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Vol. XX. NEWBERRY, S. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2,1884. GOODS -AT REDUED PRICES. Lucy 1liti:tt Th.teco. l5c. per Pltg Salmnoni. t're-h, 15c. t>er can Ilo.,fttrd'. Bread 'twlers. 15c. per pkg Spi-"nditl itio Collie. 15c. per ib. Dorh:ii Smokiii Tobateo 40e. per lb Several new brands of Tobaeco. viz Mavgie M1 ibell M:aggie Spencer Fir-t Pick The Rex, d:rk Several new br:ind- of Cigars: The Alaska. The Scnsation, Laureate and the Gem An extra fine lot of Pickles and Sau Chow-Chow. Mixt'i Pickles. Celery Sauce and Pepp>er Sauce in large bot ties of a novel p:ittern Fresh lot Potted 11am. 12 1-2 per can The -elebrated Aurora Roatsted Rio colree Extra tine large Lemons Extra fine Assorted Jellies. 12 1-2e. per gla's. A large lot of enn goods. jn-t reeeiv-l A fresh Itivoice of ('andy, wel1-assor: e I New Layer Rai-tns. and A Geuer:al Stock or G:oo,'. at low fig nires for Ca-h only. B. I. LOVELACE. C;NT R ACTORS -AN D BUILDERS. -AND Lumber Mill Men Tlie undersigned respectfully inform the citizens of Newberry and the surrounling Counties that. having loca ted :at Helena, they are prepared to con tract for. antl build. Churches. Dwell ing- a:id other Buildings. We guaran tee s:tisiaetion both in the quality of our work and in the prices charged for it. Having an excel!ent saw mill we are also prepared, it short notice. to saw :ind diress lumber. -Orders solicited. SHOCKLEY BROS. March 14 TRADE MARK REGISTERED. 1109 *, pA" A New Treatment Fur Consumption, Astlinia, Bron cliitis. Dvspepsia, Catarrh, Headache. Debility. Rheutmatism, Neuralgia. and all Chronic and Nervous Disorder8. A CARD. we. the undersigncd. having received great anat >ermanent benefit from the use of "COM POLND OXYGEN." prep:tredt and admini:terett by DRs. STAliKEY & PALEN. of Philatlelphia. and being satisfied that it is a new discovery in medical science. anit all that is claimed for it. consider it a duty which we owe to the many thousanls who are suffering from chronic andI !o-called -incnrable" dt1ea-es to do all that we can to make its virtues known and to inspire the public wttb enut:tence. We have peronal knowlieige of Dra. Starkey & Palen They are eunentel, intelligent, and conscientio.i- pbysici-tns. who wolf not, we are sure, make any statement which they do not know or believe to be trne, nor publish any tes timonials or reports of cases which are not gen tiine umWIx. D. KEU-EtY, Member of Congress from Philadelphia. Editor and P'ublisher "Arthur's Ueme Maganne," Philadelphia. V. 1,. Conirad. Editor "Lutheran Observer," Philadel phia. rfH L,ADELPHIA. PA., June 1, i8s. In order to mieet anatuiral inquiry in regardi to our protess'oual and personal st.aing, and to give increased confidence In oar statements and the genuuinoness of ouir tethnounlna and reports of cas'es. wre prmnt the :uboive cardt froin gentle j#en well and Iwidely known and of the highest gr.aon.IJ chiaracter. Our "Treatise on Compound Ihygon,". (iautainIig a history ol' the discovery of amit mo.le of action of this remarkable cura tve agent, andi a large record of surprising eures in Cnnsuiption, Catarrh, Nieuralgia. Bron chiti., A.'thma,t eta.. a I a wIde range of chrun10 diseases, will be sen't bee, Addiress Drs. SI UI KEY & PALEN, U00 and 1111 Giraid Street, PhIladel * phia., Pa. P IAN S n,Upright and Square. ie superIority of the '- STIEFF" -os Is recognized and acknowledged e highest musical authorities, and mand for them Is as steadily In aslng as theIr merits are becomIng gnore extensively known. JIighest Honors over all) AmerIean and many European rivals at the I:ave the Endorsement of over 100 different Colleges. Seminaries and Schools as to their DurabIlity. They are Perfect in Tone and Work mnanship and Elegant in Appearance. A larP-e assortment of secondl-ha:id Pianos atlways on hand, Genieral Wholesale Agents for Bardett, Falace, Sterig, New Eag gland, and Wilcox and White OR G ANS. AN OS and ORGANS sold on EASY IN STALLIENTS. P'iarnos taken in Exchange, also thor o 4ghly repaired. i'Send for Illustrated Piano or Or gan Catalogue. Chas. M. Stieff, >IO, 9, NORTH LIBERTY-STREE~T, BALTIMORE. MD. t'Wear .. Aaent, Netberry. heap ! Cheaper I I Cheapest !!! WRITING PAPERS. DOWN THEY GO. Commercial Note 5, 10 and 15 cents per quirc. Billt Note, flue, 15 cents per quire. Gilt-edge Note, 15 cents per quire. Envelopes 5, 10 and 15 cents per pack. -AT TIIE HERALD BOOK STORE. A NEW SUPPLY -OF SCHOOL BOOKS JUST RECEIVED -AT HE HERALD BOOK STORE. - :0: STATIONERY-ALL KINDS. - :0: Music 5 ceu ts. Pape:crie 10, 13, 20 and 25 cents. Books wnicii cost 10, 15, 25 aud;50 cents, it 5 and 15 cents. I want to make room for Fall S,ock. I respec:;ully solicit a call from my f, itnds, ad a si.are of castom. Aug 28 ,5 if MRS. T. F. GRENEKER. 