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p. K. MAYEES, Proprietor. LOVE FOR OUR FRIENDS ; COURTESY FOR ALL; FEAR FOR NONE. Terms Two Dollars per Year in Advance. VOLUME 44. SCR ANTON, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 1888. NUMBER 21 ' I db? hoods cm DDTO a PRICES j -AT TKE- inBnL i)BBBt tT 17 REE U UK V V FB U tl If UX UU ERR oBSoTTTT OO BRR KEB oTOORRK "SSg T O ORRR KB S8S T OO R B RUB .. CHEAPEST CASH HOUSE IN MOBILE. MISCELLANEOUS, i PARASOLS. 35 doi extra aiso handkerchiefs, warranted 24 Black Satin Lined, lace trimmed, was border band frout shirt fast colors. 20 dm Heuisllched colored kerchiefs oe. 40 dot Gent's Pleated open t!5c 10 do Check Nainsook shirts, 25c. 10 dos Solid Colors knit shirts and draw em to watch 50o. Color gtiurautced. 100 pes Adam's netting 35o. 70-pcs Adum'i ne'ting, 90 inch. 90a. 2" pu Bine and Pink, 4 c. 72 inch Bobinet Bar $1.60. !W inch Bouinet Bar, was sold at $1.50, u?w SU.4U. Soft Finished Bleaching 5fl a yard. Extra Heary Brown Domestic 5c. Crinkcl 6o. Sliii t Bosoms reduced to 10 cents. Dress Shields 10 cents per pair. Large Size 10 cents per pair. htockeuet 15 couts per pair. Large size 30 cents per pair. HOSIERY. 25 doz Ludies and Children's full fashions and finished hose, wuscoMut 25c, now 15c. BO dozen Ludies Unbleached Ho.se, full fiuibhed, 12(0. 10 dm La lies Gloves in Lisle find Black 15c. 10 doz Ladies Mitts, colorod only, 15c. 10 doz Embroidered Mitts, all colors, was sold at 50c now 3,"e. Lure Mitts in 1'iuk, Blue and Lavender ut fl a pair. mr 60c Embroidered Black Mitts in said at 61.35 uowIl.V. 15 Extra quality was sold at $1.75 now 1.40. 10 Paragon Frame, changeable liuiug, was sold at. f 2 50 now M. 5 Oxide Handles, was $5 now &3.G5 HO Fancy Colorod, satiu Parasols was $1.25 now 8'ks. 21 Fancy Plaid and Check was $1 25 now HOC. FANS. .1 Open aud Shat Fans for 10c. 8doz Feather Fans 15c. 20 doz Fans, was sold at 15 and 20c, clos ing them all out at lOo. SPREADS. 0 Marseilles Snreads wjlth 90e, at 70c. 35 Miirseilles Spreads worth 1.50, ut $1.20. loKxtra Heavy spreads, was sola at $z now 81.50.- 20 Colored Spreads, was sold at $1.25 now 85. SHORT LENGTHS. Colored Nainsook was sold at l'Ha now 10c Plaid Nniusook wus sold at l:ic now 121c. Check Nainsook wus sold at tic now 7c. Printed Battale was sold ut 8c now 7c. Printed Battale wus sold nt 15c now 10c, Printer) Battalo was sold 20c now 12(0. CF Send for samples. LACES. Oriental Skirting, was 50c, now 20 pes JoC. 10 pes Oriental, was 75c, now 45c. All ot our loi clion Laces havo m iked down. Scud for (samples. .been iTY'lnrs and black reduced to 35c Parties wishing to purchase Dry Coods will do well to send to us for Samples before buvlne. as this price is only made for the next thirty days in order to reduce stock DOTore stock tak ng. YEEND & POTTER, 422 B.a.'ereiEiKr street, MOBILE, THE COURTS. THE REGULAR TERMS. CIRCUIT COURT-Second Dist. 8AMUEI. n. TEKRAL. Judge. JAMES U. NEVILLE, Diatrlct Attorney. In thocounlvof Winaton, ontli. third Monday of January nl Jnlv, anil continue aix any.. In the cmwty of Lnuilenlidu. ou the fourth aton day of January ami July aud contbiae eiKbMvn "ia th. oountT of Koxolwe, on tho thiol Monday of February aud Augugt, and coiitiaae .eighteen d.vs. , In the county of Kmper, on the .econdlMonday of March nud gepteuiuur, and continu. twalv. lu th county of CWkenn tho fourth Monday of March aud Septwnbfir, and cnulinua twelve o.y.. In the oonntv of Wayno, on the .eeond Monday Ar trf nifcnlw.r and nmitinn. Six dftVS. In t he county of (ireene. ou tho third Monday of April and ClctobeT. and continue ix daT.. In the county of Perry, on the fourth Monday of April and octoDerana continue ai yp. In tlie county of Mariou. Firat Dl.trict, on th. second Monday of June and third Monday of I cmubor, and oontlnuo bIi do.v. In the Second District, on the third Monday of June aud second Monday of L-iswinbcr. and continue aix days. In the connty of Hancock, on the iwcond Monday of May and November, aud continue twt-lve d.jij. In the county of Harrtn, on the fourth Monday of May, and continue