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Official Journal of TOWR OF Kf R1KT01, P. K. MAYERS. EDITOR. TO ADVERTISERS. The Democrat-Stab is the oldest newspaper of the Mississippi Gulf Coast; has a larger honn-fidc circulation than any other newspaper in this section ; therefore it is The Best AflTcrtising Mm, Adrata, Bear this in Mini THIS PAPER IS All HOME PRINT. Scran ton, Mississippi: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 5, 1807. OUR AGENTS IN NEW ORLEANS. Hn,n. MrF.NF.KNY A IllTKLl.V, Plcnyune nnllilln. A 0ED TO OUR DELINQUENTS. Ever since the quarantine and sickness Iiere the Demo- Wat-Star lias been issued regularly every Friday, and our patrons at nomc ami abroad have been served with the pa per, although it has been printed at a great loss to the proprietor. None of our delinquents bare responded to our call for some pay. Again we ask for a remittance. Who will respond. Our financial condition makes us look as 6olcmn as this picture. And Memphis has not "It." Cotton Is only 5 cents per pound. Corinth's electric lrght plant is now In operation. Leprosy is said to exist in Cincinnati to some extent. The sickness at Hay St. Louis is tailed the "terriflclal fever." John R. McLean has withdrawn from the Senatorial race in Ohio. Niss Belle Kearney, temperance lecturer of this State, is In Alaska on duty. Money is abundant In Loudon, and Interest very low, but not so in this country. Wonder If the yellow fever will be the Issue in the next Congressional canvass In this district. Columbus, Ohio, has a population of 100,000, and has 1,300 physicians- one to evcry77 persons. The Lynchburg Press says Sam Jones is now 50 years old and that Is time ho was getting religion. Wm. B. Sorsby, of Mississippi, has been appointed consul at San Juan del Norte (Grcytown) Nicaraqua. Dr. Gulteras says that it Is all fool Ishness to claim that yellow fever germs can be carried In newspapers Mississippi has 441,220 acres of pub lic lands, and yet our towns and villa ges are crowded with idle able-bodied men. Gen. Castillo, the Insurgent leader, was betrayed In the hands of the Spanish recently and then shot by tbem. At Iola, Kan., William J Bryan bought a glass of soda water. When he had gone a bystander bought the glass for $1. The Hernando Promoter says that there Is a negro Campbellite church and also a negro Presbyterian church in Desoto county. The Biloxl Herald can see no fault in Gov. McLaurin, but it constantly finds fault with every word or action of Hon. W. J. Bryan. Wednesday of last week a son was born to ex-President Cleveland. It Is said that the newcomer resembles the parents in point of health. The attendance at the Tennessee centennial last week was 107,927. The total attendance up to and including last Saturday was 1,456,029. The State Board of Health gets quite a roasting by the Blloxi Herald of last week. It deserves all the Her ald says about it and even more. We would like to know In round numbers how much the Federal gov ernment has expended In the South in "stamping" out the yellow fever. Miss Mabel Lowry Batte, grand daughter of ex-Governor Lowry, was among those who succumbed to yel low fever In New Orleans on Monday. AnUrsullne Nun atBologne, whose hundredth birthday is to be celebra ted, entered her convent eighty years ago and has never set foot out of it since. There are over 300 clerks employed in the Land office at Washington, and more than five times this number in the employment of this office through out the United States. Glory to a kind and ever thoughtful Providence, It Is believed that the Democrats have a majority in the Ohio legislature, Insuring the defeat of that purse proud scoundrel, Mark Hanna, Tor the U. S. Senate. Col. E. W. Morrill, of Biloxl, the well known and wide-awake insurance agent of the Gulf coast, has been ap pointed agent of the North British and Mercantile -Company of London and ftlinbufgh, for all cities and tuwus on l1ic coast. JACK FEOST WILL BE HERE SOON. Then Lookout for Wealth and Prosperity. The Weather Iiureau Informs us that In a few days Jack Frost will be with us, as he has left his Northern home, and his chilly breath is already being felt, as with mighty puffs he drives the torrid heat before It I id and with It "Yellow Jack" and hisAlfls; Panic, Fear, Shot guns and Quaran tine, lea vinir behind him in his Southern march a state of restful bliss and happiness followed by unheard of activity and bustle. The pcuplo will awake, visit, move, trade, talk politics and satisfy all their privations, with the natural result of plenty of work, sociability and money for all. Railroad trains, bouts and other conveyances will rush South crowded with refugees returning home, adven turers, gamblers, touts, pimps, clerks, laborers, etc., all after the