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III V Ay o ESTABLISHED IN 1878. HILLSBOROUGH, X. C, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 'IX 188(1. NEW SERIES -VOL. I'.-XO, 3. I j ii a v I i V L II I I I L II 111111 . II v''V. Ay -vxy i r it A Dream of Life. I built me it vi-sl long yearn rro, j And I fitted it out Ilk the galleys of old; It khIU were um white as the frenh fallen HIlOW, Ami it Ihiws w-n rfh'tni nl with crimson und gold, It bulwarks were firm, and it uiasU strong und tall, And a guy colored pennon on high was preail ; The b-a6uty of Youth lent a clmrin to it all, And an Image of Hoi was its proud figure head, i 1 launched it one morn in th: Hjirlnp of the year, , When the brczn were low and the sunbeams were bright,' And I, in the pride of my youth, had no lrar Of the Ntruuffth of the wuveb, or the glo,m of the night. I dreauifed of the riches my galley would bring Kroin the lands were no bark had been ever before ; lut the hutnmer puhsi1 by, and upring wore - round to HprliiK. And my vchkpI returned not, ulan, to the Hhore ! V At length cue dark autumn it came back u me, Hut lu truiitH were all broken, 1U Wwh wre bare; Ii bulwarkh were covered with growth of th" A nd the figure of Hop was no longer tin-re; Willie it brought me. for freight but the drift of he wa e, Hie sea foam and weeds that had laid in it ' l'n; , And I mournfully niched aj I gazod on the grave of the dreams that were bright when life's heartbeat was wtroiiK. ('iiaki.km A. CI.OSK, in London (Jraphic. Chalk Your Owri Door." His proper name was Jeremiah Mar 1 n ; but he had not been in the vil lus e a week before everybody called n Jerry Marden, and within six 1 him weeks he was known 'as Jerry Mud- i dU-r. But why Muddler? Who gave I him that name, and why was it given? ' The giver is unknown-for who ever 1 i knows the iriver of nicknames ?-hut ' the reason for its being bestowed was that Jerry was always muddled with drink. He was a very good shoemaker, but he stood no chance with George Stev ens, a .-.ober man, and so driftel into becoming ii cobbler. Merry's one idea was to get a job, and having done it, to invest the proceeds in drink at his favorite beer shop, 4f The Grain Arms." The consequence was, that Jerry was seldom sober, and had he not possessed an iron constitu tion, two years of such a life must have killed him; but he dragged on, working to-day andYlling to-morrow, and drinking whenever drink could be got, ami finally he drifted into debt. His score at 44 The Oram Arms " was a large one, and the chalks stood up against him like tiles of soldiers, but .Jerry ignored their existence paying otla little now ami then, and drinking more,' each time increasing the army of debt against him, until one evening Mr. Richard Rewitt, the landlord of the aforesaid 44 Oram Arms," cried "halt." 44 1 can't go oil any longer, Jerry," he said. 44 The last sum I had of you was three, shillings, and you have paid nothing for a fortnight." ".'Work is slack,"' 'murmured Jerry, "but the harvest is coining on, and then everybody will have their! soling and heeling done, and I shall be- able to pay you otlV " l'erliaps so," returned Mr. Rewitt, " but you will have as much as you can do to square oil" what, is Hp. there. Look at tflein. Those chalks are a standing disgrace to any man. You ought to be ashamed of yourself." Jerry looked at the accusing marks, and real,ly felt aghast at the long list against him. No spider courtesly en treating' a lly to enter into his parlor, could have been more oily-tongued or ami led a more persuasive smile -that is presuming that spulfrs ido smile, whtch is just jossible, but when Jerry got into the toils, and had been well confined in the web, mine host, put on another face and tone. " If you drink," he said, "voir must expect to pay for it. My brewer would stand no nonsense from me, and I must have my money from you." " Onlv one pint," pleaded KKr Jer- ' ' : , . I ' 44 Not half a pint," replied the land lord. Go home and work, ami pay your debts like a man." The entrance of a customer with ready money cut short the coil versa- tion, and Jerrv stood back a pace or two while the other was being served. When that was .done, and the beer drunk, and the stranger gone, Jerry made a final appeal. . 