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DAN BURY, N. C., THURSDAY, AUGtSf 11. 1881.
BY L. HOLLOW AY.
A little—'tis a little word,
But much may in it dwell;
Then let the warning truth be heard,
And learn the lesson well.
The way of ruin thug begins ;
Down, down, like easy stairs.
If eonseieuce sutlers little sins,
foou larger ones it bears.
A little theft, a small deceit,
Too often leads to more;
'Tis hard at first, but tempts the feet
As through an open door.
Just as the broadest rivers run
From small and distant springs,
The greatest crimes that men have dono
H.ire grown from little things.
The child who earlv disobeys,
Stands now on slip])* ry ground;
And who shall tell in future days,
How loug he may be lound 1
''New Town," Miss.
BY REV O F. DKKMS, 1). D
The difference between day and night
is universally perceived and universally
acknowledged, and (he varieties of its
effect* still afford a large field for intel
We Khali not go into this subject ex
tensively. showing the reciprocal inflti j
ence of the physical and psychical na
tores of man and the modification of
this influence by broad day light and j
dark night. There is one point, howcv
er, to which we wish to call special at.
trillion, and that is the relation ol night
to children in cities
V\ e say in cities, because ordinarily
in ihe country there is but one thing!
lor a child to do at night—namely, stay j
in the house Another reason is that j
the writer, alas! koows very little of j
child life in the country lie knows
something of it in the city He was
born in a city. Until lie was ten years
of age he knew nothing of country life
lie has spetrt more than half his life in
cities in Europe ifnd America This
has given him some experience and some
opportunity f.>r WstJrvatior/ •• tie has
watched also the growth of many chil
dren in many families, and has taken
piins to notice the effect oi different
kinds of culture
Almost invariably bays who have been
allowed to roiui ftee at night have come
to uioral shipwreck and social destruc
lion. The exceptions have been where '
there was a wholesome temycriiment, a
strong intellect, and peculiar social influ
ences. Men and beys, women and girls,
whatever may have been their culture, j
feel that there >s something in the streets
at night different from that which is iu
the day—something that excites appre
hension, or oreateS alarui, or gives li
cense. Hoys that are demure by day
will say things at night they would
blush to utter in the daylight.
The result of our observation is the
clear couviction that it is absolutely
necessary that pirents know exactly
where their children are from sundown
to sunriso. No boy ought to bo allowed
to go alone off the pavement of his fath
er's house after sundown. It ought
not to be a hard restriction ; to a boy ■
thus (rawed from infancy it will not be.
It is unnatural that a child should want
to gooffto play in the dark with other
children The desire never comes until
the child has begun to be corrupt. Some
times for quiet, parents will allow tqetr
children to go 'round (he corner' to play
with some other children. Sometimes
this is allowed through mere careless
ness We never knew it to fail to end
disaetroutly Wo havo in our mind one
or two itriking cases in which weak
mothers have pleaded tor (his liberty
for their children, and are now reaping
(he bitter fruits.
Childhood should be trained with tho
gentleness of love and the firmness of
sagaoious authority ; but whether these
ire at the command of the parent or nat,
there is one rule absolutely indispensu
ble for the safety of the child and the
honor of the family—namely, that while
the ohild is small he shall never go off
: the lot without bis parents, or some other
1 proper guardian ; and that when he
grows older, until he becomes of age,
bis parents ought to know where he is
every moment of hi* time, Md ought to
know that he is in bed before 11 o clock.
