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g x ' ' ' "; ; 7 ." L 1. K. MAYERS, Proprietor, LOVE FOR OUR FRIENDS; COURTESY FOR ALL ; FEAR FOR NONE. Terms Two Dollars per Year in Advance VOLUME 47. SCR ANTON, MISSISSIPPI. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, . 1801. NUMBER." JUL THE REGULAR TERMS. CIRCUIT COURT-SECOND DlST. SAMUEL II. TEKRAL. Judge. JAMKS II. KBVILLK, IHarirt Attorney. In tliv county nf Winntou. on tli thinl M outlay of Jsnujirv and July, nntl continue nix day. In the ftouuty of tMiiilr.lii. on th fourth Mon day f Jiiuiiary auti July ftuil ooutinua eighteen dm. In the county of Noxuheo, on the third Monday of February aud Atiuiit, and continue eighteen in vs. In tho county of Komper, an thflftornnd Monday of Murcb and September, aud continue twelve (lltVH. In i Tie rnunty of Olnrkeon the fourth Monday of Ifnn li and Si'iit4niiier. and continue twelve dava. In the eoHiiiyof Wayne, on the aerond Monday r AnHt and (Moher. anil rontiuite nix dftva. j In iliei'oiiuty or oieeno. on trie thinl Mommy or April nd tkrtolter. nnd continue nx dnYn. In (lie county of Marlon, Kint DiKtrict, on the third Monday of Juno and Ieremlwr. and run limit nix days. In the Hecond Pintrit. on the fourth Monday of June and lsocouiber, andcontiii mx uaya. In tae county of rinncock, on the first Monday f May aud Novemlier, and continne twelve dava. In the county of llarrieon, on the third Monday f ilav aud Novemhor. and continue twelve day. Iu the comity of .Tncknnn, on the ttnt Monday of Jhqi' and continun nix days, and December and fuotiuuo twelve days- SCRANTOH BUSINESS, democratic ticket. Ihe Following are Some of the Principal Buines Houtes and Enterprhe in the Toicn of Scranton. chancery court-second dist. 8VLVANU8 EVANS. Oiancollor. Tn the entity nf Lauilcnlnla. nn 111. fimt Monday of Janna-iy and July, and enminan twrlre (lavs. In tho county nt Newfoin. on tlw tnii-d Monday of .Uniiary and July, and continue sti dava. In the ciunty of fIn:irork, on th. H.-at Misvtay of February and AiieitMt, and omitiiiriti.ii days. In thr oounty of Harriaon. o. On' aaonnd Monday of February and AtipitHt, and nnntiune six daya. In the ooiinty of Jackmin. on the third Monday af February anil A ufiiiat, and continue nix daya. In I li enmity of Clarke, on th nrat Monday of I:irrb and eitnilicr and oontinue aix dnyi. In the county or Jasper, en in. apwnn; Monday of Mnn'h and Svptnmlier, and continue aix daya. In the county of Perry, on tho tliir I Monday of March and Soptemiier, and continue aix daya. In the comity of Marion. Hirat District, on th. third Monday of May and November and continue nit day. In the Second PiNtricfr. on the aerond Monday of May and November, aud continue aix ilara. In theponntyof Jnnea, on the first Monday of April and IM-tolwr. and continue nix daya. In the county of (,'ovingUin. on th. aonnnd Mon iliiv in Ani-iiniid n-t.ihir. anil continue nix dnva. fn th. county of tlreena, on the third Monday of April and October, and continue aix dnya. In the cnnntv of Smith, on the fourth'Mnndav of April aim iHainer, ana continue aix ila.va. In the enmity of Wayne, on the flint Monday of Mav and Novemlier and continue aix da-a. PROKKSSIONAik RODKKICK 8KAI. IIORACK nl.OO.MFIKI.D. ' Kli & IJLOOMFIELD A. SCH MITT, Delmds Ave., MuDtifiictiirer of Bout and Shoe. MOSKS SEYMOUR, Doalorln Beef, Pork, Mutton, Etc. WOLCOIT, Tlte Only Fruit Rtimil in Town. ROUT. WESTKRIIERG, (at. Noy'. Hotel), Livery Slulilo. Teams to Hire. CHAS E. CHIUSLY, Ditto;, Medicinex, Perfumery, Etc. HON A. E KREBS, Justine of the Peace. Distric t, No. 3. E. ALECIl KREBS, Dealer in General MiTclinndiHe. J. W. COX, Groccrie", Feed, Wines Liquor. Etc. M. V. B. CAREY, Groceries. Feed 4 Linnora. Free delivery. VOLNEY BROWK. Scranton Hotel and Exchange. W.J. E. GERARD, Wholesale lietuil Dealers iu Everything. C. FLANAGAN A SON. Coal Dealers, Ship Chunillers and Family Grocers. For Railroad Contmiaaionera, J. F. 8ES8I0SS, WALTER McLACBIX, JOSEI'n H. ASKEW. For