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ATHENS, GEORGIA,—TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1879.
J AS. J. BALDWIN.
COX. HILL * THOMPSON
J. J. BALDWIN & CO.,
—WHOLESALE DEALEB8 IN—
Foreign and Domestic Liquors, Wines, &c. .
ALSO AGENTS FOR THE CULEBRATED
STONE MOU?iTAEV CORN WHISKEY.
Corner of Broad and Jackson Sts.,
Atlxens - Georgia.
THE SOUTHERN WATCHMAN
PUBLISHED EVERY TUESDAY.
(J.ficn fWMr •/ Broad and Wall Streets, (up-staln. j
TWO DOLLAB YE -^-33.,
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Advertisement* wiU be inerted at ONE DOLLAR per square
or the Aral iuaertion, aud FIFTY CENTS peraunare for each
onticnance, for any time under one month. For longer p*-
od*. • liberal deduction will be made.
LEGAL ADVERTISING. i
Sherlff’a sale*, per square •***[
•• mortgage Males, per square o.w
Bale*. daya, by Admlniatratora, Executors or Gnard’na. 6.60
Citation* of Adminlrtratloo or Guardianship 4.00
Notice to llebtora aud Creditor*;.. rJ5
Rules SlaLj*r aquare, each I’JJ
Uf»vo to aeu Real Estate. • _
OlUtloofordlambslouof Administrator •♦• • •• ®;JJ[
To a*c rtaln.the number of aquarea inan
bltuary. A eoui»l the vrorda—one hundred being a aquarc. All
action* arc coanted ae full aonarea. .
Atlarua & Charlotte
On and after Sunday, June 1st, DOUBLE
DAILY TRAINS will run on this road as
. BAY PASSBHOIB THAIS,
Arrlvea at Lola.. ; .... 646a.n
Leaves Lula C.43a.n
NIGHT MAIL AND PASMwNGEK TRAIN.
L. Attorney, at Uf,^
Will prartlcln lhi-F. dcT.1 Conxt uid •» ,h « ®'*lf ®°”'“
. .cpI too »'uy Court ot Atoon..^ . . Sopt-»e—
JAMAS COBB, .»
Will practice . lone in the City Court ol CUlkc county
E li.L.lISU'RIN, .
* ATHENS, QEOUQIA.
Office o.er Cklidu A NldtcrWTh% Store. AneJO-ly
• Attorney nt Low*
S-Utral citent.’ Honey Neecr Spratob* gwvptly
\V. S * AT LAW-
^n'!^jssss^ m ^>ssr
Por.Bun.ow. • DAT® 0. Be»ow. Ja
ATTOBNBYS AT tW, ATam
|V*(H8ce ovar Taho*dgc, Ilodgson A Co. mBr>0._
Attornay-»t-L»w, Athens, Sa.
Office on College Avenue. -
UWARD R. HABDKN,
flAI. Jndce U. R. Court. Nehnuk. Mid tJUh, and now
' Judge of Brook. County Conti,)
Attorney At Law, Qnltora, Brocta Co-i Bn-
F loyd & sibmas,
Attorney* *t Law,
win practice in the connttc. ot Walton Mid
-n,4 Jefferaan, Gru
orer Spout A Co.M Shoe More, Brand rtreet, AthenAGjor-
rI*. ■ -i
Leaves LuIb ....8.54 b, m’
DAY PASSENGER TRAIN.
Arrive* at Lula 7.45 p. m,
Leaves Lula 7.445 p. m .
LOCAL FREIGHT AND ACCOMMODATION TRAIN.
Arrive* at Lula. 12.15 p..
Leave Lula 12.25 p.m
THROUGH FREIGHT TRAIN GOING EAST.
Arrive at Lula
Leaves 44 * '
Leave* Lola V.V.V.V.V.V.V.’.V.'.Tl,05 a
THROUGH FREIGHT TRAIN GOING WEST*
Arrive at Lula.
I will be operated on und
PORT ROYAL Jt AUGUSTA RAILW/. Y,
T __ _ A |:«ITHTA, Ga.,June 25th, 1879.
HE FOLLOWING bCHEDULE u
after this date:
.GOING SOCTn. GOING NORTH.
Train No. 1. I Train No. 2.
Leave Augusta 8.00 p m j Lv 1'ort Royal 11.00 p r
“i Lv Beaufort 11.23 p 1
im' ar Ycmusse 1.00 a r
ArEWeuton 9 51 i
Lv Yemasaee 2.30 am Lv Lharieston 8.aop
A r Savannah 6.35a
Lv Savannah 4.10 p
Lv Jacksonville 5.16 p m
Ar Savannah 8.20 a m
ArCbnrteston sooum ^S”*””* 1 ' ?»?P?
