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OFFICIAL 4 ORGA N
—OF THE—
muniBiTiox usiox of Mississippi.
CLINTON, MISS.
March 28, 1SS5.
Saturday,
Entered at the Post-office at Clinton, Mi»»., as
Second-class Matter.
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will not be advertised at any price,
however, one does creep in, it will be
promtlv exposed when found out.
Address all communications to
SWORD AND SHIELD,
Clinton, Miss*
If,
BEYOXD THF. MOUT
Bi voml tin* night no withered rose
Shall mock the later bud that blows.
Nor lily blossom e'er shall blight
But all shall gleam more pure white
Than starlight on the Arctic snows.
Sigh not when daylight dimmer grows
And life a turbid river flows,
For all is sweetness—all is light
Beyond the night.
Oh. haste, sweet hour that no man knows;
Uplift us from onr cumbering woes
Where joy and peace shall crown the right,
And perished hopes shall blossom bright—
To aching hearts bring sweet repose
Beyond the night.
—Samuel Mintnm I'eck.
NEWS AND NOTES.
Read Wh II. Patton's article on a
more thorough organizations, on first
page of this issue.
Notice our new "ad" this week.
If you need anything like a sewing
machine, piano, organ, etc., we will
take pleasure in giving our opinion
as to the best, and recommend the
gentlemen advertizing with us as
perfectly reliable.
Yisitors going to the Exposition
should not fail to visit the display of
Mr. Louis Grünewald, in the main
building. This display is very in
teresting and the one in charge will
take pleasure in answering any ques
tion or imparting any information
desired.
Dr. W. L. Lipscomb, of Lowndes
candidate for State
county, is
Superintendent of Education. He
has been three years Superintendent
of Education in Lowndes and made
an enviable reputation as a manager.
He visits all the schools in person,
which shows that he takes a deep in*
terest in education, and the manage
ment of the schools and finances are
such that the county pays school
warrants on presentation, and has a
surplus fund in the Treasury. As a
sober and qualified man, Dr. L. is
highly endorsed.
We copy on the first page of this
issue an article headed "A Third
Party Needed," which shows how
the wind blows in some parts. The
issue is being much hastened by the
conduct of the two parties and the
Democratic party of Mississippi can
not de a wiser or better thing than
to acceed to the demands of the Pro
hibitionists. We will ask the par
ties for Local Option at the nominat
ing conventions and if they refuse
our appeal, we will then take an ap
peal from the parties to the people.
The Legislature of Wisconsin, as
a committee of the whole, recently
declared that no money should be
appropriated to the State fairs, un
less liquor was prohibited on the
grounds. That was well done ; we
would like to know why a State fair
can't be held in Mississippi without
selling to sharpers and tricksters a
privilege of swindling the country
men with their wheels of fortune
etc. Why should our State fair be
( nly an exhibition of rascality ?
According to the Boston Traveler,
the people of this country are cer
tain to have hard times every few
years as long as they continue to
spend $1,400,000,000 annually for
whisky, beer, and the taxes thereon.
This is an enormous drink bill for a
people whose food and dress bill is
only $1,250,000,000 a year. Over
production is not what hurts us. It
is our over-consumption of whisky
and under consumption of tood and
clothing. If our working people
had put their drink money in their
pockets during the past five years
they would be tolerably flush just
at presen t.—Ex.
The Chicago Current, in a late
issue, says : "Sight-seers, returning
from Now Orleans, declare that the
Government Building contains the
greatest exhibit ever seen in the
world. To-day the Minnesotians
are expected to 'ocupy the land.'
Next Tuesday the people of Georgia
will strive to outdo all the other
States. Gov. McDaniel will take
the lead. Military companies from
Savannah, Macon, Augusta and Atf
lanta will be present. It is safe to
say that the promised celebration
will make Tuesday one of the memo
rable days. New Jersey and New
Mexico will join in giving eclat to
the exercises of Wednesday. New'
Jersey's celebration was postponed
from Februry 10. Gov. Abbot will
the festival his earnest and
give
energetic encouragement. It is not
fair to measure New Orleans Expo
sition by the dollars it shall receive.
