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k '0! PI THF HEAD MARCH. Tramp, tramp, tramp in the drunkard's way March the feet Of il million men: If none tthall pity hum none shall save. Where w ill Uie march they are making endV The young, the strong, and the old are there In woeful ranks as they hurry past, With not a moment to tliinU or catv What is the fate that comes at last. Tramp, tramp, tramp, to a dmiiLar<l*n doom, Out of a lxo, hood pure and fair— O ver the 1 noughts of love and home - Past the check of a mother's prayer: Onward swift ton drunkard's erime, i>vei the plea of Wife and ehild, Over the holiest ties of tune— Reason dethroned, and soul gone wild Tramp, tramp, tramp, tilt a drunkard's giave Covers the broken life of shame— Whilst tlie spirit .leans died to save. Meets a tutnr<; we dare not name. 0 id help us all. there 'sa cross to hear Viel work to do for the mighty throng! tiod give us strength, till the toil and prayer Shall end one day in the victor's song! —Mary T. J.athrop A Family Air. nv lll'GII CONWAY, Author of "U lilted Huck." Etc. Etc. The Rev. S> lvanusMo d'e. \vl>e:i he flank ed Heaven for the many blessing« it had bt* stowed iqion him. always excepted the name lie Imre from the list. It was, lie told him self. a particularly terrible name—doubly so when its mvver was a clergyman. He felt it to lie provocative of laughter, if not of con tempt. Even as a Howard, a Tallvert, a Montmorency, or a I'lantagisiet is called u]t on to live iqi to the great name he bears, Mr. Monlle found it incumbent on himself to en deavor to live away from his singular de signation. To counteract the sinister effects of such n name lie felt compelled to affect an air of cheer'fulness even under the most try ing circumstances w hieb fully justify a man's looking lugubrious, lie considered bis name a great drawback to him in his professional career. The gift which every young clergy man fancies lie possesses, of preaching im passioned sermons, was sadly shorn by his name. in this perverted age vvhen paus aie not considered signs of social depravity, Air. Mordle felt sure that a tear in his eye—even the delivery of a pathetic sermon—would he fatal. The' least lachrymose tendency in manner or wonts vvonic present t.m great a temptation to lie resisted by weak human nature: in spite of the best intentions the word "mordling" must suggest itself. A surname one cannot choose any more than one can choose a dark or a fair skin; hut whilst the curate was willing to allow that the name of Mordle was an unavoidable congenital misfortune, its conjunction with Sylvanus lie looked upon as afoul crime, and reviled the godfathers and godmothers wlio had tacked sueli a soft-sounding appella tion on to Mordle. On the principle of living it down, he was always brisk and cheery in his manner. It was never too hot. nev er too cold, never too windy for .Sylvanus Mordle. sunny, never t< He preached almost merry sermons, convey ed in short incisive sentences, rattled out in a quick, decisive, quite-beyoiid-doubt way. His phrases followed one another like the detonations of a cracker. They seemed de signed to slap the listener on the breast, and hammer amt hammer away at that sin-hard ened receptacle as il lncanintr l>y repeated blows to enforce conviction and obedience. They were crisp, strong, musai lar exhortations, eminently suited to tire spiritual needs of the poorer parishioners. Duly when he preached a funeral sermon cuuid Mr. Mordle's style he caviled at. On such an occasion he was hound to he doubly careful not to get his manner mixed up with his name, so sometimes his discourse did not quite satisfy the hc.eft relations and griev ing tiicnda. of But a funeral sermon was only due to a de ceased member ot one of the families of pie >iti*»ii ; iimreover, Oakhury is a healthy Spot, and when an important death did occur tl e rector was usiiulh in his place todo liisd: ty. So the Reverend Svlvanes managed very j well. For the rest, he was a man of about thirty, ! pleusant-looking and popular, not disdainful of the good tilings of this world, yet not haiikiTing after them—doing the whole work of a «•urate and three-fourths <d that of a i I . I, . I ! m im. Im one hundred and tw.-.itx pounds a | y,;u. It WM, lucky he bail as.1 con-t.tu turn anil a Mnall tortime of lus own ! , I hi> altiTiKMdi Mr. Monlle h-lt the I a I beiU «•\cu><"> no slight to hitaself. H« - heg- ; gc«l the tiiiiiiicrs mi_ r ht oot b«* ilisifirtu»«l. He j was «piite coiit«'iit that Missi uuisoii should j enti'i taiii him t< trot-trte as lung as possihh*. i He inquiicd it anj n«*ws liait arrived dfwmt the iiiis.