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ii J l 3 sL n 01 un u nr w-ji n r i i i iff. rw Mi II -a L VI. y IX Ajl 'VI V l II Vif AVI iVJi W KTI IT" . . jj a - ll lU 'UH 1 F II II II A I a I H l.f II. Sj ""sXXX II I.I I II UH II. wtT OF.PRSCf w I K. MAYKltS, Proprietor. LOYE FOR OUK Fill ENDS ; 'COUKTESY FOlt ALL ; FEAR FOR NONE. Terms Two Dollars per Year in Advance. VOLUME 51. ' SCRANTON, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, 31 AY 24, 1895. NUMBER 14. the; courts. THE REGULAR TERMS. Circuit Court 2nd Dist. SAM D FX II. TF.KRAI JcTMir. JAMEi U. NKVII.LE, Hinthiw Attorney. In the county of Lauderdale, nn thu Drat Monday of January and July unit continue thirty days. in the county of NoKMiee. on the second Nonduy o( Kelirunry mid August uud con tinue eluh lecn days. In tin' county of Kemper, on the flrsl Mon day of March and September Hlid continue twelve day. In the county of Clarke, on the third Mon day of March and September and continue twelve day". In the county of Wayne, on the first Mon day of April and October and continue six day. In the county of Greene, on the second Monday of April and October uud conlluuv six day. In Hie county of Pearl River, on the third Monday of April and October and continue ait days. In the county of Hancock, on the fourth Monday of April and October and continue twelve day. In the county of Harrison, on the second Monday of May and November and continue twelve day. In ilm enmity of Tncktnn. on the fourth Monday ol May and November and continue iwriveuuj. In the county of Marlon. First District, mi the third Monday of June and December and ....nilime HlxdavK. in the Second District. on the second Monday of June and December uud continue six nay. Chancery Court 2d Dist W.T. HOUSTON. (,ha.cm.i.ob. In the county of Henri River, on the llrst Monday of January and July and continue Ml x day. In the "utility of Marlon. First. District, on the second Monday of January and .Inly and continue li day. In the fecund District, on the third Monday of January and July mill i.i.iiLltmtt tllx dlLVH. In the county of lluncock. on the fourth Monday of January and July and conlhmi1 alv lllLVS. In the county of Harrison, on the llrst Monday of I'cbruury and August and con tinue mx days. In the county of Jackson, on the soennd Monday df I'Vliruary and August and con t i'klie tii fllLVH. Intlin countv of Wavnc. on the i'coud Monday of Juue and Dei't'iubcr. and continue six day. In the county of .lone, on the first Monday of March and ricptouilwr uud continue sit rliLVtt. In the county of .Tone, on the first Monday of March uud Kenteniuor and continue six llll VH. In the county of Jasper, on th" second Mouuav oi .tnucii aim rtcpiuniucr aim con 'tirme si llnvu. ' In the coniiiv of I'eii-v. h"!d In Anttisla. the I'irst District, mi the third Monday of March and September uud contliine six day. In the town of llat tl'-sburif. the second nis trict. on the first Monday of June uud Decern ber and continue six day. In the countv of .Smith, on the fourth Mon day of March ami September, and continue l davs. r III the county of Oreene. on Thursday after the second Monday of April and October and U'Hitlnue three day. In the cnuntv of I'ovinffloil. on the fllUI'tll Monday In April uud Octolier and continue id x (lay. In the count v of Newton, nn tile llrst Mull d .y of April and November and continue six days. In the county of Lauderdale, on the first Monday of May and November and continue lvcni.y-iour days. In Uio i;o i i'.y of I'Uiirkn, on the third Mon nay oi April aim ixovemuer and continue si dav Secret Societies. SUKANTON. 