tJ"Tw Deliurs for one year, tnvn
rtctltu in. advance, Two Doilnr nnd
I'ifHy Cent if j.xymeal be deferred three
months. All papers going 0dl f the county
w be paid tor in advance.
JGCT1 Single coyies, l'ire Cents each.
roa OKK WKKK.
r One Inch. 75 Foarth column. $4 00
1 WO mciies. x 4Jniiiruv"ii"uu.t
Tliree inches... 1 75illalf cohimn... 7 00
Four inches.... 2 25 of column. . . 9 00
Five iuches.... 2 75,Vhole column.. 14 00
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One inch $1 25 Fourth column. $5 &0
Two inches;... 2 00, Third column.. 6 25
Three inches... 2 75. llalf column... 9 50
Four inches.... 3 &0'(? of column. . . 11 50
Five inches.... 5 75Vhole column. 16 00
TOIl THREE WEEKS.
One inch SI 75jFourth column. $G 25
Two inches.... 3 OThird column.. 9 00
, Three inches... 3 75: Half columa.. .10 50
Four inches.... 4 75 of column... 13 50
5 75AYhole column. 18 00
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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
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Five inches.... 13 (WjWhole column. 3o
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it: s..i.a" OOiWhole column.100
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nance. gsyLocal and Special Notices,
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jj Obituaries and calls on Candida
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BUU ltruiai ""-'-"1 " .
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any circumstance. .
eS-Advertisemts not marked with the
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number of insertion when nanueu in, i
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1153?- Announcing candidates Loxinty,
Jadicial, Ten Dollars to be paid in ad
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
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
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.
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
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.
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,
Making a total debt of
Which adjusted at 60c will be
. I .
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 , :
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
The Comptroller shows that the
Tax privilege amounts to
The penitentiary lease ia
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
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.
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:
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
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
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.
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
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
, ' "!N"ow, sir, . who owned that
;The witness very ; innocently
-"What mill r but soon re
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
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
The witncss'by this time is
bewildered, scared, dazed, and
indulges in contradictions and
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
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
"Ill not compromise my honor.
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
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
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
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 .
"What is the largest city in
"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
"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
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
the church in
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
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. ;
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,
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
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
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 .
A very charitable man and no-;
body's fool was he who used to
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
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."
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