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THE GRENADA GAZETTE.
LADD a F1TNK, Bditoreaad Mauger* GREMADA, iixsa THE CHILD OF THE MINE. ••Oh, >tber, dost thou hear the voice of sing tug Float upon tho world above? Through the dim arches gentle echoes ringing Do speak to me of loro." ••Peace- O my child!: I hear uo tender hy ake from thy slumbers: She kne not that with sweet seraphic nura bers The angels sang to him. Yea, as he listened through the pathways dim The angels sang to hiui. "Oh. mother, I do know the earth's sweet story Of bird and blossoming spray. When shall I see the sunset In Its glory, The purple hills of day?" ••Peace, O my child—hearke duty. Although the world Is fair." 8be know not that tho angels In their beauty Wore bending o'er him there. Yea, as he listened through the pathways dim The angels sang to him. to tho voios of •'Mother, I do behold the sunset luster, The blossoms red and white; The sunny grape, with its rich purple duster, The waters crowned with light." ••Peace, 0 my child; it is thy slumber's vision, no sunset flumo." She knew not that from out the land Klysiaa The angel for him came. Yea, as ho listened through the pathways dim, The angel sang to him. i — TKt Qiriotr. MAX'S SACRIFICE. His Reward for Duty Faithfully Performed. Max Dwight was ready for his early tramp to the upland lake, whore, as he knew, there was a certain out-crop ping of roots suitable to the manu facture of some rustic benches he had been promising to make for Ids wife. Mi stress Janet accompanied him to j the porch of their cottage, carrying Tottio, who in her pink and white prettinoss of babyhood, was as like the young mother as tho wild rose's bud is liko the wild rose. "The rain must have been heavy above here," remarked Mistress Dwight, noting the aspect of tlie creek in the Divide. The stream, ordinarily tangled like a silvor wire, among the bowlders and bosky hollows at the base of the ridge, was chafing in its lied, llie accelera tion of iteourrent betrayed by a muffled roar. to at K "Yes, when the Otter's boosting along like that, the pity is that tlie mill stands still, and the hands arc idle," comntaine 1 Dwight. "Don't fret. Max. I'd not gel my benches but for the mill machinery being out of gear." He laughed, kissed her ami Trot tie, and a moment later was striding down tho path to the bridge, whose arches connecting the jutting ridge on which he lived witli tho further side of the Otter. This stream, lower down, did the work of ail army of giant*, turning the w heels of the mills and factories, in which hundreds of bread winners daily toiled. Alluvial bot toms, cultivated farms, village homes of peace and plenty, and countless other evidences of prosperity lay bo , hind Dwight when ho had crossed the bridge and turned into the path leading upward to the lake plateau. Always observant, ho noticed that tho crcok was steadily rising. , "The rain must have Unshod the lake considerably," he thought, slop ping ouoe to inspect a tangled mat of drift whirling past. "Bless ine! if that isn't a lily-pad from the lake's bod. However any thing but a hurri cane—" He stoppod short. A horrifying fear had throttled him in the Lugged path. Tho morning was instinct, with joyouauess. To the ear came the matin symphonies of nature; to the eye her harmonies of light, color, niovomont. Ovcrhoad were flocking* of swelling cumuli white as fresh washed slierp browsing in n spacious pasturage of the myosotis bloom. Whence was the menace of evil? Wresiling with Ihc Shape in the way, as Christian wrestled with Apollyon, Dwight saw, drifting hy Another clump of lily-pads, tangled with a vino full of foliage and bud ding fruit. "It's a branch of the wild-grape that climbs the sycamore next tlie lakfs rim," came to him r ilh the force of a-surancc, and casting aside ilis axe, lie apod up the ascent lie had been leisurely climbing. Reaching the plateau, in the in hint of whose pieturesqucnoM wa» em bowered the lake, overhanging Ihc defile like a Babylonish garden, ho saw, almost, to his chagrin, il.s hun dreds of millions of cubic feet of water placidly smiling and dimpling in Ihc atiiiahiue. The rain hail not flushed it —flushed? The lake was lower than Its lowest water-mark! The fear ho hail shaken off leujiod