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VOL. 22.
NO. 19
Mr. Robt Muldrow, who ha recent
ly received a deserved ""promotion in
tlie Geological surrey deuartineut, and
who lias been visiting bU brother, Mr.
S. O. Muldrow for several weeks past,
returned to his post of duty in Wash
ington Tuesday. Oktibbeha LStueu.
Married, at the residence of the
bride's father at Shtloh, thia county,
Nov. 3, Iie. A. L. Johnson and Miss
Maggie L. Heath. The bride is the
accomplished daughter of CoL John
Heath, ou of Issaquena's 'oldest and
most respected citizen .The groam is
a rising youug Baptist niiuistcr and is
thought yery highly of by all who
know him. Mayersyille Spectator.
We atop the pn8 to aauounce that
we forgot to state iu our last week's
Usue, that w were re-elected to the
high, responsible and lucrative ofticc
of coroner aud rangerof the glorious
old Democratic county of Carroll, by
a clean clear majority over all opposi
tion, of One Thousand, Six Jluudrcd
aud Eiiibty-three solid Democratic
votes. Conservative.
The short cot'oo crop io'toe prairie
u costine that part of the State many
of its colored laborers. Wehave heard
of one iustauee of twelve, fhmiliss Of
negroes taklug their departure for the
bottom lauds of Arkansas and Missis
sippi, from a single plantation in Chick
asaw county, aud hundreds of others
will follow between how and CbrisU
mas. It takes a cotton crop failure pr
two in the prairie country W priJifU
the "race qeestion." Aberdwautim'
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Walthall gives bis people any other
than houest and wholesome advice, the
devil will drink holy water, Gov.
Lowry will wear a 'wool bat,? Henry
Wattcrson will be,' a ncefecttoaiat,
Chalmers will cease to bo a candidate,
Mahoue will be Governor of Virginia,
Euirland will be a Ropuhlic, Belva
Lockwood will be President and the
Grceuville Times will cease to be an
able and fair paper, Winona Advance.
Thauks, brother)
Last Monday an Idle darkey, whoso
bond for assault aud battery had been
made good by Mr. J. IL Jones, was de
livered to tho sheriff by that gentleman
because be would not work. Air. lay'
lor was la Ssrdte, but hi representa
tive chained the sluggard to a post
after In (Tending, falm. About half
past six the prisoner saw a chance for
.'iberty by breaking the chain wnicn
confined bint) end maae on escape,
earryingtfV"lll;!lN- Tbe
officers dou's care so mB?u tor a lazy
law breaker, bnt it is a pity to load
yd pair of baiwluuifa. fauoan. '
A colored imitator of the once noto
rious Sol. MUfliell, tiro negro car-robber;
ktteoited to rob ameviug freight
train ou'thn 1. C. ft. It. last Monday
morning. Boarding the train some
where near the station, as is supposed,
he waited quietly until tho train roach
ed a point tnopt three mHoj south hi
the city.' He thru'bgnn' bis opofa-
ttons, aud attempted to throw goods
from the cars, intending to return and
remove thcni. Being discovered, how
ever, be sprung' from tho train, and
though apparently burl by bis leap
and fall, managed to make bis ejeape.
Greunda Sentinel,
Last Monday morulnf the nfbst lov-
ful sound of the htintniduV hbru Was
beard resounding through the streets
of our our town., At tho- eolL-tbe
honmls collected Mi leaned rtadyfor
the hunt. v Messrs. Ithbert Whttlngtou,
f. 8. Gill urn and Joe Lou formed
the party. They were out but a short
time lor thev eeine meeiore 1-4 owook
111., aud Drought iu one of tho largest
bucks that has beeu shot in many a
day. It weighed 820 paunfl, " v
We were informed, that Mr.F. M.
Hnetui. of Matlicna, was ool hauting
last Saturday,' aid while endeavoring
to bead a deer, caught bis gnn in a
vine, causing it to II ro and kill bis
horse. Lexington Bulletin.
A terrible accident occurred last Fri
day near old Danville! Web Calvin
Tav or osf his lite. ualviunaMaunris
Tavlor and a man by tho. uwno of
Yarbrough, were hunting, ah vnree
Were! aiound a tfco trying td got ilfitt
at a aquirrel, wboti Lalvto 'Saylornot
and killed it. Tb squWrot. foil oar
Yarbrough, who at Taylor'a request
stooped down to pick it up ; as be did
so, with rifle cocked laying across his
leg a report was heard ttl TatkJr lell
dead with a toilet 'Uiroufctf bis Oiotrt.
