p K.MAYKKS, Proprietor.
LOVE FOU OUU F1UEXDS; COURTESY FOU tALL ; FEAK FOR NONE.
Terms Two Dollars per Year in Advance.
SGKANTON, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1809.
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THE REGULAR TERMS-
Circuit Court-ana j-h&u.
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umleulilttiii niv l:iv.
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"TSi" itriVt tt'HIn.. Monday
i"urI'."!' JKn ..n It... tin. Monday f
!'"' i.-.. uml cntiline twelve iluya.
tfJSin.lv f Creem- onlhn . ..!
'V V. Vi r uml .iiiitiiini. x .lavs,
a ' .. i i i' Inn mi tlm Mit'itnil Monday
j yiv ami N'"
l thuwi" .' ,,,... .w.inva.
,f .Ini'kwiii ("1 'I"' fourth Monday
,1 April uml I1''"'1"'1'
Htlll rOlintllH' I'WClYn ll.ljn.
Chancery Court 2d Dist.
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mil,,, fonntyiirr-'itfl Itlvor nn tio flrt
il'"1'.!"' ....... nfMin-lnn first district, on
In Ilic ' ,. urt il .mrt
iho mti jiot'tiiy " ' h 2
iniiptmiiniif" ; v ,k fhfl ,,-. h
Inllieroiiniy m '";' v.. .. .... ,1 ...... i......
Monilsiy of .IRntiiiry mil. .....j -
,li.l,"tW fount of llHi'Hsc.n nn llin Hrst
Monday of IVIiniiiry ami August anil con
tl.iiU'stx driys. ln ,. nn(1
Inlm' poiimv 01 "r .
Mon'lHynrMiriinry ait'l Aiiiiiint Mid rmi-
tlini.'sUihiys. , , ,.,,..
Mont'v 'nf(Jiii""'.nil IH-I-t-tt. lior. und conlliniP
tlAMS. .... M,..wl..u
In tin1 1'nniiTy 01 inmi ? .... ...r..
ol Miircli and fi'liteinluT mm unntlniiH hIx
rtVn't)o coiinty of Japrr on tlm xei'mul
Momliiyiif MarHi and Soptoiulu'r and con-
"il'lk.'.'ilfi.'iiriif IVrrv licld In Anvunta,
thi' l'lrl Ulstrli-t. nn Hie llilnl Momlay of
Miirrliit(IS'lt'in!"'r anil cniillniu' six days.
In tin. liin'ii of Ihllli'-iiurL'. the Scriind I is-
trld,nn HiPlirit M'linl'iv of .Inni' and IU'Ce.ii
bemud dint inni'M ilnvs.
In tlie rnnntv nf Smith nn Hie fonrtli Mod
day of March and S.-ul i-imIh-p., and colli lni.c
In tlitieniintv nt (Jreene fin T inrsdav nftc
tlip neniiid Monday of April and Octiilicr and
In the I'liiinlvnf Cnvlnalon nn tlm fnttitli
lloiidiiv In April anil October and onnllniiv
In tin' roiinH'iif Newton on llni first Mnn
daynf A11HI and November ami continue six
Iiitheroiinty of l.a nderdali' on llie firs!
Monday nf M:tv and November and ciiiillnne
Inllii'.'oniily of Harko. on M10 third Mon-
davnf A mil and November and continue six
An Anjirl of Mercy to Suf-
A Sure lid
for all Female
Take in tlio Privacy of
own II 01 IK'.
We piuraiitee this prepara-
w personulf v.
l'AHKKR DRUG CO
FOK RALE AT
nAVK I'lIAUMAGY imrl by
July ik. i
" -iii'..ni', Minss l'u nf
. 1 1
JIW I vory person oucht to be
a, FR.EE TO TRADE where
they please, hut now tlm
"ft " Englisli Manufacturing Co.,
f jeT Mobile, Alabama,
O-11- iiri'orferliiu such low prices and
WsjL li' oral terms on
APNESS and VEHICLES.
Unit they are forcing the pcO'
llc Kenerally to buy from them
Write lliuin for catalogues und
AuU8t 11. lll.
. SO IP.
Price. 2o CefiU
rrlco, 10 Cents
'"rdul awanled bv t.m.ui,,,.,. Inilim.
, trial State. Knlr.
