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JSf Announcing candidates County, Five Dollars Conpressional. Senatorial, or Judicial, Ten Dollars to be paid in ad vance. Church Directory. Vi ebytcrian, Fayettcville no regular 6ervices; Sunday school at 8 a m. Methodist services every Sabbath at 10:30 and at night; Kev P A Sowell, pawtor; fiunday school at 8 o'clock. Cumberland Presbyterian serviced ev ery Sabbath 10:30 and at night; Rev W G Templftton.pastor; Sunday school 8 o'clock. ' Union Church, Pleasant Plains services 1st Sabbath each month at 11 ana mnt ny tho Methodists, Rev W B Lowey and F L Carpenter2nd and 4th Sabbath each month at 11 by the Associate Uefonned Fresbyteri- . . . . r .1. i'. c ans, ttev J li Muse, pastor. jMriuouui sua day school at A R Presbyterian, New Hope services 1st nd 3rd Sabbaths at 11; Bethel, 2nd and 4th Sabbaths at 11 Rev A S Sloan, pastor. Methodist, Mulberry services 3rd Sun dav in each month at 11 o'clock and every . . . . . mil II! - . . o Sunday mgni; ucv j u mubuu, pbiui , uuu dav School at 'J. Baptist. Mulberry services 1st Sabbath in Nich month at 11 Rev Win Huff, jastor. "Cumberland Presbyterian, Mulberry services 2nd Sabbath in each '.nonth at 11 nnd night; Rev V G TcmpLton, pastor. . United Presbyterian, Lincoln services every Sabbath at 11:15 a m; Rv David tUran pastor; Sunday school at 10. Liberty Grove services 2nd Sabbath at 11 a m; RevT L Darne'.l. preacher in charge. Methodist, Shady Grove, (Shelton's creek) services 2nd Sabbath in each month at 11 o'clock; Rev M R Tucker preacher in charge. . . CumuerlandlVcsbylcrian.SulphurSprings services 3rd Sibbath 11 o'clock; Rev Win Estill pastor. Methodist, Oak Hill services 4th Sab lth each month at 10 a. in; T L Darnell preacher in charge. rombcrland Presbyterian, Oak Hill, Rov J B Tigert, pastor. Prospect, Wells' hill, Saturday before 2d Sunday, each month, Rev B T King, pastor. Hester's Creek, Saturday betore 4th Sun day, each month, Rev B T King, pastor. - Methodist. Flyntville services 4ih Sab bath at 10:3U a.m; Mt. lltmipn, Flintvillo circuit, services 1st Sabbath at 10:30 am; Macedonia, Flintvillo circuit, services 3rd Habbath at 10:30 a m Rev M R Tucker preacher in charge. Union, 1st Sundar; Providence, 2nd; Lib erty Grove, 3rd; Oak Hill, 4th; Rev T L Darnell, preacher in charge. Shiloh.McthodiBt, near MiUville preach ing on Vd Sunday in each month at 3 p. u and on Saturday at 11 a. M., bclore the 2nd and 4th Sunday, Rev S M Cherry, pastor Xorris Creek Church, six wiles north of Fayrtteville, services every 2nd and 4th Sunday, Rev. J. 3. Tig-rt, pastor. jiSail Directory, rnycttcvillo Post-Offlco. Railroad leaves every day except Sun ly at U:15 a.m.: arrives at 6:40 r.M. Kupj.dies the following oflices: Kelso, Lincoln, Flynt ville, Oregon. George's Store, Llora, Hunt's Station, Salem, Winchester and Decherd. Sliclbyvillc stage arrives Monday, Wed nesday and Friday at 11 a. m.; leaves same diivs at 2 r. . Supplies Mulberry, Lynch burg, Booneville, County Line, Shelbyvillc. lluntsville stage leaves Monday and 2'hursday at 8 a. m.; arrives Tuesday and Friday at 5 p. s. Supplies Goshen, Hazle Green, Meridianvillo and lluntsville. tSbeibyvillo hack leaves Mondays and Thursdays at 8 a. m.; arrives Tuesday nnd Friday at 6 M. Supplies Xorris Creek, Chestnut Ridge.Hawthorno and Shelbyvillc. Pulaski horse arrives every Saturday at ir30AM loaves saina day a. 12:30. Supplies Cyruston, Millvillc, Tisah, Bradsfcaw and Pulaski. Blanche horse leaves every Tucday and Friday at t a. M.; arrives Wednesday and Haturdar at 3 r. m. Supplies Camargo, Mo lino, Cold Water, Blanche. Boons Uill horse arrives every Satur dav at 12 m; leaves sam day st- 1 i u. l'tersburg horse leaves Satun.ay at 8 A V arrives at 5 P M Mine day. Supplies Renfrew Station and Petersburg. Money Orders can bo obtained at this of fice upon post offices in all parts cf the U nited States. A list of Money Order oflices mav he seen on application. Rates of coin inison for Money Orders are as follows: ... ' n.....A.linir ila 10 cents Over 15 and not exceeding $30 15 do do do 30 40 (H) uu .... yj xj jo do r0 25 do W. B. DOUTHAT, P. M. county Offlccra. v T. Carter. County