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VOLUME 53. SCR ANTON, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1897. NUMBER 39.
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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
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
In the county nf Jon on Jie Drat Monday
at March and Prptciulwr ann contluuu nix
In the county of .ton nn the n?at Monday
of March and tM'utvnttier continue aix
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'
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
In thn county of SeVtnn nn the Hrnt Mon
day nf April and November an l cont inue nix
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
Secret Societies. '
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.
cranlon Encampment No. tt. iiiectaevery
tdandtlh Friday cvenln at Odd Ki-ll.iwa'
Hall alJ:Holock. d.!. rorun. i'. r.i ii.e.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Eell Iidi No. m. meet Haturday before
tun ana nuudny in eacn monm . '
mia. ii. u. tiaveua. w. m.i o. puiwi
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
Qcata' TTss&fav Goods
HATS. QAP8B SHOES.
Dyeing and Cleaning
Wl 4. IWfi - 34-T
I- W. WHH5K. , WAHItKN
PKKft' fHIITVl'IIY I'llODlICK,
'? TINWA.BK. OAKDKX SKKD, Kl
' Tibticona.,,rAXCT HoXF..' llillty
la now prepared td receive freight
and pnaaeniter for nil polutaon the
between Kcranton ahj) IMxnn'a mill.
It water permit. Klenmer will
leave Dcraiiton (MltchcU'a wharf.
TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS.
For mtea or further particulate,
MERCHANTS' TRANSPORTATJOS CO.,
March M. JSH7.
X ARE YOU IN
ONEED OF GOOD
O THE DEMOCRAT-STAR 0
Job l'rltitlntr (iffloc in O
fully vquipitcn wltli
fur turnlnif nut the
tost of work in thc
luttRt modern stylo of Jf
the art. V
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
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
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.
(M. V. H.Curcy. Proi.)
Kinu Wine l.i(iiiim, Cigma mitt
MM I Ill's KATINU IIOUSK.
(Mr. Klir.a Smith).
Hoard, IMliuj;, f)ytom, and Meals itt all
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,
Practice la all the court, of the eerond Judicial
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.
(J, H. Wood, ,
ATTOItNEY AND OOIINSBIIlt AT law.
Mm I'olnr, MtM.
Practice In all the courl of Jackson
HtirrlHon. Hancock. Perry And Greene.
ford & Ford,
ATTOUNBW AND COHNSKMIIW AT LAW,
WIH 'priictlce In the counlie of Jackaon
and llarrlMin. OBIce in Boranton Slate llaiu
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
nmre-In the Frederic building, nenr court-
H. Bloom field.
ATTOHNKT AND aiCXoKKLOR AT LAW,
...... : .i u. ail the court of the efi-
od JoSlclal illeirlct Offlce in Scranton Bute
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-
It in much better to eat In live llian to lire
A love that if not lelf-aaeriAcing ii no lor
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
Our deed nevtr ria abnye the It vtl of our
Sin may be ugly, but it oadenland the art
nf beauty cult lire.
The crank ar out all dead by a Urge ma
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
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
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
That which aalnmahes, aslnniahes nnce;
but whatever is admirable becomes more and
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
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
Every woman, according tn the story ahe
tells to her second husband, was forced into
her tirat marriage by the wishes nf her pv
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
"In all seriousness now, have there
been 300 cases of yellow fever In New
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
(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
"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
"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
"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
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