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The Comet JOB IMilNTlXG, AND BOOK PUBLISHING OFFICE. The C6nict. l'lihlislit'il Y.MTf Mrtay Minii"8. COll I'UE-II'I'N'T AND CAPCilI, STHKKIS. H J TKS FOH SVBSVUU LOJT Simile ul' ri'H v.,..,... . p..,, n Hf It Unit Insertion. Av,,fr.iits a HH (,ir each siili-wju.ml insertion, for uvfuleiit A conwliilittifiu of the Jul) material of Tiik Oomkt, and J. W, Hinylio'fl roiiil'to unVe, mulct Urn until KMiiu"t of J. W. HMVLiU. The txiutjilclcm Job Oflice in the Statu. STAN IINU A liVKUTMK.wlf.rtT , 1 mo. H moa, S mi. ALT; KINDS OP ' Book and Job Printing EXECUTED ON SHORT NOTICE AND IN THE MOST APPROVED STYLE. Ono inch Two iucliwt Tliri'f iuclnrs.... Four inches Five inclirB Half column Culuiuu g 4 mi $ 7 j t io on $ in oo J 7 uu 12 uu io uu u uu 10 Oltj 15 00 20 oo m m 13 01) 18 00 25 Oil M 00 14 oo m m :io oo oo 25 00 3d 00! 65 (X) IO0 00 40 OO! GO SO 100 oo! WO 00 VOL. JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1879. NO. 12. , g Tab Democrats have majority iu Congress. a good working The newspapers Blighter. will Edison a gas A Meer 8bn Tlia land and Afghanistan. war between Eng Amono the departed glories are the Old Year and the late glorious snow storm. , . -aa- Oou worthy and excellent friend of the Summit Times, Col W. L. Putton, was in J tickson last week. The thermometer stands 20 degrees be low zero in Des Moines, and yet the pec llo live. m The tramp has developed a supreme, dis ernst for shoteuns. and displayed a won' derful faculty for dodging buckshot. - Blaine has declared that he won't stand in Grant's way, and Grant is not likely to stand much in the way of the Democratic party. The beautiful snow, oh, the beiutiful snow ! '' Well, it was beautiful, and there never was a time when it was more heartily weloomed i this city. Ip you didn't get any Curistmas or New Year's present you will know how to sym pathize with the Indian. He nevr does get anything in his stocking. So many of the banks in this country are failing that people in the Levee District are excusable for feeling a little shaky about the banks of the Mississippi. . Some ardent resumptionists are predict ing that gold will soon become a drug on the market. For our part we are willing to risk it. We are not afraid of its hecom ing a drug iu onr hands. Thdbman will probably be nominated by the Democracy for Governor of Ohio, and if so, he will certainly be elected ; and then look out for the Presidential succes sion. It strikes us that there is something of "the coming man" in Thurman. .If anybody thinks that men ever grow too old for folly let him dismiss the idea. Take the case of ex-Senator Cameron, who is eighty-four years old, aud who jilted the Widow Oliver, and has now a case of breaoh of prom ise operated against him in Pennsylvania. "Bbedren," began (he llev, Mr. Splu gins, en eminent colored divine who had been invited to officiate in a distant chnrch. "Bredren, dis am de fust time I have ever had the pleasure of preaohin in dis Church, senoe dis locality was located." Anderson, the champion witness, is going to shut a newspaper in Nebraska. A man who cau lie into scrapes and then lie out of them with such charming mendacity, and never lose his temper, ought to gucoeed well with a Radical newspaper. The people in this country m y dismiss the idea of converting their cotton and corn fields into banana farms. The appearance of mother earth a foot deep in snow last Sunday ought to convince the most skepti cal that this is not a region adapted to the culture of tropical fruits. m m Col. O. It. Singleton is alwiys at his lost always at work for his constituents. He makes a grand old Representative in Congress knows all the ropes, and has one ye open always for the main chance. By lis efforts his constituency in the lately ifBicted districts have received considerable ums from the foreign relief f uud distrib - . ited by Secretary Evarts . j The snow which fell here on the 4th of fanuary, inBt., has virtually opset the chro loloey of the "oldest inhabitant." That ue c-o.wir, This number tf Tan ( oixt is sent to a considerable nami" of piisuns. We are sending it to all i' old xfcbsoribers who have heretofore ft&d in tjvance for the paper, and will keep on" doiog this until the debt is fully discharged. There are some five or six hundred of these, and it any one of them is overlooked, we hope b.6 will notify us. We are also sending it to all subscribers who have paid for the Daily Mississippian, which paper yielded grace fully to the cajoling overtures of this dash ing luminary, and permitted itself to be swallowed