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LOVJB FOtt OUR FRIENDS; COURTESY FOR ALL;
r r-V, fe t-. : , . 1 "i&i
FEAR FOR NONE.
Terms Two Dollars per Year in Advance.
0XNTON, MISSISSIPPI,. FRIDAY', Ij0 VEMBER 3, 1890.
NUMBER 38.
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ma
rtff REGULAR TERM.
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TIME - TABLE.
THAI
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flirty oi .iiuiMi- j - .
to M.irlnn first dlstwlct. on
i".! ' 1 . ...wl Inltf itni!
n t Ik sin'mid dlstrli't.
f .luiiimiy i."1' ""'J
LOUISVILLE & NA8HVILLS H. R.
f . 0O1NO EAST.
V 9 Iiivh. New OrlHnim 7:43 D. in. Ar
rlvn nt St riiiiuin at 10 .16 p. 111. Anivenill Molnli'
t 14:116 a. m.
'n 4 l,FirHr Oi1hh it -IMS a. m. Ar
rive, nt NMiiiit.in at 2M V- m. Airi-w at M.ilil
tl HAH p. in. "
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rivi.B nj farnnuin a 1 1 : Jfl . m. hni t kViblje
vni:w v. p.
' OQINO WEST. '
Vat l.-LcKven Mobile 3:15 p. m. Arrive at
Sumntaiu J:H4 p. ni. Nnw OilnaiiH. 7:10 p. ni.
K S. I,rv Mnliil :15 a in. Arrive, nt
,i. ai.lan 4:21 hi. .i-w (Irli.ana. 7:41) I. 111.
Xo. E.-fcH vt MoIiIIm .it 4:;il P . m . A rrlvea lit
rrntJr Si-11 p. m. Ni-w OrliMiia, 8:11 p. m.
- hi cflott Jane . mint. ' .
r .Iohn 11. Santa CKtia. Aiont.
BUSINESS
DIRECTORY.
j the coil'
I! third M;.n;la. '
mllmmt ",;T,..lf nn tlio fourth
tin- foiimy ; . . , ,..i C(intmie
,nlH,yuf January :mu "U
iirrlson on
Hip first
nd AnuuMt and con-
llHVh.
in t.Vio rniiiity "i
llllivnt IM'iirn..ij
i.ncsuu.i)"' , lvi.1.n on tli Hecond
In tlit- I';"'" ..: 1 A iiirimt and con-
,nd:iynt renrui.'.T
in' six .lay. ,, t.ii nocoiid
I" 19 ",,u."7..ii .:;.".li,:r. and continue
nnday ot ' "v .
I , i nn tin first. Monitny
Inthf. P.mi'J nnntlnuu six
WW- . i..n.,i nn tha sproikI
S SptetalHtr and con-
'""li ,, .wuiatvnf P.rry hold in AubukIh.
JtMXol lh' tllrrt Monday of
lurrli mill Si'iitcriii'i'rai'i '"'""'"
kitliPttinnriij""7"'"-' " " ' ' , ,',..
tiiii nrw nimu.i y inn hni.iiii
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Niinf Muri'li mid St'iiti'iuliiT. and cpntlni.o
A'l..s-. n.unf Cpi.ihip nn Tlnirsdav nfl.c
licswiiiiil Jiiiniiay in (n ii 'i.."-
nllniif Hirer .my s ,
In Hip nnmtvi.f I'ovlnstnn on thn toiirtli
.miliiy In April mid Ocloher ail continue
I dil VS. ' " '
In tin' Mint y of Newton on the first Mon
gol .April ami Noyeinlier and continue lx
irihpciiuntv "( Lauderdale .fin thti first
.nd.i.v lit Slay and Noyiitiihrr nd contimn'
.nty'-lniinlays. '
In t hi imty of t'lm ke on the third Mnn-
Lviil A ml) ami NoveiiihtT and continue six
c. ii. di'.lmas,
smi'i'KK ok oystkkV'ANd viSH-
ELECTION NOVEMBER 7. 1899.
m ' " f
'STATE TICKET.
