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NO. 48
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Friday Morning, May 24, 1878.
Senator Lamar's ipeech io favor of
the Texas Pacific Railroad will bave
great effect.
Is tbe Senate when tbe bill came op
to put Gen. Sbleldi on tbe retired Hit,
Blaine and Bill had a wordy battle,
proToked by tbe former. Hill nsed ap
Blaine io badly that he will not tackle
tbe Georgia Senator again toon.
THiNew Orleane Picayune U of the
opinion that tbe debate In tbe Senate
oo Monday, and tbe adoption of Mr.
Sargent'e amendment to tbe Shield)
bill, may be regarded at an opening of
the Grant campaign for Ibe succession.
The Commune is assuming formida
ble proportions in tbe North. Re
cently there were ten thousand in pro
cession in St. Louis, and speeches were
mado and listened to uu.lcr the red
flags. Thcro sro Immense organiza
tions in Cincinnati, CLicigo an 1 Phil
adelphia also.
The Pennsylvania Democratic plat
form has the true ring on the financial
question. If tbe Democratic part bad
taken the stand years ago that the
Pennsylvania Democrats took yester
day on thia vital question, it would
have been much better for the party
and ten-fold better for the people. Re
publican financial mismanagement has
cauied trouble in this country that can
not be estimated. We trust the Dem
ocrats will carry Pennsylvania by such
a majority that no one will be able to
doubt tbe significance of tbe victory.
Mr. Robertson, Cbairmao of tbe
Levee Committee, has reported bill
appropriating 13,671,571 for repairing
and constructing levees io tbe Missis
sippi valley. Our friends in tbe North
will in all probability kill this bill, and
then off ir us a lot of anti-subsidy and
anti-internal Improvement resolu
tions. If this bill should pass,
Mississippi's portion of it is very
small. It is said this is tbe esse
because tbe levees in this State are
better than those in Louisiana and
Arkansas. If they are, the people have
been taxed beyond endurance to make
them so.
A Disastrous Rain Storm-Damage Sus
tained at Denver, and by Several Rail
roads. Denveii, May 23. There was a ter
rific .toiru of rain over a large area in
Douglass and El Paso counties in this
State, yesterday afternoon. It Is be
lieved to have beeu most violent along
the span of Rocky Mountains which
separates the headwaters of the Arkan
sas and Platte rivers. Cherry creek,
which empties into tbe Platte at Den
ver, wblcb is ordinonly dry, was sud
denly deluged at one o'clock this morn
ing, and In less than one hour the en
tire western portion of the city was
flooded, seven bridges swept away, and
a large tot of other property destroyed.
Owing to tbe efficiency and industry
of tbe fire department, tbe entire pop
ulation of tbe diatrict devastated was
aroused io time to escape, and it is
now believed that no lives have been
lost in this city other than that of an
unknown man, whose body was fonnd
io a freight car, where he bad probably
been asleep. Tbe flood Involved scv
eral other trains oo either side of tbe
Tbe Denver and Rio Grande Rail
road lost a bridge near Colorado
Springs, interrupting the running of
trains on mis ena oi me roea to-aay.
Three bridges were swept away on tbe
Kansas Pacific Kaiiroaa.
A freight train on that road, contain
Ins? eighteen can, broke tbrongb i
bridge over tbe Kiowa river, bnrying
with it John A. Baker, engineer, and
Frank Seedon tnd John Pratt, firemen.
A note received states mat aeons ana
drift from Cherry Creek lodged against
the Colorado Central itaiiroau Dnuge
crnaa Platte river, forced out a portion
of supports. This road also sustained
considerable damaged on its Cheyenne
division, bnt Drobablv Its trains sod
those of tbe Denver and Rio Grande
Railroad will move regularly to-mor
row afternoon.
Oar Frleads la the 3lorh.
There is no denying tbe fact, that tbe
South has been much disappointed at
tbe action of the Northern Democrats
since tbe assembling of Congress.
Tbey have shown much more anxiety
to prepare for future success, witb
themselves in tbe lead, than tbey bave
to give onr section tbe least bit of
justice. There bu grown up among
them a very strange antl-subsldy feel
ing, just at tbe time when it Is neces
sary to do sometbiog for tbe develop
ment of tbe vast territory in the South
west. After tbe North has received
Inestimable benefits in this way, it Is
suddenly discovered that tbe principle
is very wrong. We wouldn't object
to this discovery so much only that it
seems to bave been made expressly to
bar tbe South from receiving aid such
as tbe North has already bad. In
addition to this there seems to be s
sort of nervousness among our friends
in tbe North, lest the South commit
some error. The action of our friends
about tbe New Orleans mint was very
strange, and tbe South feels its effect to
this day. In fact, the action of our
friends about every Sonthern measure
seems strange and cannot be explained.
