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PUOLIllIKD tVKKKLV.
tEENWOOD, i : MISS1SSIPPL
REGRET.
I hud known. O loj'al heart.
then hand to hand we »aid farewell,
■ for all time our paths would part,
that shadow o'er our friendship fell,
pould he e clasped your hand so close
I the wa. .n pressure of my own
It memory »till might keep its grasp,
I If I had known.
I hnd known, when far and wide
Fe loitered through the summer land,
[at presence wandered by our side,
fed o'er you stretched Us awful hand,
Kould have hushed my careless speech
b listen well to every tone
|t from your lips fell low and
E If I had known.
I had known, when your kind eyes
let mine in {»artlng, true and sad—
m gravely tender, gently wise,
fel l earnest rather more than glad—
Ir soon the lids would He above,
■ cold and white as sculptured stone,
pould have treasured every glance,
If 1 had known.
I had known, how from the strife
I fears, hopes, passions, here below',
Id a purer, higher life
bat you were called. O friend, to go,
Kould have stayed all foolish tears,
lid hushed each Idle sigh and moan,
bid you a last, long godspeed.
If I had known.
I had known to what strange place,
[hat mystic, distant, silent shore,
I calmly turned your steadfast face,
That time your footsteps loft my door,
Kould have forged a golden link,
p bind the heart, so constant grown,
I keep it constant ever there,
If I had known.
! had known that, until death
Jail with his finger touch my brow,
I still the quickening of the breath
L ' stirs with life's full meaning now—
long my feet must tread the way
* accustomed paths alone,
jjould have prized your presence more,
I If I had known.
[had known how soon for you
(rew near the ending of the fight,
your vision, fair and
HRernal peace dawned Into sight,
pjw ould have begged, as love's last gift,
jüEfiat you before God's great, white throne
(Pi'Uld pray for your poor friend on earth,
lip If 1 had known.
BEpChrlstian P.eid, in Providence Journal.
HOTEL FIRE.!
f BY GEORGE ADE.
sBbo©ô«î®©ôco©oecc©se«w>oS
12 had a fire in our
hotel last Sunday,"
.
.•a»l the rann from
the country, "that
has caused me to
)
'iff
changc my mind a
few points in re
spect to the cour
age of women. It
was, indeed, an ex
citing time, with
je smoke boiling up the elevator shaft
Bek enough to lay your hat on.
|"It was nine o'clock in the morning,
id I was sitting in my room, when
ere came through the transom a little
iff of smoke that strung out in a faint
îe toward the open window. Someone
me running along the hall muttering,
bigger puff came in at the transom,
kl then there was a try of 'Fire!'
"I really did not believe it. Here
Ï old house that had stood for 30 I
nrs. It never had been singed. 1
me only the night before last. It was
ward and incompatible with the laws
chance to think that it had been wait
\
us
ig all these years till I got inside be
^rc it took tire. {Something must be
Tong with the fines.
"On the other hand, 1 had never been
i a fire. In the natural
of things
By turn would have to come some time,
Knl on second thought it seemed—a.s I
pn getting along in years—that I had
lather overrun the average in this ex
liiption. Possibly, after all, there was
Kutli in the alarm. 1 would go down
Ind see about it, anyway.
I "Once through the door it was a dif
ferent proposition altogether. There
las now no doubt about it at all, but
Die daylight had suddenly gone out;
[ven my own room filled with black
imoke while I stood there for a moment
rying to comprehend thesituation.
"I knew there were several persons in
he hall, although not a word was said.
could hear feet shuffling along upon
he carpet and hands striking the walls,
nit there was
breath for talking. It
ms a question that occurred probably
o each one as to how long one could
reathe such filmed without tumbling
ver. I reached the elevator shaft and
felt my way around it nnd down the
Irst flight of stairs. Still nothing could
te seen, but I could feel the hot suioke
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SAVING HIS Wirt
gushing up from the basement in the
same way that it comes from the stack
of a locomotive.
"I had always connected a panic with
a fire of thia kind, but there was no sug
gestion of a panic here. 1'eople were
sav jng every hit of breath to carry them
through. Some couldn't have got
through alone. One little old fellow, a
cripple, tumbled over on the stairs and
another man shouldered him und
brought him to daylight.
"At the first lunding there was a
faint glimmer that shewed through
wares of smoke. I thought it was the
fire, but it proved to bd only a gas jet
that was still burning weakly. Some
oik came running through the hall and
•aid: This way—to the other stair
way,' and I sooncameout in to day light,
hnd then what a surprising number of
people there were coining into the main
cerridor from all directional
"We went down two more flight« to
the ground floor. The firemen
just arriving at the front door, and
there was a crowd of people in the office.
"Still they kept coming down the back
stairway—more people by half than 1
thought lived ju the hotel,
half carrying his wife, who had fainted.
"Many of them were in their night
clothes, and it was amusing to observe
how they had arrayed themselves in the
brief time at their disposal. A tall man
robed in a red bed comforter and
had on a silk hat. In and under his arms
he carried some ill-assorted pieces of
three different suits of clothing, a
valise, two collars, three cuffs and a
shoe. Behind him came a gentleman
unevenly clad in a nightshirt, an over
coat and one stocking, but he had had
the presence of mind to bring the rest
of his effects in a sheet.
"Almut the last person to np^nr was
La Belle Kanchette, who has been hav
ing everything her own way oi er at
the Follies theater for two
weeks. She was dressed all i
with the exception of a mantle of about,
the same shade of blue ns her eyes, und
she was barefooted and had a gown or
two clutched in one :
were
A mni) «us
:h roe
White.
"Fanchette stopped thus nt the hand
of the stairs, with downcast eves, fora
little
•hile—well, until she had ull th*
stairway to herself—and then she came
down.
The tiling was lieeoming too hot to
, and the people began to file
out into the street just as the fire
men came in with the hose and met ihe
flames at the bottom of the elevator
stand
shaft.
'Out in the street the crowd wi.s
atching the notions of u nu
in dow
sixth-story
frightened, thinking his escape was cut
off. lie was shouting wildly fora lad
der, which was brought into position
and run up to him, but instead of al
lowing him to come down two fire
ascended with axes and smashed a few
ho was badly
windows.
"Around the corner of the block there
was another man in distress, lie nl
imagined himself cut off from the stair
way. As he stood at the edge of a sky
light, only three stories up. he held a
satchel of about a half-bushel capacity
in each hand.
"'Somebody catch these valisqs Vor
me!' he shouted, 'and I can comedown
the fire escape.'
