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POINT PLEASANT, MASON COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 1906. DIRECTORY. CITY. Major II. K Hutvard City Oierk W. C. Wiialey City Marshal Johu W. Love City Aaseesor J. M. Burdett City Solicitor L.. C. Soiuerville, Couueilmeu?Chaa. F. Filson, Capt. [ W. K liuun, J. C. Franklin, John | 11. Chotsebrew, George Miller. City Treasurer F. B. Tippett I Pres. Board of Health, Dr. E. J. | Moseman Health Officer C. B. Smith Overseer Poor Will J. Keuny City Council?Regular meetings, first Monday of each muuth. COUNTY. Judge of Circuit Court W. A. Pardons ?Point Pleasant Clerk of Circuit Court, A. L. Boggess Official Stenographer,... E. C. Wiuger ?Point Pleasant Clerk of Co. Court . J. P. R. B Suiith Co.Coiuin'rs ...J. II. Johnson, Pres't ? Hartford " ..'.. Bird Stone, Leon ....W. H. Vaugbt, Point Pleasant Sheriff. ..... rrr....->^.'0. McDeriuitt Prosecuting atty L S. Echols Assessor 1st Dist . R. E Musgrave ?Point Pleasant " 2d Dist. .Walter E. Sturgeon ?Mercers' Bottom County Surveyor Geo. E. Childs ? Point Pleas-ant Supt Schools C. A. Green ?Asliton Circuit Court?Rpgular term be gius on first Ttie-day of March, June, September a-d December. County Court?Regular term be gins on first Monday of January, April, J uly and October. Tbe Connecting Link Between the treat Lakes and the Sooth and Southeast LOOK AT THE MAPI / A ONLY SLEEPING CAR LINE ? CTWKCN Chicago, Columbus, and Point* South to Charleston. Parlor Cars K errwtcra Toledo & Columbus Shortest Route Between Toledo, Columbus, and the Virginias Kates Via Ohio Cestral Lines always as low as tha lowest Write far Time Cards, Folders, Rates, Etc. KOCLTOM BOLX Oca. Paaaenrer Art. TOLfina OHIO Windsor Hotel* 1217-29 Filbert St., Phlla . Pa. Three minutes from Broad St, Station, two minutes from Reading Termiual. American plan from $2 to $3.50 per day, European plan from to $2.50 per day. Frank M. Scheibley, Manager. Wall-papers CNo room can be really inviting if the wall-paper is faded, soiled, or inharmonious* C.The new and artistic Alfred Peats " Prize " Wall-papers will add greatly to the attractiveness of your home and cost but little* C. Nowhere else will you find so large a variety. The styles, designs and colorings are the latest* Samples shown and estimates given without obliga tion to bur* EL >1E it C. OR Via Paper Hauler and Decorator. Point! Pleanant. W V.i 4*; MMMMk L' Trust and Warranty deeds for sals at thia office Unknown Friends There are many people ? ho have used Chamberlain's Colio, Cholera ?nd Ditrrboen Remedy with *plen did rfriuits, tfat who are unkn-jwn b-oiu-B they have hesitated about trivicg a testimonial of their ex perience for publioation T'lese people, however, are none the less friends of this remedy They have done muoh toward making it a household word by their personal recommendations to friends and neighbors It is a good medioine to have in the home and is widely known for its cures of diarrhoea and ali forms of bowel trouble For ??al* by G VV M Hooff and A C Van Gilder. Now is the time to buy your sum raer hat Our hats are the latest styles, best material and loweet prioe Mrs. L J. Wil liamson. 2w. Death From Lock jaw never follows an injury dressed with Buoklen's Araioa Salve Its antiseptio and healing properties prevent blood poisoning Charle6 Oswald, merchant, of Rensselaers ville, N Y, writes: ' It oured Seth Buroh, of this place, of the ngliest sore on his neok I ever saw" Cures Cute, Wounds, Burns and Sore6 25a at G W M Hooff'a drug store. Lost?A white fox terrier dog, with a few spots, yoang, but large s ze, had collar on when last 6een. Any information about the dog, please notify R. S Hawkins, Point Pleasant, W. Va , R. P. D No. 1. VACATION EXCURSION RATES. To the Northern Summer Resoits. Now is the time to think about your cummer vaoation, decide npon where you will go and make ar rangements for your trip. Many beautiful vaoation spots are looa ted in the northern Ohio, Indiana and Miohigan Lake country, where you can spend your vaoation at small expense. Have You Triert the Otiio Cen tral's New Cal'e Car Service. The Passenger Department of the Ohio Central Lines aims to provide its patrons with all com forts of travel and recently added tirst olass cafe parlor oars to ite equipment. The Chefs plaoed in charge of these new cars are men of experience in their line and in struotions are to serve only the best. End in the best manner. A . ull meal or a light luneheoD may be had and simply pay for what you order; prices are reason, able. We are anxious to have you got into the habit of traveling via Ohio Central Lines. Ask agents about this exoellent new service and give it a trial; you will be more than pleasfd. 