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Xlvi. Jackson, Mississippi, Wednesday, January 24, 1883. No. 4. iL. The Manning-Chalmers Case. Judge Wharton, (Circuit Court iered its judgment in the Man- .alrners case, deciding that Gen. Us was entitled to the certificate ion from the Secretary of State; 1472 votes from Tate county have' been counted for him in- Lf Chambless; and that the dec ern the part of the Secretary of favor 01 Vol. Manning, was the facts as disclosed upon the the official statements from the pioners of Election of the sever- kttrs composing the becond Lon- nal District, and was void 1 stress was laid by the attorney Hrcretarv of State upon what 1 1- 1... f--. . ... ttoa demand upon, and retusal ; Secretary of State to count the Dunty votes for Chalmers, but the 1 Judge held that the law enjoined I a duty upon the counting officer, It personal demand to discharge a Iduty was necessary. As to the i to act, it was adjudged that the fc to count when requested by Gen. iters, and the submission to argu- the question as to whether the sheet" did not control the certifi r statement of the Commissioners, s suggestion of counsel for Col. ng, was sufficient to warrant the ition of this suit. Else the statute ; the remedy would be nugatory ; the petitioner was compelled to ntil final action was taken before ;ht to a mandamus was complete, Id result that the right would exist to be effectually destroyed. The mid not be interpreted so as to be structive. s Court repeated its former ruling e construction of the State election and held to the doctrine lying (foundation of our republican in- hons, that the popular will must be Ically carried out, and not defeated, he object of all laws was to ascer fairly and justly what the people Idetermined by their ballots. These except as to the time and place of nv elections, wero directory, and krror apparent on the face of state I s-i Tl i is by commissioners 01 Election nutted to the Secretary ot btate d be promptly corrected. If the xistence of any error in the written 1 1! x :..ii.-..ii. t t 1 1 mi 1 I m ; 1 1 1 1 1 t7 cm uu 11111 vi canvas of votes, should correct it and the proper evidence of such correc- , iia Hnerornrv of Ktiire. no rule 1 , , 1 i ii . . c 1 : snouiu siana in me way 01 ins full effect to it. Secretary of State asked for a trial ry of the issues of fact, and it was 1 it. . H-.A. t 1 1 - . . Al. h im t.iir ve.riiiri, oi 1 1 1 1 1 : u . nit: 1 . 1 1 1 the peremptory writ awarded 1. a require the Secretary of State to he certificate to Chalmers and de him elected. We learn that the tary of State will take the case to upreme Court. arguments of Col. Nugent for firs, nnn ot .iiinirt nruiuti 101 iTxaii (or Myers) were both characterized minn nnn n ti iirv 0 6 following citizens composed the tt. JValer, isyaorc trauss, oonu fr w itiim 1 iromrmi. Southerland, J. W. Kelly, W. B. WITT W r 1I.,,11 Jnnnh t L 1 H'.,.,l,i.w,. B indications are that there will be riff legislation the present session V. Butler, of Massachusetts on .... j r 1 1 females of 21 years of age, in &a h, niili.ii 11aJ rt I. Am it a ntV nf Ilium (i ro i n ft,vnr nt it- It become an established fact ; if not, affronts comon sense to assume 'Supreme Court ever intended 4 -vvwivu i v una s vuuv xwj - ground for denying the power and of Election Commissioner to statement. If under our statutes V v , m t 1 4V.rt 1 V. lllllllil 111 till !. ' ' I l.i. the people to have their votes tin., i n. i 1 1 ii i y ti -- ii tirriini i ii iaiiij iit tin t r arui y VVHfHVU J J i to absolutely annul them, our are wofully defective and our 'ystem a farce. The Supreme could not have intended to pro- such monstrous doctrine. on December 18th What a Georgia Boy Did. Meridian Mercury. The Atlanta Constitution tells of a Georgia boy just a little over 8 years old, who last year cultivated with a common goat three-quarters of an acre of land and made 233 pounds of lint cotton. News and Notes. Looks Like Business. Memphis Avalanche. About 2,000 laborers will be at work this month on the Memphis, Selma and Brunswick railway bet ween Holly Springs and Aberdeen. The grand jury of Pensaeola, Fht, km presented the Board of Health of that city and county for having been "grossly negli gent of their duties, in that they did not take proper sanitary precautions previous to the introduction of yellow-lever into Pen saeola ia 1881." Afraid to Touch Them. Denver Tribune. Neither silver nor lead arc in danger from hostile legislation. The Republican party in Congress, dare not touch them. Without the silver States it would have