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VOL. 1,1 HOMER, LA., WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 1878. INO. 39. Teres of Skeorlptles: One year in advance,............... 52 50 SIl mouths " 1 JO Smoth " ............... 1 00 Terms of Advertiislg: on0 quare, of one inch in space or lose, grt ultrtiol, $1 00; each additional iueer ti u. JO cents. I mo.e. musti. mnos. mos. I year. qare, 3 0 5 0 7 0(010 0(15 00 , * 6 0( 9 ot11 1l6 (iN 27 I) S. I '9 le 14 00 l1 () 24 01: is (N Ie, I. 15 0 5 N :ta tu t : , (Tel (7 ) is te J tot. I:O Ut 0 nJ 1 25 on :S IN 4l(I (n G 0(I IN) i'rofalinial., nd blusines cards, of ten lhu, bar las in length, $15 per annuim; for sit lliatithlm. $1l; for threa ilmontlhs, $7. BU.titt.s aalveriiitinets iof greater length will tie inserted at alto\ e rates. I., .al ailvertlis.iu·eita will be chargel at 1eg.ai rates, where lixed by law: otherwiwe at sl,'eial rates as pululished above. Cy Silueialtliotices 20 celnti:per'line. Funtlral notices of less than ten lines, and nI.Anarri:e and religious notices iunerted gratis. Juo,-work executed in the neatest style, sud it ar teiuinabllt prices. August ":, 1177. HOMER MASONIC FEMALE INSTITUTE. *alghtuatb Annlaae ioen begias ept. th, 1577 FI't'IENT TEA'IERS wil fill fill every E2l )I Iartmietat. Especialattcntiou giienl to M I'I1C. I,irrt pier'uumath of four weeks, includ ing auanmhtlgt. lights, &c., 1$5. Tuition. $3, $1 and is. No extravagances altuo d. The Inslltitution is strictly non-sectarian. .)sd fair Iatuitaotwe. . S. SLIGII, I'rest., linl,ner. Clamborne parish, La. Aug. 21, 177. 1: TEMPERANCE REETINOB. The Grand Councll U. . F. of T. North La., W 11.1 hold its intt annuitlal liu''tiltg at ll ltIERl, ciommeuclnig on 'TIhursday, July lth, 1"7,. OFFICERS: II. L. flaskins. (r W P; Miss Mattie Mays. Gr W .1: Adltm I11 Davidson. Or C; Mine Theaswli'il Mclalrliand, Gr A C; Max Feazle, Gr . Allen Itarksdale, Gr A 5; John W. McParlandt., (r Tr; Mis Faunnie Parker, Gr A Tr: Johni A. Miller, Gr Chap; Edm. Ives, (Jr Senlt. Po't-I ltltcte of Grandjleribeo,Vienna, La. Aug. ::, 1"77. 1:a Homer CouncH No. 1, U. F. of T., MYrtg at tke Court-Houee erary Fiday Night. oFltICERS: T. S. $II h. W P; Mrs. Adlella Sligh, W A: A. T. Ilrlll.in, R 8; Misn Lida Scott, A H 8; J. t. ctts ('ond; Miss Kate Simllmnons, A C; J. A. L'.rkir, Chap: R. P'. arwell, entil; M. '1'.1angnlli, F ; lI. W. Kirkpatrick, Tr; A. C. Calhoun, C Dy. Au;. .22, 1"77. l:s LIUMBER AND GRIST MILL. TtIE lllllil nest w| I wmll rinul ittll run Stbi. Mi aiE.LANIt M11IL. andi (IN. anild ask al nlllntmnllance of the lilb.tral liptrtaillg hemrtofore glvn. They intend, by mtriat attenllit to buisiiness, to wuerit favor aut toiI gai, .atisfactiion. LIuinlir at mill, rough, per 100l feit. t1 (Na d n lr led, " , I :N) titliverrl id Itun lmr, ' " " 27 When hills aret not paid on presiDntaiitiol, n rtnts par hundred will be al1hhld. T. II. MIIORELAND, J. W. McFARLAND. Dec. 29, 1'77. 201:y John Young. R. T. Vaughn. YOUNG & VAUGHN, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, HOMER, LA. S11.11 practice in the Courts of ('lai liiiuine, Jackemin, titinvill,', Lincoln adl tII iu, and in the, Sllrtnme ('ort at M . Marclh :1, l"7--:3t:y Judlge J. .. Young. Jno. A. Richardson. VYOIrNGe t RICHARDSON, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, HlOMER, LA. DARTNERSIIIP limited to the parish of I ('liiborne. Legal hisillneu attendedtl to by rllther prtner itn Jacksonl Ilniolm, tien vill. alndl T.it lul parishles, and before the linpramle. Court at Mlnrue. Ag. 2, I077. l:y DRAYTON I. HAIES, ATTORNEY AT LAW, IIOMER, LA. W ILL practice in the Courts of Clai hi m I,r.e, Bienville. Jackasn, Uniou, anti WYu.bter, and the Supreme Court at ulati . ... Aug. "2. 1n7. 1:y DR. S. R. lICLARBDSON, AVING reenmed the practice of Medi iene dfferen his servicee to the citizens of I 'ltltirne pariah, in the various branches of li·I prIofesion. I rilie at the Drug Store or Joe Shelton. Anig. X2, l 77t. :y e. 3. COLEMA~, PARISH SURVEYOR, W ILL attend promptly and eiciently toi all bialnes in his line. Charges m* ltrate. Residence 8 miles southeast of lt,,tiyr, on Trenton read. P.O., lHomer. AIuI. 22, 18"7. :y 4INMIIONS WARDWAKI CO., Importeon and Jobbers, in lHardware, Cutlery, Guns and Pistols, 'oe. 001,603 and 605...North Main SItret, sr. LOUIS, MO. Aug. 9, 1I77. 