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The Roanoke news. (Weldon, N.C.) 1867-1989, October 16, 1879, Image 1

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the ftOANOKE NEWS. A DBMOORATIO WIBKLTNEWSPAPSB, PUMiUBBD BT * W.W. BALI.. OMTwr.lB«dnno«. {sufsasis" •• ^tmsssm^se^ 7fi cti. PROPIMIONAL cards. ATTOBRBV AT LAW. BAUTAZ, n. 0. OflM (■ tiw Ooart Hame. fltrlot ittentlsn Mtm to *11 bnnohM of the profeailon. T«n n Ir DWA^D T. ULARK, attobubt at law. HALIFAX, W. O. pi T. BRANCa, ATTOBRBY AT LAW. KHnELD, N. G. • priictieM In th« ounntlnii of nallfftx, Na»h ■dfNtootntveand WlUua. OollactLoud nimlo in at parU of thfl flute. Jmi U tf ^~w.uxhi, ~ “ ATTOBSBV AT LAW, WKLDON, N. O. BpMlkl •ttentlon to oollootlona and KinlttMiaai promptly made, lay Itf. UHn M. mUMX. JOUK A. MOOHI. I^ULLIN A MOOBB, ATTOBNETS AT LAW. HAUFAXK.O. PraetiM In the orantleaot Halifax, Northaini)- Ion. BMWomtM, Pitt and Martin—In th« Nu- arene Aoart ot the 8Mte and In the Federal Oonrtaot tiM BaaternOlatrlot. Colleetlnnn iniulo In any pan of the State. Jan 1 ly ■ B8 M. O'HABA, ATTOBSBT AT LAW. BNFIBLS, tt. 0. Uoln- Fiaetteet In the oonrta of Halifax and w Inc eoontlei, and In the Sarraoio and Fvaorai eonrti. ^Iteetlona made In any part of the State. Will attend at the eonrt honiie In Halifax on Hondv *nd Friday of eaeh «eok. Jaii mf BBBT O. BOBTOH J B. ATTOBMBY AT LAW. HALIFAX N.O. 'Fnetlew In the oonrta of Halifax, and adjoin ing eonntlet. In the Bnpreme conrt of th ‘Mate, and In the Federal wurta. Will irlve nieelal attention te the collection 'Ofclalma, and to adJnatlBft tJie acconnts of ex- ' toMora, admlnlatratora and gaardlans. dec 18tf lULTIN L. HTM AN, ATTOBNET AT LAW. HAUFAZ, S. C. '4nKeeuntle8, and lu the Saprcmo and l'ui«ral conMa. Clalma oollcct.od In all parta of Norlh XJar^na. Ofllco in the Ck>art Hoase. July Iff f|«aOMA8 H. HILL, AUora«7 •( Law, X4LIFAX, V. O. 'Practloea In Halifax and adjoining conntlot '*nd Federal and Bnpreme ooarla. , , 'WIU IM at Bootland Neok, onee every fort- miiht. augMlf rOS. B. BAfftSBLOR. ATTOBBIBTAT LAW, RALBiaH, N. 0. . Praetleei In the courts of the dth Judicial Slatrlot and In the Federal and Sapteme Courts >B^ay U U. T. W. M A « O X ATTBBBEY AT LAW, eARTaBUBO, K. c. ^Praetleof Id the oonrta of Northampton and '•.dlolnlBg oonntlea, alao In the Federal and Hu- premaeonrta. June 8tf. artttV.-'' *'■ ' ■ loDUOOFFlli. jk SOLLIOOVFBB. ATTBBBBTB AT LAW, WBLSOH, N. O. FiMtloe In the oonrta of Halifax and adjolnlpff eonnUet. and In the Supremo and Federal conrta. Clalia* eoUeeted In any part of North Carolltia. Onaof utt arm will always he found In the oBea. June 86 ly VOL. VIII. WBLDON, N. O., THURSDAY, QOTOHER 16, 1879. NO. 33. JiMt H« Love. Mret Bia whan tha son ia aloklDg Slowly In Iba diatant weat, Heat me when th* bird ia haaltng Tn the abelter of tUe west ; I hav« worda of love to whiaper In Ibe uar thst’a ever true, 1 bavn word* of love to wblaper Snfl aa faHlng ol tlie dew. Meet me love and we will wandor Thro’ tbo walka mo haply known. Meet me, love, and I will claap thee To my br«Mt, my Irnt, my owaj Rlohea of th* earth, they vanlab, Fame, wUb all hla pomp, la duad; Wbnn 1 olaxp thy ttOftera fondly, When I kin* thy Up* of red. D R. B. t. UUSTSK, BVBOBOHBENTIBT. Vm b* (bao4 •( bis offlo* la Eofiald. „ ViraHUroM Oxide Oas r*r th* Paln- ««M Bxtraotlag of Teeth al waya on baud, J«B* S3 tt. XBBBVr J. BDBTON, ATTOBXBT AT LAW, WSLDOH, X, O. >n the oonrta of Halifax, Warren and is?