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DAILY AND WEEKLY. Bf to Vtekstmnt Printing ana Publishln Co T1BM3 OF SUBSCRIPTION. DAILY, KT MAU Pie Ymu-.... I- i Motrins..... DO dh1 MouUiS.... ........ ........ ........ .. . 50 KMita ., loo i Cunt per Year. 10 00 x Months 1 00 lure Months IK WEEKLY. rTew 2 00 lUX MoaUu 1 00 Cl Bate to Agents for Weekly. Ire Osies per jeu, pottage pud, each.. 1 75 10 Copies or more, postage paid, cacti 1 M liAn extra eopr will be sent to Uie getter oi a ciuo oi iweiye. Executive Committee Meeting. The members of the Executive Com xnittee ot the Democratic party of the Third Congressional District are here by called to meet in Greenville, on Monday, June 14th inst. The especial object of said meeting is to issue a call for a convention of said party to nominate a candidate for Congress lor the ensuing election. The following are the members of said committee: Tonlca-B. F. Abbey, R. C. Erwln. . Coaboma-J. W. Cuirer. U. A. Scott. Quitman L. Mark. J. 8. T. Grubbs. BoUvar-James F. Btokes, F. M. Acre. , Whington-LeBoy l'ercy, M. K, Johnson. tiuullower John James, . Leflore J. M.LiddelL J.B. Humphreys. Issaquena S. U. Duncan, W. 8. Anderson. Hharkey R K. Moore, W. B. Barnard. Warren-P. M. Andrews, Patrick Henry . W. A. PERCY, Chairman of Committee. I. 8. McNkily, Secretary. fapers In the District please publish. Even the Democrats of Rhode Island are going to celebrate a victory won In the city ofWoonsocket. The commencement exercises of Tort Gibson Female College begun yesterday and close Monday. Bishop C B. Galloway preaches the annual sermon on Sunday. The Democratic leaders regard the Congressional elections this Fall as of the utmost Importance. They expect Democrats to carry every District Where it can possibly be done. Does the Yicksburg Waterworks Company propose to build this year or sot? That is a question of considera ble interest to our citizens for water works are badly needed. The payment of the street tax is proceeding very slowly. Only about eight or ten have paid so far. As this is a prerequisite of voting in city elec tions, no good citizen should neglect to do it. There is a good chance to pass the Yellow Fever Commission bill this session. It certainly should pass as the result of the investigation may prove very valuable and in no event can it do harm. There was an election in Oregon Thursday for State officers and Con gressmen. The Democrats carried the State and will control it for the next four years anyway. It is pretty safe to put Oregon down for the next Dem ocratic Presidential candidate. Jos. McCullough, of the Globe Democrat, says that they are try ing to stop liquor selling In Texas. Upon a prominent citizen hearing of it, he remarked that "just so they didn't stop horse stealing, be didn't care." Texas has been attacked by the Prohibitionists. We shall watch Texas as the old gentleman did tbe North Star when the Stars were falling. It Texas tumbles, we shall feel that the other States had just as well adopt the cold water and drugstore plan at once. The Oxford Falcon is reliably in formed that Chalmers is a candidate for Congress in the Second District, lie stands just about as much chance as Simrall does in this District. His chance may be a little better on ac count of the Post supporting Simrall in its way. . Is the Prohibition movement in this county dying since it was discover ed that it afforded no stepping stone to Congress? It is somewhat importa-l to know whether it was an earnest movement for the principle or only a political scheme. We respectfully request the mail agents between here and Natchez on te Mississippi River, and above here on the River, to attend to their duties. Such information reaches us that we know they are not doing it now. If they do not do it in tbe future we shall appeal to the proper authorities at Washington, and back up the appeal with charges and proof. Arkansas has an agricultural or ganization called the "State Wheel." It recently held a convention at Little Rock and developed into a political concern. It nominated a State ticket, headed by John G. Fletcher for Governor. Several of the "Wheels" withdrew when they discovered the purj' Kig was to antagonize the Dem ean, o ja-ty. ' SO MOLEST. There is a little evening paper in Yicksburg. It is supported in the city by readers who want to know the few local news items that it gathers by noon, from a sense of city pride at having two papers, and considerably from charity. It is Republican in politics, Prohibition once a week for money, and more revengeful than one of Geronlmo's band of Indians. Modesty has never seriously retarded the little sheet in its peculiar career, and it does not hesitate to presume that it cin deceive all into whose hands it may fall. Democrats have liberally over looked its cowardly assaults, and to day it could