THE AVERAGE CITIZEN
His most amusing to hoc tlie man
ner in which the average citizen looks
upon newspapers. Iu selecting his
newspaper, he takes the one which
pleases his fancy moot and usually the
one which he thiuks gives him the
most news, at least the most news of
the character ho would like to read,
and would be most Interested In.
If he gets married, has a child born
Into the family, if he goes abroad, or
does some commendable public act; if
he makes an inprovemcnt to his prop
erty, or does anything which pleases
him, he wants to see it magnified as
much as possible and appear In the
newspaper he has graciously and con
descendingly bestowed his patronage
on. If a child or relative get married
lie wants to see It gorgeously written
up; If some of his relatives gain dis
tinction in any of the walks of life he
proudly brings it to the newspaper for
comment, no nutter whether anyone
else in Uie community knows or is in
tcrcsted iu the relative or not; he Is,
and that is'suftlcient If the afore
said relative Is sick or dies, or if a
member of the local subscriber's fam
ily is called hence the newspaper Is
expected to extol Hit merits of the de
departed in glowing terms. All this
and much more is expected of the av
erage citizen's favorite newspaper.
So long as the favorite newspaper is
doing all the average subscriber de
sires, it is the best paper on earth and
.the editor a great man, and the sub-
l . .. I. T,..fc 1-1
Hf'riirr Kwi:ir4 v n,. i ul iul l iu
table turn let an item which may In
any way be construed to be a reflec
tion upon the subscriber or any mem
ber of his family, or relative, or dear
friend let au item, no matter how
small or unintentionally It may be
get into the newspaper displeasing
the average subscriber, and he at once
forgets all the kindness and beautiful
thing the newspaper has said of him
and his during years of service, and
at once calls on the editor and indig
nantly repudiates him and his sheet
as meddlesome and ungrateful, and al
ways ready to give the aforesaid sub
scriber and his "the worst of it." He
wreaks Ills vengeance on the editor by
stopping his paper and influencing
everyone else he possibly can do it
The poor, deluded Individual sup
poses that when his patronage is with
drawn from the newspaper, and that
of the relatives and friends he cau in
fluence, the, paper will bo unable to
sustain the irreparable loss of patron
age and that it must succumb, and
that its doors will be closed and pub
The poor fellow does not realize the
fact that he Is not ''the only pebble on
the beach;" that, his patronage is only
a small atom of the great whole which
makes up the business of a successful
newspaper, and that the item which
displeased him and his, pleased as
many others, heretofore not patrons
of the paper, possibly, and that the
place of his name and those of his in
terested friends is at once filled by
others, and hcUs hardly missed.
Ho "bites off his nose to spite bis
face." He likes ihe paper; lias taken
it so long it has become as a member
oT the family; his children have grown
up'on It as they have other home pe
culiarities, and its .absence is like the
death of a dear friend, lie tries some
other paper, but it will not fill the
bill. After Ills pet is over, he sees
what a fool , he has been, and if his
pride will not prevent, ho orders his
favorite paper again, or sprongeshis
reading of it from some neighbor, ra
ther than acknowledge what a fool
he lias been, as he cannot get - along
without reading the old family news
paper, which has become a part of his
It is amusing to the makers of news
papers to thus note the fickleness of
human nature in dealing with ews
papers. The smaller the Held of the
newspaper, tho more noticeable it
THE FROST AND THE CROPS.
I n order' to get tho readers of the DEMOCRAT-
STAR to do their Spring Shopping with us, we
will prepay Expressago tin all orders sent us during
February and March amounting to $2.50 and up
wards. Besides, we guarantee Our Prices as low
and in many instances lower than elsewhere.
Writ for .lc. uttioM.
Vtit thlfct Kli Vlf luiki.mn n.. nt 1 I l . i
February 10, Joint. "'v "":,UM w,u uur maKt
S0-6J Dauphin Street.