110' TO SAVR . . $16 FOR $10. $20 FOR $13. $25 FOR $15. WATCHES : ELGIN OR WALTHAM WATCHES IN SOLID SILVER DOUBLE CASES, ST ABOVE PRICES FOR 60 DAYS ONLY. EVERY WATCH WARRANTED. GENTS' SOLID GOLD WATCHES FROM $25 UPWARD. FOR PARTICULARS WRITE TO I C EL I E E'S JEWELRY PALACE, CHARLESTON, S. C. Nov. 15-1y. NEWBERRY EIEALtEACADE11Y9 A. P. PIFER, Principal. r HE NEXT SESSION WILL BEGIN on 17th of September,1SS4. Course >f instruction as thorough as at any ?emaie School in the St.tte, while the )rice of Tuition in the Academic, lusic and Art Departments is corn >aratively low. For particulars in Iuire of the Principal, or of S. P. 7oozer, Sec'y, Newberry, S. C. Aug. 31-2mn. 0 . BR NHUi DmueWest FEMALE_COLLEGE NEXT SESIION~ begioa Monday. Oct. 8th. ~umber of pupis past year 1S7. Number of eachers 12. Failities for French, Music and 'antitng unsurpassed. Cost of board and reg lar tuition for year, $165.00. For Cata ogue apply to the President.ENEY Aug 2835 2m Due West, S. C. Hides Wanted. Green and Dry Hides wanted. High. ~st market price paid. JAS. SINGLETON, Sept 4tf .Stall No. 6. Liver, Kidney or stomach Trouble. Symptoms: Impure blood, coetive bowels, rregutar appetite, sour belchin, pains in sde, back arnd heart, yellow urine, burning ,rath. n desrel f redk,chills, fevrs izyheaI wih dul i n back par,ls f memory. fogg sight. For the.se troubles SWAYN 'S PILa" are a sure cure. Box, 30 Pills), by mail, 25 eta.. 5 tor St.00. Ad ress, DR. IiWAYNE & SON, Philada., Pa Sold by Druggists. Jas. S4-ly. TiE IIEIWJD AND EW, 15 PUBIIH ED EVERY THURSDAY MORNING At Newberry, S. C. BT THO8. F. GRENEKER, EDITOR AND PROPRBIETOB. TERS-S2,00 PR AINUM, Invariably In Atlyance. Done at this Omeie. A t Law FtIS for Mukb. Democratic Nominees FOR PRESIDENT, STEPHEN GROVER CLEVELAND, Of New York. FOR VICE- PRiESIDENT, THOMAS A. HENDRICKS Of Indiana. FOR GOVERNOR, HUGH S. THOMPSON. FJR LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR. JOHN C. SHEPPARD. FOR SECRETARY OF STATE, J. N. LIPSCOMB. FOR TREASURER, J. P. RICHARDSON. FOR ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR GENERAI. A. M. MANIGAULT. FOR COMPTROLLER GENERAL, W. E. STONEY. FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL, C. R. MILES. FOR SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION, ASBURY COWARD. FOR CONGRESSMAN THIRD DISTRICT, D. WYATT AIKEN. FOR SOLICITOR SEVENTH CIRCUIT, D. E. DUNCAN. For the State Senate, J. A. SLIGH. For the House of Representatves, 8. POPE. 0. L. S"HUM PERT. W. D. HARDY. For Sheriff, W. W. RISER. For School Commissioner, G. G. SALE. For Judge of Probate. J. B. FELLERS. For Clerk of Court, J. Y. McFALL. For Coroner, J. N. BASS. For County Commissioners. E. C. LONGSHORE. J. A. CROMER. A. J. LIVINGSTON.! For County Anditor, W. W. HOUSEAL. For County Treasurer, A. H. WHEELER. APPOINTMENTS. The following is a list of the ap pointments that have been made b; the State Democratic Committei and the dates on which the severa mass meetings will be held. Eaci mass meeting in the State wil be addressed by Senator Hamptoi or Senator Butler, several of thi candidates on the State ticket, th, candidate for Congress in the sev eral districts, the candidates fo Presidential electors, the candi dates for Solicitor and other emi ment members of the party : Newberry C. H., Friday, Oct. 2 Winnsboro, Saturday, Oct. 4. Laurens C. H., Saturday, Oct.25 Abbeville C. H., Tuesday, Oct. i Camden, Tuesday, Oct. 7. Lexington C. H ,Thursday,Oct .9 Edgefield C. H.,Thursday, Oct. 5 Aiken, Friday, Oct. 10. Barnwell C. H., Saturday, Oct. 11 Orangeburg C. 11., Saturday Oct. 11. Chesterfield