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OfteUl Jarmal ot tie sute of Mississippi.
J. L. rOWKHy- JL K. JAYIf E. OXE TEAR, BETCT MOUTHS, H 80 ... 1 00 at the Pi ef Jtafaea u AwwMSiw Wednesday . October 8. 188& iMDS COCITi JOHT TICHT. DEMOCRATIC NOMINEES. For District Attorney th District, B. K. MILLER, of Copiab. For Senator 'R District, JOKES 8. HAMILTON. For Representative, J. K. McNEELY. For Sheriff, 8. E. THOMAS. For Chancery Clerk, W. T. RATLIFF. For Circuit Clerk, W. H. POTTEB. For Treasurer, D. X. BROWN. For Surrey or, W. T. COLLINS. Supervisors. First District E. 8. MicHleton. Second " W. U. Chicheater, Fourth " Thos. McClelland. Fifth " Isydore Strauss. REPUBLICAN NOMINEES. For Repr'--nUtive: IL AKLEOD, L. K. ATWOOD, ATM, M ROBERTSON. For Assessor: E E. PERKINS. For Coroner and Ranger D. J. BUCKLEY. For Supervisor Third District i E. V. JONES. Attention is called to the letter from Hon. W. Wi Stone, of Washington county, to Maj K. C Wall on the sub ject of Jute culture and his machine for the decortication of the plant. Eexy F. Mn.i.ER charged with mur der in Upson county, Ga., several years ago was arreted near Went Point a few days since. He had just come from Tesa- and was visiting his uucle. THE rumor that the Natchez, Jack son and Coluuibus Railroad has lreen sold to the Illinois Central, is contra dicted by the Natchez Democrat, which should le good authority on the subject. TflE American Scythe is a paper pub lished by C. B. Brown, a colored man. He says it will be devoted to the eleva tion of the colored race. We wish it mccesa ami shall gladly commend all we -cc i" it that wo ran approve. Tub statement made last week that Mr. I.. C. Masengale of Floyd, La., had taken hi- daughter, Miss Lillie to the Convent of the Sacred Heart was an rrror. Mr. Masscnjrale reconsidered, and has, we arc glud to state, placed her under the care of Mr- BL B. Ware, at S(. Margaret's Hall in this place. We have received a letter from St.irkville which b worth publishing but will be reserved for the next issue. From it we learn that their areubout 17o students already in attendance and the prospect isgood for the full complement from the counties. The name of den. II. K. Williamson, of Holly Springs is very favorably men tioned in connection with the position of chief clerk of the next House of Rep resentatives. Gen. Williamson was a gallant Confederate soldier und would make an excellent officer. !?lfe?ro and Civil Eight. Our readers are referred to "colored men in council" on the first page. This la a telegram sent to the Memphis Avar hutche. It shows the feeling among many of the leading colored men of the country and their determination to de mand social "equality." We wish to preface our remarks apon thaa subject by saying that we desire the welfare of the colored race. We have seen witn pleasure what we consider evidences of improvement, and signs of greater and more rapid improvements in the future, and we admire the spirit which prompts such men as Douglass and others dor attempting to do for their race, but we cannot endorse, nor can we admire this last step. It is out of rea son, it is an improper method, it is an invasion of the rights of the whites as a race and as individuals. It will oper ate to alienate many who are prepared to spend time and money for the ne groes as a race. Ana ngnt nere we call attention to the fact that there never was any people for whom more has been attempted and more done, both by the North and the South, and not less by the latter than the former. Social equality is the wrong phrase. It is social intermingling for which these colored leaders are clamoring. The phrase they use does however, admit their inferiority, and whoever heard of superiors mingling with inferiors. It is not the condition of affairs even among the whites and we doubt if it exists among the blacks. If the negroes are to move as a peo pie to prosperity and education, why attempt to force themselves where they are not wanted. Race pride, the -in stinct of social independence, should teach them to declare themselves sepa rate and distinct and yet the equals of the white. Let colored men establish their own hotels and patronize them and show to the world, that they can be conducted with as much decorum and propriety n our own can possibly be. Let them rather take a pride in their own schools and prove them equals to our own, instead of demanding an ad mixture. This spirit of lofty indepen dence will be worthy of applause and will receive it. We are glad to know that there are many eolored men in our .1 .1 . .1 . 1 . own tate inai lo take tins -land, as for the white people of the South they will yield to no demands in thedirec tion indicated. District schools, district hotel, they will have, and any attempt to force a different state of things will breed trouble, which must result disas trously for the black. Mississippians are willing to aid the black population and especially their children, but they will not do it at the price of thedegrada tion of their own offspring. Social in termingling is a matter which must be voluntary and could not be regulated by law even among white people and not attempted. We hope the leaders of the colored people in the South will frown down any attempt on the part of their people to force themselves upon the whites, and thus secure the respect which they now Possess in no small degree, but which thay will most assuredly forfeit bv anv other course. PanvmsKCC B. Dbax Clabio? iwrd much since the date letter, from New York, that I loss to know hew to condense ran se ttle reeult of my an epistle of reasonable length. This has been emphatically Odd Fel lows' Week. Everything seems to have an Odd look. The characters O. O. F.," the three links, and many other emblems of the Order, meet you at every turn in this very beautiful city of one hundred and six thousand inhab itants. The Clahios has many read ers among the Order at home, and for their special benefit I will note the prin cipal incidents and business of the ntty- ninth annual session of the Sovereign Grand Lodge, which commenced last Monday, and closed its labors to-day. The local committee of arrangements had provided for a steamboat excursion on Saturday last, a clam dinner with aU its accompaniments, a sail on the ocean, a visit to and carriage ride at ewport, all of which my colleagues, Messrs. Hanes and Lewd, participated in, and enjoyed to the fullest .extent. But I did not reach Providence until Monday morning, just in time to take part in the procession preliminary to the open ing of the Grand Lodge. The proces sion moved from the Narragansett hotel, a splendid band and three encampments in advance of the Grand Lodge, and on arriving at City Hall, an enterprising artist photographed the body from the steps of that building. The picture is a very good one, but Seutter would have procured a better. The Grand Lodge thea proceeded .to the hall selected for its sessions, and on arrival there cordial addresses of welcome were made by Governor Bourn, Mayor Hayward and Grand Master Coombs, of Rhode Island, which were fittingly responded to by Grand Sire Leech. By ten o'clock, the Grand Lodge was ready for business. The assignment of seats showed that one hundred and fifty-one persons were en titled to be present as Grand Represen tatives, who, with the Grand and Past Grand Officers, made up a total of near ly two hundred, including quite a num ber who are distinguished citizens in their several States. The reports of Crand Sire Leech, Grand Secretary Ross and Grand Treas urer Vansant were then submitted, and shows the order to have increased numer ically to the number of 1S,0o0 during last year, and the financial condition is better than for many years the avail able cash assets in treasury being $74, 