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Methodist Sun ly scliool at A i: lVeshvrian, w Hope services 1st and 3rd Sobbaihs ta 11; Bethel, 2nd ami ih tSal.baths at 11 Iter A S Sloan, pa sior. Methodist, Mulberry services 3rd Sun day in each month ftl 11 o'clock and every Sunday night; KevW'J Collier, pastor; Sur. Uv School at 9. Baptist. Mulberry services 1st Sabboth in each month at 11' Itev W'm Huff, tastor. Cumberland Piesbyteumi, Mulberry services 1st Sabbath in each month at 11 and night; Uev Jas Campbell, poster. United Presbyterian, Lincoln services every SabUlh "at 11:13 A m; Rev David fctran pastor; Sunday school at 10. Methodist, Shady Grove, (Shclton's creek) services 1st Sabbath in ea:h mouth Parks, nreacher in ch It II U Llui nj - - . Libeity Grove services 2nd Sabbath at 11 a k; Hcv W A Gill, preacher in charge. Cumberland Presbyterian, Oak Grove, jiear Flyntville) services m ch month at 11 o'clock; UeT A buth- Me;ho8dTs6ak.Uill-scrvice, 4th Sab 1 nh each mouth at 10 o'clock OisudicrUud Presbytenar., kelso, UeT W Fstill, pastor. . Methoilut services : Uev W B Lowery, V C. Vomberland Presbyterian, Oak Uul, hev J lllsS VeuJ hill, Saturday before 2d Sunday, each month, Her B T Kiny. pastor. Hester's Creek, Saturday betore 4th Sun day, each month, Rev B T KinC. pastor. Methodist, Flyntviile services 4ih Sab lath at 10:30 a. it; Mt. llermon, inntville circuit. vices 1st Sabbath at 10:30 ah; Macedonia, Flintvillc circuit services 3rd giuth at 10:30 a v-Uev W 11 Anthony, r.reacher in charge. Missionary Baptist, Noma Creek, (Buck eveserviceB 4th Ssturday and Sunday in ,ehn,onth: Uev G W Dolby, pastor. I'nion, 1st Sunday; Providence, nd; Ub rty G.ove, 3rd; Oak Hill, 4th; Uev W T JiH, preacher in charge. Khiloh, Methodist, n.-arMillville prcach ine ou 2nd Sunday in each month at 3 r. and on Saturday at 11 a. m., betore the 2nd and 4th Sunday, Itev S M Cherry, pastor Mrtll Pirootory. raivetteville Post-Offlce. v.:i.Af.ii lv everv dav except Sun day at 8 41V a. v.; arrives at 5:40 P.M. buppliei .L:r .iuh .fRv.it Kelso. Lincoln. Urnt- Tille, Oregon, Gwrge'a Store. Elora, Hunt's Station, Salcio, wmcnesier anu wv....-. c.nii.i.r!:imjH arrives Monday, ea wiesday and Friday at 11 a. at.; leave same days at z r. h. Dupp u ' t" i .i ii ....... ilt (Viuntv Une. febelbyville uurir, uuvi..i..-i j - - ' , ii.....iitrt ct.-. leaves Monday ana pi.. .1.- . a . m arrives Tuexdar and Friday at 5 r. v. Supplies Goabeii. Uazle Green Mtridianvdie ana uunufiue. Sheibyville back leave Mendaya and fKt aJ arrives Tuesday and Friday at 6 r. au Supplies Jjorrw Creek, -. . ... ifM.. lI.Kilu.rue and Sheibyville. ,naTnves everT Saturday at H-30AM' lenves same day a.lVJ:30. riuppiie rvVusnm. Millvillc. V&K Bradsbaw and Vulaski. . . , Blanche horse leaves every Friday at 6 A. ; arrives Saturday at 3 p. a. bup i.lies Camarpo, Molinol ld ter,Blaiche. Boons Hill bora arrive every Satur day at 12 k; leaves same day et 1 r X. Petersburg horse iaaves Saturday at 8 A arrives at 5 r u same day. bupiies Henfrow Siatiou and Petersburp. Money Orders can be ohu.md at this cl f.ce upon post otr.ces in all part f the U ,.it" J Stutis. A list of M on. y Order offievs may be seen on application. Rates of eour ,niision for Money O.dors ara as foHowa: exceeding I5. ..... . . . J Over 13 od not exceeding $30. .. .U rfo ,io 150 - do do -40 ... 20 do do 40" o do 60.... 5 do W. W. POUTHAT, P. M. OountyOffloors. V.V. Carter, Co;ityTule. u l' itnrttii do Circuit do V 1. iJ..vre. do Ci-onty do It. T. Holland, Shsril. j. W.Com. W. A. Millard, W. A. Cun sinibhiu, Peputy-Shwrf fo il enry llcnd'-ison. liuste. B it. 'lh mirscD, K-?'er. j u. C. Dun; C ur.ty-Survoyor. T. J. Dives. 6u?'t of PaUte 6cUoo!. M. M. Vena,- Wfoner. y 0. Wlkice, Banger. lit jirVTffi mm in aw I Mill I'-AIMI IV. O. WALLACE 3 hU December Kith, "I Op3n School with Prayer." "Mister, no doubt that you Lave all the learnin' that' required in a school tencher, but it wants mre than learuin to make a man able to leach school in Cranberry Gulch. You'll soon find that out, if you try. We've bad t hree who tried it on. One lavs there in the graveyard, another lost his eyes and left, and the other one. opened . . . , .. school and left before dinner time for his health. He hasn't been back tsince. Now you're a slen der build, and all your learning will only make it vrcree, for