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' "res fkfA i f i I u 'i iv.t. p K. MAYERS, Proprietor. LOVE FOR OUK FRIENDS; COURTESY FOR ALL; FEAR FOR A ONE. Terms Two Dollars per Year in Advance. VOLUME 56. SCRANTON, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1900, NUMBER 35. lA-TrVtVfW ft h - 11 I - a. ' V m Hi n a . ' Jackson County Officials. .air-Arthur II. Smith. BOAHD Of iOPEBVUOBH. ,. .... Brown, preaidcnt: Simeon George, K. C. c iS I AndreW tLlM'"- 8 BOABD Of HEALTH. ... . M,,,.r, president; 1. P. Delmas secret Vwiwinrei; M. M. Evan., B. F. Duke. quar- rjSB COURTS. THE REBULMR TERMS. Circuit Court 2nd Dist. THAD A. WOOD, Judge. WALTER A. WHITE, DISTRICT ATTOBRgy, k. lunn A yimA ttSrf fArt River th. third Mon- . iw vilv of January end July nnd continue ifftbnurTin Anennu """J Inlh.coiintvof Clarke on th tecond Monday ,f Frtranrv and Ancuatanrt continue twelve day bltoeountvofjaaptron Hit flr.t Monday of March iinawpiciiii'rri, -- - InthaeonntV of Greene no the ln Monday of u,,,', anil September indcontlnne tlx days. Inttaemntv of Hancock on the fourth i Monday .( Ilav and November and continue tlx days. Intbe cemrtv of llarrlaon on thetecond Monday ( Mv ana November and continue tlx daye. In the rouniv of Jackaan on I lie fourth Mounday of April and October and continue tlx daya. Chancery Court 2dDist. s N. C. niLI., Chaxckllok, ; t. .L.nnfv nf Fcarl Rirertn the flrat .., ....I I.ilv mid continue all dayi in thmtv of Marion flrt, distriot on At ionii Honda? of January and July and continue m diva In thf aecond diatrict on the thinl Monday of January and Jtly and continue aix n ihd ronntr of Hancock On the fomlh Monday .JaananandJiilyaud contiuue aixdaya. lntheebnnty of Harriaon on the flrat Monday jftoraarynml Auguatand contlnno aix daya. fnlh. county of Jackaon on the aecond Monday f February arid Anguat and conntlnne six daya. In the county of Wayne on thetecond Monday of June and December and continune tlx days. In the comity of Jonea on the flrat Monday of Mirth and Sontember and continue ail day. In the county of Jaane on the aecond Monday jf March and September nnd continue aix daya. In the county of Perrv held In Ancuata, the Fmit district on the third Monday of March and aVptrmberand continue aix day. In the town of Hatlloatnirp. the aeoond dlatrlut nn the the flrat Monday of June and December and continue aix diva. tn tlicrnuntv of Smith nn the fourth Monday ef March and September anil continue aix daya. In the county of Covington ou the fourth Mnn dai of April and October anil continue aix daya. In the county of Greene on Thnraday after the mind Monday of Aptil mid October null continue three dva. In the county of Newton on the flrat Monday of April anil November and continue aix daya, n trio county of Lauriordale on the flrat Uon dar or Shy mid November and continue twenty, four dava. In the comity of Clarke on the third Monday vt April and November and continue aix days. SEASHORE RESORT. i.g.-.j4;-Si., ON PASCACOULA BAY. This Motol has a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico. Picturesque Scenery. Hurf nnd Bait HnlhliiK. I'usurpiisaRd Fishing und Boating, Open the Your Hound. Ouaine Un excelled. Wine free at Dinner. I Ems $2 pei lay, ,10 a week, W a montn. tllS. BOSTER, Proprietor, Pasoaajaula, Miss. Special rates to families. April 6. ItiOO. 8-m '"""'nimiummutoUiiuumiuimuu'H J.M.CIRL0T, DEALEK IN Choice Groceries AND North Paeoagoula Street. Scranton, Mihs. m.i9oo. ai.jm Vouyif qpd Jcriiil AtUntxm lo nil Ordert. aaajr F. F. Grotz & Co., WHOLESALE Grain, Produce AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS Quick Sales and Prompt Cash Roturni, 21 South Commerce Street, , p- 0. Box X& April 20, 1900. Mobile, Mm. 104m For Nice, Clean, Quick Work, SEND TO THE Peeress Laundryr MOBILE, ALA. TIME - TABLE. LOUISVILLE NASHVILLE R. H. , ; ooreo BAST. No. 9 Leave New Orleant at 7:t3 n. m. Ar- ivea at Scranton at 10:69 p. m. Arrive iu Mobile it 13:06 a. m. Mo. 4, Leave New Orleana at 11.15 a. m. Ar rive, at rlcranton at 2:07 p. tn. arrive at Mobile at a; 12 p. m. No. C Leavea New Orleana at 1.55 a. m. Ar rive at 8oranton at 11:26 a. m. Arriro at Mobile t 13:40 p. m. O01NO WE8T. No. 1. Leavea Mobile 1:43 D. m. Arrive at Boranton 2:59 p. m. New Orleana, 0:36 p. m. no. a. L.avna Jioone 3: id a. m. Arrive at Scranton 4:21 a. in. New Orleana, 7:40 a. m. No. S. Leavea Mobile at 4:31 p. m. Arrivea at Scranton 5:31 p. m