bodily by it Hereafter the es sence of the late Mississippian is in The Comet. The Comet is to be rnn bence forward and forever on the cash prinoiple. No man shall ever have the right to say that Tbe Comet was thrust upon him. It will never degenerate into a " patent out side. If tliero is any one point upon which we are absolutely "solid," it is un dying opposition to "patent outsides.'' If there is any one pet humbug we have dedicated ourselves to wage a perpetual war upon, and to eitripiite from the land, if we can, it is the "patent outside." Very many persons will Hoeive this number of The Comet who .will be sur prised. To such we beg to saj by way of explanation: Be not alarmed. No bill will ever follow it. You are subscriber without knowing it some friend has paid for your paper or it is sent tq you per haps upon your request, in orier to give you a chance to sea the sort tf thing it promises to be, with a view to your remit tance of the subscription price if you want it continued. If not, the postage is pre paid, the paper will be stopped and we are responsible for the slight loss. If the paper keeps on going to you, notwith standing you did not order it nor nobody else paid for it, please understand and do us the justice to believe we are sending it cot for any expectation of pay but out of pure friendship aud for the hope that we cherish that it will bring comfort to your fireside and add to the store of your useful knowledge. We are in favor of the doctrine of allow- ng men to do exactly as they please about subscribing, but at the same time desire to impress upon the public the necessity which this paper labors under for sub scribers. There is nothing in this world it needs so much now as subscribers. The mail-bags which issue out from these sacred portals are ridiculously thin so thin that you would think an elephant had walked over them and mashed them into pancakes. The fact is we are ashamed to say what our bona fide circulation really is. And as we arr great admirers of Washing ton, and wish to leave a becoming example to tbe craft when we go to our final reward, we trust no friend of ours will press the question upon us now. We would much prefer to talk about what our circulation will be twelve months henoe if the public does its duty by us. Now, friends, countrymen, soldiers and civilians, lend ns your ears, your names, and your two dollars in advance. A SOLID SOUTHS SENTIMENT. In another plaoe we reproduce a poetio tribute to tbe munificence of our Northern fellow-citizens and a heart-flowing expres sion of Southern gratitude from the bright pen of Emmett L. Ross, of the Canton Mail. Aside from the sentiment which speaks well for the heart of the author, the poem possesses decided merit Ross is genius, and his poetic writings always have the charm of purity, unbounded generosity, and glorious charity. HIM Q1ABSTOJIE. It is said that Gladstone has a daughter A NEWHPAPfR II CM BUM AND VATCH-PEMMT. Some time last Spring, the New York Advocate started in a small way. It pur ported to be a greenback organ, and got the full benefit of a really oorreot and praiseworthy sentiment in relation, to the currency. It apparently had the indorse ment of the great and good Peter Cooper, of Now York, the financial enoyolopedia o the present age. Peter Cooper is not a subscriber to The Comet, and is no kin to its editor, and our tribute to his financial genius and per sonal worth is not biased by interest or warped by the b'es of oonsanguinity. We oonsider him as an oracle of fioanoe, and as pure and spotUss a man as ever lived to a green old age. We are not in favor of making a President of the United States out of him, though we have fully and heartily indorsed tu.xny of his theories of finance. The Advocate with the cheek chat acter- istio of the un scrofulous trickster, sought, and, to all appearaiioes, obtained the ben efit of Peter Cooper's favor and patronage. This was the only "opeu sesame' to re spectability which tie Advooate had, and it made the most of it. It rung all the oharges upon it It never lost the oppor tunity of lugging in he name of the man who had grown gray in good wurk, and stood conspicuously before the American people as a proud type of Americaa phi- lanthrophy. It traded kpon the well-fortified confidence of the piople of the United States in Peter Cooper.! And the fact that the venerable philanthropist used its col umns frequently for tiu diffusion of his financial views, gave somt ooloring to this claim. But in point of Set, the Advooate was A cheat, from the siart, and Peter Cooper had nothing in iho world