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A Memory.
An old-world country garden,where the hours
Like wlnjred sunbeams Hush in glory hy.
Anil where the scent of strange, old-fiisklon
ed tlowers
linings hack a tender hy-cone mentor)'.
The walks are straight, and patterned with
white stone.
And pacing there with reverential trend,
1 dream once more 1 hohl within my own
The soft warm lingers of the child who's
The child whose dainty footsteps vied with
As we two chased the golden butterflies—
The child who reveled in the bright sunshine.
And shrined her gladness in her laughing
We used to linger in the Iohl', soft grass,
And when a sun-ray kiss»sl lier dimpled hand,
We told each ether '»was a fairy pass
To read the secrets of our Fairyland:
And. holding sately in her radiant face
That happy spurkle. we would run to peep
If dewdrops trembled ill the sell-same place.
Or last night's bud had blossomed in Its sleep.
I throned her in my arms when tired of play.
And whispered love-uaiaes in the baby's ears;
She mads the glory of the summer's day.
My wee liege holy of but five short years!
And now ? Small wonder thut the roses lie
in pctulcd fragrance by the daisies' side.
For sunshine vanished with tier last soft sigh,
And skies are grayer since our darling died.
—Chambers' Journal.

MO U N T A1 N RI C YC L 1 S G.
Front Battle Mountain mv route leads
across a low alkali bottom, through
which dozeus of small streams arc flow
ing to the Humboldt. Many of them
are narrow enough to be jumped, but
not with a bicycle on one's shoulder,
for under such conditions there is al
ways a disagreeable uncertainty that
one may disastrously alight before he
gets ready. But 1 am getting tired of
partially utidres-ing to ford streams
that are little more than ditches every
little way, and so hit upon the novel
plan of using the machine as a vault
ing-pole. Reaching it out into the cen
ter of the stream, I place one hand on
the head ami the other on the saddle,
and vault over, retaining tuy hold as I
alight on the opposite shore. I pull it
out after me, ami the thing is done.
Tlutre is no telling to what uses this
two-wheeled "creature" eould be put
in case of necessity. Certainly the in
ventor never expected it to be used for
a vaulting-pole in leaping across
streams. Twenty-five miles east of
Battle Mountain the valley of the Hum
boldt widens into a plain of some size,
through which the river meanders with
many a horseshoe curve, and maps out
the pot-hooks and hangers of our child
hood days in mazy profusion. Amidst
these innumerable curves and counter
curves clumps of willows and tall blue
joint reeds grow thickly, and afl'oid
shelter to thousands of pelicans, who
here make their homes, far from the
disturbing presence of man. All un
conscious of impending difficulties, I
follow the wagon trail leading through
this valley until I lind myself standing
on the edge of the river, ruefully look
ing around for some avenue by which I
eau proceed on my way. I am in the
bend of a horseshoe curve, and the on
ly way to g«t out is to retrace my foot
steps for several miles, which disagree
able performance I naturally feel some
what opposed to doing. Casting about
me 1 discover a couple of old fence
K osts that have floated down from the
e-o-wa-we settlement above and lodg
ed against the bank. I determine to
try and utilize them in getting the ma
chine across the river, which is not ov
er thirty yards wide at this point.
Swimming across with my clothes first,
1 tie the bicycle to the fence-posts,
which barely keep it from sinking, and
manage to navigate it successfully
across. The village of Be-o-wa-we is
full of cowboys, who are preparing for
the annual spring round-up. Whites,
Indians, and Mexicans compose the
motley crowd. They look a wild lot
witli their bear-skin chapareros and
semi-civilized trappings, galloping to
and fro in and about the village,
can't spare the time, or I would," is
my slightly untruthful answer to an in
vitation to stop over for the day and
have some fun. Briefly told, this lat
ter with the cowboy consists in getting
hilariously druuk and then turning his
"pop" loose at anything that happens
to strike his whisky-bedeviled faucy as
presenting a lilting target. Now a bi
cycle, above all things, would intrude
itself upon the notice of a cowboy on a
"tear" as a peculiar and conspicuous
object, especially if it had a man on it;
so, alter taking a "smile" with them
for good-fellowsnip and showing them
tiie modus operandi of riding the
wheel, 1 push on up the valley.
