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f t ! r j ' li 1 t.INK in HKITT, r.dilor. Earnest, Faithful and Couracror., In Defense of The I'ropleN right. -31 f'SSKMU'K I'll?. (., l'rop VOL. 18 NO. t7. OKOLOXA, MISSISSIPPI, TJIUKSDAY.XOVEMHKR U8,188(). $2.00 WAX ANNUM. Congress assembles next Monday. J There are lour lady candidates for itt office of Stat Librarian. The National Farmer and Lubor- jrs' Union w ill meet in St. Loui on Vee. olli. iMlcgalcs ran get excursion kcts on application to railroad a- lltS. "Iscar Hob's" thanksgiving procla- latiou was late later llinn usual 1 there are a large proportion of the opleofthe State who are specially ink fill that it is the la-t one lie will r officially is-ue. I'he proceedings of our County inge was not received until we had iimeiiccd work on this iue o( the Isri.KK, anil owing to tneir icngin arc compelled to postpone publi on until next week. ur fires in nix weeks at the A. & 'ollcge would imply that the au itics arc extremely careless, or a bugor tw o lives in close proximity. I barely possible too iiiuch learn- t lias rtevelopeil a species ot lirsanny tho college. A good detective rht Drove a serviceable visitor a- liut this time of the year. ' Hon. Clark Lewis our representa te in Congress, was in the city lat week, lie had been to Troy to see the pople in reference to the jiost-otTice Here. The Mr.sscsi.KR thinks p.o. oight to lie established for the bene tit l the good K'oplo of Troy and the numerous students at the excellent s.hool there slid we feel sure Mr. Lew is will interest himself on this subject when he gets to Washington. 'The tot; J vote of this State fort.nv- 1 1 ior in i i tit election is set down .Sk' follows Uo.'iti M. Stone ; 85,0-15 .Jolin It. Lynch C Jas. It. Chalmers 5 Tins other State officer ibccIvih! about the same number of votes as the Governor. A little h -s than half a vole was polled. An cxchatifie seems to think thai the removal Of the penitentiary (rom Jac kson w ill be part of the labor of a Constitutional Couvemion. That is a bright idea, but it is about a- likely to become an isiie in the canva as the suffrage question, which a num ber ot the pretended friends of a Con stitutional Convention are now in-si-lin U to be the b'ndiim fealuie. The ItcpubliuHii candidate for Lieut. Governor in Ohio was elected by a majotity of 41 in a total vote of more than oHO.tKH). A pretty clo-c have but enough to keep Gov. Campbell out of the V. S. Senate this time, lie will probably preside over that body in 1K3, as Vice-President with one G rover Cleveland, not. unknown to fame, in the White House. So mote it be. The Iiiaiidon Iteoorder deities t lie story that had been going Hie round of the press, that the notorious ltod Low ly had prefixed Iter, to his name and was entrancing Texas audiences w ith his eloquent appeal to flee the wrath to come. The Itecordcr says instead of oeeschhicr. Hod has been selling ,soap receipts ti the cowboys. A soapy slory, a stiapy subject and a soapy .easiness. , .- TlVi Cofl'eeville Times gives pub-'ii-ity Vo the rumor that Gov. Lowry will be a candidate for Hail road Com missioni t against Hon. Walter Mc Lauren, and pertinently remarks : '"To beat a Mc Lai.ren v ollice lias been almost an impossibility, and we doubt if Low tv tin i hange tli program as carried on! bcrt-t"fnrp." The reav.ij why it is difficult to beat a Mc I.iiiii i- because they arc true blue IMmihv rats. eo(M ,.5 faith ful to their pledc s and i.evi r as)iire to a position that t'.,.y cannot PU will, credit to theii.seives and prolil to the people. Wuller M.-Laureu the mem ber of tin I,ailroa Commis-hm, wnii elected bv Ihe last Le'liiuuc- over a number of popular emi -piitoi s, and his faithful and elficieut s'i vi.-e-for the past two years entitle him 10 the customary einlorseiiiciit, unci r 1-ope to see ! 