™*®* oonntlea and In the Sttpreme and Ked- iH* jonru. Clalma oollected In any pajJ of N«itb Ottollna. June mt ^ B.81UTH, JR. ATTOBXBT AT LAW, *®on.A»D XaoK, Halifax OooNTr X. O In the oonnty of Halifax and adlein- «Dd.la the Supieme coa-'t. of the •••W. MnlSJ LOVfe>« >UWUCHT. I with I wera dmd" whhptred Edltb Ljod, u *b« itrugilcd to ktcp b*eU b*r Mihi. *-Wbtt faata I to lira lor?" Her lipi q«|T«red ptiafully. Sh« h«d known so mtitb Kirruw ia litr yonng life. The firit memory of her child hood wai an old I'athiooed room, wilh h bay window oferlotikinj( a atately luwu. In thif embraiure aha had spout years. The piano was there, and Tor years each d^y sho had sat fingering the koyt, un til at IS'.t music becanie her friend and companion, dearly losed and cheriahed. 8h« bad a distioct memory ul her fallier—a pale, thin man, dying slowly, but surely, of consumptiou. Her mother toi*, was ever present to her re- membrnnca—a proud, lierco woman, jealous eten of her only cbiM. The nial love of her mother for her hus- bard left no room in her boart for Udlth. That joaloas dead watch wore her out. Id this terrible wrestio with the grioi foe she was beaten, and six month’s af ter I'idiih’s father was in his grave, her mother fullowed him. And then it became knowa that Mr. Lynd had lived tar beyond his incomo for years before his death. Ills CrMitors' ra^ed and s^>rmed. What they could do they did, ('very tl'7 morsel if property they took from bis child Frightened and wretched, Kdith turned to the only friend she had in the world. This was her father’s old companioD. Mr. Carruthcrs. M.moy there was none. Her mother had exhausted every re source arter her father’s death. Thanks to Mr. Oarruthers, Kdith ob tained a situation iu the family of Lndy Llodsay, a poor but exceedingly proud Scotch lady with a large family of good- looking daughters. Ill ber new home she might have lived euntentcdly, if not happily, but for ber great beauty. L'ldy Lindsay tried hard to keep her in the background, and her elfirts wore seconJcd hy her daughters; but it was not to ba dune. One more season had run it course, and the hope of the house had failed to fulfill the expectations of her scheming worldly wise mother. A score of suitors bad dangled about ber the whole seasou lung. During the hot summer nights, peer and baronet bad atttoded Constance LindMy; but neither one nor the otiior had committed himself to an i.pcn avowal. Proud—some evil fo'cne bad de clared il'-tempered—was Gooita ice Lin • say. For ber, money liad i o charuis, position no influence. She jearned for love, pure and simple. Of all those she had met, only one had reached hor ideal. This was Sir George Holmes, lie had been the lion of the season, for he hai proved himself to be a brave and daring man. Tall, dark, full-bearded, with deep grey eyes, a stalwart, hatiflsome framr, a restless wearied manner; sucb was Sir Qeorge Holmes. Oootitance Lindsay had snubbed him unmercifully the whole season through. S'ill he bad clung to her, and his gentle respect had touched bis heart. He was to com* down for the shoot ing season, and Goustance looked for ward to the first day of Seplember with a passionate.longing.. I As the time grew nearer and 'nearei* she grew more and more peevish and irritable. Of all the household, Edith fe!t it |b* snost' It was too bot to walk or ride, and so music was the sole oecupation of Con stance : and it was during one of her exercises thst she spoke very harshly to Edith. 1! iilh resented that, and a high quarrel between the two girh was tbo result. Edith bad the best of it for Con- stance had abused her posiiion, and felt ashanelof herself. Hut t'lis W»s unknown to Efllh, who could b'lt w.inder why such thiogs should hand sob ont her broken sen tences jn the solitude of her cham ber. And this was why E lilh Lynd cried out in anguish of spirit that she “wished she were dead.” The first of September arrived. In a country bouse it is a great day of the year. f Sir Qeorge Hi»loc8 felt this in no or dinary degree. H® loved the country. Fur him the woodland and lawn had cx- tranrdiuary attraction*. He Stood on the lawn this bright Sep. tember morning, looking o»er the broad teesdons. Suddenly the bushes were divid^, and a huge mastiff spradg through wiib a joyous nark. ' Dovfn Csesar—down! Where are yoor mannets, you bad fellow?’ cried a silvery young voice. “Ojae to »• this jiustaot, air I” Tb« noble heand croncbed down, wagged bii tail, and looked back with a penitent glance iu bla great brown eyes. Sir George followed tba glanee. A dark, beautiful girl atood before him. Hor lap was fall of autamn berries and flowers, sonie of wbicb she dropped as she started back in aarprlse. Sir George took off bis bat and bowed. '*I am sorry to have startled yoa,” he said. “Permit me.’* H«*stooped and picked up the flowers, balding cue little branch of red berries in bis hand. "I presume you are • gaeit of Sir James Liadsay,” he said, “thoagb I bate not beau introduced to you? Will you permit me to introduce myself? My name Is Geoiy* Holmes,” And mine Edith Lynd. I am not a guest. I am a governess to Sir Jaeiek’s daughters.” I am charmed tn know you, Miss Lynd," said Sir George, siuiling. “Ah, there is the breakfast bell. Will Cfciar allow me to be your escort, think you?" “Think you; but I would rather re turn alone. I do not breakfast with the family when—when there is company,'' faltered Edith, in a half laughing, half enibirrasiicd fashion. “Hark I They are calling you Sir Odorge. I should never forgive myself if I detained you a moment lunger.’’ ■ Nor me, I suppose?” be queitioned, hiaghingly. “1 don’t know,” she answered, in a more serious tone of voice, and like a vision, she glided from bis sight. He sighed as he retraced bis steps and regained the lawn. C imposed as he habitually was, be started as he left tiie woodia id. lijforc him stodd Constance Lindsay. Her cheeks were white, ber lipa trem- bliiig. “Como. Sir George,” she cried, al most hystcric:illy. “We feared we had lost ynu. Will you come to the bouse? Have you been telling the birds the fato in store (or them?” “No,” he said; “I have been admir ing a noble hound and ” Talking to Miss Lvnd, our governess. She ia very beautiful, people say.” “Yes?” said the Baronet, iuquiring- >y- “Oh, yes. To foreign tastr, now, she would be simply superb ” “There I disagree with you, Miss Lindsay, I have traveled too long and too fur in foreign lands to lose my psedilections. Tnis may sound para doxical, but, to appreciate our owu dear land, we should ieafe it.” He felt her hand tremble on his arm. “Yon do not propose leaving it again, I hope?” she said. Hs shook his head. “I do not know,” be ansivered. "Per haps yes, perhaps no.” liy this time they had reached the long glass doors of the dining-room, and a second and louder shout wel comed Sir George to the morning meal. All the loog day Edith wandered round the bouse and through the ndj.t- cent plantations. Now musie was in her ears, new thrills in his heart. The voice of tho grave looking traveler was ever present with her. Sae had never met with one so noble and gentle in all her life before. His words had a ^ange meaniag in them, a wonderful lascination. Sho forgot, for a few dreaming hours, her position as a menial of the house hold. But dream and reverie alike were soon to end. Just before the dressing-bell rang. Lady Lindsay knocked at her door. EJith opened it ail wonderingly. Her ladyship sailed * into the room, and seated herself in the best cbair. One look at her stern, haughty countenauca prepared Kdith for the scene to cone. Lady Lindiay held a bank note loosely and negligently in her band. With this