twelv. day., and on the fourth Monday of N.veaibor, and continue six In the connty of Jackaen, on the second Monday after fourth Mo day of May, and continue aix day., and on the first Monday alter the fourth Monday of November, and continue twelve daya. Annual 19, 13S7. ALA. 25 lv PKOKESSIONAL. Thos. 3. Foiin. J. I. J'or.D. pORD A FORD ATTORNEYS AXD COUNSELOn.S-AT-LAW. Will practice in the counties of Jackson and Harrison. files' : ScrtiHtvn, Hist. Decemlinr 14. IdSJ. iy JjR. L. A. THURBER, DEX1AL SURGEON, ChrMian, Mi. Calls answered from Bay St. Louis to Berantou on tho Const. November 10, 18G. 3d tf II. B. EVERITT ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Seranton, ATut. Will practice in all tho crurts of the Scventli Juilirmi ditnct. and coi.rta of Hi. SlaU. i n Da S3, iBcii. the Federal and Supreme IT-lT QHAS. S. MERRIWETHER ATTORNEY 4 COUNSELLOU AT-LAW, Serantn. JftM. OBce adjoining; naldeac. .a Paacacnnla'atrect: MtrcliVl. 1S87. 3 ly L EWIS H. CHAMPLIN- ATTORXEY-AT-LAW, Pan Chriilian, ilin. Will attond to tiuai-M. in all the Courts of llnnim.,,. Hancock. Jarkiwn and xljolnlnf coun tw.. Will alftn attoad to .x.niination of titlisi and ta. payment of taiea. Special attention aivca to ll..rtwa of cuUdm la all tuirna alone the MiU Ippi !WrKiat . at rraideaea, on Daria aveaoa. Bear Jfexl anliulf Hotei. j - i(ay 7, ism;., ' lo,iy J( C. VAUG HAN- DENTAL fjUKOEON, Oeeaa Spring; ilim. D BRAGG PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Itctiientt: Hun Mut, iliti. Will practice at Moa Toint, Scrnuton, the Sea shore and vicinity. tf New Orleans Tieless TELEGRAPH INSULATOR of Invented by ,udgo LEN DKBLIEUX, Hay St. Louis, Miss. 1,000 Shares of the Expense Fnnl for Silt at $5.00 Each. A'modol of simplicity n saving n 50 pel cent, of expuusi-s to Telegraph mid other Electric C'ouipiinics, by KivinK per fect liuul.-ition, w ill do away with the iu sulutleu now used, and it is destined to pay largo profits to those who will invest in it. npilal Stock, $50,000. December 10, 1M7. 42-tl T. J. McGEE; (W. II. Graham's old stand-; Moss roint, Aliss. Every description of Blucksniithinjr, Wag on aud Carriage making and repairing executed in a prompt, ceut and tasty manner. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. Also Coffin HaUni and TrimiDi! GIVE ME ATRIAL. Jan. 87, ls8. 48-ly . CHANCERY COURT SECOND DlST. SYLVANUS EVANS, Chancellor. Tn the county of Luudcnlnle. ou the find Monday of Januaiy and July, nnd continue twolveilMya. In the comity ot Newton, ou tne miru AiunuHy of Janualyasnl Jnlv, aud continiio mix days. tn tli 1'onutv.nf Hfl:icoca. on the first JUonnavot February and Aueuitt, aud ooutiiiue aix days. In tlm coniitv of Harrison, on the second Monday of February and Auguat. aud continue aix daya. In theemintv o! Jackaon. on tne tninl Juonnay of February and A UKuat, and continue aix daya. In the county ol Clarke, on the flint Monduv of March and beptombcr ami continue aix (lava. 1 Hi, conntv of .laanor.cn the aecoml Mondav of March and Scjilcnibcr, and continue aix dnya. In the countv ot I'citv. on tne tnir i juondav ot March and September, and conlinuc aix daya. In the countv or Malion. 1'irat inatnct, on tne third Monday of May and November aud continue aix daya. In tho Sei'ond District, on the aecond Atouday of May anil ftuveuioor. ana continue six days. lu the countv of Jones, nn the nrat Monday of April and October, antl continue aix dnya. In the county ot (;ovinaUin, on the second Mon dav in April aud October, and continue aix daya. In tue county ot wreene, on tne tniru juuuuay oi April aud October, and continue aix daya. In the county of Kuiitb, on the fourth Monday of April and October, anil contiuue aix daya. lu the couuty of Wayne, ou the first Monday of May uud November, and continue aix daya. A XVJSAKCE. Of all the pestlleutial bores "That miteka this life a state Of constant torment, most I dreud The man who's always late. lie never keeps his word, bnt lata His friends anticipate His comiug for a weary while. The man who's always late. He says he'll com - at half-past six, ' You wait till long past