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BT KLENOIl A I.. IIKKVKT.
Would Borao kind angel givo me tears?
It seems a little thing,
A child's first need?I would not auk
The gems that crown a king.
The glad peace hringere after Btorm
Are drops the aun smiles through;
Tho healer of the parching rose
Ih hut a head of dow.
Yet what um I, an atom sole
In heaven's creative plan, ?
That I should ask the tcudorcst gift
. t Qod ever gave to man.
"'TWAS A SAD FATE."
"Full many a stoio eve, and aspect stem,
Mnsk hearts, where grief Las little left to learn;
And many n withering thought lies hid,?not lost,
In .smiles that least befit, who wear them moat."
These words come vividly to the mind, when
oue sees, niul knows Horace Barker. The
lines ubout (lie mouth, dcuoto sorrow, the con
stant attitude of reflection, shows Pertubation;
and while his fine eye is occasionally, lit with
vivacity or omotion, the habitual expression of
his handsome fae.>, is abstraction or care. A
uiau of wealth, he lives at Louisville?that
miniature western world, where talent and af
fluence have the highest social value, and
where Mr. Barker could demand any public
A pretty nod pleasant little woman sits at
home, rend}' to be entertained, or to talk, just
as circumstances direct': yet she, too, has a
*ubiitt??iHt*?fcr ? You tlo uofcTronthiV ; for syDi
pathy?that spoken BUushiue,?is it not resist
less t She is his other self; and the cord
of unit}-, which binds us soul to sol, is reflect
ed from her polo-star, to her holiest nature.
She feels,?''thy joy,?thy Borrow,?thy hope,
?thy prayer is mine." * * *' * *
'?Mow oft tho laughing brow (if joy,
A nickrning heart conceit la."
Their home, has been several times gladden
ed by the voice of helpless infancy ; yet as
often have they mourned their early dead,
feeling the while, that a parent's tie was only
torturous, since, so often, death seemed en
vious of their parental blessings. One little
boy of four months had been left to their fos
tering care ; and iu the guileless joy of his
hazel eyes, the mother gleaned hope aud con
"But why call him Mariou, husband? You
have so many actual friends, who would like
to name the child. It is so effeminate ; 1 wish
you were less determined." IIo left tho room
but still the mother poudered. "Will I uever
win his confidence ??Are all mcu thus con
stantly abstracted, aud immersed iu business '(
flc is not mercenary, why should that d'uH re
serve thuj daily veil his thoughts aud interests
from his faithful wife? Yet, ask him, I null
never! His devoted attachment aud his ar
dent propositions won me from my widowed
father; yet before a year lint) passed, this
moody sorrow seemed to hover over my oucc
fond husband; and now?each act of kindness,
?'tisa</?/y. I.see?I know it. Still lie loves
me some,?and I ought, to be happy. Our
sweetost songs arc those that "tell of saddest
thoughts ;" Iu future days he'll live to learn,
proud hearts can love the strongest."
"All the world's a stage,
And all the men aud women merely players."
Six years ago, Horace Barker lived near
Princeton. JAgkilier's position and wealth
secured to lrH ?ic advantages qf education
and society. ^TO?*\vcul to Vale; and, after
several sessious of unwearied application, he
returned with every token of succcsslul schol
arship. It even murked bj?miniiCiH. for lie
was^AAgjuiic and demonsffljOTo in a social
cirfl Kl, "nolens totrn," soon found 'lilm
8ef^B alias, a martyr to the tender pas
Marino Ilolc?inbo was tho daughter of a
gifted man. IIo had been long on foreign
otubftssage, and his "little fairy"?as he term
od tho singing child,?was ever with its mo
ther. Yet just as the littlo creature ruuehed
her term, Mrs. II. diod suddenly of pneumo
nia; and she was loft with her grandmamma,
?to ictet)?and wait?and xcatch for papa,
lie did returu, gave up his appointment, and
cherished the dear little woman, sole reminder
of his beloved spouse.
Mouths fled, and as Muriun matured into
womanhood, the young lady with unaffected
frankness, and confiding manner, seemed fitted
only for the atmosphere of a living home, and
"Led by simplicity divine.
She plenum!, yet never tried to Bhine."
"Like the bright bark sprung'from the glit
Ail angel,?yet, a very woman too."
