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™GSBgKrjW£u,> - HOME MEN AND HOME RULE. _ J VOI. 2L— NO. 18. IIAZLEIIURST, COPIAH COUNTY, MISS., DECEMBER 24, 1885. _ $2.00 A YEAB. PROFESSIONAL CAROS. : JTCTmeadeT Attorney nt I HAZLEBUR8T. MIHS. _ A. ft. Mil-1 * A. "• P. CM MILLER & CONN, A ttorm\VM nt I HAZl.KHURHT. MISS. JO. PURSER.^ Attorney nt 1 -*nw, HAIUMPMT, MUM._ S. E RAMSEY. Attorney nt I^i", IIAZI.KIII'IIAT, MUM. L. ». haimi*. o. "• SOSSS. HARRIS & DODDS. AtlorneyN nt I IIVZI.EIll’ItHT. MISS. “ DR. JESSE R. JONES, Practicing Physician. HAZLKIIUKHT. MISK DR. G. W. PURNELL. riivsicinn and Surgeon, % M ULKHPRKT. MUIH MTU, B.OATMtJB. OATIS & OAT1S. Physicians ami Surgeons, llAZLKIfl’KMT. miss. DR. S. F. CARR, Ursiilonl Driilint, llAZLKHt’KST. MISS. I iffera hi* karri''** to lli» }Mjl»h<* and KVnr*iit«va *«tufnctkMl. (HB.toirtr I’o^t* DR. J. H. MAGRUDER, DENTIST, UAZLKHUKST, miss. Ali work Kti*raut**«*d. OlfWv in Ma-ooi ■ llall l-uildiir*. M|» «faln». *>*•! *tJa rt* lr»*ad G. D. LO\VE“ Justice of Peace and Notary Public, HAZLKHUltST, MISS, oiftc* in fiont of iVmrtboriM*. F.E.HEIWAY, “**“ VAk>* A*t> HiPAinii Wagons, Buggies and Plows. Krsrs on it a n I* STEAM PIPES ANO FITTINGS, TUIE13AUS. 1*11*13. AND DOM AMY FARM AND MACINE BLACKSMITH1NG. tcp. or. pewiv, Mxnufai tur r and i -pair • of ISuggies, Wagons and Plows —AAD— GENERAL FARM WORK. . Q Front htrvrt, ».<( ,idr nf rail* road. fori Gcarantecd and Pnces Reasoaatile. TONY'S HOUSE, So. 140 l*oydr»s Stre**l. hat warn St. Cbarlaa aad Camp Striata, SKW OULEANH, L\. LODGING AT REASONABLE PRICES. To, v iltiiuti, Proprietor. W. P. HUGHES, BOOT m SHOEMAKER, NKAll OLI> POHTOFFIOK. Good Work and SaMoa Gnaraatcei liar It* liti rwt, Mina. -AT— JACKSON, MISS. Yoanic mao of aaa**? and Intrllltcanoa who do,ira to inaka tbair way in tb» world hv habit, of a,ooontv aud thrlr own lit* •kustriooa otZocts will havo th» La»t ad vaiitago# offarad tLrin la thla iaatitution for actpdriDf a thoroq*U_ bu»i»r<, odaco» Forty Dollar* aacorrs a aehoUrahip for a compMH ooum taBook-Koaplo* and Pan man,Lip. Ilia vutlra mmbw to aocnra a Diploma rioad uot rxoaod #100, uu-ludlnr arhnlarabip. Board, Uooka, Stationary and Waablnc. Tli<- awviud aaaaioo ad fnla wall rata bll ah ad arhool hri;ln* Hapt. Iftth, IKv Ha ad for circular* aad ■pacinirua of paa laaatiiliK ROUDEBUSU A WYATT. Proprietor*, lOUTZ’B HORSE AND CATTLE POWDERS *o ik nt will <iw rnut. jon or icaw ra r»«. 1/ >uKii lowooto aro mr4 _ fiian l*>wi>tn«lil»n«fr oxlptoffoi WoM 1 not rat r«w1r« will !»»»**.« Uarao n f<#»U tnItn I’nwitm will hwr. wr ••'■» naaonijr of will Til imw IWMiy H» **»*- aw* *•*' >** t» PoaMft'l'»w4m w«l rwro nr pr*r**1 ah* wt air'.’ [i to waM Nonwial raltotfl au.»*#rc rmra rowiwaa wm ar» utwicTitt. MUltWTWMN. M*» V. FOOTS, Proprietor. •alt: none. mb. L. 1. BRITTAIN wAgw.wmmOT. ... -DEALER IN General Merchandise, KEEPS CONSTANTLY ON HAND A FULL LINE OF Dry Goods and Groceries, Boots, Shoes, HATS AND CAPS, Boys', Youths’, and Gents’ Clothing. -HIS STOCK OF— LADI ICS' 1 )KI0SS GOOI>N I. of tho »erv latent .tjlra, aud pricea nr* an low aa the lowett. Ife i* now pro* pared to fumuh Pianos, Organs, Violins and other Musical Instruments AT LOW FMURES ASP ON REASONABLE TERMS. TAiLO,u' i iSS* eilf *>•»»** a CURPATLNTS^'Mli 6. L RAGSDALE, HAZLEHURST, - MISS., AOE.NT FOK THE HALK OF Hardware. Machinery, Boilers, Engines, Saw Mills, Corn Mills, Caneand Rice Mills, Hand and Horse Power Hay and Cotton Presses, GlnS, &o. WOOD AND IR *N wo HR IN MnHiiiier.v ol* All Kinds. Turl>ine Water Win eW, Cltvular Saw*. Belting, KmkIiuw, Oil*. E'lnory Wln>«l», nut) Mill f*u|»nlie« of all klut)«. We Kell Mut lituiTV a* low at It tan I* __ AM bought III Orl.nn*. Ml. Uoiiia or aieiu* TAVi.OR r»iFG. CO. ■“* I Haro in Stock u Full Assortment of Hardware. Call ami Kxamiuo Stuck ami Prices. MILLSAPS & BROTHER, tt /v - ivrxs»x«»xx»x»x, - DEALERS IN— Staple Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware, BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, CAPS, ami (UCNKUAL Plantation Supplies. \\>have ju<t into Hi* Baaa Mton*. where w.»will U< pleased !