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1 1 DEMOCRAT- 1 hv P. K. MAVFJiS St M. B. KICIIMOND. PEACE, GOOD WILL AND PROSPERITY TO ALL MANKIND." TEKM8-I2 60 PEIt ANNUM, IN ADVANCE. Vol. XXVII r. PASCAGOULA, JACKSON COUNTY, MISS., MAY 31, 1878. No. 10. PASCAGOUtA STAR. IU01KHIONAL. ATTORNEY & COUNSELLOR AT LAW, llumixboro, Mix. Will practice in ull tlie Courts of the Svoiitli .lutioil District. Prompt atten tfim pui'l 'l collections of clnims. References Hon. W. (i. Henderson, yiindsborn, MiHH., atiil Hon. Roderick Heal, Mississippi City. A. M. Dnlileren, ATTORNEY & COUNSELLOR AT LAW, OFFIt'K AT Tteauroh', llurrixon Co,,'Mixx. Will practice ill all the Courts of the -Seventh Judicial lhstrict, I'roinpt at t.-n linn iriven to tliu collection of cluiuis. Kcfcrtiuco (leu. Jos. R. uvis, Missis sippi City. v J. J. Harry, M. !., V H y H I C I A N AND SURGEON, Ocean tyring, Minn. Oil Vrs Ms professional services to the citiliCUS lit' OCCHll Spi'illS mid SlUrnUlldiugr country. - ... Ollice Opposite tho Methodist Cluirt-li. Ilr. .11. Vaughn , fil'ROKON DENTIST, jaiiixi, Minn. Haviiiif located permanently, respectful !y tenders his services to tlic people of II loxi, anil Biirroundinjj country. All work done in accordiinee with tlio Intent improvements, and satisfaction Kimrtmtecd, W. A. CIIAMI'I.IN. KI.I.IOTT HKNDKKSO.V lauiliii & Ili'iiderMOii, ATTORNEYS A COUNSELLORS AT LAW, J'uxx Vkrixtian, Minn. Will practice in all tho Court of the Heveutn .liiilicinl District. ATTOIINERY &. COUNHELLORAT IAW, Misiti nijypi City, Minn. Practices in nil theCourts of tho Seventh Judicial District. J. C. Heidelberg, ATTOKNEV A. COUNSELLOR AT LAW, ANI Klll.K'lTOK IN CIIANCKY, Paxeogoula, Javkxon County, Mixx. Will practice wherever h may have 1 mi -.in cnn. Will give Hperiul attention to Collections and Chancery business; such s settling Ketates, examining; Land 'litleH jind giving Legal Opinions, "quieting" Titles to Lanil;frVtaiuing livorcex, Ac. . II. W ood, ATTORNEY A COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Momi Point, Minx. Practices in tho Courts of Jackson, Vurrisoii, Hancock, Perry and (ireene, .1. I. Charter, ATTORNEY A COUNSELLOR AT LAW. Auijuxta, Perry County, Mix. Will practice in the Courts of tho Sev enth Jndicinl District. Dr. A. K. oi-llirop, DENTAL St ROEON, IVJireut Pnxx Chrixtian, Mixx. Will visit all points upon the Count, giving notice whenever lie moves, ht pres--I'ut at Pass Christian. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Paxeagnultt, Mixx. Ollicc and residence near the Seashore llotcb, residences and post-ollice. lVATliToiuil, m. d., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Respectfully tenders his services to the 'citizens of Puscagoula, Scraiiton and Muss I'oint. Oi'UCK On PaKcagonhi street, oppodtc 'the railroad crossing, Scraiiton. Horn's '111 a. M. to a p. M., and f to 7 r. M. Kesi Mciicent the Sea-shore. MISCELLANEOUS. BARNES HOTEL, .IliMxixsipi'i City llixx, NEW ARR.VNGEM ENT.3. We have leased the llAltNKS HoTKt. for five years. It is the finest Hotel Building (Hi the Gulf Coast. Aeeouiiii((l:itious for live hundred tiersons. Never has been a ease of Yellow Eever at Ibis lilace. Bath ing mid Pishing unsurpassed. Billiards, Ten Pinsand all other amusements for La dies unit Children. A full Brassunil String Bum.. MuiFUificeut Pic-.Nic. anil hiicami nient Grounds of til I ecu acres. Live Oak Shades, and Springs of Pure and Sulphur water. liutliiti!' and rixlnnir privileges fm of rhanie. T be Bullies Hotel will be first-class ill every respect. Terms reason able ill accordance with tho times. CHAS. E, SMEDI'.S ? .r(lm.:tol.a JNO. E. ROWLAND, ) ropiutois. May HI. 1H7S. t 7-3m JOSEPH KOTZUM, MACHINIST, "OCEAN SPHINCiS. ..MISS, Ho will repair nil kinds of Eire-anus, Sewing Machines, and general Blacksmith work done on short notice. Also pays the highest c.