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The Three Little Chairs.
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They sat alone by the bright wood are.
The eray-haircd dame and the aged aire,
Dreaming of days gone by;
The tear-drops tell on each wrinkled cnecK,
They both had thoughts that they could not
speak, "' .
And each heart uttered a sign. -
For their sad aud tearful eyes descried , ,
Three little chairs placed skle by side, ; . '
Against the sitting-roam wall ; '
Old fashioned enough as there they stood.
Their scats ot flag and their frames of wooa,
Willi their backs so straight and MIL -
Turn the sire shook hia silTcry head, -
And witn trembling voice he gently saia,
' Mother, iliose empty ehaiisr ; -They
bring n such sad, sad thonghts to-night.
We'll put tlii-ua IcteTer outof sight, 4 ; ,
In the small room, up stairs."
But she answered, "Father, no, not yet.
For I look at them and 1 forget
That the children are away : :
The boys come bock, and our Mary, too,
With her aprou on, of checkered blue, . ...
And sit here every day.
Johnny still whittles a ship's tall masts,
And Willie his leaden bullets casts.
While Mary per patch-work sews;
At evening time three childish prayers
Go up to God from those little chairs, .
80 softly that uo one knows.
Johnny comes back from the billow deep,
Willie wakes from his battle-field sleep,
To say good-nigbt to me; (- r.
Mary's a wife and a mother no morc
But a tired child whose playtime is 0 er, -, .-.
And comes to rat on my knee.
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So let them stand there, though empty now,
And every time when alone we bow.
At the Father's throne to pray.
We'll ask to meet the children above,
In our Saviour's home of rest and love,
Where no child goeth away." . '
A Case with a Lady in it.
I had just taken possession of the worst
room in Diggs' tavern I was a young law
yer on my fist circuit, and Diggs kept
liis best accommodations for the old su
pers when the words, "I say BUI," and
torn MansScld burst upon mc at the same
instant ' . .. ..
Tom and I had been cronies from the time
we committed our first juvenile trespass on
Deacon Boxley's watermelon patch, till we
afterwards studied the action of that name
together in Judge Thompson's office.
"I say, Bill, I've got a case, and want you
to assist me in it."
"Ah !" said I in a consulting tone.
"A will case," he continued, "full of the
nicest kind of points, and the prettiest wo
ninn in th.. world for a client !"
"What about fees?" I inquired by way of
keeping up professional appearances.
"Hear tho mercenary wretch !" he ex
claimed. "If we succeed there will be plen
ty of money ; if we don't it will be a noble
raltsp to full in "
"That's what they said of the dashing
young chap that broke his neck in trying to
make two-forty time with the chariot ol the
sim, but it did nt mena nis mxn.
"Confound your mythology; business is
business. Let me state the case."
"Well, sfcite awav."
This was it.
John Andrews had settled in the country
when it was vouns. He had grown with its
irrowth, and was the proprietor of a half
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dozen larms, ana : one iuir uauguier, me
which he loved passing well."
His wife, the partner of the earliest and
severest portion of his struggles, had died
many years before, and his daughter had be
come the mistress of his house while yet a
As Effie increased in years,her father pros
pered ; and when at length he lound him
self the possessor of wealth, the ambition, so
common under such cicumstances, of eleva
ting his daughter to a station in life above
that in which she had been reared became
a ruling passion. The first thing was to buy
her a splendid education ; and like other
not over good judges of the article, he was
governed in his choice more by the gaudi-
ness of the coloring than by the quality of
the texture.
At the end of the usual period, Effie was
sent home "finished "that is, in every re
spect m which she could be, totally spoiled.
In one thins' only she remained the game ;
her love for her father had defied the power
even 01 a fashionable education.
A house was purchased in town, of which
Effie was made the mistress, and at which
Sir. Belden; a young gentleman of city an
tecedents, and far too nice to have anything
so vulgar as a visible calling, became a fre
quent and not unwelcome visitor. He had
just brains enough to think of providing
for the future by a scheme of which Miss
Andrews and her appurtenances constituted
the central feature. Accordingly he sighed
and lied and fawned and flattered, till Ef
fic's foolish little heart relented. '
But one difficulty remained to be encount
ered. How to cocciliate the rough old
woodsman there was the rub. He had
permitted his daughter to amuse herself
with the young dandy, much as he would
have allowed her to play with a monkey or
a poodle. Bat could he have brought him
self to tolerate the idea of her marrying any
Imdy, yet awhile for the possibility ol such
a remote future contingency may have occa
sionally suggested himself Horace Belden
was about the last person on earth, in con
nection with whom it would have been
entertained. -
When that gentleman, therefore, reported
at headquarters, and implored the paternal
sanction of his suit, he received no such
thing ; " on the contrary, quite the reverse."
Indeed, be only escaped being kicked out of
doors, by a speedy voluntary departure.
When Effie tried to talk her father over,
for the first time in his life, he flew into a
passion with her, and she dared not renew
the subject.
But Love, the little pagan, pays no respect
to the fifth commandment. The officious in
terference of parents and guardians only
renders him the more impatient and unruly ;
and the present instance was no exception!
Clandestine interviews were arranged ; acci
dental meetings teok place at the'houscs of
mutual friends, till the whole ended in the
gentleman proposing an elopement
Effie, after protesting she couldn't possi
bly think of such a thing, and after many
vain attempts to conjecture what people
would say, at last, with graceful hesitancy
consented. , . . .
Rage, frenzy, despair, are weak words to
describe the emotions of John Andrews,
when he found his house had been robbed
of its cbiefest treasure. His first impulse
was pursuit It was night when he set out
V accompanied by a trusty Scotchman, long in
ha employ and confidence. As the two
galloped along, Mr. Andrews's horse stum
bled, precipitating his rider to the ground,
and falling heavily upon him. He was taken
tip insensible, and earned to the nearest
house. A physician was called, who pro
nounced the injuries of a most serious, if not
necessarily fatal character.
As soon as consciousness returned he dis
patched a messenger for a nephew of his, a
lawyer of not verj good repute, residing in
a neighboring town.
When Mr. Jackson, the nephew arrived
he was left alone with his uncle, at the la
ter's request At the end of an hour the
doctor was summoned, and requested by
Mr. Andrews to note his signature to a pa
per to which he then affixed his name, de
claring it to be his will, and asking the doe
tor to subscribe it as a witness, which was
On his nephew's suggestion that another
witness was requisite, Mr. Andrews named
Macpherson the Scotchman, and requested
the doctor to send him in
"TnacpiiLijuu it' Bo iiwniim uuuu
some errand: but as soon as he returned, the
doctor communicated Mr. Andrews' mes
sage, and went himself to attend a sick call
in the neighDornood, not deeming nil pre
sence there immediately necessary.
When he came back, he was astonished
to find his patient dead. Bach a result had
not indeed been anticipated, but its sudden
ness took him by surprise.
By Mr. Andrews' will, which was pub
lished some days after his death, the entire
ty of his property was devised to his nephew
who had attended him in his last moments.
Everything was in due form. True, Mac
pherson, one of the witnesses, pursuant to a
previous intention, had sailed to Scotland
shortly after the funeral, and was not pre
sent before the Judge of Probate. But his
handwriting was proved, and the evidence
of the remaining witness was quite satisfac
tory. He had seen the testator append his
signature, had heard him declare that the
paper was his will, and was positive that, at
that time, ne was sound 01 mwu ami mem
ory. -
Poor Effie's crrief. when she; received the
intelligence of her father's death, was too
profound to be depended by the news of
her own disinherison. 1 ;
Under all the circumstances, one would
have thought that the young husband would
have been unremitting in tenderness, and
sympathy toward his sorrowing bride, who
had sacrificed so much for his sake. And
so ha would, had he devotedly iovea uer,
but he did not
The fact is, his whole heart, and soul and
mind were occupied with a previous attach
mentnot from another; the farthest possi
ble from that its object was himself.:. This
affection, which was of the most ardent de
sorintion. nad been met with a blighting
disappointment in his wife's loss of fortune ;
and With her unceasing gnei una cuuunutu
self accusation she suffered no reproaches
to him he had but little patience, and soon
gave her to understand as much. The man
who a month before, would have beea'ready
to put on mourning had she lost her favor
ite canary, turned his back upon her in the
hour of real affliction.
