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VOL. I. NO. 13.
CHARLOTTE, MECKLENBURG CO., N. C., SEPTEMBER 16, 1882.
f. C. SMITH, Pnllislier,
-The surer Ltolnr.
There’s never e cUr m raiuir
But e iilUe elood eppeu*;
There's never s life to hsppj
Bat bu iU timeof tears;
Vet the sun shinet oat the bri^ler
Whenever the tempest clears. '
There's never a garden growing
With roeee in every plot;
There's never a heart so hardened
But it bee one tender spot;
We haveonly to pmno the border
To find the forget-me-not.
Ther>-'e never a suathat rises
Bot «e know 'twill eet at night;
Tlie tints that glean in the morning
At evening are jnst as bright;
And the hoar that is the sweetest
Is between the dark sAd light
But there’s never a dream so happy
Bat the waking makes us sad ;
There's never a dream of sorrow
Bat the waking makes ns glad ;
We sball look some day with wonder
.At tbs troubles ws have bad.
THAT DAY IN HIS BOAT.
It WM a wild night. The wind blew,
the rain drove, the waves roared in the
neardisUboe. It had been a fatefnl
ilav to mo.
Oraodfatbec Delmar, with whom I
had lived ever einoe I conld remember,
bad been carried to bis final home that
afternoon, and now I was the last rep
resentative of onr ancient name. The
wide aerts of the Delmar plantation,
originally one of the estates on the
eaBtem shore of Uarylsnd, bad come
down to me as sole heiress. To me bad
alsb descended the Delmar diamonds,
which for two centuries had biased on
the persons of the Delmar lad'es. I say
descended, but I am hardly correct, for
these broad lands and these priceless
jewels were mine only nnder the will of
my grandfsther, and that Will dontained
a proviso which I bad ^nst learned for
the first time. I was to marry Randolph
Heath, the ward and adopted son of my
grandfather, or else the entire prop
erty was to go to this self same Ran
The will had jnst been reed. The
funeral gnests, or, at least, the most
important of them, had listened to it in
the great drawing-room below, the walls
of which were hung with portraits of my
Delmar ancestors, handsome men and
lovely golden-haired women,
"Charlotte," said my annt, when the
reading of the will was ended, "Char
lotte, my dear, yon most invite onr
friends for the night. Ton are mistress
" I shall never be mistresBof Delmar
Hall, Annt Mordaont," I said, firmly.
She clntched my arm, her eyes wide
"And why not, pray?"
"Because of the proviso; I will never
wed Randolph Heath.
Her face whitened to the hue of
death. Bbe was a lone widQW, and I
was her idol; and she coveted all those
jewels and rich scree for my heritage.
For a moment we stodd breathless.
‘‘Bnt Randolph Heath's in Anstralia,"
sffggested a friend, "and yon are mis
tress at least till be retams,"
"Poor Aunty caught at tbis-last hope
with a gasp of relief.
"So yun are, sy, dear," aha put in;
"we'll leave all these disagreeable
things to be settled in the fntnre. To
night, my friends, we will shat the
doors agsinst the storms and be oom-
She swept off towwd the glowing
psrior. followed by all her gneats,
while I fled away to taj ehamber.
The attemoon, ae I have said, had
tamed into rain and the huge vavee
thundered on the sboree of the bay
close by with a hoarse cry, like s bn-
man heart in pain. I paoetl my room
restlessly. I eonld not merry ibis Ran
dolph Heath, whose feee i Ml aever'
looked upon aioee tbs days ef my eerly
ohildbeod. I oonld not do it, for an>
other faee rose before me—the face ef
the man I loved. A poor man, landless
and unknown, yet who had grown so
dear to me in Ihe few brief months of
onr summer soquaintanee that to give
him up were worse than deatlL Tetl
wae a Delmar and It waa a sore trial to
lose my beritsge—to lose the Delmar
jewels, All the Delmar women before
me bad worn those msteblass old dia-
monda; and mnat I, alons of them, b^
come disinherited aod dowerleest
"Tea, obeertnlly,'' 1 'said; since to
keep them I mnst give np the ehoios of
my basrt Deer, deer snmmtr deye"
For it had been dnriog e visit to e
sobool friend, wbo lived u one of the
loveliest eoiulles of Pennaylvenis, that
I bad taiet. tbs preceding Jensb Herbert
Stanley. For tbs first time ie my life
I had fonnd in bic/'e perfectly congen
ial sonl. Ws Uked tbs asms poetry,
preferred the seme mnale, admired the
■emeteenery. Abt wbet deHclou days
Ihoes eere. We rode, we walked, we
eeiled. wereed tegetbar. Oarseqaeiat-
from that ripened into leva
Never conld I forget the day, the
blissful day. when my hopes became a
certainty. Herbert had asked me the
evening before if I would go,, with him
in hie boat. No knight of old could
have banded me into the little vessel
more leverentiaily than he did. How
manly he lookedi How strong and self
ooDtainej|^ My heart beat fast, for
sometbi^ in bis manner told me what
waa coming, but I was inexpressibly
happy, nevertheless. He rowed for
about half an honr, then stopping,
lay upon bis oars, end looking me _
the face like a brave heart as lie was,
told his tele, though with many a hesi-
lating word, and many a look of anxiety.
