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SATURDAY, DEC. 19, 5896.
W'here is a suspicion that dbiounts
almost to certainty that Maeeo was
The death of Maceo briings dis
tress to the Cuban cause. But
the darkest hour is jest lIrore the
dawn. The very extremity of Cu
ba will raise up fri'ids to her re
liet. It was alter the dire experi
ence at Valley Forge tlt help
came to the feeble American cause.
The N. O. States ~rery properly
points out that the Cubanl patriot
and general, Maceo, was a mulatto,
who really deserves the admiration
of both races for inherent great
iess, but seems to receive very little
from his colored brother, while Fred
-erick Douglas, who was prominent
rather from circumstances than
inatural ability, is revered as a hero.
. -- _
The sensation of the hour is the
disclosure of the fact that Lionel
Adams accepted the offer to act as
assistant to District Attorney Marr
ia the prosecution of Maurice J.
Hart, when the latter claims that
Adams has been for months in his
employ and has mapped out the
hue of defence. Hart substan
tiates his assertions by notes
from Adams, anid receipts of
money, amounting to $3,000.
Such professional treachery on the
part of Adams is being denounced
, on every side, and there is a strong
talk of a demand for his disbar
The Fate of Triplets in China.
In the southern provinces of Clii
tna there is a superstition that if
triplets are born one of the three
children will eventually become a
dIoted rebel, In order to avoid that
direst of Chinese curses, a bad son,
a "wise man" is sent for in order
to decide which of the three chlil
dren is the dlestnied black 'sheep.
The three infants having been con
veyed into a perfectly dark room,
the "wise man" takes three pieces of
twine, each of a brilliant color, as
white, red and black, and entering
the room ties one of these pieces of
string around the wrist ot each ba
by. The one which, avhen brought
out into the light. is found to have
the red string on its wrist, is drown
ed like a puppy.--From "Chinese
superstitions," in Demorest Maga
sine for January.
That section ot the President's
message which relates to Cuba,
strikingly illustrates saying "little
in much," though it is shown, that
Mr. Cleveland undoubtedly leans
towards keeping Cuba a depen
dency of Spain. If there had been
a Grover Cleveland in the days of
1776-83 to show England, mildly
but forcibly, what she bshould do,
the thirteen colonies. might have
been pacified with home rule, and
have been subject, even now, to
the mother country. This would
have gratified England's pride of
power, but it is to be doubted
whether it would have satisfied,
those proud patriot spirits that live
in every age, who scorn to creep
rather than walk, to cringe rather
hBP to act boldly, to pay tribut
tlmerlfthau be free. Chatham tail
,ed ,with :the eame planu that Grover
,Olevelamad has in mind today, but
this does not deter tihe latter from
entertaining it nlevertheless. But
Cuba wants treedom, not repre
enitation in the Spanish cortes.
Mr Cleveland's ideas are doomed to
Sthe same failure in execution that
.betell those of the elder Pitt. Free
Don't'a5-- nlil4 l ing lini.
.ents witheP tio- merit_
Ch, amberlain's Pain4alm te n, ore,
.and.ite merits have been protn by t
of many years. 8uchletters a thioo
ing, from L. G. Bagley, Hneiewei bdM
Sare constantly being received: "Tle lis
emedy for pain I have ever sneed l
C'hamberlain's Pain Balm, add I seay o
..fter having used it in my family for sev
Lralyeare." It cures rheumatism,, lame
bac, sprains and swellings. rori~ae by
.' PKilbounrne, Drnggist,, "
. For Cuba Libre !
*Tlhe Cubanl Letlglle of the United
States" was forlmallly organized in
Now York on Mlonily night. Many
of the most prominent miien of the
city are mel bers, among who may
be Imentioled Depew, Dana, loonse.
velt, * Flower, iloadiley, Astor,
Grant, etc. irrespective of party.
It is a good omen that Col. Ethanl
Allen is the President. lls name
is -already taumous in revolutionary
anlnls. The object of the league
is given in the call:
"To secure for Cuba by till law
flu!, peacetuil and honorable means
the political indepenidenlce which
her patriots are now endeavoring
by tremendous sacrifice of treasure
and lite to gain, to encourage theml
with our symllpathy and moral sup
port and to arouse the whole na
tion to demanlid an eld of the canm
paign of ilu:der and destruction in
Mindful of the help which our
fathers received in a similar strug
gle we are constraineit by a sense
of gratitude to return to Cuba .tihe
kindiness which was so eftfectively
given to us.
