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flffltlal Jurna! of TOM 1 OF S(BHO. MAYERS EDITOR. "TO i ADVERT! SERS. The Democrat-Star is the oldest newspaper of the Mississippi Gulf Coast; Las a larger hona-fide circulation thanjvny other newspaper hi this section ; therefore it is ; The Best AdYertisin Medinm. ; - AdTerttscrs. Bear tis in Mind.- THIS PAPER IS ALL HOME PMftT. V- m Scranton, M ilsissippl : FRIDAY JUNE 10, 1303. b - CANDIDATES, ElGGtioii Tuesday, NoYemcr 8. 1898. .. anxot h4kt-wn cosun-Ks To the Voter of the Sialh roiiErosaronal DMrkt. Believing tlml an hiveatlgajloii of my record in Congress will lmw that t have discharged my dnty faithfully, actively and rnVleitffc4 that I have kept all promisee andftruken no party pledges, I, therefore, am encouraged to again solicit the up port of my conatltuency for re-election, awtiere ly announce my candidacy, subject to the action of the Democratic party of the Sixth District of Mississippi. VifcpectfiiHy, "" ' W. F. LOVE, March IS, 1898. The frauds are not all dead yet. Spain wat8 peace. So does Me lt i rile. Judge Powell buttled up Governor McLaurln. . The war fever in this State is cool ing off now. .Many of the State papers are roast ing Governor Anse. People will read the " Old Reliable " If they have to borrow it. Spain will take no sugar in her coffee shipped from America. Our Mississippi press boys are cn . listing in the army right along. ine crop 01 sweet, gin graauatea are now being harvested in this State. We think the McLaurln clan is nbout busted liad its day In this State. There Is some talk about Anse call J ing tho .Legislature together In extra . session. - . - , - ' When the Greenwood company left home It was presented witli a purse of uu uy ine en in iiMu.M iu tiu.cus. r The man who Is on the ragged edge or dlspair win ao almost anything. I? tithing Is too mean for him to do. It cost the government for trans porting the first Mississipui regiment, v from Jackson to Chickamauga, $7,000. Our Governor can do more spiteful things than any man we ever knew, which render him so unpopular witli the people. Tim f pt.luirliKta nf fi rpon ivonrl hnvr adopted plans for a $12,000 church building. They have nearly $7,000 subscribed. It Is a violation of the Sunday law of this State to carry on any business where money is taken in on the Sab hath day. Ilealthy young men who have no one dependent upon them can 4,Jlne" the army now, and do the country 6ome serylcc. On to Cuba lias been the cry for many weeks, but the American army u still at home arranging and getting ready for the onward march. The Indianapolis Journal paus.es to remark that the man In Klondike who paid U for a piece of pie is one of those peace-at-any-pricc fellows. A primary, slcction has been ordered in the Third Congressional district, and now Mr. T. C. Catchings' friends are more than confident of his success The Silver Democrat, published at Carrolton, .has been enlarged to a seven column- paper. This Is evidence " of 'Increasing business, which we are glad to note. The Chicago Dispatch thinks the proposition to boycott tho French sardines will be sure to produce a pro test from those who believe in dealing gentle with the herring. A Pea Soup, Colo., man named Win slow Is the father of triplets and re fuses to go to war, with the remark : " I am doing as much for my country as any durn man Id the State." The ten per cent reduction In wages made by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company in 1893 is to be restored July 1, according to semi official announcement made nt the , general offices of tho company In Louisville last week. - : ' That able and gallant gentleman, James L. Llddcll, of the Grenada .Grenadian, has been authorized by President MeKlnley to rats) n com pany to )oln tho regiment of Immunes commanded by Col. Walter I). Barker of this State. ( - Mr.'-'W. G. liuntley, editor of the Enterprise Times, has enlisted In tho fourteenth United State Infantry to see service in Hie Philippine Islands. We hope lie may return at the close of the .war with honors innumerable. The Timet Is now In the hands of Mr. T. P. Sampson, who will continue tho paper. WAR NEWS BOILED DOWN. Five American warships on Tues day silenced tho forts of Cumanera, In the bay of Guuntanamo, Cuba, and cut their cables. Many Spaniards are reported killed. The Spanish torpedo boat destroyer, Terror, was sunk by t lie American fleet while trying to ent er Santiago harbor In the night. Her crew of about sixty men were lost. Major General Shaftcr and his army have started for the Invasion of Cuba in the vicinity of Santiago. Admiral Camara's "fleet