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THK SENATORIAL STRUGGLE.
Shotriiui Why Governor
'7ce Should be Ekcted-Merrimon
ltioiuibh Methods of Obtaining Pro
notion. correspondence of the News.
New Berne, July 30.
V a mania lias seemingly seized upon
Verv one, to ventilate through the press-
r. oninions F"" r -
dales of the center; in the swamps and on
the Savannas of tlie East j on, the barren
Kinds of the coast, and hU pilot boat far
out on- the waves of the AlUutie, lie keeps
his lonely vigils. He is omnipresent and
in thecoming contest he will be politically
OBJECTIONS TO MERKIMOX.
That Jndge Merrimon is the possessor
of brilliant talents, and is a pure patriot;
v. rli(v. anil as your wiiCTi"reui tuai ne mis iuhuo n Biienii wm
t cscapeu the malady, but has an "itch-! reCord, and has raised the standard of
,rto'wiite" he will, witli your permis- statesmanship high above any of his pi-e-
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8ioi. Uidulge in a little inK-siingiog, ami
pve hi reasons why all his preferences
arc for Vance.
REASON NUMBER ONE.
t WW when Northern venom, avarice,
-vv Spite7hate anl all niichai itabrcnes.s
aaVulmioated In civil war; when the
. ..loti iumm1 over the
treau oia""51 '
lafrtf? when all of our deuret rights were
thieAtcned and imperilwl; when the black
decessors, none Will be so silly as to even
attempt to "gainsay. Yet to attain" his
station, 'he lent himself as a willing tool
to Iwlters. We do not like the" manner
of Judge Merrimon8 election, it defeated
theixpressed wishes of the party, and he
and his supporters deserve rebuke, y
Governor Vance has always been eqnal
to any emergency, his genius has cast a
. , 1 1:. . ...-V-plninl thflt 1ioverel overi limfi-i vr wo.rv nosition to which
ustoMt npon us with all its terrible con- j ,as iM;en called, and judging huu by the
ueiices, Zelmlon U. Vance, 'recognizing light 0f the past, we have every reason to
h'M duty, did not stand hesitating, but believe that, should he be elected Senator,
straightway donned' the gray ami went out i,e wjil fill the full measure of tho require-
do battle in his country's cause; ami ; Juents of the position with honor auu
credit to himself and the State; He pos
sesses iu. an einineut degree all the quali
rkht.uobly did he bear himself, till called
from the tented field by his countrymen
lo preside over the destinies of his State iitations of Judge Merrimon; he is his
a her Chief Executive. This wo put j .)eer j CVery particular; and over and
lom ks cause number one for our preference.
REASON NUMBER TWO. .
IUis a conceded fact, that the North
Carolina troops in the army of Nortleru
Virginia and elsewbere nnder the foster
ingxare mid love of Gov. Vance, and
through his untiring labors in their be
half, were better, cared for and bet
tf r equipped, lhan the wldier8 of any
oilier State. I The writer being at that
time a Vtc soldier, a sharer in
and recipient of his kindness, and grati
fied for and mindful of his care iu those
Stormy xlays. . We put this down as cause
numb iwb for our prefereuce.
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above all this, he is the unmistakable
choice of a vast majority of the Demo
cratic party, to those Whose behests we
should eheerfully bow easting aside all
personal preferences. Governor Vance
has lost much of his popularity in this
immediate vicinity, owing to his unfortu
nate selection of the railroad appointees,
this, however, we think, was an error of
tl.o head and not of the heart, which error
we hope, in time, to-see remedied,
"Do you ever read the 'Guide to Holi
ness' asked Mrs. Simpkins, when she
had fully delivered her opinions on the
condition and duty of the church.
The deacon confessed that he had not.
"It's an excellent work .-deacon, said
Mrs. Simpkins, with increased warmth of
manner. "I can . womniend it with en
tire confidence. 1 have taken it for years
and find it very spiritual. Perhaps you
would like to read it. Take the last nuin-
f bcr if yon would."
"Thank yon, sister ; not to-day. Some
other time, perhaps."
