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11 -IK St' iESEittillffl Mil E wit r Fsttoi I w AV!) - v P. K; MAYEKS, Proprietor. LOVE FOR OUR FRIENDS ; COURTESY FOR ALL; FEAR FOR NONE. VOLUME 44. Terms Two Dollars per Year in Advance SCR ANTON, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1888. THE COURTS. THE REGULAR TERMS. CIRCUIT COURT-Second Dist. 8AMTSX H. TKKRAL. Judge. JAMKS E. If KVILLK, 1 Urt. t A ttitriiey. In thvi curvf Witmtmi, on th tliinl Monday of Jnnimty miA W. ami continue nix day. In the wmiityrtf Laiidinlalu. mi tin fourth Mon ilsy of Jiinutu-jr d July aud voiitiuiit ei;liU)u.i tlifCMUitr tf Ktixuiwe, u the thinl Mndy iff February AuumJ, wtcl uuiitiuuu ulhtucu "iiM-lie coHirty f KtMiiMir, cm tho rtewmi. Mmliiy of March uti Rqjtvmber, mid continao twelve fifth rty f CUrkeon th fourth Mmidny of M;m li mid rVptiulM-r, and eon t hum twlvn diiv. In thp ciMiutvf Wyn, on tho m'cimd Monday of Aitril and hbrr. and continue si duvn. In tlio county of liiwii. on the third Monday of Auril mid Oetnlwr, mid uuutimio ntx dtiVH. In the county of Perry, on th fourth Monday of .April mid (h ioiMTnnd continue nix dnya. In th comity of Mnriou, Kirttt Dinti-irt, on the -. ml MomUvof June and third Monday of . -tnilmr, and continue aix day. In tin Second IMrtt rli't. on tli lit ml Monday f Jtmo and aocond XI mid a y of bereiiiher, and continue alx dan. In tlin wiiinty of HaiKMK'k, on thfl mtiwud Monday of Mv aud No'vinitiir. and continue tw-lvp(inya. In t)ic county of HarriHiHt, ou ttio fourth Monday of May, mid coutiiinc twt'lv) dayn, and on tlio fourth Uouday of Nuvwnbor, and continue aix lavrt. tn tin nullity of Jaclcann, on the accond M'ondny flftar fipin tli Mo day of Mitv, and riiittinue mix da , and on tlia tirat Monday a ft or the fourth Monday of .November, and continue twelve days. M. I'UOFKSSIOXAL. C. VAUGHAN- Otran Sjn-fayH, Minn. Will iittfiKl lo nil emit una uloiiK tlio 0 ii 11 Toast. practice 4.--ly r SEAL AT'J'OKNEY A COUNSELL0R-AT-LAW, MUnitiiptii City, Jft. Fiwtkoa tu all the cuurtii of the Feveutll Juili cliil (liNli-lul. CHANCERY COURT SECOND DlST. Srr.VAN'US EVANS, Chancellor. In the county of ?jiuderdnt. on the flint Monday of Jituiia-iy and July, and continue twolvedava. . In flirt county oi Newton, on the tliinl Monday of January mid Julv, and continue aix day. In the county of fla:inK'k, on the rtrat Monday of Vlniiary and Aimut, aud continue aix day. In the county of Harriaon, on the acoiid Monday of Feliriiarv and Auuat, and eontinne aix dava. In thec4uiilv of Jackmm. on tlio tliinl Momlay nf Kthniarv and A uiiiiMt. anil rniitiuue h( i tlma. In the ounty off Clarke, on the tirat Monday of aim in nun cn-iirimn i milt ui'utiiiuo niJL, . Iii the fount v of Jaaper, vu the aocond Monday of Man li and S-ptiolH-r, and continue nix dava. hi tlie comity- of IVrry, on the thir I Monday of aiarcii ano .-H-ixcniorr, ami t -oninn tn Maya. lit tin count v "f M.ii'ioti. I' iikI. I(atii t on th third Mnndar f M-iy and November and continue nix -lava. In the Second Diatrirt, fin the teoml Monday of May aud Noveuiber, and continue aix dia. In the county of Jonea, on the ftrat Monday of April and (Molicr. and continue aix daya. In the e-iunty of Coving ton, on the neonuil Mon (hiv in April and ( tober, aud contiuim aix dava. In the county of Ohv-hh, on the third Monday of April and October, and continue aix d ay. In the county of Smith, on the fourth Monday of April and tMober. and cout iuue aix daya. In the county of Wayne, on the tirat Monday of May and November, and continue aix daya - H WOOD- A1TOKNUY & COUNSF.LLOlt AT LAW Jf on 1'uint, Mist . Practice in Mm rnuKx nf JuckHOU, HiiiTiion, n.uitMM:k, IVrry uud Urueue. Juna IS. IM. Illy Tlios. 8. Foiid. 