Darien Timber Gazette.
VOL. 7.--NO. 3.
Darien Timber Gazelle,
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY MORNING,
AT DARIE.Y, GEORGIA,
CORNER BROAD AND NORTHWAY STREETS.
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~ ' COUNTY OFFICERS.
County Commissioners —James Walker, Chairman;
Adam Strain, John M. Fisher, J. A. Atwood, 1. H.
Gignilliat, James E. Holmes, Joseph Hilton.
Cierk Hoard of County Commissioners —Spalding
Kenan. „ _
Cierk Superior Court —L. B. Davis.
Ordinary—C. H. Hopkins, Sr.
Sheriff —T. Butler Blount..
Receiver Tax Returns— W. McW. l'oung.
Tax Collector— O. 0. Hopkins.
County Treasurer —M. C. O’Neil.
County Surveyor —W. It. Poppel.
Coroner —Philip Maxwell.
The Commissioners hold monthly meetings on
the first Wednesday in each month.
Ex-Officio Mayor —James Walker.
Ex-Officio Aldermen —Joseph Hilton, J. A. Atwood,
Adam .Strain, J. E. Holmes, Thomas H. Gignilliat,
.John M. Fisher.
Committee on Finance —Messrs. Strain, Atwood
and Hilton. _ ,
Committee on Accounts— Messrs. Holmes, (Jignil
liat and Fisher. ~ .
Committee on Harbor—'Messrs. Hilton, Ho.mes
and Strain. ■
Committee on Health and Cemetery Messrs. 1 inner,
Atwood and Holmes. _ ,
Committee on Haupers— Messrs. Atwood, Holmes
and Oignilliat. - , ,
Committee on Jail- Messrs, Fisher, Hilton and
Atwood. _ TT .
Committee on Streets and Lanes— Messrs. Holmes.
Strain and Fisher.
Committee on County Roads —Messrs. Atwood,
Gignilliat and Hiltou.
Committee on Public Buildings Messrs. Gigml*
liai, Fisher and Strain.
Committee on Police—: Messrs. Holmes, Hilton and
Committee on Ordinances —Messrs. Atwood, Strain
Clerk and Treasurer— Spalding Kenan.
City Marshal —Charles H. Hopkins, Jr.
Deputy Marshal —Alonzo Guyton.
HarOor Master —George Crane.
Fort Physician— Dr. Tfames Holmes.
Inspector General of Timber —George W . Paries.
Port Wardens —lsaac M. Aiken, Jonn 11. Burrell,
and James G. Young.
Jailer— Charles H. Hopkins, Jr.
Board Pitot Commissioners —Dr. It. B. Harris.
Chairman, K. K. Walker, W. C. Clark, Arthur Bai
ley, W. L. Fulton, James Laclilison.
Mitchell. Lewis Livingston, Secretary.
Live Oak Lodge, No. 137, meets first Wednesday
night in each month at their hall-near the. Magno
lia H ruse; James Walker, Worshipful Master; ivl.
C. O'Neil, Secretary
UNITED STATES OFFICERS.
Collector of Customs, Brunswick District —John x.
Collins. Headquarters at Brunswick.
Deputy Collector of Customs for I*ort of Darien
Chtries H. Townsend.
Inspector —Edwin C. Davis.
Postmaster—D. Webster Davis.
Deputy Marshal —Joseph B. Bond.
SUPERIOR COURT—EASTERN CIRCUIT.
Hon. Wm. B. Fleming, Judge.
Major A. P. Smith, Solicitor General.
Bulloch County—Mondays in April an l October.
Effingham County—First Mondays in, May and
Novemner. „ ,
Bryan County —Second Mondays m May anti
Chatham County—First Mondays m December
March and Juno. .
Mclntosh County Fourth Mondays in May and
Liberty County—Tuesday a.ter third Mondaj s
in May and November.
UNITED STATES MAILS.