772,55. In the Southern States there is a net loss of 2792 members Alabama and South Carolina Wing the only States showing a small increase. Several of the Eastern and Western States have more members than all the Southern jurisdiction combined for instance. In diana has 28,814, Illinois 35,984, Ohio 51,489, Pennsylvania, 8(5,813. The en- 21, 188. to many of the leading citizens of Prov- admjhnon fee of fifty cents is mm and ffence. WL Avery Ma natMf of this eacOTHowever it mav Si of my last afcy, and on the retirement of Ames, he canjdepart.iient, a sense f sak.' i J nmm i j os ssss t r smm. it . mm. mm sjpnmeu itsjav, aim is ww a nsauuuci ui ibjsjssshbbsbiob OI yoUMK and ar-! the City Council, and prospering inJBs tour M tMforafl special commissioners from M is several hnndred yards distant, cl owever ment, tainly been very kind to us during our stay in Providence, and for which they have our thanks and best wishes. We also had the great pleasure of minting to-day Mr. Charles Williams, proprietor of our Pearl River Foundry, who paid us the compliment of coming down from Boston to see us. Mr. Wil liams was at Niagara Falls when our press party were there, and he had ar ranged to pay the excursionists a sub- ; stantial compliment, but the absence of ; 1 . i r - r A nf.n tne manager ior a icw uums ucinu his good intentions. Mr. Williams is one of the progressive manufacturers of our State, he has a lively appreciation of the value of printers ink, and has a special liking for quill-drivers and type-setters. r vu BUHC epartment. entries H V1 I irtickt nf the to n the Aineri- being "sold" r yen make ! d countries represented by big signs, and articles of foreign manufacture, some of which were imported for the? Exhibition, and others collected from stores in New York, Best and Philadelphia. Every article is for aa) and the moat outrageous prices are asked. A few native Chinamen, Turks and Italians make up the repre sentative; the balance of those who sell goods are young men and women living in Boston, a few of whom wear foreign dresses, and affect foreign airs. Some very fine stationary, and some rare and very costly paintings save the Exposi tion from being considered a first-class fraud. There is no machinery in opera tion or on exhibition, and the whole foreign department is flat and tame com pared with the Exhibitions at Louis ville and Cincinnati. I shall leave Messers. Williams, Hanes and Lowd to inspect the American department, and will in a few minutes, take the Central Vermont train, and after a few days rest in the mountains near Montpelier, will start homeward. After all "there We are averse to digging up dead is sUeS) but we would be pleased to hear an account of the work of the tempor ary editor of the Vicksburg Herald in compiling Confederate Records. By noticing an extract from the Chickasaw Messenger he will find that others would be pleased to hear from him on thi subject also. Killing of J. G. Evans. in a qua ret at Hartman Mill near Brookhaven, Preston Smith killed .T. ( Evans, s;abbing him three times with a pocket knife. Smith escaped. He is a young man. and has only been married a short time. Evans was about 4; years o Id. and leaves a wife and eight chil dren Some of Preston's stock broke into Evans' field, and about thi-the men quarreled. Death of Col. A. M. Nelson. We are very sorry to learn of the death of Col. A. M. Nelson, which oc curred at his home in Carrollton on Monday last. Col. Xelson is well known here and the announcement of his death will be sad news to his many friends. He was Governor Stone's Pri vate Secretary and performed the duties of the office with satisfaction and abili ty. His son Andrew went up from this place in time to he with bis father in his last illness. IS a private letter to the associate editor, Col. Power confirms as a fact the conjecture that he has not written to any candidate for his vote for the pub lic printing. He states, however, at the same time that he has invested largely in making preparations to do the work and will again be a candidate for Public Printer. In thus offering himself he conceives that he is exercising the right he has in common with every citizen of the State, and shall make the race fairly and squarely and stand on his merit, with the best of wishes for his rivals, should he have a successful competitor. A Mob in Pahs Insults King Alfonso. A mob made insulting demonstrations toward King Alfonso of Spain during his recent visit to Paris. It Jias had the effect to arou" great indignation in Spain and greatly to strengthen the King's cause at home. Alfonso does not, however, consider the French govern ment responsible for the demonstration. He was received most cordially bv Prime Minister Terry, ami Minister of foreign Attain. Challeme-Lacoiir. Al fonso left Paris for Madrid on the 18th instant. His arrival will probably qui the indignation in hi government. In this isssue will be found Maj. Barks dale a defense of himself against the at tacks of the Vicksburg Herald. It very full and complete and shows con clusively that he was in full accord with the leading Democrats aud Conser vatives on all the main questions then before the people. The effort then up permost was to throw off Radical rule, and any means which promised this result was looked to with favor. Any arraign ment of Barksdale brings before the bar of the public also Lamar, George, Lowry Featherston, Calhoon and many others whom the Herald is fond of praising; in deed it involves the entire body of the party. We think oar people will be found to prize actions more than names, results more than means. . f land I ,.- own The proposition to have a Southern on the next Democratic ticket for President, originated, we think, with the Meridian Mercury, and has been by many paper throughout the This certainly accords with our feeling, but we are in for a strong ticket and victory next time. If the presence of a Southern name will not weaken the ticket before the nation, then by all means let us have it. Bat et us subordinate any local preferences o a policy for success. The Mercury uggests Mr. Lamar and he seems to be pokeaof with more et mentiened. Tho '.as seen fit to attack id various occasion a, and whiU were specific, and ens under discus- The temporary editor of the Herald after reading a proposition from a Simp s n county correspondent exclaims, "The fools are evidently not all dead yet.'' He niight have come to this con clusion nearer home. We agree with him that the proposition for the govern ment to lend money even on the best of security, is not likely to receive much serious consideration, it would be much more likely to borrow and pay an inter est than to lend and receive it. This is owing more, however, to the sources from which such distinct propositions come thau to the merits of the question?