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uuul OffieUl Jotb1 ' the tats of KiosiMippi. GNE YEAR. gETEJi MOSTILS,. ...41 CD ... i o affAe Patter ( SftJcww rwl-f.ii 7 .Vofir. WBDNESDAY, AUGUST 22. 1833. Tee strike of the Telegraphic Broth erhood b ended. Capital is stronger than labor, because it can maintain it self, while labor starves. The poor oper atives Lav e yielded to monopolv rather than to them, wHI bene arouse the whole p of kaonlng corpora and under legi the term of the starve or give up on. though dear the eountry. and j to the necessity jrt their places. The trial of the Jenkins brother for the murder of the Iter. J. L. Borden, at Maaj&eH La., ffl commence Mood iy. the 27th. A great obstacle to the diversification of crops and consequently of commercial independence in our State, is the load of debt which her agricultural people have had to carry. Men who furnished sup plies hare looked upon cotton at the only product with which the farmers could pay their indebtedness, and cotton has therefore been the one crop to which attention has been paid to the neglect of all others. As the producing people are relieving themselves from this burden, and becoming independent, the inclina tion grows upon them to diversify their crops and to test the profit of raising stock. Our native grasses, possess excellent nutritive propcrties,some of them almost equal to Timothy, which is not suited to our soil and climate, but their virtues are not understood in New Orleans and other large K.iitiicrii market-, and they still rence to Western hav t. Nevc-rthc narket wi For exatnpl The yellow fever threatens to ra; Tenf-acola. surgeon Owens of the I -aid has it. There are three caaea hide the yard. out Me. R. W. Mageidcr. ia answer to a rail from numerous citizens of Clai borne, consent to serve the county in Hi- election l- a fore- r.tii.i.ri filwl In will liiriVe the Legislature. gone conclusion, ana first-rate iMinbff. Grenada County Nominations. m our QOnU r.,w.;.,t..,i A Warren county correspondent of the Patron of Hntbandry contains a statement in reference to a Railroad Superriaton Convention which was held under the uaspices of the Grangers in Vicksburg several years ago, to which we would respectfully call the attention of the Herald of that city. The state ment contains the names of the princi pal actors in the meeting, (conspicuous among whom was the distinguished edi tor of the Herald;) and also the resolu tion which was adopted by the Convention calling on the Legisla ture to "enact a law regulating the passen ger and freight tariff extending through this State." The proceedings of this nota ble Convention seem to be the starting point of the movement to carry out the doctrine of the Democratic State Plat form which was partially developed in the "Barry bill," and wholly so in the Humphrey-bill" rf ihela-t Legi-iature. this jiame source it wmild seem ten it is properly j lnal lhe recent t tai borne county re-oiu-...i ... .,.;i .1 tins. which have sorelv vexed our con- H . I. I T . N Y Bon J Correspondent Tlie recent revelations of Stephen W. Dorsey place Gen. Garfield and the Re publican leaders who were instrumental in compassing his election in a very discreditable position. There is no es cape from their predicament except by disproving the substance of Dorseyi United States? at ) used ; '""' V The foUowiai ated : Rcpresc Swine; Sheriff, Clerk, B. i:. 1 B. Davis; Trt Mr. J. 3. Gage of the county for State Senator A. K. Tamer; Chancery Vrrv: 'iteiiit lerk. W. isurer, & H. Cord-m. was declared (he choice Close Ranks. The Utiea Monitor did valiant and zealous anti-fu-i'.n work before the Con vention m t. boi like the true Democrat that it is, it fall into line, and compli ments Tju; (iajuon by copying it earnest words t stand by the action f the Democratic party token in Conn n tion and maintain its organization as the Lest hope ol the pi oph . il the hay used in this town ased from the West ; but it has. 1een entirely superceded by a bet ter article of home production at lower price- ; and the money which was sent off to other States is now expended at home. Since the introduction of the rust proof .ats. the crop of that grain lias been greatly enlarged. Steps were taken by ilaj. Wall, Com-;iii--ioner of Agriculture, to obtain a description of Italian wheat not liable to rust, and adapted to the soil of our .-tate, and the experiment has thus far ! been a decided success. Recentlv. . . V I through the Commissioner of Agricul- tare, some lots of Meditcranean wheat have received by members of Con gress, for distribution as seed, and we ft'Onld urge the planter- to whom it has been seat for trial, to test its virtues, i'.. fore and during the war, considerable quantities of wheat were produced in the Booth, as well as middle and North Mississippi, bat the disadvantage under ahi a prod Been btboeed was its liabili tv to ru it It IsbelieTed that the Medi tetanean wheat which has recently bean distributed for experimental parpoam is free from this defect- In this evjmt, it will prove, 'Teat acquisition to our i i, i -. temporary, the rural a, receiver jis in spiration. We are not so fortunate' as to lnnc a file of the Herald, and as the statement of the correspondent is meagre, we request the Herald to repro duce in full this important chapter in the history of the Supervision agitation in our State: Patron of Husbandry. Several years ago a Convention of the Subordinate Granges of this and the ad joining counties, was called to assemble at Vicksburg, to take into consideration vari ous matters affecting the interests of the farmers, the most important of which was the question of transportation. At that time complaints were rife among the merchants as well as planters, and it was hoped that by calling the Convention at th!place, they might be induced to co-operate in any plan that might be adopted for the redress of the grievances complained of. The meeting was a large one. composed story. He has named the men who were associated with him in the nefarious work of 1880. He has told the amount of money that was raised to carry In diana, and to reduce the Democratic majority in New York and Kings coun ties. Morever, he has distinctly and emphatically charged Gould and Hun t iu -ton with making a corrupt bargain for the appointment of Stanley Matthews to the Supreme Court. These grave and distinct charges, for the first time put in positive and re sponsible form, are supported by dates, by circumstantial facts, and by several forms of corroborative testimony well known to the public. Silence is no answer. It invites suspicion of guilt on the part of the accused, who certainly would answer if they could answer in a way to clear themselves from the indict ment. Like Oakes Ames in the matter of the Credit Mobilier corruption, Dor sey has a valuable stock of ammunition in reserve, if his associates in the late Presidential campaign should separate ly or in combination attempt to contra diet his statement-. This fact may serve to explain why some of them maintain a discreet reserve, and prefer to submit to present reproaches rather than to invite more damaging exposures. Death of Willie Terrett. Hie death of William Hex by Teb EETT, last Friday night, after a few days illness, was a gTeat shock to his host of friends, young and old, and a sad blow tn his ftimilv. Ho had set his mark of some of the b-.t men of the Grange and I L. homrabe ftnd us,.fu, m " "STLf Md possessed these qualities essential C laiborne ; Harper, of Jefferson ; Uixon, 1 1 Wall and Hooker of Hinds; Yellowly, of to success industry, application, sobne Ifadtsoa; Barnes, Gibson, Nailor. Eoothe, j ty, courtesy. He was in his eighteenth Newman and others of Warren. The Con- j year, and had been in the employ of the ventiou was in session several days, aud re sulted in accomplishment of some relief in the direction intended. A committee on house of Stedman & Co., since he was ten years of age. He had the unbound ed confidence of his employer, and was transportation was appointed, consisting of : . , , . . , , ' , . 