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Official J-ama! cf Madison C.j OHi lil JaornJ of Mi County, ora Jjmraai 01 Leaie ubhhj.; SATCRDA V. JANUARY 1K7G. Lamar vas elect-; niX. L. Q. C ed United Sliit- Senator; Iry fteela aia imif by '" Misssfppi LVgiala twe, on Tlwr.lay evening. Hon. Jno. MtGux, re elect ed mayor of Jacksn.i on Monday Mr. M.Gill was tb Republican aoinince. Tkk Jaokso:- Pilot establish ment was aohi- at trusters Ride. n Moiday laat, fot tllioeO; Mr. A A Riyni nd l th i-rMi.iser. Gov Kemper, of Virginia, eo amend llm eaeroptian liore tx ation, for a limited time,-of tlie pro perty of immigrants i;nd of capital Invested if manufacturing.. Thr rniiri property of l lie Miss is-ippi Fair Association was sold at public anction, in Jackson, on Monday, for $750. It is cause for serious regret that I be A9 ?.ition eoold uot achieve dunucial success. Wm. LTEBD. the "boa" of the ! "'''' Tbe hrity of the coe.ity , . -w i i i was paralyzed. The sheriff iejort- 5atuaiaiy ring, whieh platuletecl I t, Wt uel,,,e9gDes8 to give the treasury of Ne.v York .ie uee,ie, protection. It then be Citv out of manv tuillions. eca!ed '.nini! the duiv ot the State Govem- tt-oio bia custodians leeeutly. I, is bought be m iu Cub. THE BiKish Oovcrnmenthas pur ' ehaaed from tbe Khedive of Egypt a controlling interest iu the Suez canal. Tbeohjeet of the put chase is, p8'ensib!y, to secure nniuterupt Mi facilities for reaching the Kasi Indian proviuees of the Biiiisl. Smpire ' Mb. Beeches and Mr. Moulton are about tu rubmit tueir mutual grievanoes tu a council for arbitra. lion w . . i : . : . .1 iuiouS wisumg . p.cpj.ige tbe case, we will say tliat ih tuis , tatter our sympathies and good wishes are all with the lady. Eveji lb Washington corres pondent of the Springfield Repuhli cm says he finds that many sensi ble people are coming to I he con clusion that there should be a South era route to the Par itic; if for iifi other reason lisn tsrinsOre a whpft Some 0Omelifi-it. - Thb VicKSBcraa Sextixel. This is the title of a new weekly "aper, jiist established in Ticks burg by Messrs Win-. French, J. P. Allen and E. II. Miller. The Sen tinel ia a, highly interesting and ' estertaiifiiig Journal in dependent in polities aud its editor, Maj. Allen, has. no superior a journalist in the Sootb. We bespeak forthe new psriiera liberal bare of pnble favor. TnE anathemas pronounced saiust Bishop Jlaven, at the M. ebarcb) North, for bis recent advo cacy of Gen. Giant's re election, prove that tbt pnblic sentiment of the country ia irrevocably opposed fo ewtesrastieal ii-tei Terence in po Jitleal aflUirs,as well as to any Pres ident's being elected, for a third time. I.et ns h ive no chttrcb-and State, end let no citizen disregard the precedent of Washington aud ' Jefferson, which has become the unwritten law of tbe Republic Ex -Gov. Bbown concludes a let ter to the Clarion, as follows: -One anxious wish lies near my heart; that is, that my party fiiends nay redeem all the pledges made by tt.-m in la.ie canvass, in good faith and withoar stmt, ( his l-etn)r. done, the prosperity of Mbsissppi is as sored. Oilier, then, may take th offices, laill lie content with.be romfoi table reflection that, in ,'imes like these, a piivate et.tionisUie poat ol honor." Ih the Mia-isN.ppi Senate, on . Vdneday, Mr. Fe well, of Lauder (i 'e,ofr--rd the frdlowsi g resolu ""tloii, whi.'b wasrvferied to a com , tnittee : R.'olT"d, That the commu-iioa-tioti of Ilia Excellency be respect . tul'y rvinri-ed to him jnd that the legislature wou'd be pleased to re ceive from His Excellency in forma ti it of tb st-ito of the government, pod recommendations ot such mess v-n a a he may ileem necessary and rxiH-.iienf, as provided by the Cuu Xiiutioii. Macv Democratic papers of this p it having accused Lr-Governor i case the militia should be called in- amount, to l,3.'K),20. ivivis ol accepting bribes l..r official ' ar'ive '""'" A enr,J ')'-! The expenses of the State Oov ... ,, , i ion from the courts prevented the eminent during the past ycar.were 1 . rd..,.r. 1 avis, waa brought lo expenditure of any part of the latter ttW.M'J 18. t-.ul last fall, in Ibe conrH of . Mut. Hie remaining $5,000 were; The amount paid to the two ntii- L.wndea county, nnd' was fully tic- s4kii extended, and there were lie versifies of the 8 ate, t- the normal 4imed. In the. Jackson Time., of I means to transport beyond the bor- school, and interest on the Chicka T .esday. we H-id the following fur- ,,,'r8 "f lt,i comlty 1,16 recruiting saw scli.Mil fund, was l.'5G,K!tG 37. . ... ,. ground and riepot, the few niidis- The Mississippi State bonds paid tfcer notice of tins sul.ject : ripliucd companies formed within it. amounted to J.0,K- Li nteuaul Governor Davis du- , Preparations bad been made to I Interest on bonds, $.17,004. ti g (he session of the Senate thts ! protect 'he sheriff of Yazoo county, Extra'improvpinents, Slate build, norniag. called ihe attention of j in his ret urn to bis county, he hav- Jugs, $ (i,01 7 44. 8 ior to the't-harges against hi in, j previous1)- Iwen driven away. The progress made during the Bad irq-icsreil nil immediate, Deeming he mean inadequate, he past, three years in .educing the ex I Hiroug', and impartial iavestiga- 'declined to make the attempt. He pensesof the .State Government, is tion. The Ieutcutiut Gov; rnor lias ' bus uot beeu able to returu, to this t'nniid iu the comparison of such ex- r ue uuim-t liimsieu tuat .1 gutl- ty as ch irge I, he Is nnworthy of the I liigb position which he occupies, Si d if innocent Mint lis Should lw i ii.dirated in snch a manner as will ' leave bis charact-r for i Dj -ial in- trgrify without blot or Ukasisb. THE GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE. sxTe k Mississirrr, ) ickson. January 4, Mo. J J:IC J"t air Senate ami H.tuxe of Repre- tomtit tires : In the discharge of a duty hicum- me, of giving you infor-r once i ii i ng the condition mill itrteicsts ot the government 4ihd Stnto.