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LOTJISBtJRG, N. C, OCTOBER, 4, 1873.
VK1TTEN FOR THE COURIER.
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It 13 four years since Gerard Alw'in
left, the home of his birth for one among
strangers. We find him now a man of
twenty-eight years. His person is
strikingly elegant and his manners
pleasant, there is always a brilliancy
and a sparkle of intelligence, in his
dark eyes. '
lie has just appeared a star of the
first magnitude in the literary zenith.
To-night he has been invited to address
As he stands before them in Ul his
manliness there is not one by whoa he
is equaled, Tha eloquence of his lan
guage, and the harmony of his voice
iinfSfejrtcd a charm that never failed of
being felt. His houI was naturally the
seat of every irtuo, his heart was alive
to every noble propensity of his nature,
ana to night the wonderful electric
flash of his eye as it swept round the
audience, awoko in every mind a feel
ing of confidence in his power to sway,
lie announced his subject, and without
note, or manuscript commenced in a
"w flexible, and flowing style ; soft at
first, then enlarging in its wonderful
IreaJth and compass as he went on,
irjtil it resembled the great swell of
tlic mighty deep. The audience for
getful of cvery'hing, save the glorious
triumph of the speaker had some of
(Item risen, .and bent slightly forward,
their eyes fixed on the' magnetic glory
ofh is with a fascination they could not
resist, and as he niakes his closing re-
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marKs, uio wnotc audience rose with
one impulse and pressed forward to
wards the speaker whose words
and manner had so enchained
Gerard received the introductions
and adulations with a grape and ease
that inspired greater admiration. That
night he made friends that were for a
lifetime. In the social circle he be
came a great wonder- his appearance
had produced such an effect upon- the
ladies as to reduce them to a state of
almost frenzy. The cligibles, neglect
ed before, were now snubbed in a man
ncr perfectly inhuman,' but Gerard
always passed as a happy man among
! them, going from group to group of
elegant fair faced girls who greeted
him cordially as a friend or a desirable
acquaintance, the match making
mamas looked upon hira with an
agreeable and friendly air. But he
was always tho same genial fellow
never showing a prcferance for one of
tho brighteyed daughters.
But in Gerard Al win's own room
all was forgotten.the eminence he had
. attained, the homage he received, all
faded into iusignificanoe, before the
thoughtsjof the past,1" thoughts of his
. guardian angel Floria Rivers.
Where can she be ? Four years with
all its cares and changes have passed.
since tho night that I bid adieu to my
home. She i perhaps now the wifaof
another, but I love her still, love her
not with the boyish fancy, that was
mine when I left her.but with a more re-
fined, purifying love.'andmy hoartwill
1 1 il i. .it r
ucr vurougn au ages, i can never
change, she vowed eternal fidelity, but
sho has perhaps been forced into an
unloving marriage. To night after the
brightness and glamour of the scene
through which I have passed. I feel
as I did in those days, when in her pres
ence I was a happy man it is like the
old soft quiet of those days, the long
summer days: never too long, when the
rosea bloomed and shook thei r fragrance
on the languid air, and the long slow
sunsets waned into purple twilights,
and we listened to the far off song of
the nightingale; days when I read to
ncr unaer the slow waving of the trees
y .i uic lawn , i lying on the cool grass,
ie sitting m a rustic garden ohair,
with some fancy work, making a sweet
picture when I looked up. And now
a great sea lies between us. " These
thoughts are sweet, and thoughts of the
time when our lives had almost blend
ed into one but now my life is cold,
dark and dreary but I must be brave
but what have, I to cheer me on? I
have attained not only fame, but wealth
is mine. Could I but return now and
lay them all at her fce To the world
I appear gay, I hide from them the
sorrow that is eating my life away. I
must see my home again,," yes. mine,the
mother that- loved me so'fondly. She
has heard of my success, she begs me
to come home must I go'? Yes, the
answer swells up from the innermost
recesses of my heart goj In a few
months my affairs here will be settled,
and again I will set foot on the vessel
that will bear me over the bosom of
the dark waters to my distant home,
with" a happ y but fearing heart;
After these thought of the past, and
plans for the future, Gerard found
rest and quiet in sleep. He had writ
ten to. and received letters -from his
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mother frequently since his departure,
but not one word had she ever said of
Floria. Was it that she .feared 'the
effect that the news might have "upon
him was it that she dreaded tu say
that she was now wearing her life away
in some family nursery," as governess
for a set of wild, unfeeling children ?