not draw the breath of life, but for the magnanimous support of the people, whose support it has no right to expect. If the sale of its space did a gross outrage to its best patrons, it would still continue to sell, as long as money was to be made by it. In 1884 the Democratic party of this District was thoroughly re-organized and disciplined, and a glorious, valuable victory was the result. No man, we care not whether he lives in the North or South, can deny that the portions of the population who ought to rule the communities, the counties, and tbe District, are rultog them. No man cm deny that the union and discipline of the property owners and intelligent people are of great value, not only to them, but to those too ignorant to rule themselves. No man can deny that we have one of the ablest and most influential mem bers of Congress. No one can show the slightest necessity of a change from an experienced, able and influen tial member, to a new member. No one can deny that a division of the Demo cratic party, sufficient to defeat its candidate would be demoralizing and injurious in the extreme to the mate rial interests of the Delta. Still the evening paper referred to, in the pursuit of its malice and re venge, demands the surrender of the people who own the District, to any candidate it may be able to drum out of the bushes of ob scurity. In its blind hate it ignores the advice of men who tower up among national statesmen. It would level all before a united mass of ignorant votes, because Gen. Cach ings recommended a self-made, capa ble, honest, industrious man for Post master of Yicksburg, The adder stings in the heel, the panther springs on the back of its victim, the assassin stabs in the dark. This thing has the glaring effrontry to attempt the deception and betrayal of the intelli gent citizens of one of the richest Con gressional Districts in the South, and seeks to yoke its trevenge to a whole people, who have only cause for grati tude. A FEEBLE COMBINATION. Judge Simrall says it is too early to announce himself for Congress, but that he will do so after awhile, and then proceeds to give his views. His declaration of purpose seems to be guarded, so as to leave room for grace ful withdrawal, in case he sees tbe baker's dozen, who influenced him to become a candidate, have no power to aid him, or he sees that he is only used for a purpose, which will be made ap parent later in the campaign. The Judge is squarely In opposition to the Democratic party, without any assurance that the Republican party will support him. Indeed he does not say that he is a candidate subject to the action of any party. He is st Hid ing with a very few crude and inexpe rienced politicians on his "views," and the objt ct of the few backing him, is not bo much to elect him, as to revenge themselves on Catchings. When the Republican Executive. Committee meets and takes action, it may submit to the action taken by the very few persons referred to, or it may not. If it should not.it would leave the Judge with only the support of the Post, and that peculiar paper has a very peculiar way of supporting people at times It might support bimrall as it did Cleveland, or as it has done the Democratic party, by stabbing, slandering, insinuating and misrepresenting. Judge Simrall wants to go to Con gress; the Post and the very few crude, inexperienced fellows want to revenge themselves on Catchings. It is very plain that the development of the campaign may divide the feeble combination, for the Judge's few supporters may think they can aid in defeating Catchings in some more effectual way than by sup porting a man who has not, and will not have, the support of either the Republican or Democratic party. It looks very much as if the Judge is being used, without his knowledge, j Sappose, for instance, the Republican i party should take "it into its head to ) make a nomination, tbe Judge would find it very convenient to retreat over the bridge he was careful not to burn, ia making his purposes known to the interviewer. It is very certain the Republican party of the District will not be controlled or advised by kickers or bolters from the Democratic party. Boll, square party men will only countenance deser ters as followers. WORRIED. The Post is very much worried be Ciuse the Commercial Herald ad vised the Republkin party in 1884, that if they would nominate Jeffords he would have no opposition. If the Post would reflect a moment it would not oe worried. It is not to relieve its worry, however, that we Inform it why we told tbe Republican party that Jef fords wouli have no opposition, if hi party re-nominated him. It is to pre vent its repeated insinuations, that we had some sort of bargain or deal with Jeffords from having any effect. The reason we in formed the Republican party that Jef fords would not be opposed, was be