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FRIDAY MORNING, DEC. 22, 1893.
A C. WHiSTOH, Editor tad Proprietor. 1. B. CB1SLEB, Publisher and laaaior of lob Dopartaoat. Subscription Per Tear. $2.00 Entered at the poetofllce at Port Gibson.MLss. a* second-claaa mall matter. Ltliuokalani wants to get baok on I he throne, but she also wants the privilege of cutting off a few heads. Secretary Carlialo thinks there should be no more currency legisla tion until time shows what will be the effoct of repealing the silver-pur chasing law. The silver men are preparing for a lively campaign next year. Even if the? should capture congress, no free coinage measure cun become law while Cleveland occupies the white house. . » - The mayoralty election in Chicago last Tuesday resulted in a victory for Hopkins, Democrat, by the slender ■majority of 1387 votes. Last year Cleveland carried Chicago by 30,000 majority. In spite of their present poverty stricken condition, our people have the consolation of hoping for better times next year. Even the despotic "money-power" can not deprive ns of that privilege. ' Nothing is hoard of late about changing the senate rules so as to .rescue the helpless majority from the power of the minority. Unless some change is made, the Wilson tariff hill will have an uucomfortable time in the senate. An investigation of tho Blind In stitute ought to be ordored as soon as the legislature meets. If the charges false they should be disproved to the satisfaction of tho public ; if true, the Institute needs a different set of managers. Lexington has forty-two widows and Kosciusko ha* forty-two widow ers. The two places are not far apart and an exctission is being planned to bring the two forties together, when many marriages are expected to re sult.—Friar's Point Couhoinian. The people of this country have about reached the conclusion that any business which can not be main tained without government aid had better be abandoned. This applies as well to tho sugar planters as to tho manufacturers of the eastern states. are It will be interesting to see how many Democratic congressmen are going to join tho Republi posing the Wilson bill, ors will doubtless bo \ leans in op These trait very few. and the poople should mark every one of them for slaughter at tho next elect ion. ppi representatives are his state except Stock The Missi88i all natives of t dale, who is a Pennsylvanian, Hook er, who was born in South Carolina, and Williams, who was born in Memphis, Tenn. Senator Walthall is a Virginian and senator George a Georgian. The congressional committoes on appropriations want $519,504,350 for the government's expenses in 1894. Considering tho wide-spread poverty and distress, it really seems as if the government might make a feeble ef fort to got along on a more reason able sum, say $400,000,000 or less. Congressman Brentz, of Indiana, has introduced a bill for an income tax sufficiently heavy to raise all the money needed for pension paymonts, such tax to be levied on no incomes under $50,000 per year. Tho rich men ought to welcome a bill like this as it would give them an oppor tunity of showing in a substantial way their gratitude to the valiant soldiers who saved tbe Union while they were at home making money. Frank Burkitt, chairman of the elections committee in the Mississip pi house, and J. S. Madison, chair man of the ways and meauB commit tee, will certainly bo displaced from those positions os soon os the house reorganizes in January. And justly so as both have abandoned the Dem ocratic party and become rank Popu lists. In fact, they are too experi enced in politics to expect any other treatment at the hands of their form er allies. In the course of a violent partisau speech on the 19th, congressman Boutelle, of Maine, referred to Mr. Cleveland as a "Democratic usurp Brer Boutelle seems ignorant of the fuel that Cleveland was elected to his office by a majority of 300,000 or 400,000 voles ; or more likely he thinks it a usurpation that anybody except a Republican should be presi dent of this country. If he lives eight or teu years longer he will be apt to soe other usurpers of tho same kind in the white house. y y VT. In fit the not That accomplished rascal C. O. Summers who escaped from the Mis sissippi penitentiary some months a go, is now under arrest in San Fran