THE DANBURY REPORTER.
PUBLISHED WEEKLY AT
DANBURY, N. C.
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o. f. day, At.uKiir Junes
DAY & JONES,
SADDLERY, HARNESS, COLLARS,
No. 336 W. Baltimore street, Baltimore, Md.
B. t. KI.SU, WITH
JOHNSON, BUl'lo.\ & V').,
Nos, 27 and 2'J South >harp Street.,
T. W JOHNSON, It. M. SUTTON,
J K II CaABBK, U.J JOHNSON,
H 11. MAHTINDALK, WITH
WM. J. C. DULANY & CO,
tHalitniors' and liuukNrllor&* Ware
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Stationery of all kinds. Wrapping I'aper,
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HALT lUOUK, MO.
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O. L. COTTKKLL. ( \ \. S. W ATKINS.
mai kins, (orn;i:ii. a (0.,
Importers and Jobber* of
1307 Main Street,
A gen Is for Pairlmnks/a Siumlurd Scales,
and Auker Hrnud ifuiiiug Cloth.
August 26, 1880.
JNO W HOLLAND, WITH
1. A. BRVAM & CO.,
Maawfacturers ol FRENCH and AMERICAN
CANOIES, in every variety, and
wholesale dealeis in
FRUITS, NUTS, CANNED GOODS, CI
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OUUISTIAn DKVHIEH, Ot 8., SOLOMON KIHMKLL.
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importers and Jobbeis of
Foreign aud Domestic Dry Goods aim
312 West Baltimore Street, (between Howard
aud Liberty,) BALTIMORE.
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Prompt attention paid to orders, and satis
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_Mareli, 6. m.
ES TA BL IsTIED 1844.
S. T. DAVIS
Manufacturers and Dealers in
BOOTS, SHOES AND BROGAXS,
No. 31 Sharp Street, Baltimore Md.
DANBURY, N. C., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1831.
A PRINTER S PROTBST.
Oh, whv don't people form their o's
And finish off iheir i's—
Whv do they make such crooked e's
And such confounded cfs ?
Why do they lorm such shocking e'a,
And with ague fits ?
Their g'a and As are 100 much
For any printer's wits.
What a human eye Is without sight
Is an i without a dot.
J'b are snch curious crooked things,
We recognize them not.
A* ought to stand for kussedne^s,
But come* in we'l lor kick.
L' s and m's aie mischievous,
While n's just raise Old Nick.
O's are rarely closed at all,
Ano p' are ahnyigr things
■ V's miuht as well be spider legs,
Aud r's mosquito wings.
. Some people make a passing »
Who never cross a t,
Others use the self-same strokes
To form a u or ».
H"» get strange'y mixed,
X a seem on a spree;
)' is a skeleton on wires,
Zounds, how we swear at 2/
& vet, just think what typos get
From drivers of the quill I
They cull u- such a careless set,
And ocribhla on at will.
Well, the' will scribble, and we must swear
And vainly try to please,
Till thev go l»aiK to school arid learn
To make their u, b, c's.
THE MINItTERS SUEPRISE.
A port'y, comfortable sort of a uian |
in a chocolate-brown overcoat opened
the gate of Parson R.iwe's cottage one
sharp, cold morning when a heavy snow
lay upon the ground.
It was Squire Glover, one of the pil
lars of the churoh, and he was corning
to consult his parlor conueruing souie
church uiatters. Just as he was ahout
rapping at the door it opened, and Wil- J
lie R. >we cauie out,
"Just w-ilk right in, squire, and sit j
down," sajs Willie "IVil be in di- j
Away he ran, and ths squire stepped
in, and sat dowu in the little parlor,
waiting the appearance of his pastor.
Presently he heard fleps aud voices
in the adjoining room, and then a
child's voice said :
"Pa, just look at my shoe. It's tl
"I think it is. Laura," answered the
parson's tones "Let me see— perhaps
—co, it is too worn to be mended again.
"Well, pa, please, I'd like to have a
new pair. Won't you get 'em for me ?"
