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The Clarion: Wednesday, January 17, 1883.
HP lp R I O N Tbe Manning-Chalmers Case.
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The I'ticn Monitor, Mr. George L.
Crosby, editor, is a handsome paper, full
of news, and deserves smrc-', which wo
trunt awaits it.
The gentlemen Indicted in the IVdentl
Court nt Oxford, Mian., for Improper
conduct iit the last f OBgieiloinl elflftlon
liad their cases t for triid on this dny,
the 17th.
The. P.ro ikh.'ivcn Free I
the death Mr. .1. G. Map -valued
citizen of Lincoln
the falling of timber of an
iii which
storm.
'res record-.
, an old ami
county, by
ill. I building
had taken refuge from I
The public ban been surprised by a
Utciuent iu the Meridian Sun that the
appropriation of $60,000 will not Itear
more than one-fourththe expense necessa
ry to the completion of the East Missis
sippi Insane Asylum, and that the build
ing will necessarily hare to remain in an
unfinished condition until the Legisla
ture can make the necessary appropri
atkm. In other words, that the founda
tions hare been laid for a building that
will est $240,000, instead of $60,000 as
the Legislature intended ; and the infer
ence i left to be drawn that the build
ing cannot be used until the appropria
tion is made and the work upon the plan
on which it has been commenced,
ii completed. This proceeding of
the commissioners is so extraordinary
that it is eliciting the criticism of
the press. The subject was maturely
considered by the Legislature; and
after deliberation the sum stated was
appropriated. To disregard it action,
was to assume a very grave re
sKmsibility which will necessarily
engage the .attention of the Legisla
ture when it assembles. One of the
diate effects of disregarding the
The Civil Service Bill.
the early completion of the institution,
the use of which is needed in conse
quence of the overcrowded condition of
the A-
at Jackson.
On another page we have published
extracts from the spee Ii of S-imtor Wil
liams oil the Civil .N-rvicc bill. His
blunt, matter-of-fact, straight-forward
way of dealing with it without senti
mentality, or gUhh, w ill strike the reader.
We regret tT see a statement in the
Liberty Herald that Mr. E. A. MeDow-
ell. who for the past two years baa been
a practicing lawyer at that bar, has left
for Texas in search of another honu
Mr. McDowell was the efficient reading
clerk of our House of Ueiireselitati ves
at the last session.
We regret tosee announced iu the 'nr
thoginian the death of Mr. Thomas ,f.
Cooper, an old and esteemed citizen of
Leake Donrttr. in the 72nd fear of his
njre. n native of Tennessee, but for near
ly fifty years a resident of Mississippi
Me w:is the lather ol Mate rvmtlor
Cooper of the Leake and Attala listriet.
The opinion of .lodge Wharton in the
Chalmers-Manning case was delivered
orally in the presence of a large and atten
tive audience. The opinion of laymen
and lawyers is that it Was u profound and
searching presentation of the law, and
that its cone'" ' m were
In style and i i i liner, it
and the regrc
written. We
line of it in a
unanswerable,
was excellent,
'cneral that it was not
given merely an out
er column.
We part with our esteemed neighbor
Dr. Hunter and 1'ivf. Jayne, of the
Comet, with regret. Our relations with
them have been the most agreeable. If
their newspaper venture was not pecuni
arily profitable, they have the consola
tion of knowing that they have acipiit
ted themselves faithfully and well, and
have des'Tved success. Or. Hunter is a
thorough physician, as W4i as a power
ful Writer, and under suitable conditions
will succeed in cither field. l'rof. .Inytie,
for the present, will serve the public as
real estate agi nt with the ultimate niin
of embarking in the profession of law to
which his learning and analytical mind
so well adapt him.
Valedictory.
Will the editors of The Clarion' al
low to the editors of Tut C.iMi.r space
enough to bid adieu to their friends and
the public generally as they retire front
that pa)er and indeed from journalism '.'
For the future of the Comet we cannot
apeak, it la the property of Mrs. M. V.
Cooper, wo having failed to discharge
our indebtedness toiler, and is for sale.
All advertising debt will be collected by
Hunter ; .layne, subscriptions by Jayne
and Cooper. All debts due by the ate
firm will be scrupulously discharged by
them at the earliest moment possible.