The amount of money earned by Sir
Isaac Newton would not count for
much, but the noble feelings inspired
by his triumphs have been worth
untold billions of dollars to civilza
tion. The Ross telescope 'didn't
pay;' the loom makers were a sorry
lot of vagrants in their day. The
effect of this World's Fair, on Mexi
co alone, may benefit America past
the computation of a board of statis
ticians."
SATURDAY AT VVER LEIN HALL.
Prof. J. A. Hopkins opened with
a few appropriate remarks. Dr. E.
B. McDonald was elected chairman
of the meeting and on taking the
chair made a few remarks about the
condition of the cause in California.
He said that in addition to the ob
stacles in the way of prohibition in
all other States, the wine interest of
California stood like a huge rock of
self-interest before this movement.
That not only were saloon men op
posed to legislature on this subject,
but all those who owned vineyards
were to be found combating the in
terest of the Prohibition movement.
"This gives," said he, "a vast advan
tage to the liquor men over Prohibi
tionists." Such being the condition
of Calitornia, she needs the help of
all the agencies of reform, and he
looked with considerable degree of
confidence to the W. C. T, U. to aid
them. He was glad that they had
been at work in his State and ex
pected great results from their la
bors. He regarded it as one of the
most powerful and salutary agencies
now at werk ; it stirred up a healthy
sentiment in the homes. He ex
pressed himself as much pleased at
the work of Miss Moore, and thought
the last election most propitious to
the prohibition movement. Never
before could the line be drawn as it
now can. Heretofore we have been
contending with each other and could
not take a position on this great ques
tion. Now the dead issnes being
cast aside, we may join hand and
hearts on the greatest issue ever be
fore any people.
lie was glad to say that our leader,
(St, John), in spite of the closely
drawn lines, had carried the Prohi
bition standard to such great success
that Mr. St. John brought the issues,
prominently before the American
people. Before we were not known
as a national party, a mist seemed be
tween us and the people. Now it
is hard to find any one who does not
know that such a man as St. John
ran for President on the Prohibition
ticket. The people begin to have
confidence in the party, and on next
campaign he thought that he would
receive hundreds of thousands of
votes over our last campaign.
Thanking the house for the honor
accorded him, he took the chair and
Mr. Van Fleet, of Chicago, and Miss
Wells were elected secretaries. *
A programme of ten minutes
speeches was submitted and carried.
Miss Willard then came forward
and said that every American wom
an belonged to some party. They
could not help it, with fathers and
brothers, politicians and the parti
zan newspapers of the land. She
was glad that her father had been a
conscientious politician, for that had
shown to her that politics and relig
ion could go together, consistently
that politics was clean, it was God's
science of government, and that
only the class of low politicians who
haunt the saloon, degrade it. She
said that it was God's prerogative to
have a hand in the government of
this and every other country, and
that God would assert his right to
bear the government in this country
or he would withdraw the prestige
and take away the power of this na
tion. She had as much loved the
Republican party as some of those
present had loved the Democratic
party. But in this last election God
had cleared away the old issues of
State that he might prepare the peo
ple for grasping the new issue that
presented itself to the people. She
had had great confidence in the Re
publican party in this question, but
when she saw the constitutional
amendments checkmated in a Re
publican State and saw that the
Democratic platform protected the
whisky interest, she felt certain that
neither party was fit to grapple with
a
a
this question. Everything, leaders,
party machinery, etc., had been
created for other issues, and showed
signs of utter weakness when it came
to this gigantic evil. They arc hand
in hand with the liquor interests and
cannot help us, and by taking reve
nue from the saloons had become
bound to the saloons. She was glad
that the guantlet of defiance had
been cast down and that the issue
was surely being formed. This is
not an eutopian idea. Neal Dow
received only 10,305 votes and St.