C. H., Tuesday Oct. 14. Walterboro, Tuesday, Oct. 14. Hampton C. H.,'1 hursday,Oct. 16 Bennettsville, Thursday, Oct. 16 Darlington C. H., Friday Oct. 12 Marion C. H., Saturday, Oct. 18 Beaufort C. H., Saturday, Oct.1l6 Cor way, Tuesday, Oct. 21. Georgetown C. H., Thursday Oct. 23. Kingstree, Friday, Oct. 24. Sumter C. H , Saturday, Oct. 25 Manning, Tuesday, Oct. 28. Charleston, Wednesday, Oct. 29 Mount Pleasant, Berkeley Coux ty, Thursday, Oct. 30. Columbia, Friday, Oct. 81. LOVE FROM THE SECOND STORY. The particulars of an interestini love escapade near Glouceste Court House, Va., is given in recent Baltimore dispatch as fol lows: The participants were Clat ence Jenkins, aged 30 years, ani Miss Jessie Blake, aged 17, daugl ter of a prosperous and highly re spected farmer, residing nes Gloucester. The couple have know each other many years, and thel friendship gradually ripened int love. Owing to his daughter' lover being a poor man, the fathe of Miss Blake objected to the int macy, and a few weeks ago tol Jenkins not to come to the housi The lovers met clandestinely. Fina ly arrangements were made for a elopement. On Wednesday nigh soon after midnight, Jenkins ei tered the yard of the Blake dwel ing, placed a ladder against th house and ascended to the portic in front of Miss Blake's windov The young lady, attended by he elder sister, was in waiting. Whil the bride-elect was in the act< descending upon the ladder, it fe out of position, and she narrow] escaped injury. Jenkins was cot pelled to reach the ground by rope made of the bed clothing. Ti lovers went to the river landing where a rowboat was in waiting They then went to Yorktowi where they took the train for Nei port News, thence to North Carol na, where the marriage was sole! nized. The newly married coup: returned and were forgiven I Blake. A ebeulaas=h gbeItai pIasap "oetray. A DREAM OF HOME. Take twe to the dear old farm, when th clover' is in bloom; Let me wet my feet in the dew-bathed grass and breath its sweet prefume; Give me a seat 'neath the o1d roof-tree, t draught trom the homestead well, A rf-inp in the meadow or up on the hill where tie echoes used ti <dwell; And in one hour of calm delight, I'll liv( again the years Whien the t.ittcrest grief was swept away in t flood of transienit t-ars. I se e again the vine-clad porch, the rose bush by the gate. Where the brightest gleams of sunset seemee to love to linger late: The gmay barn in iit' distance, the sprinl housae near at hand, Th.: crystal spring, rutid the limpid strean with rustic bridges spanned: The orchard and the garden, the fields o waving grain, The cattle in the meadow, the pet lamb i the lnne; And [ hear the reaper's voices, and scythi blades, ringing sweep. The whistle of the meadow-latk, the bleat ing of the sheep; The tuneless troning of the bees that rol the jassdine. The buzzing of the summer fly, and all the farm-yard's din; Discordant sounds to others' ears, but not they come io me More welcotne than the dulcet notes o sweetest harmony. It was a dream. No more for me those sighti aad sounds so dear; My hotue has b-en a sranger's for this man3 and ina((y a year The house is gone, and on the spot wher memory sees it stand Looms up a towered mansion for a cl.ild o tortune plannsed. And art has changed the orchard,. th meadow an<d the fe-ld To"grounds" that but the rarest fruits ani choicest flowers may yield. I would not know the spot again. but har( by is the grove Where rest thc mouide" ng fo:ms of thoa w oseltneiory I hove; Anid i:i be r-,rv'e, ard by the- side, beneat the locust's abiade Some cay, em many years, perhaps, my bod' wi' be laid. -G.:h B iitle, in De nores's Montb'y. fistUIants. BItOADBRIYI'1 NEW VORB LETTEIR. A traveller passing along Madi son Square looking in at the differ ent hotels could not fail to noticf the extraordinary change that hat taken place there in the last tw< years. Two years ago the Fifti Avenue hotel, which was alwayt respectable, was comparatively plain house-that is to say, tha i while the traveller could find ther every substantial comfort that i reasonable man could look for ther< was but little of what fashionabl< r noodles call style, but plenty o what sensible people