LINCOLNTON, N. C, FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 1893.
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BY HEATHER BEIX.
but von must not tell any
none, not even Dr. St. decree l"
'f?floae Scobie paid, anxiously, to
her friend. "Promise me, Lau
ra, I beg of you, that you will keep
what I have told you entirely to
yourself, or I shall regret that I
Shave confided in yoa !"'
"Very well, dear, I promise," Lau
ra answered, smiling iuto the earn
est, excited face turned to her
"However, I assure you it would
have been perfectly safe in Victor'
keeping. But tell me is there no
hope of winning your giandmoth
Rose shook her pretty bead sor-
'Yon little know her
when yon cn ask the question !"
she said, despairingly. "Why, it
was only yesterday that she reiter-
ated her intention, if Dick and I
did not marry each othrr. of cutting
us both off with a pittance and leav
ing ber fortune to ft charitable in
stitution, and she would, too, if she
suspected that I way fond ot of an
jone else! Sometimes we are tempt
ed to let her do so, only that wt
both have such a peculinr claim opon
"I am sorry tor yoa both," said
Laura, sympathetically, "and I can
uot but think Mrs. Sobie very wrong
in making such stipulations. An
way, seeing cousin Robert every
day1 as I do, I dare say I will often
be able to be of use to yoo. At
present you want me to tell bim that
he will find you at Cedar lane, by
the cluster of trees, not far from
your own gate, to-morrow evening,
e;rly is that right V
"Yes ; grandma never wants me
at that hoar. Latr, after dinner,
she likes me to read to her. Yoa
"Surely uot ! Could I be such a
faithless messenger ?" she said, kiss
log ber friend good-by.
As she walked slowly homeward,
Laura was disturbed and unhappy.
More and more she became impress
ed with the idea that she had made
a mistake iu agreeiug to keep a
secret from which her lover was
excluded, feeling sure that any op
perance of a stolen interview or a
secret understanding with her
Cousin Robert would be misinter
prated, and lead to trouble. She
had beeu engaged to Victor St.
Georjre for some months, and had
3 on become aware of thechiet fault
in his character the only one, she
was quitt; certain. The young man
was madly, unreasonably joalous of
the beautilul girl whom he passion
ately loved, and already, on more
tban one occasion, only the greatest
tact, and the most sweet tempered
forbearance on her part had prevent,
ed an outbreak. "Howeyer, it can't
be helped now," she murmured, as
abe drew near home, "and Victor
must learn to trust me. Ab, bow
can he misconstrue the moat inno
cent actions! How can he doubt
me wheu 1 have showu him so j:-ti-reservedly
that I love him entirely
aud alone !"
Next morning, as she came out of J
the breakfast icom, she met ber
couiu Robert just leaving the
"Ob, Robert, wait a moment !'"
,s.iie cried, t;I couldn't speak to you
at breakfast, and I wasn't able to
get a glimpse of jon yesterday, and
I wanted so much to tell you some
thing." "No ; I'm awfully busy, and ex
pect to be at the hospital until late
in the afternoon to-day.''
"Well, you must find time for
I this,'' she laughed, and said a few
q in qw
. , ,
"ThanKS, dear girl !
You aie a
perfect treasure 1" said Robert,
i Laura laughed again and turned
0Q the staira to gayi Don't make a
(mistake in the Cedar lane near
Robert smiled and nodded, and
the next moment the ball door clos
ed behind him.
Unfortunately he bad not been so
'careful to shut the surgery door
when he came out, and both Lis
remark and Laura's that were not
whispered were distingily heard,
without his making any effort, by
Victor St. George, who was making
up a prescription in the dispensary.
He went on steadily with his work
Tho young phyiciah's xu-rves weie
too wtdl trained to lail him even
uuder the shock which the words
hid given him but his face be
came deadlv white, and hia eye s
were full of au ominous light.