T'mr, 7k?, f hc,ll)r ,kln' B'rry'a Creole
IWi t;f. LWcr and llowel Trmiblea. For
siniei, 1. " ,"itclie. Malarial and rllmid lo
AlnjrMJh!rrJ! Vn,nie 're l nneiliialed.
iUS;iKlTlf",m Mre' El-" ,m,,,y'
Winir, TiT ua '"P re for rale at I'alare
MiSfX"',' nn fharniacy. J. W. Stewart. U.
ill n " Mn"" p"',"i 1)r- WV.Cox,
Jniiea, jmuo. ""'."wan Bpnnga.
JNO. J. REIMER.
B nut DUB
r'lrsover No. Jl South Commerce St.
' "wocncMiiij South ClulbornoSt.,
W Patronaire Respectfully solicited
Hl work and ood Material.
' "MiTtM flrst-clM Ulioaery of U
iiK-. wi tn unit,
LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE R. R.
Xo. 8 Lenvea New llileatm at 7:45 n. m. Ar-
ve nt Sci-ant.m at 10:30 p. m. Arrlvealn Mohile
vt:ix a. til.
So. 4. IenvefijM'wMiwtMri! 4r1IV iCrvn.'- Ar-
vn nt M'luiiton nt 2:117 p. in. Al ii' es at Mobile
at Mi p. m.
No. II. Leaven ew tlrleaiia at 7:55 a. 111. Ar
VHnt HiTitiitun at ll:'u. 111. Arrivea at Mcliile
at 12:40 w. 111.
(101 NO WKST.
N'o. 1. T.envea Mnlille 8:1.1 p. m. Arrive at
imiton :t:-H4 11. m. New llileiiim. 7:10 P. m.
No. II. Keavoa Molille 11:15 a. 111. Arrlven at
Se.i'iinton 4:'21 a in. ew OilemiM. 7:40 a. in.
No. 5. Leave Mobile nt 4:;il p. in. ArnveB at
Milton 5:.1I p. ni. New Otlenim, H:.11 p. in.
In effect June 3. I Will.
.Iomn 11. Santa !hiiz. A sent.
c. 11. li:lma.s.
fiim'i'Kl! ok OYSTKRS AND l-'ISII.
(M. V. U. Ciitcy, l-iop.)
Kiim Wines Liijiinis, Cigars und
SMITH'S BATING IIOUSK.
(Mrs. Kliza Snnlb),
Uonril, Lixloing, Oystem. tl lid Mewls lit. till
SOU ANTON SIMP YAKU.
(Oco. Ficiit,. Pioiiiiiiloi ).
Vessels lillilt mill l.'elil't:(l.
JOHN FOSTER SON.
Gulf Oystcis. Fish mill Slii imp.
fa I" IIOKKSKIO.V A I.. -i
A G. MAYERS,
(Ex-.Tudir Slli District.)
, I. Ford.
COUNsKLOU AT LAW.
Will practice In all the couilsof the second
uillcial district, and Hie Siipretni d I'eil-
ml citirts. Olllce In Mcranton rttito liana
w. M. lll'NXV. w. It. WoollM.
JJENNY & WOODS,
ATTOKNKVS & UOUMSELOKS AT LAW,
rini'llcea in nil Hie cntiitnif the Second Jmliilnl
(Illiee in Fteilerie lilllldillt!.
ATTOKNEY AND COKXSBI.Oi: AT LAW.
AIohi. I'oint, Mis..
I'rtictlcefi In all the courts of Jackson
larrisoti. Hancock. I'erry and Greene.
Ohas. S. Meriwether.
ATTOKNEY ANl COnNSKLOR AT LAW
Office In the Prrdnrlc building, near court
TT0UNEY AND COUXSKELOli AT LAW,
Will nractlce In all tlm courts of the Sec
iiid .tuilif hit District Olllce in Scrantou State
R. D, WlGGINTON.
ATTOKNEY AT LAW.
Ooail Sprinp:., IVti.B.
Will nractlce In the ciiiiiitltm (if Jackson and
larrisoti. utttce 111 Mil miiiiiuii;. seconu noor.
E. A. Clark,
ATTOKNEY AT LAW,
Ooeail HpriiiK", Mian.
I0BILE DOOR, SiSH
Doors, Sash, Blinds, Mould
ings, Window & Door
Frames, Plain and Fancy
Dealers In lliillders' Hardware. Window
(ilasa Putty and Pure Mixed Pulnte.
