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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 .
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
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. '
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
By Gen. Gibbon, at the Exercises
at West PolntFitz John Porter
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
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
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
Mr. J. E. Randolph Resigns the Su
perintendence of the Compress
Dick Hudson Convicted of Murder.
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
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."

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