call comfort But as I said a change has comt over us, and now "Solomon in al his glory was not arrayed like unt< one of these." When Ed. Stokes was releasei from States prison he started foi Leadville, and there in the fusl time discovered the goose that lait the silver eggs, and secured the eggi and the goose too. Though hi might not be fortunate in his lov< affairs, he inherited the Stoke's finan ciering ability, and they were i race of money getters, and wha they got they kept. The famil' was one of the must respectable ii the city, and ranked with the ol1 Iblue blood. Th y have been mer chant princes an ibankers for ser eral generations and occasionallj they have f irnished an eminen lawyer and p;reac'.er, but most o the Stokes were marchants or finan ciers, and they were almost univer sally successful. The first gres shadow that fell across the familj pathway was one afternoon severa years ago when New York wal startled with the intelligence thai Jim Fisk had been shot. It is nol often that the death of any man ir a great city like ours, makes mued impression on the passing hou The tide is too mighty and the cur rent too swift for one man's life t< be of much account in its dalil record, where hundreds die. Bu Jim Fisk was not an ordinary man From a peddler's wagon in nly years he had worked,his way up t the head of one of the greatest rail roard corporations in the world, and he then deliberately sat down t< plunder it. What mystic inniuence was it that drew him to an insi~ r ificant little man, between him an< whom it would seem thieve neve could be anything in common? rThis little man was Jay Gould .a name destined to be beard il S fnancial circles throughout tly *world; a name before which Bull .and Bears should tremble in tI zenith of their power; a name 1< conjure with as with a magicia" spell, and which in its day shoul< -represent a vaster railroad interes than any other man in thia grea globe, among the living or the dead? rNothing could be conceived mor ropposite than these two men. Fisi was an obese giant, turning the seal at 278 and sometimes reaching nes i300. Gould was an attenuated ant tomy, scarcely reaching ninety-fi pounds and who considered himsel corpulent at 100. Fisk was a di bauchee, a spendthrift and a raka Mr. Gould was a pattern of cot .jugal continence; he loved his horn ,and when not engaged in makin .money was generally to be foun .there. Fisk was a loud monthe braggart and a boaster, tellin eeverybody what he was groing to d Gould seldom if ever spoke of hl affairs and never trusted any on with the secrets of hit busines: *FMaI askehtAA Ia sal aeahI m~ the belief of those who know the leaders best that Tammany will knife Cleveland at the jolls. Patrick Egan's lrtter to the Ne braska editor has .au-ed an im mense sensation The Indepen dents, though tew, are working like l-avers and asking themselves --What will the Harvest be." An swer-Nix. Their gran has fallen on the rock and the winds blew it away. They are a lot of weak sisters. Stocks and oil are still on the ragged edge. Yours truly. BROADBRIM. THE HURSTS ON THE ROAD. Miss Lula Hurst is at this mom ent in San Francisco, unless some accident has happened to the train by which she has been traveling Westward for the past week. Miss Hurst is due to open in the princi pal city of the pacific slope this evening. So is Mr. Paul Atkinson. Mr. Atkinson will open his mouth. It is incinLated that Miss Hurst has recently developed some new and rather startling characteristics, which are more or less shared by the interesting family party of which she is so ornamental and use ful a member. Before the Hurst family began to gyrate through the country in pursuit of the dollars of the inconsiderate they had been en tirely content to feast. upon a plen titude of that Southern delicacy of all seasons, which goes by the tech nical though not involved name of hog and hominy. It is still further given out that they were perfectly satisfied to partake of it from a plain board table, or a log, or even a shovel. But up to a month ago, since they began to make money with the entertainment at their com mand, the ordinary, everyday table of the ordinary hotel has not been good enough