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tprletor Oliver Clifton -Editor. KATKB OF aVBBCRIPTIOSl Tbab, (1 SS tax Moitm, , , L. 78 la Clom o two ob hobs, rxa Y - . 1 0 Fob HrciiL abd Cluh Rtbb abd Idtiitu- IBW lUTU, BB I IET CO-CMI or FlB-T PB. -tMTM mttkP topic mt lank urn t flmmiW Oim Mail Maifr. Wednesday, Hovember 16, 1887. Timely Topics in pamphlet Form. i -iiouF wiu u mailed to any addiwa on receipt of tha amount named, in itamp ws uuicrwiff; nr. a - Mmm or atm vs.Br bclDt mUUmeat of tlx n oeiU and disburaemeaU, from 1 876 to 187, In- eluding Tablular stateoieot lor entire period. Fifteen cent. lTTBB Of Hwto Uioul on tbb Onuui- uon ana Indebtedness of tbe Bute to the Suit CniYertity and other InsUtotiona of Learning. wui; 11. w per dozen. feu... .. ' iir. uwiiD Miru to it,, i.tt,. of Heoalor George relating to the (Hate l-irer- aitj. tight cenU; 7Sc por Uoun. Addrem Thb Clabiob, Jatkaon, Mian. To Subscribers. We are sending statements of account to all our subscribers, and are receiving many pleasant responses. We hope to near from all very soon. The Clarion will goon enter upon its fifty second year, ana win be pleased to retain all its present patrons, and to hare many new ones added. Our rule is that anv subscriber renewing, and sending us one or more new names, will have his own and the credit of the others extended one year, for fl.OO each. The regular sub scription price Is f 1.25 per year. Aw illustrated sketch of the Anar chista, and their crimes and penalties, wui De found on the 4th page. Thk anti-prohibitionists carried Rhode Island (by an almost unanimous majori ty) ana Uregon by seven thousand majority, in the elections en the 8th inst. The Mobile and Ohio Railroad wants authority from the State Railroad Com mission to so increase its passenger rate s to charge ten cents for each ticket sold. A canvass for U. 8. Senator is goin g on in Alabama. The aspirants are John T. Morgan, present incumbent, ex-Gov. Watts and ex-Attorney General II. C, Tompkins. How. E. M. Wathon is presented by the Holly Springs South, as a candidate lor Congress in the Second District. A lively canvass is expected all allong the line. Chickasaw county will have a good supply of "Wool Hat" and "Old Clothes" in the next Legislature. Messrs. Burkitt and Winter were elected by a large majority. The State Temperance Alliance of Tennessee was in session at Nashville last week, Gen. George Dibrell, ex- Con gressman, presiding." A large number of delegates were present. The election in Jasper county resulted in the success of the entire Democratic ticket, for the first time in many years. That county is now free from indepen dents. So says a special from Heidel berg to the N. O. Picayune. Many of the Democrats who had joined the Labor party in New York returned to the fold in the late election. Sensible. Where can a better labor party be found than the Democratic party T Me. Miller got exactly twenty-one votes in Grenada. One more than we predicted for him. Grenada Gazette. From which it appears that Mr. Miller dida't grind out very well; too much Slack in the machinery. Hon. F. G. Barby, Representative from the Fourth Congressional District, has announced his intention not to be a candidate for renomination. Numerous persona have been named for the place b their respective friends. ... i - , "Hon." W. Lucius Lowe, a colored member of the last Legislature, from Bolivar county, has been sentenced to the penitentiary for life. The jury that found him guilty was composed of one white and eleven colored men. Tub progressive citizens of Jefferson county have formed a permanent Horti cultural Live Stock Association, with Mr. R. H. Forman as President Their first regular meeting will be held at llarriston on the 3d of December. The maneuver of springing a Repub lican candidate into the race, and taking the Democracy unawares for the defeat of Hon. . F. Noel, Democratic nomi nee for District Attorney for the 4th District, was a signal failure. He has been elected by an immense majority, and the btate has secured the services of a prosecuting attorney who will be a terror to evil-doers. The Winona Advance makes a very earnest appeal to the next Legislature to amend the law prescribing a certain width for election tickets. It is certain ly very difficult for the average printing office to comply with the present rt quirements. The Advance wants "a de cent margin to cut by" so that the ticket shall not be less than two nor more than three inches wide. PlBiiflVS nn nf in Anarchist mhn were hung for assassination, at Chicago on the 11th, published his autobiography before going to the gallows. One of the features of his disreputable life was his leadership among the carpet-baggers in the days of their triumph in the South. He married the discarded negro wife of a citizen of African descent; and floated with other scum, to Chicago, and en gaged in the deviltry which put an end to this ignominous career. Bey. Dr. Tearboale gives our readers some special interesting notes in this issue in relation to the State University. If the Doctor will now give us a sketch of Mississippi College, Central Female Institute, and other leading schools that are doing so much for the education of oar youth, The Clarios will cheerfully give the re quired space. There is no one better qualified for such a task, and if he can devote to h tbe time, we know that he will consider it a labor of love. In this issue will be found a complete list of the members of the next Legisla ture, except the Representative for Quitman, which county has not yet been officially heard from. There are 40 Senators, 20 of whom hold over, and 120 Representatives and Floaters! In Addition to the Senators holding over twenty-two members of the next Legist lature were members of the but. From oar general knowledge of the member ill p of the nut Legislature we think it rill prove to be one of the most intelli iacEzstrious, and economical body cf bw-nait rs that has ever aseecLled fit' iC::t9 CcpitoL A I" i tl t" 9 iLitlzt a:trrrjs Czzizl '.':.- f-unJ La iL'j Lz j. The Public Schools. In company with Messrs. Geo. Lemon and Henry Strauss, of the City School Board, a representative of Thb Clario inspected the public schools on Monday morning last. Our first visit was to the College Green School ; and although visi tors were not expected for such a thing is a rare event we found everything in splendid working order. Prof. H. J. Fry, the energetic Superintendent, acorted na through the several rooms, and introduced us to the teachers of course they were all strangers to us! They seemed to be de lighted to meet the Trustees, and we in f erred that it was their first official visit this session. They will do better here after. In the first room visited, we found Mua Mary Swano in charge. It is the Inter mediate Department, or Second Reader and Fourth Grade. Her total enrollment is 04 ; present on Monday, 58. Average attendance about CO, and very few noted tardy thus far in tbe session. The Fourth Reader Claa has 42 members. Of course 64 is too great a number to be in one room. No teacher, however capable or faithful, can do them justice. The present grad ing system inaugurated by Prof. Fry goes far to compensate for the lack of teaching force. This is Miss Swann'a second term. She evidently takes great delight in her work, but she bas her hands more than fall. The next room visited was of the First Principal, Miss Cornelia Luek, who has been for several years the principal teacher at College Green. Her enrollment is 30 present on Monday, 28. This is known a the Sixth and Seventh Grade ; and on the black-board we noticed the schedule for tneb studies as reading, writing, arith metic, algebra, geography, pilcsophy, physiology, etc The class was reciting in geography, and during the twenty minutes that we remained we learned more about Mexico than we eyer knew before. Miss Luak did not confine herself to the pre scribed questions, but asked many others on general principles, to which her scholars gave prompt and very satisfactory answers. We then passed into the room of the 2d Principal, Mrs. O. O. WalL This lady, it will be remembered, stood one ol the best examinations on the questions propounded by the State Superintendent for State Certificates. She has been Principal of the West Jackson school for several years, and we were familiar with her proficiency and popularity in that position. In the reorganization and grading of the schools she was transferred