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&K. MAYERS Troprietor. LOYE FOR OUR FRIENDS ; COURTESX FOR ALL ; FEAR FOR NONE. Teriim Two Dollars per Year in Advance. NUMBER 40. SCRANTON, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1893. irnT.TTM E 49. I v TIIK COURTS. THE BBOVLAR TUBUS. CIRCUIT COURT-SECOND DIST. HtHURL II. TKKRAt Judge. ..vis II. NEVU.UC District AtUawy. ...,. f Tjitilrlu)fi, m the Irrt Mo. ," ,,!, thirty da.ni av ... ViitiiImh". ouilw wiun minhihv "ri w S..f rurki. m. tli. UUid M..nd.v ..f uuis.t..lirr. S"vi ""' la ihi- ' " ' , ,llu. - ,iva. A"1' T ..." . vl i... .m tlM-riaid Monday of , nun. iiM ftx llS. rrr. mt imi tnira Mim-l and i-ontlini "Is ilaya. am tin Carta M.awijy Klnnliitv f ii'm"!- " "r"'.1 M","'ll,V i ii. u. ami I'liiiriinii. hw.w iin.. .rii.iv mid Kaviinls-r. awl nmiraiw " " ,f y,v md X..v.i"1ht. mid emits "i:"(. ruimtv ttf Marlim. rirt IH.11'. . ... .1- .Mill IW.CII im tun eii""'. - L !j Muml.iv of Jill"' ' Hw'Mnlwf. V ,mit in.... i. ml lhstrl.-T. Oil II.-a' w!iyf Jime ul DeiiiUir,siiilrmm.melx ... Iii IliM MTU I lit ' --" SI) CHANCERY COURT SECOND DIST. W. T. HOUSTON. Cliam-i-llnr. ipiiir i'imiiii.i ... ,..-.., i.,.. In h. iomitvnf HiTirti. oh Hit. Hrt Monday ... V .... .....1 A.ill.t. Sllll -Alltilltll MX dilVM, 1, .K mil v of .lurk.". n tin- mm Monday ... :..i .1 emit nut. am davs. In thn i-uiiiit v uf Clarko. n the ftmrt h Mmidiiy uf Uv .nil Siivmiiwt. anil wmllima . a- , lit Ik -iintv irf Jn-in r. n thr nhiiwI Mmidny .n ..i 1 ..iLt,.iiiln.r mill I'lilll lull. H1X dHVll. In tin1 rmiiilv f IVrvy. Iw-M l Aiiini-tp iln Virl llistrii t.'mi t!i tulid Monday f Mun h and nuil rmitlmif MX dni ami In tli ...I . ..r 11,'iitii nlniiir. Ilif Si-im ihI lli-trl.-t, nil Mif Kntt Uoii.I.ivh iti Juiii. mill Dmihiiiht, and niutlii .J...' :...;,!. i.f Marion. Vint llitrli-t. on tlip muni Mt.ti.tii'v .if .Inniiai'V mid 'lul.v and riHitlniir it ilav. I" tin SiMiniil IKMll.t, on t mini UiuhIiiV of Ju-iwiy and July ami ciiuliinw nix 'H-'.:. ..f P..nil.l!lv.v. on llio lllt Mull' j... i ami .lull- ami piinttiitii atx davH. In tW i-nuntv of i mini, mi tin' Unit Monday nf Uri li iiml Sciilemlii r, and I'l.iiliniii' bix " liiiii..iiiiiiitviil'L'ovlni't.iii. on tin. aM-.iiid Mull' .i.... i.. ii.iii Hint iimnlHir. and ritiitiiini. alx dnya, InthiMimnt. of (lii'Mio. on 111" Hilid Mi.ii.lny of AihU ami Drtidii'i'. nml ouiitlnuo i ilaya, I'KOI-T.SSIONAL, 0 UIL'KL II IIODUSOl, M .U. 0 PHYSICIAN M) SURGEON, Sminloii. Mm. Rl-sii1lV.I-C4lt. lilllliclliir'.l llUM"!'. "Xt to Km-'s Hotel. Ollii-o nt ttaiiiiiliiii Plnirmu- i. Hums : 8 t It ii. in : 12 to V. m.. ami 0 In 8 p. m. 1 t. M Kv.la W. (I. KVANa. Jr.. Srimiiiii. Misa. MlHaiJ.il City, Mlaa. in Y.NS & HVANS- ATTOIiXEYSA COi'NSELOKS-AT-LAW, Will pnu-lice in ull tho Courts of Jack- sun Comity. lieMilimen nml iilline iit.M iw P.iint. AImi nlllee in I lie Cou.t-liunse, Soiimtoi., Miss. Ari'OttXEY-AT-LAW, Smiultn, Ji. Vip imiciivi) in all the Courts uf the rVemiil Jiiiliuiiri Disli ic.t. 0. It. SAMSUM- ATTOUNKV-AT LAW, Umm X-i, liiilMe lluihhuij, 184 Gmtier SI Ann UrlraH, La. All kinds nt bnaliiuaH, eilliei-nt. lnw or in i-iiiiitv in liir. eoni tH nt' MisaisHipni will hwvu pioiiipt nun ruii'im at iuii i icm. c, II. YVOOD- AlTOIiNKY & COUNSELOK-AT-LAW. ? Jo f'oiiif, .Win. Priiclieca in Hie cnnrts of Jiii-.knon, lliil- r iwi 11. Iliiiic'ick, Perry iiml Greciiu. Tims. S. Foim. J. I. Koi;l. ATI'OBNEVS AND C01INSELORS-AT LAW Will practice in tho counties of Jncksoii inl Harrison. Scrnstos. Mht. 1) SHAIj ATTORNEY & COIINSELOR-AT LAW, iWiiiuJ City. Jis. ' I'metiees in I lie courts of I he Second Jmlieliil ilislriet. . II. B. KVI5KITT- ATTOHNKY-AT-LAW, - ' Seranton. Mm. will practice in nil the courts of I lie "mend Jmlielnl district, Hiiilllm reiki 11 1 mi eupieme Courts ol the Slute. QHA8. 8. MKIMWETHISIt - AfTOUNEY 4 C01TN8EL0R ATLAW, SertHton. iliti. Ontoe at Ike Coiirt-boiiae' C VAUOUAN- DENTAL BUROKON, will nltmi.l ,A .11 ...11. I ....... t -I . .