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service; Sunday school at 8 a w. .
MctlioHijt services very Sabbath at
10:30 and at night: Rev G P Jackson, pastor;
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Cumberland l'resbvtorian services ev
rrv S.M f J 10:30 aiid at nieht; Rev W G
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tho Methodists, Rev V it Lowey, preacher
In charge 2nd and 4th Sabbath each month
at 11 by tho Associate Reformed Presbyteri
ans, Rev J B Muse, pastor. Methodist Sun
day school at '
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each month at 11 o'clock; Rev A W Suth
erlend. supply. .
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tath each month at 10 o'clock.
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u; Rev W U Lowery, F C.
Cumberland Presbyterian, Oak Hill, Rev
J B Tieert, pastor.
Prospect, Veils' hill, Saturday before 2d
Sunday, em h month, Rev B T King, pastor.
Hester's Creek, Saturday beiore 4th Sun
day, each month, Rev B T King, pastor.
Methodist, Flyntville services 4th Sab
Lath at 10:30 A.w; Mt Hernion, Flintvillc
circuit. ci vices 1st Sabbath at 10:30 a m ;
Macedonia, Flintville circuit, services 3rd
Sabbath at 10:30 a m Rev W 11 Anthony,
jireacher in charge.
Missionary Baptist, Norm Creek, (Buck
eye) services 4th Saturday and Sunday in
each month; It. G W Dolby, pastor.
Union, 1st Sunday; Providence, 2nd; Lab
erty Giove, 3rd; Oak Hill, 4th; Rev W T
Jilt, preacher iu charge.
Shiloli.Methodist, near M ill villc preach
ing on 2nd Sunday in each month at 3 r.
w., and on Saturday at 11 a. beiore the
2nd and 4lh Sunday, Ilcv S M Cherry, pastor
Tlailroad Icavea every day except Sun
day at 8:45 a.m.; arrivoat5:40 r.. Supplies
the following offices: Kelso, Lincoln, Flynt
ville, Oregon, Oeorge's Store, Klora, Hunt's
Station, Salem, Winchester and Decherd.
thclbyville stage arrives Monday, Wed
nesday and Friday at 11 a. k.; leaves same
4ays at 2 r. u. Supplies Mulberry, Lynch
burg, Booncvillc, County Line, Shelby ville.
Uuntsville stage leaves Monday and
Thursday at 8 a. v.; arrives Tuesdy and
Friday at 5 r. u. Supplies Goshen, Hazle
Srecn, Mcridianvillo and Huntsville.
Shelby ville back leaves Mondays and
Thursdays at 8 A. .; arrives Tuesday and
Friday at 5 p. . Supplies Norris Creek,
Chestnut Pudge.llawthornc and Shelbyville,
Pulaski horse arrives every Saturday at
11 :30am; leaves same day a: 12:30. Supplies
CxrnsVm,. iliUvUle, Pisgah. Bradihaw and
Blanche horse leaves every Tuesday and
Friday at 8 a. .; arrives Wednesday and
Saturday at 3 r. . Supplies Camargo, Mo
lino. Cold Water, Blanche.
Boons Hill horse arrives every Satur
day at 12 m; leaves same day at 1 r M.
Petersburg horse icaves Saturday at 8 a
m; arrives at 5 r M same day. Supplies
lienfiow Station and Petersburg.
Money Orders can be obtain d at this of
licn upon post offices in all parts of the U
nitcd States. A list of Money Order otfices
iuaybe seen on application. Rates of com
mission for Money Orders are as follows:
Not exceeding f 15 10 cent
Over 15 and not exceeding $30. . . . 15 do
do 30 do da 40. ...20 do
do 40 do do - 60.... 25 do
W. B. DOUTHAT, P. M.
N. P. Carter, County Judge.
A. 8. Fulton, Clerk Chancery Court.
W. O. Morgan, lo Circuit dt
P. 1). Boyce, do Couuty do
R.T. Holland, Sheriff.
O. W. Counts, W. A. Millard, W. A. Cun
Henry Henderson, Trustee.'