New Orleana, 1:80 p, in. iu eneci iuue . ibiw, .InuN II. Sasta Obits. Agent. Scranton Business Directory. QMITH'jJ BAKERY & BBSTAUBANT, O By Mre. Jas. Smith. Meals on short notice. Also furnish Wedding Cakes on orders. n H. DELMAS, 81HPPRR ok OYST1SB8 AND FISH. A LOON A SALOON, M. V. B. Carey, Proprietor, Fine Wines, Liquors, Cisurs nnd Tobacco. CKANTON SHIP YABD, Geo. Freurz, Proprietor, Vessels Biiiltund Repaired. JOHN FOSTEB & SON. Gulf Oysters, Fish und Klirimp. t,(SPBOrEMIIAL.j A G. MAYERS. lEx-Judue 8th DUtriot.) ATTOBNEV-AT-LAW, Brandon. Mltaiamippi. T. M. Miller, J.I.Ford, 824 Common st., New Orleans. Bcranton, Miss Miller & ford, ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW, Will !nrnctlne In Jackson. Harrison. Han cock and ad joining counties. Office 8-J4 Com mon street. New Urelnns, La. ana Bcranton state Bank. Scrnnton, Miss. w. it. uksxt. w. h. woons. JJENNY & WOODS, ATTORNEYS & OODVSKLOltS AT LAW, Boraiiton. ACisa. Pract ice lu all the courta of the Seonnd Judicial District. OUice in Frederic building. 0, H. Wood, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW, Moan Point, Mi... Practices In all the enurta nf Jackann Harrlsoa. Hancock. Perry and Urecne. Qhas. S. Meriwether. ATTORNEY - AND COUNSELOR AT LAW Soranton. Miaa. Offloe In the Prederic hulldlno'. neap eourr- house. H, Bloomfleld.4 ATTORNEY AND COUNSEELOR AT LAW, Soranton. Atiaa. Will nrautlce in all the rnnrta nf the Hen. ond Judicial District Office in Scranton State Burnt nuiiatng. R. D, WlGQINTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Ooean Spring,, Miat. Will nractlce In the eonntles of Jackson and Harrison. Office In N ill bnildiug. second floor. E. A. Clark, ATTORNEY AT LAW, - Ooean Springa. Afist TftE BURLINGTON ROUTE. Now Throunh Trains to Portland. Pudget Seupd, ''TQ UURI.lNuTON NoRTURHN I'AClFICl r.XHKaaa.' no. i, trom ri. i.ouis. at:ui a. in. for Kansas City, St. Joseph, Northwestern Nebraska. Black Hills. Wyoming, Montana. ...... I . 'I'.. Q.H,,I I) .. im finiln ..miiiiiKHHIi j i.i . mi r. cmauutc. . u,i. . '..u .... and Portland, Oregon, via Billings, Montana the short line ana time saver to tne u pper Northwest. To the Puget Sound In 77 hours. Through coaches, chair cars (seats free), standard sleepers and dining .cars with thro' tourist sleepers irom Kansas uuy. inis is the main traveled route St. Louis to the Northwest. Number A. "Nebraska-Colorado Express." mid day train from St. Louis for Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Pacific, Coast! one night to Denver. Also for St. Paul, Minneapolis and beyond, No. 15, at 8:45 p. m., St. 'Louis to Kansas City. Omaha, St, Joseph, Kansas, Nebraska. Colorado. Utah, t'aclilc Coast, via Denver, also to the Northwest Montana, Washing ton, Oregon, via Lincoln und Willing. 1'iease write: N. MERRILL. L. W. WAKKLEY, Gen. So. Agt., N. Pryor St., Oen. Paaa. Agt. A tl ant ii, O a. St. Louis, Mo. HOWARD ELLIOT, General Manager, St. Louis, Mo, Ifnwersity 0T Mississippi. Twentv-twn schools In Dennrtment of Hitl- ence, Literature and the Arts; professional courses in i,aw, uiectricai engineering, ctvu engineering. Tuition Free tn n.en and women exocnt In Law School. All expenses very low. Attractive location. Perfect sanitation. Complete water and aewnr avateuia. klectrlo lighting and steam heating. Purest deep well water. Bummer term. June 12 to July 25, lvoo. Session of ' -01 opens Heptenioer is. r or special in -Ji"011' ",1 r!b. FULTON. Chancellor. mayoralty, m is. July 13, ItOO. 4 22-m JNO. J. REIMER. SilLiHD 117KIXG HIKER and RIGQER. ar Loft Upstalraover No. 21 South Commerce St.. Reeldence, JM South Claiborne 8t - Mobile, Ala. Your Patronnre Seapeetftilly solicited ttood work sod Hood Ksterial. Editorial and Otherwise. Kosevelt's wife hair is cut short. Kissing Is going out of fashion. Good manners can never intrude. Dishonest advertising does not pay. A woman's ago is an imaginary quan tity. . ' . The earth is a turner and the eun is a tanner. Danger cannot be surmounted without danger. In many households the real boss is the baby. The motorman on the electric car Is a non-conductor. Women anxious to marry will take any sort of a man. Where, there's a will there's always one or more lawyers. There is no telling what an ofllee-Boek- er wiH do to g1 et office. A short story is like a bobtail horse ; the tail is not continued. Ill-gotten gains never does the recip ient any permanent good. A pool-room