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PORT GIBSON, MISS., FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 18, 1890.
YOL. XV--NEW SERIES.
NUMBER 3.
Queen
^TSTO
Crescent
JACKSON TO CINCINNATI
Entire Tram,Baggage Cnrs.Dny Concli
nml Sleeping Cars run through
without change,from Meridian,
The Short Line via
cs
CIIATTAN 0 0(vA
-TO
lie Carolinas and Virginia,
The Sliortline rla Cincinnati to
CHICAGO. CLEVELAND, BUFFALO
Siagara Falls and Canada,
NEW YORK,
BOSTON
The Adirondack and White Mountains,
ISew lCiitflnncl Cilice,
And all points North and East.
I« 4 AH Through Train* pass mound
the l*aee of Lookout Moi, .tain, along
the slioiohf die Emory River, over the
Famous Hid. Iln.lge and ihroogh the
Blue Glass Region of Kentucky lo Cin
trai Union Depot, where connection is
made for the North and E ist without
tra ii aier. Ill rough die city.
For further information ad dies«
C. II Carnahan, Agee.t, Jnc' Ron,Miss.
1. Ilaidy, A. G. P. A , Vieksliiiig.Miss
N. A. lioUias, Travl.A IlirniinghainAI«
F. M. Comfort, T. A I*. A.. Vicksburg.
1). U. Edwards,
U I». &i T. A.
J. C. Gault,
(ien. Manager,
Cincinnati. O.
J)H. II. G. WHARTON
Offers Ilia nrofessiolial services to the
people of Port Gibson and vicinity. Of*
lice next door to li s leaidence.
Pour Gibson. Feb. 16, 1888.
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DR. Z*. A. SMITH,
Resident Dentist,
Offers Ilia nmfcMloiinl sei vices to Hie
public Office over Goepi Ps
Pour Giiison .Ian 6
|l.v
Evon Barber
ATTOnNE Y-AT-LAiV.
■\\. T II.L PRACTICE IN THE COl RTS OF
vv ('UtlMtriic and adjoiotag eouullcs ; also
tu Ilif SiiprciiK' and Ki dersl courts st .Tscksoti.
Spi-eUl at tent In« lo'coUcrtlon of claim«. ~'
* liiu upsuiira over Wwwiti**« barber shop.
Pl.lt (iitiNHi, Sept, in, 'St*. __
Ot
J\ IB. ASKEW,
DENTIT,
STOWERS' NEW BUILDING,
VICKsHL'HO, Mid*.
UK. E. U. BOBBINS, 1). D. S. t
1 Saltimot'o College,
DENIAL .SURGEON,
MISSISSIPPI
» ICKSBVJtO,
BARBER SHOP,
II. WASSKM, Proprietor,
•Iff**,
I* r# Hibson,
Hair Catting and Shaving done with
neatness and di«patch.
C. A. FRENCH.
K It. STILBS.
Stiles & French,
A TTOUNBY8-A T-LA IP,
Cffc in the Person Building
Opposite the Whecless House.
Jnn. SI, ISM.
W. H. SMITH,
Mulberry Street, Vicksburg,
COTTON FACTOR
CONSIGNMENTS SOLICITED.
Liberal Advances
Sxtra Fins.
Open kettle molasses. -
Very choice California prunes.
All kinds sugar, very low.
Borne very nice cheap pantaloons.
at Wharton's.
it stands at the head of all
Southern
(Jreat Tiines-Deniocrat of
New Orleans, La.—Daily and
Weekly. It has the largest
circulation.
I AKDKRTtl'9 Hr '«ta» JVed* «t
J 1 KK RICHARDSON A CO.
newRpapers. Tho
wlmlnw I*.
Do not suffer Ignorance in your fa.ni
ly. when you can subscribe to that
Great Educator, the Modern newspa
per. The Times-Democrat is the bu*t.
It So* the largest circulation.
W AellUl'RN aid M««i hath Wire.
i,r. Li.K RICHARDSON à CO
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. fTTr - —J lto»-Dwwoerat. of New Or.
