. " ' ' I . ! . ; - v . ? , . r r -: !;. . - - 1 ,'. ..!:'. 1 V r v,, - ' 0 si . r . i I . - r 1 ' ill--' H " ' - I:"'Y v'Hv-; v - j; '- rr- . ;;- - fi ' : i . .r: : ' . ' 1 L U VU'lV. .V'i-i"-:, (i "I i-T-t: -77l -;(vi: I" lnruj -1 As.tbe t. 4 If 01;. -II. A T-HE aOTTAGE VISfgDR, i. ; ; 1. . .. .j j, ' PcbUSIied evory Friday Editor and PUBLisniTRj Threexniles V. Wi cf HcndersdnTille. N. C. ; t)ae copy 12 irionths, i;. , . . , Si 50 75 - '50 r 6 ' M It - SiEgle coiy;'5 cents- AdTrtiseineots comnwtjhfe'1 With the characterJ affile aHir wilt lift, inserted nt 10 cvitls per line, for the Cr.sti iusenior.. aud S cents fpc ecli subsequent insertion. s" ' ' ; "' j ' ;Foi' Hononiioiner a, c.nnli(3ap for VjflScf ;.$3J Jowork uxecited neaii)-, t prices correspond mi witii tli ximi-6 ! . ,iiivdai:iblj in Advance. Hoy Charlie Was Made Noble. . Laura was my seltOo; fiiend j jbut we had not met since the examination day on which we vowed eternal friendship,, aod; parted, as we thought, with broken hearts, : And I was vjery happy when last month, she, sent for me to visit' her. r - ; ' ,1 found my red cheeked, laug dignified mamma with three c bing friend, a lildren. The youngest, a boy of four, had stolen his mam ' mu'fi smile and color. ' The second was'a tall, slight, ' grateful, spiiited-lookij g, but very geuttu joyj of tpii and- the;qldeft; aj sweet, frail, sulTeiing,! hunch backed girl of twelve ...years.'. ;." . !.- ' ; .'.',:', . .. . . ', .. . r' " Charlie kinti to every one, md very care ful of baby, was - absolutely devoted ; to his ailing sister, He watched all her needs, and ran to anticipate her slightest vish. The thiul e'. ning that I kvas there, I spoke of it to his niotherV " Charlie's-devo tion to Lou i 'perfectly '.heaatiu il ;". and rurin- ingiiny hand tltmulv his cur liable, boy, Gd will b!esi ; you night !'V arid kissed-. h'inr. . lie ran out' of the rooni.l s. I Paidj.'My for it , Good- Before' I was fu'l diessed, the'ncxViiiorninlie tapped at my door with,' " May I come in V made' me ask, "VVJiat:.ia.;the matter, darl ing y? Choking back a sob, he. 'said, 4f You called ' Jl ' tllllllo,' 1 rt7 ' onrl J nimln mrr Tnn..f -me a ache all niiiht My sister cannot live long and never cau'jbe .'well, any more; and Its all me. v:''w ' We were " Yes, ma'am ! Four vears ago playing 'and I pushed her agaittst the kitchen .door, and; tbc sharp .' handle "stuck into1 her buck. She fainted, ' and I 'creamed; 'and mamma t an but and earned hdr, and laid1 her 0:1 fht 50 fa: and uf andraa brouoht some eam- phor. and auntie some water and uiamma gjivt . if vm ,t(I her, and she opened, her eyes 3 and J thought she-was', all well J or would be ,. : . 1 tn a any or, two But in a day -or two, main ma sent fur, .the doctor, and he said her spine mas biokt.i, a lid would never be well any iiwre. I cried before a ! great deal; but then .it did not seoui as if I had cried half enough and it don't oem as if f had begun, ;to crv L'alf enough yet; but it's no ood': And the threat obs er. " Wcic yt u couid hie kept 1 s back ,uoxlong- ?) i es, m;t at n o were, Winr croM but boy, and she. must saiTt r for it Oh! If.-1 I c,mid write it, bear it mvself Mnyb-j, if you would some rude lit something he it . befrre he .tie-boy who isi always 'doing did riot mean to, mtht read " killed his onlvl little uariinrr sister. And he 'sobbed rjirain. 1 " ' : v - , .1 spoke of it to' Lou, as I thought she nik'ht , not like it to bd put in the paper. ; 11 ; : j , You auay write as you please, only don't ..