cisco, whence he will soon be brought back to this state. Summers is the same scamp who posed in these parts last year us a "detective" and gained much glory in the newspapers until he was de tected robbing an ox press company. Who the penitentiary people hold of the distinguished prisoner a gain they should Brace up and try hold him. IN to The bouses of the leading million Aires of New York are mostly guard ed by secret police. The president's message on Hawaii, which was sent to congress on the 18th, is an ablo and vigorous docu ment. Though it throws but little new light on the subject—tho main facts being already before the public —it vindicates the course of the ad ministration, and will strengthen the Democrats in their stand against an negation. The only mystery cleared up by tho message is that relating to the instructions which were given to miuister Willis. That gentleman, it seems, was directed to assure the pro visional government of Mr. Cleve land's purpose not to submit the treaty of annexation again to the sen ate ; and he was further directed to advise the queen that Mr. Cleveland desired to see her government, which was overthrown by tho aid of Amer ican troops, rettored to power, provi ded she would promise amnesty to all who had taken part in the revolt. All this,of course, the president hop ed to accomplish by peaceful means, the use of force not being contemplat ed by him. The queen's unexpected stubbornness in refusing to accept the condition granting amnesty to the re volutionists prevented an amicable settlement and the matter remains just as Mr. Willis found it when he first landed. Tho president therefore re legates the question to tho more ex tended powers and wider discretion of congress. The matter has been much simplifi ed by Liluokalani's fatuous refusal to accept restoration on the terms pro pose by Mr. Cleveland. Our govern ment is thus relieved of further con cern on the dusky monarch's account and she should now be left to her own devices. Congress should recognize the present government and then wash its hands of Hawaii and '.lie Hawaiians. on the be a if law for ns to as to if to as Partitan.hip and Patriotism. It would seem that a matter so lit tle complicated a8the Hawaii prob lem might be approached without prejudice by congressmen of all par ties and dealt with according to its merits alone : but this is far from being the case. Mr. Cleveland's ef fort to treat the question on a basis of simple justice bus provoked n storm of vituperation from Republican politicians and newspapers. He is branded nsn"traitor,''andaccused of committing the country to a "policy of infamy"—and why ? Simply be cause he opposes the annexation of a bit of territory whose acquisition would, under the circumstances, be most dishonorable to our govern ment. No fair-minded man can read Mr. Cleveland's message without ac knowledging the righteousness of his position ; but your thorough-go ing partisan cates nothing for that. For men like Hoar and Boutelle it is enough that the proposal to re store the native government comes from a Democratic adminis tration And is upheld by Democrats. But these of unprincipled parti- i have their way this ans are not to time. Though thenueen may not be restored, the islands will not be an nexed, and our government will not profit by the trickery of ita un worthy minister Stevens. is a The Special Elections. Elections were held last week on the 14th to fill eighteen legislative vacancies caused by resignation, death, or removal. In some coun ties the aspirants were all Demo crats, while in others Populist can didates were in the race. Tho Dorn ocrats, however, were uniformly successful, electing their men to ev ery one of the eighteen vacancies. In Newton, Attala aud Copiah the Populists were particularly ac tive and professed to be confident of victory, but these counties also re mained true to the Democracy. In Newton county, for example, Keith, Democrat, received 439 votes, while Monroe, Populist, received only 144. The vote was everywhere light, but the result shows that Populism is making no progress in this slate. The average Mississippi voter is wedded to his Democracy. Concealed Weapons. Some of our exchanges are wonder ing why the law against concealed weapons is not more generally respect ed in Mississippi. One reason is that there are a good many