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Attorney s-at-Luw,
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jffirtup stairs iu Wiluinskl lluildiig,
Wsshinstou Avenue.
f ill ptscttoe In U thecourtt of Ml-itlslpil,
In fits only abrUracts-of-title to Real
fcttitG Ul l.eiuire rum Dunuunri
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opinio" on slmrt notice. Will buy ami till
inland negotiate loane
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Offlce up atair at Drug Store of
IB. Fiulay & Co. may 16
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Till vMtproiVssloiiftlly Bolivar, Sun
lower ami Sharkey counties.
OSes up-stalrt laFbelM Building.
Of Eastern money to leml ou Im
proved plaiitatioiis in tho Ynzoo Peltn,
ud In Va.oo, Warren and HiiuU
nuntlea, 011 live years time, at retisou
tble rated of Interest. Apply to
124 1-2 South State street, Jackson,
Ml July 19-1 y.
Henry T. Ircys,
uflMon (lain St. , fuur Joor. ea.t of l'uttanlc.
U.I Fakiiaii.
In coaiiiieiiUum
C. S. IVIlllAI?,
Xo.fiO Union Wtrcot,
New Orleans, La.
(Soixi'dBOi to J. C. IIl'ihI & Co.)
Blacksmiths and
j VVe carry a full stock of
.Tip, Eaggy and Plow Material,
Employ only First-l'lasg Workmen,
ml Guarantee nil work done by us
W make a sneeialtv of Fine
1 trial Ii all we ask. Thumb Cash,
All blllg due on presentation. S-6u)
Having rellttcd mv shop on Main
j'foet, two doors cast of the Tost Of
fce, with Wire Screens, I am free from
,Sei,nd will receive
Eiily '.lUpaonts by Express of
finest Vestern Meats,
laitd will keep no other.!
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'Menfling in the tutmcas In tlie past,
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''ptfti n ftuy t,m thcy cou"
.to bnihiiiiff, il will afford him
.flfateat plenaure to give tlicm au
filiate i,y addressing htm to either
following places. Thov will ro
"e prompt attention. Thanking
w'nl all for tt'eir past patronage
u ilicitii)g a contimiauco,
1 remain respectfully,
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VOL. 23.
Mr. M iKiam A. Steen of Boston ar
nved lu ilie city yesterday from River
side, Ala., wbere he has been engaged
for the last few day ecuriugan
agreement from tho people of that
place with reference to the erection of
a cotton mill there. He succeeded.
The agreement read that for and
in consideration of a iift of 100 acrea
of laud by James It Coleman and wife
of Biverside, that the aaid William A.
Steeu agrees to organiie a atock com
pany of 100,000 aud to erect a large
brick cotton mill at Uirerside. The
huildiug will be four glories, 400 Teet
long and r.'O feet wide. The machin
ery to be of the latest improved.
There will be 42,000 apindlea and 1000
looms. The yearly consumption will
bo 5000 bales of cotton, 33,000 pouuda
of starch, 3800 icalloua of oil, with a
weekly pay roll of $3100 to uot lesi
thau 450 operative. The will will
turn out not less than 14,000,000 yard
or priut clotb.
The buildihg is to be completed and
ready for the production of cloth by
the 80th of November, 1891. Mr.
Steeu means busineaa and has already
let the eoutract for the foundation
aud excavation to the Birmingham
Construction company.
The lauds will be cut np Jnto lot
and put ou the market after awhile at
a mure nominal figure. The mill will
be known as tho -Coleman Cotton
It is proposed to put in water work
aud electric lights at once. Mr. Steen
also propose to manufacture rope in
eouueetlou with bis cottou good.
H is growing plaiuer every year
that the place to manufacture cotton
la where it grow aud the more pro
gressive operator aud manufacturer
are learuiug this.
The best wishes attoud Mr. Steen In
his new enterprise, that he will make
a big success of it no one doubts.
li tue 100 acros of land I any con
sideration in the location of a mill
where the cotton ii grown, Greenville
ought to be in the market. There It
reawu for hope lu thit incident, to all
place of especial advantage and an
euterprisiug people. These Creeuville
possesses, and only need factorie in
addition to her oil mill aud com.
presses, lumber and Ice factories to
complete the essential element of a
thriving and substantial city.
Manufacturer' Record.!
The Ccusu Bureau ha in course of
preparation a bulletin upon the sub
jeet of foreign, national, State aud
couuty ludobtedues.
The ludobtedues of the world for
18'JO and 180, a far a It ha been
possiblo to collect the data for the
present bulletin, with the amount of
Increase or decrease, is a follow :
lltbt lets tinkln fund.
Divisions. Mm. lm.
Foreign liatimn . .(.M.KM.inri.SM W,41,.V1,1W
lhe Lulled Statu. UlJ.tntl.lli l.wtt,fti;,iit
From tho summary published, it
win ue seen mat relatively lue ouruon
of debt fall far heavier upon the In
habitants of the principal foreign coun
tries, except those of Uerinauy, thau
upon those of thl country. . France,
in 1889, had a dobt per capita of
$116.35; Great Britain hd a burden
at that timo of $87.79 per capita
Uiinsia, $30.79: Austria-Hungary
$70.84; Italy, $76.06; tho Nethorlauda,
$U5.5ti, whilo that of the I'nllort States
w as but $14.63, aud of It Indebted
ness nearly oue-half wa made up of
uon-iuterest-bcariug notes.
