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IBEB 7, 18S9.
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VOL. 22.
kink ind oct.
April ae-i So.
Afintaad Sot.
Mj aai I.
11. j ami Dm.
Kl B IPTIOI Triii,
One year. In advance Si M
Any sur-senber desiring bis pa nerd--
eontuiued ill plee notify bs promptly,
tBTlKTlnnti BATES.
Tl following will piTm fattira on tracts
UT-rtlinS, dountit aaa bretft:
j Teh. aadSeft.,
t vtbr.
April awl Oct..
uaov r. rti
- - - Mitt
I Buildiug.
as. Ttrm.OnHa.
)mith Co. Store
tnct of Title t
n county and the
3, MISS.
atlonal Bank.
l BCHLSsiiiasa
t of Wafthina-tnn anil
he Supreme anil Fed-
ulnskl Building,
, II 188.
Huts ofHtulHtppt,
-of-title to Real
nd Sunflower .
to rnrniah abntracta
. Will boy n.l aell
; jQStce of Peace
-ond and Fourtli
ding, Ilooni No. 2
. m. to p. m.
Judge J. U. Wvnn la a candidate for
Mayor of Greenville. If he ia elected
the hoodlum element had better stand
from under. Bauner. They know it.
Mr. Charles Kins, the blind broom-
maker and auholsterer, has gotten his
factory iuto operation and is turning
out broom et excellent quality. Uis
work is in all respects equal to that
oSwestern manufacturer, while his
prices are as low or lower. We hope
that our merchants will all find it to
their interest to patrouizo Mr. Kin;,
who will sell only to dealers, and thus
will not in the least interfere with their
retail trade. It to a rood principle al
ways to support home institutions.
Friars Point's favorite divluo, the
Rev. Mr. Staudifer, discoursed one of
his beautiful and impressive sermons
here, lust Sunday night, to a Urge and
appreciative audience, who listened
rapturously te his beautiful flow of
language, as he preached from the text,
"Let your light so sniue oeiore men
that thev may see yonr food works
and gUrify your Father, which is in
heaven." The visits of Mr. Staudifer
are looked forward to by all aa rare
treat and our people show their appre
ciation of his ability by their atten
dance. Ceahotnian.
l in Greenville-I
I work done, and
approved plan,
y's Drugstore.!
a. Miss.
mally Bolivar, Sun
counties. Phelps Building,
iwart. H.T. Stewart.
art & Sons
ading country visl
vbon requested.
" I was lately down to thtf "Swedes
Farm," so called, as having been the
former residence of General Smede.
It la about a mile south of Magnolia,
and encompasses 1,000 acres with nine
miles In fence. It is now cuuton ai
kiuson's stock farm aud Is being made
one of the best iu the South. There
are many flue Kentucky and Missouri
brood mares, aud the numerous mule
eolla are very promising. The sires
on the farm are noted for size, shape
aud excellent qualities, aud the "At
kiusou Place" will in few years, be
big market as well as one of the best
hay anil cattle farms in many counties.
Summit Sentinel.
It 1 with peculiar sadues that we
chroulclo tho death of Mr. Charles H.
Campbell Jr.. son of Judge C. II.
Campbell of Kosciusko, and nephew
of Judge J. A. P. Campbell of Jaekaou,
which occured at Grceuwood, on the
23rd lust, of pneumoula. He was a
telegraph operator by profession, was
well known aud esteemed throughout
coutral Mississippi. Bright aud vlya
cisus, his Mends were limitod uly by
the bounds of acquaintance. To a lov
lug mother, a devoted tathor and sor
rowing relatives, we tender our sin
cere!, our most heartfelt syspathy fer
the losa of ono f the best-hearted,
most generous boys we ever knew.
Greenwood Enterprise. .
Just as wo were going to press last
Frldav. Intelligence reached nsofthe
accidental shooting of Charlie Fletcher,
while hunting with a party or young
nieu. The acctdont occurred down
uear Belmont, aud before Dr. Edwin
Wright could reach tliore Charlie was
dead. It seems that the party had a
covey of birds scattered and bad shot
eue, and while looking for It, another
flew np behind them, when Will Dye
wheeled to thoot it, and one barrel
went otr accidentally, the wnoie cnarge
enteriug tho head of Charlto Flotcbor,
who was only about ten feet behind
him. After receiving the wound
Charlie nevor spoke. The wound, al
though made with charge of very
small shot, was a terriblo one and caus
ed death iu a very fow niluutuo.
Southern Rcpnrtor. c
Mai. J. M. Edwards', vice-presldeut
and general mauagcr of the I, N. O.
& T. railroad, special business here
Wednesday was to award the contract
for the building of the large and per
msuent round-house add shops for the
company at tills place. Maj. Edwards,
aitcr cousultlug with Buporinicunoni
A. A. Sharp, of the Southern divislou,
aud Mr. J. J. Casey, master of motive
pewer, decided to award tho contract
and to have the work started at once.
