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VOL. IX. BROOKIIAVEN, MISS., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1891. NO. 41.
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OFFICIAL ORGAN
—or—
THE FARMERS’ ALLIANCE
—or THl—
gEYEHTH COHGRESSIOIAL DISTRICT,
oovrossn or tub oouxtim or
UH|T- niiwts, Rankin, Simpson, Ooplah,
Claiborne, Jefferaon, l.lnroln, Franklin.
ALLUXCE I)IRKCTO»T.
State Alliance.
p.pildent—J- H. Jamison, Cliftonrllle
yj£0.jProsidcot—W. L, Koirn, Fchula.
Secretary—C- T. Smithson, Newport.
Treasurer—T. L. Dardon, Fayette.
Lecturer—Frank Burkitt, Okolona.
Assistant Lecturer—J. C. (twin, En
*Sx«cutire Committee—D. O. Casey,
Chairman, Rolling Fork; O. W. Dyer,
Batssrllle; T. J. MUlsaps, Crystal
Springs; John A. Bailey, Topton; T. L.
Hannah, Reform.
Bullness Agent—B. O. West, 234 Front
street, Memphis, Tenn.
Representatives to Supremo Council
Frank Burkitt, Okolona; Ethel Barks
dale, Jackson; J. W. Copeland, Watoi
Valley; W. D. Gibbs, Bentonia.
County Alliances.
Madison -President, T. J. Alsworth,
Canton; Secretary, David E. Wood,
Sharon.
Hinds—President, D. X. Brown, Utlcai
Secretary, C. 8. Spann, Raymond.
Rankin—President. Dallas Watts,
Pink; Secretary, R. E Knight, Pela
hatch ie.
Simpson—President, 8. M. Wllllam
aon, Westville; Secretary, J. J. Illlton,
HarrlsviUe.
Copiah—President. A. B. Ouynos,
Gallman; Secretary, J. D. Miller, IlaBle
hurst.
Claiborne—President, Caleb Lobdell,
port Gibson; Secretary, I. I). Magruder,
Ruisnm.
Jefferson—President, Robert McBride,
McBride p. O.; Secretary, T. L. Darden,
layette.
Lincoln—President, E. P. Douglnss,
Wesson; Secretary, Edward Smith,
Brook haven.
Franklin—President, A. M. Newman,
Mcadvllto; Secretary, Juan Nix, Mc
Call’s Creek. _
Declaration of Purposes.
Wberene. the general condition of our coun
try hnisratlvely demands unity of action on
the part of the laboring elnaaea, reformation
•nd economy, and tho dissemination of prln
Sfplea best raloulnted to encourage and foatcr
agricultural and merhanloal pursuit*, en
couraging the tolling muaaos-leading thorn
In the road to prosperity, and providing a
Just and fair remuneration for labor, a just
tiehange for our commodities, and the Dost
means of securing to the laboring classes the
greatest amount or good; wo bold lo the
principle that all monopolies aro dangerous
to the best interests of our country, tending
to enslave a free peoplo and subvert and
Until)- overthrow the great principles pur
chased by the fathers of American liberty.
We therefore adopt the following as our
declaration of principles:
1. To labor for the eduo itlon of the agricul
tural classes In tho science of economical
forernment. In a strictly nonpartisan spirit
tudbring ab ut a more perfect union ot said
classes.
t That we demind equal right* to all, and
Special favors to none.
B. To endorse the motto: "In nil things
essential, unity; and In all things charity.
t. To develop a better state mentally,
morally, socially nnd financially.
6. To constantly strive to eocure entire har
mony and good will to all mankind and
brotherly love among ourselves.
0. To surppress personal, local, sectional
•nd national prejudices *11 unhealthy rivalry
luJ all aclflsh ambition.