When at lenirth he was found dead, in his
bed, one nioming, after a night of carousal,
the coroner's jury said it was -the act of God"
his blessing you call it '-'
V Effie's cousin, instead of making any pro
visions for ber whose rights be had most un
righteously supplanted, left ber wholly de
pendent on others, and bad she not found a
home in the house of an old and tried friend
of ber father's, she might have gone forth a
shelterless wanderer. , -t -
Tom Mansfield, who had casually made
the acquaintance of the youhz widow, be
came warmly interested in -her cause, and
guided probably more by sympathy than
judgment had commenced an action to con-
teat the win made under the circumstances
just related.
And this was toe case in wmcn tie wisnea
myassistance. ,:',,:
- We sot up nearly all night in consultation.
There was a point which we both thought a
"beautilur one, and we devoted our princi
pal efforts to strengthen it.
Ours was the first cause on in the morn
ing. Arrayed against us was three of the
oldest and ablest practitioners in the State.
Jackson had plenty of money now, and was
himself no fool in "putting up" a case.
I felt a little nervous. It was my first case
of any importance.' I, too, as well as John
Andrew's will, was about to be placed on
trial, 1-
My' courage revived a little when our
client came in, escorted by Tom, who intro
duced me as his associate; and handed her
to her seat near our table. Pretty as a pink,
as she sat facing the jury, where Tom had
placed her, I felt that our cause had another
"beautiful point" in it 1
Almost immediately the trial began.
The evidence varied but little from that
already detailed. The attending physician
was very decided in his opinion that the
testator at the time of signing the paper in
question, was in the full possession ot his
mental faculties.
The signature of the absent witness was
sworn to by Mr. Jackson himself, who fur
ther testified that the deceased had reques
ted Macpherson to witness the instrument,
at the same time declaring it to be will.
At Tom's instance, I subjected this wit
ness to a searching cross-examination; but
he stood fin: like a salamander. He swore
that the testator not only dictated every
line of the will, but bad heard it read, and
had twice read it over himself, before execu
ting it. I gave him up in despair.
At length the evidence closed, and I rose
to present our point
It was put in the shape of a motion to di
rect a verdict for the contestant, on the
ground that the witnesses had not subscri
bed in the presence of each other.
I was about to adduce arguments and au
thorities, when the judge interposed :
" The role you claim undoubtedly was the
law, and should be so still, but a recent
statute has changed it The witnesses need
not now sign in each others presence,"
A hasty examination proved his Honor
was right, and our mam point was done for.
To our great relief, the court adjourned
for dinner. We were to sum up in the af
ternoon. That task, on our side, was as
signed to me, but 1 felt it was hopeless.
was determined, however, to take what sat
isfaction I could out of Jackson, by abusing
him as soundly as the rules of the court
would allow. And, after all, who could tell?
1 be jury might take the bit m their month,
and give a verdict in spite of the law and
the evidence. Responsibilities becomes
amazingly light when divided by twelve.
On the reassembling of court I was a lit
tie surprised as well as annoyed at Tom's
absence. Could it be that be was leaving
me in ine luren, ana staying away to avoid
the mortification of one final defeat ?
I had just risen to address the jury, when
somebody plucked me by the coat
It was Tom, his eyes fairly gleaming, and
nis wnoie irame in a tremor ot excitement.
" What's the matter J " I whispered.
" Hacpherson's here."
" What 1 the other witness t "
"Yes, just arrived, not an hour ago."
" But will it help us to call him "
"Trust me for that Put him on the
stand nt once."
"What shall I ask him!"
" No matter ; you cant go far Irom wrong ;
if you miss anything, Til prompt you."
Tom was evidently full of some mystery
with which he was: bent on taking everybo
dy by surprise including myself.
In a few words I explained to the court our
reasons lor wishing to re-open the testimony.
Jackson turned pale, and whispered ner
vously to his counsel but they shook their
head; onr application was one that would
he granted, ot course.
" Call you witness," said the Judge.
M Donald Macpherson !" shouted Tom.
. The witness, a brawny honest-faced Scot,
anvanced to the stand, and was sworn.
" 60 ahead ! " Tom whispered. .
"Mr. Macpherson, look at that signature
ana ten us 11 it is yours."
"It is."
"Do you know the signature to tho right
of it r
"Yes; that's the signature of Mr. An
drews." " Did you see him write it V
"No; but I am wecl acquent with his
"Were you requested to witness that
paper ?"
' "Yes." '
"By whomT
"By Mr. Jackson."
"Did Mr. Andrews say anything about
it!" ' - ,
"No ; he tool dead when learns tn."
There was no cross examination.
: " I submit the case without argument," I
said, resuming my seat. ,
Our senior opponent was one of those law
yers with whom it is a matter of conscience
to show fight to the last In a brief speech
he admitted it to be essential that both the
witnesses should have signed their names
before the testator's death, but claimed that,
in as much as the testimony of Jackson snd
Macpherson was in direct conflict on this
qnestion it must be left to the jury. -
wertainiy, answered his Honor. But
when he had concluded bis charge, there
wasn't much of Mr. Jackson or his testimo
ny left ' ' :'.'
The jury gave a verdict without leaving
the box. f. ,:,-,:
Tom, I am sorry fat sav. behaved very nn-
handsomely in the division of the spoils. ;
Although I was liberally paid, he took
the widow and her whole fortune for his
share, i . : .. .
As for Jackson, not being quite as consci
entious as Judas, he didn't go out and ban?
himself.; But at the rate he is going, it will
take mora law than h knnvs in inwrn 1.;
from the penitentiary.
The Scout's Rescue.
Seated in nnp. nf thn nUnha Im... i,
. hwiw rniuju ujaii
abound m and around Fort Kearney, were
mujraiuiu uo were employed in the ca
pacity of scouts by the commandant of that
post i ; ' '
'Jack," spoke one, "how long do yer
s pose we've got to hang round this shebang !
I'm trptrin' muri-r fnr uant P ; . i
' -'-. T'" 1 r 1 iiiiTiimwim ' i'i 1
Well, Bill," replied the other, "cant ex
act? MV : bnt T revlrnn tia 1 A -ui 1
- , ubu u iia ve
something for us to do before long. .
e' uougvu iw uui opinion, an
orderly at this moment presented himself,
and informed the speakers that their pres
ence was desired at headquarters. Nothing
loth, both rose to sraomnanv lhmMBiw
and were soon ushered into the presence of
win mtijifr wuiuuuiuin.
" Boys," said he, " I have some despatches
here that I wish to .forward to our new post
on the Solomon Fork. As you are both
old plainsmen, and have such a thorough
knowledge of this section of the country, I
have selected you as the bearer of these des
patches. Let me see it is now Wednesday,
and as h is important that they be delivered
within the week. I niwH twit lr if I j
pend upon your promptness. How soon will
...... m auu. At .. .. . O n ..
jwu icauj w net vul I
. Well, Major, I reckon as we kin go right
way, bein' the matter is of sich consequence.
Hey ,i Jack!" ,
"I rather 'speck we kin," responded his
. " One word more, before you go," said the
Major. I " You are aware that the red skins
are aoroad, and at their old work again, so
a little caution will be necessary." '
"We know that well enough, Major, and
you can bet you bottom dollar they'll have
to scratch hard afore they finger our h'ar."
"Well, boys, I wish you a safe journey.
