THE ROANOKE NEWS.
■ATCHBLOR * LOCKHAKT.
On* Tmr, in Kdymoe,
Bis liloatha, “ •
FbrM Uontha, "
WELDON, N. 0., SATURDAY. AUGUST 31, 1878.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
GART8BURO, N. C.
PrifltloM In theonnrti nf N'orthKTiptnn
lind ndjolninat onuntlen, atan in (be FoJeral
•od Hiipreme courts.
YOS. B. BATtJHELOR.
ATTORNeV AT LAW.
Fritatlo8!i In the annrtsi nl' the 6th In'll
«l*l DIslrlol and In tbe Federal And 8u-
pr«me Court*. May 11 tf.
BtlelKh, N. 0.
K. T. I'l.AUK,
Halifax, N. C.
LARK A: CLARK,
ATTORNEY* AT LAW,
'Will nrkntlun In the C.)urt!i of Halir«x
«nd k.lilalatnp; counties.
MHrnh IR tf.
A D U N ,
w. II. klTl'IIK>l.
I T O H E N
ATTaKKHVit * C)UNaltr,t,OB« AT I.AW,
McotlBnd Keek, Hnllinx Co., N. C.
Pmotlos in th« Courts of (I.iliriix nnd
fti|»inlnii o->untlA, and in the Nuprnino
and Federal Gaurts, .Uil8 ti'
Attoraey at Law,
HALIFAX, N. O.
Pranttoes in Halifax and adJnininK
Counties and Federal and Snpreinn Courts.
Will be at8o]tUnd Neiik, onue every
W. W. H.tl.l,.
W. H. D*v,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
WBLDON, 1U C.
Praotioe in the courts nf Kallfax and
adjnininx counties, and in tbe Supreme
and Federal courts.
Olalnna oollected In any part nf North
Carolina. jun 20 1
gAMUEL J. WRIGHT,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
JACKMON, W. C.
Praoticss in tbs Court of Nurtlinmpton
and adlointDg counties.
sop 15 I Y
A V I N L. HYMAN,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
HALIFAX, N, C.
Pranticos In liie courts of llalil'ax and
adjolnini; counties, and in the Supreme
and Federal Courts.
Claloii collected iu nil parts of Nurtli
OlHae la tbe Court House.
,|ttly 41 Q.
O . BURTON, Jr.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
HALIFAX, N. 0.
Practioea in tbe Courts of Ralifax
County, and Counties adjoining. In the
iupreme Court of the State, and la tbe
Will ilve special attention to the oolleo-
Mon ofclalms,and tn adjusting the »«ooiint.
of Bxeoulors, Adiulnlsratoi'ii and Ouar-
J M. ORIZZAKD,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
HALIFAX, N. O,
OfBce in the Court Hoiis>', Strict atten
tion given to all branohos of the profes-
•Ion. jan lli-1 c
T. B R A N 0 Hi
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
BNflBLO, HALIFAX COUNTY, N. C.
Praoticss In the Counties of Halifax,
Hash, Edgecombe and Wilnon,
Collecttoas made in all parts of the
State. Jan 12-6 1
H A RA,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
BKriBLD, N. C.
PraotioeH In the Counties of Halifax,
PSdtfecombe and N'asb, In tbe Supreme
Court of tbe State and in tbe Federal
Oeila^ona made In any part ef the
Jitate. Will attend at tb* Conrt Bouse In
Jbllfax OB Monday and Friday of each
weak. Jau 12*1 c
J^KDRBW J. BURTON,
ATTOKW6Y AT LAW,
WELDON, N. C.
BnMsUoM in tbe Courts of Hatllax, War-
■ran «nd Kortbamptao oountles and In tbe
iBaprvme and Federal Courts,
Claioia coUacted In any part of North
Carolina. June l7-a
, fUlRI H. HVLLEM. JOHN k. HeOBI.
ULLEN * MOORK,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Halinix, BT. C.
Practice in tbe pounties of. Halifax*.
' Wurtbampton, Bagecombe, Fittand Mar-
tUa—Inthe dupremo Court of tbe State
«Dil in tbe Fedaral Courta of tbe Bastern
Oollwilon* toad* Id any part of North
Oarolinit, jaa 1-1 e
THE VALLEJO SIIENCE.
BT FATIIKR liVAN.