District Attorney, Second District, JAMES It. SEVILLE. For State Senator, First District, HORACE BLOOMFIELD. hor Floater Harrison and Jackson Counties CHAS. D. LANCASTER. SDSSET BY THE SEA. BY LKOXMKAD. JACKSON COUNTY TICKET For Representative, . GEORGE W. DAVIS. For Clerk of the Courts, WALTER M. DE.VXT. For Sheriff, FRANK n. LEWIS. For Treasurer, J. W. STEWART. For Superintendent of Education, DR. II. L. HOWZE. For Board of Supervisors, Beat $, DR. J. K. McLEOD. FOR SEXJTOR-Ut Senatorial Ditlrict. We re authorized to announce MR. F. W. ELMER, of Harrison county, as a candidate for election to tlio office of State Senator from the First District, composed of the counties of Hancock, Harrison and Jackson, subject to the action of the Democratic party. 0. G. EILAXD, Ajjeney for the Singer Miinnructnring Co. ClflPBELL'S PI.11.1 TALK. ATTORNEYS & COUNSELORS-AT -L VW, Scranton, Mi. Will practice in nil the Courts of Jack son county. Each partner will continue to practii a in bis individual capacity in all tho Courts of the Second Judicial District. gAM'L II. 1IODGSOX- niYSICIAN AND SURGEON, OflVin hi professional services to the people of Puscairoul.t ud rtrniiUin. Office in Dodson'sDriiirStore,l'acaffnnlit. Office hours from 8 to a. m., from Vi to 3 p. in., and H to 7 p nt. MRS. E. BARRUS. Millinery. Dry Goods, Etc. C. II. DELMAS, Shipper of Raw Oysters. GEO. FREXTZ, Shipyard. Vessels Built, Hauled Out nr.i Repaired. W. M. CANTY, Gon'l Merchandise. Slaorof high prices. Tiioa. S. Fom PORD & FORD J. I. Fono. O. A. JOHNSON, General Blacksmith nnd Wheelwright. CHA8. W. WALKER, Pascagotilu St. Dealer in Groceries, Notioas, Etc. NOY'S HOTEL, B. J. Jane, Proprietor, Best of Wines aud Liquors. ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS-AT-LAW. Will practice ia the comities of Jackson and Harrison. Office : Scranton, Mis: Fritz D. Becht's liiwiiiilimiiliii!. B. EVEUITT ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Scranton, .Visa. Will practice in all the courts of the Hecotid Judicial district, and the Federal nit feuprcnie courts of the State. QIIAS. 8. MEICIWKTIIKH- ATTORNEY & COUNSELOR-AT-LAW, Scranton, Jutt. OiTico at his residence. 1) SUAL,- ATTORNEY &. COUNSELOR-AT-LAW, Jusimijipi C'ijf, Ji. Practices in the courts of the Second Jadtcial district. KREBS AVENUE, SCRANTON, MISS. SHAVING AND H AlRDRESSING IX THE HIGHEST STYLE OF THE ART. HOT AND COLD BATHS. I sin now prepared to give hot and cold baths at short notico. My outfit is all new sud of the most improved patterns. HE SCBE AXD GIVE ME A CALL. V. D. BECHT. c, II. WOOD- ATTORXEY & COUNSELOR-AT-LAW. Moi roint, ilM. Practices iu the courts of Jackson, Hnr f'on, Hancock, Perry and Greene. J I. C. VAUOHAX- DENTAL SURGEON, Ocean Spring; Hit. Will attend to all calls and practice K mo uuii coast. D1HTZLER LUMBER COMPANY, CKNKEAL MANrFACTTKKRS OF ROUGH AND DRESSED la ELLCWf '1LUMBER, GW Saved, Rifl Flooring A 8PECIALTV. PICKETS PINE AND Cypress Shingles, Mom Point. m. Daxtilbs, President sod Treasurer JlJ" 11-1, a '-" i - m lhe Dejiocrai UntlertakiDii EstatlislimenL B. 1 PICKETT, SCBAXTOX, MISS Keeps nn band a complete stock of ' Ciwkets, Cases, C'oflins. Kobea. Lin i ings. Handles, Eto. His stot k con- sista of everything needed in this i locality for "-'Initial purposes. Ho : gnarautees satisfaction in every case I intrusted to bis care. Calls night ' or day at my residence) or place of Imsineas will receive prompt atten tion. . THE STAR STABLES. For good teams, prompt attention and one price to all. call at the Star Staldex, H. K. Pickett, Propritor, foot ef K re lie Arcane, in sight of the De pot and No1 Hotel, and especially equipped for the acoomnodotioa vt ! the traveling pnldic A Dire glass enclosed Hearse is also kept at the Star Livery Htablea,which is si ways at the service of the public, 1 with a careful driver, on short notice. Mr. J VT. AnrarasT la sty only authnrlrcl agent at Vnm Pmnt t. tak. vitej. fm t'offina. Oe4twr4. 