1 in re-elected, if he d- r. i,e place. We think U' ai'e Kife 11 sav ing tli i section if fbe State i- s..'id for lil m aguiiisl auv bud v. Koll IS VTIt-'H'ATIoX. ! not dr. ire to see thriu forced down . j the throats of tli people by the arhi- Wc wish to emphasis the M i v-: ,n"-v ,r,"t'1"' "I" a majority or the del . ,.ii nil the subiect of refer- "-'''" A" rbanges we de-ire no Hun the question of a ratification of the new constitution to the people .....i !. .i.t n.i. I . m.v.-in. Will III -"! f- ment of the people, for the M-opleai1l .v,'-r,'""l advocate of a Constitu bv the people, and if the people are j H"n Convention, wi-hes it to lie un qualified to select competent men to I derstood that it is unalterably and frame a constitution, they are qualified I to n,i noon it after all the co mi.ro- ! mises and concessions are made in or der to agree iion an orjranio law. We care not therefore what precedent may have been set heretofore in this Staie or elsew here, the M essknokh favors a Constitutional Convention, and that the work of the delegates' A (treat deal ol complaint conges to shall lie re-submitted to the people lor : us from Houston and ollic s west of their ratitlcation or rejection. I-et's there, that the Mi:-f:i.U! does not have no monkw in;; business alxnit come to luiinl in die time a- hereto this matter gentlemen, it is too jrrave J fore. We wi-h to -ay to our lenders a quevtiou to be dealt with lightly ' that the paper h.is been mailed here and there should be nothing hid be- every Thursday iiiorninv. with one hind the curtain; nothing mysterious 'exception (the we.kol the election) for about it. Tho people w ant a new more than eilit months and that they constitution becaue the old one fram-! reach Houston every Thur-day, not ed by eorn-tield darkeys and carpet hag adventurers has outlived its day. Il has been patched and patched until lika a negro's shirt it has patch on patch, and Mississippi should have a new, clean cut, unequivocal document which fully and fairly expresses the will of her honest, law-abiding citi zens, and one that cannot be miscou- striied or misunderstood. Shaking for a large class of our fellow citizens, we want an elective judiciary, because the system wo now have is full of fa- voritism and inefficiency ; savor uiucli j of the centralization idea anil is in di-j reel conflict with the theory of our;l j goveriiinsiit hich declares that all j power ii vested in the people, and that this power is vested In three hi ' partments, an executive, a legislative and a Judiciary. j These departments of government are said to be equal, co-ordinate and indcuendeiit of each oiIumv Km h is not the . ase in Mississippi ami cannot be so long as tho Governor apimints the Judiciary. We believe that each of these futi'ilioiiarles of government j should derive his authority from the ame great source, the people, and be amenable to the people for his failh- ' ful dischai-ec ol official dutv. I 'J he Mksk iiv.it believes ton 'that jour jiidielal. system should be so changed as to briny the courts nearer , the people and thereby facilitate the ends of jin-tice. One of the most di- lineiiished jurists of the State is quot- j ed ti.s saying, that for the tw elve year , he has set veil on the bench, more time hiisbren spent in determining wlieth- i v or not tiie litigant has sought his j remedy in the proper court, than in ! deciding on the merits of the iHiises. This is simply iulolcj-able and should not be endured a year longer. t j The Mi.-si oKi favors coiistitution- al limitation of official tenure for the jKxecuiive and that lass of public I servants, who handle the people's money. Taxation should not only he ad va lorem in theory but in fact. The lie abolished and the constitution should explicitly prohibit the exemp- . 1 1 ,1 -n 1 1 ' 1 I W hat a scramble there will be w hen 1 tiou of an v species of property iuthc;.u , , . , r 1 . , '"i '" Leglslainre nieel for the I hands of individuals or eorisiratioas .,, . . ,...,, , 1 1 1 ono-crf c 1 u 11 tli Lfi t or Hint hiutc. 