Ar Jacksonville..... 7 15 an
Lv Yemaase 2.20 a in Lv AHendal-3 3.45 a m
Ar Beaufort 3.43 a m;Lv KUenton 5.85 am
Ar Port Royal 4.W n r’-i.Ar ArgosU 6.36 a ro
GOING SOUTH Cbu. ■.'<LES? jJe with Georgia Rail
road for Savannah, Cha*<i£oK7 T>o*ufort and Port Royal.
Also* 1th Central RbIItoau for Charleston,, Beaufort and
GOING NORTH. Connections made with Charlotte,
Columbia aqd Augusta Railroad-, for all potnts North and
East aud the Springs of the Carolinas red Virginia ; wit
Georgia Railroad for At u»ta nrdthe West aud Sommer
Resort* ot North Georgia. Also with South Carrlina luiii
road for Aiken and i.iouitM 'the Lire ot *aid road.
WOODRUFF ROTUNDA fclEEPIFG CAMS of the root
Improved style and elegnnc .aril be operated by thi* line
only, between Angnat* and Savannah, without change.
Baggage checked t brough.
Through tickets for rale at Union Depot Ticket Office,
Augaata, Ga^ and at all principal Ticket Offices.
Co. FLEMING, Gen. AgL
Georgia Bailroad Com’y.
AtiorsTA, Ga., Oct. 4th, 1
Leave Augusta. 9.35, a. m.
** iron. 6.05, •*
Union Pt 12.55 p. 1
J OHN M. MATTHKW8,
A*.tcrney at Law, Baniclrrtlle, Sa.
Prompt attention will bo tfyen to any btutocea cno^cd to
I 1VIUIY, Peed dt Sale SSUtblo,
j BiXS k KF.ATES, Prop',, tkene, B*.
w lb be toiad at tbolr old aland, rear Franklin House bmld-
lnu, Tbomaartreat. Keep alway, an hand good turn-out.
ana careful driven.
Ittnck wed cand for when entrusted to our care.
Utock on band tor anle at an tlraee. '
p'.MlTKI, M. THURMOND
JJji 'l - Attaraey at Uw, Atbena, Ga.
Office On Urcad aucet, orer the note ot J. W. Barry—will
gleeapeelal attention to caeca In Bankruptcy. alao,to tte
collection ot a*i claim* entrusted to his care.
|N and after Sunday, Ocr. 5th, 1879, trains will run
over the Athens Branch, a* follows:
- Athens t.15, a. m.
Winters, 9.45 “
Lexington, 10. 20 41
Antioch, 10.48 44
'* Maxey’s. 11.05 44
'/ Woodville, 11.21 4< _
Maxey’s, 1^0* pm
Ant'och, 1.00, »*
Lexington, 2.12. 44
Winter's, v.47, 44
Atlit ) s. 3.15, * 4
I'ashingion which are
daily, except Sundays.
Change ol* Schedule.
8urrBn»T*sntBTl O * icx, \
Athens, Ga., *'ci. M ts.’S.f
QN and after Monday, Ort.6 4 h. I979j
P O. THOMPSON,
Attornty *M*' ATSgrSt ^
W .I. RAY,
Attemay »ai Corostte *t L*w,
«WWU1 glra prompt atlen lon to all
_ Northeastern Railroad wlll run as foh.e
daily except Sunday:
T A. ILVH,
WA TCBVA KKR ASD JBWtSLKR,
Next door to ReaTe, A Nlchcdaon, Tbomae M., ArniKJ.Gi.
a» wuk warranted twelve atontha. . aeptll
Alt, wo*k warranted twelva ■
B E. TH RASHER,
. - ATTORNEY-AT-LAW
WA TKISSriLLK, OCOSBK CO., OA.
fcb.», -,ST»-ly. *
P S. THOMAS,
(■ .*• ‘attorn EYSTLAW.
1* in Court House.
MOSROK, TALTOS CO., OA.
J. R. CHRISTY,
Sf KQGHPHIC 8IP0RIB F0RT11B ff BIBS C1IC0IT,
L attend Court, aud 1
Thai’s what Fred called her when she
liret tame aud the Dame has clung to her
ever since, although she has really earned
mure musical appellation.
One day when Fred and all ot us were
homo, a strange woman, with a queer
little girl about live years old, came to the
door anil asked if she might come in and
get warm. It was the alternoon of a cold
windy day in March, and as Bridget had
gone uut and the kitcheu lire was down,
mamma let her come into the sitting-room
wbeie we all were, Fred reading, Nell and
I sewing, and Willie aud baby Belle play
ing with Ibe blocks.
