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NO. 25.
MiTOR John NorfWi.
)Missionfs Benj. Novflvet, .hw ,li t'..M. H.
C. Cherry and lieorgn Mathewsuu.
Secretary AND Tre vsirer Rolicrt V h i le I : II l' t .
.'0NSTiRLi J. V.. Hyatt.
TtWJi Watch Harry Redmond, lli'l Haul uud
James E. Siinonsun.
Superior Court Clerk and 1'rnf-tle Judit
John Norfleet.
Register of Deeds -B. J. Keccu.
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Treasurer Hobt. H. Austin.
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School E.caminers. U. II. Shaw, Win. A.
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u 7 o'clock P. M. and third Saturday :it 10
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'- AND
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Tarboro', March 13, 1874.
JUNE 19, 1874
A ominous silence reigned oer
Sebastopol. Xot a gun or a
screetching shell disturbed the pain-
ful silence, which, , to imaginative!
minds, produced a feeling of unens
iness and awe,. . only a capttin,
was on outpost duty, with a revol
ver in hand, ready for any enrergen-
ey. Uautiontng my men to report ucres would defy all the armies
the. most trivial stir that might catch of ' world to capture he deems
their ears, I ordered them to lie it impregnable ; bo qui vive.
down under cover of some thorny ; He was about to ride oft' when I
shrubs. ' stopped him.
After some time I was in the act General,' said 1, ' it's my duty
of rising from my concealed posi- j to report a man w rapped m white,
tion, when muffled footstep caught who in defiance of the outlying
my par. I knert not why, but the picket, crossed our position and
blood rushed impetuously through safely entered the enemy's Hues.'
my veins. Glancing over my The General drew up rein sud
shoulder, the figure of a man rose ; denly at this.
mysteriously before rne. lie was j 'What, again? L'nuuestiona
muffled to the chin ; over his shouK j bly a spy. In the name of God
der was a white something, which,
in tny hurried glance, L took to be
the skin of some animal. Evident"
ly whoever;; this personage was he
had not discovered me. His steps
were bent toward Sebastopol.
Lord abore!" I mentally gasped,
'what if this wretch should be one
of those systematic spies, which are
to be found in all armies.'
My forefinger instinctively sought
the trigger of my revolver. One
coarse 1 was determined upon, at
all hazards, this mysterious figure
snouiu not escape me. un it came
gliding, so to say, more-like the
movement of a serpent than a man.
Snowing as it was, and with the
shadows of night falling fast and
thick, there was something which
struck me that I had seen this
ghost-like personage before. But
where? That was a question that
at that moment was most difficult to
solve. Gradually 1 rose from be
hind a thorny shrub, and confronted
the intruder with my revolver.
'Who conies there?' said I, en
ergetically. A perceptible stare warned me
that at last I confronted a spy.
'Move a hair's breatdth,' said I,
'and you are a dead man.'
Thers was a sudden gleam of dull
moonlight, and I in my turn start
ed. The face, though partially con
cealed, was familiar.
' Great heaven3 !
' Brown of ours.'
I exclaimed,
Ere I could rightly recover, the
figure glided past me. .1 fired, and
call loudly upon the outposts to
shoot him down.
Crack! crack ! went the rifles.
'Escaped as,' I muttered, grind
ing my teeth.
'And gone right into Sebastopol,'
growled the sergeant.
Listen,' said I. For a Ttussian
sentinel that moment demanded a
field cry or password. In vain we
stretched our ears to catch a reply;
naught but the icy wind mocked us.
returned to my hiding place lull
of thoughts, full of suspicions.
Could it be possible, asked
myself, that the figure was Lieu
tenant Brown?' They were cer
tainly the bushy whiskers, the full
diabolical face and the thick figure.
ieutenant Brown, as I knew well,
was no lavortie m ours, lie went
by the cognomen of 'foreigner,' yet
he distinctly avowed that he was
nghsh to the blackbone.
remembered then that Lieuten
ant Brown was clever at sketching.
also had seen him take notes,
which I playfully alluded to at the
time, and in response he informed
me at a dear relatives request
he kept a diary. It was certainly
strange. A multiplicity of little
occurrences rose up before me ren
specting our foreigner. His absorb
ing interest respecting any intended
attack. His studious silence before
others respecting the disasters of
the Russians, and when in my hut,
lis eager inquiries as to how, and
why, and the wherefore of every
trivial detail which occurred in the
The commanders of the English
and the French forces never rightly
caught the Russians asleep ; in sor
ties, in open attacks, they were al
ways seemingly prepared. This
was mortifying. Certainly some
of our men had deserted to the
enemy, but this soon died out, ow
ing to the cruel treatment which
awaited them. That there was a
spy, who could pass the English and
Irerch lines ad libitum, 1 did not
for an instant doubt.