B. B. Thompson, Register. ? ..
J. H. C. DuH, County-Surveyor.
T. J. R;ves; Sup't of Tublio Schaola.
J. It. Morpan, Coroner.,
N O. Wallace, Kan ger.
TIB -113WiilJ5' - OBSERVER
IV. o. wv.i.o,
Established December i5lhr
: . Tho Valenciennes Tidy.. I
She was very pretty. ; She was
very 6 wee t. . She was -just the
dear little armful that a " man
likes to take to his heart. And
she was very dear to tne, but J
had made up my' mind ; that I
would never tell iier so. A
richer gayer young man -'than I
woula win ner .he&rt... it was
not likely that eha could fancv,
a grave man of thirty-five.
- JLove m a cottage a, very
email cottage, with a very small
mcome- to Keep u up on -
would scarcely pi-cscnt attrac
tions lor tier wiUi sucn a com
panion, when there was Horace
Walpole Smith at her feet, and
rich young BcntlyGadmorc,
with all the Bently as well as all
the Gadmore property coming
to him, ready to oiler wealth if
wit did not win the goal.., J
was William Hunter, .nobody,
and 1 lelt that i must. late. no
body's place. . .. : : -ir
Holm cottasre was the house
where she lived with her grand
mother, old Mme.' Holm,' be
tween whom and myself there
existed a relationship, though a
very distant one, was the. cause
of likeness between us. , .
Partly " on this account she
liked me, aud "when sho was a-
lone it was pleasaut to go over
to her house and sit beside her
aud talk ab6ut Lydia.' ' '
fehe sat in a large Turkish
char,clad in a straight and eco-
. 1 1 .. .. i
nomicany cut euk. . , .. -
On her head a Valenciennes
cap witn long taos, protectea
from the roughness of. the chair
cushions by one cf those contri
vances which women love and
men hate a tidy. -
"Walking down a' certain
pleasant lane between my home
and that of Mme. Holm, 1 saw
Lydia walking with Horace
Walpole Smith: He was talk
ing very earnestly to her, and
she answered in a shy, confused
manner, and then he kissed her.
Now I was sure that all was
settled between them. I resolv
ed to leave the country the very
next day, and that night 1
would go to her and tell her of
my intentions. v '
Later I walked over to the
cottage, and, as I was permit
ted egress and ingress through
the long French windowB, en
tered the parlor that, Way.
The room was dart, but a
light gleamed on the floor above.
Madame was up there, I knew,
for the floor shook under her
heavy tread. I saw that her
chair wras empty, and for the
first time in my life I sat down
in it. As I did so that horrible
Valenciennes tidy dropped, upV
on my nead. juy iaco was
turned toward a class. . In it.
by a beam of moonlight from
without, I saw that the accident
had isuddenly caused me to bear
an almost uncanny resemblance
to Mme. Holm. ; My profile was
hers exactly. . .The. Ifght was
too dim to show the complex
ion. Mv black . clothes set
scarcely closer to me than did
hers, and we were almost of a
Ab the ends of the tidy fell on
my shoulders I saw Madame in
her caii. " ? - ,";
The sight arrested my atten
tion, s . .
I sat still looking at it and at
that instant a step crossed the
sill, a little figure in a hood en
tered, advanced and seated it
self at my side; . : . : i -Lvdia
no one else.r '
"You didn't expect' mc home
so early, did you, grandma?" she
said. "But something happened
that made it too unpleasant to
stay. Would you believe on
tho way Horace Walpole Smith
proposed." . .; .... t ; :
"And you accepted him," said
! "Why, grandmal" cried Lyd
ia, not undeceived by my voice,
fl accept him! Dear mc of
course not. I hate him. But
he asked me if he might kiss mc
for the only time, and I had to
let him, you know.1 And I felt
sorrv; but he thinks so much of i
himself and lectures one in pri
vate, and lie s so ugly.
It was mean of mc, but I took
advantage of the situation. .".
"And you like Bcntly Gad-
more better?" :
"Well, grandma," said Lydia,
"better isn t best, . you .know.
Bently is generous, but he . is
such a loon 1 uon t care any
thing for poor Bentlv. and all
his money can't buy mel"
"And who do ytm like bestr
said I. . , : "v.'. '.
