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STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. To trb Public : The Legislature of Mississippi, by an act approved March 3d, 1900, au thorized ihti appointment of a Histori cal Commission of Ave memliers, "whose duty it shall be, under such - rules, regulations and plan of proced ure as It may ndopt, and without ex pense to the State for their labor, to make a full, detailed, and exhaustive examination of all sources and ma terials, manuscript, documentary, and record, of the history of Mississippi, from the earliest times, whether in the State or elsewhere." This Includes ''the records of Mississippi troops In all wars tn which they hare particl nated. and also of the location and present condition of battlefields, his toric houses and buildings, and other places and things of historic Interest and Importance In the State." The act also provides that the results of these Investigations shall be embodied in a "detailed report to the next scs slon of the Legislature with an ac count of the then condition of histori cal work In the State." This act, so Important to the best interests of Mississippi, was there- suit of a widespread sentiment on the part of the people of the State In favor of preserving and perpetuating the sources of their history, many of which aie being lust without any hope of recovery. The report is intended to convey fully and in detail, what historical materials are still In exist ence nnd whrrb they may be found with such other information about their condition, accessibility, subject matter, cte., as will form a basis for further legislative action on the sub ject. Under the authority of this act I have appointed the following gentle men as commissioners to discharge this arduous "labor of love" for the State: Dr. Franklin L. Riley, Uni versitv of Mississippi, Chairman; Col J. L. Power, Jackson, Mississippi Bishop Chas. Ii. Galloway, Jackson Mississippi: Hon. Gerard C. Brandon Hatchet, Mississippi and Prof. J. M White. Agricultural College, Missis sippi. These genlamen have entered upon the discharge of their duties with a full sense or the importance as well as the patriotic character of the task as signed to them. In order to give effi ciency to their efforts, I now appeal with confidence to the public press and to Mississippians and Investiga tors everywhere for aid and co-operation in this groat work. The dili gence and zeal of the commissioners will be of little avail in the discharge of their laborious duties, unless they meet with prompt assitance from those who have information bearing upon the history of the State. There arc Individuals In every part of Mississippi and in othcr.Siaies who have knowledge of facts that would be acceptable in this connection. There are thousands of half-faded manuscripts and mutilated publica tions old letters, papers, diaries, muster rolls, journals, notes, maps, books, etc. that would throw new light upon many of the dark places in our history and give a coloring to im portant facts which have faded out of the public mind. In the cellars, gar rets, or old trunks In homes of partici pants or their defendants In the vari ous wars in which the people of Mis sissippi have taken part, there still remains, half forgotten, perhaps, many valuable papers and relics of these struggles. The descendants of the early settlers of the State will, doubtless, find in some obscure corner of the old homestead many valuable historical materials that will amply reward their research. To all such I appeal with an earnestness begotten of the pressing needs of this great work undertaken by the Mississippi Historical Commission. By all means institute a close search without delay and report results to any member of the Commission, giving the location, extent, and present ownership of all such