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X.iWUAS.t SI. IS 86. RMSJTH DISTRICT. SCl'lT COt'ET. untj B4-in oa the 1st tth and October, and may dlctal dy- soanty Begin on tb 2nd irck tad October, and may .dieUlday. .unty Benin oa the ilk larch, and October, and may judicial day. oonty gin oa th kid ( th 4th Monday of March and may continue 1 Ju- 1 penty Begins ob the 6th the 4th Monday of March and mar continue IS judl- i 1 county Begins oa tho Vfter tho 4th Monday of Sober, and may continue 30 I XCEKY COURT. WantT Begin on the lt ril and October, and may llcial day. county Begin on tbe id SU and October, and may total day, ly Begin on the lit mod- (I Xoveaiber, and may ton al day. jo onty Begin on the 3d and Xevember, and may diclal day. Lusty Begin on the It je and December, and may llcial day. unty Begin on the Snd t and December, and may Ucialdaya. ting are held by the rrtior a follow : Bien iday of January to elect iMloner. Annually lint , to receive Tax-Collee- dellnquent and Inaolvent of, August t receive and AueMiaent Roll ; lit mod- iraber to eyj taxe; Sd Wember to pax npon tbe rtooal and poll list ; and on kt mccedlng each term of raaa Caert Supreme Court Com- 1 1st Monday of April the Maareeae Ceart. pbell. Chief Justice. J Associate, i), Clerk. rircalt rear. 'ill, 0, Judge Clerk. Manual Dist-Atty Jin in Jackson on the in May and Noveni- (rear far Sea'lkerB Die ill, Judge ,eo, Clerk. Marshal . Dist. Atty ommence in Jackson oudaye of Juue and tt orririiai.fi. fit 104HD or ii rnrnoKi. t, J. W. Erwin I riot, ET Worthing ton ct, Pres. X Goldstein iriot, W. V. Stone, H, . J. N. Collier brney, W. K. Trigg LBUHU4TVBB. er. J. It. Parker. luert Horton. ro run auraicr. A. Jeffords. 8herift ion. Chancery Clerk 11, . Circuit Clerk y, County Treasurer Assessor School Supt Vs opnciALa, r, J. Alexander. COVCCILMIX. "hee. 8am Brown. Mi Ifani Green, Iran, J. V. Harris Wm Yerirer Jno II Moore. VI. W K Gildart irvisor, Council meets on tho oi each month. !?! LM OeaauMitstra, pthiga second Mondays Miliary ana July. kmnaimioiitia. ' re'' Bolivar Co Jliamsl Washington t . county Issaquena county Sharkey county on, . Snc. and Treas. Cotton Tax Collector g. Chief Engineer Iw. KHHIONAL. taaof r. mbcy ERGER & PERCY, JEYS AT LAW. reenvul. Mil. ua klnner, iNRY-AT-LAW, I Miss. mod boilneu sgent ft r mu money to loan upon ecaj1tyfc Owner of Im 1 In Wathlnrtin anrf ait. a are invited to apply to CillIFFliv, U2Y - at - Law. Wet Abetract of Title to faahington county. Prompt e to all land matter and Use. Ofleo In Alexander octlS'iM. fE. ICE. andlog tb tearclty of Tee at point, t am, and will keep, apply the town demand at 1 I. IfVBEBG. nn HE Greenville VOL. 17. GREZNV1XLE. WASHINGTON COUNTY, MISS., SATURDAY, JANUARY 31. 1885. FTVr, 1MM NO. 28 TfiBMsec's Sacrifice ts ttimaoi. lAppeaLJ' The State of Teuneaaee, like other States, has to spend a great deal of money, raised by taxing its citizens, to discharging the pub lic duties devolving upon it. As a means of lightening its taxes the State does a little business ou its own account by which it saves 1215,270 a year as compared with what it paid before the business was engaged in. That business consists of leasing out the labor of its convicts in the penitentiary. It is a natural and proper inquiry to ask how the convict fares pbys ically aud morally while bis labor is paying so large a profit to tbe State! W find the reply to this question in the official report made to tbe Tennessee State Board of Health by its chairman, Dr. P. D. Sims. This report, like others that have been made, condemns the penitentiary as unfit for its purposes, unhealthy, causing epi demics among the prisoners aud scourging the city in which it stands, aud it has been officially declared to be "distinguished by tbe conspicuous abseuce of decen sy and comfort." The drainage is bad, the ventilation equally so, and a new building on a new site is re quired. The effects are shown in the death rate, which is over fifty four out of each 1000 every year j of the whites thirty-two, aud of the colored, sixty-five; in the main prison, forty ; in the branch pris on, seventy-one out of 1000, the latter approaching double the for mer. It tbe atain prisou is un wholesome, the branch ones must be deadly. If we compare these figures with those of some other penitentiary, we shall pe able to appreciate their significance. We take Massachusetts. At tho