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patronage lovin me Jieretofon;, I pledge
myself in tlie-future, as I have tried to
do in the pat4 to treat everybody right
and give them the worth of their
uonev. Very respectfully.
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CHAPEL
"WRECKED.
. EDITH K. Sl-SSIOXS.
A fleecy sky, a stretch of beach,
A Ashei's cot on the shore. j
A VMouiairs face at the window, i -
A 'child at the open door. i
Af stift; sJinart breeze and dancing waves,
lA sail far out on the 'deep, !
A ship that, o'er the rolling jea,
. Right joj ously on doth leap.
Down at the inn, the sailors hold .' '
' The juice of the .vineyard qnaif:
Fjxm tlie fisher's cot lloacs a joyful song
iAntl the sound ot a baby laugh. '
A. wet, blavk uJglit.and a driving storm
" With the wind abroad .on the wayjL's.
Which sweeiing from an rtngiy sea
Are ike yawning, gapiiig graves.
-Within the cot all wa'rntartd briglit, -
The baby sleeiis in its nest,
A uhite-faccd woman sobs aiid prays,
V-Help. Lord! Thv will k best,
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A dinugrej- dawn and a sullen :sky.
A wreck cast up on the-shore; j.
A breaking heart in the fisher's cot
A ship is lost and nothing more.
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Ji V : CARQLIS E - E. TKESTOX.
3Ir. James Pendleton ,of the firm
of Briggs tfc Pendleton,', commission
merchants, was sitting 'in his counting-room
when 'a '' telegram was
brought in. .
Il related to an important busi
n ess transaction with, a party in
Montreal. The contents of the dis
patch were certainly of a jiuzzling
chaVacler, lor Air. : Pendleton looked
nfuchMisturbed. : '-y'.
4It' will tc 'necessMry, that one of
us go on to Montreal immediately,17
;Ycs, I suppose so," was the reply.
Will you go ?" .
vJ can't possibly get away just .at
present," 'sahlthc senior partner.
I should be quite relieved if you
would-no." .1
This, Mr. Pendleton agreed tolo,1
and ii haste- was required, he went
iiou-.e at once to pack his valise, and
lake-the train which started in two
hours Irom that time.
Arrived at home he looked for his
wileijuC in. vain. ...
'Where's your mistrcssBridget?"
he demanded hurriedly'of the ser
vant. ' - . ;
. Shuro'sir, she's gone to spend the
dav w-id her mother in Brookliiie'
"Are ypu sure she's going to spend
the day 'r" inquired Mr. 'endletou. f
'That's what she said; share. The
old ladv's took sick wid a sevarc cold,
and she sent ior the misthress."
"That's awkward," thought Mr.
Pendleton. "I shall have to go off
without saying good-bye to my wile."
It may be mention ed that Mr. and
Airs. I'endletoii had been married
but a year,' and' this was their first
separation. Teh years later lit
woulft not have made so much dif
ference: . ' ...
However, 'business is imperative,
and Mri Pendleton was obliged to
be content with " scribbling a short
note which he desired Bridget to
give to her mistress as soon as. she
returned. lie then packed his valise
and hurried down to the train.
Let lis follow Air. Pendleton to
the station. He Avas just, about-to
enter the cars$ when a gentleman,
with a lady on his armcame up, and
accosted him. V l"
-"IIoV do - yon do, Mr. Gray ?"
said Mr." Pendleton. : j r
"Well, tliank you. j Let me intro
duce' my wife's sister, Miss Wade."
3lr. Pendleton bowed. .
Y'Miss Wade is about going 'to
Montreal," explained Mr. Gray. "I
wish you were going alsov that I
might put her under your protec-
tion " . ; f . Ar
i SbI am going there"; said Mr.
Pendleton.' v " ,
: "Indeed I that's lucky.: Would you
object to taking charge of a compan
ion ?? ,
rr-, , . -V- - A !L 'v. -L. ' ;
, HI3L, N. O., ;ST1JRD 1 JU15: 1S78.
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"I shall be delighted, I ami sure,'
said Mr. Pendleton, bowing politely."
"I am extremely obliged to you,"
said Miss Wade. "I fear I shaU'be
a burden."
"Far from it," responded the mer
chant politely ! "I consider myself
fortunate in iihvihg company."
Here Mr. Gray took his leave and
Mr.Pendleton cnterfid the car with
the lady in question,' : f ,
A few seats back of him was a
spinster Miss Jane Higgins,, ivhq
was acquainted with the Pendletons.
I With much surprise she saw Mr.
Pendleton conversing ! familiarly
v;ith Miss Wade. She. pricked up
her ears, and managed to hear so
much of the conversation.
VWhen do your think ;ve shall get
to Montreal ?" asked;Miss Wade.
"lowards evening, I think;'" re
sponded Jlr. Pendleton. . ; !