is still at Cadis. Gen. Agusti, commander-in-chief of Spanish forces in the Philippines, has Informed the home government that he cannot hold out longer without as sistance. Sampson may cross the ocean and attack Cadiz. - The Port I Rico expedition will sail in about ten days, with Gens. Lee or Coppingcr In command. The Methodist Conference feccntly in session at Balt imore, took time to endorse McKinley. The Philadelphia North American putiuit this way ij. "i',n thou as poor I as., .Spain,,-nod. as chased as Cervera, tno.ii siiai ui'-t xca pe. ha mponoj.i. . - - , ' Tin Omaha Worjd-Herald informs us that .the" "heavy cannonading hoard in V.'esterti Nebraska is only the corn shooting out of the ground." Loiter let go his wheat and the lighter loaf of bread went up in weight. Flour is now quoted In New York nt $1.70 less per barrel than it was ten days since. " Dr. J. 11. Hunter, of the Slate Board of Health, has issusd a notice again warning the people of Mississippi to resort -to general vaccination. The smallpox is said to have prevailed for a mouth at Laurel beforo It was re ported, nod there is grave danger of a spreading nf Mm epidemic. Announcement was made a few days ago of the pardon or dismissal from the penitentiary of Mr. Fox, one of the slayers of Din kins; and now comes the news that an effort is being made to get Harry Coleman, Fox's as sociate in the crime, out of prison on the same grounds, The secretary of war has telegraph ed Governor McLaurln that tho call of the President for an additional seventy-five thousand men does not mean the organization of other regi ments, but the enlistment under this call will be filled in the regiments al ready organized, making the maxi mum of the compnnies one hundred and six instead of eighty-four each. Anccrintesof Admiral Dewey seem to be without nn end as well as recollec tions of those who liavo had the ac quaintance of our new celebrity. For instance Ft. L. Stevens, who was a gunner under Dewey when the latter was a lieutenant In tho Mississippi river fleet in 1862, claims that the future admiral aimed tho gun that seriously disabled the Confederate ram Manassas. A Tennessee veteran, reading the advice to drink and batho only in boiled water, to bathe the feet at the end of a march and to change the un derwear daily, writes to his nearest paper to remark that when he was with the column that struck John Morgan's command on the Cumber land in July, 1863, and headed that gallant raider oft from Bufflngton ford he did not find an opportunity to take off his clothes for sixteen days. The West Point Leader, published up in the " praire belt" says : " The way corn is being hauled from town to the plantations this year, is enough to make town people sick. Farmers buying corn means disaster to all kinds of business. Another tiling, farmers buying corn to raise S cent cotton, means disaster to the farmers. The editor of the Democrat-Star said from llie'breaklng out of the war that lie would not enlist on account of his age and infirmities, but he was willing for all who felt that way dis posed to go and fight the Spaniards and thereby cover themselves all over with glory, even if they were not fork unatc enough to get back home alive. We arc very willing for all our male kin ui) (I those of our wife to march to the front in solid phalanx and do up Spain in short order, but as for us, we have seen enough of war ; don't want any more In ours. Jicsldcs ttie oi;i men uro needed at home to take care of the women and tho children. Tho Vicksburg Dispatch endorses the appointment of Mr. Sullivan to the United States Senate. It says: Mr. Sullivan is a man of wonderful personal magnetism, is as true as steel to his friends, and firm and cour ageous wiih ihe opposition. In the cnurt house he has few equals as a lawyer and debater, and judging by his record In the house ho will soon take high rank in tho Senate. In the northern partot the State be is known far and wide, and as he is now to fill Walthall's seat he wltl soon be known all over the State. Next year there will be a hard contested, interesting State campaign, and if Senator Sulli van decides to take the stump he will tako high rank among the Democratic leaders." Some men In exalted places do some mean, little, contemptible things that show conclusively that they iro not fit for the places they occupy. , aenreuiry Aiger nas asked for nn appropriation of 158,000,000 for the equipment and maintenance for the remainder of the year for the second call of volunteers. CONTEfMIBLE! Gov, McLaurin Displays a Petty Spite AND PREVENTS JAS. K. VARDAMAX FROM RECEIVING A CAPTAIN'S COMMISSION