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RNAL VOLUME XIX. WINCHESTER, TENNESSEE, THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 1880. NUMBER 14. TOPICS OF THE DAY. Texas expects its tax on commercial travelers to yield $60,000 a ytar. One of his arJent admirers lately scut Prof- Huxley a check for 5,(00. J r is said that Bret Harte is more popular in Englaud than Irving ever was , Soi'TiiKRN California papers are agi tating the project of forming a new State. There aro now six telegraph cables connecting the United States with Europe. Ex-Governor Brown, the new Georgia Senator, is the richest man in his State. The net profits of Ingersoll's two tectums in Booth's Theater, New York, were f 3,500. Three cas?s of leprosy have been discovered in Chinatown, San "Fran cisco, within a month. Remember that tidal wave which is to sweep over Coney Island July 22 Venuor has predicted it. Frienis of Governor Wiltz, of Louisiana, have paid $15,000 for a house in New Orleans, and will present it to his wife. Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowb is reported to have made a profit of $2,000 an acre out of her orance grove in Florida during the past year. The London Globe has come to the conclusion that the working classes in the United States are far more thrifty than those of Great Britain. The Cincinnati Industrial Exposition of Art and Industry will open in their grand permanent buildings ou Septem ber 8, and continue till October 9. The value of weather signals is ac knowledged by increased appropriations and increased interest in the subject, both in this country and in Europe. They have a man down in Georgia who is said to be one hu idred and twe ty-fivo years old. His name U Jsn.es Ingraham, and he lives at Wynn's Mill. Ma bk Twain Bays that he can't write in a "fixed up" room. When he needs inspiration he takes his paper and pen? and retires to an unfurnished room in his stable. Tub proposed ship canal across the IState of Florida has been surveyed, and the cost estimated at $50,000,000. That would be a pretty good price to pay for the State. General Melikoi-'f lately submitted to the Czar a proposal for the establish ment of a two-house assembly, but the Enif eror only reproached him for mak ing the suggestion. Prince Napoleon has left Paris to escape, it is said, being compromised by the threatened Commuuistic demonstra tion which the Bonapartists are reported to be stirring up. The London .lanc-.l, which Is as good authority as can be found, calls it cruelty to women to make them stand all day, as those employed in retail stores are obliged to do. Miss Kate Field will soon go to Europe to consult Worth with regard to establishing relations between the London and New York Ladies' Co operative Dress Association. We are now told that the Egyptian obelisk has been placed c n board a ves sel which will sail for New York. It is certainly time. We have almost gotten tired hearing about this thing. Southern Indiana and Ohio promise an increase of 20 per cent, in the yield of wheat this vpar over last. It is now predicted that the harvest of 1880 in-the West will be the largest ever known. A correspondent of the Nebrask Fnrmrr i " Nebraska farmers seem to have gone back to the primitive mode of sowing (wheat) by hand, and some are even using cradles to narvesi wun Pa i.pstiwb man tin hnnoht $25,000,000. and by judicious management could be made to pay handsome dividends. Some millionaire out of employment should avail himself of the opportunity Since the opposition of Sir Henry Wolf, Fowler and O'Donnell to Charles Bradlaugh being admitted to his seat in the English Parliament, they have re ceived numerous letters threatening murder. All the ereat powers of Europe have united in a determination to com bine, by force if necessary, to compel Turkey to comply wifh the reforms or other stipulations of the Berlin, treaty of 1878. m . . Business is irwa-flouns'iiDK condition in Alabama; . rn-ilmatt every county labor is in dfmfoeVaJgl there is -an un- wual i&o;;4?.lfending in the towns. Steam is more generally' u&d The- Brooklyn bridge will cost about i $2,000,000 more,, or $13,250,000 in all. Its central span .is 1,595 feet long, or GOO feet longer than the next largest in Cincinnati. It will probably bo all completed within a year. Mr. Archuiild Formes, the well- known war correspondent of the Loude n Daily AtwD, proposes visiting this coun try in September, and intends to give here a new lecture entitled " Royal