■* eewour |>a> , troiK. We lm\<> mi him I u complete •stock of iresh nuiv j:nml» .uitalilo to tlie xnaeoa, which we i>ru|M«i« t<> m»II at low pries*. (n I aud examine < ur n«*od«. We will eon tinuallv *ee|> 'in baud a coinplct • .lock of nice trch ipxeW.tluu shoddy, and intcn I to distribute tli*'111 among the people. Wo incite the Kadi*** especially to call aud ex* atniue our Drct* tiouih. JOKL LILLY. FOOLER 0. BRITTAIN. LILLY & BRITTAIN, Lower Story Masonic Hall, HAZLEHURST, MISS., —DEALERS IN— General Merchandise, KKKI* CONSTANTLY OX 1IANI> A FULL LINK OF IGROGERIES, AND RKCEIVTNO A FULL LINK OF Slii|il«‘ ami Fancy Hoods, ( lolliinir. Hoots. Siloes, Hals, Domestic, Calico, Hosiery, Handkerchiefs, Lacc, Trimmings, Canned Goods, Hardware, And everythin^ u.uillv hep’ lu a tlrst-rla** stop*. Call and examine our stock and pnc. WK WILL N »T BE UNIlKKSOl.lk F. M. REDDING* KATE M. McMAHTER. F. M. BEDDING S CO., FRONT HTURET, OFINWITF. DEPOT. nAaiiiniiunBT, - - - - Misaiaaiprii DEALERS IN STAl'LE AND FANCY l Highest Price Paid for Country Produce of All Kinds. SMALL PROFIT AND QUICK SALES FOR CASH. H. BUIcNLEY & SON, WHOLfLJiLE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN Drugs, FatNit Medicine, Paint, Oils, STATIONERY, TOBACCO, CIGARS, Toilet Articles, Notions and Sundries. LIBERAL DISCOUNT TO MER0HANT8 AND COUNTRY DEALER8. Prescriptions and Family Receipts Compounded with the Greatest Care and at A! ^ A^**tiours of the Night. WEST^WDE FRONT STREET, Saslelixirat, - - - MANUFACTURERS AND BOLE BltOFRlfiTORB OF THE CELEBRATED Burnley’s Omnicura, the Great Chill Kerned). A FRIDAY CHILD. | Whan I put on my white etraw summer hat It blow*; And when my dog cart I would drlvo, on that It snow*: In winter time abroad I do not roam, Ilcoauso The day my new red sleigh come* Jingling borne It thaw*. * The girl wha of all rosebud blooming gtrla I picked, And loved fur ber sweet eyes, lips, check* and curl*— Kbo kicked. And wbou the muu I hale, poor, ttupld.mcan And grim. Came by,with farewell glance for mc.my queen Took him. I bought Weat Shore at nlnelylbroe-great stroke | For me; And the nrit day. a* sure as fate, (he broke To throe; Were la barber all the world would kuow My chair; And all mankind would wear douse batrds, and grow Long hair. Were I a preacher, quickly the tollleo* turn. With utter ruin to my bu»lne*». tbon Would come. l’U be an undertaker; then I can Defy Tbe laws of uatunv for no living man Would die. —HunUttf, in *V. 1'. Star. CUIUNG"U\rCHAiM& # ________ Strongo Superstitions Rife In an Old English Settlement. Year* ago a number of ('migrant* from Devonshire, Lancaster, Cornwall, Yorkshire ami other counties of En gland settled in Northern Pennsylvania, near the New York State line. They had made some of the finest farm* in the State and are the Irest of citiaen*, but many of them cling witli singular tenacity to a strange belief in the efti cncy of certain chanu* that have been used for centuries among the class to which they belonged in England. The charmed ring cure for epilepsy Is one ol these. Only a few days ago a jew eler at Honcsdale was called upon by a resident of the settlement, who had with him his daughter, a sickly girl of fifteen. The girl produced nine En glish two-penny pieces, from which the jeweler was requested to make a ring to tit tho girl's middle finger. It was necessary, the farmer said, that a por tion of eaeli coin should be used and the rest of the pieces saved and re turned to his daughter. The coins were given her by nine boys, as near her own age as could be found, which would give to the ring a charm which, when she put it on. would cure her of epilepsy, from which she was suffering. This In- maintained wu- a cure' that^ was always tried in Devonshire and never failed. If the victim of epilepsy was a male, the nine coins must be presented by nine females. Some of these farmers keep the skins of adders in or on their houses and buildings, believing them to bo a cer tain clianu against lire. To cure