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A Family Companion, Devoted to Literature, Miscellany, News, Agriculture, Markets, &c.
Vol. XIII. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 24, 1877. No. 4.
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. Cttr .
eautiful faces are those that wear
matters little if dark or fair
rhole souled honesty printed there.
eautiful eyes are those that show,
ike crystal panes where hearth fires glow,
eantiful thoughts that burn below.
eautiful lips are those whose words
eap from the heart like songs of birds,
et whose utterance prudence girds.
eautifal hands are those that do
rork that is earnest and brave and true,
:oment by moment the long day through.
eautif A feet are those that go
n kiudly ministering to and fro
own lowliest ways, if God wills it so.
eantiful shoulders those that bear
easeless burdens of homely care
'ith patient grace and daily prayer.
eautiful are those that bless
lent rivers of happiness,
hose hidden fountains but few may guess.
eautiful twilight at set of sun,
eantifnl goal, with race well won,
eantiful rest with work well done.
eantiful graves where grasses creep,
'here brown leaves fatl,where drifts lie deep,
ver wornout hands-Oh, beautiful sleep!
[ELLEx P. ALLEETON.
[ary Grey's Mother-in-Law.
"So your mother-in-law is com
ig to live with you," remarked
[iss Susan Skinner, contempt
ously, giving her head a toss
,hich set all the little pink bows
a her cap a dancing.
Pretty, plump, little Mrs. Grey
pened her brown eyes in mild
irprise at her visitor's tone.
"Why, yes, Miss Susan, mother
rey's last child has married and
oved away from her, and now
L.e is. left quite alone._ienry al
rays was her favorite, and I,
nowing it would please him, sug
ested that she should ren,t or sell
ie farm, and. make her home
rith us, and she has consented to
"Humpbh! all the more fool you !
ou have got yourself into a pret
"fix now, Mary Grey. She will
ever leave you as long as she
es; you can make up your mind
>that, and bid good-bye to peace
>r the rest of your days."
"W-hy, Miss Susan," said Mrs.
'rey, regarding her old neighbor
ith surprise, "I don't understand
ou. 1 am sure I never want mo
ber to leave us, and as for peace,
rhat difference can her coming
"Oh, you'll see," replied Miss
usan, nodding her head wisely,
hile~ her knitting needles kept
ime to her shrill tones with a
harp click-c!ick. "You'll see !
~on will repent of your bargain
efore a month is over, mind what
tell you. Of all the mean, con
iving, meddlesome women in the
rorld, it is a mother-in-law."
Mrs. Grey began to feel a little
noyed. "What do y-u know
bout it ?" she could not refrain
"Humph ! you needn't twit me
with being an old maid, Mary
rey ! I thank my stars that I'm
iot tied to any man, nor what's
orse, to any man's mother.
Yhat do I know about mothers
n-law ? More than I want to,
oodness knows! Why, there
vas my cousin Lucinda,'who was
~bliged to leave her husband, and
to home to her father, just on ac
ount of her mother-in-law; and
lice Lawson, poor, little, weak
~reature, who used to live in this
cry house; was sO imposed upon
nd ill used by her husband's mo
her, that they do say it killed
er; anyway, she died jnst three
onths after her mother-in-law
ame to live with her. Why, I
~now of lots of such cases, and, if
woman isn't awfully strong mind
d, her mother in-law just runs
ight over her and rules the house,
Lnd, if she is strong minded, they
re continually jangling and quar
eling, so you see that, altogether,
woman's best way is to keep en
irely away from her mother-in
"But, Miss Susan, these are on
y exceptional cases," said Mrs.
-rey ; "1 am sure tihere are good
Ld true women in the world be
onging to this class."
"Wll, I'rd jnst likre to see one of
them, that's all! I see it's no us
arguing with you, Mary; you'r
too set in your own way; mari
my words, my dear, you will ru
the day you ever let that woma.
come into your house," said Mis
Susan, in a tone of settled convic
tion, "When do you expect Mre
Grey ?" she asked, rising, an
folding up her knitting work.
"So soon ? Well, I'm sure,
hope you will be able to get alon
with her," answered Miss Susan
with a little sympathetic sigh.
Often during the remainder o
that day and the next, Mrs. Grei
found herself wondering what he
husband's mother was like. Hi
bad always seemed so proud an<
fond of her, that she was predis
posed to love her; to regard he:
with that reverence and affectioz
which she had cherished for he
own dead mother. She though
how nice it would be to have som
one to whom she could go witl
all her little troubles and anxieties
some one who would sympathizi
with and counsel her; and hos
pleasant it would be for Henry tc
have his mother always near him
where he could watch over an<
care for her.
