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Wxi sse s H o d rick ,7 A f '! its North Carolina Republican: fAHES H. HARRIS, - Editor. TU yorth Carolina Republican will be t trnished to subscribers' at the follow ing rates, .vitsli 5 t advance:. tiii-lfr Miyription, oo ycnr ?2 00 - fiix monthH,. '. l 00 , three months f0 Any person getting up a club of ten will reive a copy free. A CALCULATION. Fmf hnndrfd million breaths mike up The term of hnman life J bo oft man draws the air of heaven, It pain in calm- in strife. For three score years his bosom swells With breath drawn carelessly ; Yt while he drains that measured air. Twelve hundred millions die. Oh I think je of the reckless heart, Who dares the vengeful rod, That with each scornful breath ye heave, Three nouUare called to Qod! a:; old man's recollections. BY T. S. ARTHUR. I em not a very old man,' said a vener- ,-le fiiend to me one day, 4 yet my bead J ...j become whitened, and my cheekfl fur : .ed ; and often, as I pause and lean up- n my staff at the corners of the streets, present reality given place to dreams of t e pist, and I see, here, instead ot the ; riRMvo pile of brick and marble, the low :;an;o dwelling and there, in place of the : ;e of tall warehouse, humble tenements i : in my aimless wanderings about the city, 1 turu my steps towards the suburbs, I hud lat change, too, has beenf? there. 1 miss i e woods and fields where once, with the ry companions of early years, I spent many a summer hour. Beautiful dwelling - ave spiuug up, it sometimes seems to me : i if by magic, wheie but yeaierday, 1 : locked the fruit from overladen branches, Hang myself to rest among tbe tall grass or ripening grain.7 4 But other changes than these have Laarked the passage ot time. Changes that ause them o sink into obscurity in com paii-on. Thousands in our goodly citj have passed from tbe cradle to the grave, during the, yearn that have be;n allotted ine; ; nd thcir-ands have proved that all he piornises of early years were vain. Ail f xternal mutations would atti .ct but little attention, did ihey not recall other and more impoi taut changes. Thought and iteling have put ou forms as new and f-'irsiige, but not, alas I so full of happy in- ,---1.. -.r . , J Ji and enterprise ot our citizti9 ; but bow few of the a:.any wjjo were prosperous wheu I was in tr:y prime, are anioi g tbe wealthy now! Oiw ft:w of tho lainihe. that tilbd the eitelt-s of las'tioo thin, have lift atiy of ih ir scattered mmb'tst giace the giic 'ering clicks new. Tae win el of fVrtum has iu m i-d nor ms itvoiuiio!:J a Kerait. Liopts that oaco spfead their gay leaves to the pleasant airs, have been blighted and scattered by the ehdling windsof adversity. 4 Pausing and leaning upon my staff, as 1 have said, I often ruuse thns, wbf n soaie objecr recalls tbe memory of one ajd anoth er who have finished their course, and beeft r,aibeied to their tathers. la every city and viil.'gp, vvhcrrrrr .hero is huniac lilt, wTith iSs evil passion and good llrction, t'oeie are histories to stir the heatt, aiio unreal the foimtaiii:? of teaic Tiutb, it is Kid, is etiangc, idaugt-r thati fie:ior. and never was tbere a truer sen timet t uut-rd. In all the fictions that 1 have uad, notbit.g has met my ye &o strange and beart-Kti;--ing as The incidents in rel life that have trausiired in ih- tai?iiiis ol s)uie ot ou; O'vn citizens. Au$ one of e;rs and oher vaiiou in any ei'y. will be ti a like testi ocj.'V. The ticnmtarx..'6 of Ihf ir f.c i:al nee nrre nee, a : tie iacj tbu' the prvenr reid'y diminishe. fu.in mauy c iU-s, otu surprise vt vt u:s, tc-ml vr; ii ak- us thh.k bi;)!fly vi wn .s.r , goMig aiouud us. And, t)t--t:ideH we ordi-j.ardy se oni.v the sui face of soeierv. Tr.e vriter of licncr unveils the ritirni and heart of tbos- he i.ims i;to hc? on, and we s-te all. peiCkive their tbuulus and f.vl their er. tioi.i Bui, if v. e could look iulo the b-asoiii'-of th sa ure in-et oa 'y, and reati tbrrs- ihr hope and le.