44 I've hecii' good customer to you, Mr. Rewitt. Almost every penny I've earned has e.i.i into vour till. I've nitfh lived on beer, if living it can be - ' - t v - - - called', and my wife and children' "Go and see him," -suggested his have had to shift how they could for ;wife. j bread' ; " I intend to do so. Here, give me. j "That's nothing to me," said the ' ur Tom's boots; they want a patch j landlord. ' on the side, and it will bean excuse forj " Let me have one pint." i my dropping in upon him." M 44 Have you the impudence to ask i for it with that shameful lot of chalks ; staring you in the face?" Tt-rrv ilirl tint renlv hut he tok a long and earnest look at the recording i isi ... . i i ls. i nies, aim urawiut ms umiu aerus ins dry mouth, hunted out of 44 The Oram ; Arm-." j 44 Who is that you've been talking to, Richard?" inquired Mrs. Rewitt. i entering the bar from a room behind. 44 Jerry Muddler," was the reply. ! 4 I've stopped his drink until he pays ! up. 44 Then he will go to 4 The Green G(H)se,' and get his drink there," said I " i .ilt j "Thev won't trust him a oennv " i returned ,er b,mVm,wl with crrin-l " he's tried it on and failed, and so I've ! got him. If he does not pay up I'll ! uake him." i O 'Pli.l-o'j tw.tl.iln t. Iw rrrt ..ill ! ;J r x, , , . that house," said Mrs. Rewitt, shaking i her head; I've heard that there's not a chair for them to sit down upon ; and Jerry's wife clean and tidy manages to keep herself looks more like a skel eton than a woman ; and an, for the children they look as ravenous as wolves at the dinner coming from the bake-house." , 44 That's Jerry's " lookout," replied Mr. Rewitt, eooly. 44 If he can't afford it, he shouldn't drink." The subject was dismissed, and Jer ry forgotten in the noise and bustle of the Usual evening business. About nilie o'clock Jerry's wife, to the aston- i"eiU of both Mr. Rewitt and his wife- appeared in the bar; but not, as tht.v supposed, for drink. " MJ uad tells me," she said, I... I I 1. TW- ." tt vy score nere. now much is it?" 44 I'm almost too busy to tell you," replied the landlord, 44 but if it is press ing I will reckon it up." 44 It is pressing, and I shall be very thankful if you will let me know at once what it is," returned the poor woman, who was indeed wan and pale. ami almost justified the title of 44 skel- ton," which Mrs. Ituwitt had given her. The landlord went through the chalks twice, and finally announced that Jerry was indebted to him to the amount of two pounds, seventeen shil lings. and tour-pence, halfpenny. Jer ry's wife received the announcement with a look of quiet dismay, thanked the landlord and left the house. 44 1 suppose she is thinking of mak ing an effort to pay it ofT," said Mr. Rewitt, addressing his better half, 44 and I hope she will ; but I fancy it will be a little too much for her." For a whole week nothing was ' seen or heard of Jerry ; but at the end of that time his wife appeared and put down five shillings on the counter. 44 Will you please take that ofl" the amount, sir,'' said she, 44 and give me a receipts" This was done with a gracious smile, and Jerry's wife departed. Mr. Rewitt announced his having hit the right nail on tjie head. The wife of the cob bler was making an effort to clear off her husband's debt. At the! end of another week a sec ond five shilling was paid, and then harvest came on truly a harvest to the agricultural laborer, as at that time he gathers in clothes, and whatever necessaries , his harvest money will enable, him to procure. All the little tradesmen in the village were busy, and rven Jerry was rejorted to be full handed, liut he did not come near K" The Oram Arms " for a drink. On the third week Jerry's wife brought ten shillings, and on the i lloi showed what I did drink, and fourth, fifteen, to the great joy and sat- i them marks on nunc show what I isfaction of Mr. Rewitt, whose joy, j donU drink." however, was alloyed by the fear that I A little light had got into the land he had lost a good customer. He re- lord's brain, and he had a pretty good solved to look up Jerry as soon as an- idea of what was coming, but he said other installment of this account was nthing. paid. " That night when you spoke to me Nothing was brought for a fortnight,'. ; about the chalks on the door being a and the Jandlord congratulated him- standing disgrace to me, -was the night self