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Announcing candidates County, Five Dollars-Congressional, Senatorial, or Judicial, Ten Dollars to be paid in ad vance. ' lliiiii For way3 that arc dark anl tricks that arc not vain the Yankee peddler can gie tini heathen Chinee points. A bright fellow TV. O. WALLi OE, "Let all the ends thou aim'st at be thy Country's, thy God's, and Truth's." proprietor i A A AAf . mm mwm m Established December 15th, 1850,- FAYETTEVlLLi, TENNESSEE : TIIDRSDAY, MAY 27, 1880. . . - " mmmm a VOL, XXM). 14 BLAKE'S WIDOW. Church Directory. regular Presbyterian, Fnyetteville no services; Sunday sclooi aio a . Methodist services every Sabbath at 10:30 and at night; Kev P A Sowell, pastor; Sunday school at 3 o'clock. Cumberland Presbyterian services ev ery Sabbath 10:30 and at night; Rev W G Templcton,paBtor; Sunday school 8 o'clock. Union Church, Pleasant Plains services 1st Sabbath each month at il and night by the Methodists, Rev W B Lowey and F L Carpenter--2nd and 4th Sabbath each month at 11 by the Associate Reformed Presbyteri an, Rev J B Muse, pastor. Methodist Sun day school at - A R Presbyterian, New nope services 1st and 3rd Sabbaths at 11; BethcL 2nd and 4th Sabbaths at 11 Rev A S Sloan, pastor. Methodist, Mulberry services 3rd Sun day in each month at 11 o'clock and every Sunday night; RevTU iliuson, pastor; Sun day School at . . Baptist. Mulberry services 1st Sab oath in rach month at 11? Rev Wm Huff, pastor. Cumberland Presbyterian, Mulberry services 2nd Sabbath in each month at 11 and night; Rev W G Templtton, pastor. United Presbyterian, Lincoln services every Sabbath at 11:13 a m; Rev D.vid Stran pastor; Sunday school at 10 Liberty Grove services 2nd Sabbath at 11 a m" RevTL Darnell, preacher in charge. Methodist, Shady Grove, (Shclton' erce10 services 2nd Sabbath in each month at 11 o'clock; Rev M U Tucker preacher in ChCumberlandlVesbytcrian,SulplmrSpring8 services 3rd Sabbath 11 o'clock; Rev Wm Eitill pastor. . Methodist. Oak IhU-serv.ccs 4th Sab lath each month at 10 a. m; T L Darnell preacher in charge. . r.unbcrland Presbyterian, Oak 11 ill, Rev J R Ticrt, pastor. Prospect. Wells' hill, Saturday before 2d Way. each mouth, Rev B T King, pastor. Keeter'B Crook, Saturday before 4lh Sun day, each month, IUv B T King, pastor. bath at 10:30 a. m; Mt. Hermon, H.ntvillc . cfrcuit rvices 1st Sabb.th at 10:30 a m; -:. wiintville circuit, services 3rd "rr.: Z m-Rcv M R Tucker CtDUtlll 1 . - iili.r.n PrT..;.. -I. v,.n,t.nr! Providence. 2nd; Lib- u"","!"'T' . Vi'A inii 4th: Kev T L erty vrovr, . - V DarnelL preacher in charge. Jl, iloh.Mcthodist, near Millville-prcach. f . .1 Mi in ,1a C in psch mon th at o r iTVnd on Saturday at 11 A.M.. bc.ore the 2nd and 4th Sunday, Kev S M Cherry, pastor Korris Cck Church, six miles north of Favetttvill-, services every 2nd and 4th Sunday. lUv. J. 3. Tig-rt, pastor. Mxxll Directory, Faycttcille Post-Office. Jem Blako "Was shot dead in his own doorway by. Antonio Uueldo, and tlie trial was 10 come off directly. The extraordinary interest in the affair was less due to the murder and its peculiar circum stances, than to the fact that this was the first case tried at San Saba in any more formal court than the time-honored in stitution of Judge Lynch. Jem had been a quiet man and a good neighbor, with a hand al ways ready to help one who was out of luck, so public sentiment ran pretty high against Antonio. If the general inclination had been followed as, up to that limn. it. nlwavs had the last named gentleman would have found very 6cant opportunity to make any remarks in his own behalf. However, things were advanc ing at San Saba as well as else where, and it wouldn't do to hang Antonio without a regular trial, no matter how agreeable 6uch a proceeding might be to the people at large. So ran the opinion expressed by Judge Pilbaldo, whose ideas on such subjects were usually accepted without comment. Nevertheless there was more than one .dissenter in the pres ent instance, to whom it was by no means clear that there could be anv sense or profit in thus beating about the bush. "lit Antonio s goin ter oe hung, why don't we hang him?" This was the pertinent query of Jake Smith, the leader of the opposing faction, and. his view of the