-. let anybody blame .God or CnaTlie.n : 'vVVhatjdo ouniean,dear?j' ' : J Some 'jay,- God ought notl to punish me for Cha lire's 'carelessness. But it is just -right. You see Charlie is Icing punished ..every day and it makes liim Very geutle and .viunsolash, lan 1--you,. said the right word -'uoUii! Yhen he grojvs to be a man, won't , he be just j Bjiendrd ?wfknd her eyes '''shone . with" the rea love in tthem. " And maybe if I had got a! j well soda,' he .Avould have grown up! -selfish - andirharsh, like a great v r.fg"0 I efh:: VaT snysj; God'.haVgot' a'gieat work ior Gharlie to do iu the rworld, f and this isUlio" way :he 13 fitting' him to do it. And everybody ;, has lots of -trouble here, or v they "oriH. forget 'Gbd ; and Inline ' comes V n'ow in fiickuesSjand pain ;'but:it,-is not "very ; hard with S3 many to-"love nine so, ' and M it's :nice to think , I . may,Ctby.V'iV.! pain, lnake Qhvtie perfect ; for he Is just perfect,' you " aee.' Ion t forget, to write that,;. .or 'that lie tftfi'l mean to hurt m." I 1' -"'.1 LordJIItctb,' -45 "But tell thfn"- said .Cbtjrliei jrho came in juntas she said tlie.;Ust sentence, that didn't mcauto' doa't . helfr : her back a Lit! The Drunkard's :pyinbr Child. lBr TlEV: JAMES' TB. DUNX. Mrs. 6 'sat near a scanty pallet, on muicu was exieouea tue fullering little r rcd dy, ier bright?ATj jb lantttif t, rcdaced to a" b?ne. tUh Jargei mysterious .eyes ... t t V. . - T . V - - - W - . . v. . ' w:erf rneJF upwartT, watching the ' flittinnr of eavi; ana uiniaaienis qi:finnbtnc that jccn ed through the ;foilase of the multicaulik. An inlant about a month pld, meagre, wear? ofjts s l existence. lay upon uer Dosom. aui was in vaiu trying to charm" it to re - I : . " ' ' : she ! - J riose j ''!; " ' -() - v i.jfj r-.. --..',.-..,., ,. j ! Mamma,'' raid Fred iy re'aclung" out Ids waxen hand, "take me to your bosom." " Yep, love ! as soon as Maria i 'still' ' ' "iMamma, if God had notsent us that! little cioss bahy, you could love me, and 'purse s "hie as you did. w.hen i was sick ia dincinnati: My jthroat is hot, mamma. !- I! wish I had "a drink! in a tunibler,glass itnmbler,. mammal and I could look through it' ' . i " Dear, you shall , have a tumbler '.cried Mrs. B -7 . hf.r lip ciuiverinor .with eno tion, and a wildj fire in. her; eyes. ! i " ( l - ,, t " C . .." Yes,. mamma, one Cold drink, in a tunil Ierand.yonr poorlittle Freddy "would fly up; up there where that little. bird sits." ' Will pa pa come to-night and ijet f us bread? You saidfhe would. ."Will he get me a tumbler of water ? No, mamma, he will be, drunk. No' body evej gets . drunk in heavjn, mam. Io, noi.-my' son, iji angel, !'.' " : . " JSo one says cross words, mamma Vr .' " Ao. bless your sweet toncue." :- ' ' ;' ' r ). 1 . " And there is nice cold' water there, and silver, cups?.' . .. ' ' -. , r ' . i " Oliyes. my child, a fountain of living ,f....,;.t.,tf j, i:': ;..:.;,.f, ", ; ::d iiorcts daiU'-ther ?1 ' " , : " Neyer; .nevrr and J Ihe tears fell streanis.down the mother's pale cheek. . IB i 1 Ana noDody pets sick and .dies t: r .iNo,;oiy,loxc:,V IT ' ,"'V - ? 4 " If tliey were; to, God vropcL Jethe, angels bring them water, Lkjiow she would, from the big fountain fGh: iaamraaMlon't cry. Dp people cry inlieaven?"- H i 1 44 OhVno; su eet one ; God 1 wipe$';awa)' teaTs,,r-rejdievl (h weeping mother."' v all l' :;Ahd the angels kiss: j them ;bff, ! s'po'so. But tell me,r niamma,: will he come there?' " Who, my son?" I: ' You know, mammaj papa . ' '!' 'j Hush, Fieddyl dear, lie Still ; you worry yourself." i ' I; ';, . 