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R. D.GAMBRELL,} Editors. OFFICIAL ORGAN —OF THE— PROH1HITIOX l/V/O.V OF MISSISSIPPI. CLINTON. MISS. .June 20, 1885 Saturday, Filtered at the Post-office at Clinton, Miss., as Second-class Matter. BUSINESS MENTION. All communications intended for publi cation, should be sent in Thursday morn ing, an<l should be written on only one side of paper. Everything intended for publica tion should be written on separate pieces of paper from the business communications. The columns of the Sword and Shield will beopen to a limited number of reliable advertisers at reasonable rates, but frauds will not be advertised at any price, however, one does creep in, it will be promtly exposed when found out. Address all communications to SWORD AND SHIELD, Clinton, Miss* If, Rooms of State Prohibition Ex ecutive Committee, April 1st. In view of the approaching meet ing of the Prohibition State Con vention, called to meet July 1st, in the city of Jackson, we urge an im mediate and thorough organization of our friends throughout the State. Please organize at once and report list of officers to the Secretary, at Brookhaven. Led, the friends of Prohibition all over the State organize Prohibition clubs, and report the same to the Sword and Shield, Avith the names of officers, and other items of inter est. This will give union and effec tiveness to the movement. Chas. B. Galloway, Ch'n. B. T. Hobbs, Secy. HEAD THIS! Counties and committees desiring to secure the services of a Prohibi tion speaker, can do so by applying at this office. We hope to hear from every county and community that wishes the benefit of an address on Prphibition. We are also prepared to furnish on application a copy of the Constitu tion and By-laws, recommended by the State Executive Committee for the organization of Prohibition clubs. Send a two-cent stamp and get one immediately. We must or ganize without delay. SPECIMEN COPIES. We will take pleasure in sending specimen copies to any who Avould like to Avork for the paper. The friends of temperance and Prohibi tion could not do a better thing for the cause than to circulate the Sword and Shield. } tf tf A REQUEST. We want some friend of Prohibi tion and temperance in ev r ery town and county in the State to write, in forming us of the condition of the cause in that county or town. We want to see where our strength is and where our work is needed. Publisher. REDUCER RAILROAD FARE. To Relegates Attending the State Pro hibition Convention. fire the Please announce that the railroads named below have generously grant ed a reduction of rates on the basis stated to all delegates to the State Contention which meets in Jackson July 1st: Illinois Central Railroad, includ ing its A'arious branches—Full fare going; returning, one-halt of regular fare. Natchez, Jackson and Columbus Railroad—five cents per mile going ; returning, free. Louisville, New Orleans and Texas (or Mississippi Valley) Rail road—Full fare going; returning, half rate. The Queen & Crescent Route, in cluding the Vicksburg and Meridian and the Neiv Orleans & Northeast is the If it, ry have we ern Railroads—Full fare going ; re turning, one cent per mile. Mobile and Ohio Railroad, includ ing branches—Full fare going; re turning one-third fare. To secure these reductions dele gates must present to the ticket agents of the various railroads named a certificate of attendance, Avhich will be furnished by the Sec retary of the Convention after the body meets. Other roads will be included in the list as soon as heard from. You can also say for the encour agement of our friends and the dis may of our opponents, that the ap proaching Convention promises to be a rousing one. From the present outlook nearly, or quite, every county in the State will be repre sented by a delegation of her truest and best citizens. can that the much rey. seen tt B. T. Hobbs. Sec'y State Prohibition Ex. Com. NRWS AND KOTES. Commencement week has opened in Clinton, The prospect of a pros perous week is good. Wesson lost severely by a fire on the morning of the 14th. One whole business block was burned and the Mississippi Mills were only saved by their abundant water fa cilities. "Signing whisky petitions is not I an unpardonable sin." No, let your candidate "bring forth fruits meet for repentance," But if a man op poses us, he makes the issue and w T e will meet it. We are