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AGON VOLUME LVI. MACON, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY, MAY 2(5, 1J05. NUMBER 30. THE M BE RATE BILL PASSES JENATE The Power Given the Interstate Commerce Commission. ITS PROVISIONS AND PENALTIES All Shippers Must Be Treated AliL. "Cnmmnn C AliKe common carrier Clearly Defined Regulations Which They Must follow The Acts Amended By the Measure. An act to amend an act entitled "An Act to Regulate Commerce," approved February 4, 18S", and all acta amenda tory thereof, and to enlarge tho powers of the interstate commerce- commission. He it enacted by the Senate and House, of Representatives of the United Stales of America, In Congress assem bled, that section 1 of an act entitled "An Act to Regulate Coinuiorco," ap jii oved February 4, 1 St7, bo amended bo as to read as follows: sv. lion 1. That the provisions of this a 1 sbuil apply lo any corporailon or any p.-iMin or persons eiiKageu in the trans lyuilation ot oil or oilier conimouily, ex ti pt water and except natural or artlli cial fca-s by nieaus ol pipe lines or partly b i-iuc lines and pariiy !v railroad or jp.iiu by pljie lines ami jiarlly by water, "M "V .U..ei.l.-.el KIIU IICIU lO IK snail no 1-onsniered and held lo ti. . ,;,e o i s ct d to ..:,. f. i . -,,1 . .n. I.. iT. . i . . .i i, , ,a.,i...t.. iui i.ui ii o. i.iuio.iu aim, yam, ....... nii.iiuoi.il un- useu uii-igu der a co tutiio ti control, managenieut or unaiigcuiciii lor a conitnuous carriage or eliipnunl) from one stale or territory of tin- I idled Hiatus or the hlstrlcl of' Co lumbia, lo any other state or territory to un,, thef place In the same territory, or from any place In the l uited Slates to mm loljacetii foreign counirv, or from any ria.e lu Ihe l.'nllcd States through a for eign country to any other place lu the l uited States, and also lo the Iransporta tien m like manner of properly shipped from any place lu the United Slates to a fniciu country and carried from such pla, lo a port of transshipment, or ship ped l'r,,rn a foreign country to any place In the United States and carried to such place from a port of entry either in the I'nit.-d Slates or un adjacent foreign counirv. stale Commerce Is l-:irmit, lli'Mded, however, that tho provisions ef Uil act bhall not apply to ine tiaus- partali ti passcngcis or prop, rly, or to Ui. le, .lung, delivering, storage or lisiiilliiig ot property wholly witlilu one fcuic ;.,,,1 not stopped to or from a lor tia c,,uutry from or to any stale or ler tilicy as alorosuld. He una "common carrier" as used lu tlm a-l shall include express companies mal eplng car companies. The term I 'rsllroau" as used in this act shall in- j chaa- all bridges and ferries used or op erat. d in connection with any railroad, anu .J,i the road in use by any corpora- ! tl"t, operating a railroad, whether owned or operated under a contract, agreement i or base, and shall also Include all wit. hes, spurs, tracks and terminal la tum. n oi every kind used or necessary In I .1, ',i... . , . . .7 ' i d , . .. her I u l a so 11 fr nv it I a, ,,,.!.' , . lHH... urds and grounds used or nee- r . , v said Uro'e,'rvrU,a ',d "Shi term 1 ' r - i',,,,,, .. . ""' .'V.. ! ..her v-idcs atuT 'all nlVr ,mV t'dlihS sinl fa, lliti .,f ui,i. ......... .... .....i...... i,. respective ...i .'r .' .,... -,i, oi oi in . coo- f ".a . ""'"" V. I- nr . I, s de l -en e eva 1 transfer in transit enMlut un ref Iger- j Mnn or icing, slorage and handling of ' property transported, and It shall he -the . datv of everv carrier subiect to the mo- 1 visions t f thl, . , ..fn. ,.:1. ' , a'V.o- "h can iransporiatlon upon reasotuilile re- ' .'usi anu reasonaoie rales up- rpnsniii.l.la rafeu no. I,., a , ie i nei eio. Anv charges made for anv service r n,l. .red or to be rendered In the traus-I'-natlou of pusseugers or property as foresaid or lu connection therewith shall be Just and reasonable, and every unjust ml unn iis,,.able charge for such service cr any parr thereof Is prohibited and dc clarnl t., be unlawful. I'll log of I'uases l'orhlUdrn. No currier subject to the provisions of ins uu snail her. ufter, directly or niui jU'tl, issue or give any iiilerstute irec jak, a. ir.e imss or lice u-..n.-poriailoii passengers, except to lis olll. urs, ,, 1 "o,,ioe3, biugeons, pnysicuins, S'luai aim bona llde altorncys und inem otrs of tnelr Immediate families; to mlu-iku-rs oi religion, local and traveling sec rei.nies ot loung .Mens Christian usso ciaimns, inmates ot hospitals and cnarl ilm' eb cinosynaiy Institutions; to I'l'ilic'iit, destitute or homeless persons, anil to such per.-ous when transpoi to,I by ctiaritiible socleil-, s or hospitals, and the iiec.-ss.uy ugeuts employed in such trans "lutteii; lo inmaics of the national iiom.s or slate homes fur disabled volu i .-r soldiers and of soldiers' and sailors' iiotiies. including those about to enter in those returning home after discharge, uiuli r arrangements with hoards of man , .'. . '"nale nurses that served dur . the civil Wilr; to. ex-L'nlon soldiers "' sailors and ex-confederato soldiers, ""'""owners and caretakers of live fi k when traveling with such stock or tor i1 t0 n"1111 of shipment or ro- luriiing from point of t..n.nr 1 101 Med that this provision shall not 'oiiKtrued to prohibit the Interchange i passivs for officers, agents and em 1,1, '"o0; crrlers and members of their itiiniKillste rnmilles, nor to prohibit anv ol .i. 0,n 'arrylng passengers free rnsl . "''J,', t "f Providing relief In InhL0 t'-n'-ml epidemic, pestilence or ve,. 'i""llnui visitations, nor pre re ,,n, lch c,lri"l"r from giving free or nn, i ,rnl'rtntlon to laborers trnns 1 mi i anv P106 ror the purpose of Place " a"y u,m,nd for I"0"'' at ''eh An.- Hi. i k mm violating this provision nmi Jl ,,,00m''l Ithilty of a mlsdemennor, Vr ii.. I..1 .f"r "rl flense pay to the Him ,, stnt'" a penalty of not less than d'Z m m".r ihnn J-'11". and any per thi I . ,,hnn 1,18 PTBons excepted In "is provision, who uses or who solicits "r accents rn. l.i i t.iv a.. I , ii.iiiseu or oilier person ( ny such interstate free ticket, free pass tn n i ,r"n"l"rlBtlon, shall be subject cf nir Penalty and fine. Jurisdiction the I,. " "l,,,'r tnla provision shall be In amo,t a" 'hnt provided for offenses Heiun . VT. "a"1 lo runner 'lnn. .wj V'inmerce witn Foreign JNa Ve m,! " Among the States," approved lhor"o"fry 19- lito3' any amendment fnnnnt Carry Own Prodnrte. from and , fl 1 ,nno .. ii nft till III n. f . . I I"""1 1. I" nm.ii r""."n f "ny con1mo" enrrler lo P " 'Irt Of the ITo '..I f t, territory or district of the United ,.ia"' or any fnrels-n eonntrv. anv nd .is or commodity, other than timber iani,r0.niR'lufa'',urP(' Pdcta thereof, h dm r .t,!r('d' m,nta or Produced by It Iwil ii r. L'". authority, or which It may i wnoie or in part, or In wh ch It When j"1 of the treasury, Contfreesman Al- f Wnder, of Buffalo, was sponsor for a proposition to make tho government r1M ioswh of the Pan-Amertcan ex position. Cannon opposed the idea, 1 w." he yelled, shaking his fist In f n" air, "make the ovrnmnt n rmrt-' rrr in your expositions. Then the next W v 9 to make the United sttes the losses of the county fairs, and mat, i suppose, we'll become the f 'cltera of a Wild nm uw show." ?ny lnt"-t. " or Indirect, own .,1 "'""'"'y ! IUUIW.