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VOL. I
SCOTLAND NECK, N.C., THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 1883.
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DABBYS
PROPHYLACTIC
FLUID.
Household Article for Unirersal
Family Use.
J"or Scarlet and
Typhoid FeTers,
Diputheria, Sali
Tation, Ulcerated
Sore Throat, Small
Fox, Measles, and
Eradicates
1IALAHIA.
all Contagions Diseases. Persons waiting oa
the Sick should use it freely. Scarlet Fever has
never been known to spread where the Fluid was
used. Yellow Fever has been cured with it aftet
black vomit had taken place. The wortf
In
cases ot Diphtheria yield to it.
Feveredand Sick Per
sons refreshed and
Bed Sores prevent
ed by bathing with
Darbys Fluid.
Impure Air made
harmless and purified.
For Sore Throat it is a
sure cure.
Contagion destroyed.
For Frostedf Feet,
Chilblai&S4ff f i 1 e s,
Chafings, etc.
Rheumatism cured.
Soft White Complex
ions secured by its use.
Ship Fever prevented.
To purify the Breath,
Cleanse the Teeth,
it can't be surpassed.
Catarrh relieved and
cured.
Erysipelas cured.
Burns relieved instantly.
Scars prevented.
Dysentery cured.
Wounds healed rapidly.
Scurvy cured.
An Antidote for Animal
or Vegetable Poisons,
Slings, etc.
I used the Fluid during
our present affliction with
Scarlet Fever with de
cided advantage. It is
indispensable to the sick
room. Wit F. Sano
ord, Eyrie, Ala.
SMALL-POX
and
PITTING of SmaU
Pox PREVENTED
A member of my fam
ily was taken with
Small-pox. I used the
Fluid ; the patient was
not delirious, was not
pitted, and was about
the house again in three
weeks, and no others
had it. J. W. Park
inson, Philadelphia.
Diphtheria
Prevented.'
The physicians here
use Darbys Fluid very
successfully in the treat
ment of Diphtheria.
A. Stox-lrnwbrck,
Greensboro, Ala.
Tetter dried up.
Cholera prevented.
Ulcers purified and
healed.
In cases of Death it
should be used about
the corpse it will
prevent any unpleas
ant smell.
The eminent Phy
sician, J. MARION
SIMS, M. D., New
York, says: "I am
convinced Prof. Darbys
Prophylactic Fluid is a
valuable disinfectant."
Scarlet Fever
Cured.
Yanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
I testify to the most excellent qualities of Prof.
Darbys Prophylactic Fluid. As a disinfectant and
detergent it is both theoretically and practically
superior to any preparation with which I am ac
quainted. N. T. Lupton, Prof. Chemistry.
Darbys Fluid Is Recommended by
Hon. Alexander H. Stephens, of Georgia-
Rev. Chas. F. Deems, D.D., Church of the
Strangers, N. Y.;
Jos. LbContb, Columbia. Prof.,University,S.C.
Rev. A. J. Battle, Prof., Mercer University;
Rev. Geo. F. Prates, Bishop M. E. Church.
INDISPENSABLE TO EVERT HOME.
Perfectly harmless. Used internally or
externally for Man or Beast.
The Fluid has been thoroughly tested, and we
have abundant evidence that it has done everything
here claimed. For fuller information get of your
Druggist a pamphlet or send to the proprietors,
J. H. ZEELXN & CO.,
Manufacturing Chemists. PHILADELPHIA
GENERAL DIRECTORY.
SCOTLAND NECK.
Mayor W. H. Shields.
Commissioners Noah Biees, M.
Hofi-
vman, R. M. Johnson, K. Allsbrook.
Meet first Tuesday in 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. Hufham. D. D., Pastor.
Services every Sunday at 11 o'clock, A.
M., and at 7, P. M. Also on Saturday
before the first Sunday at 11 o'clock, A.
M. Prayer Meeting every Wednesday
night. Sunday School on Sabbath morn-
mz.
Primitive Baptist Eld. Andrew Moore,
Pastor. Services every, third Saturday
ana Sunday morning.
Methodist Rev. C. W. Bvrd. Pastor.
Services at 3 o'clock, P. M. on the second
and fourth Sundays. Sunday School on
sabbath morning.
Episcopal Rev. H. G. Hilton, Rector.
e , , ... i
Services every nrst, second and third
o i i-irvTii u if f j
Tiu3 "ui:' L: ouuua
A. M.
School every Sabbath morning.
