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CHAPEL J .I LL, N. '(.J.,
SATURDAY, AUGKJST 31, 1878. "
I SOMEBODY'S BAIiY.
SomelMHlyV haby, out in the snow;
Some 'one's darling, with nowhere
. to o! . r '
Poor ht tie tender feet, poor little-11.1-..'
ked feet. , - ' ,
Poor little "slender form pelted, with
sleet. f '
SinebodyVbab somebody's daugh-
' ter." ' 1
Houseless and homeless, given to
Golden. hair tangled, and ringlets of
ire. ' -
Which some one might tot idle, ever
si nice; , '
Bright little blue eyes soft little eye
Prom which the, sunlight flutters
ami dies. ) ,
SnuelMxlysvbaby. sotnebody's child.
Moaning so sadly in the storm wild.
. pr tired limbs no longer can go,
Poor little lamb-lain down in the
" Sm)w for her pillow, snow for her bed.
Snow for her' winding-sheet when
she is dead.
Someone's baby to sleep neklh the soil
SLmebodyijiiaughtei-gone home, to
her tiotf. .; ,
v , L. A. P. X.
xi A.rs' it ois.l.to:n?
Xiaara,; the father "of waters,!
The name is signihcant ot sometlung
rrrand ; words are inadequate to de
scribe the mighty cataract- The
waters whicli rush down from Lake
Superior, passing through Lake
Huron, and Lake St. Clair, and on
ward across Lake Erie, finally force
their course in a northern direction
into. Lake Ontario. On first leaving
Lake Erie -they flow in a tranquil
current, j and divide, '.leaving- an
island in the ; centre, on which a
thousand cattle save one arc said to
feed. Then the rapidity ot the cur
rent increases, till those who voyage
on its.bosom see in front of them,
raised high in the blue sky, a cloud
of vapor. This, is aid .to; be the
crown ot Niagara, the vapory par
ticles collecting from the boilmg
Proceeding onward, a roaiing
sound is heard, the current increase
in rapidity, and ahead appears a line
of loamias- breakers.. Tltose; who
once get within their power must
give up all hope ot life. Xo vessel
UllllL Willi iitVllrti ii4nJ.-,( vuii
amidst those" furious rapids. In the
centre a rocky .- island appears,
thickly covered with tcees, and while
one portion of the stream rushes
directly on, and takes a leap down
ward of 200 feet, the other and
smaller portion,' sweeping around
Goat Island, finds its way into the
lower level, over the cliff on the
right bank of the river. The last
mentioned fall is, known asf the
American fall, asthe territory on
that side of the river belongs to this
Onward the waters rush, between
lofty cliftV, at -a distance of three
miles, when they .meet an opposing
rock, and, circling round and round,
form a fearful whirlpool. 1 No one
falling into that circling eddy has
ever escaped with life. The stoutest
boaj would soon be dashed to pieces.
At length the waters- find their
way out by a narrow passagCj and
rnsh onward into Lake Ontario. ... A
long fall across thet direct current of
the river is known as the Horseshoe
Fall. Standing o the. British jbanH
ol the ftreim, it is seen on the right
M ith the American fall 'directly op
rnifo flu. erftitnr " Til the latter
tall many fearful accidents have oc-
The scenery above the falls is very
different to that below. In the lat
ir the banks are hich and precipi-
t..iw ind thft stream flows on 200
Veet beiow the summit of the cliffs
Above the cataract, on tli contrary
the river presents the appearance
rather of a large lake. 1 he woods,
consisting of firs and . lurch, and
manle. -como close down .lo the
Aval it. 1 heir branches overhanging
the streams Here and there are
clearings. 4 Many mills moved by
t water power, and numerous fauns,
extend along the banks on either
- fcide. , ,
It ''.was sonfewhere above the
rn.f.lu n vniimr clad ill
homely costume but with .the ap
pearance and bearing of a gentleman,
was walking by the river's brink.
By his side was a fair girl. He was
iiiuiin 1 iiiiu 1
speaking to her earnestly anu geuuy,
hut she seemed to be turning an in
different car to his words.
"I acknowledge your Merits, Mr.
