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—OP THE— PROHIBITION UNION OP MISSISSIPPI. CLINTON, MISS. February 17, 1885. Saturday, Entered at the Pott-nffice at Clinton, Mi*»., a* Second-clou Matter. BUSINESS MENTION. All communications intended for publi cation, should be sent in Thursday morn ing, and should be written on only one side r. Everything intended for publica tion should be written on separate pieces of paper from the business communications. The columns •! the Sword and Shield will be open to a limited number of reliable advertisers at reasonable rates, but frauds will not be advertised *at any price, however, one does creep in, it will be promptly exposed when found out Address all communications to SWORD AND SHIELD, Clinton, Miss. of if, NOTES. On account of heavy snow storms in the north, many railroads have had to stop running trains. The only one-cent-a-mile train to the World's Exposition started from Charleston on the 10th. The Cotton Convention met in the Music Hall of the Main Building, at the Exposition on last Tuesday. A grand reception was tendered Hon. Thos. A. Hendricks, Vice President elect, on his arrival in New Orleans Saturday last. ^ ^ From the last few days proceed ings in Congress one would natural ly conclude that some of the mem bers would prefer a little more noto riety. "Economy, Pa., has had no saloon or liquor sold during the past fitteen and all that time there has not years, been a single arrest for any cause. Verily, prohibition prohibits crime." -Ex. The whisky saloons of St. Louis take in $30,000 a day. That is a good deal of money to pay out to sup port a gang of able-bodied men who prefer mixing liquors and rinsing glasses to honest labor.—Nashville Christain Advocate. The stillness of the tongue of our wise President, elect, Grover Cleave - - land is causing the whole world to We believe the distin wonder. guished gentleman intends to fill his new position independent of all things. Prospects are favorable for anoth appropriation to the World s Exposition from Congress, and, as the Government has invited co-ope ration of Foreign exhibits, it should to it that the Exposition is a grand success. The prospective extension of the Natchez, Jackson & Columbus R. R. through Meridian seems to shake up that wideawake little city of the Eaat. It is thought that a great deal of Meridian trade will be cut off by the extension of this railroad thruogh Leake, Neshoba, Kemper and Winston counties. Macon wants it and is sadly in need of it. The London World informs the world at large that port wine is good for gout. That is an old truth ; port wine has almost disappeared from the dinner tables of the prudent for that very reason. It is good for gout—producing it with precision and promptitude—but it is corres pondingly bad for the man.— N. Y. Commercial Advertiser. er sea In Jasper county, Misa., a young left Heidelberg, in company man with his brother ; they were running their horses, and he struck his head against a tree—he lived five hours. The doctors say, if he had not been under the influence of liquor he would have died in a few minutes. He had two bottles of whisky on his person, bought at a gallon house in Heidelberg. The young man is of good family and he was an affection ate son. The late Thomas H. Benton, who so long in public life, and rounded by temptations, paid the following tribute to his mother "When I was seven years old, my raottier asked me not to drink, and I then made a resolution of total ab stinence, and that 1 have adhered to it through all the time I owe to my mother." Are not this mother and worthy of imitation? Such a policy is the hope of the nation. sur was son 1 have for years been a Prohibi tionist, but since hearing Luther Benson, I am strengthened in my position. He touched and tendered heart. I will no more ii my yery scorn the poor drunkard, but I will help to save him from temptation. I am glad I heard Benson ; he has made me a better man. Smith, Wesson. We have heard dozens of men and women say as mueh. L. D. 5? The editor of the New York Sun In referring to Bings a new >ong. President Cleveland, he has this to It remains to be determined say : what was accomplished in the elec tion of Mr. Cleveland; and, cultivate the spirit of hope rather than of anxiety to see how it will turn out. We trust that we were we mistaken in our former fears, as we certainly were mistaken in the that Mr. Cleveland could opinion not be elected, and if he should make a wise, reformatory, and truly Democratic administration, we shall witness the fact with joy, and shall give him such support as may be . Mr. Cleveland in our power, was elected without the support of the Sun, and we would judge that its rays would give no light on the subject of reformation, etc. A Scotch boy, having injured his leg severely, was turned over to a local practitioner. The cure pro gressed slowly, and the mother, who had become very anxious, con cluded to consult a "bone setter" living some miles away. The latter worked hard over the leg, and at last "got the bone in" to the music of the boy's lusty screams, the setter do it well ?" asked the cheerful old lady as the pair hied homeward, said the lad, "but I was na sic a fool as to gie him the sair leg.''