uiHin not having hastily sought ; of my waking,' continued Jerry, his absent customer, who still owed " No man could have lectured me bJt him over a pound, but the appearance ter than you did, and I thank you for it of Jerry's wife with the balance had from the. bottom of mv heart. As I the eflect of making him think other- wise, mere was no display in putting down the money it was quietly done but the happy light in the woman's eyes when she took the receipt, spoke more man mere woru or actions. "I have been --hasty with Jerry," said Mr. Rewitt, when another whole moiith had elapsed without Jerry ap- pearing ; 44 he promised to pay at" har- vest time, and he did it; but I have attended him, and "The Green Got we" ha. caught his custom. hat i"Ut much, otajobfor him, seeing mat you give oeorge Stevens , the best of the work'" said Mrs. Hew- j lU- I "f1 'k ,bettr than Jerr' " I renhed the husband : 44 vou can always trust him to do his work when it is promised, but Jerry keeps the things . v ! for weeks together." of loots that I want new fronts, and V ' ; l can wait a wees or two. lake them." 44 I'll take both," said Richard Rew itt; 44 nothing like baiting your hook ,l" Armed for the reconquest of Jerry '''uu u. ...u, uu.g tbat Tlg the slack time when he Mt , be easiI 8retl, ,from honi;- vuihiue were a coupie oi loaiers, wun no money and no credit, who touched their hats to 1 im. Mr! Rewitt fa- vored them with a nod of loftv indif- ference Jerry's cottage was in the middle of thei little village, standing back about fifty feet from the road ;" and aUhough its ' inside poverty had been well known, the outside, thanks to his wife, looked quite as well as its neighbors. Therefore Mr. Rewitt was not in the least surprised to see that it looked bright and gay bn that beautiful au tumn rnorning. As he annroached the door, he heard ! 1 11 ' the sound of Jerry's hammer upon the ! lapstone, and, to Iih utter amazement, 1 the voice of Jerry carolling a cheerful j ditty, as unlike the cracked efforts he used occasionally to come out with in the taproom as the song of the raven, j Raising the latch, the landlord of J 44 Tin. Oram Arms " peeped in. j 4 v Good morning, Jerry," he said. " Ah ! is that you, Mr. Rewitt?" re plied Jerry looking up. 44 Come in." Jerry looked wondrous clean, and had even been shaved that very morn ing. His blue shirt looked clean, too, ; and he actually had a collar oh. Mr4 Rewitt was so overcome by the change that he stood still with the; boots under his arm, forgetting that ! they formed part of his mission. 44 You look very well, Jerry," he j said at last. i 44 Never felt better in my life, 7 re- ! plied Jerry. 44 I wish, sir, I could say tt e same of you. You look whitish." ! 44 I've got a bit of a cold," replied the other, 44 and I've been shut up a j good deal with business lately. Trade's ' been brisk; but how is it we've not j seen vou?" fJ " Well the fact is, sir," said Jerry, rubbing his chin, 44 I've been busy j working off your score." j 44 But it is done, man," said Mr. Rew- I i itt, cheerfully ; 44 the door is quite clean, as far as you are concerned." 44 I am glad of that." 44 Others have got their share," said the landlord, facetiously ; 44 but I think we could make room for you, .if you look us up." 44 No, thanky, sir," returned Jerry. 44 1 've had enough of chalking on other people's doors, and now I chalk on my own." 44 Yes, air ; have the gbodiuss to turn around and look behind you. There's my door half full." 44 It's a wise thing to keep account yourself," said the landlord, win hard ly knew what to make of it." for mis takes will happen ; but " " Nonistake can happen sir; inter rupted Jerry, "for I am the only party as keeps that account." 44 Rut who trusts you to do that?" ''Nobody I trusts myself," replied Jerrv. 