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AW - Aw arST-r, ' -" i i s P 11 H ESfermS?OFTHS "IAM SOTITECEIIN MAN, OF SOUTHEEN PErtSTOIPLES'-Ex-TJ. S. Senator Jefferson Davis. VOL. 53. TARBORO', N. C, FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 1875. NO. 15. GENERAL DIRECTORY. TAUHOItO'. M tor John Norfleet. Coxxissiojem BenJ. Norfleet, Joseph Cobb, U. C. Cherry and George Mathewson. Sbcritah Aire Tmascri Robert Whitehurst. Cosstuxi J. B. Hyatt. Tows Watch Altimore Macnair, Geo. Bell aud James E. Simonson. COUNTY. Superior Court Clerk and Probate Judge H. L. Staten, Jr. Register of Deeds Alex. McCabe. Sheriff Joseph Cobb. Coroner Treasurer Robt. H. Austin. Surveyor John E. Baker. Stanford Keeper . 8. Hicks. School Examiners II. II. Shaw, Wra. A. Dug$n and R. S. Williams. Keeper Poor House Wm. A. Dnggan. Commissioners Jno. Lancaster, Chairman, Wiley Well, J. B. W. NorTille, Frank Dew, M. Kxem. A. McCabe, Clerk. " ; MAILS. ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF MAILS NORTH AND SOUTH VIA W. W. R. R. Laava Turboro' (daily) at 10 A. M. 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Every instrument f nl ly warranted for flvo years. Prices as low as tne exclusive use of the very best materials and the most thorough workmanship will permit. The principal pianists and composers, and the piano-purchasing public of the South espe daily, unite in the unanimous verdict of the superiority ot the 8TIEFF PIANO. The DURABILITY of our instruments is fully established by over SIXTY SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES in the South, using over 300 of our Pianos. Sole Wholesale Agents for several of the princi Dal manufacturers of Cabinet and Par lor Organs : prices from $50 to $600. A lib eral discount to Clergymen and Sabbath 3cheols. A large assortment of second-hand Pianos, Mprices ranging from 175 to $300, always on nand. Send for Illustrated Catalogue, containing the names of over 2,000 Southerners who hive Dougat and are using the Btlett Piano. CHAS. M.STIEFF, Warereoms, No. 9 North Liberty St., BALTIMORE. M. D. Factories, 84 A 68 Camden St., and 45 & 47 rerry st. June 14,-tl. (3h r gf 5! Ml MISCELLANEOUS. PAMLICO COMPANY, Ol Tarboro, IX O. -:o:- Capital $200,000 00 OFFICERS : HON. GEO. HOWARD, President. CAPT. JNO. S. DANCY, Vice President. JOSEPH BLOUNT CHESHIRE, JR., Sec retary and Treasurer. DIRECTORS : Hon. George Howard. Jesse H. Powell, Hon. Kemp P. Battle, Wm. S. Battle, Capt. John S. Dancy, Cap!. T. H. Gatlin, Matthew Weddell, Elias Carr, , J. J. Battle, Joseph 15 Cofneh', Wm. M Pippen, (). (J. Farrar, JohnNoifleet, Fred. Philips., John L. Bridgers, Jr., :o THIS COMPANY INSURES Dwellings, Stores, Merchan dize, Farm Property, and all classes of insurable property Against Loss or Damage by Fire at local board rates, fce" -All losses promptly adjusted and paid. ORREN WILLIAMS, Supervisor of Agencies. Taiboro, March 19, 1875. tf Jas. E. Simmons, DPitt Street, EAST OF MAIN, HAS 1 STORE AND for sale Wardrobes, Bureaus, Washstands, Writing Desks, Cane & Wooden Seat Chairs, Extension, Centre and Leaf Tables. Towel Racks, Rockers, Childs' Basket Chairs. ALSO A LARCE LOT OF Mattresses cfc LOungos. All Cheap for Cash. -UNDERTAKERS BUSINESS IN all its branches promptly attended to. JAS. E. SIMMONS. Tarboro, N. C, Mar. 20, 1875. 3m Seaboard & Roanoke . Rail Road. Office 8upt. Trans., S. & R. R. R. Co., Portsmouth, Va., Jan. 1, 1675. On and after this date, trains of this Road will leave Weldon daily, (Sundays excepted) as follows : Mail train at- 4:00 pm No 1 Freight train at 4:00 a ra No 2 Freight train at 8:00 a m ARRIVE AT PORTSMOUTH : Mail train daily at 7:15 p m No 1 Freight train at 12:00 m No 2 Freight train at 4:00 pm Freight trains have a passenger car attach ed. Steamers for Edenton, Plymouth, and Landings on Blaekwater and Chowan rivers, leave Franklin at 9:40 a m, Mondays, Wednes days and Fridays. E. G. GHIO, oupt. oi Transportation. ESTABLISHED 1865, CH AMBERL AI1V 1 R AWLS Tarboro'. N. C. 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B Costs NOTHING to try it. Particu lars Free. P. O. VICKERY & CO.,Agusta,Me. FRESH ARRIVALS EVERY WEEK Just received am! for sale low : 200 Bbls. Choice Flour, all grades. 100, " New Baltimore Mess Pork 5 " Heavy Rump Pork. 10 Ilhds. Shoulders and Sides. 25 Bbls. Sugar, 20 Sacks Coffee. 15 " Molasses. 