Meeting of Bible class on Thursday
night at the residenceof Mr. P. E. Smith.
Baptist (colored,) George Norwood,
Pastor. Services every second Sunday
at 11 o'clock, A. Al., ana 7, A. Al. bun-
day School on Sabbath morning.
o
COUNTY.
Court Clerk and
Superior
Probate
Judge John T
jregory
nferior Court--Geo. T
Simmons.
Register of Deeds J. M
Solicitor A. J. Burton,
Grizzard.
Sheriff R. J Lewis.
Coroner J II Jenkins.
Treasurer E. D. Browning.
Co. Supt. Pub. Instruction D C Clark.
Keeper of the Poor House John Ponton
Commissioners Chairman, Aaron Pres
cott, Sterling Johnson, Dr. W. R.
Wood, John A. Mortieet, and M
w hitehead.
superior Court Every third 'Monday
in March and September.
Inferior Court Every third Monday in
r eDruary, r.iay,A.ugust and November.
Judge of Iuferior Court T. N. Hill.
JUST THE PAPER THE PEOPLE WANT t
ED. OLDHAM'S
WESTERN RT?.",arrTTa'Ti-"l 1
staDiisnea ibo2.)
Should be Read at Every Fireside in
Western North Carolina.
Full of News, Fun. General Information
and Something to Interest Everybody
Send 50 cents and try it three months
WINSTON, N. C.
NOTICE.
WE have one hundred town lots for ancl ten-pounders. He carries five iamP- e aiso writes aooutwie im
salein this town. Some of them ! men. two on each end of the nle ing of several alligators, and learns
sale in this town. Some of them
are very desirable. This is a rapidly
growing town, and persons -.. wishing to
secure good places for residences and bus
iness stands, and to make good invest
ments, will do well to call on us.-
RITCHIE & DTJNN.
OX THE IIKIIVG OF A GOO.
BY YOUNG.
Retire ; the world shut out ; thy thoughts
call home ;
Imagination's airy wing repress ;
Lock up thy senses ; let no passion stir;
Wake all to reason : let ner reign alone ,
Then, in thy soul's deep silence, and the
depth
Of nature's silence, midnight, thus in
quire,
have done
As I
and shall inquire no
more,
nature's
run :
channel thus the questions
"What am I and from whence ? I noth
ing know.
But that I am , and since 1 am, conclude
Something eternal : had there e'er been
nought
Nought still had been ; eternal there must
be.
But what eternal ? Why not human race ?
And Adam's ancestors without an end ?
That's bard to be conceiv'd: since eyery
link
Of that lone-chain' d succession is so frail ;
Can every part depend, and not the whole?
let grant it true ; new uimculties rise ;
I'm still quite out at sea, nor see the
shore.
Whence earth, and these bright orbs ?
internal, too i
Grant matter was eternal : still these orbs
Would want some other father ; much
design
Is seen in all theh motions, all their
makes ,
Design implies. intelligence and art;
That cant be from themselves or man :
that art
Man scarce can comprehend, could man
bestow ?
And nothing greater yet allow'd than
man
Who, motion, foreign to the smallest
grain.
Shot through vast masses of enormous
weight?
Whc bid brute matter's restive lump as
sume Such various forms, and gave it wings to
iiy '
Has matter innate motion ? then each
atom.
Asserting its indisputable right
To dance, would ferm an universe of
dust ;
Has matter none? Then whence these
glorious forms
And boundless tligbts, from shapeless,
and repos'tl ?
Has matter more than motion? has it
thought,
Judgment, and genius? is it deeply learn'd
in mathematics Has it tram d such laws,
Which but to guess a Newton made im
mortal ?
If so, how each sage atom laughs at me,
V ho think a clod interior to a man !
If art to form , and counsel to conduct ,
And that with greater far, than human
skill.
Resides not in each block, a Godhead
reigns.
Grant, then, invisible, eternal mind ,
That granted, all is solv'd But, granting
that.
Draw I not o'er me a still darker cloud ?
Grant I not that which I can ne'er con
ceive?
A being without origin, or end !
Han. human liberty I lhere is no uod
Yet, why? on either scheme that knot
subsists ,
Subsist it must, in God, or human race :
If in the last how many knots beside,
inniKsn nn p mi ' vv rw pnnncp u. inprp.
Where, chosen, still subsist ten thousand
more?
