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LOVE FOR OUR FRIENDS; COURTESY FOR ALL; FEAR FORSOXK. Terms Two Dollars per Year in Advance. VOLUME 57. TUE COURTS, THE HiBULH HUMS. flrcoit Court-8econd District. THAI) A. WOOD, Junoi. .iLTER A- WniTB. District ATTOIWIT. I,u ootmtv of Wayne on th. aHn.1 Monday jiHOTuo k continue l daya. 11 inrilaml October aud conlinna mi daya. l'l ?onty of Marlon, tewed .ll.trict, on th. "'l llmi.v of January and July and continue "t? I " nr?' ?",,d,,Jr mil Anmiat aud font nut l days, .f SU. . th. aoud Monday Jl;kn,.iiIAnintndconliniitlvi!d.T.. te?ou"v.f JP' " flrtMoBdTOf J' L siiltambar and continue tw.lv day. C k" S "f 'r. o. tb. tirt Monday of Lyi a ind Siptwntar and continue nix day. "fii. "nntT.f Hancock on th.fourt i Monday lf&. Anntvof Harriaon ontheneepol Uonday ..VaVaadNovWand oontlmi; ai daya. ' i.S'wuatv of Jackaon on th. fourth Monday , April and Octolwr and continue all diya. Chwcerj Court-Second District. STONE PEAVOURS, CluxciLUia. t.ikaronntTiif P'trl Riv.ron the flint Monday lunar, arid Joly and roniinn. aix days. Marion. r,t di.triot. on th. J!,J atomlay of Jann.Hr and July and continue 7a In th' afrond AMx ic,on th tMl'd MoB' to of Jsiwary ml July and continue aix daya. li count' of Hancock on th. fourth Monday .( i.Jnirr anil July and continue aix dava. In Jh. county o? Harriaon n the flret Monday .( f,bru-!and Anjimt and continue aix daya. 1 llit eoiintv t Jackaon on th. aocond Monday .( F.btoarv and Aticunt and continue st-daya. In the ronntT of Wayne on the aecond Monday , , a iu,..mh.r and continue aix dnva A 1, the county of .lone a on the first Monday of In the county of Janper on the wcnnd Monday . u v. bnirmher and continue aix daya. In th comity of Perry held in Ausuata. the. Irat diatrtct. u tho third Monday of Match and Kentrmuer and continue aix daya. In the town of nlltieabtirc, wronddlatrlpt, on the flrnt Monday of JuMaiid Dacmhrr and continue aix daya. In the county o( Smith on the lourih Monday if March and September and continue aix daya In tbe county of Covington on the fourth Mou ataf April nd October and continue hU daya. In tke county of (irecne on Tlmraday after the leconn Monday of April and October and continue la fa awry ef Newton on tha flrot Monday of April mil Aot.mber and continue aix nava. f. lit rnnntvnf ljuiderdale on the fii-at Mon day af Nay anil November and continue twenty- fitnr ifiva Id Ike eminty of Clnrte on the third Monday of April and .November unci couttnuo aix (lays. RTITE OFFIi'ULS. Oorernor tlratenunt-Uovtinun. (efretary Attorney General.... ...A. 11. Loriglno .Jus. 1. Ilurrlson J. Power ....J. M. McC ur Ana I lor.. .W. o. Cole treasurer J. K. etowers ftjpt nf Education 11. L. W lilt Held Jiute Lund t'oniinlFSloiicr K. N. Nail Rticnuc A Kent Wirt Adams JiClSOJ C0l,VT OrFICIALS. Clerk of the I'ourtn-F. II. Lewis. Sheriff and Tax-Collector R. i, Loughrldge. Treaeurer Arthur II. Smith. Awwor Willie I'. Kamsay, Superintendent of Education D. D. Cowan. aoABu or surxnviioss. Volney Brown, president; Simeon George, R. Iilbwiy, II. o. Flurry, Andrew Allnian. w 101SD or HBALTH. f, K, Mayers, nreeident: I, P. Delmaa, aecreta ryand treseurrr; M. M. Evans, B. F. Duke, qnar mum pnye icisn, irrifiiis or town or scmotoii. Mjor-lrrlnf P. Delmaa. SUnhal-Kred. L. Llnrtlnster. TrHsurer-K I), llccht. Timnrierk-I). I). Cownn. AUermen I), f). Cowan, Put. H. I.nuren- nt, Mcv ca Young, Win. O. Parker, JohnlL hnlaCrui. School Trustee-F. H. Lewis, II. 8. Uourke. " j. urunson. John Y. Morgan, r.