7. The brightest Jewels which ft garners,
sra the tears of tho widows and orphans, and
Its Imperative commands are to visit the
homes where lacewtod boarts are bleeding;
to ttsuage the suffering of a brother or *
Sister; bury the dead, care tor the widows
sad educate the orphans; to o.xerclse charity
towsrds all offendorl; to construe words and
deeds in their most favorably light, granting
honesty of purpose and good Intentions to
Others and to protect the principles of the
Armen Alliance and Industrial Union until
death. Its laws arc reason and equity; its
Mrdtnal doctrines Inspire purity ef thought
«nd Ilf*, its intention Is: "On earth, peace
•nd good will to man."
The Ocala Demands.
Is. We demand tbe abolition of national
banks.
b. We demand that the government shall
establish t u^-Treasuries or depo-ltorles In
the several Slates, which shall loan money
direct to the peop'e at a low rate of interest,
not to exceed S per cent per annnm, on non
perishable farm products, nnd also upon real
♦state, with proper limitations upon the
Vtantlty of land and tbe amount of money.
f. We demend that tbe amount of the cir
enlttlng medium he speedily increased to not
less than 850 per capita.
*• That wo demand that Congress shall pass
•Och laws as will offootually prevent the
dealing in futures of all agricultural and
tnecbanical productions; providing n stringent
tyttsm of procedure tn trials that will secure
•he prompt conviction, and Imposing such
penalties as shall scours the most perfect
♦otnpliance with the law.
*■ We condemn tbe silver bill recently
b****! by Congress, and demand in lieu
•hereof the free and unlimited coinage of
•liver.
♦. We demand the passage of laws prohibit
■®t alien ownership of land, end that Con
tests take prompt action to devise some plan
wobtiin all lands now owned by alien* and
foreign syndics’os, and that all lands now
held by railroads bo reclaimed by thegovern
*«nt and held for Actual settlers only.
5. Believing In tbe dootrlneof equal rights
•* *11. »nd special privileges to none, we de
Kind—
^bkt our national legislation shall be ao
fumed In tbo future as not to build up one
wdustry at the expense of another.
. , "• further demand a removal of the ex
™ung heavy tariff tax from the neeeestties of
tlM’ P°°‘' ef our land must have,
e. We further demand a Just and equitable
at*,n °f *rr"du*t®dtax ou Income*.
<*• We believe that the money of the country
•houid be kept ne muoh as possible In the
hands of the people, and nones we demand
“*t'onal and State revenues shall bo
mited to the necessary expense* of the gov
anttaent economically and honestly admlals
.1 demand the most rigid, honest and
l“*t State and national governmental control
*na supervision of the means of publlo com
•unleatioa and transportation, and If this
•ootrol and supervision does not remove the
•buses now existing, we demand tho govern
®*nt ownership of suoh means of oommunt
♦attoa and transportation.
demand that the Oangrees of tbe
"hlted State* submit an *uiendm*ot to the
vaattltutlon providing for the eleotlon oi
,t4,M ••nator* hy (Ureet veto el Ou
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FARMERS’ ALLIANCE.
ALLIANCE NOTES*
—The membership of the Arkansas
alliance has increased nearly 30,000 in
the past year.
—The government ownership of
railroads would wipe out Wall street—
a consummation devoutly to be wished.
—Every county alliance in North
Carolina has adopted the Ocala plat*
form without a nay. That’s the way
they “split on the sub-treasury.”
—Oold and silver, forever fluctuating
RENT IN TWAIN.
It Is Not the Alliance, Bat the Solid Demo
cratic South That la Split Wide Upas Bp
the Sab-Treaaary Plan.
The following document, signed by
200 prominent Texas democrats, ap
peared In the Dallas Morning News of
November 25, and we print it for the
general information of our thousands
of readers:
To the Democracy of Texas:
The recent pronunciaraento of Chair
man Finley, announcing that those
democrats who believed in, and advo
cated the reform generally known as
the “sub-treasury plan,” should not
f inconsistent with conservative business
I principles or with the teachings of the
democratic fathers, let them go. But
upon the principle of the sub-treasury
plan we shall remain Inflexible. This
principle, as we understand it, is that
national bunks, as banks of issue,
shall be abolished, that all money
shall be Issued direct by the gov
ernment itself in sufficient volume
to do the business of the country, on a
conservative cash basis at the least
possible expense to the people, that the
volume shall be placed beyond the
reach of private manipulation and ren
dered Incapable of marked relative
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RECIPROCITY AND RETALIATION.