Mamma placed a chair by the fire for
the strange woman and pushed up a low
stool for the little girl, who seated horse!!
demurely upon it, and then began looking
at Fred, who sat next to her.
l’retty soon the woman arose, said she
bijil a long walk to take, and as she was
soon to return, asked if she might leave
her little girl, who was tired, with us uutil
she came back.
We lived in a small couutry town, you
see, where tramps were tew and far be
tween, and mamma, suspecting nothing,
consented, and the woman went away.
The little girl sat still for a long time
and then suddenly startled us all by ask
ing in a clear, childish voice:
“ What dat be !’’
She was looking at Fred, aud nodded
comically at the book he held in his hand.
That's a book,” said Fred.
What be you d<> it with V
I’m reading it,”
What dat is T’
Here Fred’s gravity gave way and he
burst into a hearty laugh. The child only
looked at him wonderfully, and repeated
her question, with grave earnestness
What dat is you dot”
Look here, little Quiz,” said Fred,.” you
drust^be a savage if you uever saw a hook
belorifj^aud he tried to explain to her
what he was doing, but at every step she
stopped him with a question, always, as
Willie said, putting the cart before the
“ Well, Quiz,” said Fred, at last, “ you
display a marvellous desire ior informa
tion, if you don’t know much now. Pray,
tell us what your name is t”
But for all we coaid learn from the little
stranger, who could ask questions far
easier than she could answer them, she
had no name; so Fred said be should call
her Quiz as long as she stayed with us.
Theaiiernoon wore slowly away, and
still the stranger woman did not come
back. Little Quiz stayed with us all night,
and t he next morning papa made inquiries
aud learned that stie bad taken the train
tor Chicago, and was by this time beyond
the possibility ol tracing.
We were ail very indignant when papa
told us next day at dinner.
Quiz amused us with her odd ways and
droll questions, and we thought it very
cruel tor her iQoiber, as we supposed the
woman to be, to desert her in that mau-
And what was to becomo of poor
Quiz now t was the question wo all asked
^nyfiose we’ll have to send her to the
Arrive Woodville, l.io p m
“■IlJcdjjevilJc 4 30 \
14 Macon, C SO., 44
August a, 3 2S ‘'
Trainr ran ojdly,except to and from Waahiii jimt
8. E. JOHNSON, sSnpT.
I. R. HORSEY. Oen. P***. Avert.
Leave'Athena. I ?.R0p.
Leave Atlanta (via Air Line R. R.)
bound tmin* on A. L K. K. On We^naday* and Sat
urday* the following additional train* will h« .tun:
Leave Athena 6.45 a.
Arrive at Lola 8.45 a.
Leave Lula 520 a.
Arrive at Athena 11.30 a.
Thi* train connect* closely at Lola for Atlauta, makirg
>e trip to Atlanta only fonr lxour* and forty-five minute*.
J. M. EDWRADS. Sept.
HAIUIONY GROVE, GA.
B*5T SOX^02k^O2>T SEG-AIt.
OOD fare,comfortable room* and moat reasonable price*.
VXFaatenger* conveyed to and from Jefferson, or other
(cigars to dealers-
■ A month and expenses
9 Samples Free.
, Cut thin Notice Out
| And »rad it v ilh yonr application .also
a JC. Stamp to >n*urc
_.. £ FOSTER Jk CO. ,
r F. O. Box ITS. Cincinnati, Ohio.I
New Fall And Winter
Stock of Millinery, Ac.
MRS. T. X ADAMS,.
, has mat ret arsed
20 HOISE-POWER ERBIH
I hare a Stationary Engine for a■?,,
/GEORGIA, Madison conutv.
\J raait oTOiBImxt, 8««. 53d, 1
of James Dr dty, daceaaed
litlitff tab '
" ^,yr r —
not re^de is tLia State, —-
State of Arkan^a*. and application bavins
txave the wilt ot of Jaoet titadey, of «ud coautj \ decM,
proTeata solemn form at the November tenuof the Coert
■rriwln New #-to^S0^?SvMM.*to««Vj«k
?£n£Ta£i£?m mmcum »
se we’il have to send her to
'Vhouse,’’ said papa,
t guess you’ll find out what the rest
the little paupers know in just no time,
wo"t you, Quiz I” said Fred.
Quiz looked at him a moment with her
great, serious, gray eyes; then her lips
quivered, and two big tears rolled down
“ Where bo I sleep I” sho said, with
little, sharp sob.
Fred hesitated a moment between a de
sire to laugh and a temptation to catch her
iu his arms aud kiss away her tears. Fi-
uallv ho asked her in a softened tone:
“ Don’t you want to go, Quiz I”
“ I like to ’tay wi’ you,” answered Quiz,
with another sob, leauiug her head ou her
hand and her elbow on the table, looking
the very picture ot sadness.
