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CHARLOTTE, N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1896.
VOLUME XUFtfUMBER 2273
Professional
"Jr. GfciO. W. GRAHAM,
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Practi'.-i! limited to Eye, Ear, Nos-
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T01D1IE SLICK: THE LIFE OF A COUNTRY LAD,
SLICK WAS BROUGHT CP
TO BEGIN WITII BE TROCBIESHIS OLD SCHOOL TEACHER
I"KOM THE START.
jo. lue uiose oi me second year
we nnd lorn "-landing arnoncr the
UlBt in his cli B int. i 11 T in hrntra
but in every respect. He was a
uiever KiLo-uenr'ea boy and one
i i i i . .
that loved lui. No boy enjoyed a
j ke belter than did Tom Suck. Ho
was a leader in all the pranks play
ed on his ftl'.ow-students. All
crowds lb. t went out for fun had
Tom as one of the members. When
Tom returrel in the fall of bis Jun
l r year, ho took a boy from bomo
with him. The boy that went along
was a iai lean, lank, country look
ing boywith a brilliant min i. The
boy was very green. lis had not
been away from home much. So
he wa uud r Tom's care. Theb ys
that kn ew T n wtieeciry Icr the
freshman, fir they knew that he
would bo carrud through.
1 be second night alter tbe two
boys had arrived and taken room-
in the college building, Tom decided
to have s tae lun at the expense of
ihe new ld About 12 o'clock
when all was beginning to be
quiet
and Tom and his
room mate bad
re irod,"ihe sound t-f footsteps were
beard in the distance. They camo
nearer ana nearer. J be new comer
lay panting by Tom's side tor ho
had heard so much of the '"mollies."
Tom had prepared him to expect
almost -nuyihin . The hcund came
to the foot of tho stairs that led up
to loins room It hushed for a
few minutes. All was still as death.
But ith a dash the crowd came
rushing up the steps. At 1 m s
door the crowd stopped and gently
tapped. Tom never moved. Ihe
tapping came again, but to no avail.
The latch tinned and the freshman's
eyes fl j w i o open. He wa scared al
most to death. In stepped a ghostlike
figure robed in a long white gown.
One alter another cma in till the
room seemed almost lull. All wer-
dressed in the same manner. Not
face could bo soon. In the bunoh
was a t II fellow with a well devel-
pid body. II said: "sniff, I smell
i Iit-su-van. lOffl appeared to oe
sound asl-ep. 1 netall tellownor-
i? u-jd: ' Freshman get up from
there." . No quicker than said, the
scared boy sprang out of the bad,
with eyes spread wido oppn. "Uanct
here for tnese moUies.'said tho
tall mar. Tom was in the bed
ready to burst with laughter as his
poor-fnghened room-mate began to
tear up splintors with his bare feet
as he danced. After he had hit
about a dozen licks he . was com
manded to stop Then the tall raol
lie ordered him to speak for the
the crowd. He obeyed and gnve the
crowd a few lir.es in a trembling
tone Then a 1'hw swipes with the
b acking brush finished the obedient
trexhman for that night. Ihe crowd
moved out and Tom groaned as if
wking from a deep sleep. Mis room
mate was searching in vain for some
water to wah his face. He found
that the water had all been
poured out by the visitors. Tom saw
mm and asked in a serious tone:
"What in the world is the matter
Joh?" John ropliod: lta crowd of
tellows in white gowns blacked me.
Tom rolled out of the bed laughing.
Hj was tickled to deaeh. From that
night on Tom gave that boy a hard
time under the pretence of taking
srood care of him. A few Dights
after the blacking the crew had
piid its most s? eking
respects to
John, T. m ask him i', he would not
i ,-j . . I
iikt to go and steal somo apples
John was rigtit in for it. He know
ihat all college boys plucked apples
fresh from tho trees. Iu the c od
hat n;ght was J hn, Tom aud an
other boy. Tom had all prepared.
The three apple thieves made
their way across a freshly -plow
ed field, across a rock wall and into
an orchard in the back lot of one ol
the citizens of the town. Tom said
tust betore reaching mem, -xoys
.his is a lutla dangerouf-; the old
oian M. may shoot at us tonight.
i
So we must be mtgnty quiet, kj i
arriving under the trees, loaded with
tine winter app es, the boys began
to fill their sacks. They were pro
grossing, whe : "bang bang,"
went a pistol. Ihe fellow that was
with John and lom tell and criod;
O ! I'm fho?! ' Tom wheeled and
run like wild and beckoned for John
o follow. G?er f -nces, biiars and
-uilie- the bys went. JLn
lost his hat early7 in the chsr; but
he did not stop to ret it. In tbt
race Tnn dodged him. It was 3
o'clock next m rmng before J hn
got back to his r o n. He had heen
dodging about in the woods. When
ih truth was known the boys who
lul the stealing, the one that
fell like sh )l. and Tom, bad got
ten together ard proceeded to eb8S
John in a qi et way for several
hours. They kept him surrouded
in the pines. Hut when h arrived
at his room ho found Tom there,
apparrndy fast asleep Next morn
uig ev rybody but Tom knew the
I ke. JiiVer boy he met had some-
hmg to fay-about a boy being
-h t. John was afraid to ask any
questions. Hi would not ask Tom,
even.