cause in so doing, we voiced the best and almost the universal sentiment of the Democratic party. Col. Percy and all his followers were in accord with us, and the matter was discussed and fully understood between the Green ville Times and Vicksburg Commer cial Herald. The Greenville Times then as now, fully concurred with us about the Congressional race in this District. There was not the slightest under standing between Jeffords and the ed itor of the Commercial Herald about the postoffice or any other office, and we trust tae insinuation even, will not be repeated. We are quite sure Judge Jef fords had no understanding with any Democrat, beyond a promise that he would do the very best he could for the material interests of the Delta. The Evening Post asks why the policy of the Democratic party in the District should be changed. It says "if the best and almost universal sen timent of the Demoeratic party was opposed to a nomination in 1884, why should the party make a nomination in 1886, provided a reputable and able Republican candidate is in the field?'' The situation is entirely different now, and no one knows it better than the Post. General Catchings was elected solely on the Delta in terests and having secured a powerful committee position, and displayed great zeal and tact, he is en titled to precisely the concession from the Republicans now the Democrats freely offered Judge Jeffords in 1884. We are sure the intelligent colored peo ple of the District understand the sit uation, and will aid the Democrats to defeat any candidate who attempts to ignore both parties. The telegraphic correspondent of tbe New Orleans Times-Democrat gives the following information about the local option election in Adams county: "The election passed quietly. At the last moment the Prohibitionists lacked energy. No working was done at the polls for their side. Some places were even unproviled with tickets on time. Great negligence was shown in their management. Anything like a canvass, with work at the polls,would probably have carried the county for Prohibi tion. Even the W. C. T. U. was de ceived to the extent that they relied on the Men's Prohibition Union man aging all the election business, and only when it was too lite did they know otherwise. Thislit down of the Prohibition Union made their effort a failure, and the result is that Adams county has gone overwhelmingly for whisky." Country persons visiting the city will find a treasure in the Woman's Exchagne in the way of a restaurant and lunch-room. The ladies will find all the conveniences of home, and will secure the best dinner or lunch served in the most appetizing and cleanly style, at prices astonishingly low. In deed we think the ladies in charge have put the prices down too low. All persons visiting Yicksburg should go to the Woman's Exchange and see for themselves if what we say is not the truth. In patronizing the place a double good is done one gets the best at the lowest rates and aids deserving women and girls struggling to support themselves. Tee New Orleans Times comes out in the most appealing manner for a reduction of tlte charges on cotton. It admits they are so high that New Or leans is losing the business and says there can be no relief unless each in terest (union, it means, we suppose) shall consent to bear its portion of an equitable reduction. PLAIN TALK By Gen. Gibbon, at the Exercises at West PolntFitz John Porter Eulogyzed. West Point, N. Y., June 12 The graduation exercises were held here this morning. A large platform was erected in the grove in front of the library for the distinguished guests, the academy and military staff and their famiiles. About 1,000 otter spectators occupied chairs, stools and benches in front of the platform, and over all was stretched a huge awning. At 10 o'clock the battalion marched with elegant precision from the bar racks and took the places assigned them. Secretary Endicott occupied the seat of honor, with Generals Sheri dan and Merritt on either side. The academy and military staff sat on the right and the board of visitors on the left. The band played National airs, Chaplain Postlethwaite asked Divine blessing, and General Merritt intro duced Brig. Gen. Gibbon, who made tbe principal address. It abounded in recollections of his cadet life and the pranks he used to play. He never con sidered harmless professional dueling iojuiious. He referred to his class mates as he knew them here and again in after life: Said he: "Fancy, if you can, the scene. If a sorcerer had suddenly appeared and announced his intention of distributing before hand the prizes of the future to the then adets. Fancy him placing his hand on the shoulder of a Fitz John Porter, and saying "you will be the great military martyr of your age. After rising to the height and rank in tbe army by distiuguisbed gallant-y, you