'ORD & ELLIS G. W. Elms. A'i'TOKX K YS-AT-LAW AND SOLICI TORS IN C1IANCEUY, Bay St. Loh'ih, Alius. IV Office ut the Court House. July 22, 1M7. at-1y w. D BRAGG PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, litusidonee: Mom Vvint, Mutt, Will practice nt Moaa Point, Scranton. the Sea whore and vicinitv. tf NCWSPAPEIl LAWS. The fulluning in Mio decision of tlio Siilieiiie Court of tlio United Stutcs in rnluience to aiiliDcriborH to iiewspuiicrg : 1. HulmcriNci-M who do not jrive exprcwi mitii-o to tlio coiitriiry, bm irird uh wislilnj; to continue tliuir Muli8ci il ionit. 2. If HiiliHcrilwin ordir tli diHcontiuii iiiicb of their i(-HndicuU tlio piililislicr muy continue to send tlium until all ui 1 riii;i n ar paid. .1. If RiilMcrilicr!) refuse' or inflect to take their H!riiHlic,nls from the olll 'n tu which they bio directed, tlioy tiro hidd nwpoimible until tlicv' have mitt In their bill uml nrdcred tlicin iliscoiitiiincd. 4. If sulmci ibmn niovo to other nhiccs i.lthniit ..... : r..: .. i i: i . . i up MiinisiicrH, nun mi p.ipcra uro w.nt to the furmur direction nicy hit im-iii reuponsililo. r. Tim Courts h;ive decitled that ro fiisiiiir ti take Iwriodicals fi-nni il... ..nu.. or lemoyiiir rt haviiiK them imrulleii I, is .I Mini lacm eviiieucu of iuteutiuiiul mill . n. Any person w!io receives a iien-. iier and makes use of it, whiilber he nii oriiertxi u or not, is bold iu law to bo m nuiisr.riner. 7 If suhscribors Ift 1' ttl ltd tt itia 4 1i a. n arii Ijoiuid to give notice to the publisher at t lie end of their time if they do not ., V , "".""0 ""m it; otherwise M.r loiisiiei is uutliorized to s.'n.l it on ami li iii.u..;i.... ii i ... - -. ... a...r.-e, no roKimnaililii Mil ll iiitwviiruuu ....: :.i . ITew Orleans Tielcss TELEGRAPH INSULATOR, Invented by Jwljje II KN DHliLlEUX, of Day St. Louis, Miss. 1,000 Shares of the Expense Fund for Sale at $3.00 Zach. A model of simplicity n saving a 50 pel cent, of expenses to Telegraph and other Klectrii: Conipimies, by giving per fect liMiilatiini, will do away with the in suliii it'll now iied, and it is destined to jniy luie pnilils to those who will invest in it. Capital .Stock, $.50,000. December Hi. 1-1M7. 4'J-tl A. BLUMER, Moss Point, Miss. PUOI'IIIRTOI! OK GRIST IVULIS, -AND DlIAl.KIt IN iiii ieiiMi iMQ ee -m. n.-- a k. J - BY ELLA WHKKLKlt WILCOX. ! "Anticipation it Sweeter Than Uculiza- lion ." COAL ! COAL ! Alabama Coal & Coka Co. tiiiiwawn to ANUEliSOM k. DA11ISS, 51 Carandolct Street NEW CHILEANS. ALAKAMA, riTTSIUJRt;, ANTIIRACiTK. Coal iu liOKshends for shipment. Will also deliver Coal at all stntionw on L. & N. I. l. between Mobiluaud Now Orleans. October Itf, lstfd. 34-thn IMerchandise Usually kept iu a tirst-chiss store. Furniture and H:u:skeoping Goods cf all Kinds a Specialty. STOVES are sold lower than New Or leans or Mobil prices, us I buy them for spot cash direct lioin the manufacturers. STEAM GKIST M I LL Fresh Meul.Grits, Hominy, Chops, Cracked Corn mid Feed of all kinds sold at lowest market prices, vml delivered free of charge within city limits, liuyinir feed iu lare uuantities enables me to gft I be bench t ot w hnles.le prices, aud M u llicrctoru .sell as vbuup as Ule eheaiest. CUSTOM SHOK DEPARTMENT where u person can pet the best Shoes fr t he least n.ouev. (No p iper soles, paste-hoaril counters or wooden heeds are used iu nivS hoe Factory none but cenuine oak tunned leather, and I defy competition us to prices and iialiry. Alhii, ha e always on hand first-class hand-iuude Shingles for sale at rcusuiiublu prices. Thiinkiiie custiiincrs tor past patronagu invito a continuance ot same. Respectfully, A. IJLUMER. (JoorJn Delivered Free of Charge. October -4. 