Some of the Northern Democrats bave
abused us roundly for our pacific action
in tbe matter of the decision of tbe
Presidential question, and tbe balance
of them take It out in giving us advice
but no help. Wben we were suffering
from negro rule, they advised us to be
quiet, and now that we ask a little fair
play in the matter of Governmental
aid, they advise us to be quiet. Tbe
Northern Democrat seems to think
that tbe only political business tbe
Southern Democrats should engage In
Is to be quiet aud to voto for Northern.
Democrats at every National election
la our opinion, thh will not auswer iu
the South mu;a longer. The South is
Conservative and eares nothing for
National positions. She is willing
that our liiends in the North shall have
all these, but when she asks lor what
ail the world knows to be reason
able and just, she doesn't want
to be snubbed aud given a dose of ad
vice. The South is now, and has been
for some time, asking for aid to con
struct a railway across Southern soil to
the Pacific ocean. This is reasonable
and just. A vast amount of aid was
given to construct tho Union and Cen
tral Pacific roadi, and the South is pay
ing her portion of the debt thus incur
red, and it is therefore only right and
reasonable that she should receive sim
ilar aid. If she should be prevented
from getting it by our friends in tbe
North, she will certainly in tbe future
prize such friendship very lightly.
Senator Lamar has made a great speech
in tbe Senate, setting forth tbe benefits
of a Southern transcontinental railway.
In his speech be appealed particularly
to the Senators from New England to
support the measure, as it is a measure
of great National importance. The
Senator will receive the thanks of tho
South for his great tll jrt iu her behalf.
Ilis appeal should have great effect up
on all reasonable people in the N'jrh,
and it may even bentiit :he Sou'h with
the conservative Republican. I: was
such au able appeal that we are sorry
that he did not a!o direct it particular
ly to our friends in the North, t ricn 1?
ought always to re-pond to au aj.p'.-a!,
and we must all acknowledge that our
friends in the North seem to need ap
pealing to Very earnestly, when any
thing more than a Ivice is asked by the
Sou'.b. He surely could not have im
agined tlai there is more chance of the
New England Republicans respouiling
favorably than there is of a favorable
response by our friends in the North.
A Pre sty Conservative Piaa
Tbe Greenville Times and the Port Gib
son Reveille iay tbat toe press and tbe
people oi mis District are almost unani
mously in favor of Gen. Chalmers's re
election to Congress. In our opinion there
is not a man in lb District who can beat
blm. Thia county and city regard his re
election as a matter already decided upon.
in iaci, we see no eartniy reason oi Dom
ing a Conventios in tbe District. All tbe
papers will announce bis name at tbe
proper time, and tbat is all tbat is requir
ed. Vicksburg Herald.
A pretty, a very pretty plan, that :
but while you are abolishing the pre
liminaries of an election, Broiher
Wright, wouldn't it be just as well to
abolish the election itself? You and a
few other particular friends and favor
ites of Gen. Chalmers, could write i
modest little missive to that gentleman,
telling blm to bold over Indefinitely
You would thereby prevent the ex
pense and excitement of a political
canvass, and be certain of securing
your man into tbe baraain.
Of course a few old fogy Bourbons
might be sort o' dumsquizzled by tbe
proceeding. They might even grumble
a grumble. But don't mind 'em.
Chalmers suits you and your little Con
servaitve clique, and wbat need you
care if a majority of his Democratic
white constituents are down on him?
Go on, Brother Wright I Go oo with
this most recent departure. But don't
do things by halves. Okalona States.
We haven't heard of any Democrat
who desires to mo against General
Chalmers, lie made a splendid can
vass and carried a District that had
been given op for lost, and the knowl
edge of this fact, coupled with his
record in Congress, baa caused bis con
stituents to decide almost to a man on
bis re-election. But tbe States is mis
taken in supposing that we are opposed
to a Convention if anybody desires
one. Chalmers can beat any man in tbe
District in a Convention, and then be
can beat any man tbe opposition can
put up against him. Thankful for the
solicitude tbe States displays In the af
fairs of this portion of tbe State, we
beg to direct its attention to tbe resolu
tions of 98.
The Storm aNatarday oa Una
flower Stiver.
