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VOL. .. BATON ROtIGE, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, JANU4RY 5, 1881. `
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C C. IRD, ATTOIIInr AT LAW. Will
., attend promptly to all business intrusted
ta him. O1tice on Convention street, between
Third and Church streets. Baton Bouge, L.
I1 W. P'OPE, A'rroltN AT LAW and
/. Notlary P'ublic, Port Alhtn, West IJtaon
Rouge, l.a. Special attention given to the col
lectiou of accounts, taking testimony under coin
mmission, atnd to all other matters requiring the
attention of ea Attorney or Notary in the parish
of West lBiton Hong',. _lpr24 v'2nl3
HU le. LAN(, A'r'rONKY ANDUCOUlNKOIAL
.l At Law, tDoualdsonvil+e, la. Will pra
tjcw in all the courts of the state of Lonislaua.
-IkioU . B. DUK .RICE E, A'rroanwa
I and counselor at Law. Offtce-No. 6, Pike's
lHow, lBaton Rouge~ La. Will practito in the
$tnte Mdl F.denralCourts.
e[[E Irt ON &t A L E,
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on North Boulevard street, near the post oillce,
Baton Rouge, La. Will aittend to asl law busl
aees entrusted to them in this and adjoining
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n av Ar LAW. Ottice in North Ilodwlvarli
street Baton iouge, La. Will attetud to all
ais _ ititt t them )u tit AiD t>
g r_ avrot J. IlT [anno, _
L' W. &, . M. L-OILIERtTMON,
i Attorneys autd I(ounselors at I.aw. Otfice
on North Boulevard street, Baton Rouge, La.
Will practice in the Seventeethb anti Eighteenth
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(1 O. .W. BUCKNEIR, Attorney
LJ at Law and Notary Public, Baton Itorge,
La. Business promptly attended to.
J HTEENSEN, Druggist, dealer in drug, medi
cines, chemicals, cigars, fancy and toilet
artiole, Third street.
RO£IE-N FIjhLU, dealer in dr' goods, rad
SlgthiL ,boots and oes, hats an
1"i Yti4b 1 d sWiMs 1 pN Ion supplies
an general steamboat, puruchsig and clloe
Slon agent, lFrot street.
A NDREW JACKSON, Cotton IBuyer, and
dealer in groceries and plantationu supplies,
northeast corner of Main and Third streets.
IGLUhLA I WAX, wholesale and retail gro
cer, dealer In plantation supplies, fancy and
staple groceries, wines, liquors, crockery, cut
lery, cigars and tobacco, St. Louis street.
W G. RANDOLPH, wholesale and retail
grocer, and dealer in western produce,
wines and liquors, Main street.
OYtISUA BEAL, Family Oreeer, dealer in
ti fancy groceries, canned fruits and every arti
ole needed in the houehuld, corner Third and
T( IoRrE IIl. WLSON dealr Ii n wiesla
V pruduce, groceries, plantation supplies,
seddlery, barness, corner Third and Counve
OUlIN J WAX, icater in Goc and staple
4 grooeries, liquors, cigars, tobasco and Con.
fectioneriee, it. Ferdinand street
T J. .APD .f.LI.. dealer In groceries and
a.)quors add ear corn, lime, hoop.pole and
Lsat-buat agent, Froat shieet.
E DW. WIT i IlrI, dealer in fancy and staple
groceries, fruits and confectioneries, cl
gars, smoking tebacco, Third street.
M C11AM'CRS, Stationer, dealer in station
ery, books. cutlery, Violin and Guitar
strings, and lashlou papers, Third street.
F W. IEtROMAN, Blue htore. dealer in news
literary and fashbon periodicals, stationery,
and picturles, Main street.
J PUILIPI BOTT, proprietor of Bismarck Sa
loon and Lager Beer House, corner St. Louis
and North Bpulev-rd streets.
C IUAKRLE8 WIECK, proprietorSumter lhonue
dealer in the finest wines, liquors and cigars
corner Third and Laurel streets.
V T. t' ,UVRIUS, Druggist, Bogel's old
stand, dealer in dilug, utedciee, cutlery
soap, idrles peed and fancy artiolee.