question put it m so ciear a liarht that the iudge had great difficulty in impressing people with his conviction, lie saui that things had gone on in an irregular way long enough; and here waE a way to start the law in properly, and give it a fair show. Besides, it didn't make any kind of difference; Antonio had shot Jem, nadn't he? Well, then, what w as the use of talk- Railroad leaves every day exccrTt Sun da v at 9 :15 A.M.; arrive at 5:40 P.M. HuppuM the following offices: Kelso, Lincoln, Hyn -rillc, Oregon, George's Store, Mora, Hunt's Station, Salem, Winchester and lcherd Shelby ville stage am ves Monday, Wed nesday and Friday at 11 a. it.; leaves same days at 2 r. u. Supplies Mulberry Lynch burer Boonevillc, County Line, Shelby ville. Uuntsvillc stage weaves i Thursday at 8 a. v.; arrives Tuesday and Friday at 5 p. m. Supplies Goshen, llaile Gren Meridianvillo and Huntsvillc. Shel'byville hack leaves Mondays and Thursdays at 8 a. m.J arrive Tuesday and Friday at 5 p. v. Supplies Norm Creek, Chestnut Rldge.llawthorno and Shelbyvillc. Pulaski horse arrives every Saturday at 11-30a; leaves same day a 1 12:30. Supplies Cyruston, Millvillo, Pisgah, Bradshaw and Pulaski. , . i lilanchc horse leaves every Tuesday and Friday at 8 A. M.; arrives Wednesday and Saturday at 3 p. m. Supplies Camargo, Mo- laio, Cold Water, Blanche. Boons Hill horse arrives every Satur day at 12 ; ' 8tt dy 6t 1 F ; a iSlorsburg horse leaves Sturt.y at 8 a V arrives at 5 r M same day.- Supplies Renfrew Station and Petersburg. be obtained at this oi- fice on post offices in all part, ef the U - S States. A list of Money Order ofhcoa m.y. bo seen on application. Uatca oi com unPT Orders ara as follows: Sr.linc 15. ........... ..-10 emu do w . . ... tii do go w W. B. DOUTUAT, P. M. . . 11 ingi fxll the jury wouia nave to do now was to return their verdict of guilty in the first ue rrr-nn o n A thpi'A VOll WCI'C all comfortable, it was just me same thing in the end exactly; "I tell ver," said the judge, who felt the weight of his title, albeit the same was altogether one of courtesy; "I tell yer there's nothiu'like doin' a thing rec'lar: pertikerlally when yer know iust how it's.comm out.. Selhe judge s argument, sup nnrtpd hv his influence, and in creasing bias at San Saba in fa vor of more civilized views, set tled the matter and it was deci ed that Antonio Gueldo should be tried before he was hanged. As there was no place specially arranged for such ceremonies, Pilbaldo hospitably of- rvr.ri thn use of his shed. Here table and chair were placed for the judge, the other necessary furniture, intended to n.nrpRont the dock, the Btand, etc., being eked out with boxes ivnm Sil;is Bairsrett's arrocery -t i 1 a. store. J ake bimtti iookcu on ui iiw.art itr(iiiirations lor a time with frownincr discontent, and iimn Rtrolled down the road, rn minor into the lane that led to uini-oV "When he reached the Ar i(Au v .. Annr of the bhantv he leaned a- trainst the iamb and poked his & . . . , r i e. u:-, naked heaa insme, iaunni im sclf in an embarrassed way with his greasy fragment of -a hat. He had come there with the in tention of saying somcthing,but 6he followed with the baby in her arms. Jake Smith was trying to find the missing link in his thoughts; ho sniffed with per plexityor something- and Blake's widow looked up with out speaking. Jake nodded pleasantly four or five times. "Pooty chipper?" asked he. Blake's widow smiled sadly, bent over the sleeping child and smoothed the clothes vith a tender touch. "They're agoin' to try him in a court," Jake went on, "an' I don't believe-1" "Try who Antonio?" She turned toward the burly figure in the door with a flash of inter est iii her black eyes. "yes.!i,The judge is, making a court out of lus shed. 1 hope it Ml turn out all iiirhCbut it seems like giving that Mexican a chance he oughtn t to have. "He can't get clear, can he?" she asked, locking the cradle gently and patting the coverlet. "I don't see how, but he's got 6ome kind' of a law ' cuss to speak for him a fellow that stopped here a day or two ago on hi8'way to Galveston, and it makesime kind, o nervous." B)ake's' widow did pbtap pear to notice the last remark, for the child," disturbed by te talking, had awakened and sat up in his