«•«t'Vfrade n '* the newspapers pub
lished In the South—l)*ii y iinii
Wsvkljr. Jt ku 0,4 largest rtrentation
lllildl lu,
T 7 "iclrsTo*a.rgr, ^uCississippI,
-WHOL1SAL1 AND RETAIL DEALER IN
Foreign and Domestic Drugs
MIXED PAIITS FROM PIVT8 TO GALLOIS,
White lead, boiled aud raw linseed oil, lard oil, ueatsfoot oil, turpentine
and all kinds of lubricating oils. Window glass all sizes cut to order.
20 Barrels Putty. 50 Bibs. Lamp Black.
INCORPORATED 1Î84.
JOHN . HALPIN Manag'.
JOHN F. HALPIN CQ
'^77'li.olesa.le G-rocsrs,
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Ros. 117 and 120 Bilberry Street, Vicksburg, Miss,
-HEADQUARTERS roR
Flour, Meat, Hay, Corn, Oats and Bran. Alabama Lime, Portland and
Hosed ale Cement'a specialty.
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A Good Idea.
It is suggested that newspapers
should be printed ia white letters on
black paper, tastend of « bite paper
printed iu black letters as now. The
change is one lo bo desired, as white
letter», on a bleck grmiud possess greni
er contrast and distinctness, and are
consequently easier ©n the eyes. The
cliauge will give at first nu odd a|i
pcarniu-e lo priuted matter, but flic
merit of it will eventually result in its
general adoption, aud iu time the
black letter will be ns rare as the
while letter now Is. Bipn painters re
cognize the superiority of the white
letters, as is evidenced by the numer
ous white loitered signs now to be
seen on the streets aud in the shops.
The change would he comparatively in
cxpensive, ami as black is chca|>cr than
white paper, a saving could he effect
ed. With our newspapers thus priuted,
reading on cars aud in dimly lighted
place« would be not >uly practicable
but easy .—Anaconda Standard.
The Doctor's Fee.
Dr. Pyll, you havo earned my
lasting gratitude. Without your
skillful, untiring care I should nev
er have recovered. We artnudebtJ
ed to you, O so deeply !
The beautiful young convalescent,
pale hut never more lovely, was sit
ting up for the first time. She lean
ed hack in her easy chair and looked
with ardent gratitude at the young
physician .vho had called to make
tiis last professional visit.
Don't speak of it in that wav,
s Winnie," he replied. "In
your happy recovery I feel more
than repaid for the exercise of my
highest skill.
"But," repined Winnie, with a
gay smile ; "there must bo a fee
besides, and you need not fear t >
make it a large one.
The young physician moved for
ward on his chair.
I fear if I should include in my
bill one item that—that occurs to
me,Mias Winnie,it would Ik? thought
exorbitant," he said, with a voice
that trembled and a chin that show
ed a singular tendency to wabble
"I hardly think it possible, doc
tor," she said, "that you can ask
too great a compensation for your "
"Winnie Greenup!''exclaimed the
young man, hoarsely, "talk not to
nie of fees ! 1 want something in
finitely more valuable thau sordid
dollars and cents.
»de, may I ask your father—
"Certainly, Dr. Pyll," said Miss
Greenup, haughtily. "Papa is -the
one to present the accounts to, of
course. He always settles the bills.
Good morning, sir.
In his office down town a few
minutes later young Dr. Pyll »fight
have been seen making out, with a
most determined expression of coun
tenance, a doctor bill that will
simply paralyze papa Greenup when
he sees it.— Chicago Tribune.
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Tr.-gress of Religious Liberality.
What little concern people have now
adays about creeds and doctrines and j
dogmas ! IIow many in-mibers of
< hrietiau churrho- ! n v. what is meant
by Calvinism, Arodaiauiatn.old-school I
t
and ucw-school, election, original sin,
total depravity, regeneration aud iree
agency ?
lu the days of Calvin and Luther
and John Knox these things wero dis
cussed in every household with as
much vigor an 1 earnestness as we dis
cuss politics uovv. Everybody i.a:l a
fdth aud could defend it—yes, die for
it. But now we join a church because
our fathers did. We like the forms ot
worship that wo were brought up in.