Littic riding is possible ull through
this section ot Nevada, and, in order to
complete the forty mites a day that 1
have rigorously imposed upon myself,
1 sometimes get up and pullout at day
light. It is scarce more than sunrise
when, following the railroad ihroiign
Five-mile canyon,—another rift through
one of the many mountain chains that
cross this part of Nevada in all direc
tions under the general name of the
Humboldt Mountains,—I meet with a
startling adventure. lain trundling
through the canyon alongside the river,
when, rounding the sharp curve of a
projecting mountain, I see a tawny
mountaiu-liou trotting leisurely along
ahead of me, not over a hundred yards
in advance. He hasn't seen me yet; he
is perfectly oblivious of the fact That he
is in "the presence." A person of com
mon sense would simply have revealed
his presence by a gentle sneeze, or a
slight noise of any kind, «linn the lion
would have immediately bolted back
into the underbrush. But I lay
claim whatever to any of that rare vir
tue, and consequently acted about as
foolishly as possible in the premises. 1
fancy some reader lias already guessed
that I slipped up behind the lion and
pulled his tail, or mounted the bicycle
and rode him down. 1 .-imply tired at
him, and of course misse« t him, as a
persou naturally would at a hundred
yards with a bull-dog revolver,
bullet must have singed him a little,
though, for, ere I < ot my features into
shape for the broad grin that 1 prom
ised to treat myself with at seeing him
wildly scoot lor the brush, he turns
savagely round and comes bounding
raphjfly toward me.and at twenty paces
crouches for a si ring. Do 1 "grin"
when I see him thus? Again, nay.
Laying his cat-like head almost on tiie
ground, his round eyes flashing tire,and
his tail angrily waving to and fro, lie
looks savage and dangerous,
ing behind tiie Licyele l tire at him
again. Nine times out of ten a
will overshoot tiie mark with a revol
ver under such circumstances, and, be
ing anxious to avoid this, 1 do tiie re
verse, and lire too low. The ball strikes
the ground just in front of his head,
and throws tiie sand and gravel in his
face, and perhaps in iiis wicked round
eyes; for he shakes his lieatj. and
seems to recollect suddenly that he left
something at home, and jumps
1 shall shea
makes ofTinto the brush,
blood of some sort yet before 1 leave
Nevada! There isn't a day that I don't
shoot at something or other; and all I
ask of any animal is to come within
two hundred yards and 1 will squander
a cartridge on him, and 1 never fail to
hit—the ground.— Thomas file ce ns, in
Outing for May.
Stai((' K*j«»tism.
To us on the outside of things it
would see la that the worst to be said
against tho stage as a profession is the
tremendous impulse it gives to vanity
and egotism. Yon seldom or never
hear actors and actresses speak of the
play as a whole, only of what I did;
now 1 looked at such and such a mo
ment; my byplay at this point; my
manner of delivering this speech,
and, above all, my dress and gen
eral appearance. His part is to
him the apex of the whole structure;
hers t€ her the pivot round which all
the rest revolves. Their dresses are of
more importance than a new reform
bill or a declaration of war, and a
change of parts is an event as grave as
a revolution or a battle lost or gained.
The very shifting of impersonations
seems to increase this egotism, as by
force of reasoning it must, by the mul
tiplication of the ego, the facetting of
the individual; and neither poets nor
artists, nor yet literary men —all of
whom are vain or jealousy and ego
tistical enough in their own degree—
come near to the vanity, egotism, anti
jealousy of actors and actresses.
