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!! Jearaal ef TWI F SCRAim P. K. MAYERS, EDITOR. TO ADVERTISERS. The Democrat-Star is the oldest newspaper of the Mississippi Gulf Coast; has a larger bona-fide circulation than any other newspaper in this section ; therefore it is The Best AdrcrHsing Mcdinm. Adrertisers, Bear this in Mind. THIS PAPER IS AIL HOME PRINT. Scran ton, Mississippi: FRIDAY NOVEMbER 12, 1807. OUR AGENTS IN NEW ORLEANS. Inn McF.XKUKY ni(KM, Fleayaaa llt. A "WORD TO OUR DELIHQtJEHTS. ..Ever since the quarantine t and sickness here the Demo- Sciut-Star Ims been Issued regularly every Friday, and our patrons at Iioido and abroad have been sorved with the pa per, although It has been printed at a (treat loss to the proprietor. None of onr delinquents have responded to our call for some pay. Again we ask for a remittance. Who will respond. Our financial condition makes us look as solemn as this picture. Virginia is still Democratic. The occupation of the x-spurts in the South lias about gone. Hon. W. J. Bryan, tho "dead man," did some lively work in Kentucky and Ohio. The Day St. Louis Progress has re sumed publication, after a suspension of four weeks. Mark Ilanna, the old skunk,, will probably be elected to the United States Senate. Kentucky has returned to the Dem ocratic fold, and Henri Watterson is awfully 'gustcd. The Clarlun-Ledger, after six week's suspension, Is on deck again, and is as bright and as newsy as ever. . Our 'Congressman, Hon. Win. F. Love, sent 123 to Biloxl for the bene fit of the fever sufferers. , , a r ' A recent census of Greenwood shows iU population to consist of 892 whites, 1,213 negroes and 8 Chinamen. The colored people of Crystal Springs will erect a school building, with boarding apartments In connec tion. The Democrat-Star does not club with any other newspaper or periodi cal. Subscription price is t2, cash in advance. Ood bless old Kentucky, she has re turned to ber first love. She got enough of Republicanism in a short time. Dr. B. A. Vaughan, one of the old est and most prominent physicians of Columbus, died last Friday, aged 71 years. . A ' ' ' Col. Fred. Uolllns, the newly ap pointed United States Marshal for the Southern district of this State, has qualified. Gen. T. C. Catchings is preparing a bill, giving the United States govern ment control of the levees on the , Mississippi river. Paul Dana, son of the late editor of the New York Sun, has been elected to succeed his father in the manage ment of that paper. - Pass Christian Is one coast town that has escaped the dreaded "yellow plague or prevailing sickness. ' Mrs. Polly Emery, living near Ath ens, Ala., who was born In 1811, has cut a new set of teeth, and her once very gray hair Is turning black. Under a late law passed by Congress all railroads are compelled to equip their freight :ars with air brakes and automatic couplers by July 1, 1898. President McKlnley went to Oblo to assist his master, Mark A. Hanna, In his election. Mark has not fore closed that mortgage of tl80,000 he has on McKlnley's property. A special term of the circuit court for narrison county has been ordered by Judge T. A. Wood, on the second .Monday in December, consequently there will beno court in this county untl 1 some time in January. Frosts and rains are reported all over the State and everything wears a brighter aspects. Quarantine re strictions will soon be removed and the wheels of commerce allowed their wonted sway. Some days ago a fool In Now Orleans drank a lemonade glass full of whisky and scon afterwards turned up bis toes to the daisies. It is hardly nec essary to state that no resolutions of regret were formulated at the bibllous gentleman's demise. ... , The qaesjtlon of a new Capitol build ing to now doubtless- a dead Issue in this State. The Legislature will con vene In regular session next January, and It Is very likely that the law-makers will consume much of the time In "fusslnf at Gov. McLaurln and du cussing quarantine mature. NO NATIONAL QUARAIIN. The DeWrat-Star maintains Its position against Intrusting the entire quarantine regulations to the man agcnicntof the Federal government through Its Marine Jlufpital Service. If the measure In favor of national quarantine should be passed ly Con gross we of tho South would thus be com polled to sliU'kcu in part our sa cred adhesion to State's rights. Ques tions that concern our highest com mercial Interest would thus be left to to decided, not by our local commer cial bodies, hut by men, who