3 31 Barred Plymouth Rocks Exclusively. We have the renowned E. B. Thomp son Ringlet Strain purchased direct from Mr. Thompson last Spring. Eggs for hatching, $1.00 per setting of thirteen. A few choice cockerels at $2.60 each. We can ship by rail or boat ou short notice. We guarantee our stock to be pure, and as good as can bd found anywhere. Address JACKSON POULTRY FARM. feb 28-4 mo New Ilaven, W. Va. DISlKOtT EXCCJKSIOn. K. & M. Itallway Will Kuu a iiO\v ltate Two Day Excursion June lotli. A spaoial two day excursion will Oe run by the K. & M. Railway to Detroit, Mich , special train leav ing Gauley Bridge Sunday morn j.ng.June 10, at 4:00 o'clock, ar riving Detroit about 4:00 o'olook j Sunday afternoon. Excursion tiokets at speoial low rate of $3 00 for the round trip will be sold from all stations in West Virginia between Gauley Bridge and Point Pleasant, inclusive. Speoial train will leave Detroit returning, Mon day about 6:00 p m. Residents of the Little Mountain State should not fail to grasp thit opportunity to visit the Fair?st City in All Amerioa, Detroit, ^be ?ity of Straits, Bel'e Isle, the beautiful island park, gorgeous Grosse Point and Windsor, Cana da, just aoross the river from De troit. j .NOTICE TO TEACHERS. . T.ea.jllenC^examinations for 1906 will be held at Point Pleasant on the fol lowing named dates: I May 24th and 25th. July 19th and 20th. September I3th and 14th. Very respectfuily, . o-w c-A- GREEN. apr2otf County Superintendent. AFTER THE YEARS. - " iS When you went back to the old home place had the mountains he come a hill? Had the raging river your boyhood knew shrunk down to a peace ful rill! | Where the monster trees in the old front yard but half of their for mer size? Was something gone?and you don't know what?from the blue of the arching skies Was tin swimming hote but a muddy pool where once it wascrys-, tal clear Where the apples but half as big and red as they were in that oth er years? When you went back to the old home place did the red barn seem too small It didn't look like the one you'd known. Was the mighty water fall That used to roar in your boyish ears but a little dash of spray = That fell so light you could hardly hear a dozen feet away Were the corn rows only half as long as they were in the long ago* When you measured them with aching arms and thg>weight heavy hoe? When you went back to the old home place had the mill pond dwindled down Was Main Street only a muddy track in the heart of a sleepy town And the well that was fathoms, fathoms deep, with its wheel and creeking chain, Did it seem to you like a shrunken thing when you looked at it again Was something gone of the bygone days, from the sod and the arch of sky That we used to see when we played as boys in the old days?you and I? Nay, Heart, the mountain rises high as it did of yore; the rill Was a river mice and the boys near by see a raging river still. The well is fathoms, fathoms deep and the apples ripe and red; The sod is cool and green and soft, and the sky up overhead Is blue and clear and the days are rare and'gladas they used to be? But where is the Heart of the olden time?hast thou brought it back with thee! UNDERTAKING. We Have a Large and Complete Stock of B'irial Cases, Robes, Etc. Prices Low and Satisfaction Guaranteed - J. B. TIPPETT THE WIFE'S ALLOWANCE The English system of "allow ance" is superior in many ways to the American. A woman does not feel so much like a street mendicant when she received certain sums at stated times,with out humiliation of asking her her husband for 10, 2;> or 50cts. every time she needs it. I know just how it is, for I've been there and I shall never forget the mis erable hours and days I spent during the first years of my mar ried life, trying to get up courage to ask my husband for money to meet necessary expenses. I knew I had a right to it, nevertheless I felt bitterly humiliated each time, and my self-respect receiv ed many severe shocks during the process of coaxing or wheed ling, or even demanding some times, what I needed. My hus band was not one of those i'mean men" of whom the Englishwom an writes, for in the end I gen erally received what I asked for, but if I with a fairly generous husband, endured such mental suffering, what must a sensitive woman go through under the i same circumstances who is united | to a man who is "mean." Such questions as allowances, I etc. should be discussed before (marriage. We women have al I ways been taught to think of these matters as "indelicate," and that we should be guided by sen timent alone. It may be that such plain talks before the "happy event" would reduce the marriage census