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WHAT IT IS TO BE FORTY. fto discovers sprinkle of gray fa joor beard. And a tblansss of crop when the upland I* cleared; To aole bow poo toko to poor (Uppers and And hug to tbe Are, when poo get home from town; Ah, that's what It is to bo forty. To And that poor shadow has portlier grown Thst poor voloo has a practical, bnsiness-like tout; That pour vision is tricky which once was so bright. And a hint of a wrinkle is coming to light; Ah. thnt's what It is to be forty. A sleigh ride, a party, a dance or a dine; Why, of ooune you'll he present, you never de cline; But, alas! there's no Invite, you're not young folks, you see; You're no longer a peach, but a crab-apple tree; Ah, that'* what it la to be forty. A daughter that grows like a illy, a queen, And that blooma like a rose in a garden of green, A dapper young clerk in an ice-cream saloon, Both a dude and a dunce, is to carry on soon; And a hoy that is ten, and the pride of your eye, Is caught smoking vile cigarettes on the sly— Ah, that's what it is to be forty. At twenty a man dreams of power and fame; At thirty his are has a soberer flame; At forty his dreams and visions are o'er, And he knows and he feels as he ne'er did he fore That a man is a fool till he's forty. —Boston Advertiser. ROSE MARIE. Her Reward for the Faithful Dis charge of Duty. "Oh, if you want line embroidery done," said my friend, Mrs. Ross, "I can show you such work as isn't to bo seen out of Limoges, and the broderies there are are works of high art. Never saw any thing in this country to com pete with them until I happened, by the merest chauce, to stumblo upon Rose Marie." "Rose Marie?" I repeated. "What a pretty name! The owner of it ought to be fresh, sweet and lovely as the eglantine, a kind of wild simplicity, yon know." Mrs. Ross laughed. "Fresh, no," she said. "Site is only twenty-two, but she has had too much trouble to retain much freshness; sweet and lovely are hardly applicable to one of the women of Arles, who look more like stately Juno* titan peasants. Yes, she is simple enough, and beautiful, loo, if you will, but she will never re mind you of the elgantinc—poor Rose Marie! It isn't often that her sad lips curve into a smile. I will not tell you her story until you have seen her; it will make you more sympathetic. A'ome, and wo will goto her house." We drovo to Revere street, a narrow thoroughfare, and stopped before a small house set back in the yard. The borders wore gay with verbenas, pinks and pansies, those old-fashioned Dow ers which retain the old-fashioned vir tues of patience and hardihood, giving their best of color and perfume to the most uncongenial surroundings, Mrs, Ross knocked at the white-curtained door. " Entrcz ," said a deep voice front within. The room we entered was sparsely furnished, but every thing in it was shining with cleanliness. A tall, ema ciated old woman sat in an old arm chair by tho window, with a piece of work in iter hands. Slio nodded to Mrs. Ross, and looked inquiringly at me with her hollow black eyes. "She is paralyzed," Mrs. Ross said to mo in English. "All her lower limbs are numb. Alt, Madantc Breaux," In French, "this is my friend, Mrs. L——, who has como to see Rose Mario about some work." "Take scats, mesdamos, courteous gesture. he in directly. She lias gone out on some business. Site left Henri to take care of ino," pointing wit'll a smile to a beautiful little boy of four years old, who was peeping at us from the back of her chair. "I would like my friend to see that robe Rose Marie is embroidering for Madame Ducros," said Mrs. Ross. "It is there, in anapkiu on tho bed," the old woman replied, "if you will lake the trouble to get it, madainc. Ah, moii Dicu, it is so hard to be half alive, notable to move from my seat!" Mrs. Ross unfolded the shining folds, and held them before me. A pale maize-colored silk, with ten drils of the blue and white convolvulus embroidered exquisitely on it The grouping of the flowers was a work of art, and tlie finish wns perfect Madame Breaux smiled at my ad miration. "Ah. she works well, does Rose Marie! Madame, site was a famous hrodeuse and lace-maker, even in Arles, where the work is so flue. Ever since slio was ten years old she ranked among the host. But her eyes nre getting weak, alt. so weak!" with a heavy sigh. "And then, if the worst comes!" Bite clasped her hands with a convul sive movement and her great mourn ful eyes filled with tears. "The poor girl has cried her eyes out,'' Mrs. Ross said to me in a low voice; "at least, I believe her tears have as much to do with her failing vision as tho work, waiting