Report to me as soon as you return : Good
day." -- .' :
The scouts, after this interview, proceeded
to prepare for their departure! Everything
being in proper trim, they were speedily on
their way to the place of destination. -
Nothing worthy of remark occurred on
the first day out As evening approached,
our friends encamped among a grove of
cotton-wood trees situated upon the ' skirts
of a ravine. After passing the night there,
the journey was resumed.
" Jack, keep your eye skinned, fur if I'm
not mistaken we're somewhar in the wacini
ty of tho reds, an' as the Major sed, we must
use a little extra caution. Whips and wea
sels 1 if there ain't a fresh trail a'ready.
Wow ! them fellows as made that ain't
lur'ofiV ' - :
"By ginger! Bill, yer right. Just look
yonder, cummin, round the cliff 1 I kinder
think the best thing we can do is to up and
Suiting the action to the word, both turn
ed their horses about ; hut not before the
savages had sighted them. Then commenc
ed a race for life. The enemy urging for
ward their ponies and yelling like infuria
ted demons, the scouts putting their steeds
to their best mettle. The race could not
long continue at this rate, domesticated
American horses being no mutch, in the
long run, 6r lassoed mustang ot the
" I say, Jack, we're are in for it. How
duz you feel about the ha'r ?"
" I feel as how it are a too precious arti
cle to lose, an' may I be horned by a buffer
ler if they git it yet a while "
On they sped, the pursued and the pur
suer. Matters began to look gloomy for
the friends ; the Indians were gaining rap
idly upon them, and unless something out
of the ordinary way should turn up, their
capture, if not death, seemed almost cer
tain. "I say, Jack, if we kin hold out long
enough to reach Meyer's old ranche, we'll
stand some show. It can't be more'n a
mile from here."
Spurring their foaming horses to an al
most incredible rate of speed, the ranche
spoken of was providentially reached. Af
ter leading their horses within what was left
of the enclosure, the scouts secured them
selves as circumstances would permit, and
made well ready for a closer acquaintance
with the red rascals.
Nor had they long to wait. The Indians,
who numbered a score or more, feeling con
fident of an easy victory, rode bravely to the
charge, but were suddenly brought to a halt
by seeing two of their number fall gracefully
from their ponies, then quickly wheeling
around, placed their precious persons beyond
range, not, however, before two more braves
paid their respects to mother earth.
"Hallo, Jack, there's four on 'em we've
cured a'ready."
"Yes, Bill, Spencer's pills will cure most
any disease; but I reckon they'll need a few
more doses' afore thye're convalescent, as the
doctor's say."
In the meantime, the savages, though re
pulsed in the first instance, were maturing
their plans for another attack. The situa
tion of the scouts was perilous in the ex
treme. The ranche in which they had taken
refuge served but as a partial defence, hav
ing been recently visited by the marauders
of the plains, and left in anything Imt a
sound condition. It was evident to the
minds of our heroes that, although they
might be able to hold out for a short time,
the odds were too heavy against them, and
that eventually they would he compelled to
succumb to superior force.
The savages had as yet made no further
demonstration, other than sending an occa
sional shot in the charred logs of the ranche.
But this inaction on their part boded no
good to the inmates of the rude structure.
It was apparently the intention of the sav
ages to await the coining of night, and then
under cover of darkness attempt the capture
of our friends. Just as the sun w as shed
ding his last rays over the broad prairie,
the suspicious movements of the savages
proclaimed that the time of action had ar
rived. "It 'pears to me, Jack, as how the reds
have got a new idea in their painted skulls.
I kinder thought they might leave us alone
till dark set in, an' we might have a chance
to creep outer this."
"That was my idee, too, Bill, but they
seem to be anxious for our valuable society,
an' I don't know how to prevent them 'cm."
"It does look dubcrsome. Jack, but we'll
stick to the shanty and let daylight through
some on 'em afore we go under.
The savages at this moment gave a ter
rific whoop, circled round the enclosure, and
poured in their fire from all sides. The con
flict was now terribly in earnest, more than
one brave fell to rise no more; but a contest
so unequal could not long continue.
The ammunition of the scouts was nearly
spent The wilcy foe kept up the attack
with unabated fierceness.
. "My last shot, Jack."
"And mine too, Bili"
"Heaven help us I"
"Amen !"
The prayer was simple, but effectual
"Man's extremity is God's opportunity."
The savages were to deeply intent upon
the destruction of our heroes to notice a
company of horsemen rapidly approaching,
drawn thither by the noise of battle. The
surprise of the dusky fhe was complete.
The horsemen charged through their ranks,
striking down all before them. A few made
good their escape upon their fleet footed
ponies. But far the greater numlicr had
sung their last song and fought their last
"Ranche ahoy!" shouted the captain of
the troop, "uome out there, it there s any
thing left of you."
The scouts, hearing a friendly voice, glad
ly availed themselves of the invitation.
" Well, my men, who arc you ! and how
came you here? You had pretty warm
work, judging from appearances."
" Yes, Captiog, Jack and me here was on
our way to Solomon Forks, with despatches
for Captain Thompson, but the reds came
across, and penned us in this shanty, an'
was trying to raise our ha'r when you come
"Well, my men, Tm Captain Thompson,
on my way to Kearney, so hand over the
despatches. Ah ! orders to return to head
quarters. Well, I've somewhat anticipated
them, but, under the circumstances, I could
do nothing else. My rations and ammuni
tions were running low, and the position
untenable. However, no great harm is done.
Mount, men, and forward."
Kearney was reached in safety ; the scouts
went immediately to the commandant and
told the story of their rescue.
A Tale Told Out of School.
"First person I love, second person thou
lovest, third person he loves," drawled tho
head boy in the class. The next, a little
girl took it np promptly: " Plural First
person we love, second person you love,
third person they love."
: "AU we all love."
. The interruption came in a whisper, loud
enough to be heard all over the room, caus
ing the older bovs and erirls to
giggle; and the teacher, Miss Olive Burnett,
looked up quickly, elancius? alonor thn row
Of Scholars On the 'bap.lc apnt fnnnw mnn
and women for this was a country school
.1 xT . , . . . . 1
nuu iu me wmujr. one naa come to look
for trouble in that quarter. Every day
some fresh amrravatinn
mentofthe rules and offence against the
discipline made it hard work for her, a
eirl of eighteen, tn mnint.nin IW nniim.;..
over those forty turbulent spirits constantly
incited to insubordination by the example
of their acknowledged leader, Scott Gold
rick. '
He sat there, nt rim fm-tlior i fn,.
lun.t. ..I . n I J.V .
ucm-ii 4uii 111 me comer, a good looking
hair and mutinous curve of the Hr. with
head bent low over his slate, and fingers
busy in figuring out some difficult problem
in arithmetic. But Hiss Burnett was not
deceived by the apparently studious air.
And there was an undertone of resolute
determination in her voice as she said,
looking quietly over thorforty faces before
her: 1
"These interruptions must come to an end
at once. There is a point where forbear
ance ceases to be a virtue, and I think it has
been passed. From this time out I shall
enforce every rule of the school The pen
alty fbr the next interruption of this kind
will be twelve strokes of the ruler," careless
ly balancing the slip of cherry wood in her
hand. !
The clear, bright face in the corner was
lifted for a moment, the dark hazel eye
looked steadily into Miss Burnett's blue
eyes; Only for a moment, the space of a
breath ; then the hand went on again stead
ily with that endless maze of figures, Miss
Burnett went on with her work.
Hard work it was, especially hard work
to-day.; All day long the vivid scarlet had
burned in her checks, making her passing
lovely, while her temples throbbed with
pain, and one of the children feeling her fe
verish touch, wondered "what made Miss
Burnett's hands so hot" She must not give
up though. There was too much depending
on her for that A helpless mother and two
little sisters, hardly more than babies yet,
all dependent lor the Dread tney ate upon ,
the overworked young teacher. Truly, fail
ure here would be her disaster.