poople in this state who are not entirely civilized. Tho carrying of deadly weapons concealed on the per son is essentially a barbarous practice, and every man wbo adopts the cus tom is to that extent a barbarian. Civilized poople are not in tbe habit of thus keeping themselves ready to commit murder, and for them there is no need of a concealed-weapons law. As for the semi-savages who go about with pistols in their pockets, they care little for that or any other law, and they will continue to carry their implements of murder until civilization in its stow progress reaches them also. But whenever tho law does get hold of one of these barbarians, it should mako him pay dearly for the privilege he seems to value so highly. be or the the in the B the ate Sun. The Orphsns Generously Remembered. The orphans of the Protestant Asylum, os well as the good lady managers of that noble iustilulion, will have cause to hold the recent Thanksgiving day in grateful re membrance for all lime to come. In nearly every city, village and hamlet in tbe state on tliAt day col lections wero taken up tor the bene fit of the orphans, and in spite of the great stringency of the times, those helpless little ones were re membered in a most generous and liberal manner. Several boxes con taining Thanksgiving offerings in the shape of clothing, groceries fruits, toys, books, eta, also found their way to the asylum, and were not lew thankfully received than but aud the cash donations. Truly the good l"' 0 !» 1 ** of Mississippi are kind In the •*' I he orphans in the several aey lumi of Natchez, and the generous * id a L nd they always extend lo helpless little ones will * ur * t y , ,e f ecorded to cred,t . ,a ad- tlie litok oi account that is kept with the ea ®* 1 * ll dividnnl in the Great Be y und.— Natch en Democrat, to to it the to all re re to Free Trsds. Afler shivering for vean on the brink, the Democratic party has boldly ptnnged into tho work of tariff reform. Even the weak and timid must now understand that It is no longer possible for the Demo cratic party to palter with this great question, it can not turn back if it would. It hfts burned its bridges behind it and cut off all possibility of retreat. It has drawn the sword and thrown away the scabbard. It must cut its wav through the ranks of its enemies, ft must utterly over throw and defeat the armies of pro tection or it must itself perish. It has set its life upon this cast and it must stand tho hazard of the die - We are glad of it. If the Democrat ic party cannot break loose from the selfish interests in its own ranks and send its cowurdly counsellors to the rear ; if It cannot declare war ngitinst the enemiea of the people and raise the black flag of extermi nation against all vicious legislation, then the Democratic party is not tit to live. The trouble with the Dem ocratic party in the past has been that it has not always hud toe full courage of its convictions. It has too often wavered and hesitated and retreated when the occasion de manded vigorous, bold and nggres sive action. It has given heart and courage to the protectionists by making large and fatal conceasions and by refusing to join issue upon tho very principle of protection. Whenever the Democratic party has conceded that tho principle of pro tection was right and that the only question between it and the Repub lican party was tho question of ''how much," it has placed itself at a disadvantage. Instead of assum ing the offensive it has been on the defensive. The Republican party, which in the beginning was cautious and conservative on the tariff ques tion, grew bolder and more extreme as it recognized the timidity of its great adversary. At last the Dem ocratic party Ins taken the only true and defensible position. It has found safety to abide in decisive ac tion. It has learned that courage is prudence and that in cowardice ii the greatest danger. We shall have no more compromise with pro tection. "Free Trade" is written on the Democratic banner. -Mem phis Commercial. of all of is of of of it Our Spendthrift Selva«. Each separate member of con gress should paste in his hat,smoke in his pipe and bear constantly in his memory the one word, tuy." * ' econo This nation has been a magnifi cent spendthrift for years. It has dissipated splendid revenues and pxhuusted a handsome surplus, and finds