McDonald,March & Co.,
Manufacturer and Importers of "
- m Marble g Granite
Monuments, TombnUmei, Qrartetonre, Mantel, Etc.
Hl'II.DIWO WOKK A SPECIALTY.
We hurt a I.rge Stock Finitihed Work to Select from for Quirk lklirtry.
Royal St., bvtwveu St. LouI ami Su Anthony St. MOIIILK, ALA.
Decembers. lst'S. r 43-ly
Hughes & Herrick,
(Successors to W. E. Gerard), SCRANTON, MISS.
. . DEALERS IN . .
M J UUUUb, 1MWI1&, DUUlo Mil &IURJ5, j
Groceries, Feed , and Grain. f)
Furniture Soli on tiie Installment Plan. Mucemcnts to Casn Bayers-
lion want a Pianof
$ That will last. ' &
has sweet tone.
" has reputation.
THEN GOTO! fl m m mm I
Tlu'V hare the best,
The Great Through
hiiu mt;irirriiiMi-t; gc
more suiianie innii.
any oilier rinu of
l Exchanged, Sold, yh.
PIANOS United, Impaired, -O-(
Stored, Honored. T
SEeerutliiuii Xeir and
I'npular.t Umi i ana mJv
Try an Oi'der.
'es Save You Money.
L, GRUNEWflLD k 60,, Ltd.,
71.1 r.inal SI., NEW ORLEANS.
November II, I89S. 3-6m -
Your Confidence Lost 1
1 In remedies for Colds, Coughs and Croup is no reason why
m you should throw a
mt STUUBLIXQ BLOCK
iZ in vour own way the little ones will suffer til the while for
your error. Do nut judge .av
WOOD and COAL, e
BAUER'S BABY VOUGlt SYRUP
hy others. It has imdo Mobile famous and thousands of
the leading people of Mobile can tell of its merits. Recom
mendations from the best people of Mobihqn file.
II is .Vol a Patent Medicine for Mlelief,
Hut a IlEMEDY for cure of
CO I GltS .f.VJJ CItOVP OJTLV.
Ilmnt to take Children Like II.
Best Ala. Stove & Crate Coal,
Best Split Stove and
Ash and Pine Wood,
General Haul! n'r.
Furniture and Pianos Carefully Moved
Telephone me to Kill's Drug Store.
: Janes G. Blarill,
CO.VT.II.VS ,VO OPIATES.
, . I Palace Pharmacy. Scrantnn. Miss,
.ue oy j j vv stewakt, UruirBist, Moss Point, Miss.
DAVE S. BAUER &
Sole Proprietors and JIanafacturers,
February IU, 1HU9.
AUo iM'opi'irlor ol Hie new liivery liable on
Krr SI reel. Finot Kindle and Double Team
to hire with or Without Drivers. Baggage
transferred to all parts or the cily.
August '.'0, ltWi.
D. Mercier's Sons,
THE PUREST MEDICINES.
For CHEAPNESS and FAIR DEALING.
j WE HANDLE ALSO BEST
I STOCK IN TOWN, OF
f roniiTAU DiinDiinrtr
0 donnniun rnrmmnoy.
McVEA YOUNC, Proprietor.
Perfumery, Toilet Articles, Handkerchief Extracts,
Toilet Soaps. Combs, Hair Brushes, Tooth Brushes,
Two Blocks froi Canal-DAUPHINE STREET-Two Blocks Uram Canal
KW ORLEANS, LA.
rrescnpiions vareruny compounded Day or Nignt. 0
0- Hawkes Celebrated Eve Glasses. 0
, Hiss.. October 21, 1HS8, . 36-ly X
iP w W 5? WW w w
See What Wonr
MONEY WILL BUY:
Tan C.Hf Laic, $2.50.
Willow Tan, Blalk Viel.
Rlaek Calfnnd ftft
Patent Lcathcr v
Tan or Black, Double Sole
Calf Lined, $3.50.
157 Danphi St
Nnrember 18, 1898.
