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The rain was pattering on the roof,
The room seemed lone and drear ;
The fire that burned within the grate
Had lost its |>ower to cheer.
My soul was sad, for, looking back,
I saw fond hopes in twain,
When, lot I heard a little bird
Singing in the rain I
The rain still pattering on the roof
No more my soul did smite ;
The somber day soon passed away,
Expiring in a flood ol light.
And scanning well my future hopea
Not one should break in twain ;
My faith was stirred by the little bird
Singing in the rain.
Then let us each, when hope seems dead,
And sheds no lingering rays,
Remember well that the sun may gild
Our dark an 3 rainy dayS ;
And, as we sail with fickle winds
O'er life's tempestuous main,
A lesson learn from the little bird
Singing in the rain.
All On The Last Bound.
The peculiar conditions upon which a
matrimonial affair was based in South
Arkansas have just oome to light. Dick
Anderson bad just graduated between
the plow-handles. It was said that he
could run a furrow so straight that it
would break a knock-kneed Diane leg to
walk in it. This accomplishment was a
kind of frontispiece to a future volume
| of agricultural suocess, and more than
: one young lady in the neighborhood had
her rye on the young catch. Dick wasn't
bashful, but be didn't seem to be par
ticularly impressed with the obarms
scattered arouud him like falling drops
of water that linger on leafy trees afier a
rain. Hut he soon met his fate, a young
lady, Winnie Hogrow. Winnie was a
beautiful girl and could cover as much
corn with a hoe, and scrape as much not
ton as any man in the neighborhood.
The couple loved—devotedly, agricul
turally Hogrow bad raised bis daugh
ter with great care, aud now that she
bad attained her zenith of usefulness, it
grieved him to think of losing her. On
Sunday Dick went over, and, going out
where the old man was shelling corn to
the pigs, uU :
"Mr Hogrow, I suppose—"
"I don't suppose anything, sir."
"Well, then, you doubtless know—"
"I don't anow anything."
"That's all right, then lam going
to marry your daughter, and by next
corn-planting you will know something
Do you weaken, Mr. Hogrow ?"
' See here, young feller, I can't afford
io lose my gal. I have- bad powerful
bad luck this season. The cut-worms
bsgan on the corn by the time it came
up, and the bugs pitched into the cotton ;
and, lo make thiugs worse, my best mule
and one of my cows got into a fight the
other day The cow hooked the mule
and the mule kicked theoow, until both
of them dtcd. So, under the ciroum
stances, I'd rather you'd marry somebody
"I don't accept your misfortunes as
excuses I'm going to marry the girl."
"I'll tell you what I'll do, Dick. I'.l
make this arrangement: We'll wrestle,
and if you throw me the girl's your'n ; if
I throw you Bhe's mine If you marry
her sgaiost my will, I shall pleasantly
exterminate you. It you throw me and
marry her, this farm, together with the
gal, is your'n I'll give three trials—oae
to-day, one three weeks from now, and
the other six weeks "
Diok was oompelled to agree, although
the old man was recognised as the best
wrestler in the oountry. He had chal
lenged everybody, and had thrown every
one who had accepted After eating din
ner the old man announced his willing
ness to take the first ballot. Diok was
willing. The contestants, ineluding the
girl, went into the yard, the girl took the
bats and the men grappled eaeh other.
The signal wasgiveu sad Diok went over
the old man's head and plowed a short
furrow io the ground.
"Give me my hat," he said to the girl.
"Don't give it up," she remarked,
handing over his tile. I Go away and
practice." Dick left discouraged, but,
taking the girl's advice, wrestled with
steamboat men and farriers until the time
for the next train oame. At the ap
pointed time, Diok appeared at Hog
row's residence.
"Feel like you osn out your oapers
putty wellf" asked the old man.
"I tbink so. I feel that my oauae is
just, and, with the aid of kind Provi
dence, I bopo to pile you."
"Providence comes in putty handy at
times," said the old man, pulling off bis
ooat, ' but it's a harder matter to buck
agin an old staker. Get outen yer jacket.
It I fall, the gal and the farm is your'n.
Four hundred sores, aad all under t'euoe.
Gal weighs oue)hundred and fifty pounds.
Big inducements." The two men grap
pled, and again Dick plowed up the
"Don't give up," said the girl.