ague the patient Is taken to a spot where two roads cross, and an oak tree is found us near the spot as possible. A lock of bis hair is lifted up and driven into the tree with nn ash peg. The patient must then tear himself loose,’ leaving the hair sticking in the tree, und walk away without looking be hind him. Sufferers with erysipelas, by wearing in a silken bag around their neck a toad from which the right hind leg and the left fore leg has been cut until the mutilated reptile dies will get well of the disease. Thu tongue cut from a living fox, these charm be lievers say, earried about the poison will ward off disease of all kinds, lint as the person carrying ouc of these fox tongues will surely die if he should happen to meet a fox at any cross roads. the charm is seldom invoked. One old resident of the settlement car ries in ids pocket constantly an im mense tooth fri m a human jaw. The tooth, he says, was taken from tho mouth of a man who was hanged in Hertfordshire more than a hundred years ago after the man was dead, and was earried by the present owner’s father, grandfather and greatgrand father. It is carried as a preventive for toothache, tho tooth from n dead per son’s mouth being a certain charm against that malady. The owner of the tooth *nys he never had the tooth ache in his life. A double hazelnut car ried in the pocket or about the person is also a preventive of tho disease. The charms for the dispersion of warts believed in by many of these hon est farmer* are numerous nud most singular. For instance, if a person with wart* on bis or her hands will, write down the number of them on the band of a tramp’s hat without the tramp knowing it he will carry the warts away with him—that is, they will gradually disapiiear from the per son’s hands and appear on those of the trump. By cutting a notch on a green elder-stick for every wart a person may have, rubbing the stick on every wari. and then burying it in the barn-ynrd until it rots, the worts may bo cured. Warts may also be removed by taking a black snail, nibbing it on all the warts at night, and impullng tho anr.il on a thorn bush, repeating the jvjccss nine consecutive nights, by which time the warts and the snail will both bo shriveled up. Another way to get rid of warts is for the person to seeafosar al pass unexpectedly, wherever;be may be, and, as it passes, rub his waits quickly and ropont the words: “Warts and corpse pass away and nover more return." Green peas may also bo used to advantage in taking off warts. Let the afflicted person take as many poas as he has warts and touch each wart with a different pea. He must then wrap each pea in a separate piece of paper and bury them socretly In the shade of an ash tree or under a hazel bush. If peas are not In season and the person with warts does not csre to try the efficacy of any of the above* named charms, let him select as many pcoblrs as be bas warts. Sewing them up la a small bag, he most take them 1 to where four roads cross and throw the bag over hla left shoulder. This oharm will never bo resorted to, how ever, l»y person* who have no mali ciousness in their hearts, for if. by chance, any other person tind the bag and o|>en It the warts will appear on hi* hand. A wen la usually a troublesome and unsightly thing to he afflicted with, but the victims of wen* need not suffer long if they believe In the English charm. Take a common snake. Hold it by the head and tail, and draw it backward and forward nine times over the wen. Thou cork the *nako In a bottle and bury it. If that fail* the pa tient must not repine, but simply wait until the next May Day. Hise early in the morning of that day before the -un has disturbed the dew. Go to a grave yard, and. by passing the hand three times from head to foot over the grave, co)MtiMMdcw that lies on the grave of tuciawyoung person who was bur* iod in the yard. If the victim of tho wen is a woman the grave must be that of a man, and vice versa. Apply the dew immediately to the wen, utid a cure is guaranteed. In England, ac