-nml-1 l;e condition of I lie people, I 1 1 your attention to the late Stall' e!ecii"u ami the incidents 'l.-et.N as a ct whose ning.... (Wie .lllil lllloi ia i!ru ueiii.uiii i lie and caiint-M consmerniioii On the fourth .lav of September last. a , olitical mcemig at Clinton, Hinds conntv. was h.erferedwitb and ,iis. rs.-d. bv violei.ee- which 'resulted in .he death of a number cfl-ersons, nnd whirl, v as followed, " snLqueotly:, br- the pursuit and Ihe aec.edited power. s,r,oti!.g f other., by armed ...en! The deeds ot v.ole-.ee a ready al riding through the county. Iiuih-II- ," to' A n,:," i. .-.." ift 'greater or less maffnitude, in van eu ov ie;ir- ui i iiih-iicu, mi-u coiiscifi.-i of . tTei.se, imploring soch a-H.si.s4 ai.ee as would e.iable them to re; it; ii to their homes and . shield ihciu in the peaceful pursuit of Ltheir labors-. Inle a cily inn ot refugees was one illuat ratKut -if the T'oleuoe aud ,i be wvk- ot lawlessness, another vias to be found mi the fact that a sheritfs posse, whicb was sent to Cliuio'i frouvlliis viurs was beagled by dig f tmee. At Una Juncture, business was suspended', ami rii- ouiet or terror existed in the minds meiit to furnish him the means to oveicome anil supress tue iairw bonds which, for some purpose otb er than the punishment of crime or the pursuit of criminals, bud eatau- li-hcd so lamentable a coudiiiou of affairs. The spirit which precipitated tbe Clinton outrage by no means had its origin tbeuaud l here. Previous to that day, the sheriffs of two ad jacent counties had been expelled by force, or, what is dfcfestantialiy the tame, after eiioounleriug much lawless Yiotence, which no power at their command could control, bad made their escape beyond the borders of their count es leaving t..t ui.Ai.t l hArl.iefnea.w officer. r " - . , ' whi., aw has made so india- pensab'e. .Xor was violence, or the fear of it, confined to two or three con nlies. Appeals tor protection and aid eame from ull directious. The State was without a militia or coiifta bulary fotce. Although pre vtons poliiical dis'iirbuuces hal oo curred, of a magnitude t o great for t In local or btate author ics to cope with, tbe sentiment against a militia, or oibci armed force, was so powerful and so general aa t pre vent its successful organisation. 1 his hostile sentiment to maintain lieace and affording protection by force, was chiefly due to a dread of .i conflict of races. While one pari of the people were thus lieounten ai.Ring tbe militial, in the interest of .esce, another part wii converting the State into a broad military en caropuieut.whieb called forth a pro claniation, beari-ig date of tbe 7th of September, commanding, though ineffectually, their disbaiidinent. The evil day anticipated, when the State should need force aud be with out it, bad anived. Under such a combination or cir cumstances whieli could eiist only in a State where tbe inhabitants are of two distinct races, with strong race prejudices and antagonisms I was constrained to call opan the National Government to protect against domestic violence. This call was unsuccessful, it was fol lowed by a succession of demonstra tions by the armed patt of the peo ple towards tin? unarmed, causing a feeling of insecurity and danger, lich con tinned until after tbe day of the election. A renewed effort to organize a military force developed the deep seated bitterness of the race issue, and the extent of the intimidation which prevailed. While appeals tor aid and protection came from ail sides, and often from sheriffs, it was held by them that sncli forces .as might be organized under tbe State laws coubt not be serviceable. On the contrary, tbe conviction prevail ed that they would only precipi tate the conflict it was sought to avoid. Tbe seizure of State arms on tin Ir way to tbe capitol; the liability of seizure in sending them away from i he capitol ; and tbe necessity for storing the few arms on baud at ihe United States enmp, for safe keeping, were additional causes which embarrassed and prevented the organization of tbe militia. Consequently, bnt tew companies could be organized, nn d those (with one exception) but in one counly this, the seat of Government. Many who took arms did so to obtain the means of self defense; few were ac customed to their use, nnd instruc tion and discipline were quite itn- practicable Tbe fund for .nflitta pnrposes, ap propria' ed by the late Ieglslatnre, i was i0 000. but wi n the condition ; that $55,00 shonTd oe used only ia dav. l c inse of the attempt to organ- !ize and ne a militia to protect citi- L.... - I.. .. uarei.A nt their rirht . a,l privileges, as bestowed nwn tiem by the constitution and the ttTr- a tlas ol people n beiled liiiitH mill tiid Iiv liiiliilreils . .. . I ... to-int luidate manv -oters. The t0The fif u 'rod .oMo.ing days of "tent of such In'ftUH. mH, be Scptemb. r f..und this city crowded IJ ' th ,t;,,aW,,nS itti.... r...ri.sr. ..... In various counti. s, the meeting ng.titist it.