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From tu Index.
Apeetrephe le Beset Basllert
Hall, lylnt tbiefl offiprlm oi 11,11, garth
bo ml
Or or the eternal coeteraal bcatt,
Hay 1 ivaati ttaM lis, tlace Itiau art But.
Or, being- here la aarlhlj tenement, vloi
(eraaC, And aatan'e mlaltur plenipotentiary for
IIhm darenlne; daptbi.
Where dark eu retina lupreBief
Ho wveUer, envoy! Ihjr nluioa being tin
And tin (be emblem of Hall'a darkneet,
The ntgro't ehemplon thou ahouldat ba,
The UuJ of laoee poor table tool
For that moal ulph'roui stair
ThU rllokrrlhg expiation o( rapublleaa
For drrancr. called Cnarut, but, mora tru
ly, tie.).
Scab of humanity, ulceroiu Incnutatloa of
Tbat Paadenranlura ,er brad 1
Harpy, J.etall, ru'tuiv, buuanl.tkunk,
Peiilioroea, Tlp'rout, balelul eimbinatlon,
Art tka iiulBtauans, boiled down,
Of til taa Brownlo of your race.
Thy aUntry to women and quarter-maiter
Thy tatte for piano and illrar ware.
And all thy eicturtue gainad o'or woman and
Car tpoiltl
Twere (mat injoatlcanot to Bich
Theae glortee Willi Iby lama!
Taaeht brAe heavenly .mute to veotur,
The dark deacent, and ttlr with heavy wlnf
Th, pe-tlul exbalatlunt thy oarcaii Mad'
atb forth.
1 raweend 10 purer atmotuhero,
Where thought reruiu ine not, nor bl.lt ma
In thlt moat boaMIy oonttrapUilon,
.Tht human kind, perverted br ambl.
Uoa or
Cnlmt rerupiro. may iUuch th, oountry
With their heavtuex 01 ln.
A great draw back to the in
crease of the population of Vicks
burg la the extreme difficulty that
families have ia procuring hornet
by renling.purchuae or building,
owing to the exhorbitaut price of
houses and lands.
Tho lately inaugurated Building
Association will In time tend to an
alleviatlou of this condition of
things, and it is expected will bo
the means of adding many families
to our population by settling in
homes many now hero, thus reliev
ing the pressure and creating va
cancies that will be tilled by new
comers. But this Association has but a
limited power and cannot strike
effectually at tho root of the evil.
The grand trouble is the mon
strous prices asked for building
A lot upon which to placo au
ordiuary dwelling' costs nearly
double the expouee of the house.
Au usual sized building lot of
say 50x150 feet costs from twelve
hundred to throe thousand dollars.
A comfortable dwelling for a small
family ot threo or four can be
erected for from six hundred to
fifteen hundred dollars.
We are not writing of rich men's
palaces, or of anything showy or
gorgeous, but of houses fully suit
abio for tho workiug cUss of pop
ulation, and, iu fact, good enough
for anybody who considers comfort
and ccouomy mora than pride aid
Common, rough, unimproved
lots, on tho inside edgo of the cor
poratiou limits aro hold at fro:n
twelve to twenty-five hundred
dollars, according to locatiou
Such lots are worth In real value
not over six huudrod dollars, and
that would be a large price.
There are 44,100 tquare feet iu an
acre, and a building lot 50x150 tcet
contains 7,500 square feet.
An acre of ground would cut up
into, say, five building lots. At tho
rate lots are now held (nud selling !)
that makes an acre, on the outskirts
of the city (ten or twolve thousand
inhabitants), worth from six
thousand to twelve thou tand five
hundred dollars.
When it la remembered that these
very lands lie nearly bnt mile from
the centre of the business portion
of the city, then the cxhorbjtancy of
such prices can be seen. But what
can be done? The owners of the
land cannot be blamed for asking
and receiving all the lands will
bring. If they could got double or
treble as much thoy would natu
rally and, in a business view, right
fully take It
That these prices are out of all
proportion to the value of the lota
there can be no doubt; but, we
'again ask, what can be done to help
the case? People must have houses
to live in and if thoy cannot be
rented or bought tbey must be built
and land must be had to pnt them
on at almost any price,; and thus
nen are forced by their necessities
to yield to the demands of owners
Tbje state of thlngs-the impera
tive demand for building lots and
itt residence Indicates with uneer
hg certainty, the rapid growth of
-our city ; but will not the almost
(If not quite) Impossibility of se
curing residences here check the
tide of incoming population and
send it other ways? We fear it
may I
Of coarse land owner will only
reduce their prices when a sale can
not bo made otherwise, or when
"bard up".aud forced to sell.