30 Boxes that splendid Granger's Tobacco. We are also prepared to furnish Oenuina Guanape Peruvian Guano, Maryland " Cotton Food " Gnano, Oyster Shell Lime. 800 Bushels Seed Oats. 25 Bbls. Eirly Rose Potatoes. S. S. XASII & CO. Jan. 20, 1875. WIUTIM & MIMM. Proprietors of the Model Cigar Factory, No. 1445 Main St., Tfciclimoricl, "Vsx. Sold last year 1,200,000 CIGARS Of their own manufacture without a single complaint from DEALER OR SMOKER. Therefore, if you want a QOOd 233.0lLO, Buy no other than Whitlock & Abram's and you will have the WORTH OF YOUR MONEY. SOLD BIT CVK DEALER. Jan 29, 1875. tf E. T. l'OOI.. C. A. POOL. W. E. rOOL Pool Brothers FASHIONABLE BAR, Billiard Mooms9 OYSTER SALOON, Barber Shop AND Cigar Store, ROCKY MOUNT, N. C. WE HAVE ENGAGED THE WELL known caterer, JOSH MOTLEY, to take charge of our RESTAURANT, and we will guarantee for him that our old custom ers can always get a GOOD, SQUARE MEAL at the shortest notice. - mrl9-tf CHEAP ! Very Cheap A number of new and sec ond liana PI PIANO ANOS fc OI1- G Afi8 on hand for sale chpap for cash aud by install eitc3vro& TUNING &. MUSIC- RS-Every NEW PIANO from this this ment. house Warranted to possess all the im provements claimed by manufacturers gener ally. .Trices reasonable. Terms accommo dating. Correspondence solicited. aug31-ly Dr. G. L. Shackelford, SURGEON DENTIST, Successor to Dr. L. T. Fuqun, TARBORO', H. C. J3?" Office opposite Adams' Hotel and over S. S. Nash & Co's store. Oct. 23, 1874. tf 3J SW THE i r-. Friday- ' Ajiril 16, 1875 Yiittea for the'Southerner. KATIE KEARKEY. BY MARGARET MAKCII. The dav arrived fox them to leavd and paF-ejog., from sigbt.jo. sightj from city to city and country to country, they at last reached Con stantinople. This beautiful city of the East, with domes and spires, mosques and picturesque dwellings and turband Turk who passes with stately tread and grave salutation, forms a pics tnre fair to look upon. So thought Katie, us she walked its handsome streets. Mr. Avart,' said Charlie com' ing in one morning after they had bet n there several days, 4 1 hear there are subterranean chambers beneath the city, that are very curious, what do you say to paying them a visit ?' '1 should like it very much, but how are we to manage ? iu what part of the city are they ? returned Mr. Avart. rl ; . s 'Trust to m,' replied Charlie, ' I'll carry you safe.' These chambers were built many years ago,' as reservoirs in caso of siege. Most of them, though, at present are dry. They have arched roofs, supported by large pillars of marble handsomely and curiously carved. One of them is called the chamber of the thousand and one pillars; although very numerous, there aro not near so many. Those that have become dry are used for different purposes, such as silk and lace making. ' Now Katie,' said Charlie, as they were entering these dark, gloomy chambers, lean on your trusty knight and fear nothing nat ural or supernatural.' ' If I am spirited away while under your charge,' replied she -with mock gravity, ' my blood be upon rour bead.' - L:L. -.. - The four entering, walked about viewing by the imperfect light, the strangely ornamented walls, dark arched roof and elaborately caryed pillars. Various were the speculations of the time, cause and purpose of these dark underground chambers. ' Listen !' exclaimed Mr. Avart, as they were examining one of those massive columns carved in basere lief. The cause of this exclamation was a low sweet tune sung by a clear voice in correct English. It was a low ditty, telling of loved ones far away. ' Who can that be,' continued Charlie. ' There is but one way to know,' said Katie, ' that is to go and see.' S with one consent they all moved in the direction ef the voice. As they advanced they saw a small figure of a girl, who either two much accustomed to strangers, or not conscious of their approach, seemed not to 3ee tuetn. As they drew near they saw that she was young, apparently not twenty, light golden hair and pure clear complexs ion, and when she raised her head they saw a pair of sad blue eyes, soft and clear in their azure depths. 4 My child who are you f cried Mr. Avart, advancing with risable excitement, lhe young girl rose with dignity. 