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The Clarion: Wednesday, June 13, iSi j.
1 1 The Clarion. O&eUl Journal of the Bute of Miiiuiippi. ONE YEAR. SI M SEVEN MONTH-, 1 M District Convention. Tlicre U-ing no 1 1.1.. i.tn KUtvtlrc C08.ailt&M Ui tin- Klata JmlU ial itriet. w II n., . i-lk-n1 brn-l.v .inns' upon Wednwda? llic I Ma lay oi An- vi .-i a.- Uic tout mul JaJuuu a Uw i Im.1.1- iag a 'Vinvrntioti of thr lieninrratlr l'U'i "' lfilri.t for lift DVnvM ul Sari' inning a tn4l.lut. i- THtlnm a i ., n. . Thr baata ( rnratat1nri I.. ! lh' ' an Iopt.il tit thf Th mcK'ratlc taste onvtationii The lHmirailr ooaTtotlocii i tin-dJSVraat . n u 1 1 - I . of the MaMst pfeaM load IrfegnSi in i.i- iHi'y. 'I conn, limn Iai K .ni. Hiptali ',,. K mi m:i i n. Oiin'n I't'ui. y.. l oin. yin Co HOB' I I'liU HI. I., Chia'n Peai. Ex. Com Madiaon -. BBO, W II A hit i:. an 11 Deia. Kx. Com. Ulada i ... WAII th- rr .if ilii- bwtrtH lll plniM- fnjiy, F r is the most contemptible style if journalism that combats an argument by assailing with new iuuendo tb mo Uvea f its author. To the Mississippi Press. All editors who expect to attend the meeting of the Mississippi Press Asso ciation at Columbus on the tth of next month, should notifj the Secretary, Mr. It. K. .Iayne,at .Jackson, at once, in or derthat transportation may be secured, lie lias gettffally followed the plan ol issuing certificates onlj on application, as to forward before would oci'usiyti much uftncCi ssary correspondence. In another column wo have published the card of Maj. H. 8. Koote declaring thaili. -cannot si r (' another term in the office of District Attorney, We echo the universal voice of tin Distrid in Miring that he has discharged the important duties of the office fearlessly, conscien tiously and ably, and that he will carry with him into his retirement the pro fuundest respect of the people he has served so well. The following named applicants passed satisfactory examination before the Hoard of Medical ('elisors 1 r's. Robt. Kells and J. Vr. Bennett Monday last, 1Kb, inst., and were granted license to practice medicine; J. F). Walker, Ilarria ville, Simpson county; lr. M. W. Boyd, Jackson; John P. Casey, Kuhnvillo, Amite county; Dr. Oeo. Brumfleld, Columbia, Marion county; Dr. C. fl hatching, Terry; Dr. J. V. Catching, Edwards and Dr. W. 0. I-owis, Oenter ville, Araito county. The Supreme Court refused to grant a rehearing in the Chalmers-Myers case, but before adjourning, it made a signifi cant order as to the costs of the suit which clearly shows it views as to the rightfulness of the action of the Secre tary of State in counting the vote of Tate for "J. R, Cliainbliss," name that was never put in the ballot-box, nor neverjeounted out of it, instead, of J, R. Chalmers. Though Chalmers suit was dismissed on the ground that the Certifi cate oi election had been issued to Man uiog by the Governor on the statement of the Secretary, and was irrevocable, and that the Court "would not do H vain thing," it taxed the Secretary of Slate with the COStS which accrued previous tO the issuance of the eeriifieate, tlm- Indicating its opinion as to the merits oi the Tate county business. Tub Clauion came out t!iU week without fiercely attacking the railroad development of the state. Oood. Vicksburg Herald. We submit that this i neither lair nor courteous journalism, It would make but little difl'erenee if all the read ers of the Herald were also readers of The Clarion. They could then judge the assertion of the former by what we have really said. As for ' Railroad du velopment," we have labored for it in cessuitlfi Nor have we attacked Hail road mangement "fiercely" or even mildly. As friends of the ltailroad in terests and the public, desirous to ee justice done to both, and with no feeling except the heartiest good will to both, we have advocated such legislation as will bring'theeorporations and the tro pic to a proper understanding of their relation to each other. It is the height of folly to say that legislation i un friendly which ncconipli.