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The Roanoke news. (Weldon, N.C.) 1867-1989, October 23, 1879, Image 1

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the ROANOKE NEWS A DEMOCRATIC WBBKLY newspapee, PUBLiISBED BY I^Jf. LONG * W.W. HALL. One Tear, In advance, ai( Months, *• • fhree tilonthe, " |2 00 I 00 75 otH, professional cards. ^ R?^aBO? wTu A R TM A N, • D«utlat. Offloo o»«r W. H. Brown’s Dry Oooda Store, WBLDON, N. 0. Will Tialt partlnii »t their hom«»wh(inlMlr»>il. Ternm RciuoiiaMo. ocHS ly H. QRIZZABD, ATTOB!«By AT LAW, HALIFAX, N. C. 'Offlm In th« Coart IIoaii«- Strict attention f;lTiin to all brauoliea of the iiroteaalon. anlt ly £ OWAUD T. CLARK, ATTOBNET AT LAW. mr. SOIy. HALIFAX, N. C. Jl T. BRANCU, ATTORNEY AT LAW. KNPIBLD.N. C. Fractlci'a In ttm oimntli'n of Ilnlltnx, Nanh Wlldon. (;olloctlnii.s iiiinli! In ul jiMt* of the Hlati', j!«i 14 tf UALL, ATTOttSTEV AT LAW, WELDOX, N. C. Special attention given to oolloctloiia and romlttancea promptly made, may Itf. faxis V. HDLLBN. JOHK A. HOURK. ' ULLXN k itOORJS, ATT01$NEYM AT LAW, HALIFAX N. C. M’ Practlco In the coniitleBof HftMfftx, NoHliamv- ton, Kdffccombo, Vitt. and Mantn—Iii the Su- prumn court of the StRto and !n th« Federal Coortsof the &wfom D»atrlct. OoJIocJioimiDAdi! Id auy part of thu mate. ian 1 ly 'AUKS E. 0*nARA, ATTORNEY AT LAW. ENPIBLD» N. C. Practices In tho conrts of Halifax and adjoin- tii^countloB, and in the Rui>remo and Fmioral courts. Collections inadt) In any part of tho Statt*. Will attend at tho court hoiiHO In Halifax on Monday and Friday of cach week. Jan Hit R OBBRT O. BURTON JR. ATTORS^EV AT liAW. HALIFAX N.C. Fmetfces In tho courts of RAllfax, and sdjotn- Inff counties. In tho Hupronio court of tho State, and In the Federal courta. Will give special attention to the collection ofcJalms, andtoadjBstlwtf the accounts of ccatoro, adminlstrfitors and guardians. dec ir>tf G ALVIU L. HY MAN, ATTORNEY AT LAW. HALIFAX, N. 0. Practlcoa In the courts of Halifax and adjoin ing counties, ana In tho Hmirnuio and PiMlcnil coarts. Clalnm collected lu ull pavts of North Carolina. Olflce in the Court House. ] uly4tf f£iQOMAS N. UILL, Attorney at Law, HALIFAX, N. a Practleeo In Halifax and adjolnlnjr counties and Federal and Supreme courta. Will be at Bcollaud Neclc, onee every fort- Sight. auK If JOS, B. BATCHELOR. ATTOUliCiy AT LAW, BALBIQU, K. 0. Practices In the conrts of the #th Judicial Diatrlct and lu the Federal and Supreme Courta. «V»y 11 If. Y W. MASON. ATTOBXEY AT LAW, OARYSBURO, N. C. Praotloea In the courts of Northampton Mid •dlolnlDjr counties, also In the Federal and Hu- preme courta. lane 8 tt. D , ■, 947, 1. C. EOI.UOOFFER. AT * COLLIOOFFBB. ATTttRNEYS AT LAW, WBLDON, N. C. Praotloe in the courts of Halifax and adjoining ■ ooQUtles, and In the Bupreme and FodojrM courta Claims collected In any part of North Ottrollna One of the firm will always be found In the office, JuiioMly D B, B. I; HUIfTJCK, jMVBCIBOlir aJEKTIST. VOL. VIII. WELDON, N. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1879. NO. 84 Only A OIrl. Only a sirl, both pretty ami poor, I'oriteii to Work Ibr her dally brea1; None to depnud on—of nolhInK Hiirn, But bor Hleudor handa and (tlrUah bead. Her Rlrliab bead with its beautlfnl dream; Of tbo happy future wbiob iiber tdeal; A ilrnain wlilcb la natural to blooinInK 18, And wtalali, alas, Is too aweeC to te real. Uor slender bauds, so dainty and email, Bolt and pink as a baby's palm. Sot aoniiitomed to labor at all— Only these betweon ber and barm. Only IbeHO, and a true, pure bean, All Innocent mind and a will tliatiaatroag Armed with tbeae from tbe very start, Altbo’ only a girl she will never do wrong. tOaii be found at bis offlce In Rufleld, Pure Nitrous