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Issued Every Saturday . I I CIRCULATION : • "SECOND TO NONE IN MISSISSIPPI. B. K. KATERS, Editor and Proprietor. EAÏfDSBOÏl«: Ohs Müs [rom the Mississippi City Depot, New Orleans, Biobile and Texas Railroad. Saturday, January 13, 1872. I III. ^ 11 I mi I 11 hi I The merchants and business men of New j Orleans, Mobile aud elsewhere, who de- j sire the trade from this section of try, will find Ibe ilandsboro Democrat So Advertisers. a j »Gat excellent medium of communication. ! couu unsurpassed by any j other weekly paper iu the State and stead- j ilr increasing* Terms—liberal. circulation i j ' ÏQU The Itev. L. L. Lurton will preach 1 iu the Masonic Hall to-morrow (Sunday) * at 11 o'clock, A. M* . George JackaoïTwÏÏl preach I iu Shieldsboro to morrow (Sunday) at 11 [ o'clock a. m. , ,e a**« obliged to those agents who ce . us new ists of subscribers occasion- > î , , ! in reply to ». r . . I Tardrew &, to., says it wquld | a tvise . Iississippi publishers to receive no more orders for advertising from this firm unaccompanied by the the cash. We don't e have already been beat out to I. - ~~ ;-~ -- i It is time that Insurance Agents ' doing business i ItSr- The Summet Times , article expect to take anymore orders only on ik >se terms, but cï considerable. But i future wc do not intend to pay auy attention to orders for advertising from any firm North 'he cash accompanies the order. tcept tiiis district should send ! The P j i : mighty bad when lie sent us a ! pair ut side-whiskered carpet-baggers as ! Clerk und Sheriff, but Bowers has eveu • ^ done worse. The Constitution in their statements for publication, law is very strict ou this subject. Jpiaf" Re thought Ueu. Ames treated us . £*ve us j authority to elect our own officers, and we | did so,but the Gevernorby one stroke of his ! uiigbcy peu wiped out that guarantee, and \ appoints officers. | ; j on j j I j -V.V.- The Amnesty Bill Monday in Congress for final comes up on passage. BSL. ;i y the grace of Gov. Powers Pra actiug Sheriff of this county. No man of guod sense will recognize him as a legal offiotr. Oat i r-Sr Chancery Court for Jackson ty met Monday at East Pascagoula. to the ing in I HCB. Mr f It n,. n„„ . , . "' • . ile y Eks become asso- : 1 -Mr-Singleton Garrett iu the ! editorship of the Canton Mail. His salut- '' lUe utory is good and to the point ! c ' ^ ' 1 coun The Ya for sile. Banner office is offered Here is a chance for on enter» Who wants to launch prising man. in the out rspaper business ? __ SÇ&» Thanks to J. J Seal for Jackson i the papers _ j ' j con the possible. This our of aw i „ m - h . , h0 P e lh *y y e l.bsrally patromzed by the com- j UD i t y- j We with pleasure refer ers to the advertisement of Messrs, lor A Myers-in this issue. They will this year at their old stand to fur nish their Old customers and friends U su and at our read ti a ul, with fresh dry goods of all kinds, as reasonable rates r.s is one of the oldest and best firms town in the i are well known for fair, honest dealing and liberality, and ■ -*- j 8 from an adja- i Pf ceut county, that there is nothimr in his : neckof Ihe,cods,ha, would interest the ;[ 0 b r are unu-ualTv ' fIe 8nys l,açs | eunu.ually duil, money extremely! fccarce, lumber low, saw-logs lower h • ., . b • ou ne ideusantYace ZV.° aT "n ^ and closes his Idler b ~ ilES '° 0fl *v, ! upon live long to fight the "itadi "l" > ,li8 These -iro nh a „, ■ * * 1C , a ! hut .££.7 « - 1 motion n „ v auicai 00 >-j looking to the material interesls of the •Sunny South aud her people. quired and A friend writes Dr. Lindsey has not made bis maiden speech yet. lie is Gov. officer he would *«- The merits of «Skip Island Ha r - 1 " bor," ns shown forth in a length, article I "° countryman, Hon. It. F Harrison are present*! on our first page, to which ! we call attention. I is OWL, The Southeren Organ has been re- 1 ceived. This is the first number ot a new I lost Temperance family paper just started i New Orleans, by Bev. John W. Harmon, at $2 a year in advance. preparing it. Subject: The incorporation of WolfKiv er Station, including his half orchard : the acre peach propagation of fruit, and fckeejj raising, kc. by Irne It is well worth the subscription price, and tvo hope to see it circulate extensively through theSouth, as we verily believe much good will be done. Try the Organ for a year. Francis and their stock The Legislature of this State have nor, invited Duke Alvi, vi.i» Mi • • ! v, invitee Duke Alxis to visit Mississippi. Mrs. He will hive the honor of vieiting the j Edwin L^g î filature. 