-ifor Oovotnor,
For Lieutenant-Governor,
JAMES T..JIAHRfSOX.
. For Secretary of State,
I " For Auditor, '
, .,' W. QCOI.E. '
. Fur Tretwtirer,
, For Attornoy-tletioralP - ,
MON1&B M'CLlTRti .
. - :'
J"or Siiporiniendont of EduSai6JH '.
For Ktatf Revenue Agent,
tiS W1KT AUAWB.
ALOONA SALOON
(M. V. II. Curey. I'mp.)
Fine Wine Liquuis, Ciyaus and
Ttiliiiecos.
.SMITH'S EATING HOUSE.
(Mrs. Elizii Smitiil, 4
ltoni.1, Loi1;'nis, Oyntcin. mill Mculsut, all
Honrs.
1-
SCRANTON SHIP YAKD.
(Goo. Fi-i.mI.si. Pit))iriUir,
V.'SMilt; liiiilt'iiii.l Knpuired.
JOHN FOh'I'EU SOKK ; ;
GtiW'OyKli'.i8. Fixh un.l KliiiniTi.
t ! 1C KK8S I O M A
..,.. Jt
A G. MAYERS,!
(E.x-Judi:e Hth Dlstrlct.J
J, I. Ford.
ATTOILNEY AND COUNSEWIK
Ln Annol of Morcv to Suf.
firing Woiut'ii.
A Sure Uclief for all Pcinalo
Troubles.
fTukc in tlio Tvivacy of your
own llouic. .
,T'e jnwrantee this prcpara-
,tun povsonally.
PAlUvER DRUG CO.
FOR BALK At
rAUCK PHARMACY anrl by
J. w. blew A1H Moss Point,.
July 28. IM. Sl-ilin
The Head of a
large Firm .
, SAID J
"THE TELEPHONE SERVICE
'! THE CHEAPEST TIIINf
WE HAVE IN OUR OFFICE.
Ullt'thlt II Pil ni lni-o-o annlA nr nn
nw sr. le, ti e telciihoiio servioo.
fifHH ny its iwrforniance. Is th
ijiesr. (hiiic in modern life. This
aillllles t ...j;, !.., ... ,..ll
- L. ivoiuru.-,CB an w ' it mo
qwsies lion(i(.8, iiiid a telephone is
P'ifaeliiii(rtts In an office and can
obtained at as low aateas
Per day by
Cumberland Telephone &
Telegraph Company.
ATTOI1XKY-AT-LA w.
HrailOtm. MiamiHulpiW.
. 3 :. '
AT LAW,
I S.iranrnn. Mlaa,
WltJnr:iftlre in nil the nnirtsflf the at con.
Indi.iliil ilisti li't. ii ml Hie (iiiitvini and H.'d
Offlcu irt AuraiiUin Stuto lhtu
InilldinK. j
w. II. IIOINV.
w, II. wouii.
ATT0UKBY8 t:OlTNSK!.OKS AT tAW
Stiranton, Mii.
rrat'tii'ea in all the TOintnif I lie Second Jiulhii
Histih't.
Olllee In Frederic ImiWini:.
f! H. Wood,
conxsKLoi: at law,
Menu Point, Mia"
Pruet.icpa In all the courts of .Uckson
Harrison. Hiineock. Perry and Oraeiie.
ATTOKNKY AND
:E5!Illl2 NOil!
Kdilorialand Otherwise.
. . t ' , .
A sport Is known, by his gitibertsh.4
It is very hard to pleaae some i9"ple.
Our seeming fatluroBinsy berYletorle.
More manhood Is the need of the hour.
Riche have ( wings and poverty has
stings ' , ;vc, w ' f ,
A spiteful man is cuw to any com-
rauuity ' ? 1, -
Man never make brut)'; he only dis
covers it.
For State Land CpmmiBRioner,
E. II. NALL
For Clerk of the Supreme Court,
. W. 15ROWN.
.
For Railroad Commissioners, ;
lsTTr.sTnirT-J. P. M'INNIS. ".
iiNli D1STIUCT A. Q. MrAY.