Should I give such an one npt Neverl
Tet the temper of my thoughts was such
that I could not slay iudoorsl I left
the home and ran down to the shore of
the bay, having first thrown a shawl
over my head. The storm and dark
ness Were tenifio, and the tide was com
ing in with a hearse, sullen cry. The
salt mist drenched my hair, the winds
tore aod shrieked around me. and over
head bung the pitob-blaok sky.
Suddenly I heard a step, and looking
np I sew Herbert himself. I started
"I have been hovering about all day,'
he said. "I bad given np the hope of
seeing you. But still I could not tear
"Toudidnot donbt mer* I exclaimed.
“Ob, Herbert I"
My look, my tone, even more than my
words, reeAsured him.
"Thank OodT he said, drawing a
deep breath. "Thank GodI It is not
trne, then, what I hear. Yon are not
going to betray meT'
‘T was told yon were to be disin
herited unless yon married Randolph
Heath, and that the temptation had been
too great for yon. I did not it
And yet, and yet—forgive me.-flniDg.
I see I waa wrong—I waa fearfully
"Be afraid no longer,” I whispered,
nestling to hie bro^ breast "What
are broad ams and gleaming jewels to
your dear live? I am yonrs, and yours
He bent and kissed me. After a while
"I do not fear for yonr fidelity, bnt I
do fear for the perseentiou yon may
anffer. It is but a shoit walk to the
little chnrcb. 1 Vnov the rector; he
was, I find, one of my old schoolmates.
Be mine to-night, and I wilt go away
content Not till yon pwmit it ahall
the marriage be made public.”
"I am yonrs,” 1 said, "bnt let it be
to-morrow evening. I will tell my annt
in a day or twu afterward. Poor annt
it will need that time to prepare her.”
It waa arranged, tneiefore. that I
shonld meet my lover at the same hour
the next evening, and with a parting
embrace, I bnrried into the bouse, lest
I should be missed.
Annt Mordsnnt was in a flatter of ex
citement the next morning. She bad
jnst received a letter, saying that Ran
dolph Heath had returned and would
be at Delmar Hall by sunset.
"Now, Obarlotte, my love," she said,
bnstling into my chamber before I wu
awake, "do try and look ;oar beet to
night. Yon are a beauty, I know, bnt
a charming toilet sets yon off amasingly.
Lay off your heavy crape jnst for to
night, and wear that white silk with the
lily-of-tbe-valley trimmings. Yon must
fasoioste this Randolph Heath at the'
outset, it will be qniU comfortable W
have him at your fbet, for you must
marry btin, my dear; you ate too sensi
hie a girl to iMe a b^garof youteU."
I only amiled in auswer.snd I aufiier-
ad my maid to amy me in the dainty
silk. Bnt at act of sun, Instead efraoeiv-
iog Randolph Heath in the grand par
lors of the Hall, 1 waa apeeding away
with my lover tosrard the old, iyy-oover-
ed chneh, built of txioka imported
from England a oaotnry and a half
before—the church where the Delmara
for five generationa had been married.'
In tha aoft glitter of the early starlight
we were wedded. An hour after I waa
h«ne again. Bnt as I aaoaoded to my
room I rtmembered that I had looked
my laid npon the blinking Delmar
diamonda and qh the broad lands of tha
1 had bsrdly cleaad the door babind
me when my annt entered.
"Charlotte, you must come down at
oDoe, yon must indeed,” said ahe.
"Bandolpb k in the drawM-rooBi. and
aaka to see you. Don’t be odd. Hsae,
lynciK do young lady’e hair.”
1 steed UBearma.
"And now, my daar. do put on yonr
diamond*,” conUnned poor auntie, flut
tering ronnd me; "you should always
wear gi ms, they bai^a yon.”
