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One inch. .....52 OO.Fourth column. $7 0 Twoiaches.... 3 50Xhird column. . 9 50 Three inches.. 4 tO.IIalf column... 12 00 Four inches.... & WJi ol column... w w Five inches.... 6 25,Vhole column. .20 00 FOB TWO MONTHS. One inch S3 &0,Fourthcolumn.$ll 00 Twoiaches.... & uu, l inru comma. HTee intii;.. w. ...... - Foorinche 8 00 f of column.. 2o 00 . . r t 1. ...... Vll fill llvemcnes.... y w,huu!muiiu. One Inch $4 &0 Fourth co!wnn.lji Two inches.... 7 00 Third column. 20 Three inches... 9 00. Half column.. 2 Four inches.... 11 00? of column.. 30 Five inches.... 13 (WjWhole column. 3o oo oo 00 00 00 roa six mom-us. r-. fe 00, Fourth co!tnn.f 24 00 Twoinhes....lO OOiThird column. 30 . . 11 Ul'tl.lf Knlnmil. . ?.(5 00 00 tt;i,c. ...18 00 ? of column.. 4a A urcc invuvwti" ' - , . 00 00 Five laches'.. ..21 00,V hole column. CO , . , ron okk stfttt. One inch. ....$10 OO Fourth colurnn.$35 . Two inches. . . 17 OOjThmi column. 47 rri 9? CH) Half column. . CO 00 00 00 v...s ..i,. . 27 00.?.' of column.. 80 00 it: s..i.a" OOiWhole column.100 00 agjr- Advertisements inserted atUne V il- ar per Square of ien unei or i .. :...,. . vtrir Ctnia for each cont the tin UIBfc IUBCIUUU , ' J . . .. nance. gsyLocal and Special Notices, T wenty Cents per line, jj Obituaries and calls on Candida ites BaT The privilege of yearly advertisers is 6tnctiy uuuieu io ueir uw u ..uv... j- ;.. i.,.noio- anrl the business BUU ltruiai ""-'-"1 " . an advertising Crui is not considered as in- ,.r i.n individual members. jCQf No deviation from these terms under any circumstance. . eS-Advertisemts not marked with the a J 1 i .1 number of insertion when nanueu in, i ul le continued until orderea oui, i!uj. J- meut cxactevl. egs No advertisements inserted gratui S3- AdveiSisemenU of an abupivo na t . :n .,. I., inaorlixl at anv urice. - cure numwipwo ' - -- j a 1153?- Announcing candidates Loxinty, lit. Seu&ton&L , or Jadicial, Ten Dollars to be paid in ad ancc. i Cbiirch Directory. Tiesbytprian, Fayettcvi'.lc r.o regular services; Sunday aohool at 8 a m. Methodist services every Sabbath at 10:30 and at night; Ucv G P Jackson, pastor; Sunday school at 8 o'clock. Cumberland Presbyterian services ev ery Sabbath 10:30 and at night; PeV W G Tcmpleton.pastor; Sunday school 8 o'clock. Union Church, Pleasant Plains servicts 1st Sabbath each month at 11 and night by Uio Methodists, Kev W B iowey, preacher in chnr"e 2nd nnd 4th Sabbath each month at 11 by the Associate Reformed Prcsbyteri nns, Bcv J Muse, pastor. Methodist Sun day school at . A liPretsbynan, New Hope services 1st and 3rd Sabbaths a 11; Bethel, 2nd and Ith Sabbatlia at li nev a o oiwh, ib.ui . Methodist, Mulberry services 3rd Sun day in each mouth at 11 o'clock and every Sunday night; Bet W J Collier, pastor; Sun day School at 9. Baptist, Mulberry services 1st Sabbath in each month at 11' Rev Wm 1 1. . IT r as tor. Cumberland Presbyterian, Mulberry cervices 1st Sabbath in each month at 11 and uiaht; Uet Js Campbell, pastor. United Presbyterian, Lincoln services every Sabbath at 11:15 a m; Uev David Stran pastJrj Sunday school at 10. Methodist, Shady Grove, (Slielton'a cree10 services 1st Sabbath in eah month at 11 o'clock; P.ev J. Parks preacher inch Liberty Grove services 2nd Sabbath at 11 a m; Bcv W A Gill, preacher in charge. Cumberland Presbyterian Oak Grove, near Flyntvillc)-sotv.ces 4th Sabbath . in each month at 11 o'clock; Ucv A W Suth- CrMcaio6S!J6ak Ilill-services 4th Sal, Uth wh month at lO o'cWck. . Methodist services 2nd Sabbath at 10 a v: Kcv W B Lowcry, P C. Oombcrland Picsl-ytenan, OaklhlLllov J?rSSill.Saunh,y before 2d Sunday, each month, llev B T King, pastor. Heater's Cre. k, Saturday beloie 4lh Sun day, each month. Iter B T King. pator. Methodist, b-lyntville-services 4jh Sab tath at 10:30 a.m; ML Hermon, Hintville circuit Svices lat Sabbath at 10:30 a Macedonia, Flintvillc circuit eerv.ces 3rd Sabbath at 10:30 A M-Ilcv AV 11 Anthony, preacher in charge. 1 Missionary Baptist, 5 orris Creek, (Buck--veervices 4th Saturday and Sunday in each month; lhv GV Dolby, PMor. Union, 1st Sunday; Providence, 2nd; Lib rty Grove, 3rd; Oak Hill, 4th; Kev W T (Gill lireaclierin charge. Shiloh.Methodist, near Millville preach ing on 2nd Sunday in each month at 3 r. M.:and on Saturday at 11 a. m., before the 2nd and 4th Sunday, Kev S M Cherry, pustor CMtctll Uirootory. rnycttcville lost-Offlco. Railroad loaves every day except Sun ay at 8:45 a.m.; arrives at 5: 10 r.M. Supplies the following ofliccs: Kelso, Lincoln, Hynt Tillc, Oregon. G.