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PORT GIBSON, CLAIBORNE CO
MISS., FRIDAY, DEC. 14, 1894.
NEW SERIES-VOL. XIX., NO. 27.
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.„-ULLIU, ?.****• E - 8 - DRAKE ' Vioe-Prcrtdent. J. W . TE1WON, Carhi.r
.„-ULLIU, ' J. W . TE1WON, Carhi.r
'ORT GIBSON BANK.
^ort OiToson, IsÆIss,
capital Stock,
850,000.00
DIRECTORS:
I\ M. IIAUDING,
W. 0. GUTHRIE,
J. W. PERSON,
BYRON H. LEVY,
J. Met'. Martin,
N. 8. WALKER
,cahs.
iPlUKE.
8. T1IRA8HER,
« sound. 10
G. W. WUKELE88,
CORRESPONDENTS:
VICKSBURG:
Della Trust and Banking Company
«Eff TURK:
' r Ration#I Birik.
ffjll do a general banking business. Will pay interest on savings depoa
Will negotiate loaus on real estate for any amounts. Special attention
collections, payment of taxes,or any business entrusted to our care
i«n
THIS COLD WEATHER
Htiting stoves, grates, shovels and tongs, dog irons, stove pipe and
elbow*, axes, wood saws, firebricks. I
Suggests
We Have Them All !
Ito sausage grinders and stuflers, meat choppers, knives, hand corn I
cake pans. Powder, shot and caps, empty and loaded shells, |
UdIbags, reloading tools, coon, beaver and other game traps. Hubs,
rims and all wagon and carriage material.
Ir
Schwartz & Stewart,
Natchez.
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Indorsement of tine MUTUAL LIFE
BY POLICT IHIOXMDIEIRS.
Port Gibson, Miss., January 17 th, 1893 .
Messrs. H. G. McLaurin and Bernard Forster, Special Agents :
It affords me pleasure to recommend your company in the high
est terms. With us, the executors of the estate of John P. Taylor,de
ceased, it has been entirely honest and honorable in every respect, ful
filiing evet y promise and obligation. Yours was the first regular com
pany in which my father insured. I would further state that the re
port going the rounds to the effect that The Mutual Life held the
noney due the estate and requested that we take out additional insur
ance instead, is entirely without foundation whatever!! Yours was
the only company of several in which my father was insured that made
proofs and paid claim without expense to us. I consider The Mutual
Ukoae ot the very BEST companies in every respect.
Most Respectfully,
Executor of the Estate of John P. Taylor.
J. M. TAYLOR,
The false reports circulated by friends and agents of other com
plies against The Mutual Life proves their inability to cope with the
oldest, largest and best company in the world.
H. G. McLAURIN, Special Agent.
Port Gibson, Miss., January 17 th, 1894 .
H. G. Me! -aurin, Special Agent:
„ I carry a heavy line of insurance in The Mutual Life Insurance I
. 0 . of New York, and find its methods fully up to the most advanced
-houghi in life insurance. I take pleasure in recommending your com
ply tothe insuring public. Respectfully, J. McC. MARTIN.
ELKH&ÏÏ GäRRiÄSE and PJfiESS fiSFfi. GO.
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Address W. 3. PRATT, Soc'y. ELKHART, IND.
*£ti,r»rm We«ua.
LEVY & WELSCH,
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DIEBCTOES.
BEN R. LEVY, Embalmer and Manager.
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We„ P „ « hand a lar *e assortment of burUl cwket* new, plain, and plain melio ow«
i 'T'"" Iuadt ' and trimmed toorder. Burial robes couetaully on hand. Wilte>dlrint
J? '* 111 bodies for shipment to all ooints. m * 11
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to
of
Port Gibson Ginnery
MUNG-ER SYSTEM.
Save -your Cotton ginned witlo.
Us and vou will not regret it.
NO HANDLING OF SEED COTTON OR SEED.
pa
market jprio© jpaid for
- r s ed at the gin.
FREDERIC P. FOX,
Lessee.
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Poor
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I / means so much more than'
/you imagine—serious and"
' |* a . ta ? diseases result from'
- 'trilling ailments neglected 1
| Don't play with Natures *
greatest gift—health.
.
-
If you are feeling
out ot torts, weak
£f*d Rtncraily ex
hausted, nervous,
h*ve «10 appetite
and can't work,,
begin at once tak
ing the most relia
ble strengthening
n edicine.which is,
Brown's Iron Bit
trrs. A few bot
I * » lilllu J
UHh, a
Peasant
:Brown 5
: ïron
your
and It'*
Iu take.
