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p, K. MAYKKS, Proprietor.
VOLUM E 40.
OUIt AUENT8.
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THE COURTS. -
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CIRCUIT COURT-SECOND DlST.
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: MiMH. NRVILI.R, IM.'rtrt AttnuT.
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Anarv tni Jnlv, and rmninii..ir !?.
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tl May .nil Nomhr. and ronttnn. awnlMiday.
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af Mar ami Nov.mhor. and continn. tw.lv. day.
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J. .nd oontlnu. ail dnya, and Dumber and
raitin. twelr. day..
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data.
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day In April aud October, awl contlnne nil dayfc
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' April and October, and continue aiadaya.
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Aaril and October, and coirt inuo aix day.. !
lu the county af W.vne. en th flirt Monday of .
Mav and November and oontinno ii d.v.. .
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a roito-
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fnrKnla and vieinity.
II
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AlTOKNKlf A COlfNSKLOR-AT LAW,
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Practice in th court of the 8eoood
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LOVE FOK OUR FRIENDS; COURTESY FOR
ANTON, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY,
XOBODY nxows.
Only ii kias on the baby's face,
Only a kins with a mother's grace,
simple a thing that th aanuaams
So
laagbed,
And the bee ha, h-ed from where they
quaffed,
Only a kin, bnt the face was fair,
And nobody knew what love M
there.
Nobody knew bnt titotber.
Only a word to a mother's joy.
Only a word to her parting boy,
And the changing lights on the window
ahone '
As her boy went out In the world alone ;
Only a Word from a mother bravo,
lint nobody knew the love it gave.
Nobody knew but mothor.
Only a sigh for a way ward son,
Only a sigh, but a hopeless one.
And the lights bit rued dimly and shone
with a blur, .
Could a mothor condemn t 'lis human to
err.
Only a sisb' a she took his part ;
Uut nobody knew what it cost her
heart ;
Nobody know bnt mother.
Only a sob us the tnomb doors close,
Onlv a sob, but It npward roae,
And tha liuhta in the window nicKereu
and died.
And with them her hope, her Joy. ber
pride,
Ouly sob as she turned away,
But uobtidy kuew as she knelt toprnyi
Nobody knew bnt mother,
TRAPPED BY A GIRL.
Remarkable Storr of an Ama
teur Detective's Experience.
Hbe Eater HI Employ as Servant aad
at the Peril of Ber Life Compel tha
Pelseaer ta Flee.
Tha hintorv of MatUfret lloff
man, even when spread upon pa-
ter in cold Ivpe, reatls like a ro
mauce. Deliberately related lo
I ha writer bv the heroine of that
romance herself, a ciil who ha
hut just attained her majority, il
nosKfinsea an exlraordinary degree
if inlerest, which I he. modesty ol
I he relator and her apparent tin
consciousness of liavinc done any
thing remarkable ralher enhnnces
(Iiuii lesena, says the Chicago
Journal.
"Yon find m aiirrounded with
every luxury," said Misn lloffman,
"but I wo years apo I waa a poor
rirl in an Illinois country town,
earning my daily bread by hard
labor. Mr lather nau aieu a year
previously. My mother wan an
inciirable'invalid. My days were
spent in th small dry goods store
where 1 earned just suincienc io
support ui. The only relatives I
had were a distant cousin in New
York and an uncle, my mother's
hrolher. with whom my father had
quarreled in early life and lo whom
our branch of the family had never
become reconciled. News reach
ed me one day that this uncle, a
morose old man, had been sudden
ly stricken with dixease, and had
expresned a wih to see his only
sister and her child. He was very
well lo do. As a pwperons mer
chant on South Water street he
had accumulated a considerable
fortune, and it was with renewed
hope that mother aud I set out lor
Cliicaco.
"Upon our arrival here we at
once went to the store on fcouiu
Water etreet where we met hi
partner. He rect-ived uk wiin cota
politeness, but informed us much
to our astonishment, that a visit to
n;v uncle's home on the North Side
could le producliveol no good in
fact, that my uncle was as mucn
against my mother a ever in
fact, that he had Ioiik ago disown
ed his brother a family, root and
branch.
"The source ot the information l
had regarding my uncle s wuhes
was of such a reliable character
h.at this extraordinary statement
from Ms partner set nie thinking.
