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K. (J. Suite Treasurer.
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iSjartiitock of SELECT VARI-
kyitN1 tovcry tyi)c to choose
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cs'atkutown & Cincinnati v
tiioK?i & Huffman
fx ain and Guano Drills. :
WMti AY RAKES,:
' IteRy's liji'iin- and Walking '
i THOMAS JIAKHOWS, :
Telegraph Straw Cutters,
Y jvAvcryiaf'l Djxic PLOWS,.' .
)itcr 0orn Slaolloxrs,
EBgines and Boilers, .
m m GRIST LULLS,
iof, Engine $M lioilvr Fittms Guns,.
SUtUs!, artritlgcs, Wads sihtl Caps,
viliir and Slit; Dynamite Fuse and I'ri
rAits, shvtls";md Spades, building
i'itirp, Fainls. Oils ami Vnrnishvs,
MHAISEO CLOVER SEED.
fc tvrtmtiieisi' asTnlly kSpt In yiinse. .Class
riiresoiinplcrai;iu Mores. i nave on nana
Lll-Mflcktf.tjw-it)ov,i & offer tht-m for ihe next
rtyiU4,ror:ers4ney Hiau tbey have ever
V. SMITH DEAL.
ifcUllclas;e$of purchasers, we hajre made
'ataU to Ml these cp'brjtcd Wagons elth-
-rcall and lee' us soon.
JJsiN A. BOY DEN, Agent,
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uccMKra0l!lv Nont. ti,u. 'mmstree.
'-tt 'u ? U0K -' ''ortlaudj Maine.
PS sBist salTM m
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Sen:! six cents for postage.; and '
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warned for Tne Lives
Ot in tub Presidents
01 the U. Tbelanr-.
1 V'T'U lir i. . w est' "uasoniest, best
f Aiiin.A.V1 Aiuerie.i. i Immense urolltH
J u-irbiKiKCo. -mitldnd, Maine."'
.n STILL BOOMING r - -
VlSs tt" n" Ueid 1 will ciniin
ikiD.f u;: W stand on Main street.'
r'liatlnVK,ntU mx t,ic public tor
WriSL t0" -ure tl,fcir continued fa-
tockf P V , .ra,lc a plce
At ,TS and Tobacco:
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KARL BERGEf; PU.PIL.
. I BT G. A. COrKLASD.
Karl Berger rent to Milan at fust
; jtlie right time. It had - become cfuite
vrVM VNEVr CUKeW, jl'1 .t raA down the Italian
Wthod of instrumental instruction;
jaruUtrji' extol rthe " raetlfod 6f "tleir
Nr?rthern compeers. vXarl Berger
came, j His name sounded like a Ger
man's, and he played music -like a
jmastcr, and that was all' that was
Seeded Pupils flock'ed to. him, and
hect his own prices: Jbven tne 'city
r faumi -ihI " Mothers, ,to pbethree pupils with him annu
fw;f lv H Waking, J ally,! at ifesown expense, .as Jong as he
should remain -there".
This .was tri
umpli enough -to
much older man
umph enough Ho Uim -the fiekdo a
ian,vamt Karr himself
'was only three and "twenty yeardTold
He sat in ius. rmmVone i ml ! t AlkxtlVf
udiHaanjnneM two weoJis.aiier ins arrival, snMHiiog
his hig pipe with china howl, and con-gi'sTful.-vred
himself Here was success
He wondered what Its old teacher.
i'M'P'Herr KapeUmeis'er, would say to
I'-,'.- I r ! r. l" ' ,'1 j
Salis-j his success. He looked around,the
p-oom, furnish eh as cotnfortably as
most any in the city, and felta grim
satisfaction in knowing that th pie-
in trie very cnamoer wnere . Ltesar
Brria hatl once slent. His was a no
bility as high as his ancicvt predeces- j
sor, he said to himself, and he laugh
ed grimly, for the young Swede had
i but little respect for nobility, ami he
on en spoke of his ancestors, the Ber
ger Jarls and Vikings, as thieves and
While he sat musing, lazily watch
ing tlre smoke curling "up toward the
bloichetl and crumbled; almost oblit
erated frescoes of the vaulted ceiling
above, a. servant brought in a note to
"Ill Maestro Berger." The City of ,
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Milan informed his excellency, the
Maestro, that the kst of the three pu
pils had been chosen, and the pupil,
the Contessa Lucia Vinilla, would at-
tend him whenever the Maestro would
.... . ..!..
be pleased to receive lvcr; 8i?nor Ber-I
ger scowled and shrugged his shoul- j
ders. He had already, in the short S
timejie !ad been in Milan, heard sev- j
eral "eontcssas" play, and he had not
been favorably impressed bv theirge-
nius, and, indeed, it niust be admitted i
that the ladies in question had a great
er desire to see the handsome foreigner j.
than. -tot make any progress in music
He hadrforgotten that the three pupils-were
too poor to pay for their tu
ition and were therefore given their
musical education by the charity of
the city. However, he sent 'back an
answer that he would give the contes
sa her first lesson at 3 o'clock the next
afternoon, and then he took up his
violin; and the contessa and Milan
! it .. 1 1
and Success and the Kapellmeister
passed from his mind, while the music
soared in tremulous vibrations through
the room. - .