United labor is able to protect Its own, to avenge injustice and reciprocate favors.
fFrom proceedings of the national council
of K. A. and I. U. at its rec nt annual meet
ing held at Indianapolis November 17 to 21,
it u i.l
The first boycott ever started by the
alliance was instituted by the national
council against the Rochester Clothing
Exchange of New York. This concern
Is immense, being a consolidation of
twenty-three firm". When the com
bine was formed last March over 13,000
garment makers were thrown out of
employment. A boycott was instituted
by the K. of I*, and James Hughes, of
that organization was arrested for con
spiracy against the laws of New York.
By a packed jury Mr. Hughes was con
victed, but the case was appealed and
he is now under $13,000 bail. The com
pany succeeded in breaking up the co
operative clothing establishment start
ed by the locked-out employes by com
pelling the clothing factories to refuse
to sell to it. Since the lock-out the
business of the combine has fallen off
from 819.000,000 to $13,000,00ft The
resolution instituting the boycott was
adopted unanimously as follows:
Whereas, The Clothing Kxchange of Roch
ester, N. Y., has locked out their employes,
depriving them of their right to live; and
Whereas, The said combine has arrested
the officers of the Knights of Labor on
trumped up charges and before a packed
Jury convicted the master workman, one
James Hughes, for doing his duty to his fel
low men; therefore be It
Resolved, Thnt we denounce the actions
of the Rochester Clothing combine for de
priving their former employes of doing a
lawful business, and be It further
Resolved, That we call upon all fair
minded people to let tlie goods of these un
fair and un American manufacturers se
verely alone.
After the passage of the above reso
lution it was decided to publish a list
of retail stores handling the goods of
the combine in every alliance paper, an
effort that will tend largely to bring
the company to terms.
in their own value, can never be made
an accurate measure of the value of
other commodities.—Adam Smith.
—Forward, march! Free cotton
goods, pensions only to those who are
in actual need, aud that to be paid in
full legal tender paper money.—South
ern Mercury.
—The supreme council of the F. A.
and I. U. reflected the sentiments of
the progressive elements of the alli
ances throughout the United States —
Pittsburgh Kansan.
—Treasury notes secured by tho
pledges of the faith aud credit, of the
government, with or without interest,
will make better currency than gold or
silver.—Victor Bonnet
—There are 81,000 millionaires and
2,000,000 tramps in this country. When
there were no millionaires there were
no trampa These two are inseparable.
—Journal of Knights of Labor.
—The alliance in Virginia now has
about 1,400 subs and 09 county organiz
ations having a total mevuborship of
33,406, an increase of 11,205 over last
year. Every county ia the state is
organized except Alexandria We are
in a sound healthy and growing condi
tion.—Wytheville (Va) Alliance News
—Confidence in the stability of our
financial institutions and universal
prosperity continues Dun’s last re
port showed up ten more failures than
the week previous and about fifty more
than the same week last year, “with
no unusual stringency in any particular
locality.” Oh, Lord!—Nonconformist.
—To prove the value of paper money
we offer the following statement: The
Bank of England suspended specie pay
ment from 1797 to 1821. For this period
of twenty-four years paper money paid
all debts, public and private, and car
ried England through her wars with
France and America.—Louisville (Ky.)
Farmers’ Home Journal.
—A greenback dollar is a receipt ana
an order. It is a receipt for services
rendered, for labor performed, for
products transferred; and it is an order
for a certain amount of tbe necessities,
comforts or luxuries of life. It does
not need the collateral security of pre
cious metal any more than a street car
passenger needs a uniformed body
guard. The government is powerful
and at peace, and its name is as good
as its bond. What it places its sig
nature upon needs no other backing.—
Chicago Express.
