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•ft r •t fCTlo ijuSVct ' 4 1 * 1 Terms : $2-00 per Annum, in Advance JyftufovGK dkwxrnà the Peofrte cJnteteàU t(é. GAKBEELL & MARSHALL, Proprietors. }• XTO. 2. x.a.cxcso:&t, xæxss, sA.arxjxsr>^.-sr, ©, isse. TTOXj- iv. MISSISSIPPI MATTERS. New Albany id improving her cemetery. A clewless burglary has happened * at Poplarville. N atchez has a steam Laundry in successful operation. Two negtoerwere ly at Crawford, Miss. The Northern portion of Sharkey county is under Prohibition. Brookhaven indulged on Dec. 31, in the festivity of a double wedding. The Aberdeen Tri-weekly has been compelled to come back to a weekly. The students of Tugaloo publish quite an attractive little quarterly. The Natchez Prohibition Union held an important meeting on the 5th inst. _ The attendance at the A. & M. during the ensuing term, will come up to 500. The- Oxford boys are highly de lighted with their new professor of Chemistry. Vicksburg is rustling iively to get the Legislature to take the Charity Hospital off her bands. The Winona Rifles were hand somely dined Xmas day, by one of their teminine admirers. The Bryant Literary Society has become quite an important feature in the social life of Winona. The U. S. Fish Commissioners in Vicksourg and the hearts of the pis catory owners of ponds overflow with joy. The State Universinity Magazine N has begun to discuss Theology from a rather latitudinarian point of view. The Union County Optic contains a virulent attack on Col. Gordon,the the floater from Pontotoc and Union counties. A new morning paper is to be started in Vicksburg, about the first of February. Its politics are as yet unknown. The ladies of Hazlehust received callers New Year's day. Who says we cant sling on style in Mississippi when we want to. The Yazoo City Loan and Build ing Association is one of the most flourishing of that energetic city's business enterprises. The gallant young men of Colum bus, favored the girls ot the Female Institute with a handsome protech nic'display, on Christmas eve. All the towns of Mississippi which are large enough and wicked enough to have Opera Houses, have been en joying a brilliant dramatic season. G. W. Staples, a young Meridian dude of 24 years, led to the altar a lady of 64 years. The bride was a widow end rich—comment is not necessary. The surveyors on . the Georgia Pacific R. R., have pitched their tents near Starkville,and commenced surveying the track for the continu ation of their road. One of the neatest little sheets that comes to our office, is the Deaf Mute Voice, edited ami published by the students of the Institute for the Deaf and Dumb, in this city. The hotel-keepers and boatmen of our Mississippi Coast are reaping many shekels from the Northern visitors, who have come South in search of health and sunshine. The Temperance people of Vicics burg held a rally in the Magnolia Hall, Monday last. ► Revs. W. L. C. Hunnicut and T. D. Marshall, made addresses. An important committee was appointed, and wc may hope for good work in the crooked city. Last Monday, at Meridian, Dep uty Sheriff Rhodes arrested Bill Puckette, (colored), for the killing of Sam Knox, also colored, two years ago. The proof is positive and he will be tried before the the Cir- f cuit Court now in session. The # Meridian Rifles are hard at work drilling. Military matters are on a decided boom in Mississippi. Skating tournaments are all the go throughout the State. The West Point Rifles have re ceived their new uniforms. lazleTTurst claims to -fro since she has had a theatrical troupe to visit her. E. H. Dial is making the Meridian News one of the spiciest dailltes in the State. Gold lace and brass-buttons seem to have thoroughly fascinated the Mississippi boys. The Vicksburg Rifles have a new armory and they say it looks mighty spink and spank. Nine prisoners have escaped from the Warren county jail, during the last twelve months. The Woodville Republican says that '85 has been a prosperous year for Wilkinson county. Jones county has a dude—a real live one. Apply for his name at the Swobd and Shield office. Over $200,000 worth of new buildings have been erected in Vicksburg during the past year. Grenada has had a big murder trial in which a jury actually and really brought in a verdict of guilty. . A crank passed down the river by Vicksburg, last Wednesday, hav ing traveled over 4500 miles in a canoe, A light snow fell in Holly Springs Monday last. It was deep enough to completely hide the ground with its white coverlet. Adam« oouftty is actually boasting of her efficient county officers. Who ever saw before a people who were satisfied with their officials. Pass Christian and