F. C. TURNER & CO.,
Cor. Pt. Anthonv and
Water streuia Mobile, Ala.
Illlv III. 1KB9 34-lV
MRS. M. A. ANDREWS, Proprietress
1 Formerly of Bay Vlow Cottage
Furnished with (Ird-rlana aecnmniodatlona at
moileraU) rate. Hot and cold butna. Also suit
July 7, 18IW. 2im
Dan'l J. McDonald
, Headstones, '
Havinsr tlio Jarcost and
most complete' steam, works
in the South wo aro enabled
to execute lareo or small or
ders expediously at wholesale
d. J. ncDoiiali Ct'
Kditorial and Otherwise.
Keep yourself unHpottod from the
A truly Bulflsh person Is not the kind
Vim, vigor anil victory la a good motto
for a live town.
It U not wise to howl and prowl even
ovor misfortunes. , , ...
Bnd Wood will crop out In most people
you meet these days.
Let us hew to the line, let the chips
fall where they may.
Marriage brokers aro rosponslblo for
many a broken heart.
At ISaltimoro a coachman was fined
$10 for delaying a, car.
Knowledge is weakness when it Is un
Uryan has got the rheumatism, lie
1ms also got the people.
A Massachusetts court holds that foot
ball Is a common affray.
Ilobart Is bettor but Hanna and Me-
Kinley areas bad as ever.
The upper hand is usually known to
the other hands as the foreman.
No, Maude dear, the youngest soldiers
are not always in the infantry.
only the man whoso money burns a
hole in his pocket has money to burn.
Kvery community prospers in propor
tion to the public spirit of its citizens.
It is easier for a man to forgive his
enemies than it is to forgive his friends.
The mnn who struts around like a tur
key gobbler is Just about as important.
The great trouble with some people is
you can't depend upon what they say
It won't be long before the census man
will lie around taking your pedigree, etc.
A mnn of no settled principles Is not
to be trusted under any circumstances
There has been fifty-five cases of the
so-called yellow fever at Jackson up to
dale, and only ten duathii.
The more a man studies love, the more
he, wl'l reduce his ignorance to aselcnce
To be "long" on cotton, whether long
ir short staple, appears to be the proper
11 per Just now.
It is no disgrace to work for a living,
but the living some men get for their
work is disgraceful.
There Is always room at the top prob
ably because the experienced traveler
prefers a lower berth.
The ISoers evidently scored a base hit
near the base of that hill in the immedi
ate vicinity of Ladysmilh.
(leu. Maximo liotnez, the Cuban patri
ot's wife was a Mississippi girl. She was
educated In Wayne county.
Dewey Is said to have hung up his hat
in his new house. Hut somebody passed
the hat around for him first.
Home men would rather be right than
be President, hut there are others who
are not so bloomin' particular.
Woman leads the world. Sho used
smokeless powder for ages before man
thought uf trying to invent it.
The women who stray from tho paths
of rectitude aro always young and beau
tiful, so the newspapers tell us.
If a man succeeds he attributes it to
his own endeavors, but if ho falls ho at
tributes it to the endeavors of others.
About all some women do when they
clean the house is to change the liods
from one side of the room to tho other.
There is no truth in the rumor that
Roosevelt has retired to adeaf and dumb
asvlum for tho purpose of teaching
mutes to talk.
The Mormons aro preparing for a vl
orous campaign in St. Louis. A score of
their missionaries are preparing to make
converts in that city.
Tho itock-ratsor sometimes finds It
dillleult to mako both ends meet, but the
check raiser is nearly always sure of his
lioard and lodging.
Miss Florotta Vining, of Hull, Mass.
owns nine newspapers. They came to
her by her father's will and Bhe over
looks tho running of thorn herself.
It is said that up n tho moonshine dls
trlct in oast Tennessee a popular minis
ter has this inscription posted on his
doors "Jug not lest ye bo Jugged."
The best newspaper the nowspapor
that succeeds is, as the writer under
stands it, froo from any aunoyanco of
ownership and independent In its utter
Lieutenant San Dlcgo Maceo, a son of
tho Cuban leader, Is on his way to fight
the Philippine rebels. In an interview
at Omaha ho said ho hoped some day to
be president ot Cuba.
