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'W ! 'i r p. K. MAYESS, Proprietor. VOLUME 43. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. imi it HOBILE, We want everybody to know that we sell Dry Goods, Notions and Gents' Fnrn i V e Goods for less money than the goods can be had elsewhere. It makes no difareoce what amount of money yon want to send, you cab always get more for your ' t from us than anywhere else, ss we SEIX ONLY FOR CAS'l. Xfi vslna everybody's tretfe and use onr best efforts to secure it once secured we koow wo cau hold it: 15?" As we are constantly offering Bargains, the follow in" arc a few of our leaders : 1 Case f Rem. rrints worth Tc for 4c per yard, wo nicees GeorRia Homespun at 6,0 per yard. 300 oiwes ed Homespun at .V. per yard. 100 piece, liuen finished Chevoit at Ho per yard. These mod. canno- be bought elsewhere for leas than teu cuts no nieces 4 4 Brown Domestic at v per yarn . 100 nieces Domestic, no dressing, at ac per y 1 use Furniture Kohe IVnts st 5c )Mir yard. yard. 1 Cise lief .tSI" ces win . F,-. j 500 Bundle I Calico at 25 cents. COT rq , FLANNEL. 1 esse good Ottoa .lanucl at 5c per yard. 1 ease better Cotton Flannel at 7c per yard. 1 aase extra ftotit Flannel st ile per yard. M pieces Red Twill Wool Manuel worth 25 for 18. it dcs (trey Twill Mixed worth auc tor lac. : 1 ii : i n n.Hui . 'tiw. M dcs all wool drey Flannel at 35c. 50 Divces Medicated Flannel at 35c. 3 Cakes Soap and Wash Rag For 10 Cents. Full Weight Cotton Bat VorJS Cent. 500 Doz. Gents Red Shirts & lira weiu all wool $1 Suit. Would be Rood valued at $1X0. These goods have to be well to be appreciated. We alo have a few dozen Red Flannel Suit at $3, worth $21. These goods are the cheapest ever brought to this market. YEEftJD & POTTER, IV. Side Dauphin between Jackson Ac Conception. August 19, 18K7. 2T ly - PKOKKSKIONAU Titos. 8. FoitD. . G. W. Eu.is. pORD & ELLIS AITORNEYS-AT-LAW AND SOLICI TORS IN CHANCERY, Say St. Louis, Him. fiTOffloe at the Court-House. July !W, lrttff. 81-1 TQR. L. A. THURBER, DENIAL 8UKGKON, Paul ChrtHtian, Mm. Calls aiisweiod fimn Buy St.. Louis to Soraiirini on the Const. November VJ. 1HHU. 3d-tf jj B. EVERITT ATTORNEY. AT-L AW, . ' gcranton. Hum. will oHettce la all the ccurta of the Serenth Judn ial district, and the Federal and Supreme courts of the State. June 25, 1W. QHAS. S. MERRIWETHER ATTORNEY & COUNSELLOK AT-LAW, Seranton. Xits. Olllce acljolulnn residence en Pascagoula street- March 21. HOT. moo. s. rosu. haxtixi )RD 4 DANTZLER ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS-AT- LAW. Will nractica la the counties of Jackson and Harrison. OJkw .- BcnuUe Xiu. Deceaiber 14. 16. 41-1; i at b e J2 5 -fi &li Situ 44 144.4i24$494ti4 Q r? ns fills al-II-&"iflBM-a ".s T1 -3sM ts aS gii s e1 a.1o ,i nflS i . , b11 1 r-r, a nil : -ill 5ii2 jMi l,Ul I ml ' . I w .1 R;e'x-SeB ,iaES,se) itJl!a-- - - f 8 fc 0 MS 8 s-e E B ? S S! . t 3 e t i -2 S I 5 r- a t-i55J ALA. P.AJSJTB QOOD8. 50 pieces Jeaue (just received) at 8c per yard. 'Je pea Jeans t."t received) at 10c per yard. 50 pices Jeans worth 15c fur l'Jfro, All pities Jeans worth SIOc for I'm;. 25 pea Joans, extra stout worth 35c for 25c. 24 pes Jeans, cxta st ut worth '25c for20o. in pes i wh'h, extra aioui won n .ic ioi ioc 10jcs Tweed, extra stout worth Mr forlloc TOWEL81 ' TOWELS 1 1 50 iloseti extra size at 15c. 77 dozen 44-iuch Towels at 10c. 15 dozen Damask Towels atirc well worth 35c. 50 pieces heavy Twill Crash worth So for 5c. 1 case Choice Dress Gingham worth 15c for 10c. 50 pieces Potter's Oil Cloth, bust 25c. 75 dozen all wool Jerseye, latest cut. 75fl. EWIS H. CHAMPLIN-. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, 'a ChrUtian, 3dit. MTill attend to buslesa in all the Courts of Harrison, Hancock, JackMin and stUoiuinj; coun ties. Will also attend to examination of titles and the payment of taxes. Special attention i;iven to collection ot claims in an towns along tne aliseia slppi heacoaat. iiineeat resitionce,.on .unrig aronne, near jioxi canOulf HoteJ. May 7. ?M. 10-ly EVANS, JR. AITOHNEY-AT LAW, JfitsiMtippi City, Mitt. Will mr nirticff Id nil tkn miirtn in the Kfimnth riuliriMl il.Htrirt. ill uttt-nd pruiiiittlv ti rnlla St. Louis. I'tuw ChriHti&n. BUuii, kwtui 8tiittK or Scran ton. OJficf in ths Court Hov$. VoTomber 10. 1MH6. 37-ly II. SEAL- ATTORNEY & COUXSELLOU-AT-LAW, H'uriuippi City, lift. Practices In all the court a of the feventh Judl rial district. n H WOOD- Vi'TORNEY & COUNSELLOR AT LAW Hon Point, it Ut. Practices in the courts of Jackson, Harrison, Hancock. Perrv and (ireene. June 13, low'. . 14-ly D BRAGG " PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Kaideru! Mo Feint, Jfise. Will practice at Mesa Point, Scranton, the Sea shore aud viclnitv. tf LOVE FOR OUfi SCRANTONY MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER SO, 1887. Official Direotory Jackson County. Clerk of the Court Walter M. Denny. Sheriit-Johu B. Clark. Treasurer J. K. McLeod. Surveyor R. W. Morrill. AssesMrir K. It. Kainsay. Cv. Supt. Pub. Kd Dr. H. L. Howie. Poslofltce Hours. The' i 1 wing are the poetoffica hour of the gcranton jtostofnee : Open! rom 7oclocka.rn.Ul p.m. From Soclock Sunayfficeonen half an hoar before and after depu.ure of wail trains. Mrs. Mart G. Laibd, P. M. Justice Courts. C. P. Bowman holds regular terms of Justice com at theconrt-bonse in 8cru ton on the first and third Saturdays to ea :h month. Board ot Health, Jackson Co. 8. 8. Henry, president, Dr. W. A. Cox, Charles Bosrer, J. W. Stewart and W. 8. Dodson.sr. Dr. E. F. Griffin, port phy-sioi-n. Scranton Directory CiiuncH NoTicR. Rev. J. D. Hays, Mctho-'iKt, wil preach each month at the followitiR times and pliM-es: At Oraoite Grove first Sabbath at II a. m and 7 p. m. ,,... k . At Scranton second Sabbath at 11 a. m. and 7 p. m. ... j At Zionihird Sabbath at 11 a.m., and 7 p id . At Scranton fourth Sabiiath at 11 a. m., and East Paseagnnlu at 7 p. in. I O. O. F. Scranton I.odge No. 4.. meee every Tuesdiiy Vt 7:30 p m. J. W. Roberts, N. G.; F. D. Bcht, V. G., Gw. I Santo Cnia. Secretary. - Jumea Smith, Treasurer. Visiting brolhreu always wel come. Fire Company. Scranton Finn Company No. 1. S. K. s ... f fnia. Ti.ou.pson, i;7i m.in. iteguiar meciuig " " j niht iu each mouth. Moss Point Directory. Clmrclien. MKTnoDlsT-Rev. J. P. Drake, pastor, Preaching every Sunday. Prayer meet tnz everv Thursday evening. Baptist-Elder O. D. Uowen, pastor. Preaching first aud third Sobbntbs iu each month. PltKRBYTKia.x-Rev. D. O. By mh, pas tor. Preaching every 1st, Sd and 4tu Sabbath ut 10:30 a.m. Prayer meeting everv Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.iu. Societies. - Paocarocla Ijukjk A. F. and A. M No. VOt meets tlii.d Saturday i.iaht. in sach mouth. M. M. Evans, W. M. ; J. H. Rolls, S. W.j 1. O'Onl'un, J- W. H. G. Dempf, Beeretary ; A. Blnmer Treasurer ; J W. H'ewart, 8. D.; J. p. 1'o.tis, J. D.; G. L. Howse, S. and I- Khcatawpa Lokok Kkiouts ok Hiknok No 3115 Meers second anil tonrlb (Sutur ilay nights iu each mouth. Officers : 11. tuliner, Jr.. 1 ; Chas. Khlera, V. D. ; I . Colmer, A. D. ; B. V. Lester, R. ) H.N. tmnihorn. F. R ; H. Killers, T. . r . Greeu nugh, G. ; Wm. Gn-euongh, C. ; G. . Hough. G. ; E. A. Snthofl, 