Newspaper Page Text
It. II. HKSRV. Editor and Proprietor Office Ixducr Building# Cherokee Ht. II KOOK »•**■**• VllSiW . THURSDAY. JULY THE 15th, 1880. DEMOCRATIC TICKET Fob President. Cen.W.S. Hancock, Of Pennsylvania. Fob Vice President, Hon. W.H. English. Of Indiana. For CnBlirrm Jlh Iliotrlcl. CHAS. E. HOOKER. of Hinds countv. Subject lo me action ol the Demo cratic Convention-___ For Ceosrew-Sth EMatrlcl. A,.' McLAURIN. Hankin County. Subject to the action of the Demo cratic Convention. _ EDITORIAL ITEMS. A colored Hancock club has been formed in Richmond, Va. The Brandon Republican has otir thanks for its good advice. Titei.o has a population of one thousand and eight persons. Finance will regulate iffcelf and the Greeubackers cannot help it. Yazoo Gity wants a draw bridge over the river there, to cost $18,000. Col. Pelton, nephew ot S. J. 1 il* den died in New York on the 8th inst. Now look for the fasting maina, si nee being inaugurated by Dr. Tanner. The New York Herald publishes a two column cable about the Czar s new yacht. Hkadlauuii, the lnlulei, nas uum admitted to his seat in the English House of Commons. The Congressional Convention for tliis district will be held at Hazle hurst next Monday. On arriving home from Cincin nati Gen. Walthal was received with distinguished honors. The Greenback idea is a bugaboo to frighten grown up children. There is nothing in it. It is announced that the Missis sippi College will have a military department next session. A telegram from llaudsboro says ‘ — Hooker spoke there on the 10th iust., and that the coast is solid for him. A widow lady, a Mrs. Underwood, was hooked and butted to death in 4. Scott county, a few days ago, by a cow. Modest is a virtue Weaver does not possess. He wants to be Presi dent, and is going around telling the people so. The (In-enbackers have an unde ^_lined idea that the millenium will come when the country is flooded with paper money. Thebe were eighty deaths from sun stroke in New York within the twenty-tour hours ending on the af ternoon of July 1st. | ^Tiie Governor has appointed J. D. Burke, IS. A. Matthews and W. 11. Yeandle, Commissioners of Elec tion for Pike county. The cotton worm has made its appearance on almost every planta tion on the Mississippi river between New Orleans and Natchez. The Greenback party is going to pieces. Peter Cooper and other sensible men of the party say they w ill support Hancock lor President. In referring to the candidates foi the Presidency, the Aberdeen Ex aminer savs it cannot call to mind the name of the Greenback candi date. Mu. Tii.den is reported to havt contributed *100,000 to the Demo cratic campaign fund. Augustus Belmont and Henry Hilton havt each beeu as liberal. A report having gone out that Jere Black wrote Hancock’s letter addressed to Gov. Pease, Mr. Black has written an article stating that he never saw' the letter till he read it in print. t >. T.. ......... P li.to imQimi. VWII.I '' »- * • • " -— —— o ed that position on the Supreme Court Bench, anil is succeeded by Hon. 11. .11. Chalmers. Judge George will continue on the bench till he takes li'rs seat as Senator. Tiie Mahoue men in Virgina have put out an electoral ticket in opposi tion to that of the regular Democra cy. Mahone and his followers are as mean a set as the Radicals who used to rob the people of the South. Gen. S. F. Cauv, the Greenback candidate for Vice President four years ago, congratulates General Hancock on his ndmination for President, and expressed the hope and conviction Athat he will be elected. After sitting and wrangling two days at Vicksburg, the Republican Convention nominated J. R. Lynch, colored, as the candidate from the Sixth District. He was nominated on the eighty-fifth ballot. Harmo ny in the Republican ranks isathing of the past. \V. \V. Hoskins, former editor of a Greenback paper in Corinth, has •Inserted the weak party, and is now aummncod as one of the editors of the Lexington Advertiser, a Demo cratic paper. People join the Green back party, look into its nonsensical notions and quit it in disgust. Some few of the papers head the National ticket Democratic Conser vative ticket. The useless appen dage “conservative'’ was not recog nized in the National Convention, aud we don't see why it should be hiuck on by newspapers. Plain J>. •mocracy is good enough. , ■ ■_- - - - THE (OUHEBT BILL Weaver, the nominee of theGreen •ackers for President, is the author i >f tliat most infamous measure mown as the Soldiers’aud Sailors’ •ill, and which the party endorses. I'hat hill takes the ground that the fankee soldiers and sailors, the nen who fought us during the war, verc paid in greenbacks instead of rold when greenbacks were worth •illy about fifty cents on the dollar, do now wants a Democratic Con tress to make an appropriation to •ay the United States soldiers and tailors a balance sufficient to make heir salaries equal to gold at the die time. Should tlie couutry ever witness such a calamity as a Green jack President and Congress, that •ill will be passed. To settle this jack pay, which is unreasonable aud iinjust, it would take more millions •f dollars than the South owns, and ihe sum must be raised by tax on the people. Such a tax would ruin everybody aud bankrupt the coun try. It would bear heavily alike up on every one. Should it ever be passed, all contractors who supplied the United States Government du ring the war could, and would, just ly come forward and demand their share of back pay. Millions and] millions of claims would be present ed