—Ex. We see the same wisdom (?) mani fested by the political parties of to day. The liquor traffic is the leg" they are unwilling to submit to the people at large. In our opinion, the time is surely and swiftly com ing when this "sair leg" of the body politic will be amputated. Didn't Yes, he did, mother,' sair "If Benson didn't get pay for it, he would not come here to lecture against whisky."—Saloon Keeper. No, nor would you sell whisky if you didn't get pay for it. Sane people don't expect, nor do they want Luther Benson, or any other man, to leave home and wage war on the citadels of the devil ill over this country and have the devil's agents, such mi yourself, pour^heirjslime on him, for nothing. The tte<e is no more in which you can frighten tem perance people from their task of digging graves for your business burial by telling them they will have to pay those who deliver the funeral orations. Yes, sir, the good sense ana logic of Luther Benson and others is going to dynamite your soulless, heartless and reeking busi neas, and the temperance people are going to furnish the silver, gold and greenback» to keep the machines running, till your master—the devil—weeps over the ruins of his last depot in this State, and surren ders his agents to a merciful God, or gives them room at his headquarters. Prohibitionists' and their money righteously spent will Pulverize the liquor traffic. TOO MUCH DIVIDED. Luther Benson very earnestly urges the importance of concert of action in the temperance work, and declares that success will not crown our efforts until we organize and learn to work together. In the Prohibition work, the old adage ia true, "United we stand, divided we fall. Mr Benson declares, since travelling over Mississippi, what we know to ba true, that we have enough strength to utterly demolish the liquor traffic in this common wealth, if Prohibitionists will only organize. Our trouble is, too many men think they, singly; know better how the campaign ought to be con ducted than the combined members and wisdom of the Executive Com mittee, and because the Committee utterly fail to see the wisdom of their ideas, they sulk and won't do anything. The Executive Committee think it is wise and important that, when ever possible, Prohibitionists peti tion against the granting of license within incorporated towns and super visors districts. Every thinking person can see that this character of work serves to agitate the question, close many saloons, and cut off a money power which, if it remains, will be used against Prohibition. A large amount of the money used, yearly, to defeat Prohibition is con* tributed to the saloon men's fund by men who are in favor of Prohi bition, but who will drink as long as the temptation is kept before them. When it is proposed to file a peti tion against the retail shops—hell raps—here is a man who objecta because he thinks "the best way is j to just make a clear sweep all over the State and nation and close all . ,, t , « , saloons at once. Just like he eats 8we beef or kills rattlesnakes all at once, for instance. He would not kill one wolf that is killing the ing sheep, but wait till he can kill all . , ,, the wolves in the world at once. fif The proposition is to organize a Prohibition club, but another man says, "That will do no good, I am \ ■ c c* if net m favor of temperance orgamza tions no how. Right at the time, he belongs to the Masons, Knights of Honor, Odd Fellows, church, and has been a member of several organ- '*/ . , ... IT . , e „ ized grand juries. He has been, all his life, a member of the Demo cratic or Republican organization, Still, he is unable to see the good of s . . ■ c organization. Such a .nan .an t worth a hill of beans to church or community. Watch him. Yet another, says, "If I join I . " , will have to pay out money to de fray the expenses of the Prohibition movement. I want, as bad as any body, to see Prohibition succeed, . . T , , n • I c but I have a large family of children to support and educate. I just want to see the day when my little ones can walk our streets without being tempted by saloons. God , rr i i. t knows I feel uneasy when 1 think about my little boys! This man is paying out 850 or 8100 per year, on insurance policies, that his wife and little ones may not want, if he , ,, ...... , -r, . should die; this is right enough. But when this man dies and his children gets the insurance money, and spends it in the saloon, people will say he »topped the »Pigot but left the bung-hole to leak. Would it not be wise to give ten cents per week, fathers, to stop the bung-hole ? tir , _... _ _ W e hat e so many men born in the objective case that it is a source ofgreat trouble and confus ion. The men we have mentioned belong to the objective ease tribe, _. . They never suggest anything practr cable, they prate about being in fa vor ot "Constitutional State and Na tional Prohibition," when the thinking leaders of the temperance ® . ,.