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K. MAYERS, Proprietor. LOVE FOli OUR Fill ENDS; COURTESY FOU ALL; FEAR FOR NONE. Terms Two Dollars per Year in ifdvance VOLUME 54. SCRANTON, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 1898. NUMBER 18. THE COURTS. THE REGULAR TERMS. Circuit Court 2nd Dist. Til AD. A. WOOD, Juimi. W A LI Kit A. WHITE. D.STOCT Attorsht. t the county t Wayne on the eecond Monday ?,,,,. rv kiii! Jnlv end continue six days. 0f I,, man hi ' . .. . jvj,,.. , 1 " ; Ai.ril ami Ortnlwr and wHiilnno m days. a 'l , h"m nt v f Ma, ion. aecnnd distil., on the i th U vof January "' '"'V "l nti... I, hvs In "the first district on the tlrst. Monday In the rvnmy ... - - ( K. linUlTV Aliens! mill run.."""' """.' 'rscToniity nf rim-sunn the second Monday ... ... ..... v:........,....-1 i.nntimio aix dnva li, the emmtv of Jackson on tlio fourth Holiday of April and October, and continue twelve di.ys. Chancery Court 2d Dist. X. C. niLL, Ciuscm.tR. Initio enmity of l'earl Wver on the first Monday of January mid July and continue S! fn1"th'e rmintvof Mnrlon first district, on 4i .......i M.ttwlHU nf .luniiiirv and .1 ill v and continue six days. In tho sei'ond district, on the third Monday of Jnniiary and July anilconlinueslxrtiiys. . v, i.. , i, ,,tu .if limcnek on tlio fourttl Monday of January and July and continue .. .... ..a i t.lm" ennntv of Harrison on Uip first Monday of February mid August and con .: 1 u H. us In the county of .leekson on tlio second Monday nf February aud August una con 41 . ..l .1.. 4.4, In the cniin'ty rf Wnyne on tho second Monday of .luii"uul Docvu.bu. mid contlnuo in the county of Jones on t ie flint Monday of March and' September uu'i continue six d'ln"'thn rnnntv of Jasper on tho second Monday of March and September and con Inll'ie county of Terry held in Augusta. i.n l.'irk District, on the third Monday of March and September and continue six d ays, In the town of IliiiHesburjr. tho Second His trlct.on theflmt .Monday of June and Decen- !,..- i. .llttl.lMP Klv rillVN. Ill the county of Smith on the fourth Mo.i dav of March and September, and continue six days. ' in i hi, c.oiitv nf fircone on T uirsdav nfte.- the second Mniiiliiy of April and October and continue three days. In the counly nf t'ovincton on tho fourth Monday In April and October anil continue .1 V HlLVS. In the county if Netyt.on on the first Mon day of April and November ann continue nix 'in i lie enmity of Lauderdale on the flint Monday nf May and November and continue I went v-f.uir da vt. Ill the cieinl.y nf ("lai kn on tho third Mon day of April aiid November and continue aix flays "Secret Societies. SOKANTON. , . 1 () O. I'. iVnintnn I-ndtte X.i. 45. meet" ev try Tuesd'iv eveulnit lit Odd Fellows' HaJI at 7;:iin'cloe. W. H. llii.nlnai. N. G. r . I'. Heckt, Bi'crelarv. s. rnoinn F.ncaionnient No: M. meetsevery Sd and 4th r'rldnv evenlim lit Odd I'ell.uvs Hull at 7::m o'. lock. Vincent Kos,(!. P.: E. I. Iteelit. seplbe. Knl'.'blsof I'ytlilaa. Mlsslaslppl I.odsc No. W, meets every Thiirsduv evenlmr at Odd Fii'i'i-ilc Ituil.HiiL.. lV'nias avenue and Ker street. sir n'clnck. l"nry Jacobs, C. O.i B. F Hioivne. M. nt V. & K. of H. & K. V.k A M.. (iulf I.odne Mo. 41ffl, meets 2nd WVdtiosduvs In each month at Odd Feltl wsl Hall, ,1ns.' S. fortis. W. M.t Win. 0. Tai titrri HciTotarv. Wnndmen nf the World. Prranton nanip No m. r. I). I'.echt. (i.e.! H. nuenrleter, A. h. B.K. Browne, Clerk. MOSS I'OINT. . 1'lie riilliiH'init m'.lprs mept. In Rtnwni-t.'fl new hull Muss Point Loilue No. 117. I. O. O. F.-KrerA mominy iimitt. M M, waiKins, IN.u.iA.li Smith, V. (i.i j B. Chiinibwlin, Secretary. Moss Point Encampment No. S First and thii , Friday nilits, M. M. Watkins.O. P., N. M. CmU abac. n. P.j j. W. Stewart, scribe. Vancajonla Loilee No SM, A F k A. M.