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P. K. MAYERS, Proprietor. " LOVE FOR OUR FRIENDS ; COURTESY FOR ALL ; FEAR FOR NONE. Terms-Two Dollar vet Year In Advance. ; " I,,.' ' " ..- ",,,'', . .',.,,1 ,, ' ', " "" " " ''"'"''' " " " " ' '' ' ' ' '' ' " ' ,m" , ......... i, , . ., m .... . .. .. i I...-, i -,,, . , ,. , i.i.,,,.,... ., . . , , VOLUME 53. SCR ANTON, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1897. NUMBER 39. - ' ' 1 . . . . t THE COURTS. rut ntouiM runs. Circuit Court 2nd Diat. TRAD. A. WOOD, Jiuxm. WAI.1KR A. WHITE. Dutiutt Attosw. Iu Ik eouotv of Wsya en th seenmt Mowlay f January an July and cuMlna nix daya. Ultra (aunty of pearl Ittver on th tfiiiil Moo Sv of Anril and Ortubvr Hid enuiiiine ail daya. In lee reant.v of Markm, Mtrond dlotrn-t, on lb fourth Monday f January and July androntluim .li day. Iu llu- Aral diatrirt on Ik flrat Mundajr f Pebreaiv nnd Aueoat nnd continue ei daya In Ik eauutv of tiara Ibr eeeond Mimday f Fabranty aiid AgutaiMtitJBetwr'daya. I tk wmibiv f Jan m Ik Smt Uoudny at Hank nnd Nenteiutor and eautlnae Iwrlv day. I Ik caaatv of Omm on tk aeennd Monday f Hank nnd SitmWraul rontlnn aix daya. let ho emntv of Hanna-a m Ik fourth Monday f Hav auil Xevmibrr nnd eotilinu aix day. )atrraat.vf llrriannwikaruad iloadav f Har .ad SwrMUer ad euMluno all darn. In tk count v f Jarkaon u Iko fourth Monday r April nuil Outokrr, aud eonllnu twelve dv. Chancery Court 2d Dist. X. C. MIX, l.'HixmiJAt. I tho comity of Parl Ulver on th Knit. Monday of January nnd July nnd continue ' In "to county nf Mnrtnn Drat dltrlit. on thnaacond Monday of January nnd July nnd , eoatlnue Six dnya. In tlio avennd dlatrlct. on Ik third Monday of January nnd July and contlnu al dnya. In Mi county nf llamwk on Hi fourth Monday of Jnnunry nnd July and cuntlntio li day. In tnn enmity nf llarrlann on Hi Ami Monday of Prliruary and AuKunt and con tlnn aix daya. la lb county of Jrknn on the anennd Monday of Keumary a d Aiixnat and con tlau aix daya. la the county e Wa.e on the accond Monday of Ju d lleci'iit r. and continue ati day. In the county nf Jon on Jie Drat Monday at March and Prptciulwr ann contluuu nix daya. In the county of .ton nn the n?at Monday of March and tM'utvnttier continue aix day. In tha ennnty of .In.ner on thn nocond Monday of March and Kuptcmher and con tinue aix daya. In the county nf Perry hold In AmriiHla. the Klrt IMatrli't. nn the third Monday of March and Sentonilu'r and continue mIx da vK. In the town nf llat tlrahurir. the Hccnnd )h trlct. nn t ha linos Monday of J line and I oce li ber and continue aix dnva. In the county of Smith on the fourth Mon day of March mid Scptcmlicr. and cnullnui' tlx day. la the count y of fircone on Tliuradny nftiv theneennd Monday nf April and October and Continue thro day. In thn enmilynf t'ovliu'lon on the fourth Monday In April and Octolicr und continue tlx riava. In thn county of SeVtnn nn the Hrnt Mon day nf April and November an l cont inue nix dara. In the county of Lauderdale on the Ural Monday nf May and Nnyrniln-r and euutlmif twenty-four dnya. , In the county nf Clarke on thn third Mon day of April and November and continue lx day Secret Societies. ' WUASTOS. I. O. O. K. Hiiranton liodee No. W. meet ev ry Tueaday ovonlnir at (Mil Cellowa' Hall at 7: o'clock. T.C. Uattl.N.O.i II. H, Kourke. M.Mt.r. cranlon Encampment No. tt. iiiectaevery tdandtlh Friday cvenln at Odd Ki-ll.iwa' Hall alJ:Holock. d.!. rorun. i'. r.i ii.e. Rnnrke. ncrllie. k'nlvkixir I'vlhlaa. MU Ulntil ltdttc No. M. meer every Thurariay evenln at Odd Frllown' Hall at T:M o'clock. Henry .lacnlm. f r . n v tiniir.ii. M. of F A K. of II. A tv F.'lk A. M.. Oulf f,ode No. 4I!. ineel Jnil uil In rach nmnlli at Odd Fellowa' Hall. nrl Nelaon. W. M.i Win. O. Parker. Pecrelarr. .. Woodinon of the World. Hc.raiiton f'amn No . F. I). neclil. f. r.i John V . Morgan, A. L.i B. F. Hrown. Clerk. MOS8 POINT. Tkr.JI..l..iinli.ramiHi in Mewarl'a new hall Moaa Point IrfxlRK So. 111. I. O. O. K.