7 , ., i a universal favorite with the customers JP te erection of flouring mills o as to ly the demand; and it will prove a lable crop for shipment abroad. The demand for wheat is as steady, and the sal I- as reliable, as of our thief ttaple, cotton, itself, while it can be pro duced with less co-t and with the great def tderatanr, hired labor. Hinds County Gets the Second Bale j agricultural resources. The production to Market I of wheat here anion-' us will be followed laWfnena got the first; and thi im perial county of Hind- somes next. Messrs. Etewman A Cook, on t i - Bald win Ferry place, s- nt a bah- to Vicka burg on the 13th. It -old for 12 cents yer pound in that market. Messrs. 2sewman and Cook are among the most enterprising and progressive planters in the county. A mPATCH from Canton states that the Sheriff of Madison county w.i bit ten this morning by a mad dojr. Mr. T. EL Ward, of Canton, telegraphed ben for the in ad-stone owned by our town man Mr., A. R. Carter, to be sent by ex press, which was done. Meridian Ob eerver, 21st This is a sod warning, ft reminds as that in defiance of the proclamation of ear (dty authorities, numerous dogs are at large in the eorposation and do sur prise need felt, if similar misfortunes to the foregoing befall some of nor citi izens. f. there no way to abate the nal anec Hon. JclFersoa Davis' Letter. Some colored men have called a Boh . red Stat) 'on vention in Jackson to appoint delegates to the Fred. Douglass rob, red Convention which meets at Louisville, Ky., on the 24th September. of T!i O. Xon las' ma ave received the first number Free .tate," edited bv Mr. W. Norrell in the interest of the ticket '. nominated in Bonkia. Mr. Norrell e brilliant writer, not without expe- shaU tw Be nd I b. expect a livelv, friendly, contest be te thunderer of the lOndsoBM typography le to the C"l. Humphries, of Claiborne ; C. E. to , I A. 1 ..... ft. .. w..l- -v " OTKt W n.l Cnl W I.. Harner. 01 uuusc. sami.wi .trspi of Jefferson. On the hist day of the session j his worth and memory, the house war the committee made a report, of which the ! closed On .Saturday. following Is an extract : "We would recommend that, as the coun try is how in an impoverished condition, and every plan lor applying relief to the people should be well considered, and when deemed practicable, earnestly pursued, the Kxecutire Committee of the State Grauge The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Drs. Calloway and Hunter, at the family residence, where a large num ber of hearty sympathisers had assem bled, and who followed the remains of deceased to their last resting place. To our venerable friend, the bereaved The Fall Election. ho ri-nii. sf. il hv this Convention to consider the exoediencv of addressing a petition to ! father, and his afflicted household, we the Legislature, praying that body to emid j tender our sincere sympathy a lair rrgtdatintj tht pattcnger and freight tariffs of the various rnilruada extending through Ote Slate." " The C. E. Wright, of that committee was, and is yet, the editor of the Vicksburg Herald, and seems now to have constituted himself the special champion of the rail roads in the matter of supervision. Since that Convention the evil complained of has grown tenfold in magnitude and oppressive ness, and demands more imperatively than ever before just such action as w as recom mended in the report of the transportation committee. Twenty-Ninth Senatorial District. uld published bis - nets." else Mr. Davi hud occasion to produce thu able and conclusive letter which i- printed on our first page. In :!iis tetter Mr. lai !hoWS on whoso hand- was the blood of the war. The sectional agitation wa commenced in the North; and it was precipitated by the some section, (it hav ing obtained control of the United States govcrnme.it) in violating the stipula tions at to foci Sumter contrary to the advice of such men a- Su phen A. Doug las, Gen. WinfieldtScott and Col Bob. Anderson, whe was in command of the Fort at the time. Call for a Convention. Col. John F. Smith, who has received the endorsement of Clarke county for State Senator and will be the probable l andidate. is a rrnresentaf i ve LXemoCrat 1 rim irj . lection in Scott, the; of Fast Mississippi. If we are not mi nominated. For ; taken he i" a native of Jones, and rep- Scott County. following ticket was Representative, J. H. .1. T. Iiles; tharoery SimmoBs; Circuit Cle: well; Treasurer. J. l. nna: (' Bee mob; Sheriff, resented the county in the Legistotare . M. T. J when barely tw enty-ono years of ao . Black- i Remonne to Jasner. he represented the Creeelios; Bur-1 District in which it is gj tooted, in tlo ierk, J. G veyor, J. W. g. r. V.. Cr. el solid vote fi Beemaa, th tttre, i- an o H t roiu-r H. II. Hoddieston got a r District Attorney. Mr. nominee for the iegisla- 1 citizen and an educated planter; t strong writer and speaker. He will make his mark in the legisla ture. The other candidates for Sheriff and the Clerk-hips are men of tried ex perience and merit. ind Ban-! Senai". and since the war has served her in the House. He has large experience ami force of character, is thoroughly conversant with national and State a iiair-, and commands the full confidence of the people w here be has always resided. In the late war. he was a gallant soldier. The election which occurred in Ken tucky last week gave the Democrats about 50,000 majority. Following Ken tucky, Ohio, Iowa, Maryland, Massachu setts, Minnesota and New Jersey are the only states which vote for Governor this year. Of the remaining states, Connec ticut will elect one-half its senate and a full house of representatives, Pennsyl vania an auditor-general and state treas urer, Mississippi its legislature and coun ty officers, Nebraska a justice of the supreme court and regents of the state university, and New York a secretary of state, comptroller, treasurer, attorney general, engineer and surveyor, and both branches of the legislature, while Virginia will elect part of it- senate and it- full assembly. If Judge Hoadiey carries Ohio, be will beat once entered in the "list of Pres idential probabilities -n the Democratic side. Labor Strike andTelegraphic Troub- On our 'first page we have printed the testimony of Master Workman John Campbell of Pittsburg, before the United States Senate Committee on Labor, to whom was given the investigation of the strikes and labor movements in the it tee on Educa- jv authorized and the investigation fit eotferred in the fol lowing language of the Senate Resolved That tJs tion and Labor is directed to take into consideration the subject of the relations between labor aud capital, tne wages ana nours or labor, the condition of the laboring class es in the United States, and their rela tive condition and wages as compared with similar classes abroad, and to in quire into the division between labor and capital of their joint productions in the United States: also, the subject of labor strikes, and to inquire into the causes thereof aud the agencies produc ing the same; and to report what legis lation should be adopted to modify or remove such causes and to provide against their continuance or recurrence, as well as anv other legislation calcula ted to promote harmonious relations