pen Itentiary there in 1883, out of 1000 prisoners the rate of death was teu aud seven-tenths, a remarka ble difference from Tennessee. It looks ss if tbe profit of $219,270 was gained in a manner that should make every citizen in the State blush that his taxes are lowered by such a process of murder. Less than eleven out of 1,000 dying in the penitentiary of Mas sachusetts, and seventy one out of 1,000 In the branch penitentiary of Tennessee ! Great God ! is this the way Tennessee citizens are saving money, aud taking human life wholesale to doitt The chair man of the State Board of iftalth in his report Bays that the number of convicts reported killed out right at the branch prison at Tra cy, where the convicts are worked in coul mines, is within a fraction of the whole number that die in the Massachusetts jail, and he adds, "to say nothing of those that die of disease, and those reported blanked' at a suspicious canso of death in a leased prison." Is it not presumptuous in us to audertake to send missionaries to convert others, when we our selves so terribly stand in need of conversion to justice, mercy and right f This is not the doing of the ungodly portion of the commun ity every citizen shares in It, for their votes originated aud now support it. Tbe warden in the Tennessee re porl refers to another aspect of the Tennessee penitentiary sys tern, the moral aspect, and says of the result from the prisoners: "Some few, perhaps, go out wiser if not better men. None go oat with an improved moral culture. No woman should be sentenced to the penitentiary un til the State makes better provis ions for their care. There are now about fifty boys in the penitentiary under eighteen years of age. I care not how bad these boys may have been when re ceived, nine-tenths of them leave prison much worse than when they came. And why not t They are thrown into tbe midst of hnn dredsof the worst criminals the State affords, sleeping in the same cell with them at night, and work ing at tbe same bench or machine in the day. ' The youug and the old, the comparatively good and the vilest and most depraved, are thrown promiscuously together, which association is calculated to reduce all to the level of the most degraded." There, Christian peo pie of Tennessee, is a reeord 1215,270 a year saved at the price of tbe lives and souls of your fel low-creatures. There waa once people who were accused of de vounng widows' bouses; what would He who uttered tbe rebuke say when, not the house, bat the widow and her daughter them selves are destroyed by patting tbem where there is no decency for women where the widow's son will be degraded and depraved and where the widow's brethren will be slain every year, that Christian Stite may S3c 5215.270 a year 1 The money is nearly all that is gained, for when the pris oners' term is up they are turned loose to prey upon society, worse disposed toward good and more accomplished to do evil than be fore. Aud not only these, but so loosely are the prisoners attended to, that each year fifty of tbem es cape to inflict their crimes upon the people. The system uuder which all this work of guilt aud wrong is carried on, is tbe leasing out of the labor of the convicts ; that lease baa yet five years to ran that five times 1215,270 may be saved in our taxes. Is this inde cency, greed, crime, murder and soul destruction to go on I Is the Lord, Lord," to be the whole of our religion, and are we to be sap- plying Ingersolls with perpetual Christian contributions to the In suiters and the revilera of the faith f The Nashville Banner says there are two ways in which the lease that involves all this evil can be terminated by the State Legis latureif there is but one way that way ought at once, without a day's unnecessary delay, be made available. Tbe Itctufalsja Problem. Picayune. The report of the Grand Jury of the parish of St. Mary, of which a syuopsis was published in the telegraphic columns of Thursday's Picayuue, is of especial value for its observations on the Atchafala ya problem. This body is emphat ically representee of the bestele uients of tbe population of the Grand Lake basin, the region which sutlers most immediately and most seriously from the floods. The Individual gentlemen compris ing it are directly Interested in the prosperity of their State, their sec tion, and their neighbors, and have devoted both time and zeal to the study of