"Grandma," 6aid Lydia . sol
emnly, "if I tell you, will you
promise never, never to tell?"
"I promise," said I.
"But earnest, honest, grand
ma, for I should die of shame if
vou did," said Lydia. ' "You sec
I like best some one who don't
like me the least bit. . He never
makes love to me like the rest
do. I know by that, and some
times I even cry about it at night
up in my room. Oh, I wouldn't
let any one but yon know for my
life. It's it's William Hunter
"What?" said IsBslj it a-
"William - Hunter, srandmai
uear," 6aid the poor child, nest
ling to ier Sa T'shall pever
marry Vny of 'those -people "that
want me, you fee. I shall be an
old maid, I .have-made up my
mind to that"
-And don't you know heloves
you,: Lydia ?" said I: ' " ' " i
"Grandmal', cried she. !
"Better than ins life," said I.
"Why, grandma why did
tie say so, grandma i7
"Kiss me, dear, and- I'll tell
Then little Red Riding: Hood
put her lips lip to mine and I
drew I her. ta4 my heart,' and she
At that moment down the
stairs came Madame with the
candle, and poor, trembling little
ICed Kiding Hopd saw who held
her to his heart,
Sho vowed never. never r to
forgive me at first; but ; I . knew
tlioso vows would never be kept.
"It, wras not my fault; it was
yours," said J. , "The r Valenci
ennes tidy did - it all. '-Blessed
Valenciennes tidy I"
-. ine other - day 1 saw her kiss
that old tidy, laid away for years
in a drawer with lavender and
rose leaves. ' 1 " i
We have been so happy , all
this while, dear Will,": said she;
"and ypu said it was the tidy." :
He Will Raise Thunder.
"No barber knoweth whom he
may snave, and the man who
rushes into a barber shop, and
drops into a barber chair, with
out seeing who occupies the next
chair to the right or left may get
oadiy lelt, as a case proved
yesterday. A solid old citizen
in tne wnoiesaie trade was tak
ing it easy, his face covered with
lather, when in came a young
man who flunjr off. his coat.
bounced into a chair, and called
out: .-.ur I
- "Hurry up, now, for I must
get back to the store before old'
Blank does or he will raise thun-i
derl Hang him, he won't even;
give a man time td cliel"
The solid ,citizen turned his
fitce to glance; at the, other, and
the barber noticed a reddening
of his face.
"Going on a vacation this
summer?" asked the barber, who
was preparing to shave the young
"Vacation P Ilow'Jnthc To
phet cart I get" away Irom old
Blank? And if I could he pays
such a stingy, contemptible sal
ary that I couldn't afford even a
ride on a ferry boat?"
"Why don't you ask him for
a raise?" queried the barber. 1
- "Why don't I ask him for the
hand of his freckled-nosed daugh
ter? He'd discharge me in a
minute, though he's making
money and can afford it If the
old hyena would have a stroke
of. apoplexy the junior partner
might do sometliing, but such
chaps always live to be a hun
dred years old,.". ...
Conversation ceased here, the
solid old man got out of his chair,
took a brushing and, sat down,
and when the' clerk arose from
his chair and 'turned around
snow-balls would have looked
black beside his face.1 He tried
to bow and speak, but something
wouldn't let him, and when he
started to, put on: his ( coat, he
held it tail up and collar down.
He was still struggling with it
when the solid man rose up, look
ed around and walked out, say
ing not a word. The barber wet
the young man's head and held
cologne to his nose,- but her walk
ed sideways when he went out,
and there was an uncertain wob
ble to liis knees. In. applying
for the vacant position to-day
state what shop your shave at.
A Memphis physician advo
cates the theory that free pers
piration will cure nearly every
disease by expelling 4t Through
the pores. lie advretises a re
sort for invalids where "the sun
pours down with unrestricted
fierceness," a cooling breeze
unknown, andthc thermometer
indicates over ninety day after
day. He admits, that lite there
would be unendurable, but for
tho consciousness that the suf
fering is incidental to cure.