Judge. W n. Martin, Clerk Chancery Court XV C Morgan, do Circuit do r.D.B,yce, do County do t t Holland, SheriH. O. W.Ounts, Wf A. Cnnninyham,- Dep. U,TlSrr"uinderion. Trustee. . n iThompaon, Register, t H C Dulf, County-Surveyor, r J fifves, Sup't of Public Svhol. j'b. Morcan, Coroner, y 0. Wallace. Ra". THE .IV. O. Established December 15th, THE GOLDEN TALISMAN. "I cannot recommend you, believing you to be a thief, but I will be so merciful that I will let you depart. Go at once." The voice and face were btern and unyielding. Geollrev Baird knew that all I he piteous appeals he had made, the assertions of innocence he had frantically declared had, ful len upon ears not indeed deaf, but closed to him. - M "You have been very kind to me. Mr. lIoyt,"he said,his voice quivering with pain, "and I had rather cut off my right hand than let it rob you." There was no reply, and the boy, for he was only nineteen, walked slowly from the room; lie had been accused of crime, condemned and punished in a brief half hour. He was a wid ow's only 6on, and very poor, but Abraham Hoyt Had been very kind to him, employing him in light labor about his ex tensive grounds, and trying him well, and allowing him to read whatever he wished in his libra ry. And from the library a valuable watch and chain had been stolen from a table drawer, when there was no one as far as could be ascertained, in the room but Geoffrey Baird. Crushed, humiliated, almost heart-broken the lad walked from the house across the wide garden, bright with summer bloom that seemed to mock his misery. lie had his hand upon the great iron gate leading into the road, when he heard his name called, in a clear, childish voice, "Jeff! Oh, wait a moment!" And then, turning his heavy eyes, he saw a fairy of ten sum mers, a goldcn-haireu darling, dressed all in white, coming down the broad walk with fl ing feet. Of all the treasures his employer possessed, Geoflfre' knew this, his only child, was the dearest. Motherless from her birth, she had been her fa ther's idol her whole petted life. "Jeff," she panted, coming to his tide, "you must go away, papa says, but I know you nev er, never took the watch! Did you "Xo, Miss Daisy, I never took it." . "I know it! Pm going to find out who did take it. And Jefl' you must take this." . ' ' ' She opened her tiny white hand to show lying upon the palm a broad twenty -dollar gold piece. But the boy shrank back. - "Xo, no, Mis9 Daiiy," he said, "I cannot." "Bnt you must. It is my ovn,my very own. Aunt Louise gave it to me on my birthday. In 'the corner I scratched" 'M. II.!. for Margaret IIoyl,Jvitlv-aJ pin, but I guess it won t hurl it. Please, please, dear Jeff, do take it." . ") - "v She pressed it into his reluo tant hand and then4 throwing her arms around his neck, kiss ed him with her child Iips,saying: "I will find out who did take tho watch, Jeff, and then .you will come back." : Before he could answer she was speeding back to the house, her flying curls out on tho sum mer air that wafted to Geoffrey a last "Good-by, dear Jeff." With a heavy heart he went homeward, to tell his sorrow and disgrace. He feared it would almost kill his mother, buf after hearing him patiently, she said: "I had a letter from Albany this morning, Geoffrey, from my lather's lawyers. Twenty five years ago my father cast me off for marrying a poor. man. He died without forgiving me but to you he has left his fort une nearly half a million in money upon condition you take his name when you arc of age. I have packed lip your possessions, and we will go to Albany to-night, "Margaret!" ' The voice was sharp and im perative, and Margaret Iloyt, looked up from , the task of teaching Alice Bristow her let ters, to answer, but before she spoke the beautiful girl who en tered the school-room said: "Margaret, I . want you ( to come and show Elsuf how to trim my dress for to-night., Everybody said you had rich exquisite taste before your fa ther tailed and died." The pale, patient face flushed a little at the cruel words, but Laura Bristow did not heed the pain she had given. "Come now," she 6aid impa tiently; "I want to look partic ularly well, for AVillard Whar ton is coming. It