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T H E DEM OC R A T. . Russellville, Ark., itarek 85. 1875. am! /‘ro/trir'ors. Office -Up stairs, Buttcnileld Building, That Main Street. JAMES E, BATTENFIELD, Editor, THANKSGIVING day. ‘•O praise the. Lord, all ye nations: praise him all ye people. For his merciful kindness is great toward us; and the truth of the Lord endur > Mi forever. Praise ye the Lord.” "I will extol lime O Lord ; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not in tide my foes to rejoice over me. * * » Thou hast turned for me my mourn ing into dancing. Thou hast put off my sackcloth and girded me with gladness.” As the sweet psalmist of Isreal sang praises unto God with tim brel and harp, and made a joyful noise with stringed instruments and with organs, even so, to-day, the people of Arkansas rejoice in the goodness and mercy of the Eternal Ruler of the Heavens and tlie Earth. To-day the gratitude of ten thousand joyous hearts is poured out in anthems of glad some praise and thanksgiving, and is wafted upward like the sweet incense floating from the holy alters of the patriarchal fa ther; and to-day, from celestial liights, the angdie host of Heav en, catch the strains of adoration floating up from tun thousand grateful hearts, and once again the courts of glory resound with tlie joylul chorus—“Peace on earth, toward men good will.” To day we may exclaim with the psalmist “I will extol thee, O Lord, for thou hast lifted me tip, and hast not made my foes to re joice over me. Thou hast turned my mourning into dancing. Thou hast put off my sackcloth and girded me with gladness.” Yes, to-day the heart of every true s- n of Arkansas is filled with joy and gladness and thanksgiv ing; and we may now rest upon tlie secure hights where our feet are now planted, and shake from off our wearied limbs tlie mud and mire from the slough of des pond through which we have safely emerged. We may now look back, and although we may shudder at the sight of the dark abyss from which we see our path way emerging—although we may shrink back in horror at a review of the persecutions, the injuries, wrongs and insults which have been heaped upon us—and al though wo may quake and trem ble when we consider the amount of cndurence and forbearance «w» which was necessary to carry us through the long night; yet to day, we need not fear, for a ten der'and merciful Providence lias provided, we have stood the test, Arkansas is free and we are safe. It is a sad thought and by no means flattering to the boasted enlightenment of the people of the United States, that to-day, for the first time in fifteen long years, the people of Arkansas can rejoice and thank God that they are free. But it is finished; we have passed under the rod, and we trust we arc improved by our tribulation. The past lias no wrongs now, which vve wish to avenge; to day let us bar our hearts against all such thoughts, and with thanksgiving that wc have passed from the very brink of despair—from the (•Irtflp of* jinfnvhv ami tins potism, into the full assurance of safety anil freedom, let us shut out the past, and live for the pres ent and the future. Let an era of peace and good will among the people of Arkansas commence to day. Let strife and contention cease. Let demagogues and po litical mountebanks cease to ex cite and mislead the people; and let the people cease to plunge into strife and commotion at the call of these public nuisanses. Let partyism absorb less of our nttcife tiou, and patriotism find a deeper resting place in onr affections. Let us choose our rulers with more prudence, and with greater regard for integrity and competen cy, and let us hold them to a more strict accountability for the man ner in which they discharge'their duties. The devastation which the [iast lifti'cn years of rancor and strife has wrought is fearful to behold, and the garden spot of our homes presents a scene of desolation saddening to the heart. The work of rehabilitation before us is a labor of portentious magnitude, but by a united ctfort, mul with the blessings of a merci ful and kind Providence, our land nun soon be made to blossom as a rosg. Let ii s each to-day enter upon the work, determined to do <> ir duty. ’ Hi * 1 ji»1 war:.. \ wanwam %r Ollt MUNICIPAL KLUC Tl ON- U II AT A LOUT IT? We have heard not a word yet concerning dnr election for town I officers for the.ensuing year. TJn 1 dor the new corporation law pas | sod by the last general assembly, the election takes place each year on the first Tuesday in April— | which will be, this year, the fith day; only ten days distant. Do the voters of Russellville want an election? or, do they want the old officers to hold over? Why the . Mayor has not issued his procla mation, notifying the voters of the election, we cannot say; the elec tion, however, if the people wish to hold one, will be just as valid without the ploclamation, as with it. A neglect of duty on the part | of the Mayor to issue the procla mation, can in no manner deprive : the voters of the town of their j rights under the law to elect a new set of town