People I Have Met." A ferocious bulldog broke his chain at Wheeling, Va., and attacked a very old woman. She made all the defense she could, but he threw her down, bit her with savage fury, and finally killed her.. Her son, maddened by the s;ght, chopped the brute to pieces. The law do?B not show a wise dis crimination in the matter of prize righting. Those who tight should be permitted to indulge in the sport to their heart's content, but every one looking on at a fight should be arrested and punished severely. Prof. Shaler treats in the Atlantic of the future of the mining of precious metals on the American continent. He predicts a vast increase in the produc tion of the precious metals; that of silver to b3 the most important, that of 150k to le the more steady. Some trouble is anticipated in get ting a correct census of the Chinese in California, as they do not understand what the information is wanted for, and suspect that a'l is not right. The good offices of the Chinese Minister will doubtless be invoked to remove the sus picions of hie fellow countrymen. The following squib is go'ng the rounds: "A Dakota man has a novel Indian relic in the shape of a perfectly formed skull, with an arrow shot into the eye and piercing the brain." Now, if some one will get another skull and run an arrow into the ear, "piercing the brain," almost any museum will be ready to set up a correspondence with him. II. G. Vernor, the weather prognos- ticator of Montreal, has predicted that the first of June will be fall-like, with frost'4. July will be a terrible month for storms, with terms of intense hear, but another fall-like relapse, with frosts, will in all probability occur about the 20th of the month. He says: "I fear the storms of thunder and hail will be of unusual severity djiring July." The. acquittal of John Link, after a long and exciting trial in Hillsboro, Ohio, pfoves the tendency to sympathise with men who commit crime in behalf of women. Link's stepfather aud step brother threatened and abused his mother. He fought thein and killed them. The jury heard the evidtnee and pronounced him not guilty, and pub'ic sentiment will be very apt to sup port the jury. The Sunerintendent of the New Jersey Central Eailroad has established sensible rule for the prevention and control of forest fires. He has directed the removal of all brush and other in flammable substances for a space of 25 feet on either side of the railroad tracks, and the storing of hose and other apparatus, which is to be kept in constant readiness to put out fires, at specified stations on his line In Ohio Township. Madifon County, fnwa. a few weeks aco. a cow gave birth to thirty-five calves all at one time, one of them being about two-thirds the size usually attained by calves at birth, one about the size oi a lamo, ami me remainder of them about the size of rats and mice. They were all perfectly formed, the little ones looking aa much like calves in everything except size as anything could look. The mother and eutire litter were dead when found. Tim nennla nf Canada are crumbling r, um-oIv nt thn trreat increase in their government expenses in the past nine " .... . . . m . 1 TT f i 1 Ol A. ' years. While those ot tne unueu ciaies have been considerably cut down, the InrsKo in thn rrmt nf "runninz the eovernment" in Canada is over 50 per B ..... 1 ! I cent. Judicial expenses nave lucreuteu per cent, ana pemienuaij exiicurco nor rant . whita the tiublic debt has sprung from $77,000,000 to $170,000,- 000 Riva PrrVt Sun: Con cress found it easy enough to suspend the rules the . . i i i other day ana pass me river ana nnruor appropriation bill. This bill had to be nn.rl r f!nn pressmen would have stood a poor show for re-election, but tpe paper DM was aeieaieu ucimuoo Congressmen voted against it "on prin ;i " Whan tl cornea to an extra va cant river and harbor bill, though, 6 . I iU .. i every Congressman principles ro ma way. m .'- 41.. nt another season w B ro " - , of remarkable occurrencet-or .tones. North Carolina comes to the front with the latest, it being stated that a woman who was exnumeuuj B.,o . , - having been buried two-daya, aroae and walked home, assisted by the would-be w . . . .. ),. had suffic ent v rooDeri mwi ""v. . , . 