the peculiar condl tions of lacustrine Louisiana for many years. They have had be fore them the views of distinguish ed euglneers of diverse opinions, snd their own judgement is tbe re sult of a careful weighing of tbe various theories and exaini nation of the multitude of experiments and experiences bearing on the problem. Consequently Is is thoroughly relevant judgment which they enounce, and not merely the obiter dicta of opinionated persons such as those who are well known as chronio defenders of certaiu pet schemes whose failure if put In practice could work those defend ers no harm either pecuniary or personal. They sro entitled to at least as respectful a hearing as distinguished engineers who are devoid of any true and living in terest in the question under consideration. The salient points of the situa tion are these t 1. The people of the Grand Lake basin declare the speedy eolation of the Atchafalsya problem of the most vital impor tance to themselves: 2. They point to tbe significant fact that the six miles of Old Itiver between the head of the Atchafalaya and the Mississippi, through which the Mississippi is said to be cutting Us way is the very place where the Bed RivcT boats ground, and where the continual services of dredge-boats are required to keep tbe channel open, and where de posits are continually being made, and where the river if let alone would finally close itself: 3. The closuro of the Atchafalaya would be to them a grave commercial disaster, and tbey do not desire it at all ; 4. And they earnestly say, "In the name of the people, we want the Bayou Plaquemine pro vided with locks, so that water communication can be had with New Orleans, aud we urge Con gress to persist in the advocacy of such locks." Our abstract was specially telegraphed to us, and is liable to errors of transmittal ; we presume the Grand Jury meant to urge such advocacy upon our Con gressmen. We invite close attention to the remarkable concord of tbe Grand Jury's counsel with tbe rccom msndations of tbe Mississippi Riv er Commission as set fourth on page thirteen of the report of the Commission, dated Nov. 25, 1381, aud to its equally remarkable dis sonance from the persistant clam or of Capt. Eads for the closure of the Atchafalaya. If oar Congress' men support Eads in opposition to tbe interest of their constituents, they will be guilty of desertion and idolatry. Prof. Proctor describes Tul mage's sermons as "utcer-and-can cer oratory," and regrets "that so ignorant a person should bare the opportunity to misrepresent and abuse science as he does, and spread abroad among an even more ignorant publio tbe slander tiat evoUuiun meaMSiufHelity." lattiliea er Giapevder. In a paper recently read before f the Shanghai branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Dr. Maegowan af firms the claims of the Chinese to be the originators of gunpowder and firearms. This claim was ex amined in an elaborate paper some years ago by tbe late Mr. Mayers, and decided by bim in tbe nega tive. Dr. Maegowan admits that gunpowder as now need is a Euro pean discovery. Anterior to its granulation by Schwartz it was a crude compound, of little use in propelling missiles ; this, says tbe writer, is the article first used in China. The inceudiary materials stated by a Greek historian to have been employed by the Hin doo against Alexander's army are said to have beeu merely the uaphthous or petroleum mixtures of the ancient Coreans, and iu early times used by the Chinese. Tbe "stiuk pots," so much used by Chiuese pirates, are, it appears, a Cambodian invention. Dr. Mac gowen states also that as early as the twelfth or thirteenth century, the Chiuese attempted sub-marine warfare,contriviug rude torpedoes for that purpose. In the year 1000 an inventor exhibited to the then Emperor of China "a fire-gun and a fire-bomb." He says that while the Chinese discovered the explosive nature of nitre, sulphur and charcoal in combination, they were laggarta in its application, from inability to perfect its manu facture ; so, in the use of firearms, failing to prosecute experiment, they are fouud behind in the mat ter of scientific gunnery. i "MrFT issiry i Tbs Duke's Joke. Exchange. Tbe late Duke of Wellington got a letter euce from a lady saying she was soliciting subscription for a certain church in which she was much interested, aud had taken tbe liberty to pnt bis name down