- v. Hecht. CHl'RCHES. ..Urthodist-Hev. .!. O. Gallowar. uastor rwtWnf Sd undtth Sundays in each month It 1 1. III. anrt ? n ... Unn,lu.Urtknnl n ....... UMJU:10a. m. D. D, Uowiib, supcrln- nan cf ti l ui4i.it "ffhliii !d and 4th Sundays In each i. -----p. inn ntiu r i tuny im K ( la Wl ur tt - K'Ulltn HI .1 n til uaH l."a dnn l,.l.,. f.JInia injeach 2d and 4th Sunday. Sunday-school "wy "unuay at 9:30 a. m. Win. A. Hcnslec, 'uperiniendent. .Lutheran-ton Hey. Carroll 0. Smith, pastor, reaching every Sunday at 7:46 p. in. Sun -Khool every Sunduv at 10 a. in. tor s. ' rlt"ler "' ten MrinK. pus lUlhnlln 1, ' .. - ... . a . . . oyery sunaay at lu a t4ILR0DS. TIME TABLES. WUISV1LLK t NASHVILLE R. R. GOING EAST. I.' r "'r" new uricans at 1 la... . ... - , p. ni. Ar- ltl IKa iv-uw ., III. aniTfln IU ftlODII. "inrratiinh .i m.r.. - . i ... ,!, J2,.4,TIT'Knr0'l" ' 11:1!. a. iui? rl'ton,'2:07P-- iTi'-s a m. Ar at Mobile s... ..'TT VM cw Orleana at 7:5S a. n. Ar. w.ircBt0!i.m. Arrives at Mobile -w tf. m. IIOING WEST. "0. 1. T.fMtVAB U..,.l, . .... Fruntn. n nouiin p.m. A1T1' X. j" ' K.w ()rlean80:25 p. in. u-:.?JT?a Mobile 3:05 a m. Am Arrives at ranton4:ii. Arrives at rirL.:.,T"M".il.at4:;ilP.m. m. Arrives at John II. Santa Cnrtz. Airent. MOSS roiNT k Mxeinnm i r n ntoCnMa"r Plnt to n'CPt ' ,ralns ,D l- p. a, m., No. 8 north.... No. 4 north.... No. 2 north...'. No. south.... No, l Houth.... ,11:10 a. in .:0 p. .10:65 p. m . 4:10 a. in . 2:.ri p in p. in.., p. ni.. 'io. a south. ;;! p A. P. Cassilr, Manaxur, ALL SIZES OF L FOR In.lJ' n mum rurnoses -AT ' f'nr sale by the BftUta Liter Company, SCRANTON, MISS. r. i n l'bone 10. 44-1 v X.'. Pnlon t.ii .. Wnelrs!a?iMhtn-ton. Vox . V. Am ... i wniiMiiT Aaent. tftM , Louu, Mo. '2tn Spec,al Rates Scranton Business Directory. SMITH'S AKKRY & RKSTAURANT, J By Mrs. Jan. Smith. Meals on short notice. Also furnish Wedding Cuks on orders. H. DRLMAS, Shippkr of OYSTERS AND FISH. A LOON A SALOON, M. V. B. Carey, Proprietor, i ne Wines, Liquors, Cigars and Tobacco. SCRAN TON SHU' YARD, Goo, Frentz, Proprietor, VesNuia iiiull, mid Repiiiretl. IOHN FOSTER & SON, Gulf Oysters, Fish m Shrimp. -rrKsiWAt..:5u G. MAYERS, (Ex-.fudfe 8th District.) ATTOIlNEt-AT-LAVr. Brandon, Miaaiisaippi. T. H. MlLLitt, - J. I. Ford, 24 Common at.. New Orleans. Scrsnton. Miss Miller & ford, ATTOKNETS AND CODNSEt.ORS AT LAW. Will Dmrtlce In Jackaon. Harrison. Han cock and adjoining- counties. Office 8'it f'oni- iiion Ntreet, New Oreluns, l.a. and wrnnton tate Itik.ii k . scranton, Mis. M. DRXMI. w l( woolis, TJENNY Sc WOODS, ATTORNEYS St OOUNSKLOK T l..w. Soranron, Miaa. Practlrea In all the coin l of the Second tuiliclai Ditrict. Oflie. in Frederic buildine. n H. Wood, ATTORNEt AND COUNSKI.OK AT LW. Mom Point, Mine. Practices In all the courts of .Ufksmi Harrison. Hancock. Perry and Orvc-ne. Qhas. S. Meriwether. ATTORNEY AN1 COnNSKI.OR AT LAW t Soratitnn. Miaa. Office In the Frederic bulldinit.nwar court house. Hi Bloomfleld. ATTORNEY AND COUNSF.ELOR AT LAW. Soranton, Miaa. Will Drnctlce In all the courts of the Sec ond Judicial District Office in Scranton State Bank buUdlns, R. D. WlGGINTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Oman Sprinaa, Miaa. Will practice In the counties of Jackson and Harrison. Office In Nlll building, second floor. E. A. Clark, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Ooean Sprinaja. Miaa. WEDDINGS! Our extensive purchases for the trade em braces many Noveltlos and Useful Articles most appropriate for WEDDING PRESENTS. Precions Stones, Jewelry, Watches, Kilrerware, Cat Glass, Vases, Decorated China, Statuary, Painting's. Our displays offer splendid suggestions If you are Id doubt as to the proper selection of a Gift. iBTitatlaas, Anaaaac.aaeaU, Carat, eta., aaa atyle, a I.oweat Nartkera Price.. PIANOS. (From tho Maslc Trade Review, Dec. 3, IKM.) The MKHLIN PIANOS have always been regarded In the trado and among musicians as being among tne most scientincany con. structel pianos made In this country. In rellnhllltv thuv are surnassea liv the lnstrii- m.ntsof an v other make. Its inverted f rand scale gives to the uprights the characterlc- tlca ot ins norisontei grana. E. 0. ZADEK, Mobile, Ala, O. I). WALTON, Manager Piano Department, Third Floor. November 21. 1000. 41-3m J. F. VOLLE, I INNERT&TNHEET IRON I W 1 A'oi'kei. Water Pipes and Compression Cocks, SCRANTON. MISS July 20,1000. .Mm Robert E. Daly, Jr., 0oircviatox&f TSZlmm., Ilouse, Sign -AND-, Carriage Painter; Wall Papering & Graining. Estimates and Reference Furnished on Application. De;enibcr 14, 1000, ...... 44-ly nFor Nice, ( Clean, Quick Work SEND TO THE Peepless liaundry MOBILE, ALAr V am u. iiirnT, I ocra.ion, aaiaa. i .aaata, Mclnsia Bans., t Mom Point, HIM. f ttopteiuuar US, rs-ly SCRANTON, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, Editorial and Otherwise. Lore is life's liver pill. She stoops to conquer. "Bemember the Msine!" Death and taxes are inevitable. Never mind who was your grandfather. Who are youf Eternal advertising is the price of sue. cess in any business. It takes a good artist or a good actor to draw a good house. A good reputation is what every young man should strive to possess. Railway travel teaches people to know their own station and stop it. The scabbards worn by Russian o di cers are made of papier mache. The man who alms to be good in this world may miss Are in the next. Lignum vitte is the toughest wood known. It cannot be worked by split ting. It takes some people a powerful long time to make up their mind on business matters. A zealot is nne who will commit A crime in order to uphold the standard of morality. The certain way to he cliented is to fancy one's self more cunning than others. Naturalists say tho lobster will soon follow tho buffalo and the diamond-hack terrapin. Strange as it may seem, the photo- graphs of Mr. Nation represent him its baldheatled. Count thatday lost whose low descend ing sun views from thy hand no worthy tion done. A man never lies a little lie to hU wifo that she doesn't make him v!sh li" had told horaliigseronc. lie who has never denied himself for the sake of giving, .has but glanced at the Joys of charity. Some men will do you a small favor just to have an excuse to cotrte around next day and ask a big one. Only a fool is ashamed to acknowledge his poverty. The shabby genteel man is the poorest man on earth. Old men often give advice to young men and they also give money to confi dence men occasionally. A woman has got to pity something. If it isn't people it is pets, and if it isn't pets it is the heathen. If there were no men in the world the women would still be running around with a wisp of leaves on. A young man who knows nothing about politics, cards or golf would cer tainly make a good companion. Every reasonable person, no doubt, has an ambition to rise, but nobody par ticularly .cares for a blowing up. The man who looks at everything through money is more than half con. vinced that the devil is a gentleman. Lee county hat only 1,488 delinquent poll tax payers. Jackson counthy beats those figures by several hundred. Those people who expect to reform the world in a single night had best do their utmost to reform themselves during the day. A hundred years ago the largest fort une in the United States was $3o0,000. Now there are several fortunes of more than $'JOO,000,000. Most men get married for the same reason that they act good some few be cause they like, and the rest because they're afraid not to. A woman may admire a womau who knows more than she does, but she saves her envy for one who can afford to dress better than she can. Some men are as easily entertained as the one who had a habit of taking off the wife's wedding ring whenever he wanted a little excitement. Probably the devil will punish the women who don't get to heaven by not letting them direct their envelopes he- fore they write their letters, There are men who will laugh at a women for buying a nlckle package of chewing gum, .hen proceed to blow In a quarter for an imported cigar. A girl kissing