"As so-ill as pa can, he surely will,
daughter," snid the lather, in sad tones,
"lie good and wail a little, Laura "
"I have waited ever so long," said
Laura, "and Willie's shoes are worse ;
than mine, and he hasn't gut any mit. j
tens, either "
"Laura," interrupted a voice which
the squire knew was Mrs Rhhj's, "run
and feed y ur chickeus, and don't worry 1
The child ian out, aud the parson, !
never dteauiing who was in the next
room, hearing every word through the
crack of the door, *unl :
"They can't nurry me more than I
am worried. Mary. I don't any muoh,
but I feel all our needs, not for myself,
but for you uud the children. It made
my heart ache, a little while ago, to j
hear Willie ask If we could nevet hav e
meat for breakfast any m ire. and know
that there wasn't a pound if meat in |
">or any sugar, either and hardly
any flour, and not a diuio in the purse,
John, but for all that we won't starve," ;
said the little womau'a cheery voice.
"Have you lost your faith, John ?"
"No, Mary, I hope not," came the !
answer, "iiut it docs seem hard, when
my salary is so small it cau't be paid, so
we could have a few oouilorts at least
Sometimes I think I must give up here,
and try somewhete else "
"Oh, DO, no, John !" pleaded the wife
"Not yet, anyway. 'We've got such a
pleasant home here, and oar people are
so kiud, don't give up yet. Let's try on
a little longer, ai,d maybe help will
"Well, I don't know from whence,
Mary I'm aorry to say so, bat I've lost
heart lately, till I'm really not fit to
preach. II the Lord don't help us, and
that aoon, I don't know who will !" i
Then there was a found of a man's ris
ing, and Squire Glover, feeling aa if ho
didn't want to see his pattnr just uow,
op and slipped out before Parson Itowe j
Ami wlitsu Hie K»'U tqulte ant sail -y
ont of the gate his face wax red, and he
was puffing For breath.
"Well! Wall ! God bless my sou! !"
he panted, ap he tro'ted on. "Here's a
pretty sla'e of things ! No meat, no
mouey, no shoes—why, Oof) bless m\
soul ! This must he looked after. Shall
| be, too ! I'll see ibe deacons and if they
| won't, I will, out of my CKO popket, too
j God bless my soul! That brav> iutie
wouian shall have sonie help 10 keep up
her husband'* heart, or I'll know 'he
Racing along flushed and eseited. lie
| met Deacon Jones. 11.- hud the deacon
I by the buttonhole in n mi , it. ,n d jfti-r
i a short consultation 'hey w. Nt .fl
1 to Deacon U 'liins ius
And ihut alcernou there *a» uu li
; stir in Glenviite. iit:t»- groups e is'a .1
Ily meeting and cnMilifg • e»'ry
store, and on eveiy enitiu '•> •:!« ihe
j day seemed to close io Urn ami clieet
| less in the parson's itttie e II JSJ
A Iresh snow fell that 11! • and »er
j ved to ui.ike uoiseless the. sle-la \v "h
] drove softly up to the lu'nl.-t. r's e n.ijji
j WIMi (he very first fiiut 'I dawn.
! The inmates of the little liweiting were
all sleeping soundly, but one awake und
listening might have heard mtifll d fool.
sieps, whispers und cauti us shoving and
pushing of heavy urtlcle* 'lll>eli)W
--| ever, soon ceased, and all was quiet, un
til Ihe day broke cleat ly und the villag-
I ers ur se.
i The weary parson and his true-heart
j ed little wife had luiu awake late the
: night before, for heavy hearts - make
sleepless eyes, and lliey slept a little la
ter lltau usual this morning.
l>ut at last tbey were all up and dress
! ed. Tbe simple breakfast, consisting ol
| coffee, warm biscuits and butter, was
i ueuily ready when Willie and Laura
; took a riutioa to run to the Irout door
and see how deep tbe snow was uu the
Through the little parlor they trotted.
Willy first, aud Laura following, to the
front door, which, with s-uMt litt'e trou
ble, they pulled open.
And the ntxt 011 ome tile outage rung
with their hasty shout.--.