1:y DANIEL T. HEAD, TRENTON, LA., RFClEVINo, PORWARIDIN AND We COMMISSION MERCHANT. .I DbALt IN O, 4 DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, BOOTS, J SHOES, HATS, HARDWARE, IRON, Th' CASTINGS, BAGGING, TIES, Aac WAGONS, CARTS, BUGGIES, We ROCKAWAYS, COOKING K STOVES, FI'RNI- The TURE AND T Plantation supplies of all Kinds. Iloe Liberal advances made on Cotton, in The cash and ulnpplic. We Aug. 22, 1°77. 1:y ISAACSON & SIMS, Wholesale Dealers in Wit 3amIj and O'eu Mlantation .lupliee,, w, AND TI COMMIISSION MERCII.NTs, The 48 Canal and 67 Conmmon sts., Te New Orleans, La. Iej M3arch 6, 1.7'. 2:3m II. ILERN, N. O. 4. TEIINE, N. V. bay H. KERN & CO., Wholesale and Retail Dealers in 3ancyc & esla/de ~q 4aad, Yes, 104, 100 and 108 Iaronne 8troot, Noti Between I'oydras and 'erdido Sta., NEW ORLEANS. Ilue New York Office, 44 lfudaun Street. This Feb. vt, 1,7-. 2$:y S. W. RAWLINS, I (Sacces~ior to Rawlins & Murrell,) Ive ,oatlon 3actal and nut mounmni.ian .,ffetctant, For Ne. IS Uniem Street, NEW ORLEANS. Soi Nov. 2+, 177. . 15:ly Ou11 E. J. HART & CO., Imaporters and Wholesale And DRUGGISTS, Grocers and Commission Bt Merchants. Stores 73, 75, 77 and 79 Tehonpitonlan at. Warehouse WI, Ut, J7 and '? Tr buupituonla Turi street, New Orleans. Aug. 2, 1077. l:y An I L. C. Jurey, M. Gillis. JURBEY d GILLIS, COTTrON FACTORS AND GENERAI. Bet COMMISSION MERCIIANTS, One Office................. 194 Gra ier Street, .NEfIf OQCLEJ.VS,, L.I, Aug. 22, 1,77. l:y And John Cbha~te, Win. II. ('hatfe, Chritolpher Chalff, Jr. The JOHN CHAFFE SONS, 'The COTTº.N PAC(TORIS AND GENERAL C'.f .311SION MEI('IIAINTM, And Office................No. 52 Union Street, N'Eli OULEJA'S, LA. Tha Aug. 22, 1K77. :y The E. Page. P. Moran. My PAGE a MORAN, /l//U /esalke eeae4 And -IN- Not BOOTS, SHOES and BROGANS, You Hate, Cape and Trumke, No. 10.................. Magazine Street, I'll .JEI" ORLE.S, L.4. Ang. 22, 14477. 1:y aIer JOHN HENRY & CO., to Wholesale Dealers in a,' Boots, Shoes, Brogans anht HATS, .et Noe. 121, 123 and 125....: Common Strees of NEIfl ORLEANS, LA. tom a Aug. 22, 1"77. 1:y P.h STAUFFER, McREADY * COs " Importers and Dealers in mot Hardware and Agriculturaet., Implements, son No. 71.................... Canal Street}t" N'EW ORLEAX.S, LA. *laI Aug. 22, i177. l:y med A. BALDWIN & CO., etly (8uccesors ta8locotnb, Baldwin & Co.,)_' Dealere in Hardware, Bteel, Ire and nralt Ie n Supplies. CULTLERY, OGUNS, AGRICULTURAL iend SIMPL'EMENT'I b No.74 Canal, and 91,93 and 95 Common 8l NEW ORLEANS, LA. Aug. 22, 1e'77. 1:yybot MeSTEIA VALVE, stoot Wholesale Dealers in t - POREIEGI aad DOMESTIs DRY GOODS, ?nns 96 Canal Street, and 195 Common StreJ., E N'EW OBLEANB, LA. Aug. 99, 1877. 1:y Ma GET YOUR JOB WORK B DONE Oo AT THIS OFFICE (For the OeuAnatax. WEEP NOT FOR THEM. Weep not for them-they're sweetly sleep ing Their auffering time is ended now; O, do not for the blest be weeping Bethink thee of that placid brow, That smile in death; then praises, even, Ascend for the redeemed in heaven. Weep not for them,.-in climes of glory, Escaped from sin and suffering here, They're telling o'er redemption's story To augels in yon higher sphere; How they, through Christ's atoning merit., Their glorified estate inherits. Weep not for them,-in robes unspotted, Washed in Thy blood, O precious Lamb! Behold them take their place allotted Near to Thy throne, Thou great "I Am," - With increased beauty, dazzling, glorious, O'er sin, and death, and hell, victorious. Weep for ourselves, the tried, the tempted, The trillers of life'a passing hour The sinning--orrowing-ne'er exempted While here from fierce telnpltationspower They are free from all-weep for them never; Rejoice for them-they're saved forever. To the friends and relatives of those who have just parsed into glory. A t'usx.o. FAILED. Yes, I am a ruined man, Kate; everything's gone at last, Nothing to show for the trouble and toil of