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BY "JAGLETS." "lie who fiiihta and rnn awav, A ill live to-run' another day. The people of the earth do not re quire leaders strictly for the drees parade occasions. They do not build governments simply to grati fy the vanity of the governors. Th"7 can sail along very nicely by themselves when the sea is smooth and the wind is fair. Theoretically men are placed in positions of trust and authority on account of their superior wisdom, virtue or coura;e. Emolument draws responsibility and some slight risk always accompanies blunder. It is the day of trial and not the day of shouting which tests the character of leadership; actions show the metal of the gun. It is peril and not prosperity which has developed our Washingtons, glori fied our Lees and exposed our Ju dases. When harm threatens the com munity, every private citizen has the right to look after his own safe ty in his own way. His obscurity imposes upon him nothing but a general obligation. It's all very well for the fellow who runs a peanut stand to scamper off like a jack-rabbit. He has no reputation to lose, and there is no body looking to him for protection and guidance. But he who holds the scepter of power stands in a different attitude. The magistrate upon whom we rely for civil order, the physician who ministers to our bodily needs, and the priest who smooths the path to eternity, their posts are with the stricken, ana it is only the villain and the recreant who desert his trust. Imagine Jefferson Davis at Beu na Vista, sneaking to the rear be cause, forscoth, he ia not immune to Mexican lead, and his family needs him at home. Imagine Walthall, (he superb, in the retreat upon Atlanta, covering with his tattered Grays the rear of Johnston's army imagine Walth all pleading that be could do noth ing there, that he might get hurt, and with a contagious cowardice setting the example of headlong flight. Imagine one of Andrew Jackson's coon-skin riflemen at the battle of New Orleans, showing the white feather. The historical fact that nary one got behind the lamp post and telephoned for the police. Behold, oh men of Mississippi, the governor of your State, Com mander in Chief of your forces, with s paralysing fear which recurring flights have made habitual, flying in the face of a puny panic. No one who has seen him at the State encampment, riding so stern ly at the head of Mississippi troops, resplendant with all the glare and glitter of that harmless war, would believe that when one small mi crobe sauntered into his Capital City, he would skin up the tallest tree in Rankin county and yell, "steady, doctors, steady! Holler for help; I'm wid yer." He was very obedient as a citi zen, however. Wuen the doctors said "depopulate" he depopulated; 6aid "git" and he got. And this is the man who volun teered to lead the Mississippi bri gade up the slippery slope of San Juan. Possibly when he volunteered he thought he would get a Major-General's thirteen thousand a year and a stragetic position defending Pike's Peak from the Spanish navy. When the air is balmy and the heavens blue, he can delight the multitude singing, "I Want to be an Angel." But when there is a chance to accomplish that laudable ambition with credit to himself ami State, he concludes to keep his job as governor a while longer and take a shy at the United States Senate on the way. It wouldn't do to risk all the love ly opportunities merely for the pur pose of discharging a solemn ob ligation of bis office. The mansion at Jackson when Jackson is duly safe suits him bet ter1 than a mansion in the skies, i But he ought to have thought of all that when he applied for the job. There are other thing9 about being governor besides making appoint ments. Life is not all beer and skittles. It may be true that he has a cool head and an iron will, but they are sadly handicapped by a blame scar ry pair of legs. Take up the daily papers and see them poke fun at Mississippi and at Mississippi's governor. Oh governor, governor, mend your holt. Brace up Maria and be a man. Take Keely for these pe riodical jim-jams. If you haven't the genuine old grit, borrow a mule's ear full of Dutch courage, and try to summon nerve enough to keep a wooden In dian from running away. Think how it weakens your"In flooence.'' Why the other day when you were at ILirpjsville, the very mob jeered at you, and an humble citizen from the rear rank reminded you in terms forcible, if not polite, what your duties as gov ernor was. Think how it would be in the