8A.TUBDAY. NOV. 3. 1877.
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Landings tzi Distances f.
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Liiiii-l.nm and Arkn.:H I l ie
I.'ike Providence. .........
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tlran 1 Gulf. . ..
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Krinr.i Point ......,.',.:..,
St. l'rtiirl River . ,
Cnmnifirce . iti
J1iMliip tind Teini'!w Lino.
Arkuti .;h ninl MiHumirl Line. . . ,
Tinnc-me ami Keut-.uky Line. .
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" Rate of Taxation.
For convenience of reference, we
lierewith publish a tabular slate
Went of State, Loveo aud Town
On each store stock under tt,000 5 00
On each store stock ofSI.000 to!!, two 10 00
On each store stock of 2, 000 to 3,000 15 00
On each store stock ofI,000 to 8,000. .. . iM 00
On each store stock of W.iWO to $8,000. . .80 00
On each storestock of to U.tHK). . .60 00
On each tor stock of (M,0oo to 15,000. , ,60 00
On each store stock of I,000 to so.ooo. . ,8S 00
On each store stock oftM.OOO to 43,000.. 150 00
On each storeatock over 3S,000. ....... .200 00
On Euch 1,00 Valuation of Properly,
State tax, general purposes, 3 mills.
State tax, bonds, 2 mills'.
County Tax Levy 1877.
Funded Bonds of County 5 mills.
Rail Road Bonds 1 "
S:hool Tax 3 "
County Tax 6 "
Total County Tax
Pauper Fund ;
Teachers Fund , ;
Loveo construction tax, one-half
cent per pound ou cotton. .
For "10 cent bonds," 0110 quar-
tor cent nor ponnd on cotton, and
two and 0110-half cents per acre on
For "5 cent bonds" two and
no-holf cents per aero on Und.
llaudamos 1-3. ct. per acre ou land.
A. 11. Fiiiluy. J. P. Finl iy. .rr.o.H.JLu
A. B. FIHLAY4C0.,
I) It fJ fi
PKRFUMKUY, TOILET SCATS,
raius. 0:13, liyea, Jas?.
S03A AND MIN2RAL
' Oa 2a;iglit and in Bottles.
(Jp Onion cts, nnd Garitt'U
Grass and Flower seeds of all de
scriptions. Corner Washington Avenue and
V A. Pollock, I M. Krctbi'iimaii,
Pres'l. I Cush'r.
W. P. KiiKTBcnSun,
Bank c'f Greenville.
Transact a enernl
BONDS "AND SCEIP
Bought and Sold.
S'licciaVnttnution to the payment,
of taxes in this dist rict. ap'J2,'7fi.
Corner Mulberry & Main Streets,
1. VOtUEMOST, Proprietor,
Board by the week, two
Meals par day, $7 00
Oysters, lish, Gajne,
and all tho delicacies of tho soa?on
ou short notice and in delicious
BOOT AMD SHOEMAKEB,
Shop on Mullierry street, neatly opposite
S. It. Johnson Co's.)
Having opened a Boot and Shoe
shop, I am now prepared to make
Boots and Shoes,
of any style or description to or
der, and respectfully ask the people
of Greenville and the surrounding
country for a sliaro of their patro
nage, and I shall try to merit the
game. Repairing done neatly.
ALSO AGENT FOR. '
Howe Zz'-Z HiC
i lL M M '
GHEEIfVIIXS, WASHINGTON COUNTY, MISS., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2.
A CbroDic Vacancy.
NT Oriejus Picsynne.)
The chronic vacauey In tbo Fed
eral Senate occasioned by the per
sistent nexK-ct of the ctaim and
rights of Louisiana, is promised
only a remote relief. It is said
that nature abhor a vacuum, and
political vacancy is of that na
ture ; but the Republican being an
unnatural party, does not share
the antipathy. II does not object
to a vacancy iu any pla which it
cannot fill itself, except iu its own
pockets, to the repletion of which
unfatliomcd receptacles the whole
country is earnestly iuvitcd to con
The Louisiana vacancies would
no doubt have long ago been filled
by very good Republicans aud
very bad men, but for oue or two
considerations involving ulterior
and unpleasant consequence. It
volves upon the Republican sen
ators to do Iho heavy deportment
busims4 for the partv of ureal
mora' ideas and iinnioial practices
tiud un act of mich rtiihk'ss violence
would have been a party crime too
evident for expediency. Such de--pcrato
defiance of law and public
sentiment are reserved for despo-
rato situations; as when, for in
stance, it i necessary to hi.iugii'
rate a defeated caudidule for the
Presidency. There were besidei
peculiar objections to colored sen
ators unless they happened to be
bachelors. Eminent statesmen,
preaelihi the doctrine of uuive
Kitl brotherhood and equality niitfht
tolerate the presence and com pan
ionsl ip of a black man in a capac
ity Btrictly official ; but if the olllcc
iuvolvcd the exchange of social
courtoy the case was inatcrially
altered. Tlie complaint of onu-us
pi rant in particular iu this connec
tion is well known iu this city and
in Washington. Kellogg, however,
has the advantage of a Caucasian
exterior, and Is therefore aaniis'
siblu to certuiu circles less pin tle
ular in I lie matter' of character
than of coin plexion.
