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Seh1g has fifty fine artesian wellsa
The tobacco crop of Virginia wil be
short this year.
Vq&tqtion is frightfully parched in
Real estate to on the up grade in B on
The blaakberry crop of Pulaski e m
ty this yedr,*as worth $8,500.
Arkansas has 2,000 milei of navigfble
'Whisnington, North arolina, is 8 p
ping a large amount of lumbert
Selma, Alabama, has fifty-tve o r
flowing bored wells affording a ple ty
of good water.
Mississip~pi prooced the lar t
amount of cotton' in 1880, the num i
of bales being 955,808.
The Mississippi river 6ommission 1]
build ninety barges, and will have f c
A live oak tree in Miconopy coun
Florida, measures twenty-two feet r
A North Carolina colony is talkedI
which shall be free from "beer saloo s
churches, ministers and lawy'ers. g
Nashville w uts to be the iron ce
of the South. Wt is now the next thI
to it-the rock. center.
Railroads, railroads, railroads, is il
cry from one end of the South to 4
Southwest Georgia is happy in 41(
success attending the boring of artei,
wells. Water in abundance has b I
o'tained at a depth of 530 feet.
J. B. Morriihi, of Mclellansvile
South Carolina, has raised three h in
dred poneds of excellent Malaga gra
The F4h oil-mill aw cot
-in ;out completed. -It is 4n
of the largest in the country, and 4s
Pleas HRoer, a negr ht a pl n
tation on Broad river, in corgia, p7
ing for the same $32,000. It comprise
2,100 acres. - .,
The official majority against prohb
tion in North Oarolina was 116,1
01nly three counties in the State
-4-i0ties in favor, which, comb
amointed to but 268. Next year
ana tackles the same question. '
There is great anxiety at Vicksbu~
for fear that the recent Congressi di
Rp rpriation of $75,000 for the i
'% ment of the harbor at that point
ie~igoing to be expended as jiidiciou~
ia expected. The citiz~ens areinov
i bt the nmatter,.becanse at this stag
f aer good work can be accomplished.
' erman society organized at New
* nsl for the purpose of promoting
th interests of German emigration to
the Sough, is meeting with flattVerin~
success. It is stated that a large num
ber 7if Germans are now on their way
froma Kurope to points in the South.
Now this does begin to look like busi
One of the Cotton Exposition's at
tractions will be an " ensilage caittlery"
in full operation. The pits are being
dug, and the multitude of horses, sheep,
hogs, cows and mules will be fed in the
* ensilage during the exhibition. The
"inain object of the system is to save la
bor and Ume.
The Oeorgia Legislature has passed a
bill makings a coniplete change in the
management of the. State *peniten dary.
- y11t'thd office of Principal Keeper oi
Wardafi .A1 bolished, and a board ol
thrge Odmmidioners elected, clothed
* with~ unlimited power~ to control the
operation of affhir. This power wai
formerly in the hands of the Go vernor
Th~e thirty-eight States of the Uniei
contain 2;299 counties. Texas leads off
having 151 counties, followed closely by
Georgia's 187. After Georgia -in th<
table comes Kentucky with 117 coun
ties; Missouri, 115; Vginia; 105; 11
a linois, 102; Iowa, 99; u~nessee an<
North Carolina, eec. * 94, .avgd Indiai
92. As a rule, the Southerrptates hav4
more counties than the. Northeri
~'Te Charleston Oouri on to thR
defe~e of the Sotherig oer
cb i wtht being un gto wor~
at saos 'b "is only necessr to Iao
aConahe ~o, Augusta in Georgia, o
atQeer tl~ Spataubutg In thi
*Iity of thimeC * , to prove tb
bno exception rleston wil~
rble opporta o h
ft n tdu to"th
TOPICS OF TKE DAY.
GovnmNiO PrwAwnT, of Maine, is to
marry next October.
YnNNoR says the outlook for the ap
proaching winter is pleasing.
SzamrAY KXrxwooD smokes too
much, so the doctors say.
A novzMENT is on foot to settle a large
number of Swedes on the wild lands of
-CAR WUDE, the Mathetic poet who
writes o44he barmn ideality of unissed
kisses, is.n Irishman.