Carlton, but really I cannot see that
I should be expected to give my
heart and hand, as you ask me, to
one who has not'done anything to
how that he is abdve the ordinary
run of respectable younggentleinen."
a nc girl spoke m a somewuai uau
tering tone. 1 '
"But really, Miss. Fanny Aveling,
you are 4xP?cting too much at the
present djiy. Gentlemen cannot go
tbrtfi -with a lance ami fight in. tour-,
natucnts, as in days of yore, to win
the! admiration of the ladies of their
love. I offer you an honestf heart,
ami I have every reason' to believe I
shall establish a comfortable home ;
and: really I think, that jis a more
sensible thing than running the risk
of getting ja knock on the head tor
no purpose whatever.''
"How teartully matter-ol-taot you
are.r answered ranny. "l ten you
I d not like matter-of-fact people.
If you bad! been a soldier or sailor,
and! had ibught the battles of your
coujitry, and got wounded, and ob
tained a number of medals ior your
gallantry, I might possibly have felt
lifTerently towards you.
"But I liave had no' opportunity
Of doing anything of the sort," urged
Frahk Carlton. "I came out here
to .form an estate, and I have suc
ceeded in what I undertook, while a
number of other persons with simj:
lar 6i)ortunities, have lailcd. I do
not;kay this for the sake of boasting,
but! simply as a fact which is not dis
"Humdrum," answered the young
lady'j half to herself. "Numbers
haves done as well."
ilSo they have," said 1 iank Carl-
married and settled,
ana: have every reason to ue maiiK-
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ful they came to the country."
"Well, Mr. Carlton, there is, no
use i jcarrying on the conversation
farther" exclaimed Fanny. "You
ask me to give you my heart and
haridj ; I frankly confess I have no
inclination to do so."
"But surely you have led me to
suppose you would," said Frank in a
tone of reproach.
"That was when . I did not think
in earnest," said Fanny. ''If
had said this before, I should
given you an answer whicli
might then have satisfied you.'1
"Nothing will satisfy me but 4yesT
said -Frank, "for I believe that you
have more sense than you pretend
to have." 1
"That is to say,' you think I have
senseT enough to . love you," said
Fanny still iiria tone of banter. "AVd
part's;friends, however, and if you
insist! on coming to call upon my
I i r . . T
sister, Mrs. isarton, 01 course 1 can
not help it, only do not for a mo
ment! suppose that I give you any
Frank Carlton, having graduated
at Oxford, had come out a few years
before to set up as a farmer in Can
ada. I He had enjoyed the advantage
of studying under a Scotch farmer
for si year, and this gave him more
know-ledge of agricultural affairs
than'.js possessed by the young men
who j bo out to settle. He had 'also;:
given-his mind to the work, .and
whatjwas of great importance, .had
withstood the temptations to idle
ness into wljich so many fall. He
was also a irlan ot refined tastes and
habits, which he did not allow the
rougH life of a settler to make him
abandon. Captain and Mrs. Barton
were (among liij nearest neighbors.
He bad been for some time a con
stant visitor at the house, and two
little iboys, the children" of Mrs. Bar
ton, were his especial favorites. ?
. Fanny Aveling had the year be
fore, 'come out from England and
not ' long after her arrival Frank
Carlton began to reflect that his
Kmisft would be in a far better con
dition than it was at I present, if he
rnld nlioe a mistress
at its head,
TTn hkd no reason to
was indifferent to-
irnnlfi liini. Ulltli UlC ' UaV OI1W
the conversation whicl) lias been de
scribed took place. He was. still, -it
must. be owned, somewhat in doubt
about! the matter. He did. not sup
pose ! that jshc cared or anybody
else ; indeed, he knew 01 no vimloi at
the house likely to have won her
affections. He "therefore, as most
mon would have done lunder simdar
circumstances, lived on in the hope
of ultimately winning her. Still
vceklaftcr week-passed, and though
he made frequent visits to Captain
Barton, Miss Aveling jmauuer to
wards him remained totally un
changed. At length, sailgnme as no
was, he began to fear that he had
tonion i! .iflTpfitions. He also
rrcv distant in his manner toward
um tin 'Roldom naid a visit to
iiui, "v r
Lhe house of his former friends.
