ray Two Oollnr for one rear, tnt'a
'yittbta i afrortcc. Tvo Dollars nnd
I'lft 3eMlif payment le deferred three
months. All pajiere going out of the county
i, le paid fort ttdca nee.
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r.ij?-Ohituaiic8 and calls on candidates
Fifty Cents per square.,
BoT The privilege of yearly advertisers
i, strictly limited to their own immediate
iidi.0'ular business; and the husiness of
an ldvertiwns iirm is not eonnidered as in
cluding that of the individual members. .
tST No deviation from these terms under
Ad rertCsetnts not marked with the
ti umber of insertion when handed in, will
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r jtJ-.- Announcing candidates County,
Five Dollars-Congressional, Senatorial, or
-Judicial, Ton Dollars to be paid in ad
Tietsbytorian, Fayettcville no
nervicen; Sunday school ato a m.
Methodist -services every Sabbath at
10:30 and at right; llev G I Jackson, pastor;
tjundcj school at 8 o'clock. '
" Cumberland rrenbyterian services ev
ery Sabbath 10:30 and at night; liev W Q
Teniplcton,paBlor;Sundy school 8 o'clock.
Union Church, rit-anant Tlains scrvicig
1st Sabbath each month at 11 and night by
tho Methodists, Kcv W 13 Lowey, preacher
in charge 2nd and 4th Sabbath each month
at 11 by the Associate Hcraied Prcsbyteri
ns, Her i 1) Muse, pastor. Methodist Sun
day school at
A R rreshyrian, New Hope services 1st
and 3rd Sabbaths la 11; Relhcl, 2nd and
4th Sabbaths at 11 Iter A S Sloan, pastor.
Methodist, Mu'bcrry services 3rd Sun
day in each month at 11 o'clock and every
Sunday night; KcvW J Collier, pastor; Sun
day School at i). ,
Baptist, Mulberry services isi saooawi
in onrh month at 11- llev Win Huff, rastor.
Cumberland Frc sbvtcrun, Mulberry
cervices 1st Sabbath in each month at 11
and nieht: Ilcv Jas Campbell, pastor.
TTnitod Presbyterian, Lincoln services
cveiy Sabbath at 11:15 A u; llev David
fciran pastor; Sunday school aUO.
Methodist, hady Grove, (Shelton's
creek) services lt Sabbath in each month
at 11 o'clock; llev J. Talks, preacher inch
Liberty Crove services 2nd Sabbatli at
11 a m; Uev V A tJ ill. preacher in charge.
Cumberland Presbyterian, Oak Grove,
near Flyntvillc) services 4th Sabbath in
I sch month at 11 o'clock; llev A W Suth
erlend. 6nrply. ,
Methodist, Oak Hill services 4th Sab-l-ath
each month at 10 o'clock.
Methodist services 2nd Sabbath at 10 a
m; l!ev W B Lowery, 1 0.
rmnborland Frcshy tenan, Oak Hill, Kcv
J 11 Tigert, pnBtor.
Prospect, Welts' hill, Saturday before 2d
Sunday, ouch month, Rev 15 T King, pastor.
Hester's Crock, Saturday betore 4th Sun
lay, each month, R-v 11 T King, pastor.
Methodist, flyntvi'ile services 4ih Sab
l0i at 10:30 a'm; ML llermon, Flintvillo
circuit. ei vicos lit Sablmth at 10:30 a u ;
Macedonia, Flintvillc circuit, services 3rd
Sabbath at 10:30 A m Rev V 11 Aiithcmy,
preacher in charge.
.Missionary liaptist, orns Cic.k, (r.uck
rT0fiUrvices 4th Samnlay and Bunduy in
each month; Uev (i W 1V-1 by, pastor.
Union, 1st Sundar; Providence, 2nd; Lib
erty U.ove, 3rd; Oak IHIL 4th; .Rev W'T
tJill, preacher In charge.
, !ihjloh,Methodn, m-ar Millvillc preach
ing on 2nd Sunday in each month, at 3 r.
M., and I j Saturday at 11 a. w., belorc the
2nd and 4lh Sunday, Kcv S M Cherry, pastor
, .ixTtxH Directory. .
"Railroad leaves every day except Sun.
"day at 8:43 a.m.; arrive at 5:40 r.. Supplies
the following ofiices: Kel5, Lincoln, Flynt
ville, Oregon, George's Storo, Elora, Hunt's
Bution, tialem, Winchester and Decherd.
Shelby ville stage arrives Monday, Wcd
wekday and Friday at 11 a. m.; leaves wtue
days at 2 r. v. Supplies Mul!Hrry, I.yneh
burp, Roonevillo, County Uno, Shelby villc.