she fanned herself in a languid fasbiao. When she condescended to speak it was in a harsb. grating voice. "Misa Lynd,” she said, “I bav« re solved to make an alteration in my household. And as it coocerna you as well as others, I think it my duty to ap prise you of It as soon as possible.” Edith bowed. “My daughters are now too far ad vanced to need lustroclion except by the very best masters, and therefore I shall nut require your services after this nftek. Let me see—this is Monday; if you could maka it convenient, I should like you to leave here on Saturday next.” and she handed her the note. Very well, Lidy Lindsay,” said Edith, with a swelling heart. “I shall he vary glad to recommend yon, of course,” quoth her ladyship, rising; "and I sincerely hope you will do us well ns most young persons who leave my astatilishment.” With this, she swept from the apart ment « * * * ■ But Edith was not destined to become a guvcrnets again. Si^rvauts wilt talk among themselves, and tbiis the secret leaked out. Tha servants I'.ked and respected the orphan girl. Her white face and Qrmly-set lips at tracted their sympathy. Tbe news spread through the household. Tim Donovan, Sir Qeorge Holmes’ at' tendant, was full of it, and chatted of it morning, noon and night. He had accompanied S r 3enrge ait through bis travels, acd was a great favorite of tba Barooet. So, with aany embeUisbaeots, b« told the atory of Rdlth, as be gathered it from tbo a«r- vants of Sir Jaeses Lindsay, and Sir George was touched to the heart. Moreover Constaace bad grown capri cious and haughty, and so, like a mod ern St. reorge, the Bjronet went to tbe distreued damsel’s assistaoce. At the poor governess's fet he knelt and told bis love, and Edith became Lady Hnlmea t and year* after, when a cruel war raged between two groat na tions, Edith’i name was known and bou- orad far and wide. Wounded mua never ceased to apeak wall of bar loog after they bad reached tbe dear old land of tbeir birtb. Vete- raui spoke of ber as a “guardian angel.” ■'•Kb KBd Bread sind Untter. A forlorn, seedy looking individual with a high forehead and sloiichuj hat. stepped up to a ministerial pcrsimagc ycstflrday, on Uuutt Avenue, and snid,— “.My friend, are you i» Ohristian.” The ministerial pcrsonago replied that he was, and had tor some time been trying to spread the gospel among men. "My dear biother,” said the tramp, “so am I. For many years I have been trying to live the life of a consist ent Christian, But of lato years adver sity has coma upon me, and I have laid my wife and children away in tho graveyard. N"W I am left alone in the world, a poor tone wanderer, without friends and without home. But I have not yet lost my hope in the gospel, although my feet arc fast slipping. I know that a man cannot live by bread alone, but still a little of that nourish- mont thrown in onee in a while, has a very salubrious effect. F ir four days 1 have been living on faith, and I find that it does not agree with my con stitution. It don't fill up, so to spenk. It does very well as' a cbsoge, but as a steady diet it is hardly a success. Wbat I need now is a little of the staff of life to kind u’ balance tbe thing you know. I dob’t mean to depreciate faith In the least. In fact, I think it a very good thing. But, you see, there is a natural craving in every human stomach fur something more substantial. That's my fix now. That’s the kind of stomach mine is. I feel that a goud assistance to faith in the present instance. Lnok at these hollow eyes of mine. Gaza upon these sunken cheeks. Oast your eagle eyes over this wasted frame of mine, and auswer me if you do not think I am not a pretty fair witness to the fact that man cannot subsist