were by election utblcd to
in delegation. .1. \V. Horne moved
the appointment of a committee of
three to draft resolutions expressive
of the sentiments of this meeting.
Carried, and the chair appointed .!•
W. Horne, Dr. Miller, and T. L.
Kiggin. In the absence of the com
mittee, the chairman, in response to
a unanimous call, addressed the
meeting in a very interesting and
forcible speech on the subject of
Prohibition. The Committee, hav
ing returned, presented the follow
ing resolutions, which were adopted:
Resolved, That we, the citizens
of Auburn and Lebanon precincts,
in mass-meeting assembled, will not
support any candidate for the legis
lature who is unwilling to leave it
to the vote of the people of Hinds
e mntv, whether or m t they shall
have Prohibition, and we shall
quire such candidates to commit
themselves in favor of Prohibition.
No other business appearing, the
R. A. Cooi*KK, Clim'ii.
M. A. Stewart, Secy.
Smelling: An Kartfiiiuukc.
"We was anchored in the harbor of
Manilla, said a bronzed and weather
beaten sailor, as lie stretched his legs
under the tabic and looked meditative
ly at a glass of beer which had just
been placed before him. "It were in
the ship Alert, as I shipped into fur the
vovage, and our ole!
see at scentin' a blow,
that nose of 1 1 is was
man s name was
The old mau was the best I ever
\V y, bless ye,
better than any
barometer that ever was made. Many
a time I've seen him a walking up and
down the poop with the skv as blue
and wind as fair
]y he'd stop, cock up his nose, and
a sort of snuff like. Then he'd
snuff nil 'round the compass and sing
out for to shorten sail and gel ready
for a blow. And the blow came, too.
The old man used to sav lie sometimes
lied, but lie never made a mistake.
"Well, as I was a say ing, we was an
chored in tlic harbor of Manilla. It
was the most ieautifu. day you ever
see. Not enough wind to ripple the
water, and not a cloud in the sky. The
old man was ashore. Bimebv he comes
aboard. As ne stepped over the side
lie stopped and gate ;i great snuff.
Then he snuffed harder and harder all
Then he looked
round the eompa
scared like and rus oil below to look
at his barometer. He brought the
barometer up on deck and placed it
where he could keep his eye on it, and
began to get the ship ready for a ty
phoon, for that was what lie thought
was a coinin'. The barometer didn't
go down a bit, but that didn't fool the
old man. lie sent down the sky-sail
and royal-yards fient on purvénter
backstays, put double gaskets on all
the sails 'eepting the fore and main
tawps'ls, and did every thing he could
think of to get the ship in condition
for a typhoon. We overhauled the
sheets, halyards, buntlins, clcwlins,
and braces' of the fore and main
tawps'ls, and fixed the gaskets so as
could get lim oft in about two
shakes of a lamb's tail, fur you see we
wauted to be aille to get on to her
quick to keep her offshore if so be as
she should drag her anchors. IV c put
out both anchors and all the chain wo
had, and it was a powerful lot 1 can
••Well, that night there want any
si <v n of a blow—just as calm aud pleas
ant as it had been, aud there was the
old man a-walkin' up aud down tho
deck party much all night a-lookin' at
that barometer, which never moved an
inch. The next morning the barometer
did go down a little, and the old man
looked actu'lay pleased, fur you see
he'd rather be in tiie biggest blow that
ever, was than be caught at a mistake
in smellin' bad weather. Well, about
that day, while we were all at
dinner, there come a dull, rumblin'
und, and the ship began to tremble
all over like as if she had struck a rock.
Then she began to go up, up, and wq.
lushed out of the foes'tie to see a groat
tidal wave sweeping into the harbor
and on shore the dust and bricks and
trees was a-ilyin' round in great shape.
We was all 'pretty weil scared, but
fortunately we bad out so much chain
that wc rode fhe wave in safety. In
the midst of the confusion 1 saw the
old man clin^.ng for dear life to the
liferail and heard him shout: *A earth
quake, by thunder; 1 thought twas a
At ft; York Tribune.
Poker is still :i parlor pastime in the
homes of our wealth aud refinement.
New York correspondent.
has become very
popular, but it does nut contain the
«■ambling element which makes the
other game so seductive. 'Ihe desire
to win a dollar or two is as strong in
the belle whose allowance of pin-mon
ey is a hundred a month as to one to
whom the loss or gain of a trille is of
consequence. A tough old clubuiau,
notably a stickler for exactitude in his
play, was brought, the other night, in
to direct antagonism with a bewiteh
ingly beautiful maiden. He bold three
kings; she had cards which, according
lloyle, couldn't have won the pot,
or anywhere near it; and yet lie push
ed the chips over to her after a mo
"What under heavens did you do
that for?" a friend, who
hands, afterward asked.