John was a peculiar fellow. II
was bright in books but dull in th
practical things of life. He would
tot take a hint, nor would he learn
from experience. At heart he was
a good, moral, religious boy, but
now and then he thought it best to
become wild to suit a certain crowd.
Ha would talk big about drinking
'intH the I'q'ir cme and then he
would be gone. Ha was a brave boy
till the timo came to fight then be
- HIS Rtnitnrama. .
v a aj -m x -a. uui
was away somewhere. He was a
well raised boy f-ying to play the
wild boy. Consequedtly he was al
ways ready to join the boys in a ''lit
tle fun " Tom made his life desper
ate. The time passed on and Tom
got his sheep tkin. He had a hard
time getting through, his money
gave out. Bat he was a good schem
er when u come to making money
to meet his ob igations. When his
class graduated, he did too. When
commencemdnt was over he had to
borrow money to get off with. He
had many friends in the little col
lege village and f -und no trouble in
securing tho desirtd amount. At
once he went to bis home in the
country and there spent about ten
days.
During the spiing term ofhisju -Dior
year he wrote Sillie a note ask
ing her if she would cone joid
with him She wrote him from her
home in the country that she would
with pleasure. Tom was elected.
From that day on he was faithlul
to Sallie. Every week brought him
a letter from the girl that had so
won his aucc ions, lom was anx
ious to see her during his vacation
in the tuinmer, but iu order to make
some mouey he went to a place tar
away from his hom-i and missed Ber
ing her till the summer after be
graduated. Ten days alter he grad
uated he went straight way to see
her. Fate was against him. She
I
had gone away ihe day before.
Nothing could stop him. Ha board-
eu me train anu went wnere sue
was visiting. She was glad to see
htm. lis had written her some love
letters and she had made fun of him
Bn his bstifulnets was over and
his love for Sillie made him cqnal
to anything He asked her when he
met her on the door steps if he could
have a short talk with her, and che
granted if Tom went right to bus
mess. Hi told her that he loved her
and would like to know if she
i bought she could ever return it.
It was sudden to her and she iaugt -ed
at him. But whtnsho saw that
Tom was in dead earnest t-ho ceased
iaugbing and toid him to call again.
ll-d Went again and went soon and
still she laughed at him. When
they parted that day -Tom was
gloomy and despondent. Life to
him was no longer pleasant but a
drudge. When his hopes of gaining
the girl that he bad so dearly loved
and lived for had fl..d, he became
desperate. Bit S ilLe gave him one
more chance. She appointed the
time to meet and then she w..uld be
prepared to say yes or no. lom
w anled the
day to come and he
didn't want it to come. He
was anxious to hear the anower,
yet, he feared it.
Daring vacation he secured some
luera'isre work He suddenly sprung
into prominence and the people in
his neighborhood began to recog
n'ze and upprreiite hiB ability. He
cared not for that, to him money
and fime meant nothing. IIj was
confident of bis success except with
the blonde-Oiaired girl. He feared
nothing else. The appointed day
came and he cille l on her. lis was
afraid to ask her what she had dt
not cided on. FuiaIljT he did, and she
told him that cbe did not and oould
love him. It was a sad day for Tom.
As they sat on a bench in the green
jrass by a b ibling spring, he grew
jQ aud nis ntjart seemed crushed
. . i .
But he soon recovered and told her
that, to hiiiyt meanteverythiug She
seemed sd, but would not retract.
It was over; Tom was troubled in
deed.
In a few days he took the train
and went far away to a distant
town. All was sad to him. The
futuro had nothing in store lor him,
n Dre8ern mood. But before
or)g the cloud passed away and he
made up his mind to make a man
of himself and remember that bailie I
had done til that she could. She
had told him tho truth as she
bought. Tom's mind was made up
and he never expected to see her
again. For 3 weeks he did not
write to her. S;,me time afier Tom
had left borne he was suddenly call
ed back. Oje day while walking
across tho fttreet in the little town
near h.s home he met Sallie face to
face. Sue reached oat her hand and
greeted Tom with a smile. She
said: "I'm so glad to ee you, when
are you coming to see rarf You
must come soon, I wish to talk to
you. Tom was surprised, but did no
stop. But later in the day he saw
her again and ak d her if she meant
it, h"i) s'e said the wished to talk
to b'ra. Sae told him that she did
They made an engagement and
both seemed delighted.
continued next week.
the oracle of cookery.