for 200, and hoped be would promptly send ber a check for that amount. He forthwith replied that be was glad she thought so well of hiui ; certainly he would respond to the eall ; but he, too, waa interested in a certain church which needed subscriptions, and counting on bis correspondent's well-known liberality, he had put her down for 200, "aud so," he coucluded, "no money need pass between us." Picayune.l The determination of the New York contest by the selection of the Hon. William Maxwell Evarts te fill the chair formerly occupied by Boscoe Coukliug, is a happy is sue from a disagreeable pinch. Tbe reflection that that seat was almost the secured spoils of a gen tUnian whose qualification for it is abundant wealth, was uot pleas ant, either iu New York or in the Union outside of New York. The remark that tbe Senate was be coming the refuge of millionaires was too frequently to ba seen iu the papers. The people at targe, without refereuce to party affilia tions, desired that the great State which had been represented by such mighty men as Georgj and DeWitt Clinton, William Marcy, Silas Wright, William H. Seward, and others of sterling iutegrity and profound statesmanship, should uot come to be classed with Nevada as a rotteu borough. Iu William M. Evarts the State bus a Seuator of world-wide fame both for statesmanship aud for legal erudition end acumen. He is 67 years old aud has practiced at the bar forty-four years. He has been distinguished ever since his pros ecution of the Cleopatra filibusters iu 185.1. He was counsel for the State of New York iu the famous Lemmon slave caso in 1853, and for the United States before the tribuual of arbitration ou the Ala bama claims In 1872, and for the Republican party before the EleC' toral Commission in 1877. Ho has beeu engaged in many celebrated cases the Tilton-Beecher suit, the Parrish will case, and others. He has beeu the orator on many im portaut public occasions, such as the nn veiling ef statues of Seward and Webster, the Philadelphia Centennial, the Dartmouth Col lege eulogy on Chase, etc. He has received high university hon ors, having been made a doctor of laws by several of the best institu tions in the Union. He served in the Cabinets of Andrew Johuson and R. B. Hays, and cannot be called to any position which he Is not competent to fill. As we had to accept a Republican, we are glad that New York has giveu us one so able and famous. 1 Tefra Drlaktr. A Has Of Ku.'.y-i; jit ff Still Lilt Hit TJ, aad Says tai Lord' Pnjr.r If rj Tin Hi Swtar. Down the street marched the Good Templars, the brass bands playing, and above their heads bine banner waving, bearing the inscription, iu glittering letters of gold : "We bend the knee, but uot the elbow." On the sidewalk an old aoak stands, unsteadily hold Ing a firebox in positiou. His tem perance character had expired about a mouth before, and he had not time to renew. He gazes at the fluttering banner, and with i hiccough reads the inscription "Ah, yes," he says, with an accent of infinite contempt, "yon bend the kpee, but not the elbow. know yoa do that hie that comes of the beastly habit Wo of driuking out of the bung," and tbe procession moves on. R. J Bordetto. Edmund Yates, it appears, is not to have so much luxury during the four months of his imprisonment as be and his friends had arranged for. The wines and the fine din ners are to be sent back, the daily receptions cut off and Mr. Yates is to undergo all the punishments of a jail, except hard labor. As the sentence is to coutinne four months, it may be put down as a pretty dear price to pay for the privilege of letting a woman of noble birth write idle or malicious gossip for his journal. Julius Catlin, of Hartford, Conn., ex-Goveruor of the State of steady habits, has calculated that be wonld have been $200,000 richer If he had not been a smoker for sixty-seven years. Tbe trouble with the Governor as a terriblo example is, that he is hale and hearty at eighty-three, and in spite of his terrible losses is worth $500,-000. Tbe Owl Bird's Victim. Capt. Hugh Henry, of ward 7, called to see us yesterday and re lated tho following straugo inci dent which occurred in the Cade- ville neighborhood several days ago : Mack Williams, a nogro llv ing on the Zack Phillips place, had acquired the peculiar accomplish ment of mimicking the horned owl, and for several days past he had been amusing himself