eight, And haven't seen s aijfii f Him, The man who's always late, With stule excuses, glibly made, He tries to palliate His tardiness, but yon don't love The man's always late. Ho never cares for other's plans. "Ob, bang them ! let them wait !" He says aloud, or to himself, The man who's always lata. But some day punishment will full On him, as sure as Fate, And he'll be sorry that he is The man who's always lata. When becomes up, all oufoT breath, To old St. Peter's gate. St. Peter 11 sav : "You can't come in. This time you're much too late." J1.U AND THE LITTLE 'UN. BY MAKY H. GR06VEN0R. A. BLUMER, Moss Point, Miss. PKuPnlETtoll OK loss Point & .Scrantcn GRIST IVJIL.LS, AND DKALP.lt' IN Generall Wlerchandise Of course the Liltle 'Un had an other name, but so rarely was ii used I hut an expression of bewil dered surprise crossed his face whenever il was heard. When the boys were asked why they had Kiven him that mime, ihe explana tion van tendered in an easy off hand manner : "Oh, because he is suoli a little 'un,you know." The first ni"Jit we saw this strange pair ol friends, was when they strolled into our boys' meet ing: Jim, tall, muscular, wflh hands blackened by his work at the foundry, "clr-an dirt," as some one has called the grime earned by honest toil; the Liltle 'Un, almost HI A HI I III ill attend tn all calls and lnc the Golf Coast. January C, 18. pracl ice 45-ly Pis SEAL" alTORNEy & COUXSELLOR-AT-LAW, illuinippt Citf, Mat. Praetlne.1, tn the rourta f the fterra th Jodi ns SiHriet. llarriaea. H It G. W. Ei.u. H WOOD- 1T0Rney & COUNSELLOR AT LAW JfM. Print, Mia. uZZl th. eourta f JKk. " I II .1,11 , - - ". 8. Font.. PD 4 ELLIS . ITORXEYsIaT-LAW AND 80LICI TOR8 IN CHANCERY, Bcj St. Ieu, Afias. J-rT'' tu Court Houa. 17. Sl-ly Mlc .... ALoi BLOOM FIELD 1T0EXEY8 4k COysSLLORf T LAW re4.a. Hit. rwTi,r rT""" r-" hi. it avoosintui. L. RANDALL, AHl) DRAI.P.R IM DRY GOODS & NOTIONS, BOOTS, SHOES AXD HATS, Ready - Made Clothing:, Otoceriet, Hardware and Time are, Harness, Plows and Flow Gear, And In fart, everything nsnally kept in rirst-clna country store. The htghrat price puid for all country produce. tyOive me a trial bcfjre pur chaaing elsewhere. March 5KJ, 1. ' 4-Iy (JllEAP CASH STOIC I'. J. L. WIGGINS, MOi8 POINT, MISS., (At Ericksoo I'luco, on Elder Ferry Road) DEALER IX DRY GOODS, Groocrlest And General Merchandise, BAY, CORS',OATS AXD BRA .V. M Gccis & Low Prices Gnarantced. Quirk Rules and Small Profits. March 23, 1. 4-Cm Tob Tr intingat this Office. E. BLQOMFIELD & CO., MOSS POINT MISS Goods of every description constantly na naua. Also LVwrs, rxsD, iilluav, j Shingles, etc. JCOME AMD SEE US! I Sombt lVr. iy Usually kept in a tirst-tluss store. Furnitnrt and Ecusskeeplng Ooodi cf all Elodi a Specialty. STOVES ore sold lower than New Or leans or Mobils prices, as I bttv t lit-lit for snot cash direct from the manufacturers Bi CAM liKI&T l I LLr Fresh Meal.Utits, Hominy, Chops, ('racked Corn uud Feed of nil kiimis sold ut lowest market prices. uud delivered free of chai'so within city limits. lSiiriiii! feed in larre quantities enables mo toet the benefit of nholesale prices, and cnti thereforo sell at cheap as .ue eneapest. CUSTOM SHOE DEPARTMENT where person can get the best 8 lines for the least money. No p.iper soles, paste-board counters or wooden noeels are used is my Shoo Factory none but ceiiuine oak tauned leather, and I defy competition us to prices aun qniuiry. Also, ba e always on bund first-class baud-made Shingles for sale at reasanable prices. Thanking customers for past patronage invite a coumiutince oi same. Respectfully, A. BLUMER. Good Delivered Free of Charge. October . 1.-W7. 