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t a P. K. MAYERS, Proprietor. VOLUME 44. T1I12 COURTS. THE REGULAR TERMS. circuit court-second dist. SAMUEL II. TKKRAL'. Judge. jjjIliSII. NEVILLE, InV-rict Attorney. . ii'.'...tn nnll.u tl.ird Af.niflnv In tlun'ouiiiy i ' .. " : J iait January and July nud coutiuue uiKhtuun In (lie coiimv i nusn'in'. n.r. . ofiVbniarv aud Au-unt, and ctiutiuue ciahtueu of March uiid September, ami continue twelve !:. -t ... nf Man ). aiidSt-i.tfTHb'T, una cuimmifi iwine 111 t tic i'i'II in y " . '. - ... . ...... .i t,- (.i i'.im.i.rt nn the third Monday of Aui il and (Klder. and cunthiuo aix d. Ill cniillty Of 1-(MTV, n io.uu.j Aval ami unoorrmm ('inun.. )u ilieniimty of Marlon. First Iitmt, on the iM-nnd Monday of Junr and third M.mday of l)v cwjjuor and contintm six rtaya. In th Hw:mici i:init. n thi third Monday of Jumi and floeund ... ti-i.nioi n tin Konond Monday of My and NovemlHT. and continue twidve daya. In the rminty of ilarriwtfi. on the fourth Monday of M-iy, and t'outinun twelve day, and on the mi. tli "Monday of JS'ovenibor, and continue six III tl:t' fOliniT oi iini hwm, tm nn: """.i aitiT luiirtn Mo d:iy of Muv. and continue nix ilaya, i .... il. l..uf .!.. ml.it- iili.r llin f.illl'tll MoUlluV oi November, and continuo twelve days. CHANCERY COURT-SECOND DIST. SVLVANUS EVANS. Cliniicollor. Til th anility of Lauilenliilft. on tlie firnt Monday of Jtinu.iy unil July, mm coiitnine Iwi'lvo uuy. Tu tlio county ut jsnwron. m tut- imm jionuay ..f ' ,1,1,,1,'V mid JlllV. Allll I Olll mill. HI K IIHVt. In iuti coiintv ol Uit.itMM-K, on I in lii'sc iuoimay oi --iir:!P.ry Hii'l Auj'.ui., oml continue hii day. !n the roiiut.v ot liniTirton, ou tlioHoi-onu -nonuny of (I'liiitiiry and Auut, and (umtmiio hix lny. I'i l he I'ouiity of ,Jai:l;noii, on the third Alondny of I iiruiy nnd Ausust, and continue six day. In l.!ii) i'.o'inilv of Clarke, on tlio tii-Ht Monduy of l!'if. 'i and S-'jitimilu'V and c uitiuuo mx I:i. h. I l T COIlIltV Of .JHHIRT, 111 HlO KHl-Ollll lOnilaV vf I'N-b and Si-pti'iiilM-r, and nti nut? nix duyn. Iu llm county of l't'fry. on tlio tliirl Mondiiy of In, rh and SitrnilM'i and emit inuo nixdaya. In ttm coiiiitv of Murnul. runt llLstnrt, oil tti. third Mollday of May and Novcinlicr and coittluitp nix dmn. In the Sc'cotid TliKiiii t, mi the- accond Aloiiday of itay and Korcmbcr, and continue nil j:tv. Iu tli. conntv of Joii'-a, on tlio tn-at Monday ol Ain il mid tctobir. and continue aix days, in th couiitv of (lovinirtmi. on the- uconiid afon u.iv iii Am-il Ai'wl ( Ictniicr. and continue aix dava. lo tlie county of (irei ne, on the third Monday of .amil Hint (h t'ilier. and coniuiue mix miyM. Iu tile countv of Smilil, on the fourth Monday of Amil and October, and cont inue aix davf. In tile county of Wayne, on the tirnt Monday of May and November, and continue aix da.va. NCWSB'APJCIt LAWS. Tho following is tlie decision of the Supremo Court ut tho Uuitc-d States in reforeucn to snlMcriliert. to ucwspiiiwin : 1. PuliKcTiliers wlio do Dot give exiircsn UntiiiB to tlio Lont'iity, ni coiisiiieri'd us wiNt:iur to cunt i tint) t Imir Biilisrnpt tons. v. it HiiliHerilii'i'H or.li-r tli dmciintiiiii- :iuij of tlieir pel ioilicals tho pulilishor juiiy coutiuue In send Ilium until all tir leiiiuui'S uic iiuid. t. If aithscrilHM's vpfusi' or iii'li'ct to tn'io tlmir pt riiMlinil.-t from tho uffl - to which thoy art) directed, they are held ivsponxtLle until tliov Inive wttlu their biM i and ordered them diaef iitintied. 4. If aiiliHei ihetH umyo to other plitees without not ifyin' th" piililishuts, mid the pupem uro sent to the fnnticr diructioti, tli"J? ale held responsihh;. it. llio Coui'tH Imve decided that ro fbsinx to take periodicals frnui the office, or letnovinx and lenvinj; them uncalled fur, i prima facia ev idence of intentional ' fraud. U. Any perxon who receives a news liiiiei' mid makes use of it, whether h li.i, ordered it or not, is held in law to ha a Miti!erihcr. 