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Olltrlal Journal of THW OF MKAUOt P. K. MAYERS. EDITOR. TO ADVERTISERS. Tim Democrat-Star ia tlic olilcst ncwsnruwr of the Mississippi (lulf Coast ; has a larger bona-fide circulation than any other newspaper in this section ; therefore it is The Best Adrcrtising Medium. AdTcrtiscrs, Bear tbis in Mind. THIS PAPER IS ALIHOME PRINT, Seranton, Mississippi: FRIDAY OUTOllEU 2!), 1897. OUR AGENTS IN NEW ORLEANS. Mrn. MrKNBKNY A ItlCKMN, FleuyUM llfltllllNK. A WORD TO OUR DELINQUENTS, ' Ever since the quarantine 1 and sickness here the Demo-chat-Star lias been Issued regularly every Friday, and our patrons at liome and abroad bare been served wltli the pa per, although it has been printed at a (treat loss to the proprietor. None of our delinquents have responded to our call for some pay. Again we ask for a remittance, Who will respond. Our financial condition makes us look as solemn as this picture. Elections are to take place In several States next Monday. Negroes won't work when free ra tions are to be distributed. The Vlcksburg Post Is still poking fun at our Governor. Jack Frost will be duly welcomed all over our beautiful Southland. It Is to be hoped tnat frost will kill tthe x-spurts along with the gernis. This appears to he a year of sick ness throughout the United States. The Democracy elected all their candidates for Nashville last week. Scarlet fever has made its unwel comed appearance at Washington, Ga. It Is said that all the cases of fever occurring in New Orleans are not re ported The fever scare and quarantine has knocked out all our courts f jr the present. The Vicksburg fair has been post poned until next year on account of quarantine. The District W. C. T. U. convention will meet in Wesson on December "th, 8th and 9th. The Herald says the health of Me" rldian continues good. Health is bet' tcr than wealth. The board of health of Bay "St. Louis acknowledges the fever there to be yellow fever. When yellow fever was found to c 1st at Montgomery, Ala., over 4,000 people left the city. The Port Gibson Reveille says Sena tor "II. D. Money is in nearly every sense a demagogue." The New Orleans papers estimate that the Crescent City's loss on ac count of yellow fever is $1,000,000. The board of health of New Orleans has ordered that' all yellow fever flags be taken down and no more be put up. Gov. McLaurln returned to Jackson last Saturday, and It is said that he will stay there until the excitement Is over. Hon. II. D. Money arrived at Car rollton last week, and was warmly greeted by his old friends and neigh bors. Another of the old guard of aboli tionists, Hezcklah Davis Sharpe, died at Brooklyn, N. Y., the other day, aged 86 years. The Greenville people are going to make hurculean efforts to secure the encampment of the StatcNatlunal Guard next year. Mr. Henry McNellly, of Jackson, and Miss Sallie McLemorc, of Merid ian, were married at the latter place on tbc0th Inst. Waveland has quarantined against Bay St. Louis and Bay St. Louis bas quarantined against Waveland. Tit for tat game. Mayor Harrison, of Chicago, Is mak ing' speeches in New York City this week in behalf of the Democratic candidate for greater New York. The Grenada Sentinel says that Jackson Is so scared that' you can't send your regards to e friend there unless they are fumigated. About 600 Mtsslssippians, mostly from central and northern portions of tbe State, are rcfugeeing In St. Louis. Their stay depends on the appearance of frost. ' When It comes time to settle for the useless quarantine In Ibis State a howl will go up from the northern to the gulf coast. The poor tax-payer will be bled robbed. Messrs. Robinson & Locke wbo re cently purchased the Meridian Her ald, says It Is their intention to give Meridian a "first-class morning pa per." We hope so. THE END 13 NEAR. The increase in severe and fatal eases which has been noticed lately In our town, Instead of heightening the fears of the panicky inclined, should rather be looked upon as a presage that wo are drawing to the end of our troubles. The coining of Jack Frosl, with his germ killing ef fects, cannot be delayed much longer. It Is the common opinion that the end of our present trials will also he the beginningofa general boom In the commerce and industries of our town; so much so that In a few weeks even the pessimists wiil scarcely realize that we have passed through such a trying ordeal. It wfll doubtless require some time for the laboring classes to recover completely from their late lack of work. Hut it Is consoling to know that they are not left unaided In their present distress. Indeed one of the