Uuntsvillo sUsc "-leaves Monday and
Thursday at 8 A. M.; arrives Tuesday and
Friday at & r. h. Supplies Goshen, ilazlc
Green. MeriJiivnille snd HuulKrillc.
Shelbyviile hack leaves Mondays and
Thursdays at 8 a. m.; arrives Tuesday snd
Friday at & r. m. 'Supplies Xorris Cret-.k,
Chertnutltidge.Uavriliome and Shelbyviile.
Pulaski hori srrives evory Saturday at
11'Wam; leaves name day a; 12-Jkh Supplici
Cyruston, Millvillo, TiHgah, Uradshaw snd
P.lanchohorae leaves every Tuo-day and
Friday at d a. M.; arrives Wednesday and
Saturday at-3 r. M. Supplies Caiuargo, Mo
lino, Cold Water, Ulancho.
lioons Hill horse arrives every Satur
day at 12 m; leaves samo day nt 1 r M.
Petersburg horae leaves Saturday at a
IS', arrives at 5 r m aaiue day. (Supplies
l'enfrow Station and lVterKhnrjr.
Money Orders can bo ot.tii n. d at this of
fice upon post olnc-'s in all parts ef the U
uited States.. A list -f Money Order otlices
may be seen on tppliestion. Hates of com
mission for Money Oiders are as follows:
"Not exceeding $15 10 eents
Over 15 and not exceeding f 3). ... IS do
do iW do do 40 ao do
do 40 do do U '5 do
. , U It. nOTJTll AT, V. M.
County Offlo oro.
1. Carter, Coonty Judge. "
JV. S. Fulton, Cxrk Chancery Court. 9 .
V.i Morgan, do Circuit do
P, I), iloyee, do County do .
JI. T. Holland. Sheriff.
O. W. Counts, VT. A. Millard, W." A. Cun
nishsm. I'mputy-She.ri.Ts. - -
Henry Henderon, Trustee. . a ,
- "P.. 15. Tlowpsfn, Pvgihter.
J. II. C. Datl. C-tuntySurve-nr." '
T. J. Hive-. Siip't of..Plic cbaoli.;. ..
JM 0. V'ilce, lunger. ' .
AdverMseniMils inserted at une col
lar icr STiarw cf Ten Lines or less for the
iri insertion ! Fiflv Cents for each contin-
li -1 i i il 'A ''A7!l i ll ; r ml - ' M n M ' ; 'f; K: r Hi: 1 1 ft 7: :i 1 1 L.n.. - - -
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Established iDecem!)er;l5!i!liI850AviV,M " B VfFAlITfflM
STOLEN BY A RIVER.
Hundreds of Fertile Acres Swept
Away ia a Twinkling by tie Hud
dy Missouri - m-v;
St. Joseph Cor. St. Paul Iloneer-rress.
' The 31issourHs a remarkable
river, tmlike' any , other, !J ',0 er
saw. To be appreciated it must
be seen and heard ..during., the
April or June rise,' when its wa
ters are red and thick with - the
powdered soil they have' brought
from the mountains; and -stolen
from the farms in the valleys.
Then it pours and swirls' and ed
dies along with , a treacherous
sound between a chuckle and a
half-suppres.sed, wliisperj 'which,
repels while it fascinates the lis
tener. It has made "millions "of J !
acres of rich black deposits, on
which it still , holds a mortgage,
the fuivclo.suro of which any man
can foresee; Some of these fer
tile acres may1 sustain':. forests
that have been growing hundreds
of years, but not 'a rod of the
vast level bottom lands? .which
lie' on either, side of the muddy
monster, varying .' in ' width from
two to twenty miles, stretching
all the way from Yankton to St.
Louis, antl covered with the rich
est farm produce'' and .the finest
woods that land could bear,' up
under, is exempt from the possi-
I bility of some day being devour-
1 -l .. , ..Mi" ''.111.
eu oy us nungry aim hckic moui
er. Hundreds of fanners, -after
clearing away the heavy ! timber
and raising fine crops year after
year on their eighty ; or 1 more
acres of deep, inexhaustible riv
er bottoms have seen their entire
possessions swept away in a few
days by a sudden and unexpect
ed "change of channel" during
an April or June urise."