1 from taxation, ?Cotonlv should the' I ,. , . -. , ., , ! power ol the executive be curtailed '! ... 1111 -ii- 1 istrictious thrown around the law- j making power, for the protection of j the public weal. Oue of these should I positively prohibit tho Ijesidature j trout making appropriations iu execs; of the receipts of the State Govern - 1 . ment the year preceding, except in cases ot epidemic or rebellion. A re-apportionment of tho political powers ot ::ie various departments ol S:ali! should be engrafted in the new constitution, an 1 ourelection niacliiu- ery re-adjusted on a basis that is just to all clasc of our people, to the end 1 that a tun, tree and lair expression !of the will of the people may be hid. I The public school system sdould be ! remodeled in the interests of the com mon people, its political features abro gated, Ji.d its wire pulling liianipulu ' toisi aud Ii angers-en' retired to the shades of private l'a. . , , I T!ee arc t int-1 f the many 1 f I 1 the M cssf.v. -ii re .'.res U t ill't ; lc law, but this' journal does' 1 our 01 11 do not hope to get. and it is probable I ome we do -nl favor .will 1m- made, .! I'ut the M r.-KM.Kic, an in all-lhe- I'll! the .Mf.km.i ii, an ill "'""'promising.) opposed ... . 1m.t - r educational ., mention and can not consent to the suggestion that the Convention tuny formulate and adopt a constitution without submit ting It t the people for ratification or rejection. later than three o'clock. They should, therefore, go to Atlanta, Cherry HiH, Pittslmro. Itidgeiiud Honlka the nt day, and if they do not the fault must be in the Houston post-office. We want to sly, further, that if our tub seribers do not get their papers here after when they are due, we hoe they will inform us promptly, to that we may report the fact to the I'ostma-ter General. j 1 ! It will be noticed that the I'adcr has been for the past two year adver- tising tor the Capital Commercial oliege, or ,lackon, .Miss, in our dealings w itli f. Wyatt. w e have found I'iui te be a gentleman in every respect, and we take occ asion to say that from all we know and can learn of his excellent College, we canaot see the necessity of any of our boys in ''' ' "" o ii of the Slate to ! gel a . out Ulei. ni 1 education. All j things Iwinjf equal. Mis.issippiaus should patronise Mississippi iiisiitn- '""' !""' inh the Jai k-oii ( oni- ni"tvial College 1s equal to any. Clav County Leader. - The Grand Jury in its latest v o,.- informs the public that e.-Tica-uier Un !!,, of Louisiana, ha- -lolt-i. ifL'i. 0f of tic; baby bonds', und the Pica yune now figures up his per uhitioti-, to something ovora million. It now ap pears that l'tirke is a native of Indi ana mid w as un einbe.Vr of railroad funds at Xcnia. I II., jiisi after thv war. lie cacoet-baggeil to lalvcst'iii. Tc ami from Texas to l.oiii-iana. It is soioe colonial. ion to know he is. 1,1.1 a 1 1 n 1 i x c Southerner. j Stanley, the great African explorer, i lias been heard from and it i- ; ra t i ty -.ing to know that he is s;(f.. and that his wonderlul discoveries are of great value to the civilized world. In half a century from now the Dark Contin ent will doubtless be peopled with the j Caucasian race aud the shriek of the railroad w histle will be heard where the king of the forest now roums com paratively unmolested. , , , , , , Candidates for every place arc int., , . . . , , i tnerous and still increasing. A few 1 i will get pic the lurgcr iiuuibtr nfet'.tdM'rieitr. Wttrk on 1 lie new systam 1 even- a cold (cotatoe. . Happy i Hi man w ho w ants nothing; 'I'he Cronln " mnrdcr trial, whieh jhus been tho scusation for Chicago : r ., . , . , .. for months is drawing to a close. The defense, has succeeded in proving none ' of the accued, save Iiurke V. ere i i,, a,1 if the ltrv ludipvi. ih u it- ; (M s, there w ill be a verdic t ot tic i iiitt;sl of course, j The question of rapid transit has I