is the first party' since he came from Eu OE, 'Let all 1850, ' rope, 'lie lias been vcfiretaCinsr in Florence ever so long, with a consumptive mother; but she died a year ago, and alter trav eling -awhile he has come home. l)id yon know him?" "1 never heard the name." "Come to think'of it, he left long before you came." i Alice's primer was put. aside, and Margaret accompanied Lau ra to the room where, her finery was being, prepared for a bril liant party a few hours later. "Miss iloyt," Miss Bristow said Idokihg up from the cloud of tulle under, her --fingers, "I wish you to comedown to play, and I wish 3011' to wear white lace ruflles and a white flower or two in your hair. That will not interfere with 3'our mourn ing, but you wi!f look a little less like a mute at a funeral." To hear, was to 6be3. Mrs. Bristow was a distant connec tion Of Mr. Hoyt's and when he died leaving his only child to poveri3, the lad3' impressed up on stricken Daisy that she was placed under an - enormous weight of obligation by being permitted to be govcrness,lady's maid, general useful factotum in her family. But the soft violet eyes had lost nothing of their sweetness; the golden hair gath ered irito a rich knot, waSj full of. waves and" ringlets, making tiny baby curls around the del fcate oval of ! her face, and the sensitive mouth was still expres sive and lovely. She sighed a little as she put tne sou While rumo into Her black dress, and a few white flowers into her hair. "It seems like forgetting poor father," she thought,but 3et she knew her appearance had been too gloomyjor a, festive occa sion.., .1 The g nests were gathcri ng,and Daisy had gone into a small sitting-room opposite the wide drawing-rooms to wait until she was summoned to 6ing and play. - She Had' never been in societ3 in Albany, and knew none of Mr. Brisldvv's friends, so she was graciousl3 i excused from taking any more active part in the 'social gathering than to n muse by i her .'singing, or help willing feet along by playing dance 'music. r-r ' She was' turning over the leaves of a new magazine, quite sure of being ) uninterrupted when the door, opened, and look ing up she saw a strange gen tleman. "Pardon , me," he 6aid. "I thought this room." 1 ' was the drawing- 1 1:1, Then, as she, Ijf ted her face, he sprang, for ward. -. "Daisy 1 Daisy ."ha said, and not realizing the familiarity of the address, she arose to stretch out not 11 "hands, saving, . r, "Jeff! Is it JJeff?" ' (. "It is Jeft'," he answered, "or rat her it, 4is Ailtard. Wharton." Then moving a chair near the one she had occupied, he told her of hi grandfathers legacy aud the chanrc of name. ' "Through good and ill, years of prosperity?' and the tempta tion that "aMsails" all of us, I have carped a golden talisman, to keep fny heart pure and true, that I might some day la re to bring it to your feet," ho said. A.nd througrfa mist of happy tears she saw him open a , large locket hanging to his watch chain. . No miniturc face, no lock of hair was there, but care fully set, a twenty-dollar' gold, piece, with M. H., scratched with a pin in one corner. ' In tho drawing room Mrs. linstow wondered what detain ed our herb for the evening; but when lie came in late she read nothing of the secret that was in his happy eyes. She saw his-courtcous atten tion to her governess, but at tributed to the innate court ey of tho young millionaire, and Dais3T sang as if inspired, and threw a shower of fantasies into her waltz galop music; 1 But when : Miss Iloyt was asked for in Mr. Wharton's calls, when he stylish turnout that was "admired of all Alban3 6tood at the door for Miss Iloyt to drive, Mrs. Bristow grew savage. - - "Yoir arc too forward with strangers," she told Daisy. "But Mr. AVharton is an old friend. I knew him when I was a little girl, and and we are to be married in the spring," said blushing Dais3. ' And considering Mr. Whar ton's wealth and position, and hie future wjfe's probable influ ence in society, Mrs.