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LOYE FOKOUIi FMESDS: COURTESY FOU ALL ; FEAR FOR NONE. 1 JV. iUil" 1 Terms Two Dollars per Year in Advance. VOLUME 50. SCR ANTON, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 1894. NUMBER 0. THE COURTS. THE REGULAR TERMS. Circuit Court 2nd Dist. aWil'FX H TEItllAt. JutKiB. tM1"H. NEVILLE. HisruiCT Attohnkv. i .i,'.. county of I.tmdt-rdiilK. on the first jllldij!.! "January und July and continue 'lenmntvof Noxubee, on the second !;dlirof E'WuHpy and August and con- WVlrf'!', the t Mon. March itutl September and continue 'Tilrtrau'itynft'liiike. on the third Mon dy of March "1 September 'IU continue TiSewnntyof Wayne, on the first Mon a,!y.f April innl October and continue six '"ihe county of Hreciie. on the second Mi'nd.iy of April uml October and continue 'lKountyof IVarl Klver. on the third Xunday of April and October and continue "hahecountvof lluncra-lt. on the fourth Monday of April und October and continue 'Va'the nnint.V "f Harrison, on the second Muiiihy of May and November and continue 'Tn'Vne'Xnty of .liickson. on the fourth Mmidiiy of May and November and continue ' hi'lhiMWiiitv of Marlon, First Tllstrli't. mi the tlilrtl .Monday of June and December and aMitluue six days. In the Second District, on ilie seroml Monday of June and December mid continue six days. Chancery Court 2d Dist. W. T. HOUSTON. I'HANOKI.MIR. ! theeoimly of Pearl Klver. on tins first Nmnlay of January and July an, I continue six days. In the niiuity of Marlon, Flint District, on Die second Monday of Jtimiury and July .mil .i-unlluui- six days. In the Second District, mi the third Monday of January and July Hal continue six days. In the county of Hancock, on the fourth Munday of January and July and continue six days. In the county of Harrison, on the first Monday of February mid August and con tinue six days. In the county of Jackson, on the second Monday of Fein uary and August und con tinue six days. lathe county of Wayne, on tho second Slnmtay of June und Doeemlier. six dnvs. In till- county of Jones, on the flint Monday of March and Nejteiubtr and continue nix days. In the rounly of Jasper, on the second Monday of March and September and con tlnur six days. in the county of Perry, held In Ann list a. the first District, on the third Monday of Uurch mid Sijiii iiilicr andronllnucHix (in vs. In the town of H.iMi.'sbuig. the Second Dis trict, on the lirst Monday of Juno and lc iviulier and con I In ue six' days. hi the of ii ii t y or Smith, on the fourth Mon diyof .March and Sepieniber. six days. In lliccuiiiiiy of Orcein), on Thursday lif ter the second Monday of April and Oclo lier and continue three days. luthr county iiH'uvliiicUiii, on the fourth Monday in April mid October and continue sliilavs. In the county of Newton, on the first Mon day of April and .November and continue six days. In Ilie county of Lauderdale, on the first Monday of May and Aoveiulier and contlmiu tweniy four days. In Hie coiiiny of t'larUe. on the third Monday of Apr.l and Novemberand continue tlx uuys. PROFESS! OHM. D It. A. ( . I LMIiK- DKXTLST, Solicits prnefii.it nil iilonjf tli Const. Hllire : l.uiiiliiir. I I),.,..,,,,.,,!,. ut .S'laiitiui. Miss. " II. II. KMiniri. Ii. L. lim.i.Aiiii. (VVEIUTT & 15ULLAHD- ATTORNKYS-AT-LAYV, 8ertwton, Jfi. Priictiees In ii 1 1 r I , i i.iiin.fu ..i tl... "till Judicial Disliii-r ui,J in H, l'..,l... ., 1 ami .Siiiiniino (Jouris of .Mississippi, T. M. Kvaxh, W.U.KVAML.IK.. Seiiintmi, MIm. MlmilMliiiilltltf Ml.. jVANS & UVANS- ;M TOIiNKVSA COl.-NELOS.AT-LAV, W HI mm lice, in nil the Courts ..I' . It" I COIIIll.i , KoMtlcllCIl llllll I Hb.n ,il l,..u l . ' i "nil, Also olheu in Hie Conn house, Scuinfoi,, i iifwouo- ATTOIiXKV A COUNSKLOR.AT-L.WV, Motn Point, .Vim. "radices in Hm .,,,., ,,t 1....1 ii... ,i m-.ivniill. Hill- rwii. Iliincnek. J'err.v uml Greeuti. tnm. S. Foimi. J. I. Wn.v. 1 ATIOKNKYS AND COUNSKI.OUS-AT LAW. Will "'"I HillTISOli, Offlm Svranton. M'im. ATTOUXKY & C01INSKI.OR-AT LAW, Mmmipiii Cilij, Mint. fiitelices in I lie court of tlie KcpoikI '"'lifiul district. f H AS. S. M KIM VV KT H K It - "uiv,M.v COUNSKLOR-ATLAW, Serah, ,Vi. O'tltto ut, tlin Cniirt-hmtiw DKNl'AL 8UUORON,.' 'Sos. c,"u i,r"cncu "WltlCK skal. 1ACK DUMIMKICI D. "VL BM)OMPIKLD- TT0RKKY8 4 COITXBKLORg-AT-UW. w Athmuii. Mini. Chli!'','1' 1,11 tl"J Conrtttof Hie 1 (yllllllk M l 11 . WHMAKER. TK M 11K.A1.KH IK - FINE WftTCHBS 2i7l!""'' ltiMI rwl. J.Wel nt." 1,ili" rwtt'li In N l'nli,. ' A" I't'ibKMinWfl tirici's iix, ,,.M,,HH"il. - - BCKAKTON DIRECTORY. C. II. DELMAS, Wliolemilu Hliipiicl (if (itilf Oysfem. ROUT. VKSTKRUEKU.