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LINCOLNTON, N. C, FRIDAY, DEC. 8, 1893.
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Uth 27, 1891 iv
ATTORNEY AT LAW,"
LINCOLNTON, N. C.
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BROTH? 1 8 IRON BITTERS
Curoa Dyspepsia'. In
igeatvipn & Debility.
New York Ledger.
BY AMY RANDOLPH
It waa a atcrrmy twilight in Feb
roary, the air full of the dreary at
moapbere of a uewly fallen euotv,
the huge plne-treeti o! the nortbero
woods writhiug ttecaaelves ft bo at
like giants in extremis, and the Ma
ryville stage haa juat come in with
Ladies, both ot them ; one, appar
ently thirty years old, the other,
aoareely se?enteen ; and ad they sat
there warming .themgelFea by the
ho'el fire, tbe landlord toaebed bis
wiie'rt Hhoaldf, miu biupi ied to
her: "Puriiueit !'
For tliere was something in the
cut of tbt-ir curious iur-lined dra
I aden, tbe ubape ot tbeir newt oiape
bats, tbe very way in which tbej
uncouhoiouslv carried tbeianelvts
which wa as foreign as the iur
sitllaUe itneif, ntthough. there wat
no accent in their voiced at they
questioned shelter any conveyance
trom Bitrnet flili had been sent to
meet them. Aud the landlord was
right ; for O. ceviete and Geoevra
Ballace were the dangbteia ot Am
ericau pareutage, bora iu snnny
France. Orphaned and alone, tbey
were ooid iu t to America to claim
the piotectiou of a relative ot tbeir
mothers, "Ooustn Fred,'' as they
bad been taught to call him.
"Do you suppose be wil be good
to us V Qenevra, the dimpled seyo
euteeu-yiar-old, ttbked a she sat
with her cheek against Genevieve's
"I hope so, darling,'1 said the el
der sister. "No one but a- brute
could be onkiud to you."
For little golden-haired, rose
lipped Genevra was one ot those hu
man sunbeams who take every heart
by storm, and in her deep mourn
iug, tsbe looked even sweeter aod
mo'e attractive than her ordinary
wont. And dazk-eyed Genevieve,
thirteen jeara older than her sistei
had long ago unselfishly pot aside
her own peasonality and identified
herself entirely with tbe household
pet and beauty.
"I wonder if be is a cross old
crab," pondered. Genevra, as sbe
drank the tea brought to her by tbe
: landlady, and basked in the wel
! come warmth of the blazing togs,
"or a whimsical 'bid bachelor, full ot
j caprices. Ob. Genevieve 1 Dou
I you dread to meet him ?''
"Little one," said she, "don't
fret. Whatever happens, we shall
be together, and "
But, jast then, tbe landlord came
"Tbe double sleigh fiom Brnet
Hid, ladies,'' he said, rubbing bis
baud-. "Ai.d Mr. Birnet himself
Cloce i u the lauQlord's words
c me Mr. Baroet, of Barnet Hill, a
til', baudsiome man of abont thirty,
with brigbt. brown bair clostenug
over a noble forehead, keen, black
ees and features clear and perfect
a those of tbe Applla Belvidere.
Are theee my cousins T" he sairt,
pleasantly. "You are welcome to
Barset, Genevieve aod Genevra."
Instinctively, little Genevra pot
her band to her disheveled cnrls.
Had sbe expected to see any one
but a wrinkled, old sezagenatioo,
sbe would have taken more pains
with her, toilet. But Genevieve rose
and smiliogly put her hand into the
extended palm of her cousin. ,
It was a long, snowy drive to
Barnet Hill, Genevra declared, joy
ously, that it was worth it all, when
they were ushered into the great,
old-tasbiooed drawing toom with
its b'&xing cannel-coal fires, its yel
low-satio curtail and tbe moss
soft carpet on wb.ch tbe foot-fall
made no sound-
"lo joa koow," said Cousin Fit-d.
Ixugbtut1, "thit I wa expecting to
se two schoolgirls in short frocks
aud thick boots t' ;
"And do; you know,"., retorted
Genevra, "that our minds were fully
prepared to behold a rbeamatic old
gentleman with a crutch Y"
And in fifteen minutes tbey were
on the footing of old friends.
But tbey had scarcely lived six
months at Barnet Hill before the
inevitable "little eload like a maui
baud" arose on tbeir atmosphere.