To give the cause of our retirement
were useless. There is much ultout the
profession of journalism that we love, and
hence we do not retire from ii without
much of regret. From the members of
the fraternity, with whom our relations
have been very pleasant indeed, we re
luctantly part We regard the press as
a power for doing good second to no
other. We are glad to notice its tone
becoming in the main more elevated as
well as more useful, and we shall always
be glad to hear of its continued success
and improvement. To our patrons and
freinds wo extend our thanks. The
pre has our best wishes, and we do not
imagine that it or the public will mi (for
from our retirement. Thanking you
for courtesies, we are,
Very truly and respectfully,
Hunter & Jayne.
Yesterday the Circuit Curt (Judge
Wharton) passed upon the question of
law arising upon the demurrers of the
secretary of Htate to the petition and
supplemental petitk) lied by James R.
Chalmera and sustained the view urged
by tfeaJ counsel for Chalmers. The Judge
delivering the opinion, which was very
able and maturely considered, held that
the Court had jurisdiction of the case,
and the authority to issue the prohibi
tory order requiring the Secretary to
pause in his count or to add to the votes
given for Chalmers the 1472 votes,
which he afterwards in violation of the
order, counted for J. K. Chambless, or
show cause to the contrary.
Proceeding to the discussion of the
question arising ujsn the certified state
ment and the "tally sheet" accompany
ing KM same, Judge Wharton held
that the supposed "tally sheet" was an
unofficial document and should have
lam disregarded by the Secretary of
State; or that if he had doubts as to which
of the paper- manifested the conclusion
reached by the Commissioners of Elec
tion of Tate county, it was bJadoty U, f T i.,,, i ,,,
. . intention of the legislature is to deleat
return mini 10 me oiiiiiusiioucrs lor
verification. The Court further adjudg
ed that the subsequent action of the
Oommlaainnet Immediately after know
ledge of the discrepancy iu giving a
certified, tabular statement showing that
the votes cast nt the several precincts
of their county were for Chalmers and
not Cbambtoaa, as they had at first
determined, thus correcting the mis
prision of a clerk, was perfectly Com
petent, nnd praiseworthy, and that
the Secretary of State should there
upon have recalled his certificate
wmed in favor of Manning and given
another iu lieu thereof and according to
the facts in favor of Chalmers. Judge
Wharton illustrated his views on this
point by reference to the case of
Cootie and Hurst when opposing candi
dates for the position of Judge of the
High Court of Errors and Appeal made
vacant by the death of Chief Justice
Smith. In that case the certificate had
been issued by the Secretary of State to
Ooode, but the returns from Amite and
Pike, before delayed by floods, was trans
mitted to the Secretary of State and
reached bis hands after the lapse of
"thirty days" immediately following the
election. Hut the Secretary of State
and ( Jovernor, on the advice of the At
torney General, promptly recalled the
certificate and commission issued in
favor of and to (Sonde, and ptve the cer
tificate and commission to Hurst, w ho,
counting the statements from Amite
and Pike, had received the majority of
the votes cant.
In the course of his opinion the
Judge said that under the law, the Gov
ernor has no discretion but to issue the
commission to the person detdared to
have been elected by the Secretary ci"
State.
Commenting on the case ofOglesby v.
Sigman, relied upon by the Secretary to
sustain his action, Judge Wharton said
it was not applicable to the Chalmers-
Manning controversy. It was not here
attempted to reconvene the county com
missioners, ami com pel a recanvasa ol
the votes so as to make them reach a
lirlerent conclusion, i)or was it intended
to afreet them iu any way. The Tate com
missioner of their own tree will execut
ed a duplicate paper that truly and be
yond doubt manifested the c inclusion
really reached by them in the exercise
of their functions, as canvassing officers
in the first instance. The commissioners
were not functus (rffcfo, being in office a!
the time under tho statutes of the State,
and authorized to conduct all special
elections occurring during their term;
and they had the right, iu the faithful
discharge of their Important datie, to
correct the misprision that occurred in
this case. Any other view would frus
trate the will of the people as expressed
at the Kills. The Oglesby-Sigman decis
ion, viewed in its relation to the facts in
volve 1. was right and bad the support of
all the judges and lawvera so far as
he knew; but it was not predicated upon
the same state of facts existing in the
case under consideration.
Judge Wharton stated that, while the
respondent was technically in contempt.
he had no doubt his action was based
upon his convictions of duty, and thut
he had intended no contempt of the
Court or its proceas.