-l Kverr third Satiuday niiflit. O. W.O Neil, W. M. C. H. Wood, ha -retary. rasraimnla Sinai No. 4.15. Ancient Ksseni uriicr hvery second and fourth Tuesdays Tn ea. BiKtitli, 1 . Yv. Adams, seuior senator: J. J. Mcln t(nh. spcretary. Wnudnicn nf t.lm AVnit.l. n. M.Secnnd and fouutl Ftidays In each mnntli.Gwirce W, Neil li'rk ; 11. rien-inc, (!nnsiil toiiiniander: C. O. Ystes, Adviser Lieutenant; W. X. McLcod. Bcntvy. i hiipter No. 10ft. meets every seoono Satur day In each month. II. U Howzo, II. I'.i O. II. Wood. Secretary. r.ulf Loncre No. 'U4S4. Knlithts of Honor, lords second and fourth SaturcJhv nlitlil In each inonili. W. Fred llcrrln, Dictator. Knight of Pythias, Moss Point Lodj;n No. 118. fleets every Ibst and third Tuesilny nt Stewart's l Ml at 1:m o'clortc. F. M. Johuson, 0. Ci W. 0. Veaeli. K. I(. S.and M. F. Kt. Charles Lodie. A, F. ft A. M.. No. ISO Keciilar coinniuiiicatlon flrnt Wednesdiiy nisiit of each inonlh. For lecture third Wednesday. St. Julio's davs. Annual com iiunlcatinns24t,haf June and 27th of Deceni oit of each year. O. S. COL LAUD. W M. J- U il.l,. Secretary. ES0ATAWPA. 'oilire K. of H. No. 3115 h .Ida i-ccular meetings ?" "eeonil and fuuith Siitui-dava tn eii.-h month. 1j L. Kogen, Dictuton Philip IJavia, Keportor. OCKAN SPRINGS. Ocean Sprinjrs Lndire No. 56 K. nf P. W. J. Vancleare, C. (!., A. P. Kotxnin, V. C: 0. K."K. I'.i K. I.. Tardy, M.of M.t U. 1). Wijr '"'" M. at A.:W. Lorciuen, I..iC. W. Madison, 0. G. . . VANCLEAVE. l-ndcoNo. 4'.'. meets Saturday before linisay, W. M.j. Bradford, sve- PMSY. ' is I,ndEe No 421,' A. F. A A. M., meets Jliirdnv before third Hundav in each month. slkcr, W. M.i H.,0. Flurrv, Heeretarr. MORRIS JACOUS, SCKANfONMISS., Gents' llirniahiacr Goods, HATS, CAPS -M SHOES. Dyeing ,, and Cleaning PI(f.tl.'li v nnv i? MfcHal 4, (t!r. 34-lv G. DE LABRETQNNE WITr, Top, Seittacli & larose, BUOTSs SHOES, J" ,,,, September and continue twelve .lava. M mntv of Ktwrn. on the second Monday f M l rll and Sctiml. r and continue six day. 0 I, I, . f."' ntv of llan.-. knn the fourth Monday .f invalid November nn.Wontiimn six days. "',".. of Harrison on the second MondnT U) . las;. ' lU OrUUHi, TIME - TABLE. LOUISVILLE NASHVILLE R. R. 00ING EAST. No. S Leaves. New Orloana at 7:40 p.m. Ar rives at Sorautnu at 11:00 p. m. Anlvonin llobile at 12: 10 a. ni. No. 4 Leavea Xew Orleans at 11:15 a. m. Ar rives at Mrnnton at 2.W p. ni. Arri"i at Mobile at ,i:i.i p. m. It... . Lenvea New Orleans at T.15 a. m. Ar rives at Rcrnnton at 11:5:1 a. m. Arrivea at Mobile at 12:40 u. m. GOING WEST. No. 3 Leaves Mobile 3:1.1 a nt. Arrive, at ronton 4:llla. in. Mew Orleans, 7:40 n. m. " No. 1. Leaves Mobile ii:l,"i n. ni. Arrives at Seralltou :1:.W o, m New Orleans, 7:l.ri p. ni. No. 5. leaves Molule at 4:0.i p. ill. Arrivea nt Seiaiitou 5:00 p. ni. New Orleans, ft: In p. lu. H1H N II. PANTA t.Ull.. ftlteill. Moss Point & Pascaqoula R. R. SCHKDULK Trains leave Moss Point as follows: 8:00 a. iu 11:00 a. m., 1:45 p. in., 3:lip,ni., 4:30 p.m.. LOUP- in. MKET I, k N. TWAINS. Nos. B, 4 and 2 North. Nos. . 1 and 5 South. SUNDAY SCHEUITI.E. Leave Moss Point: 11:00 a. m..l:45p. m.. 8:13 p. in. und 4:30 p. ni. All jio to fasc immla. A. V Oassuls, Manager. BUSINESS DIRECTORY C. H. Di.LMAS, SmrrKii of OYSTKR3 AND l'lSII. ALCONA SALOON (M. V. 13. Caivy. Pmp.) Fine Wines Li.unis, Ciyius mill 'J'otlilCCOR. .S-MirU'S EATING 1I01I.SK. (Mrs. I'.liza Smith), Itnjiil, Loiling, Oysters, ami Men Is nt. nil lion i s. SCKAXTON SHIP YAKD, (Geo. Kieutz. I'ioiiiiloi'), Vesst-ls Uiiilt mill 1,'ciwireil. JOHN I-'OSTKK SOX, Gull Oysteis. I'isli :nnl Sliriuip. C V U O P KHH I O S A I.. A. G. MAYERS, ATTOIiXEY-AT-LAW, Drantloti, 3Vt issirisippl. R, E. Sheehy, ATTORNEY AND COrXSKLOlt AT LAW, Seraninn. IMImw. Will practice In nil the counties of tho second Jndl.-lnl district. O li. o with .1. I. Ford In Hank ln il.l i iiiffll1aWist',sl(i'l- IstrTlll if each week, prepared tn do all kinds nf Dental Work in the beat manner known tu the profession. Olllreroosa No. 4 Frederic building, upstairs. J, I. Ford. ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW, HoravntoiiB Mians. - will nmctlcn in all the rourtsnf the second Indicia! district, and tho Supremo and Fed- J . . . . 