have no Interest whatever In the prosperity of the South, as It Is a known fact that these officials of the Murine Husjiiul service are,- as a rule, chosen from amougst northern men. This being the case, we are justified, from knowl edge of the past, In strongly suspect ing that these very officials may be easily influenced by business firms of Northern cities to spring a yellow fe ver scare upon tho country, at fre quent Intervals; for these commercial bodies know that they will thereby reap pecuniary advantages from the loss they shall succeed in Imposing upon our Southern tiwris. How grat ifying to them, will tho prospect of thus putting a damper on all future Southern , competition! ' Dr. John Guitcras, the yellow fever "x-spurt," tells the Galveston pcoplo that no bad consequences can follow, If the first eases of yellow fever that appear in any town are at once officially noticed and published. This is altogether a gratuitous assertion, and altogether at variance with our recent experi ence. The supporters of tho national quarantine measures seem to take it for granted, that, because there has been, In the past, a lack of harmony and some misunderstandings between the various State Boards of Health no reform in that direction could be accomplished. Why could not the various State Boards of Health uppojnt a central committee chosen from amongst their members, who would be empowered to settle all differences, and thus se cure that par feet uniformity of action which Is claimed In favor of the Ma rine Hospital Service? We pause for a reply. Judge T. A. Wood has notified Clerk Hoffman at Bay St. Louis that there would be no circuit court held In Hancock county on the fourth Monday In this month. Jack Cohen, a correspondent of the Atlanta Journal, says that Judge Van Wyck, mayor-el eot of Greater New York, is the son of a Southern woman, himself raised in South Carolina, schooled in North Carolina, and for a brief time a business man in Georgia, and with a family name connected with Texas' leading Industry. Jay Gould's daughter, Miss Helen Gould, who is worth $2j,000,000 In ber own right, has entered a law school and will qualify at the bar, whereup on the Wichita Eagle observes. "The Missouri Pacific attorneys might as well begin to hunt for other Jobs." A Havana newspaper says that a war with the United States "ought to begin with a good lynching of Americans In the CaDlta!." which the Chicago Times-Herald properly holds would be an excellent way to begin a war and Spain needn't worry about ending it. All the State officers have returned to Jackson and entered upon their re spective duties, after an outing of six weeks or more in St. Louis. Chicaim and the woods. Wo hope they are reeling welj and strong and are able to stand tho hard work before thcui this winter. "I am well pleased with the result 9t tho election," said McKinley the next day after It occurred, "as It In dicates that fealty to the Republican party and the principles it represents are as strong as ever." Of course the President was conscious of uttering a falsehood when he utter the remarks herein contained. One caso of so-called yellow fever has developed at New Albany and this incident caused the town to become depopulated In short order, but Bro. Blakcslee, editor of the Gazette, re mained at his post like the brave and true man he Is. He was taken down with fever, but not the yellow fevor, however. . We twpe he will pull thro' all right. Hurrah 1 the backbone of the den gue, malaria, bilious, and intermit tent fevers, is at last broken, and the galling yoke of senseless quarantines is soon to be altogether shaken off. Trains will run. on schedule time, freight and mail will be received regularly and In got)d condition. The - e a . ... migntsor the grin will rev sit their old haunts along the gulf const, money win circulate more freely, old indus tries will revive, In a word, prosperity will smile upon us once more. A convention of colored men was called to meet at Columbus, Texas, a few days ago to consider tho auostlon of lynchings of negroes for assaults on white women. The prime mover is a negro named N. Q. Henderson, and he says he recognizes the exist ence of the terrible crlulelr' which cause the majority of the lynchings, and realizes that bis taee must he ed ucated to stop the crimes, This may be a step In the fight dlrectf&n, b'tt It Is doubtrul If It accomplishes much. It will take generations of teachings to remove the cause, and until It Is removed tho violent