I'HE SOUTHERN WATCHMAN
out visiting, and threatef'jfTto shut her up
if fthA tfliarvKuTT Acs 4.,.
Still it’s something. Bat this is all thero
ifitoitr-Mr. Jones has got to. abusin’ his
wife most dreadfully; and he declares that
If she thinks of going out a visiting, he’ll
surely shut her up, where she can’t get
“ Of all things in the world!”
“Yes, and more’n that; he’s even gone,
and forbid her guiu’ to evening meetings.
“What do you think o’ such fe man as
“ I think he is a monster!” '
“ And so do. I. But that is not alL He
jaws her all the time, abuses her, threatens
if she dared disobey him. As for going to
these evening meetings he declared he
Ineanttoputa stop to it; he had had
enough of it. It did not do her any sort
of good, and made a great deal of trouble
and expense for him. IL’"should put an
end to it at any and all h znrdtj !”
Hr Jones bunt out loragSg. “ Is that
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“That and the knot-hcjrV said Mr. Ca
pers, smiling goodhaturothy.
Mr. Jones offered him-Vs hand. From
that moment they Were jfcnds again. He
went back to church the l est Sabbath as
he should have done! "Jpv jMus. Jenkins
has hever heaid.theJ jUui I lk i!L
her, aud keeps her in mortal fear of her
life! Only think of it!” - * •
*> How did you hear about it Y I wonder
if folks generally know itt How did you
hear about it, I’d like to know.”
.•“WalL^kis lief tell you.as not, Mrs.
a>autog,*it then you mush promise mot to
“ Dear one!’? excli
young friend of ouis $o
to tell the most shoe!
it looked uu-
“Oh, to Ire sure not.
i Where Ike light* And ibadovn meet,
There (he lady’s voice m baud.
As the breath of night was stirred
With her tones so street and dear.
Wafting op to God that prayer:
“ Rock of Ages, elctt for too,
let me hide myself in Thee I"
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(Late Judge U. 3. Courts Nebraska and Utah, and now
Judge of Brooks County Court,)
Attorney at Law, Quitman, Brooks Co., Ga.
Wandering, bomeleM, thro’ the night.
Praying for the morning light,
Pale and haggard, wan and weak,
With auuken rye and hollow cheek,
Went a woman, one whose life
Iittd been wrecked in Bin and strife,
One—a lost and only child—
One by siu aud shame defiled;
And her heart wilh sorrow wrong.
Heard the lady wkcu she snug
•• ltock of Ages, cleft for me.
Let me hide myself in Thee V*
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Attorneys at Law,
Will practice In the counties of Walton and Jackson,
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Covington, Ga. mar4 Jefferson, Ga.
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J AMBS R. LYLE,
Attorney at Law,
J llHN M. MATTHEWS.
Attorney at Law, Banialsville, Ga.
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Mrs. Jenkins lived in the other part of
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Pausing, low her head she bent,
And the music as it went.
Pierced her blackened soul, and brought
Back to her (as lost in thought
Tremblingly, she stood) the Paat,
And ilie burning tears fell fast,
As she called to mind the days
When she walked in virtue's ways;
When she rang that very song
With no sense of sin or wrong:
•* Rock of Ages, cleft for ine,
Let me hide myself iu Thee!”
On the marble steps she knelt,
And her soul that Instant felt
More than she could speak, as there,
Quivering, moved her lips in prayer,
Aud t le God she had forgot
Smiled upon her loucly lot;
Heard her as she murmured oft,
With an accent sweet and soft:
44 Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Tliee !**
Little knew the lady fair,
As she sang in silence th*rc,
That her voice had pierced a soul
That had lived 'ncuth sin’s control 1
Little knew—when she wa* dono—
That a lost and erring one
Heard her—as she breath’d that strain—
And retnro«:d to God again!
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Jenkins did. Her part was merely an L.
built on the main structure. Her little
attic, therefore, was ueighbor to the min
ister’s study. Just in the corner of the
minister’s study floor was a knot-hole; a
trifling sort of thing in itself, but wheu ouce
found to open into Mrs. Jenkins attic, ot
the widest impona: ce iu its consequences.