without red liquor and other trimmings does not pay. A true gentleman will not resort to low down trickery to get gain. Wise is the man who pays for what he gets, and gets what he pays tor. A man's sins seldom finds him out un til after his neighbors expose him. Beware of the bottle, especially if it is broken and you are a bicycle rider. In the country they call fun wicked ness; in the city they call wickedness tun. A fool is sometimes called a harmless fellow when he can do more mischief than a knave. An insignificant person is always tell lug you he possesses what he thinks you cannot see. A woman has queer ideas of economy When peaches are down she proceeds to put them np. A cynio is a person who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. The more one boasts of his hlood the further it is necessary to remove your self from him. Women probably likfijiables because they cry so much without knowing what is the matter with them. ' The average youth would rather come into a ready-made fortune than to be come a self-made man. Experience is a sort of compass that a man seldom thinks of consulting until after he has lost his way. A great man is seldom taken at his true value, but lots of others sell out for more than they are worth. When a man talks about himself when you want to talk about yoarself, he is, of course, a conceited fool. An evil vagabond if left to his own ex ertions will walk to hell give him mon ey and he will ride there. Do not tell people you have good birth and great connections each man, re spects his own discoveries. . Ho tar as our recollection goes, high collars and hot weather hadn't formed a trust when Job was on earth. If a woman has a remarkably pretty face and figure it is only the women who notice that she also has big feet. If a woman is Jealous of her husband it usually keeps her so busy that she hasn't much time for anything else. An author spoils all when ho tries to do too much; the advertiser does the same when he tries to say too much. The success of the advertising depends on the store as much as the success of the store dopends on the advertising, Society is divided into two parts those who subscribe for a paper and those who take their neighbor's paper. The Boston Herald is of the opinion that Orover Cleveland has a large and elegant company in his deep perplexity. A young man may dislike to hear a pretty girl whistle, but he never objects to the kissable pucker she gets on ber mouth. It is said that a lie will go much far ther than the truth, but in nine cases out of ten the sender has to pay the freight, - Krueger Is virtually a prisoner in Lou- renzo Marques. The Portugese Gover nor has prohibited hiin from making speeches. The best business is stimulated by ad vertlslng, and the best known and most successful business men are the biggest advertisers. The latest New York Press contains "The Reflections of a Bachelor" as fol lowsi "There is no good husband but a dead husband. Shakspeare, among his many Illusions to the sweetness, the innocence and the helplessness of the lamb, only once cites it as an article of food. December 7th has been fixed as the day when Jim Howard Is to be hanged In Kentucky and thereby pay the pen alty (or the part he took in the murder of Ooyernor Goebel. Bryan; very effectually punctured the Bepublican solicitude for the colored man when he said, "The Republican parly has taken the negro for thirty years to the office door and then tied him on the outside." Another misfortune has befallen a de tachment of onr troops la the Philip pines, end a gallant Mississippi captain, Dsyereaux Shields, with ail hit compa ny was raptured, killed or wounded, and the gunboat oonYeyloi them musing, DA TBUEAK OY THE FARM. There are tonga for tbote who liatcn Jnat at daybreak, on s farm. While the dewdropa glow and glisten And the duwn cloud add their charm. Ucntle lowing from the stable, While the patient cattle wait For the Ailing of their table j - Plaintive bleating from the gate, Where the theep have flocked together; Merry cackling from the pent, . Where, In eplte of wind and weather, Music Alia the throats of hen. There are neighing low and tender, There are wblnnlea of delight, -And the pig their tributt render For another peaeefnl nlgfit. There are tonga for those who love them, Potent both to cheer and charm "i All about, below, above them, Jntt at daybreak on the farm. " WHAT IS GOOD SOCIETY? BY IIELEN