not run ning for any office and don't expect | any favors from such men -• »M* - The Weekly Lantern, is the name of a new paper started at Jackson, on the cartoon style. While we will probably not agree with it in all its measures, we wish its editor a gratifying success in his venture. as of be The article on "Woman's Suffrage and Prohibition," on our first page was published at request of its writer, a gentleman of rare culture and considerable political influence, living in Washington, D. C. If, in at } Every delegation to the State Con vention should come prepared to leave a contribution with the Execu tive Committee for carrying on the work. Hitherto the agitation has been kept up largely through the unpaid efforts of a few. There necessary expenses which ought to be met by the many. are A crowd of drunken ruffians, on an excursion train, at Elkton, Ky., | drew their pistols and commenced firing into the coaches filled with ladies and children. One young lady was hit in the side and fatally Avounded. Two of the ruffians, nam ed Johnson and Watson, Avere ar rested and committed to jail without the benefit of bail.—Capitolian-Ad voeate. Whisky gets in more of its devilish Avork. How long will this | have to be stood ? The Brooklyn Excise League has sent an open letter to the Hon. Seth Low, mayor of the city, calling his attention to the delinquency of the city officers in enforcing the Excise hvAVS, and reminding him of some of his OAvn failings in a polite, though forcible manner.—Ex. It is a most hopeful sign of the times to see pri vate citizens demanding the enforce ment of the laAvs. If officers don't heed this, the demand will take an other form, and the officers and even "the party"— Avhere Avili they be ? | j j The Vicksburg Commercial-Her ald has been very much aroused at the failure of the courts, on account of packed juries, to carry out the law. This is certainly cause for alarm, but how shall we reform mat ters ? What is the greatest cause of all this ? The influence of the saloon. It is well known that it is next to impossible to convict a saloon keeperer of any violation of the law. Thus those who will per jure themselves for a saloon are in good training to defeat justice any where. When ex-Governor St. John spoke in Taylorville, 111., a week or two ago, under the auspices of the local W. C. T. U., there was great ill feeling expressed by some Republi cans, and the liquor element threat is ■ encd t0 ^ )iea k up his meetings, j After his first meeting, which occur red in the evening, and which was attended by 2,000 people, the Presi dent of the W. C. T. U., w hile her way home, was egged by a mob, incited by the liquor dealers. At a subsequent meeting, a false alarm of fire was given, in order to disperse it.—Voice. The courage and gen tlemanly instincts of such men are truly remarkable, and yet of such is the kingdom of the opposition. on No be on This paper has remarked that it is not in sympathy Avith the undig nified manner in Avhich much of the opposition to Gov. LoAvry has been conducted. We do not belong to P the anybody-to-beat-Lowry party. of If he is beaten, let abetter man do « " it, and then we will rejoice. Low ry is not our candidate. We will have to know some things of Avhich we are not now informed before we by one has can support him at all. The idea that the Sword and Shield would support the Governor because he commuted the sentence of^Penn, the slayer of Rials, is of a piece Avith much of the silly objections to Low rey. The truth is, we have never seen on Avhat ground his action was j based. Unless there was something roads developed in the case after the trial, tt is clear that Penn's sentence It should have been executed on him. Governor's should not tamper with life, justice, as decreed by the courts. ture on fa '•THE NEW HOLE." The editor of the Educational J nal, in Its issue of June 12, accuses the Sword akd Shield of "throw ing mud at Mr. Walker," because we had the hardihood to expose some very unsavory proceedings of the gentleman from East Mississippi. We are sorry to see Brother Corr display so much unfairness, but we attribute it to an error of the head and not of the heart. It is no mud slinging to tell the truth, and we defy the friends of Walker to stand up to the rack and deny the charges. They are true, and Walker's friends know it, so they raise the cry of "mud-slinging," instead of coming