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IS YsijUrian, f Fjyet'tevWe erTiccs 1st
andfd' Batibath at J0:30'nd niht; Kev
V 11 Grore3,-paBlor, Sunday school, 8 a. m
Mejjo'lst-crvices -verr S-ibbath at
10:3U tiidaitlnight; RevFlSMc3iUe, pstor;
Sunday school at 8 o'clock.
CumberUfid JVesbytrian-'-crvice- ev
ryabVt at wight; Rev W G
Tempitton.MnSundny school 8 o'clock
Methttst; Pleasant-Plains fervicts 1st
Sahbajh cicir month-at 1 and right; Re?
F S ltwnj ..pastor., KuniUj iahool at U.
ATreshjIenan.lCew Hope I services 1st
and 3rd Sabbaths at 11; Bethel, 2nd and
4th Sabbaths at 11 Rev AS' Sloan, pastor.
Methodist, Mulberry services 3rd Sun
day in sen month at li:o'clock ahd; every
Sunday night; Itev WJ Collier, pastor; Sun--day
School at 9.
Baptist, Mulberry services 1st Sabbath
In each month at 11 Rev Wm Huff, i astoj
CumVerland .TrcSbj tenaii, Mulberry
aorvices 2nd Sabbath in each month at 11
and night; Iter W G Templeton, pastor.
United Presbytorian, Lincoln services
every Sabbath at 11:15 a u; R-v David
Straiiztjsstor Sunday rschool at 10- ..
Liberty -Grove service 2nd Sahbalh t
11, A m; RevTL Darnell, preacher in charge.
Methodist,, Shady Grove, . Shelth'
crcekvewviccs 21 SabbaUi in each month
at li o'clock; Ret M R TucktT. preacher io
servicetrd Sbbath'll o'clock; Rev Wm
Estill pastor. M , ,
Methodist, Oak Bill services, 4th Sab
lath each month at 10 a. m; 1 L Darnell
preacher in charge. v , '
Cumberland Presbyterian, Oak Hill, Rev
J B Tigert, pastor. -
Prospect,-Wells bill, Saturday befora 2d
4juuday,;echonh, Rev B T King, pastor.
Hester1 Crte k, Saturday before 4lh Sun
day, each month, Rev B T.King, ptor.
Methodist, Flynlville services 4th Sab
bath atlU:30 a. Kf Mt. Hermon, Flintville
circuit service! 1st Sabbath st 10:CO a u ;
Macedonia,' Flintville circuit services 3rd
Babbath at 100 a m Rev f L Cnrpenter,
prearher in charge. ' '' i
Union, IstSonday; Providence, 2nd; Lib
ertv Grove,. 3rd; Oak Hill, 4th; Rev T L
Darnell, preacher in charge. ; '
Shiloh.Methodist, nar Mdlvillepreach
ing on 2nd Sunday ia each month at 3-1.
M.faud on Saturday afll La. , belore the
2nd sn-i 4th Sanday, Rev JII Nichols, pastor
Cane Creek Church, bik miles i north of
FavettevilU, services evry 2nd and 4tb
t Sunday. Rev. J.3.TigTt, pastor.
-, Faycttevtlle rost-Office.
Tirftadicavea etcry iy except bun.
' "XW hr r.d Decherd
Shelby villcaUj; arrives Monday, Wed
i r-iA.-. mt 11 a-, m.: leaves fame
W BV.'lleCountyUne, She byve.)
dav at tfcll arri ven at 5l40 KM. Supplies
tha following offices: Kelso, Lincoln, Mynt
... Jf n.r- Store., EloraUunts
UunUrille sUSe-lcaves Monuay, anu
Thursday at 8 a. nYarrltM Toesdar and
Friday at 5 p. m. Supplies Goshen . Hle
Green, MeridianvHle a..d Hantsville.
tjhelbyville hackJeaves Mondays and
Thursdays at 8 V. u. arrive Tuesday and
Friday at 5 t . : Supplies. Norm Creek,
Chestiut Uidge.Hswthorno and Shny?ille.
PulafiVi . horsewsrvives, every a uesday
and Fridsy tt .Tf;SUA i leave, next day
6:(j0 t. SupjU. Q-rusU,MUolle, 1
rah. Bradsbaw rbUsWy'
Blanche horse leaves every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday, at 1 .P. ; .arrives
same davs at 11 a m.. Supplies Camarpo,
Molino, CiU Water, Blanche, Cash Foint
Boons Hill horses arrives Monday ani
Saturday at 12 m; Uaves same days at J. T m.
Tstersburg horses-leaves Tuesday and
Friujy ax 8 tr; arrives at'5 t n same day.
ftuppliea Hetifrovr Stadoa'and Tetersburg.