A contract was made with Stewart &
Co, of Memphis, to construct tho en
tire plant. The work of taking up
the tracks ou the location of the round
house has commenced and brick laying
will be commenced In about ten days.
Commercial Herald.
Macon, Miss, Nov, 1889,
Te the Editor of Times-Democrat s
Logan Cllno, a lad of 14 years, has
Just sold to N. Scales & Co, of this
city a bale of cotton weighing 826
pounds, raised by himself, all toe culti
vating being done with a pairoi goats.
Tho bale was drawn down town by
the same pair of goals, aud attracted
much attention by the novelty of the
sight. In addition to this, Logan has
done all the chores for two families
bit mother's and grandmother's cut
the wood, kept up fences on thirty
acres of tewn lots, cultivated two gar
dons, shluglcd sevoral cabins aud out
houses, and still says he is not kept
very busy. Yours truly,
W, . f ERK18.
Army and Navy Journal.
Naval ordnance officers are awaiting
villi keen interest the result of certain
experiments with a new armor plate
aud armor piercing shells shortly to
be conducted at the Naval Ordnance
Proving Grounds. For several weeks
experiments have been going on with
these new orduance materials at the
Washington Navy Yard, giving some
most remarkable results, and encour
aging many tf the ordnance experts te
the belief that this country will soon
be leading the world in this class. The
new plate and shells, or rather the new
method of treating them, is what is
known as the Redaman-Tilford process,
by which low grade steel can be con
verted iuto high grade and treated in
such a way that a plate can be given a
bard surface and a soft centre. Low
carbon steel is treated at red heat to a
bath of tal-ainmoulae and glycerine
and allowed to cool. It U tbeu, prac
tically, a new material, harder, strong
er and more elastic and otherwise iui-
proved in quality. The advantage of
the process as applied t armor plates
and shells is In the ability to make the
surface bard te any depth desirable
while the back it left soft aud elastic.
A plate SxS feet and 6 inches has been
treated in this mauner and will be sent
to Annapolis where tt will be thor
oughly tested. The preliminary ex
periments at tho yard showed that the
plate to a ueuin or a inches baa been
made so hard that the cutting tools in
the yard could make little Impression
on it, while the remaining 3 inches re
tained its original soft condltlou.
Shells treated iu this way shewed an
equal degree of hardness.
te Agents,
P. Ireys,
X dO0r Mttof PMtOffisM.
In eomratndtra I
lion Street.
leans, La.
Have vou noticed that while farmers'
boys aro flocking to the city to do
clerical drudgery at little more than
starvation wages, their city employers,
the far-sighted business men, are in
vesting heavily iu farm property ? asks
the Drovers' Journal, and then adds
that it fools safe in assorting that more
I than half of the wealthiest business
men of Chicago have bought or are
buying farms. The fact Is a significant
one for young farmers to bear in mind.
It means tbat while tbo value or prop-
orty is at a low ebb now, tho timo will
ceme wheu much of the best iarm
property will be In tho hands or those
who are now paying smart country
boyt 10 per week for ten to fifteen
i hours' counter or desk work per day.
Live Stock Journal.
(Courier Journal.)
The Director and stockholders of
the Redman-Til ford Stoel Company,
of this city, are jubilant to-day, and
practically each one of them Is already
a rich man. for some time past ar-
raugemcut have been going on for
the Dual tests by the Government of
steel armor plates treated with the
Uedinnu-Tilford process. These tests
were made at Anuanolia yesterday
aud the results were startling to tho
Government officials and most gratify
luar to the company.
The future of the process of treating
steel for tool making has always been
assured. For armor plate for navies
and coast defenses it was uncertain,
and until yesterday a mooted question
but now all doubts have been set aside,
aud it seems to bo but a question of
time uutil the material is used iu every
navy of the world.
Interested parties have beeu eagerly
leekiug forward to tho final tests made
yesterday at Annapolis, when the Red
man-Til ferd steel plate was tested
under fire. Great preparations bad
beeu made tor the event, which was
witnessed by great number of prom
inent Government olhcinls, ship-build'
ers. special correspondents aud tho
commilteo appointed by Secretary
An uutreated plate, 30x30 inches,
and 6 inches thick was first fired at
with three-pound Hotchkiss shot,
which penetrated the pinto two inches,
It was then subjected to tbo fire of six
pound Hotchkiss shot, which broke
the uutrcatod plate.
A companion plato, treated by tho
Redman-Tilford Compauy, of the
same dimensions, was thuu twlco tired
at with three-pound Hotchkiss shot,
the balls merely indenting tho surfaco
threo-fourths or au Inch, showing
difference of 125 per ceuL iu favor of
the company's plato. A six-pound
Hotchkiss shot was then fired three
times, which did no harm, only agaiu
ludnntlng the plate one inch and a half.