3ki i.isTiilCT-J,C. KLNOANNON.
For State Senator First District,
WESLEY jft EVAN'J It, K
Of Harrison County.
For District Attorney 2d Judicial
. District, . j
, WALTER A. WHITE, -
Of Harrison County.
,For Floater Rcpresouta'tb-e Jackson
and Harrison Counties,
OKOUUE v. HEym
Ohas. S. Meriwether.
ATTORNEY ANL C0UNSK1.OR AT LAW
Sarantnii, miaiw.
Office In the Frederic building, near court
house.
H. Bloomfleld.
4TTOI1NEY AND COUXSKELOK AT LAW,
sSoranton, Mif".
Will nractlce In all the t-imrta of the Sec
ond Judicial District Oilier lu Kcraiitou btute
Hank liullding.
OTWlGGINTON,
ATTOKNKY AT LAW,
Ooean Sprinn", Mla.
Will praetlre In the enmities of Jackson and
Harrison. Office In Mil hiilldiinr, second floor.
E, A. Clark,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Ooean SpriiiB. Misa.
JACKSON COUNTY.
For Ropreroutative Ipt the 'Legislatures
Vk Ji-rA. DKOAUUS.
' For Cloirlt ofjhCourts,
FRANK IL LEWI "
f For Sheriff,
4-(.' Unr Treasurer.
ARTHUR II. SMITH.
For Assessor,
'-V t n 1, 11 .AK l'
("For Superintemient oi j'.uueauon,
D. D. COWAN.
For Surveyor,
E. N. RAMSAY.
REAT OFFICES.
For Supervisors.
Reat No. 1 A. Allman.
Iteat No. 2 R. C. Calloway.
Reat No. 3 Volucy Drown.
Reat No. 4 Simeon (ieorge.
Reat No. 5 H. O. Flurry.
For Justice of the Peace.
Reat No. 3 C lliver Wood.Moss Point
A. D. Krebs, Scrantun.
For Constable.
Reat No. 3 Ed. 1). Mansfield.
July ai.iHim.
2H-3m
mm,
tilVi xi .
Use
Ella Kerry
SOW.
Q Price, 25 Cents,
CUE
fk fllKOLK TBA.
Prien. 1fl flents
'a rtv awarded by Louisiana Indus-
Th wii,o v air.
T'.ttWhk,?.,,e"Uny Mn- Bnrry Creole
!iiiiiiUim 11 i'y' .Ll,,'r Bnwul Troubles. Kor
nwm.m. "'1."""allene. Hlarlalnd Blood He
i'S'CSel'r.Vi!,". '.'v:'!1" is. .'M!!a2
jwrmitaltwiat oii V ' ' 1,1 ",r"' I'1'1'
Berry' T X.V ' 1i"ml ,tri',!t' T,,,w Of''"-
Mrlnni. i . m narnmry. J. w. rltewart, u
rawau . vn- M"s
WAKim ii.,.. " J1.""" "'""! l)r' A' Cox'
Jlie , 1899. ocean Sprjngs.
10-ly
ElCHOLD
BROS, & WEISS,
WHOLESALE
Liquor Dealers
And Blenders of
M WHISKIES
t 1 t
Manuu
turers of
MOBILE 10E. SASH
I BLIND FACTORY,
Doors, Sash, Blinds, Mould
ings, Window & Door
Frames, Plain ana rancy
Mantels.
I)eiLler In llulldurs' Hardware, winnow
Class Putty and i'ura Mixed Paints,
F. 0. TURNER & 00.,
f, ,. a. .1, .. .,
u,r,r.,nu,.,.,.,,.,. u.i.. II.
Water streets moaito.j..
Jnlv.lt.
HOTEL BRESLOW
Biloxl, Mississippi,
MRS. M. A. ANDREWS, Proprietress
Formerly of Day View Cottage,
Regular or"
Transient Guests
Furnished with first-class accommodations nt
mmlt raw rates. Hot end cola DHUS. Also salt
hatha. ,.'' . -
J., s
July 7, 1800.
