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The Clarion: Wednesday, March 21, 1883.
n tt f T A D I f) t to Deal With a Scheme to i mittcd" to rapitnuut cither saving banks
vHVIVit Fasten on the Tax-Payers the' ar"' tr,,sl 9imtmn that have wrecked
Losses by a Theiving Concern.
b int:ii cC bars walk
Oficial Jonrnal of the State of Missus. pp;
eevKN months,
fl .V)
1 00
Bmltrnt atth Pattocr at Jtukion at Stcoml-lTaM
V.n Jr.
It is a real pleasure we have in an
nouncing that the wutor in the over
flowed region is decidedly on the down
OOI T. It. Srcx-KMALE in strongly
reccmiueiided by the Summit Times and
Intelligencer, for State Senator from
the .'i2nd District.
Tiif: Messrs. Schawl, of the Bd wards
Item have published a "good-by card"
to the readers of the paper and adver
tised it material for sale.
Thi: appointment of .Mr. A. II. Hurt
as Statistical A gent of the Agricultural
bureau f,r Mississippi will secure the
services of a very efficient and compe
tent gentleman.
Mi:. Wii.i y Sandkrs is a candidate
for the Legislature in Attala county.
Tim Star says that lie is a raccewfa
farmer, an intelligent citizen and would
well represent the people.
Ot a law of the late Congress, tin
Post Office Department will soon asm
"postal notes" of , fog for t1(.
transmission of small sums by mail, and
good for thirty days.
TBI Crystal Springs Meteor says that
Mr. W. P. Hughes, of that vicinity WSJ
on hand with ripe strawberries on tin
15th of March. It is the early straw
berry that catches the money ill tin
Western markets.
Thb death of Dr. Thomas W. Jordan
of Louisiana, who left Madison county
Mississippi (where he was connected
with numerous respected and prominent
families) s short time before the war, I
announced, ge died In his 49th year.
Tin: Natchez Democrat has eloquent
ami touching tributes to thememorlei
of Dr. John C. faga and fr. J,
Shield-, both honored residents of thai
city, who have died within the pail lei
n. f. . vm.it is a candidate foi
Benator from the lm District. Wit'
uch Candida teas Messrs. Frederick and
Wolff to select from, the District can
not fall to select a good representative
in the State Senate.
'I m: Starkville liticen, in announcing
Hon.T. J. Wood as a candidate for re-elec
tion to the lower house of the Missis
sippi legislature, says what all his associ
ates in that body will endorse, that he
served his constituents faithfully and
cut. B, V. Josu, of Montgomery
county, having contributed no little in
times past to the elootios of friends, to
the Legislature, thinking no doubt that
turn about is fair play, is asking them
to reciprocate. Re has been a close ob
server of public events for mativ rears
1 It 1 '
aim wouni make a useful men
When the negro was made free his
peculiar guardians were a set of veri
table Pecksniffs, who mixed their philan
thropy with lurge ingredients of hypoc
risy and theivery. I'ndcr pretence of
ioiag him good, they played on his
credulity and fobbed him right .yid left.
They satisfied their own consciences by
pretending when they had gorged their
pockets at the expense of the credulous
darkey they had done him immense
service, benelited humanity generally;
and at the same time, hud made them
selves comfortable. So, there was per
fect BCOoH between their consciences
and their pocket. One was easy and the
other was full. Thus Pecksniff when be
had comforted the inner man, moraUead
in his grace after meat: "1 da not know
how it may be with others, but it is a
great Satisfaction t0 me to know when
regaling on my humble fare, that
I am putting in motion the most
beautiful machinery with wlrfch we
have any acquaintance. I really feel
at tiim s, aa if I was doing a put,,
lie service. When I have wound
so many depositors. The depositors of
mis company will receive Ozj per
cent, of their credits, a settlement that
would be gladly accepted by thousands
of the victims of - swindling and
mismanaged savings banks afl over
the country. This rate was partly
snored by the government paying a
very high price for the building lately
occupied by the defunct company. This
bill is BabtC ' paternal" than any" hereto
fore presented, and if passed into law
would be a most dangerous precedent.