-U lor lis ; . ' con-lucl uf its bu.in.-ss ' a iiimmoii carrier. 10 i,.,?''f," ,b. "'" du,y of carrier, en ...7, , ,l'tl'r!,li'' rammer to give tq. lj Kood service an.l accommodations i ,. V ''' r,s""s l"''nK lle same, coiiiiwiisu tti'lu'r'' ,nu'rst"l, trunspotlttlloii ul ma All Turin la lie Public. Sec. 2. That section, 6 of said act, as amended March 2, lm, be anieuded bo us to read as follows: i l'- .?'hat ev, r' common currier, lub , .1".,"!? Priivls'uii ut this act, Klmll ne Willi the commission created by lids net mid print nnd keep open lo public ln.-peclion schedules showing all the rales, IS. ' churifes for irausportution be ieen dlirerent points uu lis uwn route n.l between points on Its own route and points on Hie routs of any other rur riei hy railroad, by pipe u or by water wnen a tliruiiKli route and joint rate have Dren established. Tho xchedulea printed us aloresnhl by any such common ear ner (.hull nhuutly state the places be tween which property an.l passengers will be carried and shall contain the classi fication of freight in force, and shall ulso statu separalely all terminal charges, storage cluoi.'es l.-tmr -.,.i ... oilier chatKes which the lequlrc, all sp.vlal irlvlleKea or facilllles (framed or allowed and any rules or reK ulatlons which in anv wi.. ,i,n..uu ..rf..,.. i determine any part of the nKKrcR.-ite or such aforesaid rates, fares andchanes or tho value of the service rendered to 1110 pusscnKer. shlnner or consignee Kni'h lmJI"e.s s'iall be plainly primed In lulgf. ype, and epies ir th ue ot me uubiic snuii le kept posted In two public and conspicuous places In every depot, station or ni ilee of such carrier where pnssenKers or IrclKhi, respectively, are received for transportation. In sin h form thai thev snail lie accessible to the puiilic and i ail be ( oiueiili-utly inspected, i In; provisions ol tills siiiioii shad apply to all trainc, Iransportalion and tacdllica ucliucd in bicliou 1 ol this act. Any common carrier subject to the provisions oi this act receiving irelwil in the, t ultcd Stales to be carrion through a lori itiu country to any place in Hie 1 niiiu Stales, shall u1m in like manner I l ltil and keep oieii tc public inspection at lAeiy di.'pol or ofllce whole such i reilii is received tor shipment schedules .-n.'HiuK tnc iinouith rales established and charKcd by such common carrier lo all puluis in tin- I nitcd .Stales beyond the loreiKU country to which It uccepts ll'eint for shipment; and any livinlit shipped from Hie l.niled ritales throliKh a loi'iign country into the United Klaus, tin- illoilt;li rate on which shall not be in nli public as required by this act, shall, bcloro 11 Is .idii.it... d into the 1,'niti d htales Irum said ii-n lun country. In- sul i'.'.,.1",'',',"',"" Uu,1r ? 11 salJ lr,,'ah' V.ll.'.'e .1'l.a 'ueJJnile.,..lred I v . ' " "" iiilr. d. No change shall be made In ilio rales. I lares and charges or joint rales, lares , ....... on,,.- which nave oecu iiieu anu published ny any common carrier in cun- nance Willi tho reuiiiremouls ot tli.s i h SI'CUOI . CXCCOl alUT tlllltV l UVS HOllCU , i . m . r.r. " ,.r . , n",p " .,. " ; , . . 1 ' " . ' ; " V'1 1,1 ,, le conn..,, ra as hiri-, ,n- eiarL'.-s ui lulu tiled, and tllu proposed cliaug. "'ua in: 3ii.mii nj iniiiini new scueuue . or th. ill bo plainly molcated upon Hie ; schedules In force, at thu tliuo and kepi That In time of war or' threatened war , prelercnce and precedence shall, upon the f.,it...i i, ,,. in.. .,! ii, t- i,.,' given over ail other traltic to the trans- , .,..ri..n,... ..i' i..,,..,. ...,.i i.,i ..r -.,r and canlers shall adopt every means within their conlrol to acililato and ex- , ,,,.,li,,. ,. odlitarv ll-iftic V 'r..V I ei. il' ; Provision mi . ...... .....1.1...1 .... ' luai secuuu i oi tuu aci. einiiicu u , Act In Further Herniate Commerce ,., ,, . .... . , ...brietlv the causes lor which he claims Willi roicign .xuiuius anu nuiuuB vue Stums." niinriivcil I'cbniarv 19. 11103. ho i , , , , , ,, ... . amended so as to read as follows. That anything done or omllled to he done bv a corporation common carrier, subject to tile act to i- gulule commerce and the acts amendatory thereof, winch, I 11 donu or omitted lu bo done by utiy ui- snail not he llalilo lor costs in tnc di rector or ofiner thereol, or any receiver, I cuit court nor for costs at any subse trustee, lessee, nirenl or person acting for ouont stage of tho proceedings utiles! or euinloved bv such coiborntion. would ' "sull"t' " niisdenieanor unuor gam acts , be a misdemeanor committed by such be taxed and collected as a part of the corporation, and upon conviction thereof costs of the suit. it shall be subject to like penalties as I All complaints for the recovery of are prescribed In said acts or bv this act I rinninires shall be Hied with tho commls wlth reference to such persons, except us sion within two years from the lime the such peiialllcs are herein changed. cause ot action accrues, and not after. The v 1111 ul failure upon the part of and a petition for Ihe enforcement of an anv carrier subioct to said ads to lile and onkr for the payment of money shall be publish the tarlll's or rates and charges filed In the circuit court within one year as reuliire. bv 8l d nets, of srrt'-lly 10 , ueli 'tariffs until changed ac-1 cnrillMK to law shall be a misdemeanor ",' ,k,' ". V" rf V, ... -noi-s-' ' " " tlenibng 'shall be subject to a' tine of not less than t.tH nor more than I .' """ offense; and It shall be corooratlon to offer, grant o ;i I in i ui .. i, v i" i .-.,, v.. or give or to ,., ., ........h r Iv.. line l-e bate n- to cession or discrimination In respect transporlnlUm of any property in in- U, or fore gn commerce hy any com- '"' carrier subicd lo sahl , i -t l i hue i '..in. c a .. h, . I . am Hhu thceof hereby any such propel t shall by any device whatever he transported at a less rate than that named In Ihe tariffs 'i'"" . - ... ,i.,,. or wherebv anv other advantage Is given or discrimination Is practiced I'll ii IhIi mt-iit hy l-'orfelture. An person, corporation or company who 'shad deliver property for iniersiuu transpoi ti.tioi. lo any common carrier, subject lo the ploUsiuns oi tills act, or form whom as consignor or consignee any guch earner shall transport property from one stale, territory or district of tho l ulled States to uny other slate, tern torv or oistild of tnu Culled Stales, or lotl-lgii counirv. who shall knowingly und w-iili. illv. bv enililove. ugellt. olllcer or olhcrw lse Itrecti yor inuirecuj. 