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A CLEAR CASE.
Auburn hair, inclined to curl,
Honest heart and a winning smile;
Form to set the brain awhirl.
Lips that might a saint beguile;
That's the girl.
Taller than the maiden coy,
Truthful, fearless, handsome, strong.
Heart of gold without alloy.
Halting ne'er 'twixt right and wrong;
That's the boy.
Window panes festooned with rime,
Leafless tree and hillside bare;
Town clock sounding midnight's chime,
Street lamps gleaming here and theic;
That's the time.
Nestling at the mountain's base,
With its one long, quiet street,
Clapsed in Winter's white embrace;
Quaint old village, prim and neat;
That's the place.
Truant arm and shy embrace,
Tender vows in willing ear,
Kisses on an upturned face,
Whispered "Yes, I love you dear."
That's the case.
A REMINISCENCE OF AN OLD-TINE
From the Forest and Stream.
In 1827 Davy Crockett was elect
ed to Congress from Tennessee and
during the canvas played the fa
mous 'coon-skin trick, which he re
lated as follows:
"I started off to the Cross Roads,
dressed in my hunting skirt, and
my rifle on my shoulder. Many of
our constituents had assembled
there to get a taste of the quality
of the candidates at orating. Job
Snelling, a gander-shanked Yankee,
who had been caught somewhere
about Plymouth Bay, and been
shipped to the West with a cargo of
codfish and rum, erected a large
shanty, and set up shop for the oc
casion. A large posse of the voters
had assembled before I had arrived,
and my opponent had already made
considerable headway with his
speechifying and his treating, when
they spied me about a rifle shot
from the camp, sauntering along as
if I was not a party in business.
'There comes Crockett,' cried one.
'Let us hear the colonel.' cried
another, and so I mounted the
stump that had been cut down for
the occasion, and begani to bush
whack in the most approved style.
I had not been up long before there
was such an uproar in the crowd
that I could not hear my own voice,
and some of my constituents let me
know that they could not listen to
me on such a dry sub)ject as the
welfare of the nation, until they had
something to drink, and that I
must treat 'em. Accordingly I
jumped down from the rostrum and
led the way to the shanty, followed
by my constituents, shouting, "Hluz
za for Crockett,' and 'Crockett for
"When we entered the shanty
Jobwasbusy dealing out his run in
a style that showed that he was
making a good day's work of it,
and I called for a quart of the best,
but the crooked critur returned no
other answer than by pointing at a
board over the bar, on which he had
chalked in large letters, 'Pay to-day
and trust to-morrow.' Now that
idea brought me all up standing; it
was a sort of cornering in which
there was no back out, for ready
money in the West in those times
was the shyest thing in all natur',
and it was most particularly shy
with me on that occasion. The
voters, seeing my predicament, fell
off to the other side, and I was left
deserted and alone, as the Govern
ment will be when it no longer has
any offices to bestow. I saw plain
as day that the tide of popular
opinion was against me, and that
unless I got some rumn speedily, I
should lose my election as sure
as there are snakes in Vir
ginny-and it must be done soon,
or even burned brandy wouldn't
"Well knowing that a crisis was
at hand, I struck into the woods
with my rifle on my shoulder, my
best friend in time of need, and, as
good fortune would have it, I had
not been out more fi;an a quarter of
an hour before I treed a fat 'coon,
jand in the pulling of a trigger he
la dad at the root of atree. I
soon whipped his hairy jacket of
his back, and again bent my wa3
towards the shanty. and walked ui
to the bar, but not alone, for thi.
time I had half a dozen of my
constituents at my heels. ]
threw down the 'coon skin upon the
counter and called for a quart of
ruin, and Job. though busy in deal
ing out rum, forgot to point to his
chalked rules and regulations, for
he knew that a 'coon was as legal
tender for a quart in the West as a
New York shilling any day in the
year. 'My constituents now flocked
about me and cried 'Iuzza for
Crockett,' 'Crockett forever,' and
finding the tide had taken a turn, I
told them several yarns to get them
in a good humor, and having soon
dispatched the value of the 'coon,
went out and mounted the stump
without opposition, and a clear ma
jority of the voters followed me to
see what I had to offer for the good of
-'Before I was through one of my
constituents moved that they would
hear the balance of my speech after
they had washed down their first
part with some more of Job Snel
ling's extract of cornstalk and mo
lasses, and the question being put
up it was carried unanimously. It
wasn't considered necessary to tell
the yeas and nays, so we adjourned
to the shanty, and on the way I
began to reckon that the fate of
the nation pretty much depended
upon my shooting another 'coon.