The next day everything went
wrong. He had yet to learn the pa
tience neeesary for a teacher, and the
countless mistakes of his pupils, and
thejurr'mg discords and the seeming
stupidity rendered him nearly furious.
three o'clock the charity pupil,
Contessa Lucia, was ushered into his
presence, followed by an old woman,
herescort, 'l he contessa did not look
very aristocratic in her dress. Every
thing she had on was cheap. In tact,
awour,.. so an wno need wagons except that her dreSS was neater and
more tastefully arrange, it was about
the same as the servant s. 1 he Maca
Iro was walking up and down the
room with an ominous . frown on his
face.. He wheel led around and look-
'.' Well, Signora, what do you -wish?"
he said, crossly. -"I
have come fbr my lesson, Sig-
nor,"he replied, timidly.
He looked at his tablcts.
"You are either too early or too
late. There is a Contessa Viuella who'
wiiMitnr , , comes now. But it sfie does not come
wierf ?M 'i clocks; iic.;andat 1 am the contessa, 6ignor, and she
ri'FWtoKe. siibibfv: hniii; nV proceeueu iq unwrap ner vtounueom
K,Si5tM?I1!il i k. l. BitoyvN. i its green covering, while the s
hobbled to the nearest chair.
'You came to amuse yourself in a
E''p clilettante way on the yjolin
Km Ss'tretiH workers, areola e- to be able to teach i music some day.
Who knows?' and she latthed a lit-
,'Contessas don't teach music,' he
said, scornfully 'It is only oor ple
beians who do that. Let me hear you
play.' She nestled the violin on her
shoulder caressingly and obediently
commenced. The air was simple, a
pleasant lullaby, in a minor key, soft
and sad, which had been sung by ma
ny, lioman mothers to their children.
One of those'airs which, like the Ger
man Lieder, one fiiids among the peo
ple, its author and origin lost in an
tiquity, yet everlaslitfg from its pathos
and tenderness. The v viol in was fit
to beits interpreter, aholcl Cremona
almost black with age. fhemusic
floated out from the, five quivering
strings: The girl, her eyes almost,
closed and -her head bent forward:
stood erect, playing. The old servant
sat listlessly, caught by the music, i
swaying to and fro, as if rockingome
child, dead fifty yea ryigo. Karl Ber-
ger.stod iriWning in' thft' shadbW'of
a curtain. - What right' had a'cohtes
sa, a young jgirl to plajr; like' that?
What right had she to a Violin avhich
wa so' m achi better than liis ? The
gpft repeated strains ;came to an endr
and the girl turned ' prbtidl toward
hini. r! rii:y ;.
' 4 'It is a wretched piece, wrechedly
played,' he Said, crossly.1 You will
never, make an artiste of yourself. "It
lacks soul, it lacks rhythm, it lacks
everything ? ': ,:' :
aThese Htu)ant kyords ivords which
the honest Earl Berger- was ashamed,
of even while he uttered tliera struck
I the young girl like a blow. Her face,
proud ami happy at her successful
rendering of the simple pleasant air,
fell suddenly; at this harsh verdict,
anl,gi I.ike she- btisrt into sobs and
leftitliQ roomU wlii le the servaut star
ed stolidly at the fieroft' fofeignerinftJ
then rose4ind hobbled after the. girl.
Karl Berger felt ashamed of him
self and his suddenvHt of angcrl He
took up hisj violin, but it sounded
harsh. He was cold and courteous to
the pupils who came that j afternoon,
but lie was glad when the day was
oyer. Thoyj were lighting the lamps
in the courtyard below when he look
ed out. He j watched the servants ai
they put thej lamps r in their places,
ami after they haci left he stood at the
window looking absently down on the
empty courtyard beneath, when ho
saw a figure coming slowly across the
yard, tie stepped out on the balco
ny and called to her, for he recogniz
ed tiie escort jof the Contessa Lucia.