1. O. O. F. Scrantun Lodce No. 45. meets ev fry Tuesday evening t Odd Fellows' Hall at 7:: o'clock, w. r. a. rarker, a. i.: 1'. n. Hecht, Secretary. Hcranton Encampment No. SB. moot every Sd and 4th Friday evening at Odd Fellows nan ut. v:.wo oiock. i. r. iiejuan, v. v It ), Scribe. KnlishtKof Pvthlas. Misslsslnnl I.odire Nn. K, meet every Thurxday evonliiK at Odd f ellows' nan at 7:;m o clock, .1. w. All man, V ft H. C. 11. V Browne, M. of F li K. of R. KnlchtM of Honor. Scrantnii IxkIic No. 3H14. meet every l!d and 4th Monday evening at una renown nan at (tdwqciocK, F. A A. M . Gulf Lodge Nn. 41!). meet im Wednesdays In each month at Odd Fellows' Hall. .1. S. 1'ortU. V. M.i Wm. O. Turke Secretary. ' MOSS I'OINT. T. & A. M., P.isca.'oiilu Uxlge No. W. mvelK every third Sritiuxby in eacli mouth. K. Coltner, W. M.i CIuuIon II Wood. Sccrolai v. Cbaptur No. i(W, mofta every cco,id S.ilui-day 111 each inotitb. ILL. Ilowzo, H. P.:C. H. Wood. Kecmliii v. Gulf Lola No, 4l. Knihuof Honor. mveM second mill tiun tli .Sutunl iy nilil 111 each mouth. W. tred llcniu. Un;U lor. Mogs Point. Lodje No. 117, I. O. O. V meet every Moiulny niuliti at K. of H hall. ,1. W. Klrwuit, N. 0 t J. W. Dta Secielmy, OCEAN HI'IUNU!!. Orenn Rnrinea Lndeo No. M K. of - P. W. P. Voclfve. G. C.i A. P. Kotnim, V. C. Hmtmi, P. E.L. Tirdv, M.nf M,i R. D. Wir finlon, M. at A,: W. Lorcmon, I. U.i C. W Muriiniin, 0. 0. VANCLEAVE. Knell Lnde No. 4'M. meets f mt Saturday In eacn nionm ai vancieave, mm. 11 Ravens. W. M.i T. C. Ruble. Secretary. DMHY. I)nhr Lnriffn Xn 421. A. r . A. M.. nw Puturiiiy befnn third Sunday in each month A. wiiKer, w. a. 1 u. u. iturry, occretary. Farmvly Cassldy's, Of, C. Jlauaer, ' - Proprietor Co!-. Carniideltt and Gruvier Sis., I NEW. ORLEANS. Amerieau mk Eitropeun pl.m. Newly ftirnmliwl and . renovated inioiiKbon'j KiKima 11.00 and up. Kiin-c)as rvituu 1 ant. Ladies dining room np stairs. Feb. 1. 1895. 60-1 y A. C. DANKER, Presidents O. W. ROBINSON, V'.ee Pres'i. .1. C S I SONG, Sec. a ltd Troon. . MOBILE GOAL CO., 7 8T. rAlfrn BTMMT, Mobile - Ala. W'holtMle DsMler in ALABAMA COAT iM Bl MM. HtrOp lUld DniVH tt ie KM. ' Also Arrthraeit Coal. Dcotnjjef 1U.K4. 44-oni HOTEL BU8INES3 DIRECTORY. MORRIS JACOBS, Merchant. Taylor, Cleaning mid Dyeing. 11. D. ViLVKKDK. (Dclinas Ave..) OlDCer and Il.iUel V. Mks. K. B. BLACKWELL, Millltici y. Notion, Elc. W. J. E. GERARD, (Pueo.igiiiilit St.,) cuicr 111 I.Nervlli.nar. lcaiior ol l-ow Price. W. ll SIX, (Jiocerie. Dry rjoods, Shoe, Notions. CHRIS NELSON, (Euriiitiiie,) Oldcsl Dry (ioods and Shoe Ilotian. JOHN KOSI'ER A. SON, Gulf Oysters, Fisli uml Shi imp. PROFESSIONAL. J S. HYATT .AND AND IMMIGRATION AGENCY, O11 an Sjirlnijn, Aiimi. J .a 1 " Colony uml (itazinir tracts. null) Guillen uml Kiuit. Lands. Choice own and Gull Trout lots, etc, 'J itles lives 1 iyii t til, alisiiucts mule, convey-, iieiiia. a. uiiMi:it- DKNTIsT. Solicit nrnctice nil itlotis tlie Cnnsf, Ollicc; L iinlitd't. Imuio. Pasutitroiiia street., Sent 11: nn, Mis. . M. KVASS. W. (f.K.VAMl, .In., KiaanUiii, Mis. MisHis.siini.'iiji, Mis. n'ANS & HVAXS- ATTORNEYS CfiUXsELORS-AT. LWV. - Will pracliue in till llic court of Jack- soii comity, lie s deuce anil olllce nt Moss I'm. it. ALo nlllco in llio colli). Iniiixe, iScran- ton. Miss. If. WOOI ATTORNEY COUNSBLOR-AT -LAW .1m I'oiut, Mint. Piac.licc in 1 lie court of Jiiclison, Ilm - rtHoii, ll.im-m'U. rci i.v mni urceim, Tiioh S. K(ii:i. J. 1. I'(ii:l. ;OItl)V FOltD- ATTORNEYS A COUNSEL0IIS-VT HW, , Will in aclice in I lie eon 11 lies id' Jack- sou uml iliimsoii. Offltr: .ScivnidiK. .li. Al J On.SEY & COUNSELOR AT-L.WV, ,Wii(i)jii City. Minn. Practices in llic cum ts ol' this Second linlicial District. QiiAS s iii::unv 1; uir.ii- ATTOKNEY & COUNSELOR AT LAW Scrniilou, M'ul. Ollicc iu ti.o Frederic ltiailtli KlirtKIMCK SKL. 1IOHACK llt.ilO.MUKI.D. i:.4LAt I5LOUMFIKLD- ATTORXEY.'j v COUNSELORS Al LAW, Scrmtton, Mint. Will pram ic. in nil I lie Courts of ibe Second Judical District MOBILE DOOH, 8A8H AND BLIND KACTOllY. Miiiinfiicttiiei's of D00KS. SASH, BLINDS, MOULDINGS, Window ami Door Kr.i.nes. I'aliin inid Kancy Mantles. Dealers in Builders' Hardware, Window Glass, Pntly and I'me Mixed Pa uls. Y.C. TUKNEU l CO., Curiier St. Antlio iv uud Water Streels, MOBILE. ALA. July 27. !4. -'3 lv H.P. BUCKLEY, 8 Camp SU-eet, New Orleans, WATCHMAKER, A .VII PKAI.I'.lt IX a FINE WftTCttES Eveiy sorl of patches repnired. Jewel i v made to order. Diamouils reset in newest, style, All al reasouuhle (iiices nad lullr tTiiainntcd. April 25. IH4 8-t.r i li Quick delivery and the BEST Style of F Executed In the Job department of t he A f nit line t Fitnttonery and jVapern always on hand. Si 7tT 8 mm Editorial