Where this cannot be secured by the
exercise of gentleness it must be obtain
ed by authority. A refectory child may
make the bous» not if he it kept iu it'
bu better eadurc eight or ten year* of
such heat than to have that child ruined
and all the family suffor 1 hrough the re
mainder of tils cureer
We have spoken of hoys because we
do not suppose that a;>y girls of decent
families are allowed to be on the streets
alter dark. Wo could enforce this
lesson by statements of harrowing oses,
if these were necessary. We do earn
estly besceeli parents .who read this nr
tiole to lay it to heart, to being to make
quiet observations upon the condition
of their children at night, to find where
they are, and to prepare to answer lo
0 id, our heavenly Fathtr, for the pain
staking care-which thay give to their
How a Man Q jes to Bod.
speaking of how a man goes to bed
an exchange says:
'•There's where a man has the advan
tage. He can undress in a cold room,
and have his bed warm before a woman
has her hair pins out and her shoes un
That is how it looks in pint, and this
is how it looks in reality :• I am going
to bed my dear It is 10: .30" No
lepiy. "Now, John, you know you are
always lute in the morning. Do go to
bed!"' Yes, in a ruiuuie," he replns,
as he turns tlu paper wrong side out
and begins a lengthy at tide headed
"The Louisiana Muddle" Fifteen min
utes later ibe calls from the bed-room :
"John, come lo bed and not keep the gas
burning here all night," and murmuring
something about "the bill being big
enough now," she creeps between the
cold sheets, while John sits placidly
on, his feet aeriis the piano-stool, and a
eigar in his uiouth. By and-by he rises,
yawns, stretches himself, throws the paper
on the floor, proceeds to that vigorous
exercise shaking the coal stove Just
at this ttage, a not altogether pleasant
voice inquires: "For pity's sake! ain't
you ready for bed yet ?" "Yes, yas, I'm
couiing ! Why don't you go to sleep aud
lei & fellow alone ?"
Then lie discovered that there is coal
needed When that is supplied and
rattled into the stove bo sits down to
warm his feet Next he slowly begins
to uudress, and as he stands scratching
hitnsolf, and absolutely gazing on the
last garment, dangling over the back of
the chair, he remembers that (he clock
is not wound yet. When this is attend
ed to he wants a drink of water, and
away ho promenades to the kitchen.
Of course, when he returns, bis skin
resembles that of a picked chicken, and
once more he seats himself before the
fire for the lust warm up. As die clock
strikes twelve, he turus out the gas and
with a fl p of the bed clothes and a
few spasmodio shivers, he subsides—no,
not yet; he forgot to see if the front
door was locked, and another flop from
the bed clothes brings forth the remark,
''Uocd gracious ! if that man ain't enough
tJ (ry the patience of Job !' Setting hei
teeth hard, she awaits the final flop,
with the accompanying blasts of cold
air, and then quietly inquires if he is
settled for the oignt. to wiiieh he replies
by muttering : If you ain't the provok
iugest woman !
Stacks of oats if carelessly put togeth
er are often destroyed by exposure,
j Every farmer may know that the heads
! of'bundles —of every bundle—should bo
1 kept higher than the butts or straw end
1 Hut indifferent bauds often place the
heads lower, or a least 011 a level, with
the butts, th'js inviting mildew and de
cay If oais are to be saved for seeds, it
! is best to wait uotil they fully ripen bc
-1 foio cutting. If tho eiraw and leaves
are to oe used for food, it is best to cut
while the oats are in the dough state
and while the leaves und Kleins are still
green Oat straw so harvested is thought
to be very much more nutritious than
corn fodder, Bud nearly equal toTimothy.
Many, indeed, cut and bouse oats the
nine as hay, and believu it to be fully as
A MIXED UP PAIR OK HABIES. —Two
girl babies were born at nearly the same
lime, in the time house, at Oakland,
Tano. The mothers were sisters, closely
resembling caoh other, nod during the
exoitement of the oroasion the liille ones
got mixed up before they were dressed,
or in any way marked lor ident ißoalion.
There is a puzzling uncertainty, for three
month* have elapsed without developing
any resemblance to the lather in either
case ; aud if the children grow up, as
they seem likely to, with the physical
characteristics of their mothers, nobody
j will ever know their exact parentage.
I The present agreement is to decide the
' question by lot.
The Datk Day of 1819.
What was tho strangest occurrence
that cvet happened in the history of
this country was what his bjen always
known u« the "Pneuomenon of 1819."
