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l'UBUSIlED RVFRT FWD-T I
s liouiflburg, N. C
Geo. SVBater EJ,. & Projrletor.
Xtates of Subscription In ranee
For one year,
For fix months,
For three "
JDVIS & COOKE.
ATT'YS ail COUNSELLORS at Ll'f
LOUIRDUBO, FRANKLIN CO. N.C.
"Will attend the Court! of NaaJi,Frar.k
lin, Oraovillf. Warren,and Wake (Vim
tie, also tbc8apreme Court t N-rth
Carolina and the U. 9. Circuit and dU
net Court?. Ni 7 -tf
"W. H. SPENCER
A.T 31 .A- "W,
ATTORNEY; AT LAW.
- FlU-KVLTHIOM, N. C.
"Will practice io the courts of the 6ti
Prompt attention given to the collec
tin of claims. No 50 - tf
53 " .') ,
Wiltcll milker and JCW-
Vf-ift Wiitcln' and Jewol-y or tho be
Munuftctor tnvl at the Iciwmt u; ice.
All' A-nik iH-ronidly attended to and war
rn-.ie il . '
il 53 riymmorc St., PctcrKbuiy.Vj
1 JOB OFFICE.
We have added to our ftock a plcn
did JOD PKESS, with an iega'
nl'-ction of tjxs of th? Hteet atylea.
at we are now prepared to d
in tho ncatrst and beet maimer.
8 yu ned not send vonr IOH
WORK N rth, for we will d, it just n
welt and cbtap as jou can get it elac
wiere. JXTTEft IIE.D,
Whitelaw & Crowder.
Marble & Stone
Raleigh, N C.
Persons wishing to purchase Head
tonea or Mooumentf, t an ee and con
sult with oiir lr. Whit, law, at Mr.
J. A. Stone's boarding house.
, CASTALIA MALE
WILL BEGIN MONDAY JAN. 17
TERMS PER SESSIOH OF 20 WEEKS.
Hair in AdT!r
Pcgalar Eeglish Course, f 12.50 ta 813
Vlaaaical . do f ao
Patrona of this school will please
tako uoiice, that tqitipn will be charged
from tbe day oi admission to tne rna
of the seeaion, without any deduction
lor lost litne, unites airangement be
made to enter for halt seasion by pay
Wm. j. KINO, Principal,
Send your job work to,tho COURI
GEO. S. BAKER,
BY C. A. W.
A popular fallacy regarding the
veritable sonrce of true happiness,
results in dissatisfaction of life, and
perpetual complaint concerning cir
cumstances bestowed. A most com
mendable characteristic of the nu
merous ingredients that go to make
a human character, is'thef posses
sion of a propensity to look con
stantly upon the bright sideand to
make the best of everything in its
natural course. It is not the pos
session of affluence that brings true
enjoyment; little acts of kindness
to the deserving; aileetionatc an
swers to turn away wrath, and the
public mHnifestation of a truly
Chrigtlan-likc and conscientious
spirit, go further towards securing
that desirable state of things thai
all othcr'supposed causes combined-
While wealth rcnJer?' aeessible
many little things calcuiited to
give bodily ease and comfort, all
the gold contained in. the universe
cahuot purchase' peace of mind and
rest of soul. lie who' has i iches
may secure influence in the social
world, and be surrounded by all the
luxuriougnoss and splendor that
wealth can bestow; yet- what
auotitits the occupancy of a gilded
palace, if the- art of contentment
does not exist in the bosom ol the
possessor of ir. The horny-handed
son of toil, fatigued by hours "f
wearying labor, met upon the
threshold by his hnppy family circle,
with all the lavishing attentiveness
of pure arid unalloyed affection,
cm thank God that he has health
and strong arms to gain daily sus
tenance for his loved ones; tind for
what is cminentlv more valuable
than all the riches ol' the world a
truly contented and satisfied dis
position. VaiIim oi'Toil.
Idleness docs not mean happiness
by any means, though many young
people think that, an idle life must
be a pleasant one; but there are
none who enjoy so little, and are
sueh burdens to thempelvcs as those
who have nothing to do. Thege
who are obliged to work hard all
day enjoy their short periods of rest
and recreation so much tnat they
are apt to think if their whole lives
were pont in rest antl recreation,
it would be the most pleasant af all.