It Cures
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, Dyspepsia,
Neuroigta,
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' . Women's complaints. ,
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' t Fair VLw* and book—free.
BROWN CHEMICAL CO. BALTIMORE, MO. '
Kidney and Liver
Troubles,
DR. L. A. SMITH,
Resilient Dentist,
ORT GIBSON
- MISSISSIPPI.
i S. 4 J. T. MAO,
Lawyers.
ORT C.IBS0N,
MISSISSIPPI.
Practice in the courts of Ciaiboruo and Jcf
counties, and Federal and Supreme
ourts at Jackson. Real estate for sale.
Deo- 8.
llyrl
EVON M. BARBElt,
Attorney at Law,
PORT GIBSON,
MISSISSIPPI
Dr. W. E. MOODY,
Physician and S rgeon,
MARTIN,
MISSISSIPPI.
Office iu White*« Drug Store.
Calls promptly answered, day or night.
November 21. 1803.
"—~
ß ARB ER SUOI? ?
Adjoining New York Store,
H. WASSEM, Proprietor,
•tfrf Gibson,
• Hiss,
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Hair Cutting and Shaving done with
neatness and dispatch.
Dr. Joe Chatham,
DENT ST.
Office and Residence: 43a South Cherry Street
VICKSuUKG,
MISS.
LITE.
FIRE.
CHAS. D. BLOCH
Ceneral Insurance.
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Respectfully Solicit* Patronage.
•THE
Southern Magazine
IS NOT SATISFIED
with being "tbe Best Magazine ever published
in tbe South."
14 wishes to oover thoroughly tbe whole field
toTielt regularly every readi family in the
Booth.
To do this, its subscription price hu been
REDUCED TO
$ 1.50
A YEAR.
beginning with tbe October Number- BUT—
tbe Magazine will continue to grow better in
quality, and to merit the
Words of Praise it Receives.
•Ihe Southern Magane i* a handaomely il
lustrated *nd well edit©d literary magazine ,*ble
to compare without disfavor with tbe beet
monthly journal* of the metropolis"—Review
of Review; May, 1894.
Our circulation ha* increased tenfo.d in the
but we ere after tbe 100,000 mark.
past year,
Send 10 cent* for «ample copy, toj
THE SOUTHERN MAGAZINE,
Louisville, Ky.
Many rersons ■
broken down from overwork or hmaehcAd
Brown's Iron Bitter»
ÄÄÄÄKSi»
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The secretary of the Elkhart Carriage
and Harnes* Mfg. Co., of Elkhart, Ind.,
informs ns that their prices will be lower
for 1804 than ever. He wishes us to ask
our readers not to purchase anything in
the line of carriages, wagons, bicycles or
harness until they have sent 4 cents in
stamps to pay postage on their m page
catalogue. We advise the readers of this
pa per to remember bis suggestion.
fal ask.
Meat-Eating and Muaole.
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Iu an article coutiibuted to the
root Health-Culture by Dr. Felix
Omvnld, it is maintained'that what are
called '•canine tccih" are a misnomer,
they are not cauliie in any sense.
Iheso tangs, tho doctor goes on to cx
plaiu,corresponding to theeyo-teeih
niau,are enorniously developed in sev
eral species of baboons thui would un
hesilatingly prefer a bunch of fox
grapes to tho best beefsteak that could
be found in a Dclmonico. Dr. Oswald
is not a believer iu humanity's being
altogether carnivorous.
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l'iie incut
delusion" is what he terms the idea
thaï man cauuol thrive on a strict
etablo diet,
children havo nil aversion to flesli-tood
m its undisguised state cannot ho over
looked as an argument iu behalf of the
vogelariau.
veg
Tho fact that normal
-
Meat promotes muscle
and couduces to longevity? Tho doc
tor says :
"Under anything like favorable cli
matic conditions those frugal Orient
als outlive their carultorous neighbors,
aud tho auli-vegctarian argument
founded on their lack of muscular de
velopment has been triumphantly re
futed by the statistics of Dr.*Herman
Beyer, who proves that (lie stoutest
peasants of contiueulal Europe, value
meat only ns an occasional luxury,
rather than au importnut or indispen
sable article of daily food. Tbe iron
listed Russian boors live chiefly ou rye
bread, milk and cnbhngo, tho Danes
milk and potatoes, the peasants of Hoi
stem (where the Prussian navy recruits
its brawniest seamen) on milk, por
ridgo, butter ami beaus. Tho Turkinh
longshorcnicu, the stoutest bipeds 01
the present world, arc strictly frugal
from necessity, it not on religious prin
ciples. They cook their rice with
ghee nr clarified butter, aud after
light breakfast of barley bread and
dried figs, think nothing of shoulder
ing a weight ol 800 pounds, amt iu
gangs ot four will lug of! burdens
which a New York expressman would
hesitate to load on aoue-horso wagon."