beneficial results of our past troubles will have been to bring out In a prac tical manner that charily that binds together the members of the same commonwealth, and to stir up in the hearts of those who have been helped in their needs feelings of genuine and lasting gratitude. The fever Is spreading at Montgom ery and appears to be of a virulent UPC- The bulk of the estate of the late Geo. M. Pullman is to be held by his widow until death, when it reverts to the children. The Greenwood Commonwealth's reference to the death of Charles A. Dana is unique, pointed and a history n a few words of a peculiar charac ter who had lived over 70 years. A train on the New York Central plunged Into the Hudson river on the 21th Inst., and twenty-eight passen gers and employes of the road were killed, and fully a like number If not more were injured, some fatally. Sunday was a liveliest Selma day since the war. The day opened up with a train of more than a thousand refugees and the exodus has con tinued throughout the day. Hun dreds fleeing to the country in watr ons, on account of the fever. Rev. D. I. Purser, pastor of the Valence Street Baptist church, New Orleans, died in that city last Friday, of fever. In the death of this divine the Baptist church is bereft of one or its bright and shining lights. The Presbyterian Synod of New Jersey is greatly stirred up because one of Its preachers, Dr. Chas. Wood ruff Shields, signed an application for a liquor license for Princeton Inn. Col. John L. I'nwer, of Jackson, the pliilnn Ihrnpist and noble Christian gentleman, wired the editor ot the Democrat-Stir Wednesday to draw on him fur $50 for the benefit of our ferer sufferers, which we immediately turned n?er to the Relief Committee. The world truly made belter by harine lived in it such men as John I.. Power, and in behalf of nnr snf5i;nDjr people we return thanks to him for his generous donation. Mr. Thos. W. lirame, a lawyer who formerly lived here, but now a resident of Macon, sent the editor of the Dem- ckat-Stak on the 20th inst., $37.50, being a contribution of the citizens of Macon for the sufferers of the fever at this place. This was a very kind and thoughtful deed on the part of Mr. Brame, and highly appreciated by our people. We turned the money over to the relief committee. Chancellor N. C. Hill, of this dis trict, who left Biloxi at the breaking out of the fever and visited the Nash ville Centennial, has arrived at Hal- tlesburg with his family, where he ex pects to locate permanently, so the Progress of that town says. We re grct to lose Chancellor Hill as a citi zen of the coast. Dr. Guiteras, the United States yel low fever expert, says that yellow fever cannot originate on the Ameri can coast, and It must be imported. He says also that 90 per cent, nf the cases of yellow fever, imported into the United States, comes from Cuba. All the State officers are still away from their offices at Jackson, from which they Ignominiously fled at the first report of yellow fever. The courageous old Secretary of State, Col. John L. Power, like a Roman sentinel of old, unflinchlnclv stood his ground. All honor to him. Capt. W. H. Hardy, of Meridian, and Col. W. W. Hungerford, of the Gulf and Ship Island Railroad, ar rived at Lumberton on the 19th lust, with a full corps of civil engineers. They started from that place the sur vey of the Natchez and Gulf Railroad. Tjils proposed railroad will run thro' a fine timber and farming section of the Ststo and give Natchez a direct line to the Gulf Coast. It connects at Lumberton with the C. L. & G. R, R which connects with the G. and S. I, R. It., at Maxcy, 45 miles from Gulf- port. Moss Point Refuses to Allow an Investigation. Mobile News, 20th Inst, says : Yesterday it was report ed that small pox existed at Moss Point, Miss. Health Officer Rhett Goode telegraphed a physician at Seranton, enquiring Into the report and whether they would allow an in vestigation. Dr. Goode was seen this morning and asked relative to the matter. The doctor stated that he received a telegram last nlgbt from the physician at Seranton, stating the Moss Point officials refused to allow an Investigation, either . for small pox or yellow fever, and no one would be permitted to enter Mom Point under any circumstances. MURDER.'