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RAIN IN THE HEART.
"Into each life some rain must fall."
If thin wero all h! if this were all!
That into each lite some rain must fall,
There wore fainter tob in the poet's rhyme.
There were fewor wrecks on the shores of timo.
But tempests of wo pass over tho soul,
Sine wlndrt of anguUh we cannot control,
And shock after shock we are called to liear
Till the lips are white with tho heart's despair.
The shores of lime wlt.h wrecks are strewn,
T'nto the oar cometh ever a moan;
Wrecks of hope that set sail with glee;
Wrecks of love sinking silently.
Vany are hidden from tho human rye;
Only God knowoth how deop they lie;
Only God hoard when arose the prayer :
Help me to hear oh! help mo to bear!"
"Into each llfo some ralu must rail."
If this wero all oh! it this were all!
Yet there is a refuge from storm and blast
Gloria patria! wo'll reach it at last.
Be strong! be strong!" to my heart I cry,
"The pearl in the wounded shell doth lie,"
Kow days of sunxhiue are Riven to all.
Though "Into each lite somo rain must fall."
COL. LAKE'S REVENGE.
I had been foolish and weak, bat
not wicked, is my innocent coquetry
with Leigh Ltke. I s:v innocent
becur.se I bad ima. ined it sport to
him as wed as to myself. He h.ul
the reputation of being not only the
handsomest man in the regimen', but
the greatest flirt, and I laughed vh n
ho had been presented to ine, and
uaid tj myisc'f, "It should in this case
diamond cut diamond"
Somehovv my even had fallen un
der ha fire admriug glance, but I
fortified myself wvh the thought:
"So he always looks. It is the first
move in h's atacli."
I met glance wi h glmce, smile
with sin le, and pretty sju cell with
fliucyreto t. or fc'entimeut'd repar
tee, accordingly, as onu or the other
could be delivered with more te linjr
"Are you sincere ?" ho questioned,
one evening. "Ans-.ver me frankly.
If you are not, tell mo so now."
"in other words," I answered,
"throw down my weapons, acknowl
edged my unarmed condition, and
smiliugly invite you to advance to
"Xo," lie sa'd. 'At your hands I
prefer defeat. Y u acknowledge,
howeve'-, ilia" jou lioll weapons; in
ether words th-t you wosv a iniisk."
"No," I replied, I wear no mask.
I curry no w apons. Be merciful.
He gfew pale, an! opened his 1 ps,
cs if to peak, then, ha-tily list- g,
and making a brief adieu, he left me.
For thsi first time I was a li i'e
frightened, a litt.e in d ubt as to its
being wholly x matter of nmiisemnit
to him a ii tie dubious as to how
Roger wuvdd regard my conduct in
the matter, tor Roger played a very
important part in my life even then,
since although five hundred mile3
away he hid my promise that n
his return I w mid become his wife,
and I determined on the Colonel's
next visit I would turn the convert a
tion in'o otlier channels.
But I had no opportunity to carry
my good intention into effect. His
first act when he en ered the room
the next e .ming, wherrt I at aion,
was to cross directly in front of me.
th?n to stoop and take bjih hands in
"You ask el me last night to b.
mercifu1," he beg n "God help you
if you d:d not mean the.-e words.
They have been ringing in my ears
over Bine. Child, do you know
d vou dre tin how I love you?
You have rais d in me tba first j as
sion of my life, t l ough I am to-day
thirty five years of aj;e. "What a little
frail thing 3'ou are, and yet you hold
in th- so little hands a itroig man's
des it:y. Speak to me, love ! Tel!
me that my wife is here before me !"
Iu that moment my coquetry took
wings and fled away, and in its stead
came a dull realization of what I had
I ts trove to draw ray hand from
his. As well might I have tried to
dislodge a stone imbedded for cen
turies in the mountain bide. My
Keif-possession forsook sie. In iny
fright I blunderf d out thf. woist pos
rible thing I could have said:
"I cannot do that. I cannot be the
wife of two men. I thought you
knew I was i-ngagt-d."
