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m p.K.MAVKKS, Proprietor. VOLUME 54. THE COURTS. THE REGUHR TEH US- Court 2nd Disk Circuit THAU. A. W(KI). Jiikik. ffiUi: A. WHIT". DWTHUT ATTOHXKT. , .Jmuntvof Wavnenn the second Mouda; In the . . . .., ,. ix days. f Jasnarr f Pearl Itivcr mi Hi" third Mn , ,( April Hi" f Htc.cr onu '" Intii" """.- ,1 (h ti.lM-r ami ciiiiiuiiir " 'n!,":.'','"i'l.'..f 1 .i.,u.irf and Jwlv and continue. HI.., II 1 . "II " f'"'i ; , Hi- first lit.f.- tli' Urn' Monday f y ""', ."' imk" ..ii the second Monday '', K l. IV ..f .Iu. k.ll .... ll'l I'.'' '"5 ,f Ip.il aul October, mill continue twelve dis. Chancery Court 2d Dist. V 0. HILL, ClIAXCKUR. 1 ... f ivi.rl ltlvor on the first W,,n.HVof.l-.tti.iary aiil July "'"I continue '''Sontv of Marlon first district, on .'" 1 of .fnnulLI'V HIM. JlllV lllld i;'r,,u , :" . H,., si,'..i.(i iiistri.-t. w'll'oti.ir.1 1 Mnnrluy of January and July "ilX'Sri"?,. Vh.nWk on ., fourth Mllny oNunuaryiind July mid continue ".""T.' f Harrison nn the- first Monday nf l-elir'uary ui.d August and con- t"."":." x: .?; nf J,,kson nn the, RC-nnrt ii ...ih.vnf IVliVutii V Hud August und 0.011- tiV"".i'.'.:'.;.'.u ,.f W,.m,p on ll, w.-,nd nn.l!iv'o(.lii.";"-..'1 Iliiciii.biT, und continue "in't'li.' iv.unty of .Innrs on fie first Mondny of March and Si'iiti'iiiliui- "I." cimt ii.uo si I '.hi, i.,,,il of .lusnor nn the. necnnd Moniliiviif M.iri'h H"rt fi'ptoinlicr jmd con- .1 Jl rl'.vu i ...... i.t u nf I'.-rrv held In AususU. ikiw hutri.-t, on H.'e third Monilny of Nmrh knit entiii:l'r nnd fontlNUe six d.iys. in.n ...an .,f Ihiiiii .liiirir. the He.'ond Ins- iri.-tim tl. llrslMnn.lMy of June mid Ie06 n- bi.r nnil continue six (lnys. . ,...., i nf Sinllli on the f.iurtli Mn.i- davnf Miirch and Seuti'inliiT. and cnntlut.it I eh. vs. , i n.n ,.nni nf r.ri-nne nn Thiirsdnv nfte,' Ui.'s ml Vuii rlay nf April and Octol.itr and In i he eniintv.if I'nt'lniifon on tic fouiili tunrtav In Anrll and Oi'loher and eontlnue alvl-ivi; iii ni.i i-nimiv nf Vwfon on the first Mon- diyof April ami Noveinlwr and coiitlniw six In Ihecnu'ily of I.Riidnrriale on the first Moii.lay of May ami NoyeinhiT und itontiuiic Iw.'iity-fnnrdays. In II n.tnl V nf CIlLI-ke Oil lllll third fllllll day nf A ti. il aiid November and continue six days Secret Societies. SOU ANTON. I (I O r. !itrantin I.nrl?e Nn. 4S. i.ioet ey (rv Tiu'mIiv evi-iilne at Odd Fellows' Hull nl 7::m o'l-lncrf. V. li. Ilimlies. N.U.I K. 1). Ileokt. t'cretiirv. Si Pk.iMn F.iii'ii.iniiii'nt No. :i2. meets every M and tlh Trldav v.-nhifF at Odd Fellows Hall at n'rlovk. Vincent l!os,C. I'.i V. I). Ili'i-kt. wrllie. Kni'.'hisof I'yllilns. Mississippi I,od)t Nn. . meets rvrfy Thursday evening at 0,1(1 KM-i'i-rii- lnilhliiiir. lVmiis nvrnne mid Kev street, at ":'.I0 nVliirl!. Ilt'iiry Jiu'ulis. U. V. II. V Hrowiif. M.of I'. .t K. of It. & H. K. & A M.. C.ulf li.idan Nn. 4W. meets 2nd WedneMlnystn eiwh month at odd Kellnivs' Hall. Jus! 8. Tunis. W. M.i Win. ti. I'arker. Deeretnry. Wnndini'ii .if the World. Serniitnn f'liiup No. in. r. ii. i.v l.i r.c; it. F Lzenneler. A. i.. U. K. Ilrun ue. clerk. MOSS I'OINT. Tlic fiillntt'iti'T nviliirs n.pt in Stcn'A.'t's new hill Muss Pllllll li.ll.... .i 11? 1 II. () V K.vciv Vimilsy iii.Jil. M M. Waisins, N. C,.; A. II. fcrniin. V. f,,:j II. l.'hanihi'illn. Secretary. Miisr Pni.it P.tiiri.iin,i,nt it. B Virnt n.t.l third run:.!- ftlirlils SI. M. Wutklns I.. I'.t ?i. M. t liu- "". 11. 1.: J. n. Mcsalt, senile. VawnxiinU I,.,.lao No. m, A V A. M Rv.rvtlnr.1 Satm.lav iiiuht. 0. W.O'Xell, W. H.i C. H. W.hhI, Se tvtary. Pson;,i,il Fdnale No. 4.MV, Anc.ielit Esscnic OiilcrKvpry rcc.mi.1 anil fttnrtli Tuesdays in each m.'iiili. T. W. Adams, senior senator; J. J. Metn th. .wiviniy. lV(Hslmi,i nf ll,u Vn..1.t V ' Ou..,,.! ami i",nin rinnys In e. h ni..iilli.t!eirne W, IVeil (rki H.(t. HciHni!. f.nsulC.,miiianilcr: ('. O. ISO's, Adviser Liralenaiit; W. T. IfcLcod. s'linv. IJiantcVn ina ...nni., ......... u.in.. d ,y in each nuint'i,. II 1. 11..,,. 11 p'. e ll .am. .secretary. 'lulf Lnitire No. SW4. Knlulits: of Honor. i,iceisec.ii,d and fourth Saturday nights In iiii. iy. rreit nerrin, initiator. Knijlitsnf Pvthins, M.ws Point . Idie. 74.1. It. ;mw and thlnl Tiicsdav nl Slewuifs .... i t....