to do with it, except, perhaps, Vi buy or sub scribe for a few hundred copies, in order that he might spread bis greenback philoss ophy over the land. 1 , None but a simpleton will ivei imagine that Peter Cooper was or coull be a party to that or any other swindll- upon the struggling masses. His nain has been unwarantably used in counectift with this so-called organ. His whole Ang, and active, and successful life hal been a steady, steadfast and constant Jebuke to frauds of all kinds, " to tricks jf every cnaracter. xue very soul of integrity, he knows nothing else has never trie( to learn anything else than to go straightforward in tne line of nterliug honesty aid true benevolence. It is an outrage toVouple his name with a mushroom eoncou that suffered itself first to pander to the vorst element of the greenback party, thii to betray the cause, and finally tosubsidainto downright disreputability. i In the first plaoe the attempt to prkt a large eight pagi newspaper weeklyAor twelve months at 25 cents, (not half tie cost of the white paper,) was an evideme of deliberate bad faith. Calculating me, knew from the beginning that the thiu; could not be done, and a collapse was cer tain, proposition be plainer than the faot that transactions of this kind are pecuniarily successful ? Elsewhere we publish an article from the New York Sun giving a fall exposition of the Advocate's brilliant achievements. And we desire in this connection to caution everybody against the promises of a man who prints a big weekly newspaper for twenty-five cents a year. He is a humbug aud he has made his calculations to swindle you. The friends of greenbacks ought not to suffer themselves bamboozled by such frauds. There is merit iu the greenback move ment, but not as represented by the New York Advooate, Kearney and Butler, So far as this State is concerned so far as the whole South and West are conoerned the Democratic party has fully as muoh of the greenback element in it as is needed ; and we advise men who want to bring about a wholesome change in the financial policy of the government to seek it through the Democratic party as the snrest and safest means of getting it. Nothing can be ex- j pected through such politioal parvonues as Kearney, Butler, or the New York Advo- cate. 1879. A WORD IJf DEFESTHE OF GENEBAL REUBEN DAVIS. The Yicksburg Commercial says : ''The meanest man in Mississippi to-day is Gen. Reuben Davis." Now why, we wonld like to ask, does the Commercial set General Davis down in this category ? What has General Davis done to warrant this abuse ? Has the Commer cial forgotten the time, not long since, when General David was foremost and most zealous of the advanced oonrants of the so-called column of bulldozers? Sup pose the valiant General !ias seen that he was all wrong a few years ago, and that his politics then were tinctured with sulphur and instigated by the devil, hasn't he got as much right to reform as anybody ? What matters it if he does couple with his refor mation a vigorous bid for an office ? Is he to be condemned and blackguarded for that ? Don't everybody who knows General Reu ben Davis also know that he has been al- ways ready, willing and waiting to serve his country in anv prominent official ca pacity the people might demand ? Supposi he does want to be Governor or Congress' man. Is he the only man in Mississippi that would like a thing of this sort ? How many of our leading citizons are there who are as patriotic in this respect as he is ? General Davis has done the State some service, he has been a leader of the fierc est element against Radical rapscalionism since 1865 until last year. Such was the fierceness of his doctrine that the Democra oy were afraid to trust him. He was too extreme to suit Democrats. Ho believed in slaughtering and quartering to such terrific extent that he alarmed prudent Democrats. Consequently they didn't noni inate him for Governor or Congress as he thought they onght to have done, and oon sequently he was forced to seek a noniina Then the proposition to furnish! 11011 Bouiewhere e,M or not 8et any nomi" seventy dollar sewing maohines for ten dol-nfttioD at oU- And s te was determined to lars was in the same line of cold-blooded robbery by the wholesale. This wonderful sheet seemed to hare taken tbe whole country by storm. The servile legislation of Congress for the last I ovthicallv venerable Dartv has never seen ! who is familiar with every work in his nytbing equal to it. It beats all of his , library and the ran of its contents. When liary of remarkable events and all his he wants a reference she gets the book and iotch?a on beech trees. The snow varied a depth from eight to twelve inches, and 11 the faoo of tbe earth looked like a gen- ine snow picture. m Li Kwei is the nanietof the Heathen 'hiuee who is going to publish a work on uierioa in fonr volumes. 