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t-.-r.i.i:ctkatt f-.it cj-va executive -
ifor.s of th ,.nat?, will hardly be coo-
tUsre-I at this session of the Senate.
IX Is stattJ that Clvfl Service Cora
E..iiOBer i.ugerwa u about to resign
e is said to be dbgusted with the
bypocrisy of the Randall factioa of the
Democratic party ia the House. Ran
daU and hit friends have done every
ttlog In their power to thwart civil
eervlce reform.
Senator Kenxa, of West Virginia,
who is chairman of the Democratic
Congressional Committee, has proven
to be an enthusiastic admirer of Preti
deut Cleveland, and makes the predic
tion that if he is renominated in 1388,
he will be elected by an overwhelming
Referring to the contest for Gov
ernor of Maine, the Bangor Commer
cial (Ind.) says : "As between J. R,
Bodwell (Rep.) the millionaire and
machine candidate, and Col. Edwards
thepliln farmer and modest veteran,
there ought to be no doubt as to which
the farmer and soldier will prefer."
The Chattanooga Times states that
a company has been formed in Nash
ville, with Dr. Wm. Morrow and ex
Governor Marks at its head, to erect
two blast furnaces in Sequatchie
Valley about thirty miles from Chat
tanooga. A contract has been made
with the Nashville and Chattanooga
road to build a line to the site of the
new plant. The furnaces are to cost
over 1200,000.
It Is now thought that it will be the
middle of July before Congress ad
journs. It is also asserted that unless
Congress gives the president ample
time to examine the appropriation
bills, he will veto such as do not meet
his approval and call Congress together
In extra session. The president is
determined to know the nature of all
bills which become laws by his ap
approval. A week has gone by and yet the
New York Tribune seems not to have
discovered that the Republican ring in
Oregon is all shreds and patches. This
extreme cautiousness not to accept
sensational reports was exhibited by
the Tribune upon a remarkable occa
sion in 1884. It was then only about
two weeks behind most of the other
papers in getting at the bottom facts.
The Liquor Business Liability Bill
reported in the Massachusetts Legisla
ture recently is a noteworthy departure
from customary lines of liquor legisla
tion. It proposes to make all the par
ties profiting by the traffic, from the
Beller to the real-estate owner, jointly
and severally liable for some of its de
plorable consequences. An action is
authorized against either or all of these
parties for the recovery of damages,
not to exceed $5,000, for the loss of
life through intoxication.
The indicted New York Aldermen
and their political associates are begin
ning to take courage, and some of
them are even offering to wager small
sums of money that District Attorney
Martin will not make any effort to
try any of the indictments against
them this month. A rumor says that
no more of the men indicted for
bribery would be brought to trial
until the result of the appeal in the
jaenne case naa oeen announced, and
this gave them additional courage, but
the Distrkt Attorney asserts that he
"Will try at least two of them during
the present month.
Attorney General Miller brings
suit against the penitentiary lessees,
which should have been brought by
Catcbings before. And now we hope
to see the whole truth brought out,
and, nothing extenuated or set down
in j malice, that simple justics may
prevail both to the State and the de
fendants. Holly Springs South.
The above is about on a par, with
most of the other adverse comments
upon Gen. Catcbiog'8 course relating
to the "penitentiary settlemeuts."
Now it so happens, that all the settle
ments had been made when Gen.Catch
ixga went out of tffice, and the settle
ment that Gen. Miller wants made,
Iras for the year 1885, and not due un
til January, 1S86. Just at that time,
Mr. Miller became Attorney General,
and Mr. Ca'chings was a member of
Congress in Washington City. The
South should make the correction in
the interest of fairness.