Reject it, where, that chosen, all the rest
Dispersed leave reason's whole horizon
Th;a - nnt rMBr,nc rf,Vrr nn sav
Close with the side where one gram turns
. - . . J "
the scale .
What vast preponderance is here ! can
reason
i With louder voice exclaim Believe a
God?
And reason heard, is the sole mark of
man.
What things impossible must man think
true, .
On any other system , and how strange
I Ta rlicKaliava f VAimpU mmA xaj4ii li tir ?
re t j a. J.
ii in vma iiiaiu jjwieiiAu iiiiua iiu uuw,
Ii :4. v:.iv: x.-.:. '
uei, lb iuicvci uuiu 111 ill lu ueilGl,
And where the link, in which a flaw he
finds?
And, if a God
there is, that God how
great !
THE STRONGEST MAN ON EARTH.
Philadelphia Press.
George Jagendorfer is probably
the strongest man in the world He
is of medium height, but of more than
proportionate breadth and deapth of bonds, sent for his fiancee, the pris
chest. His forearm is bigger than on keeper's daughter, who joinel him
tne can oi an ordinary man's leg,
measuring niteen and one-bait inches,
and the muscle near the shoulder is
eighteen inches in circumference,
His legs are also muscularly develop-
ed, and sometimes he lies prone on
his back and plays sportively with
u . , ' . c
nuuu- as ordinary men would
toS3 bahs of the same size made of
India rubber. His "finger-lift"
meaning a lift by the second finger
oi ine ngnt nand -is 551) pounds. It
is a cannon that he lifts by a
ring
and holds while it is fired off.
His
shoulder-lift is a horsefthelast weigh-
strength sach as has never bpen sppti
before. The lifter atnnria an rit
form, the horse beneath, and the lift
is one of pure strength, without any
mechanical assistance, save straps
over the shoulders. When .WeniW.
fer exercises with dumbbells he "outs
up zou pounders, and juggles in thelme88rs -eroy janee, u. vreuic am
air with 100 or 150-nounders , mnoh 1 himself, and attacked the coons, put
as the ordinary gymnast handles five
and one on his shoulder, and can re-
sist the pulling strenetfi" of three
strong men with the secohd finger of
a ar-j, -
his right hand. He purposes; as soon
as arrangements can be perfected, to
A LUCKY BLACKLEG.
THE
CAREER OF A SHARP MAN WHO
WENT FROM A PRISON TO A
PRINCELY FORTUNE.
Honesdle, Pa., Correspondence New
York xeiegram.. J
Wayne county bas a character who
casts Victor Hugo's Jean Valjean in
to the shade ; for, while one reformed
in good earnest, the Wayne county
man fluctuates between deeds of
chivalry and acts of baseness. His
name is George Avery, and at present
he is living in one of the Western
States, In 1870, when Avery was
only twenty-one years old, he was
chareed with the murder of John
Haynes, of Rolands, Pike county
He was arrested and an officer de
tailed to bring him to Milford. Evi
dence of the murder was said to be
so conclusive that he could not pos
sibly escape hanging.
On their way to Milford, where the
county prison was located, the officer
imbibed freely 01 liquor and became
helplessly drunk. Avery secured the
keys which unlocked the hand cufts
and shacklea by which he was bound,
and removed the manacles, placing
them in the bottom of the wasjon. He
took the reins from the stupidly
drunken officer's hands, and drove to
the nearest hotel, where he arrived
with the officer in charge :it a late
hour. He put the drunken man to
bed. roused him the next morning,
got him in the wasjon, arove on to
Milford. when, after he had put the
officer in bed at the hotel, he walked
up to. the jail and delivered him
self up to the keeper, telling him
about his experience with the consta
ble. He was confined till September
this was in June when he wa3 tried
for murder, and, in spite of over
whelming proof, was acquitted, to the
surprise of everybody - the court
most of all. The day after he was
discharged from custody he was ar-
rested.charged with buglary, convict
ed, and sent to state prison for a year
and a half. He served the full term,
reading law during his confinement.
When he left the Eastern penitentia
rv at Philadelphia, he returned home.
opened a law office, arrested several
citizens who had testified against
him when he was on trial for huglarv,
charging them with perjury. Failing
to make out his case, he was senten
ced to nay the cost. He had no
money, so he went to jail aain, where
he remained until his friends could
scrape up enough money to get him
out.