be- tw een capitalists and laborers and tne in terests of both by the improvement of the condition of the industrial classes of the United States. It is an inquiry of the utmost gravity, and the testimony and report of the Committee will be regarded with pro found concern by the public. The Chairman of the Committee, Senator Blair, has announced that the investiga tion shall be scorching and impartial, and we are sure the members of the Committee will be satisfied with nothing less. The testimony of Master Workman Campbell of the Brotherhood of Tel egraphers explains the cause of the strike of the operators. Till' death of Judge Black is a public loss. He was one of the foremost intel lects of the American bar. Indeed, he was regarded as almost without a peer in his profession. He was not distin guished by oratorical gifts, but as a writer and a master of pure English language which impressed the thoughts of the author upon the mind, he was the equal of Burke and Macau ley. He was emphatically a tribune of the people, and maintained with unequaled power the supremacy of civil over military rule iii time of peace. And in his advocacy of the cause of the people in their con test with monopoly, he was even more conspicuous. We do not wish to place our old per sonal friend, Dr. W. S. West, of Hinds, iu a position he does not wish to occupy. We mentioned that without abandoning his Greenback doctrines, he had resumed hi.-connection with the Democratic par ty. To prevent mistake, he has written to us to say that he will not support the fusion ticket in the conntv'election. The 6th Ji Coavea- The following were the delegates: Copiah J. L. Meade, R. N. Miller, ELW. Brown, J. W. Bailey, Jno. W. Clarke, Jaa. S. Sexton, C. M. Bankston, Geo. S. Dodds, W. N. Cooper. Hinds Oliver Clifton, W. J. Brown, Jr., C. M. Williamson, J. L. Harris, Har- rj Peyton, J. D. MeKie, J. N. Bush, W. 1. KatUH. Madison R. C. Smith, S. C. Divine, K. F. Oaddis, Wm. McWillie, C. L. Gross, Geo. Harvev, W. H. Powell, Iddo Balleau. Yazoo A. M. Hicks, S. M. Dver, Moses Ellison, Q. C. Moore, J. B. Wil son, J. W. Holt, B. B. Helmer, C. R. Henderson. R. H. Henry, presided, and D. P. Porter was Secretary. Yazoo presented the name of W. D. Gibbs; Madison, of Robert Powell; Hinds, of C. S. North; Copiah, of II. C. Conn. The candidates were all strong men, and were supported faithfully through three long weary days of balloting and turmoil without breaking the dead-lock. Finallv each of the candidates withdrew, and after some promiscuous balloting, during which Copiah and Yazoo centered upon R. N. Miller, of Copiah, Madison went to his support, and Hinds followed, and this made his nomination unanimous. Mr. Miller is an able lawyer in full practice; a zealous Democrat who has served twice on the Presidential Electo ral ticket; and as a prosecuting attorney he will be a terror to evil doers. Thi: Vicksburg Herald don't want the names of the committee that rejiorted the Supervision resolution to the Demo cratic State Convention in 1877. It says, like Mr. Toots, "its of no conse quence" any way. It was only a mean ingless "platitude." In the political vocabulary, a "platitude" is something that siguifies nothing, but is intended to fool somebody. A tub to the pop ular whale. This is an unjust accusa tion against the Democratic party. It is a bright idea. But the Aberdeen Examiner got in ahead of the Herald with it. Senator Dillard of Noxubee. The nomination of the writer of the following letter to the State Senate, after it was published, imparts special im portance to its contents : I will say to my fellow-citizens that I am not only in favor of State super vision of Railroads, but I will support, and vcwkfjc the best bill which cau be framed for that purpose. I never shared the doubts, of so many good Democrats, about the constitutionality of -such legis lation ; because my education had taught me to rest on that bed-reck political ax iom, that the "creature cannot rise above the creator." 5 But I go further than merely favoring these measures I urge the adoption of every means which will insure their suc cess. ormptf the advance around, that the legislators should pay their way to Jackson, and not be under obligations to the railroads for a free ride. Let it be made a criminal offense for legislators, judges and chancellors, etc., to accept free rides. Let the railroads use the money, which they now put, where they think it will do the most good, in giving free passes and supporting a lobby f r relief against their odious discrimina tions. If gentlemen must needs ride free, let the State, in whose service they are, pay the expenses. Let the railroads be treated like every other industry in the State, fairly; but let us have a Ju diciary and a Legislature free from sus picion. Then each will feel that spirit of independent fairness which no man. sitting on the rights of others, can feel, while he has the money of one of the parties in his pocket. If elected your Senator I shall labor, with assiduity, to carry out those ideas, and all others, which will relieve the people, and im prove our material condition. Geo. G. Dillard. Meeting of the Democratic Executive Committee. Phesaig Crranje, Fatsttk, Mi, Attg ,? Editors d a. . ' -MUM4Ujl AT (L. I ing of Phomix Granw T H the following resolution. !? l and orderiwf mm -r request for publication " UK - ' " "e rnitu. There are people with tastes like tfie flesh-fly. They will skim over a world of soundness in search of a tainted spot. In accordance with the decision of the Democratic Convention held on the 0th of August, a Con vention of the Dem ocratic Conservative voters of Hinds county is hereby called to lx held on the Cth day of September, 1883, in the Court-house in Raymond for the pur pose of nominating candidates for the offices reserved for the Democrats on the ticket to be snported by the Demo crats and Republicans this tall. The representation for the eevi ral precincts f the count v will be the aatoa as in the The connection of Cnpt. J. C. Lewis, j the brilliant writer and able legislator, I with the Port Gibson News, has closed, j The paper i- now under the sole man ::eiii of Mr. P. B. Moore. Congress and the Telegraph. Masonic. The Knight Templars are having -and time in San Francisco thi Wa ar. borough for a co L'iving a report Chapter, and of the banquet on the night of l'tth. Mr. Kimbrough is the Washington Telegram A promi nent Representative said to-day that it was very evident that Congress would be called upon at its next session to leg islate in regard to the question of the control of the telegraph, with many in dications in favor of the adoption of the postal telegraph system, which works so successfully in Europe. "So that we can week. ' handle the matter as thoroughly as pos sible," he said, "I propose on the first Convention Of Aogaat Wh. The several j only representative of the Grand Chap precincts will held their meeting at their ter of Mississippi, The original (Jeneral aoaal plaaae of hoidlag elections, on Sat-Grand chapter was organized eighty urday, the 1st day of September, at 3 1 foar years ago. Of all the officers that o clock; except the three w;r..