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KMIDA Y Z'y. iiMi^nw v.U i* iPuhlltdMiHi Co. Hi M VNAIil ly /OSH v. i Off! -.1 I'm -'A I OF LEFLORE COUNTY iCNCEMENT e A Ut ho d to James K Vardaman • .oVKIiV »I M'.i! ROE MCCLURG, SKY < IKNKRA L I riihiy, March 17 , hat W "'ll.. and party iS v.e .it ion .Ji-kyl island in <feorgia. vers the W lu . h i ;:i i list hitn hv es it to a tjueei v lies in Bullet i: The .ho kson ith the late employers watching State V tlie If eetioi ns for its or it et t leliiellt vit li .lohn Sharp Willi; •natorial race, left the people at Winona. I!.»? •jug from the impress v\have always thal lie though latorial timher. and the ablest ot the three. » iliio and en in the country e of SI a 1.1 .lohn the be nan. know Hol not die < i »•»•li at Wi e to vois of the • x\:»s tin ate .h im Allens sp regular pra All the sur Me La l i ii i s i lei 1 to this. : •f edit i» i its boqnets »1 i n n *n t a ry til.' - I brows convent ion t lakes t». let id is willing latter at all. tin >f •spectiv ■> th. •ommitt.ee wish Ot the people of Hinds liieh Ii n unity the is their o pa pel ditor of the We assure the genial Herald tin mt our intention >t ami at the j »! Smith of the, g his spl.-ndid paper of the credit ; rob! » vc dip from 1 1. of articles fri. called upon to i it, h >th the bad 1» ver tor tli.'i v i 11 see that \Y. his boots It do s not net ai ! >v j candidates for j of F. M 15 » l her. of Hi 1» i, has : Hoi nounced his ci ernor. This makes t wo that office H<*n .lames didney for Lieut 1 larnson I'l'liimlni- and F. M Barber, ol Biloxi ! both gentlei race j ach all The citizens. ! i » ' i can le I ,r c.iiiq : j he po.-ition I 1 Well qualified to til! t the relatives I We a e tha c 'i i 1 » 1 w a Ilia 11 onld I tlu-ir n i u » h ought upon of the real apporter* ot vie* •g Di.-i at h ♦* we heivtlv endorse and iin self brought •t think it would n reMinvctel n the Win»' had not the h«\ »Tlior 1; ip this matt» have be UP-i'litm especially in the th.' presence of ijrhters of the honored li» " so slinuifnUy treated Senator, by the states chief executive His de fi'tise of the position matter, we considered he look on the vas killed by tue telegra eut Mrs Walthall ask that the remain* brought to ,laek-on anl lie in state in the capitol, and when asked if there of the Senator be vas any doubt about his right to pay the cxpence of same out of the ootitin gent fud. he replied none whatever. And only after the fact became km V« that the debts were still unpaid did he offer to go down into his \ oekets and pay of the incurred expenses. Such a position of defense will not elect any man to the Fnite.l stat. ' Somite ev. n McLaurin. I ALLEN'S WINONA SPEECH. J • i i v ; I * « - .!• tin Allen -perch at Win Olid pii-'- to both !a-t Thursday was a in le ver old make ■ ». I tin*» .»ei-asion ami ■ciisurinit address . ! ■ to trie *s • »pp. MCI ly re th'.HL'Ilt that foi •Hi 'i d record .»!' att.o k uponthi an opei MeLauriti he m foi eh.il iiin- h Office, oil We h bought this a d tie e Of the hittrl Pi i vu to fling Aile mt. But t« Hi; • and . »insider the cuts .»I I'or.Ji these Ins i >]i|..ill" i his oi.-lii p-nf people a »1 the , made against 1 UllSIlpp All-i and are did ns (.tliers would ees. While e things under the ! »therwi.se could j Personally, w.* k> ! under the he said heat «»I passion which e cim have rei i"t an Allen man. but favored the ! John Sharp Wi I lift ee he Ha for the I place, but si decided Not to run and our choice is between Allen and ; McLaurin. we will unliesitingly decide the ; in favor of tin- l'oiuer. the lesser of tW( evils, been use his record i* an honor to bile tie* latter is a disgrace in The cry ot perseeut vliicli was rais I lie supporters of Me sun ol ! the ed at W it I .i min campaign sets, be stilled by the truth. No man ever represented our state igress who courted nil notoriety like MeLaurin and » himself as tlie great li left in either branch of lie cans, d the world to incoim* tax laugh at his gall But as the Enter pris.- of this place, in its issue of April. Illlli. 1M5, truthfully says : ot of • Wean* sed to derogate fro lot i <1 « of McLaurin or deny any credit that is due him for Senate or ; else, but wheh he deeend.s K sixteen i efforts the I \as killed and the er y where pitahle and ndignitied popular prejudice he discredits the i to the tin t. teiligei,re v lit es himself di < >n I he ot tier ha a ' .