The failli is not the thing. A Preshy
tcriau man marries a Methodist girl
and slio quits her church aud goes to
his without the slightest sacrifice of
failli or conscience,and she does right.
While she was a Methodist site was
supposed to believe in failing from
grace. When she became a Presbyte
rian she was supposed to believe the
contrary. But tho fact is she didu't
believe anything about it. She cared
potliing about it, but she did care for
and did believe ai) that was necessary.
"Ye believe in God—believe also iu
me," was creed enough. Love God and
love your neighbor was duty enough.
A creed can be nursed into fanaticism,
but love to God nod love to mau cuu
not .—Bill Arp in Bome and Farm.
Honesty Rewarded.
Borne time ago a wealthy man died
iu Brussels leaving nearly his whole
fortune to a young woman who was
entirely unacquainted with him. This
is how it came to pass : He was a very
eccentric man, and set out, like Dioge
nes, in search of an honest "man. In
an omnibus he took his^eat every day
near the conductor, and was very
obliging in passing up the money of
passengers aud returning tho change ;
but to the latter he always managed lo
add a franc or a half-franc. Then he
would watch those to whom it came.
They would count it carefully, 'notice
the extra coiu, aud invariably slip it
into their pockets. No one thought of
the poor conductor, whose meagre sal
ary of three francs a day could ill sup
port such a loss. But at last a youug
wornau passed hers back with "Con
ductor, you have given me haft a franc
too much." Diogenes, delighted, fol
lowed her home, made inquiries, and,
as the answers wero satisfactory, made
his will in her favor, though ho never
gave her warning that lier half-franc
was going to bring her baft a million.
j
Republican Gerrymandering.
This disfranchisement of Democrats
iu Ma*M&chu»etts is almost as bad as it
is in Iowa. In the former state the
Democrats polled 160,719 votes, while
the Republicans polled 178.811 votes,
and yet the Republicans have leu rep
resentatives in the present bouse, and
the Democrats have ouly two. It
takes 76,000 votes in Massachusetts to
elect a Democrat to congress, and re
quires only 17,881 votes to elect a lte
publicau. The empty talk about dis
franchisement of the negroes in the
j south falls flat before these official fig
ures .—Sioux City Tribune.
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LESmCUARCWNACO.
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Devil's Lake, North Dakota
Devil'« lake is a body ot brackish
water of uncertain size, according to
the weather, hot covering about 200
square miles'on an average, and having
an outlet by a marshy stream to tho
Cheyenne rlvor only in wet seasons.
Though the water is too salt for a
stranger U> drink, yet it abounded with
ilah in its natural state; and even now
in the dead of winter one may see
groups of wiry old squaws ou the ice
(four feet thick) working the dip seine
and bringing out at each haul two or
throe pickerel. These freeze solid in a
few minutes, after which they are
handled liko stones. To see the poor
old creatures kneeling on the margin
of tho holes they have cut through the
ice, and with one arm, bare nearly to
the shoulder, thrust under the edge of
the ice to spread the seine—the ther
mometer -from zero to 30 below—is a
novel sight to the tourist.
The lake in oue place is almost cut
iu two by a sort of peninsula, with a
spoon-shaped extremity running out
into the lake; and there the Indians
in old times used to make their great
buffalo drive. Stampeded by mounted
men, the animals fled to the lake and
wore gradually concentrated on this
|H!iiinsula ; the hunters then advanced
by boat or along the land and shot
them down at leisure. At length the
white mâmbroke in; the great Turtle
mountain bufTnio -raids began ; for
seventy miles iu a line the prairie the
next summer was a Golgotha—whiten
ed with buffulo skeletons—and old set
tlers still tell of the "big money" made
by gathering their bones. In five short
years every buflalo was gone, and the
Indians had to starve, light or emi
grate. They fought and wero whip
ped ; part emigrated, and the rest are
star v i ug.— Clarion-Ledger.