-h prices for WOOL, RKF.XWAX, II IM S, FVItS, lltOS, JtMAXS, COIVFH, LEA If, Z1XV ASlHtLUJlSK. Ha on baud Cook Stoves, which lie ill Dell nt New Oilcan prices. April , 1H7S. 6 fiiu BUmk.l Saxcho. Nicholas Taltavitj- Sancho &L Taltavull, BILOXI, MISS., VOXFECTIOXERY BAKERY. There is also attached to this establish ment 'AN REGAN! SODA WATER and ICE CREAM &.VLO0S. The public is rospeutfully invited to ivenscall. I'V All orders for Bulls, Partis, goireee, etc., attended to on short notice, and at lamlcrst pliers. April lit, ItCrt. , 4-Gin CKLSCUAT HOTEL (Front Street, ner the Railroad,) St. Mtntn, Miiippi W. H. LIST, Proprietor. Having leased the aliove well-known lpiilar Hotel, and having renovated and jvtiited it, is now open for the reception of 'Warders. No j.uiu w ill I spared tosstis v all w,9 ptHuato ,1, nt,-l. The heau ifiil gnHiudn, the romfortable and lisnd sne rtittages altashi-d make this Hotel J'ilurlrrWrili,e. 'ri,-t. aeay down. -hsv 3, is;,- !m r- THE jUOUKTS, '.i:oi;i.aii tuhmh. CIRCUIT COURT Rrvrxtii Disthict. Jamka 8. Hamm, Judge. Thomas 8. Folio, District Attorney. In the county of Lauderdale on tho sec ond Monday of Kehrnary and August, mid continue eighteen days. In the county of Kemper, on tho first Monday of March mid September, and continue, twelve days. In the ennnty of Clarke, on the third Monday of March ami Scntcmher. and continue, twelve days. In tho county of Wayne, no the first Monday of April and October, and con- untie six nays. In the county of Greene, on the second Monday of April and October, uud coii t in no six days. In the county of Jackson on the fourth Monday after the fourth Monday of April and October, and continue twelve-days. In tho county of Harrison on the third Monday after tlm fonrth Monday of April and October, and continue six days. In the county of Hancock on the first Monday alter the fourth Monday of April and Oetnber, nnd continue twelve days. In the county nt Marion, on the fourth Monday in April and October, and con tinue six days. In the comity of Terry on the third Mon lay of April and October, nnd con tinue six days. CHANCERY COURT 7ni Pintmct. GEORGE WOOD, Chancellor. In the county of Jackson, on the first Monday of March nnd September, and continue six days. In tho county of Harrison, on the second Monday of March and September, mid continue six days. lu the comity of Hancock, on tho third Monday of March and September, uud continue six dajs. lu the county of Pearl, on the fourth Monday of March and September, aud continue six days. In tho county of Marion, on the fourth Mondav in March nnd September, and continue six days. In the county of Terry, on the first Mon lay in April and October, uud contin ue six days. In the countv of Greene, on the second Monday in April and October, uud con tinue days. In tho countv of V ayne, on the fourth Monday after the fourth Monday of March and September, and continuesix days. In thecountvot Clarke, on tne tirsr Mon day in May aud November, and continue six (lavs. In the countv of Lnudei-dsle, on the second Monday of May and November, and continue twelve days. In the countv of Kemper, on the fourth Monday of May and November, mid con tinue six days. MISCELLANEOUS. ALL KINDS OF HOOK A AD JOB KXKCUrKU AT THH DEMOCRAT STAR Printing Office. C.ifcN.Biitchert, PASS CHRISTIAN, MISS., DHAI.KItS IN' iitr coons, aitocERiFS, ugrons, Fruits, Feed, Lumber, Shingles, Lime, Plaster, Cement, Laths, Nails, Ac,, Ac, alwuvs on hand. Julie :KI, 1HT7. S-tf I'nvnte Hoarding at ZEOSEHD-AJLtlE, II UU St. 