-irs ili ; exvi'e or depress. f h.'jou'd p-reeive ail roiiid us iivirg bis tone cd iuuiao pasi! u and emotion, tha: would awaken u. i u uost active sympa thies. A!i this, however, i hidden from our es. And itisuoi., in most iisracert-, when th- pit-sent becoi.-ies the pat rh it w ai pimitted to lift tliP veil, and look a tii r??tiity bcLeatLi., We were sitting near a window overlook irg $iie of tbe pnccipal streets ot our city, and a slight noise without, at tins time, at tracted unr 'Hention. 9 4 Tiiere she is again. Poor Flora ! How my hean aches for jou,' my companion ? sudd.t-nly j tcuiated, iu a tone of deep sym pathy, alter gezing into the street for a moiceut or two. Who is it? I asked. Dj yen see that poor creafure, slowly moving along, just opposite V 1 Yes.' 'Twenty years Qgo thers was not a gayer girl in the city, nor one more truly beloved bv all.' "'She V Yes. Nor one of fairer hopes Hope has indeed sadly mocked her 1? I said, giving almost involuntary utterance i to the thought that instantly passed throng my miud. Just then I caught a glimpse ot 1 , - . .. r . - . - - .' , . . . ... . RWflLWflflfR? VOL.-: 2. her fc luar. '.as piitly turned towards us. Though marked by disease a ud sorrow, it was yet no common fece. It srill bore traces of womanly beauty, that uo eye could ndwrako. . " ' . . 4 Poor Flora! .Vybata history of disajj pointed hopes a&l'WK bed affection? is thine! What.?, lesion for tbe yoong, the thoagbtieS3, the innoceDt !' the old man said as be retired from the window. .Wbo in sheV I asked, after a brief pijase.. - You have seen that beautiful old man sion that stands in street, jast above 'Yes.' ' . ! 'It is used now as an extensive boarding houe: lat in my younger days, it was oue of the most princely establishments in the city. It then stood alone, and had attached to it beautifully iaid out grouuds, stocked with the rarest and richest plauts, all in the highest stale of cultivation. No Americau workman could produce furniture good encugh for its aristocratic owner. Every thing was bought in Paris, and npou the most exteueive ecale. Aud truly, the inx ternal arrangement of Mr. T- 'a dwelling was magnificent, almost beyond compari son, at the time.7 And was that the daughter of Mr. T V I asked in surprise. 4 Yts ; that was Flora T the old man said, in a voice that had in it au expression of sad feeling, evidently conjured up by the t e mini seen cc. 4 You knew her in her better days?' As well as 1 knew my own sister. She was one oi the gentlest of her sex. No one couid meet her witbout loviug her.' ' Sbe married badly V 4 Yes. That tells the whole secret of her present wretched condition. Alas ! How many a sweet girl have I seen dragged down, by a union with some worthless wretch, uudeserving the name of a man ! Tbere is scarcely a wealthy family in our city, iuto which some such a one has not insinuated himself, destroying the peace of all, and entailing hopeless misery upon one all unfitted to bear her changed lot. The case of Fiora is an extreme one. Her hus band turned out to be a drunkard, and her father's family became reduced in circum stances, and finally every member of it JiPiiLfirLl sunk into a state of iudigence, little above that of her own. But the worst feature in this history of wretchedness is the fact, that Fiori, in sinking so low, externally lost that sweet spirit of innocence, which once gave a tone ot so much loveliness to her character. Her husband not only debased tier condition, but corrupted her mind. O what a wreck she has become!'. 4 How few families there are,' I said, after a few moments, 4 as you have justly re marked, the happiness of which has not be n destroyed by the marriage of a much ioved and fondly cherished daughter and si3ter to one all unworthy of her heart vFho-e best affections had been poured out ::por. him like wa'er.' The mNsery arising from this cause,' the t.L a. an said, ' is incalculable. Nor does it hi a c how itself iu the extreme extern al chaugs that have marked Flora T 's sad history. I could take you to many houses, fine houses too, and richly arrayed vitnin. where hearts are breaking in tbe ir .n giasp of a husband's unfeeling hand, teat contracts with a slow, torturing cruel ty, keeping its victim lingering day after day, week after week, month after month, ai d ear alter year, looking and longing b;r he hour when the deep quit of the ..rav.t shall bring peace sweet peace.' 