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—-1 r -rrw-N.-tTr ■ -..ai.-.r—- | kutrriil ui UrookUaWii l’fwtoflhc as see cmt-cUs' mail matter. -=_=.=» /}. r. RO&BSt r.DlTJR AMD PROPRIETOR, Omci-LMlrrBiUtlng, 22, ClaftAwSt. lirtiokhnrm, .ft/**., THURSDAY, Al'AIL 5, 1883. KIMTORItl, ^fttTEI. Rciinit h-.is passed a vngran«-e or * (finance. The Wcssrm brass blind is soon to be reorganized. On last Sued iy sftow Ml in North 0 irolina to the depth of three feet. London has 11,000 policemen—one for every 350 of popul itiou, and no 1 afety yet. The Governor's mam-ion is to lie repraiicl, something which has long ban needed. Tore Railroad telegraph line ou the ‘•I.Htle J.*' was completed to Jack h m on last Tuesday. Dr. Wji. J. L.vmpkix and family have returned from Tunisia la to their old home iu Summit. A New York cattle company bought 75,<K)0 head of catllc at Fort Worth. Texas, at $25 per bead. A new paper, the Evening Post, is to be established at Vicksburg by Meisrs. John G. Gaslimau & Co. Ala j. Juo. M. Sjpylie ba> li‘cn re appointed Swamp Land Commis sioner of MissUs'ppi by the Gover nor. The new postal 1 iw requires a I letters an 1 papers to bo re-stamped when forwarded Irom original desti nations. The contract for erecting the basement story of the Government Building at Jackson was let out last Monday. We learn that Hon. J. C. I.amp kin of Summit, is briDg urged hy his friends to become a candidate for the Senate. Vincent seems to be entiicly lost to sight and almost to memory since be left Alabama after having plun dered the treasury. TnE New Missifs:ppian of last week contains a fine article on the advantigesa cotton factory would afford to Jackson. Comptroller Aawrcr.ce has decid ed that the constitution prevents his withholding Tom Chli Itree’e salary as Congressman. Rev. Dr. Tucker and Dimly left for Mobile last Wednesday night. The best wishes ef their many friends follow them. On a proposition to tax West Point lo pay the right of way of the C. A. A N. R. R , &S0 voted “aye’’ aud 1 v..tcd “no.” Gen. Jso. B. Gordon Iris become a citizen of Florida, a*d will proba bly become a candidate for the U. S. Senate from tiiat State. Du. J. S. Sexton, a bright and growing number of his profession, will soon build a handsome resi dence in Wesson where lie has per manently located. The Sixteenth Annual Session of the State Medici.l Association as semble 1 in Meridian yesterday, and will continue in session until the close of the week. Mrs. Catherine De Long, <>f Fultoo, ’Now York, died on Thursday of last aged 110 ycar3. She was the twenty-seven children, 2G of'Wiicue are yet living. Corinth,,the home of Col. Inge, the Teinpeeeaee Champion of the last Efcjsioapfi the Legislature, *lias ,voted down the feale of whisky with in, its limitsone^year. fl/Tii* Leaser eves fails to give tbs Summit Timesoujfl Iiitclligcucor proper credit in copying, the latter should rcmemberdnwytpucb space it .,«*juircB for its. u^pc. TnERE is no town 'in Sowth Mis .improving so rapidly as Wesson, which is largely due to the influence ofthu Herald apd the ej fo ts ai ber wide-awqke (business men. Mr. Barringtpo, who ’left Wesson, a short time ago, for Florida, .died at Bay Poi-t .in that State, week be lireUst. He has many fiends in this section who wBl regret -to hear this announcement. Cox. Tdo8. fl. IIehnoon, who has represented the Mobile di-trict jn Congress two terms and was ,re elec ted last fpll, died in Mobile on Wed nesday, the 28 iost. lie had been, ill for many months. JJr. Clu?. Pane, editor of the K. Y. Sun is, i t company with a party from tbe .North, making a tour through the Southern States, Ifc is now taking in Mew C# deans, apsj li'.oui ijrat cdy will j> oat W.st. Civil l-inr «*r ^lol* I.iw-Wlih'li Mtinll PrrvallT In OctolWT lust a negro %mti nlsmt ftfly years old, nomad Tom I'allrv, luitnigisl 11 little negro girl nine years of age in Fta*k Iiii county, and tlitti ■ftemftl'd to drown his victim in a pond of water hard ty: lie was only prevented from doing atln tin1 a|iproacli of a third |»arty. TIip girl did.die nos* day from the injnriee she hod receiv ed, and her worse than murderer made his escape to Natch**. A short time ago he was detected and captured by the Nafc-hcx