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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1893. _ - r-? ----- 4> VOL. LVIII. NO. 39. LIQUOR DOES IT. J, DOUGLAS MOORE KILLED BY HENRY T, BREEDEN. Brothers-iu-Law and Fast Friends, but Quarrelled While Drinking:-H eart-rendiug: Scenes at the Dying Man's Bedside. Arrests. The Qolumbin State. BE.WVETTSVILLE, June- 6.-Our usually quiet and orderly town bas been shocked by a tragedy un paralle ed in sadness. Last night about 9:30 o'clock a horseman, with lightning speed, rushed up town to notify physicians and re latives that Mr. J. Douglas Mooee had been shot down with a double barreled shotgun at the residence of Mr. Henry T. Breeden, by Mr. Breeden himself. They are both residents of this town and are brothers-in-law. Mr. Breeden having married Mr. Moore's sister. They are young men, representatives of the very bestand most prominent families in Marlboro county, and had been fast friends : Your correspondent immediately secured a buggy and drove to the i place of the sad affair. I found ; three physicians and about one 1 dozen citizens present. Mr. Moore . was stretched on a mattress on the , floor of one of the porches near ? where be was shot and fell. Your correspondent obtained j1 the following facts: Both meD 1 were under the influence of liquor, they drank together iu Breeden'? ' house ; hot words passed in re- ( ference to family matters. Breeden 1 got his gun, but Moore induced him to put it up ; they then drank ' together. Moore started home 1 and was on the porch near the steps when shot. The load entered ' just below the navel. The wound 1 JWeoTpror?BC?3', and the^uafortua.ale J mau suffered much pain. Moore t told your correspondent that- he 1 was leaving for home, and was shot 1 without provocation. ? 1 Mrs. Adams, proprietress of the ( Adams House, is the mother of Mr. ' Moore, and she, with her daughter. ( Miss Moore, were seut f jr. When ' they arrived I witnessed the mos4; 1 touchiug and bearing scene of my life. 1 Early this morning the wounded man was removed to his mother's. His two uncles and cousin arrived from the- country. His ante mortem statement was taken by Trial Justice Easterling. The contents of the statement have not , been made public. , Dr. C. Kollock, of Cberaw, assisted by local pb\'siciaus, by investigation discovered that the , bladder had been shot to \ pieces, and they at once pro- , nounced his case hopeless. He can live but a few hours. Mooro stated that he entertained no ill will toward Breeden and that he freely forgave him. Whiskey caused the trouble. No arrests have been made this evening. Baked Cabbage. Cook a cabbage till perfectly done in salted water. Tak? it up with H skimmer,so as to drain out the water as much as possible.. Put il into a dish, cut it up fine, season to your taste with butter and pepper, adding a little more salt if /necessary ; then add a cup of rich sweet milk-less, if the crib bage is small. Put the whole in a baking-dish and cover the top a quarter of an inch thick with roll ed crackers or fine bread crumbs, on which put m i n ate pieces of butter here and there. As soon as it browns it is done. Serve in the same dish. This is the most de licious way cabbage was ever cooked. The rolled , crackers are put over it to absorb the moisture. Makintr the Desert to Blossom. San Francisco Call. "The desert wastes of New Mexico and Arizona may yet be broad fields of pasturage covered with herds of fatteningcattle if the hopes of the men who are deeply interested in certain experiments ar. realized," said J. P. Wilcox, a large ranch owner in thc Pan handle country of Texas. "The expectations of these men are based upon the wonderful vitality of alfalfa or Mexican clover, the growth of which is astonishingly rapid and a field of which AV i 11 yield several crop3 in a season. Its roots are said to go far down in search of moisture, sometimes depth of eighteeu to twenty and its nutritious properites the avidity with which stocke are well known. The large and live stock investment < panies which au now operadi New-Mexico and Arizona have an essential part of their sehe of utilizing the desert lands, growing of large tracts of alf with which to fsed their ri cattle and other stock. At ranch alene. La Cu coa, in ft Couuty, New-Mexico, 1,000 h of range cattle are now being and fattened for market on alfi The Mexican clover is grown aid of modern irrigation and lands laid down to it tend to prove in fertility. Stockmen di in that country have lost all fi in the prowess of modern rt markers and their schemes, : they are turning their efforts i more practicable channels." Various Marriage C?r?monie The Westminctcr Review. To eat maize pudding from same plate, or to eat in any v together, is a widely diRtribu marraiage ceremony ; in Brazi! couple may be married by drii ing brandy together, in Japan, so many cups of wine; in Rus and Scandinavia it used to be c cup for both. The joining of har among the Romans and Hindus common to many parts of t svorld. In Scotland it is call 'hand fasting," and couples li together after. To sit together a, seat while