1 U qjd. Another Revocation. Gov. Powers has recanted and now sends an order cancelling the commissions issued to the officers elected at the recent election in this county, except Sheriff and Treasurer. This is conclusive evidence that he was entirely ignorant of the facts concerning the contested election case . now pending, and we never could under stand why the Governor revoked these commissions at all, as they were not par* I ties to the record, and therefore had no I interest in the contest. But as the mat ter now stands the officers discharge ©f their duties under the elec tion qualification and commission and all going on well, except the Sheriff and Treasurer, whose rights to the different offices will be settled by the courts some 4 be, all in the dll i'' web °i'° not far distant, and in the meantime while those suite are gong on, I he Executive intends to hold up the com missions of Sheriff und Treasurer. New j to the final result we have no doubt, for no de- j election in any part of the State As «ver was held with more reference to regularity and a j strict justice and honesty, ! many elections conducted, and We have seen must any j say that the election held in this county in j November last was conducted with more j care, caution and particularity than any ' we have ever seen. 1 * The warof factions iu Louisiana is (still going in New Orleans, and rages I HerceIy< A car P et,iba S member of the 11 [ R° U9 ® f rom Sabin Parish was murdered lbe other day, and at last accounts an offi , was in search of Col. Carter to arrest who him, aud probably Warmoth will hang > him to a limb if he gets hold of him. î The Timrs of Thursday contains the ! fellowing : to . . „ . . . . I A committee of citizens, composed of | Messrs. Johu L Adams, John II. Kennard no and E. II. Sumners, representing the Citi firm zen8 ' Executive Committee of Fifty-one, on Bov. Warmoth last evening, and requested him to appoint a committee to meet a committee to be appointed by Geo. out W. Carter, for the purpose settling up or compromising the existing differenoes, aud to mediate for the return of the absent members of the House and Senate. Governor Warmouth replied to the com that be could hold i tion with Geo. ' fugitive fro >se not for : no commumca W. Carter, as he was a justice and no longer a mem ! ber of the Legislature, he having been ex The P e ^ et * fr° ,n House of Representatives, lie also told the gentlemen composing the j committee that the absent member© would gladly be welcomed back, and that all i would be admitted. a ! The committee then retired, as ! The general impression at the State • ^ 0u8e ,bat 111081 of the abseut members wiU reluru to-morrow and take their us us j seats , we | his ! and \ publishing the following concerning the | Democrat and ourself, and we hope our ; readers will overlook this seeming egotism j on our part. The sentiments therein con j tained eminate from a pure-minded gent j leman, not given to writing compliment I ary in order to get bis name in print, but j they come from the heart, and he feels ex actly what he writes: Kind Words.—W i cannot refrain from on No a Here is the extract : Permit me, on this occasion, to express to you my warmest admiration for tue manly and unswerving course persued by the Democrat, in advocatiug and defend ing the rights and interests of our impov erished and humiliated country, not only in the last political contest, but also I throughout ils whole history since the "' ar - Although I have confined myself : strictly to the sacred privacy of home, ever ! since 1 laid down my arms as a Corfieder '' lUe 8olJ * er > I have, nevertheless, been a ! c ' ol '° "hserver of ■ lie events affecting ray 1 country, which have been and the on not, was was ty, the ranspiring i aroun,i me; an,i in connection with them, I have as narrowly watched the actors in the drama, and I truthfully and un _ j hesitatingly assert, that l know of no one ' j who has figured so constantly before our people, who is so emiuently entitled to their gratitude and approbation for a uni form and consistent effort in behalf of their rights and interests, as yourself. Were our whole people like-minded with the Editor of the Democrat, the day of our redemption would be near. I offer no apology for this expression of my sentiments toward you as a public journalist, dimply because I deem it a debt which I, in common with the rest of um j people, owe you, and one the payment of j which you have never solicited. a j Long may you