A writer in tho Pleayuno well say
that "quarantine" has come to bo tho
most brutal word in the English Ian
guage, because it murders commerce
and assassinates prosperity.
The Montgomery, Ala., Advertiser
ays: "From table in-one of our ex
changes we learn that Philippine towns
have been captured thirty-seven times
and abandoned thlrty-ono times. That
leaves as six ahead.
Admiral Dewey has canceled all his
engagements to visit Western and
Southern cities on account of 111 health
He has recently said that under no eon
dltton would he enter the race for the
In the Transvaal July and August are
the midwintor months, October, Novem
ber and December constitute spring, and
summer sets In shortly after Christmas.
January is the hottest month and July
Una coolest. The utermometer wwum
goes oyer y -ree or under V,
BOIL IT DOWN.
Whatever you have to say, my friend,
Whether witty, or grave or gay,
Condense as much as ever you can,
And say it in tho readiest way :
And whether you write of rural affairs,
Or matters and things in town,
Just take a word of friendly advice
Boil it down.
If you go spluttering over a page.
When a couplo of lines MjsiUd do-, .
Yonr butter is spread so much, you soe,
That tho bread looks plainly through ;
So, when you have a story to tell,
And would liko a little renown,
To make quite sure of your wish, my
noil It down.
When writing an article for the press,
Whether prose or verse, Just try
To settle your thoughts in tho fewest
And let them be crisp and dry.
And when it is finished and yon suppose
It Is down exactly brown,
J ust look it over again, and then
lloil it down.
For editors do not like to print
An article la.ily long,
And tho general reader does not care
For a couplo of yards of song;
So gather your wits In the smallest
nd every time you write, my friend,
Hoil it down.
I Written fur the Democrat Star.
"CUBA, THAT GOD-
TRY." The volunteer soldier, returning
from garrison duty from different sec
tions of Cuba, liavinir enlisted for war
and liavinir received only the discom
forts of camp life; poorly fed. and In
most cases over-much disciplined by
orilcers who enjoyed their first and
probably their lust chance to exercise
authority over their feljow-nien, swel-
ing wiili Mic pride of rank obtained,
for the must part, bv political pulls :
the ynuntr men returnimr with their
liility much impaired and their pat
riotism buried in the grave with tlie
victims of incompetent doctors, are
unanimous in tho statement that
Cuba is a "Gncl-forsaken cmntry."
One is very apt to look with disgust
on any sp it where months ol siiticruig
and home-sickness were all Mie re
ward 1 hey received for their patriot-
sin. Yet, wlille our sympathy must
pver he wit h the rank and II 1 c who en
dured so much and obtained so little,
we must differ In our opinion recurri
ng CuRa, for no where on this bright
earth has the Great Creator showered
more abundant blessings than on this
land so near our horuo.
I have before me a list of fruits of
forty-two varieties, which grow spon
taneously in different parts of the Isl
and. All are palatable, and many arc
delicious. Those most appreciated by
us were the figs, oranges, limes, grapes,
mangoes, currants and pineapples.
Tlio rich, deep soil j the perfect cli
mate; millions of acres of virgin soil
awaiting the plow ; milesof mountain
land rilled with ore; and for game,
herds or deer and elk roam the moun
tains; the prairies 'aro overrun with
guinea fowls, quails and ducks: tnc
riyers abound In fish, and birds Innu
merable make the forests resound with
their beautiful songs, or discordant
So much wealth awaits the coming
of the gatherer, that it would sound
like the relating of an impossible
dream. 1 observed, Wliile on the Isl
and, that the natives raise very few
cattle. Millions of acres are covered
with grass which grows so high that
one is hidden In Its depths, yet the
blades are as tender und succulent as
the young spring grass of our western
prairies. The Jamaica islanders bring
their cattle there for grazing, and sell
the dressed beef readily at forty cents
a pound. The Cubans love butter, but
have no Idea of Its manufacture. They
buy quantities of so-culled butter Im
ported from Holland, mat comes In
Quarter and half-pound tin cans, and
pay at the rale of a dollar a pound for
it, and it Is horrible stuff. It does not
cost much to transport cattle to Cuba,
now the duty is removed, and they
endure the Journey remarkably well.
The only danger is in overcrowding.
