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Ono Year, In advance,
BIX ^tonths, “
fbriie Miiiithu, "
ATTOBNBY AT LAW,
IIAI.IPAX, N. C.
>(Bop In thn CoHrt Housft. Strict attention
tflviiu to all liraiiclifH of the
]»n IS ly
D W A U 0 T. U li A K K,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
jg T. BRAN OH,
HALIFAX, N, C.
ATronVEY AT LAW.
EMPIBLn, N. C.
PrftfiHdofl In tho ruuntloii of llaUfnx. Nash
K'lrfociitnlmanil Wilson, (;olleol^ou.^ iim-l''in nl
piirtH of tlin HtAto. Jan 13 1 f
ATTUltSIEY AT I.AW,
Mf>ecfa1 Attontlon rrtvon tt> coUcctlons and
WELDON. N. O., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1879.
Wlm c*«n wnnder at our Rrlef
Ah wo no» ibo nutumn loaf|
pHlitiif, tfiitlnff« ftiUlnff, dyiufft
AihI bflnoHiii our leet are lying
III H inaNM of aud dun,
IMuk and acarlot In tbo BU»n.
Oft, bouoath thy cnnllnK tibade,
Ilavo our weary fooutopn Rt/ayed,
Hooking rent Iroin etiroaud eiorrow,
Dreadhig, ob, how ofil tn-iuorrow,
Ilut the wo'oamo wiw tbo samo
Aa when iUHt to thoo wo oaino*
Afl wo inisH iliy grateful hadtf
From tho wood land and tbo Rlade,
Unitituiu to tboo ia uwiuKi
Free thA gift thou was boit iwlng,
Aud a frUmd ho tattbful iieveri
Caiue to «Udden earth forever.
IAMBS U. MULLEN.
ULLEN li MOORE,
JOUN A. MOOHR.
ATTOUNEYH AT LAW,
HA.UFAX N. C.
, .OHIO court of fhrt Htafo an*! In tli
CimrtH of tbo Kastorn District. Colli‘ctlonHK>i\ilo
in any part of tbo titate. Jan 1 ly
AMES £. O’HARA.
ATfOBSVEY AT LAW.
ENFIELD, N. C.
Pmottres In the conrta of Halifax and ndjoln
Inff counties, ami in th« Kiii>renjo anti tvucval
courts. Colioctions made In any part of tlio
Htato. WM Attond at Hn? court IiouHt* in Halifax
on Monday and Friday of each wock. Jan 12tf
B B li T O. BURTON J U.
HALIFAX N. C.
Practices In tho courts of TIa!ifax. and ad.|;>ln
InR counties. In th»* hJnvrrnio court of th
Htnto, and In tho Fi'doral courts
1 A L V I N L. H y M A N,
ATTORIVEY AT LAW.
HALIFAX. N. C.
Practices in tlio coiirti? of ITiillfax nnd
ln»r countioH, and in Iho ,su|»r«‘
Courts. ClainiH t'olliMjiod in all par
Carolina, ullloo in tlio (’ouvt Uouk ?
Attorney ftt ILaw,
HALIFAX. N. O.
ATTo::&nfs2Y at liw.
u.vLEiaa, N. 0.
PractlooiH In tlio courts of tli«
aaU in tlio Federal and Surt
may 11 tf.
W. AJ A O N
ATTOUSfCY AT LAW,
GARYdBURa, N. C.
Vracticca In tTio oourtH of Nortlmnipton atid
a^ljolnin^ countloa, also in tho Federal and Su-
pi'euie courts. JunoHf'
W. H. DAY. A. 0. ZOLLICUn'KK.
AY & ZOLLICOFFKR.
ATTOKKEY» AT LAW,
WBLT>ON. N. C.
Practlco Inthocourt;^ of IltUlfax and ndjoinins
oountlcfl.and in tli*'Hui»rcnn’ and FcdtTal courts
Claims colloctft.l In any part of North Carolina
Ono of tbo tinii will al-.vayn bo found In 1 lu
FOR RICHER OR POORER.
■Perhapa it ii Tair that I ahould tell
you th'it Moutrnse has failed—under*
itand me, Cog, he bas not failed ‘rich*—
hv) is ruinod fliinncially. Miireoycr, ho
lias ttlrendy acccpK'd a cletkship; viUh a
palliy flflucD hundred fialary.