cording to the oldest resident of the settlement, tho “dead stroke" was con sidered a never-failing cure for wens. This was the stroking of the affected part with the head of a dead animal. The charm for curing nosebleed is a curious one. If a person is subject to nosehh ed ho may effect a cure by going to n person oi the opposite sex atm re questing lmn or lu r to purchase u piece of lace, such as may lx* specified, for the person making the request. When the lace is brought the person must take it and neither pay for it nor return thanks for it. He must make a neck tie out of the lace and wear it for nine days, and he will never have the nose bleed again. If the person is too mod est or gallant to get the laco In that way let him catch a toad, kill it and wear it around his neck in a bag until it sickens Idm. His nose will never bleed again. If a person lias crumps in (lie legs or foct at night he lias but to place his stockings in shape of a cross on the tloor in front of his bed when he retires, or lay his slippers under the bed, soles upward. Placing the shoes under the coverlid at the foot of the hod, so that the toes of the shoes protrude is also a sure prevent ive of cramps. No one who wears a snake-skin around his head need ever have headache. If one feels a sty coming on his eye let him take a hair from the tail of a black cat, rub the •■ye with it ninn times before midnight l»>ii tlni^lir-t nigld. of th^. new moon, and the »iy will die. A ring-worm may lie dispersed by simply bolding be tween (lie '.huinb and linger' a pinch of h.t/.el !»'lore breakfast for three days und saying: ItliiKWorin. in*worm usl. Never mnvcvt thou or »pron<l! Uul me irrow ]e«» uml less. And it.e tunuiiv tlio oilil These atul many more strange super stitions are part of the faith of tho simple, honest and thrifty farmers of English Settlement, l’a.—Chicago Ikr ald. ■ ■ m •» A LEGAL POINT. Aa Illustration of the tnlrleaelM of Aiavrlr.in loiw. “But 1 tell you they can't put you in J.-il. They Just ean'L and flint’s the long and short of it,” said a lawyer to a diet in prison. ••Well, ding it all, I'm here, ain’t ir ••Not according to law, you ain’t.” “But I atu according to the cold facts in tho case, and 1 want to get cut.” “Well, yea; It might seetn to any body not familiar with the statute that yt.u wire roilly incarcerated, but-” “Seem, thunder! I’m locked up, and you know It.” ••Not legally, my dear sir; uot legal ly. In law you’re ns free as a thunder gust.” “I don’t care where I’m in law. 1 know where I am myself, and I want to get not.” “According to the statute, you're out on the street at this minute.” •>But according to common sense, I •Ain’t anything of the kind. I’m in a .box as tight as though l was nulled tip in oue, and l want to get out” “In law you nre out.” “In reality I'm in.” “You can't lind a single scrap of law that allow * 'em to lock you up.” “Heaven* nnd earth, tuan! I don't : want to. I want to find law enough to 1 gt^4lut«o«tt.” “That'll bo a hard thing to do, ray friend. ••Hard thing to do! And yet you tell rat* there’s no law for putting me In.” ••So there Isn’t; but you’ve got in somehow, in defiance of all legal pre* cedent, and that’s where the blundei was. You’ve waived your legal right by admitting that yon are In jail, and it’s going to take oceans of law and mum) little money to get you out, *> sure as you live. You should have come to me beforo you got In. Kct ping you out then, when you bad the law, was quite a different matter from get ting you out now, when the law lias you.”—"Ii'ys Brotrn," in Chicago Ltdger. tii A Dslicste Hint An old Austin bachelor named Colonel Peter Parley made hlmscll very obnoxious by calling at the house of Miss Esmerelda Longcoflin, ono of the belles of Anstin. On ringing the bell one day last week, a colored maid en appeared. “ Is Miss Longcoflin Inf” •• Yes, sah.” •• please announce me. Toll her that Colonel Petar Parley wishes to s«< bar.” H £f yer wants to see her I reckon, 1 had better not tell her whose dar, 01 what yet name It, she moutent be r-t home artcr aft.”