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oxjiisrrroisr, miss., 13, îess,
» ia true l«>vo a»«t yet you may
^ av > linjforingdoubts about it;
I'll tell ijp tratb ami simply say
That lit« . g £ blank without it.
There's al^ VÄ> lrm , S | ro , 1J{i
A lore tihfc^i "K »ever;
It lives ou pùih ai'd suffere wrong.
But !>' ■> ami h>' es forev
fourni hut once on earl h —
can not repel it !
Krom wheiy^, jt comt . 9i 0 r why its birth.
The tongt^. m# y M er t,.]| n.
This love isijaitie ln »lito of all —
' 'Ibis love^ fonJly ch *rish,
The earth, htay gink tb ■ skies may fall,
This lovajriii never i 'risk.
It is love t^| i
* lut > B |5fcÄe»0rt,®|iortiil,
Ami wheqi t t ,,
i through tin; jtortal.
love» tr« fleeting;
n e «>ome just turn away —
--O c heetlng.
Such love i|
The hear
ca» not (lie.
And pa«
Tlilrtj tbi
And when
It ia bat
-A. C.
It is beca
make any
we rccognile the trt^m i f the affirm
ation that* temperance will never
have a permanent foôthol 1 in this or
any other 1 quor-cursed country, un
til those th it are slavt to the habit
«lie oft'. Temperance workers are
.widely beginning to train up the ris
ing 'geirer.ition to esteem alcoholic
beverages as their worst
W lien e\ ry State shall have prop
er laws making it obligatory upon
school boards have the baleful
effects of intoxicants upon the human
system taught in our public schools,
as some ot the States have already
done (among them our sister State
Alabama) the temperance workers
may begin to look for a rich harvest.
As our colleges are preparing their
catalogues for next session will they
not include Alcohol and Hygiene,
with special pre eminence to the ef
fects of alcoholic stimulants and the
narcotics on the human system.
And will not all lovers of humanity
memorialize the next legislature to
enact a law requiring it taught in
all schools, colleges and universities
supported by public money. Or
ganize Bands of Hope and Temper
ance Schools all over the country.
For further information address
W. II. Patton.
Lut her Henson at Lexington.
ihltion Don't Prohibit
> the old topers will
- to have it, and
- ;c
Last WednesJay,'June 3d, 188n,
was a grand day for Prohibition in
Holmes county. At 10 o'clock
about one bundled and fifty citizens
of Holmes county assembled in the
court house and held a Prohibition
mass-meeting. It was composed of
the best men in Holmes county, and
the sentiment of Prohibition received
a hearty impetus forward.
Twenty-five delegates were ap
pointed to the State Convention, and
several strong resolutions were p*ass
ed, and an Executive Committee
was appointed. Rev. J. H. Gam
brell, an editor of the Sword and
Shield, was present and added
much to the interest of the occasion.
At 11 o'clock, the Court House
was packed from one end to the
•ther, and ail the standing room was
filr>d up. and many turned away be
cauffc they couldn't find admission.
The fair sex turned out in force and
the heart of many a good woman
thanked Hod for the temperance
movement. A few minutes after 10
o clock, looking, noble-heart
cd man wal e( j in at t ] ie j 00 r and
crowded Infe
amid the efi
It. A. And*
eyes turned
whose eyeg
him once
again until
dress was {
way down to thc stand,
•ers of the crowd. Col.
rson, Chairman of the
nass meeting, arose and
Ion. Luther Benson, of
then it was that all
toward him, and he
nd mind are turned to
jan never be taken off
le has finished. His ad
, . , ne finest piece of fiery
logic, red- Qt grammar an ,i glowing
rhetoric jLN waa ever spoken in
LexingtofUjÉ/^ men an j g eil tle
women, jfoofgÇëarted S n '* s îin< ï
strong-nii-fed Uoys wept «and laugh
, ' ^[id, and laughed again, as.
the Lycl<| ie f rom Indiana" moved,
min roarCi an( j thundered, ami
rained, an, f w hispered of the evils of
intempérant,^ His speech at night
?vas the cq£ a j 0 f j, ls speech in the
Lawyers, w j, ose p aS {; ]| ves have
been hartley to t j ie , r feelings,
wept, and i* csolve d to do better, dur
ing these beeches.
