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ACHILLAS and lWHASOLS that
If r ,r0111 '
V!r i!Hl at price
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mouev. come to
von w-ilf find
to suit evcry-
auM;r t,e pil,iie r tlie liberal
t,vJ?re Jnvi n me heretofomr I plelre
j, 'Ytl 'he future, as I have tried to
nM( It; to treat every bwly right
mipv flMrT, the TfOTth their
' Very rrsetfnlly.
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TWO LI PILE MICE.
Out in the field, one Autumn dav ?
nen ine ianncr w:is sronii": iua lrnun
Two little ny mice tceurc from his
- si "lit, i -
Were working away with their' main
and their miht. ,
In helping to store this gniin awaj-,
)ur motto is, -little by, .little,'? said ther.
So they huMjy w orked, as the hours flew
Till their ntle of jrrain was larn-o hm
tv. . I
m. . '
While tlie'faniiwvnbn nloildeit awn v.
Till tlm'raiii wYis stored at the close
ilay. i-. . , r
Wise miee prepare for he future,"' sail'
V Full Line of Iomerie MM hleaehed " 1 , mu e IM1:" ir t'e future, sjut
..aunMeaehedSIIEETIXt;. PILLOW . t hc.v;, ! , . . '
7K C.. LAKE (tEOKOE . A. As tIl(,y thou-ht ot many a cold Win
IKIVYSJIEETIX04-4. LOXSDALE 'rday. : .
J lie farmer took wife and showed her
the "rain. ,
All safely stored from
rain, I . '
,the now or the
While two littl5 mide t'rom their hole in
the wall; . , i
Carefully watched and saw and heard
all., S !
-We worked as hard as you did to-dav.
Anil are much obliged for the grain,'1
said thef. " , j
..V.rL- 'i -:
Tlie sun was setting behind the
hilts of Maldon one June evenino;,
- I 4
when an acrobat with his wife was
seen plodding along the road.
They were w eary and sad. . The
acrobat himself was a man about
dark, complexion, with
: hair curling over his
forehead, jllis eyes ?were black and
piercing, and there was something
in his look which bespoke a nature
above tfhat if a mountebank. .
His w ile
was somewhat younger.
ah infant child at her
' hi cast. SI
e, loo, nail tue appear
- i . t
nice of a person superior to her lot,
ami ner J:f;e was comely to look
. . ... . . t .
Almost Opposite, to him. was, IheJ
rate way of a iron tl email's
nearer and looked
he saw between
thirty children, in holi
playing upon the lawn
before an old and spacious mansion.
The acrobat's eyes kindled as he
looked' in jut the bevy of holiday
makers, Here was a grand chance
tor him.', j " '
Had there been any one there
whose permission he could have
asked he would have done so. But
there was no'-one but the children
themselves; and therefore, address
ing one of 1 the oldest, he asked her
if they would like to see some of his
feats. Thi girl smilingly repliod
that they would.
And now the eyes of wonder
opcnei 1 as! wide as: ihey could go!
And so intent was the little audience
inwatchiug the acrobat, and so in
tent was j)uval in catching his brass
balls, that none of tlmm .perceived
that Sir . William Windus was ap-
with his gamekeeper. He
came forward with rapid strides,
and when within a few: paces of
Duval he called out to him in a
voice of thunder: i
"Vagabond I how dared you enter
here?" , , ' '
For a; moment "Duval stood as
tounded and dumb 'at this sudden
interruption He saw before him a
gentleman much taller than himself,
in shootiug coat aud boots, with a
felt hat Miarro-shouldered, - his
bearing that of an aristocrat, with a
strong dash of a bully, j ; r
"Comc;pack up your trumpery,
aiid: begone," said the baronet.
T' meant iio offense, your honor ;
nor to bai rn any one or anything be
longing tb yon. I saw the children
andmade bold to enter, thinking it
would please them to see my "
"Ohj.tnat's'a very old story," said
the baronet. "When thieves and
gipsies prowl abont gentlemen'
parks we ail. know that iieir ic
Uods areperfectly innoceBtT7 ;
"Do yon call roe a thief, air de
manded Dnval, ki dark cheek col
oring and his eyes flashing fire.
Sir William, saw the fieice spirit
that was 'struggling in the acrobat's
breast. He felt that he cool a not
bear the steady gaze he fixed
him, and that his proud; and
1 :..: I.
oearing nature had ! met its nf
His blood boiled with vnsre
' Impudent villain !" he :at lak ex
claimed, staminncr on the orAmid
"do you dare to beard me, to brow
beat me' with your insolent look ?
Take; that!" And lifting his arm
he brought down his whip; with a
thud upon, the acrobats back that
could be- heard 's-far oftya f-ihe
lodge. .: ' I.- " ; j. -4 .