-Kverv Mondar nieht. M . waiam. u.i n. n ikailh.' V. 5.i J B. Chamherila. Heeretary. MnaaPoinl KnrampmKnt Xo. Firat and third . . . afl aa.l . 4 t . ml U M 'mmat rrinav Mint, n. M. naiaina vu.r (hac.II. P.tJ. W. Wwrt, arriiie. Funx.li IjhIm Xo Wt. A F A. M - Krervtkml Kalimiay ni(lil. 0. W.O Ncil, W. M. C. H. Wood. Sa-reUry, Paacntonl Rrnate S. 4M. Ancient Kaaenir Order Kvory aerimd and fonrth Taoaday I; each month; T. W. Adam., aenlor ncnatarri J. J. Mnn took, aeereterv. Voodmen of the World, Nn. M -Second and fiotilh Fridava in, ea-k month, inoa. n.nrr. Iuh.. w . it f iifrio I'ononl I'nmmanneri M. M. tfaUiwa, Advlaer Lienteaaal; T. W. Ad am, eiertt. . rhapter No. It. meet every aeciinrt atur day In each month. II. h. Howie, H. I'.i l. II Wood. Secret ary. " Knlaht of Honor uicra ancniid and fourth Haturday nlishl In each month. W. Fred Ilerrlii. inctator. w.i.u.r l,kl.. Mu Point XMe Nn, II. ti every llit nd third Tneaday at nail at TSin'rkwk. F. M. Johnaon, 0. C i W V.aoh. K. K. 8. and M. F. Rt. rharlp. Ide. A. K. ft A. M.. No. 10- Keiiilar communication Brat Wedtiendny nliht nf each month. For lecture third Wednesday, "t. John' daya. Annual com aiunlcatkHiatUhof June and Wth of Ijccf "" bor of each year. C. . COl.tAIUI. W M. F.J. IllU-fecreUry. KHCATA WPA- ll K. of II. Nn. SII5 hold nular nieetlnra mi ae.nnd ami fourth Hatnrdy In earh niimili. h. L. UoKora, Ill. tolori PklHp lhivl, lienoiw OOKAN ttl'lllNOB. v Ocn Bnrlnsr Kn. M K. nf P. W R. ViKlev, C. C. A. P. KoUiiiii, V. C.i 0 Kounir, P. ft. I.. Trdv, M. of M.i K. 1). Wi ruttnn, X. at A.; W, Lorenun, l. w.; " Madianu. 0. U. ' VANCI.KAVF- Eell Iidi No. m. meet Haturday before tun ana nuudny in eacn monm . ' mia. ii. u. tiaveua. w. m.i o. puiwi retary. Daiar ldW ' 'i A. f. A A.M., meet riatnrnay before llnrd nunnay in racn m...i. A. Walker, W. M.I H. O. Flnrry, rvereiarv Morris Jacobs, Merchant Tailor rJCKANION', MIS., Qcata' TTss&fav Goods HATS. QAP8B SHOES. Dyeing and Cleaning rSOPKRI.-Y IK)XB. Wl 4. IWfi - 34-T I- W. WHH5K. , WAHItKN WARRGWDROS., ftNALRM IN PAXIIL7 GnOCOJE3, PKKft' fHIITVl'IIY I'llODlICK, '? TINWA.BK. OAKDKX SKKD, Kl ' Tibticona.,,rAXCT HoXF..' llillty PntBiigontii glmet. eOHAKTUK, Ml prntir. .' Sni!.l ViLEDA la now prepared td receive freight and pnaaeniter for nil polutaon the PASCAGOUU RIVER between Kcranton ahj) IMxnn'a mill. It water permit. Klenmer will leave Dcraiiton (MltchcU'a wharf. TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS. For mtea or further particulate, addreio MERCHANTS' TRANSPORTATJOS CO., CRANTON. March M. JSH7. Ml. IT ooooooooooooo jta O O o o o o o X ARE YOU IN ONEED OF GOOD JOB PRINTING? O THE DEMOCRAT-STAR 0 Job l'rltitlntr (iffloc in O 8 fully vquipitcn wltli everytliiiif ncectwary fur turnlnif nut the tost of work in thc luttRt modern stylo of Jf the art. V 8, g COMMERCIAL WORK. o SSui'li hh letter, note O tttiit bill hmdn wcA irnarnnlnn aut.iafilR- Trr p tinn Htf to style andO i stationery. Q f MISCELLANEOUS. g O I Weddlne and vlnltlnB A Sb.Hik mid (HNiter work, 0 price-lists, circular, A tag, etc., etc. Jf 0 ALL ORDERS O 8 Will receive cnreful O and iirnuipt, nlli'iittiiti0 ginr any work in oura ooooooooooooo BUSINESS DIRECTORY. tUKI-KTI' KAI IXO HOUSE. (lly Ivy M. Cm let t), Hon nl Ihiy. Wctrk or Motilli. Fiali OvatoiH. (itut.e in noiiwui. Kittiilny litiiii'tH n Hiiciiilty with ice cietini. ALHOXA 8AUKIN (M. V. H.Curcy. Proi.) Kinu Wine l.i(iiiim, Cigma mitt Toliiiico. MM I Ill's KATINU IIOUSK. (Mr. Klir.a Smith). Hoard, IMliuj;, f)ytom, and Meals itt all lionra. SCiJANTON 8II1P YAKU, (Geo. Ficntz. Ptopriolor). Vi'KwOs ltd ill. niul Kenairntl. JOHN rphl Kit A SON, Gulf Oyalcis. Kinti nnd Kliriin. w. m. iirssi. QENNY A WOODS, ATTORNEYS It COUSSKUMW AT UAW, Pnranton, Minn Practice la all the court, of the eerond Judicial INMiirt. orate iu Nmnton Mate Hank bnlMini. R. D. WlGGINTONf ATTOttNEY AT LAW. Ouean fe!tprlttBt Mim Will nrartlre In hr montiri of Jurkfton nnd ( i " B-. 