"Her two pairs beat my three of a
"But she didn't have two pairs.
"O yes, she did—a
her hand and a pair of e ,, ,
—blue ones with tears in them. They'd
fecaf a foyal Hush if 1 held it."
. . .<» • -r—-
IjiiHJoln's J-'irst V, S, Court Case,
]>air of aces in
in her head
Of his firsA'ase in tiie United States
Court the following story is told:
had secured a clicut, whose case
found to be bail, ami when he got up to
address the Court, Mr. Liucolu spoko
ns follows: "This is the first case I have
had iu this court, and therefore I have
examined it with great care. The only
question at issue is oue of authority. I
have found innumerable precedents
sustaining the opposite side, but have
not found oue in my favor. \Y ith these
remarks I submit the cas-." [Laugh
Lr.r That ;> Iawyep should have found
himsolf on tiie wroug side is not strange,
but that he should say so was strange
indeed, lie was perhaps the only law
yer of whom tnis epitaph could have
been truthfully written: "Here lies
He told the truth
when it ruined li'n case ."—Story by
Ça rl Schurz.
OS THE CH ANT'S CAUSEWAY.
A Sciontlllc l>i'M|uisitiou mu]
The giant's causeway is
the northern extremity of ihe
of Antrim, and a short distance frmu
Port Hush and the ruins of Dunluce
it consists of countless hosts
of basaltic pillars, varying in shape
from a pentagon to an octagon,
length from ton to eighty feet, the
whole stacked so closely together that
it would be difficulty to insert a knife
blade between them. The formation
of these pillars is not the least wonder
ful part about them, for, although they
may be counted by tens of thousands,
each pillar is fashioned with a symme
try that suggests a mason's handiwork.
Their composition is a perfect fusion of
one-half flinty earth, one-quarter iron,
and. one-quarter lime and clay, each
pillar being divided into lengths of
several feet, which join in a natural
Although to be found in small de
tachments (embedded in the cliffs and
otherwise) for some distance along the
shore, the principal combinations which
form the causeway co nsists of three
tongues known respectively as the
little, the middle, and the grand cause
ways, which preserve an unbroken
chain, commencing at the base of the
clilfs and extending out to sea. It is
the heads of these columns which con
stitute the causeway, and upon which
the visitor is invited to walk. Of dif
ferent lengths, they present a singular
appearance to the eye, and when ren
dered slippery by the sea are liable to
prove treacherous to the feet, and thus
they stand, an army of 40,000 strong,
marshaled on the shores of Erin to do
battle with the rising tide.
We entered by the causeway gate, a
passage upon either side of which the
basaltic pillars first break upon tiic
view. Here it was that our guide as
sumed the position of a scientific lectur
er, and told us that probably in ages
far remote there were volcanic erup
tions in this part of the country, and
that the molten lava rolling down the
mountains fused with the matter with
which it came in contact, and cooled in
the remarkable shape it now displays.
Here, too, he told us of a more truly
Irish origin, of the days of the gallant
Fin McCoul and the giant of "bonny
Scotland," and of how, in order that
they might cross the sea to settle a
friendly quarrel, they collected the
bowlders upon which we are walking,
and fashioned the giant's causeway.
As with magic wand our guide gave to
almost every craig and peak we
fantastic and descriptive name, and in
this way we met in the course of our
ramble with "the four sisters," "the
giant's head," "the nursing child,
"the giant's pulpit," "the lien and
chickens," "tiie priest and his flock,
and many other weird, mysterious com
A few steps brought us to the giant's
well, a spring of fresh water that bub
bles up at a spot which at high water
is covered by the sea. It was in vain
we told the pleasant-looking woman
that attended it that we were not
thirsty, and that we were already mar
ried, and therefore did not want to be
married before the end of tiie year (a
blessing confidentially promised to
everyone who drinks of the water of
this well). "Arrah ye must be afther
taking a dhrap for the luck of the ould
counthry," was the immediate re
sponse; and so we pledged Hibernia in
a clour draught from her crystal spring.
We wore next introduced to "Lord An
trim's parlor," in which the stony
guests received us but with cold indif
ference, and, as Lord Antrim himself
was evidently absent, we passed on to
inspect the giant's organ. This huge
instrument consists of a number of
pillars, of various lengths, set apart on
the side of the dill, the larger ones
being in the center, and the smaller
ones tapering oil'on either side, after
the fashion of organ pipes, and when
viewed from a distance admirably sus
taining tiie idea the name conveys.
