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LIBERTY, MISSISSIPPI;"'.' ERIPAYi NOVEMBER 10, 1893. The SoOTHtN Hesald fC BUSHED EVERT FIIOAT OIN1NI. Lis!.' StTBSCBIPTICa'. One yW, ta'advanca. BX awoaltt...,. jLATUXilCNBHTt. t square, Irst InsertiOa .. Jl M Oa assart, etch tubsequent inter- Uon,...,. u Quarterly, kilt yearly and yearly ad vertisements contracted for at lows ISte. - -- ProfeMoasl cards not exceed tag torn Usee for oe year, tit).. Aaaov Being eaadidates tot State w Ili.tict office, tli; lot County office, 10 tot 8pervitdra districts, IS, ta ad vance. (Marriage tad death published a CARD-4ROFISIONAL, Etc, 1 GEO. P. WEBB, 'J.,. .".:.! i v . Attorney at Law, Office ia tot Butler Building, Liberty, Amide County, Miss. ll-a-99 D. C BR AM LETT, m -rum as. y. m. . , - 9 '1 - . -; WOODVILLB, MI38. (, ... WlU'Tjracliow ln aU' tha Courat ! Amite and adjoininfroouutlea,aBdia tha Suprema Court at Jackson. . 1-L - ' " j . - 1 " THEO.-.McKNIQHT, Attorney at Law, 6CMMIT, MIS3. win praotice In aU tha Court el Pike and adjoining counties, and la the Supreme and Federal Court at Jackson. ... Attorney 'at Law, . . . LI11EETV, MISS. All business confided to bis ears will teottve prompt attention. . E. 1L RATCLIFF, Attorney at Law, , OLOSTER, MIS&- Wlll . pWtloe id .11 tha Conns' ' si Anita aad adjoining counties aad ia tha tsupropne Uurt at Jackaon. IMS. E. n.'TlAtCtlFF, OloBter, MUs. ' J. II. WlBB, Liberty, Mia. .1UTCLIFF & WEBB, Attorneys at Law, LIBERTY, MISS. Will practice In all the courts of Ami t and .adjoining counties and In the Su- preaia Court at Jackson. 4.., VVa E, CILLa Attorney - at - Law t.trl Liberty, miss. . jftU ftlos 1 all tha eonrta Amlta and adjoining ooontlas, aad la the Supreme Court at Jackson.. i.ti:.. afit a, mumm m 8tl Louis, Mlfraourl. W.B.JIeDQrLL, I Aaemt, ,.. Amite County, Mlsa. ?. HOTEL T lift Livery Stable, . UaWKIT, MISS. Tha a a4 en timed beir te Mat be is now prepared to reoalT boardera and enUrtain tha traveling public Kirs tha best the market af ford. He is also prepared to moot tha wanta'ef the public in tbe way of feed ing, stabling and grooming stock which Way be entrusted to his cars. Charge saiutonabler ' Gie me a trial - TIIOMAfl WAJUaO. Vaartj, lepVlS,l THIS FAPSR IS ON FILB IP CHICAGO lit t.'--t. ItSawel iJl WE'LL. DO THE BEST WE CAN. Caeet , cheer ta. my saoping utn And caase T ike blue.; Vt nuol all be at the kernel, Nh y.l our ptftor. oaoooet Aad some have ruled, ud some h.r. arrveil, Since . er the world bena; So. U ve cannot b. tbe first. Well bo Um beat we can! The .hip, wltk .11 her treasure-store . Wouul sever mcl to. taad. IT mea, because they oould sot nil, Refused la bear a hand: The tar who swings the talis about 1. Bono the leas a ma Tbaa chief or mate, it la his place B does the best be eaal vTs eaaaol all, ta told and kail. To tana aad glory rise; Though host, may doa ike student! fowa. Mot alt can wia the prise! For some must fall, as soaie bat failed, binae ever time aewan; So, If w. eanaol b th bast, : . well os tk beat ws caal The ribbon blue oa noble's breast Mai eorcr treed and pride, While attributes of noblest worth, The hod flea rmy may klde. The soldier Buy aa braver bs Tboueh be may lead tbe Tan. Than he who battle, ta tbs sear Aad does the besfefceoaai . Cheer up. cheer up, my comrades all, ! And chase the dumps away. To mope because ws can't bo first, v e ll Sn(l ltdoeaa't pay. Toe soundest motto e'er was framed t either boy or man, la: "If I caanot do the beat. I'll do tk best I can!" at A M.lUand, la Goldea Das THE OLD SETTLER. He Hears That the Hatchet Story la Not True. tlran'oop," aalil little releif one dav. "Midn't you ever hear of Ueorge Wash ington and bis little hatchet?" Pelegl" replied the Old Settler. looking sternly at his Inquiring grand, son, " 'arljr an' late, an1 late an' 'arly, I'tb sot y a warnin ag'la siniwatin'. Do yoa think that 'cause Sugar Swamp wa'n't swellin' an' bustin' with popu lation like the ridge Is here that folks nerer heerd no thin' there? l)o you think that 'cause the auhoolma'ms that uscty ketch the young Idws o' Sugar Swamp by the seat o' the panta and the nap o' the beck an' churn 'em till tha were blisters on 'em do ye think that 'cause thera schoolma'ma didn't chaw gum an' wear their hair down In their eves that the young Idee o' Sugar Swamp didn't knot nuthin'? You're