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SALISBURY, N. C., AUGUST, 19, 1875.
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A JURYMAN'S STORY.
We had been oat twcnty.fonr hours,
and stood eleven to one. The eaee was
very plain one at least we eleven thought 1 those wno called me their 'prisoner !
stnpernea
where to be seen.
As I approached the house a crowd of
men on horseback dashed up, and I was
mmanded in no gentle terms to 'stand !
In another moment I was in the clutches
so.
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FOBEVEfc FADING.
by j error airooan.
Tint verdnre of the leaf,
The vermeil of the roae ;
Alas ! alaa 1 how very brief
There beauty glows.
The brilliant summer sky,
How aoon 'tis overcast ;
The loving and the lustrous eye
Finda lime to rest at laat
Ambition's glorious dream
Faila of ita loftiest goal ;
'Tiaao with every worldly scheme,
Only ? aurvivee the aoul.
THE PLOW.
A mnrder of peculiar atrocity had been
committed, and though no eye had wit
nessed the deed, circumstances poiuted to
the prisoner's guilt with unfailing certain
The recusant juror had stood out from
the first. -He acknowledge the cogency
of the proofs, confessed his inability to
reconcile the facta with the defendant's
innocence, and yet on every vote, went
steadily for acquittal.
His eonduct was inexplicable. It
could not result iron a. lack of intelligence,
for while he spoke bat little, his words
were chosen, and evinced a thorough an
derstanding of the ease.
Though still in the prime of manhood
his locks were prematurely white, and
his face had a singular sad and thought
expression.
He might be one of those who euter
tained scruples as to the right of society
to inflict the death penalty. But no,
it was not that, for in reply to such a
suggestion, he frankly admitted that brute
men, like the vicious brutes they resem
ble, must be
that dread ot death, of supreme terror, is
in many cases, the only adequate re
strain t.
At the prospect of another night of
fruitless imprisonment, we began to grow
impatient, and expostulated warmly against
what seemed an unreasonable captious
ness, and some not over kind remarks
were indulged in as to the propriety of
1 was too much etuoerfied at first to
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ask what it meant. I did so at last, and
the explanation came it was terrible
My friend with whom I bad 'so lately
set out in company, had been found mur
dered and robbed near the spot at which
I, bnt I alone, knew we had separated
I was the last person known to have been
with him, and I was now arrested on sas
picion of his murder.
a searon oi tue premises was tmme
diately Instituted. The watch was found
in the drawer in which I had placed it
and was identified as the property ot the
murdered man. His horse, too, was found
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in my stable, for the animal 1 bad just
there was no other. I recognized him
myself when I saw him in the light.
What I said I know not. My eon fas-
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ion was taken as an additional evidence.
And when at length I did command lan
guage to give an intelligent story, it was
teceived with sneers of iucredulity.
The mob spirit is inherent in man at
least in crowds of men. It does not al
ways manifest itself in physical violence.
It sometimes contents itself with lynching
Killed from a clear Sky.
An Extraordinary Death from Lightning
in Iowa. Sioux (.) JournaL
While the thnnder storm of yesterday
afternoon was raging at a distance of ap
parently a couple of mile trom tbts place,
a singular freak of nature took place in
the sinking by lightning ot tue depot, and
the striking and killing, subsequently, of
J. H. Boyer, the post-master and black
smith of this place. At about 5 o'clock
in the afternoon, at which time not a cloud
obscurbed the sk v overhead or stood be
tween the suu and the town, a terrible
flash of lightning followed by a deafening
m m .St m B-
Deal of thunder, struck the wires ot the
telegraph office and set it on fire.
damage done to the telegraphic apparatus
was most complete, the wires bang torn
to pieces and the different instruments
beine almost without exception distorted
and broken and eompletly wrecked. Im
mediately after the stroke John U. Boyer,
who was iu his shop at the time, rati outin the
street toward the depot, where some boys
had been playing. He approached tbem
OF GOVERNOR
GRAHAM.
Full of years and full of honors North
Carolina's most distinguished ton has gone
to rest.