A look of sternly, icy contempt
flashed into his eyes. He wrung my
lingers wn instant until I cried out
with pain, then threw them from him
and fo'd'd his arms across his breast-
"You d )re ttdl me this," he said in
concentrated touts. "Auswer mo
one que-tion. What mean pitiful
motive has made you do this thing?"
"I did no? know whether you were
in earn-st," I replied, remembering as
If poke how hard I had tried to make
him so though never in my inner
most th ughts, to this extent nev
er, as the Gi eat Father is my judge,
to blat h:s future., or to bring about
his mouth the lines of agony now
"I thought, a moment ago," he an
fwered then, very slowly, "that in my
life I had no other prayer to make to
heaven. I make one now, and that is
that I may lira to see you sutler
through yoar love as you have dealt
sufferings to me through mine."
His words sojud.-d like a curse.
j They filled the room, and oppressed !
my very soul with a nameless dread I
and a haunted prescience of the lu
Shivering, I buried my face in my
hands. "When I lifted it I was alone.
Col. Lake had left me.
"When Roger comes home I will
tell him all about it," I whispered to
But somehow when three months
later Roger caiie home, I had so
much ele to think of, the busy pre
paration for my marriage, and my sky
was so blue that I could not bear to
risk upon it a wng'le cloud.
The Colonel's words seemed very
idle now. As though any misery
could grow out of the deep heart-love
Roger and I felt for each other !
How smdl, how unwoithy of him
and myself, has been my idle coque
ties of the past. Never mind. 1 had
all my future to acne.
Then enme my wedding day, when
the other woildgave me its smiliug
beuison in bright sunshine and balmy
I was Roger's now his very own
and could have defied the universe
in my exquisite happiness.
Six months later my husband en
tered onr little sitting room one
morning bearing in his hand a letter
stamped with an tfiicial seal.
"Be," he said my name was Bea
trice but I was too undignified for
its possession and o they shorten d j
it to Bv- and his voice "trembltd ai
little "it is vfti-v soon, dailimr, to re-
! mind you that vou area so' dier's wife, j
but I am ordered to-report at once to,
Foit ,under Col. Lake s command. !
xuey am cipaxe irouoie wuu me jn-;
dians. God knows how I hate to
mi jr.j.i. vi ii "r I
leave you, my pivcioiTs little wife, but
there 'is no alternative. I must stait !
within 21 houjs.''
"L(-ave me ? I cried, starting to my;
feet, and throw
riiiQ mvself sob! intrlv ;
on his brt ast
'You shall not leave j
me : j aUd me with you,
you will break my heart."
Roger, or j
"L-hild. it woul.l be madness f -rvou
to imaenake the hardships 1 1 a iron-i
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ti.rhfe. I cannot consent. !
But I pleaded bo pit. ously that at ; J-y at seeing him again. ? j Bonnets, muffs and costumes! Poor Lucille AVestern was afflicted White House during the past few
last, reluctant y yet gladly, prom-j "You Ure alivo you are alive !" I j match when worn by the most fasti-jy a birth-mark. She was a regular mouths was ludely broken yesterday
ised we bhould start ou the evening i said, over and over. 1 diouslv fashionable women. j female Esau. Abo at her waist there by a stentoiian voice shouting out
feliefai1'. , . -J ''"iliri57l'e'1,;bt at wbat Jet or colored crystal beads en- s 'h of "bky brown from the portico :
W hen I had time to think it over I ; a cost ! A man to day has given up j licx all tbe richest trimmings and ' hau' whicn ran UP to a Pointm fr01lt-! "Open the doois for the new Pres
rtinembered he had said the post was j his life for me." j emroijerjes 0h dressy costumes. " vnere cam3 above the tops of her ! ident !"
under Col. Lake's c 'mmaivd. I shud-; He sprang from his belie then, and j ' j dresses it was carefully shaved, but j The doorkeepers jumped as if they
dered. He it was doub'less, wh se ' Jed me to the littei in the rear. The! To muffle the throat in several ; the skin always remained blue. So had been shot, and. rushinc to the
ordered mv husband
fivm my k:
le. i.i:ic i ho had not
my accompanying him.