siniwatin, Peleg! You're siniwatin' that your poor old gran'pap didn't git no furdcr along In his eddicatlon than to stan' up ag'in the wall an' spell b-a ba, k-e-r, ker baker, an hoi' up his han to ast wuther him an' Bill ltonutt couldn't please go out an' git a pall o' water. But I kin tell ye, sonny, -that the young Idee o' the Sugar Swamp dees- trie' grabbed l'arnin in great big chunks, and the sehoolma'm never had to ast more'n wunHt how much two- temstoo was. I hadn't orter say nuth in' more to ye 'cause ye siniwated, but lust to pour coals o fire on your head I'll let ye know, b'gosh, that I have heerd o George Wash'nton an his little hatchet, an' the onfortinit cherry tree, an', more'n all that, I don't think a dura sight o' the hull business, nntherl" . . , "Don't you, gran'pop?" exclaimed Peleg. "Well, do yon know that it has been found out that it aln t so?' "What hain't so?" asked the Old Settler. "Why," replied Peleg, "what his tory says about Washington and the hatchet. He didn't cut the cherry tree down with his hatchet' "Go 'way!" ejaculated the Old Set tler. 'What did he cut It down with?" "Nothing," said Peleg. "He didn't cut the cherry tree dowji at all "An' George didn't go up to his pop an' soy: 'Father, I can't tell a liel done it with my little hatchet?' " "That's what the teacher says has been discovered," said Peleg. "Sonny," said the Old Settler, "this here has added sumpin' like nineteen or twenty years to your gran pap life. It has took a load offen his mind like liftln' a fifty-pound weight offen pressin' o' head cheeset That's the only thing I had ag'in Wash'n'ton. Jist to think of a man ez liked his little hooter o' the ol' stuff In the mornin's like he did. with tanzy in. mebby; an' a man ez could handle a cuss word now an' then without spilin' it, es the record aaid he did when his men wa'n't fight- in' jist to suit him, an' then to her him handed down to hist'ry ez saym' that he were a chap ez couldn't tell lie! 'Why, 1 nsety say, that's so, George Wash'n'ton mowt jist ez well a not keered fer his morn- in snifter, and he mowt jist ez well let his sojers act foolish without chuck: in' a swear or so at 'em, for this here little statement that he can't tell a lie spiles the hull business. ' Some things about ye, George,' I nsety say, is great, but I can t go that little, statement 'out lyln'l It al'n naturV An' so tha never were no hatchet an' no cherry iree, ncy, peleg? An' George Wash n ton never sua he couldn't tell a lie! alius said he cre the greatest man ewer heerd on; au now I know itl He liked his snifter, aj nB eoui(i handle cussin' when he were n-vd, an' he never said he couldn't tell a Uwhich has alius been a siniwation, i-.w. that, anybody ez could tell a lie weu pooty far along on the down-hill side o ,,, turnpike! I can hardly wait fer ne Wash'n'ton's birthday to come around, I want to celebrate it so bad! Peleg, alius keep your eye on the man that makes a p'n't o' gettin' a reputation fer beta' a man ez can't tell a lie! Folks done their best to git me op a reputa tion like that nn, but I fit it and fit an' tol' 'em they mustn't. . 'Don't do it,' I says. 'Tam't right! Jist 'cause I don't lie,' I Says, 'hain't no sayin' that I can't,' I says. "Even up to this very time ioiks of tea meet me to', shaktn' their heads, says: 'YoO an' George is like two peas! What a team you an' him would a made!' they says. That has alius made ue-madder'n a hornet, sonny, but now when they .say that to me I Via clap'em on the back an say: "'Eight you are, b'gosh! matched to a T, and sound to hocf auf wizzen!" I "Which gives me a chance to reco- member sumpin fer ye, sonny. It's about a feller citizen I had wunstt who lived in the Sugar Swamp deestric'. His name was Twrjc Coriander Tugg. Now somehow or other ae got theaame o bein a man ez eoaldn t toll the truth. but it wa'n't so at all. Tha never were a truthf uller man ever lived In Sujar Swamp an' 1 doa't 'cept mysel' nather than Coriander Tugg were. But folks wouldn't b'lieve anything he said, an' things got so bime by that Coriander Vgua to git worked up over it, an' said that If folks didn't look out be' show 'eai one ' these flays wuther he didn't tell the truth or not. 1 uscty argy . with - folks and tell'eiathay was wrong, 'oa use 1 know'd Coriander wa'n't the all-per- vadin' liar they aaid he were, an' they actu'ly got to