Bnt (Aron tbo def>p ihctre mr% bllbwM,
Tbftt hAvertib»U break on the bvaoh
And I havo bwirfi Rotiffii in the iillenc«
That nevor hUaW f\'mt into npeocb ;
Ami I h>iv« hatl droamv in tbo vnlleyi
Too lofty for t«riKUs((6 to reaob.
And I bavo neon IbouKbta in tbo vaUoy,
Ah, me! How tny spirit whh atirnid;
They wear lioty veila on tbelr fattos,
Tbeir footHtop> can ao>ircely be beard ;
They paNN down t(io viiDay liko virginal
Too pure lor tbo t jiiob of a word.
Do voii aak mo tho plaoo oftbifl valley T
To boarta tbat aro harrowed witb caVoi
It liotb afar between niDUiitain^t
And »od and hin anid'oU are thAro;
And one tbo dork inountiiin of sorrow,
Aud QUO the hriiciit inotmtxin of prayer.
ANOTHER ENOCH ARDEN.
"If there's one think I like it ii more
than nnother," suliiiiquized Five, think
ing hiinscirunobscrvcit. We heard him,
for all that, for he sat just outside the
cabin under the shed, nntching, between
tho whiffs of hia pipe, the drip, drip
frnin the shingleii, while the four of us
droned uway at dran-poker inside. The
bar was fl.inrishiiii; just then ; men were
drifting rapidly Into Tuoluinno, attriictcd
by tbe reports of rich dif'»ings, and
there was hardly a inquire inch on the
bur that was not staked nlTwitb a claim.
The on*-strceted town was burstliiig, the
cloth-hoHses, stores, and sulouns with
their usual loafors, were drawn up in
drcss-paradc along the tliuniughfare, in
which pack trniii.4 now and then mean
dered ti> and from the outer world. The
doors uf the Bella Union and the Blue
Wing continually swung open, as the
boys sent in for their hourly coinrorts.
The devotees of the gaming-table held
high revels nver the chiths, and empty
pouches and ringing licuds were the
Uitr cabin stood a little withdrawn
from the main street, the home of Avo
of ut fur many mouths. Those days are
past and gone, when Jack used to toss
his steaming slap-jacks up the chimncy
and deftly catch them on the outside—
those days of aloiost unvarying pork
and benns, with a very seoii-occasional
taste of fresh beef. We knew quite well
each other's history, so far as general
points wont—all save that of Five, who
was an enigma. Of him. the only tangi
ble and disoiverahle mark was a blue 5
worked between his thumb and forefin
ger—and so be woo his title. A spare,
nervous little man, w.ith a black, sweep
ing mustache, a careworn countenance,
and » restless eye. The force that
draws men together in pioneer times is
inexplicable, 8im bad been a mioister,
had slipped from ^face, and fl iated tn
the gold country. John Bunyau was a
broken-down merchant from Troy, fond
of tipple, and a master band at a story.
Braiiimo had last come from Oalcuttn,
wliere ho had been a missionary, he
said, but he thumbed a jick tno well fur
that. Five and I. a runowav from home,
made up our honsuhold. Five, at fir.st,
we used tn ply with questions, but gain
ing niithing by our trouble, gave it up.
His only live companion was his dog, a
brindled, sulky, snappish brute, with u
stumpy tail. His faithfulness and love,
withdrawn from every ond else, centered
in his master. Five's chief sulace was
hii violin. When others aniight the
saloon, be took his violin and whiled
away the hours with touching melodies,
soft, dreamy airs of home, or anon, wild
waitipg srains that thrilled tho soul.
Many a time and oft havo I seen a knot
of rough fellows hanging around a cabin
at eventide, listrning to tbe music as the
quiet nir bor£ it sweetly to them, and
thus Five’s violin was a minister of com-
fort to many a lonely man. lie would
rarely play when asked, and then only
some dittv like the Wrecker's Daughte^
or Tora ]iigbee’s S.iake, which would
put fits into a fellow’s beels—reserving
for bis own communim the strains that
wore so melting to all. And in this way
he found a coiupaniunship that compen
sated him for his lack of friends. lie
was commonly set down as a musical
Portuguese, but tha seqnal will shotv
that the conjecture was far from
Hot! hot 1 terribly hot were the sum
mer days, and I, unused to hard work,
dropped my shovel one burning after,
uoou, and went up to the shanty tired
and disgusted. I was surprised to find
Five at the house and in his bunk, for
he had gone out with the rest, and was
always a steady worker.
Sick, old man?”