When, finally, he became a free
man again, tie returned to ins oia
home at Rowlands. From that time
forward buglanes were numerous
about there, b .t never could evidence
sufficient be obtained to convict
Avery. A year or so later he went
to Uil Ulty, xa., where
he hung out
his sign as a lawyer.
Clients were
plentiful and fees large. Avery was
reapinr? a golden harvest, when he
was Convicted of forgery and sent to
Li itt . a :
me vv f stern pembeuhiary iuc iuut
years and eleven months, w nue there
,e fell in love with one of the keeper's
daughters, and she ottered to assist
him to escape, but he refused to leave
until his time was out. At the end
of the term he went back to Rowlands
soon afterward professed religion, be
gan preaching a little, swindled a
neighbor out of $ 100, and was induc
ed by the neighbor, who enforced ar
gument with a big shotgun, to refund
the money.
Avery then left for Luzerne county
where he got into difficulty and was
sent to the eastern penitentiary for a
short term. Upon his release be stole
enough money to take him to the min
ing regions of the west, where, under
an assumed name, he opened a law
office and speculated in stocks. In
1882 he "struck it rich," cleared
$750,000. gave up stocks at once, in
vested his money in government
in Chicago, where they were married
Avery is only thirty-four years old
He never touched liquor, neyer gam
bled, nor used tobacco, and claims to
have been the "victim of circumstan
ces." He writes to friends near here
that he is leading an honest, upright
me, and mat wnen ne comes easu ix
will be as a United States Senator
f from one of the Western States.
A RACCOON AND ALLIGATOR STORY.
Newberne Journal.
A subscriber writes us a rcmarka-
Lake Comfort. Hyde county. Seven
raccoons were seen to go into a barn
through the cat--hole one evening
Just before sundown. It was Miss
L Weston's barn, and the coons
were seen to go in by Mr. S. Weston.
I He summoned a posse consisting of
tinS them lo death by the light of a
tnat one was brought to Fairfield not
ng since that measured htteen teet
in length.
I '-
I Men fear old acre without being
ONE KIKD OF A BOY.
THE TRUE STUFF FEOM WHICH GENU
INE AMERICANS ARE MADE.
Bill Nye in the Detroit Free Press.
I am always sorry to see a youth
get irritated and pack up his clothes,
in the beat of debate and leave the
home nest. His future is a little
doubtful, and it is hard to prognosti
cate whether he will fracture lime
stone for the streets of a great city
or become President of the United
States, but there is a beautiful and
luminous life ahead of him in com
parison with that of the boy who ob
stinately refuses to leave the home
nest.
The boy who cannot summon the
moral courage some day to uncoil the
tendrils of his heart from the cluster
ing idols of the household to grapple
with outrageous fortune, ought to be
taken by the ear and led out into the
great untried realm of sDace
While the great world throbs on, he
sighs and refuses to throb. While
other young men put on seal-brown
overalls and wrench the laurel wreath
and other vegetables from cruel fate,
the youth who dangles near the old
nest and eats the hard-earned grocnr
ies of his father, shivers on the brink
of life's great current and sheds the
scalding tear.
He is the young-man-afraid -of-the
sawbuck, the human being with the
unlaundried spinal column. The only
vital question that may be said to agi
tate his pseuao brain is whether ne
shall marry and bring his wife to the
home nest, or marry and tear loose
from his parents to live with his fath
er-in-law. Finally he settles it, and
compromises by. living alternately
with each.
How the old folks yearn to see
nra. now their agea eves light up
when he comes with a growing fami-
y to devour everything in sight and
yawn through tne space oeiween
meals. This is they hev-day 01 his
lfe : the high noon of
the bov who
never ventured to ride
the vearlin"
ftftlt. nr tn ho. vnnked through the
ai.immprinc aiTr.iitrht. ot. t.h tail of al
three. vear-nld. Ke never dared to
hv-o onir fun iwn h micriit. hnmn
' w v c tr
his nose and make it bleed on his
clean clothes. He never surreptitious
..if ih onnnow. nrii-o nfT tho. h.tM -
nin-rod to snare suckers with, and
because
u 4. k.. A Annh- him
buc i-Cii tunc wra nuuiu uuvn u.lu
.nLt kim,u j tio oWnrtnoYi
the green apple of boyhood, and did
not slid down hill because be would
i . ii ij ft,A nn
in v
Now he borrows other people s pa-
ners. eats the provisions of others.
j .u- . !,
r,nhr
j 1 '
irritant.