- To avoid threatened deeds of resistance and violence to State authority, as well as toward county cflR-ials and individuals, an' the possible consequences, a com mittee of prominent citizens, power ful ill controlling one c.f the politi cal organizations of the State, gavc their pledges that they would ''do all in their power to preserve peaee and good older, and secure a tair election." As to I heir power "to pieserve peace and good order, and wcure afair election," 1 did not en tertain a doubt. This novel and liuuiiliatinir spectacle, in the gov : "',"'' " w;. ,.rr- , - -K ....., ...KS....- Hii.l.o.ity unable to preservt .peace ;" oKt mi secure a fair ; election ; n,e .eaoers or a l""f - - . a . . toselher and consulting of voters before election, an important pro ceeding in a government like ours, had to be wholly or partially aban doned. Iu oue county, not only was there no prelimiuaiy canvass, but lue danger was regarded as so great that no convention was held to nominate candidates for offices. In certain counties, tickets could not be freely and safely -distributed, and iu one coiin'y uot at all. From one county prominent can didates for office fled before election, feaiicg violence, if not 'assassiua 1 ion. In another county, one party, through fear of the evil consequen ces if they refused, struck from thei. tickets the names ol candidates form-illy and regularly nominated, and oubaiftutcd those ot their oppo nents, with whom there existed no political affinity. In certain- counties, on the day of election, voters were driven from the polls by armed nen, or so intim idated by them that they feared to vote. . Iu one county the principal coun ty official were driven away from Iheir posts on tbe day following the election, and have been- refugees since. Tnis'coniity, A mite, was one remote from the seat of government, where the effort to orgauize tbe' mil itia succeeded. These are effects, not detailed statements of the causes which pro duced tl.eni. . The courts of tiie State have been unable to dispense justice in such cases. The conviction that frauds were perpetrated at the late election, gathers strength by comparison ol the letiims with those ot preceed ing elections. That the great, evil which has be fallen the State may lie remedied, it Bist becomes necessary to inquire iuto its causes. The happy finan cial condition of the State, and the comparatively 8i.nll amount ueeded tor its support, preclude the possi bility ot a financial cause. Intimi dation was not prnpoitioned to counties in accordance with their indebtedness. Thorough intimida tion was effected in some counties whose finances weie iu the most flourishing condition. The charac er of the events which have transpired eotn-.n-ls the con clusion that the evil is to be attrib uted to a race question. It did not have its origin at this time. The inhabitants of the State are some what equally divided between tlie two races. They have, nntil recent years, borne the relations of inastei and slave. By a power external to tbe State, the slave has been made the civil and political equal of the msster. The withdrawal of thi. rest raining fuxseieaves the formerly dominant race to reassert its an premacyl Though the complete supremacy of former years may not be possible, sti I tbe tendency is towards supremacy. The effort in this direction has heretofore and elsewhere resulted, as in this elec tion, in violence, loss of life and in timidation. Uow far this effoit has resulted in the virtual disfranchise, nent of tbe one race, and re vol u tiouized the Si ate Government is n questiou worthy the most patient and careful consideration. . Unless e.'ery c'ass of citizens be thoronghly protected in the exercise of all their rights and privileges, our Government proves unequal to Its pretensions. The nation, leeog nizing race antagonisms, h is antici pated them, in the interests ot liber ty and equality, by modifications of the fundamental aw of the land; and I recommend, a- both right and expedient-,, aciou iu harmony with such modifications. THE STATE FINANCES. The condition of the State's fi. nances is unprecedentedly favora ble. The real debt of tbe State that is, its outstanding obligations be yond its ability to pay at once with its current and available funds (the taxes received fur 1875) amounts to about $ot.0,X0. The common and the Chickasaw school funds, debts upon which the 'interest only is to be paid, the prin cioal never becomin"' due. foblii'a- tions incurred manv years since.) penses. viz . Exin iu y.KiS.0S0 13 Kt !Hh,:i:m) 72 " H,J! H 'j'lm kiicc -ss ml stdnnnlsora in of the State finances wi'l l.e M en in ihe ctjinparisou of receipts and cx- dtiring the pasc live j years : DUhlll-selirts ovi'r'wciitts.1S71, $:J0O.S9.i 9t5 " " iw:t, r74,i-jd r.n While, on tin; oilier hand, the receipt! over ili.-,l.ni".ieiiiciiti were, tor 1-S74, ; 111 17- i Kecejt over ilislnirm-llieiits were, for I.s7a,(laHeil on :i nioiler:ite est iin:it of taxes I already received au.l due,) over f KHI.OIJO. The a'uciid.ueiit of the Constitu-! t ion, adopted at the la.-t election, authori.es t lit) rediicliuu of the ex penses of the Jtidic'aiy to an ex tent which has heretofore been im practicable. The Slate indebtedness of half a million can easily be discharged in two or llweo yearsrwheii the com paratively light tax tor the supp trt of Ihe State Govei nmeut of to day, ol about one dollar and thirty rents per inhabitant, can be reduced to less than one dollar. 