(,KH. K. M. JoliiiMin. C. O.i W.O. 'each. K. It. S. ami l. If. St. Clinpliii. I ........ . ... .. it v. . 11, . KU'Ular rntiiri.i.n !... Inn H..ut W.i.l 1 W "cilncsilnr. SI .1. ilnvu Ant. mil rtitn I iitiMU-ai irIH4 211 h f JtiniMiiid 27ih nf iMr.-in- M. r . ii IHI.L, Secretarv. ESCATAWPA. Jf'wK.of II. No. :ill.Sh, 1.1. ceiiular tuecilnss .n.l,ul f,ra,i, Saluidav. In each month. v. ' , " ,l'tB'o. Ihctatori Joint W. Jones, Ot'KAN VI'KINU!. u "'"".Viiiffs l...-e No. AO K. of P. W. 'an, oave.C. V,.; A. P. Kotmini, V. C: 4). """S, I'.I Ii. I,. Tardy, M. of M.: II. I). Wic- "."'n, ,11. nt a.; W. Lorciiicti, I. (J.i 0. W "I.II8.III, U, 0, VANCLF.A VK. tlie'Ci Na n,,,'"B "tiirday before ii "iy in arh month at, Van, 'leave. winisay. w. M.j s. Itradforil, seo- ,. mry, , . MISY. . 7 'T" n" 421- F-' A. M meel. a m. ' n""re """I "unilay in e?h innntn. 0. F. VOLLE, Tinnpp S SVinnf T w hnp on Pawairoula Sl n('Hr Opera House, rK'll ASTON, MHS. - 11 "".ke ItnnHni. CtuMorlni. Smoke- ( nlts.ri. .h,ni,'J'l,h,ul, Kilehen sinks. ho;,i r . r .."'nn Funnels (or hteani pI k'V"'. Tanks ami bIIoIIi- anii .. Jt.." "ieri iron work. Lamps. Hlovvo ,IuliT1.'K . inu-ns,,. 4. I In. . anjnpilsEl.t. II. K. f crxtoliB. TOUSSELL & SEYMOUR HALIM IN- Choice Family Groceries, uocMis, CtinftciioBery. rigan. To tioexn, Fruits. Vp...itw. ... 1 Stan m . 1 ivm mi-v, Tisi vw 8r-!4 ..i . Hs...?5v.' "an ! :l , . 'I I urv ami H'iliU "" '''"'" T.1'1 ',' "i tf, , , " . r:.i-' V"" y of Mn' , of (!.. ". " thesee-iiid Monday , iv .f Hancock nil fl Hmrth Monday I a. X.ivcnilier and ni. iW , ', "'n, ," nn.v "f Harris".."" t '"-ec'iid v ... I...H mill fitlkl mill" HIA mnm TIME - TABLE. LOUISVILLE A NASHVILLR R. R. OtllNO EAST. Xo. 3. Ts'flveH 'ew Orleans nt 7:40 Ar- rivps ut Soraiit.in at II 00 p. m. Arrives 111 Mobile t ltl.llia. m. x. 4 leaves N.'W iiii.'an, ut n:i..a. m. hp- rive, nt M'l-aiitflii at 2:U9 p. ui. Aril' es t Muliile t :t p. in. Nu. . Leaves Xnw Orleans t 1-.M . in. Ar rives nt Krimitiiii at I a. lo. AitIvoh ut Mobile at I-': 40 v. in. ' . (!01Xa WEST. a. 3 Tieaven Mol.ile 3:15 a. m. Arrives at S t-Hiitmi 4:lll in. New Orleans. :40a. ni. N'.i. l.-l.i-svc-s Jliil.ile 11:19 . ni. ArnvM at i iniitoii SII n. ni. New Oilennn, 7:13 p. ni. .No. 5. lj'Rv.ii limine lit 4:11.1 p. ill. Arrive i 4. THiitou r.:iili p. 111. N, v Orleans. 8:1(1 p. 111. .MIHN II. PASTA I l(i:x. AU.'ll... BUSINESS DIRECTORY C. H. D1XMAS, SmiTKit t.K OTSTKRS AND 1'ISIT. ALCiONA SALOON (M. V. It. Cmey. Prop.) Fine Wines Liijuiiin, Ciurti 11 ml Tolinccns. SMITH'S EATIXO HOUSE, (Mm. Kli.ii fjmiili), lloiiiil, Liiiling, Oysters, nml Meiilsat nl Iiomis. SCKANTOX SHIP VAlfD, (Geo. Ficntz. Pioiri(ilor). Vessi'lti liuilt mid K.'iiaired. JOHN FOSTElt SON, Oull Oysteis. FUli und Slirimn. 1 K O r KMH I O A L.. U A. G. MAYERS, ATTOIiXEV-AT-LAW.' Draii.ton, MinsdMHippt. R, E. Sheehy, A 1TUKNKY A.ND C'orXSKI.OK AT LAW, Hf.raiitoit. iVIiHM. Will prnrt.re In all tint eountles of the fecund Jinlli iHl illstrlrt. I, Hi with i. I. K1111I In Tank liull.lliiu. Dr. W."0. Talbot, DENTIST. liiloxi, Miss. Will be in Sermiton on TIIL'IISDAY of each week, prepared tn do all kinds nt denial Woi k 111 mo ucm manner minim n, m, prot'.'ssion. OlHu iimin No. 4 Kr.-d.Tl. tinilitlns, lipstahs. J, I. Ford. ATTUUNEY AND COUKSKmn AT LAW Snralirnli. Alifn Will nraetlee In nil the eniirtHor the seeiind idlelal dlstrlet. and the Supreme and I-ed- tudh- entl e.iurls. Otttce In Scrantoii Stuto HanK InilldiiiK. w. m. lent. w. It. wiHina. ftENNY & WOODS, ATTUUNEYH St COUSSEt.OKS AT LAW, SSi.riitoi, Miss. Pra.tl.es In all the com ts.il' the Seeiiml Judicial District. Oilier In Fivdcrio Minimis. fj H. Wood, iTTdHNKP AM) COUNSELOK AT LAW Moss Ptlit, WW. t'raetlees In all tll coiirta of .l.u'kson Harrison. Ilimrock. I'erry ami Oruene. R. Seal, .rmlJVKY AXTt COUNSELOR AT LAW vrl.Ktaainni'Ctry. Mi. Prnelleeii In nil the oourw of Hie Swoud Judicial HUtrlitt. Qhas. S Meriwether, ATTor.NEY ANli COnNSEtOK AT LAW Suraitcnii, Mil Ofllec- III the Frederic building, near court house. fT . ATTOIINKY AND COUXKEr.LOK AT LAW HfirKlltOII. Mini will nr;wtic In :itt