-. There are, however, a few propositions that will be regarded as much more ab surd, for instance the attempt to blacken the political record of Maj. Barks- dale, or a proposition to again employ the Herald's temporary editor to hunt up Confederate Records. It may be equally absurd and unnecessary for us to notice such pusillanimous attempts. This would beCassius of the Mississip pi press, knows full well that he cannot impose upon those who are well posted in the political history of the Sute; it is upon the younger men that it must hope to make an impression, and : . i. - r . i , . . ii is iieiore ineui alone mat we deem it necessary to point out the tacts which of themselves do contradict the Herald. In his remarks, since he is devoid of legitimate argument, he re sorts to an attempt at something which we hardly know whether to character ize as humor or sarcasm, as it is a little of both, and very little of either. In alluding to the relations of Barksdale and I.amar, he mixes up thu.i and now with great innocence. AU our state ments on this subject are backed with the most satisfactory documentary evi dence. We dislike to entertain our readers with a subject so purely personal and only do so to point out the envious ef forts which emanate from a single source to detract from the usefulness of the next Congressman from this dis trict. Boston, Sept. 22, 1883. Nearly all the delegates to the Sover eign Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows left Providence on Saturday. We remained over Sabbath, and your correspondent having placed- himself under the guar dianship of Grand Secretary Wm. R. Baker, a member of the Congregational : y no piaCe jjke home," be it ever so Church, passed the day most pleasantly, j humble, be it ever so poor. I would not Prior to the morning service, we visited j excaang Mississippi for the great Em several of the principal churches, includ- j pjre 0f tiie North, nor swap Jack ing one where there is a chime ot bells SOD) wjtj, jjer yellow-top weeds along the which are operated as easily as a cabi centre f Capitol and north State street net organ. All of the churches are foT tne granite and marble thoroughfares large and elegantly fitted, and well at-1 of tnii, "Hub" of the Universe tended. There are about sixty churches Yours, J. L. P. in Providence. In the Congregational church, which I attended in the morn ing, the following is the manner of ser vice: The pastor, Rev. Dr. Vose opened the bible and read a passage, "Mine eyes look unto thee; in thee is my trust " The choir, (standing in rear of the pul pit) sang a hymn commencing with same words. A short prayer was then offered, followed by the reading of 78th psalm. Then the choir and congregation sang the Long Metre Doxology. "Praise Cod from whom all blessings flow," etc. The pa-tor then read a selection from Dan iel, after shich a hymn was sung, "How Calm and beautiful the Morn, that gilds the sacred tomb." The pastor then of fered the general prayer, which was preceded by the Lord's prayor. "The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof," was then rendered by a splen" did quartette, after which the congre" gatiou sang, "Shout the glad tidings' exultingly sing." Then followed a well written and well-read discourse of twenty-five minutes on the book of Daniel. A hymn and the benediction closetl the service. We then paid a visit to the Sunday School of the Universalist "Church of the Mediator," and were shown through its several departments by its Superin- Kraiu The proceedings of the Jefferson county Democratic convention will be found in this issue. The nominations are the very best. We are glad to jnotice that our old friend Capt. Harper will be returned to the Legislature. We like the plan of allowing each delegation to cast exactly the number of votes it represents. The Inter-State Levee Convention d in Vieksburg Monday the The States of Mississippi, and Arkankas were repre- tendent, Mr. Wm. S. Johnson, who ap- tire membership under the jurisdiction i pears to be one of the most active and of the Sovereign Grand Ixidgc, is 510,-1 useful men in Providence. On entering 414. The loss in the Southern States is j the Rihle e.Iaan room the nnstor Rev- accounted for by the iuducementsoflered by the several beneficial societies, which pay certain sums in the event of death. To counteract these, the Odd Fellows iii Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, New York, and other States where the Order is most prosperous, have established endowment societies, numbering thous ands, and paying large benefits. The Sovereign Grand Lodge, by a vote taken to-day, has again refused to engraft sucn a teature upon tne uraer, but commends the same to the several juris dictions as a separate and independent organization. The great event of the week was THE PUBLIC PARADK On Tuesday afternoon. There has been II. W. Rugg, was discoursing on the lesson of the day the call o Samuel. Dr. Rugg is one of the most prominent Masons of Rhode Island. In 1877 he made the acquaintance, at Cleveland, of the lamented Wm. A. Fairchild, and made tender reference to him during our conversation. In the afternoon, at 3 o'clock we vis ited the Sunday School of the Congre gational church. The total present was 309; the infant class numbered 60. There is also a large bible class, and a room especially for Chinese, about twenty of whom attend regularly. They are all young men, and seem to appreciate this opportunity of being instructed in the English language and in the Christian As-euibl 18th inst. Ijouisiana sentetl. The following is a list of delegates: Mississippi.!. L. Alcorn, W. A. Percy, E. Jeffords, John Willis, John S. Williams. Louisiana B. F. Jonas, H. H. Wilk- -- i a tt r r i n II ins, r. t Mneias, ri. . ugueoj v. n. Moore, W. J. Wylie. Arkansas Wm. H. Howes, James B. Miles, Patrick Hem v. Col. Percy was made permanent chair man. A committee on resolutions was ap pointed consisting of Messrs. Alcorn, Williams, Wylie, Shields Henry and Howes. Addresses were made by Messrs. Jonas and Alcorn. Gov. Lowry was called for but made only a few remarks in which he wished them success. The convention is still in session. the Herald: motives which 1 will not char- but will leave a fair-minded to judge, in frequent numbers of Herald of recent dates, extracts have been paraded conspicuously from my writings in The Cxanlov of 1874, accompanied with bitter invective. In order that my reply may reach the pub lic through the same channel in which I hr. "e been arraigned, I request the use of the columns of the Herald. These extracts are unaccompanied by any statement whatever of the circumstances under which the articles from which they were taken, were written and are calculated, if not intended, by a care ful suppression of these circumstances to convey a false impression of my course. For the purpose of reply, I will copy the extracts just as they are printed in the Herald ; Yicksburg Herald, Sept. 9th 1883. We dislice to disturb the serenity of lthe Warwick or Mississippi," but the path of duty is not generally "the primrose path of alliance," and however disagreeable the task of delving through old flies, partic ularly in warm weather like this, the de mands of duty must be obeyed. la examining some old papers that re cently feel under our observation, we came across toe following in the Jackson Clab lo', a journal of which the lion. K. Barks dale was then, and until very recently, the editor. The passages we quote do not sound much like a "Christmas caroi," bat when they were published they answered as a New Year's requiem for the deal Demo cratic paity, the party which, for theree quarters of a century, had braved the bat tle and the breeze, as well in peace as in war, in sunshine as ie storui aud tempest. Here is what the Hon. E. Barksdale then had to sav of the Democratic party : only one larger demonstration since the religion. Each pupil has a teacher all organization of the Grand Lodge, and j ladies, with one exception who were that was at Philadelphia in 1876. Lodges and Encampments were present from s.'veral States, and the grand column teaching the alphabet, or very simple words. This is a good way of preaching the gospel to the heathen, as nearly all including some seventy different bodies ; will return to their native land, and no and aggregating neaily five thousand i doubt will be impressed with the kind persons, was interspersed with forty interest that has been taken in them in bands of music. The members of the ! America. Grand Lodge rode in carriages. I had the pleasure of meetins in Prov- in the alphabetical order of States, j idence, on Sunday afternoon, Mrs Johns each carriage being labeled on (mother of Alfred and Calvit Johns.) Dr. J. M. Bvrd and Mr. Henry Cal houn were