"'."v.MAEcn 1,1-1. ;
.-tfj. 4TH DISTRICT.
,.. rrft'of irr.
.TTr'irin b the li
ii'sod October, ami may
".l!f-BeST!M the 4
..'hdnd October, and way
' ..' rBeg!as on the 4th
jjk,K'h and Octolwr, and may
;untTBeglM od the tod
, the 4th uondsy of March
,Ct nd mar eoniinne 6 Ju-
tT-Bg1 on the 3rd
' th 4th Monday of March
r Jfld may continue G judicial
jCountT-BegiM on the 4th
.r t ondy of "rch
r,md my continues judicial
county-Begin on the
r" after the 4th Monday of
October, aud may continue 30
, tountyBegin on the 1st
April and October, and may
iot countyBegin on the M
r April ind October, and may
jaoty-Begin 00 tne Ut Mon"
and November, and uiayeon
.iclal days. ' -,
eounty Beglna on the Jd
1 y snd November, and way
a county-Begins on the Tat
mne aad December, and may
I county-Begin on the 2nd
juns snd December, and may
neetlng are held by the
apervlsora as follew : Bien
iiondny of January to elect
nmlssioners. Annually lirtrt
uarch, to receive Tax-Collec-(
of delinquent and Insolvent
nday of August to receive and
t Assessment Roll ; lit Mon
iMuber to levy txe ; and on
s next preceding each term of
j lapwae .'net
of Snpremo Court Com
ii the 1st Mondays of April
t the Supreme Court.
"Mipltvll, Chief Justice.
L j- -ILJLJJJ Jj t
r.R rirroll Cenr
.Hill, ' 'Judge
- Diet. Atty
lipgin in Jackson on the
lays hi May and Novem-
rlrt Cunrt for donlhr Dla
Iritt mt niMiMlppI
nin, , Marshal
a, . Pist. Atty
na commence in .Taokton
lib Mondays of Juno and
or mt noiHU or t rtavnoiis,
Met. J. W. Erwin
strict, (Pres.) N Goldateiu
District, W. W. Stone,
strict, . J. N. Collier
ttorncy, WT. R. Trigg
iih or LKOiaLATDna.
,'encer, J. R. rarkcr,
I umiert liorton.
"Tn rOH 7fm DIHT1IICT
husoii, Clinucerv Clerk
wiall, . Circuit Clerk
fflulay, County Treasurer
r School Snpt
ajor, L. T. Rucks. J
1 l M
GREESVILLE, WASIUKGTOJT COUNTY. MISS., SATURDAY, IIAKCH I, .1884.
- Wm Terger.
Jno II Moore.
VV K Giltlart
"fn Council meets u the
H of each mouth.
Hiiilppl Lsvei Commiiiiottirt.
r mcetiiiffg second Mondays
f January and July.
S1'"8'1 Bolivar Co
1 Williams ) Washington
" " 'li f ... I'llllliLv
,ni Issnqnena comity
ort Sharkey county
merman, . Sec. and Trees.
n. Cotton Tax Collector
TCT- a.TmEa, UBotr, nsuv
'RNEYS AT LAW,
:ELDS & SKINNER,
(TTORXE f S-AT-LAW, 4
Negotiated on IMPROVED
-'ions in Washington Covin-
"j ?ov I7ly2
J. L. YOUIIG,
He rsaimlttee Siow a Sbocklas
State of Affairs.
The SteU PiniUntiary kaa imi En atai
Eiptms t Eraaa lift Her
mi'sf the Uuisg
The special committee appoint
ed to inrestigate the Penitentiary
system have made the following
report: , .
Mr. Speaker Tour committee
ou penitentiary have had nnder
consideration the present system
of punishing and imprisoning the
convicts in the State of Mississip
pi, the prison bouses, leasing sys
tem aud treatment of same, and
while they have been able in some
instances to trace the results of
the management in some of the
camps, want of time and a disposi
tion on the part of the guards at
the different points to evade pro
cess and even examination, and of
sub-lessees t retard thorough in
vestigation have done much to de
lay and even prevent your com
mittee from making as full aud
perfect au investigation, as we
had hoped could be done, and the
necessities of the case demauds.