'If he bad con- llted us about it we should have advised im to condense his work in one volume; lat is, if he expects anybody in this seo- on of America to buy or read it As a general thing our people are too busy to d more than one Chinese book on the time subject- The people all over the South are sorry scanse Wade Hampton broke his leg. But -e part ef Wade Hampton's anatomy that it e Southern people have taken the most tack in is his head. That is a repository of ideas and a nursery of broad scht men, the loss of which would be a severe blow to the South and the country. There is no man in America from whom we expect more than from Wade Hampton. The inhabitants of this latitude are not fortified thoroughly with Know-shoes and snow-sleds. Nevertheless, it is difficult for the weather to get up a freak .which will catch all the denizens of Jackson napping. On last Sunday while the streets wen whitewashed with a coat of "beautiful now" a foot thick the were quite a num ber of bones harnessed to sleds and the Jingling of aleigh-bells would have remind ed the Norwegian or Maireite of his cws country. points it ont to him instantly. A daughter like her is worth having. But you can't convince the average parent that it is ne cessary for a daughter to have any real sense. Nor can yon convince the average marriageble male youth that a girl ought to be able to do anything. The more helpless the girls are the more are they beloved; and the lesa they know about anything which could be put to aotual use the better chance they have for getting married. Wade Hampton has succeeded in wading through. A HEW RELIGION. Tbe New York Sun has a lot of corres- pondenta who want somebody to invent a new religion, though the Bun itself does not heartily indorse the idea. When we come to reflect that the world already has severJ thousands of different kinds of re ligion, and that the Christian religion itself is divided into almost an infinity of differ ent sects " difficult to see the necessity for a new one. It wonld seem that there re enough in vogue to suit almost any pos alble shade of religious belief. And even if another was invented it would have to run the .same ehanoes of being perverted by en worthy followers and expounder. The boobls it not so much, after all, in the re ligion as in the practio. The religion of the New Testament of the Christians, if faithfully studied and practiced, would bring evea to this world a millennium of happiness, to say nothing of what it would An tnr in iB a,, ne,t. twenty years in the interest of the bond holders and moneyed rings, the tendency of which has been st eadily to make the rich richer and the poor poorer, had built up a powerful current of dissatisfaction aud hostility to this injustice and inequality, And this sentiment only needed proper guidance and moderation to become the ruling sentiment of the land. But the Advooate prostituted it to the base arts of deceit, hypocracy and robbery. It rallied such men as Dennis Kearney, of California, and Ben Butler, of Massachusets. It de stroyed the respectability of the party and killed it, aud now it goes out in its own ignominy. However, for the litre being, it took like hot cakes and spread like wild fire. Clubs from everywhere poured in upon it until its circulation was claimed to be about 800, 000. It was the wonder of the epoch. Everybody bad a curiosity to read a little of it to see if possible how so much paper oould be furnished for so little money. The paper, of courso, never had any in fluence except for evil. All swindles and cheats tend only to disaster in the long run. But the unsophisticated public were sorely puzzled to find out how a three dollar news paper could be made for two bits, or a seventy dollar s wing machine could be sold for ten dollars. They looked upon the Ad vocate as the harbinger of a new era when all the literature a man could devour for twelve months could be bought for twenty- five cents with a sewing machine thrown in. It was a puzzle. It was a huge mystery one of those things "thit no fellah oould ever find out" Nevertheless it was simple, and here is the solution : Taking the Ad vocate's own figures when it run up to 800,- 000 Tubscribers at 25 cents each, it had re-, eeived tOO.OOO from that source, and then it suddenly dropped its list There was money in the operation. When