-orge's Store, Flora, Hunt 8 Station, Sab-m, Winchester and Dechcrd. Shelby villa stage arrives Monday, Wed nesday and Friday at 11 A. m.; leaves same days at 2 r. v. Supplies Mulberry, Lynch burg, Booncville, Count Line, Shelbyville. Uuntsvillo stage leaves Monday and Thursday at 8 A. M.; arrives Tuesday and Friday at 5 p.m. Supplies Goshen, Hailo Green. Meridianville and lluntjsville. Shelbyville back leaves Mondays and Thursdays at 8 a. M.; arrives Tuesday and Friday at 5 r. t. Supplies N orris Creek, Chestnut Uidge.llavi thorno and Shelby vilie. Pulaski horse arrives cveiy Saturday at 11:30a; leaves same d.fy a. 12:30. Supplies Cyruston, Millville, Pisgah, Bradshaw and Pulaski. Blanch horse leaves every Tuc-day and Friday at & a. N.; arrives Wednesday and Saturday at 3 i;. M. Supplies Camargo, Mo lino, Cold Water, Blanche. Boons Hill horse arrives every Satur day at 12 m; leaves same day t 1 r iVtornhurghitrsi leaves faalurdaj at 8 A m; arrives tit 5 r U mo day. Supplies Itenfrow Station and llrsburg. V Money Ordhrs can be obtaliitd at this of fice upon post oflirvs in all parts ef the U nitcd States. A list of Money Order offices may bo seen on application. Bates of coin mission for Money Oidcrs arc as follows: Not exceeding $15 10 cer.ta Over 15 and not exceeding 30. . .'. 15 do do 30 do do 40 20 do do 40 do do 50 23 do W. B. D0UT1IAT, P. M. CountyOlllccrs. X. V. Carter, County Judge. " A. S. Fulton, Clerk Chancery Court. , W.C. Moi-taii, do Circnit do P. 1. lioyce, do County ' do It T. Holland. Sheriff. V. CVmnla, W. A. Millard, . A. Cun lunphain, Depuiy-Slu-rilTs. Henry lUr.d.-raon, Trustee. Ik H.'rhoiipou, Uegister. .1. II. C. Duit, County-Surveyor. Tj. J- Itives, Sup't of Public Schaola. .1. B. Moriran, Coroner. )) O. Wallas, lUngvr. 7 Established December 15th, The State's Ability to Pay. The followmc: is an extract of Col. Baxter Smith's speech on Monday, showing the ability of the State to pay, and the amount to be paid under the 50-4 com promise and the advantages from its acceptance: . A statement, showing theva monnt that will be. saved to the, State by ratifying a compromise at 50c on the dollar, with, inter est at 4c, 5 The bonded indebtedness of the ' ' ' State is now, With interest to July 1, 1670, 520,221,300 4,201,700 Making a total debt of Which adjusted at 60c will be reduced to 121,423,000 . I . 12,211)0 Amount saved In principal, . g 12,211,500 To meet the interest on the debt i . . . as it now stands, it will re-' 'i - 1 quire an annual revenue of $1,405,000 To meet the interest on the debt ' if the proposition is accepted .'tn it will require an annual rev- i , : euueofonly 438,40 Amount saved annually in ia. i . -' .. tercst - 97C.M0 Thus it will be seen that by accepting tlie proposed compro mise there is saved at once in the way of principal $12,211,500; and interest annually $970,540, which, as against the debt as it now stands, and if allowed to run on for thirty years longer, there is saved to the State in the way of principal and interest, nearly $12,000,000. : : ; ;. 1 To pay the interest on the State debt after the ratification of the compromise, the amount required as above; shown, is 188,460.- V. The Comptroller shows that the Tax privilege amounts to $351,OOOjOo The penitentiary lease ia 70,WXM0 100,000i)0 And the railroad tax Making altogether, $521,500.00 Which will be amply sufficient to pay the interest on the debt after it is adjusted, leaving all the taxable property of the State now assessed at $223,000,000 to be taxed only for school purpo ses and the running expenses of the State government A forty cents tax will do this, ten cents of which for schools and. 'thirty; cents for State expenses. 11ns will produce ; A revenue of .. . $302,000 With which to pay the cur- . , , , rent expenses of the State amounting to . '$525,000 - And interest on school funds 150,750 675,760 Leaving a balance of , ; , f 216,250 To pay costs of collections and loss from delinquencies ana de falcations. .'