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GEO, S. BAKER,
VOL. V.
Professional Cards.
DAVIS & COOKE,
ATT'TS ail COUNSELLORS at LAUST
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LOUISBUEdl FBAJiKLIK CO. K.C.
"Will attend the Courts of Nfsh,Frar.k
lin, Granville. V(arrcn,cnd WakeOoun
tics, also the Supreme Court i North
Carolina and the U. S. Circuited Dis
trict Courts. No 7 U-tf '
W. H. SPENCER,
ATTORNEY
A.T -L.A. ,
L0U1S3URG H, C. r
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Fiumliniox, N. C.
"Will practice in the courts of the 6th
judical district.
Prompt attention given to the collec
tion of claims. No &0 tf
Xr. 11. E. 5ITSrG,
DENTIST
OQcrs his Proieseiccal Services to
tho public ih
IHcry department 7
Sicniislryi (:
OFFICER
InUburjr, at Warrenton over
I) nt9 Hotel. I Norwood & Davis' Store.
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PETERSBURG Va, ,
Ev KICaTEil.
"Watchmaker and Jew
eler. FINE Watches nnd Jewelry of the bes
if unufactoi s ami at t he lowest p"i ices.
All woik iH-TsonaJly attended to nnd war
ranted.
ll 53 Sycamore 8t., retersbuig.Ys
COUEIE JR
JOB OFFICE.
We have added to our stock a tplvu
did J OK PRESS, with an cleyaot
f flection of type of th latest styles,
aul we are now prepared to do i
as WORE
in tho neatest and best manner.
& you need not fend vonr JOB
WQRI North, for we will do it just a
Vll ami cheap as you can get it else
wl.ere. x J
letter; ILEAPS,
ENVELOPES,
CARDS,
&c.
"Whitelaw & CrpTyder,
Marble & Stpnq
Raleigh. N C.
. Persons wishing to purchase Head-,
stones or Monuments, ean sec and con
sult with our Mr. WhiMaw, at Mr.
-J, A. Stone's boarding house.
Aug. 13-12m.
NOTICE.
I have four fine fat beeves which I
hshtoJsell on the hoof.
A. E. BOBBITT.
, Cedar llock, N. C.
Editor and Proprietor
Written expressly for Uic Courier.)
"TSntQ tk EMS
BY KTOKL.
CHAPTER 1. '
Clyde Cameron sat near the attic
window tryiug to catch the last rays of
day light, in order to finish the weeks
work due Dupont & Co. The face of
the young girl was almost ghastly in
iu p.Hor, while the eyes largo and
dark looked wild in their suukea depths.
Yet the. incessant "stitch, stitch, stitch,
in povarty and hunger, had'aotwholy
obliterated the beauty that nature with
lavish hand had bestowed on her. It
could he traced in the rebellious waves
ofgiossy hair, that fringed her broad
white forehead, and when the thin
Jips pgrted in a f rce$ euiile at the
chatter of u little girl by ber side.
They displayed teeth white and regu
lar, 2nd tho she was greatly emaciated,
the dimples had not been canceled, if
beautiful and roguish in the pink
rouuded cheek, when trembling like a
shadow of socio deep emotion in the
face ef silent suffering, it has a 00 ai
muiication direct to the heart of the
behoWer, und makes a deeper and more
lasting impression than any word or
glance. .
The little girl sat crouched down on
the floor patching the snow fill on the
nairow window sill, folding her little
arms she shivered as she thought how
cold it was. Ttan turning her great
blue eyes to Clyde aedj
"Sister are you going out this, even
ing?" lYes dertr,'' she answered whje the
needle flew in aa out with increased
rapidity. "I mut get some wood and
something to cat,''
'Lot me go too, I ean help bring a
heap of things," she said pleadingly,
t.tretching out her little Lands, the
threadbare sleeve slipping back, show
ing the thin arms. Drupping her work,
Clyde caught her m .her arms aud cried
out,
u Oh, Lomie ! little one, . if I could
only care for you as I wouh ;'' the tears
rulle i jlown her pale cheek and tell on
the golden curls of her little sister.