officers. The ofll cers to be elected are a Mayor, Re | corder and five aldermen to hold their offices for one year; and un | der existing ordinances providing for the filling of other subordinate offices, a marshal, treasurer and street commissioner may also be elected. .Any person who, at the time of the election, is a qualified voter under the laws of the state, and who has resided in the corpo ration six months next preceding the election is a legal voter at. this election. If there are any officers in our incorporation, whom the peo ple wish to get rid of, this is the opportunity; and they should embrace it or hold their peace. We advise the voters of Russell vine, u tney want an election, to hold a convention and put out good men, and also to decide upon responsible parties to act as judges and clerks of election, and to request them to he on hand promptly at the proper time, so the electors when assembled can have no difficulty in securing per sons to act in these capacities. The Mayor, however, may yet is sue his proclamation, but if be don’t the voters may still have the election if they desire. FUNDING OF THE COUNTY DEBT. We understand that under an act of (he last general assembly, the proposition of funding the County indebtedness, will in all probability be submitted to the voters of Pope county, some time j this summer. We have not yet; been able to get a draft of the act. and are not posted on its provis ions, but it strikes us that tiiis is a matter of material importance, and much of our prosperity de pends upon some better financial policy. As it is our scrip is worth only about 35 cents, and none is j sued since the adoption of the new constitution can draw any interest. Wo think with proper manage ment and a different manner of meeting the current expenses of our county, that our scrip might easily be made worth something like par. The voters and tax payers of Pope county would do well to post themselves on this matter, so that when the matter is submitted they can act intelligent ly in the premises. In the mean time we will endeavor to give the text of the act providing for the funding. The Republic is a monthly po- | litical magazine published at Washington by the Republic Pub lishing Company. It is one of the most extreme partizan publi cations we know of, and is th<‘ most radical of all radicals. Its views are prejudiced beyond de cency, because it is so badly prej udiced that it lias no regard for truth. The rebellion and negro slavery are its only capital. Over tiie dead carcasses of those two lifeless issues it stands and fumes and rants and charges like a mad man. I’pon the graves of these dead and buried hobbys it still pelts away as though it were fighting some frightful adversary. Its appeals are to the worst par sions of the human heart. It ap peals strongly to the old war proj udices and endeavors to keep the fires of passion and hatred kindled! between the two races. It lives in the past and consequently whenever it refers to the present it gets mixed up and distorted,' In the March number is an arti ele headed “The aim of the South ern Conspirators,” in which it con-i jurcs up from its diseased brain I a new rebellion and a new regime of negro slave-holders. In the course of its erratic remarks it. says “On a fair vote several of the 1 Southern states are republican. | ! South Carolina. Alabama. Miss nrr• w<iacggT':’:.g-r~ti, w—mi,—1 -m "’wui j issippi, Florida, Louisiana and | Arkansas have an undoubted re publican majorities.” Then fur ther along iu the same article it says “The rebel element in Ar kansas have just adopted a new constitution.” It might have add ed, by an overwhelming majority of all the votes in the state; and then it would be in order to ask that profound journal how this could happen where there is “an I undoubted republican majority?” But what cares that fanatical eon j cern for consistency, decency or jtruth. Just such political moutebanks as penned that article are the bane of soeiet}-. They have al ready killed the republican party and if they had it in tiieir power would murder virtue, liberty and reason, and would rule tiie land in excess and with a rod of iron. THU MAY PARTY. We observe some of our ex changes are calculating the chances of the new party move ment, in Arkansas. The idea of a new political party in Arkansas at tiiis time is perfectly ridiculous, and if this is the only chance for “the sore heads,” we conceive they are “gone fawn skins.” The idea of a new party now. when the peo ple of the state are just settling down into case and quiet! Alt surd. We would like to see all the men in Arkansas who are silly enough to have any new party proclivities, assembled together in some old barren muster field. We i.n agine we would see a little squad—a wee motley mob,—ofthe napes, who ever provoked the de rision and contempt of decent people. If we wanted to commit political suicide—to kill ourselves politically, so dead that we could never hope for a resurrection, we would know of no better plan to pursue than to espouse this new party move. Speaking of this matter the