31 1
Puiicy lite .pit the. ten yrWlKUici-
ple tights the pattle. '
Hot arguments can alwajnibe relied
on to cool friendship.
The multinlication tablo'anords th
misefood for thought. , t'r ,
There are tew women whoaeem them
selves oo old for a Bailor hat,
The Bilrtrt watches or tui night may
lie resudnsible for the bed tin.
A successful man is ofti nyied by
those wno are noi so luiunavv. ,;
1 He worth, of praise, thafl von won't
care whether you get It ar jftoj
Riches have wings, but fluty the .rich
have ostrich wings in thciriat
If a womaa wants be. ad olojmnid at
ihlrtv. let her be a flirt at twenty.
Some fishermen use ait ojd tl carl for
holding bait and some use ft bottle4
Some men have their fvili broken
after deatlv; others after marriage.
It is a'wxrman boiirid 'r hibit whoJ
.... . i L f-t
Looks under a folding bed foj a pian. ,
It is never wine to trait Inlly a person
who has once broken faU&rwltk you '
American bays are no hankering to
, . .. ... 1 ; i . i .
go to Mouth Ainca nowio eee tne iiours.
An exchange says HaaftnY has lost his
head. The head of hitfbatrel, probably.
The citizens of SMpay vt Easy street
are still carrying A,hlr uefarious bus
iness.' I-,' ., '
it makes a hiir. difference whether a
marl loses his balauei in a hank or on a
Time will right all things. The liar
and Bcortndrul will irof lbngvt hW Just
reward. ? ';. -
If a man tfould only borrow money as
easily as he can Iwrrow trotiMo, he cl be
happy.'?-? . ' ' r ,
The Southern Salvation arm r will vis-
HELP FOR THE DOLEFUL.
IV$ as plisy to laugh as to cry, my dear,
So boheerful when things go wrong.
There's really no help in a slgh.my dear,
4, But there may be some In a song.
Re joyous and gay all the while, my
dear,
Don't worry, and weep, and fret j .
The trouble you meet with a smile, my
dear,
Is the one you will first forget.
It's as easy to laugh as to cry, my dear,
Remember this sage advice.
Some scoffers may deny its truth, my
j dear,
lint they don't cut any ice!
Just make the best of your lot, my clear,
And all will go well with you yet.
Te advice may seem to you rot, my
, near,
Bat it'B all the advice vou'll get!
- - ;
A Specialist in Slang.
CREATOR OF "ARTIE" TALKS
OF STREET SPEECH.
EXAMPLES OK THE CURRENT SLANO
TIIAT EXPRESSES MUCII
IN LITTLE.
KansHB Ctty Star.
Anirinir the newer writers whose
bonks are shown in the windows, Geo
Ade, oi Chicago, holds rather a unique
place as he has come to be regarded
as a specialist on the subject of
American slang. Mr. Ade does not
crafe the hotior and hopes to livelong
enough to win the favor of the purists,
who took violent exceptions j,o his
book of "Artie," published three years
igo, and who may And several distinct
shocks in that odd little volume, "Hi-
blesin Sliing," which has just, come
from the press. In both of these
books Mr. Ade has gathered up the
vernacular of the period, the Irreve
rent metaphor, the far-fetched simile,
and the words coined iu the street.
He deals, in a language which is often
spoken, but seldom written
' The other day he was ashed to give
an opinion as to the origin of the
many slang words and phrases which
are being added to our vocabulary ev-
-- iiUimir.iJuLettiiJi ibatit thejttidiUo of So-1 ery vcar, to enrich it or corrupt u, ac-
Ivher. . " TFo?ding to tlirr5oTftroT-Tririfr--t
Tlio bride wJjo finds a spider on her "I must confess that it, is (HlllCUlt
wedding dross may consider nerseii uo locate tlie mrinpiace 01 -t piece ui
a young man calls his girl a peach' or
a 'bird' he is simply following the ex
ample of the poet3. He Is talking
figuratively. When you say such and
such a thing is the, 'limit' you are not
abusing good English. I say of a man
'lean see his finish.' That Is abso
lutely correct Engli, and very force
ful English, too. Another kind of
slang Is nothlning more than the put
ting of old wordiinto new combina
tions, the result m each case being a
novel and catchy phrase that is ban
died about In common talk until no
writer dares use it, because It has be
come familiarized, you may say, Into
nothing more than slang.
