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I I i' p. K. MAYKRS, Proprietor. LOVE FOR OUR FRIENDS; COURTESY FOR ALL: FEAR FOR NONE. Terms Two Dollars per Year in Advance. i! " ? VOLUME 50. SCRANTON. MISSISSIPPI. FRIDAY, JUNE 22. 1000. NUMBER 19. Jackson County Officials. '.- ; ', i Nft-r. H.T-ewH. . ? ' ll.H ulTx V,11ect..rrK. J. Loughrldge. Sllirvr-Arthiir II. Smith. T2r-Wlllle I'. llamrty. ' " ' wliiunilent .if Eilllm-n. D. Cownn. BOBtOr'rtRVIOIW. , , , , rn Brown, "widen! : Rlmcofi Gcorfe. BJ.CJ. -Jy, II. O. Flurry. Andre Allmwu BIIAIIU or UKAI.TH. t Mnver" nnwldent: I. P. IMmaa. aceretn Jwaiiiier: M. M. Kvn, B, F, Duke, qiwr 1HE COURTS. THE RECUUR TMAfS. Circuit Court 2nd Dist. THAI) A. WOOD. JllKiK. WALTER A. WH1TK. DiSTHirr AimnxKr. inrtiormintvof 'avi. on th wtoiiiI Monday nf Imnnirv miiM'.lv ami iimlinw .Is ilnv.. j. ,, mntv "f '''"'I Hlver nn til. tlilril Mnn. ilir uf April"'"' Oct.-U-r ml itlim ix dT. Ininnwnrty "r Mmlnn. wronilUhlrton tli fm.lh MowlT .if .Innn.vv nnd Jnlv unU rnnthinr i, lint. 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Kin -'imnl ilmtni-t. mi tlit thu flrtt Mmulu f .Iiiiih nml IWvmW nml niiitiniip nix tm. liiIiH'rfMintvnf Sniitlioti tlic ftiittlh Mnn ilnv f Jl.ih'li iul p'itinmtr nml ('MiithiiiH nix iliivn. liilWrotiniynf rmlntftoii ihi Hih fmirth Mn ltd' nf Al'iil mill O.-Mii'i' wild cniitiiiri. x Anv nht rimiilv uf (!nrnH mi TliurxilHi' nfrr Hi Hi'.ttiil M"ii.lny i ,pt II anil (JHotirr mill contJirm llltw I1HVH. ni im cimniv w .'M'wnin on im nrni. Mrimlnv of oitl nntl Niivi'iiOht hihI ronttnii" nx tny. In tin rmmlv ntljiifUMilnlf nn tl: lirnt Mmi ifnv tf M ly nml Nvt'iuliti' Hiiil uitiiiui tw'mity fttnv ilnvn. . - In thi'ctmiitvof f'Tiiicon tlu thiiil Nfmulur it April mil NovHitUr him! (tmliimo mIx (tiiyi. . AFTER YEARS kxx jvm mm it: THe tlU Bl-Rliy; TILREQUISITES l.wniiint(.d thit't.'ipi'nnit and '' ' ' ' m Mgr away .ovr all bifyst. '; ' ' nKRIIVH MATi'llLitMS m; -A.'ftSa .'. i... n .kill ran mil,. i. .....".. ' " ...1. .mill l.lllHJI P1H1I1U UU Willi- Chi ul'.,, AN V'A'K I,WK- Uiacnie """w tm Hkln Kood-p'rl, , I.OO HKHIIVh I'liL'.n u .. . ; . ... Mini n,..M " ". "in ifnwoaj oi ai K.,l'"1, ,,n'' :".- liver. kWw.1T and complex iuii di'raii(i,.m,Ha irle. 10 .wnta . . All of Hip ,u,vi. for ,y drnv(8, 5? .ii'-i'ir'""'."' mti,(riw aiui!a, anil Vl('lmn WW . . . ! r, '. EICHOLD BROS. & WEISS, ' "v ....WUOIiKSALE-.. ' liquor-:-: Dealers, , And Bindrof 4 fINE WHISKIES. . Mnan.a. Al.A. . ' SI 4IIB JNO. J. REIMER, VHIHG HIKER ?N? rigger; W'llrsover No. 8 South Coimnorco 8U Hesla. nce. m South 'Clnlboroo t.. Mobile, Ala,. Voiirp, Woume Respectfully solicited 6l work and Material, SEASHORE' RESORT. p-Pl-Sii,' PAHCAIOOULA tlAY. SUuwr'l )& dutiful view of ' i.:""'!. Purf na a.i. o j i.;1 elled, Qf . i . - .1 W V M fllTB. . i w ii?. tin mt lifl , i 1MMTIR, Praprlster, time. rrjrwMh. .III, Sill TIME - TABLE. LOUISVILLB A NASHVILLE R. R. OdlNIJ KAST. So. 5 Imvwi N'rir Orlcmi. at IM a. m Ar- Hvm at fU'inMh.n nt 1110 p. nu Ajriviw in Mnlillv N4 I.iwn-n Ni'ir (Irlwmn t ll:l."i . m. Ar- rlrwi at ocrannm at 2:117 i- in. Ari'ii-a ai M.iliHn al tU jt. in. ' Mi. h. iavna j iirlraiia at 7:.Vi a. ni. Ar- rivp nt fc-niiiuiii at ll:i'i a. I..., Afiivti. at Mnbiln l 1S:4U p. 111. ; , No. .-tiMra. Mi.IiIIm n. ni."A'ii'U'p. at Sennit. mi 3:8V ii. in. N.-w llrli-aiia. 1:10 n. m. An. .. Lnirna Mi.l.lln .1:14 a. ni. Anivw at wraiitnn 4:21 a. in. Ni-w (Irlnnna. 7:4(1 a. m. AO, Invea Mimilfl at 4'I1 u. nt. Arnvt. nt (Ti.t..n liM n. ni Now Oil.'H.m, H-.m p. m. 111 ButTI tf Ulir a, inutf. John II. Sakta Chuh. Annt. SarantDD Business Directory. C. H. DELMAS, Siiippkr ok OYSTERS AND FISH. iOONA SALOON, M. V. II. Cnrey. Pmnrii.tnr. Fine Vhifa. Liiiinis. Cluinniinil Tolismcit. OMI'1'H'.S K ATI NO HOUSE. , " - By Mi. Klixn Smilli, llmml, LfKlaing. OynriTM utxl Mealn nr. till Hi.iiih. gCKAJ ANTON SHU' YARD. fit'o. Frwnrx. Pronriutor. Vi-anela 1 1 1. ill. nml Ueiiiiirt'il, JOHN FOSTKR & SON, jj Gulf Oyalni's, Fisli nnd Sliinip. A G. MA.YERS, iKx-Juditrtlh DlHtrlrt.l ATTflKXKY-AT-f.A W. Braii.lon, Mlaainiaippi. T. M. Mit.i.KH. . J. I. FoHn. 