But we have not yet touched so high
an ethical level as to reject a profession
because of the vanity it fosters or the
egotism it engenders. If we did,
which would escape? What should we
say to professorships, where a man
tabulates his knowledge, and a crowd
of young minds, in the forming epoch
of their lives, accept the range of his
facts as the limits of an absolute
gospel, fixed and final? What should
we say of the church itself, where a
young fellow of 23 is licensed to lay
down laws on the conduct of lives—to
sweep over the whole domain of pas
sion, sorrow, sin—and to expound the
most difficult doctrines of his creed, no
man daring to oppose?
training for a man's mental humility is
In the case of the scientific Professor
the constant discovery of new truths,
and the
illimitable nature, keep his soul low on
this side, for all that it is a little
puffed upon that; but the church is a
sacred profession, and its ministers are
a privileged class. In any ease, this
vanity, this egotism of the boards has
its aualogue elsewhere, and we know
of no circumstances nor profession
which excludes it. Platform women
are just as proud of applause and as
vain of their powers as are actresses,
and platform women number among
them names which slander itself cannot
reach, and which all men agree to re
spect. And what of the prettiest wo
man of her circle? of her who strings
hearts as children string beads, or as
the "young woman, fair and iieautiful
like the shining sun." strung her 98
seal rings in commemorative token? of
the best horsewoman at the cover-side?
of the strongest pianiste in a musical
set? of tiie most successful artist
among the candidates lor honors?—
The National He view.
What kind of
al consciousness of an
A ll.sti ric Tramp.
If any traveling show coirtpany has
lost a Richard IH. it would be well to
look for him in this city. He is here.
He is at present playing the great rolo
of tramp. Wal ing into the Bee Line
Ticket Office, this morning, with man
ly stride, appropriately imnciied as to
his back, lie "tr<»d the boards" of tiie
office saying:
"Now is the winter of our discontent
made glorious summer hy—tiie pros
pect of a free ride over your load. By*
the way, mister, I was just mnv pass
ing a criticism upon the hano-painted
interior of your temple of justice—I
was particularly interested in the may
or's court—when hizzoucr introduced
himself to me and spoke at length upon
the excellence of the railroad in iliiics
of this town. He told me tuat uy tak
ing the first train over votir road I
could distance the police for e. 1 came
in such a hurry, for fear of missing tiie
express, that lie forgot to hand me a
pass. But you can just make out a
free ticket. 1 only want to go as taras
Utah. The ouly three wive» i ever had
live there, and in the pursuit of histri
onic fame I have been separat d from
them for years."
He was a gfleasy, grizzly, fat young
trump, with enough red hair on iiis face
to slutf a mattress, ami enough brains
and information in his head to have
cracked that organ open, had it not
been unusually capacious.
"The best road for walking is Jay
Gould's Hue,—there is no gravel bal
last, and not much iron to interfere
witli the feet, and the ties are soft and
about a pace apart. I recommend that
all delicate young men like v ourself
walk, but my physicians have caution
ed me against overexertion. If the
road-bed is smooth as yottr's is, I fre
quently take the box-car sleeper, and
rather than associate with conductors
and common train men, 1 take to the
bumper or truck.'*
I come no more to make you iuii^h; things
That Dear a weighty and a serious brow,
Sad, tiiirh, and working, full of state ami woe,
Such noble sc* lies us diuw the e\e to flow,
W e now |>iv»ciu.
"In other words, tuy friend, give me
a lease for 999 years on a quarter, und I
will withdraw my request for a pass,
and forego tiie pleasure of meeting my
wives." The loan was negotiated.— In
dianapolis .Sews.
To disinfect rags eosts about $.5 per
ton. It is done iu an air-tight box,into
which each bale of rags is drawn bv
mean of live screws, which at tiie same
time make live perforations from end
to end of the bale. Superheated steam
is injected through the screws, which
are hollow and perforated with holes
which permits jets of steam to
trate through the rags in every direc
tion. An escape iu the upper part of
the box is provided with a hath intend
ed to intercept the passage of any dis
ease germ into the air. Most germs of
life are killed at a heat of 212 or 215
degrees, but the steam employed in this
process is raised to 33 An* exposure
of four or live minutes here heats the
bale so that it takes two hours for it to
fall below the germicide point of 212.