it received hundreds, perhaps thousands of Postoffioe orders for cheap sewinff machines, teaa. mvcrosooDea. eta - it returned to the anxious applicants none splendid old rye whisky, and I- of these cheap and useful articles, but "Now Trotter, you are talking," inter. made all this money clear. Could any rupted Dease, "ITl go for you., have a nomination as a nomination was he only thing that would satisfy him in his id age, he sought and obtained it where it I as offered. What good reason can the t immercial offer for objecting to this cturse, or what exouse does it give the Cttinieraial for stigmatizing Gen. Reuben Da-is as "the meanest man in Mississippi ?' i 1 1 A 3TB un inspired by the late extraordi uarj snow storm runs thus : 'V wll-led hog routed up In hi tf nod dropppd a regretful tear 1 1 e Bcsutiful 8now bu come,' be .aid, nd slaying will won be here.' " SeveU'i years ago CoL O. C. Dease, of Jasper foiuity, was a regular delegate to every IAmtoratic State Convention, and as he waitl t recognized spokesman of the East, his iniuence was very great in the selection df candidates. No man was mors profoundly impressed with this faot than Judge TrotVr, who had conceived a yearn. ing for the tfftoe of Governor. The two were riding Song the highway side by side upon their btrses, their destination being the State CapUl to attend a State Conven tion, when Judte Trotter opened on Col onel Dease as fellows : Dease, I havtaa idea of submitting my name to the Convention for Governor. You are a big Man in State Conventions, and I want you tohelp me." No response fron) Dease. "Dease," oontintc-d Trotter, "if I get tbe nomination 111 . htve the finest levees and th finest wines fad the nicest eating for my friends yon htve ever seen in tbe mansion." y Unbroken silence o t i part of Dease. "Dease," persisted tie Judge, "you en joy good eating and dai king. I tell you IU have the finest branch of Champagne and the sappiest roasts yau ever feasted on." v "Git np here," observed Colonel Dease to his horse, at the same tin giving him a kick. Trotter was a man of per reran oe, and he made one more onslaught npon his non committal companion. "I tell you what Dease," ye resumed, "if yon will go for me, IU hare under the bed when you eome to see a jug of Most of our readers have probably al ready gleaned from other newspaper soui cea information of the fact that the late Anno Domini has passed off; and, furthermore, that we have fairly entered npon the year 1879. The nswsDaDers are deserving of great praise for keeping the people adv sed of the periodical out-going and In-coming of the years. The date of The Comet's visitation, however,' makes it unnecessary for us to offer gratulations to its great host of friends in reference to the matter. The present year, 1879, opens auspici ously, and we descry promises for the futuie calculated to encourage ns all. In the first place we have had, what all the people have been praying for, several cold snaps of weather which will freeze out the germs of yellow fever that may possibly have been left lurking amoi.jj us by the late epidemic and prepare the ground for bet ter crops. Here is abundant cause for hope fulness, and for devout gratitude to Almighty God. With health assured, we can count as a people upon getting upon the direct road to prosperity during the present year. Among the reasons why we may oount ou this, are these : 1. The adjustment and solidity of onr political situation Under tbe just and liberal administration of the Democratic J party in Mississippi, race-clashes have dis appeared from the State, riots are unknown, and insubordination to law unheard of, ex cept in individual instances. The confi dence of all classes is restored, and all the people feel safe now in moving forward and maturing their plans for future develop ment '1 hey are satisfied uow to take root in the soil and look for profit in slow, nat ural and sure growth. It was not so a few years ago under a different administrate Then all was dissatisf iction, turmoil job Dery and uncertainly. Tue people jener- ally calculated only upon what one year would bring forth. They lived euiihati cally from hand to mouth, and devoted their energies to the production of the one staple which cou!d always be converted into cash. They planted no trees, bocauso they hardly expected to stay here long enough for them to grow. They raised scarcely any stock because they expected it to be stolen. They omitted all improvements upon their f urns and homesteads because thoy felt that if the alien and rapine rule continued, it was only a question of time for