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F. Pifkcc, F.s:;.)? M . E. Ci.urch. INDI-SPKS-AULIi TO EVFRY HOME. Perfectly hurinl-ss. Used internally or rxteraa'iy f .r M.in cr l.!U.-t. The Fluid has been ., n-ghi) ie-:e, ar.v. we have aluii.ia'C.t evidcnie li::it it has done ev rythm here chimed. For tulir int'-rmation get cf your Pragjist a pamphlet or sen j to the proprietors, J. II. 7ETI.1X & CO.. Manufaauriag: Chemists, PHILADELPHIA. G EXE R A L 1 1 11 KCTO R Y. SC'O'II.A.M -MIC Ii Mayor W. U. ShioMs. CnnmissioTiers Noah iig. . II orl man, 11.. M-. Johnson. K. AUsbrook. Meet first Tuesday m each month at 4 o'clock, P M. ' Chief of Police R. J. White. Assistant Policemen C. W. Dunn. W. E. Whitmore. C. Speed, ."sol. Alexander. Treasurer R M Johnson. Clerk K. Allsbrook. CHURCHES: Baptist J. D. Ilufhr.iu. D. D.. Pastor. Services every Sunday hi 11 o'clock. A. J.. and at 7, P. M. Also on Saturday before the lirst Sunday at 11 o'clock, A. M. Prayer Meeting every Wednesday niht. Sunday School on Sabbath rnorn-hv-. Primitive Baptist Eld. Andrew Moore. Pastor. Services every third Saturday and Sunday morning. Methodist Rev. C. W. Byrd, Pastor. Services at ; o'clock, P. M on the second and fourth Sundays. Sunday School on S;t'ibath morning. Episcopal Rev. II. (i. Hilton, Rector. Services every first, second and thiru aunctays at 1U$ o clock, A. M. Sunday School every fcabhath morninr. Meeting of Hible class on Thursday night at the residence of Mr. P. E. Smith. Baptist (colored.) Georce Norwood Pastor. Services every second Sunday atli o'clock. A. M.. and 7, P. M. Sun day School on Sabbath morning. o COUNTY. Superior Court CTerk and ProbaU Judge John T. Gregory, nferior Court-Geo. T. Simmons. Register of Deeds J. M. Grizzard. Solicitor A.. J. Burton. Sheriff R. J. Lewis. Coroner J II Jenkins. Treasurer E. I). Browning. Co. Supt. Pub. Instruction D C Clark. Keeper of the Poor House John Ponton Commissioners Chairman, Aa'on Pres- cott, Sterling Johnson, Dr. W. R. Wood, John A. Morflcet, and M Whitehead. Superior Court Every third Monday m -uarcu ana septemoer. Inferior Court Every third Monday in February, May. August and November. Judge of Inferior Court T. N. Hill. JUST THE PAPER THE PEDPLE WANT ! ED. OLDHAM'S WESTERN STCNTINEL.! (Established 1852.) Should be Read at Every Fireside in Western North Carolina. Full of News. Fun. General Information and Something to Interest Everybody SEHD 50 CEHTS AND TRY IT THREE RIOHTHS: WINSTON. N C. NOTICE. TIT E have one hundred town lots for sale in this town. Some of them are very desirable. This is a rapidly growing town, and persons wishing to f ecuri good places for residences aud bus iness stands, and to make good invest ments, will do well to call on us. . , KITCIIL & DUNN. July 5th, 1882. c "''V. . 13 IN MEM0RIAM. BY NIXON P. CUNGMAN. Land of the South ! embalmed in song That echoes down the years, Above thy dead, to-day, we strew The victor Bay and burial 1 ew, To tell thy fame in tears: For tho' thy starry Cross went down Amid the wrathful night. Upon its shining wreck we read How hero-hearts can break and bleed Before they yield the right. Land of the South ! the sweet May-time That wooes thy buds and blooms, Doth in its flight adown 'he Spring Its rosy garlands freshly bring To wreathe thy place of tombs. Where lowly winds like mourner's bend To whisper to the brave, Whose quiet brows, tho cold beneath, Are circled with the Laurel's wreath That sparkles from the grave. Land of the South ! thy blades no more Leap out in the hands of steel. But in their rust the record sleeps. That jealous Honor steadfast keeps, How Southrons scorn to kneel : . Au i on thy deeds shall Romance love To rear her dazzling lane, And pilgrims come to haunt the Urns W here borrow broods and Valor turns To mure upon thy slain. Land of the South ! the stars that burst Like blossoms lrom your skj-, Reflect in each a hero's shade Whose knightly deeds shall only fade When time itself shall die ; And luture Bart!s shall sweetly wake To thee their chosen lyre, And woman's lips shall hymn the praise " o childish ear in tender lays Of fallen Soui'm..'" s-re. Land of the South ! a Bayard keeps All mute his marble rest, Within each grave whose storied clay Lies in its winding sheet of grey Upon thy mothe'-breast ; And now we bring our hVral gifts, And braids of Immortelle, Asa tribute to the courtly dead Who followed where thy banner led, And with that banner fell. I Land of the South ! thy squadrons rush Down in the fray no more, '.Mid rifle flash and sabre stroke And scenes of blood and battle smoke, As in the daj s of yore s But ah ! the lightning track they left . 