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Saturday, ... Feb. 2, 1 884
Published at ilazreUurst, Copiah
eouuty, .Mississippi,at the low price
of five cents per week, or two dol
lars per annum, in advance.
Advertisements inserted at $1 per
square,ten lines or less,'or the first
insertion, and CO cents each contin
uance; all oills due on presentation
Preaching in (lie Methodist
church of this city on Sunday
at the usual hour.
Preaching in the Baptist
< Lurch of this city on Sunday
at the usual hour.
Meeting of the Temperance
Council in McMaster Hall,
this city, on Monday night
Feb’y 4th. All the members
should attend,as there lias not
been a meeting for sbnio time.
Prohibition mass meeting
in Hazlehuisf, on next Wed
nesday tbe 6th. Rev Dr Ohas
B. Calloway,and perhapsoth
er eminent temperance spea
kers are expected to be pres
ent nud address the meeting.
O
Parker’s mill in this city,
will grind for the public on
Wednesday and Saturday of
each week.
Goto White’s drug store for
school books, a beauiiiul thumb pa
ptr will be given with each book.
Dr. Penn has a desirable
shire house on Crooker street,
next to the Subat House, this
city, which he desires to rent
on the live and let live plan.
Remember J G White's drug store
■is the place to buy Pkt knives, raz
ors, pistols, cart ridges,Ac. 24
Our longtime friend, Wm
Graves of this city,has a neat
cottage house, with garden,
all in good repair, for rent at
reasonable rates.
---- ---——
t
Good news The ‘star’ dentist,
sDr Marshall, is back to his old
stand over Birdsong’s, where ev
erything pertaining to dentistry
can be had cheap for cash. *21
— -- - ■ «»« ---
Col. donas of this city,not
withstanding Uho inclement
weather, still sells goods
on the cheap,.for cash plan,—
Give him a trial.
f Greenlaw does not need to send
for auwoperator, hut does his own
work and if you are not satisfied
when you get it yon need not take
ti. Photos, per dozen, $3 ; £ dozen
$2; Gems, 2for 50 cents.
F. ,M. Ilembert, dealer in
choice,.family groceries, this
city, is still in the ring,ready,
willing, and waiting, to sell
to the peopleion the live and
let live plan.
1884 you will find it to your in
terest, when needing anything in
the dental line, call on the ‘star
dentist, Dr C 0 Marshall, at lusold
■tand over Birdsong’s store, 21
Chas.Baas,the well known
working-man of this city, is
prepared to furnish the peo
pie of Copiah and adjoining
counties with stoves,Unaware,
etc, at reasonable prices.
Fine plug Toaccos,3 ins tor one
dollar, affNViilimson &, Go’s drug
store.
Geo. Tomicieh of this city,
keeps the best cold weather
drinks to be had on the Great
Jackson Route, and supplies
the thirsty cheap for cash.
Go o White’s drug store for the
‘Belle Creole’cigarjbestcigar known
for 10 cents. 24
-•••
Fresh Fish at the Moore
House, this city,-where hun
gry* tar-heels are fed at the
low priee of twenty five cts.
per meal; convenient to the
coart house and the business
part of the city,
A Sufferer from Rheumatism.
I limped about for years with a
cane,and could uot bend down with
out excruciating pain. Parker’s
Ginger Tonic effected an astonish
ing cure and keeps me well. Its
infallible—M. Guilfoyle, Biagham*
ton, N. T.
Remember that we have the
most complete prescription Depart
ment in the State! Having the lar
gest share of the prescription A gen
eral drug trade, we are prepared to
offer better inducements than ever
before! We will not be undersold
on First class drugs! We handle
no trashy medicine.-!
21. Burnley A son.
Garden Seeds! Garden Seeds!
Largest u.-soittneut of Bowl’s
Fresh Garden Sc dsjust received at
Burnley A Son’s! These seed are
the most reliable and certain ever
sold in the United Stales! No old
seed sold to oar customers, we guar
®i:tee every papei! ?3.
