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A Sons? nf l.ovo.
Tim Invo nf ill- i iio il I r the Less
la the Hun's free ;
Tho lovn of Him 1.1;.. f..r tlii- l. li"
Is Urn Day's e,la.l love of tlio ii .
Hut atom nml mote can ti!l
I if a nobler love,
In glory nml bonuty beyond,
In bless dues far iibovo.
'TIs tlio lo-... of the I."sh for tin- (iront,
Tho yeai-uiir-, '(-.in'
Of tliu 1'oor to ntiuin tho Compl-to,
I )f tho Low lo i-inhra.-i' Hi;' Higher;
Tlio longing an I lov.j of tlit your
Kor IIiii Spi ing unborn,
Tll love of tlio Brook for tin) S -a,
Tlio low or ih" N -hi for Hi" Morn.
ll!ol:ri I on '1 ioh I i ii-n in Independent.
THE LOSf SPECTACLES.
IIV KM MA A nl'l'llt.
"I laid 'em right ilowii here," 'aid
Mr. Bjiuielt; "and ' now they're gone."
Myra looked u from tlu long sup-pcr-tablu
sliu wit cluarin g, with a nur
I ri-i iij lack of agitation. Sim had not
kept lioino for Mr. lijiinrtt for tho two
yi ars sinco hit wifo had 1 it?l without
learning that ho wai very probably tliu
moat ttbtoiit-mindcd old gentleman in
"Laid 'cm right down her1," Mr.
Bennett ropeatel, I uiubling iibout on
tho kitchen window-. ill ; "ami now
th-y ain't here. Funny!'
Ho spoke querulously ; nu 1 nftcr n
Img, hard day with tho tlunshors it
was not ninth to ho wondered lit.
"Are yon sura you 1 ill thorn there? '
s ii 1 Myr.i. She l ml put tliu same question
on a luiinlroil previous occasions; but
-ho spoko patient. y. Shu h:ul hill u
I aid ilny, too, getting dinner and Mi ll
r for clev.-n men wan no light tatk,
ut Myra' sweetness was never n.llljd.
You could havj i.u.-ssud that with ona
look into her soft, c:ilm, pretty bluo
"Am I surui" said Mr. Hmnott,
shirply, dropping into n clrur mi l wip
la hit fuel with ft red handkerchief.
"Now, what'. the ii so ct saying that,
Myry? Don't I always know where 1
lay my spectacles? 1 recollect putting
em dowi there, j-st alter .supper; and
then I stopped out to settle up with
Yarick, and fussed 'round tho barn a
little, and now 1 coiiw back and thcy'io
gouo. 1 recollect it,' ' baid M'. llennett,
rs though hit rccol!ivtio:i was a thing
not to bo disputed. 'Aid they're my
be9t gold-buwud gl.rsus ; 1 don't wear
'cm common. 1 don't know what I put
th'.'in on today for. Jj.t to get 'em
-till', It'pOtC. "
"Stole?' said Myra, in shocked re
"Yul, I'vo pot my suspicions,'1
I'.uuett responded, crossing hit
with a j'.-rk. ' I vo pot 'em. What
lo you think, anyhow, o' folks that
hire out to Yarick to thrash for a dol
lar a 1 ly, a-wearing white shirti ai d
collar, and having h-tiuls ju-t in whit
a that plate? Wli t do you think of it f"
Mr. li.'nuctt demanded, cone' mively.
Myra's gentle fac , bent over thu
i ulter-diih sho wai scraping, flushed
"Do you mean Mr. Goodwin?' sho
' llow'd you know him?' laid Mr.
"Oh, 1 I'vo met him ! ' said Myr.i,
mildly. "II"' s staying with tho Black,
next door to Aunt M iry'.t. IL't Mr.
muck's nephew; and ho's in Aunt
M .ry's somatimes. I've met him thire.'
"H'm! hevhev youi' anil Mr.
B.-nnett, with a conteirptuoui grunt.
"Va', yuu better let him alone; tlnl'j
my advice. If I ain't loo-d i? my ou ,
lie ain't lit for nobody to meet !"
Myra, red-checked, and brushing the
b!o-cloth with tl attortn j handi, wnt
"D.)oj it look jest n;,'ht," said Mr.
limiiett, Bteruly, "for a young man
t slick and good-looking feller though
ho be to bo goinp; around w ith Vaiu k's
ihrashers, with thorn citified ways "
"He's doing it on account of hit
health," said Myra, bravely intermpt
ing. "Mj camo away from the city lor
country air anil exorcise, and he's i ide
pendent enough to take tho cxercUo in
a way that will brin him a little
moacy. llo isn't rich."
"How do you come to know so
much?' said Mr. Dennett, acridly.
"Told you, eli ? YVnl, it's my advice
not to lot him toll you any more. Won't
no good come of it. 1 tell yo 1' ve rot
my suspicion. It ain't j st i i . lit,
don't caro what you fay; something
wrong about il. For a lelier like that
to go round thrashing, in them
"I suppoto they're all tho clothes ho
has with hi'ii," suit Myra, patient y.