"No said tbe old man, "for the land
is under fence, snd tbe gal weight one
hundred aod fifty—oan handle a hoe
wooderful 1"
Diok went away and pondered- It :
was evident that the old man oould throw j
him every lime. To lose the girl was to '
wreck his life. An idea struok him He
suliled. He left the neighborhood and
regained until the time for the third fall
was nearly up. On the appointed day
he visited the old man.
t: l have agreed to everything," said
Dick, "and now I ask a favor. Hitherto
I have been embarrassed. Let the final
trial take plaoe to-night in the dark; I
will meet you h»re at 10 o'olook."
."Any way suits me," replied the old
man ; "I'll meet you anywhere "
At 10 o'olock the old man stood in the
yard ohuokling. His oombatant olimbed
the fence and approached Without ex
changing a woid tbe two men grappled.
The struggle was short The old mao
went up into the air, came down and
struok the ground with a foroe that
almost took bis life He lay for a mo
ment almost unconscious. Diok raised
him up and assisted him into the house.
"Tho gal and the farm is your'n," said
the old, and tbe young oouple em
braced eaoh other. The next day they
were married Shortly after the oere
mony was over, a large negro man ap
peared at the door, and attracting Dick's
attention, said : "I wants my 910 I
flung the ole mao bard 'nough to kill
him Where's my money ?" Dick gave
hiui §lO. and turning around, received a
searching look from the old man. "I'll
explain," said tbe bridegroom, "lleal
izing that I couldn't throw you, and at
the same time realising tbat my happi
ness depended upon this marriage, I re
sorted to a bit of treachery." Here he
stopped to buckle bis arms around his
wife. "I found a big negro that I knew
oould throw you, and offered bim $lO.
That's why I wanted tbe wrestling to
take place io the dark. Aft. r be had
thrown you, I rutiled forward and raised
you up."
When Dick bad finished, the old mao
looked at bim for fuil five minutes, aud
remarked : "It was a mighty mean trick,
but the farm and gal are your'n Four
hundred sores under fence, and the gal
weighs one hundred sod fifty."
The Modern Toung Lady at Two
Periods of Her Life.
Behold her at 11.
Her limbs unfettered by the long
skirts of conventionality, she runs, she
romps, she slides oo the ice ponds, she
roll boop, the oliaibs fences, aha laapa,
she kicks, she runs races and is as fleet
of foot as tbe boys. Her appetite is
good, ber cheeks rosy, and ber movements
unconsciously graceful.
Bebold ber again at 20 No more
does ahe run or jump or roll hoop, run
races or slide oo the ice. It is not
"proper" now nor ladylike, and she
couldn't if she would, for she is fettered
by long skirts, tight shoes and tighter
stays. Her movement has no longer
the freedom and unconscious grace of
childhood, for now when ahe walks
abroad she walks to be looked at, whioh
now in her estimation is the main objeet
of walking. She ia already in delioate
health, and has a doctor who prescribes
expensive advice and prescriptions
for her, and ascribes ber complaint to
anything and everything but the real
cause. That ia simply the fettering
of the body with fashionable elothes.
Physically she is a prisoner. At 11 she
was free. The doctor advises travel, but
he doesn't advise ber to take off and
keep off her fashiooable fetters She
W >uldn't do so if he did, aod be wouldn't
advise ber if he knew it would bring
relief, for she would no longer believe
in a doctor wbo would make her dress
like a guy, aod being dressed like a
"guy" is dressing different from tbe
style prescribed by a Paris modiste.
Diana never could bunt in a trailing
skirt; narrow, light, high heeled gaitcra,
and a pinched, eorseted waist; but
Diana with a belted tuoic and unfettered
limbs would be bounoed off Broadway
by the nearest policeman Dressing for
health and freedom of body aod limb is
one thing, and dressing for fashion quite
another. A man oouldn't endure the
pinching and inoumbranoes peculiar to
feminine atiire for an bour, and a pretty
spectacle he'd make rushing about in
such during business hours Yet the
"weaker sex" wear double the
incumbrances of the so-called stronger
To "dress" at all after the style uses up
half a woman's time aod two thirds of
her strength.— New York Orophic.
DON'T BI IN A HURRY —One of the
crying evils of tbe times is the tsndenoy
snd disposition of girls to get through
girlhooa hurriedly and get into woman
hood, or rather into young ladyhood,
without waiting to enjoy the beautiful
season of girlhood. Speaking oo this
point Bishop Morris says: "Wait pa
tiently, my childreo, through the whole
limit of your girlhood Go not after
womanhood; let it eome to you Keep
out of public view. Cultivate retire
ment and modeety. The earea and res
ponsibilities of lite will oome soon
enough. Wben they oome you will meet
them, I trust, at true womes should
But, oh, be not to unwise as to throw
away your girlhood, llob not yourselves
of this beautiful season, which, wissly
spent, will brighten all your future life."
iAn Inoldent in the Napoleonic
In the memorable year of 1814, whon
the allied armies were concentrated about
Paris, a youug Lieutenant of dragoons
: was engaged with three or four
| Hungarians, who, afier having rescived
several smart strokes from bis saber,
managed to send a ball into his shoulder,
1 to pieroe his ohest with a thrust fiom a
lanoo, and to leave him for dead on the
| bank of the river.