Every county in the District, and
every Democratic paper in the Districi
Is for Catchings. The trilling opposi
tion to bim 'in this county is well
understood, and as it does not arise
from principle is more calculated to
do him good than harm. The people
always resent unjust attacks on public
A. it. PA.XTuX IS PI-Alt.
Another old familiar face will U
i nuisvU od our stretu. ine city ui;u
knew tijjso long and so well, that
trusted and honored him, will know
Alexander M. Paxton no more. He
died at the Agricultural and Mechani
cal College at Starkville at one o'clock
Thursday night. He left here 1-ist
Saturday in bis usual health to attend,
as one of its Trustees, the commence
ment exercises of the A. & M. Col
lege. He died suddenly irom an
attack of congestion of the stomach
His death was so sudden, that mem-
bers of his family had not time to
reach him, after bearing of bis danger
ous illness, before he breathed bis last
Mai. Alexander M. raxton was
born in Rockbridge county, near Lex
ington, Virginia, on the 17th of March,
1814. He was reared in Virginia, and
graduated in old Washington College,
now Washington and Lee university,
and in the law school of the
University of Virginia. He came
to Mississippi in 1835, and reached
Vicksburg on Christmas day of that
year. lie entered on the practice of
law and continued in the profession
until 1852, when he went into the
foundry business, which he continued
in up to the day of his death. A very
few of our older citizens remember
young Alex. Paxton, the lawyer, but
the Pax ton foundry has, for more than
thirty years, been a prominent indus
try in our city.
Major Paxton was married in 1837
to Miss Ellis, of Fredricksburg,
Virginia. The fruits of the marriage
were eight children, three of whom are
dead, and five living, four sons and a
daughter. He leaves a widow and
five children and a number of grand
children to mourn their loss.
In habit, Major Paxton was tem
perate, kind, social and thrifty. He was
universally liked by all who knew him
well, and was an earnest, good citizen.
Scnool work was a labor of love with
him and when he died he was a school
trustee of Vicksburg, and one of the
trustees of the A. & M. College. He
was always an active worker in public
duties, and shirked no duty, however
humble or laborious, if be could serve
his city, county or Slate.
His remains, attended by his family
and a few friends, will reach the city
by the V. & M. train this morning at
nine o'clock, and the funeral will take
place from Christ Church at half past
five o'clock this evening.
Farewell kind friend. May you And
eternal rest, and may fortune deal
gently with those near and dear to
you, whose hearts are wrung with
grief to-day.
A split in the Democratic party has
again defeated any effort in the House
of Representatives at tariff reform.
Mr. Morrison's resolution to consider
the tariff bill was defeated by a vota
of 140 to 157, thirty-five Democrats
voting with the Republicans. The
assistance given the Republic ins in
this matter by the Randall Democrats,
will probably prevent any tariff bill
being passed by the House this session.
That leaves the tariff, which both
great parties have solemnly pledged to
reform, to be referred back to the peo
pie this Fall.
In this situation we are in favor of
two measures being adopted by the
Democratic party. We favor a dis
tinct declaration of principle on the
subject by the Democratic party, and
the enforcement of party discipline so
as to secure the strength of the party
when congress meets again. We
tbink that some of President
Cleveland's straightforward manliness
should inspire the party. A question
so important should not be dodged,
and it should be fully discussed before
the people. And when they have
spoken let their commands be obeyed.
Let a Democratic caucus meet when
Congress again assembles, with the
declared purpose of outlining a poli
cy to be pursued by the party. If
there are any Democrats who
do not want to go into such caucus
and submit to the will of the majority,
let them stay out so that the whole
country will know where to place
them. We, for one, are opposed to a
small minority of the party defeating
its purposes. We want a bold fight
before the people, for the principle of
tariff reform, wi:h tie understanding
that all who are not with us are Op
posed to us, and that true Democrats
will no longer countenance those who
vote against the party on so vital a
Tbis issue i3 one, that is peculiarly
inviting to the South. It is to the in
terest of the South to have the tariff
reduced to a standard, that will pro
duce (only a sufficient reve
nue to carry on an economical
government. It is to the interest of
the South to heartily co-operate with 1
other 8'ittonj of the Union, th.it
also, tavor tariff reduction. To be the
reliable oHy of the West and other
anti-prot'ctloa tuitions, in a grand
struggle Anally to result in justice to
them all, is a. consummation to be
earnestly sought by Southern Statesmen.
We print this morning a letter from
a correspondent, which shows how
railroads develop a country. We ven
ture the assertion, that the magnificent
trunk line known as the L., N. O. &
T. railroad has added to values in the
State, five times what the road cost,
and its own value in addition, for it
runs through the Stata on a longer
line than any other road. Its building
and operation have acted like magic.
The trackless swamps of the Mississip
pi River have been subdued, and the
tamed tales oi Aiaaaina lamp are
surpassed by the reality. On all the
line through the State, prosperity pre
vails, and the throb of renewed life
is given to lands that were before con
sidered worthless. Where a forest stood
before, in old abandoned fields, in the
tangled jungles of the great Valley,
may now be seen thriving towns, cities
and villages and happy homes. It is
almost beyond the most ardent hopes
of the friends of railway development,
what has actually been the direct
result of the construction of this road
through our State.