1-t paved with Spartan dust, And legends linger where ttey rode, That glide the pa.e of Valor's Code, Of how they kept their trust. Land of the South ! a halo gleams Upou thy midnight gloom, And "round thy broken shrine it throws V wreath of ligiit that constant glows About the marty's tomb; And from thy darucst ruins spring. t litre life and hope are dumb, Iraditions that shall live in so:iz I'hat other Minstrels shall prolong In uays that are to come. Land of the South ! about thy wrecks The tires of courage play. And Glory gathers from thy grief I ne grandest gleanings in his sheaf To garner them for ave : For when the last throb of thy drums Grew faint upon the air, Immortals bore on wings of flame The echo up the steeps of Fame And left it living there. Land of the South ! no martial muse A purer theme shall teach, Than how thy colors swift and far Swept o'er the purple field of war And lit the deadly beach : And VanHall pen can ne'er profane, Or blight with venom stroke, A single star that hung thereon And shone till every hope was gone To dare the despot's yoke. VERBOSE POMPOSITY. Gil Bias meets at Madrid his die friend, the barber. Fabricio Nunez who had turned poet, to be of soru consequence. They dino together and in the height of their jollity. Gi Mlas asks bun to show him one of his efforts at composition. :ue at once," ssid Gil Bias aearenerl among his papers for a sonnet which he read me with a very impressive air. Y'et though he rtat it well, I found the production so ob scure that I utterly failed to com prebend it. Ihis he perceived, and said to me : This sonnet does not seem to yoo very ctear, does it ?' I acknowledg eu that I should have preferred nttie more clearness. He laughed at my expense. . "If this sonnet,' said he,' 'is barely intelligible, so much the better. Son net 8, odes, and other works that as pire to the sublime do-not aecom mo date themselves to simplicity, natur alness. It is their obscurity 1 that constitutes their merit. . All . that is necessary for the poet to undersand.j Yon are jesting with me, ray friend,' I interrupted, -there must be some sense and perspicuity fn ah kinds of poems of whatever nature they may be. Let us see some of your prose.' Nunez showed me a Preface which lie intended to prefix to a collection of comedies which he had in press. rhen Le asked rae what I thought of I am no better satisfied,' said I, with your proe Shan with your verse. Your ballad is nothing but swelling nonsense ; and in your preface there are expressions too auectett, words unknown to the masses, phrases twisted together, so to say. In a word, your style is peculiar. The books of our ood old authors are r.ot written like that.' 1'oor simpleton !' cried Fabrioio, you do not kuow that every prose writer that aspires, to day, to the reputation of a tasty pen courts this sigulerity of style, these uncommon expressions that offend you. There are five or six bold reformers of us that haje undertaken lo thoroughly remodel our language. And we shall succeed in our purpose, God willing, in despite of Lope de Vega, Cervantes, and all the other wise heads that jidicule our new style of diction.' I interrupted mv reformer by a peal of laughter, as 1 said to turn : Get out! Faoricio, you are an original, with your pompous style.' 'And you,' he. replied, -are but a b.s.t. with your adherence to na- aire.' " There are still to be found writers like Fabricio, who labor and swell like the frog in the fable ; and are tike those priests of Mar's, whose charts were the more admired, the more obscure they were. J. A. Delke. THE HAIR AFTER DEATH.' Curioui Instances in Which It Has Grown to Great Length. Most people understand that hair oes sometimes grow after depth, but iere are perhaps few who know that iere is a very considerable growth i at least one-third of the cases iv hero bodies are interred in the usua manner. A sto.ry was toia oy uscar . . f j I . Wilde at a dinner party in New York which illustrates this fact When Gabriel Dante Rossttti was e.y vounji scarcely more than a ioy said Mr Wilde, he was deeply n love with a 3roung girl, and, having a poes gift, he sang a poet's low u numerous sonnets and verses