-'."i 1. t 1 1 cm una i...i.fr.vc a "n uilll VOIISl, br.I.u .. . -"aniUK HRAU HOIIACr. BUXJ.MKIKI.D BAL & ULOUMFIlSLD- TT0UNEY8 A COIIN8RL0lUi-ATlAW. n Scnulon, Jfl, iu... i' . . ,OT,n "-'Vi'iie uimrMoitnei mil t... l 1- .. V. ml M ... " ''nuiciai Uialriut. " yuu are not. nn .k..ikI, .... - ... nun n Buuanvl iuvi, Hull I,18 """mciiat-Star regularly. Only 6 ,JT ninco. You cannot J,ltof..t,v..f IVarMii "faVh,"A.iit.yf Han.wk. Inthi.fmiiitv.if Uii.l.-rd.ile. im Mu-.rtidM.iidn friar mid N..v.'iii1kt, mid wmiimw twelve duv. In 11m rmv .if Newton, on the llrst Minidiiy j y(viidS.'vilir.and r..iitlmi sU d-ivs. i..1.,,.,,tv "f Hanoi, .h. fourth Monday SCBAKTON DIRECTORY. ROUT. WKSTEBBERG,(iit Nov. Hotel), Liver Stnlile. Tiuim to Hir, ClUTihES IAONS, (Dulninti Aveime), Kul inx HouiH). Ovnti:n. bilging. KOY'S 1101 IX, B. J. Jmn, lYnpiietor. HeKt u( Witica nml Uciiiuih. GEM SALOON. (. G. Ukuhs, J'n.li ) Fine Liiiium, Cigura mitl Tutwotn. MKsTk. B. BLAC'kwLLL, Milliiieiy, Niitioim, etc. DK.IKAN & MITCHELL, Lii(li'in ! L)w Prices in nil Moicbniiilixo. C11AS E. CIHUSKV, Diut, Melieini't. Pi'i-luinui'.r, Ktc. HON A. i:. KKERS, Jimiii e nf the Print). Piatrivt, Xo. 3. O. 0. KILAND, . Ay;i!iM!,v for llie Siiiger MiniiiinctRniig Co. W. M. CANTY. Oen'l Meiclminliiie. Sliiyi-i of IiirIi price. MOSS POINT DIRECTORY. GKIST MILL, (Homy Colmi r, Jr. Prop.) 1'ivhIi Mi'ul, Gi its ami l'Vuil . W. II. GRAHAM, Iiluc-Lsniith nml Wlieolu'iiglit. JII1S. K. ! (illK.Clii'S, t. IfYDEIl, Tolincifo nml IVeil. ADAM HITAYIK, I)i y Gonils, Groceries, Shoes nml Tiuwure. PASCAGOULA LUMliEll CO., Miiniif iiliiri-i nf Yellow Pine Lumber. V, II. GRAHAM, Millineiy. Knucy Gmuls. KoIIoiih. 00. JOHN HILL'S BARGAIN (STORE, Denier i.i GuiiriiiI Mereliamliso. UANIZLEtt EVANS, Deuleis ill Genornt Mereliamliso. E. T. I.'OGKIM, Di-iili-r in Dry Gnorts, Groceries, Etc, OLIVER WOOD, Justice of llio Pea-e, Court 2.1 nml 4 1 It Sntiinliiys in llie Mnntli, V. U. McIN'MS & Co., Destlei in Drugs. MeilielneM, Etc. E. W. MAN' A 1 1 AN' Si Co., Wtiolrmli'.VHetnil Deiilemin Everything. 1 C. W. GAl.'NEK, Livery nml Sulo Hliible. Cure n I Sie.k Hinni-s 11 Siecitilty. E. 1JLOOMKIELD & CO., The BiisineHs Emporium nf Moss Point. C. K. DAVIS, Cl'iilce Groceries I-'eerl nml Sotmns. MORRIS JACOBS, merchant Tailor, Scranton, Miss. Qsnt's Ftraiahing Goods, HATS. CAPS AMD SHOES. DYEING Mi CLEANIttQ pnptrl ion: August 4. im. 24.-ly. Oppoilti LoulivilH AKithvllU Etpot, 8CRANTON, MIBS. Nice ulry ronin-t. excellent bounl uml Iwlging, Hrst-cliiaa anliMin lor llio hocoiii- inoiliitioii of Cniiiiiiertliil Trnvel.-r. Special Ratel to Troupelind to Pirtlei by the Week. Trains Stop Five Minutes. J. A. MILLER. P HOP. August 4, Mtt. Sl-ly FRANK J. MATTHEW, & II 11G, KALSOM1NG, GRAINING, GLAZING. F.TC. , ..11.. r.....i-ii J!BI Itll lirn (Jii. ui aai J iiiihwiioik 'imuisj ..I, ,...,..l.ul t U n..r...-..i.i r... J . iT.. ii ii Vl.,r ii . l'jiiil, Mia. Boa HI, Meeliuuics', Deiilcrt' uml Lam- bei men a Exchange, NO. 194 BARONNZ STREET. Ktw Oi'Ichmh. Ia. Dee. 2. 1. . 6.W.6A6EB, HANDSBORO. Ml GontraGtor 1 Builder AMP - - Artesian Well Contractor. Wells Uiml hiiiI water fiiarnled lu any iiuiMtlty. Kaluwtu lunilshed on laiiiilUwtH.il. . lly Editorial andOtherwise. Let us grin and bear It. A woman can blow a nun up without a bit of powder. Twin robberies are aa frequent of late as were cyclone In the spring. Oonitreaa will convene In regular session the Hrst Monday In December. There to a, child la Frauklla county four yean old that welglw BR ponuda. The atockholderaof the World's Fair say they have cleared one nillllou dollar. The Corbett-Mltchell light goes to Jack sonville, Fla. She can have It and welcome. If you would bit the mark, you muxt aim a anove it i every arrow that flics feels the attractlou. ' Roiuo men are born mean, come learn meanness and a few escape having meanness thrust upon them. Many an unhappy man smiles, and there la