and your Deeocrat pros i Pf r * aud Ina Y ? ou never le8 * *be un : tlincbin K champion of truth and justice, ;[ 0 b r a " y0U Pr ° VC " Üem ° | ' cry tru, J r > M.W.T. ---— Meinung Without Authority— .Gov. is "»* ""«*«'«' luting his spleen ! upon the good people of this county by j>jll > ,li8 infaraöLs orders relative to the officers, ! hut takes a whack at our sister county of 1 » —— 4 .. because the Governor sags Toulme is dis rr * om r n i office - Wbatha8 „ iT" " * 0U '™Y' !e * to take the re quired oath, he docs it at his own peril, and we presume he is aware of the law a tie er, is won't taxes, to day, and and governing the case, and acts accordingly, Gov. Powers has no right to question any officer whether he can qualify or not, and if he was a man of any sense he certainly would not be poking his nose ints matters 1 " d0 " 0t fT™ Um ' I "° Tern0 " 80 f " r ' 18 a e™"' 1 »» least, t'L'TT ° ^ ° f ! !*% ?" ° PP ? 8s, ' ,e an(J withotrt warrant of law and honest judgment, and I is censured by the best people here. It 1 an unfortunate thing that Mississippi I lost Alcorn at the time she did. our j^ew rye was fear mixed very and IVe and At to message received terest it in Iiis course as He was Irne lo Mississtpplans and Mississippi's interests. J%~ew Clothing Mloiue. Saunders, Garner & Co., No. 26 fit. Francis street. Mobile, Ala. Merchants and Planters visiting Mobile will find it to their interest to examine this immense stock of Clothing and Furnishing Goods. nor, .- - . ' - v, 1 he P '. ,bho ls "«''fied to not trust Mrs. Emma Meyer oc account of Mr Edwin Meyer. Seencticeioanothercol U qjd. County Boundaries. now and case no and and We are indebtèd to our Senator, Hon. J. J. Seal, for the following advance copy of an Act changing the boundary lines of Hancock and Harrison counties: A BILL ENTITLED AN ACT To amend sections 40 and 41 of Art ole II, in Chapter 2 of the Revised Code of Mis« sissippi of 1871, entitled an Act in relation to State boundaries and the districts of counties for court purposes, approved May 13, 1871. Section 1. Be it enaeted by the Legisla ture of the State of Mississippi as follows, to wit : That Section 40 and 41, in Article II of the above entitled act, be so amended as to read " Hancock county, established December 14, 1812. is bounded, beginning at a point on East Pearl river where the line between 2 aud 3 South in range 18 West, intersect shid river, starliug from the middle thereof, thenoe extending due East along the line dividing townships 2 and 3, through ranges 18, 17, 16, 15 and 14 West to the line between ranges 14 and 13 West, thence due South along said range line to the middle of the Bay of St. Louis, thence along the middle ofs^id^Bay^ of St* Louis, southwardly to its entrance^ tbeuce due South to the Southern bounda ry of the State of Mississippi in the Gulf of Mexico, thence Westwardly along the boundary of said State, including all the islands withio six leagues from the shores of the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Borgne to the most Eastern junction of Pearl river and Lake Borgue, to the East mouth of Pearl river, thence up along the middle of said river to the place of beginning. Section 2. That Section 41 of said Arti cle II be so amended as to read " Harri* fern county,established February 5lh, 1841, is bounded beginning at Northwest corner of township 2 South in range 13 West, thence extending due East along the line between townships 1 and 2 through ranges 13, 12, 11 and 10 to the line between ran ges 9 and 10 West, thence South along said range line to the line between town ships 2 and 3 South, thence due East to the sectional line between sections 3 and 4 of township 2 South in range 9 West, thence due South through the middle of said range 9 to the middle of the Bay of Biloxi, thence along the middle of said Bay of Biloxi to its entrance at the East end of Deer Island, thence due South to the Southern boundary of the Slate of Mississippi in the Gulf of Mexico, thence Westwardly along said Southern boundary to a point from which a course due North strikes the middle of the Bay of St. Louis, thence due North to the entrance of said bay (including all the islands within six leagues of the shores of the Gulf of Mex ico, except the jurisdiction ceeded by the State of Mississippi to the United States over Ship Island and one mile adjacent thereto), thence along the middle of the Bay of St. Louis Northwardly to a point from whence the point at which the line between ranges 14 and 13 West comes to said bay bears due North, thence