autburitbSAod two weeks ago,in anticipa tion of the approaching term of lire Circuit court, lut Was turned over to the Franklin county authorities and lodged in tls- Mead-, ville jnil to nwait his trial. Last l hnrs day night, a body of armed ineu, tender pretense of desiring to lodge a prisoner in jail,induced the jailer to tin- jail door,over (Hiwcrisl him, took Toni Hailey out and liung him from a china tree not fifty yards •list ant. in thiscomwvnnn wo wwn in«nrwM«w mill'll lu'i'ili'il comments upon tie* subject of mob law. That this case was an aggra vated one and the criminal worthy of death, we do not iptestion for a moment— death si'ell’s almost too mild a punishment for such a monster,—hut we do enter our protest against the proceedings which ac complished lii* end. We say it deli I Mint e ly. hut none the less enfplMtirnflly, this is not the way to deal with criminals charg ed with a capital offence. If the State were cursed w ith an incompe tent, corrupt anil venal judiciary and ju ries which could not he trusted to find in accordance w ith the law and tile evidence, the case would be different. As it is, we have judges whose learning and integrity cannot be questioned and the juries, may lie safely relied iijinii to do their duty in all stub cases. That the laws against rape and innriler are being faithfully executed, we need only cite the halt dozen or more condemned criminals in Mississippi now who will expiate their crimes oil the gal lows within the next sixty days. In the ease in point, it was only a few days before Judge Chrisman, whom we have yet to Hear a single person iiiiiiiihk has ever been too lenient with a criminal, would bold liis court, and tlio aeeused man be tried before ft jury of Franklin conn tv who could not b ■ otherwise than out of sympathy with his crime. It by, then, this unseemly haste to punish without law or jury, and thus violate anew tlie law which should have been honored and vin dicated. The fact is—and we speak plainly be cause the auhjeet demands it—the men who engage in this sort of business themselves become murderers morally and in the sight of the Jaw. In short, those who deliberately proceed, regardless of the forms of law prescribed, to deprive a man of his life because of a murder he has com mitted, that moment themselves take the place in the category of crime of him whom they essay to punish. On the same principle, a larger nmh might, with pro priety, hang the smaller, and so on until there would Is' no more of a whole county left than there was of the Kilkenny cats in the story. Furthermore, all such lawless proceed ings inevitably tend to a disregard of law in general; a state of affairs no patriotic citizen can contemplate with complacency. If the laws regarding rape and murder are thus to ho ignored, why not abolish such law s altogether and proclaim in unmistaka ble terms that .lodge Lynch is to reign su preme! Let the mob decide on the guilt or innocence of all persons accused of such crimes and administer justice accordingly. It is a cheat and a needless conflict and ex pense to run both systems. In conclusion, wo wish to say Tnat it con cerns the press of the country and every thoughtful , solicr-minded citizen to seri ously consider this subject. It is not a question as to whether such crimes should he punished by death—it' is a ques tion as to whether they are to he punished in accordance with the forms prescribed by the laws of the State and in accordance with the rights guaranteed l>y the national constitution, or whether they shall lie punished by an unwritten law at tiic hauds-of an exasperated and unreason ing mob. We are conscious that there are some otherwise law-abiding citizens who jpiin these uioits, and many good men and not a few newspapers who cither say noth ing or openly applaud when such acts of violence are perpetrated; but we ask them to stop and reflect upon the character of moli law, its effects and its tendencies, and then decide upon their duty in the premi ses. If Judge Lynch must needs be ap pealed to at nil, it should not be done until the duly constituted authorities have palpa bly failed to deal with a criminal as the merits of the ease demand. Then for the people to take