LEACH REED. Man is naturally gregarious. Only in exceptional cases docs he care lo walk through lite holding himself aloof from his fellows. Yet his com panionship with others is often so far from helpful, either to him or tliera, that the question sometimes arises. To what extent aliuuld the social In stinct be eocournuedV For althoriKh the society of intelligent and refined people is worth uttainin, we do not always see our way clear to the socie ty that is "best" in the highest sense. Now, as a general thing In a small village the church always seems to be the natural meeting ground for rich and poor, for the cultivated and the uncultivated. Isay "Unchurch," but I mean the churches. Herein lies much of the difficulty. It is almost impos sible in some small communities to make the worshipers at the Congrega tional shrine believe that there is equal virtue in their fellnw-citlzens of the Unitarian faith; nor are thepis copalians ready to he weighed in the same scales with Methodists or Bap Lists. In improving society the church must be reckoned with llrst of all, and an attempt must be marie tn show that not all the intelligent pciplcof the village are members the Unitarian Church, nor all the truly pious in the Congregational Church, or vice versa, if you will have it. The person who would bring about social reform Is apt to be a slrangcr in the village which he would Improve, so unless be puts himself in the back ground an.d uses great tact in indi rectly bringing about the desired changes he will more than likely in volve himself In trouble. Since there are few villages indeed that stand In raw need of external Improvement, I doubt In the beginning that anything better than a village improvement society could be devised to bring to gether the men and women of differ ent views, political and religious; for it is along these two lines that the society of most villages ranges itself. So after the call has been Issued for the proposed society a good proportion of the one thousand inhabitants, more or less, will begin to wonder what there is to do in the nature (41 Improv ing the village, and by the time the meeting is held twenty t men und women will have very definite Ideas on the subject. Before the meeting the reformer must have held in formal con sultations with some of'.'the jnore prominent men and women In the vil lage. Of course, lie has. been careful never for a moment to let them think that he intends to act as reformer. This as I have vaid, will be a fatal mistake. Secure, however, of the sympathy of the best people in the community, our reformer may go ahead. As a com mittee, to manage tho meeting he makes sure of the presence of the clergymen, of one or more of the prominent women in each church, and of the richest man In the neighbor hood, be he church member or not. The reformer and his special friends need not be discouraged If only a small portion to whom Invitations have been sent are present at the meeting. Those who attend will Include a ma jority of the intelligent, and when it Is once understood that the village im provement society is not a philanthro pic scheme of patronizing intent its numbers will Increase. The success of the experiment depends on the in terest and enthusiasm of the few well- equipped persons who belong lo it. 1 mean well equipped in the way of knowledge and willingness to help others. Now, it must bo remembered that from our point of view a village lm pruvementsoclety is intended notonly to add to the beauty of the village, but to Increase the social graces of the people. In forming the committees, of which . there will naturally be a number In our improvement society, care should be taken to have them large enough In each case to bring to gether persons of varying capacities and of diverse social position. Even If the Improvement In the direction of good roads, of more artistic gar dens, of an increased number of shade- tree, my not be Immediate, the time pent la the discussion of the ways to accomplish the objects of the society will not have been wasted, fur grad ually there will develop among the vil lage people an Interest In things es thetic, which in time will fit them for a more constant association with the more refined and Intelligent persons living in the village. The London Kyrle Society and the Stockbridge Village Improveraent'Soclety are good models for other to follow. . Out of the village improvement so