Yes, lad, very sick, dead sick. Brace,
For the dog at his growled viciously
as*[ put my hand on Five’s forehead
and found it almost blistering wicb
"Not so bad as that, old man, you're
good for many a day yet. Have •
"I don’t mind—something cool."
I fetched him a pan of water, and be
drank it, saying:
•'What are you doing here at tbis
bour of the day r”
“I'm tuckered out. Five, and bad to
“Well, I'm obliged to yon,” and he
lank back into hie blankets and fell Into
a deep slumber.
Tbo next morning he was right again,
but after be recovered, he seemed to
open his heart to me, and often in tbe
dioa, uncertain hours we ta'ked of men
and thinga. I heard his aoliloquy, as I
said before, and oot long after, tired of
cards, went out to him.
“Well, old mao, wbat are you mourn
ing about DBw'i"
“I can h»rdly lay, lad, but moitly of
homo. I don't know how much uf «
home it ii now, but I bad a wife and
two children, and a mnther-io-law, which
lait was poison, and I hope hts bolted
Into another and better world. Yer
see, it'a bard oavigatin’ in a shnsl place,
and a mother-in-law it the shoalest thing
r«e stuck. Have you been mar
‘ Don’t you ever marry any one but
an orphan, then.”
“I'll tell yer my experience. I came
from Rhode Island, and ancimtly was
a captain, and have sailed the purtiest
crecturs that ever skimmed the water,
I got on well till I met a little blue
eyed girl from Maine, nnd [ thought
she would do to cast anchor with, which
I did and we was as happy as two bar
nacles on a Kunny log, till her mother
cinie to live with u^, and nrter that the
compass had a continual variation, and
things got to be no better on short
meter. That ar inother-in-iaw, she
tried to bo steward, and bu'iten, and
first mate, and had her eye on the cap
tain’s ctbin, and we was in a mutiny all
the time. I tnid the wife I would pen
sion nir the old hulk and drag her into a
safe harbor, nnd then she and me and
the babies, which there was two of ’em,
would go off soundings and try blue
water all along. But the wife wouldu’t.
I’lii told that wimmio think they can
alius get husbands, but they never can
have bu' one mother—so they sticks to
her. Blessed if I see what they wants
of any mother after they gits a man
to fill the bread-locker, and buy ’em new
stu’n-sails 8i> I bought a little bouse
ith my savin's, and put 'em all in, and
when the gold news came, I come out
here, I tell yer, if tbere’i a cranky
inother-ii'-Uw on the quarter-deck thi
ship won’t keep her course. Kvery
thing soes sou-sou by north, as the
devil steered tbe wild-mild, and captain
is like a lee monkey ua the back stay.
I gave 'em every thing but my fiddle
and dog and come out here. P'raps
when I’ve made my pile I’ll go back
again and veer around the folfcs. There’s
little Maggie, my purty little one, she
never turned agin her father, though tbe
others did. And if I can only see her,
take her little hand and walk out
among the birds and fl-iwers, and hear
her talk, I thii k I can be happy again.
And if the will only call me Father
once, I want nothing more ” And the
old man brushed away a tear with his
This was Five's story, sad enough to
him, and when the fellows were disuosed
to jeer him for his oddities, and I told
them that his heart was almost broken
by troubles at home, and unconscious
sympathy was felt for him forever alter.
Tbe mines did not tempt me to remain
long there. The road for future was.
rugged and stetp, and it was not long
after that I bade adieu to Califoroia and
returoeJ to civilizuion, to tell to won
dering auditors the stories of the distant
land. Five was the last to say goodbye,
and even Brucc came and licked my
Twenty years, a life-time to many, a
weary waste to some. Whera ooce a
few scattered houses stood I find to-day
a thriving city, a wealthy penple. For
ests of shipping line the wharves, and
white sails flutter over tbe bay where
once the occasional steamer plowed her
burstiing way. Tha broad acres where
Tauqeros once drove their herd, and
called it waste land, the bard.fisted sons
of toil have dotted with thriving farms,
and the railroads join their (orces as a
leverage io aid of progress. Tbe Colo
nel and I had been ranging up and
down the South iToaquin valley, spying
out the lands, nnd worn with struggling
through quicksands and sluughs, had
sought shelter gladly from the pelting
rain that set in at nightfnll. A wonder
ful valley—this San Joaquin. Three
hundred level miles by seventy-five, be
tween two mountain ranges, and along
the western side the swirling river winds,
while down from the bold Sierra come
ice-cold streams to join the tide. Myr
iads of browsing sheep and cuttle trim
down the luiuriant grass, and miles and
miles of fields are budding into a prom
ising harvest time. The cabin stood
near one uf the foci uf this natural
eclipse, where four shepherds dwelt,
whose sheep and lambs were now en-
scorned withio the corral which illy pro*
tected them from tbe rain. Three of
the men were iniide the hut coaxing an
obstinate fire into a bUz.*, the fourth sat
alone near tbe door, the bright coal in
his pipe shining like a fiery eye. The
Oolonel was soon engaged in a series of
yarns, in which I had no particular in*
terest, and so 1 left them and stood io
’“Looks as if it was ooiog to clear up,
“Ef you ain’t got no regard for truth,
that’s so. Young feller, I kinder
thought you said tbat for want of autb-
in’ to say. Look at that tbar pillio’ o’
clounds) don't they look wet?” I was
obliged to confess that they did. "Well,
I did BO because I wanted it to dry up,
to let us go on.”