North to the place of beginning. Section 3. That all acts or parts of acts conflicting with the provisions of this act be, and the same are hereby repealed, and this act be in force from and after its pas sage. Approved January 8, 1872. the the on, no As was and in is the the of to or a all all the by Lindsey Seated. —This is unpleasant news which comes from Jackson this week. The Legislature acted hastily in determ ining the contest between Messrs. Seal and Lindsey. The Committee on Con tested Elections never notified Mr. Seal of the contest of Lindsey, they merely acted on ex-parte evidence, and they did not know whether he could take the oath or not, except upon the statement of Lindsey, which, in a case where he was interested, was uot very reliable. No mau of any sense of honor would have sought and ac cepted the position that Lindsey now holds under tbe circumstances. Lindsey was not the choice of either political par ty, and hod it not been for " modest Mus grove " coming to this district and forciug the choice of the party out of the way, Lindsey would have received scarcely a dozen votes in the district. Musgrove came with his pockets stuffed with State money, but left with them empty. That done the work. And Lindsey, Musgrove & Co. by all manner of frttU1 j aml dece „t ion have now r foretd a man over us whom no one likes. j>jll lend his influence to impoverish and defraud the people of this district. His interest lit this county is but small—a lit a dangerous aud vindictive partizan, who tie peach orchard away back on Wolf riv er, on which he f>ays a few dollars taxes, is all he has in eight, so high taxation won't hurt him. If ifc did increase his taxes, however, he is cei'tainly amply able to pay as he now draws twu'lvâ dollars a day, seven as member of the Legislature and five as Superintendent of Education, and has taken a cheap boarding house. Bgk. " e neglected last week to thank our esteemed friend, Charley Bradshaw, of j^ew Orleans, for a demijohn of pure old rye whiskey sent ns a Christmas presnt. It was marked "for snake bites," and for fear a snake would bite us we took a little mixed with eggs and sugar, and found it very palatable. Christmas is now and we put away our snake medicine nntil Spring-time when the snakes begin to crawl. IVe thank « Brad " for tbe aooeptoble present and wish himlong life, prosperity and happiness* rianlalin m i lathing | At Saunders, Garner & Co.'s, No. 26 St. Francis street, Mobile, Ala. The cheapest Clothing'House in the South. Don't fail to call and learn their prices, BQk- Coy. Powers has delivered bis first message lo the Legislature, and we have received it, but hardly think it would- in terest any ot our read urn were wo to print it in full. Itiskeimi '«document chars acteristic of itaasthor. lent " deed tee ty, any than the over. Our judiciary system is an admirable erne; the high character sustained by the bench of the Slate for purity; independ ence atid learning. enables me to point lo it wiih pride. While officers of thoother departments of the Government have been sometimes attacked, and subjected to ab Tore criticism, in no single instance during the past two years, has a judge been kharg ed vntli oorrupd penc.bment. The above tve take from Got. hovers' maiden messagb tb the I.egisinti#e, and point to an instance where Judges of the State h ave been charged with corruption and threatened with impeachment. Char ley C. Shackelford and old ball-faced Aid erson have been accused add denounced by the bar and press of their respective dis tricts as vile and corrupt creatures, the fit associates of the lowest of the low. Dou't you remember that, (Governor ? or do you read the papers ! J. of of II, of the 18 2 St. to of of to of of to of or threatened with irn Tliere is a bill before our Legisla-. ture to reduce the salaries of Circuit Judges, Chancellors and District Attor neys. It was read a second time und re ferred to I ho Judiciary Committee. Also, to reduce the number of Judges and re district the State again. Take it to Yodu Home. —It is so much the lasbion new-a-days to convey informa tion, aud moral truths and sentiments, in the form of stories that even some popular leoturers have adopted this style of ad dress. The muss of Ihe people, especially the young, demand stories to such a degree, that papers filled with sensational novels and exciting, trashy stuff, have a wide cir culation. To forestall litis taste, and suçà ply something betler to the musses, the publishers of Hearth and Home, in addition to Ihe usual variety of