They beg leave to report as fol
lows: The number of convicts for
1332-3 ou hand are 1563, not inclu
ding county convicts in the walls,
and of this number we have to re
port the startling fact that 21?
have died aud are reported is
dead, a list of names of whom and
at what camps they died is here
unto annexed, aud marked exhibit
"A," for your information, which
means a death rate of 7 11-54 per
cent, por annum. This includes
the death rate of all couvicis from
one year to life, but when you
eliminate the shorter terms aud
take the per cent, of the ten year
previous alone there are about 28
in each 100 who die aud never
live out their time. . ,
A thorough examination has
been made ofc tho penitentiary
istrtr-il f it buildings, workings,
etc., in the State capital, and we
report the same neat in all its
compartments and well kept: the
buildings and gronnds in good
condition, save some repairs for
iimchiurry Rnd a moro commodi
ous hospital needed, if the leasing
system is to be kept up, inasmuch
as tho onvi(;ts, when sick, nre re
turned in great numbers to the
walls by tho sub-lessees for atten
tion. Tho prisoners confined in the
walls are well fed and cared for,
comfortably clud and doing as well
as meu in confinement well could
do, the cases of acute diseases be
ing very few and the doath rate
remarkably small , the guards and
officers seem to be very hnmano
aud much beloved by the prison
ers. This committee has taken quite
an amount of testimony on the
leasing system, sub-letting, etc.,
sb now adopted by the laws of
this State j and we have deliber
ately concluded our system is
even worse than the old English
plan of letting out prisoners as a
franchise, and that crimes have
been committed under the guise
of our laws, more cruel and offen
sive than in Fleet and Marshal sea
by Huggins, Bainbridge, Corbett
and Acton under the English sys
tem. While they admit that the
State prison has been run without
expense to the 8tate and In fact
at a profit of I , yet we but
say that this has been done at the
expense of human lives the lives
of helpless, manacled human oe
ingB and this money can ouly be
regarded, as It ia due the State or
Hen in her treasnry, as wood mon
cy, aud can but recommend its ex
nenditure iu a manner to relieve
the present convict system of this
statu and removine this cursed
blotted p from our State histo-
rv. ana" relieve our convict system
of this jnst reproach; that the
pulshmentof common larceny or
small felonies is eqnai to capum
Donishment, and this penalty Im
posed by the Laud of the law irre
sponsible aud dastardly, cowardly
guards of the worst instincts wuu
out the least semblance of law.
Investigation shows the lessees
to be humane and generous men
who upon occasions when the cru
elties of their underlings have
ome to their ears, have promptly
.,iciiii nr fliachareed them : but
the committee i compelled to say
that as a general rule they have
not made their, sub-leases .is care
ful as they might have done j and
that a close examination into the
1 trcatmcut of the prisoners as the
' l,w and their lease reqnired would
I have cat-frit! -m top "in! andean-
r v f !' - '
the most iuhuman aud uncommon
modes of punishment and totally
without authority of law, often
"PCixiso" the prisouer until h
would faiut, by the lash ou the na
ked back, while the sufferer was
held by four strong men, holding
each a hand or foot, stretched out
over the frozen ground or over
stumps and togs and often beaten
with 300 stripes at a time, which
more than once it is thought re
sulted in the death of the convict ;
men unable to work have been
driven to their death and have
even died wheu fettered in the
The question of food for these
men is not one of the numbered
crimes generally, as the rule seems
to be to feed well, and then run
them as long as they can stand up.
But when working in the swamps
or fields they were refased pure
water and were driven to drink
out of sloughs or plow furrows in
the fields in which they have la
bored. One instance of this being on
the N. O. & If. E. R. K., where the
owners were unable to get con
tractors to work at a given point
known as Caney swamp, uncom
monly hard work and' uuhealtby.