and trouble would multiply with each. Will Southern Democrats join a party headed by a man who advo cates such a measure as the soldiers’ aud sailors’ bill? II inert; n » wiuc Democrats should be true to their party, that time has arrived. There is no reasonjfor them to denounce the Democratic party for not correcting the abuses of the Republicans, aud seek redress with Greenbackers. Remember the Democrats have not been in power within twenty years. Roth branches of Congress, it is true, are Democratic, but a Republi can occupies the Presidential chair, 'to which he was never elected, and Democrats have been unable to undo the work of the Republican party. They have tried it time aud again, with what result? Every bill they have passed, looking to a correc tion of the evils of the dominant party, has been met with a Presi dential veto. There has been a per fect deadlock in Congress for the last two years. The Democrats have only been able to prevent the pas sage of other bad measures—they have never had the power to undo those now in existence. It is not fair to charge that the Democratic party has (ailed to make good its promises to the peo ple since coming in power. It has not come in power; but if the Dem ocrats all over this broad laud, who voted for Tilden in 1870, will stand by the colors, prove true to them selves, their country aud firesides, March 4th, 1881 will witness the in stallatiou of Hancock as President ol the United States, and then reform will commence in earnest. Then will a new era down upon the Amer ican people; prosperity will smile on every section. NOT A SOLID NORTH. As the Republican leaders, those who take enough interest in the Presidential contest to work for Garfield, are preaching the solid North against a solid South, it may be interesting to our readers to know how solid the North was for the Re publican ticket in lS7f>. Tim following figures are taken from a Republican almanac. They show the exact difference in the strength of the two political parties in the twenty-two Northern States at the Iasi Presidential election; Tilde»». California. 76,465 79,261 Colorado (Presidential electors chosei by the Legislature) Connecticut ... 61.934 50.03s nun.os . 258.601 278,23*. 1 inliana .... 213.526 208.01] j, iv, . .. 112.099 171,32' K. i rises . 37,902 78.32; Uiii,if . 49,823 66,301 \f jasnehuselts . . . 108,777 150,06," Miclngau. 141,095 166,53, Mill,un-otts . 48,709 72,96; Nebraska . 17,554 31,911 Nevada. 9,308 10,38! New Hampshire .. 38,508 41.53! New J«*riev . 115,962 103,51; \\,w York .. .. 021.962 103,51; Ohio . 323,182 330,96! Oregon . 14,149 15.20! Pennsylvania. ... 369,158 384,12! ltiiode Island .... 10,712 15.78, Vermont. 20.354 44.09! Wisconsin . 123.927 130,66i Tutu I .2.670.595 2,918,75b 7’hcse figures show that there is not. ami never was, such a tiling as a solid Republican North. Though the Democrats carried hut lour out of the tweiitv-two .States, they [Kill ed 2,670,595 votes, or only 248,164 less than the Republicans in all the twenty-two Northern .States com bined. — ^ — ■ COTTON CROP I'p to June 30th the New Orleans ( 5 it ton Exchange had received ad vices Iron) thirty-five counties in Mississippi regarding the cotton crop. 7’iie weather during June is r.'jk.rtcd as having been fuvorable up to the 20th, after which too much rain, although a few upland counties report very dry, and com pares favorably with last year. Pwenty-iwo counties report no lands abandoned—thirteen counties report from slight amount to five per cent abandoned, owing to recent rains and grassy; stands reported good, blooming and forming well. The present condition is good, and compares favorably with last yeay. Tin-re is some complaint that recent rains have caused trto rapid growth, r ist and blight. Deports from oth er .States show the crop to be about the same as last year. HANCOCK AND ENGLISH We to day present the the pictures of the’ Democratic candidates for President anij Vice President, Han cock and Eng lisli. . TJh.tfi; ure noble, manly faces, and should command the re-pec! mid devotion of every per.-oo jytyo looks mjmiu them. A PLEASANT ROUTE. To the dwellers of the flat lands >f the South there can be no more dcasing surprise than that which trends the eye from time to time on -he line of the roael to Cincinnati, ».y way of Meridian, through to Chattanooga,over the|Alabama Great Southern, and thence to the Queen City of the West, via the Cincinnati Southern Railway. About one hundred miles south »fChattauooga the range of Lewkout Mountains strikes the traveler’s eye, and up the narrow valley lying be tween this and . e Sand Mountains, a range little inferior in their majes tic proportions, runs the A. «fe C. road, as it is familiarly known, or the Alabama Great Southern, as it is more properly called. One never tires in gazing at this magnificent panorama as the train runs through the valley until it lands under the shadow of that monster, Lookout peak, two thous and feet above the level of the sea, which looks down in awful,grandeur upon the city of Chattanooga. Quick time, clean and comfortable cars and polite conductors, are essential: requirements with the directory of this road. . From Chattanooga to Cincinnati, over the Southern Railway, the scenery is diversified and splendid beyond description. Photographic pictures can give but a feeble outline or idea of the picturesque valley and river Emory, or the East Tennessee country. The daslyng river, whose roar is heard above the clatter of the cars and the snort of the iron horse