indicted last Wednesdey by the Grand Jury of Jasper couuty for the murder of Capt. W. M. Brame. The latter, it will be remembered, was shot by Dr. Byrd sometime since, and Mr. Calhoun is accused of complicity. The Bars of Tippah and Bent6n counties have passed resolutions of com pliment and endorsement of the official course of Mr. Jas. T. Fant, the present District Attorney. Dr. Rotjdebtjkh has now about 60 students and has reason to believe that before many weeks his school will num ber 75 or 80. His large and well ar ranged school building will be ready for use by next Monday. He has accommo dations for about 20 boarders. He has Jackson Clarion, January 1, 1874 "The Vicksburg Herald don't agree with us that the Democratic party has outlived its day, and that it ought, after 17 years of ignominious failures and defeats, to give piace to a new organization better adapted to the necessities of ibe times and the spirit and temper of the masses, and better cal culated to achieve the reforms which the country needs.' s "Maryland, Kentucky. Virginia, Georgia, Tenuessee aud Texas have been secured against radicalism by their own over whelming white majorities and the opera tions of influences that don't xnd elsewhere. Having these majorities at their back the Democratic leaders drew the race line, and thus established a precedent for Uadical imitation fatal to Ilemoeratic a-eeudency in the Southern States where the blacks have the numbers." The Ute elections in Iowa, Wisconsin. Illinois, Kansas and other Westers !?tatet, including California, show that the people are rffe for dismissing the Republican party from power, provided they ae not forced to a choice between it and the Demo cratic party, which they have again and again and again repudiated. The people do not well understand how they can gue ce'sfully carry on a crusade against corrup tion by selecting as an instrument il ty for the work an organization which is a" deep in the filth and mire of Tammany frauds, Credit Mobilier infamies aud back salary grabbling as it- antagonist. Jackson Ci.uion, January 22, 1874, " The MeiiJian Qnttette is very much mis taken in supposing that the 'tepuhlican newspapers and politicians look with favor on the idea which is perceptibly working itt ay into the minds of the masses that the Democratic party has outlived its use fulness, and by lesson of its loss of public eonfidence, after 17 years of niecessive de teats, ought to be laid on the shelf for a newer, purer tnd more athletic party through which its principles eoiil I be pre served and put into practice.'' tub srrcATios is 1874. A century of ordinary events has oc curred in the history of Mississippi, and of national parties, since these editor ials were written. At that period, Mis sissippi was practically in a condition of territorial vassalage. Civil govern ment had lieen substituted for military rule in form only. A government of alien?, and incapable freediuen had taken the place of the latter, but the hitherto governing class was still pinioned with the bayonet by federal troops that were quartered amoug them to aid and abet their plunderers. The predomi nant motive in the minds of the peo ple who were robbed, humilated and persecuted, was to secure at least im- partial treatment from without, while they struggled with a courage born al- i , . . a.reauy aoout a uozen. vn evening moit of despair to throw ofl tbe yoke w ith the doctor and his targe family kj The National Dem- ocratic party iu 1SC8, had generously Death of Willie Torrey. We are called upon to record at this early period a death at the A. and M College, that of Willie T. Torrey, son of Robert D. and Mary Torrey, of Union Church, Jefferson county, Miss. Young Torrey is a relative of Mrs. D. M. Wil kinson, of this place, and was quite a promising young man. About 16 yean of age, he had just left his home intent upon a hard course of study and with bright hopes before him. He was not well bofore leaving home, and that terri ble type of fever known aa hematuria, which was no doubt already in hjs sys tem, made itself known on last Wednes day and by Sunday the asuHerer was with his God. His brother George was with him in the latter part of his illness. He will be boned at the college for the present. To his afflicted parents and friends we extend our unavailing sym pathy, and point them to Him who alone eaa dry the tear of sorrow. Pnblie Speaking at Edwards. There will be a grand Fusion rati ffca- tton meeting at Edwards next Saturday, Oct. 6th. Speeches will he made by Judge S. S. Calhoun, Messrs. Oliver Clif ton, Jones S. Hamilton, Jan. Hill, M. M. McLeod and J. J. Johnston. the sides so as to show whence the occupants hailed. The sidewalks, bal conies, and every spot available along the route, was occupied. The comments as we passed through the ordeal, were various. "Them down South fellows!" came from a group of boys; "Cotton!" "O, ye rebels!" and the word "Mississip pi," and "Mississippi River," we heard a thousand times, A group of young men evidently students, were especially complimentary to our State aud we in vited them to come down and see us. The people are not aa demonstrative as in Dixie; such a procession, passing through Canal, St. Charles, or Camp streets in New Orleans, would have re ceived a livelier, though perhaps a not more Jhearty greeting. Occasionally groups ef ladies and children would wave their handkerchiefs to Mississippi and we did or politest in return. After the procession, the carriages containing the members of Grand Lodge were driven rapidly through tbe suburbs of the city and all voted Providence as one of the handsomest, cleanest and most hospitable cities in the Union. The Sovereign Grand Lodge has been very aptly styled, "The Senate of Odd Fellowship." Nearly all tbe work is prepared by standing committees, dur ing the first four days and passed upon during the two last days. The daily proceedings are printed in book form and each member supplied with fifteen copies. Business is considered in the order in which it appears in the printed journal, so that no item is overlooked. Tbe Grand Officers are elected biennial ly, so that there was no election this ses sion, and a proposition to have biennial and her daughter, Mrs. Preston Jones the latter a resident of Providence, and to-day, a I was passing through the foreign department of the Boston Expo sition, I met Miss Bonnie Johns, who kindly made herself known to me. She is now living in Austin, Texas, and she and her mother are on a visit to friends in these part. UK BOSTON. It is forty -five miles trom Providence to Boston. The time is one hour and the fare one dollar. We left Providence yesterday morning at 9:30, and arrived here at 10:30. The Boston and Provi dence depot is a building worth seeing cost $800,000, and affords every comfort and convenience, on ample scale, for pas sengers. As you enter the depot, the first thing that attracts your attention is a request to leave on the table where the notice is posted all papers you may have read on train, to be sent to the hos pitals and other charitable institutions. It illustrates how everything is utilized in this section o the country. Our friend Charley Williams, of Jackson, was at the depot as if expecting us. We at once started out sight-seeing, our first visit being to the Masonic Tem ple. Grand Secretary Nickerson re ceived us cordially, and showed us through the immense structure, seven stories high, with rooms for Lodges, Chapters, Commanderies and Consisto-' ries, all costing about one million dol lars. The "refreshment" room comfort ably seats four hnndred, and will be occupied next Monday night, where St. John's Lodge will celebrate its one hun dred and fiftieth anniversary. Mason - convinced us that no pains are spared to render those under