The public debt of the Uuitod State
show a gratifying decrease within the
last tou year, the burden per capita
having bceu reduced from $a.30 in
1880 to $14.63 IU 1890.
Aggregating the national, State aud
county Indebtedness, the per capita
shows a decrcaso from $46.59 lu 1880
to $20.46 lu 1890, or more than one.
hall', and this decrease ha been brought
about mainly by voluntary taxation.
Tho aggregate surplus receipt or an
other decade like the one just passed
would reliove the country from nearly
all national. State aud county Indebt
edness, could tbey be distributed for
the purpose.
There are many item other than
tho per capita of the National debt
principal that go to make up the meas
ure of a people' burthen of govern
mout. The tax reoclpt, the amount
required to pay Interest, iluklug fund
aud nil the expense of government
aro tho real data by which to work
out tho sum. Considering those it is
to bo doubted if America has tho
advantage claimed of the other Nation
It is like going Into a haunted house
to cutor the room where the flag of
the late war are kept In the War
Department. There are the flag
which were taken Irom the Union
force nud recovered at Richmond
and also tho captured Confederate
ilntm. Kvnrv one of them basa history
and although they are closely packed
upon tho tiers of hoIve which line
the sides of the room each and every
ono has folded away within It bar
nml stars an nuwritton history of per
sonal valor, personal ufferiug and
i.pi soual sacrifice. Each one of those
Hairs has written upon it a story ot
nin and death. The room i a
solemn as a vault In a graveyard, and
one cannot enter it but there come
ovt-r him a feolinir of gloom and or.
row and sadness for the long and crnel
strife: the almost internocine strife
and contest of brother with brother
for four long year ; nevertheless above
all the feelings of sadness there come
a sen so of peace, so tbat in coming
forth oue feels like quoting toe im
prcssivo and truthful words of Solo
mon : "H is bolter to emer mo nouse
of mourning than the house of mirth
A Curious Fact.
It is a curious fact that water pipe
nndcr the ground will ofen freeze
durlmr tho warm well that follows a
cold snap. The explanation made for
this Interesting Dheuomouou is, that
after a cold wave a large quantity of
heat is taken from the ground In the
work of changing tho frozen moisture
into water, and tuns, on tbe principle
of tho ice-cream froczor, the plpo is
chilled, enough heat being, taken from
it to freeze iU dnf .w .
UP0RT15T DEC1S105.
The following decision is ono of
great Importance to the Delta since it
virtually settles all questions arisiua
tax-title suits. Iu th numerous
previous suit testing the quieting act
ot 1888, the rulings have been upon
partial or incidental issues. But this
decision passes upon the constitutional
ity of said act directly, fully and affirm
atively. It thus makes deeds executed
by the Commissioners of the Chancery
Court of Hinds couuty, for tbe Liqui
dating Levee Lauds, prima facio evi-
dence of the regularity of all precedent
steps in the salo ot lauds for taxes.
The result will bo to end a ereat
deal of doubt and controversy over
thousands of acre of lauds :
6600 A. J. I'axtox vs. The Yallky
Land Co. (Limited.) et. al.
From th Chancery Court of SunHowereoontyi
vo, . n. inyK. junge ; cdinoon brvn.
and ChiuniM 4 P.itui tut th appellant ;
NuxentA Mc Willie and t'rauX Johtuton fur
apoallM :
The case i sufficiently stated iu the
opinlou of the Court.
By Cami'ueix, J. :
bection 5 aud 6, the subject of this
suit, were acquired iu fee simple by the
appellant iu 1846, aud belong to liiui
uow, ii m tine ha uot beeu divested.
The lands were iu their natural State,
undisturbed by the haud of man.
without any tort of occupancy uutil
1888. Because of their liability to In
uudatlcn from the Mississippi river,
annually, they were esteemed of little
value, comparatively, aud unsuited to
cultivation until in the past fow years
the lovee have given promise of pro
tection ; and during all these years the
taxe on them were not paid. Iu the
early part of the year 1888, the appel
laut made an actual outry upon the
land, aud commenced to improve it,
by cleariug aud building, aud about
that time A. G. l'axton, ton of the
appellaut, applied to the Auditor of
Public Account to purchase or re
deem the laud, offering to pay any
due, In order to effect this, aud be
wa informed that tbe State did not
claim the land, aud thereupon he
petitioned for a mandamus to compel
the conveyance by tho Auditor, which
proceeding having been begun is still
pending, not having beeu actively
Because of the uon-paymeut of taxes,
In 1859, section 6 wa sold for taxes,
and couveyed to Whilohead; and, In
1860, part of scctiou 6 wa told aud
conveyed to tbe Treasurer of the
Levee Board ; aud on the first of July,
1867, both scctiout were told for
taxes, and conveyed to the State of
Mississippi and on May 11, 1870,
they were sold aud conveyed by the
Commissioner invested with the title
of the Levee Board, and acting In ac
cot dance with a decree of tbe Chan
cery Court of Hinds couuty, iu the
case of Joshua Green aud other
against Hemingway aud Gibbs, to K.