Tbo Mayor’s office is now
in the Grooino building fron
ting court bouse square and
the calaboose, where his hon
or will take much delight in
meting out equal and exact
justice to all Jaw breakers,
without regard to race, color,
or previous condition.
.Tas Corley,an oid-time far
mer friend, favored us with
a pleasant and profitable visit
the first of the week. He is
sixty two years old. bus never
indulged in cuss words, never
was drunk, can do as much
v'ork as any man,and pays in
advance to enable the Owl to
visit C. B. G. Ross, weekly,
at Red Lick,Jefterson county.
Justice Newt, Wilson, of
heat one, caused the old Owl
to laugh a few days srnce, by
renewing for ’84, with bright
and shiny courtesies. He says
when he gets under official
head-wav lie will hold court
at the ancient city of Galla
tin, once the home of Gov.
Brown, Gov. McNutt, Chief
Justice Peyton, Franklin E.
Plummer, and many other
eminent men, who have pass
ed away.
C. B, Sandifer, a colored
man and brother of the Pearl
river country, is a new sub
scriber to this paper, paying
in advance for the same, and
we commend his example to
others. It is tune the colored
men were reading and think
ing for themselves. There are
more than twenty six bund
led colored voters in Copiah
county, out of which numbei
we have perhaps ten regular
subscribers and readers.
Judge Touchstone, of Har
risville, county of Simpson,
jkindly remembers the Owl,
with some of the circulating
medium,for which he has nu
merous thanks.
Last week, in speaking of
the prominence of lvev. Mr.
Bingham as a prohibitionist
and of bis status as a demo
crat, no reflection was inten
ded to be cast upon the action
of Jbe appointing Board, in
giving the office to another—
nor indeed is there any inten
tion or desire to reflect upon
any one. We simply desired
to express our appreciation of
Mr. Bingham, but not to the
detiiment of Captain Burch
who is his successor to the
position; our acquaintance
Capt. B. satisfies us that the
office is in good hands.
We are delighted to find
the Mayersyille Spectator on
our table this week. Living
sion Peyton, a rising young
newspaper man,is now editor
and proprietor, and we wish
him much success.
Rev. Dr. Johnson, Presi
dent of Whitworth Female
at Brookhaven, is announced
to be at the Prohibition mass
meeting in this place on next
Wednesday the 6th.
Lon. Kinnebrew, of Pine
Bluff, this county, renews for
’84, for 3 copies of the Owl,
one for himself and one each
for his two sons in Texas.—
Bully for Len Kinnebiew !
I3F3 A peck of worms have
been known to pass from one
child. Shriner’e Indian Ver
mifuge was the remedy used.
Only 25 cents a bottle. For
sale by Burnley & Son, of
this the Hnb city/
Capt. A. B. Lowe, jr,of the
Jackson Ledger, was iff our
city the first of the week on a
visit to his parents and rela
tives, looking to be in excel
lent health.
Col. Lon McMaster left on
Monday night for Myles city,
on the Natchez and Jackson
road, where he will be con
nected with the eating house
at that place. We wish him
much prosperity at his new
home.
A French author says :—
“When I lost fny wife every
family in town offered me
another; but, when 1 lost my
horse, no one offered to make
him good.”
A Lawyer’s Testimony.
There is more strength restoring
power in a bottle ot Parker's Sin
ger Tome than iu a bushel of malt
or a gollon of milk. This explains
why invalids fiud it such a wonder
ful invigorant lor mind and body.
Romfmber that White’s drugstore
s the place to get tine chewing and
smoking tobacco. 24
PROHIBITION.
A Prohibition Mass-Meet
ting is hereby called to oo
venein Hazlehurst, on Wed
nesday, the 6th of Febiua J,
to appoint delegates to pre
sent the cause to the Legisla
ture. The holders of Peti
tions aro hereby urged to use
ail possible diligence in se
curing signatures to the game
and make affidavit to them,
and either bring the Petitions
to the Mass-Meeting, or have
them hero bv the 6th Feb’y.