They hired from the sub lessees
the labor of the convicts at 11.70
cents per hand per day, to do this
work. They were placed in this
swamp, in water ranging to their
knees, iu almost a nude state, spa
ding in caney and rooty ground
in bare feet, chained together by
chains that fretted into the flesh,
compelled to attend to the calls of
nature, in this line as they stand
chained day in and day out and
their thirst driving them to driuk
the water iu which they were
compelled to deposit their excrement.
The cages of both public works
and on pl.intatious are of the
rudest and most unhealthy char
acter. made by setting wooden
posts in the ground on end and
eovered by soma method usually
30x60 feet in size, and in this
structure from 75 to 100 convicts,
wet, cold and dirty were huddled
together, and the stench from the
filth accumulated so offensive as
in moro instances than one the
buzzards aiid carrion crows con
stantly hovered ever them.
In other instances many con
victs who were sub-leased in lots
from exposure and ill-treatment
liava been budly crippled and it is
feared Iu many instances their
hurts are permanent by losing
toes and contracting foot maladies,
chilblains or arising from frost
bite. In fact the system of leas
lug out tho convicts under the
laws of this State has opened the
gate so wldo for crimes to be com
mitted against this class of people,
that in many Instances it has been
taken advautago of, in fact the
sub-letting system is to utterly
horrible that the committee re.
gard it as Improper to place be
fore this honorable body any
more of its horrors than the re
suits of this system and to recent
mend such legislation as it may
As a committee we recommend
that for the present there be
law passed increasing the salary
of the Superintendent and adding
to his duties by requiring him to
visit each of the camps monthly
or oftener if necessity requires,
or the Governor directs also giv
ing him power to annul and cancel
sub-contracts and report and pros
ecute to conviction, all inhuman,
barbarous or cruel and unusual
treatment of said prisoners by the
guards or lessees and the passage
of a law prescribing the pains and
penalties to be visited upon them
upon conviction. They recommend
that a law be passed requiring
the State to purchase lauds in at
least two other places in the State
for tho erection of prisons and
farms in different portions of the
State, and the working of the con
victs on the State plantations un
der the eye and supervision of
bonded State officers, and that the
money now on hand belonging to
the Penitentiary fund, and the
amount required to be paid in and
now due be used to that end.
They advise that certain penalties
prescribed for minor offenses be
so fixed that while they will still
remain effective aud certain our
Penitentiary may not be filled with
crimes minor in their nature.
Tbey havo been informed that
the firm of Hamilton, Allen & Co.,
tho original lessee and contract
ors has been dissolved by mutual
rnnsenU and that the senior mem
ber of said firm has bought ont
bis said partners aud they deora it
. fhfit. a tie bona De ei-
ccutcd in this bel;;.!f.
THE VETO XSESS1CE.
lis TU it Ceitis si Puikf til Bill
Ovtt ta Ttta.
Alcorn. W. M. Inge.
Attala, Wiley Sandera.
Calhoun, Q. W. Howard.
Carroll, H. C WiUiamsoa.
Chickasaw, B. Crawford, TV. G. Orr.
Claiborne, W. T. MeGmder.
Clarke, A. D. Cordon.
Copiah, A. B. Oulnes, E. A. Bowan.
Covington, Y. h. Srrahan.
DeSeto, J. W. Odom, Ellas Alexander.
Greene, J. Klttrell.
Grenada. J. J. William.
Holmes, Hy. Christmas.
Ittawamba, W. A. Nabors.
Jasper, Sam'l Whitman.
Jefferson, W. L. Uaraer.
Jones, Thoe. J. Huff.
Kemper, J. L. Hudnal.
LaFayette, T. B. Waldrip.
Leake, J. M. Hardin.
Lee, J. M. Hoyle, M. Powell.
Leflore, D. T. Mitchell.
Marion, Hy. Pope.
Marshall, J. W. C. Watson, S. W. Mul-
una, R. Q. Balrd.
Montgomery. J. K. Flowers.
Neshoba, W. L. Baasett.
Kewton, J. L. Bolton.
Noiubee, A. W. Simpson, J. L, Clem
ens, A. 0, Boswell.