Because that Gentleman Saw Fit to Criticise Some of the Governor s Official Acts. - - The administration of trovernor McLaurln has been one of surprises, and no act of his has caused greater indignation and chagrin than his re fusal to grant Mr. Vardaman a cap tain's commission in the volunteer army, because, forsooth, that gentle man, as editor of the Greenwood Commonwealth exercised the right of criticising.. some of the Governor's! official acts. To use oo harsher term it is contemptible, and the "lit tlest" TniNO we ever-knew a Chief Executive of a great State to; be guilty of. It Is the straw that 'broke the camera. back, an rj 'but '.few of tlje Governor, -warmest fricads condone the act. . . . , ,, Tho Democrat-Star has, since its foundation, exercised the right of a free and uutrarumeled press, to criti cise. and hold up to public view the ofticial acts of a public servant. Itlsarigbt accorded the press of a free country, and we, as well as other papers of the State have fairly roasted former Governors whenever their acts Justified such a course, and It Is the first Instauce on record where a Governor has stepped down from his high position to do an editor a LITTLE MEAN CONTEMPTIBLE THICK, as that in Mr. Vardaman's case. Read the following carefully and draw your own conclusions : Jackson, Miss., June 3, 18ft?. The following correspondence be tween Hon. Jas. K. Vardaman, editor of the Greenwood Commonwealth and Captain of the Water Valley Company, and Governor McLaurln, together with Captain Vardaman's speech to his company on retiring, after the Governor refused to Insist that Mr. Vardaman be mustered in, such insistence on the part of the gov ernor being necessary to overcome a slight physical defect In Mr. Varda man's right arm, which was broken when he was a child, is the sensation of the State. This correspondence and speech, which is fully self-explanatory, follows : Camp Pat Henry, June 2, 1898. Governer A. J. McLaurin, Jackson, Miss,: Sir I am advised that you have refused to insist upon my appoint ment to the captaincy of tho Water Valley Rifles, because you have not been informed by me that I really de sire It. Now 1 want to assure you that I did enter Into tins matter with a fixed and firm determination to go Into active service. I feel that It Is m.v duty and the duty of eery good citizen to respond to the call of his country in such anemergcncy.epd lor that reason I should be glad to have you insist upon the appointment, that my physical aisaoiuties, which aeoar me from entering the service, may thereby be removed. You will please indicate to me at once your determi nation in the matter. Pardon the use of pencil; I have no pen and ink. Very respectfully, JAMES . V AKDAMAN. Executive Department, Jackson, Miss., June 3, 181)8. Hon. James K. Vardaman, Camp Pat Henry : Sir Your ietter of yes terday, marked 'personal," was hand ed to mo last night. In it you say that you are advised that 1 have re fused to insist upon your appointment to the captaincy of the Water Valley Rifles because I had not been inform ed by you that you really desired It.; You also say that you should be very gl.ia to nave me insist upon your ap pointment, that your physical dis abilities may thereby be removed. The war department at Washington directed the mustering olticer to must er in commissioned otllecrs, notwith standing their rejection. by the sur geon for physical defects, if I Insist upon their being mustered in. 'Yes terday, I was notified bv the muster ing officer, Lieutenant Lock wood, that you and Lieutenant McFarland "were rejected physically," at the same time asking if I insisted "that you (you and Lieutenant. McFarland) be mustered in." Captain McFarhuul had previously been to see me in ref erence to his physical defects, which consisted merely of his age; 64 yoars next winter, the loss of vision com mon to men of his age, and requested me to insist upon his being mustered in, notwithstanding these- defects. He- lievlng that his physical defects will not materially detract ironi ins emci- ency, and that tho military service will not suffer by his being mustered in, and there being no reason why 1 should not do so, 1 insisted his upon holr.i? must ered in. Afterward, Mr. Munoieneiu ano Lieutenant Knox called and request ed me to Insist norm your being mus tered in. I replied to them that you had not requested me to insist upon being musted in, and cited them to trf.ui. niti-cltt lont. iiltnun fif run In vnitr paper, since I have been in a position that precludes my answering It, as j think It deserves, which has been long continued, unjust, unfair and unpro voked, and I