7- If nuh.sci'ihcr.H pay in ndvafco they Hie hound to (five notice to Ihn piihlisher at tlie end of their time if thev do not winli to continue mkiiijr it; othmwiso tlm ptihludwr ia unthorized to send it on. and tlis suliscriher will lie nwiousilile uu jil an express notice with payiimut of ar reitiiijjcti, laseiit to tlm puhliaher. PKOKKSSIONAL. Thus. 8. Koun. J. I. Foki. j;ORD A FORD- ATTOIiNEYS AND COUNSELOKS-AT-LAW. Will practice iu the counties of Jackson ni liarrisnn. f'jToa : AraMton, Mint. Deceiuher 14, Isiti. ly D1 L- A. THURBER, DENIAL SUKGUOX, l'at Chrintian, ilia. Cslla snaweiod from Bay St. Louis to crautou ou the Coast. sioTenibcr lit. 1H6. 3f-tf J B. EVERITT- ATTOKNEV-AT-LAW, tcrtntcn. Hut. i.j,"1 jnrtir In Sll the mirtu of th Roventh -2 ' d'ri-t. ana vlie Federal mud Supra. '"'h hit fjHAS. S. IIERRIWETHEH tlOKSEY & COUNSELLOU AT-LAW, M&mnU. Hist. WS Jiatnltif rMidMca pcgool, .treet: EWIS H. CHAMPLIN- A1TORXEY-AT-LAW. Pf rr,fm, Jfu. r.'JTr",H'' J- kmm .i.d ti"tnic iiif j is, "' " t-4 to rx.imnalMW "I 1ul n4 ! ,,"," Dmn. man, mm JfexJ- f . it. '"I fc"c nu SP 4U - mxwHriEii. tA-4 BLOOM FIELD irJ-0KSY8 A COUXeLLORf at LAW - tniM. Mtm. ri!u..... w 1 -"" V. iri.r in t trdi Jo,rriDtiDgat this'Officc. PKOKKSSIONAL. M, C. V AUG HAN DEN I'AL SURGEON, Ocean Spring, Mif. Will nttnd to all calls aim practice uloiit; the (iulf Coast. January (i, 1HH8. 4.r)-ly J) SEAL ATTORNEY & COUN'SELLOR-AT-LAW, MimriKkippi City, Jfif. Prncticea In til the conrts of the Seventh Jndl cia di.tfict. " G H WOOD- ATTORNEY & COUNSELLOR AT LAW Jfogc Point, ifutf. Practicea in the courts of Jacksou, TTarriaon, H.incuck, Pen-y aud Greene. Jun. 13, IJ', U ly Titos. S. Four). G. W. Ellis. pORD & ELLIS ATTOUXEYS-AT-LAW AN'D EOLICI TORS IN CHANCERY, Hail St. l.auh, Mini. rOflico at the Court House. July 2-2, 1HS7. 21 -ly D BRAGG PIIY'SICIAN AND SURGEON, lietidencf : Jftuf Point. Mint. Will practice at Moss Point, Scrajiton, the flea hore and vicinilv. tt fcTevr Orleans Tielc S3 TELEGRAPH INSULATOR, Invented by Judjio PEN DE15L1KUX, of Day St. Lnnis, Wins. 1,000 Shares of tho Expense Fund for Sale at $5.03 Each. A model of simplicity a saving n 50 pel cent, of expenses to Tcle"j'aph and other Electric Companies, by K'v'lK I"'1' fcet Insulation, will do away with the in sulation now used, unit it is destined to pay laijje profits to those who will invest in it. .ili.nl Mock, 50,000. December Hi, 4d-t "TrOcGEEr h;!::iu w (W. H. Graham's old stand-.) 31c!i loint. Miss. Every description of Iilucksinitliing, Wacj ou tu 1 1 1 Carriage niukiuuiind vepiiiriuj executed in a pioinpt, neat ami tasty inaiiiier. SATISFACTION G UA RANTEED. Also Coffin MaUfliE aiii Trimmina! GIVE ME A TlilAL. Jan. 27, l- 4 l- Hims' anciH ' fGag V IN H4IIIIM lEIf 1L1L, DEALER IN DRY GOODS & CLOTHING, CJ ItOCKRIES, HOLTS JXD SUOKS. HATS AXD CJPS Hardware, Crockery, Timcarc, Notions, Canned Goods, Feed, Tob icco, Cigar, etc., etc. Moss Point. Miss., April 2d. IHfS. 8 ly V HEAP CAS tl MYORlT. J. L. WJGCirJS, MOSS POINT, MISS., (At Ericksoii riace, on Elder Ferry Road) DKALKK IX DRY GOODS, Groceries, And General Merchandise. HAY, COKX, OA IS AXU II RAX. Fresh Goois & Low Prices Guarantee! Quick Sales and Small l'rou t. March , l'VW. 4-tim Hleveland change, (South side of Depot) Genuine Imported French Claret, Othkii Kixr Wises Liguons A Cigahs, Always on Hand. Also in connection with uiy bur I liavt, a Livery Static, Where is kept the best of teams, and will compete with the town. Duimtnein and ol hers will please, pive mn a call. Careful and responsible Wiv era accompany each team if desired. J. M. FRANK, Proprietor. April 6, 1W. ti l.v F. D. BECHT, SCRANTON. MISS.. B arbor Hairdresser. Havirc bnilt a new, comfortable anil commodious barber hop, I am prepared to aerve rnsioa era in the manner poasible and at city prices. None but First-Class Artists are employed, in my tbliahmeiit, and cntniers"ran rely upon beinjf promptly and artitically ervel. shaving, hair lrfwin)r, shamiWHiiKj. dyein?, etc., done in Ihe heal style. otomer will alwara find aiy Tonwonal Parlors neat aud clean, and poilte attentioo inanrrsl. F. D. BECHT- LOVE TOR OUR SCI.ANTON, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, A. BLUMEE, Moss Point, Miss. PI!