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'g-i A-7 . ' i r- i , 4 P K. MAYERS, Proprietor. LOVE FOR OUR FRIENDS; COURTESY FOR ALL; FEAR FOR MM. Terms-Two Dollars per Year in Advance VOLUME 57. SCRANTON, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1901. NUMHEK 1. f ' THE3 COURTS, THE regular terms. jinit Court-Sooiid District. Til AD A. WOOD,' Juno. ,IIK A. WHITB. DlSTSICT AtTOBIIT. !!uratvf Wayne .nth.eMond Monday t" mJ Jttlv and continue all d.ya. ItfufiSi October e-Hrjat s to ilSty ' M"rion- "Dd ilirtrtet, on th. 'Jffwu.tT.f Clark, yn th. .coi.d Monday fri, "nt.f Hancock onthefonrtaMonday L'l ,4 ..mtard continue ;.. rfCS"Wmtar.nd contiimeaixd.y.. !. ik "on.tT of Jckaon on th. fourth Monday rf AprU ind October and continn. all diy. Chucwy Court-Second DUtrict. uthvr HEAVOFKS, ClUCLLOM, A - . Rlv.rnn the flrat afond.v A.irSdJTnndconn.lilw. " !, Juuarj M a-, rti.trlrt An th. IJLf.ndWvontJ.n. f.YVjaimary nd July nd continn. .U daya. In th county"' uwin.. rf ud July and continue alz day.. Irft I Tount, of Harrison on the llrst Monday ,f hbniary d Aiiiut and contimw mm says. h thi count T .i o -- of "rtnurv and Aiwiat and continue lJTj. ' ir, the county of Wayne on the awond Monday la tea county oi vm ...v j Kirch and SepwmUer and continue aix dy. . In th conntyoi i . .. l j e.tn.lf and Mntdiim SIS llava. I wren nuu Vj ." ;..r.i ' .u- In the caunty 01 ran y uw. w iw lrtdiitrirt, on the thirf Monday of Maich and laaMiilier and continue ii u.ya. iu . Hattiwbum, aeconddiaWct, on th. drat Monday In th wiunty of Smith nn the fourth Monday aurcn ann miiruni"i ... ... divit AprU and Ootnlirr and continue six daya. In ttie connxy 01 urreuo i.ui,, . ... fconii Monday of Airil and Qcjtoberand cntlnue thrwday.. JJ 'v. "... April iml Konntbtfr and oontlira ix darn. JO ID6 CVUBIJ I UmiOI U.in Till MCUini.u ilir nf Mr and November tnd continue twenty- four di.r. ' . April tnii .Vovrmbei . and continue aix daya. STATE OFFICIALS. Covf prior , Llditenant-Uoveruoi Swrflary Mwrncy Geuerul.. Auditor..... ....A, 11. Loaglno ..Jrs. T. Harrison J. L. Hnwer J. M.McClurc W. Q. Oolo J. U. Btowera ,...H. L. Whitfield K. N. Nail Wirt Adam. Treasurer hint, of Education M Lund C'orninlsslonor. teienuc Agent...... JHKSOJ tOUTf OFFICIAL!!. Clerk of the Oonrla-P. II. Lewla. Shrriff and Tax- Collector B. J. LoutrhrldM. Tmiurer Arthur H. Smith. AAmwuor Willie P. Ramaay. board or atrriimsoM. Volntt Brown. Drenldent : Simeon Oeorce. S. C. Gillomj, H. 0. Flurry, Andrew Allman. aoinn.or BiitTH. P.K. Nnrera. nreaideinti I. P. Delmaa. aecreti- rjindlrn.urfr; M, M. Kvana, B. P. Duke, quar- inline physician. - - - OFFICIALS OF TOWN OF SCBAHTOrV Hiyor-lrvinit P. Delmaa. : . mkal-Fred. L. Llndlnger. , ' ' ' TrtMurer-K. D. Decht. Town Clerk I), t). Cowan. " Aldermen I . O. Cnwun. Put. M. !.n.tiln dine, McVs Young, Wm.O. Parker,? phnH. scboolTrustcea-F. H. Iwlg. H. 8. Rourke, " J.Brunson. John Y. Morgun, P. D. Becbt. CHIRCHCS. Methodist-Kcv. .?. O. Oullnway, pastor' l tchln!!d nnd 4th Sundays in each month una. a. and 7 p. m. Sundayscbool every tendent. p.'!!lf,?;v' B- l- Mitchell;" pastor, monthat!tn .n und ...ii' I.,., r , ., n,uu .'IIUI.J IIIUIB 1UIIUW- i..cBh and 4lh Sunday. Bunday-school nLHy at 9:80 a. in. Wm. A. Ilenslee, suwrlntendent. pfn-Hcy, Carroll O. Smith, pastor. "". '"TJ ounoay hi i:)p. Ul. Bun r"th n 1 ?.vr s""ltty 10 . m. to rKev' Fal1""' w-Ten Br Ink. pus nernces uyery Sunday at 10 a. tu. RAILROADS. TIME TABLES. U)SV1LLE t NASHVILLE R. R. GOING KAST. -1 ' . fna'afelfV" NMr 0r,en ' P- Ar- l'i:05a in Arnrealn Mobile So.4 -!t. v.. - ton tm P- "tw at Mobile rtr'.6!"" N" Orleans atT:55 . m. Ar tl"on m ' 11:27 m- ATnVW MoWle lintUa-i Urnarii eNnKml"" 'Wt 1:38 m' Ar,lvM " fcintonTTi . ?nbil 3:0S " Arrives at Ko 5 ti1 m;.New Orleana, 7:30 a. m. CtoTw? I" MS,blle P- - Arrive. at htfj: ? .Si" Orleana,' 8:S0 p. m. .. John 11. Santa Cnni. Auent 0SS POINT . r.i.nnn, . D StoaT8 Polnt t0 mcct trains In l-a p. ml .!' no. 6 north ...11:80 a. Hi .No,4nejrtl 1:01 p. m No. 2 north.. ......10:68 p, m No 8 south........ 4:10 a. in No. i south........ 