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T II E DEMOCRAT.
J'ublinkera and Proprietor*.
Office- Up stairs, Battenfield Building,
East Main Street
,1. K. fl ATTENFIKLl),-Euitoh.
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Time about, brother Newman!
'.'.'ill you please favor us with the
■ lelinition of the expression “A
Peurilo Statement?”
The Favetteviile Democrat fa
- oi'r, the publication of the Acts
of the General Assembly in the
newspapers of the State.
» The wealthiest negro in the
1 'ailed States is dead. His name
wns Jeremiah Hamilton. He was
a Wall stieet broker, and worth
$2,000,000.
We tender thanks t) Messrs.
Sullivan and Brown of the Star
aud Demoi t for the favor of an
exchange' of their neat and
sprightly dailies.
• Benton County has organized
an Immigration Society, with
lion. J. A. Rice as President, W.
(Lcforc, vice President, and
Robt. S. Hynes, Secretary.
The Clarendon Age says a
couple of their citizens were re
cently married without the prop
er licence, and as a consequence
had to have it done over
asrain.
If you can afford it brother
Holmes, we certainly ought not
to complain; but really it is hard
to excuse such a paper as you
send us this week. You do your
self great injustice. Wo know
yon can do better.
The State Grange asks a perti
nent question; “Will some one
rise and explain what has been,
or is being done to replace in the
• Treasury of the State the money
that Stoddard’s bank wrongfully
held when it failed?”
Will some one? That is the
question.
A few weeks ago the Grange
and the Gazette were engaged in
discussing the value of salt pork
as food for cows; they are now
considering the newspaper local
as an article of provender for
* cows. We presume the readers
of thosejiapers^wilHjejedified.
Several friends have requested
ns to republish our article on
“The Feeling in Arkansas,” in or
der that they may procure copies
of the paper to send to friends
abroad. As our last weeks edi
tion containing that article was
exhausted in loss than 21 hours,
we comply with the request.
The Clarksville Van-Guard of
the 5th inst., says it has entered
its 3d volume. We would like to
know what constitutes a volume!
The Van-Guard was started after
the Democrat had been running
several weeks, anil we have only
reached Vol. 1 No. 20, and tve
have never missed a week either.
How is this, brother Jamison?
Eighty professional gentlemen
have failed to put their cards in
the Russellville Democrat.—l’ine
» Bluff Press.
If that had been written a week
later we could have accounted
for the magnifying power of
your eye sight brother Newman,
(those native wines, you know,
i.iiuld have explained it,) but as
it i we must ask thee to arise
and explain.
Death to the Third Term.—
The Ohio Republican State Con
vention lias nominated K. B.
II. , cs for (Governor; and in regard
to the third term business lias
adopted tin following as a part of
their platform: “The observance
of Washington’s example in re
; 1 to retiring at the end of a
e<md presidential term, will tie
:■ future, a it has been ill the
i i, regarded as a fundamental
i n , ,h the unwritten law of the
republic."
This taken in connection with
the action of the Pennsylvania
republican convention to the
s1 si. eilei t, puts a pretty elfcctll
• betin on tu; third term busi
III. ....
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STATE FINANCES.
Scaling our Indebtedness.
Our worthy contempcrary, the
White County Record, of the 5tii
inst. gaVe An article headed “Seal
ing of our State Debt.” The article
lead off as follows: “There seems
to be a growing feeling on the
part of the masses that our state
debt should be scaled, and we
; have no doubt our legislators have
[ felt enough of the public pulse to
| satisfy themselves that relief ol
; some kind is dcmnndeel.”
That relief of some kind is nee
cssary is a plain proposition, self
evident and indisputable; but
; that the feeling of the masses is
i that the state debt should be seal
! ed we are not quite so sure of.
The word scaling as used in
connection with our state debt is
too nearly synonymous with repu
diation to suit us. We want noth
ing that smacks of repudiation.
We want a fair, full, and honest
discharge of every cent of honest
indebtedness. If there arc any
bonds which have been illegally
issued let an investigation be in
stituted and when such a fact is
ascertained let the state declare
the bonds so issued spurious, and
she will be absolved in full from
any obligations on account of such
spurious bonds. But her honest
debts let her not repudiate, not
even to the amount of a nickle.