no hope at the next election. The Internal Eevenue Tax. Aberdeen Examiner. We4hink, that it is more than likely that Congress at its present session will repeal all Internal Revenue taxes but those upon whisky and manufactured tobacco, and reduce those items materi ally, while some progress will be made towards unloading the excessive bur dens incident to the protective tariff. Death of Mrs. W. A. Purdom. Lexington Bulletin. Mrs. Elizabeth P. Purdom, relict of the late Wilson A. Purdom, died at her home in Calvert, Texas, Tuesday night, the 9th inst. She was for many years a resident of Lexington, her many friends amonir the old citizens of this county and Jackson, where she subsequently resided, will be pained at the news of her demise. Polk's Lineage. The following is published in the Milan Exchange as showing the lineage of Uol. M. T. Folk: A latty resides here, who was a child in Bolivar with our abscond ine treasurer, and has known his family for many years, tone says his name was ornrinallv Marshall late, and not folk; that he was a poor relative ot rresiaent Polk, and that the president adopted him into his family for the purpose of educating and making a man ol him So it seems that he was not far wrong when he gave his name m lexas Tate." River Mews. fparl river is still blgli, but falling. The Oliver Clifton.Capt. Charley Kerr at the wheel, arrived late Saturday even ing from Carthage with fifty-five bales of cotton, nine turkeys, sixty dozen eggs and a lot of hides, tehe returned jester dav. The 0. R. Singleton, managed by that clever gentleman, Capt. 11. I. Brown came puthng in Monday trom idinburg with a fair load, consisting of 182 bales of cotton and a lot ot other treight She will return to-oay. Officers of the N. J. & C. Railroad Natchez Democrat. The following are the officers elected by the directory of the Natchez, Jack son & Columbus Railroad on luesday last, viz: President Will T. Martin. Secretary Jas. H. Fitzpatrick. Treasurer Geo. W. Kooutz. The superintendent, general freight and passenger agent, etc., are all appoin tive officers, and President Martin as sures us that there is such satisfaction with the present incumbents that no change is contemplated so far as they are concerned. A Congresman on A Bust. Memphis Appeal. Washington, Jan. 19. Congressmen behave themselves pretty well here as a rule, but let them get on a railroad train a few miles away, and they make things lively. A gentleman who just came in from Baltimore remarked that Gen. , a member from one of the Southern States, was on the train "drunk as a boiled owl." "He was lying down in the aisle in the front car," Be said, vellim?. We finally got him up and into a seat and managed to keep him moderately quiet until we got here. He told me a hundred times com- inir nloncr that he was going out of Oon cress with clean hands as pure as the i riven snow, lie sam lie coum lime made millions, but he wouldn t take it The Greenback. MEETING OF CONGRESSMEN TO PREPARE AN ADDRESS JO THE COUNTRY. Washington. Jan. 19. The Green back members of Congress held a con ference this evening. A committee con sisting of Rice, of Missouri; Brumm, of Pennsylvania; Jones, oi lexas, ana l,dd. of Maine, were appointed to pre pare an address and report to a future met ting. All agreea iiini me pruim and the organization of the party should be preserved, as all signs point to a finan cial panic in the near future, when the . . . a. .. 'II V. I - principles tnev advocate m uc uuuci Btood and appreciated by the people. This, and the nationality of their party, as compared with the sectional prcjuuices governing the old parties, will constitute the leading features of the address. Railway Rioistbb: President Acker- . .1 - a .1. I IL. ....ai. Viuf Van man denies me irnw """"" derbilt is purchasing stock in the Illinois Central with a design of obtaining control of that system of liaei. The rumor itself was improbable on its face. St. Lor is. Miss Zeralda Garrison, who fell into the hands ol lhc mashirs and was reported to be abducd, has been taken East by her uncle, O. L. Qarrtson, by advice of the family physicians, to be placed in an asylum fur treatment for nervous disease. A card signed by Drs. G. S. Walker and C. V. Stevens will be published in this atter- oon's Post-Dispatch, in which they stite thnt a full examination of her uieiital con- ition showed that theyjwng lady was de cient in the development of her mental faculties to such an extent as to make her irresponsible at times for her actions. Ir- egularitiei in natural functions, well known to the family