44 The marks that were on vour 'left your house I vowed to touch or drink no more, and I came home ami told my wife so, ami we both joined in earnest prayer that I might have strength to keep my vow The next morning i went over to oorge Stev- ens and aked him. how I could .go about signing the pledge. He helped me like a man and it was done."' . With his eyes wandering too and fro between Jerry and the chalks upon the door, the amazed landlord still remained silent. Jerry went on : -"My wife wanted to work hen-elf. to death to keep me," he said ; ." but I x. You do what you can to t:e children until my debts are j,ai,it all(3 then I"ll keep you and the ehil ,reii,i too.' So 1 went t. work. paying right and left : and when all was pai,j oft", I began to do wbat I ought to have done years ago-fVe i my wifV md children ' I 1,1 wum r, ., : to spare, and I wuild have spent some ..i . , , .. wun vouj Aim manv-s ineume 1 ve been tempted to .eoine and I'm lemnteu still, hut when the lee lmr x i jy n fl tea, .uts tuojK-nce. into the i ve got on purpose, and scores a oox i v chalk on the door All of them chalks are so niahy temptations and so many twopence saved." "Mr. Rewitt was unable to make a; y particular remarks; but he unir mured in u confused manm-r, 41 You've got a lot of 'em." 44 Yes, there' a large family," re plied Jerry, complacently, 44 and the more I loukes at 'em the. better I likes 'em. There's not much standing dis grace about that lot; credit if any thing," " Oh j ' visves" returned the land- ! lord, 44 but dear me this cold in mv head is quite distressing. You must have a large box for all' your two penees." 44 When r gets together T takes them to the pqst ollice," replied Jerry ; "There's a bank there better than any till. They give nothing out, but banks like that returns you more than vou Until I began to keep my own ..i, ...ii... t .... :.i i i. ... cnuiKS i iitm no mea, now mn-n your till swallowed' up. You would not trust me for a pint ; but I can have my money out of the bank- whenever I want it." j "That's something," said Mr. Re witt, tartly. "It is everything to a nnugwho has a wife and children to keep,"- replied Jerry. 44 The best of us have sickness and trouble and rainy days, and then it's a great thing to have something to j fall back upon. It is better to be able to keep yourself than to go to the par ish. ; Ther's another thing, too, about these chalks of mine yours went down before my wife and children were .fed : mine go down after that's done ; and I think that iny chalks are the better of the two. So I say to nil, 'Chalk your own door.' j" Mr. Rewitt had "nothing to say; he could not deny and he would Hot ad mit it, but took refuge like other beaten nu n in flight. With the boots under his arm he hastened home, and pre sented himself before his wife in a rather excited condition. - "What is' the matter, Richard?" she asked. j 44 Nothing particular," he replied, "except that Jerry Muddler has joined the temperance lot, and he seems so firm in it that I don't believe he vill ever touch a drop again." Mr. Richard Rewitt, of "The Oram Arms," was right. And Jerry, who bears the namcef Muddler no longer. . strong drink from the day of his refor mation to jthis. His 'door ha.- been filled agaiij and again with the score, which lie records in hisown favor; and the beer hj- .has not drunk is every where around him in the form of a comfortable, home, a respectable a mount - ' i . in the savings bank, and goodly in ve-t- ment in a building society. V rhinu fiftt sf(irnti which, being freely inter preted, means, "A word to you.my reader, is sufficient." Chalk your own door." 77ci llritliih Workman. . Egypt's Scattered Obelisks. i - . Thirty njn-lisks transported from Kgypt froimtime totimeare now stand ing in various parts of Kurope. Of these tlurej are in Home c!fvfii, ?' which four jure higher than the New York obelisk. The highest of these, and the highest in Kuroj-. being loo feet without; the base, stands before the Church of "St. John Lateran. Theobe lisk in the piaza of St. Peter's is feet 5 ilichef high. Both of these are mounted onjhigh jedestals. Theped- estaTof the St. John Lateran obeli-k'is 44 feet high. making the entire height of obeli-k ami ptl-tal l"'tfe t The pedestal of t tjhe St. lVter's obeli-k i- a trifle less than-Vfe-t high, making the whole height of the monuim-ht 1"- feet '1 inches. IfiComihandt-r ornrigi ha- brouglit with him "the entire pedestal on which New York obelisk -t.l at Alexandria about the same proi-.r- tiolis will be observed a- 1 1 i sh tif t be St. John Lateran of the former beii its oleli-:k .s. f,.t.j whole heighi of o the jwshtal Lr 'T feet 1 inch, ami I inche, making the r obelisk L feet. but is called by that to which he is en- or over dead animals, it prevents any titled by right of birth, viz., that of unpleasant odor. Foul water is puri Marden. has not touched a dni of ' tied by it. It is a great' disinfectant. A Curious Fact about Bread. A Paris correspondent call attention, to a curious fact alout bread, in a letter to a New Orleans jiaper. He siys: " Iid you know that bread is not only eaten, but eat.