These results are to be observed by
all, but there are others, not to be
estimated in dollars and cents, but
fully appreciated, and perhaps more
valuable to the Yazoo Delta. The
people of the Delta have a powerful
ally to protect their lands from the
fljods of the mighty Mississippi, and
an endorser of their credit to enable
them to utilize in the best manner
their own means of protection. Years
ago we wrote up this giant enterprise,
but as hopeful as we were, we dared
not anticipate what has actually occur
red. These values have been added in a
very Bhort time, and the future is
before us. Who cm tell the full extent
of the benefit the country will receive?
Who can tell what limits our city will
reach in business and growth as the
years roll by, if our citizens realize the
advantages now within our grasp?
Let our citizens resolve not to be out
stripped by any city.no matter what its
size. Let the boom be kept up, and in
a Bhort ' while those who knew
the oil sluggish town of
Vicksburg will see in its placj a large
and rapidly growing city. Certainly
these results are to be obtained with
the proper co-operation and effort.
The senate, by a two-'.hirds vote,
passed the bill to prolong the term of
President Cleveland, and the session of
the fiftieth congress to the 30ih of
April, and substituting that day for
the fourth of March as the commence
ment of President iil and Congressional
terms. The bill now goes to the house
for concurrence, and if passed by that
body, it will be submitted to the leg
islatures of the various States for rat
ideation. The New Orleans Picayune, which
has one eye on the highly protected
sugar of Louisima, thinks Mr. Randall
won one of the proudest victories of
his life, ia defeating Mr. Morrison's
effort to have a tariff bill discussed.
We trust the day will come when cot
ton and other products will not be
taxed to support sugar, or anything
else, except the Government.
In the next Sunday's issue of The
CooniEitciAL Herald we will com
mence the publicieion of a new illus
trated story, by W. Clark Russel, en
titled "Forced Apart." It will make
about forty-eight columns of this
paper, and is undoubtsdly the best se
rial story yet published in these
columns. Watch for it next Sunday.
The Iowa Prohibition liw is to be
tested in the Federal Court. A suit
has been entered by Bowman Bros,
beer venders of Marshallto wn , Iowa, for
$10,000, against the Chicago & North
western railroad, on account of a
refusal to transport for them 5,000
barrels of beer from Chicago to
Marshalltown. To carry the beerlnto
Iowa would have been a penal offense
under the State law. Bowman Bros,
assert that the Iowa law is invalid,
and that the railroad' is therefore
responsible for refusing to act as a
common carrier.
The suit was brought in Chicago,
and will doubtless be carried to the
Supreme Court of the United States.
We trust the Chairman of the County
Democratic Exetutive Committee will
notify the aifferent wards and districts
in anipla time, of the County Demo
cratic Convention to meet in this city
on the 9th of July, to select delegates
to the Congressional Convection to be
hell in Greenville on the 11th of July.
Let all good Democrats attend the
meeting. It is very important
that a good convention be
held in this county. It is particularly
important to the c!ty of Vicksburg, as
it Is the sentiment of the Delta to re
elect a Vicksburg nun. Let the Dem
ocrats of Warren county show their
appreciation of the course of those of
tbe other counties in taking the Con
gressman from this city.
The Tennessee Republicans had a
stormy fight on the Prohibition ques
tion. The Yellow Fever Commission.
New York Star.
The bill to provide for anoffichl
and authentic and conclusive inquiry
into the virtue of inoculation as a de
fense against yellow fever is now ia
the way of becoming a law. It had
previously been set aside in the House
through the opposition inexplicable
then as now of a representative of a
State that has suffered most conspicu
ously from the dread scourage ; but
Senator Eustis has succeeded in put
ting it on its feet again by passing it
through the Senate, and it now lies on
the Speaker's table subj-ct to cill, and
may at any moment be brought up in
another appeal to the patriotism and
intelligence of the House.