A LADY in Colorato claims to p sess
the crucifix whica Columbus held in his
hand when he fiiit landed in Americao
TnE four-hundredth anniversary of.'
Gutenberg's use of printing type wil
soon be celebrated by the printers of
THE Thousand Islands, a few years
ago, sold at $25 apiece, and now many of
them are held as high as $15,000 by
CHARLS DARWIN, the evolntionist,
has given the rent of a hall in Downes,
England, to a zealous evangelist for a
IT is said that most of the men in
WashingtOn Territory favor woman snf
frage. We expect so. They wake then
work for all they are worth.
IN THn e'rglades of Florida has been
found a species of wild coffee, and it has
been demonstrated that coffee may he
raised there equal to the best importe(l.
THE most utterly utter nonsense yet
recorded is that of a young female ii,
the Catskills, who pitches her voice for
conversation by means of a tuning
THE Baltimore American says fhlft of
the 70,000,000 gallons of water use l per
day in Chicago, one-half goes for beer
manufgcture, and the other half for
G~ U A) I
" MAnES STEWAwmi Mississippi wife
Imurgerer who waqrUtpended between
~aven and e~t by an indignant mob
the ot'Ier d 'was first prayed for by
his father-in- w, who subsequently
helped to adjuit tb iroose.
~TURNER TRlUTH is living in fair
health at Battle Creek, Michigan. Her
hair, whic~h for years was white, is turn
ing dark again, and her eyesight is im
proving. Acoording to the best informa
tion her age is 106, though she thinks
she 1s older.
CHAnnaLS BaraLATIH rejects utterly
the title of atheist applied to him. He
contends that there is not sufficiont evi
dence to convince him of the existence
of God ; but he does not deny that such
a being may exist. He simply suspends
CONSUMIERS of canned fruit had better
improve their opportunity by canning
for themselves, even paying a high price
for the fruit, for the scarcity of all kinds
of fruit will place the canned article on
the market at an unusually high price
the coming season.
TwnNTY years ago James A. Garfld
said : "I regardmy life as given toirv
country. I am only anxious to make as
much of it as possible before the mort
gage on it is foreclosed." It has looked
for a good while as ,if the foreclosure
were pretty close at hand.
A DoUQUIET was affixed a few days ago
to the door of the cell in which Walter
Malley, accused of the murder of Jennie
Cramer, of New Haven, is incarcerated.
The offering, of course, is " quite too
previous," but it will cheer the poor
fellow up and may be cause him to feel
a little sorry.
Ta;E Whitehall Time. thinks that men
should furnish wives with politics and
that women should furnish husbands
Swith religion. The objection to this is,
religion~ls free-no, salvation is free ;
religion is the 9art that you pay for, and
tuenn are now complaining of the drain
on the pocket-book. We object.
THU Olncinnati Gazette says : "A let
i ter from Ljondon stalls that the condi
tion of Lady Burdett-Coutt is becoming
very interesting. Anent vhich an ex
o hange remarks that the 1Bartlett pair
Ipromises to proye fruitful." We have
read the paragraph~ fourteen times, and
jdon't kno* what to make of it,
taken to the nosomsl1 Ci 4&a .aust~, kau
treated as if thoy were veritable angels.
It ia not uncommon, 'when traveling, to
see almost every lady with a dog in her
arms, and occasionally a footman or
maid, whose sole duty mn traveling with
the mistress is to take care of the dog,
and see that he has water and food oni
The doctors tell many amusing anec
dotes of having been called up, at mid
night and finding that their services were
needed for a poodle that had been over
fed in the effort to kill them with kind
ness. They could make heavier chargea,
with the assurance of prompt payment
in such cases, than if the patient had
been a child or a husband. " Love me,
love my dog," seems to be the sentiment
of these ladies; and on one occasion the
writer saw a finely-dressed lady, who
had her dog in her arms, take off her
gloves while standing in a railway ista
tion, and diligently pursue and kill, a
flea which she had discovered depredat
ing among the fleece of her favorite. It
is quite common to see them led tender
ly along with ribbons, and in some cases
to see a gold chain attached to a lady's
belt, and at the other end of the chain a
poodle dog traveling by her side or re
posing jn her arms.