And Horace loved Marian forvontly. He
thought hor presence ho essential to his fu
ture happiness, that all probation, or labor
would find indomnity, when sho finally be
came his bride. Nor did Mr. II. disapprove.
The manly earnest tone of one, whom he had
known from boyhood, won from the fond fa
ther a promise, that, until Horace was able tu
support a wife, Marian might wait for him.
Louisville seemed the El Dorado, then ; and.
hoping to fiud there the open sesavw. to wanted
competence, ho left Priucetown.
"Parting is pain"?so says the song: and so
added bur' hero, while he lingered at twilight,
near the loviug girl, tu whom his earliest vows
were given,?for whom ho admitted unrivalled
uffectiuti. "The hope of return takes the
sting from adcu,"?so said Marian in her
quiet way, and "Horace, I will watch for
you." He, meanwhile, vehement by nature,
declared that only a cruel fate awarded him
the present disability : he raved at his own
assurance in venturing to wiu such a peerless
woman;?but he would couquer; he would
tramplo each obstacle, and come back to her
in two years, a richer and a readier suitor.
"So I'll dream on, ever fondly,
Happy dreams of hope and love;.
For I know we'll meet, my darling,
In this world, or thnt above."
The sccucs are changed. A yeav subse
quently. Mr. Holconibe, yet in the prime of
life, visits Raleigh ; and by letters of intro
duction, finds among bis acquaintances, an at
tractive nnd accomplished lady, the daughter
of a clergyman, whom ho decides, if possible,
to marry. Thereon he writes to Marian,?
tells his child of all the hopes he cherishes, all
the plans he forms ! He reminds her too, of
her need of a mother-friend^ whom she. would
ever find, in so admirable a woman. He asks
her affection for his iulci*dcd wife, assuring
her that the happiness of his child has had its
influence, in this second alliance. Her letter
in reply, indicated perfect compliance with his
wishes ; but there was a tone of reserve, so un
usual in his confiding daughter, that he wis
unable to solve the cause.
After his marriage, Mrs. IT. who was a
woman of considerable penetration, was told
of Marian's previous inclination* and manner.
?She confidently affirmed that her generous luve
and attention would soon overcome the jeal
ousy of the child; sho knew that love like
hers would conquer.
It was July, when the summer calms sug
gested, that a cooler spot was elsewhere 'neatli
the sky ; and Mr. II. aud his southern wiic
repaired to their future home at Princeton.
On their arrival, Marian met them with affec
tionate courtesy; and the new mother, with
singular tact and kindness, soon entered into
the anticipations aud interests of the daughter,
who told of her engagement, and spoke with
loving trust of her far oil" Horace. A few
months ago a letter had come, begging her to
be ready for their nuptials in the full; and
with woman's usual pride, the busy fingers
fashioned her a full and handsome wardrobe.
Naught is needed now, to satisfy the must
punctilious eye, save pretty goods of gossamer
hue. that some will see but once,?the bridal
robe. And muther Kllen fixed and fashioned
many a tasty notion, for her now-formed
Several moons have waxed and waned, since
Horace wrote, "I am having a pleasant time
here; but will come for you, if possible, in tin
fall. Be ready in September." "J'is strange
how wearily time goes by, when Hope grows
fuint with waiting. The guest-room, weeks ago.
was trimmed; the flowers are fixed and fresh
'cnod. The lovely robes and bright adorn
ments of an only child are all prepared, and
every garment marked indelibly.
"Let no one fondly dream again I
That hope with all her shadowy traiu
Will not decay ; I
Fleeting as were the dreams of old
It cm ember cd like a talc '.hat's told,
They paas, iiwr.y."
And niontlH, I sa?d, have passed sinco Ho
race Wrote; aud now th? voico of "busy gos
sips" speculate. Yes : one "thought it would
be'so," Another "feared he had never in
tended tu 9mc." Evil is dono by want of
thought, a:, well as want of feeling, of heart.
All,?and more,?reached Marian's oars, caus
ing her to suspect the truth. A paper from
Kentucky, came mysteriously to hand. It an
nounced the marriage of Horace Barker with
"If hopo but deferred causcth sickness of heart,
What sorrow lo soe it forever depart!"