the precipitous mountain Wanks clothed with luxuriant verdure frou the water's edge to where they seen to touch the clouds; the long, darl tunnels, thirty in number, througl which with the speed ofligtuiugtln trains dash in and out; the tall iroi bridges over rivers with rocky cliffs the beautiful villages, the shy cotta ges, that nestle in the bosom of tin mountains' side, altogether frame ; picture in the traveler’s mind whicl can never be erased. But after leav iug East Tennessee, the scene chan ges as if by magic. You enter tin famous blue grass region of Ken tucky, the like of which is not to bi met with anywhere else in this coun try. Its fertility and beauty, it wealth and plenty, constitute tin highest type of American civiliza tion, and must be seen to b»“ under stood and appreciated. This road charged only two cent per mile for several weeks before am after the meeting of the late Demc cratic Convention, and its spleudii coaches and tine machinery was evi dently taxed to its utmost capacity This road is eijual to any in Ameri c»_ It is ballasted with solid am unadulterated stone, and the move ment of the train is scarcely percep tible to the passenger if he shuts hi eyes. FORNEY ON HANCOCK. Jno. W. Forney says he is “onl; one of the army of Republicans wh will vote for Gen. Hancock.” H says many Republicans of Philadel phia call upon him to say that the; would be ashamed of themselves i after their words of praise am thanksgiving for the salvation o Philadelphia from fire and rebel con tributions in 1803, they should no\ vote against the man who did mos of the work. If Hancock was liked little better than others, it was be cause while he fought like a lion fo the old flag, he never denied that h was a Democrat. mm -— Ik our Republican brethren of th press go on for a mouth as they hav since June 24th, they will begin t speak of “that traitor 77aneock.” I the last few days the General’s mill tarv abilities and achievements hav ; been belittled, probably because n ' other point of attack can be foune The traitor and secession charge i will come next, and when they com 1 what will the soldicrsjof the Army c . the Potomic have to say abou it? They all know him, trust hint | and admire him. Through th 1 whole war Brigadier Generals am Major Generals came to that army i fought or pretended to tight, resign ed, were discharged, or otherwis left it, but Hancock remained fron first to last, always foremost ii fight, and always the friend of thos with whom he was associated. Con. John Nelson, of Jackson died there on the 10th inst., am burled on Sunday by the Knight Templar of Vicksburg and Jackson Col. Nelson was a man of many ox eelleut traits of character, and dis pensed charity with a liberal hand tor of the hotel bearing his name and all of his numerous guests wil remember Ids cheerful dispositioi and hearty laugh, his brilliant wit ready repartee and anecdotes. Hip the good old man is gone, and has carried to his grave the kind re raembrance of a host of people Peace to his soul, ----• - The Philadelphia Times, Indulges in unpardonable levit)' in speaking of such a serious matter as the can didacy of Jas. B Weaver for tlu Presidency. Here are some of its recent remarks: “It is not Haucock nor Garfield who is to be the ncxl President. It is Wearer. Weavoi says so himself, and he ought U know. And the Warwick who is tc create this astonishing administra tion is none else tl.un f l)e Rev. Dc La Matyr. Weaver is authority fin this statement also. Hurrah foi Weaver and What’s-his-nanje ” If you want to elect Garfield ant] keep in power his rotten, corrupt old party four years more, Just vote foi him direct. There is no use to takt Weaver into consideration. A voti for the Greenback champion, is a vote for Garfield, with his besmirch ed record. DESERTING REPUBLICANS Senator Blaine and Secretary Sher man have definitely agreed to speak 1 for Garfield and Arthur. Senators i Conkling and Cameron are in poor : health at this time. Logan, having ■ been made a sort of Deputy Chair man of the Radical National Com mittee, with headquarters in Chica go, is expected to manage afi'airs in ■ that section. Isn’t his selection “boss” a pleasant contrivance induce unanimity and order among Western Republicans, and especial ly Illinois Republicans? It is cer tain the Senator, as manager, will . charm the Farwell’s and other Rad icals who denounced him so bitter- , ly a month ago. .Senator Carpen ter has not been heard from since the Garfield nomination. Other of the eminent men of the party are equally silent. On the whole, the prospect for any General enthusi asm for Garfield, is far from encour aging. On the other hand, there is not in the country a disaffected or lukewarm Democrat of prominence. They are all for the ticket and will work for it. rTHE~CABINET. .How would the following Cabinet do for President Hancock? Secretary of State—S. J. Tildeu, of New York. .Secretary of the Treasury—Thos. F. Bayard, of Delaware. Attorney General—A. G. Thur man, of Ohio. Secretary of the Interior—Thos. A. Hendricks, of Indiana. Postmaster General—Gov. Hub bard, of Texas. Secretary of War—W. R. Morri son, of/lliuois. .Secretary of the Navy—E. John Ellis, of Louisiana. The New Orleans Times has an account of the killing of James Smith by a Mr. Williams, in Amite county, Miss., though we learn the killing occurred in St, Helena par ish, La. The two were brothers-in law. The report says ttiey were out squirrel hunting, and met at a 1 place where Smith had whipped 1 Williams some years ago. Smith