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IIOW EADS AM HIS LOBBYISTS
DEFEATED 3LC BAM) ALL.
An Interesting Manuscript In Bela
lion to the Adoption of tbe
I'tlfad Stntpa SpsI.
1COIRSfOHDUiCI OP TBI AfPIAL.I
Washihgton. February 19. It ia
rBaid that Stilion Hutchine. editor ol
( the Washington Pott, and Capt. Eads,
of Mississippi river famr, and other
7 lobbyists are reepoiiaibla for tbe
change in the rules which deprived
' Mr. Randa l of his cower aa chairman
1 1 of the Appropriation Committee to
K thwart their schemes. It was a very
! (t shrewd move on the part of the lobby
t ists. They knew they could rely upon
' the support of every free trade mem-
' twr e Cttrt tyre am mnA .Via fra. A m
journals of tbe country.
Opt. Eadr, of course, was able to
fix the newspapers along the Miseis
ippi river, as he had controlled the
aditors cf three-fottiths of them for
Tears. Tbe Washington pipers where
j be looked after by Hutchios. He
radically purchased tbe Critic and
as Jiepumcan, which was uons
trough Jeff Chandler, the well
town lawyer, and E. W. Fox of 8t.
juis represented bim in the purchase
i the Republican. Uallet Kilbonrn
d Mr. Sylvester, who had been
tor of Mr. Hutchins's Pott, managed
.e Critic for him. The fight then
scan against Mr. Randall. The result
is well known. Tbe Committee on
' ppropriatioos wai shorn of its
war and now has only the control of
en regular appropriation bills.
I ran across an interesting mann
pt in tbe Slats Department the
er day, which was none other than
report of the committee appointed
air 4. 1776,'To pret are seal for the
jnited KUtea of America." The per
sons composing tbe committee were
; Dr. Franklin, Mr. Adams and Mr. Jef
ferson. It Las generally been stated
at the baad-writing was that of Mr.
Hereon, bet I am informed bv Mr.
-wight, tbe Librarian of the State De
partment, that this is popular error,
though the script is in a hand not nn
tike Hie. Tbe following is the recom-
i endation of the committee:
"Tha mat seal ihould. in on. aid., hm
itha arma af the UniUd states of America,
UIVU UI BHVIIU WW C lUIIVHIl ill, .UIOIU
u six quartors, part one, ooupe two. The
rat or, a rota enammelled gules and arrant
it Jfnaland; the second anient, a thistle
Jroper.for Scotland : the third verd. a haro
' . - I t J . . L. - I. . M . a i
t, ivr iici.uu , .u iuui in . a, , nower ae
Joe or, for France: the fifth or, the imperial
(le aaDie, for Uermanjr, and tie tixth or,
aB Igio lion gules lor Holland, pointing
it the eonntries from which tbeae atatea
ive been peopled. The ahiald within a
rder rules entoira (or antoura) of thirtn
jutoheona arrant linked tofathftr h Vi&in
r, earned charred with initial lettera sable
i lowowa: rim, n. 11.; seeona, JU. a.;
ird, K, I. : lonrth, C. ; fifth, N. Y. : sixth,
.J. ; seventh, P.; eighth, D. 0.; ninth, M.i
ith. V.: eleventh. N. C. : twalfth. N.
irteenth, (. for each of the thirteen inde
ndent States of America,
upportara, dexter the Goddess of Liberty
t corselet of armour alluding to the pres
i times, holdinr in her right hand the
oar and cap. and with her left snpportinr
' shield of the States ; s nister, tbe goddess
Justice, bearing a sword in her right
a anu in ner leri a balance. Crest, tbe
1 and be-
fn the other side of the said great
(mkl be the following device: Pk
Iting in an opan chariot, a crown
jd and a aword in his hand, pi
id ana a sword in Ina band, passing
ineh the divided watora of th Red ion
pursuit ol the Israelites : ravs from a nil
r() of lire in the cloud, expressive of
aivine presence and command, beaming
iMosns, who stands on tbe shore, and, ex
Iding his hand over the tea, causes it to
.ir whelm I'baraoh. Motto, "Rebellion to
(rants is Obedience to God."
It is impossible to determine the
tborabip oi this device. The orig
.1 report wai not preserved, and the
leroa file is distinctly marked as
py by Cbailes Thompson, tbe sec
'"y of the Centennial Congress,
was charged with tbe ta?k of pre-
g a device, and all tbe papers
save been offered to Congress on
subject bavce been placed in hia
he device reported bv him on the
hof June, 1782, was immediate) v
. ..... -.
ptea, ana on toe estabil-nment ol
federal government in 1789, that
Ice was accepted as the permanent
of the United States,
'le manuscript was not accompa
1 by any device, and Mr. Benson J.
sing, who described the Jefferson
in Ilarper't Magazine some years
' was probably the author of the
rings there reproduced.