sayin' that the fust thing they know'd they'd be a spectin' me i' stretchln things! The folks that had fast set ev'rybody ag'in Coriander was Jepthy Ilibbly an' his or aunt 'Mandy. They was in the storekeepin' business an' so were Coriander, an' Jepthy had grow'd ap with the reputation o' bein a man ez couldn't tell a He. He said he was seU'h, kn' folks somehpw had got in Uie habit e' b'lievin' him, an' so when Coriander Tugg started ia the storekeepin' business in Sugar Swamp Jepthy give it out ' that Coriander couldn't ten the truth, an folks had to b'liove what Jepthy said. So things went kind o' tough with Coriander, an' one day be come to me an says: 'Bile,' savs be 'I'm gointer turn this here deestric topsy-turvy,, says he. " "Coriander,' saj-s I, 'how?' " 'Mle,' says he, I kin out-bewitch the witchin'est witch es ever lived when it comes to bewitchin' things,' says he. Coriander, says 1, 'I never know'd ye could.' says I, 'but it ye say so I know tha ham t no doubt ye kin.' Sue,' says he, ye km bste yer boots fer ten gincrations that I kin, says he. 'An' w'at do ye s pose 1m gointer do?' Says he. " 'Coriander,' says I, 'I dunno.' " 'Silc,' says he, 'you know, and so do I, that Jepthy Ilibbly is the bigxest liar on the face o the earth, an so is hit Aunt 'Mandy,' say he Xoriander, sava I, 'if tba s any thing I do know, it's that,' says I. . 'Slle,' says Coriander, 'I'm gointer bewitch Jepthy's store things so's he'll show all his customers what a durn lyin' feller citizen he is, an' yit he'll be a-tellin' them the truth all the time!' says he. 'Ye couldn't do much wnsa to a chap than that, could ye?' says he. Coriander, says I, 'b'gosh ye couldn't!' ' "So Coriander he tells me to go over to Jepthy's store nex' day an' liang around. I did, an' ev'rything looked jist ez it alius did, till in comes ol' Sis ter Duntubbs, a p tic lar friend o' Jepthy's an' Aunt Mandy's. She or dered a pound o' pork an' a yard o' cal mer. Jepthy weighed out the pork, an' ez he done it up I see that Sister Duntubbs looked kind o' starey at Jep thy. Then he measured off the Caliker, and Sister Duntubbs says: . . 'Brother Ilibbly, says she, I said a pound o' pork an' a yard o' caliker.' " 'Yes, Sister Duntubbs,' says Jepthy, that's w'at I heerd ye.' " 'But ye only give me half a pound o' pork an' half a yard o' caliker,' say' she. " 'Oh, nor say Jepthy. . " 'Oh, yes!' says Sister Duntubbs. "Then Jepthy weighed the pork over ag'in. It weighed a pound. He meas ured the caliker. It measured a yard. " There!' says he. 'That's right, sis ter! A pound o' pork an' a yard o' cali ker!' M " 'It's no setch thing!' says Sister Duntubbs, mad. 'It's only half a pound an' half a yard!' "And then Aunt 'Mandy come an' jined the chorus, an' pooty soon there were tbe liveliest kind of a quarrel go- in' on, an' Sister Duntubbs hustled out o' the store, yellin' that she'd never come In setch a cheaty place ag in. Coriander's witchln' were workin' fine. The pork were a pound an' the caliker were a yard, but the store were be witched to Sister Duntubbs, and she could only see halt a pound and half a yard. An' so it kep' on goin'. Folks came in an' ordered things, au' Jepthy weighed an counted an' measured em, but they never came out right, an' ev'rybody bimeby got it into their heads that Jepthy were an ol' cheat an' a liar arter all. So they quit his store, an' had to do the nex' thing,, which were trade at Coriander's store, an' when they found that he could tell the truth about es well ez anybody, they kep' on tradin' there. Sure enough, Coriander had turned the deestric topsy-turvy! i , j 1 i t . ' "Well, sir, the consekence were that Jepthy an' Aunt 'Mandy had to pull up an' leave the deestric', an they'm rec omembered there now ez . the most onblushin' liars ez ever lived, an' it were tellln the Snuggest ' kind o" gospel truth sumpin' they hadn't done afore that give 'em the reputation. An so, Peleg. I were alius glad I fit ag'in. folks buildin' me up a reputation for bein' one e couldn't tell a lie, though they know tol'able well that I fight shy o doin' of it. An' I'm glad that thar hain't nothln' ia that story 'bout the little .hatthet an' the cherry tree, 'cause now I kin look folks in the face whenthcy say to' me that me an' George Wash'n'ton 'd made a match tts.ra, an kin slap em on the back an say. ; " 'lrht yon are, b'gosh! Me an' George 'd make n that . . team. , now, b'gosh, notched to a T, an' sound ia hoof an' wizn!'" Ed Mott, ln'f. Y. Sun. ' - ' i : ' An. Aid K (Voeaeritf. 