for them. on the other hand, their meals have been consumed entirely in their own rooms. Since their recent vacation, however, they have assumed a hor ror-stricken view of useless expen ditures, and some of the perform unces of the people on the way to San Francisco have been highly edifying. In the first glace, they were unwilling to go, ostensibly be cause under their contract they were expected to pay their own fares, but in reality because they had understood that the manager had received a large certainty for their appearance on the Pacific coast by which he was likely to make as muck money as they did. That obstacle having been ever come, they set about getting their tickets, the formula being some what curious. First, Mr. Atkinson went to the agent of one railway, brought his double-edged smile to bear upon him, and secured a rate Then he reported to Miss Lulu, who repoted to Papa Hurst, who report edi to Mamma Hurst. Mamma Hurst told Ptapa Hurst it was too much, Papa Burst told Miss Lulu it was, altogether too much, and Miss Lulu told Mr. Atkinson it.was outrageous. Then Mr. Atkinson arose and girded up his smile, and went for the agent of the opposition line, who gave him a slightly lower rate. The same process of report ing was again gone through with, the same system of replies was fol lowed, and the same smile was once more wrapped about Mr. Atkinson, who again went to the original agent. This business was carried on for the best part of a day, and it ultimately saved the Hurst fam ily some $20, though it produced wear and tear on Mr. Atkinson's smiles to an extent largely in excess of that amount. Finally, Mamma Hurst gave the ticket money to Papa Hurst, who gave it to Miss Llu, who gave it to Mr. Atkin son, who gave it to the agent. For several days the Hursts traveled la the day coaches in order to avoid paying sleeping car fares, but they fnally capitulated after an unsuc cesful attempt to exchange their tickets for others giving second class accommodations, with the proviso that they might ride in the Pqllman cars at night, Absurd as this story seerus, it is, neverthe less, an exact record of actual eemts; and it goes to indicate that, it there is no error about the cher ished declaration that economy is wealth, the Hurst "boodle' must be in an exceedingly opu!ent condi tion.-New York T imes. EQUAL TO A REGIIENVT, "Pa," said a little Kentucky boy, "what is the title of a .man who commands a regiment?" "Colonel, my son.' "Do you command a regiment?' "Yes, somewhat, I don't com mand a regiment of soldiers," the colonel explained. "We. are ha, ing times of peace. nowt I only command your mamma." "Is my mamma a regiment?' "Yes, indeed," he replied, with a sigh, "your mamma is a regiment a whole regimeont."-Call. Th e girl whose face invariably wars a sweet smile must he cone good suppers. and was never so happy as when surrounded by a dozen harlots and a few friends as loose as himself; he indulged in those costly and lavish feasts at which New York stood aghast four. teen, or fifteen years ago. The fact was. that we were rushing headlong to shame and degradation, when suddenly the pistol of Ed. Stokes awakened us from our dream. What depth of infamy we would have reached if it had not been for that. - God only knows, for in the wake of t this notorious man were following thousands and thousands of young men who were led to believe that money was the "Open Sesame" to r every good thing. The Ninth Regi ement of War Veterans had dis graced itself by making this pol troon its Colonel-a man who had never seen a battle and knew no more about the duties of a soldier than a horse. On the fourth of July before his death, Tammany Hall had received him with open arms, and standing beside the great Sagamore Tweeed, Jim Fisk made his first and last public speech, but the pistol of Ed. Stokes dissolved the firm of Fisk & Gould, and hence forth Gould, as the M an of Destiny, was doomed to tread the wine press alone. For two mortal years of agony !7d. St.kes stood under the shadow of -the scaffold. Twice the sentence of the Courts was affirmed, and twice the gallows was erected on which he was to swing. Once only a few short hours seemed to inter vene