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From the Lexington Advertiser.
ltl ofCeUred Chan:ha the A p -- f Itae Moth- v Editor: At a recent meeting of the utters and laymen or the lazoo ms- l MidPPl Conference, of the Metho r'tChurcb, south, I was requested to fur- h the secular papers of the couuty, with D'!rof the report, of the Committee on he $'"ious Interest of the colored, for pub- H-ation H you c " 1U ours.c Josem D. Xewsom. T, (ieneral Conference of the Methodist :Lv,naI Church South, at it last session L nted a plan for organizing Conference Inz colored people, and aiding them by " "...n-els. and otherwuw &1JU uuicrwwc uu iucj call -.i .i.mr. la accordance with luce witu tbe aaiii tu rvimmittee waa was appointed by : hot) Kavanaagh, Presiding Elder over .w.rolorcd church in Holmes, Carroll, and j .pr counties. During the year 1 have visited and preach As exiem-ivcly a 1 could among the col fJJf people. I have organized six circuit. !mniovd x colored preachers on them; Vr einorace six hundred members, lour hmdred of whom have been received this ear v'e have organized four Sunday LhooU ith one hundred and forty scholars, i bsntized two hundred members, and tiiieen oreachers. r reason to thank God for HL , 1 ; Intra on lurches ?. ...rZiix-rou condition. We suomitthe Ill B f, u.ivd. 1st. That this meeting fully tTJ r h i with, and endorse tbe effort Jwk waking by ttie Methodist Episcopal rhurcli south, to furnish the gospel to the colored people w ithin the bounds of this Dis- rw.Uf d. 2nd. That it is the sense of thh .l.,intr that every consideration of inter ,wi christian duty, demands that our neoule bliuuld give them all possible en !. Lament- bv assisting them in houses oi worship, and organizing them iuto societies tki'Uen Johnson, Committee. resolved, That a copy o! this report be tillered by the Secretary ortbls meeting to he secular pap-'" ration it thfy see proper. chuoii j. ij.Newbom, Secretary. Kichland, Oc. , lsl. From the Oifoid Falcon. Tbe l'orly Acren at Ia.t. ehnrt time since our imported Sherifl hvinir advertised a long list of lands to b Urtld lor the non-payment of taxes, the day f s'e arrive'! ami the Sheriff mounted a "Ltlhr.T iu the street and announcou the -I to roiunienee, and pnceeded to cry oui .i .triWf off trai ts of land at $1 00 2 25. ... Tbe Sheriff being a Carpet-oag- .T..."fi. negroes soon took up the idea thai the Ion" promised 40 acres of land had now "Vliev rushed to the Sheriff, crowd- injr around "hiin, eagerly bidding off land with their pK-ket books iu hand, ready to par the amount bid. In some instances the would bid against each other and rim ..n (mm Si 50. the amount of tax due, to $5. timnd !'. The sale continued in tint way fr two or three days, colored bidders inrreaxing. After the day's sale closed the ni'irro- would crowd around the SherifTV for their deeds and eajreriy ask to know precisely where their respectiv tracts of land lay, how far from town, and if they would tlnd the mule on the land? letter from N'asiivilie to the editor oi the Jackson (Mississippi) Clarion says You luav relv upon it tliat the Con erva tives sre standing linuly by the rights ol the colored voters w ho came so nobly to their sid to throw off the yoke of the Dis- trsrichbcrs lueir rifjm to vote. noiu. oincc. and to enjoy every civil and political privi lege enjoyed by the whites. The pledge whiili Kthkidok. the Conservative leader, made alter the election that they shall b protected in all these privileges will be iscredlv kept. defend upon it. A few scat tering bills have been introduced by men on their individual reconsibility, but they re ceive no countenance nor consideration Their introduction and reference to com mi t tees are the last that will be heard of them." Truth, every word truth. We can assure our friends "in Mississippi that the large white majority in Tennessee will never de prive the' colored man of his right to vote. .Memphis Avalanche. HOICK KXTUAITM. Avarice. One thing alarms mi the fairer pursuit of gain which over-spreads the land, and which absorbs every faculty ol the mind and every f'-elingof the heart. 0 all na.xsiiitiH avarice is the most b ind and eomirnmisin th last to see and the first to yield to danger. Calhoun. Libk.kai.ity. The liberal man will not give to improper persons nor at improper times, and so forth, tor it he did. he would cease to act w ith liberality and if he were tospend money Usu these things, he would have iimie tospend upon proper objects; for the man who spendi according to his means and upon proin-r objects, is liberal, but he who is in the excess is prodigal. Aristotle. Talking axi Ioino. Our schools go all upon the rci hitherto; no clear aim in them but to teach the young creature how he is to speak, to utter himself by tongue and pen; w hich. suposing him even to have something to utter, as he so very rarely has. ) by no means the thing he specially wants 'Jin these times. How is he to work --how is i w ucriiitc arm iu uu; i iini is ine ques tion for him. which he seeks to answer if in "choois tariylc. hu Irt haK.n.. .... .1 . . 1 . . rr i, . . r . Fashions for Ukmlkmen. The sombre. 'ober, biaek suit, w hich has so long held av, at last shows sing'i of defeat. The funeral appearance for many years made fy our young men, on gay and festive occa sions, is now likely to be changed, and, there oeuiJC "o other way, we are going back to the Rood old days. For instance, the fash ion lor lull cress suits, this season. Is a coat of blue cloth, with gilt buttons; pantaloons and vest of black cassimeres. with inside et of white silk. Morning or neglig consisr or uinrl or 1mi h e.nnMui rl -irwmarKet "cutaway coat or ark cloth. ith striped or plaid trousers and vest of the same material as the coat. The most fashionable, and what is considered the iot elegaut suits lor wcddinirs. or for visits f ceremony, is a Prince Albert coat, dou- le-Dreasted. of blue or blxck cloth, with ilk facings : vest of aame material, worn Ith an inside vest of whim ilni-V- and lav. uderor dark trousers. A livht hlua or lack Stanley scarf, light-colored kid gloves I : :: w.uiiipieie ims very styi- sh toilette. J J I'asTe that will Keep a YEAR.-Dissolve I teaspoon tul of alum In a quart of warm ter. U hen cold, stir in as much flour aa ul give it the consistency of thick cream, fcemg particular to beat ud all the lumm: tir in as much powdered rosin as will lav a a din-e, and throw iu half a dozen clovea jo Rive a pleasant odor. Have on the fire a rteaeup of boiling w ater, pour tne flour mix- who iu stirring well all the time, in a very few minutes it will be the consistencv Kf finish. Illllril inlni..k.n .hlr.. vessel; let it cool: lav a cover on. and nut in a cool place. When needed for use. take KUt a portion and ertlYen ir with warm pater. Taste thus made will last twelve months. It is better than cum. as it does not gloss the paper, andean be written on. What Coxstitutks ix 'Er.rrOH. The riualities of a successful editor, however. are of a much higher kind than Carlyle de ttoes them to be. It Is not mere thrashing trawr without wheat that is required of him. He rua have ability, energy and tact. His illustrations and arguments must always be ithin call. The best newspaper writing is jaly brilliant talking ; but what a rare gift is that ? Let any person who thinks it easy to write a newsoaoer article trv it. But one prticle w ill be no test ot success. An editor piutbe able, like the celebrated French pook of the play, to prepare twelve courses pf fish, flesh, and fowl from one squarelump F veal, lis must be ever aDarklinir and fresh ; never flagging or dull for a moment. Me must mingle the grave with the gay, the lively with the severe, fact with comment. speculation with experience. He must have a versatile taste, a well-stored memory tlhxhtand playful imagination, a logical annd, an unswerving judgment. If any Kuiiks It is an easy task to edit a newspaper r"J " r aay, let nun try is. A