"In them clothes, and with thut air
it hi . Yi u ived t tell me! ' Mr. Den
nett ended, v.iU"ly but immovably.
"Yet, his mantieri are hotter than
Syd Young', or Yarick's," said Myra,
looking ruefully at the stained cloth
where Yarick hn I cstin. "But is that
any thing agftiuot him, Mr. Dennett!"'
"W.d, I know jot at well as I want
to whore them glu'ot bev gone to,"
tald Mr. B nnett, with stubborn irato
nesa. "Do yen sfrioutly think that M .
G lodwin his takei then.?" sail Mr.t.
her pretty eyos romonstraatly wi I.'.
'Trolly clour case, scoini to mo,'
said .Mr. Djnnett, doggedly. "Thcro
wouldn't another ono o' them mon 'a
done it; I know 'cm all. 1 waii't over
pleased with him fust ininutu I sou
Myra put tlio goblets into thodiih
"I can gcncr'ly toll when a man nin't
honoit," Mr. Doauctt proceeded, with
growing conli lono, "and that fciler
aii't. lie s;c them ghtsse and he t'-ok
'tin; ho didn't s'po-o he'd bo suspi
cionod. Ile't calc'lating to soil 'om
soon as ho gits back to the city. Clear
ca3o, I consider. IIj'II git como up
with, thou;h. He won't git out o
town with them glasses"
"ll! coul In't havo taken thorn, Mr.
Dennett, sui I Myri. "H i ililn't go
ucar the windnw-iiil.''
"How ilo you know h') diln'tf Mr.
Dinnctt demanded, tirtly. "Wal, yis,
como to recollect hanging round you
after supper, w in' t he?''
Myra's cho.-k flamed, and her lips
trembled; Mr. lijnnctt's tonu was grulT.
"Yis!" ilr. Dennett got up nnd
went r it in ll t it about th) room, agi
t iteily. "And I don't s'pito you' 11
h nr to reason no moron moit gnls will.
You'ro t 'ok with n good-looking faco
and smart w.y-, nnd you don't see tho
rarilily I. hi i I 'cm, nor you won't bi
iiiado to. You'ro jist like tlio hull
taraal set o. 'cm !
"Mr. 1! illicit !' cri:d Myr.i, her teart
dropping into tlio di.h-water.
"Wal, 1 h du' t nothing t say about
it. You'll h'-v to go your own wny, 1
sail Mr. D nnelt, sternly. "A I I hev
got to sny it, he don't jil out o' thit
town with Hum ;linso'. I'll li rv tho
A till, bowing form nnd ahuudspin',
smiling faco were at tliu door. M '.
O.iolwin looked in pleasantly nt Mr.
Dennett nnd Myra.
'O i!" Myia lallernl, h'liriedly dry
ing her eyes and sini ing buck at linn.
"I mil t iii'olou'i.i for biirstin,' in in
this way,'' s:i I tin young man; I ut hit
ipiii t, gentlem in.y e itrancu coil! I hard
ly be ca'.loil a bur t. "And my errand
ii hardly of i-natigh importance. I could
have w .ute I '
II ) loo , e I at M.T!, :.hyly. It was
paiin that lm errand wi. the lesser at
traction. Mr. D iinctt stood with folded nrntt
and li i-tilo eyei. Myia, treinu'eui with
appreheii-iiii, placed a chair for tliu
"I am nury to I other you,1' sni I Mr.
(ioodwi i, in a pleaant apnlo.'V, "but 1
have loit my carf-pla soinewh.'ri' hero'
about i. II c ii'.sethere ii evitv chance
of its having lal'en out while 1 was ut
woik. r.edmg bii'.dies of wheat to a
tlire-hing machine is pretty well cal
culated to loosen scarf-pins. ' ho Said,
laughiig. "Dut possibly 1 may Ii.ivj
droppid it her , cith-jr at th : dinner or
supper I enjoyed so l:ii;o'y." H
smiled nl M.ra. '1 am so sorry to
trouble you! .lust a glanci ov.:r the
Il .or will di cover it, i( it is here."
'(' itainly!" aid M.ra, and openod
the west w'n low-bli ids tor more li-;ht.
M . Djunctt eyed the young man
"Seems to me its a pretty good joko
you n coming here alter something
y u've n i sed!" he snapped.
Mr. Goodwin betray. d hi astonish
ment ut tho remark only by hit silence.
Myra guz.'d at Mr. D uiiett i. plead
ing ii ieiy.
"What 1 should call a good joke,"
Mr. D mnctt icpeutcd, with a chuckle.
't,.oo you want to search ill) house?''
"My dear sir,' tho young linn cj icu
latcd in shocked amaz :inont, ' it it pos
sihlo that you suipect mo of suspecting
you? Dalicvj me, nothing could bo
further from my thouli'vi How can 1
per u ido you ''
"Like to look through my pockets,
wouldn't you?" M D'nnett pursued,
with grim irouy. "Wal, I'll givj you
n chuno if you'll let mo look through
"Mr. Benncttl' ciied Myrn, implor
iii'jly. M-. (i iod win wisdistressodly 9peech-hs-.
' (iuets we'd bctt;r do it. Guoss I'd
better go alter th; constable and hev it
dono sipiaro." said M-. Ilmnett.