No one c
Benson hi
get whisk
know we
women ar
with a vL
May Ljëd bless and save Luther
Benson. F 1
estimate the good Mr.
done our town and
working hard to
out of our town, and we
rill succeed, because our
i taking hold of this work
e are
. j T. W. Lewis.
L3xmj, ton ^ > June 5, 1885.
here J
fa.—Prohibition succeeded
^o-day. Four whisky men
(fried our petition, and one worked
Tor it. No more license for whisky
in Lexington for twelve months.
Praise the Lord ! Our ladies worked
T. W. Lewis.
June G, 1885.
Weir, Miss.
We are to have a Prohibition mass
meeting June 12. Choctaw will
send one Prohibition senator and
representative to the next legisla
ture, though we are now
.seated in the Senate by one
Burkitt," who was the author of the
whiskv article, written by a Senator.
J. 1). Adams.
I'roliililt ion .Mass-Meeting.
At a mass-meeting of the friends
of Prohibition, held at Terry, June
Î*, the following proceedings were
motion, F. R. Carloss was elect
ed Chairman, and L. St. Leon, f^ec
retarv. «
Upon motion, the following per
sons were selected to attend thc
County Convention to be held at
Raymond on June 18, viz: T. II.
Jones, L. St. Leon, S. P. Head, W.
Il , Tribette, F. R. Carloss, J. A.
Shorter, Jr., (col.) and Aaron Reed,
(col.); with the following as alterna
tives; Heo. D. Cassidy, Sr., A. D.
Hester, Sam Sorsby, Dr. W. E. Her
ring, Henry Brown, Jr., (col).
Upon motion, the Secretary was
instructed to issue a call for a meet
ing, to he held in Terry, on Monday,
June 15, at 4 p. m., for the purpose
of organizing a Prohibition club.
E. M. Hrant, S. P. Head and T. II.
Jones were selected as a committee
to draft by laws, constitution and
regulations for the governance of
aid club : said rules, etc., to be sub
mitted to he meeting called for June
15, 1885.
I pon motion, the meeting stood
L. St. Leon,
Meetiiis at Clinton.

F. R, Carloss,
I 'hairman.
Last Wednesday night, a meeting
was held in the Town Hall, to elect
delegates to the County Convention,
to meet on the 18th inst., at Ray
Judge E. W. Cabaniss was elected
Chairman of the meeting, and R. I).
Hambrell, Secretary.
Appointed a committee of three,
consisting of J. B. Hambrell, Capt.
R. W . Briggs and T. N. Robbins, to
nominate delegates.
Comuiittcc reported pic follow ing
names as delegates, viz.;
Rev. B. 1). Gray,
Briggs, H. M. Lewis, \V.
K. D. Hambrell and C. Robbins.
As alternates: Prof. J. H. Deu
pree, Mike O'Conor. Prof. J. M.
Sharp, Judge E. \V. Cabaniss, T. N.
Bobbins, Benj L. Todd.
The report of committee was ac
The following resolutions were of
fered and unanimously adopted :
Capt. R. W.
S. Wells,
Adopted at the meeting of Prohibitionists
at Clinton, June 10.
Whereas, In the minds of this
body, the prevalence of intemper
ance, the wide-spread influence and
dominating aggressive hand of the
saloon in politics, is just cause for
alarm on the part of all friends of
morality and just government; and,
Whereas, The present laws are
in many respects unsatisfactory.
