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Her stock of Millinery Giodsia entirely ne and
eost rlee ever) thing to he found in a mil inery
eenhlielinient. i'rlces urn reasonable.
tgTDresses Cut aud Mule to Order.
Tonr pntronaee i solicited. Ill 1 m .
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Iff 'J'HB CITY.
GOODS SOLD VERY CLUSi1
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Commercial A vnne f uu"'
I AM. I. SMITH.
KflBRBT A. M1TH.
Grand Central Store.
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The line pauenger and freight steamer
T. N. KIMBKOUOK, Master.
Tuesdays, Mondays and Thursdays.
Impurity of the
i;iiil, Fever and
uud all Disease
caused liy De
rangement of Liver, Uowt-la and Kidneys.
SYMPTOMS OF A DISEASED LITER.
Bad 4reath; Tain in th e'e, sonvtirnes the
Bain is Mt under the Sh'-uliler-hladc, mistaken for
Kheumati.in ; general lui uf appetite; Bow.la
generally cojtivc, inet mi alternating with lax;
the head ii tro ibleil wilh pjin, is duil a. id heavy,
with cons'drralne lss i,( nirmrjry, acenmpanifa
with (painful cnvati.n of iravin undone xiiiictliing
which uutjhi to havr. ken t.:w; a jLght, dry cough
and flushed face is u:netimi an aucndant, often
Inistalien for consumption, the pli-nt lomplaina
of we,iriness and dcbili:y : nervous, easily startled;
leet cold or harrunj;, sninrtiiiifs a prickly sensation
of the skm ekisis, spir.1. re low ind c!eSondent,
and, although sjti .fo -1 t;rn nrrcise would be bene
ficial, yet one can hardly summon up foriitude to
try it in fact, distrusts c. eiy remedy. Several
ofthe above symptom -, aurod t'ie riisa.e, hut osca
have occurred whtn but f' w uf tbe:n ex ud, yet
examination after death has shown the Liver to
nave been extensively diranged.
It ahould be imul )y all per.ons, old aad
young, sshenever any uf the alios e
Peraon Tras-ellne or Living In I'll,
healthy I.m allllcx, by tklnij a dose oc a."n.
ally to keep the Liver in health) action, will avoid
all Malaria, llllliin attackn, iMxziness, Nau
lea, Drowsiness, Depression cf ftr.ints, etc. It
will invigorate like a glass of wine, but la no ln
If Toil have eaten nnvthinj; hard ol
dlletion, or feel heavy after meaJs, or Bleep
leaa at night, uke a dose and you will be relieved
Time and Doctorit' Itilla sslll 1 aaved
by always keeping tho Krpulator
in the ll-.iih.-!
For, wliatever the ailment rnjy b, a thorouglily
aafe purgative, alterattvrt and tonln can
never be out of place. The remedy is harmleaa
and dura not interfere with liuliie or
IT IS ITBFLT VEGETABLE.
And has all the vwer and etTioaiy of Calomel or
Quinine, without any of the injur.o'u after en'e.ts.
A finvernnr'a Testimony.
Simmons Liver k-g ilat. r his 'n in use in my
family for some time, and I arn satisfied it is a
Taluabie addition to Hit; ihetliial science.
J Gill biiovr v, Govern ir of A'a.
Hon. Aleiander II. Strpliena, of Cia.,
aays: Have derive i ..-me . r..-;i: ironi the use of
Simmons Liver keguLiur, ai wish to give it a
"The only Thin that nrver fall to
Relieve." I have used manv remedies for Dys-
repsia, Li ver AtTecti(jn and I-ieijiiity, but never
ave found anthing to benefit n.e to the extent
Simmons L'ver Regulator has. I sent from Min
nesota to Genrg'j f r it, and ..i,M send further f t
uch a medicine, and would advie ail who are sim
ilarly affected to g:ve it a trial as it seems the only
thing that ne' er fa.'s to relieve
Y M Jasnft, Mmneap-.l'is, Minn.
Dr. T. YT. Mason says: From actual ex
perience in ti e n-e of j-imrn: I iver R-guUtor in
tny practice I hive len at.il am .atistisd to use
and prejeribe It as a purgative medicine.
fTake only the Genuine, which always
has on the Wrapper the red Z Trade-Mark
and Rlffnatureof J. H. ZLILIN CO.