But our visit is not that of a tourist
whose desire is to kill time, or we
might linger for hours ou the scenes we
hurry by. Having ascended the shep
herd's path, and viewed the "giant's
chimney tops," we were piloted to the
"giant's amphitheater." This is said
to be the grandest amphitheater in the
world; it is of gigantic proportions,
and exhibits a perfection of symmetry
which is at once awful and unique.
Near the summit is an immense row of
pillars, which are said to be eighty feet
in height, at the base of which is a
broad projection, and then another row
of pillars, of sixty feet in height—again
a platform upon which a Demosthenes
might have longed to stand and shout
his orations to the sea—again a descent,
and then the huge bowlders that line
the arena conclude Ihe imposing spec
tacle. Such a scene as this is beyond
all description, and must be felt as well
as seen to be appreciated. Fain would
we have lingered here in silent thought,
but time would not permit, and so,
having spent an hour amongst these
wonderful scenes, we turned into the
fields, to seek by another route the
Causeway hotel. — Lett's Illustrated
A Mexican wiio lately arrived at
Middleton, N. Y., had in his possession
a strange animal having the head aud
face of a cat, the back and hind legs of
a rabbit, and the tail aud fore legs of a
biiug that of tue native dog of Mexico.
I will he in Meridian on July 1st,
and anybody wishing a cancer cured
will meet me there at that time.
The following references are given :
J. S. Bassden, Americas, Ga.; W. A.
Black, Americus, Ga.; B. L. Head,
M. I)., Americus, Ga.; John Robin
son, Clanton, Ala.; J. G, TollerFon,
Jasper Co., Ga.; S. Johnson, Jr.,
M. P. Chilton Co., Ala.; Browlow
Dorris, Wetnmpka, Ala.; L. Duke,
EUanville, Schey Co., Ga.; D. P.
Hicks, M. 1)., Downsville, La.
It has no hair, the skin resem
Our readers for 12 cents in postage stamps to
pay for mailing and wrapping and names of two
book agents, will receive FREE a St«el
Sffig 01 c£e°iPü
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Address Elder Pub. Cq.,_Cfticago 1 _f/L_
Recipe and notes
how to harmless
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says: "Its effect is not merely to reduce the amount or
fat, but by affecting the source of obesity to induce a
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Stedman & Co.,
RED STAR STORE
Special Notice ! !
Commencing TUESDAY, JUNE
23, and continuing through the
week, we will make our first
Great Clearance Sale of
REMNASTS ami ODD LOTS,
We give notice in ADVANCE, that
all may know.
DAYS and DATES, commencin
Tuesday, Juno 23.
and continuing through
FRIDAY and SATURDAY.
We will öfter in this sale
from every department of our stores.
Remnants and Odd Lots of
ALL OVER NETS,
GENTS' FURNISII'G GOODS, ,0-.
These goods will be marked in
plain figures, at
PRICES, which means regardless
el cost or value.
STEDMAN .V CO.
Midsummer styles are coming by
every express. Rough Straw and
Mackinaw in large Poke Shapes are
now in special demand. In Fine
Goods wc have the latest shapes of
the year—they are very pretty.
Stedman A Co.
The Year of JnDilee. all Crea'loa Happy
aci Boyiif Pianos ai Organs.
Unusually Easy Installment Terms
Now Offered by Ludden & Bates
Southern Musi« House,
A Square Talk witli Purchasers, (living
Sjreciai Information About Our New
Anil Easy Methods of Selling
Pianos and Organs.
"It's a Long Time Between Drinks."
So remarked the Governor of South Car
olina to the Governor of North Carolina
many years ago, bfore the temperance wave
had swept over the South. He probably
spoke his honest convictions, and so do we
when we say
It's a Long Time Between Crops.
And to this the thousands of family "bread
winners" in the South who are waiting un
til tiie next crop is garnered before they buy
Pianos or Organs will say amen. But we
sav why wait, when you can buy now on
such very easy terms? Only think of it,
PIANOS, $25.00 CASH AND $10.00 MONTHLY.
ORGANS, $ 10.00 CASH AND $5.00 MONTHLY.
Whv. it's almost a sin to deprive your
self and family of an Instrument when one
can lie had so easily. And to those who
cannot meet monthly Installments, we offer
these Special Summer Terms:
PIANOS $50 CASH AND BALANCE JVOV. 1.