receiving friends, to have the hands of each ti together with grass, or to sme erith each other's blood, or for i vornan to tie a cord of her ov twisting around the naked wai )f the man, constitutes marria; in one part or another. In Australia a woman carri 5re to her lover's hut, and irak a, fire for him. In America si lays a bundle of rods at the doi of his tent. A Loango negre :ooks two dishes for him in h )WD but. JtBuCrontiq tV>p hria. rrdom boxes the bride's ears, an in Russia the father former! struck his daughter gently with new whip-for Ihe last time-an then gave the weapon to her hui band. Down to the preeent, it is custom in Hungary for the grooi to give the bride a kick after tb marriage ceremony, to make h( feel her subjection. Even with a civilized peoples the servitude, c the oride is clearly indicated. Damascus Swords. Good Word;< To the lovers of strange good the bazaars of Damascus ara fa mere alluring than those of Cari or Constantinople; the capacicui chests of the merchahfs contaii much that we would buy were- ou purses longer. Old embroiderie of wonderful colors, delicate chin: S?KS of manv hues, swords o cuning workmanship, all these Iii piled beside us on the floor. It i but seldom that a really gooc specimen of the Damascus swon can be obtained, for the art o working and engraving steel ii dead. These swords were made o alternate layers of iron and steal so finely tempered that the blad< would bend to hill without brak ing, with an edge so keen tha no coat of mail could resist it anc a surface so highly polishod thal when a Moslem wished to rearrange his turban he used his sword for,.t looking glass. Ice in thc Sick Kooni. A very simple but little known method of keeping ice- ls to draw c piece of thick flannel tightly over some deep vessel, like a bowl, foi instance, and fasten it there. The ice is placed on top of this drum head, aiid covered loosely by another piece of flannel. In this condition the ice keeps cold, and even freezes to the flan nel. Thus a small piece of ice can be kept near the patient all night, so as to avert many weary marches up and down stairs to the re frigerator. To break the ice, a sharp needle or hat pin is the best thing. Force it in, and you will bo astonished to seo how easily it will divide the ice. Chinamen when they refer to their wives, which is as seldom as possible, speak of them as "my duli thorn," or 1 the thorn in' my ribs, or "the mean one or the inner room." Children similarly are sty led "insects" or "worms," mach as we say "chicks" or "cubs" MASSACHUSETTS ADOPTS IT A South Carolina Dispensary Law Passed the House. "The question of trying the Norwegian liquor system in Massachusetts came before the lower branch of the Legislatureon Wednesday week, and the result | showed that the campaign of educa tion which has been prosecuted j during the last mouth has' pro duced a result. Although' the liquor committee had, a few days before, made an adverse report, the House, by the overwhelming vote of 132 to 39, adopted a substitute bill permitting cities which have voted for license two suceessive years to adopt the system if a ma jority favors its trial. The chief) opposition came from the extreme Prohibitionists, who hold that the commonwealth should not engage in a business which has produced so much woe aud misery. 'But moderate members, who always vote against license in their towns, favored the system, in the belief that it would eliminate many of j the worst features of liquor-sell ing as now conducted. The most effective argument seems to have been the undisputed fact that the entire liquor interest of the State is opposed to the measure. The bill has still to pass the Senate.'' Our Mission at Toluca, Baptist Courier. I am just back from the City of Mexico. There were fifty-six of us that went from the convention in Dallas, and we had a most de lightful trip, but of this I cannot now write. I only want to tell of j our visit to Toluca and of a most wonderful and soul-stirring service which was held there in the home of Bro. Powell. Soon after we entered the Mexi can border Dr. Powell joined us and acted as guide and interpreter for the party. He had made all the B^M%LyL^)^osL^mentB__ for_,aux comtort and convenience in travel and bad engaged rooms for us in advance at the "Hotel Iturbide" in the City of Mexico. We reached the City of Mexico on Sunday morning and here we remained for three days sight-seeing and visit ing places of interest in and around the city. Early on "Wednesday morning we left for Toluca, which is about a three-hours' ride from the City of Mexico. We engaged three coaches, and one of these was an observation car, to take us over. In this short ride we p ed over some of the grandest and most picturesque scenery in all Mexico. One point of the road was ten thousand feet above the sea, from which we could look into the cra ters of extinct volcanoes and upon snow capped mountains seventeen thousand feet above the level of the sea. We reached Toluca about 10 o'clock and Bro. Powell took us all to his home for dinner. Think of j a Baptist preacher attempting to feed fifty odd