all your young folks are roughs and won't stand no nouiense T This is what the trustees of the district said to my friend, Harry Flotee, when he made application for the vacant po-ition of tacher. "Let ' me try. I know I am slender, but 1 am tough, and I have a strong will,' said Harry. "Just as you like! There s the school house, pnd I'll have no tice given, if you wants it done," siid the trustee. I do." said Harry, "and I'll o- pen next Monday at nine a. m.M The notice wa given, and there wis a great deal of excitement in the Gulch and along the Yuba flats. More than 50 young peo pie of both sexes made an excuse to drop into the tirvern to get a sight at the fellow who thought he could teach school in that dis trict, and mauy a contemptuous elance fell on the slender form aod youthful form of the would bo teacher Eight o'clock on Monday morn ing came, and Harry Flotee went down to the school house, with a key in one hand and a valise in the other. "Ready to elope, if he finds us too much for him," said a cross eyed, broad-shouldered fellow of IS. The school bouse was un locked, and the new teacher wenl in to see what he was going to do, though school was not yet called. Harry opened his valine, and took out a large belt. Then, af ter bucliling it around his waist, he put three Colt's navy revol vers there, each of six barrels, and a bowie knife eighteen inches io tbe blade. . ' Thunder! He means business!" muttered the croes eed chap. The new teacher now took out a square card, about three inches each way, walked to the other end of the school house and tack ed it up sgninst the wall. Re turning lo his desk, he drew a re volver from his belt, and quick as houpht, sent bail after ball into that card, till there were six balls in a spot not larger than a sil ver dollar. By this time the school house was half full of large boys and ;irls. Tbe little ouea were afraid to cnrr.e in. Then the teacher walked half I ? . 1 A I. - way down toe room wiiu m bowie knife in his hand, and threw it with so true a hand that it stuck quiveiing in the very centre of the card. He left it there and put two more knives of the same kind in his belt, and quietly reloaded bis vet smoking pistol Ring the bell ; 1 am about to onen school. He f poke to tha eross-eyed boy, the bully of the crowd, and the boy rang the bell without a word. The scholars will take seats ; I open t-chool with prayer," he said sternly, five minutes later. The scholars sat down silent, almost breathless. After the prayer tha teacher cocked the revolver and walked down tbe floor. "We will arrangs the clauses," he said. All who . canead, write and spell will arise. Of j them we will form the first class." . Oaly six got up. He escorted them to upper seats and began 1p examine tbe rest, A whisper Hr3 heard behind him. In a sec ond be had wheeled revolver in htnd. 4,JSo whifperirg allowed here ! he thundered, and for an instant bw-jevolver lay on a level with the across-eyed boy's head. I'll not do 0 any more," eaid tbe$ally. "Let all 1850, 'See you do not. I never give a eecond warning," said the teach er, and the revolver fell. It took full two hours to organ ize the classes, but when done they were well organized. Then recips came." The teacher went out too, for the room was crowd ed and hot.- A-ha7rk was circling overhead, high in the air. The teacher drew a revolver, and the next instant the hawk came tum bling down among tbe wondering scholars. From that day on Harry kept school for two years in Cranberry Gulch, bis 6alary doubled after the first quarter, and his pupils learned to love as well as respect him, and tbe revolvers went out of sight within a month. They bad found man at last who could keu school. This is a fact. A Newspaper JlecOrd. "We suppose many people j think that the newspaper men are persistent uuus. xjgi a farmer place himself in a simi lar business position and see if he would not do the same. Sup pose he raised 1,000 bushels of wheat and Ms neighbor should come to bny a bushel, and the price waa a tmall matter 01 two dollars, or less, and he says, "I will band yoa the amount in a few davs." As the farmer does not want to be small about the matter, be says all right, and the man leaves witn nis wheat. Another comes in the same way, until the whoJe i,uuu busueis of wheat are trusted out to 1,- 000 different