-? Darwin has told us that some flowers eniov a iortcr-hbuse "teak. I he discovery h interesting dysi.ej.ties. for bread can be made to d ;pep the work of the alimentary canal and relieve dyspeptics 'of all lxther except mere deglutition -and ocourse pay mg the baker's bill, which is harder work than digestion. Scicnceh:is since found that several vegetable juices, or saps, dissolve incut.' but M. S heurcr Kestner is the fiit person who observed that in the proctss of bread making a peculiar fermentation takes place which pro duces complete digestion of meat. A beefsteak hashed fine and mixed with doutrh' containinir veast 1 i loutrn containinir vcasi ois ui pears en- tin ly by the time the bread is taken from the oven. The steak's nutritive principles are dissolved and incorjKV rated into the bread. Not the least cu rious phenomenon noticed in these cili umstances is that meat, which so rapidlv becomes putrid, when once in- coftporaled into bread, may kept lonirer than ordi-narv , bread lJread made in IsT.'i has been shown in the Academy of Science-; it was as sweet and free from mold as when it first came out of theoyen. At first "M. Seheu- ' rer Kestmr used raw meat; he mixed one and one-tenth pounds of flour, one pound of leaven and three-fourths of a p'fmnd of raw beef minced fine; water in sufficient quantiiy was added, and .the dough was left to ferment. In two or- three hours the meat had disap peared. The bread was then baked as usual. This meat bread had a disagree alttsour taste. To remove it m . Scheu rerlvestner first boiled the meat in just the quantity of water necessary to wet the flour, aiul used this water in knead ing. The meat should be rid of all fat. and only salt enough to season the bread added; for if salt be added the bread will become. humid (salt being a great absorber of water) and spoil. Theobjeetion to this bread is that it is insipid. If bacon be used instead of beef the objection is removed. Veal, too, makes a delicious meat bread. All these breads may be Used to make soup. Cut into slices oife-s.ixlh of a pound of this bread, put the slices in a : quart of waiter, salt to taste, and boil for twenty minutes." Charcoal and its Uses. The following, taken from a contem porary, will be of inteiv-t not only to the correspondent who inserted a query in this journal re-pecting the Uses of charcoal, but also to man v of our, readers. ( 'harcoal, laid flat while cold on-a burn . causes the pain to abate immediately; by leaving it en for an luur thexhurn seems almost healed wheii the burn is supeflicial. And charcoal is valuable for many other purposes. Tainted meat, surrounded with it, is sweetened ; strewn over heaps of decomposed pelts. I 1 14 1 sweetens offensive air it p'aced in s h:ll-ow travs amund apartments. It is fs very porous m its " minute inte rior," it absorbs aud condenses - gases nio-t, rapidly. One cubic inch of fresh charcoal will absorb nearly one hundred inches of gaseous ammonia. Gbarcoal 'forms an unrivaled poultice for Trmlig nant wounds and sores, often croding away dead flesh, redui ing it -to one quarter in six hours. In eases of what we call proud llesh it is invaluable. Jt gives no disagreeable odor, corrodes -no metal, hurts no texture, ii jure- no col or, is a simple and sate swet- u ii r and di-infect'tiit.. A tea-oonful of "char coal, in half a glass of water often r lievo a -ickaehe. It absorbs t!e ga-e and" relieves the .distended stomach pressing against the nerves, which x tend from the stomach to the head- It often relieve cohst i pat ion , pain, or hartlurn. General and Personal. Afternoon- naps are w hat keep Bj marck in health. It is now denied thatcigareUe -moving i- injuriou-. The growing of ginger is a new in- , dustry to be tri-d at the South. Hartford sprtsinen are bagging r-ed tiird-jt-y the hundred on the wiid ri' e fiehK along the (.'onrieeticut river. Mr. M !. told the ministers at Northfield that one of the prime 'eviU of 4iristiaii life in tli'fcs day i- telling stories to raise a laugh. A ery imj.orTaiit line of railroad is iiou appro:i'-hi!;g completion in Hto.ja, ojhii ting the Ca-ian S-a and the Cauca.