Money Orders can be obtained at this of
fice upon post offices irtlaU parts.ef the U
nited State., .: A list of. Monry Qi dct offices
juay be seen on application, llatcsof com
tr.iif:on for Money Orders arc aaToJlowg:-
Koi excoeing $15 10 cents
Over 15,uAji4eiiBg $30-.-. tic
do 30 do., da do
do iOprio'j fld T6a.Vr..S5j dq
Vf B ." DO UT H A T. 1. Mt
" 'iiiimbimm 'nil 'mat i'
V. Y. Carter, County J udf s ' '
V B, Martjit, C'erk Cbaopcry JCourt
w'.C. ilorfaa, do Circuit do r
F. D. Boyccf do tCMitttyt' do
r. T. Holland, Rheritf.
G' V.Counts;.W, A. Cunningham; Dep-
llcnry Uendfl-son. Trustee. ,
R B. Thompson, Register. - ' ;
T H. C. Duif, County Sorvryor.
F J. KiveoJup'torrublk Schaol -j
B. Vorran, oroncr .. ,
w O. Wallace.-."""-' . , ,-. .-
;f H; iHlltrMlll : OBSERVER
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. Established December ISth, ' ? W' MYETTEVILLE, TENNESSEE : THURSDAY, ' DECEMBER -; ' " VOL XXVH-KO. M.
The Stage Driver's Story;
Fom-tccn years ag;o ,1 drove
from Danbury to Littleton, a dis
tance of forty-two miles', and as
I had to await the arrival ot two
for three coaches, and as I did not
start until after dinner, I very
often had, a good distance to
drive after dark. It was irTthe
dead of winter, and the season
had been a rough one. A great
deal of snow had fallen, and the
drifts - were plenty and deep.
The mail that arrived vas -jioU
due at Littleton by contract un
til 1 o'clock in the morning, but
that winter the postmaster was,!
obliged to sit up a little later than
that particular hour.for me. , ; ,
One day ih January, when I
drove up with my ..mail at Dan
bury, the postmaster called me
into his office
"Pete," said ; heTvith ati: .im
portant ' serious" look, ' there's
some pretty; heavy-mbricy pack
ages in that bag, and'pointed to
it as he Vs'poke. 5 He said the
money was from Boston to some
land agent near the Canada line.
Then - he asked me if I had jiny
passengers that were going
through to Littleton.-' I told him
I did not 'know; " "Biifsiippose
I have not," says I. .
"Whv," said he, "the agent
of . the lower- route, came i tp
day, and he said 7ienTvv ere two'
suspicious looking characters on
the stairtf that canliJi ifiast flight
and he suspects thdt' they had
an eve on this mail, so it will
stand you in hand to be a little
careful this evening.
He said . the -tigenfe rhad dc-
seribed onc'of theni'as- a'short,
thick-set fellow, about forty
yeaffyragBv5tli3oBgJ hair, and
a thick, heavy clump ot beard
under his chin, but none on the
side of his face, lie did not
know anything. about -rthe other."
I told'hmi I guesi&l there wasn't
"Oh, tio,;n6tif-'yon liave pas
scngers all the way throughout
I only told you ibis so that you
might, look out for your maiV
aijd r also. keep harp j lookout
when you change the horses!" '.
.. 1 answered that I should do
so, and,tlieii took' the bag under
my arm and left the olKee. I
stowed the mail away uuiicr my
seat'a littlemore' careful ' than
usual, placing jt so I.coukl put
my feet against it, but beyond
that I did not feel any concern.
It was past 1 when we started,
and I had four passengers, r two
of ! whom only rode to my first
Stopping place. J. reached Grpw
an's mlU at dark when we stop
ped for supper, and where - my
other two passengers concluded
to stop for the night. " "";
1 About G o'clock in the even
ing 1 left GowanVmnT alone,
having two horses anda pung.
. I hud seventeen miles to go,
and,a,:hard scveivtecn jnilcs it
was -too. ; The ' night" vas quite
clear, but tlie , wind was . sharp
and cold, thc;loose snow flying
in' every direction,' jAvhilef. the
drifts , were r deep ' and--closely
packed. It was slow and tedi
ous' work, and ,myliOi-ses soon
became i leg-wearyl andircstive
At a distance of six miles I came
to a settlement -r called Bull's
Corner, where I took fresh hors
es;' I'd been two" hours: jgoiiig
that distance.' As ' I was going
to start a man came up and asked
if I was goin thrbUlrtd'little
ton. I said 1 should go through
if the. -thing ' could possibly be
done. -'He; said, he wasnxipusl
to go, and. as nc nau no oaggn-v,
I told him to jump In and make
himself as comfortable Vis lo'ssi
biei; I wa gathering up. .my
lines, wheii the hostler" cauic up
nnd asked me if I knew one of
mv horses had cutTnmself badly.
I iumped around and found that,
one ot the tminuis naa goi a uecp
nnrk' cut on tbo oil foot. I gave
such directions'as I considered
necessary, ana vvas auoui iu vui u
nwray,wnen me hoslilt umiiiA
ed that he thought I came alone.
I told him 1 did. -: ; ;
"Then where, did you get that
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nassenirer." said lie.
"Up. instcrot in.'I answered.
(;Got in ftcm. where ?" ' '
don't know." ; ';
"Well, Udtf,'' said the hostler
"that's kind of-curious. Tliei-e
ain't I been no such man at the
house," and ' I know there ain't
been none at the neighbor's."