1. VI II k.ilUlaa uiutnil HnfW liarriiwn inure in wuimms. '" Dr. T. B. Ford Tender hi ervlcc to the people, of Peranum and Vicinity. n otSi-mnton Pharmacy Hour From 9 a. m. until 12 in. anfl from a until . ni. H. S. Hyatt, ATTOKSKT AND f.'Ol! NDKUm AT LAW, Oonm Jprli.a:. Mia, xonil.m olven to land title, ah ntracta of aanie, removal of cloud, and con. flicl. (J, H. Wood, , ATTOItNEY AND OOIINSBIIlt AT law. Mm I'olnr, MtM. Practice In all the courl of Jackson HtirrlHon. Hancock. Perry And Greene. Tii.iailFoaa ' ford & Ford, ATTOUNBW AND COHNSKMIIW AT LAW, Hnrmiitoii, Mia.. WIH 'priictlce In the counlie of Jackaon and llarrlMin. OBIce in Boranton Slate llaiu bulldtux. . B, SeQ, ATTOKNEr AND COUNRKMUl AT LAW, Mi.oiasinirt C'irr. Mlaa. Practice In all Iht eouru of In Second Judicial iwatrict. . Ohas. S. Meriwether, ..Dity ANt COHNRF'.OR AT LAW fctormnenn. Mlaa, nmre-In the Frederic building, nenr court- houne. H. Bloom field. ATTOHNKT AND aiCXoKKLOR AT LAW, Boranron, Mhfc ...... : .i u. ail the court of the efi- od JoSlclal illeirlct Offlce in Scranton Bute Honk Diilintnu. Hook mid Ju aer iitiou neatly Printing ol every do exmititml ill. this offlce. Editorial and Otherwise. No man i holier tliao h livri. Many mrin men ire men nf mean. Enconr.ye the weak and deapnndrnt. A km from a rich (tirl it alwav the aweeteil. Th aeronaut i alwayi i man of high noai- tinn. It in much better to eat In live llian to lire 11. . A love that if not lelf-aaeriAcing ii no lor I all. A paradox all ar after money, o it money after alt - Nn woman wants In b new woman except an old unman. Tlit quarantine liar will get what he rickly dearrrei. Our deed nevtr ria abnye the It vtl of our thought". Sin may be ugly, but it oadenland the art nf beauty cult lire. The crank ar out all dead by a Urge ma jority. To b trusted i greater compliment than In be loved. Th heart nf sum people never expand, even in midaummer. A man seldom wears his trousers out pray ing fur work. The sverage woman would perhaps rather Secure a voter than a vote. ' The Drat step toward knowledge is the dts coverv thai you are ignorant. A woman haa to porae up her lips in order lo carry ear fare in her mouth. Th highest sueces is a failure, if it is not in scenrdence with God's plana. Rome men can be moved by soft word., but generally ynu bar to one clnb. .Home people we know would do well In study he (lolden Utile. Ka.trrn cotton manufacturer propose lo get even with Southern manufacturer, by cutting wage. Teach your children habits nf industry, liouejity and triitlifiilnea.. Rrmirre to perform what yon ought; perform without tail nhal you resolve. The grealeat luxury in the world I s friend you have never quarreled with. "You can't do that strain," said the pig when th bov cut off its tsil. RioliHia living has been the destruction of many happy homes and femiliea. A man a ho build. new hnnae ia eriticiaed as much aa a woman who gives s party. lie kind lo everybody. Some day you may be greatly in need of kindness ynurarlf. The golden npimrtniiily which you wave to day nf doing good will return no more forever. The real Ireaaure nf a home i the woman lih sn aptitude for Hading articlra that ate Host. There ia nn rrrv important thing that a man can do ahrn ha is doing nothing j he can nuke a character. ' r Life ia often more simple than it seems : stick to a few grand Irntha and yon shall not be rnufAiinded. That which aalnmahes, aslnniahes nnce; but whatever is admirable becomes more and more admired. When ynu ses s msn who find, fault with the lliblr, ynu will see a man who haa never made a proper use nf it. When a woman tells her hn.band that she wanta In have a plain talk with him, it means thai ahe wsnts him to confess something. Before marriage every man has a theory about msnsging a wife, but after marriage it's a condition and not a theory thai confronts hitn. Ws know some men who are stirh plsnssble liars thsl it is hsrd tn catch np with them. They sre so sneaking about what they circu 1st. Every woman, according tn the story ahe tells to her second husband, was forced into her tirat marriage by the wishes nf her pv rents. The neater is one nf the strongest creatures on esrth. The force required tn open an ova ter