cash they know so well will be here, to gobble it up and carry it away to (he North. The South Is rich she has stood this for years and can still stand It, and no matter If Yellow Jack pays us a visit once In a while ho always leaves be hind him better times. To the native bom Yellow Jack is a friend as he very seldom kills his own, but to the hordes of Northern adven turers he is a scourge. DEMOCRACY TRIUMPHANT. Tuesday's elections proved to be a perfect landslide for the Democrats. The Republicans have been snowed under in nearly all the States. New York has been carried by the Democracy by over 30,000 majority. Van Wyck's (Dcm.) vote Is over 235,000 for Mayor of greater New York. The Democrats have made large gains In New Jersey, Ohio-, Maryland, and won a brilliant victory In Ken tucky. Virginia, as was expected, gave a Democratic majority of 50,000. Colorado and Nebraska were carried by a combination of Democrats and Populists. Lady Louise Tighe, who was pres ent at the Brussels ball, the night be- fore the battle (.f Waterloo, Is still hale, hearty and lively, though quite a belle when Queen Victoria was born. Ex-Attorney-Gencral Garland has been placed in the hospital at Wash Ington for treatment. Mr. Garland's condition is not encouraging to his friends. Mr. Henry George, author of "Pro gress and Poverty," and candidate of the Thomas Jefferson Democracy for mayor of Greater New York, died on Friday last of cerebral apoplexy. The Dallas News remarks: "The word 'hell' is playing a conspicuous part In the Greater New York cam paign and they are spelling it without a dash." Rev. C. K. Marshall, who had pass ed safely through every epidemic in Vicksburg from 1832 to 1878, nursing and burying hundreds of case3, never had yellow fever, and attributed his exemption to the use of charcoal. Either Gov. McLaurin or Mayor Ramsay Wharton have prevaricated about the episode at the Jackson quarantine station a few days since. The mayor declares that the Govern or was drunk on the occasion and the Governor says he was not. The Michigan Supreme Court has upheld the validity of a recent law in that State, compelling' railways in the State to Issue 1,000-mile tickets, good for any member of a family, for $20. To one hundred and fiftieth anni versary of Princeton College was cele brated on the 22d. Ex-President Cleveland delivered the address, tak- ng for his subject. "The Self-made Man." The will of the late Geo. M. Pull man shows that he was worth $25,- 000,000. Robert T. Lincoln is one of the executors of the estate, and it is said will be elected president of the Pullman Palace Car Company. President McKinley has appointed Gen. James Lnngstrcet, commissioner of railways. The old man was on the ragged edge, and as bo flopped in the last canvass and voted for the Mc-Kiiilcy-Hanna lay out, he has been re warded. The Brandon News says there are over 1,100 delinquent poll tax payers n Rankin county, and that all of them are not the colorod brother; some of them are prominent white citizens. A Missouri girl, according to a western story, recently put on a pair of bloomers and went to surprise her grandparents. Her grandma proceed ed to tear off the bloomers, while grandpa demolished the bicycle with an axe. They then equipped the young lady with a dress and sent her home. . Mrs. Sophie M. Smcdes, wife of Gen. Chas. E. Smcdes, aged about 50 years, died at Mississippi City on the 29th ult. Gen. Smcdes, who is a vet eran of tho Mexican war and of the civil war, serving on the Confederate side, is quite 111 with rheumatic gout, but at last accounts was convalescing. He is 74 years old. Mr. Wm. F. Gray will on the 15th Inst., commence the publication in Meridian, of a high class weekly news paper to be called the Commercial, de voted primarily to the advancement of the industrial, commercial, politi cal and social interest of the city of Meridian. Mr. Gray is a fluent writer, and we bespeak for his new venture abundant success. Subscribe for the DEMOCHAT-Sf AK. DEATH OF EX-ATTORNEY-GENEEAL FORD. At 8:30 p. m. on Monday, November 1, 1897, after a week's Illness from the prevailing fever and heart trouble borne with Christian fortitude, Gen. Thomas Swift Ford surrendered his spirit In ii the hands of his Maker. At the tlmeof his demlseGcn. Ford was 50 years, 7 months and 27 days old. After brilliant legal studies ho mar ried Miss Clarissa Rawls on Dec. 19, J877, and from their union were born nine children, six girls and three boys, one of whom, T.' S. Ford, Jr., of some 18 years Is now completing his educa tion at Monticello, this State. The deceased hud filled with ability and credit two Important State offices. During eight years he discharged the duties uf district attorney for the sixth judicial district, and during two years supplied