Tho conclusion drawn from Dr. Os
wald's investigations is that a total ab
stinciico from flesh-food would pro
mote the cause of uiond ns well as
physical health aud contribute more
than ail Hie conventions of millenium
prophets to guarantee tho blessings of
international peace. *
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English Walnuts.
The English walnut in at horn»*
in any of the southern stales. Bill
better than Bowing seed is to pro
cure the plants from the nursery.
The Memphis nursery can turnish
them. They come into hearing
when eight or ten years old, and
continue uninterruptedly just as the
pecan aud hickory do, and it gets
to be at its best when IOOyears old.
Although ,a native of Europe, yei
:hoy perfectly adapt thnrn-elves to
the Boil and climate of the pecan,
hickory and black walnut,.being all
of the same family. After the third
year they require hut little care,and
are subject to no ill, whatever. No
insect Doubles them. Their fruit
brings the highest price of ail nuts;
their yield is enormous. Young
men who have laud and little means
can thus make their bed and pillow
on which to repose when age comes
on. The supply will not meet the
demand lor English walnuts in the
next 100 years. -Commercial Ap
peal.
A Lesson in Silver.
Col. John Maguire, United States
Consul at Tampico, Mexico, who
has been at home in Mobile on a
short vacation for the benefit of his
health, and expects to return to his
post, leaving to-day, tells ol some
things in his experience ns consul
to a country with only silver as its
currency that should open the eyes
of silver inflationists as to the fal
lacy of their position. Colonel Ma
guire Buys that the Mexican dollar
is worth at Tampico (and at every
port in Mexico) 5i cents in Ameri
can or foreign exchange.
The day's wages of the laborer in
the viciuity of Tampico, on the
farms or in the port, is 31 cents, in
iu the depreciated currency of the
nation, aud the practical result is a
pitiable stagnation of the general
business and productive industries
of a country that is one of the rich
eat on the globe in its natural ad
vantages and fertility of soil. Col.
Maguire thinks that a month's vis
it to Mexico at this time and an in
vestigation of the results of silver
inflation would cure the delusion ol
the wildest silverite in tire United
States.—Mobile Register.
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To make whitewash that will not
rub off, mix half a pailful of lime
and water, ready to be put on tbe
wall ; then take one gill of flour and
mix it with water sufficient to tl»i«-k
en it; then pour it while bo; into
the whitewash ; stir it all well to
gether, and it is ready for use.
Mr. Ira P. Wetmore, a promiuent
real estate agent of Fan Angrio.TexaB,
has used Chamberlain's Colic,(!holera
and Diarrhoea Remedy in his family
for several years as occasion requir
ed, and always with perfect success.
He says : "I find it a perfect cure fer
baby when troubled with colic or
dysentery. I now feel that my outfit
is not complete without a bottle of
this Remedy at home or on a trip away
from home. For sale by Dr. W. D. Re
das.
our
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castorla.
THE STATE PRESS.
Immigrant Wagona.
Long trains of immigrants are com
? to Mississippi every day from the
north and west. Several trains of
white-covered wugons have passed
through New Albany and a larger
number came by rail. We are « x
p uirtiicing now what the people o
Texas have been for a r.unibe
years.—New Albany Gazette.
in*
r of
Northern Immigrants.
The advance of quite a number of
Nebraskans has been in this vicinity,
Hickory Flat, a week or more and
have made some purchases of realty.
They say many more families are
coming to them. They contemplate
entering actively into diversified po
mology. If our peoplo do not lose
their heads and place too high prie- s
upon their lands, our hill land 4 w 11
soon find a ready market and sale.—
Correspondence New Albany Gazet e.
Unbecoming Languaqe.