to ier. sue tueu young, ami oy ner wish the manuscripts of these were daced in a casket and laid under er head, so that even in the last sleep they should be, as they always had been, kept beneath her pillow. Year- passed by and Rossetti's fame grew until every line of his compo sition became precious, and some ol those who prized his writing most asked him lor copies of the songs that had been buried. He had kept no copies, or they had been lost. At all events he could furnish none, and when they asked him to rewrite the verses he declared that he was utterly unable to do so. At last his friends importuned him for permission to have the original mauuscripts exhumed. He consent td after some hesitation, and all the necessary preliminaries having been complied with ttie grave which had been sealed for manv years was opened. Then a strange thing was found. The casket containing the pomes had proved ro be of perishable imil.erial and its cover had crumbled away. The long tresses of the girl had grown after death and had twined tnd intertwned among the leaves of the poet's paper, coiling around the written words of loving embrace long after death had sealed the lips and dimmed the eye that had made re sponse to that- love. There is nothing improbable in the story so far as it relates to the phj'sical phenomenon. Tiiat hair grows after death is too well e-tab-lished a fact to be challenged, and is readily enough to be understood by any one who will give even a little study to its formation, it being an appenage to the human form, and not, strictly speaking, a part of it. tmii.nm..i ! iimiriiifi ii ii- i m mini. It might indeed be almost called a friendly parasite, A well known New York under taker said : "A gentleman who had lost his little boy five or six years before came to the establishment where I was working and said be wanted tho remains taken up and carried to Bostou. He had moved to that city, where he had lost an other child, and his wife was anxious that they should both be buried in the plot he had bought in the Laurel Hill cemetery. This gentleman was anxious to see for himself that every thing was done right, and went over with me to Greenwnod. We had buried the child and there was not any trouble about finding the right grave and the right coilin, but he was nervous about it. He insisted on liaviug the coffin opened after it was taken up and seeing for himself that there was no mistake. I had it done and as soon as he saw the body he said, '1 knew it ; that isn't my boy. His hair was cut shor, while he was sick, and look at that! In this case there was a rattier unusual growth. I should say the hair was a foot long. In cases where the body has been buried a good many years say a hundred years the hair is sometimes found a yard long on a man's head, and much longer, of course, on a woman a. Auotner undertaker said that he was employed at one tune to remove a great number of bodies that had been buried in a cemetery which had been sold. They had lain undis turbed for an average of about twenty -five years and in nearly on.--i:ilf tiiii-aiiit5i3 hair on the heads of the meu was from a tool to .a foot and a half long. In cases of women it was evident enough from the ar rangement of their hair that it had grown, a great deal after death. There was nc way, so far as he knew, of determining what causes the dif ference between cases, some hair growing and other apparently - no growing or only growing a little, but lie said he believed that in cases of fever there was apt to be such a growth. It might be supposed that if a post mortem growth of hair is as common as has been ind.cated.tnention of the fact would have been made in the ac counts that have been preserved of the remains of noted persons after burial, but, the only such instance that is recalled is that of Napoleon I. Of him it is said that when nis body was removed fiom St. Helena to France it had grown to a great lenuth. New York Herald. WHAT NEW YORK HAS. New York State has a tenth of all the American people.and an eighth of the whites and nearly a fourth of all the city or urban people. It is the second agricultural State, or only second to Illinois in farm products, leading Ohio $20,000,000. K . Y. farms vieid 19 an acre.lllinois $8. It is the second barley State, the first buck wheat and hav State, and it raises one-fifth of all tho potatoes and four fn'ths of all the hops. It raises oue sixth of all the fruit, onc-third of all the cheese, one-seventh of all tire butter. It is the manufacturing State in the Union paying more than the fifth of the total wages. Its manufac turers aggregate nearly f 1.100,000. 