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The Clarion: Wednesday, Jan. 3,
18S3. The Clarion. i;y vow eh a bakksdalb. Official Jourasl cf the Bute of Mississippi OHM VKAK, SKVKN MONTHS. MX MONTH -TUIU.K MONTHS, I ip-i hnlrred nl Iht Pi at Ji-kmn at Strand-Clou 11 -' N KU or mnrecopla hn nnlen-l t our lime, to dlf Wn n.mXimm,fr year. I I ' Tweh-or mar oopiw. ortlnwl one Um, l liili rent tJ-.o. iwr year, ::::; (And an txXn pj la porwn unu llng the flub ol U or niori' I The Ci.aio. Ihtjounudi najwi tr im-, will be ont one jear lor the nuiu tatel I T.V cmi.KANSTiyr"-li:U'H KAT, I UlUIHVTMJI tWUHIKlt-JOUKNAU ! M XV YORK IIKKAM. t t t NEW YORK 811 N, : I J I : MI,KMN AdUKWI.TimiST, : : I II IHPKK'8 MONTHLY :::::: II Mil-KU rt WKKKIiY. :::::: IIAKI'KK'rt BAXAR, ::::::: HAKPRK'8 YOUNG PKOP1.B. : i HSBUBO. WKKKI.Y HKBALD, : I 2 so s 2 1 ) 4 jVl 4 4 THE CLARION. it CiTil Service Reform or What 1 Rnnth Carolina The South and the Tariff -CoL wm. - - Oliver. t . . 1 . . ... - , judging .nm .... , ,.u, uent of a promotion for condensed hapc inU,ern manu.acturer o , . ,:thftfederal election law in8outh there can c no uouwi " " n . . Carolina. It was a caw; upon www woolen goods, the present protec- We 1 five tariff system. They want it repeal , tion, The country il sadly in need of it The hill which has paed the Senate, and it printed in a .mother column it thought by some w to 1 a step in the right direction; hut their opposition to certainly it is a very short horje the small begi ( v WHI.l! l U' II Mill'. ...... .- . 1 . 1 r, : ... ...,.. ..ffl..tt.Ki.ir- under selves. A revenue tariff mean.t cheap inert) ro iWv wm,v ' . . the federal government. This bill will macninery; ano n u 1 the most ()hH,.ure ;i",-'onoHji.v wun .iu.K... . in er the advantages which tney derive from government aid. the bouthern mm -t -1 f 1 ..11:.,. . ! ,. .iilmin. I iie National ivcpuuucau, mm. ....m... uf Utration organ at Washington, gives the Two Months. Anti-Monopoly. Two months of the last session of the The anti-monopoly league ha 1 . ... nitrri'ii Ti a 'nnin i.nt. i A7,. I'nnTrmu remains. ix'l l:s , -urn e-. . . 1 r.i. 1 ; uwnt 1st. In repeaUng the internal , men, .,...6 luc aro,,,, Revenue tax, except i. to wiusacj, j -.v .,L toe in ulKilishinir ito entire macninery, iii-,upn..c..Su Vl lue people: in which a State registrar at ry n rt hi p. ' ' ,... I fVirle-ton was accused of having un- nning i, the entering ed so as to put the V. Kngian. In...: C (f regi8. nrilSTkeBrff.! on an equal footing with then tea J Titr. Ci.Mii rcaden la i page pacr. ed with tliet'l the ImproTom t( our reading sj cost of Bttbwsrl , , l W.rlts Mii-ceHaiioou.t eanc 11 l.re-cnU its (tit a, and a.s an eight 0 hope they will be pleat' igo. We have signalized t, which addt largely to , by n reduction in th( ton. Our motto is "Kx- rvlumn. nre fillel with iiiatler, general intolli- nowrt and note-n of pasting events, t Comment, editorial local news, uWsrtliaments. etc. If it failt t be a vvfr MMMM for the politician and stateonaii, as wull at a fireside compan ion and monitor f r the family, our must earnest endeavors will have come (0 naught. Our highest, ambition is to make ThkOi-AIUon worthy of the steady support il lias roooivod during all the vicinltndei of many ovontful years. With profound thankfulness for past favors, and plodgiw of renewed efforts to make the paper worthy of future en couragemont, wo extend the greoting of a Happy Year to thorn all. reach but 10,000 an. and inconsequential underlings ii , .ijijti nt U' , -ii in "T ' in And tllfl ill" 'm UllVllvn " n . , f, , . I nnnfll.n(IIM L....U. tlint tho Siulth AS even them, it doet not effectually reach. ; - -' - Senator Vett. who voU.d for the bill ! cotton ami wW. me ,,r,. .pa, . ... while complaining of its insufficency and meats that enter w.c mau,u, lu. . ... injustice, says: "Is the complete remedy cotton and woollen fabrics, po cs to he found incompotitivecxaminations? j ""lrior advantages to any other coun r.