Just as a few neighbors, who
rrathercd around the supposed
dead body or Airs. Weir, in
Memphis, she sat up-in tho cof
fin arm took a nana in tne con
the ends thou aim'st at be
ANTHONY WAYNE'S TWO
w -V i -GRAVES, v . .' i
How it Happened that the Remains
of Stony Point's Hero Lie
,i. ,., in Two Places. ; " r I
i'- (.Erie (Penn.) Con New York Sun.' I
There are few persons outside
ofllhi' I himedia:t0 vicinity; who
know1 "that lihe rentaihs of Gen.
Anthony; .Wye,: the ; hero of
Stony Point ahdjhe -forth-west-ern
Indian wars, are Jnterred in
two gTaves one being in his na
tive county of Chester, in the
south-eastern corner of tliis State
and ' one v on the shore of Lake
Erie, in the north-western cor
ner. , , History makes no mention
of. this singular- fact, .but i is
well authenticated. , The circum
stances connected with' it will be
of peculiar interest' iiow? as the
centennial anniversary of the
storming. and capture of Stony
Poini,'xne of the most important
events of tho . Revolution, is
be. celebrated on Wednesday
next at the scene of "Mad An
thony's" great exploit. "
In H)b whatis now the city
oi .ne was x ort ri'resqUe Isle.
The fort was nothing more-than
a wooden stockade; Uencral
ayne, after his successful cam
paign against the Indians, re
turned to Presque Isle in the a
bove .year., -He fiooa afterward
died mi th6 fort of gout. - He was
buried at the foot of the flag-
staff. - - In -1815 1 his family ob
tained permission ,to. remove. the
remains - to Chester, county.-' V A
son of Gen. Wayne's made the
journey clear . across the State,
much "of it a "dense Wilderness,
with a horse and gig. - He had
informed Dr. John C. Wallace,
of Presque Isle, of his intention
to remove the. remain and re
quested him to disinter them and
prepare them for reinovaL Dr.
Wallace was an old Indian-fighter
and had accompanied General
Wayne through all of Ihe latter's
campaigns. t lie exhumed the re
mains. He was surprised to find
that the body had not decayed,
but that the flesh had become as
hard as . bone, anxLof immense
weight. Knowing' that it would
be.impossiple for the .son to. carry
the body to Chester xbimty in
that condition, Dr. Wallace de
termined to. remoye the flesh from
the bones.' This was done 'by
boiling and the' use , of knives.
The bones of Gen. Wayne were
then earcfullpacked' in. conve
nient form and wcre.delivered.to
the son on his amval. . He was not
informed of the' operation" that
had been performed. 1 He return
ed wTith the box-ta Chester coun
ty, where Its contents were bu
ried wth appropriate cerejuonics;
A fine , m9nument,rdommem6ra
ti ve of ihe dead. hero''-, and liis
deeds, was ubsed uentl verecrM
at theaVel jThVrtion pf tie
remiua remoyea DyPvr?' vvittice
was placed in a coflirf arid return
ed to.thc grave where G ejieral
Waynewas buried in 1793. The
lid of the 'coffin, bore-the initials
of the. deceased, .jage. and
date of his death', made by brass-
headed nails. . Port Presque Isle
gra4.iially xent 1 decay ;; in ; the
course of a few years nothing
remained to mark its site or that
of the grave.' ' The parties con
cerned in preparing the remains
for removal died, and everything
the burial was for-
gotten; Four years agoan . anti
quarian was digging ; for relics
around the ground where the? old
fort stood. " Two feet below the
surface hd found some pieces of
wood, which he removed. On
one of the remnants were found
the initials, "A.'HV.,'1 1n' brass
headed nails. - Other pieces con
tained lettering and figuring in
brass-headed nails. These, de
cayed pieces of wood 'proved to
be the remnants of the coffin in
which the detached remains of
General Wayne had been bu
ried. ; They were returned to the
earth, a mound made, and the
spot inclosed by a heavy iron
chain hung on four posts. Last
winter the citizens of the city
petitioned the .Legislature" for an
appropriation to pay ior ute rai
sing of a -manumeut over the
grave of G en. Wayne. Inquiry
by , members ;or. the ; Legislature
resulted in establishing the above
facts. r-TJie gavc jxx Chester
county, already marked by a
monument," was regarded as the
real burying place of General
Wayne, however, and the appro
priation - was; not '.made; The
citizens of Erieare now moving
to rear a monument on the 1 old
Fort Presque Islegrave by vol
, A Nevada . politician was en
lected onrtho jnents of one sin
gle speech. All ho said." "Fel
low-countrymen! follow mo to
yonder saloon." ;
. , The cry ot the chiropedist: "11 thought to be only a sporadic
came1, 1 saw, I corn-cured." lease.
