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o,'was two ieAp
land theo"Mills of Arka
fy miles away. Tlh muls
d on the upe foor of the
hous the Cattle all been
ago; planter, negroeq
and overseer were confned in their re
spetive domilciles; the grist-mill Was
under water, and there was no meamis of
Preparing corn for culinary purposes ex.
ePt a wooden nominy-mortar. The
hog-and-hominy diet (so highly extolled
by some people who have never lived
on it) was adopted of necessity, the
former being represented by mess pork,
salter than tongue can tell. There were
no visitors, except now and then a so
ciablo snake, which, no doubt bored by
swimming around indefinitely in the
overflow, and craving even human com
panionship, would glide up on the gallery
of some of the houas. There was no
means of locomotion excep.6 the skiff
and the humble but ever-se.viceabl
dug-out--nowhere to go anF nobody
within a day's journey otherwi or molp,
comfortably situated. The onfy sense
of sympathy from without was had from
remote and intrequent glimpses of the
gallant steamer J. M. White, which,
leaping from poiut to point., made bot
ter time from New Orleans to St. Louis
than was evepkiade. before or for many
'Viat year, nineteen plantations out of
twenty failed to produce a single pound.
of cotton or ia single bushel of corn,
and when the flood was over and the
swamp Noaha came out of their respect
ve arks, the were, to say the least,
malconitent. .hey were not ruined, of
course but they had lost a whole year's
gross income. Moreover, the prestige
of the swamp ns i cotton country was
wofully diminished. The planters in
the "Hills," as the uplands are denom
inated, began to hold up their heads, no
longer overcrowed by the extraordinary
crops alleged to have boon heretofore
produced in the swamp.
The swamp-planters set to work to re
deem the disaster, and to prpvide, as far
as posuible, against its recurrence.
With the- purpose of retrieving their
finaucial fortunes they took some unique
measures. There is a tradition that, at
a public meeting held in Green
ville, Miss., in October, 1844,
among other more commonplace resoli
tions one was gravely and unanimously
adopted to the effect that a demand for
payment within twelve months from
that date of any debt, great or small,
upon any planter who had beei over
flowed that year, should be considered
distinctly " personal "-a clear case for
pistols and coffee. The code was cer
tainly a curious institution, but proba
bly this is the only instance in which it
was expectedl to do duty as a stay-Law.
"The Leucces of the Mia.issippi," in
A Texas Mother-in-Law.
A fall woman, wearing a sun-bonnet,
came injto the office of the chief of po
lice, and sitting down hard on the end
of a bench, wviped her nlose, batted her
eyes a time or so at the chief, and asked
in a voice that reminded one of sharpen
ing a saw.
" Be you the galoot who locks folks
" I regret to say that I am occasion
ally obliged to resort to such extreme
measures with refractory persons."
" I know all that ; but be you the ga
" Why didn't you say so when I asked
"You are a liar, and if you don't treat
me like a lady, I'll fold you up and sit
down on you, " and battedi her eyes some
more like a terrier.
"What did you want?" asked the offi
cial, looking as if he needed reinforce
ments right away, and plenty of thgm.
" I want that dirty little whelp what
. married my darter. I want to talk .to
him on business, but he evades me. If
I could only get a chance to caress him
once more 1" and she breathed hard and
* gritted her teeth until the official felt in
his pcketfor a police whistle.
" etold my darter he wvould give
three hundred and twenty acres of land,
with a gold mine on it, to anybody who
would amputate my jsw with a boot-Jack.
He said my mouth was like the gate at
the fair grounds. "
"Ho meant, I sup~pose, it was never
shut. I don't see how he came to make
any such ridiculous comparison as that.
Did you ever remonstrate wvith him ?"
" You bet I did. I drawod him across
the kitchen table by the hair with one
hand while I blasted him wvith a long
handled skillet, and you should have
heered him calling me 'mother darling'
and ' pet,' but Providence was agin me.