They would make such a happ3
family ; Henry and herself, grand
ma, and baby Harry.
Then, ii opposition to all thesi
pleasant thoughts, would com<
up, in spite of her, the gloom3
warnings and forebodings whicl
Miss Susan Skinner had uttered
Could Henry's mother be "mean
conniving, meddlesome," or disa
greeable in any way ? No, i
thousand times no. And yet th4
sharply spoken words had lef
their sting, and she could no
drive the memory of them fron
When train time arrived, mam
ma and baby -took their station a1
the window, to watch for "grand
ma." Soon the sound of wheeli
was heard, and Henry drove n
to the door, and handed out
"Mother, this is your daughter
Mary looked up, anid met a pai
of gentle blue eyes .looking ou
wistfully from a kindly old face
"Mary, will you let me be you
mother as well as Henry's ?
asked the lady, holding out he:
ands ; and Mary answered, em
bracing her warmly:
"Indeed, Ii will. Welcome home
Miss Skinner, peeping from be
tween her blinds across the street
saw the act and understood it.
"Oh, that's all very fine," sh
muttered,* contemptuously. "2
new broom sweeps clean. Wait
few weeks, and then we sha]
It was two weeks before Christ
mas, and Mary was busy prepar
ing for. the holidays. One eve
ning, after putting baby to bed
3he ran down to the parlor to ge
her sewing, which she had left 01
the table before tea. The dool
did not open readily, and she trie<
it again, but found it was locked
She was sure she had heard Hen
ry's and his moth er' s voice wit hin
and thinking the door had becom,
fastened accidentalty, called out t<
enry to. open it.
"Oh, is that you, Mary ?" he ar
swered. "Run up stairs and ge
my cigar case, will you ?"
Mary did so, and when she cam<
down again, found the door oper
and Henry sitting by the tabi<
"Where is mother?" she asked
"Wasn't she up stairs with you?
replied Henry, keeping his eye
fixed on his book.
"Why, no; 1 thought she wa
"Well, you see you are miste
ken," he answered.
Mary did not reply, but tool
up her work and sewed away bus
ly, her thoughts keeping tim
with her fingers. She was posi
tively certain she had heard Mrs
Grey's voice in low toned conver
sation with ifenry, and yet h
had the same as denied her pres
ence there. it was the first tim
he had ever equivocated to hi
wife, and she could not overloo]
it lightly without knowing th
reso. Why bad ho done so
e Was there anything secret between
e him and his mother from which
k i she was excluded, and if so, what
e could be the nature of it ?
n Well, never mind; it might have
s been about Mrs. Grey's affairs, and
- had nothing to do with her; but
.lthen, why need Henry have
I equivocated about the matter?
The little affair troubled her
considerably, and her uneasiness
I was very much augmented a few
, She was in the kitchen one morn
ing, putting the finishing touches
f to the preparations for breakfast,
7 when she heard Mrs. Grey and
r Henry enter the dining-room.
a "Are you sure Mary knows no
I thing about this matter ?" Henry
- was saying.
r "Yes, I am quite certain of it;
1 and I think we have been so for
r tunate to -keep it from her."
t "Yes, it would never do for her
3 to find it out now," Henry answer
Mary wanted to hear no more,
a but ran out into the back hall and
r up stairs, whence she appeared in
y the dining-room as the breakfast
bell rung, looking a little flushed
i and excited, but not enough so to
r After breakfast Mrs. Grey went.
. out to make some little purchases,
and Mary sat down in her hus
a band's big arm chair in the sitting
a room, and tried to reason herself
r out of her absurd fears and suspi
What was it that her husband
and his mother were trying to
- keep from her? Why did they
treat her like a child, in her own
3 house? she thought indignantly;
t it was shameful!
t Her meditations were interrupt
ed by the entrance of Miss Susan
Skinner, who "had run over to
. have a chat with her," as she
t said :
- "Why, my dear !" she exclaim
3 ed at first sight of Mary, "how
> poorly you are looking ! What is
L the matter ?"
"Nothing sei-ious. I was very
busy yesterday, and am a little
r "Ah, one more in the family
a makes more work, I know. It
,won't do to wear yourself out this
e way; you must let your mother
in-law do her share of the work."
r' "Ah, indeed she does," exclaim
- ed Mary, quickly, "even more
than I wish her to, sometimes."