squarely to the issue. Such a course is unmanly in the extreme. We reiterate the assertion, we have no candidate for Governor, but are unalterably opposed to Walker. As a voter, he gives his influence not I against Prohibition in favor of the saloon. Now, let the whisky men and weak-kneed camp followers of op- Prohibition support him ; but as for and men of firm convictions and moral backbone, they will not vote for one | who votes against them, our we in a its But while Ave have no candidate for Governor, and would be satisfied with Lowry or Featherstone, there is one charge against LoAvry, that places him in a false light. We re fer to the inauguration ball. If Mr. Corr had taken pains to learn the truth, he would knoAV that that ball was not gotten up by Lowry, but was a complimentary entertainment given to him by his friends, and he was no more responsible for Avhat to the has the to are on | Avas on the table than Ave are for the foolishness that appears in the Edu cational Journal. We strongly condemn that whole affair, but let the blame be put where it belongs. It is the province of this great and ar- conscientious journal to turn on the light; moreover, we are not afraid ot the half-ex pressed threat to throw its mud at us. The mud will not stick, | butin contrast with our square-toed, straight-forward, open-and-above board course Avili be taken as an ex his of ponent of the cause of our oppo nents. The Journal has been led into an other error by its very superficial in vestigation. Lowry is not running on a Prohibition platform, neither are Prohibitionists running a man for Governor. Lowry has the sup | port of the Leader and Star, tAVo j outspoken Prohibition papers, and of other good papers, and we have j no sympathy with those who are ac tuated more by personal enmity to LoAvry, or hopes of office by a change than by any love of country or other candidates. This paper intends to ventilate some places, and if the smell thereof is offensive to the peo ple they Avili be careful that some men don't get office this time. Between a man who is disposed to grant all that a Prohibition Legisla ture can ask, and who will try to en force the laws and one who has al Avays fought against us, Prohibition ists can soon decide, it will neA'er be "Gov. Walker." Let the Educational Journal put this reply in as it proposed, and be more careful in the future. - RAILROADS VERSUS WHISKY. at of is a of From every standpoint the Prohi bition question, with unerring step is coming to the front to stay till the ■ concoctions of the "jolly mixest" are j exterminated from the land. It is gratifying to note the assistance that catpialists are rendering the great est Reformation that eA r er engaged the thought of civilization. To show what assistance is being rendered by some capitalists, we give orders is sued by some railroad companies : N. G. C. & II. R. Company: "147. The use of intoxicating drink on the road or about the premises of the corporation is stwctly forbidden. No one will be employed or contin ued in employment who is knoAvn to be in the habit of drinking intoxica ting liouors. The Missouri Pacific railroad coin is of has # > P an y> havin S fouml investigation of Masters that in many cases they « " ere due t0 the use of intoxicants by the railroad employees, has just issued a peremptory order that "No one Avho uses intoxicants at all, either while on or off duty, shall re main in its employ." The Philadelphia & Heading road has issued an order that "no tickets ted of the he sold to any person in an in toxicated condition, nor shall intox icated persons be admitted to the cars." tels. We have the orders of many other roads very much similar to the above, some roads in our own State, It seems that these capitalists are determined to protect property and life, from the ring and stringent aa have it ture of their prohibitory measures, ami none will question the wisdom of the precautionary orders. It is currently reported that the great cotton king and President of the World's Exposition, Col. Ed. Richardson said if the citizens of our Capital city would «'lose up the city saloons, and assure him that no more would be opened, he would build a large cotton and wool factory there, but it seems that Jackson pre fers the saloons. It will never have both, it is right certain. The point we desire to impress is this : Capitalists will not risk large in