- Bristow wisely made the best of it, and Dais3T was provided with a trous seau and u " wedding party, for "Your great kindness to Allie," said Mrs. Bristow gracefully. the ends thou aim'st at be FAYBTTBVILLB, TENNESSEE: TUURSDAV, JULY Not until they had been some days married did Willard Whar ton say one day carelessly, "By-the-by, Daisy, was that watch ever found?" "Yes, Felix was arrested six months afterward for stealing some of the plate, and in his trunk was the watch. Papa searched faithfully for you, but yon hail vanished as if the cart had swallowed you." "1 knew it would turn up somewhere," said Mr. Wharton quietly, "and perhaps now it 1 just as well it was missed. If 1 had not left in disgrace, my darling might not have given me my golden talisman. 00 ' Published by request. THE BAEES IN THE WOODS. In Xorfolkshire there (lid reside A fond and virtuous pair, Who both grew sick and like to (lied, Which filled their minds with care. Their babrs, a pretty boy and girl, They grieved to leave behind, And to an only uncle's care These children were consigned. "Now, brother," said the dying man, "Look to my children d-ar, And be a parent kind to them, And God jour life will spare." The uncle promised he would love And bring them up with care, He took the will and clasped the babes, Which pleased the dying pair. "My lands and wealth I do bequeath To these inv children dear, . Bltould God not please to spare their lives Then you shall be the heir." The dying mother raised herself, "Protect my babes," she cried, "And Providence will you reward," Then kissed them both and died. He only kept these little ones A twelve month and eight days, When in his breast he formed a schema To take their lives away. He bargained with two ruffians vile, Who were of furious mood, To take away these little babes, And kill tlum in the woods. Behind the rogues the babs were placed, And set out side by sine, Delighted as they went along On horseback thus to ride. Their pretty prattle by the way Made one of them relent . That ever he undertook the deed He sorely did repent. The other being hard of heart Was not at all aggrieved, Rut rowed that he would do his part For what he bad received. To save their lives the milder rogue Did fight the other there; Ho killed him before the babes, Who quaking stood with fear. He took the children by the Land While tears stood in their eyes, And for the scheme which he had plarned lie stilled all their cries. For two long miles he did them lead, Of hunger th'-y complain, "Stay here," says he, "I'll go for bread, And soon return again. When he was gone they, handjn hand, Did wander up and down, But never inoro did they behold The ruffian come from town. These pretty babes thus wandered long Without the hast, relief, Among the woods and thorny briars, Till death did end their grief. No burial nor covering Was given to the pair, Till robin redbreast with bay leaves, Did eover them with care. But now the heavy wrath of God Upon their uncle fell, The furies haunt his dark abode, His pangs no tongue could tell. His house and barn were burned with fire His lands were barren made, His cattle in the field expire, And nothing with him staid. The villian who did take in hand These pretty babes to kill, To die was judged by the law, For murder, by God's will. The guilty secret in his breast No longer could contain, So nil the truth he then confessed, To free his hcait from pain. The uncle did in prison die, Unpitied was his cry; Come all ye guardians of such babes And warning take hereby. PLEASANT WORDS. No matter how the world may go, How dark its shadows be, Or whether June's sweet roses blow To gladden you and me, There always is a time of day Our voices may be h ard, When we can pause beide the way To say a pleasant word. The little barefoot girl we meet, The maid whose love was vain, The hatless Iniy upon the street, And blind man with his cane, When they receive the humble mite Will feel their losonis stirred, If, with the coin of value light, We pass a pleasant word. Afid hearts that now with sorrow ache Beneath some heavy blow, Will from the shadows rise and break The spull of all their woe, And feel that li e hath sunshine new, And songs as sweet as birds', ' If we be but humane and true, And give them pleasant words. The average life of a farmer is t3G years, and if he wasn't o bliged to run, and yell so