"Genevieve' said Mr. Barnet
rather gravely, one day, "I wiuh you
would warn my dear little Gypsy
against that Ctptain Allaire. ' He'
a pleasant, amusing fellow, I know;
but he's scarcely tbe person I should
select tor any. girl's husband."
"Yes. Cousin Fred, I wi 1 spak to
her," said GanevjHve, Highing ottiy,
as sbe woudered what Hpell Genevra
possessed to wiu all heartM to ber
HeIf,fiom the stately Cousin Fred to
(he handsome, Uaabing youug oapr
tain of. artillery , "But have you
reasoned with her on the subject !"
"Half a dozen times," said Barnet
''But al e only laugh at m .''
Genevieve wa silent. She won
dered if popular tumor was correct,
aud Frederic Barnet really did love
little Genevra so hopelessly, so dear
ly. Genevra came home late that evj
enlug iu tbe roay sunset, with scar
let wild-flowtrs in her bair.
"I have been to tbe village,'' sbe
said, "with Captain Allaire."
"Ob, Geuevrat'' pleaded tbe elder
sister. "When Fred thinks"
"I don't care what Fred thinks,"
mteri opted tbe beauty, with a toes
of her head. "Listen, Genevieve, I
have a secret to tell you : I was
manied to Captaiu Allaire this at
'.ernoon." " 'Married V " echoed Genevieve,
'Ob, Genevra !"
"Look at my wedding-riug,'' said
tbe wild little gypayr holding up
her pretty, taper finger. Yes,
married really and aotuatly mar
ried ! I am Mrs. Allaire now' with
an amosing assumption of matronly
"But CouainFed- "
"Cousin Fred may help himself if
be can," said; Genevra audaciously.
"Perhaps yon don't know, Jenny,
that Cousin Fred himself means to
be married very soon.
Genevieve turned pale.
"Genevra !" she ' cried. "Yon
can't mean that !''
'Poor little Genevieve !" consol
ed Genevra. ''But you will lose
your hom6. . You must come and
live with me and Charley."
"I could not do that," said Gen
evieve, giddy and confused with the
unexpected succession of startling
ews, "I I. must look out for a
.situation in some school or as com
panion or nursery governess 1 But
ob, Genevra,, are you quite sure
about Fred 1"
"I heard the old housekeeper talk
ing to the coachman, when I was
waiting, down behind the shrub
bery, for Captain Allaire to come,"
said Genevra, with a nod of her
pretty bead. "Sbe said he had told
her himselt and had instructed her
what rooms to prepare and what al
terations to make in the household
atraugemeuts, for bis coming mar
"I wonder who it cau be," said
"Miss Hilyard, ot course,'' aad
Genevra, '(ot else that beautiful
Mrs St Dean. But tbe least thing
be could have done was to have
oonfided in us, I think, aud that's
one reason I decided to elope. And
Charley is coming np this evening,
aud, ob, dear Jenny,'' with a burst
of spaiklicg tears, "the world is so
tul of happiness to me !''
And Genevieve could but caress
tbe beautiful, wdtul young creature
who had taken lile's helm so reck
lessly into her own bands, and hope,
in a choking voice, that sbe might
be very, very happy.
Cousin Fred listened very philos
ophically to Geoeura's confession,
balf an boar later.
"Married, are yoaf' said he.
.Well, if yoo had asked my advice,
I sbo-jld bave given a contrary ver
diet. Bat, as you didn't ooneolt me,
why, I shall bave to be like the
'jeavv fathers' on the stage and
give you my blessing, Allaire is a
clever fellow enough, although he
has been very gay, and I hope you
will steady; bim down, at last
So, the newly married pair went
away, as thoughtlessly happy as two
school-children out tor a picnic, and
Genevieve waa left alone with Fred
to wonder bow she could best break
to htm the resolution at which she
had arrived. For ebe knew that
he could uever regain at the Hill
wheu beautiful Mrs. 8L Dean or
Alicia Hilyard should either of
them be tbe mistress there,
"It would kill me," she tbsaght,
clamping her hands. "Yes, it woald
Mr. Barnet b d turned kindly to
her, and led her to a seat beside the
"You are pale, Genevieve, be
Maid. "Your bauds ate as cold as
ice. Suiely, you do not take this
mad freak of little Gypsy's so bit
terly to heart f .. Never fear for her ;
ahe'tf a butteifiy who will sip hooey
from all life's garden ground. Her
nature is light and frothy ; lar dif
frn, Genevieve, from yours, bit
down, little oueiu ; 1 bave much to
say to you "
'Now,' thought poor Genevieve
with her color blushing from cr
let to white ''dow it is coming
I shall he politely dismissed from
tbe only home I have!''