(ut Noy's Hotel), LherT Stiilile. Teitins to Hire, CHARLES I.YO.N'S, (l)uliiius Aveuu e), EiititiK House. Oysters. Loljjing NOY'rt HOTEL, B.J. Jane. I'ioti.itor. 1!chI of Wines anil Lin inn s. GEM SALOOX, ( A. U. Dklm as, Pioii.) Fine LiitioiK, Cipirs uml Toliacco. MRS. E. II. liLACKWELL, Millinciy, NotioiiH, efe. IjkJEAN & MtlCHELU Leiiilem of Law I'l iccs in nil Mcicliiiiulise. CHAS K. CHIDSEY, Ptiirfs. Medicinei.. Peilunieiy. Etc. O. 0. KILAND. ilfet'cy for Hie Sitirfer Viimiiiirtimnx Co. W. M CANTY. Oeu'l Mefeliiiiidise. Slnyef of liiuli ptiees. MOSB rOINT DIRECTORY, C. S. COLLARD, Ajroiif. Fiinev Groceries, Feed, Country Produce. I'.ISIIOP & LARSON. Hlneksiifitlis. Itoil-er-iniilterH.Slieef-iroii xoikni'8 Ship work. PIIKOMX HOTEL H. Pi lirociler, Piup ) Ilt'Kf Aceotnino liitiotis. Lowest rutes. MFA'I MARKET (J. W. Jones , Piim. Ki esli lleef. Mutton. Pork. ORIST MILL, (Henry Colmer. Jr. Prop.) Fresh Menl, Oiitsuuil Feed. MKrirTTTrYiiEiL Fiitiii'v Oinieries. Tolmeeo mill Feed. ADAM RM'AYIK, Dry Goods. Groceries. Shoes uml Tiuwiirw PASCAGOCLA LUMI'.ER CO.. Miintifueturei" ol Yellow Pino Lutuher. W. II. GRAHAM. Jlillinety. 1'iiiiey Goods. NntioiiK, ee. K.T. ROGERS, Peiilerln Pry G noils, Groceries, Etc, OLIVER WOOD. Justice uf the Peine. Court 2d nuil 4ili Siitiiiilnvs in Hie Month, 1). K. McIXMSiV Co., Penlet in Dtitiis. Mcilicines. Etc. E. W. M WAllAN Co.. WliolrsiileARetiiil Denlei-s iii Everytlting;. C. W. GAKNE1.', Livery uml Kulo Rtiihle, Cure ol Sick Horses n Specliilty. : 0. K. PA VIS. Clioice Groceries Feed uml Notion!!. Secret Societies, Pl'HAXTDN. I. O. O. V. Scrantou Lodae No. 45. meets ev ery i iiesuay evening lit (Kin Fellows' Hall at Tioll o'clock. II. KtiKK. N. tJ.i (t. Luce. Sec'y. ricrniiHiii Eiiciiinpinent No. .'12. meets every 3d and 4th Friday eveulmr at Kdd Fellows' Hull ut T:iW o'clock. II. Hunire, V. V.i V. Itos Scrllie. Knlnhtsof I'ythltis. Mississippi I.odjre No. Hi meets every Thiirsdny evening nt Odd i Hows' Hull nt, T::; o'eloek, J. A. .Miller t'.t .; It. F Itrowne, K. of H. KnllHiUof Hiiiior. Kcranton I,odj;Xo. ;ISJ4. nieets every ad and 41 h iMoiidny eveuinii ai mid FelloMM' Hull ut 7t:.o o'clock. F. A. M., Uulf Lisrlxe No. 7H. meets 1st I rlsdiiv in curb month at Odd Fellows' Hall. M. I'. I'ankey, W. M.; Oeo. J. h'uiitn t'ruz. Secretary. xxx: I H IJ A VINO a romplete Job ".'Joillceoutllt In connee- ! 11 H tlon wllh ",u 11 KM H h cka t-St ah all ma- I terlal n ml niuclilnerr of the best make we eun no every. I variety of prlntln g In tho best : and most Improved style, on I short notice and at prices that meet all llrst-elass eouipi'tl i tlon. Our printing always I Klvcs satisfaction, I HI if I TTTTnYftn iidvertlsenient the 1 1 comiiiKsprliiKaiid sum. m tner. and see if It don't T I'AY. Ill this section I where the I) km ochat-H t A n , does not circulate, the peoulo I DON'T HEAD. .. mm VftL. FftblftH WITH WHOLESALE QROOBRS4 ' IMPOKTERH I F . . V. WINES AND LIQUORS, Nos, 45 and W Tchoiipltmilas St. NEW ORLEANS. LA. JillvBl. W, - SI-IV Editorial and Otherwise. Conscience is the true searchlight of diame ter. A late invention is a scheme to illuminate keyholes. Ants hare a regular system ol sports, in eluding races. President Cleveland Has fifty-four years old lust Saturday. In California there is a prune orchard of over 3,000 acres. Louis Kossuth, the Hungarian patriot, died at Turin lust week. The Bunk of England's cashier is a defaulter for over a million dollurs. Four thousand Soux Indians are said to be regular church attendants. Queen Victoria sailed lust week on tier pri rutu yacht for Florence, Italy. An ugly man's competition is the latest rival to the beauty show in Ilrnssels. The State Sunday School Convention will be held at Columbus April 18-20. A beet weighing thirty pounds has been raised in the Slate of Washington. It is estimated that the income tnx will pan out nearly $:S1 000 000 the first year. A Chicago sclnsil teacher advertises himself as "a specialist in mental expansion." Kill Xye has retired from the lecture plut form. He was not much of a success. If nil Hie devils were cast out of some people they would look like walking skeletons. The General Conference of the M. E. Church, South, will convene at Memphis, May 1. Democrats who cannot stand on the platform of the party