materials of which you may have any knowledge, or whicli may come within the range of your Inquiry. If the owners will consent to give them to the State Historical Society to be placed In its archives for preservation and for the use of future investiga tors, please notify the Chairman of the Commission of the same. I also bespi-ak for t ho Commission the aid and cu-opp iration of the pressor Mississippi, which is evi-r ready t re snoml to all effort to advance the honor and g'orv or the Slate. Mis-issiiiiil. in coiiiiiKMi with tin; other Smui heiii States, is entering up on a great historical renaissance and the people of the 8"iHli arc beginning to realize as never before that "there is nothing wrong with our history, but in the writing of it." The pur pose of the State Legislature and of the Histotleal Society In the creation and appointment of this Commission is to provide the most effective means for the correction of this defect. ' Correspondence should be directed to the Chairman or to any member of the Commission. With a sincere desire and a confl dent hope that this groat work will redound to the honor of Mississippi 1 am very fespoctfully, 1 STEPHEN D. LEE, President nr Mm Mississippi State Historical Society. "This blind man must be a sort of humorist." remarked the oculist, go ing over his mall. "What's up?" x . a . . wen uie asimant. "Why. I sent him my bill" replied the oculist, "ami Mra he has given me his note, pay able iL alohl laea. 33 BTABIiIBnBt) lBoa. O. RASDALT. J. I. FOHIK SGRflNTON r i i. TZ) 8. KOVBKK. Ctu'itrr. J. : ttKAX AixuUnt (ul,itr. ill 1 DALKE'S Live Oak WHISKEY ,5 SOFTENED BY AGE. Awarded Gold Medal at Atlanta Exposition, Is the best and purest Rye Whiskey sold in the South. SCRANTON, MISSISSIPPI. Capital Stock'Paid in, $50,000 00. Surplus & Net Undivided Profits. $14,000 00. J. p. W. STEWART, I'sshli'r Mw I'olnt lirmirh. J . LUNDY. Cashier Ocean Springs Iifiim'h. Transacts a general Hanking Business. Safety Deposit Boxes for rent, ranging in price from $4 to $7 per year. Interest paid on Time Deposits in uuavings Department, OFFICE HOURS: 9 A. M. TO 3 P. M. J. W. Stewart. Ed. Mitchell, August S. 1000. Slreotora t O Randall. O. M. Luce. J. 1. Kord. I' K. Muyera. F. J. Lundy. -ly R. F. BALKE & CO., Proprietors, CINCINNATI, U. S. A. Ordtrs mall-id to our hud office will bs 1W4 !ro oar Hanrt accredited distributor JulyUNO. 24-6ni Its Louisville -INSURANCE AGENCY, Over Two Hundred Million Fire Assets. For Mississippi Coast, office at Biloxi, Miss. Fire, Life, Accident, Employer's Liability and Steam Boiler Insurance. Representing the Strongest and Most Liberal Coiroanies in the World. .iverpiM.l Si. Lnmlnn & (ilnbe Insurance Company, of England, liovsl lnnranre Cumpsnv, of Liverpool, Unrland. I'hcrnli Inaiiranre company, or iimoKivn, stw mis. llartl'iml Insurance Company, of Hnrtfi.nl. Conn. Merhnnira & Trailers' Insurance Cmnnaiiv. New (Mean, La- North American Insurance Co.. of North Americ. Caledonian Insurance Co. Mutual Life, or Mew inrk, MottlshJ nion national, 01 acnuaim. Travelers' Accident lumirance Company, of Hartford. Coun. in nfthnL..v Miniit&nli.i have enimillprf with tlm lawa of the, State of Mississippi, thua nro- tectim: their natrons, besides contributing largely to the revenue of the State and county, by their own upocml liceuse, and that of their aimit. Loisses are Paid Cash without Discount without waiting thi usual Sixty Sayi, Onmiinr 19, 1900. 3G-1r Ml Ml The Great Through TRUNK LINE, BETWEEN CINCINNATI. LEXINGTON, LOUISVILLE. EVANSVILLE. ST. LOUIS, NASHVILLE, MEMPHIS, MOBILE MONTGOMERY. NEW ORLEANS, Without change unci with speed un rivaled, SlioM.est and yuicKest Route frot.i New Orleans, Mo bile and Montgomery to fjOnTH, f AST, I WEST MEETZ. IBACH & CO., WHOLESALE DEALERS IX- Wakaia) a Flour and Vegetables, No. 4 S Nos. 4 .N. Commerce St., WGJRJKr? flkH 4 AON. Front Sts., rUDiL.U.. nup. May 11. 