'lirsttell me, she said as the color mounted her pale cheeks, 'what right has a stranger to asked such a question ?' ' lhe right, he returned, 'if your tace does not deceive me of a near relative. Are you not the daugh ter of Caroline Win ton V 'Yes sir!' she replied in evedient surprise. ' My sister s child, my long lost sister I ana he drew her to his arms. l am your uncie, my child, your T 1 mother s only brother. But whore is she my sister : , 'She has been dead two years, she sadly answered. lie uroppea nis head and tor a few minutes remained silent. Du ring thi3 conversation the other members of the party looked on in utter astonishment. To Mrs. Arart who was acquainted with the cir cumstances of Mr. -Avart' a only Sister s marriage (who marrying in opposition to her father's wishes, had left his house never to return) they were not so strange, but Katie and Charlie did not understand the situation of affairs, though they took in the general outline of the case. ' But why are yon here V contin ued Mr. Avart. You must leave these consumptive cells and come with us to onr lodgings.' - A smile of exquisite pleasure iU lumed the pale, bautitul features, Dot it was only tor an instant : shadow fell over the happy face as she said : You forget uncle that I'm the daughter of Frederic Winton.' And do you. forget my dear Came, that you are the child of Caroline Avart? But Frederic Winton wa9 my friend,' he added musingly. ; She sprang to his side, clinging to his arm and gazed up into his face with longing look that was full of love. 'I see my dear Cariewill go with us, go to our home and be our daugh ter,' said he. And will you take me ? will you carry me to the land of my mother's birth? Our land shall be your land and our home ytour home, petit -Caroline' he leased the pnre marble brow as ife'lay ',s oa his arm. The ethers now came forward and wel. corned the stranger to her new home. : The eolor rose te her cheeks and bright sparkles came into the soft eyes, as she looked around and realized that she was indeed in the midst of friends. Charlie looked from one to the other of the two girls and scarcely ceuld tell which he thought most beautiful. Katie took Carrie, as she was called, urn der her especial wing of protection and these two, so unlike in every thipg, beauty, style and disposition, were to be henceforth inseparable friends. She waa of great assist ance to them, knowing as she did all the most noted places in the city. The remainder of their stay was taken up in sightseeing. But at last the day arrived when she was to leave this, her home by adoption but the farewell was net bard to say. Having few acquaintances, she had fewer friends. She had long eince, by her kind gentle dis position and sweet unaffected man ner, gained the hearts of her new friends, Charlie was completly cap tivated and found himself contin ually comparing the two girls. When he observed them sitting to gether in deep consultation over Borne pattern or book ; his medita tions would run in this wise. 'How is a fellow to know his own mind, when too such creatures are before him. Now, there's Katie, tall, dark, bright and quick, just the style I've always admired ! While on the other hand the other, small, beautifully fair, quiet and gentle. Hang it ! if I know which 1 1 pshaw ! of course I love Katie what a fickle fool JTd be if I did not.' And ia shynwAifisrjeration he'd Vnn 'S'BEFu leave the house and after several hours ram ble through lane and wood,he would return a quieter if not a wiser man. CHAP. III. The travellers have at last reach ed the soft balmy air of Italy, and inc all this sweet sunny clime it would be hard to find a happier little be ing than gentle Caroline. But Katie was strangely changed. Then in this quiet little town with few things to see or hear, she had am-, pie time for reflection. Why was it that the only persen she cared to see, in all this new, old world, did not come? did her heart inter pret that unspoken language, the silent pressure of the hand, the steady gaze, wrongly ? no, no, she threw back the insinuation. He would come, she could wait. But many were the sad days to pass be fore the coming she looked for. It was a calmly, beautiful evening. about three days after their arrival in this land of love and romance. They are seated on the vine-clad porch, reviewing with different de- grees of enthusiasm the pale face queen of the night, as she slowly and majestically rises with her train of attendant stars to the mid heav ens. Mr. and Mrs. Avart are think iag of their distant home over the seas. Carrie is thinking with mois- tened eye of those loved ones who have 'gone before.' Katie of that one so far away in his Northern home, aad Charlie (as is generally the case) is trying- to settb the all absorbing problem, the respective merits of the&e lovely beings. But apparently the solution is no nearer than at h"iffirs1r -attempt when they are all brought to things terrestial by Mrs. Avart's voice. 