vestments, that will give employ ment to the many poor, where their employes will be tempted by Missis sippi's curse—the saloon. The signs of the"times are very propitious. Monied men are com ing to our aid with a quick step. It may be said that the men referred to have no special interest in Prohi bition. Well, some of them have, and some are like some church mem bers, living, acting for self alone. Re their object what it may, we speak of the fact that their efforts are blended with ours*for blotting out the liquor curse. we we of we the of for PROHIBITIONIftTs TAKE NOTICE. he Whereas, Each county in Missis sippi was called upon by the State Prohibition Convention at its meet ing in Jackson July last to contrib ute one hundred dollars per annum for the maintenance of general State work, such as the employment ot lecturers, purchase of temperance literature, etc.; therefore be it Resolved, That each of our dele gates to the approaching State Con vention is hereby constituted a com mittee of one to solicit funds for this purpose, and that they be urged to raise the desired amount and report to the chairman of the delegation at Jackson. The above Avas adopted by the Lincoln county Prohibition Conven tion, 13th inst. The importance of having a fund to carry on our blessed work is known to all informed per There are in our ranks none let sons. who seek the emoluments of office. Our cause being enthroned far above party polities must be advocated by men Avho are Avillitig to give up all other pursuits and leave home and family for the cause's sake, executive committee can carry on our Avork successfully just in propor tion as Prohibitionists furnish it the a The funds with which to pay the ex penses of agitating. Up to the pres ent, a very few- have borne the bur den of the work ; and the work, though successful, has not been Avhat it would in results if the ad herents of the cause bad been more generally generous in its support. Let every Prohibitionist be willing to pay for the blessings that are to come to him and his in the triumph of the cause. It is only asked that Prohibitionists support their OAvn en terprise. Let every delegate ap pointed to attend the State Conven tion make it his business, before our coming together, to solicit funds to enable the Executive Committee to efficiently agitate during the coming fall and winter, Avithout let or hin drance, and let every dollar possible be brought to the Convention July 1st. It is sincerely hoped that this most import ait matter will not be overlooked by a single delegate. The liquor men may be relied on to fight our cause to the bitter end. Is this business worth more to them than our homes and boys are to us? Come to the Convention, every one, with contributions. in to to no TAKE NOTICE* Rooms State Prohibition Exec-) utive Committee, Brook hav en, Miss., June 1, 1885. ) Dear Sir :—Notice was issued a feAV weeks ago to the friends of Pro hibition throughout the State, urg ing organization and activity. This is to urge you and other friends of the cause in our county (if you have not already taken such action), to immediately call a County Conven tion or Mass Meeting and appoint a delegation of your most trustAvorthy men (including both colors), to the State Prohibition Convention which convenes at the State Capital Wed nesday, July 1st prox. Each county Avili be entitled to twice the number of A'Otes in the Convention Avhich it has representatives in the loAver branch of the Legislature, but the number of delegates is not restric , if ists, we of of eral the E eld to visors tion ted reduction of rates for bona fide delegates on all the railroads of the State, and an effort will also be made to secure a We expect to secure reduction of fare at the principal ho tels. Chas. B Galloavay, Chairman. B.T. Hobbs, Secretary. Quite a number of tlfofo appeals have b&en sent to m en °V e ? 