Therefore, be it
Resolved, 1. That is the sense of
this body that the Prohibitionists of
the State should demand of the ex
isting parties a plank in their re
spective platforms, committing them
selves to the passage of a law for
local option by counties, said law not
to interfere with the restrictive fea
tures of any present law, but merely
to provide that the citizens of the
county shall have the right to hold a
special election,, with no other issue
before them than that of "license or
no license," and if decided for no
license it shall be unlawful to issue
license till the popular vote is re
Resolved, 2. That Prohibitionists
should demand the nomination of
sober, honest, capable men for all
offices of emolument and honor, and
if men are nominated who do not
come up to that standard, Prohibi
tionists should not support them.
Resolved. 3. That as Prohibition
ists, who believe in just government,
we can not and will not support any
party that allies itself with the sa
loons, or stands in the way of re
Resolved, 4. That a copy of these
resolutions he sent to the llinds
county and State Convention as ex
pressive of our feelings.
No further business, the meeting
E. W. Cabaniss, Cli'n.
R. I). Gambrell, Sec'y.
About 200 Apache Indians have
inaugurated war against the United
States, and committed heavy depre
dations. The Indians should be
treated fairly, and then given choice
of peace or death.—Corinth Iler
A police census of Washington in
dicates a population of 200,000. Of
these 199,994 are office seekers or
holders. The other six are babies.
Luther ltenson.
This gifted orator and good man
has been among us, and the impres
sion lie made upon the people of our
community while here, will live in
the distant years of the future. After
lecturing in Carrollton on Thurs
day and Friday niglats to the largest
audiences that has assembled in that
town for many years, and in Winona
on Saturday night, he came here
and lectured in the Baptist church
on Sunday night to one of the large-st
audiences that ever convened in that
spacious room, and to
house on Monday night,
heard him five times ; first in thc
gv»«t munit! L.JJ itv-Uu) m»in JCxpo
sition building at New Orleans, and
secondly and thirdly at Carrollton,
and twice at Yaiden, and candor
compels us to say that the fifth and
last lectuie that we heard him deliv
er was the best. To say that he
electrified and held his audience in
rapt attention throughout the two
hours he spoke, is to give hut a faint
idea of his lofty eloquence,
livered, at the rate of about two
hundred words per minute, a perfect
volume of sparkling, glittering, scin
tillating truths that penetrated the j
hearts, shone and brightened in the
faces of his hearers, whose counten
ance would change in accordance
with every varying thought as they
fell from his lips ; now lighted up
with mirth as lie sent forth flashes of
wit like electric light across the firm
ament, then the sweetly sad, calm,
halo ot his pathos would settle upon
them like the gentle'' twilight of
soft summer's eve, then with eyes
riveted upon the speaker, their
thoughts and souls would climb to
the azure heights to which he led
them, on and up as he rose in his
flights of eloquence toward thc pos
sibilities of man and the goodness of
Hod. It has been the pleasure of
the writer to hear the versatile and
magnetic Dr. Talmage, the rarely
gifted and inspired Dr. Deems, the
silver tongued Heorge W. Bain,
Kentucky, the masterly and elo
quent Jefferson Davis and many
other orators of our day, but we have i
i,„.,,..i r ..»i i> » i
never nennt Luther Benson s equal, j
None so chains the attention of his 1
audiences or carries them with such
delightful lanidity over the beautiful
tl "V b o f lit» CIO
ills illustrations are forci- ,
We have
Ile de
n ml
hie and convincing, his arguments
unanswerable and his appeals to the
finer feelings and impulses of human
nature irresistible. lie set in mo
tion the latent powetS of goodness in
the hearts of his healers and gently
leads them out and up to a high and
honorable plane of activity, and
leaving all the better for having
heard him. There are thousands of
homes in America to-dey that are in
debted to Luther Benson for their
happiness, and there are thousands
of good and useful men now leading
honorable and exemplary lives, who
but for him would be filling drunk
ard's graves or reeling and stagger
ing down to a drunkard's doom.