These chansres of channel have
different causes. , Sometimes 1 a
giant cottonwootl tree that has
been uprooted where . the river
has raised upon the forest above
is borne down by the current and
lodged in the mud, where it will
gradually become imbedded hi
the yielding bottom, anu,perhaps,
lie in waiting for months, or even
years, witnout giving. any par
ticular 1 suni of existence, - At
last an unusual rise takes place,
and this hidden "snag" creates
a diversion in the strong current,
which begins to circle round the
spot, and which terminates in a
boiling eddy-increasing in depth
and force, gradually diverting
the water from its former course
until a new pathway is formed
in the river bed. If the eddy is
located near the shore at the up-
ler edge of a promontory,1 und
the water is ' sufficiently high to
overflow the flats, 'a new chan
nel is sometimes can ed, straight
across some valuable farm or
timber strip, and a river town,
where steamboats -, took, freight
and passcngei-s last year, may he
from two to six ' miles distant
from navigable water next year.
A few years ago, I orest C ity,
Mo., was kissed.. 'day and- night
by the dirty lips of this Western
flirt. : To-day the1 river ; eiortjs
miles awav, out. of sight of the
old cave, and is whispering soft
things to White Cloud, on the
Kansas side, which has gained a
river, while the State' lias lost
several mousanu ..acres, oi , pru-
ductive bottom land that now
support .cattle and hogs in Mis
souri. "When the Missoini; river, bc
jrins to indulge in its semi-annu
al five lunch it frequently de
vours strips of bottom land sev
eral rods in width in twenty-four
horn's. At such times it is dan
gerous to drop to sleep near the
water's edge. There lives in
Uulo, a rtver town in South-eas
tern Nebraska; a venerable phy
sician named Thompson. One
warm June day the Doctor cast
his fish-lines into the river near
the limber, and, lying down in
the shade to watch, for catfish,
dropped oil to sleep and to pleas
ant dreams. He was awakened
quite abruptly by a neighbor,
who told him he was sleeping on
the wrong side of a long, narrow
civviee that had formed about a
rod from the river's brink. He
did not Walt to save his lines,
but instantly "got up and got."
The next instant n strip of-cotton
wood land parted eompanj".
with the main land forever and,
with its freight of trees, dissolv
ed like so much sugar in a cofleo
cup, leaving the Doctor to thank
the river for stealing his fish-lines
and the land, and. his neighbor
for saving his life. Missouri riv
er towns are 'never safe except
when located on bluffs or table
lands, like Omaha, Whito Cloud,
St. Joseph and Kansas City. .
woman who put her
tongue to a
hot llat-iron to 6ee
if it was hot,4 -now sits.rcatmly
ar.J sees' , her. husband" pull j ofl
hns ditty boots on the parlor
i caruct v. ilhoat a word of dissent
: ' .
jcThoffecte, pf Moonlight.
. As some poople, fcays a writer,
J seem to scout the idea of. bane
ful effects froni' the rays of the
moon, allow mo to ' state a few
.4 - - ' i . -a, .
facts known to mc4 h the year
1853, when funning in a bark
between fajJfrancisc? to Hum
boldt Bay,-oTtr ? pro visions! con
sisted on thOown' trip, in most
cases, of elk rmeat" purchased at
Humboldt Bay, and invariably
hung tip in ' the rigging covered
w ith canvas:! Upon e two occa
sions, when -two hind quarters
frpm tJiQ.same -animal Svei-c hiing
up side by side, the Crew sbmc-
uiul- ly uie iiigut. uiicoverea one
of them, to cut olF sonie pieces
uor.uait xor mo numerous usnes
following i n our wake, and ; neig
lectetl to replace '"the. coverincr.
In Hie morning the cook noticed
that thQ- meat .had ajslfrny1 ap-lar-a'cc,
btit, Tibt '-fiuscting
auytlhiig, cut otr sundry slices
lor breakfast The result was
that the whole ship's company
Were hiitdc sick,rmy self included,
which the Captain, on in'spectirig
cue quarter ot meat, decided was
owing to the effects of the moon's
rays, and ordered it to be thrown
OVefboitrJ; ljut'tlie mate, ridicu
ling this idea, directed the 6tew-
aru 10 -snce ou some more oi the
same for bis , dinner, and, at the
same ume two oi trie crew ate
of the tainted meat. The result
was that all three were made
extremely sickj Avith symptoms
resembling those of cholera viz:
vomiting, cramps, fcc. The rest
of thercrew""who ;ate from the
other leg were not affected, and
we ate from the one that remain
ed until our arrival in San Fran
cisco., -, I have - seen in - China
scatwoIbr, three instancei..6f
men who had slept on the deck
exposed to the, rays of the full
moon being attacked with "moon
blindness"- that, is, . unable,-to
see In the I nighty although 'per
fectly able to see in the daytime.
Although", notilkliperstitious, I
fully believe in the baneful ef
fects of the -moon's rav's. I
think that these effects are more
prevalent m - the-v-troi)ical water,
especially Jii the .Pacific and In
dian i Oceans; and"; only ! under
cloudless, skies. v...)j.?r,rW
A Ball Under Ground.