The test here ended, so far aa the
company was concerned, and was per
fectly satisfactory to their representa
tives in Washington
In order to break the plato that the
Inside might be microscopically exam
ined aud analyzed, which could uot be
douo In the usual way of boring or
slotting, it bad to be subjectod to the
Are of a one huudred-poutid French
armor piercing shell, (he best mado iu
the world. This size shot la employed
to test plates of nluetecn inches in
The company has every coufidonce
that their plates will be Indorsed and
adopted by the Navy Department, as
the principle claimed by them has been
firmly established that they could
treat au armor plate to any depth de
sired leaving the untreated part soft
aud in its original condition wliilo tho
treated part was so hard as to defy the
penetrative energy of the best tools In
the Navy department.
These experiments have been con
ducted under a steel board, composed
of Capt. Badger and Lleuts. Ackcrman
and Nicholson, and hnvo been of the
most thorough and crucial character.
Minor experiments have been made,
among others converting common Bes
semer rails into tool steel, which have
been equally successful.
Steps have been takcu to bring the
attention or tho English Government
te this matter, and it is expected that
a seriea of experiments will be shortly
undertaken which will lead to Its
adoption by (hat and other European
The little twin daughters of Stale
Treasurer Noland, Mary and Margaret,
ere extensively advertised during the
lat State canvass by Mr. Noland' fre
quent references to them in his
speeches, says a letter to the New York
Morning Journal.
The facts were the Democratic can
didate for State Treasurer, though a
good conversationalist and an active
party organizer, bad never indulged in
speech-making, and when called upon
to perform this necessary duty he
found himself at a great losa to collect
his thoughts so as to make a satisfac
tory impromptu stump speech. Early
in the cauvaB. on a very important
occasion, it was Mr. Noland's duty to
make the opening speech to an im
mense crowd at tome peint ia the
southeast The audience was a mixed
one, a great many ladies being present.
The speaker was introduced as "trie
eloquent Ed Noland, of Kausas City,
who will now address you upon the
political issue of the day." Mr, Noland
began by saying :
"Ladies and geutlemen I am here to
to to talk of the benenta of of
tariff reform." But, despite his efforts
at concentration, all his ideas upon the
tariff seemed to have taken wlugs.
The speaker was in a desperate
strait, he could think of nothing, and
was almost In the act or taking bis seat
iu ntter disgust at this mortifying fail
ure, when he mechanically cast his eyes
in the directlou of the audience pais
baps involuutarily to witness the eil'ect
of his failure. In doing so he caught
glimpse of a crylug baby, whom the
mather was ineffectually striving to
Tbat was Ed a supreme moment.
Uis solf-command was partially ro-
stord and he began with, "I must
mcum mvanlf for lack of nrenaration
to-day. The truth is we have a pair
or twins at our bouse. For sevoral
days I was busily engaged In prepar-
Itiir a speech for this occasion, and a
rattling good speech it was, too, aa far
aa it wont. I bad clippings from all
the great Democratic tariff speecho
delivered in both Houses of Cougross
on the Mills bill and was arranging
them to suit my own conveuiouce,
when mv wife camo and said :
"Ed, I do wish you would lake Mary
and irnt lmr to s cen. for I am so
wearied with tho care of the twius that
I can scarcely walk."
'I took the crylua Mary ana me
soft, soothing tones of my melodious
voice soon put tho babe to sleep. I
had ust bocrun with iny speecn wuou
my wife again came in, aud, seeiug the
child sleeping so souudly, she said :
"Now, as you have had such good
luck iu quioting Mary, please see if you
cau t succeed in icottiug Margaret to
"Well, 1 laid down my pen and
paper, aud, by strauge procsssos known
onlv to th father of twin babies, little
Mariraret was soon III the laud of
dreams. But lu transferring her to
the cradle 1 accidentally woke up Mary
and agalu had to dovote my attentions
to her.
"Aud so It continued, first one and
then the other, until I was compelled
to loavo for this appointment with my
snocch unfinished, nnd this Is why you
must oxcuso mo to-day for not nmking
the best tariff speoch you ever heard."
Just then somo one yelled : "What
will you take for thorn twins, Ed?'
lie replied ; "They are not for sale
at auv price I would not take a mil
lion for them, but in strict rontldonco,
my friend. I would not give a sixpence
for anether pair. But these twius pro
cured my nomination by acclamation,
for previous te their coming ail my
efforts to be placed upou tho ticket
were unavailing."
Mr. Noland. ever irraietui for ravors
and ever mindful of a fiicud who stood
by him iu tho hour of need, In ao-
uowledireuient of his obligation for
the services rendered by the twin girls,
has had tholr photos lithographed upon
the Slate Treasury checks, so that every
one drawing a check from tho treasury
light sco and admire, bis "mascots,'
Mary aud Margarett.
An old friend recently, tooKing at
the checks, remarked: "Ah, Ed, you
put them ou tho checks now, but ere
long you will have to put the checks
ou them."