I could nol reconcile wun me ex
pression which hud fallen from I he
lips of the fick man : 'I would
like to see Mary and her little
daughter before I die.'
a. a A
1 ueterminK to ac. ai once.
I knew my uncle was very sick
not ex peeled lo live, in fact. Some
thing in this man's face told me
that he led. I lie reason was noi
far lo seek. My nncle, as I have
said, was a rich man. Thu fellow
did not want near relatives at hand
at Bitch a lime. I knew that my
uncle had made a will years be
fore. Mr. Samuel Whitney proba
bly figured there prominently, as
my uncle was childless, air.
Whitney did not want the will altered-
"'Mother,' I said, 'you must go
and see what you can do at the
house. You must go alone. 1
dontwish Mrs. Whitney to bee
tne. Neter mind why.'
"I was the sironger or uie two,
Mr mother never resisted me.
She went end returned afier an!to suspicion, which suspicions
hour's absence to t ay lht admit- might lead to an investigation of
lance was denied her. - 1 my trunk and effects, which would
"How thankful I was now that I
had saved little money. It ena
bled me to live in an humble way
for two weeks, during which lime
I had issued forth daily on my
lours of investigation. 1 returned
home one day with a large bundle,
which I unlolded in tun presence
of my mother. A display of the
following articles brought from
her pale lips a cry of astonish
ment: Twe- coarse calico gowns.
one pairol heavy cheap shoes, one
straw bonnet ornamented wiin rea
fealhera and blue ribbon. one pair
of blue spectacles, one brown wig,
two cheek plumpers, a pot oi
rouge, another of powder, a hare's
fool such a theartrical people use
in their making up, and a large red
bandana hankerchief.
Then I announced that I was
about lo make application tor a
poriiiou as servant in the house of
Mr. Whilnev, my uncle's partner.
"The next morning there isued
forth Irom the little lodging which
had teen the departure day after
day of a weary, pale, spiritles',
very blonde and quae renne
vniinrr ladv. an uncouth, rosy, bux
om servant cirl. whose only defect
seemed a somevrhat weak eyesignt,
which necessitated at all times the
use o! spectacles. For an igno
rant country girl she seemed sin
ularly quick and smart in the per
formance of her household duties,
In a week Mrs. Whitney had vot
ed me a treasure. In a month I
had sized up every member of the
family and had come to me con
elusion that Samuel Whitney was
one of the createst yillians the
world has seen in a long while.
"1 had discovered that my un
cle was completely in the power of
Mr. Whitney and his wue. mey
alone attended lo his wants and
cave him his medicine. Not an
other living soul, except the doc
tor, was permitted to approaei
him. Once, lo my treat indicna
tion, heard my moi Iter's name
mentioned bvlhe sick man. He
had evidently been frequently in
thehrhitof askiiift tor hih sister
" 'Why does not Mary come and
see me' lie was asking.
" 4I have written to them sever
al times' replied Whitney.
"The liar! Almost I had a mind
to lear aside my disguise, rush in,
declare tnvself ami comfort hun
"And have spoiled everything.
My uncle had never seen me.
While Whitney would have been
flustered at first. I should have
been ignomiuiously thrown out
of the house.
"Take some more of this medi
cine.' I heard Whitney say inc.
"'No. no more of that. Medi
cine won't save me. I don't like
that stuff, Samuel. I think it does
me more harm than good.
A new light broke in upon my
brain. I had heard of such things,
but I dismissed the idea as loo ut
terly improbable. Whitney could
never be re-enacting in the nine
teenth cen'.ury the crime peculiar
to the age which produced the
Borgias Tie could not be slowly
killing this man by poison.
"But though I dismissed it the
idea returned to me with tenfold
force that night as 1 lay in my nar
row cot. Although it was long
past midnight 1 could not sleep.
It was a very close, sultry night. 1
aroee aud opened the door of my
room to have more air.
"As I did ho I caught the sound
of voices.
"'What was thai P It was Mr.
Whitney who was speaking.
"'Nothing,' replied her husband.
" 'But I beard a noise.'
" 'It is nothing, I tell you ; rats,
or something like that. Go to
sleep.'
"The Whitneys were lying in
bed awake, and their door was
open. Beyond it was the room of
the sick man. An irresistible de
sire to hear further prompted me
lo steal softly from the room into
the passage way. My foot caught
in the mat. I could hear Mr.