0#* counties, and \ve hope all will see to it that their county is represented. Baron no. non. W. ev : THOMAS JEFFERSON VERSUS IN TOXICANTS. Nearing the close of his adminis tration, thfe illustrious Jefferson, in taking a retrospect of his labors, made the following positive state ment : "The habit of indulging in ardent spirits by men in office has occasioned more injury to the pub lic than all other causes ; and were I to commence my administration again, with the experience I now have, the first question I would ask respecting a candidate would be: Does he use ardent spirits?" We meet men frequently who boast of their Jeffersonian democra cy, but whose breath is foul with the saloon stench. These men, many of them, aspire to positions of emolu ment and trust, and hold that "a man's private and personal habits should not affect his candidacy," but every good Democrat will inquire carefully and diligently into the character of the candidate, and if it be discovered that he drinks, veto his candidacy, though he be a broth er. Faithful and true Dern oj can not vote any man into offieewho will injure the public aud the drink er will always do injury. If Mr. Jefferson were alive to-day, whisky toadies all over this Union would be denouncing him as "a fa natic," and if he were a candidate for constable, "though of such stuff as Presidents ought to be made of," the whisky ring would, to a man, combine to beat him. Let Prohibi- | C C L L J J J L s tionists during the coming campaign practice the Jeffersonian doctrine M and ask of every candidate, "Does he use ardent spirits?" | HINBS COUNTY CONVENTION. Raymond, June 18,1885. The meeting was called to order at 10:31, by J. B. Gambrell, member State Executive Board, avIio stated the object of the meeting. On motion of Capt. Montgomery, G. W. Mimms, Sr., of Utica, Avas elected Chairman, and W. II. Per kins, of Jackson, Secy. On motion of R. D. Gambrell, a committee of three Avere appointed to nominate twenty-five delegates to . _ . _ , the State Convention at Jackson .of | 0 Chair appointed W. Calvin Wells, j of Raymond, Z. Wardlaw, of Utica, r . o, . , nn J. A. Shorter, Jr., of Terry. On motion of \\. A. Montgomery, a committee of five were appointed on Resolutions, viz. : J. B. Gambrell, ^ ' It gates Avere authorized to select 50 I instead of 25. | it . . , ., , , . was invited to address the house, but declined, in order to hear report of Committee on Resolutions. Rev. J. B. Gambrell presented £ 1 the 1st prox. C. S. North, J. M. Black, R. Cooper, Eld. Aaron Ried. On motion, committee on dele Mr. Duke Askew, of Edwards, After much discussion, the report. following resolutions were adopted: Wheraes, In the minds of this body, the prevalence of intemper ance, the wide-spread influence and I dominating aggressive hand of the saloon in politics, is just cause for I of alarm on the part of all friends of our morality and just government ; and, I W hereas, The present laws are and in many respects unsatisfactory, will Therefore, be it Resolved, 1. That is the sense of body that the Prohibitionists of the State should demand of the ex isting parties, the passage ot a law for local option by counties, said law not to interfere with the restrictive fea tures of any present law, but merely Pty to provide that the citizens of the country shall have the right to hold a at special election, with no other issue before them than that of "license or no license," and if decided for no I license it shall be unlawful to issue license till the popular vote is re versed. Resolved, 2. That Prohibitionists this , . . . should demand the nomination of m. sober, honest, capable men for all offices of emolument and honor, and if men are nominated who do not -_<$ come up to that standard, Prohibi-1 Miss, tionists should not support them. Resolved, 3. I hat as Prohibition- Ware ists, who believe in just government, we can not and will not support any E that allies itseH Avith the sa- 1 , or stands in the way of re form. nr i ir i j , j W. A, Montgomery proposed the folloAving resolution, which was | Port Utica Yazoo adopted : Resolved, That this Convention demand of the political contentions of this county that they pledge I themsehes through their leg* islative candidates to the passage of a law for Hinds county (if a gen eral law can not be had) to submit West the auestion of Prohibition to the E eople, at a special election to be Macon eld for that Durpose. said election to be ordered by the board of super visors at such time as the Prohibi tion Convention mav designate. Upon motion, the chair appofnped Executive Committee : executive committee. Baron D. Gray, Chairman, Clinton no. T. Buck....Jackson . Mp. Harris (col.).....Jackson non. Jno. II. Martin......Utica W. II. TribbeJ...... .......Tepry ev Committee on Delegates reported the following names : 1st district. IN in state in has pub I now ask be: who the of "a habits but the it veto broth