-ing mother; then, bulling his at ten tioii to the child, went through a variety of tlioM* little action— which giown-up people, uelitly oi wiongly, siippo-e mgiatiate chil Noticmg how the pretty boy clung to Beatrice, lie complniicntcil her on her rapid conquest ot In- affections a n.mplimcnt in winch Miss clausm. nugiit have tound a deepe,mcmrnig lurking had dn* caret to look tor it. He would have called much du-:». earlier to learn wluit had transpired,.tint bad been compelled to attend a figi«iir^i'.ve«(il miles off. lie alluded to the melancholy reason for his delay with as much clicrfui ness as many people mention a welding. he asked. • In the boiisekis'pei s Foom." answered Beat rice demurely. Busy, of couiso—Saturday. Bad day to What are they about row? ' **AihI wlien* an* your inrlu «•ill. As tie jerked out his short sentences, Bea trice glanced at him and saw his eyes twink ling. Sue could not li Ip smiling. „ .. "Well w hat is it?" asked Mr. Mo»U?. The girl gave a little gurgle of laughter. The curate once in wit* repealed Ins question. said Beatrice, "they are "<>li, Mr. Mord I. tioilig the clothes ! '•<Julte* right: sonic one must do lliem. Now I yvomler,'' h«* continued in a more re llcetive way than usual, "i wonder if they look them out for the wash on Mondays." "Oh. no; not so had as that. But did yon ever know anything so fmrti.v?" "Took yon by surprise, of course?" said the curate briskly. "Yes. 1 had heard something about it, but the reality overwhelmed me. Uncle Horace doing woolwork was my first experi ence, The next morning I found Uncle Her bert «loliiig out stores to the cook. And to see them manage tlie house better than any woman !" "Dclightlul. 1 could tell you some very amusing things. Miss Ciauson." They are so kind and ami able 1 can't IK*ai' to laugh at them." "They are kind. I love them dearly. What my poor people would do w jtbout them I can't think. If they'll leave you enough to do. you're certain to lie happy here." Beatrice smiled. She iviiu-iuhcrcd the hor ror they had displayed at the bare thought of her having any part in the tlomesiie ar rangcmi nts of TlazTewood House. It seemed to Mr. Monlle that tie hart never seen Miss Ciauson look so bright and lively as slu* looked to-day. She looked most lovingly at the child, w ho, tired of his play, lay. peace fully oil her lap. I "Please don't. "lint I have not enough to do," she said, her hand the while caressing the boy's gold en head. k ".Mr. Morille, 1 wj.li you would help me in sujpothiuîf/*. ' "Anything—everyMitftg—command int\" said the curate in 1,is qfiickest, most decisive way. "1 have taken such a fancy to this dear little man, that, supposing his people do not reveal themselves, 1 want to persuade mv uncles to let me keep him. I could lie so ha|e py with him here." the boy. Now that lie saw whither his rash promise was to lead him, Mr. Mordle paused and hesitated. "1 am sure Uncle Herbert wouldn't mind," added Beatrice. "Mr. I'albert would never consent," said Mr. Mordle. She kissed and fondled "What harm would it do?" asked Beatrice. The Reverend Sylvanus was silent, did not like to tell the girl that the retention at llazlewood House of this mysteriously sent child might create scandal. ''You will help me, w ill you not?" pleaded Beatrice. The look in lier eves turned Syl vanns's heart into wax. So, with the weakness of mate humanity w hen thus assailed, hi* promised to do what he could to insure her wish being carried out. Beatrice gave Him a look of gratitude, the very remembrance of which lie felt would repay him for a much greater service than the one she entreated of him. By an# by lie took ids leave of her in that happy frame of mind peculiar to the man who has laid a lovely woman under au oldigation. Horace and Herbert he did not see. They were detained for an indefinite period. The linen paid in by the laundress did not balance with the counterfoil in the washing-book, so they had to go through it again—an annoy ing. hut a neeessarv task. He CIIAPTKK VI. ItKATRU'K TU! r Mi'll ANT. Miss Clausou carried lierjaiint. Her suc cess was due to a curious combination of events, as well as to her own persistence and eloquent pleading. She managed to get Un cle Herbert alone—a difficult matter, as the "Tabbies" were almost always together— and, after sundry arguments and entreaties, if unable to win his consent to her proposed arrangement, exacted a promise from him that lie would not object if Horace approved of her keeping the tmy. To be sure lie had not the faintest idea that Horace would con sent. Mr. Mordle, ttie adviser of the family, and Herbert Talbert thus brought on her side or rendered neutral. Horace remained the ar biterof the hoy's fate, and Miss Ciauson di rected all her energies toward making him yield. Like a clever girl she took eure that tin* young intruder should he no nuisance to any one, not even to the servants. When her lia bt* so a an des saw him they saw him at his best. At the first signs of bad behav ior Beatrice whip ]K'd him away. As he had not yet run amuck I through their bric-a-brac, nor demolished a | ru |, v plate, or detruncated a Chelsea ' he in figure, they had no fault to lind with his general behavior. Indeed they liked to set' j the little fellow about the place, and the eon tiding wav in which sometimes lie climlicd a ! uyou i ioJilt .e s kmc ware quite touching. He was not a lût afraid of these tall grave men. Children see further in some ways than grown-up people, mid no doubt the little boy felt instinctively that many excellent femi nine traits were hidden under the broad bosoms of the stalwart "Tabbies." They tacitly left his fate in abeyance for more' than a week ; then Beatrice*, who per haps trembled it*>t some childish act of mis chief might defeat lierenels. and who thought that the boy had well done his part ill the aff air by making himself so easily tolerated, attacked her uncles once more*. True to his promise*, Herbert said hi* brother must decide the matter. "Do you want the* child to stay?" asked Horace*, turning to the speaker. "1 told Beatrice you should decide." This answer assured Horace that Herbert knew everything that was to lie known. "My dear Beatrice." he said, "ttie thing is quite impracticable." Jl.