Sirs Rorer on the "Diet for the Sick-"
Mrs. II rcr's subject yesterday af
ernon, "Diet For the S ck," natur
ally attracted
a large number ot
trained nurs-s
via gc 1 1 sis ihH ii 4 ii h I
number of
anxious bouse keeper-,
w ho drank in eagerly every word
which fell from the tips of the mod
ern oracle ot cockery.
The adapt ability of certain foods
for certain diseases was the firsi
subject takes up. 'Remedial rela
tions of food to disease is a subject
to which to little attention is gtven
by diet makers. In the hoe pi al as
well as in the home, a unitorm diet
lor a!l patients is tb rule and not
the exception. A common diet tor
healthy people even is not to be
recommended, while for the sick
there should be as many distinct
diets as there are d seases or even
palieDts. . -
'The nurse should rememaer that
aH starchy foods must be thoroughly
cooked to be easily digested, while
food containing albumen is lees
troublesome when underdone. There
is a general impression that beef ex
tract is noarshiug in its self, but
such is not the cuse; it consists
merely of the s.imulative proper
ties ot meat, and should be admmis
tered as a stimulent and not as a
food. Bef tea, however, can be giv
en in- touch larger quantities than
beef extract, btexuse- it is diluted,
but it, too, is a stimulent, and uot a
food."
Here is Mrs. Hold's recipe for
he preparation of beof tea which
does not lose one drop of nourish
ment in the process of making.
Chop one pound of lean beef very
fine, add to it a pint of cold water,
soak two hours, and stand over the
fire till it reaches 1C5 Fahrenheit.
Strain through a colander. Ada
the white of one egg, slightly beat
er; put back over the fire just one
moment, straiu again through cheese
cloth. Season with salt and put at
once in a cool place.
1 diets of bird was the firnt prac
tical dem mstration in tho afternoon
esson. While dwelling upon its
merits Mrs. Rorer singed a small
bird, removed its intestines through
an opening under the breastbone,
sponge aud wiped it dry and then
removed the fidets with a ehrp'
knife, CDoking according to the fol
owing recipe. Ramose the breasts
from the birds, carefully place them
in a baking pan, put a little stock in
pan, dust lightly with salt and
peper and cook quickly m a hot
oven for fifteen minutes. Serve on
and a square of toasted bread with
sauce from the pan poured around.
Calf s-foot jelly was the next item
on the list and woiie preparing it
Mrs. Rorer expatiated on the value
of gelatine as & medium for convey
ing other substances into the stom
ach. "While gelatine is a nutritious
article of diet its f od value is not j
Infinitely known. By physicians i
s regarded as a lubricator of the
human machinery and a- a preven
tative of wear of tissue. It is iu
valaablt- as a means oi in'r ducng
milk or other Blim ilents into the
stomach without ihe knowledge of
tb.-? patient. We all k iow that in
telligently administered fod often
acts where medicine has' failed and
nurse who understands th art of
teeding is valuable to the physi
cians.
For call's-foot jelly: Four calve's
feet, six quarts of co!d water, juice
of four lemons, t'o inches of stick
cinnamon, one pound of white sug-
ar,juice of two oranges, whites ot Z
eggs; clean, wash and scrub 'the
calves' feet in cold water. Put them
n a soup kettle with the s x quarts
of cold water and simmer slowly for
eight hours.- It should be reduced
to two quarts. Strain into erthen
bowl aud stand away until next day.
In the morning remove sll the fat
from surface and sediment from bot
torn of jelly. Putin a kettle and
stand over fire: add cinnamon, sug
ar, lemon, orange juice, whites of
the eggs, slightly beaten and the
shells crushed. Mix all together and
boil bard, without stirring, for 20
minutes. Now throw in a gill of
cold water; let it come again to a
boil, then stand on side of range and
keep closely covered for a halt hour.
Dip a fl innel jelly bag into boiling
water and hang over a bowl. Pour
joily into a bag and drip slowly.
Turn into mouids and stand in a
cold dace, lf'wiueis used half a
pint of sherry may be added before
pouring into " olds.