, On yesterday morning at Saratoga
Springs in the State of New York Wil
liam Alexander Graham breathed his
last, and to day wherever the melancholy
tidings have gone, the hearts of true Car
olinians are sorrowing that they shall see
his face no more, that no more shall they
have the advantage of his wise counsel.
Born and bred upon her soil, educated at
her University and through life devoted
to her interests. Governor Graham com
manded the confidence and reaped of the
Fortune Favors at Last.
The people of NortB Carolina in greater degree de Belloy. He
A Chicago Bootblack to Become i
tptis o Frame A Family Raited fro m
Poverty to Affluence.
Chioago Journal, July 7.
The death, a year ago last May, of a
well koowp and prominent Board of Trade
man, M. De Belloy, la well remembered
by the many people in Chicago, especial
lv bv those who are acquainted with the
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bittory of the unfortunate man. He
a Frenchman, and scion efoneottbe oldest
and first families of France. His name
and title in full were the Marquis Ay mar
of fine educa-
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God speed the plowshare ! Tell me not,
Disgrace attends the toil
Of those who plow the dark green sod,
Or till the fruitful soil.
Why should the honest plowman shrink, trifline with an oath like that nnder which
r rum mingling in me vm
Offearniug and of wisdom, since
Tis mind that makes the man ?
God speed the plowshare, and the hands
That till the fruitful earth,
Fur there ia in this world, to wide,
No gem like honest worth.
And though the hauds are dark with toil,
And flashed the manly brow.
It matters not for God will bless
The labors of the plow.
T Two Squirrels.
There were two squirrels
That lived in a wood
The one was naughty.
The other was good.
The naughty one's name was Dandy Jim,
His mother was very fond of him ;
The good one's name was Johnny Black,
He bad beautiful fur npou his back,
A4 be never went near the railroad track.
But Dandy Jim,
Alas for him .'
He ran away.
One summer day.
Over the hills and far away ;
Ab4 bis mother sought for him far and near,
Pot never a word of Jim could she hear ;
For crossing the track,
The railroad cars ran over him,
And that was the end of Dandy Jim.
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uiuroueu wrougu rear, auu .1 wayB relentless, pitiless, crnel.
As the proofs of my guilt one after
another came to light, low muttering grad-
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uauy grew into a clamor ot vengeance,
and but for the firmness of one man I
would doubtless have paid the penalty for
my supposed offense ou the spot.
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It was not amy path y tor me tnat ac-
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tuated my protector, ills heart was as
hard as his office ; but be represented the
majesty of the law, and took a sort o
grim pride in the position.
As much under the glance ot lus eye
as before the muzzle of his pistol, the
cowardly clamorersjirew back. Perhaps
they were not sufficiently numerous to
feel the full effect of that mysterious reflex
influence which mattes a ciowd of meu so
much worse and at times so much better
than any of tbem singly.
At the end of some months my trial
came. It could not have but one result.
But Johnny Black
He always came back,
he went from home away.
Ha knew that home was the place to stay.
Hs iniuded his mother where'er he might be,
H thought that his mother knew better than
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we were acting.
'And yet,' the man answered, as though
communing with himself rather than im
polling the imputation, 'it is conscience
that hinders my concurrence in the ver
dict approved by my judgement."
'How can that be ? cried several voices
at once'
'Conscience may not always dare to
follow judgement.'
'But here she can know no other guide.'
'I once would have paid the same.'
'Anl arkaL knaa h i n crtA vnnr nrln
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'Experience.'
The speaker's manner was visibly agi
tated, and he waited in silence the ex
planation which he seemed ready to
give.
Mastering his emotion, as it to answer
oar looks of inquiry, he continued :
Twenty years ago I was a young man,
just beginning life. Few had brighter
prospects and none brighter hopes.
An attachment dating from childhood
had ripened with its object. There had
been verbal declaration and acceptance of
love no formal plighting of troth; but
when I took my departure to seek a home
iu the far West, it was a thing understood
that when I had found it and put it in
order, the was to share it.