a married man is like a child playing with electricity, who does not. like the shock when it comes, but CAimot resist trying it once more. Thero Is no bettor Democrat than ouu who serves his party for the benefit of the people. There Is no worse Democrat than one who uses his party for his own benefit. The farmer of to-day rends tho papers and refuses to invest in "gold bricks," but he steps up to the polls and votes for thecaudidate who promises the impos sible, Just as he always did. Grover Cleveland and David H. Hill! have declined to stand for the Presldon-1 tial nomination ot the Democratic party j in 1904. They are rather previous bet ter wait until th ey are asked. Two Belgian specialists, who were sent to Glascow to study the plague question) decided that, under proper Banitary con ditions, the plague is not a serious men ace in any European cities. When Hannibal's army descended from the Alps Into the valley ot Lombardy the whole force was well-nigh routed by a plague of mosquitoes, which drove men and animals almost wild with pain In Algeria a river ot ink is formed by the coajunotion of two streams, one of m?f?lmavlM thaTwa. at llrat antlcl other,whlohdralnsapeatbog, withgallo " F, . . . . acid. Th. mixing of th. Iron and th. Ited. The State hou.e commission old results in ink. ( has uuIzed the expenditure, , SOMETIME. ST MAT RILKT BM11H. Sometime, when all life's lessons have been learned. And sun and stars foreverninro have set, The things which our weak Judgment here have spurned, The things o'er which we grieved with lashes wet, Will flash before us out ot life's durk night, As stars shine most in deeper-tints of blue; And we shall see how all God's plana are riBht, , And how what scorned reproof wa,s love most true, And wo sliiill see how, while we frown find sigh. Uod's plan goes on as best for you and -in c; How, when we called, he heeded not our cry, Because his wisdom to the end could see, And even as wise parents disallow Too much of sweet to craving bain hoisj. So, Ood, perhaps, Is keeping from us now. Life's sweetest things, because It seemeth good. And you shall shortly know that lengthened breath Is not the sweetest gift find sends his friend ; And that, sometimes, the sable pall of death Conceals the fairest boon his love can send. If we could push ajar the gates of life, And stand within and all Uod's workings see. We con Id interpret all this doubt and strife, AnJ for each mystery could find a key! Hut not. to-day. Then lieconietit, ooorheurt, Uod's plans, like lilies, pure and white en fold! We must not tear the close-sh ut leaves apart, Time will reveal the calydes of gold. And if, though patient toil, we reach tho land Where tired feet, with sandals loose, may rest; When wo shall clearly see and understand, I think that we will say. "Ood knew the best. FLOOD OF SILVER DOLLARS, SPATE 1 UKASIIKBR STOWEIIS OVEIl $1;V'HI ON HAND II AS t.'larloii Ledger. I'ili'd up in On' vnult at. the State treasury is a luii'i' stack nf canvas Kaek which contain over $100,000 in Uncle Sam's iiif. nice, bright and ioiiihI silver dollars. The treasury is swamped with sil ver. Fur the past, three weeks it, has been pnurintr in in a steady stream and Mr. S towers and his assistants are overwhelmed with the Hood of this 16 to 1 cash Thex storage capacity of the vault has almost reached the limit, and the pile of canvas hags is so high that the cashier enters with some timidity, fearing that the huge pile might topple over and crush hi in with its weight. To the average per son unfamiliar with money in large quantities this might appeal as a somewhat pleasant death, as it Is not everybody who can be buried in silver, but the prospect is by no means pleas ant to Capt. Raiford, the cashier, and he is now formulating a plan to brace the stack so as to prevent such an oc currence. ' How long the flood of