cradle with a won dering look. "Pboty, aint he?" said Jake regarding the small figure with interest! f 'LookaMast ! like a- heml yotv , Poor littleI-r-a, t he st amtnered1 and i treated hia hat like a, mortal , enemy. "Qf course he's had-ypu've trot there aint nothin' I could .1 fi ml flnfl f . i . ; She answered wilhr gratefnl look, but it WAS' accompanied by a shakft bf the head.1' ;-. ; Jake bent down, and, with Jv.a bisr forefincrer: softly rum pled the hair of the babyfs head ; then he went out and left them, Blake's widow flitting ?V4 h fed found her," and the bdby staring down .the path after him; He walked on until he reached the top of .the.hill, where; he could look down upon the roof which covered the piteous scene. hp had j'ust left. Here he seemed to have half a mind to go back, for he hesitated and stopped, but he changed his partial intention af tor iinirerinir" a' moment, and - - , i were examined, whose testimony showed that Gueldo had had trouble With Blake, and more than' once threatened his life; that Gueldo's pistol was one charge empty on the evening of the day of the murder, whereas in the morning it had been full ; that he was seen that morning around Blake's house, and, more than that; Blake's widow had heard Gueldo's voice just before the latal snot, ana jiaaseen nis retreating form as she ran out. At this point the -Galveston law- yer asked tne witness a. lew questions regarding how she knew it was Gueldo s and now she had recognized the voice for his. She didn't know how ex actly, but was none the less sure for that. There had been a ru mor, about that some one had heard Antonio make a boast of having "done for Blake this time," but if there was a witness for this he could not be found now. And so the prosecution closed. The Galveston lawyer yielding grasp of the mother.! A Convict's Satire upon Polit Blake's widow looked steadily at the figure on the floor it was quiet motionless then she turn Vj Hi. V ay UlVLlVXtAVUV vaa.'w. - I JL Lib Ivllwll IWq ivwtv on1 u'ortf trirnii(rli thf Wlflft 4- ,U flArnmnr1 Prnm 51 COTl- passage opened for her. by the vict jast released from a threer i-x .i uu:-. u UnliTr , .. ...A 1 silent crowd, holding the baby years' service for grand larceny. . - -1 1 A.3 4 1 . 1 . n 1 tt sir V rill . - . n.!! l.nAitrn verv Leiiuenv. aiiu uic uawv w ! no vonnir man is wvii auonn ; i :.,i-.i I. " . e 1 rying mo piBtui. The child laughed with de light; it had got its shining play thing at last. walked medi tat iyely on wa rd,ith the exclamation, "Wall, some women do bcatUhe dickens a- mazin'." ; . '' : . '. 5 II beiran bv involving in a whirl pool of hopeless contradiction the witness who had sworn to having seen Gueldo near Blake's house. ., Then he expatiated on the case with which one person may, be mistaken for another,and brought a witness to show how Gueldo had already been said to resemble some one in the village. Finally, he produced three of the ill-conditioned fellows before rcs ferred to. who swore that Anto nio was with them on a hunting! expedition during the whole ol day on which the murder was committed. It was a clear case of alibi. Jake Smith's astonish-; rsent at the ease w ith which the hinsr had been accomplished was unbounded. He threw a dis gusted look toward Pilbaldo, but the., judge was nonplussed, anu didn't 6eem to be interested with lie. things in Jake's vicinity. 'Gentlemen of the jury, ' said he. "thincs has took a turn I didn't altogether expec. I don't know as there s much to De said. s'nose vou've got to cro by the evidence, an' that don't need any explainin'. Ef you can make out accordm ter that, mat Jn- Gueldo killed Jem Blake, why, just recollect, that's what yer here fur." The iurv filed out, and the ex- w.t:int audience occupied itself with tobacco and" whispered com ments. Jake Smith fidgeted a- bout on his box, and cast anxious the sight within made him for- iret it. County OfELo ors, V V Carter. County Judi,'6 W B- Martin, Clerk Cli.ncerj Court. V t Morgan, do urcui n Tiorcc do County do do do do 1 wt k Pnnnnit bum. Llon- it B "Thompson, hcgistcr. I If C.DurT, County-Surveyor P J Kivo, Suptof Public Sch.ola. t ,B. Morvan, Coroner. ": ' O. Wallace, Ranger. Blake's widow sat there, as she had pretty much all the imc