1 recommend a return to ihe ttuaueial system of 1874, when taxes weie pa d only iu the currency of the United States. Tlie receipts were in excess ot the expenditures, and had tax collectors been required to collect and pay into I he treasury the taxes at an earlier day, the one defect of the system would have been remedied. Uuder the existing law, State paper, by tbe .naiiipnla tiuns of the Speculator, fluctuates through a range two or three times greater than it ought. Should it be known that at the end of the year State warrau s were to be cashed, they could not fall below a ma'ghi which would yield a libeial interest. The changes recommended will accomplish this end. For a complete and detailed statement of receiptSjdisbnrsetneuts and indebtedness, your attention is called to the official reports "f the Slate Treasurer and the Audit oi of Public Accounts. AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITU TION. The Governor informs tbe Legis " itiite that three amendments to the State Constitution were adopted at the recent election; to-wit: One forbidding tbe State ever to pay tbe Union aud Planters' bank bonds; oue appropriating ihe proceeds of forfeited lauds, penal fines aud li quor licenses, to educational pur poses; oue authorizing a reduction of the number of Chancellors. Of the last amendment, the Governor says: Economy demands that the number of Chancellors be reduced to the minimum compatible with the efficient discbarge of the duties of the office. RAILROADS. The educational funds of the State, which a former Legislature granted to raifroads, have been under liti gation during the past year. Time but coiilirins ihe views entertained by me a year ago, which I now re iterate. The Governor here recom mends the repent of acts granting loans or subsidies to several pro jected lailioaols,. and exempting ihe prapet ty of those roads from taxa lini. llis views on this subject, which have been given in formei messages, are prudcut and econom ical. J . EDUCATION, Neither arguments nor statistics are necessary to make known the great extent of illiteracy which ex ists in the State. It is as much the duty of the State, as it would be to its advantage, to t fleer, a speedy change in this particular. Much has beeu done already, but the State is more capable at this time, since tbe amendment of the Const! tiuion, to extend its aid and foster ing care. By that amen iuient, a.oueys which would otherwise have beeu locked up as a perpetual fund, cau uow be applied to edttca tional purposes, year by year, as they are received. This will per mil of the bui'dtng of additional school-houses, the employment of the best class of teacher, and the exieusion of tbe period ot iutroduc tion. The prosperous condition of the finances ot the State is such that, with the slightest efiort, school fa cilities cau oe extended to every child. But, unfortunately, ignor ance, with its lack of appreciation, too often refuses to take advantage of the educational opportunities which are presented. To overcome this obstacle, laws shnu d be eu acted and enforced requiring the attendance of every child foralimi ted period of time each year. Mon ey and labor can nevei be more beu eticially expended iu the interest ot education than uow, PENITENTIARY. The total number of convicts in the Penitentiary, as shown by the register, is 523; The average num ber within the walls during the year, 200 ; The number leased ou, 373 f the number received in 1S74 23'Jj the uuinber received iu 1875,373; deaths in 1875, 33; tbe number ol serviceable cells, 175. . While it is admitted that the onTy proper place for convicts is within the prison walls, necessity has com petted the adoption of a policy which takes tbe larger portion without the walls. It will be observed that while Ihe total nomber of convicts is 513. the number of serviceable cells is 175. The safe keeping of this number of prisoners, iu Mi'.;h contracted quart el's, could not be ivitnpatible with humane treatment. Furthermore, no sufficient means has been provided for the useful cm !oy incut of so large a number within the walls. The cost of keeping so manv idle prisoners would aggregate, iluiiug the year, teusof thousand of dollars. This want of accommodations and emplo men t forced the leasing out of hundreds of the convicts.whe-rebv the State has beeu relieved of their support, clothing and guarding, and received, in addition, a small com pensation for their services. The convict however who is workiiigon levees, railroads, or cultivating cot ton, receives a much less severe punishment than the law intended be should receive when it consigned I him to the narrow limitsof the pris-1 ou. That the convicts may be re- . tained within the walls in the fu ture, the number of cells should be ' increased, and suitable machinery I purchase.! Iief.ru th exinrx ion of 1 the present lease, tor four veers h' ticc. At the picsciii lime all the pemli' tires labor saving machinery, iu nse in the prison or owue'l by the State, does not exceed in value $3tK. Last year i large and substantial building was erected, winch is wed adapted for a cotton' factory. It should be filled with machinery. To increase the accommodation lorJ, prisoners, I he foundation of an ad- ! ilition to the Penitentiary has been ! laid. I recommend that, appropria tions he made for the purchase of machinery, and also fr material for the completion of the new build ing. ASYLUMS. The management ol the Insane, Wind, and 1 leaf anil Dumb Asylums has been eminently successful du ring Ihe past year. To increase the capacity of the In sane Asylum, and meet the numer ous demands for admission there by the Unfortunate, an appropriation of $25,000 was made by the last Legislature, and expended during tbe year iu the erection of an addi tional wing to the Asylum, The ap propriation was very judiciously and economically expended, the, the greater part of the labor being