"Let's have a look, at hia face "
said I, '."Ve.-can g-o that rnucli
at any Tate. ' Do ? VoU go back
witn me, ana, wnen 1 get into
the pung, just hold the lantern
so that the light will shine into
Ius'F.ice." . -
IIq did as' I wished, and as I
stepped into the pung, I got fair
views of such portions of my pas
senger's face as was not muffled
up. I saw, a short, thick frame ;
full,' hard features; and I could
: almost'"' sue
that;. Uicixj ; wasVal
heavy beard, under the chin. I
tnought-ot ..the - man -whom' the'
postmaster bad xlescn bed to me,
but I did not think seriously up-
onr it until I started. . Perhaps 1
had gone half a mile when I no
ticed the mail bag. wasn't- in its
right place under my fet.1 : "
"Hellol,"vj says. holding' up
my horses "a little, "Where's is
my mail?" ; , ; ;
My passenger sat' pn the seat
behind me, and I turned towards
HerQ is a bag of leomc kind
that slipped back under0my feet
he .said, giving it a " kick, as
though he would. 'shove jt' .for-
, !i Just a$ that moment my hors
ed lumbered into a deep snow
drift and J was forced. tp,.et out
alid tread down the show m froiit
of thenf aud Iijad them " through
it. .( V; IV .:.')O0-J .'! -T
This took me all of : fifteen
minutes, and wlien I got up a
gain I placed the mail bag for
ward and got my ieet upon it.
As jwas doingj this I saw, the
man taking "something from his
lap beneath the buffalo, and put
it i in his breast, 'pocket.? j This I
thournt was a
a ir learn of
a barrel m the star
light, and I had time to reflect,
as I know I could not be mista
:Abputi.thisjtjne! X ; began '.to
think somewhat seriously. From
svhat, I heaxd .auid.-'SiVW: ,1 60pu
. f ...'.1.
made up my mind that the mdi
vidnal behind me notipnly-wah-ted
to rob 'me of my mail but
rob me, of ,my ,Jjfei j If, -I te-
sisted him he would shoot me,
and perhaps he meant to.tttert
form , the delicate operation at
any . rate. , .y hue, w.as'pjpude!?
ing the horses plunged into an
other sno wdiitlt, ( ( jr 4$. Xtjrc
ed to jret out and tread aown the
snow before them. aked'juy
passenger if he would not help
me, but he didn t feel very well,
and wouldn't try ;so J-worked
all alone, and was all of a quar
ter of an hour getting my team
through the -drift. -1 nv VU
mAkH it ilefgh
again I began to feel for the
mail bag with my feet. I found
it where I had left it, but when
I Widea voredjjQwiUwhd.w iay
opt I discovered that itdiad-be?
;oine tJastttin something kiiI
ied to kick it clear, but the
more 1 kickcu the more closely
it held. I reached downJ'my
hand, and after feclhi'a Jfew
moments, I fouud,lha,t; my foot
was in the. bag. Tran my nn-
rrura ; nvMr
ie y,ttic:es or me
openings ' anu; odDaanfi Vftssureci.
the stout leathcrnafLbean'icut
with ji knife,,,,,, rJ .:.I0, .j07
Here was c discyjpry .y.Jbe
ffan to wish I had-tarken a little
more i foret honght 1 betbre lea v
i n Danbury; . but aa rrkhew
making swell wishes Wits" pny
a;waste of limej I tjuiclflyAVe
if. up, and began to consider
what I had better ldo tinder ex
isting circumstances. 1 wasn't
long in f nidking lip jqy mjid
Upon a lew essential points.
First, the man, behind me was a
vil 1 ai n : secon d liliatl xu t o pen
the! mail bag and robbed, lt
sonic y aTulal)TTnSatteivrtlid mUst
have known the money letters
by their sizo'nnd shape ihird,
he meant to leave the stage otr
the first up porYiiHity;"aftd 'fourth
ly, he was prepared to shoot me
ofa cpm-se to,puri?iic,,ii,I;;kuew
that to get my hands safe! y!tip-
on the rascal "I mii,st'k,)hjni
wholly unawares; r wqhlp, I
could not do . wlnle
hind hie,' for U8;eyes,wera ujjon
me all the time so 1
to sfrategemV OnXj tiifulo'dfs-
tance ahead, wasi7 a hoase wid
7- bldfaiTOer named Loiivferi
. a nnge enow, pa,n xstretchea
tbc road through which
ii i ai cuij .i iu au,"1 1 M1. f seem to come, mougn i ,mignt
resb(xe!3 ?4cVlhi.XsJi4, P it if remind tSa handiest
miptl, Uud.prett SorAfibfeglit Hcre' 'PosfmasW 'Adkinson
tracks ' habeeii'T-clajrAiyiv'gi ctt&e is hopeless. Not one
shovels: -JjiJrJ:- j 4,000 patent nostrums f
As we; approached iAhaicOtI';tlsed in the newspapers a
saw a light in, the fron t-room, as !