The mails arrive from Sterling, No. 1. Macon k
Brunswick Railroad, every morning (Sunday ex
cepted) at XU o'clock a. m., departing every after
noon at 3p. m. Mail closes at 2 1 ?P- m.
Side mail for No. 3, Atlantic & Gulf Railroad,
departs B> 2 o’clock every Tuesday morning and
arrives at 8 p. ill. every Monday, touching at
Riceboro and South Newport both ways.
Religious service* at the’ Methodist Church
every Sunday morning at 11 ■> -lock, and evening
at 8 o’clock/ School at the Ridge every Sunday
afternoon at 3' 2 o’clock. Rev. H. L. Harman, pas
Religious services every Sabbath at 11 a. m. and
3p. m . at the Methodist Church, colored, Rev.
L. H. SmitU ! _pastoiv_ i _______ m— ——
TO sfi,ooo A YEAR, or $5 to S2O
v day in your own locality,
do risk. Women do as well as
nen. Many make more than the
amount stated above. No one
f can fail to make, money fast.
Anv one can do the work. You can make from
50 ets. to $2 an hour by devofing your evenings
and spare time to the business. It costs nothing
to trv the business. Nothing like it ever offered
before Business pleasant and strictly honorable.
Reader if you want to know all about the best
paving business before the public, send us your
address and wo will send you full particulars and
private terms free; samples worth $5 also free;
you can then make up your mind : for yourself.
Address GEORGE STINSON & CO., Portland, Me.
jnne 20 _____
■tm HAVE ON HAND A SUPPLY OF FRESH
W Garden Seed, just received, consisting in
SQUASH, OYSTER PLANT,
EARLY COHN, PEPPER, Etc.
W. H. COTTER & CO.,
Druncrists and Apothecaries.
YyrALTEB A. WAY,
Attornej-at-Law and Rea!
Will practice in the Superior Courts of the
Brunswick and Eastern Circuits. Also, in the
Federal Courts in cases of Bankruptcy, etc. Par
ticular attention given to the collection of claims
and the examination of laud titles. april‘3s
■yyr ROBERT GIGNILLIAT,
Prompt attention given to all lsgal business in
the Eastern and Brunswick Circuits, and in the
United States Courts at Savannah, Georgia.
IE. b. Delorme,
A tloraey & Cotsiispfoi -at-Law,
and Notary Public.
Office on Broad street, near Timber Exchange.
j y,t SPALDING KENAN,
Offers his professional services to the citizens of
Darien and vicinity. Ih- can be found at all hours
day and night, at his office on Screven street, next
door to Mr. Wilcox’s dwelling house. augs-ly^
TAll. R. B. HARRIS
Offers his professional services to the citizens of
Darien and surrounding country. All calls prompt
ly attended, both medical and surgical. Office
under the Masonic Hail, in old Custom House
J J. ABRAMS,
june6-tf SAVANNAH, GEORGIA.
HENRY B. TOMPKINS. B. A. DENMARK.
mOMPKINS & DENMARK,
No. 105 Bay Street, SAVANNAH, GA.
Practice in the United States Courts, and in the
Superior Courts of the Eastern Circuit. jeQ-tf
WM. GARRARD. T. W. MELDP.IM. W. W. ERASER.
f \ ARRARD, MELDRIM & FRASER,
DARIEN ------ GEORGIA.
Office at the Magnolia House. Marl9-Iy ■
CAREY W. STYLES. | W. J. WILMA MS, | J. U. VINCENT.
UTYLES, WILLIAMS & VINCENT,
Attorneys & Counselors
BRUNSWICK, - - - - GEORGIA.
Will practice in all the Courts of the Brunswick
Circuit. In the Supreme Court, of Georgia, and in
the U. S. District and Circuit Courts for the South
ern district of Georgia. L? id cases a specialty.
Office in Littlefield & 2iso' > new building, on the
HOYT’S COLOGNE, CORNING’S COLOGNE,
LUBIN’S EXTRACTS, POMADES,
HAIR OIL, TOILET POWDER,
LILLY WHITE, PUFF BOXES,
ROUGE, TOILET SETS,
And in fact, a full assortment of Perfumery and
Fancy Toilet Articles. Soaps—toilet, laundry and
medicated. Give us a call.