Tbe Jews' Grealeat Men.
lien wc ascend the scale of Jewish
finity, and look at its preut men,
jnous names, its ilhiKtrioim repre
itives, we see. proportionato rea
for atlmimtidn and reapect.
k of MonU'fiore the philunthro
wliose funeral requiem the whole
1 so lately ansisW in. Think of
dulssohn, the liiiisician ; think of
aza, the philowipher; of Heine,
poet; of tiottwhalk and Talbcn;,
pianiKtu; of Itachel the tragedi-
of Iliichel Levin, "the Madame
ael of Germany." Think of Iin
, the man of letters ; of fiencons
and Hir Henry Drummond-AVolIf,
inplicli stateKini'ii unl diplomat-
Tliink of the Chancellor KiH
k, whove grandmother was a
ss, of 1'riuce Iiniatiefl of Ktw-
of Gumlietta of Fiance, of
lar of Spain, of " JVIin
i of Italy, all of whom had
h Mood in their vciiiH. Think of
tothwhilda in tinanrp, of the
es, the Cohens, the Moshoh, the
its in American focicty; think
in the church, of the liishops
lit Ii oMItiron aiftl Schereschew
China : think of the theologians
lerand Kwald; think among the
rian jriest we have known, of
vn DcKoven and lircck, both of
had a maternal Jewiwh ances
riiirf brief catalogue only faintly
ses Hie talent, the senilis, the
which the Jewish race ban
tcd in every axt.
.Itrllvc fytvm At Harvard.
LW, Mass., February 20. The
report of the president and
r of Harvard Qollego contains
orate exhibition of the work-
' the elective system, giving
showing the courses taken dur-
sophomorc, junior and senior
y every member of the classes
and IMS"). Accompanyini; the
t of each student's work are the
e marks obtained by him each
In accordance with the facta
arcs presented, President Kliot
les that the system is a success.
lancuil reports snow mat tne
is in a prosperous condition.
I gland' Ten Grrateat Men.
Ynrk (Ironhie: "Who are the
atest living Knglisbmen?" has
Irtswered by over 1400 corres-
lits in competing for a prize
by the '! Miff Gazette, lxird
rv received the highest vote as
I atest statesman. Lord Wolse-
Iis almost unanimously voted
fatest soldier. Henry irv
on easily "the place of greatest
, a to oi iroviaenee in a rauiant -
; I aowgloiy axtenda over the shioh
v' ' Itnd the firnres. Motto, "K
. ilium. Lieicnci around tbe whole
I although he receiveu some
scattering votes for the rank of great
est liunihug. t anon Siddoii.not widely
known hen1, came out alu-iid as gnat
est preacher, and Mr. Mill.;:s received
the large vnt of" 841 as gn-at.st
painter to 44o lor Mr 1 redi n. k
Uight.m. Hixlcv heats Tyndall
alniiit two to one as the greatest
man of scieiici'. John Kuskin
as greatest writer, gcU the largi
vote of o7S, follow cd next by Tenny
son with only 2tii Wilkii Collins
takes the prize as the greatest novel
ist, although he leads William lilack
by but sevenh-cn votes. Sala dis
tiineos Jolin Morley ami all the
Time. Punch and Saturday Jlerieie men
as the greatest journalist. Altogether,
it proves to be a most interesting and
Iter white little hand is resting
Un the arm mat held it of old,
And he thinks it ia only the night breeie
That makes it to soft and cold.
Her ayes into bis are gaiinr
liver, ever, so faithful to him,
And he thinks it is the silvery moonlight
That makes them ao strange and dim.
Her pretty face turns toward him:
Ah. when did her fare turn away?
And he thinks it the ailvery moonlight
That makes it so taint and gray.
rtk . l . ,, y t i .
vu piru mat iingera ana iBiien,
Take oourage and whispsr "Uood-bje."
A 1 . 1".. i i : r . 1
a mo i wuy m Ills la uulDing,
When millions each minute die.
When millions each minute are dying,
What matters one lite or deith?
One Iragila and tender exiatenceT
One tremulous passing breath?
A life f Why a life is nothing I
What matters tho' one barn dim?
Alas lor the folly oT reason
One life ia the world to him I
Thi Abbe Litz who is now in his
seventy-nun year, baa laid aside the baton,
lie replies to an invitation of the Russian
Muiical society to oonduot a concert of kis
own works at St. Petersburg, that he baa
strength neither to play the piano nor oon
duot. In s recent address in New Haven,
Dr. Cuylar aaid : "With my own eyea I have
seen Mr. tiladstona kneel by tha aide of a
eommon s'reet sweeper and pray for ike sal
vation of his soul." The Her. Joseph Cook
fee to s to have been so unfortunate aa to mist
this scene in his travels.