'That’a more tike it, p’baps.”
‘ You must have a lonely life bere.”
"Well, it ain’t escitin’, but folks can
be as lonely in a great city as anywhere
here on tbe plains. Arter a man has
been through with them tbingg be gets
to be contented anywhere. I puts ■ it
down tbat livu* in cities is Ottnatural
and bad« A naa’a get to have bisself
for compspy three-quarters of the time,
and he’s got to take good care of it,
and got to play a lone band any way
and don’t get no cbumi io hi* «ix-by
“Still, I think the pleasure of living is
In having gnod friends.”
“So I thought when I waa young aad
foolish. Kiperlence le every thing,
young feller, likewise la eddication,
which I don't mean book-learnin', but
facts which is knncked Intn yer by hard
bumps. It makes me laugh to read
them books which is printed at the col
leges, which says as how we are ad
vanced in eddication. Why down In
Australia Ihere's tribes of Injuns as can
holy-stone 'em all. They've got a wep-
ping they call a boomerang, which is
only a bent stick; but them nicgers will
jerk it into the air till you can’t see it,
and whiz I it comes back and hits any
thing they want before or behind ’em.
Them learned beggars can’t do nor rx-
plnin that. Them niggers liave trained
tbeir eyes to look into muddy water, and
can see fish to spier ’em—and they
train porposea to catch fish as well, So
much for eddication.”
"You have been iti Australia, then?"
“Of course, or I couldn’t tell yer of
this. But it’s time to turn in, 0 me,
Bruce," and hero a dog that I had not
seen before, answered his mastci’j cnll
and followed him into the room. As
they came to tho light I thought I
recognixed the dilg—a grandson of the
old one, I afterwards learned—nnd scan
ning the man closely I found he was
Five, my old missing friend.
“'Vhyl old man from Tuolumne,
don't you remember me?"
“Can’t say I do.”
"Don't you remember oiir camp in
parly days, and .Sint, and Brannan, and
Bunyau, and me?”
\ cloud of recollection seemed to
pass before his eyes, and at last ho ex
(s it possible that you'er tho little
“Yes, I am,”
“Well, this is master surprisin', to isay
the least. I am glad to see yer. How's
all the folks?”
"I’ll talk tn you ta-mnrrnw,'old man;
ii’s too lati) (0 spin yarns nowand wc
rolled up in our blanbets, and soon every
thing was quiet.
Still dark and rainy was the morning,
when at an early hour we were amused
by the sound of voices, nnd conquering
a disposition for one more nap, wu arose
and made ready for the fragrant coffee
and discuic, prepared by the busy hands
of Wacks, who sang at bis toil.
Five silently swallowed his breakfast,
slipped quietly from the house, opened
his c 'rral, and followed his sheep out to
pasture. I went out, too, and soon came
up with Five,
Old man, I hardly cxpected tn sec
you ngain, and here,”
Vur may say that; it's funny to me
Where have you been all these
“[n this country all the time?"
'•No. iS-eio’ yoa made me kinder
tremble-like about the gills and bronght
back old limes, I'll tell yer where I've
been. Arter you left the diggings I
struck it rich for a while, and had a
good lot of dust in the lockrr, niul
tho.ight I’d steer for home to see if that
mother-in-law hadi.'e died, and hoiv my
babies was. And I went down to Frisco
and wei,t home by steamer to Provi
dence—but didn’t find much Providence
in it, yiiu bet. Nobody knew me there,
where onst I knew every one. I suppose
I had changed in them years I was
agone. I wouldn’t break in upon my
wil'e, so I went to a hotel and cast
anchor. Very cur'us man they thought
me, iiskln' questioi.g 'bout every body.”