There is no more reason for charging
the Treasury of the United States with
losses sustained through misplaced con
fidence in this case than in the manv
similar cases, continually reported by
iiic ucn sji.qx rs, or ui
ill over the countrv.
There is no proof and no averment
that the depositors of the Freedman's
The Statute in Eegard to Dealing in
Mai.f.e P. O., Simpson cointy, Miss., )
March 10th, 18S3. )
Editors Clarion: Please give the
meaning of the act passed at the last ses
sion of the Legislature designed to pro
hibit dealing in futures.
The statute referred to is so vague and
indefinite as in our opinion, to le inca
pable of enforcement. It is unlawful for
any person to "deal in contracts common
ly called 'futures" in this State," and a
penalty is imposed on any person con-
the newspapers, or broken savings banks' victed of buying or selling any future
I contracts, No man can deal in contracts
commonly called 'futures," and the
Savings and Trust Company are in actu- buying or selling future contracts is
al distress for food, clothing, or shelter, ! supposed to be the definition of the
nor that they are personally in Worse word ,,,., but exactly what the law-
r of tb
Tin: Tupelo journal announces four
candidates for the Legislature from Fee
COUnty, and among the number, Dr. J,
If. I loyle, whose able support id' the leg
illation for the protection of the public
health against yellow fever and other.
pestilential visitations, when a member
of the body, several years ago, will be
well remembered,
Mu. Thomas W. Camimw.u,, propri
etor of the Vlcksbnrg Commercial, an
nounces the suspension of that paper,
and that it is merged into the Herald of
!... .. w . l ; . i
" nope i ne arrangement
will be beneficial to all concerned. The
Herald deserves credit for the energy
and enterprise its columns have long dis
played as a news journal, to say nothing
of the Independence, sprightlinen and
ability of its editorial management.
Thk blsy notes of preparation far the
coming canvass arc heard on evcrv hand.
to n. n. F. Burkitt appears before the
people of I lay. Oktibbeha, Webster and
Choctaw counties ns a candidate for the
Senate. Mr. Wiley Nash, 0f ( tktibheha,
w already announced an a candidate lor
the lower House. Mr. J. A. Karksdalc,
the present Chancery Clerk of Yaoo'
declines a re-election, and in response to
calls in the Yazoo papers, also declines
to run for the Legislature. Numerous
candidates are announced in that coun
ty for all the home offices.
It is asserted that the new tariff law
wwumiwii ay the Senate, and that
myself up, if I may employ such a term,
said Mr. I'eekmiil, with exquisite tender
nana, and know that I am Going, I feel
that in the lesson afforded by the works
w ithin me (his digestive organs) I am a
Benefactor to my Kind."
And so moralized these Benefactors of
the liberated negroes when they were
devising schemes for transferring their
earnings to their 0WU coffers. Among
the most cunning instruments of plun
der was the Freedman's Saving Bank.
1 1 became a favorite depository of the
Freedmen. The parent bank flourished
at Washington, but in order that no op
portunity of plunder might escape them,
its authors established branch con. 'ems
in every Southern State, so that the re
ceipts aggregated millions in a short
time. These millions aflbrded an appe
tising feast for the harpies. Bui they
vanished like frost-work. The wonder
ful bank soon bursted. The piratical
vessel wenl. tn ul.i. ...I- ... .1 .1.1
, . r'"" - " oown wiui declares that
' 0110 me tatnOIUICSS depths, went l,e
The minority sympathise with all the
victims of betrayed trusts and dishonest
practices, but cannot find any warrant in
law or justice for this bill." Whenever
by Hood, fire, or hurricane citizens of
our country are plunged into want and
distress that demands such immediate
relief SS can only be given by the gener
al government, the minority are entire
ly willing that necessary aid should be
granted, but they cannot commit tin
United States to the policy of guaran
teeing ignorant investors" against the
results of their business Incapacity or
the incapacity or dishonesty of their
The well-used "overflowing-treasury"
argument proves nothing in
the bill.