FOR SAI.F. liV ALL DRLV;oiST
(JAIRO OPERA HOUSE.
FRIDAY, November 23.
The "tronsent Amrran pi nv ev t pre utcd, ud
most complete or,;an:aHtiou trave.litg.
Two Hours and a Ha f leKrs and
Lansjhtcr! Laulit'r and Tears!
Iatroduci' g tho Favjrlfs Ar"-t. Mif
the I'iitntr'a Wife.
TheTalentid Yuuuz Actor, Mr.
as "Col. Albert Graham,"
SurijiortPil by a Ct.niiaiiy of Uuprfce
dent' d Exeollt'iiee. Suiicrb Toilets,
Mage AiTcssiirics, &c , Ac.
hale of !nt -will b-c'n Wetlnetdar niornlnir,
Nov. 21 at Under'' Josvelr.s atorc. heferved eti :
Parquette c ri le and ptrquett", 1 00; drcM c role,
7Scent. ttene-a1 BdinUaion' IVrrinrtte and ps r
qaott Circle, 75c ; dree circle. fOc. ; it-.'li rv. 5v.
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LIGHTS 0' LONDON
Under the Ati-ptceeof .'h ok Collhr, Prop'.
Union Square The! re, New York.
In Oeoriro R, Iras' Powerful SpeotHCular -Melodrama',
tbel'iilon qllan Tbi atre'e
Oreateit Stuce-e, The
Lights O r.ondon
Precnted wiihal (ha micnlflfimt a enery, t'P
ertlos and mechinical effect tl-ed at tht
theatre, painted ny the vsor d-ienovvued
Hithard Mar-ton; mechinical
effecte bv O. B. Winnie.
Act I. Park and cronnda of Armytnge Hall,
with a view ofthe Hull and Lodge.
Art II. Ititeriorof Armytaire Arm".
Act III The road from t httharn to London In
the Snow and M 'onlicht.
Act IV. Scene 1. "Exterior of London Police
Ballon Scenes. Jarvia' Lodglnns, No. 8 Roston
Act V. scene 1 "Thu Hawthorne.'' St. Johu'i
Woed. hcen. Exterlnrof the Marvlthouo Work
houae. Sreno 3. Tbn tfitp, Hezctit's Park, by
Act VI Scene 1. "the Bornneh" on Sattndsy
night. Scene 2. Meohunlcal rhaiiRis, howlnij
Interior of Jarvia' LodBlnga. HciuoS. Ititeriorof
Ponton Stroct Pollco Station.
Wantcl! 100 Suppmumerarips.
Enquire for Stage Mauagorat Optra Honac TUart
day Nov. ith at i . m.
Prlcea of AdmlBilo : Itvervu1 Se it, Psrqiielte
and ParquUt) circle. $1 .Ho; Dreat Circle, 75.
General Admlstion; Parqnette and Parqitottn
Circle. 7a: Drcua Circ'e, SO, Gallery, 25. bulo of
(eat begin Monday morning
CHAS. MELVILLE, Agent.
C. T. ATWOOD, Manaer.
?L0t GRAIN AND HA
Egyptian Flouring Mil Is
Blffheit Cwh Price f aid for Wl eat,
TUSSLE IN THE DARK.
Wl dt Caused a Country Parson to
Shut up Ilia Hymn Book
While Col. Glint was in the city bo wvt flu
tuet of tho Iiuv. Mr. Mulkittlo-tlmt is, a
part uf the time. In tho Mulkittle house
!viit suveml nishts v-ry qiiiutly, but ufter
the fourth nifjht he engagaU board at a cheap
"At evou rou.lv to go up to your room f
a'ko I Mr. Mulkittle.
"Yes," tho conolel roplioil. "I recktn I cr
iJotp, hut I don't know. Lying around towr
duti't ante u itb me. I am Usod to work,
uti'l if J had a couple of trot-s to chop down I
think I couM regain some of my lytt physi
"Don't you cnll proarhiug workf" asltwl
"WcU, it is work aftpr a fashion, but It
don t loosi.-n up tho joinU like splitting raiU.