1D00. P. U. LABUZAN, Traveling Salesman. 13-ly lUUUlUUUIUUlUUUIUiUUIlUUlUUWU" Pullman Cars without change to Nash ville, Louisville. Cincinnati, Chi cago, with but one change to all NORTHERN AND EASTERN CITIES. Through Coaches from Chattanooga and Nashville to St. Louis, connecting direct for Cities in the Northwest. IMM IGU ANTS Seeking homes on the line of this Road will receive special rates. See atrenis of this Company for rates routes, etc.. or vrite C. P. ATMORE. G. P. & T. A.. Louisville. Kv. Veil Fabiein, H.Lochte&Co., WHOLESALE GROCERS, importer of Coffee, Wines, Liquors, Nos. 319 to 325 Tchoupitoiilas, md 424 Natchez sts., NEW" ORLEANS. LA. inghst :n. 1JI00. 28-lv Steamships JOHN Y. MORGAN, Star Livery Stables, j DKtfSJf WOOD, COAL AND SHINGLES Kerosene and Lubricating Oils. Hauling Done on Short Notice. August 31. 1000. SCRANTON, MISSISSIPPI. 29-1; 15 Natures LrnciEHT,ARMU55. D.,,tiniiUipmgtc 8 -p??.inyiT- a ciSitmoNsricDtCa ST.IOUIS,MO,U.9.A. A liarmlesf. palatable, vegeta ble feinalo remedy, for acute and cbronii: fcraulo diseases, CURES ilcnstrual Irregulaiitics, Exaggerations, SupprosaioM, Convulsions, Cramps, Hysterics, Internal Fains, Nervousness, Melancholy, Headache and all Female Disorder! For full particulars write to C. F. Simmons Medicine Co., St. Lonii, Mo. All letters strictly private. SUICIDE CLTjT Judk!!1), 100, ;o-ra M. M. WATKINS, coss Fozxrr, xexsa. ForniPrly of the If ou Point Mercantile Co., v if rvsv 5H0C FULL LINE OF LADIES, MENS and CHILDUENB' SHOES ,Of the celebrated Hamil ton & Brown mime. . . Octobur 5, 10C0. Can supply you with grate coal, stove wood, fire wood and charcoal CHEAPER THAN ANYBODY ELSE. trvan line of FURNITUEK and COOK STOVES on easy payments. 34.3m CHAS. G. ROH, PRODUCE -WHOLESALE- FRUITS. VFftFTABLES. POULTRY. EGGS. BUTTER. CHEESE. MERCHANT, Tf.n of Thirteen v 1'ASSED AWAt NVw Yoia J.iunial. I'Iip 1 tit It ,lt. . r.-rmed l.y thinP,.n 1" '. ..ir een yearHn.o,,, ;V Land, ne was Prank Wolff n l"Wt edlilmaeirinstsarurru "ehl at Ennlrwoud. 11,e thr. heWfloa" mcmb-rs ar .aid to t,"' Rnscli. Gusiave Hjrt, ,eiK,(ir J.ph Hubert. Hmftht m The enmpact which was . thirteen men w. Urn d4 teen years all Klmuid lmven w and by their own I m?' A I bnn l t. L . ""IBWM ana First streets. " Tm ness several rrontlisa H r streets. "ria iinan icui.irKen t int li... . no further charms rr hl, 7 friend lust, nlith. " "" men iri . would say, 'lam a n.en.h,,r . " cide club, and If I don't look . Z any hrluhter than at present I , n aeep ine oaui we made several va, uxis, taiii CIIU my nip. " He remarked thattoend hiiif... He left the bouse shonlv w,. ' and several hours afterward hu. was found dangling from a in.!. fcriglewood. The razor, revolver ,j poison have played as Important pam in uie suicides of other membeo( the club as did the rope in Wolffian. uneor toe determined wasifrtsn painter, Johann Walthder. One in he Jumped Into the river, but w pulled out. According tn the society rules, any member whose attempt it self-destruction falls Is assessed 110, "I'll never pay!" declared Walthder, and he didn't, for before it could be collected lie took Paris green, and this lime was successful in ending tus life. Mail ordcrspromptly filled October 12. 1IXIU. N. CoiiiiiiMTe ami I Mnhllfi Ala V. N. Front Street, f a-la' tti -j. ATnr Travel'm V I1H lllivci, SalMinan. 35 3U1 Ml (All i ARTHUR L. mOORE, Real Estate Agent, SCRANTON, MISSISSIPPI. He lias improved and unimproved Real Estate timbered lands, wild lands.oyster grounds, truck farms, or any property you desire in Scranton, PascagoulaMoss Point, or any portion of the country for salo at reasonable terms. Any one dernlriiiK toillspoae of any Property will do well to consult htm. 6i:wiir is, m. DANIRI. J. McPONAI.I) l'HEU W. KKAli.N. D. J, McDonald & Co., Monumental Works, With our present equipment we can and do produce.. -The best Grades of Cemetery Work- SOLID, WIDE YEVNBULED PASSENGER TRMSS. Lighted Through oat with the Celebrated Pisntcli Gas Healed by Strain. Finest Equip ment operated in the South. Note this Schedule. In effect July 15, 1900. nosslhle, und will miike close nrleea to nil iimkliijf lniiultU'S-. Lv. Mobllii Ar. Meridian Ar. t'lirtttniiooi;:!., IluiUUng U'ttrk a Sjietialty. All Work warranted an Hqmsnikd. 