Oxide Gas lor tho Pain- ^aas Bjictractiug of Teotb always on band. J«aa aa tt. A KBKJSVf J. BO* TON, ATTOBSIBY AT LAW, WELDON, N. C. Practices In the courta of Halifax, Warren and ■Adjoinlug counties and in the supreme and Fed* eral ooarts. clilms colleotfid in any part or Worth Carolina. JuneJTtf R H, SiaiTH, JR. ATTORNEY AT LAW, .fiooTLA»D Nkok, Halifax GooNTT N. Practices In the connty of Halifax and adjoin counties, ajjiliu llie .xuiilcmo court of th mate. J»u W ly A D E LIW A . It tbg day after New Tear'*—• cold clear Taetday morniog—that I dis- coniolatelj wend^ ny way to ■ehool, wistiing that holiday* cane ofkener and atajred longer, and regretting that out of flfty twii tliere was only uua week of un interrupted pleasure. Tbe old red icbool house stood at the junction of three roads, and as I raised tbe little hill just before reaching it, I saw, cumin); I'rom iho opposite, a little Mack-clad figaro that looked like n innfing blot on the unbroken white ness of tho Bnont-covered landscape. I never cnuld tell w'mt actuntuJ me to linger on her moveaents as I did, or why tbe so stron|>ly attracted me, but from the first 1 think I must have loved tbe child even before I was old enniigb to slightly understand tbe mesciog uf tbe word. We reached tbe worn old door-stone together, and, being a buy, not at all afraid to speak to any one, much less a timid little girl, I «ery coolly asked ber if this was her first day at school. “Yes; and I dread it in much,” It was the tweeteat voice that I bad ever heard or have ever beard siiice. The peculiar rising inflected oo tbe last words was like tbe short, clear, low notes of a bird, and as purely natural. Do you come every day ?” Ilaf’nt missed a day this winter.” Ob, I am so glad I” VVby are you so glad?" Because you are a good b»y. Won’t you please tell me your name?” Edward Durand.” I like the name,” she said sweetly, and, boy as I am, I wondered how any mortal ever came by such ao angel smile. All this time she bad been try ing to untie the round worsted strings of ber hood, but had only succeeded in drawing them iuto a harder knot. ‘Won’t you please untie it for me, Eddie?” She held op her little chin, and with out a moment’s hesitation I bent down and did as she requested. It was such a tender, confiding little face—wbo could help loving it? I patted encouragely the rose-red cheek turned toward me iu a gentle truthluiness, and bade ber not to be afraid, for she bad as good a right to ciito'j to school ns any ouu. ‘'Ilallol where did that little black bird come from?” cried kiiid-hoartcd Ben Phillips as we futcred. "Come along, little girl, and get warm, for you look half-frozen.” A general tittering and nudging fol. lowed Ueu’d energrtlc seating of the new scholar and one saucy little minx, not understanding its significance, asked pertly: “What are you looking so like a crow for? 1 hate a black dreis. Tbe fuice that bad so charmed me in the entry answered tho question iu a strangly quiet way. “My father is dead.” A bush as if of death fell upon tbe noisy group gathered around tho old crackej store. The unwonted silence was broken by tbe entrance of the teacher, who rapped us to order, after which be briskly called up the uew scholars. “What is your name!” “Adelina.” Mr. Pike looked wise, “Adelina Lagrange, I suppose; and you are the daughter of the lady who has recently taken the Baldwin cot tage ?” “Yes, sir." “Well, yea may take this seat,” pointing to a bench not far from where I was sitting, and without further ques tioning Adelina had passed through tbe trying ordeal of a “first day,” and was duly counted one of us. Her mother, it was rumored, was a lady of refinement and cu'ture, but very proud and reserved in her demeanor for a person who