upon him ami tore at his vitals again. As his gaze dueled along the embank ment to the cleft through which the creek flowed, ho saw that the stream was not only momently eating its way deeper into tho rim. Iiut that, hero and there, the embankment showed fissures, Indicating an extended dis lodgmonl of the natural supports of the lake bn is in. A practical engineer himself, Dwight lout always enter tained a doubt of the stability of Ihn: freak of nature—the disproportionate fountain of Otter creek, fioiiic day, lie had thought, the oray-fish, the niter, the thawing and the freezing would dn tlieii work, and then would cmie the drainage of tho great basin. Hit not in his day! Oil, no! No! wlo'ii he l a-1 just build 'll a homo f ir Ju iet and llie black-ycil Tottie rigid in tlie shadow of the stip.rluctmibout to 'd by in ruin; not while the valley below was j «tii-with the whirr of mills, the itop- ; ping of busy feet nlmtg its wav* of j pleasantness ami peace. But it hail come in his day! As lie stood staring, a lissuro widened und a betd stream sliot forth. At the sigh 1 , he turned and fled back down the path. Naturally, his first impulse was to flv with the warning to his wife and child; surely no man could hold him blamable if ho should bear these iirsl to a place of safotrl Yet the pat It by tho ridge was not the one direct to the factory settle ment. Should ho turn aside, thorn were hundreds of lives furthordown to be put in peril. When Jonah svasseut to Nineveh what had boon counted for him in the sealo against the salvation of a city of people? What if the lives of Janet and tho child were more to him than the lives of the scores of neighbors and friends for whom God had commissioned him to make this sacrifice? "Is the servant hotter than his Lord that he should refuse to pay the price demadod for the ransom of the many?'' The words were thought rather than spoken, as he dashed past Ms home. Every muscle lie was straining Io the utmost, but there were those abeat the mills who, marking his frantic gest ures. came running to learn of hi.u what they portonded. "Thelake, the lake! Fly. fly!" was the half-articulate cry they caught from his lips A w avo of his hand toward the creek filling tlie mill wheels interpreted the direful cry. From mouth to mouth it flow. There was a hurrying to and fro, and a gathering of treasures in hot haste. Messengers of warning gal loped along tlie doomed valley. The weak, the old, were seen climbing the heights. Dwight's sacrifice had not been in vain, Imt, his duty done, ho had turned hack to sec it haply, he might yet save his own treasures. Tho tor rent was leaping against, find tearing at the abutments of the bridge as he reeled across it, and with spout strength climbed the path to the cot tage. Through the door he had a glimpse of Janet with the child cradled in her arms, and above the roar of the torrent he could hear the sing dim dim of as to j mother crooning her lullaby. "Max, Max! Oh, my dear, what is ii?" H - lay acres- the threshold exhusted. She stepped past him to the porch. Below tho cliff the Otter was pounding ilie bridge's supports. She had seen the stream as high once before, though. W I at was it Max feared? A sound reached her as she waited. The do tonation, sharply distinct, came from a distance, hut was immediately fol lowed by a horrible crunching and grinding, producing a quivering in the a-ther about her. In the same instant, almost, she beheld, far up the Divide, a white wall rise up from earth to hcaveu; it was ns a cliff's escarp incut. scooped aud bowed over, and. ponderous as it appeared, it was bearing down tho gap at ter rific speed. Janet's faco blanched, hut: it was a brave smile she gave her husband as she lifted him into the room and dosed tlie door. "I know what it is. Max," she whis pered as she sat down by him, with the child in her arms, and tenderly raised his hood to her lap. "It will not be hard for us to brave death to gether." The roar stupefied their senses; tlie ridge shook to its foundations; the house quivered like an aspen, as a tor rent descended upon it, and a pool ol water, churned to a froth, gathered about the group. They sat still, un heeding. What timo the work of de struction was wrought tncy know not. Max crept to tho