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i i \ The (Krenada (Kazette. OFFICIAL. JOURNAL OF THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE OF CRENAPA COUNTY, VOL. 1Y.-N0.gl7. GRENADA, MISS., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1888. t It. T. P.IVNR, Editor und Pro prié- tor. GOODS FROM cxi^Tciisrnsr-^TT Queen City Club, Spring Water, Ladd & Heath, Billy Moore, Sole Agents. Jobs (kgiiOldSlui, kf Satisfaction Guaranteed in every instance. fWALCOIIOI. IN ANY QUANTITY. JUGS FREE._*0 B. H. GORDON -DEALER IN Choice Staple and Fancy Groceries, Canned Goods, Candies, Cigars and Tobacco Goods Delivered in any part of the City Free of Charge. 5. R. IiKSgFOLxD, South Side Square, ; Grenada, ffiiss. -EEjLLExa sar Fias latek, Clods, Silverware AND <3EWBLI^Y. I^epaif^ing op Fine ^Ja^ghes a Specialty. J. F. MOSS, -X)3B^.XÆ3Î6 r 17 Staple and. Farxe^ GROCERIES Cigars, Tobacco, Canned Goods, Candies, ^rvxits, ZtTvits, Etc. DEPOT STItBET, CrZWaiT-A.r>^L, 2ÆXG3. SViciiey to Loan! 0*T IMPROVED FARMS Containing not less than Eighty Acres, in cultivation. From 3 to 7 years, at ten per cent, per annum. No shipments of Cotton Apply to T. ra37-X10. Illinois Central R. R. TOE POPULAR Through Car Line BETWEEN THE North and South. Huff et Sleeping Cars on all the Through Trains. Connections at Chicago with all Su ffet and Dining Car Lines TO TUB North. East and West ) At St. Louis, in Union Depot, for all POINTS NOHTII AND WEST. At New Orleans with Southern Pa cific for all points in Texas, Mexico and California. With L. AN. for Mobile, Montgom ery, Jackson ville, Fla.,and all points in the South East, J. W. Coleman, A. O. P. A.,.New Orleans A, H. Hanson, O. P. A.,. Chicago J. Hudson, Tram« Manager,. ** E. T. Jeffery, General Manugcr,. " Granite, American -AND Italian Uarbls ! TOMBSTONES! Of every Imaginable design ami at almost every price, from $2 up These Gravestone* and Monuments fir* made of th# very liest Marble, by eompetent workmen, and present a , handsome, finish, I am prepared to supply the fiubtle *Hh monument» of any description, M price* below those offered by spy »!b«r Agency. Respectfully, N' A KOOHi LOUISVILLE, New Orleans ïTexas RAILWAY, (MISSISSIPPI VALLEY ROUTE) THEPOPULARLINE -BETWEEN Memphis, Greenville, Vicksburg, Baton Rouge and Mew Orleans, TRAVERSING A MAGNIFICENT AND EVEN PICTURESQUE COUNTRY. Th* Rle* and Sugar Plantation* and great massive Sugar House* and Rednerles south of Baton Rouge are especially lntoreetlna and never pall to please the observant passenger. Between Momphle and Vicksburg the Bm passes through some of the Quest Cottoa Plantations In tho Yasoo-Mlsslsslppl Delta, the most fertile agricultural section of ooaa try on earth. Th* Equipment nnd Phy*lc*l Condiaon O) the Un* are Qrat-elaw In every particular, permitting a high rata of *p«ed and ln*uria| the uomfort and safety of passenger*. Magnificent PullmnB Buffet Sloeping Out run between Louisv and New Orleans vln Memphis without ohnng*. gw-Paa*enger* should porobas* Tickets rtu thl* Un*l It •* *mphatleally tho moot attrao tlv* rout* In th* Month to-day. rov Time Tabla*, Map«, Fold«**, and Price ol Ticket», oddres», F B. MAUBY.Ja* Gon'l Trav. Pas*. A,ent. Memphis, Trim., ca P, R. Rookrs, K- W. HOW, Ass't. O. P. A. Oen'l. Pa» Agt J. M. EDWARDS, Vlcc-Pr es. A Oen'l- Mnn'*r„ M srepl'l». Tens c. J. Austin A Co. hr* a very large stock of misses' and children!! 1 Douhfe-Knee Blockings, tha bet* manuMwd, ut MARRIED AN' GONE. Thp house Is dretful lonesome alnco Milly'i gone uway: Though she's only gone ucross tho road It's 'cause she s gone to stay; An' when she com?» to see me now she's full o' talk o' Fred, Tell I'd like to take him back the bam an' punch him in the head. It seems to tho ifoud old days Is over an' gone. An' nothin' left but lonesomeness an* gray hairs cornin' Why, I 'member when she used to coma a*tod dlin' to the gate An' be watchln' down the lane fer me, an' couldn't hardly wait Tell she saw come iv-hurryin' up tho li to her nn' home, tn then nothin' oouldn't hold her, she's so glad to see mo