We take thi-s .occasion to renew the
expression of our interest in the meas
ure and of our hope that it will receive
the support of a majority of the mem
bers ot the House. It is not a quts
tion into which party politics can or
should enter. It relates to human life
and to the prottction of comrneriial
Interests so vast as to defy computa
tion. One needs only to look upon the
dreadful record of 1878 when the
country was ravaged by yellow fever
from the Ohio river to the Gulf, in or
der to assure himself that Congress
can not afford to neglect aoy means of
averting the recurrencj of so terrible
a calamity. The thousands of lives
lost during that awful summer aid
tbe paralysis of business which touch-
id every commercial interest in the
union taese dread and evil memories
i He up to warn us against the folly of
inviting fresh disaster.
It the bill involved any vast ex
pense, or if it were open to the sus
picion of jobbery, we should be the
first to Insist upon the most rigorous
vigihnce. But this bill, which has in
view a result worth untold millions to
the country, provides for rather less
outlay than the average congressional
tuneral, and it creates a salary and
that of a temporary naf ure for only
one person. Two of the members of
the Commission are tobeollicersof the
government, and the third is to be a
yellow fever txpert of acknowledged
eminence, appointed Dy toe President
and confirmed by the Senat The first
two cost the Treasury nothing addi
t.onal. The third, who must needs be
physician of large experience and
prsclce, will, in all probability lose
money by acc;pting tbe position. So
much for the financial aspect of the
case. As regards its practictl and
scientific features, it is, or ough to be,
enough to say that the inquiry was
unanimously recommended by the
most important medicil body that ever
assembled ia this country, tc- .vit: the
Medical Congress of the United States
and the Boards of HeaUh of the dif
ferent States, sitting j datly at Wash
ington last December.
It was urged before the commit'ees
of Congress by all the leading inmiijal
officers of the government, and i- has
been sanctioned by tcientific opinion
everywhere. It has been oppojpd from
only two sources, the Xation.-.l Board
of Health, which is a inori u doi
cern, with no record but a bad oue,
with no functions whatsoever, auu
with no existence save on paper; t!if
TNew Orleans Medical and tjurgicil
Journal, which to the knowledge of
the writer, is edited by three young
physicians who have never seen a yel
low fever epidemic professionally,
who were in their swaddling clot.hes
in 1878, and whose course is con
demned by intelligent public opinion
at tieir own home.
There is, in fact, everything in fa
vor of the measure, and not .iug wor
thy of a moment's consideration by
sensible men against it. If some mem
ber of high standing and marked abil
ity will lake it h charge and, with a
few words of explanation, submit it.
to tbe House, we believe that it will
pass with something like unanimity.
Visited bv a Cyclone.
Denton, Tex., J une lb. This and
adjacent counties were visited Wed
nesday afternoon and night by a cy
clone, which did great damage in this,
Denton county. The storm demolish
ed the house of Mrs. Pregmore. She,
with her daughter was buried ia the
ruins. The mother was fatally in
jured, but the daughter will recover.
The residence of Dr. J. W. Rutherford
was blown bodily down from its foun
dation and turned over on its side,
the family having fled to their storm
cave. Many barns and sheds were
blown down and the school houses at
Stoney was completely wrecued.
School had been dismissed, however,
and no fatalities resulted. At Pilot
Point signs and awning3 were carried
away and houses were unroofed.
Williams & Newberrj's ware house
was moved by force of wind from its
Coming tothe Dead King's Funeral.
Munich, June 19. Prince Luithold,
regent, and the princes of ths Bava
rian court, all wearninn tae Austrian
uniform, went to the railway station
this morning to receive Crown Prince
Rudolph, who came to represent Aus
tria at King Ludwig'a funeral to-day.
He wore the .Bavarian uniform, and
was driven to Leopold's palace.
Author of the "Wreck of the Grottv nor," "A Sailor's Sweetheart," Etc.
We have arranged for the publication of an illustrated story, by W. Clark Russell,
We promise an our reader a literary treat who will read this story. The opening;
scene is laid in a quiet, little English seaport town, but it is the year 1SLM5, when Napoleon
is terrorising all Europe. The story
In which the emotions are pictured with a master hand.
The illustrations nre from the pencil of ,he most skilful delineator of such scenes
living. Tlio faithfulness with which he has drawn even the details of costume is shown
in his work.
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One of the sweetest heroines that ever graced
a story.
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Death of the British man-of-war's captain.
"IP A shock which kills.
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The rescue of our hero.
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Jenny is oiilo: ed to prepare for a torriUs
Jenny "is questioned by her stern father.
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All ends welL

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