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DANIiUiIY, N. C.. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1881.
TNK WORKING MAN. j
The nobhet men I know on rath
Are own whose hand* are brown with toll }
Who, backed br ao ancestral grorea,
Hew down the wood and till the soil;
And win thereby e proader ntma
Th»n follow! king *r warrior'* lame.
The working men, what'er the task,
Who carr* the atone or bear the bod,
Ther bear upon their boneat browa
The roja! stamp and seal of God ;
And worthier are their drop* of sweat
Than diamonds in a coroaet.
God bits* the aobla working men,
Who roar tbe cities of the plain.
Who dig the mines, who build the ships,
And driee the commerce af Jhe mala,
Goo blew ttistq, for Weir toilfflf hands
Hare wrought the glory of all laada,
Mr*. Cbudleigh opened tha door of
h«r oottage and eame oat into the midat
of tbe gloomy, freeiing oold, a wistlul,
anxious look on her white, wan face
Putting ber tkio, childish hand to her
mouth, *be called, "Bonnie I Bennie!"
Prefect ly there etme en answer.
''Yea, mother; I am coming "
And simultaneous with the answer a
sturdy little figare appeared upon the
summit of en icy knoll.
•'Ah, Beooie ! I have been ao anxi
ous. and you are so oold."
"Not a bit; but I took a longer tramp
than usual. But only see tbe faggot* ;
they're aa clear and rioh as butter 1" sod
the sturdy little figure advaneed, draw,
ing after bim a small sled, heaped with
The woman's wan, moonlight faoe lit
up to absolute radiance, and a tender
ness that waa touching beamed from her
great, blue (tray eyee aa they restsd on
the boy—a stalwart, sturdy little fellow
robed and wrapped like a* Esquimau,
with whiu hair, and an honest, manly
faoe. Ben Chudleigh's own boy !
When tliey had crossed the threshold
she kii*ed bim, parting tbe flaxen looks
on his brow The lad blushed like •
girl at ber caress, and then fell to un
'•There, now, Bother," he said, aa tbe
ruddy blase shot up the broad obimney.
'-isn't that nice ? Now you shsll sit
down snd get real swn, and I'll make
the tea; I'm suoh a strong fellow I never
Bmnir threw on fresh fagots and got
out bis illuminated primer to amuse him
self, wbile his mother did her sewing;.
but somehow the blight pictures fsiled
ia their usual interest. Bis ears were
full of tbe sea's wild sobbing, and his
blue eyes—bold, kind eyes, so like bis
lather's—wandered furtively to his moth
er's lace A lovely faoe, fair aod refin
od; a faoe that in its early bloom, wbeo
•II its rare colon were unfaded, and all
that superabundent gold brown hair was
in iia glory, must have been very beauti
ful But now, ab Iso indescribably sad,
so full of sn undying reason*.
' Tbe lad's oyea filled with ohildbood's
quick tesrs aa he watched her, and his
faes grew solemn wun a vague, doubt
"Mother," bo said at la#t, jnst the
least quiver in his voioe, "mother, wss
it all right between you and father
when be wen*, away ? I've wanted to
know so long."
The mcther looked up, startled and
amsisd; a swift, burning red shot up
into her white ebeeks, and then she let j
ber boad drop forward an tha aawing
atand, and burst into passionate sobbing.
The obild grew pale with fright and
' Oh, mother I poor, dear mother 1" be
wbiapered, going to her side and drop
ping kisses and oareosiog touches on ha*
bowed bead, ao sorry I I didn't
tbink it would hurt you so 1"
She drew him to bar bosom in silence,
and still sobbing His childish quMtiou
hid eat her heart lika a knife. "Was
it all right with her and father when he
went away T" Ah, no lit wm nil wrong j
and now, G>d pity her! ft wea too lata
ever to make it right—the cruel wrong
must life through all time, nod eteraiiy,
How vividly, sitting there in tbo
gbsstly glimmer of the firelight, did she
remember that last parting, three weary
yosrs ago 1 Beooie was but a wee lad.
then, and his lather, who had followed
tbe sea all his lifs, was starting on a
long voyage. Be wanted a paper of
sons Importance, a promissory note, or
something of the kind, and earns to his
wife Eh it.