"But, snntia, tba diaiMUds aia not
mine,” I began. wiahiAg to gain tlnu to
1 aas akaoat ready, then sad tbare^ to
tsU tha truth. Bnt I pitied auntie aad
“But they will be, my lore, ss soon
as you marry Randolph Heath,” she
"1 shall never marry him,” I answer
"We shall see, my love. Atanyrate,
come down and weloome him. Thai
much is due him at the least.''
This decided me. It was his due. As
we descended to the grand drawing
room where my grandfather's adopM
son awaited na I atopped for a moment
on the ataira and guid around me with
almost a sigh of regret. In a few days
I must go ont from the dear old ^oe
disowned and diainherited. Poor
auntie 1 the blow will fall heavily on
Shutting my hand involantarily over
the'marriage ring upon my finger, I
followed my annt, my heart in my mouth.
A tall figure arose ae we entered and
advanced to meet ni. I heard my
aunt's warm word of weloome and then
I felt my own hands grasped and look
I cried ont in amaaement, for the
atraoger was Herbert Btanley, my newly
"Can I bopu that yon will ever for
give me?” he said with a smile. "lam
Randolph Heath. I have known of the
proviso of yonr grandfather's will for
years. Bat as I wanted yon to love me
for myself, if yon could, I planned to
meet yon last snmmer. Can yon for
give me ?'■
I looked np into his dear, kind face.
"No matter wbo von are, or what yon
planned.” I answered, putting my
band in his, "I forgive yon, for I love
Toen we told the story of onr mar
riage. Annt Mordaunt listened in hor
"An indiscreet thing, tossy the least,
V love,” she said; "yon might have
oommitted a grave mistake. It is all
right, since you’ve married Ur. Heath,
Bnt really, my dears, yon mnst have a
wedding. Yes, in order to preserve the
prestige of the old name, if nothing
more, we really moat have a wedding, i
and marry yon over again.” |
And the did, and it was a most magni
ficent affair. The old Hall waa in a
blaze of light, and crowded with noble
gneats, and I wore point lace and the
old Delmar diauonae.
Bnt I waa not half eo happy as on the
day when I first heard from my hus
band’s lips that he loved me—beard it
that day in his host.
A Party Named Johnson.
One of the patrolmen on Jefferson
avenue was baited yesterday by a atran.
ger who seemed to have had a wrestle
with the tnmblibg-rod of a Ihreshing-
maebine, and who lowered bis voice to
a whisper ai be began :
‘ Can I sreak to yon in strict con
'Well, for instance, if a party named
Johnson, who came here to see the
Knights and the soldiers and have a
good time shonld inform yon that he
bad lost his wafbb. oonld yon do any
thing for him on the qniet ? '
'And if the same party named John
son shonld inform yon that he had lost
a clean hundred dollars, that would be
‘And if this man Johnson shonld
further* add that he had been drunk
twice, had three fights, been licked
three times and was all broke np and a
hundred miles from home witnont a
nickel, yon wouldn’t give it away so
that bis family oonld hear of it T’
'‘Oao't be aovtbiag done for me, cun
‘I hardly think so.”
'I’d better take the dirt road home,
‘And gtadnajly brace np as I gradn-
ally draw near horns 7" ■
"That's the idea.”
"And not have any brass band ont to
asreQade me, nor send on any advanee
word for the bm to amemble. to give
me a pnbllo weboms T’
‘Then I won't. I'll do just as yon
about it I didn’t expect to meet
with any such kindness and sympathy
here, and it affsota me. Let’s ^ke I
It you ever strike Livingston ooonty
inqnke for a party named Johnson, and
be powerful eurefnl to udd that whsn
you met him In Detroit be waa leading
Ihe whole prooesoioo. Where do 1
strike the Howell plank road?"—[Pres
Ibster: ‘ What does Oondillae say
aboBt bratea in the soala ofbsiagr
Scholar: "He says a bmte ia an Imper-
Ject animal” "And what is a man?'
'Man is a perfect bmta."