Sab Cas ie f ica Tat MitfCav- taij'hly esteemed and beautiful young lady r' st- Louis, aged eighteen, walked out on P ruilroad bridge across the Mississippi, fanned her cloak to a brace of the bridge P'ia leaped Into tbe river. Her bodv bad ot been found at the latest advices. Before lumping into the river, she wrote a note 'ndpinned it to ber cloak, in which she said : Ju? finder of this cloak and hat I hope "in be kind enough to take this to my moth Pr M.the Tremont House, Tell her that my 7 lies ia the Mississippi. I did not drown oyelf for shame nor lova. I am yet as pure as the beautiful snow. . Thank the L'0ra I I have no aln of that kind to answer Pr- No friend have I. Everybody hates pe Mv friends are enemies. Indeed, this i a Cold and rirun anrlil tn 11m In. Rn d bye, mother, sisters and brothers, for BrOlnir I t h l.ni mrKMsIn IMl MKi corns no more. I The mother of alias lie Say is a -widow. tin. wom uvwn, utuo, aDoat year Y J TTTT 1 1 VOL- XXXIII-NO. tetter fron ITaaklat. BaASDoy, Xov. 20th, 1869. Air. Editor: To-uayJiin Lynch and McKee mane tricir appearance to ala resa their "col ored f Hernia- V.wh mrnm aLm1 7. , iw'clAn ored friends1 Each waa asked for a division of time with Geu Low ry, and they backed -qua re uowu ana reiuseu. lien, ixjwry proposed to prove that Lynch was a falsi fier, a deceiver, and had misled and deluded the negroes, all of which Lynch knew to be true, and bence would not allow Gen. L. time to show it. McKee also refused in a mopt amiable way said he had to leave soon for Jackson, xnd would not allude to Gen. Lowry. B-u he had not proceeded far before he said Low ry h-d votod for a law forbidding ne- X roes "buying land. lien. L. corrected him and stated the word "buy was iiot in the law. McKee took it back. Lowry then told him of his promise not to allude to hi as he would not allow him time to reply Afterwards Lowry told McKee how unfair ly he had acted, which Mc. apologized for anu tne matter dronped Leading liadical negroes admitted there must be tomethlna tvrono tchen reakert refuse to let the opposite tide te heard. The Kads dij not ifain anything bv the soeeches of Lynch ana jacKee. At !Urhtnenrv fLibb) I'atterson, our candidate for State Senate, and Charles Cald well, ltadical candidate, (both colored) spoke at the Court House. They behaved well towards each other and discusod the issues fairly. Patterson made a terrible onslaught upon his -friend lnnett. He said he had Deeii with Bennett before he joined our side itia Bennett told him If there was a 1 e mo ral ic nartv In the State he'd be a Democrat. i nig was when they were Dotn Katis. ite'i- ry made a ten trike at Ames' appointees in Itankin said when the door was open for til to join the Club, the whites came in very fast until the county oficrs were filled, and ince the.i not one hits joined! He stated that two Kads had between them nine offi ces. The neifroes had 1.100 vo'ers and only lour little offices anion? them. Said he waited on Gen. Alcorn in Keutucky and knew him well, and he was then trying to frsten the chains of slavery tighter on the negroes. His speech was wen received Messrs. Cooper, Maxey, and Cox have lone yeoman's service in the county, ad dressing the people w ith great ettect at dif ferent points. They handiea iieunett so roughly that he fled the field and It is doubt lul ir he has any more joint Uiscussions. Kankln will do her duty. Citizen. From the Iuka Gazotte. NPEAKHU AT II KA. On Friday last, 5th last, we had e speak ing in this place, and our einzens enjoyed it as a rich treat. Major Wofford. the Dent candidate anc" CoL Harris, tl e Alcorn can didate for Congress. Hon. B. I). Nabors of Memphis, Alcorn supernumerary, and Col. W. M. Inge, friend of Dent, were here and spoke. Major Wofford led off in a speech of one hour's duration, iu which he spoke ot the present set who constitute the radicals r bitter end party, and u we are not great ly mistaken showed them up in such hide- usnes8 that every person present looked upon them with loathing ami contempt. The Major denied the charge made against him, of having called ex-lresidei.t Davis the arch traitor, and 6aid that any one who charged him with it was a liar and a slan derer. We think every person present w as convinced that he had"never said it. Alto gether. Major Wofford made a good lmpres--ion on our people and fe't that his trip had paid him well for the trouble of coming here. He is a good speaker, and a man ol decided ability, and if elected to C ongress will represent the people, w e have no doubt. to the very best or his capacity. Major Wofford was followed by Col. Harris (Radi cal) of DeSoto When Col. Nabors' hour was up. Col. William Jd. luge, ot corintn. ame forward, and lor one nour ponreu forth a torrent of eloquence, satire and in vective, such as we have never listened to before in all our lite. We have heard Col. Inge before, and gave him great credit as a oublic sneaker, but, nutil Friday, had a very imperfect conception of his ability a a statesman and an orator. As Ajax hurled ponderous stones at the enemy in the 1 ro- I . .1 1 . I ,U . 1.!. Ian wai, so tne matcuiess i"j;e nircw iu ? . . . I . I ..!... lie. W missus amongst mc rncmira iu lire South and the befayers of Mississippi. As a cat would handle a moibc, as a giant would toss a lilliputian, as a boy would manipulate his top, as a huge mastiff would worry a wouucleu nare, as an eiepuani, wilii his snout, would throw an apple, so lnge toyed with the radical champions. He took ud Door Nabors, and beginning at the top of his head skinned him to the end of his toes, as a boy would skin a squirrel ; lie then look up each muscle and dissected it clean ; then he disarticulated his bones one by one until, when he left him, there was not even a decent skeleton left. For about the first time in our life we were sorry for a radical. I'oor Ben Xabors hung his head.nesquirmea. he changed position, he tried to grin, he e sayed to look dignified, he tried to seem mad. but all would not do. The unfeeling Inge, the relentless Inge, the bloody di.-sector Inge, would not let him go until he had stripped him of every muscle, drained him of every drop of blood, and deprived l.im ol every breath of life. When he had done this. he left him nieicss anu coiw, bru h.miiihjs for the crowd to do but bury him. Xabors will never meet Inge again on tne stump. In conflrmation of this opinion, as to Nabors, we are informed that he has left the State in disgust. Aa EiJarkMnlaa In .fwlti. Thismnk of perfection, this fragrant and lovely flower, this embodiment of corruption and rottenness, this gny and festive United States Marshal and Union League organizer, who is not recognized, says the Gazette, by a single decent white or colored man in Iuka, and who could not, says the same paper, get credit in that place for a plug of tobacco, is again in our town. Yes, citizens of Oxford. hold your olfactories the other way, and keep your hands on your pocket books, fnr A. Worlev Patterson this sweet scented skunk is in your midst. Oxford Falcon. Wo ii ni let-stand that "this sweet-scen ted skunk" was kicked out of Mr Kittrell's store at Winona a few days ago by the proprietor for making too free with his gKls under the pretence of being a rev enue officer in search of violations of law. Mr. Kitcrell asked him for his authority, and not being able to show it. that gen tleman booted him out. liurran ior Kittrell. Vai den Times. Tnlldlty of ConMerale Conliica a ... i. .,wi!r,r Koftirp the United States ISimreme Court which involves the validity of titles passed to the purchaser at a sale un der a Confederate decree of confiscation Under their sequestration actm ISol. one Mrs. Lee, a resident of Pennsylva nia in hefom the war. a large herd or sheep in Texas, which were under charge of an agent. At the suit ot tne wniuenia they were conn seated, anu u - the purchaser at the sale. After the war Mrs, Lee brought suit to make Knox respon sible for the wrongful