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GOLDSBOKO, N., 'C.,-SATURDAY, OCTOBEK 15, 1881. NO. 12. VOL. I. f J I 0v f y J Knttrrd at Vie Fotlofflw at, GoUteboro, 2T. C, an Scrond-dann Matter. All communion tioiw on business should bo addreawd to Geo. T. Vassom, Editor and Pro prietor, Goldaboro, N. 0. The Fickle Tenderfoot. JUNE, 3 am a rustling tenderfoot, I'm laying for a claim; Can any of you rustlers put A fellow on the eame? ain't a hog, I don't want much A thousand to the ton, or such. JULY. I am a perfect tenderfoot, I'm looking for a chance To join some fortunate galoot That's struck a circumstance. ain't a hog, I don't want much A hundred to the ton, or such. Arc vst. 3 am a struggling tenderfoot, I'm hunting for some pard That's got the downright moral root To play a grub-stake card. ain't a hog, I don't want much A burro, can of beans, or such. SEPTEMBER. i am a weary tenderfoot, I want some Eastern bum Within his hand my hand to put And sweotly murmur" Home." 3 ain't a hog, I don't want much An empty through freight car or such. Gunnison (Col.) News. WORKING FOR A LIVING. ' 'What are we going to do ?" - Florence Ellis asked the question, with her eyes full of tears, and her pale face turned anxiously upon her sister. Irene Ellis, stately brunette, glanced up in unfeigned distress., "God 1 will help us," she answered, solemnly. Florence continued : "I am at a loss. How are we two girls to get along in the battle with poverty we who have never known such a dreadful thing before and have never encountered life snarasnips. jmow, we are thrown upon our own resources and mamma's health in so wretched a state poor mammal" . "Florence, I wish you had accepted Captain Winslowe !" Don't!" Florence turned away, her pale face even paler. "Captain "Winslowe did not love me, Irene. He only sought me for the wealth which was then ours. I have been told of his love for for another. And," she added, bitterly, "he has held himself aloof since father's failure in . business ; and even when poor father (lied, he never came near us. Don't talk of him; he is a heartless, merce nary man." Irene's eyes searched the pretty, drooping face before her seriously. "Florence, I don't believe you really have 60 poor an opinion of Captain Winslowe in your heart as vou give utterance to. You are deceiving your self. Who gave you all this informa tion concerning him?" she added, abruptlv. "Mr.'Terrill." "I don't like that man, Florence ! I believe he is scheming for some selfish end. He has loved you for months, and T urn firmlv nersuaded that he would 6toop to any mean and dishonorable act to gain your love ; even to ine sianaer ingof a good marl!" Florence started. What do you mean?" she asked, hastily. "Nothing ; Ihaveno more tosay now. Hnl cnHTTor m one auestion. Florrie honestly and candidly do you care for Mr. Terrurr 'No!" The reply was short and de cisive. "No, I do not I" TrenA looked thoughtful. "And vou do care for Winslowe?" she affirmed. "I believe that, Florence, thnnirh von must not think that I am H forcing vour confidence." Florence remained silent, but Irene hod heard an old savins that "silence gives consent," anjj drew her own de- -1 If " ' auouons. L'Here cried Florence, suddenly, (perhaps she desired to change the sub iectt.'hwAWA are. discussing two non . " ' . " . entities, when we have real business in rTirf . Trnne vnn and I have a most -diBicult perhaps impossible task be- .M Alf L Ll w.n " nw ior? un. e must cuuwivc, iu oumo to make mnnov to furnish the mftAtiH of Rumjort in mamma, and not letter suspect the source of ourreve- nne. it would Kill her to tiuns mat her cirls were workinc for a living Pnnr mamma reared as she has been, it is not in our power to prove to her the true dignity of labor. She thinks that every woman who works with her handain irretrievably disgraced. Irene. I wonder which is the greater grada tion, honest, though manual labor or to marry some man merely for a home and the fine things which his wealth can supply?" Ir ne shrugged her shoulders. "In mamma's estimation," she said, "there oould be no greater or more lasting downfall and disgrace to her two daughters than to be compelled to work. But for my part, I glory in the strength and independence which God has given me. Do you know what I have decided to do ?" "No! What is it?" The question was asked breathlessly. Irene smiled. T am coitiff to work in a printing office. You know I once learned to set type just for fun ; and now I can turn mv accomplishment to real profit. Mr. Merton, th publisher on Main street, has offered me a situation. 