.D AT BACK BAY. An Aged Couple MurcTi and The! Bodies Cremated. Last Friday morning there occurred on Hack Kay a crlmo of the most hor rible arid diabolical character, no less than tlio Incineration of an aged cou ple In their own house. For several years there have been living on Hack Bay, some three or four miles from Biloxi, a Mr. J. S. Park- hurst and his aged wife, quiet, retired and kind people. The Parkhursts came originally from Iowa, where the climate was too severe for them, and had secured for themselves a comfort able home surrounded with many con vcnlcnccs, and there lived their quiet and unobtrusive lives. The property was In a Very Isolated and unprotected place, and as they were growing old they were trying to dispose of their possessions and move to a more thick ly settled locality. When the news of their having been destroyed was brought to this city, olllccrs and relatives of the deceased quickly repaired to the place, where it was found the report was only too true. The house In which the aged couple lived was wholly destroyed and only tho charred remains of the unfort unate couple were found to tell the tale of their sad ending. The -ahum was first brought to Biloxi about 4 o'clock In the morning, but a number of parties have been foil fid who claim to have seen the fire burning about 2 o'clock. The Drst news brought was by the quarantine guards, the line between A vondale and Biloxi running very near where the fire occurred. When the people gathered there the Are had practically burned Itself out, and nothing could be done toward saving anything. As usual in times like this rumors began to fly us to w ho done this foul act, and many theories were advanced in regard to the horrible deed. The centre of suspicion seemed to rest upon H. Gibson, who had been staying with the couple some two or three months and who had made a bargain to buy the place. This man Gibson claims lo have come from Philadelphia and re presented himself as having money, but his actions have not sustained his claims. Some two months ago Gibson agreed to buy the Parkhurst property ana gave in payment a check for $1500 on a Philadelphia bank. There are Ave persons under sus picion, but The Times-Democrat cor respondent mentions those now under arrest and against whom all the evid ence so far adduced tends. These are Gibson, his wife and one Volkes. There are many suspicious tilings connected with Gibson's actions. He and his wife have lived with the Park hursts for the past two or three months, but last evening he sent her to spend the nlgbt with some distant neighbor. When the visitors arrived at the scene of the fire this morning lie claimed to have been badly burned and could not talk. This was soon proven to have nothing in it, and his injuries are of no consequence at all. He claimed to have been aroused by the explosion of cartridges in his room, which had been caused by the Are, and yet made no effort to arouse the other inmates of the household until he saved and carried beyond the reach of the flames every particle of his personal property. Among his possessions, which are in the keeping of the officers, was found a fully-load ed revolver. The theory of the rela tives of the deceased couple is that the murder and flfc were commuted to obtain the deeds of transfer to the property, which had been drawn and signed. These papers are missing to day, and Gibson claims they were des troyed In the fire. Gibson was sent to Jail at Mississip pi City without the benefit of bail. Rabbit hunting as an Industry bas beeu stimulated in parts of Kansas by advertisements of firms who offer to pay 3 cents each for the Jack rabbit skins, (half price for damaged ones), 8 cents t pound for pieces and 5 1-2 cents a pound for cottontails. The fur Is wanted by hat manufacturers. The playful students of Boulder University in Colorado tossed a new collegian on bis head the other day and probably broke his neck, which leads our cold-blooded contemporary, the Commercial-Appeal to remark: There is nothing like getting a liberal education In the neck. The Hattlesbtirg Progress gives the legislators warning, as follows : "The school book trust ought to be kicked out of the State and every legislator who favors Its presence ought to be kicked out with it. Legislators and school book trusts are going to be watched during the next session of the Legislature." A bright Kansas editor, who Is away up in statistics, has figured out that It costs the people of the United States $25,000,000 a year to be born, 1300,000,000 a year to be married, 175. 