John received 152,454. Now that it
is made an issue, men who felt that
they could not "throw away a vote"
will flock to our standard.
She thought that the women of
the South and the women of the
North were united on this question.
The malicious falsehood of Northern
and partizan papers could not blind
those who wished to know the truth,
and the good women North and
South were glad to join hands in this
Judging by the newspaper
cause.
accounts, she was astounded to find
Southern Legislators voting to ap
propriate money for the education
of the negroes. She thought the
Democratic party the best party
South and the Republican party the
best North ; but knew that no Dem
ocrat would be a Republican and no
Republican a Democrat, therefore a
a new party was tlie only hope of
uniting the best elements of both
parties.
She had received many left-handed
compliments from Republican pa
pers, but being concious that she
had been true to herself and her con
victions of right, she rather had a
of moral elevation at this.
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She then closed with an eloquentap
peal to the women to make their
home their trvsting place and to con
tinue in this good cause till success
crowned their efforts.
Rev. Mr. C. II. Meade lead in
Come thou fount of every
' After which, Mr. Stearns
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singing
blessing.
spoke. He said he had been asked
if he knew anything abeut the senti
ment in the South, and said that he
had been South seventeen times and
tbat'no part of the United States
bad a more hopeful outlook. He
said that the £reat difficulty was that
temperance people tried to fly with
Legal suasion must be
one wing,
helped up by moral suasion, and
moral suasion can not succeed with
out legal suasion. Total abstinence
for the individual and total Prohibi
tion for the State. He thought that
State Constitutional Amendment
the most certain and satisfactory
was
plan for the substantial Prohibi
tion. He had no apology to offer for
coming South in this w'ork, and
hoped to see Prohibition succeed in
a few years.
Mrs. M. L. Wells then spoke, and
afterwards Mr. J. B. Gambrell said
that he heartily agreed with the ex
perience of the first speaker, that
this seemed to be an experience
meeting and he had something to say.
He had taken his full part on the
Southern side in our four years con
troversy and a good deal of feeling
had been aroused in the South, dur
ing that trouble, that after the war
carpet-baggers did not make very
good feeling down South, that when
they went he was like the old negro
preacher, prepared to "sing a hymn
and welcome their departure,
said that the fear of a return of "the
carpet-bag rule" had kept the South
solidly Democratic ; that never be
fore could the people afford not to
support the party nominees, but that
now that the people no longer had
this bugbear before their eyes he
thought that they would take hold
of this in good earnest. He believ
ed that the two sections had wanted
to unite along time, but the North
and the South both insisted on hav
ing a mourner's bench and that the
great question that had been agitat
ing the mind of the people was who
should sit on the mourner's bench
—the Democrats trying to put the
North on it and the Republicans
trying to seat the South on it. He
thought the reunion would come,
but there would be no mourner's
bench. He believed the people of
the South were in a condition to
take care of home for awhile and let
the party take care of itself, that
next time many votes would Jbe cast
for Prohibiiion. He was somewhat
amused at the speaker who had
spoken of Southern Legislators ap
propriating large sums of money for
the education of the negro. It was
to the interest of the South to do so;
the education of the negro was a
measure of safety to the South that
the whites could not ignore ; to have
an ignorant and degraded voting
population was ruin. Another di
vision was going to be made, not on
the color line, but the other way—
the good men, white and black,
would join hands against the corrupt
He
men, white and black. He felt no
fear of the black man, had known
them all his life and knew that they
could be moved. The thus saitli the
Lord had great weight with them,'
and that an army of whites and the
best of the blacks would give the
Northern Prohibitionists sympathy
and votes,
Mr. Gambrell closed his remarks
and Rev. Mr. Taylor, colored, took
the stand. ' He had come there only
to hear St. John speak. He was
not disheartened over the "set back"
which the Republicans claimed to
that the movement had received,
and was more than ever determined
to make one notch on the stick,
when it comes to Prohibition. He
was glad the Republican party had
been the instrument in the hands of
Providence for freeing the blacks,
but it had accomplished its mission
and a new party was needed to fre e
Saxons as well as Africans. The
two classes had been on their guard
against each other, but *ow the in
stinct of common interest compels
them to unite in the presence of tnis
destroyer. He cited the fact that
more cotton was being made as an
evidence of more industry among
the negroes, but said they were not
more prosperous because they did
not save their money. He asked
that the whites do not go into a
corner in this movement, but will
help the negro to help the movement
and said that the mass of the colored
population would follow, if properly
led. "If," said he, "you do not in
vite the confidence and co-operation
of our people in this, rest assured
that the socialist, liquor dealers, and
free thinkers will not be similarly
neglectful ; they will sow the seeds
of a harvest that will be bitter and
grievous.