107. IH-ly L. & N. THB I3RBAT Loulsvillo & Niislivillc K. I 1. ISutwueii the Cities of CLVC7XV1 77, LKXISGTOX, LOUISVILLE, l,'L' i vvi'r F,' r -...jr m ll..... , .1 l l . l ST. L(JCIS uuuereu, citnieu nun auom, savtti It may be; yet 1 have not found it so. Iu those tii-rt ;oldeu dreams of futuro fame I did not find tlio happiness which came When toil was cruwued with triumph. Now I know My words have recognition and will j;i Straight to some listening heart; my ,arlyaiiu To will the idle glory of a uume Pales like u caudle in the noontide's git w. So with the deeper joys of which I dream ed, Lite yields more raptures than did child hood's fancies, Aud each year brings more pleasures than I waited, Friendship proves truer than of old it seemed, Aud, all beyond youth's passion-hucd romances, Love is more perfect than anticipated MAflONJIS. "Ita like a fairy tale," said one Kin. "A!;tfltlin and Ihe Wonderful Lamp," said I he oilier. "Or Monte Clnulo," chimed in a linnl. Tell us again, Fred." "tven, binu ihe young man lijililing a cigar, "it's ju.sl litis : He waHn't a rich fellow, you know and he look a place with a fellow llial was like the Wanuering Jew No one knew how old he was: and he ripen t Ins dine and money col lecltng diamonds rough diamond some of them, yon know (hat he got of wild lellows (hat never guessed I heir value, and some he look for debls, and some that he got, goodness knows how. And he (raveled all over the world with I his fellow -wilh him, dont you fee. and gollond ol him and all (hat and at last was taken ill, paralyzed or something; and Ihis leliow, who knew on which eide his bread was il mi rau rages, is sent to the publisher, express notice with payment of ar- J. I. Ford PROFESSIONAL. Tims. 8. Fonr. jpORD & FORD- ATTORNEYS AND C0UNSEL0R8-AT- LAW Will practioB iu the couutieeof Jackson Office : Smto, 3fi. Deccmlwr 14. lti!Mi. j)R- L. A. THURBER, DENI AL 8LRGEON, Pa- ChritUan, Vin. November ly, M.tf Jf B. EVERITT- ATTOUNEY-AT-LAW, BcrtnUn, Hut. iJ.. ! rrJT1' l ll tht miu .f .k. a .v 17 IT CHAS.S. MERRIWETHER AmEXEr 3l COUNSELLOK-AT-LAW, EWIS H. CHAMPLIN ATTORNEY-AT-IAW, ChrufiM, Mim. "nllftn n th (W. '"I u-ii. 7 U. " li4 ta imntnuicn nf tul """If II Ily B LOOM FIE LD JT0RSEYM A COUVRELORHATLAW i"-N.,r, "" prllr H k Hll i tk. J. I Hiirs mm Store) moss roiggTi m:aler in DRY GOODS & CLOTHING, (i itc3oi:iMi:H, BOLTS AKD SHOLS. HATS JXI) CJI'S Hardware, Crovlcry, Tinware, Notions, Canned Goods, Feed, Tob.icco, Cigars, etc., etc. Moss Point, Miss., April 20, 18-8. 8-ly And the Cities at XJSnVIJ.LK, SlKMnilS, MUXTGOVKlir, MOBILk iwd XEIV UUt.EAXS WIlIIOl'T CHANGE AM WITH Sl'EED ENRIYALED. Shortest & Quickest Rv-ute Fidiii New Oilesiiii, Mobile and JI.iTiUonierv. to NORTH, EAST & WEST. T'lllllll'-n C!'ll-a Wiileniti'iisr 'e to Nimh- nan, Ciiii Ju, withu-it but onu i ja:ij;c to nil Northern and Eastern Cities Tin:oiiii rcn;s From Cliattanooga and Nasliville to Si. Louis, connecting direct tor Cities Iu the Northwest. Tn-iiivi mf j Poe! :n- hen: on :Tie tine '"'"h""'1' .., iwul Wl.l :-ecrivu 8lH.cial low rates. See Agents of this Company for rates, ionics, eie., or wi itn C. I'. AT MO 1E, 0. P. & T. A., Louisville, Ivy. him from being robbed and mur dered, I believed; and so when the old fellow died, he left all his di amonds to this young fellow, don't you seef And lies enormously rich, and lie's here for the summer, and every girl in Ihe place will set her cap at him of course, you among the rest." ".Nonsense," cried the girls in chorus. Absurd I As it we But tell us, is he handsome!"' '".No, ' said t lie cou.sin. Jiu t lie was, The girls saw him on the piazza of the hotel and de cided (hat Charles was eilher en vious or had no laste. He was charming. A litlle fellow to be Cleveland jfecHANQE (South side of Depot) Genuine Imported Frencli Claret, VIIIKK r IXB V. INKS LIQL'OKS A ClOAttS, Always on Hand. Also In connection with my bur I have a Livery -Stable. Where ii kept the best of teams, aud will compete wuu tho town. Diiimmors and others will ideas pi v mo ciiii. uroiiii anil resiHinsiliie driv ers accompany two team it desired. J. M. FRANK, Proprietor. April 6, lw. . j-ly F. 0. BEGHT, SCRANTON, MISS., arierf Hairdresser. Havirv built a fw. romfortablfl ami eoiumodiona barber shop, I ara prepared to arrra eaunou.pra io the beat manner poaaible and at city prices. Nona bat First-Class