between him and a shameful death. No wonder that his hair turned white as snow when he thought of the priceless treasure he had thrown away forever for a har lot's smile. But his lucky star was in the ascendant. The Court of Appeals gave him a new trial. The grade of his crime was changed from murder in the first degree to the third. He served his term out, made another fortune in Leadville and returned to New York. Many people circumstanced as Ed. Stokes was would have avoided observa tion, but he did not ; he sought it in the most public place in the city, and took the Hoffman House, just above the Fifth Avenue Hotel. His first attempt at notority was his bar-room, which was admitted to be one of the most magnificent in the city. Costly statuary, magnificent bronzes, rare articles of vertu and ornaments, met you at every turn, and finally New York was amazed at the purchase of a Bongerou-the price was said to be $40,000. No such picture had ever been seen in r America before, and there are few such in the world. It is not such a picture as one would like to see in any public gallery (and I believe it was denied a place in the Grand Salon at Paris), but it is a marvel of art and has drawn thouaands of visitors to Ed Stokes' bar. All the appointments are costly and rich, and it is the central place in 1town where you can meet all the fast young men-fellows who drive their fast cracks on Harlem Lane, antiquated rovers who take their Ssherry and eggs. and sporting m3n from all parts of the country who drop in to chat and get the latest tips from Jay I See or Maud 8. When the Fifth Avenue Hotel be gan its alterations, Ed. Stokes wait ed till they had finished and then went them one better. I dropped into the Hoffman the other day and was struck with wonder at the Schange. It is the headquarters of the Democratic National Commit. tee, but there is nothing Demo. cratic about it. Gold, gold, gold, is around you everywhere, rich Sarmoire, carvings, frescos, and Se verything else on a scale of lavish extravagance, wonderful to behold. As far as display is concerned the SFifth Avenue Hotel and every other Sin town is distanced and eclipsed. Who will be the next aspirant for fame? I know not, but in the midst Sof all this bewildering beauty Ed. SStokes stalks about, a spectre gloom seems to hang on him like a pall. SPerhaps it is the shadow of the gal. lows, the memory of which will not pass away. If so, I do not envy - him all his splendid surrouzndings. g The-intense beat which made us a think that the earth's crust was e growing thinner and that a possible y volcano was under New York, has a passed away. It was dreadful. It j was calculated to exercise a whole t some influence on sinners, for they t said if it is as hot as this here what must it be in Gehanna (latest trans e lation), but it did not. I heard Smore profanity in those five days e than I usually hear in an average r three months; but a change has come, delightful and refreshing, and e now we are fairly launched into the * pleasant fall Business is improv . ing, notwithstanding the roar of thE . coming election, Both parties are now fairly in the , field and each day sees increas& activity at the different headquar d ters. Tammany has spoken, hui d there are many here who think it Ii g not much of a speech after all. Thi >. great body of the people here arn 5 in as much of a fog as they wer4 e before the pronunciamento. Fev~ s. el ee aemc stoch ii EVIIs OF 'Ti'E t'iEDIT ,IS TEN. Among newspaper publishers in this country outside of our leading cities, there prevails an almost un iversal credit system--a system that is as old as the newspaper press itself, and a system that is fraught I with disadvantages and difiiculties in every direction. We believe we hazard nothing in assuming that no class of business men in the com munity suffers to so great an extent from the evils of extended credits as the newspaper publishers. In stead of decreasing with the rapid growth and general prosperity of the whole country, the system ap pears to be getting a stronger foot hold from year to year, and it would seem high time that publishers should take cognizance of the fact, and cut loose from its pernicious