Liie in the forest, bat solitary, is not
necessarily lonesome. The kind of so
eietv afforded bv Nature depends much
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than was ever bete re bestowed on any
man. All ot honor that she bad. all of
trust that she had, all of confidence that
she had, North Carolina lavished upon
this her favorite son.
The death of such a man would at any
time be a calamity to the State and to the
nation; but especially does it weigh heav
ily upon our hearts to-day to know that
When you want Hardware at lew
, call on the undersigned at No -A
Granite Row.
D. A. ATWRUL
Salisbury ,N. C ..May 13-tf .
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rapidly and said. ''Why boys, I thought the portals of the grave have opened to
some ot you uau oeeu struea. x was
frightened on account of you." He
evidently had it iu his miud that the
terrible shock might have frightened bis
family, as he started toward his home
immediately. When within about 60
yards ot the house, trom the trout window
of which his wire was anxiously watching
his approach, another vivid flash of
lighting dazzled the eyes ot all, and ere
the thunder had ceased rolling, the uaked
bodv ot the unfortunate man was seeu to
be lvinir oroue ouon the ground. A num
ber of people, among them his wife, rush
ed to the snot, and so horrible was the
situation that it was not until he had been
carried to the house that a full appreciation
was had oi the terrible death which na
ture Pad intiictea onou nitu. a examina
liou of the body, from which every vestige h S"5 degree.
the man whose death we mourn. From
one end of the State to the other the eyes
of good men t very where were turned to
him in the great crisis that is now upon
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us. in tne east and in tne west, as wen
as in the centre, men looked to him to
the lead in the approaching Convention,
perhaps a more important body than has
ever assembled in North Carolina. But
man orooosed and God disposed. Nor
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was it only in the matter of the Uonven
tion that be was looked to for special
guidance and direction. Asie well known
the restoration of the University to its
former glory and usefulness js an object
dear to the hearts of North Carolinians,
snd to none was it dearer than to Gover
nor Graham. Nor was there any one
noon whose single life it depended in
Circumstances too plainly declared my
" From the Southern Home.
LIK8 ON THE DEATH OF OUR BESSIE.
'Suffer little children to come unto me."
Oer Saviour ! thu? didst bid them come,
0a earth they felt thy fond embraee ;
Be. nuw. when thou dost call them home.
They haate to meet thy smiling face.
W yield them up to Heaven, and Thee
With aaddvued bearU and weeping eyes ;
Bat faith enables us to feel .
That thy designs are ever wise.
How fondly clings the parents' heart
To those loved ones whom God has given;
How deep our grief when called to part
With what is dearest uuder Heaven.
Okr Bessie's form lies cold and still.
Her little heart has ceased to move :
That heart which had begun to thrill
Responsive to parental love.
Htr tiny hands no longer move.
Her prattling tongue in silence lies ;
Htr soft blus eyes to earth are closed.
Our darling sleeps beneath the skies.
W nias the pattering of her feet.
We miss her presence all the while ;
Wv Kiss the smile we loved to greet,
Ws miss our lovely, darling child.
Oar Father ! we have treasure now
A bounteous store laid up in Heaven;
0, lead our footsteps here below, -That
it may back to ns be given.
Chant, when this mortal life shall cease,
That we may join oui ehildreu there ;
a r enjoy that home of peace.
on one's serf. As foi me, 1 live more in
the future than in the present, and hope
is an ever cheerful companion.
At length the time came for the final
payment of the home I bad bought. It
would henceforward be my own ; and in a
few months my simple dwelling, which I
had spared no pains to render inviting,
would be graced by its mistress.
At the laud omce. which was some
rixty miles off, I met my old friend,
George C He, too, had come to seek
his fortuue in the West, and wr were both
delighted at the meeting. He had brought
with him, he, said, a sum of money which
he desired to vest in land, on which it was
his purpose to settle.
I expressed a strong wish to have him
for a neighbor, and gave him a cordial ins
vitation to accompany me home, giving it
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as my oeuei tuai u cuuiu uuwucis iuo&o
Thou didst, in love, for us prepare.
THE SADDEST FATE.
To touch a broken lute.
To strike a jangled string,
To strive with tones forever mute
The dear old tuuea to sing
jhat sadder fate could auy heart befall ?