000,000 to be burled aqd UO0,O00,0O0 to get dfunk. Secretary Wilson, of the United States Agricultural Department, has commenced to distribute camphor tree slips to the citizens of the Gulf States as an experiment in tbe culture of this plant. A dispatch from Denton, Texas, says the screw worms have become bad in that vicinity and are attacking human beings, tbe death of several persons having been caused by the loathsome pest. . It is proposed to divide Alaska, ere- i sung a new territory to be called I Lincoln. SHUT IN. Editor Democrat-Sur. Yellow fever, shotgun quarantine microbes, hard times and a set of bad ly scared people arc the order of the day I rf this neck of the woods. Now Mr. Neal Taylor, who lived near Wool Market, died on the 10th and his dis case was pronounced to be yellow feve by tho Doctor who was called In losee him. Immediately a guard was placed at bis bouse to prevent any one from passing to or from his place. Shortly a rigid quarantine was established against the earth, east and northeast of Stonewall and Wool Market, and your serine sojourns on the east o these two "cities" arid was exposed to tne above mentioned case of fever, he happens to be one of the un for tun ate ones wbo are "shut In" from tb outside world by this afflicting, und fit iliV nilriil iinli)iiti 1 1 mi ru rt t i n t trlin If a band of wild Indians had made their debut in this community they would not have caused greater con sternation than obtains among a great many or our people, it Is marvelous to think that sturdy men, who arc fearless of. man, aud will stand before leaden mlssl es of death, wiil tremble and nee from a microbe like a rr it it- ened haro before a tiack of hounds. However, 1 suppose this is a part of uuman weakness, a yellow nag and sentinel are two objects that we preacher -folks have the pleasure, or raincr me displeasure or looking upon from morning till eve. How lonu this unpleasant, condition or attain may iasi, me good ora only knows. My cauoia opinion Is, that If the people would have Christ established in tneir Hearts and nuictlv rest node tne snaauw or i i is wings, t would be far better than to hide behind all tbe quarantines In Christendom, for after an, tne most rigid quarantine only temporarily Keen wit i n bounds, th dreaded plague. I consider that more Harm results from rig d Quarantine regulations than from the fever, for It paralyzes business, demoralizes the people and brings wautf and til tuns starvation upon the poor, besides be ing a neavy urain on the public tre.is- ry. ti. it. ft- ool Market, Harrison co., Mian., Oct. !W, lwr. OttDEiiiN Rkoahdto FilElOrtT TO the Coast Towns. On Saturday last the following rules and regulations were adopted and promulgated by Drs, tt 1 l . 1, 1 . . . . w ii. a. uanmnu ii. it. narraison, rep resenting the Stale Board of Health in the ixfected towns on the Coast: i irsi Any authorized renresenta tive of tbe State Hoard of Health nau be permitted to pass into any iowu ur county on llic coast to inves tigate suspected cases of ye ow fever or to pass through any town or county on the coast In tbe discharge of his omciai duties. Second All nermits irivrn hv Drs n. a. uani ana it. a. nana sun. not in eonliict with the general orders of me Hoard of Ilea th. s hail be honored by all county and ruunicmal boards on mu coast. 1 bird The town of Seranton is r. nit u ea to receive all classes of freights iroin Mobile and ew Or pans to l. shipped under tho supervision of the Limeu .-stales marine Hospital service auiuuuoi tuese chips. A rew years ago, according to the liostou iran-script, an inventor who had devised a new sleeping car took his plans to Mr. Pullman. The latter, alter looking over them, said, ''There Is an Idea there. I will give you $100,- 000 cash for your patents." Tim in ventor was a poor man, and lie would not accept the terms, lie said that f the idea was worth J.100,000 to Pull man it was worth millions to him. The car was built and proved a finan cial ratiure, and it is believed that even to this day the Inventor does not know where the "idea" was whose presence Mr. Pullman discerned In the working plans. juiie a sensation was created at Sai d is some days ago when a basket containing twin boys of a few hours old was found upon the front porch of one of the dwelling houses on West Lee street. Tho occupants of the house knew nothing of the matter until late in the morning. There pa rents are not known, and the littleones aTc being cared for by a negro woman They have been named Romulus and Remus. . The Jackson refugees In Rankin ad dressed a long petition to the Jackson authorities week before last, praying to dc allowed to return home, as they had been out thirty days, and sleeping on rodder piles, eating 'possum and tatters and drinking branch water did not agree with tbem. The author! tics, now.ever, while sympathetic. were obdurate, and the refugees are out yet. The Hattiesburg Citizen says that work on the Mobile, Jackson and Kan sas City .'Railroad is progressing not withstanding the yellow fever scare. It ts informed that a larger crew is now