But this is a sad mistake, as they
would soon find out if they made a
trial of tho life they think so agree
able. One ,who is never busy can
never enjoy ret; for rest implies a
relief from previous labor; and if
our whole time was spent in amus
ing ourselves, we should find it
more wearisome thin tne naruest
Recreation is onl3 valuable as it
unbends us, the idle can know noth
ing of. Many people leave ofl busi
ness and settle down to a life of en
joyment; but they generally find
that tbey ac not nearly so happy
as they were before, and they are
often glad to return to their old
occupations to escape the miseries
We ihould make it a principle to
extend the hand of friendship to
every man who discharges faithfully
hU duties, and maintains good or
der, who miifests a deep interest
in the welfare of society, whose de
portment is upright, whose mind is
intelligent, without stopping to as
certain whether he swings a ham
mer or draws a thread. There is
nothing so distant from all natural
claims as the reluctant recognition,
the backward sympathy, the forced
smile, the checked conversation,
the hesitating compliance, which
the well off aro apt to manifest to
U104 Je lower down.
Editor and Proprietor
L0U1SBUHG, N. C,
Organizing; f the Forty
F.om the Detroit Free Press.
Saturday, when ''Big English'' saw
that it was going to be a lonesome day
for the boot-blacks, he set his head to
work to devUe so'nething to break the
monotony. ' About 1 0 o'clock he got
4 number of boys into t e a ley behind
the Post Office," and" organized the
' Forty fifth Congress." 'Big English
is a regular reader of the daily papers,
and he is a great organizer. It took
him but fifteen rainutea to get the
.if i M,e .i
"tiouse ana "senate running so
smoothlyhat lawyers and others look
ed dovyn from their windows with great
"Who's a har?" yelled a whhe-headed
boy, as he jumped up.
Oh, dry up!" shouted l;8ixth Ward
"Put him out- he was in the rebel
army!' called a boy from Grand River
"Sumo one clubbed my dog fifteen
years ago. and I can never forgive him'
howled Strawberry Bob.
"t it out trie records ana less sec
who was loyal," put in King's boy. .
Big EoglLsh rapped on his box to
restore order, but King Tommy threw
up his hat and yelled;
"I moves for the uizes and the no-
e can't gag mJ'' shouted a lathy
boy from Windsor"
t "Less have a salary grab,' pifd a
Congress street boy .
"The pc.pul won't staud . V
"Ain't we the pecpul?' demanded a
boy on the railing."
"Are we one country?''askod the
Speaker as he rose up.
. 'I arc, but you ain,t ." yelpod
"Do(n't one flag float for us ajl ?''
con inued the Speaker?
"It does about tax time !"! screamed
a cross-eyed j outh from Springwells
Someb dy kieked the honoaide
sPjakcr. He then struck the honora
b!e gentleman from Wisconsin. The
hononble gentleman from Wisconsin
smashed at the honorable gontleman
from Geogia and hair stood up and coat
tails stood out. When the row had
quieted down, the honorable Speaker
"It was pretty good f r the fust time
thoueh vou didn't abuse each other
How o. Gmnprer Adver
The Bangor " Whig" tells the
following good story in connection
with the recent meeting of gran
gers in that city: During theses
sions of the State Grange, Patrons
of Husbandry, in this city, the
place of meeting was filled with
fanner their wives and fair
daughters and some young batche
lor farmers, who of course, were
anxious that the fair damsels should
know that they yearned for some
one to make brighter the farmhouse
for them, superintend the dairy
and darn the stockings of their
spouses. But Just how to pass
round this information to the young
ladies wan t known. Finally it
came about in one instance in the
following amusing manner: The
roll wag called, and those who
hrought tholr wives and daughters
were asked to answer "Here and
wife," or "Hero, wife, and daugh
ter," as Uae case might be. A large
number cf names had been called
and every one turned to sec who
answered, and each time the 'Here
was followed by an addenda; but
at last came a name well call John
Smith, and the young ladies all
turned their eyes to where a tall,
angular young fanner sat. He
turned red, stammered, coughed,
anil finally recovering himself, an
swered, ''Here and single," and
after the session they made the
young man unhappy by accusing
him of adversisiB for a wife,
FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 1 1 , 1876.
He leaned against the corner ofS ee
building and looked lonely.