'Dili, .Jliss. The Rosedule House.' Bay St, Louis which wus destroyed by tire, has beeL rebuilt and is liow oiien for the rerepthn. of visitors. No puins or expense will be spared to keep Rosedule tip to its usual stnndiird. Families will find ull the core forts of a homo and the best table the market can nttbrd. M its. ELLEN ULMAN. JitnellO, IS77. -tf T II 12 ME A-KItKKZE PASCAGOULA. - - - MISS. K. I. & J. 8. lilalui-k, Trop'rs. The most complete nnd thoroughly eoniimed establishment in the city. The very purest and choicest, Domkstic nnd Imported Wines, Brandy, Rum. Gin, Whiskv, Champagne, Ale, Beer, Porter, Stout, Cordials, Mineral Water, etc., kept constantly on hand. IV" No better or purer liquors can be obtained. isit the bea lireeze ana see for yourself. Oct. 1'2-77-ly. PASS CHRISTIAN HOUSE, PASS CHRISTIAN, MISS., Is now open for tho reception of transient or permanent bourders. This House is situated on the front, 'commanding a fine view of the lke. All the comforts of a home, and the table supplied with the best of everything. I 'f Board nay. O. PEASLr.ii, rropnetor, April 12, 1S78. XKW BARBER SHOP. UECIIT, BARBER & HARDRtSSER, TASCAGOULA (Depot), MISS Hair Cutting 35 cents. ,15 " :t5 u 10 " 50 - Shaving Shampooing Hair dressing Moustache dyed " Will lie happy to attend his old cus tomers and ino.V new ones. Support me 1kmk kat-Stak and your naruer. - ryTbe Celcbratwl Jlo.VVs ueruiso o- loime alwsvsou nano,.uu iiw- Oil. for sale rheap. ' A. J. RAMSAY & CO., STONEWALL MI8S WHOLESALE A BKTAIL nEALF.KIIW J)-y Good, Grocerit, Clothing, lUmtx, Hhoc, Jlatx, JJardttart, etc The highest cash price paid lor WOOL, anl an eonptrT rroam. April 19, W8. 4 fim BEAUTIFUL T1IIXGS. BY KI.I.KN P. AM.KHTOM. Beautiful faces are those that wear It matters little if dark or fair Whole soulcd honesty printed there, Beautiful eyes aro those that show, Like crystal panoawbero heart h-fires glow, Beautiful thoughts that burn below. Beautiful lips arc those whoso words Leap from the heart like songs of birds, Yet whose utterance prudence girds. Beautiful hands 4R those that do Work that is earnest and brave and true, Moment by moment the long day through. Beautiful feet are those that go On kindly ministries fo and fro Down lowliest ways, if God wills it so. Beuutiful shoulders are those that bear ' Ceaseless burdens of homely euro With patient grace uud daily prayer. Beautiful lives are those that bless Silent rivers of happiness, Whose hidden fountain but few may guess Beautiful twilight, nt set of sun, Beautiful goal, with race well won. Beautiful rest, with work well done. Beautiful graves, where grasses creep, Where browu leuves fall, where drifts lie deep 1 Over worn-out hands oh, beautiful sleep ! A LJiJF. I send you, love, no fragrant rose, No lily fair, no tulip guy ; Only a leaf plucked from the tree 'Neath which we stood that summer day, I kissed you first the old oak tree Midway the grassy, shady lane. An ivy spray for belt you wore, And round your throat u daisy chain, Aud in your hair some honeyed blooms Invited butterfly uud bee; And from a bough a bird looked down When you gave back my kiss to me, And straight it ceased its pretty song The name I called you to repent. Do you reiueinberf With small bead Held on one side it said, "Sweet sweet." Ilurjiir't Weekly. Good Story About an Elephant Old Soupramany's Big Fight An Elephant Fishing With Children. St. Nicholas. Ill tlio autumn of 1S7G I v:i8 living- in the interior of licugtil, iinil 1 went to speiitl Chiinlnias w ith my friend, .Maj. Daly. Tlio innjnr's bungalow Wilson the banks of the Giinjje-H, near Ciivrujiore. He hud lived there a pood many years, be ing chief of the quartermaster's (lenai Inient at thai station, mill had a great many elephants, bid-iock-carts and .suliliein under his cominantl. On the inorninp after hit arrival after u cup ol early tea often ta ken before daylight in India I sat (tiioUing with my triend in tin veranda ot his bungalow, lookiu out upon the windings of the sa ered liver. And, directly, 1 asked tho major about his children, a boy and a girl, whom 1 had not yet Keen and begged to know when I should see them. " Sottpratnany lias taken out fishing," said the father. " Why isn't Soupramany great war elephant f" 1 crietl them your "Exactly so. You cannot have forgotten Soupramany J" " Of course not. 1 was lierc, you know, when lie had that tight with the elephant who went mad while loading a transport with bags of rice down yonder. I saw the mad elephant when he suddenly began to fling the rieP into the river. His 'iiiiihont' tried to stop him, uud he killed the mahout. The native sailors ran away to hide themselves, and the mad elephant, trumpeting, charged into bis inclnsure. 