come. Then when old sand-man como around and sleepy-time would be, No one could tell the stories right exceptin' only An' then when Mie older how her party check« would glow When sho'd say "she'd «tick to father, didn't want no other beau." There's one now to scoH shabby coat, There's nobody to lead me in tho way that i should vote; There's nothin' but remember tell sUthin's like to break, Though I try to seem as chipper as old times ji'st fer her sake. O Milly, < f you only could bo little once again— Jest my four-year-old, thol didn't loVc i but father—then Jest to keep ye so—unchangin' tell the sleopy An' you an' to, my baby, slept together undoi* — Flor n ~e F. Pi att, in Ju ly*. ground ! THE QUESTION OF'TIES/ A Universal Curso That Afflicts Rich and Poor Alike. Royal I'orson a .ares No Rule -£40,000 (iivi 'xcoptlon to the hi "Tip«'' *»y —No Guhl, Emperor Willla >o Civility. There has been little public discus the burning question ) tourist has boon fleeced at continental hotels'; the trav eler who has chafed under* the neglect of railway portera In red from his side by tho bribes of the even the he inp dust-biiq memorable words of Mrs. Willough by» "tho carts of the wostry is a de ception unless you stands boor,' this season maintained silence. That thoy have suffered as much as ever, we doubt not; but, perhaps, they have learnt from Longfellow "how sublime a thing it is to suffer and bo strong." Or possibly thoy may have found, by nnohnly experience, that it i ß use less to complain of inflictions which could only bo effectively resisted by concerted action—from the nature <»f tho case impossible—on the part of the victims. People can not be induced, all over tho- Continent, all over tho English railway system, or even over the metropolis, to unite in saying kindly but firmly to tho expectants of good wishes —nay, our blessings—a tract, if you will; oven a mendicity ticket—but no tip." Such au arrangement is impossible, for ob vious reasons. Tho hotel guests, the travelers, the house-holders are two numerous to combine. They are as feeble a folk as the oernics; and for the same reason—Inability to co-operate— whereas the locusts of the hostelrv n:u! sion this oar of "tips. Th npc seholdot* With tho cliok tho vho finds that, ii have all grat ui ti-*' : ■No, the railway station, "though they have no king, yet go they forth, all of them, by bands. 1 ' It is vain, in short, to ex pect concert among these vast masses of unconnected individuals; but Euro pean sovereigns are a much more lim ited class of persons, who are never theless eompolod to "tip" exorbitantly on all sort of occasions, and would ob viously be much easier for them to write in a sort of royal and imperial strike against the system, if any thing could give an impetus to such a project, it would be the recent experience of the Emperor William on his travels, expenses of this august person's tour in Austria and Italy are said to "foot up" to no less a sum for "tips" alone than £40,000. He is stated to have taken with him from Berlin eighty diamond rings, one hundred and fifty silver stars, fifty scarf-pins, all richly jeweled, thirty diamond bracelets, six splendid presentation swords, thirty large photographs of himself, with the Empress and children, all in gold frames; thirty gold watches, with chains; one hundred cigar-cases, with the imperial arms and monogram in gold; and twenty stars in diamonds of the Orders of tho Black and of the Bed These last, perhaps, as being properly honors than gifts, ought The Kugle. more not to be included in tho catalogue. Even an Emperor would not have to "tip" a foreign official an Order of the ■ Red Engle, however exalted Black his position or eminent his merits. Such bestowals are always made more less by special favor, and the dis tinction must always be at tho option of tho donor to confer or withhold.' Tho distribution of tho other gifts, however—of tho rings, tho pins and tho bracelets, the swords, tho watches and the cigar-oases—was in all prob ability determined by rules of strict ceremonial etiquette and