But she must not fail Would these in
terminable lessons never be finished! She
wanted to go home and rest 1
Two hours of tolerable quiet and . order
and the day's work was nearly ended, when
in the midst of the last recitation came
again that interrupting whisper, plainly
heard all over the room.
For an instant Olive Burnett's heart fail
ed her. Could she muster courage enough
to furrule Scott Goldrick, the. oldest and
largest boy in the ecbool a man grown I
The thought canio at one that it was un
manly in him to try her so. But right or
wrong, her word was passed and must be
kept ; her authority was assailed and must
be maintained now or lost altogether. To
falter now was to give up all. So, calling
up all her nerve, though her head throb
bed dizzily, she closed her book quietly,
dismissed the class and faced the school as
she said slowly :
" The scholar who whispered that last
time will please step forward."
There was a dead silence for au instant.
Then Scott Goldrick left his seat and walk
ed up to where the young teacher stood. No
boyish mischief in his manner now; no
mockiDg deference ; no shade of defiance,
but, instead, a quiet manliness that was
harder to meet than any bravado would
have done.
" You can understand, Mr. Goldrick, that
this is not a pleasant duty to me," ber voice
steady, but lower than usual, so low that
some who were listening, did not catch the
words at all. " You can understand that it
is not pleasant to me to do this, but my
rules must be respected."
For an answer he bowed an 1 held out his
hand. They were counted out faithfully
twelve strokes no more, no less. Did he
know how every one hurt her ! Perhaps he
did, for his eyes were on her face all the
while, and when the last one was given he
walked back to bis seat, a little graver than
before, that was all. And the rest of the
scholars opened eyes of amazement They
bad expected high words and open defiance
at the first This new gentleness was not
fear ; they knew that well. Fear and Scott
Goldrick's name never went together. If it
was voluntary submission to discipline,
why they might as well all yield too.
Miss Burnett heard him talking to some
of the older scholars outside the door after
the roll was called and the school dismissed.
"What! resist a lady! You'll never see
me do that Besides, I deserved the ferul
ing for breaking the rules. I didn't mean
to interrupt the last time, though. I'm go
ing away to-morrow to my uncle's counting
house in C . Then the door closed,
and Miss Burnett heard no more.
Going away ! She said the words over
and over to herself, sitting there with her
head laid down on the table before her.
Going away ! What would she do, missing
day by day the bright face in the corner,
and the voice that, spite of aggravations,
without number, was still the pleasantest
voice in the world to her. What should
she do ?
The great pile of copy books there on the
table still untouched, when, ball an hour
later some one opened the door and came
in ; some one whose step she knew so well.
Scott Goldrick had come back for his books
and slate. But she did not lift her head.
He stood before her presently with the
books on his arm and his hat in hand.
"I am going away, Miss Burnett, to stay.
Will you bid mo good bye!"
Still she did not look up or speak. Ho
persisted gently.
"Have I offended you beyond all hope of
forgiveness VI
She gave bim her hand at that
"No, but "
"But you are sick, Miss Burnett !" as he
saw her face plainly. "You arc really sick.
What can I do for you ?"
"It's only a headache I have had it all
day and a touch of (ever with it, perhaps,
nothing more."
"You have been sick all day, and I have
been aggravating the life out of you," he
said, remorselessly, in his earnestness ; down
on one knee beside her chair, with a halt
bold, halt easy grace. "I have made you
trouble constantly, not to day only, but ever
since you came here to teach. What a brute
you must think me ! It was unmanly and
cowardly to act as I did. No. you must let
mc make full confessiun now," kissing the
hand she laid over his month to stop bim.
"But, Miss Burnett, you are very ill," seri
ously alarmed now at the sight of her white
face and closed eyes; for the self-control
maintained by main force all day, and up to
this moment, had given way suddenly, and
and weaker than a child she sat there, her
breath coming in little short gasps.
Unused to woman's moods and "ways,"
he was at a loss what to do. He had an idea
though, that when a lady fainted, cold water
was the thing, so he sprinkled her face with
the cup standing on the table within reach
of his hand, and manlike, he drew her down
upon bis shoulder.
She was not altogether unconscious, for
she made a weak movement to withdraw
herself from his arm, but he whispered,
"Trust mc, and lie still, will you not, till
you are better '(" conscious the while of an
odd, pleasant thrill at his heart as her face
lay so near his own that he could have
touched it with his lips.
. If be had been a dozen years older, he
would most likely have yielded to the temp
tation and kissed the roses back to her
cheeks, but there was just the least bit of
boyish timidity about him; and besides he
could not forget that he had been the cause
of this very illness, and his heart smote him
regretfully every time he looked at her.
She sent him away hy-and-by as soon as
she was able to sit up without support. She
would not let him go home with her either,
though he begged her to let him do so; she
would do better by herself she said. But
seeing the troubled' look in his eyes as he
turned away, she relented so far as to say
"I trust we part friends."
He came back to her at this, saying ear
"Can you be my friend after what you
have known of me the past two months ?"
"I can bo I am sincerely your friend."
"Thank you for that Knowing it, I shall
not carry such a sorely troubled conscience
away with me."
Ah ! ho never guessed that instead of a
troubled conscience, he was carrying Olive
Burnett's heart away with him.
It was seven years before they looked up
on each other's faces again. , Such a long,
long interval. These seven years had
changed Scott Goldrick into a successful
business man, steadily amassing his thous
ands, and alive to the brilliant, courted
young widow, Mrs. Logan.
She had grown heart sick of teaching,
and one day in a desperate mood gave it up,
and married Paul Logan, the rich land
owner. Scott Goldrick, hearing of it in the
distant city where he was living, said, "Such
a pity ! She was one woman of a thousand,
and deserves a better man than that !"
Well, Paul Logan was a better man than
Scott Goldrick's words would seem to imply,
and better still, his gold brought all com
forts to the helpless mother until she died,
and a home with all the advantages of
wealth to the little sisters. And now with
her husband two years in the grave. Mrs.
Logan went freely into society again.
"Such a lovely woman," men always said
speaking of her. And Scott Goldrick en
dorsed the verdict when he met her at a re
ception one evening, and the hostess, sup
posing them to bo unacquainted, presented
It was the Olive Burnett of seven years
ago, who smiled up at him as she said to
Mrs. Lake, "Mr. Goldrick and I are very old
'Yon remember me, then," he said, as he
led her away.
But somehow, even with this flattering
beginning, they did not seem to make much
progress in the renewal of their old acquin
tanccship. Meeting often as they did, at
party and ball receptions, at concert and
theatre and opera, there was always an un
deniable something, a distance between
them; and it was quite at the close of the
winter, that, calling one morning on Mrs.
Logan, to make his adieu before leaving the
town, Scott Goldrick lingered a moment as
he bowed his head at parting, to say, half
jestingly, but yet in earnest, too :
" Do you remember the old school house !"
"Yes, I remember. I am going out there
to sec it this coming summer."
"And I too. Who knows but what we
shall meet"
It was in the midst of the August heats
that Mrs. Logan, paid a flying visit to Rye
field, procured the key of the old school
house empty now for summer vacation
and walked down there alone one afternoon
to take a look at it
The door swung rustily upon its hinges as
she entered and looked curiously about It
was not the cleanest place in the world, for
a coat of dust, raised by the last sweeping,
had settled over everything ; but the rough
coated walls looked as familiar as ever, and
the glazed maps hanging there, and the un
paintcd wooden benches. It was in that
corner that Scott Goldrick used to sit and
remembering, a tide of recollections rushed
ewer hpr Ann aha uWm in the low-backed
chair, and laid her head down upon the
pine-table just as she had done that evening
more than seven years before.