(. kA fnd in ,he nrovisions of ' try; that they have fuel and water, and this hill which keep inoir.ee 10,000 train-1 chaff labor because it car. be economi i .r. .. i. t i ... n. ii,. ...... U'allv subsisted and will hail the time, ..,! bd. ..f tl.o m.r.v in ower? Is tl." "hm they can enter the f.e,d of conipc .. . . il. 1 1 ., Ji tition aaaiait all comen, with hands Democratic party to he told to-day that;"1" . . .ro..rti., . IVmnxHt l. examined n auo s .air ugst so .. ..... .. .... II . . WW X.i i-w ... . w If i irovemnicnt h coiicirui-o. vv e naeai- U li.il I t.ai-i-s i! fi the fossilised remnants of a poUV t publish.-1 the -f.temcM.ts o l,ad--d,t, are to remain m the depart- mwufacturer. in Oeorgla and Sonth ... i- Carolina, a&a not we will rive some- ( 'an thing to the poii Oliver, one of the After of the Mis-d Willian OWnCM, and the man .iiiiis at t e-ison, itppi trution, a -!Kciai arpuiy Melton. Ixdieved it to be the right and duty of the deputy mar shal to be present on the occasion in question, and that his removal ..;..!..;, .n ,.f thp f.i era statute, ine IWMWVH defendants did not demur, and the wit nesses for the prosecution proved the no tdtod in th information. The titr. tso v District Attorney asked the court Judge Iiond presiding for instructions in accordance with the law as he understood it. Counsel for the defense asked for contrary instructions. After argument Judge Bond instructed the jury that the law had not been violated. The mean ing of the instruction was that the (Jolted States official was in a place where he had no bmuheaa eluding the army of collectors, inspectors, detectives and spies, witn am millions of dollars annually. M. ev is ing the tariff so as to bring it to a strictly revenue standard. 3d. Reducing pos tage on letters and newspapers. 4th. Carrying out the plans of the Missis sippi River Commission for improving the navigation of the stream and inci dentally protecting the alluvial lands. 5th. Adopting a civil service system which will not be restricted in us op tion to the underlings in the Departments at Washington, but will embrace the entire army of the federal officeholders, but taking care not to handicap tne incom ing administration of 1884 by making it impossible to get rid ot the Darnacie.t that have been, for these many years clinging to the keel of the ship of state. Cth. Guarding against Ilubbellism iu future elections. 7th. Providing a simple the clause ot the Con- ii.ents. cimstitutui-' the ".' de reterve ol the Republican party in wy nbtc qucut eonte tf In plain langnago, the t . : 1 1 MNnlj I tint r li nl' IV ill. til-t i- . ., . m I , , i in tin- loecemfa operation of which tire examination the present oniciais ana . 1 . . uecure.t tlieii. a life tenure, without being j r i 11 tr , , i a, il j Mississippi institution, founded bv Ml. irahjoctca to the test of ntnees appltea . ' . . , , ,. , i,.c,n,i auwippiani, built with Mississippi capi ta others whore vacancies are to oc nliea. , .. ., .m i, n mirttWiaoa has demonstrated what Mios- nil-,.1' liilll-.l ii'ii.n i ii" ". j Republicans, the bill provides lor any-i thing else but a non-partizan clvil-ier- Co.nro-isioual Contest Ended. Bv tek rpB to the N. Y. Herald. Baiawos, N. Y., m The Congressional contested election in tbis district Was ended to-day at Schneo tmlv when Judge London dismiased the oriler lmueu on .ne mm u, v m tinn ol Georire Wist, the .li-ieatcu canui- plan for executin ititution which requires that Congress shall count the votes for President and Vice-President of the Electoral College. 8th. Passing the appropriation hills on a scale as economical as is consistent with the efficient administrati government. of the Our Special Agent. Mr. I'klwin IJarksdalo will deroto the next few months to the work of extend ing tho circulation of THE Cl.AltloN. We commend him to the courtesy of our friends wherever he may call, lb visited a few towns south of Jackson lasl week, a&d added nearly sixty new names to our list. ThH pi ess-work and general make-up of ThbOlaKIOM will bo inipioved with each succeeding iasuo. Homo press blanket! thataroquite noc,os.tary, failed to arrive in time. The several Departments of the paper Farm, fireside, News, etc.,- will be located in next number, and ach made as Interesting as possible. Thanks to the Press. We arc receiving many additions to our list of subscribers through the clubbing arrangement recently made