Fobty-six yfars are Father Le
Palllenr founded the Order of "Little Sisters
of the Poor " He still lives, and the kindly
charity he derised baa grown to the owner
ship of 24(1 homes for the poor and 4000 min
istering sisters. It has sheltered unoounted
numbers of outcasts of ail ages.
Thi Chinese Minister stWashingtin
is old and paralytic. lie was getting too
rich as Governor of a province and so was
exiled to this oountry on a salary of f25,ouo
a year and all his expenses paid. Wa pay
pur Minister tn China 112,000 a year, make
bim put up hia own expenses, and bouse him
ia a barn.
Mbibsoniib, Oerome. RosaBonheur,
Bastion Lepage, Durand, Boudry, and near
ly all tha foremost artists in France, have
contributed pictures to a lottery, the pro
ceeds of which are to be used to erect a mon
ument to Claude Lorraine at Nancy. Two
hundred pictures donated for thi nnrnnu
are already on exhibition.
A study on the "Marseillaise," by
H. Vigfusson, the Icelandic scholar, ap
pears in tbe Paris Drbatt Tha writer's ob
ject is to show that several of the lines in
Rouget da l'lsle's song, inoluding aome of
the best and most characteristic of them,
are taken, with very little alteration, from
Racine's two sacred dramas, Eilktr and
A olorbd man named Jones is as
tonishing the Philadelphia dootors by eating
lamp chimneys and champagne glasses. "A
special weaknoss of mine, said Mr. Jones,
is a sandwich of a bit of window glass be
tween dices of bread, and I am also very
fond of crushed glass in ice cream and
cuke." Tbe doctors aasert that he must have
a pane in his stomach.
Is Russia a national subscription is
open to erect a monument to the Kmpcror
Alexander II., on the esplr,nad of the Win
ter Palace at St. Petersburg. The materials
are to be bronto, marble and granite. The
statue of the late Ctar will stand on a pedes
tal, around which will be grouped, like in
the monument to the Empress Catherine, the
Enures of tha principal statesman of his
Tiik Itritixh JCncyrlopoedia has
aeciaea mat James Ciialiners, the ltundre
bookseller, is entitled to the credit of hav
ing invented the adhesive postage stamp,
and not Sir Kowland Hill, aa is generally
supposed. Sir Rowland simply adopted in
December, 18.19, the Scotchman's invention,
long after its utility bud been urged upon
bim by the Mercantile Committee of the
City of London.
The Socialists of Paris propose to
celebrate the anniversarv nf "f!artet." hat
ter known to history as Louis XVI. by a
oanquet, to wnicn me Deputies or tbe Cham
fcer, whose ancestors were members of the
convention which passed tha decree of
ueutn, are to ne invited, fourteen Deputies
are known to be qualified for this question
able honor, among whom are H. Wilson,
son-in-law of President Grevy, and two
members of the Cabinet.
Wipb I think, mother, we had bet
ter be stirting for onr shopping. By the
way, John, what aro tha weather probabili
John (reading from the paper) Heavy
l v j vn, in, unit, BioBt, uiin-
cards, cyclones, tornadoes, simoons, hurri
canes ana eartnquaaes.
Wife H'm, how provoking I 6haII wa
venture out. mother?
Mother Certainly. We ara not made of
Tub "claimant" of the Tichborne
estate has just delivered a lecture in Dub
lin. He drew an immense audinnnn. who
hailed him as he came on with cries of
"llallo, Rogerl" and "Wagga-wagga!" All
the other performers with him were hissed
off. Sir Roger was in eveniug dress, and is
described as tall of stature, portly in build,
of dark complexion, and as solemn as a pro
fessional undertak-r in appearance. His
Dowers of oratorv are not acod. liiavninAia
bad, and his twenty minutes' address was of
tne plainest character.
Wim.K Henry Wilson was Vice
President the face of his brother, Jeremiah
Colbath, was familiar to all frequenters of
the Senate. He wi" for many years one of
the doorkeepera of the galleries. Lnter ha
was assirned to a position in the folding
room. His health tailed him, and for a long
time he has been out of employment, lie
has recently been quite ill, and is now desti
tute, (iov. Long and Senator Hoar, hearing
of his diitrc9s, have made up a small purse
for him among the Massachusetts members
to supply his pressing wants.
Tub case, says the London Graphic.
of AshwelK who, borrowing a shilling, spent
tbe sovereign given him by mistake, has
been more than onco rolerred to in tbis ool
umn as having divided tho fourteen judges
into two balvos, soven afiirniing him to have
been guilty of iarceny, the other seven pro
nouncing hiin innocent of any offense cog
nizable by the law. In accordance with pre
cedence he was adjudged guilty; but, when
brought up fur judgment at the Leicester
Assize, he was simply ordered to npiear
again when called for, which will probibly
be at the (J reek Kalends.