There are times when property
here Is low in reality. Could not
such a season be availed of by en
terprising persons to form a com
pany and bay large tracts conve
nient to the business portion of the
city, and dividing it into lots, sell
it off at only a slight advauce on
It (hero genorcsity and public
spirit enough in Vlcksburg to do
this thing? Can any plan of this
sort be devised ? From one to three
hundred dwellings could be rented
here botwecn this and January, if
reasonable rents were asked, and
the dwellings to be had.
Let us put a question to capital
ists : Do you want a good profita
ble and safe investment? Then we
offer you this: For every S10 000,
purchase an acre of ground contigu
ous to the city ; divide into six
building lots; place thereon
six neat dwelling, and rent
them at $300 a year which can bo
done Instanter. The $10,000 would
do the business thorougly and leave
a good surplus of one or two thou
sand, and the result would be a clear
Ineome of eighteen hundred dollars
safe and sure year after year.
Suppose a kind of colony or su
burb be formed near town by some
such plan as we have alluded to.
If there wore a sufficient number of
families they could own and keep
an ambulance or omnibus or two at
slight cost to each, to carry thorn
to and fro between home and town
two or threo times a day. .
The want of residences has become
a terrible one a matter of great
importance to our city and ber peo
ple. The people should and must
lake soir.o action In this matter if
they would seo they- city prosper.
The late action of the Aldermen
looking to opening of several city
street, will, when carried out, add
considerable space for the erection
of residences in the city limits, and
we hope tho streets will bo opened
at once.
And wo will say, further, if any
one has any building lots for sain
about the city at anything like a
cheap price, we will advertise thorn
without charge in an editorial.
Wi learn that yesterday morning,
a dlfllculty occurred noar Bolton
Station between Mr. John CI In gun
and Charles Caldwell, negro Sena
tor for Hinds county. The facts, as
we learn tlioin, wore that Caldwell
got 011 board the train at Belton to
go to Clinton. When his fare was
demanded ho refused to give it,
stating that being a member of tho
Legislature he was not required to
pay for travel over tho road ; yet ho
could exhibit 110 pass. Mr. Cllngan
insisted that Caldwell should pay,
at which Caldwell became angry
and, drawing a- knife, cut Mr. Clln
gan across tho cheek. Tho train
was instantly stopped, and tho train
bauds coming to Mr. Clingnn's re
lief, Caldwell jumped oil and ran
it way.
The tocsin of liberty has arisen
upon tho downfall of tho Empire
The 1'russiau anil Russian autocrats
would have much rather had ten
Napoleons as tmccesson to the
throne of France than one President
of tho Republic. Kings and tyrants
of the day may tremble wheu they
think of the times of It ibcsplerre,
Damon and the Column of Liberty,
Charlotto Corday and Marat. Who
ever betrays France sutlers, and
every hostile army upon her territo
ry stands upou a volocauo. Almost
within eur own recollection this U
the third Republic of France. There
is a saying, " tho third time is the
charm." iiow many nationalities
are at this hour thirsting for the op
fortunity of imitating France,
riahmeu all over the world, Eng
lish Chartists, the Poles, liugariaus,
Italians, Snaulards, U reeks, Cubans,
a great part of Uoutheru Germany,
Cauauiaus, JNova scotians, Austra
lians, not to speak of dependencies,
kopt down by brute force. When
Lord Palmerston died Napoleon
lost hia best ally, and both of thorn
combined plotted treason and wick
eduess agaiuat this country, and
both of them were ably dealt with
by the Czar ot Russia when be
fought single handed France, Eng;
land, Turkey and Sardinia during
the Crimean war, and Jnevor paid
a cent for. the stipulated expenses
of the war; and otherwise drove a
coach and four through their parch
ment treaty of Paris.
To-day the gayest capital in the
world, has thrown aside the daz
zling brilliance of imperial splen
dor, and thrown away the visor
which' conoealed her escutcheon.