to College Green Her's is the Fifth Grade. Her class was exercising on the black-board in the con atruction of sentences, punctuations, etc, One of the scholars yery readily improved the sentence, "A little man is speaking with red whiskers," so as to read, "A little man, with red whiskers, is speaking Total enrollment 35; present on Mon day, 31. In the next room visited we found Miss Helen Nauman in charge. Her's is the primary department, on the second floor, It is her first session at College Green, but she appears to be "at home', in the school room. Her enrollment is 65 ; present on Monday, 56 fully enough for two teachers. Average attendance about CO. The total enrollment of College Green school, for the session thus far, is 194 present on Monday, 173 which is a great improvement on all former sessions of the last twenty years. If the building was larger and better arranged, two more teachers could be employed with great advantage. On the walls we were pleased to see maps, charts and other helps to study all promptly provided by the city fathers on the requisition of Prof. Fry. From College Green we proceeded to THE COLORED SCHOOL, in West Jackson. The colored schools of the city were consolidated about ten years ago, and have been occupying the Benevo lent Hall, which is admirably adapted to the purpose. Prof. Isaiah Mitchell is the principal. The principal of the colored aubool ha roooived tea dollars per mont h more salary than any other teacher, since the white schools have been without i male principal. Mr. Mitchell is an excel lent teacher, and is undoubtedly one of the best principals the schools has ever had. In the class that he was teaching as we entered we found 24 present, the total en rollment being 25. We next visited the Third Grade room, Mrs. Emma V. Mayson, teacher. Total enrollment 30 ; present, 26. The exercises were in spelling, and the answers were generally correct. In the class taught by Mrs. L. M Wright we found 35 present out of a total enrollment of 37, in Miss Jennie Henderson's room we found 36 present, out of a total enrollment of 38. In the last room visited we found Mrr. Williams still teaching the young idea how to shoot. She has been connected with the school for many years, and her room has always been over-crowded. Her enrollment is 65 ; present, 53. She should have an assistant. It is simply impossible for one teacher to attend to so many scholars. The total enrollment of the colored school is 195 ; present on Monday, 179. We next visited the WEST JACKSON WHITE SCHOOL, of which Miss Ida Raines is the teacher. We fonnd present 37 as bright boys and girls as we ever saw in a school-room, me total enrollment is 40. They were just about to disperse for recess, but they gave us an exercise in reading, which was very satisfactory. This school is located in the hall of West Jackson Fire Com pany. The accomplished teacher is very popular with patrons and pupils. Until the present session the colored school has usually had a larger attend ance than the two white schools. The improvement in the latter is noticeable and very gratifying; the total enrollment being 234 ; present on Monday, 210. The total enrollment of the colored school is 195; present on Monday, 179. It affords us a genuine pleasure to note these improvements in our public schools and the increasing interest manifested in their behalf. And no let the good work go on until the public schools of Jackson shall be the model schools of Mississippi. The effect of the reduction of the pas senger rates on the Natchez, Jackson & Columbus railroad, from four to three cents a mile, made by the Railroad Commission, to take effect May 1, 1SS7, may be seen from the following state' ments of the passenger business for the months of May, Jane and July of the years 18S6, and 1887, as taken from the reports of the Company to the Commis sion: In May, 1886, 2139 passengers, trav eled 69,109 miles and paid 12,724.95. In June, 1886, 2,032 passengers, trav- eled 60,766 miles and paid I2.3S5.90. In July, 1886, 3,001 passengers, trav eled 86,365 miles and paid 13,408.00. In all, 7,172 passengers traveled 216, 240 miles, and paid 8,518.85. In May, 1887, 2,808 passengers, trav eled 78,494 miles and paid $2,338.50. In Jane, 1887, 3,070 passengers, trav eled 87,302 miles and paid $2,510.20. In July, 1887, 4,030 passengers, trav eled 115,620 miles and paid $8,293.95. In all, 9,908 passengers traveled 281, 416 miles and paid $8,293 95. It will be noticed that that the num ber of passengers, miles traveled and amount paid were greater in Jane and July, 1887, under the three-cent rate, than in the corresponding month of 1855, nnder the foar-cent rate. ' . Gov. Gcrpcs, cf Georgia, is making vtry t":c'Jvs cirrr-aia speeches in The Administration has apparently despaired of getting any legislation of the pronounced free-trade type enacted in the coming Congress. Its principal spokesmen all seem to agree that the only tax that is reasonably certain to be abolished is the one on tobacco, which tbe free-trader outside tbe tobac co-growing States is perfectly willing to ict ib suuiu as it m. me remissiuu ui this tax would reduce the revenues be tween $27,000,000 and $30,000,000 a year. When it comes to the import duties, however, they perceive that the trouble begins, lhe .Republicans, while anxious for sensible tariff revision, will resist all assaults on that system which the free traders will be likely to make. In this they will be assisted by the Ran dall protectionists. St. Louis Globe- Democrat. The Administration has not despaired of "free-trade" legislation, for the simple reason that it has not desired it. Presi dent Cleveland in his annual message to the 49th Congress said : "It has been the policy of the government to collect the principal part of its revenues by a tax upon imports, and nochanye in thU policy is desirable. I recommend an amendment to our revenue laws which will cheapen the price of the necessaries of life and give freer entrance to such imported materials as by American labor may be manufactured into marketable commodities." This policy was enforced and elaborated by the Secretary of the Treasury. There was no hint at "free trade," nor a direct tax on whisky, beer and tobacco; tho' it is probable that the President in his forthcoming message will advise a revision or modification of the tobacco tax in connection with the reduction of the tariff, as a compromise, in order "to cheapen the price of tbe necessaries of life." As to Mr. Randall, there is no reason to believe that our St. Louis contem' porary is wrong in saying that be will continue to be an assistant of the Radi cals in their effort to prevent revenue reform. River Improvement Committee. The Memphis Waterways Convention passed a resolution for the appointment of a Commiteee composed of one from each of the Congressional Districts of the States represented therein, to memorialize Congress in support of the resolutions adopted by the Convention. The Greenville Time publishes the fol lowing announcement of the appoint ments for the Mississippi Districts: As the delegates from Mississippi failed to make appointments in accord ance with tbe above resolution, I hereby appoint delegates as follows: 1st District J. H. Field, Columbus 2nd District T. W. White, Hernando. 3d District Green Clay, Bolivar county. 