performed by convicts from the Penitentiary. I recommend a liberal appiopria tion for the continuation of this work, aud also appropriations to telieve loth the Blind and Deat and Dumb Asylums of debts which have embarrassed those institutions for years. CENTENNIAL. " I recommend a liberal appropriation, that there may be a creditable exhibition of the pro ducts nnd interests of the State. CONCLUSION. Tlie people can justly demand of those to whom they have delegated tbe power, that the strictest econo my be practiced in every branch of the Government, aud that offices should be reduced in number, where practicable, by being consolidated or abolished. All such cff.irts will receive my hearty and zealous co operation. The prosperity and progress of the, otate must necessarily depend upon the feeling of security and contentment of the people. Dis trust aud suspiciou snould bo dis pelled by just and liberal legisla tion. This done, the solution of iuhiit difficulties of the piesent tiuu will have beeu sobstautially accomplished. Adelbekt Ames. The Recent Homicides at Clinton. We ta've the following account of of the difficulty which occasioned so much excitement at Clinton on the 30ih ult., from the Jackson Clarion t.t Tuetday evening last. Charles Caldwell was a State Sena tor from Iliuds county, and a man of great influence among his race : f HE KILLING OE CALDWELL , BROUGHT ON BY JIIS OWN CON DUCT A SKETCH OF CALDWELL'S LIFE. On last Thursday evening, about 7 o'clock, our community was star tied by a report that another riot had broken out at Clinton. What was reported to be a riot was nothing but a street row. The particulars, so far as we can learn them, are that late iu the evening Chas. Caldwell went down into the heart of tbe to-vii.from his residence, and, being intoxicated, was cursing about tbe streets, say ing that he was "the best man in Hinds county;" could whip any man in Clinton, etc lie had pistols strapped uon him, and was evi dently looking for a fight, which, after an hour or tvrorbo got, in the following manner, and which result ed in his death and tint of his brother Saut. Charles Caldwell had gone into the store of Mr. Chilton, and was faking a drink, when n pis tol was fired on ihe outside of tlie building accidentally, while some young men were handling it. Im mediately upon this, Caldwell drew his pistol aid opened fire upom some gentlemen who were in the store, shooting Dr. E. G. Bauks through tbe k tee, and Mr. Aaron Page in tbe thumb. The firing wa, of course, immediately returned, when Caldwell either ran or fell in to the cellar of the store. A few minutes atterw.rd be called for help, but knowing his desperate character, it was some time before any one would go down. Rev. W. S. Webb went down and found Caldwell mortally wounded ; he was brought up stairs and soon af ter died. While the fight was pro gressing, Sam. Caldwell dashed up wit h a pistol iu bis baud, aud was himself shot and killed. Dr. Banks' wound is very serious, lid was carried to Vicksburg on the first traiu passing, for surgical treatment, and it is feared bis leg will have to be amputated. Chas. Caldwell was born a slave in this (Hinds) count-, and was raised partly in Jackson and Clin ton. Prior, and during the war, he bore a good character wi'.h his own ers. Iu 1860, if we remember right ly, he killed a white man in Clin ton, and was tried and acquitted. Iu 1807 the reconstruction acts pas sed and he became a politician, aud was elected to tbe black and tan convention. While a member of that body, be attended a colored da icing party, which stuic Federal soldiers attempted to disturb, and who, when put out, went off and returned armed, and fired into the patty. The attendants, .most of them, ran, but the fire was returned by oue of them, (said to have been Caldwell,) and one of the soldiers was mortally wounded, and another slightly. During the canvass of ISiiS, Caldwell went to Carroll Co.,. and in a political broil near Carroll, ton, killed another white man. In 1870 he provoked a tight with a while man in this city, in which both were wounded. During the Cliuton riot, he was said to have tried to prevent it, and was, in con sequence, tdd by the citizens that he could live there,but that his son. Charles, Jr., having taken a promi- j nent. Dirt. must, stay away. About i th's time men who were ''running'' the State government put on t-M.t ihe s.rt-a led militia movcine-it, and know ing Caul well's desperate cLar- acter, made him captain of a com pany, and the real leader of that unlawful and marauding band which marched through lltiitls county, and was to havt. "invaded Yazoo. After the election he returned to Clinton, but' instead of living quietly, has repeatedly before raised disturban ces of the character which brougJit about his death. This time he went a little too fir. Living by the sword he, peiished by the sword. His brother Snn was not a promi nent character. MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATUBE. BTIfOrSXS OF PROCEED IN OS. First Day. 1 I Ksday, Jjn. 4, 1875. The LcgiMl.ttnre convened at 12 M. In the Senate. Lt. Gov. Davis presiding, the oath or office was ad ministered, by Associate Justice II. F, Simrall, to tbe following named new Senators: Messrs. F. B. Pratt, J. Ii. McCaskill, A. K. Johnston, W. II. Foote, T. C. Catching, II. 8. Uooker, John W. Pewell, E. H. Al len, It. II. Thompson, K. O. Itey notds, J. B- Morgan, W. H. Fitzger ald, C. C. Terry. W. II. Sirums, jj. B. McClure and S. T. Oldham. D P. Porter was elected Secretary J. W. Langley Sergeant-at-Arms, and flenry Taylor Doorkeeper. A