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LXXII, KLING, OF PINEVILLE. town, on Piney creek, lives a man named Kllng; to Luel the people say, never lacks a thing; common sort of man, a vain pretense; his speech and elothe Just common sense, he is peculiar his head and feet, he wears his hat well-brunh&apos;d. his footwear neat. he has a vanity his finger tips, say: "Such as they are Such are people's llps." an ordinary farm. ordinary stock ; tools and common things, winds a one-day clock; taters, beef and pork, as white as foam; grden truck, milk, butter, eggs, eats and lives at home. much on politics, rues creed, 3ust as he thinks it best, Droves a friend in need. thing only is he "set,'" in fighting trim: his land, and works his crops, lets them work him. is most remarkable all of Kling's career the blind bump up 'gainer him makes them see things clear. L now gleams hope. a streak of dawn, fortune's darkest frown, he has put a thinking spell all In Pineville town. P. Sjolander, in N. Y. Sun. inOian bt0ttl6r. Vlola Roseboo, the coast of southern California the Santa Barbara islands; they -#cry near the mainland on the as trait would only be a pleasant work to explore them in a but in fact they are far away from the homes and' men to have been the scene of stranger, lonelier and. more the one Defoe "made up" Robinson Crusoe, islands have been long unin- visited only by grazers who sheep on some, and by trappers otter and seal; the sea-lions in the mandin the York aquarium were lassoed here. used to make their hQme larger islands, and it was when of the tribe were being removed mainland that an accident ec- hoed a woman to spend Nicholas 18 years utterly alone. | 1835 Spanish missionaries were southern California civilizing, and converting the Indlans degraded beings as are now to but a skill- who learn ed welLhow to build The fathers had done much the coast Indians, and now turned eyes to the little tribes on the islands out at sea. They made to bring them, one after to the mainland. The Indians have come willingly, but tn one embarkation was affected wl:h difficulty, on account of a-storm. under the command of a Williams bad gone to San Nich- Nich alas lies 70 miles out at bring away the Indians, about "m. who lived there. A tempest the island as the schooner near, to land was very diffi- wild hurry and confusion ; was in danger, and the Indi- making a "flitting" for life. was not remarkable tbat, as they putting out to sea, one young should find her child had been She thought it had been a sailor's arms. she discovered the truth she She prayed the captain to but he said the storm was too they might all be ship- and drowned. The poor girl and she did what many would be driven to d in like Ihe jumped overboard. swim, and the last that was t// THE I)ST MOTHER. was striking out bave- back to her de,erred y. But only a moment was made to rescue her. landed its exiles at San At that time vessels were very and the shooner was ps which, itwaa con- must be made before she could up the lost woman. On of these trips she was wrecked, was nothing bigger than and fishing-boats left on the Seventy miles in an open cared to undertake. both woman and child time be'dead; some that never could have reached Father GonF.ale, however. lerson who was not satisfied, before he could get done. ' not be given here. but Thomas Jeffrt a man who, for $200, made the first effort, did not find her. t:ut he found so many seals and otters that other schooners made several trips there in the next few years, carrying hunters and bringing home spoils. At last. on one of these expeditions, a Capt. Nidi- ver found the print of a slender, naked human foot in the sand. "There," he said. "has passed the los woman." and he vowed he would not. leave till he found her. He and his men now raked the island as with a comb. Soon they came on an unfinished dress of birds' breasts, a beautiful thing of wonderful workmanship. It was in a basket of rushes hanging in a tree. Near a spring dried fish and blub- ber were hidden in the rocks. At last Nidiver himself saw the woman, wear- ing a dress, low-necked and sleeveless. like the one in the basket. When she saw him she first started to run, then stopped and met him with friendliness. No one could talk to her. but with the most touching hospitality she set about getting a meal for him and his men. She had various little neat pens and shelters in different places. The saddvst thing is yet to be told When they took her to the mainland many Indians were brought to her. and she scanned each face eagerly, but no one who could even talk to herwas ever found. ICier little tribe was scattered and absorbed among other "mission Indians" as