the vacant Incumbency as Attorney-General, and was a mem ber of the Lower House of tho Legis lature, and also represented the State in the last Constitutional Convention. To his varied mental and social ac complishments, Gen. Kurd united many sterling traits of character that won for him the esteem and affection of a large circle of friends and numerous clients, who appreciated his skillful services at the judicial bar. Taking always a lively interest in all public improvements, which he manifested on several occasions, he succeeded In raising the standard of education ven in the public school of Colum bia, liis native town, In Marion county. He had moved with his family from Columbia last December to the im mediate vicinity of Scranton, where he lived on a large property on the Pascagoula river,- known as "Villa Ada," which he purchased from the Mutual National Bank c.f New Or leans. During bis year's sojourn In our midst the community had learned to look upon him as a most estimable and publicspirited citizen. To the family of his late wife, his nine children, his brother, Dr. T. B. Ford, and his two nephews, Messrs. J. Ira and T. T. Ford, the Dkmociiat- Stak and the community extend the sinccrest expressions of condolence in their sad bereavement. Although the General was a devout ami consistent member of the Metho dist church, and superintendent of the Sunday-school of his church here, in the absence of a minister of his faith, the burial service was conduct ed by Rev. C. J. Ilroders, pastor or the Lutheran church here, assisted by Rev. L. N. Brock, Baptist minister. Quite a large number of friends and acquaintances were present to pay a last sad tribute to the memory of this most worthy citizen. His remains were temporarily Inter red on his property. The pastors of the several churches at Holland, Mich., are circulating pe titions requesting the Postolllce De partment to stop the delivery and re ceiving of all mail matter on Sunday The Philadelphia Record says: "If troubled with fleas In the house an ef fective way to get rid of the intruders is to sweep the house well with salt then each day brush under the beds and In the corners with salt strewn imeraiiy everywhere. Fleas are not tone, oi salt, ana, tnough a few strag glers may remain for some days, they will not hold out long against this treatment. The Brandon News says: A min ister who keeps track of such things, remarked the other day that from the marriage licenses published he noticed tint Just about three col- uien coupies were married to one white couple. The white and colored population in tho county are about equally divided, and there Is only one explanation, and that is that the white people are not marrying as they should. This same minister said that on nis neiu or labor there were at least 200 marrigeable young ladies, and he did not see where they were to get husbands as the eligible young men did not number nearly so many. Elsewhere in the Democuat-Stab of to-day Mark Dees, the Jackson county crank, pours outovcracolumn of Jumbled words and sentences as re gards Moss Point's treatment by us and the people of Scranton generally. Everybody knows Dees' Inordinate vanity and his desire for newspaper notoriety, and pWe him full sway in this line and he is like a bull In a China shop. He reminds of us a good woman we once knew, who said If she could not tell her troubles to some one "she'd show bust!" in repiy to wnat uees terms as flings at the Moss Point people, by us are basely false. During the quaran tine our reporter was not allowed to visit Moss Point, as was his habit every week, to get tho news of the town, therefore, wo had to resort to other mades to obtain the news, and probably some of It was incorrect. . A letter was received here over a month ago by a prominent citizen stating that Moss Point had Ave cases of deuguo fever in one family, and that the doctors there so pronounced it. This letter, wo are told, is in the possession of a reliable man, and that we ought to publish It. This shows that we were not dis posed to publish anything that would In anyway Injure Moss Point and her citizens. We have the greatest love and respect for the people thereof among them are some of our best and truest friends, and God forbid that we should utter or pen a word to their detriment. There are a fow unwor thy characters endeavoring to poison the minds of the people of Moss Point against us and the Democrat-Stab, but we rely too much on their intelli gence that our am Icable relations will thus be disturbed. A PROTEST FROM THE PEOPLE OF MOSS POINT. Edl lor of tin- Pciiiocrut-Stur. Wo feel that the people of Muss Point and the six hundred square miles of territory covered by what is called the "Dees quarantine," have a Just cause of complaint against