silver will con tinue is impossible to tell. At present It shows no signs of abatement. The express wagons drive up to the .State house two or three times each day and the expressmen hustle the canvas sacks to the treasury, glad to be re lieved of their responsible burden. Then tho cashier heaves a weary sigh and secures the services of the negro porter to assist him In tosMng the new arrivals to the top of the stack. Most of the money Is comparatively new, and it is being sent in from the various banks who transact the busi ness of the sheriffs in making their settlements with the State. The banking institutions take this oppor tunity of unloading their surplus sil ver on the State, and in defence of the action say it. Is being unloaded on t hem by the mint at New Orleans, the latter institution being desirous of netting i.t Into circulation. The pile of silver dollars In the treasury vault is a very imposing sight i.o the novice in financial matters, and the novice is surprised at the space necessary to hold $100,000 in silver currency. It is contained In some thing over 100 sucks, and the average weiifht of a sack is about 65 pounds. Tiiis wool. I make a total weight of 0,500 pounds, or more than two wagons with stout teams attached would he able to pull, especially il the pulling was to be performed on the streets of Jueksnn during the present weather, The widtii of u dollar is about one j ami one fourth niches, and the pile in I the treasury, If laid side by side, would ! reach over a dtstiice of nearly two 1 miles. Stacked on top of each other the pile would extend over 500 yards in t he air. The treasury vaults now contain a species of currency rarely seen In the South, or any other part of the coun try, for atliat matter. . Spugly en sconscd In a' plain envelop in the burg lar proof safe are four $5,000 gold cer tiflcates, fresh and crisp rr.om-thc bureau of. printing and engraving. They are quite pretty to look at and would make nice chroinos to frame and hanu on the wall. Owing to the poor soil for founda linn Ii. will ha necpsanrv toanend i n fnrtiit.ul t.h FEBRUARY 22, 1901. AN EXPOSITION BOOKLET. AKOTIIEK BEAUTIFUL l'KODUCTION FROM TI1B BUREAU OF PUIILIC1TY OF TIIETAN-AMEKICAN AT ;- BUFFALO. Here comes another of the beauti ful booklets from the Bureau of Pub licity of the Pan-American Exposi tion, Buffalo, N. Y. It consists of 10 pages and c3bvqrj 'ai'h" light green. The unique feature of it is the minatu're reproduction' of the famous poster, The Spirt of Niagara," which has hud a most remarkable demand. The envelope in which the poster booklet is mailed also bears a reproduction of this artistic work. Thr booklet is a popular picture book, the first page having an engraving of the magnifi cent Electric Tower, which is 391 feet high, and which will form the glori ous center-piece of the great Exposi tion. On the same page is a rtiniature of one of the torch bearers which will adorn the wings of the Electric 'lower, and beside it a picture of Niagara Falls. The second page sluiws a pic ture of the Electricity Building and five other small illustrations of the uses or electricity. The third page shows the splendid group of buildings erected by the National Government and which will contain the Govern ment exhibits, also flue ininature il lustrations, one of them showing the life-saving station, where exhibitions will be given daily by a picked crew of ten men, during tlie Exposition. The fourth page is devoted to the wonder ful displays of government ordnance; the fifth to the Machinery and Trans portation Building and four other illustrations of modern machine., and vehicles. The center of the booklet shows a hirdseye view of the Exposi tion, and gives one some idear of tin great extent of the enterprise upon which about $10,000,000 is being ex- nended. Tho grounds contain 350 acres, being half