Then ynur oiatrmge will probably be
delerrcd. Hut take ‘lieart of graco,’
J ilie; it’s only a question of time, after
all. It must be ‘lovti in a cottage,’ now
—Ir'ing’s ‘strawberries and cretui’
N'lnernse, Mary I I am altogether
tou practical eien Co thiuk of such ro
iSut, Julie, I thonght that you were
alrrndy engaged tn Moi troso '
So I am—ur rather wan,' she replied,
•And you mean to break this ongago-
nient merely because the young man
has teen unfnrunate in busiuess and iu
poorer than ynu thought? Uh, shamii
00 you, Juliet 1 did not beliuvc that
you could be so cruel, so indifTerunl, so
bearlI‘B8. I thiiught better things of
Anil there nas indignation in her
■1 h :ve broken it. This in strict con-
iidenci!, 0> z L's ull very well to prate
a^out lieartles^nesH, but what would you
have me do—remain pcinr all my lile?
r>c gotten it out of nunt at last—Har
old S'.ru.ng i.s immensely rich. Ul' course
y u have noticed his attentioua tu me.
and bcvcry sure I shall not say him
•YoJ lovo him, then?’
‘You little goose I Will you ever be
soosi^^'le? I iutcnd to many him. Oh.
1 ( xpecl to dazzle jour unsophisticated
eyes with my splendor, one of these
days, and Rll your boucst little heart
•Julie, this is uiifuir to Harold Strong.
What I br.rter your self-respect and del
icacy for b's thousands I It seems to
me a degrndntion I
•Bravo 1 Tho fearless littio woman
is not afraid to speak her mindl Nuw
confcsa, C'z, that you would like to up-
pronriato Harold Strong.’
I admire Mr. Stroup, but I should
scorn to marry a y man for «hat he is
worth i 1 fVillurs and cents. That is not
my standur-.l of excsjlienco.’
And, yon would Da true to a 1 )»cr
who liad ti) heaii. thu wurlii ovur a;>aiii
as ‘,jooi' tis Joo’.s turkcv ?* ’
I would—il I Ion'll him, and 1
was sum that he loved inf.’
Uonmi tic, foolish g rl I S > would
n't I. M oreover, jo i s'l ill yet see mo
Mrs. Stroi^j;, the cyiiosiire of all eyes,
eiivifd by lliR ('iishioimViO world.’
Iiidt td ! Bei!ie3.ber the old proverh,
Jiilio, I'lir it atiplii'S lo you,’
Will, we shall Rof. I suppose, to
ke(.'p yiinr good (tpiuion, I must marry
M,):.tros(‘. I5jl ciuiii’, M vrj, Ui’a go in-
d lora I have to make a becoming
toilet, for I expect Harold Strong this
eveoioj;, aod vvlio knows hut ihat—
The remainder (tf the sentei,ce was
U-ft for M;iiy t > guess.
Ctiuceiili.'d by the June roses that
graw in rrofusiiMi nver a quail,t little
arbor, Harold Stiong had been an nidu-
t,?ntioual listener to'this coo»(>rsaiioo.
llo bad tukcn a run in his yacht
d.'wn to the villa from Newport, with no
particular motive—least of all, that
matrimony. His friends regard bim as
‘ofBsh’ i.i heart aduirs. Hot tho won
derful beauty of Julie and the quiet
good sense of Mary had uiterested him,
and be bad prolonged bis visit indefi
Tbo c' Usins, Julio ond Mary, were re
siding with an aunt with ambitious views
—a bit worldly wise—who never re
fused a hearty welcorou to her son’
guests, if they were wtulthy. To bo
' • — —the sine qua
R. E. 1'. li U il T K H ,
Jl U B G.E ON DENTISiT.
^an be found at his ofliee in Knfield.
Puro NitrousOx’do O'ih for the Pain-
Hess Extracting of Teeth always on hand.
A K D U U W T, B U a T O N,
ATTOH-IIBV AT LAW,
WELDON, N. C.
■ (MlJolnlnf? comities r. .