Though he had been petted by .society,
though he received the admiring looks
and complimentary speeches of every
one, and though he had seen women
in every respejet as handsome and mag
nificient as Floria, he would regard
them at first with a look of admiration!
and would turn aside . as a shadow of
pain would throw itself across his brow,
he would think of Floria, and where
CHAPTER VI. ;j
with pleasant murmurous sounds,
witli showery coquetry, leading one on
through the day with a hope that each
fall of silvery drops would prove the
last, and finally give way to a light in
tho west and a gorgeous sunset. It was
a hopelass drizzle, drenching the sad
den lawn, dripping with dull monotony
upon the porch. How dull the morn
ing seemed. Was it dull to Floria
Rivers? Two years ago she had taken
up her bode in the handsome residence
of a widowed lady to take charge of the
two little orphaned grand children of
this lady. Three years ago, they had
been left to her kind and protecting
care during the time she had procur
ed governesses, some were too young,
Bomo4were of that strict, unkind nature
which proved thein unfit to take charge
of the little girls intrusted to their
care. .Mrs. Grey had given up in des
pair, but one day after advertising she
f-aid for the last time, it was answered
by a queenly looking girl, who, though
at first the old lady had disapproved,
on account of the proud, haughty man
ner which she possessed, at last conclu
ded that a trial might prove her all
that she wished. - After vain attempts
to draw from tho young girl something
of her former life, for this subject she
always avoided, and when questioned
regarding it. she would turn aside with
tears in her eyes ; this would silence
the old lady and she was soon : placed
in the charge of the children who grew
to love uer daily, with a love more fer
vent than was even given to the aged
PTand mother. Thia rirl wan Floria
She liked the life she was leading,
for she had SQ on uon the hearta of
Mrs Grey and the children that in a
8horttime she was at home, and occu
pying a room in this grand house that
was even handsomer than her own room
in tho home she had left, and in the
family circle unlessher presence was
there to make bright the objects around,
Mrs. Grey was restless, and the chiU
dron were subdued into r.n almost sad
ness. But generally the evenings were
spent by Floria in amusing the chil
dren bvsome childish BDorts : and when
they retired and their laughterlaid glee
nQ more waa heard ghe Bpent the re
mMeT 0f the evening in reading to
Mrs. Grey from some of her favorite
writors, for she read in that soft fasci
nating tone which charmed her hear
While in this family she had moved
in the elite of the city, She had al
ways been with Mrs, Grey as a daugh
ter and as Buch she received the admi
ration that her beauty, grace and many
accomplishments won for her. She
was n ever regarded f in the light ; of a
dependent, when she "would appear
in some drawing room regally trail,
ing her dress of white silk with costly
lace over-dress . adorned with sprays of
starry jasmine, ; while on .her throat
and wrists, and in the satiny folds of
her dark hair, diamonds glittered like
eyes of fire. The noblest and wealth
iest in the land were clustering around
her, but she appeared as high above
them all as a queen above her sub
On this morning while the rain was
making everything doll around, Floria
Was as bright as a ray of sunshine
The house of Mr?. Grey was in a state of
confusion,' for that evening was expect
ed, Herbert Grey, the heir f the Grey
estates, j who had been spending two
years io Europe. Herbert was the brother
of little Lilly .and Rose, and the grand
son of Mrs. Grey Floria had never seen,
him, and now that he was coming home!
she felt impatient to see the object of so!
much love and aftectioni He was asl
yet the only hero of the little aisters
drearas,and the grand-mother's pararon
of excellence. He came that evening,
a handsome, manly, gentlemanlv fellow.
He was a little languid in his grace a
little haughty in his ease perhaps, and
a little too studiously careless in -the
arrangement ot his waving brown hair
his auburn mustache and his grey travel
ling suit, but on the whole his appear
ance was that of the gentleman.
; It would be well to say here that
Mrs. Grey's darling scheme tas to mar
ry her idol to Floria Rivers, she had
cherished this)plan before Jie came, and
though Floria preferred that the lamily
circle should not be broken that night
.the fir8t of Herberts arrival, and begged
Mrp. Grey to excuse her still, the old
lady persisted, and as her will was al
ways! law, Floria was soon introduced
to Mr. Grey. She received h;m with
such beauty and sweetness of-.manner,
that he concluded immediately that he
could fall in love, but th-.re was an in
surmountable barrier. She was his sis
ters governess They conversed a while
together. Herbert entertaining them
with his tr .vtl?, and the many things,
of interest he saw the places of note
that he had visited. He arose : when
the evecirg began to wane and walked
towards the window to look out on the
night. All was dark and chilly, he stood
leaning against the window.
It is a prtty group" thought he
that matronly looking womtn, the
little jchildren, and that fresh young
girl she has the appearance of being
reared in a home of weath. She dresses
with exquisite taste. What a fresh
charm she diffuses as 6he moves about
the room with noiseless grace hers is
a name with which my ears jhave long
been familiar, for in Lilly's and grand
mother's letters, it was one continual
song other praise? ."' Then the group
i9 broken; Floria with the little gir!s bid
good-night and are gone and Herbert
and Miss Grey are alone They too
soon retire to their " apartments, the
house! it quiet agsln, every occupant it in
peaceful slumber,fave Fbna Rivera who
is' thinking of her own blighted life.
