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bill fine ly lican ing utes put the have turn the here but has They to steel, tain They ca the will they any BY J. C. MARTIN. SUBSCRIPTION ; Ow* Y *?iir — Mouths .# 1.00 .. .75 Payment required in advance. Corinth. Miss., Saturday, March 13 , 1897 . The new tariff bill «ill be ready sOon after congress meets. Lots .if poople have lots of sympa thy for the poor, but seldom any thing else. A largo number of big guns and cannons are now being placed on the Shiloh battlefields. One never knows how to take some people, and. if wise, will not waste much time in finding out. All the members of the president's cabinet have indicated a purpose to go slowly in making appointments in their departments. Unless there is a change from the programme the Memphis & Charles ton Railroad will be put. up for sale thirty days after March 31. It was like operating a wheel of fortune when a Baltimore bicycle in structor the other day married a widow with $2.000,000. Democratic gams are reported from Iowa municipal elections. This is the beginning of a series of conse quences that are to follow the inaug uration of the Hanna party. Neurlv every town of any impor tance in the State either has a bank or is making an effort to establish one. Six have been established within the past six months. The average Republican politician doubt honestly believes that confidence will be restored and pros renewed by the changing of a few postmasters. now P 1 the 000 The subject of divorce begins to engage the serious attention of the philosophers of France. In 1882 the percentage of divorce was one in 1,000. while today it is twenty-five in 1 , 000 . The Missouri supreme court has •declared that the law against opium smoking and opium joints is uncon stitutional. because it interferes with the right of men to smoke whatever they choose. The Senate of New York has pass 'd a bill making it murder in the first degree for a person caught plac ng obstructions on railway tracks. An improvement on this bill would : >e to shoot them on the spot. he A Kansas legislature has propos 'd the enactment of the Ten Com mandments into law by the legisla ure of that state, pect to see some startling amend ments to the decalogue proposed. a We may now ex Hon. H. Clay Evans was left out of th».' cabinet; sure enough; and 1 here are those who say that an ac tion for breach of promise would lay m the part of Mr. Evans if he were lisposod to put the question to the test. Hanna issued orders to Bradley îot to appoint »senator. Gov. Brad ley sawed wood and he appointed Senator Wood and the Governor will continue to saw wood at the old stand. Perhaps Hanna will discov er that he is not the boss of all the United States, In the manufacture of knives the division of labor has been carried to such an extent that one knife is han É dled by seventy different artisans from the moment the blade is forged until the instrument is finished and ready for tho market. If War seems to be declared against f freak journalism in the east. The F Newark free public library, the largest institution of the kind in the state, has unanimously decided to exclude the New York World and the New York Journal from its rooms as being unfit publications for their patrons to read. The Union League club and several other of the leading clubs of New York City similar action. The crusade the new journalism is becoming very ddep seated, and is taking against are p; U having ita effect. ; ir TAKING CAKE OF THE FARMER. ''The Republican party, in its new tariff bill," says a Republican news paper, "is properly taking care of the farmer." The expression sounds familiar. Every Republican tariff bill lias been declared to be a very fine thing for the farmer;. It is real ly wonderful how much the Repub lican politicians are always just go ing to do for agriculture. The farmers at present have the distinction of being the only class of producers who have a permanent representation in the Cabinet. The Secretary of Agriculture has been a fixture for some time. He distrib utes seeds to the farmers; while the manufacturers, who are not directly represented in the Cabinet, have to put up with a distributiop of mere money. The farmers are not forgotten in the Republican tariff bills. They have to. pay double prices for their implements and clothing, but in re turn there are duties on agricultural products. It is true scarcely any ag ricultural products would come into the UnitedStates, even if the freight here was paid by the government, but the fact remains that the farmer has ''protection." The Republicans will go on reso lutely raising the price of the imple ments and clothing to the farmer. They will continue to keep up freight rates by making the builders of rail roads and rolling stock pay tribute to a dozen trusts in coal, iron ore, steel, nails, rails, lumber and every other material. They will persist in preventing an increase of foreign trade by which the farmer could ob tain a greater market for his produce. They will continue to force foreign nations to develop the agricultural resources of India and South Ameri ca to the injury of our own farmers. Then, if any body dares question the terrible earnestness of the Re publicans' love for the farmer, they will point proudly to the fact that they have sternly shut Out of this country the foreign agricultural pro ducts that would not come in under any circumstances. at ed in ing er he to an Mr. ed THE COTTON GROWERS. The Texas cotton growers held a meeting in Waco on the 8th and re solved to aid in the effort toward a reduction in acreage. A similar meeting was held in Memphis last Wednesday. This effort to secure a reduced acreage in order to stimulate prices is deserving of more attention from the farmers than is accorded it. Advice ot this kind last year was un heeded; and the cotton crop was con siderably increased, as compared with the year before, and even though the season was unfavorable, the crop is estimated at about 8,500, 000 bales. Consequently