"f«l courts. Claims collcctu4
it over his
1 way, he
but if he
a. SMITH, JR.
ATrOBNEY AT L.VW,
SooTLAUD Neck. H.viiii'.i.x CouNTr N. 0
Pracll(WH In tho rnunty of .niul ii'lj iln-
"•K 'oiintI«*s. and in SsipJonjo “'/i*''
inji i‘> ly.
rich was, in her optaion,
non ol r.xistvince.
II 11 irold Stron» wauled
regal wile, who nou'd iiueeii
6stiili-.hnK‘i t in a right r.iyn
would be sure to taka .lulio;
warilei} a domestic fairy lo charm and
rule his home in a right royal way,
Mary was the girl to choose,
Tt'.e young man was puzzled. Julit s
beauty enthralled him, and he !•.fisted
her with all inmgiiiary good qualities.
If he had been told by a woman th.it
she was henrtleas and selfi-ih he would
have scouted the idea, attributing it
solely to envy,for wus not hi r beauty be-
witchii'g? and tho glances of her dark
eyes were they not brimful of soul?
Harold passionately loved music, and
Mary was fortu.iote enough to possess a
fine contralto voiec, upon which she bad
bestowed much culture. Wben she
sano, as she often did without needless
urgi g, he would close his eyes and
Iste , cliariued; bat when the molody
cea-ed, and he had opened then) ogain,
it would be, pathaps, to see Julie’s
handsome Greek face, with the lustions,
uiBguetic eyes gaz'ng at hitn.
yi!3;thc young fellow was [luzzled
ahith t J cho'ost. For allbuiigh he had
visited tho villa to please bis frisnds,
without other apparent objn.'.t, ho was
bcginniog to lire of his aiiuleu, l incly
Perhaps he thought that ono oftheaa
young girts would make au excellent
wife. Julie had encouraged bis atten
tions, and of coursehe had no auspiciou
that shu was already engaged ; but Mury
avoided him. It was evident tliat she,
at least, was not trying to coax him into
matrimony. Harold was terribly afraid
of being taken fur those tempting mil-
The conversation he bad accidently
overbeard, however, had eolightoned
biiD IS to the true character of tbo two
young ladies. And now he was sur
prised that he had been so blind. Sarely
iutelligence beamed from Mary's eyes,
and her pretty face was as sini.’ere ns
her mnoncrs were artless. Ilfl now
knew that sho had a beautiful soul
wuithy of all confidence.
Slie had confessed lo admiration; but
that was q'lito dift'orent from a toiidi'r
passion. O.iuld he win her lovu? This
was tho important question, and str.iiige
to s:iy, hu Has really anxious up >n this
point, and hu detenui'ied to decide tho
idttttcr at once.
Accordingly, thf! next evcuing, ho
meutioned, in a carcless wiy, that he
intended returniug lo N.'wport that
present neck, wishing to uute the efiVcl
of his words.
■Tulie ex n tcd all her fasLinations.
•Now he will pr.ipuseeLo said to
Mark’s sweet face wore % look of sad
•Thus it is in life,’ she thought; con
genial spirits meet, cij >y the passing
l.oar, aiid Uien part; perhaps never to
Kxcusing herself, she went to her own
room. S iinohow she felt that these
two would rather bi> alono.
llnrolii’s heart followed her. In btr
absence nverjiliicig seemed dull and
void of interest. True, there wss tha
same tlissic f;ice fceside him, the very
«auiB bewittthii'g siiiilu and tho same
matchless urhs dancii'g cnq’iettishly or
veiled by their long lushes, as cir.:um-
Vet ho remained quita indilf. rent;
his pulses beat caioily; not oiiu heait-
tlir.ih was wasted upon the woman whosat
beside hiai, secure lo her loveliness, ar
rayed right bfCoiBiugly for coi q iest.
Then it was uotniilaliablu reveuh'd to
him that iho absent, unassuming M try
was the oua woman in thu world lor
Karly the naxt inoroi ig it wis If,r-
ohi’s goodfurluiie to see Miss Julia go
out driving alone.