On the opposite side of the stro m, a
• boatman aud his daughter had been
, watohing this unequal fight with tears
jof desperation But what oould an old
! uuaruied man do, or a pretty girl of !6 t
However, the old soldier—tor such the
hopHuu was—had no sooner seen the
: office J fall from bis horse than he and
I his daughter rowed most vigorously for
| the other side. Then, when they had
I deposited the wounded man ID the boat,
i these worthy people crossed the river
again, but with laint hopes of reaching
| the military hospital in time
"You have been very hardly treated,
my boy," said the old guardsman to
him ; "but here am I, who have gone
farther still, and oome home."
The silen". and fixed attitude of
Lieutenant S showed the extreme agony
of his pains; and the hardy boatman
soon discovered that the blood wliioli was
I flowing internally from the wound on his
left side would shortly terminate his
existence. Ho turned to bis youthful
"Mary," said be, "you havo heard
mi tell of my brother; he died of just
such another wound aa this here Well,
now, had there only been son ebody by
to suck the hurt, bis life would have
been saved."
The boatman then landed, and went to
look for two or three soldiers to help
him to oa"ry the offiorr, leaving his
daughter in charge of I im. The girl
looked at the sufferer for a second or
two. What was her emotion when sho
heard him sigh so deeply, not that be
was resigning life in the first flower of
bis age, but that he should die without
a mother's kiss
"My mother! my dear, dear
mother!" said ho, "1 die without—"
Her womau's heart told her what he
would have said. Her bosom heaved
with sympathy, and her eyes ran over.
Then she remembered what ber fatber
ft aha thought bow her unci's
life might have been saved. Io an
instant, quicker than thought, she tore
open the officer's coat, and the generous
girl recalled him to life with her lips
Amid this holy occupation the sound
of footsteps was heard, aud the blusbiug
heroine fled to the other eud of the boat.
Jadge of her father's surprise, ss be
came up with the two soldiers, when be
saw Lieut. 8, whom be eif-eoted to
find dead, open his eyes and ask for his
The bostmaa looked at bin child, and
saw it sll. The poor girl came to him
with ber head beut down She was
about to exouse herself, wbeo tbo father,
embrseing ber with entbusiarm, raised
ber'spirits, and the officer thanked ber
in these prophetic words :
"You have saved my life; it belongs
to yoM."
Alter this she tended him and became
his nurse; nothing would he take but
from ber baud. No wonder that with
such a nurse be at length recovered
Mary was aa pretty as ahe was good.
Meanwhile Maater Cupid, wbo is very
busy in such eases, gave him another
wound, and there was ouly oue way to
eure it—so very deep it was.
The boatman's daughter becauie j
Midame 8.
ier husband rose to be a Lieutenant
G'beral, and the boatman's daughter
bt.'ame aa elegant and graceful as any '
lady oi the court of Louis Philippe.
A ministjr was aolioiting aid to for
eign missions, and applied to a gentle
man, who refused bim, with- the reply,
•j don't believe io foreign misaious. 1
tclni wbat I give to benefit my neigb
' "Well," replied he, "whom do you re
gard as your neighbors 1"
"Why, those around me."
"Do you mean those whose land joins
yours T" inquired the minister.
"Yea "
"Well," said the minister, "bow much
land do you own ?"
"About five hundred aores "
"How far down do you own 7"
"Why, I never thought of it before,
in a republican government like ours; |
hut I suppose I own about half way :
through "
"Exactly," said the clergyman. "I
suppose you do, and 1 want the money 1
for the New Zealanders—the men whose
laud joins yours on the bottom."
Justice Dillsrd, of the Supreme Court
of North Carolina, may serve as an
example of Democratic habits and (
personal independence. It ia related
that the late Judge Kerr once saw ,
Judge Dillard ia a second-class car.
"Hi I" said Kerr, "how eomes it a Man >
of your cloth is osught in a aeoond-olass
carl"' "Because there is oo third-class," {
quietly replied Judge D., and asked lor
a match to light bis pipe.
The Death of Little Eva De Forrest.