"The work strenuously urges the doc
triue of entire sanctitication ; that it is the
privilege of all Christians. What do you
think of it, deacon 1" questioned Mis.
"0, 1 don't know," sighed the good man.
'The command is, ilk ye r holy, as I am
holy,' but oh, dear ! sometimes I'm afraid
that I haven't even been justified that,
aiiei an, i siiun uu
"We ueed faith, faith to lay hold on the
promises," urge Mrs. Simpkins.
"Hut my life is so poor, sister," groan
ed the deacou, j come bo far short in
everything. The thing I would not I do,
ami what I would I do not."
"I believe it is our privilege to live
above siu " began Mrs. Simpkins, when
the door opened, and a smutty, uncared
lor little fellow, of half-a-dozen years,
put iu his head.
"Ypr. darlinr. vou way take one off
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the bureau. Now don't disturb mother
"I believe it is our -blessed privilege,"
resumed Mrs. Simpkins, "to live above
sin, to have Christ dwelling in us contin
ually, filling us with perfect love, raising
us above all doubts and fears and strength
ening us with the hope of glory."
PIETY FOR COMPANY.
After lofig) weary months and even
years if gallantry and heroism nnsuvpass
...1 ;.. ri.o niin-ila if w!irt :iffiT underiroin
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the baleful P,try Ior inem. .mh :i uiv m it mrj
use lor themselves or hmtheir fannies; it
is never seen on ordinary occasions, and
It is not unusual foij peopTe to keep
their In-st household things the la'st bed
and china, lor their guests ; some keep
for them their 'best looks, and words;
some go still farther, and keep all their
untold hardships and toi
npii it ,of desertion, instigated by traitors
..t ufii-A i:iuiu shik of our troo;.
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full the Southern so l"il,s 's " ""'
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dutv- of the an TI1C ""ore 01 u ior cuiuuau. liiwugn
"A blessed privilege !" echoed the dea
con, and rose to go.
"I thank you for this visit, deacou,"
said Mrs. Simpkins. "I think it is good
for the saints to speak one to another.
Come again, soon, deacon, and borrow
my 'Guide to Holiness.' "
"Thauk you, thank you," said thekind-
learted deacon, hastening his movement
seemingly at this second mention of the
magazine. "Thank you. I am glad we
Uoveruor Vance. alone
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hour; left "the Executive Mansion, visited , f it there surely is, if not a surfeit. The
the Ann v of Northern Virginia, and there visitor is treated to it with a liberality
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11 the trenches llKe that oi tne a esiern nonsewue wuo,
on being told bv her minister that she
around tlie camp tires.
nml on the stunm. he warned them of the x
-.v'si .,,,..,hs t desertion: won them iit pnt less molasses in his tea, insist-
froni the error of their ways, and steadied
nml strengthened them in the line ot duty i
It was .Mrs Simpkins' parlor a nice; re
todotr;die, ami this we put down ns
caiuVwuTiilier three for our preference.
REASON NUMBER FOUR. -
v"heu the war was over, and the fear
ful strhggle had closed in a glmuny night
of hope; when alMlitiou, malice and fieud-"-iih
hate had accomplished its ends; when
men spoke with bated breath, and an im
penetrable pall of uncertainty and dis
tufitliaug over usr Gov. Vance alone of
all thfl Sonthern Governors, on account
of the great and mighty lov he lwre. his
ed that if she made it all molasses it
wouldn't be any too. good for him.
ligions-looking parlor, very. A mon
strous great Bible,. Imnnd in morocco and
gold, with a purple ribbon book-mark, a
yard long, dangling with crucifixes, lay
alone in-seeming saeredness on the centre
table. Three certificates of life member
ship in religious societies huug iu heavy
gilt frames upon the wall. No idle orna
ments or vain curiosities on the what-not,
but diviue songs and sacred hymns, Bax
ter's Saints' Kest, Taylor's Holy Living
! and Dviug, How's Blessedness of the
Southern people, and for his unswerving j . htw;8llookB of exalt, d pieH, that
fidelity to their interests in the prosecu
tion of the war, was so objectionable to
the leaders of the North, that he was in
carcerated iu the old capitol prison at
Washington; and there behind its grated
bars the grandeur, the nobleness and the
true greatness of the man shone out in
his patience and his heroic endurance.