4,1.1. I.. U . U...4.. erai c.iuns. buildmK. Ollice lu Surauuin Statu Bu.uk W. M. IlRMXr. TJENNY & WOODS w. it woops. ATTORNEYS & COUNSELORS AT LAW, Sorantnnv Mis Prnetlcos in all the conrtsof tho Seoond Judicial District. . Otllce In Frederio bnll.linl. 0, H. Wood, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW. Mom Point, Mian. Practices In all tho conrts of Jackson Harrison. Hancock. Perry and Grectio. R. Seal, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW, Mismiaaippi City, Miss. Practices In all the courts of the Second Judicial District. . Qhas. S. Meriwether, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW Soranton, JVlla. Ofllco In the Frederic building, nanrHtourt- house. , H, Bloom field, " . ATTORNEY AND COUNMBLOR AT LAW, " Sornron, MUi. Will nractlco In all t he court of the Sen- end Judicial District Office in Scrauton State Bank hulldlntt. R. D. WlGGINTON, ATTOUNEY AT LAW, Ocean 8prinsav Miisai! Will nrsrtlre In the counties of Jackson and .. " I i vni kniMinn .,.a a, Harrison. un.i . n.w..w uw.. Dr. G. Bruner Dander, Dentist, Corner Duuphln and St. Eraanuol StreoU, Moiiilk. Ala. OHIon !!nurs!-:30tf t:30; .:30t4:!. May 14. WB7. Ruhtwrlbo for the Democrat-Stab Editorial and Otherwise. Ritbrat ! he that wants least. Don't try In be some one els. Some women get sold in clioiiing a husband. "Ilobiou's choice" lomelimes proves the best. Some men marry for lore and some for "richness." The Philippine Islands are reported to be a second paradise. Statistics show that Spain has 91,225 pro fessional beggars. , It may lake a year to harvest "wild oals" sown in a night. Adreraily borrows its sharpest sting from inipnlicncc. . Some fanlla indulged in are littlo thieves that let in greater ones. He that shoots in the right direction will sooner or latter hit something. The lass whose lover goes to sea sheds many a private-tear. Don't promise to do something that you know you can't do. Tu be lucky, a bride must wear gray for her traveling dress. It is said there are 10,000 old maids or be lated sisters in Louisville, Ky. The speculator who bulla t lie market often has to bear the losses. Time ia always represented by a man. Wo man is shy nf the calendar. Brevity may be the soul of wit or merely an indicstion of ita poverty. It isn't always the most economical girl who has the smallest waist. The small boy is apt to get the desserts when the pantry is left unlocked. Irs a poor valentine that fails to either plense a woman or make her mad. Some men earn their living by selling taffy and others by giving it away. The silence ol the gas nictea is golden to the stockholders of the Company. Richmond I'. Ilobson corked the battle for Sampson. . We never know what we can do till we try, and then ne frequently find that we can't Il'a no trouble for a real estate dealer to make mountains out of mote hilli1. One man and two girls are loo many In a single buggy at one lime. li may take nine tailors tn make a man, but ninely-nine eollecioi a can't make him selile Life is lull of ronlrasls; you are so good, you know, and other people so very bad. Some "Don'ls" for the boys and gii Is : Don't ssys things away from home that ynn wouhi'nl say in the presence of your mother. Don't go where you would not be willing to take your mother. Don't do things ynn would not be willing for your mother tn know. Don't keep company you would be ashamed to make acquainted w ilh your mother. Don't read slo.