the law into their own bauds, seize and execute in broad ilay light tike man deserving of deaths would serve alike as a terrible rebuke to the crime he had committed, and the corrupt court which would shield him in it ami roll jus tice of her own. Tlmt any of the present Judiciary of Mississippi is thus chargeable, or that Gov. Lowry is too inn eh given to leniency, we do not believe, and until so convinced, Tub Lbaukb shall continue to rake its voice aguiust all acts of mob vio lence. In another column we publish a communication from C >1. J. M. Wes son, relative to the charges brought against lion. H. I). Money by the Chickasaw Messenger, which, while it includes points that have already been cov(red by Mr. Money in his publishel interview and The Lead er’s article, also presents some oth er good points which are worth con sidering. With this we will close all further discussion on the subject, as more than enough has l>een s'lowlr to eutirely exonerate Mr. Money trow the imputations brought against bias by the Messenger. Our only oigeet in the outset was to show that uDjusti«e had been done this gentle man, and to post some of our local readers upon a matter with which they Viti entirely u unequal u ted. __—J-»——- — muon mw Mr. Darid Fermison, thclatodc VdtingTax Collector of Louisville, has been sentenced to the peniten tiruy for five years. JrnoK Cl.tvrox, who was on the Sun eir.c Bench with.Tnlgc Sharkey, recently attended a term of court in Kenton county. He is 81. It is said that .Jay Gould will build a fine residence in Ponsacoln or Jacksonville, Florida; behaving been so much delighted while on hi recent visit there that he will here after spend his winters at one o! the above places. On the 26 h ult. the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional and void the law passed'March 9th. 1882, en titled “An act for the relief of cer tain litigants. It is the act which provides for attorney'8* few in suits against corporations. Tux Department of Agrbitltirt reports that the stock of coru in tin country on March 1 was about 5S0 000,000 bushels, or 36 per cent, ol la-t year’s crop. The proportion ol wheaton hand is 28 per cent, of tin crop, or about 140,000.000 bushels. Ox a petition of citizens e f Cal houn county, the Governor Lowry has granted Henry Fleming a respite until April 25. Geo Raina, a color ed ^oy fccutenced to be hung for murder April 12, has had his sen tence commuted to imprisonment for life. .Gent to waiter—“Give me some grammatical and typographical er rors.” Waiter (1 Hiking puzzled at first, but recovering in a moment his usual serenity)—“We are just out of them, sir.” “Then what do you mean by keeping them on your bill of fare?” We £ learn from the' Clarion th at Mr. .Toe W. Baily, of Crystal Springs, has been elected the orator of Cum berland University at Lebanon, Tcnn., to attend the Tennessee In ter-collegiata Oratorical contes which takes place at Nashville on tiie 4th of May next . Con. J. S. Hamilton recently in terviewed the Secretary of War rela tive to employing eonviGt labor on the kvecs in this State, and was told by that official that if it becomes evident that other labor could not be obtaiucd to build the levees he w mid consent to the employment of con * victs, but not otherwise. What has become of Lawrence county ? Wc never hear her name mentioned abroad or l?cr affairs spo ken of in the pipers much often, r out than if she ha 1 dropped out i of existence. We h >pe some of our readers down there—we have quite a number—will speak out occa sionally through our column-’. According to a recent decision of the Supreme Court, Mutual Fire and Life Insurance Associations are a liable to the Stale license as Pre mium Companies. The license re quired of each Fire Insurance Com pany is one thousand dollars, aud on each Life Company five hundred dollars. Each Insurance agent is liable for a tax of ten dollars. The Wesson IIiFald says that a white baby, was found dead last week under a log, about two miles East of Wesson. It was found by some lioys, who were hunting. The baby was wrapped up in a lot of old clothes. Neighbors were summoned and the baby buried. Nobody seems to know anything about it. it looked as if it had