' At all events,' said I, half loud,
' if it be this foreigner he mast re
turn,' and the bare thought was in
tensely delicious. - J '
' There,' hoarsely shouted one of
the outlying pickets, as he brought
down his rifle to the charge.
Stand ! The password."
This challenge sent the . blood
galloping madly through me. ' Now
for the mystery,' thought I, and
my finger pressed determinedly on
tho trigger of my revolver, as I
crept up from whence the Bound
All's well, General,' I beard the
sentry say, who shouldered his rifle
and stood firm. For on outpost
; duty all compliments, such as pre-
; sentins? arms and saluting:, are total-
! i7 ignored.
1 Ah, Captain Wood, I believe,'
j sai the General, who was on horse
back, leaning down or. his saddle.
'The same, sir,' said I.
The snow by this time had abat-
led, and the heavens grew brighter.
j Before me was the English conb
j minder.
t We attack at daylight, Captain
j Wood,' he whispered. 'If wc but
steal a march upon them this time,
I believe we shall carrv the treat
redoubt, which Prince Menschikoff
j who and what was he like Y
i 1 felt an irresistible
j unbosom my suspicions.
impulse to
But, sup
; posing they should prove unfound-
en : lhe character ot an English
officer would be compromised, and
I probably cashiered for so un -
warranted a charge, unworthy of
an officer and a gentleman
J merely hinted it might be t
Turk, a Frenchman, or an English
' Humph !' ejaculated the Engs
lish commander ' if one of these he
! snail not escape us.
Order the outlying pickets to be
doubled. Throw forward a section
of riflemen, under cover of the
great redoubt. Suffer no one to
pass, on pain of iustant death.
Order the riflemen to lie down, and,
should the spy appear, not to dis
charge their rifles, but either to
1 ...
; seiz3 or knock him down with the
butt ends of their muskets.'
j T'iia order I promptly carried
; out. Still the same ominous silence
at Sebastopol. I heard naught
savo an occasional chant and clock
j striking the hour, in the doomed
j tow; Silently. I c:u1d see, with
I ry 't'uig!itglaae, ti e Russians
I relieving sentry.
I ' If it be the foreigner, he cannot
escape ; and should ho not return
J my worst fears will tc realized.'
! While I was thinking 1 was doz-
j ing oft'. Should I fall asleep under
tms tnorny Drier, there would be a
vacancy in ours. And, above all,
it would fall to the foreigner. I
strove hard to rise, and to my
dismay, my limbs felt stiff and
rigid. The revolver dropped from
my grasp. I essayed to cry out,
but my tongue refused to move.
Crack, crack, crack, I heard,
like one in a nightmare. Someth
ing had happened. Sharp firing
followed. I gave a faint cry, as if
in pain. The tramping probably
saved me from an awful death. It
removed the stagnated blood. I sat
up and instinctively placed
head and face to protect.
Was it a panic, or was I
' Curse him ! he's old nick
self,' I heard voices exclaim;
for the snow storm we would
4 but
made mince meat of him.'
And, to my amazement, the
rifles in swarms came running back
to take up position. One fellow
tumbled over me, and the next
instant I was surrounded by men
who poured stiff 'tota of grog' down
my throat, bemechatedmy limbs, 1
while others took me by the arms
in turns and walked me rapidly to
and fro. In a short time I was
fully restored. To my unutterable
astonishment I learned a stoutish
man, wrapped in a white cloak,
appeared suddenly in the midst of
the swarm of human ants. The
snow at that moment was terrific,
and driven by a keen wind, it was
next to impossible to barely see
your hand before you. Some say
they seized the stranger by the leg.
Others say he got some ounces of
lead. And yet he escaped them.
' All through this storm, captain,'
said an old sergeant. 'We are
afeared of shooting each other.'
' I'll be hanged if he ain't, or
appeared to go, smack Jnto our
I was seated in my rude hut a
week after this terrible event, and
who should walk in but Lieutenant
Brown. lie calmly seated himself,
as was his wont, and serenely
smoked his short pipe.