person, and not . for it is a small account he owea the farmer, and of course that would not help him any. He docs not realize that the farmer has frittered a way all his large crop of wheat and that its value ia due him in a thousand little driblets, and he is seriously embarrassed in his business because his debtors j treat it as a small matter. . But if they all would pay him promptly, which they could do as well as not, it would be a very large amount to the farm er, and enable him to carry on his business without difficulty. The above comparison is too true of the difficulties that the newspaper man has to contend with. A Divorced Wife Marries her Attorney. The citizens of Geneseo, 111., were somewhat surprised to-day at the arrival of E. C. Graves and his bride, they having been married privately several days ago. The affair was unexpec ted, and what gives it more than usual interest is that the con tracting parties were both in terested in the most remarkable divorce suit that was ever insti tuted in this section, an account ot which was published in near ly every paper in this country. Mrs. Green, the bride, asked in the last term of the Circuit Court for a divorce from her husband, on the ground of hav ing married Green against her wishes and under duress. The court decided the marriage null, thereby rendering tbe child fatherless. E. O. Graves, her attorney, in the case now comes forward and assumes the respon sibility of educating the child There are all sorts of ways of making money in a large citv. An inventive citizen of St. Louis has discovered that a cood scheme for the accomplish ment of this desirable end i to buy a vacant lot in a well built portion of the city, arid pro ceed to the erection of a livery stable thereon. The property owners of the neighborhood irn mediately remonstrate, but their remonstrance is in vain unless arromnanied bv a bonus. The bonus is produced, and the sta ble is not built: but the enter prising projector moves off and seeks new victims auer xne same fashion, in another locality. Th'e Ohio Mclhodist Confer ence is considering the conduc nf the Rev. Mr. Spencer, of Athens, who frankly confesses that freeinsr Miss .Mamie Welsh ia&lec-p, he kissed her until she awoke and screamed. In a paper mill in Manches ter. Conn., is in use an improved machine, in building which the maker says that he followed tit rations triven bv the epiril of Ibis dead brother. , .f . . nnr I Ml iiuJuiLLl the ends thou aini'st at be t FAYBTTEViLLB, TM1SSI: v A Strange. Letter. The following was handed to us, with the request to publish it in the Obsekver, by an ac tive and efficient member of one of our churches: fllorv io God! Peace on earth,'good will to men, being a true copy ot a letter written by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and found 18 miles from Iconhim, 65 years after our Sav ior s crucifixion; transmitted from the Holy City by a con verted Jew. and translated from the original Hebrew copy now in the possession ot tne i-ady Cubas' family at Mesopotamia. This letter was written by .Testis Christ and found un der a large round stone at the foot ot the cross, lb miles irom Iconium. Upon this stone was written "Blessed is he that turns me over." All people who saw it nraved to God earnestly that he would make kuown to them the meaninsr of this writing. Iu the meantime came a little child aud turned it over to the admiration of all present. Ou the letter was written the com mandments of Jesus Christ simied bv the ancrel Gabriel 98 years after our Savior's birth: OUR SAVIOR'S LETTER. .Whosoever worketb on the Sabbath day shall be cursed. I command you to go to church and keep the Lord's day holy, without doing any manner of work. You shall not idly spend your time in bedecking yourself with costly, apparel and vain dressing, for I have ordained it a day of rest; I will that yoi keep that day holy, that your sins may be forgiven. You shall not break my commandments, but observe to keep them:, writ- Iten by my own hand and spo ken by my own mouth, lou shall not go to church alone, but also your men servants and your maid servants. You shall finish your labor every Saturday afternoon at 6 o'clock, at which hour the prep aration for the Sabbath begins. I advise you to fast five Fridays in every year, beginning with Good Friday and continue the four