with several of our State exchanges. W e think it will be found to mutual advantage. We have been enabled to send several new names to other jour- The Raymond Gazette. vice, mid hence it secured the solid sup port of the Bepuhllcafl S-nators. If this had not been the effect of the bill, the very reasonable and proper amendment otl'ered hv Mr. Pllirll. Would not have sr w been rejected by the Republican major ity. The Pugo amendment provided that persons now iii the service shall be subjected, like other citizens, to the rule requiring evidence of qualification. Its rejection shows that the dominant party are but too willing to create a privileged class of officeholders, No objection on the ground of unfairness could have been alleged against the amendment. It was a measure of strict justice to secure to all an even start un der the new system. Mr. Jonas, ot' Louis iana, who opposed the bill on its final passage, said if tin- amendment offered by Mr. Pligh, applying the examination to those in office US well as those outside, had been adopted, he would have voted for the hill, but as it stood now, it was a mere pretense and sham. He believed the civil service was in a large measure Incompetent if not corrupt, and it needed to be reformed. In his own citv, NewJ Orleans, there was a Custom House which was used as a vast house of refuge for political outcasts, and he could not vote for a bill which proposed to subject new applicants lor appointments to ex amination while it left those gentlemen untouched. In like manner, it nuiv be said that if the bill becomes a law, the Caldwells, the Memmuii Howards, the Morgans ami other reu Handed reiugees from Mississippi, who have been quar tered on the federal treasury ever since tin- expulsion of the Ames dvna-ty, w ill continue to feed from the public crib no matter which party triumphs in the coming election. Fortified by it, they can laugh to scorn a Democratic triumph even though it be won on the issue of civil service reform. date, directing the Fulton county canvas- t,i ri-c.-iuvass tint mums in curiam towns in which discrepancies were allog- ,1 t i x i k i and correct the returns m such manner as would hare the el ect to elect Mr. Went, the presau r.MirpH.-ntittive. or to show cause. I he .... .'. . ' j .in.....:.. -11 iti lit ot the largest manuiactuniig cs- Hoard produced ai.n.avu-. ..un. un i.. toblishment at Columbus ( icorgia: . inspectors in the disputed towns showing sippi can accomplish in the manufactur ing industry. While we are reading What Col. Oliver says, let us also note the observations of Mr. Bussey. Presi- The Appellate Court Bill. that the alleged discrepancies did not exist. An lorn linon -.t fnrlti in nrnvi.,ii lr.iin hut that the Injures as canvassed oy tne tl.,. i,t.,.n i.i.jnnf 1,-nir, , 4 r.f sUnili r,ir. Ci.nntv Hoard wore correct. 1 lie inn re- Mna uid nmr!i r t man i.itlu-r ttirnA fruni all the counties, now undis wholly indifferent in the matter or the puted, elect Edward Wimple, democrat, by more thoughtful ot them positively and eigtiiy-nine majority actively in favor of as great modification .ri,m all of which it would appear of the tariff as is consistent with the de- ., . . ,, . ;. f ,l mands of the revenue. I met yesterdav in 1,1111 111 ow oulu;s LUC New Orleans Dr. N . llussev, President Court to require canvassing Doaros to ot the Eagle and fhenlx .Manufacturing I recan vass returns in which discrepancies oompsny, ot u.iuiiious tin., uie most ex- ur , . !h unnUpHtioned: I,iii4ivi. l thi. fnttrin mil d uf tin. S,,iill. ....f, , . We have absolutely no benefit from the and ttiat the right and the auty ot coun tariff," he said, "but kuIJ't from its effect ty commissioners to review their reports upon tne cost ot our macninery and tne . f f(mnde(l reivsom AIICU!.!'