In famous, pusillanimous pukes,"
is the kind of language used in the
pulpit by one of the visiting evan
gelists to this city. Where in all
the language that Christ used when
on earth, do you find anything to
compare with, or to warrant the use
ot such coarse and indecent language
as that used by this professed fol
lower of tho Savior? No wonder
that many of the best people ot (be
town came away from the meeting
disgusted.—Wesson Mirror.
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Game Preserve.
It in rumored (hat the.old Miller
place on the river about four miles
west of here has been put chased by
a wealthy northerner who will con
vert it into a "game preserve." No
more desirable place or location in
Lowndes county could be found so
admirably suited to such a purpose
as this. Located on the Tombigbee
whicli affords fine duck hunting in
winter, and splendid fishing in sum
mer, it is just the place on which
to establish a game preserve.—Co
lumbus Dispatch.
Shirking Road Work
There are plenty of able-bodied
men in our c«»unty who do not work
the roads at all.simply because they
hold a doctor's certificate, and that
is not hard to get, that they are not
physically able to do manual labor.
There are too many exemptions.
All should turn out and do their
sharp, preachers and all, unless ex
cused by higher authority than a
doctor's certificate,
should be introduced ir. tho next
legislature to make more stringent
the law.—Oxford Globe.
And a bill
it
Wholesale Disfranchisement."
A Populist paper has *had a great
deal to nay about the "wholesale
disfranchisement of the people of
Mississippi" under the constitution.
The people, who are the people ?
How many law-abiding, tax paying,
intelligent thinking men Tiave been
thus disfranchised? Not many, we
opine. A great many negroes, ig
norant tax-escaping people, were
disfranchised, as they ought to be ;
luit no honest negro need stay away
from the polls. Any negro who
will pay his poll-tax and can under
stand plain talk is allowed to regie
ter and vote. A white man who
does not pay his taxes and who
could not register under the under
standing clause ought not to l>e a!
lowed to vote under any circum
stances. No man who has any ol
the qualities of citizenship is barred
the right of sufirage in Mississippi.
—Macon Bun.
Big Farming Operations.
Next season, ivith 10,000 or more
acies of rich delta land, tilted by
convict labor, Mississippi will make
more cotton than anybody, except
ing, j e haps, the Richardson es
tate and the Khedive of Egypt, the
largest cotton producers in the
world.
At their session
penitentiary hoard o
traded to work ten delta planta
tion3 with convict labor, the follow
ing list showing the number of a
cres :
R. L. Jones, Leflore county, 600
acres, 40 convicts.
W. F. Randolf, Washington coun
ty, 1050 acres, 70 convicts.
Stone & Swaiu, Washington coun
ty, 1800 acres, 100 convicts.
Joe Wilczmeki, Washington coun
ty, 900 acres, 65 convicts.
L. C. Dulaney, Issaquena county,
950 acres, 55 conviots.
A. D. Daniel, Washington coun
ty, 1300 acres, 85 convicts.
W. IL Noble, Bolivar couuty, 750
acres, 50 convicts.
Briscoe & Speaks, Bolivar coun
ty, 1000 acres, 60 convicts.
P. W. Peeples, Sunflower county,
600 acres, 40 convicts.
The total number of acres given
above are 9,750 ; total convicts re
quired, 720. These plaoes are in
additjon to tho "Dabney" place of
J800 acres in Holmos oounty.already
leased by the board of control.—
the
the
45,
is
yesterday the
f control cou
joice
of
two
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and
hope
two
gave
was
the
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Superintendent Regan'a Report.
To the Hon. Bonn) of Supervisors :
Ge.nti.kmkn :—It is with renewed
pleasure that l indite this report for
I he second month—November—of the
new school term. Tho schools
opened on Nov 61 h under the
most
favorable circumsiaurcs. The attend
ance, ns far an ascertained, is good, the
orgauizat'on 0 » Hie classes effected
over the comity without friction
embarrassment, and over 4000 child
ren are now on their daily inarch
the school-rooms, in Claiborne. Place
them iu one column and what a grand,
what an inspiring spectacle, it would
be I
of
of
and
are
po
lose
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e.
The class of teachers now employed
is steadily gro'tiug heller, and are
above (be overage teacher of a few
years ago. The larger part now ou
gaged might easily rank as profession
als, aud, of courte, our schools are the
better for it. Our trustees of the white
schools had the names of 86 applicants
from without (bo county, Resides over
40 in the county, from which to choose
their teachers. This Is significant.
menus, as 1 heretofore intimated, that
we will eventually have, in our schools,
the best teachers to bo found in the
state, outsidu our colleges. Trustees
regard ttio employment of a teacher as
a matter of business, ami are determ
ined tobnvo tho best tio matter whore
louud ; being absolute tree-trade ad
vocates iu this particular. Homo tal
ent must conic up to tho required
standard, or bo rejected. The follow
ing is a list of the white teachers now
employed, grouped as to places of res
idence, and tho school taught by each
Miss Nellie D. Drake,Claiboruc coun
ty, Grand Gulf school.