"Nobody volunteered.
4 "Well, here they come anyhow,' and
they struck in the mud of the alley, flat
tening out like rotten apples. Ther he
descended the ladder.
vhile the firemen xvere irainln^
the blaze in the basement. They at
tacked it from two
'Men
r three side.» at
once, and the fight did not last lens'.
()ni , bv one bo ,
iers returned to
their rooms to put things in order.
"The man who had come down the
fire escape gathered up his satchels urn!
entered the front door, approaching the
clerk apologetically.
" 'Will it be necessary,' he asked, as
he deposited the battered baggage
the floor, 'for me to register again?'
" 'Xo, there is ro need of that,' replied
the clerk.
"'Well, all right then; I didn't know
the rules of the house.'
"An hour later the men were grouped
about in the corridors telling over and
over again the incidents of the morning.
The narrow escape and the behavior of
t he crowd were subjects for mut ual <•»
grntulation.
"'But, after all,' said one, 'the men
were not in it for coolness.'
•Why so?
'Bee!
they were outclassed. Did
•hette coming down the
vou see the F.
stairway?'
" 'Yes.'
"'Nightie, mantilla, hare feet, do
cast eyes, demure expression and all ."
" 'Altogether
vnsn't it?'
fetching
make-up,
'Hood enougli for lier to try
the
stage.'
" 'And talk about the ecKvlness of the
men! They won't compare with Fan
chette. It wasn't five minutes before
the alarm w as given that 1 saw her pass
through the hall fully dressed for the
street.*
"That," said the man from the coun
try, in conclusion, "is the whole story
of the fire ut our hotel."—Chicug»
orcl.
Tin* Lennon In Denlh.
And thus, death is not really so much I be a
the summoning of those who die to 1
new life in a celestial realm as it \.
Method
11 attend
,Tam wah
es. F. R
the summoning of those who live to
a new life in this earthly realm. On
them now descends the mantle of nr!
old generation. On them now falls tlu-tfi made
stress and crisis of battle. It is fotlie récita
them to show th.it the labor that baisses were
toiled
long, the love that protecte
them in childhood, the opportunity
that now full to them, have not bee protracted
wasted, misspent, and turned to r.o aied at the
count. They whom we lay in the grotiroes will be
still for a time as much with us i Butler, of
if they were «imply gone on a journey g Ellis
or were asleep In their bed ut bonn
We see them not, except in though
We hear them not, except in mem or;
We take counsel of them only by r<
calling their warnings and their qualp KK j Prof,
ties. But in a spiritual sense they ur f e circnm
with us still; they are in us still; the . , ,
can strengthen our heart« and inspir' , .
our energies. And if tJiey die like th« e ar ' an<
grass that is cut by the mower—it j- a ^* e ^ rr,,n
hardness and unkindnes'DtorieH the
that are guilty of their second deaths, 2 cat«, 1
mocking
tat connid
litested in
•e and
—Frederick Harrison.
Discipline nt n Frontier Post.
"It isn't to hard to obey the imtipanied by
street ordinances," Raid Joseph Boiseiter, Mins
an old soldier, reports the Arizona Be TOm Hollv
publican. a An old soldier or «ailo,^ the com
never spit« on tlw* sidewalk. He ha
learned better in a military post or 01
a man-of-war's deck. I haven't spit 01
a pavement for years; it it second n« 1
ture for me to step to the gutter when fignificient
have to spit. That moke« me think o
d disciplining I once hod for whistlin; ,
I w as walking in front of the colonel n
tent whistling. He sent for me a n ervent
th College
Miss Mag-
nl to know
asked: 'Do you like to whistle?' 1 afiHv
swered that 1 had been whistling. He
, trimrd to lead me down to the
detained deuma 10 lean meuo»n mine
beach and keep me whistling to the fish
+111 «hffv went to ronst that nicht The
till the) went to roost mai uigm* im.
guard was changed every two hours.
T «Lîa+iflJ ppppv fillip T know and when
I whistled ever) tune l Km w, aim wj in
my repertoire was exhausted I whist .ed
. , mn «kim, nrlodn'il T rent 15 minutes
something original. I got lo minute«
off once to smoke."
-
Blltlnnls In «he While Ilnnee.
.... .. ... . ,
"President Adams introduce(l o«i
liards in the white house, purchasing
, " : , . .. , , ,
the first tabic, bails and cues at a ec.t
of $01, pnving (or them out ot his own
'i - -
ÿ&cket.
THE STATE LEGISLATTRE
M.AM.U OI.IJL LLUIOUA1 LIVEi
ItVFATCCNTU DAY.
Houis.
Jack*™ Miv it.pMfMdinN «<M
at . »'Ä T 15 P ^ 1 K
* "Ä 1 KÄ «
scat to the seuate at
The appropriations committee reported f;t\
ably on liou*o bill No ft. to pav
»pedal Judges, chancel
i.eys pro tent, it
passed.
Senate bill No. •**. an act In amend section 5 or
the sheet acts of is».» in regard to levee commis
sioner» raisin- revenue by i»ulinr bonds, etc
passed.
A resolution »as adoptent refining to pay the
city paper« J**s for papers furnished the h
Senate bill Nu. pi, an act authori/ing the ie\ee
commissioners of the Yazmi-Mtseissippi delta to
provide bond* for certain of Its office
ployé» passed.
tee
*'
salaries of
district
read the third tliue ami
.
aud
The senate convene«! at :• o'clock.
Mr. Falkner, from ibe eominitte«
ties and colleges, reported adiersely
hill No. 14, an act to amend section ** •« <
;; œj?ÎKhïïi i S"ÎKt^ri:"™
commute-, mad- a minority rep.ut, m »Inch
they recoirmeiided the passage «: the hill.
>Ir. McJionald offered a resolution diiecllng
ttie Jmllciurv cummiitee to Impure »heth
Slate revenue agent U entitled to fees for tue
amount collected under compromise from the
iulf A Ship Island Jiallruad Company, «h Ich
as adopted
.Mr. Hardy called up house bill No. 7.
amend se
unlversl
hon»e
the
tim rodeln reference
to providing printed lists to he furnished to lax
payers, making national hanks notes, legal ten
dor note.«, etc., liable for taxes, which passed
with amendments.
The senate took up house message on senate
amendments to hnus- Jiiii No. 1J, know
capitol bill, and the senate insisted on its amend*
'tits by a vote of 24 to 13.
The senate then resumed consideration «>f
the motion to indefinitely post)
No. 14, to amend section of the code, provid
lag that a diploma from u I;
liege in the
holder to practice I.
license to practice laiv.