and Otlierwis The truth hurls, but it also heals. A good man is killed when a boy goes wrrnnfr. Asses' milk is sold at three stt ill infes t pint. If you would feel right, believe anil do right. Tlie bright side is not al'.rars the right aide. Many a poor man smokes enough cigars to Support his family. The future is coming our n ay, but tie have no string te it. Some people aro sn conservative Unit tlier never dare to think for themselves. A new broom will not sweep clean unless it litis some industrious person at the handle. Some vain mortals are so sensitiro that no body can touch them with a forty-foot pole. If the seies did not indulge in so much ex travagant politeness on meeting they might part better friends. It ii probable that in s very few years it will be a common thing to sell electricity injurs, like milk. Tom Herd nr that a statesman is a dead politician. Tom Rued is not a statesman by anv mean. An Irish friend is . jubilant over I lie fact that the present ruler of Japan is the Irishman, Mick Adisi. It takes six million bales of cotton at twenty - flic ilnll.irs s bale to pay the yearly pensions. Georgia, North and South Carolina have produced $1.1,000,000 in gold in the lust hun dred rears. New York has twenty-seven female barbers. Any one of them can take a man by the nose, serapuhi face with a ranur, and put soap in nis eyes. Lieut. Bersirr of the French "navy ha in rented a compass ivhich does away with a tccrsiniin, as the conipnas . steers the vessel itself. Seven New York Mnincos were arrested mm week for Is ,r rowing money of their lady loves and (hen refusing to marry them. The condor is the largest bird in existence. Same nt' those shut in I ho Andes had a spread of wing of eighteen or twenty feci. The sum of human happiness will be greater when the engaged young man buy fewer Aimers now that he may purchase more vege table! later on. The Prince of Naples wants nn "fine Italian hand," doesn't like girls and will sooner re limiuee (lie throne than marry. Who jilted him t Clarke, Jasper, Kemper, Lauderdale and N'osiibce counties will vole in their primaries fur United States Senator. Japan is to receive $10,000,000 for the terri tory she has concluded not to take. Thiivis pretty valuable real estate. China has such a large population that not more than one-fourth of the population knows that a war has been going on. The drone bee hatches from the egg in 21 days from the date of deposit, Ilia worker in 21 and thv Queen in from 10 to 1" dars. Yazoo and Wilkersnn arc the onlv counties in the State that have ordered conventions to nominate county officers. -Gov. Ames, whn was Induced to leave Mississippi for the benefit of his health several years since is sick unto death in boston. A pony only twelve inches high is a pet of the shah of Persia. It sometimes stand 011 the table at his elbow, while Ihc shah is eating his breakfast. After July 1 post office orders will be the size of a bank note, it having been discovered that the one now in use was too inconvenient to fold in a letter. Congressman Money wears upon the left lappel of his coat a neat silver badge on which is inscribed those significant figures "10 to 1." Bis light is not hid under a bushel. A Missouri contemporary is authority for the statement that the Lord hates a man who keeps three dogs and cannot afford to subscribe for his home paper. Judge Bailey, of Eau Claire, Wis., in sent outing a defaulting cashier In prison, said "The Chicago Board of Trade has caused more distress, ruined more men and wrecked more families than the civil war," The Manufacturer's Record gives figures to prove that the South spends $100,000,000 a year for corn, bacon and other supplies that might is well be raised at home. This eiiorm nus drain on the South is one of the causes of the sesreitr of money. Dr. Keelry must make public his formula for the cure of the whisky habit, so the courts have decided. This decision, of course, Dr. Keeley will not like, as he hat heretofore e joyed a monopoly of bit gold cure. The London press claims that the River Platte it rapidly coming into competition with the Ueited Stalea in supplying meats