The Finance committee are
expected to do their duty.
W. B. Bingham,
Chui’n of Ex. Committee.
Hizleharst, Jan’y 21,1884,
Revs. C. B. Galloway,JD. D.
of Jackson, and H. F. John
son, L). ]). of Brookhaven,
have promised to be present
and deliver addresses. Conte
one, Come all, and let ns
drive once and forever This
dreadful demon of Liquor
from our county.
-— — — ••• ——
Campbell Mattingly,
Was born in Kentucky on
the 4th ol April, 1798, and
departed this life at the resi
dence of his daughter, Mrs.
H, J. B. Carter, of Copiah
county, on Jan’y 23d, 1884,
aged nearly 86 years. He was
a good man, ar.d we extend
sincere sympathy to his chil
dren and grand children. All
who knew him, entertained a
high regard for his trne and
unassuming merits.
John Lee Crawford.
It is with sincere regret we
announce the death of John
Lee Crawford, which sad ev~
ent occurred at his home in
Beauregard on ^Sunday eve
ning, Jau’y 27th, 1884. He
was about 62 years old, and
had been a citizen of Copiah
county for nearly forty years.
We can only extend sincere
sympathy to the bereaved
family and leave it to others
to write a suitable tribute to
his memory for^pubhcation.
The old and reliable house
of M. Faler & Co,of this city,
the friend of the farmers who
do their trading here. This
house without making a big
blow is quietly preparing to
turnish the people of this and
adjoining counties with eve
rything they need on living
and business principles; they
don’t pretend to sell for less
than cost,nor do they indulge
in shenanigin; i* is a straight
forward one price house, aad
when you come to the Huh
on a trading expedition he
sure to favor them with a
visit and get the worth of
your money.
Small Pox reported to be
at Wesson in the southern
part of this county, among
some of the darkies. By quar
antine the physicians seem to
he confident that it will not
spread. The excitement is
already subsiding.
Elsewhere in this issue of
our numerously circulated pa
per may be seen what the St.
Louis Republican, a straight
out. democratic paper, says of
the Wrought Iron Range Co.
The Agents of this Company
make their headquarters at
Hazlehnrst, and are building
up a good business.
Rob R, Chiles,an energetic
and ^successful young farmer,
is now on bis Charley Cook
place, three miles south west
of this city, and has it well
supplied with farming stock
and laborers. We predict be
will succeed in raising a kea*
vy ciop this year, as corn and
cotton lores to grow for men
who tickle the soil at the pro
pel time. Bully for Bob.
Any fule kin,kick agin cir
cumstances, says rncle Mose,
but it am de wise man who
conquers misfortune ail spits
on bis hands to takle adver
sity. '
Come with your cash, and see
how cheap you can get yo ur teeth
fixed by tlie ‘star dentist, Dr Mar
snail. He is back at his old stand,
over Eirdsoug’s. 21
A Good Investment.
My wife said I was a fool when I
broght borne a bottle of Parker’s
Ginger Tonic. But when it broke
up my cough and cured her neu
ralgia aud baby’s dyseuterry she
thought it a good investment,—N.
Y. Tailor.
[email protected] A dressing to beautify gray
hair every family needs. Parker's
Hair Balsam never fails to satisfy.
Public Speaking. I
General Organizer, J. EL j
Gambrell.and Rev A. A* Lo
tnax,will deliver addresses on
prohibition, at Miller’s store
Friday, Feb’y 1st, 11 a.tn.
Crystal Springs, E’eb’y 1st,
7 p. m.
J. H. Gambrel! and others
at Wesson, Mondav night
E’eb’y 4th, 7 p. ni.
Hazlehnrst, Tuesday night
Feb’y 5th, 7 p. m.
Ladies and gentlemen —
every body—invited to attend
these appointments.
Beauregard Notes.
Uncle John Crawford died
on Sunday .evening, January
27th, of pneumonia.
Small l5ox is all the talk.