beer, buried several days. isurchard, lire Director of the Mint, in speaking of the three cent piece and tlie discussion which has sprung up al>>Ut its legalitj’, says! there was-only one coin in the Uni j ted States that was in strict compli-j auce with the law. That coin was i the twenty dollar gold piece. All I the others have something on them which the law does not authorize, or they Hack something which the law requires. The New Internal Revenue Law, recently passed by Congress, pro vides that on a‘nd after 3lny lt-t, 1883, the tax on cigars will lie re duced from six to three dollars per thousand, and that a rebate will be allowed on stock on hand, in un broken packages, stamped up to May 1st, 1883. No rebate will be granted unless the amount claimed shall be at least ten dollars. Gex. Chalilkhs has written a let ter to the New Mississlppian ex Iplaiuiug his position on the TarifT question. He says his views are pe culiar to himself. Chalmers is a shrewd politician, with a plenty <f sense to perceive, and enough of dash to turn to account, the weak points #f bis opponents, and he will yet give ‘'the regular Democracy* of this State bushels of trouble. Tfiiskk is now strong p-nba’iilr.' j that the Gulf acd fcsbip Island Kail ioid will lie both at| no dist iDi day J Col. J. S. Hamilton la the Icatlbg spirit in the move. He hopes to ob tain a renewal c f the original land | | errant in that behalf, an I has re .noAted Si'c’y Teller to withdraw the I |same from nisiket, who now has the proposition under consideration. The Guicc can5 was coufinned by the St pr»nw Court last Monday. I’ho Guicc b;others were convicted at the October tarro, 1882, of the Wil kinson county Circuit Court, to winch theie had been, a change of venue from Adams county, of the inurdir of A! -xauder Hawley, on Oc lober 13. 1881, in Natchez, and were sentence l to the penitentiary for life. The State Ledger says fiat one of the attractive features of Steelman’s Grand Opening, was the splendid music by that accomplished Pianist and * charming young lady, Miss Lizzie Cooper. All lovers of good music were delighted with her artis tic selections while they were feast ing their eyes upon the magnificent! d splay of Stedman’s beautiful mil linery goods. The Supreme Court of Mississip pi h is aflirmed the dicisions of the Adams county Circuit Court in the cases of Jim Woods and Ben Fietcfr er, convicted of murder, and the date ('f their execution has been fixed for Thursdiy, May 31, next. Woods was one of the crew of the steamer R. E. Lee, and killed I a roaster. Fletcher, while diunk, killed a man named Davis for refus ing to treat him to a drink. A relic has been found of Abra ham Lincoln—a professional card hearing tlie inscription, ‘‘A. Lincoln, Attorncy-at--Law, Springfield, HI.” On one end of it is this sentcare: “I am still practicing my profession on this side of the river, and shall be ready at all times to crack a joke, swap horses or split rails until the 4ih of March.” It is thought to have been a snub of a joke publish ed by Lincoln between the date of his election and the date of his en tering the White Holts'*. Tiie State papers which have been intimating that the Edwards City Item is for sale because it lias not proved a financial success are off a little, and have been shedding their crocodile tears for unught. We have it on good authority that the I Schwabs have placed $1,100 in bnnk' to their credit out of the concern since they started two years ago, besides having »ls> paid for the of!ice out of it* earnings. J. Sidney is now doing a prosperous legal busi ness in New Orleans, and we predict will some fine day in the future branch out as a second Vanderbilt. "i'll p I.nw in KrU'irtl to tliK IVo. perl) •I’.llnrrird Wunicn. Under the common law, married women could d> nothing pertaining to the management or disposition of their properly without the concur rence of their husbands. In some States of the Union, the common law is still in force in this respect, with very slight modifications. But in Mississippi the law in regard to the properly of married women is quite different. They have ail the rights for acquiring, controlling and disposing of property that a mau has, without any interference