taKiiig of the sheep. The action waa brought in the Circuit Court for the district ot lexas. anu iujur, instructed that Knox obtained no title by his purchase. From tbe judgement enter ed on the verdict, and that he must respond in damage, appeal s taaen. anu it us iuur ,a .... rvmfederate States were a icu uim ma buv . . - de facto government, having acknowlrdgcd belligereut rights, they possessed the pow er as a means of war to pass valid title by confiscation. A Raidlral Ca ialattu-e dldtate or the 18: 1m a I"ah A SFKCLMKN BRICK. . From the Grenada SentineL Fairfield U decidedly the meaneat white man in tbe State or Mississippi, The fact is. if a mean robbery er a cowardly theft was committed, and a detective was sent here to ferret at the perpetrator, he weald, among all the low characters in Grenada, pick out Fairfield as the eumioaL Haunch backed, and a look that any artist would envy In portraying Judaa, a sneaking, miser ly, revengeful yet paltroonisb nature, are the chief characteristics of tha tohUe ( ?) rad ical candidate for the Lower House oi Rep resentatives. We cannctsee why he waa se lected, for the only thing this man could faithfully represent wouad be a pack of thieves la the Penitentiary. Rwnrxssa the new postage stamps; they stick at nothing. - 1. THE FIKETIE-v DISPLAY Saturday came fully opto public ex pec tation. Tbe magnificent Steamer of Missis sippi. o. 2, of New Orleans, had arrived the day previous. Oa Saturday morning, at 3 o'clock, the ringing of our fire-bells and tbe booming of "Moses" announced the arrival of a delegation of that Company twenty-two men, under command of First Assistant Foreman. Price. They were duly receivea at the depot, and escorted to the quarters assigned them first partaking of . rerrenments. At 9 o'cIock, the Fire Department of this city, accompanied with Mississippi, No. 2. proceeded to the depot to meet the Fire Companies of Vicksburg. In due time they arrived, as follows. Chief Engineer, J.J. I itzpatrick. First Assistant Chief Engineer, H. King. Pboenix Steam Company, F. L. Gnscio, Ir ore man. independent Relief, Xo. L Wm. Oakley, foreman. Constitution, No. 1, John Groome. Fore man. Vicksburg Hook and Ladder Company, V m. Uockwood, Foreman. A procession being formed, beaded by the Jackson Brass Band, and under charge of Chlei Marshall, II. C. Fulmer, and Assis tants, proceeded np Main street to the Capi tol ; then through the principal streets. On arriving at tbe Fair Urouuds, the grand procession waa greeted nitn lusty cheering, waving of handkerchiefs, and other demon strations of delight and admiration. The contest between the several compa nies, as announced In the programmes, then begun. First, a run of one quarter of a mile the two Hose Carriages of Jackson, and the Hose Carriage of Independent lie- lief competing. Gem, No. 2, was declared the winner of the Silver Trumpet. There was no contest between the three steamers, much to the great disappointment of the multitude. At 5 o'clock, the several companies left the Grounds for Angello's Dinner IlalL wnere a sumptuous feathad been spread- enough indeed to satisfy the appetites of a many more as stood around the tables. Du ring the supper a pleasant Incident or two occurred, which we will briefly notice. Mr. Oliver Clifton, on behalf of Gem, No. 2, Dose Company, presented the trumpet awarded his Company to Independence Kelief Hose Company of Vickshurg. it was received by Mr. C. E. Webb In a truly eloquent speech. The other trumpet which had been provi ded with a view to being awarded to one ol the steamers In case ol trial, was presentee by Chief Engineer, Thomas Green, to Piie ii ix Company, No. 2, ol Vicksburg being received lor the Company by Second Assis tant Foreman, s. A. Moss, iu appropriate terms. We regret that time and space precludes a more extended notice of this magnificent display. It will be long and plesantly re membered. Jy Hlewwey In JuekMa. The strains of Charley Jeager's beautiful brass band under our windows last evening. at an early hour, announced to us that Mis sissippi No. 2 had returned from its triumph to Jackson Mississippi. Meeting our old friends of the company down stairs, we learned that after leaving here on Friday afternoon, under the courtesies exteuded to them by Capt. T. S. Williams. Superintend ent of the Jackson Kailroad, they arrived in Jackson about 3 o'clock the next morning with their hnesil"erengine, "lady B'essev, to compete for the prize for excellence at the Mississippi Mate frair, now being neiu in that city. The tire department of Jackson were inattendance at the depot, and receiv ed our delegation with cheers and no lung less than a salvo of artillery ; the procession formed anc proceeded to the Masonic llali, where every comfort was provided for their guests by the noble-hearted Jackson fire men. At 9,Li a. m the companies then formed again and marched to the station where three companies of the Vickshurg fire department one steam engine compa ny, one hook and ladder company and one hand engine company were received, and the procession proceeded to the Capi'ol grounds, whvre the hospitalities of the city were extended to the visitors in a most cor dial manner, and thence to the Fair Grounds where -Lady Blessey was once more the recipient of the blue ribbon as the finest steam engine on exhibition, by the unani mous vote of both the V icksburg and Jack son departments. The grounds were attend ed by an immense concourse of people, num bering not less than six thousand to witness this decree. The return to Jackson occurred at half- past 4 o'clock, and the firemen ol Jackson and their guests at down to a sumptuous dinner at Angelo's. after which the Vicks burg companies weje escorted to the depot, and bidden farewell. The Mississippi boys returned las eveningabout (5 o'clock, highly elated with their trip and the courtesy ol the Jackson firemen and people generally, and have begged us to return to theifl their appreciation of the kindnesses bestowed upon them; and without desiring to be in vidious, they have also reqnes-ted us to thank Mr. Tbos. Green, Chief Engineer, and Matt. F. Ash. First Assistant Engineer, ot the Jackson Fire Department; U.M.Taylor. Foreman of Jackson No. 1 ; Harris Barks dale. Secretary of the Association, and John Ilohrbacher of Gem No. 2, for especial fa vors. It was a most pleasant affair throughout, which is sratifviug not only tothe company to w hich thisexquisitely wrought and pow erful engine belongs, but also to tbe w hole Fire lHpartment ana the citizens generally of this city. Mississippi must also be proud i hat a company bearing its name should have taken the palm of excellence at their grand fair. JN. U. Bulletin. Silver Trumpet to thi Phoxxix. In making a report of the display of the Fire Departments at Jackson, last Saturday, the presentation of a beautiful silver trumpet to the Phoenix steamer ao. oi mis cuy, for tirst water, was inadvertently omitted. Assistant Foreman Moss was on the grounds with this handsome engine andour men. With forty of the same kind he might have taken the whole town. The trumpet is on exhibition at the store of Herman & Moss. Vicksburg Thins. . For the information of the Times we will state that there was no contest of steanwrs on Saturday, and the silver trumpet was presented to the Pbrenlx engine company by Chief Engineer Green, as a mark ot respect and esteem, and not for superiority in any particular. lienors to Jrflrrwa Daviaat 31na phis. From the Avalanche. Hon. Jefferson Davis is still in this city. For two days the Pea body Hotel has been thronged with ladies and gentlemen, tbe old and tha vminir. all anxious to pay their re spects to one which the august tribunal of uisiiory wiu aujuugu wis umv age. Every possible and conceivable man ifestation of respect has been extended to ward Mr. Davis. He baa been serenaded, and often urged to consent to a public ban quet ; but he prefers to see bis friends as a private citizen, while