Fayetteville Democrat says: Some of our state papers are discussing the probability of a “new party” in Arkansas! If these “smart Alecks” would devote less of their valuable space to pol itics and parties, and luoie to the discussion of Arkansas—her rich lands, fine timber, great mineral resources, and to the encourage ment of immigration—the country would be more greatly benefltted. Too much politics is “what’s the matter” with our state. The peo ple want rest. There is ample time before the next election in this state, to bring up party dis cussions. The state is now in the hands of the people, gliding smoothly along. Let the people rest from political excitements, and all go to work with renewed energy, in building up Arkansas. That is precisely onr opinion, and any run-down political hack ster who will now try to agitate our people and foment excitement about a new party, ought to be drummed out of respectable so ciety. The people want rest; they want to be let alone; they want a chance to work their farms and j make their bread and meat in j peace. The people demand this, and they will quickly consign to obscurity, obloquy and shame the man or men who will again at tempt to draw them into the tur Itiilnnt ii'hov , if itAu* nnlitirnl I combinations and mcchanations. Wliich would you rather do for a steady business, go to Wheeling | Virginia, or go to Corning Iowa?— Exchange. Well, we don’t care to Berne Switzerland at present, and so, for a steady business, will be con tented with Reading Massnehu setts over Andover.—Boston Ad vertiser. As we don’t care to engage in , ‘■gathering moss' we will take a Little Rock .and stay in Arkau-. sas.—L. R. Republican. if you are undecided where to go, like the ancient wise men of the vast, fix your eyes upon the “Star,” and let it lead you to all the felicities of Hope.—Star of Hope. If you care to do a thriving bus iness in a beautiful country come and lot us Loan oak to you.— Lonoke Democrat. We are a Protestant as to doing business on borrowed capital in any country-—but our Catholic tendencies prompt us to remain in tho Pope's domain and invite all to come and share its blessings with us—even though they may have no more than a singletree to offer in exchange. A little American lad who had just commenced reading the news papers asked his father if the word “lion.” prefixed to the name of a member of Congress meant “honest.” Subscribe for the 1 >UMu;.vr STATE ITEMS. John A. Baker, we learn, was robbed of $1720.00 at Chicot City, on last Friday night. He was passing along in the principal part of the city, in the early part | of the night, when two men ap : proaehed him, knocked him down, : disarmed him and rifled his pock ets. He thinks one of them was ia white man and the other a black one.—[Mouticelloniau. Four persons were sentenced tu ! the ponitentinry and one to be , hanged by the Cibeot circuit court i at its recent session. A stabbing affray occurred at Markle’s camp, near Ilazen's sta tion, on Monday. a colored cook and an Irishman were the partic ipants; the Irishman receiving two ugly stabs iii'the back. The par ty stabbed did not seem to he se riously injured, as we saw him circulating around town pretty freely.—[White River Journal. Circuit court adjourned on Thursday after a session of ten days. A large amount of busi ness was disposed of and the grand jury found numerous in dictments. Judge Cypert seems j determined to have the laws en forced, and a few terms of Circuit Court under his administration will bring about a reform long needed.—[ White River Journal. Wash Blackburn, a colored man well known in this -community, wras drowned near Madison on Friday evening. Having shot a duck in the river, he got a dug-out and went out after it, and when re turning capsized the boat and was drowned.”—[Forest City Times. Poland Garland Botkin.— Clay Boykin, the colored jailor of our county, called upon us a few days ago, to announce that on the 6th of this month, his wife pre sented him with a fine boy which he at once named Poland Garland. Clay has been a good citizen and firm democrat, during all our po litical troubles.—[Augusta Bullle tin. Fire—Gin and Contents I)e stboted. We learn from Dr. Fan nin. from Scullyville that on Wednesday the loth ir.st,, at 2 o’clock, p. m., the cotton gin of Col. Sandy Walker at that place, was wholly destroyed by fire— contents too, all consumed includ ing 20 bales of cotton belonging to Tibbetts A Parke. No insur ance—no further particulars. We regret so great a loss at this time, to our neighbors.—[Ft. Smith Herald. Circuit Court still progresses, and Is disposing of a large amount of business. Judge NIaufieldand the Prosecuting Attorney J. P. Byers, Esq., and all the officers giving general satisfaction. Quite a number of cases have been reached and dealt with, aad many more are about ready. Court will hold over until next week, when we may look for an adjournment. The grand jury is still in ses sion; and appears to be busy, though the doings of that august body are not the property of the public yet. We will know after a while what it has done.