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Donkey engines rattling bales of goods
from quays aboard ships, or vice ivrm; bar
rels, boxes, hampers, all flying in the air
and alighting safely in their places amidst
a Babel of tongues and a great smell of tar.
That was the port of Leith.
The bantam-like Mermaid nestled at its
moorings, but panting and puffing as proud
ly as its neighbors, trying to make itself ap
pear as big as possible, and continually as
serting its claim to equal consideration with
any of the huge rivals which lay to right
and left of it. The bantam was noted
amongst the people of the port for its neat
ness and sea-worthiness, and for the push
ing character of its commander. Goods put
on board the Mermaid were considered as
safe as if they had been placed in.the hands
of the persons to whom they were consign
ed. Thus the credit of Duncan Murray
stood high, ami lie valued it more than his
life—truly more than his life, for it was no
mere phrase witli him, it was a fact. He
valued that credit more than his life,
more even than his daughter's life, and that
meant everything human lie cared about;
it ine'uded the Mermaid. It had come to
be a saying, "as safe as thong i it was with
Duncan Murray," and that was as much to
him as if lie had been made |/ord lwgh Ad
miral of the Fleet.
The fact was remarkable that in the
whole course of his trading he had never
lost the smallest package intrusted to his
care ; and as years went on the pride of this
fact grew in its proportions in his breast un
til it seemed as if one failure would ihave
killed him.
Annie, with hers lilor'shat a
kd pea-jacket
on, stood on the hurricane deekoverlooking
the bustle oil hoard and on tiie quays. Her
father was moving about everywhere; now
se >Id lig, now encan; aging, now lending a
hand to move some pile.
At length everything was on hoard, and
'■".ily two people were waiting to complete
the equipnv'iir of the Mermaid t or her trip.
"Where is Mr. Ross?" asked Annie, after
long consideration with he,-self.
"He'll join us on the road; he asked me
to let him go out last night and I said,
if he wou'd meet us in time. Nae fear o'
She had no need to ask where was Mr.
Cargill, for a cab drove a'ong the wharves
as far as it could, and that gentleman ap
pelm d in a faultlessly fash'enable vulgar
check tweed tourist sait. He had only a
small hand-bag to carry, for his portman
teau had been nut on hoard the previous
His figure was grotesque; imagine a stout
man six feet in lui;ht, with heavy jaws and
sleepy eyes, dressed like a lad of fifteen!
This was Mr. C r i l. who had an unbound
ed faith in the elegance of his figure and the
skill of his tailor.
Annie laughed at the sight of him, and
the captain felt dispose l to hid him "put
some ciaes on" as quick as lie could. But
recognising in all this tiie height of aristo
cratic fashion, he held his tongue and mar
velled. Captain Duncan would have been
a great toady if opportunity had offered;
for lie hail a vast reverence for the "nobeeli
ty," and deep respect for anything which
even remotely represented it. So, with all
his absurd airs, "Jeems" Cargill impressed
the old man as being something out of the
common—just as p »or old Bell Cargill was
impressed, and consequently permitted her
money to flow at his command.
He saluted his hosts, but they were t»»q.
Tiiiuffi occupied fo givehim particular atten
tion, and lie had grace enough to rec »gnize
that fact. He amdiel himself to the ar
rangement of his berth, fitting up in it all
the newest contrivances f »r s curing com
fort at sea. Having d ine this he went on
The boat was just casting off. He looked
around; Captain Dune in was doing every
thing and Boh Ross was not there!
"Are you going to do withon your pilot?"
lie said to tli ■ skipp t as lie approached
"1 hae nae time to sp xik to o n body the
lioo," was tli » sham ivspo :s % as Captain
Duncan hurried to his p ,st on the luirrivane
Cargill quietly followed him. because
Annie was there.
"We shall have a pleasant day," lie said,
with as much warmth as if ,h *re had been
something very pariicii'ur in the remark.
it looks pleasant cnouuli at present,"
she answered, smiling at the weather pro
phet; "but it is a west wind, and those
clouds yonder may bring us such rain as
will spoil tiie nicest clothes."
He observed the smile and was uncon
scious of the playful allusion to his gor
geous raiment.
"All, you are weatlu r-wise. Miss Murray,
and I ought not to have dared to say a word
on the subject. 1 ought to have asked you
to te'.l me how it was to b;*. But we may be
happy in tiie most unpleasant weather when
we are with those we like b.'st in the
"What is the day to be, father?" she said,
turning her head away impervious to this
very broad compliment.