[lM. ifi( j KS, Druggist, dlealer In dt rugs ane
1' medirines of every kind. cigars, smoking to.
bacco, cutlery, etc., Main street.
B A. DAY, iproptietor Red Stick Drug Store,
kee . sutitultly on hand a full ascortiuent
of drugs tsld medicines, corner Africa and
B) FEIIIEIMAN, dealer in Dri' Goods and
Ithe I, n,,st t;illlollbl styles it ready mutdle
rIothlug, h,.'* lit, and shtrs, Main street.
N lI,. J. M1. l'PAKKElt, dealer in Miliue antl
J lIrv (htds anI lincey artirles of alli des.
criptions, lain street,
J otu .o11 NSON, wathIaker itut ijweler,
tIe tlla Iei \wevlry, nilvlr wai, iktulres anil
plictitr, traines., T'hlrI street.
A EX ANi)LE iltUC11 Y, prlprietmr tir thu
SCapital Iduse 'hard by tho day. wi,-k or
mouth, with the best the iairket aflords.
1EIANDAI liHO'i'iiL and tistaurant is
V supplied with the best. viandslthe itmarket.
Third street. C. Crlinonlii, proprietor.
W P. K ItBY, proprt''or Ladies' Reltaurnlt.
and delleir in 'rllns., coflc tioneirnia, 'i
gars, etc.. cue., 'Third a, d I uilida strceta.
i OSE.PH LARGIUl EI, dealer in ft'reign anti
.I dimiestlc hurdwatr ,r ho,e 'furnishing goods,
corniet ''hlid nld "lorida streeis.
`1 t;ESELLIY, t'ivl anul 'ilihun'r 'or'tl'a ,
.1 . .LIAM S1. mlutuiirt ur iti-of i'mtreni
A trliisi, strike' ,is, l,,ilr rs o lilnd tiniks, and
all kTOils oil .,tiar hote' work coirner, i Main
l i li t li'u t sl rctsr,. l ao , thie frl'. Iindin,,ig.
W 11I. 1.1Al tESEI.LI., worker in tin, rcopper
ani shtthe iron. olnd ilteiler ii stores, tin
waire ciii rrkei-t wait,, c'u. Third anti Floridi.
3ATON ii;tol till Woks, aiunnfacture cot.
1~ ti, l t Liil cail tke. cotlton seed meal and
linters; Froiln street.
I Oti'iSLANA CAPI'ItLIAN Book andi Job
I Printing estiiiishnlnt, on Third street, is
onle of the mst complete in the State.
Ii. LYTiLE, Phot)graph Aitt, Mlain t.
11 Plhotoalbume, framese, etc., kept on handl.
)1PER' FVa niture and Undertaking Estab
I lIsh meat, Masn street, well snpplied with
everything in this line
SD. rTHOMAS, dealer in Fancy and Staple
1. Groeeries and Duty Goods, at Tint Dug
gan's old stand, on Main street.
'I P'. BERTRANDI, Milliner, dealer in
SMillinery Goods and Fancy Goods, Main
M '[S. C. MAILLOT', Third street, dealer in
l Millinery and Dry Goods, Trimmings, No
;M ANUEL RODRIGUEZ, Lafayette street,
SMannfcture of hoice Cigars.
Robt. F. Hereford, M. D.,
OFFERS his professional services to the citi
seas of Baton Rouge and vicinity.
Olee--Corner Latyette and Floida streets
Roneease Building. Residence--Africa street,
between St. Ferdinand and St. Louis streets.
Refers by permission to Dr. T. J. Burington
Bon. A. Herron, Andrew Jackson Wm. (riL
Rev. Dr. Goodrich, Maor W. T. bCuverlsai
Messrs. siearri MalAf.
Havin known DL HkRFOD for many
ts stltafordlm ps nre to recmed im
olthe p ial aneaotifl. sra najsDana.
TIE BALTIMIOBE G] TETa.