On Str. Faih Flay, Sunflower Ri viri
slay HI, vnt.
Editor ol tbe Herald:
Tbe storm of Saturday evening, May
18ib, 1878, was one of the most violent
remembered by anyone living on Sun
flower river. Without doubt it was
tbe most extensive in its range. The
effect le visible at all points along this
river from the Yazoo north to Faisonia,
and tbe contiguous country, were also
visited by the fearful storm as reported
by citizens from the several neighbor
hoods. The ronte seems to bave been
from tbe South nearly due north, and
up the Sunflower river, leaving the
river when tbe direct course of the
wind would cross the bends.
Its greatest severity seems to have
been in Sunflower county. At the
mouth of Indian Bayou, tbe destruc
tion of green forest trees on both sides
ol the river is almost entire. Opposite
II. O. Vick's it was very severe,
ami more so at Hutching', on whose
house a tree fell, tearing away a part
of it, but without harm to the inmates.
From that place to Johustouvillc, and
for miles on the south along Mound
Birou, the wreck of trees and fences
aud bouses was awful. But at John
ston villa the greatest force of the tor
nado must have been expended. This
resulted : the falling of trees, moving
of houses an I, worst of all, the entire
deitructio i of tbe new Episcopal
Church. Vhia bouse of worship had
been completed only a few years, fur
nished in good taste, ceiled aud painted,
with camets. orean. aud n every re
sped suited to the purposes intended,
and in a few moments all was scattered
around by the wind and almost ruined
by tbe rain.
Tbe writer passed through the route
of the storm south of Johnstonville, or
down tbe river, and saw one negro
house with two trees which bad fallen
on It, and near by another witb trees
blown down so as to prevent ac
ceis to the bouse, bnt without in
uring the bouse. There were no
occupants seen Dyvour correspondent
bat they mik-bt have had inhabitants
who would not bave been injured.
Cattle have b "".i killed, and perhaps
manv not ve' tound. Jtoails are Im
passable ii' places. Providentially
there was d has ot Hie, nor is trie in
jury to crops such as to cause remark.
At Kinlocb and mouth of Dawson
Bivou the storm seems to have been
less severe than below, and neither
there nor south was the storm to be
compared to what it was above. In
stiuces of hair-breadth escapes from
being killed, and of men holding to
trees to prevent being blown away are
reli'ol oua ot them a Vieksburg
lawyer attending auuiiower urcun
Court. He can report for himself, and
may give you more fully and correctly
the details of this storm. E. G. C.
Col Fleet CoorEn, last Sunday
evening, delivered in Raymond, where
it was very much needed, an excellent
and ell jc.ive temperance address. The
Itaymoul Gazette has the following
handsome notice of it :
At an early hour In the evening tbe
sea ini; capacity ot me courtroom was
tilled tbe citizens io a body being
present. After prayer, Col. Cooper
was ttuiy introduced, wnen n deliver
ed most pleasantly and forcibly, one of
ibe most appropriate, eloquent and
cbaste addresses we ever beard. The
audience was most attentive through
out, fully appreciating the magnitude
of the question involved, aod evincing
their pleasure and delight witb tbe ad
dress. Col. Cooper bavins concluded, a res
olution was offered and adopted, ex
tending tbe thanks of tbe citizens for
Ibe address, and requesting a copy for
publication. Col. Cooper bu consent
ed, and the address will be published
in thle paper as soon as it can be pre
pared for the press.
A number of additions were made
to tbe Temperance roll and the meet
ing adjourned until Tuesday night of
next week. , ,
The Times publishes a new version
of the May-Bennett duel, setting forth
tbat May fired as the word was given
and missed, while Benoett could not
get the trigger of his pistol to work.
Thereupon May set himself up as a
tariret. but Bennett refused to shoot
The truth is that neither party could
have been burt, as both pistols, by
agreement between the seconds, were
loaded witb mustard-seed instead of
balls. N. Y. Star.
Affairs at Washington.
Chalmers's speech oa the tixas pa
Special to tbe Herald.