When Mrs. Jenkins dually became aware
of so close a connection with the minister’s
family, she sat dowu to fold her hands and
congratulate herself. Next, she formed
resolutiou uot.to let any good opportunity
slip unimproved to inform herselt of mat-
ters that would otherwiso remain dark to
her. Day after day, therefore, her ear and
that knot-hole renewed their acquaintance
with one another. Sometimes she picked
up quite a little bunch of news; and some
times sho went off down stairs os hungry
as ever. There was as much variation Iron)
day to day as there is in the price of stocks
Going up to her little attic one afternoon
to hear if anything special was doing in
the actioining apartment, she was delight
ed beyond expressing to catch the sound
of a voice. It was Mr. Capers in conver
sation with his wife. Up she climbed,
walked tip-toe across the garret floor, got
down on her kuees, and put her ear as
close to the knot-hole as she could get it.
She even shutAer eyes, lest some of the
good things should escape by that way.
For awhile she did not understand any
thing clearly. Now she heard Mrs. Capers
laugh; -then Mr. Capers stopped a miuute
and laughed, too. This served to excite
her the more, aud she pressed her bead so
close against the rough partition that when
she came to go away she carried off splint
ers in plenty in her hair.
Finally she heard something with dis
tinctness. Mr. Capers was tolling his wife
who appeared to do in great glee, of a man
who bad been sayiug hard things to his
wife. Said he, in the course of his re
“ Mr. Jones got to abusiug his family at
last. He declared his wife should not go
siting, and thi-eamnfji^ phut her up
8h$ uareu disobey hit^T Y pr going to
ivening meetiugf^qt -oeclared be
eanttoputa stop to it; se had enough
of it. . It did uot do her any sort of good,
und made a gread deal! of trouble and ex
pense to him. He should put an end to it
at any and every hazard!”
' Mrs. Jeukins started up in blank sur
prise. “Now I want to know,” said she
to herself “if our minister says that of Mr.
Without waiting to hear any more, Mrs.
Jenkins folded her aims tightly and defi
antly about her, and started down the stairs.
The next thing she did was to throw on her
“ things,” aud start off at high speed for
her friend’s Mrs. Tautog.
“ Now I want to know!” said the latter
as Mrs. Jenkins came through the back en
trance, “ Do tell if that’s you! Sit down,
do. What’s the word this afternoon Y Heart L
anything very new lately r
“Oh, well, no—I do’no, either; p’raps
it may be new to you though ”
“Why, what Is it Y” said she. “I dare
say ’tis. I’m not in the way of bearin’ any
thing till everybody else hus picked it up
all clean. What is it now Y”
“ Ob, well, nothin’ really worth mention
ing. But then, you may as well kno’w as
me. It’s nothin’, though, that I care to
have go from me, you know I don’t wish
robe mixed up in this scrape.”
“No, your name shan’t be mentioned.
But what is itY Mrs. JenkinB, what is itY
Do pray tell me suddin’, Jor I’m a dyin’
know.” • * •
“It’sno great affair after all,.thouglb
at should I be
lgadding around the neighborhood for, tell
ing hard ctories about respectable folks.
Who did tell you, though f’
“ Nobody told me exactly; but I happen
know it come in the first place from the
“ You don’t say so Y”
Mrs. Jenkins nodded in silence.
“ Well, I do declare now! Who’d ever
thought of such a thing of Mr. Jones!
But I’ve seemed to take uotice baek along,
that his wife was a good deal down-hearted
and sort o’ melaucholy like. And that
must be the reason, I know—that explains
“ Yes,” said Mrs. Jenkins, “ that’s it.”
The latter did not stay very long after
unbosoming herself of her heavy secret,
when off posted Mrs. Tautog, armed and
equipped for the bravo busiuess she had in
hand, The first house she dropped into
was Mrs. Mallory’s.
“ Mrs. Mallory,” said she, almost as soon
she was Beated, “ have you heard the
“ Why, no,” answered the astonished la.
“ What is it pray Y”
And forthwith Mrs. Tautog related all
that Mrs. Jenkins had been kind enough
tell her, and a good deal more—saying
nothing about the embellishments she laid
on in the course of her story.