at once fired at Williams, wounding him with buckshot, and then re treated, Williams pursuing and tir ing at him with small shot until he fell. He died in a few hours after. Hancock’s friends have gone into the campaign with the determina tion of succeeding. In New York, on the 10th inst., a meeting was held of soldiers of the war. at which j the National Hancock Veteran As l soeiation was organized. Gov. Mc . Clellan, and other prominent soldi l ers were present. It was decided to . establish clubs in all the Northern and Western States composed of soldiers and sailors, irrespective of [ party, who intend to vote for Han . cock. Tiie Clarion, whose editor attend * ed the Cincinnati Convention and did what he could to further the nomination of Hancock, says that while several hundred thousand dol * lars would not more than cover the J expenses of some of the Presidentia. - asnirauts before the Cincinnati ’ Convention, it is a singular fact f that the entire expenses of the cam 1 paign made for Gen. Hancock by f his friends, did not amount to - one thousand dollars. j — t Col. W. II. McCabule is auuounc t ed as the editor of the Vicksburg Commercial. There is no better r editor in the South than Col. Mc , Cardie. He has inscribed his name high on the scroll. No one will more oladlv welcome his return to -j n journalism than this writer, if he would not have voted for Tilden. ' Under his control the Commercial 1 will be read and appreciated for its merit. a a * • A movement is on foot to organ • ize the veteran soldiers of the Union 4 and Confederate armies, irrespec 3 tive of politics, into a solid support f of General Hancock for President, t The new organization is called the > Hancock Veteran Association, and 3 Its promoters say that the move 1 ment is entirely removed from poli . tieal associations or the control of • politicians. For real impudence and cheek, ! commend us the piano inauufactur , ers of Hold Hiuglaud. One of these linns has been kind enough to write us a letter enclosing a description of the prizes It has received at all the expositions in the world. It the public and to be kind enough to mail it a paper. Please excuse us -- M. M, Cuming and J, I,. Mosbv became involved in a difflculty in Aberdeen last week, and several pistol shots were fired. Mosby was badly, and Cuming slightly, wound ee. G. J. Buchanan, who was sev eral paces away from the parties, was struck by a bullet which passed through his right leg. --«»•» What has puzzled the wisest men of the country, finance, is solved by every now Greenbacker in five min utes, Kven some of the darkles, wdio do not know a letter, can toll you all about the question, and they can explain it as well as Weaver, or other leaders of the new organiza tion. §)W4TQK Bayard will canvass Wcw York, Pennsylvania, Ohio aqd Indiana for Hancock aud English. He considers Gen. Hancock as good a constitutional lawyer as there is anywhere, and that he will make an honest, Sfti'ajghtftp'ward, constitu tional Presidcijt. ----- Spoil men as Charles Adorns, Ly man Trumbull, David A. Wells, Judge Hoadley, David Davis, Gen. Jolm M. Palmer, B, Gratz Brown, ex-Gov. Curtin—all prominent Re publicans until 1872—are among the most active champions of Han cock and Democracy. THE GHEEHBA0KEH8. The Greenback State Executive Committee held a meeting iu Jack j iou ou the 7th iusl., aud adopted a ] ‘esolution “that the consideration ' if all propositions looking to a uoa ( esence with the Democratic or Re- i publican parties beiudetinitely post- j poned.” Au electoral ticket was | ippointed, by way’ of amusement, i ;ind wo learn is headed by Gen. Reu- ( ben Duvis, of Monroe, aud W. VV. ; McLeod, colored, of Hinds, for the 1 Hate at large. Extremes have met. iVho would have believed, until re •eutly, that Gen. Davis would have roue oil au electoral ticket with a larky. It is believed that the 3reenbackers knew it would not be silicy to make it publicly known hey would coalesce with the Re publican party, but each aud every member of the organization is to do ill in his power to get darkies tojoiu Jieui. They need votes and will ac jept any kind. The Greenback candidate for President never expected to solicit the votes of old Confederate soldiers or he never would have introduced in Congress the bill to give Yankee soldiers enough back pay to make their salaries equal to gold. No true /Southern man or good Demo crat will sanction such au infamous aud outrageous measure.. You, newly Hedged Southern Greeubaekers, you who are opposed to National banks aud bloated bond holders, do you know your leader, Weaver, wants the country to pre sent to Yankee soldiers several ad ditional millions of dollars lor the service they rendered during the war in helping to whip you? Will you belong to such a party ? Weaver is now exmuiuug uim sclf iu Alabama. We have no ree olleetiou of another candidate for the Presidency making stump speeches in his own interest before. Weaver is a demagogue and will be properly condemned in November. The dignity of the President’s office ought to be upheld. Judge George declined to speak at the ratification meeting iu Noxu bee county, as he does not think it proper for him to actively engage iu polities while holding the office of Judge. We think he is right, and commend his example. We would ask Greenbaekers and others who who assert there is no difference between the Democratic and Republican platforms to read the article from the New York Her ald. It shows a very great differ ence. [[on. ('. K. Hooker, candidate