(lIl:lKT)U OK -axd di:aleu is General Usually kept in a first-class store. Furniture, and Housekeeping Goods cf all Einds a Specialty. STOVES are sold lower than New Or leans or Mobil prices, as I buy them for spot cash direct from the manufacturers. STEAM GRI ST M 1 LL Fresh Men 1,G t its, lloniinv. Chops, Cracked Corn and 1' eefl of all kinds sold at lowest, market prices ami delivered free of charge within city limits, liiivinir feed iu lariro (iiiantities enables nie to get the benefit of w holesale nnces. aud can I nerelore sell us cucap as : he cheaoest. CUSTOM SHOE DEPARTMENT where a nelson cau set the best. Shoes fur the least money. "No p iper soles, jiaste-board counters or wooden heeels are used iu mvShoe Factory none but iieuniiie oak tanned leather, and I defy competition us to nrices and nualitv. Also, ha e always on hand first-class hand-made Shingles for sale at rcaswuuble prices. Thankin c customers tor past patronage invite a continuance ot same. Respectfully, A. I3LUMER. Gout Delivered Free of Charge. October 2. 17. 31-ly L. & N: THE GREAT Louisville & ';tslivill,; It. II. Iietwecu tho Cities of C1XC1XXATI, LExixarox, lUllsriLIE, liVAXsnLLF., sr. louis And the Cities ot XAS1IV1U.K, MEMPHIS, MUXTHOM E I! F, MOltll.h n,,d XEIV OIU.EJXS WIHiOCT CHANGE ASD WITH SPEED ISRIVALED. Shortest &. Quickest Route From Kew tlrleans, Mobile and ilmitsomery. tu XOllTJI, EAST & WEST. 1111111-1011 f. iic! Without chance to Naali lllllll.lll V.U!vln J,iBville. Ciucin- lirtti, Chicago, without hut one change to all Northern and Eastern Cities Tiai:taiB coiciies From Cliiittaiioojj;a and Nashville to St. Louis, connecting direct lor Cities in thr Northwest. V 111 i OT'l llf '''uff homes on the line of alllll cllllS j, rollj receive apectal low rates. See Agents of this Company for rates, routes, etc., or w rite C. I". A l MORE, G. P. & T. A., Louisville, Ky. '1 he leader of low prices and fair Jdcal in, always has ou band a coinplctejis sortmeut of DRY GOODS AND CLOTHING, NOTIONS Sc LACE, cni Caps, Boots. Shoes. Hats (jlents' Furnish in"; Goods, Trunks, Satchels, Oil-Clothiiijr, Solid Gold and Rolled Plate Jewelry and Watchea. Also FURNITURE. Seranton, March 111, IrtrW, 3-lj New Store! New Goods! HOT! & Si" McINNIS, moss roixr, mss.. Have opened a uew store on the l.orth didft of Dog River, near Randall'. I erry, aud stocked it with fresh aud scaso jble Dry (oodn, Groceries, Fancy Good, Boots and Feed, Etc., Etc., and in fact a peneral assortment of goods suitable for this market. Wool, Hides, Hones and Conutry Produce. K arch 2, IWi. My stakkvilm: FEMALE INSTITUTE, SIARKVILLK, MISS. The TWENTIETH Aunoal pesninn of this Institution will commence on the Wednesday, September 12, 18SS, with a full corps of efficient teachers and every facility for imparting a. thorough practical anil .-lassieal education. Ha trouage earnestly aolicitel.- Send tor cat alogue. T. G. EI.LERS, Piesideut. July 21, 19. . 21-2-n -tJOB- DONE AT TILLS OFFICE, FRIENDS ; COURTESY FOR COXCKALMKXT. If thy dear, searching eyes could to uiy heart Find but tho subtile way, its truth to 6ee, Thou wouhlst not then in Bilcuce grieve apart That thy great love should unrequited he; For 'lis but seeming, clear, that I tun cold Aud irresponsive to they yearning still. I uecd must seal my lips, lest they, o'erbold, Should open wide the barred gates of the will, Aud all that deep and restless prisoned tide Which hidden lies, in its imjiusioncd sway, BurBt forth so swift aud strong that else beside Might strive and strive in vain, its force stay. Dost thou not know with what persistent hold The smouldering fire burns its steadfast way, That of its might no warning tale is told The careless eye which'? ks aloue the ray, The light, to say if lire be or no, Until by change some wuudoriug breath of air Wakes with