It is apparent to all thoughttiil
olbservers that lSpain has not the
powetio crush the Cuban patriots,
andl therefore, the colitinuance of
the cruel _struggle can only serve
to prolong a sense of aibasemenlit Iand(
humiliation ii the nindls of all men
who are confidentt that this repuli
lio has thle power to end it and is
in honor cialled to d(o so fur the
hightest good ot all parties dircctly
In assuming the Presidency Col.
Allen called particular atteniltion to
thei heroic struggle that the Cubansl
had made against their miother
country and he added that now the
Spaniards had depiarted from the
path of honorable war and had be
colme uirdererI t andti assassins if
the reports ot Genl. 31ucco's horrible
death were true.
"WVe wantl to inflame the patriot
ism and honir of the lpeople," said
Col. Atllen, "into at torch that will
kindle the hlnest eflbrt oft every
liberry-lovilng America il so that this
horrible butchery sihall ce;ase and
the indepenldence of the island of
Cuba be an established fact."
The tinme is IndIeed at halld when
the people of the United States caiin
o olinger stand aside, without blood
guiltiness, and say "Aln I mly
brother's keeperl' O'uba must have
help and at once. Either by lat
ional intervention, or by mell and
arms in the field.
Let the Cuban League of the
United States grow from city to
city, and state to state. Let the
watch fires blaze on every Inoun.
tain ulntil the nlews of help for Cu
b shallll iis firo l peak to pelik,
anlld the elltire nalitioln be larlOlsell to
ldemandlll freedom lfor the weaker
country lat its I)door's.
Horace Greely once said i Thei way to
reesume is to resume," speak.ing of again
potting gold into circulation after the war.
But you may say "resume" any number of
times to that torpid live of yours and it
won't budge until you take Simmons'
Liver Regulator. Many people seems to
forget that constipation, Biliousness and
Sick Hleapache are all cansed by a slug
gish liver. Keep your liver active.
The January number of the Delineator
is called the winter holiday number, and
presentment of cold weather dress modes
and miillinery is supplemented by the group
of lithograph, half-tone and oleograph
colored plates which are now a feature of
every issue. Trhose who have not yet.
made choice of their holiday gif'ts will
find helpCtl its record of what the shops
have to offer in this line, as well as the
review of new books, calendars, juvenile
literaturdpuitable forpresentation. With
the new year is begun a feature of person
al interest to woman in the series of "Talks
on Beauty," by Dr. Grace Peckhan.Mu-rry
a recognized authority on this subject.
Mliss Mary Cadwalader Jones gives acom
prehensive glance :at t'Soci4i Life in
America," treating of the big cities. At
the Bayou, by T. C. DeLeon, is a short
story of the south, by one of its bestknown
writers, and the Division of the Income is
a sunggestive consideration of how to make
both ends meet financially. Mrs. A. B.
Longstreet furnishes a Itadable biograph
ical sketch of Miss ltimson, the noted
Maine mill owner and lumber dealer. In
the Six Important Days in a Woman's
Life, Maud C. Murry-Miller describes the
dlebatante in Society. Emma Haywoqd
tells how to embroider fancy screens, and
there is an illustrated article on the
Mountmellick work now so popular. Mrs. i
Wither spoon's Januaryjea-Table Chat,
Mr.Vick's'Flower Ga and the near "
devoted to seasonable m ry whl'
found entertainin h the9
in ,e. " '" n t/
JAMES LEAKE, M. D.
"God's ordinance Ils nmeory long will live alone
Of death, is blown in every wind, In all our hearts, as mournful light
But that is not a common chance c That broods above the fallen sun,
That takes from earth a noble nlind. And dwells ill heaven half the night."
Thoughts on Death of Dr. Jas.
The irony of fate has decreed that when
a life has gained its zenith of usefulness or
power, it is but one degree from its hour of
going down. When the blossom has reach
ed its sweetest bluom, the time of decay is
at hand and its leaves are shattered. So it
was with the perfect life that earth yield
ed toheaven. Never since the world began
has death been other than death, but it is
hardest when it calls upon us to give np
one, who was such It friend of all. Beyond
the expression of words was the sorrow in
fl'ted by his death in the hearts of all who
knew hinm. There were his elders, who
stand in the golden light of life's evening,
aged men and womnen,wearing the honored
crown of white hair, who hadl held him in
their arms, chidden the faults of his boy
hood,loved him. There were his compan
tons from youth to maturity, who had
known his weaknesses as well as his vir.
tWes. There were the friends of later years,
who had been drawn to him by his repartee
his endearing manners. And as all stood by
his coffin, one could not louend condolence
to another for each was trying to master
his own sorrow; had come to bid farewell
to him whohad given each one cause to
mourn his going. Gazing on his lifeless
form, was it not sad to know that he who
once moved amoing us, sharing so closely
our sorrows and ourjoys, will be with us
no more It is a sorrow that will ntever
Dr. Leake was a man withoutan enemy.
