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J»V ». ANTHONY
JOHN D HAMMOND & CO.
Saddle, Harness, Trunk, and
Collar Mann facta rers,
Wholesale and Retail,
Col Vest Baltimore Street, (Opposite the
R. E. BEST, of N. C.,
HENRY SONNEBORN & CO.,
29; W. Baltimore street, jprner of
Liberty, " ,•
H. £./.iiiibo«i, B. Blimline.
4. Y. Curliu, D. C. Fulton
V • J. F. Bradenbaugh,
CARLIN & FULTON,
Hardware, Cutlery, Guns. &c.,
"No.-0 Sodth HoWuidfitteet,
.*7' t ciftl attention given to orders.
WIN GO ELLEIT oc CRUMP.
Dealt) 8 in
' Boots, Shoes, Trunks &c.,
j;>08 MAIN STIIEtT
Not 111 Carolina trade a speciality
as low as any Ilouee
Noi Ju or South.
June 10 1870 1-y.
Wholesale and ReUul Dealers in
Cenerrl Merchandise, Dry
Goods. Notions Groceries, &c
' Boot* and Shoe 3 a speciality.
», Winwtou N* C. •
July l-*»th 1875, 1-y.
W. Fri».#. Jr. F. Burns, Jr. 2\ 11. Rums
B- W. HILL,
WILSON, BURNS & CO.
Wholesale Grocers and
.10 S. Howard Street, Cor. el Lombard,
We keap constantly on hand a large and
woll assorted stock of OBOCBBIEI;, suitable for
the Idoathern aivd Western trade. We solicit
consignments of CoonfßT PRODUCE, such as
tVtof, Feathers, Ginseng, Beeswax, Wool,
Dried Fruit } Fws, Skins, dee. Our facilities
tir doing Business are such as to warrant
quick f.:le3 and prompt returns. All orders
will lii:ve oar prompt attention.
nxy WM. S. ROBERTSON,
X W ATKINS & COTTRELL,
VVOfITERS AND JOBBERS OF
r ftardware ) Cutlery, &c.
bAULERY OOODS, Bolting Cloth
' Gum Packing and Belting,
O ICO7 MAIN STREET,
A l-1* RICHMOND. VA
Sato'l A. S. Kyle, Sam'l P. NeLiis,
Zcmar Holly day, H. L. Duva/l.
Wail. 8. RAMSEY, North Carolina.
Dinsmore & Kyle,
Grocers and, Oominiasion
No 156 3t Pr.ut Street,
May Ist 18*5 12-m.
Devoted to the Development of the Social and Mtiterihl Interests of thin Section.
BANBURY, N. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17,. 1876.
Is it rainy, little flower 1
Be glad of rain;
Too much of sun would wither thee—
'Twill shice again.
The clouds are very black,'tis true,
But just behind thera shines the blue!
Art thou wary, tender heart?
Be glad of p iin ;
In sorrow sweetont things will grow,
Like flowers in rain.
God wntches, and thou will; have nun
When clouds their perfect work have done.
s. » "Work. •
The stranger who entered was an
old man, thick and eliort; his hnirwas
long and white, and iron-gray whis
kers covered his face. His heavy
brows hung over keen, piercing eyes,
which, though covered by green gog
gles, lost none of their sharpness.
He placed his heavy, gold-headed
cane in the corner, and, as Franks ad
vanced to meet him, lifted his hat po
litely to the company.
"This, is Mr. Paterson, what done
up the will thar," said Franks, as he
placed a chair at the table for him .
"he can tell you all about it, I guess.
The boss suid I was to send for him
right away if anything should hap
pen ; 60 I put it on the wires last
But the gentleman had very little
to tell. He had only known Mr. An
derson slightly; had met him a few
times and had beeu his lawyer only a
few months; that lie had received a
notice from the deceased on the tenth
of January last, requesting him to
come lo Wycoff immediately, which
h« did, and th'efre and then had writ
ten a will, leaving his entire property
lo one Gershom Anderson, etc. He
identified the will as the one he had
written on the twelfth, at Robert An
derson's dictation. That for reasons,
which he did not explain, Mr. Auder-
Bon had requested that his stay should
be short in Wycoff, and that he, James
Patoraon, should keep the writing of
the will strictly confidential.
Mr. Paterson further stated that
when he arrived at Wycoff that it was
eight o'clock in the night, but that he
had gone direct f' om the station house
to Mr. Anderson's residence, and there,
in the presence ot only this man
Franks, the will had been written—
which was only two days before Mrs.
Marah never oue took her eyes off
the speaker. Slowly the truth forced
itself upon her, and with one long,
bitter cry, she fell tainting in Mrs.
Fentris' arms The t ordeal through
which she had passed had been too
much for her ; exhausted nature gave
way, and fbr weeks the child luy at
She came forth from her sickness
only a shadow of her former self, and
more painfully sensitive than beiore.