11. . mi. John J. Driscoll, DEALER IX Provisions, Staple & Fancy Groceries, Cuiaei Gooia, Winas SS Liquors, CIGARS St TOBACCO A Specialty. 225 A 337 3. Eaap.rt ni 353 Cired SU., NEWORLEANS, LA. Jauuaiy S; Ij'Jl. J-lr The following ia q sample of Governor Campbell' that captures lhe people of Ohio who hear him 'A year and more has tlaiisetl since preat increases in I ho tariff were made, increases which make hvine dear to every man. woman and child in lhe counlrv. I have watched carefully to see what raises were made in wages. I have made dilisent investicalion be cause if increases in lhe tariff has not bronchi increased wanes then .in.' so-caned proteclion isauei:ep lion and a lraud upon the wage earners. I'll Dtirsue niv innnirips fiprp urn are wage-earneM. uo von ct-t more pay now than you did before the McKmley bill passed f ipu don't answer. If vnu haven't had your wages increased, can you lell what oilier occuna- lions I here are In w hich wages have been increased since lhe McKinley bill became a law 1 I tlely Major McKinley to name one. He spoke to you here from a platform of Heel made by vou. He didn't tell you of any one's wages being raised bv his bill. And he wouldn't if he should speak here again, because he could not. "Major McKinlev made tin's far HI bill. He tells you he made it so as to raise your wages and the wages oi nil me working people. 'Now I'll make the Msjor proposition, rll divide the vote with him and we 11 sellle lhe elec tion in that way. I'll give dim all the votes of men whose waees have- nee!! increased by the bill it he'll give me the votes nf the mpn whose wages h iven't been increas ed by H. laughter On that bas is i it carry Uliio by 7o0,000 ma joniy." Cheers. m mm m . Thk Cukistian Kkuoiov. Un less your religion changes yon, makes yon honest in business, ni- ous behind counters temperate at dinner tables, loval tt vour coun try, affectionale to your lamilv. neighborly in your community. conscientious at the ballot-box, pa tient in affliction, humble, cheer ful and hopeful everywhere and always; unlets it links you in brotherhood with the poorest ot God's children ; unless it leads you on errands of mercy to hovels and hospitals and tirion. as well as 'the cushioned pews and sacra men al boards; unless you live Christ on week days as well as worship him nn Sabbath days, then we had belter take a look into our relipiou life and see if it will stand lhe judgment of the Lord Je.u. Southern Churchman. The following from the New York Herald hardly rises to lhe rank of peoiry, but it contains so much wisdom and solid truth thai it would be well that every man, woman and child would memorise and occasionally repeat it : Do your beat and let that end it. All your worry is in yain ; Ton raa carry an umbrella. But yoa cannot make it ram. A woman living near Graa Lake, Mich., lately traded her hoisetoa tin mare peddler for 1G n-.ilk pans, two i!ipperand a buck et, and the neighbors declare that ihe got the best cf the bargain. A Ion g t be ocea u ' d istan 1 1 i no A friug of snowy lace extends J The calm blue billows bnve a sign Of farewell as the snn descends. Long tongues of water lap the sands--Decked iu gay pebbly filigree J And o'er the vernal meadow lands. The wind briugs twilight from the sea. Tho gehlcn glimmer in the sky Is mil-rowed in the wnves In-low ; And many a richly gleaming dye Is folded in their ebb und How. The heavy clouds scud o'er the vault, As if the blusbing sun to hide; While lugging vapors slyly halt, Then journey down toward the tide. And nearer to the uoisy shoals The spumy surges madly leap; Fhiuked by the stronger wave thitt rolls . Ik-hi lid, from the far-sounding deep. The pungent, salty breezes stray Along the silent, darkling beach ; And soon tho glory of the day Night puts hcyond all mortal reach. IN THE EACE. BY PALL GRANT. A laige picnic started out from Daleville, going to Freehill spring, where, besides the spring, iliere was a grove, a b.tndstand and a dancing platform. Half the village went, as is the