II. D. Money,
Albert s. Willis
I I MKNT Down,
J. '. ( 'MOMENTS.
Suits by one State Against Another
little alls 01 the deluded blacks who had
1 usted the knaves. The only thing the
people, through their common agency,
the gover est, had to do with the
Hank, was to pass an act incorporating
ii on the petition of its founders. The
most brazen part of the whole scanda
lous history remains to be told. Itisthe
persistent clamor that the losses by the
concern should be made good out of the
public treasury. There Is not the shade
of a shadow of justice in the demand.
By no sort of strained logic could the re
sponsibility of the loss be fast, , on
the taxpayers of the country. Besides
thousands Of the original depositors are
dea l; and other thousands would never
be found; but bogus claimants and claim
agents would Hoc,,- like blackbirds to
gather 1111 the nelf. Tin. i-.. ,vi.i 1 ...
another feast, for the vultures. ',oi nJtood that the
tanuwM wonU 1,., ,1 I lectins' agents
i". ' "-" I'n smiciers as us
The decision of the Supreme Court
of the United States published in our
last paper, is too important to be pass
ed over without observation. If defi
nitely settles an important issue. Suits
were brought by the States of New
Hampshire and New York against the
State of Louisiana to enforce the pay
ment of some alleged debts. The Court
es that the power of the Foiled
States does not extend to suits commen
ced and prosecuted, as those were in fact,
by individuals against one of the states
of the Union, Under the constitution
of the United States, a State cannot he
sued by a citizen, and in these eases the
citizens assigned their claims to their n.-
: s oee 1 1 e r in 0111 t 11. t . i-. ......
instituted by the Attorney
name ot the States, to
maker had in view it would puzzle any
one clearly to understand. To give any
effect to the statute the courts and juries
of the country must find out what ( lass
of contracts are commonly called "future-."
Gambling in contracts for the
future delivery of COttOtt, grain or other
produce, stocks or bonds, by putting up
margins with no earthly expectation of
actual sale or delivery, was, perhaps,
meant; but many contracts for the pur
chase or sale of cotton or grain for fu
ture delivery are made in perfect good
faith, and the Legislature certainly did
not intent! to prohibit them. We do not
port of guppi ..(. it possible that the courts would
look away from the law, and institute an
inquiry into what contracts are common
ly called "futures" in order to deter
mine the meaning of the statute.
What would be the limit for such in
quiry? Where and how would it begin
and where terminate?
The statute is highly penal, and while
critical rules should, perhaps, not be too
strictly applied to the loose and inaccu
rate phraseology employed, we do not
see how any one could be indicted or its
violation. The jury must first find
whether the contract charged is em
braced in the class denounced before a
party indicted could be convicted, and
thus the meaning of a statute must de
pend on the verdict of a jury on an issue
of fact made up for that purpose. We
would suggest an amendment to the
law, defining precisely its real intent and
dings were
leneral. In
compel the
Stale of Louisiana to fulfill her obliga
tion. The Supreme Court held that the
suits are, in effect, not the suits of the
(States of New Hampshire and New
Vork, but the suits of individual citi
zens of those States against 1 ther
I State; that the States of New Hamp
shire and New York are merely endeav
oring to act as collecting agents for
their citizens. Hereafter it
0 much by way of preface to the fob
lowinir minority n oon inhmtH :.. .1.
" "i - ktvi in 1 ue
losing hours of the late Congress, which
we most heartily endorse:
Mr. Money, from the Committee on
tMUCation and Labor, submitted th !
following as the views of the minority:
I lie minority ot the Commute. edu
cation and Labor diasentina from ,1..,
Slates cannot act as col
and when their citizens
in enternrises for their own
profit, they must take the risks of deal
ing In doubtful securities. There is but
one Unirt in which to reach a sovcrei
estate, and that is the court of b
an appeal to the ultimo ratio rtrum
the appointing
tnd with a nro-
An Important Case.