Sitting, there buried in thought, she did
not hear the footsteps that crossed the thres
holdthat paused there at the door, and
then came to the door, while a voice said :
"Miss Burnett, I am going away. Will
you bid me good bye !"
She looked up with a little cry to meet
a pair of clear hazel eyes, to see before her a
bright handsome face, and heavy waves of
chestnut hair.
"You are really here Mr. Goldnck I I
could almost believe that the old days had
come back again."
"You used to call me Scott, then, he said
significantly, coming round and kneeling on
one knee beside her chair. "You are not
pale now, so I shall not sprinkle your face
with water," glancing at the empty cup
standing on the table, "but I should like to
have your head on my shoulder again."
She made a movement to rise, but he de
tained her.
"Don't be offended, Olive," he said earn
estly; "I made confession ol .-my sins that
night, let me make another confession now.
I think I began to love you that evening,
but I was a boy; I know now that I love
you. Your face has always been before me
as the sweetest and finest in the world. You
sent me away from you then. Don't be so
cruel again. I want to stay with you al
ways. Olive. I want to be your husband.
Mayl!", ,. v ,
For answer she put up her white hand
drew his head down upon her shoulder.
And the brown walls must have opened eyes
of astonishment, if eyes they had, to see
Scott Goldrick kissing the blushing little
woman. You see when a man falls in love
for the first time at twenty-seven, he is apt
to be desperately in earnest
And in the gathering gloom of twilight
they locked the door of the old school house
behind them, and turned their steps home
ward, not teacher and pupil now, but
plighted husband and wife.
From NT..Corr. Mobile Register.
That Horrible Chicago -Will the Wo
men read this Story t Worse than a
Chronic Mother - in - Law The
Heartrending Experience of a
Lawyer-How they Marry
in the Garden City of
the West.
I think I remarked in my last letter that I
once met a Chicago lawyer who warmly ad
vocated marriage, and who explained to me
his reason tor so doing. For such a man to
do such a thing was, to say the least, surpri
sing. I listened with breathless interest
while he gave me a brief history of his ex
perience during the first ten years of his res
idence in that celebrated city.
Said he : "I first came to Chicago fifteen
years ago. Then I was young and innocent,
which it is hardly necessary for me to say
that I am not at present I bad a friend
living here whom I had known while be
resided in New York, and conducted him
self like a civilized man in a civilized com
munity. As he had written to me to visit
himself and bis wife when I came to Chica
go, I remembered the invitation when I did
visit that city, and immediately on my ar
rival proceeded to bis house. He was not
at borne just at that moment, so I asked to
see his wife, whom I had known only a year
before in New York. In answer to my in
quiry for Mrs. De Vorse, a pretty, black
eyed girl came into the drawing-room and
received me quite warmly.
"Well, we chatted very pleasantly togeth
er until my friend came in, and I really felt
myself beginning to experience a very affec
tionate impulse towards her, supposing of
course she was his neice or cousin, or uncle
or something of that sort But in the course
of the evening I asked him whether his wife
was at home, and if so, when he proposed
to let me see her.
"To my astonishment, he replied, This
lady is Mrs. De Vorse 1 I thought you were
already aware of the fact.'
"Of course I blushed and felt horribly un
comfortable, and said that I was not aware
that be had lost poor Emily.
" 'Oh,' said he, ' Emily is very well, and
has married a partner of mine. We were
divorced, you know, about six months ago,
and I married my present wife only last
" Well ! I didn't feel quite so affectionate
toward her after that, for I bad been warm
ly attached to Emily ; but we said no more
about the matter, and I went away, vowing
never to get myself into such a scrape again
by asking alter anybody's wife. I did not
see my friend's new wife for about a month
afterward, until I one day met her in the
bouse of a mutual acquaintance, and in the
course of conversation said to ber : ' By the
way, might I ask you to say to your hus
band that I want bim to come to my office
some day next week V
" ' I don't think you know my husband,'
she replied smilingly.
" ' What do you mean !' says I, getting
rather nervous.
" Why, my new husband is named Smith,'
she answered. I was separated from Mr. De
Vorse yesterday morning, and married Mr.
Smith last night'
" I left that house pretty rapidly, and reg
istered a second vow to the effect that I
would never, to my dying day, ask a Chica
go lady about her husband again, fhe two
mistakes I had already made, as to Chicago
wives and husband, made me decidedly shy
of them. But the very next day I went to
De Vorse's store (corn, pork, and provision,)
and found bim engaged in conversation
with a terribly angular female, who looked
like a compound of a NewEngland old maid,
a Western woman's rights lecturer, and an
Arkansas squatter's wife.
" Of course I pitied my friend, and when
the terrible female had"remarked, 'I con
gratulate you on you escape ; that horrible
female would have exhausted any man's pa
tience in ten moment's conversation.' What
What was my horror when he replied: 'I
must beg you to speak more respectfully of
that lady ; she is at present my wife a fact
of which you arc ot course, unaware, as we
were married very privately last right"
"I never said a word, but fled abruptly
from his presence. Once more I swore and
I went before a notary, who had the biggest
kind of a Bible, so as to make the oath more
binding that never, never would I speak
disparagingly of any Chicago woman to any
man. After that I felt better, and for two
weeks avoided making any more mistakes.
"At the end ot thattimej however, I met
the new and angular Mrs. De Vorse, to
whom I had in the meantime been intro
duced, having the loveliest kind of a quar
rel with a big, prize-fighting looking fellow
who was apparently on the point of knock
ing her down. Of course I flew to her res
cue, and demanded to know ot the fellow
what he meant ; also, if he was aware who
that lady was, and who her husband was !
To which he briefly, scntcntiously, but as it
struck me, irrelevantly remarked, "Hell 1"
"I paid no further attention to him, but
turning to Mrs. De Vorse, said: 'Madam,
permit me to protect you from that ruffian's
"Instead of thanking me, she actually
slapped my face, and said, Til teach you
to interfere between man and wife. That's
my husband, and we've been married three
days. It's a pretty hard thing if a wife
can't stop iu the street to speak to her hus
band without having some idiot come and
make a muss about it.'
"Now," continued the lawyer, "this is
not only a true story, but it is a fair exam
ple of the continued trcuble that a man gets
into who lives in Chicago and doesn't know
bow to hold his tongue. You now understand
why I hate the Chicago customs, and why
I go in for indissoluble marriages. I never
made 3 mistake in asking a man about his
but here I haw into more awkward
places and had more fights than I can count,
just because no man or woman stays mar
ried more than a month at furthest"
We drank weak lemonade together in
solemn thoughtfulness, and I parted from
him with the feeling that, bad as it is to be
'indissolubly connected with an unpleasant
mother-in-law, 'it is better than to be con
stantly bothered by a change of wife.
Tub Eloquekcb of Deeds. Said Tho
reau, "If you would convince a man that he
does wrong, do right." A great truth well
put Error is often attempted to be put down
by argument Live it down. Prove the
superiority of truth by acting the truth. Let
it speak for itself. This is just the Book of
Evidences of Christianity which the world
most needs. We have learned and powerful
treatises, but holy and loving lives are more
convincing than whole libraries of logic
A faithful' devoted, sympathizing, consistent
Christian is an unanswerable argument In
fidelity cannot confute it There are many
in our churches who excuse themselves from
active labor in the cause of Christ, on the
ground that they have no talent for talking.
Then cultivate a talent for doing. Do Chris
tianity. Pastor and brethren will all let you
off from "speaking in meeting," if you'll live
bettter than those who talk.
The Chances for Population..