I felt confident L should, for the
man generally satup until Tlhe
stage went by. 1 drove ojrt'd;
when nearly Qpposite'.tbe 'dfti'
5no Rtnnd nil aa ,T.ifii.nii(ritlv
3, -i- - -a j
places. .1 saw -the now-bafV
ahead, and " coiird distinguish
the deep cut' whTiji'avjheen
elioveled: through . it. 'ilihred,
my horses to a good s'pedtj" and,
when' near the bank-fbrccd'thenl
One of 'the rutine;ffdr. a 'jiewlpapcr,ut.iTa astou-
mounted the ridge of. the" bank,
after which the other ran unto
the cut, thua throwing the sleibf
over as quick as .though' light
ning had struck it. My passen
ger had not calculated on ; any
such movement a nd, wasn't prt
wared lor it. and I had calcuia
ted "and was-"'t)renaVe'd 1.!; 'U '
1 . aaH-t W A V n Q
He rolled out in the ' deep
snow with a heavy butralo robe
around him, while I alighted di
rectly on top of him. I punched
1 his head into the snow and sum?
out'foi" old Longee. I did not
have to call the second time: for
im; nil mcr nau uuiuu iu iiiB.uiu-
dow to see me pass, and as soon
as he Saw my sleigh overturned
he had' lighted his lantern and
hurried out.'. ; - ' 1,n !.t
' ' " W hat's - to pay ?" askedi the
old man, as heecame oiit, ":')
; - 'Lead1 the 1 horses 1 idtpWiO
track, iind theii1 comtf mire," 'I
said. - . ' Uu
As I spoke, Impartially' loos
ened my hold upon the villain s
throat, and he drew a pistol Irom
his bosom J but i law iiv'iii good
season, and got it: away Irom
him. , . ::,.! . y.:-l..
- By "this time : Longee, :; who
had tied thei horses out, came
back, ami I explained the mat
ter to him in as Jew woixls a
possible.:; 'l .. ' i.i'';t u - '
' y.We had.hauled the rascal out
into the road, and npon exami
nation we found about twenty
packages of letters which he
had stolen fromthc mail-bajr
and; stowed away iii: His pocket's.
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ue 'swore, - inreateneci' ana
prayed, but we paid no atten
tion to hisrbTafney. 'J'
-Liongee got some stout cord:
and ) when ;.we s. had securely
bound the villain, wq tumbled
him inlo the pung.-1 then asked
the old man if he would accom
pany nic to Littleton, and ho
said "ot course I will.''
bo he got Iils overcoat and
muffler, and erq long we started
I reached the end of my rout(j
nun ' in y ' iiiuii" an ' -buie, iiiutijrii
not .as shiig as .it might ihavp
been, , and my jnil-bagtf i&, little.
woj-yq . or ; f loH .tvick r hat had
beeir "played upon them. . ( Hoy-
eve'iy the mau-roboer Was se-
'.!".. .- r r ,
cure: ana wltnin a 'Wcet nc was
identified by i sortie officers from
Concord a9 an old bffeiider'and
l am.Tuther,inelined 6 the opin
oli thit he isin:th5 Sta(e( prison
at the present time. At any 'rate
ie; was there " the" 'lasftimq!
leard ol him. ,6zt:.Aui.
This is the onJy time ! ever
lnid any ; maiLirouble, and .1
hinkj under all circumstances,
I came out of it-prettyrwell.
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A Stage-Coach Incident.
If Postmaster Adfeinsonybf Vir-
the enormous size of his pedal
extremities,.) Qpngi'.ossman 0ig
gett and the P. M. were riding
m a stage-coach, wheat a tunny
uicident happened, which is thus
related' byLthb'M;C: "l ' k"
The? stage' Ti:a3 considerably
crowded. Amonsr. .the . passen-
geys were a hid and d little ghl:
The childnyasjspmally.that her
eet did not reach the ffopr.of the
coach and she presently became
verr tired and restless. Observ
ing! this, . Mi1. I)aggett told ,thq
mother wthat the child would tie
much more comfortable . if . 6he
bad iot pupolt1 for her feet,
and: at the same tifne informed
her that ffndertheseat was a va
lise5 that she could, draw out
j-wbjeh. would be just the thing.
rrh lady reached , under the seat
ana Degan tugging away,ai
what, she supposed to be a Valise.
"Oan't yoa get - it' out?" said
Daggett. ) . . - -y -
"Ko'said the lady; "it don't
"ill .1 1 T I M
aroused from a jdoze and said :
"jVhy, my dear madam, you
Jia.se got hold of my footi'1- H ?
Stcli as the factual fact. The
ady, ncfir haying seeA the post
master's "mud scows." y had no
must'l-esbftidca that what she found under
thereat coiild be anything else
than, a big leather valise.
T"77 A T
hunc moans, "I am sick of the
seasons that come atttTgd-Her
tised in the newspapers and on
the' board fences is warranted.tp
cure d person ' who is sick of the
seasons that come and go'.f-.'.The
(?hlyi ; remedy we can suggest is
to employ all the, amanacibuildT
ers to invent some new seasons
and drop the old ones. And have
tV)n made stationary, so they
"Some men must have a quar-
ter oi in joiumn io express a
well 'defined idea when writing
IfcUUig now j couuise iue can
make an advertisement that
QOsla ten cents a line
An exchancre says: ' Good
wives are wantedJJi the north-
Jtob77 Surely thisis not strange
Is there any place where they
Jam P.Qt want fid ?i.,V
I 7-, , s , W J
For the Payetteville Obseevkb.