deaths will con tinue. There are no two way about It. . POU'T THIHI IT YELLOW lEVEK. Saturday's issue of the New Orleans Dally Item is jriitT yet convinced that the prevailing .fever in that city Is the yellow fever. And we are not con vinced that the sickness here Is the yellow plague, for the same reasons hs arc stated the Itciu and from our own experience. In yellow 'fever epidemics. The Item says: New Orleans may have had what, for a better name, some physicians culled yellow fever. ... According to Dr. II. A. Parra's ad mission, detailing the history of his llrst case in a letter to Dr. S. R. Oil l- phnnt, president of the board of health, it was "necessary to coin a tiunie for the disease,' because its symptoms and character were so con tusing, "Its course so benign and it yielded so nicely to mild treatment." Why the board of health of New Orleans called it "yellow fever" need not now be discussed. Tin y did it to the ruin ofithls jCIiv, temporarily nt least. For this they must assume all responsibility. The Item has never yielded to that opinion. We have contendei all aloiitf, and recent de velopments confirm our contention, that the fever was never dangerous, was not yellow fever such as we have had experience with, and that naming it such was a crime tigainst public In terests, which could never be atoned fur. - Dr. W. II. Woods, prominently con nected with the board of health, suites,' that "not one-third the cases being now reported are of tbe prevail ing fever. They are cases of "grip" or "Influenza." . It has been demonstrated time and again that cases of plain drunks, or simple malaria and other diseases, have been diagnosed and reported as yellow fever. A temperature has been with us sufficiently intended in dura tion to check the fever If it had been yellow Tever,'but it did not. For these reasons, reasons which are conclusive to us, at least, and we flut ter ourselves to the public, the Item declines further to be made a party to til? crime against our commerce, the good name of our city, and to common sense, in publishing the returns pur porting to be yellow fever bulletins, Issued dally by a discredited health body, in which neither the public here nor elsewhere reposes the least confidence. SCRANTON NEEDS MORE HELP. For two months the yellow fever has ravaged our town, while our poor laboring people, encircled on all sides by a rigorous quarantine, and the great majority of them thrown out of work by the closing down of nearly all our Industries, have been reduced to the most abject poverty, their condi tion being greatly aggravated by the fever, which has invaded nearly every home In the town. Our com. in it tee lias sent out several applica. tlons for aid In behalf of our suffer Ing poor, but while we have always re ceived generous responses, the vari ous amounts contributed to .our fund has not been sufficient for the work we have In hand, and while we have saved many a poor family from sturva tion and possibly death, we have been greatly hampered In our work by scarcity of funds, and now find our selves with poverty stricken people applying to us for aid on all sides and not a cent left to help them with Tho recent cool weather has given the fever a set-back, and we are promised frost in a few days, but the weather has been quite warm the past few days, and the fever is likely to take a fresh hold if the warm weather con tinues. Even when frost does come it will be a week or two before work starts up again, so we can safely look for at least a two week's siege yet, and In the meantime wo need money to pay for nurses and medicines for the sick and food for the hungry. This need is urgent, and we hope those who have escaped the affliction will come to our assistance. Funds may be sent to cither of tho following gen tlemen: J. D. Clark, acting mayor, Scranton, Miss.; Rev. C. J. Broders, Scranton, Miss.; Volney Brown, mayor, Pascagoula, Miss. Relief Committee. THE MISSING WORD. THB ATLANTA CONSTITUTION'S NEW CONTEST. " The Sentence Seems Quite Plain, Bat . Present an Interesting Prob lemTry Your Hand. The Weekly Constitution, Atlanta. Ga., has announced its sixth consecu tive missing word contest, commenc ing on the 1st of November and clos ing on the 1st of January, a period of about two months. The book containing the mission word has been sealed upand placed in the hands of W. A. nemphill, the president 'and business manager of the company. It Is a standard publi cation and has probably been widely read throughout the