Oktibbeha, W.5. Nash. -
Panola, J. O. Askew, W. W. Caldwell.
Perry. J. W. Denhau.
Pontotoc, Jeff. Wilson.
Rankin, J no. R. Enochs.
Scott, J. H. Beeman.
Smith, E. Currie.
Tate, r. II. Nortleet. W. P; Eaion.
TUhoiulnge, C. Kendrick.
Wayne, Alex. T. Powe.
Webster, J. E. Gore.
Winston, R. C. Jones.
Benton and Tippah, J. T. Hurry.
Calhoun and Yalobusha, D. W. Rogers.
Kemper, Lauderdale and Clark, W. L.
Total aye S3.
Adams, Chas. D. Foules, Felix L. Cory,
Amite, W. F. Love.
Attalla, J. F. MoCool.
Bolivar, Ferry Peyton.
Clay, S. A. Crump, A. J. Russell.
Coahoma, Wm. Allen, J. W. C'utrer.
Hancock, T. M. Favr.
Harrison, D. D. Cowan.
Hindi, J. K. McNeely, M. X. Mcl.eod.
L. K. At wood, Wm. Robinson.
LaFayette, A. J. Baker.
Lauderdale, J. E. Bell.
Lawrence, C. R. Dale.
Lowdnes, J. T. Harrison, W. F. Cook,
A. L. Myers.
Madison, J. F. Henry.
Monroe, R. E. Houston, L. D. Hollings-
Oktibbeha, J. S. Montgomery.
Panola, J. T. Settle.
Pike, Jaa, C. Lainpktn.
Prentiss, B. A. P. Selnian.
Sharkey, O. W. nutler.
Tunica, T. C. Ferguson.
Warren, T. M. Miller, A. W. Bren.
Washington, 8. M. Spencer, 0. liorton,
J. R. Parker.
Wllkerson, G. II. Peets, D.C. Brainlette.
Yalobusha, YT. V. Moore.
Yazoo, Jas. A. Barksdale, A. 0. Norrel
Amite and Pike, Geo. M. Govan.
Total nays, 41.
The Negro as a Ruler.
Officers of the Atlas Line steam
er Alveua, Just arrived at New,
York from a voyaga around Hayti,
report that hundreds of rebels,
and merchants who Incited them
to rebellion, have beeu cruelly put
to death. This cruelty, by some,
is ascribed to President Salomon,
and by . others to his geuerals.
The rebels are placed in a line and
butchered in a barbarous manner,
the soldiers first firing at their
aiikles, then their knees, gradually
elevating their aim until a fatal
spot ia reached. The rebels meet
their fate unflinchingly, but the
cries of their wives and children,
who are allowed to witness
the slaughter are decribed as ago
nizmg. Portau-Prince was found
much the worse for the war.
The whole town would have been
destroyed by the loyalists had it
not been for the action of the
French, Spanish aud English cetn
manders of the men-of-war in the
harbor, who threatened to bom
bard the town if looting and arson
was not stopped. There are
claims against the government for
(5,000,000 Indemnity! How the
government will pay the turn is a
serious problem, there not being a
cont Iu the tronsnry.
RailwaTS ail tie Judiciary,
The reputation ef the judiciary
of the State for integrity and
learning is a part of its public
property. No man among them is
entitled to be shielded if he fails
to come up to the standard esseu
tial to iuspire confidence in the
administration of the law ; but if
the Judges do come op to the re
quired standard, theu he is a mar
plot, or worse, who would play
upon the admitted prejudice
against the railroad to unsettle
publio confidence in the courts.
Ouce array the people agaiust the
courts aa either incompetent or
corrupt and the orderly adminis
tration of justice becomes Impossible.
The distinct impression sought
to be produced in an article in
the Clarion ou supervision was
aud is that as a uknral bcle the
courts of the State are either iu
competent or corrupt whea it
comes to a question between a
plaiutiff iu the courts and a rail
way corporation. It stated :
"If you sue, as is the case gen
erally, the judges will not allow
the vordictof ajnryto stand if
the amouut of damagea ia large;
bk usunra the eight of the ju
ry aud decides law and fact, and
tiKNEBiiXT in favor of the rail
way. Let THE8S facts be deuled
and instances will be brought
forward to establish our position."
