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VOL. I. NO. 3.
CHARLOTTE, MECKLENBURG CO., N. C., JULY 8, 1882.
f. C. SIITH, PsUislier.
1 Piiat«r*t ProtMt.
Oh I doD't people form their •’«,
Aod fttjlih off their b'e f
Whj do the; meke *oA erookod e'e.
And inob conlhnnded d'e 7
Wh; do the; fcrm eiieb eboekiag e’e.
And ft with egne flte T.
Their g’a end h'e we too moeb
For eo; printor’a enla.
Whet * hniau o;e Ic vithont eight
le an 1 witbont • dot,
J'a ero enoh oarlooe, crooked thiage.
We reeogniaed Hien not
Z ooght to etend for kvMdsaee,
Bpt odmeo la well for Uek.
X/'t epd m’e ero nieehlerone,
While D'e Joet reiee Old Nick.
O’e ere rerel; eloeed at ell,
Aod p’e ere ebegg; thlage,
1 might ee well be opider lege,
And e’e aoequito wiage.
8ome people meke a peaeing a.
Who nerer oroaa e t;
Olbera nee tbe eelf.eBnM atnkee
To form e n or r.
W’a get etreagel; mixed,
X’a eeem on e epree ;
T U e ekelelon on wlree ;
Zonnde! how we awoer el s.
A jet, jnat think wbet tjpoa get
From drirera of the qnill 1
The; call na aneh e eereleaa eet.
And eeribble.op at will.
Well, the; will eoribble, end weanetawnr,
And Tainl; tr; to pleaee.
Till the; go be^ to aobool aad leera
To make their a, b. o’e.
UDY RODNEY’S PUY.
“I viab 70B vonldQ't Darothn.”
*Toa know iwy wan.”
“Indflod Ido aot.”
"Well, if I moat be more ezplioit, I
wiab you would not eot with ibet Poa-
•onb;. The we; be iterea at 7011, asd
flxee you with hiA~ ^ee, ii eooogb to
make a maa forget hie manaers.”
"Ujdear 700 oan‘t be eeriotu.
I have nerer heard 70Q ao tuireaeonable
"Unreaaonablel 117 dear mlt Ooo*
aidering we are to be married eo aoon,
and all that, I reall7 thought 700
would not objeot to a little adnce from
"Of coarse not. If I like it, I ehall
always follow it Yoa know thal.”
"But snrelj, Doroth7, it oan't be a
pleasare to go throogh rehearsals with
that laok7 fellowF'
"Well, 70a see^ I am boond to act
now. Tbia ia tbe eixteeath, and tbe
thefAricaltoome off on the nineteenth—
onlf three dan; and how ooold Lad7
iride a eobititate in rbat
At her feet kneels Fonsoahj.
bands tightl7 olasped, hia whole
attitude betrajing derotlon the moat
Even ae Diraex watohes them,
stricken to the heart b7 the orud piO'
tme on which hs had ao unwittingt7
intruded, a paaaionate outbnak of
words eome from PooKmbj’e lipa.
♦ " Darling," he •B7g, "I appeal to jou
for tbe last time, and impioM 70a to
listen to me. not, I fireocoh 70a,
let tbe adoratien of anothec
("That’s mek” DiBM7 M7S, between
bis eompreeeed lipe)—"bund 70a to
tbe undTUg lore loser! On 70a are
oentred all 107 hopes of future b^pi.
neesi Do not sentraoe me to life-long
I doi^, but 017 700 will be mine I"
It eouMe rer7 nerToaBl7 from Daro-
tb7's prettj lipe.
BodBe7 provide a substitute in rbat
time? And beside^ 1 aboold Hka to,"
“Ob, would 70a? That, of eourde,
eettlea the quettiou."
"Wh7,0^fl,'’exeleims IDaa Bohun,
do baliere jon are }ealouar
"I am. It does not n sm-
iierUsd7 ebewful to knew that tbe
woman be lores ie.to betbe ob]eet of
another man's adonrtlon for era
"But, m7 desr OttH, It is onij a
“Bnt, m7 dear Dsotb7, I
reason wb7 it might not tarminete in e
Mies Bohun iwwwK«-
"B«en that," she **wonld be
There is only one wa7 out of it. He
will write to her, and bumblj apologise
for his oondoet.
The night passes wearily enough,
and tbe morning brings him no relief.
He ia still indeseiibably miserable, and
sinks into the belief that there la no
balm in Qilend for bis nxuasy spirit.