-ii reform have unanimously decided that local option by counties is the very best policy, and those who have accepted the wisdom of the Ex n ecutive Committee are the onlj per sons doing anything for temperance. Organize and Pulverize the liquor business,. I RE 99 " A CALUMNY REFUTED, VIEWED. In the issue of the Southern Bap tist, February 5, 1885, T. C. Teas dale, D. D., one of the editors of said paper, has an article, headed, "A Calumny Refuted " I am opposed to newspaper con troversies, especially so when one of the parties has a paper, and the other not; but in this instance, where the cause of prohibition, tem perance, Christ and the good name of the zealous, self-sacrificing Chris tian women of Columbus, with all other local option prohibitionists are at stake, I can not refrain from no ticing this piece. That justice may be done the doctor, I will copy his entire piece : In the iasne of the Sword and Shipld, published in Clinton, Mis sissippi, of the 24th January last, I find a paragraph which is calcula ted to do me great injustice and seri ously to affect the interests of the Southern Baptist. So far as I am concerned myself, 1 should totally disregard the calumny; for I've been before the public so long, and my character is so well established all the country that no such defa mation could injure me. But when it seems to be the obvious design of the writer to injure the Southern Bap tist, I cannot, as I should otherwise do, treat the defamation with silent contempt. The writer with most studied design, as it seems to me, leeks to injure our paper by taking special pains to say, that I am "an associate editor ot a religous jour nal." Ah, "there's the rub I am "an associate editor ofa religious journal"—that is, of the Southern Baptist. I defy his slanderous shaf ts to myself, but he shall not, with consent, stab the Southern Bap "The head and front of my of over as my tist. _ . fending was this, nothing more, — that I ventured to differ with certain zealots in the Temperance cause, in relation to some of their measures, which I deemed injurious to that which I love so well. Allow me then, kind readers, to make a brief statement of facts, and then I will leave you to judge for yourselves whether 1 deserved tüe assault made upon me by the Sword and Shield, and what the design in making it cause was. In the first place, let me say, that I have been a Zealous advocate of the cause of Temperance for the last 56 years—that is, during my whole public life. Before the mother of my assailant was probably bornj I was engaged m earnestly advocating the cause ot Temperance by public lectures, and private admonition and church action. I waaan earnest advocate of the Washingtonian Tem perance movement, which originated with Hawkins in a dramshop in Baltimore, somewhere years 1835, and 1840, and which 8we p t hk e fi re m stubble over the length and breadth of the land. J have been instrumental in .reclaim ing many drunkards, and l am to day as warm an advocate perance cause as ever betöre in my fif e . l am considered by some per haps, an extremest on the Temper ance movement, 1 go strongly tor State and National Prohibition and if I could have my way, I would ban igh a „ illtoxicatlli( ^ ors f rom the fg,ce of the earth. The reason which I assigned for not signing the petition presented was, that it did '*/ )t f°,/ ar enrt "^. 1 . to * ^ that it they would bring a petition for gtate an(1 Nationa i Prohibition, I would cheerfully sign all such peti tions as many times as they might de s j re - ^t a,s I candidly belieied then, and still fully believe, that the meas Ves which they proposed would be a serious injury to the cause of Temperance in this community, I could not conscientiously give those measures my sanction. Instead ot lessening th " 8a f e of ardent spirits in the city, I Candidly believed that their measures, if adopted, would greatly augment evil which they sought to remove. I-did not know, >t ^ how the , eading mcn of our city fe j t on t hi 8 subject, but I have since learned that a large num berofsome of our most intelligent and reputable citizens take the same vie w of the subject as that which i ejltertain t0 t j ie fli n g a t one of my sons in the Sword and Shibli», I will simply say, that I have three sons in business in this city, two of them are active members ot the Baptist (^urch— on e the superintendent of Sunday-school and organist for the Church; the other a teacher of an an adult Bible class connected with g ret gay ^ no t a member ot any Church. He is 48 years ot age, and is one of the best druggists ; and has the nicest drug store in the South. How I am to be responsible f 0r an ,j m y motives should be impugned on account of his bus incss by my young assailant, I can not divine I trust the readers of the Southern Baptist will not tail to see the design </ my ca i U mniator in this assa ult, and that they will not suffer themselves to be alienated from our paper—"a consummation most de voutly to be trishtd for ' probably, by my calumniator. Let us standby our colors and protect our paper, and t j ie holy cause of Temperance, against misguided zealots, in the one case, and the designing foe of the Southern Baptist in the other, P TB os. C. Teasdale. 