1 am quick, and a tolerable 'workman' already: practice makes perfect,' you know ; and I am confident that in time I shall be come a good compositor." "But mamma !" gasped Florence. "She will think that I am in school. You know we have a trifle left, and while our little capital lasts I shall be perfecting myself in my trade, and soon will be able to take good care of us all. I dislike to deceive mamma, but we must live ; and what are we to do ?" "But," began Florence, dubiously, "what is to be my share in the pro gramme?" "Oh, you must stay at home with mamma. You like to cook and do house ork, and with a little assistance from an experienced woman, you can soon perfect yourself in that business, and so, altogether, we can contrive to make mamma very comfortable." Florence made no reply, but into her busy brain a strange idea darted, lodged there, and took root. The two energetic girls carried out their schemes, and so carefully that poor, foolish Mrs. Ellis was spared the shock of knowing the truth in regard to their occupations. Under the directions of an experi enced and practical cook, Florence soon learned to make the most delicious cakes ; and the odd plan which had originated in her brain was to dispose of this commodity to sell enough every day to add ' to their slender in come. But how was this possible without w mnther's knowledge? and such knowledge would be worse than death to th proud woman. It was a rainy, disagreeable evening, and Captain Winslowe left his office with a weary step. He was a successful lawyer, and had been occupied all day with an important law suit which baffled and tormented bim. Springing into a street car to ride home glad to be free from'1 the tor ments and vexations of the day his thoughts were full of the woman whom ha sn dearlv loved. For Contain Wins lowe was an honorable man, and he had given his wnole Heart to Florence Ullis. what bad . been bis indignation and nnrt i isfi when one daVi Mr. Terrill en tered his office en.' astonished Wins- lnwA hv infnrminfr himVnf his OWn be trothal to Miss Ellis, atid producing a cruel note from Florence in which she coldly gave Winslowe h dismissal. Of course ne Had ni alternative dus to submit but hisbwrt was heavy, far ha Kinnoralv loved All e girl. Then followed bpr fatbers reverses and death; but. Florence avoided him an niirlimiRlv. flint at lost he understood that she wished to drop his acquaintance; and then all intercourse witn tne juiis fn.mil v coma to an end. Sitting in the street car. His mind busy with these sad memories, Wins lowe observed an old woman in one corner. - ' She wnrA a long, waterproof cloak. and a great black bonnet with a heavy veil drawn over ber face ; out ne Knew by her bent and stooping figure that sue was old and decrepia. Tn nnA band aha trrasnoii a nmfl.ll bflA ket which had held cakel though the Btock being nearly all s d, but a few remained. .,- ,- Somehow tL '" found it difficult to re tfrom the drooping figure meatbN her riintv block skirt . . . . eerjed out. and the glimpse which be caught of it : : 7' ' . ' disclosed a tiny foot, small and delicate, not the size exactly that one would ex pect to see among the lower class. He found himself gazing at the little foot as though he were fascinated. ' At length the old cake woman arose hurriedly, and reached up .to the strap above her body to ring the bell. In her baflt.A' kVia fTrnnnpfl the faded .Vilank glove which she had worn, and whioh she had removed for some purpose ; and to Winslowe's amazement, he saw that her hand was small and white, smooth and ; delicate, as any drawing-room belle's. n . i The car stopped and the old woman hobbled forward ; it gave a sudden start, and she was thrown forciblv upon tne iracK as ino car aasnea on. white face, and he sprang from the car, li. 1 A ! f i 1 1 xjjb nearc quivering wiiii a wmuhiubs fnar TTa ntonned nvnr tnA batisrIohr form, and uttered an exclamation of amazement and horror. Hailing a passing carnage he placed the unconscious woman within, and nrdered tliA pfivrincA tn he driven to his own house. He bore the still inani mate form within, laid her on a sofa, and sent for his Old housekeeper. u u kl M. M. JL