h. uordon, who couveyed them to
Ever, who couveyed to Burroughs,
who conveyed to Prentiss, who con
veyed to Mr. Preutiss, who touyeyed
to the appellee. In March, 1883, these
laud were sold for taxes, delinquent
for 1883, and conveyed to tbe State or
Mississippi; aud iu May, 1884, tbe
Auditor of public Account executed
a quit claim ot the title of tbe State to
these section of laud to Ever, lu pur.
mauco of au act of tho Legislature of
Mississippi entitled "an aet for (ho
benefit of purchaser of leveo lauds,
etc.," approved March 14, 1884, Acts,
p. 182; and in August, 1888, the Au
ditor, acting In obedlouco to au act
entitled "au act to quiet and settle the
title to certain lauds, etc," approved
March 2, 1888, Acts, p. 40, executed a
deed couveylug to Goorgo Prcutls
(named above) tbe Stale's title to the
above described lands. Ou March 1,
1875, wa approved an act, familiar to
the bench aud bar of this State, by the
name of tho "abatement act," Acts of
1875, p. 11. The two sections mvolv
ed in thl suit being held by the State
for taxes by it purchaso July 1, 1867,
were tubject to the provisions of that
act, aud liable to bo sold under It, but
were not.
Tbe appellee (complainant iu the
suit) ha vested lu it whatever title the
Commissioners of the Lcvoa Board or
the State of Mississippi could couyey
by their several conveyances; aud the
important questiou Is, whether cither
had a title to transmit. The tax deeds
of 1859 aud 1860, may be dismissed
from consideration. If those sales
were void, as claimed by Paxton, as
probably they were, that disposes of
them, but if valid, tho subsequent tale
of the Stato, July 1, 1867, render
tboir further consideration unneces
sary. The title acquired by the State
by tbe sale July 1, 1867, was perfected
by tho lapse of five years from tbe
date of the tale, by virtue ot the act
entitled "an act to provide for tho bet
ter security of title to lands held and
claimed under tax tale and tax titles,"
approved February 10, 1860, Act
1859-60, p. 13, tec. 8, Sigtnund vs.
Luudy, 66 Miss, 622. The salo for
taxes, in 1870, to the Levee Board
need not be further considered. If
void, as afflrmod by tho appellaut, tbat
disposes or it, aud, if valid, or if tho
perfecting effect of live years after the
tale, by virtue of the act of February
10, 1860, be ascribed to It, or if tho
completion of tho five years, whoreby
the State' title acquired July 1, 1867,
wa rendered unassailable, operated as
a merger of the claim of the Levee
Board by it purchase May 11, 1870,
the result I the same. UtheLevoe
Board bad title or if tho State bad,
the appellee acquired It.
The abatement act did not by its
mere approval divest the title of the
State or Levee Board. It docs not re
lease title. It abates or remit all taxes
for year prior to 1874, and where
land was dealt with and disposed of
under it, auy forme'r title of the State
or Levee Board wa gouo, but if from
any cause laud held aud subject to
disposition uudcr thl act was uot dis
posed of, it was unaffected, aud con
tinued to bo held as before Tho pur
pose p tho act was to Induce delin
quent ownor to pay one year' taxe
a! the price pf relinquishment of all
claim on tbe land for tbe past, failiug
n which the land wa to bo sold as
prescribed, nut tue oiato uw no uj
this act of grace reunuuee its title or
reinvest the delinquent owner with it,
it souuht to induce bim, by liberal
terms, to oomo forward, and pay the
small past dues for year of delinquen
cy, and declared a purpose to sell the
laud, and acquire a now title, If ho did
not pay, a proposed, but he could uot
claim anything, by viriU" of the ai-t
except by compliance wi'u tii P'nus.
The titles of sections live a1' '
was not affected by tbe abatement aC,
nd remained a before. The liqui
dating Levee Commissioner, exerek
iug their power uuder the law, and
with the sanction of Chancery Court,
which bad intervened, in the interest
of creditors in Gibb. v. Greeu, 45
Miss., 592, sold and couveyed the two
sections, on October 8, 1891, to Gor
den, as stated above, and he conveyed
to Evers, who failed to pay taxes for
1882, and the lauds were sold to the
State for this deliuqueucy, March 6,
1883. aud were afterwards, iu 1884 and
1888, severally couveyed by the State
through its Auditor of PubiioAccouuts
for tho purpose plaiuly declared by
tho acts authorizing the conveyance, of
perfecting the titie acquired by the
conveyance of the Levee Commission
er. The tax sale or March 5, 1883,
was void, according to the averment
of the appellant, aud the purchase by
Even aud the conveyance to him by
the Auditor, tbe appellaut claim, wa
a redemption of the laud. Acceptlug
these views It follow tbat the tax sale
of 1883 may be put entirely out of
viw and that by tho combined oper
atiou of the conveyance of tht Levee
Commissioner aud the Auditor of
Public AccouuU, the appellee got a
perfect title to these lands, which were
lost to their former owuer, the appel
laut, by his delinquency iu uot paying
the taxes ou them.
Tbe dofeuce of tbe statute of limita
tion of ten years, luvokcd by the ap
pellant, is effectually disposed ot by
the fact that until 1888 he bad no such
possession of the laud, or auy part of
it, as to sot the statute iu motion,
Tush-Ho-Yo-Tubby v. Barr, 41 Mis,
The conveyance by the Auditor un
der tbe act of 1884, wa uot iuvalid
for the failure to collect taxes for 1881
ou the land, for uone were due; aud
sectiou 662 of the Code of 1880, bat
no application to the deeds by tbe
Auditor uuder tbe act of 1884 aud
1888. It applies to conveyances con
templated by section 661.