Shall I carry you to Marian's chamber,
where the mute walls alone bore witness to her
frenzy t Love,? trust,? pride,?hope, ?all
writhing in tho anguish of the vanquished.
Shall I tell you of her still strong lovo,
Felt for but one, from whom it never ranged." i
Home hearts offered kindred sympathy.'
Th?y' too, shccrly from piqne, could weep,
because she grieved.
'?Behold! we live through all things,?famine,
Ueroavmcnt, pain; all grief and misery;
All woe and sorrow; lifo inflicts-its worsi
On aoul and body:?but we cannot die,
Though we be sick and tired und faint and wornc:
Co! all things can be borne."
A week elapsed; and Marian had uot left
her room. Several times, when grief's wild
waves wore dashing o'er her heart, she had
refused all friends. Not even father's voice
wns heard amidstthis wilder storm.
But, suddenly, a calm and gentle tone was
v.efl assumed. ? Marian came o?f, 'and dined
wi<->i thfcfamily. Her father kissed her brow,
and thanked her for her fortitude and heroism.
HoMtrow her to his heart, and said : "Child,
lbrlhy loved mother's sake, look up aud agaiu
The evening came, when, equipped for a
walk,' she bade good bye ; but soon returned
to tea, and retired early. They bade her rest
well, and try to be with them at the breakfast
hour. She smiled faiutly,?returned, aud
kissed them, each !!
Mnu's love is of man's life a thing apart :
?TU woman's whole existence;"
^"Alas the love of woman,?it is known
To be a lovely and a fearful thing!"
The morning bell rang vaiuly; she came
not at its call. '-Shu sleeps," said Mrs. li.
?1.11 wake her." The door was barred; uor
kuockj nor voice provoked a sound. The lock
\v.:s forced; and, pale and frosted o'er by
Death, lay that lone, lovely girl. The light
of life dissevered, Death, the reliever of our
mortal throes, had snapped that thread, and
left her blighted spirit at the Eternal gateway,
pleading for gome mercyJ'rom her God.
/ Ah, uhe was weary of wishing,
For u form thut tost to h?r here;
-I For a voice, that was changed now, forever,
. ^??<k^^.; I a !jru-.v iJntl sue:nod noble and l'uir.
Tired of living, go weary.
Longing to lie down und die, j
To find rest,?oh! sad heart und dreary,?
The cud of the pilgriumge uigh.
The druggist affirmed, that a lady had asked
lor an eraser of indelible ink. lie had sold
her "oxalic acid." and marked it, ? Poison."
She.?the woman scorned,?had not courage
to bear the bitter pang, and to meet the added
scoffs of a censorious world. Come, Charity,
aud draw thy loving mantle o'er the deed.
Cod knows, she suffered : aud may the blood
of a pure Savior atone for all her errors. We
love her memory yet ; and hope she is for
Still Horace Barker lives; but is there any
joy for one, whose bosom is the seat of grim
Remorse '! Ask your own heart, with ali its
hidden faults,?Shall we award that sad man
hute, or pity ??Oh ! memory, blessing or curse
of the soul, bliss or bane of our existence.
"For him does life's dull desert-hold
No fountain shade,?no date grove fair,?
Nu gusli of waters clear und cold ;?
Hut sandy reaches wide und bare.
The foot muy full, the soul may fuiut.
And weigh to earth the weary frame.
Yet still iff make no weak complaint.
And Hpcuk no word of grief or blumo."
??There is a grief the heart must bcur:
Nor eye, nor pen. nor friend muy sympathize,
Its home is in I he soul."
Tho Fortune Tellers Almanac.
To dream of a mill stone about your neck is
a sign of what you may expect if you marry an
It is very lucky to dream that you pay for a
thing twice, as afterwards you will pn?jUbly
take care to huvo your bills recu'^tcd.
Vor a person who is iu embarrassed Urcntn
stauces to dream tb.^t he has been arrested is
very fortunate. j01. jt ^ bo ft waruj?g to nim
not account io accepts bill.
Tc civoam of fire is a sign that?if you nre
rfise?you will see that all the lights iu your
house are out before you go. to bed.
To dream that your nose is red to the tip, is
an intimation that you had better leave brandy
To dream of a bear betokens mischief, which
your vision shows you is a bruin.
When a fashionable young lady dreams of a
filbert it^BLpretty sure sign that, her thoughts
are runii^j^m the Colonel.