On tho tlornpig of Sunday, November
S, 1819, the sun ruse upon a cloudy sky,
which assumed, as the light grew upon
it, a strange greenish tint, varying in
places to an inky blackness After a
short tiuie the whole sky beeatne I err i-
I bly dark, douse black clouds filling the
atmospl etc, ao'l there followed a heavy
shower of l'ain, which appeared to be
i something of '.he tia'ore of soapsuds, i
'fchd was found to have deposited, alter j
' settling, a substance in all its qualities :
resembling soot. Late iu the afternoon i
the sky cleared to its natural aspect, and
the next day was fine and frosty On
the m ruing of Tuesday, the 10th,
| heavy clouds agaiu civcred the sky, and
: changed fioui a deep green to a pitchy
black, and the sun, when ocnsbniliv
seen thru ugh them, was sometimes of a
dark brown or an unearthly yellow color,
and again bright orange, and even
blood red The clouds constantly deep
ened in color and density, and later on
: a heavy vapor seemed to descend to the
earth, and the day became almost us da: k
as night, the glootn increasing and di
minishing most fitfully At noon lights
had to be burned in the court house,
1 the banks and public offices of the city
Everybody was more or less alarmed,
and uiany were the conjectures as to tho
oause of the remarkable occurrence.
The more sensible thought that immense >
woods or praiiies were on fire somewhere
to the west ; others said that a great vol
cano must have broken out in the prov
ince ; still others asserted that our cooun
tain was an extinct crater about to as
; suuie operations, and to make of the j
city a second Pompeii; the superstiti
ous quoted an old Indian phophesy—
that one day the Island of Montreal was
to be destroyed by an earthquake ; and
i some even cried that the world was 1
about to come to an end. About the
I middle it' the afternoon a great liud; wt
clouds seemed to rush suddenly over the
city, aud the darkness became that of
night. A pause and hush for a moment |
succeeded, und theu one of the most
I glaring flashes of lightuing ever beheld 1
flamed over the country, aoconipan ed by
a clap of thunder which seemed to shake
I the city to its foundations. Another [
pause followed, and then came a light
shower ol rain of tho snme soapy and
sooty nature as that two days before j
After (hat it appeared to grow brighter; j
! but an hour later it was as dark as ever. .
Another rush of clouds came, and an
I other vivid flash of lightning, wh oh was j
seen to strike the spire of the old j
; French parish church and to play curi- .
ous'y about the large cross at its summit
befoto descending to the ground A -
moment later came the climax ot the
day. Every bell in the city suddenly
rang out the alarm of fire, and the af
frighted citizens rushed out from thoir
houses into tho streets, and made their
way in the gloom toward the church,
i until Place d'Armes was crowded with
! people, their nerves all unstrung by tho
awful events ot tho day, gazing at, but
j scarcely dariog to approach, the giranue
sight before them. The sky above and
around was as black as ink ; but right in
one spot, in mid air above them was this
summit of the spire, with the lightning
playing about it, shining like a sun. I)i
--j rectly the great iiou cross, together
with tho ball at its foot, fell to the j
! ground with » crash, and was shivered
Ito pieces, liut the durkest hour comes
just before the dawn. The glow above
gradually subsided and died out, the
people grew less fearful and returned to
their home*, the real night came on,
and when next morning dawned every,
thing was bright aud clear, and the
: world was as natural as before. The
phenomenon wis notioed in a greater or j
less degree from Quebec to Kingston,
and far into the States, but Montreal
teemed its oeuter. It has never yet been
The 'Fruit lleoorder" says :' We have
tride it repeatedly, and uover knew it to
fail, in case of saving diseased fruit trees
I —the cutting of the diseased part, an l
! slittiug the bark downward on one side
' of the limb and body lrom the affected
I part. In fact, if tho diseased part is
cut off, and the limb and body slit, it
will stop the destruction of the tree, or
at least it has always proved so in our
Plaiu Healthy Food-
A lady teriling to (he "Household"
makes the following sensible plea for
healthy foid for children :
From observation I know that the
manner in which children are fed at ihe
present time is one great of the
enfeebled condition we find them in, and
of their early decline. Who in our
gianduiothcrs' time ever heard of child
ren losing their teeth, boys and girls go
ing to dentists to have their teeth fi led, '
or girls of fifteen with full set of false
tectl ? I know of some such in this
community und there is no cause for it
j It U in the feeding of the children, i
; mostly, I believe,
The fine white flour used at the pre- !