-ies rnu would not like for your mother to read. lJi.n l allow ihoiigiits tn remain in your mind that yon would not be willing to express to your mother. Don't neglect an early acquaintance with your mother's God. An aimless life was what lead the prodigal into a far country. We could all learn more if we didn't waste so much time hiding our ignorance. As aapting tnmc war seems to hare knock ed quinine bitters nnt In the first round, At this time of the year there's only a slep- Isdder between the sublime and the ridiculous. The spoiled child ia likely tn grow up into a father who chastises his children too much Egotism, makea a man bclktve the world thinks as much of bim aa he thinks of himself. Ilalf the people in the world are wnrking the other half for chumps, and making it pay It is now conceded that the Spanish gunners are able In hit the ocean on a still day. The girls are impartial in 'heir farors they wear sailor hats snd soldier belts. President JIcKinley has signed tho bill re muring all political disabilities resulting from the civil war. When you get tho beat of a bargain, ita cunning, when the other fellow geta the beat of its, its cheating. In all crisea this nation has two great sua taming forces its sense of honor and Us sense of humor. Young men who are always wanting In die fur anme damsel can now show their mettle in behalf of tbe Goddess of Liberty. When a insn-nf-war is spoken of as "she" ss it is by the war correspondent it sounds aa if the uew woman wore the breeches A mnn never regrets the loss of bis good name more thsn when it is engraved on the handle nf a ten dollar umbrella. It isn't the dish-washing a girl dislikes ao much, as the thought tTtat she is hiding her talents sivay from the world. Jas. K. Yardaman has accepted the cap tuincy nfjin immune conipuiy in a regiment tn be raised between Alabama end Mississippi The smallest flower known tn the botanist is aid tn be that of the yeast plant. It is mi ernsenpie in sise, and is said In be only one hundredth part of a millimeter in diameter. Many men go wrong simply because they don't make tip their mind to go right. Hide ciainn destroys more aouls than actual love of evil. ii As soon as a man makea up his mind In do aa he pleases you make sure it won't be long before be will do something tn please the devil II was an all-wise Providence that created woman afterereryfhing elae had been finished ntherwise she would have wanted to boat the J..b. Tbe largest eily In tbe wnrld la London, ly ing tn four eountiea, and having a population of 4JS0.000. equaling the combined rmpula' tlont of Paris, Berlin, Sf. Petersburg and Rome. .. .. DAVID CROCK ETTS OXLT POEM. Vlrksliurg Herald, At the next election Crockett was benten by 250 votes. Deeply ubagrfnel he writes: 'As in y country noionger requires my servi ces, I bavo made tip my mind to go to Texas. Before leaving be composed this piece of pnetry-hls first und last effort In that Hue: Farewell to the mountains, whose inar.es to me Were more beautiful far than F.deu could be; No fruit was forbidden, but nature had spread Hoi ti.,.i.: 'r,1 hnt, ci, unit li 4.1illH4,n Tbe hills were our gardens, our herds widly grew. And natura was shepherd and husbandman too, I felt like a monarch, yet thought like a mini, As I thanked thoOreat (Jlver and worshipped lllsplan. 1 The hoino 1 forsake, where- my offspring arose, Tho proves I forsake, where my children repose The home I redeemed from the savage and wild; The home I have loved, as a father his child The corn that 1 planted, the fields that I cleared; The flocks that I raised and tbe cabin I reared; Tho wife of my bosom- farewell to ye all! In the land of the stranger I rise or I tall. Farewell to my coutry! I fought for thee well, When the savage rushed forth like the de- loons from hell; . In peace or In war, I have stood by thy side, My country! For thee I have lived would have died! 'll'.'t I urn cast off, my career now Is run. And I wander abroad, like the prodigal son; Where the wild savage roves and the broad prairies spread, The fallen despised will again go ahead After many adventurers he arrived in Sail Antonio just before the siege of the Alamo and gave his life out lie altar of the ''Lone Star," which arose so from tho blood of the heroes who fought so bravely, and vhose memory Is so dear to every Texau. LIFE IN THE PHILIPPINES. How the Natives of the Islands Pass Their Time. The riiilipiwtu's, and especially M;i I'illii, the capital nf the Island nf Lit 7.