Mrs. Mallory was astonished, of course.
And as soon as her visitor had withdrawn
she dons her bonnet and shawl aud whips
across to Mrs. Dinks. There the story was
repeated with variations, and considerable
additions. ADd thea Mrs. Murray got in
terested iu it, and theu Mrs. Filpot and so
on, till everybody bad got hold of it, and
had talked it up, and had passed judgment
upon the man who was guilty of such mal-
praotieo toward his family. If it hadstopped
right there, perhaps it would have answer,
oil; but it didn’t. It spread like a circle
the water, till, iu the end, Mrs. Jones
herself heard it; and beanl of course, that
the author of the story was the minister’s
The next thing to be done , was for Mr.
Jvnes-aud histUudiy tw Icavxa-.Mr*, Csi
church and go somewhere else.' The cler
gyman was a good deal troubled about jt
and his wife went over to see if she could
discover the cause. Mrs. Jones received
her with a good deal of coldness aud seem
ed hardly civil. Unable to endure it auy
longer, Mrs. Capers asked tlie aggrieved
lady frankly what the trouble was. Mrs.
Joues as frankly told her; that was well,
for uow the latter knew exactly what the
matter was, and what it was necessary to
Going home aud imparting the intelli
geuce to her husbauil, he manifested quite
as much astonishment as she. He sat and
thought it over a little while, in order the
better to collect himself before taking a
single step, aud then started on direct for
Mr. Jones himself. He told Mr. Jones what
he had heard, and declared the whole of it
an untruth from begiunirg to end. Mr.
Joues went ou with all the minutest par
ticulars connected with the affair, aud mak
ing the most of the case in his power
against the minister. Still the latter posi
tively denied his guilt, and declared his
determination to ferret out the author of
so base a slander, if it was within human
possibility. And hurried hack home and
set abont it.
For some weeks it was a mystery still;
he could get no clue to anything. It per
plexed him beyond conception. Finally,
his wife came running dowu stairs oue day,
her face flushed and excited, and said to
him in her unsteady breath:
“ Mr. Capers have you noticed that knot
hole in your study floor Y”
“ Why, no,” said he. “ Where is it aud
what ot it.
“Just come up stairs and see.”
Aud up they went together. Sho point
ed to the tell-tale spot, and remarked iu a
“1 just caught Mrs. Jenkius with her
ear to that very hole.”
That was the first step toward the un-
ravelment of the mystery. In a few days
more the whole of it began to cjme out.
He had sent bis wife round to make a few
innocent inquiries, aud she had brought
back just such intelligence a|he expected
and rcquir&l. And putting-rois thing and
that together, and recalling certain ideas
that up to that time had passed out of his
mind altogether, he thought the matter
was explained at lost. So he went over to
Mr Jones once more.
“ Come,” said he, “ if you will consent to
go home with me for a short time, I think
I can explain some things that have hith
erto stood in the way ot our friendship.”
Mr. Jones did not happen to love malice
well enough to refuse, and accordingly
took a walk with the minister over to bis
residence. Tho latter at once took him up
into his study and shut the door.
“ In the first place,” said he, “ I suppose
you know that Mrs. Jenkins lives in the L.”
“ Well, and you observe that knot-hole Y”
“ 0, certainly.”
“ And this is my study.”
“ And where my wife often takes the
liberty to come and sit with me.”
Mr. Jones said he understood that.
“Now then,” continued the clergyman,
“ I am in the habit of frequently reading
aloud to her. And once upon a time
happened to be reading from this very
book, (picking up a volume of fiction from
the table,) and here is something out ot
that same book that I am going to read to
yon.” And be went on to read to Mr.
Jones several paragraphs, in which occurred
“Mr. Jones got to abusing his family at
asb He declared his wife should not go
dispute as tim^^hperiori
discipline of their respective Soldiers.
I can prove to you on tho spot,” said
the Eussian, “ how perfectly our men are
trained.” And he called his orderly.
“ Ivan!” -r
“ Go to Mehemet’s, buy mb a pound of
tobacco, and come back at once.”