on the part of their husbands. They can sue and be sued without being join ed by their husband, which was not the case at common law. They can even sue each other. A woman t an also make disposition of her proper ty by will as she pleases. If the wife owns the homestead, she cannot sell or mortgage it unless her husband (if he lives with her) joins in the deed, and it may be re marked that this same restriction is placed upon the husband, where he owns the homestead. The wife and husband may trans fer r r rent property, either real or p» i sonal, to each other, but such conveyance will not be valid as to third parties iinl>ss reduced to writ ing and duly acknowledged and re corded . The laws of dowry and tenancy by eourtO'y have abo been abolished in this State. Until the adoption of the Code of 1880, the wife, upon the death of her husband, was en titled to do wen, that is one-third of his estate, which was sot apart for hc-r use during life, and at her death to be'distributed among the heirs. Tenancy by court* sy was the light of the husband, upon the death of the wife, to the u9c ot her estate during the lifetime, that is, if a child of the-marriage hail been bom all ve. In place of these rights, the laws of our State provide that where either husband or wife dies without having made a will, the survivor gits an absolute fee simple title to a child’s portion,.shuriug equally with them; or if there be no children or doceudauta, the survivor gets the wholo estate in fce simple. Our Legislature have acted wisely in making the laws In regard to parried women much more simple acd much mots liberal toward them. —-Kof'iuhk'j Meta timer. ... I I • , 7^ i ■ | ■ »l Iforf Up Ilvsei n»i1 file • * RlUor nsOoKllAVS* Ui MR Dhk Sib—1 have r,-»l Maj. Mon ey’* interview with the Mempli* Appeal correspondent, rej»r.>duee I in The Leader of March 15, in which lie very clearly vindicate himself from the political insinuation ofllie Okolona Messenger, and which lie does more by tieatiug the Messen ger with contempt than by’ argu ment 1 have also read your elil>ria! of the 22nd on th • same subject, but as both together fail to do full justioe tithe subject, and do not place tl»e Honorable and distinguished M. C. on the high plane he docs and has always occupied, I feel it inv duty— from my connections with all the parties, without however, having spoken to either of them upon the subject either before or since the publications appeared in the Mes senger—to furnish facts which, if anything more is wanting, wi 1 set the matter right before the public. I allude to the value of the property contained in the moitgnge to secure the pavm nt of the $50,000. The political insinuation against Money is, that he favored Hunting ton's Railroad bill before Congress, and that this road is his reward; when the truth is, he only opposed the Texas Pacific real—or, rather, be opposed the subsidies of $-10,000 and 40 sections of laud per mile asked for by the Texas Pacific—equal to $72,000 per mile. Now Wesson & Persons, to secure the payment of this $50,000, gave a mortgage ou eight miles of well equipped iron track road with water tanks, sec tion houses, locomotives, etc. The political insinuation of the Messenger is that Monev favored Huntington's road—which he was off ring to build without subsidies— the road having the same destina tion and running nearly parallel with the Pacific, which was before Con gress asking for a Subsidies of $72, 000 per mile. The charge more cor rectly stated, would read that Mon ey opposed the $72,000 per mile ask ed for by the Texas Pacific, and in lieu thereof, favored the Southern Pacific which Huntington was offer ing to build without any subsidies; but the truth of history Is, that neither of these propositions was ever put to a vote. 1 now warn 10 give you a sum in the rule of three. If the Texas Pa cilic required a donation f ora Con gress of $72,000 per mile to help build i s road, how much is Wesson <fc Persons, eight miles of road worth? Answer, $576,000!