“Couldn’twe keep her!” asked Fred,
suddenly, ot papa.
“ 1 don’t know; what does mother say t’
“Oh, mamma dot” said Nell, whose
heart was even softer than Ffed’s.
“Oh, ’es, mamma, dot” urged little
Mamma, thus appealed to, looked per
plexed. Her motherly heait had gone
out toward the lonely little stranger, but
she had many cares and quite children
enough to occupy both heart aud hands.
“ I’ll help take care of her ” pleaded
“We might keep her awhile,” mamma
said, and so we did.
Willie clapped his hands aud cried
Hurrah!” Nell said, “ Oh, goody!” Fred
said, “That’s jolly!” but Quiz said noth
ing, odIj* took up her fork and went on
with her dinner.
In time we all became very much at
tached to her. Her demure, funny ways,
were a constant source of amusement, and
she was gentle, affectionate and generous.
But it was Fred who held complete pos
session of her heart. For him she saved
half of her candy, apples and other good
ies; tor him she learned to sew, draw
pictures and write letters, and when she
came to go to school it was to him she
confided ail troubles and triumphs, and to
him she went tor aid and assistance in
mastering hard sums, and so we called
her Fred’s protege.
When she first went to school Fred
gave her the name of Orphania, and the
children called her “Orphie,” but she re
tained her habit of asking questions about
everything, and so, partly for fun and part
ly because the name suited her, we con
tinued to call her Quiz, and thus things
went ou until she was twelve years old
and Fred was twenty.
One day Fred went to the city on busi
ness for papa, and we did not expect him
home until the eight o’clock express came
in the evening. Toward night, there came
up a furious storm; it thundered and
lightened, the wind blew and rattled the
window casements, while at times the
rain fell in torrents. As wb were all sea t-
around the evening lamp with our
ork and studies, mamma shivered and
wondered if Fred had an overcoat with
him,' and if papa, who bad not come up
troth the office, Would think to take one
over to the station.
A few minutes afterward Quiz arose and
slipped quietly out of the room, but we
thought nothing of it, for she was in the
habit ot slipping sway without saying any
thing, and we concluded that she had
either gone to the kitchen to Biddy, or
else had gone to her own room.
She had done neither, however. Step
ping quietly into the ball, she had first put
ou her thick water-proot and rubbers,
then lighted Fred’s lantern, taking his
overcoat from the hall, went softly out ot
the front door into the driving storm.
The wind almost blew her over, aud the
rain beat hard on her face; but she ouly
tossed her head defiantly, and whispered:
“The elements cannot beat me; I know
them; they obeyed my .voice once.” Just
then the wind caught'up'her cape and
blew it over her head in such a manner
mat .--he could not see where to step, and
stumbled against the lence and almost fell
The saucy wind twisted and pulled at
her clothing, the raiu beat tuto her face,
and the thunder rumbled and roared on
But Quiz didn’t care; sho struggled
bravely ou until she reached an old dis
used shed uear the bridge which she would
have to cross, on her way to the depot.
Here she paused a moment, partially shel
tored lroiu the storm, to re^aiu her breath
before attempting the highly-exposed
The village streets were de.-erted, for no
oue would venture out ia such a storm
unless urgent business called them, yet
Quiz heard voices quite near her.
She was frightened at first, but listening
a moment and Undiug that they came from
the shed against which sho was leaniog,
she was about to hurry on when a sen
tence attracted her attention, and she
stood still aud listened.
“ But, Jim, the hull train’ll go to smash.”
“ Don’t kere! guess it’ll teach ’em not
tu discharge a feller like me fur nothin’.
Ye see, Johnson, the enjineer, and Hink-
ley, the conductor, ^re the ones thet re
ported me. The bridge is turned now
anyhow, Corey an’ Kernph, the bridge-ten
ders, are dead drunk, and there’s nothin'
fur you an’ I but tu skulk, and see ’em all
go to Satan.”
The bridge turned! Quiz’s heart gave a
great jump, and then sank like lead; her
head grew dizzy, and she was obliged to
lean hard against the shed to keep from
Then she stepped cautiously around the
coiner of the shed, and, with beating heart,
looked down tho river. A flash of light
ning showed her the railroad bridge turn
ed, and the dark river rolling between it
aud the bank, where the express train
would soon appear\ In imagination she
saw the locomotiveqminge down the bank,
followed one after anothor by the cars
loaded with passengers unaware ot ap
proaching death. She heard the shrieks
of the poor victims as they were buried
the crash, and the groans of the dying
they struggled \s£i the waves, or lay
gasping beneath thbU-uias.
Then she covered her face with her
hand to shut out the vision and thought
could she save them 1 What should she
do ? Go hack home t There were Done
but helpless women there. Hurry on to
tell papa 1 It would then be too late.