! Mrs." Barton could not but suspect
ilm inr tor she. it must be owned,
lilts V-C V ) -J
was favorable to Frank Carlton, and
.1 "i,."j,nt. hnr R-stcr could not
make a more desirable: match.
. "What more can you require in a
man than Frank possei.se, rauuv
she said one day to her sister.
"Yes," observed !- Famiy, "he is
hoiieist, and he' does not smoke, and
he does hot use bad language, that I
know of, arid he's very respectable;
in fad, in my opinion, he is made up
of negatives." - . i ,
"Oh, vou foolish girl !" exclaimed
Mrs., liarton ; "you want him to
threaten to Ieaye you foj-ever,Jor to
jump down the falls, or to commit
some other outrageous actand then
perhaps 'your feelings j would ; be
worked up, and you would be ready
to. entreat, him to remain and be
"No, I tell you, I
him, that I know ot and! don't khow
that I ever shall "answered Fann v.
petulantly. "I have madc up my
mind when, he next coines, to let
him understand that pretty clearly."
As it happened, Frank paid an
other visit the lollowing day to, the
Barton's. Fannyr certainly did con
trive to show him that jthjere Avere no
hopes of her becoming; his wifel
He would make a ;tour through
the country,1 visit Toronto, Montreal,
and perhaps go down t to Quebec.
Or lie would .make a trip to the far
yest, across Lalte Superior jto the
lied Kiver Settlement and visit the
sriiall band of his countrymen col
lected there. At first, hd thought he
w ould start at once, and not pay a
farewell visit to the Bartons;
;It happened that'Mrs. Barton, her
sister, and her two little boys,
Frank's, favorites, Ernest jand Harry,
were strolling about by the bank of
river. They had gone somewhere
down in the direction bfthe rapids,
when Fanny exclaimed - that the
scenery, already tinged ly the bright
hue otlutunin, was so beautiful that
she must stop aud make a sketch.
The two sisters sat down 611 the
bank, while Fanny, with the hand 'of
an artist, rapidly sketched the scene..
She had to employ the most gor
geous colors which her color-hox
could supply, ' and even then could
sarcfelv trive sufficient brightuess to
the landscape. While
sketching. thc:little bovs
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the bank, where, moored to
naturallv not into.it. Th
and aunt did not observe them.
They got out the oars, ain
make believe-that tney were rowing.
Now they 'pulled 011 one: side and
then on" the oilier. Harry ithe
vnimcfAst. tired ot rowmirj nut m inc
j . ?-
ar, and began playing
painter." The boat had
lessly secured, "and. by sonie
other he let the "painter
Ernest, hi the meantime who was
still rowing, turned (he boat around,
ana uetore mo ooys kiiuw ihuui iv.w
happening, they were drifting. from
the "shore. Already,' before they
saw their danger, -they wt-i e too lar
offtoregaiu the "bank. )ften they
had been told of the fcaffcil risk of
bemg carried off by the current.
They screamed with tear. A. heir
cries aroused their mother and aunt.
Several people had also been attract-
ed by them from a; neighboring larm
but no boat was to be seen at hand
which they could be' followed.
AUi'.adv t he uoat was
the current. It was still
tauce from the rapids;
tlie boat be stopped in its
must eventually reach themi
Mrs. Barton and ianny , cried in,
vain to the -spectators to aid m r es-
cuing tlie . cniiurun. ooiuc ui luu
uioii ran along the banlc up stream,
but others' stood, still -and declared
they-had no power to save
ren. , .
'Still, if vou .would bu
midit get ion board the boat be
fore it has gone far'"' exclaimed Mrs
Barton. - '
''And run' a prettyt fail
losing' our o wiv iiyes," was
of sonic of the men. t
Some way down, another
at length seen. It was a
skiff, and moored very near the com-
menceinent ol the rapuis.
"Will any one try and save my
children ?" exclaimed Mrs. Barton,
Again the men shook their heads.
"Not for a thousand dollars. Be
fore one could-reach the boat in that
rotten canoe, she would be afmong
The fond mother and Fanny be
came almost frantic with despair.