he is cautiously silent on the subject of politics. Tkavkhno bt Boat. Hallo, there, Capting!" said a brother Jonathan to a cap tain ot a canal packet boat, on the Erie canal, -what do you charge for a passage ?" Three cents per mile and board," said tbe captain. "Wall, I guess Til take passage capting, seeing as how I am kinder gia out, walking so far " Accordingly he rot on board jest as the steward was ringing the bell for dinner. Jonathan drew opto the table, sat down, and began demolishing tbe aflxina,M to the utter consternation of the captain, until be bad cleaned the table of all that was eatable, when he got np and went on deck, picking bis teeth very comfortably. -How far Is it. eapticg from here to where I got on board t" Nearly one and a half miles, said the captain. , Let's see" sail Jonathan, "that would be just four and a half cents ; bat never mind, capting, I won't be small, here's five eeata, which pays my fare to here, I guess I'll go ashore now ; I'm kinder resuai tout.' ., , . , A colored man was shot an 1 kffled j Vai den at about two o'elock cm tha rort 1b 7 of the 8th tastn while atteraptir g t bra x ia a tor. So we learn from the Vaidea '.times. W IB IB KILT JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, THTJBSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1HC9. Fiom the Mksisalppi BuUetia Xaw Tf celiac mC Friday, Ui latC 1st Iramlarrtlle. According to previous appointment, Robt. S. Hudson. Esq, Hob. Thomas S. Gath right and J. K High gate, the colored orator from Madison, addressed a large and respectable crowd or tne citizens or lnatoa county, at tbe Court House ia this place, on r rtday. 5th mst. Tbe speakinr was opened oy ar, Gathright, who held tbe large audience pell-bound in a speech of two hours' length, which should have been heard to be fully appreciated, as we do not feel equal to the tak or portraying the tnruliug effect of his magic eloquence. He showed np tbe Radi cal party in its horrid and disgusting de formity ; its varied schemes tor plunder! eg. not only the people of Mississippi, but of the whole South; ventilated their different dodges for misleading and entrapping tbe colored people, in order that they (toe radl cals and scallawags) may receive their sup port iu me coming election anu oe conuiiueu in the offices they now bold and prostitute to their own base ends and purposes, losing signt 01 tne interests 01 tne reopie 01 tne country, in their wild bant after the spoils; warned the people or the danger which menaced them and most assuredly would befall them if they failed to do their whole duty, auu permitted, by tneir inactivity and lukewarmuess, tae success or tne radical party in this canvass. Mr. Gathright closed nis stirring address with an earnest appeal to tbe people not to stand luly looking on. while tbe enemy are leaving no stone un turneo to insure the defeat of the Conserva tive party ; the only party to whom the peo ple could look, tor tne iuture saiety, peace, prosperity and greatness of the State: and sat down amid the prolonged cheers of the audience. Mr. Uatbrigut is the Conserva tive candidate for Superintendent ot Public Instruction, is a huished scholar, a polished gentlemen, aud in every way worthy of the position for w tiicn be is a canuiaate. .Mr. J. 11. Migugaie, waa men iniroaucea by Col. Hudson, and having himself once been in the councils of the Radicals, pro ceeded to show tbem up to tne colored peo ple, in their disgusting proportions, showed by actual facta and figures that what the Radicals and scallawags desired, was not the elevation or improvement or tbe colored people, but to use them aa a means of keep ing themselves (the scaiiawags; in tne posi tions tbev occupy : that intimidation, pecu lation and violence is to be the rule of the Radicals in the present canvass, and closed by exhorting his colored friends not to be either misled or intimidated by them, but to stand firmly by the principles or :oo nerva tion), and all would yet De wen. 111s speecn had a most telling effect upon the colored peonl Robert S. Hudson, sq tnen took tne stand, and for us to attempt a review of ki speech, would be more than is expected ot us. The simple announcement that he made a speech in this piace on the 5th inst., and another on the night of the Cth, is sufficient to convince every body that tney were mas ter efiorts. Mr. Hudson is not a candidate lor office, but with his clear-headed fore sight sees what the condition of Mississippi will be under Radical rule, anu naa entered upon the canvass with a view to using his powerful persuasive eloquence and influence to avert the danger which now threatens his beloved (state. Uod speed him lu his good work. From the Mobile Register. 11 1 KM I KM 1 1 I I - As the day of trial nears. we are rejoiced to hear that the true-hearted Mississippians are waking up to a sense of the immensity of the stake they have ir. it. The Register has a large reading constituency in Missis- topi, aud we are conscious or an interest in the struggle for redemption that ber people are making hardly second to that we feel for Aixbama. Hie press or our sister neignoor is doing its duty manfully, and we like the ring ot the blows it strikes. It is musical with the tones of lihertv. and is hound to find its vibrations in the hearts of men born free, and determined to live and die in all manly efforts to secure their lost birthright, if there are men iu Misissippi who are lukewarm in this struggle, it is not because the spirit of liberty has decayed in their hearts, nor because their courage has failed them. We speak now of the men, not of the castitfs who, allured by the tieshpots of car- pet-bagism, have sunk beneath tbe carpet bag level, and become renegades renegades to their dear mother land. But if there are nCen who are lukewarm, it is because they have lost hope, or do not comprehend the deep interest of their State and people in a contest between a fierce and red-handed Radical and a Conservative Republican. Nevertheless the cause of Dent is treighted with precious rights and privileges to the people. It rises far higher than a choice of evils. Dent tights under the banner of State rights, seif-government, amnesty and peace. Aicorn under the black nag of consolidation and State dependency upon the centralized power at Washington. Great wars and great questions of national concernment are often fought and determined on side issues and on preliminary battie-nelus. From the N. Y. Herald. The Marriage Ijiwh of Sew Yerk -An Important IecIIon. We published yesterday in full the im portant decision of Judge G. G. Barnard, in Chambers of the Supreme Court of this city, on Saturday last, in the caseot Beatrice Bissell. an infant, by her guardian, against John B. Bissell, for a limited divorce on the ground of abandonment. The defendant admitted the abandonment, bnt denied the marriage. The parties had been living in Brooklyn. The plaintiff's case was that a marriage having been agreed upon between them, and the usual preparations having been made on her part, she met the defen dant (1807 J by appointment in New York, and that while they were riding together in a carriage in the Park defendant placed a ring upon her finger. Buying. This is your wedding ring. We are married. We are married just as much as Charles is to his wife (referring to his brother and sister-in -law ) I will live with you and take care of you all the days of my life as my wife." That to this she assented, and that accord ingly as man and wife they lived together till his abandonment of her in August last; and that shortly before the abandonment he induced her to sign a paper, drawn by him self, stating that no marriage ceremony bad been performed between them. The defendant, on his examination, put in the plea that he never agreed to take tbe plaintiff aa his wife; that it was agreed she should live with him as his mistress and that he should pass her off as bU wife; that he gave her