Informed them that un der these circumstances 1 could not insist upon your being mustered In, and preserve my self-respect. Mr. Stubblcfield asked me if I would In sist In the event you roquested me to do so, to wnicn i replied mat l wouin consider that when the request should bo made, but that I would not, in ad vance of a reoucst by you, sly what 1 would do. I do not feel that there ts any public or military necessity or reason or cause for me to Insist upon your being mustered in, but that If I should do so it wouia nave io-feon personal grounds. Indeed, you seem to recognize as much by marking your letter to me "personal." Before 1 could, as a "personal" matter, have insisted upon your being muttered Into a, position which doubtless others would gladly accent. I feel that the newspaper assault yon have made upon me shiiuld have been publicly withdrawn, being the least reparation iimiejutu uava uecn onorsu. unac companied Tiy such withdrawal, your request Is for1 mc to Insist upon the mustering in of one who bitterly as saults me. This, it Is Impossible for me to do. I lake no pleasure In re counting these matters, but I do so Mint you urn? see that my refusal to Insist upon yiHir mustering In was not because 1 had not been Informed by you that you really desired It, and that It may be seen how your letter, unaccompanied with any reparation, leaves It Impossible for mc, after your rejection by Mie surgeons, to Insist, as a personal matter, upon your being mustererHoto a position which num bers of oMnrs would, doubtless, gladly have. Very respectfully, : A. J. MCLAURIN. Upon receipt of the above letter, Captain Vardaman ordered his com pany drawn Into line, and addrcsssed tnem as follows : ,m "Gentlemcrv-I havo just received from Governor McLaurin a most re markable letter. He refuses to com mission me as your captain because I have seen tft ko make a few strictures upon his ofticial derelictions. He has undertaken-to prostitute the func tions of a great office to the punish' ment of . a. nrlvate. personal Dolitical foe.' I havjp heard It said of some of you uiai ofcause oi my inaointy to lead you ift this campaign, that yon will refuse to join the army at all. Let m begMind -tjeseeuh yon not to persist in that purpose. When I left home u. weeki(gti todayj to Join with you ii&nim)unr)aign; I did so cer tho .teat f-wviest jt a dear liut wife 4111I ;li -loving, children. - I v. as fully consciojisof he fact tV I could ilialford to make the sacrifice. But moved I by.a, profound sense of public duty,,! csma In response to the cal of the President,, whose election I up posed, and what I oonsldered the im perative deuiauds of the situation, to share with you the hardships and de privations of warfare. 1 had no other ambition than to do my full duty'",i my country, unoheornply, with the de mands of , myieoiicience. -t We have completed our company , and stand ready to tender it to the government. But the Governor, for purely personal reasons, declines to accept my proffer ed services. It is no deprivation to me, save ine disappointment which I suffer at being unable to show to you in a substantial way the depths of gratitude fur tho compliment that you paid me when you elected mo to ine captaincy or your company. "1 know that each and e.-eryonoof you were moved by the same motive, inspired by the same lorty spiiit, and 1 want fj beg you to carry out the nrsi, intention. et not ine wrong which the Govornoi has done me, the outrage winch he has neruetrated un- on the sense of right and propriety of the people of Mississippi, drive vou from the path which patriotism has marked Ifft-you to follow. Two wrongs never madeone right, and the unfort unate step of our patriotic Governor is no justification Tor you acting dis loyally to the State and ourcorufcon country. ;'. "Remain steadfast, stand by the or ganlzation of your company. makewrtand ,1,e W1,rm " Cuba than .. it . . ' I at it nilmti ii J ir villi! rt m at tkn your muster roll, Join the army, and go rurth and do your duty like brave soldiers and patriotic citizens. And wherever you may go, whether It be In the wildsof Cuba, or in the far dis tant Philippine IslarHts.. I wanteach und everyone of you to know that my best wishes and fervent nravern for yourmappinftss, health and-prosperity shall always1 Attend you. - "In you are the element of the true soldier, -sucH stuff that '.mankind ad mire, Jove and respect. Uud bless you;.