- of the have bom elected at the twentv-fonr ! City qf Jackson, where the meetings J convocations that have Jocii held, only will be held on the same day, at S o'clock : ten are now living, and of this small P.M. C. M. Williamson. Chr'n. ! number only one was present at Denver ! A. T. C. Pierson, of Minnesota who Sensible. made an appropriate response f a senti- Therc are negroes in Georgia who arc nient propose sensible enough to realize thai the agita tion of race issues by the colored people on the preposterous prcteuse that they aorta not been treated justly by the i whites who have control of the govern- meut, and will keep it, is unw ise and I detrimental to the welfare of the colored race. The following sensible resolutions were adopted by a Colored couvention a; Atlanta Georgia : Whereas, Some few of the coloi ed people of the United States arc advising the call of a National Convention of colored men to meet in Louisville. Ky., in September next, to make known tbe national grievance. This, in the opinion cf our committee, is in itself a national wrong. 1 herefore. be it ifesoftr., That "it is the sense of tltis meeting tltat such a cail at this stage of our political hUtory would prove detri mental to the welfare aod advancement oi our race. ;...!..!.. ...1 .. TT.... IJ T ITS , , ; dav of the session, after the House is or- a copy Of the Denver News I . , . , ,. of the General Grand 1 . . . ,, penai oncuse lor any .senator, repre sentative, or official of the Government, to accept a telegraph frank from any telegraph company." "As it is now," he continued, "there is scarcely a Sena tor, Representative, or prominent official, who has not the privilege of sending what telegraphic messages he pleases by using deadhead franks, which are Speedily supplied by the telegraph coin pan ies. When a man has a book of these franks in his pocket, he is unable to consider the telegraph question, or any other question in which the tele gropb companies are interested, in an independent manner. Cutting off the ; telegraph frank business will, even if the postal telegraph system is not adopted, corect an abuse which has been growing constantly in the past few rears." Ma. OaCAB H. Johnson has sold the Copiah Signal to engage in the more agreeable and profitable business of stock farming. He and his brother Mr. J. C. Johnson, have purchased the fine Watkins property in Rankin. The Sig nal will be published by Mr. W. L. Mitchell, aud edited in the canvass by Mr. J. L. Meade, who has experience and ability to keep up its efficiency as a live, aggressive Democratic journal. He is Chairman of the Countv Execu- Tre Clarion has had a long ex perience in party organization, and it would not surely at this late day en courage the efforts of those who would gladly exchange an organization in Which they have failed to climb to the top for one in which they would be the most conspicuous figures. Natchez Demo crat. Thank you. neighbor, for your consid erate advice. The Clarion was born and baptised in the Democratic party long before you made your debut on the stage of journalism, nearly half a cen tury ago. The principles of the Demo cratic party were promulgated by Jeffer son at the beginning of the government; and illustrated by Jackson and Polk and Pierce and Buchanan, and would have had a glorious expounder in Til de:! if the people had not been robbed of their choice in 1830. Talk about any other party! Who would abandon a ves-el that had weathered ten thousand storms, and having escaped shipwreck in spite of them all, is moving gallantly into port. As for the Grangers, you need not be afraid of them. Their objects are not partisan. They could not take the place of tie Democratic party (to which most of them belong), if they would, and Would not if thev could. Capt B. F. Jones. If complaints exist growing out of the primary election in Montgomery county they are not made by Capt. B. F. Jones, late of the Advance, as will be seen by his card. He has fought a hundred bat tles for his party without faltering, but has never yet trained with the soreheads : Winona Advance. A card. To the Democracy of Montgomery comity: Having been a candidate for the Leg islature in the late primary election, and it having been declared, as I think, by competent Democratic authority, that my opponent is the nominee, by a small majority, I abide the result and will cheerfullv vote for him in Novem ber. There has been much complaint of an unfair election, and while I feel that if it had beea perfectly fair, at all the boxes, the result would have been differ ent, yet as a Deaioerat who has always endeavored to be true to the party, and not wishing any one to imagine for a moment that I would not recognise its authority, I have written this card. Returning my sincere thanks to my friends who so zealously supported me and to all the people of the county who extended their cordial hospitality and uniform courtesy, during my canvass through the county, I will close with the wish that perfect harmony may pre vail in the Democratic ranks, and that you may all "live long and prosper." Very trulv, B. F. JOJTRS. Wilkinson County. Editors Clarion: The following are the nominees and resolutions adopted by the Wilkinson county Democracy: nominees. For Legislature, D. C. Brutnleti, Geo. H. Peets; for Sheriff, W. H. Morgan; for Circuit Clerk, L. C. Johnson : for Chancery Clerk, Ralph Huff; for Treas urer, W. K. Cooper; for Aasesor, t W. Davis. V RESOLUTIONS. Cen. Win. L. Brandon having the floor ottered the following which was also adopted unanimously: Whkreas, In the past it was not deemed prudent to approach a southern man, holding a high official position, with a corrupt proposition, and it should be the pride and ambition of the South to maintain in the future, the same high grade of official character. Therefore, be it Itrsolred, 1st. That we the members of the Democratic party, now assembled in Convention, do endorse and approve the action of Woodville Republican in re porting and publishing the statements made by the President of the State Grange, Capt. Put Darden, in regard to the Judges of the State of .Mississippi, traveling on the cars with fr,e posses. 2d. That we commend and applaud the editor, John S. Lewis, for the firm, dignified and persistent manner he pur sued iu sustaining the propriety of his action, and developing the fact, that two of the Judges of the Supreme Bench, did travel on free passes. And though the Judges were entirely inno cent, and "the Baby a very little one to make such a fuss, about," yet it is proper to stamp it at once with our disapproval. 3d. And further, be it l&sofwd. That it was the duty of the President of the State Grange to bring the matter before the Public and we commend htm for so doing. Pursuant to a call of the Chairman, the Democratic Executive Committee met at the Court House on Thursday, August 16th. At 1 1 o'clock the meeting was called to order by the Chairman. Tbe following members were present : nutrict i v t itr;.. p r.- rVm. Hughes, Bethel: R. M. Magruder! I contversy growing out of Flower Hill. pressions made bv Cant n. I)itOi.t n f Vti-.n Tl..1... I 1 ..I .1.- r if "'ui, ........ m.. irangf vsV . - J to the use of f Too r-.. ' t . a District No. 8 vS. Bagnell, and G. K. T, " , ""aa MiasiWI ranHTn tne tsti ."I fi""'' enqorse the vim. smuuh M npi. I'aruen in the lieiuJitd TL.t . - - . -, ...... .. fi.,. . of free passes upon railroad, Z k and legislators, should hstJlM conuemnea as eontrarv to and nu h!n- nnl;... i , Suo should be prohibited bv lw "CJ0L L. ., 5th Mi ment. A ru itt . v ttji am -al.s Orp,. I Lnm.Roekv Spring. District No. 4 M. R. Jones. J. G. Hastings, St. Elmo. District No. 5-C. C. Gora, Ben Jones, I. D. Magruder, Brandywine. On motion of M. R. Jones the follow irfg resolution was submitted : fieolrexl, That in the absence of a Dis trict Executive Committee, a district convention for the nomination of a Dis trict Attorney be held at Fayette on the 12th of September, and that the other committees of the district be requested to concur and report same to the chair man of this committee at an early date. Resolved, That the chairman of this committee order a meeting of the clubs i of the county for the purpose of reorgan ization and the election of a county ex : uaaaA .. ,.vi.,ltt.i.i (rw f AAminir i'nu. ! paign, on or before the 1st Saturday in September next. On motion of John G. Hastings, Jr.. it was flpnWunij That the new Executive Committee meet at the court house in ' Port Gibson at 12 ML. on Wednesday. Sept. Na, 'S '.. On motion of E. P. Briscoe, it was Resolved. That the different clubs of this county be requested to elect three delegates from each club, said delegates to meet in Port Gibson on Wednesday. Sept. oth, lS&l. in convention to select delegates to the district convention to nominate a candidate for District Attor ney, and that each district W entitled to the same votes as they have in the Kee utive Committee. On motion of E. P. Briscoe, it was Resolved. That the different clubs le B tatk. am ttmJZTm Jacksov, Mias.. Aug7rTh,ui Kditors Clarion; For the Sbl tion ofoartics cnnceriini - publish .the enclosed letter fr,f N. lanes, acting Adjutant fiLS txmisiana, with aceompanvin. amotion from Mr. ViHi:ltn ft Ohio, and oblige. respectfully '"juiaiii t :om Verv "'tvj lien. J. L ll.-irri-.. A.iiiitani n fclpni, Jaekma : of Misissi OF.N'KRAI 1 hra 1 1., l u"Yr ""'luniHcati.n Hamilton county. Ohio, vs-Unt manga concerning tne wwiirrshm Kielil-I 1hs in 10,1 i..a f ' - - - i-i -v-sion .oi. i r .mu .miss. Kegiiiieiit- whs pureuura uaruig ttie wr i iiuikui. urc .icsmniiiioii l. v.. requested to express at their meeting a storms desires to restore the plIT. preference for its mode of nominating proper owner. A cony of thiskZ! candidates for county officers and fc published in our (Bcial wZ struct their memlters of the Ueeava I tbbl akce. Verv respectf all F. N. Faribs Act. Adj. (haaj For information, we have copied from the Tribune the proceedings of the In dependent mass meeting at Raymond. It was a slim affair, and is a small be ginning for the big work it has under taken Ui accomplish in Hinds. It is a failure to start with. It was a marked compliment to our neighbor, Mr. R. H. Henry, of the Led ger, to be elected to preside over the late Convention, though not a member of the Remember that these piteoos ules of wrong were toid by Northern witnesses and w ere perpemued by Northern peo ple. We hear nothing like it, in abiij- d raid viiliued South A Wmsus ot"x Judge has just given judgment again a restaurant keeper Wi. regret to learn that owing to the sudden illness of Mr. G. L. Crosby, of TBE Holly Springs 'Reporter, a paper of doubtful politic-, re gm d- it as strange that E. Dorhadeli oad James uiii Wth addressed the joint nmnthtg of Icmo crats and Republicans at Raymond. The speeches were delivered after the policy, and the terms of, fusion, had been agreed upon. M r. lsarfcsdalc, who had taken no part in the preliminary dis- hrlto re fused to eater cSsaion and settlement of the proposi- j tion lor a joint arrangement in tne county canvass, said in substance that it was the time-honored enstom of the Democratic party for its members to abide by the decision of their parry when declared, as it had unmistakably been in favor of tbe joint arrangement between the two parties in the county canvass. He urged the members with out reference to their opinions upon the proposition, now that it had been agreed upon, to stand by it and preserve the integrity of the party ia the mainten ance of which the well-being of the country is bound up. Upon the Repub licans who bad entered into the agree ment, he served notice that as the Dem ocratic party had been the instrument by which the State and county admin istrations had been reclaimed from ex travagant, incompetent and corrupt odministntiim its organization would be .ed atalfjhaaards, aud that "fu- step back- RgFSsaure to the testimony of wit nessi i before the Labor Committee, the New York Herald say: M r. Somuol Oompers, who is Chiarmau of the Federation of Organized Trade and Labor Unions of the Cnited States and Canada, vesterday cave a piteous account of the condition of that portion of the laln.ring jeople about whom he knows something by personal inquiry. Cigars are made in filthy tenement houses at such low rates, he said, that the families oi the workmen get neither tresh air nor sumcicnt food and clothing. In Massachusetts operatives in some cotton mills are forced to work more than the legal ten hours a day. The freight handlers in this city receive so little pay that thev can seldom afford to eat meat. In Milwaukee a strike of cigar-makers was defeated by the impor tation of laborers from Germany. The car drivers in this city work, he said, from fourteen to sevente n hours a day. And s on. tive Committee, is thoroughly imbued body. We have heard nothing but with the spirit the canvass, and our; praise of the impartial and dignified word for it, will hew to the line. In ! manner with which he presided over its conclusion, he says: ! deliberations. The Signal will strive for the best in terest of our town, county and State, and The Water Valley Works. will exert itself in the up-building of ; our waste places, the promotion of The shops of the Chicago, St. Louis morals and virtue, and the elevation ; & New Orleans road at Water Valley, will favor and encourage, the building Miss., which are among the best in the of railroads and factories in our Stite, .South, are making quite a reputation for and the emigration of that class of peo- j the road. A short time ago they turned pic in our miast tnat win a.m to tne ont two handsome and substantial nar accomplish these desirable ends I will 1 row S11 locomotives for the Natchez, need the moral suport and influence of ; Jackson aud Columbus road, which have this Community; if these be accorded , been hivhlv snoken of bv evnerieneed The 2nd. Senatorial District. The Court-House of Neshoba County Destroyed by Fire. Philadelphia, Miss., ) August 20, 1883. 1 Editors Clarion: On the night of 18thinst., the Court-house of Neshoba county was burned. It is thought to have been the work of an incendiary. The fire originated up stairs and 1 think over the Sheriffs office, as it burnt through there first. The Sheriff saved nearly all his books and papers; the clerk only a part of the records. II. E. Holmes, an attorney, had time to save his books. Those of us that had our offices up stairs, and 0L A. Brand on the first floor, had everything in them burnt. Yours, J. K. GnAVKK. .-oninuttee aceoriiinclv, said mode of nomination beinc: settled hv its execu tive committee in accordance with the action of a majority of said committee. On motion of M. R. Jonos it was Resolved, That the Executive Commit tee define Fusion as going it blind, with a fathomless abyss in front. Betmhmi. That the proceed jogs of this meeting be furnished the 'Southern Reveille," "Port Oibson News," and 'Jackson Cl.ARiox," for publication. Sraraas The usher, Char'a. 8. ML Bomoon, Sec'y pro tem. Official Report of Chalmers and Da vis at Hernando. Special to the Appeal. J Herxaxih), Miss., August 14. Of. James R. Chalmers and Gen. Reuben Davis spoke here to-day to an audience, by actual count, composed of eight ne groes, eight Grceubackers and Republican-, and twenty-four Democrats, twoof whom were n on-residents of the State, making in all an audience of forty or sons. It had been published for weeks that they would speak in Senatobia e torday and here to-day, and the above is the result at this place. Reflecting upon their former political significance in contrast with the coldness of their OtOtm I V A-MIXoToj Hamilton Cfrcrrv, (P. July ::it. lfOj flpn (i. T. laaapagofd : l'Kll .llt: Die WW cnaseo oi a pawn Droker in Qod where I then lived, a tirlil-plj