A model for a straw house lias been
patented by an Indiana genius. Tho
walls, as illustrated by the model, are
to be made of bales of hay and straw
and then plastered and bolted down.
This material is said to be preferable to
brick and as endurable.
In Missoula, M. T., guns are dis
charged as lire alarms.
WIT and mruoir.
"Man is an extraordinary being,
says Professor Yelland in Progress.
Yes, but look at woman .—Somerville
An Euglish physician sftys a man
can stop a fit of sneezing by crawling
down stairs head first. A shorter and
more complete cure is jumping out of
a three-story window'.
"Suppose," says an exchange, "all
the world went to bed every evening at
sunset." Oh, well; the world's gas bill
would be just as big at the cud of the
quarter .—Norristown Herald.
Dr. Lawson Tait has discovered that
the hearing of women is more acute
than that of men. Husbands attempt
ing to go up stairs without making any
noise found that out long before Dr.
Tait did.
It has been decided in Tennessee that
school directors must be able to read
and write. This is important if true;
for it will tend to give the directors a
better standing with primary scholars.
—Lowell Citizen.
Country barbers say that owing to
the times many of their customers who
have been in the habit of being shaved
two or three times a week are now
economizing by only having their faces
smoothed on courting nights.
Dr. M. E. Wadsworth says the earth
has "heterogeneous viscid, elastic, liq
uid interior irregularly interlocked
with and gradually passing into a high
er heterogeneous crust." That is a
good definition of a custard pie. — Oil
City Derrick.
Some people think it would be nice
if everybody in the world would mind
their own business. But it would not.
Over one-half of the people in the world
would be out of employment and not
know what to do with themselves.—
Pittsburg (Pa.) Chronicle-Telegraph.
A lady gardener in town, who be
lieves in early vegetables, sowed, as
she supposed, some mustard seed, and,
after patiently waiting for the plants to
put in an appearance, found on inves
tigation that «she had sowed a lot of
gun-powder belonging to her son-in
law.— Oeorgetown (S. C.) Enquirer.
A high-school girl in Massachusetts,
being examined on Milton's "Paradise
Lost," said that Moses lived on Mount
Helicon, in Greece, and that he wrote
the Book of Psalms. In the same
school the question was asked: "Who
was Cadmus?" and the answer was:
"He was the first letter-carrier in
Appointment versus disappointment:
Photographer (displaying some photo
tographs) — "You would hardly think
that those two pictures represented the
same man, would you?" Gentleman—
"No, certainly not." Photographer—
"Well, they do. The one represents
him before he went to Washington and
the other after he came back. ' N. Y.
It was an amateur concert. Mrs.
Auger had just linished singing. Mr.
Auger was conversing with a friend in
the hall as she passed by. "Who is
that you are abusing?" she inquired
pleasantly. "No one at all, my dear."
lie replied. "1 suppose you were talk
ing about my song," "No. indeed, my
dear, I didn't hear it, thank Heaven!"
— N. Y. Uruphic.
"Johnnie, is your father an invent
or!" "You're right, he is; a pretty
good one, too; I'll tell you." "And
does lie give himself to different chan
nels of this line of art?" "Oh, no! He
can't devote himself to more than one
kind, lie's kept so busy inventing
lies about staying out late at night that
lie doesn't get a chance to invent any
thing else."— Yonkers dazette.
"No, my daughter," said tho old
"vou shall not marrv that thar
dood ef I kin help it." "But think,
father; think of my happiness, even if
you dislike Algernon Augustus," plead
ed the handsome girl. "Think of the
like your mammy, girl," said the old
man pointing to his bald head,
what her h'ar-takes have done fur
' "Jist for tiie world
A doctor who went into a rural dis
trict on a sick call gave this version of
it: "At the hotel room I met half a
doz n of the roughest, most uncouth
fellows I ever saw. They caught me
in their arms, hauled me up to the bar
and compelled me to drink. After l
iiad taken half a dozen drinks 1 found
them tiie most gentlemanly, jolly
lot of dogs 1 ever met .—Ogilensburg
Boston girls have resorted to desper
ate measures. Wednesday afternoon a
lady employed in the State
took a cab to transact some bus
iness, and for several hours attracted
the wondering attention of tiie passing
crowds by a card displayed upon the
cab window reading, "Not Engaged."