. For this wo love him, and desire to do
him honor, ami this we' put down as cause
number Jour for our preference.
REASON .NUMBER FIVE.
He has never cat any dirt, and has nev
er asked for pardon for an1 uncommitted
mu; needing no repentance, he. has simu
lated none; but he is to-day the same
glorious, " chivalrous, noble Zeb Vance,
that he was iu prison and iu camp, in his
bear their renders like' angel wings to the
verv uates-of the beautiful citv. Besides
them were "choice piles of magazines, la
beled "Guide to Holiness."
The air of the place was still and sol
emn, almost holy. Deacon Wilson felt
that it was while he waited there for Mrs.
Simpkins. He took up a number of the
"Guide to Holiness," and opened it. "Per
fect Love,"-"Heaven Below," "Living Be
low Our Privileges," he read in the table
"What a goodly woman Sister Simpkins
is!" he said to himself, and laid the mag
azine in place, feeling himslf so far from
hoi i lies ;"t hat the very title of the articles
were discouraging to bim.
"1 am glad there are some good people,"
official or his social sphere, and this wef he added, looking around the room at the
"And why, didn't you think of it! I've
tried so bard to make a good girl of you,
and I declare I'm most tirel oat."
"Well, I've thought of giving you a rest
from mc. There's no use in so much saiu,
and being so tired all for a sn? of broth."
"No words, Bridget ; I never allow my
girrs to answer back. It is bad enough to
have a thing burnt up without any impu
dence from you.",. ; . " p
"Yon can look out for another girl to
do your work. I can't suit you, and you've
leave to find one that can." f .?
"How foolish in you, Bridget, to get
mad just for nothing ! It was tny place to
get angry, and not yours. Jt was my
money tha was burnt in the ftqup.".
"Ah, and there was no money burnt at
all, and no loss of, soup, f either, for the
children and we'll have it to ate, burnt or
not burnt as you yourself knows well.
from morning until night, whenever your
self s in the house; and I'm running here
and there for the children, and yourself,
and me work to be done all the-same,and
ye never pleased, but always this is wrong
and the other ain't right, and me w orking
till I can't hold me two feet twunst to the
tloor, and thin I've never done the work
half well enough."
"If you are dissatisfied, yon had better
go, Bridget ; but first consider what it is
to have a good steady place, with good
religious people. You -Irish girls never
know when you are well off."
"And it's not well off any one is, that
works iu this house," answered Bridget.
"I shan't listen to any more of yourim
pudeuce, Bridget. I wish you to keep on
with your work till I get another girl,"
said Mrs. Simpkins.
There was something indecscribably
r:iUiiir siid onnressiniT iu her tone and
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manner, that roused the worst feelings the
generous, goou-narureii imuget a du
pable of, ami she dashed the dipper from
her to the floor before Mrs. Simpkins had
turned her back.
Mr. Simkius came home tired and worn
with business, and the first thing that fell
upon his ear was the dash of the dipper,
and the next a complaint from his wife.
"What worthless things these servants
now. XPP v?1 peforojou coineto a settled
opinion, on the rotyeqt, Pn think I'm
persecuting yon, wiie,or anything of the
sort..rjI am glad you, are a ;pious woman,
and that is the reason ,whyt j married y ou.
ivery man likes ( to( have a gwd wife ; I,
want a little of your . piety myself; and
tne children ,.wou!dn'$ be , the worse for
some, notj Bridget neither,, jWe are not
deacons, nor ministers, nor-saiuts, but we
should like to' be treated, in a sweet, heav
enly way sometimes, and perhaps 'twould
make us better. I am sure it would make
us happier, and you, too. Suppose you
try to give us a little more family piety.
This is my first sermon, and I hope it will
be productive of good. There is no com
pany here, so I won't pretend that it has
been preached from a sense of duty, but
because I feel out of patience and just
like speaking niy whole mind."