way wilh villagers when on pleas ure bent. A long train of coaches sloo I ready to lake them, and lhe rail road officials had put John Mche iu charge of the human cargo, for, though a young man, he was reck oned as one nf the best engineers on the road ; carelul, cool, and quick' wilted qualities much prized by railroad officials in this day of heavy damages. He had need of all these good qualities before the day was out, as will presently be told. McKee had been looking forward for some time to this picnic. Dale ville was his native place, and he had na engagement lo escort one of the village beauties toil. lie had been half-way engaged to her, but that was off now, a dandy drummer cnimus in between I hem. Dazzled by his finery and airs, Jenny considered him quite a feather in her social, village cbd. and McKee was very sore about it. Of course tho railroad officials did not know of all this when they selected him for the run, railroads taking no slock in love affairs. Mclvee now stood in his working clothes, and watched the crowds as they arrived and disaDDeared in the train. His keen eyes soon spied out Jenny, escorted by the dressy drummer. As he leaned out of the window Jenny saw him. Mie turned away her head and talked to his rival faster than ever. "All aboard !" shouted the con ductor. McKee laid his hand on the throttle, anil the engine gave vent to nn ear splitting scream, lie envied the thing, lie wished ho could scream too. Then he started off. They passed through Tanton without slopping. On a siding there was an engine all ste.imed up, wailing to takeout a train as soon as it was mde tip. A mile or (wo beyond the town McKee hailed at a water station. As lhe thir.ty engine drank, lhe engineer jumped out and peered about to see it nil was right. lhe cay picnuers called to each other from the windows, laughing nnd joking, whilst e-oi.eof lhe bovs leit t.i.iiged lo get out and stretch llif ir lees. Amid lhe din .:! clatter the watchful engineer he.rd a strange noise, aud, tonkin? up the road, he saw the engine they had left on the siding thundering down on them. Somebody had tooled with the switch, and somehow the throttle had gotten open, and ia the temporary absence nf the crew the engine felt it incumbent on it to join iho picnic pan v. Another moment and it would be on I hem. McKee sprang on his engine. threw the throttle wide open, and. leaving some or his crew and pas sengers behind, started off as last as he could with his liumau freight.' lhe engine behind ran along at a modern) e pace, as though, unin vited, it felt some hesitation in joining the pleasnre seekers. But every moment this hesitancy les lened, and its speed increased. Faster and taster it c.ime down on the long train, whose engine, like a thing of life, struggled and strained to ear it out of danger. The astonished passengers, when the train so suddenly started off, wondered what was (he matter. Some pulled the bellcord, tome shouted: Slop! Slop! The con ductor, the bnts are left behind." Indifferent to their remon strances, McKee increased his speetl every minute. Then ioino of the pastcMjcr spied I he engine in pursuit of i hem, aim itieir crie-t and screams rent tne air. -Oh! we are lost I" Some were dumb with frigh, while oi ners yelled and screamed, cursed ami prayed. "It is almost upon us i .uoru, neip us: ' They-were now running at t frightful speed. The lie ,'IVV t r: ll jerking from side lo side nlong the roan, seeniPd liKe a luguiive Hoe ing for its lite. Faster, faster, ever faster, they ran, but nearer, nearer, ever near er. came the runaway engine. ine frightened passengers now begin toleap from the windows. or jump Irom the platforms. Iheyllew like balls through the air, and went whirling down the emoanKinents that is, the men did. 1 he women never budged. Some swooned, some prayed, some threw themselves about thfir male com panions and wildly begged them to save them. These hapless wretches sal.snme weak with fright, some swore,ome