We fail to discover how the several
decisions of this court, set forth in the
answer of the appellant to tho bill, can
avail anything iu hi behalf in this
caso. It it his misfortnue not to have
anticipated the auuouuccment in Sig
mund vs. Luudy, plaiuly foreshadowed
by eariior decisions, in time to have
preveutod the bar of five years, to
the cure of Irregularities In tax aalo
because of the fatal effects ou delin
quent land owuer who for years ex
perimented as to the value of tax sales.
Sigtnund vs. Luudy is new in the in
stance merely, not iu priuclplo. It did
not overrule any formor decision or
aunouuee any new principle or contra-
veno auy judicial utterauce. It for
the first time declared the effect of the
act of February 10, 1860, and applied
it, because never before had tbe court
boen called on to do to.
We regrot thfat during tbe many
year elapsed, aud the mauy opportu
nltiea afforded, tbe owner did not free
hi laudt from all claim except hit
owu, but tho title lost by delinquency
and neglect, bos been securely vetted
in anolhor.
A til rmed.
i .toted Congressman Dead.
Knoxvillo, Tenn., May 26. Judge
L, C. Ilouk, rcproseutative lu Con
gress for tho Second Teuuossee Dis
trict, died this morning.
Yesterday moruiug he wout to
drug store near his residence to get
glass of Ice water. The druggist
drew it for him aud act it down
near another glass containing a strong
solution of arseulc, which Judge ilouk
took by mistake
Antidotos were promptly adminis
tered, and by noon bo wa apparently
well, aud nothing more was thought
of the matter. He slept well last uight
and died early thl moruiug. He had
heart disease and tho poison and the
excitement following the lucid'mt
affected that organ and was tiie cause
of his death.
Civil Englneert in Session.
Lookout, tnu, Lookout Mountain
Tenn., May 23. The Socioty of Civil
Engineers, which it iu session at Look
out Inn, spent the greater part of to
day lu transacting tbe usual business
of tho tociety. To-night, they gave
their aunuai bauquot, a number of
promlueut Chattanoogana occupyiug
teats at the tablo. Tho affair was one
of the most elaborate ever given ou
Lookout Mountain. The engineers
leave Monday for their hornet through
out tho country.
Messrs. Hlder aud Somervlllo, of
Grcenviilo, attended the above and re
port a most successful and pleasant
Best assured, brethren of the Al-
llauco, that If Senator J. Z. George
succeeds himself in tbe united State
Senate ho will find some honest means
of reliof for hi people. Valden Dem
A vain hope aud a delusion. Sena
tor Goorgo has nothing batter than
the Sub-Treasury or be would present
It whilo making his hand to baud tight
for re-election, lie s making the
fight of his life, and If he had "some
honest means of relief ho would "toll
it in Galb and publish it in the street
of Askolon'" Clanou-Lcdgcr.
If Seuator Gcoree undertook to
offor the people of Mississippi any
thing iu the way of a financial cure-all,
as an original measure, promising
them that he would have it enacted
iuto law by Congress, we would write
blm down as peer to tho rest or the
political charlatans, who at the present
moment are engaging to mucn or puo
Ho attention. Examiner,
Col. Robt. G Iugersoll's first round
on the ladder was effected when he
addressed a Fourth of July meeting
held ou Sunday. This was In 1859.
Tho Germans of Peoria, where Mr.
Ingorsoll was then a young lawyer,
were unable to obtain permission
from the Mayor to hold tboir eelcbra
tlon ou that day, but In dcliauce of his
prohibition they went outsldo of th
city limits and carried out their pro
gramme, Col. "Bob" having beeu
selected as their orator. He acquitted
himself Impressively, and took occa
sion to denounce the illibcrality aud
uarrow-uiiiideduess of his ministerial
friends. Being in turn criticised from
the pulpit, he renewed his deuuueitt
tious, and ere long ho was knowu be-
j youu me umus oi iuu
haves that shise the buore.
i MrlKiii!
Phenomenon on me Coat or
"'They that go dowu to the sea in
shipa, tii!t do business in great waters,'
may .upputt! 'hat the wonders of the
deep are revealfd to diem," said au
old traveler who ha'J giruert J experi
ence bath ashore aud n'.l'at, 'but, as a
matter of fact, the aveiaC ailor has
very little idea of tbe tue auu power
of great waves Ou the rock-bcVjnd
coast, exposed to the tull sweep of tiuv
Atlantic Ocean, the billows break In a
storm with a fury that thcy never ex
hibit far from shore. A few mouihs
ago I was a guest in the house of a
Donegal (Ireland) gnutleman who live
about five miles from the shore, aud I
witnessed a singular phenomenon,
which, I thiuk, it peculiar to that coast.
