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JTk. MAYKKS. Proprietor. LOVE FOR OUK FRIENDS; COURTESY FOR ALL; FEAR FOR NONE. Terms Two Dollars per Year in Advance. VOLUME 50. SCRANTON, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 1900. NUMBER 20. 9 5JC) jacfcson County Officials. JArihnrll.Siultb. 5SXut of Kducatkm-D. D. Cowan. BOABU or aUFSRVISOBa. rkrr Brown, nre.ldei.1 : Simeon Oeorge. B. C. J?. H. O- W AlM,reW A,lln" ' IDA III) or RSAI.TH. . t Mum.. pmddent: ' P. IM" "Wrrta- iiwiim: M. M. Kvana. . . imhw. quar aikK ph?.lcian. THE COURTS. yf REGULAR TERMS. Circuit Court 2nd Disk THAI) A. WOOD. Jural, WAITER A. WH1TIC. IhSTairT ATTO!lV. l.thccmintvof Warn on the aeormd Monday ' . i ...I.. nn(lnitat at llava. rfjaaiiarvaiin"".. .... In the rtmiitv r iran niv-r ..u m . ....... J.i- of Anril ""I th'tnlier and onntlmi ela dava. Iniht.'-mintv nf Miuinn. aennnd dlat iiet on th MomUvofJuniinvv and July and e-ntiiine j, . In the (trot ili.MM't n the flret Mnndiiy rfWwnarraiiil An-nit and continue al dava. TntheeoiHit-viirt'larkn on the aeiond Monday , tr. i. .... ,.,l tncni.t ami continue twelve .lav. In thn wiml' "f l"l",r ,n Monday of II irrh iiml Senli'mbw and onntiniie iweive naya. nllii.cinnr nlMliwrnoon th flint Monday of Mwh il S...li.nilipr anil continue elx dnva. Inlhf nuintvof HamiH'k on the fourth Monday of Mav aim xorraimr " to...,.... In thenmntr of llunmon on me aeianm monaay nf Muv ami vpmiier imrf.iiini.i IntheNntntrof .larkaMi on mo innrin niouwia) of April anil October and vonllaue U days. . ' Chancery Court 2dDiat N. C. HIM.. Chanckixok. in trinrnnntv of Viwtl Kix'pr n tUt flrt. MnntUv of .limnarv wmI July mtlnn t !. In theiwiHfct - of Minion nr'. hihmut on rn Mrotir1 Mitndnrnf .ftmimrv nnd July tmt i"nHniir nit riiy, hi fh wcontl ilttttrl'- ihi fh lliiifl Mnmiiv of January nm July mul contiiniM nix rfnv. fn th nrnntv f FTnw'nrk nn th fom-th Monday A',Miiif.iri'iiiiil.lrtlvniifl I'nntfinii' nil tiny r(f(itmiiitv of HiirriMiii nn th flint- Mnnday ttf fVlmtutT ml UiL'iiRi itml ronttnu nix lUyn. hi thf rmintv of .lat ktMtn mi th wM'nnd Mttdy f Fi'linmrv hih! A uirnut Hint coniitlniifl six rlriyn hi th ptui nr-v nf WiiyM on th wh-oihI Mmnlay f liiiwiiii'l ttr.fnitnr himI mmtinmifl n iUvh. Th thi nullity nf .Innim nn hn flint Mmiiliiy of jfiirn nnn tiit4n.iHr ni roiinnun mis my. In the nmntv of .Ittifwr m the fwnnd Mnniluv nl March nrA Hi'fttfinhor hihI iMintfnttf nix ilnrn. In thn rotiirt v nf Verrv H'ln in An"utn, ilit Kiwi district n iln thiiil Mnnilay of Mmi h nnl h'titfmKpi and ntutinm mx davft. In the town nf ItnlticHlnirir. thn Mt-ciinil dUtrfet mi tin1 thf flint Mimilai (.' Juno aitil Dpcuralw and I'linthniH nix flHV. In thprmtnty nf Kmithnn tlio fmn-th Mnnilny wf jtnri'n aim Hipncr hhii I'nniiniiH nix itiivx. In flip fniimy itf t'nviiiffton on tli- fmirth Mn iln- nf Aitril him' Ct'hilMr mihI rdnthiiif (Mx iIhvm In tlw fount y nf fivnt-iio mi Thmmliiy nftr til Pfi-nnd Mmiility of Apt il inul Octnbcr mid mntintif tliH flyii. ' In Mio'toHiity of Xfvtn oti the flrnl Mnnilny of ApHl iiml Novi'inUiT iiml iontliin hIx titivn. In thf rtniity of l,iiiltiilHli tin llin flint Uiin duv of Miyiiml NnvcmlKT and cinillnne twruiy fitiiv ilnvit. In th niiinfx of nil(nn t ho t W I'd Mnndayot April hi ill Novcmlior nnd t'lmttiitiH ntx duyi. AFTER YEARS mm He EUA BERRY TILET REQUISITES kvr mnunti'd the top rniiB and Mit lufijr away (Ivor all othrra. MCRIiy MATCHLKSW W)AH, a. purea-hu un "kill ran niakr It-no family ahould bewltb-""'''-'. '"o. wnta. 1KB HI-IAN FACE PUWDRH. the acme f purity anil awiwtneaa Prim. 50 mata. IHaiaase (ream Kkln fnod-PHr, 1.00. mB5R"Y,'-S t;"K(l,E TEA. the in..tfi.t nf all i1 piirm.Tn. Unrvii liver, kldnev and complex Imi drnnm.ninita--Prlm, ! ranta. All nf the above for aale by drucglata. Srml venta fnrfnll prlre Hat of Mra. Rita Mvu7f"" d U,,e Rl"'"", " t.m Camp Street, . . . Nsw Oai.r ana. U. June a. 1M. EICHOLD w BROS. & WEISS, ....WH0LK8ALE uquor -:-: ueaiers, And Blender of FINE WHISKIES. o. I. J. 5 ft 7 ... Moaii.a. At.A. 21 4IIII 10. 