It has been intimated that the
Republican senators in a virtuous
Bt have rushed to the conclusion
of (he jou iiyf man, who thought it
'was better to hang tho wrong
toller than 110 feller at all," and
that holding it impolitic lo seal
Democrat!, but uti willing-to leave
Louisiana aoy longer tinreproscut
ed, they aro willing' tu compromise
by eeuiiug tho Republican contest
ants. That certainly Is B relresl
lng proposiiion a specimen of
real lioiiinu jusucc, nooui me nine
say of Nero or Gftligulii. If Loui
siaua could be consulted, as ol
course she cannot, it is possible the
proposiiion would be rejected
That's the difficulty about our sys
toin of government the people
don't know what they want or who
they want ; they aro always solec
tin" tho wronjf men. Ileueethe
necessity lor returning boards, t ie
linff'iished visiters aud electoral
Stanley, t ho American " nows
paper, man," is winning n wonte
wiilo fiiino as an explorer und dis
coverer among tno w 11ns anu iukub
. . , . 1 - 1 1 1
and st renins of the interior of Af
rica. Under his keen investigation
the mysteries ol ages disappear.
and ono oi the geographical SO'
crets that remained lo bo explaine
is passing into the full light of
unow ledge. Slgnor Nero ChristO'
foro, president ol the Italian goo
L'l'iiphical society, hus announce!
ihu conferring upon Stanley,' by
the king of ltuly, of a special go
medal. At a meeting in Vicin
of tho Imperial geographical soci
ety of Austria, a motion was ad
ted congratulating Stanley upon
tho greut services he ban rendered
to science and human progress
Fuekch Elections. Tho final
results ot tho elections for inem
bers of the Chamber ol Deputies
havo been received, except from
tho Colonies, showing tho election
of 814 Republicans and 201 Con
servalives. Second ballots are rO'
Quired in fourteen cases. A dis
patch from Borne says McMahou
lallure is considered in Italy as In
dlcatiug the Impotency of Papal
Mary L. Booth, editor of Har
per's Bazar, is paid $5000 a year
tor her services. Exceeding in
dustry is one of her conspicuous
traits. Sho attends seven or eight
hours daily at tho office; all the
copy and Illustrations pass through
her hands, and besides the does a
great doul of writing for Harper's
Sum men air like a muskeetci.
When tbey BttocV yen, voti ':r
hurt mire by strlliu' at 'em ilzi
yon air by their sti:.
Executive .ca-lBtr rrtBtion.
A President Vitaoat a P:ty ia Eitier
Eot:t f CcagMss r a Dtsirt for One.
Xe Turk Herald.
Washington, Oct. 17. The Ad
ministration is tryiug a policy
which has at least the 111 wit of
novelty, the policy of having ab
solutely no policy so far as Con
gress is coucerued. The President
has not only, so far as can be dis
covered, no party iu either house,
but all the signs show that he does
not mean to have any. All the
expressions maao in conversation
by members of the Administration
coutirui this somewhat startling
view and make it appeal that tho
President's theory is tlfat he shall
execute tho laws, but thai he will
absolutely refrain from tho least
attempt to lulluenco the action of
Congress or of any momborofit
on any subject ; that he will make
ppoliUmeuts andremovals where
the good ot the public service re
quires it, but leave the question of
onfirumiio'i absolutely to the
Senate without tho slightest at
tempt to influence auybody's con
elusions. For Instance, it is gen
orally granted that tho admission
of tho two Louisiana Senators
would be au approval by the Sen
ate of tho President's Southern
policy, and what one would call an
administration success. It is oer-
taiuthat if Iho President should
express a wish on tho subject
enough Republicans would vote
for their admissiou to sccuroit,
and if he desired it, moro than oue
Republican Senator would at once
present and advocato as nu Ad
ministration measure, a resolution
for the immediate admission of
Messrs. Spofibrd and Eustis. But
there is uo doubt to-day that th"
President has entirely held aloof.