Fruit raising is another great wealth
producer. Also the raising of vegetii'
bles In mid-winter for northern mar
A country rich In soil, where nei
ther frost or drouth never enters;
where destructive Insects are not
nearly so numerous hs here, must pre
sent most flattering prospects to the
agriculturists and fruit growers. I
have written the above to uphold my
argument that Cuba is oota God-forsaken
"How did the people of Cuba Im
In replying to tho question, I must
remind the patient readers of your
valuable paper that havln? spent most
of my time lo and around Manzaolllo,
my observations , wore limited for the
most part, to that locality.
Manzanillo was settled by a very
progressive and highly Intelligent class
of Spaniards, of aristocratic Uncage,
and bringing with them to iis3
shores all their innate courtesy and re
finement of manner. This polish lias
been retained in all its purity, al
though many generations have suc
ceeded to the rich inheritance of this
locality. One can term it an outside
coat of varnish, wb.iclLScr.vjc9 to cover
the vllllan beneath, but my associa
tion with them was a delightful, never
to be forgotten experience. There is
no distinction displayed in the treat
ment of the poor by the rich. The
pauper receives the same courtesy as
that extended to the autocrat. The
beggar asks for alms with the manner
of a Chesteilleld, an1 when the gift is
bestowed, their musical "Dcos Lo
paga" (God will reward you), is an
swered with a devout "Amen!" The
people are entirely under control of
the Catholic church, and the influence
of the sainted old Fadrc for peace and
unity is felt everywhere. Tublic
schools are not only sanctioned, but
patronized by the church. Hoys and
girls are taught in separate houses.
The boys are taught by male and the
girls by female teachers. One teacher
does not have to exceed twenty pupils.
The girls are taught, in addition to
the regular studies, sewing and em
broidery, and the marvelous work of
little tots of six and seven years is
wonderful. The boys get an hour or
manual training each day. and also
display a tine ability in the trades
All children, at the age of seven years,
can read and write their language
readily, and mathematics is simply
second nature to the boys. The little
peddlers were posted as to the amount
the discounts on their moneys fluctu
ated from day to day. and try as one
might one could not confuse them.
They are patriotic in its truest and
most sublime sense.
The manner in which they accepted
their defeat; the dignified yet kindly
courtesy extended to Americans, whom
they acknowledge as their real con
querors, can spring from no superfi
cial mind. And the Cubans, although
through us they have gained their
rights, there is no outward show of
arrogance toward the Spanish ; on the
contrary, a certain humility in their
conduct toward those who were so
ate their owners and commanders, is
discernible always in their manner to
ward their vanquished foe.
A Cuban once said to me: "When
the Spaniards conquered us, they
forced us from our pretty homes, tak
ing possession of everything we own
ed. In many cases our wives and
daughters were not allowed to take
their little keepsakes. Many of our
grandames shed tears because they
were not allowed to retain their rosa
ries, with which they had recited
their prayers from childhood. Well,"
and shrugging his shoulders expres
sively, "t hey fear! Why? Because,
they well know If the American sol
diers were removed we would claim
our rights, and the same punishment
they inflicted upon us we will meet
out to them."
Our countrymen call the Cubans
thieves, but we must have this much
charity. We are taught, "as the twig
is bent the tree inclines." If such has
been the teachings of the Spaniards,
who can blame their pupils? As far
as the conduct could reveal the en
lightenment or degeneracy of a na
tion, I am compelled to confess the
Spaniards and higher class of Cubans
to be a refined, cultured and highly
civilized people: not progressive, but
learned. The negroes are submissive,
humble, Industrious ; oh, so willing to
learn and so quick to grasp an idea
and for the most part honest. The
women long for the freedom accorded
the women of America. A very beau
tiful and prominent Spanish lady,
throwing out her arms toward me,
cried: "Oh, to be free! free! To feel
that my family could trust me; to be
able to go out and return again with
out being watched and followed like a
criminal. Theagonyof this bondage
is unendurable!" Yet, so it Is. A
young girl, walking out with her beau,
is chaperoned by the entire family,
The locaPgovernmeot has a law pro
hibiting a lady taking a gentleman's
arm, unless she Is his wife. Yet com
mon law marriages are about univer-
Withal these two natlonshavo been
at war with each other so long, they
stand as a unit against the Invasion
of Americans for purposes of com
merce or trade.