(111, are tmw Hie suhlect of wide in terest throiiuhoiit ihiv cunntrr, say the Nashville A luei ican. Tho islands may bceimit! a m l of this country In our opinion, it would he contrary to public policy, hut the chances arc whether we acquire them permanent ly or not, we are to hear considerable .Manila. Is there money to be made there? Can one live ttiere and in com fort? arc some of the questions which will be repeatedly asked, now that we are sending soldiers and sailors to hold the Philippines. It Is hot in Manila, for it is just 1 degrees above the equator. The hot seison begins la March and ends in June, and then begins the rainy sea son. Hut the climate is healthy, and there is no yellow fever. The mean temperature is about 82 degrees. Hur ricane and earthquakes are occasional visitors and when they do ennio do considerable damage. In Manila cock fighting is practiced with great as siduity. The cock pits arc licensed by the government, and yisld about $200,- 000 per annum. A good cigar can al ways be had, one factory alone em ploying 10,000 women, and amuse ments such as good ruustc by military bands In tho plazas, theatres, etc., serves to while away the time. The city is Inhabited by Spaniards, ua- tives, Chinese and the European com mercial colony. It has several Dalaccs, many pretty villas, numerous church es, puoiic Duiidings, a hospital, a cathedral, a university, and academy of arts, eunyents and monasteries. The population, including suburbs, Is about 350,000. Hemp, sugar, cigars and coffee arc the chief articles of ex port. In an article in the New York Even ing Post we find tbe following inter esting description of life in Manila ! "In Manila, in times of peace, the whole city slumbers from 12 to 3. Carriages disappear from the streets, tho shops draw down their blinds and the little one horse tram-car Is about the only sign of life. At 3 the mer cury begins to sink a littlo and life revives. At 4 tho English officers serves tea, toast and jam to customers ,. i.i,a ., f r. i. ..,uLSouthcrn States presented their pays a final visit to the tiffin rooms before driving to the promenade or to the up town club, at Nagtajcn. If they went to tho promenade at the Luncta the foreigners saw hundreds of carriages circulating, around a slightly raised eclipse, '1,000 feet long, whose centre was marked with a large bandstand, ntiil whoso surrounding roadway was guarded by mounted po lice that kept tho carriages In file. And nobody but the Governor General and Archbishop can turn his carriage in the opposite direction from tbe general left to right movement. Of course, anybody that so wished went behind the soencs and smoked there. In fact during a-most pathetic scene In Faust one of our American tea captains, who was somewhat the worse for a shore dinner, on(e walked across the stago smoking a long cigar and took his hat off to the audience, which had been stirred up almost to tlio subbing point. Performances atj the opera often lasted until nearly 2, and there was time enough between the acts to take one's supper at the little restaurants across the avenue in front of the main entrance. To live lu Manila a year is tu want to get away. Tu stay there two years is to have exhausted every resource of novelty. To rtmain there is to resign one's self to the inevitable, and to put up with live is to And that lire In the Western world Is almost distasteful. Five years In the Philippines, and you only have to visit New York or Lon don to w ish you were back again and probably to go back again so they tell nie. The young Englishman goes to Manila on a Ave year contract, with the option of staying two more. lie always goes homo after the first spell is over, but somehow is always glad to return and grows up with the little colony in Manila, satisfied with its limitations and content with news papers live weeks old." INCONSISTENCY. CuflVcvllle Courier. Are we a nation of liars? This question Is prompted seriously by a contemplation of existing condi tions. Of all the curses under which, as n people, we are now suffering, Incon sistcncy seems to be the greatest. There Is hardly a condition