1 was in hopes that Dr. Teasdale would apologize am! ask God to forgive him ; but instead of doing that, he has his feelings spread out all around him, so that his actions could not be criticized without get-' ting on the Southern Baptist, and he endeavors to impugn the editor ot. the Sword and Shield, and preju dice ihe minds of his readers against that paper. Because he is \n old man, a min ister, well ami favorably known, an editor of a religious paper, is no reason why his actions should not be criticised by the organ of the Prohi bition party of the State. It mikes his responsibility the greater doctor had as well understand that in this contest between the liquor traffic and the home, that a man's previous record, with his moral suasion, will not shield him. Those "zealots" in the temperance cause, are a band of noble Christian women ; members of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Co lumbus, Miss. Their measures in closing those gate-ways to hell in Columbus Here the same as provid ed by the statute of our State, and the only way it eoufiî be done, viz : by a petition to the mayor and aider men. The doctor's statements of facts are very damaging to his case, and the judgment of all unbiassed minds will condemn his actions, saloon keepers all contend that they are earnestly advocating the cause of temperance vrhen they have licensed saloons where men can drink behind a screen. The Prohibitionists have advanced beyond the Washingtonian Temper ance movement, and learned that moral suasion is good for the drink but legal suasion for the seller. They have learned that they can never stop the supply of drunkards, while the licensed saloon is left to tempt the drunkard, and manufac ture our boys into drunkards ; hence are now as much oi an extremist the doctor, and we are working to final legislation, amendment to our State and the United States. The doctor gives as the reason for not signing the petition presented, was, "that it did not go far enough for him. more territory than a whisky ven dor ; they will tell you, "if you will prevent it being sold, manufactured imported into the United Stages, I will be with you. lieve the Dr. Teasdale is so ignorant The The er, we as constitutional The doctor requires no or I will not be as to believe that any petition from the corporation of Columbus could get either State or National Prohi bition, cois°quently he could put these ladies oft' with that excuse, and not work against the pecuniary In tcrest of his unconverted son. He then says he candidly believed then, and still fully believes that the measures which they proposed would be a serious injury to the cause of Temperance in Columbus, withholding of license to Nathan & Oppenheim to manufacture drunk ards in Columbus. Could the whisky ring have a stronger advocate ? If the whisky men believed that prohibition great ly augmented the evil, they would hail tried to bribe the colored "i. e. never preachers to help them defeat the ef forts ot those noble women, blessed of God. Because a large number of, some of intelligent and reputable citizens take the same view, is that any excuse for m old. old doctor of divinity, that has been fifty six years in the temperance cause, mak ing public lectures, should look at this great evil from a monied stand point; that he should not realize the responsibility resting upon him, while he admits in the same paper that the whisky ring only lacked two names to defeat the petitioner and if the doctor ha l signed, his influence would certainly have secured one more name, so the drink curse would have l ecu driven from Columbus. The doctor must not try to dodge the issue by a reference to his great age, and appeal to the sympathies of the friends of the Southern Baptist. I am sorry that the doctor should justify his action in his refusal to take his stand on the side of God and home and native land. W. 11. Patton. Hon. Joel I*. Walker. I see you are endorsing Hon. Joel P. Walker for Governor, learn that his name appears on whisky petitions ; how is it, Mr. Walker? Please answer through the Sword and Shield. We Prohibitionist. Columbus, Miss. After Luther Benson lectured in Columbus, some drinking men re quested the ladies to carry around a petiti* n to close the saloons, remove the temptations. It was like the cr\ from Macedonia, "Come over and help us. ' At a me ring of the W C. T. U., they derided tW such an appeal could not be rejected; so they started with the petitions. After they were under good headway, the Cotton Exchange held a meeting and called on the people to not sign, sta ting that it would injure the business interests of the city. In other words, unless we have whisky here to dethrone reason in these farmers an 1 make them trade freely, we can't make money, and ii we don't have whisky here, so their sons can be manufactured nto inebriates, they will carry their cotton to another market. * A worse stigma was never cast upon the country peuple, and they should boycot C* dumb us. When the dealer and toper shall stand before the judgment bar to hear their sentence, "Depart, ye cursed, to an endless hell," can the members ot the Columbus Cotton Exchange go free ? Lui her Benson. Agreeable to appointment, Lusher Benson, the noted Indiana temper ance advocate, lectured here Tues day night and again last night —both times to crowded and delighted houses. B nson is a wonder. His speech pours like a torrent and sparkles from beginning to end with eloquence, logic, wit and the tenderest