!. Ol II.IIIU. 1 MIUIT (II 1111 I'OllOU ... , l mill in the rtontli mat would not do better -'" -o. ...... ... without a tariff than with it. I made, is also uniiuestionerl. What a At Wesson, some .r)l) miles from Jackson, L..,. ,.f Kfflnn1tW wnnlrl bav.i l.een avoid- are ine Mississippi i anion and woollen ..... , ..... . . .. - ... .1 . I ,r , ., i,nii,mrin.u(iiiufi nr.,1 Pfiinnifin Mills. Iari:elv owned fiy Mr. Udmiind " "" ..n..... K.cliardson, the millionaire cotton planter nistice rule had been applied to the late ttf tins region. Ine president ot tlio com- Countv returns. pany, ( apt. Oliver, said to me yesterday that Iih would favor a total abolition of the tariff on cotton goods, and he did not know that hia interests would suffer rom tuoh reduction of the duties on Woolen, as ii probable under a revenue tar i ft . His nulls get their cotton, as well ss their wool, from the Immediate neigh horbooil ; the v,ood and tne market is either at Home or in TeXSS. His advantages over the Eastern mills are s great personally that he il in different as to the operations ot the tarilt ror the general good ot the country he believed i h at the tariff' should be arrancet strictly upon the revenue standard. These milts, as m uraniteviue, anciuse. A.UgUStS and Columbus, are paying band s ime lirntits. Altiiougn m Home eases lose corporations, I have reason to believe that not one of these establishments pays It would seem that the Democrats m .1 1.111 Congress are in no hurry to pass tne nut providing for an appellate court in each of the federal circuits, for the reason that it will give the present President the power to appoint eighteen new judges of his own party, lhat he would select them all from the Republican party, there is abundant ground for believing. None but Republicans have been appointed to the Supreme Court Bench of the U. S. since the Republi cans went into power in 1861; and of late years, the appointments have been notoriously partisan to reward partisan service. That Gould, Vanderbilt, Hn Stanford, Sage, Field, etc., twets. i jm ago were comparatively poor mea.taii i .i - . . -1 uay uiese nve men are worth f500,000,000 ; and, through the tions they control, wield the $3,000,000,000. Thai E. D. "Worcester, Tressuret 0i , ew iora central Mauroad, tetiSu r ,i... t-onDdi,,,;. ...i r. tore lut abic vAiHnumuuuai onveatii the oiate oi iew iora mat that roti, $205,000 one year and $60,000 as obtain legislation, and that tt rem Thai the Congressional investigate . the Credit Momlier swindle showed $47,261,000 profit was made by 4 cate of Congressmen and other men; and it is a well known fact that t of our public men have become w. althy without any visible mean, olj ing so. Thai public sentiment has for s years iieiuanovu mc -im-uwhi oi u ( quate. law for the regulation of inter-3t commerce, hut it has haen postponed throttled without the slightest consiA tion. That the last Congress not only iyu. j J restore to the public domain the 1 which bad been forfeited by the Nortk( Pacific Railroad, hut on motion oil gressman Reid, of Maine, gag law enforced, and Congressman CasswelU Wisconsin, tried to prevent the vote goifl record. That to perpetuate these abuses the. petrators thereof are now seeking toe trol the thought of the nation. Hon. QsjOrge W. Harper has retired from the Raymond Qazette after forty- threo years of continuous, useful and honorable labor in the conduct of that journal. No inemlxir of the profession has ever pursued it under stronger inspi ration of duty. Wherever his convic tions led ho has followed without count ing the cost. Within those forty-throe years, centuries of ordinary ovcuts have been crowded. Such a history as he would write of them would be full of thrilling interest and instruction. Out side r journalism Mr. Harper has borne his part US a good citizen, nlivo to the interests of tho community in which ho lias lived. Thcrj has been no question of public concern during nil that time, in which ho has not, on one side or lb. other, made bis imp reel As n represen tative ssf Ida County in the State Legis lature, bis course was always character ized by a conscientious inspiration of duty and intelligent apprehension of the welfare of his constituents. If we may be permitted to specify tho crowning service of bis useful career, we would j scarcely touches the underbrush. What , ii.il i i i . i. : .. :.. il. iinncMuuiugiy point w ins iauo. m not vcr memorable canvass of 1870, when We can w ell imagine that the genuine Reformers who are for fair play and r living chance to all, and are for dis missing dead beats