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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
'Twenty years Qgo thers was not a gayer
girl in the city, nor one more truly beloved
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 . - . - - .' , . . . ... .
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
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
to have worn ber upon, yea, within
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
And y et he is
breaking tbe heart ot bis sweet wife'.
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,
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
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
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
The city council of Boston has refused to
charter elevated railroads.
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
Colorado. -.. 3 000 Nebraska .
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
.40 000 Wisconsin..
Florida . .
.50,000 Missouri 0,000
. 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
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,
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
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.
" 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
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