was obliged to teach music for a living. Mrs. Lagrange, at aiiv rate, was y»uog, handsume, and re cently widowed—at least the length aud newness of her veil indicated to observ. tog feminine eyes that the bereavinent was recent, and that is ail tho gossips Itnew about her. Tlie summer term bruught Adelina again to the old red school house, but so changed outwardly that we hardly knew her for the sombre “blackbird” ol the pretious winter. She fluttered in one morning dressed in white, with sasb and shoulder-kuots of cherry ribbons— the loveliest cicature Ie»er saw. At noon she came to mo and said, very ! “After to-day I am not coming any more.” •Whyr “I am going to the city to live; but you were kind to me tbe first day 1 came, and I tell you for that reason, and because you didn’t mind untying my hood for me.” I felt her going so keenly that I cou a not sturdy, try as I would, and io jc a- sequence my grammar lesson was u de cided failure. I went home frum school her way that day, taking car* that the other Hboltri should not tuipect my motives. When I came In sight of her she was standing moliouless by tho roadside, at tentively watching a yellow jacket buz- iling for sweets in tho downy heart of a white Canada thistle. Years after, when miles and miles away from that spot, I could abut my eyes of a baty October afteronon, with a five o’clock sun dipping toward tbo tree-topi, and ie« • little girl, lovely as the blush of tbe luutet, gaziag pensively at • bee apoo a common roadside flower. Did It itlng yon?” I aiked, assnming a very sympathetic air. 'No; beea never ating me, and I’re watched them dance on tbe tblstle-heads all aummer.” “I did not know that you loved them. Most girls are afraid of bees.” “Yes; but 1 am not.” She turned from the rank patch of thi'tlf.s and slowly resumed tier walk homeward. When we came to the lane where our paths separated, she put up her little arms to be taken and kissed before leaving me, as she said, “to come back no more." “lie good to ynursilf, Kddie, and next winter, if any little lonely Adelinas rome cold and frlchtened to tho old red school-bouse yonder, be kind to them as you were to me." Something choked io my throat, and [ cnuld not say a word; but I kissed her more than once; and after that she had slipped from my arms and was twenty rods away, I sat down and cried like a baby, because I was never to see Adelina again. It was not long before the rumor was rife in tbe neighborhood that Mrs. Lagrange bad married a mid dle-aged city millionaire, and that the young widow and ber child had found a new protector in place of tbe one death bad taken from them. Years flitted by—I was twenty-four; I had fought through the great rcbellioa, entered the army a priv.tte and came out of it a captain, shattered in health, and utterly depleted in pocket, to find myself at home again, ill altogether dis trust ful of fortune’s smile. In my frrquent walks to the village post-oilice I ofter passed by the old red school house, and never without a sigh of regret for tho many happr, cnre-frce days spent within its battered walls, Among the letters hauded to mo one moruiug was ooe postmarked New York, which informed me of the agree able fact that, through the instrniacn- tality of a friend of mine whom lie r.