since the murder, staring crr no-l.t. hi: fore her. with her chin in her palm. The sunlight struck through the loiiage m the red oak- trees that grew be- ore the door, and checkered umiIi flinkprinc brightness the floor and cradle in which Jem s baby was sleeping. There it Was, JUSt as 11 uau uccu days ago; (could it ue oniy thrift davs) iust as it had ocen when-fihe went out that morning o look after the drying, clothes, and left him standing in the door by the cradle, (how fond he was ot the uaoy; just as it w as when she heard the crack of the oistol. and ran in with an awful sense of suffocating fright; iust the same as she had tound him Ivirtjr unon the cradle, dab bling its white linen with his blood, and the baby playing with his hair. She screamed once, the first and the last com plaint any ono had .heara. her make; then she was'liaietand hopeful through" "all ;;when - the men came and lifted. Uiim Up; when they laid him oil the rough bed in the other room; when they carded him to the grave, : Of course everyhody came to the trial. The arrangements ; were soon found to v be altogether too mpanrpr, Pillijilfloji jihwl was fill- ed'to overflowing, and Baggett msifift rlonn swceii ot every cmi- rv box in his store. Antonio s a " lawyer, a sharp-eyed, snarp-ieat-nred fellow from Galveston, had bnstlil. nliojii Avilh .' surDrisihc: agility on the day previous, hold in r mvstei-ious conference with ill-conditioned leiiows oi vjruci-t dn's kidnow Jake Smith was highly dissatisJied, and even tne the ludgc was heard to utrer tome-' hiisgiviugs-r however, by iho limn, the nroceedimrs had re- ally commenced he gained confi dence. The court was assem bled, the jury had been chosen, and the witnesses were all pres ent fiavo jbhc-Blake s -widow. Prttv soon there was a stir at the door,1 then a murmur of sur- prise ran through the; crowded room. . r be blamed.' said - J ake Smith, audibly," "if she; 'hasn't LAWb4Waa ' j - AVhat reason she may have had for not leaving the little thing in charge of some syrapatnizing woman and there were plenty who wouldTiave been glad of the trust wa3 not apparent; howev- i. Mm. .' A - UUUt UU lilO va. . w--- dances through the open door, ; fer themselves as house servants toward the clump ot nopais ask more wagus man ui jwhi where the jury were deliberating, to white girls, and this alone Antonio talked and laughed inj would be a barrier against them. n.Ttono with his counsel.' 11 there 18 one tntnjr uiau uus Cil llliva.v.1 i,vy t .and Hlake's widow sat at them with compressed- hps, and a strons: expression of deter mination coming into her face. It wasn t filed in airam selves For the Fayetteville Observer. A May Night Scene. - . BY JESSIE F. BR0WKB. A great white pearl on a gradual slope, Far reaching to the night's high noon ; It came like the first faint rays of hope. The Bliimmering light of thatyonng May moon, As she'rose from her borne in the East afar, With a timorous grace and a half shy glance, Paling the lustre of each bright star, In the cloudless realms of the vast ex panse. Anon, she smiled as In gracious mirth, From the fleecy folds of a manlling cloud; Unveiling the face of our own fair earth, That the sable depths of the night en shroud. And gloom dissolves m the pale sweet glow, From the mountain high with its eilrered crest, To the tiniest lakelet far below, Where her penciled rays for a moment rest. 0, young May moon, of the slumb'rous beam, Before thee the spirit of darkness flies; And passingly fair as an angel's dream, A marvel of beauty each landcape lies. Ineffable calm 1 a peace profound, Xow rests on the ever restless world, 'Till it almost seems in his ceaseless round, The wings of Time in their flight were furled. Or we transferred to some fairer clime, Far, far from our mundane sphere ; To be vexed no more by the things of time The harassing cares that surround us here. Th8 Servant Question. As yet, writes the New York correspondent of the Hartford Times, there is no sign of a special demand for Chinese ser vants. Probably not more than fifty of the twenty-five hundred Chinese in New York are em ployed in this way. I under stand that 6ome who have tried Chinamen have been glad to get rid of them after a few weeks. There is no particularcomplaint, but