'J4t'nninionHt-., New Orli'nna. Pcrnnton. Mltw Miller & ford. ATTOHXKV8 AND i:olTNKWl( AT LAW, Will 'iirnrtlrp In .Tiu'kann. "Htirrlwin. llnn ivn'k nnd HdlnlMlnir I'nnnM.'a. OftUw H-J4 Com mnn nt nt. New ( )nlHiis. I.u. and fcnint.in tU' Hunk. Si:ritntin. MIks, W. M. HKXNV. W. H. WiailW. PJENN Y & WOODS, A'mmxKV k conxsKums at law. " . H.irat.ron, . Xfinau ri-actlriMi In all tlif .-niii-t. Llm i4m'.iiiI Juiltrlal INatllrl. lllfliB in Kn-ili-rin Imllillns. 0, H. Wood, ATTORNEV AND i:fIIXSKU)K AT LAW. Mna Hniur, Mlm Vrnctli'aa In All flip I'liut-t nf .Ivkun, niirriHim. iiiuii-ocK. I'i'rry nml Uroi'im. Chas. S Meriwether. ATTOItNBV ANl. COnXSKI.011 AT LAW Soraiiwn. Mini.. (imB lnllm Cpprtnrlr hiilMlmi nu iJ Iiouhi:. E, Bloomfieldi TTOI!NKV AND ODUXKKELOU AT LAW, !nranr,nM. Mini III pnicnrt In all tlio i'ihifk of th iw, Hi-mi i..Ki.rii:i unil-e in scrKllt.lll MtJlte iihiik nuiiainii. R. D, WlGGINTOH.' ATTdUNEY AT LAW. Oman Arrino;iiv' Mln, Will nrartlre In the roni.llea of .larliHin and Harrison. OIHce In Mil hnlliliiiK. mi-ond niior. E.. A. Clark, ATTOUXKY AT LAW, OtiAaik HrMiini, AfiiiM. ROH & TOENES, : WHOLESALE Produce-Merchants, 1 , Fruits, ' Yejietables, :, V .rmltry; ' :' .JJuttcr, ' ". 'A''V " CliecHe.' ": 38 X. Commerw and 58 X. Front Street, , . MOHlLKi ALA. Novemlier. tKIW. ' .. . 4l-m RELIABLE TIME PIECES. ; A reliable time pnti Is a plrtwnnt. usof.il and IndiHimnanlilP cuinpatilnn. Thn wiitrlica wh offer am mad by Mm most .Nkllltul wHU'liiiiitrfom in the world. Hold Watchra, Hllvcr Walrhra. Xlcknl Watrlim, l.li laMdr Iwlnc (or hunting .and flalilnK trlua. rir'fnr "roiiKbinir It" ' In nennral. Their exiH'nse la t.rlfllnv. . Why endanirwr your wat.:ti to Injury or Iiim? Traveling clocks and loaiher Roods. - ,' ' ... , E. O. Zadek Jewelry Co., ' ' MOIIILK. ALA., , ';"' .Tewnlera and Hllversn.lths. January II WOO. . 4R-3ni GROOMS' wwwwwHwwwwwnwwwnwmiwwwwrisw ; COFFEE SALOON RESTAURANT, yiii'M'"""'""""""11""""""1"1""' Ma. II Nartk Royal at.. MOHILK, ALA. OPEN ALL NIGHT. . 1hnlar aiealiU emit, short order. I 45 amta. Lodging ikvtraibarts. 1KM. 33 ly Dr. E. Frank Griffin. - K- . URMTIMT. rforantnn, Mlaa. Baa located nerninnentl. In Hnranton rln tho lala:c Pharmacy aulldln;, c iMtiwaaavvau . Jhr iftM. :e-ft Editorial and Otherwise. A green lltlo hoy, W In a green little way, ' A green little npple Devoured one day s The greeu little graaHea ' Now tenderly wave, O'er the little green apple boy's (ireeu little grave. F.very manly man in a boyish one. Persevere against discouragement. Take a cheerful view of everything, j In all promised pleasures put self lost. Friday proves an unlucky day for some people. ' Trust in God and mind your own busi ness. Do not talk of your private, personal, or family matters. When a girl takes a notion to marry there is no use to oppose her. Nigger In the wood pile as well as nig ger lit a printing olHce. An honest man will face his creditor if he is not able to square up. Black kids don't make careful drivers of public hacks. Give your tonjrue more holiday than your hands or your eyes. Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust. Cultivate forbearance until your heart yields a fine crop of It ' Examine into your own shortcomings rather than thoe of others. The faster a man's pace the sooner old age overtakes him. A friend in need Is not Intangible he is one you can touch. Every time a man tries to show off something Is sure to go wrong. Railway tracks are often horrible ex amples of the deadly parallel. . When a loy is sick he wants to take advantage of it, and miss school. A butcher and a professor of language are both retailers of tongues. Never speak ill of your neighbor. It (gives him license to talk about you. Sometimes a man never makes a mis take until he begins to boast of It. A girl can't understand why all the oth er girls are not In love with her lover. In warm weather milk is like the worm -it will turn. Speaking of jokers, a dob's tail Is some thing of a wag. Two of the hardest things in the world to lose are a dog and a hod habit, i Act as if you expected to live a hun dred years, but might die to-morrow. Some men sign their names to petitions like they did not intend them to be read. Pay your preacher promptly as well as the editor. They eat and have to wear clothing. ' ' Ripe peaches are selling here at twenty-five cents a dozen, Kather too rich for the editor's blood.