pn.ri,,.,.!! the attention ofscicntists and inventor- of late, and a locomotive en gine lies been constructe d and is now on trial, whic h il is said w ill pull a train of cars SO miles an hour. A new discovery has heeu made by a Texas inventor, which dispenses "xvith ifil ftlydfijainciilitdscii h iifi. -m tbj !" rle HgUt, thi'l it mivooit 'be iia I j.tjton jt-.j in' e ir' htdti- hold. Dots from EYery Clime. Ity If. W. KJIANCIH. The Gulf Coa-t navy jard is to ! located at New Means. Several lare bank, have sii-pended j payment during the week. , TheSt. Lawrence Kiver sea-oil of lotip'st coniie. tiou by telephone ion w ilh the class to w hic h !hee navigation has closed. ow in j to h e. ver made. I beer-barn l blac kguards and empty- Sevei Hl new iron nulls are sl.or.lv! Oorge talker, treasurer of i headed upstart-belong. There Is an ir. I .ied -t CI,n.tn.K.a Ten,,. I K nights of I'vtbis. Lodge in J.-r-ev 'H'-r gratifjing feature con.iccte.l Tennessee w a visited bv a heavy j fall of mow the atter part of last: week. i i The cotton crop is estimated bv Li!l I . ; Memphis cotton men to reach 7,1 i.l i4 - )wiim to the reyolulion. two llril- i-.li .warships have been ordered to l!io de Janeiro. The price of roal is on the rise at Birmingham, Ala. This is good new s for the miners. . ' The Isipartment of State lias not yet instructed recognition :f the new Ilra.iliati ltepublic. j A planing mill and contents, valued .110(100. was burned down at IV.,-' sacola, Fla., on Saturday. Several fatal train wrecks were oc casioned last week in Minnesota by the recent heavy falls of -mow. A revolution In the Island of Cuba was reported last week. The rumor has not been authenticated. The first train on the Northern Ceu trai Itailroad since ihe IbsoU arrived at Williamsport, l'a., on Friday. Hubert Illand, a ravisher, w a taken from jail at Petersburg, Va., an,' 1 s iem.ee, ,o oy re - rmu.j JUJK-M Clc ff land appears to Late advices from Admiral lo, J' I e l,ll,al' a" !' eonn-wpiadi-on state that thf1 new shipAlV'GjVit the present tune. At a recent Yorktown, 1- the roller of his fleet. Idinuer of tho chamber of "commerce A school house near MiWn, Tent.., 1 wa desl roved bv Hi'" Saturday night. ! A defective flue t-atfed the damage, I. XT. nona'.d ha. been iihsnt fr Norwich, Conn.. o long 1 hat creditors to the amount of f ."0.tHs are anxious. Taree llctroit, Mich have been indicted f gau. ablcriiimi r brilMTv and tr.i I-. A aivl.ou-e, contuiniiig 20.sJlbs. of sea i-i.ind 1 ottoti, w as de-titu ed bv ! . fire Satr.n'ay night. tCil.ljOit. Damage about ! W, T. I !( -1. a prominent member of the Ccaii'edc rale Slates Senate died 011 Friday, at (ioldsboro, .t'., in bis : The Au;risia. I. a., Lv huugv ba invited the l'an-Americun delegates !to visit that city during their next graiel tour. : On Saturday evening, the dry goods bouse of Sharpie destroyed by tin l'.ros., Phila., wa The total danuiae was H's'i.tHK). There is omc talk of marrying a Ger man Princess to a Itussinu Prince iu order to further guarantee combined ! pein e in Lurnpe." I Over eighty-four tlioiissncl vol ' j were cast for Gov. Stone at the re cen elwliois in Miswissippi, The to ft jd Vote ,vas IWflcl. " v , , , , Memphis, afiiT a deal of dauionng, . . , ., , , 1-, ( hsve her 'tix-et earn prupcib'd bv will soon he nmnnieiiced. 1 Fire broke out in a mine at Hut te. Montana, on Saturday, and several men w ere, tullooatrd by the poisonous gases generated by the flames. The Old Dominion Line steamer 1 Manhattan collided w itli a barque oil ! I'cnwii k Island, Del. About twenty passengers Were reported drowned. The subscriptions received by the New York World's Fair canvassing co nmittee show a total of f 1,071,017. New York has some chance after all. A fatal collision occurred on the Le high Valley road near P.cthh hem, Pa., on Saturday. Two train hands were killed and several others badly injur ed. It is estimated .that the Canadian govtji anient lt.il been jli-frauded of ! s.