. ' ' As to the ability of the people in Tennessee paying , an assess ment on 223,000,000 of taxable property sufficient to pay - cur rent running expenses" of the State, and interest on the school fund, they are referred to the fol lowing: i ' ,, ,.! "The State has more abundant resources than Alabama', where one dollar is paiu wnn no ex emption whatever from taxation or Florida, where ninety cents is paid, or Louisiana, where one dollar and forty-five cents , is paid, or South Carolina, where seventy cents is paid. The State tax in Texas is 5(te in ew Jei-sey,doc; in Cahforn- n 7fl-lfin Tv.niRiiR. 50p in Ohio. I ia, oc; m ivansas, uvc; in umu, 20c; and in all the States named the local taxis equal to oar own. ( These nine States pay an aver are State tax of G5c. ' ' It is not put upon them by any foreign or, despotic agency; the ballot is as free, there as with us, and their governments' arc administered by their own chosen officiate. 1 If the debt is not adjustod now, upon terms that are accept able to the people and to the creditor, the State '.will arouse herself like a strong man after sleep, and vindicate ' her own good name." One of the greatest oencnis u accrue irom mis Eeuiemtm, ia the increase of currency it will give the people of the State, by reason of the 6mall bond feature of the act. ' - - One-third of the" compromise bonds are to be issued in denom inations of from five td fiv6 hun- Ired dollars. This plan has been successfully tried in Georgia,and to-day she is' tho "most; prosper ous of all the Southern States, and her bonds arc above par in the markets. . I The small bonds become 'a substitute for the greenback cur rency which has been contract ed by Federal legislation, and furnishes that increase of cur rency which is demanded by ma ny of the people of the State. , ' , Tho small bona .nas tnc au- vantagc that it draws four per cent, interest all the time," and thereby makes every man w1k chooses to be, to that extent, his own banker. Tho owner ol: the bond can have the use of it ns monev. and all the time he holds it the interest is accumulating on it. The small bonds will fur nish a much, needed local curT ronrv. and at the same time h desirable investment for capital. "Let I85Dy J- 1 FAYETTEVILLE, - TENNESSEE: TflURSDAF, M . J Quick T?it Wins. Yara ago, into a .wholesale grocery store in Boston; talked a tall muscular ' looking man, evidently a ( freh comer from .some backw? od ? t o w n i ! Ma i n e or New Hampshire - 'Accost ing the first person hejnet, who happenedio be the merchant bioisejf,, he.eaidr a ;r:i-fy :tn ; i i "You don-'v want : to: hire a man in yourstore',' do 5011V" ".Well' said thef merchant, "I don't 'knofr; vh'at bait yon do?" "Do?" 1saU; tlje' ; jra'an ; "rather guess l can luru my nana to al most anything what do yoa war.t.donc?7 i . .t i.t -.. Wcll, if I was to hire a man it would be one that could "lift well, a strong, wiry fellow: one for instance, that could shoulder a sack of coffee like that vbh- derl ahid icarrjl it .Woss the Wloohand never lay U'ddvVn." 'There, now,' Captain," 1 said tho country jriari frihatVjusf me. lean lift any thing"' I! hitch to; jou can t suit me better. What til -.ii ' ..t 1 - ill tnui j uu give u t mim.uuut. kwu suit your' " "i n ten you, ' 6aia tnc mer chant; "If jou will shoulder that sack of coffee andoarryjt across 5 the store I twica ! and neveii lay1 it down, Ii wilH hire J-6 a4 year at 5100 per. cjohtH." -'DbnViaitrnhe r stranger, ana .by this time every , clerk in the 61 ore had gathered' around and were wailing to .join iivthe faVigh1 'against - thb m'ali wlio walking up to the sack,. threw it across ma snomaer wiiu per- lect ease, although extremely heavy, and,'4,' walkings ithjit UYiue across me eiore, weni qui etlf to a large , hook, which was fastened to the wall, and, hang ing it -tipturneo; toabe mer chant and said: j o therp till doomsday; I shall nev ."inere. , now. it mav-iiianr" er lay it down... rYhat;:Bhall go about, mister?.; Just.give me plenty to. do and ?10U a month and it's all right," . The clerks broke into a laugh, I and the merchant,' discomfited, yet ( satisfied,- .kept .4ns- agree ment, LahdJf to-day. VtHd Jgrcen countryman is tho senior part- ner in the urm, ana is worth a million' dollars.