'j Oh my 'throat 1 : Dear'me, if I only had a littje. water ifr a tumbler,! mamma;' just ode little' mouthful." : I I .. - . j You shall have it;" and, as the mother said this the poor child' wassed away into the arnjg.of Him who shall evermore give it of the bright waters of everlasting - life. National Temperance Advoiale:- - ' H -J MY WIFE. (bserve yith .what loyo and ? respect the goocr man j ana .worthy j husband speaks ol that him. i dear creature whom God has fiven 1 - . ' . 1 .'or ffor- ,a companion t through e ,jXote actions and observe Ins better halt, and will see; that her. imae is reflected in his him. ! I care not r how. great . a mau be may be; L care not how austere and ..strong miuded he may be : so- that he loves li'er. Her iiuflnenc.e t is felt every. day, and femin iue dependence exerts a powder . within him which otherwise t might n ;hav slumbered unknown and forgotten, .In" the "lanVoarre of Bulv.r? "heri mage , glossed, in his soul, iuicb mm yik ii luube. .laspirin. ions uv wijicnf man ,ma.siers men, v. heroes all attribute their success potent influence of either a J 1 ' ' i- - ! ":" -' -love. I i .- . , ! 4 Man mus.t have,, somcthiug to love, somc thing to stimulate, :liim and raise him - from the: state of thraldom in which the cares and anxieties of an every day life usually plunge hiiiK I..' -T' j' '" ? L' '." ' ' C Yhat friend can take a wife's lUce; who but,; she can administer 'consolatioq ; ttiuch is ever free , from -1 he, suspi cion s t lie h o pe of; j inteedness,, otheci than ' that of a lrqiy -desire: and deep anxiety to" make you happy ? Let all -.the -world forsake arid abandon, JAulet triais'tjirae . upon you and calamities 1 befall jouyetin'heru presence and loving . affeptiou , you! may a ways, find a babi'er ftf Jore,'trSth and devotionT -f ; : .Men'. haTe.;,aa yearning', of .. disinterested lov?., iVnce , oniuce .man , that -Ji.e.s be loed. fox himself .alone. .vwJtn, fjnrjc Pf '-ft7 of ..:'-'.-... ' - - - , ... '. unto xuc, tLatjni I cf cob. J.'.jn vr V HENDERSON VTIJJN. G, SEPTEMBER 3, 1869. the many alvar.UScV?f;i tvlach lie may lc r tiic many aivpni4"C f)V. vmcn HC mar 1 pnsscssear - lct him ce I say, that .he U iyvei ioriifmeir, und 'Tda make -Ir.tn yo y . wr. "v .r ...... i slave for life. SucTTa man LltsCil with a uoble woman for his wife, rcpible of perform ing things that would discourage him had he not blI?Jitoie :oQfthiiu .-..thpse little words of consolatioii vhich lighten the burdens A Wonderful, indinrr. " : ytafs capital, and now is rich enough to " retire a goal so longso stckdily; R6iudntttuus!y aim ed at, ves, and gained -is he happy ? "Ah,1' sighs the rich man, "I never was so happy "ds when I ruceiVicd my fitt earnings." rlsthcdady hippy in; her beautiful jiarlor, surrounded by every thing that! dieart can wish ? No, no. You are surprised to find her miserable with' imgralified Tde'sites. And so on.ahd fo dri. Tlierd is plenty ql expitemant animation, bustle, hop, fruition, inoncy, poi tion,' fame, but how little genuine liAppincs underlying it all. It is curious ; it is mystcr ioh'Y:is iiieiressiblyish'du "1 ;1 V'V'! ; But the other day I found a haripy man.cr rather' we read -of one: v. The : story4 is 1 worth recounting. A few years ago,' an old, white haired, broken-down minister went ! Vctt to find somebody' to'preacfi to ? n'eIcctcA f ifare say, by the well-to do parishes of - the -East, which have a itfange'Utctiing afier young men. IIcknockcdat the door of a home mis sionary: sobfety; ahd:asked for a place. The brethren-in consultation shook their heads, and