8. Uulk Luoor Knight or Hosob No. 4184 Meet on tirsi and fourth Saturday iifghta of each month. Ir,i W. Broome, D. ; L. M Innis, V. D. ; W . M. Waitl, A. ; J. K. McLeod, K.; P. H. Freeland, F. R. ; 1). K. Mclunis, G.; Wm. Welch, C.J Al bert Frentz, G.; G. J Auderaon, 8.; E. W. Morrill, J. W. Morris, Win. Watkius, Trustees. ' R. L. IIowze R. A. Chaptkh No. 188 Meeta second Saturday night in ei.ch mouth. T. A. Coitlson, H. P.; ) W. Morris, King. SODSKICa SEAL. H. BIOOMFIKU). gEAL & BLOOMFIELD- ATTORNEYS & COUNSELORS at LAW tcrsnten. Mitt, Will practice in all the eonrta of Jackson eonntv . Each partner will continue to practice in hia Indl ridiialeapaclty In all the courts of the Seventh Ja diclal district. FRIENDS; COUBTESY FOB ALL; FEAR FOR NONE. WOMAN THY DUTY. Let all the good thon doeat to man Ji gift be, not ft debt ; ; Aud he will more remrmber thee Tha more thou doat thorn forget. Do it aa one who knows it not, But rather like a viae, That yeur by year bring forth its grspesi And cares not for tha wine t A horse when he baa run h race, A dog, when tracked the game, A bee when it has hauey1 made Do not their deeds proclaim. Be sileut then, and like the vine, Briug forth what is iu thee ; It is thy tiuty to be good, Add man's to honor thee. FLIRTATIONS. BY 8. B. "Only eif-lit oV.lock ! Ho slowly tbf tiuif pii88!" Anil Piinliiie Sedley ytiwnecl hh nbe looked out over I lie ui pling ot tin) twilight ea, where now mid I ben t be bright letlecliouti ot'a star deemed to upWinli into tlio waves. It WiiK ii golden Aunt evening, enooiilens lint rmlmut, with the liitlmy Hir lull of the IragraiicH of new in ttle buy, mingling not uu pleiiSHiitly with '.lie breuth of Hie e:i, tiixl tlx- Mky nil hIoiious with the dolpliio like hues ot the dyiux dny, ami Mtaa Sedley, siiiiug on the tictiol I) . Icon. v in tier Homing robea ot whito India muslin, gird led with scarlet, and scarlet verbe nas iu her hair, made mi exceedingly pretty adjunct to the scene. She wns a brunette, with a biillimt complexion, nil cream and d ilution, jet black ball', nt.ru I y lit ami giOK8 as an Indian's, ana eyes wuoe melting brilliance was like Ihe dusky glow of tropic stars. No womb-r that little Ralph Moa- tii.-nle the euthusitiHtic boy of eiyliieen, was madly in love with ber tin wonder t hut he hung on her slightest word as an easlern de voloe haius on Ibe priest's oracular utteianees. "Slowly, Pauline I wfieu Iain at your side !" be Sitid a little repioacli inll.v, -" i'Hiil.ue lantlieil and tinned the (liiimniid and opul lilies carelessly i on ml on ber fingers. "Yon are only n (diild, R-ilph !" !be siiid a I i tile disdainfully. 'I am a year older than you, ! Pauline 1" Pauline Sedley reached up to tap Uis flushed beardless diet k with her uu. "A girl of seventeen in eqiuil tos uiiin ot iwei'ly-seven, any lime, Ralph 1 You're a uice little cava lier, mid you dance ihe polka tie lightluily, bui you see .von are noi tuiily oiit of the top and ball phase jet 1 Now, there's Gustavus Mel ville, lie's a man, and J our cousin, Harry Livingstone, 'cavalier an peur, et natu reprovhe V Major Ltv iugNtone's magctice.ve8 are enough to set any woman's heurt iu a blaze." She spoke abstractedly, looking out toward the sen, aud sppareutly unt'onscious that she had any audi tor but Ihe far -oft waves and tbe mantling twilight. ."Pauline 1" ejaculated the bo.v, passionately, "I "y he young iu veins, but vou have taught m heart premature development. You have no right to speak to me thus, after playing with my uuYctions all summer P Pauli e glanced up iu astonish ment. Finished coquette that she was, she