—five hundred and seventy-six thousand dollars is the amount that the Texas Pacific ask Congress to give its corporation to help them build t ight miles of the road, which Mr. Money would no doubt have voted against if it bad come to a vote. And this is the offence he has committed against the Okolona Messenger. But still 1 in sist that the $576,000 worth of rail is good and sufficient security for the payment of $50,000, t) say noth ing about 10,000 acres of finely tim bered pine land, two complete saw mills, a.id much other property. The prospective value of the W. <fc P. road is, that if the Vicksburg and Ship Island road is ever built from its present terminus to Ship Island and is governed by the wisdom that usually directs railroad capital. it will cross the Illinois Central Road i at Bogucchitto and make Wesson <k Persons’ road a part of its main trunk,—for the reason that this is the most direct route and cross es the ridge 103 feet lower than it is at Brookhaven. The Illinois Cen tral at Brookhaveu is 500 feet above the level of the sea, and Bogucchitto is 397, and I suppose the finest tim bered lauds in the State lie on a di rect line from here to Ship Island. In conclusion, 1 must ask the edi tor of the Messenger who gave him the valuation of this property that is “far below the sum borrowed.” Your obedient servant, J. M. Wksson. Drnakeaoetw uu for Crime, so Mtjrs the Imw. The Supreme Court yester day affirmed the judgment and order of the Superior Court of Lake county in the case of the people against William Jones. Defendant was convicted of murder in the first degree for the killing of Henry Long on the 7th of May, 1882, and sen tenced to be hanged. From the opinion filed it appears that “insan ity from the long continuous use of intoxicants’’ was the only defense made. In substance, the Court charged Uie jury that “insanity pro duced by intoxication would not de stroy responsibility when the party when sane and responsible made himself voluntarily intoxicated, and drunkeuness was no excuse for crime, but it was a circumstance for the consideration of the jury in de termining the degree of crime.” The homicide was committed on Sunday, about one o’clock, p. m., aud the ev idence given on behalf of defendant proved that he hud bought a pint of pure alcohol on the Friday preced ing and drank it without water through the next day. 'This evi dence oertaiuly tended to prove vol untary intoxication, and the charge on the^subject was relevant. There is no error in the record prejudicial to the defendant.”—San Francitco Examiner. Since his defeat for Governor, the Hon. Deo King has lived on hia plan tation in Lawrence county. It is said that his health is much im proved, and the report is that he will b.i a candidate for State Senator from the counties of Lawrence, Si nap son, Coviugton aud Copiah.—»Nctc Jf itauaijijjian. — ■ ■ — —t-—-— Jrfi-rNl INsvfc*' *le»»««»l»*y. The Cincinnati Commercial Ga-| zette prints the f illovriuj letter from Jefferson D ivie. Bsai'vwr. Ilsrrfhon conntv, Miss., April 12. 1882—Samuel M Duncan: Diuk Sir—Yours of the 30th ult. arrived at this office dnr ing my absence, otherwise it would have been sooner acknowledged. Tire reason vou ginrfor the inquiry makes it a pleasure to me to reply, I was from in what wns then Chris tan comity, Ky., for whe r Todd county was cut otT of Christian the dividing line ran through my fath er's house, and the room in which. 1 was born is, I have been told, in Todd County. My father was born in Georgia when it was a colony of Great Britain, his father was nn immigrant from Wales, and his mother was a native of Georgia. My mother was a native of South Carolina, and her father emigrated from Irciutel. I believe this covers the scope of your inquiry, and will, I hope, be satisfactory to you. If your former letter of inquiry was re ceived the fact is not remembered, but many such inquiries remain un answered, because, being a private member of society, and haring no wish to bo anything else, unless, as in your case, some reason is given for inquiring into m3’ genealogy, it is a reasonable supposition that tbo object is to add another to a collcc tiou of autographic ht'eis. Be as sured that no disrespect was intend ed toward you, and believe me to he aaaein of the same soil with }’Our bclf. Respectfully yours, Jeffers on Datis. Political Hlrnwik There are symptoms that the music will begin in December next. Carlisle will lead the anti-tariff forces and the Republicans and Democrats will full into lino with Mr. Randall in the lead. Then salt can’t save the Democracy without Hancock to hold the freetraders in one hand :and the protectionists in the other.