will have to Hud some other roost According to statistics, Mississippi is ahead of all other Stutes in the mutter of free schnos A tew days since a cancelled rive-cent Uon- frilcrute postage stump sold in Xew York for .i7l). Annie llniley, a negres.i, who claimed to bo 121 rears of age, died in Philadelphia on the 2iH h ult. Nearly one hundred missionaries were sent to China last year by the Lutheran church in Sweden. The Montgomery county colored Baptists are raising funds to build a university ut Winona. Ilnmnierist, Capital of the province of Fin murk, Norway, is the northcrmost town of Europe. The man who believes only half ho hears generally gets slong pretty well if he selects the right half. The boy whose mother goes to spank him always believes Hint it is more blessed to give than to receive. Corhett refuses to fight Peter Jackson in June, and Peter seems to he terribly grieved about Hie delay. Every one who willfully neglects his duly is personally responsible for his share in the world's miseries. The Press says that the boys of Monticellii have hied themselves to the little "streamlets" in search of the little "tislilcts." Those things which were not done well were best left undone, for no g I workman is w ing to patch up the bur. job of unolher. . The Atlanta Constitution says Hint it "hopes Adlis Stevenson will keep his health. lie is one of the hopes of a long-suffering Democ racy." . The peach was at one time a poisonous al mond. Its fruity parts were used to poison arrows and for that purpose was introduced into Persia. Ferdinand Ward, who has just been released from Sing Sing, was married at Genesee, X. Y., to Miss ltelle Stover, a wealthy young woman of Staten Island. Canada is again discussing the question of a separation from the mother country. Let her join the land of the star-spangled banner and become one of the gang. Whencrer a train approaches the bridge over the Suwaiiee river, the stream made famous by the tender old negro melody, the conductor announces the fact in each ear. Soon will the festive game of ball Begin each day at 4, And through the land will ring the cry ! "Hey, mister, what's de score." Some one who hits taken the trouble to in vestigate, says that Mississippi takes out one patent for every 20 409 of her population and Connecticut one for every 1 018 of hers. It is said that the Palmer house, Chicago, has recently been snpplied with 800 Bibles. It is not at all likely that the visitors will carry them away or that they will loon wear nut. There are two occasions when a woman feels perfectly happy. One is when she is firsfc en gaged, and the other is when she has the hand somest dress of all her rivals on Easter Sun day. It is easy enough to pass through the House resolutions for a constitutional amendment providing for the election of United States Senators by the people, but they always stick In tho Senate. R. J. Stewart, of Liberty, Is preparing a his tory of the Mississippi Buptist association, to be published as soon as 400 subscribers at $:i.7 each hare been secured. The book will contain 1200 pages. A statioYi agent of a railroad in Iowa has put the following placard on the cloc k: "This is a clock it Is running it is Chicago time j it is right It is set every day at 10 o'clock. Now keep your mouth abut." . The Qalvealnn-Dollaa News thinks Mr. Bai ley struck hands with a great occasion when he announced his purmse of formulating and urging a bill to prohibit commendations to office by Senators and Representatives. A. T. Townos, of Crystal Springs, has writ ten to Gov. Stone opposing the pardon of ex State Treasurer Hemingway. He can see no reason, he" says, why an official who has gotten away with W 14 000 of the people's money, should be relieved of the penalty uf the crime by an executive representing bin victims the p'ople. LOVE HAS ITS WAT. "I'll never wed for love alone," A haughty maiden said. "The man who claims me for his ow n In paths of fame must tread. Ho must have ships upon tho main, And be of proud degree, Or I shall treat with high disdain His words of love for ine." Ah, haughty maiden, have a care Lest wealth and fame prove but a snare. A lover came this maid to woo, A youth quite fair to see ; His love was strong, his heart was true, But yet no gold had he t Unknown tn fortune and tu fame, In humble paths he trod ; His only wealth an honest name, The noblest gift of God. Ah, haughty maiden, bethink thee well, The power of love no tongue can tell. The maiden listened, first with scorn, To his soft tales of lore, But soon more beauteous seemed the morn, More bright the stars above, For love had lit the tiny flume That slumbered in her breast, What cared she now for wealth or fame, Since love her soul possessed? The haughty maid had learned to know 'Tis love that makes Hie flowers grow. Thnngh great its might, the power of gold True love con never buy, And yearning hearts are not consoled By fame or lineage high. 