Signs in the shop windows tell you
that " Dog soap is sold here," and that
various patent compounds- that will in
duce canine health and longevity are on
sale. A lady walking in any of the pub
lic grounds with a dog is sure to be ao
costed by a number of seedy-looking in
dividuals, who will draw out of their
pockets pups which they offer for sale.
The offering or sale of anything in the
public grounds bei~g prohibited, they
thus keep them concealed in their pock
ets. In the upper grades of life a moth
er trust. her children to servants and
governesses, but her poodle dog she
keeps under her own eye; and a scream
from the nursery might pass unheeded,
but a yelp from the drawing-room or the
boudoir would startle "her Ladyship"
from~ ~the soundest sleep. Of course
there are exceptional eases, but it in
eludes most of those who aspire to fash
ionable life. We see dogs caressed much
more than children are, and their oomfort
studied with jealous car.
School Children's Headaches.
Dr. A. Jacobi, of New York, in a paper
on " Neuralgia in Infancy and Uhild
hood," read before the Kings County
Medical Society, said of the hard
worked school children nowadays, their
long confinement in school-rooms and at
home, the consecutive disorders of the
circulation, the insufficient oxygenatin
of the blood because of lack of exercise,
the digestive disorders resulting from
their sedentary life, are just as many
causes of impor#erish ment of the blood
and insufficient iautrition and stimulation
of the nervous eystem. in at these
cases headaches geo very frequent,
IncI'ent of Lincoln's Murder.
Those are not. cheerful-looking
g, ae they ?" said Counselor M. A.
)onald, as he auntered into the of
of the United' States Marshal, and
ited to a pa1* of handcuffs which were
upon the tqble.
ot especial y enlivening," repli6
loputy, picking up the rogue s
eleta and examining them thought.*
There was a time when I thought
r were the most cheerless and terrible
ga in the world."
he deputy looked up in surprise.
Yes," continued Mr. McDonald, "I
them both on my hands and feet at
3 for a number of hours. I
they are not pleasant thingst
Wore they put on to keep you a
oner ?" gueried the deputy, wonder
if his friend could have done any
You would have thought so had you
ni my place. I was arrested by
3ers who thought I was J. Wilkes
>th." + - 41
No I" ejaculated the deputy, more
6n expresion of surprise than an in
Lional reflection upon the veracity of
It came about in this way," began
lawyer, whose dark hair and eyes,even
r that sixteen years have passed, bear
a-iking resemblanoe to the assassin of
Lcoln: "Lincoln had been midered
a few days, apud tho - entire cbuntry,
nged in grief, was wild with desire for
enge upon the murderer. My home
i in Titusville, Pa., and I was on the
F to it from Washington, where my
air was then a Government con
etor. The route was 'by way
Erie. The train had left Erio
I gone perhaps a dozen miles, when a
Iple of officers surprised mo by put
g me under arrest and clpping hand
is on my feet. In vain I protested.
ey would not believe that I was not
lkeE-Booth. To add to the unpleas
ness of the thing, and a fact which
ave color to the belief that I was
S.ident's assassin, it was well
wn- that Booth had interests in the
regions of Punnsylvania, and had
ih there a number of times. The men
o arrested ie did so upon the
ength of my greft resemblance to a
ture of Booth which they had ii tlieir
3session. When it became known on
3 train that the assassin of Lincoln had
en arrested and was on that very
in, the excitement was intense. The
icers who were guarding me had all
ay could do to prevent the infuriated
issangers from doing me bodily harm.
had been telegraphed along the line,
A UNO~~ . S
AWastas d shot.
dead a mA 1eide he w.
How very digou!Ws a
be for many oL udL Havex n Beg
"How nd YOU thipk of calling
auntie ?Go to her imnftediately
nd tel er you are' sorry." Freddie
goes to apauti. and say 'Auntie, I am
sorry yuoare so stnpild
EiAi i r has invent a new kiss.
If shedo',res to dispose of,the old lot at
cost she- can learn of something to her
ad fan bcaln hi office out of
buvanes . .N'oa w e ize..
Ts es ago," says a colored
philoso iher,-i,#ggers was wuf aihou
sand do ars apiece. Now dey would be
deah at two dollars a dozen. It's 'ston
ishing' how de race am depreciatin'."