And he reached up lo the clock-shelf
and took down lit second-be.t hut
which lay there.
And thort they all saw tho li'tlo
gold scarf-pin, lying on the spot which
tha hut had covered. And Myra and
Mr. Dennett saw, al o tlu thitiiug, gold
bowed r.pect iclet, shoved to tho back of
th) th -If.
Mr. Djnnett gaspj I. IDs h viest old
faco turned Irom rod to whit , in I his
knees trembled so that ho sauk to a
"Wal," hs muttorjd tremulously, and
w is woikly silent.
Mr. Goodwin went across tho room to
"I hope you don't think, Mr. Den
nett, liiat 1 attach auy meaning to thi
circumstance that it has roused at y
FU'piciou? I'lcaso don't. ludjedithts
rot. lam certain j: cmro it can
Mr. Bennett looked at Myra con (us
edly. ' Fust." he aid faiutly, "I want to
call your attention to the ill gUs.es,
Myry, I recollect putting 'em up tUora.
Y'ls, I put 'om there.''
Myra stared nt them, lookod nt Mr
Burnett aid nt .Mr. ( mil wii, smiled
and ended with n somewhat hysterical
JI-. Bennct lookod up id hit vititor.
"W il, you won't beh'.'VJ wh it I say,
young m in," ho mil, gloomily, "aavl
'tain't to bo expected."
"D lieve ynii." sdl Mr. (,odwin,
carnestlj. "Don't pain inu by repott
ing that, sir! I am n-t so foil'uli ns to
bo misled by a m-ro indiunt of thii
sort. I know your cxjilanatioa will
miko it clear."
Mr. It Mint U winced.
Chanty' a good thing," ho con
fessed, huuilily ''and I can't never toll
you how grateful I inu to you, young
man. Them was noblo words in this
hero case. Wal, th it pin i f yours - I m
consider'blo abiont-niiaded, Mr. Goo I
win 1 plcliod it ( IT tho floor jest after
dinner; 1 n collect it now. And not
knowing wliote 'tw.it, nor whero it be
loiig.'.l, I jest put it up there under
that hat; thou ;ht 'ttvou .l lo aafu till
I found out who it bolonged to; and it
went clean out o' my hea I, j 1st as
"Don't say another word, sir," sail
thn young man, eagerly, with sympa
1 1 1 tic, a I mil ing eyes on .Myrn "don't,
for my sake ! '
Dut ii was fur Myru'.t ?alv
"I'm nn (II fool, Myry,' said Mr.
lie ii lie 1 1 , an hour aid u hall kIt, when
Mr. (iio.lnm had gone dow I tliu nth
with .i ,'lit-hearte I brit;nest, and Myra
was finishing tho tlish hi. r eyut shin
ing and hur cheeks llo ho I. "I m nn
old fool, nnd I've been a trial to you,
and you've sto 1 1 it lil;o a m j 'r, an 1 so
did he, and I shan't forget it. When
yi u go to keeping luuse lor him, still
o' me --"
"Mr. ItMinett !" said .Myra, shily.
"On, wal, that 'a coining; I cm aco it
plain; and v. h::i it does c niie yon shan't
want for a M't:i ig out it go I ut I'd
give n ijirl o' my ow '. You doservo it,
and so does he, sail Mr, D nnetl, ile
voutly. S u ii diy Ni :l.t.
A Suix'ic.il Man el.
A startli ig adva.ie in s h viral srienco
hat been inolo by l . Mai:iiin in Kl in,
a tier man military urge hi. "Ill pur
tiiu'.an are given t'V tlio prof ssional
j mr.iul M moral ilier. A man ucci
doiita'ly cut nil his lj.t gre it too it tlio
middle of tiiu I'n-l j 'int. Tho si vered
piece remained limbing to the foot, but
tin connecting skin was se nc'ly thicker
than n thread. Dr. Klein sewol on tlio
Iragiiieal, div-su I i' n 1 1 1 1 iodoforni, and
hud the sati -I .i tion, in twenty-two
ilayi, cf finding tho wound h a'.ed and
tin too pel fee: ly -ound and llexilile.
K'icoiiragi'd iv t!ie unexp. cted remit in
this c ise, Dr. K ein wis i ilueid to ap
ply tho sam.: treatm nt again. A re
cruit, in i nler to di-able himself and so
escape lioni mi'itai y si I vie, ilolib
crately cut oil' hi 1 . r-li iger with an nxo
at the s. r u I j dot. The. linger cud
wus lost, and could not lo found until
h ilf-uu-hour hud cinpied. It was thou
cold and blue. N v libelees, ).. Kleia
sewitl It to the stump and applied n
bandage of iodoform gauze. At curly
ns the second d ly it was evident that
circulation lia I been partially rc-established
throughout the tin ;er, an I in .ix
weeks the man ha I not only loft hos
pital, but wat doing tho very rill) drill
which ho liul hopjd to shirk. The
ft .ger w.i", in fact, as serviceable ft- it
h id ev.'r be. n. Th 'so sto: iet read al
most like extracts from tlio ex
ploits of Biron Munchh m-.en. That
they aro chrruicled in Memorn
hi, ion i, however, cvidenco of
their truth. F. iglUh surgeons will not
bo so unwilling to credit them at they
would havo been in the days before tho
mscovery o. cue unrvmoui prop.-ri.e
of iodoform. !S:. Jam -s' Gazette.