Did you ever split rail-,)"
"No, and I hor I novor shall."
"1 hopo you ilo not consider yourself abort
"It's uot that, Brother Glint. I don't con
aider tnysolfalxjvo milking a cow, but I do
not rate to engage in tho exercise."
"Why did you singlo out a cowf
"Just hnppou! to think of a cow, that'
"Didu't somebody tvll you that I milk the
cows at homes''
"I have never heard of anything of the
'"Theu you are certain you meaut no disre
fipwt to mo when yon referred to the fowf"
"Why, my d'.ar nir, such an idea is pre-
'vN'ot so preposterous as you may suppose,
sir. I know town people have a disposition
to make fun of people who live in the coun
try, und I want you to understand that if I
am a country preacher I ain't a slouch. I
cau pri-aeh all around any man in this
"I think you are over-sensitive, Brother
Glint, and are disposed to be quarrelsome.
This should be an occrtiion of great brotherly
love, and understand me when I say that I
shall uot be instrumental in making it other
wise. Your bed is ready, and there is a lamp
in your room. Good night.'1
Col. Glint, without replying, sought his
room. He lay on the bed and tossed awhile,
and then remorse began to seize him. '
would go down and ak his pardon," he
mused, "but he's gone to bed. Hello, what'i
that!" and he listened. "Somebody outside
quarreling with Mulkittle. m go down aud
waul tie wretch."
Just as Mr. Mulkittle had stretched him
self ou the bed, his wife, in a great fright, ex
claimed: "There's somebody trying to get in at the
Mr. Mulkittle went to thti door and do-niand-d,
"Me," replied a voice.
"I don't know who you are," replied the
voice of a drunken man. "Must have been
out mighty late with the boys if you hafter
ak ev. ry feller tliat wanes along who you
nre. Who do you reckin you are. anyway T
and he Anaghcl and slapped himself.
"If you don't go away from there I'll come
out there aud hurt you."
"You're the man I want to do bushiest
"I am, eh.'" and Mr. Mulkittle threw open
the door. The fellow rait assay, Mr. Mul
kittle following him to tho yard gate. Just
aa the preacher re-entered the door, ho was
confronted by the colonel. The colonel mis
took Mulkittle for a burglar, and it flashed
across Mulkittle's mind that tho drunken
dodsre hail been a device to get him away
from the door so that a robber could enter.
The two men did not speak, but grappled witb
oach other. Mulkittle is not slow in a "tus
sle," and the colonel, a fact proudly recorded
by historians, is at home in a hand to hand
encounter. There w as just light enough in
the hall for the men to see each other,
but not euough to admit of recognition.
Selecting his opportunity with the circum
spection of a physical scientist, Mr. Mulkittle
planted a stunning blow betweentheeyesof hia
adversary, but ere he could fodow up the ad
vantage thus gained, the colonel, violating the
international treaty, struck Mulkittle below
the llt, shutting him up like a knife. The
colonel sprang forward to avail himself of
the point gained, but Mulktttle straightened
up with the colonel on the back of his neck.
Then followed a series of scrambling with a
view to proper adjustment. Just at this time
Mrs. Mulkittle rushed into the hall with the
handle of a duster. 8he leveled" a blow, she
did not know at whom, but it struck the
colonel across the ankle bona.
"Hold on!" he yelled, "I pass. I cau stand
a good deal, but when I get a crack across
that bone I'm done."
"Great heavens!" exclaimed Mr. Mulkittle,
"is it you?"
"Oh, no," replied the colonel in agony,
"it's tiot me. It's the feller that keeps the
"Bring alight. This is very unfortunate,
"Yes," the colonel replied "its d d unfor
tunate. I don't use such expressions, as a
rule; that is, I don't swoar by note, but
when a man deliberately sets a trap for me,
after speaking contemptuously of my milking
cows, and then gets his wife to hop out and
whack me with a pole, then I shut up the
hymn book and swear."
"You are entirely wrong, my dear broth
"Don't brother me. I'll take you out here
and break you against a tree. Lenmie get
tho balance of my clothes and I'll leave you."