A ball was jriven last
by Capt. Matt Canavan at the
New York mine, Gold Hill, of
which mine, he Js Supcrinten
dent. The -ball ? took place at
the new station opened at the
depth of ,1,010 feet ? below the
nrJnce.Thw, statiOTi j is quite
as large1 as ' an"" ordinary ball
room, well-floored, walled m
with substantuil timbers, and
bas "quite albftj Cpllingl"' The
station is cool and, comfortable,
was appropriately decorated for
tbc occasion, and ; was lighted
with lamps suspended from the
Ceiling. The ladies were dress
ed in nl'joo and tho . gentlemen
in correspondingly inexpensive
raiment.,, : The furniture was in
keeping with the place, and,
while there was furnished every
thing necessary., to comfort,
nothing very extravagant was
seen. Never before in the Uni
ted States If. anywhere in the
worldhas there ' been ' "a" ball
given at the depth of nearly a
quarter oi a mue ocneain mo
surface of the earth There was
no trouble about persons slip
ping Into the. ball-room without
tickets. It was a queer way,
too, of going to a-hall, this step
ping upori a cago instead of into
a carriage, and being darted
straight down toward the cen
ter ot the' earth instead of roll
ing off horizontally. in the usual
vay. flrgmia, (Xte.) 'Enter
prise. ' y,V. vn:,f.
There were two men got in
to a fight in front or the store to
day," said a North end man at
the slipper table, "and I tell you
it looked pretty hari for one of
them. 1 he bigger one grabbed
a cart stake and drew it back.
I thought sure ho was going to
knoek the other's brains out, and
I jumped in betw een them.' ,
The family had listened with
rapt attention," arid as the head
paused in his narrative the young
heir, whose respect for his fa
ther's bravery Ayas immeasurable,
proudly, remarked . n
ul Fe couldn't knock any brains
out of you, could hej father?!'-
The head of the family gazed
long and earnestly at the heir, as
if to detect tvidenc03 of a dawn
ing 1 humorist, but as the -youth
continued with great innocence
to munch his fourth tart,hc gasp
ed and resumed his supper. ;
; Now is the season when the
moth gets in and corrupts. Feed
him camphor gum. I--.:iV:;
all tho cmls thou aim'st at l)c
, h He Knew the Machine.
One day just, before harvest,
an Ohio farmer went to Cincin
nati to buy .a reaper. A de
lighted agent collared the gran
ger and dragged . him to ; his
warehouse. As "they . walked
down, the well-slocked room,
the " farmcrj . in a . meditative
mood, quoted the Jine,.rlhere is
a iwi " v. n,,,
but before-: he could start the
second fine 'the agent broke in:
"Ah, yes, T know it- sir. .1
know it like a book.- - AVe han
dled that reaper one season, sir,
and I d take $o,000 out of my
pocket this minute if it would
undo the damage that . reaper
did' our: business in that one
year. You dou't want it, sir.
You don't want to look at it.
The machinery-, is complicated,
it gets out of order easily; you
have to send cleav to Akron for
a '-i new pieco , of gearing; ' it
doesn't cut clean, and it nearly
kills ' the ; horses. Jams- their
shoulders. all to pieces, ; sir. I
know that Teaper, sir. It's an
bid, old style, sir, and you don't
want it.' , Now, here, siiyl can
show' you a reaper that" Hut
the astonished farmer just in
terrupted him to 6ay that he
knew thercaper.. he mcutioned
was an old .style, but.. he- was
certain that it did its work well,
though, all the same; it wasn't
the kind he wanted, and he had
no idea of buying it to, work on
his ; farm. " He bought another
reaper: blood thirsty as a Cos-r
sack, and red asan autumn sun
set, and' the agent told how
nicely he sold a reaperto an old
fellow who came in there uist
dead set for some old machine
that he had never heard of before.
How it Feels to be Poisoned.
C. C. Cook, the special state
house policeman and watchman,
tools a dose of strychnine by
mistakeabout a month ago.
He was found in the state libra
ry, lying upon a reading table,
perfectly unconscious, his back
arched, and his head ? 'almost
tjaching his heels, in a violent
e t a n i c convulsion. Medical
aid was summoned, and. after
hree' hours pumping and rub-
bing, during wnicn time lie was
knotted in spasms, he : recover
ed. His first request was for a
chew of tobacco, and in an
hour's time he was apparently
in f his customary health, and
with the exception of a"-'feeling
of soreness in his muscles he felt
comparatively well. Ho slept
remarkably well thatj night and
got up in the morniiig none the
worse for his evening's blunder.