- ' ,' Be content to do things you can and fret not because you cannot do every- Never reply in kind to a sharp or angry word ; it is the second word that makes the quarrel. Make the best of what yon have and do not make yourself miserable by wishing for that you have not. ' There are times when the best of peo ple would hnte to tell what they are thinking about. When a girl hums her hand on a curl ing iron, she tells the young men she did it frying potatoes. ' , Many a lodge member who has stayed out late on stormy nights has found it even stormier when he got home. ' A hvpocritc Is a person who only acts the way he thinks when nooue is look ing. Many a man, has great command of language except when It proceeds from his wife. :, : ' ' ; Itisasxhard fbr some women to get over a picket fence as to get over a love a tack. i 1 The little things in every home count, now that the census man lion hit rounds. The compliment is obvious when a fat woman is told that Mhe .is. irtirth her weight in gold.' , . . i- ' . '" ? T' i Home people are to hopelessly iaiy that It even makes them tired to read about men running for office.1 . i The signs are that there Is going to lie serious trouble in the celestial empire before the Boxers are put to sleep. Some people could tell all they know in less time than it takes to count the hoar when the clock strikes one. Most men in this vain, sinful world are either busily engaged In living up to a good reputation or living down bad one. . , Difficulties are often like ghosts when you come to run them down they either disappear or they do not amount to much . Never taunt a man with the faults of his relatives, he has trouble enough of his own. Probably his wife attend to this anyway. ' ' ' ' "' 7. ' ' Your though'?s'are your own as long as you keep them UT yourself. We often say that we have a right to think what we please. Thta may be trne, hut we have no right to aay what we please, un less, what we please to aay and to think is good and Just Thoughts are what make the character) to think, evil thoughts Is at had as to associate In com pany thatiierll. It Is strange that those Individuals who think they can easily regulate the busi ness of the nation are to prone to over look the crying demands of their own affair at homo. . ' TUe.dVWK. , ' "This is thy burden. Yet an hour, Aud the poor pain shall pass 1" The words come dropping like a shower Through heat; the sun's day has To my soul set, a lone lamped tower, Where mist things pass and pass. Dreaming, I walked beyohd the night Whence the clear mystery stirs, And wonder if, in some long light, I shall know smile of hers, For light were dark without that sight, And life than death were worse. "And this shall end. Thy waiting cheek Shall flush to hers!" Oh, Thine 1 I wake to hear that calm Voice speak To a sunk ear of mino. My heart that, hoping, will not break, Lean far out for a sign. She had a smile (;xl knows!) that sung Liked a stretched silver wire. ' Her look rose upward, straight and young, ' Like a gold, slender spire. Her kiss was a like a pale flower hung On the dusk wall of desire. Her face has lighted all my ways. Now that my tears are blown In my dimmed eyes' uncertain haie DearOodt Is she thine ownT Shall she at thy throne stay touraise While I wend on alone? "On that glad breast shall her sweet eyes Fold down. So ishu.lt thou know!" Thou who hast framed all mysteries, Shall tills fail even soT Now she is made all heaven-wise, Wilt thou yet bid her go? She sorrowed meekly when she sinned, And gave mild tongue to thee; But when she grieved me, a fierce wind Tore at her spirit's sea. At my shut heart, her full sobs dinned Thus, God, she cared for mel Thou has slain men (by the Wise Book) v un iny great iigmmng siirrea ; I c mid have stabbed her by a look, And slain her with a word, Yet was I loath, as Christ had shook To kill a nestling bird. "Thou shalt go forth, not yet to wrath. She shall go forth, and free!" I hear the whisper. Still my path Doth point wide out from thee. Give me this dream that such joy hath That she shall fare with me I I Will tread softer, better, so For look on her still face. "She shall stay for thee!" Far aud low I hear it down the ways. -One day together we shall go Back to her God, for grace. McLAURlN'S CRITICISM. Hntllesl.nrg Progress. The PriigretiH Im all the time had very liitfh respect for the honorable gentleman who has Just vacated the gubernatorial chair, but somehow here of late he linn not been toting fair and the Progrexg is inclined to criticiKC him in a mild form. Of course it would not do to be severe in its criticism, for it would hurt the paper. We have found out that the tunn who is not very close kin to the ex-governor is his friend. Niit only that, but a great many people in Perry, Jones and Smith count ies never heard of any other pub lic man, and they fully believe that lie discovered America, whipped Spain, whipped the mayor of Jackson on the turnpike leading over Into Rankin county and caused his pillow to ''go wet" with tears. But notwithstanding he is to a large extent the only well known man to many of the subscribers of the Prog res we must criticise him In a mild way and take the chance of losing a subscriber who borrows the paper from a friend. These subscribers are nu merous and they are all McLuurln men. Thn honorable eentlcmao declines to become a candidate for delegate at large and proceeds to write a long let ter of explanation. There was no pressing need for the letter, but some how he could not get out of writing It. He wanted to make a few statements, which of course he knew were not true, but still they had to come out or there would have been an explosion. He stated, for Instance, that the conven tion held at Jackson wasonlya caucus. He did want to say that it was a com plete bolt, but he could not makeany- body believe that, and no he confined himself to calling It a caucus. Mr. McLaurin went on further to say that the State executive commit tee held on from one election year to next election year. He may not have known that this wag an error, or know Ing did not care, nevertheless It is an error. But what does he care for mch a thing like that. He tries In many different ways to pick flaw In the ''caucus," all of course for lb purpose of boosting up his tide of the question, but after all lie faili to show why be should write column o( crltichiu of the convention Joet to make the simple statement that be would not accept the candidacy tor. delegate at. large. It It woi bow email tome big meo can. taw Quite a peculiar actlorwas the Reformed Presbrterlao, Synod at Cadervllle, Ohio, Tbey pasaed a lutlon prohibiting license to be Issued to elders and ulnlttera who use tobacco. BRAIN ANl) BRAWN. Editor Democrat-Star. Ever since Abel chose the wiser course, in his orferings to God, than did his brother, Cain, there has been strife between brain and brawn. Cain slew Abel, and thus gained a tempor ary victory over him, yet for six thou sand years man has read of "Abel the riithteous, and Cain the murderer." For many days the brawn of the Phil listine army defied the army of Israel. and. daily challenged them to mortal combat with the muscular giant. Go liah. The young man David, refusing fi put on the sword of King Saul, but relying on his brain and righteous cause, went out and slew the great brawn of the Pliillistines and put them to flight. God saw tit to put a man's brains In the highest and most ele vated partof his body, thus Indicating that his brains should control and di rect all partsof man. Among animals and extreme barbarous tTiccs of men, the physical overrides and dominates the whole being, but as man becomes civilized and enlightened the brains oecome ine muster, ur course, we must not overlook the important fact that, from the very nature of man, bruin and brawn are partners, and when one is impaired or suffers the other will finally he affected. We read in the Bunks of Moses of