Ed's twius are now Just 2 years old
nnd as pretty as their sweet faces ap
pear on the state treasury checks.
These twins took the first premium
at (he twin baby-show at tbo Kansas
City fair a year ago
U tm M pun, by
rmm I MM.
. w .til m. .
MTM. I. Me. kKtlHr.tlw ran
- bM Pwinv-MrktaM Di.'U fm
worM,nh all tba attttbtmrta
ft will auHt tawd free a ramplH.
4 of aw wailr and Talnal.l, ait
adra. In marn wa aafc thai ro.
auw wbat wa aatw, la Ihnw .be
har nil at vovr bonia. and afitr a
,nntb, ail (bail btH ,-w uw.
orotn-nr. Thla anad HMbln at
, bleb bn-a nut ol '-Lire patent,
k twi attt It aoW fw AtttH. with tb.
l,tt!t'hmr.U. and now at lot far
tSO. h.t.alrnctat.iiMal naa-
fal I. tba .'.rid. A'l hi
flfl r.Mtal rMntnd. rial.,
an TTTtt? ta at nro a, aa
m tm anand. teal lb.
Wanted Mas.
A new atory about Washington is
told lu Mr. Lodge's new volume, on
the authnrltv of Marshall. He had
sent out an officer to cross at river for
Information on which the next day's
march would dspeud. The officer was
long absent, and returned without the
Intelligence, saying that tho night was
dark and stormy, the river full of Ice,
and that he could not get across.
"Washington glared at bim a moment,
seized a large lendnn inkstand from
the tabic, hurled it at the offender's
head, and said, with a fierce oath, 'Be
off, and scud me man P The officer
went across the river and brought
back the Information.
Fine aud Complicated Watches re
paired. Hatlsfsetlon gtmrnntepd, at
'v-t, 19,-tf Fbakk BlKUEBH.
This Invention has cspocial interest
with us, as our fellow -citizen, Col. Matt
F. Johnson, Is the owner of 1-25 or the
patent and plant,
' Si I lal
1 Town Captared ty aa Elephant.
West Point, Neb, Nov. 80 This
town was captured by au elephant
early Thursday morning, aud It was
not until a four hour light that tho
animal was subdued.
The animal came In on a freight
train, consigned to Sotinehoiin & V al
lentine, who intended to use it for ad'
verfising purposes, but when a 1500
bill was presented tbey refused to ac
cept the foods
The railroad agent thereupon tele
graphed to Omaha for instructions, and
while be was waiting an answer the
elephant broke loose and started tip
the principal itreet. The elephant first
putted a livery stable, and then crossed
tho street, knocking in the cutire glass
frout of Brown Bros, new block. It
then turned its attention to Drake'
driisr store, crushing lu the sido or tho
building and doing a large amount of
damage, liy this ttmo the police had
secured a coil of rope with which they
captured the elephant, ami, with (he
aid ol toe enure population oi tuecity
tho brute was dragged back to the
depot. A large force of men is now
emplitved guarding the anlmnl until
orders are received from the Luion
Pacific headquarter
1 correction.
Prrrrrr P. O., Miss, Dec 8, '8
Ghrrnvim.k Timks i
In your Issue of November 80th ap-
peard the following : "M. G. Mcllao,
at Erwiu Station, dealer in general
merchandise, made an assignment to
the Starliug & Smith Co. last weeK,
Liabilities $12,000. assets !,uUO."
M. G. Mcltae has not engaged in
business for several months. 1 was
charge of a small busluess belonging
to the Starling & Smith Co. at Cbatb
am; becoming dissatisfied with same,
informed Stnrliuir & buiilb Co. or
that fact, when they sent a geutlemai
down and sold out tholr belongings.
The liabilities aud assets iu this in
stance were many thousand dollars
less than your iuformaut has given,
For furthor Information you are re
ferred lo tho S. & S. Co. So you will
in accordauce with the foregoing, and
injustico to the unrepresented party
in your issue of November 80ib, make
correction. Respectfully,
It. 8. McUar.
In a recent lssut of the Timks there
was published extracts of exhaustive
statistics" showing the d-cay of the
farming industries. Farming U the
maiu tub-soil of civilized life. It sup
plies nutrimeut and fertTity to all oth
er vocations. It ia giviug iinmistake
able and widespread indications of
deep seated distress. The papers and
leaders of the party which has gov
erned the country for near SO
yean past, are poulticing the dis
easa with all manner of explanations
hk-h do not explain. The true cause
U, we believe, eaeily traceable to the
vat load of these millions : under
wtxich the farmer is struggling. Every
dollar of the amounts exacts its tribute
from the farmer. For not a tithe, we
suppose, of this bulk of wealth auchas
the world never witnessed before, is
invested in or represeuts farming
property .