in more than Vflu times its weight. White oien msde their first sppesrance in tlillsbom connly, FIs., 300 years ago, bill the first while child born within its borders haa jit.l died. This wss "t'ncle John llartnian," sged Oi, and known all nver the Male. Gov, Taylor, nf Tennessee, made a speech ia Texas the other dsy, in aliich he said, "Texas wss Ihs Isrgeat waffle nn the griddle of North America she was sweetened with the honey nf hsppineas pouring from the kiinghole of prosperity and hollered with pure Democracy." The New York Journal la authority for the tstemenl that s msn hss engrsved the whole 2t letters nf Ihe alphabet on Hie head nf a pin It does not, however; mention Ihe sise of the pin hioid, but all same, it is another esse of misdirected energy. A statement prepared by the Ilureau nf Statistics shows thst thu number nf immi grsnts srrived in Ihe United States during the first three mnnths nf the present fiscal year was 4V,!tu, which is a deorease nf nearly 1 1,.S0 as compared with the sams period Isst yeer. A wnmsn who esn p;ck nut a good eanta, loupe is might proud nf her knowledge and ahe oniht to be. A woman who knows a good cantaloupe is smsrter than on who knows all shont the Holy Orsil. Many sn overworked housewife thinks life failure, when, sfter striving sll the week over a multitude nl household duties, tn havesnm nne corns in and spend the Sabbath with her, Runway should be a dsy free from the esres of th week. " Western Texss haa got a new Industry, the extraction nf nil from the mesnuit bean. Th Oil is aaiti t average siitten and a half gel tons to the ton, snd ia ssid In b nf clear ambe color, and nnasesaing pleeaant arnmati odur. The cake cau be ussd to falls cattle. IF THAT HEMS J'RVK. Tin hint ago we harp tolled and trnded. Have lost and fretted, have gained and grieved. Since last the light of that fond faith faded, Hut, friends, In It day what we believed. The poet's dreams snd the peasant's stories Oh, never, will time that trust reuew, Yet they were old on the earth before us, And lovely tale had they but been true. Some spake of home In the greenwood hidden, ' . Where age wan fearlca and youth was free, Where none at Ufe'a board aoenied gueata aa- bidden, 1 : But men had years II ke the forest tree; Goodly and fair and full of summer, A Uvea went by when the world was new, Fro ever Ihe angel atepe passed from her Oh, dreamer nnd bards. If that were true. Homo told us thon of a atalnlena (tandard, Of heart, that only lo death grew cold, WIiom march wo ever In freedom's van guard, A nd not to.be atayed by aUt-1 or gold. The world to tbolr very graven was debtor, The tears of her lovo fell there like dew- Hut there had been oeitheralave nor fetter Thl day lo hor realms, had that been true. ' Our hope grew strong a the giant slayer, They told us that life was an boneat game, Where fortune favored Ihe fairest player, And only the false found loss and blame; That men wero'fconorert for gift aud grace. And not for the prises folly drew; But there would be many a change of places ii hovel and ball. If that were true. Bonie said to our silent souls. What fear yc? Aud talked of a love not bawd on clsy Of faith that would neither wane nor weary. With all the dust of the pilgrim's day. They said that fortune aud time wore chang ers. But not by their tides such friendship grew; Oh, we had never been truatlcas atrangere Among our people. If that were true. And yet since the fairy time hath perished, With all iu freshueas from hills and hearts, The last of Ita lore so vainly cherished s not for these days of schools and marts. Up, up. for the heavens still circle o'er us. Hut men had years like the forest throe; There's wealth to win and there's work to do, There's a sky above, and a grave before ua, And, brother, beyond them all Is true. STORY OF THE EVERGLADES. hirago Time Herald. The expedition nf eminent nntliro- polotfists wlitt recently explored the Florida Rcuf tn study the habits of the Seniinules had no happy results. In the first, place, no, Seniinules were