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"3Itist I Forget ?"
ivnuisitso7 And must we meet
With cold indifference, now?
Must I fonret the HvW flm
You've pressed upon my brow?
Must I forcret mv head hath lain
..Against your throbbing breast.
As you, in love's abandonment,
My loosened hair carest?
Must I forEret mv verv soul
w m w
On yours has helpless hung.
Ab o'er my woman's weakness, you
The strength of manhood flung ?
Must I forget ? I will forget,
And you shall never know
The fierce, volcanicfire, which burns
Beneath indifference snow.
Like marble I will set the lips
Which quivered 'neath your own,
While from my voice nride shall
Love's tenderness of tone,
I know your coldlv iealous heart
Would rather for its sake,
Beneath the weicht vou've on It
My woman's one should break.
I know you'd rather rage and hate
Should in my bosom burn,
Than that the lava In my veins
To hardened stoue should turn.
I will not feign my heart is ice,
You know it is not so:
But I will make you keenly feel
For you it does not glow ;
Feel that another reigns supreme
Where you were king alone ;
And with this poisoned arrow pierce
Your jealous heart of stone.
THE LOST POCKET-BOOK.
The scene was in New York. It
was a cheerletss afternoon. A bit
ing wind drove the snow before it
like a blinding mist, and the
clouds hung so low as to almost
touch the roofs of the houses. , v
"How desolate it is," Mrs. Hal-
pine sighed, glancing out from her
attic window on the gloomy pros
pect below, as she smoothed and
folded the garment she had just
completed; 4and the cold's bitter.
I don't like to send you out, Louise,
but there's not a
bit of coal, and
Willie must have thf
I'd go myself, but"
4,()h, mother, no 1 let me go I
don't mind if it is cold. I'll hurry
b:ick ;" and the little girl sprang up
from her low seat beside the child's
cradle and began to fasten on her
faded cloak and hood.
t4Vfll T snnnnsfl von must" tho
mother continued, as she wrapped
. - I
up the delicately embroidered gar
ment. "You know the place? Mr.
Rawdon's, on Tenth street that
brown stone house."
"Yes, yes, mother I I know."
"Well, dear, run fast and keep
yourself warm, and say to Mrs.
Rawdon that I'd have finished the
work before if Willie had'ntbeen so
ill. Three dollars she owes me.
You can call at the baker's and get
a loai or iwo."
The child took the bundle and
vanished out of sight down the
dreary flight . of steps, while the
mother turned back to the cradle
where the sick child lay. He held
up his little hands and moaned pi t-
eously: "Give me some tea, mam
ma, I'm so thirsty."
"Yes, darling, as soon as Louise
Her eyes filled with tears as she
raised the little fellow to her bosom,
clasping him closely to keep him
warm, for there was no fire in the
stove and the desolate attic room
was very comfortless. Yet there
had been a day when this same pale-
faced, meek-eyed woman saLin a
luxurious chamber, with every
comfort that heart could wish with
in her reach; and a doting hus
band's strong arms of love to encir-
cjte and protect her. . But
band was dead, lying, unknown,
on some distant battlefield in the
South : and her riches had made
themselves wings and flown away.
Forlorn and friendless, sick at heart,
and weary from incessant toil, she
sat, wfth her : walling child upon her
jap, gazing out with hopeless, tear
ful eyes upon the dismal scene be -neath
her attic window. ' :
In the meantime, little Louise
made her way through narrow by-
ctrrta nnd soualid alleys into the
. 1 r mk-'km- ArA
of New York.
still continued to blow with a
dreary, saddening waij, drifting the
leaden clouds and the ' mist-iiKe
snow. But she walkc 1 on bravely,
and reached at lrst Mrs. Raw?on's.
A darkling glow of light poured
from e ithe-'loity w iaows, au
ji nfl if ':tf
RALEIGH, N. C,
sounds of music and merry-making
floated out upon the frosty air. Mrs.
Rawdon was giving a grand party
In honor of her eldest daughter's
birth-night. . Louise crept up the
marble steps and pulled the belh Al
footman in livery answered, her
timid summons. , , i,
'Can I see Mrs. Rawdon, please?"
she asked. ,. , - . ,
See Mrs. Bowdon, Indeed ! and
she in the parlor In the very. mid
dle of the company ! . Of course you!
