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A Rose from the May
BY MARIAN C. L. REEVES.
"Oh dear ! oh dear ! What can i:;
be he wants ! If I con only tell !
For Ire does want it so i
Margery wrung ber Lauds in her
impotence. To think she could not
help him not help him, who had
been so good, bo good to her !
She fell down on her kneea at the
The old face upturned on the pil
lows could not turn to look at her
thus. The restlessness grew in the
hazard eyes, that seemed the only
tbiug alive in the poor stricken body
bound fast by paralysis.
"Dear Mr. Giegory, if you could
only speak one word could ouly
tell me what to do for you !'
"One thin you roust not do, Miss
Margery," said Dick Stafford's voice
iroiu the other aide ot the bed, "you
must not take .your face out of his
sight. I can bee my uncle grows
more troubled wheu he loses sight
As she rose to her feet at Lis bid
ding, the young man looked full at
her with that In his eyes, which
showed a quite sufficient apprecia
tion of the old man's whim.
But Margery was not heeding
Dick. All her thoughts were bent
on poor Mr. Gregory, lying there
these three days, with that hunger
in his look motionless.
"No, not quite !" cried out Mar
gery suddeuly, replying to ber own
thoughts. "S6e, his poor fingers
are movidg, rnoviug. Not his baud J
oury me ncgertips. on, do you
ihink life is coming back into themf
Oh Dick, shan't we &end and have
f . do ,to , : t
Ue al lor "ere again at
Iu her earnestness, she did not
aotice how she had called his name;
but Dick glowed with what appear
e1 to ber an eager hope and nQ
JUbt Wd3 80' tU0UgQ n0t Wnat De
"Look at him, Mies Margery. If
o.yes could speak, his seem to me to
say he does uot want the doctor ; he
does waut you.''
"The poor hand tLe dear hand,
that has always been doing deeda
wi kindness. Always, always !''
Witu a little inarticulate murmur
of tenderness, such as one uses to a
child, ahe put her haDd ou the dow
More and more his fingers strove
to stir under hers, What his lips
could not, his eyes tried hard to tell
her. So often did they glance from
Margery to the small table at the
iedside, that Margery touched one
y one the things that stood upon
it, hoping to come at his meaning.
Not the cooling drink; not the
medicine phials the bit ot paper
cd pencil for jotting down the di
rect ions the doctor had given her
The paper, the pencil ?
His look of relief was so iustauta
t eous, that Margery caught a it ea
gerly. "Oh, do ou think he couJd write
vbat he wishes, if I could guide bis
hand V she asked Dick, who
brought her a book to pnt under
the bit of paier on the bed,
Dick bronglit the book, indeed ;
but he looked more than doubtful,
as once more she knelt down at the
bedside, and put her soft baud over
the restless withered one-
Yes, she was not mistaken. Slow
ly, and with difficulty, nnder her
guidance a few straggling, hardly
egible words were traced upon the
''Watch-chain key desk will
Tbwe the pencil fell from the res
laxiog ringers For an instant those
disconnected words seemed to stare
jlankly ont of the paper with no
meaning lor ths two young heads
Dent wistfully above them.
Dick tapped his forehead signing
cantly, standing where the old eyes
coqUI not see him.
"He's wande-iDg' the gesture
aid plainly enough to Margery.
But the girl shook her head.
"Do you knew where his watch
and chaiu werH put?" she asked
They were found presently, in the
dressing case where they were laid
tbree days ago, when at the close ol
her May bill, Margery came up as
May-queen in iier white dress and
rose crown, to say good-night to
the invalid giver of the May ball,
her father's old friend, and so-called
guardian of the penniless orphan
girl. She came np. to rind him fall
en iu the doorway between his two
rooms, half hidden by the portier;
rigid and motionless in that death
in life paralysis.
A small gold key on ihe watcho
chain proved the kej' to the myste-
rious writing. It uulocked the desk
on the writing table in view iu the
outer room ; and as the lid flew up,
there was disclosed a half uufolded
paper : "Last Will and Testa
ment "That is what he wants." began
Maigeiy, eagerly ; then, ttopped and
diew hei breath short and bard, as
her eyes fell upon a line of figures
in the body of the will.