Well, what did Mrs. Simpkins say iu
answer 1 This only, that she was glad
mere was one in ner own iamiiy to near
him ; that she was glad there were some
people who had a good opinion of her;
that the Rev. Dr. Smoothtougue had told
some of the church that very week, he
wished there were a fewjiiore women just
meet so often in the house of God, sister."
"I am never willingly absent from the
menus of grace," answered Mrs. Simpkin,
with something like a glow of satisfation
iu her sweet face.
T om itI.kI -in lv rSixl's wnrsliin. s?s- I I'V ill
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And the deacon took his leave in no
way benefited by his visit, and feeling that
lie had conferred no benefit. Mrs. Simp
kins was on spiritual heights far above
him. He could not touch the hem of her
She fiew up stairs to her nursery and
snatched the baby from Bridget.
"Now go to your washing as quick as
you can, and try and have it done in some
kind of season for once. And have your
dinner cooked decently for once, if yon
"What now?" he asked.
"Oh, Bridget has flared up."
"What's the matter!"
"She complains of her work."
"I don't much wonder. She's at iteve-
orning at 5 o'clock, and I leave her
hard at it when I go to bod, and yet I do
not believe it is ever done."
"Well, whose fault is it, I should like
to know t" asked Mrs. Simpkins.
"It isn't mine, 1 know," answered her
husband ; "and it don't seem to be Bridg
"Then I suppose you'll bave it that it's
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mine,' responueu ins mic.
'ii didn't say so."
"You might as well."
"Do you think so? Now, whose fault is
it? All our girls complain of leiiig over
worked, and scolded, and underfed, and
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Not 5i word of thanks to the poor ser- umlerpam ; ami you naveuie nuie ...au-
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Mrs. Simpkins' hxk and maimers ? What uient," interrupted Mrs. h
had driveu awav her sweetness and pla- "But uot all," respouded her husband,
ciditv, her heavenly smile ! How chang- yon get a great reputation for piety
- I -a
ed her voice was ? So keen and cutting! great deal ot time to go to meetings, male
How ansrry she looked as she called to and female, sewing societies, maternal as-
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her little son : sociatlons, anniversaries, and every ouiei
"Jimmy, come here!" religious meeting, far and near, that you
The boy olyed. can hear of. Aud you get money fol
low don't you ever come again to the 'Guides to Holiness,' and life member-
parlor when I'm there with company," ships, and great expensive trames to hang
she -exclaimed to the voting intruder, as their certificates in, thereby obeying the
she cuffed him first on one ear and then divine command, 'not to let your left baud
Two years ago Joho L. Garthman, of
Lewiston, Me., graduated with honors at
Yale. As during his years in college he
had, in addition to his regular studies,
read law with au attorney of New Haven
it only required a year iu a law office at
Kokome, Ind., to fit him for admission to
the bar, after which he immediately came
to New York, and tried to get into prac
tice. Unfortunately for Mr. Garthman, he
discovered that there were already 0,000
lawyers in this city, all trying to get in
to practice, and there was about as much
hanceforhim as being elected to the presi
dency. Ofhce rent and board bills soon
consumed the little means he had and he
was at the end of his string. As he was
a month iu arrears, his landlady commen
ced to regard him with looks not altogeth
er pleasant, and the prompt landlord who
owned the ollico he occupied notified him
to pay or get out. Mr. Garthman dis
covered that while there was identy of
room on the upper shelves, it would re
quire a great many years of climbing, and
that he would probably starve to death a
great many times before he could reach
eveu the lowest of the said upper shelves.
So he determined to quit law and try
something else. He was a sensible young !
man, aud so lie tidiiot
Ask for the management of a manufac
Apply for the position of actuary in a
life insurance company.
Ask for the presidency of the board of
Ask for the managing editorship of a
Apply for the cashiership of a bank, or
any tiling of the kiud.
But he did find something he could do.
Down iu one of the streets close to Wall,
under the sidewalk of a popular restaurant,
he noticed a light, clean open space that
was unoccupied. He went to the pro
prietor of the restaurant and took that
place at a -nominal rent, and, promptly
pawning his ulster to produce stock,
opened business there as a bootblack !