Whether the young lady connived with
the driver to keep the signilicant card
pendant from the window, or whether
she did not, it certainly was an engag
ing advertisement for timid bachelors.
—Lowell Citizen.
An Arizona paper remarks: "Our
craven contemporary pretends that it
doesn't want any office. That is too
thin, as everybody knows how it tried
to get the post-office and failed. We
don't often boast, but we believe that
we could run the post-office in tiie way
it should be run, and, what is more, we
believe we shall get it. Anyhow we
are not afraid to say that we want it,
and will do everything we can to get
it, and expect to gobble it. Our con
temporary is a pretty small potato and
few in the hill."
One ot tiie boarders at a New London
hostelry, while at dinner to-day, at
tempted to enliven tiie table by re
counting an anecdote. Commencing,
he said: "I struck a lady with the
rheumatism, this morning—" "The
man ought to be hanged who would
strike a lady with the rheumatism,
interrupted a voice from tiie other side
of the table. 'Kite person who had the
the story to tell looked around, became
confused, and collapsed. The inter
ruption was so sudden that it knocked
the rest of the tale out of his head.—
New London ( Cl. ) Telegram.
At a country Sunday-school recently
a custom was introduced requiring
children to write down portions of the
hymns they had been learning. It
does not seem to have produced satis
factory results, judging from some
specimens which were passed around
among the older members for examina
tion. "His thorns compose so rich a
crown" was rendered. "Hawthorns
compose so rich a crown.
fathers led" came out "Has stole
our father's lead;" and another line,
the origin of which could not be traced,
was, "He gave some brass before he
burst." Another plan will be intro
"Hast all
duced at once.
A member of the Arkansas Legisla
ture in speaking of the bill concerning
the carrying of pistols said: "Gcntle
men of the'L'gislature of Arkansaw,
ilease hear me. For several months 1
îave heard you fellows talk about fool
things, but now you hit me where I !
live. I think that every man ought to I
tote a pistol, for the Constitution spee
ially says that a man s religion must
not be hampered. I am a religious
man and tote a pistol. Consequently
all religious men must tote 'em. Un
derstand feller citizens that I don't
want to interfere with no man's right,
but to feel free ami easy we must all
tote a gun ."—Arkansaw Traveler.
A young lady residing in Phénix re
ceived from a friend traveling in Flori
da a box tilled with orange blossoms
and leaves which were as fresh as when
gathered. They came by mail, packed
in cotton. A sarcastic gentleman, on
viewing them, said: "I thought wheu
girls had bouquets of orange blossoms
around there was always a man in a
full-dress suit, and bridesmaids, and a
clergyman; but you don't seem to have
these needed accessories." "The per
son who sent the blossoms omitted to
seud a bridegroom," quickly replied
the girl; "but I'll write amt ask him to
send an alligator; that will have more
brains than some men I've seen."—
Providence Journal.
• ◄
A Mean Trick.
I witnessed a mean trick one night
last week. I was returning home at I
a. m. from a prayer-meeting in Brook
lyn. There w: s a Brooklyn newspa
per man with me. We were passing
through a very quiet dark street, with
rows of stately brick houses ou either
side of the way. You couldn't tell one
from the other. They were identical
in their outward looks, and liiere were
no numbers visible.
"Ah," said my journalistic friend,
"this is Judge Jones' club night."
"Why do yon make that unprovoked
assertion?" 1 inquired.
"Because he lives in this row and 1
see his sign out."
"His sign? What do you mean?"
"Look at the gate under the stoop
of this house. You remark a flutter
ing scrap of linen tied to the bars?