The dainty serving of invalid's
food was also strongly insisted upon
bv the lecturer. "The method of
serving an invalid's food is not the
least important item in the duty of
the n..rse. The meal, however slight,
ehould be dressed in daintiest form
an served as attractively as possi
ble. A s;ck person's eye is the sen
tinel of the mouth, acid must be ca
tered to accordingly.
A recipe for milk jolly, another
elicate food containing gelatine,
was also given. C ver hilt a box
of gelatine with a quarter of a cup
of cold water, soak half an hour.
Put a pint of milk into a double
boiler. When hot add gelatine,
alf a cup of sugar; take from the
fire and t rain. When cold but not
thick, add (our tablespoontuls of
sherry, turn into moulds and stand
aside.
WHAT IS WOMAN'S CHARMING AGE ?
View of Various Men Good Words for
er at Sixteen and Sixty Years.
Ne v York Sun.
I was certainly a strange mneci
for them to fall on. Every in a l, of
ihem was past m'ddie life except
two, ar.d they had been allowed to
join the mystic circle of seven as a
great tavor. Uue oi these two was
vrxy ) 0 ung, beicgj st out or college.
It was his trial beat in business
r.he other man was a Yale man ot
83, was about 30 and had seen a
good deal of the world. -The sight
hadu t spped hie boytsb j y usnes",
however, and after all ue was very
youg too. The seven alwayr
u icbed together, and ot this par
ticular day tb-y lingered even long
er than u-ual over their cuffje anu
cigars It was because th- nextdav
wa Thanksgiving, and a hoi day i
about as demoral zing o the o deci
feilow on 'change as it is toib j aver
age schoo'boy.
'.Society isn't what it used to be,"
-aid a handsome, robust nu ol 60
as he twit-ted his white moustache
A woiao ia never admitt-d to be
an Id woman in New Yoik society
now, W ny, 3U years ago 1 a been
married 10 years then, mind you a
girl was a gir', and a woman a ma
tron; the line of demarkalion was as
rigidiv.diawn as that between the
old woman and the new woman to-dav.-
Then 2.3 or 24 was considered
an advanced age at which to become
engiged, and the woman who had
reached the age of 30 and was still
unmarried was thought of spoken of
as an old maid, and through sheer
force of circumstances became very
old niiidish in her ways. A girl of
20 was c nidered a full grown wo
man. To day she is looked upon as
a mere chit, and woman of 30 is
net yet i n her pVlhi"ei 1 he fact that
a woman is, grjfcf bVfore she is ei -gaged
is a fact not even commented
upon, it so frequently is the ca-o.
This is decidedly a change lor tho
better. ,It was the essence of cruelt v
to expert a woman of 30 or 40 io be
cbeerlu'ly laid away on the tho t
Such a thing wouldn't bd tolerated
for an instant in these days. We
are moe reasonable, more humane.
Why, a' woman ol 50 is young tome
now."
"Gad P exclaimed tho you h fresh
from college, "she isn't to me."
"It's altogether owing to one6
viex-poin old chap," said the other
young fellow patronizingly. "You
possibly think a girl of 21 quite ma
ture now. Just wait ' ill you get my
age. loc old tellows smiled.
' And all this talk about woman
age i ads to a very old but an al
ways intererting question," cut in a
jolly man of at least 50, who did not
look hrs age by 10 years.
".Lay it on the table, blurted out
the man next to him.
"At what age is a woman most
fascinating?'' he j srkei out, with
emphasis on the verb.
Sixteen," yelled one. "Twenty,
another.'4 "Thirty," chortled three
while the sixth shouted ' forty," and
the seventh and oldest man held his
ground that 50 was the age for him.
".Let. the kid have bis say first
shouted the oldest man, beating on
the table with his fist for silence.
'That's a go," contented the half
dzen.
Wbar, fige has most charms lor
you kid ?" asked one, addiessing the
youngster.
Inirty, he answered without
hesitation. Give me a woman of at
least 30. School girls don'i interest
me a mu.uie. i nomas U triyle sa s
something about putting boys un
der barrels and keeping them then-
until they are 2D. 1 guo-stbe old
chap didn't kno-v much ab ut girls
or he wi u!d have included them,
too. Really; a woman has no inter
est for me whatever under that age.
Mindand body are undeveloped and
her cbai acter untoi med She t bii kn
ot nothing but herself, her looks
and beaux; of dances, dinners, after
noon teas and theatre parties. Great
btro, those things, to me. Now, 1
met a woman ot about 30 last year
at the junior promenade "
.'That'll do," interrupted the con
firmed old bachelor of the pirty, as
he made several dives at the feet, of
the others with his own. "You
know we settled the other day that
we weren't going to hear any more
about your junior promenade last
year. Besides, boy, how do you
know when a woman is at a fasci
nating age when she in'k? Every
young fellow has to go through the
stage ot falling in love with some
woman "years older that himself.