.... - L-
one-horse tad poie tnat never oecoraea
I n. 1 a inu U k.9 K 11 tUk3aaAW-rv W a. vaw wckm v w
" a fi or,fa
on the dollar than to lead such a life.
" "u. Z:r'l Z 7" V 'a -"7k - lifa
He would rat .er be an active bank
rupt than a weak and billious barna
cle on the clam shell ot home
The true American would rather
work himself into luxury or the luna
tic asylum than to hang like a great
wart on the tace ot nature, mis
young man is not in accordance with
Yanfepp. schedule, and vet i ao not
say th? t he belongs to any other na
tion. Foreign power may have been
mrnmr rmnaAT. iinnc naiiiuua uiav
transatlantic nations
-
have erred, and tne system oi r-ur-
pean government may have been
erroneous.
but I could not charge
them with
:ki...onnn.;Kilitir
tmS uurr u-i--....j;
Taey never harmed me and m
4. :V, foir namAR. With thlS
hnrmon ma onn niiL
is. moil uu. ..
grave indictment.
. .
He will hreathe a certain amount, ui
Qtmnanhere and absorb a given
amount of feed for a few years, and
then the full grown biped will leave
the home nest at last. The under
taker will come and get him and take
what there is left of bim o the cene
try. That will be all. There can be
no deep abiding sorrow tor him nere
.... m
public buildings will not be draped
in mourning, and you can get - your
mail at the usual hour when he dies.
The band will not play a sadder
strain because tne tag ena oi numan
. .a I f I
failure has tapered down to death.
.nil the soft and shapeless features
Rre still. You will have no trouble
Qff,-, . Arft aahd on that dav.
and the gtddy tnroi
-
... . ,1..
throng will join tne
picnic as they had made arrange-
mnntc fn iin
"VU.u -
The new town of Naples, in Idaho,
tn tna irmrnn uri jiiic iii
:t;nc o iail t.hit. is fttonce cheap
"" " -n .
uiaiiivaiu" j '
and secure, it is nocning '"
less than a deep hole in the grouna,
into which the prisoners are droppeo,
with the grim warning that the guard
will nnt a. bullet through everv ueaui bui armeu ui
l?Snil His hopes are fixed on heaven, on you.
A beautiful woman, with the qual
ities of a noble, man, is the most
nerfect thins? in nature. We find in
her all the merits of both exer; .i
A fierman naper. in translating
Vanlree Dnnfll.-. saVS : "The WOrd
HAIL COLUMBIA.
JAMBS PARTONS ACCOUNT OF HOW
THIS NATIONAL HYMN CAME
TO BE WRITTEN.
Youth's Companion.
"Hail Columbia" was written in
the summer of 1798. at a moment
w hen the United States seemed about
to be drawu into a war with France,
their old ally and friend. The Amer
ican envoys sent out by President
Adams, with no other object than to
restore a good understanding, were
thought to have been grossly insulted
by France. An army and navy were
in preparation. Ueneral Washing
ton had accepted the chief command,
with Alexander Hamilton as his
second, and nothing was thought of
but impending war.
A vocalist, by the name of Fox,
was about to have a benefit in Phila
delphia, and owing to the excitement
that prevailed, the prospect of a good
attendance was not encouraging
his oenenc was announced tor a
Monday evening, and it was only on
a Saturday previous that he had an
idea for "drawing a house."
One of his school-fellows, Joseph
Hopkinson, son of a distinguished
father, had become himself a man of
note in the intellectual circles of
Philadelphia society. He was vice
President of the American Philo
sophical Society, founded by Dr,
Franklin, and presided over by Thos.
Jefferson. He was President of the
Academy ot mne Arts, and was
somewhat noted for his poetical effu
sions.
The vocalist, in his extremity.
went to his old school-friend, and
told him that he had little chance of
a paring audience unless ne could
announce something new and stri
king in the way of a patriotic song,
a piece that could be sung by the
whole company to an easy or familiar
tune, like the "President s March."
He anded that tho poets of the com
Pany liaa been trying to produce tne
I t a l .
required song, but bad been unable
to aCCOmp'ish it.
"I will try what I can do for you.
3 aid Hopkmson
ine vocalist called me nexi alter
noon, when tne words were ready lor
him. and he took them at once to a
I musician of the theatre, who selected
ana aaaptea to tnem an oiaana easy
air ua Aionoay morning tne song
was announced in tne newspapers
I !