In spite of the rapid iucrease in the
number of millionaires in the United
States in recent vears, the popular
notion is that wealth Is yet very much
more erculy distributed in this country
than in England. Mr. Thos. . Shear,
man, the well-known New York statis
tician, has been engaged for some time
lu collecting facts to show as precisely
as possible the proportion ef tho wealth
or the ijounlry hold by a few rich uiou
and fa.tnllies ; aud he finds a greater
concentration of wealth here than iu
auy other country. The results of his
Investigation will appear in The Forum
ror November, from advance sheets of
which the following facts are taken.
Mr. Shearman makes the following
enumeration of owners of more than
$20,000,000 each!
150,000,000: J. J. Aster, Trinity
$100,000,000 : C. Vanderbllt. W. it
Vandcrbllt, Jay Goulds. Inland Stau
ford, J. 1). Itocketollor.
$70.000.000 : Estate of A. Packer.
$60,000,000 : John. I. Blair. Estate of
Charles Urockor.
$50,000,000: Wm. Astor, W. W,
Astor, Russell Sage, E. A. Stevens, Es
tate or Muses Taylor, Estate of Brown
& Ives.
$40,000,000: P. D. Armour, V. L.
Ames, Wm. Rockefeller, H. M. Flagler,
Powers & Weightman, Estato of P.
$35,000,000: C. P. Huntington, D.
O. Mill, I-slates or T. A. Scott, J. W,
$30,000,000 : G. B. Roberts. Charles
Pratt, Ross Winaus, E. 11, Coxo, Claus
Sprecknls, A. llclment, R. J. Livingston,
Fred WcycrhHiiser.Mr. Mark Hopklut,
Mrs. Hetty (ireen, Estates of S. V.
Harkness, R. W. Coleman, 1. M. Singer,
$25,000,000: A. J. Drexel, J. 8
Morgs.il, J. P. Morgan, Marshall Field,
David Dows, J. . Fair, E. T. Gerry,
Estates or Gov. Fairbanks, A.T. Slow-
art, A. Shermcrhorn.
$22,500,000: O. II. Pavne, Estates
or F. A. Droxol, 1. V. Williamson. W,
F. Wold.
$20,000,0001 F. W. Vanderbllt,
Thco. Ilavemoyer, H. O. Haveinoyer,
W. G. Warden, w. 1". Thompson. Mrs,
Scheuley, J. B. llaggin, 11. A. lliituhlus,
Estates of W. Sloano, E. 8. lliggius, C.
Tower, Wm. Thaw, Dr. Ilostetter,
William Sharon, PotorDouahue.
These seventy names represent au
geregate wealth of $2,700,000,000. an
averago of more thau $37,500,000 each
Although Mr. Wirarmau, in making
this ettimato,dld not look far less than
wcuty millionaires, he discovered lu
cldcntally fifty others worth more thau
$10,000,000 each ; aud ho says that
list often persons cau bo made whoso
wealth averages $100,000 each, and an
other list of one hundred persons whoso
wealth averages $26,000,000. No such
lists can be mado up In auy other conn
try. "The richest dukes ef dukos of
England," he says, "fall bolow the aver
age wealth of a dozen American citi
zens; while tho greatest bunkers, mer
chants and railway inaguatcs of Eng
land cuunot compare in woalth with
many American."
The average annual Income of tho
richest hundred Englishmen is about
$450,000, but the average annual in
come ot the richest hundred Ameri
cans cannot be less than $1,200,000, and
probably exceeds $1,500,000. The rich
est of tho Rochllds, and the world-
renowned banker, Baron Orerstone,
each left about $17,000,000. Earl Dud
ley, the ownor of the richest Iron mines
left $20,000,000. The Duke of Buo-
cleuch (and tho Duke of Bucclouch
carries half of Scot Unci in bis pocket)
left about $30,000,000. Tho Marquis
of Bute was worth, iu 1872, about $28,-
000,000 in land ; and he may be now
worth $10,000,000 lu all. Tbo Duke of
Norfolk may be worth $10,000,000 and
tho Duke of Wcstmiustor perhaps $50,
Mr. Shearman's roucluslou is that
25,000 persons own oue-half the wealth
or the United States; aud that the
whole wealth or the country Is practi
cally owned by 250,000 persons, or one
in sixty of the adult male population ;
and be predicts, from the rapid recent
concentration or wealth, that under
present conditions 50,000 persons will
practically own all tho wealth or the
country in thirty years or lest than
oue in 600 of the adult male popula
Senrtt. AJin, Mite., S"V..a tii,
Editor Times:
Tbat was a capital story I saw lu the
Gretuville Timks a few uinnbers back
of Gcn'l Rube Davis, aud tho Texas
soldier. But I have a much better
one, for which I am indebted to
mv late lamented frieud, John
M. Chilton, who enjoyed a good
thing with more relish, than any man I
ever knew, not excepting S. S. Pren
tiss. After the seat of war was trans
ferred from the Rio Grande to Yera-
Crat and the city of Mexico, and the
Democratic administration had seated
Genl Taylor on a camp stool for fear
further success would seat him In the
residential chair, Geu'l Rube Davis,
then Colonel of the second Mississippi
Hifies, visited Mississippi, according to
the gossips, to become a candidate for
Governor at the ensuing election ou
his war record. While in New
Orleans, on his way home, be together
with ten or twelve ether gentlemen of
distinction were invited to dine at the
St. Charles Hotel by the Hon. Reverdy
Jehuson who was' there to represent
the interest of Baltimore iu some liti
gation In New Orleans. The guests
assembled in the geutlemeus parlor,
some twenty or thirty minutes before
the appointed time, aud alter the greet
lug was over, inquired of each other
who was the txx-asion of this? Mr.