'Old Soupramany was here, and so were Jim aud liessy. When he saw the mad animal be threw himself be tween him and the children. The little ones aud their nurses bad just time to pet into the house when the light commenced." "Yes," said the major. "Old Soup was a hundred years old. He had been trained to war and to fight with the rhinoceros, but be whs too old to hunt tlieui." " And yet," said I, becoming an imated bv the recollections of that day, "what a gallant tight it was. Do yon rememoer uow we an sukmi on this porch and watched it.not dar ing to fire a shot lest we should hit Old Soupramnny ! Do yon remem ber, too. his look when he drew off. after fighting an hour and a half, leaving his adversary dying in the dust, ami walked straight to the 'coral,' shaking bis great ears, which had been badly torn, witb his head bruised, and a gt-ejit piece brokeu from one of his tusks!" "Yes, indeeed," said the major. "Well, sinco theu lie is more tie voted to my dear little enes than ever, lie takes litem out iiuoie days, aud I am perfectly conteut to leave them under bia charge. I don't like trust iug Christian chil dren t the care of natives, but with Old Soup I know they can come to no burin." "What f you trust children under ten vearsof ape to Soup, without any protection f '.I do, ryiifti iue insjor.. "come nloug with ine, if you doubt, nnd we will surprise them at their fishing." - ", I followed Major Daly, and after walking half a mile to the wooded banks ot the river, we came upon the little group. Tho two children Jim, the elder, being about ten both sat still and silent, lor a won der, each holding a roil, with line, cork, hooks and bail, anxiously watching the guy corks bobbing in the water. Beside them stood Old Soup, with an extremely large bamboo rod in bis trunk, with line, hook, bait, and cork, like the chil dren's. I need not say I took small notice of the children, but turned all my attention to their big com panion. I had not watched him long before he had a bite, for, as the religion of the Hindoos forbids them to take life; the liver swarms with fishes. T heold fellow did notstirjhislittlo little eyes watcm-d his eagerly; he was no novice in "the gentle cratt lie was waiting till it was time to draw in his prize. At the end of his litte, as he drew it up; was dangling one of tkose goldeu tench so abundant m the Ganges. When Soupramany perceived what a tine fish he hail caught, he uttered one of those long, low, enroling notes ot satisfaction by which an elephant expresses joy, and he waited patiently, expecting Jim to take his prize on tho hooli and put on some more bait tor him Jim. tho little rascal, sometimes liked to plague Old Soup. He nodded at us, as much as to sny, "Look out, and you'll Bee some tun now I" Then he took oil the fish, which be threw into the water-ja placed there for that purpose, and went back to his place witout put ting any bait on Old Soup's book. The intelligent animal did not at tempt to throw his Hue into the water. He tried to move Jim by low, pleading cries. , It was curious to see what tender tones he seemed to try to give his voice. Seeing that Jim paid no atten tion to his calls, but sat and laughed as he handled his own line. Old Soup went up to him, and with his trunk tried to turn bis head m the direction of the bait- box. At last, when he found that all he could do would not induce his willful friend to help him he turned around, as if struck by a sudden thought, and snatching up in his trunk the box of btiit, came aud laid it down at the major's teet; then picking up his rod; he held it out to his mas ter. ... . : , - "What do you- want me to do with this Old Soup !" said tho ma jor. The creature