influences and demand from patrons the same consideration that other tradesmen receive. The average country publisher takes subscrip tions on a year's time. When due perhaps twenty-five to fifty per cent. pay promptly, twenty-five per cent. pay when .it suits their convenience, and the remainder never pay. In the latter instances the amounts are so small and the chances so slim that the publisher does not care to take the risk of paying out more in the effort to force collections than he is likely to get back again. He eniures the imposition until he can stand it no longer, and, finally cuts off the "dead beats" and relegates their worthless indebtedness to his profit and loss account. What greater right has a man who sub scribes for a newspaper for one year to ask or expect credit from the publisher than he has to -ask his grocer, hardware or dry goods deal er to trust him one year for $1.50 or $2.00 worth of goods? Custom is the only excuse for it, and we feel fully justified in denominating it an abominable custom-the un doubted curse associated with count ry newspaper publishing and the one that keeps many a publisher's "nose to the grindstone" year in and year out, It's baneful efects are visible everywhere in his busi ness. He cannot afford to furnish as much reading matter, or as large a paper as he would wish; neither can he afford to make needed im provements in the mechanical de partments of his office to sustain his paper in typographical appear ance to the standard of metropoli tan sheets with which he is obliged, in a measure, to comypete.- He buys only what he cannot get along with out, and frequently runs in debt for that, thereby paying considerable more than he would if he could go into market with the cash for his purchases. In short, he is placed at a great disadvantage, no matter in what direction he moves, and his lot is a discouraging one. Thus, also, those who force him into :this position by asking credit, not only strike a blow at tlsir county paper, but at themselves as well, and would reap part of the beneOts of a reformation. Very freqnently those who subscribe for the home paper also take one from abroad. They never think of asking for credit from the foreign 1publisher; then why from the home publisher? ,The practice is onethat should no long er be tolerated, and publishers who' have their own welfare at heart should lose no time in abolishing it. In our judgment a list of 500. advance paying subscribers is of greater advantage to the publisher than a list of 1000 on the credit plan. The adoption of the advance pay system would doubtless :result in the loss of some subscribers, but we Imagine the loss would only be temporary. Those who subscribe for the county paper take it, as a rule, for local news-news that can not be obtained elsewhere-and as soop as they learn that the publisher conducts his business on business principles, they will tall into the habit of paying' him as they do the publishers of foreign papers. It is a correct saying that if you place a low estimate on the valae of your own product (and crediting sub sriptions to Tom, Dick and Harry on their own time is doing just that thing) others are apt to- place a lower value. The editors of the different states meet in convention once a year, and we sincerely hope and would recommend that at the various meetings to be held this summer the subject be discussed and some united action taken to eradicate the evil If is old enough and has done mischief enough to be placed on the retired list.-The Trype Founder, Chicago. BOTfl WERE BOSS. A guest entering burriedly sur prises a man and wife flushed, in dignant and dishevelled. "What's the matter?" he asks. Husband (triumphantly)-" We are settling as to who is boss!" Guest-"Have you settled it?" Wife-(victoriously) -"We have!" IGuest-"Which is it?" Ma zine. Thme best muisle for a dog 1s a Ivove maia NO KISSES ALLOWED. It was at the Northwestern R il way uepot the other day whp- a number of young ladies stepped out of a passenger car that had just ar rived ani were ardently reeeived by long line of waiting kinsfolk, lov -rs and ft iends They wer" all young and pretty, but : they shook hands with their people in