captains of lens, and of hundreds, and of thousands. Where there are cap tains there must of necessity be pri vates. Where there ure rulers there must be those who are ruled. This is necessary, aud there could be no so ciety, government or organisation without it. A man with capital, and knowledge fbrainsf of a business, will invest bis money and brains In a business, and will hi UK his brawn laborers, and if there is fairness and justice used by the owner, and loyal services rendered by the brawn, the chances are that the business will prosper and continue, and that both bruin and brawn will receive a just reward. No sane man, who has the capital, would undertake a business that required a great num her of of laborers aud try to get along without the brawn. So it is with brawn. If laborers de" cidc to go into some Herculean scheme, such as a strike, or other scheme that that requires diplomacy and great th.iiik!ht. it seems to me, if they have not the bruins (viz.: the knowledge of how to defend and push forward their wants), then they should imitate the man of brains, who hiukd his brawn, and then they would hire their brains, or the business and legal talent so necessary to their success. If brawn would do this, then we would not be shocked at lawless acts, that work so Injuriously to ; the efforts of lulxirers. That brawn often has Just cause for complaint no fair-minded man will deny. And no doubt in some extreme and aggravated cases a strike may be necessary, or at least ex cused, yet any true friend of brawn will advise them that a strike Is the "last resort," and should not even be thought of until every other possi ble effort hud failed, and even then it should not be resorted to unless it Is perfectly plain that success is sure, and the victory worth all It may cost. In this connection we should re member the Savior's injuctlon, that a wise man before going to war would sit down and figure up the cost. In this advanced age of ours, the general public is, In fact, the Jury that finally sits In judgment on all contests, and for this reason each party to such con tests should see to It that all who march under their flag or act In their name should so conduct themselves as to favorably impress the jury the general public. But when the leaders, or even lay members, of labor organizations at tend couft trials, and even attempt to testify In court, with their minds and breath befogged with beer and other intoxicants, the cause of brawn ut fers. Fortunatelly a merciful God has given all of us brains, and He put what little we have In our beads, and If we act as though it was in our heels, we have only ourselves to blame. M. A. Dbks. Moss Point. June 15, 1900. Tbe Memphis Scimitar thinks that the census taker's question "are you married?" is a useless one when the lady of the house meets him at the door surrounded by a down or more young hopefuls. Some women will even take tbe question as an Insult. All In all, we don't envy the census man his Job a little, bit. : James B. Keene, the .big New York speculator who supported McKinley In 1886, called down a Republican bluffer the other day by offering to bet 17,600 to 110,000 tbat Bryan would defeat McKinley. . " ' The catch of , salmon In Canadian Waters lut year was valued at 13,15-,. 808, a decrease of 12,620,868 when com. pared with tbe returns ot tbe previous year. SHOULD BE ESCHEWED. Col. EdgarS. Wilson, in his current comment in the Mississippi depart ment of the New Orleans Picayune, says: - Ottice-holding and ottlce-seeklng is something that should be eschewed by young men. Of course there may be fame andjfortune to a few, more fame than fortune, to be more accurate, as was exempli Bed by the life of the great Lamar, but for every one thut reaches the coveted summit of the political mountain, tens or thousands rail by the wavside. And yet, despite this fact, there is something, it seems, very fascinating about ottlce-seeklng and office-holding to those who have not run , the race to the end. But after they have passed off the stage, they al most invariably testify that offices are Like dead tea fruits that t.mpt the eye. Dot tiiru to aahea on lb lipa. In confirmation of the above, the late Albert Gallatin Brown, who held almost every office within the gift of the people of Mississippi, a short while before his death wrote: "True, us you say, I held many of fices. Indeed, I may say I never knew defeat in my aspirations. And it is Just because I had bucccss which peo ple call wonderful that I feel compe tent to administer caution to the men of this generation. My young friend, do not be deceived by the glitter of office. 