tradition, with regard to which tho Emperor himself would no doubt have very much loss to say than any ordinary oourt chamberlain. Forty thousand pounds is, undoubt :hnt or odly, a good round sum to go in grandfathers would have called and it can hardly bo much consolation to the Imperial distributor of this munificent largesse to know that ho has beaten—If, indeed, he has beaten- the record. expended by the Emperor Will our vails; It is true that the sum iam is double that which the <' uv Nicholas got through iu his vi;jt to Englan l in 1843; and it as much ... cead« that which it c p 4 Napoleon III. to enjoy our hospitality in i860. The German potentate, however* has been the truest of two Oourtst and has* no dmlbt, had io dis pense his gifts with equal liberality at each. Of course, no eiöossive sym pathy with him is demanded af ds> He know what-lié had to expect when he set out to pay this short but expen sive round of calls, and it is even pos sible that, like lesndr pet'sona^es who have to "keep up the dignity' 1 of a high rank or an important position, he enjoys the consciousness of haVlti£ done hi» ddtÿ '-regardless of expense." Still £10,000 is a sum which even an Emperor may be excused for taking into his cnlcnlntioib* tffien ne is medl toting R Week's visit to a royal or im perial neighbor, and the impossibility of enjoying each other's hospitality these terms Citu hardly fail except to on Com 1 âge the virtue of domesticity among tho crowned heads of Europe. A monarch may easily get to prefer his "ain fireside" id one asevritrro whoii it coits him the capitalized equiv alent of £800 a year to spend a few days at the hospitable board of » brother potonlatc. And, c that the meetings of European sover eigns are not always unattended with international mischief, the perhaps, have provided themselves with at least sidering ason Id regret that thev one inducement of more or less potency to stay at home. Although, therefore, a combination among these high per sonages against the payment of tips— at any rnto m> b 6 splendid a scale— would be feasible enough, it might not be to the interest of the Eu ropean public to encourage it; and custom "lying upon as Weight," may be trusted to keep up the standard of royal liberality the»C occasions, however individual sovereigns may feel about it No doubt there is a whole Eddy pi'UsiTipuuns existing i'.iU W the subject f the selection of donees and of the gifts appropriate to them - » complete I end*» nf Ciitk'iiiouiaL rules, which it would be almost more than an Em peror's place is worth to defy-. r hip gold Vvatel; '.nc. 0 , is, it is stated, for ''tho correct gift for a kitchen func tionary and probably the pr«»per re cipient of fill ilie other presents arc as Authoritatively designated by etiquette. Inviolable tt doubt in ItiOn has vhicli the braco dieated I he vVtfists on ;liDor with propriety, and in variable usage has guided the jeweled scarf-pins to the should a'lorn. lets may •htios which th We may take it for ho should granted that no officer have received a splendid présentation put off with a gold framed photograph of the Emperor; r is it probable that any court func tionary who is entitled to a diamond be sword lui ring has had to content himself with a cigar-case. It is long since the custom of tip ping, which in private life has become a mere "counsel of perfection"— or , any rate a practice not necessary to bo followed unless it is felt, like the "quality of mercy," to bless him who gives as well as hi takes— wetä regarded as a really serious tax upon the private purse. At the height, however, of the "vails" system—in its "palmy" days, if we may bo allowed an ambiguous expression—-it operated as a real ob stacle to social intercourse, ecdoto of ,tho invited guest dined a proposed visit to a friend's houso on tho ground that the vails to the servants of tho household would mako too serious an inroad upon his income is well known. So, too. is that of the guest who had a crown returned to him by an offended butler, with the intimation from the latter that