slightiy, but that would entirely be lost sight of, except by a few "immortalej' who are even now losing much slaep because they feel the world is not being popu lated so rapidly as they think it ought to be, and those people I would cheer up with the thought that though marriages were fewer divorces would be reduced to a minimum, and their beloved idea of overpopulation would still be prompted.?An American Wife, in the New York Times. j An exchange wants to know ! how we are going to pay all the increased salaries and additional expenses of the State without an increase in taxes. This is easy. After the sheriffs collect the chicken money aud the tax on fence posts this fall there should be no trouble in paying off a few extra bills. Don't worry over that.?Glenville Democrat. LThe Southern cotton planters, entirely unprotected by the tarift, are quite prosperous and are or ganizing to protect themselves from the protected monopolists. How do the Republican stand patters explain this prosperity of the ungrotected? MEN AT THE PLOW. Just a thought in recognition of a fellow who seldom gets into the newspaper. He doesn't make much news, lie knows a mighty little about the "city ways" of making money, lie has a line liking for clean financial meth ods and a hearty scorn for all that is crooked. Perhaps it is his manner of living that makes him want to be honest. Let that man see a problem play, one of those things that serve to satisfy the jaded appetite of metropoli tan people, and you'll find a splash of red on his tanned cheek and will wonder how it is possi ble for women to be present Tell him about bribery and stock jobbing and franchise stealing and a few of the thousand forms of gouging the public and you will jar his faith in the natural goodness of humanity. J ust now this type of good American citizen is following a plow. It is hard work. If puts a big ache in the back and call ous on the hands. It destroys the complexion. It calls for brown overalls and perspiration. The man is happy in his work. He whistles as he trudges along in the furrow. He clucks to the horses and finds joy in the free dom of his life. He doesn't go into raptures over green fields, singing brooks and songs of birds. They are a part of his environment. They are routine, but he loves them just the same; But he feeds the world. He makes existence poseible. He is tho head of the procession in which are marching the doctor, the lawyer, the banker, the idler. He is the fountain head of wealth and prosperity. He is the credi or of humanity. Some one ask: "Do hogs pay?" A county editor answers that a great many of them do not; that they read his paper for years and then refuse to pay "as they don't remember ordering the paper." We once in a while also run across such hogt>!" ?St. Louis Humorist. It baa been announoed that the board of publio works will complete the work of assessing the railroad, telegraph and oil properties by the i first of June. It onld not br surprising, however, if several days longer were required The botrJ baa been dealing with these pro perties for the past two weeks, holding daily sessions of from 5 to 8 hours duration I have the largest and oheapes! stook of wall papers I have ever bought Don't be gulled by sample book men Tbey pay more for them papers than yon can buy them from me I oan sell you bet ter patterns and make yon at least one third better prioes hang on the wall than any paper hanger or sample book man ran do All pa pers sold ut a fl t prioe; no extra charge for borders Tippktt's, Point Pleasant, W Va The Outlook. ?i.The time for Democratic faw ny sod consolidation is now, Lany signs of Democratic die ision are particularly to be de* ?j The Republican paity has reached a pass when "somethiirg has got to be-done" to save its pres H?e and it is quite within the i^Dge of possibilities that in look ing about for new issues it might seize on some to whioh the Demo crats are by rights entitled. To the one old issue of high protection they still oling, butiy> one knows how soon its knell will be sounded fcy popular condemnation, and khen condemned as a vote getter pind a campaign fund raiser, that issue will go with the rest. " It is quite oonoeivable that the Republicans might go through the entire repertoire of their Demoora <??? buwuiIw); " priate whatever wbs there worth having, and leave their rivals to learn some new songs. For a while conservatism served as a rallying ory for Republicanism, and now as its value is dying out and the demand is for new things, some Democrats seem to expeot benefit from calling themselves conservative and trying to give their party a oloak of conservatism In the meantime all sorts of