"Good gracious !" thought Miss
Iliggins, "can j it be .they are eldp-
mg(., It certainly looks like it. I
wonder; whether Mrs. Pendleton
knows anything about it. I don'
believe she does, for I saw her yes
terday, iand she said nothing aboui
it. I declare I've a good mind to def
fer-my journey and go and tell hcrl
Poor thing ! she certainly ought to
know it.1" ' i ' . .;i 1
Alter a moment's reflection, Miss
Iliggins decided-' to carry "out her
dea.. , ; .-; j : . . : ::.
: jller sister must look for her in vain
hat dav. She felt she had a dutv
ih'at she.ouuhtfto oerform
She rung the bell at Air. Pen die-"
on's. Brhlge, came to thejdoor.
"Is Mrs: Pendleton at home?"
asked tlie spinster. . . '1 -
"Xo-marm. j She's wid her mother
"Does she know that her husband
has gone to Montreal ?"
"Xq ma'am he vent very suddenj.
He left:!a bit qf a' note for themis
ihress." '- . ".r ;-
: It looks very snspicioits." thought
MissTliggins. Shall I go to Brook ,
line ?? Yes, I wilb . It .will! be a sac
rifice, but friendship Remands it." ; .
An hour later Airs. Pendleton
who was " sitting with her mother,
was told that a lady wished to see
her. . . . ' '! "
- She went below, i , i
Oh entering the drawing roqm
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she looked with some .surprise at
Miss Iliggins. The latter lady was
evidently in a slate of excitement.
"What is it ?" exclaimedj Mrs. Pen
dleton in alarm. What lias hap
pened ? Has anything befallen my
husband?"' ' l
VI am afraid there has,'! laid Miss
Higgins solemnly.
"What is it? In mercy? tell me,"
exclaimed the wife, 'clasping her
hands.
"He's gone- to
Alontteal,".an-
noun'ced Miss Iliggins
"Gone to Montreal !" repeated the
wife in surprise. V'I suppose, then,
he is absent dn! business." ' j
"Perhaps so,":' said Aliss Iliggins
coughing significantly. ; .
"What do you 'mean? I insist
upon an explanations" ! ; j ,
"I saw him go off," said the spin
ster slowly:
"Well?"
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Mrs. Pendleton's face, as she said
this, wore a mystified 100k.
"There was some one went with
i -i .!;-.'
him,"' -; . : ;..-., ,; ;
"Was it bis partner ? ! 1;
"No, Mrs. jPendleton, I am sorry
to say, it was not. his partner." J
"Who. was it then? Tell me at
I
once.
"I was a; lady!" said Miss Ilig
gins with emphasis. " j
"Do you think-?" (gasped Mrs.
Pendleton. .
"Yes, I do," .was the reply.
"I don't believe it," said the wife,
her confidence in her husband re-
turning. '
"I saw them myself. He wasvery
attentive I should say devoted in
his Ki'anncrs. Besides why should
he go off without felling you V" 1
"True, true;" said Mrs. Pendlelon
sobbing. O, how could lie- deceive
me so? But, perhaps," she said
brightening up, " he left some word
at the house, I must go back and
see." .;. - j : -;
'o .1 would," chimed iri Bliss
Iliggins.' . "I will go with you, my
poor friend. In this trial I wil
tarid by you, eost what it may."
Mrs. Pendleton excused hersel
to her mother and went home.
Bridget handed her her husband's
detter.
It was very ' brief audi read as
follows:.
"Dear Maria: A sudden busi
ness call obliges , nie to croUO Mon
treal by the next:train.. I am jsorrv
I can't say good-bye. T. can't tell
how long I shall be goneW-probably
not very long, l.hope you will not
miss me very much. ! y
, .Your affectionate husband,
' S James PKxbLETox'
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' "He says it is business" said 'Mrs.
Pen d leton , t rium phan tly
Miss Iliggins coughed
"I suppose the lady has. gone qn
business also," said she sarcastically.
jAgain the poor 'wile's heart sunk
within her. .
' "What oughts to do ?" she asked;
"Shall I tell you what I
"I wish you would."
would do ?"
j Then,' said Miss Iliggins "I
would pursue them at once. 1
shouldn t rest till !I ' had found out
what his "business was that calls him
away without leaving him a chance
to s4S good-bye to the
bosom."!
wife of his
M iss Iliggins-; worked
up
Mrs
'on'
Pendleton: to a pitch of
excitement,
in whicr:"rrrT"1"af:
The next train carried Mrs. Pen
dleton as a passenger; bound for
Monti eal. She had scarcelv taken
, . - . j -
her seat- when a gentleman came to
her. Mrs: Pendleton took a seat
without noticing the genllemaii who
occupied; the, other half of it She
wa aroused his "good morning,
Mrs-PendJeton." '
"Good morning, Mr. Pay," she said
recognizing him. ;
"Arc you going far, may I ask ?"