d' the
bill as
There is nothing in the report
majority, nor m the tacts of the ease
which justifies the appropriation of
$968,000 to make good an v unluckv in
vesiu.enls of any eitisens. It is not pre
tended that the government a legally
rC8l "hie for losses sustained by de
positors 111 tho Freedman's Savinnl ..,,,1
trust Company, but the moral responsi
Wllty ot the government is asserted f,,r
reasons stated by Commissioner Knox in
his last annual report, and adopted K
the majority of the committee. Th'e
pmmtoioner asserts a "yjwti reaponsi
Mlity, the majority moral and equita
ble responsibility. The Commissioner
and the majority say :
In reeominendinr the nus. r iLia
.. I 1.11 w
hill as a proper and just measure. 1 best
to repeat what 1 have already said in
mi iasi icpori on this sub ect-
t he government bas assumed a quasi
moral responsibility to the beneficiaries
Oi this trust, m the first place bv the in
corporation of the company without
proper sale guards, and subsequently bv
Permitting its own agents, ihcoilieers of
the late Bureau for Refugees, Freed men,
and Abandoned Lands, iu.t as the
agentkol the company, thus leadinc the
inexperienced and ignorant freedmen
to regard it In the light of a government
institution, ami as such to commit their
earnings to its keeping.
"I'ndcr such circumstances, with an
overflowing Treasury, it would be little
as the Constitution of the Vnited s,nt... ' ...mnmria , ETC . "Vl"
i.a.m. . - ..t'..n Vt. ",:r i" .""em in mu
"""Ul,lut "ins lor raising rev-! V, , ' r,,"tors of the Freeilman
An important and far-reaehin?r ease
report of majority, ae panying bill growing out of a small affair, has been
i62vpectflly submit the fol- argued at tlie present term of the Unit-
. . . 1 1 a 1. ... .1
i kiihi uuiuuriiv, ine
constitutionalitv. Thei
... . 1. ..11 . . i 1 vii n L- 1 i..il ... .1 . i" 11 .
iue suaii originate intlie House of v,. ,? allowing them to
eentativeV'il is proposd to wbmit thev had , L, r,s-'u,,ty ",c!u,s which
11 . . r ma l,l II II ' 1 (lo MtMtl'l 111 till nut ini .m
RUiStd, as they believed, for their bene
t aml some of whose branches were con
tiolled by ofheers of the government."
Hiis statement is misleading. The
p-vernment never directed or authorised
piestion of its
is a bare Die-
text for the eJidtn that it originated in
the House, but it is purely technical.
The Senate has the power to propose, or
concur with amendments, but in this
case, nothing of the original bill was re
tained by the Senate except the title.
it. ,.(H . .
.. ersur agents to act gcnU of
1 eomoa it: iiih f ; 1...
'rmitted" that' they were not forbid- j Northeastern say that the road will hv
ed .-states Supreme Court. The question
at issue is whether in the charters of
the companies, which by consolidation
have become the Chicago, Burlington
and Qulncy, the State of Illinois enter
ed into a contract which deprived the
Dtaie tor all time of the right
and enforce laws nreseribimr ,.....-.. ,..1.1.,
I . V w 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
maximum rates for transportation of
passengers and freight. It grew out of
the following facts: In 1873 Near Bug
gies, a conductor on the Chicago, Bur
lington, and Quincy railroad, demanded
!0 cents fare from Morgan A. Lewii, a
passenger going from Buda to Neponset,
a distance of six miles. Lewis offered
to pay 18 cents, which was the rate of 3
cents per mile prescribed by a statute
then supposed to he be in force. TW
glea refused to receive lesss than 20 cents
and tried successfully to put Lewis off
the train by physical force. Rugglrt
was prosecuted for assault upon Lewis
ami was nneu $10. Kuggles, or rather
the railroad company, took an appeal,
and the ease has been traveling for ten
years from court to court and has finally
leached the Supreme Court, of the Unit
ed States.
A CONTEMPORARY discusses the ques
tion of selecting judges by telling what
Gov. Lowry has done and will do in the
discharge of the solemn responsibility
vested in the executive of choosing the
members of a co-ordinate department of
the government. We arc uot consider
ing the question from that stand-point
at all; but from a deeper, a broader and
a higher one. We never said a word
to create a doubt as to our belief that
both our present excellent Chief Magis
trate and his WOTthV nredeees-ior O-nvS
under- Stone, had exercise
power conscientiously
f.....l J .1.- u- , ..
ivuuu icgniu 101 uie wenare oi tnc com
monwealth. With like mindfulness of
the obligations of the trust, we have no
doubt, if the Constitution had so re
in quired, they would have exercised their
OUor, or best judgment 111 aiuiointiinr members of
(the Legislature, Sheriffs, Chancery
and Circuit Clerks, members of tl.