the virtual confisca tion of their estates. It was a great thing to wrench the State from the hands of party which brought such a freeze upon the hopes of the people and such a blight npon every material interest. Happily there is no obstacle of this kind to contend against now. 2. The era of Shylockism and skin-flint- ism and legalized robbery practised upon a huge portion of the producing oommunity has in a measure lost its grip. Money lenders, and the dealers ii doeds of trust, have di-played a few grains of con-cience, and are, for the most part, satisfied w th something less than 25 per cent for the use of money or 200 per eent on the cost of goods. There are vastly fewer mortgages than heretofore. Men have learned the nature of a mortgage in the hands of a shyster, and they have loarned to set a new value npon their homes. Consequently less farms are under mortgage, aud im mensely less money has been expended in the production of the crop. As a whole the farmers are freer from debt and have corn in their cribs. We have been preach ing zealously for ten years to hammer into their heads the wholesome doctrine of put ting corn in their cribs. They have got corn, and, as a natural onto me of ths corn, more of everything else than they had. Now there is nothing to prevent a decided improvement in their condition. 3. The settlement of values and the im provement of th publio and Individual cr. dit Our State bonds at 8 per eent are worth a small premium. Auditor's war rants are equal to gold in every p irt of the State. Everybody seems inclined to turn over a new leaf, to quit wildcat specula tions and look tbe problem of life square in the face, and to p ace a sounder estimate upon his abilities and the facilities within his command. He can make a for safer calculation and intends not to over-crop himself and break.down with overgorge- ment So after all, notwithstanding the New Year has passed, the time when this duty ought to have been performed, we con gratulate the whole peop'e of Mis issippi npon their improved prospects. The newspapers of this State have long since learned to let Maj. Harper, of the Ok olona States, alone on the fundamental principles involved in the resolutions of '98. He has slashed them all out on the immuta bility oi Burbonism. But he hits found a simple-minded editor away up in Iowa, with whom he is now conducting an able news paper discussion upon the dictrine of State rights and the right of seces ion. We may not agree with Harper, but we are bound to admire his pluck and persever ance. Gen. Wibt Adams visited our city early last week, and made many sales of the Life of Gen. A. S. Johnston, for which he is the general agent for the State. We have not read the book, though we doubt not all the handeome encomiums lavished upon it by the press are fully deserved. When Albert Sidney Johnson fell at Shiloh the Confederacy fell. He was the greatest j general the South had, and to him was properly entrusted the defense of the main entrance to our citadel. Had ho lived there would have been no Grant, and there would have been an independent Confederate States. But suoh are the inscrutable work ings of Fate. He was cut down at the very moment of the grandest triumph of his life, and the fruits or his great victory melted away. In Pike county soon after tbe surrender a colored brother enjoyed the honors and emoluments of the office of Justice of the Peace in the Holmesville district by ap pointment from Diotator Ames. His early education had been neglected and he was not familiar with the hieroglyphics used in chirography that is to eay, he had omitted to learn how to write or read iu his young days, and when he grew to manhood tbe cares of State were suddenly thrust upon him and he didn't have time to learn. Bat he was a smart man for all that. No body knew that he didn't know a from izzard, and it was no part of his official duties to go about telling people what he knew or what be didu't know. IB a leg'il proceed ing, however, there at length arose a neces sity for his signature. Here was a dilem. ma wholly unprovided for Hy the Ioyp.l League. The party that made him free and opened the road to official grandeur had neglected to construct their laws in a way so that an honorable Justice of the Peaoe oould avoid the necessity of signing his name to a document. What was he tq do ? Whoever had such an uroomfortable predicament ? But he mastered the emers gbney. "Capting," says he, addressing the Sheriff, "Captin ;, will you be kind enough to sign my name to that ar docymont. I'm a leetle nervious dis mornin." MERE HENTIO.V. The