-. You will now elect a captain to take , my place. I will assumo the right 'toilet as chairman while you hold the election." ' Lieutenant Jinox and Private Jones were placed in nomination. Lieuten ant knox declined to allow the use of his name, and moved that Mr. Jones he elected by acclamation, which mo tion prevailed. The above is a splendid likeness of Sullivan (Converse; son of Mr. H. W. Converse,' proprietor of the Randall Hotel, at -Moss Point. Young Conr veree was selected out of a great num ber 'othjirovjil reserves for bis Arte pnysiquoann intellectual powers as a specimen of American seamen. ' mi :.; -, The Right Grit. Coffrrevlllo Courier. , We note that linn. J. IC. Vardaman. the able editor of tho Greenwood Com monwealth, has volunteered, and will go to the front with the second Mis sissippi Regiment. We do not approve of this act at all, for Vardaman is really too good a fellow to sacrifice In such nn unholy cause, but we do ad mire bis pluck, and are willing to give mm ail honor and credit Tor proving his faith bv his works. Mr. Vardaman has been a consistent advocate of the Cuban war. It has come, and ho does not shirk the responsibility on to his neignoor, out snouioers nis gun tn defenso Of-what he believes to be right. Of such men are heroes made, and we love to dwell upon their valor. We shall note with pleasure any advance ment in rank, which our friend will surely merit. , - J. p . "e-r ' .-B-a Fltzhugh Lee was sixteen years of age whewappolntrcd by President Fill more n cadet to West Point. The young Virginian, whllo at ticlmllitarv academy' was called tho "flea," because of his sHr statue and great activity. 1 w- and, ths that he signed his name r.Lee.- K'- . i ' .' .. ' " Read all the new advf-;isemcnts In this Issue uf the DEMOCUkT-STAR? ' .... " -.. , - yj, - . -. g - - " - - .a- HERE IS YOUR CHANCE! Enlist in the Second Battalion o( tbe Banner Regiment. Gen. Geo. Baldey, hto of U. S. Army, Colonel; Hon. Lliyed Posey, ex-Senator, as Lieut. -Colonel, and Hon. A. M. Dahlgren, Collector of Customs of United States for Missis sippi, as Major of 2nd Battalion, and such company officers as may be se lected by the companies when formed. You will never regret Joining this regiment. Call on or address A. M. Dahlorrn. Collector of Customs, Biloxl, Miss. Sons of Their Fathers. The New York Commercial Adver tiser enters a protest at so many sous of their father being appointed to good fat jobs in the volunteer army. A list of them printed by this paper is a follows : m Two sons of cx-rresidentGiapt. A son of ex President Hayes. A son of ex-President Harrison. ? , A grandson of ex-President Grant. ' ' A son of Gen. John A Logan. : A son of the Astnrs. . , A son of Senatygf oraker. . A son of Senator Sewell. ' '" A'Sori of Senator Gray. ' - " '; Two sonst of -ox-BcnafcorrCalvin Price. A son of ex-Mayor Strong of "New York. A son of ex-Mayor Hewitt of New York. A son of Yicftfrcsldcut Ilobart's brother. - A brolherof , Vanderbilt's son-in-law. . A son of Secretary Alger. A son of ex-Consul General John C. New. People should not be too hasty In condemning these arpointments. Many of these young men may be en tirely competent to All the positions to which they have been appointed. 0UB SOLDIER BOYS- The First Mississippi Regiment are pleasantly located at Chickamauga anil arc in the best of spirits. The Chattanooga Times has the fol lowing to say of our boys : "The men of tho First Mississippi Regiment arc all sons of good Missis sippi families and were by far the most decent, well-behaved, polite and orderly set of volunteers that tins city has ever seen. Women and boys pass ed back and forth between the cars selling fruit and eatables, and not one could complain of being robbed. "The trip to this city was unevent ful. Every man in this regiment is in excellent health and better able to any other body of volunteers at the park. As the trains pulled into the depot a large body of Northern volun teers, waiting for tho regular train to the park were greeted with tho" rabel yell from the Mlssissipplans." The Congressional Record of the 5t.lt, contains a speech by Mr. Love on tne hit! to provide means to meet the war expenditures. ,le showed that he was not wanting in patriotism. and was willing to vole every dollar necessary to prosecute tho war, bul he was not willing that advantage should be taken of the patriotic im pulses or the people to saddle upon them a debt the requirements of the house did not demand. Mr. Love thinks if we must borrow money we ought to borrow it only as we must. Morton umnty itecjrd. The Salaries Our Soldiers Get. Here are the salaries our boys will get : Major general. $9, 575: brigadier general, $6,875; colonel, $4,375; lieu tenant colonel, ), .do; miijur, vs.rjo; captain, mounted, $2,500; captain, not mounted, $2,250; regimental adjutant, $.',250; regimental quartermaster, $2. 