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THEiWEEKLY SEtfTINEL : THURSDAY, JULY 22. 1886.
JUST AFTER THE WARi -A. STORY OF "Fi-ito 'jror The Weekly Sentinel by Author of "Miss Littlejohn. CHAPTER XI. - Aunt Priscilla hardly looked at me when I went down stairs, though I went up and spoke to her, and mother apologized for my previous appear ance. I don't care if she gives every -cent of her money to Belle, who, when she came in, made a mighty fuss over her "dear Aunt" as she called her. I've lived this long without her money .and I reckon I won't starve anyway. At the table, and afterward I was freezing to Leonard. I didn't notice - him any more than if he wasn't there. He asked me a question, and I didn't hear ; he handed me a chair, and I didn't see. Hereafter we are stran gers, and I wanted him to distinctly understand it. Aunt Priscilla told father that he was looking very old, and mother that she was very much broken. Said she thought she'd come to pay them a visit, but didn't think it necessary to write. Father and mother seem to try too hard to please her I think. She's more gracious to Belle and Archie than to any of us. My nose is cer tainly put out of joint, so I give up at once, and go about my affairs as usual. Belle and mother take her in charge. I never saw Belle so affable to any body in all my life. She's as sweet as pie ; she wants something that's cer tain. Anyway I'm ahead of Belle in sing ing. Mrs. Everest our organist has taken me in charge this winter, and had me singing in the choir, and now she says I'm to sing a solo, all by my self at Easter, which comes on the 21st of April. As its only February now I've got a long time to practice, and I'm doing it hard. I go to her house three nights in every week. I'm getting along pretty well at school too now. Study better than I used to. Though Leonard is in some of my classes, I haven't spoken or noticed him in two weeks nearly. He's tried hard enough to make up, but I never expect to let him, so he needn't try.' In the history class the other day, Mr. Springs asked me "what great Ge.ueral was defeated at Waterloo ?" Leonard sits next to me in that class, and seeing that I didn't know, whis pered "Napoleon Bonaparte." I wouldn't saj it though I knew he was apt to be right, but eaid "General Washington," though I knew it was wrong, and made all the class laugh. Leonard looked hurt, for he saw I did it purposely, I didn't care, for he can't treat so roughly, and not expect JD? to get angry. I'm worse angry with him now than ever. Last Thursday night I took tfcea with Mrs. Everest and asked .Jamie to come after me. At ten o'clock some one rang the belJ, and when Mr. Everest went to jthe door he said, my escort was wait ing for me, ana wouldn't come in. I know Jamie so well, that I hurried on my cloak, told Mrs. Everest; "good night," and went off in a hurry. Jamie is bo diffident, we can't get Ihim to go in anywhere. He's really afraid of ladies, out-side of the store. He wouldn't call on one for the world and when Belle hag company, he won't come home. He's a regular old bachelor: just as prim aa he can be about his room, but Archie's is too much for him (they room together) because he's so careless. Well when I cane out of Mrs. Everest's I saw Jamie with his over coat on, hat in hand, standing in the porch. It was so dark I couldn't see his face. We trudged along very slowly, though it was quite cold, but I supposed Jamie was tired, poor fellow he works so hard all day, so I slipped mj hand in his, and chatted gayly all the way. I never noticed he didn't ialk any himself, for he's always so juiet, it was nothing unusual. But he held my hand tight in his as we went along. There are no street lamps ex cept down town, and I felt how scared I'd ba if Jamie wasn't with me, in that pitch darkness. . When we reached home he helped we up the steps, but as soon as we gained the top one, the hall door was thrown wide open and Jack and Os T.iT stood in it. - I began then to think they had played some trick on me, and looking at my escort, as we stood in our light--ed passage, and there I saw Leonard dressed in Jamie's over-coat and hat. If eyer a mortal was mad enough to Joam at the mouth, that night I was mtdC I didu't say a single word, but ididn't I give that boy one withering look; I think he'll remember it to his dying day'- "Jack and Oscar thought it a good joke,-but I didn't. Jack told me that Jamkr wasn't feeliug well, and Leon jard had offered to go after me, but jftCiileriiig our late difficulty, and hi.