And a sensation of mdesoribab'e
loneliness passed through ber heart
as sbe pictured Genevra radiant'y
happy with ber'captain of artillery,
Cousin Fred secure inj the love of
some stately and beautiful wosaao,
herself only left out iu tbe cold of
life's dreariest vale, an unloved and
solitary old mid. But she spoke
nothing of all these sickening fears ;
only looked at him, with wistful
dark eyes, in silence.
"Geuevieve,' said he, "do you
think it would be a wild and foolish
dream for me to think of marriage !''
"You f Ob, no," sbe answered,
trying to smile.
"But I am three and thirty."
"You are only in the prime aod
fullness ot life." she responded
"for a man With women," sigh
ing softly, "everything is so differ
ent. Bur, Cousin Fred, if yoa real
ly intend marrying1'
I really do? he said smiling grave
ly. "Then I snail be no longer in your
way," sbe soid valiantly. "I will
leave Barnet Hill at once "
"Bat that's just what I don't
wnot you to do,- Genevieve," with
ber band still closely held in his.
"Dear, solemn little woman, is it
possible that you don't comprehend
what I mean?''
"You think," with a startled look,
"that I can be useful abont tbe
"Must I say In so many words,
Genevieve t" he afked. "Shall 1 go
down on my knees, like the heroes
of romance, aod say: 'Sweetheart,
will you be my wile V ''
Genevieve started to ber feet in a
"Do you tf ally mean me cried
"I really mean you," be said, res
solutoly, holding her fast, when she
would have flown trom him. "Little
g'rl, tben you Dever have suspected
bow dearly I love yoo !''
And Genevieve, clasping both
hands over her eyes, coold scarcely
persuade herself that all this was
not a dream, a beautiful, blissful yet
baseless dream. Mrs. St. Dean was
no longer a rival ! Sbe had noth
ing to fear from Alicia Hilyard I
Cousin Fred loved her, and ber
alone 1 Cousin Fred bad always
loved her 1
So they were married; and when
Genevra knew it she cried out,
"Well, there is hope for the old
eff of old maids, now that our Jen
ny is married !''
For this seventeen-year-old
beauty could hardly realize that
ttue love exists for any one over
twenty years old I
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Tbe OotattMC Wertjui.
BY N. B. STOWBLL.
A good deal of comment baa of
late been iudafged m about the va
rious oooapations of womea and
their fads, follies ' and amusemeat
Somebody in sure to be shocked
whatever a Woman may do. IX she
remains quietly at home, avoids
geueial society aiid busies berseJf
with her own affair, sbe is myste
rious, and somebody1 eyebrowa are
raised whenever she is spoken 'of.
If she goes out fieqaently, uo mat
ter what her errand may b , she is
a gadabout. If she sits quietly in
b-r place at a reception or party,
Hbe m b npid. It t-be is lively au!
vivacious, tsbe is a flirt or in trying
to atti'itot attention, even ii nothing
worse ia said about her. If sbe i
fond of horses, a certain portion of
tbe community is bornfi'd. If sbe
goes to races, it in simply shocking,
no matter if the taste may bave
beeu inherited trom tbe father, or
that f be may have beeu takeu about
iu his arms to see the best races aud
finest blooded nags of his day.
It would be somewhat interest
ing to the inquiring and unpreju
diced mind to be informed jast
what a woman should do. ' We
hear no end of talk about what sbe
should not be and do ; but tbe ideal
woman dots not seem to be des
scribed in any of tbe current litera
ture. There is a great deal of vague
talk about the domestic woman and
the borne womao, tbe woman wboe
entire existence is comprehended
in tbe meet-youi"huabandwitba
smile platitude, that is so old that
it deserves to be superannuated;
but sbe who narrows ber life down
to a perpetual smile, while sbe is all
right enough in theory, for some
reason or other, in practice sbe
poesn't pan out at all.
A great deal is expected of tbe
nfoeteentb-century woman, and a
great deal more will be expected of
her in the next decade. It would
be worth while for these croakers
and would'be philosophers and
critics and fault- tinders and tbe
whole tribe of malcontents generally
to torn tbeir attention to the ques
tion : Where will sbe fibd a man
worthy to be ber consort T If. aa
all of these platitudes inform us, tbe
ch et end and aim of woman is to
adorn a home, it is a matter of pri
mary interest who is going to pro-
vide tbe home, and, of course, as
tbe first count in this Indictment,
what sort of a provider it is that is
to be the mainspring of all of this
sweetness and light.