"Ou the evening of my arrival mv
host gave a dinner party, at which I
wa the only alien. Every oue else at
the table was a native of Donegal, and
when the clotb wa removed and the
ladies bad withdrawn, the materials
essential to a social eveulng were pro
duced. I was just about to raise my
glass to my lips when I heard a strange
boomiug noise, not uulike far off tliuu
dor, and at the same momcut the room
wa very plaiuly shaken, the casements
rattled, the floor trembled, aud a con
siderable portiju of my punch was
ouea over the edge or my tumbler
and fell upon the table. I had no
doubt that I bad felt tho shock of an
earthquake, aud I dare say my face
wa rathor pale a I looked at my coui
pauious to see how thoy were oilectod
by tbe tituatlou. They did not seem
to be in the least disturbed. Joke and
laugh aud story flowed ou unchocked,
but 1 noticed that every man wa uow
holding hi glas iu his baud. Some
what reassured, I was on the poiut of
again raisiug my glas when tbe boom
ing sound wa repealed, the floor shiv
ered, the window paues clattered and
tue noor rocked again, aud this time
the disturbance seemed nearer, clearor,
deadlier thau before.
"1 could be silent no longer : "Ad-
dressiug the guest generally, I said ;
"H that an earthquake i You ap
pear to ne accustomed to such things.
judging from tbe small amount of aU
teutiou you pay to it.
"Dor a moment thoy all stared at me
wouderiugly, Then with a coinmou
impulse, thoy leaued back lu their
chairs aud fairly howled with laugh
ter. 'I beg your pardon,' said our
hosl as toou as be had recovered hi
gravity, -i iorgot mat you were a
strauger iu Doucgal, aud knew uoth
iug about the force wilh which the
big Atlautlc waves strike it rocks. A
ttorm it brewiug at tea, and tbo great
roller are just beginning to shako the
shore. The shock of a billow ou the
ramparts may bo felt much further
inland thau this, aud during a very
tierce tompest, wheu the wind is blow
iug straight from the ocean, the earth
tremble at least eight mile from the
"Tho followlug moruiug I drove to
the beach. A quarter of a mile from
tbe sea I was drenched with what
mistook lor ratu, but 1 round it was
merely thick, flying spray from the
byeakert. .On tho coast the scene was
positively awful to one unaccustomod
to it. The storm of tho preceding
night had spent itfolf, but the giant
waves, with all tbe weight or the At
lautlc Ocean behind thorn, smote the
immovable rock with terrific force.
aud molting Into toothing foam, tank
back, named only tor a moment, upon
the breast of the almost fathomless
w a tors that washed thai iron count
Wheu time was young theso pitiless
billow wasted their power upon that
imprcguablo shore, and while timo
endures those everlasting ramparts
will beat them back. Of all place I
have visited in which nature dwarfs
humanity, I have seen uouo whore
man's litt tones become to apparent
to himself a at the deep-sea coast of
Gentleman's Magazine.
Tho aunuai consumption of boor per
bead of the population in France ha
now risen to twenty-one Uteri (about
fourteen quarts), which, on the top of
119 liter of wine (however light),
twenty liter of cider and four liters
of spirits, i a respectable allowance
enough. For Germany the figures are
said to be ninety-three liter of beer,
six of wine and teu of spirits and
such spirits! Frauce brews every
year more thau 8,000,000 hectoliters of
beer, aud consumes considerably more.
To do this, of course, it must import
from abroad. And very rightly, too,
I should say. For though Frcuch
beer may no louger deserve the de
scription given It by Emperor Julian,
who condemns it as "smelling strougly
of the goat," there I still little enough
tbat Is really good. And it is drunk
out of such tiuy thimbles! I suspect
that there is a dodge lu this. The
"bocks" have grown smaller and small
er till iu tome placet they are mere
teacup. But theu out comet the res
taurateurs with their old disused
"bocks," now rechristcned "bocks
terieux," and chargo doublo price.
That promise to make France a real
brewers' paradise.
But, large glasses or small, there Is
something about the beer which you
must first get used to. Accordingly,
many of those gorgeous bresierion, of
geuuluely German type, which seem
so out of place in tho Paris boulevards,
are supplied, not from Tautouvillo or
Xertlguy, but from Munich or Vienna,
or else from Strasburg. For, of course,
the attachment which Frenchmen feel
for their lost province had a great
deal to do with their new departure
iu tho way of a liking for beer. Alsace
1 a "beery" as can bo. Very little
of its beer, Indeed, is likely to prove
to our owu taste. Only to a slightly
Ices degree than the Frcuch beers, it
is what Sir John Linger would term
"plaguy small; mere whlp-bclly Ven
geance he who drluks most has tho
worst share." But even if Strasburg
boer had not been as, generally
speaking, It decidedly is bcttct thau
French, ti e mere fact of its coming
from "our auuexed brethren" would
be enough to make the French drink
it by way of demonstration.
The Bust Sai.vk in the world lor Cuts,
Bruises. Sores, L'leers, Salt Kheum, Fe
ver Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chil
blains, Corns, and all Skin Eruptions,
and positively cures Piles, or no pr"v re
quired. It is guaranteed toglvep lt
satisfaction, or money refunded. ( rlee
cent per box. Fur sale by Mod -eA
Clarke. Janl-vr
2IAY 30. 1S31.
1 Business Man's Xoul Bemod oi Pro
cedure. "I am chairman of a committee to
select a pastor for our church," aaid a
Western gcmlemau at the Fifth Ave
nue Hotel the other day to a New
Y'ork Times reporter, "and I have
come to New Y'ork to find out what I
cau about three or four mluUtera. I
do'i't know much about theology, but
i do claim to be a judge of meu, aud I
know what kind of a man wdl suit
otl -congregation. I'm a business
niahpiVJd I went at this iu a business
way." N
k;io r Wi asseii.