4 There was Florence R . .We used to call her the spring blossom she was so fragile to t he eye, and had a spirit so pure, that its fragrance was like the first sweet odor of early iloiver. to the external sense. Tcere weie many young men worthy the uaud of Flounce, wuo would have been proud to have worn ber upon, yea, within thfir bos. ms, out thev feared that so much .sweetness and innocence were not for them. And even while tbey looked on with ad miring hf'sitarion, one bolder and ruder, and no worthy, stepped rudely forward, and plucked the lovely blossom from its bending stem I say nn worthy, because he was in capable of understanding the nature and wj:.soi h hpart like that which beat in ::,e bo.-om ut Florence K -calls him a good bueband The world And y et he is breaking tbe heart ot bis sweet wife'. It is only a few weeks since I met her in the strtets. She had just stepped from their elegant carriage, and was attired iu gar ments of the richest fabric and manufacture. But, oh, bow thin and pale, and heart broken wa? her face. 4 Mrs. seems in very bad health,' an old friend remarked to me, at the moment. I said 4 ye.' But 1 saw deeper than he did. 4 III health, and the suffering and cowfi'ittneut incident to material duties, sadly mar a woman's beaaty, and weaken aud attenuate her frame- but they never give to her face uch an expression as that which rests upon the countenance of Mrs. 4 Does he treat her unkindly t' I asked. The world would exonerate him fully from any such charge,' was the old man's reply. He is not unkind, as it is called, 7 n 00 FIH.M IN TECIS RIGHT. RALEIGH, N. C, NOVEMBER but indifferent. Lie provide;? her with all the external appbauces of banniuesH, bat he does not lore her.' Dces not love, his wife!' I exclaimed in surprise How could he help loving one whose character is such as yoa 4iave rie scrined V He does not love her, b cause he is ia capable of fbvicgauy thing half so well as himself. He-thinks that he is as much attached' to her as any men are to their wives, and, in providing for all her extern al comforts, and meeting all her expressed wante, imagines that be is fully aeting a husband's part. And she, conscious that ,nll the deepyearniogf of her bean for love's pure reciprocations, arr. wasfUliba water Toared npon "desert sahds, shift tsSvtTt1n herself, and lets the principle cf life, as a flame turned back upon itself, waste and grow dimmer every hour. 4 As I thus look back through a period of some twenty, thirty, aud forty years.' continued the old man, noting the changes that have taken place, and counting over the hopes that have been given like chaff" to the winds, I feel sad. And yet, amid all this change and disappointment, there is much to stir the heart with feelings of pleasure. A single instance I will relate. 4 A very intimate friend, a merchant, had three daughters, to whom he gave au edu cation the" best that could be obtained. When the eldest was but twenty, and the youngest fourteen, Mr. W tailed in business. Everything passed from his hands, and he was left entirely penniless. Well advanced in years, with his eurrent of thoughts, from long habit, going steadily iu one wayr, this shock almost entirely pros trated him. He could not find courage to explain to his daughters his condition, and the change that awaited "them. But they loved their falher too well not to perceive that something was wro'pg. Suspecting the true cause, the eldest, unknown to him, waited upou oue of his clerks at his resi dence, and received from him a full state ment of her father's affairs. Sbe begged that nothing might be concealed ; and so obtained all the information that the clerk could give, from which she saw plainly that the family would be entirely broken up, and worse than all, perhaps scattered, the children from their father. Oa return JiiSJlQIIlsbe Ltook heryonnger sisterp, and fully explained to themtna gloomy pros pect in view. She then exf-uned to them her plan, by which the iorceV;. the storm might be broken. In it they all gladly ac qui seed Thib plan they proceeded, un known to their father, to put into execution. 