the wedding ring so as to de ceive other people and to avoid suspicion, as he feared if discovered in their boarding house that they wera not married they would be turned out. There was no pre tence that up to the time of the alleged marriage the plaintiff was not blameless In ber conduct. Judge Barnard, after reviewing the evi dence, tbe law, the authorities and the pre cedents bearing upon this case, declared himself satisfied that an actual marriage was contracted between the parties, aud that if tbe defendant, while endeavoring to accomplish the ruin of a virtuous girl, blun dered Into matrimony be has no one but himself to blame. Keep It Before site lalaa. That Gen. Alcorn ia not running for Gov ernor. The Columbus Index says he positively- stated to a citizen of that place that he did not expect o remain as Governor, and if it was required of him that he would abandon the canvass. Hon. a. IB. Wrtsjrht aalba Rnaleml calanaylle Is for tbe Deal Ticket. At Home, Tatpah CoritTT ) Nov. 13, 1869. S Having heard from various sources, that my position in the present political contest in Mississippi, has not only been misunder stood, but wilfully misrepresented. I beg leave to make the following brief statement, with tbe view of setting myself right be fore thooa, who. in the past, have honored me with their confidence and friendship, and elected me time and again to high po litical trusts: - - Neither of the tickets now before the peo ple of the State, would command my appro val, were 1 left to my own free and on re al ric ted choice, bat aa matter bow stand, without going into particulars. I unhesita tingly endorse the ticket of which Judge Louis ieat is tne nonorea enter, ana were 1 not one of the disfranchised, should un questionably east my vote tor it. aa the speediest means, of restoring conndenca la tb stability of tbe government, and giving back the control of oar beloved Stat to ft own citizens, as originally designed by the framers of the Constitution. - - i - - D. B. 'Wkjcht. He w&o never had the attribute of mercy warm ia his heart, sor has been touched with the emctios cifltyt could scarcely have fcifAljiffg sessa cf wh&X the meaning of these words reailj ia,- r . r ' FAJB JOTTTAGS. A serious accident occurred yesterday afternoon at the Fair Ground by which Mrs. J. L. Power was seriously injured. Aa in toxicated man. In coming down the inner stairway, fell, and ia so doing, come with his whole weight against Mrs. Pn who was oa the same stairway going down, throwing her with great violence to tbe floor and dis locating her left shouldVr and fracturing the left ankle bone. Sbe waa at once re moved to ber residence and medical atten tion procured. CHaSLZT WILLIAM. We have already reported, received pre miums for his one-horse and two-horse plows. Iu addition to these, be received on Tuesday the blue ribbon for the best Cotton Scraper, best Cultivator, and best iron rail Ing. OEOBGE MCH, Another meritorious townsman, received the blue ribbon on his Grazier Hog, 18 months okL weighing 814 pounds the finest grnnter we have ever seen In a pen. Mr. Muh also received the blue ribbon on his splendid fast-pacing gray horse. A DmCHUO SATKTT WHITTLE Till, Patented by Col. E. P. Jones, of Sunflow er, attracted a good deal of attention. By the application of this appartos to a shaft a horse can be attached or detached by a simple motion of the hand. If a horse should take a notion to run, be can be turned loose from the baggy ia a second. Col. Jones used this apparatus for several years in North Caro lina, for his own convenience, but be has been prevailed upon of late to have the in ventlon patented. Its general application to carriages and buggies will save much time and trouble, and render the riding be hind fast stock not quite so hazardous. rAIqCHlR AID DOAa run BO tut K AND 8TKAMZB, Represented by Farquhar Moon, of Richmond, Ind, took two first class premi urns, one, as an .evaporator ana one as a Feed Boiler and Steamer. The small amount of fuel and labor required by this machine cannot fail to render it a general favorite with our Southern Farmers. A SUBSTITUTE TOR STOXK Was shown us by Mr. Jas. Clark, Secretary of the Louisiana Frear Stone Manufacturing Company. The specimens on exhibition were a window cap and ashlar, both recent ly made, but very compact and nearly as heavy as tie genuine rock. This composi tion can be moulded into any desired pat tern, and is certainly a very cheap and ele gaut building material. Indeed it has al ready entered very largely into the con struction of buildings, culverts, etc, in New York, Chicago, New Orleans, and other cities. The Superintendent of the Louisiana Company it Thos. J. Portia, 36 Natchez street. New Orleans. Builders and contrac tors would do well to correspond with him. or with the Agents in this city, Messrs. Tay lor and Fulmer. THK COUUiAir MI1X Was gristing out meal at the rate of fifty bushels an sour, as w; passed by it on Tues day. We found Its clever proprietor, II. Dudley Coleman, running the machine. On our return from the Ground we found at our residence a bushel of superior meal ground on Mr. Coleman's Mill in sixty-four seconds! One of the most ingenious as well as val uable artieles exhibited at our late State Fair was the Centrifugal Well, by Smith t Farr. These Wells are made of pipe (of any de sired size) driven into the ground by means of a patent hammer, and furnish pure water in any quantity. In case the pipe comes in . contact with rock there Is provided a patent drill to cut through, when the pipe may be driven to any depth ; thus every farmer may have in his stock yard a constant and un failing supply of pure water and at a nom inal cost. The Head Block for saw mills, exhibited by Kingsland. Ferguson fc Co, receive the endorsement of the Awarding Committee as will be seen by their report. Five of these machines were sold during the continuance of the Fair. The Shingle Machine of Chaa.S. Buit also received the endorsement of the Awarding Committee. Some fifteen of these machines have been sold during the past week. The Eagle Straw Cutter deserves mention and the Awarding Committee have dene themselves credit in making special mention of it. No farmer can conveniently be with out one. One of the most naiqae and economical articles on exhibition was a "Meat Chop per," that performs its office in a very ac ceptable manner. Mr. Jno. S. Carson, ot Brookhaven takes the premium on his churns over dozens of competitors. By this churn butter Is made n six minutes, and is in practical operation in thousands of families is Mississippi. This is a purely Mississippi invention, by one of our oldest citizens, and has been awarded the highest premium in Louisiana two successive years, and now at our own State Fair. There Is no doubt ot its utility. Another article of great value, and one that will prove cheap and convenient to bakers, is a Cracker Machine, patented by Cyrus Marsh, Esq, of Franklin county. The utility ot this machine is demonstrated at a glance, it being constructed to pass the dough between two cylinders, one of which is covered with a soft material while the other is supplied with caps that come in contact with tbe soft substance in revolving, tfi us cutting the cracker in the desired shape; while from the cylinders passes a revolving sheet on a plane which conveys the crackers from the cylinder. Mr. Marsh will commence the manufacture of these machines early next spring, and proposes to supply them, hand power, for $175 to $J0O and steam power, for 9350 to $400. The Tribune Water Wheel, exhibited by G. D. Bustamante, received the commenda tions of the awarding committee for su periority as a water power. The following Is an extract from the re port of the Stove Committee : Tour committee observe two specimens, Mississippi manufacture, presumed to be the first cooking stoves ever made ia the State. These stoves, together with some accompanying pieces of hollow were made by