.'You got a line on dis house, isn't
you? said a pompous-looking darkey
who came out of tho St. Charlea Ho-
There was no reply. The disconso
late looked against the wall unly sighed
'Hullo, Sam!' exclaimed the hotel
magnate, slush-cook, or something else,
in a tone of recognition what's de
Tsh de most unhappiest nigger iu de
whole world, replieed Sam, without tho
i . . .
least emotion or movement of his eyes. I
'Been 'featedin de' leetion?
'Gai kicked you? !
'No, no, no.'
'You knowI isn't when I long to de
'Been gambling, I speck.
' And got busted?'
. 'Plum busted. Wiut you ever seed;
.i a i i
au ocsiues Dein an arpnan, 1 m tur I
away from home.'
'Well it serves you risrlit. You had
no bu.-iaess to gamble lessen you had a
'Well, dat's what's de matter. I
was too eartin.'
'Of de 'lection. I was tolerable well
satified of a sartinty, and I planked up
on de Publicans. Mr. Smith he 6ays
to me, I bet you if de white folks is
two hundred strong and votes one wav,
and de niggers is five hundred strong
and voted solid de other when it comes
to coutin' de whie folks is gwine to be
ahead, dou't know nuffiu bout rifme-
tick, but I jest bet him two dollars dat
couldn't be so.
But how was you gwine to prove
'I never stopped to consider dat but;
dis morning Mr. Smith he enm to ma,
and he say 'Jim, de lection returns is
all in, and de State is dono ((one Dem
ocratic by sevou million majority, and
dem two dollars is mine," Course I
couldn't say puffin after dat; and dat's
how cum me busted. Vicksburg Her
aid. IL.it tie Tiling.
Little words arc the sweetest to
herr; little charities fly furthest, and
stay longest on the wing; little
flakes are ; the stillest; little hearts
tho fondest; and little farms the
best tilled. Little books arc the
most read,7 and little songs the
dearest loved. And when nature
would make anything especially
rare and beautiful, she makes it
little little pearls, little diamonds,
little dew. Agar'3 is a model of
prayer, yet it is but a little one, and
the burden of the petition is but for
little. The Sermon on the Mount
is little. Life is made up of littles;
death is what remains of them all
Day is made up of little beams, and
night i3 glorious with little stars.
Io not Xootlvo Tliem,
When the children arc ill, don't
thell them the medicine is nice"
when you know it i3 positively
nauseous; do not induce them to
swallow the dose . under the pre
tence that it is "good," Children
never forget white lies of this sort,
and their confidence, once shaken,
never regains firmness. Better by
far tell them the simple truth, that
it is disagreeable, but 'necessary to
their health, and you desire them to
take it and at once. Ten to one
they will swallow ii with half the
trouble of coaxing and worry of
words, and love you better for your
firm, decided manner. Don't teach
the children bv example to tell
white lies to each other and to their
neighbors. Guard your lips and
bridle your tongue if you desire to
have tho coming generation truth
TERMS : $2.00 per Annum.
Adventure with n. Slinrlc
Paul Boynton, the farcous diver, is
writing sketches of life beneath the
waves for the
uenueman s Magazine
In one of Lis articles he I
i .i m r
tells the following story of a rather un
I was down on a nasty rock bottom
A roan never feels comfortable in one
of them; be can't .tell what big crenturc
may be hiding under the huge quarter
deck se leaves which grow there.. The
firtt part of the time I was visited by a
pocupine fish, which kept sticking its
quills up and bobbing in front of my
hemlet. Soon after, I saw a big shad-
it . jt ,i
ow fall aoroas me, and looking up there
was a shark playing about my tubing.
It makes you feel chilly in the back
when they're about. . He came down to
me slick as I looked up. I made at
him and he sheared off. For an hour
he worked at it, until he conld stand it
no longer. If you keep your head level
it's all right, and you're pretty safe if
they're not on you sharp. This ugly
brute was twenty eet long, I should
think, for when 1 lay down on tin bot-
torn, he 6trechud a considerable way
ahead of me, and I could see him be-
5 n WT T rffl
yona my leet. xnen l waited, incy
must turn over to bite, and my lying
down bothered him, He "warn over
me three er four times, and then
skulked off to a big thicket of seaweed
to consider. I knew he'd coma back
when he set tled his mind. It aecmed
a long time waiting for him. At last
he came viciously over roe, but, like
the time before, too far from my arms.