a mile wide, and a mile and a quarter long. Other pages show horticulture, graphic arts and mines, manufactures and liberal arts, tho Music Temple, the Plaza and its beautiful surroundings, the Stadium or athletic Held, the agricultural, live stock and ethnology features, and a few of the 30 or 40 ingenious and novel exhibits which promise to make t he Midway the most wonderful that has ever been prepared for exposition visitors. The last page shows a ground plan of the Exposition, where on the location of different buildings is indicated. The railroads will nuke ow rates from all parts of the country dining ihe Exposition, which opens May 1 and continues six months, and the people of Buffalo are preparing to entertain comfortably the minions who will attend. Anyone desiring a copy of this booklet may have it free by addressing the Pan-American Bu reau of Publicity. THEY KNEW HIM. Says the Washington Post: Much of the excellence of Allen's stories ate lost when they me paraded incold print. They lose his Unctuous humor, his graphic style, his facial ex pression, his droll tone. He is espe cially clever In negro dialect stories, one of which he told the other night when ho had assembled his friends for the hog and honiony feast. It was a conversation between two darkies on his plantation: "Mose," said one of the negroes to tho other, "do you know thetn niggers down on Catfish P'int?" Catfish Point, Mr. Allen explains, is abend in the river. "Sure," says Mose. "Do you 'member the gal I was pay ing my civilities to?" "Sut'nly." "Dey lias been tellin' dat gal that I am the sneaklngest, oneraricst nigger that ever came down to the P'int." "U'm," says Mose. "And dey tells her. ton, that 1 am the l.riie tritllingest nigger that ever was." ' "Did dey tell dat gal that you was dat kind of a nigger1"' asked Mose.' . "Dey sut'inly did." ' ' " "Well," said Moe, "dey has got you located sho' enuff." ' Col. J. S. Hamilton, State claim agent, states that he has been unable to locate quite a number of the mem bers of the First and Second Missis sippi Regiments who are entitled to additional pay from the government for the timespentatCampPat Henry, in Jackson, prior to being sent to Chiekainagua and Jacksonville, and lie request that all nienier who have not leceived sheiivpay to com municate with him at Hinco in order that he may Immediat ely commence tho work of checking up tlie' rolls of the Third Regiment. ' A Russian Minister of Commerce in ah address at Berlin, declares that trusts nre good things, because "they put an end to useless and endless com petition.". It is strange that it coun- try would allow uch an Idiot to get away from home. , HELLO" GIRLS ANGRY. JfEW DISESS ItHOULATIOMS IX CHICA GO'S CENTRAL. What, no braids! That's just what the Chicago Telplio,e Company has decreed from February 1. and scores, of Itelln- lassies , are up in arms, says the Chicago correspondent of ihe New York World. "It is necessary." reads I lie com pany's order, "to facilitate ourserviee through the maintenance of discipline, and attentivenes to duty." The gist of the telephone girls' plaint to-day Is very plainy told. In a word, they declare, t hat braids, ban-' deafix, bangs, puffs, rolls, frizzes, waves, coiffures a la Cleo de M erode -all must go. and that only corkscrew curls will be tolerated hereafter. Every girl who ever pnt her red lips to a transmitter or a shell-like ear ton receiver declares that such curls make her look like an old maid. The girls' complaint, which found utterance today at an indignation meeting, is not. the only one. Recent orders compel all hands to dress in simple, severe black during (illlee hours, and be vaccinated on their legs, so that they can have the use of both arms at the switchboard after it has taken. . We girls look perfectly horrid," said Rosalie Dean, their spokeswo man. "Those grandmother