, ' . CJ - - O I
Mad with1 rageV; frenzied with in-
suit,. Duval' Avith' a tiger snriiio-
rushed at the ; baronet j and diarly
would Sir William have paid lot his
rash act if the acrobat could buly
have had one blow at hira, delivered
with the nt odiffiouB strength of his
muscular arm and athletic shoulders
But as Duval rushed forward, Leo
one ol the hounds, sprang upon the
acrobat and intercepted his attack.
"Down,' Leo. down I" cried Sir
William, and the, dog spraug away
from the man and sat down by his
master's side. i !'..' i
"iNow put him out,' '. said the bar
onet, as' he turue'd away and walked
off to ward the hall. ! !
, "It's no use making any more
fuss-about iti" said the" good-natured
gamekeeper as Duyal sprang 'upon
his feet, his face and I hands covered
with dust , and blood. "You were
wrong in the beginning. Be advised
and go, your way quietly." j M
And Duval was advised : the
more easily because of the appealing
ook his wife gave hint as she! gently
wiped the blood from his face..
clenched Jiis jiand, and lifting it
ward heaven, cried out In thc.agi
pf his Jieart; My God !.
this favor of thee that
day be revenged ! '
Two vears passed, and a beaut
lady lay reclining upon a sofa in
large and richly furnished drawing-
room of a country mansion.. :
Suddenly the luxurious silcnc of
the room was disturbed by a loud
clamor in' the hall.
Sir William and Lady .. Whidus
started up. - ;
"What is the matter ?'-demanded
the baroneU A
"Oh, Sir AVilliam ! oh, my lai!y 1
oh, myl dear good lady ' j .
And then Emily shrieked three or
four times, and, turning white as
death, fell back, in a chair.
'.Though Emily's information . was
neither copious nor distinct, it con
veyed forcibly enough that the chil
dren were hi danger, and thata boat
had something to do with it. '
The truth was that Emily and
Miss Joan had i been sent out in the
pony phrcton under the charge of
the page, for a drive ; that Viliiam,
seeing the equipage, rati his boat in
shore ; and that, as Emily declined
to venture on account of her ten
dency to bile, and her dislike to
sharks, he took his sister of his own
lordly will and authority, under his
protection. The boat struck, and
went down; and, by the greatest
ood fortune, William, with Joan in
his arms,, was able to reach the point
of rock on which he now stood, j
What were the feelings ol Lady
Windus when she reached the shore,
and beheld her children on a small
spot of rock, ivith the sea all around
them smooth almost as glass, it is
true bnt With the tide flowing, and
every minute covering a fresh por
tion of the rock on which her babes
But could nothing be done ? j 4
Sir William now appeared ton the
road which ran along the shore. He
was- followed by the old gamekeeper;
by Emily Carter,; who had jewY
ered; by 4,be boitsekeeper, aud the
Well-, was tfcere a one there who
could wim T ':.'' t!. h
, Unhappily Sir William could not.
nor the gamekeeper. ' 4 Al.
The tide was rising.
Smooth as glass smooth, specious
and smiling as a lyings hypocrite i
w as rising and Lady W i n d us cou 1 d
see that already it was Iickiiig-the
feet of her children. ;
"Look, look, William ! ' she ex
claimed, at the same time directing
her husband's attention to the rock;
"he lifts her up. The water is at
their feet ! $ly God ! can we do
nothing j"" I 1 ;
reviK a true. '
The water was at their feeL
AYilnam had raised Joan in his
arms, and as he saw liis mother, di
rect the baronet's, attention to them,
he called out, though she couldu't
hear, him - , 4?! V1
"All right,' mamma ; there's plenty
of time yet." - j i
Plenty of time
The sea was flowing in. Often as
the party on ithie shore turned their
eyes in the direction, in which the
stable-boy had ridden to procure a
boat, there was nothing in sight.
- Lady Wmdus had tainted. , l
Sir William stood, the picture of
agony, looking at Ins children. , .
"Are those your children i'-' "asked
a man who stood at Sir.-Wflliani's
side, bit whose approach had not
been noticed !
The baronet did not turn .to look
at the speaker.' ' -'
It was some seconds, indeed, be
fore! he- recognized that any one had
addressed him: but when he did so,
he replied, n a deep whisper of
doe pair - . . . .
The man's gaze was fixed upon the
children. . - ;
I Sir William's was, fixed upon hira.