much, getting his neighbors' cows out of his corn-field, Jie'd probably bring it up to 81. "What is blasphemy V" asks the Philadelphia Ledger. If the Ledger is really ignorant on this subject, let it put a drop of vitriol on a chair and take notes of the talk of the man who sits 1 upon it. I thy Country's, thy Cod's, and THE AGENT'S STOEY. A Leaf from an Adjuster's Diary, "Loss at attention." Agency needs That was all the telegram said. A glance at the map showed the nearest railroad point was on the Baltimore and umo xvoau, in wesi v irgmia. A few hours' ride across the State, and a quiet little village nesueu ai me 1001 01 me nign J.l I'll 1 1 . wooacu n ins marsea me aajusi crs station, lo the inquiry, w nereis me v,iay district the depot man named "Sixteen miles back of the hills, and a migniy rougn roaci, stranger." A short chat with a livery man seuieci me consideration 01 a pair of horses and driver, and through the valleys, up and down long hills along the beds oi creeus tne rougn and wmn- ing way was slowly traversed. Across the Monongahela, where a long bridge marks the spot wnere a iieuei general w uio v ii vviinu- eracy, through a creek, where, on its banks, rest both the blue aim me gray m a oreamiess sleep, and into the timbered nius again ior a iew mnes until an older settled country was namea as tne iay district, At some distance ahead could be seen a counlo of larjre stone chimneys, all that was left of a with the dog to which we can I J knit rule uPon their da"Sht- in the moral forces which under once happy home. Driving up onlv inridcntallv allude Thus ers and lt 'orked Jvell. lie the world's happiness, so that ppy home. Driving up to the ruins, an old, gray-head- ed man, bowed down with oyer eighty years otlite's pilgrimage was sealed upon the crumbling stones of the old foundation. "Is this Mr. Kighter asked the adjuster; "ray name is ; raonly said to possess a wonder- I am the adjuster of the ful instinct for discerning char Insurance Company." "What acter, generally avoiding ill-tem- was me cause 01 mc nre. uia you say?" queried the old man. "I'll tell you. You see I am troubled with rheumatiz, and sometimes can't sleep, and that morning 1 got. up raai any must have been nigh onto lour o'clock. I was lying on the lounge when a sort of flash lit up the room, and 1 allowed it were hghtenin . In a few mm- uies m nearu a . cracKiing noiso i T I J 1-1! and Bmelt fire. I hobbled up and woke my wife, and then I .1 la , . . 1 nougni now 10 get ray motner OUt. "XOlir mother ' askCd he adjuster, in surprise. "Yes, stranger, my old mother is still 11 v ing. , neu e get over 10 MT omin nuu, juai wuo3 una dog to turn mc spit at me Kitcncii field, I'll show her to you. She fire)-a custom which is describ was one hundred years old last e(i by Dr. Cains, founder of the :iprn. wen we got ncr out an lgtu, aim men my wue :nougni ot some money in our room,and went oacK to get it. andi never seed her ao-in. She went in the r 3 t iouse right there, and," point- inn- to a snot near the old chim- ney, "there's where we found all hat was left of her just a hand- ul ol burned bones. 1 don't care any thing apout the money see the old house go; but my wife "and the tears trickled down the furrowed cheeks of he sad old man, and tho an- guisn 01 nis soul would not dc stayad. Recovering himself the old hian continued: a t, , 1 1 x ears 11 ko wc had every hing we wanted in our old age; we had built the new part to the old house, and was right snugly fixed, but 1 allowed the good jord knew what was best. I don't know but I was like the man in the Scripter who 'had goods laid up for many days,' and perhaps my wife was snd- kenly taken awa3 to learn me a esson. It 13 a hard lesson, stranger, and somehow or other can t " get reconciled; but," said the old man, as his faith shone through his tears: "'the Lord gave, and the Lord .has aken awa3, blessed be the f . 1 " 1 T- 9 . name ot the juora. 