The next time I had my chance, and
ripped him with my knife as neatly as
I could. A shark always remembers
he's got busiuess some where else when
he's cut, so on thisNellow goes. It is
a curious thing too, that all the sharks
I about will follow in the trail he leaves.
I I got on my hands and knees, : nd as he
swam off I noticed four shadows slip
after him. I saw no more that time.
They did not like my company.
Too much, shaving water
A certain minister having be
come much addicted to drink, his
presbytery had to interfere and get
the minister to sign the pledge. ;
This the minister did, and promised
that he would never again take a
drink under any pretence whatever.
Tho minister certainly kept his
word; but the result was that the
sudden reaction proved too much
tor him, and he took so ill that the
doctor had to be sent for.
The doctor knew the habits of
the man well, and informed him
that he must just begin and take,
his toddy again. This the minister
said he could not do, as ho had
taken the pledge in the presence of
the presbytery. The doctor re
plied that he miglitget a bottle or
two quietly, and that nobody but
himself (tho minister) and the house.
keeper would know any thing about !
"Man," said the minister, "my
housekeeper is worse than all the
the presbytery put together, so
that would not do."
However, it was arranged that
the doctor was to bring in the whis
ky and sugar, and that the minister
was to make up the toddy in his
bed-room with the hot water he al
ways got for shavicg purposes.
The result was tho minister got
speedily well; and one day on going
out, the doctor said to the minister's
"Well, Margaret, your master is
quite himself again."
'.There's nae doet about that,
air " she rcDlied: "he's ouitc weel
in body, but there's something gane
far grang wi his upper story.
'What's wrong there, Margaret?'
asked the doctor.
"Weel, sir, I dinna ken, but he
asks for shaving water six and
seven times i the day., r
W should leam never to interpret bonnet; has broken the brim of his
duty by success. The opposition gmramer hat, which was hanging In
which assail, us Jn the eourw ofbe- eBpboidf and torn about a
dteuee is no evidence that we are mis- -ttfcta,
yard of bugle trionung from anew
The most difl3cult thing to reach
the cas if the dress is hnng
.t . . I
a hurry. I
We think we are safe in saying I
that ho always is in a hurry on such I
occasions. The owner of the dress
is in the eitting-room, serenely en
grossed in a book. 1 '
Having told him that the article
he is in quest oi Is ia her dress-pock
et in the ennboard. she has riisr.har.
ged her whole duty in the matter,
and can fford x
He goes at the task with a dim
consciousness that he has been
there before, but says nothing.
. On opening the cupboard-door,
and finding himself confronted with
a number of dresses all turned in
side out, and presenting a most
formidable front, he hastens back
to ask "Which dress?" and being
told the brown one, and also asked
if she had so many dresses that
there need bo any great effort to
find the right one, he returns to
the cupboard with alacrity, and
soon has hi hands on the brown
It is Inside out. like the rest a
fact he does not notice, however,
till he has made several ineffectual
attempts to get his hand into it
Then he turns it around Tcry
carefully, and passes over the pock
et several times without being
aware of it
A nervous movement of his hands,
and an appearance of perspiration
on Ms forehead arc perceptible.
ne now dives one hand in at the
back, and feeling around, finds a
J place and proceeds to explore it,
when he discovers that he isJbllow
ing up the inside of a lining. The
nervousness increases, also the
. ne twitches the dress on the hook
and suddenly the pocket, plump and
exasperating, comes to view.
There is the pocket in piain view
not only tbe inside, but the out-
side- and all he has to do is to put
his hand right around in tho inside.
and take out the article. That Is
ail. He can't help but smile to
think how near he was to getting
Then he puts his hand around to
the other side, ne does, not feel
the opening. Ho pushes a little
further now he has got .it! ne
shoves the hand down, and is very
much surprised to see it appear
opposite his knees. Ho has made
He tries again; he feeb the en
trance, and glides down it only to
appear again as before, This
makes him open his eyes and
straighten his face.