1 ... i -! .The management f public high way. is, and always has been, the most far cical and impractical department In our public affklrs as a nation Wherever in any state the Intelligence of ny Com munity bas risen above- the, laws and made good roads a prorrJnRflt feature, there is to bo. found a proKporous and wealthy . agricultural district Gov. MellctC South' Duk?ft, in Mcrtorial to Me inl Congress on Ro'iwl Exhibit at T:'orld t Columbian tKoUioa. f IN THE ELECTRICAL. WORLQ One-third of the telegraph operate arc in England are women. Pens has only thirty-atx telegraph ofSces ia the entire country ana bat 1,100 milea of wire. ' wrhe cat of Rotterdam it to put ia a municipal, electric plant for furuiahuig light and power ta tht main busine district of the cityv , , The house L Beck with, ia Schley county, ' Oa., during a recent thunder storm, was struck by lightning five different times, ia fire places. ' - AH telephone and telegraph lines 1ft Switzerland are owned sod operated by the government. . There are 1,411 telegraph ooicea and HMD) telephone offices, j Ta profits amotust to i.'jO.OOO a year, . ,--: , , .- ( - , . Worcester's Consolxbtted Street Railway Company its making investiga tions into the merits of different stor age batteries, and may make one or two experiments ' with the batteries that best meet the preliminary testa. The UlnminatioB ia the light-hoase at Cape de la lleve, three miles from Havre, ia equal to 2S, 000,000 candles. It is the most powerful artificial light In the world, and in clear weather can be seen at a distance of 144 miles. It costs the Englush people --000, 000 in taxes each year to pay for the transmission of the press aiessages ores the government wires, as the press rate of two pence for each hundred words doesn't begin to pay the cost of sending the matter. n . .That tbe telephone is still consid ered a luxury by a large number of lie patrons is shown by the report of the telephone company that during the re cent severe depression a large number of telephones were ordered taken out of private houses and business office. A Canadian telephone company ia to connect Vancouver with Halifax by telephone. The circuit will be a me talic one of copper wirea The distance to be covered by the projected line is 8,500 miles. When finished it will be the longest telephone circuit in the World. ' ' The Electrical Engineer is of tbe opinion that there it altogether too much ringing of gongs on trolley roaas, and thinks one remedy tor the nuisance would be the enforcement of oity ordi nance against noises of the kind. The Engineer doubts the use of gongs to prevent accident, and thinks people would pe more careful 11 there were no gongs at alL --Uard times have been the means ol giving St Paul a taste of. real rapid transit , Business wasn't good enough to keep all the cars on the electric treet railway a running, so a large number was taken off, but the time of making each trip by the remaining I ears was so much better that many of the citizens prefer the present fast service to tbe old-time slow and uncer tain one. A German inventor has produced an electric cane lamp. . The handle of the cane contains . an incandescent lamp, the two poles of which are con nected With the plates of a battery. Below this is a small chamber to carry the battery fluid. When it is So de sired to use the lamp the cap is taken off snd the csne inclined so thst the liquid it contains comes in contact with the electrodes A current is thus pro duced that will, It is asserted, keep the light going for an hour. The plans of Mr. Munro, C E., for opening and closing the lock gates of canals by electricity have been practi cally tried and proved successful. The gates were easily closed or opened by the motors in about one minute, an operation which takes three or four times ss long to accomplish by band. As a result ol this trial electric power ia to be adopted for the lock gates of the nearly completed Soulanges canal on the St Lawrence river, tome thirty miles above Montreal. POSITION DURING" SLEEP. Various Theories Concerning the Best aad Most Comfortable. Almost eery one has a favorite posi tion during sleep, and no end of theor ies and beliefs