It was Stated in the discussions at Hem
phis that the eleven Southern States would
sustain a population of 183,242,000, if popuj:
lated as densely as Holland; 129,313,916, if
populated like France; 862,242,000. after
the density of England, or 190,000,000 copy
ing China. ' Mississippi could accommodate
and sustain 12,000,000 easily; Arkansas 14,
000,000, and Texas 74,000,000.' These as
sertion are easily proved, startling as they
may seem. But they are very far from
covering the ground. These eleven , States
are a small fraction of the whole. All ' of
the territory west of the Mississippi,- from
Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico'and Cali
fornia to British America this territory that
is now cut by one great railway, and soon to
be cut by more is really almost untouched
by population, and is roamed by Indian and
buffalo. Its climate is salubrious, its soil is
rich, its mines are various and inexhausti
ble. If populated it would pour an incal
culable flood of wealth to the east and west,
and make the country superior to all others
combined.. The area is vastly in excess of
that ot the eleven Southern States, so that
the two hundred and odd millions for whom
there is yet place and support in the South
must be greatly. increased---quadrupled
before the Union, as the Union is now, is
fully populated. ,
Dr. Blanc, one of the released Abyssinian
prisoners, writing to a London paper, says
of the Amharas, a tribe inhabiting near
Magdala: 'iThe women are generally, fair;
and, when not exposed to the sun, their
long, black, and neatly braided hair, their
little feet and hands, their graceful and well
rounded forms, make them comparable to
the fairest daughters of Spain or Italy.: The
Amhara's life is one round of sensual de
bauchery. His conversation seldom wan
ders to pure and innocent subjects ; and
whereas no title is so envied by the men as
that of libertine, the women are all ambi
tions of a like distinction. What is called
shame in the Amhara country is often called
virtue in ours. An 'unfortunate' is not un
derstood to be unfortunate there by any
means. The richest, the noblest, the high
est in the land are prodigals in love, or
mercenaries, or more frequently both. And
nothing is so disagreeable to an Abyssinian
lady's ear as an insinuation that she is vir
tuous, for that would be taken to mean that
she is either bad looking or for some other
reason is not favored with many lovers. In
some parts of the Galla country the family
exists in the old patriarchal form. The
father is in his humble hut as absolute as the
chief is over the tribe. If a man marries
and is afterwards obliged to leave his
village on a distant foray, his wife is imme
diately taken under the close protection of
his brother, who is her husband until tne
elder's return. The stranger invited under
the roof of a Galla chief will find in the
large smoky hut individuals of several gen
erations. The heavy straw roof rests on
some ten or twelve wooden pillars, having
in the centre an open space, where the mat
rons, sitting near the fire, prepare the even
ing meal, while a swarm ot children play
around them. Opposite thu rude door of
smalls twigs, held together by nothing but a
few branches cut from the nearest tree,
stands the simple alga of the "lord ot the
manor." Near his bed neighs his favorite
horse, the pet of young and old. In other
partitioned places are his stores of barley or
wheat When the evening meal is over, and
the children sleep where they last fell in their
romping games, the chief first sees that the
champion of his forays is well littered, and
then conducts his guest to the spot where
some sweet smelling straw has been spread
under a dried cowhide. And that is not the
end of his hospitality, which at this point
becomes rather embarrassing to the married
traveler. But the strange way iu which the
guest is honored must not be set down to
licentiousness; it really is simplicity."
How to Keep Cool. The following sim
ple hints from the Scientific American, are
useful to remember during the warm weather
of the present season :
" Be sparing in your diet, which should
consist principally of fruits, berries and ve
getables. Avoid everything of a greasy na
ture; also spices, condiments and sweets.
Drink nothing but water. Chew nothing
but food, chew that well, but do not chew
too much of it Excess in eating is one of
the principal causes of that lazy, listless, re
laxing feeling experienced by so many per
sons in hot weather. Dress lightly and
change often. Wear nothing at night which
is worn during the day. Bathe the body
every morning with cool or cold water.
Keep a clean conscience as well as a clean
body and clothing, and dontget excited. It
uncomfortably warm at any time, immerse
the hands or feet, or both, in cold water for
a short time, or let a stream of cold water
run upon the wrist and ankles. This will
cool the whole body in a short time."
A Jersey genius has invented a device for
watering horses when traveling or at work,
by which their thirst may be assuaged with
out stopping. It appears to be more par
ticularly designed for the benefit of draft
animals of city street cars. The bit of the
bridle or head-stall is made hollow, and has
attached to it a flexible tube connected with
a tank carried in or on the vehicle. By
pulling a string, the water is caused to flow
into the bit, and thence through a suitable
orifice in the horse's mouth. This beats the
apparatus for filling locomotive tanks with
out stopping.
A Western politician, in speaking of a
rival, said : " Pilkins is of great use to ob
serving men. Straw shows which way the
wind blows, and at a straw, Pilkins has no
equal in the country 1"
Married, at Chapel Hill, on the 15th inst, by
Kev. K. 8. Webb, Mr. Alvis Pxkbkbobass to
Hiss Celina Gattis, daughter of John M. Gat
tls, Esq. All of the vicinity of Chapel Hill. ;
Harried on the evening of the 25th Inst., at the
African Methodist Episcopal church in this city,
by Rev. Robert Lucas, Austih Dubstok to
Miss Lon Haywood, all of this city.
Married, in Salisbury, on the 23M inst, by
the Rev. J. C. Thomas, Mr. Horatio N. Wood
son to Miss Magoib, E.,. daughter of Mr. G.
E. and Elizabeth Bostian.
Married, in Salisbury, on the 12th inst, at
the rcisdcnce of John A. Snyder, Esq.. by tho
Rev. C. Plyer, Mr. J. H. Krider, of Rowan
county, to Miss Laura Weakt, of Salisbury.
Died, in this City, on Tuesday night 24th Inst,
Chahles Pekctval, infant son of Rev. W. E.
and Mrs. V. C. Pell, aged six months and two
days. .... -
Died, in Wilmington, of consumption, on the
17th instant at the residence of Dr. Thomas D.
Carr, Jolia Bell, wife of Dr. William E. Carr,
aged 33 years. .
Died, at Kinston, N. C, on Sunday August
zzna., (J-ksaji iSBTAN, colored, aged one bun'
dred and ten years. . .
Died, at his residence in Wayne County, on
Monday the 23d lost., CoL Aaroh F. Moses, in
the 7oth year of bis age.
Died, on the evening of the 19th inst., at his
residence near Joyners, N. C, in the 22nd year
of his age, of typhoid fever, Mr. Christopher
Columbus Barses. .
Died, in Kinston, N. C, on Saturday morn
ing, August 21st, Mrs. Aas Eliza., wife of Reu
ben Wallace, aged 52 years. - . , ..
Johxstow Cocitt. Belor. SnapnaRD Sniad,
3. P.
J. J. Overby, ' 1 : '" :'' ; ' ' ' :
against Attachment". '- 1
C. M. Fropea. ) .-. .-
THE above named Plaintiff complains, and at -leges,
that the Defendant C. M. Propea, is
Indebted to him in the anm of Eleven Dollars
and Ninety Cents ($11.80), due for goods sold
and delivered, and cost and expenses of War
rant of Attachment issued and returnable be
fore Shepherd 8nead, Esq., a Justice of the Peace
for Johnston conntv, at his office in the town of
Smithfleld, on the 20th day ot September next,
when and where the Defendant is required to ap
pear and answer the complair.t.
Dated 23d day of August, 1869.
J.J. OVERBY, Plalntlft
aug 26 . , 503 w4w
AT RICHMOND, o ' ' 1
THE next Anneal Course of Lectures will
commence on the FIRST MONDAY in Oc
tober, 1869, and continue until the 1st of March
following. The organization of the school Is now
more complete than at any former period, with
ample means for the Illustration ot the lectures
in the several departments. CLINICAL IN
STRUCTION at the College Infirmary, Howard'
Grove Hospital, and City Alms-houses.