Must not a nature be complete, to gain the
love and esteem of all. lie could do what
no other mItight and not offend, for his very
faults were endearing. He understood that
secret of alleviating sorrow, relieving
want, of doing good. withont hnnmiliating
those he benefited. The glow of his pres
ence cheered an oppressed heart to fresh
life. He stretched forth a gentle hand,
and helped them up the hill of sickness,
sorrow or of care, with a smile and word,,
so sweet and comforting, that one figot.
the burden and thought his lot the
brightest. In the death room and inuhe
brilliant hall, he cast an influence that
none other could. This personal fascina
tion was something akin to genius.; His
delicately organized nature, could be
touched by fire, imagination and feeling,
and was capable of descending to the low
est depths of sorrow, or of rising to the
hightest s'ummits of enthusiasm. His was
an eminently beautiful ibharacter, and
one which never failed to awaken interest
and love. He was abrilliantand success.
ful man, who gathered friends and admir
ers innumerable about him and won lat
rels both professionally and socially. Be
sides a fund of sympathy, he posseised
those solid and Stient meintal gifts which
readily master the facts of physical sci
ence. He had that peculiar faculty which
may be called scientific imagination.
His every deed sprang from a noble
thought, and every thought was born of
a noble instinct. His word was-his bond.
His smile was his magnet. Not in vacancy
not into nothingness, not into forgetful.
ness has be gone. God wanted him. God
has taken him.. Shall not the Lord of all
the earth do right f
How to Prevent Pneumonia.
At this time of the year a cold is very
easily contracted,.and if left to run its
course without the aid of some reliable
conugbmedicine is liable to result in that
'c"lse;, .poeumonia. WS kflw of
ramedy to onre'a co b
i's Congh Remedy. ,Ye have
ensively, and jit has al
W is known
Resolutioas of Respect.
Feliciana Lodge, F. & A. M. No. 31.
Wherea's, It ha pleased the Worshipful
Master of the universe in His infinite wis
dom to remove from our midst and his
sphere of earthly usefulness, our late
brother, James T.eake, M. D., and while
bowing in humble submision to "lHim
who doeth all things well," we desire to
record the grief we feel; theref re he it
Resolved, That in the death of our do
ceased brother we have susetined a petr
sonial loss; the profession which he follow
ed a brilliant and useful member whore
future promised much in alleviating dis
tress and relieving the stricken; this
Lodge an exemplary Mason ; the commit
nity in which lie lived an upright citizen;
his family a devoted son and brother.
Be it further
Resolved, That a page of the minute
honk of this lodge he inscribed with this
tribute to his memory, that the lodgeo room
be draped in mourning, and tuat the usual
badge of mourning be worn by the mem
bers of this lodge, and that a copy of these
resolutions he transmitted his family un
der the seal of the lodge.
R. A. Harrison,
E. J. Buck,
L. P. Kilboulrne,
Crowded out l;st, week.
The hbord met at the Insane Asylum on
Monday for the purpose of letting out tl;e
contract for beet. Mr. Frank Norsworthy
and Ben Klcin were the sunecesfnl par
Dr. Gayuen has resigned his positivn as
Supt. of the Insane Asylum, and intenids
leaving Jan. 1st. The :ittendants of tlhat
ilistitution regret losing I)r. and Mrs. (lay
doen as they have been very kind to every
Mrs. Zack Lee and daughters, Miss hda
and Mary, spent Monday in Jackson as the
g'est of Mrs. M. Worthy.
Mr. Shaw the Presbyterian minister
preached at Centerville on Sunday morn
iug and evening.
Miss Idea Lea will leave on the 'fhutrs
day's train for Choneyville to visit her sis
ter, Mrs. Johunson.
Mrs. Shaw haI been on the sick list for
several weeks. lHer many friends hope
she will soon recover.
Miss Mary Carney who was quite ill last
week is now convalescing.
Notes from Poplar Springs.