-us anxious to servo, tho undersigned, Mr. Maxwell, had been induced to extend to mu a commercial opening at tho liberal salary of two thousand a year, to he increased if nicriieJ. There was I'urlune for me iu tbe oQer, and I acceptcd il with alacrity. Air. Maxwell, a rich New York mer chant, from tho first took a lively interes in my advancetuent. The un known friend I could nut uucuuiit for in any other way than by supposinc: it to bo some soldier comrade whom I had befriei'ded io the past. Withiu a month I was fairly estab lished at my new post of duty, and suc ceeded io pleasing Mr, Maxwell so well that, at tho begiunii'g ot the sccond year, bo sent nio to Europe iu the interest of the house. When I returned I was given a week's vacatio:', which I spent among the breezy hills of my old country home, passing tho pleasant Sep tember dais in trampiug through the woods and fields and by-ways that weie the chosen haunts of my boyhood. I was just turning tho curve iu the road where the Canado thistles grew, and so lost iu my walking reverie that I was almost opposite a lady standing io their midst before 1 was aware of her presence. “I am glad you still love tbe nld scenes, Mr. Durand,” she said, without expressing the least surprise. I was asttmished. Here was a lady whom, to tbe best of my knowledge, I bad never seen before, addressing me as familiarly as if we bad known each other alt our lives. “Names are treacherous things, and if I were ever so fortunate as to have knowu yours, I am guilty of having for gotten il,” I replied. “Men forget easily, I am toUl; but I had hi pod to find you au exceptiou to the rule.” A very awkward silence on my part ensued. She to. k pity on my evidnnt embarrassment, and continued: “Has your battle with the world entirely driveo from vcur recollection all the old school laces?’ Her voice dropped to its old, sweet, clear, wioning cadence, thrilling my whole being with delight. “Adelina I” I caujiht her band, and, before I knew what was doing, had carried it to my lips aud Iti'tsed it, “Excuse me,” I stammered; “but I— am so glad to see you, and you seem just the same litlle girl I kissed here years ago—not n bit taller, not a bit older—only Adelina, always lovely and alw.ays loved,” Then I told ber all about myself, how prosperous I was. and tho strange manner in which I had been brought to the notice of iny kind employer. When I had Quisbed, she merely said, iu ber simple way: “I know it.” “You seem to know everything. Dj yon know Mr. Maxwell?” “He Is my father.” “And my uuknowa frieod." “Adelina.” I staggered back, io my soul ashamed that I should owe every good In life— everything—to a woman wbo owed me nothing but the poor favor of once having untied for her a wretched black and white worsted hood. I turned away, cut to tbe heart, but she out out a detaining band. “Dou't go, Mr. Durand—that is, don’t go feeling burt; for it would nake me very unhappy if you were to go away angry with me.” “Unhappy 1 Wbat am I, that a pain ta me should', render 'you* unhappy?” I answered bitterly. “I knew of do other wayjia wbicb to express my gratitude.” “Qratitude for what?” Tho*question was redely abrupt, but she took to notice of my ungracious speech. “Gratitude for the kindness given me long ago, und which I have missed ever since tlio d iy we parted here by the roadside.” “Are you conscious of what it is you arc saying, Adelina?” "Perfectly.” “How am I,"to understand ynur words.” "That I leave to ynur good judg ment." she smiled, lowering her eyes. She had an instant illustration of my “good judgment," iu the way I im prisoned her little bauds io both of mine, and kissed the sweet mouth for its shyly whispered promise. I walked home with Adeliua—oh, Si) happy I and when I asked ber band of Mr. Maxwell, ho said, “I have anticipated your request by keeping you under my eye for more thau two years, Adelina is tbe best and truett girl iu tho world, but I believe you to be as worthy of her as any man living, and give her to you, confident that you know how to prize the treasure you havo won.” And so, not long thereafter, I married Adelina, tbo love of my boyhood, and tho crowning glory of my later years. How to Kel'nvo au OlTor. THE WAY A FRW