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EEKLY TlOKSBUEG lBBAID.
VOL. XIII.
VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 10, 18,7.
NO.G
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Friday Morn in;, August 3.
Oar Ticket.
The most captious tad prejudiced
must acknowledge tjat the Demo
cratic parly of Mississippi bavo put
an excellent ticket in tbe field. It is
ticket which would command sac
cess despite any opposition that could
be orgautzed agaiust it, and to which the
Kcpubiicana themselves will be con
teat to accord an unobstructed " walk
oyer." ludced, as far a we are con
cerned, we could hare no reasonable
objection to any ticket made np from
the abundance of good material
at the disposal of tho Con
vention, and though we had
ojr favorite, whoso claims we advo
cated with whatever of ability we
may possess, yet it was not for want of
esteem and consideration for other as
piran I. Wo are satisfied and &hall give
tbe nominees a warm support.
Gov. Stone, of Thboniiugo coujty,
Is pre-enilueuily a man of the people,
from whose ranks be has carved his
way to distinction. At the breaking
out oi the war be was a country mer
chant, and lclt his home, at tbe first call
to arm;, in command of a company,
lie was repeatedly promoted for faith
ful services aud finally brevettcd
; Brigadier General for gallantry
on the field. On the close
1 of hostilities he returned with his
accustomed energy to the peaceful
pursuits of life, from which be was
soon called to public lorvice by tbe
almost unanimous choice of his coun-
ty people. He served two terms at
State Senator with great credit to hiru
'j self and was made Governor, by the
! resignation of Ames at a most critical
j period in tho history of our State. Ilia
' nam is, tberofore, closely associated
With the scenes and. incidents which
marked our emancipation from the
rale of political adventurers and plun
derers. Ills nomination is a well de
served endorsement of tbe fir nines? and
ability which has characterized his ad
ministration and a promise of honors
yet in store for bim.
Judgo W. II. Sim, tho nominee for
j Lieutenant-Governor, is a leading
member of the bar in this State, in full
' practice, bcltii the law partner of Col.
Sam. Meek, lie Las served with great
' honor in vinous public offices, more
( recently In the State Senate, where he
stood among the foremost in commit
tee work and debate. On the acces
sion of Gov. Stone to the Executive
Chair Ju.iifo Sims was unanimously
elected President, pro (em., of the Sen
ate aud made a personal friend of every
member of that body, by tho fairness
and ability with which be filled the
position. Should the functions of Gov
ernor ever descend to him, be will be
found equal to the duties of that office,
as he is to those of auy other withiu
the gift of the people.
Col. Kitiloch Falconer, our next
Secretary of State, Is perhaps more
widely known than any other of the
nominees, as h- was the able Adju
! -.sat-Geucral on Johnston' stud during
t, '.he war, and his " me t 'ts a familiar
f signature to Innumerable ordors, re
ports, furloughs, etc. He is alto well
1 known as an editor, having conducted
the Holly Springs Kcporter with great
ability and icons f'ir several years.
f - . t I,..,
vol. t . is a gentleman oi very ioiihihmi,
yet popular miMicr", a brilliant and
scholarly writer, a Democrat of the
truest steel, and highly qualified in
every way lo adorn tne p'see to whu'U
h will be elected.
l ii-ju. it. ij. uuiuiugw av, ::ie piceiii
iir T II. .. .1 .. . .. i
f Slate Treasurer, ban been tho recipient
)'' of one of the rarest and highest of all
compliments a nomiuatiou by accla-
' f
: 1
matlon, and without even the semb
lance of opposition. He has been tried
and approved by tiic people, and needs
no introduction at our bands.
Hon. Sylvester Gwinn, of Lawrence,
is comparatively a stranger to os, but
is well known in South Mississippi.
He is of the highly respected family of
Gwinn, who are among tbe oldest and
most influential citizens in tbat section
of the State. He is a man of great en
ergy and fine business qualities, and his
name was presented to the Convention
with a very strong and forcible en
dorsement by his county.
In the nomination of Hon. Tbos. C.