Hoards of Supervisors. Justices of the
Peace, and all the other State and coun
ty officers. We have no doubt but such
Presidents as Washington, dackson,
Polk, and Tierce, would have made manv
better appointments for Governors of
States, than have been elected by the
people, if the plan to vest such appoint
ments' in the President, had been adopted
A Nice Prog pme.
We have noticed a statement tele
graphed recently from Washington to
the New Orleans Times-Democrat, that
prominent Liemocrats in that city from
Mississippi, were so much infatuated
with John Lynch, presentfbut soon will
be ' late representative of the River
District, that the v had decided to "fix
up" a district for his special benefit, that
ttie State mav not have the misfortune
to be deprived of his services in Con
gress hereafter. The report is so pre
posterous that it does not really require
comment. Ihe people themselves in
the last election, had occasion to Tlecide
whether they wanted Mr. Lynch to rep
resent them in Congress and they de
clared w ith very decided emphasis that
ttiav did not; and what the people de
cide, politicians should not undertake to
over-rule. Jackson Clarion
This preposterous statement originated
with the New York Times instead of the
Times-Democrat, and after the most 'dil
igent search we failed to find a single
T . 1IT1! , -r- V
I'cuiocrai in uasnington irom jviississii
pi or any other State who had ever
heard of such a suggestion before he
saw it in print, or who had the slightest
sympathy with the views ot the writer
We had no difficultv, thouerh, in lindina
a number of Mississippi Republicans
who naturally favored the idea, and who
doubtless suggested it to the reporter.
In our search, however, we made a
startling and curious discovery, and that
was that a proposition bad been submit
ted to the Administration to the effect
that if it would contrive a plan for sufv
plying the sinews of war in the Missis
sippi election this fall, a Legislature
would be chosen that would so re-dis-triet
the State as to enable the opponents
of the Democratic party to carry every
District but one, and the one excejted
District, was to he reserved for a Demo
crat who was named in the programme.
This plan was gotten up and submitted
by certain so-called "Independents,"
who guaranteed its success if liberally
supplied with money for the canvass.
Aberdeen Examiner.
With due deference to our friend pf
the Examiner, we reply that we are not
mistaken in attributing the report to a
correspondent of the N. O. Times-Democrat.
We are not favored with the op
portunity to read the New York Times,
and don't know what it may have re
ported; but we do know what appeared
in the columns of our enterprising New
Orleans contemporary. The dispatch
announcing the "nice programme" of
uemocrattc leaders" for the benefit of
T 1 1 . .
uyncn, is dated February 13th,
nareiy possible if the E
At St. Lsmia VT:
lGth 1883, Wiley P h. 4
.. IS.J
deceased was born on .1,. .It-
Lilt" Jtl-J, .
or-x- icno ; t.i wM
he" had nved ::r , 'ppi.
Seel- .
1 'J I I' KV U'A , I
: ""u ueyond a.
p """-wu, anu was
Id K
of his childhood. Hi8
a 1-. .
i-. VI IT Ma.
1 hrough
it, it u
rriman Howard, In
une other well-known
glit have furnished
as'ta the origin of
and it 1
amiuer had ex
the Corre-iionilent nf tl..
Democrat instead of Inquiring
a circumlocution office he migl
learned more Failing to extra,
he Qono-lif 4.1. -
- -o" "ui me correspon
possiwe that M(
ders, ( lessor, or s
eigemen of Lynch might have furnished
nun a cue, at least
the statement.
We agree with the Examiner that the
'proposition" it did discover, is "prepc
terous." It is the crazy invention of an
;"urd trickster, but does no
implicate "leading Democrat
1.. 1 t
Py, independents, radical
and the wild scheme., rif
venturers to destro'
party do not astoni
may preposterously
.1 ,
memseives is
I einoerats'
eoloivliner ac
Office as the 1
-t, 1
and whatnot;
desperate ad-
the Democratic
'I' ns- What they
contrive to save
one tiling; what "leading
may contrive to keep a
prominent as Lynch in
presentative of AH
l"ms. is (.line another tl
c uemocraev
eVe V liroieel- ,-. ..
