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BY LILLIAN GREY.
He stood with folded arm?, lean
ing on a large, barred gate, wlreh
, he had opened for and closed after
a dainty little lady, whom with wist
ful eyes he watched trip down the
tree-shaded lane untd a turn hid
her from sight ; and then he laid his
head down on his arms, and great,
strong man that he was shed bit
And she, although Bhe was ouite
certain he was watchiDg her, never
turned her head to look, or to wave
a hand as he hall-hoped ihe would,
in spite of her petulant words which
still rang in his ears.
"Oh, Charlie! why can't you give
that ud ? I like you, as ou well
know , but I don't love you enough
to go and live in your farmhouse
all my life, and never have or do
anything put the unending round
ot farm work, and go to the store
once a week aLd to church on Sun
days. Why, if you tied me to that,
I should hate you after awhile! Of
course, that is my lot now, but 1
just live in the hope that life may
have something better for me."
' What is better than love, Flos
sie ? Love, and peace, and home ?
I can give you all these, my Iitt'e
"I want more than that ! I want
lovely clothes and iewels. and a
i , , . . '
s. uouse m,ea with beautiful
things., and more than all else, to
travel, and see some of the grand
and wonderful places and things
that it makes me half wild just to
r ad about.''
"You read too much, dear ; it
makes you restless and unhappy."
"It isn't that : it's becrose I'm so i
fettered and cramped in this little ! siting comment,
country place. I don't fit in with ! "I've finished that book, Char-hum-drom
things at all ; I wasn't I He,'7 said his sister. "It's lovely
meant for work." 'and as we've all read it now, you
She had some excuse for saying 1 can take it over to Flossie, as you
this, as her listener could but grant. ; promised. I s'pose you're going to
She looked lide some frail exotic . night, as usual; and won't yon
among the simple, bardy wiid-flow please ask her for the embroidery
er of the meadow. How long would patern she promised me?"
her strength hold cut, and her deli. I 'AI1 right, Dollie ; I'll remember,
c ue beauty last in the ordeal ot the if I 0."
life which jcost farmers' wives lead ' He hardly knew whether to go
in back-conntry places f j
"Yon know, Flossie, I would make
things as easy for you as I could. I
don't want jou to work hard ; I
only want you to love me, dear I''
"I can't ; not enough to suit you
I do wish you would let that idea
go, and be just the nice old Charlie
you used to be. We have taken
lots of comfort.'
"I can't go back to past things
and then the 'ideav as you call it, is
not nRW wUq me j have tbonht
, of you as my own for years. I
couldn't help it P
"Well, you had better try once
more, tor you can't make me marry
you, and I'll have to change a good
dal in my feelings before I settle
down to that of my own free will.
Xow opeu the gate, please, and let
me gos I must harry home.'3
And so she had gone, and he had
watched her for some sign of relent-
ing or of good will, but the deter I
mined little face had not once turn-'
ed toward him, and then be dropped
bis head, lest even the sunlight
should see the hot, passionate tears.
Scorn him not, ye who may be so
highly favored as to kuow nothing
of his sorrow. It is no small thing
fo see the light die out of one's sky,
to have one's dearest hope wither---
jbud, and leafj and branch, to have
Jone's lite grow aimless, pleasureless
and barren. All this bad come to
Charlie Hildretb, and he did not
'know how to bear it. Strength had
net yet been given. Be had loved
pretty Florence Carr since she was
jonly a tiny maiden, but it was only
j of late that she had been told of it
iu d-finite words At hrst she had
been aston'shed, then she bad
laughed, and, later, when she had
been pressed tor some definite re
sponse, had grown restless and frao
tioas, and now had given her petu
lant decision in words that cut him
to the heart. And yet he could not
wholly blame her. He too, had felt
the longing to see the world, to
share in its glories, its p'asures, its
riches and many advantages. But
his lot wa3 cast in a quiet valley,
and many cares and duties held
him there, for be was the sole com
fort and help of his mother and
two sisters , the first, ta-H growing
old, and one of the latter, an inva
lid. They mu?c not even be asked
to spare him. The farm was large
and fertile, and free from debt, ai.d
brought a good living from year to
year, and there were two hoases on
it, to the oldest of which the moth
er and sisters were quite willing to
remove whenever Charlie should
see tit to biing home a wife.