AY. H. COTTER & CO.,
feb22-tf Druggists and Apothecaries.
Ml A LIT3"n A LTMITI - D number of
rlt Is It*i ! I active, energetic canvassers to
SB rial 1 La Sh? engage in a pleasant and
profitable business. Good men will find this a
TO 31 IKK MONEY.
Sack will please answer this advertisement by
letter, enclosing stamp for reply, stating what
business they have lieen engaged in. Nono but
those who- mean business apply. Address
je2o-ly. Finlky, Harvey k Cos., Atlanta, Ga.
MONTH guaranteed. sl2 aday
y*‘ 11 Ia Hat home made by the Industrious.
A gill loapital not. required; we will start
j!| j tA 11 Iyou. Mon, women, boy.-; and girls
FJ ;aake money faster at work for us
than anything else. The work is
light and pleasant, and such as anyone can go
right at. Those who are wise who see tliis notice
will send us their addresses at once and see for
themselves. Costly outfit and terms free. Now
is the time. Those already at work arc laying up
large sums of money. Address TRUE A CO.,
Augusta, Me, june2o-ly
Perform. Their Promise
New Inducements to the Purchasing'
Strives in Every Department!
Strives frenrthe Jofthers ! I
Special Drives Iron* our Buyers ! ! I
Solid Fact! Solid Fact
Savannah Prices in Darien.
Wood & Willow Ware
OFFER SPECIALITIES IN DRY GOODS
anti Blankets. Shoes of all grades,in pegged ma
shine and hand sewed. We keep in stock a fine
selection of Ladies and Gents hand-made Boots
and Shoes. We are offering the finest line of Gents
which we carry in endless variety and constantly
receive from Nortnern markets only. Thanking
you for past favors and saliciting a continuance
of the same, we arc yours,
n2B-tf. COLLAT BROTHERS.
DARIEN, GEORGIA, FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 25, 1880.
Hood’s Great Book
OF THE WAR.
Advance and Retreal,
Personal Experiences in the
United Slates and Confed
erate States Armies.
By General J. B. Hood,
Late Lieutenant-General Confederate States Army,
The Hood Orphan Memorial Fund.
General G. T. Beauregard.
New Orleans, 1880.
The entire proceeds arising from the sale of
this work are devoted to the Hood Orphan Me
morial Fund, which is invested in United States
ltegisted Bonds for the nurture, care, support
and education of the ten infants deprived of their
parents last summer at New Orleans, (the melan
choly incidents of which sad bereavement are
still fresh in the public minds. The book is an
elegant octavo, containing 360 pages, with a fine
photograph likeness and a line steel engraving,
made expressly for this work, four large maps of
battle fields, hound in handsome gray
English cloth ibree dollars, or in a line
sheep binding with marble cage, three dollars
and fifty cents —in half bound Morocco, library
style, four dollars, or in best leveut Turkey Mo
rocco, full gilt sides and edges, five dollars.
On the receipt from any person remitting by
mail or express, oi the amount in a registered
letter or by a postal order, hank draft or check,
a copy w ill he immediately sent free oi postage,
registered as second-class matter.
The volume is published m the best style of
typography, on elegant paper, with illustrations,
executed at highest specimens of art.
The author, the subject, the purpose, all alike
render it worthy a place in every library,—on
every dpsk—or upon the book shelf of every
house in the country.
Agents wanted in every town and county in
the United States, and a preference will bo given
to honorably discharged veterans from the army.
To the ladies, who feel a desire to express their
sympathy with The Hood Orphan Memorial Fund
the sale of this book among their circle of friends,
will afford an excellent way of contributing sub
stantial aid to so deserving a cause.