Calchings, we take a particular pride
and interest, not only because be is a
highly esteemed fellow-townsman, bnt
chiefly for tbe reasons that he is one of
the most brilliant and promising young
men in the State, and tbat it opens to
bim a career to which he is entitled by
talents and attainments second to none
of hi age in Mississippi. He has a fine
legal mind, thoroughly cultivated in
all that pertains to the practice and in
terpretation of the law and adorned by
all the accomplishments of the general
scholar and lUtralcur. He will bring
to tbe office tbe enthusiasm and energy
of an honorable ambition and give to
the discharge of its duties abilities of
the very highest order.
Geu. James Argyle Smith is one of
the most remarkable, as he is also one
of the best men on tho 'ickot. He re
signed a sword and epaulets in the
Federal army to cast his lot with his
brethren of the South; carried out a
company ; soon reached tbe grade of
Colonel, and was promoted to a Briga
dier General for gallantry on tbe
bloody field of Missionary Ridge,
where ha was desperately wounded.
'Since thii war he has been holding
the plow, gaining an honest and
hard-earned livelihood in the good old
scriptural way. So little aspiration
had ho for office that he neglected to
apply for tbe removal of his political
disabilities until a year or so ago. He
is a" West Pointer," aud will couduct
his office with military order, regulari
ty and precision, aud exact the same
from all subordinates. The Conven
tion could not have made a better se
lection for Superintendent of I'ublic
Education.
The Baptist! Colored nimloBary
ttara.
MII6ION ABIES AITOIXTED AT OREIN-
VILLI, Mill., JULY 30, BY TUt BAPTIST
MISSIONARY IXICUT1VB BOARD OT MIS
SlSSirn AXD LOUISIANA.
Rev. M. M. Mointyre Yazoo
county.
Kev. J. Smith Adams county,
ltev. Mr. McCrary Carroll county.
Rev. N. Collins, Sharkey county.
Uev. R. R. Downe Tunica county.
Rev. T. Nappcr Louisiana.
Kev. J. Crucsaw Chicot, Ark.
Rev. J. Colman Franklin county.
Rev. U.E. Hunter aud A.J. J.Thom
as Lincoln and Lawrence counties.
Rev. James Shaw Holmes county.
Rev. Mr. Grlmaton and J. Taylor
Washington and Sunflower counties.
Rev. U. W. Waikcr Coahoma county-
Rev. J. W. Hodge Warren county.
Rev. J. Smith Jefferson county.
Rev. R. Pollard Carroll Parish, La.
Rev. S. P. Watson Copiah county.
Rev. J. Smothers Claiborne coua-
y.
Rev. J. Briscoe St. James, La.
Rev. L. Christmas Alcorn county.
Rev. J. Lewis Rankin county.
Rev. Wm. Ray Wilkinson county.
Rev. George N. Johnson I'iko
county.
I'.ov. S. Moore -Bolivar county.
Kev. C. W. Diggs Issaquena county-
Revs. A. H. Davis aud A. Henry
Hinds, Madison and Leake counties.
Rev. I). Hlggins Oktibbeha, Simp-
eon, uesoto.anuurcnaiia counties.
Revs. it. Uibson an t J. .. 1'. Wil
liamsMississippi Island, Wilkinson
countv, tjaneviiic, tunica, aud last
and West Feliciana missions.
Rev. C. PolUrd-MHduoii Parish,
La.
Rev. II. Holllng' t'wndes county.
Rev. H. V. Wit. .f.i-. Cattahoula
Parish, La.
The following Miir tors were ap
pointed to preactt the uu.mal sermons
at the next Convention, to meet at Purt
Gibson, Miss: Kev. u. W. Uaylc, oi
Bolivar county, tbe Introductory ser
mon ; Ucv, J Smith, of Adams county,
altornate. Rev. J. Smothers, ot Clai
borne county, the Missionary Sjrmon ;
Rev. J. Thompson, of Warren county.
Doctrinal Sermon. Iljv. A. Swan, of
Adams county, tho Widow's Scrinou,
and the Rev. II. P. Jacobs, of Adams
county, to write the circular letters.