I To flinntrhf b rom,m10wl 1,:.., I
d so hfe did, it was the acrobat.1
T ' , i I
It wassDuval I
Duval who had prayed . for ven
geance as the sole favor for whichhe
would trouble Heaven. . l'
It was Duval, at whose door, if he
could be said ever to have had one,
all the miseries of life had knocked,
and at whose hearth they had seated
For did not she, whom he had
loved more than himself Martha
did not she lie in her ccld grave,
with her baby by her side, in! the
same pauper's coffin ?,
And now what' was left to Du
val ? Only to wait for death. '
Nay, something more to live for
revenge I ,
For no boat made its appearance ;
the tide had risen six inches more,
and now they saw the boy kneel
down in the. water, and look up as
if he were praying. ,
And only Duval could save him
and his sister only Duval.
He alone, Of all who stood there,
could breast the flood to the rock;
and back ag-.iin with the boy. fc
Why not tell Sir William so ?
Why not, indeed V Is not revenge
And still the tide was rising.
Lady Windus, restored for a mo
ment to consciousness, opened her
eyes ; but no sooner realized her
position than she relapsed ' into in
"Sir AVilliam," said
Duval "I see
you remember me I Once I thirsted
for revenge upon you ! For two
.long years I thirsted for ; itj aud
craved for it. Heaven has sent it to
, .A bright light shot
from his eyes
as he said this, and -then he walked
down to within a few paces of the
water. He undressed, he waded
into the sea until it came to his
breast, and then throwing himself
forward, struck out for the rock.
We shall not describe the joy
Lwitb which the parents, who had
watched in agonized suspense the
acrobat's attempt ( to rescue tbeir
children, received thero back into
their arms ; but while they were
fondling them, Duval had dressed
and slipped away.' He bad regained
. f - r
the road and was; pursuing his jouU
irey with a light step and light heart
for he had his revenge - -
- .JN o, nop all of it ! Sir William nd
sooner missed him than he set Out
in pursuit of him. A .
"Here," ; exclaimed the baronet
when at last he came up with him
endeavoring to put a- well-fill ed
purse into Duval's hand. ."You havtj
saved my children, and, are entitled
I say entitle! to a reward.'
-Duval drew back hishand. 'A -"I
have had it IV he said qufetly
and viirning ,lrom ; him, pursued his
And the proud baronet stooi
looking after him, rebuked am
hu nib led. .' , . -'.
A NICE OLD MAN.
Old Ebenezer Brown had long the
reputation of being the , stingier
man in Ohio aud tlie following inci
dent regarding him. is " said in ' ivA
true : ' . ' ..'' '". ' . - -- !.' ' .
One day a discussion arose as to
the extent of his meahhess and in 'brf
er to settle the dispute, a committee
of three went to the rurnous dwelling
where Brown resideiL He met
them at the door and the lady mem
ber of the committee said : A
"Mr, Brown we have come to see
you are willing to accept a bar re
of cider." ' ' A
"Good cider asked the miser. 1
"Yes.".- ' '' ,AA- ' . '
"Will yon bring it here V- :
"Certainly." , A'-rHA- ' '
"Put it in my cellar ' V
"Yes A . - :. A : I
"Assuredly. Any thing else ?."ask
ed the fair speaker, waxing indignan
at the miser's meanness. : .
Via rOWn Lhftlqil it linr.ltttyimnnT
- - - j it A i 1
deepset eyes and then he slowl
deepset eyes and then he slowly
muttered . . A A : -
: "AVhat Would you give me for thp
barrel after the cider is gone ?"
COU&H DHOli BY JOSH
; BILLINGS '
, Bachelors are always a bragging
of their freedom ! Freedom to darp
their own. stockings and poultice
their own shins. I had rather be a
widower once in two years, regular;,
than to be a grunting, old,' liair-dyed
bachelor for mnety days. .
Ambition to shine in everything
is a sure way to put a man's candle
OUt.: : 'A'A' '.';. - ' j .-'
Some people won't belieye any
thing they can't prove ; , the things
I can't prove "are Hhe very things I
believe the most. " r
Good examples among rule! s are
the best laws they can enact. - - J
One of the saddest sights of all
to, me, is an old man, poor and de
serted whom I once knew living in
luxury. . I . . -.-. :-'-, t . '. . j :
He who spends his younger days
in dissipation is mortgaging himself
to disease and poverty, two inexo
rable creditors, ' who are certain to
foreclose at last and take possession
of the premises. " !
The world owes all its energies
and refinement to luxuries digging
roots for breakfast and going naked
for clothes is'the virtuous innocence
of a lazy savage. ' A- "
Prudes are coquettes gone to seed;
A dandy in love is in just about as
bad a fix as a stick of molasses candy
that has half melted. A A
There,1 is nci good substitute for
wisdom but silence is the best that
has been discovered yet.