Where is the propriety or justice
of scaling? If we scale, we ad
mit the justness of the demands
against us, and say in substance,
“your claim is just but we do not
| intend to pay but 25, 40, 50, or 00
cents on the dollar; if you will
take this it’s all right, if not we
will pay you nothing.” Such an
action as this in an individual we
would call downright rascality,
and why it would be any better
in a corporation we are at a loss
to see. Again, if we scale, we
pay just as much on spurious in
d btedness as we do on honest
contracts. We hold that Arkan
sas is perfectly able with wise
management to pay every cent she
justly owes, and there is no ex
cuse for this scaling business.
The credit of the state, low as it
is, is now better than it will be if
she goes to repudiating.
If a wise financial policy and a
wholesome system of administra
tion and taxation is adopted we
can work out all right. If there
arc any parties who see fit to sell
their claims against the state for
25c on the dollar, we have no ob
jection to oiler to the state or any
other party buying said claims,
but we do object to the state
compelling creditors to receive
25c for one dollar. It is just
such a f.eling of uncertainty as
all this talk about scaling down
indebtedness produces, that keeps
our credit so low; it is not the
amount wc owe, it is the want of
confidence in the good faith of our
state. Whenever it is known for
certain that our state is deter
mined to faithfully pay her debts,
and this talk about “scaling down"
is stopped, then, and not until
then will our credit be worth
something.
After the crops ure gathered in
August, a large excursion of cap
italist farmers from New York,
New England and Pennsylvania
will be brought out on an excur
sion to Missouri to look at the
lands on both branches of the At
lantic and Pacific road. The sug
gestion was made to Mr. Pierce
by Mr. Enos, the broker.—St.
Louis Times.
We extend a hearty invitation
to the gentlemen to extend their
excursion into Arkansas and even
to Pope county. We can show as
good lands and line timber as ever
a crow llew over, and splendid lo
cations for manufacturing estab
lishments of agricultural imple
ments. We can show good mill
sites and fine water-powers, and
we can show fine coal beds too.
By all means take Arkansas iu
your travels.
The Grange requests parties
aggrieved by extortionate charges
or other Wrongs by railroads in
this state, to send them the par
ticulars.
OUR VISIT TO TIIU CAPI
TAL;
On Tuesday, of last week, we
left the cares of our sanctum, and
at 9:30 a. m., stepped aboard the
down train on the Ft. Smith road,
and soon found oUrself whirling
rapidly ovet the iron rails to the
' beautiful “City of Roses,” Where
we were to meet our brother
“quill-drivers” at the State Press
Association. Our jaunt down the
road was pleasant and smooth,
only a little lonesome, there being
only one or two other passengers
on the train. Short stops were
made at Atkins, Morrill town,
Pluinmersville, Conway, Palarm
and Bartlett, all thriving little
stations, and at 2:15 p. m., we
hove in sight of the city of roses.
A few more puffs of the engiue
arid “Argeuta” was sung out, and
with Valise in hand, a la carpet
bagger, we made our way down to
the muddy Arkansas, and were
soon paddled over the river and
landed safely on the wharf of Lit
tle It,ok Wending bur way up
town we dropped into the Gazette
olllee and found that only two or
three other members of the State
press had arrived. Passing on
up Markham street, meeting ever
and anon an old acquaintance,
who grasped ns by the hand with
true friendship, we made our way
to our quarters and awaited with
patience the arrival of the craft
and the approach of the time of
UUi
On the morrow we repaired to
the appointed place of meeting,
the rooms of the Chamber of
Commerce, and found quite a res
pectable gathering of the knights
of the quill in attendance, several
having arrived by river and by
rail during the morning and the
previous evening. And we are
proud to say we have never met a
more atTable and agreeable set of
gentlemen anywhere. If our trip
had profited nothing else, we
would consider ourself well paid,
to be so fortunate and favored as
to make the acquaintance of our
kind brother editors whom we
met We only regret that there
were some absent whom we had
hoped to meet
On Thursday at 10 o’clock, a.
m., the members of the Associa
tiou proceeded in a body to wait
on Gov. Garland and pay their
respects to his Excellency. Ar
riving at the state house and on
being ushered into the Executive
office we found Ilis Excellency at
his desk, and were greeted with
kindness and pleasant smiles.
After an hour spent in pleas
ant social discourse of a miscel
laneous character we took our
leave of the Governor, each one
impressed with the conviction
that Arkansas has a governor of
whom we may well feel proud.
The press-gang also visited the
Female College by invitation of
President Lewis, and were well
pleased with their visit. In the
afternoon the Association ad
i ._i -_~:11 .i •_
proceeded to amuse himself as
his taste might dictate.