—Texan 8ifHnau PARISIAN MO0SS* (That I* Worn by tha Laadert of tho World'# raflilonf. It Is astonishing What very elegant sroolenvost times aro turned out by our .ending dressmaker*. The cut l* sim [tie enough, but tho trimming* are both costly and beautiful embroidery on plush, garland* bordered with *!lk braid, embroidery In *atln stitch, in shaded chenilles, etc., are all u*ed on woolen gown*. The material* in vogue in* striped ourson, dark bluo serge, bronze bure, diagonal cloth, scabious vigoguc and doth the color of tho shells of fresh walnuts. The skirts arc mounted In wido plaits, and have em broidered panels or fnn-eliapcd paint ing*, trimmed with velvet or plush bands. The balayense Is abolished, lint several rows of plaiting* or silk nich ing* are added to tho edge of the foun dation of the skirt. The bodice* are not fastened with buttons, but arc hooked liencath the plastron, which Is now preferred to the waistcoat. Plush ornament* arc most popular, ami a motif in passementerie i* often added either to the comer of the plastron or at the wal*t. The motif represents nut* or any other dry autumn fruit, blit so well imitated tlint they might be taken for real ono. These nre the latest novelties Introduced by onr leading passcmcntlcr. Largo square collar* opening over the plastron are still in favor. The .Moycn Ago poiinnui is auouici novelty. It is a breast piece of peculiar form, embroidered on satin, moire und velvet, with colored beads and with flower* in the feathers of the Impeyan pheasant. Them* bavo an extraordinary brilliant cflect. and are finished off at the edge with a narrow but rich gold braid. For low bodice* there are galons to matoli the poitrinals, which are car ried round the baOk; blit for high dress the poitrinal and Cliffs are only used. In simple black Jet on black velvet tho effect is most elegant. Quite new also are tho very largo bronze button", chased in gold In the form of small round shield* or Moyou Ago bucklers. They are either ar ranged in sets of two on the bodices that fasten at the aide or two are plac’d at the svaLst. They arc almost works of art. r.morouicncs lor inmmmg unww an* now sold separately, and arc in great variety. They arc In plush ap pliqiiu on cloth, the work being in silk, brought into relief with lines of gold or ‘tool thread. These are produced In nil shades, with the silk In several col ors. Others arc in chenille crewels and -ilks on a cloth ground. For silk cos tumes the most beautiful embroider)’ is in beads and olivettes—a sort of oval-shaped bead, cut in faoel* and made of light eolnrril gbts* Tulle for hall dresses Is now studded with what are called “diamond beads," l» e:m»e they aro faceted like rose diamond*, lbtuols for rich silk and satin dres- s are outlined with Renaissance designs iu satin stitch embroidery, intermixed with plush flowers in refief.—,V. Y. Herald AN ARCTIC ENTHUSIAST. Ills Itrccnt Effort* to Ilrsch ihr fU'iril *u Elver* tijr He». A very wealthy Russian named M. Siberiakofl' has made himself famous by Ids persistent and costly efforts to demonstrate that a trade route can l*« opened through a part of the Arctic Ocean. Ills experiment* have cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, but no reverse has yet discouraged him, and year after year bo repeat* his at tempt to send steam vessels from Eu rope to the mouths of two of the gaat rivers of Siberia on the shores of the Arctic Sea. The tiling ha* been done several time*, and what M. Siberiakofl'believes and Iins been trying to demonstrate is that every year European freight can be taken by steamer to the Ob mm icnrsci niren, through those great streams to tho Siberian settlements on their hanks, the vessels returning to Europe lndeti with Asiatic products. Of course if this route were practicable it would make tho rich products and population of North Asia far more accessible to the merchants of Western Europe than they can ho by any other route. In 187o Nordenskjoid reached the Yen esei in a little