There are lots of. folks in this
wdrld who, rather than not find any
fault at all, wouldn't hesitate to say
to an angel-worm that his tail w as
altogether too long for the rest o
his body. ' j 5 ; . , 1
A man who is good company for
himself is always good company for
othcrsj-' f . - '';.' ':m
Cunning is too apt to ontwit it:
self. The man who turned the boat
over and got under it to keep out of
the ram was one of this kind. f
T have seen men who had' worn
out their vices and supposed of
coursef that tftey were Jiving on ineir
virtues. : . . ' ' .
Tlie jnan who dies the richest is
the one who leaves the least here
and takes the most with him, ' I
Address aU brdm to -The WEBKX.Y i
LEDGER Chapel Hill, X. C. 'J'1
FASHION NOTES. ,
The small round turban' nrratit
worn by. young ladies '
Lace bonnets for young ladies are
made of silk, covered with lace, aL
most like babies' caps. A ? ?f
New bonnets are seeti in lilac-cob;
ored straw .and are trlmmeil with -bunches
of white and purple lilacs,.1 '
Largq buckles of pearl,.! lie o thoso ;
worn generations ago, an fashion
able for the wit
e Joeits so popular.
Pi iis for the
baljs. Some are of red gold and
others are of the jmlest yellow Kp
man gold.' ' -
New silver (ttr-rings are . in the
shape of a sailor's bar, with n pair of '
oaf-s connected by a slender si Ive?
oahle. .; : 'A. - 'V-l . : 'J-
Collars and cuffs on thin dresses
are made of shirring and yokes and
vests, are sometimes similarly "com
Small white hand kerchiefs,' with
the edges scol lped and wrought, with
a color,are formed into pretty pleated
bows for,! the throat, to wear with
morning dresses. ' ! ;v
1 The j Breton dress was so becom
ing and pretty that the ladies arc
loth to giye it up and since fashion
has. decreetl that it may: no. longef
m i(uuj) ine rvie is ueeii m uuuer-
wear. - 1 . .
, Newlineridawn and muslin dressed
are! made with yoke waist; tin? y oko
entirely covered with rows of itarrow'
lace laid ,011 flap. The ruffles1 thab
trim ,the skirt are edged ! with the
WORDS OF WISDOM.
Duty cannot be plain in two di
i : . . ! .1 ....... t '
Verging p-atltsl '
; Timd is a file that Wears, aiid.
makes no noise.
enters but whero
not light solid, but
Be lively, but'
not sad. :'V-'" I'.-' i .;
. Try to get good, and you aro sura
to get good.' ; S'1 . I.' -' '
. -Keep- good principles, and they 1
will keep yoiii . '! ;',! ' ,'
; LoveHhy neighbor, but j pull not
down the hedge. i
The magic' of the tongue is tho
most dangeroufi of all spells J,: j. ;
People often . affect to ; be out of
humor to appea r of consequence. '
Ho hath a good judgrrieinV who
rely entirely upon his own,
Acccjti it him thy friend- who de
sires thy good rather than thy good
will. : 1 ' J A A''
A brave man is one who is not
afraid to wear old) clothes until ho
can afford to buy new. j i i
- T-S . - j ' . r . 1 .
Prises would be for legs of lowest
pace, were cripples made tho judge's
of the race. 1 .1 . J
1- i f . , s
How j rarely
do wc accurate!
we nave . to- saennco
against what we have to gin
GEN: LEE'S ADVICE TO. OF-
'' I have rheardj General Lee ' relate
the following incident : At a dinner
party - given General! Taylor
shortly after his accession, General J
then Captain ijee, chanced to be on
the right of Mrs. Bliss at the table.
They wire discussing array life, thej
separations it entailed, and lww hard
it often was i'olr an officer's ! wife to
know what to do, whether to follow
her htisliand or stay with her mother
"Of . course, 1 Captain Lee!' said Mrs
rOil, h1I Lien trtll lliint n wo
IJ11MS, MIVV till jwu vi.w
man should leaye all and, cling to
her husband? "Not so madam," he
said: -''toy advice is, stay a long
vou can under vonf mother's witf
Vnn nrrttrr can. have more tha
one mother, jut a pretty woman
can always supply a . husband's
loss.", fSome years, afterward he
was again at the right of Mrs Bliss
at a dinner party, but Col. Bliss ,bad
died in the meantime; his widovf.i
bad married again and of course
bore a differer t name and . Captaib
had become Colonel. Lee. After
discussing several subjects she laugh- .
inly said, C.ylonel, do you remeny
her a piece of advice j cm once gave
me ?" "Indeed I da, madam. It.
w yri in trrv thoughts all day, but
I would have peter dared to Veihind
vou of it. Yon followed tle advice,
I see," ; ! .:
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