The vote being taken resulted y
ns the
house bill
school connected
ate shall entitle the
mation for
B), nays 13 .
IK.HIFFN nt DAY.
.Taok«on, Mav 17.—The confe
committee
of the senate aud house, consisting of five mem
bers from each body, today reported in favor of
w capitol building aud
plan. The senate had previously
m ibe iluntnn plan »ml th.* pool
... ?j.' «'(dopted the
•nt she and the W eathers ,v W -ailiers plan.
he conclusions of the committee were reported
!.? a . ay ; ,nV*'/ r * r r n ; lvil 'h , . ,,ie , s;im ®
the senate adjourned till 3 o clock. 1 M" house
took up the report and by a vote o 102
s voted to sustain the committee.
A large majority of the house favored the
Weathers plan, but seemed more wedded to the
and In order t«> secure It yielded the plan,
as felt tlut compromises must he matin In
order to Insure the building of a new eapltol,
an«l tlie same was effected on the above lines.
The house was called to order at .« o'clock.
Mr. Johnson called up the resolution In regard
to I he Gulf & Ship Island Kail road bonds,
authorize» an Inquiry Into the transacts
which the revenue agent compelled the payment
of $* 10,000 of bonds of that road Into the .stale'
coller».
Mr. Russell of Lauderdale called up h
No. 3ft, an act lo amend chapter 40 ot the code so
as to secure to telegraph companies the right to
build and maintain their line« upon the right of
way ot railroads. This will give tin* Postal
Telegraph Company the right to condemn and
part of tin* railroad's right of
' exclusively occupied by the \_____
The hill was passed without opposition. By
unanimous consent the bill was .«eut instanter
to the sonate.
Mr. Houston culled up senate bill No. 32. re
qulrlng the land commissioner to report all eases
of trespass upon State lands to tlm attorney
general, and defining ills duties and the duties
of the district attorneys therein. The hill is to
prevent limber from being cut, and other deine
dations upon State lands. Tin* bill was passed.
The house, by a large majoritv, Imleflnltelv
postponed the concurrent resolution, which
passed the senate bv a large majority, proposing
to submit an amendment to the constitution
relative to tliccoinmon school fund. The amend
pro po»ed a Mate lew of 3 mills for schools,
and provided that tin* poil tax-s should be re
tained in the county of collection without being
charged to them.
the present sit- l
the Gordon
voted In lav
tentlary site, white the muisê
Ï
at
ea* to 1ft
It
.■h
bv
Mil
Senat«
The senate was call«*»! to order at 9 o'clock.
Mr. Greaves offered a resolutl
Jackson KvcuIiik News and the Clarion'- Ledger
FW l)etw«-«"n them for papers furnished senators
during the present session.
The conferees of the two house*
agreement between th- two house*
toi bill reporte«!. The conferees
that the house concur
to pay the
Adopted.
the dis
: capi
îommend
senate amendment as
to the plan and that the Gor Ion plan be »H**cted.
Also mat Hie senate recede from Its amendment
the site and that the present site,
looted. The other differences ;
of the two mentioned, being uecessary
form thereto.
the senate was considering the report at the
hour adjournment.
mural „ ÄW«?«?!!«
morning session in uiseussiiig the eonferenee
Iio* 11 'ill! t hvVv 1 ' re,reu Î !, VC . 'I {}?,5i'i* ï* ° 1 bMll, 1 !:
ing. and by a vote of 24 to 19 refused to concur
in the same. The debate was exceedingly lively !
ât times, and many senators took the position ;
! he Äffl MU M ZïV'Xoï "*it j
• lîrïîS»™ Hi Imh!! I ,v' r !!'», ,, '
Cordon piiiu »r vK'«»«ii iï; ;
c ire a d little f.^pbufs ,H; fMs'aelIon o!'tI h" s^nare !
.„'"ans arm! lier nlnii-mu*.* nr t!i7 * If 1^- ,
Isiatlon during this session on the 'luestlou. I
Thn Hetinte mot nt «ï n'r-im*!/ ï m
Mr. M .-KlnnlTiU,;."a„r,- [
tÄÄÄ'Ä ï; j
resumed cnnsi.lentlnn oMhe >
mb 11 Î « h.ent' 1 Î i
adj luruamtnt vest« r»f.i>, |
luc capi- !
ninly
N1NKTKKMTI l>AY.
Jack«<
'I Im senate th
subject before
to-wit; the report of the committee
toi bill.
Mr. Hardy opposed the adopt I
port In a lengthy »peeeh. His opposition to the
report whs based upon tlm site chosen therein, j
«Ærs.VÂÂ is !
hantfsome folder, entitled
of tb«" r*'
be a
Method
homes and resort»," descriptive
hantfsome folder, entitled "Summer
homes and resort»," descriptive of near
ly 100(1 slimmer resorts «nd hotels and
hoarding hottses,Including information
regarding rates for board at the differ
ent places and railroad rates to reach
them
Write to C. A. Benscoter, Assistant
General Passenger agent, Honthem
railway. Chattenooga, Term., for a
copy of this folder.
Best Keg Pickle« at
CaSI'KR's.
Rate» to Kaosvitl*.
For the «M"«*a»|oii of the meeting of Hie Sum
•r School of the V.M.t.A.at Knoxville.
.. June 19-27. I*V7. th« Southern Rullway
will sell tickets to Knoxville and ret 11 mat
riiir of one fair for the round trip; ticket*
will lx) sold June I« t«» 19 Inclusive, good
return until June Y>. 1*97. ( all on an? agent
of llie Sout hern Railway for Information.
Gold Medal Molasses at
Casper's.
Flood of Sod« Water
To the Public:
I have arranged to furnish the trade
the best soda water ever served to the
is Don't forget th«t 7V <
I*<iple of Greenwood. It ispnre.de-,
liiçlitfnlly flavored, and will is* nicely-
served. I shall have at all times every
variety of flavoring, the pare frnit
juices and everything ralrnlated to
please and refresh. I shall also serve
shertiert, ice cream and other tleverages,
at my restanrant. f)pen at ail honrs.
Call and see me.
Jo«. Stein.
uttered^ * - fy hM „ „" r ' 0 ' ( ;
eapltol an 1 In favor of the penitentiary site.
He »aid: "In view of the inflammatory argu
menl , madeon , m , fl „ ()r i„i.t. r ins ili^ liouse
not to again confer, though he believed it to be
! ' grlevou» mistake to erect the new building on
u * pre#n|t „ ilP •• wouW vote for the report.