—Secretary Foster lately said to the
bankers' association: “I am of the
opinion that, owing to our rapid growth
in population and wealth and the ex
traordinary development in all kinds
of business yearly, the increase in our
circulating medium somewhat propor
tionate to our growth in population la
absolutely demanded.” This is pre
cisely the position taken by the peo
ple’s party, and precisely the statement
which all republican papers and speak
ers of Kansas have persistently de
nounced as anarchy, socialism, repudi
ation, fanaticism, etc., ad nauseam.
Mr. Foster convicts the entire repub
lican machinery of Kansas of nnblush
ing falsehood, and vindicates to the
fullest degree the position of the peo*
pie's party. But, perhaps, Faster is a
liar and a calamity howler.—Lawrence
(Kan.) Jeffersonian.
hereafter be admitted to a participa
tion in the councils of the democratic
party in Texas, following almost im
mediately upon the practical expulsion
of a member of a county executive
committee who was a believer in said
reform, admonishes us that the time
has arrived when it is proper and nec
essary for those who believe in the lib
erty of conscience and of opinion, to
speak out plainly as to their intentions
and purposes.
We hold this truth to be self-evident,
that the appointment of Chairman Fin
ley os chief of the state executive com
mittee did not invest him with the at
tribute of democratic infallibility, nor
place in his pious keeping the souls
and consciences of individual demo
crats.
Reared as we have been in the folds
of the democratic party and many of
us having fought its battles and fol
lowed its flag for a life-time, wc have
been tanght ever to believe that democ
racy was not, and in its essential na
ture could not be, incompatible with
perfect liberty of thought and speech.
Previous to this most remarkable fnl
m(nation of Chairman Finley, we had
supposed that each individual democrat
was a freeman, having full possession
of, and control over his own conscience.
Holding these views, the undersigned,
in common with many others, true and
loyal democrats, have seen fit to exam
ine and approve the principles of what
is called the snb-treasury plan. We
believe in common wih the great mass
of laborers and producers that during
the past thirty years, if not ever since
its foundation, our federal government
has been administered in the interest
of capital, to the prejudice of labor.
The tillers of the soil, the producers
and property owners generally, and all
other values, have submitted for many
years to a systematic robbery by the
government for the enrichment of the
capitalistic classes.
Agriculture, the basis of all wealth,
and of civilisation itself, has borne the
burdens of government, and those who
follow its pursuits, thus discriminsting
against, have gradually become “hew
ers of wood and drawers of water” for
the more favored classes; oppressed al
ways and tuoeeasfully by the exactions
of money, and incapable, through un
just laws and systems propagated by
syndicated wealth, of exercisiog even
the poor privilege of naming a price
for what they produce or may have to
sell.
Anent these environments, which
threaten even the existence of them
and their loved ones, they are looking
for some remedy. Freeborn, they ere
not disposed forever to wear chains
which present economic conditions
have imposed upon them and which, in
some respects, srs more galling than
the actual slavery once existing in our
midst They feel that they are en
titled to equal privileges with all other
classes in this country, and that they
have a right to demand that ail dis
criminations by government against
them shall cease. The flag they have
raised and the battle they have begun
have but one object—equality. This
they feel they are entitled to and in
■ tend to have
To the details of the snb-trillimje
i plea w« are sol wedded. If they im
contraction or expansion. On this
principle, which wo believe is sanc
tioned and inculcated by many of our
wisest statesmen, including the im
mortal Jefferson, wo have no com
promise to offer. We know that each
year the people are forced to submit to
extortionate robbery, because of a
want of such a circulating medium in
that country, and they are not willing
to submit to this enforced scarcity, in
the interest and for the benefit of the
money lenders of Wall street.
We announce our purpose, and the
purpose of all those who think with us,
to remain democratic, despite the
eagerness of Mr. Finley to get rid of
us, and to make a fight for our princi
ples, which are essentially democratic
We are democrats “to the manner
born,” and we serve notice on Mr. Fin
ley and his instigators and co-conspir
ators, that when the battle cry is
sounded we will be found on the demo
cratic battlefield, as we have always
been, with the old democratic flag
floating at the head of our column, pre
pared to give our best service to the
cause of the people, and with a full
determination to slay our foes in front,
and such traitors as may fire into us
from ambush in the rear.