—[Ft. Smith Herald. lioal 111 this section is doing finely, and a large yield per acre is anticipated by all. Corn plant ing is being vigorously pushed forward, and everything indicates a good time coming.—[Camden Beacon. During the war the fifty-fourth Massachusetts (civil rights of African decent) lost its colors, though it fought bravely, and these passed into the hands of a Southern officer, who resolved to hold them until Massachusetts should elect a Democratic Gove nor. This event having occurred, lie lias tendered the colors to Governor Gaston, who has an nounced the fact to the Legisla ture. Altogether, battle-flags scorn doomed to play a conspicu ous, if not an important, part in the St’ite 'politics of Massachu setts.—[St. Louis Globe. Didn't Believe in the Tele graph. The Hon. Hendrick B Wriglit of Pennsylvania, writing to Col. <L Thomas Ncharf* in regard to seme notice in his “Chronicles” of Mr. Polk's nomination to the Presidency of the United States at the Democratic Convention held in Baltimore in 1S44. savs: “in connection with this fact I wish to state to you an anecdote concerning the telegraph. At that date, May 29. 1841, the only j telegraph in the United States, 1 was from Baltmore to Washington. I was tlu' President of the Con J • I ventinn. We mmiinatd Silas ! Wright as Vice President of the | United States, the Convention di i reeled me to notify him of his | nomination and learn if he world ■ accept it. I sent a dispatch, and I he answered immediately that he declined the nomination. The Convention, however, refused to consider the information as mi - ; thentie. They could not be made I to understand this way of coinnm ; mention, and adjourned the Con vention over to the next day to enable a Committee to go to Wash ington by rail, where Mr. W right was, and get at the truth of the tact! So we adjourned over, and on the next day the Committee came back with the <*uine answer we had received by wire! And so i incredulous were the great major I ity of the body that, alter the final | adjournment, many of us went to the telegraph-office to see the wonderful invention, and, even when the wires were put in mo tion at otir suggestion, many of the delegates shook their heads, and could not hut think the whole thing a deception.—[Baltimore Sun. THU HANK STAMP TAX. : The Notes, Checks, «&»*., on which u Two-Cent Stamp is Required. Washington, March 11.—The Internal Revenue office has ruled: First—That notes payable at a bank, given in lieu of cheeks for the purpose of evading the stamp tax upon cheeks, are “vouchers” within the meaning of that word as used in the statute, and require a two-eent stamp. This applies to notes, drafts, &e., made, drawn, or accepted prior to Feb. 8, 1875, when paid by the bank on or after j that date. Second—This tax applies to ; “cheeks drawn bv a bank upon ! itself, for the purpose of paying I to UM 11 Ml > llltmici) ». IMIJ/'^IIO^ \r 1 ill terest of other corporations,” or for other payments. Third—Checks drawn by state, county, or city officers in their official capacity upon public funds deposited in a bank, are exempt, if saiil funds are kept separate from any private accounts, it not being within tlie intent of the law to tax a public treasury. Orders for dividends are sub ject to the tax, if drawn for a defi j nite and certain sum, but not oth erwise. An ordinary certificate of deposit, used in the ordinary man ner, is not liable. Interest coupons are considered [exempt. Kills of exchange, for-j eign as well as inland, when drawn ! upon a bank, banker, or trust j company, are held to be subject to the tax, whether payable at sight J or otherwise. Duplicates of bills, orders, <tc.,! are liable to same as originals. Receipts not relating to banking I business, for instance for rents, are exempt. Pungent Pleasantries. An executive office—the hang man's. Common pleas—please shut the' door. The scale of good breeding—K natural. A poor relation—telling an an ecdote badly. Carpets are bought by the yard,; and worn by the foot. Waisting sweetness—putting i your arm about a pretty woman. As you cannot avoid your own company make it as good as pos sible. Instead of saying “look up,” [ the Texan exclaims: “See.hyar, | old fellow!” Mrs. Beecher is an awful home ly woman, biit then her bread is never heavy. Habit is a cable. Kverv dav I >ve weave a thread, and goon we cannot break it. It is the high price of slate pen cils that is driving the saloon keepers to tiic poor-house. Mrs. (dubbins says her husband is like a tallow candle: he always will smoke when he goes out. Two things in this world that should not be trilled with—a woman's opinion, and the business end. of a wasp. “May heaven bless and keep you from your own true love, benjamin Herrick,” wtia the way the letter ended. “Teeth in exchange for wheat, pork or potatoes,” is w hat an en-; terprising dentist in one of the State towns advertises. A grocer when complained to about selling bad eggs, said: “At this season the hens ain’t well and very often lay bad eggs.” A veteran shopkeeper says that although his clerks are very talk ative during the day, they are al ways ready to shut up at night. A Rhode Island woman says that slic'd rather have the night mare seven straight nights than tell her husband that the Hour barrel is empty. When a Chicago man gets rich, he writes to Eastern publishing houses and tells them to send “halt- a ton ol' hooks with gilt on.” Miss Eastman, in her woman suffrage argument up at the State House used the simile: “Eyes as bright as buttons on angels’ coats.” She’s getting brassy. (live your son a good education and settled purpose in life, and when he is a man he will not be content to nil back of a grocery stot * and crack his Unger joints. | THE WHITE HOUSE. WHAT IT COSTS THE PEO PLE TO SUPPORT PRifS 1I)KNT GRANT. Expenses .now and I' ornier!