-lves on the ruilroad company. The jyt1'' this yc.ii- owing ro the whi.-ky j accused narrow ly e"-aped lynching sna j i '.it w h.c 1 is eout ntiallv foiug at tho b inds of the citizens whan ar 011. rea'cd. A jtas Well ha tie -n tMireil near Tuskaloo-a, Ala. Tlii.. is eood new- 'for that section and will no doubt prove a ImnaHa to I tie urroumting enntrv. A tcleiihone i now in daily u-e be-- twol, rt!a,d, Me., and' r.nff.ih.. ; x.Y.. a distance ot 7.V) miles. This i- ! (' t toot iafiii.,lilu.i-i-.,... 1, - IV. ' " . - - gold watch and ifJbOof his talhcr-in-hny and Is nowvinU-ing. Hannah Ha-.ting-,ol Ih'iKiklvn, N. ., I .... , ,, ', , , who is SI vears of age; walked abroad ' , , . . . ,. . ,r . . , . , , ai iiihiiiiiii ,,ii i iitmt iiiiilOtlllA lllloe .comlition w rapped up and sent home. Sam Jones has been having n big: lime at Meridian the past week. Lots of jisitors, plenty of converts and, a-' hove all, plenty of money. With these I the orator is happy. convention was held in far-ofl Ala-ka on Nov. ."ilh, at w hich it was resolved to niemorialje Congress for representation of the territory in the -National Assembly by one or more delegates. , Highwaymen have been heard from quite frequently of late around Mem phis ami on Saturday night a Mr. Horace Place, a contractor, was knock ed down at his own door aud robbed of about lot). Gov. Lowry has ordered an election in Tippah co., on Dei!. 5th, to fill a va cancy in the Legislature caused by the tragic death of General Kalkncr. Ilcii. I. I'iuk Smith is a candidate and 'i'-,J' V'SS f ehvted of New York, he received a great ova- lion, the members cheering again and ! j "if1""- I Typhus fever is .aging among the German sailors at Apia. Samoa, and several have died with the dread uis - ease. The outbreak is attributed to the dccai ing siilita.n es of the w reck of the war ves.el lost in the liuiri- line lu-i Man h. Tw o young ladies of Dayton. Tetiu., were tc 1 ten 1 y it pet cat rmay aim tears sire entertained ot livdroohohia. j.,..,, u.u ,., ; ti,. ,-at when i without naming it tlew at them, bit- 1 ing one 011 the shoulder and one in the ! iaec. I'.eware of the cat. . j A M Paul, Minn., engineer, on ; Saturday waswarded $ U). 143.!!'! in ac tion he bad brought against his employers for dan nige s on acc ount ol injuries ustai..ed iu a recent railway jcolisin. This is one of the large-l i V-rdi I- ever give, in -iidi a ease. It is said that an el'ort will be made at the coming session of Congress to increase the -alary of Congressmen from $0,000 to $7,.Vsi. Any effort in tki at direction is hound to be defeated ; aim anyone who votes lor the increase might a well retire to private life. The farmers ii'-r Hiawatha, Kan., are burning corn for fuel. Corn is worth 2' rents a bushel and coal, de livered, il to 23 cents. The Alliance j t 1M1;jiics a Democrat always he has advocates burning half the corn crop ; tvx r0 ), ,.1,.,-ted to represent thi for fuel, and thus cornering the mar-j County in the Legislature by over ket and raising the p. h e of this feed-j ,. -hc-luiing majorities, and in our bom sl11"' : ocrat ic primary this year, though hi I he Gev. .Martin lloreiisen, an F.piscopal clergyma!., was found in a woodshed ill the rear of his premises at Council Bind'-. la., with a deep j trash in his neck and another iu bis! w rist, from which he had bled to death, ... ,, , ,. He was t,l years old and supposed to have been temporarily insane. Two men were an ( 'ity. Ten 11., on Frida having -aiiKi d the rec -led at I'liion , charged w ith ut frei 'ht trail, wreck near that pi acts by misplacing the switch. Their names are lioou and Ates and they were recently em-I of tins view s ol' others, mil his ntim plo) ed on a bridge gang on the M. & ! erous friends who in,li.iire him for hi O cool lint w ere di-.rhm-.re1 foe mis. ! candor, his boldness, abi'ily and conduct shortly befor ; this occurrence. It is surmised that they took this fiendish means of revenging tbem- i A tiencr o- ie!