-r mouth qtiivruil. Ii was clear she mill set her heart on keeping her new pet. "Why is it impracticable? What differ ence can a child make in a house like this? He vv ill lie my sole care." Uncle Horace looked uneasy. "My dear, you forget it may give rise to scandal." "Scandal! what scandal?" Horace grew red. One can't talk plainly to yotmg innocent girls without feeling how bad mankind in general is. "Hum— lia," lie said. "You must remem ber. Beatrice. we are two-single men; not elderly men. As soon as it is known that we have kept the child sent here so strangely, we give a handle to suspicion and scandal. Do you agree with me. Herbert?" "I am afraid it will be so, Beatrice," said Herbert, regretfully. Miss Ciauson drew herself up proudly. It was an action tin* Talberts always liked to see in the girl, and which had a great effect on them. It in de | j of i e j ! a "Surely, she said, "you of all people are ! above suspicion and scandal?" a | T| wm> to fhh ,„ thjs was (he tnith . T1 tvlt that )),, africe was rigid. , Wl.at after all ha,l scandal to «io with them? I- The domestic virtues and clockwork regula ; tioii of llazlewood House might <lefy the j breath of the most censorious world. As this j great truth «'aine home to hint Horace seem i «*«1 to purr with pleasure. But ho had no intention of yielding. He was for one thing Hindi annoyed withlfer bi*rt. Herbert evhleutly wanted tlie boy to stay. If so he should say so outright, not let Beatrice tight his hatttëk. So the most Bea trice could get him to promise was that tlie (> o V miglit remain for a few «lavs longer, ] u tW few days something happencHl. a Fiist ot a g„ ssip w ,. llt round tlie „HghlM.rh.Hal and eventually reached the ears of those w ho were gossijied about-the Talixa ta. They heard Ömt they were hap bot mgLfnd lhirtwyiin'rf eMeM son, wlitWe mysterious disappearance had been reported in the jiapers. Lord Iladwynn was an utter reprobate, and it was well known that his in jured wife hart smuggled ttie child out of ins way. Rady liadwyim was an acquaintance oft he Talberts; so that even Horace was tor a moment staggered when he iieard the theory propounded by liis neighbors. Then some kind creature wrote to the bereft hus band, and Ills lordship rushed down to Oak bnry fierce as a consuming flame—a flame w hjoh resolved itself into smoke when he Wasshbwii the boy, and found him nothing* like his missing son. After this, gossip should have died a natural death, but it did Dpt. People who are determined to swallow a monstrous tale will lick it into the shape they can deal with best. In spite of the 'Hil berts' strenuous denials and plain statements as to liow the child had been thrown upon I their hands, everybody would have it that if not Lord lladwynn's son he was some else's—meaning some one, probably, whose wife had, for private sons of her own, intrusted him to the Tal berts. one a nobleman's rea Even the reputation of being a harbor of refuge for a duchess or a countess in her dis tress is a flattering tiling; and the Talberts especially Horace, felt pleased, while laugh ing at the absurd idea. Perhaps it was for this reason that Horace at last yielded to his niece's solicitations ami astonished her day by saying— "Beatrice, if you really mean to keep that ehild for awhile, we will engage a nurse for one it." She saitl nothing, but gave llnele Horace a most grateful kiss. She must have grown wondrously fond of the baby, as her eyes were full of glad tears. That afternoon sh<; tlrove into Blacktown, and rigged the child ont from head to foot in new and dainty ratifient'; nothing was too good for him. Horace ami Herbert, who knew the prk*o ot lac»e, lawns, ami cambrics to a penny a yant, wondered lmw far her whim was going to carry b«*r. Perhaps they felt rather aggrieved that their aid had not said, gold Ih cii asked. They dearly loved a little shop ping, and could have chosen a trousseau or a layette with any woman under the sun. But the affair of the nursemaid was pecu liarly their own. If the Talberts had one gift of housewifery above another, it was their skill in engaging suitable semants. When they called on a lady for a maid's character, the questions they put were of the most searching and cogent nature. They were not satisfied with the broad assertion that she was sober, honest, and cleanly—they cross examined until they found out all the weak and strong points in her composition, then engaged her or