‘This is mv op( ortuiiity,’ he said to
himself, and ran down stair.s lull of
happy uiiticiodtion. Tnere was no one
ill the silting roo!n but his hostess, who
ohsening his disappointul look, re
marked, nrehly :
•How uoforti'Mri^e I J ilin is nut driv
ing and Henry has r1'io to tho city;
but Mvry is in ihe garden arranging
bouquets for the lesti^al.
auil lielp her if you ivi',1.’
WhiM a pretty pi.;tiii«
scionsly helped to nmlu: 1
S:ie was seated hpon a Ca’ieiful lUilie
leiit, i.ilii her lap (ull of (1 i.vcrs; not
fixi'd up.’ indeed, lor coii.panv, but
wealing a neat nhito wrnpper, taslefullv
trimaied willi ri'jb in th,".l matched her
eyes and com(i!iiiion.
The vivid blue of the sky overhead,,
the sun glimpses shining ttir.rUjrh the
dark green luliage, thu little sparrows
hopping fearlessly ut her feet, the while
cooing pigeons, and old briiidlc looking
demurely over thu barn yard fence,
with this wood I.j ; i)h for o ccntral fig
ure, would have served lor a charming
id) I, Harcdd thought, as h'.s oyeslingerid
for a iiioinenl up 'U the suene.
•‘Jlary, darling,” ho w!iispero.I, over
her shimldar, cl^sa to her ear.
Tbs girl slar'.ed in surprise, not hav
ing heard his stealthy npprotich, and
blushed ui til ev(iu her neck was sut-
fused. She looked up at him inti'iir-
"The word needs no explanation, if
your heart answers tu miue,” he said, in
arswer to the louk.
“That my heart was give past
to the beautiful Julie, did you?
but a passing fancy. N >, Mary
whole of my life is changed, now. I
have ouly onu hope, ono wish—to iviu
Mary was proud. Ij'iko all Amoriciui
girls, slio fik that she was a queen in
her own tight. IJot yet sh j did not
wish the youog man lo j idge by
eloiiieht surrouudiogs that she had
-Julie and tayself are orphans,"
said, ‘•and auol generously gives us a
home. iVrlijps rou are not aware that
I teach music, and so earu luy own liv
ing. while yi u—”
“Wl.ilo I am a l.izy good-for-nothing,
living upon money which I did not earu.
Now, my ttut'-pokeu [»iil, siy to me al
onco. I love you Harold.’ That will
make me bappy. Never mind the
‘•I love you, Harold,” she said sim
•‘Aud I give myself to you. to bo your
honored wile,” he added, to a serious
“And I give myself to you, to be your
honored wile,” sno said, repeating tbo
word quite as seiiously.
‘•Now I am satisfied, and you are my
own darling, are you iiot?"
“Well, I deL-Ure! is this a rehearsal,
or is it real eatnesl?" eri>Hl a mocking
Y III may go
It WAS Julie, rdturucd from tho
The lover., wholly engrossed with
tberoselves, bud token no note of time—
indeed, lovers never have a calendar—
and thus they had quite furgotteu the
ILiroUl, noticing the sharp ring in
her voice aud the deep frown that
acU'-mpiinied her wurdt, hastened to
‘•D lusin Julie,” said be, plensonlly,
I’vo coaxed my little ,Mullia to share
uiy heart, name and estate, and now
sbe baa only lu name our wedding
C iiisin Julio concealed her chngrln.
Daring the short walk to thu house
she asked herself repeatedly :
Is it loo late. Is il too late to re
It was too late. For that very hour
there cania un indignant answer la her
heartlc iS letter, deuounclng her conduct
ill u imeasured terms.
•• I’o think that our plain Mary, with
not a bit of stylo abimt ber, should
have won ihe handsome millionaire;
a n'an among a thousand, too,” she
Slid, angrily, and wept with vixa-
The halcyon days af courtship passed
quickly. Haruld’a lovo iutonsifi.'d as
ihc lamiliarity of their every day liCt! at
the villa more lully developed Mark’s
l.ivcly di>p ivilion.
H(! loui d, too. Ihat bi’uealh an uiide-
moi,si.rali>e manner lay exquisite sym
pathy, cjuiiideralle Intallect and sound
All bright days oiuit coroe to an end.
Harold ran the yatch back to Newport
at last, but uncle Sam waa tho gainer,
for a voluminous correspoadonce was
kept up, and in this way they consoled
one another lu absouce.