For Teriiis, Kates lo Atrents, Etc., Ad
dress w ith fail Particulars,
Gfn’l G. T. Beauregard, Publisher,
On behalf of the Hood Memorial Fund.
j3O-tf. New Orleans, La.
Davis’ Brothers,corner ofßulland York streets
Savannah. Agents fur Savannah and Darien.
Notice to Pilots and Masters
Quarantine Station, Dcboy, May 14,1880.
A LL COMMUNICATION wit hvessels arrived be
l\ lore they have been boarded and inspected
by the quarantine officer, has been forbidden by
proclamation by the Mayor and Fort Physician.
Therefore, all temptations to the violation of this
rule must be removed. Towing a boat in from
the bar or within it, or allowing a line to be
thrown to her or the boat to make fast by her
own application unless to relieve her from danger,
before the vessel has been declared free from the
Port Physician,is hereby forbidden under a heavy
penalty. All confidence in the quarantine wil be
lost, if boats are seen being towed in by inroming
vessels, or lying along side by such vessel before
such vessel have been hoarded and inspected by
the quarantine officer for the idferenoe is plain,
that the parties of the boat are on hoard and in
free communication with (what may be) an in
fected vessel. Tliis practice must cease lienee-for
ward,and all parties interested will take'notice al
though it involves anrl unpleasant duty on the
Port Physician. JAMES HOLMES, M. D.
may2l. Fort Fhysician.
MTntosh. Sheriff Sale.
FIRST TUESDAY IN JULY 1380.
WILL BE SOLD BEFORE THE COURT
VV House door in the city of Darien,and coun
ty ot Mclntosh and State of Georgia, between the
legal hours of sale, on the First Tuesday in July.
1880, the same being the 6th day of the month,
the following described property to-wit: Will be
sold to the highest and best bidder,all ofthenorth
eru portion of wharf lots six (6),seven (7) and eight
(l); situated in the city of Darien eounty and State
aforesaid: bounded north by Broad street, on the
cast by Ritenhouse street, and running south to
wards the river commonly known as the north
branch of the Altamaha river one hundred and fifty
feet the said northern portion of said lots six (fij,
seven (7) and eight (8) is improved with dwelling
house and kitchen. Levied on as the property of
L. F.. B. Deliorme, trustee, by a virtue of a mort
gage fi. fa. issued from the Superior Court of Mc-
Intosh county iu favor of S. T. and E. J. Knapp.
Terms of sale cash, purchaser paying for titles.
T. B. BLOUNT,
Inno9-td. Sheriff Mcl. Cos. Ga.
Singer Sewing Machine.
yjHtS JULIA CLARKE HAVING SECURED
the agency for the genuine and old reliable Sin
ger Sewing Machine, is now prepared to serve all
those who are in need of tho best machine that
is made, and at very reasonable prices. Mrs.
Clarke is also acting in Darien for Messrs. Ludden
A Bates music store, Savannah, and will be pleas
ed to take orders for any thing in their line. Give
her a call opposite Mr. Reuben Walker’s offices.
Darien, Ga., December 26th, 1879.
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An Obdinancf. to require the owners f unoccu
pied lots to keep the same clean, and f Tbid the
planting of rice or the sobbing or ov- r .owing of
lands within the corporate limits o. the city
Sec. 2. Be it ordained, that from and after the
passage of this ordinance, it shall be the duty ol
the owner or owners of each unoccupied lot in
the City or Darien, at his or their own expense re
spectivelv to keep the same clean and free from
all garbage,rubbish, tilth,weeds and undergrowth
aud any owner of such unoccupied lot or lots who
shall tail or refuse after 10 days notice from the
city marshall, to comply with the terms of thin
ordinance; upon conviction thereof before the po
lice court of said city, shall lie subject to a fine not
exceeding dollars or imprisonment not exceed
Sec. 2. Be it further ordained, that no person
shall plant rice or wet culture or prosecute any
other business within the corporate limits of said
cit\ bv which the soil shall be overflowed, . r wa
ter soaked, or the drainage ot said city obstructed
andiu the event of the violation of any one or in ire
of the provisions of this act, it shall be the duty of
the corporate authorities of the city to abate and
Stop the said rice plantiug or other injurious oc
cupation as a nuisance in the same manner as is
now prescribed by law'.