to that market. Five thousand live sheep from that section were landed at Deptford ro one day. Beef from the United States cottt six pence per pound laid down in Smithfield. A Northern man tried to convince a Bolivar county man that it was better to raise line stock hogs than rasorbacks. The native replied "That's all yon know about it stranger. Whea you've lived here at long as I have you'll find on that it ain'l worth while to raise tny kind ef hogs here that can't out rue a nigger." The Jacksonville Times-Union says, the women r.f the United States, eld and young, ehtw every year $M,MI0M worth of gum The power thus wasted, properly utilised, would almost double the factory enterprise of the country. Col, W, II, Siast, tssiatant Secretary of the Interior, on returning from visit to Florida eoaiplelely eonnrnit the reports of the great extent of the destruction to the Vforide orange interests by leal winters freest. He sty t, "K hst beta trvls that if every koaat In Florida kid becaSnmtd the Iota would have been less then resulted front tbe deetrueliun of orsnge trees." Ol'B SOUTBEUX GIRL. y josh rstzKE cim.tms, Recited tt the Mississippi Press Association, Uiloxi, Bay lj, 1893. Greeting! gracious, gallant Pressmen 1 'Tis a plea, to-night, I bring From the fullness of my feelings Of our Southern Girl I'd sing: From the realms of Truth and Glory, With Iheir rich snd radiant lowers, A wreath I'd cull and crown her This Southern Girl of ours. Waken Soul 1 and let me paint her Paint her picture with my pen, Even as I sometimes see her . In the matv walks of men V 'Tis a fuce all pink and dimpled A cameo set in curls, With eyes the brightest, shyest One of our Southeru Girls. She's s well poised, queenly creature A she moves to tune and time, And graceful as the lily Of her own soft sun-kissed clime. With an air half pride, hall pathos, A voice like brooklets pnri, With ways lhat haunt snd hold one Our gracious Southern Girl. Her'a a heart ss pure as star-gleam A mi fresh as heavenly Don era Whose fragrant pearly petals Mark the ages not the hours ; 'Tis a heart sweet-tuned, responsive, A heart that throbs and thrills With the teinlcrest emotions A Southern bosom tills. Iler's the mind for plan snd action, Iter's the will to dare and do, Iler's the courage ol conviction, Iler's the soul of all that's true. On the page of art and science Her bright-winged thoughts niilurl, Keeping mental pace with masters Our brainy Southern Girl. Duty calls and soft she cometh, Not, 0 men, to take your place ; Not nnmaidenly and mannish Would our girl with you keep puce ; Not her wish to rule or rob you Nor one ritrbt to take away, But she ncetls to work as men do, And, as um to Win her pay. Iler's a sireve loved anil honored As ye battled aide hv side; lira re was he and kinil and cnuitlv With the high-born Southron's pride, And to-day his proud-snulcd (laughter Trusts In ye her father's friend For the same ehivulric honor Ye gave him to the end. Then, 0 help her, noble Pressmen Ye of God's best of men Come, help her with your wisdom, And help her with your pen; And perchance some wintry morning. When your hopes lie dumb and dead, When vour life seems all reverses, She'll give to you instead. Then, 0 aid her in her efforts Ward off the rude and rough And kindly smooth and soften The road is bard enough, In the shop, the store, the office, The printing room's mad whirl, Stand by and guide and guard her Our brarc-snolcd Southern Girl. God bless her proud endeavor In 1I11 a strong man s part. To work her hard way upivanl God bless her liluekr heart ! We fondlv watch her footsteps 1 nra' an hie s uiisv whirl, And ever pray, God bless her Our own, sweet Southern uirl. Being Fooled. That staunch and able advocate of sound nullify and true Democracy, the Natchez Democrat, relates the following instance of the idiocy that controls and Influences the free and unlimited coinage of silver at 16 to 1 Truly the free silver argument Is more absurd yet mure potent with the ig noiani t mi n was that of "forty acres and a mule" with "the wards" of the nation In the reconstruction era : This crane reminds us of tho "forty acres