and supernumeraries, who voted for the bill, nevertheless, swallowed it in the shape in which it passed the Senate, with anything but pleasant- emotions, because it does not effect, that object, and it is a virtual bar against members of their own party, as well as nil other outsiders, to the subor dinate offices which seem to have been pre-empted during these twenty-two years oi" Republican rule. The bill goes to the House, where w trust it will he put in a better shape. As before said, it applies to the subordi nate officials in the departments at Washington and in custom-houses and postomoes outside, where as many as fifty persons and over are employed. It Aw important case involving, or de fining the extent of the power of legisla tive jurisdiction over corporations, has just been argued in the IT. S. Supreme Court. The suit in which the question native labor is cheap and arose jas originally brought in one of the courts of California to recover from the Southern Pacific Railroad company certain State and countv taxes levied on its property for the year 1881-2. The company sets up a special answer to the action that in assessing the property an unjust and unlaw ful discrimination was made between it and the property of in- . , , 1 .1. .1! (lividuais and mai ns mis (iiscrimina less than 10 per cent, on the capital in- tion was made ill pursuance of the Con vested. n sever ., insianees me annua. . . .( f , the company Wt I,... if. t,,r ueeer.il vivirii line., hi.i.n li-i.m ' l J ' : ' ... .... . iu. i i ...t:.. ..ri... i ." b) to Uo per cent. .Mr. Iward Atkinson's ueuieu ineniwiunitniuvu i rannm declared belief that cotton mills cannot guaranteed bv the I4th amendment of tin pay in the South is contradicted by tie- ... ...... f staolislied tact. It reminds me ot the ... (iMibM iJ tin. ftanmi man " h:A Mr l liese al legation lhissey. "who had been arrested without i warrant. ' I hey can t arrest von, enei to bun m ait an excited trieiid. Hut they've done it,' was the hapless prisoner s reply. Railroad Commissioners. Practical Education. New Xors is ahout to adopt a wise educational policy. It is to reduce the number of studies and make education given' in primary scnoo more practical value to those who have the United Slates, of unjust discrimina tion are denied hy counsel lor ttie Mate, and it is further held that the Hth amendment has no reference to the rev enue laws of the State. No principle has been more clearly and indisputably settled by the highest judicial authority of the United states than the power of the Legislature to control Railroads as the to their freights and fares; but in the Is of Puding case the question is raised as to tne extent or me liegisiaiive power in imposing taxes. it would seem as if the State has the power to impose taxes The Philadelphia Railway Age pub lishes a list of twenty-two States that have laws providing for the supervision of railroads through the agency of com missioners, that terrible bug-bear which has been held up in the Mississippi Leg islature as a certain means of driving off capital which would seek investment in railroad enterprises in our State The States that have enacted laws in the interest and for the protection of the people, for the appointment of com missioners are: Alabama, California, Connecticut Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pcnn sylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin. Ihese States, representing every part of the Union, from one extreme to the other, including old and voting, have tried supervisory legislation, and among them all, there is no example in which an attempt has been made to repeal it and go back to the old plan of leaving the public without protection against extortion and unjust discrimina tion. The system is no longer an experi ment. It has developed into a full grown policy, which has worked well for the people and the corporations. Witness Georgia, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and in fact all the States that have tried it. to go out to work early iu life; and to sup ply educational wants, it is proposed to for its support, itis the proper judge of the ...u,.t tl, u..li..s i., d ifl;. rent -ebnoU