He , was closing the door, but
Louise caught at his sleeve and
'Oh, please, please wait 1 Here's
the work she wanted ; Miss Violet's
frock, you know. Mother promised
it by to-night ; do let me take It to
The man hesitated a moment, and
then turned back. i JL
"Miss Violet's frock," he said :
"she wanted it, I know. I heard her
1 J ! a a. I
scorning Because it didn't come
home. Maybe she'll see you. I'll
try, anyhow. Come in here and
Louise followed him through the
arched hall and past the glittering
parlors into a kind of ante-room ad--
joining the supper apartment.
Here, motioning her to a seat, he
went in search of his mistress. But
it was a full half hour before Mrs.
Rawdon could disengage herself
from her guests, and poor little
Louise, tired out with waiting, and
benumbed with cold, was just oni
Of burstiner into tears.
lady swept into the
"This Is a pretty business, now,
Isn't it ?" she began, as she received
and unfolded the bundle that Louise
proffered her. tI' thought you
promised to bring this yesterday?"
"Yes, ma'am; but my brother
Willie was so ill that mother
"Oh, yes ! that's always the way
you've some excuse ready V but I
shan't trust you again, you may
depend on it. Here's Violet been
crying for a hour, and refusing to
come down because she was so dis
appointed about her dress. John,
ring the bell for Jane to Cake It up
to her. I must go
back to the par -
She was sweeping out again, her
satin robes rustling after ; but
Louise sprang up with a piteous
"Oh, ma'am 1 little brother's so
ill, and must have his , medicine;
please let me have the "money I"
' "I can't to-night im entirely
?USD: YPU M!
flair nfmr In-morrow."
day after to-morrow.
But Louise was not to be repulsed.
She caught the lady's hand in both
of her little, frozen palms. 5 One of
the rings that adorned Mrs. Raw-
don's soft finger's would .have pro
cured all the comforts her mother
and little VTllie so sorely needed
Some such thought flashed through
the child's mind as she made the ap
peal. "Oh, madam !" she said, her .blue
eyes full of imploring treaty, "you
are rich and happy, and have all
you want ; but my poor mother has
nothing, and my little brother will
die without 1 medicine r Do let me
have the money !"
Mrs. Rawdon shook her head Im
patiently. "I tell you I've no change. You
must call again. John, show her to
the door !"
The footman obeyed, and Louise
soon found herself upon the marble
steps, while the lofty door closed in
her very face with a; heartless
slam. , '
The wind howled more dismally
than ever, and the keen, slinging
sleet fell like a shower of shot.
Louise descended the -steps and
crossed over to the opposite pave
ment with a dull, aching pain at
her heart, . that almost look: away
her breath. How could she go back
to her desolate home and tell her
poor mother that she? had fai!ed;to And the patient little one wait
collect her hard-earned wages ; tell ed ; and the cold ;n gray "shadows
her that they were not able- to buy settled down darker j and darker ;
nvon sn'mtirh'fls a fcollfarv loaf? and the ioor mother clasrjed the
v Just then pomethincr beneath her
foot, soft and slippery, almost
threw her to the pavement. Look-
ing down, she saw a pocketbook.
She caught it up with a suppressed
cry, and, thrusting it Into her
bosom, darted off at the speed of an
last, out of breath
ami half beside herself with excite-
nient, she paused beneath a lamp
post, and aiier glancing stealthily
around her, drewdhe trea sure from
her boscm. It was large, thick and
heavy. Her 4 fingers trtmbled as
she unclasped it; and when she
caught sight of the bankriioKs it
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1876.
I containedr fcbe'uttered a wild- cry
of delight; and darted off again like
something idnsanfey a Mother and
Wille should have aJ I they, needed
t Just beyond tho baker' shop, to
wards iwhich , sher bent her steps, a
soldier met "hen iruiv
Little gitlj'- hat Bald; arresting
her flying steps, ;tidid you find a
L pocket-book as yon came along
.'-Louise paused, a single instant,
her hjeart-fluttering like a frighten
ed bird: then, as a thought of her
mother add Willie flashed through
her m ind she answered i No, sir."