But pretty, impetuous Florence
j turned in disdain from the thought
of living there, and, so doing, lock
the life and ze-t out of everything
for her honest and true-hearted
If be could go out in the world
aim win a piace ami positiou am-
ong its successful men, and so pro-
vide for Floreuce the things her
soul so ardently desired, theu she
might indeed give to his suit a fa
vorable hearing. This was in his
mind, and then he beat the thought
back; it was her love he wanted
the love that could find its content
with him wherever he might be,
not that which could be bribed by
place or emoluments.
How long he stood there, he did
not kuow. but his dog roused him.
"Well, Rove, did you come to look
for me, old fellow You're a faith
ful friend, at least ; but the world's
a sort of dreary place, after all, Bo-.
The dog walked by his side, so
berly, as if iu some way conscious
of bis master's depression of spirits;
and work was waiting for his thrif
ty hands work which he did in a
mechanical maimer? but at the tea
table he was compelled to come out
of blS abstraction and talk, to avoid
or not. He was rejected suitor,
but then she had said, "Why can't
we be as we nsed to be ? we did
take comfort," And he was used to
going over; and there was the exs
case of the book and the patern if
Flossy should be amazed at seeing
him, or should act scornful and dis
tant. He tortured himself all down
through the grassy lane and up
through the orchard with forebod
ings. How would she act? What
would she say to him ? He could
not lose her words, her smiles, nor
her companionship, even il he could
not win her. He took himself se
verely to task, however. Where
was his manhood, his self-respect,
his dignity, his pride, that he could
not hold himself erect and aloof?
Why, he was like the singed moth
which, although suffering, could not
resist the fascination of the flame.
He thonght of all she aiight be
likely to say to him, but he was to
tally unprepared for ber first words,
''Ob, Charlie ! I'm so happy I'm
going away, really and truly."
If his hearr could have sunt any
lower, these tidiug9 would have
made it. Going away, out of his
"Where, F'ossie ! and when ?'' be
managed to ask, after a moment, to
gain control of bis voice.
"Oh i papa got a letter to-night
from his stepsister thftt he hasn't
seen for years and years, and
they've come East for a tew months,
and she's coming here, and wants
papa's very prettiest daughter to go
with her to the seashore, and after
that to some other places, as her
husband is so taken up with bu?S
nes. And so I am to Q not that j
I am prettiest, but Kate i manied,
and Allie's too young, ou see, so it
all works just righ. and Fm half
crazy wUh delight j it's just what I
was wishing for, but without any
prospect for ir. Bu of course,
you're not one bit glad for me, 1
couldn't expect that !''
"Yes, 1 do think I am glad for
your sake : bat you can't expect me
to be glad for roy own. This will
be a dreary place with you gone out
"And to think, Charlie, she says
it is to be at her expense, else, of
coarse, I could rot go ; bnt that
matter disposed of, ni?mcia is als
ready pnzz'ing hei precious brains
about my clothes. " I'm to have new
dresses, and oh ! I am just as hap
py a I can be ovc-r it all !"
"1 don't doubt it. But do you
think you will be glad to corn bora1
again and more contented here
when yon do ?'
"Dear me ! I CHn't think so far
ahead. I shall want to come home
again, of conrse, but contented
that's auotber matter, entirely. Bat
j just think, Charlie, T shall seethe
I the great world at last some of it
at least ; that's all I care for, now,
i only I am sorry lor folks that have
; to stay at home."
hearts are hap
piest, the poet said Flossie."
''Well, he only thought so. He
didn't really know not tor other
hearts any way ; he was old and
Flossie was very much occupied
duriug the following week. The
visitor cams and there was sewing,
and then the week was over, and
she was gone the gay, eager, iuno
cent girl, out into the whirl of fasbs
ionable life to take her chance ot
pleasure with the rest.
"Oh, yes, of course you can write,
it you want to. and I will answer, it
I have time," she had said to Char
lie's request for a letter now and
Aud, with that careless permis
sion, he had tc be contect, less he
should lose the slight hold he had
And it was even as she bad said 5
she answered when she had time.
They were at Atlantic City, and
there were riding, bathing, dress
ing, boating and dancing to fill up
the time ; and one could only judge
that society had taken very kindly
to the little country maiden.