rain-drops are lost in the sea. She was treated with all tenderness by Capt. Nidiver's Spanish wife, who kept her and would not allow her to be made a show of; but when no human soul could be found who knew even her tongue, she began to droop. She loved Mrs. Nidiver's childre de- votedly, and would tell over and over by signs how she had looked and looked for her baby and never found it. She thought the dogs on the island had de- voured it. The lady came to love her much. and when she grew weak she sent for seal's meat to try and tempt her appetite with the food she was used to. The sick woman patted her hands for "thank you." but she would not eat it. Soon she died. Her beautiful feather gowns were sent to the pope; the Nidiver family still keep some of her water-tight baskets; several of her bone needles are treasured by a lady in San Iaran- clsco, and the grave of this pathetic, wonderful heroine is still pointed out by he priests tn Santa Barbara. Youth's Companion. AN ANGRY COOK. He Wets Hotly Opposed to Revolution- Ists. Volney was one of tho French phil- osophers whose attitude toward Chris- tianity displayed that antipathy to re- tiglon which cramps and distorts the mind. While traveling in the United States. Volney became, engaged in a dis- cussion with Dr. Priestley, an English- man, the eminent natural philosopher who discovered oxygen gas, and whose Unitarian theological views and, radical political sentiments had driven him from England to Pennsyh, ania. Dr. Priestley, with more bitterness of feel- ing than courtesy, called Volney "au atheist, an ignoramus, a Chinese and a tIottentot." In the autobiography of Chevalier de Pontgibaud, recently translated under the title of "A French VoIunte.er of the War of Independence," the chevalier de- scribes a scene of which h was an eye- witness, at Philadelphia, during his third visit to the United States. tie writes: "Marino,who hal formerly been a cook to Chevalier de Capellis, lived in Phila- delphia end was known as an excel- len.t pastry cook. One. day the ehev. alter was in Marine's shop when a stranger ntered. lie was a French- man, and ordered a pate, composed of the choicest delicacies; he was going to invit a score of persons to dinner. The pastry cook asked the customer's name and address. "Volney," said t,he stranger. "Volney!" roared the cook, who was a royalist and hated the revolutionists with whom Volney had, been idetifie( --"Volney ! Volney!" Quitting his saucepans, he came for- ward, with the white cap on his hca< the apron tucked up, and a big knife stuck in his belt, and in a loud, tram- l blin K voice---for he was arngl'y--crle: "Get out of here, you scoundrel! Go' outer my kitchen, you accursed atheist ! You revolutionist! You have robbed me of my propertyl I don't work for people of your kind. 1iy stove shall never get hot for you I" Volney was fairly drawn from the shop.--Youth's Companion. A Border State Password. Kansas had a shibboleth in border state days. In 1854, when the first tide of New England settlers began to drift in4o the southwest, the Missourians tied a cow at each crossing of the Missouri river. When a new settler arrived at the eroaing he was sure to make some remarks about the cow. If he said "cow," he was at once permitted to crees over to Kansas. But if he said "kaow," he was hustled out of the coun- try as a hated aboli.tionist. To retaliate, the Kansuns tied a bear on their side of the river. When a new settler said "bear," he was welcomed with open arms. But If he said "bar," he was scooted beck into Missouri as a wicked slavery advcoate.San Francisco Ar- gonaut. A "Cry of the Heart." A story is told of a schoolboy who was given an opportunity to hear a great deal about some recent explorations in Africa, under the supposition that he would be much interested in it, but who turned from the whole subject with werlness. "Don't you like to hear about what all thee gret explorers are xloingT' he was-asked. "Hardly, sir," axtswered the boy; "you'll excuse me, but it eeems to me that,, there's enough geography aSready I --Youth s Com- WOODVILLE, MISS., SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 1898. i:ARM Ell AXD PLANTER. EDUCATION FOR THE FARMER. The Trite Saying that "Any Fool Can 'arlll" IS Olle that eooslt't GO oxva- (lays. It is a trite saying that "any fool can farm." Any fool could farm when farming in this country meant the de- struction of forests, to be followed by the destruction of the fertility of the land. If such a process can bc proper- ly called farming, the present condi- tion of the fields of our southland bear abundant testimony to the fact that fools have farmed them. A former chancellor of the University of