4th District G. i . Freeman, Grenada 5th District W. 11. Miles, Yazoo City. 6th District H. S. Van Eaton, Wood vule. 7th District W. L. Nugent, Jackson btate at large W. A. Percy. D. M. RusbELL, Chairman, The Result in Attala. Kosciusko, Nov. 13th, 1887. Editor Cla riox : Old Attala is free again. The unterrified Democracy came to the front and made a clean sweep of it, defeating everything but two beat officers. . While we feel under many and lasting obligations to the nominees for the bold and aggressive fight they made during the canvass, we are not forgetful of the noble and ever faithful Maj. Barksdale, (who is Attala's choice for Governor), for his second advent into our county. In 1871, in the midst of Radical rule and ruin, Mai. Barksdale came to our relief and success was the result. I hope we will never again be pressed for him, but want him to come back to rejoice with us in our great victory. You can can now place our county back on the list of Demo cratic counties, there to remain. Yours very truly, D. L. Smythe. Touching the reference to Maj. B., in connection with the gubernatorial nomi nation, while he doubtless appreciates the compliment of being thought worthy of the trust, we are sure that he has not indicated a purpose to seek the nomination, or is in the remotest degree responsible for any expression that has been made in his behalf. The Speakership. The high position attained by Mr Magruder in the last Legislature, the ability which he contributed to the business of its law-making labors was excelled by no member of that body The reputation and experience he de rived in the previous session, joined to a nne presence, decided executive quali ties and popular address, should place him high in the list from which the tpeaxer is to be selected. Greenville Timet. Thk Clakxox very heartily endorses the foregoing; at the same time Hinds county will have a Representative in the next House who is being favorably mentioned for Speaker. We refer to the Hon. J. B. Greaves. He would make a superb presiding officer. The business of the House would move smoothly and expeditiously under his direction. Ax exchange says that in Massachu setts a stringent law against the manu facture or sale of adulters ted lard was enacted some months ago, and in the last days of the recent session of the New Hampshire Legislature a similar law was passed. After the enactment of the Massachusetts law, copies of it, accompanied by a statement of the causes which led to its enactment, were sent to England by Boston packers. Now it is announced that the British Parlia ment has followed the example of the Massachusetts Legislature and passed a law against bogus lard which is opera tive in the colonies as well as in England. Three of our progressive citizens on tbe "Dutch treat" plan, have organized stock companies consisting of one mem ber eacn to-wit: (1) Dr. Liuther sexton, Wesson Fruit Growers Association: (2) Mai. Wni. Hallam, Copiah Truck Far mers AUigance. and Mr. J. D. Dam peer. Merchant and t armers Associated Mar ket and Garden Organization. Wesson Argosy. These are all progressive men; and yet. to speak of Wesson's p regress with out including William Oliver, is like playing Hamlet with Hamlet omitted. Speaking of Dr. Sexton, rumor says that he has also invested largely in iron mines in the region of Birmingham. The record of track-laying in the first ten months of 1887 presents a total of 9,408 miles of road completed. The track-laying in ten months of 1887 sur passes the whole twelve months in all other yean, except 1881 and 1S82. So much for the prophecy of the railroad anti supervision champions that the en actment of a law regulating Interstate Commerce would discourage railroad building. lhe same prediction was made and falsified as to supervision in the States. Thb names of Cleveland, of New York, and Gray, of Indiana, are suggest ed as the Democratic Presidential ticket for 188S. Each is strong in his own State; and the two will make an invin cible team for the wbole country. ' Johs R. Fellows, the successful Democratic nominee for District Attor ney in New York City, was a (so-called) "rebel" fighter from Arkansas.' in the late war. . The "bloody shirt" game is played oat Fall opening the yawning coal hole. The County Fair at Bolton. In our last issue, we made brief men tion of the success of the fair at Bolton on the otn, and nave since obtained through the Raymond Gazette an official report which more than verifies the ac counts hitherto published. Our limited space precludes the publication of the long list of- entries.. Below we have published the premiums awarded, and the committees appointed to solicit ad ditional contributions to the Btock of the County Fair Association. Twenty-six hundred dollars were subscribed on the spot: The following premiums were award ed by the respective committees: Best stallion, sweep stakes'. 5 entries, 1st prize, W. W. Cook; 2d, Will Wells. Best stallion, 3 to 4 years, 1st prize, Will Wells; 2d, A. L. Bradley. Best stallion, 2 to 3 years, 1st prize, airs. Ai. j. iistes; 2d, lorn Davis. Best brood mare, 1st prize, Caesar Mitchell; 2d, R. J. Harding; best mare, D. A. McNeill; best filley, 3 to 4 years, ist prize, w. u. ratten; 2d, T. H. Sher man; best 2 to 3 year, Caar Mitchell, 1st prize, R. C. Lancaster, 2d; best colt, l to t years, iswar Mitchell, 1st prize; Ed. Tinnin, 2d; colt under 1 year, R. J. Harding, 1st prize: Wm. Tavlor. 2d. Best Jersey red sow, H. K. Austin; best uerkahire boar, sow and pigs, H. C. pnarlPT! rwMt and I him t-.to-tt -V .1 Coker ; best Berkshire pigs, E. Mathews. I. .. . . : i L t . . r Neill, 1st; J. W. Ratliff, 2d. Best Hinds county horse, S. E. Thomas. Best county mare and colt, R. J. Har ding. Best mule, 3 to 4 years, Black & Moore; 2 to 3, Geo. Lilly; 1 to 2, Black & Moore. Best Jersey bull, J. W. Ratliff, 1st; tiiac t s Moore, Za ; best 2 to 3 years. Black & Moore; 1 to 2, H. K. Austin, 1st; b. 1 nomas, 2d. Best Holstein bull. Black & Moore. Best Jersey cow, N. J. Coker, 1st; H. K. Austin. 2d. Best Jersey grade cows, S. E. Thomas, 1st; 11. c. Sharkey. 2d. Best Holstein grades, Black & Moore. Best Devon8, K. L.. Crook. Best yoke of Oxen, J. A. Stevenson. Best potatoes, R. H. Lorance. Only one display of corn that good Butter displayed by M. A. Gillespie from grade cows, and free from coloring, very nne. Exhibit of pears by J. W. Peebles and w . al, smith, good. At l ociock an elegant dinner was spread in an ad joining, residence, having been prepared by the ladies of Bolton and served by their own fair hands. It was abundant in quantity and excellent in quality, as all testified after having partaxen of it. v Dinner over, Hon. E. Barksdale being called on for a speech, responded briefly after which the meeting was formally organized by the election of Kev. 1. Walne, as chairman, and T. M. Black and Sam D. Harper, as secretaries. On motion, it was determined to or ganize a Fair Association, the same to be domiciled at Boltou. Subscription books were then opened whereupon more than $2000 was sub scribed in a very few minutes, in sums varying from $100 to $10, the same to be collected and used in the purchase of grounds, tbe erection of buildings, etc lor the purposes of a fair to be holden in the fall of 1888. The following committee to secure ad ditional subscriptions was appointed : 1st district T. J. Walne, K. J. Har ding, Wm. Bell. 2d district N. H. Bradley, N. J. Co ker, 11. kj. bharkey. 3d district J. W. Home, T. T. Hart Z. Wardlow. 4th district W. R. Sivley, W. T. Rat liff, J. J. Liddell. 5th district J. A. Coon, Edwin Barks dale, W. J. Cnsler. These committees are requested to op erate and meet at lioltou the 1st batur day in December. The election of a Republican maj or i ty in the New Jersey Legislature, is a disappointing result in the recent elec tions. It is attributable to the dissatis faction produced by revelations of the trading exploits of Senator John B, McPherson, Democratic U. S. Senator and candidate for re-election. Proofs have been furnished of his partnership with jobbers whose schemes he had un dertaken, to engineer through Congress and tha Departments. McPherson Will be remembered as the trickster who be trayed Gen. Hancock into writing the silly letter upon the Tariff, which lost the Democracy the Presidential election in 1880. The Interstate Commerce Commission has decided that it is not a violation of law for the initial road of a through line composed Tf several roads, to charge lees for a longer tuan a shorter haul on through freight, so long as it does not receive as its share of the through rate, less for a longer than for a shorter haul. It has also decided that a railroad company may not sell tickets to land seekers or explorers for land along its line, at less than the regular rate estab lished for the general public. A thacher of some experience dis cusses, in this issue, in vigorous style, some alleged delects in the present school law. S. S. Cox s "Equs Prlnkipo." The music of the donkey is thus graphically described by Hon. S. S, Cox in one of his recent entertaining publications. "The Isles of the Princes ; or the Pleasures of Prinkipo": "When M. Chanticleer has quit his strutting and crowing; when Mme, 1 aulet has finished clucking her morn ing lay ; when the wind is quiescent and the star-spangled nag hangs limp by its stair, and the cries of the bread and vegetable mongers are stilled then, as if by some infernal preconcert this ear- benumbing noise of the amorous and jocund jackass begins again. It starts wuh an exaggerated case of asthma. This rasps the soul. It is as if the beast would lose