. Oh, what further evil nngnt Le no.
! work him 1 Was it not my duly to
. tell l! overall and v.ar.i him tt'.:ain.c;:
him t 3Iv courage f:il-.d me. I would !
wmi ana watcii. At least he shouia
on v striko at him thro rgh me. :
Oa- journey lasted three v.'.eks. 1 1
was woru and exhausted at its c-'ose. ! soon have been overpowered, but j
The Colonel himself met our anibu-; tat the Cwdoriel had seen his danger, i
lance on its arrival. ! Spurring his horse ahead of his
"You have brought your wife?" I men, he had flown to the rescue,
heard him sav. in amazed tone?, in i charging down in the very midst of a
answer to s'me r.iua.k of Rogers "suouer jf arrows.
after the first greeting. "AYewill do! "It was a deed worthy of a god," ,
all to make her comfortable, but it is i
very htUe. Besides i
He added southing m a voice so j
low that I huled t ) catch it. ;
A moment later I caught sH.t of i
his face as lioo-er lifted me down in i
his anus. I almost cried out in my j
surprise His hair, which had been I
black -as a laven's w hig one short j
year ago, wms almost whi'.e. He!
looked fully fifty years of age. The i
sitrht caused mv fe.r and resentment i
to vanish, and i held out mv hand. '
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"AYon't you welcome me, Colonel ? '
He bowed without seeming to no
tice my outstretched hand, murmur
id some courteous words of greeting.
then turned away to give a command
to an orderly standing: near
I saw very li'tle
weeks that fallowed
of him in the
They were full
of excitement, for the lnd ans were , to repi.oacb me though I told him
constantly molesting us, and fears a1 . bnt Ul roUgh my happiness ever i
were entertained that hey were mecl- heiut'8 seif.rn)roach; and the!
dating an attack. Indeed, they nadwnnir tuu iniifriVlonf lv.r nil
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arrival, and this was what the Colo
nel had confided to my husband.
Still, spite of all, I was glad to be
here. A .vay from Roger I should
have sickened of suspense. Now I
was by his side to meet and know the
"Why are not you ancl Lake bet
ter friends? he baid to me one day. j
"I ca?.not understand it." !
Nor could I explain, now, t'at 1 1
had kept silence so long; besides, my;
distrust was wearing away. Al
though distant and reserved, quietly
repulsing all my advances, I felt that
Colonel Lfike would work Roger no
Untd one morning my sophistries
fled. The Indians had made a sorth
No one knewr their numbers or their
strength. It was necessary to send
out an advance guard from our little
garrison, though each man who wen
well knew that he might never return.
At 11 o'clock mv husband, to mv
amazement, enteiedmv room in fail!
uniform. " j
"Good bye little Be !" he said, i
"Prav for mv safe return, dear. I am !
ordered to command the advance !
"You shall not go !" I cried, wibUy.
"It is lr's revenge ! Fool that I have
bi?en to have trusted him!"
"My darling, calm yourself. Wliat
do you mean?
i "Wait here a moment !" I exclaim j
Leaving him transfixed with a3ton j
ishment, I flew across to the Colonel's
He was buckling on his sword as I
"You have done this thing," I be
gan ; "you have seen how happy I
am, and you must convert it into
agony. Rescind your orders leave
me my husband ! I throw myself at
your feet, at jour mercy." i
"I would have spared him if I
could. He is the only officer at the
post capable of just this attack. I
accompany him, Mrs. Lee. The dan
ger is divided, and equal for both."
"Go, if it must be to your death !"
I answered cruelly. "You Iiave no
right to diMg my husband with you.
He shall not go !"
But words were useless, though I
fancied as he turned away, I saw a
tear glimnirring in his eye.
Still I pit aded, clinging to Roger's
neck, whon he crossed ia search of
At last they tore him from my sense
less foim, and when I had lecovered
j consciousness they were far beyond
the reach of my entreaties, but not
my prayers, sent to a higher throne.