We found business in the city
rather dull, and the pressure of
hard times plainly visible. Pic
nics and lishing excursions seem
ed to be very much in vogue, and
notwithstanding hard times the
Little Rockers seemed to be en
joying themselves.
Altogether our visit was a
pleasant one, and we hope to be
permitted to enjoy many annual
meetings with our brother quill
drivers.
THE FOREST FIRES.
The recent rains have ut least
done some good. Our exchanges
bring us the gratifying intelli
gence that the fires which have
been raging to a fearful extent in
the forests of New York, Penn
sylvan ia and New Jersey have
dually been quenched by the re
cent rains. The dammage done
amounts to enormous sums of
money. The relentless flames
in the fury of their rage spared
nothing which happened to lie in
their path. Farms, fences, for
ests, stock, bridges, Ac., were con
sumed as stubble, and the efforts
of man were of no avail to check
its destructive march. But the
rains have quenched the fiery
waves, and we congratulate the
people of those sections at their
escape from further losses from
the forward progress of the
ilamcs.
THE PRESS AND IMMI
GRATION.
Before adjourning, the State
Press Association adopted with
out a dissenting voice, the follow
ing resolution:
“Resolved. That this associa
tion earnestly recommends the
legislature, on reassembling in
| November next, to pass an act
; creating a bureau of immigration,
mining and agriculture and to
make an appropriation sufficient
to make it efficient.”
For the past six months the
press of the State has been work
ing hard in the interests of immi
gration, they have got the people
aroused and much good is being
done, but unless our efforts are
seconded by the state, our exer
tions will not be very efficient.
By the time the legislature meets
this fall, immigration societies
will have ljgcn formed in almost
every county, and if the state will
then take hold of the matter and
do her share, we will no doubt
reap ample remuneration for our
time and labor and money expen
ded in the cause.
We are glad that the press as
sociation has acted in this matter
and expressed themselves, and
we hope the resolution adopted
will meet with the
hearty approval of the'peopic and
the next legislature. If it cost
something, the yield for the in
vestment will be as good and bet
ter than the yield from any other
expenditure we can think of. If
an effort is made we can scarcely
fail to secure a large immigration
of honest, industrious people, an
acquisition to nerve and muscle
which will soon convert our for
ests which arc now wild and ly
ing non productive, into fields of
waving grain and snow-white cot
ton. Millions will be added to
our wealth annually and we will
prosper as wc have never done be
fore. Our inducements are very
attractive and an effort will be
crowned with the most glorious
consequences. Let the effort be
made.
GRANT AND THE THIRD
TERM.
Grants letter to the President
of the Pennsylvania Republican
State Convention is full of Giant
ism.
The honor, dignity and grand
eur of the Presidency is spoken
of by him as small compensation
in view of the personal sacrifices
and the {elinquishment of per
haps some of his pastimes and
amusements of private life. He
never sought the presidency; it
sought him, was his by desert,
and if it docs so airaiu he will not
decline to accept. The example
of the noble Washington and Jef
ferson are lost on him, there is
nothing in the constitution to
prohibit a third term and as he
has saved the country and is enti
tled to it) if the people wish to
give it to him he will deign to
sacrifice himself four years long
er in order to save a national dis
aster. The Pennsylvania repub
licans can not touch him by a
resolution and if the people don’t
hurl him out of the white house
in disgust, lie will remain there.
That is Grant’s letter.
And were it not plain to be
seen that the people have already
made up their minds to do that
very thing, we might begin to pine
over the deplorable consequences
of having U. S. G. for a third
terra, llis will is good but the
people’s is not.
DECORATION DAY.
It is finished.
Decoration day throughout the
length and breadth of our land
has been celebrated by brave men
and fair women. The memories
of the brave dead have been rev
erenced and their last resting
places in the quiet cemetery have
been strewn with flowers by fair
hands.
The animosities of the past
have been forgotten, the hatchet
buried and the conqueror and the
conquered have renewed their al
. legiance to their common flag, and
the common country over the
graves of their common dead.
We can but congratulate the coun
try upon the happy auspices
which we deduce from the deco
ration services and the zeal and
spirit with which the day was cel
ebrated.
May the feeling which was on
that day infused into the actions
and deeds • of our people be
like IdaVen which shall not
cease fermenting, until ev
ery heart in this whole
broad land is made light and joy
ful overa reunited and prosperous
country, whose blessings shall be
shared equally by all alike.
ARKANSAS AHEAD.
Mr. N. J. Coleman of St. Louis
reports that the strawberries ship
ped to that market by Mr. Geo. P.