"55100,000 to my nephew Richard
Station! ; the rest of my property
real and personal, to be divided
equally between my uephew Oliver
Dean, and Margery "
Margery read no more. With a
hot blush for her jnadverteuce in
readiug anything afc all, aud a dim
seuse of wonder at the terms of the
will (for was not Oliver Dean con-
aidered old Mr. Gregory's favorite;
and was not old Mir Gregory's mod
est fortune generally estimated at
somewhere about a hundred thous
and f) the girl lifted the paper
from its place.
'It must be this, that your Uncle
Gregory wants ', she was begin
ning. The words stopped suddenly upon
her Hps. The color flew into her
face that the next iustant was
strangely pale ; for as she lifted the
paper, her eyes fell upon sometliing
lying under it. A dead rose from
ttie May Queeu's crown ! The May
Qaeen herself, and "Dick Stafford
looking over her shoulder into the
opeu desk, knew it at a glance. A
whitish 'brown, withered Cherokee
rose with its glossy green leaves.
Dick Stafford had good reason to
recognize it ; since he had been at
some pains to send for these same
hedge row blossoms, from ihe girl's
old honjp, for that occasion ol the
May part j.
There it lay now, uuder the oid
mau's will, in the locked desk, the
key of which had never been out of
the old man's possession until this
moment, whun he Had signified his
wish to have the will brought to his
The keen e;yes of the old mau
were watching both the young peo
ple from his pillow. They were
not conscious of his scrutiny ; they
were only conscious each of the
tense look lu the other's face.
Then slowly, still not loweriog
his eyes from Margtsry, Dick Staf
ford stretched out bis band for the
dead rose aud thrust iuto his breast
pocket, Margery turned cold, striv
en ng, as he did it. How furtively
ce did it; how gutlfc.v he looked, she
aid to herself wir.h a sinking heatt-
No one bnt Dic.'t and she had had
Cherokee roses ; a) id what had Dick
been doing at this d isk ?
That desk ; or wh ieh he had ap
peared so profoui idly ignorant,
hen together the y looked over
poor Mr. Gregory's icrawl.
Meanwhile, Dick svas regarding
ler with a sort of wr. ithfnl pity in
lis troubled eyes. ?as the child
mad that she had dom 3 this thing ?
Had women no sense f right and
justice in their usefulness? Those
two last ciphers of the 100,000 were
sqneezed together, if th ey had been
inserted 3 fterwards. Ts the child
mad in her desire to help him,
Dick Stafford, to more than a paN
try $1,000 left him In th b will ; had
she not scrupled not oul y to defraud
herself, but also Oliver .Oaau, who
had always been considered the old
man's favorite nephew? Had sne
tampered with the will, leaving her
rose there unaware, a siieat witness
He thrust it out of sight ; breath
lessly, not knowing what was possi
ble to do, only Dot to betjay this
child, who could not have known
what she was doing !
As for Margery, heir brain was
reelitig with tbe wild thoagnts pres
sing ou ber.
Was Dick Stafford mad, thai he
had done this thing! Was it be
cause ;had done this thing, that he
would not understand the poor old
man's wiitiug just now! Surely,
surely, he conld not have added
those two cramped wedged in ci
phers, and so enriched himself ! It
seemed clearly impossible ; and yet
Ttiat word took Margery's breath
away ; with the swift memory of
Dick's tirade against poor young
meu wooing rich girls, aud her se
cret, consciousness that if he had
not been poor, and she with expec
tations of the old mau who had
been as a father to her, Dick would
long ago have spoken. And tbe
daitdy, glossy leaved Cherokee rose
she had fastened in his bnttouhole,
lhe night of the ball
Margery turned sharply away, as
he thrust it in his breast With
fire in her eyes, but a deathly pal
lor iu her face, she moved back to
the bed, the will in ber hand, She
conld uot deuy the commaud, the
entreaty, in the old man's eyes.1
She had laid it, folded close, upon
his hand. But he would have it un
folded ; bow could she deny him
that, either f She opened it, and
held it out to him, slowly, reluctant
ly ; yet she would not meet his eyes
as he read it ; nor herself read in
them the story of Dick Stafford's
sin. She turned aside, and busied
herself with arranging the phials on
the staud beside the bed.
The click of the door presently
startled her into glancing over her
shoulder at it. It was Dick leaving
the room. As she turned back, the
restless lingersgwere still moving,
moving as though they vainly strove
to reach the pencil. The restless
eyes met hers again ; uot to be gaiu
said. Dick had gone; no harm need
be dune she told her quailing heart.