5k 1HWI ONO. J. REIMER. SML IBD il7HIHG LliKER AN0 RIGGER, 't '1Pti4lroverNo.21 South Commerce St.. Keloeii..e. 2M south Claiborne St., Mobile. Ala. Ywr Patronajre Respectfully sollelted Good work and Hood Material. fhnmry. mm. 1 SS-Sm SEASHORE RESORT. ON PA8CAOOULA BAY. a .wL .i .7" waqiimi Tiew 01 E L5! U,,,S Metrleo. Plctureanne E lT-.nrrr- "uri Bathliig. iir TT" naninf ana rmattng, lT5!ii"!? if "o""10. ;'tlne n xcelled. Wine free at Dinner. UTa-t2Wto7tJlWtr3lI5!4. 1 . . TIME TABLE. LOUISVILLK A NASHVILtB N. H. IIOINO EAST. So. 1 UirM Krf tltna al 1M P.m. Ar- rlvM at Scranlon nt ItM p. m. Arrlvnaln Mobile: at itl:nn a. m Xu. 4. umtm Now Orleana at 11 1.) h. m. Ar- rivoa nt MraiiUin l 2i07 p. w. 4rrlM at Mnliile al :HiJ p. m. i. . Uarwi Xew Orloaua at 1:.V. . ni. Ar rlTw at rirantun M. . m. Airivea at Mohil at 12:40 . m. (JOINO WRHT. Nn. I T.aTM Mobil n. m. Arrlvca it. Ji-runton S:K H. ni. New (hrleana, 7:10 p. rn. No. S. Loavra Mobile .1:15 a. ni. Amvea at "mvntoii 4:21 a. ni. X.w (hleana. T:40 a. nt. Nn. 5. Ieavea Mobile at 4:111 n. in. Arrive, at Tnlon y.M p. m New Urloana, : p. m. meneciiiunea, imw. . .Iohh H. Hamta Crhx. Amuit. Scraiton Bisiiess Directory. C. H. DKLMAS, HHirrRR ok OYSTERS AND KISH. ALGO.NA SALOON, M. V. B..Cro.v. rrotri tnr, Kin Wine. Liiiioik, Ciiriimiinil Tolmron. SMITH'S MATING HOUSK. Hy Mis. Kliza Sinitli, Bounl, Lixling, OyHterw uud MuhIh al. ull Honrs. s CKANTON 8HH' YARD. Oi'o. Fwnrc. Proprietor, VeiwHx Kuilt unil RofMiiiKiI. JOHN FOSTER & SON, Gulf O.VHlti-K, Fiali anil Sliinin. '.(3 HOf KIM lN A I.. G. MAYERS, ,Ks-.rild. dill IllstrlPt.l ATTOREY-AT-i,Ar. Xlrandnri, MiMniMnippi, T. M. Mll.l.KH, J. I. Fokd, R'J4('(imiui)nHI., New Orleans, flcrunton, Mlsn Miller & ford, ATTOKNKYS AND IMIUNSBfJIKK AT LAW. Will tprni'tlce In .Tnn-kiMn. Hnrrlsiin. linn c.x'k mid HiliolHlnv I'liiintifH. (IHIim'H-;! I'imii iiiiiii Hiri'i'l., NVw (Irolnnn. I.n. nnd IScriintoll iau Hunk. !cranUm. Mix W. M. IlKKNV. . W. K. Wnol. JJENNY & WOODS, ATTOUTKVS at CUUVHKMIHH AT I.A w, Htranr.nn, MImh, Prai lli ra in all t he nun t. nf tlin SmiiihI .Imlii'inl DlHtrit'l. Ollire in Frmlorie liiilldlns. 0, H. Wood, ATTORNEY AND COnNNKUtR AT LAW, Moaa FatHtu Minn. Practice in all the cnurta nf .li-bum itarriwin. hkiiik'K. furry and (Jrecne. Qhas. S. Meriwether. ATTORNEY ANb COnNSR.OR AT tA W eorantiii. Ml... Office In the Frederic huildlnir. iihhpi.ihii. llOIISB. Hi Bloomfteld, ITTORNRY AND OUDNKEEIJIK AT LAW, wnmn, Ml.., tt.ui 1.. 1 u 1 1 . u . , j . i. iw ..i. iii ii . in- -ui,ri ,,1 i oml .IiiiIIi-IhI IMatrlct Uhiee m ScranUm State nniiK ouiiuini. R. D. WlGGINTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Oonaiii Hpriitie.. MImm Will nractlre In the rnnntlea nf Jarkmin and llaniMiu. .((tit lu Mil buildiinr. .ctoiid floor. E. A. Clark, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Oman paprittg", Minn. ROII & TOENES, WII0LKSALE Produce Merchants, FraitH, Vegetables, Poultry, Butter, . Clieene. - 58 N. Commerce and 5 N. Front Streets, MOBILE, ALA. November 24. 1HW. 4l-3in RELIABLE TIME PIECES. A reliable time piece la a pleaKnnt, useful and . Indlaptmaable companion. The wnU'hi'a we offer are inadn by the moat aklllful watchniaa-era in trie vorld. (laid Wathea, ttllver Watchea, N'lekel Watha, the latter belnii tor huntlna and flwhlnK trios, or for "rouRhln It" in mineral. Their exuenau la trlrlln. Why eneliinimr voor wau-h to lulury or lopw'y Traveling clocks and leather goods. E. O. Zdek Jewelry Co., MOIIILK. ALA.. .Trwelora and Hllveraniltba. January lit. WOO. GROOMS' T?y??wwnwimt?WT?wwwifwwwtiwiiwwHw I COFFEE SALOON L I RESTAURANT, I Ufyirtb'!u , OPEN ALL NtOHT. Repilar mania eents, Miort orders. Lodghif ttl mats. HepternberW.1iM. SMf Dr. E. Frank Griflln, ' DEMTMT. SovMtAate ' Mia. .