Chris Taylor nor'l arBrohgh dfu Tiot
know how k Jianpenra pr wnose gun
was dischargea until an investigation
was made when Uie lattcr a wue was
found to be empty. Taylor lcayes a
wife and several children. Corintb
' Tbe ball is now completed all but
the stage and imintlnjrr It is soflicient
ly large to aocomniodato the' public
for aU mirnoses. and will be used al
ternately or the iu or ti. ana tu or r,
as a lodge room. Any kind of public
gathering, festival or dance can be ac
commodated, and chairs will be provi
ded Tor seating ftrH.iMnctte Jitra
tnatio performances, public lectures or
other entertainments. , ThlB ball will
briutr to our (own some meritorious
1 ... 4 . 1-..! 1.1.
cnnipajHCfl ant our yow luviug tin
tn can hava tLr"plcH9lirfJ orattend
inir aiHusomqnte.Utp same as in larger
city. As loonltS' travellifjj cotnpauies
find out that Clarksdale has hotel Q
hall accommodations they will take us
iuto their circuit, and wo expect nu
mufoa yiltts.-4.'lirlni Banber.
The friends 0 MrS AtSir b Barkor
all over Mifl4pl fjHrigretjto learn
was too great which caused a suit.
But we doubt it there U a man in the
county who would agree to have them
cut down for one thousand dollars. A
few years ago after these trees were
placed in tbe Court Yard the members
of the Macon Baptist Church at much
less cost caused a number of tree to
be set out in their Church yard, aud
to-day no member of that Church
would agree to cut down those trees
for money. Tho shade trees in the
streets of Tuscaloosa, Als have added
materially to the eomtort aud appear
ance of that city. How refrcshiug it
is to drive along those streets a hot
summer day. Noxubee Democrat
An accident which has since resulted
fatally occurred at tbe L & N. depot
this Thursday eyeuing about S o'clock.
Walter Herrin, aged about twelve
years, sen of our townsman, Mr. Lott
Herrin, attempted to jump on tbe step
ot the caboose of a freight train while
it was iu motion, aud miiug his foot
ing fell beneath toe cars aud the wheels
passed over his left leg and hip, and
literally mashing it iuto mince-meat.
His right leg was also broken in two
places. The little fellow was immedi
ately carried to his Jioine, where be
was attended by Drs. R. J. Turner and
Roger DcMontluzin, who did all in
their power to alleviate bis suffering,
but to L3 avail, and at 9:49 o'clock he
died. His remains will be interred at
the old cemetery to-morrow, Friday,
evening at S o'clock. Mr, Herrin and
family have tbe sympathy of all our
people iu their deep aflliction. Gulf
toast rrogress.
Of tho many who worked nobly for
the success of the ticket in this county
at tbe late election, none are entitled to
greater praise than Judge Cassidy.
Called, wiibout expectation or solicita
tion on his part, to the chairmanship of
tbe Covnty Democratic Executive
Committee and the responsibility
plaeed open bint of oiganizing and
directing (he canvass, bo set about dis
charging tbe trust with an alacrity,
seal aud ability that eonquered every
obstacle and snatched a complete and
brilliant victory for the Democracy
from what a( one time seemed tho very
laws of defeat. 1 Lincoln Is redeemed,
Tbe spirit of Republicans and Iudo-
peudents Is crushed. The Democracy
lr feumtcd aud confldcut. . And to
Chairman Cassedy, who had tbe brain
to coucolve, and tbe nerve, aud the
aerve. loyalty and energy to execute
.tba atfgoejsive policy which brought
about these nappy results, is the oreutt
nnuuly due. Urootnayou uador.
Special Correspondence to Avalanche!
Holly Springs, Miss., Nov, 16.
SuIcUlo is said, by ( those who have
maflo (tody 01 ttie gruesome sub
ject. V) be i "UUls Of so epidemic, like
irr Int. fhvnr or iHu:.'eri.
whfc'jBues art correct1 the epjf'efle
H1H) oe muu lu uavu yrokuu out ui our
mklitt Last bight two poor souls, tir
ed of this muudane sphere, decided to
cross the river and "try futurity."
One of these, a negro man, a prisoner
in tbe county jail, was found dead hi
hit celt this morning.' The other, an
old man kuown as "llattis Myers,"
blow his brains out in his bod room at
6 o'ttock the morning. ' Mrs. Myers
had Just been in to notify bim that it
was time to get up to breakfast. Im
mediately on her return to the kitchen
she heard a pistol shot and, divlniug
tbe horrible truth, rau for Mr. Ran
dolph, our Methonlst clorgymau. who
Uvea near by. But life was extinct;
b a eriiej bullet bad done Its work or,
more correctly speaking, the demon
whisky had dono its work. At least
ho will be "delivered from this temp
tation." Surely there is no whisky
"across the river." ...
New York, Nov. 18. A correspon
dent of the Times in Rio Janeiro, ca
bled that paper as follows last night :
Tbe I nited States of Brazil consti
tuting a federated republic of the dif
ferent provinces of the Empire over
which Dom Pedro bad ruled so long.