Mrs. Anderson had rcarod Marah
after her own fashion ; indeed, she had
been her only teacher. She herself
was talented aDd refined, and Marah
was as much like her as it was possi
ble to model one. She hardly seemed
to her mother a child, ior she had few
of the habits and no taste for the usu
al sports of childhood. Studious and
strangely serious, she cared for noth
ing but books and the society of her
mother. She was far too precocious ;
her mind digested too rapidly~ior one
of her age. Sciences that should*have
puzzled more mature brain, were
learned with an indomitable will by the
little, indefatigable student, until the
mind grasped and masticated it thor
Haised in a home of luxury and
weulth, acoustomed to having every
wish gratified as soon as expressed,'
taught to be proud and fastidious, the
idea of the life she must henceforth i
lead, the sphere phe would now fill, _
stung her and made her very oSist
ence. hateful to her! L
She brooded all
until a wild I'abellioo arose in her soul
and withered ad that was once fr»eh
and pu»e. I.ike the awful typhoon,
it left only wrecks behind, and a heart
full of buried hopes! , JS "*
With a cruel pleasure to herself,
she refused to remain one day longer
at Mrs Fentris' house after
once with Franks in his cabin.
After the first wild outburst of
frenzy and denial, she accepted her
fate with .the stoic indifference, out
wardly, of an Indian. She never en
tered the house, once all her own, af
ter she learned the truth. Her father
passed in and out, but she never cross
ed the threshold again. She refused
the fifty dollars given, and all of
Franks' persuasions and threats were
alike powerless to move her to accept
The watch Franks appropriated at
once; the pictures were packed and
given into Mrs. Fentris' keeping. The
rings in her ears, a pin, which held
tho likeness of Mr. and Mrs. Ander
son, together with her wardrobe, was
all the girl kept. All of her books
were left in the large old library, or iif
her own room at the Hall—all, exeppt
her mother's Bible ; she had
to Doctor Fentris', and when her things
were brought from there she
among them. She could not part with
it, too; so, kissing it, she laid it back
in her trunk to keep as a memento of
the life that was gone !
To Franks the child was a mystery.
She never spoke save when addressed,
ftn'd nSver Him fattier
forced to do so. She would sit for
hours, her eyes fixed in a dreamy way
upon the fire, forgetful of his pres
ence. She never read now, and her
drawings were gathered up and hid
from sight. She shrank from Franks
as a sensitive flower from the rude
hand that would crush it. He read
the disgust aud the child's dislike ioo
plainly ; and to puni*h her, forced her
to do many things that were exceed
ingly bitter. He sent her to buy all
the commodities which they used in
their small household, and cross and
fretful did he become if she failed to
make what he would term a "good
Every other morning she had to go
to the market house for their vegeta
bles and meats; and often and many
wert the rude jokes made at her ex
pense by those gathered at the door.
Sometimes she grew to desperation at
the jeers she met, aud with a deiiant
strength, born for the moment, turned
upon her tormentors with a fierceness
that lor the time left her in peace ;
then, with a proud bitterness, she
walked thruugh the streets, the heavy
basket on her arm, as haughtily as if
she was still the rich man's daugliHefT"
aud not the child of his hireling !
Then again, bhe felt utterly humili
ated and hung her head ~in childish
shame to hide the tears which clutg
to the curling lashes, as she performed
her menial task
She had been with Franks two
months, and, to his astonishment, had
never uttered one word in regard to
the circumstances which made her
Mrs Anderson's adopted child; But
to-night as she sat before the fire,
whose fitful light was reflectod in the
large, thodghtful eyes, she turned sud
denly toward Franks, who sat oppo
site, smoking, aud said earnestly :
The man started at the name, and
looked up quickly.
"Fathei, who was my mothor—my
own mother? Tell me all about it,
"Well," and he blew a cloud ofi
smoke from his lips and watched it,
curl in blue rings above his head ;
"ehe was my wifo, course !"
VOf course; but will you bfe kind
enough to tell me her fate after she
became your wife J" and she drew
herself up with the impatient gesture
of a tragedy queen. •
"Don't be so fierj and I'll soon tell
you all there is to tell. S&e was a
ballot dancer. Alf! me, she was as
ipretty a.little black-eyed thing as you
| eter saw ; but she w«s never afi'Qng,
. JT. fadtur
away like, and when you were six
months old she died. I was powerful
cut up when I knew she had gone for
ever, and left me with only you in all
the world to love or care for. She
died on Saturday, and when Monday
morning came I did not know how to
manage ; I could not leave you alone
in our attic, so I just laid you in a bas
ket and shut you up in my hack, and
drove out. You see, that was how I
made my living—driving a hack.
Well, by and by a lady and gentle
man stopped me; they wanted to be
| taken to the next block. They were
surprised to see you already in there.
I told them you hud no mother, and
that was the only moans I had to take
caie of you, as I was not able to hire
6ome one to keep you; When they
got to their stopping place I opened
the door to holp them out; and there
you sat on the lady's lap playing with
the-gentleman's watch, which he hold
beiore you. This is the identical one.''
And Franks drew out the watch from
his pocket arid scanned it admiringly."
"Go on, please!" said Marah, in a
"Well, they wanted to adopt you.