Rev. J. W. llndjie js tho Recording
Secretary, vice J. M. I'. William?, re
signed. It K V . It. I'Ol.LAUO, President.
.1. ! I. Williams, Kee-ird.n -eereUry.
Health, economy and gantrounniic
pleasure arc jewels in the cro su of the
housewife's skill. Mako them certain
by u-in only Doolev's Yeat IViw
iieii. A'ikoIuio lull woiuht, grcv
strength, Hiid purity of material, mid
surcness of reeull constitute thi (t.c
choice of thcd'tnestlccii'c! 'or biking
purpose'.
PRESIDENT HAYES.
A Soathiri Editor'! Istprttslsnt if Hln
Thinks Hla the Trie Frlsstf of thi
3onth-Ths South CiMpllamtsi by tbt
Prfildeat.
Washington, August 2. Major
Hearsey, editor ot tbe New Orleans
Democrat, who is on a brief visit to
this city, called on Secretaries Key and
Schorr., and subsequently with Secre
tary Key called on the President. Mai.
Hearsey expressed himself much grati
fied with tbe courteous reception ex
tended him, and with the very kindly
sentiments expressed by the President
toward the South. He thinks, indeed,
tbat lit is t&n earnest purpose of tne
President to be tbe Executive of the
South as well as of tbe other sections
ot tbe Union its true friend. In tbe
course of Ibe conversation, Mr. Hayes
expressed his gratification of the
peaceful attitude of tbe South
during tbe great riots, and re
marked, pleasantly tbat the two
most antagonistlo sections of tbe conn
try New England SBd tbe South-
were, during tbe excitement and con
flict, the most tranquil. Tbe President
alio expressed tbe bone that bo would
be able lo visit New Orleans during
the holiday vacation of Congress, and
was assured by tne editor ot tbe Demo
crat tbat he would be cordially wel
corned by the people not only ot New
(Jrleane, bulol tbe wbole State. Major
Hearsey referred to tbe recent postal
convention at Old Point Comfort, and
tbe kindly expressions of tbe President,
and also of tbe rostmaster-beoeral in
reference thereto, impress bim with the
conviction that every reasonable e Don
will bo made by tbe Administration to
furnish tbe Southern Stales with adc
quale postal service. To a party of
geutlenien, Major Hearsey stated that
nine-tenths of the white people of
Louisiana endorsed the prose:t;tion ol
the Returning Board, and would in
sist upon conducting the prosecution
vigorously to tbe conclusion. At the
same time, he said there was literally
no opposition to Mr. Hayes iu Louisi
ana, aud th no considerable body of
tbe peoplo that could be organized to
support or approve any civil or revo
lutionary process to disturb bim or
question his titlo to the Presidency.
Kmprrssse Court Optmloss.
Appeal from Warren Circuit Court, Marcli
term, it,,.
6TATIMENT 0? CABt.
Defendants owed plaintiff on a pro
msslory note. A copy of the note sued
on was filed with the declaration, but
was not a literal copy of the note in
this, that the copy did not recite (as
tho original note did) that tbe instru
meut bore Interest at 6 per cent. On
the trial, in th Circuit Court, counsel
for defendants below objected to tbe
note being ofiVred in evidence, for tbe
reason tbat a literal copy of tbe note
sued on was not filed with tbe declara
tion. Tbe objection was overruled,
and tbe note went to the jury. There
was a verdict for Acuff et al. Leitch
aesigus for error the action ot the Court
below in permitting tbe note to go to
the jury.
I orisios.
i 'i'l.ero was no material variance be
I uvitii tho unto declared on a copy of
which was filed with the declaration
I and thtt offered In evidence. Tbe words
n iih interest at per cent, were sur
. iuage aud wholly immaterial. They
i minht have been erased by the page
niihout constituting au alteration of
note, for the presence or absence of
these words does uot, in auy way, af
fect the logal lauguage of tbe note
which, with or without them, bore In
terest at C per cent, per annum from its
date. Tho objection to the note, as evi
dence, was properly overruled, and the
judgment is atlirmed.