ciety will radiate various other inter ests for the village people. Under the leadership, perhaps, of the village dector may be stirtfl a little club lo look into the questiQnofisanitary sci ence, and the attention of members may be gradually focused on some sanitary tils of the village, to which gradually remedies may be applied. After the village improvement so ciety the villago library may be the next subject to consider for the asso ciation of intelligent and refined peo ple. It is only begging the question to say the village under consideration has no free library. It has books, or at least some oue in tho place has books. Surely there are two or three liberal-minded persons who will lend, if not give, some of t heir books to form the nucleus of a library, and there are others who will subscribe enough money to increase the colle& tlon. Now Install these in some cen trnl building a dwelling-house if the town building Is not available; but better the latter, so that all citizens may feel free to. "drop in" for books whenever they are so inclined. ii me horary cannutue open every day, have it open two afternoons and evenings, with an intelligent librarian in charge,. If there is nut money for a salary, volunteers can surely be found to take a librarian's duties for a week at a time, if not for longer, Now, the lending of books is not the only function of the library. In those fortunate places where there is a small hall near the library occasional leu lures may be given on some subject of current interest. The lecturer need not be imported, but can easily be chosen from the better educated of rtie village people one who has made some research along a special line The lecture should be more in the nature of informal talk, and if it leads those who listen to it to take part in a general discussion, so much the better A loan collection of pictures may from time to time be huug on the walls of the room where the books are kept. In these days of universal pho tography that would be an exceptional village without one or two good ama teur photographers, or one or two per sons who in thecourseof their travels have brought back collections of pic tures purchased in other lands. Fail ing In these, there are in the country some circulating libraries of pictures to which, under certain conditions, small communities may have access. Skillful hands can make good picture collections by cutting from the better illustrated magazines and newspapers tho best Illustrations, which, to be effective, should be mounted on stiff pasteboard and fastened to the wall by the harmless tacks sold for this purpose. As the literary clubs in general, Chautauqua or University Extensions will usually bo more helpful to the people of a small village than a club of indefinite aini.unlcss there bs iu the village one or two persons willing to devote time and energy to organize and direct them. In our plans the lighter elements of social life must be provided for. A dramatic society, even though t he re sulting performances arc not unsur passable, is well worth while in a small town or village. It seldom hap pens that there is not some one of good elocutionary powers who could have a general oversight of the work of the cluh. The singing society, too, has Its part, and in these days of a widening knowledge of good music such a Bociety may have a thoroughly broadening and refining Influence. But in any village there are many per sons, especially among the younger men and women, who long for a little more enllvenment In their social life. There are few communities now in which dancing Is wholly tabooed, and therefore tho general sentiment would not be opposed to a series of assemb lies held at regular intervals. The Ideal village assembly would draw no social lines, though there might be an ago limit, and the size of the hall might tend to limit the numbers. An occasional uftornoon tea by one of the ladiesof tho villago accustomed to the usage of larger places will also tend to develop tho social character istics of the quiet mothers of families whoso Interests have been restricted to their owu households. But all these things are tho merest Indica tions of what may be done to bring about a kindly association among those who otherwise might be held apart trom a certain habit of isola tion. Obsorve that I have said nothing of association In school or chuch work I assume that none of the suggestions I have made can interfere in any way with tbe meetings, social and religi ous, of the different churches. In school matters In a small town or vil lage there are not generally those op portunities fur association work that are offered in the larger town. The Woman's Home Couipaniou. , ONE OF INUALL'S GEMS. 