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DEMOCRAT -STAR Hi' P. K. MAYRKS & M. II. RICHMOND. PEACE. GOOD WIEI. AND PROSPERITY TO ALL, MANKIND." TEEM8-2 00 PER ANNUM, IN ADVANCE. . Vol. XXVIII. 1'ASOAdOUlA, JACKSON COUNTY, MISS., MAY 17, 1878. .- - . ... i ii 1 .T ft No. 8. JtOII2SSIOX,VI.. J. Harry, M. ., P H Y H I C I A N AND BURGEON, Ocean Spring Miss nil, hi professional services to the citizens of Ocean Springs aud surrounding ""('Mllui Opposito the Methodist Church, Dr. CJ. Vaughaii, stutoEox dentist, lliloxi, Miss. ' lim ine located permanently, respectful Iv million bin servires to tlio people of Dilnsi, ami surrounding country. Ail work done accordance with thii latest iriiproveiueiita.and satisfaction guaranteed W, A. (UtMPLIN. KU.IOTT HKXDKIIKON Champ I in Sc lie nilr ron, ATTOKN K V 4 COUNSELLORS AT LAW, Pass Christian, Minn.. Will practice In nil the Courts of th g,,eiidl Judicial lUtricf. It. Still, A J TOKSEKV & COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Missi sippi City, Mix. Practices in nil the Court of thu Sovent h Judicial District. V. U. liancaMtrr, ATTOItXEY 4 COl'NSELLOn AT LAW, Vim Christian, Miss. Will practice in th Courts of thu 8ev mill Judicial District. Lewi II. t.'liauiplin, ATTORNEY COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Pass Christian, Miss. Prompt attention to the Collection ot Claims lu thu Sea Shorn conn l ie. J. V. HcidrllMTg, ATTORNEY COUNSELLOR AT LAW, .ISIl SOLICITOR IS CIUNCEY. I'ascagoula, Jackson County, Miss. Will practice wherever he may have business. Will give Bpecial attention to Collect ioiiH and Chancery business; such ax settling Estates, examining Land '1 itleH and giving Legal 0iiniiinH, ' quieting " 'titled to Laud, obtaining Divorcer, r. cTiiTwood, ATTORNEY COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Moss Point, Miss. Practices in the. Courts of Jackson, Harrison, Hancock, rVtvy.Thud (ircenc. JfTT. Carter, ATTORNEY A COUNSELLOR AT LAW, Augusta, Perry County, Miss. Will practice in the Courts of the Scv Htli Jnilicial DiKtrict. Dr. A. It...orthroj, DENTAL SURtiEON, - Office at I'ass Christum, Miss. Will vUitall points upon the t'ousj, flving uotiee whenever he moves, ul pres- .it ut Pa' Christian. THE UOUKTS, HKtlllLAH TEKMH. CIRCt.IT COURT-Ki-.vKNTH Dihtiiict. JAMKS 8. IlAMM, Judge. Thomas S. Font), District Attorney, r,. i . m . xmiiii voi i.uuiicruuieon tuesci . una .Mommy ot rolu iiury and August, and louiiuun eiluce!! (lays. Ill tlio county of Kemper, on tho find Monday of March and .September, and continue, twdvo days. In tho "ounty of Clarke, on tho third Monday of Slarcli niid Scntcnibcr. nnd continue twelve dura. In the countv of Wavne. on the firut Monday of April and October, and con tinue nix (Iuvk. In the county of (irernr. on tho .worn! Monday of April and October, and con. timiii six day. in the county ot Jackson on tbe fourth Monday after the fourth Monday of Anril and October, and continue twelve dnva. lu the oonntr of llunimni on tho ililrd Monday after the fourth Monday of Anril and October, aud continue nix diiys. In tho county of Hancock on "the first Monday niter the fourth Monday of April and October, and continue twelve davs. In the countv of Marion, on the fourth Monday in April aud October, and con tinue six (Li vm . In the countv of Perry on tho third Mon lay of April and October, and con tinue six dnva. CyXVMBEKBD till A f'ES. S. .Tloorr. M.' PHYSICIAN AND SURREON, l'itscnji)uhi, Miss. (Hike and ri sidince near I he Si ashore lintel-, residences and pnsf-olbee. " F.T7lINiini7 wTll PHYSICIAN AMI Sl'ROl'.ON. Respectfully tenders his services to the t'itizenn of l'.isc-.ioul.i. ScrauUui and Moss 1'uillt. OtTK'K On 1'aseanoula street, oipo-ite w railroad crossing. Scranton. llonrs 10 K. M. to -i V. M., and j to 7 P. a. Resi dence at the Sea-shore. CI7ANCERY COURT 7rn Diktkict. GEORGE WOOD, Chancellor. In the count v of Jackson, on the first uonnay ot .March aud September, and continue mix davs. In the county of Harrison, on theaecoud Monday of March uud September, and coin nine nix OHVH. Ill the county of Hancock, on the third Monday ot March aud September, and continue six nays. In the county of Pearl, on the fourth Monday of March and . September, and continue six (lavs. lu the county of Marion, on