OF THE FAIK SEX WOULD MAKE A RUFUSAL OF MARniAOE, greatast compliment io his power; but pain is finally predominaat wbeu I feel that my sentiments in return are those of esteem and not love. Forgive mo if I cause present disappointment or even unbappinass; I cannot oQiir you dross in exchange for gold, and I hope you will feel io this that I am now acting both for your happiness aud my own. Yours most truly, Marmitg. You must consider yourieif ‘scratched,’ old naa, for tbe ‘filly’ stakes, so far as I am coeceroed. The odds bave been heavy against yeu from the time you first entered, but since that dark horse, Charlie, has wun his trial with ane la tbe cantor, you are quite out of tha batting. Awfully sorry, but better lack next time, you know. Iriab LHudlords. Some time ago, Mr, Labounchere, the editor of the Londoa Truth, offered two guineas for tho best letter refusing a propos il of marriage. The price was awardee to “I’ortia,” nhoso letter is given below with several others of n like nalure: Hr.ionTON. Dear Sir. I am very sorry j I appreciate you immensely, but I cannot give the casket without the gem, POBTIA. Pi'ar Mf. Ciilban In dcc!iuiug the honor of an oiler from you, I am con strained to own, injustice to my judg ment, that I only refuse such a one because I Imvo accepted such another. JlllUNfJA. I am nutered by your ofTer, but must decline it. My regret at the iiocessity of thus paining you is only equalled by the great honor I consider you have done me, Ueast, Friend evea, husband never. No, ibank you. A. S U. Paur Mr. :—Tniro b.ick your ufler. I cannot send a refusal te you, the fiiend I su value and esteem. Deeply sensible of the greate^it compli- meut that can be paid to a woman, I am yet unable to accept the oflfer, Auual. Your proposal honors me, hut as high esteem cannot give place to sincere ad'ection, prudence compels me to de cline. Suffolk. , Honor and friendship you gain unaiiked ; obediecee and love you will uever win from Glady Ar Tudor. Please believe that though I cannot accept your ulfer of marriage, I have a higher opinion of myself io haviog been able, even uuintentionally, to wiu the aflection of one so worth uf a womau’s best love. IIammono. I have tho highest opinion of your character and worth, and fully appre- ciutu tbe position you would confer upon tue, but I cannot accept yonr offer. I hope the sincere asiuraoco of my esteem will io some degree alle viate the paiu I fear my refusal may cause you. Pettifog. I desire to thank you for the honor you have done me, but could not possi bly accept your ofler, because I love you too well as a “whole” to reduce you eveu to a “better half.” Boiling Point. No, dear, mother says I mustn’t. Poou Polly. Dear Sir—In declining a proposal which, I trust you will believe I appre ciate as the highest compliment you could dossibly have paid me, I beg to assure you, iu all sincerity, that upon o review of my own demerits it is my belief that my refusal uf your ofler of marriage is tbe best and most unselfish returu I can make you ISelieve me to be, yours siucerely. Pink Domino. I can hardly say whether I am more surprised, pleased or pained by this most flattering expression of your feel iugs for me. Surprise is dominant when I think of my own unworthiness; pleasure when I reflect that ooe whose ' upiuiou I value so much pays me tbo A largo niaj irity of the farmers of Ireland have no leases of the land they till, but pay tho rent from year to year, liable at any time to be ejected, as Rometimcs they are, for trivial oQunees. There seems no link of sympathy on tho part of these landlords for tho welfare or prosperity of their tenantry. The business part of receiving the rents is done through agents, and, unfortunately, these ate