hungry pilgrims! But it was just like Powell to do it. He is always doing that which to others seem impracticable and impossible. And all were agreed that the dinner which he gave us was the best meal that we ate in the whole Republic. After showing us over his beau tiful and spacious home, we assem bled in the parlor aud room adjoin ing for divine worship. Dr. Wil lingham presided over the meeting and read a Psalm and called on the writer to lead in prayor, thank ing God for his goodness tous and his blessing upou Mexico and our mission work among this people. Bro. Powell then made a speech of welcome, and told us how happy he was to entertain us in his own home. He also told us of his work, of its prospects and its difficulties, of its trial and its hardships. He waa followed by Dr. Eaton, who baptized Bro. Powell, in a tender and deeply stirring talk about the trials of a missionary's life and of his relations to Bro. Powell as his spiritual father, and of his in terest in him and his work. It was shown that a house of worship was greatly needed in Toluca, and that an eligible lot adjoining Bro. Powell's house could be had at a great bargain, and that by using the walls of his house a neat chapel could be erect ed for $700. It was suggested by Dr. Eaton that we see what could be done towards securing this property for our mission. A sub scription was started, and an hon ored lady of the party subscribed I $600 to pay for the lot, and other 'subscriptions followed in rapid succession, and in a few moments we had secured the lot and raised over $700 towards building the chapel. I never saw greater en thusiasm and such cheerful giving. The Spirit of the Lord was present in great power. Bro. Powell wept for joy and we all shook hands and wept with him as we sang, "Praise God from whom all bless ings flow." It was truly an inspir ing occasion, and our souls re ceived a refreshing from the pres ence of the Lord. Our mission in Toluca is in a flourishing condition. Dr. Powell is honored and respected by the people, and he is making many friends among them, some of them people of wealth and influence. As evidence of this a wealthy gen tleman hearing that the party wanted to visit an extinct volcano fifteen miles from Toluca sent to Powell and offered the loan of thirty "donkies" to assist us in climbing the mountain, and one of the leading string bands of the city sent around to ask Bro. Powell to appoint an hour when they might come around and serenado the party. There are many other mattera of which I would like to write but this letter is already too long. I feel a deeper interest in Mexican missions than ever before, and I think the same impression was made upon every member of the party. . J. Q. ADAMS. Wadesboro, N. C., June 2. A Story of Frank Hatton. Having been brought up in the Methodist Church. Hatton found himself as first assistant general, subjected to many a religious "pull" from persons introducing them selves to his notice as members of the same communion, says Kate Field's Washington. One of these persons was a minister, who had not held a settled charge for ?3gg? erant preaching with the duties of an inspector under* the postoffice department. When Hatton came in several subordinate function aries were marked for removal, among others, this one. He hurried about, and by one means and an other secured letters from promi nent church dignitaries asking for his retention. He applied first to Postmaster General Howe, who turned him over to his first assist ant. "I believe I have written you asking for your resignation?" said Hatton, quietly, in response to the visitor's introductory remarks. "You have, sir, and I am here to ask if you cannot withdraw your request on the strength of all these credentials?" "No, sir; I cannot. I have made up my mind, and you will have to go." The applicant assumed the most solemn air and tone. "Brother Hatton," said he, "you are a Methodist, are you not?" ' I certainly am." "And I am a preacher in the Methodist Church. If you deprive me of this office the church all over the country will regard it as a studied insult and a deliberate blow at Methodism." "Ah, my friend, there you doom* church a gross injustice," answer ed Hatton, coclly. "Since I have been raised to one of the most prominent positions in this depart ment I take it that the Methodist are satisfied. They certainly would not ask for everything, and as I can serve the church better as first assistant postmaster general than you can serve as an inspector, you will have to go out, for I shan't. G >od morning, Brother Smith." His Kesort. "Arc you the celebrated Mme. Bom basion?" he asked, after he had climbed four flights of stairs and was admitted into a mysteri ous apartment. "Yes," replied tho bizzarre-look ing personage who had received him. "The great clary voyant?" "Yes." "And you foretell the future?" "Yes." "And read the mind?" "Yes." "And unfold thc past?" :*Ycs,yes." "Then," said the visitor, as he took a roll of bills from his pocket eagerly, "tell me what it was my wife asked mo to bring homo for her to-night I" TSE SASH OF BKADDOCK S - F?pnnd.in Virginia by the Daugli |t?r of Gen. Zachary Taylor. (WASHINGTON, D. C., June 1.