vessel, steamed up the river for some distance, nnd returned to Europe in tho same season con vinced that late every summer it was practicable to reach the Ob and Yene sei. Then followed Id* famous voyage along the entire north coast of Asia. M. SiboriakolT bore a part of the cost, nnd bis steamer, tho Lena, accom panied Nordenskjold to the Lena River, which it ascended to Yakutsk. Nordenskjold came homo more iirmly than over persuaded that steam viwscl* could reach tho great Siberian rivers every summer. Ever}' year since 1879 M. Slberlakoff ha* despatched expeditions from Europe for tho Ob and Yenesei Rivers. Only one of his vessels has roaohed its des tination. That was the steamer Oscar Dickson, which reached tho Ob in the fall of 1880, but in tho following year, before sho had started on her return trip, she was crushed in the ico and sank. Nothing daunted, M. Slberlakoff loaded the steamer Nordenskjold with English merchandise and sent her off, with Instructions to return the follow ing season with a cargo of Asiatic produce which he had sent down the Yenesei to meet his vessel. Tho Nor lenskjold found the ice-barrier in tba Kara sen impenetrable, and had to put back to Europe. In 1888 tho Indomit able Russian sent throe steam vessel* on tho same voyage. Ho had estab lished a merchandise depot at Saator orski. on the Yenesei, and he sent the steamer Ob to ply between that point and the mouth of tho river. Hio Nor denskjold also steamed away well ; loaded, and hoped to return richly freighted tbo following year. The third I vessel took out materials to build a large warehouse at the south end of Navaya Zcmlya, where ft bad loe years stcamoM that failed to posh through the great ice-fields could unload their cargoes instead of taking them back to Europe. Tho warehouse was erected, but none of the vessels reached the Siberian rivers. It was in this excep tionality bad ice season that the explor ing vessels Dijmpbna and Varna were caught in the does of Kara Sea. Thd Varna went to the bottom and the Dijmpbna bad to return to Europe in a damaged condition. M. SiberiakofTs venture* in the Arctic Ocean have now oost him about five hundred thousand dollars. He has not received a dollar in returnr Only one of his vessels has reached the rivers, und it was crushed in the ice pack Indore it turned homoward. Still the ltussian millionaire does not seem discouraged. His vessels set out os regularly as the seasons come around. In July last he started himself from Archangel on the Nordenskjold, but, in consequence of the compact masses of ice iu the Kara Sea, he bad to re turn. He has recently been impressed with » new idea, and, perhaps, It will dislodge tho ruling passion that hns cost him so much monoy. He has this summer been building a wagon road between Petchora, which i* a point in Huetia on the Arctic Oceau, and a navigable affluent of the OL River, ntvl he i* confident that by this meaus ho will greatly facilitate commerce be tween Siberia and Western Europe.— N. Y. Sun. A REFLECTION. ffhsl Wm Yesterday and Wkit May He To-Morrow. It is strange what a halo hangs about yesterday; how even it* trials and tribu lations borrow something golden from its remotenca; how, .*ven in perspec tive, all Its happening* stand out pict iirc*'|uely, clothed in poetic illusion. Wlille it was with us it surely was uot so fair; it failed perhaps of the charm which surround* it; it was a common place space of time, it may be. marked by nothing in particular, but how rose ate in the distance; or it was full of pain and perplexity, and behold! by what magic has it become poetic and popular, by what spell has the pain be come pathos and perplexity almost humorous? It* frustrated hopes have illumed grander proportion* than those •f fiillillment. Yesterday wa* our own, but a little whilo since oars to use, to improve, to enjoy; perhaps we cared liti!e about the possession; held it lightly, ns wo are apt to hold out good things, unproven; regarded all its opportunities, all Ha gifts, as of *tuall value; to-day, perhaps, we