Hearing a footstep approaching she
brushed away the tears, and was fasten
ing the last stitch, when the door open
ed and a sad faced woman entered, lit
tle drifts cf snow rested on each shoul
der and the rusty black shawl was
spotted with the melting drops.
" Olt, Mama!" cried Lbmie, dartinjr
to her, " I am w glad you have come."
Kissing the little upturned face, she,
said,
" I am glad to get in the bouse again
darling, tho' it is such a poor one.
Ilave I kept you waiting ?" she asked,
touching her lips to Clfd'i fore
head. , No, mother, I am just through, and
altho' I am anxious to know the result
of your visit, shall have to wait until I
get back, it is go late."
44 Yes dear," and shaking the snow
from her shawl, she said, Put this on
over yours for it is bitter cold.'
" No. I shall walk rapidly, and you
will heed it before I get back with any
thing to make a fire."
Taking the bundle of vrorl she hur
ried out. The sum she was to receive
for their week's work, was not sufficient
to keep them from absolute want; at
least two days in every week they were
without fuel, and too scanf often were
their meals, to which the emaciated ap
pearance of each testified.
The little family even during Mr.
Cameron's life time were never in af3u
ence, but since his death five years
before, the struggle to live had been
greater each successive year, until poor
Mrs. Cameron felt that the strife of life
was wrecking her constitution $nd wa
king prematurely old her daughter,
and with a pang of anguish she felt that
if help did ; not corne tliey would die
from privat jouj for delicate constitutions
can not hold out $t hard work even
when ell fed.
Clyde entered, the hrge establish
ment of Dupont & Co., waited patient
ly tfoe inspection of her work, received
another bundle and the pay tho a
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pahry tow, it Irightcced her fiee, for
it held in check grim want. It was
ahnoct dark, with a uick step she
patsed out and - sought a grocery store.
Several others were ahead of her, but
she went straight to the counter
and waited impatiently to be waited on.
A manly figure in a heavy over coat
was giving an order for Oysters, after
which he turned to go out, but on
reaching tho door was arretted by the
angry voice of the store keeper declar
ing shoplifting could not be done in his
house, and seising Clyde by the shoul
der, shook her violently, ordering her
to give up that bundle be had left on
the counter.
With a little gasp of fright, she
denied the charge. The youug man
rteped back sayjng,
"How dare you be so insulting; the
lady came in after I did and . stood by
me until you came to wit on her."
f 'Oh! sir," cried Clyde, "I do so
thank you, I only hurried to be waited
on because it ig so -late; "how could I
conceal any thmg?" she said, throwing
back her old worn shawl. This is a
bundle of work,and as quick as thought
she broke the string and displayed its
contents, then wkh a burning spot on
her cheek and an. indignant flash from
her dark eyes, she refolded her bundle,
and started out. The Grocer was very
much ashamed of his rudeness, begged
her to let him wait on her, asked her
pardon saying,- he bad lost so much
that he was getting irritable over it.
Clyde turned and made her purchases
there. As she was going out the young
gentleman stepped to her side, aud
said, '
" You have so piany little packages,
and it is so cold and hard walking in
the wind, let me Lelp you."
She looked up into his fvce. It was
a handsome one, and looked back into
hers very compassionately.
" Oh, sir, you are too kind, I cannot
take advantage of you, and "
" I would like to help you," he in
terrupted, holding, out his hands for
some cf hep packages.
But stammering out ia .distressed
confusiou that ' her evening's wcrk was
not over yet,' she left him as hurriedly
as she had entered the store. She felt
sick at heart for fear she had acted
rudely; but what was the uso to permit
his kiuduess of heart to take him to
that miserable place. She was poor,
but 'Jid not want to le pat on tie char
ity list. No,' no, they would work on,
living honestly, and looking unto the
end only for peace and rest. Unto the
end ! How many sufferers arc looking
forward impatiently to such an event
come as it may. Upon some, fortune
smiles, and from hard "work and want,
they glide into the joy of dreamy eae.
Unto othrs it comes the saddest of all
the melancholy dajs ; yet it comes the
same to all, at last. Whether delayed
by seasons of pleasure or hastened by
penuary, death puts its icy fingers alike
on tlie bounding pulse of the rich and
the feeble flutter of the beggar each
the world forgetting, by the world for
got.