It is cow practicailv sett'ed that
Ri.'hop John Lancaster Spalding of Peoria,
111., will bo rector of the National Catholic
University which the plennry council of that
chur'h in Baltimore lecidcd to eitublUh and
which is to be located in Washington. The
solection is an eininootly wise ono, as Dr.
Spalding is ono of tho ahle!t und most
progecsiva man of bis church, and has in
bitn all the fire of yout , being only torty
years of ago. He will bring to tho position
gro.it talent and indu-try, mid it may be
promised that the institution with him at the
head will bo a stiniug educational light.
TiiKitRitro no professional humor
ists in Contre'S this session. Tom Reed of
Maine comes aa near being one as a states
man of his avoirdupois could. The three
great Cong'essional humorists were Sam
Cox, Proctor Knott and Jim Uelford and
see wbat they have come tol Bolford is
ustling for law business on the stroots of
Denver, Cox is salaaming to a Mohammedan
despot and dreaming his soul away in the
enervating atmosphere of the Bosporus, and
Knott is issuing notary commissions and
pardoning negroes out of the Kentucky pen
The Imperial decree degrading the
late Chinese Minister to flormany, Li Fon
Pao. has been hublisbed in the Pekina Ga
zette. Tbe vessels built under his orders at
the Stottin yard have proved so unsatisfac
tory that he is being scvorely punished. The
decree says: "Li Kon Pao, who wears a
button of tbe second rank, Is a person of a
low typo ot moral character and depraved
conduct, lie is an adept in the art of
rushing his own ends, and his misdeeds
have frequently been the subjoct of denun
ciation te the throne. We commend that he
be cashiered and never again employed in
an official capacity." Tbe Minister fled
secretly from Peking, and his whereabouts
were lor some time unknown. He ia now
said to ba at Shanghai.
JIESrnilS DAILY' APPEALSUNDAY, FEBRUARY- 21, 1SS!
OUR J1CKS0J LETTER.'
THE LEGISLATIVE rilOCECDIM.S
OF LIST VLk.
Ihe rroposel Constilotmual Con
Tentioa 1 he Educational In
tereets oi the State.
fooaataroxDixcg or thi arriiL.l
Jackson, Miss., February 20. The
L,egisla'ure is oil team to-day on
another frolic. There ara about 180
members and officers and attaches of
the tiro houses. This number, bow
ever, was swelled to about 250 wben
the train lift this evening on the trip
of pleasure, ss quite number had
wives and friends to take alone, tome
ha'f dozen members of t ach house re
mained to attend to their committee
wo-k. On theinviia'.ion of President
McConnico they go to visit the"North,
Central and Boutb American Kg posi
tion," t do which they were fur
nished with free pisses by the courtesy
oi tne Illinois uentrsi raiiroia. Tney
have also accepted an invitation from
the Lonisviile and Nashville tailioid
to take a free ride along the Mississip
pi Qulf coast on Sunday. Now, it ia
not all inconsistent for the members
of ths House to accept these free
rides on free passes issued by the rail
road authorities, lot the House
at the present session has paned
a Din repealing tne law pro-
nibiunj taeir giving to, or ac
ceptance by, a member of the
Legislature or any civil officer in the
State. It remains to be seen whether
tbe senators are consistent in their ac
ceplance of said passes, for the bill
prohibiting their use has not yet been
acted on by tbe Senate, but is now
pending therein. Can they vote
against the repeal of said law and be
consistent witn tneir action in accept
ing free passes on this occasion. Sev
eral of the heretofore strongest advo
cates of the law forbidding ths use of
tree passes by officers accepted these
I asses to-day, among them the author
or the bill. It is to be hopes! that
these parties recognise their error in
having advocated mea 'nre tbat is a
reflection npon every officer of tbe
State and must be charactsriaed as
The bill providing for callina a con-
stitationol convention was the special
order in the Senate to-day, and the
session was principally occupied in
its discussion. Gen. H. L. Burkitt of
Clay county (author of the bill), the
Hon. J J.Whitney of Jefferson, and the
Hon. Joel P. Walker of Lauderdale
made exhaustive arguments in support
out ne measure, air. waiter spoke witn
much earnestness and with great elo
quence, i bb Hon. a. K. rack wood of
1'fke and the Hon. W.F.Love of Amiti
made telling speeches in oooosition to
ths bill and answered in fitting tarras
the arguments advanced by the alb' rma
tive. The time for preparation for tbe
trip to New Orleans having arrived,
the further consideration of the bill
was postponed until Monday morn
ing next, when the discussion will be
resumed, snou'.d enough members re
turn to constitute quorum.