Did you not find jiiur family?”
'I found she was married to another
Did they think you dend?"
I suppose so, as I hadn’t sent any
dispatch while I was gone. Shu was
rich and happy, they said, and liad a
rich husband; but the mother-i'i-liiw
hadn’t yet pegged out. I could not help
feeiiu’ mean-like till I heard the last,
but wheu I found she was a livin' with
’em I didn't make no more sighs.”
'''But your children—yoti surely made
yourself known to thenir''
' Not as the roads are. There was
only one I cared for—my little Maggie,
my blue-eyed darling—and I (ound
where she played in the park, nnd spoke
to her one day. I knowed her by her
sunny hair and she had a little dog on the
end of a spun yarn. She had the s,tme
pretty ways, though she was a heap grown.
Ouce I walked up to her when she was
alone, and I says to her; ‘Qood-ioorn-
log, little lady.’ ‘Goud-aiorning, sir,'
says she, a little timid-like, for I suppose
I did look mighty rough. 'What is
your name, little lady?' 'Maggie,' says
she, 'and this is my dog Pug.' Bless her
heart I I did waut to clutch her to
my heart, and ask her t^i kiss me
just once, and ask her if she kuew
“Why didn’t you?”
"Well, I thought I’d better not. I
asked her where she lived, ‘Over in
that big bouse,’ says she. 'Is yuur father
and mother there ^ ‘.My father is dead
iu Oalil'ornia. Mother and Emily have
got a new father, but I have not,’ 'I’ve
beeo to Oalifornia,' says I, swallowing
soinetbing like a loaf of bread io my
throat. 'You have?' says she, ‘and did
you know my fat her?' I have been iu
many a tight bos, yoaog fellow, but that
was tbe hardest deal I ever bad. 'No,
little lady,’ says I; 'but are you happy
here?’ 'Yes, sir,' saya she; 'as happy as
I can be till I get to beaveo and see my
father. Du you thiok be's’ waiting fur
me there?' 'I hops an, darling; any
rate, he will be. Won’t you kiss me
jastonce?* The little thing looked at
me straight with her ahiny eye*, and
give me a kiss that I can taste yet.'
'Your little girl may kiss somebody from
California some day. Are ynu going
back there?' 'Yes, little lady, I shall
go to-morrow' 'Wait here then a
mioute.' And she darted away nver to
her house and disappeared in the garden.
In a second she was back, and In her
chubby hands were beautiful fl iwers—
violet'', plnkf, and mornin’ glories. 'Will
you take these with you and put them
on niy father’s grave if ynu can find it?
He may be lonely there.’ ‘Yes, lassie,'
tnys I, almost broken, 'I’il take them
with me as ynti wish.' And I conldn't
help catchin' her in my arms nnd kissin’
her hard and fast. And then, without
snother word, I left her standiu’ there
with a world o’ wonder io her eyrs, and
got my dunnage from the hotel, and
back I cams again. Kxcuse me, I must
turn them sheep. Here linicel”
The poor oH man could hardly speak,
ar.d I waited till he come up tn me
ogain. "D.> you see this?” He took
I'rom his rough shirt a little packet,
fastened rounii his neck by a cord. He
unwrapped this, and there l iy a bunch of
' 1 told the little lady I'd put them on
her father's grave and I’ve worn them no
my heart ever since ”
1 coulil not keep tho tears from well
ing up into my eyes, aid nn pretense nf
fi'ling my pipe, slipped away till I cuuld
conioi od my voice.
''It.it what havt> you been doing since
you came back?”
".Most any thing. I was a fireman
in the city for years. It was excitin’
like, and they was a good set of boys,
was the Knickerkockers, And we had
a little lady in our cnmpiny which
always set mo thinkin’ of my Maggie,
though in Inokj she wasn't. But just
the same ways and actions, and I be.
licve every roan in the company would
have diud for her. 1 got to be foreman
once, nnd our iifo seemed about as gnod
as any, Kittlin'to fires, pilin up lad
ders, fightin’ Are and smoke, agoin' to
funerals—take it nil, wo enjoyed life.
And I thought as how I should die in
that business, and that the boys would
string along with tho band arter iny
bones some day, but it wasn’t to be.