STAND FIRM AT THE WHEEL.'
BT JKSSIE F. BSOWHE. . 7. ; ;
j Life,1 and all the troubles therein; 1 ' ' '
'? 's Bravely bear them, be resigned J
j Em like the sons of Erin, ': -: '.' '.' !
f n iP7i light-hearled, happykindl . .
.. What though grief or cre oppress theer'
. , Giv not, opto dark dispair; i
' But remember God will bless thee,
If thou 'rt worthy of his' care. ' :
' !.!'.. -i. ... i
Always active always doing, .
.. Ne'er repining o'er the pastj . . - ;
. Still a righteous course pursuing,
Kv'ry day until the last. .
llope and trust, let faith attend thee,
'Cautiously each evil shun; ' '"' ,
So that heaven shall befriend thee,' "
Till thy course of lite is done. : ' "
A X'SU V'l. .. v.-.il Ju;; . -
.anguish not in aniious sorrow,. :j ,-
"jO'er he evils of to-day; .. ... ... , .
6nl'thinkj that by to-morrow :,, . , :
They may all have passed away 1
Thoi the image of thy maker, ' ' '
" i Let naught from thy soul erase -" ' ' ' - '
Himj who-alide thee, lie will aid7 thee,' ,
-i Bow before the Throne of Grase..1; ff'-
i-r;-.v ...i ..i'J
The Horrors of Russian Crinii-
As 'to the. planner in which
ihilists ' ari'treated in : prison
itfiV folio w i hg case may serve as
I an example:' ' ,T .V,;
i , JLi. H. was arrested for.a small
press, offence in November. He
was placed in, ce(ll. so fmall
that' it was, almost impossible to
Vtandupiight in itjwhiie walk
ing was out oi me question.
Tber yindow . .was broken, and
the . stoveless duiigeon soon was
filled sylth. snow, : and , ipe. L.;
II., who" hadi;ipnly his troy-6i-sf.
audfni;tj 4Wyyhen: jmpris
onedr.vas . tett withonti any ad-
d i tjonal fjo thi ng W4 i t hout : be i ng
evifqpjyj (i)ioraent- removed
frb'ip thi; cell, for five;. months,
Theonly. ..coycring, . given . him
was a tnip qjanKet,tm;own inai
night., and taken away in thf,
mornings i x lie-tact ,tnat torture
ts appucu. ;iu iiussian jaus is so
well. knOwuTthat; the ."relatives
and f jietjsjpf prisoncrsxpntinu
ally try to, convey them poison
in order'that these unhappy vic-
tima mar ;cscaDe r the . . tern ble
The.'; mother" of II herself
suppnea iiier son wnn prussic
acid;"irrcase he should be qucs-
tioneu.7' -In the case of bolovi
eff, oneTrapp pubTTcly.boastcd
"he' would soohninEe the pris
on e rs ' s p c a k I n ' ' all "to n g ii es," a"
boast which he would undoubt
edly fiavetried to aexechtebnt
for the threats, of thQ JNihiust
CJommittee,' who W effectively
ties that Solovieff was "only
hanged.nI''oUI ''"--" :r-
a Russian exile said to me, late
ly, ;"we die gladly in pur. cause; i
the only thing wo do fear ;is jrAe:
torture. Most of iisicarryippt
sori; but this ia-nowr iftQjvell
known that dp.cUrs,arer always
in attendance Jp. adpiinister an
tidoUsjt! the JirstBign of poison
Ija vi og'ipcei jt ae n ."
Simple Lanknae in Sermons.
In addressing tle,, multitude,
simplicity of langvwgoii always
highly desirable,' thcrJjetng
tho danger of the unlearned t
tachin": very, different, .(and
sometimes Very aw kward)mean-r
insrs to tho grand and aincom
Clergymen may oe ueirayeu in
thosd. when mi uis,stuayrana. irk
the act of:'composin,g a sermon
made use pT'thQ tentf j'o
tious - man."- -Throwingdown
his pen, he wished to 6atUfy
himself, erd h&lprocecciucjj it to
whether a tri'cit porlioifof
con gregatio ii hiigh t com prehen d-
the meaning ot the said term,
and adopted the following meth
od of proof. Ringing the bell,
his footma.i appeared, and was
thus-ttf dressciMyn his masterrj
lmDiicd dv ar.osieniaiious maur
" AustetatioiH nxap,)si r ?"said
Thomas." "Why. sir 1 should
say a perfect geutleman''Very
irood.". said tho Vicar. "Send
Ellis his . coachman -jher.e'r
Ellis,' asked 'the Vicar, "what
uo you imaginuv?4vkRlt'
1 snouia say an usiemauuus
man Tneanhat we callssav
ing your presence a -joi-j
n-nod fcllowf '-rlt need. SGtrcelv
ted a less "ostentations ' word
I t a 4 t ,1 ' . T 1 - " t- ' - ' -
a iu Jqi X'
"Look, here," said one G al ves
tohtrentlcmaii't'aahothoAfiiiose DeSmiths, that have moved into
rap ncighberlCKxl, must" be one
of tlie tonicst families in Gal-
'vMbhWVTiat makes you
think bo.' "Well, about fifty
peoplo called m them one day
last week." "That must have
been on the first -of the.; month;
They get everything on credit."