When he came down stairs again, Mrs.
Mulkittle, seeing that her husband ha J failed,
attempted to effect a compromise, but he
waved hor olT. "No, madam, your husband
may be a good man, and may walk besule
all the still waters ho cm tlnd, and loll in all
the green pastures in the neighborhood, hut
whrn a man instructs his wife to whack my
ankle bone, I'm done. Good night," and he
sought the cheap lodging-house.
Catting a Hiiaft Inder liifflt'iiItU-.
The work of cutting a perpendicular shaft
from the 2,!NX) level of the Mexican mine iu
Nevada to 3,700 level is very difficult and
dangerous. The rock is bitterly hard and it
dos not blast well. With all this a perfect
torrent of hot water is constantly pouring
down upon the men. It is dilllcult to con
ceive how they can work at all in such a
place. They must ffo principally by the
tense of touch-mnst feeltholr way like blind
men. Not only Is it Impossible for the miners
to look up, but such is the force of the pour
ing cascades of water that they cannot climb
the ladders without danger of being beaten
off, and it has been found necessary to rig a
hoisting apparatus by which to hoist the men
up to tholr work. ,
Over the door of a cabin In Montana, on
the Una of the Northern FnclHo road, is writ,
ten with charcoal these words: "Only nine
miles to wtar and twenty miles from wood.
No grub In the bouse, God bless oni
I'IIL'lMi ( I UlDvilT. r.iirrurnnii
tiUKNlNU. NOVRMBEtt 20.
He was either a natural-born thief, or the
bonestet-t man living. He would steal, and
he once served a term in state prison. When
lie came out, his queer old face was as inno
cent as a baby's, and ho had not tho least
idna what he had lieen "jiiKirod" for.
"Why, John," said a neighbor, "you did
takithe hog, didn't yottf
"Ya-as, 1 took it, but the widderand Iter
children was hungry. I was hungry my.
self, or 'lower! I Would besoon."
"But it wasn't yourv"
"Don't know 'bout that. 'The cattle on a
thousand hills is mine,' said the Lord, an I'm
one of tho lA.rd'i, childivn."
This w as his constant excuse. I'rojiorty
right, and the bolstering up of prr,n-rty
rights by law was all a net-work of subter
fuge covering up humanity's rights. Not
that he argued it this way; he hardly had
sea enough to argue at all He was a child
of nature and lived as close to nature as the
herlsof the field.
He wrrfked when he could get work, nnd
when he could not, he boarded at the "wid
Jer's." "Tho 'svidder' was a powerful weakly
woman." The only thing about her that
seemed up to average was her appetite. P.ut
John asserted that somehow her "wittles
didn't do her no good." Neither did medicine
jeem to h lp her, Khe tried everything that
ever was advertised if she could raiiw money
to buy it. or if John could steal it for her,
and yt t she was weakly.
The neighlwrs all knew John would steal,
but it did no good to accuse him of it. The
accusation always had the effect of shaming
the oue w ho made it, instead of John. No
one could call him a thief and see the honest
surprise and injured innocence of his homely
face ami not fee! relinked.
"Damn you," said a neighbor, blustering
becau! ho felt self accued in accusing this
bumble, patient and yet manly creatine,
"Damn you, didn't you take a side of meat
out of my smoke-bouse night afore last;"
"Yeas, zur." John drawled.
"What did you do it forf
"The widder was out o' grub."
"Why didn't you come and ask me for meat
like a Christian,"
"A Christian, zurf
"Yes, a Christian."
"Aint ye a kind o' tangled iu your ideesl
Christians hed all things in common, widder's
hed as much as any."
"But didn't you know that meat was
"Ain't you the Lord's!"
"I hor so."
"And don't he intend for us all to hev
"Yes; when we earn it."
"I work when I can get work, and the wid
der, she's one of the Lord's helpless ones. Do
you 'low he'll throw off on his helpless and
"But still you should have asked me for
"See here, mister, you mought a let me had
it, and then agin you moughtn't I knowed
the Lord hed it fur me, and I kuowed ho
hedti't 'pinted wntchricn tolcep it from uie.