Hlis hair gave away, and he lit dt'tbe
fore I could reason with him any more.
Just as like as not we will never meet
again," and she sighed heavily.
"pIo calm, madam, do not excite
yourself too muoh."
"I am calm. I like t'o talk about
these family screts. It calls up sacred
recoloctions. It makes me think of my
fust huisband. It was real fun to remon
strate with him. He sassed back, but,
Lord, what a time they had holding the
* inquest. That was at Arkansas, before
we moved to G*alveston. Thero was some
of his remains in one corner of the yard,
and a few more remains hanging on the
fence, and there was a right peart of him
wrape around the ax handle. The
jur knew me so they brought in a ver
dict of justiflable homicide or suicide or
something like that. And now to think
of this pesky, little worthless, spindle
shaken, goggle-ed whelp getting clear
off, excepting a fwpounds of hiar. I
want yu to find him You can know
himnb the brands I made on him with
the ho skillet, 'Wantad to amputate my
jaw, the little brassy whelp I Said my
monmth was lke... gate, did he ?"
The official said be would hunt for him
* and let her know. As she went out, she
batted eor eyes significantly at the offi
cial, anf said :
"You had better find that prodigal
s0nt or thar'll be music in these head
Aw old angler says that a fish does hot
eife~r much pain from being hooked.
But lo$ him tell the yarn to the man
who igit in his packet for his knife and
. fonnd he had left seven fIihhooks in
.~*tere, if he wants to~ be (cailed an un
4 -V .~:
ed.. F ~~F.'V ,S-~ i '3
nakes a happy vsage.
A is t an gi st1 h ng ,
s . thantat hwe. i
1e piefs~ t ar i n sof our
A zqopoN, like the Von smh, shape a
an it smites--Bovee.
CowsoraNC either aggroves or repme
each intelligent &eYaor
MUMoDY records services with a pen- i
oil, injuries with a graver.
Tnumu are flaws in diamonds, flies in
amber, and faults in elery man.
. NO PADLOO, bolts or bars can secure c
a maiden so well as her own reserve. . x
L10TN to conscience more than to in- 1
tellect and learn to concentrate thought.
A3sxqox of occupation Is not ret;
A mind quit* vacant In a mind distress'd. C
Ta end of man is an action and not I
a thought, though it were of the no- I
Tim attainment of our greatest desires t
is often the source of our greatest sor- 1
JEALousy is the hight of egotism, self- t
love and the imitation of false vanity.
THE earth can not be entirely covered
with violets and mignonette; there must
be weeds and vegetables.
ON THIE sands of life
Sorrow treads heavily and leaves a print
Time cannot wash away.
MEN have made of Fortune an all t
powerful goddess, in order to be mide '
responsible for all their blunders. a
TznurTATION belongs to the schedule V
of life, and no man can altogether avoid
it if he seek to do so ver so much. *"
TEN thousand car will hear the audacious lie,
One thousand to the refutation list,
Ten, of ten thousand, will believe stern truth. W 4
4 -IVW. Story. C
A WOMAN reachds her prime between t
thirty-five and forty, for' though her I
beauty has then lost the charm of youth, (
it has acquired that of expression. 1
ALL things that we clasp and cherish
rass like dreamtu- we may not keeip
Human hearts forget and perish, ~
Humuan eyes must fall asleep. t
As WATER containing stony particles
incirusts with thom the ferns an(l mosses r
it drops on, so the human breast hardens t
under ingratitude, in proportion to its
openness and softness, and its aptitude h
to receive impressions.