Georgia, a distinguished scholar and divine, is credited with saying: "Any negro can teach agriculture.'" The distinguished scientist who en- joys the honor of fillng the responsi- ble position of president of the state agricultural college of Geor- gia -- the cordial appendage of the university wrote, iu substance: "Chemistry is taught here, physics and entdneering are taught here what is left for the professor of [agriculture to teach?" Tie present distinguished scholar and divine--chancellor of the University of Georgia--is reported to have said in an address before the leg- islature of Georgia that the bogs, when they went to Athens for the pur- pose of studying agriculture,completed the course in a few days, as the liter- ary students persuaded them tochange their course of study. Is it possible that there is no intel- lectual training uecessary to fit a man to pursue what Washington said was "the most healthful, most useful and most noble employment of man." Let us inquire into this matter and see if "any fool" can take the worn fields of the cotton states and restore them to fertility, and, whP.e doing so, make a living. On what is the art of agriculture based? In the first place, tle farmer, in pursuing his complicated art, must know somewhat of the soil which he m t cultivate, and upon the proper ma- nipulation of which depends his suc- cess and subsistence. What sciences convey an intelligent knowledge of soils? For their origin and physical proper- ies we have recourse to the science of geology, which, in this sense, is the foundation of a'riculture. To learn what elements the soil contains upon the presence and solubility of which plant growth depends, we have re- course to the science of chemistry, which tells us as well the constituents of the atmosphere which bathes the surface of the earth, the composition of the plants which derlve their food from soil and air, and how they obtain this food. It tells us in what forms the plant appropriates the dead substauces of soil and mr which it and it alone can organize into life. It tells us how we can best utilize tim products of plant life to the best ad- vantage in feeding our domestic ani- mals to produce milk, flesh fat or force. ]t tells us not only what are the essen- tial elements of plant food, but pre- scribes formulas for compounding them in such proportions as will best re- place the wasted wealth of our de- nuded Mils. Ciemieal science may then, with truth, be denominated the "Handmaid of Agriculture." Before a man is allowed to run a steam engine in Georgia he is required to show a license, which testifies to his knowledge of the structure and needs of the complicated machine. All animal life upon the earth is de- pendent upon plants for subsistence, and man, m addition, for his raiment. Is it not wise, then, to teach those who are responsible for the cultivation of the useful vegetation of our globe sometMng of tim laws of being of the plants they cultivate? The absence of this knowledge on the part af the tillers of tle soil in the cotton states costs annually in reduced production of crops more than enough to est, ablish a first-class school of agri- culture in every county. As indicated by the results of carefully-conducted experiments, the loss in peoduction by the improper cultivation of a single crop amount annually to no less than 0,000,000. I lle who strews a mass of clods to- gather and calls it a seed-bed for cot- ton will ever complain of poor stands and light yield. The man wire pre- pares thoroughly, by the use of sound judgment and good implements, who thoroughly pulverizes the seed-bed aud substitutes, as far as practicable, mule power for manual labor, cultivates shallow, mulching the surface after each rain with loose earth, will buy out his less thrifty neighbor. The science of botany teaches how the seed vegetates, how the plant grows and how it reproduces. It ex- plains the mutual dependence of leaves and stems upon the roots and the roots upon the workdone by theleavea. We learn from its teachings that the plant is entirely dependent upon its rootsur- face for its supply of all ah elements without which profitable production is imposslble. Is it not well then that the farmer should possess some kuowt- edge ol botany? The farmer has, among the in- sects which swarm in his fields, both friends ann foes, and yet uot one farmer in one thousand can distinguish them. He incurs seri- ous loss every year by his ignorance of the life history of these little maraud- era, and, indeed, the aggregate loss sus- tained from tbia source is still esti- mated in millions of dollars, notwith- standing the fact that most valuable information has been disseminated