Miss Mattie Liuticld, Copiah county,
Brandy wine school.
Miss Norma Moore, Claiborne coun
ty, Beech Grove school.
Robt. L Horton, Claiborne county,
Rocky Springs school.
Miss Ora Howard, Claiborne coun
ty, Sarepta school.
Miss Loua Martin, Copiah conuty,
Hock Hill school.
Miss W. D. Martiu, Copiah county,
Russiim school.
Miss Ella McCormick^Jeflcrsoti coun
ty, Shiloh school.
Miss Oletlia Torrey, Jefferson coun
ty, Marlin school.
Miss Mary C. Mcltttiis, Lincoln coun
ty, Boss school.
Miss May Husscll, Claiborne county,
Oak Uidgo sellout.
Miss Bctlio Young, Claiborne comi
ty, Sprott school.
Miss Estelle Aills, Rankiu county,
Gleuwood school.
Miss Antonia Ashley, Claiborne
county, Ashley school.
Edwin B. Bell, Hinds couuty, Hick
ory Ridge school.
Miss .uollie Cessna, Ciaiboruo coun
ty, Greenbrier school.
Miss Emma Fife, Claiborne comity,
Colony school.
Miss Snlüc E. Fife (Jordan), Clai
borne county, Tillman school.
Miss Emma Lamb, Rankiu couuty,
Midway school.
Miss Elizabeth McClellan, .Madisou
parish, La., Miller school.
Miss Mattie McLean, Holmes county,
Scott school.
Miss Cornelia F. Regan, Claiborue
comity, Rcgnnlou school.
Miss S. Alice Reeves, Carroll couu
ty, Mt. Goiucr school.
Miss Mary C. Rogillio, Ciaiboruo
couuty, High Hill school.
Miss Minnie Ross, Newton couuty,
Sulphur Spring school.
Miss Serena Scott, Ciaiboruo couu
ty, Pino Ridge school.
Miss Carrh Weeks, Ciaiboruo couu
ty, Rocky Springs school.
Miss Cora Weeks, Claiborne couuty,
Greenbrier school.
Miss Lillie Dale, Rankiu county, Jcf
fericsville sehool.
Miss Cornelia Taylor, Claiborne
comity, l'attoua school.
From Claiborne couuty.
" Copiah M .
Lincoln
Jefiersou
Rankin
Holmes
Carroll
Hinds
Newton
Louisiana.
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Grand total
Classed as to grades, they rank a*
First Grades, 19; Second
follows :
Grades, 10; Third Grades, 1; total,80.
With two exceptions, the teachers
from other counties are all of First
tirade.
The colored teachers are all ''home
talent," and rank as follows: First
tirades, 2; Second Grades, 10; Third
Grades, 20; total, 82.
1 have visited only 4 schools during
the month as my time has breu occu
pied in getting sit classical and exami
nation work off my hands.
Saturday being tho first pay day lor
the teachers, I issued 45 pay certifl
catos— form No. 1 (new series) to No.
45, aggrrgating $ 1122 30. All ot which
is respectfully submitted.
Ch as. K. Began,
Co. Supt.
Not- 80 t h. 1894 . _
Any one who has children will re
joice with L. B. Mulford, of Plain
field, N. J. His little boy, five years
of age, was sick with croup. For
two days and nights he tried various
remedies recommended by friends and
neighbors. He says "I thought sure
I would lose him. I bad seen Cham
berlain Cough Remedy advertised
and thought I would try it as a last
hope and am happy to say that after
two doses be slept until morning. I
gave it to him next day and a cure
was effected. I keep this remedy in
the house now and as soon as any of
my children show signs of croup I give
it to them and that is the last of it'*
25 and 50 cent bottles for sale by
Dr. W. D. Redos.
for
the
all
THINGS WÎSE AND OTHERWISE.
My friend," said the solemn
looking man to the other solemn
looking: man, "are yon not a follower
of the Christian science treatment :
"In one sense I am. 1 am an under
n
sn
the
all
or
to
taker."—Chicago Tribune.