"Youn husban& is not in to-day,
ma' am," said a collector who called at
the door. "No, he is not." "Do you
know where I can find him?" "I guess
he's gone fishing. He carried a.glass
bottle with something he called bait."
AUNT MATIDA-"And do you study
geography, Janet ?" Janet - Geogr.
phy? I should think so, indee !"
Aunt Matilda--" Where's Glasgow?"
Janet-" Glisgow? Oh, we havon't goI
so far as th-At. We've only got as far as
Now that elephants' milk has been
analyzed and found to be 'superior to
cows' milk, of course it will become
fashionable. And as it will be sold at a
high prico, dealers can afford to make it
of a flue quality of chalk and very pure
" SAM, you aro not honest. Why do
you put all the good strawborries on the
top of the measure and the little ones
below ?" "Samo reason, sali, dat makes
udt front of your houso marble and de
bacok gate chiefly slop bar'l, sah. "-Ex
UNCLE Mosr asked (us Do Smite
why it was that the weather was so much
waurner in summer thanl in. winter. " I
thought every darued fool knew that,"
growled Gus. " So did I, boss. That's
why I puts do. question to you on pur
"BUT do you know, pa," said the
farmer's daughter, when he spoke to her
about the addresses of his neighbor's
soni, 'you kilow, pa, la wants me to
marry a man of cult re." "So do I, my
dear, so do 1; and tere is no better cul
ture in the country than agriculture."
" Tmn Bible says, 'Lovo your neigh
bor as yourself,'" the parson remarked;
but of course we must not take this lit
or.ly. If you imlauage to love your
tbor one-bundredth part as much as
-o yourselves, many of you, it will
that can be reasonably expected of
MMA-" Did you enjoy your ride,
?" Elis-"No, manuu, and rea
nough, for Connio Jameos says the
Minithis are going to givo a dance,
~we're not asked." Ma4ma-" Well,
dear, your poor aunit's doa1th was
*vidential-of course we can't go."
'is said that death lurks in cheap
tred stockings. -.New O)rlean8 ica
oe. She!I We've knowvn death to
k in the too of anU enraged parent's
>t, but didn't supp< se ho could kick a
Sto (death ini his stockinig foot. We
uld(n't go there any more if we were
lyour place.-Ne~w IIalC)n RegOfister.
Laughing Away a Duel.
Laughter is an antidote to anger. Even
duel has been prevented by some
.using~ answer which turned wrath
o murth. A man holding both his
'es can't hold a pistol.
A.Georgia Judlge named White, who
~re a cork leg, once challenged a
>the'r of the bench, Dooly by name,
:a wat mortal combat. At the
pointed hour both appoared on the
Id, but Dooly was alone. White
it his friend to ask where his an
gonist's second was. "Gone into
o goods," replied the humorous
fy, " to got a bit of a hollow tree
put one of my legs in, that we may be
The answer was too much for Judge
hito ; he laughed and so did his
ond, and the challenge was with
An Ireh lawyer, who had never fired
pistol, was challenged by a famous
oelst whom he had offended by severe
mments upon his testimony in court.
2o duelist, having been crippled in
o of his duels came Jimpuig upon
aground. He itad one favor to ask,
rmission to lean against a mile-stone,
he was unable to stand without sup
'lie request was granted, and, just
the word "Fire! '" was about to be
roen, the lawyer satid he also had a
tuzent to make, Ho asked the privi
;e of leaning against the next mile
ahearty roar of laughter from seconds
ti ohallenger dissipated all thought4
L'he great orator of the Rlevolution,
Strick Henry, once roeeved the folloW.
2 note, preliminary to a challenge
mn Gov. iles, of Virginia:
'Smi: I understand you have called
a ' bob-tail ' politician. I wish to
aw if it be true ; and, if true, youa
I1r. Henry replied in this style :
'SIR: I do not recollect having called
1 a ' bob-tail' politician at any time,
I think it probable I have. Not ./
ollecting the time or occasion, I can't
what I did moatb but, if you
Stell me what you think I meant,
11 say whether you are correct or
*Oourse th~ee was no duel- -Youth'e