that paper, have engaged n corps of first-clasB writers, among whom arc Jean Inrolow, Edward Eggleston, Mary E. Dodge, Louisa M. Ai oott, Edward Everett Itale, Elisabeth Stuart Phelps, Harriet Prescott Spofford, Rose Terry, Maria R. Oukey Lucia G. Runkle, and many others, Who furnish to this Journal the beet Origionat Storiee, of the purest character and highest grade —thus conveying much instruction in a pleasing form. Desides these, the weekly Hearth and Home contains a large amount of first class reading, editorials, literature, art, science, amusement ; instruction for the housekeeper, the gurdner, the farmer ; a capital department forCbildren and Youth; the news of the dny ; financial and market reporls, etc. Its engravings, costing over $25,000 a year, are of a high order of merit, unsurpassed by any illustrated paper in the world. Altogether, Hearth and Home is such a journal aB may be safely and very profitably taken into any family. It is supplied at the low rate of $3 a year ; four copies for $11 ; and ten or more copies for $2,50 each. Orange Judd & Go,, Publishers, 245 Broadway, New York. on ally to the tbe was ton The Schoch Festival. —This beautiful little Quarterly Magazine, devoted lo and sparkling matter for School Exhibi tions amt public days, is received for Jan uary. Nu teacher or pupil should be with out it. It costs only fifty oents a year ; single copy, fifteen cents. Write for it, to Alfred L. Sewell, Publisher, Chicago, 111. Send your subscriptions not regret it. and you will Tho Wcw Code. For the benefit of our young bloods, bull white and black, who regard a pistol as a necessary part of the apparel, aud who think they show their manhood by discharging their firearms on the street, we pub lish the following section of the code now in force: "Section 2,870. If any persou shall be found guilty of racing or shcotiug iu any street or public highway, he shall, on convic tion thereof in the circuit court, be fined not more than five hundred dollars. Another section may be interest ing to some : " Section 2,833. If any person shall profanely swear or curse, or shall be drunk in any pub lic place in the presence of two more persons, he shall, on convictiou before a justice of the peace, be fin ed not more than ten dollars, and committed until the fine and costs are paid." The vagrant law contained in the code 8trikes'8everul that we could name, lleit it Is. " Section 2,836 The following persons shall be deemed andfpunislied us vagrants : All able bulled persons who live without employment or labor, and who have no visible means of sup port ; auy person who shall abandon iiis wife or family without just cause, leaving them without support, and in danger of becouxiug a public charge ; keepers of houses of public gam iug, or houses of prostitution ; all common prostitutes who have no other employment or means of sup port ; any able bodied persons found hegg'tig for a livelihood, and com mon gamblers or persons who for the most part maiutuiu themselves by gAining," Section 2,837 makes it the duty of justices ot tlie peace to commit all vagrants to jail for ten days, unless they give bond in the sum of two hundred dollars, with security for their good behavior for twelve months. ; The new code contains an excel lent prevision in reference to tbe moval of mortgaged property : " Section 2,658. It'any person shall move or cause to be removed to any place beyond the jurisdiction'of this State, auy personal property which shall, at the time of such removal, he under written pledge or mortgage, deed of trust and lien» by judge ment in this State, with intent to de fraud the pledgee, mortgagee, trus tee or cestui que trust of said propter ty, said person shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall he fiued in any sum not less than one thousand dollars, or imprisonment not iâss than three nor more than twelve months, or by both, such fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the court." re r Liberty Herald. / the lo ab and the by the or Mississippi Legislature. Ail that is important to our read era we copy below from the proceed ings had up to going to press : Jackson, January 10.