She now stands in her new habily
ment Republican France. Na
tions will yet pay her homage, and
teach their children the catechism
of hor glory.
Wbaa th, acedia Matt of war shall put
Aad " ra'no, ttaadt Ibrth. all purlSod and
A holy tnoent, shall arlte by day
Awl guide bar uutottatul right.
All earth) alorr than ahall (Ink obteur.
Andao alia J tyraniaand their eruol relga;
AU.lhca will stand aghaat, aad will tut-
Dlora 1 -
rorglreoett Of tb, joit, ttst spirits of tfcs
See Tlaae, aa Keawhlleaaw as
taaakar a.
1st Straw which ia not to be
found amongst the floating items
of the press.
"About thirty-five thousand
Iowa bales of cotton, have gone
into the calico, long-cloth, and do
mestic factory business."
This means that we may soon
expect to hear the announcement
that "about thirty-five thousand
Mississippi eowa have gone into
the cheese factory busidess."
Iowa, as we all know, with its al
luvial bottoms and sun burnt hills,
is not less admirably adapted to
the culture of cotton, than Missis
sippi, by the abundance and quali
ty of its grass, and the tempered
coolness of its climate, to the
raising of milch-cattle and the
making of cheese.
That the dairy hereafter will take
tho place of the cotton-press in
Mississippi, and that this State so
unconscious of tho true sources of
its future wealth will send checso
to Llmburg Instead of cotton to
Liverpool, there can be but little
doubt That she is not already
redolent of the odoriferous export,
is a striking illustration of the
withering and blighting effects of
slavery and the retarding influence
which the bad political prinoiplcs
of a section of the country, so high
ly favored by nature, have exer
cised upon tho industrial and pro
ductive capacity of its people
2d Straw which drifts the other
"The city of Vicksburg was
founded iu the year 1822 and has a
ntgro population of about tire
In the State of Mississippi this
valuable population now put to
the highe'ril use to which any State
can put its citizens, viz: that of
governing it forms a considera
ble class, in fact, a majority of the
people. Now in Massachusetts,
New York and other old States of
the North, tho whito population
largely and alarmingly prepon
derates. "We suggest to the candid and
imprcjudiced to consider," why
tho African emigration so univer
sally preferred the South. Wc
know tbat the unrcllectiug will an
swer that it is an alllair of climate,
and adaption to the products of
the soil and modes of labor. It is
confidently expected, however,
that this answer will be
coil lined to tho prejudiced
intolerant and bigoted Jeff. Davis
Democracy. .For It would also
account for the in it that European
emigrants so ''(morally seek the
North and North-west, and would
forever silence the enunciation of
that legitimate inference and in
controvertible' fact that it is the
political principles, lilliltrating the
air and interpenetrating the soil of
the Western wilderness that causes
the flood of emigration from the
grain and grass growing countries
of Europe to set towards a country
of similar climate and soil, instead
ot overflowing, like our great river,
tho cane brakes and cotton fields
of the lower Mississippi Valley.
3d straw which drifts both ways.'
Massachusetts was admitted in
to the Union in 1788. For more
than three quarters of a century
she has been wearing calicoes and
cotton shirts, and for a good part
of that period, has been manufac
turing them for the Democrats and
negroes of the South. She has
always boon anti-Democratic. She
has never raised in her own fields a
single pound of cottton. In fact,
she raises almost nothing. But do
not think that this want of pro
ductiveness has anything to do
with her political princi
ples. Massachusetts' men are
her principal export. Her po
litical principles are in fact the
source of her wealth, and enable
her to dcrivo it sometimes in the
most unexpected and providential
manner from cotton States, whoso
bad political principles are frown
ed npon by a righteous majority.
itisoniyin sp.cn awes as Mis
sissippi that the non-production
of a singlo article that might be a
source of wealth is proof of politi
cal depravity and a legible hand
writing of ruin "upon every, face,
every household, every acre of
land, and every lemrui or fence
within their borders." ,
If there are any who do not see
this when it Is pointed out to them
by those who have reluotantly
left those thrifty communities of
the North, for the sole purpose of
doing ns good, it is evident that
such blindness can be due only
"to hatred of the North, and
Northern men" and the absurd
notion that there are persons
amongst ns who are literally "liv
ing upon their hatred" of the
South aud Southern men.