Pascagoula are the only two towns who are making efforts to be the terminus of the Gulf and Ship Island Railroad. Our governor is a grand-papa, he is. Ada Lowry Ellis, *is the young lady who conferred such an honor on this rather obscure individual. The Union County Optic calls the Mississippi Legislature the great wind mill. Come now, dear contem porary, don't he so disrespectful. The Rev. L. S. Foster has bought a half interest in the Baptist Record, and will henceforth be an associate editor of that most excellent journal. Capt. W. H. u Hardy, of the Gulf and Ship Island R. R, has been cruising on Mississippi Sound, look ing out for a gulf terminus for his road. Columbus has a tannery. That ^j s nothing, every time a small boy goes fishing on Sunday his mother starts a private one and plays the part of tanner to perfection. Col. Chas. E. Hooker's residence near Bovina, has been entirely de stroyed by fire. His two sons, Messrs. Charles and Matt, barely escaped from the burning building with their lives. A drunken negro hoodlum entered *h« house ol a negrb woman in Me ridian; threw a quilt into the fire and raised cain generally. In the affray that ensued, the woman's son was brutally murdered. The Vicksburg School Trustees are hankering after one hundred thousand dollar's worth of school buildings, regardless of the fact that the debt of that over ambitious vil lage already amounts to over a quar ter of a million of dollars. Taxes wont be high there. Oh no, not all! Yaretzsky, of Shuqulak, Miss, bought out a stock from one festive R. Jonas, of Hazlehurst. Jonas skipped the country, and Yaretzsky sat him down amid his newly acquir ed possessions with a sweet smile wreathing his face, but this was soon changed to gloom, when a U. S. Deputy Marshal, levied an attach ment on the entire stock that the slippery Jonas had sold him. eiky, ■ : HH PROHIBITION NEWS. Eighty eour women hold licens es in Jersey City. The name of Temperance Lectur ers abioad in the land is Legion. Gov. St. John is making things lively for the whiskyites in Illinois. The Prohibitionists of Michigan have had a rousing convention and declared for the Third Party. Another new Prohibition paper has been started. It is called The Germ and is published at Wayland, Mich. Nebraska had an election the other day, and polled a 50 per cent, larger vote than the St. John vote of 1884. -r* * The Hon. Wm. Daniels says, a large proportion of the Prohibition votes, in Maryland, were fraudu lently suppressed. Senator Blair, ot New Hamp shire, has introduced into the United State Senate a resolution for a National Prohibitory amendment. That eloquent Southerner, and effective Temperance speaker, Col, Geo. W. Bain, spoke to a large au dience in Chickering Hall New York._ Senator Colquit filled the pulpit of the Mt, Vernon, Methodist church, in Washington, and told the Capitolians all about the big fight down in Atlanta. Senator Blair will introduce at an early date, a joint resolution, for the appointment of a commission to in quire into the effect of the traffic in alcoholic liquors. The manufacture of rum is the most important industry in Nicara gua. it ia conducted exclusively by the government, whose i ofits therefrom are large. The Ohio W.C~t! U: his been finantially embarressed for several years. A movement has been lately set on toot, however, to remove trom it this heavy incumbus of debt. The liquor league of Pennsylvania held a secret conclave, in Reading, Penn., but the secret leaked out and it was found that they fully en dorsed the Howard Crosby high-li cense bill. Ex-chief Justice Cooley has made a ringing Temperance lectue before the Students Temperance Society. Every Christian and patriot," he says, "should strive, pray, and vote for total Prohibition, Over 500 Illinois pastors have tes tified that no evidence can be fouhd that high-license diminishes drink ing. It only closes repulsive saloons and leaves open the attractive ones to hire the univary with a double temptation. The Ohio Prohibitionists are un remitting in their attacks on the whisky ring, and Sherman, Murat Halstead, Foraker, and Hoadley and their rum allies will be downed bye and-bye, if there is anything in persistence and pluck. Last week the Legislature, of Washington Territory passed, by a unanimous vote in both Houses, a >ill providing for instuctions in pub ic schools upon the nature and •fleets of alcohol. The law is the strongest of the kind that has yet been enacted. a . Jersey City, with its population of 153,513, has 1051 licensed sa loons. Two million eight hundred and nineteen thousand, four hundred and ,sixy-five hard-earned dollars are annually squandered in these dives. Folks complain of hard