found, which Is nut surprising; and, ii the second place, each member ctUKht the malaria, wliieb was to have been expected. The Florida Everglades keep the se cret of their children well, for no ne knows how many or how few may be left of the trine of "Osceola of the Sweet Voice." Now and a Kit In sonic dusky hunter will appear In one of the sleepy villages uUmif the Keys with deer or some wild fowl to tell; or a Seminole woman will vend beads nod trinket on tlio streets. Hut they vanish as swittly an a breath upon a pane. Where do they im? Xo one can answer. It is the mystery of the Everglades. Hunters who have pene trated the "?fcnt Kras sea" have seen thin spirals of smoke rising above the tops of the tall palmettos. They have heard strange sounds far within the green twilight of the swamp; but sel dom is gained a sight of the strange denizens of the solitudes. They are kite shadow-people of the Okeechobee. The expedition spent considerable time ii mom the swamps of Indian Key, one of the smallest links of the long chain of coral islands which, be ginning nt Key liiscayne, follows the coast, bending around the end of the peninsula, and ends with thuTortu gns group In all a length of 150 miles. It was tm Indian Key that Pr. Per rine was killed many years ago, and from which his young son, Ilcnsy, with his mother and two sisters, made their thrilllug escape. It Is this same Henry lVrrlne who married Mrs. Grovcr Cleveland's mother not long Old Dr. Perrine was a man of con siderable scientific attainments, who had been consul In Central America for many years, and who was an au thority nn the fl'tra and fauna of the southern countries. While In Central America he conceived the project of transplanting certain tropical plants Into Florida, and he obtained from Congress a large grant of land at the extreme end of the Florida Peninsula Here was his plantation. Ills dwell ing was on Indian Kej on tlio oppo site side of the small bay. This was in' the early '30s, and only four or Ave families had settled on the small isl and, which at that time was a ram pant garden of tropical beauty. - In those day the Senjlnoles were very thick, though they kept mostly to the-everglades. Dr. Perrine made friends with many of the chiefs, and, as he was a physician, the Indian warriors mado many visits to Indian Key to consult the "Medicine Mau," as they called him. At that time the Scmlnolcs wcro at peace, and do one feared that there would be another outbreak of savagery. But It It always the unexpected that happens. One night as Dr. Perrine was watching by the bedside of his sick daughter the stillness was broken by the Seminole warwhoop, followed by the crash uf rltles. Ho went to the window, and the sight that met his eyes would have made the stoutest heart quail. There were at least 3,000 Indians, hideously daubed with war paint, absolutely naked, and lliey were dancing in the moonlight, brandishing rifles and clubs and tomahawks, and were yelling like cacodemons. Dr. Perrine did not lose bis self control. Quickly extinguishing the the light, he hurried his family to the bathousc. The Perrine house, like all of the dwellings on the Island, was built out over the water, on stout piles driven Into the sand, and was ap proached by a bridge. The space be neath the house was boarded, forming a large bathtub, which was readied by a trap door and a flight of steps. Closing the trap door on his family, Dr. Perrine ascended to the platform on top of the house and addressed the Indians In their own language. The Seminolct listened quietly, and the refugees lo the bathhouse were re-as-survd. The Doctor's voice ceased. There was a ringing whoop, a shot, and his lifeless body plunged downward to the water. Then there was a rush for the house. The rooms were searched and the trembling women below could hear the cries of rage and disappoint ment. Once the trap door was lifted and an Indian peered down into the darkness, but the four figures huddled In one corner escaped his lynx eyes, which were accustomed to the gloom or the