in life that is not full of it. Especially and more noticeable is this vice in the higher walks. Hardly a day passes that our attention is not called to an Instance of glaring falsehood In affairs of State. Our political leaders, Con gressmen, Legislators, Governors, In fact all, seems to vie with each other in their efforts at deceiving. A man announces himself a candidate for legislative or- congressional honors and goes before t lio people on a plat form of retrenchment and reform, but as soon as ho is elected, he at once enters into schemes of extravagance, that promise soncethinj,' to him Indi vidually. Our Governor professes to be great ly in favor of the "voice of tho peo ple." was elected to ollice as a people's man, yet lie is openly charged with entering Into combination to rob them of their choice of officers, pay no attention to their petitions and bar gains oil the public trusts for his own aggrandizement. The average daily newspaper, whbh ought to be the educator of public thought, is but a bundle of startling sensational statements, grouped to gether under misleading headlines, offering for truth that which its edi tor knows at the time lias no founda tion In fact, and will only serve as a contradictory text in the next issue. The lamentable part of this, Is that the public demands this kind of pabu lum. Are our people gradually retrograd ing to that point where it will be truthfully said of us : " We are a na tion of liars." The war prizes captured by Acting Rear Admiral Sampson's North At lantic squadron are of considerable value, says Leslie's Weekly. Twenty eight captures of Spanish vessels were made, and it is said that six of the principal ships and cargoes have been valued at 11,000,000. When they have been sold, half of the cargoes go tn the government and the other half ($750, 000) will be divided among the cap tors. Twenty per cent of tills, or M50.000, will go to Admiral Sampson, and tho rest of it to the subordinates, including the crews. If this sort of thing keep on, Admiral Sampson may come out of the contest a millionaire, and every jack tar on his ships may have a snug little foituno of -bis own. Good enough ! " ' '""sVS4SS 1 -tv The Southern boys have done yeo man service in the present war. The commander of the Nashville Is from Nashville, Tenn. He wits the first to capture a Spanish prize ship. Ensign McGrttder of tho Nashville command ed the first prize crew. " Mac " halls from good old Mississippi. Other heroes, and now hero wo have Hobson from Alabama. Tshaw, the South's the thing; tho boys down here 'Just can't help doing tlieso things; it is in the blood and In the nlr. A woman who speaks Spanish tells mo that wo don't even pronounce cor rectly the name of the Island we are fighting about. She confesses she lias frequently beard "junta" pronounced "hoonta" (which, I believe, Is the prop er pronunciation), but she declares that even those among us who says "hoonta "calW Cuba "Kewba." It is not "Kewba," at nil, silo says It Is "Kooba;" und hereafter let us try to pronuoce It correctly. Washington Post. It., lias been definitely determined that Admiral Sampson is of North of Ireland (Scotch extraction andthat he bat a brother who ia a down-East farmer. Now let the guns be Urcd. CHILDREN'S DAY AT HURLEY. Editor Democrat-Star. Having had on a previous occasion the acceptance of a communication of mine inserted In the columns of your valuable piper, and at tliesollcitalion of a number of your subscribers here abouts I would thank you for the ac companying communication a space in your next issue. On Sunday, June 5th in company with tlio pastor and his family the writer proceeded to the Salem camp grounds, which Is in the Amerlctis circuit to participate in the celebra tion of Children's Day at Salem church. On arriving we found a num ber of persons already congregated, and on entering the church edifice what a pretty sight presented itself to our vision. Loving hands had been at work decorating the interior with green, interspersed with flowers,which looked very pictursque and imposing. That grand flovver, the magnolia, pre dominated among the tlowcrsexhaling its delightful perfume, which perme ated the whole building. Promptly at the appointed hour the exercises began with the following program, which was creditably ren dered by the Sunday-school scholars: 1. Opening hymn. 2. -Praycr. 