A Story of a Screw.
. A singular accident happened
to a family, named Hollscher, re
siding: on Pearl street, near
Market, a few !days . ago. !j The
father died - about' a week ago,
and was buried at Lone Moun
tuin. On Saturday morning the
mother, 'visited the. cemetery to
decorate the grave with flowers.
During her absence the children
were at home under the care of
. a a . . v gr
a servant girl. A utile uoy a
year of age, in playing about
the room, cot hold of: a small
brass screw which he pushed
into his nostril. j.The girl in a
larm tried ! to get it out, and in
doing so pushed lt further in
Then she ran and called 'some
of the neighbors! in, andtheyyin
trying to get hold of ir, pushed
,it out of eight., s Xhey. contm
ued their efforts until the screw
head was. .beyond, reach.' IThe
mother was sent for, .aud after a
night of alarm, the child was ta
ken to Dr. Xjame who,- after
trying to withdraw., the' screw
with surgical instruments,, pat
the little sufferer, under the in
fluence of anesthetics, and cut
open the nose To prospect for
t ho, screw. ; lie. r succeeded in
disfiguring the childi probably
for life, but failed: the pbject
oLhis search and the. child was
taken. home to. die, ,undeii tho
bejjef that the; screw was.work-i
mg up into the.vbrain.t ilt lin-
crored ajoug. lor. three" days,: suf
fering apparently ., only. from the
cntting ofjts ace and nosc,ar.d
on Tuesday morning: passed: the
6creWry)thout distress, and tlxcjn
it! occurred to those? interested
that the screw, iustead:ofoing
' ' 1 ' 1 1- I...
up into me. oi?ii iwigijr
folio wei; the -air, passage -rftom
th nose to! the . roof iOfMhe
moatb. and had there been swal
owed; pastor oil efftctpd - what
the scalpel of the surgeon failed
inrandT the child U now recov-
eHner., San Francisco Chrpii-
A HeWtTpwn, pa, tHe. Cumber
Four On'cab' capitalist pui-;
chised a'- fe tf months ago, ,UUU
acres or' neavny iimucrcu lauuy
in Qheatham and .5.500 acreW In
liriiistoii1 counties;' Ivinir 'alonr
or Jin "close proximity to ".the
Cumberland' river," for which
theiy aid $100,000 ' cash. ' !Mr.
tKeith one-of the purchasers, is
- ' . . I I' -il. 1 A L.
connectcu wnn one u mu i in
gest lumber rfifmii lihc-Cliicago.
alljj -noted for their fin6ltimber4
The- company! liavou.bcen . ship-
)ing .their itimber to , t-hicago
'or several .ntonths. r past ! aiit! it
grades .with the best ent to- that
market. ,) A::town;eauea jxeiin-
hcior of the-mcmbeirof
thejeompany above named, has
been- started: oil i the ; Cumber
land,: Jour iniles.'.below and bp-j
posite Ashland City.1 Saw-mills,
spoke factories aild other si mi:
lar jndustries' arc to be erected
and: operatcd4iere..rOnc ihun
dre(jltnen: are already employed
in getting; out and: sawing tirri
berj - The' cleared lands will, be
sold for farming purposes, : and
it is .believed tliat many settlers
Will be attracted from theNortb
"Thef company: have asked for
will' doubtless get UlniKi 1
. V-We;itf ever Advertise
tn a t ecenV iMshe iritlie Iew
.Ybrk! Sriio'pinsr List we find the
followihrt-. mJrcIatioiU to he
Uicruimnie wuu nc-i-uuisi
"Thiere i&a class i of ;busiiie
menL-br rather' men' in'busirfesR
tor mere is a aisirneiion -wun-a
refuse to advertise in tt'p'apeft
Whpn such people1 are 'ap proach;
ed tpr an adyertiseraeiu, wuicu
may return its cost ten or a ban-;
dred fold.ther! have: d !stcreo-f
, our . business as large e-;
"i - -a
nouffKand wa 'don t'.baro about
extending iu'f faflj&j lJie:5'e
very same, men.', wheneyer.; their
interests are . threatened, or at
tackpdby injurious legislation,
re jforemost. .in s.olictin . tlie
aid Of the press, ;in': improring
113 iiiiiii:uuv;,u hvuuho
obnqxidus measures, Jt never,
poss bly;occur - to - them that
the iriflaence! '.'which can"; avert
or change.Iegi8laboii,i3 not less
DOwerful;in dircCting the car-
reita of the txade.to.lhose ioUs-
es most deserting of it' by tlieir
and jiberality."; T. T 7
Apnrflinc to the natioml
debt of the world 'this' old ter
'.restr al-ballis wbrtli about nine-
ty cents on tne aonar-uy ijuuihj
&UUUUU. , ,.... , ' i -
"T am aatiafied with my lot,"
said a rfcal esUtc owner, who held
i r . - . . . . 1 . . x 1.
v ITot On Good Terms.