Murrill of Austin, Ark., were the
finest that have been in the mar
ket and brought a better price
than any others. They were of
the Trumpb.niul President Wilder,
variety. ’Kali for Arkansas.
ALL OVER THE STATE.
WASHINGTON.
Wednesday last a man, whose
name we did not learn, living some
three miles south of Walnut
Grove in this county, went out j
into the woods and dug some
roots, took them home and he
and his three children eat of them,
and soon after all were taken vio
lently ill. One of the chilhren
lived but a short time and at last
accounts all the others were in a
critical condition.—Fayetteville
Democrat
Money in SiiEEr Raising.—Last
fall while attending the St. Louis
Fair, Mr. John Maguire, of this
county, bought six head of premi
um sheep—two Cotswool and
four southdown. Mr. M. sheared
these sheep last week, and got
from the two former 32 pounds of
wool and from the four latter 40
pounds. Seventy-two pounds of
wool from six head of sheep.
Think of this farmers. And think
also of the money there is in
raising fine stock. We are glad
to know that some of our farmers
are going to work in earnest to
improve their stock, and we want
to see others, in fact all, follow
suit.—Fayetteville Democrat.
RENTON.
The prospects arc now tiiat we
will have a full average crop of
wheat this year, although on l’ea
Ridge and some other portions of
the very high land the crop will
bo light.—llentonville Advance.
independence.
In less than a week our Wheat
harvest will begin. At the present
writing the prospects are exceed
ingly llattering for a full crop.
No rust as yet.—Batesville Repub
lican.
JEFFERSON.
Dr. Riley, colored, who a few
days ago traveled through this
and Arkansas counties, in com
pany with Hon. Janies T. Rapier,
reports that the agricultural pros
pects are bright, and that under
our new government the colored
people for the lirst time siuce the
war arc seeing their true interest
and that of the state cured for.—
x mu inuii i less.
WHITE.
The wheat crop is all OK up to
date—a little while longer and
our county will he well supplied
with bread-stufl.—White County
Record.
II KMl’STEAD.
The postolllce at Hope is now fit
ted up yith 84 lock boxes.
The Star of Hope says cotton
still continues to come into Hope.
OUACHITA.
The First Square.—Mr. Henry
Myar, brought into our office yes
terday, a stalk of cotton containing
two squares, one well developed.
The stalk is about a foot high, has
a fine color, and presents a very
healthy appearance generally.
The cotton is from the field of
Mr. Thomas l1. Arnold, 8 miles
from town. Hurrah for old Ouach
ita, she enn beat the world for
cotton, grain, melons, turnips,
babies, strawberries and pretty
women.—Camden Beacon.
We’ll just put Pope county
against you for babies and pretty
women—especially the latter.
Most of oitr farmers arc engag
ed in cutting their wheat, which is
turning out better than was ex
pected by the most sanguine.-^
Beacon
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State Press Association.
Wc condense the following syn
opsis of proceedings from the of
ficial report:
The association met at the
chamber of commerce at 10 a. m.,
Vice-President James Torrans
presiding:
Present—Win. E. Woodruff, jr.,
Little Rock Gazette; J. M. Block
er, Little Rock Gazette; Geo. R.
Brown, New Democrat; C. G.
Newman, Pine Bluff Press; F.
Silverman, Pine Bluff Republican;
Wm. R. Burke, Helena World;
J. H. Balding, Devals Blulf Jour
nal; A. C. Mathews, Des Arc Cit
izen; C. E. Isham, Van Buren
Press; James E. Batten field, Rus
it t v nr n« ir
Guire, Dardanelle Independent;
James Torrans, New York Herald
correspondent; Jacob Frolich,
Searcy Record.
After reading several letters
from absent members, the associa
tion adjourned until 3 p. m.
AFTERNOON SESSION.
Vice-President Torrans in the
chair.
On motion of Maj. Newman, the
secretary was authorized to have
the constitution and by-laws of
the association printed, anil a copy
sent to each editor and publisher
in the state.
Dr. M. M. McGuire offered an
amendment to the by-laws, to be
known as No. 12, as follows:
12. Any member of this asso
ciation failing to pay his dues for
the current year, in advance, or
within sixty days after each annu
al meeting, shall be dropped from
the roll. Adopted.
Upon motion, a committee of
three were appointed, consisting
of Messrs. Woodruff, Silverman
and Burke, whose duty it shall be
to determine upon and secure the
passage of such law as will cause
the publication of all legal sales,
notices, etc., in newspapers, deem
ing that posting by written notic
es on trees, etc., is not a just and
fair notice to the public.