The one thing I could not reconcile
myself to was the many shades of
complexions under one roof. One ex
perience serves to s1iow48ihow the
blood Is mixed. Accepting M Invita
tion to spend an evening at thenome
of one of the elite of the Cuban aocl
ety, I found there three beautiful
young ladles, with brown hair and
eyes, regular features and fair skins.
They were fine performers on the pi
ano, and entertained charmingly
Their mother and grandmamma were
proscut, and their complexions were
as fair as their truest. The father wns
absent. About nine o'clock, through
the open doorwiiy,1 there entered 11
youni; mnn, handsome as Liu'o, black
as Oehus; stately, courteous and dig
nified, and, alth'iuuli lie wns attired in
evening dress, I thought him a finely
trained servant, and have scarcely yet
recovered from the effects of my sur
prise at thesinht of the three young
ladies running -...iTr. .-fv-
n each in turn fondly embraced hint,
they escorted him to the chair occu
pied by trriindnia. whose hand lie rev-
ercntly kissed; then to mother, whom
he saluted by kissing on each cheek
and then on her lips. Turning to me
with profuse apologies they Intro
duced their brother! The only mark
which distinguished blm from a genu
ine African negro was his hair, which
is straight as an Indian's. Heafter
wards explained to me that his father
was a direct descendant of the Moors,
who conquered Spain ages ago, he In
heriting their dark skins. The girls
obtained their fair complexions from
their Castilian mother. An entire
family of pure whites is the excep
tion. At the church a complete gene
alogy of each family Is kept, and the
record of each birth declares the an
tecedents. By examining one can
learn whether the dark skin emanates
from the Moor, the African, the In
dian or black Cuban, for these arc the
several national causes by intermar
Speaking of records, the Padre and
I were watching the passing of a car
nival of masked people, and lie ex
plained the cause of the many repeti
tions of these peculiar and laughable
entertainments. He said that each
child, born on the day of the year
which had been the birthday of one of
the saints of the church, must bear
the name of that saint, and that eacli
saint's day was celebrated by a carni
val. It was very funny, watching old
age hobblingand bobbing along, tooth
less, and bent with the weight of
years, beside youth dancing and shout
ing the compliments of the day; ba
bies in their nurses' arms, grotesquely
arrayed, were carried, laughing and
crowing In innocent glee, or watching
with serious face and wondering eyes
the motley crowd. Each saint's day
the namesakes appear, and as there
are about three hundred saints and
saintesses worshipped in the church,
and as by that same great authority
nature must take its course in the
bearing of young, there are no saints
neglected for want of namesakes.
There is a physical degeneracy In this
race ; thny are a weak, undersized,
delicate people, frail of body and limb,
and as unfitted for warriors as are our
It was on the 4th day of July and
the t hree days following that I had
my one grand opportunity to observe
the "setui-barbatians"' which compos
ed the larger part of Gcn'l Rabbi's
army Having relinquished their
arms, they marched Into town and
around the plaza to the main entrance
of the court of Justice, where the pay
master Colonel and his assistants
awaited to pay them their seventy
live dollars per capita. Two hundred
and fifty thousand dollars, In silver
and five and ten dollar gold pieces,
was one of the great sights for tho In
quisitive mind. Col. Whitside, fear
ng trouble on account of the terrible
stories that had preceded their com-
tig, had extra guards placed through
out the town, and a mounted patrol
traversed the streets. But they march
ed in, 3000 strong, a motley, dark vis-
aged, undersized, poorly clad lot of
men, dressed for the most part in lin
en, very much soiled. On the should
cr of each man, in lieu of a gun, there
rested a green branch, representing
the olive branch of peace. Could
anything have been more beautiful or
more divinely suggestive? Three thou
sand branches waving In the sunlight,
with a steady, onward march, as far
down the street to the end, and
spreading In one long unbroken line
out and over the hills, as if the forests
had left their abiding place on tnc
mountains for the valley by the sea.
Peacable as the morning was bright,
they came on, and in all that mass cf
faces one could only detect an expres
sion of lively Interest In what was
going on ; a sort or eager, giaa iook,
and when our mischievous little
daughter sang out at the top of her
voice, "Cuba Libre." the shout was
taken up and carried in a great, re
sponsive wave of sound, tho hills re
verberating tho glorious shout ot
liberty. "' -
"Now, for a big drunk, plenty ot
rights and, no doubt, a number ot fu
nerals," called out an American voice.