If war among democrats must come,
because of our determination to exer
cise the rights of free American citizen
ship and to think for ourselves without
taking the advice of some "boss,” the
responsibility must rest upon other
shoulders than ours. We are ready for
peace or war, proscribing no man for
opinion’s sake, and equally determined
that no man shall proscribe us; and
we call upon all democrats in Texas,
as well as others who think with us
and the liberal minded who differ from
us, to organize at once in every con
gressional district, county and voting
precinct, for the preservation of pure
Jeffersonian democracy, in this grand
old commonwealth, and the rescue of
democracy from the hands of bucca
neers, who seem determined in their in
solence to destroy it, unless they are
permitted to run it for their exclusive
benefit, and that of their fellow spoils
men.—Dallas (Tex. Southern Mercury.
Moat Gratifying.
The action of the Farmers’ Alliance
in indorsing so heartily the order’s po
sition in the difficulty with the Roch
ester clothing combine is most gratify
ing. Quite apart from the tremendous
force which the organized farmers can
bring to bear upon a settlement of the
difficulty, the action of the alliance is
gratifying as demonstrating the coming
together of the toiler* of the field and
the factory. A common interest, a
common danger and a common suffer
ing bare forced them to make a com
mon cause, and now' it only needa wise
councils and determined action to win
all the reforms that justice can ask for,
all the justice that reform can give. —
Journal of Knights of Labor.
—The scab allianoemen, of Texas
met at Corsica* and elected B. J.
Kendrick, of Waco, president, and J. HL
Gilbert, of * Grids, rice-president
They expect toniake it national and
absorb all the anti-sub-democrats from
[the national allianoe. This is aa it
[should be, and there is where they be*
| long.—Alliance Watchman.
JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER.
Celebration of the Eighty-fourth Birth
day of "The Good Quaker Poet.”
Newbcbtpobt, Mats., Dec. 19.—Yes
terday was the eighty-fourth birthday
of - John O. Whittier, the good Quaker
poet lie spent the day at the house of
his cousin, Joseph Cortland, where a
reception was given in his honor under
the auspices of the Haverhill. Whit
tier club. A large
delegation of the
leading men and
women of Haverhill
came to Newbury
port on an early
train. Among them
was Mayor Burn
ham and the mem
N bers of the city
council. Oeorgc C.
llow, president of
the Haverhill club,
r Tv/ presented a oriei
JOHN o. whittieb address to th»poet
Ha spoke of their coming to congratu
late him as friends and citizens of his
native town, honored in being his birth
place. They extended their hearty
wishes for a continuance of his health
and length of days and expressed the
pleasure of the liub in meeting him.
The members of the club individually
presented their greetings to Whittier.
The poet, warmly appreciative of the
kind remembrances, replied in a few
words, thanking his friends.
The gift of flowers brought by the
Haverhill club consisted of superb pink
roses, tied with a broad pink ribbon,
upon each end of which was a painting
in water colors done by a member of
the club. On one end was a picture of
the old house at East Haverhill in
which Mr. Whittier was born. The
other had an excellent representation
of the old schoolhouse which once
stood near by.
THE PEACE OF EUROPE.
France Fresalng Little Bulgaria and the
I’eace of Kurope Thereby Menaced.
LoVdox, Dec. 19.—The rupture of
diplomatic relations between France
and Bulgaria on the pretext of the ex
pulsion of the French journalist,
Cadourine, now proves to be the initial
6tep of a French diplomatic scheme to
ask the sultan to use his suzerain right
to interfere in Bulgaria in Russia's in
terest. Advices were received at the
foreign office that M. Cambon, the
French ambassador at Constantinople,
had demanded and would obtain a
formal conference on the subject with
the sultan.
This development is no surprise to
Lord Salisbury and his diplomatic al
lies in Vienna and Berlin. M. Cambon,
in an interview with the foreign min
ister of the porte on Wednesday last,
was understood to intimate that, as
France had never recognized I'rinco
Ferdinand, the government of France
must look for redress to the suzerain
before taking directly active measures.