his charge entire ly comfortable. The table presents a generous bill of fare. We see no reason why this school which has begun so well should not be come of such size and character as to be an institution of which the town may justly be proud, Tribute to Col. J. L. Power. f .... . . l v i. : A i instead of annual sessions, though voted . ... i , , ...... . honorable. It has alwavs been a great power for good in this, and indeed in We take great pleasure in repro ducing the following; extract from the Fayette Chronicb of Sept. 28th. We had not heard before of these pleasant j UH t ,..;t i mnni'j 1 inrl insprt f hpm ViforA niir friend gets back. Co-Editor: While on the Press Excursion, Col. J. L. Power, the manager, was so untiring and useful in his services, that the mem bers felt that some mark of apprecia tion should be bestowed upon him. The lady members, while in Cincinnati, took up a collection and purchased him a handsome and suitably inscribed Ma sonic watch charm. The presentation was made by Col. P. K. Mayers, of the Paseagoula Democrat-Star in a very neat and appropriate manner. The gentlemen also purchased a valuable gold pen, and this was presented to the Colonel with a very graceful little speech, by Capt. Frank Burkitt, of the Okolona Messenger. It is impossible to tell how much rower did for us on that trip. He was the "Father" of the crowd, and every one followed him with perfect confidence. He made all arrangements for transportation, check ed all baggage, and all the rest of us had to do was to go quitely and con tentedly ahead. When he left as at Jamestown, New York, We felt as if we had lost our parent, and for a time were lost. The Colonel has added another link to the long Chain of kidnesa that he has formed in the memory of the press and people of Mississippi, invited them to meet them in the Presi dential Convention of that year to make common cause aga:nst the dominant party. I was honored by an appoint ment as delegate to that Convention, and was selected by the Mississippi del egation to represent Mississippi in the Platform Committee. The complete failure of the movement is well remem bered. The party to which our attach' ments naturally belonged, suffered a crushing defeat, and was powerless to help us. Our experiment had brought no relief, but had intensified the rage of the dominant party and rekin dled the fires of persecution. In this emergency, our people with unparalleled unaminity resolved upon a new departure. Dissolving their con nection with the National Democracy, they decided to make their contest for self-government under a banner inscribed rHE NATIONAL UNION PARTY." REPUBLICAN Another honored name remains to he added that of the Hon. W. L Sharkey, who published a letter in Tea Ct.tRlox strongly supporting the movement. In this list of men who proposed to ignore the name and organization of the Democracy, are citizens who have since been the recipients of the highest honors the State could best row. One of them had been called to the Chief Magistrcy of the State; another to represent her in the Senate cf the United States; others in the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress; others on the bench of the Chancery, Circuit and Supreme Courts ; others in various other posi tions of trust. The advice which they gave to the people "to support the Na tional Union Republican party" was followed. For pursuing, in ,company with them, the line of policy which they marked out, why am I designated by the Herald for reproach and condemna tion? But more: Still pursuing the same line of policy, in 1872, the National Democratic Party retired itself; and its members formed under" the banner of the " LIBERAL REPUBLICAN PARTY" With Horace Greely, a lile-time Repub lican as their candidate for the Presi dency. With few, if any exceptions, all the citizens who signed the above mentioned address of Judge Johnston and others, and had rallied "to the sup port of the National Union Republican Party," supported the "Liberal Repub lican" Presidential ticket in 1872. In 1873, still pursuing the same plan of totally ignoring what was left of the National Democratic Party after it had abandoned itself in 1872, the Democrats, or Conservatives, or by whatever name were called the "real citizens" referred to in the address of Judge Johnston and others again decided "to support" "A REPUBLICAN- STATE TICK E I " To pave the way to this end. a State Convention was held at Meridian on the 17th of Septemter, 1S73, with the avowed purpose to declare it "inexpe dient" to put a ticket in the field. At a meeting of the State Cominitte, the following resolution was offered bv Hon. S. S. Calhoon: "Whereas we hold the welfare of the State as if importune- Htemnurailjf inptettr to party ft tilfy, aud that the public jtuod can reasonably be lioped to be advanced only by the dixbawimrut of our jHtrtii and the arranjrements of any future party Unison other bases than those of race and color therefore be it resolved by the Executive Committee of the Democratic party of Mis sisHipp, that a Convention of the patty be called at Meridian on the 17th September, 1S78, to nominate, or decline to nominate, candidates for the coining election, and that we earnestly ail vise the party ffesfrwy itt organization and release its members mem bers from any further fealty to it. In reply to an intimation in the Her ald of that date, that the the editor of The Clarion originated the resolution, .lucge calhoon puoiisiieo a card assum ing its authorship and vindicating the policy indicated. The Convention met at Meridian as called. Not wishing to trespass too far on your columns, I w ill mention a part only of the members who favored the policy suggested by Judge Calhoon, and voted for the resolution which was adopted, that it was "inexpedient" to put a ticket in the field : Messrs. 3. M. .Stone, of Tishomingo; B. T. Kimbrough, of Benton; Oeorge L. Potter, Oliver Clifton, Marion Smith, J. R. Yerger, Frank Johnston, James Shelton, T. A. McWillie, R. L. Saun ders, and J. L. Power E. Richard Son (whose nomination for Governor the temporary editor of the Herald w ho now assails me has subsequently sup ported) of Hinds ; J. S. Iluuim, J. J. Shannon, A. G. Horn, John W. Smith, W. P. Evans, J. G. McArthur of Lav- derdal; R. O. Reynolds, Baxter M. Fa.t lnnd of Monroe; A. J. Baker, of Mont gomery, (now of Lafayette);.!. G.Hall of Panola; H. M. Street of Prentiss: Jeft' Wilson of Pontotoc; J. M. Jayne, S. D. Robbins, Robert Lowry, A. G. Mayers, J. L. McCaskill, A. J. Frantz, of Rankin; J. S. Eaton of Smith; W. H. Fitzgerald of Tallahatchie; L. M. Garrett of Leake; W. S. Featherston and W. F. Hyer of Marshall, and num erous others. Previous to the assemblinsr of the 0 Meridian Convention, I was in receipt of numerous letters from well-known citizens oi ine oiate urging tne course that was adopted by that body. Among others, the following from an eminent citizen, who, since theTOverthrow of Re publican rule has been elevated to a post of great responsibility : "I am decidedly opposed to the nomina tion of any Conservative, or Democratic State ticket, and as the surest way to en sure thi -i end, I am opposed to the as-em bling of any Stlte Convention. - I believe that the Demueratie, or Conserva- j tive organization in the State, ought to It t'Hxpora'djf, if not per manfully dixbandtd. J sissippi, met his concurrence. The author of these letters with a full knowl edge by the people of his conservative course, and his hearty co-operation with me in the position which I maintained, was elevated to a still higher place by tbe people of Mississippi as soon as they obtained control of their own affairs. Though our position in Mississippi during these eventful years was excep tional and anomolous, Democrats in other States where self-government had never been overthrown, and where there was no great emergency to force them to similar endeavors, were moved by the same impulse. For example the Hon. W. A. Payne, of Ohio, who had recently been elected to Congress and i now prominently mentioned for the Presidency, wrote as follows: "My solemn conviction is that thr Demo cratic party alouf without thr axtixtauce of liberal HrpnMicaHt can do nothing." Senator Thurmau on the 5th of No vember, 1874, said to a ratification meet ing: 'The victor v we are celebrating means more th in a Democratic victory. It means thut dead issues shall remain dead is.