"I hardly believe It poBsille," I re
plied. "I saw no one In all that crowd
that had a profligate countenance."
"Well! will see."'
Investigation followed, and - after
the last soldier had left the town, my
friend came to confess that he bad
visited the thatched district of the
town (the abode ot the outcast), and
Lout ot that great number of men be
' could "take his oath" there wore not
200 of them who could be found In an
The soldiers used their money pur
chasing food and clothing for their
loved ones waiting at home. They
came bearing the olive branch of
peace; they departed bearing sacks
laden with gifts of love.
The only objectionable feature du
ring their stay here was the conduct
of the merchants, who are all Span
iards, advancing prices on all goods
from one hundred to one hundred and
fifty per cent, during the stay of the
soldiers, reducing the prices to their
original valuation as soon as the last
Cuban soldier departed.
Our nation boasts of its high civili
zation, and deservedly. But many of
the officers and men sent to Cuba, as
representative citizens, so shocked
the refined sensibilities of the "semi
barbarians" by their rougli manners,
their drunkenness and debauchery,
they were refused admission into the
homes of the better element. The
wantonness of the days of Nero would
be a fair comparison ot the conduct
of those who wore the high Insignia
of rank, and from whom the most In
different observer would expect some
thing better and nobler. It was a
great relief from the departure of
the volunteer to the advent of the
regular army officers. All that was
expected of the former was realized in
I dislike writing statements contra
dictory to eminent writers, whose ex
perience and travel raise them far be
yond me in a literary way. But, in
my correspondence with your "Old Re
liable" paper, 1 have stated truths ;
some times rather startling, I admit ;
but, with a great love of justice al
ways paramount in my heart, I must
stale things and people as I find them,
or incidents as they occur. The plain
est utterances I have made do not
compare with many horrible facts
which were forced to my notice, but
which, for the shame it brought to
our nation in the minds of the people
there, I prefer to bury, and only wish
the memory of them would die also.
Mks. Ida M. Conveiisk.
The uneasy expression on the face,
of the young woman In the pink shirt
waist who sat on th3 front seat of the
trolley car in order to get the benefit
of the breeze was caused by her dis
covery that a ladybug was creeping
along the motormau's shirt collar, its
legs occasionally connecting with his
neck and Inducing on his part a vague
but unsuccessful effort now and then
to brush It off.
The young woman, says the Chica
go Tribune, unable to bear the strain
any longer, at last spoke to him.
"I beg your pardon," she Bald, "but
there is a ladybug on your neck."
"Aw, that's nothing," he said, turn
ng around and beaming brightly on
her, "ladies is always crawling on my
A little Rutland (Pennsylvania) girl
Is very much up to the times. At her
prayers the other night, after the
usual appeal for her loved ones, she
added: "And please, Lord, take care
of yourseir, too, for It anything
should happen to you we couldn't have
anyone but Mr. McKlnley to depend
on, and he Isn't doing as well as papa
expected." Springfield Republican, a
The press of the State has opened
fire all along the line on the ridiculous
and outrageous quarantine system
which has been in vogue for the past
few summers In this State, instituted
seemingly more for the; free advertis
ing and pecuniary benefit of so-called ;
"yaller fever exspurts" than anything
else. Quitman Quill.
A man who owned a small country
newspaper In central New York, made
up his mind that lie was entitled to a
vacation, and having fixed upon the
placo to "put in the time," wrote tho
president of the railroad for a pass.
In recommendation for his paper he
said: My paper has a wide circula
tion; It, goes everywhre! in fact" I
have hard work to keep it from going
toh 1." He got the pass.
After trying to rob Schly, a? well as
the Captains of the Iowa, Texas,
Brooklyn, Massachusetts, Oregon and
the Gloucester of all credit for the na
val victory at Santiago, Sampson Is
now putting forward tho claim that
the captain of his flagship New York,
was responsible for the surrender of
General Toral and the land forces.
What will Sampson claim next?
BossJIanna is trying to Introduce
the faith cure In Ohio politics when
he stands up and tells an audience
that there Is no such thing as a trust
In this country. He'll be saying next
that there is no such thing as a polit
- Gov. Chandler declares that educa
tion among negroes bas lamely in
creased crime in Georgia, aod that Il
literate ox-slaves are responsible for
only 10 por cent of the oriuies of the
State. ; '' ' J :
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