will be stricken down by a heart less calumny, dismissed in disgrace from the service and made to surfer years of agony and shame, but don't hang your bead, sir. Remember that truth is mighty and will prevail; that you live in a free and just country, and when the light of truth shall illuminate the page of history and show the true character of your actions and the vile means used to destroy you, your countrymen will do you justic, and remember, also, above all things, that one who is acquitted by the deliberate judgment of Grant and Schofieid, a Terry and a Getty, can well afford to stand up against the charges of any accuser. One cannot but be struck with the way in which the dice box of fate has denied all prognostications formed here." From Mayersvllle. Editor oi Vicksburg Commercial Herald. MAVEK8V1I.LK, June 11. This ha3 been a lively week in our thriving little town. Circuit court has been in session and it has caused a large gathering of litigant, attorney, witnesses and lookers-on. Among the attorneys in attendance were noticed the distinguished attorney general of the State, the Hon. T. Marshall Miller. You, of Warren, claim him yours, but we venture the assertion that in no place in Mississippi, has Marshall Mil ler more friends t the square mile than he has In Issaquena. The grey eagle of the valley was also here, the lion. W. A. Perey, of Washington ciunty. Mr. v. K. Ingersoll, a prominent attorney of your city, and a leading pi inter of Issaque na, was here also. Judge Winn, who presides, is giving immense satisfac t'on. lie is a tine looking gentleman, about forty years of age, and adminis ters the law with great ability. He presides with dignity and firmness, but is kind and considerate. Owhg to the long illnes of Judge Trimble, we have bad but l'ttle court in this county in the last two years. Our people, during this term of court, have not been as prompt to an swer service as they should be. His honor was forced to let some of trie more careless ones feel the ''strong arm ot the law, some of whom were fined the white $40, and the colored $10. Considerable amusement has been furnished. A member of the legal fra ternity in attendaace, it is said, at the suggestion ot a prominent attor ney of your section, who told the colored people that the reason the judge was so light on them was that he was a Republican, but Judge Winn requires no endorsement on that score, as his fealty to Demo cratic principles is beyond question. The judge took occasion to say that he conEilered the white peoples' intelli gence and ability to pay made their offence the greater. The crop prospect in .this section are not as promising as we would like, but hope they will improve as the sea son advances. Hon. E. 0. Mayer, our popular may or, is very attentive to our vi-itors and is tbe leading spirit in the city in ail that looks to the benefit of Mayersville. During this week youi correspon dent has met representative men from all parts of this county, and you can rest assured that Issaquena's vote will go for Gen. Catchings lor congress this iaii. jj, Collapse of a Building in St. Louis St. Louis, June 12. The four story boarding-house, on the corner of Ninth and Olive streets, collapsed this morning. The contractor, who was excavating a cellar in the lot adjoining t it the Odd Fellows new hall, dujr too far under its foundation, and the walls of the house showed some cracks last night, but it was considered entirely secure. About 7 o'clock a.m. two actresses, who were occupying a room on the third floor, noticed a trembling of the walls, which was followed by a loud cracking noise. Alarmed they stepped into the hall and had no sooner done so than tbe building fell with a crash, leaving, however, that portion of it where the hall was located intact. The actresses were not injured. To Randall St Co. Memphis Appeal. The two great political parties of the United States met in National Convention two years ago and united in the declaration and pledge to the people t'oat the existing tariff should be revised and tbe revenue reduced. Have these pledges been redeemed '( Tbe Republicans have utterly falsi lied their plighted faith by refusing to en tertain any -measures modifying the tariff laws. They have the power to fulfill their pledges, as there are more tban enough Democrats ready and anxious to aid in tariff reform. The Democrats have done little better, as they have proposed tariff revision and reform. There is much discon tent and unrest among the people. Both parties have protested their sol emn promises to the country, and hon est Republicans as well as Democrats will, in tones of thunder, condemn and denounce such deceit and downright treachery. The Democracy of Maine, which assembled ia State Convention at Bangor a week ago an noininat d a candidate for Governor, adopted a platform containing