"You'll na be fa died wi' heavy seas, ony
way," answered the c ipta»n, busy minding
his own business and unconscious of what
was going on. Cargill did feel that slight
movement of her head ami inattention to
his words; for like all small natures lie was
content so long as attention was paid to
him, but spiteful always, and wrathful
sometimes, when he was treated with the
slightest neglect.
"However, she will come round," was his
thought, and the opportunity to Dring her
round was his now. Tiie father was in his
favor, and that bugbear. Bob Ross, was not
on hoard. He congratulated himself most
cordially on that circumstance. He did not
care by what lucky accident it had been
brought about. There was the fact, and
that was enough for him. It was something
more than that the absence of Ross left him
free to woo Annie; there had been cer
tain wild thoughts in his head which
made him specially glad that the man was
Tiien he had a particular piece of gratifi
cation. Annie went down to the deck and
he accompanied her. They walked up and
down, and she listened to his empty chatter
about the grand sights and grand people of
London and Paris. He tried to make her
understand what delights lay before the wo
man who should be taken to these places
by a man who loved lier and "knew his way
She said little in reply, but site listened,
and he felt assured that lie was making
rapid progress in lier good graces. She halt
ed occasionally and looked out to sea or to
wards the shore scanning the waters witli
eager eyes; he did not observe their expres
sion, and did not guess what she was look
ing for. And at such times she would say
"yes" or "no" "that's fine," in a low voice
which filled him with the joy of triumph.
But in the midst of ins triumph, tiie Mer
maid suddenly slackened speed, and then
the engine sti pped altogether. Annie stood
still, looking across the water at a smack
which was sailing towards them.
"Is there anything the matter?'' inquired
Cargill in surprise.
"Oh, no, nothing the matter; only there's
Mr. Ross coming."
Cargill looked as if the shadow of the
blackest cloud which followed them had
fallen on his face.
Then there came a shout from the distance
of 44 Mermaid ahoy!" And presently the
boat glided up beside the steamer. A little
figure cl imbed up her side and Bob Ross
I stood on the deck.
buoyant in
A wave ol hi- hand to
his comrades below to signify "all right,"
the little boat dropped ast T», and the mid
dles of the iifirimihl moved
. ^ . again. Then
lie turned to shake hands with Annie, hut
did not stay to sp nik more than a few words
of greeting to lier. He hastened to the
There was such a change in the
of the girl !
quiet a nature that it was only
to the eyes of j mlousy,
gillmg it I e.. j aiotisy made li in keen of
vision. Fi ' intlie impassive listener to his
rliodqmonfade, eonrteous hens' he was
her father's guest, she hi e t ne
mood and bright in f c *. an-w.-riug him
briskly on every sul jee; lie mooted, giving
him wi h singular cordiality more than all
the information lie desired as to the
agement of the vessel and the various
of the coast which they pis-ed. For as it
Was a clear day they w n e enabl d to hug the
coast line, and even tin* in u . s c add lie dis
tinguished with the naked eye. so far.
"But suppose now if the man at the wheel
happened fora little while to neglect his
duty ami von were pass'ng t roe :y shore,
what would he tin* eo s
m inner
And yet it was a «di tage of so
!» rccptible
Dull I f wit a- Car
q iciiee?" he in
quired, as one anxious for reform itioii.
"Well, if the wi ul blew laiulwanl we
should come to grief." sin* replied, smiling.
"But you need not he afraid of that w ith my
father and Mr. Ross on board."
"Dli, 1 am not afr^d," lie said pompous
ly; "but 1 wanted inr.»i'.uii;ioft in the
agement of a boat, as I think of buying a
yacht, and your father is to arrange the mat
ter for me if I should d, ci le up m it. But
that will depend upon somebody else."
A lid he looked at hei\ in'an in g that she
should understand who the sum -body was.
She did not choose to understand, but an
swered as if she were interested in the pro
ject. >•
"It would he a fine enjoyment for you to
go sailing about wherever you liked; but I
hope you would not think of managing the
boat yourself at first."
"Certainly not; hut the somebody is quite
able to do it—only of course she would not
he required to do it. She would, however,
control our skipper, whoever he might he,
and see that he p ayed no larks with us. As,
for instance, keeping us in port for his own
purposes when we wanted to go out by pre
tending that the wind was dead against us;
or there was a storm coming—and so on.
She would know all about it and set him
Still she would not understand.
