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''For men must vork, and women muFt
An! the sooner it's over, the sooner to
These pithetic words repeated
themselves over and over in my
mind, alter I came home from Mark
Wilson's cottage that summer
mominsr, whose blithe brightness
seemed like mockery.
Mark Wilson's cottage, I said :
but be, poor man, had no moro
right or title to any eartlhy posses
sion save the six feet ot ground
which Uncle Israel would speedily
prepare for him,
'For men must work 1" The mar
who lay so strangely idle that day
had been a hard worker. I had
seen him go back and forth, morn-
ng and night, to the village foun
dry for more than three years ; yet
not always seen him, either, tor in
winter it was scarcely light when
he went, and after dark when he
Such a hard working man, every
one said, and woudered why he
should live so far from his daily
toil ; bat to any ono who asked, he
said : "Well, yoa see the cottage and
bit of land my father left to me, and
some how I can't bear to let go of
it. And, then, here we have a gar
den and a little firnit, and can keep
a cow, so I think ii more than
makes up for the extra walk." And
now he was done with it, all. thf
work, and the little home, with all
Us tender interests.
"And women must weep Not
very many tears, perhaps, had pretr-
ty Effie Wilson shed before this ; but
now they were flowing in torrents,
as she sobbed, her heart out by her
dead husband, poor little woman !
And he so strangely unheeding.
But the earth was scarcely dried on
his grave, ere Uncle Esrael hollowed
out another, aud in it we the pity
ing neighbors laid gentle Effie
WTi!on, with her tiny wax-white
baby on her breasr.
"For men must work, and women must
And the sooner it's over, the sooner to
Yes, it was over, and they slept
the young fafb'er and mother;
strange sleep,which their three.year-
old Bessie could not understand.
and so she pleaded with h?;r pretty
mamma to "wate up n' not sleep
so loud." Vain pla.
Therft was no loving grandmother
to come forward and told the bereft
lamb in her kindly arms ; no kindred
to give her a shelter ; and so I, an
old maid peculiar hs some people
say, and unused to children of any
a,e I look the cliild home from the
desolate cottage, aud, as soon as it
could be doue legally, adopted her.
My pretty Bessie! violet-eyed,
with skin as fair and delicately,
tinted as the inner whorl of a sea
shell, and brown, clinging curls
that I never tired of twining around
Katy, my maid of-all-work, who
was fully as peculiar as her misv
tress, was aghast at the prospect of
a child in the houe, foreseeing liU
tered rooms, sticky window-panes
aud door knobs, and uulimited
washing and ironing, and baking of
cookies ; but before Bessie had been
with us a month, Katy was her
most devoted and loving vassal.
I do not know which one of the
neighbors would have taked the
child if 1 had not, but they were,
one and all, intensely interested in
my doing it ; and said, with a tone
that belied the words, that thev
"sincerely hoped it would all turn
out for the best ; but then a body
never knew how matters would
shape in this world !"
The amount of instruction and
advice offered would, if used, have
served for the bringmgup of ten
children ; and the qaantity of com
pany that we had during those first
few weeks did certainly, as Katy
said, "beat the Dutch !
Young ladies came to see the
precious darling, of whose existence
they scarcely knew before, and eb
tonished her with caresses; midd e
aged ladies came and brought theii
sewing ; and old ones cine with
their knitting, and toid over tbeir
wonderful experience iu dealing
with children, and gave me so many
maxims, and things to do, and
things not to do, for my child'-i mor-
al and physical well being, tht i:i
sher bewilderment I was thankful
to bid them good night, and tack
my dari ng np in her bed, glad that
for the present, at least, she was
well, and pnre and safe. And after
a while Katie grew rebellious.
"I'm tired an' sick of seein' 'em
come reg'Jer Solomons they think
they be, every one more full o' wis
dom than t'other; an' a tellin7 you'n
oie how to learn her bice manners
an' mercy knows what else. An'
some on 'em is torever a strokin'
down her precious hair with their
scraggy bands, an' callin' her poor
little creator, an' tellin' her what a
pity it was her blessed pa an' ma
died which, of course, it was; but
what's the use ot sayin' it to that
baby f Law !