-ues and that no party can succeed upon any other but the living issues." Hon. William S. Grosbeek who has long held a position second to no other in the confidence of the Democratic party in Ohio, (May oth, 1878) said : "The historical Democratic party it tpoi -ed. blundering constantly during the last ten years, and shattered by manv defeats, it tnrr'endered finally in the latf Prctideutial .lectin,:. The new party should be differ ent from a recast of the old one. There shuuld be no eiclusiveuess nbout it. Il should be made up of present Democrat. and all Republicans who are offended bv the poliey and tendency of the present Ad minlstrat on. The new organiiation ahould be the joint work of Democrats and Repub licans, aud bnth should be equally a? home neither the gueslx of the other ll should oppose all form of monopoly. Monopolies are an outrage and an ott.-in'r to the people." These extract were all of -iiuilnr tenor to tbe editorials which 1 wrote for The Clarion of contemporaneous date. They emanated from Democrats of high standing in the State whose gov ernments were controlled by their own citizens, and yet they were not arraigned for treason to the Democratic party, nor its wrincinles. In the same year the a pemoeratfl from most of tbe North western States had practically retired from the field as a separate organization and had fought as Reformers with all others who sought the overthrow of the Remihliean Administration. Mississip pi in the course she had pursued wa followmsr their example, and that ot Virginia. Tennessee, Arkansas and Othe Southern States that bad already es tabtisiieu tneir Duuenooo. i aicniug the inspiration of these movements and looking solely to the re-establishment of Citizens Rule in Mississippi, f said in ThkCi.MUOX of February ll'tli. 17!: "To Mississipp aus the jood oi the statt ought to be, and we are Mire, will be para mount to party consideration. What i wanted BOW, is the banishment of strife between the races. An incorruptible and capable jndieiarv. An honesi a-t e-'onomi eal government. A reduction of taxes." And again as follows : Ciabiox May C7th, lsTl. "Wow is the great opportunity for tin par ty of opposition Democratic, Conservative or what not to Hadir-alitm. Let it cut loosi' freni the dead issues of the past, dis continue the squabble over the conatiln ti.mal amendments and other Impractica ble i-siies which Cn bring no fruits lint evil, aud take high, bold, progressive ground on what are really the live paramount QUa tions of the hour (iiitming them). If Mm ! arty of opposition to Jladiciilu.ni would bring itself up to the height of the occasion, throw to the winds the ideas which In longed to a past age die oiling idle preju dice, strike hands with all wum of all former parties n-ho are iriltimj to xiipna1 a ijoeern mi nt of tin kind they will carry the Ovan try in the next general election's with such a whirlwind of popular feeling as has not been w itnessed in this day and feneration Let the people of the South stand ready to act irith Utoxt irho trill help them to tnl.r 'mre nf their l iijhts.'' had been sffii;..., whom they have sin T5 tneir tfovcrnora, their fcuj ' ucpresentative. their HuJT J their Judges, and the nu&.;,Ui",H urally arise why is i, down while m. TT1 U me piauaen and; clothed with X 1 deserved honors? J cosclcsiox I have hsit-it..t oecai.se! could not umWT 1 people would be benefit b7. versy relatinir to . M m no relevancy to the m. H now engaging ,heir aft people are more interest ' I shall do as their Repr0 J ' t h wrote eoneSTJ issues ten years ago. msr mv convict;. . . " I will , the future as tbf ' with confidence nnaa it-i. judgment, and invoke them i 3 but I ear:'" v u.- I "aiijw,j UkiJ "und These editorials I have reason io know expressed the predominant feeling of our people. They and the movements they helped to create, all converged to the one great end of reclaiming Misxu sippi from misrule, and to TIIE TAX-PA YEHs REVOLt 'l IOX which was formally inaugurated as fol lows on the 16th of November 1874: The meeting of the Tax-Pavers of Hind was called to Order, a nl Dr. Kobt. Kell was app onted Chairman. Messrs Rttllff. Nugent, Barksdale, Wharton, Galceraa ami Iji. C. nlcKee addressed the iu eting. E. Barksdale from the Committee on Res olution, reported as follows: Jiexolrrd, That the ultimate confiscation of the property of the citizens of the Bttte musr necessarily follow from the increase of burdensome taxation. Jiesolred, That w e organize ourselves into an association to be known as the Tax-Payers League of Hinds county. Col. Nugent moved that "a committee be appointed by the Chair to prepare an ad dress to the Tax-Paycis of the .State and in vite them to hold a St ite Convention at Jackson, on Monday, the til, , lav of Janua ry next. The Chair unpointed j' . George, Henry Musirrov. and Win. Palmer said committee. Short Letter From ta B,etn EDtTORsCLAKbiNThiuk might tolerate the experieae. more pre- exctirsioaurt I hsr J you . lew lines. After parti Col Power, who added greatly t, pleasure and comfort, we pra homeward. Our run to Cm..;,,"'? i i . . . picHxaut ami uneventful We prcuy viewoi Lace Ctnitaqua train. At tins point the bound pilgrims divided, some Sf I.ollis r.e.if.. -j I .. . .1 . ... ,VB um tanooga. N ith a few others I mostbeautifulaiiddcliglitinlpafi,, on tne i incinnnti Southett. in we could have perfect comfort il I I? .i 1 joy tne ueiigntiui scenery. All from Lexington to t'hattanoop j, one grand panorama, our prire tinnaJly unfolding new lo.uitie. - a nip one uigiit in the active lilU( which lies on the clear and hnd nessee and at the fool of the uwt ot Lookout Mountain, ne t. selves again in motion on tht iu the Sabbath ami at 7 in the ev quitted our companions at Tin 1 Ins is one 01 the un.-t I . . . . . LL - D .1 .i places iu inr nunin, tne strnti green w ith live oaks and laid out and spacious. It is the old 4 1.1 1 .'II . i .iiaiiaiiiu. aiio is miii i ne sat university and other nourishing as well as l her insane asylum, society i delightful. As it was the place of my birtkd I Had not runted tor tinny years. tWiH of calling ot old memories and awotiu u.i ...i - , uiu-u no- n mi eiuouoiis which Xtrt once joyous and sad. went to house of Dr. Jamex Guild, Sr. ht my father's friend and family pb and his family took nic at once to hearts. He had a lovely famili, while the doctor and his wifelm In-fore me the vivid past, his day Mis Ellen and Mis. Virginia Hall .?ii. . .i , me impcrcepiiiii v out oi uie alMtiMM the past Into the gjinahine of the i ent. We visited the the (crave of mv many old friend.-. Alter a stav oi a lew U;iv impressed w ith the culture ami ment of the city which has long ! known as the Athens of the .Smth. Raima. o' t (1 Al d 1 t. fa rs. ii t at at laafcii lv the y lb Its .llll bv in W N ha ter l In cemetery nhrn 1 .-. i ii laiuer ami tug atty Mr I LAI. Oli Ylstluday was the fust day of Jewish New i ear and win celebrated U neatly all our cities. Sketches of Republicans on the fi sion Ticket. Tyino Lire son. K Ikaue. 