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Lett Out. * Vfkfefc Mahone of Virginia was h candidate for election in his congressional district on the Re» adjuster and afterward the Re publican ticket, his appeal for the negro vote did not commend bim to the favor of the Virgin ians and his opponents made him the subject of many amusing sto ries, one of which is the following: “I dramp,” said au aged dark - ey, “datl wuzdead, enfo’ I know* ed it dar I wuz, star nin at de gate where St. Peter got de key. I knocked at dat gate long time, den atter while Mars St. Peter he holler out, 'Who’s dar?’ ‘Tain’t nobody but me, Mars St. Peter. I warn git in wid de fo en forty thousan’ en walk dem golden streets’ St Peter he holler out, is you mounted or is yon afoot! 'I holler back, Ts afoot, Mars St. Peter.’ ‘Den you kyarnt come in— kyarnt nobody come in doublen dey mountid.’ I feel pow’ful bad, but I turn roun, en bless Gawd fo’ I tuk two steps dar wuz Gineral Mahone. Den Iv holler out, ‘Ginurl, tain’t wnth while to go up dar, kase St. Peter low you kyarnt git in doubten you’s mounted.’ ‘Dat so!’ said de Ginurl, en he study en scratch his head. ‘No, Buh,’ sez I, 'you got to be mounted.’ Den de Ginurl say, ‘I tell you what ole man, you do jes lak as I tell you an I’ll git both on us in.’ ‘Duz you think you kin wuk in, Ginurl!’ sez I. ‘Sho I kin’ sez the Ginurl. ‘Now ole man, you jes git down on yo all fonrs, en I’ll git on yo buck eu ride you in. You see.’ ‘Dat look lak he cud wuk it so I got down en de Ginurl he git on uiy back en ride right smack up to dat gate agin. Den St. Peter holler out when de Ginurl knock at de gate: “Who’s dat!’’ ‘Ginurl Manone,’ say de Ginurl so loud yon mouten hyerd clean back in ole Ferginny. ‘Den St. Peter he holler out agin, ‘Is you mountid Ginurl, or is you afoot!’ Tse mountid, St. Peter,’holler de Ginurl. ‘AH right,’ holler back St, Pe ter, ‘Ginurl jes hitch yo boss on de outside en walk right in.” The story did not need appli cation on the part of the speaker. The audience more than respond ed. —Lippincott's Magazine. Take Time by the Forelock. T he town that is wide-awake, *'d hustles for new industries is the town that “gets there.” The old adadge, “All things come to him who waits,v wont do. ThiDgs may in time come to the town that sits still and waits, but it is generally a long wait. The best motto is “Don’t wait; go after things. ”-Osean Springs Progress. Waiting for things to turn up is entirely too expensive and a town that adopts such a proceed ing will never amount to muhc Such a town reminds ne of an old man who refused to buy a gold mine for a small sum. After wards the mins turned out mil lions of gold dollars and the old man remarked, “well, I ain«t to worse off than I was. ’ ’ He did not seem to catch the idea that he had let untold wealth slip away fraa him. We mus’nt be satisfied with what we are and have, but ever strive for some* thing nobler and better, remem bering that the industry which benefits your neighbor benefits you. In working for the good of MU Vrfrr “ To say a pleasant "word to anyone was almost impossible.’’ "I was troubled with female weakness for eifrht years; ami suffered more than I can tell," writes Mrs. Oust. Moser of Ovaudo. Deerlodfye Co., Mont. " My disposition was affected to such n ♦ t/\ cn«r a pleasant word to anyone was almost Impossible. "1 had two opera tions performed hy one of the most skilled surgeons of the West, but did not get relief. Then, against my doctor’s strict orders, I commenced taking Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription and ‘Golden Medical Dis covery,’ and also fol lowed the advice riven in the Common e n s e Medical Ad viser. "I continued this treatment for three months, and to-day am as healthy and well as a woman can be. I cannot thank Doctor Pierce enough for his kind letters to me.” Womanly dis eases, as a rule, spoil the w disposi tion,” because of VA11VU1V ilVt V” —' 1 ousness and suffering they cause. Hap piness as well as health is restored to the woman whose diseased Condition is cured by the use of Dr. Pierce’s Favorite Prescription. After eight years of suffering and two fruitless operations, three months’ use of ”Favorite Prescription” restored Mrs. Moser to perfect health. This great remedy for woman’s ills, establishes regularity, dries weakening drains, heals inflammation and ulceration and cures female weakness. The Common Sense Medical Adviser, 1008 large pages, in paper covers, is sent free on receipt of 21 one-cent stamps to pay expense of mailing only. Address Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y. 1 ' s , . ■ - ■< W the town you are adding wealth to your possessions. We should all be ever on the alert to do something for the town, and not be satisfied to drag along in a slip 1 shod fashion. Collins, we are glad to state, is improving, and we have reason to believe that we will continue to grow. — Collins Commercial. .... I. The Memphis Evening Scimitar Leading Afternoon Newspaper o. THE SOUTH. Full Associated Press Report 450 Special Correspondents, Cov ering Six Adjacent States. Market Reports a Specialty, Be ng Accurate, Concise, Complete and Fifteen Hours Ahead of all Competitors. 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