“I must save them myself,” she whis
pered, and shuttiag her lips tight, grasp
ing her lantern firmly she dashed <!owu a
cross street in the direction of the rail
Then she remembered that Fred, one
day in explaining to her about momen
tum, had to'd her that the engine could
not easily stop on the down grade on this
«ide ol the river, but that it was necessary,
order to do so, to go back from the
river about a mile and a halt to where the
descent first began, near the curve.
To save time she decided to go cross
lots. The storm increased, but Quiz nev-
paused a moment; over fences, through
briare, across ditches, into mud and mire
ankle deep, she staggered along, holding
close to the lantern upon which her hopes
Once she fell down and hurt her side,
but she scrambled up and hurried on,
never heediDg the paiu. At last she
neared the track aud saw the headlight ot
the locomotive just rounding the curve.
She tossed ofl her cloak, which impeded
her progress, and with redoubled energy
pushed ou. Nearer and nearer came the
locomotive—fainter and fainter came her
breath—she was growing weak—she
stumbled over a stono—when she arose
the locomotive was almost opposite to
her—she gathered all her strength and
reached the side of tho track on time with
the eDgine, she swung her lantern above
her head and shonted with all her might
“ The bridge is turned !”
The train whizzed past her and she fell
fainting to the ground.
When she camo to 1 herself she was lying
on the damp grouaJ w.ith a seat-cushion
under her head and a number of gentle
men standing around her.
“ Be they all killed t” asked Quiz, with
“ No; thanks to you, my brave gill, we
are all saved,” answered a kiud-taced gen
tleman, who was bending over her;“ are
you better now t”
“Yes, thank you; but where’s Fredt
Wasn’t .Fred on the train 1”
“ Anybody here by the name ot Fred t”
asked tho conductor, who stood near.
Three or four gentlemen stepped forward,
among them our Fred, who no sooner
looked at poor Quiz than he exclaimed
“ Why, bless you, it’s my sister! Dear
Quiz, how did you come here I” and he
caught her up iu his arms and kissed' her
before them all.-
Her story was soon told, and several of
the gentlemen started off after the vilUans t
who were found ia the very shed where.
Quiz had left them, and the rest assisted
the conductor getting the bridge in place)
Quiz was taken on board with Fred, 'and
when the bridge had been fixed, the train
moved down to the station, where
crowd ot anxious citizens, who bad re
ceived a premonition that something .was
wrong, had gathered.
Of cours" papa was with the rest, and
when he heard what a little heroine Quiz
had first spoken to Quiz when she had
lound herself lying on the ground alter
the train had passed her. No sooner did
he speak than papa recognized him as his
old friend and schoolmate, Arthur Witber-
ton, whom he had not seen for nearly
tweuty years. He invited him to ac
company him to our home, and he did so.
We, at home, were still sitting around
the tire, wondering anxiously why papa
and Fred did not come and feeling thank-
ful that the storm had at last abated, wheu
we heard papa’s night key in the door and
in a minute more they came into the room,
papa carryiug Quiz, who was weak and
pale, while her clothing was disordered
aDd covered with mud. Fred and Mr. Wil-
berton followed close behind him.
Nell uttered a little scream as she saw
Quiz, und the rest of us stared in amaze
ment, tor we supposed Quiz was safe in
her own room, and we could not account
for her disordered appearance. Papa soon
told us the story, and then we all cried
and kissed her and called her our little
heroiue, and wheu mamma insisted upon
putting her to bed, tearing the exposure
might make her ill, we all wanted to sit
up and help take care of her.
The uext morning, wttile we were all in
the breakfast-room visitiug with Mr. Wil-
burton, aud almost smothering Quiz with
tender solicitude, the former suddenly
turned toward papa and said:
“ You don’t kuow, Frederick, how much
your little daughter, Orphie, reminds me
my lost wife. She has the same soft
eyes and quiet ways, and the same tones
“ Why, Arthur,” said papa; “ I did not
know you had ever been married 1”
“ Yes,” answered Mr. Wilburton, sadly;
but I did not long enjoy domestic hap
piness. But a lew years after Nettie aDd
" were married, I became unfortunate in
business speculations and went to Califor
nia in search of luck.
“ I had been there two years and was
beginning to look anxiously forward to the
time when I could have Nettie with me,
when I received a letter informing me of
“In those days it was sometiihes
months after a letter was sent before we
received it. I arranged my .busmbsq as
soon as I could, and returned to my old
home in search of our child, and found
that a strange family who had been living
the house with Nettie had taken her
with them. Whither this family had gone
could not learn. They were a strange
wandering family, and had left tor parts
unknown in the night. I have traveled
far and wide, and I have spent a good
sized fortune searching for my little one,
but I fear I shall never see my little Mamie
again. Fortune has been kind to me; I
am rich now, but I’d give my whole for
tune for my child it 1 could but find her."