the editor of the Democuat-Stab. In tho first place we wish to call your attention lo the fact, that from the very beginning of the yellow fever In Scranton you have condemned the "x-spurts," and also your own author ities for iillowim.' them to come Intj your town; yet, perhaps, in tue very next line you condemn Moss Point for not allowing tho "x-spurts" lu our lnwn Several weeks since you charged that your mills were stopped, and your laborers were idle and hungry because quarantine had prevented loirs t oatiiiL' down the river, yet wiicn I wrote you, and showed that it was for want of rain and a high water river, and not our quarantine, that nrtiventiMl the floating or logs, you would not. print my statement. Every rumor you see In any paper, or hear on Vour streets you seem eager to print. In last week's paper you no tice In your local columns, in two places, that line Collins were sent up here,' and by this same spirit some hoodlum at Scranton wrote on the smaller colli n the name of thedaiigh ter of one Of our most efficient quar antine officers. A relative in Scran ton s.'tw or heard of Ibis and wrote lo the gi and mother of the little gir way up In the northern part of this county, and you cau imagine the sad results, when in fact the little girl has never been sick, lou and the "sorrel topned'' correspondent of oth er papers from Scranton, have killed and buried a "Miss Ilioiupson" here half a dozen times, yet from diligent inquiry cannot even find that there has been any such girl or lady here. Now, liro. Mayers, wo have from Ave to ten times as many inhabitants as your place has. owing to I res ii water, marshes and other causes of miliaria on Pascagoula and Dog rivers, ana towns and other sections cannot lay claim to be as healthy as Scran ton, Pascagoula, Biloxi and other places washed by the salt sea waters. You and all your subscribers know, that should yellow fever once stait here there would follow a repetition of 18i)."), and we have live to ten times as many very poor people, dependent on their daily labor than .scranton has. For these and other reasons an epidemic of yellow fever here would have been appalling, and instead of oeing aole to aid, as we are now, our sister towns, we would now be plead ing to the world for help, and would have been compelled to have had many thousands of dollars, hundreds of nurses and dozens of doctors to help us tight the plague. In order to prevent this terrible calamity our people and the State Hoard of Health established anil are maintaining a quarantine, which assure you has, up to this time, been a grand success, and if we can man age to keep out both the yellow fever and your "x-spurts ' until frost, and keep our mills going, so that as soon as quarantine is raised, all your steve dores and merchants can and will have good business from hero; then If you and your pcoplu are fair-minded and want to do right, you will all feel as proud over our success as we do, ami win. Now, Colonel, you make nn under handed lling, and try lo discourage our guards by saying that you learn (when in fact you did not believe a word of It) that the State Board had or would refuse to pay the Dees quar antine guards, and that an elfort was being made to try to get the Board of supervisors lo pay them. Now, this is like all your other "men of straw" and can he brushed away with a breath. But as your paper Is only a weekly, this raise report goes out and has a week to do harm before the truth can overtake it. Tliu facts and truth are as follows: Previous to September 20th, at which time I received my commis sion, Sheriff Moore and Health Officer Kell, by request of the people of Scranton, and by order of the Board of Supervisors put our guards between Scranton and Ocean Springs, Barkley, etc. At that time all Scrantonlans were loyal "quarantines." About Sept. 15th, by request or citizens of Moss Point and other places, guards were placed by Sheriff Moore and Dr. Kell between Scranton and Moss Point, and also auainst Mobile. Not wishing to assume authority too fast, I did not remove any of these guards, but in making out my pay roll (to our State Board of Health) for Septem ber, I put In the time of most of these guards from Sept. 20th up to Oct. 1st, and will in time seo that they are paid. Ever since I took charge and gave these men time on my State time book, for their services afteb Sept. 20th I have been trying to get the Board of Supervisors to pay their own hired men, for their services before Sept. 20th. I had no interest In this, except to see that the men got their pay, and 1 can't see where there was any crime in that. About Oct.: 3d I finished my pay roll for September and mailed it to Jack son, via New Orleans. A few days thereafter I telegraphed tho Board, and they answered