Alas! dear child, never to sing at all.
To sing for pleasures flown,
To weep for withered flowers :
To count the blessings we have known.
Lost with the vanished hours
what sadder fate oould any heart befall ?
dear child, ne'er to have known them
all!
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To dream of love and rest.
To know the dream has past,
To bear within an aching heart
Only a void at last
IiZ ddr faU coold an7 neart bWl ?
ml dear sbild, ne'er to have loved at all.
Vro,t n ukuown good.
To hope, but all in vain ;
1 Over a farsoff blist to brood,
mm Only to find it pain
7 nt sadder fate coold any soul befall?
a better selection than in that vicinity.
He readily consented, and we set out to
gether. We had not ridden many miles
when George sjiddeuly recollected a com
mission he had undertaken for a friend
which would require his attendance at a
public land sale on the following day.
Exacting a promise that he would not
delay his visit longer than necessary, and
having given minute uireciioua w
route, I continued my way homeward,
while he went back.
I was retiring to bed oa the night of
my return, when a summons from without
called me to the doer. A stranger asked
shelter for himself and horse for the night.
I invited him in. Though a st anger,
his face seemed not uufamilier. He was
nrobablv one of the men that I had seen
at the land office, a place at that time very
much freqm nted.
Offerinir him a seat, I went to see his
horse. The poor animal, as well as
hv the dim starlight, seemed to
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have been hardly used. His panting
sides bore witness of a merciless riding,
and a tremendous shrinking at the slight
est touch, betokened recent tnght.
On returning to the house, I found the
stranger had gone. His absence excited
no Rurnrise : he would doubtless soon re
turn , It was a little singular, however,
.k.i ho should leave his watch on the
l lift . ftftw
table.
a And nf an hour, my guest not
xxt. vuv - er w
.tnrnimr. I went again to the stab.e,
thinkine he mighb. have found his way
thither, to give hia personal attention to
t,m wants of his hOTSC
from mere force of
jjciuftc . , ,
hhiu-for we were as yet unvisiiec oy
.kiv. or nolicemen I took the precau
lion ot patting the stranger's watch in a
drawer in which I kept my own i
T found the horae as I left him and save
him the feed which be was now sufficient
guilt. I alone knew they lied.
The abscence of the jury was brief.
To their verdict I paid but little heed.
It was a sirgle hideous word ; but I had
long anticipated it, aud it made no impression.
A little impression was made by the
words of the Judge which followed it;
and hia solemn invocation that God might
have that mercy up in me which man was
v a
ton just to vouchsafe, sounded like the
hollowest of hollow mockeries.
It may be hard for the condemned crimi
ual to meet death ; it is still harder fur
him who is innocent. The one, when the
first shock is over, acquiesces in his doom
and gives himself to repentance ; the heart
of the other, tilled with rebellion against
mau's injustice, can ecarce bring itself to
ask pardou of God,
I had gradually overcome this feeling,
in spite of the good clergyman's irritating ;
efforts, which were mainly directed to
wards extracting a confession, without
which he assured me he had no hope to
offer.
On the morning of the day fixed for
execution I felt immeasurably resigned- I
had so long stood face to face with death;
had so accustomed myself to look upon it
as a merely momentary pang, that I no
longer felt solicitous, save that my mem
ory should one day be vindicated.
She for whom I had gone to prepare a
home had already found one iu heaven.
The tidings of my calamity had broken
her heart. She alone of all the world be
lieved me innocent ; aud she had died
with a prayer upon ber lips that the truth
yet might be brought to light.
All this I had heard, and it had soothed
as with sweet incense my trouuiea spiru.
Death, however unwelcome its shape, was
now a portal beyond which I could see
one angel waiting to receive me.
I heard the sound of approaching toot-
of clothing, not excluding eveu a pair of
cowhide boots, bad been lustantly .torn,
showed that the sub tie aud terribly fatalfluid
had first struck him ou the top of bis head,
whence, though the skull waa left appar
ently intact, the hair had been burned eff
for the space of the size of a silver dollar
Thence the fluid had run duwn the
of the face, as waa showu by a clearly cut
track to the shoulder, and thence to the
heart, where it appeareutly bad spread all
over the body. The terrible power ot the
fluid was shown by the preseuce in the
ground, on the spot where the uufortuuate
mau's body had been picked up, of a hole
eight feet deep by actual measurement.