manner in which the power should be ' . T: . . - . . exercised. according to the necessities oi tne pupih Studies are to be simplified with a view to prepare them in a short time for the actual work of life. In other words, they are 0 have more reading, writing, arithmetic and grammar, and less botany, elocution, and "classics." As we apprehended, the Tariff Com mission insomuch as it proposed to re move the present discriminating and ex- s will be left for the Democratic oartv in orbitant duties on manv articles, is the Presidential election next year, to; fraud. For example: The present tariff reach the men who have abused their trust iu the high places of the govern ment. The measure as it passed the Sen ate, with all its thunder in the index, The funeral of the late ex-Oov Humphreys took place on the 28th at Port Gibson, where his remains had been taken from Leflore county for interment A eulogv was delivered in thcMethodis' church, by the Rev. 1). A. Plauck, pas tor'of the Presbyterian church, of which The Star Route Trial Washington, Dec. 29. The forem session in the Star route case was gid to an argument as to wnetner tbep tion asking that the Kearney-Kent i i ,i j-u.i u..ia k .,a.:i..jl De expeunuu Biiuuiu uc nuiiuuni evidence, ine aeience arguea agaaj its admission on the ground that ltd not tend to show conspiracy, and that! was at vanahce with tke copy of J nptition in the indictment. Judeel ... . . V ie admitted the petition as tending! prove conspiracy, out iioi as conii tine an overt, act. vnanes a. in th,i sub-controctor for this route, tied that he received a lettkr fromJ.1 Dorsey & Co. enclosing a petition fotj crease ot service, xie ouiauieu un tures to the petition. The defence! iected at every step ot the testini l-l... ....,,,.( aHiAiirnni null novt. day. The Republican Candidate for Gov ernor of Connecticut Declines to Take Advantage of a Technical Defeat. was a member. An es derate soldiers met the Itiulf. The funeral cor- Clalborne Light Artil- the county of Hinds, with tho other counties of tho 8thte, was rescued from the wicked administration with which the pcoplo were plundered and vexed. l ittingly tho Gazotto is confided to the control of Mr. 8. D. Harper, who received his training iu journalism from his distinguished father, and to experi ence and ability joins youthful vigor and a determination to keep the paper up to iU high stnndard. The Texas school-fund in addition to is needed is a real cyclone put in motion by the people, which will strike the tall oaks of the forest, and reach down to the scrubby timber at the same time. on iron cotton ties is now Do per cent. The commission bill proposes to raise it to 75 per cent iu order that some half doen manufacturer! of cotton ties in Ohio and Pennsylvania may have their earnings increased nbont $f0,000 annu ally at the expense of the producers of cotton. Ir is not too late to notice the with drawal of Hon. It. T. Kimbrough from the editorship of the Ashland Register, Kid the accession of Mr. W. T. McDon ald to the tripod of that staunch paper. Mr. Kimbrough is an able member of the bar, and the lawyer who undeSces Ins profession ana Chief Justice Park, of Conneticut, has decided that Idack ballots used by the Democrats in the city election are illegal and void. Thi decision gives the entire municipal government of New Haven to tho Republicans. They have n law in Connecticut prohibiting the use of ballots with distinguishing marks. lien. Humph re cort of ex-( l n remains at ( Irani tege Included th' lery. Knights Templar, Odd Fellows and a vast concourse of citizens. And thus the hero-patriot was laid to his rest. The Argus. The Executive Committee of the Pro hibition Union of Mississippi, has made arrangements for n State organ, and Dr. W. A. Hurt has been engaged to conduct it. He is an able writer, public-spirited and well informed upon every subject of general interest. The Argus will be a 28 column weekly, price two dollars It will be published at Clinton, Miss., to which place all subscriptions should be sent. The first number will be out by the middle of this month -I.XATOlt WapdeIi!., late candilate to practice his profession and run nowsnaner at the same time