He described his sensations up
on that occasion to a jeves re
porter this morning: "After I
had taken the stuff I walked
down the street to .the Metro
politan Theatre and look a seat.
I was hot all over, grew dizzy
and light' headed;. ever3rthing
turned white, and I felt so queer
that I got up and walked down
stairs. , I went to the state li
brary and laid down on the
reading " table. That was the
last I knew until I was brought:
to. 1 didn't suffer any particle
to pain, not a bit After I came
I asked for some tobacco.and
got np and walked around, and
if T hadn't been a little weak
and sore, I would- have felt bet
ter than I do now. ; It.ia an ex
perience I don't want to yhave
again,' though. There is too
much danger in it to suit me."
A peculiarity of the climate
of Galveston in winter, and un
til late in the spring, U the
dropping of what is called the
"nightdew." During the whole
night, commencing at 11 o'clock
and lasting until near sunrise, a
sound as of gentle rainfall is
hearth " Though the moon and
stars may bo shining clearly,
and not a cloud to be seen, it is
the same the eaves of the hous
es are dropping water; you hear
the constant fall upon the tin
roof:" overhead on the porch
beyond your windows. In the
morning you are surprised to
see the evidence, seemingly, of
a heavy shower just before day.
The streets look as though they
had been - heavily sprinkled" to
lav the dust. This phenomenon
docs not occur in hot weather,
unless a cold norther .sweeps J eye,and considcreth not that pov
dowiufrom Denver and the erty shall come upon him."
Kockys.' - Prov.' xxviii, 22. '
' ; ' Let these , words lead you to
Ak weallhy banker being, a j- resolve to make haste slowly,
plied to for aid by a needy Irish- kyhen you go into business, in the
man, answered petulantly, "No, matter of making money.
no; l can t ueip you; i nave ui-i
ty 6nch applicants as you every ; An exchange enquires, "JJocs
davl" "Snare and vc '. misht.:lungmir prevent murder? It
havo a hundred without costing
you much, if no one gets more
than 1 do, was the response,
thy Conntry's, thy God's, and
- t tj . v -:-t -
The Little Grave on the HilL
There's a spot on the hillside far avray,
Where, in summer, the grass grows green;
Wherrpbeneath a rustling elm tree's shade,
A moss covered stone is seen.
'Tis a quiet and unfrequented spot,
.A solitude lone and wild;
Ye I somebody's hope3 are buried there
fTU the grave of a litdo child.
jn win, Blas, fiat m6 sfono
. Is hid 'uealh a shroud of snow;
But. around it, in spring lime, fresh and
sweet, . .7
TIic daisies and violets grow;
And o'er it the summer breezes blow,
With a fragrance soft and mild,
And the autumn's dead leaves tbuktj strew
That grave of a little rhild. . .
And, every year, there's a redbreast comes,
When the month of May is nigh, : . ;
And builds hej nest in this quiet sjxit,
"Mid the clra tree's branches high;
Whilo "her melodies sweet, by ihe hours she
. .,- trills, .: .-. , .
As if by the scene beguiled,
Terhaps--who knows? 'lis an angel conies
To the grave of thai little child.
Yes, somebody's hopes lies buried there,5
Some mother is weeping la vain, -:
For, though years may come and years may
Twill never come back again.
Yet blessed are those -who die ia youth,
The pure a nd the undefiled;
Some road to Heaven, perchance, runs
through' ' ' .
That grave of a little child. 1 : . i
The Sand Blast.
Fort land Argus.
Among ' the wonderful and
useful inventions of the times is
the common sand blast. Diip-
pose you desire a piece of marble
for a grave-stone; yptf cover the
stone with a sheet of wax no
thicker than a wafer, then cut
in the wax the name, date, &.,
leaving the marble exposed.
Xow pass it under the blast and
the wax will not be injured at all,
but the sand will cut letters deep
into the stone. "
Or, if you desire raised let
ters, a flower or other emblem,
cut the letter, flowers, &c., in
wax and stick them upon the
stone; then pass the. stone under
the blast and the sand will cut it
away. ; ltemovcthe wax and you
have the raised letters.
Take a piece of French plate
rrlficu env tvr font, hv uiv. Jirwl
i i ....... J Ul.J V 1 1 v . J J . - .
cover it with line lace; pass it
under the blast, arid not a thread
of, the lace will be injured, but
the sand will cut deep into the
glass wherever it is not covered
by the lace. 2St ow remove the
lace and you have every delicate
and beautiful figure raised upon
the crlass. . . - v ' '
In this way . beautiful figures
of all kinds are cut in glass, Imd
at a small expense. The workr
men can hold their hands under
the blast without harm,' even
when it is rapidly cutting away
the hardest glass, iron or stone,
but they must look out for 'fin
ger nails, for they will be whit
tled off right hastily.