"I wrme to li. U- Dun Co. aud
got the uiau'a ataudiilg just as I would
il I had been wantlug lo fud out the
standing or some liiui with which I
proposed to do business. Th8 nrm
answered my letter, aud 1 now practi
cally kuow whether i want tbe man
or uot."
Tbe chairman of the committee theu
showed the Times mau tbe letter from
one of It G. Dun k Co.' agent. It
gave tho clergyman's age, hi general
tuild and the color or hi hair and
eyes. It said . tbat he had presided
over his preeut parish for three and
a hair years aud was liked by the con
gregation. It gave the amount of bis
salary aud the avorage length, of hi
sermons. Hi family wa described
Ouo sentence lu it said : "He 1 deaf
in one ear, but uot enough to make it
disagreeable to talk with him." Ue
was said to be rated a a good mau,
but not particularly eloquent. It
closed : "He is about a $2500 or $3000
um&.m ' '
Now," said the committeeman, "I
claim that this informatluu is a good
deal more reliable and valuable iu
determluiug whether he 1 a man who
will suit our people thau I could have
not If I had heard bim preach, ques
tioned his deacons and brother clergy
men, or have a talk with him aud Uud
out how deaf he is, and if he Isn't too
bad 1 think he 8 about the mau we
Dr. C. J. O'Uagan, of North Caroli-
na, was a surgeon in the Confederate
army, aud assigned to the Thirty-fifth
.North Carolina, of which Seuator Ran
som was Colonel. The doctor 1 well
advanced lu years, but can toll a good
joke, at hi namo well indicate. He
is considered the leader of bit profes
sion iu his btato. After tbe war be
returned to bis homo iu North Caro
liua and resumed tbe iuctrative prac
tice which be eujoyed before tbe war.
He was seated lu a comfortablo chair
iu tho Arlington last night, talking
with au old friend, discussing tbe np
and downs of a doctor' life, wheu be
wa interrupted by a gentleman some
what advauced iu years, and who bore
the ovidenco of an injury from the
limping walk.
"You dou't know me, I guess?' taid
the strauger to the doctor.
"1 must say I am not familiar with
either your voice or face," tald the
doctor, lookiug over bit gold spoct
clet. i
"I first saw you at tbe battle of Get
tysburg, said tbo strauger. "I wa on
tho surgeon's table to have thl leg
amputated. You come up to me aud
asked where I was shot 'Through the
thigh with a Mlunlo ball,' I replied. I
shall never forget the look of those
gleaming surgical blado. t begged
you lo save my leg. After au exami
nation of tbo wound you (aid the limb
could bo saved, aud ordered nie to be
taken away for treatment. ' My leg
was saved, aud I am hero to tbauk you
after these mauy years, I am living in
tho uow Stato of Washington, where I
have competency aud tome to spare."
It scorned to do tho doctor almost at
much good as it did the man whose
leg ho had saved to renew the acquain
tance. In reply to a quostiouas to th
most wonderful experience ho had had
In dealings with wounds, Dr. O'Hagan
said; "1 ouce bad under my care a
mau who was shot through the head
with arillo ball. Tho ball entered tbe
right templo aud came out of Ihe left,
passing directly through the bead
Ho recovered, and lived many years,
suffering the lost of one eye."
The Pineapple as a Pol Plant.
The pineapple it perhaps one of the
most important of all the tropical
fruits. Iu the extremo Southern part
of Florida there are Immense plauti
tions of them, aud from these the peo
ple iu that section derive almost their
entire income from the erop. Great
quantities are grown in Europe nudcr
glass, and much more attcutlon I paid
to them there thau in this country,
The plant Is very easy to grow, ami at
tho North will succeed well in any
greenhouse, or even a tunny windt
Tho plants themselves are vory orna
mental, nnd to watch them coming
into bearing It a very interesting tight
to most people After the plant hat
attained its full size it begina to turn
blood-red In the centre, and In a fow
days you can see tho youug fruit,
which looks like a red rosette, way
down In the centre ; thit it pushed np
pretty rapidly by the central fruit
stalk, and tho young fruit begin to
assume its shape and Is oon ono-third
grown ; at this stage it begun bloom
ing, and from each one of the diamond
shaped lobes of the fruit come a
pretty bright blue flower. Hoyt's
Revivalist Inie.
Tuesday night somewhat of a sen
sation was created when the call was
mado for penitents to see W. W,
Womock tako the stand aud make his
confession. His statement wa tbat
he had spent thirty-five year iu gam
bling, horse-racing aud whisky drink
ing, aud had spent $100,000 in serving
the devil. Ho had with him a pack
of cards, poker chips, pistol, and racing
pictures, (tools of the devil,) and in
tho presence of the vast congregation
ho renounced them all, gave hi hoart
to God and pledged hi future devo
tion to bit family. The congregation
gave Mr. Woniack their haud and
pledged to stand by and encourage
him. This should be done. HI ac
tion was an exhibition of moral hero
ism rarely seen, and we trust will
work great good in this community.
Copiah Signal.
Senator tall Re-Elected.