-us wjth Mtsew. Dr. Samuei Klliot, Suxrriiitemlent of the Boston Public Schools, who is in Euro, owing to ill health, has written home resigning his jisition. An old salt, when asked how far north he had ever U-en, replied that he Imd Wvn so far north that "the cows, when milked Inside a red-hot stove, gave ice cream." Black and wjiite Spanish laces are the corieet caper for a lady to wrap her pretty thrat in and fasten the folds on the left side with the oddest lace pin to j,e found in the market The oldest living ex-memU r of Con gress is Johii A. Cuthhert.of Mobile, Ala., who was born in Georgia in 177s. He pra.-tises lAw in Mobile, and is said to be still hale ami hearty. During forty-live days. fishing in tin St. Lawrence river last summer ex Lieutenant Governor Alvord, of New York, caught .'i.iS tUlt. including ..ne ..m..;, 4ti,r.. i-u .,w.t-..r.,! i black bassi. Mr. Clark Davis, of New Ihche4re, N. Y., has a portrait of Maj r Andre, painted by himself while awaiting trial. It represents him as of fair com plexion, blue eves, dark-brown hair. md smooth lace, exeentinir small whiskers. The Roman Forum has now been completely excavated, with the exce tion of a small jiortion at the entrance near the Capitol, The shaje proves irregular, Uing broad on the Capitol side and narrow toward the palace oT the Ca'sars. : f Cv A Cincinnati firm which manufac" tines powdered soap: tone is said-to sell large' quantities of it to Western dairy menund butter-packers, who mix it with the'butter in judiciousprojiortions, greatly increasing the. weight of the commodity ami their profits. An elephant travelling through In diana in a ear next to the engine, got his trunk out of a window,-opened. the. tender tank, drank alb the water and compelled the stoppage of the train. Thisjs probably a lie, but as no names are mentioned it will not hurt the cir cus auk The Jocose. The burglar who undertook to break into a hearty laugh the other ni b was taken in charge by a policeman. There is an olfu er in the army n u: fd Harmony, and every Secretary of War feels called uhui to promote him. The Duke of Westminster is to be made a K. G. If you want to know what K. (I. stands for writ to Rard--- well Slote' ' x The man who .sighs: "How oon we are forgotten !" has only to leave a hotel without paying his bill to lind how sadly mistaken he i. A number of barrels of salt were at tached at Saginaw recently for a debt. This episode, although it took place near the Great Lakes, was not ouw of the " unsalted seize." Mr. S. Knapp Beans, of New Hamp shire, will lecture as a reformed Itepub lican. Whereupon the Klmira Fn '. Prrm a,sks : "Is there anyl ody who doesn't know Beans?" A la ly says that a woman in -h ow ing a lover, considers a good deal more how the man will b regarded by t her women, than whether she loves him herself. Some women ifiay ; but the men they smite ujkhi will le regarded ;by other women as jolly green to beta ken in bvfthem. Is Mars Inhabited ? There is no other planet ff .the solar system, siys a scientific paper, which offers so ehse an analogy to theeart.Ii as Mars. The feh-.coe reveals t Bm the figures of broad tracts of land and expanse- of s.a ujmii its t-urface. The duration of hi- day and night almost coincide with out" own. Ills ejrterior experiences the alternating changes t "the seasons. Hi- nigjits are illuminated by two satellities, winch present all the phenomena of our own niom, and more frequently, owing to their greater velocity." An atmosphere probably surrounds this planet ; in fact, the ex i-Unce of air i- indi-jensible to his other features. Hence the inference 'that Mars is a habitable gloU- appear a very obvious and fair conclusion, and it would le inconsistent to imag ine that thi- planet, provided aj.pa'r- ently with ail the requisite natural facilities to render life a necessary and desirable feature of his surface, i h sphere of deslation, a ma-Vof ineit matter, which, though ohforming to the laA of grHvitatien, i otherwi servirg no u-eful end, u the ..tile and sustenance' of animate creatures. It is far more in accordance with , an al)"gy and rational -jecula?ien to con clude that 'Mars, is the centre of life and activity, and tfisl his surfaced. teeming with living being.