"Well, itIsgone,vI Buppoes,"
and the soldier 'passed on, while
Louise "hurled awayIn the opposite
direction: ' ? ; ,
By 1 the ' time ' she reached the
baker'ffshe wfas in a-tremor from
head to foot, and her cheeks seem
ed on fire ; but she drew the pocket
bdofc from its hiding place, and
standing outside thedoor unclapsed
it and took out a note. The
was crowded with customers, and
she had to wait for her turn before
she could obtain what she wanted.
Her eyes wandered wistfully round
the tempting shelves. She would
buy ever so many loaves, and even
that i frosted cake. They would
have coals and meat, too. Why
not? The pocket-book was hers;
she had found it. Still her hands
trembled, and her cheeks burned.
She glanced doivn at the note she
held, and saw, with a start or hor
ror, that it was -for fifty dollars.
What hnrl sho Hnrfh? Ttnhhpd thftt
man of his money, 'and' ha a sol
dier. Her father had been a sol
dier ! With a sharp cry, clutching
the pocket-book in one hand and
the bill in the other, she darted
from the shop and down the snowy
1 Just a square or two beyond the
glittering mansion of Mrs. Rawdon
she overtook the soldier. He was
walking lowly, glancing from one
side of the icy pavement to the
other with an anxious, despairing
look on his face. Louise was at his
side in an instant.
"Oh, sir!" panting for breath,
her hood thrown back, her blue
eyes wild and startled, and her
1 bright hair blown all about her
flushed face. " I did find your pocket-book
here it is.- I took this
note out, bnfc I couldn't spend it.
Mother's almost starved, imd little
Willie will die without his med-
icine ; but I can't steal I can't 1
Take it btck!"
The soldier took the money from
the half-frozen little hands that
held dt Up-to him ; -then 'lifting the
child in his arms, he smoothed
back her tangled locks, and looked
d,own. Into her pale, tear-stained
little face with eageH startled eyes.
His swarthy cheek ' grew pale and
his bearded' lips began " to trewble.
1 "Louise, Louise !" he-said,chi8
voice full of thrilling tenderess;
" poor little - darling, don't you
The child looked up, and then
her cry of, wild delight rang out
clear and J6yous. - '
" Oh, papa, papa I we thought yon
were dead L but yon've come back
to us again."
" Yes, darling I" his broad chest
heaving with suppressed eagerness.
" Where's your mother ? Take
me to her !" . . ', ,
Louise sprang from his arms; and
shot' off like an arrow down the
brilliant'street, through the squalid
alleys, and i.A narrowi by-lanes ; and
the soldier followed her. -
Mrs. Halpine sat in her comfort
less attic hushing her sick child
upon her lap. j
Mamma, mamma ! 1" am so
hungry; please give me something
to eat !" .the little ; fellow- moaned!
fins nn- his hot arms ahnut hpr
neck. a-O ;
. But there was- no bread, and
Louise did not come.
" Wait a moment; darllngjust
a moment. ion cer." , - . . 'vr-r
child closer to her bosom dreaming I
of days gone by, and of the dear 1
husband who had .gone to his last,
long home,"With no tender hand to
close his eyes,
The shadows grew heavier and
darker ; the "'wind moan ' 1 dis-
mally, and the snow and sleet tink
led sharply against the windows.
44 Oh, mammal please make a
fire. , I'm so cold, and the dark
makes me afraid !"'
" Wait a little bit longer, darliDg !
Louise will come soon." ,
'At last there was a noise - below,
a "t jund ij, joyous Isterj Vupihb
' 4 l : l
... - . -V. .. ff. - --:.- . : :
stairs, and Louise - burst; into the
room, her face all glowing : and ra
diant. : : , ' . 'J; j
"Oh, mother, mother !" she
cried, lather's not dead ! Hes
alivehe's come back to us again V.
The soldier's ; wife rosa to hef
feet, grasping at the bedpost for
support ; as she did so strong arms'
clasped her to a warm and joying
DOSOm. ' !,- '.M.UaKJj t..';-:uV
Louise crept up to : her father's
- ) feet, her blue ey swimming
"Oh, father! what if I had kept
it?" she asked. :
" Then, dear you would not have
found me. Always remember that
wrong wins its punishment, and
right its reward." i 7
Good Rales to be Governed by.