physicians, easily account for this. With regard to her physical con dition, an examination warranted the con clusion that she was not subjected to any physical violation during the time of her disappearance. At St. Helena, Cal., J. O'Rourke shot and fatally wounded his wife. At Pittsfield Mass., Joseph Butler, mar ried and 27 years old, plead guilty to the charge of raping his niece, aged 11, and In tent to rape two others, aged seven and eight. He was sent to the State prison for life. At Trenton, N. J., Rev. John D. Miller, in opening the proceedings of the House, prayed that no member might be foroed to explain to an inquisitive constituency when he returned home how, having come to Trenton poor, he went back rich on a salary of $500 for the legislative session. Governor Ludlow, of New Jersey, wants the railroads of that State to pay $100,000 more taxes, and suggests legislation for that purpose. He says the taxes on private property and on the railroads are unequal. Col. Greenburg L. Fort, ex-Congressman, died in Lacon, Illinois, last week, after a short illness. The Lower House of the Missouri Legis lature contains forty attorneys and fourteen editors. Women stenographers of the highest elaiat "orr man. I and receive salaries of HOflO a year anH upwards, when employed in large establishments. In a corn-raising contest near Rome, Ga., five young men took part. The winner of the prize raised thirty-seven bushels and 8iven ounces on a half aorc. Maj. Campbell Wallace, one of the mem bers of the Georgia Railroad Commission, celebrated recently the seventy -seventh an niversary of his birth. He has an extended experience in railroad aflairs as Superin tendent and President, and is now a bank President at Atlanta, as well as Railroad Commissioner in all positions commanding respect and confidence. Contrary to reports, tracklaying on the Southern Pacific Railroad in Texas, is not yet completed. A gap of 3,600 feet remains to be closed. Construction is impeded by the unfriendly nature of the ground. Kitty Marsh, the Vermont girl who ran away with a mulatto, lias been found with him in a small village in New York State, and reluctantly consented to return home A meeting of colored men in North Caro lina has been held to inaugurate the first railroad enterprise ever started exclatively by men of that class. Several thousand dol lars were subscribed. The projected road is to run from Wilmington into the eastern counties of North Carolina. News comes of the death of Mrs. Emma Stillwell, the confessed Ohio murderess of so manyf her relatives. Up to the last the maintained the truth of her confession. The first cargo of corn in bulk shipped to Europe from Savannah, Ga., was loaded on the 17th. Congressman Hammond, of Georgia, while at home for the Christmas holidays, said to a friend - "I am hardly as sanguine of a Democratic victory in 1884 as most of my party colleagues are. You sec, while the Republicans lost a great many votes in the Fall electionc, we did not gain them. We carried New York by an overwhelming ma jority, not because we recruite our party, hut because something like I SO. 000. New York Republicans didn't vote." Fifteen matrimonial associations in Louis iana and Mississippi have been declared fraudulent by the Post Oflice Department. Bishop Joseph C. Talbot, of the Episco pal Diocese of Indiana, died at Indianapo lis, on the 1 th of paralysis, aged 05. At Shelbyville, Ind., a divorced couple, tired of going it alone have become man and wife again. Gen. W. C. Pendleton, chief of the artil lery army in Northern Virginia in the late war, is dead. Prof. Mitchell, before the Mississippi river committee, exprcssud the opinion that when the Mississippi improvement is com pleted, under the present plan, a channel 15 to 20 feet deep would be secured in places now the most shallow. At Lynchburg, Va., Gen. Odin G. Gay died at the Nor veil House on the 18th, in the 82d year of his age. At Palestine, Texas, Dr. Weat, aged 70, a prominent physician, was arrested and tak en for trial before the court at Tyler, chaiged with sending improper letters anonymously to Miss Sadie Cogswell, aged 30. Dr. and Mrs. Durham and Mrs. Shanks, of Thompson, (ia., ware poisoned by a colored girl 10 years old. The girt was bound to Dr. Durham, and in revenge for punishment pt poison in tha coffee at dinner. The Dr. is In a critical condition and the other two are net out of danger. Wu, Graham oiinniitted sniaido at Lar kinsville Ala, by blowing out his brains. Caused bj ruined fortune, brought about by paying aecurity debts. In the Arkansas Legislature, a