and catch his bated breath, with a harsh, squeaky sibillation, until a roar, as ot forty hungry lions of the desert, comes to its infinite relief. It would seem as if all the powers of wheezy, whistling, gasping suction were exhausted. And so it is; but then fol low the terrific expirations of the bellow ing monster. Ihis process of suction and emission is repeated with "damn able iteration,' until it dies out in an agony unutterable, long drawn out. can recall, in adolescent association with the paternal saw-mill, agonizing creakiegs of nngreased timber wheels and the filing of saws on a frosty morn ing, i nave nad recent experience of the screaming thadoof, turned by blind buffaloes, pumping the Nile upon the iruiuui iaau. iu ume i oecame accus tomed to these chromatic eccentricities. but no one, not even the inhabitants of these isles, can ever become tolerant of this braying. When the Eouum PrtnkiDa oegins, as ue uoes Dy iiiuog the npper lip and showing his white teeth, the driver takes precaution against too pro longed an agony. He makes a wild and desperate rush for Asinus. He beats i - i i -. - and kicks him. He jerks his head uo. down and awry. But still undaunted, the animal roars again and again; and his congeners from the town below on the shore, yea, even afar aff to the Diaskalon on the summit, take up the horrid refrain, until one would think Enceladus had walked out of the snn- is chambers of the earth to bellow noon the affrighted air. Oh! that these donkeys were like the lion indeed not of natural history, but of the species Bottom would nave played in such an 'aggravating voice' that he would roar you gently as any sucung aove or any nightingale. Cerlainlr Shakespeare. who was fond of locating bis midsummer fancies upon enchanted isles, must have heard of these donkeys of Jrrinkipo, whea be said: 'The isle is full of noises. " ; Judge VanEaton's Happy Faculty. Natchez Democrat! Judge Van Eaton's speech at Vicks- bnrg, was most gratifying to the "Hill City" Democrats. : But then Judge Van Eaton has the hsppy faculty of being able to say good things at the proper moment. Fob Thb Clasiox. The University of Mis liisippi. This is another State educational in stitution of which the Commonwealth maywell be proud. In my articles on these State institutions, I have taken the last first, and the first last. The youngest of them all is the I. L and C, located in this city. The oldest is Mis sissippi University. I do not propose to discuss the matters so thoroughly ventilated by Senator George and Frof . Maves. 1 only want to bring before tbe eitizens of the State some interesting facts in relation to the University. At the end of October, tbe first month of the session, 205 students had been registered, a larger number than had been enrolled during the entire session of 1885-86-87. From the catalogues issued, three important facts may be de duced: 1st. The list of the members of Board of Trustees, including the living and the dead, tejids to inspire confidence in an insiuuuon governea oy a ooaj oi men, most of whom are distinguished for their success in the learned profes sions. 2d. When we scan the names of those who have .filled the various chairs in the University, we cannot but be impressed by the evidence of the wisdom of the Board of Trustees in its selection of in structors furnished by the high posi tions to which many of these Professors have been called. Four of the former members of the Faculty, are cow at the head of great institutions of learning ur. A. 1. Uarnard, l'resident ot Colum bia College, New York City; Dr. L. C. Garland, Chancellor of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn ; Dr. J. N. Waddel, Chancellor of the Southwest ern Presbyterian University, Clarks- ville, Tena ; Dr. R. W. Jones, President of the Industrial Institute and College, Columbus. Aiiss.; Judge A. B. .Long street, after his resignation of the presi dency of the University of Mississippi, was elected President of South Carolina University; Dr. N. M. Crawford, the first professor of metaphysics and ethics, was subsequently President of George town College, Ky., until his death made his place vacant; Dr. G. F. Holmes, tbe first President, at the close of his short term of one year, was elected to a pro fessorship in the University of V lrginia a position which he still fills ; Dr. A. F. Bledsoe, resigned the professorship of mathematics and astronomy, to accept a chair in tbe same institution ; Ur. tu. w, Hilgard left the University to accept a call from the University of Michigan and subsequently went to the Univer sity of California; Gen. F, A. Shoup is now a member of the Faculty of the University of the South, Sewanee. Tenn. ; Col. L. Q. C. Lamar, the most illustrious name in the list just before the war, exchanged a seat in Uongress for a professorship in the University Several years after he resigned his chair, and entered upon his career as a national statesman, advancing from the lower House in Congress to the ben ate and there to a seat in President Cleve land's Cabinet. The present list of Professors contains the names of the most able instructors in the country. This list may be seen by reference to the last catalogue Among this able corps of 1 rofessors, may be allowed to mention the name of Dr. A. J. Quinche. I have known him for more than thirty years, and have al ways esteemed him for his scholarly at tainments, and his sterling integrity lie married a lady who was one ot my parishioners in Washington City; young ladv than whom none was more respected and loved in all my congrega tion. 1 thank God that she still lives. and continues to be a real helpmeet to her honored husband. Prof. Quinche saved the property of the University during the late war. 3d. f he roll of the alumni, beginning in the Departmept of Arts in 1851, and in the Law Department in 1856, and eniing in 1887, presents a very large proportional number of names of whom their Alma Mater may justly proud. The University is not yet torty ear3 old, having been inaugurated in 1845 almost in its infancy when compared with such Universities as Brown and Harvard and Yale: and yet she has manv sons who have attained to distinc tion. Two of these sons, the late J udge H. U.Chalmers, and Judge J. Al. Ar nold. have been appointed to the Su- nreme Court of Mississippi. Hon. H D. Money and 11. L. Muldrow, were for several terms members of Uongress John M. Allen, and T. K. Stockdale, are elected to the next Congress. A large number of the Circuit Judges and Chancellors, and District Attorneys in the State, are alumni of the University In the Legislature they are numerous enough to have almost a controlling in fluence in skaDinsr legislation. In the two State colleges and in the btate Uni versity thev are to be found. Dr. El- ward Maves. Professor of Law and Chairman of the Faculty, and R. B, Fulton. Professor of Physics and As tronomy, in the latter; Prof. Dabney Lipscomb, in the A. and M. College and Miss Sallie Vick Hill, in the I. I &C. Two Professors of Mississippi College R. M. Leavell, and J. M. Sharpe are alumni of the University. And tne alumni of the Unive"y t0 be found as Professors in many colleges .u States. Manv of the alumni of the University are ministers of marked ability, in the various denominations; for example, Dr. T. D. Witherspoon, of Louisvnle, Kt.: Dr. .Terra Witherspoon, of Nash ville, Tenn.; Dr. C. B. Galloway, Bishop of the M. E. Church South. A com plete list of those who have reflected honor upon the institution, which gave them their intellectual training, would form a long honor roll. The people of the State ought to love and foster aa in Htitur.inn which has done so much for the sons of Mississippi. The University has a liricht DrosDect for the future, if its usefulness is not interfered with by unfriendly legislation. And this can not be. I am confident that all our State educational institutions will be amply provided for by our Legislature. To suppose otherwise, wouia oe io re flect unon the intelligence of that re spectable body. Let the Legislature devise some means by which equalizi- tion in taxes may be effected, and . the Treasury of the State will soon be filled to overflowing, and the ouraens oi taxa tion to those who render a true account of their property will be greatly les sened. It is a burning shame that so manv of our wealthy citizens do not render to the assessors a just account of their rjroDertv. This erying evil, this heinous sin, demands the attention