- j ''ju- ! '--rj- -'"')" '''ff-ffr Editorial and Otherwise. A downfall may be an uplift. Home girls will go seeking. Blood, you know, will tell. Little sins always grow up. A person is judged by the company he keeps. He is a contemptatile cur who alrikes his enemy in the dark. ' No good Is expected to come out of a fellow of low breeding. A true Democrat is known by his works. An up-start the beginning of pros perity. AVhat a loan-sum life the pawn-broker must lead. The ' jolly barber is always ready to scrape an acquaintance. The way to be steadfast is not to stand till. The great teacher is he who can bring gjeat truths to little minds. Consistency is a jewel, bnt it is a back number with some people we know. If you lie down with' dogs you are likely to get up with fleas. Life is full of vicUsitiules. The man who to-day turns a deaf ear to the sup plication of the poor may to-morrow turn an empty mouth to the charity of his neighbors. It is difficult to get any one to Indorse Hie notes of a poor singer. Mortgages are always matters of more or less interest to mankind. Most promises are like records every time a new one is made an old one is broken. When Cupid takes aim at a bachelor's heart he evidently considers any old thing a good target. Between a woman's "no" and "yes" there is often not a second in time or a hair breadth in action. A man wisely makes use of the present when he sells a duplicate wedding gift The woman who marries a blockhead doesn't care to celebrate her wooden wedding. The trouble with most men is that they have to die before they are fully appre ciated. . The employer who works harder tlr n his clerk evidently believes in the force of example. v A woman never thinks of anything special she wants to say until some other woman begins to talk. s It is such an eay matter for the aver age woman to cry that there is no danger of her having water on the brain. One of the surest ways of making a stubborn man do what you want him to is to agree with him that he oughtn't to do it. I "Do you believe in the old saying, 'It's the unexpected that happcnsT" "Yes, indeed. My husband came home last night at least two hours before I looked for him." The man who fails to get the nomina tion may find reason to give thanks the day after the election. The woman's rights movement would perhaps find more favor if it didn't want to gobble up man's rights also. JWhy do hens always lay eggs in the day-time? At night they are roosters. Why is losing your sweetheart like eating soup with a fork? It takes a long time to get through. A close observer remarks that Eve may have had her own troubles, but she never got paralysis of the wrist from holding up a dragging skirt. The most disagreeable relation a man can have Is a curb-uncle. "A Mere Man" has written a book tell- lue woman of her faults. The author has wisely concealed his name and address. J. A. Richardson, of the Tocsin, at In- dlanola, is the only Mississippi editor, so far as heard from, who can afford to take In the Paris exposition. Newpapering In the delta must be profitable. A married man says that a wife should be like a roost lamb tender and sweet, nicely dressed, but without sauce. "Mr. Gabbleton is suffering untold agony to-night." "What's the matter?" "She has just learned a seeret and it's raining so hard she can't go out and tell it." Dr. Conscience is the appropriate name of a Kensington dentist. He is calcu lated to make cowards of us all. And now there comes to this country "a Hindu of noble rank" to beg money to provide well to supply drinking water to the poor of the villages of his country.' Sumpter, S. C, has a factory for mak ing golf sticks of persimmon timber. It is claimed they are the best that can be mode. Many years ago Linnaeus declared that gout might bo prevented by a free use of strawberries night and morning while later times have proved strawber ries to be especially beneficial to persons of anemic or rheumatic tendencies. 5 Ben Franklin said: "Getting into debt is getting into a tanglesome net" Most of us And It so much easier to get into this net than to get out again. Getting into debt is a habit, and should never be formed In the first place. Many people are happiest when they are being sorry for some one else. We often hear people say, "When I think how many ore worse off than I am I feel quite content" They may not think that thai meaM enjoy nwnt of some other nereis's Kiljoee, but it does. (for the Domociat-Star. TO ESCATAWPA'S BARD. Colonel! dear Colonel! What is wrong with us f That over the new woman, you Make such an awful fuss? By thy hoary locks, oh Colonel! By the wrinkles on thy brow! We think you have a mighty nerve, To make so much powwow Over nkw women, Colonel, was Yeu mother neworoldf y . s And how about your partner T If we may make so