U an established government. The
new Republic is to-day acknowledged
oy every province exevpt Banla in tbe
North. Dom Pedro is on bis way to
Portugal, having accepted the situation
with no attempt at forcible resistance.
The flag of the new Republic has been
adopted, aud Brazil la as peaceful to
day as though no thought of revola-
tiou bad ever aroused tho feeliug of
ner people.
The overthrow of the empire has
been accomplished without th sacri
fice of a single life aud tho new provi
sional government Is proceeding with
its work as methodically and peaceful
ly as though it had been in existence
for years instead of hours.
Dom Pedro submitted to the terms
Imposed on him by the new govern
ment and agreed to leave the couhtry
within tweuty-four hours after he re
ceived the notice at his summer palace
at Petropolis. He was offered $'2,500,
000 in cash and prevision for the rest
of his life in the form of au anuual
pension of t-150,000, which is to be
provided for in tbe civil list of the
uew republic. Ho promptly accepted
the offer aud came to Rio DeJaulero
with bis family last night to embark
for Lisbon.
Tbe imperial family at 3 o'clock this
morning boarded the Brazilian gun
boat Parnahyba, which was still flying
tbe imperial flag in tho harbor. Tbe
Parnahyba transferred the imperial
party to the Alagoas, which steamed
out of the harbor this forenoon, con
voyed by the cruiser Biachuete and
the gunboat Parnahyba, bound for
Lisbon. Dora Pedro and bis family
go Into perpetual exilo, their absence
from the country being regarded by
tbe leaders of the Ropublio as essential
to the peace and welfare or tbe new
government. The new flag of the V.
8. of Brazil, which takes the place of
tbe imperial emblem with its crown
and coffee leaf, is composed of green
and gold stripes with a blue Held, on
which are emblazoned ulneteeu stars.
To-day it Is hoisted everywhere and Is
recognized In every province with the
exception of Bahla, from which re
ports come of opposition to the new
order oi things.
Not a life has been lost by tbe revo
lution which has overturned tbe em
pire and the only violence attempted
was the shooting ol the Imperial Min
ister of Marine ; but bit wound is not
fatal and be is now recovering. Busi
ness lu Rio was suspended only tweuty
four hours, itud an empire was de
stroyed aud a Ropublio born almost
nrore the general public was aware
that anything unusual was going on.
The nrovisloiial government has an
nounced that all obligations incurred
by the empire, at homo pr abroad, will
be faithfully fultillod by the republic
Tbe wrongs done by the ministry of
Dom Pedro will be righted by the new
cabinet, which Is composed of men
who have the oentldonoe of the people.
The leaders in control of the provi.
slonal government are representative
liraziiiaus, known for their patriotism
aud lutegrity. Fouseca, the president,
U recogulzed as a brave soldier and an
honest citizen; Itarbosa, tho minister
of finance, Is able aud honest, though
poor; Bocayuya, ministor of foreign
affairs, Is a journalist, an ardent Re
publican and a popular leader.
"Is the alcttt bnadnlng some tear.
Bow easy is a kisb ispose4 a tear."
The following special dispatch ap
peared In tho Vlcksburg Herald of
yesterday, dated at Mississippi City
"Airs. Joticrson liavis lott iicauvoir
yesterday in response to a call from
her husband, Hon. Jefferson Davis,
who lies critically ill at bis plantation
at Brlerlleld on the Mississippi river.
It Is very evident that the days ot the
old man by the sea are numbered
despite tbo reports that be has held his
age aud troubles most wonderfully
your correspondent knows differently
and from frequent Intercourse knows
that Jefferson Davis bas been fast fall
lug away."
This telegram is somewhat sensa
tional,' As was stated In our paper
yesterday, Mr. Davis reached Natchez
on the steamer Goldman from the
"Bflcrficld" plantation, iu Davis'Bend,
list below VickBburg, and remaining
lere most of the day, took the Leath
ers late In the afternoon for New Or
leans.' Mr. Davis was looking as ro
bust as a man of bis years could be er
peeled to look, and aside from the fact
that bo was suffering from a cold, did
not appear to be afflicted with any
particular ailment. It is probable
that the special telegram is without
any foundation in fact, as Mr- Davis
left Bricrtlcld" en route home on the
day that Mrs. Davis is reported to have
left "Beauvoir" to join him, and she
was not with him here. Natchez Dem
ocrat, 1 '' '
Hint for nenrtjr ty siepmlil ho $as been
aertouelv ill. lie was coufiucd to his
bed in KausasXJity for mprfrthairsix
week We fe glad to be able at this
time, to announce that he is now com
fortably quartered 'at the homo of bis
brother-in-law, ex-Chancellor Frank A.