wepr, and some Durst tnun the de taining grasp of their female com panions, and jumped off, as has al ready been told. The drummer did this-. He cast off Jenny's arms wilh unnecessary violence, and then he burst out a window and was gone. He went hurling through the air like a new sort of cannon ball. lie struck the earih half way down the embankment, and rolled to lhe bottom, plowing up the ground a- I he did. Before Jenny could lake if in. li had vanished, lor the flying (rain had borne her on. Hut when 6he did, she felt .shocked at his deser tion. lo think that he should leave htr a such a timel If die thev must, why not die together? John would never hay acted so 1 Never Oh, John! Oh, John! Then she thought of McKee at the engine. All their hope of es cape rested on him I As she re membered how she had treated him, a sickening feeling of shame and fright, queeily blended togeth er, came over her. she looked out of the window, ami saw him looking back. Ins lace quite while and sel, watching (heir pcrsuer. McKee stood with Ins hand on the throttle of his engine, deeper ate but cool. The officials knew (heir man when they put him there. He turned on all Iho steam he could, and trees and houses by the roadside seemed to fly by him in a contused mass. lint strain and strain as (hey might, lhe pursuing engine gained steadily on them, lie thought of the girl in the rear car. II-i looked out of the window and saw the engine nearly j on them, lhe sides of the Ion train were a mass of weaving heads and hands, lie saw Jenny hang ing out of a window. ''Oh. John ! Oh, John ! for God's sake, save me" he exclaimed. The engine was nearly on them lhe engine had reached her (op speed she could go no laster. The runaway neared I lie in was on them struck them aud slop ped. Her steam was exhausled She had run to the last gasp. But the train hurried on like a creat ure struggling for lile. Grad ually she diraiiii-hed her speed, men sioed up and stopped. They were saved ! The rescued passengers dashed our. lney laughed, ihey wept They emhraced each other. "John I John !" cried they. "But for McKee we would have been lost!" iney tr.,raed around him as ho leaped from his engine. i his coolness was gone tinw. He shook aud staggered like a drunken man. They seized him ; iney nugged him ; shook ins hands: kissed him. "Is Jennie safe V he asked in a husky voice. All eyes turned on her. The co quet in Jennie had died cf sheer lright. She now came forward, snitched the engineer's grimy hand and ki-sed it. "My hero! My hero!"' she sob bed in a burst cf hysterical joy. But John turned away, covering his face with his hands. "Oh, John! Oh. John !'' sobbed she and something in the tone of her voice rewarded McKee for all he had endured. One of the crew now manned the runaway engine. The monster was quite helpless. Then the tt ain began slowly to back, pushing their late pursuer before if. Stop-j ping every now and then they picked np their castaways, some bruised, some with bone broken. but Done killed. The drummer had Ins leg 1'rsc- fured, his eye bungeJ, and a cut across his lace that marred his beauty. But ttrauge enough Jenny did not view him with a much tulr as Jchn did. His selfih cowardice tilled her wilh cnniempt. iiiie, she had been equally as frightened herself, but lhal, she said, was dil ent. She was a woman. A 1 i in id woman is always hard on a cowardly man. This 'is one mine limes when the old adage Puis, and a fellow feeling does not ma he us wondrous kind. lhe pioneers returned home without iheir picnic, but wilh their lives, p.r winch thev were dtilv grateful, having never realized tlieir value before. McKee lias never ceaseed to re joice Ihat Hie railroad official put linn in charge of i hat tnin. and so have Ihey. And two months later. -mm iic huh tieuuie married, tnev sent inm a handsome wedding present. EDIUTIOV IV THE SOlTtf. rLEA.MRE 1SD HAPPINESS. Rev. J. W. Hai moo. in N. 0. Advocate. Pleasure and happiness necessa rily carries with it