senate. Suppose the measles was to break out in Washington. If a suspicious case of mumps was re ported from Patagonia we might have to drag every cellar in Stein's creek to get you to pair with some Republican gold bug on party issues. If you keep a doln' this a way it won't make much difference wheth er you support free silver or free beer for all the good it will do your party. Oh governor, governor, pause and consider. Consider the Mississippi boys who have died in the hospitals and on the field of honor; strive not to desecrate their holy graves and taint the sanctity of their sacrifice. Remember the galUnt Vardaman and the steady Liddell, who volun teered in an immune regiment, knowing that it would be ordered to the very fountain head of pestilence. Think of your sorrowing friends. Think of them now in the fevered hole of Santiago; how they must hang their manly heads in shame and hesitate to own that they too come from Mississippi. Reflect np"r yvi- cm conduct Think r,w rl f.'-:r n!. it i for you to wait in t'le " " i-' u..'il tl'." cool- headed wons.ii libi.-ui.ui. i.nther a man nor i:r.:.iiu" e i;' i out across the fro7."ii I'tiil: '-It's safe governcu-; come nt o' t'11 cane brak-5 or siif.ke a Ivi-.h iy ' 't us know where you are Come out governor, come out, and join with us all in the hope that the nejet chief magistrate of Missis sippi will be either courageous or im mune. Greenwood Commonwealth MOZLEY'S LEMON ELIXIR. A Pleasant Lemon Drink. Regu lates the Liver, Stomach, Bowels and Kidneys. Fin- biliousness, constipation and minima. b'ir indigestion, s'ck and nervous liefl.lm-lie. For oeplessness, nervousness and heart failure. Fr fever, chills, delillitv and kidney disease, take I.emon Elixir Iadifcs, for natural and thorough nrnnic regulation, take Lemon r. 1 1 x 1 r. , 50e mid $1 bottles at driitrifists. Prepared only by Dr. H. Mozley, Atlanta, (ia. A Prominent Memphian Writes. T) it. H. Mozi.ky, Atlanta: Hav ing lieen n great sufferer for three t.ur fnim i to 1 1 iruu t i mi unit liuun treated I v many physicians, who laued n: K've me any reiiei. t 011 tiiminsrto grow voise my brother advised lne to try Ir. Mostley's Lem on Klixir. which remedy he had used for several years. I cominenc nil its use, and must say that vour hemon Klixir Is the renlest Hindi cine, on earth, i have nver suffered a (lay since I commenced usiiif; I.emon Klixir. Thanking my broth er ror nis auvice.aiiu you tor i.emon Klixir, am forever .vour friend K. L. Kocco, 200 Hernando tSt, Memphis Refer uny one in Memphis to me Yellow Eever 1878. J O. Marge, a prominent druggist of Howling (ireen, Ky., write": "During our Yellow Fever epidemic 110 one who kept their liver aid bowels regulated with JJr. ilozlev's Lemon Klixir was attacked with the fever." A Prominent Lady, Head nurse at one of Grenada, xf : .1.. n... vn . til .",?., ijwni'ibuis uumi tun icilUt Fevnr epidemic lH'W, writes that Mozley's I.emon Klixir was the only remedy that, by regular use, pre vented and protected the people against Yellow Fever during that eurful gcourge. Where Tiiey Are. i. For the benefit of the friends of the members of the faculty of the I. I. . C, the Commercial gives be low a list of the places where they will be domiciled during the coming winter: Misses M. J. S. Calloway Annie C. Fant, Emmie Power, S C. McLanrin and Mary Morgan will board in the college dormatory. Mis ses Minnie Pasley, Rosa Peebles, Lula Fitzpatrick and Ethel Fahn- stock will be domiciled ' with Judge J. A. Orr's family, while Misses Cora Walker, Winona Poindexter and Mary Bynum will be found at the home of Mioses Marcia and Bes sie Billups,. f 1-1 r -! 1 tt VAvomKar fVt h ia (ha rlav fnr th M & O'n orpat nnnnl.ar excursion to leave Columbus. $3.00 SMILE TEMPTERS. After m HnrsnlB. 'One dollar a tir ! :" she exclaimed then the shop aiMaitt had told her tbe price. '"Why, that's x Thitant." -e enn t afford tu tell it tor any less, replied the young train. ' Well, I know w!ituo I can get it for less." he replied, ' and I am too pood a businoH woman to j ay n.ore than a thing la worth. Ami then sho niiirchrd out of the shop and paid SO cents fix a tuinom t go to a place where she cou 1 (tot the same thing for V$ cents. Metropolitan. Tito i".r.l!i:is .Yt'ra-;ira. Thel'roi r'.i-ta. Lid yi l pl.t up the big gest "FrM lan-.ihi te..hj ' v.nir 1 he Her!: -i, u- , The I'r.if lieit.r -ir fie "Isv Than Cost" banner, and t! o " i t r Two Hours Only" placard, and th,i "Hut Pre to Kach Purcharer sin:' The ;h ric ia, 'r. r'.l of t!'