for re-election to Congress from this district, will speak at Magnolia next Saturday. He authorizes us to say that a fair division of time will be allowed all opponents. Should money be scattered around like the Greenbaekers want it, it would be worth about five cents on the dollar, and what now costs one dollar, would then sell for twen ty. Where is the advantage? A case of yellow fever was taken to New Orleans on the 10th inst., by a ship from Rio Janeiro. The ship was ordered to the quarantine station and no fears are entertained of the fever spreading. Garfield 4lias written his letter accepting the nomination of the Re publican party for President. We have not time to review it this week. $700 was all the money spent in Cincinnati to raise the Hancock boom. The Field headquarters in the Gibson House alone cost $1,000. The editor of the Brandon Record is on a visit to Texas. In his ab sence the paper wi.l be edited by Mayor Jack. Ur. Tanner lias fasted tifteeu days and is as lively as a cricket. He says he will go forty days with out eating. Geo. W. Childs, of the Philadel phia Public Ledger and the biggest Grant man in the nation, is out for Hancock. — Col. F. A. Tvleu, editor of the Hoi, ly Springs South, was. some days ago, married to Mrs. Rosa M. Good love. Garfield is a bad fellow, and the papers show a disposition to remind the people of the fact, Jane Heard, colored, was killed by the cars at Fayette, a few days ago. The Jackson Republican is very much opposod to Hancock. Nat urally, Texas sent two new bales of cot ton to market on the 12th iust. Summit has social organization known as the Naud Rank Club. FoHNEr's papers, both dally, are supporting Hancock. ZhiE Wall street men are betting heavily on Hancock’s election. ———f mi *—— Robert Raises was tho founder of Sunday Schools, Presidential Electors. Chosen by the Demoorated State Con vention. For State at Larob—F. G. Barry, C. P. Neilsoo. Alternates—W. M. Inge T. L. McCaskill. For the Diltnote—}gt-*C, B. Mitchell. Alternate- W. S. Bates. 2d—G. D. Shands. Alternate—Thonii as Sprig lit. 3d—J. M. Ellis. Alternate—Wm. Price. 4th—Wm. H. Lnse. Alternate—Jo al P. Walker. 6th—Robert N. Miller. Alternate— 8eo. F. Webb. gth—James J*. Stokes. Alternate— Joseph Hirsh. Tre Birmingham Observer asks "aan my body tell us wbat sort of faith an Independent Pomoorat -believes inj”— Kx Ho Is supposed to believe In tho Greenback faith, lf*anybody kuows what that is. The Two Platform*. Whatever may be said ngaiuit the ! democratic platform it oanuot be de~ lied that it is an buuest and business ike document, and in this respect it is ’ery nnlike the bragging and blustering j tepuhliaan platform. There are hii- I [onbtedly, a great many voters to whom i he Democratic propositions will be un-- j welcome; voterH who do uot liko free , iliips; voters who are opposed to a tariff or revenue; voters who want more subs lidies, and who will, therefore dislike he Democratic declaration that the axes shall be spent only for public and lot for private objects, But it is t lie treat merit of tbe Democratic platform ;bat it says something; that it proposes ■eforins to which those who have benes lted by old nbusesfwill of course object, )ut which will relieve und benefit the jeople; that it courageously strikes at uouopolists, subsidy mongers and jobs jers. Naturally monopolists, jobbers ind subsidy mongers do not like it; but lien it was scarcely to be expected that hey would Those classes, who wish olive outlie taxpayers as they have oug done, prefer the Republican plat form, and they are right. That piut 'orm has nothing in it distasteful to ,hem. Where the Republican leaders lid uot think it prudent to encourage aouopoly they cautiously said noth ng, and their platform leaves tbe door >peu to uli the abuses, the extravagance md reckless waste of the taxes which iharacterized Republican legislation be fore the people put t;;e Democrats in loutrol of the House of Represeuta iives. It is often said that platforms mean lotbiug; but, id the present iustauoc, it lappeiis that the national platforms •epresent pretty accurately the spirit of die two parties. Tlie Republican plat form looks backward, the Democratic platform looks ahead. The Republican platform deala in appeals to old und mischievous sectional issues; the Dems Kiratic platform, though not perfect, is yet thoroughly national and not section al in its spirit. The Republican plat form favors or encourages monopolies the Democratic platform favors the tax uuyt'rJi—mi \Ve have spoken cf the 1) unocratic platform as an honest anil businesslike document, aud one proof of diis is that though much shorter lliau that of the Republicans it contains all that is good and pertinent in that and a great dial more besides. The Republicans iu a cumbrous paragraph speak for free edu cation, and »in another, equally cum brous and verbose, for separation of Church and State, The Democrats cover the same ground in one euergetic and clear senteucc, demanding “sepa^ ration of Church and State for the good of each; and common schools fostered and protected- The Republicans talk vaguely of protecting the libertiesof all; the Democrats boldly declare that “the right of free ballot is the right preserva tive of all rights, and must aud shall be maintained iu every part of the United States.” We have looked for some oth er points tor comparison, but the Re publican platform does not afford them. It is weak, shallow, wordy, purposes ly vague, and would make the fathers of the party blush with anger if