-hes this end. and insures the public against extortion, discrimination and favoritism in the management of corporations which though created to make money for the investors, are also created to serve the public. We have the experience of twenty-four States, embracing those In which Railroads have been ihe most prosperous under supervixory legislation, and it is worse" than nonsense to assume that it is a dangefOOl innovation to fol low their example when they have been prolific ol beneficial reauRs to the mmi jdc and to the corporations themselveo, in our next paper, we will publish an Article on the uses and benefits of M ftajj, road Commission for whioh wo will in advance bespeak the attention of ihe Herald, Fusion, or Not? The Iowa Democrats. Th. qolstkm subndtted by the I W I Tl,e Iowa in tl' te (W cratic fount Executive Committee u uU"n "a the ith- nminated L. O. whether an arrangement, having for Knne for Governor ami adopted a plat its object in the pending election, forn' tht dt-rlarefl in favor of civilr fusion wtih the colored voters, ir- viw' rt'f,,rm' denounces the late Rej.uh- ' i 1! t C a, I . of Ik bolitii"U vriraiiaa- ' "vtn-, ro tor a untl lor revenue onlv. respective of ike political wrgaaisa tiou to which they may belong or tlicir crw d.ahould be considered with calmness and deliberation. Viewed in any light it present etSMeqaeitces of the gravest kind. As a proposition tO Democrats to discard, or at least hold in abeyance their politlrnl faith in K far as the sup port of avowed Republicans goe-, it uiHjuestlonablv involvea, a considerable sacrifice. Whether it can be counter balanced by compensating results, i- for the People, who have no motive to attain but tho public good, to decide. To be gin, it should he ascertained whether fusion will fu-e. oi not. Will colored voters In sufficient number to accomplish the objeeU designed enlist in the move ment ? It was tried two years ago wit h out the sin-cess that was anticipated. The Democrats acting in gdou faith. stood by the fusion and elected the whole ticket, it is not claimed by the advocates of pre-ent fusion that it was -upported by I he colored people to much extent, hut in answer to this, it is said that the arrangements were defective: that the programme was gotten up hasti ly, and the colored people, beyond tin lew who were individually interested, took no part in nominating the men who were intended to cprcspnt their lace on the ticket, and that therefore they looked upon it with suspicion and rejected il at the polls. They had no gtoUltd for dis trust, because the Democrats wereaet- Ingingood faith, as their conduct has shown, and as they have always done in their dealings with the colored people, not only in the minor matter of dividing the offices, but in the grave matter of legislation, as the, statute hooks since they have controlled the State govern ment abundautly attests. It would seem that they who could distrust such in dubitable evidences of good faith as have been shown by the Mississippi Democracy to the colored people, during all these years of their administration would not believe though one were to rise from the dead. Nevertheless a feel ing of distrust and aversion was dis played in the refusal of the colored peo ple to go iuto the movement. If fusion is to be again tried, exper ience will have pointed out the way to avoid the difficulties of the past. It will be no hastily gotten Up affair this time. Ample opportunity will be af forded the colored people to decide the course they prefer to pursue. They will indicate opposition by so declaring in such manner as they may choose, or by standing aloof. They will manifest their willingness to go into the move ment by holding public meetings of their own race and expressing them selves freely and fullv. If the colored people in sufficiently authoritative num bers shall have declared for fusion be fore tin assembling of the Democracy, it will then be for the Convention to de cide wiiat action shall be taken. I the Colored voters shall have declared against it, either In the negative form of non action, or by positive expression, why. ol course, there can be no room f di id settle Bounces favors what is denominated as a "well regulated license law," and asserts the right and daty of the State to regulate the charge for carrying freight and passengers on railways within the State. The Civil Service Coin mission gives notice that competitive examinations for admission to the public service will be held between the 19th of June and the od of July, at the following places: Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit Indianapolis, Kansas city. Louisville, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Pittsburg Port Huron, St. Louisand San Francisco, Any person wishing