She flung herself down ou her
knees at the bedside ; she put tho
pencil once more iuto the helpless
fingers, guiding them- Ah. how
she watched tor the irregular, hard
ly legible words they formed with
so much difficulty 1 Her breath
came fast ; there was a mist before
"Pair youug lools. Will all
right. Olivers's rose.''
Margery laid her hot cheek a
gemst the weary hand, from which
she drew away the paper, aud hur
ried to the bell, palling it vehement'
ly again and again.
As the door was opening :
"Send Mr- Dick here at once, at
once, do you bear ?" she cried to
to the servant she supposed an
swering her gammons,
But this was Dick bimself; who
came hastily forward and took her
in hi3 arms, seeing her changing
Shej broke into a teaiful laugh. '
" 'Pair of young fools " ' she
cried : " 'Pair of yoang fools !" '
aud thrust the penciled paper on
"Pair of young fools !" This May
day a year later, the words were
spoken aga;n ; this time by old Mr
For after all, he recovered suffix
cieutly to explain how he had the
knowledge of Oliver Dean which
caused him to aUer his will by tbe
additiou of two ciphers to convey
the bulk of his fortune to Dick
Stafford ; who, he knew, would be
sure to marry Margery. It was the
shock of that discovery of Oliver's
unwoithiness, which was the cause
of the paralytic seizure a moment
after altering the will ; and the old
man fallen in the doorway between
his two JJrooms speechless had
see:i Oliver enter, go the open desk,
the rose stoleu from Margery, to
provoke Dick's jealous anger, drop
ping into the desk from his lapel as
he lifted the will from its place
Tbeu something had drawn the
youcg man's eyes to the prostrate
figure staring at him ; be had flung
back the wiil, letiiog the spring
lock slam to; and fled.
4:The will might bide its time,"
said Mr. Gregory ; meanwhile, he
would give his blessiDg to 'his pair
of foolJs upon thi3 their wedding
A BKIEF .SKETCH OF 1IO.V
A IStigy, Hright, T7eful and
The most important office from a
political standpoint, in the State is
thai of Collector of Internal Reve
nue There are two districts in the
State each carrying a salary of $ l,
600 per annum and accompanied by
a vast amount of patronage giving
great political power. Only one of
the.se districts has yet had a Demo
crat placed in charge the 5th or
Western and in appointing Hon.
Kope Elias, of Macon county, col
lector of this district tbe PreM.-Ieut
has proven himself true to his
friends and a wise executive.
Mr. Elias has for years been ont'
or the most prominent and popular
Democrats in the State, but since
he has taken ebarge of the 5th Dis
trict, his popularity in Western
North Carolina at least, has increas
ed vastly. The following brief
sketch of his life will doubtless bo
read with interest.
Kope Elias was born at Columbia,
S. C, July Otfi. 1849. When he was
tan years of age his parents moved
to North Carolina. For the next
five years he attended the academic
school at Lenoir, Caldwell county,
Rutherford College and Marion. At
tbe close of the War he went to New
York and attended school. At 18
years of age he returned to North
Carolina aud began the study ot
Law under cheif justice Pearson, of
tue Supreme Court and ar 21 began
the practice of law iu Cherokee
county. The next year be was ap
pointed solicitor ot his district for
one circait and filled the othce with
such distinguished ability that his
success in his chosen profession was
assured. Iu 1872 he was made a
sub-elector for seven ' counties in
the 9lh Congressional Distiict on
tbe Greely ticket and made a mag
He moved from Gherokee couiity
to Macon county iu 1872 and locat
ed permanently at Franklin, wL ere
iu 1870 he was married to one ot
the State's most beautiful and irj.tei
lient women, Miss Timoxeua i iler,
d mghter of the lamented Capt. Jnb
ius Siler, and niece to the liitsCrov
Mr. Elias has been active" in
every campaign and we are saJ 'e in
saying that no mau ot his age has
ever done more effective, or vigor,
ous work thau he. He has been
chairman of the Democratic execu
tive committee of Macon coantj for
20 years and a member for many
years of the Judical, Congressional
aud State executive committees.