were afraid hevaS"iFol,the nian" for any place;outr there.. .They dkl, devcr,. think of somewhercj'aud the good man aocepted the appoiutincut ; though to find it he travel ed by railway as, Tar as. railways went by stages as far as stagcswcnt, by horses ns far as horses ,VUt'imd;it )at pitehed his tent among the outmosL.cleariogs of civilization the t4d maijajHdi work.fortheruiatcrprcaghiiig pardon and peaco in.htupble cabins 't ,riding j sixty atul seventy miles to commemorate the love of his dying Lord ; attqipljiig funerals far and ncar , rocyit3. wtjio, Jh: ept, and .rejoicing ; with those who rrjoiccdf kueeitig.at the bed- sid of fhe dyingjnjrpyiutiug tLem.to better hopes .boyorul the-gTvo--ycar after ycat the old man toiled on. At hst, the wife of his youth and the faith- fiil'iiharbr 'Olvhis burden-went home,' and he was left alone. No brother minister ,ws near to helihitii bury, hlif , dead.; Ho offered the last prayer oyer hendear remains; and consign: dc them to the grave. A few mon ths ago a"little church was gatlicrriMtljtf-fCitS Uis faUldl:toiU; and he was installed its pastor. Sitting at evening with some of hi; frietubjiu tlw miuistr-, and recalling, ilwsysiiu which;God had led him through his missionary life, he Faid,'with the tears couisitig down Lis cheeks, t fl am so hap py ! I don't know why, but I aui afraid I am toohaniA- P. 7 i ' !' ffV u , Too happy ! think -of' hat. Too happy 1 Does not that give us a gliuiptV.of l uhat thc hundred-fold more rn this life" mean ? The phall wo find her ? lias the marttrhri ha soul's atisVactibrr the 'soul's joy in that which!'1"' Sunday-School Tm $"' -Z . alone can satisfy it'fblessed.forctasto ofi the believer's life in the great hereafter ! Q . ;i ;i i K. f . T V7er-Gardoh. The flower-garden should not Lc for-'otte en even h-it;i, yiug- time,,, eje are odd hpurs when, jhe .ovncr can pull t out the weeds or if that cannot be ione'sct the hired man or boys at the work. If such help is not available, Jett(ic,youug ladie? of the household value of llowers and flower-gardens,' e'tpeeial- ly where there are children. It seldom hap pens that those whocultivatc Cowers turn out to be bad men or - women. Flowers have a softening, humanizing influence on our na tures. Flowers have been given to ns to en joy, and let us;rtiake the highest and best use of the blessing. ' Tlieijartlettlo gira! tafi"sfac(i6n, 'must be kept in good condition no weeds bhould be allowed within its limits. Stir the soil occas- ioncnfTf llTpJfl: Stake up ihe gladioluK dahlias, and uhatcver will he liLeiy'toVe injured by the Vind.i UIf transp lanting u to Imj doatVH1111 the work to wards nightand Letter just before a raiu. If tlie garden.hanpt bcca, properly., icsscil and the. plants small and lack vuror. .iust luM a httle superphosphate, around thcraand it vi will give, them -a -good start.. Takcalit- : HIT I'lTfO J L'.'1VJ 1 -4,To tte poor tbc Gospel is 1 tfB A C rtlt 6 ID Uin" a roo. CoVfr.cir. on sn.1 the Mcssin-of all, even the travelar xrho mar happen to pa.s that way, will rest upon yon. The Devil's hold. A rinzuUrfatalitv attends ihuce tvhoemonev U dishonestly obtained, in that it appears to be utterly unproductive, to them. JThey can't purchase with.it genuine reeration amlcom foit ;nor, if they attempt to trade, with it, do- tl.cir speculations ever succeed. When" after de , j . . 