lifted one great fool after the other, aud again begun to utter his plaintive cry. Out of mischief, I took Jimmy's part, ami picking up tho bait-box, pretended to run with it. The elephant was not going to be tensed by me. He dipped his trunk into the Ganges and in an instant squirted a stream of war over me with all the force and precision of a firo engine, to the immense amusement of the ch.ldrcn. The major at once made Soup a sign to stop and, to make my piece with the tine old fellow, I baited his hook myself. Quivering witjj joy, as a baby does when it gets hold of a plavthijig some one has taken from it, old Soupramnny hardly paused to thank me by soft note of joy lor baiting his line for him before he went buck to his place, aud was again watching his cork as it trembled in the lip pies ot the river. Singular l'lienomenoii. There was once found, says the Inyo (Cttl.) Independent, a pair of In Id glasses iu .the desert near what is knowu its Death's valley The glasses are supposed fo have belonged to lla-bn, a lost guide ot W heeler's expedition. They were brought into one of the interior towns by an Indian, aud purchased from him. The most singular fact connected with them is that every object within rauge of where the glasses had been Ring for a year or more is distinctly photographed upon them. We have heard ot such phenomena before, but this is one of the most remarkable in stances we remember. Both ob ject glasses are covered with per fect and beautiful photographs or etchings ot desert shrubs, steins, branches, leaf-stalks. Leaves and leaflets are distinctly marked, as if laid on by a master hand. There is uo mixture or confusion of one plant with auothcr, each having a clear border of unmarked glass, rendering it probable that the suu or lightening photograph, or what ever it may be, was received through the eyeglass. These pic tures seem ta occupy a iiosition about the center of each of the ob ject glasses, but a little nearer the plane than the convex side. They cay that . Maeon, Gs., is lighting its streets by locomotive headlights. The yearly consumption ot cheese in England is about tea pounds to each inhabitant. I About one couple in six tee u mar ried in Vermont are divorced. I SHEEP RAISING. An Essay Read Before the Summer Meat Ing of the State Grange at Anderson, S.C, By Col. J. Wash Watts, of Laurent. I regret my inability to produce anything new or to make this sub ject as attractive to others as it is to me, 'though old tales are often new to our young friends, and what I write may be new to some, though old to most of us. Of the many animals domestica ted by man, no other has proven so generally profitable as the sheep. This has been known nnd apprecia ted from the creation until now, varying, of course, with local ad vantages; but any farmer may raise a few sheep almost without expense, though when enough are to be raised to make their wool one of the principle crops, there must be expenses incurred in the preparation ot pastures, troughs, sheds, racks and provender for winter feed, and they must have the attention of a careful man a portion of every day, varying with the seasons from halt an hour to twelve or fourteen hours; but this long term lasts only a month or six weeks during lambing time. heu till of these necessary condi tions are complied witb. the sheep will pay a profit oflnlly fifty per cent, on cost of raising, and often double that. The manure will pay for the labor and care, and the lambs will overpay all other expen ses, leaving the wool clear profit. It is true that it requires labor and painstaking to succeed well with sheep, but does any stock do well without ctire and attention t With this very important advantage in favor of the sheep he never dies iusolvent; he has either paid his board iu advance or has on his back wool enough to square up ar rears. It your colt, calf or pig dies all that he has cost yon is lost, and even wheu these more expensive animals do well, they rarely sell for more than the cost of raising; there is very little margin left for clear profit. 