the following, whicb was unanimously passed. Resolved, That unnecessary taxation is unjust taxation; that the present op pressive war tariff, which produces nearly $100,000,000 surplus revenue, is unnecessary and therefore unjust; and that, inasmuch as the two great political parties of the country in their national platforms have pledged them selves so to modify it that it will pro duce no more revenue than may be needed for tbe necessary expenditures of government economically adminis tered, we demand that this Congress,' whicb has devoted six months of its labors and all its ingenuitjUo devising waj s and means to deplete tbe Treasury of its surplus millions, to the neglect of important legislation which tbe country needs and expects, shall, at its present session, keep faith win the people and make the promised reduc tions. Democrat yon who would basely and shamefully falsify your pledges to the people do you hear that? This resolution expresses the general senti ment of Democrats from Maine to Cal ifornia and from Ohio to Texas. No one is disappointed to see the Republi cins abandon their volunttry and pos it ve promise to the country, as they hope to profit ia future elections by continued tuilf agititon andbectuse taey favor the monopoly features and the inequalities ot tbe present .odious tariff. But better things were expect ed of Democrats, who have won the confidence of the people by fidelity to their pledges. How a Nebraska Granger Parted with His Money. Et. Louis tllobe-Democrat. Omaha, Neb., June 8. A very ptc mi ir suit involving the riuhts and ii,ibl i-s of banks and the sanity of men who uelieved in the use oi medi ums in communicating wito tbe spirit world, was dec i led by Judire Brewer ia the United States court to-lay. The case was lbi.t of the Anglo-Californiaa mnK against Joseph r. Ames, the latter a wealthy farmer livina near Blair, Neb. Four years ago he wect to California for his health going to the house of a Dr. McLellan for treatment. The doctor after a few weeks refused to go on with bis treat ment, whica was of the magnetic kind, unless civen a check for 2.000. This was given, and it was given so reaany ne aeterminea to strike again for a similar amount, but Ames refused to be bled further and the doctor resort ed to strategy, relying on his ability to work on Ames credulity. One day the patient was surprised to see bis medical adviser go into a trance. Ames' mind had been weakened by disease, and he listened witn amaze ment when McLellan opened up di rect communication with the spirits the saved, the lost and those suffering purgatorial agonies. "No one cin save you except myself," the medium said : "I am your sulvat on. I see a picture. Two men, one broken by disease, the other erect and vigorous. I stand between the two forms, which resemble you. I alone can make you whole." McLellan's face was fearful to be hold as he repeated these words, and his artifice and grimacs brought him another check for $2,000. After that, the seances were numerous, the doc tor's plan being to describe Ames' dead wife, and tell how she directed that her husband do numerous things in order to regain his health, not tbe least important of which was the payment of money to the medium and physician. The scenes were pathetic, and so worked on the feelings of Ames that he beaame decidedly deranged. When nearly $9,000 had been secured, friends intervened and payment of the last draft, for $1,800, was stopped at Blair. The draft had already been cashed by the Anglo-Calif ornian Bank and Mc Lellan had the money. The bank then brought suit to recover from Ames. Judge Brewer held that Ames was insane when he listened to McLelUn's ravings, and, therefore, unaccountable for his actions. Want the Police Punished. London, June 11 Mr. Hugh C. Childress, home secretary, replying in the house of commons this evening to Mr. Dobraln, conservative member for Belfast, who asked if the government would take steps to prosecute the police who shot down inhabitants of Belfast during the trouble of the last few days, stated that the government was not informed that there had been any misconduct on the part of the county police in Belfast. The secre tary said that the government had tbe fullest confidence in the Royal Irish constabulary and did not intend while the present disorders continues to remove them from Belfast and substi tute the military. Subscribe for the Commercial Herald FROM YAZOO CITY. Mr. J. E. Randolph Resigns the Su perintendence of the Compress Dick Hudson Convicted of Murder. Etc. Special to Commercial Herald. Yazoo City, June 10. Mr. J. E. Randolph has resigned th dency of the compress at this point. ma suucessur wm not De appointed for a time yt. Dick Hudson was convicted of mur der on yesterday before the circuit court, and will probably have to hang for the two murders of