Vat constitution could be improved
upon, but there is too much to be
risked in calling a convention to re
model it. The fear ia that we might
lose many good things we now have,
and have indicted on us features more
offensive and obnoxious than any
thing now contained in tbe constitu
tion. While tbe bill has many warm
and earnest advocates in the Senate,
it is not believed that it will pass that
Tbe House discussed, until nearly
12 o'clock last night, the bill provid
ing for leasing the penitentiary to the
Quif and Ship Island Railroad Com
pany. The apeech of the Hon.
James Gordon of Pontotoc county, in
support of the bill, was earnest, clas
sical and poatic. He traveled through
classic fields and plucked bright
flowers of po9try, with which he gave
bright ornament to the sound logic of
hia arguments. He was frequently
applauded. No result was reached,
and the bill was laid over for further
coneideration. Its friends are very
confident of success in the House,
There is nothing, as yet, to indicate
the sense of the Senate on the sub
ject. The fears expressed in a f irmer com
munication that the charitable and ed
ucational institutions would suffer by
parsimonious legis'ation are being in
creased as committees begin to formu
late the items for their snppoit. and
the cry ot poverty echoes and re
echoes in almost ceaseless sounds in
tbe ball of each House. All recognize
the fact that the present revenues of
tbe State are insufficient to meet the
expenditures, and tbat the only way
to meet the deficit is to increase taxa
tion. There are many, however, who
are conscientiously averse to increas
ing the taxes, while there are some
who it is feared are trying to make rec
ords whereby to recommend them
selves to the dear people for future
honors. There are others who are un
selfish, and who are men of sound,
practical sense and of liberal, but not
extravagant views, seeing the necessi
ties of the hour, have the nerve to
meet them heroically by levying taxes
sufficient to meet the exigencies of
the times. The people would prefer,
low taxes, but the masses of the tax
payers are proud and patriotic and are
willing to be taxed for educational
and charitable purposes,' and for the
conduct of the State government in a
A bill has passed the Senate, and
will doubtless pas the House and be
come a law, abolishing the State Board
cf Agriculture and Immigration and
reducing the ea'ary of the commis
sioner to $i0 per annum, thereby vir
tually abolishing the office. The State
liaB spent a good deal of money in the
interest of immigration, and it is cer
tain that she has received a quid pro
quo for every dollar so spent, but the
advantages thus derived seem not to
have been appreciated.
A very unwise and radical measure
has been adopted by the House in the
passage of a bill to enforce contracts
for labor. While it has some provis
ions protecting the laborer aiatDst
the landlord, yet its general "tenor
points in the interest of the landlord,
and its operation, should it become a
law, would be oppressive to and
abridge the liberties of the working
class. There is no prospect that the
Senate will ratify the action of the
House in this mat'er, yet it is to be
regretted that anything that savors of
class legislation should even be intro
duced, BDd ti be regretted the more
that it should be entertained in and
indorsed by an intelligent branch of
tbe Legislature. The enactment of
such a law would be the herald of a
general exodus of the negroes. Our
present labor system is bad, but it
cannot be benefited by stringent and
oppressive laws. The employer should
not be favored more than the em
ploye. The memorial service in the Ren
ate last Wednesday, in honor of Gen.
J. D. Vertner, were very affecting.
The eulogies, eighteen in number,
were feeling and eloquent and bespoke
the hiah a'anding and great nmrtl
worth ot ttie dt'ecaeed, and the gp.
p-r-ciation of the same by thoci) s.'ia
knw hiu intimately and well.
Fio.-n tbe prfsent outlork, tbe Ft,
sion will las: nat.l a', least t'ie u." IJ.e
of Man hand probably to tbe latof
April. The desks of both houses are
li led wiih b.l.s vt to ba passe 1 up, n,
which, if properly c insulerej, m
f roloog the sfKiion to the time stated.
iowever.it t-as hei tMore been the
caetom of our Legislatures, when tiie
members become impatient to o o
their home, to break an and g re
gardlf si of the unfinished business on
ths calendar. When these impati
sacra arise, it is toj often end I mav
say generally tbe case that hasty and
inconsiderate action is taken, and,
that to3, in matters of serious and
vital importance. This impatience is
already beiDg manifested in the House,
end should it be developed in the sen
ate, thnre ia no telling when a hasty
and abrupt adjournment may tike
Gov. Lowrv and his daughter. Mrs.
Will Henry, had an elegant reception
at the mansion !att Wednesday even
ing. Members ot the Legislature, vis
itors and citixens were in attendance
and spent a few hours in co:ial con-
venation, besides enjoying a lumptu
The last few days of fine weather
makes tne grangers long for tne nelds
and the plow. d. r. portkb.
A wayfarer on the world.
Black the air and tbe ground;
On he goes through the dark,
Over the marsh and mound.
Like death-bell hia heart baa ti.ll'd
One aroaa. no mlmr anuria ,
He haa fallen from a verse he Ilea stark I
Ana a creeping wind on the wold
Whistles through pitch-black air
For WHl o'-tha Wisp to hold
ills nicaering lantern there,
W here tbe moveless face lies bare
n ith aiirhllnfll aval n - , a n .