Sec. 3. Be it further enacted that,all ordinances
in conflict with this ordinance bc.aud the same are
Darien, Georgia, April 16th, 1880.
J. J. SUTTON,
BUILDER and CON TRACTOR
Plans, Specifications and Estimates furnished.
I guarantee to my friends and the public to give
entire satisfaction to all work entrusted to me
nr.;- Ko Wood Butchers employed, rijii
june27.fi -I -7. SUTTON.
Married or Single.
If we may believe our Paris contempo
rary, Le Globe, the married state is one
which every man and woman should de
voutly pray for. Not only is life prolong
ed, but society is benefited to a degree
that few have conception of. According
to the statistics given, which are said to be
gathered from other countries beside
France, marriage would appear to be the
best assurance against death, sickness,
crime and suicide. It seems, that the life
of a single man at twenty-five is no better
than that of a married man of forty-five,
and a widower of from twenty-five to thir
ty is not likely to live longer than a mar
ried man of forty-five to sixty. In fact,
celibacy ages a man by at least twenty
years, and the state of a widower is stiil
more deplorable. Single women and wid
ows are, it appears, similarly at a disad
vantage, except in the case of early mar
riage, which Le Globe states is a fruitful
cause of death in women when it is con
tracted before the age of twenty-five. Wid
owers, according to these statistics are
much more likely to be short lived than
widows; in fact, below the age of twenty
five the chances of death are three or four
times that of married men. This danger,
however, diminshes after tlio age of from
forty to fifty. Widows also are, ns a rule,
much shorter-lived than married women
up to forty. With regard to crime, taking
150 criminals, the proportion of single to
married is about two to one.
In a population which furnishes 100
male married criminals, there are 170 sin
gle men, and in one with 100 females the
unmarried of the same sex reach tho high
figure of 250. The number of suicides a
mong single persons,including widows and
widowers, is also out of all proportion to
that of married men and women, the rela
tive rate being five to one. The same set
of figures point to single life as most pre
judicial to health. Consumption is a dis
ease which affects single persons much
more than those who are married. M.
Jaunsses, of Brussels, has given his opin
ion that it is twice as fatal in the case of
widows and widowers than with married
people, and it is far more deadly with sin
gle persons from the age of twenty-five to
forty. Lo Globe sums up in view of all
these facts that a married life is the most
to be desired, and appeals to its country
men to follow the example of other na
tions and not put off the happy state too
long. Tne marriage deiconvenance is too
deep-seated an institution in France for
the considerations set forth in our contem
porary to have much weight, and we fear
that however correct the statistics given
may be, that few readers of the Paris pa
per will be induced to change their bach
elor,life asd happy peres do familie.
Does it pay to find fault ? You who are
the wise keepers of houses, and the dear
keepers of hearts, does it piay ? There are
Heavy burdens to bear all day—manifold
cares from the rising to the setting of the
sun blunders made by those who should
have known better, many a thing to annoy;
■ut don’t make cold and cheerless the
home atmosphere by finding fault. There
is no blight more tjeadly in its tendency—-
nothing that can more surely disturb the
harmony of home; nothing that will recoil
more quickly upon yourself—than the
habit of fault finding. Not that errors
should go unrebuked, or mistakes uncor
rected; but note such down in your mem
ory, and, when the work and care tumult
of the day and are all over, "then call
the little ones and larger ones around you,
and then tell them soberly but kindly of
the wrong-doings, and see if you are not
amply repaid for your forbearance by
the smile and the tear, and the little
word of contrition and promise of amend
ment. Y’ou will be a thousand times hap
pier when you lie down to sleep, and a
sweet forgetfulness has settled over your
little flock, than you would have been had
the blue eyes now closed been filled with
bitter tears that overflowed at unkind cen
sure, or had the little golden head droop
ed under the shadow of your constant
frown. How 7 fair, and sweet, and satisfy
ing life mi|flit be to us all if we could forget
to fret, and find fault, and complain. Don’t
save your words for praise and apprecia
tion until it is too late. You love the lit
tle children—the dear little children !