Just at that moment a figure; was
seen bounding down from a neigh
boring heighu In an instant, with
a knife, he cut the "painter'! securing
the skiff to the .shore-. A pair? of
paddles were in the skiff 1 He leaped
in and shoved off from the bank. r
Mrs. Bailon knew him and so did
Fanny. ' . i
Already the boat wa3 appioach
iu,r the commencement of the rapids.
Once in their po'wer, even his sturdy
arms could scarcelyfl stem tlie cur
rent. Not for 'one jmoinent-did lie
calculate the difficulty or danger lie
was to undergo, j , itiirapid'.strokcs
he pursued the floating boat.. How
eagerly did the
fond mother watch
She stood appar-
ently calm on the bank, now and
theujex-tending her arms,-r as if she
would draw back the boat which
contained her loved ones.
..'.Still, to those who looked on, it
seemed scarcely possible that j the
children could escape. If they wenp
lost, Ko.also would be. Frank Carl-
iton, i Still he pursued.! The motion
of the boat, which
it would . be within then-
power. It seemed hardly credible
that lie could reach it even in that
time. Onward lie went, every now
and then turning his head round t
watch the boat
to leap and toss
Already - it beganj
Thel: water foarned;
aro'unll it. ,' ' ; ' ' j ;.; ''!';'
"See ! he hasYgot alongside 1" ex
claimed the people from the. shore ;
" but jwill lie ha-ve strength to stem
the current on liis return V"
A glance sliovved hini thaV there
were two oars in the bo4at. . I Leaving
his canoe to itsfate, he leaped inio
the boat and seized the oars. Now
came a fearful struggle. Should an
oar give way, he ,anfl life I young
frien,ds- must inevitably! be lost. He
nerved himself for the undertaking
by offering up a prayer for strength
to One who alone can give it. m Grasp
ing the oars, he placed his feet firmly
at the bottom otjtlie boat and rowed
inahfully At first, It seemed i to
those ;who looked on lhat'- he made
noway. The boat's head was up
t.h stream, but still she Seemed to
be going slowly I alul surely
wards. He struggles on.
ter foams around the boat on1 ev'ery
side. Yes ! he is making wray he
has gained an inch, another and; an
other. Slowly the boat moves on-
out of the po wer of the rapids.
is gained, fctill, by the
UiXllQn&JltV is niid.'InSr;hIa sttRiiitli
must become exhausted. lie rows
on and on ; the boat makes headway.
Surely the praters of that fond
mother are heard. The gallant
voung man renews his exertions,
lie is jresolved, rod helping him, ,fo
save the children. , He thinks not of
himself or what! will be the conse
quences to his own frame. 'I'he veins
seem starting from his forehead.
Those only who have gone through
such a contest, can understand what
he had to endure. The people from
the neighboring farms now eagerly
croVd the short, ready to render
him assistance when he reachcs it.
Some, however, even now doubt
whether he will accomijlish his un
dertaking. Should his strength tail,
even for an instant, the boat would
quickly be carried back, With those
on board, to destruction. With all
he continues rowing,
neither to the right hand
nor the left. His eyes are 011 the
young children who sit crouching in
terror at the bottom of the boat.
With a smile be endeavors to en
courage them. Again and again he
cries to heaven for help. Gradually
the boat approaches the shore. No w
it has reached ah upward eddy. Still
he rows on, and the boat safely
reaches the bank.! Scarcely con
scious of his success he is lifted, out
of the boat and eager hands, restore
the children to their mother. She
clasps them to her bosom and pours
out her gratitudtj to their deliverer.
But there is one kneeling by . his
side who entreats Lhose who stand
by to.brihg some water to bathe his
brow." The hamlkurchoif tied round
his throat is loosened. . He returns
to consciousness, and; sees ; Fanny
Aveling bending' over .him. In a
short time he declares himself :sufli
cientlyi recovered to walk, and (a
jovfui party return to Barton Lodge.
Our tale is fiuished. .Though he
returned home, that evening, Frank
nnnld not. do otherwise than, the fol
visit Barton Lode
to iuouire aftei"
the boys. Fanny
Aveling no longer received him as
had been her woit.