at work than there has been at any ti me since the construction began The compafiy offered last week to take .200 or MX) negroes who were suffering oecause orane quarantine, and pay them good wages for their work. , The Clarksdale Banner truly says: ihe South can raise her own wheat. corn, bacon, sugar and molasses, and wnen she does so she will make herself prosperous with her cash-producing cotton crop." Emporia, Kansas, ie excited over the discovery that tbe faculty of the State Normal School bas advised stu dents to wash their feet three times a week. It is now in order for the populists to demand the instant re moval of tho faculty. The Dally Dry Goods Record of New York, says the cotton crop of this year will not exceed 9,371,532 bales. For three years the Record bas made estimates of the crop, only miss ing the actual figures by a few bun. dred thousand. W. J. Bryaq will speak durlmr tha closing week of the Ohio campaign. Hanna nor any of his set will, meet Bryan. Subscribe for tbe Democrat-Stab. OR. HAMILTON'S CHARGES. The following Is copied fron. the Coast Beacon, published lit Pass Christian; aud the lirst paragraph is the comments of that paper on the subject involved: Dr. John B. Hamilton, into sur geon general of the Marine II ispital Service, makes tho following charges against the location of the quaran tine station at Ship Island, and his views on this matter have proven cor rect. We have always opposed the location of this pest house at the gale of entrance to the Mississippi coast for the same reasons that ir. Hamilton advances, and there Is no denying the fact that as long as it is permitted to remain at Miip island we will constantly be exposed lo the in troduction of yellow fever into our midst. In addition lo ills other charges Dr. Hamilton says that the station is being maintained at its present location in detlanco of law, und if this charge be true those who are guilty should be severely pun- isiicd. The New Orleans Picayune gives the following report of Dr. Hamilton to the Secretary of the Treasury in 1833: 'in my judgment, one of the Chun- dcleur Islands, or the Grand Gozier, would be a much better place tor the quarantine, and would in tho long run, be less expensive to manage than the one on Ship island. Ship Island being on tbe border or the Mississippi Sound, one of the chain of low lying Islands forming the boundary be tween the Gulf of Mexico and Missis sippi Sound, Is directly in the line of travel ror vessels bound to Pasea- goulu, Biloxi, Pass Christian and Lake 1'oiiteliartrain. Vessels coming to these ports for lumber and timber are very apt to become infected while ly- ug near the quarantine anchorage, aud it was only with great ditliculty that such vessels were prevented t his year from being Infected, and, as sta ted by Dr. Gudrrey and Mr. Uletin, it is scarcely possible for the location of the buildirigsou the islaud "to have been much worse" with rufeicncc lo tliis point. Moreover, for vessels going to cw Orleans, Ship Island is a long dis tance from the passes of the river and too far from the track of vessels bound for Jew Orleans, a Doint renealedly made by the Louisiana State Board of Health. A new station on one of the Chandeleur Is'ands, if erected, would apparently cost but little more than to make the necessary altera tions aud place in proper condition the Ship Island quarantine, and it would then be in a place not only safe, but convenient. Dr. Hamilton s statement of tbe dangers of the situation as it existed was fully justified by the facts, aud so impressed was he with the neces sity lor the removal of the station from till i p Island that he usver rest ed until Congress authorized the re moval anil appropriated $."U,000 lor the erection of the proper structures on the North Cnandeleur Island, in the Gulf of Mexico, off the eastern side of tne entrance lulu tbe mouth of the Mississippi river. The station was ready for business In the beginningnl 188!), aud was earned on with entire success and ben ell t to the public health until it was wrecked by the hurricane of October, 18.U1, which rav- tged theuuir coast, l lie station was then abandoned, and Ship Island was again resorted to. Dr. Hamilton, commenting on these facts says. Miip island is live miles from shore in Mississippi Bay, and Chandeleur Island is twenty-eight miles from shore. The change i deemed abso- utely necessary to pKvent dangerous diseases rrom obtaining a foothold in the communities along the Gulf. Th Chandeleur Island Station was neve popu'ar with ollicers, however, because t was so rar rrom shore. iNoattcmnts were made to repair tin Quarantine buildings, however, and