3:f9 D. in !P.hi.... '""P-m.... no. S south... t:M p. ni n . r. UAS8IL8, Manager, LL SIZES OF IDMBER MATERIAL FOR i- ing Purposes AT R;bs;pc3d For sale by the GftBtor Lite tepi; MLoSCDANTONl mis8- i-wiii Rates! tA-Stolon Pai.lH. i.... ! "win.Uen'lAr.nt. Build ' 'f,1800, o. Scranton Business Directory. SMITH'S BAKERY & RESTAUR ANT, By Mrs. Jan. Smith. Meals on short, notice. Also furnish Weddiujf Cukes on order. Q H. DKI.MAS, SmpriCR ok OYSTERS AND KWH. ALGONA SALOON, M. V B.Cnrf.v. Prouii lor, Fine VMuca, Liqnois, Cittuin him! ToWeo. s CKAN'I'oN SHI I YAKH. (ii-ii. Knutz. Pinvri'ioi, VeSHflK B:iill noil liiiii .-U. ' JOHN FOSTER & SOX,' , Gulf Oysters, Fi.li ainl Slii inii. t-r KOrsXUlN Ai.. G. MAYERS, ---- " iBx-Judge 8th District.) ; ATTORNBY-AX-LAW, ' Bramdon, Mia.iaaippi. T. M . MiLMtt, - J.I. Ford, K4 Common at., New Orleans. Serarrton, Miss Miller & ford, ATTORNEYS AND COONSELORS AT LAW, Will nractlna In Jackson. Harrison. Han cock and adjoining counties. OBIce M4 Con- mon street. New ureians, ia. ana scranton Mate Bank. Scranton, Miss. MVDKXXT. . W. . WOODS. PJENNY & WOODS, ATTORNEYS h COUNSELORS AT LAW, .... Socmntoaa. Miaw. Practices in all the oointi of th. Second Jndklal District. Office in Frederic building. fj, H. Wood, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW, Mom Faint,' Mian, Practices In all the courts of Jackson Harrison. Hancock. Perry and Greene. Qhas. S. Meriwether. ATTORNEY A NL- COUNSELOR AT LAW Soranton. Mi... Office In the Frederic building, near court house. He Bloomfleld. - ATTORNEY AND COUNSEECOK AT LAW, 8opaantonv Miaa, Will practice In ail the courts of the Sec ond Judicial District Office in Scranton State Bank building. R. D. WlGGINTON, , ATTORNEY AT LAW. . " ' Oman Sprinaa, Miaa. Will Drtctlce In the conntles of Jackson and Harrison. Office la Nlll building, second floor. E. A. Clark, . , , ATTORNEY AT LAW, Ocean Spring-., Miaa. WEDDINGS! " Our extensive ourchascs for the trade em braces many Novelties and Useful Articles most appropriate for WEDDING PRESENTS. Precious Stones, Jewelry, Watches, Silverware, Cot Glass, Vases, , Decorated China, Statuary, Paintings. Our displays offer splendid suggestions if you are In doubt as to the nroner selection of a Gift. j, lavitatlaas, Aaa.aa.aa.eata, Oaarata, Ma. watnleel suaal eagravad la latoet foraa aatl Myle, at Ltnml If arta.ra Friees. PIANOS. (From the Music Trade Review, Dei:. 3, 1M8.) The MEHL1N PIANOS hnvo always hicn reiurded in the trade and annum niiisiulana as being among the most scientifically con structel pianos made in this country. In reliability they are surpassed hy the I list i n merits of any other make. Its Inverted grand scale gives to the uprights the rharactoric tlca of the horlsontrl grand. E- 0. ZADEK, Mobile, Ala. O. D. WALTON, Manager Piano Department, Third Floor. November 2a. 1900. 4t-3m S. f. 1r01.I,SS, . Worker. , Water Pipes nd Compression Cocks, - SCRANTON, MISS. ', July.2P.lB00. 23-3m Robert E. Daly, Jr., " Mox-oaxLtosa., House, Sign '(';- AND Carriage Painter, Wall Papering & Graining. Estimates and Reference Furnished on Appllcfttlon. Desenibcr H, 1900, 44-ly tt For Nice Clean, Quick Work, SEND TO THE , , i, '-. Pcsples La uric) ry, ., MOBILE, ALA. r-n D. fvwt, i r"- i Editorial and Otherwise. Wisdom has an tip-hill fight against a fool. Morning prayer is the rudder of daily duty. - There are many branches, but only one Tine. . Silence is the wisest argument of the Ignorant man. A man' will seldom prevails against a woman's won't. Contentment is truly the most desira- j ble attribute. " " - ...-. ' No good man wishes tu ee even his enemy iu trouble. '. The woman who seldom makes re- 1 marks is remarkable. ! David B. Hill declines to be a candi date for President in 1904. ' A heavy snowstorm raged throughout Great Britain on the 0th lust. A slice of Florida is seeking to be an nexed to south Alabama. When a little man wants to make an Impression he puts on a silk hat. The one stop from the sublime to the ridiculous is usually a short one. An old settler isn't always so called because he pays his bills. If love's eyesight were good pyjamas would never have been invented. Many a man who is not ashamed of his faults is ashamed to confess them. Some men have to sit down and think In order to ascertain where they stand. No matter how erect a