1 P r Ii to- down as a constitutional amendment, re ceived swmajority vote. The Mississippi delegates favored it, on Ute ground that it would save the Order about fifty thousand dollars per year, and would not in the least impair its efficiency. the per diem load mileage alone of this session amounts to $21,778.00 eight of the Representatives receiving upward of four hundred dollars each. The next session will be held at Ifin neapolis, Minn. New Orleans and Gal veston were placed in nomination, and either might have been chosen had one supported tbe other. Galveston receiv ed a very complimentary vote. The objection to New Orleans was, that it would necessitate a change in the time of meeting, from September to Decem ber On Wednesday afternoon, it was oar privilege to witness Ute conferring of three degrees oa two candidates by dm degree staff of Canonicas Lodge. The regalia for the working of these degrees cost twelve hundred dollars, and each participant knew his part as thoroughly as if he were a veteran on the stage. At seven o'clock, same evening, Mayor Hayward gave a reception to the visit ing Odd Fellows and their ladies, which was a brilliant affair. It took place in the City Hall, a building that cost up- j the foreig wards of a Bullion of dottan. A stHea- cvery other commonwealth. The Grand Secretary showed us the minute book of the Lodge named, commencing with the first meeting held, also many other valuable records aud relics. In a golden urn is kept a lock of Washing ton's hair, which, at the installation of each Grand Master, is confided to his care, and kept in a fire-proof safe. A lock of President Garfield's hair is also preserved in a gold urn, but not trans mitted to the care of succeeding Grand Masters, as is the other. We also saw, and had the honor of wearing for a few minutes, the beautiful white silk apron worn by Gen. Joseph Warren, who fell at Banker Hill in 1775; also the apron PP&by Gen. Lafayette, in 182a, at the laying of the cornerstone of the Bun ker Hill Monument, also the original copy of the short after dinner speech made by Daniel Webster, on that occa sion, and the original copy of General Lafayette's brief speech, which closed with this sentiment: "Banker Hili. and tin holy resistance to oppression, which has already enfranchised the Ameri can hemisphere. The next half century jubilees toast will be: Enfranchised i nnc Europe." Sep. U Tne afternoon was devoted to visit! We clip the following from the Cin cinnati News Journal of a recent date: "Miss Moore, of Vieksburg, who has been with the college this summer, has returned home. Miss Moore has a su perb voice, of great cultivation and wonderful compass. Short as her stay here was, the Vicksburir public will see a marked improvement?' Miss Corinne Moore is a general fa vorite in oar city, and her numerous friends will bake a special pride in read ing the above. Her appearance in sev eral amateur entertainments here has made her. quite a favorite and her sing ing is always enjoyed as the frequent encores well testify. To a very musical voice is added a fine power of expression which often renders her already beaut 1 ful face perfectly bewitchine. An address was sent out to the People signed by leading representative men of both the anti-bellum parties, and of young men who had been connected with neither, advising them as to the course best to be pursued. This ad dress was the joint work of a number of citizens distinguished for their sagacity and patriotism, but its authorship was due mainly to the late Hon. Amos It. Johnston whose name and virtues are held in grateful remembrance by the people of Mississippi. From this address, I will submit the following extract: oeneve luai in mil suite, ii not in th nn tion, it is useless mith our present organi zation to fight longer against the Republi can party. The only hope for p ruianent relief in my opinion lies in tk complete disintegration of present pai tie nn-1 0e formation o) ' nrir one etc., etc. You will probably agree with me about not baying a ticket. I scarcely expect you to agree with me in all my reasonings." The course here advocated was adopt ed, in so far as it proposed to support a 1874, fH, '7u a xi '77. What the movement) thus initiated, produced, is history. Ah 1 am writing my defence against unwarranted attack I will be pardoned for saying that neither the editorials I had written, nor my connection with the events that led to it, and for which I bare been assailed at this late date by the Herald, were Republican ticket; and within less than thought sufficient to disqualify me for a ,Nat l"o pir four months afterwards, the editorials appeared in The Ci.ariox from which the extracts reproduced by the Herald positMB of responsibility in tbe menior able campaign of ISIS, by the chosen leader of our hosts, Gen. Ocorgo. Mr. "The XatUnal Union Republican Party had issued an official call for a State Con vention to assemble in Jackson on tbe 8th of September, 1869, st which tfme they pro pose to nominate their State and Congres sional ticket. It U well under stood now after free discussion sad consul tation, thst the real citizens of Missiarinni the old inhabitants and owner of tbe soil wi 1 not place any ticket before tbe people at the coming e'ection ; nor will they make any effort to effect tbe organization of any tuiru paray. ua una auvjvct mere seem M. be great unamioity, etc. Tie undersigned announce it as their deliberate opinion after much anxious study of tbe situation, sad after consultation with many of tne ablest and most prudent citizens of tne state in every county, thai tee shot anayuif the Xational Union Republican Party ana vote or me street vntcn they may pre tent." are taken. They were preceded and i J- -Chase was the agent of the Grant doubtless were succeeded by others of J Administration at that time in Mhads similar purport because they were in sippi, and the following extract from his strict accord with the policy upon which : testimony before the Senatorial Com- the people with whom I was acting, had deliberately resolved. HIGH AUTHORITY . In the govern rn en jat Washington tbe Southern States in 1873 and 1874, had but few representatives to take care of their interests. Among these few, from a District composed mainly of The Kosciusko Star reports that 42 car loads mk&i rails passed there fur the Canton, Aberdeen and Nashville Railroad. This looks well for aw early completion. The Raymond Gazette calls atten tion to the death at that place on Sept. 24th, of Mr. Sam l Nelson. Mr. Nelson was a member of the 22d Mississippi Regiment daring the war, and has long been a respected citisen of Issaquena county. He was an uncle nf Mr. J. K. McNeelv of TJtica. passed re idorsing Judge J. A. I my. rata did not add m P?ttmg there. Ti SkAM'L Lose, a merchant of Meridian who collapsed in business a short time anmeted in- Near Orleans n the affidavit of Schmidt & Ziegler, that he had obtained goods under false pretenses to the amount of 5$I,58. A. A. Greenwood halngn a similar charge, the amount of purchase being 1304,48.' Carsda and Waste of Isieridian have also a samilar charan, and This address urging the people "to sop- port the National Union Republican Party" was numerously signed. I have room for only a portion of the names, as follows: .Hinds eooDtv Amos B Johsstoa, Wil liam Yerger, Thoa. 3. W barton, A. O. Brown, O. W. Harper, Joshua Green, George L. Potter, Wiley P. Harris, Thos. 8. Dabaey, B. Barksdale, Carroll C. M. Vaiden, J. Z. George. - Clarke Sylvanus Evans. Copiah H. Mays, A. P. Barry, ft. W. llaey, J. II. Wesson. Claiborne John Taylor Moore, John C. Humphries. Cauckassw T. K. Martin, W. 8. Bates. Choctaw A. H. Brantley. DeSoto H. A. Chalmers, 3. B. Morgan. Franklin H. Crasedy. Jasper O. C, Deaae, B. Thigpea. Tand.ntal. J. J. ShanasasC J B. L. A. Rassdsle. Lowndes 8, M. Msek. J. H Sham J.. T. Harrison, Battle Fast Madison 8.8. Crtfcw, flash lis Has! lb. . Marshall W. a rthaMun, H. W- Wal