by the United States government and through the agricultural colleges and experiment stations. Is then the study of selene of entomology beneath the dignity or above the dignity of the farmers? The microscope reveals the fact that all organized matter, whether dead or alive, is teeming with life, spores or germs capable of producing life. The study of thin is called bacteriology, and ia now one of the subjects considered ?Rorthy the attention of the studen f. When we consider the los.es sus tained in reduction of values in vege- table and animal life, is it not wise that those wire grow plants and ani- mals should know something of the means of combatting the work of inju- rious bacteria and of encouraging that , . ) of thosewhmi, are beucficat One of the most important of i,lc many con- tributions of science to [griculture is found in the discovery of the ability of certain microbes subsisting upon the roots of leguminous plants to collect nitrogen from the atmosphere, It makes the farmer practically inde- pendent of the costly commercial sources of nitrogen in supplying this element of plant-food to bis crops. The diseases resulting in such loss to vegeta- ble growth of field, garden anti or- chard, blight and fermentation are traceable to microscopic germ, many of which are useful, but the large ma- jority of wtxieh are destructive. Tie use of fungicides in rceeut years has matcrial]y checked this vast loss, but too few tillers of the soil possess the necessary intelligence to avail them- selves of the progress in this dh'ection. We might multiply illustrations of the need of training with special reference to the pursuit of agricutture, such as the importance of some knowledge of the principles of veterinaey science and hygiene--but this article has already grown too long. The day of scoffing at education for the farmer is past. The spectacle of such scoltlug by two distinguished Georgians. in addresses delivered be- fore the Georgia legislature recently, is humiliating to those who. like Wash- lngtogl, have a proper appreciation of the dignity and nobility of agriculture intelligently pursued. He who fails to realize the necessity of an educated yeomanry has studied the lessons of history to little effect, and has no just claim to the title of statesman.--J. S. Newman, in Southern Cultivator. Pure Water Essential. As the country becomes older, the supply of surface water becomes more contaminated and unhealtly, and greater care should be taken to supply pure water for the stock, with deep wells and wind-mills. Pure, clean water is a necessity for the condition of all kinds of stock. Water is direct- ly absorbed into the blood with what- eveffimpurity may be contained iu it, says an exetmnge, it is to some ex- tent strained or filtered of what it may have of solid matter notdissolved in it, but whatever is held in solution, and some of what it may have that is not dissolved, to some extent goes into the blood with it. Thus impure water poisons the very fount of life and car- ries into an animal what may be the most injurious to the healtll of it.- Dixie Farmer. Commercial Side of Farming. To succeed, a farmer must not only produce good articles in paying quan- tity, but he must learn how to make good aales. One of the secrets of doing this is to prepare his produce for mar- ket in attractive shape. Looks go a long way with a purchaser. Butter put up in nice moulds and covered with tissue paper; polaroids properly sorted, the small, the excessively large and rough, and the cu ones left out; fruit in proper crates, which prevent mash- ing and bruising; cotton bales neatly covered, etc., are a few iustances of putting things in attractive shape. Titan he must watch the markets-- hold when prices are dowu and sell when "they are up. Dixie Farmer. First Daises in the Iouth Planted by herm,n, A southern man says tie daisy was never known in the south until after the war. Now every part of the south visited by the Union army is covered with daisies. "Sherman brought them to us," he said, "and tim march to the sea can be followed in the sum- mer time by keeping where the daisies grow. The seeds seem to have been transported iu the hay that was brought along to feed the horses. This is the only explanation that has boers of it."