming tho pub-
lie that I shall make a
B A R ft A I N S-
in Eicon and Flour, no on: will dcir
to go tUcwhcre even to Inquire price.
Every pound of ; .
A. Social ISIokkIii
These bewildered othcials. under
the belief that the honorable gentle
man had been dining too much,
lugged him awav. andiu suite of his
protests, clapped him into a cab
and sent himoiftobis loggings.
Last Sunday the . lady herself indul
ged in a pi ank which has greatly
SC.indalizel the gossips of tho
neighborhood. She went to church
yet you support mc m my lolly, .Show us an intelligent family of
But perhaps you say you did not boys and girls, and wc shall show
come to see the circus, but the ani- you a family where newspapers and
mats; why hd you not look at periodicals are plentiful. Nobody
them and go away? Why did you who has been without these silent
stay V) hear my nonsense? Now is private tutors can know their odu
this not a pretty place for Christians cational power for good and for evil.
to be m! Do you not feel ashamed 1 Hare you never thought of tho in-
sold ib all be guaranteed aoua ajid
every barrel of -'
On. . she came like a phantom" -in the "morning, and immediately
shadow, her eyes bent on the form upon taking her seat opened a
of a dead soldier lying in the path largebright-eolcred parasol, which
before her, with mingled' hope and
fear she approached him. and gaz
ing down upon the once beautiful
that there was anything beyond face' now covercd wih b,or1 a
mere friendship cxbting between
The silence was at last broken, by
the voice-of the girl
Tliere will' "'be a battle to mor
'Yes, If we are not attacked
through the night, our bat terries.
will-certainly be. opened on or be
fore sun rise in the morning.''
His voice had a peculiar ring to
it as he spoke, and his eyes spark
led with a wild delight,
"Harry I fear,'' and her voice
was very tender; 'that you will
incur some unnecessary risk, that
Send your job work to the COU BI will cause your death."
single trace ot recognition seemed,
yet to be left her notwithstanding
the disfigured condition of the
features, and a strange voice ai
pcared to whisper in accents deep
"Dead! dead! dead!
Oh ! Potomac, Potomac, thy
shores are symbols' of bloodshed
and war; and thy waters the ele
ments of poetry and song.
Seven short years had intervened
.sines the battle of Sharpsburg had
been fought, and many and sad
were the - changes that had come
6vcr the land since then.
she persisted in holding over her
head through the entire service,
notwithstanding theentreatics and
threats of the vergers and a Connie
of church wardens, who were sum
moned to remonstrate with her.
During the service she amused her
self by twisting the pnrasoi round
and round and cobbing it up and
down, to the mingled horror and
amusement of the beholders. I
believe the viear has since waited on
'the lady, and that more will be
heard rf the matter.
"Fear not for me Mollie, he said
The last rays of an Autumn sun- 1 nient.
Tha stupidest boy thai ever succs--fully
resisted the attempt to propel
the etymology cf tho wtrd baker into
his intellectual system will display
moro ingenuity &al knowle Ige c f
strategy ia robbing an apple orchard
than tho colonel of a uilitia
warranted to prore. f a'.nfactory. . or il
will be taken bock .
Besides tbi very departraeot of my
this, I the most irnnortant rnbli monrM
with which, thus early, our children
He Cleared Her. An amusing: become familiarly acmiainteil: ercat
StOry 13 told Of a back WOodman Who nhilnnthrnnir nnnittna nfiK-.t.
I va auw
of yourselves? You ought to blush numerable topics ofdisension which bueiciss will U kepi up with etptcial
to oe caugra in such a place as they suggest at the breakfast tabic, can. acd with etpeeial tIw to tha
bardeu of tie timcf , ao that tho
. - - .
Least Money v
will boy the
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at my itore.
Low Prices tho great
E. W. FULLEItU
saw a carpet for the first time in
the home of a city friend. He was
somewhat confused at first, think
ing it was some kind of ornament
probably an oil painting but per
ceiving a bare place at the further
end of the room, stepped back a
few . pates, and with, a running
jump, struck the floor about six
inches from the edge of the carpet.
When his heels struck the lloof,
he fell back, but quietly arose, and
alter looking with complacency at
the distance he ' had leaped, ex
claimed: 4Uy gosh, I cleared her!
which unconsciously their attention
is awakened, and the general spirit
of intelligence which is cohered by
by these quiet visitors ?
Anything that maes home pleas
ant, cheerful and chatty, thin the
haunts of v:ce;aud the. thoe.and
and" one avenue. of temptation,
should crbiiuly ho regarded when
wc consider its intfuencc on the
mind of the youDga.-? a great moral
and sjcial bleed ng.
She used to keep bits pf broken
china aud crockery piled up in i con
venient corner of the closet and when
a&ed her rcasou for preserving tech
domestic lumber fche shot a - lurid
glat.ee at her hubaid and merely re
maikcd : "He knows what thean's for.
A young gentleman gut neatly oat
of a Sno ecrapa with h'u intended.
She teuzed him with ha-rif.T LL-sesl two
young lacied cl some party at which
f-he was not present. He owned up to
it. bat Raid that their united ages only
made twenty-one. She wmple-mtodtd
girl thought of ten and eleven, so
lauhed off her pout. Ho did u4 ex
plain that one was ninctceu and the
other two years o! age. an c t art
All peraons are hereby warned cot to
Lire or employ fjrummond Xes as h
wu tubd to nje lor court - &Jt. aad
baa only pt up -in part. JLoy. un
hiring r empl.fjwc asid D re m mood
Ntal nithuui my consent will do it at
their own btzzird a the otmoit pen
ally cf ttelw will be enforced' tgainst
. v j63nUA PEBRY.