"I suppose they all mean well,
Katy. We may be glad of some
help or advice, it Bessie should hap
pen to get sick."
"Then it'll be time enough to
have it, all fresh. Advice is like
yeast it soon gets stale, special if it's
poor, as most of what's brought here
is. An'for my part, I'm tired cook
in' an' settin' out extra teas. It's
ten days now, skippin' Sunday,
sense we had a quiet supper by our
selves, as we ued to have; an
there'll have to be another barrel o'
flour got in less'n two weeks. I
told you it would last till along to I
the fall, but it won't, alter too bis- 1
quits I've made out of it lately, to
ay nothin' of cake an' pie. Terri
ble hands for bisquits, all our visit
"That's largely your fault, Katy ;
yoa make them so good, folks can't
help eating them.'
The next day after this outbreak
of the usually patient Katy, it rain- j
ed, and was gloomy enough out of
doors ; but not a bit of gloom w--s
there in the house with our sun
I had helped her fit out her dolly
with a real waterproof cloak and
hood, "betause it wained so dreflul
wet !" and Katy had made cookies,
and had cut oat eorae of tbem in
most fantastic shapes to please the
child ; and now, wonder ot wonders?
was leaning over a bowl of suds on
the kitchen table, with a pipe in her
mouth, showiug Bessie how to blow
They were in high glee, and 1 ba3
been watching them, half tempted
to joiu in the" amusement, but!
thought it might be wiser to bring
up eome neglected correspondence,
and was turning to put my thought
in execution, when I caught sight cf
an umbrella bobbing along by the
picket fence. I stopped to watch
Could it be possible that we were
going to be visited again to-day?
My query was speedily answered,
for the umbrella halted at the gate,
and in the owner I recognized old
Mrs. Mallory. She had come to
spend the day, that was evident,
for her well known knittig-bag
dangled from her arm ; so vanished
my plan of letterwritiug, and Kaly
was forced to suspend her occupa
tion, and take up the less congenial
one of caring for the dripping um
brella and shawl, and muddy rub
here ; but as she was waiting for
the rubbers, she relieved her mind
"I wouldn't a-thought any body
in their seven senses would a.come
out in all this mud an' rain, '.oless
they was re'ly obleeged to, like go
in' after the doctor, or somethin' like
"Well, I kindy felt as if I wus
obleeged to," said the old lady, out
of breath and red in the face, after
her struggle wi:h the over-shoes, j
"I've been a-tryin' my level best to
git over here Jor two weeks back, j
butje see John's wife has been j
away for a spell ; her brother's step
daughter has had the miliray fever,
and she staid longer'n she meant to,
John's wife did, and so I ain't had j
no chance to come ; but she got back
last night, and so I took right hoit
an' come. I felt as if it was my
duty to in a measure.'7
The kaittiug"need!e3 were in full
click by this time, aud their owner's
tongue kept even time, while be
tweeu the words I could hear Katy
out in the ki'chen handling the
stove-lids and kettles, and &ance
pan3 with unmistakable emphasis.
After a little the door optned far
enough to admit Bessie's curly head,
I held out a beckouing hand and
she came bounding to my lap.
"So that's your new child, is it !"
aud Mr. Mallory peered critically
over her spectacles at her. "Jl-Vais
to me she looks more peakeder than
As I much doubted if the speaker
had ever noticed her before, ths?
words gave me no uneasoess ; but
not so the next ones.
''U you feel an' consider your
self fitted by natur an' grace tojwereleit to our quiet happiness,
bring up a child in the way it orter
go, Miss Cummins?''
"I don't know that I am specially
fitted, Mrs. Mallory, but I shall do
the best I cau.''
"Ges' so ! No doubt you mean
well; but mean' an''doins iwo
things. It's an orful responsibility
to bring up children, an' nobody
knows only jest them that's been
an' gone through it, as I hev. I've
brung up three, an though I say it,
that shouldn't, they was well an'
faithful brung up too!"
"It must be a great comfort for
you to know that."
"So 'tis. I often think of it. Mine
was all boys, too, an' some folks
they're a sight; more worrit than
girls, but I du-joo ; the b??.t on 'em
recf.ires th? wipaom of ol'mon an'
t,be ?oti"?3 of Jcb in r.iy opinion.