(to be continued.) : r-
What's in a Eis t What's in ,a
kiss I Really,-when people come tore
fleet upon the ra&ttei calmly, what can
they see in kiss? The lips pout
slightly and touch the cheek softly, and
then they just part and the job it
complete 1 There is a kiss in the ab
stracttake it as it stands look at it
philosophically; What is there in it
after all I Millions upon millions of
souls have been made hsppy, while
millions upon millions have been
plunged into m'airy and despair by
this kissing; and yt, when you lock in
to the character of the thing, it simply
a pouting and parting of the lips. ' In
every grade of society there is kissing, j
Go where yon will, t what country
you will, and jou are perfectly sure to
find kissing. There is- however, some
mysterious virtuin a kis,, and we de
voutly hepe that it may never go out
What a variety of eyes there are in
the world ! There are loving eyep, ad.
miring eyes, lunging eyes, inquisitive
eyes, jealous eyes, envious eyes, malici
ous eyes, smiling eyep, tearful eyta,
meddlesome eyes, penetrating eyes, and
eyes that look and jet see nothing, be
sides raany other kind of eyes whicht
in their own peculiar way, and peering
into the world's mysteries.
A good way to make loving eyes is
to be true, devoted and thoughtful oi
To attract admiring eyes, be cheerful,
tidy and industrious
To cure longing eye?, call in and give
some supper to the poor, halfsstarved
little creature, who is gazing at your
bountifully supplied table.
To satisfy inquisitive eyes, let them
see the very, thing they had rather not
To avoid jealous eyes, be neither dia"
trustful nor do that to another which
you would not have done to yow.
To avoid envious eyes, be squint
eyed, hump-backed, squatty, disagree
able, and no sort ot rse to anybody.
To keep clear of malicious eye, die
at once and go to heaven.
To cause smiling eye?, ppeak kindly,
deal gently and be light-hearted and
merry, remembering life is to erjjoy.
Have tearful eyes whenever tho heart
is fuil. It is a good way to work off
troubles and lighten the spirit.
To avoid meddlesome eyes, stay at
home, lock all doors and draw the cur
tain. Then if they look in through the
keyhole, throve hot water on therct if
you are over-sensitive ; otherwise, go
ahead with your affairs in your own
way and let them meddle.
Penetrating eyes must lock up and
try to forget all the secrets discovered
of the shortcomings of other?, only re
membering the beautiful thing i which
the blind cannot see.
For eyes that look and see nothing
there is no cure, excepting an awaken
ing of 6oul or intellectual energies.
Will it not be heaven when all eyes Bee
plearly andfrcrin kindly motives t
' ' .' Elm Orlou.
A youoj lady on the third tier ot the
opera proposed this riddle to a married
gentlemen, while he was looking up
admiringly at her from the stalls:
'Why is a hen-pecked husband like an
opera hat V He said, As you- are ap-
parently so much more elevated than I
am, I give it up She repli. d, 'Be
cause he's very big when he's oaf. but
imni tliitely shuts up when begets
home"' He responded by the following:
Wu are told that there is nothing made
in vain ;but Low about a pretty young
girl? Ia'tfehe maidea vain V
The lady why tapped her husband
gentlyjwith a fan at a party the other
late, I think we had better go borne,''
is the same one who alter getting home
Bhook the rolling pin under his nose
and aid, ' You infernal old scoundrel
you, it you ever look at that mean,
nasty, calico faced, mack el-eyed thing
that you looked at tonight, I will
burst your head wide open,'.'
What the opposing lawyer .has said
can't do no harm,' whispered a man on
trial for stealing a hog, and whose case
basjudt gone to the jury, 'for I sh ant
j 'What makes you think sot' asked
his own lawyer.'
'Because,' answered the thief, 'leven
of them jarjmen bad a piece of that
An exchange quotes the rem irk of
an eminent Eastern lawyer to the effect
that at the age of three-score a man
thould take for his three rules ot Hie,
'employment without labor, exercise
without weariness, and temperance
without abstinence.' Many a client
has paid his attorney a thousand dol
lar fee for an opinion not worth half
as much as this.
A barrister, to avenge himself on an
opponent, wrote 'Rascal' in his hat.
The owner of the hat took it np, look
ed ruefully into it, and, turning to the
Judge ezciaimsd : 'I claim the protect
tion of the court :. tor the opposing
counsel has written his name in my hat,
and I have stroBg suspicion that he in
tends to make off with it.