that the health au thorities of the city of Jackson would not admit any mail matter from New Orleans, and for that reason had not received my pay roll, but as soon as received there would send to mo tho money. Section 2284 of our Code pro vides that the Auditor shall not issue his pay warrant for the expenses of the Board of Health or quarantine, until such bills are cert ified to bv the President and Secretary or tho Board, and approved by the Governor, hence the delay In getting the money for the guards. But as the President and Secretary have telegraphed me several times that they would send the money as soon as the bills are received, and as the Governor writes me that he will do all he can for it, it seems no one but one whose wishes are father to ins thought, can have any question as to the guards being paid, and such notices as appeared last week 1 1 your paper can do no good, and possibly may do much harm. Having Ave to ten times more peo ple than you have, and admitting that naturally our towns and territory is more subject to malaria than Scran ton, then remembering that you and and your people have claimed for two months that we had vellnw fevnr then when you all see and know that we have no deaths, and no distress, and no begging for helo, doctors and nurses, ann an our industries izoinu ahead, and all our refugees returning, and we are able to help our neighbor ing towns, arc not all these facts suffi cient to show, to the world that we have no yellow fever here and nn need of the "furln x-spurts," that you de clare have done your town moro harm than good. . Wbilo we know that we have no yellow fever here, we have the best of reasons to believe that you have It In Scranton. The deaths and distress your people have had are solemn proofs or this. Now, we have carried oh a very liberal quarantine, and so fur it has been successful. Why not aid us all you can to prevent our peo ple from having the terrible experi ence your people are having. There is no question but that the fight and newspaper controversy of Klaincand others agalristGarlicld was the cause or Instigated Gulleau In murdering the President, and the slings in your paper and the hard say ings of some oi your people may have been the cause or instigated the hood lum In writing the name of our little girl on the colli n mentioned above, and to the other hoodlums in culling tho wires and burning the railroad bridge. Maine had no wish or idea of murder ing Garlleld, and perhaps many of your slings are intended as only as Jests or sarcasm, lint the outlaws see and hear these things and they feci called on to resent what they have been led to believo was a wrong done ineiii. Now, In conclusion, let me say that our territory is oil to one. side. All your peoplo have tho world logo in, except our little territory. Our peo ple are willing to be shut in bore until we can safely go out. Our quarantine does no one any real harm. We are so far free from the yellow scare. We don't need or ask for anything except to be let alone, and believe, and in fact know that in less than three months all the State, and even all the South will feel proud of our work, we close by asking that we be treated as you would want us to treat you if our conditions were ex changed, and 1 atsuio you that this protest is made In tho name of, and after free consultat ion with many of your old mends, who In times past have stood by and supported the "Old Reliable," and are among our best people, and they reel that you should do tlieiu the Justice to print this in this week's paper, together with any comments that you may see tit to make. The two or three coffins re ferred to in your last week's paper are yet in Garner's shop, and are simply as stock to bo used if needed. Respectfully submitted for our peo ple. M. A. Dees, Ajont Miss. State Huiird of lluultb. Moss l'oint, Miss., Nov. l, iMir. HOW FROST FORMS. Frost Is nothing but frozen dew, and that can come only when the tem perature of the object upon which the rrost exists Is down to 32 degrees. Hence it is that when tbo Urst frost appears it is seen on some objects and not on others. It appears on those first which have the greatest property of radiating heat, and hence if a man would place a large piece of silver out In the night air and have moisture around it this would show frost be fore it would be shown upon sub stances having a less quality of radia tion. Hence it Is that there can be no fixed point given at which the thermometer will register and say there will be frost. When the ground is moist and there Is no wind there will be a widei variation betwe n the thermometer and the appearance of frost than when there is a wind and the ground Is dry. When there is no wlud the cool air will naturally settle down near the