nrit, t West Point, and there is every
reasonable' ground to; hope! that J he
will soon be well enough to be up aud
around with his friends. In his suffer
ings he has the sympathies of the In
dex and our slncerest wishes for his
speedy and permanent recovory." Few
men In Mississippi have so many warm
personal friends as Mr. Barker, and no
man more deserves those he has tbau
does the warm-hearted, genial gentle
man of whom we write. Columbus
Index. : H i '
Some fifteen jvr ago the Board of
Supervisors, while Dr. J. JJ. Allgooo.
was President, paid 500 for setting
out shade Irecs in the Court Ilouso
yard and kuoping them alive or replac-
"r flVU years, At Hie Mine n w
nr .-. u Mid iwjwi yik
oojht exw-
This Is averv every-day matter of
fact subject, but it is'none the less 1m
portent, We refer to tbe eonnty roads,
that have to be nsed every nay and
night in tbe year. They ought to be
put in better condition, and kept in
belter condition. We are entirely sat
isfied that nothing would add more to
tbe valne of the lands, than to have
the Very beet sort of roads. Look at
them after oue big Fall rain. They
are In some places in an almost Impas
sable condition, and they are not good
in any direction ' from Vlcksburg.
There is a way to remedy all this.
In tbe past all our efforts bave been
directed to making temporary roads;
the efforts should be aimed at maklug
them as nearly permanent as possi
The first thing to be done is to de
termine to replace every wooden
bridge that decays with an iron bridge.
ibis is much cheaper lu the long run.
besides the safety and reliability of
such structures. If we had put np
iron bridges over liig Black, they
would have paid for themselves long
ago, and would be there for half a cen
tury perhaps. We built two wooden
ones, snd one of them washed away
In a few years, and the other U always
needing redairs wnicn cost more than
tbe Interest on tbe cost of an Iron
bridge. Iron is so cheap now, that It
is economy to use it wherever a per
manent structure of this character is
The farmers realize llio Importance
and value of good roads, but they no
very little exertion to get thi-m,
twuiiiUiatJ Uerald.
With the revolution In Brazil the
lost of the monarchies of the coutinent
has been overturned and an unbroken
lluo of republics stretches !from tbe
great lakes to Cape Horn. There are
dependencies of princes in North and
South America as Canada in tho for
mer section and Guiana In the lattei
but uo crowned head any longnr bears
direct sway over any portion of the
Western hemisphere. The crisis In
Brazil bas uot beeu altogether unex
pected. Suggestions of Us approach
have been heard frequently In the past
two or three years, but especially since
the recent emancipation or slavery in
the empire. It Is known, too, that tbe
royal family expected it, and were pre
paring for flight or acceptance of the
situation when the rising came which
they saw to be inevitable. But no
bodv either in or out of Brazil imag
ined that tho storm would come so
For decades past the Brazilian gov
eminent has been an anachronism,
Surrounded on all sides by countries
with whose traditions, prepossessions
and aspirations tho monarchlal system
Is at war, Brazil has, by reason of its
moral and social isolation, been an ob
ect or peculiar intorost to students of
politics. From the moment when the
last of its neighbors struck off the roy
al yoke, that country bas offered
pecial and particular provocation for
the uprising which has now occurrea,
The considerations and influences
which postponed the revolution to
this date were the personal pop
ularity of the emperor and the
wisdom and progressive spirit which
he manifested in wielding power. Con
trary to tno experience eisowhero, re
forms ;in tho Brazilian government
system began at the top, and not at tbe
bottom. It was the monarch, aud not
tho subjects, who devised and carried
them into execution. Still, although
the scepter has been taken from one of
the wisest and best of princes, the ac
tion is creditable both for moral and
political reasons. Brazil has taken a
step forward in social and material
velopmeut, -and the independent na
tions of tbe continent welcome It on
its entrance into the fraternity of re
publics. St. Louis Globe-Democrat
Editor Dbioh-Iookh :
The writer of the article signed
"Prudentis, in a recent issue of your
paier, certainly regards a Constitu
tional Convention as bad medicine, if
not poison. While not wedded to
such measure, 1 am sot prepared to
belisve that it will be viewed as a ease
of treason, even by a Republican ad
ministration, tour correspondent
evidently does, and the dark shadows
he easts over tho proposition can be
resolved Into no other tangible shape
lie presents Congress as a veritable
Msdusa, the Prince of Darkness him
self, swinging over Mississippi "the
scaly horrors of his folded tail." He
sevms in earnest, but when Prudentia
distorts tbe idea of a State Convention
into tbo analogy of secession, one Is
disposed to advise him to look to his
liver. His vision so distempered (in
verting his own sneer and s.jille) he
naturally "sees a wolf In every sheep."