As M. Ribot must know or expect
that the porte will decline to interfere
in a question concerning the internal
administration of Bulgaria, anxiety
pivots or* what the French government
will next do. The Austrian govern
ment, probably acting in concert wilh
Lord Salisbury and Chancellor Caprivi,
supports the Bulgarian bureau. Aus
tria’s agent at Sofia has incited Premier
Stambuloff to address a note the gov
ernments of Turkey, Germany, Austria
and England vindicating the expulsion
of Cadourine. It is koow^ all around
that M. Ribot does not care a straw for
the expulsion of the cxpulsee.
The St. Petersburg weekly, the
Vedomosti, after suggesting that it is
possible that France, failing to obtain
satisfaction, may blockade Bulgarian
ports, says that Russia would protest
against the appearance of French iron
clads be fire Varna or Bourgas. If M.
Ribot’s policy results thus the peace of
Europe is over.
MUST RETREAT OR FIGHT.
This Is the Opinion of the English Tress
Regarding Chill.
Callao, Pern, Dec. 19.—The United
States cruiser Baltimore, which arrived
at this port on the evening of Decem
ber 15, left for San Francisco Friday
morning. All on board were un
reserved in their expression of in
dignation over their treatment while
at Valparaiso and expressed the
hope that congress would sup
port President Harrison in his demand
for proper reparation and apology.
The tone of Minister Matta’s dispatch
in reply to President Harrison's mes
sage is regarded with astonishment
here and the probable course of the
United States government is dis
cussed in all public places along
the entire coast. The most con
servative opinion of the English
press seems to be that the relations be
tween Chili and the United States are
bo strained that Chili must retreat or a
conflict is inevitable. The general im
pression is that Chili intends to stand
by Minister Matta. It is a well kno\\n
fact here that Chilians are trying to
enlist men for their fleet.
A dispatch from Valparaiso says the
New York Herald’s editorial entitled
"No Occasion for War,” in reference In
the trouble, has been cabled to Chid,
published in the leading papers and*has
called for words of high praise from the
officials and public of Santiago and
Valparaiso. Nothing will be more
gratifying to the Chilian people than
the appointment of a committee of the
United States congress to folly investi
gate the relations between the two
countries and the question affecting
them. _
Big Business For Next Tear.
New Yoke, Dec. 19.— R. Q. Dun A Ca’s
Weekly Review of Trade says:
“As the end of the yesr approaches
general trade slackens and there is,
perhaps, not more than the usual dis
position to defer large transactions un
til after stock taking and the holidays
It is satisfactory to see from nearly all
points the reports which note the inac
tivity usual at this season also observe
a prevalent and a strong belief that the
business of the coming season will be
unusually large and profitable. Com
mercial credits and eon fide nee are in
satisfactory shape for the transaction of
to enormous busings# terly next yew.” I
SOUTHERN GLEANINGS.
To Cortoll Production of Cotton.
Commissioner Lane of the Alabama
department of agriculture haa issued
a circular to every state agricultural
commissioner in the cotton-growing
states for the purpose of calling a con
vention of the farmers of the cotton
growing states for the purpose of con
sidering the expediency and practica
bility of decreasing the acreage of cot
ton in the south. Ilejiays:
Being deeply impressed with the conviction
that this demand is most imperative and action
ought not to be delayed. I respectfully ask your
immediate consideration, and through you that
of the cotton-grower*, in reference to this sub
ject, and the urgent necessity of an early meet
ing for the purpose of discussing amt. if possi
ble, arlving at some conclusions that will ac
complish the desired result.
He names the city of Montgomery,
Ala., as the most suitable place, and
Wednesday, the 6th day of January,
1892, as the time of meeting of the con
vention.
A Jacksonian Itcceptlon.