So I just nat'rally took n. "
Tho man looked Into the depths of old
John's clear blue eyes, way down to where a
baby soul faced him in angelic innocence, and
he turned upon himself in dumb wrath, hum
bled and worsted by the encouuter, and
walked away pondering.
A few days afterwards John went to hint
to borrow his gun. "He must kill some
;ame," he said, "or they would be
out of meat; a side of bacon didn't
'An that, family long." The man
lent him tho gun and a horso to ride, and
aw uo more of him until the next evening.
What luck did you have!" the neighbor
-Middien," said John, "nothin' to brag on,
Lut I got a bit o'meat such as it was."
The n"ighl or wondered a little why John
had not brought him a piece, (knowing that
he was as generous with his own things as
with other people's,) but supposed he had only
killed a fawn and that there was not enough
of it to divide. But the fact was, John had
got tired of Wring the continual anxiety
about meat aud had determined to give his
mind a rest for a few weeks; so he had killed
a 3-year-old beef lielonging to the man of
whom he borrowed the gun and salted it
It is strange that the sly manner in which
he took the property of others should fail to
put the seal of condemnation on his acts in
his own and his neighbor's eyes; but it did
not appear to do so. He wanted it; ho knew
he would be oppose, 1 if he took it openly;
moreover, it seemed beggarly to ask. There
fore he chose between existing evils and stole
During the last harvest the poor old crea
ture ever saw he worked like a sailor and
earned the best wages going. But the "wid
der aud young ones" were out of clothes; aud
never a drop of patent medicine bad there
been in the house for months. So the money
melted down fast; but the children were well
provided for and the "mantel-tree shelf" was
crowded with a choice assortment of bottles
and boxes Ayer's Sarsaparilla, Tutt's Pills,
Samaritan Nervine, Vinegar Bitters, Lind
iey's Blood Searcher, Catarrh Remedy and
Cough Pustiles. Even Rough on Rats was
there, although invisible; poor old John be
ing the kind of rat the whole business was
rough on. But John had no idea that this
family imposed ou him, or that they were
tinder any obligations to him. And the family
were equally ignorant of the situation. The
widow bemoaned to her neighbors the natu
ral generosity that rendered it impossible for
her to refuse house room to the "shf'less crit
ter;" and the elder children were insolent to
him and guyed him unmercifully. All but
Sary June was only 3 years old and a
cripple, She was the least mito of a child
ever seen for her age, and had never borne
her weight on her dear little pule feet iu all
her life, Hnry Jane could not have been as
smart s tho others; at all events she had no
more sense thau to love old John. She would
sit close to his head and keep the flies off
of him as he took his noonday nup, and
would even shako her liny fist at her big,
rough brothers when they tormented him in
John carried the little one on his shoulder
over the neighborhood, and was delighted
when the kind hearted women gave her half
worn garments and superannuated toys.
The "widder" used to toll John how Sary
Jane "mourned" fur him when he was gone;
and John would listen with such glowing
yes it seemed as if his whole soul was ab
sorbed in the narration.
"Yes," the widow would drawl out, "she
won't go to lied without you; sbe just humps
along to the door, and thar sbe sits as still as
a mouse, bent for'ard, aud a listnin' witb all
her yearn. It's no use to tell her you won't
come; sbe just jerks her shoulders, impatiout
like, as if axiu' us to keep still, and thar sbe
sits till she falls asleep."
As I said before, the harvest was past and
the money was spout; and Bary Jane bad got
the wish of her heart She had a pair of
shoes and two tiny red stockings, It did not
appear to be her Intention to wear them,
though the put them on and off many times
each day, and rarely suffered thtin out of be
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eanttH or lap, even wttTla eatftig or sfeeBmgT
It was part of John's business to feed this
fi nil, sickly creature. It teemed to him that
uhe never wished to eat, and only did so to
plc.-w him. He cut her food into small bits
stud enticed her to take it by pretending to
cry. Her hold on existence was Uke that of
-mo air plant; every principle of We con
tami in the coarser elements was so much
lie it Ii to her.
"I in mightily afearM of losin' bit," John
oli. -it .aid to the widow. But be did not lose
li r, as we shall see.