4 It was about oue week after, that the old man came home so much troubled in mind that he was compelled to leave the tea tabie, his food untasted. As he arose his children arose also, and followed him into the parlors. Dear father !' said tbe eldest, coming np to his side, and drawing her arm around his neck 4 do not be troubled. We know it all, and are prepared for the worst.' 4 Know what, my child !' he asked in surprise. 4 Know that our condition is changed And know more that we are prepared to meet the change with brave, true hearts.' 4 The tears came into the daughter's eyes as sbe said this not tears for her changed prospect but tears for her father. 4 And we are all prepared to meet it,' broke in the other two, gathering around the old man. 4 God bless you, my children !' Mr. W murmured, with a voicn choked with emo tion. 4 But you. know not how low you have fallru. I am a beggar.' ' Not quite,' was the now smiling reply cf his eldest child. We learned it all and at once determined that we would do our part. For two week we have been among our friend, and Jrecely related our pun and tht reason for adopting them. Trie itrsait is, we have obtained forty scholais to a school we have determined to open, for teaching music, French, draw ing, &o. You are not a beggar, dear father! Aud never shall be while yoa have three daughters to love you !' The old man feelings gave way, and he wept like a child. He could not object to the proposition of hi children. Toe school was at once opened,' and still con ducted by the two youngest. It proved a means of ample support to the family. To some men, the facr, that their children had been compelled to resort to daily labor, in any calling, for a support, "would have been deeply7 humiliating. Not so to Mr. W . That evidence of his daughter's love for him, compensated for all the changes, which circumstanaes uncontrolled by him self, had enVcted.' Sat. Courier. - An old farmer oat in Indiana says that, for bis part, he don't know where the pres ent rage for trimming bonnets with birds is going to end. Only four or five years ago he bought his daugnter a bumming bird ; next year she wanted a robin, the next a pheasant, and .thn year he declares he had to chain up his Thanksgiving turkey or she'd have had that perched on top of her hed. m The city council of Boston has refused to charter elevated railroads. 12, 1880. NO. 77. THE NEXT CONGRESS. In the present House there are 149 Dem ocrats. 130 IU publicans, 7 Democratic and 5 Republican Nationals aud 2 Greenback ers pure and scrapie. Total, 293 members. Oar returns opto an early boor this morn ing do not enable us to give definite details of the next House, bat tbey f office to show that the Republicans have regained control of the Hoase with a working ma jority. They will probably have at least 155 members to 139 Democrats. Tbe present Senate baa 42 Democrats, 33 eiiajcansone IuuWuden t. Of the -ieiuocrauc tears railing vacant next 4th of March, those ot Senators Eat jd, of Connec ticut ; McDonald, of Indiana ; Raudolph, of New Jersey ; Keruan, of New York ; Thor. man, of Ohio, and Wallace, of Pennsylvania will be filled this winter with Republicans 0 iu all, which will g ve the Republicans 39 in the uew Senate and leave theDmo crats but 30. The Republicans lose one Senator, Mr. Bruce, of Mississippi, bnt they have hopes of gaining oue iu Florida aud possibly an other in Deleware. The Republicans are sure therefore of a working majority in both branches of Con gress from the 4 h of next March, and the country may be congratulated on a homo geneous admiuistration a Congress in har mony with tbe President, and which will