>i r . Lewemthall, though against hi» convic
tlon* of right, would vote for the report.
Mr m>f 5 #rfl , lê Ml(l thp pllNlc | Btem t de-
maoded a new eapltol. He tiad i*een in favor of
« h ( *w capitol. H** bad been In favor of the
^„,^,^*1^. but he wav willing to yield his
preference and accept the report.
^i r itownn again took the floor and answ ered
eernln criticisms l*r »-nawr, un his position.
Hi* was not an (.hstructloniit and «-ant-d s new
opposed thedd site and theref«»re
opiswej th- report. If bis vote wst reiinlred h.
on«« the bill he would vole lor it, otherwise not.
Mr (irJ y , aM .. It |„ ()k , a , ,[ W( . |, ail lm ., Ih e
cn. mr and we are theirs." He had little hopes
oi anotherconlaenee. He would suppor. lue
»port, but would vote tor it om? tr vot«'
would T** necessary to build a capitol ; oUhtw is » 1
be would vole *n.*in*t the report j
The vide wa* taken at 1 o'clock on the report, !
whli'b resulted ü follow*
f Vea»—Adam*. Bower».Clinton. »» ray.<ire ives,
Gregory, l.ewentball, MeKinno. M.Her. M i ti. (
Miici.ni, Moor. Kiftmtn dutnoi . !
;
j ;
1
Na>s—Boyd. Hratulet. Brewer. Byers, t i i«-v.
: ('lark. t ook. Falkner. Itardy, Harrison lin ks.
Kendrick . Kicer. Ia*mh. M.tirrudcr. Mel» n il t.
Mclllicntiy. McIntosh. Mol.aur.n. M
tieth district . Brio*
j Triple and Weathereby- ji
Mr. (.'larke offered the Mlowlni: resolut .on
"That a second conference he asked n;*o
house Mil No. 12. and that the »cope .>f
. matters to be considered and reporte«
'the conferee* embrace all
between the house and sonate
ihlr*
Filth Ui strict , Bewail,
b\
1 justed -lit! !■* I- c*
said MU and
linen!» thereto, also any prt>i*o»ed
a capitol building aud any proposed pin
I for.' Adopted.
Mr Wells called up «mate bill No..V " Making j
approptia'.ion I t llie payment of special
Judges and chancellor« and ill strict aBoruevs j
pro ten», for tile Near« I*« and 1997. aud tor
, purposes," ami the hill passed.
Mr. Hardy cal!e«l up timise Mil No. ."*• ''An
act to aim-ml cltapier !•' of the code, i
■ j
tlu-1
:
« ..
JU \n 'udÀiVau;h'oruo"îi^' ojg'anr 1 '"'" K '' |U '
-.m - r rfcan '
JOI
j
1
•ct
*.f
passe
>
f !
ihe
. I8.««i. and lo the lu
f
and
ai ;
the
•«entames
presented to the governor for h « a; pr<
Mithin five days of the adjournnm
; the legislature. I he ac
• die
• the
senate by tin* governor without In* appr-val : -
! " v Anomm U
1 V * '

I iyVu-V!..,-,
i
,
returned
und I
The
UlUlllUO- i*
It li<-ut
th»
u the act her:
i the governor, bees
te Mithin the ti
a I:
sc not
• fixed by tl:
i siltu:
A resolution of instruction, imprlruu Into the
authority of the state revenue agent to coiuvt
fees for amount collected Ironi the Gulf \ ship
•d with the
nt there mus not sufficient time i*
!
I
l I ail n.;id, \vs
ment
•u
estlfcation.
The ii
:*« called t.' orde
»'clock.
<proprtation oomiuiti
»'I»
favorah
-e t*||l No ,
An at'
; proprute funds to pay the expen«« «
issuanc«" ot State bonds, as provided by chapter
42 Acts of l*.«;. 1 he fi ll »as tlieu liidcfinilely
post poned.
Mr. Carroll of Oktibbeha, chairman
commit!
•ed a res«diitlon calling
a eonmiitiecof five to Investigate
ate l.uuatlc Asylum.
Mr. (»reaves called up'and moved to concur In
sc resolution providing for th- adjourn*
tomorrow. '>n motion
as tabled by a vole,
the
benevolent Institutions, intro
* appointment
' aci'uiints
I
thl . , w „ n ou „
0 ( Mr. ('lark« the motion
on a dlvisi >n of'»I ion
\ letter of ànnrcci;
relatives of Kepresentalive McSwine of «Irena»
( | t .,. ( . a sed, in answer to the resolut .. piso.i
t |„. fiousc The letter was ordered spread up
11
,
,
i,
nuner inan sei
provision Inn
senate had refuse»! to accept the conference com
,n *t}''e report was reported lo tlm house late yes
içrday afternoon 1 his was accompanied » ith
'**'t***?^t of the senate for a further confer
J' 1 "'''and naming the senate committee. When
Hie, report w
'"king action, ibis
'I 110 * 1 °f tl'" senate was considered by the house
«vinl by a large, majority It refused to grant an
other conference. 1 lie senate then look up the
piotlon to reconsider Its action yesterday in re
«u*mik to adopt ihe conference report, and Tor
Three or four hour» there was tlu: liveliest de
p a v , ial , s In either branch of the
legislature »luring this session. It soon bee:
apparent that the senate would yield and adopt
the report. 1 lie result showed tnat It did so by
a vote of 29 yeas t
building of the capitol
the (iordon plans.
The house was called to order at 9 oY
Mr. Shivers moved to take up tin: conference
committee request from the senate.
Mr. Shivers moved to lay the resolution on the
table.
Mr. Houston of Monroe arose to a question of
Information. Hoped that the house would not
act rashlv or discourteously to the seuate.
A storm of "
the roll call
Of
velvcd from tl. •
Ih- miaules.
llie s»
refused I•• :
«•port an.I asking
Hl'tll
• adjourned until :• o'clock tomurro»
Ing that the .senate na.l
'onfereiue committee'«
dite
pt tin*
•onfereiuT. W ii Inmt ta It
tint
TYY'KNTIi: I'll DAY.