In 1887 he was elected :o the
Srate Senate representing tin coun
ties of Jackson, Macon, Swai a, Gra
ham, and Cherokee aud Clay . Dur
iisg the session he served m the
most 'important committees.. He
was chairman of the joint com
mittee of tbe Senate and Ho-jc on
the appointment of justices of the
peace. The Republicans ami lade
pendents had a majority on. joint
ballot of 3, yet tnrougb the i bie
management of Mr. Elias, ihe Di stn
ocrats elected 2.700 magistrates by
a majority of 18 a meat Jbnllj ant
and important triumph) tor Demo
cracy. He was the wckntjwbjd ged
leader of tbe Democratic parly iu
tbe General Assembly, ajjd was. pop1
ular with both parties, beiug at the
close of the session, prf seDted with
a gold-headed cane by both Rouses
Mr. E ias is one ot the fe' origi
nalJCIevelaiid meu, aud was out
spoken in his advoef ey of his no mi .
nation. He was a f leiegate to the
Natioual Democrat: tc couventioa iu
1884, and did goof i work for Mr.
Cleveland. Iu 18 S8 he did not at
tend the Natiou convention be
cause it was a fc regone conclusion
that Mr- Clevelf .du woold be re
Notwithstau ding Mr, Cleveland"
defeat, Mr. El' a was always bt
champion and dt-fender and con
stantly decla ced h)s faith in him.
In 1802 he. vf as elected a delegate
to the natioi ial convention in the
face of tbe f pposit'on of the anti
Cleveland 7 politicians. He at once
waded into tbe midst of the fight
land made a series of brilliant aud
able speeches in Mr. Clevelanda be
half in Pennsylvania, Indiana and
When the clans be;an to gather
at Chicago, Mr. Elias was early on
t le ground ami was made, one of
the Cleveland caucus managers.
On Monday before Mr. Cleveland
was nominated ou Thursda-, he
te'egraphed to friends iu this State,
that Mr. Cleveland would be nomi
nated on the first billot and that
he would be elected president by
the largest popular vote ever given
to a caudidale- After the nomina
tion Mr. Elias was appointed ou
the committee to oilkially uotify
Mr. Cleveland aud Mr. Stevensou
ot their nominatious.
Wheu iu Washington ' and New
Voik shortly alte.v the convention,
Mr. Eiias was interviewed by the
leading papers of the country aud
declared that. notwithstanding
many leading; Democrats of the
State declared, that Mr. Cleveland
could not eany North Carolina, he
would carry it by l;5,000 majority
and lead the, ticket by 3,000 votes,
(and he did led it by 2,003 votes.)
Mr. Flias took4the stump in West
tru North Carolina and made a
campaign which competanr. judges
suas never been equalled in the
history of the State, superior even
to the great campaigns ot Eaneoin
aud Vance. He created great en
In 1890 Mr'. Eiias was '.the peo
ple's tchoice,fLr Congress in the 9th
District, and led the balloting in
the convention. There was a dead
lock and, although be was in lhe
lead, la a speech that added largely
to his established reputation as an
orator and created nuaicuso euthu
eW-iui, he patriotically with diew
from (be race.
Whoii he located iu Cherokee
couiiiy m 1S70 aud begau the prac
tice ot law, Mr. Elias' worldly post
sessions consisted of a dollar. But
he had brain and energy aud soon
made his way to the trout rank aud
iu a few years won the leading and
controlling practice in the 12th Ju
dicial District and has accumulated
a fortuue ot 55100,000.
.Mr. Enas is a warmhearted, geu
ml gentleman, aud wins friends
wherever he goe?. He h as no sop-
e. lGr in the State as a political mau
:iyer, aud as a campaigner he has
bat few equals.
It is not to be wouoered at that
Mr. Cleveland should be his warm
personal friend in view ot bia devo
tion to and his services lor Mr.
Cleveland, and, with his knowledge
oi men, it u not auprising that Mr.
Cleveland should have selected him
fot the important office of collector.
Air. Elias has verv clearlv'. defin.
ed his plans. He intend by judi.
cious appointments to elevate a ser-.
vice which iu the unwise, and otten
incapable, bauds id Republicans
has become odious to the peop'e
and fruitful ot oppression and soan
dfcl. That, under Mr. Elias wise
and conservative aumiuistiaii
the service wiil, as we stated some
tmo ago, be elevated, purified and
dignified, is as-ured. He has shown
excellent judgement and an intimate
knowledge ot his district, the re
qoiiments of the service and the
c 3k racter of tbe applicants, m the
appointments he has already made.