ORGANS, $20 CASH AND BALANCE NOV. 1.
And if crops turn out poor, so that when
Nov. 1st comes the entire balance cannot be
paid, we will accept one-half of it, ana wait
until Nov. 1, 1886, for the other half.
Now, come up, buyers. Our instruments
lead the world. Our Prices are the lowest,
our Terms the easiest, and we offer every
inducement that can he honestly lived up to.
See These Special Summer Bargains.
Only $210 for an elegant Rosewood
Piano, large size; all improvements; sweet
KianO, large - -
tone ; guaranteed a superior and durable Piano.
Thousands sold. Best Piano sold in America at
A new u
very Easy Terins
plight Piano for only $150, op
!ry Easy Terms. _
The Sfiyer toned Mathashek Piano,
»»•25, »350, _
Tim magnifleent Ckiokering Piano, the
best in the World, $400, $425, $5uo to $1,000.
Only $65 for a beautiful Parlor or Çkurch
Oman ; Solid Walnut Case, with high Top and
of rich design ; 4 Sets Reeds, 10 Genuine Stops.
Greatest Bargain ever offered. -
The incomparable Mason and Hamlin
Omans, from $24 up to $750. Rented until
paliTfor. Nearly three years given for payment.
Fine Stool, Embroidered cover, Instruc
tor and Book of Music with Pianos; and
Stool, Instructor and Music Book with
Organs. All Freight Paih on both.
Fifteen days trial, and we pay freight both
ways if Instruments don't suit.
And Jusf One Last Word.
If you are thinking of baying an Instru
ment, write us, and we will make terms to
suit your convenience. Ask for Summer
Ternis, 188A. Mention this Advertisement
Lnääen & Batet SoMherd Music Hon e,
The Great Wholesale Piano and Org^n
Depot of the Soiift^.
LATEST AND BEST,
have you seen the new improved
i k l
WITH HIGH ARM?
It is very light running
MAKES THE EINEST STITCH OF ANY MACHINE MADE.
CALL, EXAMINE* BE CONVINCED
Singer needles 15 cts per doz., two doz. 25 cts., Shuttles 25cts, Oil 5 cts bottle
MCCAI.IiSVS BAZAR PATTERNS.
The Singer Manufacturing Co.
183 Washington St., Vicksburg, Miss.
I toi ri
Leading Pianos of the World,
MORGANS FROM ALL THE LEADING FACTORIES—
Clough and Warren ,
MUSIC and MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS at Wholesale and Retail.
Everything in music line at lowest rates.
Catalogues mailed tree upon application.
Under Grünewald Opera House, New Orleans. La.
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Manufacture a large variety of
LIGHT and HEAVY CARRIAGES, PHAETONS,
CARTS, BUGGIES, WAGONS, &C.,
Alter the most approved designs at the very lowest
prices consistent with good workmanship.
of onr manufacture aro now in use in this amt
foreign countries and attest the excellence of
our goods by the universal satisfaction which they
give.—Every vehicle is WARUANTED.-Speeial
attention will be giicn to mail orders.
D. W. Miller Carriage Co.,
E. Fifth St., Culvert St. and Eggleston Ave.,
so cough remedy
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Coughs, Çplds, Cqhï
sumption, Croup, Ca
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if LEADS ALL LUNG REMEDIES.
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Prep ned only by the
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Will do well to address THIS OF
will enable almost any family to pos
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But the time came when a more vigorous and agressive paper
ed, than the editor of the ARGUS, with his extensive business in other
Therefore, the paper was
sold to the present
directions, could give.
Company, and the SWORD and
left off. (Vol. 111.)
SHIELD takes up where the Argus
The SWORD and SHIELD.
Will he issued weekly, will contain the best thoughts ot some of
our ablest and most prominent Temperance men ; will he chock full of
good Temperance literature and news, and, in addition, will have five or
six columns of general news
Will he the best plank in the platform of the SWORD AND SHIELD
hut it will advocate all the interests of the people In its columns wil
be found articles from professional educators of the highest reputation.
THE AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT
Will he filled with articles by practical Mississippi farmers and with
lection from a wide range of able Agricultural exchanges. It is tha de
termination of the Publisher make the department of the paper espec
ially worthy of the perusal of the intelligent formers of the South,
This Department will he filled with choice thoughts from comrau*
The publication of one or two short serials is
ideations and exchanges,
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from visiting cards to pamphlet work.
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Warranted to be PERFECTLY SOUNO throughont.
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IVext to Capital State Bank, Jackson, Miss.
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