Tiie Board of " Aldermen
met on Monday and appoint
ed a “Board of Health,” who
have mqt and ordered a quar
antine against tho locality of
the disease.
Mi. Jim Cason, of Delhi,
Louisiana, is here this week,
on account ot tire death ot
Mr Crawford.
The Municipal election will
come off Saturday E’eb’y 2d;
tlie indications are that H.
Moody will be unanimously
re-elected Mayor.
Boone Cole has declined io
run for re-election as Mar
shal, and Mr. McRaney and
T. J. Bridewell are the can
didates.
A. J. Ferguson has opened
a large new house,which will
do a large furnishing business.
Senator Guy ton,
In his remarks on the free
pass question said in sub
stance :
The bill before the Senate now
docs not meet my lull approbation.
It is too comprehensive. It includes
those who have neither legislative
nor judicial powers. Nor is there
any clamor or complaint of the peo
ple against them. I am not prepared
to say that either me judiciary or
legislative departments of the State
has been corrupted by the use of bee
passes, but 1 am prepared to say
that the officers of these departments
are publicly known to use these pa
pers Railroad corporations repre
sent consolidated wealth. They re
ceive their charters at the hands of
the Legislature. These charters way
contain grauts detrimental to the
interests of tiie people. When the
people observe their legislators with
tree passes in their pockets,fbey feel,
and justly too, that they are in the
atitude of litigants before a jury and
that the situation is ihc same as if
the jurors had received a gift from
the hands ol one of the litigants.—
Perhaps if it were known that ju
rors iiad received a gift by courtesy
or otherwise, it would be sufficient
cause io set aside tiie verdict. The
same principle applies to the judi
cial department of the Male. The
people feel that they labor under
sufficient disadvantages when they'
are brought into court to contend
with such consolidated, wealth as is
represented in railroad corporations,
but they feel stiil worse prejudice
when their judges have in their
pocket a free pass from the very
company with which they are con
tending against. Whether this cus
tom of the officials of these depart
ments using free busses is corrupting
or not, it strikes me tiiat statesman
ship woHld dictate that any legida
tiou that inspires the people, with
confidence, should meet wish the ap
proval of the Senate, and while tiie
pending bill does not meet my ap
proval, I shall vote for it uulcss I
can secure a better one.
Columbus Dispatch: Aflat
boat laden with 337 bales of
cotton for Columbus, was
sunk a day or two ago, about
30 miles by water, south of
Fulton. The Niobrara left
last night to bring it down.
None of it was lost.
A Starkville dispatch to
the Vicksburg Herald says :
James Scot),living about nine
miles west of this place,while
trying to get here night before
last, became so cold that he
froze to death about one mile
from town. It had been lain
ing a cold rain all day, and in
the night turned to freezing
and snowing, and it is sup
posed he was seized with a
chill, from which he never re
covered. His mind lias been
considered rather demented
for severral years. He is of
a respectable family and his
sad death is regretted by the
community.
----
List of Letters Advertised tor wee*1
ending, Jan, 26,1883- Francis Belle,
Wesley Browne, Wm Basket. James
Calhoughn, Morris Caraway,. G-H
Carpenter, Melinda Christmas, Lou
isa Dromgoole, 0 T Davis, Win East,
Isaac East, W T Fugler, M C Grif
fith, Wm T Haines, C A Harris, W
Jordon, D P Keish, WN Kemper,
S A Horton. D D Mullins.
Nottce.To Batchers.
Sealed bids for the use and ben
efit of two stalls in the maiket
house until January, 1885, will be
received until the first Monday in
Feb’y uext. By order of board of
mayor and aluermeu. II. Loeb,c1’L.
Ja, ’y. 26, ’84, 39 24.
The ‘Flyblowed’ Certificate.