Pa'terning after Mr. Cleveland,
wham he justly regards as the
greatest statesman ot the age, Mr.
Elias has gooe about the vvork oi
changing his subordinates slowly
aud with deliberation.. He has al
so adopted au -'ex-rule," bat the
rule is n ot flexible.
Mr. Elias is peculiarly blessed in
his home life. His residence in the
t wn of Fra'jknu, a beautiful mod
ern structure, is eitaated in a grove
or magnificent oaks upou an emi
rirhce overlooking tbe beautifal
Valley of the Little Tennessee and
Murrounded by the grand mountains
ot the Blue Ridge. Here uis that
cue accomplished aud lovely women
whose companionship has been a
bf nedict'on to his life aud an inspir
ation to bis labors, presides with
gracious dignity aud kindly hos
pitality. Toey have five chddren
our handsome soos and a lovely
daughter and every one of tliem
shows the inheritance from their
oarents of hish order. Few chiU
have been so carefully trained, and
Mr. Elias will do a great work
or the public service and his party
work that will last and bear fruit
for many years.
Something That Pai.
It pays for a mother to taka time
euough to dress as well as she can,
in order to be "pretty" for her chll
The man or woman grown looks
bick and remembers some dainty
g vn, or a rose, perhaps, tucked in
a bit of lace at the neck, or the
si eut of violets about her belong-
in23, which makes the rueaiory ot
tie toother seem almost divine.
What boy does not feel proud of
his mother when the other boys
praise her? Mother is mother tbe
w)r!d over, but tbei.i.Ml fsd.tljrent
for a boy whose mother has pretty
jiaeefni ways, who knows how to
look dainty, and can make his home
attractive for hts friends,
In a certain family where tbe
m other was au invalid the daugh
ters spent a certain amount of time
in doinL: up pretty white wrappers
and capd for her to wear ; and dar
ing the ten years that she was an
iuvalid she never wore anything bat
'It is so becoming to mother,'
they u-ed to say. "She always
looked so pretty in white dresses
wheu be was well that it is a pleas
ure for us to see her wear them
now-7' Jnd until she died the same
loving care for ber appearance was
sh )wu by all her family. Selected.
Cliaical For Fowls.
We have found charcoal a very
ex.iblleut thing ro furnish our poul
try with. It may be given iu a
powdered state, mixed with the
so!t meal feed, and a little pulver
izt d sulphur at the same time may
he added to advantage. But the
ver v best way to supply this is to
buru an ear of corn (upon the cob),
ch-iiiiug it to blackness and tbiow
it before them. They will devour
evry kernel, and so supply them
se'.ves with a grateful and hearty
substance that sweetens the crop,
and serve as an admirable tonic to
At this season of the year the
;ibove recommendation will be found
a valuable hint to poultrymen.
liens about ready to lay will de
vour this prepared charcoal eagerly
e.nd the increased redness of their
combs afterward evince the efficacy
ot this allowance. For a month or
six weeks in the early breeding sea
soa nothing is better than this for
laying hens given them daily,
j i'oaltru World.
liaise Yonr Hog.
The Atlanta Constitution gives
good advice as to raising hogs.
The South must return to its old
wys to raising its heg and homi
ny i a great abundance- The South
eru stc mach must not be cheated,
More of bacou and green if you
plas, and not New England beans,
is what the Southern appetites
erases. The South u will get left"
if it noes not work on these lines,
Cor-i crjbs and hog pens in the
'e.-t for the South will not begin
to do. Raise yoar own hogs. Tbe
Constitution says :
"The Southern farmers "who have
beet; holding their bogs until they
are two years old have been losing
monev on them. In the West hogs
are tdaghtered when they are nine
mouths old, and there is really no
reason why they should be allowed
to consume food and be a dead ex
pense for a year or so looger.
"Long before tbe war aud during
that period the South raised all the
pork that sbe needed aud she can
do it again, and have a surplus for.
We are glad to beleive that there
is improvement iu North Carolina
iu tbe hog raising business. There
are few things on the globe mote
toothsome than tbe best North Car
olina bams cured after tbe gcod old
way. It is enough to satisfy all tho
demands ot a fastidious taste quick
ened by abstinence. The South
simplv cannot.atlord to be depend
ent. Get out of the old bad ruts.
4 Wilmington Messenger.