You niust. either soar or stoop, V
Fall or triuniph, stand or droop;
Ym must eltier serve or govern,
Must be slave or mnuist be sovereign;
Must, in fine be block or wedge,
Must be anvil or be sledge., r
THE best part of man's life is in the a
world of his natural affections, and that ni
realm has laws of its own that neither ii
know nor heed king nor congresses, and t
are deaf even to the voices of shouting S
popular majorities, but heed and obey d
rather the gentle voice of wvoman and a
the cry of helpless and feeble child- is
hood. -Senator Bayard. Ul
WHY are you barbarously imprisoned h
by your fears ? Why do you carry bur- nx
dens all the day on account of the fears yE
of an unexplored next day, next week,
next month ? Why do you fish on the
troubled stream of fear and bring to
land fish that have no money in their
mouth? Why do you not say, "Let
my life flow tranquil and pure in that
higher realm of faith and trust and let a
the future take care of itself ?" t
StephensoniWhen a Boy. 5i
Railway traffic, as it exists, was-not s
even conceived or imagined a century a'
ago. The man who gave us wings, who C
taught us to beat the racehorse, to sur- r
pass the flight of the swiftest bird, and
to make huge argosies, with multitudi
nous passengers, skim over the earth far
more easily, swiftly, and obediently than h.
over the sea, was such as modern phil- .
anthiropy loves to look down on as the"
object of compassionate aid. He was r
the son of an engine tenter at a colliery. r<
'The surface works of a pit or mine may u
be curious, but they are not picturesque.
It is hard to believe that the heap of de- h
bri8 and wrecked machinery now form- 1)
ing Sheffield Manor was once the most
pleasant of all the prisons of Mary B
Stuart. B~ut a hundred years ago .the
colhiery engime was a very poor, rickety,
asthmatic creature, compared with an
engine of theae days. Puffing and blow
ing and blowing, shaking and clanging, t
it was always more or less out of order,
to be stopped every now and then to see 0
what was the matter with it. Sympathy
is the soul of all goodness and greatness, 0
and, as a good shepherd must love his
sheep, a good groom his horse, and a
good sailor his ship, so anybody em
ployed on an engine must have a genui- B
me affection for it, and a deep concern in
its troubles. He must learn to feel its 11
pulse, look into its mouth, and inquire
tenderly into its poor inside, if he is ever
to do it any good. There was mughi op
portunity for mechanical patholony- min
those days. George Stephenson becarhe hi
a little man, as a pit engine b~oy at 2d a
day. No wonder, wvhen much coal was
sold only sixty years ago at 5s a ton at4
the pit's month. He had absolutely no ~
education in the departmental sense of a
that much-abused word. He only learnt yi
his business. That was all. At eighteen el
he began to read, and had the luck to h~
fall in with twvo teachers, one of them a a
Scotch dominie, wh col teachhi
something more, lie then became stoker
and brakeman-that is, he had to feed
the furnace and liberate or stop the rope
at the right time. Most men of genius
would hardly think it their proper sphere
to throw coals on a fire or to keep their
eyes constantly fixed on a rope going up
and down ; but George Stephenson had
to go through this ordeal, and found ox
ereise for his mind in it. An opportunity '.1
came. A condensing pump engine had tJ
bothered the engineer. He volunteered,
for love's sake, restored tlhe patient to
perfect health, and having reached the
root of the disease, effected a permanent n
improvement in the constitution. .Then s
he became an engine man, and married
on 12s a week. So he went on, curing C
the diseases .of engines and wagon ways, t3
and took tramns under ground. Indeed,
t~hey would go anywhere with him. But oi
his bena volence was diffusive. He mend- di
Bd everything that came in his way-- s<
alooks, watches, shoes, and even the out
f pitunen's olothes..---London Timee.
THE Arizona .Democr-at claims that ji
:hey have neither sun-pokes nor mad
logs in the health Stam of Arizona.