If they put on steel thimbles
to protect the nails, it will do
little good, for the sand will soon
whittle them away; but if they
wrap a piece oi soit cotton a-
round them they are safe. . You
will at pnee see the philosophy
of it. : : The sand whittles away
and destroys any hard substance,
even glass, but does not affect
substances that are soft and
yielding like wax,' cotton or fine
laec, or even the human hand.
Mark This, Boy. ,
Did you ever know a man
who grew rich by fraud, con
tinue successful through life, and
leave a fortune at death?"
, This question was put to a
gentleman . who had been in
lmsiness forty .years. "After re
flecting a while he replied :
k "Not one. 'I have seen many
men become rich as if by magic,
and win golden opinions, when
something led to an exposure of
their fraud, they have fallen into
disgrace and ruin; Arson, per-;
jury, murder and suicide are
common crimes with those who
make haste to be rich, regard
less of means."
Boys, stick a- pin here. You
will soon be men and ' begin to
act with those who make money.
Write this good .-man's testimo
ny in your mind,, and with it put
this word of God: "lie that has-
'teneth to be rich hath an evil
certainly docs. Who ever heard
of a man committing
jtcr ne was nanged.
. "Do you suppose, grandpa,"
said a little, girl,, "if I should
plant this peach-stone, a peach
tree would really grow here in
the garden?" ,
"It would be pretty likely to
grow, : I imagine," said , the
grandfather. : -
. 1 he child mused a moment,
then said, "Well, I think I
won't take the trouble to do it,
for I, might ; be dead before the
tree was big enough to bear
peaches;" and she raised her lit
tle hand to throw the stone n-
way. , :
"Stop!" said her grandfather;
"was that a good peach?"
"Splendid one, grandpa."
"A good : many ' years ago,
little girl; my father .was a boy,
and standing right here on this
very farm ate a fine peach.
will plant this clone, he said,
'instead of throwing it away,
So he planted it, and to-day the
little girl he never saw eats of
its fruit.' Those tall elm trees
by the gate, which make such
a pleasant shade for us, he plan
ted and watched for years.
don't believe ho ever said,
won t water these little slender
trees any more, for I 6hall ' be
dead before they aro big enough
to keep off the sun.7 ,
The sticky little hand opened,
and two great blue eyes gazed
curiously at the stone; then sud
denly without a word she darted
away into the garden, and soon
a hole was made in the black
earth, and the stone dropped
reverently in, and covered; but
as she walked away her faith
must have wavered a bit, for a
mischievous smile came to her
lips, and the said, "I don't be
lieve I 6hall ever have any great
grandchildren, if it docs make a
tree; but I suppose there will be
somebody, always, to cat peach-
The Man from the Rear Car.
A couple were occupying a
middle seat in - the ladies' car,
haying got on at a way station.
Probably, attracted by the in
visablc facination which never
fails to bring
about a contre-
temps, a gentleman from
car came in and took a seat im
mediately behind the pair.
There was a shock of surprise
as his eyes fust fell upon them,
and a deadly pallor overs pread
his countenance. JJut this was
nn instanl'only. Then a flush
succeeded, and a queer smile be
gan playing around tho corners
of his set, determined lips. An
hour passed. The billing and
cooing went on, and the man
was a patient and evidently an
interested listener. The people
in the car began to perceive that
something unusual was going
on. Finally tho man leaned for
ward, with that peculiar smile
6till hovering about his lips, and
"I beg pardon, but 3 011 seem
to be enjoying yourselves im
The lady rose with a stifled
scream, ; and wheeling around
confronted the stranger with
pallid face and great staring
eves. Her companion was no
less disconcerted. He, too, had
risen to his feet, and stood un
easily looking at the intrndcr,
and paling by turns.
"My God, it has come at last!"
wailed the woman. !
The stranger was cool and
"You did not expect to sec beyond precedent in the history
me, did you?" ' ()f bookselling, and so great that
.."Heaven knows I. did not! 'it U rQaiy remunerative. This
exclaimed the lady from whose month, with a view to extending
eyes the tears nau aircatiy ue
gnn to trickle.
"Well, it's not unusual. Peo
ple often meet under peculiar
circumstances. I suppose you
arc on your bridal tour?"
The lady covered her face
with her hands and sank back
into her seat. She had already
begun to sob hysterically.