radical ideas and plane are arousing the interest of Republican leaders, and at their head they have the Presi dent, one of the leading radicals of the day, with his expressed wish to have something done to limit very large fortunes, and other radical ideas. A few years Bgo the idea of an issue of bonds of $200,000,000, guaranteed by the government, for the purpose of building up a oity destroyed by earthquake and lire, would simply have excited derjsion. Within a few weeks the plan hes been mentioned eerioutly in regard to San Franoisoo. discussed in its pros and cons and txoites no deri sion at all The municipal ownership issue has reaohed a stage where the free dom of municipalities to indulge in municipal ownership if they so desire is generally admitted, and in many parts of the oountry Demo crats and Republicans are about equally committed to municipal jwnership. Many other tendencies are ap parent and all things point to a time coming in the near future vrhen parties will adopt naw and modern issues and make pew bide for popular approv.il. Damooratic unity and suooess art) espeoiall} neoessary now for if unity still con tinues absent and prevents suoceeP, our versatile rivals will step in and leave U3 behind in the race, pos sessing little besides the useful privilege of thinking up new things to make future issues of As a party we have for some time lacked the cjhesion of party spoilt and there has been a sort of oon trifugal aotion in the diverse ideBS coming to the front all the time, whioh also prevents oohesion. Soon, however, the necessity ftr consolidation of interests, will be oome imperative, and with a united front the firet great succoess will oome in the fall of this year in eleoting S'ate officers in the State of West Virginia. When that orisis shall be passed the begin nings of the campaign of 190S will oome on apnoe, Bnd it will only be after a struggle of momentous im portance that the issues of the na tional campaign will be framed bn>l the personnel of the le, dership of the Democratic party in that osm piign will be settled The lesson to be learned to en able the parly to attain suooess ? first to select honest issues aooepta ble to the people and then toselec leaders who will be able to gain votes. In the presence of disturb ing elements this presents a pro bltm of great difficulty, bnt it mutt be met, and met in suoh a WBy that the first result shall be union and strength and the ultimate result, aucoess. . Slept With His Mouth Open. While an Italian in a railroad oamp near Alexandria, \ a , was sleeping with bis mouth wideopen^ a snake entered bis mouth and die appeared. The frantio man ran among hi? comrades unable to tell his troub.e and after great egony finally strangled to death The ooroner fonnd the head of the reptile wedg ed against the windpipe. At thirty a woman is willing to marry a man old enough to be her father, and at fifty she is just as willing to marry one ytfung enough 1 to be her son. A Wonderful Record. As made up by Improved and exact processes Dr. Pierce'* Favorite Prescrip tion Is a most efficient remedy for regu lating all the womanly functions, correct ing displacements, as prolapsus, antever *ion and retroversion, overcoming paiuful periods, touing up the nerves and bring ing about a perfect state of health. It cures the backache, periodical headaches, the dragghig-down distress in the pelvic region, the pain aud tenderness over lower abdominal region, dries up tho pelvic catarrhal drain, so disagreeable and weakening, and overcomes every form of weakness incident to the orgaus distinctly feminine. , i "Favorite Prescription" Is tho only medicine for women, tho makers of . which are not afraid to print their | formula on tho bottle wrapper, thus taking their patrons into their full con- | fidencc. It Is tho only medicine for women, every ingredient of which has tho strongest possible endorsement of. the most eminent medical practitioners and -writers of our day, recommending it for the diseases for which "Favoritej Prescription" is used. - It is tho only1 put-up medicino for women, sold througn druggists, which does not con tain a large percentage of alcohol, so harmful In the long run, especially to delicate women. It has more genuine euros to Its credit than all other medi cines for women combined, having saved thousands of sufferers from the oporatlng table and the surgeon's knife. It has restored delicate, weak women, to TnaiTmf? rnothpthood possible, where there was barrenness before, thereby brighten ing and making happy many thousands of homes by tho advent of little ones to strengthen tho marital bonds aud add sunshine where gloom and despondency had reigned before. Write to Dr. R. V. Pierce. He will send you good, fatherly, professional advice, in a plain, sealed envelope, absolutely free. Address him at Buffalo, N. >. Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets do not gripe. They effectually cleanse the sys tem of accumulated Impurities. Tho People's Common Sense Medical Adviser, by Dr. Pierce. 1008 pages, is sent free on receipt of stamps to pay expense of mailing only. Send il one-cent stamps for the book in paper covers, or 31 stamps for tlie cloth-bound volume. Address us a Ik AC. DEEPWATER. Eoad is Owned by Sogers New Eecord Made in Eailroad Build ing. The mystery of the Deepwater railroad, buildiu^thtongh the two Virginias, is no longer suoh. The I rumors that this mysterious ruil road was the property of Henry H. Rotigers has been verified The tmilding of this great steel highway has attracted little outside atten tion despite its importance. Ftr instance, it is not generally known that 5 000 men are daily at work in West Virginia in the building of the Deepwater & Tidewater Rail road whioh is being conslruoted between the New River and Pooa hontas ooal fields to Norfolk, Va , a distance of about 400 miles About $1,250,000 is being expend ed every month in this oonstrcc* tion It took the Chesapeake & Obio railroad thirty years, backed by the state of West Virginia and Collis P. Huntingtcn to cross the Ap palachian range, and it took the Baltimore & Ohio about as long, but the Deepwater & Tidewater railroad, being baoked by Henry H Rogers, expeots to accomplish this feat in three years' time. It is expected that the line wi'l be completed by Deoember 1,1907 nt a cost of $20,000,000 or $50,000 per mile and the most remarkable thing about the whole enterprise is the fact that to date not a bond or a certificate of stock has been issued, Bnd outside banking inter ests have not been oalled upon to t j contribute a dollar of financial assistance. Tfce building of this railroad if probably the most remarkable en gineering feet in railroad conetruo tion 6inoe the building of the trans continental roads across the Sierre Nevada Mountains. It is the first great new trunk line construction in the United States for many years. It is the only trunk line that has ever been projected to ran from starting point to destination without the slightest reference to towns and o!ties in the interior. Throughout its entire length there will be no grades more than 7 12 feet to the mile excepting 8 miles across the Alleghenies where there is a maximum grsde of 25 feet This road is probably destined to be the greatest ooal carrying road is existence. It should be the great est measured by low cost of trans portation and economy in opera tion . There has been several surveys made for this read down the lower side of the Kanawha river from St. Albans to Henderson. At Hender son. just tcross the Kanawha from this plaoe is where the road expeots to bridge the Oaio river. The louder a man boilers Bbodt not being willing to woik for any body but himself the smaller the salary he oould earn. If yon knew the valae of Cham berlain's Salve yon would never wish to be without it Here are some of. the diseases for which it i?t especially valnab'.e: sore nipples, ohapped hands, bnrns, frost bites, chilblains, chronio sore eyes, itch ing piles, tetter, salt rheum and eczema Prioe 25 oenta per box For sale by Gt W M Hooff and A C Van Gilder 3STE"W YOBK ELECTRIC HOMEOPARHIC BATTERY FOR Catarrh, Hay Fever, Asthma, Headache, Toothache Neuralgia, Itfluenza the Grip and a prev ntive of all tagious diseases. DIRECTIONS:?Rub the cork upon the seat of painun-; til a smarting sensation is felt; then .remove the cork to the' nostrils and inhale This treatment is he'd up through the mails for three years for $1.00 Keep the bottle well corked. apr25ofi T. J. BRADY. Point Pleasant, W. Va Detroit, Michigan. EXCURSION. Sunday, June lOth. ttfoit ia a-vuiii .to, prettiest beauty spots Only $3 00 round trip via the M. Ry., from West Virginia sUtum Exoursion tioketa will be Bold for speoial train starting from Guuley Bridge at 4:00 a m., passing Point Pleasant at 7:55 a m. nrriving at Detroit 5.-00 p m. Tiobets will be good returning, Mouduy, Jane 11. leaving Detroit at 6 00 p. m. 24 HOUR* IN DETROIT. Ask agents of K. & M. Ry. foi folder giv^ngfull particulars and description of Detroit and beautiful Belle Isle. Gall and see My Well selected stock Combs, Bracelets. Chains, Lockets, Brooches, Hat Pins, Scarf Pins, CulT Buttons, Fobs, Shirtwaist Sets, Elk, Eagle and all other fraternity jewelry. My Specialty is Diamonds and Watches CLAUD M. WALL, Next door to Opera House, GALLIPOLIS, n ay 9 tf OHIO. . ' .