•Iack«nn. Mav 19.—This ha.» t>e»
: exciting days of the presen
When tlm senate yesterday refused to udopl tin*
the eapltol
•ely predicted that the action
meant thaï the legislature would adj
out providing for
Hi hers, and they
the events of today sin
ami :
of the
legislature.
most
la
eonferenee eoinmittee's report
question it vv;
with
■ huildlag of a
eapltol.
ajorlty as
•vv, predicted that the son -
•opt the conference report
■ legislature adjourn without
*w eapltol. The fact that the
e largely in tlu*
"ived the fiou*** adjourned
ruing the re
•*i
by
o b) nays. Thl* means the
site with
the pr< sc
•k.
oes' greeted Mr. Houston, and
as demanded. The lions«* was
get a whack at the senate. K
their feet at once making
points of order and trying to explain. Tim
speaker ordered llm roll call. The house refused
n> grant another conference committee by a vote
of 73 to 48.
Mr. Houston of Monroo entered a motion to
reconsider.
v.i!!. r - SSÄ K"»»
with the hou»«- II«- \\ » s
" ; ' <J •*'*»'" right ; that It hud laid » trap for
!»«,,. .,„,« .. .„„i,« ,, i „» n,„
a *„, J *?„ th«*i r.-al /»*« t at the 0 us -
| lîi( l acPmI fairly and the iiiiat«* uiifilrlv
"Vail Ä ÎÏÏ .'!!• duty of SSjiSl m„ y
«•*** manhood a n«l courtesy t». grant another con
ÄsrÄ ,r. 7 ', ,a ,v
th,n,lf " 1 ,l,at u w:,s llls '»uty t«* make the ex
?•', .'"l'd V*'' v c r 'ix'pt'r't 'I ' 77 11 i im.ct! of "t l'i': Iran
wlm laid a trap ami was h'oisied with Ills
petard, but. nevertheless, lie siomt for all
courtesy, for manhood and for full duty and
"KÄl««
ü;:,!"Ä tvA" "Ä.
hot expected lo «He up everythin«. It had given
u, ' 'M'l ih«. Its mode of electing commissioners
5int j several other minor matters, and now. for
»ootli, tlm »euatn wanted them to concede that.
The conference commit tee's report should by ail
be Indorsed. He was opposed to further
»arleylng with the senate about It. The house
. and
"lamoriug
of
at tin* senate
In
a*
M
•I with Mr. Ib»u«
..... ...
wi stetssä atr* ; ' u)
"Summer
a* it could ;
agreed with
* !
5 1"1 W C >C ) I
ir>
• j
\WE ARE HAPPY, ~!
f-- .--L_ n
SVOII Will Dp M 4 t, I
IJY-/U WILL DC n/\^
... . tt . . L
We are talking ab«
agreed
a
The best Î
Heart Cyt
rois
(
»
J
Cj
Eclips
Bicycl
• ;
j
r ,
!
j
We have a full
and they are strongei
to look them over.
SI00, *
j
Mr KluèreQter«u*iTP./ee^ o ^<»l«lf*r hotioe
MR No. 27, maklDK *n appropriation to pay j*-r
lT.rÄTV!!,ei!i e s„?iri: SÄ
records, etc., in th«* capitol. l'a»*#*«l.
poitpoued.
TYY£NTY-rill*T DAY.
JsckHon, May 20.—The eapltol LIU «* acre«*«l
on by both branche* of the lezlMature Is now in I
ihe hand* of ibe governor. Neither body trans
act«*p any business of much Importance («stay. «
The Joint caucus convene«! at 4 o'clock till» af
ternooa ami excited more interest than anv
other p*)rtlon of the nroecedlnjf«. Under tha I
resolution one of tbc three commiationer« pro
vided had to be selected by th«* two bodies
Jointly and each branch to elect tbc other two I
separately—one each. i
The Joint »«»»loo selected Lx-Goveruor J, JI. ;
$t
» 1 aocian.aii
j of Waverl)
! Hou. K. A. Dean of Lafayatte
a« a member of t«e eapltol eoniml*«loti by
named Ma) Val Y outre
choice. and the »«r:utc selected
. the li
»as callo\t t.» order ai « o'clock
adopted alie»:ng Hie Ser
ien da) » extra pi
empowering tbe
posit rnpli'l ot tire
the chancery cleik« ol tlie
SI per copy.
( Tbeh
! A r.
ET 31
retei » of to.
•tat
lv.*:
The «-ma
Mr Kiije
the I etc p i
met at 9 o'clock
railed up '
v* n«M- r
motion
No. II
. chap
H !*■>•. eiittCeii .
raise re>c
"lit fur t !*-*
IM'V* ,
IX«.'
to
j
j
ten >< ari
taxai*!» bond*. pa\a!
nvc >ear«
j The amendn:ent provide*
individual*
the
: ■
i in
■ 'usi-ler p
faiicit V>\ a
: of yeas, t:
•lion of Mr. Melntosh, tin* bid »a«
itet'ulleli postpouiil
M r McDonald «.fferetl .i e.
pro» utuig
j o i iiK k m. lomori
currenee résolu
» it ho I : t dav. j
adjo
TWKMVSlrOSD DAY.
lloi
Jackson. Ma
21.
"mH." ! *1 »
!
ig that
oo. ni
; No. P.
Ith »Inen t
•m- slight ;
i
id Mr
e*sage fro
' 1
• senate and li
" of B.-jues. Illative«
I'lie
li- llle e;ipilot
• 1 had
! *
• first
It. .1
glc.
-, 1 de-ire to have nine lo tin
r and ex:
r nlib' 1 ' " l
it. a MU
dcratioi
considered by
mi —
h
eek
It till«
• •r of the house, to wind
they
mous opinion tin
lay until
• tin*
hat in <
result bv ihe de
ll me lo
will go
the h
m niter.
«1er Ihe
Joimu today, a« the hu*ir
is praotu all
(gestion of
•r of the lions-,
-I all.
the session, a* t
bTstaii'
•It
At the
e lieuteuftnl govei..
client Judg
and spt :
lent I ;
I he
calm and coal
«leral u
un«
Unite
'•ill, and tliat
public good, Uul
uninterrupted consuleratio
"t fully,
Had a bombshell ctphxicd
greater sei
A race.*.«
The
o suggest llt.it >
ssago
■ session (or
the « aplt-l
' huit tlu*
'te cool,
allow fun tilin' l
'
I,
A J. M. I
lia\>* bo»*
!'d.
r ,sft ininiu
•mbled ;
ted
«eut lo tbc
paragraph v
•s*."\g. »a*
. I In*last i
»I as follow h.
aint'ini-)i
"onlmu«" lb
In,
tins !ull, ali (
full Inn. for tin -.
ill «
Journale
unluternmtmt oonsldoratl
Kespeel fully,
Mel'o.tl then Mated tin
Informal

\ J. M. I
Speaker
ti-" r
entire
■. Unit
i>
•gnver
'inaliKMi I
- isiaad that If the h-u«e
t.i tin* eonsUtutloual limit In*
mid vet
1 lien, very reluctaally, he gave Ills u>
. believing that II -v.i
• Mil.
an aitjournuie
better to do that tlu
f**r tnMdldn't believe that u ->
his veto, "la his first
fairly, he has endeavored ♦.»> sh
sponslblllty upon the lieutenant governor aud
myself. The seeoud message i* »i»|ually objec
tlounlde," »Hid tin* speaker, "und I most heartily
to adjoin n. but
la session an»l let the governor take tin* r upon
sildllty himself and not put It upon
senate.''