times up there. Mighty funny, ain't it? In the license contest at Cam bridge, Mass., Dr. Andrew P. Pea body, Col. Thos Wentworth Higgin son, H. O. Houghton, (of the cele brated Boston Publishing House, of Houghton, Mifflin & Co.), Frank Foxcroft, (literary editor of the Boston Journal) and about forty other prominent men, voted the no license ticket. Hurrah for scholar*" ly Cambridge ! . . m mm a* A Prohibition bonferenee has been callsd to meet in Lincoln, Neb. Feb, 28th. -- Horace Waters .is in the South preaching Temperance to our broth er in black. Judge Cooley pitilessly laid the lash of scorn on our -drunken U.S. Senators. -stera in Ne The high-license, braska, has been profeunced to be worse, than a farce. Y -_ Joaquin Miller, the poet of the Sierras, says: " 'Rah for Georgia and a Temperance President !" "A drink ot whisky cannot be had within 100 miles of Montgomery, Alabama," says Geo. W. Bain. It is said that tjie. commedian, Emmet, has lost as much as $10,000 in actual cash by a sijgle spree. The Rev, Joseph Ccok is booked for a lecture in thq Academy of Music in Philadelphia on the 15th. "We are going to <fy some voting in this State bye-atad.bye," says Frank Leslie, editor qt* the Alabama Prohibitionist. The Third Party] movement is steadily gaining strength in North Carolina, to the terror of the old party leaders. The fiat has gone forth from the whisky ring that Dakota shall not be admitted into the Union, with a Prohibition Constitution. The Legislatures of-nineteen dif ferent States will be in session dur ing the coming year. They will all discuss the Temperance question. It is stated that Boston's darling, Jno. L. Sullivan the prize fighter, hn-s. in ilia bis 'career, squandered $157,000 for whisky and attendant villanies. Howland, the Temperate candi date, has been elected the Mayor of Toronto by a handsome majority. The women voters were unanimous in his favor and did stiring work at the polls. The practice . of criminal lawyers in Georgians fallen ôff immensly since the Temperance agitation commenced, but then the laboring men wear better clothes, and eat better rations, and onfe in a while they bring home packages of candy to their babies and nerç bonnets to their wives. The Prohibition candidates for the presidency have been as follows; Jas< Black, of Pennsylvania, in '72; Green Clay Smith, of Kentucky, in '76; Neal Dow, of Maine, in '80; and Jno. P. St. John, of Kansas, in '84 j and in '88 shall it bbJColquit, of Georgia, or Blair, of New Hamp shire? ---i Revengeful rummies blew up, with dynamite, the house of Mr Lewis, who is a respectable citizen and earnest Temperance worker, of St. Clair, Pennsylvania. The force of the explosion was sd great that every window in the square was shattered. How long shall our peo ple stand the insolence^and ruffian ism of the whisky power? Judge Noah Davis^oMpe Supreme Court of New York, nfide a Tem perance address, at the Phillip Me . morial church on Madieon Avenue, New York, and reiterated his now famous declaration that fully two thirds of the cases he had passed upon, were of young mai who could trace their down-fall directly to drink. The saloon-keepers of Chatanooga are making vigorous effects to have enforced the Sunday laws sttf against all trades. This is rather a novel and unique rede fet these mod ern apostles of personal liberty to play, and we trust that they will have the aid of all law abiding cit izens in this, their seeaingly pious departure. The cause of their zea lies in the fact that the laws have been enforced against them, and and they are therefore; determined-Silver no other trade shall ei^oy an im* munity not allowed them. / ■ i'ê BALLADE OF BABY LIPS. BY DABNEY MARSHALL. The lotos, that dreams on the moonlit mere, And mocks with its gold the stars iu the skies, Outflashes the jewels of queens, I fear— But give me the laughter of baby eyes! And sweet is the song that sweet-heart wise, As over thé shingle It slides and slips, That the sea to the sand in soft tones cries— But sweeter the babble of baby lips! The new-born blossoms that peep and peer Over the wold with a shy surprise, Are a garniture fit for the glad young year— But give me the laughter of baby eyes! And low is the lisp the light wind sighs As it belliefehe sails of the far off ships, Golden and red in the sunset's dyes - But sweeter the babble of baby lips! • The dews that cluster on a keen grass spear, Are a string of gems that a fairy ties And weaves in the mesh of her hair,I hear— Bwt give me the laughter ofbaby eyes! Sweet is the clear, fresh note that flies From the hunter's horn,when the sunshine . - dips In gold the hills that around him rise— But sweeter the babble ofbaby