general may be he is apt to lean more or less on his staff. Probably you never saw ghosts walk, but you may have heard the dead march. Many a man with but little judgment has a lot of them entered against him in court. People who pay doctor's bill are satis- fled of the physician's ability to heel himself. The beauty of checks and women are judged from the same standpoint face and figure. "Don't put too much faith in compari sons," says the Manayunk Philosopher. Cattle grase and so do bullets." Colorado has the highest peak in the United States. ItisBlanca peak, 14,898 feet above sea level. Fences are easily grown in Cuba from plnon twigs, which are plated in ro'ws a few inches apart Perhaps some people talk to them selves because they find it impossible to interest any one else. Truth may have short legs, and cannot run fast, but this gives the lie a chance to get out of sight. A man is prouder of the things he thinks he, can accomplish than of those he really can.' Good men are products of the imagin ations of religious women who have never been married. If God only lends people something to love what bad ludgment he sometimes nses in not calling a loan. Youtsey, the alleged murderer of Gov. Goebel, of Kentucky, gets a life sentence in the penitentiary of that State. Whenever the demand for ;klsses ex ceeds the supply a young man is always anxious to establish a balance of trade, The funny bone in the elbow is doubt less so called because when a man strikes it his anticn amuse the spectators. What a merry old place the earth would he" if it were to lose it atmosphere. All bodies would then lose their gravity. A handsome man divides .women into two classes those he knows he can kiss and those he thinks he can as soon as he has time.' Confusion between a man's sorrow at being found out and sorrow for what he has done has been one of the scandals of morality. Out of a total of about 9,000 persons as sessed for polls in Yazoo county only about 1,000 have paid, leaving 9,000 de linquents. The United States government is about to begin the coinage of 8-cent pieces for use in the West and South west.. An Oshkosh (Wis.) woman sued tor a divorce on the ground that her husband was a confirmed cigarette smoker. She got it. ' A Western man speaking of a cyclone said It would have blown his house away bad there not been such a heavy mort gage on it. Let ns all be up and doing With a heart for every fate ; When the rabbit we're pursuing, Jump the fence or smash the gate 1 Kansas saloon keepers have Invented a new drink, which they call "Mrs. Na tion." It la said to be "hot stuff" and the effect is to mak a -man fight a circu lar saw. The Massachusetts State Board of Ag 'cultural has spent more than one mil lion dollars in an effort to exterminate the gypsy inoth, and yet the bugs are still with the tax payers. The tip of the tongue Is chiefly sensl ble to pungent and acid tastes, the mid' die portion to sweets and bitten, while the back Is confined entirely to the fla vors of roast meats and fatty substances. "I'd like to know what the alleged habit of courting in dark parlors grew out oft" "Mabe It's an effect of the disposition at such times hot to see any rani ts in each other." MarysvUle (Mo.) ha adopted this unique method of getting rid of bar pool rooms, An ordinance compels them, un der heavy penalty, to remain closed be THE KNOCKER. It takes all kinds of people To make up this queer old world, And it's hard to tell what prize to deal out first, But for an easy starter, Just to get the list unfurled, The man who's always knocking is the worst What's the use of always grumbling, At the things your neighbor does, Why not help him push a good thing ou the way? Why not slap him on the shoulder, When he tolls his brilliant plans, And tell him that you know he'll make it pay? But the knocker's always ready, With his little hammer out, To tap each novel scheme upon the head. And he keeps on with his pounding, From morn to dewy eve, Until he thinks the plan's as good as dead. Then let's shun such a bad example, And let tip ou our abuse Of the things some other fellow's plan ned to do. Let's praise his high ambition, And on knocking calls truce, If he's got