Character Revealed by the Countenance
A gentleman who tins made a study
of photography asserts that its chief
iutcresl to him lies iu the uuconscious
revelation of character in a photo
graphed face. "If a mau hare any
noble or mean trait latcut iu his na
ture, uukuown to the world, it conies'!
out in his photograph."
This oulv illustrate* a truth that is
as oid as mankind : that,as the years go
by, the character of a mau writes itself
indelibly upon his face.
Not ouly the actions, whether tneati
or noble, but the secret thoughts which
are never put into deeds—tho sensual
imagination, the cruel purpose, the
lofty hope, the kiud feeling, all these
record themselves upon the features.
The sin which we welcomed as a
pleasant guest iu youth may be hate
ful to us In middle age, but we can
never again make it a stranger to us.
Some look or mark iu our faces be
trays to a keen observer that wo were
once familiar with iL
How many men have rushed from
one occupation to another, from home
lo home, from country to country, to
escape some vice or habit which had
grown loathsome to them ! Alas, they
could not travel away from them
selves. It is in youth that we must
shut the door if we would keep that
iuuer chamber uudefiled.— Youth's
Companion.
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Cso. S. Dodds for Congrr.s.
We aunounce to-day Hon. George S.
Dodds of Copiah as a candidate for
congress for tho seventh district, sub
ject to the action ot the democratic dis
trict convention. Mr. Dodds is well
known to the people of the district. He
has represented this county in both
branches of tho legislature,taking high
rank in the senate, bciug chairman of
the judiciary committee. Ilewas found
to be a safe counselor, a clear thinker,
and a safe man under any emergency.
If chosen to repi esent the people in
congress, lie will do so in an able man
ner. Mr. Dodds is recognized as be
ing among tho ablest lawyers in the
state, and though a young man, is the
peer of any.
We commend him to the people of
this district as beiug high-toned and
honorable, as an affable,«greeablo man,
and fully qualified to represent them
in a way that will do credit to himself
and honor to them .—Copiah Signal.
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Walked Across the River in a Settle.
As a syrup maker was preparing for
work among the maples he became a
ware that Indians were stealing upon
him and were already in possession of
his canoe. Whatever was to be done
had to be done quickly, aud frontier
wit was equal to the emergency.
Snatching up his deep kettle he invert
ed it over his head and boldly waded
into the river. The inverted kettle
acted, of course, as a diving bell, aud
with hkUtoad iu this air chamber he
walked .Yro»» the river, which in the
middle was many feet over his head,
to the jp»*er «mueaient of the Indians.
—PhJLddphia Times.
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The Moat Worthless Part of the World.
Oar few woeks' cruise leads me to
believe that Labrador is the most worth
less part of the wholo world. It is
scarcely worth visiting even as a cu
riosity in sterility and desolation. In
the 1,000 miles of coast tho total num
ber of resident humau beings will not
exceed 6,000 souls. The peninsula has
an area of 160,000,000 acres; and just
one human beingto about 27,000 acres.
That there aro 100 acres capable of
cultivation within this mighty expanse
has bceu disproved by the efforts of
Jcsnits and other missionaries, and by
all settlers who have been lured upon
these shores to starve. It is possible
that during two or three months of
the summer, 40,000 fishermen may be
found off Labrador.
They have no interest here whatev
er, save to come and grab and go.
There are not enough standing trees
in Labrador available for building tim
ber to pay for lighting fire iu a single
saw mill. All the frantic efforts ot the
government to discover mineral de
posits have beeu unavailing.
What then does Labrador possess ?