The clothing of (he deceased was found
In liiivp. tn.Mi P-lnrdili d. aud wilCU first
discovered was on fire, while the silver I license to practice,
watch he carried had been driven into the
ground, and when lifted up, it was found
that the works had been tused into a lump
of shapeless metal. The sceue at the
house of the deceased who leaves a wife
and three children to mourn his loss, was
paint ul beyond power of words to describe,
aud those who bad been led to the spot
though curiosity could not remain. The
affair has created the profoundest sensa
tion iu the town, where the deceased was
both loved aud revered by all who knew
him iu either public or private life.
The Cheerful Face.
Next to sunlight of heaven is the sun
light of a cheerful face. There is no mis
taking it, the bright eye, the unclouded
brow, the sunny smile all tell of that
which dwells within. Who has not felt its
But why enumerate T In what great
work in which the honor and the welfare
of North Carolina has deep concern, will
the absence ol William A. Graham be
unfelt f
The people of North Carolina are
indeed a sorely stricken people to-day.
William Alexander Graham, for whose
death, to us so untimely, we thia day
mourn, was a man of no mean lineage.
His father was General Joseph Graham,
of distinguished Revolutionary fame. His
mother wan Isabelle, second daughter of
Major John Davidson.
lie was born on the 5th of September,
1804, in Lincoln county, North Carolina;
graduated at Chapel Hill in 1824; studied
law In New-bern, and after obtain trig
settled in Hillsboro
aud began the practice. In 1833 be en-
public life as a member from the old
B rough of Hillsboro. He was afterwards
re-elected in 1834 and again in 1835.
He was afterwards elected from the eoaa
ty, Borough representation being then
abolished, iu 1836, 1838 and again in
1840. He was several times elected
Speaker to the House. In 1841 he was
elected to the United States Senate,
where he served until 1843. In 1844 he
was elected Governor of North Carolina
aud again in 1846. In 1849 be waa ten
dered, by President Taylor, the mission
to Spam, which he declined. Iu lbou
be was appointed by President Fillmore,
Secrttary of the Navy, which high posi
tion he filled until June 1852 when hav
ing received from the Whig National
Convention the nomination for Vice Pres
ident upon the ticket General Scott, he
resigned the Secretaryship. In 1854 be
tion, refinement and good
In his early life he waa a wild, adventu
rous youth, who spent hia fortune at
home, and came to America say twenty
years ago. For a few years he obtained
his livelihood by teaching, keeping his
rank to himself, and going nnder the
unassuming name of M. Marechal. About
this time the Marquis concluded that all
his wild oats were sown, and be would
abandon the fast life he bad previously
led. He became acquainted with a hand
some country girl from Michigan, with
horn he fell in love. She was only
fifteen years old, and from the stand point
of the adventurous aud high toned French
man, was unrefined aud uncultured. But
he was captivated by her very innocence
aud want of knowledge of the world, and
married ber. They lived happily togelb
er up to the time ot his death, and six
children were the result ot the union.
S MIGHT HAVE BEKK mZPBCSXD,
the noble family of the Marquis turned
up their titled noses at this marriage with
a backwoods girl in America, and refused
to recognise it or ber. He several years
ago became a member of the Board of
Trade iu Chicago. He there showed the
same wayward, reckless traits that had
been the cause of his checkered life, lie
msdo fortunes and loot them. Sometimes
e wmm on iu wp witq ,
and again he lived in a oave of gloom.
During one of his periods of depreeaiou
he took hia own life, as is generally be
lieved, leaving hia wife and six children
in poverty. He had an i nan ranee of
$10 000 on his life, which has never been
paid, tbe companies resisting payment on
the ground that be took bis own life. A
subscription among his aasoeiatea on the
Board of Trade realised $1,500 or $2,000,
which was need to defray bis Inneral ex
penaee, and the rest given to the family.