The house resolved Into a committee of the
whole to consider the messages.
Mr Glover Introduced the following "Re
solved. That the s-rgeant at arms Is hereby
siru-lod to notify all absent members
house to report tor duty :
resolution from the s»imto was
'«"Ivd fixing 1 hursduy. May a* the »lay of
1 to adopt,
Then Mr
»•"toed,
•«1 over
pa
tin*, re
a»lv
the h..m
ni
udjouruiiicnt
Mr. G
which was »Ion«* by a large majority.
Glover rem*\v-»| his resolution I»<r ihn
send fur absentee*.
»•rm-uiit
adopted
•*i arms
by a vole of fts to St.
It m.
Mr. Hardy movod to take up fla* motion
t«"r*'d by Mr. Bum ;»n t<>
whereby tlm »euate passed house bill N
vldliiK for tin*
for th«» purpose of loiiblln^ the
moved to table tin* motion to i
motion, on a division, was lost by a
17. 1 ho
third reading prevailed.
The bill was r»
vol«* of 23 yea*
slitutloiul vote.
1er
ate bonds
capital, and
'«•«insider, w inch
»f in to
o reconsider its passage and
• of 177.0.
ca»l a third time and passed by ;
to 14 nay*, bclnu
»s tain
hour. On reas
sembling the lleulcnunt-govcruor »tate«l Hut m
the governor'» message the governor hml mis
misunderstanding had
I Im asked permiftHlon
» ull«>
• president, 1* con
•d. Ilo said that It had never been his pur*
advise the senate
-
understood him, and
misrepresented him, i
that the governor's
'tided so far a* lie
I..
-sag.*
pose to dlctato to
Mr. Smith moved that
Journ It will adjourn until in o'c
morning, Imilcutiug that there should be an ad
Joiirniimo! from day to day until Wednesday
next, unie
of a definite character »houbl he
the senate ad
toimn row
tlm meantime
•clved.
a communie;
The
when tlm »eiiare a«lj«
lomori
tli«*u tuk-n
that,
until
•k, which result«-'!
th*" moll
today it adj
morning at 10 o'c
a* foil«
V**J
Bower*, ('auH«*y, Clark, Fa Inner, (irejt
ory, (»reave«, Hardy, Ki-mirlck, Lamb, Lewen
thail, M »prüder, Mclllmnriy. McKinney. Mlllci,
Mitchell. Mixon, M
water, smith, Somerville, Trljot« Well»—24.
Naj« -Adam«, Boyd, Ur
(»ray, Harrison, Hick*, Mclnto»h, .McLaurin,
TIilitoenHi Dlstrld, Friecof die Fifth
District, J'rlceuf tim.SIxtccntli District, Rowan
-14.
Mr. Rainwater ««IT
. ''Resolved, Thar tlm
without «lay
o'clock in ,r
. Nesbitt. Noel. I(H
*r, Byers. ('«>ok,
M
1 the f«ill«*wlng résolu
lion»« adjourn
Hiurnday. the 2 "th Imitant, at 12
Adopt« »! by a voto of li to 1 3 .
('rop* la North IMl*«i*Hl|«pl.
The farmers of North Mississippi are
confronted with tho worst crop condi
crop
tions over known. Tho cotton planting
season is over and ono-third of tho cot
ton planted has failed to come up. Cut
worms aro working ruin upon thousands
of acre» that atone time had goodatands
upon thorn. Farmers are engaged ovory
wboro in having largo bodies of land
that had been planted in cottor^th is sea
son plowed up and prepared for corn.
I.'nusually cold weather has prevailed
all through the cotton planting season,
and such unseasonable conditions have
been absolutely ruinous to the jouug
cotton plants. The cotton plant requires
and must have warm weatbor for its
proper growth and development. Cold
! nights such as h
I thirty days have not only prevented
the »cod from germinating, but have
j killed the plants after they had attained
considerable size. Corn can be planted
with good results as late as Juno 1, and
I ther " wii i a great increase in corn acro
ago between this and that time. There
was a deck-ed decrease in cotton acreage
, t th . pUntlIlg wben comp .^ (J
witn 'ast year, and now that de«7roas«4
prevailed for the
dll amount 23 per cent.
A Tallaliatrlila County Tragndy.
Dave Milam, a citizen of Tallahatchie
; county, living near ('aacilla, wa4 shot
j by J«x> Coleman last week, the load
passing into the left side under tho arrn
, pit. T he facta, as near an can bo ascor
! tained are
follows: Coleman owed
j Milam some work, wi.ich ho refused to
j do. Tho two men quarreled, Coleman
(claiming tbal Milam was overbearing.
This state of affair* continued for Homo
days, which finally terminated
stated.
above
WHEELS AND WHEELERS.
Jamefi Michael, the Welsh rider who
won tlut six-days'match in Now York
»>« Wn .u^,«led from amateur
ranks pending an Investigation of
chn ^ wùlle "*»>•■»» '•'*» «» Kngland.
The Chicago man who claimed to
have ridden 34,000 mile* in 1806, "most
ly in Tcxii.H," a«n«l whose claim
jected, eays he will sue for the prize
:ja re
I
that was denied him.
« T . «• .
J " e Lnglisn cycling preis is very
hostile to American wheels, and if one
I » _, «• T -. ,.« « , # . .
Breaks ab Lngland hears of jî. Thi^is
natural enough, but it .$ a nr r*A that
I « 1 , .
i American wheels must b© growing io
; favor in the old country.
PERSONAL AND LITERARY.
—Auguat F. Jace
ci, who ha
Uv» for
ittU.igsT «» f Scr. burr'*
\ cars .irt
I", has become the art editor of
Magi./
JloClurr'».