Hear View til' a If a in bow.
Uuinbow aro seen in tin c:nt whon
the sun hat pissed the iiieriliin, and in
tho west in the morning; but we havo
never heard of a rainbow or any seg
ment of one being seen i i the west or
to tho westward in the eve i ing, say t tho
Wyotui g F. terpris-. List evening,
howev, r, nt ". oit .i lock n considerable
segment of ;i mi ibow was visible for
nearly th:o- minules in tin southwest.
The only cilor of the speelium that
showed at all was rod, and it was very
bright. Tlnclmdthit produced tho
raiibow was suspended over Mouut
D.vi lson. I rsons in Wadioe valley
dc ubtless saw the rainbow in tho full
glory of it natural l u.s, but f rear
view of it gave only the red belt. Such
a phenomenon in iy havo beco observed
bjfore, bu", if so, we havo uover cither
heard nor rea 1 of it.
It Had I he Strength.
Cap'. Siiihorse ( o Lmdiudv) : "Mrs.
ll.vshcttcr, can you t dl me winr) I can
j ut'clmse a larg qu ntity of thit but
( -usliing'.v) : ' Now !
my deir c apt am! What can you want
of a quantity of that excellent butt.Ti'' J
('apt. S : "I intended arming my
nr'.rii.es with it it place of ut!ais, ns j
my i xpcrionce w.t i i'. here euiviuce,'
in it's a great, thing to rep I I o irders." j
SiivimI ly il 'iit.
During tii : Crimean w ir a little cat,
reared in his in ilhol's cuttug.i, foilowe I
a young French soldier when ho left
his native village. The lad's heart
chiLg to this small dumb member ol his
family, and he gavo u -y a sent on hit
kiiupsiicic by dny on the lu irili and a
corner of his couch at in glit. Shu took
hor meals on her m ister's knee, and
was n general p:t in the company.
Oi tho morning thit his re ;iinent
was first ordered i :to action the soldier
bade his little cat farewell, and left her
in f hargo of n sick coinr nl . He h id
liuiriliel about a niilo from camp, whon
what wus his surprise to see Miss 1'iisS
running beside him. Ho ii te I her upon
her U'U il seat, and soon thj engage
ment commenced. Twicodil tho sol
dier full, hut ill! i .it clung lust hold.
At last a severj won id stretched him
bleeding on the Held,
No sooner did pl.sy catch -i ;ht of
tho blood flowing Iron h r mister than
tdio Fcutc 1 hcrtoll i:p u hit hely and
began to lick hit won id in the ino.l as
siduous manner. Thus sh : remained
for several hours, till tho surgeon enmn
to thu young lad and li.nl bin tarried
oil to the tent of tho woim led. Wiua
he 1 1 covered cm eiiii.iie.ss bis lii-n
iii:stiou was, "Shall 1 live;' "Yes,
my good follow," w.istho sur.jeou's un
swer. "thanks t your litdj eat; for if
sliu hit not ute 1 h r to i;;ii i s intelli
gently you won! I have been io ex
limi ted by los of bond to r cv (."
Yi u may be sun th it Uisy wit well
cared for, nn I, contiary to ill regula
tion, sho was allowed to arrompti'iy
tho young sol Ii r to tlu h i-p.tu', where
she was regaled with tlu choicst mor
sels from hit ple.te, ii : 1 became a veiy
Ho wat a very lnt.e ci'.f, too,
they first found him, "Not
raising," their fath'-r said; but
and l'atty pleaded so hard, that they
got permission to keep him, and by
gieitcare, and the help of Ail it Dd'.y'i
nourishing bread i in its and skimmed
milk, ho grow to be a strong fellow, a
great pel, and v. ry tractable mil gen
tle. Jerry had Inline 1 him to draw a tiny
cart, with thills, luiruotse 1 hi n into a
funny little crooked yoke, nnd In h id
two lines attache I tu hi i stubby horn t
to L'lii le him.
l'atty had a very largo family of doll',
two do.;n id tho very lei-.', an I th.)
children took them hi; aiii g every
pleasant day, Jerry diiv.n; in groat
slate, aud l'atty putliiug I bin 1 up tliu
One day in October J ny an I l'atty,
with till th ) dolls and Kinky, tlu kit
ten, dres-cil ii;i in tho t lollies of D -t-y
June, l'atty' biggest doll, drovo out
to tho maple., i l.ir.:c urove all, ut
half a mile ft om th i hoa-e, lutein
lo id of aut'.miii leaves for Aunt I.iura
Kinkey di I not lik-j her attire, and
bit her gown nnd scratched her bonnet
olf so olten, that 1'nt'y wis alnnst dis
couraged. Jerry tilled up thcart with b'Mittful
golden nnd red leaves, tho very bright
est and prettiest they could liul, and
I Fatty mad i a wren.h for h r hat, and
stuck a tiae brunch in J -rry's h .t band.