a sort of general dissatisfac tion. AH the Chinese who of- staring'out the meanness ot a -pretty long before but the all seating the jury them- spokesman, than another, it is the payment of servants' watrcs. It is a com ical Letter-writing. Columbus Dispatch. The following letter was hand- in certain portions of the State. It is certainly a racv satire, up on the personal letters of politi cians:. Ohio Penitentiary, Colum bus, Ohio, March 2G, 18S0. To the Hon. Charles Foster, Gov ernor of the State of Ohio Your Excellency: After a peri od of more than two years, de voted to faithful service in the Dosition I now occupy, having mm sacrificed personal interests, al ienated myself from my family, and endured privation and hard ships in order to promote the public good and secure to my fellow-man an increased degree of safety and security in the en joyment ot his earthly posses sions, 1 now ieei jusiiueu in tendering mv final resignation, not alone as shipping clerk for the contract, but also as inmate of the institution, wishing to ;slep down and out in the tul- lpst sense of the term. This step is not prematurely taken: for, from the hrst, i was more than willing to decline the posi tion, but the influence ot others outweighed my opposition, and, regardless of my own feelings on the subject, 1 was forced iu- to public life. 15ut private Dus iness, long neglected,- now de mands my personal and undi vided attention, and for these reasons I beg your acceptance of mv resignation, and ask that it bear even date with the tender thereof. In retiring from public ser vice, I place in your hands an nnsullied record, and am consol ed with the knowledge that the duties performed by me have, over and above my remunera tion, been a source oi revenue to the State. Hoping that my successor may be a worthy one, and that the public interests will not suf fer in his hands, I have the hon or to be your humble servant, Convict O. P. The author of the above was immediately restored to citizenship. Cheating an Innocent Man. One day last month, when trade was dull, a Vicksburg grocery clerk procured a piece of sole leather from a shoemak er. Dai nt ed it black, and laid it aside for future use. "Within a wm wmim, Conducted by TUB GOOD TE2PLASS OF MHBEEEY. INTEMPERANCE. It is seldom that debauchery breaks at one end of the thread of vitality ; there occurs, for the most Dart, a wearisome and oain- ful interval between the first loss of capacity for enjoying life and the period ot its ultimate and its entire extinction. This circum stance, it is to be presumed is out of consideration of those per sons who with a prodigality more extravagant than that of Cleopa tra, dissolve the pearl of health in the globe of intemperance. rni i u Ai victims of intemperance find to be no easy descent. The scene is darkened long before the cur tain falls. Having exhausted, prematurely, all that is pure and delicious in the cup of life, they are obliged to swallow afterward, but not the worst result ot in temperance. Punishment, in some instances, treads almost instantly upon the heels of transgression; at others, with a more tardy but equally certain step, it follows the com mission oi moral irregularity. During the course of a long pro tracted career of excess, the ma lignant power of alcohol, slow and insidious in its operation, is gnawing incessantly at the root, and otten, without spoiling the ii ii . Dioom, or seeming 10 impair ine vigor of the frame, is clandes tinely hastening the period of its destruction. There is no impru dence with regard to health that does not tell; and those are not unfrequently found to suffer in the event most essentially, do not appear to suffer immediate ly from every individual act of indiscretion. The work of decay is in such instances, con stantly going on, although it nev er loudly indicates its advance by any lorcible impression upon the senses. Ex. uui iiiu u.v...