.2m. The Proprietor '1 lien what In Tophct used all tliurv wuu.eu lu run out of the itorcf The Clerk A piisslng aoldlor, air. Cleveland Plain Dealer. AKnlimldo. I've no WuKnerian outfit. No horn nor bii? bassoon, But, Just the same, I'm happy To sound my. 1 it vie tune. I em my own d. rector, And when I'd have my way No bilious solo pluyer Steps forth to suy me nay. They sneered nt my ambitions. Hut my music la endured By an audience of nations Whose attention I've secured. My heart Is full of rapture, jly mood is ever W-ind, For when 1 blow my w histle I'm the leader of the band. Washington Star. Limitations. The younR man with the military uni form had been telling of his hardships and dwelt with particular emphasis on the ra tions. Ho was eloquently indignant, whon his mother Interrupt cd. "Honnld, people who hear you mluht think you do nut love your country. " "Yes, I do love my country," ho nn awcred, "and I'm willing to overlook faults, but I'm blessed if I can jro so far as to praiso Its cooking." Washington Star. Tliroimh Thick anil Thin. They are with us uK.iin, the brave laddies in blue. And we welcome them all with a will. And we'll help them furget all the woes they went through Wheru the battle notes echo and thrill. And It's thankful we ure there's no great er dismay As ne irar.e on each conquering troop; They are with us again from the thick of the fray And the thin of the coffee and soup. New York Truth. Kvl.lence of Ability. "Pkldley always seems Industrious," re- marked the gossip. "And jrot he never ac complishes much. "Yes," replied the eager listener, "he's ono of these people who whenever they do anything make you think they'd be first rate hands at something else.' Washing' ton Star Fitting 1'nntshment. The plnywrlKht half his play had stolen, Yet when first nlghlers mocked It madly That author's cheeks with rage were swollen- He thought his audience used him badly! But, though the "gods" so fiercely roared, We can't about uuf ilrtiess quiz 'em; It strikes us that the right reward For plugi;tiism is play-Jeer-ism! Ally Sloper. "NolhliiB." "Nothing seems to please you," he said bitterly. "I confess," she replied, "thnt you do not eTjH'tly meet my approval. After he had Inwardly digested that he w as Inclined to be even more bitter. Chi oago Post. Sach n I.niiKuaKe! Now, tbe gall int riders rough, Having got their hard wo;i dough. Soon will hear the zephyrs sough As they lie b nealh thu bough. Far away from mane and hough, tiose besido the rippling lough, Fnt they mustn't catch a cough. No. nor dose. It a la (lough. And but, say. this is enough. Cleveland Plain Dealer. An lOnsy Job. "I understand you want to hire a house maid." "That must be a mistake. I do all my own work. " Too bad. It would bo just the sort of place that I'd like." lleitore Welt. A Lament, Leafless and brown are the trees, A id the wild waste rocks are brown, Which the wan irreen sea so stealthily Comes creeping up to drown. And the sky ts cold and pale. And the northwest wind blows chill, And now upon the scene he'll soon ap pear The plumber, with his bill. Up to Date. Ulve Them Credit For This. "There's one gisxl thing about those oon oetted people." "What's that?" "They don't come arntindind wear you out because they've got the bluea." Chi oago Hecord. A SUKR-estlon. A bounty on the tierce wolf's head The States should all restore; Then maybe people won't object To have him at thetr door. New York Journal Speaking of Cloeka. Tou cannot always judge by appear anoes. A clock appears to be terribly mod est, with its hands always before its face, but you'll find that there's a deal of brass in its composition. Hoston Transcript. Sidewalk Perils. Tou may buy. you may scatter the fruit if you will. But the rind of bananas will trip you up atllL Chicago Record. Jealousy. Canny Scot Yours is a poor country. Paddy Well, we can afford to wear breeches anyhow. Tit-Hlta, Maslnas. The poesy that fills my soul As far as I have long time seen Wlll4iever fill my empty bowl Nor ever fill a magazine. Town Topics. THE SUNDAY SCHOOL. LESSON VII, FOURTH QUARTER, IN TERNATIONAL SERIES, NOV. 13. Text? of ttie Lesson, II Klnr xtz. 20-83, 8-37 Memory Terse, 33-34 Golden Text, I'ft. xlvl, 1 Commentary Prepared by the Iter. D. M. Stearns. Copyright. 