to be examined at either of said places for service in arty department in Washington should scud a written request to the Civil Service Commission at that place for proper application blank, which will be supplied. What Memphis finis hed ir opinion. The question w ill be Il w ill then be, "To votir tents, () l-rac David.' N see to thine own house' eandi-comes Sound to the Core. Kemper Herald: Maj. Evans, date for floater from this District out squarely in favor of railroad super vision, and an elective judiciary. That is to say be does not think railroads should he allowed to discriminate, and is of the opinion that legislation will cure this evil, at the same time he thinks the road should be treated with fairness and justice; he is in favor of electing the Judges either hy the people or the legis lature. Maj. Evans is a man of fine judgment, and we think will likely be elected without opposition, Hon. H. 8. Van Eaton. The New York Herald of the 4th pub lishes the result of its investigations last November to ascertain the opinions of the Representatives elect to the 48th Congress, in regard to the speakership and questions prominently before the public. A letter from Hon. H. S. Van Baton of the fith District, is the only expression from the Mississippi delega tion. We have published it in another column. On the subject of the odious internal revenue system, which is a hate ful relic of the war. and contrary to tin spirit of our institutions and the tradi nous oi me count rv, ne leaves no Railroad News. is commonly known as the and New Orleans Road, when will be kllOWn as the Louisville New Orleans and Texas Railroad. Grad ing between Memphis andClarkadale, o ahoma county, has been about completed. A shipment of steel rails will arrive this week, and track-laying will he com menced July I. The officers of the com pany say that by the first of October daily trains will he running from Mem phis to Clarksdale, and that by January connection! will have been made be tween Memphis and Port Cihson, and soon thereafter then entire through con nection will be made. A "Family" Question. The Civil Service Commission, at a meeting in Washington, has considered Various questions arising rupder the new rules. Among them was the questien, whether the words "one family" in that clause of the act which provides that when two persona of one family arc employed in the civil service of the Government no other members of that family shall be eligible to appointment means only the parents and their child ren, or whether it extends to nephews and nieces, brothers and sisters, grand children, cousins and relations by mar riage, of persons holding places in the civil service. It was finally decided to ask an opinion from the Attorney Can era I. OCR well-meaning friend of the Vicksburs- Herald, realizing that eternal vigilance is tbe price of liberty, puts the question categorically, and "dont want any bigod nonsense about it." "Will the editor of The Clabion support Mr. Sam. Randall in the Democratic cau cus? Che editor f Tbb (T.auiox" dont expect to have a vote in the Dem ocratic caucus, but he imagines that th. Representative from the 7th District will support "Mr. Sam. Randall" if he is the caucus nominee. To ascertain what be will do iii the caucus, our impatient contemporary must stand firm and Walt. H'N. J. I.. Cou.ins is called upon in the Water Valley Central to become a candidate for re-election to the Legisla- Jureas floater from Yalobusha and Cal houn counties. We disclaim inter medling in the selection of a candidate in those counties, hut the mention of his name suggests that he was mighty true to his cause in the Legislature that he voted to carry out the democratic doc trine of supervising corporations and of an elective judiciary, and for reform generally, Hon. J. W. C. Watson. The Holly Springs Reporter says there is a movement in Marshall county to end Hon. J. W. C. Watson to the Leg islature. It will be a grand thing to see a man of his experience, ability, states manship, and thorough devotion to the welfare of the commonwealth, serving here in her councils where her lu st tal ent is needed. It is Home Rule that deals with the people in their most deli cate and imjMirtant concerns. The Pascagoula Democrat-Star men tions the death on the f.th int ..f Nancy Shine (iurlie, at her home Mr on Pascagoula river, at that place, aged el years. ne was the daughter of Win. I arragnt, and oldest sistrr f dore David I. I county, Tcnn., oinnio- re ; 'lore Pnvul .. t-arrasrut. nml l,,.,.,, lor U0UM as to his position. He Is level- at Stony Point. Hawkins hea h d and outspoken. The Mississippi 1 January 4. 