North Carolina Newspapers

    f-N'DLEY LI BR Ay
MONTHLY GLEANER.
VOUj- I. 3STO. e.
ASHEVIIXE, X. ('., JV1.Y lslM.
smait copy 2 CTS.
A hdMANCK.
CUIMVil V I.IVINII AMISK.
Well. Hil our Editor lo Irl friend,
Mr Fence while talking one day, it is
not for me or any one else of h fami
ly limtter, but It seems to us that our
grown up daughter, Harrison, is left
unprovided for and she having no pa
rents living either.
Mr. Fence, who is mi old man with
silvery hair sat curled up in his chair
-look Ing'u pon t lie speti ker known as
our Editor. Mr. Fence then said:
For me, sir, I can't say anything
nhout Hint child now, for you know
ulioiit eight yciirs I lind ottered to sup
port tliHt child when her parents liv
ing in a low ntate and her mother
"wa "o wicked, mid for tliesakeof the
cliihl I told the ftitlicr to leave his
wife and come and live with ine, hut
lie would not.
Yes, it is well enough, said the Edi
tor, for man to live w ith his wife ac
cording to law and keep his family
iiinl I admire his grit and to you, sir,
perm it me to say are a rich man, I
take It, and like myself are in hopes
of ju honest living. We make money
mid we lose money in many ways,
hilt still I feel, sir, that Me both have
a right to spend or save lit. leisure.
As In the iliiuirhtcr's interest, she is a
line girl and must lie respected.
No iloulit of it, replied Mr. Fence.
Ytm will pardon me in saying I'd
like 1 1 r-t'i' i ne cnini oi uie iiprman
finger, of whom stole my sun's heart
away from nit. Mr. 1-.-use hesita-
ted. '
.Mr. Editor -aw Mr. l-ense rising.)
You liavi' si'liif oilier child ill utile
family recollection. I have my
mother's step sister's child by the'
inline of Miss Eetlox who lias made
it her home with me for some time
pnst,Jsir. And yet yoij deny ever hav-,
ing tilt- first child wlio we lirst talked,
about sometime ago, replied the Edi
tor, i
Mr. Kense's brous knitted. In a
ipiick manner and then said the Edi-i
tor: i
You -full to make a distinction be-
t ween a dutiful child to one who is
not.
Excuse me, sir. f am not' the only
man iu our State who knows right
f nun wrong as well as you and I do
not take a point I cannot master, re
plied the Editor.
That is very trne, siutT" M r. Fense
to the Editor, and what la more, sir,
she has a heart that is a heart, to he
blessed with most women. At this
Mr. Kense rings a bell near by him.
inters, servant. Our young wis
man in asked M r. Fense to the ser
vant who has just oojne In to wait on
her muster. I think so, sir, wait the
reply. Send her here at once. The'
servant goes out and calls the young
prince. Hhe is wanted in the room of
the master of the house.
(Enter the young lady of wealth,
who In a tall princess about 18 and
lovely as ever, black eye and very
ej 1tis
neatly dressed in summer costume.
You ng lady, says Mr. Fense, as she
enters the room near him, allow me
to introduce' you toonr Editor in our
midst, Mr. Praiseworthy, who has
come lo assist your friend Count and
he will be In our home for a while.
Is it agreeable to your Tanarism to
hear him on this errand and no doubt
it Is a treat. Tanarice said that it in
alright, Mr. Fense, for yon never gave
money In my training of life and so
t say take him in by all means.
The Editor was speechless in sight
of woman and left the house to call
again some time. The editor returned
to his room wdien suddenly a knock
at the door was heard. I'pon opening
the door a note by n certain erson
handed it to the Editor and was
asked if he hail his dinner ; yes.and
have you seen anyone Mr. Editor.
Yes, was my reply, but. It is no use
that busy somebody has a head like
east Iron anil any woman who work
for him may have one also. Well he
toke me, replied Tanarism in anxiety.
No he has no use for. you child, re
plied the Editor. Well, then I am
going to set out for myself, replied
the child. There is iio. hurry go tell
I'.ell to bring inyVorfeSr s I am about
to start out agai ti.
My girl he said, while looking at
his coll.ee in silence, tell me w'hat arc
you going to do at this age of ly'Sv
old. Only M'.., sir, said the young
maid laughing, you cannot teach said
Editor. Oh no, sir, I liuve.no chance
for much education and roiling
about as little til lit I do.
Can you sew, replied" the Editor,
not well enough to make a sewing
school, sir, but I can be a house maid
very well and I do take very nuickly
had I a chance iu a fcjood home and
wages,
li 1 idea, said the Editor I don't.
fear hut it would be a Mice thing and
1 have notice how you have adapted
a nurse for I lie sick and w ill get a
chance for vou soon in our ward near
. "
by a good home at a dollar a day for
nurse in a sick room aud you euu see
me ofteu while you stay. That is
tine, said the maid with a good heart
and Ell take it up, sir, in a few weeks
the young girl was seen dressed in a
little muslin cap, printed dress and
white apron with r utiles trimmings
at the sick room door of many pa
tients aud was was known as head
nurse iu the. apartment. In about a
year Editor passing by asked for a
nurse for to see a sick man aud our
little maid appeared iu gladness to
see her old friend Editor iu her com
pany. The Editor heard a ease of smallpox
was raging In the town and all
nurses had gone away but this maid,
she having no fear said she would
remain and have the experience to
which Editor highly recommend as
a girt of his acuuintance from youth
up and was willing for her to take
the ease she was granted the em
ployment of the sick room. In 3
weeks time when sickness waa at its
height and her patients had weaken
fast, somewhat disfigured was weak
ening once more trys to sit up in his
easy chair, but the nurse who had
been over his bedside with duty and
tenderneM whlen h liked. Maid
you will stay with me. ald the slek
man with a grunt and not lewve me.
lam here, si j, for that purpose, sir
said the maid and Fll soonjiave you
well.