Kvrrything ran gmoolhly with the
lovers, and tho wedding day was defi
nitely settled upon.
O.io evening when Oousin Henry re
turned from the city, ho cxclaimed, in
••IlarolJ Strong has lost everything,
real smash-up. Foolish speculations
Jiilie looked cxul'ant.
‘ iN )w don't be an idiot," she Raid.
“If you have taught ono millionnire so
eaVily you may possibly catch anoihev
Try ut least,” and there was a touch of
sarcasm in her voice and a wicked
gleam ia ber eyes us she left the
That rii^ht. in the solitude of her
room, .Mary c >minuned with ber own
hra t. Shu hud no w sh to cct impul
sively ; s'lo desired to follow tho dic
tates of a li ne, pure womanhood.
What would her futura be?
Sue was called to decide ihe very
next day, mid tears splsshed from her
eyes upon tin? paper as she read the
•When I heard that I had lost every
I'lini;, I said, Havij I .Mail's lovo stil in
my keeiiiu,;? If 1 have, t defy late:
let it do it') »orst” 'I'hen I remein-
bere.l that I rw.-'d a duty to you.
‘ 1 1 ivo you, dear .'1 irry, beyond the
p iwor 111 ’.void i 11 .'ijiress J jet rather
than cause you future iMlmpiiinci', 1
will relei'S* yu fr.)m yonr engageinnol.
it 13 much w,ser to look at iMuns
sqourely and dispassionately now, than
to 0 iduro lifelong regrets.
“If you leel that poverty is too great
a t evil to luce, even with my love for a
s'.deld and protecli ir, say so fia kly,
and I will immediately onswer, even if
it breaks my heart, •Mary, you are free,’
Hut if you love mo wril enoogh to
brave it iu niy company, I will say j y-
fully, •even so u itd deaik di UJ part.'
Wiile, for suspense is torture to
“ilAttJi.D Sriiosii ”
Tho m ill re.iiaiiicd the saiue, hut
those n;idions were gone. What a te^t
for a lo.ing woman !
II ,w Would Miry stand it? What
was her urswor?
With the woildly-wiso .I.ilio and her
ambiti lusaiint ba.side he—rtakiiig counsel
of her own heart ulono—she wrote the
"Di-ar Harold: Do not think so
meanly of uie as to suppose that bi •
cat.sj you lire uafortunnte, I can desert
you ill your trouble. Y.u were willing
that I—u poor giil—should isharo your
wealth. O.ight I not to bo os willing lo
share your poveitv 7 C une to me at
once, Harold. Y lU need sympathy,
aud who so willing to give it, aud thus
as'ure you of tho stability of her love,
as your own “Mauy.”
Oi’course Harold went direct to the
villa. His ctep was clastic, his dark
eyes glistene'^, he was handso ner than
over, »■ d did not look in tbo least like
u ruii.en man.
Thero were no reproaches in store
for him for having doubted her disin
terestedness. No; Miry loved him too
dearly to express anything but the
It was her «isb to be married in
siuiplo style, in keeping with Ihcir
alfred circu.'nstancea, aiid s-', in her
aunt's parlor, attired i i a plain travel
ing costume, tho dear girl gave herself
tiAlarold “fur richer or for poorer,”
Then they started for their new bomii
iiiUiston. Harold ossured her that it
was a cosy little bandbox, and that she
would be its greatest ornament when the
carriage stopped in a fashionablo street
and she was ushered into au elegant
Mary removed her wrappings at her
iiusbuiui’s request, and looked around
in a tipwilderi'd way.
•■Whoii will we go tn our owa home? '
s'.u' 1 fj'iircd.
The young husband claaped her
fondly to bit heart.
“ThU h our bome, my darling. My
losica lire not as great aa I flrit aup-
poied. In fncl, I am richer than tTer,
for thoae ‘apcculaiiona’ have proved to
mu that thero is at leaat une dlalotar-
csted woman on thla planet, end that
one is niy own dear wil'o,”
.Mary never knew that Harold had
indulged iu wholusomu lalsubuoda, that
might test thu stulT that sbe woa made
of, and as they were the first and the
last that he ever told her wo may aup-
pose that “where ignorance il bliai ‘tia
folly to bo wiae.”