After Mr. Taylor, Mrs. Mary
Lathrop spoke. She thought the
South had much the advantage of
the North in not having a foreign
element to contend with. The South
is solid American. The North is
not, and has to oontend with the
vote of the unamericanized German,
Irishman and every other class of
foreign imigration. The North, she
said, needed the South to help her
in this struggle with the ruinous pol
itics of Europe.
She was glad to note the educa
tional progress of the South; it
augured prosperity in the luture.
She felt confident that no nation
could stand without educating the
masses. The upper classes were as
the head of gold, but laboring class
es, if vicious and ignorant, would be
the feet of clay that would bring the
head of gold to the very dust.
The American saloon, she said, is
the hatching place of the socialism
and dynamitism of the Western hem
isphere, and unless we stop it the clay
feet of American society, which are
now crumbling to pieces, will give
way and the head of gold^will suffer
from it.
She had no hope that the North
would ever become Democratic and
felt certain the South would not turn
Republican. The only hope of unit
ing the friends of Prohibition was
another party. Local option was
good in its place she thought, but as
long as the great distilleries and
breweries kept their immease money
and political power, they stood as an
active and aggressive evil in the land
and constantly menaced the passage
and enforcement of prohibitory laws.
A' national party was needed, the
Republicans are on their knees, to
the whisky and beer interest of the
North, and the Democratic party
takes the side of the saloon. The ques
tion has come to stay. Parties may
die but citizenship never. And she
thought that the time had come for
the citizens of the country to cast
off these old and wornout garments
and come forth in new vigor in this
cause.
Mr. Lnther Benson then spoke
with his usual vim and earnestness.
He said there is no - such liberty as
some men talk of. No man can wear
what he pleases and no man can eat
what he pleases, if it makes another
man sick. Men are not allowed to
eat vegetables from cholera infected
districts.
Mr. Benson thanked God that the
woman's crusade had done great
good; it had worried the saloon
keepers, and that wak something
done, and hoped it would continue
to worry them till they give up the
business.
We could not attend the evening
session, but heard that *t passed off
successfully. At night, Ex-Gov.
St. John and Col. Geo. W. Bain and
Miss Willard addressed the house.
We have only given" a short sketch
of a few of the many good speeches
made in the Crescent cHy during
Temperance Week. Probably as
many as 250 speeches were delivered
at different times and places in the
* *
* * *
city. A warm Prohibition sentiment
was aroused in some of those wdio
had not considered the matter, and
in those who had decided on this
question the sentiment was deepened
into conviction.* Great good was
done. ^
* PROHIBITION IN MISSISSIPPI.
The Prohibitionists are active in
thisState They have their speakers,
lecturers and newspapers. They are
earnest, vigilant and industrious.
They have enlisted the women to a
very great extent in their cause.