the tuost melancholy and subdued fashion. and I noticed that some of d,hem even gave a too impulsive friend a little push, as if to ward offEan un welcome embrace. But this was a case when --The eyes speak most when the lips move not;, And some of the fair young things were evidently just ready to cry. They were "sweet' girl grad uates in their golden hair," and they dared not kiss their -friends on meeting them at the depot, be cause it was against the rules of school; .too public, not. a proper place. Now isn't that positively awful'" "How do you stancl itr" asked a Chicago friend of a seminary girl. "Oh, we don't live in dipots," she said, with a merry twinkle of her eye, "and when we get home we just make up.for lost time." "So do we," chimed in one girl who bad a blonde lover with her, "don't we, George?" "I should- blush," said G :orge, and he did. "You see they won't allow us to kiss up there," iaid the prettiest girl in the crowd; "think it demo ralizes the brakeman and" conduc tors and passengers. We don't care much when it's only -ourselves we have to practice on, but when it comes to visitors, it's pretty hard." "Don't we make it up, though, when we get home, echoed another of the crowd; "we just kies and kiss again. Oh, ms!" This piece of scholastic severity is only equalled by the stir which has recently been made in this city over a two-hours' session in one of the public schools on the sentiment of love as defined in Longfellow's Evangeline. The su perintendent of the school came to their defense, and the irate tai-pay ers, who feared they were being de .iauded in their educational rights, were soothed again. It reminds tge of the time Charles Wydham first rilayed his elegant parlor comedies in Chicago - "Caste," "School" and others that will never be forgotton. Well, if my memory serves me-right, one of the questiond in "School" is: "What is lover" and the various definitions that are given by big and little girls are amusing and entertaining. To 6nd such salad freshness among the parallelograms and byputhen. uses is refreshing, even if it is not ed ucational in a book sense.-Chicago Cor. Detroit Free Press. 11181I EGS WERE SAFE. M. Boutibouse,'the French sav ant, -served in Napoleon's army, . and was present 'at many engage. ments. At the battle of W1agram, in 1809, he w as in the heat of the -" fray. The ranks around him hal l been terribly thinned by shot, and at sunget' he was nearly isolated. While reloading his inMktt he was shot down by a cannen ball: 'IHis impression was that' the bail? had passed througth his legs. below his knees, completely severing them, for he suddenly sank down, shor.e ened, as h'e believed, to the extent of about a foot in meastirement. The trunk of the body fell back ward on the ground, and the man's senses were paralysed by the shock. Thus he lag, motionless, among the wounded anid deadf all night, not 2 daring to move, when conscious ness partially returned; teet the loss of blood should be fatally in creased. Thast he felt .no pain he ~ attributed to the stunning effect of the shock on his 'nervous system, and his faculties - were still too numb to reason why .he .had not bled to death.. At early dawn he was arousedl by one of the medical staff, who catae round to help the wounided "What's the mnater with you, my good5elov?'said'the sur geon. 'fAli touah me tenderly, fi doctor,'' replied Mi. Boutibouse, "a - cannon ball has capiedsff both of my legs." The surgeon eumwined the limbs refered 'to, and then giv ing him a good shake, said with a loud laugh, "Get up with yous there's nothing the matter. with your legs !" M. Boutibouse sprang up, in utter astonishment, and spod firmly on the legs 'which he h.a4 thought loot forever. ej-felt~ more thankful," said he, "than i had ever felt in the whole course of my lifeY before. I had not a wound about me. I had, indeed, been shot down - byz an immense cannon ball, but instead of passing through my leg as I firmly believed it had, the ball had passed under my feet and had ploughed a hole inthe earth beneath at least a foot in depth, into whiich my feet suddenly sank, giving me the Idea thatlIbad been thus shor tened by the loss of my legs. Good walsb~I~ t