—-In the Hoiise the day was occupied in the discussion of the contested election case from Newton county. The committee reported in favor of the Democratic claim.mt, but the report has uot yet been adopted. In the Senate the resolution intro duced yesterday to invite the Duke Alexis to visit Mississippi, ferred to the Committee on Federal Relations. irn I s IV A bill is prepared, and will be in treduced at early day, funding the délit of the State, about one million dollars, at six per cent., payable in installments of two hundred thons and dollars per annum ; and in fu ture to collect all taxes in United States currency. Thu proposition meets with general favor. A bill was introduced to prevent unjust discriminations between citi zens of Mississippi traveling on rail roads of the Slate. re re in to of a of Tlie per diem bill, allowing seven dollars pci- day aud twenty ceuts mileage passed. MESSAGE krum tue governor. Mr. President: I am directed by His Excellency the Governor to in form the Senate that be has approv ed the following acts originating in tlie Situate, and passed at tlie last session of the Legislature, viz : Senate Joint Resolution No. 20, a Joint Resolution iu relation to the obstructions of the navigation of East Pearl River, by tlie New Or leans, Mobile and Cbuttanooga Rail road Company. S. B. No. 288, an act èiiplemeutal to and amendatory of an act to in corporate the Independent Hook and Ladder Company No. 1, of tlie city of Shieldsboro, in the county of Han cock. Approved July 11, 1810, S. B No. 271, an act to declare Mulatto Bayou, in Hancock county, a uavigable stream. S. B. 320, an act to charter the Frazer Ferry across Pearl river. S. B. No. ICO, an act to re-organ ize the New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Vicksburg Railroad Company, and to expedite the construction of their road in the State of Miasissip pi. H. J. R. No. 42, a Joint Resolu tion memorializing Congress on the subject of aid, by grant of lumis, to the Vicksburg, Pensaeolu aud Ship Island Railroad Company. By Mr. Seal : S. B. No. 5, an act to provide for the collection of taxes iu the county of Hancock, for tlie year 18U. Under a suspension of the rules was read first and second times and referred to the Committee on Fi nance. Mr. Seal : I give notice that I will on toluol row, introduce bills with the fallowing titles : A hill to be entitled an act to pro vide for u special election iu Hancock county, A bill to be entitled an act to change the time of holding the Cir cuit Court in the first district. A bill to be entitled an act to change tlie burden of proof in cer tain eases aud in certain oountiès. And a bill to incorporate St. Luke's Protestant Episcopal Church, of Shieldsboro. By Mr. Seal : S. B. No. 19, a bill to incorporate the St. Louis Protest ant Episcopal Church of Shieldsboro. Read first time and under pension of tlie rules read second time and referred to Committee Corporations Mr. Ford introduced II. B. No. 29, an act to provide for representa tives from the counties of Perry, Sunflower, Greene. Jackson aud Jones, and for other purposes. Read first time, aud under suspen sion of the rules was read a second time aud referred to tbe Judiciary Committee. Tlie following report was received from the special committee on Con tested elections • Mr. Speaker, The Special Cumittee on Contested Elections, to whom referred the petition of Caleb- Lind sey, have considered his claim to seat us a member of this House, .and beg leave to report favorably upon the same, all of which is respectfully submitted. A. P. HUGGINS, Chairman. Report received and agreed to. Mr. Caleb Lindsey then came for ward, took the required oath and was seated as a member. LATER FROM JACKSON. Jackson, January 11.—the sub ject of reducing Circuit Court dis tricts come up iu the Senate, and a committee was appointed to inves tigate the uumber of districts actu ally necessary, and if advisable, to report an amendment to the ' consti tution, to he voted on by the people to reduce the number. A bill was introduced to allow su pervisors to correct erroneous as sessments on delinquent taxes. A bill was introduced to allow the New Orllbus and Northeastern railroad lo exercise in Mississippi tbe franchises granted to the road in Louisiana. In the House, Bolton, Democrat, was seated over Swauo, from New ton couuty, 80 to 30. An act was introduced to preveut fraud in weighing cotton. ; a " iu at be at to the a sus on was the in tlie the to phy. men for their gress same A special election was ordered in Hnncock county. St. Luke's Church, Sbieldsboro, was incorporated. Governor Powers sent a message to the House saying a large amount of land was held by tlie State for non-payment of taxes : in many in stances the parties show a receipt for taxes paid, and asks that an act bo passed covering the case, and hold the delinquent sheriffs respon sible. Both Houses passed compliment ary resolutions in reference to Capt. Hardee's map of Mississippi. the the THE LATEST NEWS, in New York, Jau. 9.