W IT TV TV "W TT "Where am I?" The old cake-woman struggled to a sitting posture. Captain Winslowe bent over ner. "Florence Miss Ellis!" he asked, "for God's sake tell me the meaning of this masquerade ?" She staggered to ner feet. "Let me pass !" she moaned. "I " But he caught her hand in his. "Listen to me." he cried. "I believe, upon my word, that there has been foul play. Tell me, Florence, are you en gaged to Mr. Terrill ?" "Wno told you so?" "He himself, when he delivered me your cruel note of dismissal." - "jviy note oi dismissal t Florence sank down on the sofa again in bewilderment, xne captain seated himself beside her, and so at last the whole truth came out. How Terrill had been at the bottom of all this trouble, thinking to win Florence for his own wife; but his scheme had failed in every particular. And then Florence confided to Cap tain Winslowe the whole story of their financial troubles ; and how, unknown to any one even her sister she had been for several weeks engaged in sell ing cakes on the street, in the disguise of an old woman, and had really real ized quite a fair profit. He caught her in his arms. , "My poor darling," he enpd, 'how you must nave sunerea i x j. iuuiik God for clearing up all the mjfstery and trouble. And nothing can evr part us again, my ' darling nothing! save death." . And. one dav last week, I attended a grand double wedding, and saw Florence Ellis become the bride of Captain Wins lowe at the same time that Mr. Merton, the wealthy publisher, became the hus band of the fearless-hearted, indepen dent Irene. , . Dickens' Dogs. THVAnij' interest in doers. Mr. Forster tells us, was inexhaustible, and he wel comed with dehght any newiy-aiscov-tVieir flharanters. The SO- V1UU WWH wwm ciety of his own dogs he ardently en- joyed. Jle lnvariaoiy Kept two ur muio mn,4-ite 4-n rmarA hia linnHA Bgainst tflO undesirable wayfarers who haunted tbe high road hard oy. i Of all these, his special favorite was t."a1,1a onimftl. full of affection and intetligence,'lwho had as his co mate Linda, afuperbly beautiful creature," the soior of St. Bernard, brought over by Albeit Smith. , These two dogs nappeneu 10 oo wuu uuu nucu he fell lame, and, boisterous compan ions as they always were, the sudden change in their master's gait brought 11 . 1 1A - nln-nA of-jll An Via limped home, three miles through the snow, they crept at his side at the Bame slow pace, and never once turned away from Aim. v Dickens was greatly moved at the time by their solicitous behavior, and often afterward spoke of Turk's up turned face as full of sympathy mingled with fear, and of Linda s inconsolable doiAntinn. A T&ilwav accident brought death to Turk and sorrow to his master ; and then came fcraltan, a cross Detween a St. Bernard and a bloodhound, built like a lioness, but of such indomitably aggressive propensities that, after break ing loose and weu mgu uevumuijs email oi'atAr nf nnA ot the servants, he was first flogged, and then sentenced to be Bbot at seven tne next morning. tta nmnt nut." savs Dickens, "very cheerfully with the half-dozen men told off for the purpose, evidently tnuiKing thAv were going to be the death Of somebody unknown. But, observing in the procession an empty wheelbarrow and a double-barrelled gun, he became meditative, and fixed the bearer of the gun with his eyes. A stone deftly thrown across him by the village black cm nrd the chief mourner caused him to look round for an instant, and he than fell dead, shnt through the heart Ttm nnathnmnnn children are at this moment rolling on the lawn ; one .will . . . . . . , 1 Ml evidently inneM tun lerocny, ana wiu . The description of Dickens's welcome by his dogs on bis return irom America hnv thev lifted their heads to have their ears pulled, an attention received from bim alone ; now jjmaa, weeping nrnfnselv. threw herself on her back that she might caress his foot with her large fore-paws ; and how the terrier, Mrs. Bouncer, barking furiously, "tore Tnnnd him lilce the dog in the Faust outlines" will show at once the tender relations that existed between the great novelist and his canine friends. Dickens' sympathy with dogs, and especially with their humor, was illus trated by bis story of the very comical dog that caught his eye in the middle of a reading, and, aftor intently looking at him for some time, bounced into the center aisle and tried