His own sad and terrible experience
is held up «as a warning to others to
shun the tempting fluid that mocks
and the liquid poison that destroys
the faculties ol the body and black
ens and damns the soul, but in
touching appeals he asks for the
prayers of his hearers that God may
continue to give him grace and
strength to hold out in his struggles
for a nobler and better life. Surely
none but tlie never-failing arm of an
all wise and merciful Hod could raise
one from such a pitiable condition
to the majestic heights as lie has
raised this man and placed him out
and high up yonder as a great bea
con light for the wrecked and storm
beaten lives that lie out upon the
great sea of life around him. May
he continue steadfast and immovable
in his resolves, and may his light
burn with ever increasing brilliancy
until the sott twilight in the evening
of an honorable old age, and then
may the clouds which close in his
departure be lined with the golden
hues of perfect peace and the rising
sun of a blissful eternity.
II. 0. Williamson.
OU Tni^lng
There was a man in Norristown,
.And he was very tall ;
He went into the skating rink
And got a heavy fall.
And when he found himself laughed at,
With all his might and main
He quickly sprang upon his feet
And fell right down again.
—Norristown lleral.l.
This little table furnishes an in
disputable answer to those who in
sist that "Prohibition does not pro
hibit." It is taken from the Internal
Revenue report for 1884, and shows
the per capita tax paid for intoxicat
ing drinks by the citizens of the States
named :
Illinois (high license).
Kentucky. «... .
Indiana ....
Nebraska (high license) ..
New York......
Kansas (recent Prohibition).
Vermont (Prohibition).
Maine (30 years Prohibition).
Port Gibson Reveille, please take
notice—Prohibition does prohibit.
«C 50
4 50
4 50
1 so
1 35
Il I MIS COt M' I.
j ing organization and activity,
i i .• < ,• . ,> -in
reductnn ot tare at the principal lio
j , 1 1
1 t**ls. ( has. I> H allow a\,
B. T. Dunns, Chairman,
ladite» a numWi of
, , . .
have been sent to men over our
counties, and we hope all will see to
it that their county is represented.
A Prohibition Coarention (alle;! at
A Prohibition Convention is here
by called, to meet at Raymond on
the IHth of June. Posters have
been sent out to quite a number of
friends, and it is hopesf that all will
advertise the meeting as much as
possible. All friends of the move
ment should attend, m* send repre
sentatives to the Convention. Those
to whom circulars haVe been sent
would do well to appoint a mooting
immediately, if they have not already
done so. Other counties have met ;
Hinds must not fall behind them.
Rooms State Piumiuniox Exec- f
UTiVE Committee* Brookhav- -
en, Miss., June 1, 1885.
Dear Silt:—Notice was issued a
few weeks ago to the friends of Pro
hibition throughout the State, urg
is to urge you and otlu r friends 'of
the cause in our county (if you have
not already taken said action), to
immediately call a Cou ity Conven
tion or Mass Meeting and appoint a
delegation of your most trustworthy
men (including both colors), to the
State Prohibition Convention which
convenes at the State Capital Wed
nesday, July 1st prox. Each county
will be entitled to twice tlio number
of votes in the Convention which it
has representatives in the lower
branch of the Legislature, but the
number of delegates is nut restric
We expect to secure a reduction
of rates for fn.noi fblr delegates on all
the railroads of the State, and an
effort will also be made to secure a
Select Proverbs a ml Sayings from
Sain Jones' Nashville Sermons.
I was once preaching in a town
and said to the pastor of the church
Why your people don't laugh." lie
replied, "Intelligence don't giggle.
I always since have taken this as a
Suppose your son gets religion,
brother, like you've got it, he'd have
religion with a vengence, would'nt he?
Sister, if your daughter wfcre to get
religion like you've got it, wouldn't
she turn the town over ?
There are two examples or models
in every town that have bad effects.