Whitney raise himself np in bed.
'Who's that P he called out
"My heart 6tood still for a mo
ment. 'It's Emma, sir 1' I replied.
'What are you doing out in the
passage this time of night P he ask
ed suspiciously.
"'Why, I ain't in the passage,'
I replied. 'It was hot and i just
got up to open the door.'
" 'Well, co back into your room,'
said Mrs. Whitney, 'and dont let
me catch you out of il till morn
ing.' "But I wouldn't go back. Some
thine I could not define recalled
mv KiiBnicions of a previous even
insr. 1 felt intuitively that they
meditated some evil against tny
uncle.
"'What are you standing there
for t Why don'l yoe go back into
your room again f called out Mr.
Whitney.
- "It was a Irving moment. I
knew that if istnt the door I
could not re-open it without mak-
; ing some noise, which might lead
ALL; FEAR FOR NONE.
SEPTEMBER 19, 1890.
be only sorely discomforting. Yet
as it was I ran an awful risk. I
stood here my natural self; no
rouge, no wig, no spectacles, just
as 1 had risen from my bed. Every
dictate of prudence told me to go
back: yet an inner consciousness
whispered, 'Go forward f
" 'Are vou gome lo stand there
all night P came now the exasper
ated voice ol Mr. Whitney.
" 'No, I'm not,' I snapped out :
but it's hard a Door servant girl
can't get a breath of fresh air,' and
I banged the door too witn mucn
unnecessary violence, as if I had
got out of temper.
"Had 1 retreated into my room t
"No; I had resolved to dare
everything. In that brief mo
ment of time there had come a
vision lo me of my poor, helpless
uncle in the power of these
wretches. I had banged the door
to, but I had lelt myself outside
standing in the passage, with beat
ing heart and limbs toal tremnied,
for I knew that the flaah of a light
might reveal me at any moment,
and I had learned by this time the
desperate character of these peo
ple, the Whitneys. Beyond a
doubt of it, they were slowly pois
oning the man whose wealth t bey
coveted.
"It h id been impossible to get io
the sick chamber, it was too well
guarded for that ; but 1 had had to
wash some medicine glasses, anu l
had drained into a lit I le vial the
contents of one not entirely swal
lowed. A local druggist whom I
took into my confidence had told
me it was undoubtedly arsenic.
"Well, that hisy's out of the
wav.' I heard Whitney remark
when I had shut the door. 'Do
you know, I don't like the looks of
that girl. Discharge ner v
"Discharce her I' said Mrs
Whitney, 'I wouldn't do that.
She'e the best girl I ever had, and
she's such a fool, too. I'm sure she
suits in everv way.'
"'If I thought she suspected
anvthinif' crowled Whitney, 'I'd
soon settle her. Do you think she
is asleeD vet r
"'Whv. no: cive her a little
time.' reulied Mrs. Whitney. 'How
impatient you are. Wail ten min
utes.'
""I am impatient ; wouldn't you
be! Think of all I have put up
with from that old dotard in the
next room. The years of labor,
ol weary waiting, the indignities
to which he has subjected me ; how
1 have to toady and cringe to him
to net a small share in the busi
ness. Of course I'm impatient
Will he never droo off. I wonder.
That last dose should have done
it.'
"All this lime I was standing al
most paralyzed with an unspeak
able horror. Aniifiefinable dread
took possession of me, a deadly
terror seised upon my heart, my
knees trembled, I dared scarcely
breathe. To stand alone thus al
dead of night and listrn to those
wretches plotting how to encom-
Qthe more speedy aeam oi a
ess man.
"To remain where I was was to
court di -co very, and something
told me a horrible death. It was
equally impossible to retreat, for
tne noise oi opening- my room uor
would be the signal for instant in
vestigation by the already suspic
ious Whitney, and 1 had no time
to suddenly as.cme my ordinary
dieguise. There remained but one
course to pursue. It required the
exercise of the greatest caution
aud more courage than I believed
I posessed.
"There was a small empty room
beyond the apartment of the Whit
neys, which commanded a full
view of the sick man s chamber.
Once there I should, be compara
tively safe.
"But to reach it I must pass the
door of the room where the Whit
neys lay.