a good thing, help him put it through. DUEL ON TEXAS PLAINS. Tragic Story Recalled by Halley'a Death. William Halley. the clieif lieutenant of the noted guerrilla Charles Quan trell, during the war of the rebellion, who has just passed away at the State Insane asylum in this city, a victim of paresis, was one nf the figures Id a duel foiiifht with Shelby and a hand ful nf ex-Con federates from the United Stales, to seek un asylum under the reittn of Maximilian in Mexico. After the last remnant of the guerrilla band had been hunted to earth Halley es caped to one of the commands under General Joe Shelby, which was then making its way to a point on the Bra zos river In Texas, with the expecta tion of making a final attack upon Federal forces and the supplies at Corsicana, says the St. Joseph (Mo.) correspondent of the St. Louis Globe Deraocrt. Shelby's army was marching toward Austin, near where the duel between Halley, who was then a first lieuten ant In one of the companies, and a captain of a company In another regl' merit occurred. The duel was witness ed by a number of Shelby's men 'who are now residents of this city and Maj. Edwards, who accompanied Shelby to the City of Mexico, returning only after the army was disbanded and up on the refusal of Maximilian to accept the Missourlans into the service of the empire. . The duelists, both yount men, quar reled about a woman, a fair young think', who was the captain's hy right of discovery, the lieutenant's by right of conquest. At the nittht encamp nmnt she abandoned the old love for the new, and in the strntrirln for pos ieoiim the captain struck the lieu ten. nit fair in the face. 'Yiiu have dune a serious thinir." some emu rude said to lilm. It will be more serious In the mornlnif." was the quiet reply. "But you are in the wrontf, and you should apologize" He tapped the handle of his revolver significantly and made answer: "This must finish what the hlow has com menced. A woman worth kissing Is worth fighting for." The name of eit her rtiieJJsi. has here tofore remaiunrl unspoken. Most of the men who witnessed the tragedy have long since passed to their reward. and it Is only since the. death of Hal ley In this city that one of hi com rades in arms. - who witnessed the tragedy, has volunteered to give his name. There are those today living 111 Marion county, Mo., whose sleep in enternity will be brighter and sweetnr if they are left In Ignorance of how one fair-haired boy who went forth to fight the battles of the South found a grave when her battles were ended. The lieutenant challenged the cap tain, but the question of Its accept ance was decided upon before the challenge was received. These were the terns: At daylight the principals were to meet one mile from the camp upon the prairie, armed each with a revolver and a saber. They were to be mounted and stationed twenty paces apart, back to back. At the word they were to wheel and Are, ad vanclng or remaining stationary, as they chose. ' In no event were they to pass beyond a line 200 yards In the rear of each position. So secret were the preparations and so sacred the honor of the two men that, although the difficulty was knowo to iWOsoldlers, not one of them Informed General Shelby. The gen eral would Instantly have arrested the principals and- forced a compromise, as he bad done once before under cir cumstancet as urgent, but In no way similar. .It was a beautiful morning, all balm and bloom nnd verdure. Two away from the camp and ranged them selves on either thing. A few rude Jokes were heard, and they died out quickly as the combatants rude up to the dead line. Both were calm and cool, and on the captain's face there was a half smile. Poor fellow, there was already the scars of three honor able wounds upon bin body; the fourth would be his death wound. They were placed, and sat their horses like men who are about to charge. Each head was turned a lit tle to one side, the feet rested lightly n the stirrups, the left hands grasped the reins well gathered up, the right hand held the deadly pistols, loaded fresh an hmir before. Read v wheel P The trained steeds turned u mm u pi vut as one steed. "Fire!" The lieutenant never moved