its tott'h to tiery crimson glow The unseen thing which all the while was there t So, hidden love, a smoulderiug fire burr.s, Nor gives from out the breast a tell-tale gleam, Till some magnetic curreut swiftly turns Its unseen light to wondrous glowing beam. Nay theu, deaf love, think not that thou canst read My heart and soul by looking iu uiy face ; Or wciuh their worth by every careless deed. That thou canst thus all depth of feel iug trace Nay, 'tis too sacred far for commou ejo, This love 1 hold for thy dear self aloue; Alone fur the shall my heart open He, To none but theo its tenderness be known ; So if thou wait some outward sign to seo Ah, then, I need must wait because thou bust So willed, till fate ou chance wh ch e'er it be, Shall kindly bring us heart to heart at lust. l'OJ XDEX I I.lt, AS DI LI EST, Lawyer, Jiiila: run! Statcsmau. Major Livingstone Mints iu St. Lotus Globe-Democrat. One of I lie niosl noled chnrnclers I ever met was 0 corse Toiii'lexler. lie whs a truly remarkable man. llis intellect was prodigious. Ol cmirsc, as 1 rememoer nun ne whs an old man only a remnant ol' his former sell". lie had cut a conspi- euous limine in oiaie ana nuuonai ill'tiir.. and contributed largely in the making of hislory. His public career was indeed remarKaDie. ''He was Attorney General, Kep- refenlalive in the Lejjislalure, twice (ltlesate in Congress, judge, member ol' various conventions,! Representative in Congress, Gover nor and United Stales Senator in every instance elected uy tri umphnnt majorities. Ho man ever confronted him who was not worsted. It is impossible to read his executive communications and Stale papers without being im pressed with I lie footprints of a master iniellect. His career was very illustrious in Congress. In debate lie grappled with puch mag nates asClav and Calhoun and held hia own. He was an extraordi nary man, there is no mistake about lhal." THK CODE OF HONOR. ''Poiiulexler was a noted duelist was he not, Major?'' "Yes, Jike most of his contem poraries, he was a believer in Ihe duello, and he was not averse lo lacing an antagonist on the field of honor. In 1 hose days duels were Ireqtient occurrences in Mississip pi. Poindexler fought a duel to the death with Abijah Hunt, a very prominent niun. Claiborne, in his valuable bonk, tells about this celebrated duel. Mr. Hunt was a native oi New Jersey, who. when young, moved to Mississippi. He had large ijileresls in Natchez, Washington, Greenville, Tort Uib son and Big Hlack, nnd by his capital, enterprise and intelligence exerted great social and political influence. He was a man of high personal character and a decided partisan ol what was then known as the Federal party. lie took an active part against l'oindexter and indulged in some expressions which, in the then state of public sentiment, could not be submitted to. Parties were not vaned to aggrivale l'oindexter, who did not need much spurring, and some of thrw-e who bitterly hated him were anxious to have him nhot, even Ihoush it risked the lifeof one ol their most influential leader?, who had the usual scruples of his race against dueling. After the dial ALL; FEAR FOR NONE. SEPTEMBER 28, letiiie passed Mr. Hunt was ar reted and the other parly was cely pursued. I'tiimlexler's I riend, Capt. Wm.C. Mead, Sent Oapl. E. Brudish. the friend oi Mr. Hunt, the following note: Sir Having evaded ths consta bles by whom we have been Uar rassed, nnd understanding your friend has escaped, we have reason to hope there will be no further difficulty, and that you and your friend will meet us on the oppisile side of the river by 4 p, m. to morrow, if agreeable lo your friend, or at an early an hour as possible. My friend, his surgeon and rnyseli crossed over immediately, under cover of night, aud we shall anxi ously await the arrival of your parly. Our friend. Leiut. Peyton, will delivery you this note and Iheti rejein us. He will inlorni you precisely w here we are lo be i'juiid. Your obedient servant. W. C.Mead. "This cartel