Washisotos, May 20, 1878.-Tbe
excitement over the Potter investiga
tion resolution last week has passed
away apparently ae one of tbe nine
days wonders. Hale, Garfield and
Couger did their best to achieve a Re
publican victory, but tbe determined
stubbornness of the Democrats proved
too much for them. There are various
opinions among the average atatesmen
aa to final results of tbe passage of tbe
It is claimed in well-informed
political circles that the Republi
cans will make tbe coming Fall cam
paign for Congressional elections tbe
hottest and most vigorous Bioce the
close of the war. Tbey will make a
desperate effort to secure tbe next
House of Representatives by regaining
tbe lost and doubtful districts of the
South by a thorough new organization
of the party leaders, and tbe free use of
money. Tbey will not touch a carpet
bagger, tbey must be native born. Tbe
committee selected for the Congression
al campaign by the Republicans bave
already commenced work in good
earnest for a complete and active or
ganization of their working force.
However, in this respect, tbe Demo
crats are not behind. They are hard at
work with tbe Hon. Joe Blackburn, of
Kentucky, as the chief director and
manager of the coming conflict for
Congressional bouors. lie is fully up
to all tbe movements of bis antagonists,
and will leave nothing undone tbat
will help to lead the Democratic party
to victory in tbe autumn elections. His
selection for the important position
which has been assigned him gives en
tire satisfaction to the party leaders.
The Texas and Pacific Railroad bill
will be called up in the Senate to-mor
row, and then tbe fun will commence.
Able speeches will be delivered for
and against the bill. Indications at
present point to its success in tbe Sen
ate The able efforts of Gov. Brown,
of Tennessee, (the Manager of the
road) to lay before Congroes and tbe
conntry, openly and fairly the question
involved, has gained lor tbe enter
prise many warm and able supporters.
Tbe Hon. J. R. Chalmers, of Mississip
pi, made tbe opening speech on the
subject in tbe House some days ago,
which was considered by critics tbe
entering wedge to tbe success of tbe
bill in that body. His forcible and
able arguments opened the eyes and
thoughts of many Southern members
who bad before been opposed to tbe
bill, and caused tbem to see that they
bad been laboring under a mistake.
Several have since declared in favor of
tbe measure, and will come to its sup
port. Johu Roach the millionaire ship
builder, of Chester, Pa., is hero asking
Congress to give him one hundred and
fifty thousand dollars per annum to
encourage bis commercial Brazilian
steamship line, under tbe cover and
disguise of a mail subsidy. Up to this
tiuio he has engineered tbe matter very
well, and if he does not strike a heavy
sea he may pull through, as he has
good navigators to work for him. Lit
tle did Democratic Senators aud Con
gressmen think when tbey accepted a
free ride in the palace cars to Chester
last April, to see Roach a new ship
launched, tbat they would so soon be
asked to return a hundred thousand
talents as an equivalent for tbe da'
pleasurable junket. Tbe roach is a
bony fhb and requires through masti
cation before digesting. Democrats be
ware of the halt.
Tbe able speech of Senator Coke, of
Texas, last week oo tbe repeal of the
resumption Act, has been much com
plimented by competent judges. Bis
arguments were original and forcible,
sbowInsT no oau completely mastered
tbe subject. Tbnrman, Bayard, Lamar,
Voorhees, Edmunds, and manv other
distinguished gentlemen, said it was
the best speech on me subject tbat bad
been made In the Senate for years.
There are several able Senators from
the South at present serving in that
dignified and honorable body. Coke,
as a new Senator, has already taken
very blgb position as a coming states
The Vicksbnrg Herald in speaking
of the State Press has this to say : "Onr
State owes a debt to its press that it
can never repay." We do not agree
with the Herald. On the contrary,
we insist tbat tbe debt can be paid, and
tbat it ought to be paid. "Two dollars
a year" is so small a sum that every
man can certainly afford to pay up, no
matter li oe is ueunqueai ior a dozen
years or more. lusymoud uazette.
The Pabiie School. asral-A
jw Words the Kedactlea
ef SMslarlee.
Mr. Editor: The nresent rlonm
outlook of the nuances of oor Public
School deserves the careful considera
tion or all thoughtful ones. A mote
in the public eye, at such a crisis as
this, and with regard to a matter in
volving anch weighty and cherished in
terests, onght to be plucked out with
no tardy band, in order tbat tbe people
may have ao insight to the tree state of
matters over which there at nresent
seems to hang a mist of uncertainty.
There was never a time in the history
of onr municipal affairs of greater mo
ment or aemanaing mat every step
forward should be taken upon ground
which has undergone cautious survey,
than tbe present. The twin vultures
of misrule and corruption In office
preyed upon tbe vitals of our city until
(not oeing endowed with the recapera
live power or tbe rrometblan liver)
prostrate ana exnausted, sne bu been
left chained to the rock of financial
depletion by an overwhelming debt.