Amnng the statistics relative to Hie
laic freeze and Southern crops arc the
Geornia reaches, prunes and penrs
all killed; early vegetables ruined.
Florida Citron fruit and trees
daniaued 15 per icent; general fruit
crop 30 per cent, better than last year;
9 per cent, of vegetable crop destroy
Virglna Full yield in apples; early
vegetables and berries damaged,
Alabama Market gardens complete
loss; wheat prospects One.
North Carolina Growing vegeta
bles safe; peach buds injured, snow
saves wheat crop.
South Carolina Wheat, oats and
frutt trees safe; damage to vegeta
bles and fruit blossoms in State $100,-
Kentucky-Peach crop killed;
B PAUCE PHARMACY, 3. Hotel and Restaurant,
j. JXL wiijijiiimcsuiN, rropneior,
per cent. rop apples all
3. Delnms Avenue and Ker Street. BOBANTON, M1S8. , .
S PRESCRIPTIONS ACCURATELY AND PROMPTLY COMPOUNDED
DAY AND NIOUT.
Cnrrlen the mest complete stock of
DRUGS, PATENT MEDICINES,
TOILET ARTICLES, PERFUMERIES.
SOAPS, STATIONERY, FINE CUTLERY,
GLASSWARE, CANDIES, CIGARS, PIPES, Etc.
Newspapers, Periodicals and Magazines always on hand.
r AnciiHt 5, 18L18. 95-l.V .
C. W. McOUIRE. ' FRANK HAVLEIS.
J'ortheast Corner of COJTTI and ST. E.Ti.US'UEL. Street,
Opposite German Relief Hall, MOBILE, 1L.1.
3 Rooms 25 and 50 cts. Meals 25 cts.
1 1 ur
The only place in the City where yon can (ret a First-Class Meal for 25
' Cents. Electric Fans and other Comforts.
ill 1 1
ABU.t 19, 181f.
a piuiosopiier soliloquizes thus
-a poor man buys a horse from a
stranger winch turns ' out to have
bumuii, me rignirui owner
comes along, proves his property and
takes the animal. .The poor man has
no recourse. Again: a rich
buys a note of hand from a stranger.
v iurneu ouiwiat the note was ob
tained by fraud. The man who made
the note comes alonu and la comneii.
ed to pay the note on the ground that
ii it in the hands of an Innocent pur
cuuser. wny this difference1
not the man who bought the horse an
innoeentt purchaser too?"
KlcCuire & Hanlein,
CLOTHIERS AND TAILORS.
When in Mobile do not fail to call on them. Their Clothing
is thi best that can be produced. ., ""
107 Daupliia, WOBILE, ALA., 81 Soot from Boy 1
ov.mVr ., ". . ' 1 ft
An Ohio Man Think F,.-.
roads that cost the tain.;
cashier n,n ..." t'i.xPajers tesn ,
i iuiic. iii irn-.i,,j i
f j ' . """"eu Stnn.
MONTGOMERY, NEW ORLEANS,
Without change and with speed un
rivaled, Shortest and Quickest
Route from New Orleans, Mo
bile and Montgomery to
NorthTEast, & Wesl)
Pullman Cars without change to Nash
ville. Louisville. Uinclnnatl, Chi
cago, witii but, one change to
NORTHERN AND EASTERN CITIES.
Through Coaches from Chattanooga
md Nashville to St. Louis, conuectini;
direct for Cities in the Northwest.
Seeking homes on the line of this
Koad "will receive special rates.
See agents of this Company for
rates routes, etc.. or write
C. P. ATMORE, 0. P. & T. A..
cubic yard, or 58,
trihutor to the rnrS Z i
The haullmr Is u V "
and others who are interest ';
making, which is niiim
BROS. & WEISS,
And Blendera of
No. 1. 3. 5 T
Junuury X, 18m,
Modii.fi. A i, a.
JNO. J. REIMER,
I.oft l'pstulrHovcrNii.21 Soutli (iimiucrce 8t.,
Kchklencc, 3 South t'lulliurue St.,
Your PatroiiHire Respectfully solicited.