by calling them np and shooting them. He bad succeeded in this manner iu killing eight of those arch-enemies of the chicken roost, but his ninth attempt proved rather disastrous to him. About dusk on the even Ing of the accident. Mack got his gnu and took position against fence and after a few calls au owl alighted on a tree near by, but be yond gun reach. Mack repeated tbe call, when the owl, to his stir prise, flew iuto his face, probably mistaking his head, which was just above the fence, for a chicken. In making the grab for its intended prey the owl tore out one of Mack's eyes, cut his head severely with its talons and tore out the crown of his bat. Capt. Henry, recognizing the fact that there might be some dif Acuity in convincing the iucredu Ions of the truthfuluess of this re markable accident, brought along a neighbor, Mr. J.T.Johnson, who fully eorroborates tbe circum ctances as related. Monroe Bui Ictin, Jan. 14. Tbe Natohez Cotton-Mills, be ginning in 1873 with 4000 spindles and 128 looms only, run two years, when, it is said, by the skillfal man agement of its interests, it more than donbied its capacity by oper ating 10,000 spindles and 304 looms. It now manufactures 4500 bales of cotton annually. X grandson of Thomas Camp bell, the poet, it iu jail in West Virginia, charged with stealing chickens. A man may be a poet and get through his life without seeming to meet with bis due puu ishmeut, but bis ains descend upon his children and his children's ehildr'n. Death ef a Sea of Ua. West. Special to the Times Democrat Oxford, Jan. 23. A sad death occurred here this evening at o'clock. Sidney West, a son of Gen. A. M. West, of Holly Springs, a young man of great promise, who was honored as first diatin guished iu tbe law class last year, while carelessly handling a pistol shot aud killed himself. For eight months he had been practic ing law at this place. His remains will be carried to Holly Springs In the morning for interment. Persons addicted te buckwheat cakes will be greatly pleased learn that Dr. Carroll, the Secre tary of tbe State Board of Health has recently examined with a mi croscope a quantity of the buck wheat flour of commerce, and found that it contained no buck wheat whatever, but composed al most entirely of gypsum, New York Tinvs. rortlind (Me.) Letter to Botton Globe. "How old would yon set me V The speaker was an English- looking person, well and warmly dressed, rather small, with thick white hair, white side whiskers, rather plump features, with a gray eye still bright aud sharp. "Say 75." "Nonsense.' "Seventy V Tbe old man laughed. "I am 1)8," he said. "Can it be possible V "That's the gospel au Bible truth. I'm 08, an' still like a pipe an' a drop of good hot stuff to warm me." "You are not a temperance man, then" By way of reply the man of al most 100 years old took a bottle from his pocket, aud with "Your health, sir," inverted it and took a long and steady pull. "I've used it all my life," be said. I got drunk wheu I was but 8 so I've had my times for uiuety yeara. and many a good time I've bad,too. My name is Jacob Ueild all the world over." Aud ho chuckled. I'm London-born au' bred, though I've beeu almost every where." he resumed, after a mo menta silence. "I was restles al ways, an' there's an' old say in' that rolliu' stone gathers no moss. I've made some money, an' have some of it now a good solid 1, 000 or so, an' that will do me at my time of life, for 08 is a good old age. I've a set of Dickens' books In my box. I can read pretty well yet. I knew Charles Dickens. I don't mean I've seen him, but I've taken ninny's the glass with him. I knew him wheu he was 'Box,' an before that. I set typo wheu he was reporter. I've set a good deal of his copy first aud last, but type setting say I." Tbe old man stopped and mat tered something to himself, then re resumed : 'I promised my son ten years ;o that I'd rep ant the Lord's Prayer every time I swore, an' I've done It. I've repeated that prayer thousands of times, first and last. I bopo to be saved, but I don't see what good there is iu bring sober fuced nil the time. "Abont the time I first saw Dickons I left the printing shop au' went with my brother, who kept a hotel, you call it, a public it is with us. Dickens came to our place a great deut. Some times he'd pay, but commonly he'd put it down iu a little book he car ried. He paid all iu tbe end j be nevor