Fridays following, in re membrance of the five bloody wounds I received for you and all mankind. You shall dili- Icrentlv and peaceably labor in tne respective vocations wuere-r in it has pleased Uod to call you. You 6hall love one an other with brotherly love, and cause them that are not baptized to go to church and the noiy sacraments, viz: baptism and the Lord's 6upper, to be made members thereof. He that hath a ooov of this letter, and keep- eth it without publishing it to men 6haII not prosper; ana n you keep not my command ments I will send my plagues, pestilence and famine tnrougn- . m a out your land. Wnosoever hath a copy of this letter and keeoeth it in their houses, noth ing shall hurt them, neither pes- ti!encoor lightning snail uo them any hurt; and if a woman be with child, ana nave a copy of this letter about her, and she firmly put her trust in me, sall 1m sifelv delivered of her birth. All goodness and prosperity shall be in the house where a copy of this letter shall be ound. A: clerrrvman said he once visited a lady of his parish who had just lost her husband, in oraer to oner ner coueuiauuii, and upon her earnest inquiries as to the reunion of families in heaven, he asserted his belief in hat fact. AVheu she askea with anxiety whether any time must elapse before friends would be able to find each oth er in tbe next world, he em- . all phatically said, "jNo, they will ho united at once." lie was thinking of the happiness of hoinrr able to clYer the relief of such faith, when she broke in nponhis meditations by exclaim ing sadly, "Well, his first wife has got him then, bytthis time." .Tudire Simmons of St. 'Louis holds that street crossings are made to? the convenience ol per sons on foot, and that it is the duty of the drivers of all vehicles, includinc street cars, not only to check their speed when any per son is on a crossing, dui to stop where there might - be the least danger of a collision. A man in London lately obtain ed a verdict for ten shillings a- gainst a man who sat down on nis hat. This furnishes a valuable precedent. The slightest excess of expen ditures over income is poverty, and '.he slightest excess of income over expenses is weaitn. thy Country's, thy God's, and WIISDAV, For tho FTtteville Observer. LINES ON THE DEATH OP AN ONLY BROTHER. BY JSSSIB FEaausos Bnows. Gone ! in tbe radiant flush of youth, la manhood's glorious dawn; How awful seems th astounding truth, Alas, forever gone! Departing forth like fleeting dreams, Linked with the sp'.rit-land; How small the lessening circle see ma, Th tin household hand. 0, gracious heaven awhile forbear, Deal gently wiU our griof; Prepare, ye stricken ones, prepare From high to seek relief; . Is he not sharing wLh the blest, A life of joy and peace; Then rest, rebellious passions, rest, Ungrateful murmurs cease. Tho' hard it seems almost unjust, That one in youthful bloom, So soon should mingle with the dust, An inmato of the tomb; Just as tbe joyous morn of life, A dewy fieshness wore; That seemed with every promise rife, So much it held in store. So brightly drawn in youthful dream?, its s.ightest joys appear; Oh t then it is, life sweetest s?em3, Whilst all around is fair. Of age, the sole rsmainia stiy, Of swift declining years; And thus so quickly called away, ..Ah! what a blank was theiis. Centered in thee, thou well beloved, Was many a hope and fear; Hope that kind Heaven thy ways approved, Whilst yet a wanderer here; Fear lesj the Tempter' artful miles, Shouldst lead thy steps astray; Lured by his fair deceitful smiles, To shun tho better way. Surely more geaerous heart than thine, Ne'er thrilled this mortal frame; All ob.ects formed by grace divine, Its sympathies could claim; So finely et.uiig thy feeling mind, With sensibility; Distress was ever sure to find A ready friend in thee. ; Though unprofessed thy christian faith, .Yet firmly I believe That Jesus wi!h thy parting breath ' Thy spirit did revive; 0, grant it thus, almighty God, Who judgeth not as man; That we may in thy blest abode Behold Lis face again. He Resisted the Devil. Richmond Whig. A colored brother whose eyes were watery, and who had evidently been imbibing expe rience whisky,, was telling his young friend George that he ought to gine too. Said George: "I would, but de temptation to do wrong is too strong for me." "Whar's yer