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SUBSCRIPTION $2.00 TER ANNUM 'noY r. mi.o RGER & PERCY, RMlilO Al U.CVVV, Granville. Miss. ,omas. Van U. Uodimk. JlOMAS & BODDIE, orneys at Inw, t Ahutruct, of Ti Mii to lwn . nr.. ..!.., -tun f 'mint v mill ill 01 -." "f ut oreou. n. rrj T. Stewart, U. U. i- .. I .. CI.... fiLLK. Miss. intlon K'',,n vrrcrll"" ' ( jalir lie. T. IIIKVS. iiu sdmlnlsterril. JNO. (J. AHCHKH IBY T. IBEYS & CO, TON FACTORS. iilKitM VIIXK. MISS. Grade Jersey Milch Cows frith Young Calves, Lstock, Fcttit 1'. 0. Miss jTh. robb, jobalcl Ave., GREENVILLE. MISS. HJtKKDKH OF d Plymouth Fowls d Scotch Collie Dog?. lilt Kn JULCr. GREGO, .V RESTAURANT. Semi at all Hoars ial Attention to traveling Public. ND. - MISS. tHEENVILLH, M(SS, ii'Hiuy and 'I'auks of all size o order ou short uotice and lisfacliou guaranteed. iby Telephone or Telenraph rrompnv Attended to. m an! araon villa Pancet Co RRYfyia TT. B. MAIL. LE OF IIILN IS JVXK LAURIE OH RUTH Leaven (ircpiwlllo far Viet a. bwrar every Tuesday, Friday nu huiiuhv at p. m. ing, leaves Ylcksburg every I thursday ana Saturday at 1 trip from Greenvllln to Vleks f r?-rn, $4.00, returning on I of boat, Kates good until , 10;-. as passenger and freight ac tions, iinsiirniii-u.fi thiiwsetved'jQp aoj land ed unsafe by the Captain coui- I , I-VNg Starling. Agent, V Hrmi4T. i;nm.iiu fVfiHrt. Snpt.j Vit.shurio. Miss jWanTst perfect Kest X HAMMOCK. 'any whore there is room. 'c house or outdoors, mid P'ted dion into it. $2.0(1 great lot of rfionriy, but it fr-'g, -liir'able, well niade "ck that vill Ui, a lifetime. H that figure the prices go 'ipvvnnl Tlironorh tile follow- i:1" cMhuiiuiocks-.O", to.oo. I when you get the Iliiin jn't forget we have plenty I btit interesting rciuling Fv an hour. fEY'S BOOK STORE, BLUCIIER'S LOVE OF GAMBLING How the King Cured Him of tha Expen sive Habit. "In those war linu.; nnecilius of great soldiers air lein; revived, nnd many of tliese stories throw a uidelilit on the iriato lives of men faiiious in the world's hirtory," lvinarked a Oerman-Aiiierican citizen of St. Louis, who was mice a sergeant in the German army. "Old Uncle JHiilIi.t, or Blnecher, as the Germans called him, who saved the day at Waterloo and brought about the defeat of the great Xapo leon, was a 'character,' and he was an innf,-,M 1.1... V. . .1 micu-ioiu fcdiuuitT, iiccoiiiing to tne stories handed down in the German army," said Mr. Meyer. "Jiluclierwas a curious old fellow, according to the army tradition. Did you never hear the story of what he said about the of ficer accused of drinking? Well, one fine day the colonel of a regiment went to Iilucher to complain about another colonel, who, he said, was always dTunk. The great general opened' a drawer and produced a notebook, from which he read about the gallant conduct of the accused in certain des perate engagements. Closing the book with a bang and throwing if on the table, he looked the accuser stead ily in the face and said: 'I wish to God, sir, that you would cot drunk, too.' "Yes, I know a somewhat similar story is told of President Lincoln in reference to (Sen. Grant," continued Mr. Meyer, after being interrupted, "but the German books, published more than half a century ago, tell that story about old man Iilucher. "But Gen. Blucher's own habits gave his friends much concern, iilu cher, like many prominent men of his time, was a reckless "rambler. Tin king, who was much attached to him, had paid his debts over and over again, but it was no use. The old marshal had gone through his wife's property as well as his own, and his pay was al ways spent in advance. Once he was 'dead broke' and had to go to the king. 