There ain’t nn parades now, nor no
nothin', and the city is too dull for me
since they disbanded us and put nut fire
by machinery. Homypathic nnncense,
I says, puttin’ out fire with fire, nnd I
never did believe in them new-fangled
notions. D'ye see this Five nn my
hand? Tiiat led me to j'lin that
company. It has puzzt-led many a fel
ler, but il'« only whnt we did at school.
There was five of us used to go for
apples nnd melons nnd such, and wc
was nil numbered. You've 'had my
story young feller, nnd I'm glad to see
you. The sun is cornin’ out through the
cloud-*, acrd if you want to reach Bear
Creek to-night, yon must start io. If
you ever comu up here again, see me.
We shook hands, and I felt him fol
lowing his sheep. ().ir horses were sonn
ready, and bidding adieu to our kind
hosts, wc cantered southward, and my
old friend Five waved his hand »s a last
HE PREFERRED TO WALK.
[Commoiloro U illingpin ]
' .She's pretty hot, ain't she?” said a
hackwoods passenger, addressing the en
gineer of a Mississippi steamer that was
raciiig with another boat.
"So-so,” responded the engineer, as
he hung nn additional wrench on the
safety-valve cord to stop the steam es
I reckon we’ll overtake that cralt
soon,” pursued the passenger.
That’s abont it,” returned tho en
gineer, giving the cords another twitch
and hollooing through the trumpet to
the fireman to shove her up.”
“One hundred and ninety-five,”
hummed the passenger, looking first at
the gauge and then at the boilers.
‘ That's about where she is rustieat-
ing," put ill the engineer.
Then tha passenger ran his fingers
through his hair nervously, and walked
about tho decks for a few minutes, when
he came buck to the engineer and ob
“Hadn't you better leave that boat
"Can’t do it. Mu,st pass her.”
' B'Jt s’posin we should blow up?”
“Well.” said tho engineer, as he
peeped over the guard to see how fast
he was gaieing, "if it’s the will of Provi
dence for this boat tu blow up lie’lt have
to stand up.” Then he hallooed to the
fireman to roll up another cask of bacan,
and td mix plenty of rosin with the coal,
and give her alittle more turpentine and
The nest mnmeift ther* was a splash
in the river; but before the yawl could
be lowered the man bad succeeded in
reaching tbe shore, and hallooed
“Go 00 with, tbe race, I sueis I’ll
A Minnesota grown iaihct who has seven
up daughters, has sued the county. H«
claims tb it b.i residence has beeo Ufei aa
tbe‘Uttart'-bouM for tbs past two yeais..
ISIIzabetb Allen, in a poem, asks, "Ob,
willow, why braver weept” Blliabeth is
a little mistaken as to tbe facts. It isn't
tbe willow tbat weeps; it is tho boy who
daocts under tbs limber ead ol it.
PIERCED lY k NEEDLE.
"Dmth oomM at )iA, aiid with allUle pin,
Dures throunh his Castle wall,—aad fare
well King I”
What Sbak-^pesrr wld nf (he vanity ol
kioKs’ lives described equally well the
Irailty ul humsn lile everywhere. The (ol«
Inwlna ilogalar itoty comes Ircm Toronto,
A ynung man named Henry Hubbard,
aead tbirty-eliiht yesrs, fell dead while
wa'kini( the streets, Ol courts the usual
inquiry was instltutec) aad exsinieatlan
maile. It wss a' flrst suppnaed he was tbe
victim nl lieait dtsuaie, hut the most vig>
nrous ti>«rch lailed to detect any signs of
disease In that organ.
The doctors were pnzzled; the man waa
healthy. an>l in the lull possession ol his
power.; whnt could have caused his sud
den duparturn from this warld I
It was at last tracoii; In nne seetinn nl
tho heart, while undar tho microicnpe, was
illioovered tho minute point of a neelle.
Death had been hroui'ht almut by this
broken point of a nee.lle. But how dli)
tho neertle get tn the heart t Tho doctors
renewed their researches, and were at last
able to follow the course of the needle's
goint, which had llrsf entered the insn's
loot, anil trnm there had slowly worked Its
'vay through the liody to the heart, when
death resulted. Tills is nne nf the most
remarkable cases on record, and show,
trnm what slitfht ae.ciilunta death may re
sult. All the time, tho deceas,*!! mao had
no knnw1e>f|(e ol bis impending doom;
•lowly and surelv the lat»l piece nl steel
pursued Its serpentine route until it came
in contact with the vital organ.
THE BRIGHT SIDE.