This is apparently perfectly na
tural and just what this great
Government should do. The
whole nation should beam with de
light to know that the blessings
which have been so bountifully
showered upon us through the be
nign influences of our popular
and all protecting form of govern
ment h now about to be extended
to another nation, heretofore po
litical barbarians. The shadow of
a republican form of government
Is scarcely seen ere in hot haste
the authorities at Washington
hasten to extend to Favre and his
compeers the hearty congratula
tions of the "greatest nation the
sun ever shone upon," and to ac
knowledge the existence of the
fledgling Republic. This, how
ever, is simply the surface. What
is there below? The Government
of the United States is simply the
centralization of power in the
hands of the Radical party, and it
is therefore the Radical party
which speaks and not the people
of America. Therefore it is the
Radical party which, with such
hot haste, rushes from the
friendship and national re
gard of Napoleon, the Emperor,
aud France, tho Empire, in
to the arms of the incipient
Republic, the feeble child of disas
ter, and not tho healthy progeny
of principle. For the Radical party
that is all well enough, since here
they take good care W to feeler,
and stittain only the shadow of a
Republic aud its principles, they
should be delighted intensely with
fading water-colored views of the
same in monarchial Europe.
But there is even yet another
phase to this question.. The Rad
ical party has been intensely Prus
sian 'in its avowed sympathies.
Since that party does nothing
without a purpose, wc naturally in
quire why it should cutertain and
express this preference. It is
simply because there is a vast
number of Germans here, and they
hope to cement tliein to tho Radi
cal party by those protestations.
Tlicy have not alone through
their journals pursued this course,
but they have even guue so far as
to Incorporate it into their party
platform. .The platform of the
Ohio Radicals pnrticularlv, is giv
en to this quasi sympathy, but it
does not impose upon the Ger
mans, ns is shown by the following
paragraph clipped from the N. Y.
Mnats Zeitnng:
"The Ohio Republicans" "have
been trying again to ride two
horses nt once. In the second
paragraph of their platform they
demand at one and the same time
a revenue tariff and a prohibitory
tariff. Since it was foreseen that
(as they have lost the' help of
Schenck's nomination) such a par
agraph must imperil their party
with all intelligent Germans,
thoy throw the Germans a special
bait in the way of sympathy for
Germany in her struggle with
France. Still further to conciliate
those who might be disgusted with
such an introduction of foreign
topics into our home policy, they
declare that 'the American people
observe with the strictest impar
tiality an European contest which
turns only on dynastic interest.'
"This political legerdemain can
only excite tho astonishment oi
political babes. Our latest hews
from Ohio would incline us to bo
lieVo that the people don't partic
ularly care for jesting ; they ore
rather in earnest about making an
end of all such circus politicians."
Now, however, the Radical party
has gone back on its German
friends in this. It has exulting''
recognized tho Republic in France.
A Republic in Franco does not
suit King William of Prussia, nor
does it suit Prussians. No one
will suppose for a moment
that the King of Prussia
will feel safe with 4 -Republic
so . close to him, lying as it
does upon hia borders,. Nor-will
he, if ho can prevent It, permit it
And what cllspcacs Prussians in
Europo in this w.ir will te equally
displcftsiog to C .; muUS Luis, . .
Alcorn's "sedentary militia,'
does not-seem to evoke as much
admiration among the "outside
barbariana" as it commands from
His Excellency, the Commander-in-Chief,
and his satellites Briga
dier and Adjutant General, M. B;
Hewson, Major General Stafford,
of the Jackson Pilot, and the gang
of vagabonds, (Caatello, et id om
nt genu), whom James I , the
puissant, has appointed Brigadier
Generals. The New York World
has not only the impudence to
condemn Alcorn's "army," but
goes farther, and likens our gran
diloquent Chief Magistrate to the
great Charlatan, Jim Fisk, Jr. we
protest against this comparison
We will not allow our valorons
Fallstaff of a Governor to be com
pared with Grant's partner iu the '
last year's gold swindling specula-'
tlon. We do not propose to have
Governor Alcorn depreciated in
t,o eyes of the world. "Compari
sons are odorous," and the man
who compares Alcorn with Jim
Fisk, Jr., does an irreparable in
jury to Fisk, and to tbe Sovereign
Prince of Mississippi! Both are
charlatans, but Fisk is a grand
charlatan, with brains and Impu
dence la profusion. Alcorn is a
tmall mount bank, with impu
dence in abundance, and, as an
Irishman would express it,
"a plentiful lack of brains.