Then they laid the doll, an I Ki iky on
tho leaves, and c IT they tiotU: I for
home, l'atty pushi 'g I. ehiud this time,
nml holding Kinky's b uitut on.
They had gono but a little w .y, when
over pooped n big hlac'c dog from be
hind the high wad by the roalsidc.
Ii'iir! dear! Didn't Jin ;o jump! Out
he dodged into tho ditch, tipping Jerry
oil the cart, and ) tilling tho lines
I throu;h his bauds. Th n Jii.'O ran for
homjj M (aA u cou.,, wilh . ct
bobbing from side to side, and tho hi;
dog runnitij besi lo him, barking and
j twirling hit bushy tall at thou ;h it was
great fil l.
Oil bounced Kinky with a snarl, aid
waddled over thu sand, biting and
scratching at her t ingling gown, with
her tail all "bulll d' up! OlT went
Itjtscy Jane! OlV hopped M hn lu, ai
tho cart wh;n ever a stoi.t and tin
others followed one nftci anoth , i d
the protty leaws left r. golden pa.li all
along tho road. .1 rry inn alter tho fu
gitives, shou'iug t the dog and calling
to Jingo, while Fatly gathered up tho
; scattered party.
On arriving homo there xv.it found to
j be no harm done, except that Kinky
i had lost her bonnet ami the oi l rack
1 ii 15 tscy Jane's head yuwuo.l wider
! than ever.
One morning, not long alter, Jingo
I wat lost. Jerry and Fatty hunted for
' him noarly all day, but lie Vis not to
; bo found, and they were afraid ho had
got into a big drove of cattlo that had
passed early that morning on their way
' to Brighton, and th y would n. ver see
i him again.
Dolefully at night they took th" bas
ket, and went outto the stable to gather
the day's egg, and what should th y
find in tho stable loft but Jingo, lying
on tho hay nnd chewing Ins till in
groat content. H had c'i-i'cl up tin
stair to tin lo.'t for his break f i t, and
orco up th -re ho hai m.i ' lo come
down. Youth's Cotnp lcs.
A Stiiii"vly (.'"ii -Inn'Si"! Canal
That rViietralfs In. Lit pUi.
A Lake That Wno Du by a
Flash of L'Klitiiiiic;.
Half n cer.tury a;o, sayi tho lid'i
moro Sun, the Dismal Sunn C in d i i
Yiriuii was onn of ill) ni'.s i nporlant
artiliiiil watirwayt in th.: Cited
St ites. In these days of rapid railroad
transportation, however, ami owing to
the competition cf tin Alb' inai lu and
Chesapeake canal, which parallels it, it
has dropped somewhat out oi sight,
though it is still considerably patron
ized, it it one of thu oldest omuls in
the (ountry, lied its manngcliioiit is
probably tin oldest inu orporto I com
pany of its kind. Gorge Wa-hington
was prominently conneete I w ith it, ni.d
he found it a Very available ir.cani of
obtaining mippli :s w hen ho was con
tending wi'h Cornwallis nt Yorktown,
'1 hero was no I'.istern Virginian of
prominence ni:d wenlth until the legin
ning of the century to tho beginning of
the 1: t ; war who was net in somo way
or otlnr i lentifu d with it.
Mr. Marshall Dark, the Supervising
Inspector (' nu r il of Steamboats, jvhosc
early d iy.t were passed in canal con-
stiu tion ii Virginia, I'lli nn niton t
ing aud renurkublo coincidental story
of tho building of tho canal. N.'ail
two tvnliitiu a ;o I he largo land owner
of Yirgin'n b'yaii t penetrate the dark
and gloomy wilds of the Dismal Swamp
in search of juniper and cypress shin
gle". Thu greatest d.lli li ly with which
they ha I toconte.nl, however, was the
so" v condition ol tin soil, in which
the wheels of their cart sank to tin
hub-. Tin further th y penetrated the
swamps this dilli u'.ty became greater,
and at last they resorted to the expedi
ent of digging n narrow and id-shapen
dilcli jutt b ep em u ;h to ll ut a small
till l oat. D'Wii this canal the timber
wa lle.ted to -ep Creek, atii utuy
of til: F. izib. th ll'Ver and th'iiceto
the uitrkit at N efolk. Yi nr by year
the I im I j r was cut away along the
binks of the ditili nnd i ai h year, as
tin demand lor jnip'ranl cyi
shiii'de became greater, it wis-Mended
, ., . .i . .. , : ,...i.i.. I
wilds of the lore-t.
Tie: work was done altogether by
slaves, with sir. veil nnd piciax:. The
use of ste m -hiv.di wis then unknown
nnd until light, of. The towering cy
press trees were alsolelled and sp it into
shingles by slaves, win wvro given
t n-Ut each d iy by their overseers, an I
lor all shin .-li s tiny mad.' over the re
quired nn oi't they were pail i ra.