- ii. i in imi- nil I mil i mum. minm.iTTJ.v-
thy; Country's, thy God's, and
crept to bis father's knee,
-And was lifted up and lulled to rest
Till his blue eyes closed, so tired was he ;
And his little head fell so peacefully
At ease oh the ready shoulder there,
While the haby hand bo soft and fair
Lay like, a shield on his father's breast
i'. J i I ' .:
Of old 'twas said when men draw near
' To fierce temptation of deadly strife,
And lost their way in a maze of fear,
Or periled their souls for wordly gear,
By an unknown way an angel hand
Would lead them out of the dangerous land
Into the light of a nobler life. .
The story Is trne of the world to-day ;
" we see no white robed angel mild ;
But out of the dark and perilous way,
Where men'and women forget to pray,
Into the peace of a purer land
They are led by a gentle, shielding hand,
The hand of a IitUd helpless child.
Why She Did It.
Marriages between rich old
men and young ladies of the
'.'sweet sixteen" order are not
remarkable events in the Eas
tern States, but in the far West
the-case is widely different. An
affair of this kind took place
recently, and the Rocky Moun
tam-JMews sent a reporter to
interview the young lady, with
tne iollowinff result:
f How came it,"- the reporter
asked,-"that you wed a man so
much "older than yourself?"
ecause i love mm, was
the. pert reply.
"that is a reason, certainly.
JJUt l Should have thought a la
V . V - . . w
dr ."so v beautiful would have
chosen a youmrer mate." . ..
.'jWould you? Well, now.
Fit tell you. A young man is
very hard to please, and it is
very hard to displease an old
one; You know the old adasre.
A young man's 6lave aud an
old man's darling.' I am rather
fond of being a darlinsr."
"I should think so." ' '
"Would you, indeed? Then
I don't think there is any thing
in the whole world so charming
as a young widow, and such a
thing is possible for me."
, 'Ihen you are already count
ing on the old man's death ?"
"No, I am not counting on it
exactly, but I live in hopcs,"and
with a radiant smile the guile
less thing went off to join the
dancers. '- '
It is not necessary to pursue
the subject further. Any one
can see that there is something
very bewitching about sweet
The Question of Age.
The Mtthodist says in reply
to a correspondent who asked
the editor how he wrould like his
daughter of 20 to marry a man
of 40: "Well, in the first place,
this is. the age of obedient par
ents, and we may not have much
to say about it If we do have
word, we shall begin by ob
jecting to her marrying at all,
unless -unless this Rachel of
ours loves her Jacob a great
deal. We are not referring to
pretty scntimentalism, but to the
genuine, personal attachment
which is the only safe reason for
-. ' . m m -m -m
marrying. - Alter that,we should
prefer her husband to be at least
30 years old. Before that asre
few young men have either a de
fined character or an ascertained
career; we should like our per
fect girl to know whom and
what she is marrying. As to
her marrying that man when she
is only 20, we should prefer her
to.be older, say 25. Soberly,
however, we" cannot cross the
river until we get to it."
: Dr. Sims' of Lexington, Ga.,
is deemed of unsound, mind : by
his relatives, while he,-of course,
holds the reverse, opinion. He
own 50,000, about which his
relatives are solicitous," and for
whicha 8hrewd widow married
him. ; He was pursued and c
ding tour, and will , be parted
from his bride until the question
01 nis meiuai uapayiiy w ucciu
ed. V '
,:? -.! . n
A mulatto is not a negro, ac
cording to, a . decision ' recently
rendered by Judge :Woerncr,
ot St. Louis, and the statute of
Missouri forbidding .intermar
riage of. whites and
does not apply to mulattoes.