prices have declined to a point below the lowest range of 1895-6. The outlook this year is that much more land will be planted to cotton than last; and it would seem that it is almost as hard work as it was ten years ago to con vince tho average cotton grower that he can never really prosper until he ceases to be a "planter" and becomes And it hard for a plain farmer, them to learn that the crops which will make them independent are not necessarily such as he can tarn into easy cash, and -that there may be profits which will not show on a commission merchant's account cur rent. Cotton as a surplus crop will pay any farmer in this climate, but otherwise there is promise for no permanent prosperity. THE HAD RU$H. The mad scramble for Federal of fices going on now overshadows al most everything else in the political world. It is a pity that this is so, but every four years human nature asserts itself for pie, and the coun try is compelled to observe the shameful spectacle of a newly-elççt ed president struggling to handle the great problems of State and hampered and harrassed by the so licitations of hundreds of persistent office-seekers. If the President were to pay attention to half the visitors that are pouring in on him now he would have no time to devote to the duties of office, and just at this time the duties are urgent and great. No other civilized country in the world, says Carl Schurz in a recent ly published article, presents so ab surd an shocking exhibition. In al most every one of the greater Europ ean nations, for instance, a change in the administration is accomplish ed by changes only in those offices wherein it is felt that the incumbent, to be useful, should be politically sympathy with his chief in The Tennessee legislative racket has been resumed at Nashville. CARMACK AT WASHINGTON. Hon. E. W. Carmack, congressman from the Tenth Congressional Dis trict of Tennessee, leaves Thursday for Washington where he takes his seat as was predicted in the begin ning. end of his term is a foregone conclu sion. The feeble efforts of Col. Pat terson to establish his charges of fraud have been crowned with fail ure. The last hope of the defeated boltocrat is that Congress will give him his seat on the strength of his Republican predictions. This is not at all probable, however, as there is but little love lost between Col. Pat terson and certain of the leaders of McKinley's party. The result at any rate will not be made known for some time to come, and Col. Patter son in the meantime will be compell ed to witness the high hopes and am bitions that excited him are ground in the dust beneath the boot of the Southern silver knight whose brave fight has been published far and wide, —Memphis Herald. That he will hold it until the I BRYAN THE FAVORITE. The New York World asked the Democratic National and State Com mitteemen this question: Democratic National Convention met tomorrow would William J. Bryan again be chosen as the Democratic candidate for President?" The re plies are almost unanimous in say ing that Mr. Bryan would be nomi nated "by acclamation," or "with scarcely a dissenting voice." This emphatic expression of opinion is most significant, showing a good deal of determined adhesion of the Democrats to Mr. Bryan as the lead er for 1900. "If the DISABUSE THE DONS. President McKinley is quoted as having said that Gen. Lee is in a noaition to know more about the Cuban situation than the Adminis tration at Washington, and that if he asks for a warship he shall have one. If the President said that, and will stick to it, assuming a bold front now, it will not only delight Americans but it will bring Spain to her senses at once, and save many an American from imprisonment or brutality. Spain, no doubt from Mr. Cleveland's lack of vigor in the metter, seems to be filled with the idea that Americans can be bull-doz ed and ill-treated with impunity, Their minds just now should be disa bused by emphatic utterance and I still more emphatic action. PROVES A FAILURE. Recent reports from those western states where the elective franchise has oeen extended to women, and where the field of activity for the fair sex has been opened almost to the widest limit, indicate that the experiment has not been satisfacto ry; that the causes leading up to the aggravated discontent that has pre vailed in those states so long is still an unsolved problem, and that unrest and dissatisfaction are just as great and unreasonable now as before the ballot was giyen to women. Great doubt is expressed, too, as to wheth or active participation in political affairs has added to either the sanc tity or happiness of the domestic oircle. The President says that "reforms in the civil service must go on," but enters into an explanation of the "purpose" of the law which may cover the old plan of his party, of re forming the service by outting "good Republicans" in office wherev er possible. Mad waters are dealing destruc tion in many States. The Ohio riv er has passed the danger line four times this spring. Damage around Bedford, Ind., will reach $2,000,000, Fears are entertained of a repetition of the '81 disaster. Marie Hanna is quoted as saying the policy of the administration will be to make appointments in the South without any consideration for color. Hon. W. J. Bryan spoke at Little Rook Tuesday to 10,000 people. The loss by the train robbery near Calera, Ala., is placed at $3,000. The new Postmaster General has eight unmarried daughters. Pithy Press Paragraphs. Politicians are like chickens, they always want to get on the highest roost.—Rome (Ga.) Tribune. Three years of undisturbed pos o'f a setter dog will destroy session any mans veracity.—Rome (Ga.) Tribune. Lent has come upon us, and now the question is, "Shall the Easter bonnet be a high hat?"—Commer cial Appeal. Since Jerry Simpson has taken to silk stockings, Peffer ought to follow suit and trip the light tonsorial.