-ma ma d. Allen. has for the last ears and through : •f Federal elect ion la w appropria lions of lands for the rolle of the state. vliirh Me ion claim ed let not t* 11 » ndvoene.l >f i a lit lor tin* ii Inch oui** tax. McLaurin was the posing hero. h> stood the platform of d' liio en in* only; favored coining treasury's seigniorage; he stood eracy, tariff' for r»*' the >t for right on the Pacific railroad grant ■very! hing wl ich led the j to the success of both army and navy in the, the late war; lie opposed tlie expansion favored the building the angian Canal, the creation of the •tionnl park at Vicksburg, and the ; case; he endorsed to i theory; he >th Niea >f -ilver at the ratio of 1(5 t< 1. r president. And now s if elected to represent this dis while in the past he lias voted wavs on river ami harbor bills, he ill support them in the future L ai ! lu* sa >v j triet. for j both of he pe»»ple. ! ! I*r.-sents th-* int« ot its i.an who-.' h re j lied upon and. unlike his opponent, all tut., no ring can change or i. and with the record lie has made, r support, and her Mis-issippian. ve trade and le I we feel will justify : j that of every I holds the slate offiei s ah vho its In nor nl ov*■ disgrace, foi ls the I i:nt ' H'l-ise of 1M5. ng "If such I i»«*litu*s as th.* brolherhood of office prevnil g united is i» jin Missis.-ipi i all have to is. ot PEOPLE DEMAND A PRIMARY. Flu* lime before the meeting of tin* Executive Committee of the state is too -luu i to get an expression of the people in form of a petition for a double Pri mary but nearly every county through their papers have asserted that such was their choice. What this commit tee will (!•> is beyond the foresight of a prophet, but the general impression ot candidates and citizens is that as in the past a convention will be held to select the various state officers. If such is true the committee will brush aside the express will of the people, the choice of all candidates and such should not be done, as they are the ser vants and not the dictators of the pie. This is one year, when the seiet* lion of the officers should he left to the people and not the politician as has been the rule ton large extent in the of the by in be pay peo V« he and any good men traded olf for nieompetent nominating conventions of the past. Mississippi this year, does not want her > lies because t vv or more come from some section of the state, but (hebest I iiinn of Ih« state invsp«*cti v« of 1 » k*h t ion J art* wanted to till the proposal of McLaurin t nona and Aliena The offices. HH ; o Allen at Wi anee which loudly applauded shows that sneli a | plan meets the approval Every e 'ho is asking for a slat. office should make his desire known to the Executive ('wiinnittee before April »lie r,Ili which he prefers to decide hi- , ! 1 nomination a convention or a primai v . , , 1 . • and njxui the majority ot these together | v i t h out spoken sentiment« ■itizenship the committee eat di dates to .lav T . i of decide i i WHERE OUR MONEY GOES. L*c behold a child is born, says the , 1 1 i 1 1 le j t eat. hieb the •se adorns it ! j ''»"idle in which il is rocked was made in Michigan. Its first, year finds the ith. The pins wliieh la-tc •re made mad. Ma-vsirliiiset t s. n the clothes ice! i<*t. and the as ! ! tiny shoes from the Illimdsor Tenu* ils feet, and tlie I e* ee factories. | ;1 •es shown on its sk .r cap n ; j-,., Paris, while its little stockings ; and mit.s are knit i Georgia, or the When t lie child outers school, t lie st t he seats on vo which warms ils hands, and liieh lie -its are im ported from Kentucky or Michigan, and the books he study- are written and printed by the people of the Soon he leaves t lie city and goes to the farm. < Nort li. bis way lie rides a horse or drives a mule raided in Kentucky or Tennessee: a saddle, wagon or buggy from the same state. s a plow made in Kentucky or Indiana, and at night feeds his which were brought from Kentucky, with corn ordered from lie folio i-: He chops his wood wit h an a.v made in Pennsylvania, sharpened an Illinois grindstone. On bis chinaware and knives and forks from Connecticut, while hi- table linen comes from Ne Hi-meals consists of i I,(l|n 111 i r n » i -, gn I killed in Chicago, and corn or toma toes canned in California. Ills crops •alsed from seed of another state. machinery tnanu bnrdcrs ot I table he lias York. bread made meat land gathered by outside tobacco, i \] j.