are bettor able to understand its weaning; in !j* light the affairs that looked so in significant start futo importance and reveal their true nature; looking back ward, we find the circumstances that looked so commonplace, so uninviting. liavo (brown off tbclr disguise nnu show tliclr real proportions, while the ill, that appeared so mountainous have dwindled into pigmy annoyances. While yesterday was present time it wu* prosaic and dull enough, perhaps, without interest or inspiration; now that it no longer exist*, how many of its discords resolve thernsolvoa into heavenly harmonies! it* prose becomes heroic verse, and to-day it Is the key to many of Its riddles. But If yesterday is a symphony in the mind, an idyl, to-morrow is a romance. What beau tiful possibilities lie in wait for us there, what answer to our pray ers, what response to our ex pectations! To-morrow we will be strong to contend against wrong, wo will leant unselfishness; to-morrow will make atdeud* for all the short coming, of yesterday and to-day. Something may even happen to make us beautiful, to shape our lives to our wishes, to endow us with genius. To morrow the Fairy Prince may arrive, our ship may eomc in, our linos may be cast in pleasant places, the wind may change and sweep tbo cobweb# out of our sky. Wc feel a hopeful con fidence that to-morrow will bring m compensation for the trials of to-day, and we can hardly believe that It will disappoint us; it encbanU us with it# promises, which, after all, are only the mirages of our own wishes; difficult path* will be made more easy form when U arrives, and Its near neighbor hood renders to-day’s worries the more endurable. Can we not bear a little discomfort, a little ache to-day, when nil the hirgesn of to-morrow may be ours—the prosperous to-morrow that allures us till our days are doaty yea terdaysf—Horpcr't Batar. MEASURING TIME. Ka«wl#4f« Thai Kn-Uln. Iks Mrrt •« Imm to UM)r Tiling*. It is a great advantage to a man to be able to measure the power of time. There are many tasks too great for the moment, which may, or may not, be too great for a month or a year. Hap* py is he who knows from the start what tasks it is hopeless for him to pursue, and what other tasks he may hope to accomplish in a given time. The art of measuring the power ol timo is one which every man can )«>arn, and one which ha will be repaid for learning. When one has attained that familiarity with his own rate of working, that he can tell whether he will not be able to do a given task in fifty yean, or whether he may eioept to accomplish It in five, be is in a po rtion to save himself mnch fruitless labor, and to concentrate all his effort upon what is actually practicable This Is a large share of the secret of suec^e In any sphere of working.—8 ft. Times. —Ban Francisoo has an heiress with f1,600,000 in her own right and not a single suitor for her hand. The fact that the Is only eleven vean of age I* supposed to have Something to do with F. /camel. ruUL wr rvn. —When a barber seeks to make him eeH sociable with a customer In the chair he is probably “scraping an ac quaintance.—-.V. Y. Journal. . _“Mamma, I want some raisins.” “Very well, take a handful." "A handful? Oh. won’t you give them to me? Tour band is larger."—^ *• Ltdger. —“You must take this vessel tor • love affair,” said the Captain to a spoony couple who were monopollring the only chair on the quarter-deck. ••Tbis is no court-ship.” —'The highest Insult that can be of fered to a Russian maiden la to spread tar on the frout gate of her residence. Many a fluhcr maiden in thla country doesn't object to having hor Ur on the front gate of her abode.—Botton Bulle tin. —••Compared with the average young man,” exclaimed Ethel warmly, “Mr. Tompkins U very much above par.” “He wasn't last night,” chimed in Bobby, who had seen the whole thing; “ho was under pa.”