many a silent, throbbing corn beneath a nice patent leather shoe. Sausage is now being manufactured by electricity. This looks a good deal like try ing electrocution on a dog. '-Judge not lest ye bo judged." should tnd lis practical application In our estimates of l hose who we deal with every day. He Is happy whose circumstances suit his temper i but ho Is more excellent who can suit bis temper to any circumstance. A Northern fnrmer In Clay county has cleared 1 1.300 this year on Ills truck farm and has a good corn mid cotton crop besides. It may interest many to know that from an artistic point of view a woman's fuue Is more beautiful when viewed from the left. The Germans are very much pleased with tiie Chicago Kalr. They hud no Idea Amcrl ca was such a graud and progressive coun try. Tho Icksburg Humid says the severe winter coming on will be Muirh on tha poor newspaper men, who have their overcoats in pawn. In childhood. In manhood, in womanhood! In old age, charity, fitith and hope, and pruc tlce charity, und In the end life's purposes will have been attained Oh. wixidiiinn. spare that tree You must not cut It down ; It's the only place you see, To hanglv man in town. One of tho greatest and best lawyers that Tennessee ever hud ts:iowdlsh-washor in the penltvntlury nt Nashville. Ills name Is H liny King. Ills sin of murder "found 111 in out.". The hnrd-tlmes specter was not stalking around the country merely for pleasure or health. This fact accounts for a good deal that would otherwise puzzle the wise men of the people. Detective It. T. llliod -s. nf Wiuihlugton.has been det ailed to act as body-guard for Pres ident Cleveland. The detective, In citizen's clothes, or walks slosc to his charge where ever he may go. ; iTuditliig from the accumulated returns from llio various elections, thn man who came through the canvass with n certificate of good moral diameter .has enjoyed moro than ordinary good fort'MUv The commissioners report' that out of the ai.iHKI.iHK) people who attended tho World's Kair, only 1511 werj arrested fordi-unkeiinoKs. This will lend a great many to question the efficiency of the police service W. 11. Blanshury. a reporter on tho Tlmos Demoerat. of New Orleans, lias sued the Pic ayune for libel. Vxlng the damages at 110, vtn. The suit Is the outcome of publications In the Picayune In regard to the action tak en bv Htniishury' while with a posso looking for the murderer Jullen. Mr. J. W. Fergerson. of Copiah county, who is cljihty-four years bid. never spent for to bacco, never hud a paper collar on his neck, nor a "locust bucked" shirt on his back ; never owned arocklug cliulr, buggy, nor a gaiter nor button hIhmi. He says ho Is still able to do some work mid has plenty of home supplies. , Hero Is the way a country editor puts the matter : "There Is more Joy In a printing office over one sinner who pays In advance ahd abuses the editor on all occasions, than over ninety and nine righteous men wlio bor row tho paper and sing Its praises without contributing a cent to keep It out of the poor house." Ppeakcr Peel, of the House nt Commons, gets RO.OtiO a year, a magnificent private res idence which Is his for lite, hora". carriages. and other governmental recognition of the dignity of his position. Hpeaker Crisp, of the American House of representatives, gets 18,000 a year, no house, no horses, no carriage and pays out of his onii pocket for moderate rooms In a hotel. A sound egg of the Eyorrlcs or fabled Roc, a bird that has li ng since ceased to exist was recently picked upon the southern shore of tho Island of Mudegaacar, was sold for (vo hundred dollars. It would take KB hen eggs to make one of this bird or 18 Inches In circumference at the middle and Sl!i Inches circumferences lengthwise, Tho poultry fair to be held at Kosciusko, Miss., December 8th and th, under the aus- splces of the Cent ral Mississippi Poultry As sociation, Is now an assured