17 01 1 l.i .mull anv means or device wnaisue.ei, it echo or accept from such common cur rier any sum of money or any other val uable consideration as a rebate or offset ugulnst the rcgWur charges for trans portation of such property, as llxed by the schedul.s ot rates provided for In tills ad. shall, In addition lo any pen ally provided by this act, forfeit to tho rn'ilcil Slates a sum of money three times the amount of money so received or ac cipted and three limes the value of any other consideration so received or ac cepted, lo be ascertained by the trial court; nn.l the ailouioy-gonoral of the United States Is authorised and directed, wherever he has reasonable grounds to believe that any such person, corporation or company has knowingly or wllllully received or accepted from any suen com mon carrier any sum of money or other valuable consideration as a rebate or off set as aforesaid, to Institute In any court of the fnitcd Stales of competent Juris diction a civil action to collect Ihe said s m or sums so forfeited as aforesaid; and In the trial of said action all such rebates or other consiucrum. is so .e eelved or accepted for a period of six years prior to the commencement or the action mnv be Included therein, and Ihe amount recovered shall be ihree tlmej otTierwise. directly or Indirectly . by . or the total nmount of money, or thre times the total value of such consldern received or accepted, or both, as the ease may be. Knll lleporls by Commission. Sec 3. That section 14 of said act, as amended March 2, 1889, be amended so as to read as follows: t!ec 14 That whenever an Investiga tion 'shail be made by said J"'"'.,'0! 11 shall be Its duty to make a report in wrll iff respect therein, which shall s ate The conclusions of Iho commission, tou dher with Its decision, order or ra ci d ement the premises; and In rase mage" are awarded, such report shall inchide the findings of fact on which the " All'Vepo'rTs'of Invesilgn.lons made by the commission shall be entered of record, ami a copv thereof shall he furnished to the partv who may have complained and to anv common carrier that may have been complained of. Power to Grant Bntee Fld. Sec. 4. That section 15 of raid act be amended so as to rend as follows: See 1B. That tho commission In author i.ed and empowered, and It shall be Its A v. Thenar, after full hearing upon complaint made, as provided In section 18 of this act. or upon complaint of any Tbe average expenses of the man In the graduating clasa of Yale college are said to be $4,146 for the four years, according to the class book editor. The greatest sum expended by one student In a single year was $7,550 and the lowest $100. Of the 303 memoers ui Hip ctass 95 have earned weir expenw In part and 24 have earned all their ex penses. Th hest students spent compara tively less money than the loss studious. common orrler, It h!l be ot thn opinion thai any ot thu rales or churgett wnatso ever den ai ded, charued or collected by any common carrier or carriers, subject to the. provisions of this act. for the tian-poriation of persons or properly as dellned In the first scctiuu of lids act. or lhat any ii-Kulotlons or practices what soeveil of such carrier or carriers aflect Iiik such rates, are unjust 'or unreason able,, or unjustly discriminatory, or un duly preferential ov prejudicial, ' or olher wist la violation of any ot the provisions of this act, to determine and prescribe what will be the lust and reasonable rate or rales, charge or charges, to be there after observed In such case as the max imum to be charged and what regulation or practice In respect lo such transporta tion is just, fair and reasonable to be thereafter followed; anil to mak an or der that a curri.r shall cease and desist from such violation, tn thn extent to which the commission find the same to exist, and shall not thereafter publish, demand or collect any rate or charge for such transportation In excess of the max imum rate or charge so prescribed, and shall conform to the regulation or prac tice so prescribed; all orders of the com mission, except orders for the payment of money shall take effect within such rea sonable time, not less than thirty davs, ann shall continue tn force for such ne- Mod of time, not exceeding two years, as shall he prescribed In the order of the commission, unless the same shall be suspended or modified or set aside by the rommlsslnn or he suspended or set aside by a court of competent Jurisdiction. Muy Apportion Joint Itules. Whenever the carrier or carriers, In obedience lo such order of the commis sion, or other vise, in respect to joint rales, lares or charges, shall tall to agree uinong themselves upon tiro apportion ment or uiviaiou thc-reui, the commission may, after hearing, muao a supplemental Older presciloing thai juit anu reason able proportion ol sucu Joint late to lie received by eacli canler parly thereto, which orucr shail lake clleci as a purl or the original order. The cuininlsslon may aUo, after hear ing on a complaint, establish through rouus and joint rates as tnc maximum to be charged and prescribe iho division t SUCh r.ilcS lis In-riiilielM. i or.., I, I. ..I and the terms and i oniiilions under which such through routes shall be op erated, when Him nun- bo m-ci ssarv lo give cited lo any provision ol tills act, and the carriers coniplamud of have re fused or negl.-cted to vountarlly estab lish such through routes and joint rates. provlil. d no icasonaole or salisia dory thiough route exists, and this prov.sioii shall apply when one of the connecting carriers is a water line. If the owner of property transported under this ad directly or indirectly ren ders my service, connected Willi such transportation or luruislis anv Instru mentality used therein, the chamu and allowance therefor shall be no more than Is just and rea.,onablc, and the commis- ",'' ";ay' on a complaint, determine what is a resonable charge as tin- maximum to be paid by the carrier or carriers for the service so rendered or or the use oi the instrumelitallly so lur- nished, and llx thu same by upiirourlate ,,r,l..r i.n.i. ,..i.. .u..n i...... . ..... '. fa, iml eft,. el an.l I In 1,1,.. w . ". snail noi cxciuoe any power w niell ine ....... ...li,... a ...i ..a... u ... ..... niakimr ol an iinl. n,lr Ihi. i.r,.vUI,.ns Ol IIUS .01. t;lves Holes of I'liil'oreeineiit. Kuc B- -vlmL ,.ctUn 16 of said act as amended -March 2, 18SSI, be amended gu as tu n..:ill as follows: If a carrier does not comply with an onlcr for the paym-nt of money within nc lone rinill in such order, mo coin Plalnant or any pers,,,, f,,r whose beneiit ' ',, , tt ; ' " llu ,"' ,e circuit court of the United btatcs lor the dialrlct In which he resides or which is bicaled the principal liberating ofllco ,,, ,. through which the road of ihe carrier runs, a petition sotting lorth tU ,,. ,, rill.r of th c01mllis. sion in llu; premises. Such suit shall proceed In all respects ,k0 lMwr t.lvll ,r damages, except tluit on the trial of such suit the Mrullngs and oruer ol the commission shall h jirlma (acle evidence of the facts therein stated anil except tttat the petitioner they accrue upon his appeal. If the peti- l "tier snail nnaiiy prevail no snail ne irom mm- oaie 1,1 i ne oio.