—The roll
ii poet, Paul TM.nh
c resdiug* (roi
«til U*
I« tu h
his l>ts>k
it* curt.titt of go.»,)
I lit any other city
London.
n the
►riel.
■V. Mnrioi
entered into a contract
•r tic:
raw fonl. the novelist.
hn
itli M
deli
loo
It li
lecture* upon Itnlian art,
logetlnr
\
über of unpublished letters
found
Ale.vi
is .» number
by Mn
which
•e nddr*
to 17n
of letters wbieh were »ent to Bossue
i > d r*r*iu|H>si te «if t hree «
he knew ms
V old
I'OV, and that
Ivin Bi
st pnrt jilantnti«*i
;M . 0 f,,,. ;|
I 'I
v tl

riliupr hi
u* nines»
mi. Whether fill*
1VU1 fi
r not
"\ peeled t«>
bo
ith N. I*. Willis a
editing tin* Nr*.
B.
Morris
'l oi l,
u re th«
living in Berlin, at I he age of ,m.
Three
levels from his pell, "Win
i fh
»• of Ne»
York." w
jK'pnlur.
\ fe
liistorv «*f ( i-n
ELtl J HANT NO 1 CLEVER.
INi|i«ilur liclh-r
I'llil l«-te«l li)
I. nul I«« li Wilier.
Tlu* Hopliiint |K)Ksesses v
ciMn|»nnioii.
ikluitl, :
th«* sli« r ht»'>t bint (rive
or y «"bar
Inir finir:
1 Hinke
-vv
For ».
' 1 IvinIn
j m • * ; ï s :
>t easily
1 he is vers obe
«lien
by hi«
ï ho ut
-.I »><' i
rd break
er. but he ri
•r the »rniuud
•ret (
ay at the rate of 1milev
his shuffling
ho
hel
There i.
one thinK 1 that lie i>
is not a really ch»ver animal, ii
ï » f all the tale« In tire story b
nt Ilf
I spite
nks U
1 he contrary, otherwise he
vould lloi
Huffcr hii
»•If
Ih- h.
easily capI lire» I
tin* kheddnlis, the hup*«* fores
Tiich the hunteru drive
tin* henlsof elephunt.H lor the ptirjHiM*.«
i»f cjipltire.
All the action»
ok into
hich
« apparent I\
rk ini*
the port of tlu*
«innitam*
•'lephant are rs'tilly performed at the bid
«line* of his mahout.
The drive
hit
c *U •Ur.-.lK
•ry moveincuL by pres
ft*, and.
u of the k
; the
valed under t he elephant'.*
agi ne tha t
es art" «•«
v easy
tin* elephant thinks for himself.
When the mahout elects, f<
•hange,
the saddle, or pad, he drive.
I the. dullest eve <
defect how a rub of the. heel
t
sit
ith hi- feet.
th.
right shoulder turns the elephant
the left, and vice
Alter his trnetabilitv. his gentlenes
is th«" elephant's
r.st
lei ist.ic.
I he
lihiit. lake-*
vantage of his dinposHion
•t unes ;
with a
rink of
unter
he thrashes him on the
billet of wood, or if free fr
y by his Kuropean
pricks his trunk wiili a «(»ear till blood
• un il
dis«*«
.
An elephant has rarely been known
fr> retaliate», *
Hint «'lirions
h-n i
he
indino
him.
orn* dure npproneh him in his picket»
If lie be take
in inu^t.
I the fact ew
lotiee, the v
re likely
enp.- n
to he a
l»C(| lll'l
In
snbmb of Hnng(x>n i
n fir
elephant
of rice merehatit>
belonging
taken down to I he
ial bath after work. II«*
had. the mahout said, Iner
day and scenud out of sorts. 11 «•
citified
•iver for his
IS in
•i/mg
about und tossing the astonished
into
his
an int
fn ; the
he
the
godow
squeal, dismissed sonie ÎIU0 e
work there.
cI«>nc by, and,
ith
die» at
The god u
shed.
huge palisaded
re, and
vc riii g
f u 11 of Joo'f |Mi(ldy fmibiiMkcd rice)
sf.nks
»I
f bugs and grain,
nights and two days Unit elephant e
joyed himself
For two
those stacks;
*11, jMistcd round the pul laud«
all, kept, him in,
» l' r:,r:
1 one might 1
su pjK»H«*xl 40 elephants Im-iH on mischief
had been there instead of
>i .»
At last he was
the aid of two big tusltt
up until
himself.—London Hketch.
ad«* prisoner with
, and chained
h time as he should recover
1
Ho«*- nn I0ni|»r«*n« ll«*«liu*i*il IIit YYXkIiI
Extreme plumpness would be avoided
if the rocking-chair were given up. if
women were less iazy they would not
grow so stout. N
her flesh who lack* courage. The
woman who is inclined to be stout can
gain a pound quicker in u clay than the
slender woman can in a year. It is said
that when the beautiful empress of
Austria discover* d that her waist
growing larger and that her bcautiful
J>-molded chin wan losing its curve,
she, the finest horsewoman in the
world, gave up riding and took long
walks every day and in all sorts oi
weather. To grow thin you must ex
ercise. Walk if you can, but better
still, work; keep mind and body htisv
Alxive all, renounce everything that
cornea from the confectioner. Eat mod
erately of underdone meat, green vege
tables, salads and those fruits that are
slightly acid. Drink but little, bathe
regularly, Liking tepid baths. Constant
worl? will do more to reduce one's flesh
than anything else.—Ladies' Horne
Journal.
woman can reduce
A Confus«*«! lt«*<*oll«-c(lon.
Curnrox, "my
youngest daughter will be through
school in a sfifirt time. She is already
i a kill her preparation« for com
mencement day."
"W hat nF** t.V(
"I don't know that I followed her de
scription very intelligently, but my im
pression is that they have »omet.hltiff to
do with the irrimorbility of pr>*i
plain white and the neck filled in with
eh i ffon."—Wash i ri if ton St a r.
A Clubman.
Little Willie—Mn. is pa yrmr steady V
Mamma (somewhat, shock-d) — Wh\
fl.« you fink such n question?
"I thought he must Is*, 'cause T no
tice that he cornea her** to see you two
or three times a week and for an hour or 1
two on Sunday, just rre the cook's boa
dee«, and he's Lt*r "steadv," «. he «ay«.—
N. Y. World
said
Mr.
et
it
WIT AND WISDOM.
—Tom— "I» Maude'* hair golden?**
Nf. it*« plaited.** Yale Record.