.But if I was you, Miss Cummins,
I'd corih out tbem riocjits and
lra?d b?.ir in r. tidy fcraid.7
"He? ccr?o I Oh ! Mrs. KUoiy ! I
think so innzb. of them ; and see how
;r3jr tliey rrc."
"rTc 'jc"-p3 ! thev rca&o n eight o'
trouble ; r.n' besides tvhen she git3 a
Jeetle c-der they'll make her as vain
as a pjcock; it'll be ber besettm'
"I don't agree with you, Mrs. Mal
"You don't law ! I want to
"It's just as Datural for her hair
to curl, as it is for her eyes to be
blue and hr skin white ; so she is
no more likely to be vain ot one
than the other, iu my judgment."
There was silence for a few mo
menta, broken only by Bessie, who,
becoming ued to the o'd lady's
presence, commenced singing sottly
to tho precions dolly. But our vis
itor soon revived.
"Wa3 theie much prep'ty left,
Miss Cummins V 1
"No ; nothing but the house and
its contents, and the little land
What money there was, and the
movables to be sold, only about ev
ens up the doctor's bill and funerai
"Then how'll you manage about
the bringin' of her up ? Au'what'Il
you do with the place1?"
"The place will be rented, and
what it brings above taxes and re
pairs will be put m the savings bank
for Bessie. As to her bringing up,
I shall do exactly as if she was my
"I want to know ! Well, 1 re'iy
hope she'll turn out good an be a
credit to you; but if she don't,
youdl know how to pitty poor Jane
Her daughter's gone an'
married a litery feller that don't
know scase anything, mless tts
writin' ! He boarded up there a
spell last summer, if you ricollecr.
I seen him a nnmber of times, saun
terin' around and lookin' as if he
was half asleep,"
I should be ashamed to state,
even if 1 knew, how many times 1
looked at the clock that day ; and it
gave Katy, as she attended Mrs.
Mallory to the gate that night, nns
mjxed satisfaction to see that the
rrfin was heavier, and the mud much
deeper, than when she came, and
there were no side-walks,
"Serves her light!" she said, as
shocime in from shutting the gate.
itYes, it selves her jest right, to
c me a wailerin' over here sech a
diy us this, an' a settin' an' taliin'
about her John's an' her David's
an' their wboopin' coughs an' cun
nin' capera ; an' none on 'em can't
hold a candle to our bonny Bessie ! j
A a tell you to braid up her nice j
curls. I come pretty nigh lettiu'j
her have a piece ot my miud, then
Miss CemtLin, I tell ye ! Weil, it
does appear as if nothin' won't hen
derail the buy bodies this side o'
Jeikbo fiorn coinia' here !"
Days pissed into weeks, and
weeks into mouths, nd the child
grew and thiived, and best of all
seemed perfectly happy ; and not
for one moment had 1 regretted hav
ing hSMimed the charge of h r; bur,
instead 1 have daily flunk thai
such a joy had come into my lonely
The matter finally reused to be cf
supreme importance to the neish- i
bors, for several other mleiesting
events occurred, and gradually we
And it was really wonderful how
the old nursery songs and stoiies
! came back to me. and if there weie
any that I failed to remember, Katy
was ure to recdl tbetu. And
Christmas Eve had a new charm,
fcr never before hd a Santa Cluus
stocking been suspended from my
What a happy winter that was!
I made doll clothes by the dozens ;
told stories by the hundreds or
the same ones over, which counted
just the some, and suited the hearer
the best ; and sewed dainty garmets
for my pet, and tended her and
loved her, and watched her increas
ing loveliness, until even Katy ot
tered a mild protest :
"Don't go to worshippin' that air
child, M'ss Cummmg, tor jis as sure
as ycu do, fome'hin' will befall to
her, poor little lamb!"
Pete, the chore boy, used to draw
her cut on bis sled every pleasant
day, and she wonld come in with
her blue eyes sparkling, and her
plnmp cheeks like June roses, and
eager to tell us all about her sleigh
ride, in ber pretty way.