,"Well, it seems to me she goes
out more than you do."
- "And so she ought. I have
, Harry to claim my attention."
"And she receives callers, too."
a "I think you must be mistaken,
L Miss Susan. She has made no ac
a quaintances since coming hei'e."
I "But I certainly saw a gentle
man come here, two days ago,
. when you were down town."~
- "A gentleman !"
."Yes, and she met him at the
, door herself. Mr. Grey came home
t in about-half an hour and took him
2 away with him."
e' "Oh,it was probably some friend
I of Henry's."
. "Perhaps so," replied Miss Su
- san, doubtingly. She soon took
,her departure, leaving Mrs. Grey's
s mind in a very troubled state.
> In vain did she try to reason
with her herself; to persuade her
-self that all this was no concern
t of hers, it should not trouble her;
still she could not help connecting
a the visit of this gentleman with
, the mysterious private conversa*
s tions. Why was she not thought
worthy their confidence ? Whby
.all this secret plotting and schem
"ing ? -
s In spite of herself, all Miss Skin
ner's warnings of a few weeks be
s fore came back to her mind with
redoubled force, until she could
have wished herself deaf before
ever listening to that hateful wo
.Suspect her husband's mother,
e that sweet, gentle faced woman,
.of any treason toward her ! No,
~indeed, she would not !
-Still almost daily Mary found
e herself interrupting stolen con
- versations, and stumbling upon
e evidences of the secret, and add
s to this Miss Skinner's almost
k daily "chats" with her, which al
e ways left her feeling uncomforta
? bly with the world in general and
'her mother-in-law in particular
no wonder that she grew thii
and pale, and lost her appetite
Mr. Grey and his mother won
dered at it and tried in vain t<
raise her spirits. Her husban<
took her out driving daily.
The day before Christmas came
Mary pleaded that she was to4
busy when the time for her driv<
came ; but Henry would not listei
to it, and she put on her wrapi
and went. The air was clear an<
keen, and Mary felt much re
freshed and invigorated when a
last they drew up before the door
"Run up stairs and take youi
wraps off, Mary, and then com4
right down; I want to show yot
something," said Henry, as h4
helped her out of the sleigh.
When she came down stairs, h4
was waiting in the hall ; and
drawing her hand through hii
arm, conducted her to the parlor
"What is it you wih me to see
Henry ?" she asked, as they en
tered the room.
"Find out for yourself," he an
She raised her eyes, and ther
gave a shrill scream of delight
and with a bound, was across th4
room, standing beside a superl
"Oh, Henry, where did thii
come from ? What a perfec
beauty ! I it really for me ? Oh
how can I ever thank you ?"
"One question at a time, m3
dear ; but I will answer your las
one first. You have no right t(
thank me for this Christmas pros
ent. Here is the giver," replie<
Henry, going up to his mother
who had stood a quiet spectato:
of Mary's pleasure, and putting
his arm around her.
"Mother ! is it possible ? Oh
you darling! how can I ever thanl
you ?" cried Mary, throwing he:
arms, too, around Mrs. Grey, an<
giving her a rapturous hug.
"I am well surrounded, I see,
said she, smiling on them proud
"I am glad you are pleased wit]
your piano, Mary, and you shal
repay me by getting all the en
joymnent from it that you can."
"It is something I have wante<
ever since we were married," sai<
Mary, "but Henry could not quit
"And now you have you:
heart's desire," said Henry, "bu
at the expense of a little sinning
I am afraid. Do you remembe
one evening, about tro weeks ag<
when you found the parlor doo:
locked ? Mother and I were hold
ing a consultation when.you cami
and I sent you after the cira:
case to give her time to run away
I came-very near telling a fib tha
"Yes," said his mother, "sue]
planning and plotting as s e hayi
had. The other day, when the mai
came to make the final arrange
ments about bringing the piano
you were down town, and 1 wai
so afraid you would return unex
pectedly ; and this afternoon they
came and put it up while yot
were out driving; but I knev
Henry would not bring you hom<
Mary felt herself turning sic]
and faint. This, th~en, was thi
secret which had tormented he:
so; these innocent plots and plan
prompted by loving hearts! Wha
a monster she was to have SUE
pected this noble woman of an;
wrong! She felt like humbling
herself in the dust before her.
"How white you are, child
The excitement has been to<
much for you," said Mrs. Grey.