Ah, well I remember that long Summer's day
When round abont Richmond our broken ranks
Week in.and week out we had been at the front,
And borne without flinching the battle's decrce
i'll, hattered and weary, we aeded rigoie
Tre we met in, death struggle buot? berliss
Our knapsacks were empty, our uniforms worn,
Our feet, from long marching, were naked and
liut not a man grumbled in the rank br the ile;
We bors all our bkrdships with a joke and a
For Jackson was with us, and, under his eye,
Each soldier determined to do or to die.
That evening old Jack had os out on review,
When a glance down the line showed as all
Eighty-seven young boys from old Baltimore,
Who had ran the blockade and that day joined
Their clothes were resplendent, all new, spick
'Twas plain that a tailor had measured each
When we learned who they were, what a shout
we did mraise
How we cheered our new allies, the "Baltimore
There were Lightfoots and Carters, and Howards
The grandsons of Carroll, the nephews of Gaines,
r And as the brave boys dressed up in arow,
You could see the pure blood of the proud
But we were old vets of Stonowall's Brigade;
We'd been lighting so long that war seemed a
A nl sonic of ui laughed at the youngsters so gay,
.Who had conce to the battle as if coming to pay ;
And all through the camp you could hear the
Cry, "llullo, young roosters 1" and "dandtled
lint the boys took it bravely and heartily laughed
At the hungry "C(onlfids" by whom they were
Till one rctcged soldier, more hold than the rest,
ired off tins roughjoke, which we all thought
'"ovs, you'd ,better go home; 'tis getting cquite
'lilen the girlishlfaiced ('aptain spokel up anti
said, "Wait "
'lhey didn't wait long, fir the very next day
\We' wtre' oh'r, d right ofti to the thick of ithe
', Fi' 'lry that mlorlning we'd heard thlle dull roar
f tt' the guns of't'lr firemen on liapidan's shore.
.nd all if' s knew, with old Ja,'k in ,ommnand,
I tijhting ean near himi. he 'd at nice' lake a
\ eind, ' ture )I t lgh, soon lc 'hig )orders wel. Cgt,
.\nld w\e, sw\lullc do\we lic' I'the id ill "'loot 'avalry" '
'lh'e tiy's werelt ehind its. T fi . to the ret',
S't'o see how tchel yonstllrLl ts on l nacrc lh wolld
'l'h,.ir ' files wt.r,.e c,'lh e' . thei'ir imnrching ias.Z
I leported te Stoiewall' ,'c Vu, '\t . ic ' t'elti, they'll
ilt acf tin ll' iniutes llore tille c ionl i , beg'tc.
WI meet thi lirst shlok, for vwe were the vimn,
iut we stoisl to our ranks like aks oa f tl ihe field,
i'or Sitneewall"a brigade cnateer knew how to
ewemn us,. however., a IortTc y c layeed,
Anld hge gnus o ou reit'ank e iec e now and then I
'l'ill Jackson onuanded a charge up thie hill.
SJackset saido o the Greys, "e'h valor you'vo I
Yn'll vteterans it ero your heeatIds are grown. I
In this, your first action, you've proved your
iI1 sttiton you hbece, thise gifts yeou must Bold;"
Then the girlis htared ('ailttain, so straight and
Slclehd, and scil, "Yon'1l iee ficl us all,
For wherever stationeci this company stays."
How we lcuglhed, how we cherred t'el Baltimore
But tlie res tide of battle around us still flowed,
And we fidlowed yur leader, as onward he rode,
Cried "(hoo eye" to the Ibys, "take care of the
We'll relicve you as soon as the enemy rius."
Ah, yes, indeed, soc the brave boys were re
Btt not in the manner we had all believed.
Alas, the l~sters who weep and the mothers who
For the loved and the lost of the Maryland line!,
By some fatal blunder our 1eft was exposed,
And by thoismade of Federals the haey, en',
They askett for no luarter. Their Maryland
Never dreamin of surrender. They fell where
We heard in the distante the ilrfng and noise, t
And donblehquicked back to the help of the boys.
The guns were soon ours, but Oh, what a night !
Every lBalthnore boy had been killed in the fight,
Have the girlish-faced Captain, and he., scarce
When saw us arround him, he seemzed to ren
And smiled when we told him the field had hºen
And the IBaltimorn Grays had saved overy gnu.