—Dinghampion Re publican. —The Detroit Free Prtu says some fellow has patented “an automatic stool that ahuU up when the cow kicks.” This may be a valuable inven tion, but we don't believe the ingenuity of man is capable of producing a con trivance that will cause the milker to shut up when the cow kick*. That is the time be or she opens out and usee language. — A'orruloum Herald. —Proud Motncr—uo you mow, dear, I believe our baby will be ft ■inger, perhaps a great tenor like Brig noli or C.iinpaniui- Tired Father—He ■trikes high C mighty often, if that’a what you mean. I*. M.—Yes, the tones are so awoot and shrill. I hope we will be able to haro his voice cultivated in Europe. T. F.—By Jove! good idea. Send him now.—Philadelphia Call. —1"Father," ho said, as be came run ning in from school, "did you ever drill an oil well and make $50,000?" "No, ray son, I never did." "I was in hopes you had, for I wanted to brag to the boys." "Well, you can tell 'em that although I never drilled an oil well and made $50,000, an oil broker once drilled me and made $75,000, which is about the same thing, I guess."—Doiton Trantcrtpt. —"Mr. Smith, do you know the character of Mr. Jones?" "Well, I rather think I do, Judge." "What do you say about it?" "Well, be aint so bad a man, after all." "Mr. Smith, what we want to know is, is Mr. Jones of a quarreling disposition?" "Well, Judge, I should say that Tom Jonee le very vivid In verbal exercise, but when It comes to personal adjustment, he aint eager for the contest.”—LowtU Cttiam. —Mire Anthony Grig, the distin guished tragedian from the Wayback Occult—Mo friend, how Is this? The bouse was cold last night—cold—o* hold! And yet I had distributed me good gold among the ushers to insure a Hearty Welcome and Tumultuous Appliuic. Mr. Ochstein, the prosaic and Hebraic manager—Golt? Two dol lars un' a hclluf! You don't get no Dumultvous Abblnuse for no two dol* lars un' a hclluf. Dot don get you no more as a Gordial Reaeptionl—t Wepsw dt Blatter._ ITEMS OF INTEREST. —They dig potatoes by steam now, • tossing out eight hundred barrels a day -N. Y. Timet. —A Washington bridegroom recently gave the minister a one thousand dollar note. —Prairie grass is now turned into paper. A mill at Quincy. Mo., baa used 400,000 tons of the grass for that purpose since June. —Subscribers in the cities of Paris, Amsterdam and Hamburg havo sent ll.6W.66 to bo added to tho Grant Monument fund in New York.—AT. Y. Tribune. —A new gilt-edged social club has recently been orgauized in Boston. It will be k:iown as tho “Algonquin,” and will havo a $200,000 club-house.—Bos ton Pott. —A whistling performance of Bel lini's “Norms" U tho latest novelty in Milan. The whole opera is whistled through, the chorus bolug executed by eixteen whistlers. —A subscriber asks whether It If proper to Use a baby. Thia depends as muob upon the subscriber as upon the baby. Some men ought never to kise any thing.—Af. Y. Graphic. —Royalton, Vt., becomes Royalton, D. T. In May of this year a colony of ‘j several hundred Vermonters was or ganised at Royalton and moved in ■ J body to a fine rolling pralrio in Ed munds County, D. T. Sow the colo nists arc snug in good booses, with • church, a school, a Grand Army poet and a dramatic dub.—IVoy Timet. -Louis Morris, of Athena, Ga., hae a most remarkablo memory. He will buy a $10,000 stock of goods, and. without a single mark, can tell exactly what each article eost He wtQ sell a bill of goods, and a year afterward, il the seme customer comes into his •ton, can tell Just what articles be bought and the price paid.—S. Y. Pott —The “code'' has received a terrible set-back in Georgia. Two young men named Thomas and Roberts bad long been peying attentions to tho daughter of a wealthy farmer. Tho girl so di- , Tided her favors that neither oould tell which was the favored suitor. Finally the rivals got to the flgbting-polnt and agreed upon a private duel with shot guns. They retired to a secluded spot, marked off the ground, and were about to tire, when Robert lowered his gun and said: “If you'll give me a suit of olothes you can have the girl and be hinged." The proposition was to* Cepted and now Thomas is In full po# session.— ZmtofBf OourietJemmA