1 am now past my three score years, and am fast traveling into the ten. I have held almost every office in the gift of the people, and can say, with the preacher, it Is all vanity and vexation of spirit.' Looking back over a long, and I hope not unsuccessful life, 1 can say, with a clear conscience, my greatest regret is that I ever made a political speech or held an office which beguiles man.- Be assured, my young friend, it is the fascination of a serpent; or, to change the figure, it is the Ignus fatuus which coaxes you to inevitable ruin. I speak of that which I know. If my young friends will be governed by advice, I have this to say After all my success as a public man now, whn my head is blossoming for the grave, I feel that it would have been better for me if I had followed the occupation of my father and been a farmer." ; Milwaukee, Wis., entertained the Federation ot Women's Clubs lust week. The attendance was very large, it being estimated that between four and five thousand active club women, delegates and visitors, assembled at tbe opening meeting. A dusky delegate from Massachu setts, Josphine Ruffln by name, came as a delegate from u club composed of white and negro women, of which she is president. Also, as a delegate from the State at lurge. But whatever anticipations this del egate had of the pleasure in store fur her during the session were completely extinguished when at the first meeting the color line was rigidly drawn, ex cluding ber. The majority of the States opposed the admission of col ored clubs to the Federation, a num ber of Northern States taking a de cided stand against their admission. We like Ante McLaurin because he is no fool. He may, and has fooled the people of the State for a number of years, but It cannot be charged that he is a fool. He believes In a plurality primary in all elections, for he knows this mode of elections, Is the greatest humbug of all elections. One man may get eighty-eight votes, another ninety- nine, ana still ine fellow who gets one hundred and one Is elected, though he is not the choice of the people. Mr. McLaurin knows this to be a fact, and yet, he is persistent In his advocacy of a plurality primary. It Is a little re markable, but nevertheless true, that your Uncle Anss comes nearer fooling the people all the time than any other man Id the State. Hattlesburg Prog, ress. . . Under favorabo conditions of peace the mortality among soldiers Is prac tically th least known, with a death rate of only' 5 In every 1,000. Com pared with a soldier's life the placid days even of a clergyman are full of danger, for his death rate Is 11 In 1,000, or more than twice as great as that of his military brother. There Is scarcely a record of any siege of Importance In which tbe press has capitulated so long as there was a square yard of brown paper or canvas to feed it with, During the famous siege of Vlcksburgin the civil war the Dally Cltlxen came up smiling to the very last day, when It was reduced to a diet of wall paper. , Colonel A. K. McClure, editor ot tbe Philadelphia Tlmesr and a long time friend of the South, saya in a letter to tbe Chattanooga Industrial Ounven tlon: "Tbe South is to-day oo tbe tbreshhold of an era of prosperity tbat never was known la all Me sunniest day of, the pas. Tbe advance will now be surprisingly rapid, wltb ,lsv creasing moa&aioai from year ta MANY SPOMGES FROM FLORIDA CATCH THIS YEAR PROMISE TO BE MORE TIIAS USUALLY LARGE. Washington Star- . "This year the catch of sponges in, : Florida waters promises to be even larger than in 1899, when sponges vU ued