Some of these days, when we
have grown a great deal wiser and
mote comprehensive and clearer
sighted than we are now, e will
find out that there is no sex in oc- J
cupation ; that if a woman can run a
farm, manage a miud, successfully
coodact tbe affairs of a counting
room or plan a house, that is just
the proper thing for her to do.
The old cry that tbe children will
be neglected usually comes from
dyspeptic croakers or from men who
are willing to sit idly about tbe do-,
mestic hearth-stone while tbeir
wives earn money tbat provided
tbem with the necesitiea and many
times with luxuries of life.1- It la
said tbat there are in. tbe State of
New Yojk alone over twenty thou,
sand women who sapport tbeir hosv
Many a young woman has choaen
a career and an independence of her
own, because of wbat sh6 has learn,
ed ot tbe habits of ber.-. -fatter and
brothers as well a-) other men of her
acquaintance. Not long since, one
of tbe idosI intelligent young wom
en of the age rematkrd to her
Itiend : "I soppose it is-very un
kind aud unfilial for- me te say it.
but it all of tbe women when tbey
marry have to put up with what
mamma and my married sisur do,
ihe bee-t thing for me is to be able
to take care ot myself and stay sine
, And many other young women
looking about tbe world are fully
justified in taking the same ground;
therefore It is that women evrry-
where are making themselves iude -
pendeut and are learning to meet
emergeoeiee it they arise. Tbe bril
liant and petted graduate is becom
ing wiser than her generation; for
sbe knows that ana is no more like
ly to find a pathway of roses than
her associates j and when sbe ses
nan a doxen of her two-year-ago
ol&as'mate Jiving in silent it not
ontspokeu wretchedness,, she thinks
that it bebooves ner to do some
thing to so tortity herself tbat when
tbe time ot trouble comes sbe will
have the means of support and the.
ability to keep herself aod her chil
dren from want if ueoessary.
Tbe New Tnrlfl Bill.
1 be Ways and Means Tariff bill,
which will probably be known an
tbe Wilson bill, i a alit.faciory re
ripona to the demands ot lbtcoun
try for a reduction ot tbe heavy tax
imposed by tbe McKtuley act. It
follows with remaikable strictness
tha traditions of tbe tartv, aud
when passed will be a full redemp
tion ot the pledges msdo iu the
Chicago platform, and so distinctly
accepted by tbe people of the Unit
ed States last November.
Iu its economic principle it is
strictly logical and accordjug to tbe
tat ilT-for-re venue idea. It begins
with tree raw material and lops off
almost every specific doty without
any favoriteism whatever. Tne ad
valorem duty is preferred to tbe
specific doty and marbed redactions
are made iu tbe entire general list.
Tbese will be, uuder tbe proposed
law, at about two-thirds of tbe pre
ami, tariff. Throughout tbe whole
bill is so framed as to repudiate,
entirely, the idea oi protection. Of
course this is unpopular with large
manufacturers and trusts tbat bave
been filling their coffers by means
of tbe tax thus levied. Already
tbey are beginning to kick and are
trying to get an extension of their
lease of legalized robbery. Tbi s
however, will not deter tbe Demo
cratic party in the performance of
its duty and tbe redemption of its
l ledges, jast as the threats of bt
constituency have not deterred Mr.
Wilson trom putting coal and iron
ore on the free list.
Sugar is also to be kept on tbe
free list, while tbe bounty Is to be
withdrawn gradually aud tbe duty
on refined sugar is to be reduced.
It was fouud to be directly hostile
to Arrerican institutions to take tbe
bounty away at once, consequently
toe plan of gradual withdrawal was
adopted. Tbe reduction of tbe rate
cu refined sugar is a blow at tbe
sagar trust, aud its stock went down
kiting as soon as the bll was mde
public. Tbe same la ttue of tbe
stock of tbe cordage, coal, iron and
other trusts which have been built
up and fostered ou tbe tariff and
I other Kindred Republican legisla
j ilon. Indeed this U a feature of
the measure tbat will go tar towa d
recommending it, tbat it aims a blow
at tbese most avaricious organiza
tions which have cursed our country
and oppresed our people in this de
cade. Tbe bill, on the whole, is an ex
Calient oae. and shows that it has
been prepared with a great deal ot
care acd conscientiousness. The
committee has had it under consid
eration for tbe past two months and
d.estT.e high cred t tor their very
ipdustrious and intelligent woik.