bold. By our woods and dales, oh Colonel ! By Escatawpa's wave! . We think you're getting rather gay, Whilst trotting to the grave Over new woman. Colonel, what The mischief has gone wrong ? That you should tootle out of tune', And give us such a song? - God bless the old, old woman ! The true, the brave, the tried! Not made of fads and trimmings, But the nation's greatest pride. The honest house-wife mother, That all the world reveres, You bet we want no other t In this world of joy and tears. This is the song my hubby sings. My hubby he's a man, And not a poet or a dude Faied by a new whim man I Old Woman. Escatawpa, Miss., Juno IB, 1901). THE LKOESD OF iTWO SACKS. New York Independent. There Is an undent legend which tells uf an old inun who wast in the habit of traveling from place to place with a sack hanging behind his back and another in front of him, What do you think these sacks were for Well, I will tell you. In the one behind him he tossed all the kind deeds of his friends, where they were quite hid irom view, and he soon forgot nil about tbem. In the one hanging round bis neck under his chin, he dropped ull the sin which the people he knew committed and these he whs In the habit of turn ing over and looking at as he walked along, day by day. One day, to his surprise, he met a man wearing, just like hiiucelf, a sack Insfront and one behind. He went up Mi him and began feeling his sack. "What have you trot there, my friend?'' he asked, giving- tbe sack In tront a good poke,. '.Stop, don't do that!" cried the oth er, ''you'll spoil my good things." "What things?1' asked Number One. "Why my good deeds," answered Number Two. "I keep them all in front of me, where I can always see them and take them out and air them. See, here is the half-crown I put In the plate last Sunday, and the shawl I gave to the beggar-girl, and the mit tens I gave the cripple boy, and the penny I gave to the organ-grinder, and here is even the benevolent smile I be stowed on the crossing-sweeper at my door, and" "And what's In the sack behind you?" asked the first traveler, who thought his companion's good deeds would never come to an end. "Tut, tut," said Number Two, "There is nothing I care to look. at in there. That sack holds what I cull my little mistakes." It seems to me that your sack of mistakes Is fuller than the other," said Number One. Number Two frowned. He had never thought of that, though he had put what he called Ms "mistakes" out of Ills sight, everyone else could see them still. An angry reply was on his lips, when happily a third traveler also carrying two sacks,as they were overtook them. The first two men at once pounced on the stranger. "What cargo do you carry in your sack?" cried one.v "Let's see your goods," said tbe other. "With nil my heart," quoth the stranger; "for I bave a goodly assort ment and I like to show them. Tbis sack," said be pointing to the one hanging in frontof him, "is (all of the goods deeds of others." V V "It must be a pretty heavy weight to carry," observed Number One. "There you are mistaken," replied the stranger; "the weight Is only such as sails are to a snip or wings to an eagle. It helps me onward." .Well, your sack behlng can be of little good to you," said Number Two, 'for It appears to be empty, and I see It has a great bole In the bottom of it." "I did It on purpose," said the stanger, "for all the evil I bear of peo ple I put In there and it falls through and is lost. So you lee, I bave no weight to drag me down or backward." One of the Boer envoy Is quoted a aying, when informed of the fall of Pretoria: "Pretoria was well fortinea, but our general saw tbat it was use less to stand the siege when they bad hot 5,000 men to combat tbe enemy' 00,000." ' Send your orders for Job printing to the Democrat-Stab office. Good work guaraotecd. THE COUNTRY IS SAFE. New York Son. He was a rather raw specimen of the country yap. but he stepped into the presence of the editor with the usual confidence of a free American citizen. Excuse me," be said, after the ordi nary salutations, "but will you tell me to the bestof your knowledge and abil ity If this country Is goto' to take in the Philippines?" "There Is nothing else