which was cut "Col. L. 1 f U tiegtmont. i an vmi mturm Col. "I F." was, nr what hi-fuUi is: Mas lie killed, or i- be v i JK curiositv has often been exen know pamethiogof the nan ami hot! lost ins Ilelu-glass. l vuu nnswer, perhaps General Jmt could, and tlie note nitlit W .n,, to Mm. Respeetfnlly your-, ILUAM BfSJMl STRIKES AND THEIR CAUU Meeting of the Senate Sub-Coi tee on Education aud Labor. TO IN VKSTKi ATI. LA BO I MOVBH AND TIIK TOLnUK APB IC IKOIBL reception here to-day by our people, we can but exclaim, "How are the mighty fallen." - A. i. lineH.vN ax, Chairman Dem. Ex. Committee. Hon. W. A. Boyd, of Tippah, has re ceived the Democratic nomination in the above Districtover two popular and wor thy competitors. Mr. Boyd is an educated planter and public spirited citizen. He has considerable legislative experience and will bring to the discharge of his duties in the Legislature the highest or der of qualification. We learn that there are a good many deaths among the negroes in Kosciusko and vicinity, from cholera morbus, sup posed to result from eating watermelons. Illinois Palace Car Excursion, via the Southern Pacific. me, they will "nerve my arm and steel my sword" to strike again in our common cause. Respectfullv. Ji L. Meade. mechanics. The time is not far distant when all the Southern roads will build their own engine-. St. Lonis It. R. Reg ister. The latest instance of blind and un-; reasonable complaint is furnished by the j The Corinth Herald says that there voiumpus ispaicii, m saying mat "it is; is not mm.h uiffereticc between the unaerstoou tnat irovernor lvowrv nas ai- r .. T -i. rearlv rfeei.led wh he will Hve the feu- ; cindidatcs for the Legislature in Alcorn Who is Safe ? Under this heading, the Grenada Sen tinel, referring to the frequent assassina tions, says, "no matter how good and how highly honored a man may be, no matter how many friends he may have, there is no security against'the cowardly assassin hid in the thick foliage of the bushes, and in the dark cover of night. One case hardly passes away from the public mind, before another shock is felt. Within a few weeks past, Mr. Cole of Warren ; Mr. Sayle, of Oakland, Mr. Webb, of Graboli; Mr. Pearson, of Rankin, and City Marshall, E. M. Mooney, of Helena, Ark., all peaceful, i r. l ; l i i . . the ; quici uitMi nae perisara dj Hie asa- I sins bnDet.'' J laces (of Railroad Commissioner) to." ackson Clabjon. that "all are in favor of railroad supervision, the election of Judges by The obove quotation is "blind and un- j the people, the restriction of the free reasonable complaint," and our esteemed school to the common branches of an cotemporary does, unintentionally, the , Enslish Education. Coon the nuestion to a colored man. The Democracy of Hinds. Thi is the report which tbe Vicksburg Post has from Hinds: We have it from good authority that anti-fasionists and f unionists ia Hinds Dispatch injustice in crediting it to us We are certain that the words have not been used editorially, aud are quite positive that they have not appeared in our columns. Columbus Dispatch. We beg pardon of the Dispatch, and cheerfully make the correction. We have lost the original copy, but our im pression is that the language attributed to tbe Dispatch should have been credited to the Index. Railroad Notes. At a meeting of the Directory of the Illinois Central, in New York last week, Col. J. C. Clarke was elected President of the Company. His election has been hailed with great satisfaction all along the line. The "Big" J. could not be in better hands. of immigration, ideas very well balance in favor of inviting it, and making all respectable foreigners welcome, but against appropriations for importing them. The lien law receives some at tention, and the prevailing sentiment seems to be in favor of dispensing with crop liens as soon as the country can bear it. It should be observed that Mr. Carmack expressed an opposite opinion relative to the manner of selecting Judges from the others." Union County Demockacy. The following names compose the ticket nominated in Union county: District Attorney, Thos. Spight, major ity 351. State Senator, W. A. Boyd, majority 54. Floater, (for Pontotoc and Union), Z. M. Stephens; Representative, S. L. Dickerson ; Sheriff, J. M. Thomp son; Chancery Clerk, R. J. McAlister; Circuit Clerk, W. P. Smith; Treasurer, A. F. Dorsey ; Assessor, Treadaway ; Coroner an 1 Ranger, J.J. Jarvis ; Sur veyor, Ycrby. TUB duty of the government is to fur nish facilities for communication be tween its citizens; and it has much authority to transport their messages by telegraph as by railroad, steamboat, stage coach, or horse back. difference? Whats the the the The War Taxes. The Knights of Honor. There were seventy deaths in subordinate Lodges K. of H., in State of Mississippi, for the year ending July 1st, 1883. The total sum of one hundred and forty thousand dollars was promptly paid to their families. For the year ending May, 1883, there were 1223 deaths in the Order in the United States, and the magnificent sum of $8, 397,003.65 was paid to their families This is the simplest, the grandest, the cheapest, and we believe the safest sys tem of co-operative life insurance that pouts vet been devised. the Ciiea Monitor, while on a Tb.it to ; count v have reconciled their difference his family at Brookhaven. he has beea ml are now working together harmo- unable to onblish his paper the present j 35 'J " SJ? week. Mr. Crosby does a large share of the mechanical work on his paper; and the mishap was therefore unavoida ble. It will not occur again, as tbe Monitor has come to star. Hox. lira am Fisher is aba an nounced for the Legislature in Clai borne county. Mr. George P. McLean pays him a deserved tribute in the Reveille, in saying that be is "eminent ly fitted for the place, a man of sound judgment on say subject, wrif posted ia politics, identified ia interest, above re proach, beyond oven the sosphrion of a bribe and tenacity of purpose to posh to the end any bill he may think for the a good the people. the last Raymond convention. At Jack son where the feeling ran very high har mony is again restored. The information of the Post is correct. The Democracy of Hinds are closing their ranks for a solid front ia Novem ber, and they will be oa hood with a big majority for the Democratic Presiden tial candidate ia 1884. Tna, State of ! ernment that wi it will overthrow the ad give us a gov- secure oar rights. Recbsjt Davis. Thi is tin report which the late County Record makes of Gen. Davis' late apeacb Are wa to anaaiatsaJ from this that he and his party are ia favor of sack a revolutionary as to the overthrow of our State govera and the establishment of military ram ia ptoceof H? Tbepropoatttoa hterally The Democrats of Virginia have adopted as part of their platform the following resolutions : We favor unconditional and imme diate abolition of the internal revenue Watt am a aanwoAMpr aniac ovi4 inffirm. The New Orleans and Northeastern en, a menace to the freedom of elec- Railroad will be completed by November ' tions, an intolerable burden on the tax- lst. Meridian is the north-eastern ter- P.vers, a source of the greatest cor r up minus of this road, and it runs through I td. a portion of our State affording tbe terests. finest timber and pasture loads oa the face of tbe globe. It is said to be one of the best bails and best equipped roads in the country steel rails, iron bridges, etc. Col. E. D. Frost, Superintendent of the "Little J.," who has beea physically under the weather for several weeks, re ported for duty yesterday. Foar new locomotives for the -Tan and Yaaoo City Railroad, reached this