The question of jurisdiction having
been decided, it is to be hoped that the
trial of the cause will now proceed with
out delay upon it- merits, in order that
it may be judicially determined who is
entitled to the certificate.
Wt have quoted statements from the
Oxford papers contradicting the report
that the grand and petit juries of the
Federal Court, in session at Oxford, had
been cmpanncllcd so as to contain parti
san majorities for the indictment and
conviction of persona accused of violat
ing the federal election laws. In reply
to the denial of the Oxford press, the
Holly Springs Suith says:
The Oxford Bag! itisisU that the Federal
Court BWod ant! petty juries at that place
are notnuule up to SeeompnSB partisan enui,
but composed of Democrats, Uepuhlicans
ami Qrnbcksr. If the Republican:
claim and obtain the volid negro vote, we
should like to know bW it is that a grand
jurv uncle np of fifteen negroet and three
white men can he so divided. Three white
men can make but on democrat, one Re
publican and one greenbiieker, with the fif
teen Republicans added. We are a little
aaaaiad to see how our Oxford contempora
ry can make the division so as to indicate
at least two of every party. As to the petty
urors, if tuey are all made up 93 the same
mnd (no matter how honestly intend
ed), the siime presumptions Item to follow.
If the Democrats escape strviecby (hotting
cause of discharge because they have fami
lies and business, how does that alter the
matter as to the result '-hen the negroes are
all willing to serve at two dollars a day and
are accepted.
From this statement, coupled with
other representations, we infer that thf
juries as originally drawn, did not con
tain a majority of persons opposed to
the Democratic party, but that the court
in a spirit of accommodation excused
Iroin service l 'emocrats woo mm oecn
empanneled and who asked to be relict
ed, thus leaving the juries in the contri
of the opposition. It tins he true, it
suggests that while censure is visitet
upon the court, Democrata who leave
their friends to the tender mercies of ju
rii's that ha vo partisan cuds to accom
plish, are not free from blame.
A. & M. College.
A note from (Sen Lee, dated lOtl
inst., says: " We are in a very flourish
tug condition, some tortv new students
having recently entered the Colle
We have two hundred students in the
A meeting of the Democratic editor of
Indiana was held at Idianapolis, at which
a letter was read from Oov. Hendricks,
expressing in unqualified terms his dis
approval of the Pendleton civil service
bill, which he reviewed at some length
and characterized as an indignity and
an insult to the majority of the people,
and a Republican scheme to exclude
Democrats from the usual control of
public affair-.
Ex-Senator McDonald, who has re
cently been mentioned as an available
candidate for the Presidency, entered
his protest against the perpetuity in of
fice clause, a proposition in his judg
nient anti-democratic in its broadest
sen-e, and in direct opposition to the re
publican principle underlying the gov
eminent. He said it was a custom bor
rowed from (treat Britain and in time
would lead to the creation of an army of
superannuated office-holders for whose
support the people would have to pay in
every sense. Hon. B. W. Hanna de
nounced it as a step backward in the
old federalist doctrine of Hamilton and
in opposition to the theories of Jackson
and Jefferson, monarchical in tendency
The dispatch reports that the forego
ing expressions voiced the opinion of all
the prominent Democratic member of
the legislature, and that the feeling
against the Pendleton bill is intense.
The Washington correspondent of the
Times-Democrat telegraph the follow-
ing in reference to the matter:
Washington. The views of Gov. Hen
dricks anil ex Senator .McDonald, of Indi
ana, expressed at Indianapolis last Thurs
day, on the Pendleton civil service bill
were printed here to-day and caused a great
deal of comment among Congressmen.
Their views condemn ihe bill. Democrats
who voted for the bill are beginning to won
der whether or not thev did not make a
mistake. There appears to be a verv gen
era approval of the views of Hendricks
ami McDonald. Pendleton s party associ
ates do not appear to he over anxious to
commend him on the success of his bill.
Mr. r olger, secretary of the treasury, M
quoted as saving the bill is a sham. In his
opinion, men fit for the duties required of
them in the civil service, can never be se
lected by competitive examinations. Men
who arc up in grammar do not make the
best clerks in the departments. Folger
says the folly of the competitive examina
tions was shown iu the New York Custom
House.
The Internal Tax.