to do," re plied the editor. "How about Porty Reeky?" "That's settled as one of us." "And the Sandwich Islands?" "In witb us ton." "How about Cuby?" "That will belu by and by." "And Guam and the scatter! n a?" "All in or heard from." "And are we goin' to have the same Old Star Spangled Banner?" "The same." "And the same old A merican eagle?" "The Bamo." "And the name old Fourth of July?" "Just the same." "And the same old Uncle Sam?" "A little taller and wider out, that's all." "And the same old constitution and by-laws?" "Exactly." "And the same old great and glorl ous republic?" "The same, only more so." 4,Mucli obleeged," he said, starting out. "They wanted me to run for consta. ble down in my country, but I didn't want to put my card in the paper and whack up to till 1 knowed more about what sort of a government I wasgoln to git mixed up with." "Oh, the country Is all right," said the editor, encouragingly. "I reckon," he hesitated a moment "you wouldn't object to guaranteed that the pallajiutu of our liberties wasn't goin' to be jostled nor shook on Its underpinnlo', would you?" "Notatall." "Much obleeged, much obleeged.and If I ain't a constable after the returns come in It'll be because there's a cog dropped in the gudgeons of State, that's all. Good morn in'," and he passed out more breezily than he had come in. CATECH ETICALLY. Who Is nobody? A prominent woman's husband. What Is gossip? 4 A deadly gas that is often fatal to friendship. What isdlvorce? An epitaph carved upon love's tomb stone. Who is the undertaker? The man who follows tbe medical profession. What is matrimony? A sort of trust for the protection of infant Industries. What is Insomnia? Something tbat keeps a wife awake until her husband comes home in tbe morning, What Is tact? A woman's ability to make friends by laughing at men's stupid Jokes? Who is a spinster? A woman who wouldn't marry if she could, and couldn't if she would. What is a kiss? A simultaneous contraction of the mouth and enlargement of the heart. What is faith? Tbe thing tbat makes bald-headed men Invest in a bottle of bair restorer. What Is a bigamist? ' A fool man wbo thinks he can man age more than one woman at a time. What is marriage? The fatal termination of tbe disease called love. Illustrating the Stoky. "Shon, mine son," said a worthy German emi grant to his hopeful heir of ten years, whom he heard using profane lan guage, "shon, mine son, come nere, and I vlll dell you a liddle stories. Now, mine son, shall it be a drues story, or a makes-believes?" "Oh, a true story of course, answered John. "Ferry fell, den. There vas vnnce a gnot, nice oldtsbentleman(shnost like me). Andt von day he heard his son shwearing like a young Allan as be vas. So he vent to tbe vlnkie (onrner)and donk out cane, shoost as I am tolng now, and be took ter little rascall by collar (dia way, you see), and volloped blm, shoost ol Andt den, mine tear son, he bull hi car dis way, and mack hi face dat way, and tell him to do rollout hi supper, shoost as you will do dliefenlng. "-London Tld-Bits. It has been charged, and never de nied, that Gov. MoLaurln wa the in stigator of this primary, in order to avoid holding a .State convention threby making it impossible to adopt a platform that would suit Senator- elect McLaurln or Senator Sullivan, who differ on ' national lsue. Ho- Comb City Enterprise. OF INTEREST TO TAXPAYERS. Section 3757 of the Annotaed Code of Mississippi is as follows: "Every person, resident or non-resi dent, whether corporate or otherwise, and tbe agent of such non-resident, having money loaned at interest in this State, or employed in the purchase or discount of bonds, notes, bills, checks, or other securities for money, or employed in any kind of trade or business, shall be taxable for the same in the county In which such person may reside, or have a placeof business, or be tempoarlly located at the time of tbe assessment; and if any such person fail or refuse to give in such money on oath, or if the assessor has cause to believe that such person has not ren- dendered a true account of all such money, be shall assess to the person such amount as he shall have reason to believe correct, according to