and loftiest of soul elevating pathos. His own expe drunkard has been of the rienee as a extremest and most horrible charac ter, and his denunciation of the liquor traffic and his feeling for the fallen emphasized accordingly. The sympathy of the man is God-like, and no one who does not possess a heart of stone can listen to his phi - losophy of kindness without having all of the better impulses of his na ture stirred within him. In this short notice we cannot un dertake to review or even mention the many unanswerable arguments made by Mr. Benson why whisky should go. To save the eouitr from the countless evils growing out of the traffic, he is for legal prohibi tion first, and then total abstinence in the home and social circle. We are glad Benson came, and we believe every man, woman and child who heard him is glad and feels the better frr his coming.— Brook haven Leader. No more touching compliment could be paid than that of the child who had overheard a conversation at the table on the qualities of a wife. Ci s he stooped over to kiss his mother, he remarked, "Mamma, when 1 get big I'm going to marry a lady just 'xaetly like yoq. --- A little boy, whose parents are always moving from one house to another, was asked recently by the Sunday-school teacher, "Why did the Israelites move out of Egypt?" and promptly replied, "Because they couldn't pay their rent." ■JP -—H tonfiiting in Wives. It is equally important with teach ing wives business methods to con tide to them a knowledge of the hus band s business affairs. Some men go farther than this, and consult their wives about their business. Women have a quicker, sharper in stinct than men, and reach conclu sions instinctively, that are apt to be right. Hence, men who consult with their wives, often count them selves fortunate, when they have taken their advice. But where this is not done, it is always wise to keep the wife informed as to her husband's business. There are many reasons for this. 1. It enables her to know how to regulate family expenses. Many meu have been utterly ruined be cause o the mistakeu impression of their wives as to their business. The supposition was encouraged that the husband was prosperous and could afford a certain range of outlay, and the wife felt entirely justified in making it. In point of fact, he was not ai le to aflord it, and weakly con cealed the real tacts iroiu the wife. Thus, she innocently contributed to his dowufa l, when, had she known the truth, she would have aided him to curtail expense, and so suc ceed in business. It is rarely the case that women are recklessly ex travagant. Ou the contrary, they are apt to be conservative and saving where that is needed. 2, The wife is deeply concerned in the sucçess of her husband. Her Happiness and welfare depend upon it. In such a case she evidently can co-operate, if she intelligently un derstands his situation. Men de pend very largely for their success in life on the home influence. It cheers and sustains in the hard struggle with difficulty, or it de presses and discourages. And when ihe wife knows nothing, but only sees anxiety and care, without know ing the reason, she is apt to partake of the anxiety, without knowing just how to relieve it. Home is where the struggling business man must get his inspiration arid cour And the wife can only intelli age. gently impart it when she knows just what the demand is. 3. The uncertainty at life and the liability to accident are special reas ons why the wife should know of the husband's affairs. It may be that slie will be compelled to sud denly care for herself, and out of his property or business, find an income It she knows nothing, this is nearly impossible, she is prepared for emergencies. Thus there are many and cogent reasons why toe wife should be a confidante in her husband's busi It seems, indeed, strange that With such knowledge, ness. there sho ild be occasion to reier to this subject. By marriage the two in all the essentials of inter Their relations are close and sacred, and their interests are iden tical. But it is, nevertheless, true that men in mere thoughtlessness, fail to confide to their wives a knowledge of their business. impression that they are one est The reasou is an either care little or have no apti tude for busiuess. But this either is not the case or should not be. If they do not know, teach them, and way of doing this is to inform them of your business. By so doing they are being prepared for emer gencies that none can foresee, and for which it may be important to have them prepared.