"It is not usual for any one to interfere
with the skipper," she said, without tiie
sliglitv-.-t alteration of tone or manner; "and
no man that ken'd his trade would allowit"
"But supposing you were to see a man
making a dangerous mistake—lie might
know his tra»le hut he drunk jierhaps —you
would not stand by and permit it to con
tinue at the risk of the lives of. all on
"Ay, hut the man that got drunk when at
his work would not ken his trade," she an
swered, in a tone of contempt for such an
individual as had been problematically sug
gested to lier.
The answer and the manner in which it
was given apparently afforded Cargill much
satisfaction, for lie did not at that moment
further attempt to impress upon her that
the yacht he spoke of w r as to lie bought for
lier if Ids suit prospered.
She was too happy to he annoyed by his
attentions; and he was not mistaken as to
the immediate source of lier good-nature.
He saw her speaking frequently to Ross,
and although he could not hear them, he
could easily guess the purport of their con
versation, and he was several times success
ful in interrupting them. He noted with
what glee she waited upon him at meals, on
which occasions they were generally alone
together in the cabin, for, of course, when
Ross was below. Captain Dune in was on
Due *' standing l.y the open sky-light lie
heard this part of their conversation.
"You mind, Annie, that when this trip is
over I'm to sneakio votir father."
"Oh, y«*s, I mind; ami I fail give you good
news. From something he said to me. 1
think he'll maybe na he niiielt against it."
Cargiil waikeil away uitli teet'i hard set
ami frowning brew.
* uwtki: VIII.
K<»( Ks AIIKAI*.
But from that
quite friendly—not tKitronisiug—iit ta. king
to It in. and he pra.s •<! him in the eabin. S >
eiev riy did lie manage this that Boss said
to himself. "Well, he i> not so spiteful as I
thought lie was;" ami Annie's eyes bright
ened w hil>t she s till to herself, "Well, there
is soin ■ gi o 1 in him after all. I never
though! he could say a kind «wort about
F r although she spokeof Mr. Boss,
that per.aiii was in iter thoughts plain B »h.
in fact they were all getting on in such a
pleasant way that Captain Durc.ui began to
think that irgill had succeeded in w inning
the lass; and he said to his da gli er when
they were alone together -
"So, you're to tak' a man after a'?"
moment U irgili's
towards B ss «1 ered stran;
Bob. •
"I'm na wantin' a man," she said very
decisively, !;r,yv, in ; to w!:r»;u h r fattier
"Ay, ay," was t'ao j xraiarobservation,"ye
say that, but 1 never ken'd a lass that didna
j want a man rniesa she had one already.
Annie turned a va;- her head, making no
reply. But she was thinking nine!». What
was sha to do if her* father insistad on this
marriage with Caret! ? He hr,d said that he
would not insist; bat she knew hor/ obsti
nate lie was once ho had got r.n idea fixed
in his head. Kind he was, and fond of her
as a father could be of a daughter; but in
his anxiety to see her "a grand leddy," r.s
he called it, the conviction might be borne
in upon him that he was proving his aifca
tion most by forcing her to do what lie
judged bast for her future.
Had Annie seen the cmiou? grin on her
father's ruddy face as he made his litt'.e
joke, perhaps sho would not have been so
uneasy. She had not roon it, but remem
bered what she had told him—that sho would
take no man without his good-will anl
would not take one against Iter own. She
would hold to that.
She went towards Ross, who wr.s at the
wheel. Ho smiled as sho approached, but
there was no answering smile on her faca.
She passed him without a word and stood
with her hack towards linn gazing at the
long track the little steamer had made.
Ross, grasping his wheel firmly, glanced
round in surprise; hut it was only for an in
slant, for he had to turn his face quieklj to
tiie course before him. He could speak,
however, although lie could not look, for
the coast of huge rocks is one of tiie most
dangerous known to mariners. The Mer
maid was a very slow vessel, although a
sure one, and to save time, tiie weather be
ing fine, they were hug ring the shore, and
constant watchfulness was requisite on the
part of the pilot.
"Is there anything wrong?" he asked
S':ie answered, also without changing Iter

"I am feared there is something wrong.
"Can you tell me what it is—can I help
you in it?"
She stood silent fora while, the wind
whistling around them and the engines pant
ing as the Mermaid toiled lier way along.
At length, Annie—
"Do you mind that day we were at the

"1 shall never f«rg. t it
"Do you mind that when I was saying
there was only one time when I wished 1
niivht leave father, I did not tell you what
that time was?"