I tlormitorv,
To
iu
.'nuance
about
A "Fa it mi; us I'mox
in the advancement of
been formed in Yazoo.
is President and (i. W. Parker, Secretary.
' for co-operation
Agriculture, has
(Jen. B.S. Hicks
mono the measures before the Kan
Baa Legislature are five contemplating
restrictions on railroads.
"Tim ers of reconstruction in 8outh Car
olina i ended, si though the legislation by
which political success can he assured muy
bc regarded as temporary iu character anil
needing constant patching." Charleston
Mews and Courier.
This is the experience of all the other
reconstructed States.
By n vote of r9 to SI the Tennessee
Legislature has instructed the Senators
nnd requested the Kcprosentatives from
that State to vote for a "tariff for revenue
only."
Title North Carolina House of Repre
sentative adopted resolutions to-day in
structing the State Congressmen to vote
for Federal aid to State educational pur
poses. Tho Georgia Legislature had
passed similar resolution, and Senator
George has presented to the Scmttan
memorial of the faculty of the Mk is
sippi University in favor of the same
object.
CoMMK.NTiNt; on the great tribulation
in certain quarter over the piling Up of
"useless" silver dollars in the United
States Treasury vaults, the American
Sentry observe there i not a word of
Complaint against the piling up of use
less gold coin in the Treasury, and adds
that nt the rate at which gold has been
piled up there during the last thirty days,
it will require less than two months to
accumulate a far greater sum in gold
than of silver, lying uselessly in the
Treasury. Also thnt the people prefer
either gold or silver certificates to gold
coin, provided the coin is in the Treasury
for their redemption. Tho people will,
and do, take all they can get of them,
absolutely regardless of the "intrinsic"
or any other value of the metal in which
they are redeemable.
Utica, on the N. and J. Railroad, has
shipped 3,000 bales of cotton the present
season. A good beginning.
Civil Service Reform With a Ven-
gence.
A correspondent of the Times-Democrat
at Madison, says:
It. I.. Bennett, our efficient and popular
postmaster, has lust been removed in cen
sequi neo of his having advocated the elec
tion of Major Barksdale to Congress in this
district. Mrs, Mctiaughey succeeds him.
As Mr. Bennett is all that the corres
pondent describes; in a word, a compe
tent officer of unpeachible integrity, and
withal a christian gentleman, universal
sally esteemed by his neighbors, we
infer that he was removed solely for the
partisan reasons assigned. Here we have
a striking eAniincntary upon the pro
fessions and practice of the Arthur Ad
ministration. In bis late message, its
head urged Congress to pass a civil service
reform bill, and stated that "it mattered
little to the people at large what, compe
tent perflon is at the head of this depart
ment or of that bureau, if they feel
assured that the removal of one and the
accession of another will not involve the
retirement of honest and faithful subor
dinates whose duties are purely adminis
trative, and have legitimate connection
with the triumph of any political princi
ples of the success of any political party
or faction." Directly in the face of this
declaration, and of the passage of a bill
through Congress, the effect of which is
to secure to the partisan subordinates of
the Administration in the Executive
departments life tenures of office, a:i
official of unquestioned integrity and
acceptability to the community he is
serving, is removed for exercising his
right of judgment in selecting a Repre
sentative in Congress.
In saying this much it is proper to add
further, that we do not disparage the
qualifications and merits of the estima
ble lady who has been appointed to suc
ceed Mr. Bennett.
The bill reported to the Senate to re
duce the internal revenue tax, has a fa
tal defect It does not abolish the in
ternal revenue department with its ex
travagant machinery and operatives
consisting of collectors, detectives, in
formers, gangers and gouge rs, and cost
ing in the aggregate nearly six mil
lions of dollars. If it should be found
necessary in dealing with the tariff, to
permit any part of the internal tax to
remain, at all events its costly machine
ry ought to be abolished and the laws
for its collection simplified.
In a Nut-Shell.
Here is the whole unjust system of
taxation in a nut-shell, as put by a con
temporary. Cut it out and paste it in
your hat where your brains ought to be.
There are in the United States about
10.000.000 families. Our annual taxa-1
tion for federal purposes is about $400,
000,000. Each head of a family pays
therefore an average tax of $40. Under
the existing revenue system the working
classes are more heavily taxed than the
wealthy, for the highest duties are im
posed on the coarser goods used by the
poor.