MANYv Philadelphia manufacturing es
ablishmnebts are boring artesian wells to A
ibtain supplies of pure water,.I
&Mia. Ahat 1hNew
nuisalioes in the shape
I unAhtly ences. The most costly
aid artistio fenoe deforms a fine land
*pe. FenOes must sometimes be
.lerated as necessities but should
aver be regarded as oahent. The
Scessity for them is far less than has
eon supposed. The modern disoovery
hat fences are to keep cattle in, not to
eep them out, is a valuable one. If
'ou have a sow and pigs, fence off a lot
' enough to keep them in, but don't
b your neighbor to support two
ailes of road fence to keep them out
JnsghMY fences are disap3pearing in
asn districts, and it is probable th
rhere little stock is kept, it will soon be
heaper to cut their feed and carry it to
hem than to fence. pastures. -If the
iens that we pee in our country vil
ages were taken awayA with proper
are, all would live in a beautiful park
his would foreshadow and aid the re
Moval of social and sectarian barriers, a
onsummation devoutly - to be wished.
e hange of public opinion in regard
6 fencing has been a. pleasure and a
urprise. In many places we can hardly
66 a fence, and rods of old fencing may
le had for the asking."
The Washington Poit propounds an
riginal conundrum: "Can't some other
rord than tgenial' be found to describe
he man who shakes hida and
rith everybody smiles, on everybd
nd laughs at YEe thrice-told anecdotes
Vhich vex the ears'of drowsy m&n?"
WARNER'S Safe Kidnog and tiver Cure.
I'vE had enough of kisses, I've got
pfough of love I Oh, give mnp back my
id eeouch hat i my comfortable glove !
ake offghwicoat that fits so tight I oh,
et me mussamy hair I there's a balm in
lilead yet I iope, " God bless the hap
>y pair 1"
We learn that Ellis & Oo., propiietors
f Bailey Sprihgs, are making prepara
i~is to entertain an ubusual 1r1 arge
umber of visitors this summer. riey are
eeivimg communications from all over
lie south inquiring rates and making con
racts forboard. This isoaly their due,
r not only are they most auccessful
tel keepers, but their place'1 in every
y worthy of patronage. It is one of
lie coolest, shadiest, breeziest places in
lie South; the locality and surround
is are delightful ; the buildings are
)omy, airy, and conveniently arranged;
lie accommodations, fare and attention
re first class, arid Shoal Creek is the
iost romantic stream and the best fish
ig water you ever saw. Add to this
ie unrivalled power of the 01(1 Rock
prmng in the cure of dropsy, scrofula,
rapepsia and diseases of the blood, skin
1.d kidneys, and the sum of attractions
irresistible. If you have ever been
tere you know this is all true. If you
ave not, try it just once. You will
ever regret it. Address Ellis & Co.,
ailey Springs, Ala.
Proper Dress for Children.
In Spanish America, where infantile
iseases are as rare as in Hidostan, ha
ics of all classes and all sizes toddle
bout naked nearly the year round, and
ae -Indians of Tamnaulipas, between
'ampico and Matamoras, raise an aston
shig mnumber of brown hantlings, who
re never troubled wvith clothes till they
re big enough to carry garden stuff to'a
ity where the police enforces the apron
3gulation. -Popultar Sccce Montly~.
Wicked for Clergymen.
lL.v. -- WVashinaton, D). C., writes: '1I
slieve it to be all wrong and even wicked
r clergymen or other pulIic meni to be led
to giving testimonials to quack doctors or
le stufle called miedicines, but when a
ally meritorious article made of valuable
~medies known to all, that all physicians
ue anid trust in daiily, we shtoutld freely
>mmend it. I therefore cheerfully and
eartily comimend Hop Bitters for the good
icy have done mec anid my friends, firmly
ehieving they have no equal for family use.
will ntot beC without them."-New York
iptist Weekly. -
Got Back at Her.
A very neat mot by Mlle. Fargueil,
One night on entering the green-room
fthe Vaudeville she surprised Mile.
Ilmire Paurelle ir1 the actdeof "taking
ff" her acting, with many gestures and
The mimic stood petrified, but Mile.
'argueil smiled benignly on her and
"'Very good,. indeed ! Try and act
ke like that always-then you won't be
issed I"-renoh paper.
Cured of Drinking.