success. The management cordially Invites exhibits from breeders all over the Dtate, Handsome cash premium of from throe dollar down and other prizes arc offered for the best chickens. of all the leading breeds nf turkeys, ducks and geese. For Information, eta., address F. P. Johnson, secretary, Kosciusko, Ml. The Jackson New pay our able district ""J . ""S nun hh huh 1 ...... ... merited compliment 1 "Mr. James H. Her- llle. district attorney of the Second Judicial district, has recovered from a severe spell of Illness. In Jin Nevllle.the State has an able and fearless prosecutor, an honest and up right official, and a man whom the State's people love to honor for bis sterling worth and great goodness of heart. Long life to him, and many year In the Bute' service, Hon. J. R. Preston. Btate superintendent of public education, ha sent out a circular which contain many Important direction for tho guidance of county superintendents. teacher and pupils. The closing paragraph ay 1 "Now that the teacher have had time to prcpaie on Mississippi history I request that you will notify them that tho examina tion on that uhjoct hereafter will be much more exhaustive. The best way to make them thorough on this subject I to teach It In their school. Every child la ths State should bo taught Mississippi history. Please urge this 00 teacher, patron and pupils," 4 nerious numime, You ran hear Thankaglvla coming with the Jolllest kind o' sound 1 . You can hear the turkey holler for a mile or two around t For he knows that he Is la It, as he has been In the past. And he thinks that every minute Is Jes' sure to be his last ; You can hear Thauksatrhi' coniln' with a rush an' with a roaf ,. An' the knives an' fort a-suinmlif a we pass the plate fisr more I O, It's Jolly every minute, In the north an' In the south, - , ' For the turkey-gobbler's In It, an' we're wa tering at the mouth l i t ! t--. A Retrospective Yiew of Our Saw Mill Business. . Editor Democrat-Star. History, which primarily means ''an account of facts," necessjrlly should he truthful, or else it ii not history. However different we. would like to have had these facts resulta careful looking back, shows that the saw mill business of our county has been a failure. The saw mill business In this coun ty began in or about the yea 1835, when a mill was built on WestPasca- goula, near Gautier's present mill site. The builders, I think, were Tctar & Co. In looking buck we must temembcr that before saw mills begun the destruction, of timber, our noble pine forests began at the waters edge of all our creeks, bayous, lakes, rivers, and even on the very banks of the Gulf of Mexico. , Those valuable forests a generous Providence Dad been placing here for centuries. In looking back we sec the work of two generations, one gen eration up to the great "war between the States," and one since. It Is now patent to all that there is not enough timber left for the work of the third generation. This Is not pimply the view or Opinion of a pessimist, but inexorable truth which requires only time to become Jacts and history. The mill built by Tetnr & "Co., was the first steam saw mill, but In the year 1830, Stark & Damenm built an upright water mill on Cedar Creek near old Americus. This mill was also a grist mill, and old citizens now living south of Randall's Ferry re member going up there to get their corn ground into meal. In or about the Jen r 1834 Bazile Krcbs, father of our friend II. M. Krebs, and Valen tine Delmas, father of our friend A. II. Delmas, and other old citizens each sent a slave up Pascagoula river In perlogues to Cedar Creek to Kct lumber, and some of that lumber is yet In tho house of Mrs. Frederic, Just south of L. & N. R. It. bridge. Stark & Damcron sold to James Davis nnd in a tew years this mill laid down our saw mills a precedent by failing and going to nothing. . The next to build a mill wcrcTetar & Co., who built tho Rotary Steam Saw