'Tis lore alone that rules the heart, And so 'twill be alway ; When Cupid sends his shining dart, Love always wins Hie day. And happiness is always found Where love and tenderness abound. RODE A WHALE. Colonel Jim Willis' Experience Off the Const of Sorth Carolina. The piscatorial reporter will now Introduce Captain Jim Willis, who will favor us with a tlslt story, says the Washington Star. Captain Jim hails from Morehead City, N. C. At this moment lie is lean lug against the buffet at the Noi mniidic, and this is what ho Is saying: "Down yonder where I live we have all sorts of tinny denizens of the deep. from minnows to whales, Including yachtmen. I don't propose to stuff you with a trout story, or to say any thing to you about tho size of a black bass, because I am aware that there are a lot of land lubbers right here In this city who can lie just about as hard as anybody else in this p irticu lar line, I can't tell a yarn with any bigger b;tss in it tlnti the next fellow My specialty is the whale. I'd like to bet 8100 to a cent that when a request for a story cimes round I e tn catch a bigger whale than anybody else. "Hut throwing all jokes to the four, or even greater number of winds of heaven, I did have an experience with a whale that camo nearer making a Jonah out of me with the casting up process omitted. One sunny after noon, not very long ago, I was sitting In the shade of my own flg tree and swinging In my own grapevine swing, rt was one of those days when nature takes an outing. A splash of water was seen to seaward. A jet of the ocean went up and fell back us spay. I saw this, but was In too much of a reverie to trace causes. "A party of my flshor friends, who lived further up the beach, came run ning by, and as they passed me they sang nut, 'There she blows !' This cry woke me up. Once more the jet of water spurted upward from the sea, and down to the pier I rushed. A whale Is apt to create a sensation In any seaside community even though there be no summer guests, because there are always many hundreds of dollars concealed on Its person. It Is a red-letter event in local annals when a whale comes In. The saloon keepers especially make merry over the arrival. This kind of guests, however, are so few and far between at Morehead that accommodations for them was rather below the standard. "Our reception facilities in this particular Instance were so Inadequate that it was long an open question whether that whale would or would not conclude to settle in our town. It was only by luck and through no particular preference of his own that he did so. Tho town only boasted of two harpoon outtits. One. was an an cient harpoon gun that years before had been found by wreckers on board tho hulk of u South Sea whaler which hud gone on our coast while bound to New Hedford, and tho other was, a very primitive hand power harpoon rig. There wasn't a real whaleboat In the town, but four ordinary fishing boats were manned by as many crews. One carried the harpoon gun and one tho hand-hurling apparatus. The other two Were without any arma ment, except shotguns and one or two rilles. "It wns almost a hopeless cat e with us, fiylfu whale Is not hit in the vitals he will go down, to come to the surface In a distant part of the sea. When one in struck In the vitals he spouts or blows blood, and then floats Into eternity. Wo rowed off so as to eomo at the game from different points of the compass. I was In the gunboat. As we approached the whale it was seen that he was a large and fat one. He took no notice of our coming. When we got within about 100 feet of the monster the harnoon gun was fired and the barbed weapon took effect just behind the head and pretty well up on the back. This was a painful, but not necessarily a fatal shot. The other boats turned them selves loose and made some Insertions in the fish. "Instead of going under, as wounded whales do, he remained on top to fight it out. He swished his tail and