One is the church member who will
pay whenever lie is asked, will go to
church on Sunday but won't pay his
debts. The other is a sinner who
don't belong to the church, but who
pays every dollar he owes, gives free
ly to charitable purpose* and is gen
erally respected. The sinner comes
along and looks at the two and
says, "I'd rather be that other fel
* *
Some church members arc like the
trains on the Nashville and Chatta
nooga Riiload—they shed all their
light on their own track and leave a
blue little old light lunging on the
the rear to the sinners out in the
Many preachers talk and spend
most of their time speaking of the or
igin of sin. The sin uer .4]
what's the origin. He <1 q..ji want to
know how he got in, but bow to get
I'd rather see family player than
all the revivals. Let there be rA
ion in the family.
The devil can travel a mile while
we are pulling on our boots.
David said the wicked Yrclike the
bay tree. They say a bay tree blos
soms, but it don't have any fruit on
it. It is fit for nothing in* the uni
verse but to shade, and it shades in
marshes right where the sun ought
to shine. Many a fellow says lie's
got religion, but don't enjoy it.
That's because he hasn't gdt relig
ion, for religion is the most enjoy
able thing on earth. My loyalty
to Hod is my religion; my loyalty
to duty is a test ot my loyalty to
I don't object to whisky men.
The are as big hearted a set of men
lived. If 1 wanted a
favor done, in nine times out of ten
1 go to a whisky man before I would
go to many of these church mem
bers. I have had lots of these bar
tenders to curse me before they
joined the church, but afterwards
they would hug me until 1 would al
most holler.
n '
as ever

Since I had religion I was never
lew down enough to have anybody
send me an invitation to a ball.
That hits a many a one of y<*u don't
it? If anybody sends you an invi
tation it means they think you
ain't much on religion. I wouldn't
let my cook go to a german,
german is bugging set to music.
I'll tell you another tiling—right here
you strike the upper temlom of
society. (Hod pity a me
who would send her daughter to
get into the arms of a spider-legged
Hell is the centre of gravity to
all wickedness. 1 lenven is the cen
tre of gravity for all got illness.
I stand and fight on Hod's side ;
anybody that says I don't lies from
head to heels.
A man manages his temper with a
big man before him, but bises it with
his wife and children.
The difference between gosdp and
decent conversation is that conversa
tion is about things and gossip is about
A lie is always on the down grade
but truth, you have to hitch an en
gine to it. Whenever you see a
tiling rolling along by itself you
liiav know its a lie.
über i
Neglect will ruin a business, and
will sink the soul of a church mem
ber who neglect a known duty.
Some of you have so little piety it
would kill it to work it out of the
weeds. I'll <1 > my duty if the world
burns down.
1 want a man not only to go to his
work but to stick to it till he lias re
sults. All the girls in my section
who married drunkards to reform
them arc little widows now. A wo
man that manies a man with whis
ky on his breath L the biggest fool
in the world except the one who
stirs his toddy for him after she mar
ries him. If you don't like this sort
of talk you can rack out of here for
1 am in dead earnest about this.
Thank < iod for the eternal hatred my
wife always had for anythi
sort. If she hadn't been, she too,
would now be .i little widow. Thank
Hod for the faithful wives that stand
by their husbands. Mothers stand
by your boys and save them to bo
good men.
of this
'•The pronunciation of "tuberose"
has been a subject of discussion in an
English paper, and the decision that
the word is a trisyllable has at last
been unanimously reached. The lluw
er is a lily and the name is from the
French ••tubéreuse," called from the
tuber-like bulb of the plant. Shelly
pronounces the word in t wo syllables.
A boy took a walk with his father on
Washington street, Providence, and as
they were passing the Insane Retreat
the son asked: "Father, why don't
we ever see any faces at the window
when we walk by the retreat?" "Re
cause, my son," replied the parent,
"their heads are turned." — Uood
A clergyman resident not ten miles
away tells of having been called to vis
it an aged parishioner who was very
sick. After a little talk on general re
ligious topics the trooti man inquired if
it was her wish that lie should pray
with her. "Sartiuly, minister, sartin
ly," was the reply. The sick one fum
bled around her bed and finally pro
duced an old-fashioned ear-trumpet
with the request, as the minister open
ed his prayer-book, that lie should
pray into that !"—Anaonia ( Conn .) Sen
Saturday is the only holiday for thc
A little St. Johns
school children,
bury boy was threatened with sickness
one Saturday morning, and bis mother
deemed a dose of castor oil advisable.