31-ly L. & N. Lonisville Si Nashville B. K. THE OREAT Itetween the Cities of CISCIXXATr, LEXISGTOX, LOUISVILLE, JiFAXSFILLK, ST. LOVI8 And the Citiea ot SASBril.LK, MEMPHIS, MONTGOMERY, MOJIlLf. XEIf ORLEAXS mm am and with speed imaled. Shortest & Quickest Rwute Frma New Orleaaa, Mobile and Ilontcianery. U NORTH, EAST & WEST. I'll 11 111 an f!ra WitbMitehaBr.Wa.li aatt, Cbicag, withotit bat mm chanf. to all Northern and Eastern Cities THROL'GIl COACHES From Chattanoofra ami Nashville to Ft. Ixu is, connect io direct lor Citiea In the Northwest. Emiirrantu mm the tie. of iniraULS Uu rod wiU main samul law nttm. rVe Afieiits of this Company for rates, routes. ei., or writ C. P. ATatOKE, G. P. V T. A Looisville, Ky. JOB- ooxt ai iHLi orrict. a baby, and small for hisne, with i. a- i. it i . ins iuce suarpeneu oy uany coiuaci Willi poverty and sin. lie was hanging on Jim's sleeve, looking up into his face from time to time, with a loving confidence that soltened the sharp features. The other boys seemed rather proud of them, uud explained that I he Little 'Un belonged to the Kin dergarten, that Ins father was s-ailor, and his mother a drunkard and Hi a I lie lived in the same house with Jim. "lie's fc queer little chap," Jim chimed in, looking down at the mile beside him ; "every night he's seltin on the door steji waitin for me vviien l come home, and every Sunday he fetched me along to the Mission school, and cries it 1 say 1 won't go. it's Imn brought me in here to night, ma'am : said we'd have belter tun here than hansin round, corners." They joined in the c.nnes hearli ly, ihe Little Un always haneine on his friend, resenting any efforts to separate tliem, and at (lie close of the evening they went off to geiuer tnrougti l lie chilling rain, the Little tin's tongue rattling along, scarcely wailing for Jim s short but interested replies. Upon inquiry we found the Jit- lie boy was the most promising among our Kindergarten scholars. t'hilip they called him there, in spite of his objection to the name, and lie was fair.'y drinking in the teaching given him, so it was not a surprise to see him come into the night meeting soon after with a blue bow pinned upon th ranted little jacket to chow he had become member of the Kindergarten Temperance Band. "And he's af ter me lo join." Jim said, with a laugh. "Wants to rive me half his ribbon." "Hut he won't do it." I'hiliD said. looking up into my lace with un- childish wisdom. "Jim drink too much now. lie ays il wont harm him, but that's what they all say at first. You ask him to give il up, Miss Julia, won't you ?" Jim's luce flushed. He poshed the liltle boy roughly from him, and there was a marked coldness in his manner towards him for the rest ot she evening; in fact, from that time an estrangement grew up between the Iriends which deepen ed ms the days went on. l itis waaihrough no fault of the faithful Philip, lie still. -raited patienijr uon the door-step lor his friend, only to be push ed aide with harh words. Each Sunday, each night of the meeting, did he plead with Jim to come with him, but it was ot no avail. When Ihe liltle fellow wandered in alone his sad fare told the story without words, lie never blamed hia friend, keeping silent ahoat the in with a wild set, and was begin ning to tread with hasty footsteps that downward path which lends to ruin. One night a cold, bleak March night when t lie wind came roar ing and blustering up the streets, Jim, with, with a crowd ol fellows, stood upon the corner laying plans ior tne nigiu 8 -iun. ' ine music from a dance hall came floating down to them, the squeak of a fid- die, ana me slitihTe ot dancina feet. and it was into this place, notorious even in mat evil neighborhood, the ooys were trying to persuade Jim to go. He was standing there irresolute, conscious of the struggle in his heart, and yet resenting it, when the patter of hurrying footsteps came up the street, and a childish ngure, with a white, eager lace, came witniu llie glare ot Ihe elec taic light under which they stood. It was the Little Un, who had in some way heard of his friend's dan ger, and was flying to his assist ance. Jim had not seen him for some time. The measles had been bad in that locality, and Pluliu had suc cumbed, and had been very sick; he had scrambled back to life, somehow, but with a feeble body and a racking cough. Uut brave, little boy ! How the feeble leet could run; how desperately the thin, liltle hands clunr to Jim's sleeve. "Jim, Jim!" lie panted; "don't you nevergoiu there. It's a dread- lul place, Jim; once you go in there, you'll never be the same again. 