Na PsM, the apberlsm "BOenaa fe
goldra,” ia not based cm senr. These is
many a professor In a deaf mate aiyhim
who Mnw a good salary without ever
The Lime-Klln Clnb,
"De man who expecks lesa’ of de
world am de one who baa de fewest
oomplaints," said the old man aa the
sound of rattling hoofs died away in the
ball. "De man wbo imagines dat friend
ship will bony money at de bank am
doomed to disappointment Uy friend
may lend me his ahovel, bnt he expects
me to retam hia hoe in good oondi-
ahun. He may inquai’ arter my wife’s
health, bnt it doss' foller dat I kin
turn my chickens into his garden. If I
am sick I doan’ expect de world to stop
movin’ right along. If my nex’ duah
naybur whispers to my wife dat be am
willin’ to lot np wid my corpse he am
doin’ his fnll duty. If I am in want
dat’s nnffln' to de people who have
plenty. If I am in trouble, dat'a nnffin’
to people wbo have snnthin’ co rejoice
ober. De world owes me only what I
can alru. It owes me room to [mss to
and fro. space fur a grave, an* eicb a
funeral ae de ole woman kin pay lor an’
keep de bin full o’ 'tatera. De world's
frieDdahip rednees a msn to rags as
often aa it clothea him in fine raiment
De world’s sympathy bllaters a man's
back aa often as it warms hia heart. De
world's charity excuses the crime of a
boss-thief an’ am horror-atrioken ober
de stealin' of a loaf of bread by an or'
pban. De world promises ebeiythin
an' performs only what am eonvenient
"De man who relies on de honesty of
de publio instead of de vigilance of a
watchdog will have no harvest apples
for sale. De man wbo paaB(.s at each
stage of hia career far de world to
applaud or condemn will becoine a foot
ball fur all men to kick. Expect no
frlendehip to las' beyoud the moment
when you want help. Expeot no sym
pathy to endure longer dan it takes far
tears to dry. Expeot no praise from
men in de same trade."—[Free Ficsa.
The Nongensicality of NplrUiialinm.
The following extract is from a ser
mon on "Modem Spiritnaliam" recent
ly preached in Pittsburg by the Rev.
M. D. Liohliter : " Trouble drives some
men to Bpiritoaliam. The loss of a
loved one makes men frantic, and they
are deluded into consnltlng a medium
to bold commnnication with the de
parted. The epeaker here related the
story of a father wbo had loet hie son
by death. * The young man was the
finest penman at the aohooL Yet the
medium bad the audacity to presentthe
parent with a scrawl, which be said
waa a note sent trom Heaven. The
father sent word to the medinm to tell
the spirit to go to school. After all
Spiritoaiiam ie nonsensical in the ex
trema Think of a spirit coming from
mansions of bliss playing the norebat
under the table, rapping like a drum
mer, breaking dishes and playing a
tune on the gnitar, whereas perhaps the
departed while in the flesh oonld not
tell one note from another. How ia it
that Spiritnaliam is always practiced in
the dark, either in n darkened room or
after sundown ? Beeanae the medinma,
like their master, Satan, love not the
light; they cannot bear inspection
without revealing the impoeition. Like
the wolf, the m^lnma aneak away at
the first dawn of dav. last week a
Spirltnallat, after being exposed in
Erie, fled to Canada. Hegaveaaeanea
Every time be waa bound the roM
came loose. At last an Iriab Bailor
asked leave to tie him. This was
granted, and the Irishman made snob a
eomplieated knot that the medinm
oonldn't eonjnre np a apirit expert
enough to set him looaa He was ex
posed and fled to parte nnknown.
A Belie of Newport.
Clara Belle, in the Oiuoinnati £n
qnirer, says: By far the moat beau-
tifal girl in all Newport at preaent is a
Boston hairdresser. About all the
male admiration iu the entire Casino
Yesterday altemoon was bestowed npoo
ner, and she received it with the nneon-
sdoos grace and dignity of an ideal
dnoheas. Her father wae a bricklayer,
I am *101(1, her mother a waaber-
woman. anil ahe hereeif ended her
sohool^ys at the age of thirteen to
earn her own living. And here she
ie—a bright-akiamJ bmnette, with
big, melting black eyee, an abnndanoe
of jetty hair, regular features, a tall,
aha^y, weli-oarried flgnre, and per-
feoUy ladvUke manners. She works
bnsuT and qolte profitably at home,
but is pow- out for a holiday, and,
when a woman loftily sent for her to
oome and dreaa her hair, meaning an
insult, abe wrota back : " I ragret to
aay that it is impoaaibla I £d not
leave my shop ae long ago as yon did
your slsoghter-house, but I am, for
tbs time being, quite ae far away
The fact was that the woman had,
more thian twenty yean aga bean a
praoUesl worker in the Boston porfc-
peeking bouse iu whkb her busWid
founded bis fortune.