But the wind is not so bold
As to touch his blood-wet hair.
Merely a flresido fancy? No,
A thing that happened, years ago.
wn mis very moor,
Nigh this verv dititr.
Praw the window-curtains close,
Ulackpit nlffbt it round tha hnnu ,
The oat purrs loud, the crickets aingi
8hadowy aweet our tranquil ring,
Tha wind's in the chimney, and below
i oa wnispering nre sheds dusky glow.
itusn i a anoca
Ooen and Ma.
W ho's there r
A Wayfarer "
Welcome la he)
Miumxxnt o Art.
A portrait for which the Hon.
James 0. Blaine of Maine is now sitting will
Dot have so many stifles on it as tha one got
ten up by Pwk lew years since.
Gov. Skymouh's monument will he
a plain granite bowlder selected by hlinsell
aome time ago. It will be in keeping with
tha Simula arandaur of the dead atataaman'ii
Thi SDrintrfield JtenMiran find..
says: "The young Republican leaden in
Maaaachusettss are watching the future with
anxiety. Ihey know that with Blaine or
Logan aa candidate ia 1HSK against Cleve
land. Massachusetts cannot ba hold for the
Senator Van Wvi-k comnlained in
the Washington po ice court on Monday of
the barking of a bulldog owned by a memi er
of tha British Legation, and waa much in
censed to learn that the animal oould not be
declared a oommon nuisanco save by indiot-
ment dj me grana jury.
"Senator Mahoni." savs the new
Richmond (Va.) Whit, (Democrat), "will
bear watching, and the most ellioient way to
watch him is to give him no opportunity.
Rest assured tnat whenever the Democratic
party gives him a chance, the senior fcenator
will not fail to make use of it."
Ma. Morrison's tariff hill will bs
opposed from the first, it is reported, by Mr.
ivanaau, wno win ,iave as tne nucleus ornis
rupport ths Pennsylvania and Louisiana
Democrats. Thi. if true, makes the out-
oo k for the bill less favorable than, aa tariff
reformers, we would liko to have it.
Although Ssnatjr Payne ianow the
recognised head of that faction of the Ohio
Democracy to whose aims and methods Mr.
Thurman standi unalterably opposed, the
lattor ooiopieioiy exonerates nuu Irom
personal know edge ol any corrupt nurchasa
ot votes in tho oontest which endud in Thur
man a ueleat.
Nomk injudicious and ovcr-zcalmiH
friends of Gov. Lee are attempting to destroy
his peace of mind by introducing a Vice
Presidential, bee into hia ear. It is to be
uuivui Huncinn iu tne Kuftrnur will Dill
allow his official equanimity to be disturbed
by the bussing ol such an annoying little
insect at such an unseasonable time. There
sreno President al.or Vica-Presidential bees
in the air yet.
Ex-Sinator Chakkeb is authoritv
for the statement that the Butler movement
in 1HH4 as put un by Wm. K handler, and
that it oost the Republican National com
mittee, of which Chaffee was the exoculivo
chairman, fHH.mxi. Chandler'a part in the
cutler movement la no secret, but Uhallea a
assertion ia confirmatory of the suspicions
that have hitherto only neon suspicions that
Butler was paid for his job.
Kx-Gov. Kt. John of Kansas. Ytlm
was the Prohibition candidate for President
in 1HM, is traveling through the South, mill
is surprised to find that this section can give
the North losflons in temperance any day and
with easu. He savs he cama liks Itanium te
curse, but finds that he can only bless. Kven
Kentucky, which he supposed to be the
stronghold of whisky, he liuds more temper
ate than any Northern State. Tennessee he
finds very much like Kentucky, and tho
temperate habite ofihe ieoiite in Alubmna
and Ueorgia simply astonish nim.
A you no Democrat writes to the
Galveston (Tex.) Nrm (Iem.), encouraging
"a rebellion of the juveniles of tbe Demo
cratic party in Texas unions tho boodle of
office is evenly distributed between young
and old." The N'um curtly and pointedly
adds: "If the kids make their campaign for
office only they will get badly left. The av
erage oitiien, young or old, has no interost
in oflices or oflioials beyond the oommon in
terest of the people that tiie publio business
in all its braoches shall be honestly, eflicient
)y and faithfully administered.''
Senator Shkhman's letter of Febru
ary 1st to Postmasttr Jones of Columbus,
0., Intimating that if the DamocraCo nomi
nee to that office would kindly undertake
not to remove any of his Republican subor
dinitos his confirmation by tbe Senate would
be likely to follow, is sufficiently indicative
of tho plans of statesmanship on which the
ajonty ol tne tvinate is moving in its light
upon tbe President s prerogative. If Mr.