for four consecutive days on faith alone, and maintain his physical corporosily and good touk^. I was ooce beautiful, ns the saying goes. Once I was a strong, hearty man, but now 1 am nothing but a shadow of my former self, ai.d all because of tho small nourishmont afforded by tbe steady diet of faith. Now, if you have a dollar lying about loosely in the recesses of your panta- loou’s pocket, you can have an oppor- tunitv to bestow it upon a charita')le object, which object is myself. I feel thiit if I had a square meal again I could oixe more stand on a firm foundation and renew my hope in the power of Christianity. But without something to fill this terrible vacuum in me, I ftiar that I ihait backslide. In fact, I know I shall. I feel it in my bonea. So my dear brother, lend me fifty cents and save a felh>w Christian from falling Into the bands of tbe tempter.” The ministerial personage could not resist this touchi-ig appeal. He lent him the money, and in less than half an hour the object of his charity was Iny- g out along a rail feneo on Walnut Street, and muttering,— 'I wonder (hie) who I'll strike next?” Tbo Douth oi t'hildrcii—A lloailtl- ilul Jb^usterii AKegory. [From an obituary iu tho Religious Herald by Kev. l)r. T. T. lOaloii.J When I stand by the grave of a little child I can see clearly the beauty in that fable of Adam’s life when he bad been drivan from paradise aad> iWiaa Aaralug his bread in tbe sweat of his face. Raphael and Isreal, the two angels who were stationed a* sentinels at the gate uf the empty Edea, talked to etch other much uf Adam and Eve, and watched with pitying eyes their tuil and siill'ering. The punishment seemed terrible to tbe compaDsiobote angels, as they saw our first parents at their un wonted toil among . tho thorns and briers, and then looked back upon the quiet loveliness uf the tost paradise. And many an hour did the angels spend in prayer to Allah that he wouUi sweeten the coil of the man and the sorrows of tbe woman. The doy came when ber first-born son lay in tho arms of the hap{»y Eve, and Adam watched the babe with gla.isomo eyes. Allah bad answered tbe prayer of His compassionate angels. Now, for the first time since the fiery sword was set at the gate of Eden, Eve sang as sho went about ber work, and Adam' labored .with brisk cheerfulness, and hurried home joyfully at sunset to gazt; npon tho budding beauties of bis babe, Tbe child grew in lufelinesa; day by day bis fond parents, and the aitgels scarcely less fond, saw him develop new traiu of interest to their observing eyes. He was so bright and beaut'ful-—a reve lation of an eotirely new creati»n—the best of all tbe creatares Allah bad made. Ou the day when be took bis first steps, crowing ia baby glee, while be tottered from bis Aotber's to bis fjithei’s outstretched bands, E«c said softly I “Paradise bad no Joy equal to this,” aod Adass answered reverently, “Ilnw merciful is God.” H^But there came a day when Raphael and Israel wer* recalled from tbeir posl- ton as sobtioels, leaving only the fiery sword te guard tbe lost Kdea. Bat instead of mouatiog in Joy to their places among their fellow-aogels, they went with reluctant flight, looking back limgiogly to earth and listening to the prattle ol tbe child staoding by bis mother’s knee. Their fellow-angels ssw a shadow over tbe brightness of their beauty, and noticed that often they stood with silent harps, as if Ustealag to catch a far off sound. Till at last Allah asked Raphael what bad broaght a dimness over his radlence, kca the angel answered—“Why is earth given a joy that is unknnwn to heaven? Grant, mast merciful One, that children may come to gladden our lives by their huniity and iovliness. Adam in liis sin is more blos ed than wo in our holinesi." .