^issippi. lie chews Virginia, and spits its juice ou brick sidewalks, the bricks of which arc manufactured in Louisiana. For such business principles, lie i e.ompelled to mortgage tlio farm, which mortgage is written with a pen made in Connecticut, on paper made in Illinois, and printed by a printcry Tlie mortgage is held by a company in New York. man -cut from The farm soon goes the company who holds the mortgage and tlie man. in a coffin made in cssee or Michigaii, to ? Such v h ich is grown in Missouri or Texas. and collected by a Tennessee. to Tei ; ! is enough for a M is-issippia t cr lard t 1 BRYAN ON IMPERIALISM of I Speaking of imperialism at a banquet in Chattam oga. Mr. Bryan said; Our nation is tempted to depart from its 'standard of morality' and adopt a policy of criminal aggression. But will it yield ? If 1 mistake not the sentiment •ill spurn i the American people, they the bribe »»f imperialism, and by resist i h vieton as ing temptation win such a lias not been wi since the battle of Yorktown. The forcible annexation of the Philippines is not necessary to make the United States a world power. For over ten decades our nation has been a world power. During its brief exis tence it has exerted upon the human race an influence more potent for good than all the other nations of the earth combined, and it has exerted that in fluence without a sword or Gatling gun. Mexico and the republics of Contraband South America testify to the benight influence of our insti tutions. while Europe and Asia give evidences of the working of the lever of self-government. "In the growth of democracy we ob serve the triumphant, march of an idea an idea that would be weighted down rather than nplitted by tlie armour and weapons proffered by imperialism." a I Allen.s cry "wlma" brought Me* Laurln's '•Gee-Haws' to a full stop and from now on we believe they will be held .mt ,f I lit v'.ii WHY SO MUCH DELAY ? J Those who arc intcrested in Nie j ; pardon of I v* » Miller have need to ' the protracted delay that ! a | ques repeal cd yet altogether u n j list i liable to , lor v , . . , i • trictids of both parties bave appeared | ernor in Ids off eliaraeiei i*/es the (»<•' post poneiiK fit of action in the matter. ! lias a date* keen lixed ! T i III I ' : .. to he rendered. ! final decision j . i upon the scene to give testimony, and equally as often has .iciion been! Wee inno! doubt liiit (.uv ! i deferred. i y 1 1 1 y conversant j it li every detail of t his miforl un ite ; i .McLaurin i- t h affair, nor do l* doubt, for a n long since formed his ; opinion. Then in the name of jus , . , lice and common sense, and unman ; le j t liât, lie ha it s. vhy ity, we would lik further delay ? And more, why not the pardon, at once? ••Hope deferred," grow- irksome: and worse, it is growing into a dis reflection upon the entire Slate, Unit the State's Chief Execu tive is so warped as to his sense of justice, so blinded as to bis sense of duty, and so utterly oblivious of all u individual preferment that he cannot see in this a correct and urgent subject for executive clemency. Already has the boy been branded by bis incarceration ; al ready the iron has entered his soul, and by what hand? Painfully humiliât itig is it. to re call the futile efforts that have been made to secure his freedom: but far to a graceful lie more humilaiting the consciousness that such largess of power is lodged in the hands of one to weak, so woc vitli fully incapacitated h discrimination, justice and judgment. ( Marksdiile < 'liallence. vielt! it an ot I NATIONAL NEWS NOTES. Win. .1 Brvan spoke in Chattanooga Monda y. The embalmed beef commission is now in Chicago. Carter H. Harrison is the Democratic* nominee for mayor of Chicago. the great "Old Hutch''. vheat manipulator of ( *hicag< is dead. Mrs. Martha Place was electrocuted at Si.,g Sing last Monday. This is tin* | first woman put to death in the electric A family of tei i in Alabama, ed Coffee living cyclone last week, and tlm i in vas killed in a A riot in Havanna policemen and t\v< (•cured this week rioters The Hrd Miss . Regiment was muster ed out on the llith, at Camp Church, near Albany, Ga. Mrs. Gillispie and living near Areola killed by a train near the town Monday. The Windsor Hotel of New York was destroyed by fire on St. Patricks day and some thirty people were killed friend, vere i nnover and a to I ; chair. ix -senator, Pat Walsh, is j Georgia's 1 dead. He was at one time editor of the : • I I Cronicle of Augusta and a Tn > ; man was A tight with Mexicans at Laredo, Tex., growing ont of the attempt to rei persons sick with small pox, resulted in the death of two men. All is now quiet. Five officials of Hot Springs were I killed in a street fight last week. The ) doubt regions reports from vashing away and i place is i h getting tlie hi ver as judging by recent the city. a to NEWS OF THE STATE Iny Jack is now on trial at DeKalb Miss. Jackson Miss is trying to organize a Board of Trade Hon. Murry Smith will speak in Coiumbus to-day. Governor John M. Stone will he tlie next President of the A. jt M. College. The female convicts of the Peniten tiary will be sent to work on the » »akly farm. Wm. Randolph a negro convict