-i, ano not iiiicr. Vr,n .led. that accrued claims may be presented within one year. lleeonrse to Writ of Court. If any carrier falls or neglects to obey nny order of the commission, other than or jijo ,1yn.'i.t of n'"";., , "; . . . bv. or the commission In its own nnme. ni.'iy apply to the circuit court in the dis trict where such carrier haB its pinelpu! operating ofllce, or In which the violation or disobedience of such order shall hap pen, for un enforcement of such nr.-r. Such applkatlon shall be by petition, which shall state tile substance of the order und the respect In which the e;:r- rier has fulled of obedience, nn.l shall be t upon tnc carrier in sucu mann-r iitrt may direct, and ine conn i,.,n ,.,o,.,., r.h in.o.trta ,..,,1 make such Investigations through such means as It shall deem needful in the ascertain merit of the facts nt Issue, or which may arise upon the hearing of such petition. Appeal to Highest Tribunal. From anv action upon such petition an appeal shall lie by either party to the supremo court of tho Vnlted States, and In such court the case shall have priority In hearing and determination over all other cases except criminal causes, hut such appeal shall not vacate or suspend the order appealed from. The venue of suits brought In any of the circuit courts of the United State against the commission to enjoin, set aside, annul or suspend any order or re quirement of tho commission shall be In the district vehere the carrier against whom such order or requirement may have been made has its principal opera Ing ofllce and may be brought at any time after such order Is promulgated. And If the order or requirement has been made against two or more carriers, then in tho district where any one of said carriers hns Its principal operating of fice; and If the carrier hfls Its principal operating ofllce In tho District of Colum bia, then the venue shall he in tho dis trict where snld carrier hns its principal ofllce, and jurisdiction to hear and de termine such suits la hereby vested In such courts. Vse of Injunction Restricted. II shall bo the duty of the attorney general In everv such esse of file the certltlcate provided for in said expedit ing act of Kbruary 1, 1903, as necessary to the annllratlon of the provisions there of, and upon appeal as therein nuthor Ijied to the supreme court of the United States, the case shall have in such court priority In hearing and determination over till other causes except criminal CRUses. 1'rovldod, that no Injunction. Interlocu tory order or decree suspending of re straining tho enforcement of an order of Ihe commission shall be granted except on hearing after not less than live days' notice to the commission. An appeal mny be taken from any Interlocutory order or decree granting or continuing an In htnctlon In any suit, but shall He only to the supreme court of tho United Discretion n to itehenrlng. Sec. 6. That a new section be adtled lo said act Immediately after section 16, to be numbered IfiA, as follows: Section 1bA. That after a decision, or der or requirement hss been made by the commission In any proceeding, any par ty thereto mny nt any time ninke appli cation for rehearing of the snme or any mailer determined therein, and It shall be lawful for tho commission In its dis cretion to grant such a rehearing If suf ficient reason therefor bo mado to ap pear. Applications for rehearing shall be governed by such general rules as tne commission may establish. No such ap plication shall excuse any carrier from complying with or obeying any decision, order or requirement of the commission, or operate In any manner to stny or post pone the enforcement thereof, without the special order of the commission. In case a rehearing Is granted, the pro- "The Japs have made .ip their minds to become tall." Newspaper Item, 1906. . "Whether by taking thought or oth erwise, thn Japs have attained an av erage height of five feet nine Inches." Newspaper Item, 1910. "The new Japanese law makes' It cempulsory to be a alx-footer." Newspaper Item, 1920. "What chance have the pigmy Eu ropeans against the giant Japs?" Edi torial, 1925. Puck. ceeiltnirn thereupon irtiall eonfnrm II nearly as may ho to the proceedings lit an original hearing, except as the com mission may otherwise direct; and If, It Its Judgment, after surh rehearing Bnil the consideration of all facts, Im ludknt those arising since the former hea'ring. it shall appear that the orlilnal decision, order or requirement is in any rcspeot unjust or unv arranted, the commission may reverse, change or modify the same uulrcment made after Bitch rehearing, reversing, changing or modifying Ine accordingly. Any decision, order or re quirement made after such rehearing, re versing, changing or modifying the origi nal determination, shall be subject to tin iine provisions as an original order. Annual Reports of Curriers. Sec. 7. That section 20 of said act be mended to read as follows: Sec 20. That the commission Is hereby authorized to reoulr.. .unninil renort. from all common carriers subject to the provisions of this act, and from Ihe on. ers of all rnllroads engaged In Interstate commerce as defined In this act. to pr.w scribe the manner In which such report shall he made, and to require from such carriers specific answers tu all question upon which the commission may need in-' formation. Such nnnuul reports shall show In let all the amount of cm. Hal stock Issued, the amounts paid therd .r anil the manner of payment for tnu same; tne dividends paid, the surplus fund, if any, and the number of stock holders; the funded an.l floating debts nnd tho Interest paid thereon; the cost and value of the carrier's property, fran chises nnd equipments, the number of employes and the salaries paid orcIi class; the accidents to passengers, em ployes and other persons, and the causes thereof; the amounts expended lor Im provement each year, how expended and the character of such Improvements; the earnings and receipts from each branch ol business nnd from nil sources; the operating and oilier expenses; the balances of prolit and loss, and a com plete exhibit of tho financial operations of tho carrier each year, Including an annual balance sheet. Such reports shall also contain such Information in relation to rates or regulations concerning fares or freights or agreements, arrangement or contracts nffocllng the same, as the commission may require; nnd the com mission may, in lis discretion, f.,r the purpose of enabling it the better to oar ry out me purposes of this act pre scribe n period of time within whhh all common carriers subject to the provi sions of this act shall have, as near as may be, a uniform svstrm of accounts and the manner in which such account shull be k.-pt. I'lllng of Sworn Statements. Said detailed reporls shall contain all the required statistics lor the period of twelve months enill of Juno in fitch yinrf nnd s;ill hp rna.l-! out under n.