Philadelphia Times calls Donn Piatt, "the gold-headed American blue jr.y of journalism." Talmage is to be lighted by elfotricity. Boston Post. Why? Has his gas given out? Philadelphia Bulletin. Wm . Astor, who has the largest yacht iu the world, is practicing in the harbor of Jacksonville, Fla. The new York Commercial Advertiser regrets to learn that in Canada the other day "the Empress of India was drunk standinGj." We want this country to understand that George Washington was elected Sheriff of Bay county, Mich., while Andrew Jackson represents Chippewa couuty. Detroit Free Press. Well, sir, why didu't you tell us that be fore our friend out on Chunky Creek threw away his voto on Andrew Jackson for President. J. D. Websteb, a tolored man, of Washington county, announces himself as a candidate for the office of Clerk of the Chancery Court to fill the un expired term of A. W. Shadd. (8ubjoct to any action of the Democratic voters in Convention aaaembled.) We would remark that Webster was, a few years ago, one of the most prominent Bepub- Ueans In the river district, and exerted a couslder- able influence among bis. brethren of the colored persuasion. He recognises that the safety and hap piness of hia race is best promoted bv co-operatiug with the Democratic party. Tazoo City Herald. And we would remark that if Webster The Good Time Retuhnino to tue West. The Detroit Freo Press says : "There is something wonderfully cncouragiDg in the improved aspect of business, as shown very sig niflcantly by the holiday trade. Very largely the purchases made at this season of the year are made from the surplus or the profiis of the people ; and the unwonted activity of trade, when compared with the trado of recent years, indicates unmis takably that the tide has turned and the people are again producing more than they consume, instead of living, as they have done so long, from hand lo mouth." . Already the press people are carping at Gov ernor Stoue because the Trustees have selected Starkville as the location for tliu Agricultural and -Meclmnical College. Why not Starkvlllo? .Sev eral other towns competed and Starkvlllo ottered the highest indueemouls, and, is in Mississippi why not gi e it to Slark.ille? When Gov. stone shall get a c-.llrge for eicry county, and give the unhappy, faull-hnding editors full charge, at fat salaries, ho will he a bigger man than Fitzhugh, iu t!u( eyes nf chronic grum blers. Port Gibson nevielle. But the joke about the Slurkvilln mutter is that Governor Stoii'i steadily aud por- sUtenlly voted aud nrjjuod for the oth.-r place. However, if tliu "chrome. f;:-iiui- blers " cau find nothing e-lse to pilch into Governor Stone about why not let them take up this "SlnrUvilie outrage." There is about us much truth and sense iu th it as ... . in anything else they have vet nr"c,l him. ag.iinst A few years ago Liucolu county hud no existence, and the town of Brookhavcu was a side issue iu county government nu in tegral part of Lawrence, but felt that she was aboUi. the biggest thing in the couuty. A party from Brookhaven had applied to the Board of Supervisors at ilouticeilo, for license to retail. Upon the question of gi anting the license an intricate aud prolonged discussion arose. The Pearc'i Creek member and the member from Pos- -sum Neck were in favor of the proposition and supported it in long arguments design ed to show that if the town of Brookhaven wanted a retailing institution, tue towu of ' Brookhaven ought to contribute somethicg to the county treasury for the privilege. At that time, however, the law regulating licenses to retail did not sustain the view: of the members from Pearch Creek anil recognizes this very important faot it would be a sensible thing in the Demo- Possum Neck, which-the President proceed, oratic party of Washington, to give hira all ed to point out with force and vigor, as ful- proper encouragement in it. It is tne truth and the real key to the solution of the race problem. Democrats owe the ool oied peoplo protection. They have pledged it, and we have yet to see the first deliber ate attempt "n the part of anybody who had a right to speak fo: the party to go back on tbe pledge. The Democrats will protect the oolored citizens in their right of franchise from their own so-called political friends. The Democrats will protect them from the maohiuations of these so-called fl-ierult against any further complications which involves a olaah of race, and the in evitable destruction of themselves. We do not pretend to say what the Dsmooratic party of Washington county ought to do with Webster. But, if he