with a lite sentence escaped from the Ran kin farm. The Second Lonisana sailed from Havanna vesterdav for Savannah where they will lie mustered ont. Most of the candidates spoke at Forest last Monday. Private John was not out to meet the Governor. Major Gibbs, of the ttr.l Miss Reg. left the service of the Governor, in the muster ont under a cloud, forfeiting I «"lne »? (DO p '» and nUo'vancrs due him. BANQUET TO SOLDIERS. '" j Lieutenant -Cclonel H. W. Hicks, ' coimminder of the lately disbanded. ! Third Regiment of Mississippi volun i teers, Captain Sam Gwin, Lieutenant Edgar C. Gwin, Lieutenant 13. A. Pope and Serpent Slinenson, < fficers in that •ut. arrived in town Tuesday ! morn in if. Colonel Banks came home itti our 1 ! ! David •as up to t \v<>months . surgeon in chief of theTliird. and to j Humphreys. via Mr. \y ! licufenant of the eomtiunv commanded vho as First j by ; men tendered the> 'attain G win. A party of hen.es of tlie late gcntle unpleasantness a hanquet at the Rei proved After all had h-sday. v 1 1 i. • i ; ,Ji; d se, on ; a very enjoyable affair. eatable" part of George, who preside! 1 , as toastmaster, proposed Colonel Banks in a neat speech, in which lie testified heartily to the love and respect which all the men. officers and privates, in the regiment felt for their Commander. Colonel Banks re sponded He said that of nil the men whom he commanded. Greenwood had furnished ns true, good and noble men; ns chival rous nnd obedient soldiers nanny section from which soldiers were drawn in our war with Spain. He spoke of the obligation under which he rested to those officers, who went from Green* e justice to the the feast. Mr W. C. a speech full if emotion. wood, and closed with the wish that fate might throw him always with such men as Greenwood claim.*»! as her citizens. "a p tain G win ms then pro d tried to tell how glad he was posed to get home, but eonld'nt. because Cap tain G win loves his friends like his friends love him. and all his friends know what that means. Mr. Pat Malone was then called on and express ed the delight all felt at the safe re turn of our boys who, though not called on to do duty on the battle-field, yet were exposed to all the dangers and hardships of camp life, Algerism and einblamed beef. Among those present at this delightful affair mere Messrs, Anthony, C. G. Gillespie. P. 1). Montjoy, D. S. Hum phreys. P. D George, Lucien C. Gwin and Manrv Humphreys. E. R. L eke, W. L. COTTON FACTORY MEETING. Do you want a higher price for your cotton ? Are you interested in your lands increasing in value, are your taxes too high? if so come here next Saturday and put stock and your shoulder to the work of building a Cotton Factory in Green wood. and they will change. It is al> surd to say that a town and county hacking it like ours whose yearly port is between (50 and 70 thousand bales of cotton cannot to build a Cotton Factory Why take it as Mr. A. McC. Kimbrough suggest each planter put ina$l. n bale which if not thrown away in flagging and ties is paid for atorag compressing and #(50,000 could be raised, | h i s amount with what we receive the money ex ise $: »0.000 insurance and fro outside parties I *100,000 dollar Cotton Factory ami a * 10.000 dollar knitting • products. So rain •ill give us a f i dot v f. r the j king up of : • >r -him* lav d •ri your work at home I next Saturday and come to Greenwood I * gentlemim from (Georgia, who was to have been here last Saturday but ■asliout on the Southern ; ving to a vas prevented coming will be with us ext Saturday, still if he is not the work which is already started will be pushed and continued until the amount of stock necessary is subscribed and the factory built. Every man in the county and of adjoining make Greenwood their market want in the enterprise and all are in vited here next Saturday. The meeting will take place at 1 'ounties who we o'clock in the mayo g office, so if we do not see you, Remember, come there. Saturday March 3âth is the dny ami tell all your neighbors about it. If McLaurin wassuclin k<•<•<] Demo crat in days of old, why did ho not raise Ills voice to defeat the netrro politician Jackson elected to tho legislature from liiscouuty In ST. It, Is said lie never made .me speech against him In t he campaign. The CommonWKALTH is the garden of tlie Greenwood merchants- a good advertisement planted in its columns \n ill bring forth a good crop of town and county buyers. The Best Prescription for Chills and fever is a bottle of Grove s Taste lessrnm Tonic. It is simple iron and quinine in it tasteless form. No cure— no pay. Price, 50 cents. See onr new line of ladv'a and gentle men strow hats. Barrow & Prick.