hail hardly .expected tins oiitbust from the most Insignifi cant tr all her victims. She had rMicomuged Balph Moutscute's too visibltt infatuation, simply because it s mused her to make a captive of the pretty boy, and now she was as much lakeu by.suipiise as would be the fisherman it a writhing frout should suddenly fiid voice to re moiisirate when the hook was being twisted out of bis quivering jaws. "Mv dear Balph, jou are talking nonsense, she said lightly. "Nonsense ! l it iiousenae to tell vou Hist I love jou thst my heart has passed irrevocably Into your keeniiix: that lile will be a desert u it bout vou f Yes verv absurd nonsense! Go back 10 school, Balph," or col lege.or wherever it is, aud forget me. Mv dear child, 1 should as soon tbiuk of marrjiug little Tony Warwick, who has just got out ot I merino frocks." Balph Moutaeote whs silent. Psuliue's lightly spoken words of ridicule cut bun to tue Heart. "Pauline." be said almost sternly, "do jou tbiuk yoifbave treated me honorably T Pauline vawnetl. "Uouorablv I what a big word for lbs occasion. One must a to use our'a sell at a place like this, and ou certainly ought to understand ibe diderenca between a mere barailesa fllitatloe snd res!, sober earnest. How Balph, do be aensl ble, aud leave oft teasing roe, that's a good boy." lUlph turned awsj. "I see Mr. Melville coming this j way. You will excuse me, Pauline." "Oh, certainly J" - Pauline drew a deep breath of re lief as her youthful swain walked away towurd the star-lighted beach. '. "Who would imagine that the little fellow would have laid it so sniously to heart f she murmured softly as she extended a lily-white hand toward Mr. Melville, w bo with htilf a dozen others had sauntered up the piazza steps. "You are looking grave, fair tragic queen P said Melville, ilruw. lug bis bamboo chair a trifle clos er to her. "May one of the bum blest of all your slaves venture to ask why !" ."Did you ever kill or maim a but terfly f demanded Pauline sudden ly. "A great many limes, I am afraid, iu the thoughtlessness of earlj youth. Hut why do jou ask t" "Because 1 have just done the same thing.'' Mi. Melville glanced questioning ly a rou ml. "Oh," laughed Pauline, "it wasn't a real winged insect, Mr. Melville. I was but speaking metaphorically. After ull, it's a matter of no partic ular consequence only a lesson the child needed to cure him of some thing very like presumption. It's liltle Ralph Moniacute; he had the impertinence to tell uie tbal he lov ed me. The idt-a ot a child like thai taking advantage of the encourage ment one may have though lessly given him to imagiue but its too ridiculous." "Faith, I dou't see the ridiculous sideot it," said Melville, sternly. "Montacute is young, but he is u uiiiuly fellow, ami pardon me, sov ereign lady ot ull hearts but you tlid eucourage him most markedly." "I never thought of anything se rious," lisped Pauline, with ail ail lessoess truly angelic. "It was on ly Ihe chance amusement ot an lioiT.'' Melville shrugged his shoulders. "A good deal like the story of Ibe IrogS mid Ihe boys," he saltl. "Bui lo dismiss all less pleasanl subjects what do you say lo a row on the sea by starlight t" "I shall be delighted " And the merry group vanished into the eupiirpled darkness, their t oiccs ringing on ihe air, long utter their tonus were imperceptible. Then, anil not till then, a tall fig ure raised itselt from the bamboo settee, or couch, just within Ihe wide open windows, where the cool muslin curtains. waved softly at ev ery breat ii oi tne soil summer uigui lireeeze, and Major Uarry Living stone cool I v walseil