evident ly meant business," says Historian Clai borne. The seconds were what would now be called fire eaters. To give an idea of (lie rules of the code in those days, the subjoined terms of agreement are copied. Both parlies were on the Louis iana side of the river when the terms were agreed to. THE RULES COVEIiSIXG THE DUEL. William C. Mead on the pari of George Poindexler, nnd Ebenezer Hradibh on the pari of Abijah Hunt, adopt and agree lo the fol lowing terms lor the mealing about to take place: 1. The ground shall be measured in the presence ol the seconds, and their principals shall than be placed at ten paces apart, facing each oilier. 2. The seconds, in presence of each ol her, shall charge two pis tols wilh powder and ot.e ball. 3. These pistols shall be placed in the hands ol tlie principals p.: their po.-ls bv their respective seconds, and shall be placed with muzzle down. 4. The giving of the word shall bo decided by lot. The second who wins the privilege shall then sav, slowly and distinctly. "Gen tlemen, are you readv?" If both principals answer "We are," he shall then proceed thus: "One, two, I hree, lire !" 5. Alter tho word ''one" has been pronounced tho principals niav elevate their pistols, but if either shall raise it from its per pendicular position before the word one, (he second of tin' oppo site partv shall fl:oot him. 6. It either ot the principals shall discharge his pistol before the word ''(ire," or shall withhold his hot alter the word ''here." and then attempt to fire at the adver sary, the second of the hitter shall hoot him down. 7. The parties e'hall remain in the field until the challenging parly shall declare himself satisfied, or until one of the parlies shall be too disabled to continue the fight. 8. A snap or a flash of the pistol shall be considered a fire. THE FATAL 3IKKTINQ. "This cartel evidently meant business. The seconds were both what would now be called lire ealers. Bradish was a New Yorker, a Loyalist, and hud held a com mission in Ihe army from .Inhn Adams, and like most of Ihe officers of that day, was a high-strung Fed eralist, nnd tierce and passionate. Mead was a Georgian, had likewise been in Ihe army under .a com mission from Jefferson, and was an ardent Republican. His coadju tor, Jos. R. ;Jeyton, a Virginian, wasat Hint time a lieutenant in the United tjlates army. Elijah Smith, a highly respectable citizen was present as a friend of Mr. Hunt. The meeting took place on Ihe grounds of Major Stephen Minor, about a mile above Ihe port of Concord' "Capt. Bradish won the word and cave it." " The I wo pisiols were heard, and Mr. Hunt received a wound in the abdomen.which in a few hours terminated his lite." "Ills death made n great fena lion and then, and for many years thereafter, Air. Poindexler was accused of fireing before the word. This charge, however, was not sat isfactorily proven." THE CLOSE OF HIS CAREER. Poindexler spent the last years of his life in Natchez. Some years before his death he was boarding nt the Mansion House, and passed his nights for Ihe most part at Ihe gambling table. One night, after he had lost heavily and was some what fuddled, he set nut for his room, and opening a door which he supposed opened on a gallery, lie was precipitated some twenty led to the brick floor below, break- ing the bone of his right leg in two places, dislocating both ankles, fracturing the left leg above the knee, and receiving contusions in various parts. Such .an accident 9 Terms Two 1888. would have killed most persons oi hi-i age, but in a few months he was on his crutches. The day alter il happened a revered gen tleman calk'd to (under religious consolations, ana seeing him so badly crushed, said: "Governor, what did you lull against?" "By G d, sit; I fell against my will." The close of his career is graphi cally described by a distinguished Mississippian, from whose work several quotations have been made. "The la.it year of his life were chiefly spent at the cartl table, and with bar-room