South. - : The amount offered In prizes. Is 10 per cent of the subscriptions received from contestants; there are about six teen thousand subscribers exnirinor with The Constitution during Novem ber and December, and should all of these renew, the sum will be about 1.600 to be divided. In udditlon to whatever the 10 Dor cent will make The Constitution offers SI 00 cash to go to tho first six correct guesses: 150 Tor the first correct guess received and 110 each for the next five that arc correct, provided these are received before December 1st. If only onopor- son should name this missing word be would have a good sum. Id Its first mlsslmr word cnntnuf. Tho Constitution paid the whole amount to one successful contestant, Mr. M. L. Brlttaln. ai.oaa fin- it., mat? r - J "TT , be that only one person will name ft this time; the period of the year com pares exactly with Mr. Brittaln's con test, and we understand he will not be allowed to' guest any more, and should only one man get the word right this time, It would disbar him from guessing thereafter. ( Ttpftil fiflMhlA.fnliitYin HflnA4lBM.. - - ....... ..in wu vl iisciueiib io this Issue of the Democrat -Stab. THE EVILS OF NON-INTERCOURSE OCCAM Srlo. Mis., Nov. 8, 1897. Editor of the Democrat-Star. In tills enlightened country few people appreciate the great blessings of the general intercourse of commu nities, towns, cities,; States and na tions. It M a well establibhcd fact that the general Intercourse of na tions by their commerce, malls, and Visiting or citizens, has had more to do with preventing wars than any other Influence. Well do you and the writer reinaoiber the hard sayings and disputes so often occurring between theedltorsof Our State papers before the organisation of t he State Press Association' 'The yearly convention or our editors, where they meet and have a jtood brotherly time, seems to restrain their acts ana woius ur uur Ing the year. The association of ciiurcues ana socienes uuc nuin ia to preserve peace among tlieiu. Without rtferriiiL' to the great dam age and good done by quarant ine, it Is I uteres unit to see now quick two com munities ur.tuwns will begin to sus picion and bate each ot her as soon as a close guard, line is arawn ot iweeu them: It is very clear that tills Is caused' by each side not having a chance to t-xplain, or to be understood by the other. Men and women are In this respect very much like fowls and animals. Thev will fltrlit a week across or through a fence, but let them together and it Is soon all over. Stop the people or the east side of the Mississippi river rrom ever crossing it, and other intercourse, and then put liie wesi sine people in tue same con dition, and there will be war in less than a year. As we are sonn to havo cold weath er, let all our coast people forget the past, and all strive "to retrieve our losses caused by botli yellow fever and quarantine.' r . X. Y. Z. Resolutions of Sympathy and Respect on the Death of Hon. T. S, Ford. At a meeting of the citizens of tbe town ot Columbia on Wednesday night, the 3d instant, the following resolutions were passed: Whereas, it has nl eased the will of our Almighty Father to call to Its eternal rest, the soul or lion. inos. . Ford, our iormer beloved townsman and friend, whose sudden death from yellow lever at bis home in acranton, leaves an aching void in our hearts that time alone can efface, and Whereas; In pursuance or a call by the Mayor of Columbia to the citizens of said town'to meet In the court house to adopt suitable resolutions In mem rii v of so noble a character, and Whereas, n pursnance of said call and meeting, a committee uf three, to which the chairman and secretary was added, .were appointed to draft such resolutions, be it therefore Resolved, That we, in behalf of the entire community of those wnose priv ilege it was to know, love and admire our lamented friend, whose sterling worth, noble and untiring efforts in rendering such substantial aid to tibe young men 'and young ladies of our country, In fitting them witn hign school educations, and starting them fully prepared to meet the battle of me, has endeared him to an people, we hereby express our heartfelt sor row for the loss that Providence has seen fit to fiitlict us with, deeply de ploring the, sad late that has stricken down in the glory or manhood one who was such, a faithful public ser vant and whose private lite was with' out reproirch, and we do hereby ex tend to the orphan children and be reaved relatives our sincere