ho was not in tho habit of accepting any thing but gold, to which the former returned the eminently natural and proper reply that he was not in the habit of giving any thing but silver. It. was probably about the time when matters reached this pitch that tho re volt came. In what part Of the king dom the worm first turned can notn who Th an cle bo ascertained, though tradition-and we may, without offense, be permitted to add a certain antecedent probabil ity-points to the northern portion of these islands ns the cradle of the eco nomical reform. Boswell, indeed, it may be remembered, incautiously took credit to his countrymen for hav ing rendered this service to society. "I boasted," he writes in tho immor tal "Life," "that wo had the holior of being tho first to abolish the inhospita ble, troublesome and ungracious cus tom of giving vails to servants." which Johnson replied, bluff geniality of his: "Sir, you abolished vails because you were too There To ■ith that poor to bo ablo to give them, could hardly havo been a better roa ; but, if Boswell himself had sug gested it, tho Sage would, in all hu man probability, have mot him with a flat contradiction, and have maintained that it was not tho poverty but the stinginess of tho Scotch which prompt ed their robollon against those vexa tious imposts. As, however, ho had just been rebuking Boswell's pride in the horticultural aptitudes of his coun trymen by reminding him that garden ing was a necessity in a country where "t hings which grow wild hero must ho cultivated with great care" to grow at all, his thoughts were naturally run ning rather on the disadvantage than on tho foibles of the Scotch, and hence his unwonted leniency. We do not know, however, that our north British fellow-countrymen are properly en titled either to compliment or sariasro In this panh;iili»i' coattootlqn. Prob sou aoiy retorm was "in the air, 1 ' and wa* as Hkely to start on the north of the Tw*^ed as on the south, tale of bricks Ls doubled. When the says tbs proverb. "Moses is at hand;" and when it came to "accepting nothing but tho liberation of society froth this Egyptian tyranny of the servants' hall Could scarcely in any case bare been very remote. Kings and Em per* ors must sometimes wish an economic* pold al potentate would arise to lighten their traveling luggage of presentation swords, rings, pictures, snuff-boxes and watches *—London Telegraph. , MENTAL LAZINESS. Due Only Inability to Acquire Knowledff to Slothful Habits. We doubt if even thouglitftil En glishmou. apart always from a limited class of experienced and observant teachers, »re »t »11 td Which many swayed by w mental laziness. are of tho extent wemei! it is really nothing but Numbers of them mure positively will not apply their minds at all preferring any consequences which may result from ignor a from school as ig still larger a majorav, uci: impuls;.* as regards jeets. Men are linn in confidential moments that thev particular instantly heard to :d •Jr 1 b»t literally "cun not ordinary branch of knowledge, while they do learn at the very Same time h mon* difïii acquire ili ncntal capacities. Hundreds of men will pro th* j g precisely the same kind of less positively mai relating fa: ÎO commonest science but their own, eve n -vh. a their •n la Irliidred iff Hit; while thousands of women will cah'ti late RccnrHteiY all the moasure di.-,eii.-' '■ ,1: * ! monts nocet really difficult process if ac he attained, and tic Irtgly that they not understand rule-of-threc. late Mr. Gosche their »•s. Half the men in '!:<■ world who are not sensitive to mum think it an impossibility for them tu learn in rpad musical notation ; and v.