companions, sneering at ins former fruijs, and inciting the sectional hatreds which, in a lew years, produced such biller J mils, llis ruin was well purchased, and his latest newspaper articles exhibit the ancient alj le and vigor. His coun tenance had assumed a harsh, sus picious and cynical expression, and Ids heart, could have been revealed, was doubtless a whiled sepulchre of dead men's bones. He had contracted the habit of looking frequently over Ids left shoulder, as though lie heard un expected and unwelcome footsteps. Were th?se specters of a guilty conscience? Tlie vision of an in nocent wile, blighted in her youth and beauty by his shameful suspi cion, ot a sou driven from his household to live Hie life of a vaga bond and die the death of a pauper; ol bloody feuds, of friendships severed, of faith and covenants sacrificed for sold all these doubt less came like chiding ghosts to embilter and disturb his last days Neither Hie rallle ot (lice, the lucky run ol cards, nor the jests and gibsol low associates brought a smile lo his lips. His licentious eye, glazed and frozen, knew not the luxury of a tear. In ihe largest crowds, amid ribaldry and revelry, he felt the solitude and Ihe lor menlsof Prometheus chained lo the rock ol his remorse." He died in Jackson, Sept. 5, 1S55. riilfiUVUKIXU. The following story is one ol the traditions ol a manufacturing linn in Glasgow, Scotland. Thirty years ago, a barefoot, ragged urchin presented himself before Ihe desk of the principal partner and asked for work as errand-boy. O "There's a deal o'rinning lobe dune," said Mr. Blank, jestingly, affecting a broad SjoIcIi ncreni. "Your first qualification wud bo a pairo'shoon." The boy, wilh a grave nod, dis appeared. He lived by doing o Id lobs in the market, nnd slept un der one of the stalls. Two months passed before he had saved enough money to buy I ho shoes. Their he presented himself before Mr. Blank one morning, and held out a package. "I hue the shoon, sir," lie said, quiet ly. "Ohr Mr. man I; with rlillieul- tv recal'ed tlie circumstance, "You want a place? Not in Iho.-e rags, my lad; you would disgrace the house." The boy hesitated a moment, and then went out without a word. SiK months passed before he re turned, decently clothed in coarse but new garments. Mr. Blank's interest was roused. 1'or the first time lie looked nt the boy atten tively. His thin, bloodless face showed that he had slinted himself of food for months in order lo buy these clothes. The nianufactuter now questioned the boy closely and found, to his regret, that he could neither read nor write. "I I is necessary that you should do both before we could employ you in carrying home packages," he said. "We have no use for you." The lad's faco grew pnler, but without a word of complaint he disappeared. He now went fifteen miles into tho country and found work in stables near to a night school. At the end of a year he asain presented himself befora Mr. Blank. "I can read and write," ho said, briefly. "I gave him the place," the em ployer said, years aiterwards, "wilh lha conviction that in pro cess ol lime he would lake mine if he made up his mind to do it. Men rise slowly in Scotch business houses, hut he is now our chief foreman." Thoreau 6avs to a young man, "Be not simply good; be good for something. Know your own bone; gunw it, bury it, unearth it, but gnaw it still." Three thousand years before Thoreau, Zoroaster pointed out Ihe same sure way lo success. "To the mortal who perseveres Ihe blessed Immortals are swill." "God," said Ijamin Franklin, translating the Magian into Eng lish, "helps the man ho helps himself." The banana trust should re spread in the pathway of all other trusts. Dollars per Year in Advance. X UMBER 81. An Experiment WorJi Trying. Lust October the Jackson Clar ion published an interesting com munication nbont sweet potatoes by Rev. C. K. Marshall. As "sweet later" lime is- appronchins, we re print tho article and recommend our readers to set aside a few rows in each "patch" and make the ex periment suggested: 1. The best sweet potatoes crow from the lf.st year's vines. These must be preserved from heating nnd from freezing, nnd put in ten inch lengths, ami planted. The pnetice is very old. Try it. 2. Cut off all your vines as close to the ground as you can before frost. Frost is fatal lo the potatoe if it touches t he vine. If you don't wish lo use your vines lor rough fodder you may pile them on the rows of your potatoes and throw dirt on them to protect the btenis just cut, from frost. 