which he was clearly guilty. Have had one rain a day since Sat urday last, giving the farmers entirely too much rain fall for the good of the crops. Dick Hudson to Hang-Jim Foe Ge'fl Ninety-nine Years, Etc. Special to the Commercial Herald. Yazoo City. June 11. Dick Hud son, found guilty of murder, hangs on the 21st proximo. Jim Foe, for killing' his brother on the Payne place, goes to the penitentiary for ninety-nine, years. Several for minor offences are sent to the farm and jail. The circuit court will, in all probability, wind up and adjourn to morrow. Farmers report too much rain fall and the grass making headway. The weather is still unsettled. How John Robb Punished a Black guard for Insulting His Wife. Chicago Tribune: "One of those lit tle domestic episodes that serve as excellent warnings to men more ad venturous than discreet and more owardfy than either occurred at the Palmer House Monday morning. Mr. John Robb, the business manager of Gus Williams' Company, now playing at the Columbia, and his wite have been stopping at the hotel since tbe com pany reached town. Mrs. Robb is of prepossessing appearance. She was passing out of the hotel by the Mon roe street entrance Monday morning, and on being obsequiously bowed to by a strange man, fashionably attired, re turned the salutation, thinking it might possibly be an acquaintance whom she did not at the moment re cognize. Sae was passing on when the stranger pjaced himself directly in tront of her and delivered himself of an insulting remark-. Mrs. Robb turned aside indignantly, and the stranger 1 I t the hotel at a rapid gait, A byt inder who witaessed the affair, informed Mr. Eobb of the matter, and the angry hus band left the hotel on a run ia pursuit of his enemy, whom he overtook at the corner of Wabash avenue and Mon roe street. Mr. Robb is small but wiry, while his antagonist, it is said, towered above him. The irate put surer seized bis i tim firmly by the coat collar on I yt-hed, "You rascal ! you insult ;d my wife, and if you dou' get down on your knees and beg her pardon I'll kill you." At the same time he flourished an aggressive look ing pocet knife in uncomfortable proximity to the masher's fac. The latter cipitulated on demand, and pale, out reserved, marched back to the hotel with his captor, who escorted him to Mrs. llobb's room, wbere he knelt and humbly begged forgiveness. This done Mr. Robb allowed him to depart, however, it is said, slapping his face by way of farewell,. The el "gantly-attired stranger thereupon left with more speed than dignity, but succeeded in concealing his identity, no one who witnessed the affair ap pearing to know him. The drift cf the political tide in Vermont is plainly shown by the con muoication which one of the few an,: Edmunds Republican papers is cailed upon to print from a number of its pa-tron-i, who are Republicans of standing and itifluecce in tne region where it is printed. The St. Albans Messenger has made Itself conspicuous as the vir ulent opponent of Senator Edmunds' re-elect'on,and these subscribers of the paper now enter "a solemn protest" against its, criticisms. As to the es p cial ground of offense alleged against Mr. Edmunds, that he refused to work for Blaine, they say that "as a man, having sovereignty under his own hat,' he had a perfect right to do so," and that "hundreds are in the same ooat with the Senator." The appear ance of this protest marks the final collapse of the attempt on the part of the Blaine men to defeat Mr. Ed munds, because in 1884 he refused to say a word in Blaine's behalf, and, as they claim, bv his silence elected Cleve land. New York Evening Post. General J. H. Sharpe. Aberdeen Examiner. Gen. J. II. Sharps, of Lowndes, county, was In Auerueen a few hours on Saturday, and was welcomed by about three hundred voters of Monroe county, In the parlors of the Gordon House, who considered him as a prob able candidate for the Fiftieth Con gress from the First District. Among his visitors were many of "the boys" who served in the late unpleasantness in his cammand, who grasped his hand in the fervor of renewed friend ship, while his pleasant address won for him golden opinions from those who had not met him upon previous occasions. If he should become a candidate for Congress he will receive a warm support in this county. Gen. Roger A. Pryor, now a lead ing New York lawyer, was asked re, cently what difference he saw between the practice and knowledge of law in the North and the South. He replied that they read more law in the South in little country offices than the big lawyers in the large cities did, but, said he: "In this Northern region they have a very extraordinary power to as semble facts and overwhelm with evi dence in order to carry their cases. They do not argue upon the law points, but beat you with their witnesses and, their facts."