I -Jl " " w uuucp
oaganisation. In r,.f,. ..,.,.
to the "independent" proposition, we
"...IK we are justilh-d ; siv
wie Administration h
in the treasury vaults
'lug. However
u. is wen enough to warn ;h
111 advance of
mine their"
in framing the Constitution, but Wh
for that reason would be willinL' to bar-
to pass ter away the right of )he . tbem
selves to appoint their own servants?
e are contending for a .fundamental
principle, essential to free government
not a mere temporary expedient that
may serve us to-day and fail us to-mor
.. .... T ... 1.. .11 .. . ..
ivn. u mar ur ail Well Willie a Stone
or a Lowry grasps tile Executive helm-
but suppose it should fall into the hands
of another Ames. What then? Let
those who have had experience of Abel
Alderson, Cunningham, rt id omnc, etc..
THI Utiea Observer says that Col. E.
D. Frost, the new Superintendent, of thn
N. and. I. Road, is making many friends S sissippi Woman.
l.y in
The honor is claimed for Mrs. Lillie
Devereaux Wake, that by her eflorts the
hill was passed m New York State iv
ing women the right of school suffrage.
She was the person who began the move
ment to open the advantages of Colum
bia College to the enjoyment of women
It will be remembered that the move
ment to secure to married women their
property rights in Mississippi,,, 'Jginated
with a woman. Mrs. Hadley, in 1638; and
to the arguments and anneals of ., -m;,
Mrs. K. A. Pevion
S Couitesv and nromnt atfe. ... : is due the inter..., ..:. .1. 1... 1
the public wants, and hopes that he mav Pnd this State to secure for the
long be General Superintendent of the ' lall;i'u,rs of the State equal educatioaal
"Little ,T," f,,r his success in makim? it I advantages with her sons
a first-class road. w t :
it ivoach, of the Yazoo Citv
Herald, has bien nominated for Mayor
of that eitv on ,he Democratic Sfiel
1 MU renin i n.lj.r . .1 . I. . . .. llML.
. l"e ot is as follow
Thk officials of the New Orlean
s ami
t Rt as agents of the company, trains running through bv the 1st of i AMTr and Thx Collector, GeorteH
Uun those officers and agents were ''pe I September. ' f Kiekcmeyer; Marshal. N. '. TS !
' Treasurer, Kobert S. Wheeled '
is'nt enough money
t enable the nn-
DOIIetlld r.t .1 t
1 " nomocracy to ear
mieui m oiissisaippi, II
women, they will be f
treason, stratagem, s
ever shape they may.
last conaueror tKo. u.- , r?ac"l
u.. .. j , . . . " U,B Gloved ,
11. HI UUL IT A .
minds for t.b ,.n- Y "We
robbed them of a chei"1.
blighted the hopes thev Z
reared that hia lif , .
oum be l,
nrosr;prrmi T u.j i '"Of
- iVliau oeenaW."
since he left the parental roofL
taken nn liia nUa. 9
he had securer! mm,. "
a successful business,
,6 urw noMon
flence and friendship 0f th. '
which he moved, when the ki.
t.ons 01 his nrave heart wero 1..
i wiu uieamiess sleep that
waning, vv lien we recall tl.
hislife,the bright promises th-
remember that he has been ta
we realize that the world is poorer Z
loss, there was mom ;.. i.:. i .
uciuaienieai, to ins familv II
"ll " io ins countrv a cofi
v HI .
10 society an ornament, He had
011 f. in flia I.., .. li
" ""a to act hi.
nnrf n K ,1.... o l
t ... wc uiitma or ine. nnri
sohere of or ied',..,! . .
-I .. ,-...v.v,v.i.i u v nn.l l
c.iueavor wnicn he had prescribed
nimseit, and would h.iv,..a l-
v....... , , . ttucu
--..uueuau stamped his eharaet.r
attrumtes that achieve succea.
gentleness and native rti!,, .1..,
, . , 6""Jl "mi
ii leiuis ana commanded ru u. .
gnieu witn a bright mind, and tn
guts were joined habits of industry,.
. in in in.