These local eauses, together with those
oi a more general nature, resulting in
stringent times throughout the expanse
of the country, have mnde tbe people
loud and clamorous in their demands
for reform. And reform, so far as It
related to minor departments in which
there is least compensation to the great
est stress of labor, baa been prosecuted
with such vigor by those, who secure
in their almost sinecure dignities, have
never, except under compulsion, prac
ticed the laudable example commended
to others, by enriching the public
treasury from their fat emoluments,
mat symptoms or a strong reac
tionary movement are beginning to be
felt Tbe immense pendulum of popu
lar feeling has swung around from cor
ruption and prodigality often to tbe
other extreme, and Is now seeking by
natural laws its owns proper adjust
ment. But wben our Public Schools
the pride and ornament of our city
which have hitherto escaped every des
ecrating touch are converted by the
advocates of retrenchment into the
bastile of reform, it Is tlms to pause.
This Institution which has received the
full meed of praise from visitors, of re
fined, intellectual culture, from all por
tions of tbe State, needs no encomium
Irom oor bumble pen. Any effort to
Impair or cripple it, or to drag it down
irom me elevated plane in wblcb it now
moves we regard as ruinous as would
be tbe refusal of the members of tbe
body to perform their parts In supply
ing witb food the stomach. Months
bave elapsed, and while the prospect
of tbe teachers obtaining tbelr salaries
has become "beautifully less," tbelr
merchants' accounts are dally assuming
more startling' proportions, upon
whose sboolders rests tbe blame, wben
there are.flve; thousand dollars (15,000)
in tbe treasury with which sum tbe
debts of the school csn nearly be liqui
dated? Evidently, some one has been
guilty of culpable negligence, and the
people demand tbat tbe screw be re
moved. Wbat pretext stands between
this fund and its legitimate end, vis:
its employment in furtherance of tbe
ends of education ? For months the
teachers bave toiled oo without a mur
mur, witb no Incentive to stimulate
tbem ; and did delicacy permit tbe true
revelation of their domestic wants,
tbey would need no stronger cir
cumstances to enforce tbe justice of
meir cause, i beir need or roller trom
some quarter is crying and urgent.
fcager eyes were turned toward tbe last
meeting of Ibe Council In tbe vain
hope tbat some action would be taken
to alleviate their situation, but the con
sideration of the school question was
soon swallowed up in tbe disoussion of
topics demanding graver reflection and
more expeditious action such as tbe
construction of a long-felt want in the
the ahspe of a public park. Our Pub
lic Schools in respect to tbe facilities
tbey extend for both physical and In
tellectual culture, will not suffer by a
comparison witb the foremost schools
of the country. And yet tbe salaries
are much below those received In other
cities by teachers, connected with Insti
tutions of a similar grade. How un
wise then the policy of reducing tho
salaries of tbe teachers for the ensuing
session. This one fsct should be made
salvint during tbe present campaign,
viz : in order to bave schools, which
for character of instruction and appa
ratus, will meet tbe requirements of
tbe day, there must be means propor
tionate to the need. Precisely tbe
same principles of political economy
tbat govern every other kind ot skilled
labor fix the value of instruction. To
borrow an Illustration from tbe mer
cantile world, whatever be the article
of consumption, does it not, exclusive
of its Intrlnslo appreciation, derive its
value from tbe character of tbe labor
employed io Ite production? If the
article be the product of skilled labor,
will not tbe same article from the same
factory command Its value, whether it
be purchased of Kress or Meyer or
Rahman ? On the contrary, if ao article
is cheap, Is there not invariably tome
thing to makeit cheap J Reduce the sal
aries of tbe teachers to forty dollars per
montb, anil it would take no Daniel to
predict tbat there will be three appli
cants for sitnatlons to every one at
present ; but talent and ability will
just as naturally drift Into more Incra
live cnanneis. rue parents interested
in me end, as a result oi thle cheap
bargain, will find tbat a cheap free it
known by itt cheap fruit. It strikes
us that any parties hewing upon the
branch of Public Education, are in the
precarious attitude of the little boy
whose unceremonious conjunction with
terra firms Impressed upon him tbe fol
lv of snnderlnv the limb which sna.
talned his weight Give the teacher
prompt Jnstloe, and let them have the
reward of their, faithful and patient
(oil. AllAboaed.
A Street Platfira Ssvere asl Trathfal
ArralgBtiMt ef the Repabllou Party
Seaal Flaaiolal Policy Tee Dity ef
the fitviraaiat, Eto.