"To Montreal," answered .the
wile, hesitatingly.
- "So am I. ,1 shall be happy to
serve as . your escort if you have
none." ... '
This arrangement Mrs. Pendle
tonj who had never before travelled
alone gladly assented to. Little by
little she took Mr. Fay into her coh
fidenee, until he offered to assist her
in her search for her husband.
Arrived at- Montreal, Mr. Fay
found a comfortable boarding place
for Mrs. 1 Pendleton, .and himself
went tb a hotel. . . ,
. The next morning he called upon
the lady, and proposed ja yilk. They
might i possibly fall in with her; de-
linqucnt husband. ' . j
-Meanwhile Mr. Pend
leton had re-
signed the charge of Miss Wade to
a brother who met her at the. depot,
and, putting up' at a hotel, pro
ceeded to transact ' the business
which brought him to the city.
- Returning from this .errand his at
tention was drawn to a lady who was
walkinc- in front of hu-n on the side-
walk. .,' . ' 1 ' -y-- '
" "How much that looks like my
wife ?" he thought to himself.
lie quickened his pace out of curi
osity that he might hear her voice.
"Good Heaven !" he ejaculated, "it
must be she, and with Air. Fay, too.
Is it possible that she has been false
to me ? I will confront her."
Mrs. Pendleton 'felt a touch upon
her shoulder, and! turning- beheld
her husband gazing sternly at her.,
. "Oh James 1" she Raid, bursting
into tears. -
"Good heavens, Maria I" he said
in anguish. "How could you make
up your mind to run away ,witn that
man
r
"Iluh away I exclaimed Mrs. itn
dleton aghast. :J;Yqu. don't 'believe
that .r ;
"Then why jare you here with
him .?" demanded - Mr. Pendlelon
sternly. v ' ' . r .
- "Because," rhe. said sobbing, "I
heard that yoi'i ran away with An
other woman How could you -do
so, James TT , ' . . j -
, Her husband. burst into a heartv
laugh. The" ludicrous rnisunder
staudiug burst upon him. ' .
Ah explanation ensued, which; en
tirely 'relieved Mrs. Pendlelton (of
her fears. She remained with her
husband till ho - returned, and sensi
bly concluded never again to be'
jealous of ! him .without good propf.
When Miss Iliggins made her next
call she was so coldly received trfat
she was not tenvpted to .repeat it. I
A YOUXG LADY'S ; STIlAXGjK
j-; MALADY: j ,
One of 'the .strangestf -and mdst
startling cas'es of suicides ever chron
icled occurred V at Alton, 111., re-
eently. Ilad such an incident befn
employed by Wilkie Collins in-one
of his dramatic novels, the world
would have laughed at . itas-a wild
impr'obabilityj of that fertile novel
ist s brain. lut this sad; occurrence
is only one more illustration of tlie
old saying, "truth is' stranger than
fiction." Miss Christy, who rcsideil
at Upper Alton, was a young lady
of more than ordinary beauty and
gifted ' wH.br intellectual .abilities of
no mean rank. Refined, courteous
and cultured in her manner, she Avon
the love of a large circle of friends.
one naa. oeen amictecr ior tiie past
few months with a most. extraordi
nary phenomenon. - Her head wa5
oa if mvriads of beesr. flies and crcata,
or other winged insects', were puii
curing her and encircling her head
with an eternal, everlasting buzz
buzz 1 buz.z.l . This ' constant Alruim
min?r:and buzzing must have beeii.
an unspeakable ,aj:ony tq such a sen
sitive creature. 1 he imaginary in
sects.pursued here very where eyerj
step she took she was aecompanieo
by ths awfill di umming; and hor
rible buzzing. The tortures she suf
fered must have, been inconceivable
from morn to night, from day to day
and week to week, the inexorable
fates encircled her fast weakening1
brain closer and closer' with an inj
Visible Tins; eaclfelink of which was
a pitiless 'buzz. Finally the young
lady's torments became unenduTable
and in a moment of uncontrollable
A violont, emotion ALiS
Ohristv ran from the house into th
the hack card'eji tnd jumped dclib
erately into the well; determined a
least to rid herself ofVthat mcessanl
buzz, a torture -that rivalled tht
tabled tortures of Tantalus. Hel
was immediatclyat hand, but befort
the distvacted lady could he rescued,
from the well life was extinct. ;
- TO GIRLS. : v;
i Never marry a man who has only?
his love for you to recommend him.