If j'ou dream of clothes it is a warning not
to go to law, for by tho rule of contraries you
will he sure of a non-suit.
Wheu a young lady dreams of a coffin, it
betokens that she should instantly discoutinue
tight stays, aud nlways go warmly clad in wet
The use of grapeshot has be/,in abolished io
the British army.
If you don't mean to mind your business, it
will not pay to advertise.
Bread is the stuff of human life, and adver
tising is tho staff of life in trade.
^Dou't attempt to advertise uuless you have
a good stock of a mcritoriour article.
Newspaper advertisements are good of their
kind, hut they cannot take the place of circu
lars aud handbills.
Handbills and circulars are good of their
kind, hut they cannot take the place of new*
? No bell can ring so loudly as a good adver*
tisement. People will believe what they see
rather than what they hear.
Bonner, for several successive years, invested
in advertising all the profits of the preceding
year. Now "see where he Is!
Quitting advertising in dull times is like
tearing out a dam because the water is low.
Either plan will prevcut goou" times from ever
If you would add to your business, put your
"ad" into our Hut.?Inside Track.
Sayings from Madame Swetchine.?
"We arc always looking into the future, but
we sec only the past.
The courage with which we have met past
dangers is oftou our best security in the
Real sorrow is almost as difficult to discover
as real poverty'. An instinctive delicacy hides
the rays of the uue aud the wounds of tho
He who has never denied himself fur the
sake of giving has but glanced at the joys of
charity. We owe our superfluity, and to be
happy in tho performance of our duty we
must exceed it.
Let us ever exceed our appointed duties,
and keep v. ithin our lawful pleasures.
Wo expect everything, and w'e are prepared
There are not good things enough iu life to
indemnify us fur the neglect of a single duty. I
We are rich only through what we give,
aud poor only through what we refuse.
There is a transcendant power iu example.
We reform others unconsciously when we
The inventory of my faith fur this lower
world is swfln made out. I believe in Him
who made it.
Situations are like skeins of thread. To
make the most of them we need only to take
them by the right cud.
We deceive ourselves when wo fancy that
only weakness needs*support. Strength needs
it far more. A Btraw or a feather sustaius it
self long in the air.
Liberty has no actual rights which are not
greatcful upon justice. Her principal duty it
to defend it.
Things we Should Like to See.?A
fruit tree that keeps away pilferers by its owu
(Jas that would go out at night and come iu
again iu the morning.
A saucepan that will boil over with ragi
when the cook '8 insulted. ?
A clock that is so conceited as not to run
down it.s own works.
Some bristles from the last brush with tlu
Gome sand from Time's hour-glass.
The iron from tho plane of the eliptie.
Some tenpenny nails made from fragments
of the Iron l>uke.
A finger-post from the Road to Ruin.
The cap of a climax.
Tho musket and powderhe.rn of a shooting
?'In my time, Miss," said a storn aunt, "the
men lookod at tho women's face? iustcadof)
"Ah, but my dear aunt," retorted the young
lady, "you see the world has improved, aud is
more civilized than it used to bo. It looks
more to the understanding."
An Irishman stopped at a hotel, aud at
night was in bed with a darkey. In the night
some boys blackened his face. Just before
day the stago was announced, aud Pat jumped
up in haste and made for the vehicle. On
arriving at the point where they wero to
breakfast he eutcred tho house, and lookiug
into a glass he exclaimed in astonishment: Bo
jubbcrs, they've brought tho nigger along and
hjft'me fifteen miles behiud.
l)Esro.Ni?ENT Youth.?A bright little hoy
Was acked by a lady if ho studied hard at
nohool. Ho replied that ho did not hurt him
solf much at it. "Oh," said tho lady, "you
must study hard or you wjil cover be Presi
dent of the United States." ''Ves, ma:nui("
ho replied, ".but I don't expect't?; bo 1 htn a
Contretemps,?A very well dressed in-'5
dividual, rejoicing in the appc 11 at ion of James
Townsond, appeared in tho dock of tho He.,
cord's Court. Ilia hair, was uncombed, and
huog in elf locks down his face; the face itself
was haggard, and still retained impression^,of
a night of dissipation. : , . ,
"You are accused of heing dr?ht^' no',vr 1
"I am so informed, sir," responded the
culprit. ; ?jfeM ioijrft?