^ ; The Seeret of the Demand foi Higher Taxes. What the Money is Spent For. -- To give our leaders an idea of | the way their money is used after ' it gets into the vaults of the pub lic treasury, and to let- them know what the luxury of a great presi dent costs them, we produce the following from the New York Sun: Although the late Congress did not scruple to impo‘ o thirty-live or forty millions of additional taxes in the last hours of its existence, not a single earnest effort was made to reduce the most notorious extravagance, or to diminish the prodigal expenditures which are so glaring. On the contrary, the system of loose, reckless, and cor rupt appropriation of the public money to unworthy objects and for personal uses was pursued as viciously as in the days of an over flowing Treasury and an apparent general prosperity. The amount ol' money voted to the President and lor the V. bite House exceeds the grants of for mer years, and covers the scanda lous frauds which have heretofore attracted so much harsh comment. Compared with all preceding Presidents, tlic allowances made to Grant far more than double those ol any predecessor, and quite treble the appropriations for Mr. Lincoln during the rebellion, when the exigencies of the public service were leu nines grcaiei than they now are. The Legislative, Judicial, and Executive Appropriation bill, and that for sundry civil expenses at the late session, contain the the following noteworthy items: For compensation of President $50,000 For compensation to private .-secre tary 3,500 For compensation to assistant secre tary 2,500 For compensation to one executive clerk 2.300 For compensation to one executive clerk 2,300 For compensation to steward 2,(XX) For compensation to messenger 1,2U0 For compensation to furnace keeper last year) . £0-1 For compensation to one policeman 1,320 For compensation to one policeman 1,830 For compensation to one night watchman ooo For compensation to one night^usher 1,200 For compensation to one doorkeeper 1,200 For compensation to one doorkeeper 1.200 For contingent expenses 8,00b For official postage stamps 800 For repairs Executive Mansion 10,000 For refurnishing Executive Mansion 10,u »0 For fuel for same and green houses 5,000 For care and repairs of green houses 5,000 For illling ground south of Executive Mansion 10,000 For taking up and relaying curb of Executive mansion * 1,500 For cutting down embankment in nursery 1,250 For repairing fountain south of Ex ecutive Mansion 3,000 Total $124,154 In addition to these items were the regular appropriations of $50 000 for lighting the Capitol and the Executive mansion in gross, without discriminating ns to the consumption of either; and for re pairing and extending water pipes and cleaning the springs that sup lily the Capitol and Executive Mansion, $10,000. Before Gen. Grant became President the practice was to fur nisli the White House anew at the beginning of every term of four years. Since then an annual appropriation of ten or fifteen thousand dollars lias beer, regularly made, and applied to other objects under the name of furniture. So too an appropria tion of $10,000 a year has been made tor repairs, which could not uf t'Ajifiuuui iiuu inner uus no matter what Treasurer Bab cock’s vouchers may pretend to show, which have an elasticity as remarkable as Ids Ring measure ments. Every year some new change has smuggled into the supply bills and thus made the basis of a standing appropriation, like that of <f 10,000 for the ground south of the Executive Mansion, upon which not one-tenth part of that sum was expended last year. In the licighth of the war the con tingencies of the President were raised from one to three thousand, in the face of the double salary en acted by the back pay grubbers of the Forty-second Congress. There is a great delusion in the public mind purposely created at Washington in regard to the ex ponses which the President is supposed to incur by iiis official functions. The receptions do not cost him a single dime. The lights, heating, music, flowers, at teudants and ushers, are all pro vidod for from the Treasury, and no refreshments of any kind are ever served. 