' Positively a stranger, Brown,' I
' A little out of sorts,' he an
swered, staring me full in the face.
I was ever of the opinion that
men of sinister natures could never
rightly fix their eyes upon another
manV. I laughed at this fallacy,
and was ever skeptical upon this
point afterward.
' Sorry to hear it,' I replied.
Then I added, with a searching
glance, What do you think of this
spy affair?'
' It's right enough, Captain
Wood, I saw the fellow myself,
yesterday night, enter the Russian
lines. I could have sworn the
rascal had stolen my seal skin
Did he T said I,
touch of sarcasm.
He pretended to laugh heartily at
this; but there was a gleam in his
cruel eyes, and I saw it instantly
canKereu in nis oosoin. lie. pro
i posed some grog, and
between .'us
we got siigntly elevated. The
subject of our conversation was
that if the Russians some fine morn
j ing made a grand attack near
Inkerman heights, it was probt
J allies would be swept into the sea;
this was discussed, pro and con, in
our camp, and now I meant to hear
Lieut, Brown's opinion upon it.
'Monstrous!' said he. "Have
we not got the finest troops in the
world our foot guards located
there ?'
' Look here. Brown, I know and
so do you in fact, it is transparent
to everybody, except those at head
quarters that if the enemy during
a snowstorm, or a foggy morning,
say, crept up from Sabastopol and
fell upon our pickets before the
alarm could be given, they could
carry everything before them.
lie laughed heartily at this, and
j yet I thought it was a serious laugh.
! We smoked and drank, and I feign
ed to tail asleep as Lieutenant
Brown took out his supposed diary.
He scribbled some words in it upon
a loose leaf, then laid the book
j down a moment to light his pipe,
and the draft between the boards
of the rude hut wafted it upon the
litter at my feet. The Lieutenant
staggered, snatched up the book
j without noticing that the leaf was
gone and departed. I hastily
picked up the note, and after much
labor I read
' Attack, followed up, must suc
ceed if made on Inkerman side ; at
least, that is the opinion of English,
suggest the first foggy morning
' 'Tis as I expected,' I gasped,
' the foreigner is a spy.
I kept my own counsel. I knew,
on November forth and fifth, I
should be an outpost duty, and what
should hinder me from capturing
him? I did wrong in repeating
the circumstance to my superior
The fourth of November came
and in the meantime, I had ordered
my servant to keep a otriot tvmtoL
on Lieut. Brown. He reported
that evening that the foreigner was
missing, and on inquiry, this turned
out to be true. I still kept my own
counsel, but as I halted near a
ravine overlooking Sebastopol, I
promised promotion to any man
who should capture any person
coming from the enemy's line, for
I felt convinced the foreigner had
gone over and would probably re
turn under cover of night. At
midnight Sebastopol was enveloped
in a dense fog. But throughout
that live long night 1 was on the
alert, encouraging the guards on
my right to keep a sharpe eye and
a 'cuter ear on Sabastopol. It was
near the dawn when the bells in
Sebastopol commenced to ring.
The men thought they were the
bells for church. This continued
for some time. I applied my ear
to the grown. Could I be mistak
en ? The sound of wheels, as if
mufiled, caught my ear. Then the
indistinct tramp of numerous bodies
of men.
Before I had time to rise, the
report of a musket from the outly
ing posts startled me.
Another and another followed in
i rapid succession, the outpost fell
back upon the rallying point I had
indicated, and I determined to show
a front. Judge my surprise, when
a Russian officer, in dim outline,
stood before me, and in his rear
were some half dozen staff officers
feeling their way. Semething was
said in Russian, which I did not
understand ; but the voice, there
was no disguising that. It was the
foreigner. My first intention was
to shoot him down. In an instant
I thought better of it. I fell upon
him and disarmed him. Two men
bound him. and in a whisper, I gave
him in charge of a corporal and
four men
' Headquarters,' I whispered to
them, and they marched on with
their prisoner. Why speak of what
followed ? Is not the story ot the
battle of Inkerman and its results
known to all ? "
On the same Sunday afternoon
Lieutenant Brown, alias the foreign
er, alias Kirkoff for it turned out
he was a Russian by birth was
tried by drumhead court-martial
At first he denied everything,
but afterward made a full confes
sion. I recapitulated what is al
ready known, and reproduced the
slin from his note-hook. His hand
writing alone condemned him
was the chief witness. And almost
instantly he was ordered then and
there to be hanged by the neck
He pleaded to be shot. But the
A 1, .11 .1
court scorniuny rejected nis appeal.