While standing at the bar, feeling
sort of bashful while Job's rules
and regulations stared me in the
face, I cast down my eyes and
discovered one end of the 'coon
skin sticking between the logs that
supported the bar. Job had slung
it there in tle hurry of business, I
gave it a scrt of quick jerk, and it
followed my hand as natural as if I
had been the rightful owner. I
slapped it on the counter, and Job,
little dreaming that he was barking
up the wrong tree, shoved along
another bottle, which my constit
uents quickly disposed of with
great good humor, for some of
them saw the trick, and then we
withdrew to the rostrum to discuss
the affairs of the nation.
"I don't know how it was. but
the voters soon became dry again.
and nothing would do but we must
adjourn to th: shanty; and as luck
would have it, the coon skin was
sticking bectweeni the logs, as if .Job
had flung it there on. puirpose to
tempt mc. I was not slow in rais
ing- it to tlie counter; the rum fol
lowed, of course, and I wish I may
be shot if I didn't before the day
was over, get ten quarts for the
same identicali skin, and from a
fellow, too, who in those parts was
considered as sharp as a steel trap
and as bright as a pewter button.
"This joke secured my election,
for it soon circulated like smoke
among my constituents, and they
allowed with one accord that the
man who could get the whip-hand
of Job Snelling in a fair trade could
outwit Old Nick himself, and was
the real grit for them in Congress.
After the election was over I sent
Snelling the price 'of the rum, but
took care to keep the fact from
the knowledge of my constituents.
Job refused the money and sent me
word that it did him good to be
taken in occasionally, as it served
to brighten his ideas; but I after
ward learned that when he found.
out the trick that had been played
upon him he put all the rum that I
had ordered in his bill against my
opponent. who, being elated with
the speeches he hiLd made on the
affairs of the nation, could not de
scend to examine into the particu
lars of a bill of the vender of rum
in a small way."
"Can vou tell me," asked Twis
tem, "the difference between my
cook, this morning, and a passen.
gei- on a new railroad? One was
bakin' shad and the other was
He rang the door-bell of a banker.
The servant tells him "Monsieur
does not receive to-day. "Thai
makes nothing to me. My racket
is to know if he will give anything.'
An exchange says: "Hay smelle
that respect Limburger cheese can
ot nompete with hay.
- OUR NEW YORK LETTER
From our own Correspondent.
THE GREAT BATTLE BETWEEN
SCIENCE AND MUSCLE-ABOUT
BAD TEA-OPIUM DENS AND POI
SON--A CLERGYJIAN'S EXPERIENCE
WITH THE BUNCO STEERERS-CRE
NATION ALL THE RAGE-HENCE
FIFTEEN STORY HOUSES-THE
PULITZERS AND THEIR CUTENESS.
NEW YORK, May 28, 1883.
The men of science and learning
feel exceedingly sad at the defeat
of Mitchell, for he was their repre
sentative. He was "science" per
sonified, and "science" has been
beaten out of its boots by the
heavy blows of Sullivan. Thus
once more is it proven that the
fortunes of war rest with the heav
iest artillery. You will please bear
in mind that at the great contest in
Madison Square the other evening,
between Sullivan and Mitchell, the
ten thousand persons were not all
shoulder hitters, bummers and
thieves. There were men of stand
ing headed by Roscoe Conkling,
men of money headed by Belmont,
and I am told that the church was
even represented by no less an in
dividual than brother Beecher. All
of the latter sided with Mitchell,
who is said to be an M. D,, who
given up his practice in order to
handle the healthy, and when Mr.