turn ed tho sea Into suds, and made such a swell that the good people ol Alexan dria would not have permitted him to pass their port without siowingdown. He plunged headlong against one of the boats and stove it so it would hardly -float. Its occupants were knocked overboard. There was a good deal of excitement. The sea around about us was boiling. The whale was red hot with rage, the men were shouting and the guns were popping. we couia see that the beach away off was fringed with the population of the town, and we knew that of our movements were being watched anx iously through Klasscs. "We had to tight. There was no time to crawfish or back water. The fish next hurled himself against the boat in which I was, and it yielded .to his wtsnes anu got smashed, it was raised a considerable distance in the air, and when it came down I was not In it. Where do you think I was, young man? In tho water? Not much I wasn't. I was on that whale's back just abaft his head, and holding on to that harpoon with both hands. "Some of my friends were flounder ing in the aqueous brine and some were supporting themselves by dutch ing the gunwales. Some had climbed into the other boats, thus overloading them and crippling their efficiency He smashed boat No. 3, but lie was bleeding as copiously as though oar ticipatlng In an athlethie club clove contest. He wns getting feeble, but he had a black roof in his mouth and an abdallah streak down his back, and he refused to say 'enough.' The boys in the remaining boat were handling their guns with about the same care as a policeman, and my sweet life was in danger more ways than a dozen Above all the roar and riot it seemed to nie as though we could hear the shouts of the people on the shore, and 1 felt certain that I could hear the dulcet tone of my beloved Hannah. "The line which had connected the harpoon and the boat had parted, and auout 200 feet of manilla hawsei squirmed and wriggled snake-like around In the seething sea. The whale didn't seem to observe my attitude, and continued Ills attention upon the two remaining boats. There wasn't any time to think of tills. The hand harpoon had buen shoved Into the right place and the whale was blowing his last. A column of blood was beimr squirted skyward, and the scarlet blood fell over me, dying me a gory hue. A few feeble swashes of the tail and a keeling motion as though he were going to lie on his side, an nounced that the fish was dead. Tho rope which floated from my harpoon was picked up, and the whale and his rider were towed to shore. "Our catch was lashed alongside the pier, and the next day we went to work on the carcass. The fish was 62 feet 31 Indies long, und the proceeds from the sale of his oil, bone and other valuables were $3,500. I will never forget my experience with that whale oft Morehead, N. C." The Apron. It would appear that immediately after the Masonic revival of 1717, It was not the custom with brethren to wear aprons, membership belngdesiir nated by a blue ribbon and a jewel, worn the same as knights of clilvalric orders carry decorations the present day. The officers displayed their Jewels suspended from a wide ribbon en sautolr, i. e. round the neck. When aprons came In vogue, and tho Royal Arch and the Degree of the Temple appended to ancient Masonry by some capitular lodges, wherein all the degrees were conferred, an extra color was added to tho apron's edging to denote the exaltation Its wearer had attained. Consequently red, in con junction with the blue, showed the brother to be a companion of the Roy al Arch, while an additional black announced him to have tho Clilvalric Degree of the Temple. New York Masonic Chronicle. The oldest inhabited house within the limits of tho United States is said tn be that of Klllian Van Rcnssalaer, which stands opposstn Albany, N. Y. It is of old Holland brick, and the front wall still exhibits enormous loop-holes through which the Orst owners formerly shot at Indians and wild leasts. According to a piate set Itl the wall by the Albany Oommenio- ratlvetioeiety a few years ago, uic building wubercctcd in Ml FORECASTS TOR APRIL. The weather prophet of the St. Louis Word and Works, Rev. lrl R. Hicks, whose forecasts for March have been verified, has published the fol lowing forecasts for April : April will open with temperature re acting into warmer, and during 1st to 3rd, secondary storms will pass from west to east. The cool to cold weather following the