"I mind every word you said, for every
word was like gold to me.
"I am going to tell you now.
Ih r voice faltered a little as site spoke,
and he listened witli his heart thumping
against his side. Then came the low sweet
voice uae a wnisper or me wmu—
"It was when I thought of you.
His grasp tightened on the handle of the
wtieel as if to keep himself from forgetting
all sense of duty and turning round to take
her in his arms.
"1 ken'd that, Annie, and that was what
made your words sae dear to me. Nothing
can ever take the joy of that minute from
me—1 hae felt it in my heart ever since,and
it has comforted me whenever I thought of
the possibility that you might be given away
to—somebody else."
* There was again a long silence. The
were full of the glory of their love and cou
not speak. Ann'e was the first to find voice.
"1 doubt my father is against us. He is
taken up with that man, and his grand ways
and his fortune and his promises, and I
doubt he will never hearken to a word from
you. That is what is w rong, and I'm sail -
"But you will never give yourself to him?"
"Never. That is what I came to tell you
—1 shall never take him; but I shall never
take you either without father's will. And
I want to teil you more; that if I am na to
be yours, 1 shall never be anybody else's."
"I am content. I can bide my time, and
it will come. Do not you fear."
She scarcely heard the c nnforting words,
for she had turned quickly and hurried
away, half-ashamed of the confession and
the pledge she had given.
Ross felt as if lie could have steered the
Mermaid against the wildest storm that
ever blew . He w as no mere man now, he
was a giant with all a giant's strength. She
had told him that her thoughts had been
like Ins own long ago. She had pledged
lit r-elf tr him and the future was safe. Now
he knew what he had to do. He had to
satisfy her father and he would do it. There
might be a little delay, hut the time must
come w hen Duncan Murray w ould own that
he was worthy t f his daughter. As for Car
gill,— poor chap'—if li ; had any right feel
ing in him at all ho wou'd suffer badly by
the Iocs. Even if it were only his vanity
which wr.s hurt, he w u\l siffer, So, for
him there was uofiing but kindly pity.
But oh! the 'TpV.nofS'that thrilled
through the man r.~. ho stood at his post,
guiding the little Zfcr::v*kl sr.f«ly to her
Cargili, howe 'er, had r.o intention of be
ing a loser in this game they wore playing,
lie, too, ctflild bide his time, and he felt as
r.n o l tkrt his time was nearer than that of
E -Æ3.
It had liran t.t.~ pur per a to mate fcls pro
posal to Annie Ix fora they reached Peter
head; but î:o had sionscca that the time
wrs rot fitting, and lie did not mean to ask
her to rna ry him until he was pretty sure
that her answer would be ye*. And that
tim 1 ' would he soon.
It was getting dark when the heavily laden
l.tt'tf steaa.er reached the rugged coast of
Buchan, and the ni tot, knowing the dangers
of the Dan Bay
keeping well off, but not so well c ft as one
lees acquainted with the coast would have
dom 1 . So far. this had been the most rapid
passage the slow Mermaid had achieved,
and Boss had good reasons for desiring to
make it a rematkible one in its career.
When they were a bout opposite Slains
Castle, die lights were up, and there was no
one on deck exc jpt Boss and the look-ont.
The captain was below, resting in perfect
confidence of his pilot's skill, and Annie
w as engrg d with some papers in the cabin.
Cargill came on deck, lit a c'gir, and took
a short turn up and down as if surveying
the darkening outlines of the coast. He
spoke a few words to the man on the look
out, then iie wa k-'d slowly aft to Ross, who,
confident of his course in such a calm sea,
and f cling some sorrow for the man whose
disappointment he expected tobe su great,
and who had become so friendly with him
lately, had no obj ction to < xchange a word
with him.
4 C del work this, Ross, and confoundedly
dull, isn't it?" lie said g »od-naturedly.
4 Neither cold n r duil. Mr. Cargill," was
the cheery answer.
"All. you like the work, I suppose, and
that mak sail l lie difference."
C irsriii seated liiitis If o:i a coil of rope as
he -puk '.
'•< if course 1 i ce itor 1 w luldn't heat it."
"1 suppose you ti nt it troublesome enough
at ti ne-? '
"That is to be expected—all woik is troub
lesome at times."
"You seem to lie taking tilings easy,
though, with a I the perils of the deep be
fore you."
"Whiles," answered Ross, laughing.