Fisk has made a single sen
tence immortal, and handed
his namo down to tho future
with his brief and terse an
swer to a Congressional Commit
tee, "gone where the woodbine
twlneth!" When all of Alcorn's
pompous andgrandiloqucntmouth-
ings are forgotten, and he and
they have "gone where the wood
bine twineth," then Fisk and his
cusar-like answer will live in im
mortal youth.
But we did not intend to dwell
upon Fisk and Alcorn, ("Arcadei
Miw,") ouroaly purpose being
to Introduce the following criti
cism on the "Sedetnry Militia,"
from the New York AVorld of the
5th lust That paper, after referr
ing to Browniow's thieves .and
vagabonds in Tennessee, and Hoi
den's cut throats in North Caro
lina, thus discourses of Alcorn's
"pet lambs," tho "Sedentary Mill
tia," to-wit :
A particular locality now to be
at once cursed In and con era tu
lated upon the appearance of a
vagabond Radical militia is the
State of Mississippi. Under an
act of .the Legislature, tho Gover
nor has set about the organization
of an army, nnd In the various
Mississippi exchanges reaching
ns are portenlious indications ot
the progress of this warlike move.
Divers eminent rogues aro Domi
nated as mnjor-jjenerals : others
less eminent, though not lest
roguish, as brigadiors; still less
widely known patriots as majors
una colonels ; and anon the heads
of the riffraffs generally descends
a bounteous shower of captains
commissions and corporals war
rants. All this hierarchy, nnd the
scuba forming the rank and file
under them, are to be clad iu
United States uniform and made
generally to resemble as closely
ns possible tho Federal artillery
sent into North Carolina by Pres
ident Grant, always saving and
excepting one amazing particular.
Heretofore it has been supposed
that any armed force, even so
monstrous a parody on soldiery
as a reconstructed militia, was
purely and essentially military,
organized for simple purposes of
violence, and expected to be con
versants with powder and ball
alone. It has been reserved for
tho Mississippi Legislature to
nomine, to vary this monotony by
enacting in its militia law that
each company organized under
the same "may become a body
politic and corporate ; and such
incorporate companies may hold
real estate and personal property
to an amount not exceeding five
thousand dollars."
The pleasing spectacle, there
f6re, is to be presented us in Mis
sissippi of an army emphatically
organized with a heart for any fate
ready, as occasion may demand,
to overawe an election or operate
an incorporated Joint-stock "gin
mill." Now will the fierce rapscal
lion in his capacity as a corporal
cry "eyes right," and anon, as a
cashier, call on all . delinquent
stock-holding privates to pay np
the tenth instalment on their scrip.
With the captain as chairman, lieu
tenant as, librarian, sergeant as
secretary, and corporal as cashier,
how beautiful this Radical a '
tion of tho destructive rr.il.'
to all the f . ' j 1
peace! Ill 1' iL .
have bad a moral idea. With tha
termination of the rapid poney
making rendered possible , by tbe
war, it seemed almost as if the
great heart of the nation had eeas-
ed to excogitate little games ; but
here, in the exquisite device of
"ten joint stock companies making
one regiment," is a patriotic throb
that renews tbe clones of the past.
Fisk and the Ninth are but men
with bodies susceptible of bullets
and better natures, unto which
crack clergymen are ever ready to
preach; bnt the Mississippi militia
Is a corporation, with neither body
to m braised nor soul to be lost.
Fruitful as war is in diabolical in
vention, the great strife between
France andiPrnssia has developed
no sucn scurvy novelty as wis.
riatrairaa f ttte nickia-aai Denae-
The 'following are the re sol a
tions adoDted unanimously bv the
Democratio Stats Convention of
Michigan, on Wednesday week:
l. a bat we recognize, now as
ever, tbe right of the people to de
cide all onestions relatlntr to the
distribution and exercise or their
political power, and we render to
their decision, when constitution
allr and lezallv exuressed. a cheer
ful obedience.