It is presumable that Prudeutia s ap-
prehenson Is that a Constitutional Cou
veution, or a consequent statute, will
iucur the wrath be predicts, by impos
ing an educational or a poll-tax quali
fication on suffrage. 1 am not aware
of any other bold, bad deed suggested
in this conuectiou. I suppose such ac
tion would impinge upon the act of re
admission. That act in so far as it
seeks to impose unusual conditions
upon the State is broadly violative of
tbe fundamental principle of State co
equallty, and the Supreme Court has
defined and affirmed this principle in
this language : "Equality of constitu
tional right and power is tbe condition
of all tbe States la the Union, old. and
uew." But, anticipating such remin
der, Prudontla fortifies bis argument
by acute aud elaborate demonstration
that Congress is a Law nuto itself, that
it is not amenable to courts or constitu
tion; that having ouoe In the fierce pas
sion engendered by a long and bloody
war and to surmount a vast and vexed
political etuergeuoy broken the chain of
loglo and ooustitulional law, the "pre
cedent embalms a principle" of rigid
and continuous governance. Pruden
tia shows in his writing the pos
session of legal lore and reasoning
acumen of the highest order, but he
has certainly wasted little attoution
upou current history or the nature and
characteristics of the Northern people,
when he credits them with a readiness
to re-open reconstruction. So far from
disvavoriug a suffrage restriction, by
force of law, or construing it as war
rant for "forcible intervention of Con
gress, not confined to mere denial of
representation,'' the very highest au-
thonties and the most Influential load
ers of that party bave reproached
the South for not doing that very thing;
instead of attaining its end by plaus
and methods of suppression and nulli
fication of tbe negro vote.
But conceding tbe theory that the
Constitution and tbe decisions of the
Supreme Court do not bind Congress,
and the belief that the law-making
body is capable ana Wimug to apply
the rules of set-back euchre to federal
relations, can any one believe that a
Mississippi law In the exaot phraseolo
gy of tbe Massachusetts or Connecticut
statutes, enactlug an educational re
quirement for voters ; or mat or 1'ouu-
sylvaula roouiring tue payment 01 a
tax (poll or other) would Imperil
Statehood? Before replying, bear in
mind that for years Virginia restrlotcd
suffrage after the Pennsylvania plan
(disfranchising thereby a majority of
the negro voters) oniy repealing sucn
law In the evil days of white division ;
and that for years, and now, no one
can vote iu South Carolina, who can
not read.
The question now before tbe people
ot Mississippi, of a Constitutional Con
ventlon, is a grave and momentous one,
which should be discussed and consid
ered with candor and tolerance. It
should be weighed and tested In tbe
scales of reason ; in oue, Its dlfltcultlos,
serious and weighty without exaggera
tion ; In the other, the rcliof from Ills
snd perils it doubtfully offers. Pru
deutia, I am sorry to nots, sees In the
proposition only an "exercise of men
tal dexterity, experimental statesman
ship." To repel such heresy bis way is
to scare the people out or tneir seven
senses. While prudence is a good
thing. It Is not the sura of all virtue.
But gloomy comparisons or a aisturn-
ed imagination do not truly consti
tute prudence. There was an od Ro
man who had fortitude indomitable, a
serene courage that no calamity could
shake, a readiness to grasp occasions
hich never failed. lie saved tbe Re
public in the time of its direst need,
aud was called Prudontla. Ills was
the true article.
The death of William Cassius Good
loo closes one of the bloodiest tragedies
In tbe history of Kentucky. Consider
ing the position of the two men in
volved, the slight cause of the difficulty
and the time during which the quarrel
was protracted, the wonder Is deepen
ed that such an encounter should blot
tbe history of the State In this age.
Tho sorrowful features of the deadly
encounter are so overwhelming as to
cloud one's view of the act itself. Both
of these men were under peculiar obli
gations to their party and to the State
to give no cause for offense one to the
other ; both were by their family con
nections and social duties under bonds
to keep the peace ; each knowiug tbe
other's character was thus taught for
bearance aud loag suffering, and each,
because of his surroundinirs. because of
bis example, because of his position
was bound to obey tbe very letter of
the law, aud instead of appealing to
force, was Impelled to appeal to the
law Itself for protection.
xet these two men for the past
twelve months felt that any meeting
might be fatal. They have been pre
pared and bave prepared their friends
for such an eucouuter. Devoid of
mere physical fear, they feared to edu
cate or to defy publie sentiment; each
reared that his friends might misinter
pret his forbearance and that the very
virtues or clvlllzatiou wonld impair his
power of leadership In his own party.
And thus they came together and thus
they died, each by the baud of the other.
Each has atoned for his shortcomings
by his death aud nothing remains for
tue law 10 do.
Dut the people of Kentucky may
well ask themselves to what extent
publio sentiment is debauched, aud
how far blood guiltiness attaches to
each and all of us. An encounter such
as that of Friday would not be possi
ble lu any thoroughly civilized com
munity, mere Is something wrong
with our moral code, something wrong
lu our social organizations, something
defective In the oporatldus of public
oplulou when a double murder like
this Is possible.