-A pmvate letter from Winchester, vt says that Mrs. Bettie Taylor Djamlridge, the only surviving daughter of ex-PreBident Zachary Taylor; has just discovered the s^sh of Gen. Braddock, along with two sabers of her father's. This sa^sh was sent by G?n. Gaine? to m. Taylor just after his brilliant tievement on the Rio Grande in 16. The historian says : ''It is of unusual size, being] qi'iteas large as a common ham mock, cien. Worth, who had joined party in Gen. Taylor's tent, mentioned that the soldier's sash in former times was intended to c^rry, if necessary, the bearer from m field of battle. When Gen. Ripley was wounded at Luudy's Lane, his sash was used as a ham mock." :Mrs. Dundridge was formerly MrB. Bliss and presided over the White-House when her father was President The sash bears the loom mjark of 1707. It is of very dark rejd, soft silk, some twelve feet long by four in width, and near the cen tr? are three dark, black stains, each as large as a woman's hand, the marks of Gen. Braddock's life blood. Love Timed by Seconds. On a Brush street car the other evening, says the Detroit Free Press, was a young colored man and his girl, and they not only had each others hands as they rode,but the young man slipped "his arm about her waist, and didn't seem tcv.care a copper for the winks and smiles of the other passengers. After a time a white man got up and passed out on the platform and beckoned the young man to come 'out. The latter hesitated to leave a good thing, even for a j was asked : "Young man, do you love that | girl?" "Yes, sah, I does," he promptly replied. "And she loves you?" "She do, sah." "How long have you known her?" "'Bout an hour." "Isn't that falling in love pretty rapidly?" "Yes," sah, but dat's de way I does. Don take me ober ten min utes to fall in love wid anybody. We hain't like white folks 'bout dat." ' How long does it take you to | fall out again." The young man looked into the j car and saw that another colored man who had been standing by the front door had taken his seat. Not only that, but he was holding the girl's hand in the most affection ate manner. He took this in at a J glance. "How long, sah? How long? Why, jest 'bout ten seconds, sah, au' de ten seconds hev expired." And he dropped off the car and went off in the darkness whistling a tune without a quaver of sadness in it. The Savannah News says that the Secietary of War Lamont is showing sound judgment in thor oughly reorganizing the war de partment. His experience in the department convinces him that there is altogethei too much rod tape in the transaction of public business. The order for reorgan ization has gone into effect, and the result will be greater efficiency and an immense reduction in ex penses. There ought to be just such reform as this in all the de partments. Thc government has altogether too many employes. Somo make work for others. The governjiment printing office was a fair sample of the I condition of affairs in other branches of tho public service. The new public printer. Mr. Bendict, when he took charge of the govern ment printing office the other day, found there were at least 1,000 I employes more than there was any need for. Tho surplus of labor was at once discharged, and now the work is all done much more satif factorily and promptly than pre viously. Hicks for June. Rev. Irl R. Hicks, the St. Louis weather scientist, makes these predictions for june : A storm period is central with the new moon on the 3d. A war wave of much severity will pa over the country from about tl 2d tothb 6th, with marked indict tiona of earthquake perturbation A wave of cooler air will folio for several days. On the 9th an 10th it will grow very warm and series of rains and storms will s< it with many prospects of contim ing indefinitely. A storm perio is central on the 14th and man startling electrical storms will 1: natural until the 20th and 2lst. . surprising feature of these solstic storms is the tendency of th clouds to whirl into retrogade mc tion, storms appearing to aria from Easterly directions an drenching the earth with unlooke for downpours. About the 22 to 25th much cooler weather ma be expected, with a probable ces sation of rains and storms. Th last storm period for the month i from the 26th to 30th, durini which a wave of intense heat wil pass over this country. The Venui equinox, central on July 11th promises rain for most of tha month. In cases of late crops givi your soil thorough and repeatec plowing as soon as possible afte rains. Never let it bake especially in July. A Blind Girl Printer's Skill. MANSON CITY, IOWA, May 27 - A remarkable case of what can be done by a blind person is. nov beiag exemplified. At Swale dale near this city, some twelve weekf ago S. 13. Angeli purchased thc Swaledale Bee, and not having enough assistance his blind sister Miss Hattia Angle, prevailed upor him to allow her to go into the office and assist in the work, Foi the first few days she found oc cupation in folding papers, etc., and she soon became so proficient in it that she asked