the weary years that are past; Ilousee arnd lands and money have all taken wings and tled, This very mnnneing I signed away the roof fromu over my head. I shouldln't care for myself, Kate; I am used to the world's rough ways; I've- dug andl delved and ,loadded along throlligh all my manlsool days; But I thinlk of you andi the children, and it alIiset breaks mly heart, For I thought o, surly to gis e my boys and girls a splendid start. So many years on the ladder, I thought I was nilar the top, Only a few year longer, and then I expect "li to stop, And put my two boys into my place, with anl easier life ahead, And unow I mnut give that prospect up that comfortiung dream ias dead. I am worth more than my gold, eht you're good to look at it so; But a man isn't worth very omuch, Kate, when his hair is turniing to senow. My poor little girls with their sluft white hands and intorent evyes of Ilue, Turned adlrift in the heiartless world-what can and what will they dl An holnest failuref indeed it was, dollar for dollar lpaid, Never a creelit,r suffered, whatever people have said; Better are raug and a conscience clear, than a palace and flush of shale, One thing 1 shall leave to my children and that is an honest name! What is it? The boys are not troubledi They 're ready now to begin, And gaint us another fortune, and work , through thick and thiut The noble fellows! already I feel I haven't so muech to hear; Their courage has lightened my heavy load of muisrly andl despair. And the girls are so glad it was honestl They'd rather not dress so fine, Than to think it came through money that wasn't honestly mine; They're going to show w hat they're made of, and hbe quick to earn and to save! My bleaned, goalod little daughters! so gen erous and so brave. And you think we needn't fret, Kate, while we have each other left, No matter of what possessions our lives may be bereftt You are right; with a quiet conscience, and a wife so good and true, I'll put my haund to the plow agn, and I'm sure that wellpulull through. u ,,, [Chicago Inter-Ocean. On motion of A. Well, the thanks of I Board was voted to Martin Nalle for I Spromptness and elllleney with which t, had discharged his dutle as a public o . The Board then aijonrned lse die. (Signed,) J. FERGUSON, Mayor, ' B. D. Haalusox, Clerk. HoMsa, LA., Thursday, May 1 -L The Mayor and Selectmen elected op ti ýf 6th inatant met at the Court-house, ac i were dply qualified secording to law. Present: J. Ferguson, Mayer; 0. . Gil B. D. Harrisoan, J. R Bamsey, S. Y. Wet - sad J. B. Wilder. at On motion, the Board proesded to, election of ooers. M. R. Bryan was nominated for Clei '' and eleeted by seelamation; D. W. Hare a- was nominated and elected by aoelamati Sas Treasurer. On motion, the salary of the Marshal at . per ent for assemssing and collecting we ptaed at the sse as now 6zed, antil MI rd lIt,i 1. ly Martin Walls was aominated and s-e-le ed Marshal sad Asseser sad Collector, a the Mayor was athelsed to ,reeive a" arove hi bod in " motion, the ftt Thunrday I sa a mouth wa iued as theday for the rlgul meetings of the Board. The Boid then ajourned until the 6A ad Thursday Ino Jane. ( e'Ud) J. PEROUON, Mayor. ls M. Banar, Besy. Ut Thl ai the day when the title of H . or tothe Preleacy will be caslled up a t SHoesft Repr'esnmtativs. Theresnlte at of enmre b deterIned. The pub Sattentioea will bhe called to the nature HAve title by pmaf that it is fradurle amathereelto may strenghtes I em DWemoeatle party. 0e Many tery qMer thiP I very Qlaser But of alher mistake the a dest sad oddet Oemmrred when she called a Frech "s dit" "aUmett." The Four Guardians of Lagrange. BY BRUT HARTB. Part I.