VAJli ollu, -jungc
HfTentte nutrlcu tl Deputy
Collector.
Hon. II. C. Powers has organized the
Rcvenuo Districts and appointed tbo
sub-Collectors ns fo'.lows:
First Division, composed of the
counties of Warrfin, Claiborne, Jeffer
son, Adams, Wilkinson and Franklin,
Dr. R. 11. Walker, Deputy Collector;
allies at Vicksburg.
Second Division, composed of the
counties f Hindu, Copiah and Kinkiit,
M. M. MrLrod, Deputy Collector,
office a: Ju lcsou.
Fifth Division, compose! ol t lie
counties of Jone. Wavne, Smith, das
per, Clark, Lauderdale, Newton and
Scott, Judgo Wm. M. Hancock Deputy
Collector, office at uuitman.
Tenth Division, composed of the
counties ot Madison,' Leake, Attala,
Yazoo, IIolmc, Carroll, Montgomery,
Grenada anil Tallahatchie, K. A. Walk
er Deputy Collector, office at Canton.
Eleventh Division, composed of the
counties of Coahonfa, Bollvtr, Sun
flower. Lellii'C, WaHbmg'on, lsaiuo
ua and Sharkey, Capt. J. W- Uobuim
Deputy Collector, office (reenvill
ONKofthe most wonderful invi.-n-ti
ms of tho age is Dooi.tv'i YAr
I'uwuei:. It makes the science !
cookery so simple aud city that s
young child or the dullest servant i tn
readily comprehend it. It makes a
po-ir cook a sjood otn-. an I a go-id one
it i"iii-- t the rtuk yt ur-ist iu tti
kitchen. I h' tietiuine i ! I only in
liu ' Jin-.
Tur. Ciiiimilnis Enquirer has dam
il'o.I iiik- uohort V. Painr-r, t ptiy.si-
c nn, : 11 t hf mini oi fjou.uuu. inn.! en-
j lerprising sheet seoms to be iii-tiflen-tit
i as to the result oi tne suit
THE STATE CONVENTION.
Actlsi if Oie Dsy-Aa laisisass Attssd-
ncs-Patrlotlssi and Intelligence
Gia. fiteriVi Addrtss-Tbs Cob
initarlal Coatttt-Noulai-tlta
ef Csvsrier Stsai,
Etc, Etc., Eto.
Special correspondence of tbe Herald.1
Jacisox, August 1, 1877.
The Democratic State Convention
met in tbe Hall of the lower branch
of the Legislature to day at 11:30
a.m., with General J. Z. Georgo in tbe
cbalr, and Marion Smith, Secretary.
The Convention was convened in obe
dience to a call of tbe State Executive
Committee, and we have never seen a
larger or more intelligent body of men
assembled toeetber within tha halls
wherein I write. Tbe gallery was full
and tbe body of tbe House dldu't have
an open aisle or a vacant seat. When
order was restored, Gen. George, tbe
Chairman, said he felt Impelled to
say a few words before retiring from
the position he then occupied, and
spoke as follows ;
In performing tbe duty of oiienlni; this
Convention, I leel Impelled, vuder me tie-
culiar eirouiostancee, to say a few words;
sou u invae woras win rotate so tue ru.
ture, and may wear tbe appearance ot ad
monition, 1 trust tbe Conveoliun will a
cribe my remarks to tbelr true souree,
which Is tbe deep Interest I leel In tbe wel
fare of the State, and not, because Ibis
course is unusual, to any assumption on
my part ol tbe right to advise or warn.
Tne results ol tbe elections ot 1875 and
KM have placed tbe Democratic and Con
servative party la indisputable sway In
this Mate, and lor tbe present, St least,
nave wnuiiy uuurgauueu tbe Kcpublican
party.
This condition of affairs is fortunate,
when considered -s a tribute to tbe virtue,
lDtHligence, and patriotism of our party,
and as a condemnation ol tbe principles
and practices of our late opponents.
Wuen considered in another aspect.lt,
however, is seen to be not ail good, for it
la fraufbt with crest dangers, which can
'Wily be avoided by wisdom, moderation,
una uiruess.