An unmeasured reach of stone aud ice,
covered here and there with moss; oc
casionally patches of stunted spruce ;
offener for hundreds of miles scarred
and blackened by burned spruce
stumps, between which flinty rocks
project like cruel spears ; with impas
sable rivers plowing in ungovernable
torrents through hideous gorges; 4000
whiles utterly uuable to leave their
prisonment or better their cckul
living half the year like beasts,aid the
other half little better ; 2000 Iff lians
subsisting on salt fish and raw, with
occasionally a bit of musty flout' or
meal; 3000 or 4000 Esquimaux do^s; a2J?
number of wolvoa, seals and fish. Any
laud so God-forsaken that the govern
ment possessing it can not survey it or
procure any form of statistics b a ver
itable cast-away indeed. From t ^e loss
in commercial expeditions, a< d the
wreckage of vessels along the oasts,
since Labrador was discover it, it
would be a safe calculation that . >r ev
ery dollar in value of fish or fur secur
ed for the past four huudred yea^s, an
equal or greator actual loss by Some
body has been sustained. And when
the additional frightful loss of lit« lias
been taken into account, the inexpres
sible worthlessness of tho entire peu
iu8ula may bo to some extent Mjw*o|v
cd.— Cor. Springfield llepubliealM
The Stump Orator.
Given a general insiucerity of »nind
for several generations, you wtlUeer
tainly find the Talker established in
the place of houor; and the Doer,
hidden in the obscure crowd, with
activity lamed, or working sorrow fol
ly forward on paths unworthy offidm.
All men are devoutly prostrate
shipping the eloquent talker; au
man knows what a scandalous idol
he is.
Probably there is not in natui p a
more distracted phantasm thau y our
commonplace eloquent speaker, at he
is found on platforms, in parliaments,
on Kentucky stumps, at tavern din
ners, in windy, empty, insiuccre ti( jes
like ours.
The "excellent stump orator," asqur
admiring Yankee friends define
—he who iu any set of circumsta
can start forth, mount upon his stunhp,
place iu parliament or other
elevation, and pour forth bis "excellent
speech" in such manner as poor win^ly
mortals round him shall cry "bravb"
to,—he is not an artist 1 can much ad
mire, as matters go ! Alas, he is In
general merely the windiest mortal i>f
them ail; aud is admired for being
so into the bargain. Not - a wind y
blockhead there who kept silent but a
better off than this excellent stump oi .
ator. For this reason, were there n »
other: the silent one suspects, perhaps
partly admits, that he is a kind o\f
blockhead; from which salutary selfl
knowledge the stump orator is dal
barred.— Carlyle.
dit ion,
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A* Appropritw Gift t: Gon^rssiam.
"Put those in the member's box
es," said an old man, staggering up
to the window «.! the House post
office the other day with an im mens«
bundle of pamphlets. "Put a boolq
in every box. Be sure you don't
miss any.
W bat are they? asked the
young manat the window. "We
«n't take it unit«, it is «»»thing
that the members «re likely to
wa nt."
"Wan't? Why, man, they must
have it. Just let me tell you
it is.'' He leaned forward -'and
whispered something in th*r younglf
man's ear and then stepped back.
"Yes, sir, the brain \ It is a trén-|j
tise on the development ol the
brain. Why, man, the reputation
of the nation depends on their hav-1
ing it at once !"
The clerk tapped his forehead
wijjr Ins finger and laid the bundle
|*»tde tor distribution.— Washington
Under a Lion's Paw.
Lawrence J. Raymond, a trapper of
AfVican wild beasts, lately said to a re
porter of the Cincinnati Enquirer:
"There are plenty of instances where
meU'bave been'seized by lions and
havo lived to relate the particulars. I
had been out late one afternoon with
some of the natives to prepare a bait
in a rocky ravine. Wc had built a
stout pen of rocks and logs and placed
a calf as a bait.. We started for camp,
and no one bad the least suspicion of
the presence of danger until a lion,
which had been crouched boshlo a
bush, sprang oat and knocked me
down.
"I can say without conceit that I was
fairly cool. It had come so suddenly
that I had not had time to get uervous.
Had I moved my arm for my pistol
tho beast would have lowered his bead
and seized ray throat. Bo long as I lay
quiet he would reason that I was dead
aud give his attention to tho natives.