for hor, I will tell you her story. The old woman there does not understand one won! of English. "She married, immediately after the last war between France and Germany, against her mother's wish. The old Woman was a rabid French partisan, •Jtd Rose Marie's lover was a sergeant as I up it in the it to so I with a "Rose Marie will to so. I a is While wo are ■T ' - bad fWTi As of the old tiie for to and said did join Ach I ami her tail to in »4 im betrothed before the war I broke out, but the Bother, who bae a furious temper, tiled to separate them. "After their marriage she made it so unpleasant for the Prussian that ho de termined to come to America. He said he would settle somewhere West, and send for his wife and child, hut on no account was the mother to come. She must choose between them, hut if she elected to remain in France, then little Henri must come to him. "I think Satan got into the old woman, for site acknowledged that she destroyed the husband's letters to her daughter, and told nothing about it As she could not read herself, she knew nothing of tlie contents, nor whore Karl was. "A year ago she had a stroke of pa ralysis, and thinking she was going to die, confessed the wrong she had done to the unhappy wife, who believed her husband had deserted her. What to do site did not know. In that great America where was site to find Karl, whore to write to him? "At last site determined to come I* and so over, bringing her mother with her. She was the only child, and she could not desert the helpless creature who find wrought her so much woe. She came first to New Orleans, as Karl had sailed for that port, but we can hear nothing of him." "Mamma! mamma!" cried tho little boy joyously, rushing to the door. "All, hut you have stayed so long, so long!" She bent and took him in her arms, and ns she smiled lovingly at hint, I thought I had never seen a more beau tiful creature. It was a grand, calm beauty, which inudc her look older Ilian site really was. "We are here before you, Rose Ma rie," said Mrs. Iloss. "We canto to see you on business." "Alt, pardon, mndnme, but f did not sec you!" site said, advancing slowly toward us. "I do not know tvhat has come to my eyes," pressing Iter hand on the lids. "A mist is before them, and I sec not clearly. " Her mother gazed at Iter as site spoke, with a startled look. "Aro they worse, then, Rost; Marie? Alt, my poor child, did you go to a doctor?" "You should do so without delay," Mrs. Ross added. "Your eyesight is loo precious to you to be neglected." "Alt, yes, yes, ntadainc, they are my bread-winners; but I will lively, to-morrow. Have you seen Mndnme Duoros' robe? Do you like it?" posi "It is exquisite. Site ought to pay you a good round sunt for such work as that." Rose Mane smiled sadly. "She offered me fifteen dollars, and I accented if." "Fifteen dollars!" Mrs. Ross threw up Iter hands in surprise. "I)o you mean to tell me a rich woman like her, who knows the full value of such work, and can well afford to pay it. lias of fered yon the pitiful sum of fifteen dol lars for what is worth fifty? Don't take it "I have promised," Rose Marie said, in her quiet voice. "Besides, we are strangers here, and our work must be known before we can command prices. Fifteen dollars will keep us a long time, wc cat so little." "Mrs. L-bad conic here to give you some work, but, of course, nuder the circumstances you can not take it "No, madainc, not now"—a dis tressed look came to Iter face—"but 1 may get better soon. I may hear of Karl. If ho knew, alt, mon Dku, if he only knew ! But lie thinks of me as so wicked, never having written to him." "And here 1 am, a poor, worthless log, weighing thee down !" cried the poor old woman passionately. "All, gooit ladies, ]>orsuade her to let me go to some charitable asylum ! There arc so many of them in this city. It is too much on her, and she owes ntc no duty, none. I was bad to her anil Iter hus band when 1 was strong and well, and I separated them, sinner that I am !" beating her In-cast violently. "She will not desert me, and site is breaking her heart. Alt, yes, day by day she is paler and thinner, and 1 say to tnyself, •You wicked woman who have done this, why do yon not die ?' and I not die!" soils. less is will aid into sive The in for on lie are lie at m said cun NIkj burst into a storm of Rose Marie moved swiftly to her mother's side, and laid a hand on her shoulder. "Don't, tnnntma," she said, tremu lously. "You shall not go to any hos pital while I can work. I love Karl and he loves me, and if he is alive he will find me. Alt, mamma, do you want to make me a bad daughter tiiat would desert a helpless mother ? Then indeed, the good Lord would not listen to my prayers. Wc must do our duty, and trust God for the rest. Is it not so. muilainc P" to Mrs. Ross. It whs a simple faith, hut it sustained Rose Marie during the weeks that fol lowed—weary weeks when slowly, hut surely, the blurred vision grew more and more indistinct. There was an eminent oculist in the city, a good, hu mane man and nil old friend of mine. I interested him in the case, and lie examined her eyes, but refused to give a final verdict until his return from Shreveport, whore lie was going the next day. "Bring her back in throe weeks, when I return," said Dr. It will do all I can, ami 1 hardly think it is a hopeless ease. Meantime, she must lie built up. Exercise, fresh air. good food and a quiet mind, if possi ble, will be treitment." f think Mrs. Ross and I both fell In . "I excellent preliminary v '.r%'*W• r»witha«rbei ' bad protean, patient, and even cheerful her minfortune. An for tbe in nplte of mother, I feared nometimen in her out* burntn of daahout ' "Ah, tnon Dieu!" nhe would cry. "if Karl would only come, I would fall !*>• fore him and kiss the ground under Ida feet. 1 bate the Germane, I could kill them, but she love* him and her heart in breaking. One line morning I had taken Rose Mario and her child to one of the city squares where a fine baud was playing. She loved music passionately, and in her darkened life it seemed to speak to her as no human voice could do. They were playing the "Boldaten Lieder," and us 1 looked at her 1 saw that her hands were clasped together, and the tears were rolling down her white cheeks. "He used to play it," she murmured, "my Karl—ah, he played so beauti fully!" I did 'not notice that little Honri, in playing about, hod slipped through the gate of tlie square into the streot. Suddenly I heard confused cries "Ah, the little boy! he will Ire killed!" and, looking up, my heart stood still as I saw the little fellow al most under the wheels of a press wagons going and coming. But at that moment I saw one of the cornet-players dasli down his instru ment, leap over the barrier and snatch Henri from his perilous situation and bear him aloft in his arms. I had been too much terrified to utter a sound dur ing this little drama, and Rose Marie, silting by my side, was utterly uncon scious of her child's danger. "What is tlie noise about P Why Ims the music stopped suddenly P" she asked, but I did not answer, for I saw' Henri's rescuer, with the child in his arms, looking around the square, the little boy pointing to us and talking. As he approached, I saw a tall, hand some, soldierly young fellow with yel low hair and smiling blue eyes. I rose from my seat as he camo up. "I bring your little boy safe, mad ante," he said to me with a bow. There was a loud cry. At the sound of his voice Rose Marie had sprung to her feet, and, with outstretched arms, blindly staggered forward. I heard an answering cry. "My Rose Marie ! my wife ! my lie loved !" ami then I understood that Karl was before me. 1 will pass over that meeting, and the one at the house with the repentant old mother. Karl had made a home at tiie West, and frightened at his wife's silence, was then on his way to France for her. Noac of his letters of inquiry to his old neighbors had been answered, and he began to fear her death. He said to me: "1 knew she was true to me, but 1 did not think she lived. Ah, it was with a heavy heart when my old com rade, Franz Myers, persuaded me to, join his band for to-day, that I played. Ach Gott, and it was my own boy tiiat I saved I Strange I strange!" All this liap|>cned more than ten years ago, but the rest of the story is short. Rose Mario recovered her sight, ami I spent a week last summer with her and her husband at their pleasant Western home. The old niothurdied a year ago, tenderly cared for by her good, dutiful daughter. Henri is a line, tail boy who bid-; fair to be a comfort to his good penults.— M. II. Williams, in Youth's Von .union. war a so de said and no She she old she her it she nor pa to to passionate remorse she would her brsins against the wall. a v •it Mt fur, set the fur the tiy and soft Hal and of ens of o of SOME LEGAL DONT'S. Information for Kv«r.v-l)»y line for All Clump* of Don't acknowledge a man us an agent unless lie can show that lie stands in his principal's shoes as to tlie business in liaml. Don't transcend your authority as an agent or you will become personally responsible. Don't accept a chattel mortgage tin less tho schedule annexed contains every article to bn covered by the lien. Don't forget that a chattel morl; is in fact a conditional hill of sale. Don't think that