I ie Suod .y alter:
by th ir overscr,
iris d to bear s
n they wet.: vi.ited
who w a', iniieli sur
veia! v lee. singing
away ill i i lln wain p. lu-ir voices
iOnr.de. I like Isl'it echo.-. 11 i asked
the slaves win liv.nl constantly in lb?
sw.nnp if they knew the men who were
singiig, and was told that they were
North Carolina si tvet. Ai investiga
tion ol their uicxpectel and rather in
truding proscne wis male, nu I the
fact was discovered that the North
iVru'.iun landowner-, liko those of Vir
ginia, iibout twenty miles awn.y, had
expeii n.'el the Mime ditlieitlties of
hiuiing lumber in the soggy and trencher
out swamp, nnd had sent their slavos
into the wilds to dig a ditch to ail
the-tn in their transportation of shingles
an I hi. nber.
For veurt those two forces worked
iad -pendently of en. h oilier, and cm h,
strange to s:iy, wus digging unawares
towaitli the other. Too two sections
cf the c.innl were joined, and tin point
of connection it milked by an angle.
The government and tin slat.: ol
Virginia liialiy b orne i-.t rested in
the work, and the water of Like
Driimmond w. r o l-rou ght into icpii.i
tion for feeding the can il. Tuis lake is
situated in the CO lire of tin .-.v.imp, a:.d
the dcpros-ioii in which the placid
water sparkles was ma t o by a lirec:-:-turies,
perhaps tlionsai Is of years, ago.
Tin wholo swamp, in fnct, repre.eiits
! in a modern ago the co il-forming epchs
I of million of y.'.irt back i:i the geologi
cal history of tin globe, aid duriu ; an
I c-xc -cdingy dry season io dry, in-Iced,
I that tlu boggy soil wis pnrche I and
transformed into an ii tl .mm iblo clay,
a flash oi lightning became t'.r- origin of
a big tire. Towering trees wcr; lellc I,
I tho scrubby in lerl rush was laid low,
and then the ll imcs ate tlnir way, !o l
alter foot, into the ii tl .nunable soil,
and a hollow circle was formed iu tin
ground. Wli-n tho ruin came thii dc.
pression became a basin for llie innum
erable stream, which trickled through
tho foicit, and was soon Iran slornnd
into a lake.
Too almost trackless swunp through
which tin ca.uil p 'ni trates it si ill valu
able on account of its cypress and juni-j-ier,
the latter article b coming year l y
vcxr ruor" and more scare) and ec ed
ingly valiiald -. At one time a .ing'.c
shar .'of stock of th Dismal Siv ..nip
Liiid Company wis w rth as n.ueh as
lj::!g DUO. The tract originally taken up
n;i ) sirv.-yed unbraces 60,iM -tpiin-ncres
About halt u many addi i ail
square i cres aro low embraced iu tlw
its tra' k is
Ici.r of oi i
il i a
sto 1 i:i
hi n ' Ii ;
D i I I
Un wil In. lit
t b ir nrols
vi ibli: lo-
lly f 1 1 . t:i nu 1 o
bi::'i i y ; 1 1 . ! re
Ire in .lawn to d
day in the cour-e
if t!i" cinn'
'J rails ol Nnliie .. list riilinii-:.
"Our bl... ks '.Sill Mr . J. li. K-id, n
native of N w S . m It Wale-, to u di
en go lie; a d ma", "nr" 'iil rent ill type
fio u t:i" A lie in. Th If heir st mds u,i
wiry and I u h: like t !:nl ol l'ie Crcts
siun wi in i; in yo ir .liuto ii-.ineiiins. '1 In
bbick-linl nn a1 u dunce of food, and
tn 're is no i;:c"ni i V" for th in to ace 1 1
civdiz '.tion and le . rti to work. The
con-. try swarms with kung.nrooj, v;ul-v.-irbi",
cm animal similar to the kan
gnrooi, in. bits aud lor is Then tiie
blacks make a larirc part of their diet
of snakes and worm.. Worm they cut
raw just :es t!iey di; th-lil from the
earth. 'flu y eat snakes of all kind.
'I'h ; women, of coi:r-e, an bm'.nlly
nl ilie 1 by tin ninl -s an I I; -pt in the
lliest degru led stale of-rvitii le. When
a black wants a wi'e lr: l.nl's upon some
young w. iii i", choke !:. r so h " caiinot
cry out, end inns with h r i '.t i the
budi. Tin-re h n ii-t k" p her for
three or fi.ur :n ) itlu. II c inn i' re
turn to his own t ihe iintii the expira
tion of tins p.-rio I. When h ; does take
her lack, il li iiMir. -.o comp'aint of
hunger agoie.-l him Hint is'if shodoes
not show ti nt he hn t ill I v i ly fai'cd to
supply her with sulli.-ient w..riu, kan
garoo meal nn I sr.ake !i" cm keep
lr r. H it for a r he inu.t stay on! of
tho way of Ii r tribe, fori:' iley catch
hi n tin y will kill him and take thn
youn r worn in b ;c :. - T in .i ; n of tin
married .tat a lopte 1 by tho v. f'lu n is
the pul i;i : u' ofoi" r oil to ith. Wiieti
tin ma!.' b c lines a !'. 1 h" indi
cates tie: j'y.'u'. fact ly nr ing .'IT tin
little finger of his light h n l nt th lir-t
joint. Tli'y'iveii low, skin-cu- red
hit', and I t bi:il. - r in every respect
beneath the North American Indian in
Ilmv Coiner arc I'uiiishe I in ( liinn.