- 'letting me be - deceived, thinking it it was Jamie (he's grown so siuce he came, he' most as tall) I did'nt ap preciate it one bit. ' . " I show my displeasure so much, that Jack thiDks I am never going to speali to Leonard airaiu, so he tries to .- ! n to r. -,,-.! ' :, but sees he can't i - .. tuw --- gives it up, THE SOUTH. , r. Eleanor M. Jones, of New Berne, If. C. and I go on my own way, never notic ing, much less speaking to one of our boarders. ' t ,; . If mother notices it, she don't say anything, so I'm left, in peace. Things go on in "this way until the last of, March ; mother and Aunt Priscilla then go over to hear Mr. Scroggs preach, and visit a friend of mother's who has invited them ; they left yesterday, Thursday, and won t be back until Monday. Of course Spencer was taken, which is the case if mother goes to the kitchen. Belle has gone on a visit of two weeks, to E , a town twenty miles away. Jack, Leonard, and Oscar went this afterno'on out to the New comes to stay until Sunday afternoon. I'm left behind to keep house fer father, Archie, and Jamie. I like the responsibility ; it makes me feel grown Ada comes to stay all night with me, and we have an independent time. Saturday morning Hetty and I have a regular cleaning spree. After dinner, I think I'll be extra smart, so I take out mother's darning-basket, and go to work in dead earnest. It starts me to thinking ; such a pile of stockings and socks, owned by such a heedless set, who never think, when they're romping and having fun on Saturdays, of the patient- mother, darning away, to keep the boys in order, toiling until the Sabbath conies to stop the work. I feel as if I could never do enouah for mother, for some of my stockings, some I've neglected to darn, are stow ed away in this basket also, as well as those belonging to the thoughtless boys. At half past three, there comes a quick, sharp knock on the front door. It makes me think of Aunt Priscilla's performance, but I am looking right trim to-day, so I run to see who it is. find a carriage at the gate, Joel, Jack, Leonard and a negro man, who has Oscar in his arms, standing on the steps. Of course I think Oscar is dead he looks so very white, and his eyes are shut. They carry him up stairs, and I have him put on my bed, be cause their room is in the garret. Jack slips off after the doctor while Leo nard kneels down by the bed, and talks to his brother very quietly. Then Joel takes me out side, and ex plains that Oscar fell, while climbing, and seemed so badly hurt, he felt it was better to bring him in, where a doctor could be in constant attend ance. Joel stayed by him, and Peggy came up, and cheered him wonderfully ; she is a regular doctor anyhow, and oh ! what a relief to have a woman's face around a sick bed, even if it is one, darker then our own. So when Dr. Moore comes he finds the patient in no danger, slightly in jured about the hip, but not serious ly. He gives Peggy and me some di rections, says he will come again in the morning, and leaves us all looking much brighter. Joel says he will stay all night to see how he is in the morning, so we have a right large household. It's no time'now to keep up quarels, aud Leonard looks so miserable, if I wanted nim to be unhappy, I've had my revenge. I forgot everything except that Oscar is sick, give orders, and them done, talk to Leonard and comfort him about Oscar, untiljhe looks bright' er and seems to think I can cure him, for he