Mill on West Pascagoula near Gautier's present mill. This mill failed and for years stood still, and Anally the machinery was put Into a steam boat. Beardslec & Bradford built a mill about I83G on the lake near W. Den ny's late residence. Tl.ey sold to David Files. Robt. Files, a son of David, built a mill where YV. Denny & Co s mill, known as ' Sol's Mill," now stands. Files sold to W. Den ny & Co. A man by name of D. J. Files built a mill where- the old W. urlltln & Co.'s mill now stands, and he named it Moss Point, from which we get the name of our town. He bought this mill site from the Cum best family. He sold to Sheldon & Arnold. Arnold was killed by this mill and finally Win. Griffin ti Co. bought It. In about 1845 D. Vermillion built a mill at the mouth of East Pascagoul at what Is known now as' tho Henry place. Ho sold it to Malcomb Mc Rae, who let It go down. Plummer Williams & Co., built a mill In about 1855, where Mead's mill now stands. In about 1840 Gen. J. S. Dees, a dis tant klndsman of mine, built a water mill on Jackson's Creek. In 1851 Duval, son-in-law of old man Rhodes, built a mill where Mrs Ada Mclnnls now lives. It exploded, killing some of the men and badly scalding the engineer, Louis Guff, fa ther or Sam Goff, lately killed In the O'Leary mill. Just before or Just af ter the war a man by name of Avery had a mill at Farragut Point on West Pascagoula. He failed, and tho ma chincrjr was bought by the Louisiana Shingle Co., and this company also failed. Soon after Beardsleo ft Bradford built their mill ; old "Grandfather" Tom Rhodes built a mill where the O'Leary mill now stand. Ilia sons and grandsons spent Uvea of laborers In saw mills. 80 far as I can learn the descendants ot all these mill t uilders and owners are now poor. It Is very probable that I have not mentioned many ot the saw mills and their owners who bare "rose, reigned aud fell" la this county, as my Infor by no I of means perfect. About the year 1857 my father built for Major Garland Goode his first cir cular saw mill. In those days such mills were calltd "rotary" mills. ' In or about 1859 1 began my first experi ence with saw mills, being thci a small boy. I well remember that Goode's double gang saw could saw about twenty thousand feet of lumber per day. Yet a circular saw mill's capacity was not over five thousand. Circular saw mills now cut trom fifty to a hundred thousand. However, all of this great increase Is not due to the fact of my going Into the saw mill business. For many years Jt was thought that lumber sawed by circular saws could not be dressed by planing mills, on account ot Irregularity in thickness. Major Goode was the largest and wealthiest lumber manufacturer In this county before the war. He got out all his own logs and sawed and shipped his own lumber. Yet his grandson is now working in a log boom as a laborer. The mill business at the old Goode mill site above Franklin Creek and Dog River was continued by Goode and my father af ter the war, and different members of our two famlles have owned and operated many saw mills since, yet none of us now have a dollar that we ever made tit the business. I will now begin at a date Just after our war, and at the month or Just Pascagoula river, and trace the fail ures as I come to them, as I go up the river. The first to come Is the VunWagoner failure. This mill was built on the river about half a mile below where the L. & X. R. R. bridge now is, VunWagoner & Co., came here from New Jersey, expecting to teach our "tar heels" how to saw lumber and make money, und to elevate the colored man. In a few years they lost all their money and admitted they did not know how to saw our hard pine. Yet they succeeded in elevating at least a few colored men as they exploded tho boiler of their mill and blowcd to eternity several negroes. Tliey finally left tnc coun try wiser it not better men. Just here I will say that all mill men from the Koi th, In fact all men not old citizens of this countiy, have failed In the mill business here In a few years. Next on the map going up the river we come '.0 Hunter, Bcnn & Co., or Farnsworth Bros. But as it Is always safer to wait until a man Is dead be fore you write bis epitaph, and as I have no moans of ktixiwing whether or not any of our present mill men are making money, I will leave all such out of these sketches. Next comes the Mead mill site, Hero Plummer and Williams built and operated a mill beforo tho war. Mr. Lyman Randall and Mr.