"All of a sudden I balked out like a
dog, followed by a growl, and that
beast lumped twenty feet in ids sur
prise. He came down between me
and tho natives and I turned enough
to see that his tail was down aud he
was scared. I uttered more barks and
growls, but without^moviug a hand,
and after making a circle dear around
me the lion suddenly boltinl aud went
off with a scare that would last him a
week."
A Preacher Thunders Against Dancing
Dr.McCov of the Alabama Christian
Advocate, in the last issue of that pa-
per, denouuccd the "kermesa," shortly
to bo given in Birmingham, sayiug:
"The rigors of Lenten piety havo about
sulsiided, and the next thing in order
now'll tfetî^kennesH," a sort of inter-
national dance, with iOl of the most
infamous and degrading îeiftaPOS •■Of
tho modern german attached. Buch
things are bad enough when carried
on by the meu and women of the
world, but when inaugurated and pa-
tronized by a so-called church.it is a
positive disgrace to the name ofC'hra-
tiauity. A church that will do such
things for the purpose of making mon-
ey is rotten at the very core, and
ought to be stamped out of existence
by the aroused righteous iudiguatiou
of au outraged public. These state-
ments of conviction are of a general
nature, but are intended to apply to
any church that will attempt to run a
dancing hall In the name of the Lord
Jesus Christ." This statement was ou
the 7th, at Birmingham, indorsed by
the union* preachers' meeting. The
matter has created quite a sensation.—
Mobile licgister.
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Tbs 9 gntle Dragsa Tree.
Tho most gigantic specimen of the
famous dragon tree ot the Canary Is
lands still stands, but dead as a mum
my, near Oratava, on the island of
Tcneriffc. This monster has boon ful
ly described by hundreds of globe
ton rists duriug tho past fifty years.
Borne of these writers have set it down
as rivaling in age the pyramids of K
gypt and tho burial mounds of the
Mississippi valley.
Measurements, taken at the begin
ning of the fifteenth century, 400 years
before Humboldt's visit, show that the
tree did not perceptibly increase in
size during the intervening centuries.
How long must have been the time
required, if Tour centuries of vigorous
growth did not add one foot to the gi
nut's circumference, for it to hsve
grown to a Titan 45 feet iu circumfer
ence?
No wonder that the great Humboldt
did not even make provision for a
doubt when ho calmly says: "I would
consider It at least 10,000 years old."
— Ex.
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Spotted Fever In Eentncfy
Moroanfiki.d, Ky., April 12—
Spotted fever has broken out in Un
ion county, and the wildest excite
ment prevails. It made its appear
ance a few days ago, and over a
score of children have been attack
ed, in each taise fatally. The dis
ease is identical with that which
last summer carried off two hundred
and fifty victims in Webster coun
ty. The disease runs Its course in tbir
ty-aix boors. Its approach is herald
ed by pain at the base of tho brain, a
burning fever follow's, tbo tongue
unconsciousness and death fol
, \ .. v j v _
l0 "'' ^n.r ,1.. h .he body Won;«.
»l»tted with yellow .plotebc*,lhe limb.
swell and the whole body turns black.
Peoplo are fleeing with all haste. Kv
thing is sacrificed in order to geta
Kvay. The schools arc closed and the
cw physicians are almost exhausted
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from overwork. The disease does not
jhppear to be infections and so far tbe
■irmly in which mors than one case
Appeared are tbe exception, but every
body believes that those who remain
Hll be stricken,
The Burning Suffrage Question,
flic Memphis Commercial lately
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published an interview with Rev.
Dr. Oambrell of Meridian, in which
that gentleman expressed himself
clearly and forcibly in regard to the
advisability of restricting the right
of suffrage. We qu >te :
"The chief work ot the conven
tion should he'toprovide for white or
intelligent supremacy hy righteous
and legal methods. Thu Africaniz
ing of the state cannot be tolerated,
unless the white people leave it.