'If I get you out of this scrape will you promise me not to gamble again?' said the king. Iilucher pive the promise and added, as the kins gave him 10(1.000 thalers: '. will ro straight home to niv wife and settle half of this money upon her so that T shall not be able to touch it, and 1 will then pay up all my debts and never touch a card any more. "iilucher went home, irave oO.IMMI to his wife, and, after dinner, sullied forth pay his debts. .t midnight in i i ' f i ', Kiucncrs wue was roused irom tier slumber hv one of her husband's stall' ollicors, who hail been sent for 2.j,000 thalers. 'Hear, ood man, said the ladv, 'I knew he would want it before morning, so I have put up just that sum m a package tor h Hero it is, and tell him to lie careful about the cold air coming home, and to inutile up well. "The officer departed, only to re turn after a few hours for the rest of the money, with the same succc Bltieherwent home to breakfast in the morning, having lost every penny of iu- l-,.:iV ..i .:, " uic Miit; s m fitly-. Again timelier went to the km;, told him the whole story, and listened attentively to all the reproaches until tits majesty saw: I nele tor lie al ways called Blucher 'uncle' 'I thought you gave me your sacred word of honor that you would not play curds tor money again. o, sir, an swered Blucher, 'I did not give my sacred word of honor.' 'Will you give it to me now? asked the king. 'Ach! Mein Gott! That is a hard thing to ask from Blucher,' replied the hero of Waterloo. But after some grum bling the sacred promise was given, find old 'Vorwarts1 stopped gam bling." St. Louis Globe Democrat. ever east ONLY AN ARMY JOKE. He Awoke His M.itu Sin,i,, . v I -'"-i'-r iu duuw Whether He Waj Hunjry. While the .Mi.--ouri voiuutevrxn-ere camped at .MlVison liaivaeks I wit nessed a situation a.- clusoh approach ing true cum-tlv n.- anvtiiir." 1 saw or. the A 1 llow report,.:- ami mv-e!f our tort m:..- lor a i.i-iit w iii, a sec tion of hat i.-ry A. T;ie ... ,.:,, had .,ii, i , . uuiri jlic.-!.-, aim W:!i'l! V, c IV cioiiu a ami iiu'it. it, n: t swilled the number in tent to 18. We w, re a! oeiure we were sir.Kni the sati.-fi.ction of hi a term- rain on the Kiit II, ip. to the ears of a weary soldier, it means hard work on the iim. i oward morning tbe t, ftet I had been using fu grew rutkvs and kk-kei 10 w; lis il. ti'.r.v we conical r. d, and eep had tin; pat ; music liougli row. ow whose a pillow me into tl'.elil-l one of awake, lie ! of the con it'u on as my ey, s !vS Ui t lit- ;.."i,o the bevs aei-i ss leg deiily at the ing. m '-J,,. Joe for awiiii it up and ti'gg' il i ni of his blanket : ccii--.oiiici I saw that e lent was t the ap: x then siid l pelately m.iie, call- shit on until the tugs grew h. When he awoke at last ami I, and ritbb, d his e es. he looked vacantly at !iis disturlie'r and "V,'!i:!t do you want, Jack?" . '"Want to know if vou'ie hunj TV, Joe?" What Joe said, as he rolk d over isn't in the type-setting i.v.elihi. Waking a man up to a.-k him if he was hungry was a new one on me. Jt oiit-Ifoyts lioyt. W. II. James, in .St. Louis Post-Dispatch. THE SILK COTTON TREE. It U the Biost Remarkable Tree oa the Island of Ke-.v Providence. I lie most rciijarka.ile tree on the Pr A PRINCE'S DISOBEDIENCE. $on of the late Russian Emperor Who Refused to Obey an Order. The third sou of the Ku-sian em peror, while in the naval service, was holding the rank ot midshipman w lien the flagship on which he was serving was wrecked on the cost of Denmark. The admiral ordered the lifeboats to be lowered, and directed Michael to take charge of the first one. The royal midshipman declined to obey. lam your commanding otlicei', and I order you into the boat tried the admiral. "I cannot obey you," returned the prince. Jt would not become tne son of the emperor to be first to leave the thip. I shall remain with you till the last." "But I shall put vou under arrest foT disobedience, as soon a; circum stances will allow me." "1 mean vo ii oliedii uco,but I can not "bey,'-' persisted M ichael. ' "Then, as soon as tempoiary shelter was obtainco, Cue rip-. discipline (t jpaval h'e was re-a-ued. ami tht' y-ouug pTince was plad i..ide- arrest, for fiUobediynee to orders, The liussinn jnininterat Copenhagen, h.