--Savanuah Press. HERE AND THERE. --Success in farming is based upon enthusiasm backed by sound judgment and the constaut use of a well-equipped thinking machine. tlood kitchen gardens mean good dinners, llence do not lail to plant a plot to peas, cabbage, lettuce, etc., during the wiuter and spring months. --Stock ought to gain steadily in winter as well as in summer, and will do so if the proper conditions are sup. plied, and unless a gain is made the feed consumed ts practically lost. WOMAN AND tt0ME. NEW HOUSE DRESS. ilft for Women rho Study @ Thlngt to AVeniY indoors. A house novelty is a dress of laven- der, with branches of wisteria ant wis- teria leaves running all over it.. This is naturally a conspicuous design, made more so by the treatment which it is to receive. A d,rcss which ts positively attractive in its showiness wa made of this mate- rial, with a very full skirt, At thewaist line the skirt was laid in tiny tucks that formed a vest. Above the vest the NEW DESIGN FOR HOUSE DRESS. material flared, tanding out in a full uffing all around the figure. The tuckg-looked not unlike a high girdle, and would have been taken for such at first glance. A lace yoke with deep purple velvet revers and collar was worn with the gown. This yoke can be changed, and a white or lavender one substituted. A dress like this is suit- able only for the house, but on dark and gloomy days it is quite the most cheer- iul thing to be seen. NOVELTIES IN SILVER, Dainty Articles for Birthday and 1Veddlng It'resents. Of silver novelties there is really never an end. The demand for something new tn sterling is so great that the manufac- turers are always at work getting up ew designs. One of the prettiest, and perhaps the latest, in these is a duster which is made of a fox's-brush. The tail of the fox is mounted upon a silver handle and used like a feather duster. Of course it is hung in a conspicuous place as an ornament when not in use. The latest silver powder boxes are euormous, being fully eight inches across. They are of cut glass, with sl- ver or Mlver gilt tops. They are kept OMETHINO NEW IN SILVER. --In the mild days of winter the only partly filled with powder, and the horse will sometimes sweat a little ', little pink or blue powder puff showa when being driven. Be very careful ta very prettily through the cut glass. A useful thing is the opera vinai- grette. It is also of eul glass. It has a division in the middle, which makes it possible to carry aromatic salts in one end and a favorite perfumed salt in the other. The top can be of silver, with a monogram cut in the'glass. lthinestolaes nnd Brilliants. The taste for rhinestones and French brilliants increases constantly. Mer- chauts display a wonderful assortment of dress trimming scintillating with #hese mock gems, and milliner take varied assortments of pins, brooches and fanciful ornaments set with these stoues to Insert among the foliage and flowers with which their hats and bon- nets are laden. Slides set with rows of pebbles are worn on neck ribbons, and slugle glittering stones are mounted in metal so that they can be sews on velvet in sparkling arabesques. A hirst for Knowledge. The country clergyman was nailing a refractory creeper to a piece of trellis work near his front gate when he n tired that a small boy- stopped and watched him with great attention. "Well, my young friend," he said, pleased to see the interest he exalted, "are you looking out for a hint or two on gardening?" "No," said the youth; "I be waiting to see what a, when he hemlines protect such an animal when stopping, or i' will catch cold. --The best place for a flock of hens in wet and rainy days is iu the house or in pen slaeds. Wading about in cold water, mud or snow. will check egg Production quicker than confluement in a dry and comfortable house. --The mau who streaks off his land and plants his corn, leaving the'prepa. rations o the land to be dune during the cultivation of the crop will not need a largo crib, nor will his profits justify such slovenly preparation. It is not a good plan to keep lay- ing hens and cidcks in the same flock. If the flock is fed enough to make the chicks grow the hens will be getting too much feed and will not lay as well as they would with less. Why should poultry be cousidered one of the luxuries to be reserved for special occasions ia so many farmers' families? A pound of poultry can be produced as cheaply as a pound of beef, mutton or pork, aud there is no res,sou why it should not be an every- day article of diet. " ] --The high price of.lambs is tempt- ing a good many flock owners to sell ] their ewe lambs to feedors or to feed them themselves. 