. - - .!.. . . .
and diligently rehearsed upon the who have to spend more than they
8tge.
A crowded house rewarded the ef-
torts ot tne smser and tne poet, ana
the song was received with the
""r" j
I uc liuu"BUC" uu
the niece was suns at everv patriotic
that period of ex-
j .
I o. . u.
'Thp nhitnt of the author was to
a. . a I
i rrot- nr. on a mprinan Ainrit. whicd
vrx C"JZZ "aZ 'a I w
the interest, passion and policy of
both belligerents, and look ana teel
exclusively for our honor and rights,
No allusion is made to France or
U'.norlftnd- or the auarrel between
them, or to the question which was
most in fault in their treatment ot
us ; of course, the song found favor
with both parties, for both were
American; at least, ueither could
disown tne sentiments anu leeiiugs
it indicated."
.The following are the words of the
song, as originally written at rhila-
Melnhia. in 1798:
T.
i 1
.. r.olnmbia , n.DDV land t
Hail ye neroes I Heaven-born band !
yVho fought and bled in Freedom's cuse,
I Hfii,, f ...o-ht and hlftrt in If reedom's cause.
V -V.T i.hTito of wr wis eone.
I - - o
I V y . . i. 1 -
i i.et mdenenaence oe vour uuui,
i :r
i Eyer mindtul wnat it cost.
Kver erateiui ior me prize.
Let its auar reacn iub
Firm united let us be.
Rallying round our Liberty,
As a band of brothers joined.
Peace and safety we shall find,
ii.
Immortal patriots ! rise once more !
Defend"our rights, defend our shore.
II .fT.
Let no rude foe with impious nana.
; . , f ith imDious hand,
invade the shrine where sacred lies.
of toil and blood the weii-earnea prize z
While offering peace sincere and just,
In heaven wepia
I 1 1 12L la 11 Ukll aUU U0tVV M f w -W
. . ey terne of bondage fail.
I Firm united let us be, etc.
in.
in Sound, sound the trump of fame !
OIT 1 IjCI II KUU1EWU 9 uauiv ,
- ' I n: .1 ? U. ..,ifV. li.rl annlaiiu
Let Washington's great name
niUKUUU we tivuu ninuiouu jri."v
R. thro. the worid with ioUi appUuse.
eveTy clime to Freedom dear
I listen Witn a loviui ear.
I , , i , J ,
VY iin equal bkui anu gou-iir.e uuwet
of rid war, or guides with ease
ii . MM.pnM.0 ,n rrtA TAar.ni nnnr
i ne nauuici viuica . uvuan
i IK , , . i ...
irm uniiea lei us ue, eic.
IV.
- R . ftl(1 the chjef who now commands.
Qnce more tQ serve his country stands
Tne r0CB. on which the storm will beat,
The rock on which the storm will beat,
Whn hnne was sinkins in dismay.
. , i 1 A (iliimliii'a ditf
Anu glOOIU uuatuicu uumuivi. b. u.j
His steady mind, from changes free,
Resolved on death or liberty.
Firm united let us De, etc.
After reading this song the reader
will not be disposed to regret that
.u -i ri.TKi nan nn l merer claim
" -.'.'- " O
the distinction of being a national
i song oi tne uaisea -
LEE'S UNSELFISH DEVOTION.
THE BRILLIANT OFFERS HE DECLINED
. FOR A LOST; CAUSE. r
Kernersville News.) I
Not many people know that Gen-1
eral Robert E. Lee was offered the
chief command of the army in 1861.
ana declined it. The offer was made
upon the recommendation of General!
Scott, backed by the ; venerable
Francis P. Blair, Sr., who conveyed
the tender of the position in person,
it must nave tasen great moral cour-1
age to decline the highest position to
-r.u-.ivu uc uuiuYct uavc attained in ing nis errors and iauiiB. inose woo
his most ambitious dreams. In 186A publish or commend novels or peri
the railroad which is now called Vir- odicals, which are, so to speak, sattt
ginia Midland, and its connections, rated with liquors and tobacco, even
was mainly owned by English bond- if not with licentiousness, are no
holders. After an expert had care- friends of the temperance cause or
fully examined the condition of the cause of morality, but rather pro
things the committee of bondholders motersof drinking and smoking ; just
held a meeting and tendered to Gen. as they would be promoters of profane
Lee the presidency of the road and swearing if the conversation of their
its connections under one organise characters were interlarded with
tion, at a salary of $50,000 a year, oaths. A newspaper which advertises
About this time one of the most pow-
eiful of the New York life insurance
companies offered General Lee $10,-
000 a year and a house in Richmond!