The soldier saluted, turned on his heel
and went out.
“ Now,” said the Eussian officer; taking
out his watch, “my orderly is walking
straight to the next corner, where he must
turu—now he is turning—now he is oppo
site the white mosque—now he is cross
ing the maydeu—now he is at Mehemet’s
—uow he is buying the tobacco—now be
is on the block oelow us—uow he is at the
door—now”—and the Eussian called out:
“ Ivan!” --
“ Sir.” T
“Where’s the tobacco!”
“ Here, sir.”
The Turkish officer, showing no sign of
sui prise at the precision of this Busso-tu-
baeco movement, promptly broke out:
“ Ho! ho! my soldier can do that every day
iu the week,” aud he called:
The Mistake that Mr. Horter Made at the Sea
A man named Horter lived out in Colo-
he had had ra ^° a few years ago, but as his health was
bad he was ordered to spend a year or two
at the seashore. He was "bom in the far
west and had never seen an oyster in its
shell. He bought a cottage down at At
lantic City, anu went there to live early
last spring. A few days after his arrival
he saw a man going by with a cart load
of oysters, which Horter mistook for
stones. Stones are mighty scarce at At
lanta, and as Horter wanted some to make
borders for bis dower beds, he asked the
man what he would take for the load.
It struck Horter that the price was high,
but he bought the lot and had them dump
ed down by Margate. The next day he
Spick eight fiufidred of them in the sand
^ "“'*en i around the ’
-Mio aw-waCs- duauYie tho
“Go to Ali Effem
me a pound ot to
officer, tlie 'fur
“ Now Mull
is passing the
noon ami lie i
All Ellcmli h.i
la ecu: ip
A week afterward there were four warm
days, aud Horter remarked that the sea
nreeze smelled very strougly; and he told
Mrs. Horter that he thought there must
be a dead whale lying somewhere down
on the beach. The next day the smell
became more offensive, aud Mrs. Horter
said that it was au outrage that thd au
thorities did not clear up the streets and
remove the garbage that poisoned the air.
On the following day the weather was ex
tremely hot, and the stench became per
fectly terriffic. Mr. Horter said there
must be a dead rat somewhere in the
weather-boarding, and be got the carpen
ter to come and remove some of it. But
he found nothing, aud upou going away he
remarked to Horter that the seuer-krout
they were cooking was the deadliest seuer-
krout for smell he had ever encountered.
The stench grew stronger afi the night,
a committee of neighbors waited upou
Mr. Horter the next morning, to say that
if he would kill that polecat he would con-
ier a personal favor upon them and tho
people of the county generally. Then
Horter told them how perplexed he was
about the matter, aud said he would only
be too glad to have the cause of the trou
ble detected. So the committo made a
tour of iuspectiou, holding their noses.
When they got iuto the gaidou they per
ceived the oysters all gapiug wide open,
aud evolving au awful smell, absolutely iu
luuies. Oue of the committeemen grasp
ing the lact the Horter planted the oysters
imagiued that he was crazy, suddenly
climbed over the feuce aud weut home.
The others remained and asked Horter
hat on earth ho meant by laying those
jysteis around iu the suu iu that manner.
“ Oysters!” said Horter. “ Oysters ! You
t rneau to say those are oysters !
well; that heats all! 1 was wouder-
rhat made all those stones split
wu iu the middle. I couldn’t ac-
L >r it. Aud so those are oysters!
[ought oysters always came In
and he’s not liable to poll tax because he
can’t even vote. Now how would it strike
if I levied ou him as au emigrant Y He was
made somewhere else than here, and he
can here from there, consequently he’s an
emigraut. That’s my view. What do you
think of it Y”
I advised him to trp it upon that plan,
and the uext morning Slingsby aud Mr.