"Bun sh him Ob, God!" I cried, in
my agony, "but spare my husband,
and bring him back to me. He said
I should suffer. Ah, what was his
suffering to this intolerable torture
The day wore slowlv only on. At
nightfall, when my brain was bursting j
we heard the note of a distant bugle, j
Some at least of the little band had
liiko a .wltito statue 1 went to
meet them. They came slowly,
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j..iBiuS uu w(7 .
forms. Among the latter I knew I
should find my husband, even as,
finding him, I knew I should go mad. !
But no ! Leading the van he came, j
sitting on his horse, though in his !
eves there smiled no welcome, and
on his ft ice was a ghastly pallor, but
he was here aud I was not a widow-
I threw myself on tho nt ck of the
horse; I kissed his mane, his fore
head. I clunr to Rosier ia my wild
nurse; x jiisseu uis mane, 1113 iore :
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head, l citing to Koger 1:1 my wild j
wlito, dead fice of Cjlouel L ike ; yards of white or biacs tune, a la -Lucille wore a huge cross dangling j door, flung it wide open, and the new
lo..k: d up at us both. ! Sarah Bernhardt, will be all the ( just above that portion of her anato- j President burst upon their astonished
"We have kilhd him. Be you ' fashion. my. Igaze. He was a short, thick-set
and I." 1113 hu-band sai-l, ' He vvas., Cry:.td beads in iridescent hues,! Parepa Rosa had a deep vaccina man, about forty years of age, dress
the noblest man that ever lived." ' while and clear as dass, are used to j tion scar far down her robust arm, ; ed iu a dark-blue flannel suit, and
And then he told me all the story. .n,,.a t,.;,.,.Av..;,.v ....o, ! and when her sleeves were very short with a red moustache. He smiled
H. had ridden a lit 1 1
i" coiuiijauu, wucu u. su-iueuty uau j
been su roaiide t by the loo. l igld
desperately as he would, he would :
my husband continued. "I thought j
we both were uniiurt, almost lnmi-j
culousiy so. e were beating a re-;
treat to cur commanii, when one of .
'h3 wild tsavagea launched his toma-,
hawk at my breast. The Colonel
saw it glittering in the air, aud
throwing himself before me caught
tue l'low- The next minute we wtre
in s if ety, but safety gained too late.
".uou't regret it, ht said, pressm
xmi uci x um ikjl iici
yalie- I loved her, Roger, my bov.
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I hare not cared much for living
since, and now that I have spared
her tbe sufferings I would once have !
wished her I am glad to die. Ask I
htr to foraive me for those rash I
words. I never meant them and let
her future happiness buy my atone- 1
I have been
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God, Cain's brand will not be upon
A Musical (?) Instrument.
A young man saw an advertisement
oi tne "Chicago immature JPiano
Company," w'.ere fur a dollar they
could have a new instrument on which
any one could play at sight. He sent
li.a mnnfiv. n.Tirt rpnpiviBfl nnf o ninnn
but the ructions how to make one :
Ta-e a flour bari.elftnv old one
will do and put as many cats into it
as it will hold. L?ave a slit in the
side the length of the ban-el A
pointed stick moved along in this slit
is sure to produce all the tones de
sired, since most of the cats will an
swer to the prodding. A child can
play it" AVinston Leader.
A Good Rebuke.
A meddlesome old woman was
sneerincr at a young mother's awk-
hardness ith her infant, and said:
declare a woman never ought to
have a baby unless she knows how to
bold it "Nor a tongue either,"
wa3 the quiet rejoinder. Yonkers
Good advice. If you have a friend
with a coufrh or cold, tell him to try
I Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup. It is a good
thing, and he will thank you for your
advice. The price is onlv 25 cents a
v 25 cents a
j made any impression abroad, bat
Holers wife mariyliu .....!. : xr. v t,
Plaids are in high favor,
Polish caps with tassels are worn.
Buttons are more artistic than ever.
The dolman visite is the favorite
Mull fichus and scarfs remain in
Flannel balmorals take the place
of felt skirts.