committee was Appointed to draft, rules for the government of tbe Senate. Mr. Allen movek that the Senate proceed to elect a President pro tern; and on motion of Mr. Everett, Sena tor Stone was elected by acclama tion The Governor's Message was re ceived and read and leferred to a committee of three for appointment. A communication from Col. W. U. McCardle iu relation to pnblic printing, was presented and read. Adjourned nntil to-morrow morn ing at 10 o'clock. Bouaa'. The ITonse of Representatives was called to order by Hon. W. H. H. Tison, he being the oldest member. The galleries were filled with visi tors, including a large nomber of ladies. II. M. Street was elected Speaker, Geo. M. Govan, clerk, and C. A. Durham, sergent-at arm-. Mr Cesaor (col.) moved to elect Mr. Street, Speaker, by acclama tion; carried. Mr. Spigbt nominated Mr. Govan for Cleik, and, ou motion of Mr, Turley, the election was carried by acclamation. On motion of Mr. Ttrrlev, Mr. C A. Durham, of Attala county, was eiecreu aergeant-at-ariii. Mr. Street, on taking tbe chair said . (.icntlemen of the House of Represen tatives : "I thank you for this manifesta tion ot your confidence, and pledge you that my best efforts shall be di reefed to the faithful and impartial discharge of the duties of thepo- -ilion o which you bare called me. I trust that I shall, at all times, re ceive your most generous indul gence, for I assure you, 1 feel sensi bly the n-cc-ssity for patience and forbearance on your part. To my friends who differ with me politi cally. I return' especial thanks for their support, and indulge the hope that the harmony which has marked our proceedings tbns far, will ex tend through the session." Mr. Meade moved that the Speak er appoint a temporary Door keep er; carried; and Willis Mannery, col.) of Uankiu, was appointed. Mr. Tison : That a committee of three be appointed to notify the Senate that the fIoue was organ ized; carried. Me-srs. Tison, Barks dale and Sauderliu (col.) were ap pointed. Mr. Spriglit : That a eo mm it tee be appointed to wait upon the Gov aud inform hi in that the Legislature was organizer!; and Messrs. Spight, Turley and Overton (eol.) were ap pointed. A card from Col. Wm. H- McCar- dle, on- public printing, was read and referred. Tbe Governor's Message was read and House adjourned to 10 o'clock A. M. . . Thurman for President. The Washington Correspondent of the Cincinnati Enquirer, writing of the Democratic aautrants for President, S.tys : There is a strong but qrrtet move ment here to push Seuator Thur man for the .Presidential nomina tion. It is engineered mainly by leading Ex-Confederate Senators and Representatives, prominent among whom are Cockrell, of Mis souri, Gordon and Lamar, together with several of tbe most influential supporters ot Mr. Kerr in tbe coutest forthe Speakership, wno were not in the Tildeu programme. This movement is rapidly gaming ground and bids fair to result iu bringing up a nearly solid support tor lnnr man from the Southern States to the National Convention of ibe Democracy, unless the influences at work here are counteracted bv the friends of Mr. Pendleton and Mr. Hendricks elsewhere, it is note worthy that Tilden seems to be los ing ground rapidly iu tbe South aud among Southern men here. Miss Lula Dickson. Tbe many friends of this talented yoong Mis- sissippian, will be p leased, to learn that she is well, and now traveling with and supporting Mr. Johu T. Raymond, as "Col. Sellers," in the Goiden Asv. Miss D. has been very successful since her debut at Baltimore, in Henry the VHIth, and is engaged for Booth's Theater, New York, in the spring. We wish her an abundant success. Jackson Times. Marrlags of a Daughter of Jefferson Davl. Memphis, Dec. 30. Miss Mar garet, the oldest daughter o' Hon. Jeflersou Davis.uiarried J. S. Hayes, cashier of the State National Bank, at St. Lazarus Uliuicn, in tins city, Friday moruing. After the cere mony the wedded pnlr visited r. la- ..l' 1I..1 .i-...i... i.t ATtKah viMe t..r a stent lime, when I hey will ret irn 1 lo reside here. A New York TJ'oWrf speci:.' from Atlanta reports Alexander II S'cpheu's condition as unfavorable Ihe troublc'is a severe cough and expectoration.- The bronchial tubes are affected, but not I be lungs, llis attendants think he cannot recover, and he himself recognizes the early appouch of death; Senator Cooper, of Tennessee on the eleventh instant will intro duce a resolution ' relative to the death of Andrew Johnson, when the customary eulogies will be deliver ed The day has not yet been fixed for tbe announcement ot tbe death ot Vice President Wilson. SEW ADVKUTlStiMfciMTa. Mrj. II. T. SLIXSEBLAXD, FASHIONABLE DRESSMAKER Rooms np stain, oyer I. Knntz' rroTis'oa Store, West side Court Sijiiare. jan8 3m CANTON, MISS. BOARDING. MRS. C. T. KEEVE.3 resjiectfiilly an nounces that she has opened h Pri vate Hoarding House hi the lar c building formerly occupied l.y M. Joel, direetly in rear of the Wolf Houne; Her rooms are well furnished, large and coiirmodious, and the table ia abnndaotly supplied with the best the market affords. After many years of successful experience in this business, Mrs. Reeves is confident she can give sat isfaction to all who favor her house with a trial. Terms to suit the times. jantt SADDLES AND HARNESS at eosftf PESIROUS of closing our business by S the 1st ot April next, we otter oar en tire stock of S ADDLES, BRIDLES, BUGGY, WAGON, and PLANTATION AT COST I OR CASH! Will con tin ne to pay the Mghest r-asb Drice for Hides, ereeu or dry. Call on ns before purchasing Saddles or selling your