It has been suggested that if the law
against carrying concealed weapons
were euro reed or made more stringent
It would not have happened. This Is
a very superficial view of the mattor.
The law against murder is far more
stringent than we can possibly make
the law against carrying concealed and
deadly weapons. Tbe consequence of
a murder for the survivor, who stands
lu tbe commuulty as elthor of these
mon stood, are far more sorlous than
the oonsequences Imposed by the law
Itself. And yet undor every obliga
tion of manhood, aud restrained by
every family tie, with time for pas
sions to cool and reason to assert Itself,
these men trample everything undor
root and tight like wild boasts, each
for the other's life.
Why T Because In Kentucky few of
us dare to jiralso the mau who surren
dering to souloty tbe right ot ven
geance appeals to souloty for protec
tion for bis life. Few meu In Keutucky
have yet shown themselves strong to
defy this opinion. Judge Held tried
it, but the burden that he had assumed
was too great for him. Of the meu who
should have sustalued him many turn
ed aside; others advised him to tako
a shot gun aud avenge his wrougs;
Others still questioned bis personal
courage and bis Christian character,
and he was driven to suicide.
What remedy is thero for it ? Timo,
education aud tho beulgu Influences of
a Christian civilization. Laws will be
better when public sou tlinont Is clearer
and truer. Wbou the laws protect the
man it will not be necessary to forbid
bim carrying weapons, to protect him
self. Until then all moralizing is use
less, all lessons of the past nnheeded,
liloolitiotl will not ceaso until the false
public sentiment that prevails among
us has changed. It will not cease un
til we get a truer Idea of what qualities
entitle meu to our confidence, our ad
miration and our support. It will not
change until mere physical courage
which, after all, is common enough
is recognized, admirable though it may
be, as inferior to moral restraint, to
self denial, to self control.
Eoisme 1 r&Aio.
B. F. Clayton, or Columbia, S. C,
was two weeks ago appointed post
master, vice Wade Hampton Gibbs, a
gentleman of high standing iu the
State. Mr. Clayton is an "Independent.'
Postmaster general Wanamaker had
promised not to remove Mr. Gibbs un
td his term expired. The following
letter in relation to Mr. Gibbe's re
moval, from Senator Wade Hampton,
now bunting on his plantation in Mis
sissippi, is published iu the News aud
Courier. Senator Hampton writes
Mr. Wanamaker as probably no Post
master General of tbe United States
was ever written before :
Glsn Allan, Miss., Nov. 8, 1889.
To Hon. John Wanamaker,
Sir: The inclosed extract from a'
South Carolina paper has caused mc
great surprise. Perhaps yon may re
member, if your memory is uot
treacherous, your assurance to me a
few days ago that Mr. Glbbes should
not be removed until the expiration
of bis term in February next. Not
ouly did yon do this, but yon volun
tarily assured me that Inasmuch as
Columbia was my post otlice you
would, wbeu a successor to Mr. Gibbe's
vu to be sppoiuted, consult me.
It is a matter of small importance
to me who takes the place of Mr.
Gibbes, but as 1 informed him in
passiug through Columbia of the
promise you bad made, you may
perhaps understand how yeur action
has placed me in a false position.
But It is fortunate for me that Mr.
Gibbes will know thst I at least told
bim the truth, though I was griev
ously deceived lu believing what was
said to me. I shall knew bettor In
future what reliance to place on
statemeuts emanating from the same
The newspapers state that besides
mauaglng the great Department over
which your preside you are running
a Sunday school in Philadelphia, and it
occurs to me that yon might, with pro
fit to yourself, tolcct as the most ap
propriate subject of a lecture to your
pupils the lustructlve story of Ananias
and Sapphire. This would give yon
a flue field for your eloqueuce In ex
plaining to your young charges the
Importance of contlnlug themsolvosto
the truth except when some fancied
advantage might be obtained over a
political opponent. I am, -
Your obedlout servant,
W adr Hampton.
The extract referred to tells of the
removal of Mr. Gibbes.
One year, in advance. i (4
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continued will pieae notify as roaiptiy,
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At the solicitation of many friends,
I announce myself as a candidate for
Mayor of the city of Greenville, at tho
next December election.
Jacob Alexander. '
At the request of many friends, I
announce myself as a candidate for tho
otlice of Mayor of the City of Green
ville, at the coining election in Decent
ber. 1). B. O'BANNON.
At the solicitation of many friends,
1 hereby announce myself a candidate
for Mayor at the election In December,
noxt. JNO. II. MOORS.