250; first lieutenant mounted. $2,000; lieutenant, not mounted, $1,875: sec ond lieutenant, not mounted, $1,750; regimental chaplain, $1,875; regiment al surgeon, (3,125; assistant surgeon, $2.000. . A private soldier receives $15.50 a montit; ordinance serge mts, $42.50; hosoital stewards, $57.25, and aiding hospital stewards, $31.25. An Editor in Distress. Walnut Grove Dawn of Mfcht. V - A two-gallon jug of good syrup would be very iioeeptirtile to us just now from some of our subscribers, also a bucket of lard and a ham pf meat. Judge Z. 'MTStevens has VbrTared his resignation to Gov, M&nurin, and announced himself as a candidate for Congress from" the Second disliilct, vice W. V. Sullivan, appointed Sena tor. .- " ' ' Judge A. G. Mayers, having retired from the 8th judical district bench, has resumed the practlco of . the law, as will be seen by Ills card In the Dem- ue uem- ir bury ocjtAT-aTAE to-day. A . ... I A Bolivar, O., woman, after ing per seventh husband, erected a monument to the whole lot. It con sisted of a marble hand with the In dex fjnger pointing to the sky, and on the base,' instead of names, dates, etc., were tho words : "Seven Up." Some unknown "exchange" gets this off : " in case tho Cubans should Join with the Spaniards and refuse to be helped by tho United States, what would there bo left for ur to do?" 'We'd have to Patrick Henry them, I guess give, 'om liberty or death." A'State official reminds us of Doc stick's Damphnol. He is always doing something Chat he ought pot to do, and .doing that which he is told not to do. A lady who advertised fo a girl "to do light housework" received a letter from an applicant, who said her health needed sea air, and asked ir tbe lady would kindly Informed her where the light house was situated. The Philippines lie wholly within the tropics, reaching at tho south to withrfour and hair degrees of the equator. The "elephant beetle "or Veneiue la is the largest insect In the world. A full-grown one weigh about one half pound. - " O. RANDALL, President. Casher; l. W. STEWART, f 1808. 3DI Paid Up Capital, $25.000 ; Surplus, $10,000. SCRANTON Sf ATE BANK, SCRftNTON, " MISSISSIPPI.'- i Transacts a general Banking Business. Safety Deposit" Boxes for rent, ranging in price from $4 to $7 per vear. Interest paid on Time Deposits in onr Savings Deparhuent Slreotoraii J. W, Stewart, D. J. Jane, O. Rundall, O. M. Luce, F. D. Bceht. J. I. Ford, Julyso, WST. ' ... " , A VOICE FROM THE PAST. Spanish Curio Which Tell Men Buried Alive. or . Washington, June 1 Secretary Al ger has received. from Ocean Springs, Miss., a Spanish weapon known as a millets, wbloh is said to be used Jy the toreadors In - boil fighting. It was-setit-fcy. Newcomb -LTarktL that, place, who said that the weapon bad a Interesting. history, having been made early In the sixteenth century. The sender recalled that in dismant ling a-Spanish fort in St. AUgustine early in t ie civil war In one or toe casements there wasfound the re mains of a 'dozen men, who had un questionably been imprisoned there. Among 6ther things discovered with llieirskeletons was -the muleta sent to the Secretary. f It came into the sender's possession in 1801 from a soldier who reported that lie Lud found it at tiic place in dicated. ""The weapon Is about four teen inches long, made of twisted hide, which on tho ends Is fitted Into a cylinder of Iron or steel. Attached to the iryn cylinders art) a Dumber of small rings, which presumably serve for the purpose, of atlaching to the thongs with instruments of torture at their end. The curiosity will be pre sent ctl to the President by Secretary Alger. At a regular convocation of Supe rior Lodge Knights of Pythias of Washington, U. C, held in their Cas tle Hall recently, Senator Mark Han nn, of Ohio, Senator Burrows, of Mich igan, and Senator Shoup, of Idaho, were Initiated into the order by speci al dispensation, they being over the age limit. A knot Is a nautical mite, and a nautical mile Is equal In length to one of latitude on the meridian, or one mlniito of longitude on the equator. The Uulied States coast, survey has adopted the rule of considering one na uticai m lie as being 6,080,27-100 feet,' or 800 feet longer than a luAd mile. ' Veto .ldvrrUeinfnt. A. G. MAYERS, ATTORNEY-AT-LAV. , Brandon, Mlaualaaippl. NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC. A'otlce In hereby fvA that on June 15, IS08, the town ofSernnton will cutoff tbe water supply from all persona who may at that time be connected with the Lewis waterworks system In said town. All person wishing to continue the use of the water had biiwr make application at once to Mr. C. O. Benson, superintendent of tho town waterworks plant, at his office in the S;riton Hotel. W. V. FAHNSWOHTn, Mayor. H. B. KocnKK, Town Clerk. June 10, 1S98, - 17-lt WOTIC3I . The fnllowlnndesnrlbrtd goods having been seized at the l'ort of Pascaizoula, Mislssippt, to enforce forfeiture for violation of the nv unue laws, all prson having any claim thereft) are directed to appear and file the siime with the Collector of tHistoms, at Pas cngoula Custom-house within twenty days of this date : l bottles Bay Hum, 7 do) ties (ill), nel.ed Jan. 31. 