When JuHp, the faaclaallng coquette,
heard that Harold Strang hod tided tho
0 of trouble wbicli had awamped
Montrose, and hia devotion to hia wife,
she envied her m:>re fortunate couain,
and began to think that mere peraonal
chnr ns will uot uUaya wii-.
Now she is a faded old maid, sour
and irritoble, uhosu chief delight is lo
t>o:ist of h.^r conquests and tu descant
volubly upon man’s perfi Jy.
A YonnK liiiiij’s I.oiik Nwim.
A rocent fjake frjneva (W.s ) dispatch
to tho ('tiicago Tribuoo siys: Tie most
reoiarkablo event ofthe sravm oi-cured
on tbo I'ki! yrstprilay. Miss Maraie
Minirr, dmghter of Mr. and Mrs. II. ,S
Mi iier, and grand.iaughler of Judge
Aver, ol Harmrd, 111, a bright-eyed
bru etto o( sweet sixteei', performed tbo
unpnrall'led feat of swiniuiinj from Har
vard piirk across the lake to Camp 0 )1-
lie, 0 distaoce of nearly twj miles, iu
loss than half an hou', winning a wager
frooi her father, the ladies’ natatorial
chatnpiiusbip ofthe Halted State', and
numerous suuvonirs presented by ad
miring frieii4s. This naiad queen was
accompanied by a gentleman swimmer
and by boats containing the judges and
siiectat >rs Tlioro was n’> time limited
to the performance; Miss Miner did not
hurry, bot moveil through the water with
easy grace, taking a regulation stroke,
occusionuliy changing position for re
lief, now on onH sid”, now on the other;
then listlessly fi atiiig for reat; again
swimmiog with faco up, and arms folded
on her breast. Tho heroine of this ad-
vetitute was only slightly exhausted by
such nn exlruordinary foat of skill and
e:id ranco. Shu was clad ia an elegant
bathing costume, which allowed full and
freo movement to ber magnificently
rounded arms and physique. .Miss
Miiiier has been somewhat celebrated
nriiund tho lake during the summer for
her skill in aquatic spurts, and she was
determined to clnso tho season with a
grat.d I'lfort which would eclipse all her
companions, and sbe has thus met with
.. — -
OAuii.1 iluoa’M IMiiake.
The Cincinnati Commercial ia now
tho cminir/a principal reservoir of
sniilii! stories. A ro'.ent isS'to contains
a doxeu or more, among which there is
ono of peculiar nii'rit The narrator
tells how hu WHS co^r.oed iu blasting
with gic'-.iowdar souio l-ir-;n aud tough
I ijs 1' im one of tho logs thus spirit
opioi Cl A.rlcnl an enormous serpent
wliiii'i was eisily killed. Thn man who
tolls till* St iry continues fro n this poiot
as follows: “Oo streUhiug it out 1
found il t) be thirty onj feet two inches
in long’.h, and ihn thickest part of its
bo ly nieasorcd twonty-uiua iuohes in
(.itcu'iiferiince. It was a dilTerent
species of serpe nt from aiiy I bad ever
sifc i bi'foro. Its tail was ar ncd with a
sharp-poi lied and curved horn; its body
was variegated with alt.iriiate Inwu and
dirly vi-llow 8trip>s, and on close exam
inalioii I ili-covureu that it had been
totally bli.id. Its eyes iieomod to have
turned into a n 11 •ctioiiless, hard b inc-
like substance. Tills explained its un
do:ided. hesitating movemuuls whao it
first caiurt fro.n the log. A stranca
cruase appourc 1 about tlie neck, .t
back of the htal, which I found to tje
caui^ed by a stout thoog of leather,
about wh oil tlie iljsh of iho tierpcnl 1 ad
grown U' til it was sunk almost nut of
view. Oil liiig the lb mg aud removing
it, I found uUaehed to its undrr side a
copper phite which hud lieeu heretofore
hidden by thn body of the snaki*, and
on one side of vihicli was scratched.