Clyde's painful reverie was broken
by the kind voice of old Mr. Timms,
the corner grocer. He generally closed
early, as he lived some distance, and
Clyda would not haye seen him in her
deep thought had he not spoken.
" Ah, l.is?y, it is pleas nt to see
thee." '
And looking up she saw him locking
his door.
"Good evening, Mr. Timms, I
thought you, would be closed, it is so
late, but if you could letm,e htve a little
wood; sir, I should be so glad, it ia too
late to go to the wood yard."
Yes, yes, child., t too cold to be
without R-ood," and unlocking the door,
they went back into the shop.
Placing a quarter qu the counter,
she said, ,
" I am so glad I can, get it here." "
" Keep your money, child, you shall
have the wood'
' But Mr. inims, you gave me some
once before, and I can't come to you any
more if you, do not let me pay you."
He looked at hern minute, and then
dropping the money in the drawer went
into the back room, returning with his
C; FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1875.
arms full of wood, refused to let her
carry it, abg: ,
" Your arms are full of bundles, I
will carry it."
"Youaic very kind to me, Mr.
Timms, J wish I could roMira it eome
time.
" Never mind, Jassy,. rfever mjnd,"
beaid, toiling np the narrow etairway.
The first landing all was dark one
more flight apd the door is pushed open,
throwing a bright ray of light on the'
well loaded couple whilj little Lomie
capered around them, Mmrinjr out
Uh. mama ! here is some sure 'nough
wood, and unele Timms, too," who,
putting the wood down, caught her in
his rruis, saying :
'Good evening. Mrs. Cameron, don't
thank me for the wood, it is Miss Clyde's
aud only came to see my little girl,"
he said, laughing, and putting Lomie
dow,! 1,5 added, " I must go back for the
rest."
M am glad to hear there ia more
sit down Mr. Timms, we won't mind go
ing for it." ...
But he would go. and soon came back
with another large turn of wood, re
fusing to come in, as it was Saturday
night, and he had a number of little
chores to do.
In the moan time the smoking em
bers revived into a glowing fire the
one little fshje was placed near with
thqir stoek of crockery, tho' scant, was
often more than they wefa able to GJ1
with provisions. Thus enjoying their
simple meal, Clyde told of her little
adventure, and concluded with--.
"I do hope the kind gentleman did
not think me rude."
"No my dear, I .think you acted
widely, for although his interference in
your behalf seemed kind and gentle
manly, wo cannot' always judge from
appearances what one's motives are.
Wc mut manage it so that you wi l not
hp .ijt so late." -
" Now mother, tell me of your secret
business this afternoon ?"
Her mother smiled, and said :
" I saw iu yesterday's paper, that a
good vocalist and performer on the
piano, would find it to hep interest to
jcall at Ktrcet No. 49. So I went
to see if it would not turn out for some
good to you,'
"Oh"! Mother, I have not played on
the piano any in two years, how could
1 answer to that discriptiunY'
"I knew your modesty, aud that-is
why I did not let you know what I was
going to do. - 1 called at the place, it is
that splendid establishment of Mrs.
Nathicr, and she is a perfect lady, i
Clyde I went to school with her and
we use o be quite intimata when chil
dren. She did not recognize mq.. I
am greatly changed, and if I had not
beeu fche would never expect to find
Clyde Fremont in such poverty, I
could not tell her. but I told her I
came in behalf of my daughter and
your ignorance of my doing so , that
you had quite a tallent for music, but
was out of practice for the waut of a
piano. She said she had some pressing
engagements, but would see you Mon
day at ten. o'clock.' ;
"Oh ! Mother," said Clyde clasping
her thin white hands..'
"I don't believe I hare forgotten.
I do believe I could play even without
looking at the keys," , , ,
Her eyes b:ightencd and, the crim
soq spot burning ' on ber pale face
showed that music had a charm for her
that few possessed.