18ft5; 1 fibl. linm, Feb. 1, lKtlS; 30U L-iriirs, May 25, im, aud 1 tfulloos Uuui, Jan. , 16118. A. M. DATII.GIU'.N, CulJeutor.of Cuatwia. June 10, 1808. . - , fj.3t ' ORDINANCE NO 112.. AS ORDINANCE for the protection of the Waterworka and Klectrlu Mglit- Hunts of the Town of Scranton. Mississippi. . Be It ordained by the Mayor and .Board nf Aldurmen of the town nf Scranton, That from and after the passage of this Ordinance it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to cut, break, mntllite. deface, or otherwise Injure any of the buildings, machinery, pipes, hydrants, valve-., poles, wires, lamps, or 01 her property or flxturea of Ora Water works and Electric Light Plauts of the town of Scranton, - It shall be unlawful for any person or per sons to shoot at, or throw rooks, sticks, or anyihlni ulse st orasalnst any of the bul UI ings, pipes, ui ranis lamps, or uther nroo ants, valves, poles, wires. iroperiT or nxiuns or trie Waterworks end hleutrlc LI; lit, Dliwtsot the said town. It Shall ba unlawful for any person nr per sona to put. throw, or cast into any pipe, re servoir, cistern, or hydrant any sutwtanee whiteveitor to any way defile nr pollute or attempt to defile or pollute the water In any pipe, reservoir, cistern or hydrants connect ed with the said Waterworks plant. It shall be unlawful for any person or per sons except such us have permission front the Hoard of Mayor and Alderhien of the town of Scranton, or such person as said Hoard shall appoint as manager, to climb the ktand-pipo, reservoirs, or poles, or to enter the boiler rooms or power house, or to eom uilt any trespass uoon the uroncrtvof tbe al waterworks and Electric Light plants! of said ton H shall he unlawful for any person or per sons to violate any rule or rules as are now mads or lint hereafter he made, altered or ..1 amended by the said Board of Mayor tad mermen, governing the saia waterworks and Electric Light plant. - Any person or persons found guilty nf vio lating any of the provisions of this Ordinance hall be Ined not less than one nor more than one hundred dollars, or ba Imprisoned for a term of not less than on nor mora than thir ty days. There being no Ordinance OB this subject, reordered that this Ordinance take elect ad be Id force from and after Its passage. W. H. 8. Hormai, Town Clerk. Jnna 10, Mas. w. FA'itasnuitiUi Mayor. IT-Sk THE JIOAD LAWS FOR SALE. Tho lOd Laws, with the amend ments, neatly nrlnted t pamphlet form, can tC 1 at the tf -40CfUT-TAR Clce. J. 1. FfJBD, Vke-PrtildtM V E. J. JANE, Assistant Cashier. uhler Mom Point Bmncb. LAND NOTICE. Lako Orrica at Jackson, v ', 4 . ... Jne4,iai. 'J Notice Is hereby (riven that the fnllni. waiued settler ha. Hied notice of hll Ot t on U niake Snal proof tn support ofkL" claim, and that said proof will be iH. A? fore the circuit clerk of J.icksoii count. Scranton. Miss., on Jly . liW "he I'harh s Oronler.uf Ecatwpa. Mi' w stead entry No..JMI, f he sw an'.. section Ha, township laoutbanie 6 wit ' his ranUmiuua hHViMWM d.nGt?' Mono! said land, mi T '". Joseph HrootovAiidrewF aim "rtiun v . It, WIlU and llenjaniin K. Wulf Zrt 'f calawpa, Jackson county. Miss. , tie nnawtine following wTI ileuses tn m,. JAMW-Ul.tUtaglsie,. June 10, im. LAND NOTIC6XT . .. : Laki OKrici atJackuk,Mi, - Sottas Is hereby given that tbe folbwlng'iJ settler has II led nolle, ofll, Intention, 2 final proof In anpportof hie i-lalru, anit that ui uniof will be mods before the cin nit rlerk 3 Jaikaon county, Mli., at Scrauton, MIm July ao, law, via: , . '. " Henry Webb, of OecanSprlngs, lMi8.,nomcftnd. entry So. a4,tK7, for the n lif. aw qr ami a. g, (ir, auction SI, townslilp south, rang 7 wart ' He iismes tbe following w Uneaten to' prore his continuous residence upon and cultivation o( uid land, vis; William Itotiae, Lewla King, of Ocean Sprtan. Jackooii fount;, Wins.; Sardvn Konae Hum KM, of Fort Bayou. Jaekaon counts, HIM, tn.,n , JAAtKH HIlX Rtglitct. June 10, ISflS, Contract Notice. , Notice Is hereby given that a contract for the iiHiiilIng unci repaii lug of the old portiou