number of b lis have been introduced regulating freight and passenger rates on railroads runainc through the State. The present rate is 5 cents per mile, which the bills roduce'fa 9 cents, and freight rates proportionately. Col. Paraniore, President of the Paramore narrow-gungc system, will, it is said, appear before the Legislature and advocate the proposed reduction. Girls in the Iowa Agricultural College are taught to cook. Oswego, N. Y., January 19. John Hiokey and his wife were arrested for inhumanly ti eating a girl named Osee F.verett, aged 19 years, who had been a domestic in their household for some years. Chicago, with sixty square miles of terri tory and 600,000 people has 444 policemen, about two hundred and fifty being avail ablo for night service. Hence Chicago is fast becoming the wickedest city in the country. ' THE ELECTION CA8ES. On Trial Before Judge Hill, of the United States District Court, at Oxford. Over the State. Kemper Herald : T. W. Brame Esq., of DeKalb, is soon to leave DeKalb for Scran- ton Miss., which place he will make his home in the future. At Austin, Tunica oounty, on Tuesday, 16th, a fire broke out in the general mer cants' store house of J. N. Nathan A Co. The building and contents were destroyed, as were also the dry goods house of J. M. Phillips and the saloon of J. C. Evans, part ly insured Delta Review : We want no landed aris tocracy in this county. At Mavenville, three prisoners, Jack The Tn-pictmkxts QrArnisn BStUTJM Defective in Several Important Pajitculaiu. Special to the Appeal. Oxford, Miss.. January 17. The eases of Ed. M. Watson, William M. Strickland, A. V. Drown, J. ft Boxley and Henry E. Williamson, all of Holly Springs, wore called for trial to-day in the Federal Court. These, gentlemen were Indicted for violating the Federal election laws in the recent Pounces tow id election in the Second District of this State. The attorneys for the defendants moved to qua-h the indictment on the ground of tnsufficiancy in the allega tions, vagueness, uncertainty, etc. Judge John W. 0. Watson opened the argument on the- part of defendant, and was followed by den. James li. Chal mers, the recently appointed assistant district-attorney. Mr. James H. Wat son replied in support of the motion, and was followed bv District-Attorney (i. 0. Chandler. .Indue Watson closed the argument in u speech ot great ability and power, which was raaarded by all present as the citort ot tnsjauy. juage HU1 sustained the motion quashing toe indictment, and deciding that it was de fective in a number of important partic ulars. The prosecution immediately gave notice tliat they would proceed against the defendants upon an informa tion founded on Judge Hill's construc tion of the law. The trial upon the in formation is set for the next term of the court. Carroll Watchman: There should be a law in every State requiring search ing investigation of every rnate orace ot trust at each session of the Legislature. No good reiiHon can be assigned in oppo sition to such investigations if the of fices arc properly conduetca no harm can bo done and the people will know that their servants are faithful and are not abusing the confidence reposed in them if improperly conducted, an in vestigation will expose tho irregulari ties, and faithless public servants, who have taken advantage of and abused the confidence of the people, will be held up to the public gaze and conaemnea as they should be. RI RV ME in thi: mormim;. Bnrv me in the luornine, mother; th ! let me have the light Of one bri.rht day on my grave, mother, Ere vou leave me aloue with night ; Alone id the night o( the grave mother Tis a thought of terrible fear! And you will be here alent mother, And stan will be shining here. So bury me in the mem, mother, Aud let me have the light Of one bright day on my grave mother, Ere 1 am alone with night. Yon tell of the Saviour's love, mothe I feel it in my heart ; But. oh t from this beautiful world, mother, 'lis hard tor the young to pan! Forever t part when here, mother, The soul is fain to stay. For the grave is deep and daek, mother, And heaven seems far away. Then bury nic in the morn, mother, And let me have the light Of one bright day on my crave, mother. Ere 1 urn alone with atgM. Never unclasp my hand, mother, 'till it fills away from thine Let me hold the pledge of my love, mother, Till I feel the love divine. The love divine oh ! look, mother, Above its beams I see. And there an angel's face, mother, Is smiling down on mc. So bury sac in the morn, mother, When sunbeams flood the sky For death is the gate