7 , recovered from their fright to render SOUTHERN NEWS. The last Mississippi Legi-latiirc passed seven hundred pages of new laws. The sportsmen of Alabama have or gan i,ed a State Association. Tiikhe arc seven or eight caniuuatet for State Auditor in North Carolina. Hki'orts of the wheat crop in Tennes see are still gloomy. The hnu?es in Charleston, S. C, are to be renumbered. South Carolina has 20,000 colored Good Templars. EiiiHTY-rwo houses were built during the past year at Athens, Ga. CT.Anit Mills prono'cs to undertake an equestrian statue of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. The glass works of Wheeling, W. Va., are unable to fill the orders made for their products There will be more grain and citton raised in Texas this year than during anv three previous years, The authorized capital of the Sibley Cotton M ils, at Augusta, Ga., has been increased to $1,000,000. Only two cotton factories are in operation in Louisiana, both of which aie located in New Orleans. The United States Fish Commissioner is depositing a large number of young lish in the streams of South Carolina. The Sherman (Texas) Oil Mill is nearly completed. Its owners have on lund 000,000 bushels of cotton seed. New Orleans papers state that from the present outlook a magnificent crop of sugar will be harvested this season. . Almost the entire wheat crop on the lino of the Nashville 'and Chattanooga Railroad is seriously efl'ected with the rust. The Pratt Coal andCoak Company, of Jefferson Countv. Alabama, are now getting out three hundred tons of coal daily. One hundred tons of innngansio were mined, washed and shipped to England last week, from Augusta Coun ty, Va. The proposed ship canal across the northern end of the peninsula of Florida is just now attracting a great deal of at tcntion. Georcie Sex kins, of Barbour Coun ty, Ala., killed a rattlesnake which weighed forty-two pounds and had four teen rattles. The orange, grove of Mrs. Harriet Bcccher Stowe, at Mandarin, on the St. Johns, Florida, yielded last year $2,001) to the acre. The old Colonial church nt Halifax, N. C, is over a century old. In tlio chureli-yaril there is a tomb stone erected in 1772. The Alabama Stale Fa'r Association will hold an attractive exhibition th's year nt Montgomery, coiuinenu ng on the 8th of November. Mrs. Dr.i.n.A McICixnev. of iuu County, Ala., will lie one hundred years old on the 7th of November. She is n native of Tenn-ssop. I x some parts of Middle Tennessee tlie fanners have plowed up their wheat fields, h-iving lost all hopes of a crop nnd have planted vegetables A riAXd of negro robbers has hrcn discovered in Tallahassee, Fa. Thcv had fa'se keys, with which every door in the towucould be opened. In linker Countv. On., where l-.st year's cotton fcta'ks have been left stand ing, they have put out new leaves and have plenty of squares on them. The South Carolina Penitentiary has received orders for palmetto hats from the States of New York, Georgia. In diana, North Carolina and other States. Mil I kr It. Grant, who has been in the Savannah jail for a vear on the charge of embezzlement and forgery to the amount of $13,000, has been adjudged insane. Adams Coriiett, a miser, died near Falkland, Tilt County, N. C, aged jeventv. Over $7,000 were tounu wnicn he hail secreted, also $ 10,000 in Con federate notes. A popular vote in Powhatan County, Va.,on the question of subscribing $50,. D00 to aid tho Richmond and South western Railroad resulted in a large majority in favor of such aid. A YOU.xo man married, plowing, his wife hoeing, and his baby sleeping in the fence corner in a cradle, is wl lata gentleman saw near lianwcu, cently. Rice is becoming one ot tne mosi im portant grain crops planted in southwest Georgia. Tho rains nave g'""' - good start, and the largest. wv. made in that section is tiw season. There is a movement on foot to es tablish a large cotton factory at Clarks ville. Tenn.. which will employ from four to five hundred hands. The move is headed by men of means and business tact. m i i:J f'.An waiter Van. owned by T. F. Taylor, of Richmond, V . ia dead. She nrobably was one of the most "valuable" dogs in America, having earned upwards of fi.iwu in nrizes and from sales of her progeny. The town council of Jonesboro, Ga., ha arlnnled an ordinance prohibiting whispering or other disorder in the rear of churches during divine service, aim the town marshal has signified his in tention to enforce the order strictly. Rev. O. W. Briogb, the Southern Methodist minister at Galveston, in his recent lecture against Ingcrsoll, said a law ought to be passed making it high treason against the Governmont for any ono t) e press open disbelief in the JUble. In Wheeling, W. Va., a huge bull