-The Trust. It certainly was a matter of seri ous import that so gravely Interest ed the four most experienced and self-contained citizens of Lagrange. For nearly half an hour they had been sitting in the private room of Riker's grocery without exchanging a word. Even the silent commun ion of libation was wanting; their liquor stood untasted before them -a fact that aroused the serious concern of the barkeeper and the free comment of the outside bar. "Mebbee its some new' skin' game inported from 'Frisco, and they want to keep their heads level," was suggested by a cautious gossipper. The barkeeper shook his head. "'ary deck o' keerds thar-onleas they plays 'em under the table, and thet aint their style." "Ye didn't notise no lumps o' su gar, sorter lyin' round, keerless like, before each man," insinuated anoth cr, "and them chaps lyin' low and quiet, waitin' for some d-d fly to light, and rake down the pile. I've beerd," speaker continued, cautious. ly, "that heaps o' good money hez been lost in thet on-christian like way." "Yes," interpolated a third, "and trained flies, ez knew Jest when to to light, hez been rung in on green horns. Thar was a man down at French Camp ez, they say, picked up about $7,000 outer thet camp with a innocent lookin' hoss fly, and et wuzent ontil one o' the boys acci dently sot his glass down on thet harmless iuseck thet the boys smelt a mice." "Tain't no game, I tell ye," reiter ated the barkeeper stoutly, "thar's suthin' more'u dies antd sugar on their minds. My belief is they're reck'uin' to revive the old vigilantes of '52. Thar's a lot o' dead beats in this yer camp," he continued darkly, with an aggressive recollecion cer tain unsettled scores, "ez mebbee will find out soon enougn wot's up." Unfortunately, none of these sur mises, however ingenious or reason able, were correct. The simple/ was that a lately deceased iner had on his deathbed called to his side the above-mentioned four citi zens ot Lagrange, and solemnly couflded to o them the care of his on ly child in the "States," wiih the little property he possessed in trust for her maintenance. This trust was further burdened with the fact that the dying man had withheld from the child the news of the death of her mother, a year previous, and it now devolved upon the guardians to inform the orphan of her double bereavement. This was the first meeting of the guardians since they had last looked upon the face of their dead comrade. Hence their grave silence and perplexity. At last the spell was broken. One of the party, a tall, thin, rickety man, who had been softly pacing the room with a certain deprecatory manner and a smile of imbecile ac quiescence in everything and any. thing that shone out at the slightest expression, even of vexation or anx iety on the part of his companions, gradually neared the door, and laid a large, bony, good-humored hand on the lock. The act was instantly detected by one of the party, who coolly locked the door and put the key on the table. "Ye can't slip outer this, Rats," he said; "ye must sit down here with the rest of us, and see what's to be done." Capt. Rats weakly succumbed, and began to apologize. "I warn't oin' back on ye Uorton," he began 'I only reckoned ez ye all seemed be gitting along famous, a-think ng, I'd jest slip oat and 'tend to ome business, and allow ye to make p yer mind without me -countin' one out, and yourselves as my prox as. Fer wot's agreeable to you is .greeable to me. Fm no sharp at ,Pis .ame 'You're gardian," responded iorton, deelsively. "In eourse. Thet's so. But I al kow it ain't no valid appiatment. The very fact that the ol' man up rfinted a d-d fool like me, shows -e warn't in his right mind." "That's so, boys, ejacalated the rldest of the four, with a sudden ,erami of hopefbless. "The old an was sorter flighty just afore he aent off, uand we can slip our heads Hieter this lasmso be flung over us by " llowln' inaunity, you know." S"We can't slouch out of this kind a trut though, Colonel," said Joe 'let, the youngest of the yt, yet • tha lead e peremptorines "It - nt white to doitl" The glem thded from theoleoel'u faes. iThet'sa, it woeuld't be the s ar thing, hbe said, de*etedly; ouldn't we uorter clb together and appint a kind of sub-guardian to take care o' the whole thing on a high salary. Ill come down heavy," suggested Horton. "If ye could get a chap to do your feelin' for you at the same flgure 1 don't know but it might snit," said Fleet with decided sarcasm. "As for me I sint rich enough to buy up any chap's conscience." "Ye may as well quit this