Hm nmrr of tho Him?. nnd .luill.'inl IHt-trlct Olttoe in Scrantoii state Hank Inllliliiid P fj WjGGINTON, iU XJ' " . ' ATTOJiNEY AT LAW. Otwnit HpeiuiiH, MIh Will practice In the reunites of Jackson an Harrison. v,ii,cu ii, tium.i,,, DR. 0. B&UNEE DANTZLER, Corner Dauphin sndSt. Emanuel Strerts, Monit.R. Ai.a. Ofltee Houra! May 14. IMII". -S:J tn 1:30: U-ly Restaurant Dewey. BOAUfillTa i&A L0DCHN0. Told and Hot Lunches at all hours. fjmUwaler.t'akes and Ice nream evrry Sunday. Hot. cold and Miower baiha for ladH and gentlemen, 1'ollt ul tenllon. j A. WKNON, Prop nf cnnpt-hnilhC. iKtlmas vo. cr:Lnl,n. July H. HW. W m COTTAGE-BY-THE-SEA HOTEL. Immedlattly en tbi n.TTv.sr of Mexico IAKCAOI'I..A, MieH, Hn Bathlntr, Boatlntt, KrWlimand FUliln Alrjf Boomo, Encflieni juoic and Kates Moderate. WIITI FSXX AT DIKHEB CHAS. BOBTER. rroprlewir. t.. a IBM. M-KlR SubwHrje for the Democrat-Star LOVE FOR OUK F1UEXDS; COUKTESY FOK ALL; FEAR FOR NONE. - SOR ANTON, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 181)8. Editorial and Otherwise. Ducks and geesa anjnr wet nealhtr. Fmily trees are mora or lesa ahady. ltenuty ia nothing, behavior ia everything. The base bill season has been a flat failure. A little true godliness niakea any life great. It is better to be ooklv remembered than nobly born. Some men kick and know not what they are icking at. Europe will never get cured of the war scare habit. The new woman is simply an old wnman re constructed. When Judges judge not they must not fear be judged. Dead men tell no tales, but lots of tales are Id about them. Some nien'a promises tn pay are like gmd pie crust easily broken. Advice to a fool is as good as a wink in the daik nr a nnd tn a blind burse. We are wondering what the American war commission is going to report. Envy contributes much to the wear and tear of the human thinking apparatus. Gen. Blanco has issued a decree pardoning II the political prisoners in Cuba. It is extremely doubtful whether an un- willful tailor nil! ever reach heaven. There Is a vast difference between a high ense of duly and the cents nf a high duty. Retrenchment and rcfrom might to be the watchword uf corporations of everv kind. It has developed that nn list nf the dead was kepi at the camp at Chickamauga Park. When a man really wanle to do wrong it is never hard for him to find an opportunity to sin. Where are we tending. Some white people mitate the colored people by having cake alka. Abmit the time a man learns hnw tn treat is enemies most uf them usually turn lo friends. . Don't (lima dent ear tn the worthy poor, ut open vour purse and giro them substnn al help. It' I tie new battlesliin Illinois is christened ith water Iroin the Chicago river, its name n ill be mud. Dewey writes s pretty pnnr hand, but il must be remembered that ho does not write ftlury with a pen. There ia a town in Amsterdam with the n icked name of HaniplaDi, but it is said to be good place, and religious, too No man has becme truly great until people aill listen with interest tn him when he iui parts infm matinii about himself. Don't expect much from the man who is si ways talking about how much he would give f he had some other man's purse. About the time a man gets a large family of daughters off his hands he has to begin setting hia sons-in-law nu their feet. Remember the poor and destitute by con tributing a portion nf your means for their re id. The Lord loves a cheerful giver. The person whn reads and enjoys his enmity paper for years and never Ihiuksnf paying a cent for it will go In the place where tires never go out. It's a great thing for a man In be able lo keep cool and collected enough to aet up the pins for a nomination, during the excitement nf war-tlnie. The October term of the Mississippi Pn prcme Court has been indefinitely postponed on account uf the prevalence of so-called yel low lever at Jarkson. - The waist nf a wasp ia synonnmnua bnlh in natural history and fashion for alighlness Nn insect has so slim a connection between I he thorax and the ahdomen. The tallest man in the army is a Califnrnian He is 6 feet 8 inches, and ia in a New 1 nrk hnanital snflVr.nf from malaria. It took a long spell