-- t j ilnlllU IWt lunins wos.. i innu large class of housekeepers rnpre feW fjayS an old chap from back il. ... l. r. 5 ?j 4 Vi o nncmpiit .1 1 .. : ..,1 n the country came in and in quired for a plug ot chewing mon thing in Hew York (I have tobacco. The piece of sole or that niirht . be, there it ;was wm z ' clasped firmly in her arms, its hrlrrht red cheek contrasting with her whiteness, and its father's sunny hair mingling - with ner dark locks. Withfcome difficul ty 'way was made through the throw to her seat, which had been placed on one side of the indfre. directly opposite tne can- J O ' " . . die-box on the other,, where Antonio sat. She took her place and never moved during the whole of the trial, excepting as she was required to tostny, ana once when the baby tugged at some glistening thing that lay hidden in the tolds pi ner urcbs, at which she took pains to dis tract its attention . with a cmp from the floor. As for the baby, if ant thorn with its big. blue ovos onen to their, fullest extent, entirely absorbed in the novel scene, save -aj tne moment wnei that irresistible glitter caught ite eye. Every one being now pres nnt' the trial went on in good earnest, and Judge Pilbaldo rose wiping iiis forehead with his shirtsleeve. "Straightened itouUiave yer?" asked he; nodding to the spokes man."' - The man nodded slowly in re urn. . - " Wal, let's have it then." "Yer see." said the spokesman, with a hesitating and disappoint ed air. "ef yer hadn't a corralled ua with stickm' ter the evidence, we might a done better, but ac cord! n' ter that, Antonio wasnt thar, he couldn't a done it, an ef he didn't do it, why then of course, he's not guilty." Pilbaldo didn't dare to look at anybody; he stared up at the alters down at the table no where in particular; and then turned halfway toward Antonio. "You km go," said he, spcah- ... . 1 in 1.: mg with great denuenuiuii, - uut wouldn't stay round here too long." There was a dead pause for a minute, and ' nobody moved. Jake Smith exploded a single expressive word, which he had held in for some time past, and Blake's widow- stood up. "Have you got through, judge ?" ehe asked. "Wal I s'pose so." "And there is nothing more to be done ?" "I'm afraid there ain't." "And he's free to go ?" "Y-a-a-s." - v Antonio Gueldo rose with an insolent grin, and picked up his hat. , The baby crowed, for it saw the glittering thing again. There vvas a sharp report 1 Antnnm rufrf.hnfl 'forward 111 a hear unon the floor, and Blake s widow stood with "the pistol nrossod to her breast. A line of thin blue smoke curled up from the muzzle of the weapon, and formed a halo around the child's flaxen head. The glittering thing mvia run to lioai the little hands seen much of it. and can speak . 1 to the point) for women wno dress well and live well, and go to church to boot, to cheat their servants without a blush. It is also a common thing to refuse to pay them their wages when they are leaving a place, in which, perhaps, one servaut is expected to do the work of three. Another common' prac tice is to feed them on the re fuse ot the family table, and if there isn't enough of that for a meal they may go hungry. Complaints about the tyranny of servants are often made, audi in many cases, no doubt, with very good reason. But there are many other cases a great many more cases, in fact in which the servants are vastly more sinned against than 6in- leather was tied up, paid for and the purchaser started lor home. At the end of the sixth day he returned, looking downcast and dejected, and walking into the store inquired ot tne ciern: " 'Member that tobacco I got here the other day?" " I OK. "Well, was that a new brand?" "Xo same old brand." "Regular plug torbacker, was it?" "Y'es." "Well. then, it's me; it's right here in my jaws," sadly replied Tell vour bov never to drink whiskey; never touch it; sooner pour red-hot lead down his throat than do it. Tell him nev er to go into a saloon ; sooner rush into the jaws of a lion than to do it. Tell him never to vote to license a dram shop ; sooner strike off the hand that holds the ballot than to license a man to do what he himself would not do, viz., destroy men's happiness, homes and lives lor a living. Whiskey is the sum of all vil- lanies. and the sooner your child is taught to believe it the better. Jerseyville Examiner. a . purely business contract, u and that Mr. Sneathen had fail- L - - - t id to comply with his part of it, h ty acres of land as a return for her becoming Mrs. bncathcn,and then failed to do so. v.i?o was driven, young not long asro. to inn cling eoun- try