1 can t hardly say it yet; perhaps by and by it won't be so hard." Leaving the ruined home the house of his son was reached, and there, reclining upon, a ounge, was tho old mother. The venerable family Bible re corded Sarah Bigelow, bom A pril 30, 1780, and further on gives the date of her marriage April 20, 1795. The birth of ler first bom is put down April , 1796, and he is the sorrowing old man of my story. The old ady sitfl up occasionally, but has to dc ieu use an miant. Her faco and hands looked as if the flesh had shrunk away from ho veins, which, with their blue outlines, stand out amid the multitudinous wrinkles clear and istiuct. Part of the burned house was where the old lady and her hus band commenced life together, nd here all hf r children were bom. The old man said: ."I al- lowed I should stay in the old house until they carried me Truth's." 8, I away, but now it is all gone, all gone, wife and all. I can't talk business with you, stranger. I don't feel like it. You can fix Uu the loss with mv son. All w wnnt is whsit. is fiur and right," and turning to his son the old man remarked: "Put in the 6tuffIow enough: don't over- yally anything." The whole settlement was more like a fu- neral than an adjustment. Over all hung the dark shadow of a I .o ... - great, loss which absorbed the lesser one, and one which no in- r'demnitv could free. It was a Joss which carried with it a sad feeling, and yet with it all was a view of tmblime faith which carried one beyond earthly los- ses and earthly gains, and gave an insight of the heroic trust anr confidence from which spring noble deeds and noble mcn, Dogs and the Weather. Dogs are not without their weather-lore. Thus, when they ear grass it is a siirn 01 rain: 11 they roll on the ground and scratch, or become drowsv and stupid, a change in the weather mav be exnected. As.indeed.in the case of the cat, most of their turnings and twistings are sup- posed to be prognostications of something. Hierc are numerous 0nlv incidentally allude. Thus in Ireland it is considered lin lucky to meet a barking dog ear Mv in tho mornim?. and on the other hand just as fortunate for one to enter a house the first thine- in the dav. Thev are com- neredDei-sons.andmak ns-friends with any stranger who happens to be of a kind and cheerful dis- nns'tinn TIia life nf a fine in sometimes said to bo bound up with that of his master or mis tress. When cither dies, the other can not live. It is curious that this faithful companion of man should have become a term of reproach, and be used bv most I ' . . 0f our old writers. Thus we nnd various phrases such as "dog bolt." "doo-V Iticc," "doc-'i leach," "dog-trick," &c ail of Uri.h wprn intr.nPfl tn nnnvf-v the idea of contemDt. In davs gono by it was a common prac- tice m the country house lor the (1 at Cambridge which hears his name. x tr tjt:a w wt y-r uu 1 111 11111 . . ? .f . swearing, said, "mats rignt, friend! Get all the bad stuff out of theo as quickly as possi- ble" The following anecdote of 1Ioracc Greeley shows that if Greeley did not sympathize witn tne iuaKer, yet ne couiu keep cool under provocation : One dav a stramrer came into the office, looking angr3 and inquired for Greeley. XI pointed him to the little den where Grce- lev was seratehinfr awav for awav " . . dear life, and he made for it. C J ml As he went in I heard him say. "You old hypocrite I" using an oath at tho same time. Greeley did not look up or e- ven nanse. bnt. kent driving his pen madly on, hia nose within a . I 7 i o couple of inches of the paper, and his lips whispering the words after the en, as was his wont. The fellow continued, calling Greeley's attention to an article that had offended him, and de nouncing him as a villian, a coward and a liar, "with an oath after about every other word, meantime threatening to "knock his head off." Greeley didn't stop for a mo ment, but wrote on unruliiod by tho blasphemy. At last the intruder exhausted hi3 vocabulary and turned to leave the room, when Greeley jumped up and 6queaked out to him: "Say,ncighbor, don't go! Stay here and free your mind!" Two snakes one a black run ner, the other a viper, each about three feet long were found in the swamp back of the Western' Maryland Depot, at Mechanics town in the following predica ment: The black snake had caught and began swallowing tail first; the viper, retaliating, curved round and began to swal low the runner, tail first; and