nf sickness lu down turn. Chcsp Job Printing is not the best by a large majority. Have your Job Printing done at the Dkjiocrat-Star office if ymt want fine, artistic work at very reasonable pricea The dancing masters of this country, In snl emn conclave assembled, nave inrms.iy sou Dually declared that everything in the shape nf hugging must be tabooed Guod bye tn Die dunces! "Quit your meanness" is not repentance though it may be a part nf it. The man wh quits making money by a dishonest inellm. after he haa amasacd afortitno dues not us ually repent. Gen. Sternberg, a war doctor uf the army said his department had not time tn select lieallhy camps for soldiers. U is hoped im much lime wss wasted in hunting for the un hcslihy camps that were 'found. Thcrt are people who ar alwaya complain, ing that Cod dors not answer their prayers. that have never stopped tn think whelhe thrv have fulfilled the conditions upon which Und has promised to answer prayer, The origin nf lie plirane "sub rnsa" ("under the rose") goes back In B. C, Xerxes for the auhjugatinn nf Greece tn Persian rule. Thai nrgotinliona were earned nn in a building lh roof nf which was a bower of rnscs. Conscience is like a eim-dial. If you let truth ahlns noon It, it will point yon right; but ymt mar cover it urer an that no truth ca fall upon it, nr yon may let false light fall u nn it and then It will lead you astray. Ho may not in Ilia mercy grant The rery thing ymt ssk nr wsnlj Still, in this comfort rrstr II is power, Hia wisdom, and Hit lore . In bright and boundless eonenrd more; He'll dn the thing that's best. , The at a cuenmber, nn of tha curioua jelly bodies that Inhabit the eccan, can piactlcally efface itaelf when I danger by squreiinf the water not vt lit body and fnreicf llaelf IntoA narrow eraek, in narrow at aol la be risible to THIS QL'Kkll OLD WOULD. It Is queer how things go hy contraries here, 'TIs always too cold or too hot, And tbeprlxes we miss, you know, alwaya appear To lie better than thoae that we've got; It is always too wet, or too dmty and dry, And the land Is too rough or too flat, There's uoihing that's perfect bvntath the blue fky -Bqt It's a pretty good world for all that. ime people are Ixirn but to dig In the toll, And sweat for the bread they eat, title some never learu the bard nieonini; of toil, AuiUiY&jH the things that aresweet;. few are too rich and a lot are too poor, And some are too lean or too fat Ah, the hardships are many that men must endure, But- - . It's a pretty good world for all that. The man w ho must think envies them that most be Ever pounding and digging for men, And the mau with the pick would be happy if he Might play with the brush or the pen ! All things go by the contraries here apou earth, Life is empty and sterile and flat; Uau begins to complain on the day of his birth. Bat- It's a pretty good world for all that I Written for tint Democrat-Star. WHAT FRIENDSHIP MEANS.' "Oh ! he my friend and teach me to lie thluc." When we have nccmiiPliihfid tins wc have sounded the koyiioterOLife Not in ambition, not in riches, not ir glory, not in pleasure, not in passion, hut in the priceless thing called friendship lies our real advancement and happiness. Oh ! ho my friend and teach me to he thine, Ueliold my spirit '. (iulde It, tench it. strengthen H.' Many are horn to love, but few arc horn with the capacity for a perfect friendship. Happy the soul who can iy tn one other soul: ."Forever with my sncred kin. My (mil's soul I must own you, Great souls, by Instinct, to each other tnru. Demand alliance and In friendship hum." And though greit souls roust real- ze this need, it is, neveilliciess, a universal need of the human race. Perhaps no term lias ever been more abused than the. divine- term "Friend- hip." Perhaps no people) were ever more mistaken man inose who can themselves ''Friends." When Eliza Ann drops in of a Mon ty morning before the house Is traight, and Informs you that your heau was seen walking with Mary Jane Smith last Sabbutheve, and tells you this because "rut your friend, and don't want the town to be making game of you"; when the maiden aunt, immaculate und spectacled, uclmoii- shes