\nd Allah nniwered: “It is not meant that falteu man should bo happier than holy spirits. Id a few years that child they lave so dearly may wring the heaits of thns*) parents in untold anguish, for sill is stamped upon bis nature, innocent nnd pure though he seem. But heaven shall have all thu beauty and joy uf the children without the after strain. Yiiu may gn among the sons of men and gather the brightest and fairest nf their little ones, ere their souls are btackenHd by sin, and bring them here to increase the happiness uf heaven.” Eversince that day tho angels have availed themseives nf Aitali'a permis- f.ioii. They como to earth aitd take from us our brightest and lairest children, in their young innocence, and bear them away to gl.iddon heaven itself. And no longer Is there a shadow over tbe radience of Raphael and Israel as they listen to the fresh young voices, and watch the children taken away in their purity. Such is the fable, and thus it explains why so many'children are taken in tbeir infancy from the loving arms of parents —and to the aching hearts which are left mourning for their dear oneK, comes tho assuraoca which comforted tbe sor rowing king—“I. shall go to him, but he shall nut return to me.” Anecdote ol n Celebrated Doetor. The renowned Dr. Abernethy waa a man nf sh»rp wit and biting tongue, but was SDmetimes brought up with a sharp turn. Ou one occasion the doctor was forced to uwn that he bad tbe worst of it. The story runs thus: Ho was sent for one day in great baste by an inn keeper, whose wife bad in quarrel scratched his face wilh her nails to such an extent that the pour man was bleed ing and much disfigured. Abernethy thought this ua opportuoiiy not to be lust for admonishing the oiTeuder, aod Btid, “Madam, are you not ashamed of yourseir to treat your husband thus— tbo husband who is the bead of all— your head, in facti” “Well, doctor,” fiercely returned tbe virago, “and may I not scratch my own bond ?” A gnnileroan once asked Abernethy if lie thi)u3ht the moderate use of snuff wou'd "injure the brain.” “No. sir,” was the doctor’s prompt reply ; “for no man wilh a single ounce of brains would ever think of taking snull.” Kind WordM. Rindall Mortun hos a fi'.ie (liaee near I’ilishuryh Mild tho boss cherry' trees of ibem leading from the g-ito tu the house. The trees are so planted that the inferior varieties are nearest the gate. We have a great many visitors in the summer time, and the first thing every fellow does when ho enters the Sato is to go for the first cherry tree and parlake of the fruit thereof; then h» natural y works his way to the next tree and samples tbo cherries; be finds the fruit better than tbe first tree; then be move* on to the next and discovers that the fruit of that is still better, and so he gMdually works up to the resideooe, eating from every tree on his way.” “What does be do then!” "Then,” said Mr. Morton, putting his foet up on the window sill ‘ bis com plexion turns to a sort of bluish white and be says: “ ‘For God’sJ sake have you any whishy in the bonse?” “If we have any whisky," eaid Mr. Morion, “wo give him S'lme; if we haven’t any we put a mustard plaster on him and encourage him by kind words.” The Faiiiily Tnble. A scnsihla cxchin^o rrmitrks that a t>r(iat deal of the eojoymvnt til a mc'il dependa upeo the appearance of ilie ta*)le. A clean smnothly ironed table cloth and napkins a'e ttie tirst rcqutaitea. II these urii carelul- ly loldud ufur eviry meul and laid in a box liept for Ihti purpose, they will took well for several days Whore there are siuttll children, a square white nil cloth boond with scarlet tiniid or simply pinked around and laid under tboir platet, will prevent muih Boilln> of the elnth. A lew bright pretty dishes add much to the appearance of the table. Now during tbo s immer a.pretty ornament may be secured lor every meal by morel v raunina into tbe yard or garden and gathoriuK a few buds and flowers sad sprays ol viri'en for a bou quet. This habit, if once commenced, will so Krow upon the taste that tbe spoons or napkins will ha'dly be more IndisDon- sHble. Ii is well to let the abil>iren fur- ois'i table bjuq'it.