dog, weighing over 100 pounds, owned by a man named Gillespie, attacked the the mother of Gillespie, and almost killed her before assistance arrived. The dog then at acked his owner, and bit live or six other men before he could bo killed Near Chattanooga, Tenn., dipt. C. S. Peak and wife were driving on a steep turnpike, . near a precipice forty feet high, when their horse becamo unman ageable. The Captain and his wife had only time to leap from tho buggy when tho horse ran over the edge of tho precipice nnd was killed. Sleep ami Sleeplessness. Too much sleep is very injurious In its effects. The whole nervous system be comes blunted, so that the muscular energy is enfeebled and tho sensations and moral and intellectual manifesta tions are obtunded. All the bad ellects of inaction become developed The functions are exerted with less energy, the digestion is torpid, the executions are diminished, while, in some instances, the secretion of fat accumulates to no inordinate extent The memory is im paired, the powers of imagination arc dormant and the mind falls into a kind of hebetude, chiefly because the fune tions of the intellect are not sulfieiently cxci ted when sleep is too prolonged or too often repeated. To sle p much is not necessarily to be a good sleeper. Generally they are the Poorest sleepers who remain longest in bed-t e.. they awaken less icfre jied than if the time of arising were earlier by an hour or two. While it is true that children and young people require nu re sleep than their elders, yet it shou'd be the care of parents that over indulgence le not permitted. Whatever over-stimulates the circu'ation of the brain causes imperfect sleep, if not absolute sleepless ness. Although sleep is a natural and involuntary state, it may be greatly promoted by maintaining a good state of health; by daily open air exercise, or by riding or sailing with the face exposed to the air: bv having the stomach free fri.ni j lienw meal or anv lndnrestiole substance, and by thcuiii.d being undis lnil,e,l with cares. Ovcr-fatisiuc, inilul crone,, in food or drink bevond what n.itiire reninres. want of proper exercise menial disquietude, are all cau-es of sleeplessness llreathiiig in a confined or overheated apartment is ulso a not unusual cause ot broken slumber. The temperature most suitable for sleep is about sixty degrees, which gives the sensation ot neither heat nor cold, and admits of a moderate amount ol bed clothes being used. The best posture of sleep is to be on tho rijiht or left b de, with the arm crossed over the breast in front nnd the head well up ol tho pil low. 'I he mouth should he shut, so that the breathing may be carried on exclu- sivclv through the nose. Some, persons acquire a habit of .deeping with the moiltll open, WHICH causes mi; B"m" and offensive habit of snoring, (ioing to sleep while lying on the Davit slioum be avoided; as, besides inducing the sleeper to snore, it is apt to cause dis turbing dreams, it, isa wcii-iucriumu fact that sleep begins at, me cxircinmen, the feet sleep tir-t, and then the rest of the person. On this account, in order to fall asleep, wc require not only to compose the thinkine faculties, but to keep the feet still, the feet must also have an agreeable warmth. A German physician ol ceicoriiy nas lalelv been investigating the Biibject of early rising, and has come to tho con clusion that, far from making i man healthy, wealthy and wise, it lias iiiteili contrary eflect, and diortens life instead oi prolonging u. jo majority of cases which he has investi gated the long livers have indulged in la to hours, and at least eight out of every ten persons who attained the age of 80 and upwards were in the habit of not retiring to rest until the small hours, and remaining in bed until the day was far advanced. lie has no ilount whatever tii.it. eiirlv risimr is a most pernicious habit for those who go to bed late; and, like Charles Lamb, thinks it better tor everybody to delay getting up until the morning has had a chance to become well aired. The Coming Man Physically. I?? In Prof. C. W Emerson's lecture on the "Coming Man," delivered recently in Boston, before the Moral Educational Association, he gave this outline of his vision of the coining man physically: " We cannot hope that his physical de velopment will be absolutely perfect, but he will be so far ahead of '.he pres ent man .hat, could we see him in a vis ion, he would seem to us perfect, as in deed we ourselves would seem perfect to the