We can readily understand the disp
ation in the coming of death to cW
the volume of a long life well nPnt
" ...... o, uu.
ItC III Will!. ril' IIJIH I'tr JIM PVamnaaf
v til in. Mii iiriirni inn no il.
. , ij ucaiu a ft
wiuiu iTuiuiwg, mat mo nearts ot tbe
VOlinn- u'oll no ..1,1. r ii.
' ' J "H uiul
and the brave, as well as the feeble
Like lieiineil drnma are beating
Kunerul marchea to the grave
II 1 I I . T .1.1.. ... -. . .... I . . I 1 . . 1.1
....... "luugui uaeit to ne eoinmitted
to the dust where he was born. A large
uiiinncr m a -nmit . c. ..... .....i
: ...j. ii.i.ir.iii iiiunua iiiLeiiu-
n.l ll.n P-,.l,..t ..: t . .
..... v, ........ n UUV1 p
the last sad rit.-s to his memory, and to
llut-l.n f, llir. .mu.!.: : - - 1-
.. .v... n. mi, vuuuiuuj;, impiessive anu
instructive discourse of Rev. Dr. Hun
ter, l ie has been laid tenderly away in
t ie narrow house reserved lor all living,
but upon the darkness of the grave the
day-light of a joyous Resurrection will
v six dis
cing been foTe
'"canned asrainst
Some in what-
An Important Decision Affecting
n tti rants.
" ' "I'reme i. ourt delivered an im
portant decision o Monday last in the
of the State vs. Dan. X. Brown
Treasurer of Hinds county, in which i
0 IM Ml
lauir of' of the legis
-- ...vu,aie wiui respect to the
n a.ntainanee of the public'se oo has
satisfied in tVoit u- .."""' nas
V the AdHo7 Public-Arunut
pursuance of law to the severa eoSit'i, s
appropriable to tie y,cT f
warrants issued in the vn ; V ,
'listribution ade Tl ' Wh,h
1 1 i t i-i I... i , '".mi. uu, m,,npV
an ie t" i".lan.Uary- m i to be
' ., . r : ror the year 1883.
thief Justice Campbell delivered the
opinion of the Court.
Owhohas earefully examined the
lanfllaw has discovered that it i-
"mi "f reduces, thc in
auty on hundreds f artieles of
"..uie.l lion, Willi: I nr. .
- "iieiiueil
o , etc. That ,s the stone the monopo
the bread for which they asked.
a ..
- i , 1 1 passed tho ai-
-png the name of Doraey
connty to DeSoto county. It S
one of the star-route thieves, during the
reconstruction era.
A Declaration of Intention DoeiMt
Entitle a Foreign Born Resident ef
the U. 8. to Protection Abroad.
There may be other foreign born resi
dents of Mississippi, in the category of
.Mr. Welsch, and to whom the informa
tion contained in the following letter
from the Department of State at Wash
ington, may be useful:
Department of Statu, V
Washington, March 10, 1883.
Hon. E. Barkfidnle, Jackson, Mississippi
Sir: I have the honor to acknowl
edge the receipt of your letter of tie
2d inst. It states that Moses Welsch,
a resident of your State, but a native of
Algiers, and who has filed his declara
tion to become a citizen of the Unitei
States, desires to return to his native
country, ahd you ask whether upon a
certilied copy of such declaration, the
authorities of this government in Al
giers, would be at liberty to extend to
i. tieiscu tne protection due to
American citizen, aa against the de
mands of the Algerian government.
A declaration of intention to become
a citizen of the United Sates has not
the effect of naturalization, and conse
quently Mr. Welsch, would not, under
the circumstances as stated by me, b
entitled in Algiers to claim the protec
tion of this government. I have the-
honor to bo, sir,
Your Obedient Servant,
s Fred. T. Frkunghuyskk.
Aberdeen Examiner: Our enter
prising State Land Commissioner, Mr-
do hn Smylie, is working energetically
in the general land office in Washington,
without any clerical assistance whatever,
endeavoring to trace up the lands to
which Mississippi is entitled, but he
finds itan up hill business, as the officials-
in the Interior Department seem more-
inclined to throw obstacles in his way
than to assist him.

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