'Kansas exchanges are now engaged In K.tn,in . - ,111 lane lit , nrjuuuill. a u nil CI mil la printing gems from the tongue and V 1 "1 it- j , , 1 J- t 1 1, m. '.1. for enjoy ng the new and grand pri pen of John J. IngalhjThe follow- Wl. ing masterpiece is from the oration delivered by him at the grave of the late Congressman John N. Burns: ''In the democracy of death all men at last are equal. There Is neither rank nor .station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave. At this fatal threshold the philosopher ceases to be wise and the songs of the poet are silent. Dives relinquished bis mil lions and Lazarous bis rags. The poor man Is as rich as the richest, and the rich as poor as the paupee, Th3 cred itor loses his usury and the debtor is acquitted of his obligation. There the proud man surrenders his digni ties, the politician his honors, the worlding his pleasures, the invalid needs no physician and the laborer rests from his unrequitted toil. Here at last Is nature's final degree in equi ty. The wrongs of time are redressed, injustice is explained, the irony of fate is refuted, the unequal distribu tion of wealth, honor, capacity, pleas ure and opportunity, which make life so cruel and inexplicable a tragedy, ceases in the realm of death. The strongest there, has no supremacy and the weakest needs no defence. The mighty captain succumbs to tbe in vincible adversary who disarms alike the victor and the vanquished." The Washington Post, speaks disre' spcctfuily of the licpulilican candi date for Vice President. It intimates that he is unmannerly and unclean in his usual personal appearance. It says that "his dirty shirt, his li igged trouses, his three days' lieanl)(ais gen eral make-up of toughness, his gleam ing teeth and his Baxter street som brero," (that means his slouch rough rider hat) were proper for his tour in the hronuhu country. In a Dakota town a hundred or so cowboys joined in a procession in honor of Roosevelt. The Post describes the display as "a bucking, .snorting and hilarious de monstration," and add: "Roosevelt finds his best and only 'barkers' in the reirion of the staked plains nnd the dog towns of the niiiMle wnytern de sert, lie can't fool anybody this side of Omaha, but in the alkali region he makes his heavy hit," And this is from tho accepted organ of Washing ton business and social life! HOME FOLKS PREFERRED. Small Margaret had said her pray ers, and her mamma was tucking her in to leave her lo her slumbers,' when the child begged ihat mamma would not leave her alone. "Why, Margaret," said mamma, soothingly, but, surprLsed nt this un expected demand, "you know you are never alone, for (iod is always with you." "Yes," replied the small maiden doubtfully, "I know; but, mamma, I'd rather have some of my own rela tions. Woman's Homo Companion. An Illinois paper contains tho fol owlng comprehensive "ad:" "I take great pleasure in announcing to the people of Wellington and the sur rounding country that I have pur chased the J. N. Barritt stock of furniture and will not only enlarge the stock but will put In a full line of undertaker's goods. I am a licensed embalmer and will attend calls night and day. Will furnish 11 funeral car when desired. I also do all kinds of repairing and make screens. I am also an attorney and notary public and will give legal advice and draw legal miners of nil kinds. Farm loans a specialty. 1 solicit u share of your patronage and Invite you to call and getaqualnted. , Robert Mell, Welling ton, 111." The Stale Auditor and Treasurer were busy during the day balancing the books for tbe fiscal year and all accounts were found to be correct to Ihe penny. The treasury now lias about $000,000 In cash on hand. The annual statement Is now being com piled and will bo completed next week. The Washington Post recalls the fact that the House of Representa tives by a practically unanimous vote passed a very stringent pieco of anti trust legislation; but it was pigeon holed by the Senate. The Senato Is overwhelmingly Republican, and Ills therefore the most obedlejit servant of tho trusts and pirates. Tho Nica ragua