foolin," broke in the Colonel, with a groan. "'The game's made, and we're goin' to wade in like men. Mebbee, muth in' may turn up. Afore long some one of as may get shot or buried in a tunnel, and so get excused on the squar. But just now we must wade in." "Oh yes, 'wade ino" said lIor. ton derisively. "DI)o you know the first thing we've got to do? Why, write to that gal, and tell her thet her father was a d-d old liar, and thet her mother's been dead a year, and now he's dead too, and thet the d-d old fool's property won't bring $500, and thet we're goin' to give her $5000 for charity, and adopt her, and if she's a loving sort ot a gal, and a high-spirited gal, she'll like it, and like us all the better. Oh yes" he continued with sardonic shrillness, "it's easy enough to do all that, of course. Wade in! Yea! Wade in-drop right out o' the ford into deep water over yer head the first thing." The men looked aghast at each other, and there was another omi nous silence. "Couldn't ye let it on easy," suggested the Colonel, despairingly, "sorter begin to-day with the mother, and next month, when she's feelin' better and more able to bear it, kinder light gently down on her with the decease of her father, and so on ontil, in the course of a year or so, she'll take the char ity business quite peaceful?" But Joe Fleet dismissed the idea fiercely. "Ef she's got any pluck she'll take it in a lump. You go to work driftin' into her feelins like that instead o' sinking your shaft straight down. and youll hey her crazy here on our hands in a week!" The latter itlca was so awful as to compel another gloomy silence for its stern contemplation. "Couldn't ye drop it on her all in a .Ikmp-money, deceased parents, ot cettery," suggested Capt. IR:ts, with vague and imbecile good hu mor, "kinder brisk and business like." "It's a gal," said the Colonel, shaking his head, "over 14." "Hold on and give Cap'n Rats a show," interrupted Fleet. "Ef there's a man ez can do it it's him. Didn't he edit the Record up at Murphy's? Wade in and give us a specimen." The suggestion mot with unani mous favor. Capt. Itats, not en tirely displeased with this confi dence in his rhetorical skill, slid angularly into a chair with an al most audible creaking of his joints, dipped a pen in the ink, and then put it in his mouth. Then softly withdrawing it and waving it be fore him, as if tracing an imaginary epistle in space, he began: "In the midst of life we are in death, and not knowing what a day may bring forth, we beg to inform you-No," reflected the Captain slowly, feeling some unfavorable criticism in the air. "No, that won't do. Let's see! Ah! 'The death of your mother, followed by the illness of your father, resulting in his deoease,aud the entire loss-'" "Aint them bricks follorin' each other rather close" suggested the Colonel, faintly. The Captain stop. ped, rubbed his long chin thought fully, and looked at the others. It was evident that this was the pre vailing impression. "Well, yes; I was rather thinkin' so myself," he answered, vaguely. "And its bein' a gal, don't you want to heave in here and thar a little sentiment," said Horton, "and sorter touch her up gently? They say when you make 'em cry easy, they kinder like it, and get over it quicker.' "Jeos so," returned Capt. Rats eheerthlly "I was thinkin' that very thing, only jist now I was sorter mplin' it; showin' ye what counld be done. good way," he added, now completely lost in the asinsa tioes of condoling composition-"a very good, takin' sort of way, is to tell it, and yet seem not to tell it tokinder ring in acold deck of information, and never let her see ye shaule the keerda. Bothin' like this, ye know. 