"What can it mean ?'' he mutter
ed. "la it possible that site can be
so falte, o utterly ! and yet but I
will see and judge for myaelf !' and
so, completely controlled by the
drayon of jealousy aroused within
him, Victor St. George determined
to become a spy, and to act with an
ignoble ar d underhand duplicity j
that would have filled him wiih
selt-Ioalhing under any other cir
'Laurn, mv dear, if you should be
going to see your frieud Rose to
day, tell Mrs. Scodie, with my com
pliments, that I warn her against
driving out this damp weather. At
her age an attack of pneumonia is a
possibility not to be trifled with."
And old Dr. Sinclair bnrried away
to his patient.
"Very well, ppa, I will walk over
and give your message." Laura call
ed after him, as he went out.
Aud so iu the simplest manner
Laura Sinclair took the step that
led to the bitterest trial of her life.
"Oh, Lanra what is to be done ?'7
Rose cried, greeting her with a face
of consternation. "Grandma is not
well, and insists upon my close at
tendance, and Jane", her maid,
seems more alert than eer and j
watches me like a iailor. I shall
not be able to see Robert, poor fel-
low, he shall be so disappoiuteaacd
besides he will not understand
Lanra, could you see bim and ex
"Why, yes, dear, quite easily.
Don't be uneasy on that account.''
And after chatting for a short time,
and giving her father's message,
Laura started for home.
It was growing dusk and had be
gun to rain slightly, so that she
drew the hood of her plaid circular
over ber head and quickened her
pace, as she ueared the grove ot
trees. Victor St. George recognized
her at once, for be was always ob
servant and remembered the gar.
ment at sight, but Robert Delmar,
who bad uover noticed it, and
thiokiug of another, came forward
with outstretched haudg, "Ah, darl
ing, you have come, and we are free
at last from prying eyes !" And he
threw one arm around the cieaked
Laura gave a merry, ringing laugh '
and threw back ber hood, showing
her face, amused and lovely to both
young men at the same time.
Victor St. George, almost emoth
eied with suppressed rage, agony,
aud in spite of Lis suspicious, in
tense amazemeut, staved to hear no I
more, but. turned, and walked rap
idly ay? a v. Of couse, if he had
waited to hear Laura's explanation
of her being there, much sorrow
would have been prevented, bnt
tho dark cloud which encompassed
the lovers let no ray of lightl
$be did not see Dr. St. George
for seveial Cays, and when he
questioned her father, was but half
SHtifed wheu be told her that an
important and serious case needed
all the young physician's attention.
Having at last concluded to ask
an interview, however short, she
entered the parlor in search of her
writing desk, and foand Victor there
waiting for ber. She was at once
stroch with his altered appearance,
for be showed plainly bis distress 1
and pain of mind. His nights had
been sleepless, and his days full of
trying work. It was no wonder
that he was pele, haggard, and hollow-eyed
; and Laura, start'ed and
horrified, came quickly to him.
"Why, Victor, you look positively
ill ! What is it, dearest, has any
thing happened V And she gazed
at him with anxious, qoestioning
St. George did not answer, bnt
looked steadily at her.
"Laura, I cannot be silent any
longer, even if anything were to be
gained by silence," ho said, at last.
"I have come to tell you that I am
awaro of your deception, your
treachery to me, and that nothing
you can say can this time remove
my mistrust, which, alas, is only too
well founded !"
He spoko iu low, muftied tours,
which told how great a lestramt he
put upon himself. Laura regaided
him with more peip'exity than au
gr, so sudden aud unexpected had
been the attack.
'What do you mean ? I cannot
at all understand w hy you should
accuse me of having deceived you
in any way," ehe said, speaking
calmly and wonderingly.
"I meau that I happened to see
your meeting with Robert Delmar
in Cedar lane, heard him greet yon
with words of endearment, and saw
Laura drew back as it struck,
every vestage of color vanished
from her face. She raised her hand
imperatively to stop his word.
'Dr. St. George, do not, I pray,
speak that which jou will be sura
to regret; and which I, trained as I
have been, will find it bard to for
give ! The meeting which you hap
pened to eee
"I have no wish to make you
think it was accidental,'' he inter
rupted, "I overheard yoa make the
appointment that was an accident
but I was deliberately present
when you kept it. 1
that only the evidence of my own
eyes would be fair to yon, and felt
myself j'ustified iu obtaining it,"
"Your eyes strangely deceived
you !" Laura replied, scornfully.