*e have heard a mart, not of reasoni; tudf» It hüll l d with a special apti- \ tnentfil arithmetic, de ; clarc that a tuousand years would ol tuition } enable him to compel 1 .' i»J a Iudeed, it is - quadratic of the phenomena of mental iazme? that it oft -a reveals its» form in the naturally able, and that it Is the reasonor who is most daunted by a particular set of syllogisms, r.ut one . whit more diilicult than those he has i already nmsterod. '1 not positive, but oni> produced cither by what of interest" in the subject, which may ; be either instinctive or natural equation. Ili its .'U'iltCst •ility in; vo call "V uni or by a sense of pain in the effort, that, like tho pain to tho arms in swimming, can be uvoroomo only by frequent continuous practice. If the m. ■ peivmptory, the inability sp«'*-bhy d that often in a -v : disappears, which at once indicates its source. does not disappear gradually; it las'p, apparently, as insuperable as ever, up to a definable moment; and then, presto! it is gone never to return. Thu truth is. enough has ht awaken unconsciously the faculty of at tention, or, in other words, to take ; ' learned to \ the pain of it. ami then the natural power has its full swing. That is. w<* believe, the unvarying ex peri »ne * of every mau who learns ches* every forgets—and of uil the few with "natural bent" who study In whirl ma any abstract science whatsoever, men possessed of the "natural beat' there is, of course, no laziness, because there is no sense of pain; they learn without effort perceptible to them selves, as tho savage loarns the wilder 'PV to enable ness of natural facts nc( him to hunt or fish for food with suc , "never knows any A savage cess. thin? about tho forests"—except the myriad of minute indications necessary to tell him whore to And tho great maggots which he eats. He is com pelt'd to learn that, and his mental laziness, therefore, does not stop him as it would if Sir J. Lubbock were to try to teach him the anatomy of a leaf. He could learn that anatomy if it were equally essential to his existence.— London Spectator. Mexico's Dancing Nutmegs. A gentleman recently returned from Mexico brought with him a curious ob •hich would be of great interest He pro segmont of a Mexican nut, which was not unlike a nutmeg in joe' to level's of natural history, dueed texture, and placed it in the palm of his hand closing his fingers ly around it. After a moment's im prisonment the hand was opened and tho little, section of the nut rested on its rounded side upon which it reeked convulsively. The hand was closed again for a few seconds. Y\ hen it was opened again tho mysterious piece of wood appeared full of animation and leaped as gayly as a toad. close the gentleman explained the principle and cause of the movements. " There said he, "a small worm in that nut which is dormant until its temper attire is raised to that of tho human body about ninety-eight degrees. When this is reached the little insect, Thi is, which is not more than a sixteenth of an inch in length, is revived from its torpid slate and causes the spasmodic motion. The nut is indigenous to Mex loo, and is usually inhabited by the worm from tho early part of August until the arrival of tho following ,sum mer. It can bo revived fornine months in a cold i.'iluutVc,"—llcshd'/j Burtjl, THE BOSTON WOMAN. udder A Cynical Critl« Who Does JTot C< Her a livable C reaturo. isidered as * st entertaining study The Boston woman. type. afford« a to the observer who is disposed to view things from a humorous standpoint, She is interesting be< from the female of beautiful ur epecios where. Unquestionably, she is not Y<fu may promenade Wash ington and Tretflont stro<*t*s half a day. and never see one Ventww into the shops and you will find not a few behind the counter-. B it they are not of the indigenous brood. Thoy come, almost without cxe.qition really pretty girl. or from from Irish-Amerieaii parentnge—a productive in always early >nd gr of pretty i; ciety, there are s rhich is a » nnt very large. )k many. y m \)i Doubt;.th ly lacking. q, ( j 0 •ht UiuliLbs in tation until year. vege !: of. and it o.»n>r. beginning of (I ith gene at 1 parts more , ^ , ire roundet •s afterwai And. is sc*. In the young gi ! should The (-: li coming ut are apt to be at ho.'ne are inhusjiita \ not h ; ]y diM*os.e } erf h ity. a masci . i ; Even •i:; b in of . ;^ Vt V j do anv th'::;g <• the kno' t ran ci aims. w i "hut somehow. 