of the Legislature : and I trust it will not be ignored by the incoming law-makers of the State. "Let justice be done, though tbe heavens fall." Kespectf ally, Thus. C. Teasdale. Columbus, Nov. 8, 1887. A Scrap of History. Editok Clarion i I have read General George's and Professor Mayes's controversy lta much interest and care.' Ut coarse when gladiators like these cross swords on technicalities. I stand from under ; but leaving tbe arena ot legal technicalities, and coming down (or up) to the plane of ethics, we, (the "units") will think. Will you give place to a scrap of his tory which, to my mind, correlates the situation to-wit : "At the close of the war, being presi dent of the board of trustees of 16th sec tion School i und, T. 3, R. 1 w., we went to work and secured our funds amount, $2,000 and placed it so that every nickle was collectible at ten per cent, interest. It was thus secure when the Legislature of Mississippi, through its appointees, (liter ary vi et armis) seized upon onr records, notes, etc., with interest ($204) nearly due. It will soon be twenty years, and this amount, at compound interest at the per cent, we were receiving, will then amount to tne snug little sum of H4,y.5-J6 : or at eight per cent, the interest paid annually line true iaea oi compound interest ) to the Chickaasw School Fund, $10,296.) I By the way. Mr. Editor, when a little school boy nearly a half century ago, read ing the ota Mississippian and r lag of the Union, nee "Southron,") I was so greatly puzzled over that "2 per cent, and S per cent," etc. that it fixed the solution npoo my memory, to be revived upon every recurrence oi the "Chickasaw School Fund," and I venture to turn it (my mem ory) over to some over-pledged successful candidate : if, when the next meeting of the State Farmers' Alliance calcinUes the inwardness of its management with its f nil history, the tax payers do not scratch their heads "when they do not itch.) Now, if the State of Mississippi will repay us this moei sacrea trust" ot f 14,565 or even ratinff it with tha nhifkauv RfKAl Fund, $10,296 V we of Terry can afford to respond to the cry of Oxford in behalf of this "most sacred trust ;" bat, in round numbers, there are 1250 other townshins in Mississippi which have smaller claims amounts more or less) to ours, and microi demand, like Old Virginia "readjusting." KespecUully, , LV. Exocas. Terry, Miss. A Pleasant Endorsement. Among the numerous letters received by Miss Sallie B. Morgan approving her letter on "An Age of Fanaticism," pub lished in Thb Clakios of September 7, is the following: Salt Lake City, Utah, September 12, 1S87. ) Miss Sallie B. Moroaj? My Dear Miss Morgan : Last night's mail brought to my office The Clarion with its bur den of news from my native State, dear old Mississippi. The first thing that drew my attention upon the nrst page of the paper was the name, Sallie B. Morgan, beneath a lengthy article. I had long since learned to inspect every writing with that name attached, for the intrinsic merit of it, and my eye ran down the column till it met that talismanic name, Jefferson Davis. Though the article was long for a news paper article, the association of those two names was enough to arrest me, and I read that first. I write this letter to thank you for yours through Thb Clariox. I would like in some wav to publicly commend it to every friend of mine. It breathes the true spirit of liberty, tolerance and respect for the honest opinions of others. It is sound Democratic doctrine, and none but a fanatic or political crank can object to its sentiment. I draw from the letter the inference that you are a prohibitionist, and I know you are a strong advocate of temperance, but that is the soberest letter you ever wrote, ana is worthy of a statesman. Fanaticism is to be despised in what ever form it may present itself. It is no less despisable when it comes covered with the imperial toga, wearing the ermine of justice or draped in the sumlice of the priest. In some cases it even invades the delicate precincts of woman s domain and is infectious there. But when entertained by either of the dignitaries named or borne in the fair form of woman the absurdity and con trast is so great as to intensify the dis gust. As one who loves liberty in all its forms, who believes that toleration and bearing with the faults and differences of our neighbor and friend is the Chris tian sDirit: as one who has lived by the broad doctrines of Jefferson Davis and from boyhood has looked in admiration urjon him as one of the world's greatest statesmen, I have written this letter to thank you for yours through the col umns of The Clarion. It is moral heroism of the highest type under the existing state of affairs in Mississippi, for a woman to entertain and have published the opinions so tersely expressed in vour letter. But it will take a statesman of high order to make answer to it; refutation of it there can not be. I am, with high regard, verv truly, A. G. Norrell. Frof. Mayes's Letter Endorsed - Victoria, Mibs., Nov. 7th, 1887 Editor Clarion : Observing in recent numDers of The Claeion communica tions from several parties, but especially Senator George and Prof. Edward Maves. in regard to University of Mis sissippi, its condition at present, what has been done for it iJ the past by legislative appropriations, and the pres ent status of the fund known as the Seminary Fund, I desire to offer a few cum ments. Senator George seems to me to be rather envious of the University in his noble desire to foster and aid other institutions by State appropriations. He seems to forget that the University of AlississiDDi was created because of trust fund in lands donated to the State bv Congress said lands in trust to be for a Seminary fund and managed bv the Leeislature of Mississippi, lhus tne Legislature did enact a law found ing, as we call it, tie University of Mississippi at Oxford, and has since made eundry appropriations, called en do w ments and annual appropriations, Now if this be a trust fund, and for specific object, the Legislature's voice only is to euact laws to guard and loste this trust for that specinc object eau cation in the State, and no olhei As to a single institution to be located at a oarticular place, as at Oxford, I incline to the opinion that Congress in donating the land in trust did not mean for one school, but it did say a Seminary Fund to the State, and how to be managed and who by. It is simply trust fund, given and received for the . .. .- i-ii - .i . j education or cmiuren in mo ouik;, uu or no oilier rurp4Me could these lands be used or their proceeds, either in rents sale or otherwise. Of course the Legis lature that went banking with capital not theirs, accepted to make good all losses, for they held this fund as trustees only, which, in my view, means only their fostering care, and a sure and cer tain way of distributing it to educable children the State over. Thus I take it. that auxiliary schools could be located all over the State, whenever the incomes from this trust fund justified it, but in no wise to hamper the parent, tbe um versity, from the fact it was founded by the Legislature legally, and large sums of money spent in buildings, aparatus. etc. It would be equal to going into the banking business with planters and the Mississippi bants to tnrow away tuese buildings. If the University can work ud its popularity to have a thousand pupils, let professors be selected ample to teach them, tvery Mississippian should feel a pride in her University to nave educated there tne greatest num ber. I have seen no claim set up by the trustees to collect this debt. All they want has never exceeded a fourth that is annually its dues on score of interest. Then as the Universisj of Mississippi is legalized bv law. it certainly becomes the owner of the Seminary Trust Fund donated to the State by the Congress oi the United States. This fund never did belong to the State, but the moment it was received bv omciais as named Dy Congress, it became an educational en dowment fund and no other, whether in lands or its money value, for the -Legis latures to control. The lands donated thus were sold and most of the proceeds placed as stock in a bank, all done, it may be legally, but misguidedly. So it was. the bank broke and tne oeminary O T,i , , fund in it gone; and Senator George thinks it the University a loss, while 1 think 'tis the State's for not being good trustee. I am aware the people are becoming dissatisfied with endowments ana annual appropriations to Colleges and schools in the State, as perhaps more man can be borne, not doubting their nsetuiness. iut as to tne university uuu iu umci words, the owner of this Seminary fund r. . . .. IT 1 . 