valued in many instances by their employers on their ability to col lect tho rants without paying much at tention as to the methods adopted, I ha*e wet and talked to many Irish farmers who never saw their landlord, although livin.'j oo their places all their lives. Tliere are some few good, ki d hearted landlords in Ireland, who give encouragement and take an interest in their tenantry, and these show it at a glance, for they live in habitable bouses, and farm their land to better advantage. But tbe bulk of the landlords spend eight-tenths of their time, and nine- tenths of their money, in the South of France and I'^igland. They are, to sum it up In a sentence, a miserable, worthless set of absentees, who have it in their power to do so much good if they would only try. Tho tenantry whom, as a rule, are hard-workl^ig, in dustrious people would meet them more than half way if they were offered any encouragement to better their condition, especially in their bouses, many of which are not fit to bouss cattle.—New ark Advertiser. TIioGrovk lti|» Van Winkle. Kpimenides is the original of Rip Van Winkle, whom Wasbiagton Irving and Jeflerson have made so real to ua. It is told of him that once, when ho was sect by his father into the fields to look for sheep, he ot midday turned out of tho road and by down in a cave and fell asleep. Whether the cave was im pregnated with gas such as helped the priestesses of tho orucle into their trance, tradition does not say, but V'piniRiiides slept for fiCty-seven years. It is curious to think of tliii in connec tion with the fact that at tho present liay scientific theories should be put forward up on the possibility of pro longed suspension uf nnicoation by re- fri^;eraliou, des'.ccation or othorivise. When we think uf tho various animals that hibernate, ai>d i>f thono that are dormant for indi'fioite peiiods, we may reasonably allow that for an occasional humau being of exceptional characteris tics to suflier suspension of physical func- tions may, however extraordinary, bo yet an occurrence of the believable side of tlie borders ol tliu marvelom. Wbea Epimenides awoke ho went oa looking for the stray sheep, thinking he had been taking a hrief noonday nap; but, as he could pot find that long defunct auiinal. ho went back throngh the field, where he fonnd every thing changed and the estate in another person's pos session. In great perplexity ho came back agaio to the cily, and, as he was going into bis own house, he met cer lain folks who inquired of him who be was. At last lio found his younger brother, who had now become aa old man, and from him be learned all the truth.—University Magazine. SuccesHlull Busineas Women. One of the flourishing Fiflh-slrect shoe stores is managed entirely by two young ladies, Mias Itilsy and Mias Llnebsrt. Kvery part ol the biisineas is attended to by them. They keep the liooka, aliend to the stock, onii open the stoie in tho morn- i-ig, and clofee it at ni^ht. Whun boxes ol jjoods arrivj Hicy i pm tliim witli hand and Uatciliet, fjuite as well aa a youui; man could do. Tliey give onleis lor new gocile. Aliout \h) only duly llie owner of tiie store iiaa, is the not unpleasant one ol comins in occasionally to relieve the cash- box. Not a stioe eloro in tho city is better kept timn this one, which two gitls cany on. They arc ifUiieti aud genii ■ in tlieir laanncrs, ami ao prompt ami polite in bus- inesa tliat tlicy ale^aidto l)U buildmu up an cnvial'le trade. One is ol Jewish, tire other ol Irish disecnt. They have baen intimate friends lor live years, having haen fcllow-clerka lor lliut length of time. Botli are the liauphtera ol widowed mothers, and aid largely in supporting their lumiiiLS. Tbeae excellent girla are only another