compound interest will render a contract usurious. Don't forget that there is an implied guaranty in selling goods by sample. Don't sue for one-half of a demand unless you want to lose the other. Don't refuse the call of a sheriff to aid him in making an arrest. Don't roly on a witness who can't into detail. Don't testify to your own conclusions unless yon are an export Don't hold a paper or an account an unreasonable time or you will be pre sumed to admit its correctness. Don't erect a building upon founda tions sunken into the ground or it will become part of the realty. Don't take a title where there is a judgment against a man ol the same name as yoltr grantor without conclu sive proof that lie is not the judgment debtor. Don't think that a promise to marry will be void because no time, is fixed. The law will allow a reasonable time. Don't forget that a promissory note in the hands of innocent third parties for value shuts all defense usually made on contractu.— Yhilndd/ihia .Kcws. ■ — ■ • »* i ■ . . —Gray—"Black Is ono of the molt miserly men I ever know." Green— "Regular skinflint." Gray—"Ami yet lie is intensely religious." Green— "That's because Hie streets of Heaven are paved tvilh gold. Ho wants to go there."— Boston » 'onrier. —Ltttle Nephew—"Uncle, yen must lie a sort of cannibal. 1—" Uncle (ou at visit)—"A what, sirP Wlia'd' ycr m ,l ai», sir?' N •nltew—"'t.'nise tta said you was b.vtys livin' m soa.e body. " age go the of •f* FftlNCESSE DRESS E*. tbe out* "if !*>• her in in dresses and polonaises are the plain petticoats gowns, clothing tli open! ing the wparer to foot with continuotn breadths fitted without a wrinkle, and absolutely without drapery, all tlifU Knlnn mnfanil thfi buck Os from fulness being massed id the back of tlie stilt at tlie end of tbe middle forms of the waist They are male of ladies' cloth, trimmed with braid or cord passemeniorie, and some short fur that can bo set oil as a vest or rovers, or inlaid in panels, or applied* in long, slender medallions alternat ing with brnided medallions, or else used as a bonier, or perhaps a mere edging, for various parts of the gar ment The absenco of drapery does away with the groat weight that makes many cloth dresses a burden; and os thoy aro not buttoned down the front, thoso princosse dresses have not de chambre appear a ton air® for "vislthqj*and"for ehurchfD of dark greon cloth, with a short coat front outlined by rovers of black Per sinn lamb's-skin opening over a pointed plastron of white plaited silk, with p high collar and broad cuffs of tho fur. The back is out plain quite low on the tonniure, anil the middle forms are pointed there and trimmed with passementerie of drops (lint fall on the full breadth of cloth, which Is set in thick plaits on the edge of tbe point, giving the skirt ample fulness over its slight pad of hair and tho slender graduated steels that are in the silk skirl beneath. Large square pockets of the black fur are on the sides of the skirt, and j :st, in front of these are revers of fur sit tho whole length of the skirt. Willi this dress is a small bonnet of cloth, fur and black watered ribbon ami a large cloak will bo added in tlie carriage, to bo left there or lit the hall when the wearer Is paying visits. The polonaise and petticoat is a less radical change than tlie princosse dress all in one picco, and is made in most varied designs. A sovoro style without drapery is considore t most distinctively elegant, two straight breadths of cloth forming the fronts, sides, and side forms of the hack, be ing shaped by darts and nnder-ann scams, requiring to complete the gar ment only tlie middle forms of tho back, and a full breadth of cloth at tached to them for tho fulness of the skirt. Tlie cloth fronts do not meet, hut aro open from the collar down, disoloslng a plaited vest and slightly athered skirt of cashmere des In lei, v of plain plush, velvet or fur, which Iso sliows a few inches all around be in' the polonaise. Such a costume is ory-linmlsomc, with a polonaiso ol L'd cloth brnided with black leavci II over tho front of tlie corsage, also •it a V in the back, and in a deep point Mt the top of the sleeves; its front edges aro bound with black Russian lamb-skin (the wide-wave I Astrakhan fur, also called caracal), anc broad panels of this fur time* eighths of a yard wide are set down each side of the front of the skirt; (Im hack has braiding and fur in the point on the tourniirc, and the collar and culls are fur. The Mack India cashmere vest is la*d in four or live tucks, each edged with cord, and held at tho waist Him by a very wide belt of black moire ribbon. Tho skirt front of the