Then Stonewall rode up and e.ndea(vorved to
]iut his utterance was choked, and down his 1
The hotteats flowed as he gazed on the dead.
'God pity tliei'mothers and sisters," he said.
Then, dismounting, he knelt on the blood.sodden
And prayed while he held the dying boy'thand.
The gallant young hero said : "General, I knew
That the Greys to your orders would always be
You'll mlisa not a Grey from our final roll-cll ;
Look around you, my General, you'll here find
The blood gushed from his month, his head
sunk on his breast,
And the girlish-facd Captain lay dead with the
ROIMAN OF INDIN PISS
Were you never in Indian Pass? Then
let me tell you of it:
Seventy miles west by south from Den
ver, the trail from Fairplay Road crosses
a great spur of the great Rocky range,
as it rune toward Sunrise Valley, and its
highest point, where it runs along the
face of a stupendonus precipice, a path
way five feet wide, with a thousand
yards of sheer descent to the valley's
bottom, upon the one band and a half
s thousand upward to the beetling, dizsy
mountain summit upon the other, is In
From it one may view the whole wild
country; Logg's Peak to the north,
Pike's Peak to the south, the Giant's
Castle, the Devil's Ledge, the long' line
of Bloody Rocks and the far:away sea
ilke level of the plains to tie east; at
your feet Sunrise Valley, wit' a cluster
ofeettlr's eabips, but alllie ni re,
ieggestd adiEnoen-the leati o the
Mountaineers and Indians ridQ through
the pass; tourists and strangers walk,
and shudder as they gaze.
Ib Sunrise Valey lived' threefamilies
the Donaldeone, Jeronmes and Turners
all Americans. They bad found a home
there years before, and were engaged in
cattle-raising and hunting. Their mar
ket was by the south road to Pueblo,
Seldom it happened that they crossed
Indian Pass, and yet in case of necessity
it was available as the nearest route to
the world without.
Among this little colony and memibers
of it were Jetnie l)onaldson, a girl of
eighteen, and Ralph Jeronme, a man of
twenty-tiVe and her lover.
That this should be so seemetl right,
They wero the only young people in the
valley; they had known each other fo
yearsc. alp)h Was a brave huntet, a
thlor6ugh hunter, g ~i(lder nut! r.rno
man; Jennie was ia ieLatit'ul .nodtualn
girl. Their love was as Iatural as the
world about; and as pure and sweet.
Yet, simple children lthat they welre, no
w',rd of this lhad ever passed lIetween
themI. They rode together, walked to
get hier, sometimnes worked togethr, IandI
Jerome always galloped across the three
miles that separated their bounies to see
ohll Siru Dolthsonl os n mi Sunday eve, and
sit with hint in the glo:aming, talking
of c::attle, and peltries, :anud wood life,
whilh, ,elnic ilittedl albout near them, or
sat, at, her fathetr's fyct; lut no promise
had Ieonll soughtt tior givetn-tlheir love
Matters stood thus when, on Septem
her day, :a stranger rode into the little
pIark and otlcred Ralph Jerome the
i chance of his lif, to act as a guide for a
i:United States survey party about to
start through the nmontains ifr the
"I learn that you are' thoroughly ac
,luainteui withthfis region," saidi Capt.
.Juldsoln, "andl I want you, The work
will occupy you fully two years, with
both field and office duties, and if you
iprove yourself capable, will Ie but a 1
stepping-stone to something better.
Will you go ?"
And Ralph, his face suddenly bright
oning with the realization of his dream I
of years, said:
He bade old 8im Donaldson good-bye
that night--and Jennie. And after the a
father had disappeared within the cabin i
door, leaving the two young people
alone without, almost unconsciously
Ralph drew the girl to his heart and I
held her there one blssful moment; I
then, as if ahooked at his own sadacity,
he kised ber and put her away.