- II. M. Krebs were part ownors of this mill. If any of these men or their families have 11 dollar made in this business I don't know where It Is. Immediately after the war my fa- thor put a small circular saw mill in this mill bouse, the former machinery having been taken out during the war. After two or three years we moved back to our old Goode mill on Dog river, where run the mill until father died, during which time G. Goode, Green Chandler and others were assisted with father, and when father died and I administered on the estate, I got Just $14 out of it for my mother and family, in a few years after the war O'Ferrall St Chambers bought this Williams mill sito and house. They camo in fine carriages drawn by F. F. V. horses and had plenty money. They left without a dollar and deeply In debt. Then Wright & Hannar, fresh from tho North, bought this mill. "They came, they saw" but If they conquer ed anything It was their own hopes. The present owners ot this mill site; I hope, will fare better. Just above this place Solomon St Miller built a milrabout three years since, but as they were from the North and used to soft pine, they busted so quick that but few people knew of their being here. This mill house was burned down recently. Just south ot this Is another saw dust monument of failure where Matlack, of Kentucky, left his pile. Just across the river near railroad bridge, Is the mill of C. T. Irving. As he Is still alive and a larger man than I am, I will let him flmsh the account of Ii Is mill experience. Out on the L, & N. R. R., about three miles east of Scranton, your correspondent put ov or 15000 in a little saw mill. When I found out that I had mado a mistake I moved about $2000 worth of this mill to Fernland, Ala. At the ground out there Is low and wet I suppose the other $3000 worth was sunk. As we go up the old river road wo come to the old mill site first built by Duval, described before. Then comes the saw dust monument of the mill built by the Howie Bros,, lust back mation nor recollection are the present residence of Dr.IIowze, Two of these brothers arc yet living, and both good talkers, yet I don't think either or both of them can tell what went with their money. A man by name of M. Thompson then bought out the Howze's, at a small price, and soon had more saw dust than mojey, and in a few years "petered out." I should have stated that Capt. J. E. Sarrazin was finally connected with Wright & Hannar In the mill at the Mead site. Before going Into the mill business Sarrazin was a prosper ous merchant, but this mill finished him. My brother, G. M. Dees, then bought the machinery, moved it to Fernland, Ala., and In two years fall ed for $60 000, ruined himself and in volved me In $15 000 suretv debts. At the end of the war between the States, lumber sold at very large prices. Dressed flooring sold In New Orleans for about $75 per thousand. Those of our mills not destroyed dur- ns the war made money. If 1 re member right the two mills of W, Griffin & Co. were soon put in running order. This company also had a very large stock of logs on hand at the close of the war and, for a time at least, made money. On and about these mill sites, we have seen one $40, 000 saw mill burn down, one large planing mill burn, one saw mill ex plode (killing a number of men) and and a large saw mill rot down. At one time the postoflice and the busi