-jng t once informed of the fact, telegraphed them to the emperor and recei fed ;n:s reply: "I approve the act of the admiral for placing the midshipman under ar rest for disobey ing orders, and I bh -.-tnd kiss in on for disobeying tht in." island of .ev quest Ion a spieiiH cotton (lionihax t 'i the pest ollicc and from its trunk a:e tre.-.-like cxuiisiou lirni foot i r:r fur it blanch whom idence ml; tin in :u lit m id V. : wu' r. blllti'i stall:-, tree i whir! sluliie, llu.-e i r.s thi ol' iis the no P.emba of Spa lig f,i ires, fiiiin reach (he g-roui hosiii;i! gromii! same mily, v. h lig. About ihr. is a m i her .-pecii called l-'icu- indi India. Ii Ion i grow ih as the l-i w 1 1 1 I !:et IS W it ii out i of Ihe silk ba), situated near risou. Gruwirg '.all' a dozen but as it to make a lifeat spread of if lid feet. A little la"', -to lioweii a photograph of it, its appearance very well lid the spaces between tin. v. oiitd make line horse e pod.- v, inch grow oil the in a soft, silky material natives smueii nir s use for llov, s. There are more of ne so large or old heard no estimate a near relative i inil. 1 letween I h iiu'.irv is an avenue a on lobei of the iy e::d iv.vUwol ii el n ii i i - iiaogillg io hioh never We saw in the. a .-j iioen of the h is call, d the wild miles front Na-saii of lig, erroneously i. ei- I mm an tree of e same' habit of Villi, sending down ki y lama and the i- It kiirrl a ::' lo-a libers w Inch sink into the soil. These libers take1 root, and in time become parent, trunks, shooting out new branches, which in time suspend their roots, and ihe.-e, -welling into trunk--, produce t i 1 1 other branches. All these tree- bear fruit, but the figs are small ami unfit- f"i- eating. II. G. Cimiinings, in Popular Science Monthlv. HER ROYA?: STANDARD. How the Natio:!-il Kniblem of Spain Vjs Perived si :i r. 1 1., nl is most ed and y.'ih'U of the Spain-'- '. - .--ii't in be .s.-rivi'd from ill i - occur! ence: .In 1 '! . S Cltai les tho Hold dipped his lingers hi t ho blood of GeelVn The Spanish eoiiipliciii d. 'I ona. and d im , i ll s Hi row tii Id. io y. Count "f I'arce 'iii down the count's token of his appre i r's bravery. The . '"'I ante the arms ieh hoe'.lim"' leM't of ii by nop .recnville, Mun. e-Satardaj; Evening Tost. Iltiou of the 1 shii Id. so mark of lilllCelol. 1. V Arraeen. acl it : ."' 'lis w that kimvloui. ot i i :;i.j loyal stamlanl: In the tirsc ijiiarier, or upper Jett-liatid part of the liag, are ' anus id I .con and Castile, the lion and the castle; the second quarter i- taken up. one-half iv Ihe arm-of ..ri;ieon, oio half by tho ai rns of Sicily. I he upper tlnrd nf the third iiuart.-i (din ctlv under ip tirsl) shuvv; (he An-triaii i olors. the 1'iuer lo third- is ,r, (. .1 be tween (he (lag of tniigumlv ail l tb.e bi.o k lion ot I lannf r; Im bird of the fourth iiii'irC r 'heepiers. another l'.iireimdi.iii d" iee. while the lower . o t.itini'- is shandby the red eagle of Antwerp and the golden lion of Brabant, a,ud on the top of all this are two shields, one showing the Portuguese arms, the other the French fleur-de-lis. Con siderable of a flag that. Philadelphia Times. Speaking of Hints. h1 You this i ening. She-- Will, your thnlr isn't mi' flown. Indianapolis Journal. A CURIOUS LEAVE-TAKING. Queer Pranks Played by the Freslur.::; of Johns Hopkins University. The freshman class of the Johns Hopkins university took leave of one of it.