'his practice, both I east and west, gives strong emphasis to the oft-repeated question: "lo long will it take to re-steak the sheep- loss farms of the middle, easters aad A GOOD (:OMPLEXION. How Almost Every Vo]nan Ca liar a Clear ktn, There is no beauty more necessary to make a woman attractive than a clear kiti and this with very little trouble ahnot all of us cnn atialu. The first thing necessary for a good complexion is a good digestion; indeed, there are few hnulan ills that can,not be laid at the door of a badly-working liver. To remedy this one must of course apply to one's doctor, Next to this comes cleanliness. F, reryone should take a warm bath ence a day. Not jump in the tub and theu (rot agai, but take a scrubbing with first quality of soap. Afterward one shouhl sponge off with cold water: but there is no dan- ger anyway of catching cold if one does not go out for an hour. This rubbing opens the pores and lets out all over the body many impurities which otherwise would find a ven through the face. The face itse/f shonld be washed night and morning, good soap, and oa ov corn meal. After this rub g'enlly bu, firmly into the sMn for about five mira utes a little cold ream, and the soften- tug effect of this, treatment ts ahnost amazing. If one could wear a flannel mask for an hour or two during the 24, so the skin would becomeverywarm, it would be of great benefit. Last. but by no means least, avoid carefully catching cold or sitting in damp shoea clothes or draughts. Strauge as it may seem o the cas. ual observer, one of the greatest skin beautifiers is an equal temper and a regular life. I have sehlom seen a Quaker or a woman belonging t a re- ligious order without a flood skin, often to the age of 80; and-I am firm- ly convinced, that It is entirely due to the equable, passive lives they lead. We can't all be Quakers or Sisters of Mercy, but we can get up, walk, take] our baths and eat our meals at regular times, and this rule, if followed with the other suggestions I have made, is bound to have a most beautifying effect ou the skin.Amy E. Bull, in Ladies' World. THE MONTHLY ENVELOPE, Charmin[g Bit of loney "tVork Made by a New England Girl. A clever New England girl tlesigned" a charming holiday gift for a friend go- ing abroad to study, "I want you t6 remember me each month of your stay. Take thls, dear,"and she put a kind ol sot satin portfolio in her hand. "It .@ II . 0000000000tt00Illlt00llltt/ /1 Iltlt/ lit/l/Ill/l/) A MONTHLY ENVELOPE. will explai itself." The friend opened the package, thinking It a handker- chief case, or glove holder, or a place for veils. Instead, she found tucked away in the soft-lined sachet-perfumed fold 12 long, white envelope, the bust ness kind, each one sealed and hear- ing on the point of the overlap thd name of a month in decorative letter- tng, all the way from January to De- cember. On the address side there were legends and markings for the events of each month, each of which carried the same message. January, the wish for New Year; February, St. Valentine; her birthday in March; Easter, cr May day, each with some personal reference o the layout of her own life as it seemed probable it was tu be in her Paris pen sio life, The opening of the envelope at the beginning of each month was a glad surprise, for inside was always some untque and thoughtful fllling--a pretty necktie, a ,eil, a pair of gloves, a set of kodak pictures taken at the spots they loved so well where the summer was passed. It had taken some thought and time and extra effort redo this, but it was worth it it the pleasure and tender appreciation it stirred in the heart of the girl far away. It was a good thought, and if one has an in- valid friend or an aged dear one whose life is bound, whose opportunities are limited, iS would be quite worth while to so remember them. And after the months are all gone the pretty holer is there strli for its particular dainty uses.--Clneinnatf Commmercial Trib- Uneo Excellent Floor Polish. Here ts an excellent floor polish, the recipe for which comes from Japan: To one pint of linseed oil add a pint of strong cold tea, two ounces of spir- its of salts and the whites of two eggs. Mix thoroughly and pour into a large bottle. Shake the bottle well before applying the polish. Pour half a tea- spoonful on a mop or pad of old sot silk and rub the wood with it, following up the grain. Polish with an old silk handkerchief. The remflt will com- pensate for the tedious and careful la- bor necessary. A Medical Sneees. "Mister," said the small boy to the chemist, "give me another btt]e o' them pills you sold father day before : est erday." "Are they doing him good?" asked the chemist, looking pleased. "I d'no whether they're dotn'" father any good or not, but they're doin' me good. They just fit my new air gun." .--. Colliex's Weekly. There Are Others. Julia---Did y<m say Jeannette is try- 'What klndo er doe=she wa s ta IS STILL ON THE ROAD. Some of the Adventur of Bill Arp While Travolin. Reek Crashes hroug'h Car lndow Near llis Seat--line a Flli In ]Het ldian--Young Elopers r*. tied on the Trots. Shrereport, La.