"I shall have to find you," said the Judge.
"I presume bo," was the reply^ '"n W
"Where did you get drunk'?" i:'"'> "?**'/ g
"At the same place your Honor did/^'-1"!*
"What, sir I" ! !" 1 uiofo
"Even so, But i attributed your Utmost
being in that condition\ to the bad quality of
whiskey. I wish your Honor Would' mtik?
the same excuse for me/' . .'t-ivjoiq i'jiw
It. is needless- tc say the eiplamrtloi&WAB '
satisfactory, and the victim of bad Whiskey
was suffered to to go on his way rejoicing.
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P?nqent.?"Bid you ever hear the story
of tho Irishman and tho horse-radishu'x i jfoo
"No; how was it ?" ?>? - [
"Welljsceing a dish ot grated hotte rndish
on the table where they had stopped; for() din*
ner, each helped himself largely to the 'Bailee/
supposing it to be eaten as potato oh sqUash;
and the first, putting a knife-ful into his
mouth) jerked his handkerchief front:his
trowscrs and commenced wiping hisflsyes; ? ?? ,
"What troubles yer, Jemmy 1" inquired his
comrade. .' ? *? iiilpJl In
"Sure, and I Was thinkin' of my -..poor old
father's death when he was hung/'; he replied
shrewdly. n.-jvl..: -) -r.
Presently the other, taking ftfi greedily of
the pungent vegetable, had as sudden . .use for
the handkerchief) whereat Jemmy as coolly
inquired ; : flit at bht
"And what tfvnbles yer, Pat ?" i< k?d
"Troth/' he replied, "that you was not
hung with yer father.'*
The Doctor and the Sexton.=A good
story is told of a doctor in Beverly j whd'.wis
apmewhat of a wag. , Ho. wet our day i&thV..^.
strcct the sexton, with whom he was acquainted
As the usual salutations were passed,' the
doctor happened to cough
"Why, doctor," said thd sextoh, "yott have
got a cold; how long have you had that?"
"Look here, Mr.-/'said the doctor, with
a show of indignation, "what is your charge
for iutermcuts ??*' ?
"Nine shillings." was the reply.
"Well, contiuued the doctor, "just come
into my office, and t will pay it. I don't want
to have you round, and so anxious about my
The sexton was soon even with him, how
ever. . Turning around to the doctor, he re
plied : .
"?h, doctor, I cannot afford to bury ^ou
yet. Business has never been so good as it
has since you began to practice."
Since the above conversation neither party
has ventured to joke at the expense of the
- ifftrr ?? '?i(\ - ?
Rip VajtWinkle Sleep.?A man called
into the establishment of a joking''druggist,
and overcome b} the sultry weather, sat down
in a chair aud was soon enjoying a sound
slumber. Observing that tho sleeper had bn
a ?ue ucw hat the druggist, gently removed it,
substituting in it* place an bid Ml witu a
sadly dilapidated fcit& *Usty 'The
drowsy cltir.cn nl last awoke and after a'Kew
"Ho-hnins/' f?]t of tho hat which wt? rather a
ti^V? fit. Removing it from his Yieaa ?hd
taking a long, steady gar.o at tho hattCre^o^o,
ho turned to tho druggist and inquired. ? ^
"Did I sleep a long time ?"
"Yes," replied the joker, "aVe'ry iohg time."
"Woll," continued the first. "I should
judge I had, for when I canfc ihto your store,
this old hat wus bran new?"
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It is said there is a Yankee ih Springfield,
Massachusetts, who rides every day in 'the
omnibus, and always sits near the forward 6nd
so as to pass up the fare of'his *f b\\o\r passen
gers. Each one gives him * ten-cent piece
but ho gives the drivor ih'stcad a ticket, which
as he buys thorn in quantities, crats him But
Tim finest idea of a thunder-"Mt?rin 'extant is
when O 'i^ogafrsy Carrie libmc HKghft. Ho oame
into tho room among his wife ftfid daughters
and just then tumbled over the cradle and fell
heavily to the floor. After awhile1 ho rose
and said: "Wife, are yonhtfrt?*'"No."
"Girls are you hurt ?" -No." "Torrihl? olap
wasn't it?" : t
Well Answered.-^An old maid, some
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