1004. Uemocrscy have made but one record on inai question, ami it is dectuediy against wuhiii oi me inte Hortf- the perpetuation of the system. Mr cultural society will open Tuesd Van Eaton is opinion. abreast with Democratic Ex-Coxit'.r.HsMAX Vkatki, of North' l arolma, says that choice of that State for President I'm; Exhibition of nnh ii rot sj, ,- .;ii ' " " oi .',"'0 i ues av .lime 19th at the A. and M. College, Stark ville. Fine specimens of fruits and veg etables are solicited. The Express Com pany will forward free naAkaoaa of i McDonald is the ' pounds and under. Mark naekmawa If backhouse. Secretary, Starkville. An Electro Judiciary. New Albany Democrat (Hon. J. H. Dalton ) When the Democratic party took eon trol of the Government of Mississippi in l7f, we had an appointive Judiciary. ' A system fastened uhh the organic law of our State by the Republican party. Our jieople were then satisfied, with a . bare rescue of the State from Radical domination, and happy in the hope that in the future eur State would be ruled by the liest people, and in the interest of economy and honesty. Under the circumstances, with a black majority in the State, well organized for political combat, it was perhaps best for the time being, to continue un appoin tive Judiciary. The continued supre macy of the Democratic or conservative jieople, in some of the Judicial districts in the State, in the face of the colored majorities, was at the time so doubtful, as to the propriety of changing the matter of appointing judges. This dan ger has passed; there is no doubt but that intelligence, honesty and capacity, with proper care will rule Mississippi in the future. The Democracy is in no danger of loosing control of the State Government, and we believe that a re turn to our ante war policy, of electing our Judiciary would be nolitienl wis dom. We elect our Governor, Stale and county officers, and why not elect our Judges? We believe the' people directly interested, would be as likely to elect a competent and efficient Judiciery as the Governor. Resides it would save the Governor afgreat embarrassment, and would enable US to steer clear of the effects of that centralization consequent upon the power to appoint to office, and the great dissatisfaction with which it exists on account of appointment to office. The great danger to the general government is the tendency towards centralization, and the influence of the 100,(100 appointed office holders, who bv their influence often thwart the Ameri can people, and when it comes to State Governments in the administration of the affairs of which the people are direct interested, we sec no reason why the peo ple should not have a voice in the elec tion of all the officers who rule, and who administer the law. Besides it is democratic and fair, and will to a great extent abolish the prac tice that to the victor belongs the spoils. We have no complaint to make of the present Judiciary, we think oar present judges are pure and good men, and we believe our present Governor has con scientiously exercised his appointing power; yet we believe that in a republi can government the people should be trusted, and their will expressed and that a return to the old land marks of democracy, even in this matter would be political wisdom. Is it Civil Service Reform or What? j THE I From the Cincinnati Enquirer. Mr. Thoman, member of the Civil Service Commission, and Mr. Lyman, i Chief Examiner, have made a tour of a large section of country, taking the I preliminary steps to the appointment of : local Roards of Examiners. What have they clone; laice Cincinnati tor ex ample. Mr. Lyman arrived here Thurs day evening, and awaited the coming of Mr. Thoman yesterday (Friday) morn ing. Yesterday these eminent reformers viited the Post Office (the only depart ment in Cincinnati coming under the Civil Service law,) and after consulta tion with the Postmaster took away a list of names of Post Office clerks, &c., from which the names of a Board of three Local Examiners are to be selected by the Commission in Washington. They got the list of names, and that was all there was of their business here. Mr. Lyman fold W ashinirlnn """"ponuencs1 led his tent and departed for . V 1 n yesterday evening, and Mr. i 'un"cr sir-t k ; .a eipt of youn 'Mnquirie8iarJ. no,,. ..f -i ''SHmL uient of tho " 1 "OTam . "deration alone to S than mmi1 wl "lpproxiaiate, tmes of merchaT1 Ported by the river and any otlie, portation. liver have lor. rPfw tin :i n in i nrti t hnvfl ' , . i aln ha- CYDPBM for " . ........ 