"Pa ! pa ! mamma ! mamma ! do oouie
iiere ! Come quick ! llun here to the
porch, quick, both of you !"
Greatly surprised, and slightly flight
coed, not knowing what hail happened
to the children, the K od pits in anil his
wile rushed 10 the front door, upsetting
| tbe eat aud the coffee pot HI tbeir H:>ste
to teach it.
What a sitht met ttiuir cy > ! No
' wonder the children shouted ! The snow
j had beeu carefully wept from the lio.it
1 porch, which was sc( out Willi a tempi
ioguiruyof various urueles. liight be
lore the door stood u barrel of (1 .ur, uu
I lop of tlie barret were laid two juicy
j hams, and uhtride the bams sat a great,
j lat turkey, all dre.-.-ed ready for CJ 'king,
at which Wiltie and Laura set up a
| great shout
An open barrel beynud was ranning
over with plump red apples, aud a sec
ond barrel full of big, comfortable look
irig potatoes and a row of crisp cabbage
j beads kept guard ail around the barrel,
j Then there was ab. x, packed wi! b
I papers of sugar, coffee, lea and rice, a
sack of dried peaches and several cans >
iof fruit. Aud another box, when open
| ed, displayed two new pairs of shoes,
just the right size for V ill'esnd Ltura ;
j sundry rolls of flannel, muslin and call
00, warm stockings and mittens, and SOT
: er»l small articles, not forgetting a well
filled basket of outs and candies, wbieh
proved that somebody knew what child
rea love, and whioh set Laura and Wil
: lie to danoing, like little Indians
j In the bottom of the box was a thick,
wurui gray shawl, with Mrs It >we's
name pinned on it And when the shawl
wis unfolded, there dropped out au en
velope directed to I'arson Howe, inside
of which th"y found the amount of the
delinquent salary 10 good, new green
backs, and a card upou which was writ
| ten :
' 'Will our pastor accept the li ttle surprise
gilt which accompanies hi« salary, with the
i love of a fcratelul people ?"
"Oh, what a pleasant, pletamt sur
prise !" eried Willie and Laura together
"What a wonderful mercy, rather !"
said the mother; "John, didn't I tell
you the Lord would help us?"
' Yes, Mary!" answered the pastor
i "Let us thank Hitn for the mercies of
this morning "
And in tbe little parlor they *ll rev-
I ercotly knelt, and never a more fervent
I thanksgiving went up thau ascended
j from the little circle in the parson's oot
J tage that happy winter morning
Why is it that eo many young lucn
would rather deal out sugar, draw up
syrup or measure cloth than become me
cha'iies? Do they coumder it more hon
orable to measure calico, sell tape and
pins, than to become industrious workmen
producers ofthe nation's wealth. Do
hey think that because their hands arc
soft and their hair paiied iu the middle
that they are any more respectable than
he who labors and assists in making t ! ie
eurth habitable! To the intelligent, Jtl
ligent young man who devotes himself to
t'm mechanical aris, especially iu the
south, there is a boundless tield that will
rewaid. Fame aud fortune
back mi liim onward in his careor. 1 iis
hands may be hard and .soiled, it matters
not. A stain on the hands caa lie remov
ed, far easier thau the stain which shows
on so many of those who dcipiso manual
labor. A sta'ii on the hand or coat is
far better thau a stain upon the reputa
Is the World Coming to an End.
Wc don't know. For no man knows
when this earth is to tumble into ashes
froiu fire. Old Mother ship tons prophecy
that the world would play out in I.SSI is
still cited as good ground tor apprehend
ing the prevailing drought is the forerun
ner of the world's destruction. Rut thou
Old Mother Shipton never made any
such - ; jpbecy ! The allegation that
she did is unfounded iu fact. Suppose
she so prophesied, what did this old
fortune telling dame know about it more
thau any one else ! Jnd as for droughts,
why, tbey are as common as people who
cheat the printer by subscribing for papers ,
and never paying for them. Home \
droughts are greater than others—but all
are sent no doubt for wise purposes. We ,
rather regard the prevailing drought as a
chastisement of this generation for its un
matched wickedness. TLe great mass of
mankind have gone perfectly crazy after
money. Money is their idol—they adore
it— aud the more they get of it the more ]
they want : aud too many do not hesitate
to get it bj lying, cheating and swindling
atfe' stealing. Money is everything.