lips! ENVOY. Gleamy the pearl in theses shell lies— But give me the laughter of baby eyes! And sweet is the rose to its petal tips— But sweeter the babble ofbaby lips! POLITICAL POINTS. The cost of a session of Congress is $3,000,000. The North American Review con tains an attack on Secretary Bayard. Senator Vest was kinder cornered on the Dakota question, the other day. - «M4* - Over thirty-five thousand copies of of Senator Beck's silver speech have been ordered. The .Kentucky Legislature is in session, and will re-elect Senator Beck unanimously. - Judge Ragan will re-introduce his inter-States commerce bill, dui ing the present session. - Senator George has been raising constitutional objections to the Hoar Presidential-succession bill. Presinent Cleveland recommends the removal of the tariff from For eign works of fine art. Right as usual. m m m m* - Cleveland signed Mrs. Grant's pension bill on Xmas day. A gracious and a graceful thing, in our opinion. - - Senator Beck's able defense of the "dollar of dur dad's" was all the talk in Washington, during the holidays. About 1200 bills were introduced in the House on Dec. 21st, and the roll call of States hdd proceeded no no further than Louisiana. Speaker Carlisle is perplexed as to whom to appoint on the% Ways and Means committee, in the place of Frank Hurd, who was Its orator. Little Billy Mahone will not leave Virginia, but will negroize a dis trict, to send him to congress, as soon as his senatorial term expires. The U. S. Supreme Court has sus tained the Mississippi Railroad Com mission, thereby reversing the decisions of Judges Hill and Pardee, . - Women voted for the first time, in Toronto, for the election of Mayor. Thus one by one, the masculine privileges are wrested from us by the greedy,grasping fair sex. What shall we poor men do? , General Lawton's disabilities have been removed by a Republican Sen ate. Stitch, stitch, stitch away on the shrond of the bloody shirt: nail, nail on the coffin of Blaine, Sher man & Co., its periodical resurec tors. John S. Wise, late Republican candidate for Governor m Virginia, has announced his withdrawal from political life. Doubtless this hench man ot Mahone's is too pure and holy of heart to Iningle in the filthy cess-pool of politics. That attenuated icicle ;from the Empire State, who figured so large ly in the Beecher-Tilton trial, Sen ator Evarts, sides with Beck, on the question. You ought to hear the gold-bugs and plutocrats of Wall street howling "Et tu Brute" A bill has been introduced to pay the United States Marshals salaries instead of fees. Judge Reagan will introduce a bill for the payment of $375,000 to Southern Mail Contractors. The office-grabbers are girding up their loins to attack the President's Civil service reform course. Seven Thousand five hundred dol lars worth of the President's and Cabinet's photos, have been taken. x Maine has furnished the Repub cans three of their very ablest leaders; Fessenàen, Blaine, and Reed. Judge Reagan will maka a big en deavor to get his Ead's Ship Rail way bill through the House this session. Wade Hampton says he has intro duced his Civil-service bill, in order that the average congressman may cease to be an office-broker and be come a legislator. The President's civil-service prac tice, in retaining the worthy and ef ficient in Washington United States offices, has been called his Xmas gift, to the deserving of Washing ton. Reed, the Republican caucus leader, tips the beam at over 200. His voice is as shrill as a woman's, and his cranium, according to Mat thew Arnold, resembles that of Shakspere. The wives of the congressmen raided the stationery department ot the House tor Xmas gifts, in a way to make the average taxpayer open his eyes. Opera-glasses, writing desks, and toilet sets of most elegant and expensive make, were among the booty captured. John Sherman, the waver of the scarlet garment, is in Columbus, Ohio, working for re-election. Of course, a State that can endure the rabid ravings of Murat Halstead, will make haste to heap honors on this boss South-hater and vifupera tor. Hon. E. Barksdale, member from 7th district, has been appointed chairman of the committee on printing. The committee is to be congratulated on the appointment of so efficient a chairman as Congress man Barksdale, with his practical business, will make. Mayor Grace, of New York, is prosecuting his libel-suit against the World, while Pulitzer continues his bombardment of abuse. Fire away, old boy, do what you can towards unearthing, the slipperyness and crookedness of the stock-holders of the Grant-Ward Bank. When Morrison downed Randall the protectionist journal immediete ly criedjjout that Uncles Sam's purse