--Young lTa\ wright—"And
you think of my climax'. 1
welc *
— "Margaret always rca«
novel f\r«t." "VVhv
«>mli
Tod
lut I did
Crltie
U
ltrookh
I.ifr.
ht* etui of
"So she run
awake at
{•an.*
Yabalcy—"Bid y on
take in the dark and Ki
girl?" Mudge
the wTun
.cl
the dark and ki
Iiulimiapoiih Jouri
Ippr.-h.-iisi
utter of
Th
I'rofe*
cut
tliffrtvti
of S-.dl
• •
I'm Hi.
Scott!
A:
e mom
■s to hear ftv»i
if dis
bo«l> fob *1*1
till lie hoi
"II.
a«k.d Maud.
s." Wiihliingum Slur.
did I iie\ stop , lie e!o|M»Uien
B\ a dctrslabh" |»ieet
; "lit
* • I * 11 • I M
fa 1 her
put lus lie.I 1 out of the
and
• hunted th.
her hot
iked.
I
Idled for It ish
ie Up>Ot
the tundcin." Woah<
T
pea
sk. timt y.
t ehn-se those golfers ye*
"Oil, I .I.
ho the eu use of lilt»»*
iNtroit
c * lieing made to »ulTer/
"11(0
long is it going i<> take
h get
nskerl the
it,It this en»
« v\ u h under Mtispiidn
"Well;*
If
r
in
iso lireaking.
tlu*
) er, I bought fully, "it'll take
get I tirough with
nfrni'l it '« going f>> take v on
ur In
ml t w ..
it. but l'i
fn
Witaliinfrtuu Star.
lx «I**
"It «4MM
»* t lint

tlu«
ronjf thlutf
other man that 1 la
Ulltli a
"Wlmt
have I ,b
'111(411 lied the
family," "Why, I
coiiiplinn«
I hem.'
wild tint
1 heir baby, \x bo I
"vaetlv like its father.
Bligc'
sn't any lmir, hmked
"Yen." "Well,
i- insulted on his
if»* v
insulted n
behalf of
the baby.'
Indianapolis ,l.i
ial.
THE FIRST BALLOON.
Merj of II.
Il»«* YY
OHM* (o ll<- IlMI'lllnl,
«I •" •* fol t trahit»
Tl.r
ml bul In
"a Inrtri
Ti
Montgolfier,
tin* invention of the ball»
f Auiiniiuy
Fill
credited.
It is said that In*
a h led to
making
hi« attention to UdIn
from the folk
tun
in if incident:
A Frei
ti laundr«
, wishing t« » dry
a I Min
petti coot (jiiickly, placed it
er a stove, 'l*o pr>*
esi*apin^ by the openfm;
the
kc
■k fn
cut
tin* heat fi
at trie lop of tlu* jx'tlicont she div
I * It strings eloMely together and tied
them.
iiadmdly the garment dried and be
d as the Move eontin
came lichter.
give out hont
•ent rated under the basket*
frame, the |**Uic»nit began to move and
finally
This s
I rarefy the ale
it
u«toniidi»"(l t he luundroKH that
«» her rndgliboiM and asked
them to chine and witnewH the n( mug«
»ight. Montgolfier vva« among thoae
that enuie in. The |M*t tieoat HttHpemliil
in midair Hiiggeated greater thing» to
him, and he returned home with ".some
I
thing to think about."
Rc at ones* began studying work» on
different* kinds of ntinonpliere, and tin*
invention of the bnloon was Hie result.
'I he first public UMccnt by tin* Mont
golfier balloon was made .June 5, irs.'i. It
spherical hag, consisting of pice
of linen butt«
from cr
d fuget her, suspended
pole». A fire was kindle«!
from cr
pole». A fire was kindle«!
inler it, and the flumes were. f *d with
bundles of chopped straw.
Thu Jomhc Lug filled out, assumed a
graceful form, and in a short time was
completely distended. At a given signal
Hie stays wert* slipped and tint balloon
instantly ascended. Its velocity
(derated until it readied some In ight,
then Is'camr; uniform and carried *t to
elevation of more than a mile,
ten minutes it remainedsiisjH Dd
ed, then fell gently in a vineyard, near
ly two miles distant from the place of
its ascension.
The first adventurers to make
ascent in a balloon were M. lMlatre de
Ho/ier and Marquis I/Arlandew. In
the. hiuiket of a balloon they on No
vember 31, 1783, ruse to a height of
nlxMit 3,000 feet. Philadelphia Time«.
F(
The Onl y I'enrl Farm In tW YYorltl.
'i'hcre is said to be only one pearl
farm In the world, but that pays its
proprietor handsomely. This farm is
in the Torres strait, at the northern ex
tiemity of Australia, and belong«» to
James Clark, of Queensland. Mr. Clark,
who ïa known ns "the King of Pearl
Fishers," originelly stocked it with
150,000 peat i oyAters Now 1,500 men
-200 of whom are divers—-and 330 ves
sels arc employed in harvesting tho
(-•top. "I have been 15 years engaged in
pearl fishing," Mr. Clark told a corre
spondent of the Melbourne Age. "My
cxjierlenec hu* led me to the belief that,
wit.h proper intelligence in the selection
of a place one cun rai*)« peurls and
pearl shells a* eaaily us one can raise
oysters. I start(vd my farm three yeàn»
«go, and have stocked it with shells
which 1 obtained in many instances far
My ]x*ar] sliell farm eov
rs 500 Hquarc mihss. Over most of
it the water is shallow. In «hallow wa
ter the shells attain the largest «i/c.
1 ship my |«*arls to London in my own
vessel«. The catch each year run«,
roughly sjs*uking, from £40,000 worth
up to almost five times that amount."
—ltochester (X. Y. Times.
Another Delusion DlMpelled.
"Beans?" said he in reply to his
hoHt's question whether he would have
some. "No, thank you. I never eat
>ut Ut MOI.
"I thought you were from Boston?"
"So I am. I was born and raised
there." .Y. V. JournaiT
»•li I'JirHM*.
Nell-'Misn Bjone« um*« FnSncli
phrase* in t.he most jieculiar manner.
Bell -)>o«-s she?
"Yes, indeed ! Why, at break fast yes
terday I anked her how she liked her
et nrs and she said they were very chick.'*
— Philadelphia Record.
Onto It.
Mr«. Van Dyke (as Van Dyke appears
it three a. m.J — Where have you been?
Dyke—I— er —
Dyke—Now, bo careful
what you say, William. Don't think
you can throw me off the ôcent.— Phila
delphia Pre«*.
V:
Mrs. V;

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