Upon motion, the president,
vice-president and secretary were
empowerea to revise uie constitu
tion and by-laws preparatory to
being put in type.
Maj. Newman moved that a vote
of thanks bo tendered Gen. Geo.
Hubs Brown, editor of the New
Democrat, for kind attentions.
Adopted.
Upon motion, G. W. ftolston, of
the Grange, and ltev. VV. C. Stout,
of the Lewlsburg State, being
present, were enrolled as members.
Mr. J. It. Sanders, of the Arka
dclpliia Standard, appeared.
Upon motion of Col. F. Silvor
inau it was agreed that the mem
bers of the association, in a body,
call upon his excellency. Gov. A.
II. G urlnnd, to-morrow morning I
at 9 o’clock, and tender him con
gratulations.
An invitation from Gen. Lewis,
president of the female academy,
was accepted, aild the hour of 11
o'clock Thursday set for visiting
the same.
A resolution in reference to for
eign advertisements was referre
to the proper committee.
Gen. Burke offered the followin:
resolution. Adopted:
Resolved, That the members c
the Arkansas Press Associatioi
fully realize that it takes morie;
to make any business successful
and also realizing that newspa
pers are expected to print for tin
public an almost endless inass o
matter for which nothing is paid
declare it their purpose to onb
insert such matter as is paid fo
at regular rates.
An election for officers was tlicr
had, with the following result :
President, J. N. Smithee; vice
j president, C. E. Newman; treas
Hirer, Rev. \V. C. Stout; secretary
f Jacob Frolicli.
Upon motion, a vote of thanks
was tendered Col. James Torrans
for his urbanity while presiding
over the deliberations.
Col. James Torrans was chosen
to deliver a poem at the next an
mini meeting.
Dr. M. M. McGu ire was chosen
to deliver the next annual address.
Col. James Torrans offered the
following resolution, which was
jadopted:
Resolved That we sincerely re
Igret the severe illness in the lain
lily of the president of this asso
ciation, which has necessitated
this absence from our meetings,
land that we tender him our heart
felt sympathy.
Upon motion, the secretary was
authorized to get a seal bearing
the inscription “Arkansas Press
Association,” to be used in his
official capacity.
Adjourned till Thursday morn
ing at 9 o’clock.
At 8 p. in. the members of the
association met at the United
States court-room to hear the an
nual address of president Smithee,
which was well read by Maj. C.
G. Newman, of the Pine Bluff
Press. It appeared in the Gazette
yesterday, in compliance with a
resolution adopted at the morning
session.
THURSDAY MORNING SESSION.
The association inet according
to adjournment, and the members
proceeded in .a body to pay their
respects to the governor. On
reaching the executive ollice, and
after the usual introductory forms
had been gone through with, Mr.
Silverman, of the Pine Bind- Re
publican, addressed Gov. Garland
ip these terms; .
“Your Excellency; As mem
bers of the press association of
the state of Arkansas, we come
here for the purpose of paying
our respects to you as the chief
executive of the state. We are,
to a certain extent, the molders of
public sentiment, and it is with
out egotism when we say that
combined we exert an influence
that is second to no other in the
commonwealth. But we are also
pleased to acknowledge that we
to a certain extent guided by the
wisdom and policy of the admin
istrative head, and looking upon
you as one of the ablest men that
has ever graced the executive
chair, we desire to talk with you
In a friendly and sociable way
upon subjects that the people of
our noble state arc deeply inter
ested in, especially the great and
important subject of immigration.
Now, that we have a firm, stable
and permanently established gov
ernment, fully recognized by every
branch of the federal head, we
feel that new life and vigor has
been instilled and infused in us,
and with your able management
k .■ ii. e i i . .
KJ1 tilt' m Mil Wl nv.livMU u.xjittu u;
see our land How with “milk nml
honey.” I, as a republican editor
of the largest republican paper in
the state, and living in the most
populous republican county in the
state, take great pride in stating
to you that the people I represent
are in full accord with your pub
lic acts, and I congratulate you
upon the noble and patriotic stand
you have taken iu the interest of
the whole people, irrespective of
party or previous condition.”
Gov. Garland responded in fit
ting terms, acknowledging the
courtesy of the call, and paying a
handsome compliment to the
[ness,
The association then visited the
Arkansas Female institute in a
body, and the members were cor
dially received, and entertained
with excellent music by Mrs.