"You have done something " she
exclaimed. "Yes, I see it is not
necessary for a man to go aud fight
and kill his fellow-creatures, to be
a hero. Oh, Frank, what a silly girl
I have been !" j . f,;
Frank assured her he was confi
dent she would be a wise woman in
future, and it is scarcely necessary
to add that -Frank's establishment
soon had a mistress at its head. V;
Subscribe - to
the Chapel Hill
Ledgek. Only $1.50 per auuujn
A H ASTY RETREAT.
A certain hian of means came into
an office, in Sunbury, Pa., recently,
accompanied by a stranger, and in
quired of the lawyer the amount of a
claim which he had against a party
in a neighboring county. The law
yer immediately went to work,! and
the man of means entered into a so
cial chat with his friend, and several
others who were in the office at the
time, showing great courtesy and
feeling elated overf the expectation
of "receiving : money. . The lawyer
soon balanced ; the account and an
nounced the result., The stranger
walked up toe the desk to examine it,
and the man of means was"' making
ready to receive.) his cash. " Well,
says the' stranger, "I guess 1 it's all
right. My neighbor gave me, the
moiiey to pay it,' as he has the small
pox and hOcouli not pay it-himself,"
and laid down 1 the monev. Bvithis
time the Seats, were suddenly Vac;x"
ted in that oflice. It occurred sud
denly to; thp man of means thatl im
pbrtaut' business required his atten
tion outside, and . he directed the
lawyer to receive the 'money and
give him check. The lawyer
promptly declined, as he; did not
care to carry the money in his pocket
over night, and sai something about
the' bank being closed.. But.' to; his
astonishment the office was deserted
by all except the man who paid the
money. There was no hand-shaking
when the stranger left, but it is sus
pected that the lawyer has the mon
ey small-pox or no small-pox. ." .
A RING DID IT .
Tlie London World tells this sto
ry Once upon a time many years
ago, there was an Indian prince who
visited these shores in search of . ad
ventures.' 'Among others ho made
theacquaintance of an. English lady,
to whom he. became devoted. At
last he was forced to leave for his
native land, and on parting like
Other. princes in fairy stories gave
hi 8 " lady friend " a ring," say iug i
" Whatever the! bearer of that ring
bids me do I will do.!L . Years rolled
on, and the ring lay ;unused in the
lady's jewel box until the Indian mu
tiny broke out. And. then the
aforesaid Indian potentee " haying
joined the rebels it became a mat
ter of great moment to the English
government to recover his allegiance.
Somehow the romantic gift of the
ring leaked out j and a Cabinet' Min
ister set off in a great hurry1 from
Downing street toi seek our heroine
j iU Grosyenor square, let us sayht
The ring5 was obtained, the promise
Was kept, and the English troops
aved at a most critical juncture.
Now, it is said, the lady by whose
means this desirable conyersipn was
brought about claims the new Order
of the CrOwn of India as her reward.
It is alsd said tharfe. she was the cen
tral figure of the late :celebrated
trial of " Swaebe vs. Thistlethwaytc."
DEPTH OF AMERICAN
;: '. . LAKES. ' '. 1 .
There is a mystery about the
American lakes. Lake Erie is only
60 to 70 feet deep; but Lake Onta
rio, which is 592 feet deep, 230 .feet
below the tide-level of the ocean, of
as low as most parts of the Gulf of
St. Lawrence, and the bottom of
Lakes Huron, Michigan, and Supe
rior, although the surface , is much
higher, are all from their vast depths
on a level with the bottom ot Onta
rio. Now, as the discharge 'through
the river Detroit; alter allowing foi-
tlie probable, portion carried off by
evaporation, does not appear by any
means equal to the quantity 01 water
whicu the three upper lakes receive,
it; has been conjectured that a subter-
raneau river may run irom ljawe
Superior, by the- Hui:onj to Lake
Ontario, this coniecture 13 not im
possible and accounts' for the singular
fact that salmon ' and herring vare
caught in all the lakes communicat
ing with the St. Lawrence, but no
others. As the Falls of Niagara
niust have always existed, it wouldl
puzzle the naturalist to say how
these fish got. into the upper lakes
without some subterranean; river;
moreover any periodical obstruction
of the river would furnish a not -improbable
solution of the mysterious
flux and reflujx of the Jakes. ,
1 . , '.