A widow with six young e4Urea ad
no means is a discouraging lot in Chicago
or elsewhere. The oldest boy cootribo
ted what be coold to the support of the
family by blacking boots and selling pa
pers. He was barefooted and ragged,
and hia cdncuion was received in the
streets. Tbe widow and her half doaen
1 ehddren were as noor and eoatorlless ss
the widow and tbe fatherleas could well
be. After a time, finding it impossible to
sustain life here, tbe widow, who is an
excellent lady, took her family and went
to reside with a relative in Geoeseo, io
this Bute, where she io now Hying hi
seclusion, and still pinched for means to
make life comfortable.
The story thus far-is one of early reck
lessness and waywardness of self exile
from home, of an early marriage, ot a pre
mature death, and subsequent wretched-
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ueoo to the family.
TUB CONCLUDING CHAPTER
CEDAR COVE
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FRUIT TREES, VINES A PLUTS- A
targe stock at reaaonable rates.
New Catalogue for IP75 and 7 wit 1110
acripuona of fruit. nt tree.
Address CRAFT m BATIjOR, 1
Rkd Puuve,
Yadkia Oawaar. 5. C.
July 1. 1875. 4tsa. 4
NEW MILLINERY STORE.
At tbe old
Jnst received
net, trimmed
and all the latest
of Fester A Horab-
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a full line of Hats, aud W
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ALL PAICBI
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Order
Pinking and
The Store will be U JailuuBad
tern and do eoodt or work will be
y one- Thia rule ia nnvanaae.
MRS. S. J. HALYBTJETOH.
April, l&th-OWB.
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Spring Stock 1875.
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60 IUrrtU
40 M Mo
6000 lbs. Bacon, tOOO the. Lard,
$000 Ike. Beet Sugar Cared Haast,
$0 Kegs Soda,
20 Baxea
Adamantine Candles,
Soap, 2000 lbs. Carolina
Oysters,
Brandy
Lemon Syrup,
Fresh Peaches,
Pine Applee,
Smoking Tobacco,
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can now be written, aud it is mr romantic
electrifying influence t One glance at this was elected a member of tbe State Senate. ! M anything in fiction, and it is true. Ia
face lifts us at once out of the mists and
shadows, away from tears and repiuings,
into the beautiful realms of hope. One
cheerful face in a household will keep
everything bright and warm within.
Envy, hatred, malace, selfishness, de
spondency, and a host of evil passions
many lurk around the door, they may
even look within, bat they never enter and
abide there the cheerful face will put
them all to shame a flight.
It may be a very plain face, but there is
something in it that we feel we cannot
and its cheerful tace sends
In 1861 he was elected a member of the uUii?eneo has iust reaebd Chicago tbt
Convention of that year and voted for : lne Mrehioness De Belloy. tbe mother
the ordiuance of secession and tbe ordi-. 0f ti,e famiy and of the Chicago De Bel
nauce making the Stale a member of the ' 0T ua8 died. The Cbieagoan waa the
Southern Confederacy. In 1862 be was ijgt gon 0f the family. All that Is
again elected a member of the State Sen j war)ljg now is for the proofo of a legal
ate. In 1863 he was elected a member j m!Wriage. according to tbe American law,
of the Confederate Senate, of which body e forwarded to France which can be
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he was a most distinguished member until
the fall ot the Confederacy in 1866. In
1866 he was elected to the United States
Senate, but was not permitted to take hia
seat. Since then though taking at all
times a deeo interest in public aff lira, be
easily done. The French law recognises
foreign marriage, contracted in friendly
countries according to tbe law of those
countries. Consequently the marriage
ill be held valid,
with tbe Michigan girl win De nei
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Avr.rooa .mil ita p hAorrn THRH Mfviifi i timoa a neon uhai-pal in nn r un lira, uo j i a utiavai t ih ami v
steps and nerved myself to the eipected thfj b)ood dancing through our veins for has held no public office. For a long but one third of the fortunes, decend to
'Phrt m vr nail r nnn on , l . mm a i ...
the widow and ber family, now residing
Geueeeo. Tbe widow herself be cornea
summons. 1 ne aoor oi ray ceu openeu,
and the Sheriff and his attendants entered.