back bone d at ye can't rose up and staud tempta tion?" exclaimed Brother Pe ter. "I was.dat way myself once. Right in dis yere town I had a chance to steal a pa'r of boots mighty fine ones, too. Nobody was dar to 6ee me, and I reached out my hand and de debil 6aid take 'em. Den a good spirit whispered for me to let dem boots alone." "h yod didn't take 'em?" "No, sah, not much. I took a pa r o cheap shoes off de shelf, an' I left dem boots alone! They Knew He Meant It. When a newly married widower passed a crowd who were stand ing on First-street lst week one of the party remarked : "He waited a long time before he hitched onto his second wife, didn t he ?" The party figured that it bad been about four years. Too 8ooj), too soon," mused the stranger; "if my wife should die I'd never get married again." " The moisture that gathered in the stranger's eyes engulphed th6 crowd in a sea of sympathy, and when he bowed -his head, and they saw the marks of a rolling pin behind his ear, and observed thatseveral tuftsof hairwere miss ing from lis scalp, they knew that he meant what he said. W. Kevers. of Denver, made his wife the legal owner of . 1 A all his property, so that it inigni be out ot reacn oi ms cremwn, Tbe wife separated from bim after aauArrel. and refused to surren der a dollar to him. He commit ed suicide. Pans subscribed twelve thou sand dollars for the benefit of the yellow fever 'sufferers of the Uoi ted States. A miser of sixty years old re fuses himself necessaries, that he may not need them when be is a hundred. lift w Truth's." 7, Sips of Xmi. The saddest words of tongue or pen, "I'm going to pay but can't tell when." What is it which, the more you cut it, the longer it grows? A ditch. "When there is a will there is a way," says the proverb, and the lawyer adds "to break it." "Dying in poverty.' says our cynic "is nothing. It if living in poverty that comes hard on a fel low." The loud tones in which some people appeal to reason imply that reason is a great distance from them. A sign posted ud in a Wiscon sin saw mill reads : "The saws are running no use to touch them to convince yourselves. Brj'zzlszzj is the name of an Af rican King mentioned by Stanley. The Breakfast Table says it rounds like a mosquito bite.' A schooner of beer does not seem to be by any means a bottom leas depth, but yet many a brown stone front has tumbled into them and been lost. "What the matter with your eye, Tommy V "0 1 it's only been going through an operation at the hands of a knockulist, that's all." - Old Diacon Dobson always boasted that he "was prepared for the worst," aud his neighbors thought he got it when he mar ried his second wife. The phonograph is like the small brother ot a young lady. It will repeat everything said in its presence without r-g;ird to blushes. Is oihing can exceed the in tense affection which a girl la dles out to her father for a day or two before the time when she's going to ask for a new dress. Widow Djubleton, having read that "parlor matches" are extreme ly dangerous, has ordered her daughter to take her beau iuto tbe kitcben ai d do her courting there hereafter. He commenced with f 0 1 can those lovely eyes of thine'' when she stopped him short and 'told bim she wasn't canning that kind of fruit just then, and wouldn't be coaxed to do it, eitner. A Kentucky editor says a neighbor of his is so lazy tnat whan he works in the garden he mnvp about ao slowlv that the 1 a aI 4. it . ! shade of his broad brimmed hat sins me pianis. 'Come, don't be timid," said a couple of foolish snobs to two mechanics; "sit down and make vourselves our equals." "We'd have to blow our brains out to do that," was the reply. He jumped on board the train And cried "Farewell, Lucinda Jane, My precious, sweet Lucinda !'' Alas, how soon he changed his cry ; And, while the tear stood in his eye, He said: "Confound loose cinder !" A young man io Hokab, Minn., in a published card calls tbe at tention of a candidate to the fact that he "is owing my mother a milk bill of 8 DU, which be has been putting oft for three or four years. We would like for some double storied modern statesman to tell us why it is that there are cer tain seasons when a politican can see a horny-handed son of toil clear across the street, and at oth er seasons cannot see him a foot and a halt away. A. widower had five grown daughters who wouldn't let him take a second wife. He gave up he wife bnt boueht a savage dog, and now won't allow a man to Ml 11 cross his ooor Bin. u ub cau i marry, the girls shan't, be says. "Why does lightning so raro- . .