There were tears in his eyes as he ceas
ed speaking, and we all felt sad, for we
were beginning to love the man of whom
papa had so ojteii told us. But Quiz was
very much excited, her cheeks were red,
her eyes full ot tears, while her breast
heaved with every breath as she leaned
forward with clasped hands.
“ Did you learn the name of the family
who took the child t” asked papa, alter a
“ Yes, they wore called Sannand Lne
Brown.” .4a A
At this Quiz uttered a cry arid .sprang
“ I know it now, I’m Mamie, I’m Mamie,
I’m Mamie!” she exclaimed, passionately,
falling at Mr. Wilburton’s feet, and sob-
biug as hard as she could.
*“ What does this meant” faltered Mr.
Wilburton. “Frederic, is not this your
Iu as few words as possible papa told
him the story of how Quiz camo to be a
member ot our family.
“ But have you nothing, nothing, my
child, which yon brought from our old
home 1” asked Mr. Wilburton, trembling
between hope and tear.
“ Only this,” sobbed Quiz, taking a lock
et irom her neck; “ the sick woman who
called me Mamie gave it to me to keep
With trembling hands Mr. Wilburton
took the trinket and opened it, then press
ed it to his lips as he exclaimed, “ It’s
Nettie herself, her own lace ! I remember
the locket now!”
We young people slipped out of the
room then, and when we returned Quiz
was leaning against Mr. Wilburton’s chair
looking brighter and happier than we had
ever seen her before.
It was very hard for ns to give her up
just as she had become the dearest sister
in all the world, bat Mr. Wilburton did
not take her far away. He bought a beau
tiful house not far from us, over which
Quiz presided in her sweet womanly way.
When she was eighteen Fred persuaded
her to become our sister-indaw, and now
she is the mother ot his baby, Nettie, but
we still call her Quiz sometimes, and her
father agrees with us that the name is
quite appropriate, for she never seems
tired of asking questions about her moth
er Nettie, whom she cau hardly remem
Praise Yonr Wife.
Praise your wife, mau; for pity’s sake,
give her a little encouragement—it won’t
hurt her. Sbe has mads your home com
fortable, your heart bright and shining,
your food agreeable. For pity’s sake, tell
her you thank her, if nothing more. She
don’t expect it; it will make her eyes open
wider than they have for ten years, bnt it
will do her good for all that, and you,
There are many women to-day thirsting
for the word of praise, the language ot en
couragement. Through summer’s heat
arid Winter’s toil they have drudged un
complainingly ; and so accustomed have
their lathers, brothers, and husbands'be
come to their' monotonous labors,’that
they look for and npou them as they do
upon the daily rising of the suu, and its
dally going down. Homely every day life
may be made beautiful by an appreciation
of its homeliness. Yon know that if the
itude for the numberless atteutious be
stowed upon them in sickness aud in health,
but they are so selfish in that feeling.
They don’t come out with a hearty “ why,
how pleasant you make things look, wife,”
or “ I’m much obliged to you for taking so
muchpaius.” They thank the tailor for
giving him “ fitsthey thank the man in
a full omnibus who gives them a seat;
they thaDk the young lady who moves
along in the concert; in short, they t hank
everybody and everything out of doors,
because it is the custom, and they come
home, tip their chairs back and heels up,
pull out the newspaper, grumble if wife
asks them to take the baby, scold if the
live has gone down, or, if everything is
just right, shut their mouth with a smack
of satislaction, but never say to her, “1
I tell you what, men—young men and
old—if you die but show an ordinary civil
ity towards those common articles oi
housekeeping, your wives; if you gave the
oue huudred aud sixth part of the compli
ments you almost ohoked them with before
tboy were married; ii you would stop your
badiuageabout whomyou are going to have
when number one is dead) such things
wives may laugh at, but they sink deep
sometimes;) if you would cease to speak
ot their faults, however banteriugly, before
others, fewer women would seek tor other
sources of happiuess than your affection.
Praise your wife, then, tor all the good
qualities she has, and you may rest assured
that the deficiencies are fully counter
balanced by your own.
“JHurdor’’-and Other Things-" Will Out.”
•The other evening a gentleman boarder
in one of our genteel boarding-houses was
comfortably reading in his room, tho door
open, wheD, from the foot ot the stairs, he
beard a young lady boarder with whom he
was on terms ot free and piaytul intimacy,
“ Mr. , throw me your night-gown,
Sure that he must have misunderstood
her, he called:
“ Throw you what t”
V‘ Your night-gowD, please.”