Well, that's put there by the servant
that the Judge may identify his own
house when lie returns home in the
small hours loaded to the muzzle."
"That's an infallible scheme," said
I in enthusiastic admiration of this de
"Infallible?" repeated the waggish
Brooklyn journalist. "Don't bo so sure
of thut. Wait till the thing has stood
the test of time."
And with that he deliberately untied
the linen signal and, walking two doors
down, tied it to the area gate of an
other house.
"What did you do that for?" 1 asked,
as he hurried me away.
"To convince some,people that they
arc not as smart as they think them
selves," said he, with a chuckle.
"But the Judge may be shot for a
"That will be no irreparable loss.
There are fifty persons anxious to till
his place. < )dices never go begging iu
Brooklyn," said the hardhearted jester.
1 have been watching the papers for
an account of the accidental shooting
of a Brooklyn Judge, but not a line has
appeared. I wonder how the Judge
got out of the scrape, anyhow,
should like to have his storv of the ad
ventures of that early morning, but of
course I would not dare to ask him.—
Se:o York Star.
Jteer ITider the I'iant tgenets.
Beer under the I'iantageiiets was
bad—what can you expect when the
regulation price was two
penny in cities, and three
gallons for the same
of it was made
take oil' its mawkisline.ss it w as flavored
with spices, and (like tin* brandy we
send to West African chief-) with pep
per. The stomach of that day demand
ed spicy drinks. Wine was very gen
erally drunk as hypoeras— i. e., mixed
with ginger, cinnamon, long pepper,
and sugar. Chaucer was a wine mer
chant's son. had his daily pitcher of
wine from tiie royal table, and was
Controller of tiie Customs of Wine and
Wool iu the port of London,
franklin, or country squire, he says:
"A tictter envy tied man was no wher non.
It snewetl in hie hous of mete ami «trinke."
gallons a
and four
money iu tiie
of wheat, and to
Of iiis
The sumpnour (smmuonser before
the Bishop's court) was fond of "strong
win as rede as blood;" but wheu lie
was well drunk he still had Iiis wits
about him. He would, indeed, "crie
as lie were wood, [mad]," but at the
same time, "then wold tic spoken no
word but Latin."
The British sailor behaved in a way
which soon taught the French io use
double casks.
Full many a «truiiulit of win lie liu«l«le <lraw
From liurdeux wood, while that the chapman
Of nice* conscience toko he no kept*.
Still in spite of losses, the "chapmen
could afl'ord to sell Bordeaux in Lon
don so cheap that it was retailed in
1342 at 4d. a gallon, Rhenish costing
6d. Wine grew rapidly dearer; tiie
hundred years' war must have thrown
a vast breadth of vineyards out of cul
tivation.— All the Year Hound.
Greeley an«l the Mediums.
In tho ante-telegraph days lion.
Horace Greeley, whose handwriting
was atrociously bad, wrote to a country
correspondent in relation to a lecture
engagement: "Will lie with you oi
Tuesday—or, if i can't, will rap."
Such, at least, was presumed to be the
tenor of tiie communication,
day the "autograph." preserved
curiosity, may be rea«l in that wav, as
well as iu any other. The "rap" hard
ly needs explanation, but there may
who does
were once
At this
as a
be here and there a person
not understand that "raps"
on a time tiie only received method by
which the disent bodie i "spirits" com
municated with the living.
Mr. Greeley thought, or pretended to
think, that lie could in«ii:ee some of
those imponderables
mysterious weight into tiie business.
He did not in this instance try. In- .
deed the famous "founder
Tribune, himself eminently a practical
man, found the "spirits" impractica
ble for any sensible purpose. Always
ready to listen to anybody or to test
any new proposition, Mr. Greeley hav
ing attended a "seance" offered a
handsome engagement to tiie "me
to throw their
of The
"If," lie said, "you will give
me, daily, the London Mark Lane re
ports, I will pay for the exclusive in
telligence such a price as will make it
worth your while." The reports were
not to he paid for until verilied by the
then slowly transmitted foreign mail.;
The "medium" declined tiie offer, and
Mi'. Greeley turned away from him
and called "next" on the roll of cccen-'
trie matters in which lie loved to ex
! I t ken
I Tney thrive better m the
j out to sea than on the >
bays, where most ot the Maine lobst. r
men set their traps. 1 lie Moulu
Where the Best L »boors Are Taken.