they could read it in their graves; for those meu—the Sumners. Andrews, Giddings, Lovejoys—were not accustomed to the minciug gait and cautious verbosity of their successors. The Republicans declare that “com merce should be steadily encouraged.” which may mean anything or nothing; the Democrats declare manfully for “free ships and a living chance for American commerce on the seas and on the land,” which means something det imte. The Republicans sav timidly that “the credit acquired should never bo impaired;” the Democrats declare lor “honest money and the strict main tenance of the public faith, State .nd national,” which covers the wh >le ground without hesitation or timidity. The Republicans say in one section that “the reviving industries should be further promoted," aud iu another low er down, that,“the duties levied for the purpose of revenue should so discrimi nate as to favor American labor,” which may mean auything, and was evi ently written in the hope that it might catch iu one net the protectionists of Pennsyl vania and the free trade farmers of Illi* nois and the Northwest generally. It holds out a shadowy promise to both. The Democrats declare for “a tariff for revenue ouly; public money and public credit for public purposes solely,” and the party “pledges itself to protect the workingman alike against the cormo rants aud the commune.” There is the clear ring of honest purpose iu these words, which may alarm monopolists, but will reassure legitimate enterprise and honest labor everywhere. Even on the wretched Chinese question, where both platforms are, in our opinion, bad and uu-Americau, the Republicans halt and shuffle, while the Democrats are out-spoken. Mr. Faciug-both ways, who was evidently the author of the Republican platform, tells John China man that he must go—but he tells him with a snivel; he puts his arm lovingly around John before he stabs him; the Democrat bluntly, but definitely, tells him he shall not come here “except for travel, education or foreign commerce,” which bv the way, are the only purpo ses for which the Chinese allow Ameri cans to enter China. Finally, it must be admitted that there is'a little brag also in the Demo cratic platform, but it is on a point where the party has a rigid to boast of itself. It‘ has reduced the public ex penditures forty millions a year," say the Democrats, and they might have added that it did this against the sneers and open mid covert opposition of the Republicans in Congress. This Demo * cratiu boast is well founded. They had the courage to be unfashionable. From the day they regained control of the House of Representatives they have fought for rigid economy, sometimes with poor judgment, but courageously and regardless ot the out-ories and re sistance of the Republicans The lob by has disappeared from Washington since the Democrats “came in;" that lobby which was once ro powerful that ill the last House which was under Re publican rule tile Speaker was publicly presented wifh a piece of silver as a tes tnnonial from “the king of the lobby.” It was said by one of the shrewdest m' U in the Democratic party some years ago, “Idon't believe we Democrats will ever win until we dare to he Demo crats.” Well, the platform tins year is a genuinely Democratic platform; the party seems at last to have turned Democratic. It has regained its old time boldness and directness; it dares once more to say what it means. Who knows? perhaps it will wiu. It looks a little that way just now.— 2V. 1’. Herald. • -««» • Ini*ecii lliiek 1-lelioe*. Robert J. Huira the ciiainnan of the State central committee of t.lte Green* buck party in d.ohigau, has de clared bis intention to vote for Gen. Hancock, Hear what lie says: “The Democratic party by its leaders and in its platform has. since 1868. op posed all forms of monopoly, ceutraliza tion and militaiy depotism (except that it has in poiqe instances ignored the money question), and its platform is not now what I would wish it. Yet at the present time the only opportunity I can lee to olteok the progress of the Repub lican party and not indireotly assist it iu its success is offered by the Demo-, jratie organization. Iu the nomina tion of Gen. Hancock I recognize the opportunity to forvever heal all section »1 wounds,'and render permanent the fruits of peaoe by eleyatiug tn the pres idency one of the noblest of Union sold iers. and one whose love for civil liber ty, as shown in his order of November 1 Vi 1876, and other declarations of a limilar character, is a sufficient guaran tee that under his administration olec- ' tions will be nniramraeled and our laws 1 maintained without revolution Qf Idaod iliejf.” —.-tar— • ♦ MK- ’- . Mbhidun has a custom that ViokR- i aqrg might follow to advantage. At i ■iy every evening a gun is Bred as a lignal for olosing the day's business, i I’be Mercury says it is a good thing, for c t gives much needed rest to the weary i ilerks atnl employees. There is not a i itore in Vicksburg that oonld not do all i ts bnsiuess before six in the evening. I — Vicksburg Herald. < Ill |i Liniment. Colic AND Worm Medicin For Mail and Beast. RELIEVES Pains, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Colic, Headache, Toothache, Worms, Burns, Sprains, Bruises, Scalds, Ringworm, Tetter, Etc. . FOR STOCK This Liniment 1ms no superior as a Stock Remedy, and w ill cure SORES, SWELLINGS, SCRATCHES, SWINNEY, STIFF JOINTS, COLIC AND OTHER STOCK DISEASES. TESTIMONIAIiS. Bbookhaven, Miss., June 21st, 1880. faction in every case. .1 recommend it to all