when found each had swallowed the other up to the head, there being nothing but the two heads projecting from the mouth of the other, "Talk is cheap," Is it? hire a law3cr once. Just BEcassarasxc ILU Proprietor. vol um-m 20. Sips of Fun. cats mouth 13 like a free show open to waul. his goods cannot be under soled. The Chicago hotel keeper's idea of heaven is one perpetual convention. . ,,1 , , . . ope an embryo grove into bear A crael husband calls his wife u;nu -i,n cr,! "green fruit, because she never In the Salt Lake City flats ap- pears this sign "King the top bell for the oldest wife." You can kick a bush in any county of Ohio and out will jump an office-seeker. The society lady never sheds tears She knows enough to keep her powder dry. What a singular magnetism there is between the piano finger- board and a young lady with dia- mond finger-rings I A lady nowadays doesn't mind having her age recorded in the family bible. It is almost sure to remain a secret. t, . , , . . oor Adam had no choice when he felt matrimonially m- clined. He had to take the first woman he came across. Gris,mothcrs used to enforce the Starch is said to be explosive, It nausea explosions in the fnm- ily when the old man finds it has been left out of his collar. . 0 , , A Southerner has wedded a Miss Lizzie Dollar, and they say marriage is a lottery, it is fair to infer he drew a cash prize. more upon the just than upon the uniust, for the uniust gets away with some other fellow's umbrella. In one portion of Siam thc r,.fivna l,' o A nnn of those worshippers comes prct- ty near being a neighthcist, doesn't he? piossom as me rose. 111 uu; re The Wheeling Leader is palm- mofC future this countrv i. homid mg off the biggest snake story to be one vast orange and lemon on record, how a serpent at- grove, dense, continuous and un tempted to swallow a Xew Jer- ending: and the fruit- rrowcrs eey Jmosquito. Scientists claim that smoking injures the eye-sight. But this is not true. The boy with a cigar stump in his mouth can see his father ten squares away. Tt . . . .. . It is the easiest thing in the world to find a man willing to bet a hat on his candidate, but it is thc hardest thing in the world to find thc man if he loses. A Western young man dress- cd up as a girl, and got half the beauxof a town that he visited, 111 love witn 111m, until nc gave himself away by not fainting at sight of a mouse. An Iowa lawyer reached out toward a big inkstand while ad dressing the court, and the near est man promptly knocked him down. Thev believe in the ounce of prevention out that way. The man who is curious to sec how thc world could get a- without hun can find out by sticking a cambric needle in to a raillpond and then wiih- Ira wing it and looking at the io!e. An exchange says that a ton of gold is worth only about half a million dollars. Wcgive this or what it is worth; our time has been so taken up with poli- ics, and somebody has the hid den away the scales. Some mcn arc not cowards, but they're afraid, that s all. A New York man on his death bed spoke in whispers for fear of waking up his wife, who slept in the next room. After all some of the old proverbs are pretty correct It is "better to make hay while the sun shines." It would he very awkward going out after dark and trying to hold a lantern and swing a scythe. An eminent Boston preacher once said that it was a mockery to pray at night for sweet and , , . , . . refreshing sleep, without seeing to it that the bed-room is well ventilated. God takes care of those who take selves. care of them- The people of a Xcw Hamp shire town are so fearfully lazy that when the wife of a minister who had just settled in that town asked a prominent citizen if the inhabitants generally respected the Sabbath and refrained from business, the citizen replied: "Damn it, ma'am, they don't do enough work in a whole week to break the Sabbath, if it was all done on that day." Florida Correspondence. Pinellas, June 28, 1880. J Ed. Obseuvek Having giv en you an artielc, in the interest of invalids, on 'the beauty and healthfulness ci our region of Florida, I now ; proceed to -ad dress myself to the matter of semi-tropical fruit as