-ts Irjm tbeir owu flowvr bi.d>. THE DOABOKB WILOOM. N. e.» «MU A BoMMrns ■■Bmmw. Tbe'fallowiag ptetnre of niatemal pMy and dworlptioa ol a m*tb*r'* lndo*aee have n*T*r n**n surpasssd, "Margherila Pusterla earned bar lUtI* son, Vsninrino, .te kaeel before h*r. wbil* sho tauvht him th* Lord’* Prayer. A nothar teaehing her child to pray Ia at tha sam* tine th* most sublime and tsa- dar image one can piotnra to blassll. Tbea, tbe woman, raised abevs t*ms Irlal thing*, resembles these aagel* who, ear brother* and oar gnardian* la Ills, In* ■plre our virtu** and «orr*et onr vnleos. “Ia tbs aani e the ebild is ingraved, with tb* pertralt of hi* methsr, Ibe pray- *r which she tangbt bin—the levoeatlea of th* ‘Father wne ait ia llsavea.' Wh*a the **daotlens of th* world surreaod hiss, hs Sods the .power|te resist then In that little prayer taught him by Kat*rnai llpi. Thrown among men, he lueets irsud nnoer th* RUlM ot honesty, see* virtue deeelvsd. Kcocroaity mockud, hatred forinus and unniitis^ated, and frlvndihip lukewarm and stifiih—sUudderiuK, be is ready to nurse his fellow men. but he remembers his 'Father who is In [leaven.’ O les he, on tbo c. nlrary yield to tbe world, do the ssedd ol a miserable selfiihness—nf dark corruption, )(iirtninate In his soul; at tbe bottom of his he>rt rrsuonds a vutce—a voice severely tender, like that of his mother, whose iiiomory works in bis breast hko a living coasr.ieiiuu. Thai he traver ses life; then ou the bed ol death, absn« donod uf men, rurrounded only by the retinue ol hia works, he returns ai(ain, in ihon^ht, tn the days of his childhood—lo his mother, and dies lull nf a tranquil con- fldenne in the ‘Father who I* in lleaveo.’ “&lter hcuruig her son repeat this prayer, Margheiita uudreesid him hersell anJ put him In his little bed, covering him with kisHos, and saying, ‘Thou shalt ba virtuo> nsl’ And tbe little Venturlno slept in the arms ol angeta,” There is as maeh truth ■* beauty In this briel extract. The mysterinua iela- enc* ol a mother, the power ol bona me mories we have all lelt, aad we all know them. These memoriee are like guardian spirits, which lollow us ever on life’s highway. We cannot, probabiy, over-estimate tbe power which thtse memorie* may exerei** upon us, either to presarve from sin or to rescue ui when we bay* fallen. Whan a youth goes out from hi* bom* guarded by all those angels of love, be has the stroa- gest possible security which can b* giv*n te human virtue, fitill, he ia not ab*ol- utely sale. He may fall I Aiu I many do. Bat then a thousand angels from hie early home come lortb to his rescue. An incident occurred a few years since, which illustrate* this suhjcct witb great beauty and force. In one el tbe prison* nl one of our maritime cities, a man—a foreigner—was confloed, whose history, so lar as known, was a ricord *( tbs black est crimes. He became ill, and It waa soon apparent that a lew weeks would torminate his earthly career. Thera were tboso who pitied him, and would minis ter to his wants, temporal and spiitual: be repelled all advanres. Tic* bad so grown over bis heart, that lensibltity and affection seemed to be dead. He bated the world and Ood; and, witb demoniac