John Stuart Mill said, "I have
learned to seek iny happiness by lim
iting my desires, rat her than iu at
tempting to satisfy them. *
Prejudiced Against It Already :
Willie—Well, I've seeu all I want to
of this Dclsarte business. Johnny—
What is the Delsarte business ? Wil
lie—I don't know ; but the.e's a
lady in there calling on mamma who
says she teaches it. It takes her five
minutes to Bit down.—Chicago Trib
une.
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ad
:
Tho "frigate bird," a frequenter
of the tropical seas, is (he swiftest
bird that flies. TI 10 wing muscles
are enormously developed, weighing
nearly one.fourth as much as tho
whole body. The common "black
swift" is believed to attain a speed of
275 miles an hour, which rate kept
up for six hours, would carry tho
bird from England,its summer home,
to Ceutral America.
Tho woman emancipationist had
tackled the serene old bachelor, amt
was reading the riot act to him in
half a dozen places at once. lie
squirmed occasionally, but retained
Ins serenity. "Have you ever done
anything for tho emancipation of wo
man, I'd like to know ?'' sho said,
coming down the liome-struicli. "In
deed 1 have, madam," lie smiled.
"I liavo remained a bachelor."—De
troit Free Press.
What is meant by an inch of rain
fall is, that 14,500,000 gallons of
ter have fallen upon a square mile of
ground.
WH
Mr. IIighfli— Where is that "Book
of Etiquette and Compléta Letter
Writer?'' Mrs. II.
Wlmt do you
want with it? Mr. IL— I want to *
write to the grocer to tell him I can't
pay him.— N. Y. Weekly.
The insect world is vast almost be
yond conception. President Sharp,
of the London Entomological Socie
ty states that while Linnæua knew
only 3000 species of insects 120 years
ago, the collections of the world
would probably include ut present
200,000 or 250,000 species.
Irate Visitor (after a few remarks)
—Wtdl, I don't want anybody to lie
about me, ami I won't have it! Edi
tor (appealingly)—IIow do you ever
expect to have any compliments paid
yon, then ?—Detroit Free Press.
The abject poverty of the northern
peasantry in China is almost beyond
belief. In various districts not
classed as "distressed" it was
found that in many instancoa a fami
ly of five or *ix persons suppôt ted
life on two cents a day, tho food be
ing a small bag of turnips and dried
cabbage boiled in water.
Not a Secret : Ilo placed his hand
upon his heart. "You cauuot imag
ine," he protested, "what a terrible
load I carry, and yet give no sign to
the world.'' She turned away her
head. "Believe me," she faltered,
"the world knows." A subtle some
thing in the way sho raised her hand
kerchief to her face impelled him to
surreptitiously take another clove or
two.—Detroit Tribune.
Railroad stock in tho United States
aggregates in round numbers $ 10 ,
500,235,410.
Tom—Did Maud tell you the troth
wh>*n you asked her her age ? Jack
—Yes. Tom—What did she say ?
Jack—She said it was none of my
business.—Yankee Blade.
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A lady at the ago of 25 became in
sane, and the flight of time was. un
known to her. She believed she was
nly 25 years old daring the whole of
her life, and at an mlvanced ago sho
had a'l the appearance of bring
yonng. The believers in the faith
cure cite this as a strong argument
in favor of their theory. The Lon
don Lancet makes the statement.
o
Either Too Much : Recontly a
northern recorder who is noted for
the length and solemnity of his ex
hortations was addressing an old Irish
woman who had been convicted, not
for the first time, of some trifling of
fense. His honor had gone on for
half an hour or so when suddenly tho
S risnner flopped on tho floor of tho
ock. As the warder was trying to
get her on her feet again she mado a
remark io a very bitter and discon
tented tone. The recorder, not catch
ing the drift of it, asked the warder
in his most impressive manner :
Warder, what does the prisoner
say ?" "She says, jour honor," re
plied the warder with evident sym
pathy, "that she can stand penal
servitude, bnt she's blamed if she
can stand this."—London Truth.
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It has generally been believed that
the reduction in average height of
French soldiers which followed Na
poleon's warp, due to the ipimense
slaughter in those campaigns, made
those soldiers the shortest in Enrope.
But the minimum height of the Rus
sian and the French conscript is a
bout eqna!—five feet ; while in most
other European countries the mini
mum ranges from five feet one inch
to five feet th:ce inches.

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