Shaw, Boblason A Co, Water Valley, Miss, and to the eye seen to combine all tbe essential qualities of good cooking stoves. Two specimens, different alaes, were oa exhibition, the "Stonewalln and the -Grey Jacket," and for the credit of our State it Is hoped that experience, tbe test of merit, will speedily demoostrate their ability. We understand the following premium horses, (the property of Col. Rochester of Kentucky.) will be oa sale in Jackson for a few days yet, to-wit: AltorC Sir Walter, Carrie Yerrer, and last, though not least, the beautiful red sorreH ' "Norma nd mare," Ben Forest. " ' In regard to this latter animal. It Is but Just to say she most richly deaered the doable btae ribbons sttachod try the Judges to ber bride, having triumphantly won the prize for the beat combined saddle and har ness mare. - The djaplsj oa!lthaAbove horses at one time for the t) premium which they took, attracted, the edmlrtttea ef an present. Peraoes &sirtas&Bely prod sad well broken horses she old :t Jet this x portanlty Ae purchase yase by, - SOCLKS COMXieClAL COLL BOX, Took first premium on every thing at the Fair. Tbe Aw arding Committee waa com posed of gentlemen well known here as pen men and accountants, and their decision may be relied on. O liara s portable pocket Corn bheller came in for favorable mention by the Awarding Committee, who recommended It as one of the most convenient Inventions of the age, and specially adapted to the watts of the planting community. In a test of Hand Corn Shellers on Monday last, Mr. O nara beat all on exhibition. Mr. O'Hara may be addressed at Bolivar, Tenn. THX GK0VKK A BAKKX SrWIJCO MACHINE Had several new laurels added to Its al ready bright chaplet, during the late Fair, It received five different premiums, as fol lows: 1st, as tbe best Sewing Machine; 2nd. as the best Sewing Machine for Family Use ; 3rd ; for tbe best Child's Dress ; 4th. for the best Genu' Shirt; 5th, for the best Machine Embroidery. The many specimens of work on exhibition, and the wot k done on the machine in tbe presence of visitors, elicited the admiration of all. We will add. in this connection, that in tbe list of premiums as published. Mrs. Louis Hoffman, of Vicks burg is credited with the first premium on Child s Dress. This should have been the second premium tbe first being awarded to theGrover & Baker machine. We will further add that Mr. S. G. New comer, of this city, has resumed the agency for this machine. They can be seen in oper ation at his store. Parties purchasing will be fully Instructed in their use, without charge. Quite a number of these machines were sold by Mr. Newcomer before the war, and their achievements at the Fail have created a new and lively demand for them. The Committee on Penmanship at Missis sippi State Fair awarded, Nov. 23d, 1869, Soule s Commercial College, New Orleans, First Premium for: 1. 2. 3. 4. Best Display of Penmanship. Practical - Ornamental " " Illuminated " 5. Off-hand Flourishing. F.wicv Illuminated Pen lettering. 7. Pen Draw ing. 8. " Scroll Work. 9. 44 Old English. 10. " Italian Hand. 11. 44 Epistolary. 12. Roman le ttering. 13. w Oerman Text. 14. 44 Back Hand. 15. 44 Pen Drawing in Stipple. 16. - Pen Drawing in Line. 1". 44 Card writing. 18. 44 Practical Penmanship bv a bov un- oer ij years. 19. 44 Ornament 1 Penmansliin bv a kov unoer 14 years. 20. 44 Practical Penmanship bv a bov un der 16 years. 21. 44 Practical Balance Sheet bv a bov By Special Committee on Book-keeping, Nov. 24th, 18C9, awards were made as fol lows ; Best kept set of Books: For best kept and Written Books of Ac counts by boy under 14 years; 1 or best kept and Written looks of Ac counts by a boy under 16 years, hrudents of Col. Socle's Co.mmeiicailCoi.lkgk, New Orleans, La. The last day of the Fair was closed by races of saddle stock for purses of $10. For the best Fox-walker, Col. Rochester's Belle Forest took the purse, and for the running race, the purse was awarded J. F. Dillon, of Hinds county. Award or I'renalnnaaw Best Mowing Machine, .Stafford's patent Thos. B. Bodley & Co- New Orleans. Reaper and Mower. W.N. Wood's patent G. D. Bustamante. Gang Plow Dirfey & Co- Decatur, III. Cotton Planter, Shaw & Robinson, Water Va'ley. Corn and Cotton Planter combined Shaw & Robinson. Water Vallev. Grain Drill D. II. Rltchlow's patent G. D. Bustamante. Grain Drill, 2nd, J. Billings, I X L rat. Dayton. Ohio. Broad-Cast Sower, I. H. Goodtell's patent ii. D. Bustamante. Pea Planter, horse power. Stafford's pat ent Thos. B. Bodley, New Orleans. Hand Pea PI an tea Geo. Williams.nolmes county. The Committee recommended this Planter as a most valuable invention, aud one that should be adopted by planters. Portible Corn Mills, both steam and horse power If. Dudley Coleman. New Orleans. Corn Mill, hand power Challenge Mill Company. Joliet, 111. G. D. Bustamante. Saw Mill Thos. B. Bodley. NewOrleans. Head Block for sawmill Kingsland, Fer guson Co, St. Louis. The Committee gave this invention the fallowing certificate: The Parkhurst patent Head Blocks, man nfactured by Kingsland, Ferguson fc Co-St. Louis. Mo, we believe to be the most speedy and accurate mode of setting the logs iu sawing lumber, in use, and are faultless both In principle and manner of construction. We regard them as a very valuable auxiliary to circular saw mills in the manufacture of uniform lumber and saving of lsbor. Best Iron Mill, C. Parvin, New Jersey patent G D. Bustamante. Turbine Water Wheel, New ton's patent, G. D. Bustamante. Lard Press, Fanexter patent, G. D. Bus tamante. Bent Evaporator and Feed Boiler, may be used separate or combined. Moon 3t Far quhar. Richmond, Ind. The committee recommend it tor planters. Hand Corn bheller, Chas. M. O'Hara, Bol ivar, Tenn. Straw Cutter, R. G. Craig & Co, Mem phis Tenn. Iron Tooth Harrow, Chas. E. Wynne & Farr. New Orleans. Corn Huker or Shucker, G. E. Htnson, Jefferson. Texas. Cotton Scraper, Chas. Williams. Jackson. Horse Hoe, Chas. E. Wynue Jk Farr, New Orleans. Earth Drill for Wells and Pipe Driver, Farr A Smith, New Orleans. Best Sweep, Shaw & Robinson, Water Valley, ill-. Sulky Cultivator, Richards &, Ailsworth, Canton, Miss. Cultivator (one horse), Chas. Williams, Jackson, Miss. Stationery Steam Engine, Thos. B. Bodley, New Orleans. Horse Railway, Power, Chas. E.Wynne Farr, New Orleans. Shingle MachincC. S. & S. Burt. Dnnlleth, 111, Thos. B Bodley, Agent, New Orleans. The committee recommended this machine as the moat perfect on the ground for the purpose intended. Farm Gate, W. U. Griscom. Virginia. Drainer ind Post Hole Digger, Moon & Farquhar, Richmond, 111. Those Honda. If tbe Alcorn ticket is elected, you may make up yonr mind to pay the repudiated State debt and all tbe accumulated Interst. to the Radical speculators in this State, who have bonght np the bonds. ThU debt now amounts to twenty mil. ion dollars, or jost about twenty dollars on each man, woman and child, in the State. Indirectly, the wble of this must come out ot tbe laborers' pockets; but It will not take a round about course, he will have to srand square up to his shares Aberdeen Examiner. Watch the Caaraaa. The order of the District Commander gives ns the opportunity. Fair-play is the only favor we have asked. Bee that there is no foul-play in the registration and in the casting and counting of votes. Child rest. Provide children healthy diet, roomy clothes, and plenty of exer cise in the open air. The exhilarating action of air upon baby lungs is highly beneficial and will be found much more eScious than giving them 'gia" to keep them quiet or make them sleep. Many man who reels throagh the street drunk, can credit his none or mother with ma king him so by forming the appetite for drink when he was but a child, Mothers, if yon wish to have your babes grow up to healthy and sober, men and women, beed this advice." - 2 ' 1' T iam i ii ' -. "' V ; Prepare to register - S3 00 PER i'EAR The Sunflower Disturbances. Combwh and other Radical Avthor$. yKfVr the I Cabruxltok, CaaaoLL Ccrnvv I Nov. sut, I?;:!. .a. Ethtl Borksdale, Joel ton, Mitmttippi: Dcaa Six: The Sheriff of Sunflower county (Johnson) recently passed tbroiigl our village at night rn route to Jackson foi the purpose of reporting to Gen. Ames a disturbance which occurred In that county between the blacks and some white citizen of Sunflower and Carroll counties. Having no reliance In tbe veracity or hon esty of Joboson, I send you a statement 01 the aflair w hich Is reliable, as it Uconden.c from the repoi t of two w orthy gentlemen Msj. James M. Watt and Col. A. J. Ll.ldell. w ho were seut to Greenwood near the scene of the disturbance for the purpose of inves- .giving mc iuiiu-r, auu ia uascu upon till testimony of credible w itnesses. It seems that on tbe 17th Inst., Comba1 at the bead ot about 15 or 20 negroes, armed envu n uu iiun auu puwi, croescu m 1 azoo ... 