Tulliiliasse, Miy C8. Mr. Call waa
to-day ro-eicclcd U. 8. Senator. The
anti-Call men absented themselves.
Bevund ihi THiiigv K -; I ke shc.
And oalj in tlet tuitii "t tke
Fnratiturud ,raz of nit-s&iy.
Then iis a land lonf !iat " nw
TtM land of Ik 1-to
A land enchanted, mcb an itu..
n fuldea acs whoa alrtmi clant
Along tboir dripping banks and .utig
To J mob In thai my alio tongue
That dated men with iu melody;
Oh! anch a land, with inch a -
KiMlog it thorn eternally,
U the fair Uted-to-be.
A land where atmle ever girds
The air with bell. oHionlog bltdj,
And aowa ail aoands with soeh tweet words
That eren im the lowest kerda
A meaning live tweet to me,
Loat lugbtet ripples limtddly
From lips brimmed o'er with til tlie glee
Of ran old f.eJ-to-Ue.
Im langhttt tad tht whittled tunes
yr babyhood's month of crescent rum,
Thai roojtded through long afteraoont,
To aeiwhaiiisf pl'- ..
Wbensifriigut f smi'tlly
That iw rlu. n ir"tu ui-led kaee,
I dreamed Ha-aaJi't'lul Irtt. ry
tiling uVT rv't-W-te
Oh. land of lovt ami en .my Utun'i.
And shining leld. uti i s ly .put,
of cuolest, green..! gitgiy ii v
Imbotted with wild foiiii l-tiie- iuU v -
Aad all tbe bloom lhav . ui ruu,.
Lift their float up lo me
Out of the pasti 1 kiss the
Tht llpl of Used-to-be 1
love ye all, and with wet eye
Tuned gllmmeringly on the skies,
My blessings Ilk jour perfume arise,
Till o'er my tool t silence Ilea
Sweeter than any long to me,
Sweeter Hub auy melody
Or 1H sweat teho; yea, ail three)
My dreamt or Used-to-be t
James Wbiteomb Riley.
Ixcnnionitu Chased by Prairie Fires.
Chicago, May 25. Between 4.000
and 6,000 excursionists from this city
wbo weut out to Calumet Height this
afternoon were compelled to run (or
tbelr lives before a prairie fire, which
formed a sheet of flame a half mile
wide. Sixteen passenger coaches,
loaded with seekers of suburban lot,
went out from the city early thl after
noon, and when all had disembarked
at Calumet Height that suburb pre
sented the aspect of a vast picnic
Some boy threw matcbea luto the
dead prairie grass and in one iustaut
the blaze had assumed the dimensions
of a geuuine prairie fire. A brisk
northeasterly wind was blowing, aud
as the blaze started In tbe southeaster
ly portiou of the platted pralrio, the
Bauiet tpread and advanced with
tremendous rapidity. Calumet Height
wa thronged with visitors, and whon
the ominous sheet of flame spread
itself and came rushing toward them
itb the rapidity of the wind, a
stampede followed. Men, women and
children jostled each other in their
wild night from tbe advancing Are.
The scattered - dwelling in the
vicinity were in great danger and
their occupants, leaving their good
behind, joined in the flight. Fortu
nately the prairie grass had been
mown from the northern part of the
tract, and the wild fire, runuing out of
fuel, abated before it reached the
neighboring bouse. Two police
officer were severely burnod while
fighting tbe flames back from tbe
Dynamite Disaster.
Tarrytown, New York, May 20,
An cngtue aud one flat car were
conveying a load of Italians aud twen
ty rour case or dynamite, each con
tainiug fifty pouuda. The Italians
were being taken to a section of tbe
road whore a third track was being
laid. A coil of rope lay on the frout
truck of the englue. Just as the traiu
was passing Holmes' Point, between
Tarrytown aud Irvingtou, a spark
from the locomotive ignited the coil
oi rope and the moving train fanned
the flumes, and before the Italians re
alized tbe danger oue of the package
of dynamite exploded. One man on
the train, who saw the danger, jumped
from the car and fell under the wheels
and was killed. A fow others tum
bled off and saved their lives, but all
were Injured. The next moment thero
was a rumbling noise, a deuse cloud
of smoke aud a flying mas shot up
Into the air. Some of the killed and
injured were trainmen and not Ital
ian, they Included the brakemeu, time
keeper conductor, engineer and fire
man. Some were takeu to the hospital
in Yonkers and other to New York
City. The locomotive aud flat car
weie blown to pieces, the only parts
lolt of the engine were the trucks and
The United States Fish Commission
schooner Grampus is cruising off the
Delaware capes, making scientific re
searches In connection with the ap
pearance and disappearance of mack
erel along the coast of tbe United
States. It is known that the fish are
first seen off llatteras, and they then
follow the coast to Nova Scotia,
where thoy again disappear, and are
not teen again until next year. The
fishing schooners follow them up, sell
ing the catchos as they proceed north.
The captain of tho Grampus states
that on May 10 large schools of mack
era were seen thirty miles southeast
of Fenwlch's Island. The vessel hove
to, but the fish would not bito, and
ouly two wore cnuetit. A net w
then set, and twenty were caught
Thoy were about twelve inches long.
Major Blllsaps' Hamflcence.
Jackson, Miss, May 21. In last
night's special relative to tbe action of
the Millsaps College committee the
statement appears that Major Millsaps
had added to his subscription $1,000.