Now these are grave charges,
not confined to on a) Judos but is
made applicable to the courts
generally. When called on to
substantiate- this general charge
against the courts of Mississippi,
how does our contemporary meet
the bortheu he voluntarily as
sumes t Why, by referring to an
old case, tried away back in the
dark days of Republicanism by a
Republican Judge. We ask, in
the name of all that is right, ia
this fair and just to the judiciary t
It is right to presume that being
called to answer, the Clarion has
made full answer and disclosed ail
it knows on the subject. But iu
stead of substantiating the charge
that "oenebally the Judges will
not allow tho verdiut to stand j"
that "oenebally they usurp the
rights of the jury;" thatuaENEB
ALLY they are In favor of the rail
roads," it instances a single case
which happened yea's ago, and
which, by the way, does not even
sustain the charge against that
single Judge. The railroad, it ap
pears, in using its track, switching
backward and forward, rau over a
woman and child at a crossing.
Whether the unfortunate victims
were not guilty ef contributory
negligence, does not appear. If
tbey were, the road waa not liable
at all. But admitting that the tin
ployees of the road were negli
geut aud the victims were not.
how can this single case Justify
this wholesale attack upon the
judiciary f We Will not charac
terize this exhibition of supervis
ion spite as it properly deserves,
The people of the State will prob
ably do thai. Ledger.
Clve CsTear laswer.
jr.; t. wi:
The bloody-shirt mill is still
grinding out the Copiah case.
The Sherman Committee bold
their session at the Custom House
in New Orleans. The Matthews
friends have been before tbem and
testified. The case is bad enough,
but is a State, or any other peebie
than those wild meu of the mob
to be held responsible for their
actions! Clarion. J
We are somewhat surprised to
find the above in the Clarion.
We emphatically deny the exist
ence of a mob. It was nothing
more than a procession composed
of such men as Joe Bailey, Jo.
Turser, R. 8. Morrison, the Da
vis's, Crowns, McRees, Thomp
sons, firauberrys, Pcnns, Iligions, comitr;
and ot'uers some of tha beet men : TIic ni -
T. 0. Herbert, the English run
nor, ran a ten-mile race iu St. Lou
is ou Sunday last against time,
The Ropnbllcan says i ''One bun
dred and fifty dollars against (100
had been bet that Herbert conld
not run ten miles In an hour, but
be accomplished the task and had
thirty-nine seconds to spare. This
necessitated sixty laps around the
park and one houdred yards addi
tional. The weather was far from
favorable, the rain falling during
the entire boor, the ground being
soft and slippery, and a dense fog
prevailing. Win. Richards and
John Mcintosh were chosen time
keepers, and Herbert started at
3:55, keeping steadily at his work
until the task was finished. He
made the last lap in fifty-five sec
onda.' "Taking tho weather and
condition of the ground into con
sideration, the performance was
remarkable. Mr. Richards has
agreed to back Herbert for a run
of twenty miles In two hours On
fair day and good track."
A singular aud fatal accident
occurred at an oil well near Brad
ford, Pa on Monday. Jacob Dick
ey, to agitate the well, dropped au
iron rod eleven feet long down the
tnbe until it reached the bottom
The agitation cansed a strong flow
of gas, the rod being blown from
the tube np into the derrick. Iu
its descent the rod struck Dickey
squarely ou the top of the head,
passed through to the left, came
out the occipital bone, passed
down through the left shoulder
aud Inii, rTgziiig the lie?rt an
out l.'ow t!io 1 ;t
Ill'TCrli! t Cn '
1 Public UsUtatlos.
The owners of the famous and
ustly popular Iesaqueua
justly popular Iesaqueua have
characterized themselves as ex-
client steamboat managers ; they
ave always showu a proper ap-
reciation of printer's ink, and are
oted for liberal and judicious
The latest phase of the Issaquen-
na's advertising propensity will be
the issuance of 30,000 letter-size
circulars. Ou oa one side is a
complete directory of the business
houses aud firms of Vioksburg
comprising 133 names and houses.