— Commercial Appeal. And#o there, is to be a congress of fathers, too. We, therefore, renew our suggestion for a congress of ba bies. —Memphis Commercial-Appeal. The really happy cabinet appointee is he who can accept the office after having published to the world the fact that he has declined it.—Rome (Ga.) Commercial. An Alabama negro has butted the brains out of a billy goat. The goat evidently had few brains to be gin with, else he would have known that he was overmatched. When Shakespeare remarked that "there is something rotten in the state of Denmark," we expect the farmers were hauling guano from the station.—Greensboro Watchman. The movement of the National Business League to take the tariff out of politics should be encouraged. The tariff should be settled on busi ness principles.—Atlanta Journal. A Washington woman is sueing for a divorce because her husband choked his mother-in-law. Brave man! The wife should have a divorce and the man a pension.—Americus Herald. Probably no liars ever achieved such Munchausenic proportions as the Cuban war correspondents of the jingo sheets. And the worst of it is, they fool good people.—Dalton (Ga.) Argus. The telephone exchange has se cured sixty subscriptions to the en terprise. Fifteen moi'e will make the thing a certainty. It is a good thing, push it along.—Booneville I Plaindealer. A patch on the knee caused by holding down wood on a bucksaw looks a great deal better than one in the gable end caused by holding down a dry goods box.—Edwards ville Standard-News. et In view of the mormidable task Greece has assumed in attempting to whip Turkey, sixteen times her size, the event will determine wheth er or not it is a case of goose Greece. —Macon (Ga.) Telegraph. Pick out twenty young men as you meet them an not more than five of them are making any effort to save money. The indications are that the poor house will have to bo ten high. wiTh room.—Exchange. ug uods iu every This much is known: Abouta I we C'' a Senegambian was usher ed into the world at Bolivar, and in stead of the regulation arms it wore wings. The infant angel, such it is regarded anyway, has attracted quite a deal of attention. Many Jackson people have visited it, and its exis tence is proven. A colored infant with wiugs. In the far time of the future maybe a congressman will be born with a halo. Possibly a tax collector will come among us with an air of meekness; but the people will hardly celebrate the event until they have seen an affidavit to that ef fect with the name of a reputable cit izens signed to it.—Jackson Sun. Representatives of the Hill and Lynch factions of this State are in Washington, clawing each other like kilkenny cats in a contest for prece dents at the republican pie counter. Indications are that neither faction will be recognized to the exclusion of the other, but that the patronage belonging to the State will be divid ed between them, in proportion to their voting strength. This arrange ment, would secure the lion's share of the spoil to the Lynch crowd. What special place Lynch himself wants is not yet manifest, but it is said that Hill is an applicant for the position of internal revenue collector for the district of Louisiana and Mississippi.—-Biloxi Herald. Whenever towns flourish the coun try will flourish. Every extra dol lar made in the town makes a new chance for the countrymen to sell more readily what they may bring to marked. The famous case of Dr. W. H. Lipscomb, a prominent physician of Scooba, Miss., who is charged with poisoning C. T. Stuart, is on trial at De Kalb, Miss. Guy Jack, a promi nent mercant of Scooba, was indict ed with Dr. Lipscomb, but a sever ance was granted. J. T. CALLANDER, CARPENTER . AND BUILDER. Plans and Specifications Finished, Elevations Made, Bills of Lumber Prepared. Estimates given and all kinds of architectural Work attended to promptly. Job work done promptly. Houses Moved and Raised. CORINTH, « D. J. HYNEMAN, I WALDRON STREET, CORINTH, MISS. TELEPHONE 84, THE BEST AND FRESHEST Family Groceries ècçtsi, etfa-owon »»«ns»»#« s s or* same i» »ootfC •Prompt delivery free of charge inside the city limits. The bestand most reliable service in every detail of the grocery business. Canned Goods, Teas, Coffees U L. W I Hams, Lard, Sugars, Flour, Syrups, and all table luxuries. Confections. Field and Garden Seeds and Plantation Supplies. KENNEDY'S WIT. Commercial Appeal. Gov. Bradley has also called an ex tra session of the Hon. Jack Chinn. At least H. Claj Evans can boast that he was not coerced into the cab et It will be observed that Mr. Fitz simmons is putting up a much stifier brand of talk than Mr. Corbett. Davy Hill retires from politics to give his personal attention to his long-neglected matrimonial interests The man who has to dodge a pla toon of bill collectors can have a very fair idea of the kind of life the presi dent of the United States leads. Even the man who supplied the Bible which Mr. McKinley kissed had an ulterior pupose in view. He has already sent in an application for office. Mr. McKinley should be made to understand that the front porch re ception will not prove satisfactory. What the boys want when they call on thepresinent is not a speech, but an invitation to come inside and stick their long panting tongues in to the sugar bin. The south's thread of fate is wrap ped on the spindle.—Birmingham Ledger. Whether regarded as a type of prog ress or merely in its rotary charac ter, the girl who rides the wheel is a daughter of the revolution.—Rome (Ga.) Tribune. The M sissippi is above tho dan ger line at Memphis, and is still ris Cheap Rates to Florida. The TC. C. M. & B. R. R. have Winter Tourist Tickets on sule to all points in Florida and run a through sleeper to Jacksonville connecting with all lines for points in the southern part of the ■State. For further information, ad dress, ■ . W. O. McLEAN, Agent. Tupelo, Miss. CHANCERY SUMMON^. The State of Mississippi. To Mrs. Letia Young. You are commanded to appear before the Chancery Court of the County of Alcorn in said State, on the Third Mon day of April A. 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