They let no opportunities escape to
agitate and give piominence to efforts
to unite the majority of the people
to extirpate by force liquor manufac
ture and liquor sale. If we have
wrongly stated their purpose, we
hope some of their leaders will place
right, and state precisely what
their purpose is. We state it as
above , judging by information
have gained in the press and by the
call of a Prohibition Convention soon
to assemble in Jackson. As we un
derstand it, this Convention is to
unite the Prohibitionists and elect
as many as possible'to the Legislaure
and to other offices. In other word**
if the Prohibitionistyits were united
and sufficiently powerful, they would
follow the example set them by
Maine, Kansas and Iowa, and pro
hibit the manufacture and sale of
malt liquors, wine and intoxicating
spirits in Mississippi. If this is not
so, we trust the public will beat once
informed. It is important to ill to
know, for if it is only a temperance
movement to be urged as religion
and tempernce should be urged, with
due respect for the property and liber
ties of the citizen the Democratic
party will bid those engaged in it
God speed and encourage any Dem
ocrats who desire to aid it. If, on
the other hand., it is a design to at
tack the property and liberty of the
citizen, as they have attacked it in
Iowa and other States, the Demo
cratic party must stand by the princi
ples proclaimed at Chicago, even if
it costs the loss of some members.
Intemperance is a fearful and vast
evil, but it cannot be extirpated by
force. The best that law can do is to
protect all citizens in their rights, en
courage temperance and religion,
and leave it for each one to decide
for himself what he will eat and drink,
and to "worship God according to
the dictates of his own conscience,"
It is a fine theory, no doubt, to
assume that great bliss would follow
a resolution of the Prohibition Con
vention, that this State shall pro
hibit the manufacture or sale of
liquor, but it can no more be cirried
out, and it is no wiser to attempt it
than it would be to attempt to force
the people of the State to live up to
all the Ten Commandments. Tne
time has gone by to ask the passage
of laws to force citizens to obey the
Ten Commandments, and what folly
it is to attempt to enforce Prohibi
tion by statute enactment.—Vicks
burg Commercial Herald.
We teel happy to give the Herald
the desired information. Prohibi
tionists have no secrets. The pur
pose of Prohibitionists is to restrict
and utterly destroy the liquor traffic,
just as soon as possible. They have
no one way of doing this, but many
ways. They favor the existing re
strictive laws and under them are
prohibiting the traffic in as many
towns and neighborhoods as they can.
They especially favor Local Option
by counties, by which they can vote
it out of whole counties at a time
when they have a majority of votes.
They mean to eradicate it from the
whole State as soon as it can be done.
No guilless politician with whisky
proclivities, need be deceived. Pro
hibitionists believe that saloons are
an unmitigated evil, a menace to
the peace of society, and that they
have no natural right to exist in a
civilized State. And believing thus,
their thorough weeding out of the
State is our fixed purpose. Is that
plain enough, Mr. Herald ?
We ha ve not seen an article so lar
off the line in a good bit as the one
under notice. To enforce the Deca
logue by law is very foolish, so the
Herald says. Thé Decalogue says
"Thou shall not kill, thou shaft not
steal, thou shalt not bear false wit
ness," etc. What do our State laws
say, if not the same things? Will
the Herald not only teach wisdom to
our legislators, but to the Almighty,
also ? The merest tyro in stateman
ship knows that the deep first prin
ciple of all civilized society is that
individual liberty is limited on all
sides by the good of society. No
man can use his liberty to the injury
of others. This principle is all per
vasive and applies everywhere, in
business, in eating, drinking—every
where.
Let the editor of the Herald dress
in clothes infected with small pox or
yellow fever germs and he will find
out that other people will have
something to say about what he
Let a butcher sell diseased
us
we
wears.
meat in Vicksburg, and he will find
out that the health officer will inter
fere with his property. Let any man
open on Washington street a dyna
mite factory, with all its peril to the
business of the surrounding houses,
and he will learn one thing, i. e.,
that personal freedom dues not mean
freedom to injure others.
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Prohibits nists do not wish to in
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to
vokeanynew principles in legisla
tion, but to apply and enforce
throughout the State those princi
ples which are as old as government
itself, and which are recognized
everywhere, from the Supreme Court
down, except in the whisky ring.