"I happened along this way
by mere chance," contiuued the
stranger. "I am going West
to Lead ville. I thought I
would try'and do something for
the children inasmuch' as -you
have left us. But I trust you
will not let this ncci x-nlal mee
ting disturb your enjoyment."
The woman was moaning in
"I who you all sorts of hap
piness, and will no
trude upon you. This, ladies
and gentlemen," facing around
to the spectators, "U my runa
way wife and her lover. They
are very pice people," and then
turning away he stalked out,
leaving the guilty couple alone
in their humiliation aud shame.
At the next
station they quit
VOL XXVI AO. 10.
A Righteous Judgment.
Columbus (0.) Dispatch.
The following is vouched for
by one who claims to know all
about it. In tho dry croods
store of Messrs. Lambert '
Boyd,- are two young gentlemen
clerks who have an inordinate
fondness - for practical jokes.'
Saturday morning last ahoy en-
tered the store, and approaching
WJT5rC" "Td' Skef If
Uiey could; give him employ-
mcnt W these smart young
men had no more authority to
employ any one than-the man
in the moon; but they thought
it. would bo quite a joke to hire
tlic boy and have him disappom
ted at finding it only a joke.
After some paIcy they told him
they would employ and pay him
$2.50 per week until the first
of September, at which time, he
said, he wished to return to
scnooi. : ins motner oemg poor
he said he wished to hclrt her
all he could during t vacation,
The boy. was told he might go
io woriv on . jiionday; and went
away with a light heart.
jioiuiay morning ne appear
ed at the store in a new suit of
clothes ; which, his ; mother -had
purchased in order that he might
make a nresentabfe nnnpirflnrr.
He walked about the store, and
mpt nil' linvrl rhr nolror! Iiiml
wh.tlnde.ra -; -".
The bov said he wnsi mntl xr tn
go to work. This led Mr. Boyd
to question him, when the boy
related what is rriven aWo.
The gentleman then took the
boy from one end of the store
to ,thc other and told him to
point out the persona who had
hired him. He did so without
LL XI 11 If 1 -Tfc r
-11U t, genueiaen, saui -jur.
Boyd, "yon may do one of two
things either throw, up your
situation or agree 10 pay. tins
boy 2.50 . per . week until the
. ,T . , ' aj A um
lsedhim.". , ,
The youuqr men accepted the ;
latter proposition, and . the boy
was set to work on that condi-
tion. Lvcry ' one with whom
the reporter conversed on the
suujcct regarueti me juugmeni
of Mr. Boyd as righteous in the
m. ' l t.t 1- .
extreme. ' The younir men will
never hear the last of this (to
them) most disastrous practic-
al joke. 7,
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ciaitua ot iiiglisli literature
will mark an epoch in tho expe-
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books' Tlin niinfflinr-cmnnt thnt
such suoerior exeel loner, in a
f.irm so ronvVmlnnf .n.l m.Hmlv
booomin to - nn r h . in
morit nt-' i L:. fi
when compared with that f.fRiniJ1.! tIlc truth, don t you
ilar books generally, was more
than a "surprise to reading peo
ple. It was generally supposed
to be an undertaking impossible
of accomplishment, except at
great loss of money, and many
who knew the excellent standing
of the publishers feared (hat they ticket, but did pot go. On
had undertaken too much, and being asked the reason, he re
would never be able to complete plied: "One of my wealthy cli
the work. But it seeins that ents has died, and I wa afraid
they knew their ground; they if I went aeroas tlie Atlantic the
have not only fulfilled their prom-
ise to the public, but by under-
taking and accomplishhig somcv
thing so extraordinary, have at-
traded the attention of almost
the entire rcaduig community, to
themselves and their various lit-
erary enterprises, and have sc-
cured a sale for the work itself
the sale as greatly as possible,
they offer to send sample vol-
umes for examination, with pnv- court to know "if the lawyer
ilege of immediate return if not could not be stopped from both
wanted, or of purchasing the re- ering the jury." He had become'
mainder if found satisfactory, as bewildered 111 the maze of tech
they unquestionably will be by motilities' and subtleties Trith
all who appreciate what is choic- which the lawvers aDoarcntlv
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half moroeco, gilt top, 4 vol. edi-
tion, 75 cents. They also send
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scriptivc catalogue 01 this, and
several hundred other' standard
and valuable publications which
they sell at prices far below usu
al rates. American Book Ex
ciiax'cik, publishers, 55 Beckman
street, New York. . , ;
. The lightning attempted to
strike a dray mule the other
night. Ho kicked the flash all
to pieces, and then laid back
his ears and smiled long 'and
loud at the raging elements. -
Ther iKultry trade of East ;
TennesHco is estimated at 1(X)7
(XX) per annum. i - ' 1 ' V
J.'1V.- lUIUIULn) 1TOIJUlll, 111 l'i ".A-l , I II
15 cts; cloth, 25cts; lulfmoroc- y
co, gilt top, o vol. edition, 50cts;
true w.iy. to. secure a
is to-mistake an elderly
lady for her danghter.