Berenice, hie pretty girl-wife, had
taken care of sll his papers aod all his
money since the first da; of iheir happy
tnsrriage, he being n great, earele-e, lov
iog, fiery heertsd fellow, as toilers osn
ally sre. But Berenice wss quite busy
that morning, getting hi* omit in readi
neas; nnd the Msroh winds blustered
down thn o«,liage ehimney, and ptsled
the smoke nnd ashes about, and put her
out ef bnmor, and, perhaps, for sll her
eweet, obild wnys nnd rave beamy, this
pstied wiie of Beo Cbodleigh's was a
bit impatient and quiek tempered by nn
tare, or beeaaee of too oiaeh petting
nnd indulgence, as is opener the esse
At a«y rale, after a hasty search for the
note, she deolsred that it oould not be
fouod, aad that it hsd not besn iotrnstsd
to hsr keeping
Ben opened his hssdsome blue eyes
"Why, Berenice," be said, aot s bit
cross, only decided, "you know I gsve
it to you. 1 always give you thing* I
wish taken care of."
"A fooli*h habit, too," retorted Bere
nie», spitefully "Why not tsks care of
themyonrself f And you may beresftsr
I won't have my desk orowded with soy
snob rubbish," and making good her
words she tossed tbe papers shs hsd been
omlooking on ths floor.
Ben looked down at the promiscuous
heap There were reoeipts aod business
papers, and smid them old love letters
snd tuft* of faded bloasotns that bad
paased between him snd Berenice in the
days of their courtship
' Why, Berry," ha began, aod tben
fiuding his voioe unsteady he stopped
short aod turoed awsy
Ilis wifs saw in ao instant what she
bsd dons, bat with ths perversity of a
child, instead of tryiog to make repara
tioa, aa her woman's heart yearned to
do, she Hind* matters worse.
"I shan't look aeother bit," she ssid,
petulantly, pushing ths pspers svida with
her pretty ft>ot "I've half tbe f
mnrsmg already. You botlsr me so, I
wish yon were gone."
"I'm goiog now, then, Berenice.
Us did not even turn to look at ber,
but strode from tbe room aod out into
the yard. Bannie was playing before
tbe doorway, and Bereniee (landing
breathless bsard bin kiss tbe child and
"Goodbye, little one! Be a good
boy to mother, don't forget."
That waa the last. When, after amo
meet of stunned bewilderment, abe hur
ried to the door, be waa goae.
But he woald ooae back. All day
long, aitting with Bennie on her knee,
she said it over and over, he would come
bank, and they would make it up
But night came, and in the dusk of
the March auaaet a eailor came up for
hat husband's scs-obest Bereniee wu
too proud aad aeoaitive to aaa a questiea
or seed a messsga; bat tbe long, lonely
Bight subdued ber pride. As soon as
the sun roee she made her mty down to
the pier, where bia veaeel lay, but it waa
too late—tbe oraft had aailed at day
break, aod ber hueband waa gone.
Month followed month, year drifted
after year, and Bereniee lived, snd
Benny grew up to a aturdy lad, aever
forgetiiag bis father'e parting eemmsad
He was a„ good boy to his mother; hut
all hie simple, sssCsoWd devotion, a*
like hia father'e, oould not drive the
epeakable sorrow from ber eyes, or the
stingiog remorse from ber heart. Aad
now ehe est there by tbe bleaiog fire,
with her thia bande elaaped, and aueh a
wiatful, haagry look io her great, shin
ing syes, (hat poor little Bea felt awed
and frightened, and orept away to his
bod ia tbe corner, aot oaring even to
kiae ber again.
But tbe ehild oould not eleep. He
lay liateaing to the roiee of the winds,
as they reared aod whistled throagh tbe
pias bills, and to the eeaselase moan aad
thunder of the sea, raiaiag bio head ever
and anoo to look at hie mother'e wbitet
aad faoe, aod wondering ia hia ehild'a
heart, if God aad hie angels were so
good and meroifal, why tbey did not do
sometitiog to comfort her. A strange,
terrible feeling came over bios, an indae
eribable praaeieaoe of something to
'■Mother!" be eslled, gently, sitting
up in bis bed. "Oh, mother 1 what is it f
I eaa't tell, hut I feel something, la
deed I do, mother!"