city last Sunday afternoon all with steam up, whistles blowing and bells ringing. We favor a tariff for revenue limited to tbe necessities of a government economically administered, and so ad justed ia its application as to prevent unequal hardens, encourage productive interests at home, and afford just com pensation to labor, but not to create or foster mooopouea. The idea of repealing the war taxes as speedily as possible is good; bat our Virginia Democrats are going too fast ia reference to the Internal Revenue taxes. Let the tax be repealed except as to distilled liquors, and the present costly system of collecting it be abolished. Its collection is costing the country five millions of dollars a year. Ws have heard with surprise, that are some few settlements of Mormons in one or t o counties of the State. Their evil practices and corrupt teachioga ore calculated to pe-isoa the fountains and corrupt the morals of so ciety. Mormonism cannot be tolerated, not be permitted to take root in the soil of oar State. Whn tbe Leg islature meets, it should be dealt with larly in the Field. is dose upon her rtting aa early cot Ssts the Meridisn East Missiwipiii river neighbors ia ton bole to market. Observer: The first iwle f tbe new eroo of cot- i grown by air. u It seems the Governor's telegram was too late, or did not have the effect of restraining the avengers of the assassina tion of Mr. Sales, at Oakland. A cor respondent gives the following report of the lynching: "To-day at 2:35 p. m. Joe Payne. colored, was hanged by the almost unani mous vote of 500 or 600 citizens, whose proceedings were quiet and business like. Sheriff Pearson made most eloquent appeals in favor of the law taking its course, but the crime was so revolting and. his confes sion of tbe cold, deliberate murder so clear and satisfactory, that tbe sheriff was overpowered and relieved of his charge. A court was at once organized, Hon. J. Moore, mayor of Oakland, pre siding, W. N. Fitzgerald and N. V. Moore, attorneys, conducting tbe prose cution. Payne made a full confession, saying on the night of the killing he went to the house of Sayle, far the pur- rs of killing him for his money; that waited there until Sayle come out, when be joined him. They walked about 800 yard when he knocked him down, then cat his throat and threw him in a deep golly and rifled hie pockets of his money and his store and safe keys. He then went to the store oad got what nil j there was, amounting ia all to about 13". After Use coafeaaton a vote was taken and death by hanging was the Totdiet of tbe crowd who acted oa jurors. A gallows ws at once erected. The prisoner mounted the scaffold with a firm atop. He made a speeeh again, oaatamiag his guilt, and advised very body to teach their children to avoid wild thosuhts. The black adioasod. the drop fell aad ia 10 moos as the whites Illinois Ckntrai.VR. R. Co. ) Chicago, July 23, 1883. j Mr. J. F. Merry, General Western Passenger Agent of this company, will leave Chicago for the West on July 30, for the purpose of familiarizing himself with all the points of interest on the Pacific Lines, and making detailed ar rangements in connection with the Grand Excursion to San Francisco, which will be run under his auspices the early part of the coming winter. The route of the Excursion will be via the Illinois Uentral K. ll. to ftew Orleans, thence via the Southern Pacific route, which includes San Antonio l'.l Paso, Los Angeles, and many other de lightful points. The return trip can be made via the same route, giving the op portunity of participating in the fes tivities of Mardi Gras at New Orleans, or by the Northern route if desired. Those contemplating a visit to the Pacific"'Coast during the coming winter will find it to their advantage to for ward their name and address to Mr. J. F. Merry, Manchester, Iowa, who will, on his return (about September 15th), take pleasure in mailing circulars and other matter in connection with the Excursion. A. H. IIaxhox. Gea'l Pass. Ag't I. C. R. R. A Lire and Liberal Sunday School -a Busy Pastor. Extracts from a Jackson letter in Nashville Christian Advocate: "It is a model school. Everything moves on as smoothly and ystematicab ly as clock-work. A prominent lesson taught is that of giving or the "mite" system thereby teaching each one from earliest infancy the duty of supporting the cause of religion. Should these scholars compose the ftiture Methodist church of Jackson, there will lie no trouble in supporting her institutiens. Last vear this school raised nearly five ! hundred dollars one hundred of which was appropriated to foreign missions. Notwithstanding our people are mostly poor, yet their purses are generally con verted, and the institutions of the church supported. Dr. Galloway is undoubtedly the hard est worker in the Mississippi Confer ence. He is not only editor-in-chief of the New Orleans Christian Advocate, but he is also nastor of the church in Jackson, and discharges all his duties in tnat capacity witn acceptability to his cnarge. uesiues, ne is chaplain to the penitentiary, and chief supervisor of the building of our new church. He has never learned the meaning of the word "rest," and doubtless never will until he learns it in that better land of which he so eloquently talks to a sinful world." Tin: youthful color, beauty aad lustre :in graiboiily restored to gray hair by Parker's Hair Balsam. A Civil Bights Case Decided Against a White Restaurant Keeper. Washington, Aug. 18. A decision was rendered by Judge Wells, in the Police Court, to-day, ia the civil rights case of Rev. (Joo. ll. Smith, colored, of Norwich, Conn., against James W. Bell, proprietor of a restaurant. The ground of complaint was that Hell had denied the accommodation of his restaurant to plaintiff on account of the hitler's color, and suit was brought to enforce the criminal process of the act of March I, !H7.r,. The OOUJrt holds that under lhe com mon law an innkeeper is bound to take in and receive all travelers and way farers, and that by the act of March 1, 1875, it is made a misdemeanor to dis criminate against a traveler on account of race, color or anv previous condition of servitude. A restaurant keeper has a right to establish certain regulations as to hours for meals and to designate certain places or seats for customers, but such hours and seats must be the same for all. or if discrimination bf made it must be made upon some prin ciple or for some reason that the law recognizes as just and reasonable, and not on account of color, race or previous condition of servitude. All guests of innkeepers or restaurants must be riven equal privileges, and places designated tor them be accessible to all respectable persons at uniform rates. From these principles it follows that the defendant in discriminating against complainant, Smith, on account of his race and color, was guilty of a misde meanor and incurred the penalty pie scribed by the second section of do cm! rights act of 175, Judgment is entered accordingly. This case is in some respects a novel one, since it is the first attempt to en force the penalty Under the second sec tion of the civil rights act, which makes the violation of the law a misdemeanor, and it is the first effort made to enforce the criminal provisions of the law in this country, where the Congress of the United States has exclusive and abso lute legislative jurisdiction. A Good Man Called to His Reward. Brookhaven Leader. Rev. Jos. Gibert, of whose dangerous illness we spoke in l.i-t week's paper, died at the house of his son, Dr. J. Gi lbert, in Gallman, on Fridav last, and his remains were brought here for in terment rsaturuay. lhe iuneral