- prol'e.-sors in a way of its own. It ues the hist da; of the class before lii.iil examination, and the large body of s'tudeiits a-.-.ciiiblcd with broad Miiihs and an air of general expec tancy. In a few moments ihe door opened and a nic-.-e iiioa- bov appeared with a large funeral pillow on which were embroidered the words "Genl Jiloss Our Teacher," He inarched straight up to the profe-.-or, presented his I'uneial gift ami ileinaii'led a receipt. Tiie prol'es-or argued, but the boy didn't understand his logic, until the learned doclor looked threatening, ami the boy guessed he wouldn't wait for one." Tin n signs of trouble began to ap pear all over the chi-sroom. One sign here the line, "To Keep 111- Memory Green." and another "lioineiiibcr the .Maine." Other choice and popular expres-ions. appropriate and inap propriate to the day. were strung up. Slowly an odor i, gaii to creep into the room. It may have been hydro gen sulphide, Inn it might have been anything else which, hadn't any busi ness there. It stole gently ihroiigh the keyhole, still -! the students near the door and mnvi d in waves of ever ir. creasing circles n hep; ; he room, car rying with it all the odoriferous sug gi s inn - of in vria-.l- of eggs of the mid dle ages. Suddenly in Hi big.ii: to appear and fowl- of thi-a to dai t from a 1 1 make his '', ,-.v an he sol'gh! ci 'id (.. tor's radiator, r W.IV tl'lllli - -Iv to EVOLUTI' .! C tjueen of Flowen , turica i.. ..' While all ackie of the Jac(iiemu.i and other favoriu welcome with deli Xoisettes am THE ROSE. Cen- th: Result of ittivation. ledge the beauty :, the 6wcctbriar of the garden, and rht the fragrant .ileum l.- of the florist. it ie doubtful appreciate the t.'iit.i a im f the class of the field Ope rat was seen d of si iidcnt - and ; the room, where :'oi't in a la.-t win 'igeon winged its back of n chair. ' - ere about to ;i'd;Y--cs, which I',' iiil'ei!. when i ; to look Tl . r.p lnno- ligeOtl ef his snug- The .-tin cent and crawled hi ersm bile gled up to ib: :;.. : iijipeared. and i v, tnglorioit.-ly to Ir.ke itself ill space. President Gibuai but they cut the overbunlened atmos rhere tike the crack of a tt n-poiindcr, "It wa.- a -ad but glorious day for President Oilman," said one of the freshmen as he sought a haven of refuge in Ihe gymnasium. Baltimore Sun. AN INTERESTING DISCOVERY. lie lio.-oin : the rat or: ! ue signs i ts ihc odor bi gan to flight and lose -aid a few words. -distant Process for Disclosing the Elements of the Atmosphere. Prof. Ramsay and Mr. Travcrs have recently iii,ido some interesting di-covi ries ou the constituents of the it' Unisphere. Since the discovery of argon, il has been a ipiestion whether it was really an element. This was very iliHicnlr to settle, owing to the impossibility of employing any or dinary chemical test, but Prof. Ii'am- say and Mr. Travcrs announced to the b'oyal society of London on June It! the results of epertiuenis which may be summarized as follows: They pre pared a large quantity of argon from itnio-pheric nitrogen, separating the; laticr gas by means of magnesitiiHnd having liquefied it by cooling it with nam! air, they inen fractionally dis tilled product. The first portion, ivs the New Y'ork Sun, consisting of -s than 100 cubic centimeters, dis tilled oil' from the liquid obtained by condensing 18 liters of argon, whs found to have a density of about 13 instead of :,'0, which is that of argon, and ii- spectrum differed from that of know n gases. The vellow line was less refrangible than tho-e character istic of helium and crypton, being es pecially prominent. On continuing the distillation, aft er nearly the whole of the liquid argon had beeij evaporated, a soud was oo lainei'l which or.'