000. It still leads in ship building, and owns a third of our marine. It holds a third of the registered nation al bonds. It produces a sixth of the .-ltrrii-ulluial instruments, one-third of all the bakery products, one half C5 - j 0f tjie men's clothing and two-thirds of women's clothi g, one-fifth of the foundry and machine shop products, one fil th of the furniture, one-third ot the hosiery and knitgtods. a quarter of the jewelry, one-third of the beer and ale. half of the millinery and lace goods, two-thirds of the pianos, one half of the paints, half of the per fumery and cosmetics, one-third of the books and periodicals, one-half of the refined sugar and molases, one-sixth of the chewing and mck inn tobacco and snuff, and one-half of the cigars. It has tne worst city govern ment.the meanest Legislatures and the worst courts of justice in the Union. Cincinnati i Enquirer . When a man can't make anything else he can make remarks. : ORIGIN OF "THANATJPSIS." "Rhymes of bovs are but soigs of the mocking bird," says Mr. George W. Curtis, referring to the fact that poetry written by the .young is usna -ly imitative. Yet the imitative intel lect of a boy of seventeen produced a poem whose genuine oriuinality made an epoch in American litera ture. We refer to Bryant's -'Thana topsis," which the poet Stoddard calls "the gieatest poem ever written by so young a man." " The story of the origin of the poem, as told by Mr. Godwin in bis biography of the poet, shows the boy, alre-idy U12 author of many verses, walking in the woods one autumn day. He had been read ing Blair's poem of "The Grave," and Kirke White's "Melodies of Death" The gray sky, the brown earth heaped ith sere and withered leaves the hollow-sounding ground, the lone liness of the forest, and the prostrate, mouldering trees suggested the thought that the vast solitudes were filled with the snd tokens of decav. What, indeed, he asked himself, as the thought expanded in his mind, is the whole ea-th hut a great sepulchre of once living things ; and its skie and rtars but the witnesses and dec orations of a tomb ? He hurried home and endeavored to paint his thought to the eye, anti render it in music to the ear. When he finished his task, he coined for it a name from the Greek, "1 h matop sis," or a view of death. Usually he took his poems to his father for criticism, or read them aloud to his brothers. But he hid -'Thanatopsis" away in a pigeon hole of his father's desk, on which it had ;een written; - Some months later; the father, while his son was absent from home, discovered "Thanatopsis" and a few other poems. He was so much de lighted with them that he cmried them to Boston to subject them to the examination of his friend Phillips, then engaged in editing The North Ameria n Review. As "Thanatoosis." in the first draft, was full of erasures and iuter lineations, Dr. Bryant, the poet's father, had transcribed it, but left the other pieces in their original state. Mr. Phillips was not at home when he called, and so Le left' the package with his name. Mr. Phillips was so niueh pleased with the poems that lie hastened to Cambridge to read them to Richard H. Dana, who-as a critic w:is an ac knowledged authority in literature. "Ah, Phillips," said Dana, with a quiet smile, at the clos- of the ro ail ing, "you have been imposed upon ; no one on this side of the Atlantic is capable of writing such verses." "I know," answered Phillips, with some spirit, "the gentleman who wrote the best of them, at least, very well; he is an old acquaintance ol mine Dr. Bryant at this moment sitting at the State House in Boston as Senator from Hampshire County." "Then,, responded Dana, "I must have a look at him," ami, putting on his clog-HrNud his cloak, he trudged over to Bo it.'