Fr m undisnuted sunremacv. come first
divisions as to minor questions of policy
differences enaendered by rivalries among
men. and, finally, II this tendency be not
arrested, UialctUKration and political
death.
We gained our present ascendency bv
aa unaeltltb devotion to tbe public weal;
narmony in council, union la action, a
yielding up of personal aspiratiuns and
personal resentments, for tbe ommon
good. We will lose it when we sball cease
to be governed by the same high motives.
Circumstauced as we are, tbe supremacy
of the Demooratie-Caoservative party in
Mississippi isa necessity. Its destruction,
or division Into hostile tactions, would
alike render Impossible an honest and ef-
ooieni aaminieirauon oi government.
Division nieane an appeal to tbe woret
elements of the Republican party, lo se
cure the mas'.cry to tbe contenoing fac
tions. In tbe response to tbat appeal Is
tbe dcatb-knell to good government in
Mississippi.
Whatever, therefore, may happen, we
must settle our disputes and differences
among ourselves. We must invite no hos
tile, no alien arm to givo support snd
weight to cno as against another. There
ean oe no settlement l any question upon
which we may divide tbat will so barm tbe
people of Mississippi as the victory of one
section ot tue party over another, secured
by tbe aid of tne common enemy of both.
Uitherto we have ticen forced into una
nimity by the ever pressing evils of mal
administration. Vie wero united from tbe
instincts ot self-preservation. Now, the
same union and harmonious action must
reault irom wise and conciliatory counsel;
from a determination to render faithful
service to the 6UU-, and from a dispensa
tion ol tqtial and exact justice tj all se
tlone and all classes of tbo party.
Whilst I tnus pieau lor union and har
mony, as essential to the salvation ol tue
Stale, there yet remains one other calam
ity, greater, il possible, than tbe overthrow
or division ol the Democratic Conserve
tive party. Tbat calamity will be upon us
wben the party sball so tar forget Its bigb
mission as to permit Itself to bo made tne
instrument ol elevating into power and in
fluence, men who hav no otliti interest
in tbo politics of tho lita'.e tu n to advance
their ncreonal fortunes.
Our needs are just, ni .. a We policies
carried out by pure and i .. . otic m n.
For me last ten years i. struggle lias
been to overthrow uinn; ' , and to secure
tbe power and nppnrtu i. I self-government.
Tlio evils M iiicu . I'.Kleil society,
and th-; still greater i . wbieb were
tiirealened, were so pi . iiir, so deadly,
wiRtber considered as mux tine orr ma-
teri..l interests or loo moral and intel
lectual condition of our people, tbat in tbe
long and exhausting contests tur tue over
tnrow of Itadicalism, little elso was con
sidered tuin the means m success. We
were without a poti-y bey on i iue deter
mination Unit economy snould supersede
waste, and honesty and competency
should expel vice and ignorauce from
oUieiul lile. Tbo particular measures by
wbich a people cau bo made great and
prosperous did not attract our attention.,
Whilst engaged In tbe despeiate strug
gle to rescue tbe ship from pirates, we had
no time to consider how the voyage should
lie made prosperous, but only bo suip
wreck might be prevented.
Now, It behooves us to consider rare
fully what measures will most pr-mper
and advance our people, and to seo mat
tin y are adopted.
We are to try t. solve, ir solution be
possible, tbe gieal prolileui of imuing a
Uomogeneous political s rifyo'.it o! the
dlveisc races whlen oe-u y oiir territory.
V e arc to woik out, it li , i o - ooue, aow
two di'linet peoples, i .: t .. a.i e-mail-tut
oust and liv'i, -n,i, uud natural
rl-ibn ni'i.il in political p-iwi r, tnit un
equal in all thin,- else can be nioulite-i
so lar into one b to tie oapahlu ol hsr-UlOllioll-
olnic.il uc-ti n.
It wlli no louipr sudioe a- a slogan t
summon tbe pvp!o to i olttlcal cont.-s'.s.
that ltatllealisiu U odious and corrupt.