1. the State owes quite a sum, estimated about two million dollars, allowing all credits heretofore given. I dare say the Trustees of the University would com promise at the six per cent, interest to be annually paid tnem on tais aeot, which amounts to $120,000. I admit the State Treasury has not been in but our sons have been benefitted and will. I hope, continue through time. Then we did receive this trust fund legally, and if we have not proven good trustees, do not claim the State freed from the debt due the University and place it with the A. & M.. and Uirls' College at Columbus, with annual ap propriations too heavy to be borne, lhe State actually appropriates nothing to the University has never kept the in- terest paid up even, xnus it u ciear to 1T1 ! 1 me that the State nas never given out of its Treasury a single dollar senator ueorge to the contrary noiwunsianaing. . ; . 1 . As to Jrroi. Alayes: lie nas eiuciaatea the Question fully and his document cannot be answered, as he presents doc uments and figures that places tne ques tion forever at rest The Legislature of 1880 settled the question, and it seems was a compromise by the University side. So there let it rest, as a bargain, and that legalized. Prof. Mayes has presented one of the ablest documents I ever read, ana snows mm a man oi mind, will and energy to seek out the documents for nearly sixty years and to so forcibly present them to tne reading public Metbinks Senator George will hardly attempt an answer, or any other party, be their zeal ever so good and worthy lor our female ana a. x ju. Colleges. If the State can keep up all her public schools with annual endow ments or aDpronriauons. 'tis well, and for one I shall be happy; but I fear her inability. A. Q. WrniEBa. Representative Puryear a Home Producer. Raymond Gazette. Mr. A. Puryear has left with us a sample of most excellent home-made molasses, the product oi nis I arm. About 15 barrels have been saved by him dur ing the past season. Fob Tai CXabjos. The School Law. Hickoky, Miss, Oct. 20, 1S37. As the time for the Legislature to meet approaches, the school teachers of the State, and the people generally, are becom ing more solicitous about the course that body will pursue in reference to the pres ent school law. I wish to sy that a vast number of the people of East Mississippi are greatly dissatisfied with several fea tures of this law which the last Legisla ture enacted. I do not, however, intend to speak for the people, nor do I propose to offer in this article any amendments to the law, or suggest what changes should be made ; but 1 hope to open a discussion upon a subject with which the next Legis lature must deal, and must sett'e in a man ner that will be more satisfactory to the voters of the State. The law. as it now stands, designates the first Mondays in November and June for the public term of school to begin, which is a feature objectionable, because it as sumes tnat the people do not know wnen their school should commence, and because it deprives the people of the privilege of having their school taught at a time which will suit the maionty of the patrons. I believe that the term should be, as far as practicable, run in "continuous eian," but there are man things which may happen, and do happen to prevent it from being run as the lawrrovides. If the school begins in June, a large number ot children cannot enter until the larm work of the summer month is completed, which will not be before the first of July ; hence they lose the first month of the term. About the first of September, these chil dren must quit school and return to their labor on the farm, losing in all two mouths of the public term. I have taught one summer term, and I have noticed sev eral other schools, and in all of them I find that such is the case. Some argue that the schools should be taught during the winter. I aai of the same opinion. I, too, think winter the more suitable season for both teachers and pupils, and I assert that nearly all the schools would be taught then if the several schools could secure teachers. Within my knowledge there ate several communities that have made efforts to secure the ser vices of teachers, but they, have availed nothing. Hence, I say that the mode of examination is another objectionable lea' ture, and should be changed. I give it as my opinion, unhesitatingly, that the exam inations of the past scholastic year as sent out by the State Superintendent, are not by any means a test of scholarship or of tnat competencv which should character ize a successful instructor. As good teach ers as the country affords, teachers who have been employed in only one commu nity for several years, and who are gradu ates of worthy institutions of learning, failed to stand these examinations. The people want these teachers to take charge oi tneir schools, but they have no cernh cate. When they applied to the County Superintendent for license, they failed to name three or four rivers in Michigan, or had forgotten some of the names of the lakes in Maine. Tell a man that he must, in a given time say thirty minutes answer a halt-dozen unreasonable ques tions, he will often answer incorrectly, though he knows the correct answer. 1 admit tnat, under the old law many un qualified teachers were thrown upon the people, and 1 am in favor of qualified and educated teachers, but it must be admitted that the present law will never accomplish wnat was lacking in the old law. f Uese are my views, and I hope that some one will oner remedies for what 1 conceive to be evils. The Legislature will, no douot, know its business when it meets next January, but at the same time, I opine mat that body would like to kuow tne sentiments of the people upon taese tiubjecls before it attempts further legisla tion, lours truly, R. T. E. TOWNSHIPS. Editor Clarion: We have, through your columns, a battle ot the giants tor the control of the higher seminaries of learning. Permit a pigmy to call the attention of your readers to the small matter of bection JNo. lb. I shall not discuss the Peabody dona tion of Mississippi bonds given to estab lish the Planter's Bank; although some persons may think, that the btate is more indebted to the common schools through that donation, than to Oxford University, through the Seminary Fund. This Mississippi bond fund, if available, would yield more for common schools than is claimed for the University from the Seminary fund. In all the Choctaw country, Section o. io was reserved iroin sale. It was not donated to the State or to the county, but it was reserved for the use and benefit of the school children of each township. In If inds county there are about twenty townships. Our section netted two thousand dollars, which, loaned at ten per cent., yielded two hundred dol lars annually. Twenty times that would give 4UUO each year for the county, Allowing Hinds to represent one-sixtieth of the State, we would have an annual distribution of $240,000 for common school purposes. lo apply some of Prof. Mayes's doc trines about trust funds lor the State has assumed a trust not given by anv act of Congress by diverting the town- amp mnas to county purposes let us suppose a bill in chancery to be filed in tne loiiowmg style, red tape and other trimmings to De added: To the Hon. E. G. Peyton, Chancellor oj the JSMn uisirici Your orators, C. S. North. Superik- tendent, and J. J. Halbert, Commis sioner of public schools, in and for the county of Hinds and State of Missis sippi, would respectfully represent lhat the school children of township 3, range 1 west, are entitled to the usufruct of section No. 16, in said town ship; lhat said section was leased under the laws of the State and the lease forfeited for non-payment and what was collected was lost by neglect: lhat at a subsequent sale of the lease there arose a clear fund for the township oi tzwu, which was loaned at ten per cent, giving every year $200 to be divided among the teachers of the chil dren in the township; That during the Ames administration this fund was entirely ignored by the school authorities: lhat in the Lovering Code the fund is partially recognized and merged into a county fund, whereas by tbe laws of Uongress it should remain a perpetual township fund, the fee simple title remaining in the United States for the use and benefit of the children of the township. Wherefore, the premises considered your orators pray that the sheriff of Hinds county be enjoined and directed that of the real estate taxes of the resi dents on section 16 in said township, he retain the sum of two hundred dollars, subject to the orders of the school au thonties ; also in like manner that the Treasurer of said county be enjoined and directed to hold all funds belonging to said township, subiect to orders of said school authorities. Your orators pray for such other and further remedies as to your honor may seem legal and equitable. . S. North, Sup't Public Schools. j. 11 albert, uom Having thus resorted to the proper court to ascertain our rights, let ns have sn ideal specimen of pure democracy in a TOWNSHIP MEETING. By virtue of the statutes in such case made and provided, the undersigned se lectmen of township A. range 1 west, in the county of Hinds. State of Missis sippi, hereby call a meeting of the legal voters in said township, to consider of tne following propositions 1. lo build a bridge across Vaughn s Vreek, near where said creek empties in to Jt earl river. 