?. "Arrived at the Sen ate," said Mr. Dana, in a conversa tion afterwards, "I caused the doctor to be pointed out to me. I looked at him with profound attention and in terest : and while I aw a man of strikingpresence.the stamp of genius seemed to me to be wanting. It is " , i - , j . it. .1 . t i good head, 1 said to mselt. "but, I , . .... . - s do not see " 1 hanatopsis m it, and . . . i .. ,w went back a little disappointed. The 'poem was published in t he j Review, and immediately excited th-e praise of cultured readers. Un it required Dr. Bryant's strongest, allir mation to convince them tha"- his son Cullen had . writttn it, -when but seventeen years of age, thf best poem that had then been published in the United State. Youth' Companion. WASHINGTON'S FIRMNESS Washington, wi" was a admira ble judge of huipan nature, distrust ed Aaron Burr;s man and a polti- u i.i ho -onfi leiice in Burr's rurlvlt-or '.wAucal principles. But Burr was a sort f poiUtenl idol to the opposition in Congress. Governor Harriss was to iierecall ed from bis post a Minister at the Court t France", J"4 tue ppoiitiou agreed to recoinmeud Burr for the position. A committee, of which .las Madison was chairman, and James Monroe one of the me ml ers, waited upon President Washington. Washington listened i;i dignified silence, while Mr. Maliso-i pnj33nt ed the request of his part-. When he had finished, the President said, with studied politeness, that it had been the rule of his public life, never to nominate for a high olfi.-e any man j of whose iuiairitv hi was not assur ad. The committea bowa l, retire 1, a. id reported to the Congressional consti tuents. They were indignant at the cold reception given to their reoo n mendation. Passing resolutions itronsily indorsing Burr as a man aiu a statesman, they directed the com mittee to return and present them to the President When the committee again address .id the President, and for the second rime proposed Burr's name, ashing ton said, with the uarinth of indigna tion. "My decision is irrevocable, gen tlemen. I cannot nominate Col. Burr. But," he added, checking his irrita tion, "l will nominate you, Mr. Mad ison, or you, Mr. Monroe." Madison said he I. ad long fine made up his mind not lo go abroad. But Mr. Monroe si owed by his man ner that lie was r.ot unwilling to ac cept the osition, and in a few days he received his appointment. Ex. NIGHT WORK AND LONG HOURS. Ihere is no disease S) insi liou nor when fully developed so difficult to cure, as that species of nervou legeneration or exhaustion prolued Oy night work or long hours. It is iasy to unaerstan 1 how such a state of prostration may be induce 1. The irFslP and the nervtas system have been v rvapilAUO.." rv to a gal vanic battery in constant It.se to pro vide a supply of electric fluid tbi "on Tsnmption w tl.in a given time. "As long " says a recent writer, "as sup-pi- aud demand are fairly balanced, the functions which owe their regu lar and correct working to the fluid, are carried on with precision; but when,by fitful and excessive demands carried far beyond the means of sup ply, the balance is no only loM, but the machinery itself is oversi rained and injure.! uisoider at first and disease afterward are the result This lllustia'es, pretty clearly, the condi tion of a well balanced brain and ner vous system, supplying without an of fort all the u rvous force require I in the operations of the mind and body, so long as its woik is in proportion to its .oners, but if embarrased by excessive demand's, feebly and fitful Iv endeavoring to carry on mental and physical operations over which it forin.niv presided wi'.'neul an effort" rim vmittiktna nt' tuxrvoiis rost rat ion v -i'- - - are exceedingly painful ;we can afford lo pity even the man of pleasure, who has, by his own foolish con hict. in duced them; but u.ueh more so the brain worker, who has been burning the midnight od in the honest endea vor to support himself, and probably a wife and family, with respectabili ty in life. He has made a mistake for which we can leadilv forgive him. In the pleasurable excitement of honest toil, Ik: . ivottcn t!i:.t the feupply ot" wok can i.ot he .ailated by the dem'imd of need for it. but by i,.,, pwer to produce , it. He has been ai " ' ! ,1 l- 1 ...I 1... .!.- t I . n I ... II .. .1.,. ' I il'UM till I trill, mill MCII tic: 1111 l -i 'the former failing when he finis he ;j uas no longer uva srrengiu to work ' n as ne used to do and starvation it self staring him in the face if he ceas es to toil, why the very thought of i CWimi,c collapse ten.l.so ily to nasten the catastrophe, and reason itsel: j may f.dl before the continued iuenl.