Thai's the rEason you do not care
for women under 30. As for me,
give me a girl from 16 to 18. She
is spontaneous 'h her actions, arid
this precious quality prevents her
from ever being wicked She does
not ne-d repose of manner that you
other men find so fascinating in
older women. She has nothing to
conceal. I know not what philoso
pher has said, iO!d women are nev-.
er lacking,' but he spoke the unvar-
uished truth. 1 bey are never lack
ing in society, and one gets very
tired of an thing that one has too
much of. - It's the style to consider
a woman of 30 young, I know, but
she isn't, a I the same. Age can t
be reckoned by years,' but by knowl
edge, and the woman of 3l) to-day
knows too much for mo. She is
continually suppressing her emo
tions and this makes her unnatural
and k--eps her from rt ally enj ying
Bnything. On the other hand; the
girl of 16 or 18 lets go herself, and
enjoj s every thing from a glass of
ice-cream soda to an assembly ball,
aud doesu't care who kbows it. She
warms one's heart and makes one
live over again the d-iys of one
vouih. Even 20 years aro eirls ol
this age were looked upon as wo
min, and were allowed to go intc
nocieiy. Now they are made to
wear short dresses, wear the r hair
in braidf, and keep up etair with a
governess while their mammas, and
and grandmothers, too, for that
matter, and their old-maid aunts,
who have proved hard stock in the
market, 'come down to entertain you
VVbt-D I do talk to these people 1
feel like a foss l but when I can get
a sweet sixtocner under my wing at
a matinee or fuotball game, I foi
tot my 45 ytars and really eij ytd
myself
Boch and nonsense exelafmed
tie mxt fo the youngest mn. A
woman under 20 i all ffitrirle. and
fnm that age to 25 sh-'s all gaoble
After she has s er.t a quarter of
con'ury here, if h has a good mind
p enty ot
tae
and
really kind
b a-t, i-h
-t, i-he btir
if is to be
. . if lm
is as uiy as
sin. Th-n
ht is mere iutere:ed
sUe is in beself. or eb
in you than
has ' he go .d.
8-jrise to makt- it look that way, und
nhe pretends that she'd rather h.-a
you ta'.k than talk herself. She
.io. en't grow hysterical over mountain-,
much less mole bid", and h-r
raar.'uer is amiable, even if she i
mad enough to poutd you int
mincemeat. - She htudies to p!ta-e
you io email things; in other wurdo,
she caters to year small idioyncr
cies, and that's a winner. We can
forgive a man for diffe iog with us
iu a matter of much importance, but
in the blue things ot life, never,
What girl under 25 i going to take
the trouble to please you? Noue
They are too busy pleasing them-
clve up to that age. And the
beautiful thing about the woman of
30, the most enchanting, bewitch
ing thing about hr is that all the
tima she makes you think that she
ia pleasing yon, I'll be darned if she
isn i pleasing herself to a T. You
know it when ycu got alone by
yourself and kick yourself for being
the victim of her genius, but the
mnut.e you are at her side you for
get it."
"Bully for you, shouted tho old
est man. ".Now you ought to know
how it is, because you go out more
than any f us, and it's natural for
you to think that a woman at the
age oi 30 is most fascinating because
that's good form, but for my part
give me a woman of 50. Lo k at
the women with world-wide reputa
tions, wno have captured and held
the manly heart long after she has
passed that age. H len of Troy
eloped at 40. CI jpatra first won
the love ot a stony at the age of 80,
but hei charm of mind and manner!
and figure did not reach their as
cendancy until 10 years after that
time. Then there is Ninon de I'En-
clos, who is described as being mar.
vellously beautiful at 73, and Anne
of Austria at 38 was considered to
be the most beautiful woman in all
Europe. Louis XIV. espousi d La
Maiotenon when she was 43 and
simply irrecistible; M'lle. Mars was
in the zenith of her charms at the
age of 45 Really, I c mid go on in
definitely, and if 1 started on the
women between 40 and say 70 in
gieater New Yoik society . to-day
who are more fascinating tban they
tverdaiedbe under that age I'd
have to have a better talking power
behind me than that possessed by
William J. Uryan.
' 1 agree with
you, said the filth
eldest. "I used to
man, the next
think the women of sixteen most
fascinating and pretty noon I found
them very tiresome. Then I was
mad over women several years old
er than myseli. After 1 began to
get along a little in years myself I
didn't like them any more, and took
io the poung ones again. That was
when 1 reached the confirmed old
bachelor stage:" with a sly wink at
the old bachelor himself, "but after
I married a woman just five years
my junior, I was no longer at sea.