1 have never been able to tee any. If you want a cheap flock that will bring you iu a good supply of wool and mutton, such a Hock can be had by buying good, strong com mon ewes and crossing them with a number one Merino rani. These halt breeds are a capital farmer's sheep, and are hardy and thrifty, These ewes cnu be bought for about one dollar tint) a halt and a good ram lor twenty dollars. A begin tier had better start with fifty or a hundred ewes, and herd up in number as well as grade, until be learns the trade ot the shepherd, which is as important to learn as any other trade requiring skill. W e will start with : One hundred good strong common ewes costing $150 00 40 00 Two Kood Merino ruins, costing euch S'-ti Interest on capital from first Juno for one veur 13 30 Grazing KUsbeep (luring the sum mer, at Vim; Wintering lli sheep, at 50c 25 50 51 00 isa so Juue 1 Cr. by 40 half Merino cwo lninbs, worth i'-t I!y 40 lull' Merino wethers, worth $1 50 First, year Cr. by 0l lls wool 'from old ewes, atr -i5c I!y 80 lbs Merino woid from 'i nuns ut 2oe S0 00 CO 00 50 00 5 00 195 00 Dulnncc of cost and expenses un paid.... $S1 SO The flock now numbers 182, with debt, To interest for one year To grazing 192 sheep during sum mer To wintering 182 sheep $H4 80 5 9.1 45 50 91 00 $227 23 Juno 1 Cr. 40 cwo Iambs, same as Inst year, 2... tp0 00 40 wethers, $1 50 60 00 Second year (Jr. 200 lbs. wool from old ewes... 0 110 20 lbs wool from ranis 5 00 400 lbs from 80 yearlings. .8100 00-$205 00 Balance overpaid and to credit of flock 07 77 Sow, to begin the third year, we will have balanco clear profit $ 67 77 One huudred old ewes worth..... 150 00 Two Merino rsnia worth Forty yearling half breed ewes, worth .'( 40 0(1 120 00 100 00 80 00 tiO 00 Kortv yearling wethers worth 2.- 0 Forty ewe lambs, worth $2 Forty wether lambs, worth $1 50. 617 77 This is now our stock of sheep aud mnuey, alter paying all expen ses; but ws should have al lowed twoperociit. fordeatha, and for fear this will be regard ed as too good to bo true, we will have it 30S m Total 3(W 69 liow mhst other -rop will show such pains, aud what other crop will fertilize your land while pay. ing vou a profit! It is true of tins business, like all others, that small flocks iuiv a greater proiortion of protit than larger mtes, simply be cause you can handle tbet totter; but I firmly believe that yon can raise fiom eighty to one hundred per cent, of lambs from good com mon ewes for rears, as more will bave twins than lose a single lamb, and beiug pood nurses tbe.r raise torSita wail Tba vm ahnnld not M ,M 1. fiM.Iha nntit ' rrix they are two years old. Tho im provement will continue for several crosses, but not in so great a de gree, as you gain half blood the first cross, only a quarter the sec ond nnd so on. In utilizing the manure, our plan in summer is to use a portable fence, ami penning Ihe sheep on the laud at the rates of IWK) sheep to the acre, and to remain on it one week, when the pen is moved and the land plough ed. In this way you may enrich land enough to raise turnips suffi cient to winter them. It is about equal in its eftects the first year to 400 pounds of best guano, and much moro lasting. We cannot go into details iu an article like this, but having had much expe rience with sheep, and having ex perimented witli several ot the most popular breeds known to us, I will give the result of my expe rience. I have, tried Bakewell or Leicesters, Cotswold, Hew Oxford shires, South Downs, African breed tails, and French nnd Span ish Merinoes. I regard but two of these breeds adapted to the South, namely, the Spanish Merino and Broad Tail. The latter, being a na tive of a hot climate, aud stand the sun better than any other breed, mature early, are very free from diseases, nnd are good nurses, and make fine mutton. They develop