'What a beautiful night!' she says, 'just such a night as ono most enjoys a romantic and interesting tale. Come, Carrie, I'm sure your story must be both, and you have never told us how you came to be in Europe.' 4 The tale you shall certainly have, though romantic it certainly is not, as for instere3t you will be the best judge of that after you've heard it.' All faces were now turned towards Carrie with interest written on every countenance. 4 Well,' she began, 4 you all know how my mother left my grand fath er's house in disgrace for having married the man she loved, and who was no favorito of my grand father, She has often told me how she lived in the great city of New Orleans, of how happy she was in the fond love of her husband. There she remained several years. During this time, sho wrote more than once to you, uncle, and to her father, but never heard from her letters after they were in the mail.' 4 We never received those letters,' interrupted Mr. A. 4 O, thank you for telling me so,' cried Carrie. 'But at last there came a time when through some un lucky speculation my father lost the greater part of htf property, He received the appointment of some kind of agency of what nature ; I can't say, to go abroad. He came, and for two years we traveled over the greater part of Europe, following my father through his business excursions ; for these two year3 we were happy. At their end we found ourselves in Constan tinople, when my father was taken suddenly sick, and in two days he died.' She was silent for some minutes, thinking of that sad, anx ious time so long ago. She resum ed, 4 my mother found that there was barely finds enough to pay the expenses, bo we were forced to seek employment. This we at last found in those bast rooms from which you delivered me. But she could not bear the confinement, and in two years she passed away and left me alone. Oh ! these sad, wea ry days when I prayed that I might go with her and J thought that God was unjust becaue he did not grant my prayer. When I found I could not go with my mother, I worked with renewed energy, in the hopes one day of be ing able to return to that happy land I had heard my mother talk so much about. It was this hope that called forth the little song en the day you found me. That is all.' ' I have judged that your Btory, though sad, is a very interesting one, said Mrs. Avart. 'I'm sure you'll love us all the more, for having seen some of the dark side of life,' said Katie. Mr. Avart gently stroked the soft head and said nothing, and Charlie too was silent. He was thinking of the struggle of this frail girl for a livelihood, while he, man as he was, strong and healthy, was lead ing an idle good-for-nothing life. But the silvery moon was now fast sinking to rest beyond the distant horizon, and with one accord they all rose to retire. Several weeks have passed eince the above conversation. Katie's face still wears the same sad wist ful expression, and there is a far off look in her usually bright eyes, that puzzles, while it troubles her friends. ' Come Katie, said Carrie, enter ing the room one balmy afternoon and found Katie gazing ifstiessly through the window. ' Come Tax all ready for a walk, and I'm sure a ramble through this quaint old town will entirely remove the trouble from your brow. What is it causes this care on this brow ? won't you tell your pister ?' and she gently strokes the care laden forehead. 4 It is only a headache and as you say dear a pleasant ramble with you will relieve it. So out they go, to view with ever new interest the many scenes, Dotn ot nature ana afrt, that surround the small town. This village is eituated in the north ern part of Italy, on a small stream that winds in and out among the hills ; while in the distance can be distinctly seen the lofty, blue Alps. The two wander the narrow streets, out among the hills and on down by the river. But at length they leave the water and coming to a narrow path, follow it a few yard3 ; when there suddenly opens before them a small circler opening, car- peted with smooth, green grass ; on one side flowed rapidly a small stream which, as it came to the edge of the enclosure, fell several feet forming a beautiful little cascade. 