The House election committee adopt
ed a resolution! in the case of Messrs.
Manning and Buchanan, declaring no
election in the Second Mississippi dis
trict for the 47th Congress. The term
will expire within a month, and the ma
jority have acquiesced in Mr. Manning's
occupancy of the seat,and the salary which
he has of right drawn during the whole
Congress, thereby tacitly admitting his
legal claim to it. The game of the major
ity seems to be to scat Mr. Buchanan, at
the close of the session to enable him to
draw full salary which has already been
drawn by the rightful occupant. It is
sharp practice, and a fraud on the treas
ury. . .
Gov. Butler in his message to the
Legislature gives the existing order of
staid, old Massachusetts, a genuine shak
ing up. The boasted educational sys
tem of that State, is far behind that
or many other Estates in tact, she is
the nineteenth State of the thirty-eight
in respect of illiteracy, while there are
only two States which expend more
money per capita for education. Gov.
Bulter finds that of $5,156,000 which the
State expend for education, $4,402,225
goes for salaries of teachers. He finds
that the pay of the male teachers of the
highest grades and of the fancy branches
is disproportionately large. A special
( lass of pupils is taught music, drawing,
physiology, physics, botany, zoology,
geology, astronomy, chemistry, psychol
ogy. Greek, Latin, French, and Ger
man, while the spelling book is banish
ed. "Gur school money," he says, "is
diverted extravagantly from the many
to whom it does belong to the few to
whom it docs not belong."
onnceU0 Ja
Ifrr,
on, of Monticello a
We have received
n, of Monticello,
of the relief fnnd
reci-j
U I. i . " I
""' i miuugu nim, on
cyclone disaster iB An
was the Wor. Master rj
Lodge. No. 79, Deputy GaJ
the 10th district 3
ana 0
of the suffering TL
B. iue
sends us is mi., i i
, . ucu 7 prob
men t to tl
sons, besides an amount
re-Duiiding of Lode
amount received by Dr i
f 1,004. w, of which the
of the State contributed n
vrranu JUOUgervnightsof
and the balance from
This statement is outside ol .
il,.D,i:.(n ... -
w. iKiici vuuiuiittee. Thpt,.!
Monti I'.'l l mat, . .
,,run,pt
and the good people theredul J
ail mat was aone for them.
American Sbippj
A bill ostensibly to remi
on the American marine
courage ine American forei
j ... . -o-
irauu, passeu ine lower branch
gross on tne tzth. It was 6m ,
so as to provide for the admisio
tree, ot toreigu built iron i
than fifteen hundred tons,
not to oe used m the coasting
also for the admission of shin
materials free of duty; but tkl
rallied under the lead of
the noted monopolist, and defa
tree ship and free material cli
with these provisions, the sul
111. whl.l tl r
tj ......... government WO
gate itself to pay one-third the i
the ship to the American build
went down, l his is well. The
are tired and sick of being taxed
up monopolies. On theclausej
to American registry ships built t
free of duty, the vote was yeas lj
104. Ihe names of the Missis
rentatives who were present and j
are recorded as follows: Yeas, 1
Manning, Muldrow, Singleton;
Messrs. Lynch, Money. As theh
stands, the House seems to haven
in a circuit and has reached tit
from which it started out.
-
Seventh Congressional Bit
Columbus, ()., January 9. The 8
Court overruled the motion of Ja
Campbell for a writ of nmndamm tl
trie vote in the Seventh Congressioi
tnct tor H. Sj. Ittorcy, and Henry I
for different persons, so that Mon
the certiticate.
(The facts of this case are that!
received a majority of 3,500 to
some of the ballots were printed!
Morey, others H. L. Morey,
name being Henry L. Morey. 1
absurd ground the petition wmi
for bv the defeated candidate,!
Court properly held that it was ii
cient to invalidate the election.)
The House Judiciary Committee has
decided to table Mr. Knott's resolution,
which provided for the forfeiture of the
Northern Pacific land grants. It is
thought this action kills the measure for
the preeenl session.
Gov. Wallace and other Democrats
elected in Connecticut have been in
stalled, the legislature declaring the
"black'' ballots in effect, white, because
they represented the will of the people,
which the legislature did not think
OUghl to be annulled by a technicality.