To The Cltlieni of Greenville. ;
' Desiring an endorsement of the dtl
sent of Greenville as Mayor, 1 hereby
announce myself as a candidate for re
election ; promising that my future ad
ministration as the past, shall be one
for the good of the whole people anst
not the gratification ot personal desires
or the promotion of selfish ends , ,
Your obedient servant, ,,.
R. W. TiLolUX
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3 owelry,
Washington Ave. Giumhvilu, Mite.
II. T. Rucks.
JLLUUUU U 1JU 111 1111
Retail and Wholesale
-dkalkrs in
Fancy and Easily
We make a specialty of
Chicago, 111, Nov. 18. A dispatch
from Joliet. 111., says: Tbe details of
the consolidating of all 1 barb wire
mills are about completed. The new
combine will be known as tbe Federal
Steel Company, with an Illinois charter
and a capital of 912,000,000. The or
ganizers claim that the combine will
be a good thing for both tbe publio
and themselves. They believe that
their plan will Veen the price of wire
down, and mako an increase In profits
for themselves by decreasing the cost
or production.
Was there ever a trust or a combine
formed that it did not set out by pre-
claimluging that its effect would be
"to keep prices AownV
" A full line ladit Honery at
sepl4-8m J. RUM AN SHY 4 CO.
1 Cute Bargain
As is well known In the village of
Dalmally, Mistress Mcllaudom is a very
keen hand at a bargain, and few have
ever been able to boast that they have
"a-ot the best o' her" in a deal. The
other dav she entered tbe shop of San
dy O'Neil whore everything ana any-
tbinir. from a pair of spectacles down
to an ounce of tea, can be purchased,
and said:
Wad ye sell me a sugar basin with-
oot tbe cover V
Oil ay." said Sandy, who would
alt tha ihnM off his fret at a nroflt.
'lloo muckle is this vinr Inquired
the customer.
"That's a shullln', complete," said
"An' wbit for the basin witnoui iue
"D'ye only tak off a penny for tbe
"Weel, the lid's no' worth mair nor
P2W" , ,
ejen, tnat'S guia now," ejacuiaieu
the ladv. with a si eh of relief. "If
j ust the lid 0' mine I've broken." And.
so savtnir. sne laid aown a penny, auu
walked off with tue coveted uq ueiore
the astonished storekeeper had time
to interefere.--London Truth.
TeaBroeck Insane.
San Francisco. Cal., Nov. 16. Rich
ard TsuBroeok. the famous turfman,
whose colors are familiar to old race
ffoers on both sides of tbe Atlantic,
and for wnom jventucsy s greai nurse
was named, is on trial at Redwood
City, Cal, to determine the souuduess
of his mind, which his wife aud several
Sau Mateo neighbors seriously ques
tion. He labors nnder the delusion
that his wife is and bas beeu for two
or three Tears lmtt trying tu kiduap
him,, secure his money aud -leave bim
to starve.
The Oetton Outlook.
The Agricultural Bureau report to
November 1, just published, makes the
crop ef 1889 8 per cent, larger yield
and 2 S4-100 per cent, more acreage
than the last crop, which makes lu es
timate for this crop 7,346,000 bales,
airaluit (.938.290 for last vear. Tbe
Memphis district is reported short of I
last year about sa 1-0 per cent. The
movement in the United States Is
thown by the following figures :
Port rMlpti to lists ,..t,'f2s.l 1, km, HIT
OvrtndmoTmtiittoNof .1., 1:10,141 lwl.tis
Sonthers mill tokins to ilnte. In3,87 1:1, IM
Interior slock in txuM Scut. 1 )l,M0 2!7,74
Total S,;uo,(WI ,ai,90T
Increase over last year, 842,699 bales.
Tbe world s visible supply shows an In
crease over last year of 61 8,664 bales.
Cotton Is 3-16c higher In Momphls at
this date than at the samo time last
year on uplands, and still greater pre
miums on long staples.
freight Seduction.
Mr. A. J, Knapp, assistant freight
agent of the Illinois Central Railway,
has notified the Memphis Freight llu
rean of a reduction from the present
tariff rales on flour from Memphis to
Grenada, Miss., and points south of
tbore. Tbo new rate will be effective
at once. This action on the part of
tho Illinois Central Is the outgrowth
of a determination to meet tiu Louis
rates and enable local merchants to
successfully compete with those of the
city at the end of the big bridge.
1 CAUGHT I If 1 riOS.
Andrew richwlllek, a baggagemaster
on tbe Reading Railroad, had a tlirill
lug experience at Schuylkill Haven re
cently, says a 1'ottsvlllo special iu the
Philadelphia Enquirer.
Ho was crossing tho railroad tracks
at that point when his foot caught In
a frog. He mado an effort to free It,
but only succeeded In securing It still
more firmly. At tbe same Instaut he
heard tho roar of an approaching train,
and looking up saw one thundering
down upon hhn at frightful speed.