1 ve seen people m there. Mother goes, and often she used to take tne; and oh, Jim! I believe it's the devil's home, indeed, in deed I do." Jim looked down angrily, his hand halt raised to strike ; but, I he litlle face was so white, and there was such a look of Jove in the sunken eyes. "I love you. Jim." lie Dleaded. "You was the first person who ever give me a kind word in mv life I'm not atraid you'll hit me, Jim ; ENNUI. is I'm not one bit afraid. Come home with iie, please come home with me. I've got a new aong to sin you, and it'll make vou laugh like anything." "Throw the liltle rat in the gut ter," one ot Ihe bovs said, with an oath; don't be held back bv the likes of him." Her?, vou, "another said, threat eningly ; you be oil, or I'll give vou sonieining you woiitime." TJl never let go," the Little Un pnnteci, un i i ne brave spirit in the frail body. "I'm little, but there's somebody on my 6id stronger'n you, Tom Moore." "Who, I'd like to know?" sneer ed the boy. "Tho Lord Jesus," Philip an swered. "He's si ronzer'n an v bod v and He won't let you get my Jim." wen see jbout that. Here, Jim, let. go, I'll settle hiin,"and he caught the child with n cruel grasp. A Jigiu nasneu nu'ini s eves, his lianas clenched "You take your hands oil. Tom Moore,' lie said, angrily. "Any body you strikes the "Little Un must settle with me too. 1 believe he' right too, and I'll not go with you to-night alter all. Laugh away," he added, as thev sent un a 6neering, mocking laugh, "per haps when you're solely landed in jail lite laugh will be on our side," and picking the Little Un upin his arms, he strode manfully away. ihe next nignt they were back in the meeting, Philip's face beam- ng Willi naininess. Hit blue bow had dwindled to the merest scrap, the greater part of Ihe ribbon be ing pinned to the lapel Of Jim i coat. "lie made me take his ribbon." Jim said, half bashfully, "and. Miss Julia, he says that now I'm a meTnber of his temperance band, I 't signed no pledge, but the Lit Un knows I'm thinkin'of en- istin' under his Captain, and with his help I'll never touch drink again." am tie I I"hk Philadelphia Ledger, a Re- publican journal whose editor, Mr. U. W. Childi was an especial friend of Gen. Grant, thus relers lo Presi dent Cleveland pension vetoes: "There have been few Presidents ol Ihe United States who have so conspicuously nisplayed so high a decree of moral courace in the dis charge of the duties of their high office, as Mr. Cleveland hai shown dealing with invale tension bills. It is worth the while of the people lo consider that Ihore is something belter than partisan sn- rremacy; that fidelity shown in the administration of Ihe Govern ment is much belter, and that there can Ue no partisan necessity so ttrnnz at to warrant the conJeinna- ion, through misrepresentation, of he Kxecative for dnins that which is his duty lo do." harsh words, but unable to restrain the tears when questioned. It lit setmed odd, but it was true, that ihose liltle hands h;d kept Jim Every great man in America, it back from nmch that was evil, lor ; seemr, lxgan lite in a small way. now he had thrown Hum off he fell Even Cleveland as once a babv." Illustiated London News. It has been said, apparently with truth, that wealth and luxury, in stead of making people happier, tl.n .n., ...... . Mil m iiiu yniciiia ui ennui. i ills word for which the English lan guage has no precise equivalent indicates a state of mind quite in comprehensible to (he man who works with a purpose. It seems, indeed, incredible that in a world so teeming with objects of interest any person can be found who suf fers from a disease like this. Think for a moment what the man admits who confesses he is troubled with it. It means (hat his mind is va cant ; that his heart lacks sympa thy; that he has no ear for the harmonies of nature; no eye for her beauties ; the man delights him not-, nor woman neither, (hat to him literature is barren, art unsat isfying and science without attrac tion. It means that he has