1 1 ; chain to ie Of course. Stood that c; family count ! vend the r*v .bur. II j j u j j | ' . to some ex'-" ? an< j j j j j iny th . i at his club a good d**ul :hilo his wife devotes h and in telle: enjoyments emah* friends. vilh hoi be venture 1 sufl ' l .v I woman ear. ? hie creature. Democrat. i I ! j | j ; * Composition ci Natural Gas. Analysis s sixty-seven parts of marsh gas twent | " ! three of litropron. li' draio, one of olefiant g I maim a g two j and carbonic I this, tho gas n prolific part of that State, s Marsh gas. ninoty-th [ tas field in of hydrogen, and the r, j gen, tv. I der small portions of the oi j mentioned. In 1"0 liters tes 0X2. and, by wa v j tbc s '. unc 'quantity of Si i p,. 0( j„ CtM . ; g(|3! j bo i, l<re sh0 w 1. j cqmU in hl .., tin!r powiw to from j ls3 po , m(]s 0 f different k hem the burgh g I calculated at s . at 113.000. . experiments under v feet of pis !> he ! One pound of coal equals in valut* < h i feet of natural pas: the latter explodes vio | cntly w hen mixed | j ;ith nine to parts of air. When burned : with pure oxygen, the flame tempera i Hire of natural gas is estimated at j 7,100 dogrees centigrade; and, wle-n it I is burned with a quantity of air just ■e perfect combustion, tf.LttJ. for foitrteei . sufficient to see : temperatures : natural gns, a,nd 1,70** for Siemen:-. N. Y. Sun. —Do not "dry up" the cows when cold weather approaches; it will spoil them for future use morn or less, young heifers especially.— The ■s aud Par mil'. FULL OF FUN. —A Japanese story-writer has just ninety volumes, messen ger-boy ever gets of that story, the company might 0;ll g't If finished a novel i pane holi ,-w boy.— tSom-.nu.t4 '"grapher— "Ah, beg pardon, say that you re picture?" —PE dul I unde ratai rant a very lai "Then please dont Yankee Bla/le. did not Patron—"Yes. smile—ah, that's it,* - t sighed tho umbrella* skelo • "VVhew 1 •how ] saff- ■ !■ 1 I am worn e had four of my ri ton, and "G, to!' Why, •You suffer! • life is spent upon the hat. tu r ted " 11 lit of my (a boarding-school '•Oh, papa, fur us? M,-- Mahon er father) M ■mething a torri . Ur. (li.ijo' .a." Mr. IV :o 4 jm, Kiddie. An' how Ion? ■ ?"— H'a.ikinjlon f ist. ;k Mahon is ij •aid Colonel -"lama: his henr*iu if raid he h; •band told m -Mr-. Y.-rgei " Mrs. y. "1 •es pond.'* sure. ' — y ■■ r _ r goat you »re tiian a nice ; haul angei . irong, he's pretty iiud that now — Bio eard do -l', I Cl' yon Will ie Eze Wiliianir?* • no - I has." I ■•i;,;r ,!.••• • Ja.-ks ... • v - Willla in Dar am pufec! a qua* ab nd slid and >• is cj plaint e hear > - • ;iws the from Bar it. down u Mr II -K et h u "d through n id it* t d the ;• ■-Harpers N >\v : He li old B > u-bun that any <»! us Exprès*. HEATED DISCUSSION. lily Affairs Oui »ttl<* I.it III»* IVi n- Fa They Ho A a ! « ie noise stood • * W i ■ :i l hat racket up a sort of ft affair," th "A family ex -. Rill. Diek, Bob an* up the discus-ion »min'. They fall into "Yes, N,. are *e in a ics. Bill bad "Wall, ■TO an' N.'d e time a 'ft list nacrous. . iet them litrlit ?" gourd vi .« U:.l Jonah let the ■■Wad the im myse] ■ an' ! they walk away a wifi ■ \Y;.i i- your wife?" •■ s * indin' under A tree ot lu- r of tho road." vor on : ■■Why don't you stay together?" ve did we'd be in a fight "Ou lsi if in aboui ton minutes. Thar, the fightbi nu go up an' take diu er with us?" ■■No, thank you. "Bette •■You'll find theboyg niiv an' polite." The report of a pm was heard. "Thar!" exclaimed the old man, "Thinjrs have tuck n lively turn. Don't bTevo I'm quite fur onouffh from tho houso. I must move further. So long.'* h • Arkansaw Traveler Quite tho Correct Thing. j Old Heavywaite (looking over tha Yell Colli account)—Bless my soul! hundred dollars! Jack, Twenty-tw Jack, this won't do! Young HeavywaiLv-Quite the coo root thing, governor. Old Heavywaite— But 1 don't under stand why two-thirds of your expenses should be put down as extras. Young Heavywaite—That Includes surgeon's fees after the football match You'll and tho regular police fines find that the charges are not exorhi vaut, air . — Brake's Mauminc.