He has not asked any Senator to
voto for or take any step" fir their
admission.. -It is said this evening
that the two cases will undoubted
lv bo referred to tho commit tee ou
Elections, there to rest, it is now
believed, for n long time. -And if
one asks In bowilderrnont whether
this will bo an Adniitiisl ration
defeat, tho calm answer of tho
President's friends is
Not at all. It is tho business of
the Senate and not of tho Presi
dent. If a majority of Senators
choouo to deprive a State of it-icon
stituttonal representation in one
branch ot Congress that is their
adventure. Thry do It on I heir
own responsibility. Tho Presi
dent has uothitiii to do with it. It
s a matter which lies betwoon
these Senators and tho country."
If, again, one aks these gentle-
men what tho Administaatton
thinklr about getting its nomina
tions confirmed, and whether it
will not gel its friends to advocate
them, tho answer again is :
"Not Ht all. The Senate ought
not to be influenced. Senators
must uso their own judgments, act
Inironoath. It is thoPresIdont's
duty to name fit men. If the Sen
ate rejects them that Is its busi
ncss.. It ought not to reject fit and
proper men, but if it does the Pres
klent must submit and will doubt
less try to find others.
If ono asks, "But will, not the
Administration try to conciliate
somo Senators V tho reply is
"Of courso not. What has it to
do with conciliation ? It has a du
ty to perform toward the nation
to select proper persons for the
subordinate executive fuuetious.
It means to do that duty."
But political considerations
t have weight." yoa say, and
tho President's, friends reply:
"Good heavens 1 what havo poll
tics to do with hunting up" and ap
pointing to -office the best meu you
can get to accept f"
This theory of non-interveullon
in fact is perfect at all points. Tho
President will do his constitution
al duty, but he will not seek 'for
friends, allies, supporters or par
tisans iu either House of Congress.
Ho will not disoblige any Senator
or member if he can properly
avoid it, but he will not seek cith
er to conciliate or inflncuce any.
Ho leaves them to the absoluto un
restrained exoreiso of their judg
ment and to the entire responsi
bility of what they may see fit to
do, and, if he Is rightly reported,
bo holds that the.Senators who,
under the constitution, have to
sit in judgment upon appoint
ments, who are made judges to
decide on oath, cannot proporly
ure or l;:tmct h!i beforehand
u U L. "
he t:ia r' ;
from Senator, w ho arc a i-ourt to
it upon his nominations aner
they are made, lo tuo average
Senatorial miud this theory U ut
ter nonsense aud fiHilishuees, but
there are persons who believe that
if it should be faithfully adhered
to it should bo faithfully adhered
to t might prove embarrassing to
the anti-Administration Republi
cans, - ho mo itching for a fight,
and fully ii.tecdto "smash" Hayes,
but who need, of course, some
body to fight against them and
something to tight abou. As
some oao said here to-day, speak
ing of this matter: "They are
ready to tread ou the Admiuistra-
tiou's coat-tail, but the Adminis
tration is just now wearing a jack
et," It would be a hit for the
to put the Pretideul iu the alti
tude of Johusouiziug, but if ho
asks nothing, seek nothing, but
leavos them to the nnrcstraiued
performance of their . own 6veet
wills, they can hardly make tins
point against him. At present
they have tho Impression that lie
3 intimidated, but iu that they
are probably mistaken. Ihe few
Senators who are geucrally spoken
of as especially Administration
men havo certainly the appearance
of being Intimidated, but it is
qulto possible they oro only be
wildered at tho discovery that the
President has no work for tham to
The Astronomical Clock at Stras-
Correspondence Detroit Free Press.
Then visit, of course, with tho
crowds who havo collected at the
same hour of high noon on the
same spot lor centuries, before the
great Astronomical clock iu tho
south transept of the Cathedral,
which shows tho "course of the
stars, and a perpetual almanac,
and tho movable church feasts in
perpetuity, and tho geocentric op
position aud conjunction of tbo
sun aud moon. Wo saw tho char-
lot driven by the appropriate go
niiis of the day, and tho boy turn
tho hour glass, and tho old man
udvunca with trembling steps to
strike the fourth quarter with his
crutch and then totter away, while
death rang out tho hour with
thigh bone, (the first quarter is
struck by a child, the second by a
youth, the third by au armed muu
and then witnessed the prooession
of the Apostles defiling out aud
making reverential obelsanco be-
tore the Savior, who blesses each
one with uplifted hand ns ho pass.
c s, whllo the great cock, perched
on a piunaclo iu tho corner, flaps
his brass wings, throws back his
gilded head, and thrico crows, tin
til the arches of tho lofty roof riug
aL'ain with his shrill clarion.