not as they thought best. Many a confiding young woman, who fancied in going into ttie service of two rich bachelor gentlemen, she was about to have a grand, lazy, slatternly time uf it, found herself grossly deceived. Some even declared they'd rather have twenty mistresses than two sueli masters. Nevertheless it w as a good place, and any girl who had stayed at llazlewood House a twelvemonth might have had the pick of vacancies in the neighborhood. To have given satisfaction to ttie Talberts for so long was a three-volume character. At last, after a uumltcr of interviews with candidates, they found a nurse-girl who came up to the standard of their require ments. One wtio had no followers, and who made no objection to wearing a eai>—more over, the cap of the pattern they had them selves designed. A member of the Church of England, of course, w ho promised to com municate every two months, and to be con tented with Dorset butter during the winter. Mo tin* mysterious child was as good as adopted at llazlewood House. A serious question arose as to whether the infant lout ever been christened. .Miss Clan son felt sure it liait been. The child came to them too well dressed to supjiose such an important rite had las'll omitted. The Kev erend Sylvanus, who was known tobe dis gracefully lux alMiut sueli matters, did not urge that assurance should be made doubly sure, so no baptismal ceremony took place. After some consultation it was decided that the l*oy should lie known as Henry. "Henry," said Uncle Horace, "is a safe name; thoroughly adaptable to any station in life." •So Henry it was. The surname they left in abeyance, trusting that time or clytnce might some day reveal it. Every article of clothing worn by the child on its arrival was folded up and together with the direction card placed in the big safe. They might hereafter Ik* needed for tin- pu nmscs of identification. So Beatrice Clausou was continued in the possession of lier toy—her toy! In a month's time little Henry was every one's toy. The Talberts themselves were ashamed to say hmv glad they were that Beatrice's whim had been carried out, but it w as currently re ported that shortly afterward, when the Ixiy w as suffering from some transient childish ailment, the two tall brothers were seen in tently poring over that interesting work. Dr. Bull's Hints to Mothers! But this, 1 believe, was scandal. int\" dear not mv ha|e and said Syl out. the than lie of a The so He suc of and Un the him had con and or ar di him tin* any lia At a his set' He CHAPTER VII. Tin; OllKAT JUNE AtIUT. The wisest sometimes make mistakes. The most careful housekeeper has been known to spoil a pudding by putting salt instead of sugar cm it. I .et it, them, he no detraction from the Talberts* general administrative ability, that the nurse girl turned out badly. They Intel been so successful with cooks, par lormaids, housemaids, and kitchcnmuicl.s, that their failure In this one instance must not tie considered. The girl's misdeeds need not he* detailed, suffice it to say the- culmination of them was this—Horace and Herbert driving up the lane one evening, saw a young man and woman embracing vigorously and generally having a happy time* of it. They could not roc lii/.e the girl, hut felt sure she was one of their household, so the discreet Whittaker was ordered to wait at the side door and semi tli«' tirst arrival to his masters. Of course*, she repelled the accusation. She iiad indeed stepped out fora minute to ] k >st a le tter to her aged mother, but as for speak ing to, much less kissing a man—well she never did ! Alas for féminine veracity ! < In the hack of tier print dress was the impres sion of four lingers and a thumb, printed there in good black me del, for it was an un der-gardener who had succumbed to hei rtiarms. It was Herbert, who, whilst Hor ace expostulated, was seated at the table and than boy for per mis the his is mill this? how not we said It to ng so saw her back, who drew attention to this damning evidence. This gave rise to imper tinence and a month's warning, given in the most dignified and calm way by her masters. They decided to engage an older and stabler body, and being perhaps rather crest fallen allowed Miss Ciauson to haven voice in the matter. One morning a quiet-looking pale-faced woman waited upon them. She heard that a nurse was wanted and offered her sen ices. Character she had none to give, having been out of service for some years; but plenty of people would sjieak for her re spectability. The Talberts were much taken with her general demeanor; but hummed and hawed when they found she did not come red-hot. from a place. Horace examined her attentively through his eye-glass. "Haven't I seen you before?" he asked. "Yes, sir. 1 lived many years ago with Mr. Merton (T Cavendish Square. You were often at the house," She said her name was Miller, and that she was a widow. She sjioke well and in that respectful, hut not servile, way which the Talberts liked. If they could bring them selves to get over the absence of credentials, ami deny themselves the pleasure of calling on and