Imported evening dresses have
very long trains.
All very dressy costumes are trim
med with embroidery.
Both square and round trains are
worn in evening toilet.
Some very small bonnets appear
among late novelties in millinery.
A trimming much in vogue is black
not embroidered with jet beads.
Irish poiut and church lace trim
the most fashionable mull neck
Velveteen, farmer's satin and flan
nel skirts bid fair to supersede felt
Rough aud shaggy cloaking cloths
ate in demand for jackets and sacks.
Sets of buttons are sold with each
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uluu uytUiUo arusuc u-
Tortoise shell combs, both in the
amber and dark shades, always re
Short dresses are made up in the
richest materia!! for reception aud
: visiting: toilets.
After the rage for big bonnets, has
subsided, tho medium size will
probably be most worn.
Fancy combs, headed, with balls
of gold, coral, or crvtal, to imitate
to imitate diamonds, are worn.
Among novelties and sashes to
r I fit) 1 lha !lnttl tt,r-l At" tha
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li ilia m -wii n . a Hin.il f !
Witu fpin-es, uvbseis, 01 uaiib. ,
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y ft . r;"i
" jenu-uumu uuu vcu i
tnm l)0tl1 bonnets and dresses. ,
Bonnet ornaments, in the form of
little gilded pigs, spiders, bees aud j
beetle:', ornament the new jjluh
m. . . . .
3 01 man) , "ie n.ew. ar." i
?a"a'1. "ei are U1f e .S1 stOIt l3lfUe,u j
W hite plu.sh bonnets, with tbe !
crowns or brims dotted with medium-.
sized pearl beads, bid fair to be fa-
Plush muffs are fljtt, and the plush
is arranged in loose, irregular folds,
not tight or smooth around the muff.
Plush muffs to match hats are
trimmed with coffee-stained lace and
iurnisuea witn Efoia corus, wnicn
suspend them around the neck.
Black aud brown beaver plush
bonnets and hats are frequently lined
witn aniber-colored yellow, red, blue j
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ana oihcv pale-tiuted plush.
rrua o 1ri- -n ni
lne plain skirt, plain .corsages of
a . ' i ..l r.. 4
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Fashionable hair-dressing makes
the head look as small as possible,
but the curls and frizzeti worn
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Many of the handsomest wraps
are trimmed with jet embroideries in
artistic designs, set figurep, bands,
gimps, cords, tassels, spikes and gal'
Circulars will be much woru as
V. ,., fliav V.r.i.to nnl.lor IMiot
ara 11-1 mnra ner-u lafi 1 fani.fi til fit! It.xf
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year, being cut with a slight spring
in the back.
Causes of Defeat.
Washington Post, Dera.
It is not necessary to look far for
the causes of republican success.
They are on the surface. All the cor-!
porate capital in the United States is
identified with that party. The Na
tional banks, the bondnolders, the
great lines of railway, and thousands
of protected monopolies have been
taught, by profitable experience, that
they may safely rely on the Republi
can party for legislation in their be-
hall, as against the interests Of the
men who would vote the Democratic
ticket if left to their own inclinations.
The Federal machine has grown to
We have an army
of ofiiceholders and government em-
! ployes. They and those within the
reach of their personal influence arc
! reach of their personal influence arc
j naturally on the side of the 'ins.'
These corpomtions sway an SSiJ5Sll.S ipank youx-u Aet ne forget the late political strife ; conductor inquired if he ws hurt,
voting power. They influ-j bet, i and turn our attention to other mat- j "Hurt ! No. Who dat struck me?"
political action of a mnhouUJ?u Let us go 'was the response. The darkey was
The Meanest Man.
No purer, truer man was ever pre
sented to the American people for
their suffrages than Winfield Scott
Hancock. No man with such a de
based, soiled character as James A.
Garfield was ever put forward be
fore for the highest place in our
country. People have become so
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tli 4. 4i it i
tne latter to the former. Ave have
5! 1 J 1 1- ri''
uarneia we cua noi ueueve. w e
hold to-day that he is possibly the
meanest man in American politics
An Unfortunate Man.