Sullivan made mince-meat of him
the roof was almost taken off the
building by the cheers, not of the
learned men, but of the roughs,
who, of course, now look with dis
dain upon the class represented by
Conkling and Co.
Speaking of Mayor Low, reminds
me that the firm of which he is a
member and which his father estab
lished, A. A. Low & Bro., would
find it quite difficult to amass a
fortune as easily now a days as in
the past. They are the great China
tWa house, and it troilty Stn e TAt
ly that the government has estab
lished strict rules in preventing the
importation of bad teas, and now
makes a stringent inspection of all
such cargoes that arrive here. No
less than 150 chests of tea were con
demned last week alone. It ap
pears, however, that in the past we
all must have been in the habit of
drinking-very umwholesome tea.
The newspapers are so hard up
for a sensation that they arc over
hauling various State stories printe d
in the past, and repeat them with
great exaggerations. To read some
(f thle pap)ers one would imnagine
that all of our working girls visit
opium dens the same as men visit
barrooms. It is an unmitigated
falsehood. There are no more hard
working persons in the world than
the factory and shop girls of New
York, and if these dens are visited
at all, it is by abandoned women.
There is far more poison sold in a
single toilet shop of New York than
in all the opium dens put together.
You have heard of the New York
"bunco steerers." The are a pecu.
liar set of knaves, but with all their
bad habits there is a good deal of
quiet fun in all their doings. One
of their latest exploits is their
squeezing $75 from a Boston clergy
man, whom they allured in 14th
street and took right into their dens.
The fun of it was that the down
east parson was not in the least dis
guised. Every body could tell by
looking at him that he was a "ser
vant of the Lord," and so when the
old fellow was in about $500, the
bystanders advised the clerical in
genuity in handling the cards. To
ward the end however, he had to
"pay up" all he had $75, and then
he was foolish enough to go to a
Police Court and make a com
The New York Cremation So
ciety has just held its annual meet
ing, with a large increase in mem
Speaking of cremation reminds
me of the fact that if New York
goes on building skyward as we
have been doing of late there will
be many more human beings cre
mated than there are members of
the Society just named. The latest
addition to our enormous high
buildings in an apartment house
having no less than fifteen stories.
Just think of it that you and your
wife and chicks- should be com
pelled to live on the fifteenth story
of a fiat hoanand ye vt that is what
New York is coming to. The
island is narrow, small, limited, and
if we have no room on the land we
can at least build in the sky, until,
like that nation of old, we build a
Tower of Babel. Thus history al
ways repeats itself.
The two German Jews, known as
Pulitzer Bros., are endeavoring to
create an excitement in the news
paper world of New York, but out
side of Printing House Square the
attempt falls flat, stale and unprofi
table. New York cares very little
who edits a paper or who owns
it. In fact with all of our humo
rous publications there is really no
place in the world where less time
is devoted to newspaper reading
than in this vast and busy city.
These Pulitzsrs are "smart," espe
cially Joseph, who has bought the
World, and makes the people be
lieve that it was with his own
money, but neither Albert nor
Joseph has any education. They
are upstarts without scholastic
training and both of them will read
ily ascertain that it is much easier
to become a first class man in a
small town than even a second rate
man in a metropolis like New York.
Of course the story that Gould is
entirely out of "the World" is a
mere blind. He still owns fifty per
cent. of the stock. RADIX.
THE MOST POPULAt MAN IN
The Washington correspondent
of the Petersburg, Virginia, Mail
writes as follows about Senator
The most popular public man in
Washington is the Senator from
North Carolina; combining the bon
hommie of. Mat Carpenter with the
wonderful faculty of anecdote of
Tom Corwin, the North Carolinian
is the life of any circle he may be
thrown in. Dull care gathers her
threadbare garments about her and
hurries away when the genial Vance
comes up, and Momus begins to
grin. Whenever a combined yell
of merriment would come from the
,.oak room, or a roar of laughter
from the Senatorial restaurant, one
could tell without any wide guess
ing who was at the bottom of it all.
Dignity drops her cloak when
Vance is near, and even the calm
St. Edmunds, who wears a mask,
would unbend and his shrill laugh
ter be heard high above the rest.