of the court-house, according to .ueclau tions on lile in the clerk's office, will be let at public outcry to the lowest bidder, at tsi front door uf the court .house.'lu the tosuof Scrunloii, Mississippi, on the , Mmidaij tie ilk day of July, Mft,1 at 12 in. Bond In double t lit) sum of bid si) be required for hiltiiful performance of vil li act. The I'IkIiI to reject nny and ivJiWma reserved. By order of the Unard.sx , June 10, 1S!W, i 'ijjit Contract Notice. , Notice Is hereby given that the mritruct.bj sealed bids, for t he supply of 'records, lilauk linuka, iuy certliiiales, stationery, kail forms ami such other books Htiii blank a are used by iltu cuuuty.und district ottiiM'ni mil bo let at the ri-gubirWHtiiig of the Hoard of Supervisors of jituksou. county, Miastsaipts, at tho court-liousu thereof. In the tuna art Scriiiiton, Mississippi, on the - Finl Mmiddji, Ihe Hit day of lb', said contract to be let under tbe law In inch case made and provided. By order ot iba Board. f . it. LEWIS, Clerk. .Iuiiol0, 1898. .. .... . !'- BridKo Notice. Notice Is hereby given that tko cootrarl for building i bruise owvr Hlutf Creek, m road i a. near the More of Sidney AndtwK, In Beat .o. i. aucoi dAnti to plans and spetiB eiitrOns on Ale lu tbe clerk's oftlce, will Debt at public outcry the kiwest bidder, at 111 front door of the rtirt-honwf in Die town of Soranuin, MisHstsipul, on the - , Fini MoMtoSr&e i!h tlof ef nfy. If at, 12 m. -BaM in double the amount of bat, tor the falthwl prfpraiiiaa; of contract, and to keep saldHeiisa Agetxf condit ion and re pair for three 'irTroni dslte of accept ot contract1' will be nxfulird. The rlaht t reject any and all bids is reserved t, tat Board. By onler of Jhe taoai-dr U. LEWIS, Clerk. June 10. JS(C IT. LANP llOTICE. . " Lamp OrriCa at Jacksou, Hi.( . - . - . May 11, I Notice Is hereby gh'en that the tnllowlnf named settler has Sled tiottce of Ida Inten tion to make Snal proof In support ntw claim, and that said proof will lie niud be fore the circuit clerk of Jacksoa county, Scranton. MIhs., on Jeri 8, isns. viz: Zoa 1. K rob n, nf Ocean fpringf, Ml. homestead entry No. XfiU. for tbcalif, qr. and w lif. se qr, section SI, township south, ramie 8 west. He names the following witnesses to prova j nis continuous resilience upon anu tui.i'-i lion of said Isnd. viz: .loaeph J. Scarhorouph. John B. Colewas, Roliert Druiblrds and Kinanuel Kaymoml, all of Ocean Springs. Juckson county, Mias. J A NIKS UILL. Ueglster. May 20. 1808. LAND NOTICE. .;NDOFr.CSATjAn. Notice is hereby given that the followinf natued wttler has hied notice of bis inten tion to make Snal proof In support of n claim, and that said proof will be mai! be fore the chancery clerk of JiieKson coun.j. at scranton, miss., on June s, h. v. li.... a k,ii.. a. uiuu home stead entry No. 2I.3S7, for the s hf, ne uriuM w hf, se qr, section ja, twwnsnip p au.-. range 0 west, . , He niiDH-s the followlmr witnesses to pro' his continuous resident upon audcuiH" lion of said land, vlj! - ' ' Francis Breer, Enter A. Bell and Byron Bell, of Hasln Mls.j Andrew J. Ulkardios. of Americus, Miss. JAMES HILL, Kegiater. ', May 18, ISM. LANQl NOTICE. tlon to make final proof in support or claim, and that said proof will bem e j: fore tho circuit clerk of Jackson county." Scranton, Mlsfc.qn Ju.e.W , isss, rkn . llyron Hell, op-oaain. miss , nmm--try Wo. it.OtW, for the ne qr, section IS. lewf- snip a souui. raiisB v ,i,nr he names the followlug witnesses to pre" eu ntru his continuous reshhace upon ana ("' tion of said land, vtsr Wlln.s t Fay Wilier, r ramus i'. nrewor, '";-vr.i, Fullmer and Thomas Emerson, nil of V. 0 Miss. JAMES HILL, RegW; May 8. 1808. aun artTlak?. ' fan a nvn , . -LA0mcAtJACK;M..j Notice is hereby given that the llljJ named settler nas tiea nonce ui -- nl to make flnal proof In support of h J "tM lo miiKO nnai iii-wi in ...h". - ,- tne and ttat said proof will bo made ' circuit clerk of Jackson county, at ' ... is., on June a, irmo, .i hmuf un Fnlrley. of Vancleave, Mlas.. JJ" ntry No. 10.918, for th w.Vt , township i south, rango 7 ""L, William stead en HeiTblUIl HlltllIIIU'"n n . , Hu nmneii ih fuflawhiff wttnw! t Won of said land, Vis. t - , Bc,hr J Harry uiuuni, rnonms "",, ie Ya nrnev and William U llUB). all I Burney and cleave. Miss. May 0, 1808, William UUlum. I james miuW$!ii The undersigned has ttui !j.tS building, In Front of the " office, m ivelmas avenue, and opi nwa -class BEST A UK A NT, where WJuJ meal can beWrt JWfil Stowluj up to ! O'cfaeS 5 fhJLrS tod prepared la the beat poasa THOi.KITOBlK,W53; Scranton, Ml- nr" '" Subscribe for the DemocM t Only tS a year In tdvance;