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THE GRENADA GAZETTE
R. T. PAYNE, Editor and Managtr. GRKNADA, - - MISRISSIPt'I A BACHELOR'S SEORET. 2 keep precious bit of fold, Safe hidtlen ltkea miser; And yet 11 found by robber bold. He u never steal my wealth untold, And none would be the wiser. Why do I hoard this hit of nold. Ne'er giving it or lending? My friend, the Btory's trite and old? I loved— but words are weak and cold; Let's hasten to the ending. The bit I keep no one could miss all her wealth, her glory. Of golden hair—gold, ah! like this, Thu ourl I took, and left a kiss— And now you know the story. '•Why prize it so?" I think may be Half-way in scorn you've queried. Ah : friend, a raiser lovingly Saves out When—all tho re F bit of gold—ah. me! buried. One bit he saves, to touch and see. As I this little token: Sweetheart! 'tis all I hare of thee— This, and a life-long Of love that ne'er memory, was spoken. Through weary years my bit of gold I've hoarded like a miser; y heart grows tired and oold. Friend, whe This eurl lay in my dying hold. And n< will be the wiser. —Mrs. B. IK Hunt, in Harper's Weekly. HOW IT WAS DONE. A Lady Passenger's Adventure with Stage Robbers. It is a debatable question whether a woman lias more curiosity than a man, or vice versa. However that may be, tho writer of this has always felt a great curiosity as to just how it would seem to be "stood up" by highwaymen in tlie course of her travels. Duty and inclination calling iter many times over the stage linos running into Lake County from Calistoga and Clover dale, she lias heretofore felt somowhat injure ! and slighted that certain gen tlemen of the road have always man aged to arrange their little interviews ■with the stages either just before or just after she has passed along. Every other courtesy had been tendered most generously by the hospitable people within tlie borders of this romantic and ion. Now, why did the charming l road agents use her so slightingly? This quesiion lias troubled her very much. It doesn't bother her any more. Her curiosity is satisfied to her heart's content. Why? Because sho lias been there, knows just how it is done aud can now die happy. The stage from Cl overdale to Lake port swung around the corners of the former village aud took the road over ♦he mountains the other day, hc*:in£ three passengers besides the driver. The scat behind the driver was occu pied by a lady with a hand-bag—in fact, between you and me—your mod est correspondent. The other seat on the upper deck was kept in place by a Sauta R »sa gentleman, and one pas senger was inside the coach. The air was neetor to our souls as it came laden with all tho odors of the mount ain woods and blossoms. Tho sun and ardent as one of Joaquin Miller's heroines, and, in fact, every tiling was bowling along after the most approved fashion. The "only lady passenger" was reeling off mentally a lot of verses suitable to the occasion and half listening to the driver and tho other outside passonger, who were swapping lizard stories. The driver was in the midst of a graphic account of a section of Arizona, wlier^ the heat was so in tense that the lizards were compeled to shed their caudal appendages to k'*ep cook Trw poem protoplasm had reached I he form Alton stage as far as the line: "The glory of an emerald earth, o'erhung oy sapphire skies." Tho driver's lizards mother's son of them, dropped his tail, tho outside passenger was getting green with envy that the lizard story discounted his, when the around a little turn, about three miles from Cloverdale, and passed bet called, from their position, the "Dev il's Gateway." The name seemed to us very appropriate on this occasion, for just in the gateway we encount ered, on either side of our wheelers, two gentlemen in black masks bear ing a whole arsenal in their hands and about their persons. "Halt!" commanded the leader. •AVe're in for it," remarked our driver. However, we halted. It seemed a good place to do so. Tho horses were, ptrhaps, tired, and would be bolter for a little rest. At any rate W'e halted. It would, perhaps, make one feel like doing so to suddenly Und his gaze turned down the barrels of three loaded and cocked guns, one of them being a rill •, said barrels held in range of his head. It gives you a queer little fooling, to be sure, and, although it was my first appearance on any stage in that role, I tried not to he awkward. ha I, every corn'll swung great rocks eon two "Dump out tho box," commanded tlie loader. "All right," replied the driver, who realized that tlie horses might get over the road better if they did not have tho express box to carry. In getting out the box he threw a heavy mail-hag on an upper-deck seat occupied hy a carefully-tended pack age containing an extra hat, freshly trimmed with a bunch of buttercups, belonging, of courso, to tho lady passenger. "Oh," cried tho owner, utterly ob llvmis of circumstances, "whatever you do, don't mash my flower." You may threaten a woman's life with guns and pistols, you mny bring bar faoe to lace with all sorts cl trials and suffering and danger, and she will meet them with heroism aud courage, but just interfere with hei millinery if you wish to upset her self control and wring her soul with an guish. "Now. hold upyourhands!" shouted the captain. All hands wont up, and we assumed the attitudo of the min ister at the closing of his sermon when he says: "Now let us pray." •<Tom. come around on this side,' commanded the leader to his com raile. Tom, In endeavoring to obey nrdora and at tho aame time keep his cocked revolver.aimed at us, stumbled badly, waving his firearms around with a looseness that caused little drops of cold perspiratiou to trickle down our spinal columns. "Get down aud unhltchyour team," was the next order to the driver, who obeyed with a promptness that was admirable. "Tom, attend to the passengers; gc through that man," indicating the inside passenger. Now, this was passing the bounda ries of tho romantic and getting serious. Your correspondent was not at all frightened, but she suddenly remembered she had important busi ness in Lakeport and really could not afford to bo fooling away time ib this way. She wanted to go homo. She reached for hhr watch to see what lime it was when a sudden sense of the position of things caused little chills to wander around in various places over her, and instead of taking out her watch, she let go its moorings from the second buttonhole from tho collar of .her dress, and allowed it to slide down into the mysterious depths u mnolested. Sho thought of her mother, and of childhood's days in the classic land of Missouri, when, in order to train her up in the way she should go that mother found it acces sary to clear almost half ati acre o! hazel brush just back of the house, switch by switch. Those days seemed positively heavenl}'. Couldn't she say something to these men, to change their minds .about going through tho passengers? Of course, "Go through that woman's handbag 11 was going to be the next order. Think of all the mysteries of a lady's toilet being exposed to the cold gaze of tlie un sympathetic road agent! Think of the perfumery bottles, powder-boxes, cold creams, etc., left to perish by the roadside. A wild, desperate resolvo came in with the thought of her mother. That mother had never in her life been to Lakeport, but she would like to be if sho knew what a pretty place it was, so your corre spondent piped out pleadingly: ' Please, gentlemen, let us go on. r ;ro a sick mother at Lakeport wait ing for me. Sho may be dead before 1 can get there." The dear old mother, by the way, enjoys exceleut health, but she w'ould have been dreadfully sick could she have seen her child at this moment into the depths of three gun barrels aimed at her head. So it was not as huge a lie as it might have been, although pretty largo and un usual for a newspaper correspondent. .At this point the driver added his per suasive voice, and our guards, may be thinking they were consuming too much time, gave him permission to "hitch np ami drive on," which order, vou may he sure, was obeyed with ! cheerful dispatch, tlie pistols anil gun keeping us in range until no had| turned the first curve in the road, i which took us out of sight of out friends. We drove on in srieuce for sonn Then the Santa Rosa man time. growled ouli This is the way to get to Lake Couu ty, is it ' Whereupon your correspondent, whe represents Lake County whenever and wherever she can do so. snapped j _ , , , , . , "l.ense remember that this tiling happened in Sonoma County; they al -1 ways do occur outsido of Lake Couu- ' ty's borders." Again silence reigned for another mile or so. when again tho Sonoma ventured to speak—this back: | County man timo to tho driver: "Well, aud Mint did become of your pesky lizards, anyway?" "And how does it seem to bo "hold up?" Why, it seemed to me that tlie Lick observatory had got away from , . , , ... "... . , . i its rightful position, aud that tall cad .... , just aiming the big telescope a , , ... .7,, n . 