"A young friend of mine was cured of an
satiable thirst for liquor, which had so
-otrated him'that lie wvas unable to dlo any
slness. Hie was entirely cured by the us'e
Hop Bitters. It allayed all that burning
irat; took away the appetite for liquor,
aide his nerves steady, and he has remained
sobier and steadly man for more than two
ars, andl has no desire to return to his
ips ; I know of a nnmblhler of others that
tve becaen redl of drinxking by it." -- Fronm
laiiR.Oflieial, hcg" l.Tms
IF A BEIC attempts to sting yelu, hit
im with a shingle-make a bee flat of
WuxrN you go to bed take a dose of Kiddfey
ort. It keepsa the bowels in order.
Tanu price of carriages for funerals in
ew York has been raised 20 per cent.
hey're bound the sorrow exhibited by
le mourners shall be sincere.
"Dlseases of Men,"
Giving information greatly desired, but
>t at tainable from sources wvhence generally
"GLIAD1 TID)INGS FOR MOTH-IERS."
rmntaining matter of highest interest to all
ho would pass safely and with little pain
rough the great trial of motherhood.
These are the titles of two works, either
bot' of which is sent for a smp > ad
essed to the author, Da. STAINnJAUK Vic
IN, Atlanta, Georgia.
Their truths should be knLown to all.
SoMn feiales have just been arrested
i Kentucky for the manufacture of ii
-it whisky. This is the first reco led
.. neo of a woman keepinig still.
Ma. VANDEBILT'r. in eIs marvelous ; R0 is
Enberg's Letter File. Try it. Camzeroni Amt
rg A na. Cago
prope B omak
nak&" MpwSAN' Itsz ootan lo, the
whether the reslt of exhaustion, nervous po
tration overwork, or acute diseaise, artil
if resulting from pulmonary aints, 0.5
well, Hazard & Co., proprietors, New York.
1oW TO XECURE HEALIEf.
It is strange any one will suf'et from derangements
broughtona by impure blood, when ROSADALIS will re.
store health to the physical orgaula ition. ROSADALIS
is - strengthening syrup, pleasant to'take, and the IM
BLOOD PURIFIER over disaovered, ouring Scroals,
dyphilitio disorders, Weakness of the Kidneys, Erysipe.
laS, Malaria, Nervous disoidors, Dbility, Bilious com.
plaints and. Diseases of the Blood, Liver, Kidneys,
Stoutach, Sklu, ete.
. BAKER'S PAIN PANACEA oure pain in Man and
DR. ROJER'S WORM STRUP latently destroys
A SAFE AND SURE
FOR S&LE BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
Malaria is an Unseen Vaporous
Poison, spreatting disease and death in
manny localities, for which iuinine is no
g enuinle antidote, but for the ellects of wvhich
klIOs tttr's stomach Bitters is not only a
thorough remedy, but a reliable prevenitive.
To this fact there is an overwhelming array
of testimony, extending over a period of
thirty years. All disorders of the liver,
stomjoeh1 andl howel3 are allso) conquered b~y
For sale by all Druggists anid Dealers
AMERICAN AND FOREIaN
PAT EN TS.
GEORGE E. LEMON, Att'y at Law,
WASINGm roN, D. C.
eernces given tro tlen Ir ie ary every Con
model for opinion asto the pataality. No charge for
TOG those ai~mieted with chroniic diseaises of
Ithe liver, kidney, entlarged s pleent, rhieu
mattismn, chronic dliarrhtoa and female corn
plaints cured. No charge until cured, if deC.
sired. Correspondenee S lidited with stamp
Address DR. J. STOATE, Oxford, Miss.
ar 3made. Coetl
4 .g e ot D'o'd llo e.5yv.~q~ 'ee
donGmeo suactono a none gao ve
aatio and sikn chill.t tis eI
wa ot krnwa bat. I ael ofe thre ote
tothat 1 eers ione thae ais uig yi~e
boyb* oe lsstierns of U
wd6se Ma k, ased Pho.