He had in his hand a paper. It was
in
dnnhtless mv death warrant. He began
to read it. My thoughts were busy else
where. The words 'full of pardon,' were
the first to strike my preoccupied senses.
They afflicted the bystanders more than
myself. Yet, so it was, I was pardoned
for an offense I had never committed.
The real culprit, it is needless to say,
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was none otner man ne wuo nau sougui
and abused mv hospitality. He had been
mortally wounded in a recent affray in a
distant city, but bad lived long enough to
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make a disclosure, wiucu naa Deen iaia
mdore the Governor barely in lime to save
mo from a ahitniefiil death, and condemn me
M to a cheerless and burdensome life.
This is my experience. My judgement
as yours iu the case before us, leads to but
one conclusion ; that ot the prisoner s
guilt ! but net less confident and apparen-1
lly unerring was the judgemeut that
fuloely produced my own conviction.'
e no longer importuned our tellow
jnror, but patiently awaited our discharge
on the ground of our inability to agree,
which came at last.
The prisoner was tried ard convicted
at a subsequent term, and at the last mo
ment confessed bis crime on the scattord.
it t . i ,i j i i e .1 j :
very joy. e turn towara tne sun, auu numner oi years neiore iuu war, aim since
its warm, genial influence refreshes and the election of the new Board, since tbo
strengthens our fainting spirit. Ah, there war, he was a member of tbe Board of
is a world of magic iu the plain, cheerful Trustees of the University, and took au
face ! It charms us with a spell of eterui- active part in the conduct of ita affairs.
40 dot. Painted Pails,
40 Boxes Assorted Candy,
100 R'-ams Wrapping Paper,
A fall line of Wood m WU1g
A full line of Boota A Shoes (
A fall line of HaU.
A full line of Saddle A Bridle,
Oincer. Snice. Canned Good. Rr
Powder. Cigars, Tobacco. Crockery,
Tanner a Machine Oil, Ac . Ac
Tbe above iock waa bought oiaee the loaf
heavv decliu- in pncf. and offered
ialc A K-itAil at vcrypbort trT6'.fr
Hi Mill AM A 00.
Jane 3rd I87S.
SPECIAL
Ho. I. Heivy plow Shoes at $160 worth $$M.
Woincn h( at IXS" IM A IT,
Ladies Embr..id rl .pper at 1O0 worth IM.
Ladies Slippers at 1 135 worth I7I.
Ladiea Croquet fclipper at 1 wnrth
Ladies Cloto (iaiWra ttll7voni
Ladies Cloth Gaiters a $& worth
A laree lot of Children Bsiasi serf
. w y- ft a .
1I1KU3IB
LOOK OUT
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ty, and we would uot exenango n ior an
the sonlless beauty that ever graced the
fairest form ou earth.
It may be a very little one that we
! nestle upon our bosom or sing to sleep ill
our arms with a lov, sweet lullaby ; but
it is eucb a bright, cheery face 1 Tbe
scintillations of joyous spiriU are flashing
from every feature. And what a power
it has over the household, binding each
heart together in tenderness, and love,
sympathy ! Shadows may darken around
i us, but somehow this face ever shines be-
tween, and the shining is so origni mai
tbe shadows cannot remain, and ailently
tbey creep away into the dark corners,
until the cheerful face is gone.
It in.iv ba a wrinkled face, but it is all
He was also one of the Trustees uf the
Peabody Fund, left by that eminent pub
lic benefactor for tbe promotion of educa
tion in tbe South.
In 1874 he was chosen by the State
of Virginia as commissioner to meet Hon.
Jere Black, of Pennsylvania, on the part
of the Slate of Maryland, to settle the
long disputed boundary line between ber
and tbe laat named State. And it was to
aerve anon this Commission that he
r- ....
went to Saratoga, where be died on yes
terday morning.