2. To build a schoolhouse in the Dos set neighborhood. 3. To elect a superintendent of schools for the ensuing year. -i. lo determine the amount of taxes to be levied to meet the liabilities for the next fiscal year. AETEMU3 WAED, 1 Bill Nye, Selectmen. Jack Downing, ) Attest: Petes Ssydeb, Clerk. Such were the ideas of Jefferson and i others, in calling six miles square a township. They intended that the ia- namtants oi eacn townanip snouia be a body oolitic and certiorate with officers of their own selection. In this way we could have that local self-government which the Tnsh are claiming, and which the French, as yet. have not obtained, Hence a mob in rtnrtreqnently con- trols the nation. In France "there are no local authorities independent of the Central power. The spirit cf our insti tutions requires, that all i 'tiers, as far aa practicable, be submitted to a direct vote of the people. In a township it would be practical to meet, aiscuss and settle many matters that are now car ried to the courthouse or tbe State- House. Tehrx. -THB LEGISLATURE OP 1SSS- SXSATORS MARKED THUS ARE HOLDISQ OVXR. THE 8E3TATE. . n Lt.-Gov. G. D. Shahps, ex 2x rrestaeni. 1st District F. M. Boone, ad W. A. McDonald. Sd Tbos. M. Kemp. 4tb C. A. Marshall. 5th N. A. Taylor. 6th J. B. Boothe. 7sh R. A. Dean. 8th d. M. Ross. 9taj. w. Cutrer. 10th Wm T. Houston. 11th T. J. Turnage. J. C. Burdine. l'Jth J. C. Xeilson. 13th A. A. Montgomery. Jas. W. Barroa. Utn Jas. R. Binford. 15th Wm. O. Verger. ltSh O. A. Wilson. 17th Presley Groves, 18th H.J. Gully. 19th Ge.. G. Dillard. 30th J. P. Walker. 21st R. P. Austin. 2il Wm. Buchanan. 231 John R. Cameron. 24th Win. H. Luse. 25th Geo. M. Hatohelor. 26th D. C. Casey. 27th C. M. Williamson. 2Sth 'Stephen Thrasher. 2i)ih Alex. Fairley. 30th T. A. Woods. 81st 'Roderick Seat 32d T. B. Ford. 33d Will T. Martin. i o-Uh G. A. Guice. Soth Wm. F. Love 36 ih J. H. McAfee. 37th J. L. Morris. 33th Geo. S. Podds. HOUSE OP BEPBSSSNTATIVSS. Adams Geo. M. Marshall G. F. Bowles Alcorn W. M. Underwood Amite Polk Talbert Benton H. P. Maxwell Bolivar J. E. Halbert W. B. Roberts Calhoun S. M. Roane Carroll L. M. Southworth T. W. Sullivan Chickasaw Frank Burkitt J. W. Winter Choctaw Lafayette Robinson Claiborne W. T. Magruder Clarke C. A. Stovall ClaTw. B. Gunn M. W. Davidson Coahoma M. Stovall D. H. Hopson. Copiah J. F. Sexton J. L. Ramsey Covington N. C. Hathorn. DeSoto L. W. Williamson J. M. Granberry Franklin Dr. W. L. Godbold Grenada Jas. C. Longstreet Greene D. W. McLod. Hancock Thos. R. Stoker Harrison Calvit Roberts Hinds J. B. Greaves A. Puryear C. E. Hooker Thos. M. Griffin Holmes J. S. Hoskins W. P. Tackett Issaquena S B. Blackwell Itawamba W. P. Reeves Jackson J. M. Peltaam Jasper W. W. lleidleberg Jefferson J. S. Hicks Jones J. W. Collins Kemper John H. Overstreet Lafayette J. R. Stowers G. O. Davis Lauderdale J. P. Keatou R. II. Whitfield Lawrence G. A. Teunisson Leake E. D. Terry Lea R. S. Shannon O. L. Kennedy. Leflore W.S. Barry Lincoln J. B. Deason Lowndes J. H. Sharp J. II. Simmons M. M. Burke Madison James R. Childress C. W. O'Leary Marion D. M. Watkins Marshall M. J. McKinney T. B. Luck R, S. Greer Monroe James T. Dilworth J. R. Murff T. A. Olipbant Montgomery W. S. Hill Neshoba L. Stainton. Newton J. H. Reagan Noxubee J. L. Clemens J. S. Madison C. M. Thomas Oktibbeha J. O. Askew Dr. J. G. Carroll Panola Jno. Fowler C. K. Caruthers , B. U. Payne Perry J. P. Carter Pike J. II. Crawford Pontotoc C. B. Mitchell Prentiss E. Alexander Quitman Kankin L. II. Babb Henry Jackson Scott J. H. Beeinan Sharkey F. P. B. Brooks Simpson G. W. Johnson Smith Dr. J. L. l'aiton Sunflower Marshall Brown Tallahatchie John Bailey Tate J. R. Puryear J. T. Eaaon Tippah S. O. Love Tishomingo W. P. Harrisen. Tunica R. Abbay Union W. P. Stewart. Warren L. W. W. Magruder--Murray F. Smith J. II. lirabston Washington R. B. Campbell John T. Casey W. H. Harris- Wayne Dr. J. R. S. Pitts- Webster J. K. Nolen Wilkinson J. H. Jones W. A. Dickson Winston T. P. M. King- Yalobusha A. II. Williamson Vazoo T. R. Holloman J. S. Keid C. H. Perkins FLOATERS. Prentiss and Alcorn II. II. Ry Amite and Pike S. M. Simmons Benton and Tippah Jas. C. Harris Holmes and Yazoo P. Simmons Kemper, Lauderdale and Clarke A. F McGee Newton and Leake J. R. Pace Lincoln and Jefferson J. J. Whitney Yalobusha and Calhoun J. F. Provine Pontotoc and Union L. R. Kennedy Mexican Veteran Notes from Texar. Texarkaxa, Texas, Nov. 12, 1887, Editor Clarion : The reunion of the National Association of Veterans of the Mexican War, just closed at Fort Worth, was the most interesting ever held by that organization, lhe meetings con tinued for three days, were held at the Opera House and were presided over by (ien. Manson, of Indiana, principal vice-president, assisted by Wm. . Estes, the only other vice-president present, Uol. Met adin, of Illinois, marshal, and 3laj. A. M. Kenady, of Washington, Secretary, were at their posts. About 42U gray-haired veterans at tended. Nearly all the States and Ter ritories were represented, much the largest portion being from this State, (Texas), having removed here from other States since the the war. Though the heads of these venerable soldiers were hite with age, it was noticeable, in looking down on the assemblage, that scarcely a bald bead was to be seen, but the mass looked like a large snow bank. ruiiy seven-eighths ot the survivors were farmers, and though there were half a dozen Generals tf the late war, present, there were only two present who occupied a position in the Mexican war. About twenty per cent, were found to be excluded from the pension act by the 62 year clause. Only one man who wore a badge took "too much ban quet, and be was taken to the residence of the Mayor and entertained royally. Of Jefferson Davis's old Mississippi Rifles only three survivors were present William -hu lustes, Sergeant of Captain Aicaianus s company, oi lexarkana; Lrr. a. t . lord, private in Captain Willis'i Company of Gilmer. Texas, and J. F. Malone, zd Lieut, of Delay's Comnanv. Marshall, Texas. There were two mem bers of Keuben Davis s 2d Mississippi Rifles present, and one of the 1st Missis sippi battallion. Three other members e .l i mar w tm . . oi me ist aiississippi runes reside in Texas Geo. P. Finley, of Galveston, auu james xx. xiugns. oi xxarnsburcr. 