Do not stnn vour hrref npsa in ttA
wlndy 8torIefJ Jt Js wrongand not
If you have no place of business do
not go and play billiards; it la
wrong and will lead you to many
other bad habits. ,
Do not sit around bar-rooms and
stores, for you never will get rich
at that business. Shrin! all bar
rooms for they are temptations. M
Do not meddle with business you
know nothing of ; speak ill of no
one. 'but bridle the ton cniA r from
8peaklng guile of. your neighbor.
Help others when you see ihem
In need if It is in your power do so.
It Is good to be liberal. , - .
Learn to say No ; when you are
tempted to be led a stray by wicked
men. Shun evil doers.
Do not use other ' peoples' brains
if you have any of your own; but
cultivate what you have. .: ,
Keep an eye on the money drawer
for tho money Is what runs your
Subscribe to the Era for it is a re
liable newspaper, publishedat $2 10
per year, at Raleigh, N. C.
This is the way a great many
boys get into difficulty 'they get
a-going and they can't stop.' The
boy that tells lies began at first to
stretch the truth a little to tell a
large story till he came out a full
grown liar 1
Two boys began by bantering
each other, till they got a-going
and couldn't stop. They separated
with black eyes and bloody noses 1
via you hear about the yewng
man stealing from his master's
drawer ? He came from the fQtan
try a promising boy. But the rest
of the clerks went : to the theatre
and smoked, and he thought he
must do so too. He. began think
ing he would try once or twice. He
trot a-roing and couIdnt stop! He
conld. not , resist the temptation
when he knew, there was money in
the ; drawer. He got a-going-he
wilf stop in prison.
some young men were, some
years ago, in the habit of meeting
together in a room at the public
house, to enjoy themselves' to
drink and smoke. " One of them as
he was going there one : evening
began to think there might be dan
ger in the way. He stopped and
considered a, moment, and then
said to himself. Right a bout
face I' He dropped his cigar went
back to his . room, and was .never
seen at the public house again! Six
of the young men followed his ex
ample: 'Thef rest got a-going, and
could riot stop till they had landed,:
most of them, in a- drunkard's
gravcL ' Beware; ''- boysj of the ' first
cigar of chew 6f tobacco. ;Be -sure,
"right wayV for when :yqn are" golrjg
down hill It Is hard to'stOpV 1 ;fWf
A Toast That Went
worst of rxien would
by tne'full k:nowledgewhai;ihey
1 w4re dolng'1 A'y6uhg!man In'Vir-
grhia had been sadly 'Intemperate,
cinatlon and power; but he had a
passion for brandy 1 wh!ch nothing
could control. Often in ' his 5 walks
a. friend 'remonstrated?i,with hlm,
but in vain ; as Often in turn would
he urge his friend to take the sopial
glass in vain, pa one occasion', the
latter agr d to yieldlo ; him ; kndf
as they walked up to the bar to
gether, Ihe barkeeper' said '
, " Gentlemen, 4 what ' will you
?have?" Z" " : ' '"':
Wine, sir," was the reply. ' : I
I -i iTh e glasses were filled, d thQ
w iiia iuim, it uio, uuiiseuueuues iu-
volvea themselves lalsoj'Hnd1 few
friends stood ready' to pledge each
Vy?n renewed and constant
.(endshipj when ho paused and
said to his intemperate friend : t
ZV Now, fl drink, this glass and
become a drunkard, .will you take
tne responsibility ? . j . i
The drunkard looked at him with
severity and said : , - u i
, ' "Set down that glass r?. - 7 T.: .
..4 was set down, 4 and Jtbe f!two
fW?lked, away ;5withutj;8ayiDg;;;a
word...;,ir ; . . u
Things Wortli Knowing.
, - Keep tea In a close chest or can-
ister. . '. . -'- ; . . ... !
..Keep coffee by .itself, as f its odor
affecs otber artldes. , f , : '
Keep bread and cake in a tin box
or stone jar. ; !
, Cranberries will keep all winter in
a firkin of water in a cellar. '..t
September and October butter is
the, best for winter use, , 1
, Oranges and . lemons keep best
wrapped in soft paper, and, if pos-
sible, laid in a drawer.