I knew, and still know that a wo
man is most fafC nating after she
ha reached her full maturity, but
until she is nearer 40 than 30."
"No, no." objected the only two
who had remained silent.
"And why not, pray?" asked the
two old men in startled choru.
"Because," spoke up one, "haven't
you noticed that women begin to
get either too stout or too thin when
the" attain two-score yean-? A id a
woman cannot bo at her best, Bhe
cannot be thoroughly or entirely
fascinating when pounds of flesh,
either too many or too few, take
away from her charm I'll allow
that many of the plainest-featured
women are the most enchanting,
but thoy begin to lose ground after
they pass 30. I once asked a dis
tinguished lady-killer in 1 aris at
what age a woman was considered
most fascinating by the Beau Brum
mel of the world aud he answered,
'Thirty. This is not only true of
French women, be ad ed, 'but also
holds good of the women in Eaglish,
Italian, Spanish and American so
ciety, and he know, for he a tried a
hand with them all.
"The thirties have it," sang out
the Yale man of '88, and he arose
from the table and lighted a cigar
ette.
"That's what the majority seem
to think," said the two old men,
good-naturedly.
4 VV ait till the young idiots get to
be my age, ' remarked the confirmed
old bachelor, in a half savage, half
good-humored voice, "and then
they'll see how their hearts "Will
warm to the fascinations of the six
teeners
Thirte inrlftpfl Hlimnh I''
he grunted, as he rushed out,
j , - . 1
THIRD LINK IN'A ROMANCE.
A Love Story of Three Generations Ago
anil Its IJenoament The Reparation a
Heart-Uroken Lover Slakes in Ills Will.
Written for the Observer.
One day last spring while the writer
was passing through a beautiful little
village in the eastern part of this State,
he saw on a lawn a pretty, brown-eyed
Southern girl. It was a loveiy morn
ins in May. and she went tnpping
11 " " - -
ar rrsa the crassv lawn in front of an
old but picturesque residence. My eyes
were so fixed that without Teing aware
of what was going on, I stood staring
j at the girl in her rustic simplicity. That
was the last I saw oi her aurmg my
stay in the little town. But never can
I dismiss the scene from my mind. It
was a beautiful picture. The large,
two-story house, which time had cov
ererl with moss, and its altogether ante-
seems: witnin itseir. 11 wa surrouuu
ed with a beautiful yard, covered "wun
blue grass and beset with magnificent,
La.ll shade trees. Here and tnere a
flower peeped out of the green grass.
In the trees a chorus - of birds were
s.nging tneir morning songa. nere me
feirl in a becoming summer dress ana
sun-bonnet, that blended well with the
bright, clear morning, flitted about.
ticking the wiid flowers that grew lux
uriantiv in the spacious garden. She
was rather small, but perfect in figure.
tier hair was between a black and an
auburn, and her eyes were sparkling
brown: they were bright and indica
tive of much shrewdness. At firpt sight
she was not handsome, but her beaut
arrew on one. The longer you beheld
her the prettier she became. In a few
weeks I was passing this little country
town again. As the train drew neai
the Ktation. on looking out, I saw the
same girl waiting to tate the train. She
was attended by a handsom. old gen
licman. with flowing white locks. He
seemed a Southerner of the old school
and nf the most gallant type. HU
evorr move was graceful.
I sat with pleasant anticipation.
the arrival of the girl wht
v.aA marie foich a lasting Impression or.
me some weeks before. She entered
xne car and took & seat not far from
where I was sitting. I could not con
trol my eyes. They surveyed her from
head to foot. She then impressed me i
&a being very beautiful, and above all
---- uwob Buiuugiy wieuurent
ai me same time she boarded the
.a i . ...
irajn, a young man sot aboard and
took a seat some distance In front of
acr. xi e aia not seem to be acquaint
ed with her. After the train had rone
a few miles and I had satisfied my hun-
t,ry eyes, a went to the young- man.
who was from the same town, and took
a seat by his side. On entering Into
conversation with' him, I found that he
was a. man of bright mind and fluent
in conversation. On being asked if he
Knew me young lady behind him, he
"That girl Is a link In a most romantic
siory. -xne romance relates chiefly to
her mother and grandmother. I
not personally acquainted with her, but
I know the story that Is connected with
ine iamuy.