She tried in various ways to induce
him to take the medicine. At last she
suggested that if he would take the oil
lie need not go to singing-school that
day. "I'll do it," he cheerfully re
sponded. That evening his diary was
tilled out as follows: "Got out of go
ing to singing-school slick! Going to
try it again some time."— St. Johm
bur y Caledonian.
IIow innocently unfortunate is the
frankness of childhood. Young Oro
tund Dclsarte, the dramatic reader,
was taking tea, on invitation, with the
family, and in the evening /favored the
guests with a few of his most startling
recitations. He was approached by
the midget of the family, a fairy in
looks, but with an early development
of speech. "Now, 1 know why you
talk so loud w. en you speak piece
she said to him. "And why, my
dear?" with a little patronizing stroke
"'Cause you're a
of the golden hair,
belloweutionist; ma said so."
child will be put to bed early after this.
—Hartford Cost.
A correspondent has discovered the
fact that Mr. Cleveland is the only
President who has ever worn only a
mustache with the
rest of his face
clean shaven. Washington wore no
beard. The older Adams had a slight
patch of whiskers in front of each ear.
The faces of Jefferson, Madison, and
Monroe were smooth. 'Ihe younger
Adams wore side whiskers, which fol
lowed the line of his cheek-bone. .An
drew Jackson wore no beard. Van
Ruren wore side whiskers, which mn
around nearly to his nostrils.
Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, and Buchanan
were smooth shaven. Lincoln had a
full beard, with the exception of the
upper lip. Johnson was as smooth on
thc face as a monk. Grant wore a
beard, close clipped. Hayes and Gar
field were full-whiskered, and Arthur
followed the English fashion of side
whiskers, with the addition of a nuis
it is scarcely necessary to add
that the person who has made these
discoveries is a lady.
. ......
more universal and .decided than
eou.d ha\e >een anticipated by the
most sanguine suppoi ter ot I rolubi- (
t|M . n / , . i
1 eaoc îjnd fontentment reign
within our "»''lers. i he streets are I
quiet ami otdeily at all hours of,
day and night. I ne . duties ot the j
c,t\ niaismil sit lightly upo.i Ins •
shoulders. I
... ...... .
exhibits a most gratifying testimony
that the spirit of \ lolence, crime and
nnsdcmeanor is forsaking its strong
holds and retreating to a kindred at
mosphere and more congenial clime,
1 lie Sunday-sohoois arc filling up,
while tue Liinstian zeal and work :
manifest in our nudsi is unprecc
dented in extent and earnestness.
, ome intelligent gentlemen "ho j
honestly opposed the suppression ot
whisky on business principles, are
beginning to give m their assent to
tue satisfactory solution 01 the ques
tioii vv.ncli is being daily worked out
before their eyes.
[Ngnei J
U ard & Atkins, mggi.-ts : Day <k
Co., dealers in general liierclianihse;
• U.unpueli, uinkei , utncll &
llawkms, general merchandise; K.
H. Ilitt & JI art, general merclian
dise : W. .1. Morrow, grocer and con
fectioner: R. I. Allen, grocer and
confectioner:!). L. Young, Post- I
master, Harris Bros, and Loggins, i
merchants: McLean & Mathews.!
M. & S. E. Bailey.
general mercl.\ndi»e ; R. W. Wil- |
liam,im, Chancellor; HavAn A ( V !
! merchandise. 'Whitehead,
Dimond Co., general merchandise;
J. V. »Steen, general merchandise;
T. M. Billingsley, grocer and con
fectioner; John A. Trotter, general
merchandise ; l'egues k Co., hard
ware: T. D. Witty & Bro., general
merelnndi.se; W. A. Jlolman, local
broker; C. J. Nelson, executor es
tate W. 11. Wittv; P. Dulin,
Agent Illinois Central' railroad ; o!