"However, very few words can ex
p'ain the matter even to your satis
faction.'' "Then explain it, please !" eaid
Dr. St. George, sternly.
Laura hesitated a moment. She
always admired her lover most when
he showed the masterful side of his
character, and her seuse of justice
told her that appearances were
against her. She has almost cou
cloded that she might fairly break
her promise of secrecy to Rose,when
Victor's hasty, passionate temper
caused hr own slow, but strong,
suddenly to take fire.
He gave a short, ironical laugh
as she paused,
"Do not lax your inventive pow
ers !': he said, bitterly. "It woold
indeed, be difficult to explain away
a fact, so evideut us your heartless
nessand falseuess to me !''
L tura stood before him, erect,
und with eyes Sashing anger.
"Then I wiil offer no explanation !
she said..-'"You do not deserve it,
for yq:"r words are both cruel and
insulting. Our engagement, of
course, is at an end ; and wisely so,
perhaps, for your unreasoning jeal
osy is intolerable, and could only
lead to misery.''
And turning from biro, she lett
the room without another word.
The branch grew wider between
the loveia as time went on. Victor
continued to harbor hard thoughts
of Laura, who was too proud aud
resentful to defend herfelf. So mat
ters stood when an event occurred
which opened St. George's eyes aud
made him aware of his blunder.
Oid Mrs. Scobie died suddenly of
a cold brought on by her own fool
hardiness in braviug the inclement
weather, and having made no will,
her only relatives, Rose and her
cousin Dick inherited her wealth.
There being no further obstacle to
Rose's marriage with Robert Del
mar, their engagement was soon
made public, aud like a flish Victor
saw how Laura had been involved
in her friend's secret.
With his heart filled with self-reproach
and mortification, he rushed
with ltnpetuoot baste to confess his
"Ah, Laura, you are good aud
patient, like the angels! Forgive
me once more, sorely as I have tried
that patience !"
The girl listened gently, received
his apologies sweetly, but refused
firmly and absolutely to renew their
UI do forgive you, Virtor ; bat I
cannot marry you. I have thought
it all over, and although I might
overlook such an injustice now, 1
couldn't do so if we were if I was
your wife. Listeu Victor. If you
ever expressed the least doubt or
suspicion of my conduct afttr we
were married, I could never forgive
i'. I might die, or go mad, but 1
eonld never pardon it never nev
"Ah, bnt it would be impossil'e to
do so ! Dear love, 1 can never fai;
again! Can jou never trust me
She shook her head sorrowfully.
"No,"' she said. "No. The risk
is too great, both for you and rue.
It is much better aa-Jt is. V ?hall
be tiiends always, but only friends.''
Aud Victor, though he was broken
hearted ami well-uigh desperate,
could not but own that she was not
aciing without reason.
It was a fev weks from this time
that Mr. Siuclair was called out at
night to attend an urgent cdse, and
returning late, his little buggy was
run into by a caniage, which, turn
leg a corner sharply, had not time
to s-ve the doctor 's vehicle. Dr.
Sinclair was thrown out, and strik
ing his head on a stone lay inseusi
ble on the country road. He was
recoguized by the driver and taken
home, where Laura was aroused to
learn the dread news.
She sent at once tor Dr. Sf.
George who was her father's favo-
rit6 student, aud after a caretul ex
amination be declared that the iu.
! Jurv wa8 8uch that only the operas
tion of trepanning could save bis
old friend's life.
They sent for a celebrated city
doctor, well-known and esteemed
by ber father, and when he arrived,
Laura sat upon the top step of the
staircaso as still as a statue, while
the leaden-footed minutes passed.
At last the bed-room door opened,
and Dr. Carlyle came out.
"Laura, my child, it is all right !''
he said. "I have seldom seen an
operation performed more perfectly,
or with greater skill ! Such a splen
did piece of work makes one regret
more tban ever the loss of one's
youth ! That young man certainly
has a career before bim !''