Herfven manages these things bet- i
, terthan we do thought the slek man.
Now here is your money, 100 dollars
to the one who gets their own living.
COMMENCEMENT DAY. A Ito
1 M A X C E r X A HCK HiL ( I R EH
; UFE.
Oh how glad I am school U out
and our commencement is at an
etui, Mary remarked to her sister
Kate as she received her diplomat', for
I thought, we would never get through
in all these years of study. !
1 Enters Kate remarking. ft was
a task said Kate rejoicing at her sis-j
ter's remarks, and you know -dear.!
that we have too many Commence-j
Clients, through the South before en- ,
tering schools of imis kind, and ail ,
I can rind is that ours is the best. :
Enters Kate. Would it be right 1.,
play for every school at. their .-,,(,,-
nieneemeiit alt over the ,-tate sisier
This remark was not answered, aioi
ttie young ladies 'went lo pack iheir
trunks and dress for home, u hen t Ue i
fol low i ug coll ermioii look place as
follows :
Filters. Kate looking up from her
trunk she lias just packed. Time lo
dress for home Mary, said Kate
-iiiickly.
Mary I must have a little walk in
tlie garden with you sister and see
the hVu ers before I dress to plea.se
you dear
Kate an-wer in low tone. ' ih
you can do that any time as I wan't
to see how you will look in your
white dress you are to wear tonight,
and not soouer said than done, the
white dress w as brought out and laid
on the bed in waiting for its owner
to appear in at her leasure. ft was
' nut long when inrubed In white was
seen Mary iu her dress and standing
before the looking glass, dresHiug her
self iu an unconcerned hia-uner,. and
tlutteriug herself, that she- was the
, belle of the season.
! A knock at the door waa heard.
Come in, ami there waa the teacher
of the school, known in Florence
' Xightingale, who come to ask a jues
: tiou as followjj :" t
"Kate don't you" wan't to wear this
' beaded necklace, it will be so beeoui
' Ing to you, as you are to be the
. Gypsy in the play tonight, In the
' room of our commencement, and 1
have no need of it.
Thanks, I waa just about to put on
this one of stolen goods, and' you Just
saved me in ease I got caught, and so
I'll wear yours with pleasure.
What have you belde the white
dress in case of accident.
Kate. Nothing but tlie velvet
bodice that f had last year, if you r
member, a J fonudj. could net :if
ford the entire suit, and I try i
make my ends meet.
;Knter Mary.j Why Kate how
lovely you took, we girl will have rw
show tonight Beau ism will lie over
powering, and o you a pleasure i,
look on.
Kate Katdon enters. I wan't you
to hush, lam to please myself antf
don't talk about worldly goods to in.
as Mary is connected in it, and we
women who have fathers pays for all
these things, and I don't wan't t
hear any more about my appearance
and only want to look as well as the
rest, so don't cause yourself any uu
eaeness, while f m arranging my
hair.
The ladies go our. of tlie Wcdroom
and Kate is left to her room iilmv
arranging her lii.
Enter Turn Blgbox, to the hall t
commencement, and with a tog
laugh mid a little oh ;oyful iw
breaks forth as follows
1 say uieii, I never tunl -uch a
laugh '
.Yhai's tip old man.
1 was coming along and a ninu
astied why 1 was like a poiatoe, ant;
I looked alio i hough! and -oiild m;
tfnnU why I was 1 1-U a pniioi is i
was not smaii enough, tmr -h.ape.l
like one, aoi' even looked liive (!.,:
So he tatilied and tannm-i uc
laughed nil Lie ckiiMu : .aogu .
more, and then said, man .va ;?!
in t he grou ud dead and ; he. pota i o
was taken olll alive to em. The peo
ple iaiiiitied till thev eonldu ' aiigti
no more.
Tlie play soon roine oil' m the
com meiicemeiii. as follow-
1 heard a st nmger one mgtit as .ie
looked up to riie Heaven arid sioi
Heboid an outcast arid dead.
Whcse life tile law lias Lent.
In whom F., no place to lay my head.
I come to the tny Maiden prom!.
And ask for protection side.
This but is mine.
My virgil keep.
That 1 look to thee ami weep.
So you took to me and weep?
Did I ever here such cheek,
To stcKip so low to man, so week.
Aud lay a kiss upon his cheek
Take thrice the gold,
And might your lady even
fold,
My one block though this uigfet
untold.
To look to thee and uufold
First born then die, theu rest ;
Even to be upon thy breast,
A chicken though may be.
I saw it, and it was from thee.
My swift horse is saddled for tho
night;
Take to him, aud do the right.
As oue lamp lighted over the grave
less. tSo noble in nobleness.
    

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