A patient in the hospital of the
University of Michigan, when five
yearS old, fell from a shed and broke
all his ribs, both collar bones, his
breast bone, his right arm in two
places, his left arm above the elbow,
and his right hand. At the age of
twelve he dislocated his hip and
broke his right ankle. In a quarrel
oon after he wa3 shot in the other
ankle. When the war broke out he
joined the Union army, way bayonet
ed in the knee, captured by the Con
federates, almost starved in prison,
sun-struck, burst a vein in his leg
and almost bled to death. After
leaving the army he was struck by a
falling tree and had his skull frac
tured and lost eight teeth. During
his life, he has had cholera and yel
low spotted fever.
A great inany tricks of stage cos
tume spring from personal defects.
In whatever cut of waist Modjeska
appears there is always a bunch of
flowers or a bow placed at the left of
her open corsage. AVhen this device
is not resorted to a little strap of silk
will be trained across diagonally, or a
little fan of lace will suddenly spring
from the left corner, in order to hide
a scar on the breast that looks as if it .
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was tne result 01 a wound irom a
pomard, a "souvenir" of a romance.
a knot of ribbon or a trail of flowers
usea to cover it. t$eiore mo grew so
extremely stout she wore a golden i
band ab ;ve the elbow to hide it but j
when her armlet had to be as big as
a waistcoat she abandoned the oddity.
One night, speaking of the scar to an
American girl, who sat in her dress-
ing room, the Yankee offered Parepa
an immediate and effectual conceal-
ment of the offending spot. She
took one of tlle camiles off the toilet
table, and, holding it above the arm,
let one drop of the melted wax fall
upon the place, and there was no
further need of concealmir devices
A dash of flesh-tinted powder com -
pletel the cure, and Parepa's make
up box forever after contained a bit
of wax candle.
One exceedingly interesting feature
of the New Garden Fair was the con-
test for the premium (which was
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bonnet,) offered for the prettiest baby
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corner of the exhibition hall" there j but mySeIf at this time knows. It is
were eight anxious mothers, seated ! an important secret. I am the peo
in a row, jumping their babies up j pi0's choice, the great -.ihicf ruler
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4u.c uunu upuu. men miccs xn uxixex
t.n I mi nor t limit tn a sfatA nt ti9.Ti.winm
anaShfimtrr handled their i x 7 J , ' t ! i day imprisonment for an assault by
quietuae. ne miant-ij nanuied their j g0 t0 my rooms. But he was told j Tf" , , v -.r. Af
arms well, and ust at the time when bcf waB Jt goiog to Lis rooms in the "f
order prevailed in the front ranks, the Wbite House Then he mew very iT Up last wef t befie ude
judgesP"went off," and eight mammas fadiaft? and said that if he "ad 0"
opened fire aU along the line. While knofen it be wouId have brongUt 50)-1 a tj A f
there were many babies, each mother; coo soldiers along with him. Hel1 veidict of guluy, and the
thought she had the lovehest darling 8 still unappeusSed when he lef J
nf m nil. nnri fliaf. mfda thfl Lrw ...:..... ' oument Afterwards changed to a
"Say all are pretty," said one.
"Let's draw straws," exclaimed an-
i 0lDer- . . .
0 t , t h nearest neighbor
and remarked :
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" ' J ' l'- -
t'est one here."
"I know my baby is the prettiest,"
said one, who had not as yet spoken,
but who had h' ard all taat was said
"Come honev let's o " remarked
something for her darling (kiss). AVe
won't stay here with these naughty
One baby p-ot into the hands of a
unff man. and he was sinrint? :
j Soo-shoo, ehooby, 8hooy, hush, hwsb-i-ty hush;
Kow, baby, go-by, go hush-i-ty hush;
The judges awarded the premium
to Mrs. C. M. Ward's baby.
One lady said she didn't brag on
good looks, but her baby was annable.