the fourth Monday in March and September, and continue six davs. In the county of Perry, cm the first Mon i.iy in April and October, and contin mix days. lu the county of Greene, on the second Monday in April and October, aud ci 1 1 n in- days. In the county of Wayne, on the fourth Mondavafter the fourth Monday of March and September, and continnesix (lavs. In theconntyof Clarke, on the first Mon (tny in May and November, and continue six davs. In the county of Lauderdale, on tbe second Monday of May and November, and continue twelvedavs. - In the county of Kemper, on the fourth Monday ot May and jtovcmticr, and cou tiiiuo six ilavn. MISCELLANEOUS. AIX KIXIM OF HOOK A.D JOD -;:. H.VKCUTKl AT TIIK DEB10CRATSTAH Irinlii (mire. RED STORE MISCELLANEOUS. 11. TUCI, 4b itoor.i.vn saoi: .n.iHEit, Corner I'aas Christian iioad Didoney St., DILOXI, MISS. Olb rs bmserviccB to the publican a fiist flass Boot, and Shoe Maker. All styles Jinil prices. A perfect lit guaranteed. Ue paiiiu a specialty. Nov. 4.1S77. 2fi-ly JOSEPH KOTZUM, 3IACIIIiMST, WK.VX srnixGs MISS. He will repair all kinds nf Fire-arms, Sewing Machinea, aud general Hlacksmit ll work done on short notice. AUo pays the liijjbesl caAh pricea for foot, iwRswjx, niitES, Fins, ntos; HHA.S.S, VUVl'FH, I.fII, JSC AM) OUUI SK. Has oil hand Cook Stoves, which he sell at New Oi leans prices. April lifl, 1H7S. . ' 5 6in AT MISS. C II E A 1' E on CASH I j a r cf cut A ssortmcnt and CJi-wtpext I'rum vn the Coast. Yon hilbide with its shafts of gleaming white, Bathed ill the glory of the setting sun Holds Inauy n grave where hidden from our sitfM, Somo loved one sleeps, life's toil and lu bor done. Hut there nre graves over whoso slumber ing mould No polished marble rears its stately ' bead, . And whero no fragrant llowurs above un fold To waken pity for the quiet dead. There are tho graves deep down witbip our hearts, Where lie tlio hopes aud dreams of early years, Hurled from sight, but sfgnaled by ench marks As only can be made by blood and team Some early love that crowned a in our youth, And made life glorious for a abort sweet hour. Some cherished promise, robbed of strength and truth, Crushed in the morning of its new-born power. Here is tho spot where memory baa en graved The form aud face ot one we called a friend, One for whose welfare we would e'en have braved Censure aud heartache to the bitter end. But 'twas not wisely done and so we draw lie fore the treachery of the smiling eyes A heavy veil. The cold world if it saw, Would proffer pity in a thousand lies. So life goes on. We lay the forms nway Of things we loved not w'scly but too well, And in the lapse of years we learn to stay The fretful chanting of their funeral knell. We learn to smile, before the smiling throng, Although the adder's fangs bo deeply set, And join, perhaps, our voices in the song, To soothe the pain we never cux forget. The Med Store will take Cotton at the highest market price, in trade, or for the cash, fir w ill ship the same to New Orleans, tor liarties and advance for about its value, and pay the balance on receipt ot account sales. WOOL, GAME, HIDES, TALLOW, WAX, AC, AC, taken also, and goods sidd as cheap as ever, Call and see tor yourself at JlIUtY'i REl) UTOliE. May 20, 177. 3-ly A. J. KAJI5A1" & tO "TONKWALL MISS. WHOLESALE t IIKTAII. IIKAI.EHS1S M'H Goods, Groceries, Clothing, lioots, Shoes, Hats, Hard wart, etc. The highest cash price paid lor WOOL, ml all country produce. April 19, 17S. 4-tira tiik s 1; A-11 ie 1: 1: zi: jchangc, AUCAGOl'LA, - - '. MISS. K. P. & J. 8. IUuIaek, rrop'ra. Tlis most complete and thoroughly nntpM establishment ill tin city. The ry purest and choicest JomkhTIC and U'?' w'ea, Brandy, Knm. Gin, "Oiiky, Champagne, Ale, Beer, Porter. Cordials, Mineral Wat-r, cto., kept K"v- V0" bml V tter or pnr r liouora can be "Uioed. Visit tho hem Broeie d see 'ryoumrlf. Jla-77-ly.' . r'L 8 a.mho. Nkikilam Taltavilu Sancho 6L Taltavull, BILOXI, MISS, CTI0SEK Y A BAKKRr. is also attached to this eetablish II n nient DKiSI SHU HATES ut KI CREAM SALOOK. tw ,,ui,i(. im M tr iuv:tca t tc?,n" f,,r B"" Partiea, fSoireea, ""Ifrtte ' on UIt uo,i't'' l C.i&N.Biitchcrt, PASS CHKISTIAy, 5IISS., IlKAt.EHS IX HRY GOODS, ailOCKKlfS, L1QV0RS, Fruits, Feed, Lumber, Shinglea, Lime, I'laster, Cement, Laths, Nails, Ac,, Ac, ulways on band. June 30, lf-77. S-tf Private Hoarding at Bay St. I.ouis, .flins. , Tho Roeedaje House, Pay St, Louis which wan destroyed by fire, has beeL rebuilt and is now open for the receptiot of visitor No pains or expense will be spared to keep Rosedale np to itfl usual standard. Families will find all til" cow forts ot a home and the best table the market can ntl'ord. t Mug. ELLEN ULMAX. June 30, 177. S-tf And thus we learn to envy the calm rest Of those who sleep beneath the silent sod, Bound with life's galling chains, we know 'tis best To bend our heads aud pas beneath tbe , i- .'