everglades. Then the house was set on Arc and the fugitives had only one way to escape. Adjoining the bathouse, separated from it by one side of the stockade, was a simi lar inclosure, used as a turtle-kraal, where turtles and fish were kept, which was as necessary there as poul try yards are in this climate. Young Perrine managed to remove several of the slakes, and the family crawled Into the kraal. For three hours they sat in the uncomfortable quarters, hardly daring to draw a long breath, and listening to the crackling of the flames and the shouts of the savages. At last the boards above them began to burn, and they weo forced to the extreme end of the kraal, where they stood up to their necks In water. Young Perrine knew that it meant death to remain In the kraal, and he determined to make an effort toes- ape. Removing a portion of the. stockade, he crawled out of the kraal and made bis way along the beach. She sun was Just rising above the horizon, and the Seminoles were so busily engaged in plundering the other houses that they did nut sec the boy. He went tu the boat house and drag ged out a four-oared skiff. It was only a moment's work to help his mother and two sisters through the kraal and into the boat, and they were soon speeding down the bay toward the open sea. They bad gone about a mile when their fight was discovered by the In dians, and there was an Immediate pursuit. The boy and his sister rowed with phenomenal strength; but the light canoe, manned by a half- dozen brawny savages, gained nn them rapidly. Nearer and nearer they ap proached to the open sea, and nearer nnd nearer crept the canoe. Exhaust ed with the violent struggle, they were about to give up "the attempt, when a vessel rounded the point of an Island, flying the Stars and Stripes at her peak. It was the United States frigate Otsego, commanded by Lieut- Francis Key M urray. A shot was fired from a howitzer on the deck, and the Indians retreated. The fugitives were taken on board and conveyed to Key West. The murder of Dr. Pctrlne created great stir In the North, and the government prosecuted the Seminole war with more than usual vigor. The prominent chiefs were captured and the major portion of the (Vibes was transported to a Western reservation The Perrine family came North and settled in Palmyra, N. Y., their native town. Henry Perrine Is now a retired business man, and with his second wife, who was Mrs. Folsom, lives, I believe, in Buffalo. John Nohtueus Hilliakd. A Western paper prints tho follow Ing marriage queries: "Wilt thou take her for thy pard, for the better or worse, to have, to hold,, to fondly guard till hauled off In a bearsc? Wilt thou let her have her way, consult her many wishes, make up tho Ore every day and help her wash me dishes? Wilt thou give her all the 'stuff Iter little purse will pack; buy a boa and muff aud a little sealskin sacquc? Wilt thou comfort and sup port her father and mother, Aunt Jemima, Uncle John, three sisters and a brother?"- And his face grew pale and blank, It was too late to jilt, as through the chapel door ho sank hesadly said "I wilt" and he wilted. West Haven, Ct., Is 'suffering from an epidemic of diphtheria. The dis em-e has prevailed there without ces sittlou for some time, SO per cent, of those attacked dying. . HUMAN PRINTING PRESS. TWO-nU.NDRBp-POUND OIKL USBD AS AN "1MPKKS8IONIST." New York Tribune. General Joseph S. Smith, nf Maine( tells how he published a paper with out a press In Rath, Me., many years ago: "When I'd get my paper all set up and ready for the press, I'd lay the type on a waslistand, get it all well leveled down In the chase, or the frame In which It waavtocked up, and then I'd call in the hired girl. She weighed about 210 pounds when she sat down. So, after the hired girl came In I inked the type, laid over it the sheet of paper, and on top of that the blanket, and then I politely Invi ted the hired girl to sit down on the waslistand.' Two hundred and ten pounds, remember. The result was just as good an impression as you sould get on