Hough had a light upon the pavomebt in
front ot tho Indian, because Mr. Slingsby
tried to seize tlie immigrant for unpaid
taxes. Slingsby was taken home and put
to bed, aud the business of collecting was
temporarily suspended. But Sliugsby will
be around again soon with somo new and
ingenious ideas that he has thought of dur
ing his illness.
tuoou he buried the shell-fish
to a cn!
a high pin
ualiy kill e
3. St. Jam;
older of Herix
5. St. Philli
against a pillai
6. St. Barth
by command oi
7. St. Matthe’
8. St. Thomas,’
with a shower o
run through the
9. St. Thomas wf„
10. Mathias—the'm^^^^^^Kath is
somewhat doubtful; then
beheaded, another says SH^rucified.
12. Judas Iscariot fell add his bowels
13. John died a natural death.
14. St. Paul was beheaded by order of
>ut his hotthge and'moved
eh. He told Brown, his next
dor, that he kuew they were
Sdl the time, and he did it tor a
Ait ho moved because tho people
to see too awful much luu in it.
UT FRED. X. DELXXO.
Bright hrowu eyes bath
Edith may, l( Edith win.'
Steal any fellow’* heart away—
One glauce la warranted to kOL
Wondrous eyes that pierce one through
And lease their Impresa ou the way—
A rc their gtascee (alae or true T
Tell me, tell me I Edith Hay.
Eyes whoee captivating glance
Sets my dizzy brain a whirl—
Are you false and must I denes
Attendance on some other girt T
Who can tell bnt Edith Hay;
Edith may, hnt Edith wont;
I'd implore yon, dear, to nr.
If I loved yon, bnt—I don't.'
Tenocity of Ltf$.
During the war it was a matter of sur
prise how easy it was for some men to die
from the merest flosh wound, while oth
ers would live in spite vt shattered bones
and itfffHwriiHtoah. OAomrof tin* bi
fieldsf^iarginia a sohlffifoas shot tin
the head, the ball entejnftc just abort
ear and comiug out abtyve tho other.
kinsman retreating, and seeing him as he
suffered in the agony of death, in order to
hasten bis death and relieve bis suflering,
plunged his bayonet iuto hjs skull. The
wounded man fell into the hands of the
victorious Federal army, jind with proper
attention survived. He .is now a living
witness of the will and tenacity with which
some men cling to life.
Young ladies, if they only knew how
disgusting to men slovenness is, and bow
attractive are displays of neatness and
taste, would array themselves in the sim
plicity and cleanliness of the lilies of the
field; or, if able to indulge in costly at
tire, they would study-'the harmonious
blending ot colors which-nature exhibits
in all our works. A girl of good taste,
and habits of neatness can make a more
fascinating toilet with a shilling calico
dress, afew ribbons and; laces, and such
ornaments as she can gather from the
garden, than a vulgar, /tawdry creature
who is worth thousands, - And has the jew
elry and wardrobe of a princess.
■ ..“Can you return
Jane Y” “ Certainly,
..“ Ho, all ye d;
erit medicine ‘
I don’t want it,
says a pat-
TJic Tcrrsm or Taxation.
Sliugsby, our assessor and tax col
ector, bolus ou, too. He is another mod-
1 member of our civil force. Tho princi
pal characteristic of Mr. Sliugsby is enthu
siasm. He has au idea now that wheuev-
er a man gets anything new he ought to
be taxed, and be is always ou hand to per
form the service. I had about filtoeu feet
added to one of my chimneys last spring,
and wheu it was dune Slingsby called and
assessed it under the head “improved
real estate,” and collected two per cent,
on it. Afew days later while I was stand
ing by the fence, Slingsby came up and
“ Beautiful dog you have there.”
“ Yes, it’s a setter.”
“ Indeed ! A setter t The tax on setters
is two dollars. PU collect it now, while I
have it ou my mind.”
I settled the obligation, and the next
day Sliugsby came around agaiu. He
opeued tlie conversation with the remark:
“ Billy Jones told me at tho grocery
store that your terrier had pups.”
“ A large litter t”
“ Indeed i Less see; fcix is two dollars;
four times two is eight—yes, eight dollars
tax, please. And hurry up, too, if you cau,
for they have a new batch of kittens over
ut Baldwiu’s, and I want to ketch obi
Baldwin betore lie goes out. By ttio way,
when did you put that weather cock ou
your stable T”
“ You don’t say ! Well, hold ou, then.