sulleoess, awaited the awful ctisi* when ba should go lortb to meet the dreed ret> rihutions of Eternity. Mo etTort* could move him from that desperate state-no kindness could solten—no tenderness could bring to bis eye one answering glance. All was dead within him: hi* *eul wa* withered. Thos he bad lain for daya, when, one eveninit, )nsl as tbe laat ray *i sunlight was playing on the Iron bar* ol his prlsou window, a straie ol nnsic, which entered his eell Irom tbe street with* out, reached his ears. It waa a national air ol his native land, witb wbicb, when a child, bis mother used te charm him to aieep I Tbe angels of hia obildbood—the spirit of Lere, which had watched over bis cradle, wera bid in that aimpia strsla, and witb it stoia into bis heart. That moment waa be saved I Tb* prison ei hi* soul, bis affections, were laid low, and a divine hope cast its beams far down iota tiis heart, where, for long years, all bad I a n dark aod black. His bosom heaved wilh tumultuous emnlton : hi* lace wa* wut with those tears which angtis rejoice at. nnd ho cried, “My mother I” A few days after, worn out by disease, be died— and died a Obristain, A Disappointed CblMHiM. YHsterdav morning, says a recent issue tha ViO;lnia (Nev ) Enterprise, a Ohina- man came into Yuungworth’* chop boa** with a basket containing about half a bushel ot yellow-beltied, warty-backed toads, wbicb be oflered to dispoce of at six bits per di'Zen, calling them “flogs.” When told that they were net frogs, but toads, and* etaOt to sat, ’ the'' dblaamaa looked obhappy. 11* evld*n(ly thoaghi tie uaa bringing to town a lazary that would be anappid ap almost instantly at a big price. Said he: “Toad, toad—yoa ealie him toad I” “Certainly,” ' said Tnungworth, ‘'regular toad—no good." “What lor him no goodt Me thinkee yen foolee me. Him wulkee all same flog, him talkee nil the saoie flog, what for him toad I" and John looked aa u ho suspected the toad talk wua a job te get hi* “fl.iga” (or nothing. John was assured that his game was “no good," and he fiaally lurnid sadly sway, .yet he held on to hie l)asket ol 10048 and carried tb m off in the direction of Chinatown. It appeara that the poor fellow had lugged bis load ol toads—ail alive and kicking, too—all the way from the town of Sutro. bavi' g found tbem abjiit some puod dclfa tbat way. BICHABDa«a C*TMK l*MW A 8PB01AUTT. NAMWrAOTVaMI aw, AXB •■laBAk Amm ' li t Jai, : ALL KINDS or f ASMIMd Ilfr PLBMBNTS. STBAM BNanrn and oonov am. Alae Ageat for ibe Ohlsi^ Hny’e •OALBS. ETsrythlnalathlaUaeflreaaa MM fOS Rail road Seale to the SICALLBST THA fleale rurnlabad at 8urprlalnir LOW ftS’ area. A Platform HAY nr BTOOK IMa of FOUR TONa oapaoity foe freight* * All kind* of Bealtb Hiatw. For people witb eltln disease a carbolic iiatb should be used. J Alwrys take a bath in a warm mom and in tepid eater, nniess particnlarly robust. Bleeding of a wound in man or beut c n be stopped, it is by a nixturn at wheat float and cumttOD salt, ia equal parts, bound oa witb a eiotb. An (xobange says soft earns ean be cured by this oom salve: Boil tobacco down to an extract, thrm mix with It a quantity of white'piich pin*, and apply It tn tha corn, rediniing It once a WHk till tbe corn dissppears. IBOM AKO BftlJI ftMimil t .■ .| s ■ - •; > 1' J . Jill* ■on;,,- .. „ M , ;.c t,{ F«mUh*d -at BHORT troTIoafMaeiil PetetebatgtrlTerfolkPJtiqflft I s|m prepared la «e AMT KW9 'wt Ropair Work for ENQINBS, MILLS AMD OOffOV GUIS, . * Aa I have an BscalloAt MAOHIXIMBmC BOILKR If AKBR. I kem nenalantly'en baM ' Uanafhotate a.QOOJ) oivjoa .7^4^ OOAL AND WOOD Also a good asas«miim*if>. WaRB. LUHBBBtambLtdtft a Ibe UUWair«l^ aep 0 15

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