Prohibitionists in Mississippi de
sire to have no conflict with existing
parties. They ask that all parties
join with them in their efforts to
close the saloons, those centers and
breeding places of murders, robber
and all manner of
les, pauperism
public disorders. If the National
Democratic platform means protec
tion amt encouragement for the
liquor traffic, and that is reiterated
in Mississippi ; in short, if the Dem
ocratic party of Mississippi gets
down on its knees in the dirt to the
whisky power, tnen it will deserve
defeat at the hands of the sober,
peace-loving, home-loving people of
the State, and it takes no prophet to
see that defeat it will meet. Why
should a great party commit such a
stupenduous folly to appease the
whisky god ? In Georgia the party
gave Temperance people just what
Temperance people in Mississippi
ask for, and it commands the sup
port of the best people of the State.
If the party leaders are wise, they
will not follow the Herald's lead,
but will give the temperance people
the best possible opportunity to de
stroy this supreme cause of the
State.
It is surmised that Prohibitionists
will have an eye to the proclivities
of future candidates. Like as not
the Whiskey League has, a long
time, had its «lark hand in politics.
Temperance people, we guess, will
vote for sober, law-abiding citizens
for office henceforth. It is not for
gotten that the last State Demo
cratic Convention nominated a man
for an important State office, who
was known to be a sot. It will not
do for any party to repeat that blun
der. We will vote lor sober, law
abiding citizens in our parties, if we
If we cannot do that we will
can.
vote for them out of our parties.
Candidates may take notice and party
managers would do well not to for
get it.
A RARE PAPER.
It is well known that the Southern
Baptist endorsed the article of Dr.
Teasdale and denounced this paper
for publishing the report of the
doctor's conduct in refusing to help
destroy the saloons in Columbus. It
is equally well known that when the
facts came out the proprietors of the
S. B. thought it wise to retire their
chief writing editor, so great was
the indignation of their readers.
But the editorial endorsement of the
doctor's article and their denuncia
tion of the Sword and Shield re
We wrote to the editor of
mains.
the S. B. demanding a retraction of
bis offensive language, but could get
no answer until we registered a letter
to Mr. A. Gresset. Then, in due
time, comes a letter from Mr, J. C.
Powell declining, as matters stand,
to do anything, and declaring him
self to be one of the proprietors of
the paper, and the author of the
offensive paragraph.
We do not insist on anything
further. If Mr. Powell chooses to
leave the Methodist half of that
paper on record as it now stands,
and if Mr. Gresset takes no steps to
vindicate the other half, we cannot
say any more. The situation is too
much mixed up for us to have much
to say. A Temperance paper that
denounces the organ of the Prohibi
tionists as the supporter and propa
gator of an "infamous charge,"
when the main question in the whole
affair was conceded ; a Baptist paper,
with a Methodist a part ow ner, and,
it seems, the unannounced but
managing editor, is a very curious
paper. We would not know how
to carry on a controversy with
such a paper, but Mr. Powell will
find that he cannot go on both sides
of tlie question any more than the
retired editor could. We are only
curious to know when the next edi
tor of this truly remarkable paper is
to be retired, whether it will be
the Methodist or Baptist editor that
will go.
This little episode may point a
moral. The time has passed when
religious men and papers can occupy
neutral ground in this conflict with
the liquor traffic. The public de
mands better things. It is always
best to be outright and downright
on all issues of principle.
It may be mentioned as an item of
interestto our temperance friends
that in Georgia the prohibitionists
have captured ninety counties. And
to tlie other side it may be of equal
interest to know that it is asserted
that these are the counties which
have no large towns, and that the
granger has discovered he can have
his jug filled more cheaply at the
wholesale liquor stores in the cities.
—Mercury.
Such an acknowledgement is
nothing for the cities to crow over
or be proud of. It isfcsily account
ed for. The saloon-keepers are be
ing run out from the rural districts
like rats fleeing from a burning barn,
and they are flocking to the cities,
and their allies, the gambler, adult
erer, loafer, and all that class that
don't feel at home anywhere else ex
cept in or in front of a saloon, fol
low them. In a few years you will
be so corrupt that the Cincinnatti
riot will be a very small affair,
salvation of the cities can be secured
by local option by counties and a
State Constitutional Amendment.