Tbe next dey he grows even more
de•psrat^ and flnallj deoidet that to
morrow,, eome what maj, be will—
metapborioally speaUog—throw him-
■elf at her fSet, andimploreloegireneeA
How blo^7 the train —to more,,
and how intolerable eeems the delay at
each station to Disney, as the ueit
morning be tiarels on his way to
Bromplm. One half-hou more^ aod
be Is futflUlng the guard’s demands for
tbe shattered remains of bis mutilated
ticket, end avakea to tbe fact that ha
ha I aotnally arrived at his destination.
Hastily uoenring bis luggage, and
engaging the firat oar oonrenient, he
immediately proeeeda tothe Hall. Ar
riving there, be dirmfmrn the man, and,
gi^ng hia luggage to tbe ineetlmable
WilUams, he eniera the bouse.
How good it seems to him being baok
again, and how small by this have
Dorothy’s sins grown in his eyes, gftfv
all, how could she help it? He ia sure
■he bated having to do it. And how
oould she refuse Ledy Bodney, after
promising to play her part? And, be
sides, how msny women aot in private
tbeetrlcals, and why shonldn’t Dorothy,
who is evidently fitted by nature for
that sort of sport? And when one oomes
to think of it dispassionately, there are
few thinga ao-eo Innooent ay little
teolcaux, and . little drawing-room
pieoea, and tbatl
In fact, when tceyare married, be
do^'t eee why they ahouldn’t have
private theatricale oaoe a month. That
greeu room at Kingsmore ia the
plaoe for a stage—footlights a^ drop
soenee, and so on.
He is getting positively enthasisBtio
over the theatno^ whioh ’■object has
euried him as far as the drawing-room,
when it suddenly oooors to him that
Misa Bohun ia not tbera, as tbe man
has led him to snppoee.
No doubt she is in tbe ooneervatory,
which she so mnoh affects. He ptnsea.
He thinks he will give her a pleasant
surprise, and, cautiously moving
the curtain that he may not too rudely
break in upon tbe reverie tbat is doubt
less filled with him, he gazes upon the
little perlnmed paradise beyond.
At first tbe light dsztlee his eyea.
Be drain bis breath quieUy, and (ken '
—what is it he seee? In the distanoe
stands Dorothy—her features eloquent,
her eyes slight, her lips half part^, as
a smile, fond and tender, hovers round
been aoonslomed? Why did he eome
at all if he la still filled with bitter
thoughts? Thera is soma Mnt com
fort in the remembrance tbat she did
not ask him to ratum.
Bnt’what has become of the " prees-
ing butineas?* Why has he come baok
in such hot baste?
He oarefoUy avolda meetiag her all
all the evening, and next morning at
hreakfhst is, if pomible, more mark^y
cold and distant toward her.
She is seddened and ditoeartened;
hut pride oomea to her reacne She
deoidee in hereelf that she will show
him how little she has takes to heart
hfs ooldi^M and iailfferenoe.
Never before, peth^ta, es dariag thk
interskioable day has Mfaet Bohun
appeared ae gey, ao bil^t, ao fall of
life and spirits; and yet in the solitude
of her‘Own room, while dremiog for
this lookleec play, the nheds many a
At nine o'clock the onrtahi risee.
The guests settle themselvea in their
seats, and prepare for anything.
Hiss Bodney, arrayed in a very
Qoizotio ooatume, Irei^ fzpm Worth,
appesrs before the andieooe, simpering
and ^imaoing. and doing her utmoat
grown 00 dull since the BtewarU left,
and thoae men at Ooote "
"Imok here, Dorothy, throw K up,'
«sys Hr, Disney, leaning ever her eh&,
and bending bis head nntfl fais &Be fa
Vermeer to hers, "tat my aakm"
"well, if yon oan h^g me eome
fever, Pll take it; bnt I don't ese where
you'il get it, as there’e nothing of the
•ort in the parish, and Pm oonvlnoed
that nothing less oould save me from
"Then yoa are quite datormined not
to give U vpr cays Dian^, oMdly,
drawing Uamelf to iris tall h^t
'T nerer waa datemiBed tt my liiei"
•ays Him Bohan, whb setoe fast tndin-
aMan. "1 am rtmrkahto tor never
•totef taef to anybedr. Tea youBirif-
have freqosnlly me 1 ^ the
avaetoet nalm In the world, nd it to
quite too kte to aUat Indy Bodae^a
•Vo dmbt your ara right aa ypa M-
Tm aoRw I can't ba pnacat
on the tttnetaanto. btt It ia
T ■A.H ■ 1 iJ]
me about ttiat ttma.”