door presently, but as lie looked out lie littered a cry, and tinned back to Janet. She hurried to him, aud this was what they saw: ii sheer precipice dropping from their door into the turbulent waste of waters boiling along the length and breadth of ihc lately smiling landsc:i|ie of the Divide, "The bridge is gone, and with It the ridge lias liecn clean shaven away up to our very threshold, Janet," said Max, awe-stricken. "Yes. the waves and the billows of destruction liavo gone over us," the cried, with thanksgiving of heart. "But oh, Max, what of tlie poor peo ple at the mills and in tho villages?" He told her, shivering, how lie had gone to them leaving iior and the lit tle one Io perish. She stood for a moment silent. "You would have perished with iis at the last, though, my Max." she said, her hand in Ids, "only God in His goodness has left us to enoh other. Lei us accept His loving kindness us the rowanl of your duty faithfully done."—Mrs. M. Hlicffey-Peten, in N. K Obierver. All W W All Money No Object. Dullard—My friend Jiggers is about to Iw married; what would you sug gest for a present? Brightly—How high do you want to Dullard—Money U no object, provid 'd 1 eMi give bim something useful and valuable. Illly—Well, if you feel a* reck less as that, 1 *1 n mil I send him a tnnul coal.— l.ouicll Citizen. go? Bf —As n result of the investigation* by agc.it* "f Oregon awamp-laml lilies, 1AO.U0O neri,•*. nt a rough call in nle, will lie Instill the S il e, hut till' 'illes in tlie liiml uill l,e established end tit" disputes wh.Vh liavo erisen over nr am -land mull' rs since 180 t iy sullied. O.er half the and examined wna Ruud to bo not nil! lie lai ' 'iv.iaip. j ; of j a , E. If. HIGBT, Dental Surgeon, Grenada, Mlaa. laving located permanently In Of* la da and Sited up a first-class office,. ra apeotfully solicits a share of the pat range of the people of Granada and adjacent country. g^Offioa over Geo. Lake's Banking Bouse. ▲. B. WHITFIELD W. V. SULLIVAN. Surviving member ) of Sullivan A Bull)4 Grounds, Mian, van, Oxford, Mias. ) SULLIVAN A WHITFIELD, Attorneys-at-Law, Will practice in Federal! and State Courts. Granada Office: Up-staire in the Dan kin Building, S-E. cor. Square. B. J. WALLACE, Fashionable Tailor, Oranuda, Mlaa. A tew Patterns of Firat-Claas Gooffs kapt on band, and a full lino of ram e ra from the beat Importing Houra Now York, wblob will bo ordorod [junel lyj Dp-ataln in Wright A Duncan'* now building. ' prompUy. ».'f. SLACK. J. 0. LONOSTRMT. SLACK * LONGSTBEET, Attorneys-at-Law, Grenada, Miaa. Will practice in adjoining counties. Special attention given to business la th# Federal and Supreme Court*. 8. D. SCRUGGS, Physician & Surgeon, > Grenada, Miss. Offers his professional services to the people of Grenada and vicinity. Dffioe over A. W. Whitaker A Go's. J. B. GAGE, Physician & Surgeon, Grenada, M1 h. Office over Hughes A Nanoe'a store. W. C. McLEAN, Attorney-at-Law, Grenada, Mlaa. Office over Branum A Goodwin's, W. L. HENTZ, General Contractor > Grenada, Mira. All kinds of building and earpenter work done in first-class style and workmanlike manner. B. C. ADAMS, Jn., Attorney-at-Law, Grenada, Miss. OAlee over Leigh A Jones'. W. II. FITZ-GERALD, A-ttorney-at-Law, Grenada, Miaa. Office over Lamkln A Duncan's. J. M. BISHOP, W atchmaker! Jeweler Grenada, Miss. All. Wile A Co's. AU work guar* aoteed. Of A JNO. B. LONG, Plasterer]Ralsominer Granada, Mine. Work done on abort notice and satis faction guaranteed in all respects. W. K. SMITH, W atchmakerf Jeweler SOUTH BIDE PUBLIC SQUABS. Granada, Mis*. All work warranted and don* with dispatch. CHAS. E. LONG, Practical Painter, Grenada, Mies. Contracts for any and all kinds «f Paintingtollclbvl, and Arst-claa* work guaranteed._ AU $25,000.00 IN GOLD! will as pub fan miPCZLB 1 COFFEE TRAPPERS. 1 Premium, « - 01,000.00 I Premium!, • 0900.00 seek • Premiums, • Of9000 " *0 Premhimr, • tlOO.OO " IO# Premium!, • a90.00 100 Premiums, • u It • 20.00 0M.00 " IfiSO Premium!, ' atwM; — M il ! we rir n U mj wt oaten 'SeeaS ef Aeanaua'Owera f, JOHN REID, h , .