is indulged in on the subject of the proper position, location and general conditions for that sleep "that knits up the ravcll'd sleave of care," Many physicians argue that one should cultivate the habit of sleep ing on the right side, especially if one has Indulged in a full meal late in the evening. . The food makes its exit from the stomach on the right side, tmd it is for this reason claimed that tbe pesl. tion it more favorable to digestion without effort1. This is important aa all of the faculties' and functions should have a certain Amount of rest and In no way Is this as easily attainable as during the tours of sleep. Other- authorities, say that one shonld ', always lie on the back: but there are excellent rea sons why this is not wise. ; The weight of the stomach and its contents rests upon the spine, which often affects the nerves. ' Borne severe cases of insomnia have been, cured by the habit of sleep ing on the face. This is easy to do, and ia the most comfortable position if one dispenses with the pillow. One young man, who had exhausted all the skill of the doctors, fell into the habit of lrmifonhis face, with his right arm under hit head, which was turned sliirhtly to one side. By this change natural rest soon came to him, and he entirely recovered. Whatever position one may choose to take, a little prac tice will make it comfortable, and the experiment is 'well worth trying. N. Y. Ledger. ,r ' : . 'i 5.i i? ,; A sate Test.'' -. , f '-'Are yen sure that recipe for mince pies Is a success? one woman waa heard to ask another as .the car stopped. "Sure? You bet Pro sure. My husband te two pieces and couldn't find any taws W1ttt ,t to save his life. Indian apolis vrnal ' '" '; ; It ttw-e; Keen, , B V . ' Postmaster I ttovt know "of such firm name as tbatnv jq, r , any lloy at the winnow lkHw!nir 1naio. nnnt) If Stone, llockwell it Hill ain't av .finn name iSi lilte to knoh you d call it tuic&jo In Untie, A .GREAT SCHEME. - aU Qaartae Was . Ba it Imfulaau sua. Ba lb ImBoiaatl A , Was All Kia-bt. What," asked a little man who en tered -an optowa office abruptly, is the greatest expense connected, with your living?" The occupant! of - we omee seemea surprises!.': 'l lupoaee," he said, after a moment's reflection, "that it's a toas- up between grub and beer." "Xb Such thing!" shout she little tot a excitedly. aoet mesa ex penses for food aad drink. I meB othet ' and seml-extrantous expenses, so te speak. Think, now, what Is the greatest expense connected with your living?" The oocvpaart of the etBc wrinkled hit forehead. At last he said, "speak ing aemi-extraueously, to follow your suggestion, I should say it was to .No! no!" almost shouted the little man. "It Is not. J see mat yoa aon i knew. I will tell yov. It is -clean shirts and collars and cuffs" The occupant Of the office looked sur prised. - "I don't believe it" he aaid. forcibly. "But it is," insisted the little men, and I'll prove it to you.' Mind you, 1 mean expense that is unnecessary. Now. unless you .neglect the common est laws of decency, you wear at least two clean shirts a week. Yon average six collars a week and half aa many pairs of cuffs, to say nothing of the other clean clothes that you wear. This is til wrong. The money that a man tpendt in this way eaa be saved. I know a plan whereby your laundry will last ten dayt after it returnt from the shop, and be as clean aa when yon put Hon." . . , v ' The occupant of the office looked in' terested. ' That would be a saving," be aaid. "Saving!'' continued the little man; "it would be a godsend. Tbe institu tions that are sapping the life-blood of this country are tbe laundries, pro pose to fix things so that all this shall be stopped. I will tell you this secret for five dollar." The occupant of the office smiled in' credulously. "I won't venture that much on It," he said. ' "I'll do it for two dollara and a half," said the little man. "Too much." "A dollar?" " ' "Nop." "Half?" "Nop." ' ' ' A ' ' "Gimme a quarter?' "Yep!" aaid the occupant of the of fice: "I'll play a quarter against It He handed over a quarter. The little man clutched it greedily. "I have agreed to tell you a secret which will preserve your laundry in all its pristine whiteness for ten days after it bad been done up, he said. "Exactlv." The little man edged toward the door. "Keep it in the bureau drawer and don't -wear, it!" he shouted, with his hand on the d work nob. "Huh!" said the occupant of the of fice with a sickly smile, "that's a pret ty low down little banko," The little man had slipped out into the hall and was making for the elevator. 