1. . . tyctiou. , defaulter tr:s to render an account to himself of tbe'cxpcnJituro of the 'money, j . . . . , , j aiu disappearance are like those, stories we read of jn German legends, of people receiving frpm the devil p lump of gold overnight, which they generally found turned into a log of wood or a few dried leaver by the next dav. Xox is. this tho case of petty defaulters alocc. It is just so with, large ones. Pullingcr, a great Knglish dcfalter, is faid to bayo been, utterly incapable of accounting to himself for the loss of more than two-thirds of the fjnr hund red thousand pounds of which he had fraud lently taken possession. . ThoHeavenly Con3olor How vain arc all the consolations of this world when we conic " to stand by the death bed of one we love. ; Theodosia, the beautiful daughter of Aarou Uurr, thus writes to her father on the death of her com; ; ,: ; " There is no more joy for mc. The world is, i blank. My child is gone forever. Whichever way I turn the same anguish as sails nic. You talk of consolation. I think Omnipotence could give no equivalent for my boyuo none, none' ' ,. Such is bereavement without the Divine Comforter.. ; Such the consolation which uordly widom gives to it devotees. 'u Christian wociau was once brought before, the bloody , : Bonner, cn trial for her religion. When the bUhop thicatcned to take nwav her husband '.Christ isjny husband," she answered. 'I will take awy thy child," he said. . . .'Christ U Letter, to uie than ten sons,"was her reply; , - . . . 'I will strip thec of all thy outward -com forts'.. .... !'Ycs, but Christ is mine," she answered, trimphautly; 'you can not strip xuc of him." ' , '-.'- That precious assurance bore up her head, aud gave her peace to her soul under all her trial. Said the mother of , Leiyh Richmond, as her beautiful babe lay dying before her ihe.rcf.hk6f an accident caused by, the nurse's carelessness : t If I.eease raying for five miuutcs, I am ready 'to sink tinder this unlooked-for dis tress; but when I pray, God comforts and upholds me. His will, not mine, be done." "God, in taking away ray Mn,"said another,4 revealed to hie his own Son, a thousand times more precious." May we all prove in onr times of bereave ment what it is to have Christ for our Comfort- Lottie and rthb Voice. ' " You remember the f.tory of little Samuel. One night, after he had gone to bed, he heard a Voice, saying, "Sainuel, Samuel 1" He thought it was Eij, calling him. So he got n . ...1 . .. . . t.' i: 1 1.-1 " . u Mini wiiii iu ami asKcti mm wnai lie wanted. Kli said he iid not call him, and told him to go and lie down again. Samuel heard the'Voice a second time, and a third time. Then Kli thought it was God speak ing to Samuel j and be told Lim, when he heard the Voice again, to say, " Speak, Lord; for thv servant heareth." God does uot jpeak to children- these days, as he spoke to Samuel.-'- We cannot hear His voice ith onr cars.!- He does not say, Phil ip, Philip!" "Mary, Mary 1" But God does not pass by without speaking. Ntf; I am urc He docs uot ' do that. God speaks to us ; for He loves us. He whispers to us Ly His Spirit, in a still small voice. There was a little girl named Charlotte. l hey. called her Lottie1 Lottie ' once Lc came very angry with her grandmother She spike unkindly, and threw'a towel to her, instead ol Lringing it willingly and patently as a little grandchild Loull. " Lottie, Ixiltic T'said a still, gmtll voice within.tcr. Lottie heard it Sheheard it above the angry voices which were in her bos om, and she knew whose it. was.. She .knew it was Gods. She saw that her feeling and conduct must grieve her heavenly Father. She felt so unhappy, .that. she ran out of the room , and np itaira... , , . . . 