Pittsbcro, May 23. The Democrat
io State Convention reassembled at
nine o'olock, and the report of the
Committee on eontested seats having
been made, and contestants seated,
permanent organization was effected
by the election of Hon. Charles R
Buckalew permanent President
Mr. Sowden, of Lehigh, obtained
recognition and moved tbat before the
nomination of Governor the Conven
tion proceed to ballot for Lieutenant
Governor. This being contrary to
regular order of nominating was ob
jected to, and the yeas and nays being
ordered, the motion was defeated
ayes 121, nays 125.
Mr. Sowden then moved to lead
nominations with that of Supreme
Jodge. Rejected, and the chair an
nounced tbat the regular order would
be adhered to, and that the Conven
tion would proceed to ballot for Gov
ernor, bnt that he wonld first recognise
the chairman of the committee on reso
lutions, and lit. Wallace, ascending the
platform, made his report. The fol
lowing Is the first part of the platform i
"The Democracy of Pennsylvania
unanimously declare that the Republi
can party, its measures and its men,
are responsible for the financial dis
tress, the misery and want tbat now
exist It bss had control of the leg
islation of this country, and has enacted
and perpetnated a policy that ass en
riched tbe few and impoverished the
many. Its system of finance has been
one of favors to moneyed monopoly,
of unequal taxation, of exemption of
classes, of high rates of interest, and
of remorseless contraction, wblcb bas
destroyed every enterprise that gave
employment to labor. Its present hold
upon f ederal power was secured by
fraud, perjury and forgery. lie lawe
are unjust, and its practices are Immor
al. Tbey distress tbe people, and de
stroy their substance. The only rem
edy for these evils is an entire change
of policy, and the dethronement of
tbose in power.
"And we resolve tbat runner contrac
tion of tbe volume of United States
legal tender notes is unwise and un
necessary, rney snouia do received
for customs duties, and re-issued u fast
ss received. Gold, silver, and United
Slates legal tender notes at par there
with, are a just basis for paper circula
tion. A close connection of the Federal
Government with the buslnese inter
ests of the people through National
Banks, (ende to monopoly and centrali
sation, but In changing the system unl-
lormity or notes, security oi tbe note
bolder, and protection of tbe capital
Invested should be provided for.
Treasury notes issued In exchange for
bonde bearing a low rate of intereet
is tbe best rorm in which tbe credit of
tbe Government can be given to paper
" Labor and capital bave equal de
mands npon and equal responsibilities
to law. Commerce and manufactures
should be encouraged, so tbat steady
employment and fair wagee may be
yielded to labor, whilst safety of In
vestment and moderate return for Its
use belong to capital. Violence or
breaches of order in support of the
real or supposed rights of either should'
bo promptly suppressed by tbe strong
arm of the law.
"The Republican party, by ita legis
lation In 1872, which reduced the tariff
upon bitomlnous coal from 11.25 to 75
cents per ton, and upon Iron, steel.
wool, metals, paper, glass, leather, aod
all manufacturers of each of tbem ten
per cent., struck a fatal blow at tbe in
dustries and labor of Pennsylvania.
"Tbe public lands are the common
property of tbe people, aod tbey should
not be sold to (peculators, nor granted
to railroad or otber corporations, but
should be reserved as homesteads for
actual settlers.
"Oar public debt should be paid at
home, aod bonds representing it ought
to be of small denominations, in which
the savings of the masses may be safe
ly Invested.
"A thorough Investigation into the
Electoral frauds of 187G should be
made; the frauds should be exposed,
truth vindicated, and the criminals
punished, but we oppose any attack
npon the Presidential title aa dangerous
to our Institutions and fruitless in ita
The Convention proceeded to ballot
and Rev. R. W. Dillon, of Union, was
uommaiea ior uovernor on the third
ballot; IL P. Ross, of Montromery,
was nominated for Judge of the Su
preme Court on the first ballot
Aa Iaalry.
Is It not better topnrchue Dr. Price's
Special Flavoring Extracts, Lemon, Or
ange, Vanilla, eto that have stood tho
test of years, than adulterated, un
healthy articles, because they are cheap
er? Good, pure articles bave a fair
valuation; and Dr. Price's are une
qualled In quality and purity.
Defrauding the Revenue.
Ciscwhati, May 24-ChrIa. Sand
hyer'e rectifying establishment was
seised. The proprietor is a man of
wealth, lie Is charged with filling
packages without cancelling stamps,
lie was released on bail.

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