would be depleted shamefully and yet these same journals had endorsed the reckless scheme of the Sage of Gramercy park for spending millions and millions on coast defences. A Republican cotemporary calls the rule of the Interior. Department in Colorado, under Republican re gime, a shivering mass of stinking corruption. And yet we were , told that if the Democrats were once in in power, the country would journey to that supertropic region, where over-coats are not needed. Senator Beck said m his great silver speech, that a thief who *would break into the vaults of the U. S. Treasury, and steal a million of silver and distribute it, would be a greater public benefactor than the Secretary of the Treasury, and then he says he did not attack the admin iitration. The new rules create five new committees^ as follows : 1. A com mittee on the election of President and Vice-President. 2. A commit tee on Civil-service Reform. 3. A committee on American ship build ing interests. 4. A committee en the acoustics and ventilation of the House. 6. A oommittee to inquire into the effects of the liquor-traffic. Peter B. Sweeny, Boss Tweed'« old partner, has returned to New York. He will re-enter politics and help Jno. Kelly run the political machine of Gotham. Grip your money bag tight, queen city of the Empire State. Senator Frey, of Maine, will in troduce a Local Option bill, for the District of Columbia. We wonder how many-ot those who are so moral when Mormons are concerned, will vote for it. Crack ! Crack ! will go the whip of the whisky ring, but gentlemen will you listen to it, or to the sobs of widowed women and fatherless children. Quite a number of _able congress men are clamoring to be put on the Labor committee. The Labor ques tion is fast assuming an importance that is destined to dwarf all othor issues, except Prohibition, be remembered that the last con gress appointed a Bureau of Labor statistics to enquire into the condi tion of wage laborers, throughout Ihe civilized world. It will The Boston monometalists laid a nice trap for the silver men. These advocates of bi-metalism were in vited to an elegant New Year's din ner in the "Hub. were to be made in favor of gold, only, no opportunity being given for the silver men to reply. Thus to the country, they would seem to endorse the Wall street idea. The silver men didn't bite, however. "For ways that are dark, and tricks , that are vain, the Bostonese is pe culiar. Congress will discuss the follow ing topics during the ensuing year : The silver question, The Bankrupt bill, the Blair educational bill, The Presidential succession bill, The Civil-service bill, and The Tariff question. If it does like its prede cessors, it will take it all out in dis cussion and pass none of them. Maybe it will pass some iron-clad law against the poor, non-voting Mormons, or the child-like"and bland Chinese, and then vaunt exceeding ly loud of its record as moral reformers, while at the same time it permits an open saloon in the rooms of the United States Supreme Court. Hypocracy is a broader robe than charity. THE PRESENT "LEGISLATURE AND LOCAL OPTION. There speeches 11 The temperance people of Missis sippi are looking hopefully and anx iously to the present Legislature for a local option law by counties. They come for the third time to ask a rea sonable thing at the hands of a Dem ocratic Legislature. Wo have been patient, hoping each time for better things in the future.| Prohibitionists, as such, are not politicians. They seek no office, and earnestly desire to promote their cause as a non-partizan reform in the interest of all the people, and without reference to party ties. They believe that the liquor traffic is a social evil, and they desire to prohibit it. There is question, even among liquor men, as to the evil of the traffic : the only question being the most effective way of dealing with it Prohibitionists have studied out a ülan wbieb tni-oc tW onsstion en tirely out of politics, and they will ask the Legislature to pass a bill agreeable to that plan. It will be a reasonable'bill, and"we hope to see it pass. The party in power is now on trial. Many patriotic citizen all over the State are looking anxiously toward the Capital to see whether their par. ty is sufficiently free to deal with this question. A disappointment will be very grevious, and we much doubt if it will be safe. This ques tion has come here to stay, and it will not down at any man's bidding. J. B. Gambbell. A series of weekly Temperance meetings have been carried on in Philadelphia all the winter. Pretty good for the staid and stolid qua kers. The rabid raver of tbe Chick asaw messenger is tackling the Mis sissippi deed of trust system.