The memory oi too i, any wrongs it in
ilicteil on ii- may well be sept sreen as an
h ecntive to aiio and virtu r.iiu-tioii, and
to slccplcs ai:4 e.ci'nul vigilance; 'oil
Matoen r panic i-u.i liv.-m. tiu in .-miry
ol pait iiojidv uieott of ti.cir v.vn, i
on tbo I'Fcolli-cliort of Hie past climes ai. I
lollies ol their adversarie.
The pivsei.t piesses ou us: its need arc
ctiictg.'iil ai.'l eN.'.'cnt; ao I At- iinisi pro
vide for them. The illimitable future la
before us; we must forecast, iu ma mee(
it demands.
We have tbe power; there are none to
dispute it, nor obetruot the reforms we
may propose, nor us measures we may
adopt.
Bus we must remember, that to this
great power and erand opportunity to do
Kood.le superadded the still greater re
sponsibility tbat this power be wisely
meat mis opportunity be not wasted, but
improved to the uttermost.
The wise and just constitutional policy
of President Hayes, In
tlon. beinc in exact a
peot to our seo-
rdance with the
principles of the Democratic party, com
pletes the restoration of the Booth, to its
puce in me union, we are now A men.
cans, with no brand of Inferiority uron us
This is even conceded by our worst ene
mies. We must, therefore, discbarge our
duties as American citizens, insisting on
aa equality of benefits, as we art willlni
to bear our soars oi tne common ouraens
of the Government. Our statesmanship
must embrace tbe whole country, seeking
to advance tbe common Interests, tbe oem.
mon happiness and the general welfare of
tbe American people.
And Having under our immediate con
trol, as Mlssisslpplans. tbe destinies of a
ieopie wnose aoeumuiatea weaitn nas
leen destroyed by a devesting- war. and a
subsequent misrule more devastating than
war a people wnose prosperity and future
greatness must, therefore, depend upon
tne facilities with which the rewarde of
labor and enterprise may be Increased and
stored away as capital, It will be our
especial duty to take care tbat the hardy
sons of toll, whose energies are to redeem
our lost prosperity, sball receive every
encouragement and recognition which Just
ana uoerai laws oan give vnem.
me mission oi our nam is to make tne
State great and prosperous, to elevate and
Improve tbe condition of iu people, art to
advance the political fortunes nor to re
press tbe aspirations of any one.
ten are epaemerai: is is ot out nine
concern what may happen to any one of
us, as snooting merely nia -poiiuoai tor-
tunes, w s trust mat tne state may os
perpetual, and that tbe party organiza
tion, tnrougn wnicn we serve aer, may
last for many generations. Hence, whilst
In our sciion, no Injustice must be done to
say one, and scrupulous fair dealing must
be maniiesled towards all sections of tue
parly and towards all Its members, and a
gonerous recognition snouia oe extended
to worth, virtue, ability and past services,
yet tbe spirit and soul of our procetdlngs
must show that the supreme object of our
organisation is tue puono gooo, toe aa
vaneemcntoi toe common weai; ana 10
this end all individual aspirations, all
personal considerations, must dive way
Tbe Itepuhlloaa party was driven from
power iu discrace. because it never learn-
ed this great lesson, it appeared to have
no other mission tnan to perpetuate us
own existence-no other reason fur existing
man to enjoy tue nonors auu emoluments
of official position.
Its fate will be our fate if its alms bs our
aims. Our party must die wben It becomes
unlit to live.
If, remembering the horrors ot Radical
misrule, from wiuou we have happily es
caped, we enau rigotiy apprenenu tne
grand opportunities for good, and the
blgh dutiee and grave responsibilities
which Democratic and Conservative as
cendancy has given and imposed on ua,
and if Impressed with this memory, an
wun tnese auties and responsibilities, ws
sball bring to tbe work of regenerating
Mississippi, and making her people happy,
prosperous and great, minds unclouded by
passion or scbemee for personal aggran
dizement or personal resentment, the la
bore of thle Convention will redound to
ibe present and future glory of the Com
monwealth. I invoke tbe favor of heaves tbat your
action shall be In this spirit; and now for
the accomplishment of theee great ends,
I declare ibe Convention opened.