"Did you know that the
oimpKin9es and I weren t on
good' terms?" said Colonel So
lon, as ha dropped into the edi
torial chair of the Oil City Der
ricX, like a bag of bran out of a
, "No;' what's the trouble?"
-uumpu i Know zactiy. ler
see, the other night me'n my
wite war invited out to a party
at Decken Todd's an' we went,
coz, I knew that the Deckin
didn't scrimp on eatables a bit,
an' allers had suthing in a jug
down cellar. "Well, when we
got there the house was mighty
nigh filled an' every one was
talking kind q' loose like, an a
complimenting each other in va
rious ways.'-. Everything slid a
long as smoothly, as a chunk of
byter.'pn a hot knife 'till, long
arter.supper time, Mr, Simpkin,
sez he to my wife,' eez he, 'Mrs.
Solon, yer looka 'bout as nigh
as young as yer did ten years
ago J, an' my wife, sez she, Yer
a flatterin me, Mr. Simpkin,'
cozV my wife she. knows what to
sayj "she does.( .'An I , warn't
goin , to be outdone, in perlite
nessi'an' I 'seed' Mrs. Simpkins
t'other side pf tho room, and so
I 6ings out,' 'HI, Mrs. Simpkin,
land o Cioshen, but that air wig
saw yer bnyin' - t'other day
makes' yer look as perl as a six-
teen-year-ld gal when'y er git
yer false tetli, yye' won't know
JCi 11UUI . JCl Udl ICIt X1.U ..men
I smiled pleasaptly like,, but,
sakes' alive I that air room was
juit as still as a hay-mo w . for a-
Simpkin looked like she waiited
to kick .somebody, an', my wife,
sez'she.'Sblomoh, Solomon, jest
as if I'd sot down on the baby
or broke"a ,' loOkm-glass. . The
people !didii't feeein to breathe
easy for'a long time', an biimby
we ke'mVawhy; 'air my wife sez
Bhe 'Solomon,' Solon, somemen
dtb h?V tool's, Aiv4 sez IV.'Sally,
that's ho;' hiit I 'do not know for
he "life o ,'riicr who 6he
thinking britn unless 'twas
nat'ralfobl of Todd'd."
i j-. ii . ! i i ' t 'i -
Exodus of Chinese.
Slp.ve.n. hundred Chinese dc-
parted,f6r,0ii'na from San Fran
cisco the other day,. The .Chron-
tele savs: The . maior Dortion of
the seven hundred.odd have been
empjpyed,.'in, tti .interior of the
State ; ml TarmTng pursuits, get
ting ! in "the 'hary est and, , usual
outdoor work,' A number have
also peeu( engagea; .on, tue 001
U'mbia ' and in the. isalmon-pack-iii
establishments in the !North.
The"' season being . closed both
or nsuuig anu urvesiiiig tncy
iiayiiisri ' failed ') to obtain other
employment," , and , having , been
absent froiAtheir. homes for
sVme years-concluded f 'to.-embark'
")vi$ '.thoplj. say ings, jn the
out-goiug.sfeamer. . TWainount
oi- jmpney., in ,,0011 ana, araits
prtobablyamdlnts .m each indi
vidual wise1 toabout ?l,50to?20p
pcr inaij 5bme of the passen
ger are intrusted by residents
here with' Bums for .distnbutioq
among .tneir relatives m !L-nina.
The me.rof fact of .their, being of
tbo samp, plan and village '.as the
remitter i entitles them t : confi
dence.) One individual .who jias
been, employed in a: photograph
ic, ga-Jkry jn tthiajcitytbr.fi've
years past, takes.iialess .a sum
than 8,000, partly h-? w mon
ey ; 'and partly; j for? his; friends,
who depntojiim to pay - various
h&ums upon , his. arrral.-;.) A few. ,
pjt.the old and dccrepiwienizens
:of Chinatown have - been packed
off to die, ; in thft Ifiowery 0 JLau.1,
their passage being paid by i their
rcsiJcctive guilcls-,'' aided by vol-,
untary' --6bntributions." ' " Few
killed' ' workmen ! left 1 by1 Hhc
steamer; o Jo mahtifactories ex
ist in their own cdqntry- where
by their skill' could ba utilized.
The 'demand for - unskilled. . Chi
nese' -labor for railroad) and .'re
claiming work is still unabated.
- ' : r . : -T-. ..) : : )
1 There ha3 bcen -lately turned
bnt!at Milan aliew kind of bread
madewlth blood from raW flesh.