But »he did aot heed hia. The eld
eea dog lifted hia pointed eers and lis
tened intently; tben he arose and pat
tered acmes to tbe ehild'a bed, with s
look half-l'Umao ia bia eyes. Bennie
laid hie obeek agaiaet hie shaggy head.
"What is il, Triton?" he whispered
The dog listened sgain, then be
bounded to the door and began to eoratuli
aod anif beneath it.
'Oh, mother! mother T' called Ben
nie, in amased fright.
She arose with trembling hand* sod
a death white face.
"Why. tny boy, my darling," she
whispered ; then she went to the door
aod opened it.
Triton stood sn instant with bis ear*
erect aod hie nose to tbe ground, then
he shot off, making great, flyiog leap*,
and utteriog short, exultant cries Im
pelled by something stronger tkaa hsr
! self, or her own will, Bereniee followed
him, snd poor, sffrighted little Ben wss
Oat through the wild, dsrk night she
went, down to the blesk, iey cliffs, snd
there, standing upon the deaolste ssnos,
his blaok, burly figure sharply defoed
against ths psle, winter sky, she saw the
form of s man, with Triton leaping end
barking around him; and never pausing,
never stopping to question or wonder,
but impelled by a wild instinct, she fsw
on snd on until she fell breathless and
seosclets st his fret.
Wbeo tbe swoke to life sgaia abe was
io the college, lying upon Bennie's little
bed, wilh the glimmer of the firelight
before ber, sad Bennie himself wss
hanging over her, patting hsr ebeeks
with bis chubby haods snd kissing her
vigorously, his blue eyes shining with s
look they bsd never before knowa. Then
a wild, vsgue hope thrilled through her,
aod she started to her feet with a cry
that ruag above tbe din of tbe storm
Yes, tbsre be stood, brooisd and worn
and changed, but with the same kindly
eyee, Ben Cbudleigh, ber own husband
He tett*JUt bfl arms, but Sue went do\sa
prostrate at his feet.
"Oh, Ben 1 Ob, my buaksnd ! for*
give me! I know God baa, for be bss
given yoa back to me."
And Ben, sobbing like a woman, gatb
ered bsr up in bia strong arms, kiasing
her lipa wildly, as she clung to him like
a little child.
Too Muoh Credit.
Mr Keeae, a shrewd aad thrifty fsrm
er of Keotaoky, owned a large flock of
eheep, and oae autumn, when it eame
housing time, he wea greatly aaooyed
upon miaaiag a number of hie finest
melton | among them three or four
wethers whieh be bad rsised and fatten
ed lor bis owa table He waa aure it
waa aot the work ot doga, and the atom
be oould do waa to await further devel
On the following spring, wbeo bis
sheep were turoed out to paature, be in
atitqted a oareful watoh, aud ere long he
detected Tom Biiokoey, a neighboring
farmer, in tbe aet of pilfering a abeep;
but he made no aoite about it at tbe
time Stiokney was a man well to do
and Keene did not care to expooe him
Autumn came again, and upoa count
ing up hia lock Mr Keene found eight
abeep missing. He made out a bill io
due form to Thomas Stiekoey for tbe
eight sheep aad preaeoted it. Stiokney
ohoked aud atammered, hat did aot beok
down. Like a pradeot maa de paid the
bill aad pooketed the receipt
AuV*«r spriag time eame, and Mr
ReeMfetheep ware again turne i out
Aaotber autumn eame, and tbe farmer
af,ain took ao aceouut ef bia atuek, aad
this time flfteeo aheep were aiisaieg
Aa before he made out the bill to Tom
Stiekoey fer the whole number miaaing,
but thime Tom objected.
"It's too maob ef s good thing," said
be. "Fifteen aheep ! Why bless yonr
soul, I hadn't half of 'em." Mr. Keene
"There ia the bill," aaid be, "and I
have made it out ia good faith I have
madeno lues when my sbeap have heeo
missing, bseauae 1 deemed your credit
good sod sufficient."