it was gener- v advertised that 1 had make a mis take in causing the change to be made from Ship Island. About two years ago the station on (Jtiandcicur island was entirely abandoned and the sta tion re-established on Shin Island, in open defiance to the laws of Congress nd in the race or determined and vigorous protests from the health it ii tnorities or the tstate or Miss ssmn Last year the seeds were sown, and this year we are reaping the harvest or death. J. he changing back of the quarantine station to Ship Island was a crime, and tne responsibility of tne move rests upon tieneral Wvman as the head of the Marine Hospital nervice. amp island is entirely un suited for a quarantine station. It is surrounded by shoal water on three sides! There Is thirty feet of water on one side, and practically all the ships land on that side. There is comparatively free Intercommunica tion between the crews of vessels at anchor. Not only that, but It Is a common practice, winked at by the officers, for men from Hie siips at the islands to visit the mainland every night. Under this criminally loose nd negligent discipline It Is Imnossl ble to prevent contagious or tenaci ous diseases from being carried ashore. A . quarantine station on Ship I land affords no protection againstepidemics. It Is a great pity mat a terrible scourge, such as Is now nnctlng l ie UU I cities, should have been necessary to my vindication. Under tho circumstances, and in view or the ract that 1 was viciously at tacked for having caused the removal of the qaarantine station from Ship iBtand to Chandeleur Island, I have no hesitation in calling public atten lion and lo locate the responsibility. A correspondent wants to know the rlgln of the phrase: "He Isn't in it." An exchange explains that It was first used hy an editor who died and went to heaven and looked nround for the man who took his paper and read It for three years and then refused to pay for it. An exchange thinks the oyster and strawberry have each done their share In evangclizina the world. Thevhave built more churches, paid the salaries of more ministers, and helped more heathens than any other two natural agencies. Dr. John Guiteras, the Philadelphia spurt has been to Selma, Ala., and of course, found some yellow fever. It is to be hoped he will never come this way again. If there Is anvthlns that dIvm a longing for eternal rest and sleep aod damp solitude it Is a man who comes to a town or country and builds up a good paying business, grows rich from tbe resources of a Drosneronsenuntrv. and then squats down on a door-knob ana is ton internal stingy to even let the gravel grind in bis gizzard. . loiuiig art (afk.) rce i'ress. GIBBON & SON; SHIP FURNISHERS, Pascagoula, "Miss. Cooking GallcyH, Galvanized Tanks, Life Kelts, Bunka Gallpy. and Tablo Furnishings, 'Bedding, Cutlery, Lift Rafts, Lifo Boats. Conilet outfitting contracted for Come and sec our "Iron Bunks," no bugs, no roaches can harbour in tliein, Brptt'iiilx'r 3, 1H07. . jp Jin O. RANDALL, President. H. M. PLUMMEK, Casherj J. W. STEWART, iooa. , xiisi'.A.sxjxaxxxro Paid Up Capital, $25,000 ; Surplus, $7,500. SCRANTON SCRMTON, MISSISSIPPI. Transacts a general Banking Business.' Safctv Deposit Boxes for rent, ranging in price from $4 to. $7 pcr vear Interest paid on Time Deposits in our Savings Department! X31reotor i J. W. Btcwart, B. J. June, O. Kundnlt, O. M. Luce, F. l). Bccht, J. I. Ford P K Marnr. July ao, urn. ' M-ljr ;J!JEW STORE," i .... i 7 The largest and most complete line of mmm j Furniture, Mtitliiiff, Itugs, lamp $ and House Ftii'iilshiiiff Goods In Seranton, for Cash or Install ment. Also full lino tients' Funilsliinir" SHOES, DRY GOODS, GROCERIES. FEED. ETC-. ai k'hk Bottom prices, are all new Fresh Stock. We J. P. ILARUZAN, Thompson's old stand, Delnias Avenue aud Cauty Streo SCRAXTON, February 5, B Hughes & Herriok. 3 (Successors to W. J. E. Gjsuaud), SCRAXTON; MISS., ! DRY GOODS, HOTIOHS, BOOTS & SHOES, S GROCERIES, F ED and GRAIN. 