who are 1 have used the liniment known as I*. Heuiy’s, and afflicted. K. ( . BETHEA, M D. have been greatly bouetitted therefrom. I desire! Bbookhaven, Jnlv 8th. 1880. that all should know the fact, and that I believe it to i have used J\ Henry's Liniment in my stable on bo the most powerful liniment now offered for sale. |,ors(s an,| flnd it to be everyti.ing claimed for it. I I have been greatly troubled for a long time with a regard it as being one of tin most excellent liniments severe pain in the hip, and up to the time of trying for stock now offered for sale. For stiff joints, old this liniment received no relief. One application haS gQfgg^ swinney, etc,, its effect is nlmost miraculous, almost entirely relieved me. Any oue suffering with T. J. DECELL, Prop. Decell Livery Stable, rheumatism or any kind of pains will find an excellent T , . |Suf. remedy in Henry’s liniment,and one that I believe will j hereby 00rtify that j haTe used P. II. nry’s Lmis cure them. x. i’A iment, and" have known it used, and am satisfied that Bbookhaven, July 6th. 1880, ;it is an excellent liniment for bruises, pains, sores. Having seen P. Henry’s Liniment advertised,I pur* etc., and is an almost certain cure for tetter aud chased a bottle for use on my wife, who has suffered ringworm, and scratches in horses, with rheumatism for many years. I applied the liu- F. M. MARTIN, Chancery Clerk, iment twice, aud am pleased to say all pain has eu- Bbookhaven, July 2d, 1880. tiely disappeared. I had previously used other liui My wife was afflicted in her lower extremities, with ments without effect. S. F, MAGEE, severe pains, stiff joints aud cold feet. It was very painful for her to move about or stand np. I was MbadviIiLE, June 27th, 1880. induced to try P. Henry’s Linimeui. A few appii I have used P. Henry’s Liniment in all cases for cation relieved her, and now she is almost well, which it is recommended and it has given full satis* JACOB STERN, Prop. Stern's Hotel. For Sale in Brookhaven by F. M. Martin & Co., and Daughtry & Sinylie. -O G. R. FINLAY fc CO., South Western Agents, ■ _ITSW ORIiEAlTS, IiA._ WAMIII.NU ■'<>* I.UITHH. l,ocal Political Peeling;—About Civil Service—Cireut Pear ol Reduction by llentocratlc Ad. ininlNteatiiM—Sec't'ry Thomp. nou’i Pconomy. WASHiNUtow, July 12th, 1880. There is much that is interesting, though but little that is new, in the pox litical situation here. The country a! large is, no doubt, somewhat interested in a Presidential election, but Wash ington City at least lives, moves ant has its being iu polities. A change ol administration will he fraught with se rious results to at least oue-half of out 180,000 (I speak by the present census] inhabitants. Not that 90,000' people are iu government employ, but at least that many hud their support directly or mdirectly from mouey disbursed by the Dinted States Government. It is this mouey that supports the olerk and his family, his baker, but. her and a host of trades-people. If Hancock should come ill these olerks will have to leave, and I make the prediction that no future ad ministration, without the assistance of a great war, will be able to pack the de partments so lull of useless supernu meraries »s they are now packed. At the head of the Navy Department, that employs much the smallest civil servioe of any the Departments, there lias been during the preseut admiuistr tion a plienomiual manager. He has sav ed three millions or more of the mouey appropriated. If this ratio of economy had been carried out iu the other De Willi untu UCBII tft »» • vmg of at least §10,000,OUO iu each of them, or au auuual retrenchment of about §60,000,000. But does any one suppose that Secretary Thompson aud fie Navy Department have been living do halt' rations, wearing their old clothes sud workiug at nights* I wish tbe whole ooqutry oould kuow that the Navy Department has still a much lar ger clerical force than is necessary to do the work of that branch of the servioe; that one of the hardest tasl|p of the Chiefs of Bureaus is to give their su pemumerous employees a semblance of something to do; that, notwithstanding the foot that working hours hare been rednoed from seveu to six hours per lay, the clerks are still idle folly >ne-third of their time. If these are 'nets, and so informed truthful man will deny them, iu tbe Navy Depart neut how mnoh more io the other De nirtments. This being the ease, a sliaoge of administration becomes a lerious subject, not only to tbe olerks, nit to the tbousauds that live by them, hi a reorganization of tbe civil service i >u an eoonnmioal and b.usiueua like ha lis, a much smaller number of olerka nil he employed, a maoh smaller [mount of publio money will be die mrsed, and the piuoh will be felt in [hops, boarding houseB and in bun Ireda of petty ramiflcatious. It will be i serious blow to Washington, aud (or his reasou I know of some of Demo iratio autuaedents and oonviotious who ipeuly desire Republican suooess. Bat hose outside of Washiugtou, wbo are uore iutei-ested iu publio eoouomy than u the thrift of local trades people at he National Capital, will take a differ- j mt view of tbe situation, H. (■eneral Hancock'* Prdlgrer. John Hancock was born in 1668, died ,in 1750, nged 80 years. He wan a min ister at Lexington, Mass. ! John Hancock was born 1703, died 1744, aged 41 years He was a minister at Braintree, Mass., aud a son of the j proceed ing. John Honcock, LL. I)., w-as born in 1737, died 1703, aged 56 years. He was the first of the signer of the Declare tion of American