1 ' ! " S -- .UlUM o...l'. dettW IS III! 1)1 M I s lit S WHS I t II I r IMit I . ' ilri in . ..... ...... ... , U.11V(. I he I oinniissioners an. Kvannner have i been travelling over the countrv to at- , , ' ' lc'Pa' eitiwf.-j ilw 'Il tend to business that transacted bv ci tits for each town CO nld have been md a,,r,l1- Tlw. Ji. I - .... . . . . "'U. It 4 ii. ,il .,4- , . I . j.. . I I IS I I'M I 'T tiii... ... '. 111. Ill ill .1 Wl lllii-t: U'IS Willi If I k - ' --" in' Mka .'son.iorsntall has a boat readvfn oJt Pearlineton. Miss., Julv ,.. . enverIiiti HOST. T. M. FaVER, Chairman Dem ocratic Executive Committee, of Han cock COlinty, lias . ailed a meeting of the committee at i. Ivs.,. tor the ininio.se ol dcenlniir on a! time and dace for holding a County Convention, aiso to fix a mode of elect ing delegates to the Judicial District ( '.invention. At a meeting of the Citizens' Harbor Committee held in Vicksburg, dipt. Carroll, Chairman, was authorized to appoint a committee of five to attend the meeting to be held in St. Louis on the lSth inst., for the improvement of the Mississippi River. Candidates for county and district offices will understand that we mean no disparagement to any of them in adher ing to our rule not to advocate them in our editorial columns. The Clarion must net he expected to discriminate among friends. Issues of the Canvass. Among the many subjects which should engage the attention of the in coming Legislature, maybe mentioned: The improvement of the Levee svs tem. The lien law. Change of the election laws so as to dispense with the expense and trouble of annual elections. Supervision of corporations. An elective judiciary. Fixing salaries and dispensing with perquisites and fees in all cases where practicable. Modifying the public school system so as to increase the scholastic year and to restrict teaching to the elementary branches, reading, writing, grammar, arithmetic and geography. A better system of road working. Amendment of the Congressional Dis trict law. A law to secure the more equitable as sessment of property. The reduction of taxes to the lowest point compatible with the economical and efficient administration of the gov ernment. There are other subjects that will come up, but the foregoing are among the most important. So mi: of the repudiated bonds of Mis sissippi belong to the estate of (ieorge Peabody, and that lamented philanthro pist donated them to the cause of edu cation in the South. So if Mississippi pays them a part of the money will come back to her and help to educate her children. Vicksburg Post. Mississippi never formally repudiated the Planters Bank bonds until the ques tion was submitted to the people after the wreck of the war, during the Ames' regime. Covington iwnty. ,, motion of Col. William Rutledge, has designated West ville as the place f6r the Senatorial Convention of the 29th District. Thb Columbus Index, commenting on the proposed fusion in Hinds, says that "it is a step in the direction of bringing the negro into politics again." Not for the purpose of arguing the merits of the proposition, wc will state that here in Hinds the negro has never quit politics. He keeps the pot boiling whenever there is a chance. Hon. N. B, Crawford, of Chickasaw, has after many solicitations signified his consent to continue his service in the Legislature. The journals do not record the acts of a member who was truer to the rights of the people, and more faith ful to the platform on which he was elected. ,m;ir i't the wt.;..i. !(,. ! VVl" yu Please state tU unexpended approprortbi me upper nver.andalJow, i mink- its improvement i necessity; Very reap E. Bin Hon. K. H.irWiuY: Sir Your letter of the I reply to miue of 10th i8r have to thank you for the i furnished. The amoust of money an the improvement of the above Jackson is seventeen dollars. I expect to commei this reach of the river thb i V .. 