and heart felt sympathies. May the bright and sinning example or his now, self sacrificing 'character, his numerous cnaritlcs, and bis consistent lite us au upright Christian gentleman, ever be Deioie us and De emulated by others, Jlay we show our appreciation of his gooaness and Kind wonc uy endeavor ing so to act that were he still anions us our conduct would afford him pleasure. Now, though after a life of trouble, toil and grief, his body lies wrapt in that peaceful slumber which Knows no waking, tiioutrn nis remains rest in a grave by the sad sea waves rar rrom those who knew and loved him best, his memory shall ever live among us, and he it further Resolved, That these resolutions be published in the Pearl River News, Times-Democrat, N. O. Picayune, and .scranton papers, and that a copy of the same be sent to the family of the deceased. A. h. Fittman, J.T. CALnouN, F. F. Rankin, W. E. Lampton, . r S. II. Dale, Committee. GEN. THOMAS S. FORD. Marlon County Record. Gen. T. S. Ford is dead. He leaves nine children, the oldest not vet grown: a sister and one brother, Dr. i. a. Dora, wnose soul was knit to his It seems with more than brotherly love. To these loved ones and other oumerous kinsmen his untimely death is esaeciallyd, but it is not sad to these alone, .lie developed bis natu ral abilities and become a irreat law yer. Re filled 'high offices and honor ed them. He refused political honois that he might have easily won. He and his brother, Dr. T. B. Ford, were leaders of their people. ..They were honored an J 'trusted, and two men never proved more worthy of trust and honor. They helped to make the best part of our history. General Ford was ad unceasing worker. He gave abundantly tytils. means to charity, tocnurcn aar to puonc enterprise. He encourauedand helped youtur men and women in their purpose to elevate tnemscives. no was gentle and kind to everybody, and impressed himself in all comnnntt as a good and true man.' A leading lawyer, an honored official, a respected citizen, allof this, out tins does not. nuir describe tbe man. . He was urcat In all that irreat. ness Implies. A great mind and a great heart, a great broad and deeo current of life the best portion of wnicn wasms little nameless acts of kindness and love. His memory 111 remain fresh In the minds of many whose lives be has blessed. . ....k , , His life is his monument, but let them mark bis grave with marble of purest white, let It be a broken col umn, Christian charity, truth and virtue will stand over it and ween. God In heaven came down and wel comed bis soul as a kindred spirit. a iter a time nis ooay win oe orongnt back and laid to rest at Columbia where so many love him. .We are pleased to notice that the' master bnd4IQtptaln P. K. Mayers is again at the helm or the Pascagoula Democrat-Star. When P. K. isn't on deck In Mississippi Journalism he is always missed. . INatcnei Dally Democrat. ThA Tfont.nrlrv hanlrnra In tion the other day refused wine at a Banquet. jientucKys otDcr wonder Is theIammoth Cave. "SCIENCE" AND YELLOW FEVER. Caustic Comments from a Mobile Lawyer. VOBtLK, Ala., October i, 1807: Major W. T, Walthall, Vlcksuurt. . , My Dear Major: It Is a pleasure In deed to read un article wrliteu by one of the old guards on yellow fever his toryIn this day whenever a cross road M. L. is proclaimed an expert ami when these cross-road experts as semble together they become the gov emnment, and with Indifference to commerce and humanity they deliber ately set to work to starve, maltreat and Insult the people and violate all rules of humanity. Surgeon General Wyman is quoted iu Saturday's paper as expressing sur prise at the enormous disproportion between the deaths in the South and the commercial Injury which has re sulted rrom the panic Here In Mobile, slavishly Imitating New Orleans, our Hoard of Health has I conceive, unlawfully undertaken a campaign of isolation, restraining the persons who are within the hont-e in which yellow ttver appears from golnu outside of it, even though the family may starve or the patient suf fe.r ror want or attention; more than this, prohibiting the toothers and sis ters or the dead rrom following them to the grave. All this Is done you know tinder the name of "scientific" sanitation, f We have Guiteras, a many-voiced man saying tn Mobile that he hd been put to fcreat expense on account of injury to his clothing rrom "disin rection" thereof to the Picayune that he did not observe any or these pre cautions because a mau could not