— Memphis Avalanche. The bull meantime is comfortably grazing in fertile fields, calmly un conscious that Watterson contem plates taking him by “the horns.” And we suspect that when the Democrats meet in the next Congress after taking a good look at the bull they will say, "Give us not these but some other horns.”—New York Tri bune. Tlie tariff bill baa struck a very happy mean between two great ex tremes of opinion entertained on this important subject. It has dis satistied extreme free traders and the extreme high protectionist.—C’lece land Herald, Hep. No reasonable man will expect an other tariff rovision within the com ing two years. But the Democrats are trying- to make an issue of that question for the campaign of 1884. If they succeed, the Republican at titude will be that of defense. That party has done its best to revise the tai iff, and is now committed to the policy in the future of standing by its past record. It will become the preserver of the present law and its defender against the attacks of the Democrats.—Peoria Traimcript, Hep. How the Nrh*«l Fund N Din* trlbatted by (be Auditor. Okfick Statr Bcf’t. Pub. En., > Jackson, Miss., March 19th, lHtci. $ The following opinion of the Su preme Court of the Stale ii publish ed for the information and the gov ernment of all concerned. J. A. Smith, State Superintendent. Siatk, Ex.Rul., Etc., ) V8. > Dan X. Brown, County Treat). ) Chief Justice Campbell delivered the opinion of the court: Cartful consideration of all the legislation of the State with respect to the maintenance of the Public Schools has satisfied us that the money distributed by the Auditor of Public Accounts, in pursuance of law to the several counties, is appro priable to the payment of warrants issued in the year in which thsir distribution is made. The money distributed in January, 1888, is to be applied to warrants for the year 1883. Judgment affirmed. Tito Carp mm Food Flak. A correspondent of a Mobile paper pronounces the Carp a fraud as a food fish, anu the Utica Monitor wants to know whnt Judge Peyton thinks o| it. “The proof of the pud ding is the eating,” and Judge Pey ton, Mr. Ryraes and others of our Carp growers having eaten the genu ine German Carp pronounce it most excellent. Some one mu9t have play ed oft on the Mobile correspondent by giving him a nauseous, unpalata ble dish, calling it Carp. Instead of being the “buzzard fish” of the world, it is most palatable, and is preferred in the European market to the trout, in fact, few fishes equal the German Carp in sweetness and delicacy. The English Carp is an inferior fish, but it is the German Carp that our pisicultuMst are propagating. The German Carp is almost exclusively a vegetable feeder, and could not, therefore, in any sense be called a “buzzard fish.”— Copiah Signal. . W. R Merchant, the newly ap Ciuted Postmaster at New Gr ins, is a sou of Rev. Jas. Mer chant, of Smith county, Miss., and is related to the Pul lose?, Baughs, Smiths and Halls. He left Smith county after the war, a very poor boy—drifted into Louisiana, tnfncd Republican, and landed in' the New Orleans Postotfice, a position worth $25,006 a year.—Brandon Republi can. • * AnaiTunMrr Olfbraltou. Tbo Odl Fellows of Summit,. IfcOomb City and Magnolia, an<i Maim* Kncampcn* lit will suite, in obedience to the proelnir>iu*on of tlie officers of U»e Moat Worahipship Grand I/»<lge of the United States and of tlte Grand Lodge of the Statu of Mississippi. in the celebration of tlie Sixty Fourth Anniversary of the establishment of Odd Fellowship la America, on the 2Gth day of April next. Summit has been selected by the ioint com mittee. and the arrangements have been sufficiently perfected to already guarantee a most dclightlul reunion and fitting testimonial tothexir tuons life of the great, growing and beneficent Order. One of tlvo most celebrated silver cornet and string bauds of New Orleans Ins been en gaged for the occasion. It it determined that vipnn the ariival of the 1 o’clock