Fxss : Matriculation, S5 full course of lee
tares, $120; demonstrator of anatomy, $10; grad
uation, $30. '
Board, $20 to $30 per month. For a copy of
the annual announcement, containing full par
ticulars, address L.8.JOYNE8, M. D., .
aug 7 wow Dean of the Faculty.
THESE 1 celebrated artificial limbs are again
brought to the attention of the Medical
Faculty and people Of the South by the Original
Inventor. ! They have been twenty-three years
before the public, and have secured, both In this
country and Europe, the unqualified endorse
- The Society de Chirurgie of Paris, perhaps the
first surgical tribunal 01 tho world, after twelve
years Investigation, pronounced decidedly in favor
of the unquestioned superiority of the Palmes
Fifty Gold and Silver Medals (or u first
prizes"), Including the GREAT MEDALS ot the
WORLD'S EXHIBITIONS, have been awarded
to Dr. Palmer. , .;:!.. 1., .
- Dr. Palmer directs the manufacture of bis Pa
tent Leo' and Arm, aided by men of- the best
qualifications and greatest 'experience. He is
specially commissioned by the Government, and
has the patronage of the prominent Officers of
the Army and Navy.. TWENTY GENERALS,
North and South, and more than a thousand lea
distinguished officers and soldiers of both Ar
mies, nave worn the Palmer Lirats on active
duty, while still greater numbers ot eminent civ
ilians are, by their aid, filling important positions,
and effectually concealing their misfortune' the
whole number reaching ten thousand persons
wearing. Palmes Limbs.
Office Sup. U. S. A. General Hospitals,
. . Cincinnati, Ohio, March 15th, 1866.
Having acted as Medical Director during three
years of the war, it became my duty to give or
ders for artificial limbs to mutilated soldiers,
and as DR. B. F. PALMER'S LIMBS wen great
ly preferred, a large majority of the ordert vert
given on him to furnish the necessary limbs. 80
tar as my knowledge extends, the limbs luralsh
ed by Dr. Palmer have given most satisfaction,
and this also is the teetiriumy of ioepital stewards
and non-commimoned officer on duty at the va
rious hospitals in my charge, who have had op
portunities of seeing the men after they had re
ceived and used the limbs furnished to them ;
and I have therefore no hesitation in saying that,
in my opinion, they are preferable to all olhen.
WM. 8. KING,
Brevet Colonel and Surgeon, U. 8. A.
Raleigh, N. C, April 4, 1866.
Dr. B. Frank Palmer Lear Sir: It affords
me much pleasure to acknowledge the great suc
cess of your professional treatment in my case,
which is one of the most difficult kind to treat,
my foot being amputated by the Chopart method.
The mechanism is complete in all respects light,
comfortable and strong and I walk perfectly . I
am convinced, alter careful examination of a great
number of patents, that the Palmes Ivnbt are
superior to all others, and strongly recommend
the adoption of them by my mutilated comrades
of the South, feeling assured that no other manu
facturer can produce a limb so perfect
Very respectfully, '
," . A. D. C. to the late Genl. T. J. Jackson.
Amputation three Inches below Knee Leg wen
Twelve Tears without Repairs-Side Knee
. Joints net wen eat la that time
' Boykds's Depot, Southampton Co., Va.
Da. B. Frank Palmer Sear Sir: It affords
me the utmost pleasure to inform you that 1 have
worn one ot your Patent Legs during the last
twelve years, with a satisfaction that has been
wholly beyond my expectations. The limb has
given no pain or trouble in all that time. I walk
with perfect ease and comfort, without a cane,
and a person not acquainted wonld not notice
lameness. It is a remarkable fact that the limb
has had no repairs, except a little attention given
to it by myself, in twelve years ; and it is now in
snch good state of preservation, that I think ex
pending ten dollars on it' will put it into good
walking condition. The new limb which you
have just supplied I find com more perfect in its
action. Tour very ob't servant
Pendleton, Anderson Co., 8. C, April 24, '66.
Dr. B. Frank Palmer Dear Sir: I am happy
to inform you that the trial I have now given
yonr Patent Leg, leaves me no reason to doubt
that it deserves all that oaa been said in its praise.
I am convinced that it is the best Patent Leg in
the world, and I shall be glad to learn that my
mutilated friends in the South are so fortunate
as to select this incomparable aubstitute. My
limb was amputated within two inches of the
knee, in consequence of a wound received in
battle in front of Richmond. On the first trial
of the Palmes Leo, I was able to walk without a
cane, and with the utmost comfort and facility.
I shall avail myself of an early opportunity to
show the limb to Governor Orb, from whom I
bad the honor to receive an introduction to you,
and I am sure the Governor will gladly recognize
the great superiority ot your beneficent invention,
and send others to you for relief
Very truly, your obedient servant .
Capt Co. B. Palmetto (S. C.) Sharpshooters.
Charleston, 8. C, Feb. 24, 1866.
B. Frank Palmes, LL. D.,
- No. 1609 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
Dear Bib': When about to leave your city in
December last you desired me to communicate
the degree of success I should attain in the use
of your " Artificial Arm." I now do so with
pleasure; first, because it is but Jast that yon
should enjoy the benefits which properly ought
to accrue to the exertion of ingenuity so humane
in its designs and beneficial in ito results to the
maimed ; and becausu the benefit I continue to
enjoy from its use, places me under obligations
to the author of so great a boon toman. I am free,
therefore, to say in all candor that your Arm is a
decided success, and affords me conveniences and
comforts quite beyond my most sanguine expec
tations. ; I was a staff officer in the late Confede
rate 8tates army; was wounded in the left arm
on 3d April, 1865, and suffered its amputation 00
May 8th following. My stump is only two and
half inches long. ' Tour Arm was attached De
cember 23d, since which time I have worn it every
day, and lrequently at night while asleep, with
out the slightest inconvenience or annoyance. I
believe it to be superior to any which 1 have yet
heard of. With its aid I manage easily a round
rule in keeping a set of books, and the ordinary
silver fork at table. It serves to keep my paper
in position while writing, and grasps a watch
with sufficient firmness when winding it up. - It
is easily gloved and ungloved. Iu line, I enjoy
many uses from it which, to the untutored, would
seem impossible. Ton are at entire liberty to
use this letter in such manner as you desire.
With much personal good-will,
I remain, truly yours, :
Captain, &c, fcc
;'W know, from experience, the value of this
limb, aud have no hesitation in recommending
it to the public as the best now iu use. Ed. of
To avoid Fraudulent Imitations (many of
wuitu nj now uuerea 10 me puDUC,) apply only
to the Inventorr '
. 1 1609 Chestnut Street Philadelphia,
julySO , .. 197d2aw-ifcw3m ,
It is authentically stated that one-fifth of the
innaoiiania 01 mis country and .Europe die of Con
sumption. No disease has been more thoroughly
studied, and its nature less understood ; there Is
no disease upon which exists a greater diveiaity
of opinion and no disease which has more com
pletely baffled all medical skill and remedial
agencies. . 1..
- 8ome of the promineut symptoms are Cough,
Expectoration, Shortness of Breath Irritation
about the Lungs and Chest darting, Pains In the
ana iracK, .cmaciauon, ana general negative
condition of the whole system.
' Persons suffering with this dread disease, or
any oi. iu concomiianw, anouia lose no time In
atored to health. The '"- '
1 REV. E.' A.' '-WlLS01(rS ,
' Prepared Prescription for the Cure of " 1
Cnsnmption, Alt fcaia, , Sronchitii
Coughs, Colds,
u, thiiat m ust arrtcTiMi, !
tw 4 Via tua nf htfll. a ... a. ....
with a severe lung affectfon dtoatd3S
jers with the most marked success "n
A. WON,165SouthV5tL wfn?0420
Kings Co., New fork ' Wu""nburg,
tion and mre?tlon for prerjati.
case wlth55.nWtol f Ma
obtained f tree of charge? M? wi?nre- can
or by callingon or addrewinr 48 ,boT
- "i"uno E HATWOOD
Dec. 15, 186 ; P"1 Raleigh, N.'c '
: . W0 wly.