adopted to our particular epot of terra Jlrmaf By a glance at the map it will be seen that our peninsula ii scarcely within the frost line, with the additional advantage of being girt by the wami wa- tcr of the Gulf stream. Thi secures us from the possible ruin wiwiiorlit lv r!crnmn4 winters mill rh mwfnriPnt Aofcit nttendant unon orange irrowino in the more 11 O C7 northern latitudes of the State. Here one may plant trees with the absolute certainty oi success. lime and labor arc the two iae- tors mat are necessary 10 ue ei- competcncy to ti,e glwcr and his children after him. But less attention is now being given to oranges than formerly, for the reason that lemons will pay fitter. Lemons are more pro-. nnc anrt can bc S111 1,1 Icss than nan the tune, iney are rrcv ov) 1 To 1 Jr rv o i-L-nf Tlinv mfa-o th vr. ili-nVinns Wp whiIe their mcaicinai useH ' ArcoW ho fiTaratp.l. With the face of the Earth checkered with railroads and the flight of locomotives to the rim of the horizon, there can be no Imilt to thcir consumption. Tho timc must comc wl,cn 'ion bc ln tnc. haiuls ot utho. minion as they are now 111 the hands ot the tew. lhis will be Uumiiipninm nfti ;r.tim, wi,,,, ti, i .i;.t,.; tribution of its good things shall u..i 1 rt..: m with this, let us hope that an equilibrium will be establishc! government win be secure ami it 1 mankind content, war is the offspring of want, and is the 1...!.. 1 A 1 A. A 1 -. A li 1 w -"ruicr 10 uie biorm in mo natural world. 1'oyerty is ab- nnrmni nmi noo(i w k : iw. miJst of vntjt Fioruia an :1RV mi1trv fn livo nn.i v,.t by no means, an asvlum for "the lame and the lazy." It needs a vast outlay of capital and labor to develoinj its latent resources. There are no bread trees here, nor rivulets ol milk and honey. Our maximum of goml i.S as yet, niauer vi nope, 10 oe realized !" thc fuu.rc5 a"dwc aul ri he magicians that are to make waste a,nd sol,ta!7 PlacCH will be the happiest, be cause es- sentially the richest, people on Larth. is ow, then, is the time for pioneers, men of means, nu-n who will persistently work and wait, men of snap and vtm nnd Keen propnetie cyes mat see the ., i-1. J ,1 isnei imiiiir 111 eerv eiouu. Fair-weather birds, or weaklings easily discouraged, are not wan ted. To get an orange grove one must deserve it, it is the guer don and reward of suc h as pluck Luccess from the hand of Fortune. Our soil is not suited to agrieul- ture; it is distinctively adapted to lruit: and an attempt to grow anything else is a diversion from the main idea mat will not pay. S) e ca Srow l'tatocs and 01 11- er garden truck, can send early vegetables to northern markets, but this is simply auxiliary to the great business of fruit growing, stepping-stones to the good time coining when all the infant groves shall have come into bearing. There are many kinds of fruit to be grown here, suc h as the guaver, mango apple, alligator pear, &c. But this let ter is already long enough, and with this I close 1113 desultory scrawl, promising to do letter next time. li. E. Xkki.d. Tell God. A curious story is told of the wreck of a large British coal ship which foundered far out at sea, last June, off the coast of California. The sole survivor was a Portugese sailor named Lopez, who was picked up, lash ed to a raft, as he drifted in the path of an inward-bound vessel for Puget Sound. He was taken to thc 'Marine Hospital at Port Townscnd, and after a week of skillful nursing became sensible so an to relate his extraordinary adventure, lie; had floated with a dozen com panions helplessly in the Pacific for ten davs, without food or water. One alter another his shipmates died from thirst, until he was alone with the last sur vivor, and he was dy ing. Ijhk a said to him: "George, do you think voii are going to God?" On receiving an affirmative reply, Lopez added, with all the- mtenseness of despair, 4 When you get where God U, tell Him to send me some water. The dying man promised that he would do so, and soon breath ed his last. Shortly after' a en- pious shower fell, and Lowz was enabled by its help to hold out 1 t until rescued, as stated aioe. on the twentv-s i on.1 il iv -Ht r J the sinking of the ship.