from his track. The cantain dashed uoon him at a full gallop, firing as he came tin. 1 liree chamber were emutv and three bullets sped awav over the prai rie, harmless. Before the fourth fire was given the captain was abreast of the lieutenant and aiming at him at deadly range. Too late! Tlie lieu tenant threw out his pistol until the muzzle almost touched the captain's hair and fired. The horse dashed away riderless, t he captain's life blood upon his trappings. There wns a face in the grass, a widowed "woman in Missouri and a soul somewhere in the white hush and waste of eternity. Comrades buried him before the sun rose, before the dew wis dried upon the grass, and returned from the scene of combat without a word of comment upon their lips. Lieutenant Halley sought his quar ters, took a cup of coffee, a short nap and with Ills comrades, resumed the march toward the Mexican border. They crossed and went strait to the City of Mexico, engaging in battle at almost every step of the journey finally to retch their destination and have their proffers of service to an em pire, rejected. Halley and a few com panions organized into a band for an early return to the States. He dared not return to the home of his child hood, near Independence, Mo., be cause a price had been placed upon his head. He was scarcely more than a boy, being then not twenty-one years of age. After a stealthy call at the home of his sister at Independence, lie left the next day for Salt Lake City, where for many years lie discharged the duties nf a peace offleer in that wild and unsettled country. Many outlaws fell victim to his unerring aim witli the revolver, and In the course of a decade the feeling against him and the guerrillas of the civil war had so much ameliorated that he re turned to Missouri and became an officer of the St. Joseph police force. In his demise passes away one of the characters which the civil war has produced among the boys of Missouri yet In their teens, Captain W. II. Hardy, of Hatties-, burg. Miss., commissioner of Missis sippi tn the Pan-American Exposition, admits that his effort, to raise a $50,000 subscription for a Slate exhibit has been an almost complete failure, and he has thus far been unable to arouse any Interest tn the matter, wiinin the next few days, however, he will place on foot another plan by appoint ing citizens in each county to make a personal canvass for funds. According to the New York Herald's Washington correspondent. Senator Sullivan has ''slapped MissLeeton's face" on tlie street in the capital city. And this is the man who, thanks to McLaurinism, represents Mississippi tn the United States Senate; in whose interest the leaders of this same Mc Laurin following, polluted the prim ary in this city last June. Poor Mis sissippi! Vicksburg Herald. Another explorer is about to start on a search for the North Pole, with high hopes of finding It. It lt not Im probable that Ills explorations will end like those of a number who have gone before him not In the discovery of the pole, but of another world. Mr. William S. null, of Jackson, Miss., lias been granted a patent from the office at Washington on a refuse furnace, grate bar and Incinerating vault, being a portion of the crema tory plant he is arranging to manu facture. For the benefit of any one who may want to enter the A. and M. College the following facts and figures are given: The young man must have scholarship sufficient to enter the pre paratory departments. His uniform will cost $15.25; surgeon's fee, $5: ma triculation fee, $5; about 17.50 per month. President Hardy will send a catalogue and give any special inform ation desired. - s A great deal Of sickness is reported among the military and naval officers and the men on duty to the Philip-pine. THE SOUTH'S MARVELOUS EX PANSION. Leslie's Weekly. When Jay in 1794 negotiated with England the first commercial treaty of any consequence which his country ever entered ' Into, bo aDDears not to have been aware that cotton was then, or ever would be, an article of export of the United States. Its pro duction, too, was Insignificant. For the past few years Its annual average production has been about 10,000,000 hales of 500 