I thought so darling," said her
mother fondly; "and poverty has not
taken away your voice, if it has your
piano. rs. Nathier probably wants
you lo teach, at any rate I hope H is
something that will pay you, it will be
better than sewing so constantly,
'Oh ! said Clyde, while great tears
rolled down her cheeks i( J onjj
could do something to keep off waat, I
would cheerfully work.
(to be continued.)
Call a lady a "chicken," and tea to
one she is angry with ynu. Tell her
she is '.'no chicken,T and ten to one e,e
is still angrier,
Wlmt I IIiia-o Hcen.
An old man cf experience lays:
I have sten a young man sell a good
farm, turn merchant, and die in the
inane asylum.
' I have seen a farmer travel about bo
much that there waa nothing at home
worth looking at,
I have seen a man fpend more
money in folly than would support his
family in comfort and independence.
I have seen a lyogrig girl marry a
young man of dissolute habits, and re
pent of it a? long as she ffved.
1 have t een a man depart from
trnth where candor and veracity would
have served hira to a much better pur
pose. I have seen the extravagance and
folly of children bring their parents
to poverty and Want, and thauaselvea
to disgraca.
I have seen a prudent and induj-
trious wife retrive the fortunes of a
family when the husband pulled at the
other end of the rope.
I have seen a young man who des
pised the' counsel of Ue wise aod ad
vice of tha good, and hia career end
in poverty and wretchedness.
How lie Wnnteillils Pic
ture Tnlten.
Yesterday a young man with a wart
on his noee dropped in at the Sherman
photograph gallery and remarked that
he wanted some pictures Uken.
Will you have it standing or a
bust ? queried the artist.
'Bust !' exclaimed the fellow, ad he
picked up his hat. 'Bust ! Mister, do
I look like a man who would coma iz.
to a picture gallery to get oc a bu t?
They explained to him, aud finally
persuaded him to sit long enough for
a negative. Tho picture was a good
one, and the r.oso stood out like a black
cat in a bay window,
1 ho fellow looked at it, and as he
handed it back said, 'Shoot again, old
pard,aud sec if you can't make the
wart look like a jioco of chewing gum.
They told him that it couldu't be
done.
'Well, see here now, pard,' he plead
ed, (iay name's TroCbs, and I'm en.
gaged to a girl back in lnjiana, and
she wants my picturt. She don't
know I've got this wart' it's growed
since I left tberc and if jou could
just rub it out of tho picturo and
make it look like something that she's
familiar wit'; a slice of bacon, for
instance I'd feel better.'
They fixed it up for him, and when
he went out he chuckled.
'That'll fetch ha- she'll just natur
ally think I'm floatiu round in eolid
comforts like bacon and string beans
and sich.
Tlio 'Women AVI 10 tiro
LovchI 31oKt.
The women who have been the most
loved froju the time of ftvo, have been
of great activity and industry.
Penelope, to whom the great heart
of Ulywcs turned faithfully in all his
wanderings, wove by day and unwova
by night for twenty year, the weh
that fascinated her impatient suitors.
The fair, unfortunate Roman, Lu
cretia, "gpun among her " maidena.
And when King Harold cam to take
his last farewell of his affianced, tho
lovely Saxon, Judith Edith of the
swan neck he found bar at the loomt
The most precious and valued old
laces were wrought, stitch by stitch
ai.d loop by loop, by tho fingers of
patient queens and royal ladies, and
were often, the product ctf a lifetime
of labor.
They are not Ike idle women who
have inspired, aud been tho heroines
of song and story, ,
They arc not the idle women whose
children rise vpand call them blessed,
and to then gTateful husbands say, as
said Brutus to Portia:'
You arc my dear and honorable wife,
As dear to me as are the ruddy droa
TLat visit my sad heart.'
Truthfulness a sound basis.
TERMS ;
Hard
"iNyotltlcli lu EIo
qneuco.
IIo walked out of the depot with a
satchel ia his handa good-looking
"tchel, yet terribly gaunt and thin.
If satchels had ribs, one could have
ecen kat satchel's ribs, and noted how
thin in flesh it was. Wuen a profes
sor of back-driving asked the stranger
if he would have a carriage, he smiled
blandly, and replied,
"Not this time, colonel not just
now, although I watn thee that it is
plebeian-like for a dake to walk
around with his baggage a his hand
I am ia search of a hostelry a cara
vansary whero I can rocupcrat. and
refresh."