- Uttca Ob server. W, ' '. -, .' Vi,;.;) 1 A New Trick at Swindling. ; - A few: days &g aj ;package was received. at Atalissa on the Rock Island road, by express, valued at several-thousand dol lars. ThcrToute-.mcssenger in structed theiAtalissa-agent: not to Haye Jholpackage.jn. the 6f fice over night,- but to take it home,or deposit it in a safe place elsewhere.' That night the ex press office was broken intoland rpbbciT,- a few trinkets of ;ik ral ne;bcing taken, ihoiagh' Jhe of fice was thoroughly ransacked. Tliis is a trick wbich. has been frequently playd upon, the ex press companyA- package ol silk, as in this-case or snide iowolrv. is ' directed -from an office to some-rural of- ia this state; on which -.v.. i t.. n is marked -aj largo l value. The niirht following its' delivery the acrency is robbedarid- a "suit follows to recover me vaiuc oi thp yaluablc 'package stoIcnUy the Bwiiidlr , who sc)it i bnd whoi followed it; to is I destina-,. t!oinAIt won "for ajtime,1 bot the express company has learh- od tho game, and nowirhmcusc- ly valuable packages sent to smin!countrv'iroffices! faro hot kept where, they "can .per stolen. Hence the precaution of tlje route agent saved the' company tho loss ; of - several thousand dollars on .a' snide package. ' ' , , ' - r -i An Encyclopedia of Univer sal Knowledge',' in, 20' Volumes, 18,000 pages, all for $10, aud equal in all important 'respects to any . uyclopedia hcretotoro sold. for less than i 100, is an nounced for publication by frhe AiibBooI&ciXXsrQEi'SS Beekman street, Kew . York. They have also just issued an c dition of Clumbers' Cyclopedia of -English Literature,-complete in four f .vol ume neatly; . cloth bound for $2.00, Their cata logue of several hundred stan dard publications, at ; very low prices, will bo sent lree on re quest. ." , ' " . The clown in the circus last week got off a new joke, and the audience VerVmbVed to tears by the sad and bewilderetl, manner .C Lthe?ijigf-mastc-r;t9 iWqmit came as unexpected as a snow storm iu August. , A physjciari i at I Salem, : Ind., was addicted to opium eating, and his neighbors tried to cure him by tying him to a tree, whipping lnm severely, and mak ing him tate a vow of reforma tion. " 1 ' ; ' all the ends thon aira'st at be 4 , For the Fayetfeville Observer. GIELS AND ICE-CEEAM. Tell me not in mournful numbers, - That this life is but a dream, "When a girl that weighs ona hundred :; Gets outside a quart of cream. Life is real, life is earnest, , ' And the girls know what they need, 13n on ice-cream they- are thedurndest Set, to show their gri t and greed. Let ns, (hen, be op and doing, . With a heart fr any fate; Bat neter let ns go a wooing Girls that want a second plate. , Lives of such girls all remind us, '. ' As we float adown the stream, ' That the boys that come behind ns, '- Will have to pay tor lots of cream. .' Be not like dumb driven cattle, ' 1 Be a hero rn the strife; Never with her mother battle, ' . , Save the ice-cream for your wife. DEVOURED ALIVE. Specimen ef Australian Vengeance. A writer of Australian life re lates the following story in the Boston Commercial Bulletin: One evening on return of the mi ners to camp, there was a terri ble outcry from one of the tents. Scores oi : miners rushed in body to the place whence the t i i cry-issued1 anaiouna a miner bending ;over his; mate, who, hav ing been sick, had not gone out that day. The sick man-was oead;with a dagger hi his heart, and, the pOx on which lie lay for a bed showed evidence of having been broken open; and rifled of its contents. The body was still warm, showing that the deed had been recently-perpetrated. The miners immediately started in pursuit of the murderer or mur derers. An hour later a-man was brought in one "of the most villauious-looking: characters .1 ever beheld.' llis pockets ; were filled with gold, which was iden tified by the surviving mate as the property of himself and dead comrade. r-: . " ' v- There' was no mistake about the matter . .The bags in ' which tho dust 'was "contained, .were marked by the 'joint names pf the mates, arid -the" identity. -of its the remaining mate 8 wore to. This was sunicient to establish the guilt of the accused. Some were for hanging him 'on the ' spot,Abut! Jthe ilawrabidmg portion of the. community, being in the majority, insisted upon his lie was re- ight " and & guard placed over him. V Xext morning he was missing. How he eluded the guard: they knew not, but that he had es caped there could be-no doubt, "What was worse, he carried off the "ffold with him which had been placed for safe keeping in the prison to be used as testimo ny against him. . .It was deemed idle to pursue him,4 but;, a description of the murderer was drawn up and cir culated,' and a reward offered for his capture, "dead or alive. Aj week passed away without any tiding of -the fugitive. At the end of' .that time a native came into camp and, leaving a letter for the presiding magistrate, dis-1 appeared as suddenly as he came. Tho letter was short, but it was to the point: Mb. Mtoistoate: Jim Bell (the murder-' ed raaiO was once a mate of mine. - lie was a good man.