Artists are employed io my establishment, aid enstouiera can rely upon being promptly and art.iatica.lly aerved. Shaving, hair ilrrnsinjr, ahmpooii, dyeing, t done io vne uenatvie. I iislomrrs will always Sd4 iy Tonaonal Parlors neat aud clean. and poilta atteotion iusureil. r. v. Bixirr. i Job Printing-. WaaMarafWV' WE PRINT." At lower rates tbaa elav where in the 8onth, Carria, Letter and Bill Heads, En Telon. rrofframine. Pot- era, hriefa, Blaok. rampb and arerr other 1 mi of printing;. Send na ynnr onlera. Satisfaction civrn. Democral-SUr Job Office. t.r i 1 i v ii Job Printing. ISSUE il The leader of low prices aud fair (deal in,;, always has yu hand a coiiiplctoaa sortmeut of DRY GOODS AND CLOTHING, NOTIONS te LACE, Boots, Cioos, Hata anl Caps, llents turiiisuiiig C.oods, Trunks, Satchels, Oil-tlothinp, Solid Gold and Kolled flate Jewelry aud Watches. Also FURNITURE. Scrantou, SlarcU 10, 3-lj THREE WONDERFUL mm mm jum rat The NEW SHT0E2 Antomitie. ( SinXie Thread.) "It ruua with a breath." Th KEW SIIfaEB Vlbrttor. Iore mod ern, light running, and simpler than any other. . The KTw" SHT3EB OJClUator. S';ientiti- ally and mechaui pally perfect. 6,500,000 LADIES Ara rasing bewin on i.OQo.GoasnrGEB sevdto eacekes HAVE BEEN SOLD. r sure, but with jet black Imir nnd biir, orienlal, velvety eve9. lie had while hands, too, and a chin like a Greek statule, and ho wore one ot the diamonds in his bosom and another on his linger. "Wouldn't a set. of (hut size look ray cars ? ' tiiouglit L,lsie the peeped into (he class lit and remembered t hem sure lie looked at tne, Oh, dear! 1 do believe I'm falluiff in love with him " "Oraee" said ilattd IJipley to her bister at almost I lie same mo ment, ''shouldn't you think that so verv dark a man I mean that any dark mar. would fancv a perfect blonde? Now Elsie believes dark men fall in love with her, she is so vain, mere are laws ana rules about such things, as I often tell her; and you never see a dark woman really adored by a dark man.'- "I am sure I dont know," said Grace. "I should think it was a person's w ays you'd like, not his coloring." Thai's beeauseyou are neither one nor tho otuer, sam Aiauu. 'l?ut there's no use talking to you, child." Other cir.'s in the hotel were speculating on the hero of the di amond?, and others leveled the dow nright elances that American belles bestow upon "the gentle men," at the young man whenever he appeared in t lie parlors or on the beach; but Maud and Grace Ripley and Elsie Ilune were blest wilh a cousin who was not unwil ling to see any, or all of them, mar ried as soon as possible, and who had made acquaintance with the stranger on board of the ocean steamer on w hich they had sailed together, so thai the introductions I and tnonev No prudent chnnerone wns imoil. etltowarn llietti from the lneli gibles; while Grace was lot-ever ! making a goose of hersell bv melt- ing a lillle towards penniless boys .inu ymiiijr suKienis ol art and medicine. Secretly, however, Grace had al ready bentowed a genuine admira tion upon this man of many dia monds. His wealth had nothing to do with it. She liked his son:', his voice, his face, the things he said and she gave a litlle smother ed sigh now and then when,she re membered she was not a beautv like Elsie or Maud. lie would like Elsie of course. She must not think of him, she mu-d drive him from her mind, nnd she strove hard to do so, while the other girls pit ted themselves against each other, and bewildered Ihe young million aire as lie was never bewildered before. For years he had seen no female sociely, but had lived a hermit, and the sudden dawn of all Ihis young beauty upon him made him ready to exclaim : "How happy I coulu be w i,h either, were 'tothei dear charmer dear dimmer away." Fint he made love to one girl, then to the other. Innocent little Grace had her share of ilaltery and smiles, and all Newport de clared that Ihe '-diamond man" would