Tho following dialogue is repor
ted to havo taken place between a
game-keeper nnd a patient looking
through tho Iron gate of a French
lunatic asylum: Patient -That's
a flno horse; what's it woith
Keener live hundred dollars,
Patient And what did that gun
cost? Keeper One hundred dol
lars. Patient And thoso dogs?
Keeper Eighty dollars, I bdievo.
Patient What havo you got in
that bag? Keeper A woodcock.
Patient Well, now, you had bet
ter hurry on, for if our governor
catches a mau who has spent six
hundred and eighty dollars to get
a woodcock worth thirty ccntsi
ha'll havo him under lock aud key
in less than no time, I tell you.
A t'uttlc Fish on Exhibition.
The New York aquarium has
been enriched by the addition to
its collection of a "Dkvil" fish.
Uujoi-tuuatcly tho , monster Is
dead. It was found olive 'Septem
ber 22d, on the northern shore of
Trinity bay, near Cataliua, New
foundland, it bad been swept
ashore by a heavy gale, and died
soon after it was first seen. Some
fishermen to ok it to St. John, and
exhibited it for several days. Tlie
body of tho hideous looking fish is
ten fee. long, aud its two long ten
tacles aro each thirty foet in length.
Tho body at Its thickest part is
sever feet in .circumference. It
has eight tapering arms shorter
than its tentacles. Each arm ha
a side covered with suckers. Tho
arms radiate from the head, which
is four and a half foot iu circumfe
rence, and is the central r;r'.!m cf
the body. Tho er cf t 1 '
have) I i'l C ' " V
Aa Old Ucdui's WbIds.
Ew Sis Esetp d a Terrible Bail lUri
There was a nervous, fidgety
sort of a lady ou the Keokuk and
Des Moines passenger train com.
iinr east the other day, and aa the
cars pulled up at Monroe the dis
covered a lot of coffins on the plat
form.. She had been iniaginiug all
sorts of disasters on the way from
lies Moiues; had seen herself torn
to pieces; the remnants collected
and buried, and suffered enough
real agony to carry her through a
half dozeu railroad accidonta. The
ight of the colllus was tbo last
straw that broke the back ot tho
camel hair shawl sho wore, and
the resolved that If sho didn't say
something she should die. Lean
iug over, she grasped acotuuicr
rial traveler iu the seat iu front by
" Voting man, what are all those
coffins for V she asked.
The commorciul traveler was
busy footing up orders, so ho re
plied briefly : ; .
"To bury people"
"Yes but what do they have so
many for ?"
"Unhealthy country lots of doc
tors," said tho drummer.
"iou can t deceive me, young
men," said the female in hysterical
tones, "there has been an acci
Tho drummer noddod.
"And lots of people have been
''And plenty torn to pieces, may
be, boyoud recognition ?"
Nod number three.
My good gracious ! And so burn
ed to death and their remains
gathered up in a scoop shovel ?"
Another bob of the drummer'
Before sho asked tho next ques
tion she prcparod to faint. I
"Oh, my. I feel feel so weak
When did It happen?"
"About ten years ago," said tho
drummer, as ho started for the
The woman straightened back
in her scat with a click like unto
that made by tho opening of the
blade of a jack-knlfo which had
bt iff spring, aud made a wild claw
for the conductor, who was pass
ing. Sho caught him. She held
htm. She called his attention to
those coffins and asked what they
were to bo used lor. There Is 011
ly 0110 answer to that question
The one tho drummer gave, and
tho conductor responded in like
"There has been nn accident on
this road?" said tho excited fd-
"Not for years not on thl
road," said the conductor.
"You are shure ?"
"But ono is liable to happon."
"It might happen to the next
train behind us."
Yes'm." . ,
"Oh, thank heaven ! I am just
ahead of the accident."
Ana tiien sno leti 011 the con
dtictor's neck and wept, and tho
blushing fellow thought he would
rather stand seventeen collisions
aud a blow up than to pass
through the smiles and sulckors of
the rest of tho .passengers.
Pendleton the Man.