pounds each, and Its an nual average exportation has been over 6,000,000 bales. The world's total an- nuakcotton product is about 12,000,000 bales. In the amount of its cotton manufactures" the South has advanced from zero in the early days to 7 per cent of Its Immense crop of today, as compared with 13 per cent manufact ured hy the Northern States, and the South is gaining in a ratio double as fast as the North. An estimate just made is that the ncome of the fifteen Southern States in 1900 was $2,750,000. Of this stupend ous amount J,00,000,000 was from wheat, corn, sugar, tobacco and the best of Hie products of the sojl (exclu sive of cotton; $1,500,000,000 frmu coal, iron ore and the otlier raining pro ducts and the manufactures thereof. and $750,000,000 from cotton and co t ton manufactures. In the production of raw cotton the South had an in come in the past, twcl.'c months $150, 000,000 in excess of that, of the previ ous year. The moral advancement of the Soutli keeps pace with its material expansion. In that section more Mian $400,000,000 lias been expended for educational purposes since I8ti5,. and the outlay these days is greater than ever before. There are twenty-four lecture courses in Texas this winter, Mississippi has twenty-two, and the other Southern Stales are not far be hind in this particular. The Smith's progress -material, social and int-H- ledum in recent-yen r his ooc-ri (,i;im of the marvels of the age, anditsfu-i ture holds forth an even brighter promise. DOES A TWO-YEAR-OLD BABY PAY? Does a two-year-old babv pay for it self up to the time it reaches that in teresting age? Sometimes 1 think not 1 thought so yesterday when my own baby slipped into my study and "scrubbed" the carpet and his best white dress with ray bottle of ink, He was playing in tlie coal-hod ten min utes after a clean dress was put on him, and later in tlie day lie pasted fifty ceDts' worth of postage stamps on the pailor wall and poured a dol lar's worth of the choicest "White Rose" perfumery out of the window to see It wain." Then he dug out the centre of a nicely baked loaf of cake, and was found in the middle of the dining room table with tlie sugar-bowl be tween his legs and most of the con tents in his stomach. He has already cost over $100 in doc tor's bills, and I feel that I am right u attributing my few gray hair to the miscry I endured walking the lloor. with li i tn at night during tlie first year of his life. What has he ever done to pay me for that? Ah! I hear his little feet pattering along out in the hall. 1 hsar his lit tle ripple of laughter because he has escaped from his mother and has found his way up to my study at a for bidden hour. But the door is closed. The worthless little vagabond can't get io, and I won't open it for him. No, I. won't. I can't" be disturbed when I'm writing. He can just cry if he wants to. I won't be bothered for "rat, tat, tat," go his dimpled knuck les on the door, 1 sit in silence. "Rat, tat, tat." I sit perfectly still. ' "Papa." No reply. . t "Peeze, papa." Grim silence. , x "Baby turn In peeze, papa." - He shall not come In. "My papa." I write on. - When a Western State proposes to arrest negroes by wholesale for the heinous offense of Idleness, we begin to wonder whether slavery ha come again tn a new section of this country'. It may be well to Inaugurate an era of compulsory labor to keep pace with enforced attendance at school, but why confine the benefits of the new departure to the negro? Were there no whites In Evausvllle who loaf? : .In a speech Tuesday Senator Turner, ot Washington, declared the ship sub sidy -bill to be "a lawless, piratical raid upon the publlcTreasury," In the Interest of a few private beneficiaries, and committing the govrenment to, expenditures aggregating 1270,000,000. Suf Congressmen have the grip and otte?r$ Ut lost It. FISH HATCHERY FOR TUPELO. Washington Correspondent. Washington, I). C. Feb. 2. 