He was nung on irom a neighbor-
! ing tree on the heights of Inkerman
And on his breast, in English and
Russian, were written those one:
but terrible words ' The fate of a
The man who pardons, disapoints
his foe.
Sensational Preaching
Is having extreme illustration in
Worcester, Mass., now. The Bos
ton Advertiser tells of a minister
who has adopted a plan for drawing
audiences that may be effectual but
is hardly commendable. The sub
ject of his installation sermon was,
' Never skedaddle.' In the interval
since that date, he has preached on
several subjects of like character,
and last Sunday, after a discourse
on ' Religious bugs,' he announced
his programme of subjects for every
Sunday until the end of July. It
is an astonishing lot, worth produc
ing as a curiosity of pulpit charlat
anism. May 17 Guzzle and Give.
" 24 raul's ' Shoo Fly.'
4i 31 Cremation.
Jun 7 Republican Locust?.
4k 14 Empty Churches and
How to Fill them.
June 21 Main Street.
-o rharaoh's Lean Kine.
o The Mad Prophet.
12 'Who's your Hatter?'
li' ' Popping the Ques
July 20 A Tragedy in Four
The secret of this arrant pulpit
imposture is discovered in some re
marks made by a deacon of his or
ganization at a conference. He
said ' the preaching there reached
a class of unbelievers that no other
place of religious worship would
draw. The preacher put forth sub
jects beforehand, not as texts but
as baits to draw in his hearers, and
having got them there he preached
to them the genuine Goapel without
reference to the subjects announced
beforehand as topics of discourse.'
It is fortunate that the number of
clergymen willing to resort to such
devices for the sake of procuring
audiences is not large.
Dark Rooms Sunshine.
Windows were originally intended
to let in light and air. Modern
housekeepers, however, from the
mansions of wealthy to the cabins
of the very poor, vie with each oth
er in shutting out the blessed sun
shine and cure air. Windows are
tudiously curtained, double, dark
very generally closed. Let the
hades run up easily, on rollers at
tached to tne aasn, aua u.v ,.i.
always dropped an inch or two.
Sun-light is an clement of life,
t decomposes and scatters, in con
nection with pure air, the death
seeds. When fevers are epidemic,
in large cities, or in wards of hos
pitals, the sunless rooms and sides
of streets report a much larger
number of deaths than ever found
where sunlight can enter, even for
one hour a day. Is it from indo-
ence or ignorance, or sheer though t-
essness, that the people seem to
Btudy how to shut out the sunshine?
Blinds and vines, curtains and dra
peries, are used to bar the entrance
of the life preserving sunshine.
Death lurks in darkness. Even
the potato vine cannot thrive in a
unless cellar.
A lady of large experience writes
as follows : There is no absolute
safety from moths excepting in the
absolute exclusion for the season, be-
bre the millers make their appear
ance. Furs can be kept in their boxes
without danger of any kind, by
simply pasting thin paper closely
around them. No aperture must be
eft for the enterance of the miller,
though the paste need not touch
the boxes. Articles of any kind
can be tied up very tightly in pillow
cases, or sewed up in sheets. To
keep dresses, cloaks, etc., without
creasing, suspended them near the
upper edge of the sheet, then lay
another sheet over, sew the two
sheets together at the edges, then
sew loops at the upper edge ot this
bag, and hang it up wherever you
please. Be careful that there be
no ho'c tor tho miller to enter, in
. - ... -r
order to secure further safety it is
well to beat and brush the furs and
garments well before putting them
away, and if it is anything that can
be heated, it may not be amiss to
heat it enough to destroy the eggs
that may be already laid.
A Lesson in Grammar ' Well,
my sen you have got into grammar
have you .' Baia a proud sire to nis
thickest chip the other night.' Let
me here you compare some adjec
Chip.' All right, dad. Little,
less, least, big, best, beast, mow.
more most '
Proud Sire ' Hold on, sir, that's
not right you '
Chip ' Tee, tore, toast ; snow,
snore, snout ; go, gone, gout ; those
are not adj
Chip ' Drink, drank, drunk
slink, slank, slung ; chink, chank
P. S.- You infernel little fool
What in thunder '
Chip Good, better, best; wood
wetter, west ; bad, wnsser, wust
bile, biler, bast ; sew. sewer, sup
pew, poor, pup ;-ouch ! oh ! gemini !