Hides. A. M. GURLEY, Agent, North side Publie Square; Karpe'sold stand, jautJ 2ui - NTOH, AUHg. CITY 0RDINANJE3. Be it enacted by the Mayor and Boar d of Aldermen ot tbe city ol Canton: That it shall be and is hereby made tha duty of each owner of a lot or parcel of land froutiiur on or niintanir ou any street iu said city, which trout is within two bundjed teetof the iron railing around the court house square in said city, to construct anew along such street to the extent of i he full front ot such land on such street, at hut or her own proper cost, aud expense, a pavement or eHtuwakk, ot goou nre burnt brick, which pavement or side walk shall be nine feet wide, awl of a uniform grade to be prescribed bytliestre t committee of this uoaru, ana along sucu pavement or sidewalk, shall also be constrncled Dy said owners at then-own costs,severaiiy, a gooa jnd aulliuieiit eutter. of like material with said pavement, all of which shall be con structed within twenty days after publica tion of this ordinance f and, if any owner ot any snch landstiall iet withiu the rime aforesaid count nu t said pavements or side walks and gutters, as aforesaid, tlie said Mayor and A ldermen shall proceed to have coustrncteil stini pavemeiiis or smewaiits, and gutters at thi expense "f said city, and wilt afterwards sell at public sale, af ter gi ing twenty days public notice in some newspaper published in said city, all lots alomr which tbey may so construct any sidewalk, pavement or gutter, as aforc safd, upon default of the owner or owners to construct tneru, to oeiray or reuuourse to them the costs and expenses inclined by them, or so much of such seta as may be neeessarv to Day such costs and exyeimes. as provided by the idth section of the chat" ter ot said city. Adopted January 5th 1873 jaiK8-2t. Be it enacted by the Mayor aud Board of Aldermen ol the city oi canton : That it shall he anil is .hereby made the duty of each owner of a let or parcel of land froiitiuii or almttinir on Peace street iu said city, to construct anew along said Peace st:e.-t, to the extent of tbe full front of sucu laud on said street, at his or Iter own pro per o st and expense, a fiaveuieut,or side- waiK oi near pine if uwuro uiiva., .i sills 4x6 or 6x6 inches, which pavement or sidewalk, shall be nine feet wide, aud of a uniform grade to be prescribed by the street committee of this hoard ; and aloLg sueb pavement, or sidewalk shall also be con structed by said owner at their owu cost, severally, a good and suntew iit gutter, all of which shaTl be constructed within twen ty days from and after publication of this ordinance ; aud, if any owner of any such land, shall not, withiu tlie time aforesaid construct said pavements or Bidewalks and mitten as atoreaaid. the said Mayor and Aldermen shall proceed to have constructed said pavements or sidewalks ana gutters, at the expense of the said city, and will, after wards sell at public sale, after giving twenty days notice in some newspaper pub lished iu said city, all lota along which they may so construct any pavement, smewaiK or eutter. as aforesaid, upon default of tbe owner or owners to construct them, to oe- dray or reimburse to them the costs ad ex penses iucured by them, or so much of said lots as may be necessary to pay such costs and expenses, a provided by the 28th sec tion of ths charter of the said city; 1'rocided that tail ordinance shall apply only to such lands abutt ing on said Peace street as lie between tlie passenger depot of the Now Oileari, St. Louis and Chicago Hail Road Company,- and a point twe hundred feet west of the iron railing around the C'onrt Hou...- rqnare in Baid city, the other lands, on said ..treet to lie siect io me general ordinances of said city, in relation to pave n rnta and sidewalk Adopted Jan. 5th 1876. juu8-2t Be it enacted by the Ma or and Board of Aldermen of the city ot canton : That it slkall be anil hereby made the duty of each owner of a- lot or parcel of land fronting or abutting on any street in said city, to construct anew along such street, to the extent or tlie mil irmit oi sueu ismu. on such street, at his or bcr own proper cost and expense, a good; safe, properly graded sidewalk or pavement of earth orotlier ma b.t.i1 ,.if,n fiwr. in width. te lie re .minted bv atr-et committee with gnodan-fsii . cient gutter, all of which shall be constrncteo within twenty days from and alter publi cation of this ordinance, audy if any owner of any such laud shall not, within the time aforesaid, construct said pavement or aide walks and gnttera. aa aforesaid, tbe said Mayor and Aldermen, shall proceed to have constructed said pavements or sidewalaa ami gnttora at tlie expense of said city, and will, afterwards Bell at jmlH sale, after giving twenty days public notice in some newspaper puinisliert in slim city, an iois along which they may so cons. met any sidewalk, or pavement, or gutter, as afore said, upon default of the owner ,or owners to Construct lUetll, TO ueil-uy or reimumm; to them the costs and expenses incurred by them, or so much of such lots as may be necessary to pay such costs aud expenses.as provided' by the -th section of the charter of said city; VurWnl, that this o.dinance shall uct apply to lands withiu t wnhundred feet of the irou railing around the court house square of said eity, such lands be ing subject to the ordinance of said cily, rcuuiriiiir lnick paveniants and cotters : and provided further, that this ordinance shall not apply to lamia lying along Peace street iu said city, lietweeii tlie paasengcr depot of the New Orleans, St. I.nwis and I hieago Railroad Company, and a point two hundred leet west .u tbe iron railing ar-.uuil the eourL house suuare in said eitv. such lands being subject to a special or dinance. Adoptld .Tan. 5th. K8. Jan.?