‘U. 15 lune, April 15,1772' I split the
l.ig iu two, u;id near the lower ond of
the hollow I found where thero had once
buen an oieuing, but long years ago it
bad biseo closed up with a plug nude of
oak wood, about und over which the
maple bud grown until it was almost
concealed, Tho dead appearance of
the small poiii ,ii visible of the oak plug
was all that called iny attention tu its
BXistence. Mf theory of tho matter is
this: Daniel U lone, many years ogo,
probably on Ihu dale recorded upon this
piece of copper, caught tha snake, then
young, and imprisoned it within thi
hollow of the iree bf means of the plug,
wheru his snakeship hud rcuiained until
the day I delivered him tu the free air
aud sunlight again."
“Are these good fi,b, boy?” (aid an
individual to a boy at a fidi stand.
“Yes, sir,” quickly replied the boy,
luoning up to tho customer with a de
termination 10 make a sale at any price
“ilow do you know?” questiuned the
old man. sharply, looking the little fel
low straight in the eye, deiermined to
get the truth from him.
“'Cause, they were caught on Sun
day,” exclaimed the yuutb, as Ihe
sh ickod customer mudc f lur laps to ibe
aiilc down the street.
Mr. Edgar S. Werner rocently read
before the Albany lustituto a paper ou
this subject, Mr. Wirner blmaelf w&a,
at one tiine, slUicted with this terrible
disease, and he says that parents al
most invariably treat a stutturing child
with much auvorlty, und thus by fright-
euiug him increase his milady, or spoil
him utterly by too much leiiieocy.
Tho proper way in which tu treat such
children ia tbus described: In nothing
ia the adage, “An oMnce of prevfotlnp
ia worth a pound of cure,” wore ap
plicable thaa in stutieriag, ladeed, in
this instance, an ounce of tb« one ia
more cITeclive than a buudredweight of
the others. Children wi'.h stuttering
tendencies shnalJ be especially woll
nourished; they should take a groat
deal of physical and nut door exorcioe ;
care should bo taken ihst their lungs
are fully developed und that their oervea
are not irritated. Ijate hours and
highly seasoned food, and everything
to ding to derange, weaken or unduly
czcite, mentally or plivsicully, should
be avoided. The cliiUrun sliould not
bj allowed t > talk too rapidly or when
out of breath- If he has tr.iublo with a
word hu shouhi bu asktid to repeat the
whole seuloiicu and r.nt merely the
olTonding word. Oftentimes a serious
mistake is made here. The child is
diillad upon hig most dillicult wurdr,
and he comes to fear them, and, a* a
result, his ability ti articulate them is
coiitinu.kUy lis eucd. Uis should not
be permitted lo associatu with another
stuttering child; indeed, no child
should. luveterato stuttering may be
caused by mimicking others. Through
out, tho child sliuuld be subjected to
kiud but firm treatment.
Thu conilition which frlenilahlp de-
mivuds i« ability to d > without it. Tu be
cupalile ol tiui bi)'h (ililee tiquires gieat
anil sublime p'lits. There must bu very
two before there CRU bo very one.—Kmer-
When a person is no liuigcr hia own
fiienil, be goes tn his liinther who ia so;
this one talks gently with him and ia able
t« uive him lile again —Jean Puul.
Every insn has need of a fuithlul friend
and u bitter cnimy—the one to advise, the
other to show hiiu his faults.—8«cratea.
llo that bath many friends hath nouo.—
The loss of a fricud is like Ihat of a limb
Time may heal iliu anguisli ol the wound,
but the loasciiunot he rupairud,—iiouthuy.
Friendship is often oulgro'vn, and his
foruicr child's elothrs will uo more fit a
man than some of his former friendships.
—Friends in Couueil.
When min and women play «t frienda
ship, they piny with tHlgid too)?; noB ol
the two ia surely hurt, and I ihiuk il is al
ways the woinsn.—loo ii!.
Lay this into your broasl: Old friends,
like old words, still ate trusted beat.—
Ilow sweet the task to s'lield an absent
Something of the bcnrt should go wilh
»I1 comtcsy that beape ks Inendship.
The hand of Dju(>lus is Ins own.—liulwer.
FrieaJship is loye without Us wiDgs. —
Let Iriondship creep mnitly to its heigh ;
if it rush to it, il may siuu tuu itsell out ul
Prionilsliip is a pleasant elixir; l.ive is an
Fiicudship is like lovr—all the stronger
lur scparatiun. — Andertoii.