Four times two is eight, and tour—ou the
weathercock, you ltuow, is twelve. Twelve
dollars is the exact arnouut.”
“ What do you meau by four dollars tax
on a weathercock Y I never heard of such
a thing.” * Y
“ Didn’t, heyY. Why,, me comes in uu-
der the head of scientific apparatus. She’s
put up there to tell which way the wiud
blows, ain’t she Y Well, that’s scientific in
telligence, aud the apparatus is liable to a
“ Mr. Sliugsby, this is the most absurd
thing I ever heard ot. You might as well
talk of taxing Butterwick’s twins.”
“ Butter—. You don’t mean to say that
Butterwiek has twins Y Why, certainly,
they are taxable. They come in under
the head of “ poll tax.” 1’il go right down
there. Glad you mentioned it.” Then I
paid him, and he left with Butterwick’s
twins on his memorandum book.
A day or two afterwards Slingsby called
to see me, and he said:
“ I’ve got a case that bothers me like
thunder. You know Hough, the tobacco
nist Y Well, be just bought a wooden In
dian to stand in front of his door. Now,
I have a strong feeling that I ought to tax
that figure, but-I don’t know where to
place it. Would it come in as a statuary Y
Somehow that don’t seem exactly the
thing. 1 was going to assess it under the
head ot idols, but the idiots who got up
this law haven’t got a word in reference
to idols. Think of that, will you Y Why,
we might have paganism raging all over
the country and we couldn’t get a cent out
of them. I’d put up the Iudian under
graven images, only it ain’t mentioned
either I suppose I could tax the bundle
of wooden cigars in his hand as tobacco,
but that leaves out the rest of the figure,
ockifig fibs! My'con-
science troubles me yet.”
“Why,-and about whom did you tell
your fibs!” we asked, aud the answer
“ Oh, I went to see my friend Mrs.
Brown, who had just gone to house-keep
ing, and nothing would do bat I must go
over the whole house and admire it, of
course. Helen kept askiug all the time :
“ Now, isn’t this carpet lovely 1” aud “ Did
you ever see a more lovely oneY” or
“ Isn’t that tho easiest arm-chair you ever
sat in Y” until I was both tired of agreeiug
with her, and ashamed of myself for doing
it; for to tell the truth, I didn’t like her
taste at all. It is so hard to be enthusi
astic to order.”
“ Theu why attempt it at all!” we grave
“ What would you have one to do ; be
candid and disagreeable f Vex your friends
by speakiug your mind, and expect them
to take your comfortable sayings amiably!
You must remember that we do uot live
in the palace of Truth nowadays.”
“ Then it would be better if we did,
since oue must be untruthful to be liked.”
“ Not untruthful Y that is such a harsh,
ugly word,” objected our compauiou. I
said fibs you know.”
“ Well “ fibs” are untruths, it seems to
us, and when you agree with yeur friends
because you fear to offend or annoy them
by disagreement, you do violence to your
sense of truth, and impair the sensibility
of your cunscience. Tho same fibs will bo
easier next time, and the passive uutruth
will merge iuto the active falsehood.”