hangs around me like I was mother, reckon it is because I happen to be her representative now. Pesently Oscar goes to sleep, and I leave Joel and Leonard to watch him, and go to fix about supper. Back wards and forwards I tramp, all the afternoon, until I am almost worn out. Father and the boys come in at night, and are shocked to hear of Os car's accident. Jack had been hunt ing father, but he'd gone two- miles in the country. Our supper is a very quiet one, for everyone seems depressed, and I'm glad when its over. Peggy and I are to take charge of Oscar during the night, that is, Peggy is to take charge, and I'm to wait on her if she wants me. Joel insists upon sitting up down stairs, so if necessary to go for the doctor. Father opposes it, but Joel in that quiet way of, his, over rules him as he does everybody. Leonard wants to sit up too, but father and Joel won't let him so at ten they al! retire. . : . . . At eleven I steal down to see about Joei, unt iind him snoozing before a nice lire, which Peggy replenished be fore goiug upstairs, looking quite com f'jftable. I can't help- thinking what a pity Belle hadn't been the proper me for Joel, and could have appreci ated hi goodness. I poke the fire, turn lnwn the lamp, and go out. As I go upstairs, some one iomes out of . the dark parlor, and as I go up a tew a stiijfci, Leonard "motet aud stands at the railing. ;' ; V ' " How he mVw ? " he asked in a whisjer. v " He is all right," I say,'" why don't you go li Iwd?" " Oh! I can't' sleep so I Blipped dowhere.? ' -4.1 As I started to go up;' he holds out his hand, and says very entreatingly, ''won't yon fojgive me? r you don't know how sorry I am for pushing you- down that afternoons s , . Actually I've forgotten now I ever was mad with him, I'm all on one side lor Jthe other, I'm nothing " by . halves, and X maae up, my mind to foigive him, when J saw Oscar was hurt, so I put my hr.nd in his, and he goes on, " I hoped you'd make up the night -1 went after you, I thought you'd laugh at the joke, and we'd be friends again. I didn't do it to tease yon, I couldn't bear to think I'd been rude to you, for uncle Oscar, always tried to impress upon us, that true chivalry consisted as boys in being al ways gentle towards girls, and as men we would then know the lesson so well that we would need no reminder to act as a gentleman towards ladies." Oh ! it doesn't matter now," I say, as I take a step upward, and attempt to draw away my hand, but before I can do it, he leans over, and well yes kisses it, drops it, and turns off. "Leonard is certainly getting fool ish, I say to myself as I go upstairs." The idea of his doing that, but I sup pose he feels badly, and I being the only girl around, recond he thinks I can comfort him. The next day is Sunday. Oscar passes a good night, and is of course improved. When the doctor comes he says " he is doing very well," so Joel leaves soon after. Oscar being better, I send the whole crowd to church, except Leonard, who won't go. but comes and sits in my room, and talks to Oscar when he feels like hear ing him, or sits perfectly quiet, when he goes to sleep. Somehow Leonard makes me nerv ous to-day, for he looks at me all the time, as if I might disappear, if he didn't watch. When mother returns on Monday she is astonished to find an invilid. She takes him under her wing, praises my nursing, &c. In a few weeks, Oscar is up and about again, and at school oiie more, while Leonard and I are on friendly terms again. He treats me like Belle's friends in the most polite way, which pleases me very much, as it makes me feel aa if I was nearly trrown. to bk continued. V-This sUrry was begun iii No 18 of the present volume of The Sentinel. Back numbers can be had at Jive en ids each. $ ,000.00 WILL BUY a first class En-ine, Boik-r and Saw Mill out-fit that v:!! cut from o.imil to 8.000 ft., ot lumber per day. A GIFT in rill vsti PKEK :i roval, vnliiiiic. aiulilu !tx i gHls thai will put yom in tlii; wav of raakiiy moke mosey h .un-e than anything olxfiu Amerii-n. liotli -i-x." ullages :a ii live al lionit.