..... , .- And when we see some mourners heavy clad In robes of black, haggard with tear dimmcd eye, We know their Jives would be luoro bright and glad Could they but reason it is life to diu. Mourn not the slumbering dead, but rather ay, Ulcsscd are the nlocpcrs. Years may come and go ; Heads that are brown and gold may turn to gray; But they are done with earth aud tears and woe, Somewhere we know, bcyoud tho world of stars, Tbey will at last have found sweet Lethe's stream ; Some time we'll meet them at God, 8 Judg ment bar, Where life is love, and lovo one long, true dream. Ogden Freemen the porch of the old farm lion so he (mused. " Jolly ! Women never will take advice J I'll run nnd tell Tom she won't come. My eyes' won't there lie a row f lie trotted oft in the direction of the orchard, Home distance from the hou.se. Just at the outskirts of the orchard, a half do.eh Inie lilacs grew, loading thu air with sweet ness. Here on a rustic Heat, sat a young man in an attitude ot expect ancy a young man with a uohle face, and grave, earnest eyes. He sprang to his feet, n tbe child drew near "Wouldn't she come!' bo cried in a tone of disappointment "Says she's busy,"' answered the little niiHchief-maker, demurely. " Wouldn't budge n itich for me." Tom Willis at down aud covered his face with his hands. Twilight deepened its gray' shadows; tho flight turds chirped in the lilacs. " I wonder if she's offended be cause I sent the' request for her to come out here," he soliloquized at last. " JJilly, it i give you a note for your sister, will you deliver it at once I" " Yes, o'courae I'll 'liver it to her why not 1" He thrust both hands into his pockets with a ludicrous assump tion of gravity. 'I d go into the house and see her," continued Tom, "but I can't after such a cold message as that ! IVrhaps when she hears that I'm goingaway, she'll change her iniiid." He hastily tore a lent from his note book, and in the gathering twilight scribbled these words: "Dome, dear Dome, Forgive my presumption in ask ing you to meet mo under the lilacs to-night. But I. fancied you might come, ami listen ! Dome, it was to tell you good bye fori start to morrow for Florida. I received the oiler late last night and must go at once. It's a fine chance, and when 1 return, I'll be able to ask a certain question, of the sweetest girl I know. It she will give me one little ray of hope to carry with said mentally. "Tomorrow morn ing I'll go out early and hunt the letter up. lie stifled his impulse to make a clean breast of the whole matter, aud was soon sleeping the sleep of the just. About midnight that night some body rapped loudly at the door of Dome's room. It roused her from a troubled slumber. "Who's there!" she said, ner mother s voice answered " (xet up Dorrie right oft ! Bil ly's got the croups the worst wav Lome down and help me. Oh I I don't know w hat I shall do." Dorrie was out of bed and had a wrapper on before the sentence was finished. Hhe hastened to the nursery. Poor little Billy ! All night long Dorrie watched over the child : all that human power could do, was done. Ever and anon the sufferer made frantic efli'tts to speak. There was evi denlly something on his mind. Dome's heart ached at his desper ate attempts to unburden it "Never mind, darling,' she said soothingly, stooping over the little form, " tell sister in the morning." tint til as, wlieu morning came the roguish eyes were closed : the little hands were folded from their play, forevermore; the restless feet were still, for all tune ; Billy, the household pet and torment; the youngest of the flock, was dead It was a heavy blow, but that was not the worst that Dome had