and a mine, mat wore iiroiutsco to tne ne gntcs In thedaysof too carpet-bug regime to secure their suuport uf the Hepiiollcan par ty; the domiurouges aro promising free sil ver just aiHjui upon me same terms, and with the same end in view vis: To gull the unthlnkina and uninformed Into nuttlntf mem lino omce upon tlie tncory tnatine. win ne aoie to make moncv more nientiiu and nut money into the Docket of the in oh scs without their working for it, or having somet hing to barter and sell that will bring the money to them. As an Illustration of this we have been told by a gentleman who Is at present conducting his canvas fur the nomination to a State office, that up In Attalacounty the other day he waa talking to one of the old farmer, and asked Mm how he sums! on tho currency question. sTIie reply of the old man was that he hud lH;en told that If there was free coin ago them would he fifty dollars per capita for everybody In the United States; that he had eleven children In hi family, and under such a prorate he would be entitled to (550. He never stopped tothlnk that he would be conincl led Ui have some commodity to bar ter or exchange for this amount, but appa rently uiougnt ir irce unu unnnntea coin age wan brought about "Uncle Sam" would charter the espreaa lines and send him down nis money in new, Drignt. smiling silver dot lurs without the least delay. This Is about as deep at most of the masse of the free sllverltes go into the question, and the preachers of that dangerous, false and pernicious doctrine never try to educate tnem any iiinner eitner. ir we nave tree cnlnaai. dollar will have to be wnrkori and striven for Just as hard and Industriously as at present, and what will be a great draw back and disadvantage la that they will nave only nan rne purcnasing power a uoi' lar now has. There can he no possible ad vantage In a cheap currency, but on the other band there I every disadvantage, and this fact will be ascertained to tbe sorrow of every man, woman and child In the country ir me ignus iatus oi iree silver snail ever oe adopted. The most remarkable instance of rapid growth is said to be recorded by the French Academy in 1720, says the Times and Register. It was a boy years of age, 6 feet 6 inches in height At tho aire of 6 his voice changed, at 6 his bcaid had grown, and lie appeared a man of 30. He possessed great physical strength and could easily lift to his shoulder and carry bags of grain weighing 200 pounds. Hisdecllne was as rapid ns his growth. At 8 bis hair and beard were gray ; at 10 he tottered in his walk, his teeth fell out and his bands became palsied ; at 12 he died with every outward sign of extreme old age. The only sea sick editor on the ex curatoo to Ship Island last week was a Popuilie. After tbe election he will be Biclrer. TALK ON J0UENALISM. Made Before The MtaxUNippi lress Association, BY R. H HENRY AT IULOXI, MAY 15, m. A Practical Discussion of the Journalism of To-Day. Through the partial kindness of tlie President of the Press Association, I have been selected to read a paper In this presence on the subject of "Jour nalism," a theme ever old, but always new, for no calling or profession is more progressive, or so thoroughly abreast the times as the journalism of to-day the promoter of scientific re search, the advocate of all modern Improvements, the friend of all great discoveries, the champion of higher education, intelligent thought, ad vanced ideas, and the diffusion of wholesome, useful knowledge. To be thus chosen from tins body of brother editors, is an honor not tu be lightly esteemed, and for which I am duly grateful. When informed of the selection, 1 thauked our president for the honor onlerrcd, and inquired his wish as to the scope of the ai ticlcto be prepared, when helacouically and wittingly re plied "Scope it to suit yourself." Thus left to treat the subject as in clination may suggest, or fancy dic tate, I am somewhat like a ship launched upon the sea without cum pass or anchor, having nothing to be guided by, and permitted tu drift with title and wind. Hut, though thus summarily set afloat by our worthy president, perchance upou an