Ou the other side is a circular,
giving a history of the Beuds trade
and a fair statement of the suc
cess of the Issaquena, and the rea
sous which have contributed
thereto. A blank is at the bot
tom of this page, for the signature
of the person or firm sending out
the circular. One hnndred copies
of the directory and circular will
be furuished to every merchant
and business maa iu the city.
The balance of the circulars will
be distributed by the Issaquena.
Iu addition to the name and busi
ness iu the directory at the head
of the circular on each hundred
will be printed the special busi
ness card of the firm or house to
which they are furnished. The
Issaquena bears the entire ex
pense of thus spreading a knowl
edge of the business of Vicks-
burg, and ouly asks in return that
the merchants and others to whom
the circulars are sent, sign them
ud enclose them to their corres
pondents iii the soction of conn
try which is in the habit of giving,
or likely to give, any business to a
steamer regularly plying in the
Vicksbnrg and Orsenvllle trade.
Circulars sont to Jackson, Natch
es, Greenville, Monroe, Deer
Creek, and Lake Washington will
The Issaqnena will also have the
Vicksbnrg directory printed ou
the back of her regular letter
beads, and it may be safely esti
mated that this directory will
thus reach a circulation during the
season ef 100,000 copies.
Tlie moral to this story, if there
be a moral, is that the merchants
and business men of Vicksbnrg ;
the people on tho river, and the
merchants and business men of
Greenville, should properly ap
reclate aud encourage the alert,
prompt, faithful and enterprising
Issaquena. Vicksburg Evening
".0 FEM E LIW."
Correspondent of the Appeal. J
Oxford, February 17. Several
days sgo the citizens of beat 4
met at Taylor Dpot, in this coun
ty, and petitioned the Board ef
Supervisors for the no fence law
in their beat Uiis is a step in the
right direction. At last the peo
ple of Mississippi are beginning to
see the folly and extravagance
that they have practiced for the
past twenty years in keeping up
the enormous amouut of unneces
sary fencing. A State official,
after a long and careful calculation
on the mileage of legal fencing iu
bis county, gave as a result that,
if the fencing was pnt on a straight
liue, it would reach from the coun
ty seat to New York City. It is
useless and foolish extravagauce.
Mouey thus expmded would go a
long way toward draiuing lauds,
cutting ditches and buying fertili
zers. How can we cut ditches
aad koep them lu order wheu it
requires three mouths in the year
to build aud repair fences I It is
cheaper to fence up live stock
than to fence them out. Every
mau's stock should be kept on his
own premises, limits undoubt
edly the place for them. No coun
try that ever adopted the uo-fence
law has ever wanted it repealed.
The experience of those who have
tried the system has beeu satisfac
tory. There is absolutely no econ
omy iu keeping up a $50 fence
arouud a 110 crop to keep out (2
worth of live stock. We hope the
day la uot fur distant when every
beat lu every county iu our State
will send up a petition, as did our
friends at Taylor's. Let ns get
out of some of our old ruts. Let
us havo fewer but better stock,
and a little Isnrnlus cash at the
euu or sacn year to lvrtiitze our
lands and to buy improved Ituple
One yr:;r. in nli ! ?., .,, ? ! M
Any t.-r.Wr uViri-!'.b fs; rd.
eoot in ued iU .a notify Bspnoii'f '
ADVERTISING R ATIS
Trannifnt Advertising, One Square
One Inwrtiun ,.$
Erh mliwiurnt lnert!on 75
IVes for Lufal r.utirr, iilch are in
rludt it nnilrrtliis hf ail. due ra or before.
lat ptililiration. No prucf ftiruisiu'd bl
til (.aid fur.
lAal," live lines or this tvpe,
50 -nts for lint, i-'t m,t ttuh sutoe
Perwinel artirlr or notle charged for
according lo their lature.