But, finally, one day toward the
close ot winter, she was disinclined
for play, and toward night seemed
feverish and sleepy ; later she bad a
j chill, and by morning Katy and I,
with all our inexperience, knew that
she vvhs j very sick child, aud Pete
was dispatched tor the dector. He
quickly cam?, and again tne next,
(day, aud the next ; and then eveiy
other day, for Bessie was convales
cent. One dear woman, who hail never
given us any advice, now cime in
with practical help, which I still be
lieve was the chief means of sawing
the darling's life. The other neigh
bors were not slow in flocking in,
and one said, triomphantly : "I
told you so ! I knew you let her
go out too much."
And another sa?d : "I told yon
so! You kept her housed up too
much ; nothing like good out-door
air to make a child hearty and rug
And another to?d me, by way of
comfort, perhaps ; "You orto be
terri'de thankful she lived, after not
hayin' a doctor that first night. I
always s?nd for him as soon as one
of my children coughs or sneezes, no
. f they do die, it won't be ot ceg"
And that very day another moth
er in Israel said : "I wouldn't think
of letting a child of that age take
doctor's drugs ; they're altogether
too strong. Some catnip tea ar
wild cherry syrup would surelv have
cured her in less'n no time."
But, in spite of all thee adverse
opinions, they all met ou common
ground when they said to each oth
er, with sigri6cant nods : "What
can you expect when an old maid
undertakes to bring up a child ! Law I
It was some time before Bessie
regained her plumpness and her red
cheeks, and the rass was growing
green iu sheltered spots before we
took hr out-doors again.
How all the little incidents of my !trajn as lt comes down the valley.
Bessie' chi'dhoa.1 come up in myIamost wisv, j UiHl gone orjt into
memory to-day, as fresh as if they j tLe gar(ieDj too ; we can't see the
hnejut happened; and yet, it s j train from the house on account of
many years since I first called her tJP trapSj uut j Bessie will be
mine, and people cons der rnean , eading our of the window. But
old woman. My hair is qaite sii- j sbe Wijj 0Ln here, for Pete will
very, and there is more than one drive fast up frorn the eta:jon . he
wrinkle to show where time his j knows how impatient we are,
oitved its lines; but my heart h:is' (Concluded on last paqej
not forgotten how to be eager and
impatient, as I watch the clock, and
with almost girlish pride and anti
cipation have 1 looked forward to
the happy time, lor my Bessie comes
home to-night with her scbooMife
j done. There is a port of regret, of
, cruise, when au page has been
written and turned down and jet, 1
cauuot be really soriy that uiy dear
is a schoobglrl no longer, for now I
shall have tier with me to brighten
the old house
1 have not seen her since Christ
inas week, and now it is June, I
should have gone to the commence
ment and brought her home, but for
i the continued weakness of a sprain-
But she is coming, my bonnie
Bessie ! and all the afternoon, since
the 1 st routes have been put to
her dainty room, I have had leisure
to think over the past; and Katy,
who is with mestill,and has become
more of a friend than a servent, has
been busy all day concocting favor
ite dishes to tempt the child to
I am almost sorry she has grown
np, and we call her the child still,
but she will be nineteen next week.
I kept her little as long as I conld,
yet the years would go by in spite
cf me; but they have brought her
added beauty, as well as growth?
until peop'e tell me f-he is the belle
of the whole country side.
We, as a neighborhood, have
grown since the old time. The vil
lage begond us has become a city,
and is pushing its suburbs in this
direction. Our mountains are far
famed, an1 summer boarding houses
are spiing ng up on every side. I;
seems strange to the old residents.
A railroad has gone through di
rectly back of B-ss-.e's cottage, and
the money paid for right of way has
been put in the bauk with the rest,
so the child will not be enti-rly
dowerless. I am glad it is so; not
from any e!fih motive; but be
cause, it ihe child's father can see or
know anything of earth in hi far
dwelling-place, he will be glad Jo
know that he did not leave her to
the world's charity, and that she is
to reap the reward of his labor and
I have decided to get a pony and
i phaeton. I have been thinking of
it for sme time. J want to make
BeSfie'thome so tractive toht r
that she v. jU not be tempted to leave
it for long years to come.
wiil be no lck cf wooera.