Then, there came a letter post
raiked Saratogo, and, a little later,
one from Newport, and then a long
One day, Allie, the sister too
young to see the world, met Charlie
"Oh, what do yoa think V she
cried. "Flossie is going to stay
away all winter. Papa had a letter
from Aunt Eleanor today, and
they've hired a furnished flat in New
York, and she wants no keep Flos-
sy till they go back west; and, be
sides, she says she's got prospects,
iud it would be a pity for her to
come home now and fcpoi! it all. I
s'pose, by that, she means Flossie's
got a beau, an' I'm just as mad as I
can be about it. I should think
you'd be too."
If the man was ever thankful for
the power to mask his feeiiugs, it
was then, as the girl's keen eyes
searched his face; but he said,
steadily : "All of her friends should
be giad of anythiug that is for her
"Well, this isn't, I say. She
might be content to come home now
and stay, atter the lovely time she's
had all over.''
When he was left alone, he rea
lized by the sodden weight of hi8
heart how it had been buoyed up by!
this same hope. She would come;
back satisfied, in a measore, with i
her experiences, and ready to appre
ciate the true and loving hearts that
shrined her in their iumost temples.
And now ? Ah ! there was no other
way only to bur.v the dear dead
hope, 10 seal its tomb, and strive,
however vainly, to forget it; to
wear a careless, smiling face before'
the world and do one's duty. j
This was what Chail e Hiidreth j
strived to do ; but the evidences of
the silent conflict were visible ia ;
bis form, his face, hi troyu wistful !
eye, and eytn iu his voice.
Tjes mother and sisters speculated
upon the matter, coming veiy near
the trut'i in their conjec'ures, yet j
not daring to put their sympathy j
into words, unless he gave the;
And the long, drfary coantry
winter wore away. There was no j
more correspondence between him
j and Florence ; his "last letter was
I unanswered. But he heard of her
! occasionally by way of gay young
j sister, who gave him items of news
and seemed to understand, although
he took It so quietly, how eager aud
! heart-hungry he was for tidings.
J Aud Florence was very gay and
! happy. Luxuties were her every
j day faro; beautiful surroundings
delighted her eyes; her ers were
charmed by operas and by flatten
ing word ; she was attired in ;lkerj
robes ; he toiled not ; &he was pet-
j t d and shielded from all uuplem-
autnes.w. Life, at !at, was worth
But, toward spring, one of her
Utters from home coiicaii td tbis
paragraph : "Charlie has gone away
to Fittsburg, they say: You never !
saw any one change like "uim so
haggard, aud thin, and listless , ho
has been that way all winter, till
his mother became really woriied
aud proposed that he should go
somewhere for a complete change.
So his Cousin John and his wife
have come to live at the farm awhile
and care for things.''
'P'xir Charlie!'' said Florence
over this letter ; "he did think no
much of me. There's nobody else
so nice in the world, either ; if only
he was anything but a humdrum
farmer ; it only he could live in a
city, and dress, and drive, and hine
in society like well, like Roy Chi
chester, he would be a hundred
times to be preferred. Poor Char
lie ! and poor me ! also, for I did
like him so much.''
When the apple-trees were in
blossom and all the world was fair
and sweet, because of spiing, then
Florence came heme. She never
thought she could be so glad lo
como back. The flying train seemed
slow, and she dreaded the long
stage ride, but there at the depot
were waiting two oi the dear home
friends, her father and Alice, eager
to receive their daiiing back from
the great outside treacherous world.
She laughed and cried ; kisses and
questions got hopelessly intermixed;
and she had three large trunks in
stead of the one she took away with
her. Itow beautiful the familiar
hills and valleys looked; and the
house she used to scorn why, it
had a glamour about it that no
browu-stone edifice might ever hope
to have at least in her eyes.
It was a surprise and delight to
ber family that sh was so glad to
come home. They had talked it
over among themselves, and almost
dreaded it, lest the change might
be so great that she would never
feel at home in the old f rm-houee
again, and fr t and chafe at the
narrow life and long to be away
from it. But she settled down am
ong them as if thankful for a place
there ; and after the first excitement
was over, they could see a change
in ber more than the added grsce
andpolic6of manner bestowed by
her late experienea.
