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.