Prentiss remarked from the prepara
tions he oUerved, it was to do honor
to some one who would soou arrive.
The host entered alone, the folding
doers were thrown open, aud the
guests ushered Iuto the dining saloon.
Col. Davis was assigned to the seat of
honor on the right of the host. S. S.
Preiitib took the foot of the table, J,
M. Chilton aud the others dropped In
to their seats saus ceremonial The
meuu was superb, the wines of the
most favored vintages, the happy
talent of the distinguished host at rn-
tertuiiiiug, soon put all at their ease
aud favorably disposed to enjoy the
good things before them without re
serve, Tho especial attention aud def
erence, paid to all the observations of
the huiiored guest soon indicated to all
who was tho recipient ef this distin
guished place. In a short time all
were iu a luvorahle mood to enjoy a
ovlal postprandial symnosion. the
cloth was removed, the host called nn
his guests to fill for a sentiment. Ho
rose, and after a brilliant description
of the battle of Bueua V ista, the par
ticular poiut ef the field at which the
distinguished colonel or the first Mi
siBtippl Rifles turned the route ot vic
tory back, and drove the enemy iroin
the field, he bowed slightly to hit guest
ou his right, and concluded by saying
"Geutlemen ; I give you the health of
our distinguished guest, Col. Jellerson
Davis, the Hero or liuuca Mstar
As he resumod his teat, he appeared
somewhat astonished at the suppressed
and peculiar looks Interchanged by
his guests. After a lew moments ie
lay, Col. Rube Davis rose aud mado
quite an appropriate reply, very oulo-
gistia of tho Colonel ot llrst Mlssissip
pl Reg t, but w hen bo concluded by
saving : "I perceive our distinguished
host is mistukuu in his man," Mr.
Johusou sprang to his feet, ami , ex-
claimed, "aro you not Jeff Davis
Not 1 am Col. Rube Davis of the
second 'Mississippi Killea." Then
burst tho explosiou, long and loud
lu the midst of tho hilarity and
confusion, tho host shook his
cleuchod lists in tho face of his guests
and exclaimed: "ir a word or this
gel i out or this room the man dies that
divulges it." 1 got this lu coutidouce,
but it Is too good to dlo with mo.
W. L. B,
The iui coosrest Beslns.
Washington, Iec. 3 Press dispatch
As the tour or noon approached the
noise and confusion increased upon the
fltHr aud the executive and diplomatic
galleries were tilled. As the hands ef
the clock pointed to the hour of 12,
Clerk Clark called the House to order
and proceeded to read the roll of mem
bers-elect lh roll-call showed the
prepuce or 827 members, the three
absentees beinit O'Neil. of Indiana:
Randall, of Pennsylvania, and Wbit-
thorne, of Tennessee.
More than a quorum havinr been
disclosed, nominations for speaker were
in order, and Mr. Reed waa placed in
nomination by Mr. Henderson of Illi
nois. The mention or Mr. Reed's name
waa the sigual ror applause on the Re
publican side, which was returned with
Interest by the Democrats when Mr.
Met reary, of Kentucky, nominated
Mr. Carlisle for the honorable position.
The vote resulted for Reed 166, for
Carlisle 164. for Cummingn. of New
York, I. Reed having been declared
elected, the speaker was escorted to
the chair by Messrs. McKinley and
Carlisle amid applause, and the oath
of office was administered by Mr. Kel
ly, of Pennsylvania.
On assuming (he chair Speaker Reed
laeiitlrmea ( Ike Home of Kepreaentittiree:
I thank you for the high elllce which
your voices have bestowed upon luo.
it would be Impossible not to be moved
by its dignity and houor, yet you may
well lmagiue that I am at this niomeut
more impressed by its responsibilities
and duties. I'nder our system or Gov
ernment as it lias been developed these
responsibilities aud duties are both po
litical and parliamentary. So far as
the duties are political I sluccrely hope
that thoy may be performed with a
proper sense of wbat Is duo to all the
people of the whale couulry. So far
as they are parliamentary I hope with
equal sincerity that they may bo per-
lormeii witti a proper sense of wbat Is
duo to both sides or the chamber. To
tho end that I may be successful lu
carrying out your wishes, I Invoke the
consideration. Judgment and cordial
aid or all the members or this House.