-'.'t. LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT.! Commissioner's Sale- By vbtne of h decree of the laucery Court of Madison county,, ate Of M ISSISsil.l.i r.,.lur..,l the October term, 1871, thereof, in me ease oi iiooeri 1'owell vs. W. S. G. Walker. No. 151. the II lid or. signed, commissioner of said court, : 1 1 . j, i ... . , .. ' win iiuiTu muu neii at pnouc auc tion, beforrt Mim dour ttf tlm house of Madison county, iu said state, on Monday, 3igt day of , Tamtam. 1876. between tire hours of 11 o'clock i.- m. ami 4 o'clock v. M. to the highest bidder, for cash ; the following de scribed hit.d lying trad being iu Madison county, Sfafc of Mississ ippi, to-wit- The f u,.r;r... 2(5, Township 10, Range 2' east, ex- cepr nuout 10 acres, aud tbe NJ of Section 26; Township 10; Range 2 east, aud also 27 acres off South - west comer or lij of sw$ Section 23. Townshio 10 li;iiii'e'2 ..,!... ing 170 acres more or less. Commissioner iu Cbancerj, Madi-" sou County Miss. Jmi.8N.i9ot. Notice of Non Resident. - T. L. Bdwards admr. ) Chancery Court de bonis uou of the Ks- t Leake County tate wf Thornton Collins) Mississippi., nt Deceased.- 5 rule Dee. 27, 75.- This cimse c'oiuing on to lie heard upon niTtrearion of F. L. Edwards, Admr. de bonis' non of the estate of Thornton Collins deceased ,: for an' order 'of inrbltcatioii as to Jno. It. Collins, heir- at law of Thornton Collins deceased,and It appearing to tbe Court that said Jno. 11. Colliurs' is a non resident of the state of Mississippi, and resides in the state of Texas, and that his post office is unknown. It is therefore ordered1 by the court that pnblisatinn be' made iu the American Citizkx, ' public uewspaiier printed and pub lished as (he. official organ of this tbe 13th Chancery District, for four consecutive wefts, notifying said John B. Collins to appear before' this court on the 1st alter tbe 4rh' Monday I January neit,and plesrl' answer or demur to th e petition of said Adtnr. praying for an order of court declaring said est a' e insolvent aud tor the sale of certstti lattds"be longing to said deceased.or the same' will bj taken as confessed as for bun. Done at rules Dec. 27th 1873 GEO. B. EDWARDS, Clerk. G. O. EIali., SoL for Petitioner. TRUSTEES SALE. ' Under and by Virtue of a'Deeil1 iu Trust made executed and deliver-' ed to nre as Trustee by William Lambert; to secure certain ii.debt edness therein stated and dne to the n T :r. :.. r . if' S lid deed bearing date the 4rh day of April 1971, and Recorded iu Book' of Deeds 'V page 2 IS of the Laud Records of Madi-ton County Missis-' ippi. I will ou Monday the 2th da) of Jon. I37C Before tlie Court Uouso D ior in the cily of Canton, oilier for sale at Public Vendue to the highest bid der for cash in hand the following" desciibed lauds situate in Madiso.r county Mississippi and by said deed iu Trust conveyed to me to wit. South half ot West half of North West quarter of xection '20) twenty nine Township (II) taiige (3) east. Eastdialfof north west quarter sec 29 Township 11' K (3) east.. West half of south west quarter sec. 29; Township 11;' Hire.- East half of scuth easth quarter sec, 30; Town ship 11; R- 3 e. aat half of JUortb east quarter sec 3-t T. 11 i3 e. West haltol north enst quarter sec 81; T. 11 It 3 e. East half of north-wesir qua iter sej 31 T.ll Ii 3E. East hlf of south east quarter sec. 31; T. 11;' R3E. West half of section (32)' thirty two T. ir K. 9 East, and? the South half of Ihe west, half of son t Ft east quarter of Section (32) thirty two Township (17) eleven Range (3) Three east the same being nine hundred aud sixty (9 60) acres' more or less The title to the above describe 1 lands is believed to be perfcet,- btri I will convey only ettcli title as in vested in me aa trustee. JAMES McFAKLAND, jail 5t. Trustee SHERIFF'S SALE. D. II. Taylor Sl Co. 1 Execution returnable vs. to Jan. Term Circuit X. M. Weir. ) Court Leake County. BY virtue of an ex-scutioii in the above stated case to ine directed from the Cireuit Court of Leaker County, I will aell for cash to the highest bidder, in front of the court house of said county on the 4th Monday of January, 1870, the fol lowing property to wil : Se qr of se qr sec 23 1 10 r 7 e, ner qr of ne qr sec 26 1 10 r 7 e, s hf ot a ht of nw qr sec 25 1 10 r 7 e, n w qr of sw qr sec 25 1 10 r 7 e, ne qr of se qr sec 2d t 10 r 7 e. Levied upon as the property of 17. M. Weir aud will be sold to satisfy the above state 1 case, and all costs thereof amounting to Ninety Eight dollars aud forty six cents (98 4i.) T. L. Cooper, Sheriff. , 3f. I 4t. COMMISSIONERS SALE. Persuant to a decree of the Chan cery Cotirt of Attala Counly ren dered at the2Toreinber term thereof 1875 in case of W. H. Ford Guard ian nod iu his own right complain against John Lucas, John E. Lucasl and Mrs' Elizabeth Lucas, defend ants. I will sell for cash to the highest bidder at public auction iit trout ot the door of the court house of Attala County betweeu the hours of eleven o'clock a, in. aud lour o'clock p. m . on Monday the 7th day of Veb, 1876. The following described described laud lying near Kosciusko iu tin coanty of Attla State of Mississip pi, To wit; w j of section 17 town ship 14 range 7. Said land will be sold. for division D, C. Wahkon. Dec 18 It Comissioner ninglrfoii ('arrefl. Attorney- it-Law ' OI'KU' Tupi-r biiiluuig. norlliiost cor ur pnisUc Mfpinrv. i,niyi7-7-rn.