"You will wait, Jennie, darling? You set
will remember and wait for me i" ho"
And, for reply, the girl drew near hei
again, and kissed him a second time. of
Then she fled. wb
~ * * hii
Two years ! Two years of days and alc
nights-days of summer stillness and
winter gloom; nights of beauty and we
winter coll. One by one they passed, abi
and September-the second 'September thi
-,eoame again. thi
Ralph Jerome returned-returned a fac
mnau in the full glory of his manhood, a
lifework happily begun, the future Pie
bright with hope, and his great heart o)
all aglow with love and longipg. And gi
then upon the veryp eve of. his home.
coming, he saw hM4.dIling ride by soa
companied by a stranger, 'a feller up "a
huntin' from Denver," his father said, phi
and all the world grew dark.
For a little it was hard to believe-
hard to admit that this beautiful, tan- r
talizing fairy-this girl of perfect' face l,
and form, who laughed and chatted hb
so gaily, day after day, while the singn- m.
lar costumed huntsman, who ever ac
companied her, looked on with admiring th
eyes-was the Jennie who kissed him bli
But as the autumn waned, poor Ralph I
was torced to accept the fact, It was $e
the same Jennie, only sweeter, more en
trancing, more beguiling than ever; but a
still Jennie, blossomed into a flirt. th
Whether her old love was dead or not p
remained unknown. She treated Carl Je
Conde even as shetreated Ralph Jerome, he
holding both by her wondrous beauty
and charm of manner, yet holding them ye
at arm's length; Neither man could learn so
his fate, and even the heart of the moun
taineer failed him as the girl escaped his ne
eager questioning again and again. Qi
"Fool that I am F muttered Jerome,
as he rode homeward one November
night, after an evening, just without the
gates of paradise; "fool that I aml I
will give up the game. She does not
love me--she can not, or she would not
tantalize me so. I will give her up; and at
yet, my God, it will kill me. Oh, Jennie
-my darling, my darling!"
Affairs were thus tangled, when, one
day, a rumor came to 'Sunrise Valley e
that the Unoompahgre Indians were
upon the war patch.
Dave McFarland, and old ghide and
trapper, brought the unwelcome news,
and gave the warning.
"Ye'd best let the wimmin folks go
down to Pueblo," said he. ''Ef the reds
are out, we kin take keer o' the cabins
better here alone; an' ef it's all a mis
take, thar will be no harm done, any
Carl Condo announced his intention of
returning to Denver.
"He might stay and help fight, if
there's fighting to be done," whispered
Jennie, with a blush to Mrs. Jerome. t
| But the old lady was a little deaf,
I and did not hear her.
"If you are bound for' the city, Mr.
Conde," said Ralph on the following
morning, and 'before the women had
departed, let me advise you to go by
Indian Pass. It'ie the shortest 'route,
al itn te minute4s you will be on the
Fairplapy road, and .safe, Shonld yon
take the Southern trail, how~Wti', you
will have thirty miles of dangerous road
to cover. Your road does not lic to- s
wards Pneblo after you leave the val
The other hesitalteld.
'I do not know the pass," said he, 'al- p
though I should prefer that route."
"I will gullide you to tihe :Fairplay
road,"' said Jerome, picking up his rifle.
"It is not. a long ride, and we need fear
no Indians to-d.:ay."
"Ant I will go with you,"said a sweet
voice behilnd them. "I wish to look th
from Indian Pasns once more before I tl
leavi' the valley." th
At was Jennie Donaldson who spoke.
hoJh gentlement opposed this plan,
but the willful beauty was tdetermined, he
and the result was that an hour later la
Conde had bidden his friends good-by, sO
and accompanied by Ralph and Jennie dr
was riling rapidly along the trail
toward the mountain pass.
As they climbed the rugged foot-hills th
and followed the winding road, mount- in
ing ever higher and higher, few words Di
paassed between them. by
Conde was-silent because of the sorrow lit
in his heart; Jerome because of the in
anger in his; and the girl, because she W
knew of both sqorow and anger, and 1l
could neither assuage nor appease. 0
The miles slipped away behind them,
and forced at length by the ragged an
steepness of the way to a slower pace,
they laboriously climbed toward the
pass itself. ag
Half a milemore would bringthem to ab
the summit. Then a rest, a rapid gal- iti
lop of an hour, and the Fairplay road th
would be reached. to
RalPh brathsd -rne. Prom the oet. t
set one thought had cieered him-one
hope had crashed back the hatred his
heart held toward this city sportsman
of fringed buokskin and silver buttons,
who had sought to win his love from
him. Jennie would ride back with him
They oame at last to the narrow cause
way of the ,pass. Room for but one
abreast here, and Jerome rode .ahd,
the girl next, and Conde behind. In
this order they crept along the dilssy
face of the mountain.