The Ladies’ Hermitage association, a
national organization devoted to the
work of restoring the Hermitage, the
home of ‘‘Old Hickory," is actively en
gaged in the effort of raising money
for the restoration fund. To aid them
in this work, Mr. Flagler, the mil
lionaire capitalist, has tendered the as
sociation the use of the Ponce de Leon
hotel at St Augustine, Fla., foragrand
Jncksonian historic costume reception
to b« given February 3 under the auv
pices and for the benefit of the associa
tion. Patronesses will be appointed in
all the leading cities, and Mrs. Harrison
has given her consent to become one of
the patronesses. Mrs. Levi P. Morton
has already sent a handsome contribu
tion of money to be added to the as
sociation's fund. It is anticipated that
the Jacksonian reception will be one of
the grandest events of the kind ever
given in this conntry.
Erected l»y a Widow.
In April, 1887, High Skinner and Jim
Gatewood killed Martin Rigwood, a
resident of Eddyville, Ky. Gatewood
was tried at the time and sent to the
penitentiary, but has since been re
leased on pardon. Skinner has avoided
a trial. The other day the widow of
Rigwood liad a monument erected to
his memory. This monument bears the
following inscription:
• ...
• M. L. RIGWOOD. i
; BOKX DEC. 13. 1830. :
: Murdered in cold blond by High Skinner and'
; Jim Gatewood, April 11, 1887. :
• “ Vengeance it Mine; I trill repay, faith the ;
; Lord." :
• .... ••••...
Senator Colquitt May Resign.
The Atlanta Journal announces the
probability of Senator Colquitt's retire
ment from the senate, because of con
tinual bad health, which can not stand
the vigor of Washington weather. The
senator suffered intensely the last two
winters, and was forced to spend much
of last winter away from his duties.
During the summer months he has been
trying to build up in southern Califor
nia. He returned to Washington six
weeks ago, only to find liimself under
the necessity of an immediate return
south.
Mississippi Factories Taxed.
The Mississippi supreme court has de
cided that all factories not coming under
the law of 188'i specifically, and those of
like character, were subject to regular
taxation.
[This makes liable all cottonseeUlQ^vills.
ice factories, compresses, gas factories, and
in fact all factories not manufacturing cot
ton or woolen fabrics, or articles composed
of these materials, and all kinds of ma
chinery or implements of husbandry. Un
der a liberal construction of the law none sf
these factories have paid taxes since 1882. If
they are now competed to pay arrearages the
amount will be very large. ]
Found a Small Fortune
Some time in November John Ham
mond, a farmer living near Franklin,
K.y., sold his farm, and afterward be
came so dissatisfied and despondent
over the trade that he hanged himself.
The other day while his wife was re
moving an old carpet from the floor,
preparatory to leaving the place, a big
wail of greenbacks was found secure
ly hidden under the carpet. The money
was counted and found to amount to
*15,000.
The Tomblgbee.
The government has now three snag
boats on the Tombigbee between Co
lumbus and Demopolis, Ala., removing
obstructions in the river. Maj. A. M.
Damrell, who has charge of the public
improvements of that river, says it can
be made navigable for all the year, and
will recommend to congress an in
creased appropriation.
Stole Church Funds.
Wilmington, N. C., is greatly excited
over the arrest of JohnC. Davis, promi
nent in church affairs and principal
promotor of an elegant new church
building, on a charge >of obtaining
money and funds under false pretenses
to an amount approximating ¥100,000.
A Ttu.Plate Factory.
Work on the tin-plate factory of
Coates A Co., at Baltimore, Md., is be
ing rapidly pushed ahead by a large
force of workmen, and by the middle
of January,says the American, the pro
prietors hope to be turning out tin
plate.
A British.American Trust Company.
The British-American Trust Co.,
with $1,000,000 capital, has been organ
ized at Mobile. The trustees include
well-known capitalists of Mobile,
Maine, New York and London.
Shot While In Bed.
Near DeWitt, Ark.. Mrs. Smith was
shot while in bed by s negro whose in
tentention evidently was assassination
at the instance of some one else.
Killed Hts Mother.
While young Harry Tibbs was ex
hibiting his skill with his parlor rifle at
Dalton, Ga., it was accidentally dis
charged, killing his mother.
The Sequatchie.
A waterways convention is to be held
in Dunlap. Teun., on December 80, to
consider the practicability of improving
the Sequatchie riv$f. j
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