cross-examining a former mistress, they thought this woman might do. Beatrjee had no doubt about it ; and ii)Min such inquiries as could he made being an swered satisfactorily, Mrs. Miller was in stalled in the place of the frail failure whose escapade with the gardener hint lowered the whole moral tone of the establishment. A gkldy girl in a bachelor's establishment means destruction. But Mrs. Miller was a vhry different mat ter. Miss Ciauson found lier perfection— nimble-handed, kind, and experienced— moreover quite qualified to fulfill the duties of lady's maid when occasion required. Whittaker a) »pro visl of her. She was a co adjutor after his own respectable heart. The first one to be considered, the boy, took to her as readily as lie had taken to Beatrice. Horace and Herbert, in spite of the sharp look out they kept for a while, could find no tiaw in her conduct, and when at the end of two months they ascertained that she had used less soap—four cakes less than her predecessor had during her short stay, they began to think they had acquired a treasure. "For the child looks as clean as ever," said Herbert to Horace. "I always felt sure that girl left the soap in the hot water and forgot all about it." The last winter months and the spring months passed very quietly at llazlewood House. The Talberts and their niece dined occasionally with the best families in the neighborhood, and in return the Talberts asked the best families to dine with them. The seven day's wonder about the boy had almost died away. Every one of course felt sure he was somebody, but no one knew what body. If there was any scandal the serene brothers heard it not It is true that old Lady Bowker, a very important person age, paid them a visit on purpose to find out all about everything. She had kjiown the Talberts as boys, so felt entitled to ask them point blank for an explanation. People who have known you as a boy are as a rule great nuisances. * She tolit them she wanted to speak to them on private business, so Beatrice left the Then she turned from one to the oth er of the grave, long-faced men— "Now, Horace, now, Herbert, what is the meaning of this affair? Who is the boy you are making such a fuss about?" "I don't think we ever make fusses," said Herbert, in a deprecating way. "Certainly not," said Horace, with decis* are (he the He to let in he if of a in room. i< m. "Well mysteries, they—we all want to know who this child really is—tin* chilli who in the dead of night wrapped up In an antimacassar or something—came by l'iek ford's van, I am told." "I wish you could tell us, I .ally Itowkcr. We know no more than you do. ' "That's all nonsense, Horace. 1 hear you have engaged a nurse, and that the child is to stay with you. I think you are most in considerate." "We are never inconsiderate, a gift not she the To for con as the to an dis not left big for the say re in came said Hor *» ace. "Certainly not," said his brother. "Yes, you arc. You are inconsiderate in not letting at least one sate discreet person into the secret. Some one like myself who could vouch for you." "We don't want to be vouched for. "Yes, you (lo—I don't see you are any bet ter than other people." I.-.idv Bowker was growing cross at their mil I obstinacy. ••You are most inconsiderate toward Miss Here, a week after she comes to Ciauson. live with you, this infant makes its appear ance ! Of course people say you were only waiting until there was a lady at llazlewood House to look after hinr." "People say that, do they?' asked Horace, reflectively. "What else can they say? 1 don't say so; but then I have known you so long. 1 say that you have some excellent reason tor keeping this child; hut you ought to tell one person at least who he really is.' "But we don t know." Now toll mo, liko good Yos, you do. mon. Tlioy ropoatod their simple statement, add ing that the ehild was kept by Beatrice's ex press wish ; also because they hoped the mys tery would one day be solved; and because they themselves felt a friendly disjiosition toward the little waif. "I don't believe a word of it," said Lady Bowker rudely, and rising to go. The broth ers smiled calmly. "You will only have yourselves to blame for the scandal," continued their visitor. Still they smut'll. "Dear Lady Bowker," said Horace, softly, "will you still ask ns to dinner occasionally?" "Of course I shall." "And still honor llazlewood House with your presence?" "Yes—when you ask me." "Then," said Horace, "we feel we can hold our own against the world." Lady Bowker drove away in a thorough bad teni|ier; hut feeling more certain than ever that the child was somebody. Indeed, she managed to convey to most pi'ople the impression that she was in the secret. "Lady Bowker is a trille vulgar some times," said Horace sadly. "She is," assented Herbert. It was a painful thing for them to be com pelled to make such an accusation against a well-known member of the aristocracy, but they were conscientious men, and spoke tire truth even when it lacerated their feelings. Then in a quiet methodical manner they went to work ami dusted all the Oriental china in a large cabinet on the first landing. They were fond of Oriental china, whic h they considered the aristoc rat of ceramic«. to of of >st In [To be Continued.] According to a New York corres pondent of the Indianapolis Journal, John U. McLean of the Cincinnati En quirer, William Henry of the New York World, and ex-l'ortmaster («en crai Hatton will probably dependent paper in New York, million dollars with which to start the venture i- said lo i ». » available, and still more can I*.