carry yellow fever germs in his clothes; to the Globe-Democrat Inter viewer, that whilo he did not think that the germs could be carried, he was In tbe habit of disinfecting him self frequently, while to leave his con tradictory statements out or sight it is generally believed in Mobile from the methods or his travelling that he simply visited the sick and returned to this city without anv orecautions. While I am not criticising his doing tins, yet li lie can uo tins then other pcoplo can and uil embargoes upon traveling are wronu. Besides this. as you have shown in your letter, at times there Is a wide urea covered by the infection, at other times a verv narrow one. When it Is narrow, as you win renieintier. tne medical rac ulty applaud themselves to the echo and cry out to the superstitious mul titude: "See how we have protected you," see what benefit comes through our methods or quarantine and sani tation; when it is widespread thev cry out to the multitude: "Heboid you see now many thousands and thousands of beings have not had the fever, or have been cured of the fever; you see how we have prevented the fever go ing to Chicago," or nnv other point will do as well for the sake or their argument. So that whatever happens tne peopie nre caned upon to worship these mock scientists and their evil work. Now the remedy Is clearly not ef fectual quarantine, as many seem to think it is the dethronement of medi cal dictation falsely parading itself as science; it is the veneral abolition i the power now vested in ignorant bodies to trample upon all the most cherished rights of a free people. To recur to the published 'demon stration of the unscientific character or onr dictators, I will cite oueor two more mutters. The Alabama ; health .officer Dr. Sanders, a personal friend of mine and a most est linaole gentleman high ly skilled in his profession, but who pruuauiy never treated a yellow rerer casein his life, and who lias not had the yellow fever, as I am told, coolly says to tbe people of Seltna, that as a fact that yellow fever is easily killed, and I by fumigetinir my person artei visiting the sick consequently assure tlie safety or the people 1 visit. The scientific mind would not authorize t his statement as a fact. Moreover it is not a t;K't. The case or a war ve ktfl U'tuitia nam., 1 liuva fi.nrf.dun which in the 8u's after lying through a long winter and sunimet oil a New England port and being put in com merce the next summer, developed yellow fever. aboard as soon as she got in a witnu latitude. This certainly demonstrated beyond peradventure that the germ, whatever it may be, is not easily slain. 'Again, Guiteras in speakini or the absurdity or culling off tlie New Orleans papers and mail by quarintlning towns, declares in an interview, that' these cannot carry the infection because dry matter never does. AVell and good for tills time. In another interview (at Galveston 1 believe it was) he is quoted as saying mat tne lever generally comes In trunks from Cuba, Vera Cruz and the like. Who ever heard of contents of traveler's trunks being moistened be fore shipment and kept moist during their carriage? But this is science the quality of science that we are afflicted with. There is enouab, heaven knows, to make one foam at the mouth and in dulge in violent abuse of the ignoram uses who have brought us to this, but it will not avail anything with a su perstitious hysterical public to con vince. Let us go about convincing them of the folly of their ways in following this new voo-doo worship which has been set up for them and to persuade them to quit burning Joss-sticks and the like. Trusting that vou areeniovlnir eoorl health and the comforts of fife I re main, Very sincerely yours, H. rlLANS, The Advent of Roe Mullet. Bl'oxl Review. Our "fall" nnpt. hna Inst. monvamA from an attack nf Mia "nrnvalllnir" fevor, and the sight of a string of "uuoxi oacon inspired Dig poetic soul to write the following, which, with apologies to Bryant, are respectfully dedicated tn Mint, at.nnnch nif Invar nt tbe toothsome mullet, Colonel P. K. mayers or tne democrat-otar: The melancholia day have pawed, The "panic's" on the wane; And the so-called "Yellow Jack" at last . Gives way for better gatue. , The robin and the wren may fly, We do not care a d n i . Just pans along the mullet fry, Tbe old Biloxl bam. Thecolored preacher said: "I hah found' it necessary on 'count of do hardtltnes an' de glnertt deficiency obde circulation mejum In dls church to Interduce