last storms in March, will notgive way to the reactionary change to warmer and storms in ex treme eastern parts nf the country until about Aprll2nd and 3rd, at least that much time being required for storm conditions to develop and travel from the points of their beginning in the west. It will be wise to antici pate hail with any well defined storm from this time to the end of April. Very warm days will usher in each regular storm period, and sudden cold Is apt to bring up the rear of every general disturbance. From the 5th to 9th falls a storm period with the new moon at an eclipse node on the 5th. By that date a warm wave of marked inten ity will show itself in western parts the barometer will be low and falling, and storms of rain and hail, with snow following in the north, will start on their (eastward career. It will be prudent to count on general and severe disturbances from the 5th to 0th, and to expect cold, with frost and light freezing as the storm area works eastward of in termediate points. In extreme east, don't expect at the beginning of the period the conditions prevailing in the west, and at or before the end of the period, in the extreme west expect Just the reverse of conditions existing at the beginning of period. Interme diate sections, therefore, will get their storms and changes during cen tral parts of the period. This law of storm movement is not yet under stood by the masses as it should be, and it Is the business of Ignorant, or envious and mercenary critics to pre vent its being understood. On and touching the 12th and 13th, thermom eters and barometers will swing back to storm readings, heavy showers, wllh hail, thunder and wind, will strike all sections In their march to the Atlantic. The opposition of the planet Saturn on the 11th, if the sup position of many worthy Investigators be true, will add much energy and violence to all disturbances during the 11 rst half of April, and especially during the perturbations from about 11th to Uth. Very cold weather, with frosts, will succeed these disturb ances. The 17th to 21st will constitute the next regular storm period. The erisis of the disturbances will be reached from 18th, to night of the 20th, the full moon on the 19th having a ten dency to centralize disturbing forces on tiiat date.. Tito showery condi tions, usually existing all through April, will take on new power and or ganize Into storms of great extent and energy at this period, as well as all the dates of central disturbances. Very cool nights, with frost generally, may be expected between the storms of this period and the reactionary changes and storms due centrally on the 24th and 25th. Another cool dash severe enough to bring frost in the north will follow storms about these dates. The month will en3 with a growing warm wave and with storms advancing from western ex tremes of the country. Without useless foreboding and dread, wc may reasonably expect tor- nadic storms In many places during the storm periods in April. Those who have made preparations for such visitations, and have learned that they never come to any sect ion with out ample time and plain indications, can afford to live In quiet and at ease, so far as tho tornado is concerned. They are ready to recognize the first breath of tho destroying monster, und ut the critical moment to step aside Into a place of sure refuge. The times of greatest earthquake proba bility will be about the New Moon on the 5th and the Full Moon on th 19th. Before the end of April the season will be well opened, with a propitious outlook for all who have their agricul tural interests well in hand, and who are planning for early crops. St. Louis, March 15th. In some parts of Germany the bells toll for the making and breaking of an engagement. They also toll f r the burial of a love-sick malien, but seldom for a man attacked killed witli the same diseaso. It might be a good plan to adopt the custom of bell ring ing for engagements in New York, declares the New Orleans Picayune, If It were not certain that tho bell ringer would die from the cxertlo spent In tolling his bell for the brok en troths. , "Wang" Is synonomous with what should be done with the congressman that trl. to obit net the passage of the tariff bill, In Opportunity for Capital. The following suggestion from an editorial In the March number of the' Southern States Magazine might be utilized by Southern investors and not be left to the "financial