- anil work in -y;ir.-time, or all thu time. J;ipit.l not rei;iiivl. We will start Ton. ImimMim pay wtire for Mhmo who utart atoi'ice. stinson A Co., PorM.iml Maine. juu 7 lv EUGENE L. HARRIS & CO., amis'- mieuA. m mm 129J FaycttevilU St., RALEIGH, N. C. OUR REMOVAL TO ABOVE QUARTERS on FaTttvill Street, (fires a nice show room for goods and in addition :t lare and well lighted Studio where MR. HARRIS will con tinue his PORTRAIT WORK ! With better facilities than ever. Send him ei ders for enlargements in OIL, PASTEL OR CRAYON. HE GUAARANTEE3 TO PLEASE! -may 13 It. '52 BEST REMKDY KSfOWtf tOti CATAREH, Qri P Ii1 THROAT, OU HJll: MOUTH, ' ' Etc.. in all Frms and Stages. PURELY V EO KT ABLE. ENTIRELY 1 VliMLEfjS. UEOt'lliK- SO INSTRUMENT. IT CUR - - WiiKRK Ol'HE.:- K.VIL t'O W1VK RELIEF. ATHENS. A. I.i . li I-.-!, ti ?i'lnil. ': - huv-e c:t iri-ri iiu. .y e-''" ' !'''' vear. During th c t-i ;i.-i -' v grvatly ili-raii.-l : 'in i-iilit. .:i-t-- '.i-.ir . :i .1 siu!l Vt-r - inn -u i : .air t '-ttr. ;hr.-. -i mo-st -ttotrovil. i i .:i l;T- Cillib iami!!l " ' ' I" t ' . This 1 H:v.- u-.'H rut-i-ie- : y :rr j.i'y with .i.wt r.-nif ..." ., troull - :.-ivt; ,-ntir. ly ,; r -i. n ii- .-ra: eonittct i mu-T-t i -.v 1 - ii it . been tlkriHil. i : IA t l.if.l- f ;h'- 't entin-lv. Vot.r-. . 'ff What L.i -- : i- i. t , - . i-lrue. i' - -i! i i r )nui! a n.ir . y ;-. - VI' .-nirerii) ii r.- I - I - I- - i'i - .ul ihiIIm: '1 I 1. - ;.!.-;.' i... I'I " .In ,. -;y . .-.ir.. mh -.: I Itavr -xa .; ' .-...:: Certain Ua- irr'i C t quainte-l wii : i r;i-- . v-i ..n -ii-;. 'v - given. f ---irwii - . . ; r-.-- title-l to tlie .liiutst tl en- ... Hi - i ...!-. TiieSC CO. isrntirc ' r.vi;i -K':ri ! n mort' ic in a.1! dealing. sigiwl.J R. K. iiK.v-i.s Only a i-w of our m my -.-. i.i hore. m ' 1 r!t. . . ir- ivt-n 3 C. Co., Athens, a SiitaWlsSTS. T 1 - A. i4t: . 'i.iavrt 1.- ' ' - - f. i'-k '1KXS. - - : t v i..i.ItNEI W irio-.t lu-v A n-r. . ..u- fKr.EBRATED MA TAMR KCA'ri -A.. S'.aTtiKTING OORSKTS. K experinco r.-qmr-i. Fear rders per day giro tb Atent S 1 .50 Muul nKy. Oar AgtmU report from four to twenty Baiu dji.ii S?nd at once f9T terms aniHull partiraUr-. " SS.OO Oatgl Frea. LBWIS SH1KLK CO.. BOO Broadway. Hew lork. HOLSTEIN'S ! 50 HEAD FOR SALE; also A SMALL HERD OF DEVONS i - AT A BARGAIN. 100 Thoroughbred Rams FOM io UP TO $25 EACH. DDROC-JERSEY, BERKSHIRE. ESSEX -AX1- Small Yorkshire Pig's. POULTRY OF ALL KINDS ! genii for Caraloue to " T. LOVELOOLa & CO.. Sept 24. ly GOKDONSX I1.LK. Va WANTED! LIVE, ENERGETIC JIEX, in aU parts of the world, to sell the celebrated Hege Saw Mill, manufactured bv the Salem Irox Works, Salem, N. C. W. S. OLKX!r. R. B. OLBNH GLENN & GLENN, attorneys and Counsellors at Law, WIJT.v, i. :. PRACTICE in all the State and Federal Courts. Collections made in any part of State. Loans negotiated oa best security. Real Estate sold on commission. Abstract titles made, and oonvevanees and eontraets of all kinds carefully prepared. ap9-6m. THE MARTIN HOUSE- PERS0X3 Tisiting Dobson will find it to tneir interest to stop at the "Martin House" where they will find a cemfortable home at reasonably low prices. We would call especi al attention to liobson as a Summer resort for inralids and pleasure seekers, april 29 tf . W. E- Tuexer, Prop. WHAT MAY BE BY A LIBERAL USE of printer's ink. and by turning out only first class work, is forcibly illustrated by the success of the Salem Iron Works, Salem, Jf. C, manufacturer of Engines, Saw Mills, Wood Planers, ic, who have their machines in operation in OTer twenty of the states and territories of the United States, also Canada, U. S. Columbia, Chili, Cuba and Siara. In the latter country a wood-working estab lishment, in which the brother of the king is largely interested, was supplied with machin ery by the Salem Iron Works, Salem, N. C. We would advise parties intending to purchase anything in this line, to correspond with them, before placing an order elsewhere. LOANS c. to 4e. per annum ; INVESTMENTS. $3 will secure one BRUNSWICK 20 THALER BOND and one ITALIAN RED CROSS BOND, the next redemption of wnicn soon takes place. .Every Uond partici pates in FOUR REDEMPTION DRAWINGS sninually more than one chance to obtain a Pivmiuin $20,000 to $100,000. Bonds at all tini.' are worth their face value. it."nit $3 by Money Order, Draft, Registered le;t.