-dad ? o-o-O-W !'
The oatraged parent had broken
in on the recitation with a bootjack.
"I Don't Care if I Do."
In olden time, before the Maine
laws were ineited, Wing kept the
hotel at Middle Granville, andfrora
his well-stocked bar furnished c 'ac
commodations to man and beast.'
He was a good landlord, but terri
ble deaf. Fish, the village painter,
was afflicted in the same way.
One day they were sitting by
themselves in the bar-room. Wing
was behind the counter waiting for
the next customer, w hile Fish was
lounging before the fire with a
thirsty look, casting sheep's eyes
occasionally at Wing's decanters,
and wishing most devoutly that
some one would come in and treat.
A traveler from the South, on
his way to Brandon, stepped in to
inquire the distance. Going up to
the counter, he said :
4 Can you teil me, Fir, how far
is to Beandon Y
'Brandy?' says the ready land
lord, jumping up; 'yes, sir, 1 have
some; at the same time handing
down a decanter cf the precious
'You misunderstood me,' says
the stranger, ' I asked how far it
was to Brandon.'
' They call it pretty good brandy,'
says W'ing. ' Will you take sugar
with it ?' reaching, as he spoke for
the bowl and toddy-stick.
The despairing traveler turned to
' The landlork,' said he, 'seems
to be deaf; will you tell me how for
it is to Brandon ?'
' Thank you,'said Fish, I don't
care if do take a drink with you.'
The stranger treated, and fled.
Plea for Geese.
The Prairie Farmer permits this
to go into print : " Indispensable
as the pig is, however, in this sys
tem of live stock husbandry, the
goose yields a far greater net profit.
Pigs will semetimes have cholera,
and they will occasionally die be
fore their time, but the goose never.
It is said on good authority that no
adult goose was ever sick or ever
known to die a natural death. They
have been known to live seventy or
eighty years, and their average term
of life is equal to that of a man.
They may, if confined, be starved
to death, of course, and while very
young may be killed by gross neg
lect, tjui uuv-v .r.it,.:.r;na
and shown around the vicinity so as
to become familiar with its natural
resources, they will manage some
how to live without appreciable cost
to the owner, whatever they may
cost somebody else." Jt is probable
that the above is all true, but if the
geese are healthy they poison every
thing else that they come in con
act with.
Time Does It. Time has a won
derful power in taking the conceit
out of persons. When a young man
irst emerges from the school and
enters upon the career of life, it is
painfully amusing to witness his
self-sufficiency. lie would have all
the world to understand that he has
learned out " that he is master
of all knowledge and can unravel
all mysteries. But as he grows
older, he grows wiser, ho learns
that he knows a great deal less than
he supposed he did, and by the
time he reaches to three-score years,
he is prepared to adopt as his own
the sentiment of John Wesley.
' When I was young, I was sure of
everything ; in a few years, having
been mistaken a thousand times, J
was not half as sure of most things
as I was before. At present I am
hardly sure of any thing but what
God has revealed to man.'
Boy Killed. A boy named
Parker: aged seven years, was
killed by several schoolfellows at
Burgh, in Norfolk, England, a few
days since. He was thrown by
them into a dyke three or four times
and killed, lie was injured so that
he could not get home, and was left
lying on the bank of the dyke,
where he died during the night.
he surgeon who examined the
body said that the lad had a great
and violent struggle with death, for
his hands were clenched and pieces
of grass were between his fingers,
while his countenance bore an ex
pression of anxiety, dread and fear.
A wound on the temple was the
cause of death.
Sensible. A Macon negro phil
osopher, discussing the relation of
the races, said : ' You know de
turkey, he roost on de fence, and
de gooso ho roost on de ground.
You pull de turkey off de fence, and
he will git up again. You crop his
wings, but some how or nudder he's
gwine to get back on dc fence.
Now you put de goose on de fence
an he will fall off; he don't belong
dar. Dt turkey am the white man.
He's down now, but is gwine to git
up again. De nigger is de goose.
He better stay whar he belongs.'
It was a telling speach of Boud
inot, the Cherokee representative
at Washington, in which he said
that this 'land of tho free' is tho
common heritage of the white and
black race3, while the original
owner of the soil alone is an alien
in tha land of his birth.

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