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FAYETTEVlLLi, TENNESSEE : TIIDRSDAY, MAY 27, 1880.
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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.
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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.

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