- Yoa will find Bill Grimes, his murderer, at the head of Dead Horse gull. I have kept the jrold for the reward. ) - Kaxgaroo Bill, . . .. - Captain of the Bushrangers. A party of miners immediately proceed ed to the locality des cribed,, expecting to find the murderer: fastened to a tree or rock. "What was their horror on approaching the place to find nothing but a fleshless skeleton, every bone picked clean until it glistened like ivory in the sun. The bushrangers had robbed the murderer,and then,driving stakes ed him, back down, to an ant hill. :": -'The ants of Victoria as voracious as death. The mur derer had been eaten alive! New editions of Rolling An cient History, and the Complete Works of Josephus, both print ed in large, beautiful type, and strongly and neatlyjsound, have just been issued at about one third tho former prices, viz: Ilollin, 2.23; Josephus, $2m American Book Exchange, publishers, 55 Beekman street, New lork. ." -. Why is it that the boy of or dinary mind would prefer to go in his everyday clothes " and sit on a muddy bank, fishing all Sunday, rather than to sit on a nice dry seat in Sabbath-school for an hour, dressed 'up in his best bib and tucker? Girls ain't that way. thy Country's, thy God's, and ; DRAWING OUT THE FACTS. The Experience of a Truthful Wit ness Under an Able Lawyer. , Cairo Bulletin, ,, ,, r :j The -manner in which attor neys question wittnesses is ex asperating to the intelligent listener, bejr ond expression. The great purpose of the average criminal lawyer, lor instance,- is to draw from the witness all the facts in his possession; except ing tne iacts touching the case under consideration. . A , coun tryman chopping down a ; tree, stops his work,. arid; buries his ax up to the eye m the brain of his brother-in-law. The witness who saw , the whole bloody transaction is brought into court, and his examination runs about thus:. "You say that, the prisoner' was chopping , a . tree down. Now will you please tell the court and jury where he bought the ax?" . You dor't know; very well, sir, we'll see about that. - Now, sir,, look at the jury-don't stare in. that helpless manner at me-now, sir, do you say upon your oath, that the defendant stole the ax before he left Paducah? You do say so, ah? Well, now mark me, 6ir. Jlow many iect was it from the tree the defendant was chopping to , the nearest grist mill? You can't say?. Was it ten -feet?" : "Certainly, a good deal more. "Well. -then, was it a thousand miles?" ,lO, cer tainly not." . , . "The court and . iury, will please observe the stubbornness of this witness. It is manifestly his purpose to keep, from the jury the facts that they ought to know." , ' "!N"ow, sir, . who owned that mill?" ;The witness very ; innocently inquires, . -"What mill r but soon re pents it j.ne jury win piease observe the exasperating contumacious ness of this witness, his eva sion, and his maitest purpose to confuse your minds as to the facts involved in this terrible murder." ' ,; "iNow, sir, look mo ir. the face. You have solemnly sworn that the man was chop ping near a mill.' Will you now dare say look, at the jury, since that there was no mill within oue thousand miles of the tree the defendant was fell ing?" ' - ' "' "I don't say anything of the kind." ' : ; W "- 'Tlie jury will please' note that answer." "'". . "Nowsee here, my friend, we've had about enough of this. You first declared that there was no mill, and now you bra zenly avow that there was . a mill near the woodchopper " "1 said there was no mill within ten fee :. ' "Kever do you mind what you said; I know what you said, and the jury knows; and now sir, listen to me. .Who made vour boots? ' You don't knowl Is there anything under God's heavens that you do know. ;There, there! Look at the jury, not at me. . And now perhaps you can tell the jury what your name is?" The witness tells his name. "Now, sir, look at the jury! how long did you live there?1' The witness timidly asks, "Lived where?" when the at torney springs to his feet. : "May it pJcase the eourt and jury, I find this witness utterly incorrigible stubborn, mule ish and bent upon keeping back tho very facts the jury must have. He has clearly been tam pered with, and comes here with the manifest intention" of browbeating and worrying both the jury and the bar. I have temporized with him, I have led him gently from point to point, in the hope of baguiling-hira in to a true recital of the facts connected with - this dreadful mtuvlor nl wlmt. 5 m v mward I - ... . 