“Theu wouidjyou have me always say
what I think 1 Can the whole truth be spok
en at all times 1”
“ It is possible to be kind and polite,
even iu our truth telling. Offensive cau-
dor is not a Christian grace, though we
have kuowu mauy people who were frauk
eveu to rudeness under this misapprehen
sion. But couscieutious souls, with ordi
nary tact, will preserve, their owu integri
ty without wouudiug otl
“ But what would yi
see a baby as I did li
tivbly ugly Y Wouidn’i
“ No, because we
such thing. A baby is
gift to its mother, aud oue might speak of
its sweetness and loveableness gracefully
enough without mentioning beauty. Best
assured that all the fibs which you think
friendship aud society demand ot you cau
be avoided by a little thoughtfulness on
your part; aud you will not only save your
conscience many a pang, but your friends
will grow insensibly to recognize your ex
actuess of speech, aud to prize your words
We wish we could impress on th,e minds
of our readers the importance of fitflfivtiii*
spring for setting all kinds of cane arid
tip-rooted plants, such as red and black
raspberries, blackberries, currants, goose
berries and grapes; aud, setting in the fall,
we advise early setting—even by or before
the leaf drops—say any time after the
middle or 20th of this month to the last of
October. Tho reasons why we advise ear
setting is, that most, if not all, kinds of
plants, after being transplanted, getting
the benefit of fall rains, get well settled in
their place to begin to throw out fine root
lets even this fall; then, as the ground
freezes, by drawing right over the earth,
or throwing a shovel of litter of any kind
manure, tan bark, sawdust, inverted soda,
hay or straw—over each hill, they will
come out all right in the spring and begin
to grow as soon as frost is out, scarcely a
Maut failing. The start these plants get
the fall in rootiDg, with the benefit of
nuus, etc., early in the spring (which gen
erally prevents early spring setting) gives
them such a start that they make double
the growth ot those set in tho spring, aud
consequently yielding the following vear
Ashes in Composts,
It is not good policy to mix ashes with
auy manure containing ammonia, or that,
in rotting, gives off ammonia, as the ashes
promotes the escape of the ammonia into
the air. Ammonia escapes in tho form cf
gas which the potash drives off. Hen
manure may be seriously injured by having
ashes composted with it, and the same
may be said of cotton seed meal, and, in
fact, a large number of mauurial substan
ces. The best way of applying ashes is to
give it to the land alone—not mixed with
any other substauco.
not say auy
Yways a precious
A Tramp’s Maxims.
Iu the hip pocket of an old vagrant,
pulled in by the police the other night,
was a memorandum book full ot bis own
writing with pencil, aud some of his phi
losophy is good enough to be preserved,
His first paragraph reads:
“Drinking bud whiskey because it is
ottered free is like getting in the way of
bullets purchased by au euemy.”
A secoud reads:
“ Houesty is the best of policy, but some
folks are satisfied with secoud best. It is
very bard to be honest ou au empty slum
A third runs:
“A dry plank under a rain proof shod is
better than a feather-bed in jail, and one
isu’t annoyed by the jailer bringing in a
A fourth says:
“ Fay as you go. If you havn’l? anything
to pay with don’t go. It you are forced to
go, record every indebtedness, aud let
your heirs settle tho bills.”
The filth explains : ■
“ We should have charity foc-qll. Wheu.
India who are having red hot .weather,
A sixth is recorded:
“ Politeness costs nothing, but it is not
expected that you will wake a man up at
midnight to ask permission to go through
his hen house, it is juqsq. courteous to let
him epjoy his ueeded repose.”
The seventh aud last was noted down ns
follows: " * ;JT
“ When you pick up an apple core do
uot fiud.tault because it is not the apple
itself, but be satisfied with too grade of
descent. Do uot be ashamed of your oc
cupation. We can not all be Lords, nor
can we all be vagrants. As I cannot be a
Lord, I should uot lament, at being a va
grant. Be truthtul and outspoken. That
js, tell’em you are a Chicago fire sufferer.
Keep seasonable hours, or some other wag
will get your plunk first. Be hopeful, cheer
ful and good natured. Growling won’t
cure a sore heel.”
. ,A circuit rider one day met a man
praying in the road. This exhibition of
piety was not only gratifying, but aroused
curiosity and begot inquiry.
“ What are you doing!” asked the preach
“ Praying for my enemy,” said the man,
“ Praying tor your enemy!” the astonish
ed divine replied; “what are yon doing
that for Y”
“ Don’t the Bible say if you pray for
your enemy you can heap coals of fire on
“ Then,” said the map.. “ I want to burn
this d—n rascal up.”
.Pat, what makes you start after that
rabbit when your gun has no lock on it.”
“ Hush, my darlint, the rabbit don’t know
Not unto every hurt U Oodi good gift
Of ziiuplc teudenieu allowed; we meet
With love in many fashions when wu llft
Flrat to our lips iife’a waters bitter-sweet.
Love cornea upon us with resistless power
Of curbless passion, and with headstrong win;
It plays around lUte April's breeze and shower,
Or calmly flows, a rapid stream, aud still.