Mr. Carlisle’s committee on
elections are distinguishing
themselves by Iherr hostility
to Southern Democrats. It
was only the other day that
they decided that Ml. Mun
ning of Mississippi, did not
have a prim facie title to his
seat, although he held the
certificate of the Governoi of
Mississippi. To-day they had
a similar prima facie case
from Virginia, and they
promptly reversed their own
rule in order to seat the lie
adjuster one Mayo, who was
awarded a certificate by tbe
Mahone Returning Board
under circunistancos at po
culiar infamy.—Washington
Special, Nuw Orleans Pica
yune.
We don’t know anything
about the Virginia case. But
as far as the action of Ml.
Carlisle’s committee is con
cerned in theOhalmers-Man
ning case, we think that its
decision— that Manning did
not have a prima facte right
to tbe seat—eminently cot
rect.
No paper in this State has
fought that political recalci
trant, J. It. Chalmers, hard
er than Tue New Mississippi*
an. But the Devxl should
have his dues. Manning is
no more entitled to a seat in
Congress on that false aud
fraudulent certificate manu
faotured in the Secretary of
State’s office, than the Khed•
ive of Egypt.
If the Democracy of the 2d
district were really bnll-doz
ed by the few littlo pitiful
United States Marshals and
Inspectors, to such an extent
that they were afraid to vote
for Planning—or it it can be
proven that Chalmer’s elec*
tion was procured by the Hub
bell corruption fund—then if
this be proved and admitted,
Chalmers should not bo ah
lowed the sear.
But to seat Manning on
that ‘flyblowed’ certificate,
based upon the throwing out
of Chalmer’s Tate county
vote, thereby disfranchising
some fifteen hundred electors
—would be an outrage,which
we don’t believe the Deine
cratic Majority in Congress
capable of perpetrating. Nine
tenths of the Democratic
press of the State denounced
the infamy at the time, and
the people—the honest, toil
ing massess—are a unit in
their condemnation of it now!
If Major Barksdale, our
immediate Representative in
Congiess, and his colleagues
will respect the wishes of
their constituents, they will,
as soon as the case comes in
to the House, defend the lair
name of Mississippi, by repu
diating on behalf of the peo
ple of this Commonwealth
that ‘flyblowed' certificate,
and the manner of its issu
ance.
They should lose no time
in repelling the charge that
the Democracy of Mississip
pi—the great masses of the
people— uphold the shameful
act of the ‘certificate makers.’
—Jackson Mississippiau of
Jan. 25th.
--—
The Death Of Shall Yerger.
Col. Alex- Yerger, of Boli*
var county, arrived in this
city this morning, bringing
with liitn for inteunent the
remains of his nephew Mr.
Shall Yerger. Mr. Shall Yer*
ger was the fourth son of Mrs.
Malvina H Yerger and the
late Judge William Yerger.
He died in Bolivar county on
Thursday last, of chronic gas
tritis. Mr. Yergei had for
years been practically an in*
valid, and had only succeed
ed in lengthing his diys to
their brief span by great care
and watchfulness. He was
laised in this city, and leaves
behind him a host of relatives
and friends. Few men ever
lived who possessed the man
ly courage and a native cour
tesy of manner in a greater
degree flian tbe brave spirit
which is now at rest.—New
Mississippian.
Natchez Democrat: The
treasorerselect-T. U. Yates,nf
Neshoba county, failed to
qualify and consequently a
new election has boen order*
ed. Mr. Yates is a candidate
Neshoba Democrat: It is
believed that the recent cold
weather has killed the oats
that were sown in tbe fall.
In view of the fact that corn
is scare, this^will prove some
what of a divsaster, as conkftl
erable land had been sown by
our farmers in order to secuie
feed in the early sumnier fop
their Loises.
Confirmations,
Jackson Mississippian of
January 23, 1884 : The Scu
afe tosday confirmed the foU
lowing Superiuteudents of
Education—
Adams: J W Ileudersou.
Alcorn: J It Reynolds.
Amite: J R Gultney.
Attala: J A Alexander.
Jteutou: L B Sipford.
Bolivar: Alex Yergei.
Calhoun: J S Ryan.
Carroll: Louis M Scutlnvorth.
Choctenv: James Diane.