itself confronting a meagre treasury balance and the probable necessity of borrowing money for current expenses. We may go a long way in the di reclion of retrenc imeui before be coming parsimonious. We have been living pretty fast. Our no tions as to .what expenditures are necessary have become warped by extravagance. Permanent appro priatious have] been suffered to grow beyond reason. Additions made in careless haste have been perpetuated by the miserable bart er of favors and influence. Job have eaten up the surplus. Pen sion leaks are draining the treasu ry. Wastefulness hau intrenched itself in the department expendi tures. Economy in our case will not bv enforced without a struggle, tioiml habit is to be overcome. It is easy to defend excess on the mis leading plea that this is a great country and requires great expend itures. We have squandered until not to squander seems mean, and every beneficiary of our folly will protest against reform as an injus tice. of has so In left and ace. he he his fury sick ness A na Against such protests congress should stop its ears, provide itself vvitli a supply of plugs and go about fitting them to every lenk that be found, regardless of whose pnil bas been catching the drip at this or that point. It is time for econ omy of the thoroughgoing sort.— Courier-Journal. can A Disappointing Party. If there ever was a time when the so-called Populist party ehould have exhibited its strength it was at the November election. In the long debate on the silver question in the senate it was the burd ver speeches that the whole popu lation was ready to rise up fur sil ver and that in the south especially the Democratic party would be de stroyed by the repeal of the Sher man bill. VVbeii the elecliou caiue the Populists were scarcely noticed in the returns and iu most places only figured, or were entitled to fig ure, ns "scattering." In Virginia the Populists and the Republicans together did no better than the Re publicans alone, and the combined B artie8 were snowed under by 60,000 etuocralic majority. In Ohio and Iowa the Populist vote was also ridi culously small in comparison with the noise the party made in the sen ate and on the etump.—Baltimore Sun. . en of the ail and he side was sent got and He in icine come gards For Point« About Overshoes. If a man has a corn, says the India Rubber World, it can be removed, but if he is suffering from rubber foot fever, no chiropodist can help him, aud the ouly thing to prescribe is] is liberal bathing of the feet and re moval of the cause. Rubbers should only be worn to keep wet out, and they should be removed the moment the wearer gels indoors. Failing to note this gives a man wet feet in u fur worse sense than if he hail waded through mud ankle deep. It was the trouble resulting from forcing the perspiration to soak the stockings and keep the feet perpetually damp that drove rubber-soled boots out of the market. Even loose rubbers are a source of danger and the cause of many more serious colds than they avert. - Married in Hasts. A rather funny marriage is report ed from Danville, III. Miss Julia Van Kirk, of Chicago, has been vis iting a friend there for a few weeks, and once or twice met a Mr. Mast baum, who was a clerk in a store. The other day she and her friend were in the store, and noticing that Mr. Ma8tbautn presented an un shorn appearance, one of them said that he had better go and shave. He said that he should not shave again until ho was married to Miss Van Kirk, laughing. "Well, suppose we get married now ?" Mastbaum replied by daring her to go after the mar riage license with him. They went, and were married out of hand. When the girl realized that she was actually married she was inclined to repent of it, and talked about get ting a divorce ; but after discussing the matter with her husband, they concluded to let things take their natural course, and went away on a wedding tour. There will be plenty of leisure for repentance in the fut ure, though, possibly, no occasion for it, as both of the young people are very highly spoken of.—Picay une. Miss Van Kirk replied, A gentleman of prominence residing about eight miles east of Liberty, was in town on Saturday, and stated that there was no white cap organisation in Amite county. That a Baptist deacon had told him they disbanded in Janu ary. and their object in organizing was to control labor.