4 Oh I Katie how beautiful ! ex claimed Carrie, as she came to the foot of the falls. Let us sit here on this mossy bank and rest. How delightful ! and she fell gracefully down, followed by Katie. 4 This is a minature paradise,' said the latter, throwing off her hat and pushing back the cluster of dark ringlets that shaded her brow, while her cheeks were rosy and her eyes sparkled with their old natural luster and the gay ringing laugh was once more heard, as the too girls laughed and chatted. Some time passed thus, and Katie parti ally fergot why sho came forth. 4 Look, Katie, the sun is low, we ought not to remain out longer,' said the ever thoughtful Caroline ' Oh ! its too beautiful to leave,' returned Katie. 4 Would that I But a sci earn finished the sentence Katie telt two strong arms encirc.e her waist and knew that she was powerless. But glancing down she caught sight of a small curiously carved ring that was too familiar 4 O, you good-.for-.nothing boy !' she cried. Uarne, why did you let him frighten me so?' But Car rie did not reply, and glancing up she beheld a fourth party. 4 Come Katie,' said Charlie, 4 I've brought an old acquaintance to see you. Miss Winton, Mr. llarbert, an old friend of Katie,' he whisper- ed slyly to Carrie with a twinkle in his eye. 4 Why, Mr. Harbert, when did you arrive?' cried Katie, freeing herseii irom Jharae and springing ud. while a soft blush suffused her cheeks and brow. 4 This morning,' returned Mr Harbert, smiling with inward de light at her momentary confusion, 4 1 was so fortunate a few hours ago as to meet Mr. Grant, since which time we have in vain been trying te find you runaways.' - 4 I'm sure we ought to feel very grateful,' replied she, ' for I haven't the slightest idea in which direction to return. 4 In that case allow me to shw you,' he said, leading the way. So they passed on, Katie and Mr. Harbert, Carrie and Charlie. The distance gradually widened between them till at last they were lost to each other's view. But do not be disturbed gentle reader on this ac count; it made no material differ ence. I dare say they were too much absorbed in their own partic ular conversation to care for that of the other. 4 Katie,' Mr. Harbert is saying ' ycu have given me the momentary right of leading you through the in tricate passage of these woods. Oh ! that mine were the right to guide ycu over life's billowy sea !' She was silent, but he could see the small hand tremble as it lay on his dark sleeve. 4 Do you know why I have come from my far northern home ?' he continued, clasping the white taper fingers. 4 It was to ask you to grant me thus precious boom, to to give me the right to lead you safely over life's troubled waters. Will you grant me this boom, give me this right?' She glanced up into his face with a happy smile and said : 4 It is yours, if you will have it.' 4 Oh ! my darling how happy you have made me. You were so disB tantly cool when I last saw you. I said this happiness was not for me. But I could bear the separa tion no longer. Then 1 said I will go and learn my fate; it cannot be greater misery than uncertainty.' They walked on thinking, dreaming, talking of love's young dream. In the mean time how fared it with Charlie ? He had long ere this come to the wise conclusion that Katie would never be to him more than a sister. That Carrie Winton would never be a sister. But what could Katie think of all his vain boasts' ! she could be glad for him to gain the love of this new friend and be happy. Now, Katie was not blinded by her own troubles; she saw with great joy Carrie's rising color and drooping eyes as Charlie a steps would b heard; though to Charlie she seemed per fectly unconscious; she saw it all and rejoiced for him. Charlie and Carrie were some distance behind the others, walking slowly. He had been endeavoring for sometime to break the subiect that was upermost in his mind, but she very adroitly changed the chan nel of conversation when he became tco personal, so that at last in cheer desperation he came boldly out and tol his love. He pleaded long and eloquently and to her various objections, had ready anss wers. He told her of the love he had long felt for Katie, how he at length was forced to conquer it and than sprang up this new affection, this devotion that could last even unto death. In