to bear, for before nooii of that day, she received the news of Tom W illis' departure for Florida, for an indefinite star. It was the last drop in her overflowing cup, Time passed slowly by. The li lacs were in bloom again ; and Dor rie had never heard a word from the absent one. "Tom Willis got home last night 1 said her father at breakfast, one uioriiiug; " wonderlullv im proved, too. How fond he used to be of Bill v poor little Billy! Ills voice chocked. Dorrie arose from the table and went out doors me send u line to tho postoftiee away down to where the lilacs were I leave at 9 lit' UNDER THE LILACS. BY MKS. E. BURKE COLLINS. - Tailor Shop, Lamki sb st BILOXI, HISS., MERCHANT TAILOK. Will keep on hand a small stock of ready made clothing. May 15, 175. -'f J O II . A. JA.8E FREIGHT BROKER, 02 Beaver tt N York. IT" Order for timber Tew Is to arrive romptly attended to. PASS CHRISTIAN HOUSE, I'ASS CHKISTIAX, MISS, Is now open for the reception of transient or perauwnt boarders. This House is situated on the front, coniniaudina; a tine view of tho I Jke. All the eonilorts of home, and thr table supplied with tbe, best of everything. IV Bonrd t a day. O. i'EASl.KE, fToprietor, Arril K. IT. J- Sunny South. Dorothy West leaned over the garden gate, in the twilight, sottly humming to herself ; her blue eyes anxiously watching the road stretch ing out to the distant villiage. " Why don't Tom come V she ex claimed at last, impatiently. "Guess he's gone a com tin' anoth er gal 1" piped a shrill voice at her elbow. A grave, quaint, old-fash ioned face peered into hers ; a queer littleold mau,ot sixor thereabouts, with solemn, owlish eyes, and a tow-head, surmounted by abrimless straw hat. . " What do yon want, Billy t" ' Billy's lace brightened a trifle. " Want you, sister Dorrie ; want yon to come with me ! " But, 1 can't go child ;' I'm busy I'm' " Sister Dorrie ; don't yon know it is wicked to tell wrong stories f Now, don't you 'member the time I stoled the jam, and told you 1 didn't ; how orful mad you was, aud how yon scolded me, and 'lowed that liars always went to Sulphur lake V " Sulphur lake I echoed Dorrie. "Yes, you knows; the lake where its all sulphur and brimeatoiie, anil there ain't no heaven, and little angels, with w ings and things f "Billy! you bad child, you mustn't talk in that way I I'll have to tell mother V " You do, and you'll be aorry, that's all! For I shan't tell you what I come to tell yon t 1 don't care to hear it." Do rnn away, Billy; that's a good child! 1 wan't to be alone; be sides, its getting late, and will noon be vonr bed time. Kuu in to moth er, do r Slowlv. the little tellow moved away, in reluctant obedieuce. Half . atraiued his emotion. w,iy up tbe Ion.; ia!k that led to! "I won't tell her, to-morrow rooming, o'clock. Yours, (orever, Tom.' He folded the hurried scrawl and laid it in the chubby hand, togeth er with a bright silver half dollar, For me 1" shrieked Billy, iu do nt. " For you, Billy, I'm going awa v to-morrow, don't forget me when I am gone." " loii bet." Billy thrust the note vehementlv i way tloi ii into his gaping pocket, mil the silver followed in its wake "There," ho ejaculated, with great satisfaction, "that's safe. Well, Tommy, I'm ofl good-bye." "tiood-bye, Billy. Shall I see you back to the house I" "Thank you, Mr. Willis," re sponded the mite, with dignity, "a man can take care ot himscll." He trudged ofl as he spoke. Tom watched the childish form until it disappeareil among the trees. Darkness Uad now tallen over everything; the night birds had ceased their chirping; a voice in the distance called anxiously : "Billy, Billy, where are you. child f" It was Dorrie. " What a fuss, to make about nothiuM" piped Billy, suddenly making his appearance on the wide porch, where the family had assem bled, in search of the littlo truant. " Can't a feller take a walk by his- self 'thout all this row f "ot such a wee man, as you," answered hisfather a kindlv-taced old farmer, as he seized his young uopetnl liy the arm, not roujihlv. though ; for they were never rough with Billy. He was snch an odd mixture of gravity and comicality, sense aud nonsense, that he was u general favorite. " I'm out vutty late." observed Hilly, gravely, " but'twont happen no more. Sister Dorrie, I think I'll