1 . 1. 1 , . ... river from the couuty of Sunflower inU Carroll a few miles below Greenwood. I will be seen from the testimony of Mr. James Yonng that Combash had threatened to cross to Greenwood and clean out the town and destroy IU Young endeavored to dissuade him from so bloody a purpose, but he would listen to nothing. Meeting s w hite citizen named Dennis, they dragged him from his horse w ithout any provocation cursed him, and swore that tbe blacks should rule this country, that the rebels had rule.) it long enough and that they would now take it in band. Having arrived at Greenwood they de manded the surrender of a conservative negro who had been engaged In a fight with a radical negro and had w orsted the Utter. The citizens refusing to surrender him to the Infuriated and armed mob, the leader. Combash was very violent In language and action ; he rode through the streets denounc ing vengeance and swora that he would return to Sunflower and raise MX) or 1.000 met. and would 4,clean out the town," thai he "would wipe it out" aud cursed the whites In most blasphemous terms. Tl citizens being fearful that his threats w ould lie speedily carried out, as he dispatched couriers to summon his followers, sent mes sengers to various portions of the county foi assistance. A w arrant was Issued for Un arrest of Combash and placed In the baud of the Sheriff. in oueuience to tne can lor assistance a number of citizens, probably a hundred or more, a?cuibled at Greeiiwood, for It pro tection and for the purpose of alJlug tin Sheriff to srest Combash. The latter hav ing got wind of the movement remained In Sunflower and the citizens crossed over Into that county to make the arrest, aa they were fully satisfied that if Combash were once placed in arrest that the negroes whom lie had deluded would return to their home. While a squad of fifteen or twenty tnen were advancing up the bank of the Talla hatchie river they were reatedly fired on from the opposite bank of the river, and Anally were tired on by the pickets w hich Combash had thrown out from his negro force, and two whites were wounded. The citizens returned the fire and two tif-srocx were killed and one wounded. The negroes then fled, and Combash escaped. The citi zens then quietly returned to their homes, having first met Lieutenant Pickett, U. S. A, who is stationed in Sunflower with a squad of ten or fifteen men, w ho assured them that he would exert himself to secure the safety of Greenwood and the citizens of Sunflower, who are alike threatened wiLh destruction by this demon CombaKh. I enclose you the statements of Mr. Den nis, Mr. Hilliard and Mr. Pillow, who are reliable and truthful men. The statement of Mr. Young, who heard the threat made oy Combash against the citizens of Green wood, and also the threat to burn the renl- dence of Mrs. Scales, a widow lady w ho re sides a few miles below 011 the river, have been turned over to Lieut. Pickett, who will make a report on the su Meet to Gen. Ames. and w ill forward w ith his report the testi mony. Lieut. 1'. expressed the opinion openly and freely that tlom hash Is the guilty agent wno prouueed the collision, and alL both white and blxck, concur in the state ment that the negroes first tired upon the citizens before any hostile act was commit ted by them, and while they were engaged In the lawful attempt to arrest Combash charged with crime before the courts of the country. 1hee racts. taken in connection with a recent demonstration made in hunflower county, when Combash raided through the county with thirty or forty negroes threat ening Are and sword, (and the affair was only quieted by the u I most exertions ot the roost influential citizens ot the count-,) all show the ani'mw of the Radical chief. Yours, resiiecll'ully, JAM KS SOM KRVirXF, Chairman of Executive Committee Carroll County. Grkc.hwood, Hu. Nov. 21, 18J9. On the evening of the 17th Inst, I was sit ting in front of Brantley's grocery. In the tow n of Greenwood, with Mr. W. R. Pillow, talking, when a negro named Combash rode up in front of us aud commanded some IS negroes who were standing around to "fall Into line," which they did by forming a line, at the same time asking them If they were armed. Combash then commenced cursing the white people in a general way. stating that the white people had ruled this country long enough ; that they were damned rebels, and that oe (meaning the blacks) were going to have their way. Af ter his repeating this several times, cursing loudly, and looking at Mr. Pillow and my self, finally he rode up running his horse's bead within a few feet of Mr. Pillow. A fter a few moments Mr. Pillow remarked, don't come to me cursing that way ; if any one has insulted you go to him and talk, and don't curse me and the whole community. Combash replied that he would curse "-xrho he (tod damned pleased-" Pillow told him he should not curse him ana went Into the grocety as I supposed to get a weapon. At that time Combash letnarked to the negroes present who had scattered around to fall Into line. When he done thi I went to borrow a weapon. Just as 1 got back I saw Com bash waving his bat and call to the negroes to follow him, aud they all went off down th3 river yelling like ravages. Copy.J JAMES HILLIARD. I, W. E. Pillow, being the party raferrfil to in the foregoing statement, do certify that said statement is true lu substance and fact, and in addition, 1 will state that as said Combash rode off waving his hat from the grocery he stated that he would have -400 armed men at once and clean out the damned place4 (meaning Greenwood.) Copy. WILLIAM R. TILLOW. On tbe 17th November. 1C9. 1 was on the premises where I reaide and control, w hen I saw a negro named Combash going inside tiegate. I rode up to where he was sitting on bis hore and tne first I heard him say was an order to the colored men then present and living oa those premises to get their arms at once. I asked him In a mild manner what It meant and what was the matter, and he replied, you damned rebels have bad con trol of this country long enough and now we are going to take it ia hand, at the same time riding up to me and catch'ng bold of my coat collar, dragged me from my horse atbediamoun ted . lie ordered some negroes who were with blm mrmtd to pat me under arrest, that If I attempted to leave or go to Greenwood he would kill me, which be re peated more than once. The place where I reside is two and a half miles below Green wood, on Yazoo river, and near the ferry used ia going from Greenwood into Sun Sower county. Combaah bad some 16 or 30 negroes with him. mist ot them armed. From Coca bath's manner when be assaulted me I expected to be killed as I bad nothing to defend myself wlih. I always treated htm with kindness, and I am satisfied that his only dislike to me was for no other rea son ta boeattM I waa a white man. I would make affldavlt to this statement but there is nooQcer now In this vlckuty, the Mayor, Upshur, belag absent, -- -Copylj J. O. DENNIS. ! Fishing i-r.J tVls. I alwsys poasefwd the dHnn'm faml tv of seeing the ludicrous u le ! e- r -thuip, and was famous f r "uiaLinlun." This was the source cf sum trouM. Istdi in boyhood and in alur vcir. aa l I ha always syroathizcd witli every boy who was "prone to mischief" I mean without malice. Any and every rp-irtuniiy f-r a joke was a atruug tcunutioi), aluioet irresistible. 