to be allowed to set type, and was given a case to see what-she could do. In less than an hour she had the boxes learned and her first stickful of type was set in fifty minutes. ' Wnat is sun'more reinarhaure che can now set as much type as thc average compositor, and do it with greater accuracy. She ex periences but little difficulty with her copy. She is expert in writing the languuge of the blind, and matter is dictated to her. Writing it down in her language she goes to her case and gliding her fingers over the raised surface she retains in her mind entire sentences, and accordingly can set with great rapidity. In order to get the type right side up her middle finger is used in feeling the nicks, and this is done while the type is being lifted into position in the stick. She has not.yet attempted to dis tribute type, but she expects to soon become master of this art as well. Miss Angeli is a very intel ligent young woman, and is a fine player on the piano. She has also achieved quite a little fame as a singer. Abraham Lincoln was the son of a poor farmer, and of his boy hood days little is known. He was born in a small cabin on the Big South Fork of Nolin Creek, .in La Rue County, Kentucky, which is about three miles from Hodgensville. One of the few little stories of his youth that the writers of his life havr been able to find shows that even at the early age of ten he was guided by the same noble and generous impulses that made everobody love him when he grew to be a man. One day, after fishing for hours,ho was "returning home, tired and hungry with only one fish, when he met a soldier. His mother and father had always taught him to be good to soldiers, and so, thinking this one might be hungry, he un hesitatingly gave him the the fish he had worked so hard to catch. Another suggestion about get ting rid of flies, supplementing one recently given, is sent by a correspondent. It is to sponge windows and sills with Btorng carbolic acid, applied when the sun shines and flies are most numerous, and repeat if necessary. The insects die in a few minutes, and may be swept up and bumed. Au exchange tells how a party of sixteen ladies at Susquehanna desired to take the train to Binghamton one day last week, and while waiting became so absorbed in an argument on the suffrage question that the train came and went without their noticing it. Which only shows what a very interesting subject it is. ' The Women of Imperial Rome. I Thc Westminster Review. * In Juvenal's time the women I were entirely independent. They could do as they pleased, go where they liked without comment, and were mistresses of their own for tunes and estates. After the great J civil wars the religious rite of mar riage was discontinued, and a new custom gradually arose, by which a woman on her marriage did not cease to belong to her father's house, to which she could return, if she liked, by divorcing her hus band. With such a loose state of mor als, and divorce so easy, it seems to us it was scarcely worth while j to marry at all. The Romans themselves were of this opinion. So many were averse to marriage and so objected to the burden of j children that the old Roman stock was threatened with extinction, and was eventually superseded by that of freed men and provincials. "Wilt thou tamely drag the galling | chain, While hemp is to be bought, while knives remain?" asks Juvenal of Ursidius, on the eve of the intended marriage of j the latter. A rich Roman who married was regarded as a fool. Unmarried and without heirs, he was courted by crowds of sycophants and legacy hunters, who swarmed around him, on the lookout for gifts during his life or for legacies at his death. He was an object of attention to and adulation from all. Each Ro man vied with his neighbors in his display of wealth. 'Ostentation became a passion. A feast was not [ considered a success unless the cost of it was a matter for discus sion by "all Rome." Palaces and villas were built in-themost splen did and costly style. Beautiful marbles, gold, and silver and' pre cious stones were lavishly used, in order to show the wealth ot their | owner. Nero had several rooms in his Golden House studded all over | with pearls. Goethe might well L - i i- T> " ^, nwi'n fin f. -?etea?fiat par-1 venues in history. 1111111 J111 ABERDEEN, 0., July 21,1891. Messrs. Lippman Bros., Savannah, Ga. DEAR SIRS-I bought a bottle of | your P. P. P. at Hot Springs, Ark., and it has done me more good than three months treatment at the Hot Springs. , Have you no agents in this part j of the country, or let me knowhow much it will cost to get three or j six bottles from your city by ex press. Respectfully yours, JAS. M. NEWTON, Aberdeen, Brown County, 0. NEWNANSVILLE, Fla., Juno 5, '91. Messrs. Lippman Bros., Savannah, Ga. DEAR SIRS-I wish to give my testimonial in regard to your val uable medicine, P. P. P., for the cure of rheumatism, neuralgia, dyspepsia, biliousness, etc. In 1861 I was attacked with bilious muscular rheumatism, and have been a martyr to it ever since. I tried all medicines I ever heard of, and all the doctors in rea-jh, but I found only