And lie who can hoard up the biggest pile
no matter how ho does it is a great some
body, although he may be as mean as the -
devil hituself, and clutches his dollars j
with the grip of death against the appeals
of charity, iu relief of starving, suffering
humanity, k'es the country abounds j
with too much rascality, corruption, and ,
wickedness, and there is too little gen
uine Christianity, meekness, piety and
charity. The very Government under
which we live is so steeped in crime aud j
corruption— all (or money—that you may
almost smell the stench. Look at it:
If high ollicials steal their weight iu gold,
they go uuwhipped of justice. If they
are even arr is ted the farce of •'binding
may posibly be gone through with, but j
the guilty wretch is not required to give
security, aud that is an end to it The
Dorscyg & liradys, by star route frauds,
may steal millions, and the study is how
to avoid punishment or even the farce of
a trial. l»ut let a poor old farmer be
caught in a little irregularity in distilling
whiskey or brandy, and h« is shown no
mercy but punished to the full extent ef
the law. Our law makers in congress, as |
a general thing, are drunkards, libertines !
and infidels; and all over the Union we |
find rich capitalists oppressing the poor in
forming "riugs" and baying up the meat ;
and bread so they can get any price they ;
ask— thus speculating 011 the life blood of i
the poor. If we peep into the church we '
shall sec too much hifalutin' fashion, folly
and pride, not to say hypocrisy, and too
little humidity, piety and charity. No!
wonder therefore, that we are scourged
earth quakes, tornadoes,
and pestilence, for the world is desperate- ,
ly corrupt and wicked.
How to Keep Your Frends
In the first place, don't be too exacting.
If your friend doesn't come to «ee as of- :
ten as you wish, or if she is dilatory about
answering your letters, dont make up your
mind at once that she has grown cold or
indifferent, and above all don't overwhelm
bet with reproaches. Rest assured that
thero is no more sure way of killing a
friendship than by exartions aud upbraid
ings. It is quite possible that you friend
may have other duties and engagements
whose performance employs tho very time
you olaim, and instead of being ueglectcd
you are only waiting your turn, l'erhap
she comes to you in her rare intervals of
leisure to be rested and cheered aud help
ed by yonr affection aud sympathy. Hat
is the likely to find cheer and comfort in
year society if you meet her with doubts, '
with coldness, or with a sense of injury,
•nd insist 011 a full account of how she has
spent her time, au J whether she could not
possibly have come before ? In nine cases
out of ten she will go away feeling tha'
vour friendship is a troablc rather .than a
A Touching Incident.
One of the most touching things we
have read in along time is that story of
a robber and a poor lone woman near j
The robbqr came to her house at night 1
and demanded her nionqy or her life. [
iihe hadn't much money or life either but !
she preferred giving up the former rather I
than the latter, so she brought her store 1
and placed it iu his hand, lie looked it j
oven carefully to sec that she did not
palm off any tweuty-ceut piece for quar- |
ters, and facetiously told her that he
would credit her with only ninety-four !
cents on the trade dollars chiding her for S
taking them for their face value, "llav
eu'tyou anything else of Value !" inquired !
the bold bad burglar, looking about the !
scantily furnished apartment,, "a child's !
Jjiacelet, ring, anything will be thankfully
received." She hid nothing more «':•«!
replied with a sigh. A thought s'lttck
him. "lour husband was a soldiel, was
he n-it !"' She acknowledged that he wai
and killed in the war. '•Then he must '
have hid a revolver," he continued
searching her countenance. "Ah, you I
grow confused, you stammer, yottr man
ner betrays you. Get that revolver at !
once and giv..> it to me." In vain tho |
woman implored him to spate that harm- j
leas trinkei, almost the sole memorial of 1
the husband she had lost. She had pawn
ed many things when in distress, but had '
always held on to that. Hut tho robber
was unrelenting. Sobbing bitterly, the '
woman went to a bureau drawer aud re
moved the precious relic, around which j
clustered so many tender recollections. !