, Miss Lnla Wright is visiting her sister,
Mrs. Robt. Graves of Norwood.
Miss-Rosa Beekham is spending several
days with relatives at Whitestown, Miss.
Mr. Warren Palmer and sister wore in
Mr. Palmer Smith spent last Friday with
Mr. Burton who is seriously ill.
Eddie Beckham went to Wilson Satur
Whit Wright returned Sunday frgm a
week's.visit to relatives and friends near
Miisee Idola and Marion Ryder had as
guests during the past Week Misses Katie
Gorr, Anna Petty and Oidille Smith.
Mr. Frank McGraw of Woodville spent
Wednesday night and Thursday with Mr.
--ThI'patrons and friends of the school
will meet next Friday morning, at the
school house to have an '"all day working."
A nice dinndr is promised.
Mr. A. J. Thome and Jimmie Thornms
made a business trip to St. Francisville
A certain young lady is very .fond of
reading, coprequently a certain young
nan is borrowing books..
Mrp. Ryder and Mr. .Ollie Smith were
i1 laat Friday evening at the school
Mattie Sith of Pisgah neighborhood
rasa o t Uer 8aturda eveninag
,t 2I, \. . "," .
I hNotes Proem Star Hill.
Mts. Eva Hamilton, Miss Mary iMo
Knight and 'Miss Ella Ball are spenldi)g
the week in the Crescent city.
Mlisses Ednaa llau Mainie Daniels were
visitors to town last Thl ursdaly.
Mi.. Clheoton Folks aiccomlipnied by her
pretty little childrou went to town on
Mr. E. reeline Davis one of West Foelici
anai i most promllising young en is ex
e eted hollme for the holidayhs.
Mlr. Cialvin Gooldman al daunghter, Miss
Doliie, ;ilticlpate attenlling; the wedding
of Mr. H-arry toodnian which will take
ilace on the 23rd ilst.
Messirs. Johlll and Monroe Danliel, Ar.
anld Mirs. Ed. Daniel andl Mr. .1. W. Mlc
Queen were visitors to town on Tues
Dil you attenld the sociable Tuesday
Mulch iinterestinig malitter hias been
clrowldedl ollut of oilr collnlls e;aic:l
week for some time piist, notwith.
stanldliiig that tle greater part;t (I
the lipapler iihas been met iln I'revier'
tlye, which is Inearly hiilt thIl size
of the type inl which these linies
are serlt Per1. sons IInIilneqa inred
with the types, ca;ll hlardly
realize hoIw niih 'realdinig Illmatter'
'we are niow givilg., It Inot only
speaks well for our elteorprise in
getting the pairish news, but shows
thIlt thie people lare ailive ialnd ulp
to di(tt in iiinnly things.
Rev. J. P. I HIlrt i has received
the apoiiniiiitmiit ti Ib Iis eirchmit
from the Lat. Cotnference of the bl.
SE. (lhllrch, Soullthl. Rev M. VM~rat.
Valkeniiurgh goes to Pinleville.
We regret losinig himi, but the f0rin
ter "finds in loss a gain to nli,1tch1l:7
ils Ti'l'liiIy iy Nt l, erilouse there
will lie nIo futhll'ler needl to strlIIggle
with the spellhing of that long, hard
Miss Julne Argue hll a is bee1n lup
poinlteil Postniuljster at Laurlel ill
ulld we are glad to note Ihat this
osll established Post Oflieo will soon
Sernl'll prominent Pyt hinaII plre
sentel, their lodge with A lrPe pie
ture of tuthllllboe, the filliider of
the order. Resolutions of thanliks to
lithe were paslsled Tuilesdaiy Ilighlt.
The civil terml of Districht Court.
coniYvenled Monday anil is still ill
Pnlrsnlunt to res.llhltioni f PaTrish Rl'hoiol
Thionrul of l)ae. 5, 189t1. a writ tin ex:iliiuia
itioin ifalpli, ts l ori thl e poitlioni of lst
i.'t (]idy) iii the St. Frniuicisville whiie
sclhool will eIi hlehl T'Iesdl:ly. 1).l.. 29. 1891.
:it. 9 a1. il. Rt thle offie of thie honldl. .lst
grl':lil , requirl41. Previous expellrienllce of
pdPliclts will 1e takenl ilto cullsilerl:i
tioln, nuld thle rigiht is re'!serve lby the
lilorl to Freject al mi nill pllintioni
Aplplications slid lle fi'el with the IIi
dlersiglced lnot ltter thla Mlondally, Dec. 28
G. W. NEWMAX,
Arccording to resolution of the PTirial
ho:ardl, the Ipublic schools of Ili lwarish
will hie ciosed for the hilidiys 4i1t Wed.
niesuay D)ec. 2:3, 1891, ailnd will reopen
Monday January 4, 1897.