fa The meeting was well attended, stuff nearly every precinct being repre of," sen ted. Coming together for the man, first time as Prohibitionists, the | opinions of the delegates were of course very different, but the meet C L Thomas, B D Gray. R D Gambrel!, W Morrison, col C P Johnson, col E W Cabaniss Jno G Deupree J M Sharp. Tom Robbins W S Webb 2nd district. T I) Marshall R II Moore, col Wiley Jones Ben Wells J M Black Duke Askew RS Crook L II Alwood L B Robertson Clay Sharkie 3rd district. G W Mimms, Sr. Rev Mr Powell S E Dudley D T Yates M A Stewart T J Wells 4th district. Dr W T Beall J II Martin Rev Mr Bishop W A Cook R L Bogee A Miller col VV D Smith J C Brent Sam Washington W T Ratliff R D Miller J F Taylor, col J D Monroe Uriah Clark 5th district. W L Nugent Thog Helm W II Perkins F R Carloss Rev Mr Haines col 11 F Sproles Eld Aaron Ried Jno Hunter J T Buck Dr T II Jones 44 L s Report of committee accepted, and delegates declared elected. On motion, Convention adjourned, sine die. remarks : M n S was carried through with good "Does feeling, and the firm stand taken in | their resolutions is something to be proud of. This was the first Prohi bition Convention ever held in Hinds County, and it is a most hope ful sign of the times to see so much interest manifested in every part of the county. The Executive Board of the county is composed of fine material, and Hinds will be waked up this summer as it has never been before. order Avas Per a to W. C. T. U. By gome means the impression has been made that the Convention .of | 0 f the W. C. T. U. oi the State will be held at the same time with the j Prohibition Convention July 1st. Such a thought had never been en tertained as having the two together, though it was suggested that it might be well for expediency to have the W. C. T. U. come the day after, snipe we could get much good ad ^ vice from the brethren at Jackson. ' It is decided, hoAveAer, to postpone ours until September, and the Co lumbus W. C. T. U. asks the pleas 50 I ure of entertaining the State Con | vention. Let other places call for it and we will take into considera . tion the advantages of locality as to access to railroad and the matter of expense to all. Due notice will be given £ me . and place. If possible, our N. 1 President, Miss Willard, will be with us. as to the Mrs. F. II. Ervin. President State W. C. T U. this and I WilJ you kindly giv r e notice of the the following names of Superintendents for I of Departments in connection with of our Woman's Christian Temperance I organization in Mississippi. These are and others vyho may be appointed will find their duties of office fully explained in our "Pathfinder," of which most valuable little book is of kept on hand by our State Superin tendent of Department of Litera for ture. Our Bro. Patton, for our con venience and to further the cause, keeps on hand a most valuable sup Pty of Literature from the National Publishing House, which can be lia<i a at New York prices; much time saved by ordering lrom him. or Mrs. Dr. F. II. Ervin, ^ no I State President W. C. T. U. state superintendents depart ments w. c. t. u. . Influencing the Press—Supt., Mrs. of m. T. Gambrell, Clinton, Miss, For Introduction of Scientific In struction into Schools and Colleges, -_<$ U pt., Mrs. U. B. Kells, Fayette, Miss, art, of H. was ten the ed E.C. J, S. the ber tion made Dr. Prison Work—Supt., Mrs. T. B. Ware Jackson, Miss, Department Temperance Litera ture-Supt., Mrs. Wm. H. Patton, 1 Shubuta. President of State, Mrs. M. E. Er j win, Columbus, Miss Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. M. | M, Snell, Columbus. Treasurer, Mrs, N. 0. Steele, Cor inth. LOCAL UNIONS—PRESIDENTS. .Mrs Col Inge Mrs Agnes Clayton Mrs Fannie Clarke ..Mrs Laura Waller .Mrs A A Bell .Mrs M E ErAvin .Mrs Jessie Buck .Mrs R L Ross .Mrs W H Patton .Mrs SMStijphen ....Mrs- Green Mrs Lou Braugher Brookhaven.......