roads with a basket cvir his arm, selling an article on which there was just a trifle over 2,000 per cent, profit, fell in down the wilds of South Jersey, one day, with one cthe interesting i Clirijt-. says the imens. "That man young fellow, "taught me more about peddling in the few days we traveled together than I ever knew before. He could turn a jack-knife into a horse and wag- -w- ft. on. late one aiternoon we were r making for the little tavern.kcpt . by an elderly woman, where wo intended to pass the night. The Yankee, as we passed a little pile of pebbles, stooped down. and picked up two round white ones, one about twice as oig as ;he other. 'I am going to pay 'or mv supper and lodging said he, 'with these two pebbles.' He . put them in his pocket, and 1 thought no more about them, un- 11. alter we had eaten our sup- . per, we were seated by a com- ortable hre the lankee, the andlady and I. He was a spec- tacie peddler, and carried ma wares in a little green box. He had a charming habit of saying to people, whenever he got a chance: 'Your eyes are in a pret ty bad way. They won't last you long.' He said this to the andlady. and she replied that she was afraid it was true, for they ft'ftJV . ft 1 ft had been troubling her a good deal lately. . "Then the spectacle man brought out the larger of the two pebbles. 'Look at that, Mad ame,' said he. 'What do you think of that?' "The landlady said she thought . it looked like any other white mf pebble that could be picked up rirft. any where, lne spectacle man, laughing at the woman's igno rance, said if she could pick up a few stones like that she'd soon make her fortune. It was a gen uine eye pebble, imported from Germany. 'I make an eye wa- er from these pebbles, said he. that strengthens the eye and re stores the failing Bight. The stone will dissolve to nothing in ten minutes in salt and water.' The old lady was incredulous, and for some time nothing more was said about it. Presently she asked: 'Is that eye-water of y ou rs very expensi ve i i2i o, he saidnot very expensive. ' 1 hen, said she, 'I guess I'll have to get you to make me a bottle of it.' "The peddler told her to bring . in a tumblerful of lukewarm wa- ;er. with a tablespoonful of salt in it, and a teaspoon. The ar ticles were soon brought, and the peddler, dropping the larger peb ble into the glass, began to stir it with the teaspoon vith great deliberation. . For fully five min utes he continued to stir, the pebble, of course, showing no signs of dissolving. " 'I thought,' said the old lady that that there little atone would lissolve.' "'It docs seem a little Klnb- bom, that's a fact,' said the spec tacle man, 'but the trouble is you haven't put 'in quite enough : .ilt. Just cct me a teaspooful - & i more salt, and it will soon be all ht.' The old lady left - the room to eret thc6alt, and the ped- dler quickly whipped the larger r . ft a it 1 Mrs. Sneathen. of Kent coun- ty, Mich., wants a divorce from Mr. Sneathen. She doesn't set up in her complaint the usual nfmro-na of ill-trontmont. drnnk- enness, failure to provide, or in- pebble out of the tumbler, and CUiiijJauuiiiij ui uicpumiiuii, vuimroppCd 111 tne blliailtT X simply that the marriage wan declarer said she when fche re timed and saw the diminished ize of the iebble; 'It's takin' ild, after all, ain t ltr 'Uertain- ai iu . j'-. . , ihjiu, all ci uii, win i hi VA.UUIU- he having agreed to give her for- y 8aid the spectacle man, look- 4 m-m mrmm n f I .ft ftr r f It fl . Tft .1 t Z ning. Out in Nevada a school trus tee had iustirot everything fix- the man. "I knowed I was ed to run away with the school gitling purly old, but I was al- fund when to his indignation lus handy biting plug. I never he found that the other trustee . 