(.'uetunirni will V. give explicit di
rections, of lenirth of ltn. fur publicatit s
Regular i'lvr'irinif. one Cjnsrr, 3 ma.
$7, lima. ill. 1 rar ..
Larger advertisements, njiarterty, hlfJ
yearly, and yearly.
Contracted for at Liberal Rates:
For Stat antf fltrict Office,. $!S
For Con ntv Offlt,. It
For Bet Oltlee ,. ....
Oplers from transient ecstomer. ver
bal or written, for job oork.auvrrtUtng,
or siiirrl'licn, must be arrouipaaird I y
the eaoli. Am-ounts of regular custo
mer due and presented the Wt of ah
St. Jessph C'tkelie Ckarefe.
ItUrll M" 10 oVI'- k a m bihI Mral
4 t. in ttrri at tMnt utttv C:lrrlttni
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t'ommunton l.t Nnmlay in lnm,ry, liny. An
trim ami .Vmrnhrr l-ratM-ntm-ilKf rjr
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rtltMjt at tt, . tiuiu. Ilnm u u
mm Krlilay rrlii al "k.ainl SatanU
moruiuj..! luv J. Houm, Kalilil.
Landings and Distances from
Greenville to New Orleans.
Ilelcaa f orrrspoaoence,
, . Tlmcs-Democrat. 4
The maximum of flood tide at
and below this point generally oo
curs when the great St. Francis
basin a reservoir of some 73,000
square miles begins to empty it
self. This may be expected In
about fifteen days. There is noth
ing to cause great alarm ; this city
proper may be said to be secure
agaiust the river. The levees are
of ample height and base to with
stand even a foot in excess of lust
year. Within the levees, howev
er, there is a continuous flow
which, for want of proper drain
age incident to stoppage of cul
vertsaud the like, becomes al
most as bad as the river overflow.
Even now the central part of this
eily is inundated from rain and
and spring water. Pumps are pro
posed, but the folly of supposing
them eqnal to the requirements
scarcely merits telling.
The river is rising slowly and
the water going through the
breaks above is gradually filling
up the bayous and low lands. In
a few days communication with
the interior will be cnt off except
by boat Basing our opinion up
on the fact that there has been
more above than ever known be
fore, we are led to the beliof that
we will also have more here. It
will be at least two weeks before
the water here will reach its high
est even if it is not checked np by
a decline above, and our people
should take advantage of this and
get up their stock and make the
necessary preparations for the
worst. Friars Poiut Gazette.
Ufa ana Times of S. 8. Prentiss.
When It was announced In the
publio prints that the pupil and
early friend of tho dislltignUlicd
man was preparing a biography,
publio expectation was excited,
and the thought and conviction
existed that now the right person
was found whe could and would
do the grand theme ample and
full Justice, and a graphic aud life
like plcturo of the man and the
times would have boeu puinted.
We have read and re-read this
work, aud we confess to a sad
disappointment at the perform
ance, loo subscribers and read
ers certainly expected something
very different from the work pre
sented to their Intelligence.
The above is the first paragraph
of a eritioism by "Observer," of
Judge Shield's work on Prentiss.
We will only soy that "Observer"
lias correctly expressed ear feel
ing, upon reading the above work.
Spelal to the Timet-Democrat.
Vicksbnrg, Feb. 20. Suit was
instituted to day by Miss Kitty
Evans, qneeu of the demi-mnndo
of this city, ngninst Jake On ml off
er, a well-to-do Israelite, for the
recovery of the value of a dia
mond ring that she claims was on
Ed. Wilson's finger the night he
was killed, and which, she claims,
was taken hyGusdoffer. It will
be remembered that Ed. Wilson
was the man killed in his own faro
bank several weeks ago by Jack
McKenna, now under sentence to
be hanged, The suit will create a
A petition is being circulated in
our city and signed by onr princi
pal business men and leading citi
zens, the purpose of which is to
have Steele's Bayou and other
tributary streams of Lake Wash
ington cleared of obstructions.