—Philadelphia Call. one 99 Avenge Me of Mine Advers. ry. This was the earnest plea of a wid ow to an unjust judge, her case, not through the good-will or sense of justice, but through the mean motive of riddance. And this is now the plea of widows, wives and mothers to those in authority, from all parts of our country, and contin lly ascending day and night to the throne ofGod. The plea, compelled by love, and misery, and wrong, is for righteous retribution against the rumsellers, who are ruining their and husbands, making orphans of their children, driving them from their homes to abodes ot poverty, or For shelter to asylums, with disgrace and misery attending, till the grave receives them. The great enemy of woman is the ruinseller. There is no pity in his heart toward her. He would sooner make her, also, a victim, than offer Pale faces affect not his Outstretched, trembling She gained ua sons her relief, heart. hands touch not his deadened sensi bilities. There is no place in his bosom for helpless infancy. Prayers avail nothing. The victims of his in flicted curse, dragged from his den to suffer in prison, awake no pity, only regret at the loss of their custom. He smothers his manhood, and re tires to his vile privacy a beast to watch for new victims to fill their places. He rubs out the àcore of loss with an oath, and with renewed stimulus quickens his torpid brain for sharper practice. There is no help for women in that quarter. As well might you ask the tiger to de liver his prey. Where, then, shall women find re dress? Her right and privilege is to ask it of judges professing to be just; of legislators professing to fear God and humanely regardful of man. To them, as the guardians of the inno cent, defenseless, the sworn officers of justice, she has the right, before the law and before heaven, to say, "Avenge me of mine adversary." He has taken from her all she holds dear—her home, her husband, her . He has levied on her goods and cast her into the street. He has son swept the last ember of comfort from her hearth, and converted her once happy home into a cheerless, lonely abjde of poverty and woe. Will not judge and legislator redress her wrongs? Let us not forget the Judge above holds us accountable to H.m. He is the widow's God, He is the Father of the latherless; and if we refuse justice to these, who are by promise His special care, He will take their wrongs into His own hands, and woe to those whom He finds guilty !— S. W. F., in Exchange if jvv r fi s b%, LOCALS. Mud. And more mud. The snow has melted and the streets well nigh impassible. Quite a number of our young friends in Mississippi College and in the town, have gone to the Exposi tion. The Board of Aldermen met on Wednesday night last. It is to be hoped they will look to the repairing of some of our street crossings and bridges. We are sorry to hear that Mr. John M. Murphey, the handsome and talented Foreman of the Baptist Record is sick. We hope he may soon be able to show his .smiling phiz at his accustomed place of hold ing forth. Mrs. Kern, we understand, has taken out hotel license and will keep a house for the accommodation of the public. She is in the large brick house, known as Hall. 'Ve wish her a liberal share of public patronage. The second quartei of the College and Institute closed last week. The five months gone by have been well put in, to judge by the number of good reports in the College and the examinations at the Institute. The two schools have entered upon another five months' hard work. We hope they may succeed as in the past. Hillman Misses Maggie Z. Webb and Rena B. Cox have been called to take teachers' chairs in the Central Fe male Institute. Miss Rena is an Alumna of 1883, and Miss Maggie of 1884. We congratulate these young ladies on receiving such situations from so eminent a teacher as Dr. Hillman, and who has such a wide range of acquaintances as he has. Though a great compliment,we think it not undeserved. In our opinion, the young ladies will prove them selves fully competent to fill the po sitions with credit to themselves and their Alma Mater. 8: utiment and Sen«e. • Defer not charities till death. Let not jest intrude upon good manners. The wild oats of youth change in to the briers of manhood. Kindness is the golden chain by which society is held together. A man s own safety is a god that sometimes makes very grim com mands. Poverty is in want of mnch, but avarice demands everything it has not. Ambition thinks no face so beauti ful as that which looks from under a crown. Friendships begin with liking or gratitude—roots that can be pulled up. The mother love begins d< down. Better a wrong will than a waver ing; better a steadfast enemy than an uncertain friend. For the chief source of eeper peace we look higher—far above the tree tops, the mountains and the bright sailiug clouds—far above earth—even heav en. The truly beautiful and good are those who pursue the paths of virtue and justice for the mere love of these attribute», and not because of the merit that attaches to such • a lile, or expecting to reap favors and re wards therefrom.—Exchange. Unfair Criticism.— "Oh, yes," said a fair critic, with that vivacity of speech and manner in which the "gentler" sex indulge when picking a friend to pieces, "oh, yes! Henry would be very presentable if nature had't turned up so much of his legs to make his feet." An honest man's word is as good as his bond," is a true So is a rogue's in nine cases out of ten. U inaxim. Alice;" said one girl to another, "I am so glad that I have no beau, now," "Why Liz?' "Cause I can eat as many onions as I please." ii A Melancholy Response.— ''What would you do if mamma should die ? " asked a lady—with whom we have the honor of an inti mate acquaintance—of a little three year-old girl, that we wouldn't take a hundred dollars for. "Well, ma'am," was the melancholy re sponse,"! s' pose I should have to whip myself.