any 1100 hand press made In the United States. My edi tion in those days was about 200 copies, and the hired girl was good for the job at one sitting no, at 200 sit tings. And she took an interest in It, too, and was just as ready for busi ness every publication day as a 130, 000 Hoe perfecting press would be." NEVER LOST ITS HEAD. X. O. City Item. While the interior press generally, went wild along with tnclr constitu ents when the prevailing fever broke out, and have kept up the "insanity of fright" ever since, there were a few newspapers, as well as a few health physicians, that did not catch the scare. Among the papers Is the Shreve port Progress, usually level-headed on all subjects and at all times. It held out that the prevailing fever might and, no doubt, did piesent some of the characteristics of yellow fever; that there might have been cases of the genuine old-fashioned Yellow Jack mixed np In tho "plague," but that was tolly to class so mild a dis ease as prevailed in New Orleans, Ocean Springs and elsewhere, this season, as at all dangerous. In a late editorial on the subject the Progress gays: "The New Orleans Daily Item has never gone into a duckflt about the epidemic of yellow fever at Ocean Springs, New Orleans, etc., and no doubt the majority of clear headed people will eventually believe It was correct, whether they will say so or not. When our people will think over the fatality of that terrible scourge which has always heretofore len the result of its presence, and then com pare it with the low percentage of deaths which have resulted in New Orleans, they must como to one of three conclusions, viz: It was not yel low fever at all; it was of a type so mild as to be almost harmless, or It has been so mastered by medical skill that its terrors have been removed, its dangerous character almost en tirely destroyed. "In all seriousness now, have there been 300 cases of yellow fever In New Orleans?" 4 WOITLD WOBK ON THE OUTBID. A newly appointed Georgia Justice of the peace was informed that someone had stolen his horse during the night. He was not long in locating the crim inal, who was speedily brought to trial, when the Justice said: "I ain't qualified to set on this case, seem' as the horse was mine; but I'm goln1 ter let the bailiff preside, and while he's a-tryin' of the criminal, I'll be out yaodcr a-stretchin' of the rope and an' locatln' of the tree!" At Ocu Boaudino Hocbe. "Here Is a new conundrum," said the cheer ful boarder. "I made It myself. What is tho difference between me and a Klondyke miner? Can you guess, Mrs. Hashlcigh? "No, I never liked conumdrums," snapped the landlady. "All give It up?" There was no response. "Because,"sald Hie cheerful boarder, 'one stakes the mini and the other claims the steak." And ho helped himself to the bit of sirloin on the platter. Okigin or TUB BlUDK'S CAE. It is said that the evolution of the bilde'scake, or wedding cake, was from the custom In Imperial Rome that required the maiden who was to bo wedded to carry three ears of wheat In her hand, while over her head was broken a simple cake as a pressage ot plenty. Here was the germ from which grew the elaborate cake pyramid and daintily ribboned boxes of our marriage feasts to-day. Let our autumn brides who are wed ded lint when the rich sheaves are garnered, show forth the first princl pje, and have a unique feature at her wedding feast by crowning her bride loaf with a plume of the life-sustain ing grain.'