thejeffectof a bark upon ' the proceedings, when Dickens burst into such a paroxysm of laughter that the audience roared again and again with him. The dog came the next night also, but met with a very different reception ; for, having given warning of his presence to an attendant near the door by a suppressed bark and a touch on the leg, he was caught in flagrante delictp, when with his eye upon Dickens he was just about to give louder tongue, and was whirled with both hands over the attendant's head into the entrance behind, whence he was promptly kicked by the check-takers into the street Next night he came again, and with another dog, whom he had evidently promised to pass in free; but the check-atkers were prepared. THE HOME DOCTOR. To relieve asthma, soak blotting or tissue paper in strong saltpeter water. Dry and burn at night in the bedroom. Summer weather entails a small plague of flies and insects ; and it is therefore well to remember that the prompt application of an alkali to the bitten part allays the irritation and commonly at once relieves the suffering consequent on a class of injuries, which, though small, are often exceedingly annoying and even troublesome, espe cially in the case of children and persons with sensitive skins. Soda and ammonia will answer the purpose. Lam of Life gives the following ad vice to invalids: Good digestion de pends largely upon mental conditions and influences. , Hence it is of great importance that pleasant, healthful topics of conversation be chosen at the table. The discussion of diseases at meals is especially harmful and annoy ing ; it is very distasteful and altogether inconsistent with simple good-breeding. Equally ill-timed and injurious are fret ting and grumbling about your food. Study to keep free from mental or emo tional excitement before, during and after meals, and do not take any violent exercise immediately before or after meals. Take no food whatever (fruit included) except at meal times, and carry no food away from the table. Eat slowly and masticate all foods thor oughly. As a rule drink sparingly at the table, and do not drink freely within an hour before and after meals. A White Man on Exhibition. Tt is finite a common thing to see in our country men of savage tribes on ex hibition in museums. The tables are now turned, for a white man was lately on exhibition in Africa. Mr. Joseph Thomson, a recent explorer of the cen tral African lanes, writes oi bis expe rience with the Mahenge tribe : A rnval proclamation was sent over the country, making it known in African fashion tbat tne cniei, ever minaiui oi his loving subjects, had, regardless of c-rnonaA KAMI rod ft real white man. and that all who desired to see this great curiosity must come at once, as ne Ann Id nnlv be detained a few davs. In response to this invitation the people uOCea u mo umuiuuu jui viuivuo. They issued, miserable and sooty, from fViA awttmnn and marshes in the east. They flocked down in wild array from the high mountains in tne west, ine fishermen from the rivers uranga and Rnaha sent their auota till Mkomokero was filled with visitors. I at once be came all the rage, and it would have quite delighted any philanthropist to AAA the wav in which they studied mv every movement. Even the mysterie of tbe toilet could not oe veued irom their curious eyes, a fact which caused me much embarrassment But as in the case of the lions at the Zoological Gardens, "the feeding" was the great ftttmotion. A hush oi expectancy would fall upon the crowd as the hour ap proached, and they watcbed witn a ioei rng of awe the box being laid out and the camp stool set beside it, with the metal plate and cup, the bottle of salt, and the can of sugar, together with the knife and fork. As the boy appeared with the stewed fowls and sweet pota toes the oxcitement usually rose per ceptibly, and a crush for front places would ensue, threatening to upset my humble meal. The climax usually was reached when, with all the gravity I was capable of assuming, I took the knife and fork in mv hands. The fowls, how ever, were leathery, and my unavailable (sic) attempts to cut or carve reduced the whole spectacle from the sublime to the ridiculous, and afforded such food for satire and laughter to the wags of the tribe that I blushed and scowled. HUMOROUS. Men usually go to grass after their hey-day. Be careful of flatterers. The mem