train the brethern from Magnilia and Mc Conib City, will repair to the Lodge room in the Masonic Temple, where a secret session will be held. Then will follow a grand procession, with Col. Thos R. Stockdale as Grand Marshal. After the parade the members of the Order mi l citizens will repair to the Baptist church where the AnniversarypAddress will be delivered by that distinguished divine, Rev. Dr, Zealey, of McComb City. An elegant supper (for Odd Fellows only) will then be senred. One of the greatest attractions to other “odd fellows” will be the grand ball at night at the Lyceum llall, which is one of most desirable in the State. No pains or expense will bo sparer! to maKe u uie um liaut affair of the hind ever witnessed in Summit The rausicul talent em ployed will be of the highest order abtalnable in the Cresecnt City. Our young men are determined that it must surpass any suniliar event of the year on the line of the “Big J.” It will be well for young friends of our sister towus to prepare to en joy the evening and its pleasure in the hospitable city oy Summit. We will publish the entire pro gramme when announced. Wo learn that tickets will be sold at ^1,00.__7 inics and Intelligencer. JIM ROBIIRTS. Tbe lfotttf f ormers unu » ww «uurr EferjWu) Anyhow. Jim Roberts, a negro living on Mr. Levi Racol’s place in this coun ty was in town one day last week. He is a remarkable man in more than one sense of the term, being fix feet three inches in height and weighing 216 poimds. He is one of eight brothers and the small est one at that. We are indebted to the most reliable authorities for the following accouut of his wonderful achievements: A few years since. Jim, who was badly broken up fin ancially, had settled on a lot of land near China Grove in this county, and having no team, he made a set of harness for himsdf and was hitched to the plow. With the as sistance his daughter rendered by bolding the plow handles lie made two bales of cotton, seven wag >n loads of corn and nine banks of sweet potatoes. This is vouched for by his neighbors who are responsible citizens. When in Summit once upon a lime he accomplished the almost marvelous feat ot carrying four sacks of salt from Messrs. Ben Hilborn <k Co’s, store to the depot, a distance of some sixty yards. He can readily raise a sacK„of brand in his teeth and throw it over his shoulder. This is almost eclipsed in his ability to split 850 rails a day which he has frequently done. We are pleased to sta e in conclusion that Jim has at last come to his re ward. lie is now looking up at a tine mule which he drivesjafield and is prospering as he deserves. We claim the honors for Jim, from the entire Slate. If there is a man with in its borders to rival him wc will put him on our free list for life.— Times and Intelligencer. The Right Talk. The Democratic party is the party of the people, and the people should control its party machinery. If tricksters and manipulators attempt to tlx up the primary meeting, “kick e’m out.” If an enemy invade your house you do not desert!it, but'assert your rights and expel him. So let it be in the Democratic party, instead of whining and getting out themselves, the voters should assert themselves and “fire out” the manipulators.— New JI isstitippiun. Washington, March 21th.—Attor ney General Brewster has made a deposition in the contested election case of Chalmers against Manning relative to the appointment of Chal mers as Special United States Attor ney to prosecute election frauds in Mississippi. In the deppositiun the Attorney General says that the ap pointment was made on the recom* uicndation of the United States At torney for Mississippi and because of Chalmers, fatniliarty with the case. A man who received a specimen copy ofthe new Chinese paper pub lished in Jfew York, looked it over and then remarked that he had no objection to a puzzle department of one or two columns, but when the entire paper was devoted to illus trated rebuses, enigmas, anagi'ams, and other puzzles, he thought it was altogether too Q>uch,and he wouldn’t subscribe for the she<t if it was only ten eents a year.—Norrintourn HtrahL The President has accepted Capt. Eads’ resignation ap one of the River CoaiOMssioaerg.