"Wish I could do that," and a cloud of
smoke went up from the cigar.
"You have never known what it was to
work for your living, add tint's a pity for
my man."
"Ah . . . Do you smoke?"
"Very seldom, and never at work.
"That's a pity lor you ; because I have
some splended cigars here—cost a shilling
"Then 1 should not like to smoke one."
"You would if you knew' what they were.
Well, you won't refuse to have a drink with
me? If you do, I shall think you are keep
ing up old scores against me."
He poured out a dram from his flask as he
spoke and held it up to Boss. The latter
hesitated, but r membering the trouble he
w as to cause this man. he said—
"It is against all rules to drink when on
duty; hut seeing what there has been be
tween us is likely to b.\ I won't refuse to
drink your health."
He drank and Cargill slowly put the metal
cup on the bottom of his flask again.
' Capital stuff that, I can tell you. Got it
myself from a friend in Campbelton."
"Ay, it's strong," said Ross, gasping. "I
wish there iiad been some water with it.
"Would j on like some now? I'll send it
to you."
"Thank you, I'll he obliged to you.
"All right," and Cargill moved off as if to
fulfil his promts''. He threw hise gar oyer
board and disappeared down the cabin stair.
Rut tiie water did not come.
Ross felt his throat parched and some
thing fiery lly up to his head, making his
eyes start as if they were to come out. What
could this he? Surely one glass of wiiisky
could never have such an effect upon him.
It must have been very strong whisky in
deed. What a fool lie had been to touch it!
They were approaching the Dun Buy Rock
and the Bullers, where he should have all
his senses about hint. But no! his senses
were becoming confused, his eyes dim, and
everything danced befon them—a devil's
dance of flashesof fire and black huge rocks.
What was the matter? Could ho not pull
himself togethei? He had only to hold the
wheel as it wr.s and r.Il wrs riglrt. Steady,
now. He re'; his teeth ; ho would master
this demon that had got possession of him.
Ec tried to er.ll out, l:u; his tonguo was
paralj zod. Ilis senses were becoming more
and more confused, his eyes rnoro and more
dazzled. Then a sort of frenzy seemed to
come up n him. Ho would defy thes3 de
mon!*. He would hold on and carry the
vessel safely by tho recks.
Ec fell, still holding to the whee', thus
alte; ing the course of the Mermaid so that
her noso turned suddenly straight to the
Dun Buy Rock.
There was a moment of bewilderment on
the part of the look-out Then he shouted
in terror—
"Save us! what's wrang?— we'll be on the
rocks in five minutes !"
The captain heard the cry and hurried on
deck, followed by his daughter and Cargill.
In an instant the captain's eyes took in
the terrible position. He rushed to the
wheel and saw Rosi lying prostrate.
"Drunk! and curse him!" he almost
screamed as he grasped the wheel, and with
a vigorous effort wrenched it round so that
he turned the Mermaid into safe water
All hands were on deck now, Annie stand
ing apart, pale and bewildered.
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intr. »dilution and world-renowned
r PU'athui was the Uta'h blow to high
prieed machines.
IL ! A h wm te Mrl ( HINES
11 i- is ;t very imp rtant matter, as it is
a "ill k own and lindispu eél tael that
many < f the s.» called lir.-t <■ as- machines
w Ideli are » de ed so ein an now a-dais
h se that have h»
en n—po re< sm » (that is
•ntcii luck ii'i in customers after usej and
r« I>» | iit and pit upon Hi ■ market new.
l ire \\ Lite is the peer of any
tire market.
It is much larger than the family
machines of the Singer. Howe ami
TV eed make.
It cost more to manufacture than
any of the aforesaid machines.
its construction is simple, positive
and durable.
Its workmanship is unsuapassed.
o not buy any other before try
ing the White.
Pricks and Terms Maim; Satisfac
Agent s *\7x7"azited..
\nil IE SE U7.Yf; MACHES E <
Clkaykl Xl>, O.
K. I. ALLEN, Agent.
Winona, Miss.

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I Kaflytouse. A certain cure. Not expensive. Three
months' tr«*a!m,"nt in on»- packag«*. Good for Cold
to the Head, U» aducli». Dizziness, Hay Fever, <tc.
I fifty cents. By all Dnure-res, or bv mail. ,
E. T. IIAZELTINE. Warren. P*.
TT^itn. Gotten
harvest D at hand.