1 he oc cupant of the efEce stuck his head out and shouted. "Say! The little man turned and placed his fingers derisively on his nose. ''Say! ' shouted, the occupant of the office again, "I just thought I'd tell you that that quarter is lead." Well shouted the little man, in reply, "there an't nothing the matter with thissllver ink-stand 1 got on your desk. Then he vanished down the stairs, and the occupant of the office has been so cross ever since that his wife talks of divorce. Buffalo Times. Paternal Perspicacity. 'My son," said the fond parent you say that you have determined to follow the profession of art? 'To lead, father," corrected the young man. " , "Well," compromised the other, "yon intend to be an artist , Also, you say, you Intend to marry. "Yes," replied the ton. "lou k-now she it the dearest sweetest most" "I know," interrupted the old man you've said that before. Now I want to give yo some advice. First marry and then take up art" . "But father," faltered the youth, r i "That't all very well," returned the elder, "but my advice is good. "Why?" Inquired bis son. "Why?" echoed the father. "Because if you should go forth at an artist and the results come to the ears of her father I don't think that yon would stand any chance of ever winning her, my son. N. Y. Herald . ' The Lessor Evu. Mrs. Hicks I hear cook screaming down-stairs; there must be a burglar in tbe house. Hicks (rood heavens, where It my run? ' '.'. - ' ' Mrs. Hicks Don't you stir a step; he might shoot you. Hicks What do 1 care about being shot; suppose he should carry off the cook. Brooklyn Life. , A fog feet low. "Say, Dawson," said Rimer, "I want a good title for my book of poems. Can you suggest anything appropriate?" "Y'es. Why not call It "Ginger Pop'?" ' -,'. ' ' ' "What earthly Significance ' bas that?' ,.-..,.- - "Ginger pop is toft stuft " Judge. , , As Endorsement. , Ebony Hughes-Don't yo' wtiit a bojf fo' to bait yo' hook? " Luckless Angler Yes; if you'll guar an tee that Pll catch some fish. Ebony Hughes I done helped a man las week, an' lid's got turned out ob de church 'foMellin' de truft about de fish he ca-ughv-Puck. . : j ;, ; Hrlglit Jl'MMfjeetm " ' " i "May-1 hope ttta-t SArtielhlns fm ttits bill? asked fnn, the tailor,, of Out finoberly, fmcof Uiitjiapi's gilded youth. "Certs inly. 'Hope springs eternal in the hunwn breast" Texas Sifting. CENTIPEDE VISITORS. Tosaaw's ThrUll&s" Ksporteae With Two ot Tfeem. Last summer 1 had an adventure, two of them ia faet, that 1 do not care to repeat Ia tome way a pair of centi pede gained access to our house. One was area m a back room several times, but aU attempts to capture it had proved futile. With incredible apihty it would tup out of tight just as we thought we had It At last one evening, just after lamp light 1 heard a scratching noise simi lar to that a mouse might make. Sus picious that it was my unwelcome guest, I took the lamp to investigate. Sure enough, there it was crawling down n a timber in plain view; then it Stopped a If blinaed by the light . It was the largest centipede I hnd ever seen, perhaps ore mcnes in icngm along, BaAr worts-like Uxly. brown, with dark stripes across it snd enough legs to give origin to the name it bears. One glance and I raised the stick I had taken the precaution to carry and plaeed it firmly upon the in truder. It squirmed and twisted, bull held it fast What to do next was a puzzle. I was almost as helpless sa my prisoner. 1 did not dare cut it in two lib. tbe stick, for either hall wouia wriggle away with the speed of the whole. j 1 had plenty of time to revolve in my mind Impossible methods of extermina tion, but I would not let my captive loose, though my arm ached terribly before my husband came in A pan of hot water, into which it was allowed to fall, soon put an end to that centi pede. I waa fearful for tome dayt mat there might be a second one, but wat coming to the conclusion that we had killed a solitary , lover when the mate intro duced Itself in a most unexpected man ner. . i i I wss sitting before the open door en joying the outside beauty while put ting my baby