1 . my head, while "Tom was keoping I up the precession with two of the | smaller glasses. Since writing this letter news has come to Highland Springs that ll,e pursuit of tho rob- ' hers from Cloverdale resulted in the killing of the constable and one of tin robbers, the one called "Ton.." Ah. misguided fellow! was tho "gamt worth tlie candle?" —Sun Francises tzaminer. An Insurmountable Obstacle. "I fear it can never be. George,' said the maiden, sadly; "there Is ar ; insurmountable obstacle In the way.' "I am sure I can remove it, Laura," said George, eagerly, "if you will only let me try." Laura pointed silently to a portrait of hor father—a largo, cross-eyed man. with red hair, a squaro Jaw, and n foot like a canvass-covorod haul and George took his hat and groped Ids way out through tho ball towards tho front door. enough to remove such an obstacle, and ho knew it. — C/uear/o Tribune. Hu wasn't largt —Tho average school-boy thinks that tho difference between niuntai arithmetic and menial arithmetic it all iu the i. — Brake's Magana*. HUNTING SEWER RATS. | j A Mp c><Ur 0r ~^7 in th . * London Vermin* j Locomotion was necessarily slow, j caution being required as to where you j placed each foot. I found that it did ! not add to my enjoyment of the novel ty of the affair when I occasionally found one log knee deep in water and the other high up on dry land. Heaps of dried mud here and thoro some times enabled us to step out after the fashion of crossing a brook over step ping stones; at other times we we were compelled to wade through the rush ing liquid, carefully peering about for pitfalls, with our candles held low be ! fore us. Our guide now suddenly Hew j off again. He had heard the patter 1 ing of rata in the distance. It was a marvel how he could fly along, with nothing to guide him. through the per fect darknoss ahead, and simply the small, round spot of light thrown on the rushing waters by bis curious lan tern, always about two feet in advance of him. Our candles could afford him no assistance and he must have been well acquainted with the various turn lt is a mystery that the man had escaped death so long, having pursued his strange calling for over forty years. The rat-eatehor first darts off as . iu< noiselessly as possible. If there are rats about, the pattering of their feet as they fly off soon betrays the hunted creatures. They sometimes keep up tho chase fora good distance, especially if the water is not too deep to allow them the chance of jumping from the many heaps of nmd washed up at the sides by the c ontinuous action of tho water. The rats must be fairly run down before they aro captured. Should they lead their chaser into a cutting where the water is deep he would be most likely drowned very quickly, but at tho increased roar of the waters the hunter makes a sudden pause, sends a blessing after the escaped animals, and turns hack. The rat-catcher knows tliqt so long ns there is a probable means of escape open to them they will run, but should lie drive them into a corner the frightened creatures will turn and do battle for their freodom. While in the act of flying away the rat is easiest captured. lie is quickly seized about tbe loins, below tho forelegs, and held so tightly that he can not turn freely enough to bite, as a rule. Nevertheless, the hunter does not always have it all his own way. Sometimes lie gets some very ugly gashes on his hand, and on some occasions some tierce obi rat when unearthed with his partner and family, has been known to face bis en emy and make a most desperate figbt for it, even flying at tbe face and fixing onto tbe nose of the would-be