complained of as or we of him." "How was he with strangers 1" "Talkative. I'd want to have him take a private room, but be wouldn't. He would insist on tak ing his seat with the rest. .We'd have almost all kinds of people,an' he'd talk with 'em all. Sailors, coachmen, farmers no matter who, he'd talk with 'em. I got used to his ways after awhile, an' when a queer fish would turn up I'd let him know. I got a Yankee for him one time. I remember, au' onco I got a reformed thief to call around, an' Mr. Dickens had a long talk with him, I don't know what about, but I know it paid well to have Mr. Dickens around. "I left England a few years af ter, au' never saw Mr. Dickens again. I sent him a letter once, and received a kind reply I was down in Mexico then. I was in the Island of, St. Thomas when I heard he was dead. I read some in 'Pickwick a little while ago,but it made me sad. I seemed to hear Mr. Dickens say again: 'Well, Jacob, what have yon got tor me f I knew when he said that he want ed to know who had been in, an' what we'd have. He was a nice man every way a real honest man, He'd talk to me jist as if I was his mate. I gness, as they say over here, he'd seen bard times." "Is that all yoa remember abont Mr. Dickens V 'Blent yon, no; I could talk all night abont him. I remember one thing, if he was let alone he'd write in his notebook or any paper he could get. Ho'd get lost while writiug, an' never seem to notice how the time was going. I never would have bim disturbed then. Once in a while he would laugh a little. What do you suppose bo was writing f "Sketches t" "Pickwick. Yes, sir I've seen Charlos Dickens at work on Pick wick. He never said so, but I kuow it must have been Pickwick, for it was coming out about that time. There never was tho like of Clurlfs DieVtriS." "Yuu have seen other famous men, orcoure." "Hundred of them Kings and all o' that. I saw Sir Walter Scott once. I was iu Scotland at tbe time." "now did he look P "Homely. He was lame, an' a Scotchman all over. I never liked his kit or kin. Give me an English man like Dickeus, I say." "Are jott recently from Eng laud P "No ; I've been away from there for msuy a year. No; I've been to tbe provinces ou a visit. I shall stop in New York for a day or so, an' then shall go te Texas. I've a sou there, au' I guess I'll settle down there." For a momeut a smile played around the old man's lipsy and then he said in a grave voice: "It won't be long, of coarse. I'm almost through, an' It don't matter much bow quickly I go. God willin', I'll make a good death. I'd like to to as Mr. Dickens did. I don't waut to suffer much, an' I think I won't." "Can yon eat wellP "First rate, an' drink well, too," was the reply, aud the veteran ad mirer of Charles Dickens took au other pull at his bottle. Mr. Ueild is certainly a remark ably well-preserved man. He will probably reach Texas and then live to see the full measure of 100 years. OFFICE RULS3 8CBSCHITTlOW TERKS- 1 0i jmr, in afr an .. , fj Any nbribr Seatrtae oi fpi Si-' eeatinntSatit) teaic notify timilj ASYtatisTiw lTt. Transient A4initittg, One Sqearf" One Intertluo... ........ 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HoCBMrt Tarn St. iaate EalMeaeJ Cfeaeek. icrnaiar moreta nnr( at It a m t.aatof 1 . w. mi. wtwtw rnvmrmw. Liiaau r.l garni? la aark Bin I a Wa. (rr RftiMr. RahaafkKMl ai t a a t. MauraaaiwriaitaiMai. Methodist Ckarak Pm'Mnf ) II a m a4 1 1 m W. H Trlf..Bl Preibjrtariaa Ckarek Prfarain mi II . ... - - Cmaiaaalua in BhbiIij Ib PrknMry, Mar, - V.-. -' n'i'rmw rrar-BMIIB t..I.T al(M. S Arraar faMw. Kku4aiv . RrawaMB. ewiih yaagega mr FrU.T rBlfl al 1, BBS BMrainf.it wv J. Sosva. HaVbl. Li.tplNUR AND PtBTAHCM TMOH Greenville to Niw Orlcaii. Dew te Write ( krlitaa Stery. "Is this the literary editor f lite uorso reporter looked np aud discovered a young lady standing iu the doorway. Vn iiinilam " Iia vbiiIiaiI v, .....un..., . w ..w... suppose you have brought an original story and want the liter ary editor to commune with it.". xes, sir," replied tne young lady "I have written a story, and mamma thiuks it Is very food." "Is there anything Iu it about the leaves turning to goldou, aud the velvety gruu of. tho leaves are now looking sore and browul Because If there is, It won't do, The dull-red-glow-of-tbe riyliig-ouv ber racket is what we shall show tho public from now until Dcuntu ber. Got any dying embers in your story