A glorious
i prosperity will
of I'aiuiiit'S
soon prevail.
w n> liaV" been
> for inaio
1 EU'. A.i
I lions i»n s
wai Dntr
ami Dig
l'ia» c>
,a 1 - wi ! Bl'Y Till!
!< matai, w e iia'-e
ti ipatii.g the

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•i d laid man immense sfo< k
IN's i |;l' MEN"l> FROM TEN UK \ I ING
MAKERS, whieli we shall offer <»n mir
easy liis:aihirei»t Tenus. To ae
who wish to buy now,
until later, make
late those
ami Imlil their cotton
* * ' si ' fc < ' 1A L O K F K I > TO IMANO and
Ih-i iti'l the month* of September
I (irtobee, we willeeil Piano?*
d one Imred Hack
rcipi iilmj on!;/
ami I hryun*
llattom Price*,
\tul aUawhuf ihre month*
aiiranee of
finie o// fite bdlhtnee.
out Interest or
Those who wish to buy under this
»»Jan, and find themselves unable to
complete payment after the three
months, wiil be given further tune,
j) V agreeing to pay our regular In
stallment Prices, ..
with our Installment ïerms ot pay
ment. Should they pay one halt the
amount due at three months, or make
large cash payment, an equitable
price for the Instrument will be ar
\n will be treated fairly,
and" charged ju ices in accordance
w ith the time required for purchase.
All purchasers under this Special
Offer are required to sign our usual
form of Lease Contract, and f urnish
references as to their responsibility.
Instruments will be sent on the usu
al fifteen days trial, when references
Southern Music House,
„ , «lid the • ame and address of fiy e °i
' »ou." h. îkIiU'-x-s or friends on a imst» 1 card
5 and gel free f,.r yo'-sself ai d each
of them » specimen copy of
Sketches cf tue old plantation Darkev
"BILL ARP S" Humcxus letters for
; the H.'jno and Hearth Stone.
"BETSY HAMILTON'S" adoantares
told in the "Crack ir" dialect.
marte», M.ttche* »t Trauet,
,,, fuu, .edteHlur**, "The / «» w,"
tue UuHtehwltt, Car r tupondeuce,
S \
t; ' r
A Wddd of Instruction and Entertainment.
The itiigl twt «' *1 Ö.M Woolly.
Twebefag ». . f« .. ..
every montier ,.l lira t-am'ly
" Atlanta G*
A'Mi'ea* "Tun Cons» i'ivnos,
IVexi to Capital State Bank Jackson. Mi**
Fine Watches, £ T^h
Silverware, !
■■ «
Eye Diases,
Reliable Goods can be
Prices as low as
bought. Goods sent on approval
to responsible parties.
Refers to the Editor of this Paper. -*$0*2
m- FOR 1885 , -*t
issued for two vears l»v Dr. W. A. Hurt, under the
This paper was
name of
But tin* time came when a more vigorous and agressive paper was need
Utor of the ARGUS, with his extensive business in other
sold to the present
where the Argus
ed, than the e<
directions, could give.
Company, and the SWORD and SHIELD takes up
Therefore, the paper was
( Yol. III.)
left off.
will contain the liest thoughts of some •!
will he chock full of
Will he issued weekly,
our ablest and most prominent Temperance men ;
good Temperance literature and news, and, in addition, will have five or
six columns of general news
,f the SWORD a sc SHIELD,
In its columns will
Will he the best plank in the platform
but it will advocate all the interests of the people,
he found aitMÉps from professional educators of jLijp ljug&Mt
•s bv practical Mississippi fanners and with
It is tLa dc
Will he filled with articles
lection from it wide range of able Agricultural exchanges,
termination of the Publisher make the department of the paper espec
ially worthy of the perusal of the intelligent formers of the South.
Tire Home
This Department will be filled with choice thoughts from
The publication of one or two short serials is
com m ti
mentions and exchanges,
also contemplated.
The SWORD and SHIELD is prepared to do all kinds of Job Work
from visiting cards to pamphlet work.
Write and get our terms before giving your work else
a specialty,
A $150.00 ESTEY ORGAN.
Will bo sold on easy terms, and shipped
Warranted to ba PERFECTLY SOUNO throughont.
Tills Office.
XI hen the word Sate? or lit
word Organ la mentioned, the;,
each suggest the other, eo widol
known and so popular are the in
struments and the makers.
Five letters in each of the two
words are reminders of enjoyment
in multitudes ef homes. Illustra
ted Catalogue mailed free tc rV

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