1 . I . 1 ! tor this consmeraie . kiruucss and forbearance? ' Speaking un der the sanctity of an oath, he tells this court and jury he doesn't knowwhere. he lives, and has asked me. to tell him! Great God! can such things be, and not overcome us? ; I ask, your honor, that this witness be sent to iail for comtumacy, to remain there until he expresses a willingness to tell what he knows about this dreadful mur der." . .-..!: .u ; The court then admonishes the witness that further trifling will not be permitted; that he must answer tho gentleman's questions, or he'll certainly feel called upon to commit him to prison. The witncss'by this time is bewildered, scared, dazed, and indulges in contradictions and Tuth's.', W. absurdities as fast and as often as the attorney - requires him to; and, finally, leaving the stand, it is a quarter of an hour at least before he can recall his own name or fix his own identi ty. The attorney then gets upon his feet, tears tho wretch ed witness' contradictory and foolish rifrmarole all to tatters, and asks the court that it be excluded from the jury as false and nonsensical. . . . f And that is one of the ways many of our average criminal lawyers adopt "to draw out the facts" in great murder cases. Wouldn't do for a Pall Bearer. Tittshurg Telegraph. . Some time ago a citizen of this place was very ill. He fell into a stuixir which lasted three or four days. . lie was carefully watched by his wife and one or two ladies from the neighborhood. One afternoon the attending phy sician said he could not live through the day, and the soitow- mg wife with a view to havimr everything in readiness for the end, held a consultation with her friends as to the arrangements for the funeral. The conversation was held at the bedside of the dyins: man, and in a short time all the details were arranged, ex cept the names of those who should be asked to be pall-bearers. ' Three or four vonno- wn- . j 0 0 tlemen had been selected, when the wife said, in a sobbing voice, suitable to the occasion: "How would Mr. So-and-so do?" "Oh, he would do nicely," echoed the chorus Of friends, "he's such. a nice young man." There was a sudden movement under tho cov erings of the bed, and the dying husband slowly raised himself on one elbow, rubbed his eves and said in' a weak voice, "Xo he " won't do.-" I ain't o to have that fellow for my pall bearer. I he ladies were aston ished at the revival of the sick man, but the wife laid him back gently on the pillows and said soothingly: "2iever mind, dear; don t worry. This is a matter that need not trouble you. It is a sad duty that we will have to perform after you are gone. "Ko, it isn't," said the husband, crossly. "That fellow isn't go ing to be one of my pall-bearers. I don't like him, and never did, and if you are going to have him I'll get well; see if I don't." "A- gam he fell back m the bed and became unconscious," but in a few hours there came a change for the better. - To-day he walks the streets as hale and hearty as any man. . ; Seating the Subscribers. The late Dr. Slewyn, Bishop of Litchfield, was formerly a mis sionary Bishop in N ew Zealand, where he did much hard and ben eficial work in Christianizing the natives of that island. An anec dote shows crood sense and pleas- ant wit which distinguished him. The scene is laid at the church of St. Paul, Auckland : Before this church was conse- crated, a discussion arose as to gard paid to external respecta the allotment of seats. A manjbilit7. "The dog," adds the who had given a large sum sug- professor, "who barks furiously gested that those who had given! at a beggar will let a well-drest?