'nr. N. E. Itnyul nnd St. Louis Streets. MOI1ILK. A I, A. September 28 l!KKi. 336)11 D. MECIER'S SON, THB RENOWNED--.- . CLOTHIERS m HATTERS, For CHEAPNESS and FAIR DEALING, v ;:o:: Two Blocks from Canal-DAUPHINE STREET-Two Blocks from Canal NEW ORLEANS, L.A. May 31, 1809. l.Vly Requiring Bunker CoaJ at Horn Island or Shij: Island may bo promptly supplied by applying to Mobile Coal Co., 67 St! Francis St., Mobile, Ala. Jnlj , lUOO. S34lm Fritz D. Becht TONSORIAL PARLOR KREBS AVENUE , SCRANTON, MISSISSIPPI In tbe lughest style of the art .... Mot nd Cold BATHS I m now prepwid to glv hot nd oold hatha on short notlmi. ' ' My outfit t of the moat Improved UIVK MB A UALU P. D. CZOHT. -Write for Catalgue and Price IjM, free. BL0CH BROS Wholesale) Manufacturers of Harness and Saddlery, Carriages, Buggies, Wagons, Carts. Bicycles, Baby Carriages, Log Cart Wheels, Drays. , No. 6 and 8 North Water Street. Sole Agency, Celebrated Studeoaker Wagon.. November 30. l'OO. W-m Mobile, Alabama. THE BURLINGTON ROUTE. New Throuih Trulnii to Portland. I'uriRot Sl-und, '-TH BlTRMNUTON NollTHERN I'AOIKIC ExPHiaa. No. 41. irnm n. i.num. kiu:uu . in. for Kansas City. St. Joseph, NorthwuHturn Neliraskii. Hlnck Mill, "yominir, miinuum. WinhlniiKin. Tiinnma. Seattle fuuKt Sound and I'ortlBnd, On-min. via Hllllnun, Montana the Hhnrt line ana time snver n mo uppur Nnrthwvsl. To the l'unet Sound In '7 lioura. Through coaches, chnlr cars (seat free), atandard alecpera and dlnluK cam with thro1 tourlat alevpura from KaiiHasilty. inia ia the main traveled route St. Louis to the Northwest. Number . 'Nelraska-Colorado Express." mid- day train from St. Louis for Nebraska, Colorado. Utah, racllln. Coast i one nhtht to Denver. Also for St, I'uul, Minneapolis and beyond, No. IS. at 8:J5 n. m., St. IoulaH Kansaa City. Omaha. St. Jimeph, Kansas, Jtraskiv. Colorado. Utah, Pacific ( oast, vl iNpnver. also to the Northwest Montana. Washing ton. Oregon, via Lincoln and Billing. ' flmwo writes i J.N.MRRU1I.T.. Ii. W. VYAKNLEY, Oan. Ho. Ait.. Ji . Viler SU uen. rasa, Atlanta, ua. i (1uil1 ils.asjrep tn. ran. , a- ' Jxi Subtcrib for the DEM06RfT-8TflR, It gives all the news of the county ana State. (t has also a large olrculiitlon, and Is therefore a Good Advertising Medium. Dr. E. Frank Griffin. HKNTIST. Sorstnton. Mia Has locitted permanently In Scranton Office In the I'ahuj Pharmacy building, on Delinas avenue. June IS. IM No. 4. .No, 2 6.-80 airmTl b-.mip, m. p. 111. 1 10:35 H. 111. S; I0 p. 111. Ar. Memphis... Ar. Hot frpringH. Ar. Hives 7:1') a ni. 5: i. in, 0 45 a. m. 111:45 a. m, H:2U a. m, l:4 p. 111. I 11:00 II, 111. Ar. fjoutavlllt Ar. Cincinnati Ar. St. Lou l I Hd.'i a. m. I 11:5 s. ill. I Ar. Clileuno Ar Uetrnlt Ar. Niagnra Fulls. ArNew York.... Ar. KaiiwiH t'liy. ... Ar. lienver 7:44 a. m. t:W p. m. T:I5 a. Ill' 0:411 a. in 8:45 p. m T:15a. m 7:110 a. m 7.10 a.m 4I0 p. in. Kill p. m. 7:iitia. in. 6:80 pjn. "(1:15 p. mi BUOn. m. Ar. St. Haul.. H:lii. m. B:ilO p. m, ThrouL'li trnliis Nns. 1 and 8arrlve nt Mobile at 8:1 II a. in. mid !l:4.i u. m. Nns. 8 nnd 4 have entirely now equipment, and aro vesiiDuiefl irnm end to enu. Nos. 1 anil II have vestibuled flrat-claas coaches. Hurt all four trains have veclllmlert uleenlnij cars. For rates, time, tickets and further information write to or null at Mobile and Ohio Ticket nfflco, under Battle House. O. w. KIN, Passenger and Ticket Agent. July ).r, 1000. 