As a matter of course he did not wish
to be known as a polisher ot boots up
town, for he was living in a rather exclu
sive boarding house, to which only the
most respectable were admitted. It was
no trouble to conceal his idenity. Soma
ye upon the girl, and ia flamed by her
excellencies as well as the comfortable
fortune she was sure to possess, detcr-
raineu! to possess 'her. Lillie favored
Garthim, and the father favored Bathnrst
and so. it was about An eVea race betweeu
Bathnrst did not believe iu Mr. Garth
mana business, for tliero.'waa 'jsiimethin
nisyterious about it. (Jarfhniani when
asked where his place of business was
had always replied vaguely. "Down
town," with a sweep of the city. Bathnrst
had searched all the directories for infor
mation in vainl ,N6 such name appeared
and no snch business either. And so he
plied t lie old gentleman, with suspicious,
intimating that probably the young man
was ajlealer in a faro bank, a smuggler,
a policy dealer, and all that, till both he
and Lillie were nearly crazy. "Fiually the
following conversation ensned:
"Mr. Garthman, I insist, before you are
seen with niy danghter any more, upon
knowing who you are, aud what you are
doing and where yo:i are doing it ?"
"Mr. Pickham, I am John L. Garth
man. I earn money enough to support
your daughter properly, and for the rest
must decline to answer."
"You decline, do -you ? No man who
has anything to conceal shall have any
thing to do with a daughter of mine." '
And in consequence a strick injunction
was laid upon the girl to see him no more
which she violated just as often as she
could get out of the house.
One day. Mr. Bathnrst entered the res
tauraut iu which Mr. Garthman plied his
There is no more doubt .thai iriwkinc
lct-waterarnesUdigestiou than thcro 1
that a refrigerator would arrest perspir-
mvii. i. unves from the stomach its vat
ural heat,, suspends the flow of mttrie
juice, and shocks and weaken the deli
cate organs with which it cornea ju con
tact. An able writer on human diseases
says: Habitual ice-water drinkers are
usually very flabby about he region of
the stomach. They complain that theft
food lies heavy on that patient raa.
MOic mcir uiKuer ir hours alter it
is bolted. They cultivate the uso of
stimulants to aid digestion. If they are
intelligent jthey read noon food and what
the physician has to say about it how
lonr it takes cabhnrrn .nurtfeu-i.- nn.i t.t
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and potatoes and other meats aa A escu
lents to go throngb the process of assimi
lation. They roar at new bread, fcot
cake, fried meat, imagining these to havo
been the cause of maladies. Bnt the ico
water goes down all the-same, and finally-
friends are called in to take a farewell
look at one whom a mysterious Provjidence
has called to a clime where, as far as is
known, ice-water is not used. The num
ber of immortal beings who go henco to
returu no more on account of an injudi
cious use of ice-water, can hardly be es
timated." - The &jur of the Liberator.
Gov. Hampton, of South Carolina,- has
been sent by a Newport admirer, Mr. V.
W. Woolsey, a splendid pair of silver
brush, and sat down iu the chair to have i spurs, with the following note; "These
spurs were made by he Bogatano silver
smiths after Bolivar struck the shut kles
from their limbs and made -them fieo.
rhey may well be worn by one who has
made equal lights before the law a bless
ing and a reality to so many thousand
know what your right hand doeth, all
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V our good woik none secieuj m u
put down; as cause number five for our
''" ' nsov xiMBKi: six.
In 1872 Gov. Vance was almost the
unanimous choice of the Democracy of
the State for United States Senator, he
w as defrauded of his election by a ciun
bhiation of Itiidicals and a few disaffect
ed Democrats; that justice must be done
and a merited rebuke meted out to his
- enemies, we desire his election now, and
this we put down as cause number six for
REASON' XIMBER SEVEX.
.He is the most objectionable and dis
tasttful man iu the State to the Radical
part nod as it is a safe criterion, toSove
thpae'things aud honor the men they dis
UKe, ne s therefore our first choice for
Senator, aud this-we put down as cause
; number seven for our prefereuce.