not be tempted, therefore, to waste time in constant and sterile squabbles with the Executive. The Democrats will have the comfort of being in a strong minority, where if tney bfcve ability and can agree on a policy, they may be of great use to the country. N. Y. Herald. TDE NATIONAL ELECTION. EXTENT OF THE KEFUBLIOAN VICTORY. The majorities giveu by the various States for the electoral tickets ou Tuesday were, according to the latest estimates, as follows, with California. It is also not absolutely certain that North Carolina and Nevada have gone Democratic, and the result in Virginia as regard electors is mostly specu lative : FOR GARFIELD. Colorado. -.. 3 000 Nebraska . 25 000 Connecticut.. 2 $G7 N. Hampshire 3 000 Illinois 40 000 New York 25,000 ludiana 7,000 Ohio 35,000 Iowa 80,000 Oregon 500 Kansas 40,000 Pennsylvania. 40,000 Maine 4,000 Rhode Island. 7,000 Massachusetts35,000 Vermont 25,000 Michigan .40 000 Wisconsin.. .25 000 30,000 Minnesota Alabama . Arkansas . Delaware . Florida . . FOR HANCOCK .50,000 Missouri 0,000 .30.000 Nevada . 700 New Jersey... 1000 South Carolina 30,000 Georgia 40,000 Tennessee Kentucky 00,000 Texas 55,000 Louisiana Virginia 1 Maryland 15,000 West Virginia 15,000 Mississippi. . .45,000 NEW JERSEY. No more definite figures had been obtain ed in New Jersey on the vote for Governor and Electors up to this morning. In the L?gislature the Senate otauds Repnbli cans, 15; Democrats, 5; Independent, 1. The Assembly Republicans 33; Democrats 27, showing a Republican majority of 15 ou joint ballot. Erening Post, N. Y. Will the World Miss Me f Net long ! The best and most useful of ns will soon be forgotton. Those who to-day art: filling a large place in the world's iegards will pass away from the remembrance of men in a month, or at farthest in a few years, after the grave has closed over their remains. We are shedding tears above a new made grave, and wildly crying oat in our grief that oar loss is irreparable. Yet in a short time the tendrils of love have entwined around other supports, arid we no longer, miss the one who is gone. So - passes tbe world. But there are those to whom a loss is beyond repair. There are men from whose memories no woman's smile can chise recollections of the sweet face that has given np all iW beauty at death's icy touch. There are women whose plighted faith extends beyond the grave, and drives away as profane those who would entice them from a worship of their buried love. Such loyalty, however, is hidden away from tbe public gaze. The world sweeps on beside and around it, and cares not to look upon this unobtrudiug grief. It carves a iine and rears a stone over the dead, and hastens away to offer homage to the living. Exchange. The woman who fights for tbe leadership of tbe family may capture the enemy, bat she'd better shoot him on the .field ; he'll never be any accqnnt as a prisoner of war. The North Carolina Republican. Zlntoa of A,dvorttixigt AdvertieineTit will be inserted In The North Carolina Ki:rtni.icAN ttth follow, ing rates: 1 square (ko tine), one rtiT. f 2 qtn a io inwerlioi n, t J S " " thr 2 () Q irter colonic, oe toirUn. 3 O Qotrter colotno. two inmoa, 4 00 Qartr column, ooe oiocth, i oo Qairter column, two mo&lh, t Qaarter col a mo, thtf months 10 Oo "NASBY." THE MATTER OF KKCONCILIATION AM MUTUAL GOOD FUELING. The Sooth bez, probably tbe mot forgiv inest and placable people on tbe face uv the known earth. While the South in fear fully high strong and sensitive, its people are tbe most reasonable in the world, and the easiest tecbed by a tuse uv wat is jt tis. Jest is ta the Southern tntns bet holt. If there is any difference uv opiuyun be twixt the North aod Sooth it N entirely tbe tbe taolt uv the North. The North is made up u v a stabboro, onreasonable people, and its coarse toward the Soathluz tun mnrk- i4 il btntality that U; imt belref. AH tbe trubble that hez ensood," fioaT-Tn-tic--- gtnmu, bez bin comment d by the North, contiujood by the North, and tf eternal, the North bez it to anser for. When tbe Sooth