out .upon the piazza, igniting his cigar as he did so. "The coquette!" he muttered be tween bis set teeth; "Ihe benitle-s tint! Now 1 begin better to com prehend poor Ralph's varying moods ot late, ft lie has broken the boy's beat t, and cares no more I'm it than it abe bail cracked one ot ber china cologne boitlea on her dressing table! Well, this is a sir. uge world! If Pauline bad taken a handkerchief or a purse Iroiii Ralph's pocket, the iron band ol the law would be down upon her immediately; but she steals his heart right out of his bosom, ami society looks on with smiling face and folded bauds! "VVb is there no law, made aud enacted, to punish such heartless crimes as I Inst For crimes tbev ai e black treacherous crimes, even though erpelrateil so charmingly by beauties like Pauline Sedley ami her sister coquet ts I And tbis lair, innocent boy, whom I loved like a Uioiuer; l lie coitiesi uesn iingm have spared him. , By Cupid and all his attendant dieties, will be reveu ged oil Pttuline Bedly tor this!'' Al almost the same trionieu Ralpu Moniacute carat) slowly up the piazza steps, -lue ngomess ami e as'iciiv ot bis gall weie gone, ue walked like one bo had leceivett a mortal wouiid. "Ralnh T Mont acute started at bis cousin's voire. "You here. Hairv f Yes. all alone. Sittlown beside me, old fellow, -why hi jou not lib ihe bosun parly V l ilid ntouiise this aioruiuir to make one ot them; but but some how I don't teel like it to-uigbt." Livingston look bis coasius hand, and pressed it wi;b a brm, Ifitui9 irraart. "1 kuowi.ll obont it, Ralph," be md.ilr. "Don't be vast dowu m!ih isn't worth one pang ot mem orv. The world is wide; life Is long voull ontlivs this blow, u you ouly have patience to wait." Montacuie's bead drooped r J v int'aioiie'a shoulder. Oh. Darrv 1 I did love her I invent her desrlv P "Take courage she is not worth it" And the stalwart soldier, aootu iog away bis boy oousiu's woe, was g-utle ss a woman, even while be wondered to aes that IU!pb took it so leeoly and bitterly to besrt. Terms Two From that day the gsy little world of the fashionable watering- place whs astonished at the devo tion accorded by Major Livingstone to Miss Sedley. Pauline herself astonished, she was elated, and overjoyed. Major Livingstone was a mau who was sought and courted by all the belles of society a man whose "magnetic eyes," as she ber- self had phrased it, and tenderly- modulated voice was enough to set any feminine heart in a blaze. Be walked with her be rmle witb ber he Jread .poetry to ber he sal wilb her during ti e long golden September twilights, until Pauline felt 'that lite beside him was the brightest boon Providence could accord. She haughtily discarded her other suitors; she 'cared uo longer the ball room or picnic par ties to ber the, wbole world held but one man, inid that was Barry Livingstone 1 But still he kept just outside the charmed circle of love-making; he did not propose. And Pauline, growing almost sick at heart, count ed the days that still remained ot "the season." "lie will propose to morrow, or perhaps Iho day ulier," she whis pered to herself. "Oh, surely, it must come soon." It was the eveuing before the breaking npof the gay party that had enlivened the seaside hotel all summer, and a brilliant ball bud been 'gotten up to eelebiate the close of the - biiet, happy season. Pauline Sedley hail dressed for this festivity with unusual care some how she felt that it was to be a crisis in her life. She wore a lem on colored ciupe dress on lemou colored .silk, like a fair, aureate cloud, mid ber hair was looped up, iu its shining