ef lite, mother, And leads to light on high. "Friend and Foe," Manager W. H. Power takes pleasure in presenting to the Jackson public a true Irish Comedian, Mr. W. J. Scanlan, in a new Comedy Drama, entitled "Friend and Foe," by Bartley Campbell, Esq. Mr. Scanlan is one of the most talented Comedians upon the stage, and the only actor that elevates the Irish Character. Iu speaking of Mr. Scanlan, the N. Y. Irish Nation says : "If the Irish blood of America sternly repudi ated actors who presented carloatures of their race, and supported those who gavo faithful delineations of Irish life and char acter, much good would come to the eauso of Ireland and the education of publio opinion in favor of a much maligned people. A rare enjoyment is offered iu Friend and Foo and Mr. Scanlan, in whose perform ances Donnybrook brutalities have no place." MeneL Edmund Jones and Walker Thomp son, confined in the county jail at that place under the charge of murder, effected their escane bv filing an iron bar two inches thick and swinging from the window. The Chickasaw Messenger regrets the death of one of Chickasaw's oldest citi zens, Mr. Mumford Bean, at his residence near Buena Vista, on the 15th inst. llrandon Republican : Mrs. Susan Wil liams, widow ot Thilander Williams, deceas ed, died on Sunday last, in the 67th year of her age. Mr. Jon Holmes, au old resident of the county, died a few days since. The Republican says that a Swede, named Brady, living on the old Necly place, was tried at the last term of the Circuit Court, for unlawful cohabitation with a nefrro woman, and was convicted and fined. Last Thursday night, as we are informed by re liable authority, he was married to the negro woman by Adam Lewis, a negro preacher. The Republican thinks that Brady stands a fair chance to go the penitentiary, as the law does not permit such marriages. The Holly Springs Reporter regrets much to learn that Capt. Ed. Kuhl, of Wall Hill, Marshall eounty, intends removing his fami ly to Florida the first of next month. He is one of Marshall's best citizens. Winona Advance : We notice this week the departure from our midst, of C. O. Hoi- man, Esq. He goes into the far West, and intends hanging out his- shingle in the flourishing capital of Colorado. T. B. Mur rell made an assignment here to-day to W. T. Townsend. Capt. Sweatman and Mrs. Psrker were made preferred creditors. Macon Sun; Mr. Mat. Mahorner sold off of his plantation during the year 1882 one thousand dollars worth of stock. At an election for aldermen at Brooks ville, in Noxubee county, the whiskey issue was up and the whiskey men carried it by a vote of 35 to 28. The Copiah county Agricultural and Me chanical Association have elected for officers for the present year: Dr. R. W. Huey, President; J. D. Cranberry, 1st Vice-President; H.C. Conn, 2d Vice-President; H. II. Cook, Secretary; A. B. Guynes, assist ant Secretary ; T. J. Ramsey, Treasurer, and Dr D. W. Jones, E. A. Rownn, P. J. Young, B. C. Williamson ond II. Garth, a board ot directors. Dr. II. A. Moody, a former mcmbtr of the Mississippi Legislature from Panola county, has removed to Florida. The Star warmly endorses him. The Corinth Snb-Soiler says that Col. J. A IMair has been uppoiutcd postmaster at Tupelo. The property of the Mississippi Valley Improvement' Company, situated at Mc Comb City, end consisting of a hotel, briok store and a number of very comfortable dwelling houses, has been transferred to the Illinois Central railroad. Canton Citiaen: Mr. Wm. McK.ee, of Madiionvllle, left on Wednesday night for Hill county, Texas, whero he goes on a prospecting visit, thinking to leave Missis sippi for the Lone Star State. Of the fifty millions of persons in tho United States,thcre are less than thirteen million who can vote. 1 he exact nuni ber of males twenty-one years old and over by the last census report, 12,S20,811), ot whom li,:i43,(H.owcre;wlutoan(i 1,4, M4 colored. Of the whites 8,270,518 are of native birth, and 3,072,487 of foreign birth. The Horticultural Convention. Jackson, Jan. 18, 1883. EDITOH8 Cr.Anio.v: On the 25th, there will assemble in Jackson an imjMir- tiuit convention. I mean tho meeting of Horticulturists and fruit growers, from different portions of our Htate. Hy the citizens of Jackson and vicinity , it should be welcomed with open hearts. With a climate and soil unsurpassed for the growing of fruits and vegetables, i e at 11 iL we seem to be lagging tieninci an otner sections. The far famed strawberry raiser, oavut rvnignt oi wicnigan, Kays: "We (in Michigan) are fortunate if one acre of land returns