at $300,000 were roundoff the coast by the ashing fleet," said a prominent resident of key West, who Is on a visit to New York, to' a writer for the Star recently. "For several Weeks prior Ut my departure from home all tiro boat on the bars of the bay were making catches which averneeri ht.n .nn ' and 500 bunches of sponges, and ir the fishermen continue to make such ex cellent hauls the market will stum be well supplied with the article. Tbe Florida fishermen detect the presence of Sponges hy means of a water glass, which is a slmplecontrlv- ance tiut consists or a piece of glass inserted In the bottom of a bucket. The bucket is thrust Into the water, and, looking through the glass, the sponge hunter can generally distin guish any object at the bottom of tbe sea, even ir the water is rough. ' The sponge ure gathered with a pole from eighteen to forty feet long, with a three-pronged claw at the end. The sponge, winch grows either on rocks or directly upon sandy bottom, is encased in a jet black membrane. When the sponge is under or partly be neath rocks; jfiay from the sun, the meniDrane t .i in color, but it is al ways full of a thick, milky fluid. As the sponge is torn from its root and while suit lithe water the fisherman gires hip a sharp twist, which bursts tta membrane and scatters the milk in the water. Tbe milk is vile smelling and produces an eruption whenever it touches tbe human flesh; but the operation or scattering the milk is considered very necessary and also the fisherman's duty, ai It is be lieved to hold the seed or the sponge." "Senator H. D. Money," says the Bolivar County Democrat, "made a forceful and eloquent appeal before the Senate committee recently In behalf of a large number of Southerners whose property was illegally seized during tne civil war. The total amount in volved is 81,992,000, and It is confi dently believed that the senator' pow erful speech will result in speedy and favorable action on a lustclalm which should have been paid years ago." Mayor Frank E. Moores, of Omaha, has just paid a debt contracted In Jan uary, 1865, when, he was a captive in Libby prison. Tbe debt oanslsted of a loan of $225 in Confederate script, ' secured rrora tbe Rev. T. V. Moore, or Richmond, va. At the close or the war Mr. Moores made every effort to locate his benefactor, but failed. Last week he discovered the son of the Richmond divine and paid $30 in gold and interest, which was the equiva lent or the loan. The rather died years ago at Nashville. One or the features of the Confeder- ate reunion was the observance or Jer ferson Davis' birthday. Gen. Stephen u. L,ee presided, and eulogies on tbe life and character or the old chieftain were delivered by survivors or that bloody conflict. In one of his poems Churchill, who died in 1764, desired that a hay tree should be planted un his grave to point him out when dead." His wish was not carried out until four years ago, when an. admirer placed a bay tree In the mould over tbe poet's lust resting place at Dove. The railroad bus been graded taja entire distance to Columbia, and road is expected to be completed by August 1. i i aa'taa s - m White oats are heiog extensively cultivated between McComband Mag- nulla; not only for feeding stock, but as a money proposition. - , . The Yazoo Sentinel advocates a pa- -per mill for Yazoo City, It is said that rice straw makes an exceedingly tough and valuable paper. ; There are now forty pearl button factories in Iowa, working up shells procured from the river beds.- Nearly 1,500 people are employed .In the fac tories alone. . Probably the hardest problem ot the average man's existence Is getting his own consent to crawl ont of bed in the morning. Col. Jaek Cbinn, in an Interview In New York, declare tbat W. S. Taylor will be brought back to Kentucky and hanged. - - -sassSn-Ss"1---" Judge Patrick Henry carried the primary election In the Third district of Mississippi for tbaeongrsrsl nomination. ' ' ; Same military critics la Ir - J tf'-rrtJ to osmra ;vJE;tr:J-.: Icarirjeata Trr 'i r" i f i U rrr; of r ::-s fiua l"-"v I I S 'el i A' i!f' i i . t .--v..