From a recent trial reported in tin
I1, kin G I. i! It ain)"urs that in t 'mi l
coiners are in iish d with even moio
,.f our oi I s:.v ige
c .pper-niiths out of
penal rode. I wo
employment i-i lliul.ow privi'.t-iy
formed a little ( onipaiiy t . uitke ropp r
Ci-li, and begun til -ir i -peralinns b r
some n n on by niliin g down lib oit
eight poinds of imp ri .1 copper coins.
The band ho I innli- but li ".le piogr-ss
in their seel t-l lr:ule, having on! y :nal:ll
I'n. tilled nllog. th-r some 10l'"i coin-,
t.piivilent to little mi.r th in 1' '., when
they were t up'.tire I, tried and con
demned. According tutln report the
lingl -a ler w is ,e;.te .i-.-1 to in in diaie
dee apitatio-i (or melting d"W:i i i ol
tho lealm; th- next, who hid ussi-t.-.l
in the rk ol cii-ing, was so iienccd
to decapil .ti oi after itu pi i.onmen I ;
while two other , who hi 1 p.'iht-l the
splllloils e. liis, ae.
as bookke. p-r,
piincijia'.s, ! nt (is
tr mspot IV. i in to
ploy n-.ei.t a lav --
i fate b -'.i v, .1
1 tin l.i.t w ho acted
.ere tivated not
:n c ss.'i ii.s H ibl i
Turk -stut and t in
to the troopi ther
, be w ofse t h in in
medial : d c i, it.itb :'. Some otlier m n,
wh seem to have had nothing to do
with the coining it -elf, lav tted as do
mestic sen.i-.tt tot!;.; ; t mcip.it, ic
ct ive I sciMenc of throe yen." banish
ment an 1 u 1 1 ti -i Ire.l blows inch.
Glass ( loth.
Mr. Du! in D .mm t .1 Lille, Franc,
has i ivented a process ol s j i-i e in ; and
weavia g glu-s into cloth. Tho warp is
Co i. pose I of silk, :o. ining the body and
'roil :d work, oi whiih th. jvittcri ii
glass aop a s, as i tT it" I by the welt.
The re pu.iie tl i! i. v.y ol gliss thn-ii
for niatiuiactiKi i pu u -s.-s is to be us-ctil-e.l
to its e : i -i" t! len.-ss, as i. ,t
less than Ir - :-. ' t o do .'.' the c: i -in d
slrtnds uic r- .pi r I t- Ltiii tiir : d
of the W ' t. The proc '-s r slow, :.:
mere tnnu n ura oi i . 'in e i-i
luce I in I ie v - ho irs. Tin w.-r's,
how. v r,
i I -nu:
y ! a .. ut I u' aid
A l'r n ti p ip.-i,
h I.-very, t..y-:
comparat : v ly cneap,
comiuentm ; on t!r
"Wliei w ti .-.iie to in s.-lv-s en
npirt'ii-nt d eor.tel with cli th of
glass nnd rep on lent with li ght, we
must !! cor.viae I that it will e.pid in
brilli.nty a' t'.al t !i im igination i an
eo-ieeivj a: .1 real;. ; in a word, :h
won b rs of tin c.chaiit d pnl tc-et men
tioned u the Arald .". tales."'
t ael us roibler.
Tho liiiie!i-.lc.;.i.ed cailu- X. our d.'s.
crisis, an .-ding to th" N w Y-:k I i-il-pctident,
1 cing found a b.cs li ; in
disguise. lathe old worll th-y i: i
the very prickly gor.e as cult e lo ..I, ' y
putting it in a crush. -r Jo u to i ;1 r
the thorns h cinie.s. Bv drawing tin
A n I i g in c closes ov.r ll line, the th ins
are easily destroyed. Sun' pee! tluri.
Tii'-y me found nutrili.-us and v. ry t-C-.'pta'-'lo
to toc. who'i I ivested of ibis
natural armoi. C.u.'ni'ig as the gorse
is ciudied in K ir po h is n. t y I i cm n
introduced, I ut ilw, is propo-ed, nml
wli i -iice.-tslui cu-tii, ;.. I ler w, i I--...
M'pular oa the d e. i t a U iy tun u- r
Well may he sing the careless bird
Whose c.ii.il o'er the Held 1 heard.
The ilnv is eliill nnd ilark to s -e,
'I'd. lillul rain falls ilrearily,
'Ihelioiinhli.-ii.-.uth hiiii i-oeksan.l swings,
Yet still Ii - bravely, blithely sings;
J-'oi- liu has wins.
I sa l..-ne. lii'.ui-t : th"ii I )o canst be,
Tho' j iy is. lying, sm now-free.
Wlrit nee.l to wi-.-.-k lie-w ithering night!
Trust thou to fitne. '.s.iuioii light,
An ) whon the sullen stoinns iiioiugh,
l. 'Vee.uu llii'l out a suniiier sky ;
l-'or wings li-tvo I.