' The engineer of a, large Pitts
burgh machine shop said "Dam
me inadvertently, and, being a
pious man, was so worried by his
sup that he thought he was
ing crazy, and asked to be sent
to an asylum. , , "
'.' Little Hock, Ark., has the
street, railway fever, but it is
Train the Boys for Business.
There is one element in the
home instruction of boys to which,
says a Boston paper, too little
attention has been given and that
is the cultivation of habits of
punctuality, system, order and
responsibility. In too many fam
ilies boys from twelve to seven
teen are too much administered
to by loving mothers or other
female members of the family.
Boys' lives during these years are
the halcyon daysof their exis
tence.' Up in the mornimr iust
in season for breakfast; nothing
to do but to start off early enough
not to be late; looking upon an
errand as taking to much time
and memory from enjoyment;
little thought of persoal appear
ance except when reminded by
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nis motner to "spruce up a lit
tle; nnding his wardrobe always
where his mother puts it in fact,
having nothing to do but enjoy
Thus his life goes on until
school ends. Then he is ready
for business. He goes into an
office where everything is sys
tem, order, precision. He is ex
pected to keep things neat and
orderly, sometimes kindle fires,
file letters, do errands in short,
become a part of a nicely regu
lated machine, where eveiTthing
moves in systematic groves, and
each one is responsible for cor
rectness in his department, and
where, in place of ministers to
his comfort, he finds task mas
ters, more or' less lenient, to be
contrast to his previous life.
In many instances the change
is ioo great. j.rrore oecome nu-
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merouss Diunaers, overlooked at
first, get to be a .matter of seri -
ous moment; tnen patience is
oyer-tasKca, ana tne ooy is toia
ms services are no longer want-,
cu. -.ma is liia iiiob uiuvy, uiiu
sometimes he never rallies from
it. Then comes the urpnse to
lis parents, who too often never
Know the real cause, nor where
they have failed in the training
ot their children.
What is wanted for every boy;
is to have something special to
do; to have some duty at a den-
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nite hour, and to learn to watch
or that time to come; to be an
swerable for a certain portion of
the routine of the household; to
when he may enter the ranks of
u. Liuiiicu iu uiiin.ijJiii.e luc Luuc.v -
business, and bo fortified with
habits of energy, accuracy, and
application, often of more impor-
ance than superficial book learn
STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.
A Village Sexton's Singular Expe
rience While Digging a Grave.
Toledo, July 2 From the
village of Tecumseh, Michigan,
are received the particulars
of one of the most peculiar
freaks of lightning lately recor
ded. The village sexton, John
O'Connelj, who has relatives in
his city, was engaged in dig-
ging a grave when one oi yes
terday's thunder-storms1 came
over. There was a blinding flash
of lightning accompanied by an
instantaneous report, as it seem
ed, directly in the grave, and
Mr. O'Connell found himself
prostrated in the bottom of the
grave, which was nearly com
pleted. The whole surtace and
6ides of tho grave were plowed
up, and he himself half buried
in loose earth. He tried to rise,
and was unable, and thought at
first his lower limbs xvere sever
ed from his body. They were
completely bereft of feeling, and
he had lost all use of the mus
cles. Gradually, however, feel
ing was restored, and he was a
ble to rise, when he found both
boots completely shattered and
the lower parts of his trousers
torn, but the rest of himself un
injured. A general feeling of
lassitude and weakness follow
ed, but this soon passed off,
and, equipped in new boots and
pantaloons, he was soon as well
a 9 lf ,he d "ever b,ee,n Snd
trough a thunder and
After Tom Saunders of Deca
tur,' Ala., had dreamed three
nights in succession that he
could subsist 40 days and nights
without food he concluded to
keep the fast, but failed at the
end of 38 days, when ho died.