"Well groaned Tom, with a big gulp,
"I suppuee I must obsy ; bnt," he added,
emphatically, "we'll close thst aoeouot
trom this date. Yon have given me
too mueh credit altogether'—some other
raaoal bss been steeling on the strength
It is the will of God that we should j
in everything make oar requeete known
to him by prayer aad supplication ; not
to inform or move bias, bat to qualify
ouraelves for the merey. The waterman
ie tbe bout, that with the booh takes
bold of the shore, doth not thereby pall
the shore la the host, bat the bust to
the shore » ee ia prayer, we do not draw
the mercy to oursolvee, bat oereelvaa to
to the mesoy— Matlkrv H*nrg.
Conferenee of StalwarU.
URGING VICB-ranSIDENT ARTHCRTO EXKR*
CISB THE DUTIES Or FRKBIBBNT.
New York, August !9—Ths follow
ingfaots bsve leaked out io regard to
the conferenee at Vice- Prssident Arthur's
house lor tbe put few dsys, in which
Grant, Conkling, Logan, Cameron, Dors
es Belknap, Jonea, Bliss, Frsoeb, Wsrd
aod many other conspicuous adherents
of the i bird term wiog of tbe Kabublicao
party have participated. Thi faot of
suoh a gathsriog while tbe Presideot is
lying at th* point pf d«atb has occasion
ed considerable talk ; but it seems that
this eouference of leaders was projeo'ed
last week before the President's relapse
became so serious.
The Vice Presideot wss told that it
was bis duty to go to Washington aod
dec'ars his purpose of esercising the
duties of President. George Bliss, At- j
toroej Geosrsl Ward aod Mr. Cookliog '
gave legal opinions upon the constitution i
clause ia favor of the Yioe President
thus assuming control As a result of
tbe coofersoce it wss sgreed that the
muter should be held in obeyanoe for
the pretsat, until it shall be determined
whether the President will survive bis
reJ«p>4 or not. In the meantime the
opinions of two sf the best koown con
stitution lawyers in tbe country—one a
Democrat aod tbe other a Rspublioao
—bsve been soagbt by friends ot the
Vioe Presideot, and will be presented f o
his notioe st so esrly dsy.
All the parsons present at the confer
ence were ansoimous in the opinion thst
it wss tbe duty of the Vioe President to
tssnme cootiol. It is said, on good su
tbority, that Postmaster General James
and Secretary Lincoln, who would oarry
the War Department, are favorable
ioolined towarp tbe projeot General
Arthur is willing, providiog Seeretsry
Blsine would cooseat, aod atroag efforts
are being made to obtain his consent
If the Vice Presideot becuDits the Act
iog President, tbe stslwarts think that
they will have no trouble io osrryiog
Naw York this year. A stalwart will
be atade Supreme Court Judge in plaoe
of Cbiffords, decsssed, and another will
be appointed Minister to Berlin, wbile
many important offioes will be filled to
the advantage of their wiog of the pert.
Peculiarities of Great Man.
Asron Burr always forgot to return
a borrowed umbrslla.
Cbariemageoe always pared his eorn
in tbe dark of the meon.
Byron never found a button off his
shirt without raising a row about it.
Honor wss extremely food of boiled
oabbagj, which be invariably eat with
Napoleon oould never think to shut s
door aftsr him, unless be was msd sbout
Pliny oould never write with a lead
penoil without first wetting it on tbe tip
of bis tongue.
Soetotee wae exceedingly food of pes- j
outs, quantitiee of whiob he slwsys oar.
ried in hie pocket.
The Duke of Wellington could never I
think to wipe his feet on the on the !
door mat. aalees hie wife reminded htm ,
George Waahington was so fond of !
eata that he would get up in ths middls
>f the night to throw a boot jaok at
Shakespeare, when earryiag a oodfish
horns from tbe village grocery, would
invariably try to ooaoea! it underneath
Wkea the wife of Gallileo gave him
fc letter to mail he always osrried it round
ia hie pocket three weeks before he ever
thought of it again.
Christopher Columbus slwsys paid
for his loeal paper promptly, and being
an attention reader he alwiysfoued out
whea aew worlds were ripe.
Language of tha Finger Ring.
If a geatlesaan wantea wife he weara
a ring oa the first Soger of hie left
If he is engaged, be wares it on the
U married, be wearee it on the tbird
fioger If be aever intends to got married
be wears it on tbe fourth fioger.
W hen a lady ia aot engaged, she wears
s hoop or diamond oa ber firet finger.
If engaged, tbe weare it oa tbe sea.