-.i strain Crnstst-ll's JJ'ij'izine. FALSEHOOD VS. EXAGGERATION. How many persons, who would be shocked at tho idea of telling a delib erate falsehood, daily iolate tru;h hv exaggerated statements and ex travagant expressions. This fault often sho s itself in childhood, ami j has its origin in the activity of the imagination, joined to an . imperfect knowledge of language; when, if it i not corrected, it grows with the growth streugtlu-ns with the strength, and becomes oue of the most incurable in.iiuvl.es of the mind. By some it is suddenly assumed, as a means of making t hemselves agreeable to their on pniiions, or by way of equaling tl.ein in their style of conversation ; nit the' 'nun liothin ; in the end, and only find it difficult at times to find redeiice for m much as is really true; whereas, a person who is habit ually so!i3i an 1 discriminating in the use of language will not only inspire oidi b nce, but bj :ible to produce a utreat effect by the occasional use of .i superlative. Fi lelity and exact ness are in lispensublj in a narrative, and the habit of exaggerating de stroys the power of accurate observa ion ai 1 recollections, which would ren lar the story interesting. If, in stead of trying to embellish her ac count, with t he fruits of her imagina- io:i a yo in ' 1 1 ly possess? I t'-ie pow er of seizi ig u.io.i the points best .vorth .dexcriuiii t, and could give an ?xact account of them, s "la would be far more entertaining than any exag geration c mil mike her; for there is io romance like real life ; an 1 no im agining of an inexperienced girl can equal in piquancy the scenes and 'diameters that arc every day present ed to our viw. Extravagant expres sions are sometimes resorted to, in order to atone for deficiencies of memory an I observation ; but they will never hi le sue-h defects ; and a iiabitti'il u-ie of t!i?m lowers the tone of th- inin I, an I leali to other devi ations fioin the simplicity of truth an l ii-.ture. Ziun IVatctmau. T.1E SITE 0? RJjlE.. The site chosen fir the building of Uomc was that long expanse of undu lating ground, lying on the banks of the Tiber, to which th name of the Campagna has been given. The .Seven Hills, of which we hear so much,' are projections of the table land as it advances towardsthe river ; iv "Aer the enlargement of the city walls byjfclian, these projections were considerably i;yte thaii seven. The Campagna extends along tile,, central portion of tne western shore nf Italy . for about ninety miles, with in a erage bredih of twenty-seven miles, tin the rigiit, looking toward Lhe south, arc the. wz.te.s of the Med. iterranean ; on the left lises the lower icnani ot the Apennines, beyond whicn stretches the main ridge of tiiese mountains, which divide Italy into two nearly equal parts. Travellers who visit the Campag na d5 Roma at the present day. be hold a wi le extent of open country, partly maish land, partly pasture, partly cultivated ground, which in the Lot days of summer is yellow or !grav with the universal aridity, hut in the winter or early spring presents a scene of exquisite beaut) , green with !., - ,. .... ,:i I K "l " ,ri""c aim iinuiaiiL wmi me who uowers which are natural to that region. At wfatever peiiod of the year the ex plorer sees much more than the pro ductions of the soil, or t he changeful effects of atmosphere. In the imme diate vicinity of Rome, he sees the wrecks and ruins of that Imperial system which had ttcre its seat and centre. The remains of magnificent buildings, shattered towers, broken .HV-hes, an I the ciJMuririTig"t( u.iTes t "'rsaJi.'en gods, and the gigantic aque- luets which cameo water to the great city start out of the marshes, or the unenclosed fields, like the bones of a departed greatness. In some p. aces the luxuriant vegetation of a Southern clime h-is taken tiiese relics back into the embrs.ee- of na ture, in others they rise bare and for lorn, above ! he pitiless waste. There is no such impressive scene elsewhere, no scene t.t once so grand, so mourn lul, so I'ii 1 i of vark-d interest, so preg nant with profound morals, so dower ed with weight and continuity of life. It has been well remarked that, in comparison with Rome all other cities are provincial. No oilier In calit-v is so uniformly and pet maue..t Iv ureat : so great both in the ancient land modern world; so reat in arms. j in ii.ti Ibn-.t, aud in far r aching au- (thorny, l tic- History oi itome is tor j u.iiuy ngos the-history of all that j 1 ortion ..f the world wiiicu mainly, jc.Nc;t the interest of intelligent j aud ihonghtiul men. '41.