to sleep, when something fell, striking my arm between .the child' t head and my thoulder. Was that descent accidental or premedl tated? I knew, as if by Instinct, for I hardly saw it what struck me and quick ss" thought I sprang to my feet Urasntng the baby with my right hsud I held it at arms length, shaking it and mv clothes most vigorously, for not a trace could I see of my enemy - Tbe child was screaming lustily. Was it from fright or had the centipede gone down the necks of its dress, sting ing as 11 went? lir 1 mign oc inside mv own clothes! I knew it wat not lying concealed, for they are always darting about like a Hash, but where.' I ran out on the step and looked back; it was not on the floor. Then renewed the shaking and it dropped from somewhere about my clothes. looked like a snake to my excited imagination, and I hardly had tho nerve to kill it but I did. I was so frightened that I could not go back in to the house until my husband came an hour later. Philadelphia limes. MR. JONES HAS A SPELL. It la a Most Calamitous 'One, Bat lit! , - lotto.' "Maria," said Mr. Jones, looking up from a letter he was writing, "how do you spell calamity?" . "You ought to know," answered Mrs. Jones; what are you doing With it, any way?' 'I'm writing to L ncle Hiram about his bad luck with his sheen, and that's o-ood s word to spring on him as any 0ther. Look in tbe dictionary and see if jt , gpelled with one m or two." Mavbe it isn't in the dictionary," suggested Mrs Jones, at she reached for the volume; "yon know that there are five thousand new words that ain't in it" "Well, I reckon there's as many there as we will want to tackle in our life time. I wish you would go ahead aud find calamity." ' "How does it begin with a vowel or syllable?" asked Mrs. Jones, who Is as weak in her spelling as Jones Is In his It begins with a k, of course K-a- 1-a-m-m-l-t-tv I am sure of the two t's. Pve kind of stuck on the ma Lncle Hiram is way op in spelling, and I'd hate awfully to be wrong." I can't find any such word, and 1 don't believe it s in the dictionary." "Look under the k'a. You'll find it among the K-a-l's." Mrs, Jones looked and hunted, then the said, triumphantly: "I told you so. There isn t uco a word here. Take some other word that means the same thing," "But I can't think of one." ": "I ' can.. How would ., catastrophe dor ' "But this isn't anything about cats; if t concerning sheep. ."I'll look It up. . Is it spelled with a c or k. Jeptha?" ' "Whoever heard of cat being spelled with a k? : Maria, I'm ashamed of your ignorance, I really am. "But kitten is spelled with a k, and it's a little cat Why, Jeptha, here's calamity among the c's." "Give it to me," roared Jeptha. always told you that book was full of mistakes. Hum! it's there, and I s'pose it's the new-fangled way. I've spelled it with a k all my life, and I ain't going to be made over now, sheep or no theep," snd Jie tore L nolo Hiram s let ter into fragments while Maria laughed softly in her sleeve. Detroit Free press. ' - - . . , Shoes to rit. The funny man's wife waa reading an English almanac and he was smok ing and resting hisgigantio Intellect on the back of h" chair. "I notice here," she said, that in the matter' of shoes, temperance people should wear pumps Now what sort of shoes would you say drinking peopl thould wear? The gigantic Intellect began to roll over and exert Itself. "Well." he' said thoughtfully, "I think they should wear tight ones. Detroit Free IVess. Pipert Opinion. Boy Pa, ore despots lmppy? Pa (impatiently) Ak your Truth. nmtitef. C rn r . ' r ( : p!nt of ru;ed tfvi a. 5 . milk, c i 1 1 i - v f 1-1 "i .ti "s butwr V ouirtn K.a 1. KiKi'd sa;:i.K"?i t: oven, in ,m w . .1 v-.