"But my father?" cried Laura,
almo-t indignant at the old surg
"He will do well,'' be said. "I
must catch the next train, but in
such hands I have no fear for my
dear old friend's safety.
Iu a few days Victor came to
Laura with glad tidings.
"you may see your father wbu
he wakes," be said. "He asked for
you, and was quite bright, and very
much interested iu his own case."
And he smiled at ber with kindly
Laura came quietly from the win
dow. "Victor what can I say to let
you know how I appreciate your
goodness 1 I feel that we owe my
dear father's life to your watchful
care and ability! How can I show
my gratitude ?" Aud htr lips were
tremulous, while her sweet violet
eyes were wet wit tears.
The youog man flushed and his
eyes sparkled. He took one quick
step towards her, then checked him
self and drew back.
"Why, Laura, you know I am ou.
iy too glad, too thankful and hap
py to have been able Jo help my
kind old friend more than happy
to have served you.-' he said graye.
ly, and said no more.
She took a long, treinMlrg breath
then came a step nearer.
"Victor, if yon thick if you still
wish" she laltered, bat before sbe
could find words, which certaiuly
seemed to come with difficulty, her
in bis arms and rained oyful kisses
on her lovely, blushing face.
"My love, my sweet darling !
Will you, indeed, trust roe again ?"
"I am daring enough to venture
now !" she said, with a eaccy smile.
"It shall not be in vain ! The
dragon has bad its death blow at
And it was fo, for a happier wife
than Laura St. George could not be
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Cifii. Andrew Jackson; and
the .Scotch lilh.
Old Hickory was genuine Scotch
Irish. H.i was bora in the Wax
haws, in the present county ot Un
ion, but in tne part taken from
Mecklenburg. His most striking
biographer i- Junes Parton, who
oiu'e came to Charlotte to investi
gate and study the questions of his
early life ; and he has drawn his
ideal of the Scotch Irish In two
works on tho hero of New Orloins,
which, whether true or just, is liko
ly to attract marked attention. Ot
his last life of the General, we tiud
the following synopsis ot bis pic
t ures oi the Scotch Irish :
"Thus lived and died Andrew
Jackson, the idol of his party, often
the pride ai.d favorite of his coun
try. His best friends could not de
ny that he had deplorable faults,
nor his worst enemies that he pos
Bessed rare and dazzling merits.
He rendered his country au evil
which it will be extremely difficult
to remedy. No man will ever b?
quite able to comprehend Andrew
Jackson who has not personally
known a Scotch-Irishman. Moro
tbau he was anything else, he was i
northaof-Irelandnr a tenacious,
pugnacious race; honest, et capas
ble of dissimulation; often angry,
but most prudent when most iur
nous; endowed by nature with ihe
gift of extracting from vcry afiir
and every relational) the strife it
can be made to yield ; at home and
among dependents, all tenderness
arid generosity ; to opponents, vio'
lent, uugenerous, prone 10 beleive
the wor.t of them ; a race that
I mearjs to tell the truth, but, when j
excited by anger or warped by pre
judice, incapable of either telling or
remembering or knowing toe truth ;
not taking kindly to culture, but
able' to achieve wonderful things
without it; a strange blending f
the best and the worst qualities ot
the two races. Jacksou had these
traits in an exaggerated degree, as
Irish as though he were not Scotch ;
as Scotch as though be were not
Autocrat as he wa, Andrew
Jackson loved the people, the com
mon people, the sons and daughters
of toil, as truly as tbey loved him,
and beleivcd in tbem as they be
Hvd in htm. He had a perception
that the toiling masses are not a
class in the community, but are the
community. He felt that govern
ment should exist only for the ben
firs ot the governed ; that the strong
are; strong only that they may a'd
the weak; that the rich are richly
rich only that they may combine
and direct the labor of the po r as
to make labor more profitable to
the laborer. He did not eompre
bend these truths as they ate deri;
atrated by philosophers, hot ho had
an intuitive and instinctive percep
tion of them. And iu his most aus
tocratic moments he really thought
he was fighting in battle of the peo
ple and doing their will, while bat
tling the purposes of their repre.
sentatives. If he had been a man
of knowledge as well as of force, he
, would have taken the part ot the
people more eff-dually, and leit to
his succtrsor au increased power of
doing good instead of better faciii
i ties for doing harm.