J. Moore, oldest citizen ; Purnell &
Co., general merchandise ; John W.
Ward, editor of Winona Times. .
"I should like to spoke a few
remarks to BrocllorSui; I!:,.- Skin
uer," observe,1 the President, as the
dust began to settle in Paradise
jp ( ]|
brother Skinner, »ho is a young
man of 2d, will, a wild eye and a lilac
necktie, advanced to the front, and
the President continued :
'•«rudder Skinner, ,1c news lias
reached ray ears dat yon am baut L
be mar'd. ' 1 tins' dat do repiuafr
true, bekaae I believe it am deHoty
oh eberv young man win) kin support
■ « ifn to H'-i-onc"
•• t an, \rae s-di "
"Hen let me compliment yon wid
one band an' spoke a few remarks to
you wid de odder. (Jiltin' mar'd
has its worry serious side. Pur in
stance, am de gal gw,lie to mar'y you
bekase she loves \oj, or to spite nor
folks iiekase dev kept her away from i
,1c skatin' rink? Am von gwine ter
uiar'v do gal fur love, or bekam, lier i
father has some wealth which von
hope he'll shell out fur your be..- ,
c ß| v !
'-Love am a powerful cmosliun, i
l'roliihition in IV inoiwi.
Prohibition is on its first year of
tiial in Winona. Recently, we
wrote for a statement of results.
Here is the answer :
. 1
Having made a careful estimate of!
the commercial and business status
of Winona, we are convinced that
the operation of the Prohibitory
Diquor Law has not reduced the
amount of legitimate business usual
ly transacted here in the same
length of time, at the same season
of the year, while we arc satisfied
that the business relations between
all parties are standing u^n a more
pleasant and satisfactory basis.
The improvement in the moral as
pect of the community is perhaps
The ieeords of the mayor's court
Tall and tdendvr
And dressed in blue,
A fairer creature
1 never knew.
Her golden tresses
A lustre shed,
And, like an aureola,
Crown her head.
That sweet soft light m
Her azure eyes
Site must have brought from
11er native skies.
an angel surely,
Brft it makes me sigh
To see her eating
Such chunks of jde.
—Roston Courier.
Rndhcr Gardner on Matrimony.
Brudder Skinner, but love widout ;
pork and 'tutors to keep it goin' am
lik-e de froth on top of soda water.
"Don't mistake your sentiments.
If you am sartin dat you love, go
ahead. If it am only iollvpop, hire
out as a deck hand on
fur a week an' it will all go away. I
hev known couples ez seemed to be
dyin' of love. Deir silly ackshuns
made 'em de laflin'-stock of a hull
nayburhood. Dey seemed to dote
and dote, but it didn't last. Artcr a
couple of years de husband war'
home grumbler an' tyrant, an' de
wife a gadabout an' a scold. What
dey s'posed was love war' only lolly
Doan' marry a gal hopin' dat her
father will set you up in de barber
bizness. Most fadder-in-laws not
only want all dey hez got, but am
willin' to struggle for another
*'l>oan' sot down an' figger dat fo*
taters, a loaf of bread, half a pound
of meat an' a quart of applesass am
goin' to run you fur a week. You
will want all de salary you kin ai'rn,
an' you had better look aroun' an"
find somebody who will lend you a
dollar now an' then.