ANOTHER WHO WILI. liECOCJXIZE THOSE
-iVou'r correspondent could enumerate
causes for., his -.preference -ad iufinitum,
: but ()e aforesaid are the chief causes by
hiih he is swayed, and he is acquainted
"With Qie wore beesliimself who is act
uap4 by the saiue reasons; he is a white
U)ap was a confederate soldier, is ubi-
tyoitou and bis name is legiou. He can
be found "nearer his Qod" on the bleak
mountain tops of the "Clqud lands" of the
est; on the roljng l)ills and snilug
mi the other. makinir botb rirr'. She did
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not call him "darliug" then. "Yon'n
the. worst bov 1 ever saw." she went on.
"I have no idea what you'll grow up to be
How many times have I told yon not to
come to the parlor when I'm there with ed by the cutting irony
may be rewaided opeuly.'"
"What has all this to do with Bridget?"
interrupted Mrs. Simpkins, a little touch-
lus boots cleaned. Mr. Garthman kent
his face averted as much as possible, but
Mr. liathurst observed him intently. He
shined aud paid his ten cents and went
out. Iu an hour he came back, and though
his boots were yet clean ho sat down
again. At the conclusion of the opera
tion, he remarked :
"Ha! ha! Mr.-Garthman ; this is the
polishing of calf-skins you do! Ha! ha!
Aud taking a coupe he hastened up
town full of the discovery. He had his
rival in his power. Now Miss Lillie would
throw Garthman over; now the elder
Pickham would insist that all connection.
between them cease, for, of course, he
would never permit his daughter to mar
ry a bootblack. And he lost no time iu
retting at the old man and telling hiiii
"Do you pretend to say that John
Garthman is blacking boots in a basement.
"Certain! v I do ! He has an old suit of
clothes, which he wears dtiriug the day,
and the when his work is done he puts
on his good clothes and comes up hero,
imposing himself upon us as a gentlemau.
He's au im poster."
"He was a lawyeav, wasn't he ?'
"Lillie!" .yelled the old gentleman,
somewhat red in the face, "come here.
You may take Johu Garthman as soon as
you please. 1 like the fellow. Bathnrst
if you had been fixed as he was, you
would have borrowed of your friends,
and thence glided gently into deadbeat
ing, and ended finally as a dealer of faro.
John did'nt do auythiug of the kind. Ho
set about earning a living honestly, and
has succeeded. That young fellow will
getou. Good-bye, But hurst, you vab
doue us a favor. Garthman won't black
your boots a great while."
And so the troubled John was pleas
antly received, and all restrictions we e
taken off the meeting of the young ones,
and Mr, Bathnrst quit the house in dis-
How a Southerner Met Jlis Dcatli.
A weTf dressed man, who gave his name
as Wm. Holt, of Caswell county, N. C,
and who had been run over by a train.,
was taken to TretUvn, N. J., o-1 WedncsjF'
day morning by the eastward bound o
train on the Pennsylvania Railroad. Ho
dit,d at 7 A. M., and his body was placed
in the morgue.
"parlor Bible" ami the life memberships
'Yes, 8ister Simpkins is a very devoted
Mrs. Simpkins entered with a sweet and
placid countenance, and grave, subdued
manner, like one just leaving chapel ser
vice or closet meditation, and in low,
chastened tones welcomed the deacon,
and assured him of her lijgh estimate of
the privilege of Christian communion, of
the strength she derived from Christian
association, the comfort from Christian
The deacon had barely time to make a
suitable response, when she inquired:
"And what is the state of Zion, deacon?
What say the watchmen on her walls?"
The question was general, aud the dea
con was safe in the answer, "Few go iu
at the gates."
"And why, why is it?" exclaimed Mrs.