captor. If a rat is found in company with Ids dame ho will make a tight for it and give some trouble before he is se cured. When a swarm of rats is met with in the sewers, either by the regu lar sewer hands or tho solitary rat catcher, who usually works alone, they are quietly allowed to go their way. They will not attack if allowed to pass, but it might be risky to face a swarm of sewer rats, led on by their king and followed by their queen. The regular sewer rat, being well fed, Is nut so dangerous ns one would imagine. They have a very natural horror of the sight of a dog and have been known to jump upon the owner of the same fur protection.— Ball Mall Gazelle. CHEAP AT THAT. i Advantages Which Were Well Worth a Small Financial Sacrifice. There was a business transaction up Gratiot avenue the other day requiring the services of a lawyer. Tlie owner *f a grocery sold out his interest and good-will for a certain sum, but there was a dispute as to the good-will. There didn't seem to be any, and a lawyer was called in to see about it. "What do you call the good-will?" ;IS | 4C ,| the lawyer of the seller. "Vhell, der policemans on dis beat finds der door unlocked sometimes und he stMuU mu j |M | •> vot'd. He virus very "What else?" "Vhell, no sun cuines in der front windows in summer." , , , v i , haf to clean off der walk one single l» time, ... "Anv thing else? .... - .. n ;" ,ll " s } " J 01 ' , wn " «?«!,! lf " 1 ' Iis ?T fTt , ", ",. , , ' " 1 i ,r lll J Ce ,f Br I' 1,cc rl ght back dear profit! Good-will! Maypo '''"l 1 k ;j mv wl '° sl, ° vl,ttsP ~ 1 r,> 1 . . Eoldly Facing Death. "What else?" •'ll a procession goes by it \ has a shplcndid place to look at him." "What else?" "All der snow in winter goes around 1 1 der corner by der saloon, und I dolin' * 1 in " | or So bun a "You wouldn't think," he said, in dicating a gentleman across the street, "that that ___ —"Hang tho luck!" exclaimed the foreman, as lie was busily at work making up the paper, "Tvn pied the whole galley of this leading editorial on the Chinese question, and in five minutes it will lie time to go to press, Whnrt in blazes am I going to do?" "That's all right," said the editor easily. "Piuk it up as well as you can and run it in as s new dialect story by a rising young Southern author. It's sure to make a tremendous hit."—Som ertilk Journal. rdinary, commonplace looking person has many limes stared ; death unflinchingly in tlie face." "Why, no! fs he a desperate char-! actor?" "Not very; he's an undertaker."— N. Y. Sun. SLANG AS A WEAPON. Antiquity of Nasty of tho Naprosalona Now la Common Cat. The use of slang affords an excellent field for emotions, aud an infinitesimal David can demolish the biggest sort of a Goliath in half a dozen sharp aud jagged words. There was a time onoe in the United States Senate, whan Charles Sumner had delivered a mas terly oration on "Bleeding Kansas" which no one of his contemporaries cared to answer. Only an exhaustive speech or an apt arrow of epigram could fill the bill at sight. Stephen A. Douglas, the "little giant," saw his opportunity, and remarked in the hear ing of the entire Senate that the speech "would be all well enough if every body had not known that the Senator from Massachusetts had been practic ing it for days in front of his looking glass, with a little nigger holding a candle." The Senate was convulsed with laughter. Sumner was speech less with rago and his oration was al ready answered. The old English writers rejoiced in a vigorous style of Anglo-Saxon which took the form of slang in proverbs. One can not read their works without realizing how old are many of our common sayings. A largo number of our slang phrases antedate Shake speare by two centuries and English men of the time of Edward 111. con densed their sturdy wit in the pithy proverbs that are heard in our homes at the present day. Old Chaucer, father of English poetry, who died in the year 1400, makes use in his "Well of English Un defiled" of many familiar expressions, such ns "Wet the whistle," the sup posed Yankecism "I guess," "Blow," in the sense of inform, "Not worth n bene," "Bight here," "Murder will out," etc. To him can be traced tho saying, "In at one ear, out at tho other," though, in