. i srowly volatilized. the i':1,; into which this. solid waseoils M i-ie'l was found to be practical of ihe same density as argon, but its -pectrum was altogetherdill'erent and peculiar, consisting for the most part of bands, not lines. II is proposed to call the lighter ele ment neon, ami (hat derived from the solid met argon. The further development of the In vestigation is awaited with interest. The Mioec-- (if the experiments hither to is rvgardrd us a striking proof of the value of the new engine of re search which liquid air affords. Diplomacy in Begging. mnn. like " asked a gged tor a s a great, strop; about begging: a tramp, who oej "Why you goin lady of penny. "Ah. madam," replied the tramp, "mine is the only profession in which a gentleman can address' a beautiful huh without the formality of uu intro duction." TU-Bits. ' Virtuously Indignant Conductor 'Old tighL lady! .'nrc Oo are you callin' a old tight lady ? Impidcut voting feller! Lon- don Punch, . . f there are many who practical side of tha rose and its family. Grant Allen, in his interest ing study of the genealogy ol the rose, traces it back to the cm quefoil and potentilla. He also shows ushow the birdsand insects have aided in the evolution of the strawberry tli ut luscious embodiment f the frag rance of the rose from the dry, in edible fruit of the potentilla. We know that the modern rose of the garden and greenhouse has been cultivated for centuries to gain size, color or fragranc? by judicious cross ing of the earlier types. Thus the Bourbon has for its progenitors Rosa Galicia, a native of southern Europe, and Rossi cerilifolia, a native of Cau casus, while the monthly and tea roses, with the Noisettes, springfrom the Chinese Rosa indica. A volume, might be written on the origin and beauty of the ruse, which has several hundred varieties hi its own suborder. Manv of our most beautiful shrubs are close relatives, as the flowering al mond and Japan quince, cultivated in Xcw England gardens, and the wild service, whose blossoms whiten cur woodside roads early in spring. Be cause ihe blossoms appear at the sea son when shad "run" this tree isoften called the sliadbush, while its cdibls borrits bear the name of the month in which they ripen June. The rose family has numerous branches, and as it possesses wonder ful adaptability to differences of cli mate, it is widely dispersed. The ap ple, pear, quince, apricot, peach, plum, cherry, raspberry, blackberry and .-.lawberry all belong ;o the fam ily, which is distinguished by owning no in. lex sneep. l-.very branch is who'tsome and of use to mankind. Existing in the bark and roots of most of the order is an astringent principle, which is occasionally used in medicine as the bark of the wild cherry in various tonics. The roots of j iiler.ia and agrimony were formerly iismI medicinally, and the fruit of the le.akb, rry.-1 ill forms ihe has,'.- of a cordial Used f, rllie re lief of summer n.mplaints. Tho kernels of the almond and peach for the sole except inn p. the general whoh someiiess of li'nsarene, as they contain pnis-io in id, a deadly poison, and the leaves of the common eherrv laurel yield a hydrocvanated oil. The oil of bitt( r alnitimls, kjfiwn 0 eommerce js benzoic b,hvde is mm!.' by maoeratiimra'nd di.