will have ; for Congress in the Third District, this over $4,000,000 interest-bearing bonds his hands full. Under the management State, and late btate benator from the and money, embrace 30,000,000, acres of Mr. McDonald the high standing of lunica District, has removed to. Bir- of land valued at 1.00 an acre. the Register will bo maintained. mingn.im, aw. The law of Connecticut declares that all ballots shall be printed on plain white paper. At the late election in that State seven thousand Democratic ballots were printed with white letters on black paper, ine ciuet Justice has pro nounced them all illegal, and this decision would change the Democratic majority in the Mate into a minority and elect a Republican Governor and other State officers. Under these circum stances, W. II. Pulkley, the Republican candidate for Governor, has written the following letter declaring that ho will not accept the office on such a condition. In other words, the will of the people shall not he thwarted in his elevation, by a technical defect. He savs: Hautfoud, Conn., Dec. 30. Chas. J.Cole, Esq., Chairman Republican State Committee : Pkau Sir My attention having been called to various discussions which have appeared in the public prints relating to "black ballots," so called, I desire to say for myself, that under the circum stances, no matter what doubts may exist in rcL'srd to the local elect! on nf finv Walter, I do not entertain, nnd have not for one moment entertained an idea that it would be possible for me to hold tin. office of Governor, no matter what the The Agricultural Bureau. Wasuington, Dec. 26. The Con sioncr of Agriculture, in his report Comrress relative to the wort oi partment, makes a formidable ex! of the distribution of seeds alone! Under the sDecial appropriation by l . -. i - i . .. a . trre.ss of $20,000 tor seeds to tne i ern flooded districts, 508,958 packi were sent, divided as follows : Veiretables, 414.S80: hem corn,i 644: peas, 26,957 : field beans, 3964: f millet. 14.348: field cotton, 159. The whole number of seeds sent! hv iho bnronii durinfl- the vear wall packages, 2,396,476. Mb. Horace Ci.akkk, son of GeS Manager Clarke, has assumed thesij intendency of the Southern divisioaj theC St. L. & N. O. Railroad New Orleans to McComb City. During the months of November! December, 1882, Gov. Stephens.ofC gia, has pardoned 49 convicts. Twels these were murderers. Gov. btea having been criticised says: "I enrn notliiil!? for nnblic criM nn-iinat mv pxeicise of the WW power, because I have acted in eM frmn convictions of rieht. I reiu" interviewed on the subject, but al proper time will give the people sons. United States Commissions!! Agriculture Loring has prep revised table showing the grain pm tion of this country for the year em riifrmWr 1 If w HI folloWS ' - .1,635,9 . 510,0 470,0 , 45,(K 20,(1 Corn . . Wheat Oats . . Barley live buckwheat .7.7.7.'. 12tt Total . o i mi ij i , . . jenerrv! Awcmbly mny no or declare and Service Bill would be reported to tho j ay .ction tlv may take must be wbh House to-day, and tho understandine n I the knowledge that in no event will T it will be given the rieht of wav before erve "r a position which I believe it the appropriation bills. was the intent of the electors to give to ttiiumer. yM. u. liULKELV S vvsthe Memphis Appeal: In the llth Tennessee Senatoritl trict the first returns showed tn rv,lni,ii who eloctpil. Corrected . , . i .u en from Macon county snowen w -of R. A. Cox by seven majority, j corrected returns received from mtpH the election ot O011 three majority. The certificate n issued to Cox will be recalled. Vtrlrlontlv ihnv bnvfi not beard modern definition of the Oglesb.V casc, u pan Tennessee. -Mr. Cornell, of New York, hann cmrrncrnrl A Tilimbcr 01 large timber operation in the W . . fll.H hern horn nrosneetinsi in this D" . r----r .i intends makinir lame investmeDl pine lands of South Mississippi- The KosciuBko Messenger the death of Mr. Peter A. BroB many years a resident of that P half brother of our worthy net G. D. Bustamente. k MMMtH nf Planters s"0' will be held in this city on tb January 1883, to take in consider ...i.. t..i- ; Slate ol 1 cuuivauon oi iiuw iu v"" sippi.