UFATUB B TlEDR. HARTER MEDIOII
Who runs u
MILL and FACTORY. SUPP
OF ALL KINUS.4
and PAClING, . OILS AL
KINDS, IRON PIPE, FifINO, A
GOODS STEAM GAUIEN I E
GOVERfdORS &c. Sn for Prie
List. W. l. DILLINGHAM & CO.,
143 Main Street, LOUISVILLE, KX.
$5 to $20 Tag,* ,th
0 1zr Pc188
h~Ui* ribt, .'
has 4 a so s
EANHA1'AN B00E 00.. 15 W. 14th St., NY. P.O. Box 4so
"O hills. m and' ir'er
AND ALLt DISEASES
Cusod by Mala-ai Poteonilng or te. Foed.
A WARRANTED CURE.
'Prioee 01.00. lr ente br an D
The Purest and Beo edicine eer ae.
aUra tive properties of all other Btters,
ane beagtq~ostl pd qPurifr Liver.
U1 he ad LUt de He lth 19 strin
S it earth.
Xo disease 0 an possibly iong oxist where Hop
Jutters are us dso vaicd and perfect are their
givnow n fe sad v1gortotheag and Inam.
S-tTo alt Whose e ploymentscauso Irregulari'
ty oethe bowelsor urinary organs, or who re
quir an Appetizer Tonic andmild Stimulant,
Hop Bitters are inval uablo, Without Intox
No matter whatyour t. elings or symptoms
are what the disease or ail nt Is use Hop Bit,
ters. Don't wait untilyoua rM sick but 1i you
only feel bad or iis17erablo, Use them at once.
It a&y save your lIfe.It has saved hundreds.
*5~ wll bepaidfor a n they will not,
mire or help. Do not suf or Oet your friends
sufferbut use and urge them t use Hop 8
Ibmember, flop Ditters is no Tile, drugged
drunken nostrum but the Purest a n d Best
Medicine cror n4le ; tho "INvAUDS VBIED
and HOPE" and no person or family
shudbe without them.
anabsolute and Irresistible cur
or runkenness, Se of Upium, tobacco o
for Circiiar. p1-V ts Send.
Rochester.N.Y anel Toronto. Ont.
COTTON IS KING "? "S
(or Cotton GOn ud z rcvral planta n purposes,
not found inta.s a:) . rine in1'ths world. Fo
Pamphlets and Price i.ist a~'ply by mail to
AULTNMAN & TAYLOR Co , PANY,' MANSFIELD.
1) AY 1ellng Rubbe Hand Itampe Circular.
d~~c~ ON TI-GNT W TED-9 best
.FAddress Jyay Bronaon, Detroit~ ih
For Two .
The good and staunch old
stand-by, E X10A N MUS
TANO LINIMENT, has done
more to assuage pain, relieve
suffering, and save the livesof
men andI beasts than all other
liniments put together. Whyt
Because th 'M ustang pene
trates through skin and flesh
to the very bone, 4rlving out"
all pain and soreness and
morbid secretions, and restor
ing the afilicted part to sound
and supple health.
WA TCE8 *4- e Co.Pburg -p'..
Great- West Gus Work., Pittsbergh. Pa
bega theuse f Ro of he re
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d e I be ed. e T *ti hase
acose.sa ses e b stn, se.U Ies
ve, impe, urale n/Ceuap.
o ookueb ,and that flabuer ciabnued.Ibj
Cottn N n oCorail huehyeoe
bega tuh bsetter acea thanc rse poaer.
Pwer Engne, -7e -ub -oihgQ s t24e
IAEIEFE CO.,U.25E tbI TU , 1.
For Weighing Cotton at the Gina
Framo, Hooks and all other required
BUY ONLY THE GENUINE
F'airbazn~g' 34-a n /d en .
OF EVERY DE~SCI~PTION.
*iSEND FOR ClRCIg,flAR.-g
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