The standard adopted by the Uni-t
ted States is the Winchester bushel,
18 inches in diameter inside, 8
inches deep, and contains 2,150 42
100 cubic inches. It is the legal
bushel of each State having no spe
cial statute bushel of its own. A
half-bushel measure should contain
,1,075 21-100 cubic inches.
To find the contents of a cylindri
cal measure multiply the square of
the diameter by .785,398 and then
by the depth. Example : 18x182
342.25 ; 342.25x.785l398208l803 ;
The United States standard gal
lon measures 231 cubic inches.
; . .A, barrel contains 40 gallons or 9,
240 cubic inches. ,
Five j'ards wide by 968 long con
tains 1 acre ; 10 yards wide by 484
long contains 1 acre ; 20 yards wide
by 242 long contains 1 acre ; 40 yards
wide by 121 long contains 1 acre J
160 feet wide by 726 long contains 1
acre ; 110 feet wide by 396 long con
tains 1 acre ; 220 feet wide by 198
long contains one acre.
No. 1 mackerel should be not less
than 13 inches in length from the
extremity of the head to the fork of
the tail, fat, free from rust, taint or
No. 2 mackerel should be not less
than 11 inches in length, fat and
free from, &c.
No. 3 mackerel should be not less
than 10 inches in length.
; , No. 3 large should not be less than
13 inches in length and in quality
are those lhat remain after the se-
IJectlons of Jfo. 1. . i( t. ,
No. 4 mackerel comprise all not
in the above, and should be free
from taint or damage. t
The i above Is the standard estab
Hshed by law In Massachusetts,' and
Is generally acceptedby the trade
elsewhere. , ; ...
; 4 Mackerel should be kept covered
with brine and not exposed to the
air, as It becomes rancid or "rusty"
i Mess ' mackerel the finest fish
with head and tail removed. r-l!
"' Extra " number ones' are selected
Ash- . :r.'
Large number twos fish ;over
thirteen Inches In lengthi and not
good enough In quality for number
ones. . ? ' " ' . 5 " 4 -
Scaled herrings should be fat fish,
free from scales and when smoked
be of a bright golden color. ' 7
No. 1 herring are generally small
and poor fish. ' "
The best way to cook cod fish-
strip it of its' skin and cut in pieces
about the size of one's hand ; place
It in the water and allow it to sim
mer on the4 stove untUMt becomes
tender. - It should never be allowed
to boil. Boiling hardens and dark
ens the fish and deprives it of much
of its1 flavor; , i'n" Vil Z';"-
f Welsh' firkins' are so called from
the fact of their v being introduced
by a Welsh 'Settlement- in the nor-
Iherri tdrt3of New York State; "'A
)y eJBii ufKin cuniaius aooui lvv ils,
and a half firkin or tub 50 on an av
erage. A:common returnable firkin
contains from 30- to 70 ftkoT butter,
and a common firkin 90 to 100 lbs.1
jidackerel comes in barrels, half-
. barrels, n quarter-barrels : and s kits,
containing full weight, respectively
260, lO0;5Oarid2O pounds. I :5T
Pork, full weight; should contain
2Q pounds but the t standard has
been reduced tQl90 pouuds; pickled
beef ham3 in' barrels 306 and 220
pounds ; clear sides in bulk, in box
es, 00 pounds, V and . in hogsheads
from 800 to 1,000 pounds. . .
Salt Ash ton's, Marshall V and
other Liverpool brands-comes in
hags, 224 pounds : New York State
in : barrels v and bags, 240 and 2S0
pounds : cases table salt contain 60
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY.'
(SEE RATES OP SUBSCRIPTION
ON THIS PAGE.)
pir J on Woiur executed at short no
tice and in a style unsurpassed by any
imiiar establishment in the State.
RATES OF ADVERTISING
Ono square, one time. 1 - f 1 00
two times, , - l go
three times, - - 2 00
Contract advertisements taken at
proportionately low ratea. r . ,
boxes, about 2 pounds each." , Salt
also comes in small; packets, put
up in sacks, three sizes; 25 10
pound packets ; 40, 6 poundand
SO, 3 pounds.
fl j Oolong teas are very highly dried,
of wiry, brittle leaf, and valued ac
cording to degree of strength and
pungency, and freedom' from dust.