. POWERLESS QfJER CURA. TO CON (fUnnlaTsylorln North American Review.) Spain herself has demonstrated she is powerless either to conciliate CutM or to conquer It. Her sovereignty over It Is, In my humble judgfocnti now extinct "for all purposes or Ita rightful existence," and the "hopeless struggle for Its re-establishment baa degenerated Into a strife which means nothing more than the useless sacrl 4Kt of Iranian life and the utter de struction of the very subject matter of the conflict itself." This deplora ble state of things Is not only shock ing to humanity, but It Is a special and grievous burden to the people ot the United States, by reason of their Intimate commercial and social rela tions and sympathies with the people of an Island so near to our mast line as to be almost a part of our territo ry. Our commerce with Cuba, amount Ing annually at the beginning of the present war to 1100,000,000, has been nearly wiped nut. The millions of American capital Invested In tho island have either been destroyed or rendered unproductive; many of oar citizens reduced to absolute wsoi have been forced to appeal to Con dress for aid; while too many of them have found tbelr way into Spanish dungeons from which some have heed able to escape only through the door of death. But last, and worst of all, our peace as a nation Is broken and disquieted by an endless strife that enters as a potent factor Into our in ternal politics. With patience almost unexampled we endured all such evils during the period of the great war that began at Yara in 1868, and ended ten years later with the treaty of Zan on; then came the little war) and Anally the last great war that has now been In progress for. more thao two ears and. a half. Ibus we have been called upon to witness nearly fifteen ears of war in Cuba out of the last twenty-nine. Throughout the present truggle, apart from our commercial losses, we have been In a state of semi-war with Spain; a large part of our fleet has become a coastguard; and our diplomatic relations bare beeo so strained that for more than a year the Spanish government deemed It neces sary tu guard my place of residence with soldiers, night and day. Since my departure this impossible state of things has become still more acute, and the uncertainty thus produced is the one obstacle in the path of the long-hoped for prosperity Just dawn ing upon us. Business men arc plain ly stating to each other that suchun- rtainty now bangs like a cloudover " all future transactions. It is great folly to suppose that the Cuban question Is something that we can set aside if we will and go about ourowu busioess. It has Intruded ItstJf Into our national affairs with ill Us disturbingconsequences, and It Is ltere to stay until we lake hold of it and solvs it wisely, not only in our own interest but in that of humanity. Under the caption of "No National Quarantine," the Aberdeen Examiner . says: "The bint comes to us through the New Orleans Journals that Sena lor Caffery, of Louisiana, is preparing a bill for Introduction next December, providing for a national quarantine with power lo control,' In quarantine and sanitary matters, all Interstate transportation routes as well as the sea gates of the republic, and we has ten to announce our unalterable op position to such a measure, and to ap pear to the Mississippi delegation In Congress to present a solid,fronb against it. "Such a law would put the police regulations of every Inferior railroad town under federal control and sur veillance In time, of pestilence or threat ot pestilence, and make tire safety of the various communities do pendent upon the theories, policies, whims or fidelity of 'disinterested strangers. "More than that, such a statute, to be in any degree effective, must pro vide for all kinds of pains and penal- lies to be Imposed upon those who. obeying 'the first law ot nature,' self- preservation, shall resort to drastlo measures to meet what they regard as Impending danger. "Congress may do what It pleases to guard tho sea ports against tho entry or pestilence, and we will heartily en dorso any measure, no matter how stringent or severe, looking to that end, but the federal officials and courts cannot be permitted to shape or thwart the precautions taken by the people for the protection ot their own homes and tresldea." i An Illinois widow has secured a verdict for 154,333. 3 aa it balm for breach of promise, and the Baltimore. Herald would like to know by what method of computation the jury was enabled to figure the damages down to 33.33. Subscribe for the Democrat-Stab. SPAIN Scud your oi Ji'r to awuoa, 4 . A-