- ; j i y strise twice in uiu bamv place?" Professor Mortman asked the new boy in tbe claps of natural history. "Hub,7 said the new boy, "it never noota to " And it is a little sin gular that nobody had thought of that reason Deiore. Ilere Is a scene that recently took place on the Providence boat, according to Puck: Scene on Deck Stormy night 1 bough t- less friend "Give it up, Jim: let her go and you'll feel all right." Thrifty New Eosrlander (defiant in agony) "let her go l I ain t treatin Long l?Iand bound to no $1.50 dinners, I ain't." A brainless vouns noodle stop- ted a gruff old merchant on the street and said: "I have a thonffht." "Have vouT sid tbe merchant, "I'll go right oft and hunt a reporter, and tell him a hnut the accident." And as the old man started of! the young fel lour was so amazed that be . . ieonlla't think ef what he thought, I9 r op victor V0LXXM0.3I Oar New York Letter. The Trial of General Porter A Reminder of War Times The Catholic Cathedral aud Fair Sanctified Gambling:. New York, Oct. 23, 1878. To the Editor of the Observer: A vast amount of interesting historical reminiscence is being brought up in the proceedings now progressing at the military headquarters on Governor's Is land down, in the Harbor, where a commission of army officers has for some time been busy in vestigating and rehearing the charges on which Gen. Fitz John Porter was, sixteen years ago, cashiered Irom the United States Army. These charges .have reference. to Gen. Porter's disobedience to orders from his superior officer Gen. Pope, about the time of the second battle of Bull Run. The names alone of the witnesses for the Gov ernment must awaken a host of recollections in many of 'your readers, for they comprise many, the mere mention of which a roused breathless attention and interest as they occurred in the telegrams, which crowded after each other both northward aud southward during these trouble some years. McDowell, Heint zleman, Sigel, Early, Mosby, Pope and . Hooker "Fighting Joe," as he used to be called, but who now drags himself pain fully from private life, and al most helplessly paralytic, to tell what he knows of themanceuvers of those awful days. Kobert Lincoln too, the President's on ly living son, has been upon the stand to testify to his fathci's expressed opinion that such con duct as that of the offending general would have justified a death sentence. Altogether this trial is a remarkable and mem orable one. It has now con tinued for over three weeks and is not yet terminated. For years, as every recent vis itor" to IMew York knows, a magnificent Catholic Cathedral has been in process of construe . T t. 1 A tion on upper i?mn avenue. jjow mnch it is costing, I won't attempt to 6tate, partly because I don't know, and partly be cause it is better to let the im agination run loose about such a grand and reverend pile in stead of reducing the imposing mass to decimals. At all events the Cathedral is fine enough to bear comparison with many a European celebrity of "similar character, and has swallowed up so much money that the lo cal Catholic hierarchy, albeit a rich and powerful organization, has been a good deal put to it to get together the funds neces sary for its completion. As one means of securing money ,a grand fair has been organized and is now in progress in the Cathe dral itself as a sort of house- warming for the almost finished buildinir. The most prominent and most profitable feature of the fair is that form of sanctified gamb ling known as the raffle. Pret ty much everything at the scores of richly decorated tables, over which shines the aggregate ra diance of fifteen hundred gas jets, is disposed of in this man ner, of course thus realizing prices which yield to the cause about 99 per cent, profit. The articles to be raffled for, include all manner of luxuries and ne cessities, from the straw stuffed doll to a magnificent carriage not a carriage for the 6traw stuffed doll, but a "real" car riaire. One can try his luck on barrel of flour, a diamond ring, a passage to Europe and return, cood for one vear; a dress, a pair of boots, a