vain she urged their short acquaintance, his youth, her ignor ance of all society; he brushed them all away, till at last she gave up the contest aud yielded hand and heart to Charlie Grant. It would be hard to find four han- pier faces, than those that entered Mrs. Avarts pleasant Bitting room that evening. Mr. Harbert, grave and dignified, but perfectly at peace with himself and all the world. Katie gay bright and wittv, Charlie's brown eyes twin kling with perfect happiness and Carrie s gentle face soeathed in sweet contented smiles. Mr. and Mrs Avart after long and secret consultation at last came to the conclusion that their was treason in camp. At a late , hour Mr. LTarbert said good night, and as the girls rose to retire, Charlie gave Katie a signifi cant glance that said 'stay' so as Carrie left the ruom. Charlie and Katie stepped in the balcony. 'So my dear brother, she said you have subdued that 'one only true love' and at last found your Maggie ?' V 1 1 Q ia f K aya in n -no tyi a I ' fi a replied' A rose by ' 'Dont trouble your self to quote any further, I know all you would say. But you have found the rose with the name. Didn't you know her name wasn't Carrie ? it is Mar garet. Carolina was her mothers name and she liked that best.' He was a little doubtful at first, but was easily convinced and continued talking, not of the name but the girls. And now these two who had so long differed on that one all absorbing question, had last come to a perfect understanding; now all was happiness. The next few weeks passed as only the time of engaged people can pats, all was moonlights, music, love and flowers. Mr. Harbert returned home after vainly endeav oring to get Katie to consent to be married in Rome. She was firm, she would be mar ried no where but in her dear old home and by no one but the kind old minister who had baptised her when an infant,lead her through the right paths during childhood and from whose hands she received the blessed sym bols of everlasting life. Though Carrie or Maggie had no such associations to carry her over the waters, yet she would leave her nncles home a happy bride the same hour as Katie. So it was arranged and no per sustions could change the too girls. In the early spring they sailed for home, Mr. Harbert gaining Katie's consent that he might come in the early anlumn and claim her as his own. The voyage passed without accident and they at last reached the prom ise a land, as Katie said. Then followed visits and welcomes from friends, pleasant parties, picnics, boatings and rambles. But the time came when the brides elect settled down in earnest to work, and Oh ! such happy days as chattering over lace and ruffles they plied the busy needles. Days passed into weeks, weeks glided into months and the summer passed away, to give place to bright lurid autumn, autumn that was to make such change in the lots of these hap py laughing girls. ' Katie,' said Carrie one bright, pleasant evening, ' do you know that it is just three weeks to 1 ' The twenty-fourth of November,' cried Charlie, springing through the open window and be assured there is some one else who has not forgotten it. ' No,' he said shaking his head at Katie's questioning face, ' ask me no questions for I'll tell you no. tales. But wouldn't you two like to go with me to the depot to-morrow V Four small hands rose in dismay ! two small tongues began to enumerate all the trimmings and tucks and puffs and ruffles that had to be done. What ever was the boy thinking of. But it is a noted fact that Charlie's superior judgment joined by a big yellow envelope which he slyly showed Carrie soon brought that young lady over and of course Katie had nothing else to do but yield. So Charlie left wiJi the under standing that he was to call early in the morning iu the open carriage for the girls. After an early breakfast the gay party set off and amid the ready flow of wit and light laughter the long distance was soon passed. Of course, as Katie said, in passing through the village it was perfectly convenient to stop at the office. Katie received her bulky missive of foreign mark, she siezed it eager ly and began to devour its contents. But they were many and required careful peru sal, so she did not see that they were at the depot, amidst a crowd of passengers going and coming. Charlie sprang down and hurrying forward, soon returned with com pany. ' Katie,' he said stopping before tho car riage ' can't you spare a minute from your letter r She hastily glanced up, then with a sud den spring rose to her feet scattering letter and envelope in every direction. ' How, where, when !' she cried, in utter bewilderment. ' Just a few minutes ago, on the cars,' re plied the deep rich voice of Mr. Harbert. ' Come, jump up,' cried Charlie. 