And just as true is it tnat we cannot
continue our present election meth
ods. They are wrong in principle
and ruinous in results. They de
bauch tho mauhood of the state and
compromise us before the world. I
am, therefore, without reserve, in
favor of limiting the suffrage, first,
because it Is right per se ; and sec
ond, because it will greatly
the solution of our main trouble. I
would limit tho suffrage, first, by a
tax receipt, placing the poll-tax at
$4 or r>, ami letting every dollar of
it go to the public school fund: and
second, by an educational qualifica
tion, using the Australian system as
a test. I have seen various object
ions to this, hut none of them scent
to rest on any rock'bottom of com
mon sense and right. Representa
tive government must rest on two
pillars— intelligence and virtue.
The illiterate are an element of
weakness to any government of the
people. They must be carried by
the intelligent, and in Mississippi
the load is greater than can l>e car
ried with safety. The voting age ia
fixed at 21, because, in the judg
ment of ruunkind, that is the age at
which the youth has gained intelli
gence sufficient to wisely exercise
this highest privilege of the citizen.
Now. I favor the extension of this
essential principle to the whole vof
ing paMilstion. The American bal
lot .Huld represent the individual
i<lA ut enlightened^ by
tio^^cessiblc to all through tho
r^Ê ng press.
is said that this will cut off
scveiaHfctusand good white men,
f dtjm ao ldiera. This is
l. notSÄfckL». These men
aid in
informa«

and some o
sentimental;
must trust their feUnw-cilî)
everything else; why not in
They do not known that the tic
they put in the box are not ci
tickets. It is known that illitf
voters arc often made to vote el
ly contrary to what they supl
The intelligent really dont. th<l
ing any way. Why not drol
sham ? As it is, the demagl
who*is willing to pander to thJ
j 'dices of the illiterate, has 1
dr ds of votes against tho one I
lor the straight-forward man. I
As to the old soldiers, tlnfl
patriotic tnen, as a rule, and, ■
ia in
- o
..
question were put to them wl|
they would forego Ihe privile
voting for the benefit ot the
they would say yea. But,tiny
it is monstrous statesmanshi)
would jeopardize the whole a!
preserve a privilege to a elans
that class, oonfWHiedly, cannot
ly use the privilege. The cl
turn should look at the aubstl
things, ami be brave enough
right. Ballot reform is the 8ti|
issue before us, and wo ougl
to play at it, but adopt gi-nuii
forinjneMura*.
JftHiK cowan's PI.A.V.
Judgo Warren Cowan publ
in the Jackson Common trea I Ik
• >
ter on the suffrage question. Hi
proposes this plan :
Let the convention pmvide.H
addition to those now entitledH
vote, that every woman, who i>fl
citizen ot the state, who can rtl
nnd write and owns lorty acres 1
land in the country, or *. r KiO wo! I
of real estate in a city or town, al
who is not disqualified hy law, L*
reason of any crime or misdemear
or, shall have the right to vote «
any election. It will be seen at
glance that this, would secure whit
The number of whit
a .
supremacy,
women Unis enfranchised wouhll
largely exceed the number of color-B
ed women, and tho negro majority I
of the male voters combined. Ix'tl
tho convention then provide for an |
electoral college composed«»! elec
tors, equal to the number of tho
members of the house of represen- 4
tatives, who shall meet when elect
ed and elect all of tho state, con
gressional and district officers, ju
dicial and executive, and the race
problem will be solved, and there
will be no reason why we should not
have honest elections. Titerc is
nothing in this to cmiilict with any
amendment os any part of the con
stitution of the United States.
'•If any reason can be offered why
ignorant, besotted, prejudice«!,
immoral, worthiest» negro man
should vote, and a refined, educat
ed white woman, who owns proper
ty, pay «taxes and perforins all the
duties of her citizenship should pot
vote, I would like vury much to
hear it.
.in
» '
A large part of soutltern Asia is
being ovet run by field-mice. There
untie*** millions of the little
pests, which are destroying grow
ing crop* OR well a* gathered grain.
Hundreds of dogs have been eaten
by them The mice uwini rivers
and climb mountains, und it seem*
impossible either
them or to check their progress.
arc GU
to ex term mute

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