to us $50, clear profit, the land being worth $80." In the vicinity of Jackson, where the straw berry grows to perfection, land can be bought at $5. per acre, and where the profits from each acre, will bring an annual return of $100., as proven by the McKays and other cultivators, near Madison Station. These men, the Mc Kays, have made a name in other States, by inaugurating a new industry, and they have made Madison Station the "loveliest village of the plain" and to them be the praise for striking out a new path. When the 25th arrives, let the citizens of Jackson feci that a body of intelligent men have assembled in their midst to encourage a new departure, which, if it succecda, will cause the country around Jackson and all of those locations near the railroads, to bloom again and blos nom as the rose. Agbicola. More Deaths from Eating Diseased Fork. Special to the St. Louis Republican 8an Astoxia, Tkx., Jan. 1 Jacob Schricvcr, a German of Fredericksburg, and his family of eight children, partook heartily of fresh p'.rk for dinner last Satur day and were taken violently ill Saturday sight. One ot the children died today, aud the others are in a dangerous condition. It is thought they cannot recover. The pork is supposed to have contained trichina;. A. and M. College. Agrkcltural College, I January lfi, 1883. Ge.v. H. D. Lee, President Ihnt Sir: In reply to your questions of this date my Record snows mat aw students nave matriculated during present session; 242 are now in attendance ; 34 have en tered since January 1st, 1883. Very respectfully, T. F. Watso. Sec'y. Inter-State Commerce. PROPOSED GENERAL INQUIRY INTO THE MANAQEMHM' OF RAILROADH. Washington, Jan. 15. The joint resolution offered bv Mr. Dunn, of Ar kansas, and referred to the Committee on Commerce, providing for an investi gation of the subject of railroad trans portation in all its r; i . i ions to the agri cultural, commercial and industrial in terests of the United States, directs tho Commissioner of Railroads to consider and investigate the subject and inquire generally into the conditions affecting sommeree with foreign Nations ana among the States ; character and extent of the discriminations made bv railroad corporations, anil the rates charged ly them, whether exhorbitant oi unequal, and the sufficiency for traffic throughout the country; to ascertain, as nearly as may be, n cost. ofthe construction and equipment of roads, amount of stocks issued in excess of the cont of construc tion and equipment, and the rate and amount of dividends declared and paid. The resolution also directs that the Commissioner shall have power to send for persons and papers, to administer oaths and examine witnesses and, in tho prosecution of his Inquiries, visit such portions of the country as he may deem advisable. Natchez, Jackson and Columbus R. B. Matchez Democrat, Kith. The annual meeting of the stockhold ers of the Natchez, Jackson & Columbus Railroad was held at the office of the company yesterday. The stock of Adams county, that of the city of Natchez and most of that owned by private individ uals, was represented, but there were no representative of the stock of Hinds county present, and the stock of that county was not voted. The election of directors of tho Com pany for the following year resulted as follows: W. T. Martin, T. Otis Baker, Ceo. M. Brown, R. F. Learned, J. N. Carpenter. Tiuis Botto, A. Rawlings, J. C. Schwartz, James Surgct, Oeorgo W. Koontz. R. L. Saunders. T. T. Hart, W. R. K. Kirby. After the directory had been chosen, this body assembled and proceeded to elect the officers of the company for tho ensuing year. The new directory, we are pleased to say, pave strong evidence of its confidence iu the old officers by re-electing them all to their respective position Another Assault on the Silver Dol lar. A bill to regulate the coinage of silver, introduced bv Mr. Fisher, of Pennsyl vania, to the House of Representatives, provides: " That from and after tho passage of this act, and until an interna tional agreement on a coinage ratio for the use of ailver in full legal-ten ! i coinage shall be made by tho lead 'x commercial natioiif, or until the equiv lencv of bullion value between the stan dard silver id gold coins of tho United States in the markets of the world shall be otherwise secured, the Sacrctary of the Treasury shall cause to be coined only such number of the standard silver dollars, authorized by the act of Feb. 28th, 1878, as may be required to supply the demand for actual circulation, in lieu of the minimum coinage provided by that act."