sent time would not sustain life, whereas
wheat in its natural state would The
best part of the wheat is taken out of
such tl 1 ur, and it enters largely into the
cooking of the time It looks very nice,
such white bread, but it is little better 1
than sawdust. It is poor lood to build
up bone and muscle on, to give nerve '
aud brain food - it is fattening Starch
is fattening, bu; it needs something
more than the starch contained in the j
heuri of the grain of wheat. The en- ;
tire wheat ground fine and made into
bread is the best for all utcrs.
The pastry to day, so largely used up
on the tables of almost all classes, is a
1 detriment to our health, and no child
should be led uvon or allowed to cat it. |
It seems thai cooks are getting together
1 (ho most indigestible articles; sucb
j messes and uames to them. Well, it is
a progressive age, aud the cocking goes
to prove sooiethiug wrong. If we could
get back to the olden ways of cooking)
we would be better lor it, the rye and
Indian bread, ground wheat cakes, p'uiu
! baked or boilsd rica pudding, with sauce
made of molai-ses, with a little boiled
! cider in it, bake Indian puddings, plain
simple apple pie, but not too ofteu ;
meats cooked well, not done up in spices
and served in rich gravy.
Health is far above evervthing else/
and to enjoy it you must ► i -ifter what
your stomach will digest, ano tuat which
will best buildup i#e Vjdfcj,
Bnd not destroy one part to give tone to
Advice to tho Girls.
When a man chooses the profession of
law he docs nut expect to be a musician
and a journalist ulso ; be knows that if
; he would succeed he must devote him- j
self to the one chosen calling When a j
woman marries she realizes that in order
to reach lofty hight* in wife and mother- |
j hood she unist sacrifice lesser aims Shu
; must be willing to lay aside the d> light
lul occupations which have made her :
gitlbood pleasant; she must know that
j from the hour her biby is laid iu the j
j cradle, dressed with loving forethought, I
[ to that darker hour when the mature
man lies down in bis last sleep, tha' she
1 will give full weauitig to the words,
"Constant care " That her mind once
unfettered will be at liberty no more, 1
but is bound by ties stronger than lite j
or death to those who have come to her
from out of the groat unknown Wait
! a while, girls; think it all over before j
\ you promise to become wives—to take
| theso duties and burdens upon you 1
Sweet and satisfying as are tho obliga- I
lions of wife and mother, they are not to ,
:be taken lightly A husband must not j
be lookod upon as a sort of perpetual
beau, and ohildren as extremely uncer
tain and improbable adjuncts. Unless, !
like Wilhelm Meister, you. apprentice
ship ended, you reach out ot yourself ,
: and ask for larger duties, for a wider
field of labor you had better stay at j
home with father and mother, dignifying
the relation of daughter, filling the old- i
established borne with a mild radiance
which would seeui but a dim light in a
new 011 c —A'. Post.
FEUDING Iloas—An lowa farmer
put up 20 one year old hogs, aud for the
ti Ist 28 days ted theu) on dry shelled
oorn, of which they ate 82 bushels and
gained 837 lbs—over 10 lbs to the
bu9hul of oorn He then fed (be same
hogs 14 days ou dry corumeal during i
which time they consumed 41 bushels >
and gained 553 lbs., or 14i lbs. to the .
bushel. The same hogs were then fed ,
14 days on cornmeal and water mixed,
consuming 55} bushels of corn and
gained 731 lbs . or 131 lbs. to the bushel,
lie then fed them 14 days on cornmeal
cooked, and alter consuming 45 bushels
of the cooked meal, they gained 791) lbs.,
or nearly 15 lbs. to the bushel of meal.