cashmere is slightly full, ami is embroidered all over with black chenille and silk in leaf pattern, with a border of Greek squares at the foot and all around the petticoat, or else simulating a flounce tiy being gathered on the foundation skirt. A blue cloth polonaise opens over a black cashmere vest and front Unit is wrought with and black chenille stars, and is scnllopod at the foot Tito waist has soft revers of Mack moire with outside Hal revers of tlie cloth. Three diagonal hands of Mack plaited gimp star, under tlie arms pointing to tlie fronts, and n black moire sas't falls amid tlie fulness of the back. Other cloth polonaises have Greek drnperv begin ning oa the li ft shoulder and carried tcross to tho right hip. Embroidery of gold and steel threads covers the right side of the corsage, which is not draped, and a belt of gold braid fast ens the drapery at the waist line; r. band of embroidery 1) nlcrs tho front of tho sk'rt, and llm back lias full long breadths gathered to llm middle back forms. This Is very handsome, matin of reseda greon cloth, or of the palest chamois, or of tho light blue llmt shades Into gray. S tell over dros-es are by no menus confined to cloth, lmt nro seen in soft reppid silks and velvet with skirts of figured plush, or else of silk nearly covered with passementerie and fur.— liar tier's Bnenr. tho robe anee gilt —The E'.islis (F.il) llcffion say: "Jack (Smith's old roan lien Inis recently developed io isiderablo mor* cautilo nbitiiy, Thu other day Jack heard some noise'In the chicken yard, and went down to investigate. In onu corner of the yard the ro ia hen Billie was standing by a nia'clt-hox lull ol bugs. TIichc situ wns peddling out to the ot •' fowls, a bog for four grn n> of ci.r .. '1 he big Dorking rooster, Jint, was standing by to see fair play. Tho way the count wn* n ado wns laughable. Tho pureliusing fowl would place a grain of corn by oaelt of Bet* tin's loos, lfaltio would examine it critically, lake ll to on» r d t. anil then pass out tho hug. Whim Jack got then she only bad two bug* Inf . 'ilia uorn ree-ived would havo GU- *1 u pop eup. *. ■ I ; w yf|i4*V S. ■ Cotton*"*Sugar Factor AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS 193 Oxaviex street, ' New Orleans, L NOTICE TO THE PUBLIcT" - " On the southwest corner of the aquare, we are now prepares u SHE m id IM 1WS d mi fc tueh a manner that wlU fire satisfaction to oil. Our charges will very moderate, and we respeotfully aollolt your patronage. _ A. t JcnnlllES . L . [SI* WVliillliftli W||g Grenada, Miss., Septembers, 188T. MANAGERS Opp — lf Cotton Exchange, -HAVING LEASED THE WELL-KNOWN* COTTON WfiOOHT New Firm! New Goods! Have just received, and are still receiving, one of the largest and most complete stocks of Dry Goods, Groceries General Merchandise! Ever brought to Grenada. Everybody it invited to call and exam our mammoth ttook, and the FARMERS'ALLIANCE Are especially invited to mako our place headquarters far their trade. "sroTJR Dwellings, Moses, Cotton, Stores and Merchandise! WITH Lake ec McLeod (SUCCESSORS TO B. F. LAKE) Qeneral Fin Insuanos M MISS. We make a Specialty of Qin-Houtct, Cotton and other Country Property. Lowest Bates Guaranteed. Prompt Attention given FOR SALE 1 IN CARLOAD LOTS CoaL -:0R BY THE TON: Wilder Cotton Co.Agii. University -O F Mississippi. The 36th Annual Session of this I Institution will open on TBIESSAT, 29 th D 4 T SEPTEKBEE, IfiXf. The faculty consists of eleven Pro* feasora, and one instructor, Is full. The bnildlnga are in perfect order; the situation Is elevated and perfectly healthy. Necessary expenses need not exceed $150 or $200 for entire course of nine months. Law students $200 and $215. The law school Is in operation,and its curriculum Is equal to any in the United States. Nor full particulars, and for HUtorl* sal and Current Catalogue, address Howard Mayes, Chairman of Fac ulty, University, M!ss» or Seoretary Board o? Trustees, Oxford, Miss. 51 KOR RENT. *. dyrillng-house, (now oeoupled by Dr. 8. B. Smith) situated on Main Street, la for rent for the year 1888. Poaseaalon given Oot. 1st. For terma Apply to J. Lane Leigh. Mibb Bobir Buffington. Grenada, Sept. 27th , 1887. A much better feed for eowe than I**!*! ur ?, cot A? n ,eed hulls. For sale *• the oj] mill at 20 cte per 100 lbs TRASKS SELECTED SHORB lE Ka it! Msitumw 99 WILDER'S WESTERN GHILLTOlIt PURELY VIClTABLls r n*Nly EemHfToIitirevW t toOURB OHILLB* PIVIN •» f nWHOBUM VOIPXTAEIIT gemmm t toUskyAIXBUUBA.IlNMrMUe FfiMrad by J * Br WILDKR A GO«f rro|W EouWviLiE mntuoky. The Grenade Oil MlH will pjr f«* the highest cash pride for atlgoJK Bound cotton eeed delivered at then mill.