2. That we denounce the domi
nant political party for its corrupt
use of the nower and monev of the
people ; for its unnecessary multi
plication or oracers ; tor its unpre
decented extravagance; for its
prostitution of tbe nubile trust to
subserve private ends aud personal
interests- and for Ita titter foilnra
,to administer the Government in
accordance witn ins snirit or our
institutions or for the benefit of
the governed.
3. That the destruction of onr
commerce, tbe orostratlon of our
agriculture, and the increasing
stringency or our financial affairs
bears common witness to the in
enmnntannv nfmir rnlara
4. 1 uat a tariff ior protection is
a system of plunder whereby labor
is compelled to pay tribute to cap
ital, and that a tariff for revenue
onlvis all that is warranted bv
justice or the Federal Constitution.
a a . . a
0. mat tne public domain is a
ereat Dublic trust, which should
be administered in the interest ol
the people, and public policy, as
well aa common interest. tnnlra
that the trust should ba held for
purposes of settlement and culti
vation, and in -its disposition the
landless and the homeless, the sol
diers and sailors of the United
States, and those mode widows or
orphans by tbe wars of tit Union,
should be preferred to speculators
and monopolists.
6. That to maintain the honor
and good faith of the nation, it is
necessary that the pubiio debt be
paid strictly in accordance with Its
7. That the present svstom or
so-caiicu national banks is a mo
nopoly, whereby favored States
and favored persons aro unduly
uencuicu ; dui 11 tuo system is to
be continued we demand, on be
half of Michigan and the WusL
that it shall be so modified as to
make its privileges free to all.
8. That specie or its equivalent
is the only sound currency, but
we should rctura to specie pay
ment no sooner than it can le
done consistently with the laws or
trade and the interests of the rrrent
debtor class.
9. That the best financial nolle
for the times is honesty and fru
gality honcstv in the annronrit.
r, - ... - -
ion 01 puuiic money tor proper
purposes, nna a ritrul rrutra tv in
its expenditure.
10. That the interest on all flfl.
posits of the State funds belong
10 tue state, and should be put
into tho State Treasury, to be
nsed with other Stats moneys for
the payment of appropriations and
tne reduction or the state debt
11. Taxation of citizens with.
out their consent for private pur
poses is a violation of tho funds
mental principles of justice.
FlVK veara ao-a Row. Wirmnnlk
nf T.n 11 1 utnna en nnn Mn n
" - m -.wi vuaa.
To-day be is worth a half million of
uouara. ino i;nariesion jmsws says
Gov. 8cott, of Sonth Carolina, when
ha (lrat nl fn tk. C.l. --!J
axes onlv on a hnraa nut .KU-
Aa tiovarnnr of trm K v-
for two years received a salary nf
thirty-five hundred dollars per year,
and now according to his own -!-mission,'
has property to tho
of one hundred and ffcli-t?
dollars I The carpet-bsprrers know
bfw to accumulate money, but it
would ha IntarAaltn Ia !rnm . -
u 1. v auvtr w
whom all this belongs.
Boat-bulldlnir on th . -i.iwn
rivers is on tbe poiut ot a revolu
tion. Between lire and water,
snags, collisions, explosions, and
the thousand dangers through which
tbe traveler on tha i!Uiainnl mnat
ran the gauntlet, tha old style of
navigation nas iosi most or its at
tractions.. In view of tho aver-in-creasing
competition of ths rail
road, some improvement in boats U
ooviousiy nceuL i to nCep tho high
way of the nation from being de
serted. Itiackimfid that ilita tint ,i
ed improvements an Iroi sto amr,
'numi'icu on U;o 1 '1 J-'
.i r. i ! tleront eomr"i-- -
:. this WStvJ i ::
EiLiia tii . .