'Honored Mis: En. closed please fnd draft for g 000 same would have been sent before but for Well-Fargo's ofee being closed the day of your hther's t. neral. The weather here is Sae, but we sappose is fhr dillerent with you in the East, as your deceased mother often remarked to the wri. ter. Businas is dull, and ores are ruastlag light, moat o' theelasma on the North Fort sharing the kt of your late father's property.' Ye see," continuedl Capt. 1ats, with the glow of successful authorship mantling his cheek, "that kind of letter moeat be written so that by the time she got through with it, it would seem as if she'd knew it all before, and she couldn't get nary soul to sympathise with her, and help her take on." The feeling of the majority was so strongly in fa. vor of the last composition that they all turned impatiently to the only dissenter-Joe Fleet. But at this moment a ,knock on the door shocked further discussion. It was Jack Foster, expressman -alert, vigilant, familiar, and lhte ful-holding a letter. "For John Meritoe," said the 81. erran Mercury, crisply. "As we don't have no ofis nor agent at his present address, we deliver at his last residence." lie tossed the let ter on the table, winked, and was gone. It was for the dead man-the great first cause of their perplexity. For a few moments it lay there an. disturbed, while the men looked at each other in silence. Then Capt. Rats, with a decision and independ. ence new to him, took it up. 'Ther's no one, boys, hes a better right to it than we has," he said. "1 pro pose that we open it here afore each other and read it." "As to opening it, I second the motion," said Joe Fleet's vole,. "but we'll see who it's from before we read it," added that honorable man. The letter was opened. It was signed "Fanny Meritoe." "The girl herself," said Fleet promptly; "read it." With a hesitatiug'voiee, that at last seemed to almost simulate what might have been the hesitating youthful accents of the writer, Capt. Rata began. How shall I describe it? It was simple, it was girlish, it was atee tiouate, it was real. Against its candid frankness and simplicity, poor Rats' previous rhetorio as. sumed the appearance of the most monstrous duplicity and deeeitful sophistry. It was evident that the writer had seen but little of her real father, and that the rather common place, homely, often some. what despicable figure known to the men who now listened to her yearnings was not the ideal parent of her dreams. At last Capt. Rats finished. There was a slight husk incas in the Captain's voice, a slight dimness in his eye-sight as he ended, and a blur upon the fair page that was not there when he began. The Colonel had dropped his head between his two hands. Heor ton had never taken his eyes from the paper. Fleet, who had walked to the window and had been appar ently absorbed in staring at the sunlight, suddenly turned, advanced to the table, and held out both his hands. In another mo ment they were locked in his com panions', and the four men, holding iands, closed round the table and the letter that lay in its centre. "We don't want no letter of con dolence, Cspt. Rats," said Joe Fleet, sturdily "for there ain't anythin' to condole for. I don't se just how it is, or how we can fix it, but 1 know that that girl's pareats aist dead, ez long, please God, as we are living!" The men pressed each other's hands in silence, until Capt. Bata, with a burst of revelation, disen. gaged his, and suddenly brought it against his right leg with resound. ing emphasis "That's it-and it makes the whole thing clar. We don't write no letters of condolence-for whyt We goes straight on and writes es if we was the old man. He's let oc enough to me about hisself and his afairs to make it as easy as fhlin' oft a log. Well just chip in whar he let o. We'll take his band as it is, play out his little game, win or lose, and if four sharps like us eaa't make it easy for that ehlld sad rake in the pot every time, we1ll leave the board. Yea, gentlemen, eontinued Bats, taking up the let ter, "'Il answer this to-night my eit. I, Capt. Bats, late eritoe, (Oosdiuded eat ,eet.) Three Detroit boys wereormheard by the PFree Prem man quarellag over the uepeetive merits f their sisters. Allof them had totakea back mat when a little tllow aid: "My iaterml take the string eat of her eoraset for me to spi a top with, uld I os it shell b as hme from a mparty and arver ve te a weord of saul Is yoard say boseer tlha thatP A wise eobmsrver ierss that as set oft Mdaeusto a ateg b eggar hl ia p m etlirn il gien.