a great deal of fat on their rumps, nnd their tails grow to enormous size, sometimes aro fifteen and six seen inches long and four inches thick, and are regarded as a great delicacy by mutton enters. It mut ton alone is the object, then I would recommend them, but if wool is the first consideration, then the Merino has uo equal; and for crossing with other breeds, the Merino is without question the sheep im proving our common sheep so as to make them one of the best of farmers' sheep, giving both wool aud mutton. The Spanish Merino does not mature until about four years old, and lives to a much greater age than any other breed. When grown they make very fine mutton, and ns they yield such heavy fleeces and pay their board so well, we can well a fiord to keep them until they become growu. Any well fed flock of Merinoes should average seven pounds of wool in the dirt, which, before the war, was tforth titty per cent, more than common wool; but since the war half breed wool brings the highest price, showing that our people wear less of broadcloth than heretofore, covering their poverty with coarser fabrics. Ihe Merino is es)H'cially adapted to living in flocks, rarely separate or scatter, and have the faculty of finding their living on our old field pastures where most animals will perish. As it would consume more of your valuable time than can well be spared to listen to such as this, will closeby referingthe uninitiated to a work written at the special re quest of one of our honored states man, the late Governor Alston, bv the late Col. Henrv S. Kandall, of New York, especially to encourage wool growing iu South Carolina. Iu this book von will find the sub ject treated iu all its bearings, from the prepraration of the land to the manufacture of the cloth. Buy it and read it; it will do you good. It's title is "Kamlall's Sheep Husbandry at the South." He is regarded as the highest uu thority in America on this subject, All ot which is respectfully sub mitted. James W. Watts. "Girls," said a worthy old lady to her gr.iud-daugliters, "whenever a fellow pops the question, dou't blush and stare at your toot. Just throw your arms around his neck, look him lull iu the face, and be gin talking about the furniture. Young fellows are mighty nervous sometimes. I lost several pood chances before I caught your fond, dear prandfather, by putting on airs ; but I learned how to do it after a while." It is very natural to reason from one's prejudices. The kec(ier of a drinking saloon has been collecting tuets about churcbe aud their debts, and declares that every new church spire is helping to ruin the country. His motto is, tax the church as a luxury and make lager beer free, because it is a necessity. nnd we shall enter upon a new era as a great ami glorious people. Some folks will insist on looking at tue world tnrougu a glass eye. Aphorisms. Do not delight in the misfortune of others, for you know not at what moment yon may fall. Have one -ttled pitrrvose in life, and it it be bouuralde it will bring yen rea twu. Following many vocation has ruined tbc life of many a man. Practice economy and industry and success is yours. Believe not ill of a brotiier till it is proved beyond doubt. All sorrows and joys here are but temporary, so aim higher tbau tbrru. There ia but one thing Xttat is sure here on earth, and. that is death. There is that in some men. wbicb. if not chilled br adversity, would - gk tA thwt wnrlrl f.r-1 ml thfulo-litai Appeal To The Press. A Father Once Widely Known in Sporting Circles Asks Help to Find His Boy, Columbus DispaUdi. Johnny Swcetmnn, ex profession, al teacher in "the manly art of self, defence,'' now living in Columbus, . in addition to being a pa nil i zed in valid, is suffering sadly from men tal depression on account of the disappearance of his sou, Thomas W. Swcetman, April 28, 1377, at Mineral Springs, Mt, Cleinitm, ' Michigan, where his father was taking baths for his present physi cal trouble. Governor Bishop,' of Ohio; S. II. Kosccraiis, Bishop of Columbus; J. A. Ueitman, mayor of the city; Edward K Bingham, judge ot the court of common pleas; John M. Pugh, probate judge; Col. Bicbard Kevins, trustee of water works, and others who havu been mode- acquainted with tho facts, join in asking a liberal circu- lation of the same in the pi ens. The father, who is to be pitied in his present condition, may bead dressed at Columbus, Ohio. He says : "The boy seemed in his usual good humor when ho stepped out of the door about bed time ou that dark Sunday uight. . 