ness part of Moss Point were at these mills. In the course of five or six years after the war the business part ot the town had moved up around Denny & Co.'s mills, near the present Ramdall ferry. There the postoflice and stores remained a" number of years, when about the year 1877 they began to move still further up the river to where they now are, and as there Is an Impregnable swamp Im mediately north or "up the river" from the present business portion of our town, and us we, like the whole American people must keep moving, our town has begun' to build out and down the county road toward the L. & L. railroad, four miles away, and it does seem to me in a few years our town will follow the false prophet, Muhommcd's example; and If we can't get a railroad to come to It, It will go to the railroad. ', With all respect to those most ex cellent persons (and their heirs) who composed the old firm ot W. Griffin & Co., Iam free to say that final results show that they have mndo no money in the mill business of that company. Immediately after tho war, M. N. Cudabac and II. M. Cudabac Joined W. Denny and J. M. Mclnnls in the reorganization ot W. Denny & Co., and very soon got together the ma chinery of the two mills now near Randall's ferry. . They also made con siderable money hilo prices were good. The intcrcstof both the Messrs. Cudabac has long since been drawn out, and the firm of W. Denny ft Co. is still doing business here, and, like all other live men,-can tell their own story. Around the bend wc come to the Pascagoula Lumber Co.'s l'limnix mill. On this site, our old friend L. D. Ramcy built a mill soon after the war. lie was here in the nusii times of milling, and for awhile held his own, but finally like the Arab, silent ly folded his tent and left. Just above him Col. Borden and the "great' and only W. C. Diggs" built a mill, Sam Gldet being associated with them. "The Saw Mill Cyclone", DcSmet, struck both of these mills, and Bor den and Elder got out with some mon ey. I should have stated that Col. W. C. Diggs died during this partner ship; also that A. E. Blake and II. M. Cudabac owned the Ramey mill for a short while. If Ramey or Cuda bac or the heirs of Blake, Borden, Elder or Diggs have at present any money mado In saw mills, 1 don't know where It is. -'' E. DcSmet, after buying these mills "bored with a big auger," and made big holes." He built large mills, boats and barges, no "busted" himself, his brokers and their bank, and came near bursting this county ; then went to Central America and diod. The Pascagoula Lumber Co. finally bought thk property. They have moved aboat Ljlf of It up to Buckatuna, and are operating one mill here now. Just opposite the Phoenix mill, whore Angelo'a ship yard now Is, Price and Bingham built mill, away back In the sixties. There Is no mill there now, nor have price and Bing ham any money. . Just above this stands the sheds and mill house of what what was a large planing mill belonging to the Pascagoula Lumber Co., but not now In use. The next In order comet tbe O' Leary mill, now the property of W Denny ft Co. Here old father Rhodes built a mill many year before the war, of which I bare already referred, and here John Jackson, O'Leary and others built a mill about the latter part of the sixties. : They failed, told out to Denny ft Co. and CfLctitf coftP mitted suicide. About the same time G. Goode and J. Miles, built a mill where Mr. B. Goode now lives. They failed almost before they started. At Fish Hawk Bluff, 00 Dog river, Judge' Green Chandler and Mr. Crumpton built a mill in about 1866. Mr. M. Parduc, father of Mr. Charles Par due, agent in New Orleans for the Southern express Ca, was associated with Chandler and Crumpton In thlar mill. They all followed the Other mill men by falling. Just opposite to Capt. B. Goode's residence is tbe mill now owned rj the Moss Point Lumber Co. ffete Mr. Colmer built a mill, failed and sold out to