A good-looking old German, with long
hair, sat down, or rather up, in the bar
ber's ohair, and was asked whether he
would have his uair shingled. He re
plied : "Mien Kott, no 1 I vant some
hair koot off. Vot voot you put zuna
ahiukles on it peoause ?"—["Herald P.
No'LETTER FOII BURCII—.\ man
from Branch County, this State, being
| in Custor City soon after a post-office
was es'iblishcd there, went up to the
shanty one day with intent to inquire
for mail unttor. A wan from Missouri
was just ahead of him, and inquired if
there was any letter there for Zacariah
"Be you the feller?" queried the
• I am."
"Named Z icariuh, are y 1 V
"Too infernal long for this country.
You'd better chop it in two."
"1 axed if there was a letter here for
Zachariah Burch," said tho Missoariaa,
with a bad Icam in his eyes.
"And I heard ye, and there ain't
nothing of tho sott here."
"Kinder seems to me there is."
"Then I'm a liar?"
The pair looked at each other for a
minute, and theu Burch remarked :
"Mebbe you are."
Uncle Sam's official hopped out of his
den and went for Zicariah Burch. It
was a pretty even match for ten miuutes
and then the Postmaster got bis favorite
hold. Soou after that event Mr. lfurch
' Stranger, I reckon it is no use pro
longing this sorrowful affair."
' I reckon not, but ye inquired fjr a
letter for Burch "
"And you give it to me purty strong
that sicl' a letter had urriv."
'Yes, I did," replied Burch, as he
felt of his left car to see what portion
was loft for future fights, "but I've bin
; think in' powerful hard in the last tea
inir.its, and 1 guess the ole woman baolc
j in Missouri has put off writin' til) next
Sunday ! Let's go out and take sunthiu'
to bring tears to cur eyes "
At the promenade concert the other
night, was a young man whose eyes are
affected in some manner that he cannot
: weil distinguish objects at ojght, parti-
I cularly if there are about.
Seeing what he be a young
i lady, vyjthout an esoori/standing near •
oT ohildren, to«ier»
and asked if she would accept of lit*
j company for a promenade, and partake
'of souie ice-cream. She linked on to
his arm without making any answer,
aud they began promenading up and
; down the walks. Somehow the young
: man couldn't start a conversation, and
several rounds were made without either
speaking. At last his partner in the
promenade broke the silenco, saying :
I "Look heah, boss, if you'se gwine lo
treat to dat ice cream, I wish you would,
'cause, 'fore de Lord, I mus' burry back
to dem chillun " If a bomb-shell bad
exploded uider that young man's feet it
couldn't have lifted him over the square
fence more rapidly than he got over;
and as he streaked it up tbe back street
! the colored nur»c went and took charge
of the children under her caro, n.utter
| ing to herself as she did so "dat if de
young man didn't hub de specie to set up
, to ica cream ehe did."
AMUSING ANECDOTE. — Daniel Web
ster had an anecdote of old Father
Scarl, the minister of hi* boyhood, which
is too good to be lost. It was customary
: then to wear buck skin breeches in cool
I weather. One Sunday morning in Au
tumn, Father Searl brought his dowu
from the garret, but the wasps hau takeu
possession during the summer, and were
having a nice tiuio of it in tbem. By
dint of an effort, be got out the intru
ders and dressed for meeting. But
while reading (he Scriptures to the eon
-1 gregation, he felt a dagger from one of
tho smail waistcd fellows, and jumped
around the pulpit, slapping his thighs
But tbe more he slapped and danced the
more they stung. The people thought
him crazy, and were in a commotion
what to do, but he explained the matter
iby saying: "My brethren, don't be
alarmed; the word of the Lord is in my
mouth, but the Devil i» in my breechet!"
Webster always told it with great glee
ito the ministers.
A gentleman in New York met a
rather "unccrtaiu" acquaintanee the
other day, when the latter said : "I'm a
little short, and would like to you a
conundrum in mental arithmetic."
"Proceed !"• observod the gentlemm.
"Well," said the 'short' man, "suppose
i you bad ten dollars in your pooket, and
I should ask you for five, how much
would remain ?" "Ten dol'ars," wa* tbe