The Clarion: Wednesday, Jan. 3,
i;y vow eh a bakksdalb.
Official Jourasl cf the Bute of Mississippi
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it CiTil Service Reform or What 1
The South and the Tariff -CoL wm. - -
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
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
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 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
rcaden la i
ed with tliet'l
our reading sj
cost of Bttbwsrl
, , l W.rlts
(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
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-
thing to the poii
Oliver, one of the
After of the Mis-d
OWnCM, and the man
.iiiiis at t e-ison,
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
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.
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
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
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
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
That Gould, Vanderbilt, Hn
Stanford, Sage, Field, etc., twets.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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-
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.
The Republican Candidate for Gov
ernor of Connecticut Declines to
Take Advantage of a Technical
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
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 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
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
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
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 '
Corn . .
Oats . .
buckwheat .7.7.7.'. 12tt
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
. . fll.H
hern horn nrosneetinsi in this D" .
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""
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