-dh jithI HU-il with tlm mm mlssiun at its r.fii. o In WsislihiKtnn vn r b'fnn the Itfrth rjitv nf S( I'U'Hiher tiVn next foUowliiK. tinlpss suMlUmiit time lm Kranted in any east.' hy the eommisiun; ami if any eanit-r, persen ur roriinra tton, mih.iVct ti the provisions nf this act, Mhnll fail to make ami lile sai.l inmii;il n.'iKirts within the time uhuve spcdrie- or within the time oxtenih-d hv the nun. ml-ssion fur nuikiiitf ami HIIiik' t he same or shall fall la tn.ike Mpecihc anHW'T to any (pies t inn authorized hy tho pin vi sions df this net-lion within ihlrtv .iv frum the time It is lawfully requirfd 'to do un, Mieh party --hall forfeit to the imeu Mutf-s ine pum of $p.) for each unn every day It shall omtinue lo he ir Uuljiult will: res pert therein. Strict llnlr Ovit Account... The. ( ommissiun muy. In Its dlscretlnn i'"'11 lt'inif ui any nmi ah ae. coums, reennis ami niemuramln tn h nejn m- carriers, mihlert ti. the pnV. sluns nf tiiis act. including the aecuiintv leeuniK ami inemornnda of the mnv inviii in inuuc, us well as the recWpH and expenditures nf moneys. The mm- iiiissinn snail ut all times have access t- ui accounts, records and menmiunda kept hy carriers Huh.iect to this act. an 1 u Mian ne uniawiul for hucH carriers to K"ep any other accounts, records or mem oranda than tliuse prescribed or approved i iiit; eoininirifmin, ana it may em til special aReiits or examiners, who shall have autnoritv under the order of hn commission to Inspect and examine anv anu an accounts, records and ineinnnnv ia Kept hy su h carriers. This provision shall apply to receivers of carriers and operating trustees. in case ot tailure or refusal on tho pari oi any such carrier, receiver, trustee tn keep such accounts, records and memoranda on the bnuks and in tno manner prescnhci py thu commission or to suhmlt such accounts, records ami memoranda as are kepi to the inspection oi i ne commission, or any oi its author ized agents, or examiners, such carrier. receiver or trustee shall forfeit to tho I nited States the sum of $.ia for encli such offense, and for each and every day of the continuance of such uhVtje, sucii lorrtnures to he recoverable in the saino manner as other forfeitures provided lor in i ms act. M Internet, nor In FhImp He cord Any ptrson vlio shall willfully niako any false entry in the accounts or any hook of accounts, or in anv record or memoranda kent hv a carrier or whn nhall willfully dt-Htrov. mutilate, alter or hy any other means or device falsity the record of any such ace mat. record or memorandum, or who shall wllllully mu led ur lail to make lull, tne and correct entries in such accounts, records or mem oranda of all facts and transactions ap pertaining: 10 iiif ciirrit r iH.sin.jss. or Mia 11 keen any other accounts, tvo nis ur toenioraiuia th in those pi- serihed or ap proved hy tite commission shall he deem, d Ktiilty of a misdemeanor, and shall ha subject, upon conviction in any court of the l uited States of competent jurisdic tion, to a line of not h ss than $,ihu or more than $:.. or imprisonment for a term ul not less than one year nor mora than three years, ir both such hue and Imprisonment. A uv examiner who dl values nnv fact or informal ion which ma v come to hia knowleoRe. durim; the course of such ex amination, except in so fur as he may ho directed hy the commission or hy a court or judjie thereof, shall be subject, upon conviction in any court of tho l.'uited Slates of competent jurisdiction, to a line of not more than $a.'"4M or imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or both. That the circuit nnd district courts of the I'nlted Htates shall have iurisdiction upon the application of the attorney-pen-eral of the I'nitod States, at the request of the commission, aliening a failure t comply witli or a violation -u nay of tho provisions of an hi act to regulate com merce, or any act supplementary tnetvto or amendatory thereof by any common carrier, to issue a writ or writs of man damus commnndinp such common carrier to comply with the provolsions of said acts, or any of them. And to carrv out and Klve pffnet tn the provisions of said nets, or any of them, the commission is hereby authorized to employ special agents or examiners, who shall have power lo administer oaths, ex amine witnesses and receive evidence. Hill of I.ndiim l.lHhtltty. That any rntnm m carrier, railroad or transportation company receiving prop t rty for transportation from a point in one state to a potat in anotner state shall lsBtie a receipt or bill of lading therefor nnd shall b liable tn the holder thereof for nny loss, damage or Injury to such property cnusnd by it or by any common cnrrler, railroad or transportation com pany lo which such property may he de livered or over whono line or lines such property may pns, and no contract, re ceipt, rule nr regulation shall exempt such common carrier, railroad or trans- Kortntion company from the liability ereln Imposed. That the common carrier, rnllrond or transportation company Issuing such re ceipt or bill of ladinor shall bo entitled to recover from the common carrier, rail road or transportation company through whose negligence the loss, anmage or in jury shnll have been sustained, tho nmount of such loss, damage or In.turv us It may be required to pay to the owners of such proDortv, Roc. 8. That all existing laws relat ing: to tho attendance of witnesses and production of evidence and the compelling1 of testimony under the net to regulate commerce and all acts amendntorv there of shall apply to nny nnd all proceedings nnd hearings under this act. Pec. 9. That nil lawn nnd parts of laws In conflict with the provisions of this act are hereby renealed, hnt the amend ments herein provided for shall not affect causes now pending In courts of the Vnltri States, hut such causes shHll be prosecuted to a conclusion In the man ner heretofore provided bv law. Pm 10. That this net shall take ef fect nnd be In force from and after Its passage. Passed the TTouse of Representatives February 6, Attest: A. McDOWELL. Clerk. Ithaca, N. Y. Although Cornell uni versity has a student enrollment of more than 3,000, the university faculty was unable to find a single student pro ficient enough In English to be awarded) the Browning prize, a handsome gold medal given by Prof. Hiram Carson to the student who should -write the host competitive eswy on the great English poet and author. Several essays were submitted, but non ss up to the standard, so the prize will not be awarded this yer. Greater Devoted to the Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial De velopment of the State's Incomparable Resources Official Organ of the Department of Agriculture and Commerce. By II. I!. III.AKi:si.Ki;, Jackson. The work of establishing the Depart ment of Agriculture and Commerce is under way and progressing nieely. While the t.'isk of placing this de partment on foot anil making it one of vulue may l.c a tu'ii(loua one, it can be done and the writer lias severed e! connection with other matters and '.if. devote bis entire time to tho work. A number of the duties set out in the act can not lie performed from the fact that no appropriation was made to cov er the expense, but the very heat possi ble will he done under existing circum stances. The following letter was sent to each supervisor in the State last week: "Will you please furnish me by June 1st a