4 .ft . f A T f k ft 1 II t 6eed a plug aloie this one mat ijhacl squandered every tionar oi couldn't tear to pieces at one-fit. He says now the world is too full ot thieves and scound rels for an honest man to have chaw. I sot my teeth on to this one. and bit and pulled and j Circumstantial Evidence. About forty years ago a gen tleman was tried and convicted upon circumstantial evidence of the murder of his neicc. She was heard to exclaim, "Don't kill mel" and that instant a pis- twisted like a dog at a root, and I've kept biting and pulling for six days, and thar she am now, the same as the day you fsold her to mel" "Seems to be a good plug, any kind of a chance. Man's lot is not a happy one. No sooner is he free from his mother's apron strings and slip- nor lh.m he becomes the hiave remarked the clerk, as he smell- j0f ome try ant in pink and ed at the counterfeit. white and marries. HU wife '"5T,o' rtllrinrht? it's me that1 S'tlmii Knucoa him until n li:iHv . j i uv J uii " " luvil w craft- J tol or fowling piece was hred,failin Mexciaimed the old man. comCs along, and then the baby off. Upon these circumstances tpas9 mQ out gome finc cnt and: bosses the whole family. iw rrpntloman was convicted; ,,,, 1 jj v, fm-m 1 11 go lioiiiu, uuu UVCU l to the boys, and get ready for the gravel" rial went on in goou j and they took it from the A.number of witnesses nu"llw U1 J. tho. trentleman and executed. Near twelve months after, the neice, who had eloped, arrived in England, and hearing oi me auair, eiuciuatuu tho whole trasaction. It ap- ed that she had formed an. r i attachment lor a person oi wnom; her uncle disapproved. vnen walking in the nelds, nc was earnestly dissuading her from the connection, when she repli ed that 6he was resolved to have him, or it would be her death, and therefore said, "Don't kill me, uncle don't kill mel" At the moment she uttered these words a fowling piece was dis iini..wl hv ii Riiortsman in a - ' . n . t rii i neighboring held. J.ne same night she eloped from her un cle's house, and the combination of the suspicious circumstances occasioned his ignominious death. . - Ohio has developed another singular thing in the shape ot a voung man who has sued his mother for calling him a thief A imnn tnlrl hin frloild that lie JL 1UUU . . . I lllWHWil IUI VUlllllg had joined the army. MWhatanQ a drunkard. Exchange. reuiiciii ma "Oh, I don't mean that; I mean fho mmv of the Lord." "Ah, what church?" "The Baptists," Whv." was the reply, "that's "J 7 ' ' not the array; it's the navy. The English language is rich in synonymous terms. A me chanic in search of work is "out of a iob:" a clerk in the same J 7 . ,! .! predicament is -maengageu, and a proiessionai muiMiuuiij placed is "at leisure." The mechanic gets work, the clerk "connects" himself with some PRtiihlishment. and the profes sional man "resumes" practice. . . There it is again. Ohio everything since Hayes went in to ohice. Great men do not consider themselves, above everybody else, 'tis ' those ignorant little runts who wear 6tandup collars and nport canes, and who refuse to pay their washing bills, that think every one beneath them. mi 7 ing very wise, and pouring in the remainder oi the salt; 'it win pe rcadv now in five nnnntes, and -f you'd better have a bottle ready to . Put in. tor It It- tQ stand in the air.' "The landlady had him thin ime, for the bottle was standing on the mantle-tdielf. It was nec essary to get her out of the room once more to remove the li'fe )ebble, so he asked: 'Haven't you a colored glass bottle I' 'No,' she said, she hadn't one in the house. 'Then, said he, 'you had better paste some dark paper a rqund this one.for the light weak ens the eye-water, and in time spoils it.' The old lady went out in the kitchen to hunt some hick paper, and out came tho x 1 ittle pebble. The eye-water was made. l?.nli vmir fTM troll wifli this three time a day said he, aa 1 . ft . . ft a 'ft ft . ie corKett the bottle, and by the next time I come around you'll iave a new pair of eyes in your head.' "Next morning, as we were a- bout to pay our bills, the landla dy inquired how much she owed for the eye-water. " 'It will be a dollar for the pebble, just what it costs to im port them from Germany, said he. 'I won t charge you any thing for making it.' "A dollar was jnst what he owed the hotel. He and the landlady were 'square.' " "No, sir' said the Deadwood man. 'we haven t any nnli-pro- fanity society here. Profanity is too cheap, and if a man hasn't got anything better to ante with, ho can stay out of the game. The poor, guileles3 Indian can be induced by the shrewd white man to trade his pony for a rifle not worth over 3. But it takes, a heap of vigilance to provent his stealing the peny back when it comes night.