instance to bh >w that wiien a woman works for her living there is always a good reason lor it. It ia not loo much to say that three-loBrlhs of the woman who earn money have othets than themselves to sup port. Ol triple-plated meanness, there fore, is tho spirit which seeks to restrict womans labor in any way whatever, or which grudges her equal pay wilh man lot equal work. Tbe game of poker is very old. Shakespeare excelled in it. You re member where be says, ‘ I'll call tbee, Hawlev A Dot Weather Mermon. [Now York Qraphie,] It's a mlnistar. Poor man. Ua Is quite proaehrd out. lie wants a rest this bot weather. Let ui send him to Bumps, to tho Adlrnndaeks, I* the White Mountalos. Good. Wo will. We will. Close the church. H‘.op preaching. Let him go and cool off. F»rBW«ll. It is tha rest of u.. Wo are 900,000 strong. Wa arc quitu fagced oat. It Is hot weather. Wo want a rest. We want to go to Europe, to the Adirondaeks, te the White Muantains. Will sensbedy send us t Will some country bretber fill ear pulpit I All in tbe affirmative lay “Aye.” Nega tive, “No." Nolnetlnollt The uoes have It. It is a jud^e. Salary 915,000. Poet mao. He’s quite overworked. Sat oa the beneh thirty days last year. Ivi't it std t ITow nnruorcllully tha publio do work their piiM servints. Get him off! Of eourse. And double bis salary. Put him on iue, poor mnn. Let him cool off. All is the iillinniitivc Buy "Aye.” Aye I ayi! 1 eye I It is a fiiile^mi.n or a woman lu a New York div goods storo. They woik hit in hours a day. Give them a rest ? Send them to Kurope, to tho Adlrocdaeks, to tbe While Mounlainsf No. Can't think of It. liustncss Is business. Sympathy depuuls upon the amount ot saliiiy n mnn gcia. Look at ihat poor 115,000 overwoiked judge. P.ior Ulan 1 Haw he fUll'iTi'd thia hot weather. Put him an ice. Put the clergyman on ice. Thu laboret is wsilhy ol his hire. All ia lavor ol that tllteen-heur worked tea-ntote cleik coing for a ten week’s vacation to the Ailiron.Ufl:« to tiab with th.’ UiiV. Mr. Marry, say “.\ye." Conltary miniedt “Nol No 11 No II! Tho Innocent Hehoolmaster. ne dorsn't know very much. Ue can ask the questionr laid down iu his text book, and can detsrrniDC with a goad de« gree of aeenracy whether the answers ate repeated corri'ctly, lie carries a pen over his ear, a stick in his right band, and a book in hia pocket. lie considers it ol moru importance to socure obedience end submisaion than intellceial discipline. He frequently says ; ‘’Iiearu your lessoni II you ask any qnestious you shall be pun- ishedl It is not for you tJ know the rea« son whyl Wiser heads than yours or mine havo written those boo!», and it is yoor duty to learn what is written, and mine to maka you do it I Study!” lie rrquircs nbrelule, uoqueslloolni; submission, lie neither tbiuks lor himself, nor permits his pupils to do so. lie be- lievt'3 liia bojhs, on J lollows bis nese. £Io is the sworn uaumy of norm'll sehools, t0HC‘ier’ instittttcB, and u liversal Iree edu cation. With ncvr lext-bonks ho has no patience, and takes no special interest in inventions; in fact, he rather more than half bi liuves that Etiison is a ’.lumbun, lie daily puts on tbo sUulieup of bis own icnorance, and lives in tire lo;4gy almost phere ol hia lavorito pipo, and one of theao daya bo will wiap tbe drapery ol his sung- slainod gaiineula about him and lie down unhonoied, unwept, aiul UDrBiacmbered, The uIkivu ia no ideal s::ctch. Wo have many such teaoheis yet lingering in tho vaileys ol our ilaik corners. It ia only by persistent ellorla that ilrey ran bo driven Irnm th? teacher’s ranks into the darkness of obscurity. ( hooriiilncNH. I onco heanl a yonug lady gay fo an individual,‘'Your couiilcuenco to me is like tile shmio" ann, fur it always