--Pour omr it c. c , cream, periwr, tn.l par fV, tint v-if - keer-sOif. Mured era' a n I - lent role for rral.aui Tfcrva.t one U ! (1 'u,.t of tour m milk, two ws!.tMnfu.t ?i. . cupful of SJi-ar, four r graham flour; Iri rise two 1. . .. x three-fourths of a 3 h(.H oven. Eural New orn,-r A IV'.U'i.MtH Comb. us?; - - of the most .fV i wis 1--3 .' a made by it :. . i I r ' one quart of re.l or hue '' ncquart of red r.t- ,vn'.t add one and one-l..f p . rather less than a p:ut of v. a freeze. Far in, I itU and 1 ur Fish Cake. A vi-y D t t be made by removing the 1 ! f --, cold,' boiled eodnh, either f'- 1 talt, and mixing it r.li t . much mashed potato aa yoa -then add lithe .bntu-r i. I beaten egg to makt the v. ! -smooth paste, rwason wi-h f . and if too fresh, a little .i t into cakes about aa Inch thick, with tour and fry in hot i i 1'rairie Farmer. . Boot Beer. TaVe a hand'nl i -H of aaraaparilla, burdock, yU.,w . dandelion, the leaves of winter -!, princess pkie -and sweet fern. r t. them in a porcelain Mti'e, cover v :. cold water and boil; strain into a ! gallon stone jar. Cover the r.ss t . t with told water; boil, mah them 1. ,: t all the juice and strain. Fill up lUe 'r with lukewarm water, sweeten wttst sugar, add one tabU-spoonful of giiuvr aud one dissolved yeast caWa n-i let stand two days. Then pour into stronsf bottles and set in the cellar for a few day when .it will be fit to drink . Housekeeper. , . m Preserved Plums. Weigh the fruit and scald with boiling water to f 1 -1-itate the temoval of the skin. I (. them stand for an hour aftei !"'' t- drain; remove this juii. Put the phi in a kettle with the sugar, which should be in the proportion of pound for pound; place in the kettle In a.l-i na" layers, i Pour the Juice over ! t and bring slowly to a boiU io hen bail ing hqt remove the plums and p'- upon large dishes in the sun. The plums will need tho utmost caro In handling, and a perforated sVUi" er thould Joe used to remove them from the kettle.- Boil the sirup until rl.A and nearly thick enough to jelly, add the plums and boil ten minutes, strain remove them to platters to cool and harden, keep the sirup hot fill the ja rs with tho cooled fruit then pour in the sirup, cover to keep in the heat, snd when cold tie Up aa desired. N. Y. Ob server, , 1 LIFE-SAVINO AT SEA. Apparatus Uasd by Ml.ilon. and Crows la Koaisnd and tha United States. Recently there died in the state of New York an old man who had w.l won the gratitude of his fellows. Ha was Joseph Francis, the first person who made a life-boat in America. Ha was ninety-three years old; be was born before the advent of the nine teenth century, and it was not until ha had reached the age ot ninety that he received the honor of a gold medal from congress, acknowledging and commemorating his services in i tlie Uvea of hi fellow-men. This was the more remarkable from the fact that Francis was but a small boy when he did hie work as a llXo bont maker. When he wat eleven v . old he built a small boat with cork la the bow and stern; and this boat is said, very likely with truth, to have been the first life-boat built in Ameri. a. Joseph Francis has been called ft inventor of the life-boat bnt he had no claim to the title. Before his birth life boats, made after the design of Lionel Lukln, patented in England in lv. and fully described in a pamphlet of about that date, had been launched in England. These early life-boats were made on the principle still in use, of extra buoyancy obtained by means of water-tight air cases in the sides and ends.' : '" " ' The English Inventor . had the sa me apathy to contend with in bringing about the adoption of his boat Unit ths American. Francis found. ' Though a considerable number of life-bonta 1ml been built in England by the yt-ar 1803, public interest in them Whs n"t aroused until 1823, when the Km al Life-boat Institution was formed an t boats were built The ane of the invention has devel oped, until now this famous lr,:tt;' -i keeps nearly three hundred hojitu man ned on the British coasts, and pv yours wove direr"- sc-rcn.! I I... I lives from wrecks, besides ssvinrr f". nually twenty or thirty ships wisfi crews Would become hope We r - hausted but for the opport tin i' i ' e - cape afforded by thet life boat. Joseph Francis was c. it, i for bis corrugated irin watc ht 1 -earthen for his life-boat. Wih t invention he achieved a p - t s in 150, when the british s p At i went ashore on the coast of vrw ,1 with two hundred peopte on hwr-i, Francis' life-car made forty t , fit vessel, and with one except on In . off all on board. Comparatively few life-b -a I by the life-saving stations in tlie! i.,i i States. On our shores, w hi h f t t most part are low, good urf-W1s r more easily launched and ban i i, serve the, purpose even better m ' cases thn the more bun; "it 1 ' would da Youth's Comtwnton. irftose. KbkI"- Editor What do you i iush an expression as "A tery." la ,n iiti r-V h i - ? , ' r "s i .1 i,r i- - peorsre 'd make that team now.