How wel! 1 remember when she
first went to school. I bud taught
her at home until she was quite a
good reader and writer ; but she was
impatient to go to school like oth',r
children. How faithful Kity was
to go after her with umbrella and
rubbers if there came up a sudden
rain, and Pete drew Iter on his sled
across the snow many a lime. Ai d
how proud she was when she came
home with lessons to get, and how
goiug over iberrs with her refrecheo
my memory in geography and arith
metic. But the hardest part, was when
she went away to school. Ob, ho?
large and still the house seemed,
and how long the days grew,
though it wa? September! Those
were lonely times for Katy and I,
and it seemed hardly to be worth
while to get any meals a: first; but
then we began to look forward to
o .uok .ora.u
1 be Christmas vacation, ad U ft
J that w'3 over' to Eter, and then
to the summer, when she was with
us tor weeks ; and so we b-ive gone
through three years, and now she
is coming home for good.
"Well, Katy, are yon tired of
"I am that ; 'pears as if it never
will git six O'clock ! Everything's
j done now, so I gues I'll run down
to the foot of the garden au watch
for the train.'
There he goe tired as she is,
dear faithful soul ! She grows old
fast, Katy does, of late.
Ah ! now I hear the roar of the
The Local Newspaper
Governor Francis, of Missouri,
was a successful business maD, and
made a fortune by his energy and
sagacity, befare he became Govern
or. Speaking as a tnau of ex per
il nee. he pu's thus ou record his
opinion of the value of the local
paper to the community iu which It
is published :
"The editor, in proportion to his
mems does more lor his country
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more benefit to the people than the
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on the moral qoestion you will find
most of the local papers on the
right side. Today the editors of
the home papers do the most for
the least money of any men on
This is literally true, and finer of
the papers published in small towns
aud in the rural districts, sometimes
called connty papers, which depend
almost altogether on heal support
than it is of the papers published in
There isn't a paper published in
North Carolina, however insignifi
cant it may be considered, which
isn't worth more to the community
in which it it ispubh-hed than th
community pays for its euppotfr.
Omitting the dailies, there are
weekly papers published in North
Carrhna, some of which compare
favorably with weeklies published in
any State, which are worth many
times as much. The work they do
is not appreciated but if they
ceased to exist their value would
sooon be discovered and acknowl
edged. Local papers are not always as
good as they might be, but in such
cises it will generally be found to
le the fault of the peop'e, who do
not support them as they should be
s-ippcrted. The better a paper Is
sustained the better it can be made,
and Ihe better the paper is the bet"
ter it speaks for the progress! ve
ness, business thrift, and intelli
gence of the community lor which
it speaks. A man roa7 subscribe
for and read a holf dozen papers,
but the one that ouht to have the
first claim on him is bis home pa
per, not, altogether on account of it,
but as a matter of local interest.
He should take pride in having a
creditable journalistic representa
tive of the community in which he
lives. It is busineps, too. Wil.
EditorM in the Swlmt
Mr. Cleveland promptly denied
that he bad declared that he would
not give office to an editor. It is
well. A partisanship and hospitali
ty of that kind would make his
pillow full of thorns and nightmares.
Be would have had no chance
' whatever for serving a second term
,f the newspapers bad antagonized
him. He owes bis nomination and
re-election to the earnest, strong,
faithful press that stood by him in
the hour of Snap-convention's and
cn and on until victory came to his
standard. The report was perhaps
absurd for no man not crazed by
the exaltation of office and the
weilding of a "little brief authority"
could so soon forget the power that
lifted him to his high office. Mr.
Cleveland may be very self-willed
and inconsistent as to appointments
but he is not stnpid enough to ig.
nore the mighty Press. To show
bow absurd the rumor, he had alt
ready put in his Cabinet a Georgio':
w ho is understood to partly own
and control, a leading daily It is
not known to us that he was in any
stuse an editor but an owner or co
partner. Then the uews is that a
young North Carolina editor, Mr.
Josephus Daniels, is selected by Mr.
HoSe Smith, newspaper oner, for
a nice fat place in bis Department.