'cry respectmilv, Your obedient icn Amos Snci Major of Engineen, t The Democracy of SimpmJ at Westville on the 30th of Ju Hon. Frank McGek, im prise Courier, (we have miahudl speaks a good word for the ! boom for Speaker. (ev. William C. Wickhii, a Viririnia Benublican kiital j. nisuHAH, uiairman oi tne nounoed hi intention to join COL. Thob. Ii. Stockdali!, of Sum mit, has accepted the invitation to de liver the annual address before the Alumni Association of the University of Mississippi during Commencement week, and Prof. T. I). Marshall, of Vicksburg will read the poem. Mr. T. Democratic Committee of Jasper coun ty, announces that a mass meeting of the party will be held at Paulding on Saturday July 14th, cratic ranks, honeism. He is disgustedi HAILED from Shin Island The Norwegian hark Donsrk The Clarion sensibly suKtrests that! for Ifarvie, with lumber fn the Trustees of the A. and M." College, at : Point : also the Vnrwmri.n the coming June meeting fill existing d for Dundee, with lumbal vacancies With native Mississippmns, . ' j Known to tne people, and thus a patron-j " lm """" P"" ronage will be secured to it that other- Thk ivt-,,;t f,,.,. Tm,i. wise will not he ft U Intimajwl tk.t 1,5. Ull.. 1-etroit 1 ICC-trade a reason whv so few boys from central : address to tne ca V .1 i .Mississippi nave neen Meridian Mercury. Tho suggestion ori ..tnioi! i iti.en : hut The !la rion. attracted to it. iginated it is en wttli lorsod which of thi turn to tl prospei it it said: present ' v e m m . tariff tho chM mtiiiued dcve'opJl th,' countrv." II h ve one of thf Vie- OKI citing elections tiexi BfB: held in that State. A liovcrwrl chosen and a LegislatOM I elect a United States Senate.' of George H. Pendleton, ami is entertained th..t he will he by Hon. A. Thurman. The Natchez, Jackson Railroad. The death of Mrs. Ellen Carol Laurin, the estimable wife of Hon. Lonch. McLaurin, of Smith, aud mother of the distinguished family of suns of whom Hon. A. J. McLaurin, of Bran don, Is the oldest is announced in the Brandon Republican. That paper pays a fitting tribute to the memory of this excellent lady saying: L.U. 1.1 ... - one jo neu tne luetnoaist Uliurcti in I saU,hn Democrat. 18t4, and has been a devoted and con- r. xv ,r Murtin sist..iii i.n.i,.!..,.- .... ol. Cen. V. 1. Mm tin devoted and loving wifn nnd im.iW n . J. & C. R. R., returned to kind friend and neighbor, charitable ' to j day from New York, where he the poor around her and beloved by j fo; Hevcrai weeks past endea' who Knew iter, nnc leaves a devoted i , t nrmnlori husband, .eight sons, and manv otCl negotiate a loan for thesf relatives and friemla I t its honda. Tlie efforts of W .......... ...mi i, , hn vi' lu-n rPflsoilllblV SUCCil face of, as we believe, a 'rw tion, of which, when we are formed, we shall have more to l Pre.kifti A Bogue Chitto, correspondent of the Brookhaven Free Press, says the capitalists from New York are well pleased with the appearance of the coun try and Its water facilities. They have an idea of establishing various indus tries. The principal factories are for canning pumpkins and egg fruit for Northern markets. The Northern cap italists are highly delighted with Lin coln county. A Question That AdmiU of! I."..... ,.f Mim rnudrrs. 1 UW VI VMS. a I , ciatp thp extent to which Innfl ill tW' vansis arc aeqioi'"6 " One oiirelniste in Texas, one m and one in M ississippi. land than is contained in theStat"! r.. , .. . . , , ,ti. ; ..I.- i h i-ee ew I i nunting tor the preferences of I oama, ami uus is ......r ; till I I 1 I . Whether tins m be an advantage to the South wise, is a question that iulm' , Democratic Congressmen in reference to the Speakership, the N. Y. Herald suc ceeded in obtaining but few expressions: Thr.,.. iKiM. e nr.. i, ... - I i j..uk. Vnwf ...... c.e i.o i.ir. uaiKiall, two lor suieraoie ooum. -y m' Mr. Cox. two for Rahrau.Vf are not in harmony vm t" a for Mr HewJtf ,f v v , 7 ican ideas, but as our M tot Mr. Hewitt New York, and ten -Taee nothing to keep iivc I.,,- Mr. f...i:,.i . . t If. .MWT J ""i0' ! money irom owyuij ! ( Vln Advertiser. landed it, 1 1 ENRY. Chafrman n. ttin Rankin county Democratic Executive Committee, has issued a call for a dele gate Convention at Brandon, on tho 1st Monday of July, to consist of fifty dele gates from each boat, who nre to h n... A Good Endorsem3- Columbus Index. , Tho Ci.auioN can as a lv( pointed by beat lunc. McetlBgS on the 30th of on the tariff W nig views on " .( .1. i . .. r 1 1,,, ,i uniuinniww i ...11 1 .... li.r III I I Will UM UJi ftH ."O well as it has in the