The address was listened to with pro
found interest and attention and pro
voked general applause at lutervals
throughout its delivery. Tbe address
tluished and the cannon's loud pro
claim ended, tbe roll of delegates, by
Slate?, was called, after wbich tbe
uamcs of tho following gentlemen were
placed iu nomination tor permanent
Chairman : Gen. S. J. Gholson, of
Monroe; (ion. W. H. Miles, oi Yazoo,
and Col. J. S. Btiley, of Tallahatchie
county. Gen. Gboltoa received 133
votes; Gen. Miles 92, and Col. Bailey
'22. The chair then announced that
Gen. Gholson, having received a ma
j ni-y of all tne votes cast was declared
i ho Chairman elect, when a motion pre
vailed making the selection unanimous.
On motion of our yonng friend," Col.
Felix Labauve, a committee of three
was appointed to conduct the Chair
man elect to tbe Chair, and this com
mittee, consisting ot Messrs. Miles,
Bailey and Barksdale, performed tbe
duty assigned promptly and pleasantly.
The old hero, putting his "empty
slec7o'' upon 'be stand, returned the
usual thanks for the honor conferred,
remarking that this wss about ail left
to him to say after the able and ex
haustive aJdress of his predecessor,
Geu. George, as to the duty of the peo
ple. It was usual to make promises,
and he. like other, who had gone that
way before, could " -.!y pledge fidelity
to the peopie and the Litem's of the
entire commonwealth.
Upon trotioa of Col. Allen, of Lee,
the members of the State Executive
Committee were instructed to take
seats In the body of the hall, without
requiring a vo'e. When th.- subject of
a Secretary came up, tbe oi l secretary
of the State Executive Committee,
Marion Smith, K'q., declined the nom
ination, when Col. J. L. Power, wss
elected by acclamation. Sl.c!!-y Har
ris, of Copiah, was cii-cted Aisistant
Secretary, who will be aided by T. J.
Stoke , Esip, o( Noxubee. W. T. Hol
land was elected Sorgcant-ai-Arms,
with J. W. Lmgley aud Jas. Galcerau
assistR'.r-.
.1. T. i' -oivett, of Yazoo, raoveJ that
a Comni.ttce composed of two do'e
4H'c iroiu each Congressional DIs
Hie !) appointed ou resolutions, and
that t'.e re-i)!u-loij offered bo submit-
to 1 without debate. Mr. Wright, of
arron, thought ttie resolution ollerod
should iuciudo papers concerning the
ji'.iii inn, and that suggestion, iu the
shape of an amendment, was incor
porated in Mr. I'rewett's original reso
lutiou and cdopted making it read
that a Cmnuiittee of two Irom each
Coucesiional District be appointed on
all re- .itions on platform, and that'
tbe tame be submitted without debate.
Under this resolution the Chair ap
pointed aa follows: J. C Frewett,
Chairman; First District F. Barry
and J. A. Blair; SeeonA District L.
y. C Lamar and J. 8. Bailey : Third
District John Powell and 11.1 Jar
nlgan : Foor'h District J. G Frewett
and S. U. Ten-all j Fifth District E.
Barksdale and T. E. Cooper t Sixth
Dlstrlet-H. N. Van Eaton and B. V.
Booth.
Mr. Baker, of Hontstomenr. offered
a resolution that the basis of represen
taiion in tne Lower House or tue Leg
islature under tbe Aot of tbe Legisla
ture of 1877 ; provided no county snail
nave iesa wan one Tote, wbich was
hurriedlv adopted; bnt at this would
reduce warren county's representation
two votes, Mr. Booth spoke against It,
wnen uot. Alien, of Lee, came to the
rescue with a proviso that Warren
county should have ten votes In tbe
Convention, wbich was unanimously
adopted, and tbe Convention adjourned
until i p.m.
APTKKXO0M RISSIOH.
The Convention met pursuant to ad
journment Mr. Robertson.of DeSoto,
movea tne body proceed to tne nomi
nation of a candidate for Governor.
Mr. Barry thought such action should
be delayed until after the Committee
on Platform reported.