'; Another went on its weight, which
; was 29 pounds. Another slept well
was 29 pounds
! at night.
elderly lady, as she shouldered her !' "-" jjy.- , i ouiiunm oiujuu. jlxxc cuuuuctior,
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"You won't get the pre-i "!lTe a oeuerous B0U lJjac responus looiang out, found the engineer $n
too much partiality, ion are ' Avlu v lu aii UUi uue,;,lcu xauux ; me grouuti witn a lamp, xn response
dearest, sweetest, prettiest 'ittle a climate ol the most salubrious, what ; to an inquiry ho stated that he had
, -t -i i i niAro nart wo, vvali9 AV nrn ftl in 1t. - .!'-.. ...-r r.-fV l.r 4 .-.!. i:xxl.
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A Strange Meeting.
I Winston Leader.
On Tuesday last a stranger stopped i
at the residence of iIr. John bhoaf,
in Forsyth county, and Mrs. Shoaf
invited him to be seated. She then
excused her appearance, having been
out dyeing some goods, she did not
think her dress and hands were in l
p.ight to receive strangers
i 1 ,a,-.i ,
e; a, a may J as If who lives here?
John Sheaf lives here, sir."
"And you are his wife? ' he con
tinued. "Yes, sir."
"May I inquire who you v,Tere be
fore marriage V
"I was a Miss Holder."
"Why, that name is quite familiar
to me. I'm just from California, and
have a friend there by the name of
"You have ?" returned Mrs. Shoaf.
'My brother lives there, and his name
is Holder. I expect he i3 the very
man you know.'
"Yres, ma'am, and I'm sorry to in
form you bad news of him. He's
become intemperate in f.--ct, killing
himself drinking, and was lying in a
dying condition when I loft. I know
he's dead by this time ; I'm confident
of it. Now where is your husband?"
"Off in the field, sir."
"Well, ma'am, will you not kiss me
for the sake of 3-our brother?"
"Oh, yes, but you must kiss me,"
continued the stranger.
"I will not," replied Mrs. Shoaf, at
tho same time running out of doors,
with the stranger pursuing.
She ran to the dye pot, dipped a
broom in it and came down on him
with a bang, literally covering him
with the dye.
The stranger then broke out in a
hearty laugh, and Mrs. Shoaf recog
nized her brother John, who had been
gone about 31 years.
He Belieyed lie was President.
The quiet that has en veloned the
: condescendingly neon tb nearly pet-
i rmtd doorkeepers, and wallced calm-
uuiiiuoi aim taniu ms
ctly in the centre of the
j floor and faciug Sergeant Diusinore,
I said, with evident satisfaction :
"Well, the house looks eomforta-
Then, 'turning to the spectators,
i he announced solemnly :
j "I am the great chief ruler of the
j universe, the selection of the people." j
Some incredulity being expressed ,
as to the truth of ihh; statement, ho ;
said tbat he had tne papers to prove
it. They were, however, Sta.e pa
! pers, and, as he had not sc-h ced his
Cabinet, he did
not lue to snow
he would show a
portion of tnem. ii handed over
to Sergeaufc Diusmorq two papers,
to be sbowu to bi3 room at ODCe, but
j be wa8 told his papers were not sat -
I -AVeU then
he said gravely, "I
i ciiosen six montns ajti whose e.ec-
' v .. . .1 t, ..i.jJ. 1 it l !
it l u 1 1 in
livfntov an-lrioilv tnvn nn nr. Iho
i Ol G SeeUlS tO
What Should we Do.
Since the election is now over, let
us turn our attention to matters ma-
I u nai 10 lh6 improvement ana ue -
1..,. ,, . i i-i
i S whithersoever we list, and engage
'm whatsoever business we iike. lis
ia free country. Our farmers have
'made an abundant crop of both corn
! aud cotton, the present year, iu tact,
li ! J. 1. l Ji . 1 1 .
u,-Tr tt ii 4i 1 !tliat tne ,aw hmited the pumshment.