gladdens me with a ciiecrlul look.” A merry or cueertui countenHnre was one ol' tbe things which Jeremy Taylor said his onemics and peiaocutora could oat take Hway from him. There are sumo persons wbo spend their lives in this world as they would spoud (heir time if shut up in a dungeon. Kvcrytbing is gloomy and foru Iridding. They go mouroiag liom day to day, they hsra eu litlle, and cunstaotly unxi ms leet wbat little they bave should escape out of their hands. They always look upon the dark sido, and can never cnjfly tho j^ood that is present for the bVll that is to come. This is not religion, lieligiun makes the heart cheerlul, sod when ils large and benevoteat prisciples ar e exi'iciacd, men will bo happy in spite of tbcmselvis. Tbo indoatiious bee docs not stop to coninlsiu liiere are so many poisonous dowers and thorny branches In the road, but buzzes on, selecting the honey where he 'an find it and passing quietly by tho places where it is not. There is enough In this would to eomplain about and and find fault with, it meu have tbe disposition. We olten travel an a hard and uneven road, but with a cheerlul spirit aud a beait to praiss God lot his mercies, we may walk therein great com- lort, and come to the end of our jouiney io peace. tiivo mo a calm and Lhankful heart, It mi every murmur IVoo! Tbo l)leaalni;B of thy ijraoo impart, And riiako ino llvo to Iheo. Tho UId Homo. There are bitter threa>la woven in tho lives ol ail. but to m; miud Ihcto is notb- ins 80 bitter as giylng up tiie old home. When we look back lor the last time through the old avenue, with its grand old lorest trees beneath wbnBO shade our child- iab Icet have oflen flrayed, blithe and happy aa tho lark ; or when, in our niatu- rer years, we have been oppressed with cares, how oltcn it has been out wont to while away au anxious hour with tho blue canopy ol heaven about us, and the dear old trees with the wind eighiag through them lor silent Iriends. And the old tifuso-ahall we ever lorgct iti How many d;amas in ivory day lile havo been cnsc'e i be'ieath ita tool 1 There is no room hut has sonio sacred memory connected with it—memories ol happy hours passed with loved ones gone to realms of endless joy. And when, like tbe ahenherds ol old, we see the "star of prom ise" rising in tbe east, and are called to that "bourns from wbeui^e oo traveller eie returns,'’ the recol'ection of tbe old borne will be an oasis in mi m rry’s deiert “Have you a motber-in-law?” asked a man of a disconsolate looking person. “No,” bo refilled; “but I’ve a father ID jail. THE ROANOKE NBW8 ADVBBTUISa KATBB. SPAOB ai I Si I 11 n £ One Hqnare, • 0« I • M Two Hquaree, A «• 110 M Three ^uaree, aMlMM Four Squares, 10 001 18 00 PourtbOol'n, IS 001 WOO Bair Oolemn, SO 00 | M 00 Whole Column, One Year \i • M Sm n j^OAKOKa AaBtOVIij|VB WILDON. N. e.i »•■■■. reeie, vweewiee BICHABDSOn GOnOB A aPBClALTY. MANtrrAOTUAEB UF, AND aEMBSAL AaWf ALL KINDS OF FABMINa DCs PLEMENTS, STRAM ENGINES AND COTTON GINS. Also Agent for the Chicago Scale ,0om« paoy’e UNITED 6TATE3 6TAin>MU| SCALES. Kverythlng In thIa Hoe fWim • 100 TDB Railroad ScaTn to tha SH&LLB8T TBA Koale rurnlshed at Harprlslng LOW FIk* nroa, A Platform QAY or STOCK SoM of FOUR TONS oapaoity tor 9C0.90 »"■* if'relgbt. All kinds of IRON AND BRASS OASTIN«« Furnished at SHORT NOTIOB'>aad ati Feteraburg or Norfolk PBIOBS. ^ . I amprepared to do ANY KIBD Of j Repair Work.for , ENGINES, MILUB AND COTTON GINS, ' Ah I have an Bzoellent MACBUlIBX^aA i BOILBR MAKER. , I keep constantly on band of asy Manufketure a QOOD OFFIOB COAL AND WOOD STOVK. Also a good aaeortment ef HOUlO#' WaRB. LUMBER {UrnkL Hi in Ml^qiwatity a tbo LOWE iT Market MalM aep 8 1 t)

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