3. Leave jour potatoes in 'the ground thus protected as long as jou please. In Kentucky they leave them there all through the winter. In this climate yoi need have no fears of damage by freez ing if properly covered. 4. An interesting fact: Your potatoes will grow a hundred per cent, more alter yon have cut the lops off nnd covered them wilh a plow. Not only so, but they will l)o sweeter, sounder and better. They will double every way in six or eight weeks.. "You doubt? Well set off two rows and dig. Then cut Ihe vines off two rows and leave them till January, and then dig them and make a demonstration for yourself. - 5. Once more. If you will save your pot alo vines aud cure them i'or your stock, you will iiud them the best food for milch cows you ever tried, nnd every four looted animal will devour them with great relish while they will fatten on ihem to your satisfaction. j. .CH I have sweet potatoes that are nineteen years old, and they are as good to-day as at the begin ning ot those years. They may be sliced by machin ery, and dried, nnd kept a century. If a syndicate (?) were organized to supply the world I he ships, nnd the "lest of mankind," the sweet potato crop of the South would bo worth so much money that it would put new life into some sec tions of the country. Humors ot the Quarantine. Savaunuh News. The other day. w hen Quarantine Officer Baldwin was coming up on I lie Central, he handed one ot his blanks ton stranger, who replied to the numerous questions and then said: "Here is mv bank book and you see 1 have $10.50 to my credit. Mv fattier was a Welsh man and came lo this country when quite small. I am live feet three inches in highl, weigh 135 pounds, blue eyes, light hair and inclined to dyspepsia; lost one toolh four years ago, and my lelt.ear is affected; I shave four times a week, ' worKjn n saw mill, draw my pay tin the 25th of every month, pay $18 a month house rent. Have tour children, one boy and three girls; I chew tobacco and never eat onions; have a mother-in-law and my life is insured; my wile is a Methodist and lam Baptist; wear No. 8 shoes and No. 15 collar, never had smallpox, but ;any four corns on both feet; was deleated twice for coroner in my county, and buy my clothes ready made, subscribe tor the Macon Telegraph, and I forgot to say (hat my wife wears false teeth; 'think I'll go to the Slate fair, and I've contributed 2 to Ihe yellow fever fund. I'm going to Macon lo consult a do2tor about my eyes, and will return on the next train. 1 smoke once a day, aud one of my children is learning to walk. And now if there is any thing else you want to know about me vouTl have to find it out your self." A mtin in Yaoo City was fined 120 and jailed iw?nly days for vio lating the local option law. The effort lo manufacture colton bagging Irom pine straw in North Carolina has proved a success. It standi the compressing alright. The advice of l lie Memphis Appeal to a'l young men is lo marry as soon as they can find young worrea lo have Ihem. Mnre Anthony must have been lenitilv down on umpires when he exclaimed: "Judgement, thou ait fled lo bru ish beasts." The poli. iealparty that sits down and wailg io be appreciated mill tludilselt among ihe uncalled for tagssge of public life. Parties are like inen if they want lo suc ceed they mutt get up and hosile There it to be no cowardice io this cumpaien, and there must b no Democrat who hasnt the coursga of his convictions. A". 1. (Jrrflia. I t I " I ! : ; - n 4:A