"Carefully pouing myself. I es
sayed to pass across the interven
ing space. Mowly i advanced,
moving first one limb and then an
other, hardly daring to breathe,
and feeling forward with my hands
outstretched, lest I should encoun
ter some unexpected omtacle.
'I had salelv passed the open
door ot the Whitneys' chamber.
when I became confused, and in
the utter darkness lost my way.
Vainly I stretched out my handa.
At last, to mv erest joy, they fell
unon a door handle. I turned it
softly and noiselessly and entered
As quickly and as noielesty I
closed It. There was a dull light
in the room. I looked around and
bv its ravs saw that by mi-fake I
had entered the apartment of my
sick nncle.
"He was broad awake and star
ing at rne with two glaring, awful
eye. The living image of my
mother, a he had known her in
his Touth. and clad in my white
nitrht robe, hie diseased aad die-
tnrted imaginatioa completea ihe
illusion.
'Mary.' he gapped, do not come
to reproach roe.'
Terms Two
"'Ilnshl' I whispered, hasten
ing to the bedside. 'Hush, nuclei
Do not make a noite, for God's
"lie trembled violently. 'I do
not understand,' he said vaguely,
as one in a dream. His terror
seemed to have departed at the
touch of my hand.
" 'Listen,' I said, 'I am not Mary
your sister. I am her daughter.
We heiard you were very ill and
wished to see ua. ao mother and I
came to town. We have been here
for weeks trying to see yon, but
they kept us away. Don't be
frightened at what I am going to
tell yon. The Whitneys are not
your friend. Tbey are giving you
improper medicine. Don't take it,
uncle, lor heaven's sake. It's pois
n i'
Via
"'Poison I Oh, yon don't mean
that: and Sam Whitney, too, my
old partner.'
"Yes, nncle, I do mean h, ana
I'm here at the risk ot my life to
tell you. Hark, he's coming now
to give you your medicine. Pre
tend to take it, but uo not swanow
it. It's arenic.'
"A dreadful etoression passed
over the face of the old man; but
even in that moment he thought
of my afety.
" 'Hide, child, hide,' he whisper
ed, and he pointed to the closet.
"from there 1 wit nested what
confirmed my suspicions. It was
Samuel Whitney who poured uie
draught which my uncle pretend
ed lo and did not drink, subse
quent analysis has, you ki.ow,
proved it 10 be a most aeauiy poi
son, itorror si ncKen aiineeuur-
mity of thi man's crime, with
the knowledge that instant death
awaited the penetration of my
disguise, I wailed only the coming
ol daylight lo pick a quarrel wilh
my mistress, which resulted in my
instant dismissal. I left her house
to report at police headquarters,
but something had alarmed the
Whitneys. When the officers
reached the hcuse the birds had
flown.
"My nncle has been dead a year.
My mother, sole heir to his consid
erable estates, lives, as you see,
surrounded by every luxury. As
I am only twenty-two, and quite
wealthy in my own right, I pre
sume I am to be envied."
It teat Leek aest."
Judge Chrisman made a notable
speech in the Convention Monday
in which he vigorously attacked
the renort of the Francise Com-
aT
miltee. We give a sketch of what
he said in regard lo the outrageous
proposition as to "ability to under
stand the Constitution when read,"
and fully endorse every word ol
it:
And right here I top lo say
that the proposition that in 1895 a
man shall be able to read the Con
st itnt ion, or be able to understand
any clause of it when read to him,
stamps the whole scheme of the
Committee with disfavor. It don't
look honest, straightforward and
manly. It looks like a farce to
make a registration officer decide
whet her s voter rightly interprets
clause of the Constitution, it
the registrar decides that the vo
ter rightly interprets the clause,
he ia a qualified voter. If he does
not understand it he cannot regis
ter. This section, the meauing of
which has been the subject of
learned dissertations by the St o-
rys, the Marslialls and the Shark
ers of the bench, are to be sub
mitted to the voter who cannot
read for construction, and upon
the decision of the registration of
ficer i.i lo whether he correctly
construes its meaning depends the
right of l he citizen lo vote.
Il looks as if it was intended
that ii the registrar wanted the man
lo vote he would read him some
Mich clause as : Slavery except as
a punishment for crime shall be
forever'orohibited. "Do yon un
derstand thai t" "Oh, yes." But
if he did not want him to vote
he would read him the interstate
claue or the section forbidding
the Legislature to pass X post
facto laws and demand aeon
struction.