centers." Outside of these agencies, thcn.how Is the cause of Immigration to be ad vanced? The questions and condi tions giving rise to it suggest an op portunity for capital and enterprise. In almost any part of the South very large areas of land may be gotten to. gether at very low prices. With mon ey enougli to buy and properly devel op farm lands, and with judicious management, there is hardly any lim it to the profitable business that could be done by immigration or coloniza tion companies. For example, a com pany that could buy say 10 000 to 20 000 or more acres of land in a body, or make up thisacreage by consolidating a numberof farms bought from differ ent owners, and then divide this up into small farms of twenty, forty or eighty more acres, construct roads throughout the entire area, drain the whole of It, put it all in the best shape for the most advanced farming or gardening operations, building houses, etc., and then direct them selves to the w irk of colonizing it or selling to individual settlers, such a company, with sufficient capital and proper management, could quickly settle up almost any area of land and make enormous profits for its stock holders. Besides the tracts sold as small farms, there would necessarily be one or more centrally located vil lage sites which would become imme diately valuable as town property. There is nothing easier than getting northern farmers to go South. The conditions of farming and of life at the South, are so incomparably supe rior to those at the North that they need only to be pressed upon the at tention of northern farmers to be availed of. In its millions of acres of cheap lands the South has the advan tage of an entirely new and undevel oped country, and has with all the ad vantages and comforts and attrac tions of an established and advanced civilization. The South is in the main more healthful than any other part of the United States, its range of farm and garden products is great er, it offers better opportunities for profitable agriculture, and is in all respects a section where life can te lived in greater comfort than at the North. Convinced of these facts, hundreds of thousands of well-to-do farmers in other parts of the country would quickly move to the South. In fact, there is even now, all over the North and Northwest, a disposition to go South. As was stated in a let ter published In the January number of the Southern States, "there are thousands who would move South if somebody would start the ball roll ing." These arc the conditions. Properly utilized, they can be made to furnish a wide and rich Held for some of the millions now lying idle and non-productive in the financial cen ters." The New York Record recently offered a prize of $25 to the person who would give the best definition of the word seigniorage. A large number of answers were received, but the follow ing was the prize winner : "Seignoragc consists of the differ ence between the cost of an on.ount of bullion and the face value of the coins minted from it. By the Sher man act the government was com pelled to purchase 4 500 000 ounces of silver per month, at tho market price. As the price of silver fluctuated, so tho amount of treasury notes issued in payment of this bullion sometimes increased, sometimes diminished. The downward tendency having been greater in the last few years, there were Issued from the time of the pas- sago of the Sherman act to its repeal $154 000 000 in treasury notes, to cover an amount of bullion which should actually have made 200 000 000 silver dollars. In other words there Is now an amount of bullion (in excess of the reserve to cover the $154 000 000 treasury notes) In the treasury which, if coined, would make 55 000 000 silver dollars, against which tho sclgnorago bill is to issuo paper currency, and put $55 000 000 in the treasury and help the government out of its finan cial difficulties." It Is amazing to think that there are people in this country who have never seen a looLing-glass, but It seems to be the case. Charles Patter son, a farmer living near Gailipolls, Ohio, bus never had one In his house. He went to town the other day and bought one. That evening his 10-year-old son saw It tor the first tlmo In his life. When he saw bis image there It frightened him dreadfully. He thought it was a ghost, or some equally uncanny thing, and slealng a shotgun, fired at It, shuttering the new mirror Into a thousand frag menu. "i in t5 ir 1 VI