who pay compliments often never pay anything else. Meubenvills Herald. It is said about two-thirds of the apples in Ohio have blighted and fallea off. Thev do not appear to thrive se . well as the statesmen of the State.' Picayune. A bride is reported to have lately said : "I told all my friends to have" my name put on my presents, so that if di vorced George should not be. able t claim them." "The mill will never grind with the water that is past," maybe, but the hand organ grinds right along with the airs that are past a couple of hundred years. but lington Hawkey e. The Shah of Persia has sent the Czar of Ituss-ia a gilt sword worth $8,000. Why didn't he send him a suit of nitro glycerine bomb-proof armor, something that' would be useful to him? New Haven Register. Daughter "Well, mother, when I grow up I shall have mv boots as tight as I want them." Mother "Yes, my dear, I suspect when you get older yot will walk yourself into the grave." Daughter "Perhaps I may, but, any way, I shall look well while I am walk ing there." Anxious sister to brother George, who has just finished a sparring lessoi "Promise me, please, never to box again. If you want something for pro tection, learn to fence." George-' ' Well, if I were ever attacked I might not have a rapier with me." She, tri umphantly "Yes, but you might not-, have your boxing "gloves, either.''-- , Harvard Lampoon. r ; , " - ' : The Latest Advertising Dodge. - t "Clara Belle," in the Cincinnati En- quirer, writes as foUows from New York A novel feature of the season at Sara toga and Long Branch is an advertising belle at each of those places. Twe handsome girls of good form and top lofty style have been hired for the pur pose. They are fashionably dressed, but their mission is not to display dry goods. A dealer in hair, hair dyes, washes for the complexion, and toilet articles of a beautifying sort employs them and pays their expenses. They serve as models on whioh to exhibit the, latest achievements in false hair and hair dressing. Their faces are carefully made up with such preparations as he manufactures. The plan is a bold one, but entirely feasible. The hotel balls at Long Branch and Saratoga are open to all who come ; and these two profes sional beauties are personally respecta ble, know how to dance gracefully, car talk well enough, and certainly eclipse , most of the amateur beauties. They ' stay at first-class Ltels, lounge on the most thronged balconies, goto the horse races, and, in short, make themselves decently conspicuous in every possible way. There is a swindle in the matter, however, and I'll tell you "how. These two girls are beautiful when unadorned, and the "make up" of their faces with washes and pigments is not (at all ' needed ; nor is any particular kinds of braid, frizzle or switch requisite to make their heads bewitching. But many a plain woman will foolishly suppose that-' the same adornment will produce, inr her equal attractiveness, and in that error will lie the hair-dresser's profit It de pends on the newspapers to let the -public know who and what his profes- ' sional beauties are, and whom they ad- vertise, but I won't further his cause by giving bis name. Both girls are tall, ' slender, deUcately-molded blondes, with the air of duchesses, and they come from east of Avenue A. A Strange Tortoise. "At a meeting of the California Academy of Sciences, a very fine specime of the desert land tortoise, from Cajon Pass, j San JJettarclin0 county, in that State, was revived. ' The specimen had been carefully prepared, and was as large as an ordinary bucket The tortoiteis a native of the arid regions of California and Arizona, and Professor E. T. Cox who was present, related a curious cir- ' oumstance connected withit. He found, on dissecting one of them, that it carried on each side a membrane, attached to the inner portion of the shell, in whioh . was about a pint of clear water, the whole amount being about a quart He was of the opinion that this water was , derived from the secretions of the giant ' barrel cactus, on which the tortoise feeds. This cactus contains a great deal of water. The tortoise is found in sec tions of the country where there is no water, and where there is no vegetation but the cactus. A traveler suffering from thirst could, in an emergency, sup ply himself with water by killing a tortoise. ' V .A , i ' . i "' V.' . v .4 I"