to take hold of and build up their
Southern business. General Lee de-
declined both of these splendid offers
to accept a place as teacher of South-
era young men at $3,000 a year,
Capt. Ruritt sa ys that the Duke of
Beaufort, Lord John Manners and
two other English noblemen tendered
General Lee a splendid estate in
at Yorkshire, with a
handsome rental, equal to $25,000
year, tor life. ir he would accept it
and live upon it. Earl Spencer, now
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, made
the tender. General Lee with a
charming dignity that these gentle-
men say was beyond anything they J has doubtless examined into the mat
had imagined, declined the offer. I ter fully, or he would not have sub
GIVE IT TO THE GIRLS.
Philosopher.
riiva mni rlonvlif nia a tKAVAiirrk
education. Teach them to cook and
prepare the iood of the household.!
Teach them to wash, to iron, and tolderfully promising enterprise in
darn stockings, to sew on buttons,
ana to mane tneir own dresses, xeacn
I them to make bread, and that a good
kitchen lessens the doctor's account.
xeacn tnem mat ne oniy lays upisiyiy sees to swinaie tne pumw uj
money wuose expenses are if ss tnan
I " .. J il j. .11
nis income, ana mat an grow poor
receive. Teach them that a calico
dress paid for fits better than a silken
one unpaia ior. xeacn tnem tuat
full, healthy face displays greater
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-"v".""-" . v
that the account corresponds witnlbe in taking any step equivoient
the purchase. Teach them good
nrtmmrtn unu aolf-trnat aolf.holn
I j j m i. .i
honest mechanic in his working dress
I a. - 1 A ft
is a netter ooiect oi esLeeui uuui a
Ann uhr fi.oir0aa inlr.
Teach them gardening and the pleas-J
ml aa a .a at
ures ot manure, reacn tnem, ir you
can afford it, music, paintings, etc.,
I but consider them as secondary oo-
iects only. Teach them that a walk
is more salutary than a ride in al
carnage. Teach them to reject witn
disdain all appearances and to use
only "Yes" or "No" in good earnest.
Teach them that happiness in matn -
mouy uepeuus ucnucr wu ww..
appearances, nor on wealth, but on
the man's character,
CONSUMPTION OF WHEAT IN ENGLAND.
Chambers' Journal.
It is estimated that about six bush
. ,- ar ennaumed vearlv bv
' . . . - jf -i "
each person in the United kingdom,
i .. .. -ti
On an average, six bushels weigh
L.-.4 tOA nAlltlla rP Stilt A fA 0 rtarn t
100 of bran and "offal." Flour is us-
,i ii i r nan
UailV SOlU IU bbCK) UI .OW UUUUUB,
that the anual consumption is a sack
a head for each inhabitant. Assum-
ing tne population oi tne u niteu
r:..jnm tn ha enn nnn it nni
that our requirements are in round
num"r,qu ,
or 30,UU",UW sacas oi uuur. u-
Times. not long since estimated the
home crop of wheat ror im. at iuuy
10,000,000 quarters. .o tnat nearly
16,000,000, or the equivalentm waatAuwm, r:::
jmust be imported within the year to
keen uo the supply. America, Algiers
and Egypt, the Continent, India and
Australia,all contribute to our wants ;
and as the harvest-time vanes more
I . . . . .
I looo in oal'h TIP W wheat IS SCM US
I ."a aaa au , " .
fPnm the country where the supply is
the most plentiful whenever prices
are sufficient to stimulate importation
The inestimable boon to this country
of these supplies can not be exagger
ated. When butcher meat is rising
in price, when potatoes are a poor
crop, bread becomes more and more
a staple food for the lower classes to
..... . m
fall back upon. Neither can tne lm
nortance of having well made and
wholesome bread be overstated.
The difference between ladies and
ducks if there is any difference is,
that ladies are often dressed to kill,
while ducks are killed to dreas.
Love is like the measles, we ; can't
have it but once, ana the later in life
, I' . . ... a. K t rmm
with
we nave n uc wu5uw i
a
CttfCISEILITT CF CiS3ltt C-SrtU.