1 he next step lu the organization of
mo House was the swearing In of the
mombcrs-clcct, and tlioy raugod them
selves lu squads ef twenty at a time in
tno space lu frout or the Clerk's dusk
The oath was administered by the
Wheu this duty was finished, the
house proceeded to the electluu of the
other o Ulcers.
Edward Mcl'herson was elected
clerk; A. F. Ilolniessorgcant-at-arms;
t '. A. Adams tlooi keener, aud J as. I.
Wheat postoiastor.
W lieu it came to the election of a
chaplain there was a fight and the Rov,
('has. II. Rnmsdell, tho nomlnoe of tho
Kepubllcau caucus was dofcatod, and
the chaplain of the last house, Wm. II,
Aiiuuurn, was re-elected.
1 hese officers wore then sworn In.
Messrs. McKinley, Cauuon and Car
lisle were then appointed a committee
to Inform the pretidout that the house
was orgaulzod te proceed to busluess,
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eace a aaoatk wllkoal ckarxe.
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At the solicitation of many friends.
I announce myself as a candidate for
Mayor of the city or Greenville, at the
next December eloction.
Jacob Alexander.
At the request or many friends, I
anuoiince myself as a candidate forth
office of Mayor of the City of Greene
Ulo, at the coming election in Decern.
ber. D. B. O'llANNON.
f itctaibr aii Eoth
The T.4M.T. R. It. Tax ce.
Building an Extension.
St. Louis, Doc. 1. The Missouri
Pacific Company has closed a contract
for tho construction f 100 miles of
railroad from Deermott., on the Little
Rock, Missouri aud Texas Railway, a
branch of tho Iron Mouutaiu road, to
Mouroo, La. Work will be begun at
once. This will give the Iron Moun
tain a new Southeastern connection.
Euptpsy, .
This is what you ought to have, in
fact, you must have It, to fully enjoy
life. Thousands are searching for It
dkilv. and mournincr because thev find
tt not. Thousands and thousands of
dollHrsare spei t upon It annually by
our People in the hope that they may
attain this boon. And yet It mav be had
hy all. tv e guarantee that Electric bit
ters if used according to directions and
the use persisted In, will bring you
Uood Digestion and oust the demon.
Dyspepsia, and Install Insead Eupopsy,
W e recommend Electric Hitters for Dys
pepsia and all dlseasswof Liver, Htom
nehnml Kidneys, hold at iihc. and $1
per bottle by A. B. F)'v A Co.,Drug-gists.
Henry George's Doctrine.
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 18. The couvon
tlon of Knights of Labor to-day went
into the Committee oftheWholoon
the land question. Tho following res
olution was adopted, as the fourth
plauk of the declaration of principles
of tho Knights : Tbat land, Including
all the natural sources f wcah h, is the
heritage of all (be people and should
not be subject to speculative traffic
Occupancy aud use shall be the only
title to the possession or land. Taxes
upon lauds should bo levied upen Its
full value for use, exclusive or improve
ments, aud should be sufficient to make
for the community all the unearned in
cremeut After the committee had
risen and tho assembly had adopted
the resolution, Mr, Powdcrly and A.
W. Wright, of the Executive Board
were appointed a committee to atteud
the National Farmers' Alliance Con
vention, at St. Louis.
We are or the opluiou that this
adoption or Henry George's land
theory by tho Knights of Labor will
prove somewhat of a stumbling block
to a merger with Iho Farmers' Alli
ance ; as has been proposed.
Frighted at Shadows.
The Antl-Cotistltutloual Cotivcntlou
Ists who apprehend dire trouble, are
respectfully referred to Alabama,
Georgia and Louisiana. They have
not boen wiped out f existence. Mo-
ridian Now.
Our friend will remembor tbat the
whites aro largely In tho majority In
bth Georgia aud Alabama, and that
in no one of the three Mates named
suffrage In any way, shape or
manner abriged or extended by its now
Constitution, nor was tho election of
judges provided for in Louisiana wfiere
several districts have black majorities
at iu Mississippi. Aberdeen Exam
Possibly the fact of white majorities
In Georgia and Alabama had some
thing to do with tho nou abridgement
of suffrage. If we are not In error
tliore has been profound dissatisfaction
lu Louisiana that the Constitutional
Convention held In that Slate ten years
sinco, did not In some "shape or man
ner abridge suffrage Why this was
not done, we will lot the N. O. States
When tho Louisiana Constltutioual
Convention of 1879 assembled lu New
Orleans, niuc-teuths of the country
members wero strongly In favor of in
corporating a poll tax qualification in
the new organic law of the Hta'e. Had
those members adhered to their origi
nal purpose, they would have bestowed
a blessing upon Louisiana; but they
speedily fell into the hands of New
Orleans politicians, who wanted to
handle the boedlum vote of tho city,
and they were not ouly seduced from
their original aud wiso purpose, but
actually induced to sweep out of exis
tence even the fow fccblo defenses of
society against unqualified suffrage.