go i-o oeu, now." Dorrie arose from her low seat, on the iorcb. Her face was very pale, and there was n drawu look about her tirettv month Tom's uon-aptearsuee troubled her, and she was talking the disappoint ment Hard. Hilly began to teel a little uneasy. Child, as he was, he knew that in withholding Tom'a message, trom Ira sister, he had not done right. That which he had ut first, intended as achildish joke, began to assume larger proportions. The child was not bad only way- warn, and passionately fond of teasing, and he resolved to set wrong right. As soon as Dorrie had accompa nied him to the nursery, and ire- i m red to assist hint in iiruees of disrobing, he put bis hand into his pocket. "I'll give her the letter, now to make up for my badness." he said to himself " but I must tease her a little, first." He thrust both hands into Ida pockets. Wkatt Nothing there! The letter and his bright, new sil ver piece gone ! It did not seem possible, but diligent search proved that it was too true. Billy felt ready to cry, bat manfully re-i filling the air with fragrance. Site sat down on the rustic seat; her head resting on her hands. She had not sat there for many months. What was that shining amid the moss and grass, at her feet I Me chanically, she sroopped, aud found a silver half dollar. Her eyes caught the gleam of something white, fluttering at the roots of the lilacs. She drew it forth; torn and wind-tossed, stained anil defaced; the letter had reached its owner, at last. The silver piece and the note had merely passed through one of tho apertures in Billy's pocket, and landing on the ground, had remained safely housed from storm and tempest, amid the twigs and roots, at the foot of the lilac tree. With a fast beating heart, Dorrie opened the half eflaced epistle, uud slowly rend the contents. Hark! A quick step sounded on the grass near her, and a hand put aside the brandies of the lilac. Dorrie !" "Tom!" "I ventured to call," Tom said; hesitatingly, though he still held her hand in Ins, "ami your mother said, that you were out here some place." She held up the soiled letter. " What does this mean 1" said Dorrie. " Tom's eyes flashed. "I found it tin re." continued Dorrie, growing very pale. "There An Old Mississippi Home. Natchez Democrat. We paid a visit on Sunday last to our friend, Col. J. F. II. Clai borne, at Dunbarton, his residence, ten miles from Natchez in the Forks of Second creek on tho Liberty road, tho old Indian path from Fort Itosalie to l'ensacola. This tract of laud was settled in 1804 by the late Win. Dunbar, (father of Mrs. Claiborne) and has been iu continu ous cultivation ever since. Uveryr thing about it speaks ot the old on time. The mansion was built in 181(1 of yellow poplar and ash, every foot of the material being sawed out by hand, and is still per fectly sound and thoroughly pre served. And so with the numer ous offices nnd outbuildings about it.' Tho lurge and beautiful yard is tilled with enormus pecan trees planted sixty years ago, and gigan tic red oak, the primitive Titans of our torest, lint now rarely seen ex cept on these ancient homesteads. The large, old fashioned garden, the first land cleared on the premi ses is embeliished with evergreens, shrubbery, roses, flowers, vines, and as luxuriant a crop of vegeta bles as we have ever seu. No one after a visit to Dunbarton will care abotit seeking a new country. " There is life in the old land yet." The plantation is cultivated on the tenant system, chiefly by per sons bom on tbe place and in the vicinage, and the average yield is about l;000 pounds of cotton to the acre, with a portion of the land in corn, cow peas, potatoes, etc. Ex tensive Bermuda grass pastures support cattle, sheep and hogs iu fine condition. No fertilizers are purchased for this place, the farm aud stock supplying abundant ma terial. Mr. Logan, the intelligent superintendent, in charfe ot Dun barton tor ten years, showed us a lot of early bald or beardless win ter wheat w hich will soon bo ready to grtnd. Next season he proposes to have it in market by the 1st ot May. His oats are finely headed and nearly ready to cut. Among the most interesting sou venirs at Dnubartou is " Prentiss Lodge," a neat cottage some fifty yards from from the mansion, occu pied for twelve