- >. emvd ii rcqiiiivd. issue an ni One Rev. Frank !.. Norton, of Albany, i- i clergy Ir lb D., dean the wealthiest • n 'U .ini' ne.., pti si lily in the ng ol>:, bl V world. He is reputed lo expend in charity a large fortuite annually. He is a clever writer and remarkable preacher. IBs home, surrounded by a singularly attractive family, is famed for its generous hospitality. His study, overlooking the Hudson and heights beyond, i- the resort of the most learned and attractive couvcr-ationalists of the time. There was no city in Europe vviin a million inhahitants at the beginning of the present century, the most populous being Jjoiidon. with Nik't.iHMl persons. There arc now live European cities with upward of a million inhabitants, and the first two of which contain iu the a; r.BOJ.ooo persons. In America, at the beginning of the cen tury, there were no cities that would now he regarded as more tliau fourth class towns; the population of New York was about tio.OotJ. At the last census there were twenty-six in tho United States which exceeded that fig ure. It is a singular fact that tho popula tion of Franco is decreasing, instead of increasing. The mortality among in fants belonging to the poorer classes is appalling. So, abo, is the death rate among the orphans or foundlings left to the charge of the communes, who are placed out to u tinte, and drop out of life in largo numbers during the tirst year of their exi-teuco. This can hard' ly be wondered at when babies iu the first year of their existence are paid for at the rate of only (i to 15 francs a mouth, and of this sum of from 4 to 10 sous a day the nurse is supposed to lotlge, feed am! care for the child. It appears that the Clevelauti gem, which the enterprising manager of Miss Minnie 1'altuer claims to bu worth $30,» (too, is not a pure stone, and is not worth more than $3,000. In the strong box at Tiffany's there is a gem about the size of the Cleveland that is valued nt .* 200 . 000 , and another not so large vnirtli $125,ooo. Th«* stock of the Tif fany's i< rated at !jt(i,000jKtO, more thau two-thinb of which i* in diamonds, cut, uncut, set and unset, and imdmling those rare stones, a red diamond and a black diamond. No machine lias vet been found able to cut the black «lia nioml. Uf Robert Treat I'aiue the Boston Advertiser says: "When nearly 80 years old, and not in strong health, lie made a solitary journey to California on the occasion of the eclipse of 1880. He left the train on a lonely prairie, where the station was the only building, and where no mau or beast was to be seen. The total eclipse was to last only thirty seven seconds, and, in his anxiety to secure a correct observation of the ex act moment when the sun reappeared, he deprived himself of the satisfaction, after his long journey, of viewing the eclipse as a spectacle that he might at tend more closely to the beats of his chronometer." Trees computed to be over five thous and years ohl have tieen found in Af rica, :il«I a cypress iu Mexico is said to have reached a still greater age. The oldest individual specimen of any spe eds—in fact the oldest liviug thing upon the globe—is probably the cy press of Santa Maria del Tute, in the Mexican State of Oaxaca. If estimates of tree ages are to be reli.-d upon, the life of this venerable forest monarch may have spanned the whole period of written his.ory. At last accounts it was still growing, and iu 1801, when Humboldt saw it, it measured forty-two feet iu diameter, one hundred and forty six iu circumference anil two hundred and eighty-two feet between the ex iremities of two opposite branches. A daily Defalcation« an is in The lion. Jolm Kelly, til« head an<l front of Tammany Hail, a man of strict integrity, an indefatigable worker, early at his office, late to leave, so burdened with business that regular meals were seldom known by him, with mind in constant ten and energies steadily trained, finally broke down ! The wonder is that he did not An honest man in in Sion sooner give way. all things else, he acted unfairly with Ins physical resources. drawing upon this hank lie to was ever without.ever depositing a collateral. The account overdrawn', the hank now in the suspends und both are hands of medical receivers. It is not work that kills men. It is regularity of habits and mental worry. No man in good health frets at his work. Rye and bye when the bank of vigor suspends, these men will wonder how it all happened, and they will keep wondering until their dying day unless, perchance, some candid physician or interested friend will point out to them how by excessive mental effort, by constant