7-11 a,' mpo5iiuic loss, 50 swmiy nas it passed throngh hi hands. It is gonej and that is all he knows about it. Iu pusscsiion preacbed." NO. -41. ' Ix.ttir, Lottie V the roice fccmel to Ray within her. The little girl threif herself on jthc bed ami Lcgcn to cry. She aklt u Ql know I have behaved xery nautily to dear grandmother. I was quick and unkind.' t am sorry, vcry"orry. I' will run. down this minute, and ask her to forgive me : and Lottie did to'. 'Will you f orgit'c' my kn ' ghty behavior to yen, 'dear grandtra ?' be afked. - : ' " ..-. "Yes, my child," was the reply; "fori there is noth'mg so acceptable to God as the pcullrnt teas ' - ..f So 'Lottie wfVricn .for her faalt and htrovc with swecet afterwards to rcstraia the quickness of teui-cr which was unhapr pily natmal to her. I Lovq to Tell tho 5 tor jr. i Few of our rcadcars but must b ' famil iaI.5.ith "Tbe Old, Old Story,' the tinl plo -strain of which have touched and'glad dened many a heart. Ye need not quote any verses - of a poem which has - been cir culated by hundreds of thousands. The an- thcr has sent the following lines, which she says may Lc regarded as ilz postscript lo The Old Stury "but it is . complete , in it self: '. I love to tell the story Or unseen' tiiinsiborV; ' Of Jesus and M glory, 01 JesiUMid 11 ii love.- I Iotc to. tell the itorj,. . - - Because I know it'i true; It Jitts9es ay longing As nothing else woaM do. I lovcto tell the story; t More wonJerfuUUccmi " . v Than ll the golden fancies Of all bur golden dreams.. ' I love to tell the story ; . It. did no much fur me ; And that Ujoit tbc reason 1 tell it now to Uicc.' , , '. ..-. . Z ' . 1 lore to tell the story , ' . - 'Tis plcaant to repeat ' . ' w What seems, each lime I tell It, . -More wuuiierfiilly sweet, ... , , I lore to tell the story ; For SAnie hT ncfer heard The tuessge of sltAtioa -From Gud's own Holy Word. I lure to Wll th story ; For Cmse who kaow It best S-Ciu Uungcrin and thirsting ' Ta hear It, like the rest . . Anl vhfn. in rer.e3 of c!nnc They make a minister "very uncomfort able by finding fault because his wife does not vuit the congregation, while .she, poor souTii busy i nursing her sick children, or plying her weary fingers to eke out there scanty wardrobe, by all sorts of cunning devices, hich she ouly knows how to invent. Instead of grumbling when she is not about, for they dare not do it in her presence, let tlicsc folk par her a visit and see hat the domiuc needs to make him comfortable, and,, if they take her into thcir.condcnce, he will tell them, for she knows all about that mat ter; but for the sake of all that is gentle and lovely and of good report, let them hot worry, the poor pastor by complaining aboci. his wife.. . Watch and pray. The eyes of the world are upon Christians to detect their frailtcs, ioccDsiilcncies and. delinquencies, and thence drive an argument against the holy religion they profess, Hence it behooves them to be contioally aware of. this, and b circumspect, watchful and prayer ful, that religion be not dishonored, their good influence diminished, and opportunity, be given to the Lord's enemies to blaspheme. Simple Faiths When a child who had lost her mother was onced asked, "What do you do without mother to tell your IrouLlcs to T1 she sweclfy answered, 'I go to the Lord Jesus. He was my mother friend, he is mine." ; And. m reply to another question, whether the thought Jesus Christ would attend to her, "Alll. know,1 she at once replied, "He lays he 'xciill end tKaC$ chovh for n? V .

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