But Mary knew better. Still
she kept her secret locked in he:
own breast ; not by a word woul<
she let this gentle woman knov
how she had been tempted t'
Mary has gradually droppe<
Miss Susan Skinner's acquaint
ance, and that worthy spinste
often complains how "dreadfull;
uppish some folks bave grown ;
but Mary is only too glad to b
able to keep out of the reach o
hier tongue; and finds ber great
est comfort and delight in thi
society of her mother-in-law, thai
whom she thinks there is no bet
te woman on earth.
- HISTORY OF A PICTURI
Two of the most celebrated i
ists the world has ever kno
- dwelt in the same city.. One
lighted in delineating beauty in
its graces of tint, form, and i
tion. His portraits were insti
with the charm of physical vig
The graceful, half-voluptuous c
line of form and feature harm
ized with delicately blended tii
On his canvas, the homeliest fa
had an almost irresistible chai
The'other found pleasure only
depicting weird and gloomy s
jects. Above all, did he excel
painting the portraits of the
ing. The agonizing death-thi
the ghastly face and form, w
all depicted with marvelous fid
ty. There existed between th
artists the most intense disli
At length this dislike culminat
The beauty-loving artist had b<
engaged in painting the porti
of a beautiful woman. Conn
seurs pronounced it tbe most w
derful piece of art that had e
been produced. His brother ar
was jealous of his fame and sou
revenge. By bribing the kee
of the studio he gained access
the picture each night. At f
he was content to only deaden
brilliancy of the complexion
eyes, efface the bloom from ch
t and lip and paint a shadow
either cheek. Later, his stro
grew bolder and freer, and
morning the artist awoke to I
the entire outline of the port]
changed. He could scarcely
cognize in the emaciated form i
haggard countenance the glow
conception he had embodied.-'
pallid face and expressionless e
r he had attributed to a lack of g
uineness in his materials ;
when the outlines were chan
he suspected the cause and in(
- nantlydismissed the keeper. W
the revengeful artist marred b
i few rapid strokes of his skil
i brush was only restored by ye
. of patient industry. " Reader, n
we name the artists,-Health, y
Spaints the iowers and "gra
Scarpet"' no less than the hun
form divine,-Disease, the drea<
artist who revels among the rr
both of nature and humanity
~and Carelessness, the keeper
whom Health often entrusts
portraits. And is it not the be
ty of woman, the most admired
Sall the works which adorn
studio of Health,thatDisease oft
est seeks to mar? The slight
stroke of his brush upon the d
cate organization leaves an imp:
that requires much skill and
tience to efface. Restoration m
be prompt. Carelessness must
dismissed. Let suffering won
Sheed the warning ere Disease
1marred their chief beaiuty--Hee
-beyond reparation. Dr. Pier
Favorite Prescription has b
Sused by thousands of these suf
ers, and they are unanimous
their praise of its excellence.
'you would be transformed fr
rthe pallid, nervous invalid int<
Shappy, vigorous woman, try it
SBoYs AND THEIR HOTHER,
SSome one has written beautifi
Sto the boys in the following n
ner. Here is a whole sermoni
Sfew sentences: Of all the love
~ fairs in the world, none can
r pass the true love ot the big
for his mother. It is a pure I
and noble, honorable in the hi
est degree to both. I do not m
a dutiful affection. I1 mean a 1
which makes a boy gallant
courteous to his motber, saying
1 every body that he is fairly in I
I with her. Next to the love o
7 husband, nothing so crowns a
) man's life with honor as this
ond love, this devotion of son
I her. And I never yet knew a
- to "turn out bad" who 'begun
r falling in love with his mot]
r Any man may fall in love wit
'fresh faced girl, and the man y
a is gallant to the girl may erut
f neglect the worn and weary ~
- But the boy who is a lover to
a mother in her middle age is a t
1 knight who will love his wife
-much in the sere-leaved autu
na in thn daisy springtime.