White House, and where they umetts be satisfied ff d
iirom, or whore they disappear to, no R l , i1Pvif,r emfon,o
Jinow. . asmngiou : KicJW Jriwnl
ii is sam iuui iue crops ure iiuer luhii ; sioppeu some one down the embank
those of any year since the war. Then ment sung out, "Who dat 1" The
bravely to work, and improve our
stock, put our lauds m a higher state
i of cultivation, and ho;d that proud
: place we now occupy of being calh-d
I the best farmers in the State. It is
only by delving in the soil that plen -
j ty is reached, and with plenty comes
j happiness. Tarboro' Southerner.
A correspondent informs us that
about, two weeks since tho store of
Mr. Joseph Jester, near St. John's,
was burned, with about five bales of
cotton, together with the entire con
sents of the store. Murfreesboro'
Two of the ballot-boxes were stolen
at this precinct Tuesday night, but.
were found in about half an hour.
They returned a larger majority iov
the republicans than the others
T1 11 vara m-m -
eu itenn n niio i'inwitiy
On Saturday last, a
named Pastel Birch, while plowing in
a field of Col. H. T. Knotts, in this
county, fell dead. The attending
physician pronounced heart disease
the cause of his sudden death. An
Sad and Sudden Death.
We have to chronicle the sad and
suddon death of a worthy and es
timable citizen, Mr. Robert Gaddy, of
AVhite's Store. He is another victim
to that fell-destroyer, heart disease.
Saturday night he reared as usual,
and Sunday morning found him in
bed a corpse. Anson Times.
Diphtheria in Alamance.
Since the first of September last
that dreadful disease, diphtheria, has
been raging to an alarming extent in
the Hawfl eld's neighborhood of Ala
mance county. Many children, both
white and colored, have died, and the
disease still rages. Greensboro' Pat
riot. Incendiary Fire.
There has been another incendiary
fire in Providence township. During
the absence of Mr. S. W. Few ell on
election day, a building on his jremi
ses, close to his dwelling house and
barn, the latter containing a quantity
of fodder, hay, etc., was fired and de
stroyed. Charlotte Observer.
The North Carolina and Arirginia
Christian Conference will meet in its
55th annual session with the church
at Bethlehem, Alamance count v,N. O,
Friday, November 10, 138.. The
annual sermon will be preached by
Rev. W. G. Clements, of Morrisville,
N. C. News and Observer.
Importance of One Vote.
Mr. Jamea A. Brown was elected
constable for Cross C -ek township
at the recent election l.r n ri.Invfv nf
i OQfi vol-3- opponent was Charles
CotUn. a colored man. One vole is
sometimes a m&iter of great impor
tance. A Govern 'T of Massachusetts
was once elected by one vote, and
Samuel J. Tilden was defrauded -f
his election in lS7f by counting a
majority of one electoral vote in favor
. i- i i r. . v i . j. -it vi
i t. . ujivkn x avetieviue J.zani
j it )as only been a ye r or two
ip-iMc tv.T5, Womn
tick; ol exnort iit ih's market and
n0Wj v,x- learn, it is almost impossible
j to supply tho demand for it It is
j shipped North, where it undergoes
j certain wremrations. and is then used
ifirst pfeparatory process to
; is 8nfeected. there is a de
subjected. There is a depot for it
I near tho foot of Orange street, where
j it is haled for shipment. AYil. Star.
Kissing and Jailing.
The case of Stephen C. Spenee,
! published in the Journal several
; months ago, who was sentenced to 30
iounne and expressed great regret
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After Cai)t. Drummond's train,
coming in from Weldon, had passed
Tar river bridge last evening, a rather
odd accident occurred. Just past a
. , . , .
j rather high embankment the train
j distance back. The man, he said,
. was sitting on the end of a crossTtie.
: The train was backed, and sesrufi for
the man was made for half an hour.
! Just as the search was about to be
i 1 i 1 1 .
finally m ide to understand that the
' engine had struck him. ne was a
: sight to see, covered with mud, but
; not hurt in the least. Capt. Drain-
, mond turn6di him ever to a ran livr
! fag near b; and bade him good night!
j No damage was done the engine 0
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