-most should have priority of ed man pass him without oppo choice. To the surprise of all,sition." Will Mr. Huxley cx the Bishop seemed to assent, but plain in this connection why a added: half-starved cur belonging to a "Howarc we to find that out r'i poor man whose clothing is as "!Xo difficulty," said the do-J tattered as a professional beg nor; "there's the subscription gar's canuot be coaxed to leave list." , this master's hovel and scanty "Very true," said the Bishop, 'fare and follow a gentleman who "but you know that we have'di esses in broadcloth, has a $500 read of a poor 'widow who gave diamond pin in his shirt front, only two mites, and the highest authority tells us that she gave more than they all." How Washington Looked. Count Axel de Person, aid-decamp to Kochambeau, in a letter written to his father, in Sweden, dated Xewport, October, 1780, now published in the Magazine nf Amnvinnn TTisrorv. writps? "T was about fifteen days at Hail-;been published by the Ameri ford. I had time to see General , ca Book Exchange, 5 j.Beek- Wrtshincion this man illustri ous, if not unique, in our century. His handsome and majesticwhile at the same time mild and open - .wir - his moral qualities. He iook3'Pian told him that a glass tho Wn- l,p-? vnrv mUr cr!'01 Dranuv s mo oniy "J J 7 I little, but is courteous and frank. shade of sadness oversnadows his countenance, which is not un becoming, and gives him an in teresting air." "Ill not compromise my honor. ft said aloud voiced politician. "No, 1 and for the same reason 1 will not close tho eye on the back of my head," said his opponent. A new way to fight a duel: Let each one of the combatants swallow a dose of poison, and then tos3 up for the emetic Proprietor Ml XXVR'O. 21, An Operator's Blunder. Albany Etening Journal. ; It is by far the most painful epsiode in the history of the church at Maltese Cross Koads. The talented minister of that church was awarded the degree of Doctor of Divinity by one of our colleges a few days since, and as soon as the commence ment exercises were over he tel egraphed the news to one of his deacons. The telegram, as he sent it, read: "I've just been D D. d by my alma mater, bu as the deacon received it it read "I ve just been d d by my al ma mater." The deacon had the most exalted opinion of his dominie, not only of his intel lectual abilities but of his mor .i i hi ai worth, and at once canea an indignation meeting of the church, at which, in the . most scathing terms, he denounced the college which had presumed to d-n a reverend gentleman who wa3 of unimpeached sound ness in doctrine, and whoso prac tice .was in strict conformity with his preaching, r He carried all his hearers with him, and h"i3 motion that the salary of their dear, but shamefully-abused, pastor be increased ?o00, and that a committee bo appointed to purchase a silver servico to be presented to him on his re turn, was carried unanimonsly, and there wasn t a dry eye in the house. The newly-desrreed minister. bearing his blush ner honors with srraceful humility, arrived homo in tho morning In the afternoon the deacon, we regret to say, dissolved his con nection .with the church and a shotgun. About the same time a crenial and urbane telegraph opeator befjan Icav -NOinr for parts unknown as, fast a- the lirhtninr express would carry him. Dear to a Patriot Heart. Dr. Lilcnthal recently stepped into a school-room during a reci tation in geography, and was in vited by the teacher to ask the class a few questions. He cour teously complied. , "What is the capital of Penn sylvania?" J . "Harrisburg." "What is the largest city in Pennsylvania?" "Philadelphia." "What building is there in Philadelphia dear to every patri otic American citizen r That was a poser. The class was troubled,- but made no an- swer. ihe JJoctor repeated the question. "I know, said a little fellow on a bade scat as he stretched up his arm to his full length. "Tell us what it is then, my boy," said the Doctor. . "The Mint," was the confident answer. The Xorristown Herald says: Professor Huxley says that one of the most curious peculiarities of the dog mind is its inherent snobbishness, shown by tho re- 2,000 in his pocket and is a good member of the church in standing? Jovexilk Classics. Beau tiful large type elegantly bound editions of Arabian Nights and Robinson Crusoe, for 55 cents each, and of Bunyan's Progress and Travels of Baron Munchau sen, for 50 cents each, havo just man street, New York. McMasters, an Ohio temper ance lecturer, was taken sudden- ly dim a railroad car, and a was .the only thins: that would save his life; but he refused to take the liqu.;r and died. Smith's Bible Dictionary, an 1 an unabridged Crtiden's Con cordance, each to be sold for $1.00, are recent