Claiborne: W H Kerr.
Clark: W D Northup.
Clay: T B Dalton.
Coahoma: 2T W Sea.
Copiah: D S Burch.
Covington: T A Gibson.
Desota: Win H Johnson.
Franklin: S S Montgomery.
Greene: W W Thompson.
Grenada: J J Cage, Jr.
Uancoek: A U Stevenson.
Harrison: C D Lancaster,
Hinds: F Wolfe.
Holmes: John A Pahlen.
Issaquena: \V F Keene,
Itawamba: J VV Bennett.
Jackson: VV S Howze.
Jeflerson: L VV Cnradine. ,
Jones: J F Barrett,
Kemper: A G Viuceut,
Lafayette. P A Push,
Lauderdale, W A Whitaker.
Lawrence, W F McGinnis.
Leake, liaymon i Reid.
Lee, J R Edwards,
Leflore, A T Gardner.
Lincoln, W It Spaneer,
Loundes, W S Lipscombe.
Madison, W BSteversou,
Marshall, E D Miller.
Monroe, E P Thompson.
Montgomery, H F McWilliams
Meshoba, L Stanton.
New to , J W Gut brine.
Noxubee, E A Pace.
Oktibbeha, S A Fort.
Panola, J A Rainwater.
Perry, G P Hart field.
Pike, John J Lainkiu,
Pontotoc, J M Carter.
Prentiss, R C McMillan.
Quitmai, VV T Jamison.
Rankin, Wm Reber,
Scott, A A Nichols,
Simpson, T R Gowan.
Sunflower, Holmes Baker,
♦r'alahfttcliie, J 0 Bond,
Tate, W B Roseborough.
Tisnomingo, J VV Jordon,
Uuio i, VV T Roger*,
Warren, H F Moore,
Washington, Stephen Archer.
Wayne, FH Millord,
Webster, J E Clark.
Wilkinson, JnoS Lewis,
Winston, W B Sekumaker.
Yalabusha, S M Ross.
Yazoo, A M Hicks.
From “The Times.”
Edi or Times:—Seeing an article
in you/ paper lust week from At nold
Parker, I was impressed with the
earnestness with which he appeals
to you to continue to enlighten the
world in regard to the means by
which he was so miraculously cured
of rheumatism and hip joint lameness
by using Kendall’s Spavin Cure.—
The article to which he alludes by
Dr Bates, impressed me so favorably
with the I’eal merits of this remedy
that I tried it also for several blem
ishes on my horses and found it the
most perfect cure I ever tried for
spavins and other blemishes, as it
completely removes the enlargement
in every instance by continuing its
use for several days after the lame
ness has subsided. The perfect suc
cess I have always had with Ken
dall’s Spavin Cure led me to use it
on my own person, and for all the
family with the very best resuits as
a family liniment. While several of
the cures made by it have been al
most miraculous, none have beeu
more satisfactory than several cures
which I made with it of foot rot and
also sore teats as well os warts on
teats of cows. 1 consider it a sure
cure for sore teats or foot rot in ei
ther cows or sheep. With the sat
infliction this remedy has always
given in every instance, I cannot re
frain asking with my friend Parker
that you continue to make known to
the world this, the greatest discove
ry of the nineteenth century. Yours
truly, James A. Campbell,
Herkimer, N Y, Sept-10, 1881.
The above letter, with one pub
lished last week, encourages us in
our efforts to make our paper one of
the most valuable journals in the
country and to all our pations. and
we now ask others of our readers
who have been alike benefittid by
the letter published one year ago
fiom Dr Bates, that they send u-< for
publication, statements which they
may wish to make for the benefit of
others.—Ed. Times.
MARRIED.
MlDDLETON-H ARRIS—On
Jan’y 16th, 1884, by Eld. 11.
D. Middleton,Mr. Louis Mid
dleton and Miss Mattie Har
ris, all of Copiah.
Lively— Milligan— On
Jan’y 23d, 1884, by the same,
Mr J. Lively and Miss Mary
Milligan, all of Copiah.