At this time of the year the roads
in that section become impar sable,
and planters are greatly inconve
nienced in moving their crops and
reaching market. The country
is very ncn. ana tne opening o.
the streams embraced iu the peti
tion will open np a very valuable
avenue of trade. The petition
will be presentedto the present
Legislature when a sufficient num
ber of signers have been proce
ed. Vicksburg Tost.
Presented to the Legislature
Louisiana and Arkansas line
Hktpwith . .
lake Providence . .
Hrnnswi.li 'fcrt t Levee V )
Aiontn oi iazoo
Vicksbnrg . . . '
Grand Gulf " ,
Rt. Joe - -
Natchez ' . . .
LoiiiHiaunaiid Mississippi Lino 2H3
lieu ittver . . 280
Rnyou Sura ; 32(1
Port Hudson - . ' ' . . 332
Huton Rougo . 344
I'laqnemlno . 370
Douuldhouvlllo ... . 40tt
Convent 423 '
Hoiiiiet Carro 447
New Orleans . 483
Mouth of River COO
Greenville to St. Louis
Gnliios . .
Arkansas City .
Arkansas River ,
White River . . .
Sunflower (Head Levee Diet)
Friars Point , .
Mississippi and Tenn. Line
Ark. and Missouri Line
Tonti. aud Kentucky Line ,
New Madrid - - .
Columbus - . . .
Cairo . . . .
Barracks . . . ,
St. Louis - ...
This list of distances is procured
from the latest official surveys and
Indlaaola Instead ef Beieagate.
AN Act to change the name of
the town of Eureka, the pres
ent County Seat of Sunflower
County iu this State.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the
Legislature of the Stato of Missis
sippi, That the name of Eureka,
the present county seat or Sun
flower county, Mississippi, be and
t!ie sume is herc'jy chan-sj ta
In.!!: ue!a, ty w Licit Iinxe Ue!:a!l
1 - ' Tls knorn r Ir " '.,
i n V.
i r -t '
IHarch of rrocress.
"Do you know whore I can get
some beeswax V ' inquired a whole
sale druggist of an Indianapolis
reporter. The scribe didn't kuow.
"I want genuine wax suitable for
pharmaceutical pnrposes. Ilaney
is plenty and cheap, never cheap
er than now. Honey meu now
pour out the melliilons product
and put back tho comb, which is
growing out of favor, made of par
aline. Tliis saves the bees labor
of tnr.kin'i comb, find they pnt in
fc!l V r t b tiii.kiiig holier. They
(..mi I i, vb to go otu and roam
r rr - ", 7, Y. 'vv.i i tip flowers, pit h er,
'. ? - ... ?. i kow t " f 1 1'
. As tho :!'
; ;!' -
All postage must be paid by
Letters in the United States per
half ounce, 2 cents.
Drop letters, half ounce, 1 cent.
Registered letters, 10 eents and
proper postage. .
Pumphlets, newspapers, maga
zines, books, posters, etc., each 2
ounce or fraction, 1 cent.
Printed cards, blanks, seeds,
merchandise, 1 cent per ounce.
All matter not at- letter, rates
must be pre-paid tn full, wrnpped
so that it can be examined without
destroying the wrapper.
Liquids, poison, explosives and
other dangerous matter excluded. .
L u pa ul letters are soul to Um
Dead Letter office.
Letters patt paid forwarded, bal
ance collected of the receiver.
Acknowledgements and all other No
tarial biislnesHatteniii'd to promptly anil
punctually. dec 13 tf
Sale, Feed It. Livery Statle
C. t. McDANlEL SOX,
In addition to our Livery Stable on
Wnahlnirtnn avrnn. we have taken the
Marslml! Stable on Main street, n hure
we will do a genera)
SALE, FEEI AND LIVEUY
bm-lliess, and will keep fur dale In the
winter selected stocks of iirst-i lasg
HORSES AND MULES,
for sndille and hsnipss. Our lr
will be iindertlie r-uperintpmicnt'e ii .
D. F. irCNT,
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