the best information he can procure; and he shall forward to the party or his agent, in writing, a notification of the assessment having been made. And the assessor is authorized to address written Interrogatories many agentor any non-resident, or to any other per son, for the purpose of obtaining such information, and to require written answers th ;reto on oath, which oath the assessor is authorized to adminis ter; and if any person, being so Inter rogated, shall refuse to answer the in terrogatories, on oath, within a reas onable time, he shall be liable to pay the sum of five hundred dollars, to be recovered by action in the name of the county for the use of the county; and it shall be the duty of the assessor to cause sucli suit to be brought." THE SCHOOL FUND. Next November the electors of the State will vote upon an amendment to section 206 of tbe State constitution. The amendment is in relation to the distribution of the common school fund. It reads: "There shall be a county common school fund, which shall consist of the poll tax, to be retained in the counties where the same is collected, and a State common school fund, to be taken from the general fund In the State treasury, which together shall be sufficient to maintain the common schools for the term of four months in each scholastic year. But any county or separate school district may levy an additional tax to maintain the schools for a long er time than the term of four months. The State common school fund shall be distributed among the several coun ties and separate school districts in proportion to the number of educable children in each, to be determined from data collected through the office of the State superintendent of educa tion in the manner to be prescribed by law." The supreme court In the case of the Noel amendment decided that a meas ure of tbat character would have to receive a majority of the votes cast to vest it with legality. The same rule will apply in the case of the amend ment changing the school fund distri butlon. HOLINESS CAMP MEKTINQ. The Board of Manager of the South Mississippi Holiness Camp have decided to change the time of camp meeting from October to August. The meeting this year will begin August Sd and rnn till August 13th, Rev. J. L. Morrill, of Catersvllle, Ga., has been engaged to lead the meeting. Other efficient work ers will be present. Public tent will furnish meals at 25 cents, and will have on hand fruits, melon and horsefeed. There will be sleeping tents for those desiring lodging. Usual reductions in railroad fare. We promise you a pleas ant and profitable time. Good preaching and sweet singing. Come and be with us. E. MILES, President. A. B. Saucier, Secretary, "Old" Cuffle is out in the field work ing the cotton and the corn. In the vast majority of cases "old" Cuffle is all right, and if we had to deal only with blm there would, hardly be any race problem to solve. " It is tbe "young" Cuffle who Is the cause of the trouble the ' young negro who has grown up since tbe war. He wears store-bought clothes, smoke cigars, and carries a walking cane. He is the fellow who makes the race problem. There has been little change compara tively in the old ante-bellum negro. He Is the same old humble, faithful darky now that he was before bis free dom! It I In rare instance that he get Into trouble. The negro ha made progress, but it has been In the wrong direction. Columbus (Ga.) Enquirer Sun. ' ' ' A Missouri editor ha hit upon a plan to keep subscriptions paid up, which takes the cake. Every time a delinquent subscriber Is BMtiouei i hi paper hi name it tivortr!