angry sea, w ithout so much as a word of advice or admonition, and left to bullet tlie wild waves alone, 1 feel sure that 1 shall carry with mc the best wishes of all as I sail out from the placid port of beautiful Biloxi this gem of the gulf, this home of cul ture and refinement; where beauty lingers and chivalry dwells; where overs stroll tin silvery beach, lounge on lazy seats, rest under the shade of majestic oaks, or woo In the twilight, when the moon silvers the palm trees, and the stars look down, and the nightingale sings," as wc leave this dreamy, somnolent Southland "n here the Mexican Gulf, with gentle roar, Washes the base of the sandy shore, vt nere tlie pine trees grow to the water's side And bul lie their roots in the rising tide." And surely the storm-tossed mariner will here receive a warm and cordial welcome from this open-hearted and generous people, when his ship re turns and glides intothisquiet haven, casts anchor and lowers sail, be coming in fact as "Idle as a painted ship, upon a painted ocean." Hut to tlie theme : The subject of "Journalism" is of limitless scope, affording the widest possible range for discussion, covering an endless Held for practical thought and specu lative observation, and can only be slightly touched upon in a paper of tills character. It Is frequently the custom of those who arc selected to speak on this sub ject to give, in minute detail, the his toryof the rise and progress of the newspaper in America, if not in Europe. I shrill not weary the pa tlenceof this splendid audience by such dull recital, but will endeavor to confine myself strictly to the subject of "Journalism," as I see and under stand it, and have, in an humblo way, attempted its practical exempli flea tion, giving briefly such thoughts and observations as have occurred, or sug gestcd themselves, in a journalistic experience of nearly a quarter of century. Journalism is what we make it, elevated and entertaining, or com monpiace ana stupid, according to circumstances and conditions. great mind does not always make a journal; but an ordinary mind never joes. It is much easier to float down to a level than to rise above a natural source; less difficult to descend to the ordinary, than to ascend 40 the sublime, the down grade being more inviting than the rocky stepc. It is said that this is un ago of journalism, all the acts of the world being narrated by tlie press. And this is true, for in tho journals of the day we read tlie history and the events of the world. The press is tlie most potent educa tional factor of the ninetectli century, the greatest bchefactor of modern times. It is reid and studied by peo ple of all ages and in every station of life. It has largely taken the place of the public speaker and debator; it has invaded tho domain of the minister, for while Talmago preaches to many hundred souls on Sunday, his sermons are read by multiplied thousands on Monday. The distinguish! Onn gressmaa will address but a small au umnce 10 national nails, yet may thrill a h'glon witH hit, clotnnnrj through the tireless, sleepless press. The people look to the journalist, whom they respect, and in whom they have confidence, fur guidance and in struction on all public questions. They expect not only the freshest and best news of theday, buta liberal and ntclligent discussion of all matters of general interest the best thought ofthe age. It is the true mission of the Journa list, as I see and understand it, to present his readers an interesting and thoughtful paper progressive, but not too sensational ; bright, but al ways reliable; enterprising, but strict ly truthful; readable, but ever digni fied ; newsy, but entirely clean. This leads to the remark that the reckless Journalist, the editor who asserts, but proves nothing; who prints nil obtainable news, without stopping to ascertain its correctness; the dealer n billingsgate, in lieu of argument; who resorts to personal abuse in place of fiicts; the deceitful toady and dis gusting sycophant, the arch-demagogue, can have no influence in any community. He may delight a few hallow pated fools, but will disgust sensible, decent