people of ancient history. There must be great physical improvement in tho future man, because all the hind rances of health are being taken away We are getting interested in the well being of our bodies, superstitions are vanishing, we have learned that pesti lence and plague are the result of bad sewerage and tilth, and that the remedy lies within our reach. Statistics bear out this theory that man- is advancing towards physical perfection. There is greater longevity now than in the past, and men of seventy are now stronger than once men of sixty were. Phys ically, therefore, the coming man will be more robust. And by this is not meant more musular. but possessing more vitality of the whole system. As man becomes more healthy, he will become less susceptible to bad habits and temp tations. A periectly well man is nover a criminal. J t is when the nerves are deranged by drink evil habits, or to bacco (for no man ia perfectly well who has used tobacco for a - single month) that temptation cannot be resisted and crime follows." Lovk. undvine. solid love, whose root is virtue, can no more die than vir tue itself. -Eratmu. BATMSU WITH LIONS. Girlllng Encounter Willi Mont In Hie Jungle, or Ari K-u. Mr. F. Falkner Carter, lii charge of tho elephants attached to tho Royal lielgian expedition into Africa, gives the following exciting account of a sud den encounter which ho had with lions at Kerima, Central Africa, at which place ho bihI his caravan of one hun dred and eighty men had arrived. In a letter received from him by the last mail, dated from that station, he men tions tho dillicuUies ho had experienced in procuring animal food for his men. "Our only food," he says, " consists of Indian com, pounded between two stones, with a good sliaro of sand, ana only suit with it. It is well to have even this, but still, men accustomed all their lives to good animal foal cannot livo on such poor fair, and so I go out every second or third day with my gun and kill a zebra, eland, water-buck, etc. One of any of these enables us to live in clover for' a single day. A recent ex pedition of Ibis kind, however, nearly cost mo my life. I felt that 1 must go inaearch of food, as there was not at the time a morsel in c.unp, and so forth 4 sallied. Mv first shot was ul agiraile, into which I put two bullets, and then followed him over hill and dale until noo.i, when heat, thirst and want of food obliged nic to give Up the chase. After smoking a pipe and taking some rest I was oil' again; got a shot at a rubra, but missed him. '1 he zebra, I should mention, is the best meat in Africa. Rather disheartened, ami griev ing for the poor hollow-eyed fellows I should meet on my return, for whom I had nothing in the shape of food, 1 turned toward camp, and just at i:.'!0 p. m. a fine boar dashed past me. I sent a bullet through him at once, but on he Wcllt. I knew, however, wc shou'd find him dead a few bundled yards ahead, bv the quantity of blood in the long grass; so 1 followed, but just then sighted three .e bras -so dropped pig gic's trail and went oil' to try and stalk the zebras, In about ten minutes after I heard a fearful row, aud my two gun bearers said it was a rhinoceros. 1 laid hold of my No. 10 bore, handing my 'express' to my bearer, telling him and the 'man carry ing the smooth bore to keep close to me. I glided silently through the grass, over six feet high, until close to tho spot j then I knew that if it were a rhinoceros he was ly ng down, as I could not s?c a sign of him ; so I decided it must be two wiid boars fightings. Soniethii.; told mo they could not make such a i. irrible noise, which actually seemed to shake the ground and rend the very air around me. estrange to say, n never sn lien tliat the noise might have proceeded from lions, although the place i full of them, so 1 advanced boldly, dividing the grass with my rille 1 then discov cred three lions devouring the pig 1 had shot, and in that short time had finished half of it. The two nearest were within two feet of me, and the furthest three and a half feet. The brutes' beards, chests and claws were covered with blood. Though startled nt first, I was Verfeetly cool, nnd yet felt perfectly certain that I must be killed, as even a tame lion is savage when eating his food. The lion opposite caught sight of me at once, curled his lips, lashed his sides with his tail, but what the other were doing I cannot say, as my friend was in the act of springing, and 1 dare not take my eye oil' him for