in ionaon about 60 years ago two
young reitows fell in love with the
same girl. She was beautiful and pop
ular; in truth, she was the belle of her
section or tne big city. Her parents
were wealthy and she wu th nniv
child. She never knew what it was to
want. Her heart's desire she enjoyed
to the fullest extent. But with all this
she was still the pure, sweet girt that
common sense will always make. She
was endowed with a brilliant mind and
a most affectionate heart, and inatend
of wasting her time with foolish things,
she devoted herself to studv and eif-
culture. She Judged DeoDle not bv their
pocket-book, or clothes, but bv their
actual worth. Nobody enjoyed pleasant
company better than did she. A friend
might be the son of a millionaire or the
son of a pauper she cared not of what
degree, but only that he were a gen
tleman. The two young men whom she
had Infatuated were of high-toned
families. Both were worthy, both were
wealthy, and both were devoted to her.
n.ach was anxious to win her heart.
One was a rising young merchant in
London and the other was a rising
young lawyer. Both had been going
to see her for many years. Each had
una ner or his love for her. To the
one she said: 'I love you as a friend,
but not as a girl would love a man she
would marry. It Is truly sad for me to
tell you the truth, but the truth ia best
under the circumstances. Never could
love you enough to marry you.'
"After this candid answer, the young
man knew he need not hope. He knew
the girl well and that what she said she
meant. Then he asked her if he might
be as a brother to her. She answered
him, 'Yes.' Never again did he ask her
to marry him.
To the other young man she gave
her heart and hand. They were hap
pily married. Her husband was a
dashing young business man with le
gions of friends and plenty of money.
His young friend, the lawyer, too, was
prosperous young fellow, wealthy
and popular. So it was for the sake of
love that she chose the one and not the I
other. I
"Time nasaed on and th vnnnsr law. I
ver was a freouent visitor n the hnmo I
of the happy couple. The three were I
uevuwa inenas. Aiier s wnue a mue
girl was born into the family, and she I
was the image of her mother. As she I
grew, she became more beautiful. The I
Hrtlo srtf-1
presents and frequently took her to I
nae. ie roomea at tne nome or tne
family. One bright afternoon, when
the little girl was about five years old,
he took her to ride, as was his custom.
He did not return. Night began to ap
proach, and still they did not return.
The mother became alarmed about her
little girl. The darkness of night came
and still they were missing. The moth
er grew very much excited and sent for
her husband. "When he came he enter
ed the room of the young lawyer and
found a note that said:
'Dear Madam: When you find this
note your child and myself will have I
ooarueu a snip anu Baaieu lur auiwioi.
T J i. J W . .awi '
The parents were wild with anger I
and anguish. Telegrams were sent
about the country and cablegrams to
America, but all in vain. The child was
lost and no trace was to be found. Her
parents were determined to find her If
money and work would accompnsn it.
Dava and months nasaed and not a
word was heard. The father sold out I
America In search of the lost child. One
nis ousineas in uonuuu uiu uwre iv
day while crossing a street in New
York city he saw a little girl with pret
ty black hair in danger or being run
down by a carriage. He ran and picked
her up in his arms, and to hs great sur
prise and profound deugnt ne rouna
her to be his own little girl, who had
been lost for three years. He ran at
once witn ner to nis wire, wno wa
stopping at a hotel. Once more they
were made happy. The man who had
stolen her suspected something and
fled from the city. The little girl, then
about eight years old, told the story of
her life for the past three years. She
had been treated well.
From New York city this famuy or
three came to North Carolina. This
was before the war. In one of the
eastern counties he purchased a large
plantation, and there his daughter
grew to womanhood and married a
prosperous young farmer. About the
time she was grown her mother re
ceived a letter from the young lawyer
who had stolen her away. In it he
asked to be forgiven for his rash deed.
saying that he wrote as he was on nis
dying bed. In the letter was a check
for $10,000 for the girl. True, dui saa.
was the story of the poor fellow's life,
Rut the last will that he made was in
the behalf of the girl, whose mother he
had loved In vain.
Now the girl whom you see In this
car Is a daughter of the stolen girl and
granddaughter of the pretty London
I irlrl of man v years eo.
a
i . i . Mi
Mere nir young incuu uu .
had to leave me.
The girl that I saw moving atout tne
villae-e lawn ia in the world alone. Bhe
in fatherless and motherless ana wun
out brother or sister. All her relatives
in England. - Her father had no
kinsfolk in this country except mother
are
and father, and they are dead. ne is
wealthy and pretty. The oia, gray
haired gentleman who saw her on at
the station that morning is the only one
that she has claims upon. He and nis
wife have adonted her.
She Is as pretty and bright as her
i , . , - i ,, Minr
granamoiner "L" . 'bvb.