On night Rary Jane sat in the open doot
an ! watched for him. It was dark in tlx
ciibin, and a dismal wind soughed mourn
fully through the forest trees that grew up to
the very eaves. Had she been older hlte
might have been frightened or lonely; but
she wa neither. She was simply intont on
seeing her dear friend, It was gettiug very
late. Sftry Jane would relax her interest r I
lose herself momentarily in sleep; tnet. !
would rescue her faculties to look out mof
earnestly for a few momonts longer. Pres
ently she heard a rustling among the grns,
and leuning forward cried eagerly, "Don
"Yes, honey," answered a faint voice.
Then there was the silence of expectation ;
an expectation not realized; for the baby
voice s;oke again out of the deep bush of
listening "Uonf Don!"
Ami still no answer. Sobs began to
tear their way from the long
waiting lby bosom, which swelled into a
touching cry, mingled with "Mammy!
The mother woke up and tried to take the
child from the door, which only increased
her screams. Then, somehow or other, she
knew that John was out there and could not
come in. She lit a caudle, aroused the larger
boy, ii n l went out to where the poor fellow
was lying in a pool of bis own blood, riddled
They got him in the house and on the bed.
They checked the flow of blood from bis
many wounds. He still breathed though be
was partly unconscious. In the morning a
doctor come, said there was no hope and
went nwiiy. Aliout noon John opened his
eyes and looked around. Tbe widow placed
fcary Jane close up where be could see her.
Ho put his arm around her with difficulty;
then he looked from face to face; many
neighbors were there. He tried to speak; it
was evident he bad something to say to
Defon Wilson ; but not until the heat of tho
day had passed and the cool twilight had
come could he muster strength.
"What's your 'pinion on the situation,
deacon" he asked.
The deacon said ho hoped he would get
"No;" said John, "this lays me out. But
from your stan'point, now, what do yon
'spose my chances over there is worth! I'm
not skeerod, but I'd like your idees."
"What is it about the the stealiu'.
"Stealin'f said John; "I wa'nt a stealin'.
Why, look at this famerly ; not a bito' moat in
the house. I was 'bleeged to hev it I'd a
heap ruiher be where I am than in the tracks
of the man that shot nie heap ruther.
Think I'd kill a feller critter for takin' the
Lord's substance to feed such helpless things
as this!" He pressed the baby closer to
him. "Why, I'd be meaner than the devil
not to do it. S'pose I don't know I take my
life in my hands when I start out after night
to get grubi 'Course I know the resk. But
what do you reckon the Lord ud say to me
if I neglected my duty by 'em. 'Feed my
lambs;' them's His words; 'Feed my lambs.'
That's all right, deacon; my ways the Lord
won't go agin'; but it hurts me now to think
; I never was a prayin' man, I don't know
' nothin' about savin' grace and it 'sears like
I mought a-Ioved the dear Redeemer better
than I did. I can't believe as any on us is goin'
: to be everlastin'ly lost I believe even tbem
pore creturea that hoards up meat in houses
and has more flour and pertatus than they
' ran eat, and more clothes than they cau war,
and more money thau they can spend will
hev another chance after this life and will
event'ally repent and get forgiveness. But I
tell you. deacon, I wanttogotoheavendirect
1 want to see the Lord. I want Him to
'pint nrm. , .!.. in my place to take keerof
these h, i ! -. , n, s. I could'tdie if I knowed
this little child would be left in want."
"You lack savin' grace, John," said the
deacon. "You must pray for forgiveness;
the Lord can pardon tbe vilest sinner that
1 ever lived, through the power of prayer."
"But, deacon, I ain't no sins to forgive. I
ain't nfear'd to face the Lord; why, bless His
lovin' soul, He was a man of sorrers, just
like ine, and he's not goin' to shot His heart
agin nie. I don't need to humble mytelf be
fore Him. Him and me's had a mighty close '
! understandin' for yers and yers. 'Visit the
widders in their alfliution,' says He, 'and take
i keer of the orphans.' 'Feed my Iambs,' sez He,
j and I done it."
"Works without faith," says the deacon,
! "are barren. Saving grace conies of prayer
j "I ain't npver prayed none," said John, and
it's too late now."