a second. At last he crouched for the spring, and I let drive in his face, retreating a step to give me a chance with the other barrel at one of the remaining two, determined to sell my life dearly, but, to my great delight these two sprang over the grass in opposite directions. I gave a sort of sigh of relief, looked around for my gun bearers, and there they were, fifty yardsoll, trembling with fear and Hue with fright. The rascals had run away, and I had no gun to fall back upon. 1 returned to p ck up my dead lion, but found he had crept away with a bullet through him. I followed his trail until the jungle got too thick, and it was nearly dark. London Stanlurd. Raltllng with a Hull. A colored man, in the employ of Mr. George Hubschmidt, in Pcrgan County, New Jersey,' went out into a field to drive a bull into a barnya'd. Ihe bull was rather vicious, but it had never at tacked tho men. This time, however, the animal made a plunge for the col ored man, knocking him to the ground, held him theie with bis fore feet, and attempted to gore him there with his sharp horns. The negro blruggled and fought as best he could, and succeeueu in dodging the blows several limes But finally the horn penetrated the man's cheek about an inch from the mouth. J he brute then gave a savage plungo and tore the ilesh around tho negro's chin, from a point about two inches from the left end of his mouth clear around to his right ear. This made a terrible wound, and the great arteries of the neck were narrowly missed. In spite of his wound the man continued to fight for his life. He succeeded in reaching a stone, with which he ham mered the bull in the eye until the ani mal, which was all this time holding his victim pinioned to the ground, was forced to let go. The bull then ran to the opposite side of the field, tossing his head and roaring with pain, the eye be ing almost entirely destroyed. The negro subsequently remarked that he made a square bull's-eye every time. Two men who happened along in an other field went as tar as the fence, but were afraid to go to the colored man a assistance, even after the bull had run away. He got up and staggered across the field to the fence, and then he sank bensehss. Dr. Van Gieson, of Patter son, was sent for, aud he dressed ihe wound. Dr. Van Gieson says he thiuks the negro will recover, although he says it was one of the narrowest escapes be over saw, as the man's windpipe was actually grazed by the sharp point of the bull's horn. We are told that "shrouds have no pocketa." And this will probably con tinue to be the fashion until a corpse causes an unpleasantness at a funeral by refusing to lie buried in a pocketless shroud. A'orrutown fltrald. Just From Deadwood. A Brooklyn bov, who had spent some six months in the Black Hills, htruck homo last week and sauntered up Fulton street. He was dressed in an antelope, rkin shirt, a pair of black tail deer skin pantaloons, beaded moccasins and a white felt hat with a brim liko a wagon wheel. He wandered into a saloon, thumped his list on the counter nnd howled for tan juice with a glittering eve, '"Will yer jine me, strangers?" he said to three or four gentlemen sitting at a table, adding as l''ey hesitated, " 1 reckon yc.'d better. With mo a invite means liquor or blood. Ye'd better conic up. They approached the bar, and all took beer, except one, who took cuter, ex plaining that bo had never touched spirits in his life. " Wall, I'll bo dogged!" roared the skin decked traveler. " Ef yer was with me wliar 1 hang out ye'd bo inter a hide. 'Cause thar's whar yer got tor drink, whether yer drink er not. 'flock!' " And he poured in the poison. " Where are you from, if I might ask?'' inquired the cider man. l'udit from the gulch. The clean up put me a few thousand ahead and I'm wanderin' tosco tho sights. You bet!" " From the mines?" " Straight from jist whar yer reckoned I was, stranger. I been inter tho Hills. Panned big and now I'm in fer a reg'lar old He. You bet!" " How aro things in the Hills now? Is business depressed or are things nour ishing?', " I don't know notbin' about them big words, but ef yer want fer tcrknow how things is, they're Ihar; right thar. I seen twenty minions i, money inm-u out o' mv niine in fourteen hours. That's trade! That s hittin gilt every wash, and don't yerforgit it ; you bet! '' " How docs Custer City seem to pro gress?" " 1 ain't no bizness with no Custer City I'm a miner, 1 am." " I saw in a recent paper that a num ber of troops have been moved to Fort Meade. Ho tln-y think there is any danger from Indians?" 