"The child has been grieved," said
the father to the mother ; she is not
the impetuous but light hearted girl
we seat away," And the mother
knew it, but wisely trusted to time
to restore the missing gayety of
spirit and tone of nerves.
The indulgent aunt and uncle bad
aunt had retnrned West, and no
visitor followed Floreuce up trom
the city ; there were no letters even ;
S3 ber "prospects"' seemed to have
faded. But she kept her own
counsel, and those most interested
in her wre left to her disappoint
ment. But the truth of the matter wa-.
that Roy Chichester, although cap
tivated by her flower. like beauty
and simple uustndied grace, was too
shrewd and worldlywise to filer
himself to a doweries girl; and
wheu he found that hU latest fancy
was the protege and not the beire-s
of the nh people she was living j
with, his devotion suddenly cooled, i
and finally cea?e-l. And ?o Fin- j
renc tame home a little bart'ore, j
and a bit e wier, atd much keener j
in her perceptions as to people, and i
things of real worth. j
And spring erew into summer, !
and still Charlie stayed away ; ; ntl j
the girl be y-t loved in pue of him- ;
self, took lonely walks along the j
summer lanes, recalling other days
when he had beeu beside her. and
reproaching herself for the carless
ness and scorn with which she had
treated his constant devotion.
She was not now longing for the
gieat world beyond the encircling
hills but only that one who had eone
out in it, should return to that quiet
Shp nfin wnr ca ;.; mr.tiir
and sixers, aud there she was sure j little merchant saw with pleasure
to hear late ti.iiogs of him. He:bi ,ilt!e store steadily decreasing,
was in a gre t mill working among iUul iU1 equivalent in silver blti
htmI studying the riarhirr ry, :muI ; sItiL,nZ i:! h little money C3pl,
getting up an invntion wnich his ; T" lte:,.n lay on Harry 's stand
mother said had been hanuling hi
braiu for jears, and till now be had
had no opportunity to work out,'ind
f-he Luigut easily be pardoned the
pride with which she said : ''No
one knows the real worth of Charlie,
except bis mother."
Aud the girl was sometime half
tempted to answer that long net;
Jccted letter, but pride and maiden
ly reserve prevented it it would
look too much like coaxing him to
renew bis attentions, and there is
nothing a woman can do sometimes
but wait wait for revelations that
are slow iu coming, and often never
come at all.
Charlie read his frequent letters
from home almo3t brea'hlessly, chid
ing himself afterward wheu he rea
iized how his eyes ruu from line to
line, scarce taking iu the Lome
news for searching for one beloved
name, and as the summer months
passed there were often allusions
to Florence: She had been then;
or she had grown so quiet ; or she
was looking not quite as blight as
usual ; or she had asked how he was
and when he was coming home
until the longing to see her agaiu
became irresistable and he turned
bis face towards the valley home.
She did not know he was coming,
and with a strange restlessness up
on her, she picked up her shade hat
and calling her faithful dog, started
out to walk off her dppression if she
might. Surely it was a kind fate
that arranged their meeting. Ab
she neared the heavy five-barred
gate, Charlie himself swung it open
for her. She stopped and passed
ber hand over her eyes. Ah ! how
many such dreams she had bad of
late dreams which a touch or
sound had dissolved into nothing
ness, but how very real this one
seemed ! and In a moment it was
living warm hands which clasppd
hers, and an eager voice exclaimed :
"Oh ! Flossie, my dear ! ray dear
little girl !"
She said never n word, but lite a
grieved homesick child, clasped her
arms around his neck and sobbed.
Charlie s growing rich. His in
vention has proven a success, and
he has beautified his home, and he
and Florence live content in the
happy valley. They make frequent
journeys out into the world, but are
always glad to come back, for
"IJome-keeping hearts are happi
est,.'' Love lie, Lore ily Bog.