Biddmg God-speed is a very? se
rious matter, involving, aa it do$s,
erave responsibilities. We bid God.
speed when we praise and recom-
mend any one. or any enterprise, or
(any book or periodical. Thosewho
1 cheer Ingersoll as a politician can-
not help accrediting him to som ex
tent as an infidel lecturer, and those
who join in a testimonial of whatever ..
kind to an erratic preacher, because
of certain admirable qualities which
he possesses, cannot escape from tne
(very serious responsibility of condoa
liquors, abortionists, fortune-tellers,
theatres, assignations, etc., bids these
abominations God-speed and becomes
a partner in them to a certain extent.
There are also ways of bidding God
speed which sometimes do much evil,
without any intention or even sue
picion of wrong-doing on the part of
the one who leads others astray,
though there may be want of due
care. Let a person of high character,
who is universally respected, be in
duced by solicitation and favorable
I terms to take a few shares in an en-
alterprise which is set forth in the most
1 glowing colors, and hundreds woo
can ill afford to lose their money, ir
It turn out a failure, will follow his
example. They reason thus : "Here
is a man of integrity and wisdom who
scribed for shares, and we can safety ,
follow his lead." When these, how
ever, find that thev have lost their
money, they turn grimly on the good
ltMaM -1a mtttiUf inivli- Ia! Viaid aatMtr
I Sincere, but it may be sanguine and
misled people, who have some won
I view, are indefatigable in endeavor-
i ing to procure respectaDie names
I as stockholders and officers of the
I proposed company: and knaves who
i pogus minng or ocner companies, ore
. a a a
i still more eager to get sucu iuubw.
I , , , ., . w . . , . .
I Noblemen in Britain have bsen high-
ly paid, besides getting eha
in their names free of cost, in order
aito get tneir consent to uowmu pw
j dents of companies which turned oat
lv Ha aartnlaa All thiol aflAWB hOW'
. " T " V,.,m 1
uvumo, , . "T" -
bidding a man r a book or a project
I flnA.anmtul nninn v for hlROwnMie.
1 i. v il. .u. i!ii
I influenced by him. What does the
I WWW 3 M J Ak' aaa4.aa ' S-mJ
i nora oi uroa nav on tui luuat -
rrt.nf. .w-t.f "He that biddeth
him God-speed is partaker of his fvu
mm -a mm IV "W t .
aeeos. ii. Jonn v., n;.
CURIIf OF TOOl tlHT.
An effort for the happiness of oth
i ers lifts us above ourselves. ; 4
I The whisper of a beautiful woman
I C9tQ D heard further than the loudest
1 cau cf duty.
nimintinc- should be alwava so
. t remember that the
only true end of it is peace. -,
A wise and good mac does nothing
for appearance, but everything tor
the sake of having acted well. W
Show me the man you honor. - I-
know bv
that symptom, more than &
I .. " . . ' P
any otner. wnat you are youre. r 74
We should do everything we caa,
I AT -lL t AV.1 f-aTtv A-liaaintakfatt t.fmA
thought of what they omit to ao ror
l " .....- wi
ovina
Thoutrht is the first faculty of man
to expreM jt is one of his first de-
. . ; -nra-d it his dearest DrtTl- -i
: '
Tftluikbl w.
than a determination to persevere
. t. . . f .K;nn tmfl K mACMn-
Vc 7 " 1
i r------- , cf
xuc giC-u
numiuty. ,
a 1 A
When vou fret and fame at the
petty ills of life, remember that th
wheels which go round without creak
ing last the longest.
It is not till the blooat of rattCT
begins to fade that the heart ripens
to the passion that the bloom pte--
cedes and foretells. ,; .r
Tn edncate a man is to form an.
individual who, leaves nothing Ije-
hind him : to educate a woman is to .
form future generationJ. .
I n life it U difncult to ear who
sometime do you the most mischief
enemies with the worst intentions, ?u
or fnends Witk the best.
The man wfoftf soul if in Ilia work
finds his best rewards in the work
itself. The jpj '-f acWeve-nent Sf
vastly beyond the joy of reward.; r"
f The mere wants of nature mj. M
when, nature is refined by educjiion,
are few and simple ; but the wants of M
pride and self-lore are. insatiable.
A
4
V1W
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1 1
July 6th, 1862.
lift a 1,400-poond elephant. sure of reaching it.

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