When the woman had come up he
asked her : j
Where dpes the Contessa Viuella
. 'In this house, signor, with a rela
tive. The contessa has no other friends
.ai, sf,e lives here, but not in idleness,
S,gnor 1 i!e ,s loo prouU tor that I olie
tak es care of the house, and works like
a servant. She has no friends but
meiI was her nurse. Slxe is too proud
w bu W,UI oiuers in ine nouser jven
. ;i; . i i rs
ncr relatives do not patronize Iter, and
lhe servants are always very polite to
1,er amI always obey her, but behind
hcr bac,c they j laugh at her here, and
C:l11 her the 'cdntessa-of-all-work and
thecoiitessa-dook.' Her grandfather,
V,e y"""."' v V,elly taught her
music, and she Worked so hard at it
that she might earn her own living
1 1 ult wiry -Last week she won the
prize at the cOnservatoire,and the city
was to pay hei tuition with you. You
should not have spoken so harshly to
her, signor? I found her in her little
room crying as if her heart would
Karl Berger ran his hands through
f his hair.
'I was wrong very wrong. Will
you lcil her Ii said so? Ask her to
come "gain, and I will promise to be
The next afternoon the girl came in.
'It was very silly of me. Maestro,
to run away like that,' she said ; 'but
I want so much to be a good artiste,
and when you told me I could not '
'Don't talk about it, please,' inter
rupted Karl ; 'I was cross and tired,
and, if you must know it, jealous,' and
he s toiled grimly. 'Yis, jealous, that
you could play I better' than I.'
Lucia flushed with delight.
'If you mean; that but no! You
are laughing at me!' ' '
'I me;in What I said,' replied Karl,
determinedly; I can teach you tech
nique, perhaps ;! after that you have
nothing to leani.'
So k was settled.
One day, during the lessons, Karl
saiil abruptly : i
'Would you like also to study at
night? My evenings arc al Liny own.'
The girl laughed with pleasure and
cried : 'Oh, Maestro, you are so kind.'
So, after the work was done, Lucia
would come in jwith Marcia, her old
nurse, and afVerthe lesson Karl would
jpjekrup hif-pvvii violin and play. One
night he strapped suddenly and said
to;her: ' " i " -
'I wish you would not call me Ma
estro. I am nojca master in music.
I am only a sham, and somedayabey
will find it out. j I am not muehSld
er than yon and don't play any betteV.
I want you to think of me as a fellow
student, not as a; teacher;' y-
What shall 1 call you then?' Lu
cia ask til shylv.
''Karl.'- -t-. " -
That is a pretty naine,' said Lucia.
'It was my father's,' atid he went
on to speak of MiisNorthem home, of
the snow storm when all the family
died but himself, -and r how he was
1 hen she told hiin of her
and her past history. Each night af
ter they laid their, music aside they,
would sit and talk, and Marcia would
sit aud slumber quietly in her chair.
. Soon the opera Reason commenced
and often the three - would sit back io
some ittle box wliich had been plac
ed at Karlii disposal, and listen to
tne. granu. crrauons ot masters. A I
Jiappy time fr both. Karl was alii
jjeuucuuaa iu tuy ji nue, contessa and
tound famished 'arid senseless, yv it Ji h is
violin h tigged tohis breastl A ud Lu
cia sat still and drank'iti cVery-'word.
thcgd'n yx)ung Korseman began io&nWtirer.
Bad himself making Jokes to amuse
her. - He to make ios who : had
hitherto gone throtigh life In his soberi j
solemn wayp-toHma Jt ! t jfa
suri)rising indee j They 'xajled each
other Karl and Lncia. anti sometimes
brother and sister!; j$o ihTng went
on till suddenly rcia feJl sijL Lu
cia stayed by her bedside ffs much as
her wort would al Ipwi -Tlie ) lessons
must cease till Matcia grew better,,
iorsne iiait no other cnaparone, and
of course it was ini possible foi? he wto
go withbui.oue. The day? seemed to'
drag slowly along and the "night
watch ing4egau to tell on her. She
grew paler and went about sad and
musiug.., r ., : I I - , -K--t
As for Karl, the first tinie that Lu
cia missed her lesson heHjecame rath
er angry. 1; ii "
: 'She think she liasjj learned cvery-
me, he muiteretl.
He tried to feel injnred and banisb Her
from his mind, and t for awhile he
thought he had succeeded. When the
long evening came and he found him
self alone, he becaine restless and un
easy, and imagined himself only anxious
that nothing might have happened to
Lucia. He took up his violin, but soon
put it aside, and then ! he went out to
the opera-house. The prima donna was
out of voice and 'tlhe I orchestra vile.
Coming home he met one of the ser
'Where is Marcia j! he asked.
'Very sick, signor.!' j
So that was it. "Hq went gloomily up
stairs and went straight to the mirror
and began to apostrophize his image.
'Maestro Berger, you are an ass,' he
said quietly. 'However poor she may
be, she is still contessa and you are on
lyKarl Berger,' and he took up his
violin and commenced to play. But
with all his self-restraint he found the
days very long and tiresome.
One night Lucia sat alone in the room
when she heard Karl's violin. He was
tellinhis story of l6ve unconsciously
to the one from whom he intended to
hide it. As the girl sat there in the
darkness, holding Marcias hand, she
felt strangely happy and quiet. Sudden
ly Marcia opened her eyes. .