"Doan' Hatter yerselves dat all
you hev got to do am to hug in de
house an' kiss ober de gate,
be hungry fur co'n beef an' baked
beans ; your cloze will war'out; your
Hour an'butter will waste away, an'
a j^jjj f ur two month's rent will send
a c liill up yer back. De man or
woman who specks dat mar'd life am
a g reen au ' shady lane, lined wid
oran g e blossoms on one side an' ten
( j 0 ]j ar bills on de odder, am gwine to
wa ke up some day an' find de rats
leavin' de place in disgust,
"Think of dcse things, Bradder
Skinner. You kin git a wife m
a b ou t f IV e minutes, but it takes five
y'ars to git shet of some of'em. Ex
p C et about one day's sunshine fur a
Avee k of cloudy weather. Reckon on
house rent coinin' due de fust of
e bery month, an' de grocer an'
butcher kecpin' an eye out for you
eac ] 1 Saturday night. It will amaze
'you how de woodpile decedes an'
h ow de flour gits outen de bar'l so
soon D:an' walk into matrimony
Jjkc a lobster into a box, but figger
on whether de bait am wutli de risk,
jf you elude to mar'y you kin de
p eU( j on ( jj s c ] u b attendin' de ob.se
quies in a body, bringin' along a
bounteous supply ofnam sandwiches.
]j y 0U decide not to, it am probable
dat you will soon be promoted to
80mc posishun of trust an' responsi
ipiitv "
, Due sees some queer statements 111
the columns of the Dady press. lor
instance the following, taken from
New York correspondence of
bun :
"1 here are a remarkable body of
men. the brewers,, who have been
«ttmg in convention m this city.
iliey represent hum.ied* of millions
of dollars capital, and employ ) -
000 laborers. Henry Clausen, Jr.,
Jelived :in oration to-day, m which
he spoke indignantly of the eftors of
the total abstinence societies to pre
vent the sale of beer ; said the brew
ers would continue to protect them
selves against this kind ot fanaticism.
IIeni 7 Vonderhoret, ot Baltimore,
was elected to-day a member ot the
Y igilacee committee.
. Just observe that a vigilance
committee —that sounds ominous,
and we suppose the prohibitors will
take fright immediately, and see vis
ions of poor victims dangling to lamp
posts. And then the virtuous indig
nation ot the orator, whose inspira
tion is that of the beer keg, against
the temperance advocates,
brewers proclaim their intention to
protect themselves against the total
abstinence people ! See how they
identify themselves with their beer
casks—"themselves against the total
abstinence people." The temper
ance people had the idea that they
were fighting drink, but perhaps
this will open their eyes, and they
will see that they must fight, not
only beer but beer-makers and sell
ers as as well ; yes, and beer drinkers
t0< 2; , , , . •
' But tlie brewer» «nt protection
total . . 80c,e les '
1 but means, does it '-that our leg
îslatures are to be asked to pass a
b;w requiring every man, woman and
fuld to consume so much beerevery
'lay as these brewers think will be
lielpfultotlic.r business. , r K'. re l' r< ;'
much question-uni of coupe they
must be protected, even it the cap
ltal °. f m 1 lll,# " ot ,° ,hcrs 15 swalloWe f ,
up—husbands and sons, wives aud I
diugl.ters-by the myraid. Homes
may be desolated by scores m every
conimomty-intellect. degraded
souls ruined. No.matter ! Let the
heer and whisky intercsts-for they
« « ««1* allied beer leads to wltis
k >- |w protcctcjl, ere« .1 nothing
1>I ? C !» protected. Let the fanatics
i!' el,eva >"' sobrpty, prosperity,
N««». >•« *e» be hunted down
bv "V ig,lance Committees, but let
, thc . bre « re > sa '°° n "' u " k ,7
ard makers, be protected by all
i means. -Belmont Baptist.
Every stop of a train costs money to
i a railway company. Recent statistics
j kept on a certain trunk line showed
! that during a given year the 350 daily
trains made 7,(XX) extra stops every
twenty-four hours, the traffic being
largely suburban. Experiments show
ed also that each stop cost 42 cents,
reckoned largely iu extra time to em
ployes who, for that number of stops,
put in the aggregate 350 extra hours
per day, making a total loss to the
company of nearly $50,000 a year.
It is not a wise thing to have our
best institutions—public schools—
supported by our worst—the saloon.

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