"Tmy presdag baataaair
"Ahl mya iCtai Bokam.
Whra Diaaey baa bam ahmnt two
ds^ hu theo^te andiNMi • daeidnd
To have IMl Dorothy ta the manner
hahodeesmatehlmnew to hev« bam
Her bard ia bent modestly, aad her
bends lie peseively io Ponsm^’a
" How can I anewer yoa f " she says,
in dietinot bnt wavering sooeiita. "Aod
yet whv should I not unburden my
mind? Truth is always best My heart
has long bem in .your keepiitg, sad. If
you wish it, It is youia"
It is too muto. Kok st heart, ZHmey
tuns sway, not earing to Itotm to
words evidently not meant for him to
bear. Tbe drmdfnl awsketong has
eome! All his drssnis of Uim have
bem shattered by tbia sudden e^
^ paintaUy-anexpested blew, aad
Dorouy—his lore, whM be hm b^
Uered os true the anguis—Is
Botfatag mera ta his qyes now then e
praattood iirt and hemtlam w
His fart tbmgtit is tostonm to tbe
efty, hia nsat to rsawta. Hat ha not
heard somewbma "swond thoi^tsme
bato?" Tea, he will rmssin, aid me it
oat to the bitter amd, aad whm this
loathaoma plu has eome to m md he
win tall bm mat be Uriahs of bar, sad
bow she has wilfully broken hfo heart
dtonsr be is eompeUsd to meet,
her; ^ evutybody be^ priimt, Us
She amaet mMriie the etamgs in U«
whole dim—nr. Vhenlsttetondm
pnmnreef Us tato to vhtahtonte
|^•u4■K>■u5, aiuu uuing uer Qum
to imitate a real live oooateae, while _
reality she only snooeeds in reaembllng
a very inferior aonbrette,
While Miss Fslkiner, from the Etll,
who Is in private life her intimate
friend, now makes a poor pretence at
waiting upon her as oonfidentia! maid,
and renders herself ntlsrly ridieulous
by giving hereelf saffloient airs for Half
a dosen oounteeses.
Both ate a dlsUnot failure. Every
body tries to applaud, but disparaging
remarks fall lighUy on tbe eir.
Tbe faint applause brings to life two
hardy veterans, who for eome time past
have givm tbemselvae graiia to the
open atma of Morpheus, and have eon-
tmtedly reetined therein.
"I thick Mim Bodney has a better
obsnee of gettfng off than that sirl in
green," ale^y drawls Number One.
"Do you?" replies Number Two.
"Well, I’xri not muohof s Judge shout
that sort of thiog; bnt my opinion Is
neither will get off before tbe other.
You see, my dear fellow, when women
are bom with s talent for acting like
thoee two—two tyroe, they don't get
easily settled in life."
Then the enrtain draws up for the
second time, andsomebody oomes slowly
on to the stage—eonabody who sets
Oyril’s pnllee siriftly throbbing.
It is DoroCby. She Is very pale, and
her eyes are a little Isngoid ; but she
is Just a degree lovelier than toe ever
Disney hardly heats how tbe play
progreases. Not s tillable makes itself
known to him; be oan only tell himself
bow lovely she is looking, and that toe
is fslsesa fair.
Her eyec ere on the ground; bnt
suddenly some words strike upon his
ear—words that bring baok to him a
coene fraught with i^ef and anger.
He etarta and lifts bis bead; and for
tbe first time eagerly regards the
Poneonby ie on hia knees before her.
He ia holding her hsnda ^ whole
attitude ia as it was that tatal aitemoon
in the eoneervatory. He is again pour
ing forth hie soul in words cri extrava
And then Dorothy's voiM risee, elear
bnt sad, and devoid of tbe warmth that
in^olMe clasp, says, eagerly. "Dm.
1 have been a fool, a brute, evary-
tbing unpardonable I Anything you
oobU my to me would aot be bard
^*^11 go on mr knees for
T|n forgivenes^ if yon will only grant
NF PM_ you know half the misery I
na^ inferad I am oettoln you would."
'Tm not so sure that I shslL"
"What I I shall die if you throw me
over like this—I sb^ indeed T’
"Oh, no, you woat—not alitUebitl"
says Misa Bohun.
"fiat I aaBura yon I win I"
Disney. "life would be Impossible
"Well, but, you a6^ I have promised
' To be bis wifoT
"No; not exaotly that." .