the quaint language of his day, he said: "One ear it heard, at tlie other out it went." To Thomas a Kompis, who died in 1471, wo are in debted for the household proverbs, "Of two evils the less is always to be chosen," and "When he is out of sight, quickly also is he out of mind." Thomas Tusscr, who died in 1580, when Shakespeare was a lad of sixteen, gave us, "Better late than never," "Look ere thou leap, see ere thou go," "It is an ill mind that turns none to good," aud • 'Christmas comes but once a year. " It was Chaucer who first put in print the favorite couplet of pert children— How do you do? How do you do? None the better for seeing you J for in his "Troyltis and Criseydc," a niece makes reply to her uncle's in quiry. as to her health. "Never the bet for you, fox that ye ben." In his "Komaunt o' the Rose," written more than five hundred years ago, occurs the line, "Brent child of fier hath much drede,"'which now reads: burnt child dreads the fire," and the common slang saying, "Two's a com pany, three's a crowd," appears in tho same poem: For tway in number is bet than three. The original of Shakespeare's "All that Glitters is not Gold." is found in the prologue of the "Yeoman's Title," rotuliug tliusi But a) thing which that shineth a« the gold, Is nought gold us that I have heard told. The latter half of the last line might readily be transmitted into the modern slang expression: "So I've been told." The old fathers of literature arc the self-confessed fathers of slang as well, and it must bo conceded that there are times when the use of Anglo-Saxou vigor of expression becomes a positive virtue .—Rare Bits. a "A Between Two Dangers. "Do ye reckon Garfield will cut any figure this year?" asked Mr. Thistle pud, anxiously. "I don't seem to seo much mention of him in the papers.' "Garfield? Why, man alive, Gar field's been dead these five or six years." "That so?" queried tho old mail, with a cunning, incredulous look, "ho really did die. then?" "Why, of course, man; yon must be asleep. Country didn't talk of any thing else for more than a year." "Well," said the old tnan, "I remem ber seeing all the papers in black bor ders and birr head lines about it, but I didn't know. I never read past the head lines when they sound very * t " rtli " • ,or suro s 1 ' lo - 1 Rd ='™ght in some patent medicine or insurance or snap advertisement. I'm a little too cautious, mebbo, but every timo I break through this rule I get caught. So Garfield really isdead? Well, well, well; and here I've been a plumin' myself all this time on bein' the only man in America too smart to git caught by the advertisin' man. Well, well, well." And lie looked so humbled ns he went out that no man had the heart to cast a stone after him.—Burdette, in Brook lyn Fugle. —Irritated Frenchman (to American who had mistaken him for a waiter)— "Sir-r, you haf gr-r-roasly insulted me. There is my card. My seconds vill vail upon you, Sin." American—"Never mind your seconds, Frenchy. You can wait on mu just as well. Pass mo the Worcestershire sauce, and be quick about it."—Harper's Batar. —A Kansas school teacher offorod a prize to the scholar who would come to school with the cleanest face. He was u.nahle tg recognize some of hi* pupils the noxt day .—Burlington Fra Brest. —A good force-pump, with which the orchardist may apply insecticide* early in tho season and thus prevent loss from insects, is one of the requW sites ef the remunerative fruit fnrm. ■. U. HIGHT, Dental Surgeon, Grnnnda, Ml**. living located permanently to — fin end fitted up a flret-cl*** oflU* MgMtfully solicits a share of the pil Ntoogo at the people of Gremmdl iM adjacent country. House. ir.». muvAJi. Surviving member . el Sullivan k Sulll-l Ornate, Min. I na, Oxford, Mlae. SULLIVAN k WHITFIELD, Attorneys-at-Law, WIU practice in Federal, aad Stale Court*. SreaedaOfflee: Up-stair* in the Doto* kin Building, B-E. tor. Square. B.J. WALLACE, Fashionable Tailor, Grenada, Miss. A few Pattern* of First-Clan Oeo& kept on hand, end a full line of aam ■lee from the beat Importing Houae In New York, which will be ordered (junel lyj Pp- e Utr* in Wright k Duncan'* new building. promptly. J. 0. LONOSTBBXV. 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