mouths by the late S; S. Prentiss just before he com menced his brilliant professional and political career. It is now used by Vol. fJIaiboie as his study, and is literally crowded with chests, shelves and tables tilled with books. old maps, papers and documents, m T rench, Spanish and English. Col Claiborne tells lis that his great lilliculty now is to condense ami select from this vast accumulation for his history that he has enough tor a do7.en volumes. mistake somewhere, you changed your is a great Tom have- mind f" For answer, he spread his arms, anil Dorrie crept within their shel ter. And so, under the lilacs, they were re-united, never topartagaiu. A Mississippi Invention. M. P. L. writing to the Baptist Recvrd at Clinton, has the follow ing to say of a w ar gun recently in vented by a Mississippian : Dr. A. 11. McAllister, of Cottou Plant, Miss., the inventor of the noted safety Whiflielree, has patented a war gun that I think is superior to any implement of carnal warfare that has ever beeu rivented. Tho Washington Vost of the aoth nit., has the following note in regard to it: "Col. A. H. McAllister, of Mis sissippi, has on exhibition at tbe cnpitol a new niacin ue-gnii which he has just patented. Four men cau work the gun, and it w ill dis charge 4,01)0 balls -nt minute." I examined tbe model before the doc tor went to Washington with it, aud think the invention fully war rants the statement ot the 1'ost, ex tiavagaut as it seeius to be. Drummer. Vicksburg Commercial. The question as to the advant ages derived from the employment of drummers was practically tested by a firm in deorgia receutlv The firm resolved to test the drum ming business, and to this end they divided the territory of their trade i'tto equal parts. One partner to drum in one part and the other partner to remain at home and ob tain trade from his section by means ol advertising in newspa pers, circulars, etc., tho result of which was the latter turned over seventy-five per cent, ot his sales and paid twenty-five per cent, for advertising, while the other ac counted for only thirty percent, of the piofits, the balance having been spent in traveling. This stopped drumming with that house. The Atlanta Chamber of Commerce held a meeting and, after a tho rough discussion of the question, resolved unanimously to take all their traveling agents ofl the road. Fowls, as' well as animals and human beings, love occasionally to have condiments with their food. Cayenne pepper, mustard or ginger increases the vigor and egg produc tion of tbe fowls. This apparently artificial diet is ueeded to supply that which birds get iu their wild state, spiced berries, buds, etc. it is these that give wild fowl their peculiar game flavor. While In diau corn, wheat and other grains contain more or less of this aromat ic principle, they do not fully sup ply tho constitutional demand tor condiments. to nilif," lee A Pretty Concert. Pari Fashion Letter. The only novelty in dress intro duced at the last Queen's drawing room w hich is likely to b Ukeu up tor I do not count one noble woman's golden sandals set with gems as likely to start a fashion is the jardiniere, a silver filagree basket tilled with dowers, flat on tbe side next tho form and baug from the waist liko a cbatelaiue bag. A glass lining iiemiits this to be filled with water, in which the flowers keep fresh for many hours. Representative Cbas. E. Hooker, of Mississippi, whose speech at the Boston dinner, Saturday, is partic ularly alluded to by the associated press reporter, is said to be an especially clever seaker, a finished scholar, and a polished gentleman. He has a soft, persuasive voice, uses the choicest wonts, aud is graceful in every movement. He was colonel ot a Mississippi regi ment, and lost an arm during the war. .V. O. Times. A Singular Escape From Death. Enterprise Courier. Last Wednesday evening as the south bound freight train on the Mobile and Ohio railroad was coin ing around the curve near Oakatib bee switch, the engineer, Mr. (lee." Spicer, noticed n woman walking along the side of the track. He had no idea that she would get in the way of the engine, but just be fore the train overtook her, she jumped on the track and turned ner tace toward the rapidly ap proaching engine. The pilot trip ped