More than twenty years sgo Niagara
witnessed a tragedy which, while of a
heartrending oliaraoier, was mikel by
, an act of true heroism seldom equaled
iin grandeur. Mr Charles Addington, a
1 young man about 23 or 2t years of age,
was affianced to Miss De Forrest, both
being residents of Buffalo One day a
happy party, comprising Mrs. De Forrest,
Miss De Forrest, a young daughter,
Kva, a qeautiful child 5 or 6 years old,
and "Charley" Addington, as his friends
were accustomed to call hiui, visited
the falls They crossed the bridge
lo Goat Island, and, while resting under
the tries, little Eva strayed away Iroui
the group, aud, approaching the bank
of the narrow but deep and swift
stream that rushes but ween .Goat. I (land
and the suiall island lying between it
and the main American rapids, was
amusing beisolf by casting slicks into
the water and watching them as they
were whirlou away Mrs. De Forrest,
alaruied for her child's safely, requested
Charley Addington to go alter her and
bring ber back. Charley at once
prooocdod to tbo bank, and, thioking to
give (he little 000 a Iright, approached
her siealthily from behind, and,
catching her under the arms, held her
over the stream. The startled child
threw up her little hand* over her head,
aud instantly she slipped through young
Ad iingtou's bauds, and fell into the
The realization of the horrible
calamity must have oouie home to
Addingtoo's brsin with the rapidity of
tho lightning's flash. He saw that his
rash act had cost the child's life—thai
only one desperate chance of saving her
remained—that the world was at an end
lor him forcvor. Tearing off his ooat, |
he rushed along the bark until he had
passed little Kva, wbo was kept afloat by
her clot' ing ; then plunging in ahead of
her he seized the obild and desperately
attempted to throw ber upon the bank
As he made the effort, he fell back in
the rapids and was whirled over the
small fall that intervenes between the
Amerioan Horseshoe falls Little Eva
struok the top of the bank, but all power
bad apparently gone from her, and ahe
rolled back into the stream and wa»
hurried to ber dreadful fate. The
mother and sister stood powerless and
paralyzed with horror while the tragedy,
almost iuslanteo-s in its action, pissed
before their eyes, leaving its dark cloud
hanging over all their future lives
Charley Addington had made a hero's
atonement for his thoughtless and
reckless aot. His father—he was sn
bujy sun was in the habit of visitiug
the falls once a week for years after
tbe tragedy, and be would sit for hours
gaziog at the spot where bi-t son and
little Eva met their deaths He became
well-known at tbe falls, and there were
mauy who believed that ha would one
day voluntarily seek tbe same fate that
bis son, in bis heroism, hail courted
But his sad pilgrimage had no such
'■ ——————
What the Country Needs.
Fewer scrub cattle and more good
ones Fewer wire pullers io popular
eonventious, aud more mdustry
Fewer men who seek "fine and more
men whom the office se'iks
Fewer loafers about railroad stations,
our corner stores, and taverns.
Fewer iuipi tuous young men eager to
rush into print aud raise tbe devil gen
| erally.
Ft wer Juvenile statesmen wbo are
t-sger lo rush into places their seniors
surf betters nughi to occupy
Fewet leaiicis lo knuckle to popular
pr> judi'o« when a rung.
Fewer jji'uat uien made to order and
! of small material, ana thrust in front of
men who have capacity for greatness.
A dashing young fellow was recently
very attentive to a yenng lady who did
got secretly favor his attentions, and wbo.
is bleased with ao observing little brother.'
Tho lady's admirer was visiting her when
the little ohap broke into their presence
and, mounting tbe young man s knee,
said : ' Haven't you got a fine room I"
• Oh, yea," proudly replied the youag
fellow, whose vanity was touched by the
remark. Seeing, as be thought, io the
circumstances an opportunity to make a
favorable impression on the sister, he
gave bis moustaohe an extra twist and
reiterated nisreply with emphasis : "Oh,
ye*, a very fine room." "1 th nght so,"
-said tbe youag hopeful, musingly. "But
what made you think so 1*" said the
young lady's adjiirer, bis curioaity by
ibis lime fully aroused "Because, sis j
ter Mag said your room was better thsn
your company."
Affectionate mother (lo her sou) —
"Why do you ory, Johnny ? Wbai has
hurl you ?" Johnny (crying more lustily
than before) —"Because I fell down aud
hurt myself yesterday." Mother—
"Yesterday ! Then why do you cry
today'/" Johuny (bawling at the top
of his voice) — 'Oh, 'cause you weren't
borne yesterday."
NUMBER 17. ,;|f
The Dismal Swamp.