announcements of the American Book Ex change, 53 Beekman street, New York. ; A reckless drunkard at Shak- opee, Minn., crunched-a wine glass between his teeth and swallowed it. He soon died, in d. c.;dful agony. ; tryangtcr A fish that can't see the point is apt to get caught. ' A pen may be driven, but the pencil does best when it is leat'. . Brass passes for gold in Afri ca; and, by the way, it doe here, too. Guest "Waiter, bring mo another dish of peas and amasr- ! nify ing glass." Jones, who is engaged to an heiress, calls her Ilcouomy, be cause she is the road to wealth. It is lucky to pick up a horse shoe, unless, of course, it hap pens to be attached to a mule's hind leg. It is stated on good authority that a society is about leinjr or ganized for the prevention of cruelty to pianos. I is said that mosouitos are bred upon the waters. In that case they will return again be fore many days. . : The weather is not only unre liable but unprincipled. Sunday it rained all day ona camp meet ing and shone all day Monday on a circus. , , Titles and degrees conferred by country colleges are about as useful to a man as a pair of side whiskers that do not indicate tho quality of the brain. .. A certain Con rressman boasts that 'ho is a self-made man." Those who knovr him best say he never did undertake to do anything without botching it. ' A Virginia editor, lately mar ried, has become a preacher, while a Massachusetts minister has become a horse jockey. Ono was a take miss and the other a mistake. ' ' ; ' "IIow do you tie a love knot!" asked Laura, toying with a bit of blue ribbon. "Oh any way," growled Tom, behind his news paper, "just so it will pull out easy." i Down in Georjrin, says 'tho Louisville Courier-Journal, they are in favor of removing tho tax onquinuie and putting it on dogs. Chamrinir the dutv on bark as it were. :::: Says a sententious Writer: "They arc never alone' that are accompanied with noble houghts." ' ondcr if he ia the )arty that went off accompanied with our Shakspear. ' ' " ' The Arkansas Traveler has in entcd a bottle with a cork at both ends. Now if somebody will invent a drunk that will be, pleasant at both ends, Arkansas will probably be happy. The idea of Professor Swift getting out of bed at 1 o'clock i. m. to go hnntine: for new plan ets! And w hen he captures one he can't sell it for fifteen cents. There is more mency in claims. . A writer on styles says: "It Is' the fashion in France ' for ladies to take their tea in bonnets and gloves." It may be, but we pre- ter a teacup. Gloves make tea taste bad, and bonnets drip so. A very sad expose has jast been made in New Orleans. A , handsome, sweetly-dressed, re-' fined and altogether captira-' ting young man, who had been lancing with half the belles of the city, turns out to be a cook. , A talented Eastern surgeon has ruined all his hopes ol pop-, ularity by the decla-ation that: exercise over a wash-tub is .just, as beneficial to a woman's health as horso back riding, and . far cheaper. A very charitable man and no-; body's fool was he who used to f a say, wueii he heard any one be ing loudly condemned for somo ' fault: "Ah, well, yes! it seems very bad to me, because that's not my way of sinning. - The season is at hand, says the Boston Courier, when a whole family will carry their dinner three or four miles into . the woods, and sit down among the bugs and ants and snakes to eat it. They call It a picnic. Photographer "You don't appear pleased with your pict ures, sir," Sitter "No, I'm not; they Ioo't like thcverrOId Nick." Photographer "Why. sir, I thought they wero a re markably good likeness." Sit ter "Blast it, yes; that's just : what's the trouble." A maiden from the cifj TrippeJ light! 'aaid Um tree, . Antl iniffed a pungent odor , Tht floated on the breese. ; 0, tell me, ancient farmer, With arms 10 brown and bare, What la tl.ia woodrooa flower That scenta the morning air?" Lond laaghed the ancient farmer. Till tears rolled down his cheek : "Why, ble you, that's a pole cat ; I'to amelt him for a week." "Oh, yes, I'm mad -just as maci as i can oe, exclaimed n fashionable lady, tossing her head to give emphasis to -her words, "to think that those hor rid reporters should have had the impudence to lug mo into their description of the Fitzgerald wedding. Lrph! the horrid things nnd they didn't even mention the lace on uiy dress." , The fisherman is sort of a fellow."