her up and she fell forward on it, bruising her head considerably but otherwise receiving no serious: injury. As soon as possible the fireman ran out on the engine, and succeed in dragging her up out of danger. Sho was brought to this place, aud Dr. George was called in to see her. She told several dif-, ferent stories at first, somewhat contradictory, but from what we cau learn, her name is Eliza Gilbert,, and she lives about two miles north of Meridian. She says that her husband whipped her which caused her to wander away from home, aud she has no idea what caused her to get iu the wuy of the train. It was thought at first that she was crazy, and somo were under the impression that she was under the influence of w hisky at the time. From all we cau learn the latter theory seems most probable. She was sent up to Mertdiau Thursday much improved. Cure for Caurer. A correspondent writes as fol lows to the Columbus Independent'. I send you herewith a remedy for that horrible disease, cancer, which 1 believe a certain cure. A friend of mine in Louisiana has beeu cured by the use ot this remedy, and a gentleman in Soutu Missis sippi to whom he gave the recipo has also bee n c ured. Plea se publish er the benefit of sulleiing human ity. Use the extract of sheep sorrel prepared as follows : Gather the sheep sorrel when green, place it iu a mortar, beat it up very line, express the juice aud strain it in order to get rid of tbe lint aud trash. Place the juice in a deep plate and set it in the sun until it evaporates to tho consist ency of molasses or honey. Spread " tbe salve thus produced ou a piece of kid, or en a linen cloth, and ap ply to the a fleeted part, renew iug it two or three times a day. . This application, iu two or three days,' win cause the ulcerous part to slough off, after which apply a simple ointment to heal sore. This remedy is sure, aud causes considerable pain, but is otherwise harmless. It the patient has tbe nerve to stand the pain it produces it will eflect a radical enrc. An Unpardouablo Crime. Two or three days since a tramp entered the room ot a woman at Taylor's depot and committed nameless outrage upon her. The woman was in bed with her infant child only three weeks old. Not satisfied with his fiendish work the wretch beat his unfortunate victim, leaving her for dend. These brutal assaults upon the innocent and helpless merit only one punishment death ou the spot. Identifica tion beyond doubt ! then death at the nearest limb should be the pen alty. The youth of the land should be taught to so regard it, to so deal with it. Iu the face of this great crime Judge Lynch should occupy the bench, and Death tho jury box. Holly Springs Reporter. The Detroit Free Press believes that tbe man who can invent a smooth pavement which fill not rot or pulverize, cau become a mil lionaire in a few years. And while he is inventing the pavement let us suggest, for those who have not signed the Murphy pledge, that he put some sort of au attachment to it that will prevent it from Hying up and hitting a man on the back of the head Herald and Presby ter. THE Stnrkville Stoik Journal has suspended its local department be- eause there was too much outside patronage. Iu this we think our brethren make a mistake. Kate Southern, w ho fatally stab bed Miss Cowart in a ball room iu Pickens eounty, Ga in a fit ot jealousy, a year or two ago, has been found guilty ot murder, ana sentenced to be banged on June 21. Miss Cowart danced with Mrs. Southern's hosband, and was kill ed while at his side, by bis wife, from jealousy. Tbe trial vas in tensely exciting. Mrs. Southern bad her baby in her arms when she was sentenced. Her busbuud's case was continued. Grant went through the art gal leries in Florence the other day, but he still thinks the American chromo snjerior to "them paintings." A family, consistiugof mau, wife, and seven children, live in the woods of southeast Texas, with uo other shelter than that afforded by the forest trees. Tbey never labor or purchase food of any kiud, sub sisting wholly npon acorns, nuts, herbs, rata, birds, flab, frogs, and what they en procure by foraging. Tbey have repeatedly refused oilers of assistance, and express the de sire to live a wild life. . 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