* Obituary. Thomas, at bis home in MaBon oounty, W. Va., Mny 3. 190G, Bro. Hugh Thomas, aged 18 years 1 month and 8 days. Brother Thomas was born in Masou oounty, YV. Va, Marob 24, 1888. He oatne to bis deatb by an ao oident, while at the barn feeding ttre stock. Brother Hugh was a young man of sterling oharaoter, having been oonverted in February 1005, when he was also baptised and united with the Mt. Moriah a. O. church. He baa since been an active worker in whatever be found to do. He bas alco fulfilled the "commandment with promise," always honoring bis parents in his every day life. His death was h great shook to tbe oommunity and very soon tbe sad news was sent over tbe wires to Iowa, where three of his older brothers occupy pro minent positions Prompted by affection for tbe younger brother and also to comfort as muob as possible tbeir bereaved parents Bnd e.istors, they were soon aboard Nahum's "chariot" and returned to tbeir childhood's home to find it draped with tbe emblems of sorrow and death Oh, how sad was the meeting as we write our sympathy goes out toward tbem and we long for tbe time when death will be no more, and "the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and oome to Zi in with Rouge, and everlasting joy apon tbeir heads," when God's people 'shall obtain joy and gladness, end Morrow and sighing shall flee away," Funeral services were condnoted by the writer, at Mt. Moriah A. C. ohnrob. where words of comfort were offered, based upon tbe Scrip ture record in Luke 7:12-15; after which a profession of tbirty-eight vehicles, besides many horsemen and some op. foot followed tbe hearse to the Letsrt cemetery, where our brother rests awaiting tbe Life Giver's call. W. A. Atkinson. A man who is in perfect health, so be oan do an honest day's work when necessary, lia* muob for which he should be thankfnl Mr L C Itodgers, of Branobton, Pa, writes that be was not only nnable to work, bnt he couldn't stoop over to tie his own tb"es Six bottles of Foley's Kidney Cure mad9 a new man of l<im He says. "Suooess to Foley's Kidney Cure" All dealers. How to Break op a Cold It may be a surprise to msny to learn that a severe cold can be com pletely broken np in one or two days' time Tbe first symptoms of a cold are a dry, loud oongh, a pro fuse watery discharge from tbe nose, and a thin, white coating on tbe tongne Wben Chamberlain's oongh remedy is taken every hour on tbe first appearance cf these symptoms, it counteracts the effeot of tbe cold and restores tbe system to a healthy condition within a day or two For sale by G W St Hooff i I A. O Van Gilder Wasted His Fortune Revising the Bible. William Hedriok, a pioneer riti zen of Madison oounty and onoe the largest land-owner in the state, was yesterday admitted to the friendly shelter of the poorhouee. Years ago, when Mr. Hedriok was rioh, he got the idea that the Bible hid been purposely made myster ious and he set about to revise it. Tbis work absorbed him complete-1 ly, and for years ltis business wes aegleoted and his property slipped through his hands. He bad settled his sons on fine farms and they offered to oare fcr him in his old age, but he refused, raying that it would be no imposi tion upon the oounty if he went to the poorhouse, since be had once been its heaviest taxpayer. Big Battleship It seems probable that the House vill appropriate eix millions or more to build the biggest battle ship in the world?cne that will beat the "Dreadnaught" which England is now building for her navy. When the matter was ander oonsideration in the House a few days ago, John Sharp Williams satirically suggested an amend ment, thatln view of the British having deoided to name their sea moaster "Dreadnaught," the Amer ioan sea monster be named "Skeer ed o' Nothirg;" that at its comple tion the captain be authorized to oballenge the "Dreadnaught" to a duel to the death, and that the President and bis cabiaet, with the Seoretary of Agrionlture, be invited to the quarter deck, the sea fight to take place cff Newport. Lucky Farmer The farmer, if he only knew it, is a little nearer the kingdom of heaven than anyone on earth. He is oertain of three square meals a day, and is the only man who can fenoe himself in and live, in spite of the rest of mankind, A few cattle and sheep and fowl provide him with food and olothing, while his fields yield him floor and a source of revenue. 80 generous are these provisior 8 and so com mon, thet hardly one farmer in ten makes any aooonnt of them, al though the ordinary business man thinks he has done well when be reaches the end of the year and finds that he has a littfe more than made endd meet. A lot of men who think they are independent are only contrary.