Finally, whan be stood bef ora the
hotel e'erk, the clerk noted that the
stranger's hat was full of deuta asd
caves; that his shirt-front was badly
soiled ; that his garments wars be
coming threadbare, and that there was
need of thoough repair.
'I desire a seat at the banqatt
board without delay. said the stran
ger, "I have traveled far; and caed
refreshment.
The cleTk smiled as the aatchel was
lifted over the counter Ue l4hcftad
it, and smiled"again.
J carry the ducats bore, iu my wal.
let" said the stranger, "and after I
haves'.ppcd the amber mocha, carved
the spring poultry, I shall cheerfully
requiUthee.
He might hate seventy five cents
about him the clerk would chance it.
Victory lurked in tho stranger's eye a
ho turned to one of the bell boys, and
said. -
Youthful slave, conduct mo to. a
place where I caa lave my fovered
brow.?
He was conducted, and after he had
laved he looked a little bettsr. Even
a bootblack is improved by a liberal
application of soap and water. Still,
there was that lank satchel behind the
counter, those thrcadhare garments
aud that hungry voice.
"Now, serf, proceed to the banquet
hall, and I will follow thee," said the
stranger, as be ran a coarse comb over
his head for the tat time.
Seated at the table and approached
by a waiter, he remarked,
"Thou canst bring mo rare viands
of any kind, nnd I shall not quarrel
about tho cookery."
'Beefsteak, fried ham, mutton chops,
or liver r queried the girl.
'Fair lady, to thine own judgment
do I leavo it,, he replied: 'only let
wings be added to thy speed, for my
castle is leagues away, and I hunger.
She brought him a well-selected
stock of groceries and provisions, and
ho got away with them as a steam
ditcher goes dovn through wyidy.soi!.
He ate his fill, and then be'erammed
another meal down on top of that, ne
emptied his coffee-cup again and again
and when he finally rose fjom the
table he coa'.d hardly lift himself.
Turning U, the fatigued waiter, he
gently said,
"Fair maiden of the valley thou
hast done thy culinary work ia a man
ner which speak volumes for the.
Pemit mo to offer thee my heartfelt
thanks.
.He strolled into the ofEce, put some
matches into one vest pocket, snd some
toothpicks ia tho other, and then
leaning bis tlbow on the countar, laid
to the clerk,
"Thoa knowest thy do tic well, and
when Jam far away I shtll gladly
sound thy praise-
'Cone, 00 fooling now cut with
that seventy-five cents.,
"As soon as my retainers arrive I
shall give theo a weighty purse, and
thoa canst keep ever ducat in it.
"Dncats be hangod I want scrip
nickles etampal I waat pay for
your breakfast V
"Gently, my friend with the Roman
nose, continued tho stranger; 'thou
canst ootaaj but I an a ljrdora
duke tQ dUguite,'
"And Idoo,t care a cent ! Are you
going to pay?
'Am I going U turn thsse fragments
$2.00 per Annum.
NO; 7.
of wood into gold r querricd tho
stranger, as he held txpanmubcr cf
fine twthpicka,
Tho elcrkcame ouf of the ofS
having the lea satchel iu his hand,
and.ho took the stranger to the door,
kicked htm with great good will, and
pointed up tho street.
"I go" said tho aiania asolema
voice, "b t when my rctaiacra arrivo
I shall seek revenue human rort
shall be thed to satisfy me T
u v . . . . .
. iV guro rijrv away nom
Lcro quicv smartr exclaimed. tlV
clerk.
lis went. Hit' 0 was clouded
for a moment, but thea grand smila
covered it and bo stopped a newsboy,
and asked. 1
"My faithful minion, canst thou di.
rect meioanofHcs over tho door cf
which liang tie traditionary goldea
balbj oftne base i:ioney lender a
place whero I may exchange a few
precious heirlooms for smt vilo drossf
And the boy did. . , ,
o 1 1 6 e.
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Tongue and Groove floor
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