Jones owed his confirmation to tbe Ohio
Senator's influence, tbe patronage of tho
Columbus postotlico would in a very practi
cal senso belong to Mr. Sherman. Can ho
possibly have a hunkering alter it.
1'llK lion. M.K. Mc(ir;ttli,itn accept
ed authority in Missouri upon politicul sta
tistics has furnished the hpringholu I(tpu1
icon witn a lengthy review ot the situation,
n proof thtit thero is neither decadenee
lor drv rot" in the Democratic r.artv in tbnt
State and that the anticipation of a change
of political front in the coming election is
unloiindeil. lie reviews the State by Sena
torial ditrictH and counties, and arrives at
the conclusion that the complexion of tho
ext Legislature will be as follows: Senate
-Democrats. Iteiiuhlicuns. 7 : Greenback
Democrat, 1; Greenback Republican, 1.
House Democnits, 1U3; opposition, 37.
Hrhk are some contributions to Re
ublican harmony bv the Cincinnati t'on-
mm'iitl-(inzrttr: "Senator Kdinunds docs
not scorn to be reluctant in'sleppingltorwaril
as a liepuliliciin nowadays. Ho may have it
on his mind th it thoro is a good time coming
for Kepuhlicans. But he should make the
best of Clevelnnd, as he could have pre
vented hiselection, and was too busy lu a
corporation cis, to save the country so ti,
peak. 1 he Republican papers tbrouuh ut
no country have been able to preserve
their calinne s when informed, wilh-
ut authority, we presume, that Mr.
Conkting, having made money enough, is
about to take cb irge ot the country as a hots
politician, but the only expressions of joy
ave been lrom tho Doiuocratio press.
Public applanse is as dear to the
President as to the dancer, to the Cabinet
Minister aa to tha leading lady, the soubrette
or the tragedian. Kx-Prrsident Arthur is no
xception to tbe rule. His private life ia to
im lonesome anu disappointing. It is an
in secret in New York that he haa zrown
tired of the quiet of a private life. lie has
many friend t ere and enjuya their society.
It is also tru that be is a good liver and
takes good things to eat and drink. But the
monotony of a quiet sacial life has been too
much for him, and (or some time he baa not
been in good heal'h. Kxcent when he has
gone out in society he has rarely from incli
nation left his house on Lexington avenue.
Lack of exercise, as much as overtaxing his
stomach, has caused his recent sickness.
Many of hia friends think he is not aa cheer
ful as heretofore, and believe that a longing
for a busy life as a public servant ia at tha
bottom of the trouble.
A FEMTF,TI.RY SCUM
IX WHICH TIIK PKOI'I.K OF MIS
sismiti a it K ixti:i;kmi:i.
The Recent Report br a Commiltee
of the Senate Ice rt.-ctinit ou
Icoangartixoixca or rat arrciL.I
Jacksjm. Misa., February 20. Tbe
Committee on the renitemiVy made
a report to the 8enate yesterday,
wnicn. to say tne least oi it, coin mis
many serious reflections on the Uov
ernor, buperinlendent ol the Peniten
tiary and ths lesseea of tbe Peniten
tiary. The report by implication
charges the Governor of the Peniten
tiary with gross othcial delinquency
in the execution of the law. it does
not formulate tbe charge in language,
but it states facta from which no other
conclusion can be drawn.
The committee are Senators Iloon,
Powel, Morris, Bio ford aud Caiey.
They were instructed by resolution of
the 8enat to report nnder what con
tracts certain repairs and improve
ments were made on the penitentiary
for the last two years; what amount
waa due from ths lessees to the Slate,
and the management of the Peniten
tiary, etc. The commit.ee in their re
port tell a plain, unvarnished tale,
point out ths law, stats the facts and
leave tbe Senate to diaw conclusions.
From the report on ths first day of
January, 1884, ths lessees of ths peni
tentiary were indebted to ths btate
f39,4:0 on tbe lease for the
year 1883. The Legislature of 1884
passed a law directing the Governor to
notify the Attorney Ueneral to bring
nit against the lessees of the peniten
tiary and security on their bond if ths
rent was not paid when due. It seems
that no actien was taken by the Gov
ernor oa this statute. But in Decem
ber, 1884, ths Governor bad a settle
ment witb the lessees and gave them
a credit for improvements and repairs
amounting to $27,419 31), which was
credited on the amount due f torn ths
leasees for ths year 1883. And at the
time the credit was given ths work
waa not done. Ths report states that
these improvements and repairs were
unauthorized by law and rscitss the
law to sustain them. The committee
farther stats that the prices charged
the Stats.according to ths sworn state
ment of aa architect, were more than
double wbat the State should have
paid. It further appears from the re
port tbat on the first day of January,
1885, the lessees owed the State
for rent of tbe penitentiary for
the year 1884 ths sum of 139,420.