tar. Monroe &. O. Reynolds, L. E. Hoostoa. OkUbibs H. L. Mnldrow. ed in securing the services in the House of Representatives, of a gentleman dis tinguished for his varied accomplish ments, his conservatism, and his sagaci ty, and from this gentleman who was standing sentinel oa the watehtower, I received repeated assurances that my course met his entire concurrence. My sphere of action was circumscribed. His observations were made from a standpoint which enabled him to take a wider and broader view of tbe situation than it was possible for me to do. In The Clauox of the 22d of January 1874 (eamtempenmeoaslywith the ap pearance of the extracts reproduced in the Herald), I published the follow ing extract from one of his (then) very recent letters, accompanied by a brief introduction: Clabios January 224, 1874 Ts stew that our distrust of the ty of the pesseexatie party to achieve tbe relorsn that are mrA-A Hr ri.o K-mmtsm (. breJ by thoaghtfoi Democrats who occupy a standpoint fro which they can take a wider view of the field thaa we have oppor t unity of doinr. we will take the lihortv o. .1 . . .. V erydurUwCTish "cl letter I orn who writes trosa Washington under recent date as fellows : ' onr maw at to asal is ! ia not ( ssfapw It Ust iu length irom its principles and raittee (vol. 2d) will suffice: "I told (Jen. George I wns Irani Washing ton ; thst the Attorney (ii-neril had sent me to Mississippi to ascertain the inir ou dition of affairs, and to ascertain vrlmi c,uld be done to insure tieaee and qriit-t through out the State. Gen. Qeorge said he eould do nothing without th consent of Mr Barksdale; that whilt-he was I'huirman and rerogniz-d head of the Opposition in the ne iiau no autlioriiv to make eoirjiironjise, or pledge without tl , . . . . -""J " coirj.roioise, or pledge witl white counties, our people had succeed- of Mr. tin rirsdarc sad ha ass . , .1 I him II.. ....... - - . ill! V -onent rt-nintr a-iii fc u - - nwir nn appointment lot mm evening ana Drought Mr. B to the ho tel,' etc. This witness was tho confidential agent of the Grant Administration. He remained a close observer and par ticipant of the canvass of 1875; and re lated minutely all its detail- before the Investigating Committee. So much for the year immediately succeeding the appearance of the edi torials reproduced with startling head lines and typographical emphasis and ferocious comment in the Herald of recent dates. With the events of W4, and my course during, before, and after, that year, still fresh on the minds of the people, tbe Democratic-Conservative State Convention of 1876 unanimously elected me to serve as Elector for the State atrlarge; and by the delegates to the National Convention of that year I was chosen a member of the National Jacuosr, Mua., . t. 2d, 1881 Eorrona Ci.akhin: Perndtuwtt etipv a small space in vour invalutM journal to present to your r sketches ifivitiK the standing; f tbe publican nominees on the Fusion tkkni now before the people of lliii'l- MM for their suffrages. Messrs. M. M. MeLeod, L K. Atvooi and Wm. M. Robertson arc the MM dates for the Legislature. Mr. Mr Lnd is too well known to need sn introdo tion. He has Ix-cnn cilicu of Hissh county for the past ten years, holdiaj iu that time offices of trust, eark si which he has filled acceptably Hb worth lias been appreciated, as is ttn by the fact that be was ne irly the unsn imous choice of the Republicans in tW nominating convention. With un practical sense, fine ability ami unia peachable integrity, he enter" the cis- vass with the consciousness thai M stt of his past life needsexplanation of m fense. He entered public life in ls7J, whei Hon. John . Lynch WAS elected petkM of our House of Representatives. H tppoillted McLeod Speaker's Clerk. I" the bitter purl of Governor rowers tern he was appointed Secretary of Suite, and in IgTl Deputy Sheriff for this couu ty. when the Greenbacker and Inde pendents succeeded in oiganitinf rtariw. Mr. M.-l I , :h- u.ti Republicans that joined them, miJ re ceiver! the nomination for Circuit Chrfc and was beaten. Two years later hewti laminated on the lien Kinir ru-iiiu ticket for the I.egi-lature, and though makiug an effective aud earnest ran vast was again beaten by a small luaiomy A few months later la- w as elected Viy Clerk of Jackson, which position be holds at this time. 1 believe I spesk the sentiment of the Rcpublie.ni party of the conntv ulwo- I aav that in the nomination of Mr. McLeod the couves tion selected the most 'available and strongest man to lead it legislative ticket. Mr. L. K. Atwood of Bolton i1-"' tiw of Wilcox county, Alabama. Hi early life is one of exceeding interest a slave and in his efforts to secure iu freedom. In 1870 he graduated at the head of his class at Lincoln I "niversity Pennsylvania, and immediately entered tlimn the slo.lv nf law in the utiiee,- roiieeti E- y- Baldwin, Esq., sod a admittCr lent fo'rtTo ear hiVk flc has at tnntv enjraged in teaching in this county under the Superintendency of Capt. F. A. Wolfe, and hisjreco'rd in thi-service ii faultless. The Greenbackers and Inde pendents nomilino-.l him in 1 MT'l for the legislature, and he ran far enough ahead of his ticket to secure an election. H served with honor and credit, and was always classed, as a Republican. Mr. W. M. Robertfton. the thir.f Re publican nominee is a resident of Ray mond, and is by profession a mechanic . and a Baptist. Very much has been said about the influence tbe Baptist have exerted in this canvass, and I have only to remark that Bro. Robertson is a shining light in that church. He has never been before the people for isilit- WM ical office, and hence has no iHiliticsl record. He has always been a Republi can, aud is very popular amongst tbe farmer element, aud wherever ne sp- Krs he makes friends bv his manly ring, and courage in maintaining hii convictions. Mr. E. E. Perkins of Edwards, tbe candidate for assessor was placed oa the Democratic ticket as a Republican to I ti d u ft out I I Executive Committee. The year sue-1 in 1881 nd was elected, but through ceeding, I was selected to serve n,. I a informality of the records the court Chairman of the fetate Executive Com- the Sonth just far reiough sad yet to incur yet net tar Pike Jehu T. fssmkie, The. B. Stoek shde. 9 PoBtotoc-Jeff Wilson, C. D. Fontaine. flssith L. MrLaaris, j. G. BUekwell. TSshotaisfs W. M. Inge, A, E. Rey Ada aw, A. M. Fastis. a Barksdaie, Carrett ArKk fore of ewswiuuoeai ireeaom. Warren Wirt Barrett ssssW ami rooro 1 sneers," etc. etc Numerous otfier ietters relating to the political tituatia from the same "rTZlTj eat m, own w. iv j guiuauce, irom, tne ! aji 'Irnstri years 1873 to 1875 Wrnftre, all of the n,A, tiUruorA asaBJf. Ibb ririll tftV. A 1 I 1 mittee. Repeatedly verdicts of anDroval have been pronounced upon my course by the Democratic-Conservative party, and the people, since the editorials paraded by the Herald to cover me with odium, were written. I do not profess to be infallible, but convinced by subsequent events which have shown the merit of what was precedent, that I was right, I would, under like rf. stances, do again precisely what I then did. I have no annlnsnaa v, , . O - w xlNiS.tr. I Qo gave the office to his competitor. He has held office under both the State sad Federal government, and his conduct has been such as to win for him golden opinions. His unanimous nomination tells the story of his popularity sad pub lic record, and his re-election will be epted by Republicans as one of the good many things in these autumn days calculated to cheer the Republican heart. Mr. D. J. Bueklev. the candidate for coroner and raneer. is an Irishman pos- wuiing all of those good qualities tfcat the sons ot " Bfficient soldier in en. brigsd., snaer'- tie b "s for many are prom Was J..S. iVaia