' Artificial ice, 6aid to be supe
rior to nature's product, is man
ufactured in the South at a cost
of only 70 cents per ton. It is
turned out in blocks two and a
half feet long by ten inches in
' St. Louis detectives telegraph
ed the description of a murderer
far and wide, but did not search
his own house, where he was ac
VOL, XXVI NO. 23.
" She Shook Him.
It ha3 grown into a fashiona
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uic eusiuiii iate to nave a
mock auction sale of the prettl
est girls at church festivals. It
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tenus to increase tho resources
of the church, and at the same
time very clearjy demonstrates
m which way the aflections of
youiu aro Dene. , jb or it is rea
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sonable to supposo that no am
Diuous young man will permit
his sweetheart. to bo knocked
down to a rival until he had ex
pended his last cent in the effort
to become the purchaser. "
Acting upon thi3 idea a fash-
lonable church in Denver is pre-
paring for a festival in which
" ! a ' r 1
u prominent ea ure. it has
"v ;v.6 uul(,o lll 4uiD u
flutter of excitement, and: un-
uapuj at una cany BiaQ OI
! li i
tne noveity ior nowever com
mon in the East, it is a novelty
nere nas come very near
wrecking the future happiness
of two estimable young creat
ures. The facts m the case are
these: A young gentleman
who contessed to anwablo weak-
ness for one of the young ladies
who is to do msposeu oi on the
occasion referred to, called on
his dulcinea a few . evenings
since, and . very naturally . the
subject of the festival came up.
."I'm to be sold, Charleydid
you Know itr' exclaimed the
. "No I are you. though? I
suppose I shall have to , buy
But how much
do you reckon I will sell for?"
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, xuis was a naive inquiry, out
it leci to a moment ot Dnct but
.sagacu speculation. If he
naa any rival ine gin was use-
iy to go nign; u ne aiun t have
any n wouiu appear as u he was
an exceedmr v
"I don't know." The wonls
were long drawn out, and his
iaco was srrave. "1 suDnose a
dollar or two!"
It he had reflected a moment
longer he never would have
'made this observation. It was
Dorn, however, of a sense of e-
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uunuuij, auu o naa no luea oi
wnat u wouiu ieaa to. i.nt as
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: , " V'-"' ".W1M 1119 "i'3 u
looked at hi3 inamorata and
aum, iuu i-uau oi iiiuiguaiit,
blue eyes which made his heart
"One or two dollars, indeed I
I'll sell for fifty at the vcrv
lowest." '. .
"I can't buy you then." '
"Sir 1" and the lady's r face
was rigid with amazement."
I hnt iq I moii. t-
confound it, Mary, I can't 6pare
that much money," and the poor
tcllow looked appealingly tat
the divinity which was 'about
to shape the end of his purse.
But the disaster had come.
The young lady rose from her
seat like a queen, and with- the
cruel remark that a gentleman
who thought so much of $50
was not a suitable person to en
courage as a lover, -sailed ma
jestically from the room.
. Aud now tho young man's
soul is convulsed with anguish,
and his remarks upon church
festivals aro fearful to contem
plate. . .. :.
Congressman Barber, of Chi
cago, has entirely recovered of
his melancholy. He will be re
membered as having excused
himself for obtruding some re
marks on the Army Bill, on the
ground that he might never
have another chance, "because
it seems probable,"
"that this will be the
sion the American
Congrcss will nrvnr linld. TTr
the rebel JJncradicrs were about
to swallow the country. A few
doses of catnip tea after he got cr to pick up a dollar on tho side
home relieved his stomach of walk than to earn five? Uncle
tho wind that gave him the Sam.' This question doesn't lack
blues, and he doc3 not now think cens but its all nonsense. It
the country is going to the doesn't take a minute to pick up
demnition bow-wows at all, at a dollar on the sidewalk, while it
all. Wc congratulate him on requires frora ono to five day'
f . We are to have sober jurors
in Tennessee hereafter, if the
law is enforced. An act of the
late General Assembly says:
"That either party to an actiou
may challenge for canso any
person presented as a petit "ju
ror in either civil or criminal
proceedings or trial pending be
fore the courts of this State, and
it should be a good cause for
challenge by cither party that
such person, at tho time he is
so piescntcd, is drunk or has
been drunk during the term of
tho court then sitting, or that
such juror is a habitual drunk
ard." Lo, the poor Indian, is no re
lation to Bufla-Io Bill. Bill is a
low white fellow.