surely marry one ot them. At last the climax came. One evening Maud stole to her room with a diamond ring on her finger. The next Elsie had one in her pocket-book, and on the third lillle Grace held a great glittering thing under the candle flame and whispered : "I wonder what he meant bv il V To Elsie (be young man said something about ''diamond matching her eyes." Io Maud he said that Ihis dia mond would for Ihe lirst time be come precious if she wore it Jo Grace nolhing ot Ihe sort. At first she refused to take it. but she had answered : 'I gave your sisler Maud one last evening." And then she had slipped it on her liiizer. A tear as bright as the gern fell upon it as she hid it in a casket where she kept her lew ornaments, and aBked heaven to forgive her if she still cherished a thought that would be wrong it he became her sifter's husband. Girls," said Charles, that even ing, coming into the parlor, "J've come lo give vou a warning. There's a ttor.y afloat about votin Edmonds. Thev sav his diamond Every aneeeakful truK-kio ever bnilt eon li na on of the thro principles. " oh-iwiw yon preie. jro caa wow nl- Laia tha Dim bio nt nr chMce. Call and examine, er rut fnr nrwe-li.t and ratnlojrna. Nrerile for a'l ewieg ma chine Hid part for the M.VGtR. IES 3312 JCAiTTA:mnr3 C3.. Ft. ft tr4 IU 9t. ttS Stat! ft. :z, ux. rir :-:nn. ut Oct. i K-ij were neatly managed. Kides, drives, sails followed; and the very best match at Newport that Reason was cast at Ihe yerv feet of the prettiest girl there ; tor though Grace was neiiher a bru nette like Elsie, nor a blonde like Maud, she had two dimples in her cheeks and another in her chin, and (he cheeks were carmine and Ihe chin pearl. T hen, loo, the was trentle, sweet and lender, while Elsie and Maud. Ihough brighter and possessed ot more aplomb, were a little hard and worldly ; flirts of the firat water, and with a keen eye to tho advantages of position re all paste. His servant fold some men at tho hotel so. You must be cautious, you Know. It may be true. He may be an im postor." JMaud started. Elsie grew pale. Grace looked indignant. 'The en trance of some stranger slopped the talk but not the consideration of the subject, and later on when the house was still, Elsie sought an interview wilh her cousin Charles and showed him her ring and told bin? its slory. "It will be well to have it test ed," she said, "I don't want lo make any mistakes. "You are a cool girl,"' said the cousin iu admiration. "I'll have Ihe thing done." An hour afterward another ring was in his care. Maud had brought him hers but G'race never thougut of doubting, that the glittering stone on winch she dropped tears was genuine. Cousin Charles went cityward that day and returned very pale and serious. lie bowed coldly to young Edmonds as he passed him on the piazza; and Elsie and Maud knew what had happened when they looked at him, but each went for the jeweler's verdict all the same. As rendered by Charles it was tiiis : "Paste, by Jove." Then the girls waxed furious. They told little Grace, and cousin Charles did his part. Sociely had cut Mr. Edmonds before the next night came, and the landlord re garded hitn doubtfully, as one whose board bill was not likely lo be paid. Onlvone friend stood by him it was little Grace. One day as she saw hit.i walking on the beach she went to bitu and held out her hand. "Mr. Edmonds," she said, 'l Edmonds. "I knew they were nol genuine diamonds. Yes, Tin as bad as that. What now Miss Gtacie ?" fehe looked ruefully into his lace. "I'm sure that can't be true," said she. '-Please sav il, isn't. 1 ve thought bo much of you. ''Gracie,"said young Edmonds, "think well of me still. The sto ryol ihe old man's generosity was quite true. 1 have, and can prove hat I have, diamond.