no knowledge lo acquire, no sense of of the beautiful to cultivate, no joy in meditation, no character to build up, no duties ol a citizen to perform, no spiritual field lo plow, no charities to dispense and, in short, thai he has no great object in life. This Ktale ol vacuity is so intol erable that the man who is consci ous of it flies to amusement, and often to doubtful pleasures. It is in a great measure to ennui that we owe the fatal passion lor gam bling, and the still more fatal, be cause more widely spread, passion for drinking. The man who finds nothing to interest him in life can, at any rate, pass his time or kill it by the help of betting and brandy. And il is probably ennui, also, that encourages lhose strange but inno cent hobbies which lead one man to devote his life to tho collection of play bills, another to accumula tion of sticks, a (bird to fill his house with old chairs, and a fourth centre Ins interest m autographs The effort to escape from himself in ways like these is always a vain eltorl. ihe man feels that he bored, ar.d asks if life is worth liv nig. 'Twas doing nothing was his curse, Is tbore a vice cau plngtio ns worse f It is ennui (hat drives women into society, that encourages indis criminate noyel -rending, flirtation and scandal. Some great sensa tion is wanted lo break the monot ony of life, and what harm it may produce they are not careful to ask: and yet they know and feel all the time that Ihere is nothing so weari some as a round of pleasure, no yoke so galling as frivolity. Ennui clings to them like a fatal niolady, which is increased by the means Ihey take lo escape lrom it. There must have been peoule who 6uf fered from eunui in Seneca's day, lor lie writes mat men complain of the shortness of time, vet have more than they know what to do with; that they spend their lives either in doing nnthing at nil, or in doing lo the purpose, or in doing nothing that they ought lo do, Truly does Addison say that people with no true business in life may be regarded as dead; and "in thai number," he writes, "I compre hend all persons, of what litleor dignity 6oever, who bestow most of their lime in eating and drink ing, to support that imaginary ex istence of theirs which they call life ; cr in addressing and adorning those shadows and apparations which are looked upon by the vul gar is real men and women." You see that Addison is alluding lo Ihe effects of ennui, although he does not use a word which was not in vogtio in tin day; and Johnson writing of the same class of per sons who have no pursuit worthy of the name, says that Ihey play in roucn me wuu toe snaaows ot business, and know not, at last, what they have been doing. Lei cut a man have a worthy object to pursue, and he plays with snaaows no longer. .nnui is a word not to be found in the dic tionary of men who have a clear aim before them, and follow it without faltering. Even the miser, who devotes himself lo money making poor though his aim may be does at least escape from one evil. But when the end acuglit is a wise one, not only does ennui become impossible, but the sense ol something accomplished, or in progress of accomplishment, keeps the heart light aud the pir- its equable. "Come what como may," the man savs lo himself. "Ihe path I have lo take is clear, aud, despite a thousand obstruct lions, shall be followed lo the end." This was ihe feeling that animated Luther; that sent forth Columbus; thai prompted our great voyagers when they left Iheir English homes in search of uuknown lands; that filled the lives of men like Gordon, Livingstone and Henry Marlyn with a Divine inspiration ; lhal led Nolson lo die gloriously at Tra falgar, and sustained the calm courage of the duke r.rglasd's greatest son. He that gained a land! fights, eir lost as Knlia gna. What did men like these know of ennui? And if we descend from these imperial heights lo the lowly livers whose work is done day by day as ever in the great Taskmaster's eve " with regard to them, too, we may ask the same question, knowing well what the answer will be. It is good lor most of us