The best lobsters in the world are
off Moiihegan in the winter.
deep water
shores of the
getting splendid prices
fisherman are
for their lobsters this winter-.'; 10 to
Think of that
$10.50 per hundred,
you people who think \<»u pay high
for lobsters. T he joober and
to iiiase prolits on
Hut von pndiably do
; of the big Monitegaii
the tel aller have
these ligures,
not get a last«
lobster, but eat shell ti-li which are
caught at Bristol or Boothbar,
where along there. f«>r which
per hundred is pai l. T he Monhciraii
lobsters are sli ppcil to New T i»rk ami
in Portland harbor I lie other day.
t licse great
>. from the time
smacks tili
A lobster-ear
ilaltuned out.
or sottie
I saw 10.000 of them in a ear
lobsters are kept alive in
cars, tied to the dot
thev are taken out of the
they can lie sltippe
looks like a cattle car
It is a luigc box sufficiently open to let
the water in and keep the lobsters in.
sociable fellows. It is
see them rub each other's
as if
Lobsters are
sport to
backs and embrace each other,
bidding their good-bys, when they are
dipped out of the car ami leave their
brine for good. They squirm as if they
had premonitions of hot water.— l.iwis
ton (Me.) Je a rani.
A City M in's I'ai tiling.
111 :. 11 , jil t out of
, hired out to a YVrmont tanner
A el'y-bfi d young
to "uraee up his constitution a
Part ol his daily duty was to feed the
One day his employer noticed
that he was reading an agrieu. Lirai
very intently, "hut thought notii
f it until li«: saw the embrvo
nig more
farmer m .king lor the slabs where lint
calves were kept Willi a lar
••Hello, wliat'i t.»at for?"
"Win." said fne,
<• bucket of
garden loam,
asked the fanner.
"1 read in Lie p iper ye
ought to have a lit! le
, and 1 thought I'd
young man.
terday that ealv
ground feed d:
trv it and see how ii wot k -d.
liny ton tree l Tee s.
Lund »a claims the : » nor of having a
canary bird va'ucd at $5,noo. It must
be one of the kind that doesn't begin
whistling the roof off at 4 o clock in
the morning. - Philadelphia Call.
Railroad Time -1 a ble
Illinois Ci ntral Railroad .
Qaing North —
Expreß— Leaves New Orleans 9:1.* a in, ar
rives at Jackson 5:45 p in, leaves ti:( 5, ar
rives at Grand Junction at 3:i0 a in.
Mail Leaves New Orleans cat ) p in. arrives
at Jackson 12:35 a m, leav s 12: t * a m,
reaelie - Grand Junction 8:55 a in.
Mixed—Leaves New Orleans 7:15 a in reaeh
es Jaekson 5:30 p in, leaves G:!5 p tu.
reaches Grand Junction 1:15 a in.
doing South —
Exprès» —Leaves Grand Junction 1:20 p in,
reaches Jackson 10:30 p in, leaves 10:35 p
in, rqjphes New Orleans 7 a in.
Mail—Leaves Grand Junction 7:10 pm, ar
rives at Jackson.. 3:30 a in, leaves 3:35 a in
arrives at New Orleans 10:45 a in.
Mixed—Leaves Grand Junction 9:5'' a in, ar
rives at Jaekson 0 a in leaves 9 50 a in
arrives at New Orica.i- 5:20 p in.
Viokaburg 8c Meridian Railroa«!.
East Hound Tea ?.s.
M iil—Leaves Vicksburg S:00 p m arrive,
at Jaekson 10:30 ted leaves ut 10.35 p m,
arrives at Meridian at -1:20 a in.