Good work anil Good Matcriul.
l'YIiruiiry 10. 18!'). 42-Sm
H. LOGHTE & GO
AND IMPORTERS OF
Nos. 319 to 325 Tclioupitoulas,
and 424 Nutclit". sts
SEW ORLEANS. LA.
Anenst :tl. 1H!8. 08-lv
imvcmiiK viiniiw sunns
1111 J. UUUIIKJi llVflUllkJ) UJ1UUU) llillU)
vCngiCE FAMILY QE0CEHIE3,g)
FEED, HARDWARE, ETO.0WMWMHJMIM0
0BMMX STATIONERY A SPECIALTY
FROlCHErVS CELEBRATED GARDEN SEED ALWAYS ON HAND.
yi Patronagt Solicited. Sotitfaetien Guaranteed. Doode Delivered Free. u
South Sid Sailroii, oomn Silmas Avsnui tnl ?riitrlo StMitt, 4
By Gratnli NUfcigh Km, (taHta,
BoiMr, BUr( Otb. ind mo other
brave officer, private,, ullor and
patriotic Southern women.
Tbt Heroic, Hamoraai aid TfcrfM"
III Slot ! tbt War,
Cnntlirtlrir of Baaiamf lieedotM,
KeatlalMcaMa, Deedt el HeroliBi,
Tkrllllac MHratlf,, B4 U Haa4
F IgkU, ferrlbl, Baraiklaa, laprlaaa.
aiMUk Ptrlloia Jnracti, Mrlaf
BaUi, Bm FlekU, Trtf le ItmU, EM.
MOPiret Over 2M Htattrittou.
MINT! WMTtD everrwbere. Good
pay. Send for keaatlfal iateriatlr
clreiUri la elera,aa Una. Ad
dreat CarlarJoarial iek Frtetlmf
Caapaar, LoaliTllla, tj.
than to bond the township
s x per cent Interest to ra iS
2.142. which lie must n
it to the contractor, wi n. I
i no increase in tlievalu
land 18 the least reas.n; ;
Improve the Mads. nI. 'N
liome comforts rii.nn.,,1 a W
ium r.., ul",n'Wta.
, uroutifl. P,,
and Bcl.oolsriependupmithe f9
niea distrint. i, .u. m- Swi
Mic, mat is lackini; in moral 8u,J
aid. unrt riiii,in ur"8laiij.
v'Hiiiicii n rii ri
tae to obtain even a e,.nm,.
education nh.,.i... Nl
....... viiuiij fN mil... .
their doors durintr thn ,i... .
when summer comes till have lostT
tercst in church L'oinir. I
Why try to Increase tho nrnrf,,.,..
inctpiise our faeiDi
ties for delivering tlclu toB,J
It costs the farmer more to Hi.iirJ
product to the rail rflhd than it-rfJ)
fini ii. imiuinere to tlie cii.v vJ
would take the
hoKSfour miTes over a bad n.miJ
after a hlg rain, for what it cmii,
snip inem 10 tnecity?
lbruiiry 10, m.
I have se
county, four horses atUcy
ton wayon loaded with less tkm.
",nn ...... -.I, ,.
iiipuiiiij, hiiu inen iiwas innii
have them out In such mud. OIIm
we are compelled to walk-ami t,v.
with us our butter and cm, whilemi
norses are In the barn ncedinmn.
cise, all because the read is tn bad to
take them out. It 'docs nut (nam
the price of land as land alunmiood
pike will bring $10 to 13 an acreumn
than land situated a mile awajfn
it, if there is no prospect of tliwtewr
being a pike near it,
Turned the Negro White.