worry and fret, by plunging in deeper than they had a right to go, they have produced that loss of ner vous energy which almost invariably expresses itself in a deranged condi tion of the kidneys and liver, for it is a well-known fact that the poison which the kidneys and liver should remove from the blood, if left there in, soon knocks the life out of the strongest and most vigorous man or woman. Daily building up of these vital organs by so wonderful and j healthy reputed a specific as Warn er's safe cure, is the only guarantee that our business men can have, that their strength will he equal to the labors daily put upon them. Mr. Kelly has nervous dyspeptic we learn, as we have said, a break down of nerve torce. His case should he a warning to others who, pursuing a like course, will certain ly reach a like result.—The Sunday Herald. a h Railroad Time-1 ab la Illinois Contrai Railroad. doing North — Loaves New Orleans 9:15 a in, Exprc rives at Jackson ô;45 p in, leaves l»:05, ar rives at (Iraud Junction at !l:10 ft in. ar Mail— Loaves New Orleans 5:30 p in, anives nt Jackson 12:35 am, leaves 12:40 reaches(iriind Junction 8:55 a in. Mixed—Leaves New Orleans 7:15 a in readi es Jackson 5:;H> p m, leaves (»:I5 p in reaches («rami Junction 1:15 a in. doing South — Express—Leaves (Jrand Junction 1:20 p m, reaches Jackson 10:30 p in, leaves 10:35 p in, reaches New Orleans 7 a in. Mail—Ismvi« Grand Junction 7:10 p m, ar rives at Jackson.. 3:30 a in, leaves 3:35 am arrives at New Orleans 10:45 a in. Mixisl—Leaves Grand Junction 0:50 a in, ar rive* at Jackson 8: 0 a iu leaves 0 50 m iu urrivu* at New Orleans 5:20 pm. Viokahuru & Meridian Railroad. East Hound Trains. Mail—Leaves Vicksburg S:P0 p in arrive, at Jackson 10:20 and leave* at 10:35 p iu, arrives ut Meridian at 4:20 a rn. Express, or Accommodation—Leave Jack sou 7:30 a in, arrives at Vicksburg 0:16 am. Loav<* Vicksburg 1:30p in, and arrives at Jackson 3:45 p rn. Local Freight leaves Vicksburg 4:15 a m. arrives at Jackson at 8:35 and leaves at 910 a in, arrives at Meridian at 0:45 p m West Hound Trams. Mail, leav«* Meridian 10:20 p m, arrive* In Jackson 3:20 and leaves at 3:40 a m, ar ri\ at Vicksburg 0:00 a m. I .«nul Freight, leaves Meridian 0:00 a ni, ar rives in Jai-kson at 3:45 and leaves nt 4:30 p in arrives in Vicksburg 9.-00 p m NatohcM. Jack sou and Colomba«. Eastward—Leaves Natchez daily- at 3:15 p in, arrlvus at Jackson 9:30 p in, Westward—Leaves Jackson daily at 6:00 a in, arrives at Natchez 11:50 a m. Fi eight Train, daily, Sunday excepted Leavee JacKson 9:00 a in, arrives from Natchez at 6:30 p m. Yazoo and Miaaiaaippi Valley Going North—Leaves Jackson 0:80 a m, rives at Yazoo City 10:20 a in. Going South—I .eaves Yazoo City at 1:30 p m, arriving at Jackson at 5:30 p ni. ar M. A O R. R.-At Meridian NOKTH. ■ — T . , SOUTH, No 1 Arrives 6:10 a mi No 2 Arrive 10:25 p m " 1 Loaves 5:15 a up "2 Leaves 10:90 p m " 3 Arrives 7:25 p m ' 4 Arrives 7:32 a in 3 Leaves 7:40 p mj " 4 Leaves 7:62 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 North leaves Mobile at 2 p m, and arrives at Meridian at 7:25 p m. u CORPULENCY lh cipc and notes how to harmless- ly, effectually and rapidly cure - — i i obesity without semi-starvation dietary,etc. Kuropenn Mail,Oct. 24 th says: "Its effect is not merely to reduce the amount of fut, hut by affecting the source of obesity to induce a radical cure of the disease. Mr. R. makes no charge wh'itevcr; any person,rich oi poor, can obtain his work gratis,by sending « cts. to cover postage toF.t. Ki SSKI.I,. k*S-. Wsbam Hmv, Stare Ht., KedforS Hq., ■— -t„ n « - ^liîfeLA8IE^__. Correlated with VaxterUlt l'nfrénkr tnrhe« advantage) in every Department. Snlendidttew build ing. Ample Faculty. Music,Art,CalUUteuica. Health. AccessibllDv. For Cntalugue. address "*• Key. «KO. W. r. FRICK, ft. I* re«., Ma.bviils.Te»*. z > help v. wild-- mmies. to in ANTKD—In every town city and county, un intelligent, euer getie lady of good address and some business ability, to introduce to the trade and ivîinumers Madam Deans W Ckmjuatkd Set .val Supporting (Jolts RT. Retails at $l.f>0 Splend idly advertised: highly recommend ed by the leading Modiste,fashionable Dressmukers and the most eminent Physicians of the United States and Europe. Liberal pay. making£U> to $<>» weekly. Lkwis Sciiih.k A Co. .»ad Board way, X. V. Agents are Address lie the • > Of-'Jv-*-. **r. /! It by in it or to m •i V m fp ■: -1 m MAYDWELL MEMPHIS, TENN. Denier in all kiwis of Marble Work, such a.s Tombstones, Monu ments, Mantles, etc., etc. All ot which will he sold at extremely LOW FIGURES. Write for what wou want and get estimates. It will he to your inter est to do so. THOMAS MA YD WELL, Memphis, Tenu tes gKEESSSSSg - p. — t H u 3 k IRON J fmm m r o* * o. % « S 0) T* o Uçj 3B rn 35 o \ ? ¥ et & U \vVvSj 1 g 9 Tiffs Is nature's great respirer of health, ami Is the only preparation uf Iron that combines all Of its gooff qualities, without producing the unpleasant after ortects wli ich characterize all other preparations of Iron. It is pleasant and agreeable to the taste, and can be taken and retained by the most delicate stomach. )t is the only preparation of Iron that will not constipate the bowels,or blacken ami de stroy the teeth. It Is easily and readilv taken up and assitnilated l»y the binud, mid Is, therefore, the greatest remedy known for General Debility, Dyspepsia, Imllacs. linn, Nervousness, Female Diseases, Scrofula, Chronic Rheumatism, Con valescence from typhoid and Malarial fevers, and all Diseases and Impuri ties of the Iilouil. pm»a«d only by S, MANSFIELD A CO., M'f'gChemists, Memphis, Tenn., U.S.A. PRICE, $1.00 PER BOTTLE. 