you that youi gridlle cakes arc tough, in a tone that would put a bar- rel organ to sluine, and that you are hy no means a credit to Lite family, upplcmenting Iter remarks with: Now you know, dear, 1 tell you this not because 1 want to be critical, but because 'ni your friend." When your girl chum urges you tt give her your solemn word of honor on a stack of bibles that you won't get mad If she tells you something, and forthwith announces that your new Sunday go-to-mectinggown Is awfully old fashioned, and "lierlinda Haw kins, who is just from the city, says you arc nothing but a country gawk," finishing up in the Hd way: "You mustn't mind, dear; I only say it to be friendly"; ono is not much to blame if the term friendship seems void of ill its native loveliness, and one may ust.ly, if somewhat irreverently, ex claim: "Deliver mo from my friends, my enemies I can look to myself!" Some people's friendship is like a doseof quiuinc taken without thecap sule wholesome, necessary, well meant, doubtless; and a certain pre' ventivc of the mental '-big-head," but Inducing it sort of shivers, meta phorically speaking, along the pa ticnt's spine, which any one who has felt the curious tingling down the backbone produced by some folks' friendly remarks, are apt to dread more than the malaria. Friends there arc, again, or rather so-caiictt iienas,wiin ncetu menisci, us invested witli a divine right thereby to regulato yourself and household from the amount of paiagoric to be given to the baby, down to the num berof potatoes to be cooked for din nor. .Ativ resentment of such despot ism (In your part would be looked upon l.y t hem as black Ingratitude for their friendly interest, and adlro lack of appreciation of friendly advice. Friends thero are, likewise, who come to stay; friends from uptho country who are destitute of all things save babies and an appetite, and who seem to think that Mie ptlmitiv. Christian system of "cummunity rlohts" still exists, and to consider their neighbor's bread and milk their own. Friends, these, who coruo stay. Slicking plaster, Itself, or Wil cox's famous porous, Is not half so te nacious. Tlicy arrive about seven I the morning, unhitch tiro family cob, and not until the evening star Is do ing Its best to wink them Into cnso of the proprieties, do they pack up bag and baggage, leaving behind them a dearth of eatables, aftor tho man ner of the locusts of Palestine, Friends they are droppers In with an abnor mal capacity for preserves. Friends, who imbibe tea 1n sucb quantities as smj wotilti lliton the Chinese Empire, there by turfing us to bcllt-ve tltttni near rel atives to a Mandarin. Friends these, friend!! all, ah yes! Hut when the day Is over and the preserve Jar Is empty and the tea caddy Is hollow and desti tute of aiiRht save those things most plentiful in lulu curious life of ours, and known to housekeepers as dregs, one throws himself wearily into the nearest arm chair, and dosily wishes himself way, way oil in t dull little comef of -the desert of Sahara so far off, so dull, si; hot, so stupid that not even a "friendly Campbell" would not, venture to intrude on his melan choly musiny;. Other than these arc friends; other than this Is friendship. Rainbow wise, born of storm and tear; kindling a Klory like the Northern aurora, through the soul when disappoint ment ana sorrow weave around it a mure than Polar darkness; leaping, lightning-like, from heart to heart, and Infusing them with Celestial ra- friend I I teach me to be tlilnc." linger of a faithful ness','; the deepest i soul is friendship. i of the drawing- e (friendship mas- 1 ulat and patent hcfMTidship of the (jbafjjendsliip must be iinurishitiin a;lHK;igtis and poultry; not the fHitlShip of the afternoon allcr, when "friendship, like a patent medicine, lias Its label on a bit of aid-board though -all these tilings arc litiod in themselves and arc not to be neglected in the proper season, they are not "friendship's self," but conventionality, the garb that friend ship Is sometimes forced to wear; but the friendship of heart and heart, of nul and soul; the friend, whose pros nee is an inspiration, who causes us o think better thoughts and to do letter deeds, and who lifts us to a ligher plane of life, a plane that is constantly ascending. 