- lor example: "foqu fouae and wife are encoding a few day In Chicago. Every other eubeeriber understand what this mean, and then I a rush to itu "rich aWa up" again. Think . re will try tie utj iodic: rlia. PAY FOR CONFEDERATE HORSKH. It Is not probable that many Con federates who were owners of the horses they rode were deprived of them at the surrender. The order of Geu. : Grant permitting tbe men to retain their horses was generally carried out, and no complaint was made at the time of any violation of that order. It may be, however, that there were many cases of such a violation and It is right tbat the government should pay for such horses. The New York News says: "There is probably not a veteran of the Northern armies who will be grudge to the Confederate soldier the small boon voted by congress of pay ment for horses and other personal ef fects surrendered at Appomatox. The money thus paid is not a gift. It is in discbarge of a debt, for under the term arranged between Geo. Grant and Gen. Lee the Confederates were allowed to retain their personal effects, side arms and horses. This condition was not fulfilled not because the United States government wished to do any injustice to the brave men wbo fought under Lee until utter exhaustion com pelled a surrender, but probably be- . cause the captured forces were almost in a starving condition, and they and their horses had to be succored imme diately by our army, and the horses re mained in the custody of the Federal , forces. "It is to be hoped that any money to bepaidoutlotheConfederate veterans will be promptly disbursed. They fought with a bravery which did honor alike to them and to their Northern antagonists for the cause they believed to be right, and every true American is proud of the valor showu by the South as well as the North in the greatest of civil wars. It is all over. The shades of old-time animosity are dead. The Northern and Southern veterans are getting nearer and nearer the last resting place of all, and it would be a narrow mind indeed that would deny to either of them any com fort that the nation can lawfully be ssow.'1 Mr. Mo. D. Mcllwain bad a terrapin In his possession Monday and on its shell was the following Inscription: "Mr. Mc. D. Mcllwain, 1878." Mr. ' Mcllwain says he remembers well tbe morning he cut the inscription twenty four years ago. ITe was plowing in a field near his house, and he plowed the terrapin up out of the ground and sat down and cut the letters. The same terrapin was found nine years later, and again released. Both times it was found in the locality, not 200 yards from the original place that it was dis covered twenty-four years ago. Stark- vllle Times. Tbe appolntmen of Hazel, a ward, politician of Buffalo, N. Y., as judge of tbe United States district court, has brought out the charge which has been , admitted tbat be received a commission of 15,000 for selling a yacht to the government for 180,000 during the war. Other commissions were paid amounting to 115,000, and after the war was over the government tried in vain to sell the yacht for 125,000. This only a sample of Republican extrava gance. A boy say in his essay on hornets: "A hornet is the smartest bug tbat flies. He comes when he please, and goes when he gets ready. One way a hornet shows bis smartness is by at tending to his own business, and mak ingevery body who Interferes with him wish they had done the same thing. When a hornet stings a fellow he knows it, and never stops talking about it as long as his friends will listen. One day a hornet stung my pa (my pa is a preacher) on the nose, and he did not do any pastoral visiting for a month without talking about that hornet." Our Dumb Animal. The president 1 said to be extremely superstitious io politics. He wants to fight the campaign of 1900 on a near tbe same lines as those of 1896 as pos sible. He wants to go back to Canton and have the grass trampled down again by visiting delegations. ; He want to do the same old thing over again for luck. Alas, there has been so much new matter since 1896 that Mr. McKlnley cannot halt realize his dream. His managers got the people scared four vears ago about what the Democrat would dolt they gained the election. Now they are In high state of alarm about what the Republican administration has already done.-Cln-cinnatl Enquirer. , In Italy, a In the British isles, tbe propagation of infectious diseases by oysters is now a recognized danger, and at various point on her coast par ticularly where populous seaport dis charge their sewage the oyster bad .have become neither more nor las than fever preserves. At Taranto tie alarm aroused by tbe suspected pre: gatkw not only of typhoid, hot cf O ' therm' by Its Jot!y ec!ct.-1 tr " ' baa led to the t:;s:r " ' - iniil(me;ii:;:.a"ft"