We hope for a break in the long
monctouy of canine triumphs in
North Carolin. There the pres
nnaniraonsly and mournfnlly howled
for a dog law. The Alliance ap
peared to favor it rverybody ap
reared to favor it. Yet h'-n it
came before the Senate that bodv
clasped the familiar yellow (o. of
the rnral districts the dog declared
in rabbit season to be intaMbly
truth;ul touching the whereabouts
and iu 'possum season to be a tem
porally quiescent streak of des
truction on rabbits to its yearn
ing boorn and gave him renewed
We all know that dog that
creature ot mixed blood and
mysterioas derivation representing
more strains than a kitchen cullen
der, that lingers about the brick
kitchen steps by day, disappears on
furtive errands by night when sup
posed to be on watch over the
premises ; that comes to town under j
the wagon and loes himself. Why j
VftoV.rnlri tie th obii-r of lficriq'Ative
te socuui ue ue object ot leg.s.a.ive ;
affection we iJo not know. let he
uougiK ut South against sheep
husbandly and woolen
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Two country lads came at an ean
ly hour to a market town, and ar
ranging their little stands sat down
to wait for customers. One waafar
nished with fruits and vegetables
o1 h vvn raising, and the other
supplied wtth clams aud fisb. Tho
market hour.passed along, aud each
wi en a g r.t'eman came by, and
plaoiug his hand upon it said :
'What a tine, large melon; What
do you a'-k tor ir. my boy "
"The melon i the last 1 have, sir.
and though it looks very fair, there
s au unsound pot m it," said the
boy, turning it over.
"So t her is," .-aid the man; 'I
think I wiM not take if. But,'' be
added, looking intc the boy's fina
opto countenance, "js it very busies
ness like to point out the defects of
your fruit to enstomers''
"It is better than being dishonest,
sir,"' s aid the boy modestly.
"You ate right, little fellow; al
ways remember that principle, and
oti will find favor with'Ood, aud
man also. I shall remember your
little stand in the future. "Are
your clams fresh ?" he continued,
turning to Ben Wilson's stand.
"Yes, sir : fresh this morning. I
caught them myself," wasthu reply,
and a purchase being make, the
gentleman weut away.
"Harry, what a fool you were to
show the gentleman that spot on
thejmelon 1 Now you can take it
home for yoar pains, or throw it
away. How much wiser is heabOQt
those clams I caught yesterday 1
Sold them for the same price as 1
did the fresh ones. He would Dov
er have have looked at the melon
until be had gone away."
"Ben, I would not tell a lie, or
act one either for twice what I have
earned this morning. Besides, I
shall be better off in the end ; for I
have gained a customer, and you
have lost one."
And so it proved; for the next
day the gentleman bought nearly
ull his fruits and vegetables of Har
ry, but newer spent another penny
at the stand ot his neighbor. Thus
the season passed. The centlemau
finding he could always get a good
ariicle of Harry, constantly patron
ized him, and sometimes talked
with him a few minutes about his
tuture prospects- To become, a,
merchant was Harry's great ambi
tion ; and when the winter came onf
the gentleman, wanting a troety
boy for his warehouse, decided on
giving the place to Harry. Steadl
ly and surely he advanced in the
confidence of bis employer, until
having passed through various
peats of service, be became at
letgth an honored partner in the
firm. India's Young Folks.
Ah To Tii? Mailer.
We nave never thought it right
lor a noor man with ten children.
who is oblidged to plow a bull ox,
and ownes no wheel conveyance, to .
be ccompelled to work and keep in
repair the public roads, while his.
next neighbor who ownes a doten
j gons and teams and is past 45
years of age goes Scott free of road
! ,;u- We know the cbare
I m and trae too, that this is the
! dat-v or tax that many of oor
colored population pay the State, .
but let there be a law enacted that
a rfOT a Vi n ro hin far rop ! t Hfiforft
he is entitled to vote, and the tax.
will be forthcoming.
Let there be a wheel tax to keep
up onr public highways and the ita
provements ot the public road will
be startling. And let there be a
law compelling everybody to pay
their taxes before they exercise the
right ot suffrage and you will Bee an
equally puprising full treasury.
Rocking fiarn Rocket.
Those who have used Dr: KJest's New
Discovery know its vnlue, and those who
h not' haTenow the opportunity to try
Jt Free Gr11 Qn tfce adTertecd druggist
and get a Trial Bottle Iree bend your
Kind's. Mew Life rills Free, as well at a
oopy of Guide to Health nd Household
Instructor, Free. All of which is guar
auteed to do you good and cost you noth
ing. J M Lawing, Druggist.