4 we'll scarcely have time to get home before dark.' Katie sank back too much astonished to ask questions and of all that gay, happy party, she was the most quiet. But Mr. Harbert made all explanations necessary. He was obliged to be at home by a certain day, which, if he put off coming till 24th would be impossible. He now put all his powers of pursuasion, joined by Charlie, to the task of persuading the girls to appoint an earlier day. They stoutly opposed it at first, but at last appointed the 10th instead of the 24th. And now everything was hurry and confusion. Packages to receive, letters to answer and last visits to make. But at last everything was completed and the day arrived beautiful and bright. At an early hour the guests were assembled, the happy faces of the bride's maids were next seen, then the snowy head of the venerable rector and last though not least came Charlie and Mr. llarbert. The minister took his stand at the end of the long drawing room, every whisper was hushed and all eyes were turn ed with expectant look on tho door. There is a light fluttering of dresses, low whispers and suppressed laughter; the door opens and in files the long lines of maids and grooms they take their places, then a deeper hush falls, and arrayed in their light traveling suits, tbe happy four walk slowly down the room. The words have been spoken and they are united in the holy bands of matri mony, for better or for worse. Then follow congratulations, kisses and happy wishes for the future. Hut it is time in set off for the cars and amid loviiig farewells and ten der embraces the two brides leave their pleasant home full of hopes for a long and happy future. Tell Your Wife. If you are in any trouble or quan dary, tell your wife that is, if you have one all about it at once. Ten to one her invention will solve your difficulty sooner than all your logic. The wit of woman has been praised, but her instincts are quicker and keener than her reason. Counsel with your wife, or your mother, or sister, and be assured light will flash upon your darkness. Women are too commonly adjudg ed as verdant in all but purely wo manish affairs. No philosophical student of the sex thus judges them. Their intuitions, or insights, are tho most subtle, and if they can not see a cat in the meal, there is no cat there. In counseling a man to tell his trou ble to his wife, we would go farther, and advise him to keep none of his affairs secret from her. Many a home has been happily saved, and many a fortune retrieved by man's full con fidence in his "better half.' Woman is far more a seer and prophet than man, if she be given a fair chance. As a general rule, wives confide the minutest of their plans and thoughts to their husbands, having no involve ments to screen from them. Why not reciprocoto, if but for the pleas ure of meeting confidence with con fidence ? We are certain that no man succeeds 6o well in the werld as he who, taking a partner in life, makes her the partner of all his pur poses and hopes. What is wrong of his impulse or judgment, she will check and set right with almost uni versally right instincts. 4IIelp meet' was no insignificant title, applied to man's companion. She is a meet help to him in every darknes?, diffi culty and sorrow of life. And what she most deserves and most craves is confidence without which love never free from shadows. is A party engaged in manufactur ing sheething paper, ond who re ceives 6tock from different parts of the country, lately took from three different bales first an old bridle, and then a horse collar. The as tonished manufacture immediately wrote his consignor, stating these tacts, and asking him to forward the horse in the next bale, to complete the invoice. An Oswego county (New York) paper received the following notice for publication, signed, 44 Sophia Baker ;" 4 1 forbid any lady to mar ry J7enry Smith for he is engaged and sent for his intended wife to Carthage and he has not showed his face and if he gets married 1 will arrest him and put him in stay pri son or $2,000 fine in cash.'