- worth at least a million of tnonev, but I gave bits of paste to three young ladies because I knew that a girl who liked mo lor my diamonds would be shrewd enough to have I hein tested, ana I hat a girl who liked me for myself would neither doubl Ihe gems nor lhi truth, thank you Gracie. All Hits little world shall know that I am not an adveiituter before to-morrow dawns. Il shall be known that yon have not misplaced your confi dence. Have you your ring little lady p She took it from her pocket book. In a moment more lie bad exchanged it for another. "Only you must wear this." be said. And Gracie, looking into Iiir eyes, knew what he meant and wore it. It was the wedding of the sea so:, that or Grace Uiplevand Rob ert Edmonds; and ii tho two bridesmaids never forgave the bridegroom, they were ashamed to own it. Tho most mercenary girls pretend !o sentiment, at' least while they are young,and both de clare in public to this day that they never credited the absurd scandal and that Grace and Mr. Edmonds had been engaged "lin ages ' when it arose. do m i:s tic maix y v kn c i ks Sir. liowser Has Several Severe Pits ol Absent-MiiKleclness. Detroit Free Press. want you to know that I not that I am any bod v, but still I don't be lieve you knew it. The old gen tleman who left them to you de cieved you, I'm sure. Please tell every one so. I know you could never be an adventurer, and it's not your fault the diimond are lalse, and I thought I would like to shake hands and say so." "Thank you," he aid, holding out his hand. "So you dont doubt me r '.No," said Grace, I don'l aee how any ono can." Yet I knew tho? were bits of paste when I give them," said iir. I suppose every husband is stib ject to what might be called "sud den hts, and I hope every wile tries lo bear up under Ihem with philosophical patience. The other Sunday morning, five minutes after Mr. Bowser had gone to his room lo get ready for church, he roared at me over the banister : "Mrs. Bnwxerare you the woman of the house, or only a lady board er ' ' "Why, dear?" "Don't 'why dear' me, Mrs. Dow ser. II 1 preteiifleil lo he u house keeper I'd look after things once in a while 1" "Anything wrong ?" "Anything wrona 1 Do I waste my breath in talking when every thing is right ?' ' 'What is it ?" I asked as I reach ed the h?ad of the stairs. He had a clean shirt in one hand, and with the other be pointed toil with a dramatic nourish and wins pered : "Buttons!" "Buttons how ?" "Not a solitary button on this shirt, and yet him lime lo gad down town every day I That the kind of a wile vou are! ' "Mr. Bowser, do you mean shirt buttons f ' "Do I f You suppose lam look ing for overcoat buttons ou my shirt, do vou f" "Well, then, you haven't had a shirt button on your shirts for ten years. You and nil others usecol- lar buttons. Your eollar buttons are in the shirt you have on." "It struck him all in a heap. He saw how lie had trapped himself, but ha went to his room muttering- "That's it I She always has an excuse ready for everything!" One awtul hot day in July he spoke about changing; his socks after his bath, and I told him in the plainest of English that he would find clean ones in his lower bureau drawer. That night he came home and began : Can you tell me what day dur ing the next month you will have two minutes lo spare f " W hy r "Because, if you ever get them, perhaps yon can devote a few sec onds lo darning the holes in mv socks. I've had fo limp around all the afternoon on that account." "It can't be!" "Oh, no I You are such a model housekeeer that it can't be, of course I Look hereP lie pulled off his shoes and lo! he had on his heavv winter socks. every thread wool I There were Iwo or three holes but they were not to be darned till tall, of course. "Mr. Bowser, where did rou get those socks P I asked. 