1 Ho turned his face away and fell asleep.
The watchers thought he would die about
midnight, but he slept quietly and painlessly,
aud in the morning took some refreshment.
He lingered three days, occasionally opening
his eyes and speaking to Sary Jane, who sat
perched close up to him the greater part of
the time. She had ber shoes and red stock
ings there with her. Almost the last word
lie spoke was to call attention to her. "She's
mighty pale and peeked lookin' " he said
; "Bring me some grub and led uie feed her."
I They brought him some chicken cut in
! small hits, "Take a bite, honey," be said.
Sift shook her head.
"Juhn'll cry ef you don't." He put bis
poor, bloodless hand over bis eyes.
She looked at him with a show of anxiety
and opened her mouth like a bird. But Bhe
could not swallow the food. "It chokes me
sroat," she said. Indeed, the little throat was
swelling with long repressed sobs. Her pa
tient soul could hold out no longer against
the grief and auxiety that besot ber.
"Don't cry, honey," said John; "cuddle
down to pore old John and let's both go to
sleep. Mohby we'll wake up foeliu' better."
It was late iu the evening when the two
fell asleep. They rested so quietly that the
watchers, worn out and tired, dropped iuto
easy positions auddozod. Just at the break of
day, one - a neighbor went to them, Tbe
Iviny litv across John's arm slantingwise, and
his hand clascd one of her 'Slender ankles.
Tho hand was ash-colored, and it was cold as
clay. It had communicated its chill and its
pallor to the little leg in Its grasp,
"Take hor away, quick," said tbe widow,
reaching the bedside.
But the noighlior did not take her away.
He turned suddenly and grasped tbe widow's
"Glory to God!" he said. "Praised be H'.J
holy name, for His wisdom exceedeth the
wisdom of nran. Sister, they fell asleep to
gotlior; and they have waked up feeling bet
tor. I know it because tlry are both in
Tall Potato Htalk.
In In Ii tna, where hoop-poles are rlassedas
"tLioici." a farmer has succeeded in raising
a h,i;i!o sialk over nine feet high. He trim
med oil till Uie aide branches aud supported
It by means of a stake.
They mate im
BEFORE AND AFTER TAmoT
Irs. Popperman Besalea Her Hag
band With nie Aate-Matrtmonlal
New York Journal.
"My dear," said Mrs. Popperman to her hus
band last evening, "I was looking over a
lunill') of old letters to day, and found this
one which you wrote to tna before we were
married when you were young and senti
mental." "What does it say!"
"I'll read it;"
"'Sweet Idol of my Lonely Heart: If thou
wilt place thy hand in mine, ami say Dear
love 1,11 by thy bride, we'll fly away to some
far realm we'll fly to sunny Italy, and there
'ueath soft cerulean skies we'll bask, and sing
and dream of naught but love. Rich and
costly paintings by the old masters shall
sdorn the walls of the castle 111 give thee
Thy bath shall be of milk. A box at the
opera shall be at thy command, anl royalty
shall ho thy daily visitor. Sweet strains of
music shall lull theeat eventlde.and warbling
birds shall wake thee from thy morning
slumber. Dost tbou accept! Say yes, oh fly
"And I flow," said Mrs. Popperman. "But
if I had lieen as fly as I am now I wouldn't
"Why not, dearf
"Why not! Hiive you done as you prom
ised in that letter! When we were married
did we 'fly to sunny Italy and bask 'neath
soft cerulean skies,' or did we go to Hoboken
and spend two weeks fishing for eels on the
end of a wharf f"
"And how about the pictures? You know
very well that every rich and costly paint
ing in this house Is a chromo from the
" 'Thy bath shall be of milk.' Do I bathe
iu milk, or isn't it like pulling teeth every
morning to get 10 cents out of you to buy
milk for the babyf"
" 'Royalty shall be thy daily visitor.' The
only daily visitors I have are the book agents
and the clam peddlers."
"'Tain't my fault"
" 'Sweet strains of music shall lull thee at
eventide.' Oh, yes. The only chance I have
to listen to the sweet strains of music is when
yon and I go out walking at night and fol
low a monkey and a hand organ around tbe
"Oh, I am so sleepy."