It cornea with blessedness onto the heer.
That welcomes It aright, < f bitter fate!
It wrings the bosom with so fierce a smart,
That lore, watery, la cru. le: tlmi hale.
Ar44H b , eh, me^wbeu love bus ceased to bless.
Our broken hearts cry out fu. tend ernes* I
We long for tendemce* like that which hung
About ns, lying on oor mother’s breast;
A selfless feeling, that no plot nor tongue
Can praise aright, aineo sllWe sings It Jbest; 1
A tore, as far removed f
As from the cbS*"—
A love to lean on v
i to totter s
*God jJraot that later t
Slay spring for us beneetb life's Autumn sides!
God grant some loving oue be near to bless
Onr weary wuy with simple tenderness?
.. A hotfel is advertised as “ kept by tha
widow of Mr. Brown, who died last sum
mer on a new and improved plan.”
. .A Texas town was recently visited by
olergyman, lor the first time in its his
tory, aud the hospitable inhabitants pro
posed getting up a horse race for his en
A Frenchman, boastiug of tho invent
ive genius of Ins country, said: “ We in
vented the ruffles.” “ Ay,” said John
Bull, “ and we added shirts to them.”
A German lately married says, “ It
vas yus so easy as a needle cood valk out
mit a camel’s eye as to get der bebindb
wordt mit a voomans.”
..An old bachelor said he once fell in
love with a young lady, but abandoned
all idea of marrying her when he found
that she and all her family were opposed
(obody likes to be nobody, but every-
Y. is pleased to think himself some
body^ but when anybody thinks himself
to be somebody, he generally thinks eve
rybody to bo nobody.
. .An Irishman after marrying six wives,
on being askod how he could be so hard
a villain as to delude so many, replied
with groat nonchalance ; “ Why, plaze
your worship, I was trying to get a good
.Exploring waist places,” said John,
as he put his arm around the pretty cham
ber maid. “ Navigation of the ’air,” said
Mrs. Henry, overhearing him and sailing
into his black curls
. .A bright little three year old iu Hart
ford, got a little mixed between her reli
gious and nursery rhymes, and gravely
recited : “ The Lord is my shepherd, and
he’s lost his sheep, and don’t know where
to find them.”
the winter winds blow cold and drear we «« Missus Snowdron” said a irentia.
wags should pity the pojr fellows in. t “ 8 ,, bn ™ flr °P> said a^gonuo-
Inffia who are havirnr retK. «? lor * h ? oth ™. afternoon daring a
shower,.to a lady of his acquaintance, “ as
de wedder is is somewhat amphitious, will
yon do me dq honor to step - under, my
umbreller and forma quorum !” “ Th -
you, Mr. Dillups, I wil
umbrella is rathers <
scholars read, 1
the word “honor i.ij_ iijim... >
master told him it should bo pronounced' -
without the h, as thus, onor.
“ Veapill, sir,” replied tho lad, “ I will
remember in the future.” v
“Ay,” said the master "•always drop
The next morning the master’s tea with
a hot muffin had been brought to the uesk;
but th« rintina nf his vnoittinn mortn \Linl
but the duties of his vocation made 'hjm
wait till it was cold; when addressing roe
same boy. he told him to take it to the fire
and feat it. NiO
“Yes, sir "replied the scholar and to- 'wj
king it to the fire, ate it Presently the ^
master called for his muffin.
“ I ate it as you bade me,” said the boy.
“Eat it, you scoundrelY I bade you
take it to the fire and heat it!”
“ But sir, replied the lad, “ yesterday
you told me always to drop the H.”
..Soon after tie Copernican system of f
astronomy began to be generally under
stood, an old farmer went to his parson
with the following inquiry: “ Dr. T., do
you believe in the new story they tell
about the earth moving around the suu f
“ Yes, certainly.?-- “ Do you think It- is.
according to the scriptures* (If.it is true,
how could Joshua command the Sun to
staud still!” “ Umph!” quoth the parson:
“ Joshua commanded the suu to stand still,
did be T” “ Yes.” “Very well. Did you
eVer hear that he set it agoing again i”