list of all public and private gin ncrs in your supervisor's district, to gether with their postofTie addresses? I would appreciate a complete list, as I desire to call on them for information during the year, and the larger num ber reporting, the more correct my in formation. This reitiest is made un der the provisions of the act creating a Department of Agriculture nnd Com merce, and will, I trust, meet with a cheerful and hearty response. The as sistance and eo-operation of all who are interested in the welfare of Missis sippi is especially desired in the estab lishment of this new department, and making it one of value to the agricul tural people of the State. Thanking you in advance for a prompt compliance with this request, ami assuring vou of my desire to aid every movement looking to the betterment of conditions in our great State, I beg to remain," etc. With the co-operation of the asses sors, supervisors and ginners, upon nil of whom the Commissioner is given au thority to call for information at will, a system of gathering reliable statistics can be formulated, and lhat without working a hardship or seriously incon veniencing any one. The purpose will lie to develop tho system gradually and upon safe grounds. Parties not included In the above, and who are willing to as sist the department with occasional re ports, are reipiosted to send in their names nnd postolfiee addresses. Their help will be highly appreciated. There is a ray of light for cotton oil producers when the fact is consid'-red that the production last year was !io0, 000 barrels less than the preceding year. Ihe crop was short last year and the crushers of course had less seed to work upon. The consumption steadily in creases, both at home and abroad, and barring the manipulation of the trut, the price bids fair to he better m the near future. There is very little sur plus on hand, estimated to be less fhan 00,0011 barrels, and mill men can get from this some consolation at least. The production for past years was as fol lows: llarrels. jsor, I,l'.i'.i,0(l0 IfliiO l.'.i.'id.ono joor. 2,.vio,nm These figures are for Ihe season end ing in year named. The high-water mark was reached in IHO.". when the production was ,40(1,0(11) barrels. The largest export was made in 1 '.10." , when S.UH.V.SU gallons were sent across the waters. The export for ibis year promises to be as great, although the production was something like r.u, 000.00(1 gallons less. So it would seem if tlie-e figures ere cnrreel, and the prominence of the party giving them precludes the questioning of llieir au thenticity, that the mill men will very likely realize a better price for the product this fall as will the farmer f"r Lis seed. The importance of the seed crop is now fully realized by the farm er, nnd nn opportunity for a better price for that commodity is of interest along with the price of the staple. Among the several duties outlined for the Commissioner of Agriculture nnd Commerce there appears a clause as fol lows: "He shall collect specimens of wood suitable for manufacture and other purposes and specimens of agricultural, phosphate and marl deposits ot the State; cause correct analysis of such as lunv be deemed expedient tn be made nnd recorded in a substantial book lo be kept for that purpose." While Hiis was onlej-ed done by a "shall.' no ap propriation was uinde to cover the ex-jH-nse of such analysis and if it is done, pome one with a rich vein of philan thropy must be found to supply the de ficiency. I'arties who have an an:lly fis of any of the articles enumerated nre invited tn send them in ! record. There arc innumerable mineral waters in the State of which an analysis has been made. These would make valu able records and will be used as direct ed if sent the Commissioner. A little co-operation on the part of our enter prising citizens will largely mske up for the omissions in the act creating this department. T.very person so inclined, is earnestly requested tn assist in the work of making it effective and valu able. Oknlnna is tn have n new $!.'0.oni1 hotel. It will be built, by home capital and will no doubt prove n profitable in vestment. Try to smile nil the time if conditions warrant, but bo prepared to look sei?- ous if necessarv. The man who smites on cloudy days as well as bright ones is the man who gets the most out cT life. The smiler, vou will find, is the one who usually holds the winniilg hand In the game of life. A trial of this is well worth the while. John F. McKav of Madison snvs that this is a good time to plant berries. Heavy rains of two weeks since spoiled nn immense crop and numbers of peo ple will plow up their patches. 1 he man who sticks to the business will reap the reward for persistence. S. N. Ayers of Tippah County has a brand of eggs that should be in great demand, lie set a hen on thirteen tur key eggs and she hatched fourteen tur keys and one egg was not pipped. Mr. Ayers has no eggs for sale. The man who alwavs looks upon the bright side of conditions and is in a f;ood humor all of the time, is worth a ut to any community, his influence is felt by those who come m contact ith him and it makes them better contented and satUlled with their lot in lifo. An antimlst is worth more to a conunuJSty than a cow pen full of pessimists. Mississippi The geological survey provided for by the Legislature is undoubtedly a step in the right direction. Mississippi may not be rich in minerals, but it is possi ble that we are sleeping upon beds of wealth that might lie for years undis turU'd. Let's find out something aln.ut it at any rnte. One of the State pa pers makes the ,. following suggestion anent this survey nnd' takes a roseate view of the situation: "The State geological survey should begin in Itawamba and '1 ishimingo count ies. It will lind en.. ugh work there to keep it busy for a long time and give it the needed opportunity to dem onstrate its usefulness. L'nless all signs fail, those counties are rich in Iron, coal, oil, valuable clays, sands ami pig ments and possibly lead, silver and cop per." If only one of these valuable min erals could be discovered up there Ihe work of the survey would not be with out results. We know that Mississippi is rich in resources, but may be still ignorant of many of Ihe good things in store for us that nre still beneath the surface. There are a few who have expressed an uneasiness that in the near future the trucking and fruit business in the Slate would be overdone and that living prices could not be realized on the product. Attention is mlled to the fact that in one day recently 7 cars of ber ries, 33,OUO crates, were shipped to Northern markets in one day aid the price was not alfeeled in the leat. This goes to prove that we may not for some tune yet become uneasy as to the market for our produce. The army of con sumers is increasing in proportion to tne production and will continue to do so for some time vet. There is ry. oc casion for uneasiness on account of over production. It may be news to some to know that Mississippi leads the South in the pro duetioii of cotton per acre of ground planted. It is a fact, however, vouched for bv eonipelcnl authoritv. Texas, the greatest cotton producing State in the world, requires :.' L'1-100 acres to pro duce a bah': (leorgia 1 "4 acres and Mi-sis. iiirii 1 li lt acres. The staple in this State is better than that of some others, notably Texas, while our long staple is equal to any raised nnywhere except (he sen island. Mississippi is all right and the sooner our people find it out and begin to sing it, the better for all coneerned. Don't chase moonbeanis out West when there is something bet ter for you right here at home. A forty-acre tract of pine land was sold at Westville recently under the hammer and brought the Itindsome price of $70,'. 