1 lie so-called state dinners are more limited in number under • irunt than any of the ot her Pres idents. They are confined to cer tain selected members oi’( 'ongress,; the heads of legislations only, the ' Judges of the Supreme Court, and a lew tuvoritos. Altogether not more than one hundred and fifty guests were entertained at them last winter. Heretofore, the usage lias been lor the President to invite both branches of Congress at regular intervals to dine with him, without icgard to polities at all. Gen. Grant lias narrowed this honored custom down to his own partisans and a small selection from the Opposition, who have voted with m out scruple for Ring measures a. liberal appropriations. The private hospitality ot t White House is niggardly^ if >* actually mean. All the, locer; and other supplies are | from the army coiiimissariantt^* ! wholesale prices. Of course w > j President gets the pick ot even thing. Subordinates seeking pro i motion take care of that. A larg I kitchen garden attached to i.h White House, kept at the publ. expense, furnishes vegetables to 1 his tabic. The green-house, ' maintained at a cost ot $10,000a i rear, provide the ornamental flow - ] ers, and the horses in the stablu j are fed free. I There is good reason to believe that a large part of certain appro priations. which were never made ] until Gkant inaugurate l the scan dal. is diverted to maintaining his j household, so that he may be said to live almost without cost in a i princely style. Yet lie solicited : the increase of Ids salary and laid the foundation for the indecent grab which contributed largely to the downfall of the republican party. Every President from Wash ington to Johnson was content with the old salary. Some of them, who were by. no means pe nurious, and maintained a gener ous establishment, retired with a considerable balance on the credit side of the bank account. Mr. ! Buchanan always lived like a gen tleman, entertained the Prince of Wales and suite as his guests i without sending a bill to C'on I gress, and kept a Hospitable house, j He did not spend all his pay. Mr. Lincoln saved quite $55,000, and Mr. Johnson nearly as much, although his guests were more i than treble those of his greedy ! successor. i When the President’s salary I was made $50,000 a year instead I of $25,000, a promise was openly | made in the House that these i shameful perquisites would ue cut j off. It has not been kept, hut I quite the reverse is true, for Mr. Garfield and his confederates have expanded them and added new items. And this, too, in the midst of a general suffering and in presence of new taxation. Sayings anti Doings. When we see a young man that spends all he earns we are inclin ed to suspect that he does not al ways earn all he spends. Every German steamer arriv ing in New York brings not less than a thousand canary-birds, hut our mocking-birds are not jealous. There is said to lie but one di vorce in England to every ten in America. Comparatively few En glish people marry for fun, it would seem. The New Haven Register re lates that an actor at one of the theatres was called out three times in one evening not long ago— twice by the sheriff and nice by a .tailor. An Annapolis man rode clear to Savannah to lick a fellow who called him a liar, and the under taker said he never saw a dead man look so much like a quarter of beef. When the posinastcr of Vicks burg was on his dying bed the other day, twenty-eight men hur ried past tlie house with petitions praying that they might be post master. The saddest thing in life is the spectacle afforded by a young per son who has burnt all her hair off her forehead with a hot slate pen cil and cannot afford to buy a row of curls. A musician, noticing that his fpiGnils wofiriml nt linorfurmniirr remarked: “You are aware that this is a difficult passage.” “I wish it was impossible,” replied one. The Detroit Free Press asks, if Mr. Rcrgh can send a man to jail for three months for killing a mad eat, we'd like to know what he can do to a boy wdio feeds mar bles to a parrot? What more precious thing can a man have, asks the New York Mail, than the first love of an in nocent girl—with an undivided interest in fourteen boulevard lots? “Juge not lest ye be juged. " was a copy recently “set” by a teaejicr in one of the public schools. Doubtless that teacher considers spelling one of the or namental branches. A bride in Indiana, after the conclusion of the marriage ceremo ny stepped gracefully.. forward and requested the clergyman t" give out the hymn:.“This is the way 1 long have sought.” An exchange gives the follow ing scene on the cars not main miles from Utica: Enter a lady, who addresses a well know rail road official—“Mr.—do you think that Mr. Beecher is guilty':' “Guilty of what, madam?” Exit lady, suffused with blushes. When a mau has the toothache and goes to the dentist’s lie slioul lift take his wife along, not il he intends to inhale laughing gas. A citizen of Detroit was just foolish enough to hii'-e hi wife accompany him, and when the gas took effect J^oxclaii^d “She’s a regular st^v-, .IiiiicT^ I'm to call there to-imrrow uiglWr The words were few, but tlrev worked a great change in tin wife'sfeelings, and the husband doesn’t go out any more evenings unless she goes along.