3 2 filXKKAL MEltCJIAJVmSE. Furniture sold on the Installment Plan. Inducements offered to CASH JBUYEKS! January 8, l!n. IS GOO RESPONSIBLE ?" Editor Democrat-Slur. Seeinjf a letter In tho biloxi Re view copied rrnni the Times-Democrat headed, "Is God rvesponsible?" and written by Rev. VV. L. C. Hunnicut, suggested the following thoughts: "Behold 1 set before you a blessing and a curse a blessing if ye obey and a curse If ye will not obey." Now, the question naturally arises, do wo be lieve that God has sent this fever as a curse, if so, for what, and whom has He punished? "Have we been given to covetousncss or idolatry? Have we overreached our neighbors in trade. and oppressed the hireling? Have we desecrated the day, which God requires us to keep holy?" Admit that we have aoneaii tnisaud more, who has suffer ed most for It, the guilty or innocent? Have an tnose who were fortunate ana carerui enough to leave when danger threatened, been able toescane God's wrath, and has no guilty one uscupuur uou is omniscient, omni present and omnipotent, and we may be able to escape from pestilence, but not rrom ms wrath. If God bas sent His curse on our lovely country, must we alone, who are here and In a fw other afflicted places, suffer? Jan I believe that God laid His hand on mv good Christian friend and neighbor. iua took his lovely daughter idol of his and a fond mother's heart, and i n less than two weeks' time another a darling little boy. maklmr fund hearts bleed because of other' niiis. or are those fund parents more slniul man we? JSo! 1 believe not. What has that poor wife and mother dune that He should take her husband this this morn inn, and leave her liiimiltwil and penniless, aud two babies lo care for?' What had the vountrman rlnno. whn J!-.,. i. . . . ' uieu nere iasi weeK aiwl quarantined from honiu and wife died when he naa tne ocst or medical uttention and kind mend and nurses to minister 10 mm titeu oegging to be spared that he might see his blind wife and hah. again; so polite that when, in the ago ny of death, he hannened to Kt.rlitn hi ai icuaani oy tossing ms arms, he said "niPASA PYfMUA llin Wna h. n.n.l.. I v. . ua lib 1"IJMI tor tbe sins of some poor luhumnn wretch, or was be taken that hl hour.. broken blind wife might be made morany ocuerr Wli li t h.M tk.. . id.. mnM dying while I pen this: who will not see to-morrow s sun, done more than some of tbe rest of us, that they should have to die to-day? , Is my friend whom i nursed last night a worse man than yon or I, that be should suffer so lonir. or am wn spared to pay the penalty some other time when a community needs chnst.- eulng? "God sends the rain alike on tbe Just and unjust." . Arthe citizens of Edwards worsen man tnose or otner towns rr.wnn Ocean Springs and there, -that' tha m i. i . i - - - place icver auouui ue carried to lliut J. I. FORD, VlcfrPresltfoit. E, J. JANE, Aiiittanf Cashier. VuMvr Mosa Point Branch. 18 STATE BANK, tt can save you money our Goods MISSISSIPPI. PASCAGOULA STREET. 471J -SI and kill some of her good people? If they are wicked and God wishes to punish them, must my poor cousin, widow, be taken from her good oW Christian widowed mother, and other gioed people bo taken to p.iyfortle bins of that town?. God forbid! To-day has been a beaut iful one, but O! how sad to some hearts here. Here's a family of seven with six down with fever. There are numer ous nppeals for all. but we .can say that we are not forsaken by ear friends, besides donations from a distance eoruea a nice amount from our sister town of Moss Point, tbat has been more fortunate than our town. May such blessings to us con tinue to flow till frost comes to our relief: . "We lioold live for those wbo love n, For thoM whose bearta are true, For the heaven that .miles a'oove , And awriu ow apirlla, loo. , lot the C4UK that ntieda asslstanrc, For .be wrung that need rt'si.tam-e, For the future in Hie diatanre Aud Ihe hood that we can do." P. D. C. Seranton, Ulaa., October 98, 1897. The following table shows the num ber of cases or tbe prevailing fever and deaths reported for the twenty four hour's ending at 8 o'clock Thurs day, October 21th : Caset. Ocean Springs... 0 Biloxi 12 Barkley...... 2 Seranton 9 Edwards 0 Orange Grove...... 0 Mobile 5 New Orleans 62 Death 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 3 8 Total. .':.".... ... BO OAnnral John R. Gordon, the famous Georgia confederate, bas had to cancel all engagements to lecture. He h been in consultation with specialists In New York, and he wires to tbo Lyceum bureau : "Make no more en gtfgemewts. nave lost over 40 pounds of fleslc Strength gone from over work." NOTICI TO JBW""" STEVEDORES I In formulating rules for protection of log ins fleet in the. bar, the matter of f urate!" the dunnage and apparel of Bteredorea waa overlooked. We wish to eay for their Infor mation that the came rule appllei to them aa to Maatera and Crewe of veiiele. Capt. voi ney Brown baa charge of tele work at Faece goula, and all Stevedore orothemgoi M board reseela tn the harbor will apply town tb going. The object of Stevedorearrpo' Inn tt the bland, ! that they may preae" , certlfteate of dtolnfoctlon,or If necesarr r. nialnlooarantlDecawp. uKB B.F. Quarantine Phylcll Bound Island, Oct. a, um. Subscribe for the Democrat-ST"'