Souchongs are the strongest black
ieasT The leaves are large, thin and
often broken. Thojri fusion U clean
golden and aromatic i
: Congon teas - hav wnall, short,
grayish black leaves
..; QunppVder is a heavy tea, of a
dark green hup, and the leaves
rolled in harcf hallsT; ""7
; Imperials Uro inj larger grains
than gunpowders, and in color a
silvery green. t -
Hysons havo long, straight,
fleshy, grayish green leaves, rolled
lengthwise on themselves, - with
sweet aromatic flavor. 1 ;
v Twankays, are known by tho
large, yellowish, badly-rolled leaves
and strong odor. The Infusion Is a
deep yellow, and of clear, sharp
taste. American Grocer, i 4
Quitting in Tlmcni-
Going up street, about ten o'clock
one night recently, ' a citizen heard
the sounds of a fiddle, a.banjo and
a tamborine. As he n cared-' tho
point from which they proceeded,
ho heard footsteps keeping timo
to the music and a voice calling out
the figures of a cotillion, nesoon
learned it was a colored wedding
frolic. Just as ho arrlved.in front
of tho house a loud, angry voice
called out: . ' .
" Stop dat music immcdlatelirl"
It stopped, and tho dancing sud
den ly ceased intho midst of tho
l " What's de mattah, Sam ?"
said another voice ; " what do you
mean by stoppin' de dance?" . .
" I mejuis jes 'zacly what I say I"
answered Sam; "I 'gaged dat
band myself to play for dls party ;
Ise de boss of dis 'caslon ; de band
shan't play any moi" Dis party
shan't go on ; de ball's broko tip.
Gemmen and ladies, you can all
go home !"
44 Whut in do name ob sense Is
de mattah wid dat nlggah?" was
the siecch that came from all parts
of tho room . What's de mattah ,
Sam , you talk like a crazy nlggah 1"
"Noise not crazy I" said tho
one addressed. " Ise gwlno to hayo
a divoce 1 Ise gwlno to haro a dl
voce ! Dat'a what ! Iso gwlno to
"Divoce I divoce I" spoke bqv- ,
eral voices i together. "What's dat
nlggah thinkin' 'bout? Ho ain't
bin married more'n two hours, and
now he's talkin 'bout gittln a di
voce. He's crazy,:- sho. You's
crazy, Sam I" '
"I tell you Ise not crazy," said
the latter. Here Ise , bin courtln
Lucinda for. two years,' with hon
nable intenshuns, ' and she's' bin
makin me bleive she had money :
dat sho was rich; and now sho tells
me sho ain't got . but a dolla a
dolla. Stop de music. I say I Dis .
party's broke up. When dls chile
marries a gal for her money, she's
got to have more'n a dolla, or I
wont live with her a mini t. Iso
gwine to quit in time. What's a
dolla to a man wid a family y
uat's more'n you7ve got, any
how, you good for nufflnr lazy, no ;
account nlggah, you V here chimed
in Lucinda. l r - - . o .,
Nex time I. marry for money,
its got to be counted out befo' do
preacher ties de knot," said Sara.
" I'se . gwlno to git a ; divoco ..Im-
medyatelyP'! ., ;tT.. ;.: ,
Such an uproar was raised by this
speech the citizen could, not under
stand any moro that was j&ald( and
he passed on homeward, thinking
that was the shortest honeymoon
of wnich he had ever heard; '"V
Of course Sam is pushing matters
fora "dIvoce.n , ' i ' : "
; What's a dolla' to a man wid a
family V1 Mobile Register. ; : ,
A toor woman wishes to know if
any one has seen einco the war. ono
or more oak trees with a cross and
the letters "CV and "T" cut on their
bodies, along the line of the railroad
from Richmond ' to Weldon. : The
finding of the 1 aforesaid trees wlll
lead to tho obtaining of relics of. tho
war, and any; person sending Infor
mation of their whereabouts to the
Evening Journal, Richmond, will
be liberally rewarded. Papers jln
Virginia and North . Carolina are
requested to give : this 1 a placejin
their colamns. Petersburg etesf
Capt. R. T. Fulghum proposes to
publiBhin a Centenal guide.