It i said to. jjo a preventive of
scurvy, ami to, dc awayr among
i nr.. , ..-iv .. f . e 1
peasants, wnn an ues-iiu iu
coholic drink?.' ; The.' difficulty
of blood coagulation being over
come; "the I! oodj hread , .wiU
lasuior 'ears.. x c-mjr
ot-'iis'r ingredients consist in
blood; and it U more , nutritious
than the ordinary loaves of f one
dent 'each. , "
'A- &uth .Carolina Baptist
church contains in its old records
the meiition of a woman being
Yflndod from the church for
"doin'tdo much talking the
neighborhood." Aa no such case
is, recorded of late, years, it is
Iwovneu is extinct.
ry- 1 T1! rum lrJ?rlw' '
Anecdote of John B. Gough.
J no. B. Gocgh, who had faced
over eight thousand audiences,
acknowledges that on one occa
sion, and one only, he encoun
tered an embarrassment he could
not overcome. It was his own
fault, he 6ays, and proved a
sharp lesson he never forgot. In
his own words :
I .was engaged to address a
large number of children in tho
afternoon, tho meeting to be held
on the lawTn of the Baptist church
iu Providence, R. I. Jn the fore
noon a friend met me and said:
"I have some first-rate cicrars.
will you have a few?"
"is o, I thank you.
"Do take half a dozen."
"I have nowhere to put them."
"You can put half a dozen in
I wore a cap m those days,
I put tho cigars into it, and at
the appointed time I went to the
meeting. I ascended the plat-
brm and faced an audience of
more than two thousand chil
dren. As it was out-of-doors I
kept my hat on for fear of ta
king cold, and I forgot all about ,
he cigars. Toward tho close
of my speech I became more in
earnest, and, after warning tho
boys against bad company, bad
habits and tho saloons, I aaid:
"JN ow, boys, let us giye three
rousing cheers for temperance
and lor cold water, xipw, then.
hree cheers. Hurrah 1"
And, taking off my cap. I
waved it most vigorously, when
away went tho cigars njrht into
tho midst of the audience. The
remaining cheers were very faint,
and were nearly drowned in the
ghter ot the crowd. I was
mortified and . ashamed, : and
should have been relieved could
have sunk through the plat
form out of sight My feelings
were still more aggravated by a
boy coming up to the steps of
the platform with one. of those '
dreadful cigars, saying, "Here's
one of your cigars, Mr. Gough."'
Though I never afterward put
cigars in my cap or hat going to
a meeting, I am ashamed to say
it was some time after that be- "
fore I gave up cigars altogether. .
Sips of Fun.
A western plumber takes half
a column of his local newspaper
to advertiso "Cast Iron Sinks."
But great Scottl who over said
it didn't? , -':
A' fellow over in Columbus .
who asked to be pointed to a dye
shop, doubtless- having: soma
imer clothing on Land, wa3
dirccted to the hospital. k
We like the sheriff,and alwaya
have had a kindly feeling for
him, but we don't want the sher
iff or any other minion of the
law to have an attachment for us.
Young man know thyself. A
$12 silk hat looks well on eome
persons, but we can't Bay it be
comes a fellow whose 6alary ia
too weak to stand up to $1 a day.
'A Western writer thinks that
if the proper way to spell tho is
"though," ate is "eight," and
hoes is "beaux," the proper way
to 6pell potatoes is poughteight
eaur. . Oh, d earl" exclaimed Penni
man, "I wish I could excel in
something! I do believe if X
should kill a man, it wouldn't be
anything but murder in the sec
"You wouldn't take a man'
last cent for a cigar,wouId you?" -"Certainly
I would," remarked
the proprietor. "Well, here it is
then," passing over a cent,"givo
It is a mean thing for a hand
some man to go to a town and
give every indication of being in
. . ..i t ii .1 . . 1. .
tne martei umn nau ine gins
are wild about him, and then
send for his wife.
"My boy," said a conscien
tious teacher, "do you know the
reason why a am going 10 wnip
you?" "Yes," replied the hope
ful; "I suppose it s because you '
are bigger than 1 am."
'. A telephone operator near
Haverhill, when asked to say
crace' at a dinner tho other day,
P .... . .!
horrihed the party oy oowingnis
head and, shouting, "Hello I hel
lo! Force of habit. . .
"Qotho me in dreams," says '
Miss Fannie Driscoll in a recent
poem. If you mean the kind of
dreams a person nas alter earing
mincepie and omelette, you'd be
frightfully dressed, anme.
"Why, Fraiikie," exclaimed a
mother at tho boa'rdinfr-house,'
"T-nfivcr knew vou to ask for a
8ccohd? piece of pie at home.
"I knew twant no use," aid
Frank, as he proceeded with his
' -."Introduce me to your inten
ded," says his friend. "fche7s
not my intended ; she's my wife."
"Pshaw I you were hugging and
kissing her almost in public."
"Yes, but "wo have K-en mar
ried only a . month, and I had
forgotten that she was ray wife."
. "I don't like Jones," said
Snodgrass. "No," he added,
after a pause, "I don't like him.
Tho fact is, Jones 6pcaks so
much of himself, tells so much,
you know,; that ho doesn't leavo
any-room for the imagination."
Does anv reader know Jones?