3 3 ü » di p S3 The geimioe lias a deep blue wrapper with whit« letter* au4 the above picture on the label. r m. at m In R. G. CRAIG & CO. GARDEN, 5RA*5S & FIELT SEEDS, 1GRICUL TUitfL I'JPLEMEiTi, MKMI'IIttt, » « X. FREE TO ALL. O UR new llluorauv) floral t'.talugue of B9 page«, poalaining atworiptiua brteea of the best rarleti« of FlaaU, Oardeu ud flow cr Seed», Baiba, KooU. Hbraba, 4œ»ll VrulUtuJ Trcea will bo mailed Free to 'all applicant«. Ten Roses mailed for One Dollar to an, retail. aaii WhoicMtle ao4 NAN2 & NEUNERI htasMt p a HAVE YOU A CARDEN? SEEDS IF YOU HAVE YOU WILL NEED And will want Ihe beat at the least money. Then mv new Seed Catalogue will surprise you. No matter «her« you hare beeu dealing it will snvt money. It if mailed Free to all, and yon ought to hart It before baying anywhere. WM. H. MAULE. 1X9 ft 131 Front Bt.. Philadelphia. p % WILL BUY ONE ALL RIGHT Self-feed, STRAW Ac i IIAY CÜTTKB. A**®*^^ The knife is Sreel, anil tempered.and I is fastened to lever with ihr« bolts, I and can be easily taken off to sharpen. wr ■ The length of cut is regulated by the lever to which the knife is bolted. ^The higher the lever is raised the longer it will cut. All arc warranted. Send for circular which wilt lie mailed FBEJS. l.NEM AItK MACHINE CO.. Newark. O. this mow _ ELASTIC TRUSS JHaa a Cod different from all 'others,is cup shape, with Self _ ^ Adj listing Bal I i n center, adapt« SENS (BLE JV itself to all positions of the body I TRUSS S while the ball 0) the cup . no99/w presses back the intes i tines just as a pçrgpo does With the finger. NyitfiTight pressure the Her DiaTs held securely lia y and night, and a radical cure certain. It is easy, durable and cheap. Sent by mall.'Ci£ eutorofruc. - -- KhtiUSTOS.TKlSS It)., tika«*. Vk/ I I 10 SLm! $ m t A 0 ULj Canal St root, Xow Orloans > The White 18 aes im •fe hi . ..-1 V THE EASIEST SELLINC; THE BES SATISFYIN Sowing Machine. _Jl* iidrodurt, ... un, i wtirlil ri novuni] reputa tion was the lient Ji-hiow to lligh-prif ei| inaeiiilleh There are no Sii onil Hand White Machine* ni the market. 'i'lirt i- a very iin|»>rtiiiit matter, a* it j* a well known anti iiinlia|mte<t fact that manv of the *» colled limb class machines which are' ofl'ered cheap now-n-day* ur.- :Iioh> Unit lir , e l.een recou ses *e I (that is, taken back from en ..minors alter use) and rebuilt and put on the market ns u.-vt . The White is the peer ot anv sewing machine now uj-oii tin- market. It is much larger than the family inn- aine- of the Singer, Howe and Weed mate It costs more to manufacture than either of ihe aforesaid machines. Its construct km is simple, positive and d lim its workmanship is unsurpassed. KO ble. Do Not Buy any Other Before Trying THE WHITE. Prices and Ternis Matic Satisfactory AGENTS WANTED! Ill//it StH'i/tij Machine Co., CLEVELAND, O. A Complete Medical Work t Women, handsomely boiiun in c loth and illustrated. Tells how vent and eure all diseases of the s b-y a treatment at home. Worth its weight in Gold to every lady sutler ng irom any of these diseases. < ) /e 0,000 sold already. Postpaid 50 Cents. Postal Note ps. Address NUN DA PUR i Ml IN G CO., Nuiida, N. Y. or to pre CX, ont; 2-tl or • •*. n * ;> - i F V sl. *r A A -V r — • l ai* V ■ t : ■ i tifîb* r ■r ii * ïftMlW mwy * _ I m V i I cr f\/iM v / ,y „XA.' .' r * . »; Os /a 6 c'a & w lV *9 SSNk'v V b hSU'WîT; I y W. urn mwAW.' l r'A t «yi.V'in-« T. D, ANDERSON. Winona, Miss., .A. j 3 0.*: J NSFIELD'S y , oUfsr/iAj, CREOLE if <9 A j V f ( ■ £0' I 4! \V \ lUf ANTKD to restore gray liair toits orig :olor. benutv and softness; to stop it from J out: to restore a vigorous circulation totho : in eiv tone to the secretions of ihe scalp; oi I to keep the head free from dandruff'. it.i: > luliin llllid" AS A HAIR DRESSING It is Unsurpassed. It is delightfully perfumed, pleasant to use, and the GEM OF HAIR RESTORERS. It will not stain the skin, or soil the finest linen, .ml will cause the hair to grow where it has suf feted injury or decay by neglect or disease. NONE GENUINE without the trade mark of the inventors. Ask your Druggist for it. MANSFIELD MEDICINE COMPANY, MEMPHIS, TENN. SOLE MANUFACTURERS. Jk 4 0., 304 Usant St, ti:,s.f —*. or Trsvrlt 2 leh tre Farquhar'z Improved Cotton Planter ta Very Simple sad Perfeet in Iu Operation ; Drops Unrolled Seed or F er till ■ «er with retusrLible re«- [Ulsrity ln «ny I desired am- ount. It is the Cheapest, most Keltible i S £um tasse d Ï i H 5 Ûi and Bos« ... -»'t'OTTO N FJLANTKK in existence. 8£XD »OK CATAUtalg. Address. A. tt FAUUIH4 It. Vork. F*.