11 tine souls are capable of this friendship, and it Is their paramount obligation tosoeli it; for it isoneof the most perfect means appointed by the Creator to develop the best that is us and to enable us to live the higher ife. This friendship knows no sex; It exists between soul and soul, Indiffer ent whether tho Immortal spirit be ho clothed in man or woman form. It xlsts between man and man; it exists between woman nnd woman: It ex sts between man and woman, and this itings us to Platonic friendship, the friendship most abused In common thought and speech, and so little un derstood in reality, that Its name lias become a synonym for the impossible, t theme for cynic and humorist. Seriously speaking, then, can Tla- tnnio friendship exist? Docs It exist,? Is companionship impossible between man and woman? Is sex an insur mountable obstacle to real mental comradeship? Is there no medium between Indifference nnd passion? All history answers in the affirma tive. Platonic friendship has existed n every ago and it sbojld exist pre eminently In our own. Every land has ts shining examples, not of isolated Instances, but of many. Few of the men who stand first In the world's history have achieved greatness with out some woman's mental companion ship; nnd few of the women who have left their names on the annals of the nations have ascended their zeniths without the living inspiration of some high souled man. There Is a venerable old man living In Boston, whose hair is not winter than bis spirit, and whoso years are not more numerous than the honors he has won from his countiytnen. I refer to the Hcv. Win. It. Alger, whose fame as minister and as author Is rec- oizni.ed abroad as well as at home. Mr. Alger, besides many other vol umes, has written one of the most re markable bookson friendship that has ever been given to the world, In which tracing the progress of science, of art, and of literature from their ear liest dawn, ho proves that nearly ev- orygreat work of the human mind to nave owco its existence to riaiomc friendship. From tho day of reti cles and Aspasht to the time of Mich ael Angolo, who found the Inspiration for his wonderful1 palutltig of the Cru clllxlon In tho words of Victoria Col lona, dowts to our own day and era, when tho friendship of Elisabeth Har rett, long before there was any love passages between them, gave color and flamo to somo of the greatest poems that Robert Browning has ever produced. Tho ovldence Is always the same; always the samo story of the soul of mnnand the soul of woman mingling and producing the One elec tric spark that will endure forever atjd forever more. . Deep Id the heart of the Indian des ert rises a temple of such witching loveliness that, at II rst sight, the trav eler is tempted tn doubt the evidence of Ills senses, and to believe the en chanting vision but Uio strange mi Tjance. h ks.ni Qicdeepcs Stit feiisMsll ret fjjfjwhei fit) Jifo Terms Two rage, a singular optical illusion some times seen in desert places and due tn atmospheric conditions. Hut when the first shock of its wonderful beau ty has passed away, and the pilgrim draws nearer to the spot, he realizes that this enchanting vision is no pro duct of the desert air, but is, in reali ty, the handiwork of man. For leagues around no habitation can be seen; in the background the desert rolls on and on, yellow and limitless straight into the horizon line. And rising like a palace of white coral in the midst of an ocean of desolation, is this struct ure, half temple, half palace, the world famed Taj Mahal! Without, the fretted marble gleans and scintil lates against the intense blue of the Indian sky. Hitt tb'v wonder Is with- n. Tier above tier, around a circular chamber upon whose walls the ruby Is burning, tbo pearr Is gleaming, the emerald is flashing the colors of the sea; above this chamber whose walls arc priceless with onyx and jasper, witli sardonyx and jade, the fretted balconies, wrought Into semblance of flowers and vine, rise spiral-like to the glorious dome from whence, by strange