Mr. Case, of Itwamba. taeeeated
that the Convention first settle the
question, as to how the delegates
should nominate. Mr. Barksdale, or
Hinds, moved that tbe Convention now
proceed to nominate a candidate for
Governor, and tbat tbe candidate hav
ing a majority of the votes, shall be de
clared tbe nominee. A delegate moved
to amend by Inserting tbe two-thirds
instead oi tbe majority rate. Major
Barksdale said tbe two-thirds role wm
something new in Deroocratio Conven
tions and an innovation, when a vote
by eonntlet was taken npon laying tbe
two-thirds rnle on tha table, which re-
salted as follows : Laying on the table
in, against it 50. Tbe majority reso
lution Ming adopted, nominations
were annouueed lo order.
A motion that in presenting tbe
names of gentlemen for Gubernatorial
honors, no complimentary speeches be
made, elicited considerable discussion,
and it was finally decided in said
motion being sustained, which came
from Mr. Morgau of DeSoto. To give
satisfaction a second vote waa taken,
and again tbe Convention, to the dis
appointment of a few, declared no
speeches should be made. Mr, Van,
Eaton, of Wilkinson, placed the name
of Gen. B. G. Humphreys In nomina
tion ; F. Barry, of Clay, Governor J.
M. Stone; W. W. Humphries, of
Lowndes, General Eobert Lowry;
General W. F. Tucker the name of
General W. S. Featbertton, of Mar
ball. After an adjournment for late
dinner, the balloting eommenoed and
we condense It as follows i
riBST BaLlOT.
Humphreys BOX Lowry 80).
Stone Featherston,...20
Xeceoeary to a choice, 123.
SICOMD BALLOT.
Lowry 02 "tons 83
Humphreys 44 Feathers ton ....SO
THIRD BALLOT.
Lowry Qfi'j Stone 83
Humphreys iX Featbcrston ....lajj
VOL'KTH BALLOT.
Stone M-i Lowry K
Humphreys 47 teatberston ....14
FIFTH BALLOT.
Lowry '.3i 8 tone
Humphrejs !; Featherston .....V
tllnl BALLOT.
Lowry 100S Btone
Humphreys tu; Featherston ....lo)
KKVKNTH BALLOT.
Lowry 0S' Btone 98M
Humphreys tllji Featherston ....10
Here a recess was taken until eight
o'clock p.m , and when the body came
together, balloting was resumed. J
XIGHTU BALLOT.
Liwry tWS-6 8tone mi
Humphreys i9 Featherston ,...18
At this juncture there was consider
able excitement and confusion, and for
oni moments the Chairman could
hardly hoar his own gavel. When tbe
noise subsided, Mr. Van Eaton, of
Wilkinsou county, withdrew the name
of Governor Humphreys, wbich waa
followed by a good deal of noise,
aud only subsiding when tbe announce
ment was made to call for the .
-SISTH BALLOT.
ftoi.o m Lowry 103 8-6
Keaiuerion lDJ Humphreys ..
Mr. Harris, of Marshall, here stated
that be wished to withdraw tbe name
of Gen. Featherston, leaving the con
test to Stone and Lowry. It was plain
the former gentleman bad gained con
siderable more strength than was an
ticipated, and tbe friends of Gen. Low
ry seeing this, worked with renewed
vigor. The announcement of tbe
tenth ballot created considerable con
fusion, and noma delegations asked
time to reflect before voting. Mar
shall eo uty w nt ont for consultation,
and upon - return of the delegates
there was a call for tbe
TKItrH BALLOT.
Stone 1.55 Lowry loi
The chair announced tbe result amid
the wildest excitement, and tbe im
mense throng begun to withdraw, un
til it wss announced Col. Lamar wonld
speak. We left bim addressing a
large audience at a late hour, and we
may allude to his speech in our next.
To-morrow the balance of the State
offices will be nominated, and then
follows site sine die. Warren and ether
Humphreys counties went over solid
to Stono on the last two bal ots, when
It became plain there was no possible
nope oi nis election.
ALTER IQO.

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