When they reached the iunmimt, Jen
aie called a halt, and turned to view the
putspread panorama befbre them, the
glory of the scene brightening her beau
"See," oried she, with.oheeke aglq-
"see, Ralph I ,There is our home,", and
phe pointed toward the valley beneath.
"Her lover's heart gate a great bound.
"Our horme, Jenpie" said hey in a low,
rapturous voice, forgetting all else, and
leaning toward his eompanion-"our
home I Do you mean it t Yours and-Ah,
my God, the Indiansl"
It wasa cry of sudden agony, and at
the mast reeled in his saddle, and bright
blood burst from his shoulder and ran
in a trickling stream down the yet quliv
pring arrow-shlit deeply buried in his
flesh The Indians were in~be pa l
' The girl shaddered, whfidi giea love
and terror mingled in her white face;'
then, with the courage of her race, she
sprang nimbly to the ground and caught
Jerome in her arms, as he sank heavily
from his seat.
"Oh, my darling ! have they killed
you " And, with a strengtb' .alm-ost
superhuman, she tore the '6oibl barb
from his body and flung it ftotin her,
"'Live, Ralph-live! ' For I lto~ you !
Quick ! up and fight for me i"
She snatched a pistol from her' bosom
at the same moment, and fired it full in
tbe face of a savage, Who suddenly ap
peared before them. With a wild 'yell
be threw both hands to bhi head, reeled
and fell headlong over the ledge.
The sound revived the lialf-tiunting
iuountaineer. With a'tew-born strength
he sprang upright, seized his rlfledi
Thirt yyards away, at the taro of the
path before them, were the enemy-a
soouting patty of half a score of Indians
who bad come to view the valley from
At rtght of the man with weapon
ready, they uttered a chorus of fiendish
cries, and filled the air with flying ar
The two horses were struck, but the
ring of Ralph's rifle was answered with
a groan, and a second redskin bit the
dust. The others retreated behind the
protecting wall of rock.
"Where is Conde 7"
The girl turned. They were alone in
the pass, but the distant elatterof hoofs,
ringing fainter and' fainter from the
backwood trail, answered her lover's
question. She turned to him again,
tilled with rage and disgust.
"He has deserted us."''
"But," said Jerome, faintly, and his
,wound pained him to the very heart,
"but he was your love-.you must go
'KNever, never !" cried the girl, in a
ansudden frenzy-"never my lover I There
is, there has been, but one-and not he!
Oh, Ralph, forgivel Do not siend me
away. If you cannot, I will stay with
yoen! Better to die here than to live
without you! My darling, my one love,
do not send me away."
Could mortal mman resist such plead
ing t Ralph Jerom cupld not.
She bound his bleeding shoulder with
bands torn from her dress, and through
the long, dull November afternoon,
these two kept watch and guard behind
the dead horses, he with rifle ever ready,
she with pistol in either hand, both with
a love that was beyond death in their
hearts; and the cruel, cowardly Indians
lay hidden and dated not expose them
selves to the deadly aim of these chil
dren of the mountains.
And when at last, just as. the light
was fading from the distant peak, and
the shadows, dark and chill, were elimb
ing up from the valley beneath, old
Dave, with five others, crept silently
by, and fell with terrible fury upon the
little band of redskins, literally sweep
ing them from the face of the cliff, the
wounded man turned to Jennie, and
laying his head upon her shoulder, said
"Kiss me, sweet; for now you are safe,
and I can die !" and fainted away.
It was a month before Jerome was out
again; three months before his waounded
aboulder was well; bat what mattered
itt Jeaulelovedbiham! Andthen whban
lt spring time eme again, nd win
tekr mows ware gone from 1he moun
tals ame glaorio May day saw a wed
ting in Indian Pae; sdt liaioswho'bioir
the principal parts therein aer* e
game who held the Unoomipsahgb t
dians at lay sin uOnths before.