-ni.F ami a lolt Teaieitt. I latiering III II e !l f.i M; H ofla-t Week w e took o c.'-inii to shv, that we teei eoiiipliiuen'eil rather than anjrerwt Iliat certain itiit liii"iulieets should abuse in., lor it was evidence to decent people that we hail nothing in eom- w on sin n un dents which we trust 'we will be pardoned for mentioning t These attacks furnish our friends with an iV-iim for reolv i&lih'li iiivMi'isititv , , , . overwhelms our traduier, hence we . . , . , repeat : Nftt to the debt of grati- tude due his friends the editor of the MissrsoF-it is indchtel to the persist ent ahum- of certain mac hine editor in this State for ttm proud reputation he lias attained as an earnest, faithful and courageous deteuder of the peo- pie's rights. The following letter pnhlUhc t in the Memphis Avalanche of the 23 rd Hist., is .IhiHtrattve of the ihiiiiI last made, aud explains itself: To the P.ditor of the Avalanche: Okoi.ona, Mis., Nev. l'.i. I'ader th headinj ef "Tii-Stato Notes'' in your isu of .Sunday last, wo fiud the following : Tteferi-ing to a statement in the Chickaiaw Messenger, the llraudoii Hpubliean says: "The fellow win) wrote the above is the mot Narrow minded man in the State. The au thor of the alsovc i one of the Mean est a.en iu the Democratic party t day. His caliber i remarkably small sinjl shot Ne. '1- and geaerallr maps. He is a man with one idea, and that idea is inl'amoasly infernal.' Iu Mississippi, where the editor of the MfssKMii R is well known, such currilous charges excite only pity or 1 tempt for the author, but the Ava lanche's circulation is not confined to this State, and w e fri l sure that the spirit of fairness and justice which should actuate a great daily, such a-i conis, will prompt you to give place ; to the following statement : ; The Hou. Prank lliukiit, editor of ; f. Clin ks vw Mo .-i.Mii 1;, was born j and reared in your Slate. When a ,i,v in ,is teens he enli-ted in a Terr1 ncssee regiment, and served the Con federacy faithfully from June Is. Hf.1. to May lo. Iv"., din ing w hich time lie was engaged in acthe service, which ii attc-te.l by rcrrul battle scars on bis person. hortly after the war he removed - to Mississippi, and has heon a citien of ('l.i.a-aw coun ty fir more than tw'enty-two years, for eighteen of w hie h bo has been ed itor and proprietor of the Cm. kaam Mi--s:ni.kh. and through all thesi. years that paper has inaintained an influence as a bold, fearless advocate of the people's rights, and lias a pat ! miiage second perhaps to no weekly published in the State. In ls7'.l Cap! Iturkitt w as elected Grand Master l 1 Masons of this State, when but oil I ) ear of age. and was the youngest ; man w ho ever attained that honor iu i this jurisdiction. He is to-day one oi" the most honored ami influential mem bers i.f our Grand Lodge. Many j year- ago be w as an officer of the State (i range, and is now one of the officers of our State Alliance, and we believe u de legate to the National Allianc e. ' 'I II til IU IUM,I 111 Ills I , I IS. lif II. il .1 candidate for any otlice, he received l.'.llS of the Po:S vines ctisf for ( iovern- or of the State. We don't know from the extract j f''",m yr 1t to what state- ! ment ol the Mrs.. xon; the I'.rai.doii j;,.,,,,,,,;,.,,, lvlVl.s, ,. aiv W(.(.oi,cen:- ! ,.J about that matter. We simply v isl. : to say to strangers who rend the a!l- wool-ami-) ard-w ide A alanche. that j in this section ot the Stnt, ivcn the (enemies of ('apt. Iliirkilt concede that he is an original thinker. honct 111 his convictions, earnest, iu his advocacx of anv cnue be csiiouses. und tolerant ins personal and pop ileal mtesritv, know him to lie iin apal'le of.i th nigiil. word or deed that can be iu-tly cluir acteried as unmanly, 1101. h '. -in-famou-lv infernal." J. M. T;:n k. J. W. WlM'S it. Representatives-elect l'ort iiiikaavv Co.