--G '0. M Whielier, in lii'lependent,
A bird fancier Tho cat.
A droll dog A wag with a funny
'I'h: el-iiK-ntt are angry wlien tho
Guest Waiter, thu sugar. Waiter
Sugar, I li : waiter.
Tliu du le it a great -.tickler for tho
correct thing in can -.s.
Some men aro never satisfied with
their lot unless it'3 a comer lot.
Candidal s for nomination win aro on
the wrong si lo of the fence urj lure by
inform . I th it they cm get in th.ou ,h
A man is rarely found who kicks wlr::
his niui'j is misspelled ill tho po icj
rourt recur 1 of a n -wspnp?r. This ii a
notable exception to the rule.
No noid .!. in ki.ses lie;
Who would f. ii- honey kisses barter!
Yet when one conn's to say "good by,"
Ti.en kisses ale ih" ei-e.un of "ta, tn. "
"You hivj heard neat purr, 1 aup
pos. '. ' a-Ued the jud ;o- "Yoi," r.'
plied tin majjr. "I'-i, outsido of
poetry, you never hu ir I a Cowpcr."
Coin uereinl Traveler I who hut just
been refused byalnstori gir ) We!!,
goo I-by. I'.n uoiug to Kgypt. Bos
ton girl (colder) . Indued ! Wliy? C.
T. 1 cniis.) I think 1 cm make moro
of an impression on a mummy's lieurt
than on your.
K i pane "Then I can count on you
for u te-ti nonial to my liver regulator?"
Bichly "1 can spe il; of it, dictor, in
llie highest t.-rmi." Ivnoirir -What
vil .ii I ll euro you o', sir." Hichly
"I1. vetly, d ii tor, poverty! It laid my
lute lament.- I U'.il'Jon1 at si i IT us a.
poker, and I w is bi le. ir."
I'.li I. A hunt loh.ieio.
It it iis.erte I thuttobaico was in 110
in China froi.i the car i-st tim-s, but wo
liave no c Haiti knowledgo that this
wus thu t i c. If ll was so, tlio
kiiowiedge of the plant and its uses
mist li.ve been :.rei lil y tiur led by
t iiu tdiincs", frrit wn- not inlroluced
into ai-y other Oiiiiitul nation until r.f
!er its tli-eov ry in Aur riei. Wlr-n
Columbus br-t landed '-n tliu i-Inn I of
S.in Domingo, ii tin West Indi-s, hu
found tol-ncc-e. in use among tho natives
there, who smoked it when made into
tiiiall cyliiidi ical rolls and w rapped in
;naiz: leaf. The l;:dians on tho con
dnetit smoked il in a pipe, and among
ill the tribes, from l'eru to I'pper Cai:
iii.l, tin fust di-coverer lci;nd tho
plant to bo iu use, un 1 to havo been
snow n to them from so early a period
hat the time edits first di-covety wat
iinknown. Tho smoking of tobacco
with tin Indians partook largely of
: lie nature of a leligiout tile. The
eedt of the tobacco p'ant were , first
brought to r..noio by Gon.'.lo llernan
1 . . .ie Ovi.-.lo, w ii i iatrodui d it into
Spain, where it was first cultivated nt
in ornamental plant, till a traveler who
has noted its u c among the American
1 ;di:iiit, called attention to its narcotic
properties. Tho name is said to havo
been taken from Tahaeco, a i-rovb'co of
Yucatan, though otln-i s tl -rive it from
Tobago, nu island in the Cirribean Sen,
m.i yet others from T..bac, in tho
liu'.f ol r..'M.iu. The practice of smok
ing the .hi .1 leaf of the plant bccanio
general in i i i, and its manufacture
into s:u; iT f l. -w o I soon niter. It wa
Introduced into lt.i'y in 1MJ, and about
the sain ' time into l'.aiu -. Tho first
to bring the see. is of the plant into tlio
latter countiy was ,1 -an Nicot, tho
French Ambassador to I'-rlUga!, in
whoso hotter tobacco nceived its but it:
mil mime nitoliano, wlr nco the niimo
nicotine, nj-plied to a poisonous extract
from the plan!. Tobacco is said to
have been first introduced into F. ig'.nnd
by Sir Wa ter Huicigh. From these In
ginning the Use of the weed spread
ever tliu entire ca-tern continent. It
did not become known in A ii until
the ITiii century, but was taken up by
the Oiiciital natiens with great cagor
noss, and they uro now thu greatest
smokers i i the world.
I'ci-I'ect ( omliiisliou.
Firing is only doae properly when tho
iu l is consumed in tin best possibla
wnv-.-ihut i when no more is burned
t lit ii is uec.--sary to prod uco the amount
jf stoani req nired, and to keep t!ie pres
tuio ui'ifuriii. To obtii'm this end,
Loinplete co!iil uttioii must bo cbtaiuod
i the furea- e, and this it gr.iig ol
wlr-n th; fu 'I is burning wi:h a bri lit
ll ,m evenly all over the grate. Blua
ll ines, dark, spots and smoke nr evi
aetiC' s ut incouiplutu ci ml u li - ', 'tie
to luck, of air.
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