|}rs $ T Hobbs Port Gibsoq......Mrs Wharton Natchez.Mrs H M Gastrell Vicksburg.Mrs —- ——— Utica .....Mrs ZTWardlaw Yazoo City.Mrs M J McConnell Kosciusko......Mrs Dr Brown Clinton......Mrs Carrie Lewis I Corinth Tupelo....!, Shannnn Okolona. " West Point Columbus.. Macon Meridian Shubuta . .. Biloxi... Brandon ... Japkspi). f * £ 4 the the of col Terry. Terry Prohibition club organized Monday, June 15, 1885, with 17 members. The following officers were elected : T. H. Jones, Presi dent ; F. It. Carlos8, Vice-President ; R. J. Barbour, Treasurer; L. St. Leon. Recording and Corresponding Secretary. Uoinmeneenient Steens' Creek High School. on col On Wednesday, June 1,7th and 18th, it was my privilege and pleas to attend the Commencement exercises of the Steen's Creek High School. This Institute is under the man agement of Prof. Charles Freeman, who has the efficient assistance of Miss Theodosia Miller. Beginning on the 29th of last Sep tember, this, the first session, has been one of marked success ; consid ering the many difficulties under which the school has labored. In their examination, the pupils showed the result of careful, consci entious training ; andin the two ex hibitions afforded much amusement to the large audiences which gather ed to witness them. On the afternoon of the 18th, Gov. Lowry delivered an excellent ad dress, full of practical suggestions for the advancement of Steens' Creek neighborhood. Mr. McLaurin, of Brandon, also addressed the audience. A very commodious new school house has been built; but not fin ished. It is hoped that the work of ceiling it will be completed this summer. The Mississippi College Band was present, and by their musical treats added largely to the enjoyment of those present. In conclusion, I will say, the people of Steens' Creek and vicinity have a school of which they may iustly feel proud, and which should receive a patronage. May the great Father smile upon them, and crown their efforts with success. ure and in be in of the G. II C. Edwards. Prohibition Union met Tuesday eve, June 16, 1885, with Vice-Presi dent R. H. Moore acting chairman. Meeting opened with singing and prayer by Bro. D. Askew. Afterwards proceeded to business. An instructive and lengthy talk from Bro Askew. On motion, delegates Avere elected to Convention which meets in Ray mond 18th inst., viz : AndreAv Jones, R. II. Moore, Charles Mitchell. Alternates : Alfred SteA'ens, W. Baldwin, Richard StOA'all. Resolution offered by Bro. R. H. Moore : Whereas, It is evident to all can did, observing minds that the preva lence of intemperance, fostered and encouraged by the saloon system, is just cause for alarm on the part of all friends of morality and just gov ernment ; therefore, be it Resolved, That as prohibitionists who believe in a protective govern ment, we cannot and will not allege ourselves with any political party that fosters or takes under its Avings the traffic in ardent spirits. W e entreat all members of the different branches of Christ's church to join us in the grand effort to overthroAv this giant evil. On motion, that proceedings ot of the meeting and resolution be for warded to Sword and Shield for publication. We haA r e had two meetings. We haA*c noAv enrolled 47 members, which I knoAV will number 100 be fore the end of July. On motion of P. W. Baldwin, for the ruling and guidance of our meet ing, we shall have the constitution and by-laws, which was read on last meeting (was in printed form ; I am not acquainted with it; I have never seen them.) This is the colored club. Some few remarks by the brothers and meeting adjourned. Rev. A. McBeth, Pres. Tiios. 0. Mitchell, Sec'y. it to of P. to Learned. Pursuant to call of the Prohibi tion Ex. committee of Hinds county, the citizens of Learned and vicinity met at Learned Tuesday evening, 16th ot June. Rev. R. A. Cooper was called to the chair, who briefly stated the object of the meeting. A permanent organization was then ef fected by the election of R. A. Cooper, Chairman, and M. A. SteAv art, Secretary. After a spiritual (jjscussipn as tp tlje ultimate objects of the Prohibition ippyejqept, by Doctors Beall and Miller, R. A, Cooper, J. W. Horn, J, W, Smith, H. Lowry, and others, a motion was made by J. W. Horne to elect ten delegates to the prohibition Con vention to be held in Raymond on the 18th of June, and that all other friends of Prohibition attending the Convention at this place be regard ed as delegates. Carried. Where upon, J. W. Horne, Calvin Miller, E.C. Gibbs, Dr. W.T. Beall, J. A. Canada, R. A. Cooper, T. L. Riggin, J, W. Smith, Djr. Miller, and R. L. hoAipy were duly elected delegates, S. W, Smith moved to j?e-con*ide|? the previous matter as to the nun»: ber ot delegates carried. On mo tion ot Dr. Beall, the number was made indefinite. J. W. Smith moved that the ten gentlemen pre viously chosen be elected delegates. Dr. Martin Collins Brock and H.