A Norfolk, Virginia, paper sayS
is exnected that Governor Z. JJ
Vance. the well-known, distinguished
and honored son of the Old Noith
State, will be in ' Portsmouth, Va.,
next month to deliver addresses in
behalf of the soldiers' monument on
Court street. Other efforts will be
made during the winter to raise
funds to complete the monumenL
NEW GOODS I
Stok of GckhIs Is now complete In
every Department, and will be sold at ' "
liOTTOM PKICK9 FOR CASUv
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or to prompt pay hig customers,
j Ills itovk consists hi part of ;
CASLMEUES, CLOTHS. COT-
TONADES, LINEN DRILLS
to Pants and Suits, &c. .
! A Full Line of Domestic KM bleached
and nnhlenched SHEETING. PILLOW
CASE Goods.1 LAKE GEORGE A. A.
HEAVY SHEETING 4-4. LONSDALE
1 Line of
FIGURED AND PLAIN
' - LAWNS,i,. ' V
tx-o-i GoodH in ! lilvovy
I ' lind TRAVELLING DRESSES.
IIA M 1$ IJRG EDO I N GS, iu every styje.
from 5 cents: up. LINEN
TOWEIand . .. J
, : : ' '
MARSEILLES QUILTS, a large lot. -.
"KEElS SHIRTS and COLLARS." a
full line.; . ; '
I MILES and ZIEGLER'S .
hand. made Shoos In every-, Style, lor
(Jei; tiemen,, Jtdies, Misses ad Chll
drcn, 'Also a large lot "of other good
and pophlar makes of Shoes. ;
Is Headquarters for. ' . .1 ,;
BACON, LARD and' GROCE-
CAN YAbaED &5U UAK
MS on hand all tbo
time at Bottom Prices, j f
N. C. Il"AMS and SIDES at 10ct.
GOOD BROWN SUGAR at lfJcts
A : t.
and best BROWN SU
GAR at lowest prices. : ,
GRITS and HOMINY nhvaya on fiaml.
LINE QF FISH.
CUT HERRING, MULLETS,
BLUE FISH, Ac.
B EST CUBA MOLASSES and PURE
i HONEY IR!I SYRUP.
. 1 ' ! '
CIDER VINEGAR and I j
Av full Stock of, Farmers jrnena
Plows, Points and Bolts, always on
hand. .: .' '' ! ' .' '
S WEEDS' Refined, Rod, Square and
Round Iroil on hand, of all the differ
ent sizes at the lowest,cash price.
COTfONj HOESin all the latest and
improved styles. : , . J.
HORSE and ! MUJ.t- oiivip aim
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,'AILS. . :
FI NISI 1 ING NAIIJ rot
n.l CRASS BLADES.,
lii fiit. evervthinir in the Hardware
XfeiiitifUUine of 1' . :
LADIES', MjSSES, and CHILDREN'S
TRIMMED and UNTRIMMKD r ,
HATS. 1 ". !
RIBBONS, RUFFS, CUFFS and COI
L ARS in every Style. j
A full Line'of Gentlemen aiid Iadies .
NECKTlESi v "
Gentlemeii hnd . Boys FELT and ,
STRAW HATS, in all the latest and
newest Styles. ' . 1 .. v
A full line df Jlen and Boys READY,
MADE CLOTHING at prices that can- t
not be beat. I ' ',.., . t r
UMBRELLAS and PARASOI that
beats them all, from 15 cents to f3.
If you want to save money, come to .
McCAULEY'S, where you will 41nd
what you want at - prices to suit every- .
body : i 1 ' '' 1
Thanking the public for the liberal ;
patronage given me heretofore, I pledge
myself in the! future as I have tried to
do in the past, to treat everybody right .
and give them' tlie worth of ,, their
money. Very Tevectfuy.
Chapel lIilirN.tC May IS, 1878w ; :
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