temporary relief; the pains were so bad at times that I did not care whether I lived or died. My digestion became so im- \ paired that everything I ate dis agreed with me. My wife also suffered so intensely with dyspep sia that her life was a burden to her; she would be confined to her bed for weeks at thc time ; she also suffered greatly from giddiness and loss of sleep. Some time in March I was advised to take P. P. P., and before wc (my wife and I) had finished the second bottle of P. P. P., our digestion begau to im prove. My pains subsided so much that I have been able to work, and am feeling like doing what I have not done before in a number of years. We will continue taking P. P. P. until we are entirely cured, and will cheerfully recommend it) to all suffering humanity. Yours very respectfully, J. S. DUPRISS. Mrs. Kendal, who is justly noted for her lovely complexion, gives the following as he beauty formula : Ten hours' 6leep euery night; & four-mile walk every day; vigor ous rubbing in coldwater; brown bread ; no sweets and no coffee. We think Gov. Tillman and Senator Butler are right in oom iug square out against caucus restrictions. Caucuses and com bines in this county have defeated! many good men and are unjust any way-Ex. ! Cream-o?-Tartar Trees. Chambers's Journal. Nature's laboratory is ceaselessly working, developing, and storing up products for the use of mankind at large. In the vegetable king dom this is especially noticeable, and if man sometimes only suc ceeds, after much experiment and work, in making the plant.give up its useful properties, at other times -and these are of frequent occur rence-he finds the product already manufactured, and requiring but^a small amount of preparation to render it fit for utilization.. To this latter category of plants yielding ready-made .products, the cream-of-tartar trees may be said to belong. They are members of the genus "Adansonia," of the na tural order "Bombaceae." 'Until within the past* few years, it was thought that only one species could rightly claim the title of the cream of-tartar tree-the "Adansonia Gregonl," the gouty-stem tree of Northern Australia. Recent re searches have, however, proved that the Baobab ("Adansonia dig itata") of Senegal contains nearly 2 per cent, of free tartaric acid and nearly 12 per cent, af bitartrate of potassium. The acid i? found in the farinaceous pulp surrounding the seed, and has at all.times been highly esteemed by travellers, who mix ic with a little water in order to make a refreshing beverage. How To Extinguish Fire. Take twenty pounds of common salt and one pounds of sal am moniac (muriate) and ammonia, to be had of any druggist)' and disolve In seven gallons of water. When dissol red it can be bottled and kept in each room in the House to be used in an erne of a fc&-x><xxirfmg, one or two bot ??efTshould be immediately thrown hard enough to break them ; the fire will certainly be extinguish ed. This is an exceedingly simple process and certainly worth a trial. - -Medical and Surgical Reporter. President Cleveland's Cancer. -'-nrnas ?een mmorea tnat ne n'as " it. If he would take a course of Batanic Blood Balm, the best blood purifier and building ^up remedy in the world, he would soon be well. It will not disap point. Price $1.00 per large bottle For sale by druggists. Use iff or blood and skin diseases, rheuma tism, catarrah etc. The troubles that kill us are the ones we borrow. The crop of com in this country last year aggregated 1,619,494,000 bushel. Don't talk too much. A stiff lower jaw is as useful as a stiff upper lip. More than four-fifths of the mur ders in the United States last year were by men who had no regular occupation. One of the sages says : "Don't go to law unless you have nothing to lose ; lawyers' houses are built on fools' heads." Christianity does not propose to make a man better thau his neigh bor, but it proposes to make him better than himself. Coffee was not known in England until 1641, when it was introduced as "a new and pleasent drink." What a dreary meal breakfast must have been to the ancients? A man who really loves horses and dogs loves woman and child ren next. All things comes to the way of him who does not expect too much. The cry of hard times, says the Constitution, is heard everywhere in the land. But are the majority of the people doing anything to make times easier? They spend $600,000,000 a year for liquor, $20, 000,000 a year for tobacco,and dur ing the past nine months,the worst period of our financial depression, they have imported $7,000,000 worth of foreign luxuries a month. When people spend so much money for what they do not need there is bound to be a financial stringency somewhere. About 175,000 miuers are now on a strike. This volun tary stoppage of work is a poor way to make times better. Then, look at the money wasted on amusements. The Brooklyn handi cap cost, the 40,000 people who at tended it about $1,000,000 in wageis, admission fees, etc. A few few days ago a circus took $4,000 out of a Tennessee town, and it is estimated that fully 90 per centtof this came out of the pockets of poor people.