He was startled. There was no mistak
ing her meaning, aud believing that some
new joke was on toot among the second-
floor occupants which would seem to jus
tify such a strange request on the part of
the lady, h« took a fresh night-shirt trom
his bureau and tossed it over the ballusters.
it was received with an ejaculation that
sounded little like thanks, and all was
Next morning on descending he discov
ered his property at the foot of the stairs,
where it seemed to be doing duty as au
impromptu door mat. Fora moment he
inwardly pronounced it very shabby treat
ment oi such an immaculate article by the
fair borrower, and returned to his room
with it; but took his place at the table in
his usual good humor.
“ Well, how did it work!” he inquired,
iookiug over expectautly at the lady. She
had omitted to give him her usual cordial
salutations, and uow her eyes were fixed
upon her plate, and her expression of taco
t ut a shade lighter than a thunder cloud.
“ Did the joke pan out a success I” he
The lady bit her lips with suppressed
•iDger, and his fellow boarders looked at
him in sober inquiry. Seeing there was a
mistake somewhere he wisely concluded
to keep quiet aud lot the mystery explain
itself. And it did. That noon he found
upon his dressing-table the tallowing
“ Mr. , when next I ask you to threw
me your knife down, or make any request
of you whatever, you will know it. I did
not expect such au insult from you, sir.”
Calmly aud in silence the gentleman ate
his dinner, aud on his return to business
dropped a note in the P. 0., of which the
following is a copy:
“Miss , when next you ask me to
throw my ‘ knife down,’ or honor me by
any request whatever, I trust I shall be
so fortunate as to understand you correct
ly. Yon believed me to be a gentleman,
and I kuow you to be a lady.”
On bis return that evening sbe went to
him in the hall with cordially outstretched
hand aud frank words of apology. A
hearty laugh tallowed, and each promised
to keep “ the joke” a secret, and up to
this writing each has faithfully kept the
A belated pedestriau going up Fori
street at a late hour tho other night
thought that he obsorvod a figure crouch
ing in the latticed porch covering a Irom
door. The matter had a suspicious look
and he halted and looked over the fence.
“ Go on, now!” called a voice of a fe
male through the gloom.
“ Do you live t$ere T” inquired tho man,
“ Indeed I do.”
“ Can’t you get in t”
“ Indeed I can.”
“ Well, what are ; ou waiting for I” he
asked after a pause.
• What fort” she demanded. “Would
respectable woman bo crooked over
here at this hour of the night with a club
in her band it she didn’t expect her hus
band every blessed minute!”—Detroit
THIS SHEAR’S JOKES.
Clipped front the Papers of the Old and
“ I’m a ruta baga, and here’s where I
plant myself,” said a tramp, as he entered
a farm house near Freeport, Illinois, and
seated himself at the table. “ We alters
bile ours,” said the farmer’s wile, amt
soused him with a dishpau full of boiling
“Iu pursuing my ilieme I should like to
cover my ground, bnt—” “ Ruy shoes big
enough lor your feet aud you’ll do it,” was
the impudeut suggestion from the crowd,
aud the orator adjourned his remarks un
til a more refined audience could be
A Dutchman, the proprietor of a Colo
rado lino ol stages, was collecting S3 a
piece from the passengers, by way ot fare.
AU had paid except oue, and he, drawing
i lai-ge revolver, pointed it at the head of
the collector and hoarsely asked: “ Won’t
tliat pass me 1” Periectly unmoved the
Dutchman said: “ Oh, no; we eats dem
tings here. Two tollars please.”
A young lady who ought to know, says
the Boston Transcript, accounts for the
disposition of the average youug fellow to
put his arm around a girl’s waist by the
supposition that he is looking for that rib
that was taken from him so tang ago.
A subscriber to a newspaper, died re
cently, leaving tour years’subscription un
paid. The editor appeared at the grave,
and deposited in the coffin a palm leaf tan,
a linen coat and a thermometer.
It is better not to ask too many ques
tions about the future. A curious Lus-
band—that is, a husband who was too
curious—asked his wife, “ My dear, what
kind of a stone do you think they will give
me when I am gone I” She answered,
coolly, “ Brimstone, John.”
The woman'who.said she wouldn’t mar
ry the best man livifig kept her word when
sho married, a tramp.
-i * ***
To be interesting a speaker should be
full of his subject, unless he happens to
be speaking against liquor.
She was plump and beautiful, and he
was wildly fond of her. She hated him.
but, woman-like, she tried to catch him'.
And yet what was ho t—A flea.