-_ *"•" vuallty *** w Prloaa. wareessateeet, and FLOUR t t i KffiapkU, T Choice Rough LUMBER! Oak or Pine, -FOB SALE BY J. T. MOORE, -AT Si. 25 per Hundred ft. Delivered at Grenada. Yard nauf John Moore'a residence. Monuments —AN] Tombstones Cleaned and made to look AS BEAUTIFUL AS WHEN NEW Those wishing Monuments or Tomb* atones elsaned and polished so as to look as nice and bright aa when new, will find it their Interest to call on -W. F. HALL. Orders left with J. E. Greenhaw, Granada, will receive prompt atten tion. Satisfaction guaranteed. Cor respondence solicited. to > I. O. LONOSTREET. U. I. FAYMB. H. B. CAHN. MIT, PM M, Real Estate Brokers! Grenada, Mien. Speolal Attention given to Buying, Belling and Renting Real Estate u Grenada aud adjoining Counties. Abstracts of Titles Promptly Fur nished. All parties havings Lands for Sale are requested to furnish us descrip tion of same, and price. J. LANE LEIGH, Justice of the Peace, Grenada, Mlaa. Hold* Court on the 1st and 3rd Mon day in each month. Solicits all kinds of business whioh requires the attention of a J. P. 'Office at Bell A Hardy's atora. f. r. mckinley, HOUSE, SION anti Ornamental Decorat'r AND Paper Hanger. Grenada, - - MUe. All orders receive prompt attention, and nil work guaranteed. Terms very reasonable. W. E. LONG, Watchmaker, Jeweler AND ENGRAVER, PestofTIc* Building, Granada, Miss, All work guaranteed and done on abort notice. JNO. S. LADD, Brickmason,Plasterer Grenada, Mien. All kinds of Cistern Work and Re pairing given special attention. B. P. FITZ GERALD, Grenada, Miss. Wood and Iron Work Of all kind* done on shortest notlo*. BLACK* MITHINO A specialty. Shop northeast corner public square. J. Yon can always find Firat-Claas Artiste at HENRY JOHNSON'S Barber Shop, NORTH BIDE DEPOT BTTBET, Grenada, - - - Mias., Who are ready at all time* to aerra you in the best of style. RENTY FITZ GERALD, W ell Digge r] Repairer Granada, Mlaa. AU ardere left at Gus. Wolfe'e will receive prompt attention. H. F. MOORE, (moore's mii.l.) —AGENT FOR ALL KIND* QF— Machinery! Engines, Boilers. Grist and Saw Mills, jj| M lfl lBHil. fVrtont needing anything In thU Une will mm money ly ordering Gw lame through me. f, •, A44TCWI Orei a. . Mix. A. T. INMAN (Successor to B. H. Gordon A Go.) -DEALER IN D17 Bnds, QoUtin^ Eat^ Cap^ STAPLE and FANCY Groceries Cigars, Tobacco, Cigarettes, Etc. I respectfully solicit a there of the public patronage, andguaratu tt» all goods at strictly flrst olass. Highest cash prices paid for all kinds of country delivered to any part of tho city free oft produce. P ood s charge. Tho Sknolest Cheapest WATER WHEEL IN ◄ P And Moot _ •Powerful sets inside or outside of water house. Price below all oompsUtion—in roast of every small mill and gin in the country. Write for largo catalogue an! atata all the particulars about your power. Iron cases for wheels to set US side or outside.—P bich Low. Beet Portable Com Hill In the Market.—Took first premium at tho Georglfo Alabama and South Carolina State fain over thirteen competitors. Ground the best meal and more of It. The Beet Saw Mill .—Pony Mill with tho latest and best improvements, - riable friction feed that beats them all and no mistake. Ratchet set wori etc., complete except saw to out 5000 foot per day only $200. It io warrant to out 2000 feet per day with 8 Horbk rownn Enoini, Just Think This ! Larger mills made to order. Millstone* for all purposes. The largest stock in the South. Send for priest Mill Gearing of all kinds, shafting, pulleys, ete. Don't buy any kind of i— chins without first getting our prloeo. A. A. DbLoaoh A Bno., Founders and Machinists, Atlanta, On. AMERICA! A ■SP ERB & CO. TBNIT. W. P. TOWLER, WITH SCHMIDT&ZIEGLER. ■STABUBHBD 1*4*. WHOLE8ALE GROCERS, Imaertaraaf Wines, Liquors, Rio, Java, Mocha and Cordova Coffees, ——AND RECEIVERS OF_ Sugar, Molasses & Rice New Orleans, Louisiana. J. W. ScnoRB, President. P. Sauwcnthaxbb, C. XonUL Vice-President Bec'y. ATmeSSm. Tennessee BrewingCo. Manufaeturareef the Celebrated Piker Beer in Km ml Buie! Only Put* Cbrystal Well Water Uasd for Brawing Purpose*. •OUTH-WEST CORNER BUTLER AND TENNESt.EE STREETS. Memphis, Tenn. Call for Memphis Beer •w. Boot and Shoe Maker! -KORTHBA8T OOBNKB PUBLIC SQUAB!,—— N GhOUOEST. Grenada, MUe. Patronage solicited sad satisfaction gaaraatood In all Inetaueea. Oha*. Ohaffie, New OrltRM. La. dmeOe. Bln. CHAFFE & POWELL Cotton Factors and COMMISSION MERCHANTS, No. 32'Perdido 8te V New Orleans, La*