OWNING A HOME.-The strength
of an American *republic is the
- universal desire to own a home.
a. It is moulding all the people, na
tive and foreign born, into one
art- homogeneous mass. The owner
en ship of a home is something of
de- which neither the Irish nor the
all German laborer have, in their own
no- country, any conception ; but here
net it is the goal of their hopes and
or. desires. Education comes next;
,t- is something the need of which is
on- not felt until. the adornments of
its. home are thought of. This de
ces sire to own the roof under which
rm. one sleeps is distinctively an
in American characteristic,and seems
ab- by nature adapted to the growth
-in which is raising us in importance
dy- in the scale of nations. It is the
oe, link which connects the man-aith
ere the government ; it adds to his
eli- interest in the making and execu
ese tion of the laws, and identifies
ke. him with the usages and customs
,ed. of the people. It is this element
3en which gives the people of Switzer
-ait land their utility and power, and
:is- the lack of it causes nine-tenths
on- of the unrest in Ireland. No
ver feeling is stronger than the at
List tachments of home, and no nation
yht whose people possess this as a
per common sentiment can lose its
the No CAUSE TOR GLooM.-The year
nd has opened on us with everything td
eek encourage, We have, on the side of
on the government of the tax payers, a
kes lawfully elected Governor and Lieuten.
one ant-Governor, a House of Representa
ind tives adjudged to be the only lawful
rait House, a strong body of Senators,
re- lacking only three to form a majority,
and the entire Judiciary enlisted: on the
ing side of the Constitutional House. And
Che these factors of a complete and lawful
yes government are sustained by that with.
pen- out which no government can stand
but the support of the entire property
bed holding portion of the people. Againsl
ig, us are the non-property holders and
hat non-tax payers, who are the only sup.
ya port of the Chamberlain conspiracy
Iflwhich boasts a feeble majority of the
ars Senate, acting against the Constitu
eed tion, as its sole claim to the semblance
who of lawful organization. With these
points in the game, and time and pub.
ia lic sentiment working every day more
ded and more in our favor, we must win,
LiWe have, therefore, no cause for
gloom.-NYews and Courier.
his TirE APPLE CURE.-The apple
a-cure is the use of apples as food
L of on the same principles that grapes
the are used. The cure by apples
en- might be equally popular if intro
~est duced. Who has an orchard where
eli- it can be tried ? A writer, states
.m that after being troubled with
at heartbarn, wakefulness, 'indiges
ust tion, etc., he adopted the pi'actice
,be of eating apples with each meal
endaily, and it cured him. When
has he begun he weighed 130 pounds.
lth T wo months later he had increased
,e' to 160 pounds, his strength being
sen similarly increased. Instead ol
rer- "bitters" for the stomach, cathar
in tics for the bowels, iron for the
Ifblood, all of which weaken the
vital.organs and give a relief that
is only temporary, apples are a
> a natural stimulant.
How ONE NORTH CAROLINA ED
'ITOR ,CONGRATULATEs ANOTHER.
llMallard, of the Statesville Land
au' mark, has at length found his long
na sought duck, and is as happy as a
a-buck. We wish him lots of luck ;
mr- may he nevermore be stuck, in mis
boy fortune's mire and muck, but have
ove abundant pluck and worldly gear and
gh- truck to run him filled up chuck, till
san by death's dart he's struck and up to
ove heaven "tuck."-Raeigh Sentinel.
and__ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
to There are four indictments
ove against the -Northfield bank rob
f a bers, and if all these fail the citi
WO- zeus stand ready to invite the
sec- boys down under the hill to a
to ready tree.
boy-- - -- -
by A Chinese official Darmed Man
ier. Hap was found to be a defaulter
h a to the government, and fifteen
vho minutes after the figures were bal
lly anced he had no head oo him.
-ife. - - + + -
his Information wanted as to the
rue whereabouts of any article which
as did not receive the highest award
mn at the Centeenial. Needn't be
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Done with Neatness and Dispatch
Terms Cash. -
OLD Si ON THE NMGRO'S FRAN
cHISE.-A gentle>an at the hotel,
after reading that only nine hun
dred 'negroes is I?ulton County
were entitled to "oe asked Old
Si, "Why don't more of the color
ed people vote in tbi~ county ?"
"'Kase dey h ~'t bin up ter do
Captin's offis an' put down do sa
"I don't quite understand."
"Dey hezn't pade der pole taxes;
dat's what's do matter."
"Ab, yes, and why don't they
pay the poll tax, whenit is only
one dollar ?"
"Fustly, 'kase de. dollar are not
so handy -ez dey wought be, an'
second, 'kase ob de dog tax prin
"Indeed, and: would-a man pro
fer a dog to his vote?"
"I sees, sali, -dat you -is a stran
ger down heab, an' I has.to 'splain
you dat do nigger am, berry pre
cuii er in his .infectious. When do
mussels ob a -niggar's' hart gits
twined roun' a 16g, lie fires mor'
comfort in dat pronnaty dian in all