—Liberty Herald. Northern Farmer, in Cl.r Counnt,. In the locality of West Point, Clay County Mississippi are several northern STÄÄ ready to hitch up and "carry you" any where and deem it a pleasure. One of them took U3 to Ben Holliday's two miles west of Prairie Station and ten miles north of West Point. Mr. Holli day and his brother have a farm of some 2,200 acres, with 300 people on it The Holliday brothers are old bachelors and keep "bachelor's hall, white woman on the farm,but what fine stue'e, horses, hogs, cattle, chickens, and what a farm! What a dinner we did get! Green beans, third crop; new potatoes second crop ; radishes and the like. What all this ? Yes, indeed. They raised 400 bales of cotton ; clover, Bermuda and all kinds of grain. Think of 400 bales of cotton, $40 a bale. The party who took us the drive aas gone all day glad to accommodate us. They want you to come down and stay with them. They stay with you almost as close as your slun.—"Prospect" in In diana Pioneer. There is not a of When on a visit to Iowa, Mr. K. Dalton of Luray Russell county,Kan sas («lied st the laboratory of Cham berlain & Co., Des ^tloiues, to show them his six year old boy, whose life nail boeen saved l»y Chamberlaiu's Cough Remedy, it having cured him of a very severe attack of croup. Mr. Dalton is certain that it saved his boy s life and is enthusiastic in his praise of tbe remedy. For sale bv Dr. W. D.Redus. -«•A Laughter •• s Remedy. The remedial effects of laughter are sometimes wonderful. A hearty laugh has frequently banished disease and preserved life by a sudden effort of nat ure. We are told that the great Eras mus, the eminent theologian, laughed so heartily at a satirical remark that he broke a tumor and recovered his health. In a singular treatise on "Laughter," Joubet gives two similar instances. A patient being very k>w, tbe physician, who had ordered a dose of rh countermanded the medicine,which was left on the table. A monkey in the room jumped up, discovered the goblet, and having tasted made a terrible grim ace. Again putting his tongue to it, he perceived some sweetness in the dis solved manna while the rhubarb had sunk to the bottom. Thus emboldened, he swallowed the whole, but found it such a nauseous potion that, after many strange and fantastic grimaces, he ground his teeth in agony and in a violent fury threw the goblet on the floor. The whole affair was so ludicrous that the sick man burst into repeated peals < laughter and the recovery ofeheerfu ness led to health.—Ex. abarb. of 1 Mr. J. P. Biaize, an extensive real estate dealer in Des Moiues, Iowa, narrowly escaped one of the severest attacks of pneumonia while in the northern part ol that state during a receut blizzard^aya the Saturday Re view. Mr. Blaise bad occasion to drive several miles during tbe storm and was so thoroughly chilled that he was unable to get warm, and in side of an hour after his return be was threatened with a severe case of pneumonia or lung fever. Mr. Biaize sent to the nearest drug store and got a bottle of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy,of which he had often heard, and took a number of large doees. He says the effect was wonderful and in a short time he was breathing quite easily. He kept on taking the med icine and the next day was able to come to Des Moines, gards his cure as simply For Bale by Dr. W. D. Reai Or If M r. Biaize re wonderful. known. ia Washington's hop crop this year on© of the largest and finest ever The RACKET STO to u The Ls&dßr of Low Prie os, Undorsolls Thom 411 , Marked in Plain Fleures. C ne P r j Ce> £5 HI Hi FOR YOTTRQJEXsji tsssszisz around üse-P« worthy» Ol doable the mousy, jr* ^ gL r th tb$p© tiAs All kinds standard print«, 6c W in*s*y •«*■* for All kinds stripes and checks, 6c We baVa over iooo ladies and genta All kinds ginghams, 6c hate,sample« bought from cwnstgn* 4-4 brown aûd bleached cottons, 6c meuiSt the latest «tv leMome worth Fine line of sateens, 5c . . as much as $10 each, our price 26, Fine line of velvets, silks, worsteds, ^ 75c ftn< j cashmeres and flannels at half pnee A|fD g fina ladies' and misses - f * / mu 9 I i™" 1 " ID(J,i f ,0 or al * 0U ! 1, !lr^ . v ~ ^ £©,.