He wavod bis arms aloft to the engin
eer, who put on the air brakes, but ob
viously to no purposo, as the tram was
traveling too fast.
ttcbwlllclc took in tho terrible situa
tion at a glance. He comprohoudod
that thore was no possibility of freeing
his foot uor or stopping the train be
fore It should roach him. He deter
mined, If possible, to save his lifo if he
lost his toot, llu throw himself at full
lougth to ono side as far as tho Impris
oned loot would permit, bis body and
the other bring beyond the reach of
the wheels, but, to prevent being struck
by projecting portions of the axles aud
thus have his whole body drawn uudor
the wheels or crushed In other wavs.
he laid down flat. n AfTDT CO
Down upou him swont the loeomo-1 Vjr-t- -J -s J-JK
tiye. 1 ho ponderous wheel caught h's
leg at tho ankle and crushed his foot
to a jolly In a jiffy. With almost su.
porbumno ncrvo ho dragirod his body
and tho released limb beyond tbe reach
of further mutilation as soon as the
locomotive had passed, aud was soon
assisted by ouloouera to a neighboring
store, where medical attendance was
at once summeued. His fortltudo
commandod the admiration of tbe
sympathizers present, aud although he
is almost fifty-five years of age the
doctors bave hopes of saving bis life.
Hamilton, Ohio, Nov. 7, 1889.
The National Democrat. Washington. D. C.
Replying to your telegram let me say
that the result of tho election in Ohio,
so far as I am able to prognosticate,
means .
First, that the people of this Stato
are devoted to the principle of borne
rule, which bas been violated by the
present Administration in a mauner
vory distasteful to tho liberty-loving
citizens of the Stato.
Second, that the cause of tarlff-re-
reform, by which I mean a careful bu
siness like prudent revision of tbe
tariff, is marching on.
Third, that tho people of this State
sympathize with the country in gener
al in the belief that third tormism
ought to be put down. By third
tormism 1 moan, of courso, too long
continuance iu executive otlice, control
ling patronage.
Fourth, that tbe Uhio Democracy
bave galnod a victory, which, If sup
plemented by good government aud
just execution of fair laws, will make
it, in the course of the next throe years,
oue of the reliable Democratic States
of the Union.
Jahks E. Campdbu.
Patronage solicited.
L,MO.$T.R. R. Depot.
llavlne opened a Yard as above, I
will koep on hand
Plans furnished for all styles of dwell
ings on application.
Office at the Yard.
Prnnnanla are invited from own
ers of plantations in this and and
joining counties for firat mon
gage loans
Nov. 20-tf.i Joshtm Bninrwt.
Grand Jury for Dec. Term, 1889.
District No. 1.
U. M. Williams, Geo. V. Ward,
Joe Ofher, , .. Jno. K. Nutt
District No. 2.
Jno. R. Shields, E. T. Worihlugton,
J. W. Bcotf E. r . fiubauka.
District No. 8.
Lyne Starling, Jako Wllcziuskl,
J. W. Thompson. Ld. Kennedy.
District No. 4.
W. I Hay, James Goodman,
J. W. Harrow, F. 8. Aldridge.
District No. 6.
Al,BAKY, N. Y, Nov. 7, 1889.
Th National IMnnernt. Waahlntton. D. C.
in response to yonr telegram i senu
you the following: The victory In
New York is siiniilicant in that it
demonstrates that the people favor true
Democratic principles. It shows that
the party can succeed on its own mer
its without tbe necessity or entangling
alliances. It declares the supremacy
of a harmouious, vigorous aud aggres
sive Democracy, and means that Now
York proposes to remain in tbe Dem
ocratic column in '92.
David B. Hill.
IL B. Parker,
J, C- Lusby,'
J. W. Duprey,
J. C. Maxwell,
Twas out in the gloaming.way out In
Wyoming, a maiden sat combing ber
golden hair ; when, heated with roam
ing, all pauting and foaming, there
came up aud tqueozed her a big grizzly
hear. It did not affright ber, the hear
did not bite her, she lay back aud mur
mured, "Still tinhtcr, dear!" Hit
broke up old bruin ; be left on bis
wooin', sneaked back to the moun
tains and bid a wholo year. Whltes
bero (Texas) News.
Notice to Eridi?9 Contractors.
The State of Mississippi,
Washington uouniy.
Notice Is hereby given that bids wlH
bo received at the office of the Chan
cery Clerk, until the next regular
meeting of tho ltoaru or supervisors,
for building a pile bridge across Cold
Lake, on the road from Hollandale to
Burtonla. Plans aud speciucanona
must accompany all bids. The Board
of Supervisors reserves the ngui w
reiect any and all bius.
By ordor of the Board. ,
C. M. Johnson, Clerk,
Nov. 2nd-4t
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