“ What quantities of dried grasses you
keep here, Miss Stebbins t Nice room for
a donkey to get into t” “ Mako yourself
at, home,” she responded, with Sweet grav
Few young meu are afraid ot a yellow
jacket wheu it has a girl in it.
fi jor is clean, manual labor has been per
formed to make ft so. You know that if
had become, he kissed her, very tenderly 1 you can take from yonr drawer a clean
and was very thankful that he* ha<£,kept shirt whenever yon want it, somebody’^
and cared lor the homeless little girHrhom 'lidgera have ached in the toil ct-making
the strange woman had thrust suuncere-jit so fresh and agreeablev^BverytfuDg
moniously upon him. that pleases the eye and +tbe.jiqrile' has
But the strangest part of the story is yet! 5°° u P roa,Iced b y c0 “ tan ^
to come. Among the gentlemen who thought, great care and untiring efforts,
came forward to thank Quiz and congrat- i buddy aod mental,
ulate papa on having such a brave Uttle ! 8t is not that many men do not appre-
daughier, was the kind-faced man jfho date these things, and feel a glow of grat-
’ ’• y *'
The exasperating. times have again
arrived when a young man gets up 'in the
morning, hunts for bis hat, fails to find it,
imagines that he came homo without it on
the preceding evening, dons a straw hat
aud goes down town to meet his sister
with his four-dqUAr Derby cocked over her
left eav, and puffibgou more airs than the
gentleman chicken iu the barn-yard.
■STa ' ......
A West-side mau got a belt the other
day for making two laps. The second ono
was the cook’s, and his wife caught him at
it. The belt was received just around the
corner trom the left ear, and was made
with a stove-lifter.
“There is something inexpressibly
touching in tho fallen leaves,” sighs an es
teemed author. There is, there is. It’s
wheu you slip on one of the articles on a
wet niorntag, and touch the unsympa
thetic pavement with the end of yourself.
“ Most people neglect the eye,” says a
writer. Prize-fighters don’t. They al
ways go right for it.
Do Monkeys Swim ?
A correspondent of Land and TFaferin
reply to a question whether monkey:
swim, says: “ I was always under the
impression that they did not like wetting
their fur or hair, but at SaDgur, Central
India, when I was stationed there, I bad
little monkey that was exceedingly fom
of swimming and diving. Oue day, on
poking him to the pond at the bottom <>i
my compound, he jumped off my shouldei
arid dived (like a man) into the water
which was three, or lour feet deep; ht
had his chain on as the time, and when be
dived in, the chain caught iu some gras*-
or root at the bottom and kept the mui
key down; he was just able tu come U
the top of the water. Feeiiug bis chain
bad caught he dived down, uudid the
chain, aud continued to swim with the
chain in his baud. He swaui just like a
man, as far as 1 could see from the motiou
of his arms. Several ot uiy brother offi
cers came tosee him swiunuiug, of which
he was very forid, swimming Very quietly,
and cunningly trying "to catch the frogs
that lay floating on the top of the water.
“ A pleasant smile he srnole,
A holy wink he wunk;
U, it was a glorious thing to think
The generous thought he thunk.”
“ What are you about?” angrily exclaim
ed a country editor the other day to his
wife, who was touching up her complex
ion before the mirror. “ Only getting up
my ‘patent outside’ dear,” was the reply.
What’s the difference,’ asked a teacher
in arithmetic, * between one yard and two
yards!’ ‘A fence,’ was the reply of a
member of the class. The teacher was si-
Sho sang soprano sweetly—
Her voice was like a lyre;
But on Sunday she ate onions,
And busted up the choir.
»..A sham-poo—Affected contempt.
. .Striped stockings cover a multitude of
...When you observe a family sitting
about the dinner-table, each member
bathed in tears, remember that the horse
radish season is upon us.
...What is the difference between a
watchmaker and a jailer! One sells
watches, and the other watches ceils.
...Why is a woodpecker like a tramp!
Answer—Because he bores for his grub.
It is only the female sex who can rip,
darn and tear without .being] considered
...A little girl in one of our public schools
the other day bad occasion to parse the
word “ Angel.” Coming tci the gender she
•topped dismayed and asked bet ; teacher
it «there are any men Angels” , ;il : .
..A youug follow was the other-day
rallying another on having a forge mouth.
- Yes ” was the reply, “ but tbe. Lord had
make yours small so as to give plenty
>f room for jour cheek.”
..An unsuccessful vocalist went to the
uoor-house and delighted the inma.es
with his sinking. He said it was a natu
ral thing tor him to do, as he liad been
ringing to poor houses over siace ho bo-
tan his career.
..The newest definition of the black
vomit is the exodbs to Kansas.
..“ Never lea vejphat you undertake un
it you can reaettyour arms around it and
clinch your hamra on the other side,” says
a recently published book tor young men.
Very good advice; but what if sbe screams !
...The man wbo “couldn’t find his
m itch” wen t to bed in the dark,; . . [