Down at Kansas Cit.v durintFtlipw
cent cold snap a iicgnr fnc his ww
turiueiK the rrost bit.tenpariwliiie
as snow. This accidental disoimj
of a iihysioloL-ica! fact uncus rnriiii
Held for the rxunrimcntal nhvulnlin
Ifist. This ehnnge In the piirnienta-i
lion in a ni'L'ro'.t skin liv friistUunt:
if the freaks of nature and nutci
ly explained. It suuirists the idn
lliat all marroes can n'. niidc while lif
phiciui; them in cold sturac fora nail
thus fice.iiiL' the color out f their
skins. It, is not at nil imoroliablt
that the blacker Ihe nctrro Hie n:
he would have to freeze nnd in Mime
cases death mielit ensue. Il ls a
question, however, whaliviTlheilM
iiu'e nctrro wmiUl annreciatc tlie en-
.leavor to chanee his eulnr. lltnwilil
prefer to stay black and keep warm.
The Jackson Itullelin h.istlii U
say of our worthy hccrctiirjf
Col. and Mrs. J. L. Towit cnicrtaln-
edafew of their old lime friends at
dinner yesterday in cclnbraiim
their hirthriav. There is not anotKt
couple we venture to assort, wlmcele-
r .... 1 .L. (.a
orate tlie same hlrtnnay. inincm
off Emerld isle, Col. Power flrsts
the light, and on a Mississippi plan
Hon, that same day (Marelill
Power was born. A further ct
dent Is in the fact that Mrs. F"2
little nieces (twins), AllcneandEW
McArn were also born n Maren i.
iinil llioir olriost. ann. .1. W. Power. I
March 2. Quite a number of tlie'ia
lly celebrate birthdays during Man
besides those ment ioned.
Why Filipino. -"Filipino" h
Spanish for a dweller in the PhillPf
ties, and the Philippine Islands,!
Intt long been a Spanish Vffr
"Filipino" has once generally into"
to Indicate a Philippine islander.
Spanish for Philippine Islands i 9
Filipinas." Then, loo, "t iI'P"
Is what tho Philippines islander
call themselves, ami it isKeneHliJ
cepted, we believe, that the rif
name of a people Is the name tlutiw
use themselves. The Islands,
way, are named after Philip.!'" W
11, of Spaln.-Blchniondl)iPt
Jefferson, the actor, Is a
llcver thatatnan must be sWJ"
in ten years. His own P"jJ
goes to hear out tills idea. Siufli
he has been ill every tenth year, i
General Wade Hampton, onenl
few surviving confederate lier
generals, Is living In good
Columbia, S. C,wl.erei.ew' l8'orw
celebrate his eiglity-flrst hirthW-
T,. t hinks tlial'
The Houston Post thinks
country's recent cxpe"e . .. ,
gro troops ought to and PfO""
he sufficient to induce the wan
to bear bis own military burdeo""
Subscribe lor the Democrat-Star.
Morrill, Swan & Co,
. . Insurance :-: Agency
Over Three Hundred Million Assets,
. e. I..I..I..I t orncT nlLOXI, MIS
t,. . .i . t, 1 I. ,J Oknnm DftllOP llUlfalk
Ii'iha tin lamnAiiT u nnT fiiriin n I inniiini -jii I .Mfini n i iuu'
I I I'M i.iih n i-i'i II I n in ii i ii if ri & iiiniiiinv mill iiiiiuui uw..w-
I'llU.iJUU, aUUlUUUL UIUUIUIUI II JUJUHimj
Repreeenting the 8trongt$t ami Katt Liberal Companies in th "W
Llverixiiil Undon & lob Inanranre Company, of England.
Koyal Imnranra Company, of IJvarpool, KA,II,1' T.rr if'
ti .r i I f,..n.nm- nl ui tumi i.tnui . n u
Mechnnlc. Tradna' Inniinin Ciimpany, r." (
North Ani.rioU In,,,rnriCo..;fNo.th
. . i uImIwIPi TT
All of lb afcoTa oompml- Un eompliad k "L"? SSmSs ' "
own pwlal lknaa,an4thatoftlMlraceaU. .,1 , uet
loiuai ri PId Cm1 without Slwout ttout "JT, ,v
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