All we need to carry Mississippi is to
organize. We have a majority of
the votes, if we will only organize so
we can utilize them by concert of
action.
The
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SITUATION IN ENGLAND.
England seems to Inve gott •»
more on her bauds than she bargain
ed for. The question of the Soudan
is not settled, nor likely to be settled
soon or in a manner satisfactory to
England. The Afghan frontier
question is still unsettled and is caus
ing a great deal of trouble. The
Times-Democrat says :
RUSSIAN AGENTS ARE ENGAGED IN
DISTRIBUTING MONEY
among disaffected Afghan chiefs for
the purpose of inducing them to sup
port Ayoub Khan in a movement to
have the latter substituted for Ab
durrahman as Ameer of Afghanis
tan.
The military organ Svet, which re
flects the views of the Russian com
manders,
Schernayeff and others of the war
party of Russia, is at present urging
the seizure of Herat before the En
glish can fortify the place. Svct ar
gues that as Herat is the centre of
commerce for Khorassan and Turco
mans, if England is permitted to
hold it the Russian position beyond
the Caspian will be perilous. "Be
sides," says Svet, "to allow England
to bold Herat would be showing
great weakness before the Turco
Kemaroff, Gen.
Gen,
mans.
Continuing, this military organ
says :
"The English must be chased out
of Turcoman territory. Russian
diplomacy conceding one inch of
ground will betray the interests of
their country. England will not risk
a war for Herat. She knows lier
defeat might involve India, whereas
a Russian defeat would mean noth
ing more than the maintainance of
the territorial statu quo."
Add to this the fact that the do
mestic government is so unsettled
and a change in so imminent that
most ol the whigs and tories will not
be candidates for re-election and the
condition of English national affairs
becomes one of interest.
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MISSISSIPPI PROHIBITIONISTS.
The Mississippi Prohibitionists
will hold a State Convention at Jack
son on Wednesday, July 1st 1885, for
"consultation and the adoption of
such a policy as will unite the friends
of temperanee in the next Legisla
ture of this State." It looks now as
if the Prohibitionists intend to take
a lively hand in the next State elec
tion. The first step toward "uniting
the friends of Temperance in the
Legislature," will be the election of
"friends of Temperance," or Prohi
bitionists to the Legislature, and the
next step will be the election of a
Governor who will recommend and
approve such prohibitory or restrict
ive measures as may be agreed upon
and adopted by the "friends" in the
Legislature.
Suppose -the State Democratic
Convention should adopt the resolu
tion of the last National Democratic
Convention in regard to liquor legis
lation! Is it not probable that the
"friends of temperance" and the
Prohibitionists will oppose the elec
tion of the Governor nominated by
the Democrats ? Or suppose the
Democratic Convention ignores the
temperance question altogether !
Will not the Prohibitionists feel of
fended, and appeal to the voters with
a State ticket of their own ?
It is impossible for the Prohibition
ists to take a hand in electing mem
bers of the Legislature without af
fecting the election of other officers.
Perhaps it may be considered desira
ble to elect Prohibition Sheriffs,
Court Clerks, Supervisors, etc.
The Democrats will probably be
compelled to take cognizance of this
Prohibition movement, or else it may
bring about complications that will
give the party managers considera
ble trouble; Prospective candidates
for Governor had as well begin to
cultivate a friendly feeling among
the Prohibitionists. They are prob
ably as strong in the State now as
the railroad supervisionists, and
have a better cause to fight for.
However, there are many friends of
temperance in this State who are not
Prohibitionists as they believe Pro
hibition to be impractical.
About the first of July look out
for the Prohibitionists.—Vicksburg
.Post.
We ask our readers to compare
the above with an article from tha
Herald, (same place), which is re
viewed. After noticing the differ
ence. we would like to ask if the
Hira'd's championing the saloons
last had nothing to do with Vicks
burg's being famous for saloons and
murders ?
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