1S, by D. M. Etearna.J 0. "Thus filth the Lord God of Israel, That w hich thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib, king of Assyria, I have heard." In the fourteenth your of Hezo- klah tbe king of Assyria came against Judah and greatly blasphemed the Lord both by word and by letter. Hezekiah, when he bad road the letter, spread It lie- foro the Lord and prayed (verses 14-10). Many times have I followed Hezeklah'l plan and always found rest. If we ask anything according to Ills will lie hear etb us (I John v, 14), and it la Ills will that we tell Him everything and have careful anxiety about nothing. See in verse 19 that the groat desire of tbe king In asking for the overthrow of Sennacherib was that all the earth might know that the Ood of Israel was the only true Ood. 81. "This Is the word that the Lord hath spoken concerning him. The virgin, the daughter of Zlon, hath despised thee and laughed thee to scorn." The people of God in Judah, called the daughter of Zion, the daughter of Jerusalem (oompa're Lain. 11, 18), having God as their defender and avenger, need fenr no enemy. In such strength Mcihs and Joshua lived; Gideon also, and David w hen he went fe.irlessly against Goliath. V hen we mv!; only the bonorand glory of God, He will nut fall us. 3. "Whom Last tnou reproni-bed and blasphemed, the Hi.ly One of I.-iraoIr" As in the nest crse, "By thy messongors than hat r-proaohed the Lord." They apnke iiirain-t the God of Jerusalem as ngnlnsr the goclsof thu people of the earth, the : Uii( the hands of mun, and for this cai; o liozekiah, the king, and the I rophet Isaiah, the son of A n.oz, prnyed H ; id cried to heaven (11 t'hron. xxxli, 19, Si;). God h :ird their prayer, an J now we will sen bow lie answered il. Z (. "I will turn tlnuliMi k by the way t.-!.l -h tl.-m enncsS." Tl.is is n part of the . of the 1 .t,; conrvri.ir.g r.ii'.rc'.i.Tih. 1-' ..".mi v.r.i.' '"i, "I know thy aii(H,e and ;!,y goln;.: u'.t and tliy coming in n:id t!:v rage HCiin.-t. me." I'o who created nil things can set uu;iml.s that none can pnf-s. We can unly f:o hero and there or do this or that '.f tin Lord will (.L.s. iv, IZ). Men does not i !() consider i iiat till Lis words and even his thoughts ere kr.owu to the Iord (l's. csxxix, 1-4), and that, it is Im possible to hitlennvthingfroin Him. Kven Adnin, blinded hy satan, thought ho could hide frum God among the trees (Gen. ill, 8). Happy ure those who live as iu tbe sight of the Lord. a'J. "And this shall boa sign unto thee." By comparing this verso w ith Lev. xxv, 21, 23, the sign seems to hive been the special blessing of God upon tho .Sabbath year, or, in other words, tho blessing of God on Ills obedient people. What but the hand of God could cause land to produce a throe yours' crop In one yearf In tho H. V. margin of Prov. i, 23, wo road that tho blushing of the Lord xuaketh rich and toll auoTtfT nothing thereto. 8(1. "The remnant that Is escaped of the bouso of Judsh shall yet again take root downward and bear fruit upward. " The doctrine that it is ever the few out of the many who are really the Lord's and who glorify Him Is found In all Scripture The stories of Xonh, of Lot in Sudum, of Elijah and such statements as "Few there be that find It " " An ntllicted and poor peo ple who shall trust in the Lord," I ml lento that which God sees to be ever true. See Math, vii, 14; Zcph. Ill, 19. 81. "Out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant; the zeal of tho Ixird of Hosts shall do this. Tho zeal of the Lord of Hosts shall also bring the kingdom of penco on earth which shall have no ond (Isa. Ix, 7). All shall bo accomplished In and through the Son of David, our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom it is written, "The zeal of thine house hnth eaten me up" (Ps. Ixix, 9; John il, 17). It Is nothing w ith thu Ixird to work with many or with few; nothing is too hurd for Hiiu (II Chron. xiv, 11 ; Jur. xxxii, 17). 83. "Therefore thus salth the Lord con cerning tho king of Assyria." Our Lord tliHJth according tollis will In the army of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth (Dan. Iv, ;!.",). His thoughts and purposes ore us good as accomplished (lea. xiv, 24; Jcr. II. 3:i). 113. " Ily the way that he cntuo, by tha same shall he return and shall not come Into this city, saith tho Lord." This waa the decUion of Him who had all the hosts of heaven under His control and all power to carry out His purposes. Heoould sjy, "Hitherto shalt thou come, but no farthor" (.loll, xxxviil, 11). Kven the great ad versary limit stop whon God shall say so, and ho shall go to tho pit for a thousand years, and to thu lake of tire forever. 