3. Hymn "Sunshine In the Soul." 4. Responsive Reading. t). uymn. 6. Address by the pastor. 7. Hymn. 8. Recitations "Bunch of Flow ers,"by four little girls. "What Would I Do," by two little girls. "Little Foxes and Little Hunters," by ten little children. Questions and an swers. Hymn by church choir. 9. Recitations "What Shall the Children Read?" by Miss Claudit Davis. "Noisy Seven," by Master Ed die Jordan. 10. .Song-"Moaning Light." 11. Recitation "The Lord's Day,' by Miss Jennie Goff. 12. Recitation "Thy Kingdom Come," by Miss llattie Davis. "The Angels," by Miss Ella Jordan. "In Patience," liy Miss Fniiley. "A Song of Youth," by Miss Minerva Carter "Sweetest Song," Miss Susan Carter "Message," Miss Florence Carter. "Mother's Song," Mi ss Mary Jordan. Last hyinn-"Vhcn the Roll is Call ed up Yonder." The collection taken up on this day Is to help needy Sunday-schools to buy literature, and for the cause of Chris tian education, and the writer was much pleased to know that the sum of $0 was given so cheerfully. The collectors on this auspicious occasion were Misses Ruble Parker and Esther Jordan and Masters Eddie Jordan and Albert Divis. They did not overlook any one, as they found the writer in an obscure corner. The school is presided over by Mr. J. J. Davlsas superintendent. On this occasion lie was very ably assisted by Miss Ward, who seemed to give her whole heart to the work of making the affair a complete success. Mr. Editor, your correspondent was impressed with one song sung that just inspired him most completely; it was "Sunshine in the Soul," which was sung by the entire school, and while singing it the pines seemed to catch the inspiration by being in uni son with the music and swayed to and fro, sighing as it were for joy and love. Thr. nastor in cliarue of Salem church is Rev. J. L. Jordan, and it seems that he is much loved aud rever enced by his Hock. His address to the school wasdelivered in a very pleasant and easy style, und appears to be very zealous in the cause of Christ. May he be long spared to be a laborer in the vineyard of theLjrd. lie h is a very interesting family, who seem to aid him In bis efforts. Now, Mr. Editor, as I have trespass- UDon the columns of your valuable paper, I will come to a close, thank Ing you In advance for your kindness and wishing that the Democrat-Star may always be a bright und shining light in Jackson county, and by the perseverance and energy and toil of its able editor-in-chief, P. K. Mayers, reach tbe highest pinacle of newspa per fame. Believe mo very truly yours, Cohdkz Dawson Hurley, Miss., June 0, 1803. When Cupt. Shannon of tho Ellis villo Rides and several ether members of tho First Regiment were relectcd by the examining surgeon on account of physical disabilities, Gov. McLaur in was requested to insist on their acceptance and he did so and they were accepted. When J. K. Varda roan, a political opponent, was reject ed on similar grounds the Governor was requested to Insist, but he de clincd In a long letter attempting to Justify his course. This Isaoexhibl tlon of petty meanness and spite un worthy tbe Governor of tho great State of Mlsslsslppl.