-ttlling th kernels ami is imitated bv the sub stance known as nil mbenzene, which is also pok-onnus. y f i u o oil expressed from the sweet almond is usad in food and medicine, as well as in the miinii faetnre id soap and perfumes. It is, however, liable to adulteration with oils imide front the kernels of pooch, apricot, plum, or cherry. The plum and nectarine result from longculti vfttion of the common blackthorn. ( humble relative of the rose. The cherry, most familiar in the varieties of black heart, pxt-eart and May duke (a corruption of the French Medoe), is valuable in the wild black species for the tine grain of its wood, which is much used in cabinet work. But the branch of the faanilv which ministers to the luxurious as well aa aesthetic element in human nature is, after all, the ro-e itself; for in Roumelia, India, and the south of France lie great farms wherein the proven?, or cabbage rose, is cultivated for the essential oil which is obtained from the petals. The nowors, jath ered before suniise, are distilled dur ing the same day iu double their weigh! of water. After remainingfor several days the oil, which rises to the surface, is skimmed. This oil is the famous attar, and it takes 800,000 roses to yield the weight in oil of onw rupee, an amount which is sold on the spot for 1 00 rupees, or over $300 in gold. Conserves, rose water, and infusions of roses are made in sereral districts of southern France. A conserve at dogrose, used in ihe manufacture ol pills' is made from the ripe hips of th dogrose. The eu-rinng rpfurreetloa plant is rose. A native-of the desert, it draws its dry leaves around th stalk through the dry season, to ex jxvnd them attain with the corning of the rain. Thus the opening of the plant when placed in a saucer of water is the result of a natural law, instead of being due to a miracle. Philadel phia Times. Telegraphy with Mars Passible. Mr. Tesla has repeatedly declared that it would be possible to send out from the earth an electric vibration, which would rcavh the planet Mars, so that if there were people and in struments there to receive it, tele graphic communication might be opened up between the earth and that distant world. Our Oldest Vel. Our oldest vessel still in service, th schooner Polly, wu bulk is 1793. HENRY T. ItUCi'B, Jb IREYS n ALFKSD H. STOflK & STONE, nn Atl nl Tn m n vt m t n i 1 v-in biii i inane Apu 211 Main Street, - GREENVILLE, MISS. We represent none but reliable comvan iet and .solicit a share of your business. h.p. ha win?" 0. B. CP tTTENDfc.. ill Crittenden I a LeROY PEHcr J COTTON FACTORS aRKEISTVILL-K, MISS. Lib. ral advances made on consignments ESTABLISHED 1885. WALL'S FOUNDRY AND I1ACIIINE WORKS, 220 to 224 Central Avenue, Greenville, Miss. Pay Special Attention ti Esjairii Ud-urr. Promptness is the Main Requisite for4 this Business If your Engine, Boiler, Saw Mill, Gin Cotton Press, or any other Machinery needs repairs, send to me- -Keep ou hind Engines, lioilers, Punipb, Pipes ud Kittiugs, Shaftings Pulleys, Couplings, Grate Bars, lioller Fronts, and ad kinds of Irou and BrasP Cstings. Estimates Made Free of Chare. Works Opposite G. P. Dept. JOS. WALL, Proprietor. We keep on hand a full line ofsas BUGGIES, SURREYS, SPRING AND FARM WAGONS, FACTORY PRICES. The Baird-Smith Co, Mississippi; Cotton Oil Company GREENVILLE, MILL. R. W. FORT Mgr. GREENVILLE, MISS . . . Manufacturers of . . . Cotton Segfl Oil, Meal, Oil Cake anfl Linters. HiEhcst Martct Price Paift for COTTOH'SEED Elihar Free on honrdl cars at;iiilroid2S'aUon;or'delivere';at mill. ' CORKESf'nN'l.ENCE SOMCITEIV Castalian Springs and Hotel Having nssumed tho management of this famous and well-known watering place and summer resort, I take this method of inform ing Ihe public that it is now open and ready for guests. The Virtue of Thin Water and the popularity of this Spring is too well and favorably known to the public to need any cominendation from me, and 1 am determined to ppare no pain and labor that will add to the comfort of the giiestn, and that it shall be conducted in Firt-CInas (Style in every respect. I feel confident that a first-class tabic, clean l-eds ami rooms and a uniform and careful care of our guests will merit tho patronage of thogo in ncarch of health and pleasure For rate" and any other information, aWnese HENRY BARGIR, Durant, Miss.