'Injuns, Injuns, pard! Why there's niorc'n seven millions of 'em settin' around on the rocks waitiu' for a chance to lite in. Injuns! Why you don't know notbin' about Injuns here. I seen ten hundred thousand troops killed in an hour and a half. Hut I don'i mind no Iniuns! 1 tunneled under four tribes camped bait a mile from mv claim, and every dogged oncof them went up in the blast. You bet! There can't bo no In juns git away with a Miller, and don't yer forgit it!" ' "Head wood must be rather a danger ous locality. 1 bad no idea it was so exposed. " Hcadwood! Dangerous! Say, stran g r, if yer ever learned to gamble, jist put yer money on the statement that beadwood is dangorou-ly placed. Yer 11 win, pard. Yer' 11 scoop the pot each tussle, or count my judgment dome box." " Going to be in Brooklyn any length of time?" ".list come to take a squint at it. Say, show mo around. Show me to a faro bank. I've got too much dust fer com fort, and I'd liko tcr drop or pick up. Show me around, stranger, and I'll make yer proud of yersclf." " 1 don't think you would find mo a very good guide, for I've only been here a comparatively short time, but pcrhnpt ono of my friends who reside here, would" " lton't belong here? Whar yer from, stranger? Wliar's yer tepee?'5 " 1 lire in Peadwood, ' responded tho stranger. " I'm only" If the young traveler will come around and pay "for those drinks all will be for given. Third Class Mail Matter. John P. Logc, Pest muster at Cincin nati, says in the Cincinnati Giivtte: So much unnecessary confusion and labor have been caused by misapprehensions of the law allow ing "commercial papers'' to be mailed as third class matter, that I request publication of tho following: 1. The matter must be partly printed. Letter postage is required upon all com munications wholly in writing. 2. It must contain no personal cor respondence. Any addition in writing to a bill, or invoice, or bill of lading, or itatement of account, subjects it to letter postage. All written communications, well as "Please remit," " Your account is due," " Will draw on you." "Terms, thirty days, will snip wun .lonn Smith's goods," " Will ship the balanco of your goods in a few days," etc , are to be avoided, as they are in violation of law, and prima J'afin evidence of fraud. The law docs not permit tho writing of letters, no matter how brief, upon thitd class matter. 3. It must not bo the "expression of monetary value." Hence, receipts, re ceipted bills and statements, letters of acknowledgment, notes, acceptance, checks, drafts and orders for payment of money or other valuable consideration, completed deeds and insurance policies and other papers representing value, or stating a claim to anything of value, re quire letter postage. A credit entry upon a bill or statement of account sub jects the same to letter postage. ft will be well for our merchants to note these limitations, and caution their clerks and bookkeepers, as it may be come necessary to enforce tho penalty $10 foe each offense. Circulars, which are defined to be "printed lotters sent in identical terms to several persons," do not lo-e their character as such when ihe date, the signature, and the name of the addressed are in writing. "Printed matter" is defined to lie "the reproduction upon paper, by nny process except that of handwriting, of any .words, letters, characters, figures, or images, or any combination thereof, not having the character of actual and per sonal correspondence." The "manifold process" and "type writing" are held to be handwriting. The man who never reads the adver tisement in his newspaper generally pays two prices for everything he buys. PASSING SMILES. The rest of the week Sunday. General to-pics chiropodist. A two-foot-rule don't stumble. Every tramp carries a roamin' rjoae. "fia very easy to re-cover an old tim bre' la. Hutciimen are but boya of lager growth. The carriage-maker never tires. Th blacksmith does that for him. "A l'Ti- u Cincinnati, what?" aslu I political exchaugo. O., of course. No, Mary Ann, a newspaper dress il not inado of prints, however suggestive. "The nearer the bono tho sweeter the meat," said the. thin girl, to her country lover. ' A man may be right? and yet be left Among the recognized small vices art Vice-Presidents. The holes in our harbor fortifications were made for big guns. That is why they i.old the fort. A I'kinter's girl fell exhausted into his arms at a ball. It was a feint to work in an em brace. Joaouin Miller is said to be very busy writing a war poem. Mr. Miller was cry icceutly married. Few spectacles in this world, says the Albany Juurnai, aro so imposing aa that of a college boy with his first cane. The ca.