1 T TT TT I . . . ' . "TOTvr . r i "t "J"" "' " ury r. U JNeil, of Lenden. of Douglas H. troopers Company. A copy of The Clarion, dated March 2, 1887, containing a complete muster roll of the 1st Mississippi Regiment, was exhibited on the occasion. It was sent by a member of the regiment now residing at Portland. Oregon. Hon. Jefferson Davis was repeadly cheered, wmcn, u not joined m Dy our .Northern visitors, was assented to. At the ban quet a toast to the Grand Old Man was responded to bv one of his old rMimmt I and the building shook with the applause I that followed. I The National Association f nllv reor-1 ganized and passed resolutions todeclB,on V?: conre of self-treatment tie la y t 112 ner Al T3 a gay time and returned to their homes lull of praise for the people who enter- uunea tnem so hospitably. ALEXICAH WAR VCTERAK. Jay Gould says " the South is the com ing section of our country. " and hence he is making large investments in this sec tion. THE STATE. The gin-house on Gen. George'. n, tation near Greenwood, was dWaft fare on i th mat. 7,4 or Rev. J. B. Graves, the veteran v. minister of Memphis, will terpnse to-night. f '"U terprise to-night, G. W. Arnold n old and teemed citizen of Green wrx-1 ,i;Jj ' 8th inst., at the age o?7xT.' 00 The North Mississippi Confer-n, i ,k M. E, Church will 'beheld Win commencing on Wednesday next, 23d I The Masons and Kni?ft f n " . lupeio are arranging to lodge room. They know together in unity." "UUd a brick how to "dwell The Southern Sentinel av3 it isrermrt that corn is selling for "5 ,Cnr. "?PrH and sorghum for 15 cents I gallon in balullo, Lee county. Rev. Dr. J B. Stratton has published , little manua entitled Praye,Pfor Natchez ; 50 cents. l urner. Mr. Chas. C Bates, of CVnirevilV Miss Maud E. McLean, 0f Liberty ' and were marriea at me residence of tL e on. parents on lutn inst. Water Valley must be one of the w.i est towns m the State. Oue hundred th.,n sand gallons of sorghum were made ia iu vicinity this season. Mr. VanCavett and Mi.-w Minnie Griir daughter of Hon. J. L. lirigg, were tuS ned at the residence of the bride' pireots. in Macon, last Thursday night. Miss Mary George Barksdale, of Merid iau, was very painfully bruised last week by being thrown from a buggy upeet by a' frightened horse she was driving. Capt. David L. Roberta, oi Hd';T Springs, and Miss Mamie Hollowar, 0"i azoo City, were married on Tuesdir morning last. Rev. Dr. Short, of Jacsun officiated. ' The Mayor and Board of Aldermen oi VicksbUTT have requested Judge N'onh hereafter to discountenance the reduction of any fines imposed for carrying concealed weapons. Mississippi looks the approaching win ter right straight in the eyes without wink ing or blinking, for her corn cribs and hay racks are filled to overflow iug. Aberdeen Examiner. The following Mississippiaus have re cently been placed on the pension rolls : Mary J widow of Henry Leslie, Aber deen ; Wm. W. Howell. Starkville ; Allien G.Tyler, Natchez. Harris P. Hurst, of Summit, has been granted two patents for cartridge shells; and Adolph l'oitevent has been granted a patent for a pillow one to hurt the head the other to rest it. Within the past three years Mr. and Mrs. L. Lake, of our city, have buried two loved daughters, and on Saturday last Death claimed the third, Mrs. Garner, of Grenada. Oxford Eagle. Mississippi College is booming. Present number ol students, 19.3, including ol pre paring for the ministry. Dr. Webb ex pects the total enrollment to reach 2-"0 be fore the close of the present neion. The grand juries of Panola and Tate counties concluded their reports with very complimentary refereuces to Judge A. T. Roane, and unammonsly recommended him to the Governor for re-appointment. The High School at IMIeloutaiue, Web ster county, Prof. W. J. Taylor, principal, opened on the 7th inst., with 71 student. In is is the semi-centennial of tbe old town, and it is increasing last iu size and population. Mr. Lucien D. Suggs, of Greenville, and Miss Alice Aby, daughter of Capt. T. J. Aby, and one ol the most attractive daugh ters ot Claiborne, were married ou the Sill inst. Rev. Mr. .Logan, of Port tiiuson, officiating. Several young men were arraigned in Nalchea last week on the charge of dis turbing public worship in Wesley Chapel. Chafie.1. Thejr were taxed with the costs, and receivsd some wholesome advice from Squire Parsons. The Crystal Springs Volunteers caned their ex-Captain, T. C. Hardie, on Tues day night of last week. Dr. Lock wood made the presentation address in his usual happy style, and an elegant supper, music and dancing followed. Crystal Springs boasts of 47 pianos. Ex And more than 47 bright girls that know not only how to get music out of them, but how to pack Iruit, vegetables, and do other things that contribute to the business and prosiertyof the Crystal City. Rev. Mr. Storey, of Starkville has been assisting Rev. Air. Mecklin in a protracted meeting al the Presbyterian church at French Camp, and as the fruit of their labors, about twenty of the young people attending the schools there have united with the church. The friends of Mrs. Chas. B. Howry will regret to learn that she continues to be very much of an invalid. She is still away from home under the care of Dr. Maury at the Mitchell & Maury Sanitari um in Memphis, and is yet unable to leave her room. Oxford Eagle. Mrs. T. J. Alford, of Biloxi. attempted suicide last Thursday night by taking half an ounce of laudanum. Medical assistance was called, and she is now out of danirer. The reason assigned for the rash act was that she had been suffering for years with an acute disease, and life was a burden to her. Superintendent J. F. Dean, of Tate county, publishes in the Senatabia Record an interesting report of school operations in that county for the scholastic year 1887. Total teachers, 13075 white, 01 colored. Paid white teachers, $ 12,156.20; colored teachers, $7231.70. Total, $19,438.00. The new Presbyterian church in Gloster ia called the "Hoyte Memorial Church." Miss Ada Key was the successful anoli- cant for the Fayette public school. Miss Aua :s a graduate ot the fort Gibson Female College. Copiah county has lost one of its best citizens in the death of "Uncle Billy" Cook, at Hazlehurst, last Thursday night. He was seventy years of age, had resided in the county since ISoo. wan elected sheriff in 1875, and filled the ottice most acceptably for six years. It is with extreme regret we read the notice of the death of our voun? friend Lucien Ross, in th last Cofleeville Times. Lucien was a son of Hon. S. M. Ross, and one of the Kest and smartest youths we ever knew, liis parents and other rela tives have our true sympathy. Pittsboro Banner. The North Mississippi Poultry and Pet Stock Association will give its second annual exhibition at Grenada November 29 to December 3. We are advised by Mr. J. Fletcher Hurley, the Secretary, that tne railro&d will give half rates to visitors and the Express Company will carry stock at nail rates. The many friends of Henry 8. Falconer. Assistant Secretary of State during his brother Kinloch's term, will regret to learn that he was killed at Holly Sprine on Sunday last by a freight train on the Kan sas City, Memphis aud Birmingham Rail road, of which he was conductor. He attempted to couple tbe train while in motion and slipped, and the wheels passed over and mashed' his ekull. He leaves a widow and several children. Alex. Woold ridge and Ilenrv Douclass. farmers near Horn Lake, DeSoto county, met at that place on Wednesday last. They had been on bad terms for some time. Woold ridge pulled out a pistol and asked Douglas if he was ready to settle their difficulties. The latter, after replying that he would sooner take a drink. Quickly drew his pistol and shot Wooldridge in the right breast, killing him instantly. The work on the Wanior Coal Fields railroad is beginning to telL Two forces are at work, one being engaged in cutting down the large hill immediately in the rear oi ire lertuizer factory. The dirt thus obtained is being hauled southward and used to fill in the flat west of the line of the Alabama Great Southern road. The other force is at work further northward, a short distance beyond the northern lim its of the city. Meridian News. Miss Mollie Duval requests ns to state I v WUCU for the benefit of those who have sub- I .;KAri f. k. 'Ci.i. u:. t:. sissippi," that on account of some addi- Itinnf omrvin m. phi;.i,;n Company, the appearance of the book will be delayed for a short time. The pnb- Ushers a strong company in Louisville, Ky- speak in very flattering terms of the work, and say it is richly worth the price asked for it one dollar, lhe History will be on sale within a short time. Sard is Reporter. How Intelligent Women Decide. When the question has to be met as to what ia the best course to adont to nn-nn ' "ure, safe and agreeable remedy for those organic diseases and weaknesses which "ffllct female sex, there is but one wise wim ur, i raw favorite rrcaenpuon. It is an unfailing specific for periodical pains, misplacement, internal inuamation, and all functional disorders that render the lives of so many women miserable and joyless. They who try it, praise it. Of druggists. Governor Robert Lowrt is busily engaged preparing documents to be pre sented to the next Legislature, but manages somehow to give a cordial welcome to his i numerous mends who. call at the Capitol i to greet him Aberdeen Examiner.