my new ottermatlo col- lecebun box. It's so fixed dat a half dollah or a quarter falls on a eushln without a noise. A nickel will ring a bell distinctly heard by de congrega shun, an' a suspeodah button, my fellar mawtels, will flahoff a pistol, to you will govern yo'selves accordingly. Let tho collecshun now precede while I lines a ulin." I 1?VcontestN The Atlanta One 5 Of the Subscriptions c r Received frorh those entering the jVS)) Contest to name properly the miss, jgjgg) ing word In the following sentence: "Once Qlven tho passion tor .. ' that one or the precious' metals will be mast Id demand which Is cheapest" And, in Addition. TO THE 10 PER CENT, WE WILL GIVE V-$l6o Cash Extra r For the first Six Correct Guesses, as follows: $50 for the First Correct Guess and $10 Each for the Next Five, in their order, provided the same are re ceived in our office on or beforo December 1st The period covered- 1 By This Contest shows about 16,000 expirations for The Weekly Constitution, and, of course, we want them all to renew and to enter the Contest. THIS MEANS $1,600 For the Missing Word Fund, and every additional sub-v scriber entering the contest will swell the amount the more. This period also compares with our First Missing Word Contest last year, in which M. M. L. Brittatn secured tbe prize $1,033. 50. As that was our First Contest, there were more than 5,000 subscribers received during the time, who did not enter for prize. It will not be so this time, for the plan is widely advertised and we have paid out within the past twelve months NEARLY $5,000 CASH upon the Five Missing Word Contests. The series has been of extraordinary interest, and the idea seems to grow In the public's favor. The book containing the sentenc b a standard publicsiion aad has been sealed up and placed with Mr. W. A. Hemphill, President and Business Manager of The Constitution, who will bold it safely until Uauarjr I, 1898. The sentence speaks for itself and submits a nry plain proposi tion for you to solre. The Contest Began November 1. 1897. The Contest Ends January 1, 1898. This contest lasts two months and the amount to be elided will probably be in the neighborhood of f 1,000. There ma!5e one cor rect answer, there may be a dozen, there may be more, but remem . ber it cost nothing tn supply a word, and you may get it correctly. Whether you do or not, you get Be Greatest ot All American HeeKlu newspapers tor One Year. Keep That In View and Send Your Ouess With Your "n Dollar for a Year's Subscrlption--w Tea iwr eenl ef the OneiiaerV Pab.rrlaflua. a of, ta tbe Paaa to ke divide. Ia ether wwrda, if this Halmrlptlan Vnm4 aaiaaau ta S'ie.OO far the Iwa aionthx, the Kund ta as to the aaeeeaafal aesaer waald he S4,00S. Followln are the eondlUeu. of eeateeti WB PKOPOAK TO PITT 10 PKR ft'KT or tb amount w native tot saliowtptlofiB, wtwrvln th. party Mubncriblng enter, the Htalng Word Cbav tMt,1ntoa fantf for dlatribailon amonv tbaMwho name onmrUj U lataolnf wold. For 1nttftco: If only one enntntiiat ft the word right, he or eba, as the ease may he. will have aU the money. If nore th.a one atrlke It, the earn will be ennuly divided, each correct answer Koolriag Its propoitloa ate sbare of the fuad. TUB CONDITIO PRRTBDRJtT FOB ft RN DING A OTR89 at the afuelna Word I. that eooh and every fnie munt be aoeompaalt'a by a year's enfceerfptloa to THK WUEKLY OONHTITUTION: the aneee munlbenentla 8 ine inrntiw avnvc unan miv uiifnrj iih 17 .or tuivrmun; forfotttng U. or louvlnB It oat by accident or otherwlee, or aot kaowiaa ef a (k. t.A ,1mA IMI Ilk-MvthAM ' S II ... I... MManM will M. Aai.l.la Hi IT O to send a gnee. arterwaran. Tbe . . fliuuiU mmnA irrnM M a share of the lead for eaeh oorreet cueee wot; there will be ao eeelteJ prlaa afl WW -mm aim will cat first nrltka I'm .mi mn v mil mm iti.. " - - - - aa Um . WW end aabacTtptioaa, . M THB CONTEST BEGAN NOV. I T-We brtraa then ta keep aoearata ao- if count ef tbesutaorlptloai received with gueMira and on December let we will 1 KMlta bow much la to the oredit ol the ealee .ben tueailB(, and enrtag If embar w will p.blteh each week how the fund has frown. g i i in. ....l lal tim 1..1.H V fM . SMTA . . .t.l..V. - llt ft I la W ITU 1 PJ LUW-nPJ,lll ini-ll,,linMaaT-,WUip,-., w lucoteeful party or parties the full prUe sinotnt that be. acerned latbooeoteet. la Maklaa Year Awewer Too aaed aot writs the seataaoa oat la fall. Just state simply tbe Mtastaf Word fee Janaary let ts "....,.." 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