I ana gay in jonuun w 7i "
I owns thousands or acres or. ana n
fill mind.
And ene s tanas xo-aay a
tvne of the nurest. sweetest and most
accomplished Southern girl. She loves
the South and ner nauve ciaie.
In the words of the poet:
She was n phantom of delight
When first she gleamed upon mrsight;
A lovely apparition, sent
Tn he a moment's ornament!
Her eyes as stars of twilight fair.
Like twilight, too, ner ausay luur;
But all things else about ner orawn
From May-time and the cheerful dawn
A dancing shape, an Image gay.
To haunt, to startle, and waylay."
H. ili. UHIAfli.
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Church KntertainmenU.
There is do more timely article
among the many excellent contribn
tions to the forum for December than
that io which liny. William Bay
ard Hale discusses modern ohunh
entertainments.
The list be fives of shows of ones
tionabteand outrageous character
- - - - -
which have given in the Uniud
States during the present year for
tbe benefit of churches and under
the auspice' and direction of pastors
ana- church members indicates a
r cklessnesn in the pursuit of such
objec's and a lamentable degrada
Mnn nt tKt a in manxr Rnmmnnitlai
, . J
uai Buuws six. sucu cuantcier
many which Dr. Hale mentions and
ritnr hAi ihnnM hn net rrtnicari nr
., tJ- v , , . , .
n tolerated in any Christian
OOmmanity is Strange; that- they
ODUrCD people IS aimoBl increuiDie.
After referring to a disgustin
array ot suiy pmormances an
oatch peony schemes, Dr. Hale
comes to tbe cmsx ot these abutes
as follow:
"This is possibly funny; but for
monumental God leanness made en
durable by no savng grace of hu
raor, for si main imbecility, for su
preme and inimitable folly unraarr
ed by tbe slightest faggestion either.
ttF return nn dei piicv nr i.rdinxrv Hrtll.
" J " J
rerpeci, ior giuve.nng unBentr- inu
depraved vulgarity the Trilby
party, otherwise 'be toot social oth
erwise ankle auction, stands at the
bead of tbe church enteiiatnroenU
of the year. While others are 1 1 u
ing along the weary plat: 8 of the
unimaginative nd tbe ordinary,
the Methodist Epi-copal rburoh of
Suffern, JS. Y., and St. JihV Pro
testant Episcopal church of New
B'Unswiik M. J., with unblanched
cheek and durities9ee have sta'ed
tbe Alpine heights of deathless
nbame. I have receiv d from all
parts of tbe country marked copies
ot newspapers reptnirg these
event; ome ot tbt papers bearing
the request, 'rieaee give this ycur
attention.' I am very willing io do
so, but I regret tbe inadquacy of
my vocabulary, and I retrain from
I any further attempt to characterize
tbe performance. .In tbe lnlby
social, ss given by the Suffer n Meth
odist Episcopal Epjsorth Jjesgue
and the New Brunswick P. E. Olive
Brat cb Society, the joung ladies of
the chureh display their feet, let
us say, and be polite behind a cur.
tain, which is lifed to a height de
scribed as tantalizing. Men in front
of the curtain view what is display
ed of one female after another, and
I then bid the privilege of tsking her
to sapper, ihe charm ot tbe scbsme
is the ease with wbtcb it lecds it
self to the worse than dubious; and
I hsye do doubt that tbe press ao
counts &f the scenes which attended
I the bidding are, in both cases, high
ly colored, tb mb tbe most literal
truth would eerUioly be exciting
enough. The Boston Sunday Jour
nal illustrated one of tbeie events
with a half-page picture: tbe New
I Yoik Herald cave it a two-nolimn
I o '
lUQItllt Or: tbe SCCOmDanVinir Fet-
i - r, '
ter-press an;i ib-rrptti -ftrb1Wb"t d
in otber papers, describe a show
wfaicbb, io a respectable community
'under other than ecclesiastical man
agement, might have bad difficulty
with tbe police."
We are proud of tbe fact tbat in
tbe entire list which Dr. Ha'e pre
sents not a single church of any de
nomination to any Southern State
is mentiored. This is a rpecies of
enterprise which tbe people of the
South have shown no disposition to
adopt and which they will not toler
ate. '
Church entertainments are fre
quent io our cities and town, but
while some of tbem may not be oi a
erf high intellectual order, they
are uerer absolutely sdly and never
indecent.
Dr. Hale has spt ken words of just
condemnation against the execra
ble taste and lax morality of church
entertainments which have proved
popu'tr sod profitable in some
Northern and Western communi
ties. OADTOILTA.
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