correspondence (o iho character and tastes of (hose to whom it is received as pleasure. Pleasure in its relation to this brief existence proves to be unsat isfying, because death hangs black, crapey folds over it, and throws out its signals of distress. ly ltivitalion I crossed the threshold of a luxuriantly fnrm'sh. ed homestead. Noble mpn u-pm Ihere; lovely women and beaute- ous maidens were dressed in silk3 and creamy white; while the mu sic, lliej dance and the mirlh sp. ed lhe embodiment nf nlsstura and happiness. The rarest flowers pervaded lhe air with a subtle aro ma, ant: no thought of unhappi ness, no shadow of disaster seemed near. llappines in us highest worldly conception was enthroned, t-ruwneu wiin iiowers and filled their heart.'. A few monllis IIpc and another invitation callad me lo that delightful residence: lot what a change! All faces were shadowed wi.li grief: nil hearts beat like muffled drums ; all speech was uttered with bated breath;. loiiis el crape, lit rerirpspnlniivp . , - oi ine gioom that oimrpasPit all hearts, was visible all around me. Sorrow, wilh its keen, cult ing edg, iihu cut so aeep into human lives (hat tears were flowing. Alas! pleasure and happiness had folded their wings and fled awav. TIip pale horse and his rider had dashed into that home and Iramnled mil the life ol (be inolherand wife, nnd asorrsw. without hone, had lefi mourners to bewail Iheir loss. Must these chastlv thoughts. hr. of death, forever frouhln mpn a minds and give no bright hone fur thelulure. I studied mental oh! osophy, but rose up dissatisfied. studied philosophy, but gathered iiuuung saiisiactorv. I ranged over whole fields of science nnd lit erature, I essayed to dig down to the bedrock of human hones and expectations, and I found nothing that met the demands of the soul. Weary of soul and foot-sore.I came across a profound philosopher one nay, only thirty-three years of age, who tore off the crape, dispelled me gioom and solved Hie problem oi ine ami ueain, with the sublim- est thought ever conceived bv man; and though a Nazarile, and born iu the city of Bethlehem, vet, by a divine right born of suffering andJealh, he led me first to his empty loomb, and then to the source of all happiness, and I slnod charmed with the vissions of glory he spread out before m 1 shall never forget that meeting wilh the Nazanne. Natchez Democrat. Our northern brethren as a rule entertain lhe opinion lhal illitera cy in lhe Seulh is one of lhe most deplorable conditions which afflict us and it very common to hear among the unlraveled people north of Mason and Dixon's line lament of our indilVrence to the education of lhe rising generation ami our utter disregard fcrpn-blic rcliriols. The last cen.-us report, giving" (he summary of lhe educaiional statistic will cause some surprise to the northern people. The report gives lhe nlfendance of children i'i public schools in proportion to the population a follows : Kansas 2.0 Minxiaxinni Tennessee lwa West Virginia. . .853 Florida Missouri Nebraska Minnesota.... Texas Wisconsin .... Michigan Oregon South Dakota. Arkansas Nori h Dakota. California Pennsylvania . Maryland Utah Connecticnt ...273 ...am ...231 ...21!) ...217 ....21f . . .207 203 ..232 Iiuliaua .. 227 Kentucky .. 217 Ohio ..... ...813 Maine.... . .2t)9 Virginia. . ..2l4 Illinois... ..202 North Carolina. .201 ...201 Alabama 2'0 ..1!W Vernijiit l'J7 ..195 Delaware 17 ..14 Georgia ,..H4 ..14 South Carolina.. 177 ..l?f) New York 174 ..175 Idaho 170 IO Massachusetts... IfkT Mam. to A Frss. Many years ago a prominent clergyman was consulted by the ladies of his con gregation about certain clerical work in which thev were interest ed. Smiling at their earnestness. he said: ''! hat's right, ladies, make a fuss make a fuss! That's the only way to gel work done in this world! Set about it yourself, and make a fuss while yon do!'' Ai'd so it is. 1 lunking about wrongs and siirhing ovf r them never mend ed one. But the people who exert themselves to right the wrrng, miking a good stir about it w hile they do, and worrying at other people to exert themselves too, will often force the other people into activity in sheer self-defense. The other people would like to sil quiet nnd lake it out in sighing.but these energetic fus.