"I don't care if you are. Where are the
warbling birds you promised me! I hear
Mrs. Maginnis's crowing roosters next door
?very morning. Perhaps tbey are what you
"Well, never mind."
"But I will mind. I was to have a box at
the opera. Where is it? The only time I go
to an opera is whan you get bill-posters
tickets to a dime museum,"
"It's too bad."
"It really is too bad. And then you said
we'd talk and dream of naught but love.
Since 1 married you we've talked and dreamt
of naught but rent. Good night, sir," and
Mrs. Popperman turned out the gas, and
jumped into bed leaving Mr. Popperman to
bark his shins against the bureau in trying to
groiio to lied in the dark.
Pretttilent Arthur' Double.
iNew Yovk Cor. N. O. Times-Democrat
We have a New Yorker who resembles
' rresitietit Annur so cioseiy as to be com
monly mistaken for him. The likeness has
existed for twenty years or more, and was a
subject of comment among the acquaintances
of the two men when there was less social
difference between them than there is now.
Bill Nathans was a shoemaker, with a shop
of his own near the custom house, during the
years that Arthur, before appointment as
collector, held subordinate positions. Tbey got
shaved in the same barber shop, so Nathans
tells me. A change of proprietorship gave
the opportunity for a joke on the new
owners. Nathans went in to have his face
smoothed, told bis name in order to
Identify his private cup, and, as it
was broken, talked about ordering another.
Just outside of tbe door, he met Arthur.
They consulted briefly. Arthur went in,
nodded familiarly, and took his place in a
chair. The barber looked with surprise at
the customer who, apparently, was the same
man who bad a minute before been under bis
bands; but he bad no time to make any com
ment before Arthur said: "I've got a cup
here marked 'Nathans.' Don't you re
member? You were speaking to me about a
new one, yesterday."
"Yesterday, sirf exclaimed the puzzled
barber, "didn't I shave you right nowf
"I haven't been in here since yesterday,"
was the cool reply.
The barber was not a total abstainer, and
had no good reason to trust his own mind im
plicitly. A barely-finished spree made him
more than usually doubtful of his memory;
but he was thoroughly alarmed by a mental
condition that seemed to deprive him of the
power to discriminate between two men in
one day. Ho shaved Arthur ve y thought
fully, and that evening went to a temperance
meeting to tign a pledge,
A Jockey's Trick.
Nowadays a good handicapper will handi
cap horses so cliwely that an ounce will tell at
the finish; and it is an old saying that a race
horse could be so handicapped that a donkey
would beat it. Takiug, however, two horses
of equal merit, and both fit and well ridden,
teven pounds will make about a length differ
snce. This has been tried and demon
Well, seeing all this, the "trick" was worked
in this way: The horse bad been beaten
a bead the day before by a horse that was
going to run in this particular race, and the
weights were very similar, as there had been
no penalty for winning. The Jockey
weighed all right, and the wily owner walked
down with him to the smarting post and left
the horse there, and then walked back to the
winning post After tbe horses passed the
post tue course took a sweep right away to tho
back of the stand. Tbe horse in question
won, but evidently the animal was full of
running, or else the jockey couldn't pull him
up, as he swept round as if be was going to
run tbe race over again. But tbe owner was
waiting, quite accidnntly, of course, just
where he pulled up. lbe owner stepped up
and slipped a weight into tbe jockey'i top
boot! He bad taken it out at the start and
quietly put it iu his pocket and carried it
round to the finish. It might have been a
ten-pound weight for all any one knew.
What Georgian Call Phenomenal.
A gentleman of this city has a rooster that
is a phenomenon. One night last week tbe
gentleman hapiwned to retire late and Just
before going to sleep the roosters began to
crow, waentneynad tinished tats rooster
opened up and crowed just twelve times. The
next moment the clock struck the hour of 13.
Tbe same performance was repeated the night
following aud now tbe owner thinks that tbe
rooster must have swallowed a clock.
Tbe Navajo Indians, of New Mexico, will
this year have a wool clip of 810,000 pounds.
The hid aud pelts they will handle, will