Slaughter and Misses Gantt and
McCallum.
At the invitation of the Gazette
representatives, the association
then called at Triplett’s club
rooms for the purpose of inspect
ing some specimens of wine of j
native growth—live kinds being
trn exhibition—the production of
1‘ye’s vineyard, near the city.
The members were well pleased
with the display. Afterwards the
association met again at the cham
ber of commerce, President
Smithee In the chair.
President Smithee called the
vice-president to the chair, and
offered the following.
1 Resolved, That this assdciat
earnestly recommends the,lego
; lure, oil re assembling in Nove
ber next, tb pass an act treat;
f a bureau of immigration, mini
i and agriculture; and to make
r appropriation sufficient to ma
, it efficient.
Upon motion, Messrs. Burk.
! Erb and Brown were appointed
f committee to present the subjei
, to the legislature.
Rev. W. C. Stout offered a reso
• liition as follows, which was adopt
ed:
i Resolved, That there be a dis
cussion, by the press; on the pro
priety of so amending our state
constitution as to provide for tht
creation of t he office of secretary
of state for home affairs.
Col. Silverman presented the
following, which was carried:
Resolved, That we tender our
sincere thanks to Maj. W E.
Woodruff,.jr., and Messrs. Trip
lett it Haas, for the entertainment
given us to day, and that an all 1
wise providence may continue to
guard them and keep them in re
newed health and vigor.
I)r. McGuire submitted the fol
lowing, which was adopted:
Resolved, That the press of the
state be requested to devote fhbrd
or less of their space each week
to the subject of our varied re
sources, and use their utmost
endeavors to encourage capital
and immigration to our state.
On motion, it was carried that
the next meeting of the. associa
tion be held at Searcy, White
county.
A resolution of thanks to the
chamber of commerce for the use
of their rooms was adopted, and
the association adjourned.—Ga
zette, 4th inst.
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vmv iu'jifmavyAiiOi
The Coming Convention at
Columbus—Hayes Pushed
Strongly for Governor.
Columbus, Ohio, June 1.—All
the hotels of the city are crowded
with delegates to the Republican
convention to-morrow. The inter
est centers in the candidate Au
governor, the candidates for other
positions feeling that until this
point is decided it is impossible
to work to good advantage. No
persons have special strength or
are talked of for governor except
Hayes and Taft. It has been tin
derstood all along that Hayes
would not be a candidate under
any circumstances, and lias so
informed Tafts friends. All day
his friends have been besieging
him, and there seems to be a cen
tering ot all opposition to Taft on
I Hayes, as there lias been so much
. talk as to whether Hayes was
really a candidate or not.
Richard Smith, of the Cincin
nati Gazette, telegraphed Hayes
for a definite answer as to whether
lie was a candidate or not, and re
ccivcd the following in return:
Fkkmoxt, June 1.—I can’t allow
my name to be used against Judge
Taft. He became a candidate
after I declined. He is an ablo
and pure man and a sound Repub
licam I could not accept a noin
ination obtained after a contest
with him.
(Signed) ft. B. Haves.
This dispatch seemed to have
little effect with Hayes’ friends,
they will nominate hirtt anyway.'
It now looks as if Hayes would
be the nominee to morrow.
Columbus, Ohio June 1.—A
caucus of delegates from the
Western Reserve counties has
just been held, at which it was
found a very large majority Wore
in favor of Ilayes for governor.
It was at once announced thnt
Taft bad withdrawn from the con
test, but a meeting of bis friends
was held and I am authorized to
say that Taft will not withdraw
under any Circumstances, He
will go into the convention, and
if beaten, will go home to work
for the nominee, ll is safe to say
that Hayes will be nominated by
a large majority.

Wc were shown, on Monday
last, a stalk of cotton 18 inches
high, with three or four squares:
It was grown by ('apt. C. W. Cor
dell, who is farming about one
mile from this city.—MunlieeHa
nian.
Rev. B. C. Hyatt, we arc inform
ed, has a piece of ground in oats
that will make 50 bushels to the
Sere. Good for Drew county.—lb,
Stiiuck by LfoiiTNiNG.—On Wed
nesday last, a lady about 17
years of age, was killed by light
ning on Mulberry creek, near the
stage road leading from Ozark to
this place. It seems that she hail
gone to the cotton Held where the
hands were working, and leaned
against a tree when she was
killed instantly as before stated,
A mule and dog were killed by
the same bolt, and a miiu knocked
down and severely1 Injured:—Kt
Smith Herald,
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