Express, or Accommodation—I cave Jack
son 7:30 a m, arrives at Vicksburg 9:45
am. Leaves Vicksburg 1:30p m, and
arrivi s at Jackson 3:45 p m.
Local Freight leaves Viekslmrg 4 15 a m
arrives at Jaekson at 8.35 and it aves at
9:10 a in, aitixes at Met id'an at 0:45 p in
West Hound Trains.
Mail, leave s Meridian 10:20 p m arrives In
Jacks«»n 3:20 and leaves at 3:40 a rn ar
riv at Vicksburg <00 a m.
Local Freiglit, leaves MeTir üw » 0:00 a in, ar
rives in Jaekson at 3:15 and leaves at 4:30
p m arrives in Vicksburg 9:00 p in.
Hatohei. Jaokton and Columbus.
Eastward—Leaves Natchez daiiv at 3:15 p
m, arrives at Jaekson 9:30 p in.
Westward—Leaves Jaekson daily at G:'tO a
ut, arrives at Natchez 11:50 a in
Freiglit Train, daily, Sunday excepted.
Leaves JacKSon 9:00 ft m, arrives from
Natchez at C:30 pm.
Yazoo and MissUaippi Valley
Going North—Leaves Jackson 0:30 a in, ar
rives at Yazoo City 10:20 a m.
Going South—Leaves YaZfto City at 1:30 p
ni, arriving at Jaekson at 5:30 p nt.
M- A O R- R -At Meridian
No 1 \ rrives 5:10 a mi No 2 Arrive 10:25 p in
" 1 Leaves 5:15 a in " 2 Leaves lt':30 p m
*• 3 Arrives 7:25 p m! ' 4 A rrives 7:32 a m
3 Leaves 7:40 p mi " 4 Leaves 7:52 a m
The Southbound passenger train leaving
Meridian at 7:52 a ni, arrives in Mobile at
1:30 p m, and the train going
Nortli leaves Mobile at 2 p m, and arrives at
Meridian at 7:25 p m.
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Dealer in all k.m
Work, such as Tombstone', Monu
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^ place. Wholesale and retail.
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Ten Roses
Rave you k CARDENT
And will w»nt Hit* H<*»t at the leant money. Then
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Setr-rvcd, STRAW JL
The knife is Steel, ami tempered.and
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The length of cut is regulated bv the
lever to which the knife is bolted,
^ The higher the lever is raised, the
longer it will cut. All are warranted. Semi 1er
circular which w-ill be mailed FREE.
[Has a fail dilli-rent from all
others.is cop sliai>e, with 8elf.
Ad justinK Hal I i n center, adapt*
while the ball in the «mp
presses back the intes
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Culiu's free.
Commencing Wednesday, April
1st, and until further notice, the
Illinois Central ltailroad will sell
tickets from Jackson, Miss., to New
Orleans and return, to parties of
three or more on one solid ticket, at
rate of $5.00 per passenger,
good to return within ten days from
date of sale.
General Passenger Agent.
The White
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lis imriiiliu-tion an.) w«>r!<l-rcn<iwnc.l reputa
tion was the •Icaiii-Mow to high-priciil iua<tiiiics.
There an no Second liant! White Machines in
the market.
This is a very important matter, as it is a well
known ami umlisnuteii fuel that many of the ho
eolie'I iirst-rlas* machines which are offered «<>
cheap now-a-'iays are thosethat have been repos
sessed (tLai is, taken Lack from customers after
use) and rebuilt and put ou tin- market as new.
The White is the peer of any sewing machine
now upon the market
li is much larger than the family machines of
the singer, llow and Weed make.
II costs more to manufacture than either of the
aforesaid machines.
Its construction is simple, positive am! dura
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Do S^ot Buy any Other
Before Trying
Pi c.s and Tra Mafic Satisfactory.
h'/ti/e Sc pi n g Machine ('a.,
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V\ <»r. b
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:i will not stain the skin, or soil the finest linen,
tin) will cause the hair to grow where It has suf
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