48-tf ARE YOU IN 0NEED OF GOOD JOB SPRINTING? 0 0 0 0 g THE DEMOCRAT-STAR 5 Job Printing' oltice IsO fully equipped with A everythlnK necessary for turning out theV best of work In the A Ullieii llllKltl II PlrJlCUIfa the art. 9jf Tbe popular vote for President io the recent election lias Just' been nwda public. The total vote, Includlr; 6,211 scattering votes, was 13,967,281. Of tills, McKinley received 7.217,677 and Bryan 8,357,853, a plurality for McKlnley of 859,824. In 1896, McKln ley polled 7,104,779 votes and Bravan 6,602,925, a plurality for McKlnley of 601,054. It will be seen from these 11k- ures that McKlnley received 122,898 rotes more this year than lie received In 1896, while Bryan received 145,072 votes less than in 1896. What's twin8,iamnia?" asked 4- year-old Bessie. "I know," exclamed her small brother before tlie mother could answer. "Twins Is two kidi usttlie same age, three's triplets, four's quadrupeds and five's centipedes." TheVlckburg Herald lias a 110,000 damage suit on its hands, tbe suit Is the outgrowth ot the recent munici pal campaign. Damage suits against oewspapeps seldom ever amount to much. Judge II. C. Tnrley, late Republican candidate for Congress in this district, has tiled application for appointment as clerk of Internal revenue forme district of Louisiana ana Mississippi. 0 f MISCELLANEOUS. H. P. BUCKLEY, 8 Camp Street, IVKW OULUANM. II'is on hand a Fine Stock of American :: Mhos, -AT LOW PRICES, ALSO aT owelry, Bpectnolesj, Vatohes and Jewelry Eepairing a Speoialty jiny at, luuu. lo-iy f COMMERCIAL WORK. Sucli as letter. nole$ , and bill heads we A iiiiiiminlnn oilfaftlK. ft uai nil ucu nnuioHiv-- tion as to style nndv stationery. A jgt wfoaintf ann visir-inii curHa hull in vlt iMnna jg. V,IS) S UU Villi V IVIIUIU""! jtU yt book and poster work. Q price-lists, circulars,ji tags. etc.. etc. g $ ALL ORDERS - O Will ro.'nl vo .-urnflllO 0 and prompt attention 0 t ror any worx in our 2 line. fj 0 SEN D US YOUR OBDEKS 0 Lands Wanted ! I have customers for 5,000 to 1 0,000 acres HARDWOOD 1 TIMBER LANDS.' l Also Improved Farms and large tracts of gra zing lands. Apply to I W. R. SNYDER. Onoiin Ci-tllia.ia M lain JulvK,l. 24-An !-tf There are IihsT -of warm wcathtT christians In tlio world. .-' "' ,7- : Sonic people say there Is no hell, the wish Is father to tin- thoiuhl. Wc can not take from nor add to Holy Writ, - OPECIAL RATES Union Pacific Railroad to all Leading Western Points on SEPTEMBER 16th. OCTOBER 2d and 16th. Kor particulars, address J.T. ALGAR.Oen'l Asent, . St. Louis. Mo. September 14. 1M0. .31-tm Prompt and Ptrmml Attention to all Orden" F. F. Urotz. II. W. H. Toenss. C. Bkaven. WHOLESALE F.F.Grotz&Go., GRAIN, PRODUCE a South Commerce Street, P. O. Box 353.1 NorrmlMr 29. 1900. 14fl JNO. J. REIMER. SAIL iHD iVHINfi UAJttR AND RIGGER, toft Upstulrsover No. 11 South Conm" Keslnence. 253 South CtolborwM- Ala. lleitd Mobile. Yonr Patronaire Respectfully m (iood work and (food Material St-Iin July 9. . ' ' ' ' - ' ' wHwwwffWfTTiwwwHwnwiTnnnnwwwwj I ECHO CAFE, Chas. L. Krebs, l'roprltter, IK'luios ivrie, two doors west of to (t conrt-honse, SCRANTON, Mltl. Best brands of WII1SKIRS. WINKS. UOUD1ALS. MALT LIQUORS. TOUAUCU 01UARH. October IS, 100. M l? sUUU.MUUtlUllMMsitl.ittisr,i The Drmoorat-Btab job offlee la "ap plied with flnt-clMS atatlonery of all kinds, and oar Job work Is of the boat, and at liberal prloat for ch. The Cumberland Telephone and Telegraph Company, ... un. i-v.nl and long dl; jtt5SXUZS. point- Makes No Assessments. BBlrMHoContTMi efflcienoy of eryj""vw,tVe uberl If present or proPWtlv th4 pleased to enter Into suencu. 0 . for .p-!SS!.J: tea yen, m ""uT eseontea w blndTing mast be be "-ofthe the President and Becrew'J Company. W. C. WEST, Local 80 BAIT TO'. M18 lagast It,!0- 1 ' ... f r i .. t m J . 0 -' " ,.... ' ' .