It is worth the price of an
orchestra seat on a benefit night to
hear the Senator tell of his first ex
perience as a statesman. It seems
that he was member of Congress
from North Carolina before the
war, and-but let hini tell it in his
own words as he narrated it to
some of the "boys" across thd way
where thirsty members and scribes
most do congregate :
"I, was a big man, I can tell you
boys, when I1 was first elected to
Congress, some twenty-five years
ago. I swelled so that North Caro
lina could not hold me. When I
came to Washington I imagined
the eyes of the whole country were
on me, I followed my friend, George
Sheridan's example literally. I
voted on both sides of every bill
that came up. I yelled Mr. Speak
er ! every chance I had. I called
one member a liar, told another he
was a fool, o'gled the ladies in the
gallery, cursed the pages, and kept
them on the run all the time. I
elevated my boots on the desk,
spit tobacco juice on the floor, went
to the committee room to look at
documents, and drove-up PennsyL.
vania avenue in an open barouche
every evening when the weather
was fine. I swaggered into the
dining-room. I lounged in the lob
by and disported myself every
where, supremely conscious that I
was the observed of all observers.
When I returned home, it was in
fine style. We had no railroads in
my section of North Carolina, and I
chartered a stage coach and rode on
top with some of my lady friends,
just to show them how my con
stituents along the route regarded
me. About evening, when the stage
stopped at the top of a hill to rest
the horses, and directly in' front of
a ragged old cabin, its owner, a
real piney woods tar heel, stood
leaning against the fence; his pair
of jeans pataloons hung suspended
by one gallus; a hickory shirt open
at the throat and an old straw hat,
through the holes in which shocks
of hair darted through. When he
saw me, he spit out about a pint of
tobacco juice and shifted the quid
to another cheek; he scratched'the
calf of his left leg with the toe of
his right foot, and taking me in, he
drawled out :
"Hell and blazes ! Zeb Vance, is
Mr. Calhoun spoke like a college
professor demonstrating to his class.
His position was stationary and he
used no gesticulation. His pale
and livid countenance indicated
the cloister. His voice was sil
very and attractive, but very
earnest. His eyes indicated quick
perception. Starting with the most
plausible premises, he would carry
you irresistibly along with more
plausible reasoning until you would
be puzzled to know how much back
track it was indispensably necessa
ry for you to take to avoid conclu
sions which would make it difficult
to tell ihe difference between your
views and those of a South Caro
lina Secessionist. After having
heard all the Senators speak, if a
stranger, should select the one
irrespective of doctrine, who came
nearest a saint, he wonld select
Mr. Calhoun, and such he is held to
this day. College professors in
the South were his great admirers
and taught his doctrines to their
students. Educated clergymen and
all fashionable society lost no op
portunities of manifesting their
admiration of him. "Have you seen
Mr. Calhoun?" "Do you think of
leaving without seeing Mr. Cal
houn?" were questions invariably
asked by Southern Congressmen of
their constituents visiting Washing
ton. And Mr. Calhoun's prestige
was so worked up that Southern
visitors, both gentlemen and ladies,
were aa.mnoh rpet*a +-n'-.
him as the President. At the time of
his death he was gaining a strong
foothold among the scholars of the
North, who seemed incapable of re
sisting his seductive, comprehen
sive and analytic mind. Senator
John P. Hale of New Hampshire
once came to my seat and said: "I
am going to astonish you. Mr.
Calhoun has just brought me a let
ter which he said he had just re
ceived from President Nathan Lord
of Dartmouth College, and asked
me a great many questions about.
him and the college. He left me,
asserting that President Lord was
one of the ablest thinkers and pro
foundest reasoners in the country."
At that time President Lord was
not only the head of the college,
but of the Congregational denom
ination in New England. He fol
lowed Mr. Calhoun's doctrines 'to
their natural sequence. and he hr.d
to give up his position. No man
ever exerted the infiuepce upon his
country that Mr. Calhoun did. All
the calamities of the late war were
the legitimate out-growth of doc
trines of which he was a father,
and to which the sincerity of his de
votion was manifested by his ad
vocacy of them in his dying
SWALLOWED A TOEFEDo.-Little
Johnny Botts found a gartersnake
in the parks the other day and he
brought it home and hid it in the
piano. When his sister's young
man 'opened the instrument that
evening to play "For Goodness
Sake" he thought he had 'em and
yelled a like Piute on the war-path.