—A Herald special says the Spanish fleet iug in the far East has lately at tacked Gilolo Island, of Molucca group, and punished the piratical Snltan of Torate. Several forts were demolished, and some bomb shells struck the palace. Havana, Jan. 9.— Three Spanish war vessels, which have been watch ing Buspectea American vessels, ore ordered here. London, Jan. 9.— Seligman Bros, have offered a bid here and on the continent for four millions of the new United States loan at 81 J. A dispatch from Sandringham re ports that tlie Prince of Wales went out yesterday for the first time since his illness. A bill was introduced in the United States Senate providing that tlie Cir cuit Court or any Judicial District iu which, at any time, the said Judge, or designated District Judge, shall hold court for the purposes of the said Civil Rights act, shall be deem ed tlie Circuit Court mentioned in tlie 2d and 13th sections thereof. A negro secret society, called the " Knights of Justice," is said to be organizing in Mississippi, for the purpose, as its members alledge, of labor protection." It is, doubtless, a carpet-bag movement, with no good in view. A Mr. Harmond was shot and kill ed tiy a Mr. Harbin near Richmond, Miss., on Christmas day. A dispute arose between them about a small amount of money, when Harbin, who was in liquor, drew his revolver and fell to shooting. The Macon Beacon says a negro preactier of that place was arrested for stealing a watch. The proof against him was so strong that he cut short tlie examination by coining out squarely in a full acknowledge ment "ob de coru." serv in a of a — John R Lynch, the negro Speaker of tlie House of Representatives, is a native of Mississippi, and there fore, says tlie Meridian Mercury, " the people of the State can look upon his elevation to the distinguish ed position with less of disgust than upon the elevation of one of those white men who but recently trumped into the Stale with only a carpet bug to contain liis wardrobe, and brass in his face instead of currency iu his pocket to pay his way with " Some time ago it was reported that a white man was visiting the negroes in North Alabama with the statement that th Emancipation Proc lamation by Lincoln had been burned at Chicago, and that it would quire a large amount of money to get up another ; and that, unless the tiling was done soon, slavery would be restored, and they would all go back into servitude. Upon this he was soliciting money with consider able success. We now hear that the same genius has been figuring at several points in Mississippi. The much-talked of *• Alcorn Uni versity has been located four miles back of Rodney, in Claiborne county. The Governor's approval is still needed to legalize the purchase. St. Louis, Jan, 8.— Billy Carroll, the bruiser, in a published letter this morning, offered to back Mike Me Coole against Tom Allen for a fight, to take place four months lienee fifty miles from Kansas City, for 82,500. To-morrow morning Allen will reply, stating that lie left the ring nine years ago, but if Carroll really means business he will meet him at the St. Louis Billiard Hall to-mrorow afternoon to put up $500, and will fight McCoole when and where he likes, or he will fight the friend lie (Garrollj blows so much about, Joe Coburn, for $2,500. Cf by to ko ley on 23d the emy No. 79G Late news from Chicot, Ark., report affairs there still in an unsettled con dition, the comity still being tinder the control of the rioters A dis patch just received by a gentleman in this city, states that Governor Dudley has sent fifty State troops to tlie scene of disorder. Chicot, in the city for tlie purpose, to-day applied to Gen, Emory fur nUtaliee.arid in response,Gen. Ernory premised to send an oilicer of the United States army to investigate the condition of affairs immediately —IV. O. ! Vîmes . ed to Citizens of is son, ters tiou after to red, was, uew The first eleven miles of tlie Natchez aud Jackson Railroad awarded by tlie Company yesterday to Messrs. Cooley, Boyle and Mur phy. These contractors are gentle men well known to this community for their energy, perseveranco and ability to carry out to the letter of their contract (lie work awarded them. Tlie Natchez dnd Jackson Railroad -will stion he in active pro gress of tons true tion Natchez Neu> Sou/h, tv « . and This ■> in At the reçut election for ciy cers in Jacksop, the Iridepqjent ticket wae elected over the regular Radical nominees. They are wytliv men