w.uitid to extend slav ery over the teritories the trubbld begun. To hev stopped it then wood hev bin an easy thing. All the North had to do wud to withdraw its opjvosirdien aud let the Sooth alone. When the North uomitialfr. the feend Linkin the South portestid. Kf the North hal heeded the pertest, and let Breckenridge hev gone in, all trubble would hev biu avoidedid. When the South pertestid agin the nine of Linkm ami tired upon Fort Sumter, the North cood hev avoidid euragin the South by letlin uv em alone. But, ez ef beut upon trubble, it raised armies and opposed the Soutb. Doorin the bloody and Iratricidle struggle tbe South wuz williu at any time to end it, but the North wuz in the way. It refooz ed to lay down lis arms, and fiually the hoomiliated South bed to submit. Even at this late day the South is still williu to forgive, even ef it can't forget. The way is simple. All the North hez got to do is to repair the damages done by its hard-hear tedness aud stifl necked uis. Let Gat field be withdrawn from the field to. wunst, aad let U incork he a walk over. Let the South control the government as ' it yoost to. There can be no troo Yoonyon so long ez there are secshunal lines. Let secshnnal lines be obliterated by mergln the North into the Sonth, by wipin out tbo North entirely. Ef ther aint no North ther kin be nothin to fite about. With the entire North iu yoonity with the entire North in yooLity with tbe entire South, there woou bo sicb a harmony as wood make angles weep. We shood hev oo more dispoots, aud the South wood administer the government to its own Batiafacshnn, and bev nothin whatever to complaue uv. We want yoonity, and wat I hev Indicat ed is the certain road to It. Let the North make a imtnejit cotnmcusement. Let it abandon Garfeeld aud turu all its forces to Hancock. Give us back our niggers, and give us such appropriashens ez we need. For the further sckoority uv the Sonth, establish tbe doctrine uv States' rites, and give the South tbe full swing it yoosed to hev. We are tired uv this everlasting ill feeling, this unbrotherly bad blood that hez eggisted so long. Do away with it. 1 pledge my lite aud my sakred honor that tbe Sooth will bory the hatchet, and never resurrect it, ef all that she wants now, and sich things ez she may decide she wauts hereafter, is given to her. Ef there is any more bad blood the North iscleerly respon sible for it. Ez a proper starter for a complete re coneiliasbnn 1 wood perpose a reunion uv the soljers North and South, to be held on the field nvtbe first Bull Run. The reunion shood be presidid over by Jefferson Davis, and the committees shood be made up uv tbesurvivin Ginerals uv the coutedrit army. The grounds should be decorated with the flags uv the confedrit regiments wich made tbe most honorable record, ami Wade Hampton shood be tbe principal orator. This wood be a gloiious opportunity for the Sooth to show its forgiveni-, and the North to show its repentance. Wat I want is a heeling uv old sores, aud a wipin out uv old bitternisRes, and I know uv nothin that wood so soothe tbe Southern sole, and do so moon toward qaeuchio the smoldering L fires wich Northern arrogance hev kept alive at tbe South. Petroleum V. Na$by, Pacificator. The Election in Wake. The re&olt of the election in Wake was anuoouced last Thursday night from the coort bouse steps to a small crowd. Iu brief, the vote stands: President Gai field 4,022 ; Hancock 4 300. Governor Baxton 4,548 ; Jarvis 4.230. Congressman Bledsoe 4,540; Cox 4,115. Senate Wynne 4 553 ; Battle 4.405. House Bledsoe 4,513;' Perry 4,510; Banting 4,467 ; Ellison 4,405 ; Smedes 4,422 ; Jones 4,389 ; Soellings 4,390 ; Council 4 312. J udges. of the Superior Court-Beonet 4,270; Filmer 4,270; EcLean 4.442; Headeo 4,445. Pablic Debt Amendment For 4,176 ; against 376. Amendmeut concerning asy lums For 4,889; against 3,490. - u " My son," said an old man, 44 beware of prejudices, they are like rats, and man's minds are like traps ; prejudices creep in easily, bot it is doubtful if they ever get oat."