The domestic life of this singular
man was blameless. He was a
chaste man at every period of hl,
life. His letters, ot which many
hundred now exist, contain not a
sentence, nor phrase, not a word a
girl may not properly red- A hos.
baud more considerately and labor
I iously kiud never lived. As a fa
j ther he was too induldent ; his gen
j erosito to his adopted children wa
I iuexhau-table. To his slaves be
i was a master, father, physician,
icouncellorj all in one ; and though
J his overseers complained that he
was too lenient, yet his steady pros
perityfor many years and the uni
form abundance ot his crops seem
to prove that his servants were not
negligent of their masters interest
j He had a virtuous abhorrence of
debt, and his word was as good as
bis bond, Iu all bis private trans
actions, from youth to hoary age,
jhe was punctiliously honest.
' Most of our history for the last
hundred years will not be remem
bered lor many centuries ; bnt, per
haps, among the few things obliv
ion will spare may be some outline
of the story of Andrew Jackson,
tho poor Irish immigrant's 'orphan
son, who defended his country at
New Orleans, aud, being elected
l'tesident therefore, kept that coun-.
try iu au uproar for eight years
and, after being more hated and
more loved than any man of his day
died peacefully at his homo in Ten
i lessee, and was borne to his grave
followed by the benedictions ot a
large majority of bis fellow eitizens.
Liter Try Diqest.
The Real Ileason For
A lady paid in the hearing of the
writer the other day, "I don't go to
hurch now, because in no church
in my neighbor hood can I get any
comfort. ' This lady seems to have
thought that the only reason for
going to church was iu order to get
something. Another and better
reason for uoiug would be to givn
Homethiug and to do something.
We are distinctly told to not forsake
the assembling of ourselves togeth
er. Wk should go to church in or
der to obey this command and to
do an act of worship that is pleas
ing to God. This cultivated our res
ligions feelings and prepares ua for
the duties during the week. Then
we give something to our fellow
man by going. Our example bene
fits him and his devotion is warmed
by ours. A number of sticks born
better together tban one alone. So
long a we hold the wbatcanI
get theory of chnrcb-going we shall
get little hy going to church. We
shall merely sit in the feat of the
scronful and criticise the parson
and the choir. Quiver.
Seven Ways of" Giving.
1. The careless way ; To give
something to every caose that is
presented, without inquiring into
2. The impulsive way: To give
from impulse as ranch and as of
ten as love and pity and sensibility
3. The lazy way ; To make a
ppecial offer to earn money for bens
evolent objects by fairs, festivals,
4. The self-denying way : To
save the cost of Inxnries and apyly
them to purposes of religion and
charity. This may lead to ascetis
cism and self-complacence-
5 The systematic way : To lay
aide as an offering to God a 'deflns
ite portion of our gains one tenth,
one fifth, one third, or oue half
This adapted to all, whether poor or
neb, gifts would be largely increas
ed if it were generally practiced.
tj The equal way : To give God
and the needy just as much as we
spend on ourselves, balancing oar
personal expenditures by our gifts.
7. The heroic way : To limit our
own expenditures to a certaiD sum,
and giving away all the rest of oar
income. This was John Wesley's
way. Dr. Pierson.
The Farmer's Busy Wife.
Where in all the world is there a
woman like the farmer's wifeT You
haven't a servant in your house
that workes as she does. She la
the corner-stone of this cation's
There is nothing very exciting
about being the corner-stone, and
there is a good deal of weight on it
What kind of a farmer's wife do
yoa know ? Is she a dear good
woman with a motherly heart?
Does she race with the lark to see
who will be np first In the morning ?
Is she even a reproach to the sun
himself and prove that old orb a
veritable sluggard ? Is she alwaye
cheery at breakfast the time when
city women are not sure whether
they ase amiable or not. Does she
work uncomplainingly ? When she
churns does she call yoa to have a
drink of buttermilk T Do yoa miss
her in the day and find ber in the
garden picking potatosbaga T
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