braids, by sleudei chains ol iroltl. Iler toilet, she knew by the murmur that pervaded the ball room the moment she en tered. was a success and Harry Li vingsi one's handsome eyes rested upon her face with evident admira tion. But the evening passed away, ihiobbiug itsbrilliaut hours in mu- . , rr i.i 810 and periume, unti ntr ou never came near her. She had cavaliers iu abundance she was Ibe cynosure of all eyes--but be, the man of men, fcep: obsliiiate lv aloof! Take nie to the balcony, i am stifling for want of fresh air,' she said almost fiet'ishly, to the part iter with whom si bad pist glided through the redowa. Thiink you. I need detain you no longer."- And Mr. GnilderMecu, feeling bimselt abruptly dismissed, left Pauliue by ihe side of Major Liviug stonr and stalked away- iu high dudgeon. "Uarry V she breathed softly, with a pleading glance upward into bis eves. "You have uot been near me nil thet evening "1 have iieen v ery busy with the ct.uip iniooshipol my owu thoughts," be answered coldly. i s'art lor Europe to morrow morning " "For" Europe !" "To be gone I hardly know hew many j ears. 1 may visit India and the East before I return !" "Uarry !" Ue bent dowu his head iu cold couitesy. "I beg your pardon, Miss Sedley did yon speak !' "You will leave me, Uarry!" "1 shall be obliged to leave many kind friends," he relumed iudifter enilv. There was a cold chill at Pauline's heart a dizzy blindness before ber eyes, but still she coinmauded her self. With her it was no idle mat ler of etiquette it was a struggle for lite and dealh ! "Aud you can leave tne so Calm Lv, Uarry 1" Ile li"htlv whistled Ibe bars of a popular tune: "Beware, beware of the gay cavalier, Who loves atd rides away." "Uarry," she cried, forgetting in the inomeutpt agony all her femi nine traininir. all ber womanly im pulses, "1 thought you loved me! Ob. Harry, 1 cannot let you gov 'I am' not aware, Miss Sedley, ot ever bating given you auy eucour ucerneut " Eucourageincnt P she answered, bitterly. "What has Ibis livelong summer been t What baa your whole course ot conduct toward me bceu t Oh. Uarold, if you leave me now vou w ill break Iny heart I" "Pauline," he said steruly, "try to recall a night iu Aagust wueu Balpb Montacute, pleadiugfor more j tlian lite, stood before you! As yousAHl to bun then, I now say to you: One must amuse oue's self, at a place like lbi,aud you cei taiuly ought to understand the difference between a mere flirtation aud sober rainesL" I am now holding to your lips ibe bitter cup that he drank to tbediega. Uow do jou relish Ibe flavor! Miss Sedley, I have the honor to bid you adieu forever 1" Ana Pauline was alone on the flower wreathed balcony alone, witb the surs shining above ami the sorrowful musiu of Sttau.-is' waltzes throbbing and inoamug Dollars per Tear in Advance NXJMBEK 31. from within. Truly she had receiv ed a lesson ! Harry Livingstone was gone and she never saw hi in again. Pauliue was never manied ; she is an old maid now with ber glori ous beauty faded, and her temper irritable aud exacting. Who knows what she might have beeu if Ah, tbis world U fall ol ifs f Bishop Galloway's Speech at Brookbaven, The following extract from Bishop Galloway's address at Brookbaveo, is what brought sorih Mr, Jeflerson Davis' open letter : "I have revered the genius and admired the history of Boo. Jetter sou Davis. It has been a source of gratification that the chief of the "Lost Cause" lives witbio the com mon wealth that honored him long aud trusted hhin implicitly, and, and wheie the balmy breezes of our coast may fau bis aged brow aud the waves oi the