'Queerest of all i3 the senseless
slang phrase which holds the fancy of
the hour and then passes away. There
are numerous phrases that have come
and gone within twenty years. At
present you hear a man say he 'felt
like thirty cents.' Can anyone anal-
Ize that into a sane expression? Yet
it is amusing and catchy. I first
heard that 'thirty cents' comparison
In 1895. Since then it has come Into
general use merely because it's so
freakish. It's the same with the cur
rent 'Hnw'd you like to be the ice-
WILL IT COME TO THIS.
Dan'l J,. McDonald
& CO.
Monuments,
Headstones '!
.
Building Stone. -
tlio largest - and
most complete steam works
in the South we are . enauiea
to execute large or small or
ders oxpediously at wholesale
prices. ,4
D. J. McDonald & Ch
MOM LA, Jv
February 10, WW.
In speaking of the potential power
of the newspaper, someone has put it
this way: ''Every time the sun goes
down, 70.000.000 people Know some
thing that Is known by only seventy
when the sun rose."
The most diflicult task that con
fronts the McKinley administration is
to explain why Spain was paid $2G
000,000 for the Philippines, says the
Houston Tost.
Mrs. McKinley, who lias been an in
valid for many years, employs ner
time In crocheting slippers for her
friends and says she has made no less
than four thousapd pairs,
The most' singer vessel In the
world Is the Polyprftfcius of the Brit
ish navy. It lj simply a long steel
tube, deeply burjed4fMai water, the
rWk rlslnff only IcTt t 'Alive the
sea. 1 1 carries isUJ'fll, and
Is used as a ram and toiWo boat.
mt w "- i
When a murder Is committed, It Is
easy to say "a woman it at the bottom
of It." The chances nre that a deep
dyed villain man will be found below
that woman every time.
"What awful faces that Mr. Wen
kinsop makes when he endeavors to
avoid stuttering."
"Yes. He tried to propose to that
old Miss Johnson the other day, and
when she saw his face working she
crawled under the sofa and screamed
for'help." Cleveland Plaindealer.
A Georgia PniLosornEit. "How's
all the family?"
"Right peart."
"An how'd yercrap turn out?"
. "Jest mldklln'."
"Ad' how's the lame mule a'duin'?"
. "Only toll'able."
"Bnk much 'taters?"
"Rlttht smart."
"An ycr rheumatism how's hit?"
"Well, hit's done, left one JMntan'
crope Into another, but ef I Ken Jest
n,h it down into my left lee I won't
ker much, kuse half that leg Is wood."
. lUnt'-'ostituuou
blessed. - ,
Conclusions nre often drawn in the
mind, but uo one knows where they are
quartered.
. It's a much easier matter, sometimes,
to attain? a position than it is to fill it
afterwards,
The bride who dreams of fairies the
night before her marriage will be thrice
bleesed.
Whenever a woman's oar begins to
burn it's a si;n she has been talking
about somebody.
Money talks; but tn the hands of a
close-llsled miser it stutters a great deal
before it gets out.
Satan has few friends, yet it is gener
ally admitted that he is the right man
in the right place.
A truly good wife is one who loves her
husband and her country, but doesn't
want to run cithor.
Tho nobleness of life depends on its
consistency, clearness of purpose, quiet
and ceaseless energy
The woman who looks really well In a
shirt waist can be pretty certain that
her figure Is all right.
Everv man has a right to his own
opinion whether It bo the opinion of
somebody else or not.
Marriageable girls are not as particu
lar in the selection of husbands now as
was the custom yoars ago,
No triumph of afterlife compares with
the sense of importance a girl expert'
ences In her first long gown,
The marked decline in Dewey stock
recently noted in Atlanta la one of the
most remarkable phenomena of the day.