: A kisa is the bait; love is the
hook, man is the fi.-h and mar
riage islhc frying pan.
"What time does the snn ri?e
these mornings?" "That depends
on whose son it i. Mine rises
at eight o'clock." .
It.has been discovered that
young men are more bashful in
summer than winter. You can't
get some chaps' in fifty yards of
i a crirl dUrinjr the ice cream
-. - . . - -
"Well, you?ll own she -has got
& a-prettvfoot. won't von?'' "Yea.
I'll grant you that, but then it
never made half as much , of an
impression on me as tho rold
g )ealc of ' manr' arble'brow,
a"d le will glow with conscious
pridc; but allude to his marble
Ud, and he's mad in a minute,
r ' ,nrrt i;rtr
One feature of tho - severe
storm Friday was tho advent of
angle worms. In some portions
of - jtfew Haven county ' tho"
ground was covered with them;
Nalurc must have got hold ' of
anew mnu oi Tcrraiinge,
Patrick "And Biddy, dar-
i.. .... .. . . y - .
lint, they've been tellin' mo
there's too manr of U9 in tbo
wnrrild. Now, if yon and mo
get the praiste to make U3" two
wan, throth won7 there be wan
i "What can I do to make you
love me more?" asked a south
of his girl the other day. "Buy
I .. . , '
mn n i i 111. w rw o vyn m
- . g, y-S, . .
was the. .mmed.atc reply., .
- .. .
; Twenty-five years asro a ; Mis-
so1111 boy homo and : startctl
0Ul to become ine presiaenr. oi
tlie United btates. lie crot as
far ns Cincinnati. . The boy is
now a man, and is also one of
th best shoemakers in the Ohio
It has come at last." A Ger
i a 1 1 .1 i ii
man has just, invented stono
goIe3 for boots. Ad
or boots. And now we
put the question to the average
ktW tllAnt hcn th avorn
va v,n ,imT,
f. itlf rt ,v;n
1 ivi 1 luiivii !? vcuiuiwiii ivy uoauiQ
for bread), will yon give him a
Lfv . 0
The strawberry festivals held
by our church societies might
be rendered more interesting
aud attractive by: announcing
liL.l ii.. 1 J.
i-uat uiu j-uung man : wuo iinus
the strawberry in his piece of
cake will be entitled, to. a kiss
from the prettiest girl in the
room, or something of that sort,
- , 'L.
l leirax ircniieman met a
brother lawyer on Court street
one day last week, and the fol-
1 : PnnvPi-s.it nn tnnlr nlt
Cy-Uell, Judgc,how is business?"
"Dull, dull: I am living on faith
and hope." "Very ' good, but I
have got past you, for I'm living
UiJ LUUI I l j
. J1J tlc!arr sa,t a vai'
11 tO hlS Wife, "these
here won t behevo that I moidy
forty-five years old. You know
"Well, answered the - simple
wife, "I suppose I must believe
it, John, as youv'e stuck to it for
A certain noted member of the
Xcw York bar once prepared to
t:a- n trim to Knm. niul bought
hcim would get ull of his prop-
Ask n mnn to wnto P00"
lO' anl llc can manage to make
a u()1 V himeli at short notice,
if vcrss an! out Vf bl!i llDC A
dignified Detroit judge, to oblige
a ittIe f?"'1; t-'Cf,tI wrote in an
album: '.siy pen is poor, my inK
is pale, mv heart it trembles Jikc
a little clod's tail."
Durinsr the Schenk beer trial.
just concluded at New London,
a rural iuror appealed to the
mystified the case, and he cried
1 anguisu 01 spiru, -uiem low
ers come here on purpoiso to
bother and confuse in jurors,
don't they, judge?"- "I stipose
they do, my friend," wearily an-
dc-'swercd his honor.
Some persons do not know
when they are saying jnst tho
wrong thing, though it may bo
true. An old gentleman, on
meeting some ladies whom ho
had known as girls ia his bay
hoo l,cordially rcmarketl : "Blesn
me! How time flic-! Let me sec.
It is fift3'-tvo years t-omo next
April since, we used to go. to
school together, in tho red
school-house. I was a liulo
chap, then, you remember, and
you were fine young women.'
The old man could never un k;r
stahd wiiY his cordial ' grco ing
was retiived so coldly.
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