surface on the ground, and the lliermouietor on tho top of tho Customhouse building might show 10 degrees above 32 and there could be a frost, but when Iho air Is stirred by wind this difference is re duced and under some conditions there will belittle or no difference between the ground temperature and that high In the air. The Ilattlesburg Progress says: Af ter all the African negro comes in for a good purpose. It has beeii discover ed that If the blood of a genuine Af rican negro is injected into the veins of a white man it will prevent the latter from taking yellow fever. Hut such a curse that would befall the man! The very first thing that would enter nis mina arter the blood of a genuine Africa" had entered bis . ... veins would be an uncontrollable de sire to Join the church, and the next to steal something. These would be the first and foremost of his umbi tion and no grass would grow under his feet until he had accomplished both. Then he would want a banjo, two wives, asct of dice, a pistol and a dead negro at Its business end, then be hanged and go straight to glorv t he curse would bo worse than the disease." The editors of the Biloxl Herald and the Review and of the Pascagoula Democrat-Star have all had the yellow fever, and we are glad to say, have recovered therefrom. .Perhaps it would De more correct to say the two former had tho yellow fever and the latter tho "prevailing fever," for Hro. Mayers will not admit that It is the genuine yellow jack that is afflict ing the coast towns. Carthagenlan. We and our wife had a mild case of dengue fever, the same as we bad dur ing the epidemic of 1878. The pre vailing fever here consists of dengue, bilious, malarial and intermittent fe ver. The mortality shows conclu sively that there has been no genuine yellow fever here. And all the deaths which have occurred had complica tions and bad nursing. A large ma jority of the cases that had no doctor and good nursing and home treat ment recovered In a few days. We had no doctor, but good nurses and home treatment. An Indiana man has returned $350 to the pension office, with the state ment that he has recovered from the disability for which the pension was issued. The case Is the first on record. It Is clear that the man is either srazy, fixing to run for office or go to heaven. Truly he Is too good a man to belong to the Republican party. If he is of that party he will seek better compa ny, and will, of course, come over to the Democratic party. The New York Journal remarks: If tho Spanish government contends for and secures the right of search, it should lose no tlmo In Instituting one for those victories Weyler has been claiming. Subscribe for tho Democrat-Star. GIBBON & SON, SHIP FURNISHERS, Pascagoula, Miss. Clinking Galleys, Galvanized Tanks, Life Belts, Uunks Galley and Tablo Furnishings, Bedding, Cutlery, Life Hafts, Lifo Boujs. Complete out fittings contracted for Come and see our "Irori Bunks," no bugs, no roaeles can harbour in them. September 9. 1SH7. O. RANDALL, President. M. PLUMMEK, Cosher; i). W. 8TEWART, 1003. mSTAULIBIIBlJ Paid Up Capital, $25,000 ; Surplus, $7,500. SCRANTON STATE BANK, SCRtNTON, MISSISSIPPI. Transacts a general Hanking Business. Safety Deposit Boxes for rent, ranging in price from ft to $7 per vear Interest paid on Time Deposits in our Savings Department! Xllrootora i J. W. Stowart, It. J. JBn, O. Kundull, O. M. Luce, V. D. Bccht, J. I. Ford. P K MaBr. July 3(1, MOT. h.mbjb, 4-ly wmmr . nn m. urn X The largest and most complete line of- fe Furniture, Matting-, Rugs, lamps $ anil House Furnishing' floods lu ment, aiso mil line licnts' uniisiiiiiu SHOES, DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, FEED, ETC, at Rock Bottom prices. We can save you money our Goods are all new Fresh Stock. TRY US. J. P. LAJSCZAW, Thompson's old stand, Delnias Avenue and Cauty Stroe SCBANTON, MISSISSIPPI. Felnnm-y 5, 1SIIT. . j( ly Hughes & (Successors to W. J. E. Deals " DRY GOODS, HOT!OHS,60QTS & SHOES, IN . GROCERIES, F Furniture sold on tho Installment Plan. Inducements offered to CASH BUYERS! January 8, 180". GOVERNOR'S STATEMENT. He Denies that He Drank or Was In toxicated but Declines to Reopen the Wharton Incident. Jackson, Miss.. Oct. 29. A reporter dropped into the Governor's otllcc this evening and asked him if he had seen the communications of the 23th and 26ih sent out from Jackson. "Yes," said Gov. McLaurin, "I have read them." " What have you to say about them?" asked the correspondent. "Why, my dear sir,.' said the Gov ernor, "1 have not time enough at my aisosai to answer an me unjust as saults and misrepresentations made out of personal spite against me. The communications of which you speak show malice on their face. Tho man who inspired the pieces here, but (111 not sign his own