Homnien make the pursuit of politics
their business, but it's more sensible, to
make Una pursuit of business your poli
ties. "
Dreamers idly sit and plnn how hones
labor they may shirk, but the mon who
win success doft their coats and go to
work,
Denend upon it, any community gets
just about the kind of social and moral
life that tho majority oi n citizens
want,
The trnth about some men Is never
known until aftr they are dead and
then vou can't find it on their monu
ments.
Dewey has only two logs; but he Is tho
of anv number of useless
swords to get in their way if he wore
the swords.
Never despise the little things If you
would succeed. Even the elephant is
not too big to concentrats. his mind on
an insignificant peanut.
Before a girl has been married ten
minutes she feels like she could put Hr
arms around a widow and say, "Delr,
we have suffered together."
Whenever a man is positive he sees
things, and afterward. , dryers hat he
only thought he saw them, it 1 Ume for
him to turn over new loaf-
A German student of English trans
lated "The spirit Indeed is willing, but
the flesh Is weak," as follows! "The
ghost indeed Is ready, but the meat Is
poor." ',.'"'
slang," he replied. "The cities who
denounce slang most bitterly and who
deny it any place in literature usually
say that all slang has its origin in the
criminal or slum layer of society and
hen gradually works its way up, un-
in the course of a few years it
readies tlio lexographcr. Well, I do
ot believe it. There are t.m many
kinds of slang. The criminal element
is its own argot, but the slang of
the basement saloon doesn't ordinari
ly find its way into the colleges, and
yet our colleges are regular hotbeds
slang. In thief parlance at ine
present time a policeman is a "bull,"
a man"s legs are his "gams," his nose
is a "beak" or "conk," his ribs are his
slats," and soon. Could you Imagine
a seminary girl using any sucu u;iy
terms? When she talks slang she says
that something or other Is a 'lily' or a
hun' or the 'only flower on the stem.
She may talk of having a 'mash' or
giving someone 'tho frozen race-or
the clad hand,' but all sucn expres
sions arc merely playful and figurative
and I don't see that they can be traced
to the vicious element of the large
cities. And yet the stock argument
against slang Is that It borrowed from
the slums
Of course, we can trace dozensor
slang words and expressions to the
race track and the poker taoie, out
even this language borrowed from the
unmblers has Its valuo. Is there any
wind eouivalcnt for the word 'bluff?
And could anything be more expre
.luatimn 'stand inc cat?' There are
certain words and phrases that grow
Into ccneral use because there Is an
:tual need of them. Now l can can
to mind two valuable words that have
come In within the last flveyears.'l
One is 'kid,' not in Its old application
to a small child, however, and tho oth
er Is 'string.' When you say that a
man started in to 'kid' you, you mean
that he pretended to be serious with
you, but that his real purpose was to
make fun of you and bring you Into
ridicule. Now is there any one word
or any six words in the purist vocabu
lary that would express the same
shade ot meaning? The nearest won.
is 'chaff,' possibly, and Jklddlng al
ways Is. You take the other word.
To 'string' a man means to deceive
hint by a pretence of sincerity and In
Suce hlm to believe something that
Isn't true. The 'kidder' seeks amuse
ment only; tbe 'stringer- wishes to
fasten a conviction in the mind of his
hearer. Mind vou, I don't say that
our writers of English ought to begin
using 'string' and 'kid,' but I do say
that when such words come into our
vocabulary because they express new
shades of meaning, It is not surpris
ing that a great many people take
them up and use them freely,
KTiinn kuitln. a if reat deal oi our bo
-o V
man?' It began as a song and it has
given rise to a whole breed of Iceman
'gags,' none of which actually means
anything. It's a repetition of 'Where
did you get that hat?' and 'Whoa, Em
ma.' It will die out in a few months
and some other idiotic word or phrase
will take its place. To me the con
stant change in slang and cslloqulal
talk is very diverting. If itls worth
while for a scienticst to watch a snake
shed its skin, 1 don't see why it isn't
worth while for a man to watch a peo
ple shed its vocabulary.
"By the way, I have come upon a
new piece of slang within the past
two months and it has puzzled me.