The advertisements are an im-
i win a nt foalum of everv on ner.
The women, who are the finan
ciers of every household, recog
nize this so thoroughly that they
never think in these dsys of mak
ing any purchases without looking
al the" newspaper to see where
they can purchase the most cheaply-
m m m
It has been estimated that annual
expenses r o the people of the Unit
ed States for tretting born $225,000
000, getting married 300,000,000,
getting boned f75,XXl,UUU.
A Kansas editor has been granted
a pension of 72 month forimli
geetion. lie baa probably bees us
iog too much plate matter in his in
side. Tenters Gazette.
Dollars per Year in Advance.
NUMBER 30.
OIESTtlS LIIM.
Clarion-Ledger.
It is possible that the following
showing may be ot Interest to the
pnblic, and certainly will be lo
those contemplating making home
stead entries. Thousands upon
thousands of acres of this land are
as good as can be found in the
world, and settlers from other
8tatea would do well to give this
more than a passing notice ;
COUNTT. HO. ACBES.
Attala'. H.280
Amite , 13.400
Calhoun WO
Carroll ..... 2,840
Copiah 4,560
Covington 83,320
Choctaw 5,240
Franklin 32,000
Greene 92,900
Hancock 72,040
Harrison 170,860
Hinds 240
Holmes 720
Clarke 29,560
Jasper 1,080
Jefferson 1,640
Jackson.-... 109,240
Jones 30,840
Kemper 14.620
Leake 13,800
Leflore 440
Lauderdale 12.280
Lincoln 6,640
Lawreuce 22,840
Lowndes 80
Marion 145,920
Madison rr.-. 240
Monroe 4,720
Montgomery. ... 7,060
Newton 6,800
Neshoba... 20.760
Noxubee 4,480
Oktibbeha 1,320
Ferry 124,140
Pike. 17,720
Pearl River 71,780
Rankin 13,000
Simpson 77,520
Smith mmzu
Scott 10,040
Washington 160
Wayne 55,300
Winston 15,820
Webster 8,020
Wilkinson 32,520
Grenada 6,520
Tallahatchie...... 3,120
Yalobusha..... 520
Total
.1,407,480
Thei're Safe la Their self Katccs.
"Bab's" Kew World.
Men, my friends, know less than
anything else that has descended
from Adam.
Well, we wouldn't want them to
know everything. We don't want
them lo know what is cotton and
what is flesh.
We don't want them to know
what is the lnw of health and
what is the pink of the saucer.
We Hon I want mem to Know
that we put on a smile lo please
them when it hasn't been there
before.
We don't want them to know
that we see every one of their
small follies and despise them
more than we do their big sins.
We don't want them to know
we think they are uie vaines.
creatures on earth.
We don't want them to know
that their idea that they have seen
life and know all about it, is al
ways a jest to us.
And most of all we don l want
them to know how important they
are to us that we could do with
out them, and that we like them
better than anything eise in ine
world, not excepting the baby.
Bknefits fbom Mulchiso. The
benefits Irom mulching iruit trees
as J 17
ara manv. savs Jiomi una xurm.
The mulch checks evaporation and
thus retains moisture in the sou,
which is a decided advantage in a
dry time. The soil, therefore, does
not bake, but remains open and
porous for the free admission of
air, while the earth worms and mi
crobes are doing their work to en
rich the soil. The mulch used
gradually decays and furnishes
needed humus. It also aids mate
rially in the process of nitrifica
tion that is, io combining the ni
trogen of the atmosphere with oth
er elements, and thus fitting it for
plant food. This secures one of
the most costly of plant foods, not
because nitrogen is not abundant,
but because it is an hard to fix and
fit for the uses of the olant
Advertising is the expression of
the spirit of enterprise and ot a
daring competition. The posses
sor of ready money ha a certain
vantage ground, and he will not
be at the trouble nf inspecting a
number of shops to ascertain at
which he can boy the best good
at the lowest prices ; the onus of,
showing that onr goods are better
than I hose of other rests with our
teives Job Minf,
Milton deorge, of Chicago, claim
to be theorgiuator of the Faroer
Alliance

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