Link on the hrighi side. It is the right
side. Tbe times may be bar-f, hut it will
inikc them o> easier to wear a gloomy and
ssd countenance. It is the sunshine and
not the cloud that aives beauty to the
flower. There is always before or around
us that which should cheer and fill the
heart with warmth and gladness. The
sky is Itlue ten timts where it Is black
once. You have troubles, it may be. So
haveoiheis. None are free Irom them;
and perhaps it is well that none could be.
They give sinew and tone to life, fortitude
and couraitn to man. Tbat would be a dull
sea, and 'the sailor would never arqulre
skill, where there is nothing tn disturb its
surface. It Is tho duty of every one to
extract all the happiness and enfnyment he
can within and wi'hout him ; and above
all, be should look on the bright side.
What thouKh tbinits do look a little da k?
The loni;et lane will turn, and the night
will end in broad day. In the long run,
the iireat balance rlRhts itself. What ap
pears III becomes well—that which appears
wrong, riuht. Men are not made to hanit
itown their heads nr lips, and thnse who do
only show that they are departing from the
natlis ol true common s'^nse and right.
There Is more viitne in one sunbeam than
in a whole hemisphere of clouds and
(iloou). Thcretore, wc repeat, look »n tho
right side. Cultivate all that is warm and
lieniai—not the cold and repulsive, the
dark and morosa.
They wc in the bell-tower of the City
ri'ill yesterilay, and she leaned her yellow-
baire I head on bis slionldi-rs and listened
'o the mighty 'ticki ticki tickl' ol tbe big
Wo don’t want such a big clock as tbat,
do wc, darlinf,? she whispered.
No, my little daisy, he answered, as ha
bugued her a little closet; I kin buy a
clock f»r two doPars which will run three
days to this clock's two. I’ve got her
picked out alreadj!
We’ll be very, very happv, she sighed.
You liet wo H'illl I've figured it right
down fine, and I believe wo can live on
twelve egL's, one pound ol sugar, ten
pounds of flour and one pound nf butter.
And you have a bank account? she
I will, even il I have tn buy a second
And will we keep a coachman?
And havo a piano t
And I can have some square pillows
with shams on them?
Yes, my tulip—jed we’ll, sham every
darned thing trnm celler to garset, have
the front door painted blue, and—hut less
go’o look at some sei'ond h’ind cook-stovcl
W A IT.
Walt, husband, beioro ynu wonder audi
bly why your wile don’t get on with the
bnu>ebold nflairs, ‘‘as your mother did;”
she is doing her best and nn woman can
endure that best to be slighted. Bemem-
bor the long weary nights she sat up with
the little babe tbat die); remembor the love
and eare she hestoived upon you when you
bad tbtt long spell ul sickness. Ua you
think she is made ol cast iron? Wait—
wait in silence and fortx arance, and the
light will come back to her ejes—the old
li)!ht for the old d-iys.
Wait, wife, belore you spi'ak reproach
fully tu your husb.and when ho comc heme
late, wearv and “nut ol sorts." Ho worked
bard hr yon all day—perhaps lar into the
night; be has wtostled band in hand with
care, and selfishoess, and greed, and all the
deninos that follow io tbe train of money
making. Let home be another atmosphere
entiiely. Let him feel that there is one
place in the world where he can Ilnd peace
quiet and perfect love.
The me.le uf making Inve in Portugal is
very simple—but it lacks energy ana the
true inwardness of tha American article.
The Pottugal young man pays his addresses
by simply standing in Iruot nf the bouse
cccupied by tha object of his affection,
while tbe young lady Isoks down approv-
Inaly from an upper window, and that's
all there ia ol it. No gumdtopa, nn meos-
urmg ni waists with arms, no eaxing Into
the liquid depths of love-melting eye*, no
and so-leith. It is a great sevins ol the
aid mao's gas and tue), but.po a cold nlgbt
tbe young man Is liable to have btii eats
iroxen, onlesi htf^arriei a stove In bit ooat-
tail pocket. Tbeae allcot eonrtablpo, we
are told, Oometimes oonltnna for very liing
period* b fare.Uie lover ean oak tbe Impor
tant questloa or thothdy retarn the flnal
answer. Tlwre ia a big room for Improve'
meat io the matter ol Portugal lov«-mak.