If our Mississippi neighbors determine
to hold a couveutiou, wc sincerely hope
they will consider this sort of a quail-
(lention and conclude to adopt It We
are uuite certain that it Would do
much good to elevate the standard of
citizenship in the State.
The Largest Family on Record
Iu the Harlciu MSS., Nos. 980 and
Jackson Commonwealth.!
Attorney General Miller has been
formally notified of the affirmance by
. i -..U...1 . . ..
tun uum-u minus supreme court oi ill
judgment of the supreme courtof Mi
tlssippl, which denied the exemption
iroiu uixniioii claimed by the Yazoo
and Mississippi valley Railroad com
pany nnuer lis chartor granted lu 1882,
it Is doubtful ir a civil case of such lm
portancn cvor went through the state
courts and supremo court or the Unl
ted States on such short time. For
some years it was thought that thi
company was exempt from taxation
and the queitlnii was not raised until
in the fill or 1HH7. when the attorncv
goneml held that the company ceuld
claim no exemption uutil the comple
tion ot Its road to tho Mississippi river
the language or tho exemption clause
uoing as loiiowss "The property or
laid railroad company shall be exempt
rrom an taxation for a term or twenty
yeart from the completion of Its rail
road to the Mississippi river but not
to extcud boyond twenty-five yeart
irotn tno approval or this act. And
upon the expiration of the period
atorcsaiu said company shall be taxed
as othor property in this state, and all
taxes to which It may b subloct shall
do paid into the treasury of the state
to be dealt with as the legislature may
No taxes having boen collected for
previous yeart tho attention of the leg
islature ot ions was called to the mat
tor Dy uie attorney gonoral and upon
his suggestion, an act was framed to
assess delinquent railroads for back
taxes. Under this act the Y. & M.
was assessed tor 1884, 1885, 1886 and
1887 but enjoined the various sheriffs
from proceeding to collect.
The caso was first heard before
Judge Cowan In 1888, who rendered
docree dissolving the lulunctlon. from
this decree and appeal was taken to the
supremo court where It was affirmed;
thence tho company appealed to tho
supreme court of tho United States In
sisting that the chartor did contain an
exemption ; that this cxemptiou was
contract, the obligation of which was
Impaired by the act of 1888 contrary to
die coustdutlon of the United States,
The result ol the docision is that tb
compauy must pay taxes until, and ex
cept It shall complete Us road to the
river, then its term of exemption will
expire In 1907, so that under no view
can it obtain more than tixtoen
seventeen years of exemption.
It remains to bo seen whothor such
an exemption will operate as an In
ducement to the plan of development
designed by the charter for the Delta
region and thus secure for Jackson
another outlot to the Mississippi river,
The decree of the supreme court in
fnvor of the several tax collectors for
tho use of the State aud their counties
is as follows :
78, in tho British Museum, there is au
extraordinary fact mentioned; namely,
that a weaver iu Scotland had by one
wife, a Scotch woman, sixty-two chil
dren, but only four dauglit-jrs of these
lived lo bo womon. Forty-six sons,
howovcr, attained their majority. Mest
or tho sons wore living, in tho year
1630, at Ncwcastlo-oii-Tyue, and it was
recorded lu the early history of New
castle that a wealthy gentleman rodo
thirty miles beyond Edinburgh In or
der to prove the matter. It is said
that Sir J. Bowes adopted tou of the
sous, aud tla i.. i - - i
took ten e''' " ! "
op by !'
Hlnild, with 5 pr cent damniee. . . .
Mu'lifon. with U per cent ilernHge.
Ykioi), with AjierrentijatnititM....
failure, with 5 per cent Uitmtiates. .
Ildlmps, with ft per cent datiniKee. .
UreDdds, with SperccDtdanuKee..
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THOMAS A Ottlr'FlN, Atty's.
-ORAi.au in-
J ewelry,
Washington Ave, Gkshkviu., Miss,
11. T. Rucks.
K.r. DdKBal
Retail and Wholesale
Fancy and Family
Wo make a specialty of
iaiimi mi Lm mm
Patronage solicited.
L, Y. 0. $ T. R. 11 Depot.
Having opened a Y'ard as above, I
will kocp on haud
Plans furnished for all stylos of dwell
ings on application.
Office at the Yard.
Cheap Money.
Proposals are invited from own
ers of plantations in this and any
joining connttes for first more
gage loans
Nov. 20-tf.l Joshua Skikhp ,
Thos. C. Wllllar- quo,
it Street.
Sold at F mwm'7t
TkGoliSF1fOR T Hf
SUO.fcil 47,
The Bust Salve in the world toi
SJlinds, Moulding,
Laths, Shingles,
r i n .11 TTT -i-a
?,s:;;xPr7fiu ana mm hiul
Plains, Corns, and all 8kin uiuuu a TW

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