people, "There are no privileges of tho press that arc not privileges of the people." Any citizen is the right to tell the truth and no Journalist can claim more. Let us cultivate a pure, truthful, honest, manly, clean, , high-minded journalism; one that will command the respect of all friend and foe ulike; that will win success by deserv- ng it; that will lift men up rather than pull them down; that will pro- mite all good works, either State or National, secular or religious; that will make the world better for the knowledge and truth It Imparts. The tine journalist must be a thoughtful citizen; otic who considers subject in all Jts bearings before writing upon It. He can not act upon impulse In giving expression to his views, must weigh his words before them, if he would avoid saying Im prudent things promulgating ideas that in his more thoughtful moments he would not have spoken. Journalists, like poets and orators, it is said, are born, not made, and while this may, to some extent, be true, I can not wholly subscribe to the theory. Some men do succeed better as journalists than others. Whether this Is because of their na tive talent, God-given genius, adapt ability to the business, or untiring energy, is an unanswered question; bntall these qualifications are aids and means to an end. A distinguished citizen of this State who commenced life as a country edi tor, but abandoned it when called to office by his people, when discussing journalism some years ago, said: "The man who succeeds a a publish er would, by employing the same energy, grow independent in any other pursuit In life no other busi ness requiring the industry necessary to the successful conduct of a news paper." This remark impressed me as being most forcible and true, and the same thought has doubtless occurred to the members of this Association, who have realized, but too keenly the hardships in the pathway of editor and publisher. Whilo there may be some attrac tions in the career of the successful Journalist glory, glamour, honor and renown, comfort and independence, as the world understands these terms his life is not wholly one of ease and pleasure. Nay, It is a life of un remitting toll, arduous labor, cease less care, constant worry and never- ending annoyance, of miscellaneous and multiplied duties, ever Increas ing with renewed responsibilities The successful journalists must be a fearless, aggressive, progressive, In' dustrious, incessant worker, employ ing every faculty, all his powers. Ills mind can have no rest ; his bands can not be idle. He must be early in office and remain lute, for, during the hustling hours of business, he must give much of his time to the public and to routine work, reserving the quiet hours of evening for tbe prepa ration of his editorial matter. His ono thought must be his paper, ben ding all energies of mind and body, giving all his time and attention, to making it a success. He must nut only be an Industrious worker, but an en thuslast, wedded entirely to his pro fession, ever putting it above all things, save his honor, his family and his Qud. He must be a positive char acter, a man of convictions, fearless in the advocacy of what ho believes to be right, and bold to condemn what he concelresto be wrong. He . must bo independent In 'all things, not going beyond the pale of party, let ting the world know by his action and utterances that his editorial opinions are his own, and not for sale or bar ter. Much has been said and written about iwmnat journalism. Tbere is nothing more pernicious In Its ten dnnclfi, oi so degrading in lt effects ; and no language Is too severe in con demning this evil practice, one that breeds more trouble and Ill-feeling among members of the Press than all other agencies for mischief combined which is but the outgrowth of a mean temper, and throws doubts upon the justice of one's reasoning and con elusions. But, thanks to the good breeding and rare intelligence of its members, the Tress of Mississippi Is distinguish cd for its lack of personalities, few editors feeling that they cau afford to stoop so low as to indulge In this questionable style of journalism. A