Middleton—Eoles— On
Jan’y 24tli, 1884,by the same,
J. D. Middleton and Miss
Sasan Foies, all of Copiah.
Request.
Those indebted to Dr. H. Burn
ley, will ploase come forward and
liquidate, as all accounts not paid
by Feb’y 5th, will be j laced in the
hands of a collector! 23
""I." i i..
Samuel T. Bogers.
The subject ot this notice
was a nativeof East Feliciana
Parish, Louisiana, and was
born June 3d, 1S27. Here he
was reared and resided for
many years. He was thrice
married—to Miss Sarah K.
Hazleton Feb’y 11,1848, who
was his help meet for only
four or five years. Septem
ber 19th, 1S54, he was again
united in marriago with Mrs.
Mary L. Robbins,who cheer*,
ed and blessed his home for
many years. But this tie.hal
lowed by the gifts and graeesi
of Christian womanhood, was
at last sundered,aud his heart
and home made desolate. His
third marriage union was con
summated with Miss Lucy A.
Holmes, July 25th, 1869,who
with one son survives him
Mr. Rogers was a planter
during uis residence in Lou
isiana, and in addition to the
duties of the farm he filled for
many years the offices of Jus
tioe of the Peace and Notary
Public. During the civil war
he^held tlie. office of Commis
sary in the command of Gen,
Richard Taylor, In all these
positions he sustained there*
putation of an efficient and
upright officer. In March,
1869, Mr. R. removed to Ha
zlehurst, Miss., and engaged
in mercantile business, a vo
cation he pursued till the
close of life.
In early life he connected
himself with the Baptist
church, and lived a zealous
member of the same unii!
about the year 1854,when,for
satisfactory roasuns,he united
with the Presbyterian church.
While a resident of Louisiana
ho was elected to the office of
Ruling Elder in the church,
and in 1873 he was called to
serve in this same office in
the Hazlehurst Presbyterian
church, which he held till the
Lord severed his relations
with the church militant. As
a member and officer of the
church he always manifested
interest and zeal in its affairs.
He contributed liberally of
his means to its support, and
attended regularly and faith
fully upon its ordinances. He
was Superintendent of the
Sunday School lor five years,
and was a devoted and sue*
cessful officer. By his request
two favorite Sunday School
songs, “I need Thee every
hour,” and “The Land of
Beulah,” were sung at his fu
neral. Ho represented the
Mississippi Presbytery in the
General Assembly of the
Presbyterian church of 1S76
at Savannah, Georgia.
His life was chequered with
events both prosperous and
adverse, especially the latter.
He lived to see two wives and
six children buried out of his
sight. He sustained severe
business reverses during the
closing years of his life. These
trying afflictions and losses
he sustained with great, cour
age,fortitudo,and submission.
His last illness was protrac
ted and severe. Ten months
prim to his decease, he lost
the use of his voice, and from
this period the insidious dis«
ease which caused his death,
gradually sapped the founda
tions of life, until death came
to his relief. On the 15th of
January, 1884, at G p. m. be
breathed his last, in the full
assuiance of heavenly bliss.
He conversed much with his
Pastor nnd friends about his
disease, and leit indubitable
evidence of his acceptance in
Christ and full preparation
for the great change. He
spoke of his own short-coni*
ings and unworthiness, and
exalted the righteousness of
Christ as the only ground of
his faith aud hope. Several
times his joy became ecstatic,
his soal seemed completely
safFused with heavenly bliss,
and he was evidently granted
foretaste of the redeemed in
glory. He called his beloved j
I
. 1 1 .J.L _.I'-i1
companion and only child to
his bedside, and with his dy
ing lips commended them to
the grace of oar covenant
God. Thus has passed away
from earth a maif of a cordial,
genetous heart; of affable,ge
nial manners; given to hospi
tality; devoted to the weltaro
of his family; trusting in tho
merits of Christ tor salvation.