Rnmra .
Sonera ju.VrifSJefb,Ul,f 'eentary
at the Bkstore 0f fr, Ml U P
S - 49-Sm
susthicoohST clebk'8 tob
. ExeMttr Department f North Csru.
W . "J."U1, IOCS)
HEREA8, Official Information hu b.
. r.liTei at a" Department that a vaeaaS
torial District in the Senate of North CarolCi
Now, therefore L, W. W. HOLDEN. GoveSii
of the State of North Caroling hj Virtue of,?
thority vested in me by Section 15, Article 2 iZ
thp fltate Conatitntion. do iun m. d 1
tion, ordering an election to be held on Thai
day, October Tth, 1869, for the purpose of choal
J.W. Osborne, deceased. 601
Done at our City of Raleigh this the aitk
, . fourth year ot our Independence.
; , f W. HOLDES; Governor.
ujr vue uuveruur:
n. ni kicbabssos. rnvatc secretary,
aug 21 i 498-lUwtdwtd
Execatlve Department sf garth Csrsihu.
Wi ,; - Raleigh, August 20th, 1869
EAS, Official information has ben
received at this Department that a vacant
exists in the representation from the 8th Sen,.
tonal llBinci iu llie oeuaia ui i.iunu laroiuu.
Now, therefore L, W. W. HOLDEN, Goverti:
of the State ot North Carolina,' by virtue of .
thority vested In me by Section IS, Article 3
the State Constitution, do issue this Proclaua.
tion, ordering an election to be held on Than,
day, October 7th, 1869, for the purpose of choca.
ing a Senator from the said District in place ni
D. J. Rich, deceased. 1
Done at our City ot Raleigh this 20th dit
l. s. of August, 1869, and in the ninety'
fourth year of our Independence.
I W. W. HOLDEN, Governor
By the Governor:
-. W. R. Richardson, Private Secretary.
aug 21 ; lawdtdwtd
ON his own account, anfi will keep constants
on hand a large stock of i . UJ
School,' Standard and Miscellaneous Books
Music. Account and Blank Books, Fine '
Pulpit and Family Photograph Bibles,
Testaments, Prayer aud Hymn
Books, Albums, Photographs and
Stationery la great variety,
Perfumery, Soap and Fancy Articles,
Together with every article usually keptio tha
Book and Stationery line.
His stock is
(having no old stock,) and suited to the present
wanto of the trade, all of which will be sold at
prices as low as can be had of any houseintho
He will furnish any book at
and will procure any book not on hand on the
shortest notice.
Orders are solicited and will meet with prom D
attention. r "
Successor to
Agent for Wilcox & Gibbs' Sewing Machines.
June 9; . 86 w&d3m
Northern and European Settlers,
Improved Farms, Timber and Mineral
Lands, Houses, Mines, Water
Powers, &c.
Also of
Cotton, Tobacco, and Saval Stores,
On consignment, and advances made on same
Tor Improved Agricultural Implements, Fertil
izers, Machinery, fcc
OB "' "
Mortgage or other SoonrltloB.
Those having Lands or Farms for sale, will
find it to their interest to communicate with this
Geo. Little, Trest. R. W. Best, See. & Treat.
' , Directors at Raleigh:
Hon. R. W. Best, late 8ec of State
. CoL Geo. Little, " U. 8. Marshal
Geo. W. Swefson, Raleigh Nations. Bank.
R. Kinosland, late of New Tork City.
' Directors at New Tore :
A. J. Bleeckbb, Agent at new Tork and Bos
ton, 77 Cedar Street, New Tork City,
ang 3 404 ddswSm
IrsB-Fsinders, nil-Wright) aid lachlnlsts,
8nov Camp P. 0., Alamance Co., IT. C-
i Are Manufacturing
Improved Horse-Powers and Threshers, Straw
Cutters, Corn-Shellere, Cane Mills, Saw and
' Grist Mill Irons of every Description,
Shafting, Pulleys, Gearing, fec
I Also, are Manufacturing an '
Improved Turbine Water Wheel,
Which at no distant day, It is believed will su
percede the Overshot-Wheel in most situations,
where economy, durability and efficiency are
properly considered. - r .
lf Mill owners and others who use water for
the propulsion of machinery, are particularly
requested to give this Wheel an examination be
fore sending their money North lor one not so
This Company is an association of Practical
Mechanics, who have been engaged In this par
ticular business for more than twehtt-fivi
tears, and are qualified from long training, and
practical experience, to make thorough work of
any job entrusted to their care; together with
the LOW PRICES at which work has been put
nnder the ready-pay system, lately inaugurated
in this country, will make it to the interest of
those wanting any thing in our line to give us s
call. aug 11 w4w
' ' j Superior Court.
Jno. M. Goodwin, by Plaintiff, Eliaha J. Barkot
. Guardian, against M. D. Hathaway, Defendsa,
Attachment. .......
IT appearing to the satisfaction of the Court
that a cause ot action exists in favor of the
plaintiff and against the defendant, for the sum of
Eleven Hundred and Eleven dollars andonecent,
due by bond dated 1st July, 1860, and payable one
day alter date; that summons in said cause has been
issued against said defendant, returnable to this
Court, and that said Hathaway is a non-reeident
of this State, ordered that publication be made
four successive weeks in the Raleigh Standard,
notifying said defendant te appear and answer at
the Court House in Edenton on the 1st Septem
ber next, or judgment will then and there be
taken against him.
Witness Wm. R. Skinner, Clerk of said Court
ai onice in taeuion, wis 1st day oi Aug., "
R. SKINNER, Clerk.
.; . . i -i Bertie Cowrer. f
, Superior Court To FaU Term. .
Sarah Wr Jaivis against Louis N. Jarvis Action
. for Divorce.
IN THIS CASE It appears that defendant U
not a resident ot the State of North Carolina.
It la ordered by the Court that advertisement
he made for six months in the North Carolina
Standard notifying the dclendent Lewis N. Jar
vis to appear at October Term of Bertie Supe
rior Court 1869, begining the first monday in
October and then and there appear and answor
and show cause to the contrary or a decree for
divorce from the bonds of matrimony will be
entered against him.
Witness Wm. P. Gurley, Clerk of said Court.
16th August 1869.
..! WILLIAM P. GURLET, Clerk. -aug
2a . .. , . 497-wiw.
, ( ' , COM POUED
"-"'"'! nueumausm, 4c
tA TJNrVEBSAT tv-ivt mu-
tor all Malarial diseases, and of disease) rejui l
tag a general tonic imnreuim. ' J
Prepared only by Dr. N. A. H. GODMN, an 1
(Successor to J. H. Baker & Co.) Proprietary".!
loan J TIT. l i . . -ri...ari)Tt
assvub aiiu n nuipu ti naaio in r-a T fill l Maniiiiniw
curious, Virginia. . jy ai wly
MUM V W OW liuna & j 7. -
er, including the celebrated
Corliss Cut-ofl Engines,
Slide Valve Stationary En
gines, Portable Engines,&c
Also, Circular, Mulay and
Gang Saw Mills, 8ugar Cane
Mills, 8hsfting, Pulleys,
&c. Lath andShingle Mills,
Wheat and Corn Mills, Cir
cular Saws, Belting, oVo.
1 L ocA Uahh Dnw
I?r and Price List T"
wua m.Ana i cnia.co.,
rm is - kit utwem
Raleigh' Natioaal Bank of Korsa Cm
"Hi ., !
THE Directors have resolved to (nr?JfjSe u
clpltalSloclc of this Bank to FIVE HtTlJ
DRED ''tuuVBASD DOLLARS. Persona wtoh-
mcatewilh " "g,

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