Friends are discovered rather than made
Tliere are people wlii> are iu their owu na
turu Irienils, only they don’t know each
>ohet; nut cei'taiii th.u.n, like |i ittry, mu
uic iinil pululini'S, are liki! ihu Fieeui isou'o
rigu, they reVL'sl that initiated tu cnch
Feinilu ritndship ia tn man th" bnl-
w,irk. sweutiiess and orniimotit of hU cxis-
iiuce. — lnco«.
The sinqu arity of our friends is like
lemon and leuiou-pnel, a huI) acid «nd
liiiut bittuineus whicn give zust to the
draught ul lile. It is thu pluasaut sour ol
l.uit. which whets and kuups au appetite.
Even Iho whims and oaduie.3 of worthy
men attract anil tittnch us to Ihom.--Incog
THE ROANOKE NBWS
ADVBRTlSinO KATM. *
WKLDON. N. C.i
Joua n. rooTB, "-rprtat
BICIIABDSOH COTTOa PLOW
MAMSrAOTUaBB 'JV, AMD OnrMUL AOI
iVLL KINDS OF
STEAM EiNQINQS AMO GOTTON
Also Agent for the Ohio ago Soata
Bver.vthInK In thla line from a IM TOM
Kallruad SosIh to the 8MALLK8T TBA
Scale furnished at SurprlalOK LOW Fiat-
ure^. A Platform HAY iw STOCK ikiJe
of FOUK TUNS oapaoity for MO.M mtd
All kinda of
llorsis aro bred iu great numbers at
tho differ int hac audit) in ptovinrrs. some
ol the laiger estates bnviiig eiahly or i
hundred IheUiand oattlo «ud Qlleen n;
twcity thousand mulci and horses. Th
pa»turage is crieii ull tlie year rouuii, and
tbs animals riceive oo other food. They
multiply HS the birds do, iin I with as little
proUt to their owmr,i. Ouiunilly sptakiug,
thpy run wild until wunied, wlieu thny are
e.a'i'jht wittl n I vaso. hointwinke.l snd im-
mtdi'itely mounted. F,ir the first Ulteen
twenty minutua they (Xert their whole
.4tren«tli to thro* their rider, but, fiuding
their iff rls uuavailina. patiently submit,
and utnerally Hivo but Utile trouble after
ward. Owing to their immense numbers,
hor.es are sold very choiip, the average
price for an unbroken held being eight or
ten dollars a heui). with but little demand
at tlmt. It Bometimes occurs that the
uovernmeut purcbj^ea a lew hundred for
iho iirmy. but, Rehurally speaking, there
ire few occasiong when they can ho sold
Mexican horses, as a rule, aro not hand.
some, and are .eldom more than lourtoeu
hands hiuh ; still they have nolhins! of the
P'.'culiar build ol tho pony about them.
Fed entirely upno graaa, thcv yet euduie
urore latigue and are capable ol main
tainini! a rapid gait for a louacr limo than
tho grain-fed liorscs of other Isnde. In
he towns and cities they receive lb
somtii'st of care and the mesgerest allow-
anie of lo.id. Tied up tho whole day In
the slifl ng courtyards, they stand patient
ly awaiting their eveinc meal Friqum'-
ly they are turned loosu touether wbeu il
r quires the use of a lasso lo catch them,
So lamiliar with this ioslcument do they
beeouie, that the moment tho animal feels
the ropi) shout its neck it stands stock
htill, when wiihout it would not Bufler it
self to be euddltid cr hridlud.
IRON AND Q&.\BS OASTlMQUi
Furnished at SHORT NOTIOfl'
Petetuburg or Norfolk PRIOHS.
I am prepared to do AMY KIXD et
Kepair Work for
As I have an Bxoelleal MAaaiNUBKaBd
I keep nanatantly'nn hand of
Manafaoture a OOOD OFFICB
COAL AND WOOD STOVB.
Alaoa good aaeMrtaieBi •( BOUiOW
LUMBBRfnrnlt!. *d tQany(imiiU|*
a tbe LUWBiT Market 9Mee. ' '*
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