I first heard it from a big- newsboy
who had a 'stand' on a corner. A
small boy with several papers under
his nrra had edged up until he was
trespassing on the territory of the
other. When the big boy saw the small
one lie went at him in a threatening
way and said: 'Here, here! Twenty
three! Twenty-three!' The small boy
'ewie'randlaTafruTder lift fffeattl,
but he moved away. A few days af
ter that I saw a street beggar ap
proach a well-dressed man.who might
lave been a bookmaker or horseman
and try for the usual 'touch.' The.
man looked at the beggar In cold dis
gust and said: 'Aw, twenty three!' I
could see that the beggar didn't un
derstand it any better than I did. ,1
happened to meet a man who tries to
keep up' on slang and I asked the
meanltm of 'Twenty-three!' He said
it was a signal to clear out, run, get
nway. In his opinion it came from
the English race tracks, twenty-three
being tbe limit on the number of
horses allowed to start in one race.
Tliis was his explanation. 1 don't
know that twenty-three is the limit.
But his theory was that 'twenty-
three' meant that there was no longer
Judge J. A. P. Campbell, of Jackson
writing to the Greenwood Common
wealth, gives the following views on
the education of the negroes, and puts
forth the somewhat startling opinion
that In a short time there will be more
qualified negro voters than whites
In tbe State. Judge Campbell's views
will be read with interest and are en
titled to serious consideration. He
says:
"I think the emancipation of ne
groes a great calamity, especially to
them, and that t he atUtipt to edu
cate them generally Is acruel wrong to
them as well as to the whites, who
bear the enormous expense. I doubt
the practicability of their disfran
chisement, while I regard thelren- ; "jy
franchiscmcnt as a sturJlpdouscrirre.T
I consider them the best people in iHr
world in their condition and clrcaV
...... ,...... ai a - aa.ill( i
stances, out toiauy unuo lofanrtci- . t
pate In the government. Ithlk they
should be left In contented Ignorance
to perform their God-given mission of
serving their betters in the capacity
for whicli they are titled. I have al
ways opposed their education, because
so far from proving any remedy for
racial differences and prejudices, it
only intensifies and aggravates them.
Our Constitutional convention, which
did nothing of real values to exclude
negro votes except to prescribe an ed
ucational qualification, committed
the astounding folly of enjoining upon
the Legislature the maintenance of
common schools for negroes as well as
whites, whereby we are annually pre
paring probably more negroes than
whites to overleap the feeble barrier
between them and the ballot box, and
in a few years, if the interest of the
negro In politics (which had ceased
before our Constitutional convention)
should revive, it will be found that
there are more qualified .negro voters
in the State of Mississippi than
whites, for I assume that the tax pay
ing requirement will be complied
with, either by the negroes themselves
or by the campaign fund whenever
tb.3 negro vote shall become impor
tant in national elections. I hope the
LeglaUtujce will submit an,
amendment abrogating tbe article of
the Constituture on "Education," and
committing the matter of education
to the Legislation. Then the will of
the people may prevail."
Wise Wouds from a Great Wo
man. Here Is what Helen Gould has
to say anent the seating ot Roberts,
the Mormon polygamlst. We hope
many of our readers will act upon her
suggestion about writing to their rep
resentatives in Congress protesting
against the recognition of the head
of an oriental harem as one of the
law-makers of the land:
"I feel that the principle of polyg
amy for which Mr. Roberts stands
strikes at the root of what is sacred
and beautiful in our homo life, and I
am glad to lend what little Influence
T - t .-. I. 1 ... .1. ,
any iwnuu im "...u."B nnnA,t.,mi,.rtnr,rnt-a. .oo-oinnr.
was a signal to run, a synonym for the ' a
Bowery boy's 'On your way!' Another ' . " Z L
: rV"J , i::Var Z practices polygamy. Our coun
or.giuiucu ... iiv." . . . , t, . fnp th
offmnnt. uns miitlfl t,n rescue " --""- - -r- -r
u i nu; i, ii utuvi.'i'u tt ...v
.. r....:., n An,hn?7lor nrl.n hurl heert :i r.