honse and lot, a horse, a billiard table in fact, on anything the most whimsical mind can snggest. This fair is one of the biggest things in its way since the "Sanitary Fairs" of war times. It opensd on Tuesday evening with a great flourish of trump ets. Such a crowd as congre gated m and around the eathe- dral last night has rarely bctn. seen in JSew lork. Fully twenty thousand ticket3 wero taken by the gatekeepers. From half-past seven until ten o'clock not a foot of unoccupied ground could be found in tho vast en closure, and the ladies in atten dance on tables were in some cases wedged up against the side of the stalls and unable to move a foot away without im minent danger of being carried along by hc surging stream of people. A lady of some inch es and ounces declared on her honor, to a little knot of sym pathising friends who were ar ranging her dress for her when she got out of the catbedral,that from the time she entered until she left she had not put a foot on the ground. The receipts for admission alone,it is tnougnr, must reach 10,000. Radix. Things that no Fellow can Find Out. The observing young man is around and sets the world by the ears, asking why such and 6uch things are. "Why," he asks, "why do we give thro cheers instead of four? Why is it that the majority of people use their right hand instead of the left, and cannot help smil ing at those who use. the latter? Why is it that a man cannot see a bundle of tooth-picks with out helping himself when he does not need them at all? Why is it that when any one asks us how many days there are ia a certain month, we al ways say to ourselves: Thirty days hath September, April, June and NoTembvr. Why ia it that we turn to tho right instead of the left, when the left is far preferable, and if adopted would savo many an accident on railroad and high way? The driver always sit3 on the right of his vehicle; in turn ing to the right he is farthest away from the wagon he passes, and unless he is an expert, can not tell how close he comes to he wheel of the man who goes by him; whereas, if he turned to he left side,he could look straight down, and see to the fraction of an inch how close he was ap proaching an obstacle, and thua avoid it. 8ST There were issued inilem- phis the 9th Octf to 415 colored amilies, eleven thousand eight hundred and sixty rations; on the same day, to 186 white fam ilies there were issued ix thou sand two hundred and twenty- five rations. The Tuesday and Wednesday preceding there were issued to the destitute in and near Memphis a grand total of 315,987 rations. The Ava lanche eays: "Never was such destitution known in all time. Twenty five thousand people are daily ed by the Citizens lieiiel tjora- mittee. Ten thousand more are 'ed bv the Howards. Thirty- five thousand destitute people are now fed. and many ot them clothed, by the Citizens' Relief W-W AT Committee andiiowards. JJiain- Iv to the noble crenerosity of - j - - w our Northern friends are wo en abled to thus provide for our sick, aesmuie sau ujiug yew plc. If it were not for the great hearts in all parts of the 1 1 1 l : J WOnu woo uavo raiucu muucj, nrnvisiona and clothina" UDOn US. God help us. He would have been our only help, xo tfcosa kind souls who have come to our rescue in our hour of ex tremity, we owe a debt that no person who survives tho . Great Plague will ever fo-get to pay. The British misjionaries ic Af rica were the obiect ol ef ire ani madversion by the Explorer Cam- tron in a speech recently delivered before the Royal Colonial &city in London. Ke said that many of them were unfit far their work and were deepised bv the heathen : that some of them told how they had been moved to go to Alnca where tbey drew lafg" salaries, lived comfc'rUblv. and drank their champaene : and that, after a few years of thia work tbey retired Irom it, returned to x'giand, and tell dreadful tafca ot hardships they had suffered at tbe bands of the idolaters. Mr. Hazen of Bowling, 111., starting on a long journey, hired Mr. Newcorab to watoh Mrs. Hazen, as to whom be was iealous. When Mr. Hazen re turned, Mr. Newcomb and Mrs. Hazen had eloped together. A seven-year-old Cincinnati boy, on who bred bi, uiotber would not put batter, went d;r?at ly to the rivr aud Jrowntd biru tfclf. Newipaptra are used i.i nuay Bfihoola ia tho W.iS -ksteai rsadiog books.