"Must you have it ?'* said she, as she ad- !
vancedwith trembling stops towards liiui. !
"Yes, 1 must,'' said the robber, extending i
his hand. "Well then, take it," said |
she, gently pressing the trigger for the ;
last time. There was a loud report and ;
the robber tumbled over dead. J
The community ought to pension that '
woman. — Cincinnati Huturdni/ .\ ijht.
She Found II in.
The following story . says the Washing
ton Capital, is true in every detail: A I
milliner of respectability marnied a dissi- |
pated tailor who abused, neglected and J
abandoned her. Several years having \
passed without a clue to his whereabouts, j
her friends advised divorce and her aceep- |
tance of an advantageous offer of marriage, i
The woman persistently declined every 1
offer, and when rhc hud accumulated a '
sufficient sum started off in the direction
her husband was supposed to have taken
when he left her. At Halifax, N. S. she
received a slight clue, Mid took the steam
ed to Portland, Me. Thence she followed j
his track to New York, whore she ceased ;
for' many months to htftr from him. Fin- 1
ally she found that he was working m Al- !
bany, for which place she immediately !
started. She was about a week too lute :
had been discharged for drunkenness. |'
Spending her days at lucrative work and
her evenings at detective service, the un- !
wearying wife at length discovered that ! .
he employed by a large firm iu Chicago.
She wrote there, and was answered that
her husband had gone away nobody knew 1
where. Not satisfied with this she trav- 1
eled to that city and ransacked every j
concern interested in the tailoring busi- ]
ness there until she met a fellow coun 'rv- |
man who ; aid that her husband when last 1
heard from was in Ontnha. She wrote 1 '
there there got no answer, but went on. >
There she heard that he had certainly |
left for San Francisco, where he had ob
tained a fiuo place as cutter in a large
firm* She of course went tlnther, only to i 1
bo told that her husband had been several 1
days away from work, and drinking hard. |
lie had not ?ven been to his boarding
liou.se. This led her to visit the station ,
houses and in one cf /licni she ascertain- j
ed fl.at her husband was in jail for ten |
days. He was released and prevailed on i
to return home after six years absence. I
All this occurred eighteen years ago, and 1
to day the prodigal husband yore is a
strict teuiperence man,in independent
circumstances, a model husband aud fa- ;
thcr and a respected citizen.
Many predictions have been made as
to tho approaching end of the world, but,
unlike most of the prophets, Dr. Howard j
Crosby, of New York, rcstn his prediction j
upon the Biblle- His Sunday eveniug 1 ,
exposition of the book of Revelations j
are attracting peculiar interest aud the :
congregations who listen to theui are iu- j
duce by the knowlcdwe that l>r. Crosby
is one of the best Greek scholars and
biblical studeuts now liviug, to place
much confidence ia his interpretation of a
book of vory deep mysteries. He is now
giving an exposition of the part of the
Revelation which relates to the present
ago of the world. According to his view
but two periods of prophecy remain to be ,
fulfilled, the first extending from the com
pletion of tho present period in 1890' a !
thousand years, and constituting the 1 1
inilenial age, aud the second extending 1 '
from 2*290 to the year 3000, at which time :
Dr. Crosby believes the cud of the world '
will come. There are fow cniineut biblical | (
scholars who venture to announce scrip- t ,
tural authority for a specific date as to (
the end of the World, and thereforo Dr. ' |
Crosby's prediction will attract very gen- ,
ernl stteH'iim. 1
A Kaco for a Wifa.