It is vJry fascinating, but it does not
make . the man. - If he isnot other-
wise whatt he should be, you tvin
5
never 1 be happy. The most pcrfect'J
man who did' not love .you should;
lievr be your husband. But tliough
marriage . without love is terrible,, -
love only wili not do:-: If the man js
dishonorable tb other men, or mean,
or given to aiiy .viqe,
the time will
come when' you will , either loathe
i,ri rr sink to hisUevel. Vlt i is hard
11I1U V. - . J .
to romember, amidst kisses and
praises, that there is anything efse in
the world .to 'be done or . thought of
but love-making; but the days of
life are many, and the husband must
be trusted a companion," a friend,
as well as a lover. Many a girl has
married a man whom she knew to
be anything but' good, "because hq
loved her so." And Ahe flame has
died out on the hearthstqne of home
before long, and beside it there has
been silting one that she could never,
hope w-ould lead her heavenward
or who, if she followed him as a
wife should, .1 would guide her steps
to perdition. Marriage is a solemn
thing a choice for life ; be careful
in tbi rhoosm?v .' - . 'V
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THE KIXG AD .TIIE
CAR
DEXTER. '
A
Victor IKnianueL
was passionately!
As he wasfsliooti
loud of hunting.
ing o.no. day in thd
r.eighbprhqod 0
Rome-, he eut up al
hare, aiV which hd
fired. 4 Al the sami inomcnt ariqthci
shot w?s heard; fired by astout
burgher who , was also ( engaged, in
the pursuit of, game. V."I 'itliftt tth'
"are," s.-jid the Kin. -"Away with
O'pu, sirq said tq ma)i- '"aii fbqi
can say, thit.-jr "I belongs to mcf,
and I wil
take it !j' cried tWKmg
"I would
iiKC to fsee you: ' shouted
the other.
flic King doubled his
lit I .,!' 1 i
fists, his
rage, and
small, eyds sjiarkled with
a regular 'scunle ensued, int
which sniaa-t blows wcro r-iVen and
received ;
but the
conqueror of tho
two Msiciles f.reinailicd victor, The
van q uished, li uh te r
took to flight, b(-
stowing, as he went, epithets the re-
verse of complimelntary)Dn his antag
onist. Arrived atljthc southern gaus
of ' the cityvthe jiving, ordered thlo
commandant to ti-ace;thc conquercji
burgher. to his home, and o find cut
who he was. It tin ned out that ho
" ' ' ' i "t ' 'I '' - "T t
was a respeetnble master-earpentqr
near the Porte def Popolo, I By the
royal command a
aniarid a J carriage was sent
carnage was sent
to his house,-f;and
he was
iu formed
that: the
King wished to See hint.
The honest -.man couhP not compre
hend t he ! meaning of the Veqiiisitioii
and, with beating heart, recKhcd on
tiitj silken cushions. Arrived at thlo
palace, he recogriiiiedj to his- horror,
his late adversary in. the Kmg him
self. "Mr.tSaivini," said ttie Kin,
"I have requested jyou to come here,
because in the hare some'.gfains of
shot which! I never use ' have been
found. We verj3 both in thi. Htrhtl:
I the ' hare I together." And I himself
throwing open the dining-saloon,
coVers fof two were seen, between
wilich smoked the contended-fqr
hare.,1
A MEDICAL MONKEY.
4.n Orientar correspondent v of a ,
London journal1 says he once sawa ,
monkey hohling'Va snake by - tbe( .
throat and rubbing its hoac in o '
dirt, but as: the -ground was moist
and damp the snake was not I readily
killed by this mode tof punishment.
Every noV and then the monkey ,
would look most knowirrgly in. the
face of the reptile' to see if it was
dead, and in the course of oho of
these investigations the monkey rts-
i ' ! i' 'i'r.'rxi- riii L 1
ceiveu a severe
bite. This mado
hdf speedily dis
him angry', and
patched the' snake, but its coils had
lordly 'relaxed before the .monkey ;
reeled and fell prostratej and apiia- .
rently in all" the i agonies . of death
and poison. J3y this time an aged
looking monkey arrived on the scene, ..
and'afteii examining the bodies of
thve snake and its victim, ho immedi
ately started for some neighboring
bushos, where he collected a few
leaves of the plant kho vn .ai the rfcd
cherita, These he rapFdly and skill-
jjy fasljiiqned into a sortj ofill,
w'hiclf he ad nTrnislered to. his snake:
bitten - cQ:nija'nioiii;w'hv68peidily; TQ'
vived and walked off, with his physr.
can . j ' j I'.Mv
Two SriiKS- Remembci! that all .
question?! nave iwopuiu, mhu is iuy
rightlside, the otlierthe wrAug side
one ide of iustice. If you! take the; -
right side, j'thsp just .Vide, ultimately; N
r i. .- . - i
men however miieh; theyjmay" op-j
plose yon, revile you, will come to
your support. Earth with all its
powers wili .work with you and for ,
you, and heaven jis j pledged to con- .
duct you to complete su :ces. j If
you take the other side, tl ere is no a
power sin; earth or Heaver that can
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