Independence, a son of Jolia Hancock, of Braintiee, and the grandson of John Hancock, of Lexing ton. He was a native of Quincy, Mass., graduated at Harvard College in 1754; member of the House of Itepresenta tives from Boston in 1766; President of I the Provincial Congress of Massachu setts in 1744; President of Continental i Congress in 1775; Governor of Massa chusetts from 1780 to 1784 and 1787 to 1793. j Benjamin F. Hancock, was a sou of John Hanooek, LL. D., signer of the Declaration of American Independence; ; was a lawyer at Norristown, Montgom ery county, Pa., in 1828, was a member I of the Baptist Church, aud snperinten- i j dent of the Sunday school. Wiufleld Scott and Hilary Hancock, ■twin brothers, sons of Benjamin F. i Hancock, were born in Montgomery j township, Montgomery county, Pa ; in 1824 Hilary Hauoock, twin brother, is a .lawyer at Minneapolis, Minn. i Weaver's Hopes. Congressman James B Weaver, the Greenback nominee for the Presidency, arrived in Washington, on Saturday, and when asked how he regarded his prospects for election said they were good, as he expected the choice of Pres ident would devolve npou the House of Representatives, where his chances wore as good as auy one else’s, as the Greenbackera there held the balauoe of power. Wheu asked what State, if auy he expeoted to oarrv, he replied: "West Virginia, Texas, Maine, Mississippi and Alabama." When it was stated that he| would not carry his own State (Iowa), I he answered: “Well, I am not sure about that." He appears very jnbulant and said that the idea of his believing that he could carry the electiou should not be scoffed at. Wood. Evey good and true Oreeubacker will be on picket duty from|now till the eleo tion.—Ashland Aryus Yes, and there will not only be no reserve force, but the picket line itself will he so weak that not more than two, sentries oau be spared to the oounty. — \ Pontotoc Demount. When a hoard of eminent physicians and chemists announced the discovery that by combining some well known valuable remedies, the most wonderful medloine was prodnoed, which would onre such a wide range of diseases that most ad other remedies could be dis pensed with, many were septionl; lint proof ot its merits by actual trial has dispelled all doubt, and to-day the dis coveries of that gieat medicine. Hop Bitters, are honored and bl«t^ed by all; as benefactors. f <«Jii*H(*ld»n<‘(»olypr Halter in a ^•ilMliell Oue of the most notorious of the many corrupt contracts by Boss Shep herd, was that awarded to DeGolyer and McClellau, of Chicago, for laying n wood pavement. This coutract covered 200,000 yards, at $3.50 a yard, which the superintendent of the contractors swore he could put down at $1.50, every item of cost included. So there was a eleau protit of $400,000 to be divided. To further this job, which was a pre liminary to others to follow, the sum of $07,000 was expended It was given .out iu the spring of 187‘2. At that time : Richard C. Parsons was .Marshal of the ;Supreme Court and hail converted that •office into a hca.iuq^rtern for the lobby. : He was know i to be an intimate friend of Garfield, and the ring warded Gar field's aid as chairman of the appropri - ati ms. The agent of the contractors employed Parsons, with a fee of $15, 000 as “counsel,” although there was no contest of any kind and ii > tribunal to appear before. It was a sham to throw dust in the eves of the public. Parsons paid Garfield $5000 as his share July 12. 1872, for which lie was forced to admit, before tlr* investigation that he made n » argument, oral or written; Ire tiev r appeared before the board of irubhc works, and had only once spo kmr to Boss Shepherd on the subject. Tiro “fee** was a bribe out and out, and nothing else, as was subsequently miuwu. M.uiioiu ueuuiue nil* HkiHll the ring. an»l throngh.hia inliuem** ami activity $3,500,000 was voted to B iss Shepherd and Ilia confederates in les* than sixty days, between the Kth of January and the 3d of March, 1873. %Vi4MIm to 14 MOW. The editor of the Friars Point Ga zette, while “fooling” with a mstol a few days since, had a piece of one of his fingers shot oil. He say* he didn’t know it wna loaded. Wonder if that bottle of tine old bourbon whisky, with which he celebrated his part of the Press Con vention,. didn’t have something to do with itt-i~Aahltni<i Artfua, University of Miami, AT * OXFORD, MISS. Next *«**ion opens September 30th, 1880. Tuition Is now free to all students from every where, except law studeuts pay f$sn tuition fee. I hrlstm&s holidays will herea^r lie granted. 117 Students in Atteadaucelast Seeaiou KXPKNSKS FOR SISK MONTHS HKM*ION: ) mouths board P tn $12.00 per mouth. $72 00 to $112 so 1 months washing, #1 to fp.to 9 *k) to 13 so j mouths iig.iu, 2.*h- per mouth, 2 25 to 2 25 *** Iciital fee . 12 5U to 12 so i Total.m *uo 15 Studeuts can board theiuseves on the "inevt system” in the new rooms built off the campuo for that purpose as .one-half the above rates.. The Trustees have prohibited “mesilug” lu the Dormitories. The above Includes all cost except fuel, book*,, furniture for room, ami clothing. Homo rmmo tabie studeuts got along here last year for lease Lhau $75 The state has recognized the debt due the UnU rersity, and its prosperity is now assured. * he faculty is complete, and all the lepartmeut*. ucluding the I,aw and Preparatory Departments ire iu successful operation. Key Co Ui log lies and information, ap-. illy to Hen. A. P*. htkwakT, the cbmu >ellor. ii. Ai. SULLIVAN, Secretary Hoard Trustees. July 13>2>iuohh.