The annual report of the Railroad
Commission of Alabama for the last
year, shows that the Commission has
greatly benefitted the people of Alabama
in reducing rates of transportation, and
regulating railroads in other respects and
that it is a wise institution and ought to
be continued. The roads themselves
have ptoapamd. The Montgomery Ad
vertiser says that several new line are
in progre and that the present vear
will show up at least two hundred mile
of new road in our aister State.
1 1. S. Footf. (the present incumbent)
of Madison; 0. 8. North, of Hinds; H.
C. Conn, and H. B. Mays, jr., of Copiah;
W. H. Luse and W. I). Gibbs, of Yazoo,
are all candidates for District Attorney,
of this, (the 9th) District. A splendid
array of leal talent from which the
voters will have the opportunity to select.
The Presidential succession bill enact
ing that in caae of death of the Presi
dent and Vice-President, the office of
President shall be filled by members of
the Cabinet in the order named, has
passed the Senate- Mr. Lamar voted
for, and Mr. George, against the bill.
ever. R. V. Banks, of 'Lowndes,
and Mr. H. 0. Dixon, of Hinds, both
practical and experienced farmers, and
men of reflection and success in their
calling, and good writers, are having an
able discussion of the agricultural lien
law, in the State Grange organ, the
Patron of Husbandry. When doctors
disagree, who is to decide?
Mr. M. T. Polk, the defaulting treas
urer of Tennessee, has been imprisoned
in Nashville, and indicted by the grand
jury for embezzlement. He is a victim
of the speculating mania and of mis
placed confidence.
Mb. N. C. Hill with the view of de
voting his time to the practice of his
profession (the law) has tlisposcd of the
Jaaper Bevfow to Dr. E. W. Lyon, to
whom we extend The Olaiuon's bet
wishes.
Thk Railroad Commissioner of Illi
nois In Jtheir last report have asked
the Legislature for authority to compel
railroad companies to erect new station
houses at nny points on their lines where
present structures are deemed inade
quate. The questions of the Presidential suc
cession and of the method of counting
the electoral votes, are pending in Con
gress, and, though imjiortant, are not
naeiy to be settled at the present
ion.
Thk Missiwippi river, when finally
opened, becomes a great factor in rtwu-
rates.
It is stated that Gea. Grant has
a letter, in which he request thi
Senate bill in the House,
a pension, shall not be pushed if
any marked opposition to it.
opposition is decidely marked, nl
that it will not be "pushed."
The Civil Service.
Columhus Dispatch.
The measure is a poor one, faulty il
of its features, and is not calcuhttnl 1
reform in the Civil Service. We
confidence in it whatever, and pre di
it will be found a failure before ith
on trial a year, that is if it should
law. Only the clerks at the lower?
subordinates in the service re
for, or designated as required to
answer certain specified qualification!
being amenable to certain penalties ill
of delinquency. Thisis simply trying
an evil by striking, not at its Cause M
effects. If this bill is the best a "em
Congress can do in the way of reform. '
afraid the country ha but littl 1
from the Democratic party whenitl
power, as it will, ifjit acts wisely
course of a few years.
mm
Virv.tiiinn Tnn 11. A neero i
lil...f Ton.. ul,,.l unit killed ft whlttS
at Midway Station, on the Vicksbui
Mpri.liun i"ii!r,..i.l laat lliL'ilt. " 1
the white man threw a bar of 'iw
ncffro for remonstrating with " 1
tempting to rob his house.
(Other accounts represent thij
slayer was a youth and aW
men tell no tales, and hi statefl
or may not be true.)
The leading organ of the Ohio
ocracy, the Cincinnati
nounces the uassacre of
bill unrlor i Iia fnllnwinir sizninc11"!
lines:
After Twentv Year of WndfjiH
wa.i wi, lint Wit" 1
of the Promi.ed Land. PemoerWJ
Themselves Barred Out by lord r
Thev Must Look for Their Be""1,
the i: vi. Pitiful Krnuses of tM
gem in the National Keformstorr,
Will Not Wash with the r,xco
Democracy.
The Ghrmngd Reviving
(jollimhllB Diannfrh.l
The Granim seem to be
cent. I anH armttiorn MissisSlPl'
taken a new life and through it
irlon ik.i ; fll v.kiL'i- its-'
everv nurt. nf t.lin Hinte in ft a101

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