* of » kin* wtfch we tel! nt 26 We sell cheeper than the manufaetur- * on tba doUar ers can make them. __ Children's shoes, 26, 60 and 75c la Clstkla* Ws Seat tl# WcrUl Indies' shoes, 60, 25c, $1 aad up ... Jeaoi p.oti, srtl wool, 75« and $1 Come and see for yourself. All the goods sre marked in plain figures st the All Our Goods are OOMŒ - Caaaimere Mat* 75c «dk PMits worth $5 wf*n* Boy.' panU 2/k p* hU,y.'.n r 75c, |ul i9p Wa bought 3ofi bo., on tb« dollar Overcoat- of .|] , •4. worth HO M«u'. suits, fine goofcl Wi lave Tho^ Of other article* which •pace to mention, , 0t h * i-hing goods. 1*, fi«,* jj goods, shawls, trunks, ^ kinds of other go,*l, f ^ •sve yon 50c no the dol!» Which we a tbe an int of ' I nett : i "I "F Under ttie Columbiannd Toys, Toys! We have just received a large lot of toys and other good, which we aro selling EXTRAORDINARY We buy for rash and sell for cash. This is the place for CHEAP TOTO. ' J. D. WHEELESS, Proprietor. DAVID BOCK, Manager. REDUCEDRATES -rom th- HOLIDAYS lhe above oeeMMW , ticketa will ba aoii a /rednetd ret«- between all »taUon* on the line of the YAZOO AND MISSISSIPPI VALLEY p^ILROAD fSKSi !° - - ■ ■ ■ ■ ciaiboro« County, Ml-«., to be opened at the j-na-r, term, is »4 : let. For keeping the poor hooee for the year 1894. 2nd. For medical attention and medicine« for the year 1894. 8rd. Printing the proceeding« of Um board for tbe year ISM. 4th. Working the connty convict- for tbe year ibM. 5th. Fnrniahing record and blank book« for connty official«. Otb. Fun iabing «tatfoneiy and blanks, etc., for connty officials. Detailed information can ba obtained on ap plication to tbe undersigned. Dec. 8,1898.—St. 1 A. K. JONES, Clerk. Teachers of the Public Schools Are notified to close their rcbooli ou the even ing of Dec. 22nd, for the holkUys j reopening J-ntury let, 1894. I «hall be in my office Dec.28r<t, to receive re port» for 2nd month, for tbore teechere who wish settlements. Reports most be made ont for the month, as nraal; but the "average atu-ndanoe" of pnpils will be oompnted on tbe basis of day« ACTUAU.T taught during the month. Wishing for each an every one of my teach er« a most pleasant Christmas, I remain, CHAH. K. BEGAN, Co. Supt. xittirk „ fr the of to And K Dee. 12th, 1893. ChiWrei Lry for PifaWs Castorli JOHN FINNIE, Painter anil Paper-Hanger. Does all work in his line in first class style and at reasonable prices. Orders left at the Traylor House promptly attended to. , JOHN FINNIE. Port Gibson, Nov. 10, 1893. J 9. SPENCER. Spacial Agent, CHRISTMAS BARGAINS ! , Wide Open for the Holiday Trad«! BARGAINS IN EVERY DEPARTMENT! LAY LEVY'S SONS Great Establish I« literally PACKED and JAMMED with goo<foG%fe»y miiu i tu work off du nag aredrf* Icscription, which we the next Or perish m the attempt Come and buy good, will make prices to suit the fcj at your own figures. Never mind the har** 1 ® 6 J scarcity of monev. Do We M«ke.Ours e l ve s Understood If not, drop in and let our prices talk for themselves ; ' ^ or ® ar gains speak louder than word* LA& 'X . E VY'S sons, /Port Gibson, Mt Toys! Toys! To - WACnyOn make your Santa ClUUtJ* f° r *** Mllß f°^ S > ******** 011 r Assorti note Otir lOTT prices • These ffOOfls Were b Sotl ™ *«"• be i0ld «** -A.T A. M. Evans & Co.'s 1IV GREAT VARIETY, A. M Evans & December 15th, 1893. Port Gibson Female Colli NEXT 8ZSI0N OPENS WEDNESDAY, 8EPTEXBEB 6, A splendid location, healthy, wholesome, homelike schos rapid but thorough advancement of our young women. The management will consist of skillful Christian instruct 1 y capable in literature, music, art, elocution, languages, me modern. , Write for terms to sait the present depressed financial ( Information gladly furnished. The faculty will be published in full shortly. W. H. HUwtlEY, President, Port Q.iteq». fTDOES MAKE A DIFFERES What Company You Insure With. „ of Inroraaee mu to It thst tbe Company la of meh fr .. if 1 , u,enl SL P roin,ae *. a»d one whose tnunuer of »«ttit œent» M fraeilw Wuh mtcaliiluu. 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Apr« K on mJ of Twenty-year Tontine Endowment fuller. , n imumi P 1 **»»!«**»« I hnve paid, Hm-»anting to ■Deutriîï u r T ***"• J«» a«" offer me 18.221 45ia (*A *! *** 1 k*V« to take the ps.d-j.p p twentvreir. 1 ^*'*••*1 for I hnd tlw protection of fV*W * h,e , Ü °? w • policy for more then three times that to par. Tour, verym.", HE.NET « Il 4o«p mal»« dtterenoe. Mowal— loan re with (be Equitable-. J 9. SPENCER. Spacial Agent, Port