loops that t hey want us to wear aren't fit for any body to be seen in. Some of the girls are about mad enough to quit, paticu larly when they've got to dress as if they were going to a funeral, and hob hie about on one foot at home with their vaccinations when they'd heaps more like to he at parties and dances, It seems to tne that the people of thi great, republic should at least be pri viiegeJ to wear their hair as they please. And 1 guess the subsriber can get as good service from their girls even if their hair does hang down their backs instead of being done up in corkscrew curls!'' THE CAPTAIN WAS A MARRIET) MAN. The ship labored heavily in the trough of the sea, says the Cleveland Plain Dealer. It was a grave quest ion whether the pumps would gain on the leak or the leak would gain on the pumps. Every male passenger had been called upon for aid. Suddenly the vigilant eye of the captain fell upon a passenger who was idly looking on while his comrades tolled at, the pumps. "See here," lie roared, "what do you mean by slinking at such an hour as this! (Jet. to i hose pumps instaniei and take your I urn!'' The passenger shook his head. 11 r sec you in topliet first, " lie yelled. "For three-an'-thirly years I've been dictated to by my wile, an' now that she's gone an' I am out for pleasure, I've made up my mind that 1 won't be bossed around oy no human being again not if I drown for it!'' And the captain turned away with out another word. In regard to the Confederate Re union , it Memphis in 1901, the Holly Springs South says: "We trust our Memphis friends will not make the mistake of improvising quartets for the soldiers who expect to attend the reunion in May next, by proving cots in publicschooi buildings, warehouses, tents or other crowded arrangements. as lias been suggested through some of the authorities in ehar.c of ar rangements. This plan was adopted at the small cities of Nashville and Birmingham at reunions held In those cities several rears ago, and resulted in great dissatisfaction and discnm fort; and such soldiers as attend on those occasions will doubtless watch Memphis with a keen eye, as to where the hoys are to bo put to bed. The Confederate soldiers are now old men, and will be more than glad to pay their way for reasonably com rortablo board and bread if obtain able, if not they will likely remain away." Some philosopher lias started this timely sermon through tho press: "Drink less breathe more. Eat less chew more. Rido less walk more. Sit less dig more. Worry less work more. Waste less give more. Write less read more. Preach less prac tice more." An exchange has an account of a tramp who made a meal of several pounds of dried apples which he stole from a farm house. The report goes on to say that three doctors workedfto get money to buy a wedding ring, over htm all day to save his life. Eviden tly thAokB as not accustom toll swell dinner. ',.&. ed to suuh The Tort Gibson Reveille In noting the exodus of negroes from the. hill country to the delta ' points, the way to fill the vacuum. It. suggest stock raising as the remedy, which sugges- Hon to already bele acted on lu many .places.- , XUMHKK 2. "L'iNCLK Tl'.tl ft l.'Alti.V HOPKINSON SMITH REl'EATS HIS STATEMENTS CONCEItXIXO THE " HOOK. Cleveland. Ohio, February 14, I'V Ilopkinsoo Smith, the well known au thor .and lecturer, recently declared that. Mrs. Simve' tummis lunik. '(Jneit; Tom's C i'uii." w is vinoil ahd harmful in lis effect ut n its readers. In an interview, in this citt. Mr. Slllllll iepellled I lie at anient. Htld gives ihe following a his te:isou: Iteciiuse it p. urns ail absurdly fuNe. picture of tl .ti, lite. iis of tin S .nth before t he w.ir T.ie. tm-.k Would have us believe t nut the .Southern people were brutes w ho tracked slaves with bloodhounds no. I dated their negroes with the lash. It is a nook which