Talkirg about thi jas of death,
exclaimed a man who was living with
his third scolding wife. I tell you
they are nothiog to the jaws ot lite,'
A middh-aged lady met a bridiah"
locking lady in the post .office yester
day, and tie following conversion
'Mary, is it true that your toother is
dead V asked the former.
It ip said Mary.
'And were you married before she
No,' said Mary, ot until threedayg
The middle-aged woman started a1
the bride for a moment, and slowly and
bewildcringly 6aid :
fDo you mean to say that your poor
mother died without without seeing
what you were married inl'
Tub SI3TEH. There is something
lovely in the name of sister- and its ut
terance rarely fils to call up the warm
affectionr of the eentle heart. The
thoughts that circle rjuna it are all I
quiet, beautiful and pure. Passion has
no place with its associations. The I
hopes and fears ot love, those strong
emotions, powerful enough to shatter
and extinguish life itself, find no home
there. The bride is tho star, the talis
man ot the heart, the diamond above
all price, bright and blazing in the
noondiy sun : a sister, the gem ot mild,
er light, calm as the mellow moon, and
set in a coronet of pearls.
One of the importunate juveniles
who so'icit pennies was asked:
"Where is your mother?" She an
swered diffidently. "She is dead."
"Have you no father?" "yes sir; but
he is sick.,' "What ails him?" contin
ued the question. "He has got a sore
finger, sir." "Then why don't he cut
it off?" "Please, sir," responded the
litt'e maid, "he hain't feot any money
to buy a knife."
Adversity exasperat-s fools, djects
cowards, diaws out six faculties of the
wise, puts thajnodest to the necessity
of tiyig their skill, awes the opulent
and makes theMle industrious. Much
may be said in favor of adversity, but
the Worst of it is that It has no friends.
Tha 'heart' is the best card in the
chance game of matrimony some
times overcome by diamonds and
knaves, of ten won by tricks, and oc
casionally treated in a shuffling man
ner, and then cut altogether.
n Indian woman, whose suit for
divorce had lingered along until she
was completely out of patience, burst
into her luwyer'a office, last wbek, her
lace radiant with joy, and exclaimed,
'Squire, the old man's dead 1'
The following to&t was pronounced
at a fiie-aien'a dinner, and Tas received
With great appluse': The Ladies
their tyes kindle the only flame against
which there is no insurance.1
A Pennsylvania preacher,while hold
ing service recently, gve thanks for tke
prosperous condition of their crops, ex
cepting. Oh Lord, the corn which is
backward, and the oatr, which are
mighty thin in spots.'
A merchant who has a class in a Sun
day school, asked, 'What it solitude V
and was vi ibly disturbed wieo a
miserable boy answered : 'The store
that don't advertise.
The meanest man in the world livtt
in Chicago. Ha stole his wife's front
teeth, and then got a divorce on account
of her 'physical deteets.'
A sliarp young woman saya there is
nothing more touching than to ee a
poor but vi tuous young man fctrug
g ing with a Weak moustache.
A new leaf in tfie family history
Jack Now I'll be papa going to fix
the furnace.' Jfallie 'Oh, yes, and 111
be the new nurse, and you must kiss
me behind the cellar door.'
Why is a pretty j?iri like a locomo
tive engine t Because ahe sends off the
sparks, trani porta the males, has a train
fallowing her, and pisses over tne plain.
The most bashful girl we ever beatd
of was the young lady who blushed
when she was asked if she had not
been courting sleep.
A cabinet-maker explained that hs
had to ask a high price for codas be
cause they never came back for repairs.
Good intentions will not justify evil
A O een Biy merchant put cnt a a;gn
of ice water tree.' Annther put out a
sign of free lemonade, and a third of
fered every customer ten cents in money.
A fourth man who couldn't think ot
anything better got up a dog figh and
it drew all the crowd.
Louisville youug ladies say to a beau
wLo does nt promptly offer Lis arm.
4Tip us your flipper, old fcl, acd dou't
stand there grinning liko a baked
A hen-pecked husband thinks that
while to be hornet-ttung is bad, wo
man's tongue is worse.
No matter bow amiable a lady may
be, fashion now demands that she si all
appear ruffled in public.
Plka-stjbe, like quicksilver, is bright
and phy. If we strive to grasp it, it
still eludes us, and still glitters.
Success In life la very apt : to make
persons forget the time when they
were not much.
Mrs. Scidkins gays her husband is a
three-handed man right had, lefthtnd
and a little be hiudband.
Experience is one of the oldest and
surest teachers, but Its prices are ruin
ously high sometime.
The light of a cheerful lice d Iffus ei
itself, and communicates . the happy
spirit that inspires It.
Innumerab'e are the distresses
others which we know not of
Treattvcry body well bu. not too
A man is valued as he makes him'
Friendship once injured is lost for
Do nothing you would wish to con
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