He feels of the outside of the
pocket, pinches it curiously, lifts it
up, shakes it, and after peering
closely about the roots of it, he
says, "By gracious !" and he com
He does it calmly this time, be
cause hurrying only makes matters
worae. He hauls up breadth after
breadth; goes over them carefully;
gets his hand first into the lining,
then into the air again (where it al
ways surprises him when It appears,
and finally into a pocket, and is
about to cry out !n triumph, when
he discovers that it is tho pocket of
another dress I
He is wild now ! Tho cupboard
air almost, suncs mm. xie ia so
I nervous he can hardly contain him-
I aa! ft lrVr- A VttM AA
DCU- uu uw v w
exaspraungiy in, nc cannot neip
I knt rT it rr t vltn nla !0n(nMl flat
but ."plug" it with his clenched fl3t;
and immediately does it. Being
somewhat relieved by this perfbr
mancc, he has a chance to look
about him, and sees that he has
put his foot through a band-bo
and Into tho crown of his wife's
Advmismenu wH bo fesertcd at
the following rates per tqmra ; ; ,
One Square one time
, 2 00
H three months
Fourth column one year
Half u .
; CO 00
jaclet. ";.v-V ;''"?;::'
Aa all this trouble b due direcflj
to his wife's infatuation In hangtes
up her dress inside out, he imm.
l'tely sUrls alter her cua impetu.
Antlw mw. t,M A .v- i .-
excitedly and Almost profanely in-
timattng his doubts of thcro bein
a pocket In the dress anyway.
The cause of Uie unhappy dis
aster quietly Inserts her hand in
side the robe, and directly brings
it forth, with the sought-for article
in Its clasp.
Ho doesn't know why, bnt this
makes him wilder than anything
else. . '
IIow strange our Ideas of grow
ing old change as wo get on in life!!
To tbe girl in her 'teens tho riper
maiden of twenty-flre seems quite
aged. Twenty-two thinks thirty
five an "old thing. Thirty-fivo
dreads forty, but congratulates her
self, that there may still remain
some ground'to be possessed in tho
fifteen years before the half century
shall be attained. But fifty docs
not by any means give up tho tattle
of life. It feels middle aged and
vigorous, and thinks old age is a
long way in the future. Sixty re
memlcrs those who hare Gone
great things at threescore, and one
doubts if Pa, when he was mar
ried at one hundred, had at all be
gun, to feel himself an did man. It
is the desire of life in us which
makes us feel young so long.
A. I-lttlo Olrl'si Observa
"Ain't you cxprlsjd to see me?"
said a five-year-old girl, as eho
tripped into my house in the midst
of a .rainstorm. 'The rain fell all
over me like It fell down through a
strainer, and I shooked it off, but
it won't stay shooked I asked
God to stop, but there was a big
thunder in the wav, and ho could
not hear me, I underspeck; andjl
'most know he couldn't see me(
'cause a black cloud got over my
head as black as -anything I No
body couldn't see little girls through
black clouds. I'm going to stay
till the sun shines, and then, when
I go home, God will look down and
say, why, there's Kettle I Sho
went to see her auntie right In tho
middle of the rain,'&nd I guess
he'll be just as much ciprlsed a
Seven Woye of Giving.
One way is to give something to
every cause that is presented, with
out inquiring into its merits. This
a careless way, but better than none,
A second way is to give from impulse
as much and as often as love and
pity prompt, This is adapted to
those of tbe rich who are kiiil
hearted. A third way is to savo
the cost of luxuries, and apply
toem to purposes of religion and
charity. This is for tho sclf-indul.
gent With tho frugal It Js apt to
bo accompanied by narrotJcess, as
ceticism, and pridoin good works.
A fourth way is to make a special
effort to tarn money Ibr the benevo
lent objects. This ia for lazy peo
ple A 'fifth way is to by aside as
an offering to God a definite portion
of our gains, one tenth or one fifth,
one third, or one half. This way is
adapted to ail, but especially to the
penurious, economical, , the hard
working, tho extravagant and the
I f, nBM ia Url
iDCreascd j WM geacrtnprac.
tieed. A sixth way is to give to
God and tto needy just as mnch as
we spend on ourselves. A seventh
wajr is to limit our own expendi
tures to a certain sum, and give
away all tho rest cf our income.
This was 2 ohn Wesley's way. We
should sot eosfins rarsclxes to arry
oneway of giving, but practice,
and teach our children different
"modes, each la its proper place, as