No action is taken by Governor,
though the statute directs him to
bring suit for his money if not paid
when due. The report further shows
that on the 10th of December, 1885,
the Governor again made a settlement
with the lasses of ths penitentiary and
gave them a credit for $27,419 42, and
tbe same was credited on the amount
due from the lessees for the year 1881.
Tbe committee repot ti that mors thm
$10,000 ol tbe Improvements wnlcn
ths lessees got credit for in the last
settlement had not been made. To
usn the exDressive lanauaure of the
committee, tney cay not a lick has
been struck up to this time. The com
mittee also report that other improve
ment were allowed at more than
double what they should have cost the
(State. The committee repot t tbat
these improvements and repairs are
made without the authority of law.
The committee report that the
rent d'ie t3 the State for the
penitentiary, amounting to $39,420
for the year 1885 is past due,
and has not been paid. The commit
tee further report that life convicts in
ths penitentiary are permitted to
walk about the ttreeta of Jackson in
citizens' clothes, apparently as tree as
any one. They were seen hurrying
back to the wa Is to answer roll-call in
the morning before daylight. Colored
convicts went to places of amusement,
raised diflicullies, etc.
The report was listened to by the
Senate witn profound attention, and
500 copies were ordered printed. A
Sen ut or aroie in his seat and said ths
report coct lined grave charges against
tbe Governor and Superintendent of
tbe Penitntiary. He hoped the com
mittee is mistaken. The committee
stand at bigh as any men in the Ken
ate. The lora'. press here t'lis morn
ing had not a wo d to say upon the
subject of the report. Can they afford
t pass it witnout comment r or win
they let tbe people of Mississippi know
what is going on at the capltnl
i it t i ii.
Flesh Producer & Tonic !
Hear the WltucHaoa !
10 TO 80 POUND! t
A Haa or SlalyElgat Winters.
I am 68 years of age, and regard Uuinn'a
Pioneer a fine tenia for ths feoble. Uy its
use my strength has boen restored and my
weight increased ten pounds.
A. F. 0. CAMI'HKLL, Cotton Gin Maker.
Macon, Ua., February 18, m.
A Crippled Confederal Nay at
I on'y weighed 128 pounds when I com
menced Guinn's Fion r, and now weigh 147
pounds. I oould hardly walk with a stick to
support me and can now walk long distances
without belp. Its benefit to mn is byond
calculation. R. KUtLd UnSTICK,
Macon, Oa. Cotton Duyer.
Mr. A. II Brambloll. Hardware Mr
rlmut, or Foray Ih, Un , Wrltfta I
It acted like a charm on tnygonaral health.
I considor it a fine tonic. 1 weigh mora than
1 have lor ' yeats. Kosiwetfully,
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Mr. W. I". Jones, Macon, Nnya t
My wife has regained her strength and in
creased ten pounds in weight. We recora
mond Uuinn s l'ioneer as the bet tonic
VT. F. JONES.
Dr. U. W. Delbrldgrc. at AtlanlA, J.,
H'rltoa of Ualnn'a l'lonrer i
Guinn's Pioneer Dlood Rcnewerhia boon
ucd for yeara with unprecedented success.
Ills entirely vegetable and doei the syHoin
no harm. It improves the appetite, diges
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orating and toning up all tho functions and
tissues of the stsUui, and thiiK becomes the
great blood rt newer and bea'.tb restorer.
PIONEKK Itl.OOIt KtlvKWCK
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If not in your market it will be forwarded
on receipt on price, tiinall bottles, 11.00;
large bottles, f 1.76.
Essay on lJlood and Skin Diseases mailed
MACON MEDICINE CO., Macon, Ga.
rTMlE undersigned having qualified aa ad
-a. minis iraina oi rniiip Du,r, uervwu.
hereby notifies all debtors to come forwardl
and settle, ana all creuitora us present tneir
bills, properly probated. All goods held
for charges must ba removed by tha illet ot
Boots, Bhoea, Tools, 8how-Casas and Fixt
ures lor sale at less than eost.
Ada'rx of Philip Bauer. Jafferaon at.
Snbuorlbe for tbe "Appeal.
W. W. SCHOOLFIELD.
256 and 258 Front
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Blind llrldlefi, 1 1 am est. Lap II tug.
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Cotton Factors, Wholesale Grocers,
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Vttrn Wnrvhssnasv NsMs. HH nstd SO, llsaloal Htrswa.
Liter Tari at Planii ML
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Window Frames, Ilracketa, NcrolMVork, Hough and
Drewied Lumber, ftblnglea, La thai, Water Tank.
All kinds of Wood Work Kxeeuted at Short Notice.
Noh. 157 to 173 Washington St. Memphis. Tony.
Capital, $200,000. Surplus, $25,000.
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