name to it, is not a Democrat, and that Is one of the rea sons for his opposition to a Democrat ic administration. lie did not vote the Democratic presidential ticket last year, and declares now that ho will never vote for Hryan, norany man who supports the Chicago free silver platform. Of course, then, he is po litically iigainst me." "Itut in this Instance I will deviate from the course 1 have observed In not, noticing misrepresentations, and ti ll you the business I hud nt the quaran tine station. I wm there to request Mr. Kernnghan, when he takes charge of the postotllee, to retain Mr. Jo Porter in the olllce, and to give Mr. Thomas Wharton a place, both or whom are lirelong Democrats. Hon. Luther Manshln, a representative of this county and an alderman of this .city, and a man of whoui this State is proud, went with me to umo the in. coming postmaster to retain in the office his neighbor boy, who Is the sup port of a mother. "There Is no yellow fever In Uunkln county or Javkson, and pcoplu froin both sides are In touch of encli other at the bridge. When Mr. Kernaithnn came to the end of the brhtae, a few steps from the guard wire, 1 supposed, and suppose now it. was will) the guard's permission. Wo walked into tne tent, one or the national guard tents I had ordered furnished to the quarantine uutnoi Ities. 1 did not drink anything in the tent. 1 did not go in there lo di Ink. I was not intox icated. "With deen sorrow and contrition I know that nt times 1 luivo too much Indulged nn appetite for trong drink. Against this appetite 1 have striven and prayed to the Creator, In the name of tho Redeemer, who said to the accusers of the poor woman: 'lie that is without sin among yon, let him first cast a stone at her.' Usually I dn notdrink-intoxicunts at all. but sometimes, in un. unguarded moment, the tempter that 1 had thrust away from me a thousand times puts tho snare lo my lips. For this I have drenched my pillow 'with my tears. w hile my prayers implored pardon at J. I. FORD, Vice-President. E. J. JANE, Assistant Cashier, fusilier Mows l'oint Brunch. looa. -n m&w goods, S Scranton. for Cash or Install Herrick Gerard), SCBAKTON, MISS., ED and GRAIN, FASCAGOULA STREET. ly the cross. I desire the prayers nf the good people of the Stnto, that I nwy have Divine aid in overcoming sin Id every form, and that I may be faith ful to the end." "What about the alleged alterca tion nt the bridge?" "That was at once amicably settled between Mayor Wharton Capt. Ewing and myself, and no good purpose could be served by reopening It, and I will, therefore, not repent what oc curred. Mayor Whartnn and Capt. Ewingare brave and courageous gen tlemen; we have long been friends and there is no feeling between us nuw except a feeling of friendship." Thanksgiving Proclamation. Washington, Oct. 29. President McKinley to day issued his first Thanksgiving day proclamation, us follows: "In remembrance of God goodness to us during the past year, which has been so abundant, 'let us offer unio him our thanksgiving and pay uur vows unto the most high.' Under bis watchful providence industry has prospered, the condltiens of labor have been improved, the rewards of the husbandman have been Increased and the comforts of our homes mul tiplied. Ills mighty hand has pre served peace and protected the nation. Respect for law and order has been strengthened, love of free Institutions cherished and all sections of our be loved country brought Into closer bonds of fraternal regard and gener ous co-operation. "Fur these great benefits it is our duty to praise the Lord In a spirit or humility and gratitude, and to uner up to him our most earnest supplica tions. That we may acknowlede pur obligation as a people to him who has so graciously granted us the blessings or rree govern ment ana maienuiim perity, I, William McKinley, presi dent of the United States., do hereby designate and set apart Thursday, tne 25th day of November, for nation"' thanksgiving and prayer, which all of the people are Invited to observe wit" appropriate religious services In tne r respective places of worship, on tm day of rejoicing and domestic reunion our prayers ascend to the giver oi every good and perfect gift for continuance ofh Is love """U"!!!0 oh us, that our hearts may be Ailed witn charity and good will, and that we may be ever worthy of his beneficent concern. . ' "In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and caused the seai of the United States to hIBfl,1x1ca,,nn "Done at the elty of Washington, this 29th day of October, 1897, and ,oj the Independenceof the United &W'e thel22d. By the president, "Jqhk Shbhmak, Scc'y of State Mayor (UaTteTrliirTlaoD, of Cblwujo. , is being boomed for the gubernatorial nomination of Illinois on the Chicago Democratic platform.