--lt w.as a lovely --tha,t fast. mail "from Atlanta to gome,ry--cars a!t new and bright aud clean, and wc made the rmt of 175 miles in five hotws. The wheels see,meal to slide aaxd glide a]ollg" the raiIs as if movin upon ice; no a jar or hoek, and call went sccene unfil we neared Opelika whe.n suddenly there was , terrific crask at my windrow, and he large pIate fftass was stmtterd by a stone that some fiend had thrown with. force and violence. A c0nd laer yes, a fraction of a seeond--nd I would have received ,.he blow iu my faee The broken ,glass was shattered over me and in my fac(, and a sharp frag- ment stuck i my finger. Kind fate or Providence protected me, for I had no accident policy. But I consider my- self th injured person and had a. mind o telegraph Guy. Johnston to call out " :- the militia for we had crossed the AIa :' bama line, When we reached the tow our enductor put deectives o track of the .rascals, and I hop they will catch them. hen I gt to Meridian it ws night again, and' in, going to thn hotel I found the pavement torn p part of the way, and before I was aware of any impedlment I stumbled against an abrupt rise and fell far and wid on the unfeeling brick. It seemed to me, I couldn't stop falling, and mycorporo- ity spread out i a horlzontM attitude. I lost my ca.no and my spectacles, but a kind-heaxted ms,n. ra,n out of his sforo and helped me up anff we found them, You are the third man that has, tripped up there, tonight, and the city council ought to have a lamp and a watehma h, er% I skinned m, kneepa and:" got my, best cIothe all dirty, and once mot0 1 consider myself the injured per- son, for I still had no accident policy. To-day, when(?r trainstopped atVicks- burg, a lot of  preachers gt abaard o their way to the syn< and some f the Rico ladies of the town came down c* meet ome lady friends on the train, : It took them a god while to exchange salutations and kis good-by all arou-nd, ad suddenly the train moved off and gradually gained, speed of motion, und the nice lad'ie ran, hastily to the door anl down the steps and made a leap fo the platform. I never sawmmh aapread of feminine forms and ga.rments in. my life. They both fell violny forward face down,ard, with all four af thein limbs extended, and I knew the shoe& must have broken every tay l their corsets. It grieved me, for  know they are hurt, but he train, neve stopped to see, for the conductor sup- posed those ladies were passengers and not visitors, and had gone forward to look after other matters. But I am ., obliged to consider those ladies the in ..... jured persons. It wou't do for ladiesor old men to leap fl'om a moving train, Whea we erosed the great MisIippl river and had resume4 our jour- ney the rain stopped to . ta o a young couple who wer loping from their parent ancl were goin K to Ret married as so aa hey reached the first, courttmustown They had dodged the old people cry, sing the xiver in a kiff, and o when the train reached the town th yonng morn hurried tothe clerk and go a license while our tra waited or him. They didn't know preacher, but there were 40 c our train, and kind' friend suggested that they be married in tha parlor ear i' that was attached. So they chose our  Jimmy ItilIhouse, who used to preach >:r In Cartcrsville, but is now located ia Vicksburg. lie gt Ilev. Jimmy Jone to assist him, and while the trMn wtm glng" 30 miles an hour e happy couple were joined toget her tn thehappy bonds of matrimony. The two Jimmies kissed th fair young bride, and whe we met the east-bound train the eoupl boarded it and returned to their anx ious parents. There was nothinginAe way of their marriage, save hetr youth, for the young man is of gee& habits antl god family, and the ffirl i as sweet a s a pink. But hese jolly act,. They kept the :ay to MonPoe, meets. Going to their greatest, recreation. But I am tired to-ni,gh%- fr I have traveled 400 miles to-day, and must stop for the preaent.-- Bill Arp, in Atlant Constitution. Deplo.bleo George Eliot, the great novelist, lived got some of her later years In that populous land of artists which lies lae- tween WitIey ad Haslemere, in Surrey.. ter residence was on the "Ifeights," overlooking that vast woodland scene which Bfrlet Foster has reproduced ht so many charming illustrations. With the rural Surrey folk the novelist was greatly plea'sad, and heir dialect, seemed to her as rich and racy as tha of the Midlandshlre rustics of her early" ,years. She would repea with glee one <luaint Surrey villager's remark: "Oh, ma'am, what I have gone thr0uglt: with way husbandl He is So uneddi- eated; he never had a talI-eoa in h life! Household Words, And Vms Gratified, AB is like Micawber, mameting to turn up, C--Yes, and he was