-r or Express. Balance payable in month ly in -1 Omenta. U. S. Government Bonds sold 011 in 1 ily payments. 'A.I ir.- i for Circulars, Ac, C. W. FOSTER, Banker, june 17 -iiin. 42 Broadwat, Nkw York. FIRST GUSS-Grocers Keep It. Were waihed wltla ELECTRIC LIGHT SOAP . tVlthont Rnbblngr. TtMi Hmmm Uonsekeepen ae ii, 1b Wasbinar clothes In the nsnal Maanei1 la decidedly bard work tt wear jrou oa and the elotbes . Sd. Trj n better plan and Invest re cents tn a bar of ELECTRIC it I CIH SOAP. Saves Time, Labor, Monejr, Fnet and Clotbes. Use as dl rectea on tn wrapper of eacb bar. OBDEBS SOLICITED. ATKINS SOAP CO. INDlAKAPOLia. LND. s TrffPOBTBS. iliiio, iw 1 aitachui-iiiK. L-.-li.-'. - - Jul- ' -nu-r f-iii- liU(l Biuilf- S-i.'i bin-?. H-'tl. ki-t SnpjM. -- Bris'-t- '. f; '.-- A.. r-T I-T-CI-A.S STOKKS. S ii:. J"- - - . i-i t-:.-iil a.-y aUr-w i:-ob' J--- - -'- -IllJWi. i. . New York.. 15 a Fall Set of Attachments. g WABBAHTED V-5ST,xrf- Send for 1 CJrealar. C A. WOOD at CO., K.iobs,rniiarai iff . KvT 5" I Jv E Z s 1. 8 is - n n m mM 7 2? H H ii. ; w Chll'Wn'. ' rearn. I ! 1 i I 1?6 -" Mrrv THIS STYLE Nf PflILA;SIN&EHS20 Sfc. M I- DATS' TK1AL. M. W. NORFLEBT. H. J. CRUTE. Anctinneer. W. A. VR. J. M. -IES31-P. of Stokes Piedmont Wa1 -WI 1ST ST 0 j'-'?j-S For the Sale of Leaf Tobacco- IX commencing a new Tobaei-o year, we desire to thank our friends for the paU-onaire in the past. We iromie rencwod i-fforfs in tlu-n-1,,-half in the future. Wc guarantee prices equal to any house in Vinton. There will lie n active dpmnnd for all Kond. bright Tobacoos durine the Fall trade. Don't lorjret the ylace an-l name PIEDMONT. Nov. 5. 18S5. tt M. W. NORFLEET Sl CO PIEDMONT WAGON COMPANY, HAS SETTLED THE- Labor and Capital Conflict ! "BY Tt-f PRACTICAL DEFINITION OF ALL LABOii TROUBLES ! The Best Organization "The T.ATIOR A ililitffl rlptprmlnntinn f . . Alir: ..J VAi'i 1 j i. u ictii iiioitu uuupicu iu Jcl ucau. Strikes That which is required to make not less than 235 Piedmont Wagons per month. Boycotting That which the people are requested to do by refusing to buy any wagon other than the PIEDMONT . Dynamite An explosive used to get rid of any man who don't know how to make a good wagon. Communism A systematic plan for distributing among the people, not less than 225 wagons per month under a well graduated price list. Arbitration Finding the best manner of putting the Piedmont Wagon on Wheels. Povderi,y Who went for Gould and ot left. Piedmont The name of the biggest Railroad system and the best wagon in the Souh. For Terms, &c, apply to T. H. PEG RAM, Jr., Agent, WINSTON, H. C. ap 22 tf . ALABASTINE ! FOR FINISHING WALLS and making old ones look like new, can be applied over anything, Boards, P?per, Plaster &c, without any prep aration. 'Tis cheaper than whitewash, handsomer than paint or wall paper and more durable than any other style of finish. Can be applied with less labor than is required to wash a wall. At ASHCRAFT & OWENS, Druggists and Apothecaries, DEALERS IN- White Lead, 'fteady-M Faint, Oils, Varnishes, Machins and Tanners Dill Fabisu A SPECIALTY MADE OF PHYSICINS SUPPLIES. Send Pbr PRICE LIST OH JOB PRINTING. Wrox tt S- A v ffOIGnOMA V ITSELF f I WILLIAMSON & CORRIE, AND STEAM POWER PRINTERS! Wli.-u v . i wantFIKST-CLASS JOB WORK send your orders to them. Sj, :.; ii-.ount to Teachers and Merchante 011 School Booka. feb 18 ly J. W. DAVIS & CO., ;J iLUCK in COURT HOUSE SQUARE! may &if O.A.3LHx OlST THEM- ID- o- TV:. I, MTV . if . ; -. ! Ii. I,ll!l. ." w .. r . ! 1. I- Ul . -.:.i-tl-:- ' --. 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