tl UJCAIWI" "'" , . .. cu, h ,0 f
tin j aim icjjuvu ouww h jj iuv.ii bu
!,,. n.if1 imiu tr ha t'ibon hnnlr
ST W. own unt . Sei -men. It would be sad indeed to
., . i innnrinth a man who stands for the oriental
lliciiua I..oui.v,. v,... ... .,j . . !, ,.,l,,a
ottlcer and prisoner as they were pass- ' ?L7 T mtZ
im. in Iwint nf ti Viiialnpcu hlnclr which I ciii.ivo.jij uuyc .w. .uvu ......
unA .. ,,! nnrrirw runnina thrmnrl. wrile their Congressmen,
. , lilncU TIiav were, to sena- N" t'ielu a rlse in P1'0 nainst
nu r- , -T
iv,a t.rTW and nrisnner and then. lur- uul!1 wuuu 1110 1,uus0 VKua-
U1IV WII.VV,. UJtau ay. .ww..v. . ,
when one of them shouted 'Twenty-
three,' the crowd was to scatter in all Choctaws f aithful Unto DEAm
directions and the prisoner was to run Probably there Is no other class of
back through the corridor, on the people in the worm in tins respeci iiKe
eiinncfi timt, the officer would be too the Choctaws. They believe weacn
... m. 1 1. ! Ir1 kn Ann. A tU Hinr. OF.
confused to follow tnorigtitman. nie inner as a twin
plan was tried and It failed, but When one Choctaw inaian
.. .... -4 a . 4 hi fits- tvili ha
..,nnr..hi.floi namn ntn lnmil HQrt 11 OL fir LAUD II . CtTlifliu
. i . n Jnn.nrlnri iinnn Thar. IT.
mtvinimr 'fiet, aw.iv. on ek" and n onne, ii-ciiii uo uin.-uui... -k" --
...... i. .... a . o,A. Aiiin. i rinn'r. will be done.
liiuu iiJ-yiunu -" ,,,, hnll com.
h (n, itlw... r,f Mioappvn nnnt. nns. a prisnuei iuo .u..w -.
mum i". .......v. v.,.. ..r , - .,. i,i a
u i menct'u uwuuk ii"
century ago. An Indian murdered ins
but I do know that Twenty-three'
now a part of the slangy boy's vocab-
ulaiy." .
"Did you ever know your husband
to find anything where you told blm
to look for it?" said Mrs. Dimpleton
to Mrs. Wltherby.
"Never but once," said Mrs. Wlth
erby, "but I don't consider it was a
fair trial."
"Ob, do tell me?"
"I told him to look In one of my
pockets In my wardrobe for a smelling
bottle that was wrapped up in a hun
dred dollars bill papa had given me
for my birthday, and he found it in
three minutes." Life.
The British government has placed
wltluChlcogo packers large orders for
canned meats to be used in tbe South.
African campaign. .Amortcan cart
ridges are also to play a part in the
war, Great Britain having given an
i immense order to tho Union Metallic
Cartridge 6.1 The British govern-
sister. There was "no jail, ana tne
Choctaws had no money to hire a
guard. After the Indian judge had
sentenced him to be shot, the former,
said: "Now you can go until execu
tion day; then I want you to come
without being told. It you fall to
obey it will disgrace your family."
Tbe Indian gave his promise and ap
peared at the appointed time. Ever
since then it has been the custom to
allow condemned Indians to rn loose.
Never but once has a prisoner failed
to come freely and alone to his execu
tion. Tbe number ot Indians thus
shot within the last half century is
over 100.
ment bad better be careful or it may
called 'slim,' isn't slang at all. Wnon 1 get some pf Alger's embalmed beet.
"What shall it profit a nation If It
gains the whole world and loses the
spirit which prizes liberty as the herl-:
tage ot all men in all lands every
where? I would not trade a single
sentence of tbe peclaration of lode
pendence for alt tbe gold that, could
come from the Philippines In & thous
and years.'" William Jennings Bryan,
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