II married ebe weara it on tbe third
If ehe intend* to remain a maid, she
wears the ring opoo her fourth finger.
Tbas by a few simple tokens the pas
■lon of love ie expeeeeed.
What Caused The Trouble.
Charlie MoMasier tased bi* mother
so hard the other &•] to juet lot him go
o»er sod see Billy Webstar that at lest
she consented, only told him he Han't
stay but an boor. The boy went off ia
high glee, but wee home again m just
oine uiinutea, with bia jacket torn opoa
ia the baok, hia white pante the oolor of
the Aral man Adam aud the blood dria
sling from hia po# note like the hydra&t
of a priae fighter. Subsequent iofflti
guions develop )d the following facte :
Charlie found hia friend in the baok yard
■Hooting pea|.at ibewhite bea in tha
coop and the following conversation oa
"My ma nya a nour."
"Bully ! What le'a do t"
*'Le's play horee."
"0, that's too thin ; le's play Indiaa
in the garden. We c'o oall the oora
woods )' know, and I'll shoot yoa from
tbe denae uoderbruah with mj bow'a
When the boys reaohed the garden
Billy remarked : ,
"Ain't them big perUters ? Yoa
ain't got any perlaters as big u them
I'll bet." , • . „
"0' pahaw I that ain't nothio'. We're
bad perlaters for two weeks as big aa
"Well, y' baint had any caoambera
like them I know. 1 bad all 1 oould
e«t for dinner "
"Oar ououaibers are all gene by—got
too ripe to eat. I gueea my ma'd like
to gat sotoe o' you "
'Well, wbat d' y' think o' that sum
mer squash, ain't ahe a boater f Looka ,
'• et she was left orei from last year,
don't she ?"
"You call that • big squsah ? By
George, y' just orter see ono in oar gar
den—our family'e been eatin' off'o it
fer two weeks an' only got down t' tha
erook now. 1 don't call that much of a
They dido't ylay Indian in the oorn,
bat the garden loosed aa if Sitting Ball
had had a soalp danoe there tha night
•*» • »m
People'* iotentioos oau only be deoii
ed by their oouduot.
Tobsooo leave* four feet nine inches
long are growing near North Middle ton,
Stocking! are no* trimmed with rieh
bead embroidery If this idea progress
es we expect to see dreaaee grow shorter
H tigging sorrow is not the way to les
sen it, thoagb, like the nettle, troabla
atings Use shea it is firmly graeped and
It is said that kerosene will restore
stains from furniture. It baa also been
known to remove the furniture, (tains
and all, with the stove and s red-beaded
servant girl thrown is. ofuiosee— Wtb- ,
Mr*. Stewart C. Gardner, who was
James A. Garfield's nurse st tbs time of
his birth, died oear Dowagwo, Michigan
an the day and about the hear ot ths
attempted assassination of the President.
She was 87 years old.
When the mob hangs the poor wreteh
who has no family, friends or mosey,
and lets another guilty ol the came of
fense go free beesuse be bsa these
it is cowardly aa well as orael, meat*a*
well as malignant.
A Parisian lady asked the milliner if
s asrvaot she had reoommended was
really honest "I am sot ao eertaia «f
that," replied the milliner; "Ihave tent
her to you with my bill a doion timet,
and she has never yet given me fha
Let no one ever repudiate so hosest
effort, nor ever ask to havs the trath
veiled behind amoiguoue sentences of
honeyed words, however Hdeose abs
may seem to these who haow her sot.
To aohieve the greatest results, ths
man muM dia to himself, most eeaae to
exist iu hit ows thoughts. Not until
be has done this, doss he begia to do
aught that ia grest, or to ha realty great.
The Agricultural Department reports
s defioit in the orop of about 375,000,-
000 >Mbelsof ooro, or about twenty-fivo
per eeat Tbe orop leat year was fifteen '
hundred millios bushels. Tbia yssr it
will be about eleves hundred million
We sll eaa set oar daily deed* Is the
aaaaio of s grateful heart, and seek to
round oar lives into a hymn—ths melodj
of which will be reoogemed by »H who
oome in costaut with as, and tbe pswar
of whieh aball sot be svsaeesaat, like
the voioe of tbe Msgor, hat pereoaml,
like the masto of the spheres WUtiam