1I,JW when I have s 11 tin baker, with a tray of loaves 011 Lis hen.l, ray toes would faitly curl in my slio- a, with tiie longing jim to put out tiiy f sd, and give him only one bule trip. I think ne of the severest nuni!inn-nu my fjther ever gave me- ami I richly d .ci-ve.l it was for a I rick ofthi.i kind, whii h boys call"fun." A dapper little man, a til"r by profession, atieodeJ the MctLolitt Jhapel, where my father used to worship; ind his scat was directly in front of our. He was a bit of a dandy, a l.ttle con-eiu.l ami rather prou.l of Lu p'-r-onal hpj ur- ance, but was a sad stanimercr. lie n 1 what was calM a "irrati li wig"a small ailairthat just covered the t p of Li head. One unlucky .Sunday for me, n i was sitting in the chnjK-1, with hi head a.id wig riht Ix-fore tne, 1 1 ati plirirg with a pin, and having Writ it to the form of a hk, found in mv ix,ket a piece of string ; tied it around the head of the pin, and U -':in tofi.h, with n t bii;-lit of any particular tni-hn-f, nn 1 doing ahat faiys often do in church, when tin v are not intcrcted in. or do not under stand the service. .Si with cm- eve on mv father, who sat bv ino i n t ntly li-lcii- ing to the discourse, ami one e alter nately on the mini-tor and mv tUhin line, I continued to drop my mok and haul it up aain very ouietly w Inn, In coming tired of lishin, I gathered up the line, and resting the pin on mv thumb. gave it a snap ; up it went; 1 snapn i u again, and agnin, very ramully, till mic unfortunate snap sent the pin on Hilly Hcnuetts head: It Mi! oil. linn ttn- feat was, to see how often I could simp it on Ins hon.i without detection. Atnr several Uoocsftil performance of thi feat, I snapjx'd it a little too hard, nnd it rested on the "scratch wi" too f.ir for ward to fall iH. So I iiiu.-t 11111! pull the string, nnd a mv ill fortune would have it, the pin would not ooiiu- ; I dn-w it harder ami hardor,,vi rv oatitioii-ly. lill it was tight. The pin wu muhl some where. Now I knew, if dei,-li-., I should !e seyen-Iy punished. The temp tation was so strong to pull oifthut wir. that it seemed to mc, I tutist do it; my fingers itched; 1 Ix-gan !i!inot to tremble with the excitement. I looked at my father. He saw nothing. All were at tentively listening to the preacher. 1 must do it; so, looking straight at the min ister, and giving one sharp, sudden jerk, 1 . k a . f . 1 on came ine wig. 1 let go ni tne string; poorliilly sprung from his sent, nnd 1 la-ping lioth hand. to hi head, cried, "(ioo- (oo-ficxsl Iord!" to the astonishment of the owgregation. Hut I here in our H-w lay the wig, with pin nnd siring at tached, a isitive evidence npiin-t me. One look at my fathor'n lace, convinced nio that I had done nnd should "catch it," ami "catch it" I did. Mv father waited till Mondnv. ami in the morning conducted me to lblly b tmeu's, and made me lx-g hi pardon very hum bly. Hilly wn very pd natund, nnd actually tried to Ikm' ine oil; but my fath er declared ho would "ilut mv jacket forme." And he did; or nt imy rate. would Imve dusted it mo-t thoroughly. but hu made me, take it oil so that tho jacket wa. none the Ix-tter for the "dust ing, but my shou dor nnd buck "sulb-r- cd some," nnd it nerved me rig-ht. All through my life thi tendency to "rniiko fun" has Ixi n of 110 advuiitii'" to me. though it has given me mimy a hearty laugh. From Autobiography of. fohn 11. Gough. . - The National I'nloii Kciiuhlicxu of A'lums county have nominated the odm log tii ti t : tor the Mute henatt . p, hIIou For the Iloll-eof IJepr si-ntstlve. W. ,f. Sullivan, Thoiiiiia (irafloii, .lulm Ilranuon, (colored.) Son. roK Fi.ows.Mrt I .en I uiol.l It very good for flowers If two or three year old. and very much decayed; when hut hslf rot ten it is aij Injury. "Koiten sod I the l.-nt soil for flower: and cow manure, w hi'-h lot lain two year to rot, the best feriiliier. Where rotten soil I not easily ohtiiliieii. Ill" edging paring" of walk may he . reserved Ii a ii"!! for flower puipo-es. (.ar lners Monthly. Col. II. W. Walter lllili-lll-s iu Ih Holly Spring Iteporter a ieto-r from Mr. Wm, Mclican. of Mctropoli. HI., "i gentleman of fine capacity, large bu-lin-.t ex ix rieiiee, and great nubile spirit," urging tdn propri ety of a direct Urn of railroad from ,Si Orlenn" to tie Ohio river betw eon I alro and I'aducab. lie says: 1 have wilii-n to tlm 1're.iili-nt ami 111- rectors of the New Orleans, Jackson ami Northern railroads, and to tin 'resident and I i rectors it tint Ml-islpi I entral, asking them to rut loose from tlieianiiit line or the Mobile and Ohio Irom .1 ,11 k son. Ten 11-to Coluinhii., ami to give their uni ted aid in extending the great ro.-id from Jackson, Tenn, due north to the Ohio op- iHiidte to Metrnpoll, ami assured tlu ui Hist on the opMsite aide of the Ohio tlivlr road would be promptly met by some ol the fol lowing road Irom the North : 1 h roada h" enumerates are the 1 1 i 1 ri 1 Central, the llellevllle and M. f-oi.oli,. the Chicago and Ohio, (to i'mlm-Mli or Mi Uoj.o- lia,) and the airo and mcctinc. YofXO Me.M IU THK l.'KMt-l - ! Von have an much at stake a any ol ihc older eiti.-us. You. who have attained the age r twenty- one aiuce the last Kcgitruioii, cannot com mence your career in ililli more auspic iously than by registering promptly and casting your vote ugaln-l proscription. Meridian (isrette. Tha Oner atlve ticket lor llie I agl la- ture In Marshall county I a follows: fur the Senate .lohu W.I . V tiin. For the lower House -Cha. II. Tow n- send, John 1). hale, James T. Kant. -- - This IIoi.i.vwood Mo nt ms nt The can- atou to the monument lu lloll moimI ci me ter)', erected by the ladies to the memory of the ColederMie dead, was on Saturday placed in fHMilion. I he monument n 01 Barnes river granne. and la ninety feet high. It I a most ln,. iug structure, and llily coiumcmoraK 11 thw suffering and heroic achievement, ol im' lead In the late war. Kk-hmond ( Va ) hu quirer. Old Ca.tello. and hi gang of radical r cU In the Loyal league oi Adam county, have Issued an order pruhihUiii'j lh tnmhert of the ra'jue front attending Vontrrxnttrm meeXinqtt As mora than nine tenth ot the memhrrs of the la-ague are colored men, we supo the xor fellow will aoon have to get ix-rmiaalou from Castello, whenever they Ueiretog to town to buy a pair of shoes. Colored men, you srn Irce, h, ths League yet holds you In iKjiidage Vlcka burg Tiuiea. That Faia Ki.ectio. Gen. (.rant ha given hU word that the people id MI-l--l'i'l should have a fair election on the ;j0:h .N ov. Does Gen. Orant believe that there I. Ihe Mast poasil.lllty of such a thing while Amea Is Importing thieves, rohhera. nmnlereraand house burners from Arkanaaml Tennessee to me " the Hegitiratlon Jiu from. Iuka Gazette. The wiii of South Caro'lna. w ho alone, the Charleston News saya. are Indomitable and undlamayed. are organising a Stat Monumental AmocI-''"1- Iu oi-J.-ct, aa iha News explains, bring to erect an enduring monument to the m4n.ory of the gallant Southern men who died In the service of the Con federacy. Harry's wound wss not so severe s flrnt supposed. He used inotl Inllimmatory lan guage: a drunken man took ofUnre, and winged blm. The affair Is deeply to bo re gretted, but if blooU-thlrsty KH-! will provoke excited and intoxicated men. they must expect the results of btood-thlrUi.e and Intoxication. Central Star. Twelve thoatand acre of cotton land. In Dunklin county, Missouri, have been par chaaed for a Swedish eo'ony, whoso h:d eentre la Mr. John Swinwn, an extvire eouon maeuhuanrer In btockhoim. facto ries are projected, and to csrry oa thecrto bosiiie ea a large scale la tlm j ;--.- 1 0 Ject of theoolooy.