"Speto qnioklyrhe says, in alow
tone. "Suspense ie madderring I"
"1 have ptofuieed him to bemme a
member of urn Atohssologieal Society,'
“And eo^dn'i you have said so be
fore?" mys Cyril, with a deep sigh of
ITEMS OP tHTSBEMT.
In the United Sfngdom of Great
Britain and Ireland there aro toout 40,
000 places of religious wurship^
Osptain Oeoebi, the Italian axiriorsr
of Bsstem Africa, is not yet thi^
years old, but his fsoe Is a^klM
and haggard, aad his hair, cnee black,
almost snowy wUte—the effect of the
tenible sufferings and printiou be
had endured on the dirk ooutfasat
“Darhngl can you forgive my folly?’
—ooming still nearer to her es he
"There’s such a great deal of It, isn’t
there?" says Mias Bohun. It will take
me all my time, won’t it?"
"Not all, I trust. Spare me a little,
and I shall be mote than oontent.”
"Dearest Cyril," she says, ndsohiov-
oosly, with a quick glanoe from under
hm long Itshee. en^ a relapse into her
rehearsal tone, "ay heart has long been
in your keeping, and it yon wish it, it
"My love—my darling f" murmured
"goA «7et looked levo to srss wUeh spaks
^Aod1S?*TOt Bsrr; ts a marrlsgo boU."
had ebaractoised it daring the re
"My heart has long been inyoar
keeping, and if yon wish it, "
As she flnitoes bar speeoh toe raises
her eyes and Axes them steadily, and
with keenest repraaefa, on Disney, wno
retoms bar giae^ bis eyes fall of oon-
Then the sosne ehaages, ai^ Mim
Bohun mskea bar exit, iirid applaud-
lugs loud and daep.
Tbe euTtata dr^; eo, I mr,y almost
say, does Dhn^. Bov blttvly be now
rvpMita hU napardoaable Jealousy I
Whin shall he hide himself ftnn Dor-
ot^’e Justlv Mproeehfnl gsze ?
NcriUng be een vrer do will tn«ke her
forgive him—of that ha teals imnicil;
aad ae ha oalle to mind the hamy dare
^ hare bsm, "Bsmsmbtaam sito
apoa him liks a boa;" he foals "Zlm
•Mid bsware who elmrim ^ in
Tst ta qrite of bis despair, be deUr-
ainsstto make in sOort to Mgain Us
Bs will goto bee. BUng saddenly.
ha iDUon her to tha giaHt-roasi. wbsrs
bs kaovs she most ba.
She is thsM, and aloas.
"Deeothyr hsays, mttoaHagiy-
Shs tans with a stHt
"Gbb yoa spsSB mo a few moomti r
"Can't yea wall antil tbs mmiam or
lisit a matter of or dsothr toe
HMaks rosy eoldb'.
'That year am
"Taa.“ OeiH ap ie her,
boto her hoatata hK and hoUtaf tkM
M. Benan has expressed the belief tbat
a century hence mankind will stndv
little else than pbyrloal science.
Plateau, the eminent-Freneb nstural-
ist, fleds that a June bug can exert as
great a foroe in preportion to its size as
Arsenlo poisoning is not always to be
traoed to green coloring. One esae was
due to red wall paper, and, tbe sub-
si anoe ia found abundantly in white,
blue, msnve aod brown wall papers.
A great number of analyses and ex
periments oondootod by A Levy show
that grapes ripened ia ennlight oontaln
3.69 per cent, more sugar and 1,237 less
aedds than thoee matured in ihukttaH.
Frenob government oommissions seem
to favor attmapting the formstion of an
Algerian sea by Qooding the Sahara,
There was st one time exhibited by
1&- Bolt, ao English merahsnt, a
thread, 10,000 feet long, spun by
twentywQk spiden In leas than two
hours, and whioh was five times as fine
as the thread of the tok worm.
A newly proposed plan for the renti-
latioB of tunn^ is the nse of
for absorbing the Impurities of tbe air.
/ ‘'ebemlosl long." baaed upon this
^dple, has been put to a aatisfaotory
test In Iiondon by a number of eeien-
Profeaeot F. A. Abel owslden It
doubtful whether ooal dust in mines'
osQ osuea extensive explosions in the
oompleta absence of fire-damp, bnt only
a small proportion of fire-dmop is
oeotomy to make tbe presenee of the
dust extremely dangartms.