device, soft rainbow light falls upon the sparkling tiles of the pavement beneath. And still the wonder has not been told. A sudden exclamation of marvel springs to the lips of the pilgrim. Lol it is echoed and re-echoed in a thousand tones of music until all semblance of the human voice has passed away and the mystic temple Is resonan of song. Such Is the wonder ful acoustic effect of the Taj Mahal. This Is no fairy tale, no Idle traveler's story, but an actual fact: a thing to be seen and heard by any tourist who will visit the fane. Small wonder then, that the Taj Mahal Is one of tho marvels of the world. And yet this glorious structure, the most won derful that recent ages has produced was erected by a savage monarch in memory of a savage woman whose friendship, lie himself declares, had been the inspiration of his life. "Oh, be my friend and teach me to be thine," but bo my friend in spirit and in truth and not In outward seeming only. A few years ago a man died in New York who affords a striking example of conventional friendship, Ward Mc Allister. Feted, courted, lionized, de ferred to, one might almost , say obeyed, In the fashionable circle of Gotham, this leader of the "Four Hundred" was the friend of all with in the exclusive coteries. Nothing could be dune without him; no dinner was a success, no social function u triumph without tbls man, this uni versal friend. Even sweet Charity's self was taken, In a measure, un der his protection, and the great ben ellt entertainments of the metropolis became his pet hobby, his particular fad. In a supci llcial sense of the word. Ward McAllister was tho friend alike of Dives and of Laazrus. Go to New York to-day nnd talk to any of his old intimates at the Mctropoliian Club; go into the Fifth avenue draw ing rooms and, behold! the man Is as utterly forgotten as if he had never existed. Surface friendship, like the parasitic plant, can have no enduring root. Nineteen hundred years ago, a man walked the plains of GaIlllee,unknown to tho mighty of the land save as an object of opprobrium and scorn In gentleness, in long suffering, In mln- istrv nnrf in love: and when tnat Holy One did speak of old, He said these words: "1 am thy Friend." The centuries have come and gone, and the friendship'of the Master is as real and personal to each one of us to day as though we held His hand and heard His voice; for the friendship of Christ as born of self bachifice, and therefore, let every roan, as far as in him lies, be Chrlst-HKe ere ne turns to his brother and says: "I am thy Friend. And throngh the years l'Jl walk, In trust, beside thee; I'll share thy laughter and thy tears; 1 11 share whate'er betide thee, I'll faithful he while life shall last, And when this life Is ended. In the bright future as the past, Our spirits shall be blended. And having found our friend, let us, for Christ's sake, let us be generous; for our owo sake, let us be true. IBWIM HUNTINGTON Bt'BTON. Moss Point, September, 18HS. In New York it is unlawful to sell .t...ri.t.ps to boys under sixteen years of age. If the boys are not too tired, tltcy will roll their own cigaretta and become consumptive Imbeciles in spite of laws that are uiaaa to protect them. " To the candidate: The best way to get nn office Is to attend strictly to the one you now bold. There Is no better method of electioneering than by being faithful to tho trust already bestowed by the people. A good wny to bo faithful t" such trust Is to be sober, be honest, be punctual and nromot In the discharge of the duties you have been elected to fill. A bad wav to electioneer Is to be drank, or on the go, Ifivlng the office to run Itself. t lEdjfars.'Yvuson Dollars per Year in Advance NUMBER 34. LOSS OF LIFE IN WAIL H. 0. Times-Democrat. Here Is the official death record of the American army in the late war with Spain: Killed lu buttle or died of wounds S46 Died from accidents . 