is a deserving man and competent to discharge the duties of the office to which he aspires, we think would be a graceful and eminently proper thing in them to give his claims a fair and equal consideration with any other person who may offer. Mr. Mapleaon married Maria Bose, and he is both her husband and manager. An unnatural relation. rot. CLAIBORNE'S 1IISTORT. Aa the bee lingers around iu hire, even afur it has been sacked and pillaged, M I return, in By declining years, to my native place and mj an. cstral acres." So beautifully writes the venerable Clai borne to tbe Paulding Herald. And he adds: I am, as yoa know, writing the History at Muwissippi. For three aKmlha I kar I upended work to (ire U Moaaeary ttmtloa to my btul- but Ua a week I shall be, at any deak at Nau-h- ea, aad shall then remain nntil the task la Ink had. Mr friends, ftowerar, moat be patient. I eanaot apin this work ont of any brain, or wear It front the imagination ; but ererf noo Brat bo kaasd on facta, and the facta require tuno, labor aad n-acarch.' Mtbj, Cube Giines sued for a big slice of New Orleans, sixty-seven years ago. The lawyers managed to keep "the case" agoing until last year. ThU extraordinary prolongation of the suit was done in the interest of Shukspeare, an Englishman, to cive a foroible illustration of ITanilet's complaint against "the laws delays-" If a woman wants to win a city or any consider able part of a city by a suit at law the most have pluck, patience and pcrsever ance. Myra 0. Gaines had these qualities, and we are gratified that she came out win der at last But we dnn't know whether we are going to Ins pleased or not at her at tempt to recover the SUites of Louisiana and Arkansas, with a beH of Mississippi, nnder an old Spanish grant It seem9 to u that if she has got New Orleans, she onght to let the mrnl districts go in peace. AocoBDixo to Lockyer everything is made ont of hydrogen, aud according to Bob Ingersoll the world was made ont of i nothing. Here's a conflict Bnt not such I a conflict as might be supposed, for hydro- I Da. M. 8. Caarr, of Jackson,' has lx-en sen it about as near nothing as can well be ' one of the yellow fever experts, , , , , . . v i j j i by the Commission. This wai a very pro, got at, and both theories may hold good m ' ,ptK,illtment, Dr. Craft tj. .i1 the Cienoo, uuwcrrr ure waller mar turn ua lows : "Gentlemon," said the President, "t! is discussion is all out of order. It don't tech the law of the case. It jumps clean over the pint in question. There ain't no use for gentlemen to waste their eloquence agin the law's bulwarks. The law sais that every incorporated town of a thoussud inhabitants MU have the right to grant or not to grant a license to retail whisky. Now if this party from the town of Broothavon wants a license a sell whisky by the smr.il, then itjs his duty to apply to the Mnior of the town whoever die may ue." The discussion closed. The argument of the President was irresistable, aud tho Brookhaven seeker after a license to retail had to go to the "Mayor" of the town,wuo ever she then happened to be. VICE PREMItE.VT I LAltKK. Tne East Cairo boys are again in luck. J. C. Clarke, Vice President and General Manager Mis sissippi Central Railroad, sent $165 to be divided, $20 each to the two incline engineers, 10 each to the two firemen on same, llo each to the two head awitcbtnen, $12 50 each to the two assistant switch men, 10 teach to the two ear lepairers, aud Slo each to the two telegraph operator.. Mr. Clarke, in his letter accompanying these presents says, in aubstance, it was not tbe amount, but he wished to Show his appreciation of carefulness and strict at tention to the Incline duties, an.! ul-o thanked tlirm on behalf of the officers of the company. It Is seldom we see or h-ar of such epis-sii as th if, and coming from the head of so larc a ceipontion as the Mississippi Central, shuws th.it c inp:'.tiy lias the right men in the ifclit plaei-s. The leen at East Cairo highly appreciate Mr. Harke's h:iiiilsnie gift and are loud in praise of his gel er-isity and goodnciw. Cairo Argus. Mr. Clarke is given to tricks of that kind. He has captured tbe people i f Louisiana and Mississippi by a stream of liiicr lity during the dark period of their distress, and his management of his great railway line is marked throughout, from tine tLd to the other, by a course of impartiality, justice and public spiritedtiess which u.ake all tbe people think it a lurkr circumstance that plaoed this grand railroad highway un der his oo nana and. practice. head of his profession I Yazoo City Herald. Misticwippt..