-Meridian Her aid. AFTER COUNTY TREASURERS. Hon. Wirt Adams, State Revenue Agent, has served notice on the treas- urcrs of the seventy-five counties of that State that they are not entitled tu the commissions they have been col lecting the on common .school fund, says tbe Jackson correspondent of the Times-Democrat. The treasurers are notified that they must return to the State the amounts tbey have thus col lected on - commissions on public school moneys, something they say they cannot and will not do. Tho matter will doubtless be taken to tho courts fur settlement, and the out come will be watched for with Inter est. Tho treasurers say thev will hold a meeting or convention In tho city of Jackson at an catly day to ad vise ways and means of combating tho State revenue agent's proposition, and that they will resist to the bitter end. The treasurer of one of the most populous counties in the State was here recently and told the Times- Democrat correspondent that tho rev enue agent Is not only after him, tho present incumbent, but all the treas urers of all the counties fur the past years, making the suit one of the big gest and most interesting and impor tant ever heard of in Mississippi. Ho further states that if tbe treasurers are not permitted to collect commis sions on the school fuod they handle no man could be induced to take tho ollice, as it is not worth having. Fur instance, his commissions now amount to about $750 per aunum, but If he is denied the right to collect commis-i" sions on the school fund his salary would not amount to 8350 per year, and lie would not have the office. He Is under a bond of $20,000. MAINE NEGROES SENT HOME. Jackson, June 7. A Jackson citi zen lias received a private letter from a nietuberof the Capital LightGuards, now at Chickamauga, in which ho states that the First regiment has been brigaded witlt the Fifty-Second Iowa and the Twenty'-First Maine. The Maine regiment contained sever al negro members and Cel. Govan em phatically refused to allow his regi ment to become a part of the brigade unless the negroes were put out. Af ter a short consultation tbe officers wisely consented to send the negroes home on a discharge from service. The boys have received the blankets which they have been needing so bad ly. Some of them have been sleeping on the ground without any covering since they had left Camp Pat Henry. The companies arc now being meas ured for their new uniforms. Tlio boys are being drilled four hours each day, and this private is of the opinion that tho buttertly encampment soldi ers are no comparison with the real thing. Long Island milk has received an other blow. Anna Held bathed in it and lived, and now a Brooklyn man has been arrested for prescribing Lonu Island milk with which to wash a sick baby. The Idea was that tho milk would takethe disease germs out of the child and it would recover. Girolomo Cervillo, the father, gave Francisco Uraccio $3 for his advice and and washed the baby for two weeks. The baby refused to thrive, the father decided to put the milk inside instead of outside. Im mediately tbe baby began to get fat. Cervillo sued Bracclo for practicing medicine without license, and the question is up whether prescribing a milk batb for a baby is practicing medicine, says a New York exchange. Braccio would have washed the baby in milk and then sold the milk. The Century Biographical Diction ary in an article on Schley as the ree nter of Greely marks the pronuncia tion Schla, giving the a the long ac cent. Cervcra is pronounced as if written Sa-ve-ra, accent on the second syllabic. Schley is remotely of Alsa tian descent. He was born in Mary land. Sampson and Schley both saw service In the civil war. Sampson was in command of the Ironclad Patapaco when It was blown up in Charleston, seventy lives being lost. Schley was with Farragut at New Orleans and Mobile. Commercial Appeal. "Flippers not patriotic? Noncsensel You don't know what you are talking about. He's one of the most patriotio men in this town." "Well, I'd like to know how you make it out. ne was one of the loudest advocates of war before war was declared, but I haven't heard him say a word about enlist ing." "Ob, that doesn't signify any thing, lie's taught his wife's parrot to say 'Remember the Maine.'" Chicago News. An exchange remarks: "Tbe ram Katahdln might do good work In San tiago harbor, but Itslnachlnsry ( out of order." A singular butt for a ram. Subscribe fur lira Psmociut-CAJ. if i. ! M t r - 4 4 ii ft f if r;1 aud get the news of tbe day.