Tbe remains of -Governor Graham, we
learn, by special dispatch from Raleigh,
will reach that place to-morrow at 2 o'clock
by special train. A meeting of the cki-
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zens wi 1 ne nem ai ivaieign io-ust sou
in
a Marchioness, holding the same relative
position to the family as did tbo diseased
Marchioness. The oldeat boy becomes
Mamma. The familv is one of the
most dsstiuguisbed iu France. It dates
back to tbe Crusades. It baa famished
two cardinals aud two marshals to the
nation.
Who ate Roger Williams f
It oeems that io searching for the
' mains of one of the fathers of religions
liberty in America, eaye Mr. Rodney
I Welch in the JeacJterg' Monthly, almost
notbiog was foand. Tbe pick aud apade
removed tbe hard earth till a dark line
; was reached having the shape of a coffin.
Below there were a few locks of silvery
hair and some teeth, tbe things Byron
BJ Vjmii. c $ I sBj pjBF
aslaaBia
j - ' , . . , 1 , . e - .i t hair ana some teem, me imuga joyrun
the dearest for that, and none lesa bright. ,l.o a meeting of the members of the bar fc d .oouest iu life and
We linger near it, and ease tender y up- to appoint guards of honor to meet the ffT ..ZLT-fZ- de,t The dead
BELL& BRO.
ou it and say : 4,God bless the nappy
face !" We must keep it with as as long
as we can, for home will lose much of its
brightness when the face is gone.
Font Reasons.- The noble Scotch
minister, Goth lie, says that he began to
abstain from intoxicating drinks for the
Queen Victoria has made Lieutenant- diatinguished.
Commander t rod, rearson, oi tne unitca
States navy, a companion of the most
Honorable Order of the Day. This io
the first American who has been thus dis
tinguished, and the honor waa confered
because of valuable assistance rendered
remaius at weldon and escort tbem to that
city where they will lie in state in the
Capitol tor several hours. From thence
tbe remains will be taken to Hillsboro for
interment. The flag on the Capitol is at
half mast in honor to the memory of the
remains longest
form had disanoeared and a living form
bad taken its place. Tbe body of tbe old
hero had become, not food for worms, but
sustenance for an apple tree. A root had
forced its way through the hard earth till
it reached the coffin, whose lid it lifted,
aud wboee contents it devour jd. It bad
stretched itself over tbe skeleton and
Offer the
oand ia W
of Jewelry b
North Carolina, CnswisrlsBJ of
LADIES' AGENTS' GOLD WATCHES
Gold Opera nnd Test C
H I ., miiI .n.l inn(inna.l tn A mn fnr
' 4 kr P.r.nn mnwntt VSftfS afftl tO the Krltlsh
, . , ii .I r i j -ft vw.wvtm wuftv j - -
D1S own goou. xxc 6 wueac iou. n- , - opm CJjlneie
sons: I. My health is stronger. 2. fottMt Congress will have to give Pear-
M y head is clearer. 3. My heart ia light- son permission to wear the badge of the
er. 4. My purse ii heavier. order conferred by a foreign power.
Do not forget that if yon accomplish a thrown out divisions over tne extremities.
little every day it will amonnt to a good , These in turn had divided and suoweo ino
deal in a year, it yon pursue some siuay : -"o--.
or read one hour every day in the year, mg form ahowed where a decaying one
yon will have acquired an amonnt of had reeled. An apple tree bad eaten up
knowledge ia three hundred and oixty $ve a man. From the food it had devoured it
dayo that will surprise you. Bear this in had produced blossoms the children of Ibe
mind now. and let nothing prevent yon grave-digger had plucked, and fruit that
. .a i i a- i m
ne wmecii nau eaten.
SILVER WARE, GOLD PMMkH.
... . . .a mj a
Tber are aant- for tae taiasawire aS0BBBBBI
Watchea, Clocka and Jewelry iiUSWiffaasj
warranted 12 months, charges so lew oa saawaa
prevent you
t . , j . . . c : ft
irom taaine aa vantage wi is.
tan l with good work.
Store on Main atrtt
Hotel.
2p . 1874lr.
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dear child, never to hope at all.
ly cooled to eat, bat hie matter was nos
s jee:-s', oivt vna',N tiessi. ay
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