If Ohio must send a grocnbai
man to tho senate, lot it bo Pen
dlcton. Ho Is tho author of all
that is plausible in the greenback
doctrine, and If he makes mistakes
they are honest mistakes. Ho
110 political mockiiig-b'rd likeEw
ing, who sings every tuno ho hoars.
nor a hard-soft, hot-cold states
man, like ex-Governor Allen. Bar
ring his currency notions, which
have changed sluce 1868, Mr. Pen
dlcton Is 0110 of the foremost Dem
ocrats in tho country, and will fill
tho placo of Matthews to advan
tage. Philadelphia Reoord.
" I want five cents worth of
starch," said a little girl to a gro
cer's clerk. "What do you want
five cents worth of starch lor ? "
" Why, for five cents of course,"
sho answered, and the clerk con
clude! to it'.suJ to hit own busi
neri. ;i; '' '"', : ' ' '-
g W. FERGUSON, -
ATTOR.EY AT LAW,
GRilEJiVUXE, .... KlfS.
W. A.PLRCY. W O. YEBCE.
Percy Cl Verser,
ATTORNEYS AT LAv ,
C. W. CLARKE,
Attorney at Law,
jomr "VST. SHIELDS,
Attorney at Law,
a. Phelps. Jeefee Skinner.
Phelps Cz CLInner,
ATTORNKYB AT LAW
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Floreyvili.k, Bolivar Co. Miss.
ATTORNEY AT J-.AW
W. A. HAYCRAFT,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
GREENVILLE, - . - M1BE
Makes the payment of taxes, redefcp
tion, sale and leasing 01 lands a
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
PORT ANDERSON, Bollrar County, Mite.
or. j. l. vourrSj
Office nn-ithi over A. B. Flnlty aCo.'t
Teeth Szrraoted Without Pais
nov. 4, 1876.
COUBT TZXXS. fOUKta 8-TIICT.
B. r. TRIMBLE, JUt.
C. W. CUrke, Diet. Attorney.
Coahoma couutv 8d Monday of
September and March-continue
Bolivar county n aionuny 01
September and March continue
twelve days. ....
Was hinirton county zu aionuny
nf Ontnhnr aud Anrll continue
twouty-four aays. -
Sunflower countv ia aionnny
of November aud May continue
tlx days. ' ' , -
Sharkey county 8d Monday of
November aud May continue six
Isannnoiia countv 4th Monday
of November and May coutinue
twelve days. '
CUAS. CLARK, Chancellor.
Coahoma county 4th Monday of
October and April, and coutinue
twelve days. .. ,
Bolivar county 2d Monday of
VnvAmlinp nnrl Mnv. and continue
Washington connty 4th Mon'
day of November and May, ar.d
continue eighteen days. ..
Issaquena county 3d Monday of
October and April, aud eoutinue
six days. '
Sharkey county 2d Monday of
Octobor aud April, and continue
Suuflowor county 1st Monds?
of October and April, and coa
tinuo six days
Supreme CotRf .
Terms of Supreme Court com
nienco on the 3rd Mondays of April
and Ootobor. ;
JUDGES Or THE srPREME COUBT.
It r Slmrall, Chief Justice, H H Chalmers,
.1. A. P. Campbell, Associates.
Clerk, , A. W, tittle,,
wf a Ait rin Tit'TlT
Robt. A. Hill, , Judete .
Geo. T. Swnnn, t-rk
Terms begin In Jackson on the 1st. Men'
naysiUMey iBUBunuiuir, m
U. 8, DISTRICT COURT FOR SOCTllKKX
DISTRICT Of MISS..
Robt. A. mil, Jn'V"
Geo. T. Swann, lltil-
Sessiona commence In Jackson en tU- -.:h
Mondays of June nnd January.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.
Regular mootiugt aro held by the
Board of Supervisors on the i n
Mondays of January, March. Ju'y ,
August, and October, and mar
contluuo la session 4 days and 00
Henna ns or the ioaho ot tDptavitoM
R O. 81ms, President, W. K. Hood, T. u
Waloott, Dan Waters, W. M. Woittilngion.
W, E. Hunt,
A, W. Shadd,
I.. P. M. Watklns,
i raid clerk
Couuty 1 ivuburer.
The Town Council meets 011
.1.. ... HI 1 .....I. n.Anll,
,U, ASV 1UWMS. w vwvm M.WH.... .
CotntctLMB. L. Wllcatnakl, Mayor, W .
A. Erarman. J. W. Shields. John ban war
U. w. i. nniner
D. B. Brooks, Marshal, J H Neleoa, Clerk
ineeaon rom, xrananm. .
The Board of. Levee Commit
tloncrt of Bolivar, Washington auJ
Ittaettu Counties meets on the
t :i Vo.f"v ct SzkXtxr, aud Ju-
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