' Tie f ."jw!,.:r a-
of the "."yjr C .
ing," and ara c!', . 1 f
columns of the J-iu. --.a 1 . '
them we direct attention:
We have hot bjacI : 1
tion "art members of 0
fire compaaii s exeirj t f
tia duty r T,"s ca oh'f r
oplnio la ausw-r ti 1 . -tion,
and we re;;rt t Ca a'
the Attorney Gent i
tend to submit the mu : -Our
opinion is, that n.. .
an organized fire compc-y
special character eien'i t"
terms from militia cVy,
liable nnder tbe gn' ', :
Those whose charters t,j 1.
empt the tncmbors, are 111, ;
militia duty,
Section 39 of the miiil.'a 1
specifies the class of pcrnine. -empt,
but docs not inclu Je Si .
of any class. But the rensoa i
our opinion that members 0 1
ponies whose chartered r!u' -cludos
- exemption from " t:
duty, are exempt, notwiiiot.-
the silence of the law, is, t:. ' .
vested right or privilege ar-,-in
consideration of tnonev ' (
duty performed under la, c '
legislated away by gt'iei-l 1
Certainly not except the p;u t!
privileges be named in tlm y
law, and we have our doi.' e t
then of the legality of su h an t ;
actmcnt in such case. '..'- I
either time nor space to U.
the question at length, if in '
so plain a proposition seed t'
dation. ... , , , .
Thi Fuut in JurrxRKM. Ts:-
Sixteen Large Xutinert J.r
DettroytdsThe fire In Je"
Texas, on the morning of A
zn, destroyed an entire I!
which were sixteen of tLo 1
business houses of the cuy, .
Ing a loss estimated at from t
000 to I3OO.0U0, 120,0v0of v
are covered by insurance. '.
Jlmplecute says the fire wn ;.
doubtcdly the work of an fox. r.
ary, and that the affair is to 1 a ;
yestlgated. . The same paper ; '
the following list of auffurer. t
amount of their policies, an 1 -agents
representing the comj -in
which they are insured j.
buildings were all new a I
Towaae A Cterr, (Cottoa Bros.) i "
M. Hellbem. 4
Meaaait WtAv " ;
C. L. l'ltehwr,
Rinill a u., (rmlldinar)
WolKila,Lwia AAuaotaoa. "
Bloomtnginle, M
A. 1). Tullla. '.:
lilrea, luiohola SCO,
C Z Lowi tuiial, m .
WatahoMur A Jaoot.
Jej a lira., s
Bnte A MMwIy C. . Mrt?HI. 1
Hunter A Co.. Kew Oileaaatuw, v
K ( r Ira at Km " ii
i. W. Med. a
. LlvlBf BraaA thai Bean.
Bulwer says that poverty is n
an idea, nina naana mil ,!' 1
Some men with ten thousand,
lars a year suffer mora for tho
of uioana than othrre vitii -
thousand dollars, Tho rea .i .
me riener man has artiiktal
Ills InCOtrlO la tnn thnntiiml Ar, .
and he suffers enough from L.
uunneu ror unpaid debia to r" -sensitive
man. A man hn
dollar a day and does not run ia
uuui, ia tuo Happier or tho t'Aa.
Very few pplo who cava cc;..
been rich will held vs this; bui.
true There are thontands a- I
thousands with princely lncorr-3
who never know a moment's pea. j
bocauio tlicy live above their ns-:-
There is really mora hnnifi t-
the world among the working pen.
pie than there are among thoso m Li
are called rich.
Tan bavs a noiseless stmt pava
meut in London. part of Hoibov 1
has been laid with a amnnih .
ent MDhalt." over whtt h lha w!
of cabs and wagons roll wiUwi.
clatter. Tho Daily Uews deiaa.. .
that a fair trial should be given t s
this fiavemsnr. and lr,,l,iia. 1..
dreams of the day when traillo U
juoduud snail gnus through t..
streets "as noiselessly as the gen
dolus of Venice." , "
MAJOB GNKAL'a Sriira lT1
following are, says the Jacksas
i not, announced as the staff of
ficers by appointment of th Ma
jor General of Militia of Mis-!:.
Hiram T. FinW rr --3
Assistant Adjutant General, Aa.
JohrrA.Gulbreath, Colonel aaj
Assist' '. Quartermaster Gen
eral, i. -
Dr, J. L. Carter, Lieut. Colonel
and Assistant Surgeon General.
A. K. Long, JUujor and Aid-da-Camp.
E. K. Stafford. ,a 1
de-Camp. " w
Wi suggest that) when '' 4 L-
islature meets next v .: ;
either ((..aa imports...'. .
iU lie venue law, or 1
name thus: "An Act fs
the property of the.
BisBippL". p-n'i"
!f'""3. ;
A cosy-

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