84. "For I will defend this olty to save It for mine own sake and for my servant David sake." Sue also chapter xx, 6, and compare Isa. ml, 6; Zech. xil, 8. The "I wills" of Jehovah are a study of greatest possible beuellt. They often oo cur in sevens and in oonneotlun with the' statement"! uiu Juhovah." Hoe Ex. vl, tt-8; Gen. xvll, 1-8; Pa. xol, 14-16. Be oause He iswhat He Ib He will do what He says, not for Israel 's sake, but for His own sake. See Ezek. xxxvl, !J3; Ps. ovl, 8. We must not look fur worthiness or merit in ourselves, but in lilm who alone ia worthy (Ps. oxv, 1; Kev. v, 4, 6). Taka all tbe comfort you can find in such pas sages as Isa. xliii, 23; I John 11, 12. 86. "And it cams to pass that night that the angel of tbe Lord went out and smote in tbe camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand." Tho work of this angel Is also mentioned In Isa. xxxvil, and In II Chron. xxxil, 21. When tbe duvil la to be bound and cast into the bottomless pit, It la written that one ongel will do it (Rev. xx, 1-8). Consider in each of these eases tha power of an angel and then think of the millions upon millions of them mighty in strength, doing His oommandments, hearkening unto the voice of His word (Kev. v, 11; Pa. ciii, 20). Think of the angel'i disre gard of and power over soldiers and fast barred gates in the (tury of Peter's release in Acts ill. Think of tha one who carried good tidings to Paul in the storm at sea (Acta xiv il), remember that they are all ministering spirits sent forth to minister unto tbe heirs of salvation (Ueb. I, 14), and let your heart say, "Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fuar" (Ps. xxvlt, 8). If God be forme, who can be egaiost uiuf I will trust and not be afraid. 81, 87. "His sons smote him with tha sword." Thus he died in his own land according to the word of tha Lord (versa 7), and while in the act of worshiping Idols. So shall perish all the enemies of the Lord. r rT."i Will handle FISH and OY3T2RS this season. Fresh Sausage and Meats. Dressed Turkeys and Chickens. H. SILBERBERG. COAL COAL! Alabama, Domestic Anthracite anfl Steam. Best Coal From Leading Mines. Office Next to G. W, Sherman & Co's. G tto:i Office. 'Phone 94. A. R. DASHIELL. 'irrnrnnrrrmr WE HAVK JUST RECEIVED HEAD OF HORSES AND MULES. 5U 50 AI1 Grades, From The FINEST KENTUCKY HORSE PL To Suit The Poor Man's Pcclcet. With Fourteen Years' experience in the Stock business in Columbus, Miss., we can give you more in return for your money than any other d a!or in thcState. We are amply pre pared to carry a large stock of MULES and HORSES, and willl continuu to do so during the entire season. C. F. CYPRESS SHINGLES! at RIVERSIDE HILL All Grades both Riverside and Mobile brands. Prices on applica tion. 9-1-tf. U. W. Mills. To the Ladies. Cotton in roils for quilts and put ting under carpets, for sale at the Tomhit'heo Mills. Samples on ex hibition at Commercial office. Rolls any sizo from 5 to 2olbs each. iO-23-lm Posted Notice. No huntirs? will be allowed on either of our farms, located 5 miles north of Columbus. J. . Waring, W. E. Waring. 10-2-2m 1 p ' A ftrictly high-grade Family Sawing Machine, possessing all modern improvement. UmM EquqI io lie tel. Prices very reasonable. Obtain them from your local dealer and make comparisons. I!E3 teaii co. v. "CLVIDERE, ILl I V.'eJ ' SHERROD. JULOJUU JUUULJLSJLSJJJ Is Your Meat Tough? IF SO, GIVE US A TRIAL. We guarantee that every piecf o meat we sell is the best meat of :t kin 1 there is, and every buyer a return? a piece of meat and ca show there's fjult in it, will g-t h money back twice over. WYNN & RABB, 71 Market Street. 1 Best Coal Lowest Prices. After thanking our patrons for a liberal patronage in the past, we de sire to notify the public generally that we are actively in the coal business, and are now taking orders at summer prices. We handle none except the finest and our crices are low as the lowest. Telephone at yard and at Molloy & Westmore land's. All orders will receiue prompt attention. 7-11 tf. Price & Neilson. To The Public. The impression that I have gone out of tbe plumbing business on account of my connaction with the gas works, seeming to prevail, I take this method of announcing to the public that such is not the case. I am prepared to do any and all kinds of plumbing work on short notice and at reasonable prices. ll-6-2w. Ceo. Hickey. City Taxes I I can be found ready to receive and receipt for the City Taxes, from and after this date. H. M. Lamer, City Marshal. 10-20-lm ISHAM H. BELL, DYER AND CLEAN tR CIII.l'MBrS. MISSISSIPPI. fcSPostoffice Box No. 1. Office at residence. jan21 For Sale Cheap. Two good mules aDd two 2-horse wagons for sale cheap. Apply to 10-27-tf B. H. Atkinson.