V 1 eriiii l * in Lapland, saving that of
. nr J-r. is punished more ssvorely or
I stii iin-ily 'lnn i marriage of a
I v«U'i•' »•».•• 11 ■:: ■•' !'• • finren the
• Xf> r v -di. s■ !' lier p.ro'H». Those
! H-ufse eri!n>'4 ar;- wholly unknown in
■.:o chi- S'i M*i: •!' ii". Tin bloud
>'t i .. -ri ... .>r iiN *ave with
'11"t a n^■ : il ■ • i 01 which ia ii.«
•,> ,r .hie r I'll -» i aiid warmth ot
nr t is 1 i d uitii being by
: I lie wil 1«• hr .1 ban un involuntary
: 'on 11.akin il.e whole body cap
\ L'lpl l . ode u-i-hip is rather a
1: is '! c' ii l i ti'in, and ore under
•. 11 i'ii- •i.-iih f all are preserved.
\ . V a forced to look a
-it i.i 1i . ~, ,11 ret! hiai she does
. 1 i.e :'i : nir .hall she be forced
' h iiire iivr ris HIS fir refusing. No
thing 'if 1)m kind. The pirents of tha
hulls.'!, when I. • hand has been asked
i 1 mail by one wh i n they aro will
' ing to uceert, siy to one another, "Now
| « If our daughter wil! hive this
! man. a'c will aeci j.t h in for a sou
i Let il,e case be decide I even as it was
decided wi.rii Luela of the G'en turned
' 111 bet stti'il, ami bowed head to L'ipp
.Vi'tcii It tdull be done "
' Aeeiirdi-gly, information is given to
! the duiiscl that a suitor has applied for
■hand P.rhaps she knows the young
i iiia-i; w'aie it uiay be she has never
■ seen liim.. llowuver on a day appoint
ed, tho damsel and her parents, with
: their chief friends, together with the
suitor and i is friends, cuuia '.ogothcr,
and sit at meat ; the suitor aud the de
sices bciutf placed opp »»ii c to one an
other, so that they converse freely, and
each view ihe other's face.
When the feast is concluded tha
I foaipiny r pnir to an open space, whero
! ihe race for a wife is to" bo ran. fha
I distance m ilked nff is generally ahouc
two English furlongs— it a quarter of
! a mile—and the girl is lot out in ad
| lance of the starting point about a
i ihird of the whole distance, so that if
sh • be at all fleet of the foot, and bo
desires, she can easily avoid the suitorj
j for if he does not overtake her before
! she reaches tho end of the race she ii
free, and he may never trouble her a
In this way, it may be seen, a mod
est o..vd:-n is spued .ill perplexity' or
possible sh tui f rotassl If she does
nor wish the y iing 01.111 fir a husband,
s •• has bit t., kc p her back to him
and iu'l lv*e for tin.- goal, which she is
sure to re teh if she wishes ; while on
the other hand it the suitor has pleased
her, ani she will h ivo him to overtake
h.-r ; and if she ho particularly struck,
if she would sianify to the lover that
bis love is returned, she can run a short
distance, then stop and turn, aud iuvite
biui witn open arms.
The I)apps are not a moral people,
nur excessively honest, but their mar
riage relations are, as a rule, happy aud
Is It Luck,
Ridluck depends '•cry largely on the
amount of d iivitright laziness which ia
packed awty in your system, and good
luck consists greatly in what is proper
ly called your grip on affairs. Sumo
peop'o have bsd luck because their
hands always slip when they take hold
of anything, and others have good luck
be-'ause they simply take Dold and koep
hold "All my crop of corn," said one
of the former like, sulkily, "has some
how faded mo this season. 1 never do
ir.ve no goit of luck " A brisk, thriv
ing planner who stood by remarked,
• Well, John, that's very straagei for
we haven't hud such a scasi u for uiauy
1 ytar What kind of corn did you
p'aut, pray ?" "Wall," was she reply,
I supp ise it is partly to be accounted
for by the faiti that last sp.iog I was
so awful busy ahout other things that I
lorgot i-.1l tibi-u' tke Corn until it was so
lite, and then I concluded not to plant
"Giptain," s:»il a cheeky youth, "is
1 here any d inger of disturbing the mag
netic cut rents it I ex inline that compass
too cloiie'y ?" And the steru marine,
loving Ills liitlo j e, promptly respon
ded; No sir; bras, has nu efKet Kiiat
ever on then.! '