lo be chained lor life lo somo occupation from which we cannot escape at pleasure. Even Charles Lamb, with all his intellectual ac tivity, and in contradiction to the joyful expectatione he had formed ot lreedom, when he left the India House, felt the burden of no defin ite occupation hard to bear, and we detect more than once in his letters the yawn of ennui. He had as a footman was once overheard to say plenty of nothing to do. For years he had planted after what lie calls divine leisure the power to "drink of Time's rich cup and never surfeit ;" but when the leis ure came he wrote to Bernard Bar nard Barton, the Quaker poet and bank clerk, "I sity you for over work; but 1 assure you no work is worse. The mind preys on itself the most unwholesome food. I bragged formerly that I could not have too much time. I have a sur feit. With a few years to come, the days are wearisome;" and, to keep up his spirits and escape from ennui, lie would walk ten miles a day, always up the road, dear Lon donwards." Unfortunately, one object that led him abroad daily wa a "saunter to the Red Lion." Of Lamb not a harsh word will be spoken by any one who knows him, in spite of his frailty, ho lived a life rich in good deeds, and with the noblest sense of duty a. life infin itely, but lull of courage and beau-'J'- m Love and the Locust Bushes. About forty years ago there was a young lady in Lincoln county who had two sweethearts, and, not be ing able to decide between Ihe two, she set out two wild locust bushes in the yard, naming one for each of her lovers, and believing in the old adage "if he loves me that bush will gtow," and according lo her faith, so il happened unto her." One of the bushes very soon with ered, but the other flourished, and in course of time she married the gentleman for whom llr growing bush was named. They raised a large family, who are well known throughout, several counties, and Ihe locust bush also grew and mul tiplied. Time has laid bare Ihe spot upon which the old dwelling stood, and nothing remains to mark the site of this once happy home but (he locust bushes, of which the.e is a complete hedge about 100 yards in length. This may seem to some a fairv tale, but it is absolutely true. The lady is a Methodist minister's daughter and the gentleman a Baptist miiliuter's brother. There is now ou the stocks at Waldboro, Me., one of the most re markable vessels ever built in the United States, a five-masted cen treboard schooner, which will be he largest vessel of Us kind aflout. Her length of keel is 235 feet, breadth 50 feet, depth of hold 21 feel, and her measurement will be 1,800 ton 3. Her masts will be of Oregon pine and her foremast , mainmast, mizzeninast, spanker mast and jigger, will be each 115 feel in length, while tho topmasts will be each 56 feet. The diameter of Ihe top of her masts at the cap will be twenty-two inches. There will be used In her construction 450 tons of white oak from Virgin, ia, 800,000 feet orhani pine Iron. Georgia, and 175 to 200 Ions of iron. Her outboard planking will be aix inches thick from keel lo top, and her inside coiling will be from ten to fourteen inches in thickness. She will have two full decks run ning the entire length of the vesael, with nine hatches. She will be launched in October. lis Pitt 'tis True. Why, her character is about all a woman has iu this world. A man can pick up a new one every month if he chooses, and nobody thinks the worse of him for now and then silting down in a puddle ol immo rality. He simply crawls out, gets into the bath lub, puts on a clean suit of clothes and is all right again. But with a woman it is dif ferent. We don't quite we why it should, but it is. Little Rock Dem ocrat. The best thing on this earth is a happy marriage, and the worse thing an unhappy marriage. Whom God hath joined together let no man put asunder. Bui whom Ihe devil hath joined let (hem go to Chicago. lama lover of children. When God gives a man a wife and si or right childien, He has done something for him. But when Ue rives him a wife and canary bird, He hs jut thrown MT on him. t