I was poor aDd they were rich. They
proimsGd great thiAgs, atid gtiv& nfe
name of the hotel at which they
were staying, so if I made up my mind
to part with you I'd know where to
find them. I thought of it all night
and in the morning took you round to
them, and they you have kept you
ever einoe. 1 hero, now, you know
all. I kept my eyes on you; and
though they brought you hero, a thou
sand miJds from the city you were born
in, I followed to see that no harm
came to you."
And so her mother was a ballet
dancer, and the sweet-faced being
whose Bmile of approbation was her
greatost reward, was only a stranger ;
and the man who BO fervently asked
God to "bless and shield his child" had
no right to c»ll her rso, save from adop
tion ! She did not utter her thoughts
aloud, but closed her lips with tho old,
peculiar pressure which told that the
"iron was doing its work—that the
probing had touched the quick."
Franks cast fugitive glances at her
now and then, but with all his worldly
cunning he could read nothing in the
qbiid's face, which was as delicate and
beautiful as a flower. Even to this
rough man there came a fit similitude.
That morning in the green-house he
had found a lovely lily, which hung its
head and closed itt white, pure petals.!
lie raised it carefully, but there was
nothing to tell him why it withered
until he removed the earth from its
stem ; and then he saw that tho poi
son had reached the roots ! The flow
er had been placed at a small crevice,
unnoticed before, and the icy breath of
old winter Mid ohilled it to death ! Ko
misfortune and sorrow had boiled the
ohild, and now his cruelty w'buld drtig
the pride from the chilled heart, and
leave it to wither and die!
A look of pity, if such a thing were
possible to those eyes, crepl up and
trembled a moment there; but just
then Marah turned and he saw that
that her eyes weye full of tears They
seemed to harden him, for he said in
an impatient tone of voice :
"What is the matter, pray? I hate
a whining baby ; and you've got to
come out of all your high ways, and
> ..j e »
the sooner the better. I have been
trying to get along easy like, on ac
count of the notions you was brought
up on, but I'll be-dogged if I can
stand too many a'ra!"
She did not reply ; a bitter answer
trembled on her lips, but she crushed
it back and loo'ced in the fire as if she
had not heard him.
He caught her rudely by the arm,
and she «aw that he had been driak
; ing, though he was not
y#c. ■■ 1 " ' ' v '"*
"Have you lost your tongue, Miss?
Speak, I say!"
"No; but I would to God I had,
and not only my tongue, but that my
life had gone out forever ere I learned
that X was your child! A father I
blush to own—one I must forever
loathe and hate. God pity me l M
The curling of the lip, the startled
indignant Hash of the dark eyes as she
gazed upon him, her delicate nostrils
expanded with scorn, told too well of
a fiery, inflexible spirit which would
not broo'v reproof just yet from one
she had been taught to regard as a
I servant. A crimson flush swept over
Franks' swarthy face, and he raised
his arm to strike her; then, with a
muttered curse, dropped it again.
"You shall pay for this, to your
sorrow !" he hissed; and as 'she met
his look of hate and rage, an unde--i
fined sonse of pain and desolation sent *
a cold chill to the girl's heart. Q
[CONTINUED NEXT WTIEK.j J
—— * «
Happiness and Humility.
Some time since, I took up a
work purporting to be the livos of :
sundry characters as related by them
selves.' ,Two, of these characters agreed
in remarking that they were never
happy until they ceased striving to be
great men. This remark struck me,
as you know the most simple remark
will strike us when heaven pleases. It
occurred to me at once that the mOstCi
of my sufferings and sorrows were oc
casioned by my unwillingness to be
nothing, which I am, and by conse
quent struggles to be something. I
saw if I could but cease struggling*
and consent to be anything or noth
ing, just as God pleased, I might be
happy. You will think it strange that
I mention this as a new discovery. In
one sense it is not new. I had known
it for years, but I now saw it in a new
light. My heart saw it, and consented
to it; lam comparatively happy. -My
dear brother, if you can give up all
desire to be great, and ieel heartily
willing to be nothing, you will be hap
py, too. —[Dr. Payson.
Have You Enemies ?
Go straight on, and do not mind
them. If they get in your way, walk
around them, regardless of their epitei
A man who has no enemies is seldom
good for anything ; he is made out of"
that kind of material that is so easily
worked that every one has a hand in
it. A sterling charaoter is one wh«v
thinks for himself', and speaks what
he thinks, and he is always BU*qto
make enemies. They are as necessaty
to him as froth air; they keep him
alive and active. A celebrated char
acter who was surrounded by enemas
used to reuntrk, "They are sparks,
which, if you do not blow, will go on*'
of tjiemselres." "Live down preju
dice," was the -Iron Duke's motfo.
Let this be your feeling while endeaw
onug to live down the scandal of .these
who are bitter against you.* - ;If you
stop to dispute, you do as they.desire,
and open the door to more abuse. Let
the poor fellows talk ; there will be *
reaction if you but perform youp duty,
ond hundreds who were once alienated
from you will flook baok to you'-oad
acknowledge their error. i>
- r . I .1 Jl* UM
Wit is the god of a moment, but
genius is the god of agea. '- *