'M Died from disease J.aO Total S.001 These figures alone, and without the slightest additional evidence, arc suf ficient tn convict the War Department of gross mismanagement, resulting in the murder uf the troops. Compare them with the records uf the civil war of deaths by wounds and by disuse. Tile official figures of the Adjutant General's department on tbi point aro as follows: Killed lu battle or tiled vt wounds ... lto.OTO Died from disease 1S9.W9 Total HoH-lTS In the civil waltlie Union army was far more exposed. It was most of tho time in the Held with an enemy op posed to it. It was Impossible to pro vide It with all It needed in tents, ac coutrements, food, medicine, etc.; nor had wc then as great a knowledge of sanitary science as we have to-day. Compare with It the experience of tho soldiers of tho lato Spanish war, not one-sixth of whom saw an enemy, who were camped at home on sites chosen after touch deliberation, and who had behind tlieni thc richest government lit the world. Itsecms incredible that in this later war, with all the means tbo JJtiited Stall had, all the opportuni ty Ht liarA nul all the knowledge of lijtjiene and ranltation, the losses by ('disease should bo proportionately higher than In the civil war, and yet this was the case. In the civil war of every 100 men dying in the army 04 died of diseaso and 20 were killed or died from their wounds; in the Span ish war of each 100 dead soldiers 87 died of disease and only 13 died of of wounds. Nor will It suffice to explain this difference by saying that there were very few battles during the Spanish war, and, therefore, the cumber of killed nnd wounded was small. If the army was not exposed in battle, neither was it exposed to danger from disease, The greater portion of It remained at home in camps well equipped, or that ought to have been well equipped. The report of the Adjutant General of the United States declares that there were 2,776,301 men enliited In the Union army in the civil war, or, reduced to the three year's standing, 2,320,168; that Is, 2,3'.C,1S men served three years In the army. During the war with Spain our army at its maxi mum was 214,000. Reduced to the three-year standard, It amounted to 24,450; that Is, the service rendered by the army during the war was . equivalent to 24,450 men serving three full years, Instead of from 190,000 to 354,000 serving from three to five months. If the army during the Spanish war had suffered the same loss from disease as during the civil war, a mortality of 4.732 per cent for the three years, the loss would have been 1059. It was, as we see, twice as great a loss of life, 2,225, at the rate of 0.099 per thousand at the thrco year's service. Some of the Northern papers have recently trotted out the ilgures of three Maine regiments to show that these regiments, which did not do much flghing in the civil war, lost many more men than by disease than by bullets, but we imagine that no one was deceived by any such trick. We don't want to rest on Maine sta tistics. We want the figures for tbe whole army In I8C1-65 to compare with those of to-day, and the comparison is damning. What possible explanation is there of this except gross criminal niistnan I agement? How Is It possible, with every condition favorable, thut the loss of life in the army In the Spanisn war should be relatively and propor tionately twice as high from disease as it was In the civil war? Says the New York Tribune of Sun day before last: "Among tho twenty women arraigned In the West Side Police Court yesterday morning beforo Magistrate Cornell was Julia Cooper,' a flashily attired colored woman. All the others had been fined $5. When the Cooper woman opened her mouth to explain her conduct she displayed four teeth filled with diamonds, which glistened brightly. Magistrate Cor nell Inquired about the diamond fill ings, and the woman said It whs 'her fad.' 'A woruan whn can have tier teeth filled with diamonds can pay n higher fine. I will assess you 110 said the magistrate. The colored wo man paid.". In life's battles discouragement must come. No life is free from so'ma dreary days: your life can not be all sunshine. Hut the man who has tho patience and trust of Job will come) of! conqueror at lust, and will eater, that home where life Is tt treisurt sublime and days of adversity ftettr '"I 11 1 I 1 IV, I M J.' :' I I: it ! (i ! is"' Hi. ' .. . vv . i, t tJ.t MW ibt d,r aba Baked eye. ,.