1 have not heard from him since, I bcjjevift he was enticed away, and that be is too high spirited to return, fenr ing reproach for leaving me alone and helpless among strangers. W my dear child should see of this notice, anil will only drop me a line to let me know he is living, it will cheer my well nigh broken heart, aud while 1 live 1 will uever mention the past. I can then die conteut, ami will bless bint to the last moment ot my life. I don't blame my dear boy for getting weary of dressing aud undressing and attending to other wants of an Invalid father for over seven years, with little or no time to play. I see now it was too much. 1 should never have bitn to-do it again. I feel assured l the kind press ot the United Stales and Canada will help me with a mite of their un bounded liberality I can find my boy a world to uio that I would spend a fortune for had 1 the means. A gentleman has consent ed to opeu a place in his family lor the boy and give him business education. He knows the boy," The JHxpatvh will add that Mr. Sweetman has made his Iioijia Ui Ohio many years, though called to all parts of the umutxy ou profes sional business, in his younger days he was one ot the most hand some, men who ever pnt on gloves, and, so tar ns common report goes, always sustained a square reputa tion. Are They Safe? Loudou Truth, Each mother who flunks on the matter at all believes her wu daughter absolutely safe and trust worthy, and we may be sure that the girl Loes not undeceive her. Whatever others ws-y A thinks the matron sitting quietly at home, while her child is rambling alone across the park to college, or is inspecting her male classmate's drawings in the art school, she is to be trusted to take wire of her self. But iuen .could tell strange stories if they would, and iu tho next generation of mothers will he many women who, taking to heart the risky lessou of their own ex- , perience, will keep a sharper watch over their irjs thtui .w.a .kept over them, and will distrust the youthful assurance of "safety" which brings back those glttw.uig cheeks aud sparkling eyes. "Why Ladles arc Called Ducks. ' Because they are not at all tame. Because there is a pood ileal of sport te be got out of the wild oues. Because they may be captureL Because they may bo sold. Because, as proved by the re sults of the public examinations, they may be plucked. Because, as we can see an the illustrated newspapers, they may be druJjrit Because fine feathers iwprovu their appearauce. Because they mar be beautifully doue, a pood deal of butter being usually employed in the (ureaes. Because they are often well bast ed. Because they are always Uressoet in some fashion tor dinner. ftecanse they have long bills. Because they Are always plenty of them iu the market. Communism .aud Couimou 8eoa It is Jwo jrear yet before the next presideutiaj .canvass will fair- Jy begin, but already there is some discussion as to tne question of 1880. Homo iiersons ailect to lieve that it will not the elec tion f 1&76. Other iiersons look back still further and insist that it shall be the war of 1861. These political antiquarians are wide ,p the mark. The -question of 1880 will be oommnnism aud common ' sense that is, if the democrats continue, as they have begun, to advocate the former, and if the re publicans acquire little more of the latter. Aes? York Erening i(.