canal bill was killed In the same way as the anti-trust law. it - was smothered to death. The Democrats expect to make strong gains in tho next Congress. A BEAUTIFUL STORY. The narrative below, pathetic and sweet, is not the only one or the kind in the South. It is found in the Sa vannah 6a.) News: The death of Charlotte Stewart at Fort Mill, S. C, ends a pathetic chap tea in the history of Southern slaves. Charlotte was n slave in the family of Capt. H. D. Massey for fifty years, and when the civil war ended she refused to take her freedom. To all overtures v- ileges made by husband, children nnd friends, she replied: "I dwell among mine own people." This siafeof af fairs continued until 1880, wlien her husband and children having arrang- ed to move to Arkansas, the old wo man, obeyiug the command of one and the entreaties of the other, gave up tier life's work and went West. Char, lotte had nursed three generations of Masseys and there were tears and grief at her going. In Arkansas Charlotte's children prepared and gave her more comforts than many of the race enjoy, but a month ago the "dist ant voices calling" grew so loud that the old woman had to obey them. The entreaties of her children were of no avail. She must go back to the "old plantation." She wrote to the Masseys and money was sent for her passage. When the littlMild black 'Mammy" rpached Fort Mill her reception was that of a long absent and beloved member nf the family.' Everything was done for Iht comfort. But she had come back home to die. A few days after arriving typhoid fever de veloped, and through hei illness, occu pying 11 room in the Massey mansion, she received nursing and care as that of a relative. Two of the most prominent gentle men in the I'liuitiinniiy. with six grandsons of the senior Massey. were theliall hearers. Children of the Massey connection carried flowers and covered tin1 grave. I Mrs. Massev, a delicate lady,' seven ty-four years old, arose from her sick bed and attended the fum-rnl. The Rev. Dr. .1. II. Thornwcll preached the funeral sermon at Ihe Massey home, and the I urial was in the family In closure. Near the spot, where this old slave rests is the only monument in the country to "The faithful slaves of the Confederacy." A REFUGE FOR CATS. Mrs. Leland Norton, president of the Chicago Cat Club, is preparing to establish an institution known as the Chicago Cat Refuge in that city. Mrs. Norton hopes to have her home for superanuated and friendless cats in operation by Oct. 1. After that time all sick and injured cats will be treat- ed in the hospital by skilled physi cians. The institution will be located at 4020 Grand boulevard, a most aristo cratic portion of Chicago. There also Mrs. Norton proposes to establish what she means to be the largest cat kennel in the world. She has at least forty cats of the Angora and Persian varieties, each with a long, blue-blood ed pedigree. She is shortly expecting at least tlfty more of these pets direct from the orient. In the hospital Mrs. Norton propo ses to have accommodations for every homeless and friendless cat in Chi cago. She says that she hopes any one living In that city and havhgan unneussary cat will nn longer turn It loose to pick up a precarious living in the streets, b ut bring it direct to th refuge, where a welcome and a saucer of milk await each friendless felince She has already received financial as sistance from philanthroplccat lovers, and intends to set apart Wednesday of each week as the day upon which the institution will be open to all in terested In her furry pets. The Lucedale Signal, started several months ago hy Rev. J. F. Bynum has given up the ghost. It died for want of sufficient patroniigf.Thl8 leaves only one paper in Greene county. t Chairman Campbell of the New York State commute says that New York will go for Bryan, greater New York giving him 80,000 majority. The Leakcsvillc Graphic has sus pended publication, owing to the fact that the editor, Y. D. WestfJeld has other business, that pays him bet ter. The Graphic wN years old. Mark Hanna tells f- their party Is in daijeirvat .a. aud Indiana, and they furirov. oucc. . . : , Bishop Galloway la one of the di rectors of the recently chartered Jack son, uoiumous- ana MorUieCtani Railroad. . A man re ay lira wICtou God kt;J without hope in tfct world, t-i tt does not like to die ttii ray. . Congressman Jot ' "-", tV betsi5,000onSr: 3 P ILi' 11 1, i .