L. Randall, who lost mon ey and sold to Crumphorn, who soon turned It over to the sheriff. Just above this place Wm. and Johrf Smith built a mill many years ago; and final results show that saw mills will ruin any man, even to those of the large and numerous Smith family. Just below Elder's Ferry we find a pile of saw dust pile known as ther Danncr mill place. Here so many have faile! that I don't remember ' all their names. Here the Vaugban brothers failed two or three time. Here Danncr and Towner failed. Here A. C. Danner ft Co. failed, and help ed to burst the oldest bonk In the South. Just across the lake is what is known as the Tarn mill. Tam' money, like the saw logs he put in the river, sunk and he went to work for daily wages. Here Col. Perry Leslie and Capt. J. K. Hawthorn built a mill after paying L. Randall a large price for the site. Leslie was one of the "F. F.'s of Alabama. He died and this mill put his aristocratic wife to keeping boarders In Mobile for a living. Just below this on Dutch bayou, William Davis and Butch Goff built a mill soon after the war. Both are long since dead, their mill gone, and all their children working for dally wages in saw mills. About five, miles north of Mos Point near Robinson's on Three Riv ers, Col. Milne, a colonel of a negro regiment during tbe war, together with a number of other northern men built a very large mill soon after the war. Tho colonel had no trouble menaging a thousand negroes In the U. S. Army, but this saw mill "done him up" In a year or so. Our old friend, Mr. Wm. Griffin bought this mill and moved it to where Dantzler' new mill now stands. In a few year it burned down. But why should I continue to re count failures. It Is plain that we hare only to think of any saw nfll and finally we find it a failure. These failure were not because our mill men have been poor businessmen. Our mill men as a rule, have been of the bsst. Our mill men have generally lived well, and were liberal and even generous, but few of them extrava gant. It would seem that all mill men's worldly creed should be s "Eat, drink and bo merry, for to-morrow we are busted." Taking 300 working days (n each year, I presume there has been an av erage ot 400,000 feet of lumber sawed each day during each year since the war or for the last thirty years. This would make 120,000,000 feet in caen year, and 3,600,000.000 sawed since the war. Now, if this timber was yet standing and alive at the place from which it has been cut It would be worth $2.50 per thousand feet, a much of It would bo almost on tbe bank of the streams. WfiSXOfffS feet at $2.50 per thousand would make the enormous sum of $9,000,000. Till Is 300 per cent more than all the prop erty In this county Is now worth, and more than the value of all tbe proper ty in all the counties tributary to our mills. If there had never been a days work done In this county it property in standing timber alone, would be worth three times as much an M now, even Including tbe L. ft 5. rail road and all personal property. When the Press Con vent loh met here sever al years since, Col. J. F. H. Claiborne was not able to attend, but wrote an historical sketch of the Journalist of South Mississippi, which was read by Brother Harper, of the Raymond Ca tena Col. Claiborne closed by say ing : "They all died poor." In clos ing this history of our mill men, I am sorry to have to writ "They all died poor." A recent correspondent in your pa per, In writing an obituary said the deceased was born near fet preaesl , residence. Sol will asry Inat If 1 an mistaken about all ot the mf,l ami all dying poor and they will let me know, I will gladly correct toy state ments. M. A. cin Mom Point, Uiss., Nov. S3, 1X The man who lives fa t fact terr be admired as a remedy, bat hectirw ly unable to make TtlxsoU tcc?3 fcj serving tb prseert to, tzJaxiCf hope to be kept In fctrrt, by til r.: pie, t a rllo of wkst irsce ft. ... " i1 r V.