pleasant controversy with an agreeable confrere gentleman, your equal who will treaVytju cjyllly, ex pecting civility in return, Jn not out of place. ln fact, it lends a zest to newspaper life, and Is often the means of developing new ideas srid-rich thoughts, for "It is the friction of minds which illuminates a subject." I'M, members of the Press, let me urge you, never engage lu a cuntro versy with an ignorant, vainglorious, cross and disagreeable editor a car ping critic, a chronic faultfinder, who will go out of his way to criticise and condemn your acts. Give him a wide berth, "the right of way." Ignore him ! Let him "bay the moon" to his heart's pleasure, till he sees how ridic ulous he appears and retires, disgus ted with his own vain performances. In conclusion, let me add, that the Journalist who makes no enemies, can have no true friends, for a weak, vas dilating and negative character at tracts neither friend nor foe. You can not run with tlie hare and hold with the hounds. You can not serve two masters. You can not carry wa ter on both shoulders. You must de clare yourself 00 all great questions, and in doing so, must needs please one element and offend the other. But be It so, for a bold advocacy of a ques tion will draw about you an army of friends, while your enemies, though heartily despising you, can but ad mire your bold, open-handed and ag gressive policy. Stand by your friends at all times, grapple them about you with hooks of steel ; ask no favor of, and give no quarter to, your enemies; but rather congratulate yourself for having made them, for tlicu you may know that you have within you the elements of success, if not greatnrss. Btlll. in thy right hand carry ircntlA neuee. To silence envious tongues. Bo just and fear not; Let all the ends thou aim'st at, be thy coun Thy'fjoa'B and Truth's." FALSE IDEA ABOUT MONEY. North Mississippi Democrat. When you reduce the volume of primary money, you reduce the valuo of property as expressed in dollars" Coin's Financial School. As tho above item has been going the grand rounds of the silver-bug press we stop just long enough to puncture it and let t he wind out of it. If the vilue of property as expressed in dollars is reduced as tho volume of primary money is reduced, the con verse of the proposition must be true, that as you increase the volume of primary money, you likewise increase tlie value of property as expressed in dollars. Then, how is it that the value of property in this country, as expressed in dollars, has increased at more than Ave times the ratio of tho Increase of primary money ? How is it that in France, which has two and a half times the per capita circulation of England, that the prices of the great Rtaples are approximately tlie same? Right here, let us say, is the error which all the silver! tes seem to fall into, and which consequently be fogs all their attemps to rationally handle tho money question: Money is not the basis of value, and never was; it Is only a measure of valuo which exists in cotton, wheat, wool,, iron, lands, silver, copper and a thou- ' sand other things which admiuister to the wants of man. Money Is no more the basis of value than the yard stick is the basis of cloth or a pound weight is the basis of sugar. The value of any commodity rests upon Its utility and is controlled by the amount of labor Its takes to produce It. The credits of a country are based upon the property of the cottotry. The debts of a country are paid Id Its commodities, the products of the soil and the handicraft of Its people. Money is the measure of the value of these products and is a convenience , for their inter-change. Properties now aro cheaper not because their la less money, for that Is not true, but be-. cause It takes less labor to produce them than it did when they were valued as a basis of credit. This is the essence of the whole money controv ersy, and effectually sets to' rest the v old chestnut that the low prices of products are due to a scarcity of money. President Cleveland Is out Ashing again. Samuel J. TUden was for sound money just on tbe same plat form that Cleveland to-day. - ' : r; , -' .