Tlie so called Dismal Swamp is not the
aggregation of (errors and evil* (hat ii is
aMpposed (o be by those whose ideas of it
are drawn from its name. Instead of
being tl ( e breeding place and houie of
deadly miasmas, a» many suppose, it it
one of the most healthful places upoo the
lace of the earth. As stated by those
| who have spent most of their lives within
! its boundaries, no case of ague and fever,
j or kindred disease, has ever originated
I within it. The strong antiseptic
' qualities of the cypress and juniper,
constituting a great maj rity of all its
trees, both standing and fallen, and
which never deciy, (ffectually prevent
any decomposition of other vegetation.
The great depth of perfectly preserved,
pure, sweet, peat like material, consisting
| largely of fallen juniper, constitutes a
; perfect filter for the rains The water
percolating through this natural filter
loses all impurities derived from earth or
air, aud assumes a wine color. At
the same time it beoomes strongly
iuipiegnated with the juniper, and thus
Constitutes a medicinal drink of the uiost
health-giving character. At no distant
day the waters of the Dismal Swamp will
be sent over the oountry and sold, as the
mist noted mineral waters now are. So
absolutely pure and anti putrescent is the
water of the Dismal Swamp that when
barreled, unlike other water, it undergoes
no change, but remains fresh and pure
for years, and heuce i» very highly valued
by (We acquainted with its excellencies
for long sea voyages. When used in
boilers that have become incrusted with
miuerai deposits from the use of oth r
| wafer, it cans r the incrus(atijns to peel
"fl, thus rendering them more durable
and largely increasing their (team
generating capability There being no
decaying matter or Magnant water in
this wouderlul swamp, and a most dense,
vigorous gr wtb of fragrant woo Is, lb«
air i* laden with pore,sweet, health giving
properties, thai, combined with the groat
medicinal value of its waters, will be sore
to result soon in our more enlighteued
physicians sending patients afflicted with
certaiu diseases to reside fjr a time OD
souie of the superb, picturesque firms
here and there within the boundaries of
the Dismal Swamp, to regain their
health with a eertainty that their course
iu s > doing will be well rewarded.
A Norway Scene.
A scene witnessed by aome traveler*
in the north of Norway from a oliff one
thousand feet above st>» is thus desoribed:
"The ocean stretched away in silent
vastness at on- feet; the snuud of waves
Hoarcefy reached our airy lookout; away
in the north the old sun swung low
along the horilon, like the slow beat of
tbe pendulum in the till clock of our
grandfather's parlor corner. We all
atood ID silence, looking at oar watches.
When both bands oame together at
twelve, midnight, the huge orb awung
triumphantly above the waves, a bridge
of gold, running due uortb. spanning the
waves between us and him There be
shone in silent majesty which knew no
setting. We involuntarily took off our
hats; uota word wasspeken. Combine,
it you can, the most brilliant sunabino
and sunset you ever saw, and the beauties
wiil pale before tbe gorgeons coloring
which now lit up the ocean, sky, and
mountain In halt au hour the sun bad
swung up percepiibly on his beat, the
colors cbauging to those of morning, a
frenh breeze rippled over tbe ooean, one
songster after another piped up in the
grove behind us—we bad alid into,
another day."
HITKS AND STINGS —AppIy instantly,
with a soft rag, most freely, apirita of
hartshorn. The venom of Mings beitg
an acid, tbe alkali nullifies it. Fresh
woo l ashes, moistened with water, and
made into a poultice, frequently renewed,
is an exoellent substitute, or soda or
saldratus, all being alkaiiea. To be oo
the safe side, in case of snake or bm4
dog bites, drink brandy, whiskey, runt
or other spirits as free as water, a
teaeopful, or a pint or more, according
i to the aggravation of the circumstance*.
THE WORLD. —This is a little affair not
half a mile long, which connects the
Manhattan beach and the Brighton
beach hotels ou Coney Island, New
York, the summer resort of tbe well to
do New Yorkers. It is of three fee*
guage, and has two locomotives and four
carriages, a train ruuoiug each way
every five minutes The railway paid
for itself iu a tew weeks after it was
opened, and last year returned five
hundred per ceut. oo its cost. Tbe ei»
penses are 830 a day, and the receipta
average S4&U, tbe tare beiug five eeuta.
Said the distinguiahed Chatham to
his son : "I would have inscribed upon
the curtains of your bed, and the walla
of your chamber, "It you do not rise
early, you oann»t make progress in any
thing. If you do not act apart your
hours of reading; if jou suffer yourself
or any one else to break in upon them,
your daye will slip through your hands
unprofitable aud unenjoyed by yourself."

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