G. W. NEWMIAN,
DO YOU DRINK1
Then Drilnk the best
SHIGHI SPORT WHISKIEY
RO1MIIO AI Pla'fl
BATON ROUGE, Li.
Have Just Received Two Car
Loads of Carriages, Surreys, Buggies
and Road Carts. One Car Load of
THE LARGESTAND GRAND
EST DISPLAY EVER SEEN
OUTSIDE OP STLOSi"O
Which they are going to sell at
. rSt. Louis Prices., '
RESPOSITORY, JONES AND
WHITAKER'8 OLD 8TAND
Ihnting and fishing of any kind on the
Afton Villa and Layson Plantations are
hereby prohibited under penalty of tres
MiRS. V. Z. HOWELL.
est of shiragkh, Cha. Lest
Bayaou 8ara, a..
Gold Medal Aw
By the Cotton States and Iu
Exposition for superior lnl, gr.
and excellency of the mlan-:,,
L. P. Killburuo has a full aOi
of these famous Glasses. Eye 8'gt
A CHANCE TO WIm
Solid G6ld Watch
Offer to all who wish to eaiter t
O chance to winll a Solid Mold W
Angy boy or' girl who will dlevb-t
mtnilutes for a few evenings atlq
blecolme the ipro'd iponsmsr of fiig
sonme gift. Now see who ca' i j
mnost words from the letters that rm *
in the sentence
ROtIlAIN BROS. The Jewsg
Rules to governl contest:
1st. Only E])glish word. oe,
(no slang, Iotanieal, medical ori
term.s cll sidered.) c;,
2nd. No repetilinn of lette
often Ias they may occur in thelIn'g
3:rd. When as many as si.
fi(lllll rejl.,,ted in the "whole ."
it will beo thlrow, out of eonteat. '
4th. Manuscript must bealph ,
arranged :and written only on oe.
5th. Name and aldress to bel
last page. ,
Contest to cloe De)c. 20th, 1
implartill judges to consider the
of words. This is a delightful a
search for words. and with the h#
elder memnl rs of the fonmily will
inmnch amusement and knlowledge.
Address all communicetionj
The JTowelers, Baton I l: e
Trespass Notice. '
Hunting wi th firearms or d.
O(kley and O(gden plautationsa i.
ly prohllibited under penally of
Ally one fliol.l onI these pllaes..,
porllnli.sionl will 14 eo(lsidered
Iand lproelUillteL to the t'll extendf
M1?,. I. ,. MATIf
I'ron1 anld ltter this date, alli
iio hlillshig on the Cottage ple
positivcely li.ohilited unllder pi
tre'ls: si~n. Ally one foilnd on
witlclut Ilper(.,Fo ll will be
trespasl.ilig, and rlosecutedt tothelit
tent of the law.
Trespass Notice. ,
,U}huinig of ally kind on (.
Ilanlation, likewise seiping, is lo
proh ibitedt 1 uler penalty of t
iperm!iission heleforto e grUantedi
volittd. No excelptiouns.
From and after this date all
of any kind on the Ambrosia Ind
Plantations is positively rohibi
penalty of trespassing. ny oe
:lhese ilaces wvithoLt pernisol 'i
considered trespassening, and
the fill extent of the w.
S. D. B
Trespass Notiee. '.
From and after this date all hia
any kind on the Greenwood plnt
positively plroohibiteel under
t~respassneing. Any one found on t
without permission will be
trespassihg, aod prosecuted to .th,
tent of the law. :
Mirs. P. MA
I hereby give public noti.oe
by law that I will apply totie.
Pardons of the State of IaNis
recommlenlation to his excelleM .
Foster,Governor of the State of
to conmmute the seatenoie )IOdd
it the late October term of tlhi
cial DistrictCourt, in and for tbhe
West Felieiana, from death to i
uneat ior life, for 'the murder ~
Wanted-An Idea .,
Notice. i i
Bayou Sara Sept. h
Having decided to meet
from and after tbie date, sld
be stored for the first 30 d57at,
charges, except innsursnce.
Bayou Sars Cu-'
Rot hunasI at all hours. J.
Agent, foot of hih