1001. The crowning glory of the close of Congressman John Allen's public life may be the establishment of a nsh hatchery at Tupelo, Miss, llislnll for this public enterprise was reported favorably today. Mr. Allen appeared before the committee on merchant marine and fisheries and made an im passioned and pathetic appeal for his bill. He told of hi sweet associations" In Congress and of his career which is about to close. These revived memo ries are said to have caused teats as large hs walnuts to run down the whiskersof Representative Grosvenor, while others did milder lachrymal turns. In conclusion, he said: "And, Mr. Chairman, I am about to retire from these scenes of my labors, of my trials and triumphs, and h ave the burden of conducting the affairs of tlie nation to be laid upon iiitir shoulders, but in my old iikc, while I um far away from the scene of public strire and hear no lunger Hie. clash uf wit and wisdom in forensic debate: when I long for snitie reminder nf old times and once familiar faces, what then, Mr. Chairman? Ah, that is the time when I sliull watidei through the rooms of the flsli hafjheiy. if you pass this bill, whirh will then grace the beautiful city of Tupelo, and watch the little fishes hatch and mar vel at the wonders of nature, and Mr. Chairman, I shall see exemplified the trutli of the -adage that 'a tucker is born every minute.' " MUCH DESPISED CAT FISH, That catfish have been caught in the lakes of Coti'iordia parish, and shipped North is a sell led fact, and . the Chicago American tells the Illin ois end of the story in t hesit wrrni: "Cliiftign capitalist..-; a"- -jUvn. j start a factory in Illinois for i;:ar,';ms I California salmon out of l.ouMuru iciUSsb. They win utliiJe theci! il.:& arc too lanre or tiij regular tuiirkct. and thai, are at present simply a iiui i aw'c to 'he M:,rers. Tho canuiuir u re cess, is of course,. a jsecri.t,. ,but. it), said that-the meat is lightly smtked and then put in a solution that, gives it the characteristic salmon pink color. ' "After treatment they say it is im possible to distinguish it from the real thing, and, it, is, no doubt, equally as good, as tlie objections will be en tirely of a moral and ethical charac ter, which don't go very far In modern business. Canned salmon is one of the staple food products of the world, and there is no d nving the fact that the Clumhia river is begining to run short. The catllsh, on the other hand, are apparently inexliaustablc, so there seems to be a big future for the in dustry." WATTE RSON ON PARTY ORGANIZATION. RE- Henry Wattcrson began the new century by writing a three colli inn edi torial on the status of the Democratic party, closing as follows: "Never mind tlie Impudent twaddle (ir Pla'c(1 "t politicians ahout 'rcor- ganization.' Never mind the self- admiring complaisance of would-be leaders and sham reformers, .Ttuso are the merest froth, the veriest fus tian, meaning little and counting for nothing. The leaders who ate to re. generate Democracy are yet to conic upon the scene, and before they me arrived the obsolete set to whom wu owe our undoing will have passed away. For the present it is enough to say, close ranks mid forward march. Down with mountebankisni! Down with Pharisaism! And with a hip hooray from the boys in the trenches, up witli the standards of Jefferson and Lincoln, Old Hickory's battle Hag fjyingat the fore!" Superintendent Mitchell announces that the annex to the hospital for the Insane will be ready for Inmates Feb. 15. This one is for colored women and will accommodate 212. The an nex for men will not be ready before Junel, and will have" quarters for 485. The Blloxl Herald truthfully re marks: "No man Is too poor, to take his own county paper, and It is false economy to try to get along without It. Hardly an issue appears I hat does not contain something of Importance or Interest to himself or his fumilv." Judge Powell has ordered the grand Jury of Madison comity t- J! 'tcvrj fellow that dii'n't pav his poll CA.y. ' Wouldn't It jar the gavcty of na tions if the Boers-should piocUlm the annexation of Cape Colony? 1 , f Mr. Bryan's Income from The Com moner promises to exceed that of Mr. McKinley from the Presidency, 5ftr Harine Hospital Service for Ja.nui.ry report thai smallpox prevails ItCVof the 51 States and Territories. ' .. Send the Dkocrat-Sta r r or "rs ; i ;! i : HI 4 I 4 1 ,. twr8p.Bi and 6 a.m. , tnd two and la groups the men stole for job printing. . '.