When oeean eablee are rabadao many
of the erabe, corals, snakes and other
inhabUanUof the ocean bottom are
drawn up with them that cable tapairing
has been suggeeted ae a novel rnstM
cf dredging, of wfaito it k bo^ eemc
competent nstowlists may take adTia>
The attempt made In tbe to
iotrodnee the ladiia elmihant into Om*
jml Aftiea bse not bami amooi
The three ely bants taken 6y tha ems-
dition hare but ft bbsttovad ttto
tLknsultkss beta owsid by tasuf-
dakat food and sinitvs wA. Thk
apsriment k thsrafms not rsgardsd as
MiMlosirs. and tartbm tobvm wiU
doabtless bs mads to m Mm twIm.
fat of tbs body k taund by M.
lABqosrtovttyiNtaly wtti sga b
tnfsrts tt forms a Stm talkw-HkaMm,
tat of adults, howwm, ssparatss into
ffuid and a soBd kiy« at tha otdtaaiy
tsmpsntars of a room, ton snlld pofftfaik
maltliig at »7 ^ *
Statistics appear to show that Oer-
inany auipassas all othai oountiiss ta
the eonsomption of matohes, num-'
berused thandid^batog as greotas
frw ton to fUtemi pmr bad of the pop
ulation. Thk tact k aUribnted to the
almost nnivetal euatom ef emoking.
Aeeoidlng to the eeesoa of 1681 the
following tan towns of hanoe have
more than 100,000 InhsUtmite: Park
J.226.910: Lyons, 872.687; Mscsaillee,
'857,530: Bordeaux, 220,966: Lille, 177,-
648- Toulouse, 186,627 ; Nantes, UL-
965 ; Bt.Et^enn^ 120,120; Bouen, 104,«
721: Havre, 102,615.
Tbe value of geld yearly obtained ta
Auatialia is about 8400 per miner. The
number of men who ate content to follow
this bianob of industry amounts to W,-
668, whioh, tfauo^ mnoh leas than the
68,787 who wei« at work in 1869, k still
a large number in a population of ouly
A marble bust of Pope Fins IX whioh
hsH reeently been finUhed by the
Frento soolptor, Megrct, and whito baa
been greatly admlrd ^ tbe visitors
who fiooked to see it, has just been pur-
ohised by Leo xnr, and ^aoed in tbe
Immscnlate Ooneeption ™i of thn
■biking likenem of toe deeeased ponti£
JovoBS, happy birds ” indeed,
aboold those be whkh fly toe air of
Michigan. The game law of that State
forbids toe killing of a robin, night-
hawk, whlrooorwiU, ftaelL luk,
, sparrow, ehmiy bird, br^ini
I wren, martin, oriole; woodpec^l ^b-
olink, or any other wtng bbd, under a
penalty of five dollars for eaeh bird
killed, and for eadi nest robbed^ten
days in the county jail.
Whan toe Bev. Henry Ward Baeeher
was preparing hk tamoua " Lsoturas to
Young Hen," be held a long taterviaw
with one of the most notpri^ gambl
ers in toe oDuntry, and tun used the
information about gsmblen sad gam
bling dsns obtained from him ta hk
wonaerfully realutle duKrane on
subject. After the delivery ef the lee-
tnrea “toopreTfci«s"yoaa« man tried
to tom tbe laugh on My. Beeslur, to
asking him how he oould d*>
•eribe e gambling heO .eo seea-
rately, if he had nerer ban ta one,
" If yon have never been in one Tear-
‘ff' replieff Mr; Beeehm, »bewde
the eomprakka ef tbe tat k
aeJf, . . ,
yoa know my dasorfpttonkseeuiBtaf"
W0BD8 OP WDOOH.
Better be out of fashion *>«■«» oat of
Do not rids till you am Mady, or yaw
may fall o&
Better' a diamond with a Inr toon
a pebble withoub
Pwple's tatentiona can only be d^
eided their odDdoot.
One hair of a woman draws mm than
a team of bortee.
No man k more miaefable **>”». he
that hath no edvenri^.
An effort loada for the eoefert of
others lifts ns above oanalveB.
The best any to tilnnst a talkative
pmaon k never tatorr^^ them.
On tbe day of viptary no weerinem k
Be giBoefal It you eon; bat if you
oant to gratafak to teofo
No LegktatBie or Omrumeut ever
time to aoorpt bveaa.
The man itoo k always vigkf
The traly wks man abe^ fekm w
keeper of hk semel but
AtoeerM taea tr nwrly geei tar
I tavelid as bsoltl^ vmfltato
OratUode k thef dtmtUomeimwhM
atasp from toe ooal, nd tbe tosft ef
SB beveto BOM mota ftagast
•ork k the akfn«M|Ueii« It toily.
^ Fltata kaevs an