We hope that within tbe nrxt to
months it will become a law. And
who ic passes and oor pt-ople are
relieved from the burdensome tariff
taxes tbey ate now paying, we con
fidently expect a new aod brighter
era to dawn for American com
merce, agriculture aod manufactur
ers, North Carolinian;
To Make Home . Oat of a
Cultivate conversation. It stands
among tbe tiebest of home talents,
and it ojc of the requisites of social
populatity To dectnd to vulgar
expressions, the mau who cannot
talk is "out of it," while the fellow
who bas something lo sty. no mat
ter wbat its intellectual value, is
decidedly "in 't.' Not that super
ficial chatter about airy nothings is
to be encouraged. Quite the con
lary, but the tact ii quoted merely
to impress upon the mind that the
ta an who baa something to say tr
ibe, man bo controls attention
and possesses Influence.
Do not feel that because your
iieaa are ordinary and your lan
uag ptaia aud oogracefu! that is
t) your best coanre to keep eilenoe.
sua or woman can become a
good conversationist without first
passing through a coarse of training:
Tbat training is found ia Improv
ing the small opportunities, tn rush
ing boldly into tbe areua o- opinion
and diaousaion, - OTetv 'notgtJ' you
kuow yoa will be disarmed and t be
defeat ia iinevi table. Hold U.tt to
your courage. If your opiniona are
honest and your arguments gen
uine you will be listened to with re
spectful interest, A few setbacks
must uot disbearteu- yoo; they
abould stimulate yoa to renewed ef
fort. A strong Opponent, eted
fistly me', will harden your men
tal muscle aud give you eoufideuoe.
Kep up tb 1:-J ,nl y ou will aooo
flod vouraejf h leader iu thought
The place to begin theootttvatioo
of one's talking powers is at home-
Do not ait at the table like a spectre
iu nelf aatisfied gloom, or In grim
sileuc4 bug yourself iu the cosiet
oorner of tbe library fire. Shaka
off your selfish reserve and let your
couversatioo enricn the lives of
those who are unfortunate enough
to bave to live with you. Has there
not been some event of,the day tbat
would interest your family, or some
idea that the other would enjoy ?
If not tor heaven's sake sav some
thing commonplace, if that is the
best you can do. After that better
deas will come to you, or you will
find that some one else has a
thought worth listening to.
When tbeball is once stared it
will roll of iteeif. You wilbc sur
prised to find out bow much is
s owed away in the heads of your
cn aud daughter, or, if you are tn
older brother, you will be forced to
confess that,, as far as brains me
cO'icerned,"the little fellows no long
er merit your lofty disdain. When
tb bonds of family aympatby and
equality are once established, when
each learns to be at once a gene
rous talker and an unselfish listen
er, tben will the family be tbe foun
tain of greatest pleasure and deep
ei. interest, while at tbe same time
it furnishes tbat training which
qualifies the man to strike out into
a broader wold and to push bis way
to tbe fulfilment of his life's ambi
tions. Boston Budget-
flow Patrick Henry
During tbe year of seeming idle
ness, young Henry conceive the
idt a of becoming a lawyer,
ging in tbe soil would uot
a livelihood ; drawing mo!
measuring tape bad produ ' : j
tame barren result. But word a
uevei failed bim . He could move
or melt any audience before whom
he might ttand. Therefore, be de
termined to earn his living by bis
Tne wonaerfol mental capacity,
or :his broken-down farmer acd
merchant may be understood when
we learn tbat after a very few weeks
of reading aud stupv, be presented
hizuselt at Williamsburg before tbe
examiners, aod was 'admitted to the
bat 1 - Not, however, without much
urging and entreaty, for tbe examl
nera soon discovered ' tbe paucity of
his knowledge of the statute. In
spite of bis Ignorance of the forms
and technicalities, young Hecry
pleaded his own case so well that he
received his license, not at all be
cause of his legal ' proficiency, but
solely because of his ingenuity and
tbe promise be gave of future use
rulness. One b" -miner?, Mr.
John Rn?!- - .;; .rca chock
ed by th- u'i .' -t11 vr QQa of tlje
man that .v. r " : :T t;fused to ex
amioe him. 3zz Lt. shortly discov
ered tbat the candidate' wa a dia
mond in tbr roogb, aod after sub.
jectlDg him to a most severe series
of subtle aod intricate queries, he
was forced to remark, "Mr. Heory
it your industry be only halt yonr
genius, I augur that you will do
well and become an ornament and
an honor to your profession." Pro
phetic words 1 Blue tt Gray,