services were conducted at the Presbvterian church by the Rev. J. Woodbridge, of wesson; alter winch all that was mortal of this faithful and devoted servant of God, was followed by his sorrowing children and grandehildreu and sympa thizing friends to a quiet resting' place in the city cemetery. To the bereaved ones, we extend our earnest and heart felt sympathy. Mr. W". W. Mage, Summit, MU ray: "I suffered from dyspepsia for two years aud Brown's Iron Bitters completely cured tl.,J Scott's Hominee for the Legislature. Carthageniau. Scott county has done he rat if honor in nominating J. H. Be a man as a can didate for Representative. His scholar ly attainments, trained intellect, habits oi thought, power of reasoning and familiarity with history and the science of political economy will make him a valuable JtopramntatiYC y Ripley Sewtixel: Dr. C. Kendriek was nominated for the Legislature in Tishomingo county, but week by a hand- WW majority, receiving twice tne num ber of votes of any of his competitors. Dr. Kendriek is a young man of decided ability, and Tishomingo county could not have honored one more worthy. Clarke County Representative. Enterprise Courier. Mr. A. D. Gordon, the nominee for iatattve, is a farmer by oeeav a man of good practical sense ;u Aiuuanicnw. me empnstic ia Which his neighbor, hav endorsed him by their votes should be token by the balance of the county aa an rnow oi am WOftaineas and capability. pation, i ,rv Let'a Try it Any Way. Chickasaw Messenger. Gen. George thinks railrui supervi- facturiug interest in Mississippi, and he gives some very sound reasons for the faith that is in him. Let's try it anyway. Result of Clark County Primary. Meridian Observer. This Drimarv took nlaee Ut . i - j . i - rmvm. uiu resulted in the nomination of the follow ing gentlemen: For State Senator, Jno F. Smith of Jasper countv; Representa tive, A. D. Gordon; Floater W P Evans; Sheriff; E. P. Harris; Ore-ait" Clerk, J. H. Bell; Chancerv cWkT Mr VV eir. Postal Guide Crookedness. Special to The Times-Democrat. Washington, Aug 10 Postmaster General Gresham sent for Major Kirbv chief of the railway mail service and editor of the Postal G aide, tosday and . " u , J "J "e aa been fur nishine so much unmvnunrr . , lrr!?H$h Mifflin 4 Co!" f, weu Hie volume of the Gm1e ? to e government nsarW MAMA - 6" 'eminent .CZia Tr'- i7- i more than it Major Kirbv answered defend fagh , acuoa, when den. Gresham asked sharply if he was not in the pav of th Boston p-bliohers, He admTtid' that he was. "Yon will then, sir hand your resignation imWi.wl! " e Up Gen. Orp-Kam 'a rA TV"'... do ia tutwuMMmalii -oy ratling to aal.7; a. arr"J' reWved. His .ZT'TTsT toe bob oaaa pc The amount ttu nnUU TLmsT xT.?" "bout by the rovernnMai i kt? fore. ininM r. , ,e The ten unoeoesaarUynaM m mm una than. said thaVi. rW tLil60!000- is New Yokk, August It. Th committee ol tne i nit-d Mates Sg Committee on Labor mid Kdiic began its sessions to-dav in the .I- i. -il- .i omce ounuinir, uie metnuen nrinoit lngrvnator illuir, of New Haouaa Chairman; George, of MiasiatipaiiJU of Alabama; Call, of Florida, audi rich, of Rhode Island. The sjccial subject of invetigatsa striKes nun moor movements m the objects bcinir to obtain informal which may be used in securing las legislation to prevent iiictn. The first witness to-dav wan Workman John Campbell, ol PH lie tcstihed that he hiol been i graph operator over tweaty vram. been connected with the Knights of Inir and Brotherhood of Tel two vears. There were between! and l!UXh telegraphers in the I Slates and Canada members of Brotherhood, and the whole menu was about 2-2,M. The cause of the strike was the sal to grant the demand on the put tne operator lor iiicreastMt con tion, decrease in hours and extra pensation for Sunday. Since 1S70 salaries of telegraph operators bad systematically cut down, and the of the strike was to brine the ritt eotopaaannoa back to it former a aro. i i porn tors were now u-iiu I la salnrv per month, the averars n thronghout the country king about for commercial oiierator-, and month for railroad operators. Thci iifre rate for railroad operators in n sylvauia, hv actual census, i-t-'i month. The rate of wages for tin commercial operators now mured f 80 to 8,- per month. The salarie. New YorkCitv were higher than in the smaller cities, with (he eieepli of New Orleans. Memphis and Nn ville, where the scale of wages was ski equal to that in this city. The le rates for commercial oM-rator from CSS to $40 nor month for opera at all wav stations. Ilefore the reds tion in wages the rate- were from tai ty-five to forty per cent, higher at present. In lH7u a firt-class ow tor could uiuke from M to 1 month. These rates extended back to the tion of the beginning of the war, when scale was about the same as at press tor railroad operators, and thst tor x mercial men a little higher. The W ern Union Companv cinplnvs aq of all the operator- in the country about two-thirds arc railroad oner: The American Rapid Coin pan v only ei ploys about one-fifth as mauy ojsrutoi as the Western Union. The protea the motherhood wa uirainnt all panies and all emplovcrs of tel operators. The rate of wages wet considered to be sufficient to live oa, was much below that of common laborers in manv instances. The con Dailies were utile to nnv liiirder wire W their men without increasing their rst for service to the public. Tins w?e dent from the large dividends paMW the Western Union, besides their I"" ties for transmitting messages had best increased by the invention of dupieI and quadruplex Instrument. Ther has been no reduction iu tariff in coote quence of these improvement, bat. oa tne otner hand, the wages oi oper" reduced. The number of operator doubled since 1870, while the fsciUU" of companies had more than donMN- The Western I n ion in that VOtf hO" handled 7,01)0,000 messages, and I4 year the number was .WXH),we. t C'amnholl rc.,, tha historV-S.al -1 .. . r., ... . MA ae since it began. nrr " TJ tiorTor-riA Hrotherhoisi, be ou held in Chicago last March, at which bill of grievances was drawn up. Tot was presented to the different local a semblies of the Brotherhood through the United States and Canada, wa unanimously ratified the action of ta convention. Returns to the Executi" Board were made out two months set and a committee was instructed topf sent the demands of the operators to different companies, and they were empowered to arbitrate upon all prep sitions that might le made by the ea panieg. On the 16th of July demands w0 presented to the Western I'nion, Aaaf can, Rapid, Baltimore, and Ohio (ea mercial) and numerous telephone co panies. The only answer yet received one from the American Rapid CD,P,V; which has partially acceded to the mands of the Brotherhood. The nnsner nf the Western truss Company to the appeal of the operstoo was that it was not known whether committee had authority to speak m the employees of the company, tsppf" bell said that ninety per cent of the em ployees were members of the Brotser hood. Operators had frequently p Olplpi anaraaa tr. Wal managers 101 - o .v-d w . . . i an -a - i ... . kail DSva '"vihiw oi wages, oui iuw i disregarded. It was generally behevte that the Western Union Company to" a well established svstem of blacM men who made application for an crease of wages, and took the first oppor tunity to discharge them upon r; teXt r innttio, V.rA.ili.ltl WSS 8O0WB by local managers, aad skill was ' j diooouat. Tbe svstem of mtiniw"?" i w practiced by the officials ox vomnany. Mnce 18. o sevtw, menu had been started te organise tne operators, but all faded on account thu system of intimidation. .pt- .We tbi of an a" .