North Carolina Newspapers

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MONTHLY GLEANER.
VOL. L. 2STO. 7.
ASHRVIl.T.E, X.
AlTiCST lsfl4.
siHOte copy 2 OTS.
A M-
"Well our world moves on In fancy
notions, mill I dare say It Ik not over
yet, here is our little maid of pure
delight, ami that old chick of a man,
not higher than a grasshoper. who at
the age of kfda, knocking around
over our maid Nell, wlm is beyond
his age anl maturity. These re
mark) were discussed by urmid
mothers over their scperate children
one evening Rfter tea, and not being
in the -wiiii of youthful life, but
boarding at the age of 7l and so yearn
ohl, ami had just finished talking
w hen in walked they oitngster laugh
ing at the two ohl ladies movements
which could not he u nderstood : the
cause of merriment.
Well, what is the'Joke? It must
be good or you all would not.- tic so
good to each other, said the nmid.
grandma looking over two specks,
instead .of through them.
lie knows laughed the maid, and I
can't tell 'you now grandma, as it is
too good to keep.
, Kilters Coals. ( h it, is nothing
but a plan man, and if I can work it,
it will he out of wight : tint the trouble
la the cost a year. What you mean
son'.' .Maybe I cun help you'out and
plans, will he smoother than you can
tell. "Oh it is the big talk or theday.
and maybe you have been over-run
w ith it in your younger days ,,f girl
hood, and nothing left but us to fol
low your example, said the grand-son
in a low tone.
Aint it strange sister, Jgraudina's
of these days have no eyes to behold
doings of our ancestry, till too late
and then ' wnn't us to tell a hit of
news of the times, and then make
out we know nothing?
Yes replied the maid, I hoe they
won't find it out till we jjet there;
don't you tell.
The door opens, and the ohl ladies
say in a low tone, them two yanks
arc up to mischief and we know it
and w e are not to be a going crazy
till we pull the hair out of their fore
heads and nothing but roots left for
to grow. So come on now, and you
take Will and I Sarah on the quiet
and have it out, and then between
'in all we can catch the rogue of
bewilderment, and then you tell me
tonight when ill bed, and I answer
you in return.
Kilters the grandchildren;. Well
bow do you nil feel now , said the
youngsters to the grandmothers ; f
suppose we will havj to tell-iu orier
" to get our supper to night, eh? "You
bet your boots," as I shall not get you
a bite to cat this night, and you'uns
go to bed, to next fourth of Ju-new-years,
I am a reckoning, and live on
shoe leather. So out with It.
Why grandma, you remind me of
n slory in hiHtory, that says: In 1711
and 177(1, when the Hiike of Bucking
ham urged William, or Orange,
which is your grandson, that the
I'nited States must be conquered.
William said, I will see that my
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country Is not ruined; I will die for ,
the maid, rather than see her in the;
last ditch. So your grandson is to
take me for his own bride, and his
brother .lolm Bull, hnS used these
lines for my protection and free trade.
The grandmother did not like this
and ye said nothing, but hum and
haugh and sighed and sputtered, the
Ifi"s by the groans) of aged intellect ;
after her grandaiighfer got through a j
sieaklng her plans.
I do declare, that beats a hen, said,
the grnndnitgliter, f am going to hve !
all the fun I wan't on poor granny. 1
she is obi ami can't say nothing to n ;
gal of my age. ami won t I have a
jollr time.
4nters the grandson in the appear
aneeof Beaumont and Kletcher I say
my maid, lei's compare great things
with small, like our Virgil says
As an Illustration, you be a grand
ma in younger days, and I'll le a
husband to you in the older times.
au! we will make them folks think
there is a wedding sure.
While wailing to play, grandma
appears to the room in which the
two youngsters are, and with a deep
expression on her face, she could not
wonder what was the matter now.
Sheurgetl the thing at breakfast, we
gift if'on at tea, aiid'th
more she
urged ilie question, the more sncjingup a gool name.
4-ould not agree. I trandma looked to Circumstances have been known
heaven, but very high was he; but it from the poorest of men to have an
was a thousand times as hot, but I everlasting power to borrow from a
left it al 1 for maid and me. I neighbor of wealth with the under-
Old lady not easy in her mind, says:
They don't complain, them children
I see; but it must be all on me.
I tell you Sarah, I have said the
old lady of seventy, I believe some
thing is a happening main, and just,
what about him, so awaiting on Ma
ry Dell, the only granddaughter I
have. Pshaw! them's only talking
gab, like we use to do In our day, and
no use of worrying over that bug of a
boy, to gal of a cats claw, I am reck
oning. That is true; but yet you
know Sarah, that our little maid had
never known any sweet pleasure of
them things, for a little while only,
and the love she now employs, she
found better iu years to come, and i South some years ago and was enter
you must not think when he sends tained at a house over night ami my
flowers and clam shells for her attention was drawn in a way in
amusement, tia not always a token of . which gossip of the times was dis
niatrimotiial feate alone, but simply cussed at table three times a day and
attention extended front her seeing ; being such a trial to me I was asked
other boys of her years.