And if they do speak loud, and leave
doors open that snould be shut, and dis
turb the order of the house, don’t find
fault. It won’t pay.
Another Story of Lincoln.— General
McClernand and Commodore Kountz, of
Pittsburg, during the war originated a
Mississippi campaign. The latter went to
Washington and enlisted Secretary Stan
ton in his favor. The trio waited on Lin
coln, and Stanton explained the project
and named McClernand to lead the troops.
“But,” said Mr. Lincoln, “I liato to put
McClernand over Grant; Grant is doing
well enough.” “Yes,” resorted Stanton,
“but to carry out this programme we must
have a dashing man.” With bis usual
merry eye twinkle Lincoln replied: “O,
if you want a dashing man I’ll send for
Pope. He came dashing into Washington
you know, with not a man behind him, and
when no man in Washington had the least
curiosity to see liim !”
Hear wliat tho unjust judge saith in
Hungary: Some time ago a man died
bankrupt, and, though he did not leave
his widow a single penny, he bequeathed
her a very large unpaid bill at a local
public bouse. His creditor did honor to
his memory by bringing action against
his widow tor the payment of her hus
band s drinking account. She proved
that she was penniless, but the judge con
demned her to pay the bill with costs, on
the ground that by her evidently capri
cious and impracticably temper she had
driven her husband to the public house,
in order to find there the comfort and
peace which were denied him at home !
Betting on Wasps.— A Cheyenne man
will bet on anything. Two of ’em put $5
apiece on a wager that one could hold a
wasp in his hand longer than the other
could, and the fellow who rubbed chloro
form on his hand expected to win, but the
other fellow happened to know that male
wasps don’t sting and got one of that sex,
and they grabbed their wasps and sat and
smiled at each other while tho crowd won
dered, until the chloroform had evaperat
ed, and then the fellow who used it sud
denly let go of his wasp and let the audi
ence into the secret of how to swear the
shingles off the roof.
$2.50 A YEAH.
Who Struck Billy Patterson]
Many persons have heard the question.
“Who struck Billy Patterson?” without
knowing the origin of it. I propose to en
lighten them a little on the subject. Wil
liam Paterson was a very wealthy tradet
rnan or merchant of Baltimore, in the
State of Maryland. In the early days of
Franklin county hebought up a groat many
tracts of land in the county, and spent a
good portion of Ins time in looking after
his interests there. He was said to be as
strong as a bear and as brave as a lion, like
all brave men he was a lover of peace ,and,
indeed, a good, pious man. Nevertheless
his wrath could lie excited to a fighting
pitch. On one occasion he attended a
public gathering in the lower of Franklin
county, at some district court ground.
During the day two opposing bullies and
their friends raised a row, ami a general
light was the consequence. At the be
ginning of the affray and before the fighting
began, Billy Patterson ran into the crowd
to persuade them not to fight, but to make
peace and be friends. But his efforts for
peace were unavailing, and while making
them some of the crowd in general melee
struck Billy Paterson a severe blow from
bqjiind Billy at once became fighting mad,
and cried out at the top of his voice, “Who
struck Billy Patterson?” No one could or
would tell him who was the guilty party.
He then proposed to give any man SIOO
who would tell him “who struck Billy
Patterson.” From SIOO he rose to $1,000;
but not SI,OOO mould induce any man to
tell him “who struck Billy Patterson.”
And afterward, in his will he related the
above facts, and bequeathed SI,OOO to be
paid by his executors to the man who would
tell “who struck Billy Patterson.” His will
is recorded in the Ordinary’s office at Car
nesville Franklin county,Ga., and any one
curious about the matter can there find it
and verify tho proceeding statements.—
Carnesville (Ga.) Register.