and good citizens, and no diubt will administer the affairs offho Capital well and faithfully, Mai'ou Smith (son of Judge 0. P. Smithjja Mayor ; McLaughlin, Hams Barksdale, Stamps and John Nelson, are Aider' men. RurbnchtV, M iaz tL Angelo * In the Legislature of lllanois a bill lias been introduced which says woman shall not bo debarred from auy occupation except the military. I be Now Or jeans Picayune says thé grand Jury of St. James parish have indicted Gov. YVnrinolh for re leasing front custody the brothers Oliver, who were committed to jhil upon a second indictment for the al legd murders perpetrated in tin». Dunaldsonvilic riot. At about five o'clock last even in ^ while Messrs. Walter Wheylam£ Mathews aud Houston, three bers of the House of Representa tives, who had left fho Mechanic*' Institute to dine at Victor's, ■ wer© leaviijg the latter establishmeu, they were approached by Messrs. W. W. McCulIock and Isadore Mc Cormack, two assistant Sargent-at Arins appointed by Col. Carter, and we are informed the latte attempted to arrest VV. W. Mathews. That gentleman, it is asserted, called for the police, and a rush was made -to rescue him. sued, in which Walter Whey land shot and mortally wounded*. The ball entered the left side, just above the hip joint, and passed out at the right side, between the sixth and seventh ribs. IJe was convey ed to the State House by his friends, placed on a sofa in the Governor** office, and examined by Dr. A. VV. Sraythe and several other physic Death was almost immediately pronounced imminent, and at fifteen minutes to 6 o'clock lie breathed bia last. mem A scuffle en was fans. McCulIock und McCormack were arrested at the time of the occur ence, and brought to the station house with the body. The tragedy, considerable if course, created excitement, quite a number of persons flocking to tlie place, aud of course a number of rumors as to the identity of the criminals, were immediately circu lated. Several asserted that the firing was done by a policeman, and a number of gentlemen visited tlie Times office to make this statement. — jV. O. Times 10M tust. Jackson, Jan. 9.—A resolution was passed to day appointing a com mittee from tbe Legislature to wait upon Grand Duke Alexis at Mem phis and extend to him the hospitali ties of Mississippi, and urge him to include Jacksou in his tour. The subject of per diem and tho reduction of the clerical force is tho absorbing topic. A resolution is to be introduced abolishing capital puuishmcu. i lie Auditor'« report «hows an ex ss of $300,000 expenditures over Cf receipt«. Gov. Powers has been sustained by tlie Legislature iu all votes and suggestions. The new apportionment bill gives to Mississippi six members of Con gress in place of fivo This will necessitate a new districting of the. State tiy tlie present Legislature. The Governor of Mississippi has ap proved, among other bills, an act to reorganize tlie New Orleans, Vicks burg and Baton Rouge Railroad Company ; an act incorporating tho West Point, Starkvilie ami Kosci ko Railroad Company ; an act in corporating the Helena, Water Val ley and Eastern Railroad Company ; and an act to incorporate the Vicks burg, Yazoo Valley aud Grenada. Railroad Company. Tlie Rev. Robert Jefferson Breck inridge of Kentucky, died at Dau ville on tlie 27th ult. Four Roman Catholic priests on a mission from England to tho uegroes of the South. aro Tom McGeban, charged with the murder of Thomas S. Myers, was acquitted at Dayton, Ohio, on the 23d ult., ou his third trial. This is - the criminal that Hon. C. L. Vul lundingham was defending when he accidentally shot himself. Charleston, Jan. 9.—The Acad emy of Music lottery is progressing. No. 116,024 drew the Academy of Music, 12,296 drew 8100.000, 94 79G drew 810,000, Important to Creditors of Deceas ed PEKsoNS.—By section 54 of tlie "Act in relation to Chancery Courts," to be found in the new code of Mis sissippi, it is proved that all claims against tlie estate of a deceased per son, whether due or not, shall he reg istered in the court in which tho let ters testamentary or of adminstra tiou were granted within one year after tlie first publication of notice to creditors to present their claims ; otherwise the same shall bo debar red, aud no suit shall be mainlined • thereon in any court. Tho time al lowed creditors under the old law, was, we believe, two years. Tlie uew law requires greater expedition. ©. S. Holland, With Saunders, Garner,t Co,, No. 25 St. Francis street, Mobile, Ala. 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