Never fails of a erop-
The man who chased
said he was making a target.
They say the smell around the
markets is perfectly offal.
A new brand of cigars is call
ed "the lottery ticket," because
only one in a thousand draws.
No, Oscar; the person who
does the crowning at a corona
tion is not called a coronen
Lying about a politiciari never
hurts the man lied about: it is
having the truth told that kills
him. . ' '
' There are only three hundred
shades of blue; we sometimes feel
a3 though there were twice as
Mrs. Jones says her husband
will never be struck by light
ning, because he always erets in
sulate. . "
Thirty-seven men have been
hanged in New York in four
years. New York is tho Hemp-
: W as it a man with a tooth-
ache who said, when he saw the
forceps, "How happy could I bo
When a society reporter wish
es to puff a plain, vulgar girl, he
Umarks that sheb beauOful
The woman who said sho
wouldn't marry the best man
living kept ,her word when she
married a tramp.
Although hair dyes are known
to contain lead poisons, women.
Use Aing liichard. will "risk the
hazard of the dye
Keep close to your friends and
far away from your enemies, and
you will never have to indulge
A 1 1
in tne luxury 01 a quarrel.
"Do you mean to insult me.
sir, by calling your dog by my
name?" - "Oh, no, sir, not at all;
I only meant to insult the dog."
"What I Refuse to lend a pal
try X to me. vour other selfl"
"That's whv: vou'd never return
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the money: I know mvself too
I .... "
Tt n nntinothU fr.f T,f hn
8maller a traveling salesman's
saiary Iar-ei7 6eal rin2. ho
wears and the more room he
.kes up at the hotel table,
The Toledo Commercialha.3 an
mc,Ie .neaaf?. "V.11, b E!
xPI0.10n .0I, -LameJ . ine V11
.v. 'v0Vd, -io no -
The dis-esteem and contempt
of others is inseparable from
pride. It is hardly possible for
us to overvalue ourselves but by
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a nf n,, TiiPr Cf t.:.
whisky kills a man quicker than
L r;flo Junn
man strikes that town he is at
once invited to drink.
When the Connecticut Legis
lature adjourned, the sheriff said,
may uod save thq State
of Connecticut." That ought'
to have been said when it met.
A party advertisinsr seashore
places, winds up with "also a
cottage with beach privileges.
stable, etc. The latter fifty dol
lars a month. This seems hierh
for an etc ; , ,
An exchange speaks of a pat-'
ent ! harrow just got out by a
man named A. Bowen. That is
nothing new, for the Indians,
centuries ago, used A. Bowen
"I'll nfake . you proVb that."
said a man to another, who had
accused him of theft. "Don t,
said a witty by-stander, "for
you'll feel worse after it than
you do now." !
Bachelor Sam Scudder, of
Wild. Cherry Creek, is quite
bald. When the girls see him
cominsr, they say.. "Here comes
Bal'sam of Wild Cherry," and
then they all begin to cough.
It is said of Sir Isaac New
ton's nepliew, who was t. clergy
man, that ho always refused a
marriage fee, saying in a ton
of pleasantry, "Goyour-way,
cnuaren. l nave clone you mis
chief enough already without ta-
"W"hy is it that it seems sweet-
labor to earn five dollars.
"We.Tndhns" said the chief
of the Little Otta was, with tears
in his eyes, shaking to Rev. Dr.
Young, "we Indians use a great
deal of whisky, but," very im
pressively, "we don't make any
of it." True, noble savage, you
do not. You couldn't. You'd
drink it all up before it was half
; A' traveling show out West
announces itself as "the might
iest, most overwhelming opposition-annihilating,
geous and rival-crushing cluster
of superb and bewilderingly per
fect shows the entire world ever
looked upon." It his the elec-'
trie light, and that light is a "glo
rious illuminator," and sheds "a
halo of unspeakable glory." And
yet the children were admitted
at half price, a- usual.
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