He will bo missed tn tlie va*.
rious circles ot life in which
he moved. May tho God of
the widow and the orphan,
protect and b'ess his boreavod
companion and the fatheiless
one. Pastor.
Lilly Irene,
Daughtei of Air. and Mrs.
K. \V. Hall,departed this life
Jan’y Kith, 1881, of conges
tion, aged 7 years, 7 months,
and 4 days.
When the Grim Monster
Death enters the happy house
hold and bears away the old,
we scarce can murmur, so
natural ii seems that the aged
should lie down and die; but
when a little darling child
who lias the promise of many
days, and to whom parents
look foi future happiness, is
called away, then indeed how
hardly do our hearts submit
to the hand of Providence ;
‘hen how hard we find it to
say, “Thy will be done.” Yet
oh! what great consolation
you4- little darling, has left
you all, kind parents, sisters
and brothers! for little Lily
possessed a sweet affectionate
disposition,and all who knew
her loved her. Only remem
ber the beautiful little face
and form as you last beheld
it! Her name was well cho
sen, lor she was indeed a lit
tle Lily, and has been beck
oned away to that Eternal
paradise where she will blcnni
never more to fade or wither
away.
Lrttle Lily loved her Saviour,
We all know by her behavior,
When ai home, or when abroad
She was modest and sweet to all.
Like the stars of the morning
Her bright smiles adorning,
They shall smile in all their beauty,
In our blessed Saviour’s duty.
The last words we heard her speak,
( Vlihough she did not seem so weak:)
1 him going to die, and go to heaven,
Wo could only say,Goodbye darling.
A Friend.
Ila/.lehurst Hotel.
J.C, Pitts, proprietor; BVnf. R
Day, manager.
Arrivals for the week ending 4aa
SO, 1884.
J D Goldsmith, NO.
R S Morrison, city.
J G Hargrave,•* V
J A Coice, Hope, Texas. \
J S Decell, Piiie Ridge.
J J “ “ “ \
A B Middleton, Pine Ridge.
B W LonnL, Nashville, Teun.
B F Norwood, “ “
L Keuneorew, Fine Biuff.
D M Womack, Foiest.
A Purvcance. Canton.
Jas Bishop, Westville
W M Brown & Son, Westville.
W L Manning, Cairo, 111.
E E Lucas, N 0.
H A Robinson, Lynchburg, Va.
B S Watts, Vicksburg, Miss.
C Corcoran, ICR R.
Geo Aird, I C R R.
J as M Pertle, Missouri.
Clias C Marlow, N 0.
W Read, “
G VV Lonnie, Nashville.
E W Nelson, W I R Co.
L R Neal, Baltimore,
T J Hubbard, Jayncsville.
H F Bridewell, N O.
S M Nicheison, Milwauka.
J C Harrison, Louisville, Ky,
Jas K Biiicy, Pine Ridge.
W 11 Davis, Cairo, III.
Ja8 It Yerger, Jackson, Miss,
Z T Lea veil, Oxford.
J U Witham, Syracuse, N. Y. 4
J R Robertson, ci y.
T It Childs, city.
Lamentam N Cato, Youlwdam, Tex*
J N Fulmer, W 1 R Co.
J E Page, “
Z Brown, “
1' f Wilson, Graysyille, Ga.
S K Young, Texas.
M J Welch, Boston.
T J Mitchol, Jackson.
A C Lawson, Philadelphia, Pa.
J H Lane, Clinton,
G W Rogers, Wesson.
J It Adkins. Louisville, Ky.
Eugene Mister, Bahmore.
Bob Oquinn, Brandywiue,
Mrs Lizzie Oquiun, “
Miss Mattie Pitts, Rehohctb.
Me L Mil Isa ps, county,
H C McLaurin, “
Mrs. Sal lie Terry, Fayette, MLs.
D Trompettor, Chicago.
U P Willing, Ctystal Springs,
J J Kinnebrcw, Browr.wood, Tex.
J Qeytnan, Chicago.
P G Bailer, c’ly.
L Lake, Chicago,

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