'Out of the trunk in (he clothes- press, of course." And you go and put on January socks in July I You have six pairs of clean coln socks in Ihe lower dramer or Ihe bureau.'' "Pll bet you flO.OoO there isn't even one pair! I lookel Uirvuhj every drawer five times over.'' 1 tool him up find s'lowed him Ihe socks, counting them out pair by pair, and he looked at me yery seriously and observed : "Ye?, I see 'em, but were Ihey there when I looked for 'em ? How easy for you to have sneaked up here and placed 'em here an hour ago!" He had some wearing apparel which he said I might sell lo buy some toys lor the babv. I got the clothes down and went through every pocket twice over. In one of (he coats I found a receipted bill for 825 worth of lumber, and I laid it on Mr. Bowser's desk. A man came for the clothes and took them away, and three hours later, when Mr. Bowser catre home, I told him ol my bargain. "You got just half what he would have paid me," he replied, and the subject, was dropped for half an hour. Then all of a sudden he umped up exclaimed : "You've finally done it, just as I expected vou would." "Done what ?" "1 remember lhat I left a valua ble paper in that brown coat. It was a receipted lumber bill, and they may send the bill again anv day !" "I looked in Ihe pockets." "Oh, yes, you looked I You look ed just like any olherr wile who was in a hurry to get the clothes cut of the house and the money in her hand." 1 went to get the receipt and ask ed him if thai was Ihe one. He grudgingly admitted that it was, ami added ; "I presume the ol 1 clothes man found and returned it. I must re ward him fur his honesty." Mr. Bowser came down the oth er morning '.villi his vest open. When 1 Jmighed nt his absent mindedness he replied : "Mrs.. Bowser, 1 want you to let my clothes alone hereafter!" "Bui I haven't touched them." "Perhaps it was the catl Per haps the cat wanted a piece of cloth and cut it out of my vest back 1" "No one but you has touched that vest." "Then why has if grown so small all of a sudden that I can't but ton it. There's some very queer work in this house, Mrs. Bowser." I investigated and found that he had drawn the strap to the last inch, and buckled it last, but he would admit nothing. On the con trary, he observed lhat some ba- oies were too cute and cunning to ever grow up. It was only three nights ago that Mr. Bowser took 5 lrom his wallet and handed il lo me with the re mark : "Tho man won't nrobablv come wilh the oats until after i have one in the morning. Take Ihis ind pay him." Next morning ho sat down to breakfast looking so very sober that I asked : "Are you eick, Mr. Bowser V "I ought lo be. When peoplo are robbed they are generally inadw eick." "Have vou been robbed I" "I have.1' "When, for mercy's sake! but did someone gel into our house?" "I do nol know. When I went to bed last night I had $55 in my wallet. This morning I have only $50." "Ydu don't say P "It seems verv oueerto me.Mra. Bowser. If you want money why don't you ask for it ?" "ion don't Hunk I took your money, do you P "ll 8 ery mysterious." "Why. sav. vou cave me that S5 for the feed man." Mr. Bowser's countenance fell twenty-six indies in the next two seconds, and n his confusion he agreed that Ihe money was now accounted for all right. However, on second thought he nbcerved : fcI will overlook it this lime. Mrs. liowser, but don't presume on my soou nature in I u lure." Horace Greely told Ihis slorv on himself: Soon alter he went to learn the printing business he went to see a preacher's daughter. The next time he attended meeting he was considerably astonished at hearing the minister announce as his text: "My danghter is being grievously tormented with a dev There was a married man and his wife was the head of I he house hold. He had a Iriend who was in the same case, only bis friend was apparently happy and comfortable, iuie ne was jusiine reverse, lie had long studied this peculiar dif ference between Ihem, and finally mustered up courage logo to his friend and ak him. What i the way to be harry." he asked "when you are under a woman's thumb P "Don't f-quirm" Senator Voorhees aays Indiana i at sale lor the Democracy aa TeX as ii. Ii V ,1 '