Southern Gull bathe his weary feet. While neither forgetting nor apologizing for bis part iu ibe late conflict, tbat sever ed for a season the two great sec tions of our reunited country, I re call with pride his splendid services to the natiou from the day be led bis brave battalions on the plains ot Bueua Vista to bis regretful retirement from a seat in the United States Senate; aDd since the ever-to-be lamented war be- tweeu the States I have admired bis quiet patience, bis beautiful resignation, his mauly dignity and his sublime consciousness of un stained honor and uucorrupted in tegrity. But tbat bis pen should have beeu betrayed iato wrttiug a liue against the reform of the age gives me pain, and I the more re gret it because a great statesman, familiar witb profound constitution al problems should have repeated the platitudes on personal liberty which have been exploded by the leading law writers of America and forever settled by the decisions of the Supreme Court of the United Siates. I did hope tbat his stormy ife would have a peaceful close: that his sun woald go down with out a fleck of cloud iu the sky J but tbat unfortunate utterance will ob- a a at- scure tue radhiuce oi uis eveiitiue gud leave a shadow upon bis memo- rv. Uow sad tb-.it the last words or a soldier, sage and Christian should become the sbibboieto or tne sa l oo us." A Mania for Child-Stealing. A rare case of einotioual klepto mania is exciting the scientists of Boston. The culprit, patient or victim, whichever she she deserves to be called, is Minnie Nelson, whose age is put dowu iu the police records as twenty two. he is a fine looking woman, whose strange mental conditio results eutirely from excessive e of liquor. She was arrested recently for kidnap ping the four-year-old daughter of Mrs. Donovan, of No. 409 Charles street. The singular part of her mania is tbat she never thiuks ot stealing when she is sober. At such times any mother is perfectly sale in letting ber children play around where Miss Nelson is with out the slightest fear. At such mo ments she could even be trusted iu au orphan asylum without au at tendant being preseut. But, when she is in her cups a close watch is necessary - over stray children. Ragged or richly dressed, pretty or homely, tidy or soiled, all chil dren are alike to ker under these circumstances. The cause ot tbis remarkable mania is a puzzle i o the physiciaus, and she will doubtless placed iu custody soon and closely watched to see if it is possible to solve the mystery. What is a "Floater." He la a member ot the Legislature, and in Miunesota would be termed "member at large." The name "floater was adopted some yeais ago when candidates were thick as grass uu the moor. In ancieut days the people gave a grand picuio and barbecue near a mill (Kind, at which all the candi. dales were Invited. A three tboos aud pousd weight was attached to each of their necks, aud they were burled into Ibe water. The candi date who conld float under tbtss conditions was declared elected. Strange as it may seem, some pos sessed snfllcieut "wind" to periods -Ibis marvelous act. The successful candidate was then clothed in pur ple and linen and the tatted calf was at once served. Ctirl County Timet. Rev. T. D. Taluiage says: "Toa can go out ot Ibis world oot having a dollar, snd yet die hsppy, if you could provide for the wife and chil dren left behind. It would fx a man thing for you to go to Heaven while 4bey go to the poor bouae. You at d'tmth may move iuto a beautiful mansion with river froot; they may wove into iwo rooms on i the tourm Eoor ci a. leaeuieus I bouse."