Sirapkius, with a tone of touching solici
tude. "Why mnst we wait so long to see
the 8piritof God poured out? Surely the
fault is in ourselves. The Church is liv
ing far below lver duty aud privilege. Too
mauy of us are not yet- sanctified, wholly
sanctified one with the Lord. Too many
of us still cling to the world, Still have
appetites for the flesh-pots of Egypt. We
have couie out of the world and we must
not look back,"
Oh," groaned the good deacon, (,I feel
company? And yet you always, come
Just as sure as I am there in conies your
This was true, for the child was briirht
enough to know his opportunity. The
only sweet, liberal time his mother ever
had, was when she was under the obser
vation of company. Then, for appear
ance sake, she would give him what hi
asked for. He always had to pay for it
afterwards in tingling ears and smarting
flesh, but he was well accustomed, tough
ened, and did not mind them much.
This unsiiintly and unwholesome treat
ment had only just been administered
to Jimmy when an odor of burning food
"Bridget!" screamed Mrs. Simpkins;
iyour soup is burning, Bridget!" No
answer. ; And leaving the baby with Jim
my, Mrs.' Simpkius flew to the kitchen and
snatched a kettle from the stove.
"What made you let the soup bum?"
she exclaimed, as Bridget entered.
"I was ou the shed, ma'am."
"But you ought not to be out of your
kitchen jwheu you've anytlrng on the
"But Ij had to hang out the clothes,
ma'am, or they wouldn't be dried. I was
so long with the baby that the washing's
far back, ma'am."
"I never saw anything like it, You've
always sprue excuse, no matter what you
'It has a great deal to do with her,
answered her husband, "if it puts a part
of your work on her, or tires you out so
as to make .you cross and unreasonable
with her, or if it makes you pinch her in
wages, or deny her in food, or wrong her in
auy way ; you'll allow that, won't you?"
"Yes, if it d.K-s."
"Well, don't it ? I ask the question.
"What ! would you have-me do more
than I do now ?"
"Perhaps not more, but I would have
you do somewhat differently. Y'ou can
make some equalization, lie as sweet and
angelic with Bridget as you are with your
deacons; as mild in the nursery, where
only GikI and the children hear you, as
you would le if the Maternal association
were here. Show a little of your dead
liest to the world and heavenly-minded-ness
when the new fashions come. Stop
fcikiuir the 'Guide to Holiness,' and give
Bridget as her rightful due
Don't furnish up the parlor with any more
religious show till you have given her as J
i i .i.i on..ifi.li gf lil nrt iti-!ill v
1,1,1 nHV " "T- i 7 n l ! gust, and the twain are to be made one
milced on his pantaloons in hislmots, and . feul , .
uo human being could reeognizein Garth
mau, bootblack, the fashionable and ele
eant Mr. Garthman, of the Twenty-first
His venture was entirely successful.
He was something of a wit iu his way,
and entertained his patrons judiciously,
while he polished their boots. And then
there was something about him which at
tracted the young brokers who frequen
ted the restaurant, and he entered upon
a career of prosperity that was delightful.
His earnings frequently ran as high as
six dollars a day, and his business in two
weeks increased so that he had to employ
His chauged condition attracted atten-
sometimes that I am the Acftan in the j do. Why didn't you set the soup back
camp of Israel, the Jonah t))aJ hi'Mlers 'while you were in the shed,-'
. . . .i . i. .....
very soon. .Mr. uarinmau oas icsumvu
the practice of the law, and as Mr. Pick
ham has iuflueuce, it is probable that he
will get oh very weJL
This little romuQco amied properly.
Wo would not, however, advise all young
lawyers to go to bootblacking, for theu
that profession would bo everdone, aud
besides, all old gentlemen might uot be as
sensible as Mr. Pickham. However,
few of them might try it to the advantage
not oulv of themselves, but tho world.
A. 1'. Evening Mail
tion at his boarding-house. It had become ! Ait.xamlor,
well known that he had been imp-c'u- Alleghany,
nious, and now the fact that he had bet- Ashe,
ter clothes aud was again carrying his Jjjj,,
watch, and paid all his bills promptly, led Iredt:Ut
to much comment. j Ko'wan,
Had he abandoned law ? Yes, and gone Surry,
into business. What business? Polish- j f'
iug calf-skin. Aud he was congratulated Ya4lkill'f
at his success, aud became a very popular (
1 iiitt. flit 1 ...Ik-llC
very best boarding-house society.