-ers will not let ihein. Al last, to get rid ol ihe agitators, they rouse up, go to work with a will, aud accomplish what is asked of lh?m for the sake of Ihe pence Ihey obUian thereby. But whatever their motive, all mankind has lhe benefit. It is not only well to get wrong righted, it is also well to get slnggi-.li people stirred up occasionally. llarprr'i Bazaar. new Jersey Wi IJit. Columbia.. 1 Nevada 101 New n.ininsliir.. lfio Colorado l.H) Washington ..... 15ST Klioilo Island 153 Arizona 131 Montana 1J New Mexico 119 Wyoming ltil Louisiana Ill It will be seen by the above ta ble, that Mississippi is second in school attendance, Kansas being first, surpassing all New F.n-rland and Ihe Eastern Stales, which were Ihe nurseries of the public school system. - It is noticeable by (he above ta ble I hat Ihe other Southern Slatea. except Louisiana, which Rinn,) lowest, hold an average with Ihe Northern Stales, if not above the average. These statistics am reliable and indices of educational interest. valuation and progress in the Sout h that should quiet I he anxie ty of our Northern friends lest the South should prove a nursery of barbnrHm. It should be taken into account also lhal about filly per cent, of the children being educated iir Mississippi are negroes ,nnd that about four-fifihs of the taxes levied to support Ihe public schools are borne by the whiles of Ihe State who are largely in Ihe minority of population. Such a showing for Mississippi'., anil inoeed ine whole South, ex cept Louisiana, speaks loudly for the cause of education, and mav properly suggest to Norihem philanthropists that Ihey may find work enough to do at home to occupy their nitenlion, nnd assure them that wo are ouile able lo regulate our own affairs. ven to lhe education of our child ren, without the aid of the Blair bill or Federal support. The fates are combining to mako Ihings pleasanier for the Western farmer, the latest discovery of val ue to him being that Ihe husks nf corn will make excellent paper. Hitherto husks have not had anv commercial value and have onfv b-en eaten by stock undpr protest and during hard spells. Now, how ever, Ihe establishment of paper nulls in the West should put a stop lo the constant shipping of paper from tho Last, aud also con vert a waste nrticle into what man ufacturers rail a "residuary profit" such as coke in a gas factory. It is not many years since old rags were looked upon as the onlv pos sible raw material for the manu facture of paper, nnd the course fromcast-nfl tdioddv to the cover ing nf corncobs has been bith steady and interesting. St. 7xut uiooe uemocrat. Editor f(o nreacherl All lent for my year's work is I hat barrel nf potatoes iu the corner, six stalks of sugar-cane, a bale of cotton and load nf wood. I'rtacher Vou are forlunafV I ii looking back over tho past year nnd 1 nave received one black beaver, one suit nf clothes, one pound party and 7 in cath. But have tny rpvenge. Editor Your revenge f Preacher Yes. Everv man that I converted barkslided and ent to the devil. Atlanta Cewifi. tvtwn. Georce Washington knew the vsiao of newspaper advertising. a reproduction of a fac-cimila nf In . "Mamma, pleac rtive nie a drink of water. I so thirsty P "If ynu don't turn over and go lo steep I II get up and spank you V I p'aeo (i't:se.; "Mamma, won't you please give me a drink w hen you p-t up to fMtik m P its firl number, printed 118 years ago, the Baltimore American dis plays a half column advertisement by the father of his country an nouncing lhat he had bought 10, 000 acres ol land which he divided into homesteads and wasrfadvto upon the market. Georsre was a errs I nan, but he had an eve to business. Job Printing at this Ofllco.