V "'o, sir. Mine is a love story." "That's all right. The dull rod glow of dying embers works in beautifully iu a lovo story $ at though, as a rule, youug men who fall In lovo don't havo currency enough to buy a cord of wood to mako embers of." "Lut why must I writo my story in that particular stvlef" asked the young lady. "Because It is the season for it You want to start out by saying that as Harold Nonesuch, the rich banker, sat -in his magnificently furnished parlor, and gated thoughtfully iuto the dull red em bers of tbe dying Are in the grate, there came trooping np from the dim vista of an almost forgotten past, memories, sud, sad memories, that caused the unbidden tear to start. Dou't make any mistake abont tho tear business j and be sure to have only one tear, be cause that's the orthodox style iu stories. Aud be certain it ia au unbidden tear. A tear that had received a cordial Invitation to be preseut end start wouldn't do at all. Then say that the old man's thoughts wandered back to tbe happy days of his childhood. Be certain to have them wander back. If yon were to say his thoughts went back, the story would be spoiled. 'Wander' is the correct style. Then when yon get the old man back to his happy boyhood days, yon want to trot out Lacy." "Trot out who 1" "Lucy little Lacy Terklns with her great blue eyes and gol den hair, the playmate of bis youth that he loved so dearly and always looked upon as his fntnre wife. Then lug out another un bidden tear, and finally have the old man break down in a storm of sobs." "It's very sad,isn'titf" said tbe yonng lady. "Lucy died, I sap pose, aud the old man's heart ia breaking." ".So," said the horse reporter; "Lucy married another man.". "Then what makes the banker weep f ' inquired the maiden. "Sympathy for tho other man." Bill Xte. Sunny Bide . . . JJ Refuge .... i Longwood tt Leota . . SX Louisiana and Arkansas line if Sklpwith . - tt Wilderness - H taike Providence . M Hrunawlrk ft. (foot et Levee Diet.) at Mouth of Yazoo . . m Vicksbnrg ' . m Grand Gulf , 1B7 8t. Joe 17 Itodney . . . nj, Katches ... . ' Yt Fort Adams ... . J77 Louisiana and Mississippi Line Kt lied Wver 9M Bayou Kara 9tl Port Hudson 15$ Baton Rouge - 8U riitquemine . . . ft?, Donaldsouvillo 407 Convent ... . . iM Bounnt Carre New Orleans 44 Mouth of River . (KW Greenville to St. Louli Columbia .... f Ouiucs 30 Arkansas City 40 Bolivar - - - 61 Arkansas River 77 Rosedaln .... m White Rlvor . U Concordia 100 Sunflower (IToad Levee Diet) 1M Kriavs Point 190 Helena 1TJ Austin .... ijo Mississippi and Tenn. lice 337 Memphis 24S Ark. and Missouri Lint, Ml Tenn. and Kentucky Line 403 New Madrid . 400 Columbus ' 467 Cairo . . . 47a Tower Rock 574 Barracks MS St. Louis 694 This list of distanees is procared from tbe latest official surveys aad maps. rosTAL iiurritM, All postage must be paid by' stamp. Letters in the United 8tetss per half ounce, 2 cents. Drop letters, half ounce, 1 cent. Registered letters, 10 cents and proper postage. ' Pamphlets, newspapers, maga zine, books, posters, etc, eaeh 4 ounce or fraction, 1 cent Printed cards, blanks, seeds, merchandise, 1 cent per onnce. All matter not at letter rates must be pre-paid in full, wrapped so that it can be examined without destroying the wrapper. Liquids, poison, explosives and other dangerous matter excluded. Unpaid letters are aeat to tbe Dead Letter olllre. Letters part paid forwarded, bal ance collected of the receiver. "BTCAHN, -IHaltr In Furniture, Carpets, Oil Cloth.. MATTING, MATTRE88 8FRIHG8, Bra , Win do w Shades and Window Cornice- WALL PAPER of all shades. Mulberry Street, UreenvUle, Ml. Oct. 14-tl The contractors for building the new cauitol at Atlanta, Ga, are preparing to commence opera tions. They will invest about t W), 000 in machinery, such as station ary engines, marble saw mills, etc., with which to do tho work. The excavating is done and the work men are laying the foundations. When the season permits several hundred men will be put to work. It will take four years to complete tbe vast e'lifif e. ESTABLISHES IMS. A. YAGER, The old aud Kellab'le Bakery, -Dealer In , Family and Fancy OROCERIEO, Confeclionnries, eto FRESH BREAD7 CAKE, etc. Constantly on hand. , Uood delivered at all honra of the day. Free.li Bread delivered at rest dences every evening. Thanking my patron and the pnhHe anerallv tor pan parronar. 1 1 ftiliv request a onfiiiMacc vl id wna.