But ~ir Conde was not there, '
SACtr SIfi, PAUL, s '
Tgere is on ci feure of cotton braising
thatofar mes ought to sonsider well, arnd.
never forget. It s thles: as well known,
it takes a whole year's worleto: ake a
cotton crop, and when tbh ~op' fails
as it too often does-o-ne yea of a npap'r
labor is gone without fi hif) profit of
any kind. And it is a very ser thing
to lose a year of a 'mb'i t r 'rs ' lnese
life.' In other countries 'where crops are
diversifed, and work 1i dootipoddingly
pppiidapl te'd thertYisio 'itier bf lot
big a jyer'swork elttrel1 ior'mo>se on$
or mece of his iwopt se likely to sac
ceed, and be is certain tbe' compensa
ted to a' greater ortless extent,
Ant whe lohi. onsiders, how uncer
stn cotton is, how' mmny blighta and
mishaps it isaubjeot fbe oompared With
other produot' of the Boil, it' is wonder
ful how many lhtelltgent men will risk
heir lahbor M" hlia> ' upon .'it alone
when there is shok a vaMetj of d aluable
crops that ocani aie &dbi 'our climate
and on our'toil.' When s'man devtbte'
a year's'Worl to a bottb niropd, aid tas
worms iat it 'ip, or`th' itie i " or wet
weather ruinit,'it is a dead loss; for no
possible g6bd cara oaccruae to. 'in from
his labor: It 'eannot `enefil the suo
,oeedtng eore, it does the lan4 no. good;
it is waited time and ofort. And life is
too short togive nany.yeO4t s, as we
do In this country, to abortive efforts, t
raleing`otton. Plaht cotton, but mke '
the land rich, so thai you can gather as
much as you do now on one-third the'
land, and at the seinme time avoid most'
of the enemies of the plant, ýIn additioq,
plant somethblng' ese besides cotton
plant a variety of crops, and if one fails
another will auiceed.-Exohange.
"Now, you know," remarlrie the new
Sunday school teacher,; as he beasod
kindly on the interested class of boys,,
"that Robert Bruce, as helsy on the
bed, saw a spider. cast its web,aseve
times, failing every time, but the eighth
attempt was snooepaefl. Now, what was
the result f" And he looked into th1
eager, upturned faces before him. And
then an exceedingly small boy, with
phenomenally large freckles, at the foot
of the class, whose folks had been clean
ing house the week before, spoke up and
said that the woman came in the next
morning with a broom and a lustpan,.
and carried the. spider out, a clay-cold
corpse. ,And then the school sang, while.
the new teacher sat dow't and tped, .
Some R&lapal statistician has figured
out that every dollar expended for pos
tal service in'the States that voted for
Garfield, the government receives one
'dollar and eight cents, while in the
States that voted for Hanoock, the gov
ernment receives only sixty-eight cents
for each dollar expended on the postal
service. This, we suppose, is proof pose
itive of the superior tutblligence, godli
ness and personal worth of the people
who voted for Garfield over the ignorant
and wicked creatures who voted for
It was reported that President-lect
Garfield was 'sick with dyspepsis. Pack
ages of medicine are being sent to hiim
from all parts of the country by people
who would not have an office if it was
offered to them.
It was at a Galveston table that a
child attracted considerable attenrtion
by saying repeatedly: "I want a cake."
"You have had five or six already," re
plied the mother. "Them's not the ones
I want. I want a fresh one."
A Western paper announces the illness
of its editor, piousnely adding: "All good
paying subscribers are requested to
mention him in their prayers. The
others need not, as the prayers of the
wicked avail nothing."
Wanted-A cover for bare susnepicion,
a veil for the face of nature, buttons for
the breaches of privileges, binding for a
volume of smoke, cement for broken
The model husband has been found in
Philadelphia. He don't permit his wife
to do but half the work. She put. up
the canned fruit in summer and he puts
it down in winter. '
"When I die," said a married man, "I
wantto go where there i as mow to
shoveL" His wife said she pesumedhe
The youth who hians ;ebb weodd hi
syster, and opens it fdrthwti , 13dl no