Some Little Things of Value. —lf your
coul fire is low, throw on a table-spoonful
of salt, nml it will help it very much. X
little ginger put into sausage meat im
proves the flavor. In icing cakes, (lip tho
knife in cold water. In hofling for meat
soup, use cold water to extract the juices.
If the meat is wanted for itself alone,
plunge it in boiling water at once. You
can get a bottle or barrel of oil off any car
pet or woolen stuff by applying buck
wheat plentifully. Never put water to.
such a grease spot, or liquid of any kind,
Broil steak without salting. Suit draws
the juices in cooking; is desirable to keep
these, if possible. Cook over a hot fire,
turning frequently, searing both sides.
Place on a platter; salt and pepper, to taste
Beef having a tendency to be tough, can
be made very palatable by stewing gently
for two Lours with salt and pepper takihg
out about a pint of the liquor when half
done, and letting the rest boil into the
meat. Brown the meat in the pot. After,
taking up, make a gravy of the pint of li
quor saved. A small jiiece of charcoal in
the pot with boiling cabbage removes the
smell. Clean oilclothes with milk and
water; a brush and soap will ruin them.
Tumblers that have milk in them should
never be put into hot water. A spoonful
of stewed tomatoes in the gravy of either
roasted or fried meats is an improvement.
The skin of a boiled egg js the most effica
cious remedy that can be applied to a
boil. Peel it carefully, wet and apply to
the part affected. It will draw out the
matter and relieve the soreness in a few
Begin at Home. —Why do you begin to
do good so far off? This is a ruling error.
Begin at tho centre, and work outward.'
If you do not love your wife, do not pre
tend to such love for the people of the an
tipodes. If you let some family grudge
some peccadillo, some undesirable gesture
sour your visage toward a sister or (laugh-,
ter, pray cease to teach beneficence on a
large scale. Begin not at the next door,
but within your own door, then with your
next neighbor relative, servant, or superior.
Account the man you meet the man you
are to bless. Give him such things as you
have “How can I make him or her hap
pier?” This is tho question. If a dollar
will do it give a dollar, if advice will do it
give advice; if a look, a smile, or a warm
pressure of tho hand, or tear will do it,
give the look, smile, hand, or tear; but
never forget that the happiness of our
world is a mountain of golden sand, and
that it is your part to cast some contribu
tory atom every moment.
On the outskirts of New Orleans lives an
old man whose only companions are spi
ders of every shape and hue. He has nev
er attempted an accurate census, but he
believes that there are five or six hundred
of them, and the ceilings of his two rooms
are completely hidden by the webs which,
they have spun. For the most part these
strange pets make their own living, but
occasionally the old man throws them a
handful of flies into the innumerable webs,
and delights to see the spiders glide along
the gossamer and seize their struggling
A Sligat Mistake.— The other day a man
walked up to a citizen of the AVest End,
grasped his hand, gave it a terrible twist,
and at the same time a horrid grimace,
and after the clinched him and they had
clawed the most of each other’s clothes off
they were soperated and the citizen was in
formed that the stranger merely wanted to
know if they were members of the same
secret society. And when the citizen cri
ed: “Then why didn’t he ask me like a
man?” the crowd looked at him in disgust
and said that he ought to know that wasn’t
the way folks do.
Do you believe in long egagements?”
a \\ est Hill girl asked the teller’s assistant
whom she was taking home from a leap
year hop. “Oh !” he said, absently, “he
didn’t know; sixty or ninety days, he rec
koned, was long enough, with a chance
for a renewal if the man’s paper was good.”
And after a moment’s silence she thought
this was the stupidest party she had at
tended this year, and he wondered all the
way home just what she meant by it.
A woman had almost won the prise at a
mum sociable when someone happened
to remark that her baby was crosseyed,
and had a very big mouth. It was a ruoar:
alvantago to take of her, but the villi;ui
had his reward.