They wouldn't believe in Johnny's
innocence somehow, and his father
said that after dinner he'd attend
to his case. When the family sat
down to table Johnny solemnly
entered the room in his stocking
feet and carrying a pillow, which hc
placed on the chair before stting
down. "What new monkey shine
is that?" growled old Botts, "'S-s-s-h,
pa," said Johnny, auxiously; "I
was playing fireworks with Billy~
Simpson this afternoon and I swal
lowed a .torpedo." "Did, eh?"
"Yes, and if anything sh6uld touch
me kinder hard I might go off and
all burst up."-San Fr-ancisco Post.
An Illinois girl's toast: "The
young men of America-their arms
our supporters, our arms their re
ward; fall in, men, fall in."
5and bea for:eaeti
Double colma adte
Notices ot meea si t S
Sp l Noticen a Locale r
berof .Inserams wflbe kept Int
Special contraets made:s
tisers, with liberal dedaettuos
DONE WITH NAmMn[S j D D
JEFFERSON DAVfS -'S '
OF BIS CAPTUZE.
In the State Library atd
Miss., is a crayon portrait ?
Davis as he apPearel hen;
tured. I asked him if itwa
rect, and he replied: .wR
you exactly how.it all ,oae
had lain- down re .ag
garment. I had cavaly
pantaloons tucked into th e. i
grey blouse and a soft hat.
the alarm being given I stepa&
of the tent and saw a Fec$
cavalryman thirty or - fortr
away. He ordered me -t hak,
the same moment Mrs. Davis,
over my shoulders a folded,sa '
I saw that my only chanceof
was to secure the horse' of the
eral. I advanced straight
him, feeling .that.he would
me, but believing that he
miss his target. Had this
there would have been a
for the possession of the'be
As I approached toe soldier.
lowered his carbine as if to
and at that moment Mrs.
rushed up and threw her
around me. The soldier
a moment, turned his weapon
and.I walked back to the31te
stood there until made
[Cor. Detroit Free Pi'
A story is told by the
phia Times concerning two
of the Legislature from that'
A member had wound up a
iloquent speech with the qnu
"Vox popul, uoz Dei." ii-_
in, had both been listening;
great admiration, and II
ing aside, cried to Crawford:;.p
wasn't that a fine clmax?"
it was grand 1" replied the
Ward member. Mankin eyed
ford suspiciously for a
and then offered to bet $10
take that," said Orafd
course I know what he~sM
was 'voz po~puli, vao D
means 'My God, my God,
thou forsaken me !" Macrin~
ed his hand into his poce
meekly said: "There's the'
AL. didn't know you were sachs
good Latin scholar."
"I'm sorry to keep you.
or your money," said the'.beadk
teller to Smithers, "but heres
money all in yellow boyg. ~&
mind," said Smithers, "I se s
worth the wait in gold."
"Ella is better 100 ln~
marked Mrs. Brown, with a
"but Lucy will get married.
"Yes," chimed .in her
"gimme Luci-fer matches
"Is anybody waiting as'
said a polite dry goods l~
young lady from the country
sir," replied the blushing
"that's my fellow outside,
wouldn't come in the store.
A Baltimore man remaind i
trance for three days redenly,
they finally had to yell "do~
under his window to rouse i
Jo says that the best lip msa 4
creation is a, kiss. The
should be used with great or
it may bring on affection
"You said, Mrs. Jones, your fy
brella had a straight handle?
thought it did, but since it
I am quite certain it endedwt
Every time a man i
snores loud nervous people 1k
for an explosion of dynamite
We never knew a personW
ordinary lumber, but we hv
them to dine on shipboard. -
,The briefless young lawyera
[wear his old clothes until be
win a suit in court.
Should music be sold by
chord? Draun music should'b em
by the pound.
Checkers is looke& o