00 or .:30.nn per acre. When it is considered that this was a small tract, the price paid was a good one and indicates the value of even isolated tracts of pine lands. It will not be long until this land will even be in greater demand, and parties In .11 i ii -r it should not be in too much of a hurry tn turn loose. The world n Is our timber nnd will pay what it is worth some day. Charlestonians are happy over the prnsp,.et for a railroad to carry off the crop this fall. Active work has begun on a line from Wednmre and it is promised to be in operation in time for Ihe fall crops. This is indeed gum! news for Tallahatchie metropolis, and tin' writer rejoices with the people in their promotion to a railroad town. Charles ton is a good town and in a rich coun try, nnd there is every reason to believe that the company building the road will find it a profitable investment. A Sardinia correspondent for n Yn roo City paper has been signing "Sweet Sixteen" to his or her articles for a number of years, which would lead the nverag'1 reader to believe that the cor respondent was a holy from the well known reluctance of that sex to break nwav from the sixteen age. The damage o growing crops from hail and cold reporled some days since proves to luive been exaggerated, al though replanting was necessary in some places in the north end of the State. The berry crop was seriously damaged bv the heavy rains nnd tomatoes slight ly bv frost. Philadelphia continues to prosper. Bonds to the amount of Jla.noo for building a school house nave oeen issued, lunus raised for a $:'.,000 church, several splendid brick store houses nre going up nnd the metropolis of Neshoua is bung tilings every day in the week now. Meridian capitalists nnd physicians will build a medical college for the edu cation of our young men in medicine. This is a enrrect move. Over f.00 voting men leave Mississippi every vear for medical education that should be giren Ihe privilege of getting it here at home. A farmer near Walnut Grove, in Leake County, kept a strict account of the cost of working a piece of ground last vear nnd found that for everv day's work put on it he received $14. llovr does tTiis look for a poor man's country? Is there n State in the I'nion that offers more for labor nnd brains than Mississippi? Most assuredly not, and there is no use for our young men to go to other States seeking a place to make their homes. Stay in Missis sippi and prosper with the great State. The press brethren enjoyed a richly deserved outing at Gulf port in their regular meeting last week. Items of general farm interest are promised this department in the fu ture by Mr. 0. II. Alford, manager of the Magnolia Farm in Pike County, for a number of years editor of the South ern Farm Gazette at Starkville. Mr. Alford is well equipicd to furnish some tnmg of especial interesc and value te the agricultural people, and his arti cles will be looked forward to with pleasant anticipations. Pecnn growing is becoming sn im portant industry in the State and in quiry afttr inquiry concerning the mat ter are coming to this depanmeut. TO PREVENT RIOTS IN PANAMA More Than 600 Marines Have Been Sent to the Isthmus. Washington. More than MX) marines will confront Liberal leaders on tho Isthmus of Panama in case, they at tempt to promote, riots and revolution at the time of the eloctioii hi Panama on June '20. Although the canal zone is under the secretary of war, there is no indication that the war department will have any troops near the isthmus at the time of the approaching election and Secretary Taft must rely Uhii tho marine corps to protect the canal zone. Only 20 marines are on the isthmus at present. These are in command of Maj. J. V. Long. More than 400 ma rines are on the Columbia, which is on its way to (iuantanaino, and will bo within easy call in case politics become stormy in Panama. This large detach mont of marines is in command of Maj Lejujiirie. The Marbled. qui, which is now sailing southward on the Pacific, is only a few days from the isthmus, and carries only a small detachment of marines. the zone silice force has been slre.igtheneil materially, and is so we I equipped that it Ls in reality a minia uire army and is ready for service at any time. I'nder the louder-ship of the. well-trained marines it is believed the police force will be able to quell any disturbances which mav arise. COERCED INTO CONTRIBUTION Inside Information Into Conduct of Insurance Companies. Washington. Some additional inside light was thrown on insurance method in New York today by Representative James . I. (ioulden of that .State before the house committee on judiciary, con sidering the Ames bill for the regula tion of insurance in the District of Co lumbia. Mr. (loulden is general agent of the Pcnn Mutual Insurance Com pany in New York. "Why," he said, "it was ti well con ceded fact that lobe a senator at Al bany was worth anywhere from t.j0,tH.H) to $100,000 a year, and that the money came largely from insurance compa nies. This is no secret. Every New York man knows it. I know it. I know it well.'' Touching on the subject of campaign contributions, Mr. Cnulden said that his company bad been coerced into giv ing $10,0(10 to a national campaign coin uiittee in lSlHi. He did not say which campaign committee requested the money, but remarked that the same thing was tried in lOiH) and in liiot, but without success, owing to the firm, stand taken by Mr. Plimpton of Massachu setts, one of the directors, who declared that every director who voted for such contribution would be held personally liable for the amount. REVOLT TnCUbTiS LIKELY Unless Uncle Sam Steps In and As serts His Authority. Washington. According to a state ment by S. II. Peatvy, a large land owner in the Isle of Pines, a revolt against Cuban authority in that island will occur in the near future unless the United States resumes control ever them. Mr. Pearcy and his brother, J. L. Pearcy, called at the White House today, but the president declined to see them and they were referred to Secre tary Hoot. Mr. Pearcy declared that be did not come to Washington to threaten the (.resilient with a revolu tion in which hundreds of American lives will be endangered, but simply to tell him the facts, lie said that Amer icans now own nine-tenths of the prop erty in the island, which they purchased