Bchm men, otherwise steady-beaded,
can never keep their bakM in a
Trip lightly over tronble,
Trip lightly over wrong, .
We only make grief double
By dwelUng on U long.
Why clasp voo's hand so tightly 7
Why eigb o’or bloseomadead T
Why eling to forma unaightly ?
Why not seek Joy Instead ?
Trip lightly over eorrov,
niongh all the days bo dark,
Tbe sun may ebioo to-morrow
And gayly ting the lark ;
Fair hope baa not departed,
Tboogb roeee may have fled ;
Then never be down-bearted
But look for Joy initoad.
Trip lightly over aadnesa.
Stand not to rail at doom ;
We've no pearla to string of glsdness
On this side of tbe tomb.
Whilst stare are nightly abining,
And heaven ia overhead,
Bat look for Joy inatoad.
ITEMS OF INTEREST..
Mr. SaOer, the veteran financial editor
of the Philadelphia Public Ledger, who '
recently retired from that position, will
receive aa an honorary pension bis fnll
salary for life.
One of the flneet reaidenoes in Cleve
land, Ohio, is a big atone stmetore,
snrrounded by beantifnl grounds, and
fnll of the costliest famiture and deoora-
tioDS. But the owner dees not now live
there with his family, having been tent
to a retreat for dnnkards, where be is
confined in a barred room.
A law passed by' the last Lsgialatnre
of Massaebuaetts to prevent the sale of
adnlteiated food aod drags went into
effeot on Saturday, August 26. Tbe
enforcement of this law rests with the
State Board ol Health, Lunacy and
Charily, who are given power to expend
annually an amoont not exceeding $3,-
OOO in carrying ont its provisions.
Clsrk A Ryman's Alinstrels declined a
parting demonstration by their friends
on lesving San Francisoo for Australia.
Four important members were, escaping
from creditors and two from wives, and
it was thongbl that modest privacy waa
becoming. Tbe six artists mentioned
were seeinded in tbe bold when tbe
steamer waa searched for them.
Two Philadelphia detectives aoensed
an innocent yonng man of stealing 9100,
and showed him how strong was tba
oircnmatantial evidence against him
Greatly frightened, be paid them 9100
ont of his small savings, and they kepi
half, giving the rest to tbe loser to
settle tbe case. Now tbe original money
has been found where it waa mislaiiL
The beat reason yet advanced for
having Blonday washing day tbe next
day alter Sonday, is bmnae cleanli'
ness is next to godliness.
Out West a man is oonsidsred nobody
unless bo bos "killed hia man.” There
is where young physicians have tbe
advsnlage over the average man in mi
‘•Pa,” said the inquisitive smalt boy,
‘wbat do they mean by anaaimoas f’
'Unanimous, my son, ananimous—ah
-why, when all the men want tbe same
thing, that's onanimoos.'' "Politloiana
is all unanimons, ain't they, pe?” "No,
my eon, not by a jnglalL” "Well, I
don't see why, 'osnse they all wants a
She nid ahe wanted a ticket to Wy
andotte and retnrn, and the pale, gea-
tlemanly agent with tbedaik moustache
aaked as be took up the pasteboard :
"Single?” "It ain't any of yonr bnsi-
ness as I know," ahe responded tartly,
"I might have been married a dosen
timea if Pd a felt like providin' for
some poor, sblfUeas wreok of a man.
'Ma," said a Dallas youth, as he came
skipping into the house, "It's wicked to
take anything, ain’t it T "Tea, my aon,
it ia wicked to take anything, bnt dos.^
be BO bolsterooa.” "Whoop I Well,
I've been awimmln', and don’t aak me
to take a lickin', 'canae it's wicked. I'm
after a piece of pie.” And before bla
parent oonld get bold of a alippor ha
had slipped ont through the pantry
with it and was sicking the dog on to
a soiaMn-grindsr down tbe street. .
Uncle B»a was iodispoaed last wsak.
Ha bad an attack of malaria and fever
and obills and a variety of ailuMBta, and
finally bad to go to a doctor, wbo ad
vised him to Me quinine and wUaky.
Uncle Bone was almoat well again wiUi
the thonghti iff it, aad • iMj or two aM
tbe doctor met him and demandad:
'Wen, uncle, did you take that qutartBa
and whiaky, as I told touP' "Tea,
bees, I deme tmk Ih 1 dons tied de
quinine to de neek o* de bottle aad
orinkt da whisky. I lew H done ae a
heap o' goad, pow’ful heefk"