It should have been $15,000. This
make a grand total of $66,000 given
the college by Major Millsaps $16,000
to the building fund aud $50,000 to
the endowmeut fund.
The Sew Discover?.
Yon have heard your friend and
neighbors talking about it. Vou may
yourself be one of the many who know
from personalexnerience Just how good
a thing it Is. If yon have ever tried ft,
yon are one of Its staunch friends, bp
cause the wonderful thlnjf. about it is,
that when once given a tiiai. I'r, King's
New Discovery ever after holils a pltie.e
in the house. If yon have never used it
aud should be allietnd with a eouph,
cold or any Throat, Lung or Chest trou
ble, secure a buttle at once and give, it a
fair trial, tt Is frunrtmteed every limn,
or money refunded. Trial bottles bue
at Moore tt Clarke's Drug blurt.
1 ! i
'lA-C ! ' -1 Of Pi ' I'.'-'tB l.f .; ;
this tjpe, i . apin;ii -,
cents each eu?)S-u;eiiT !:!-i r: ii n . I t
than (lie Uts, iu'e-rti ' r ' 1 . ' r - t
and lo cein v.r iji re i , t .-
sertion. uu.er rcinu r r-aine
lVrsona! artn!i-i tr m,!h.-,j ,..j,re.'d
for or declined aeeorilirv l the'r imi ire.
(..oiuriiuiilctions on niKit-n .f in
terest solicited. Vihile. rorrt-H.oiiiVi.t.
may atlix any nvnaturc to i- u-i- iu, .
tions, real names mux aeeoinpunv .
Ctistomi r mil r''-ire i."ie t-M - ! i
rection oflenfth of rune forpuhii. atu.a
of advertisements.
Larger advertisements, quarterly, balJ.
yearly and yearly,
Contracted forat Liberal Rutes,
Orders from transient customers, v-
balor written, for job work, advert:..' -or
aubseription, must be accompanied
the cash. Aetuunts of regular cu,. j
ur due and presented the 1st of eai
'i.i4 H
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, t.ciifi taciSc Kailwiy.
Passengt i ualns arrive it Ureenv'."
From DeerCsdek, narrow G.l..P:f 5 a n
From Winona ) a u
From Atlanta 1U:(..S k i
Passenger train leave Greenv'.:' .
For Atlanta 7:4,'aii
Arrive at Winona 11.43 a t
For Winona 3:iJ D i .
" DeerCrcek, (narrow guage) 4:tJpi
Close connection made at Winona '
tween G. P. morning east bound at 1 1.
C. tmuth bound, and evening west bouu i
O. P. and I. C. north bound train.
Tai.luhatuihb Bkanch.
Leave Webb's 5 "
Arrive ltta Bena (Junction)... S
Leave " , 7:-
Arrive Webb's 10:4.., i
Trains run daily excnt Sundav. t -
neoting with Winona truing east i :
in i 0
Louisville, New Orleans am T:z
R'y. Mississippi Valley C: tJ.
Leave Memphis 4 41) p in
Arrive l.elauid 9.3U p tu
ArrlveUrtwnville...l0.20p in
i. "art
iVl '
6 f
Arrive Kolltnt; fork. 10.51 p m
Arrive vieasoarg.. .u.iti a m
Arrive New Orleans. 7.45 a m
Leave New Orleans. 5.15 a m
Leave Vlcksburg... 12.51 a in
Leave Rolling i jrk.. 2.1I a m
8 la i
8 I .
V la
t.k.j . .
10." t
4.-. . r
Leave Greenville U.20 a in
Leave Leland ;UDim
Arrive Memphis S.lfi a m
Rivckmdk Division.
North, past Greenville ,
Soulu, " " ,
Through sleeiunircat connecloT -
at Memphis for Louisville, C
and at. Louis, leaving OreenvU.ei
p. m.
Connectiont made atMemrv't
nil line for the North and I i
West; at New, Orleans for t.e I
coat resort and Southern Texas k
California. w
Through ticket to all summer r" r
now on sale at the L.. N O. A T. c. f.
office ; baggage checked tbrou: V k l
Information regarding rates, e.d., t
ply to C C. Camhbbix, ArJi-t.
Itctete ail Em;;;;,
With Finest Crystal Lenses. WPJ net
carode or discolor. Examine t..a
Washington Ave, GRfKivn iit, H;ci.
Freslilent Vainer.
GHKEXVIIXE. Mifstssirn.
Capital, $100000. Surplus, $33,c:?.
i. H JAYhE, J01I3 C. HEAD.
We solicit the account of IudiviJa
als, Corporations and Business Firm.
The doublo liability of filial eho'iU. i
of National Banks furnishes a:
absolute security to depositors.
Wo give most careful attention tt
tbe interests of our customort la 1 1
matters Intrusted to us.
We are prepared to give KL '
accommodation in tho way of L.j t )
customers whose average bi!
justify it,
We issue Time Certificates cf I
posit beanng interest.
A.itiAtU.lainiuat less,
The old and Sellable IV
Dealer in
Family arid If
Confection -. ' , .
fresh c,:;:,
Constancy ou I
Goods delivered at M hoi.
FresV Bread CJ.sr '
dence ery cm: '. .
Thanking inyt ' - :
generally for f . I ;
fully tvs ""tae -
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