kdy on assurances of President McKinley and the war department that the island was American soil. Conditions, he says, however, are at a critical stage, and the majority of the Americans have stated that they will stand their oppression no longer. Mr, Pearcy said these American citizens have received many offers of aid from the United States in case of a revolt. MOVING PICTURES TAKEN Of Scenes Along Kailway Through Kentucky and Tennessee. Cincinnati, O. Moving pictures! giv ing views between Cincinnati and Chat tanooga, a distance of Il.'Ki miles, are to be taken this week by the Queen and 'rescent officials on a special train moving at nigh speed. J he train will have a complete equipment of moving picture machinery to take a continuous ries of pictures of the scenes along the line of the railroad through Kentucky and Tennessee. The "Knobs" region, made famous by rof. John 1'ri Lloyd in his books, the duegrass country, the High Hridge just below Lexington. Somerset, King's mountain tunnel and the wooded hills of Tennessee will bo among the scenes photographed while tho train is whirl ing at high speed. TEXAS LIQUOR LAW Upheld by the United States Su preme Court. Washington. The supreme court to day affirmed the decision of the court of appeals for tho Third district of Texas in the case of Cox and others vs State of Texas, involving the constitu tionulity of the Texas liquor license law. The validity of tho law was at tacked on the ground of discrimination, as tho law excepted wines made from Texas grapes. Tho court did not ac cept this view, and sustained the law. Levee Bill Passes. Washington. The house today pass ed the bill introduced by the repre sentative of the First Arkansas dis trict, extending the jurisdiction of the Mississippi river commission from the Passes to the Highland at Cape Girar' deau, Mo. The Importance of this bill is that it will enable the building of levees a distance of fitty miles on the west side of the Mississippi river from Cape Girardeau to the end of the St. r rands levee district, thereov prevent ing the overflow of a large area of laud in Arkansas. MISSISSIPPI MATTERS Conference With Superintendents. Superintendent of Education Whit field has announced" that he will bold conferences with the superintendentss of the following comities at the times and places named. It is expressly urged that the examiners in the various coun ties attend these meetings. School men and citizens generally are cordially invited to attend. The superintendents of the following counties will meet at Hatticnburg, Mon day, June 4: Greene, Jackson, Harrison, Hancock, Pearl Kiver, Lamar, Marion, Perry, Lawrence, Jones, Covington. The superintendents of the following counties will imuatnt Meridian Friday, June 8: Winston, Noxubee, Neshoba, Kem per, Newton, Lauderdale, Clark, Jas per, Wayne. The superintendents of the follow ing counties will meet at Tupelo, Saturday, June !): Tippah, Alcorn, Tishomingo, Pron- tiss, I'nion, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Chickasaw, Monroe, Clay, Oktibbeha, Lowndes. Sunday School Convention. The twenty-seventh annual State Sunday School Convention, which will be belli in Kosciusko on Juno IN. L'7 and promises to be one of the best meet ings of this character held in recent years. The association has had an ac tive held worker since Jan. I, and tho '.-ting has been advertised hy per sonal visits to many parts of the State, and a large attendance is looked for. The programme is an attractive one, embracing many prominent, Sunday school specialists, both from this and other States. Mrs. Barnes, the noted primary lecturer of Newark, N. J., will leliver a series of drills on primary teaching during the convention. Pardon for Dr. Rogers. Gov. Vardaman pardoned and remit ted the tine imposed on Ur. Kegel's, of New Albany. This is the ease wherein the defendant was fined -fl'Ou for refus ing to disclose to the grand jury of Union county information as to how he imi' in possession of the package con- lining $L',oiKl and which had been mysteriously lifted from the express of- nnd giving as his reason that he bad given bis word of honor to the woman who bad given him the informa tion that he would not do so under any circumstances. Section Foreman Shot. C. O. Kose. section foreman on tho Brookhaven an.l Pearl Kiver railroad, was shot by a negro section hand named Taylor Ingram. The foreman had reprimanded the negro severely for not going to work after dinner with the rest of the men and left him to go to work on another part of the track. On his return the negro had secured a shot gun and ordered the men on the hand car to stop, and tired at Kose without further warning. The negro escaped. Rich Mine Discovered. Recently there was discovered in the mountains east of Ainory a gold and silver mine that assays over i'll per ton, and some of the ore taken from the mine at a depth of fifteen feet will run between 1"0 and -Jihi per ton. The prospectors are enthusiastic over the discovery, an.l are now working to as certain the thickness of the Vein. Killing at a Timber Camp. C. C, Giles, owner of a timber camp near arrolltiui. shot and killed Loll Kobertsoti, an employe at the camp. Robertson had quit work and w anted to draw his pay before the regular pay day. An altercation ensued, and Rob ertson advancing on Giles with a club, the latter pulled his revolver and shot tiobei'tson dead. Jefferson Davis County. lhecommissiotiers appointed by Gov. Vard'iman to organize the county of JctTersm Davis met and divided tho county !nto districts and ordered an election .'or .lune HMo elect others to serve till .b'liuary, J0OH. It is promised to push the construction of a jail and courthouse. Negro Pardoned. The governor has issued a pardon for Bob Anderson, a negro sent, tip from Yazoo county for ten years for the .'rime of manslaughter. The prisoner has served out admit half his time, anil is in xku' health. Licensed to Practice Medicine. Thw State Imard of health in examin ing applicants for license to practice medicine in Mississippi passed 1 III out of a total of -i! who appears-1 before the board. New City Hall. Yazoo City has adopted plans for a new $L'.i,000 city hall. Mad Dogs Killed. Six mad dogs were killed at Holly Springs in one day. A mad dog strayed into town from the country, bitinj; everv dog he met. Mississippi Medical College. Work has begun upon the building ot the Mississippi Medical College, to Ik opened at Meridian next fall, and pro jeeted by leading physicians and busi ness men of the city nnd State. The capital of the corporation is JJ.VOOO. It will be the first medical college evet established in Mississippi. Dry Weather Help Crops. The dry, hot weather of the past week has been of the greatest benefit tc growing crops throughout tho State. Planter from all sections of the dells say that cotton is doing nicely. Rev. I. H. Alexander Dead, . Rev. J, H. Alexander, D. D Td W years, who for fift years wai pastor ol the Presbyterian Church of Ko;iuko. is dead. No man was ever more great ly beloved by all sects and deoiwiu tions than he.