-hier of an Eastern bank ran nwav with all the funds and the direc tors placarded the door, "No Cashier." Jackkon " But eay, who gave away .ho bride'.'" Jones "I forgot, but at any raio it was a perfect give-away." (. KuquLT, says the Boston Commer cial Jtaitdin, will be popular this season notwithstanding that it is played out. When Webster said " there is always room at tho top," he was not referring to the advertising page of a newspaper. Thl oleomargarine flics, with their brilliantly colored wings, are fluttering hiibei and thither, more especially thither We see at last that we must cease making jokts When it gets so they are likely to explode aud scare horses it is timo to stop At a restaurant: "Take away the sauerkraut ; there's a hair in itl" "Mon sieui you astonish me. 1 thought I had picked theui all out!" "Gut up, my soul The early bird catches tho worm, you know I" " 1 don't want to catch no worms, papa, and llllVO .O UIHU uuavy uiuuiiiuei Atmosphkricai knowledge ia not thoroughly distributed to our schools. A boy being asked, "What is mist?" vagiuly responded, "An umbrella." A uuno man boasted that he had a well blored mind, whereupon a young lady muttered, 'What a pity we can't find out where he stored ill" Tin; New Orleuns Picayune discovers that wbilo the country doctorgoes about doing good, tho country politician goes around talking about doing good. Oxe glass of plain soda water costs one-tenth .if a cent, first price. Now we can understand why it is that a drug gist s clerk can use tho most expensive kind of hair oil and wear a very small cane. Oxe of the war songs of the Zului runs: "bnh! dahl uahl Uhl Ye! yol jrel yol" The enemy is supposed to take to flight as soon as tho soujj is started. The Western girl who persistently declared that she believed all country editors are uot only very handsome, but immensely wealthy, has been adjudged insane, says the iiackensack Mepubli can. When a fond parent finds that his little sou has emulated the example of the father of his country in regard to ai hoiculuirc, ho raises the wind imme diately; that is to.say, he put the heir in motion. An Irish gentleman in London being told by an otliccr of a bank that he had overdrawn his account, replied that he was not in tho habit of twitting them when he had money in their vaults, and hu did uot want to be twitted by them when he had none. , Nothing) is more pathetic than to tee a gentleman rise in a street carandofter bio scat to a lady who has been standing for a mile, overcome her protestations, and finally receive her gratitude,' and then, with a benignant and satisfied tmilc, hop right oil at his own door. 'l'lUNKWATER is dead at last," re marked Joncsbury as he entered the house the other evening. "Oh, dear," exclaimed Mrs. J.; "but then his widow is left comfortable. He's well off, isn't lie?" "Ho is now," replied Jonesbury with an emphasis on the "now," that Mrs. Joncsbury didn't more than like. A Clincher. One day a party of gentlemen were smoking together in a hotel somewhere in Connecticut. " Young men," said tho inevitable, social statistician whe was present, "smoking is an extrava gant habit. Don't you think it it wrong? Hoti't you think you should give it up?" Ono of those addressed removed his cigar from his lips and coolly replied in behalf of the company that he " couldn't see it." " Well,'' re turned the statistical person, " I will give you an example which is within my own knowledge: Right here, in thii very town, lives a frietid of mine who used to be a great smoker. One day h determined to abandon the habit and save the money which he would other wise have spent for cigars. At the enc of fifteen years he bought a very ni house wiih the money saved in thii way. What do you think of thatf The spokesman of the smokers ought U have been crushed, but he wasn't " Hi has the house,' he said, " but you must admit that ho hasn't had the cigars.' Hartford totl. A CisctNNATiAN who recently visited Central Kentucky to tee the blue trj region, returned disappointed and ad jected. He had traveled two hundred miles and never saw blade of blue grass. All the grata to be teen wm green just the tame old free I M had teeu everywhere. wruu me cotton gins. . that service.