' Kilters the maid ,. What on earth !
is the matter with you grandma, I
have heard nothing but grumbling
ever since son has gone, and he must
have left a bad impression iiu you
creatures? Oh ! know, we have just
been having a good time, us old
women, while nu was away, and
we was only using up our tougues,
which nothing but a woman can do
iu our years of maturity,
replied grandmother to her grand
child as she came iuto the room of
an ohl curiosity shop. I have been
to hear music, and so divine, ami
whd was it but grandson, I did not
know lie was that gifted grandma. J
T declare T must love him surely, f
admire his mannerism replied the
granddaughter. So you caught him
trying to smash the piano eh ? said
her grandma ; how yon get in as we
have every door that enters the par
lor? I got in at the window out
side the stoop Why dear eats
I do t'iat and you follow them.
to hk rosTtxrun i.v orn nkvt.
DISAPPOINTMENT
IN ( K N -
ERAL.
We may look this world over and
it would be surprising in rinding
hindrances in all kind of work oi
trade. Kxperienees have been shown
by men generally who delight in no
icing others' business more than their
own by showing laughter and folly.
I (lustration : I know of a case of a
horse and wagon is used belonging to
some one else, ft is very, easy and
attractive to use that horse without
the owner's permission by a bystand
er. We build a house to live In and the
owner is put out in the street, and the
friends move in at his expense. Men
call this business, to a great extent,
hut it is a He at the bottom isf it ail
for all things are done by the man
who has a pocket hook of money and
others are only trash from the scrap-
standing to pay back at interest but
theyneverdo.au a rule. Nor even
let their wives know anything about
ic and make them feel they are safe
and will beeonie rich some day but
no one knows how.
What is the result? It makes a
wife feel she has struck a fortune and
then goes to work to outdo their do
mestic circles and neighbors and
thinking they have gained by gossi;
ami fads of one another. and be inter
ested in everybody's business but
their ow n and end up by vailing this
fun and a to what they get out of it
is beyond any human endurance in
my estimation. I was once in the
I to joiu the conversation.
My excuse
jiossible. I
was iu as few words as
said if culled upon to discus gossip
of the day, I am uot in it as I am
more interested iu other matters of
greater importance I did uot feelfreely
to explain myself, and as there are
others to take my place and no doubt
have the gift for gab by the wholesale.
One can generally see it takes ail
kinds of people to make a world, so
that It is best to educate ourselves
up to all that is good for our social
standing. j
Our boys from youth to mauhood,
and from manhood to old age are'
wonderfully made, aud if we can see
from phrenology how utterly useless
without one's sense in all its forms
that tiod has given us. we would
never he anything. Look at our
head how well shaped it is outside,
while inside it is made up of brain
' to use. We are directed to locality
1 and originality and many other
i things which are important to us.
J fook at the eyes anif theear, hair and
fave with its numerous expressions
and features, are not all these inter
; eating than our fads and notions and
attending every else' business than
our own; that we spoke of a little
' while ago, what a disappointment in
' general, we would he in. had we uot
all these things.
f
i Next look at the isnly and see if all
its constructions, even the limbs and
I feet and hands, ami all the muscles
i and blood, even life and health, all
j these are given us to use and not
abuse, had we not. what a difficulty
f we would iw in. it would lie never...tn
. have lKen born.
Yet there are cases where we liuve
met with accidents and lost some of
these things. So seeing that tile dis
appointments in life would be a
great loss to us, had we not been care
ful in rile start, and yet there is
something in this, and I am glad to
say I have all perfect in everything
that was given To me to msc and not
abuse like some careless men who
throw themselves away foolishly
from etrects of strong drink, ami o
about with arm in a sling, or a foot.
supported in crutches and dislocation
in general, which could have leen
avoided if careful iu the starr.
There are numerous ways i it life,
but none are always of a manly na
ture as it has been seen several ways
in which disappointments come, and
it would be wonderful if men could
see of what little value there are or
is, and of the Uselessness iu which
the uadeservingiy hurt themselves.
The idiot and llie drunkard of what
use are they anyway i t the world,
for we have seeu them in their right
mind and also out of their mind ud
one is about as good as the other in
their own estimation.
The real workmen look f him as a
rule, lie works all the week for small
pay and then on a Saturday night,
having been paid off, nothing but
drunkardness meets his appetite or
the evening, and he is good for noth
ing. What use is it man to be work
ing and send all for drink. He
might as well not go in business but
live in disgrace for evermore. Sot".e
men have ideas uo one sees their
misfortune and are never the wiser
and they are right to do as they
please, but ah, time comes lo late aud
are uo more, but facts have shown
themselves as a tine case of life's dis
appointments. If we would have powerful uiin-i
we must thiuk ; if we would have
faithful hearts we must love; if we
would have strong muscles we must
labor, aud these attributes include alt
that is oi much value in life. Ex..
    

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