'Lucia,' she said. 'I am ever so .much
better.' -'j I. ..
The proud contessa bent over and
kissed the wrinkled face of the servant;
and said, gravely: j ' I .
'That is well; but you must sleep,
Marcia, and not talk.' '
'Play for me, Cara,' said the old wo
And Karl Berger beard suddenly from
Marcia's room the answer to his violin's
confession. Sweetly arid softly it came
to him at first, but soon it swelled out
into full volume. It! told all to him that
was necessary. And jwrhen the girl ceas
ed playing and sank' back in her chair,
blushing rosily red, there were twro peo
ple in the house who were perfectly
When Lucia awoke the next morning
and found Marcia better and the heav
ens and the birds injhimnony with her
happy mood, theirst thing she did was
to kiss her violin, and; when she had
dressed and was coming down the stairs,
sjnging like a lark, she saw at tlie f oot
Karl Berger, his face flushed and look
ing very happy, indeed.!'
'Tell me, little Lucia,' he said, eager
ly, 'didn't the violin jspeak truly ?'
, I don't know what she said, for I didn't
hear it; but 1 do know that Milan was
surprised to hear that very winter that
one of its contessas had married a music
teacher. Washington Hatchet.
An Old Man Attacked by a Hog.
Mr. Britton 'Pdrker, of Buford
township, is 80 years of age. Mr.
Parker owns a Bersljire boar, three
years old, .which . for a year o more
has been very vicious, andx he has
been compelled to carry a large stick
to defend himself from its savage
attacks. On last Saturday evening
Mr.'Parkcrimet-the: hog in the Jane,
without his stick, and, was attacked
by it. The. hog thrpy iim down and
cut three terrible gashes, each about
four inches long, iti his right side,
and .pne of his ribs was torn loose
fronthe breast bo tie; a terrible gash
three inches. Jong, was also cut in the
left thigh. The hogthen desisted and
walked off a few feetiwhen Mr. P.
managed to crawl to the gate, which
vasvbut a few feet j distant, and just
managed to get inside and shut it
when J he hog againj niade a rush for
hirnT. " was" afnded by Dr.
T.jU;fPosjcjy who thought on Sun-
iiay; inai uis wounds wouiu prove
morning he was
alittte better, and'the doctor then
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A Good 'One.
The following "burlesque on the
rtQpmifoolery now" bejnc nronosed at
Austin', is from the. Honey ,Grove
Iidependejit,lti? ,.too. good , to.be
W liile the present LegiiTature Fs in
session we want them' to make it a
felony: : - - ; ' ,J;
' '. For boys to tie a can to a dog. 'J
Por a girl to ask'- for more than
three saucers of . ice cream, or ' three
dozen-fried oysters. hn
f or tiny man tomorrow a newifa'-1
per who is able to pay 'for one. " !
For writing a spring poem.
Tot writing anyother poem.
For( writing anything except as the
Legislature dictates. f i ''
For a married man to stay out af
ter 10 o'clock at night.; -T'nw
For a married man to go home be
fore 10 o'clock at night.
For him togo home at any time.
For saying "By Jingo," when he
might swear like George Washington
or an English nobleman and say
For speaking of the weather.
jbor public speakers to lay all the
blame on the printer.
For it to rain.
For the sun to shine.
For having any kind of weather.
For throwing cluds at a neighbor's
For shooting at a thief.
For shooting at a mark.
For shooting at all.
For having anything to shoot
AVe call earnestly upon the present
Legislature for speedy action upon
these vital objects, for 'tis with soul
wringing anguish that we note that
the unusual and increasing prevalence
of these crimes is leading the fairest
youth of our land into darkest hued
paths ever devised by Satan for the
doynIall of man; they are, by being
yet! permitted, bringing the gray hair
ed sire and the loving mother with
totjferiiig footsteps to ignoble and for
gotten graves; wrecking the sweetest
bomes into bitter ashes over biwhted
hopes, and spreading an Egyptian
plague of ruin, misery, death and
moral chaos in wide spread, con fusion
over what should be the fairest land
tin the clobe.
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And all for want of a little high-
pressure legislation, and a few felony
''My son," said a father to his little
boy, at the breakfast table, "if you
had the choice to be burnt at the
stake, like John Rogers, or to have
your head chopped off, i ike King
Charles the First, which would you
choose?" "John ltogers," said the
boy. "And why ?" "Because I should
prefer a hot stake to a cold chop."
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The Lightest Knnning.
The Most Beautiful Wood Work.
AD IS WARRAiVTED
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To do auy and all kinds of work.
To be complete in every respect.
Agents wanted in unoccupied territory.
i Address, ,
DOMESTIC SEWING MACHINE 'CO..
I Richmond,: Va.
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. '84 36:1 y. Salisbury, N. C.
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