Onof^aro, »M| ■MlUMl
Two Bqoerae, A CO tO 0* M *01
pr«e Hqnarea, tooluoo air«|
Four SqnarM, 10 M I 18 MIM 0*l
PourtbOnl'n, If 0« 110 06 4B ••
*• 00 r »• 00 IM «# I
Whole Oolamn, OneToar,
Wanted Id evorjr aeollOB of the Unite#
Stateaand Provtnoaa to anewere tUead-
D&MIEL P. BKATTT,
Dr. W. R. Hoyt of S5 yeara aaeeeaeftot
practlm guaraoieea apeedy and p«rmaD«Mt
oiireofall Cbrnnic, itornfuljua, Privaw.
H.vphilitla and Pemale Dlaeaaea, Rperiaa-
terrbcet, nr aell-abuao at hla Medical In^
stitulo, Airan A Vbeney Block, nopoalte
the City Uali Park, Syraeuae, N. Y. Ms4-
InineHent to All parta of tbe U. 8. and
Canada, Don’t be deoelved by advertla-
ngquacks who throng onr larRe eltle*.
but Qontiiit Dr. Hoj t »»r Hond for ctrcnlar
treating on bia apeolaitlee to hla P. O.
LAUIES, My great liquid Preneb
Remedy, AMIK DIC P2UMB, or Female
ITIend. la unraliing In tbe onra of all pain-
rul and datigemua dlaeaaea of your box.
It inodoratea all exceaa, and brion an tba
montnly period with rnguUrlty. In alt
neiyoua anti spinal airectlnna, paloa In tbe
hack or limbs, heivlneaa, fatigue on aliw.-it
exertion, palpitation nf tha heart, lownm
of anirit, byateric*, *lok headache, whitea,
and all painful dlaeaaea occaaioned by ■
diaorderod ay stem, Il eflTeota a onra when
all othnr rneana fall. Price |a,00 per Bot
tle, Hont by mail. Dr. W, E. Hovt. Box
27A. Syraouae, N. If.
Nov 1 y.
You ean easily Increase yonr aalary by
by devoting a very amall portion of your
leisure time to my Intereat. I de not ex-
fleet you to canvasa for my celebrated
leatty** |*lanoa and Organa unleaa yon
see fit to; but tbo service I require of you
In both pleasant and proaiable. Pult
partieulara free. Addreaa,
DANIEL P. BEATTY,
Washington, If, J,
p^OCKY MOUNT A1UJ.8,
ROCKY MOUNT. N.
Janoery 1st, ISTK
We ere now prepared te fnraish tbe-
PLOW LINGS oncf
ail of the best quality and at low prices,
Uur terms strictly net cash, 80 days.
'an 80 a
BATTLE A SON,
liocky Mount, S. C:
C L O T II I N 6 t
SPRlNf} AND SUMMER STYLES:
Just Reokivbd At
Noah Walker *Co*«
No 143 Sycamore Street.
FI.VE Bt)8INER8 SUITS.
HOYS' AND YOUTH’S CLOTHINOV
A full line of all gradna of Ready-Made-
(Mothing tor Bo.v’a, Youtb'a, anil Men,
from three ytara old up at piloee to anlt
We keep all the latent atvlee of Genta’'
Furnishing Oooda on band.
SamploH on band. Cintbing and 8blrt»
made tn order at onr Baltimore bonae at
short notice, at Raltlmorn prices. Pleeae
give ua a call before buying.
NOAH WALKER A CO-
143 MVCAnOKB NTHBBT^
ALKX.P. SHORT, )
J.GRO. WILKfN.5|ON, J
Oot S—1 Y
ETALLIU BURIAL CASES POR
Persona wishing Metallle Borlal Oooee
cau always obtain them by applying to nse«
at tbe Store of Mesara. W^intleld A Bmrr*
1 ua atm keeping, as beretolbre, a ftill aa*
si.rtment of the Very Beat OABBS, at the
Very Lowest Prioea, In my sbaenoe firom
Weldon, Measra. Wlnfleld A Burr wilt
deliver Casee to peraona who may wiekt
apr 4 1 Q
Weldon, N. O.
The UNOBB81QNKD VKRT
reepeotfully ealla tbe nttentlun of tbo
trade to bis exteoaive etookof doueetio
and Imported llquore, to wUeh be te etlll
making addlttona acd oooatatlug ot ptm
RTB AMD BOITBBOSI WHMKin
Pieneb, Apple. BlMkberrr uid ehenqr
Brandfa^ JainalOfteBd New BngbMd Rtut
t«ndon, ud HoUai,t.^ ste, Pwb^^
Bherry, Olei^Rhine and ».v«
SoappernoikK wine. Sootob and
'ter, sttd » very lH|e lot of
wbUb I am o