di vides our country into halves and paints the people of the North side or the dividing line as angels and those on the South side as brutes and miscreants. A book like that is Inrm- ful. I not only believe that the book did much to bring on the civil war, but I believe it is doiqg much to keep open the breach between t he North and South. I think it is wrong that our young people should read and ven erate that book as a true picture of American life south of Mason and Dixon's line. The performance oLt he play adapted from the book Is just as liarninu. "The book, Tnele Tom's Cabin,' precipitated the war of the rebellion. John Brown's raid made it inevit able." Two sensational bills have been prepared for introduction in the Wis consin legislature. One is a bill to encourage the development of popula tion by the State giving tin annual premium to the mothers of large families. According to the provisions of the proposed measure the mother of six children is to receive $10 annually, the mother of seven $12, the mother of eight $l.i. the mother of nine $20, the mother of ten $2."), the mother of eleven $3o and the mother of twelve or more $:!.". The other bill is one providing a special lax of $1 annually upon all unmarried men over 30 years of ago. The member of the legisla ture who proposes to introduce those . bills does not claim to be the aut ho of them. tel it is said that both were drafted by the Woman's club of Osh kosli. Aekley (Iowa) World. The ColTeeville Courier speaks a time ly truth in the following: Every man in this country who achieves much re putation, is largely indebted to the newspaper. ' Without, printer's ink tiie most striking winds and the noblest deeds would be little known. That this award of fame is always given with perfect justice would be tn asrt ihe to new-papois a degree of in fallibility whicii oelongs to nothing human Men of great wort h are some times parsed hv." niie ot hers of small merit are hr 'tigbi inro nubile notice. Viliolhei he tli..iis wont Is given lit in or ii .I, he slixuld li'ei ,he oiiliga- lion, anil not House the power that has ii.-i ii i ne largest factor in his mak ing. Adverse ent icism ot the ladder' hv whjeli one has climbed has an un gracious i seeming. . , Water Valley Progress: Some years ago it, was graphically and truthfully said Hint. Mississippi was a "State of vilhges."' It is equally true and to the purpose , now to say that It is a State of good towns and small cities and while there is not a great city within our borders, tho time is In sight, unless some disaster t.ccurs,. when several of the small cities will be large ones and many of the towns will be good small cities. The Hardeman Free Press makes this announcement: " We ' will issue a tabloid edition of The Free Press next week, owing to a misun derstanding with the firm that furn ishes our 'patent, inside.' We are hero to stay, but a few spheroid re mittances from delinquent subesribers will tide us over tho taloid stage." .UU71-... a..n'f ...... .. n,.,.nnnH . 11J UI.U U JUU 1U1I It lli:,13tlJVl r like that?" a merchant said to a re porter the other day, throwing out a Chicago daily. "Fur the same reason you don't run a store like that," the reporter replied, turning to a full page advertisement of a Chicago house showing a 12 story building. The merchant looked attentively at tho picture for a moment and said, "I never looked at it that way before." " 6yrthiana (Ky.) Democrat. When a lover is so much In earnest that lie will sell his best (log in order he lijeans business. That is what a Kansas young man did, nnd It would be a dog-goned mean girl that would go back on him. Frank Jefferson of Upper, Rox bortiugh, Pa., has lost his eyesight fri.ni t in. pveocsdi'n smoklnil of ciga rettes. For two year past he has smoked nn an average of forty ciga- l rettus u day. He 1 uiuuuo, years old.