Was it possible that a young man like
Johu L. Garthman should go through life
u ... i ..
without love ? Never ! lu the same nouso
resided an old gentleman, a merchant
The. following is the official voto of the
Gubernatorial and Congressional election
in the 7th District, for IS70:
Tho New Haven (Conn.) -Register saysjL
"if this sort of summer is going to be tho
usual thing iu this latitude, somebody
will have to get up summer excursions to
the tropics. No nearer lite line than Now
Orleans they are comparatively cool.5"
With undue and inelegant familiarity,
the Chicago Alliance calls the Hon. Alex
ander H. Stephens a "slight bundle of un
limited energy," an! dewcribes his voice
as "so feeble that it sounds like the pho
nograph copy of somebody else's."
The fate of a recent religious newspa
per enterprise in Chicago induces its pro
jector to remark, with some acerbity-;
"Now let the devil foreclose on this town
as soon a he wants to," -
The Turner's Falls Iicjorfer remarks
"If EUiou would now only iuvcutacou'n-.
try editor who could, with a headache at
tachment, write three or four columns of
brilliancy in seven teen minutes, for ft pa-'
per that didn't begin to-pay, he would
iaiprove eu the prevailing animal we
Somebody iu the Iouisville Coarter-
Journal wildly suggests that since most
of the writing in newspaper offices is done
with lead pencils, it would be well to re
construct lUchelieu's. aphorism thus;
"The pencil called the Faber's more po
tent than the sabre."
Is there an openf&g here for an Intel
lectual writer?" asked a seedy, red-uoacd
individual of an editor. ""Yes, my friend,"
replied the man of quills, "a considerate,
carpenter, foreseeing your visit, left au
opening for you ;. turn the knob to tho
An Knglish medical authority says that
the man who blows the big horn iu
a band rarely lives Wyond a period of
three years. I his is auout two year,
eleven months and twenty-nine days log
ger than his next door neighbor wants
h:ni to live. - Mnxicnl J.'erictv,
1 The servant "ill stays in tho kitchen
708 or two d"!"11'8 sx wk, while the master's
J540 daughter remains irrthe parlor and spends
1&J9 . fifty dollars a week iu adorning .-her.per-son.
Which will make the better wife!
J Every nce in a while we hear of &
UP :ilit"oriia womankilljng' a bear. Thaf
is all right. But we cbaljeiig the world
10073 to ransack the pages of history and show
j where a woman has ever got away with a
' i i irlipn to flint.
good wages as you -uld yourself ; "-U
deserving if you were ... her puu. , - u,Ue pickhlMllf the daugh -
go to a single meeting . M, m j delirhtful girl, and Garthman
Printers' ink will keep the hinges of tho " . , ... , 1
111 1 to wear old clothes nutil he can afford to
storodoors loose. uliy new. AH editors are heroes. Ifaf
Why is au editor amoral man? Because 'oftKtnHfj0l,
daughter occupied the lest apartment s he al wuv8 j, -vritc.
Charles Keade claims to have forgotten
Don't say auy more to the church about ( an
sanctificatiou here below till you moe
made your own family think such a thing
is possible. Learn to be just before you
even the names of some of his early
A smoker in: Poitarmiutfe, X. H., find
ing-thnt his cigar wouldn't draw, cut it
open, and discovered a cartridp, wjtU
the bullet toward the mouth eud.
even aim at perfection ;arn to be patient
.....1. inr. and there was a decent pros
pect that in time they would make up "Paper, sir ?1;iasked the newsboy. "No,
theirmiudstogo tnrong - - : fifth, of the jury trials in this county iu-
But Garthman na",a uo, - , ' ciude at least one ma.ron the jury b
An observer states that about three
1 a hated rival.
A broker namert immurst heres a man as
before you think you havereacneu u,-u - ,ig jp ,
1 a . .Via nninifxi of those who Jo 1,
(.e Hiife v v i
is prctisin' for tho elude at least one man on the jury
ought to have been born a mule.