i State News
Steamers at Gulfport.
As many Mississippians
doubtless interested in the export
ing of different articles of freight
through the Gulf of Mexico, and
particularly as many of these are
concerned in the advantages of
fered by Gulfport as to shipping
facilities, we append below a list
of vessels which
were receiving car
goes at the terminals of the Gulf
& Ship Island railroad in Gulfport
on January 1. They were twenty
seven in number, and of net reg
istered tons as follows:
German steamship Kydonia. .... 1,542
British steamship Olympia....
British steamship Portland...
Norwegian steamship Edda...
British steamship Norman....
German steamship Bylgia.
German steamship Alpha.
Dutch steamship Heta.
Norwegian schooner Hiawatha.. 1,496
Italian schooner Ortrud. 1,546
Italian schooner Warrior
Italian bark Due Cugiii.
British bark Persia.
Norwegian bark Margrethe. 1,122
Swedish bark Atlantic.
Norwegian bark Duncrag.
Norwegian bark Vanedis.
Russian bark Gazelle.
British bark Hornet.
Norwegian hark Elma.
British bark Osberga.
Norwegian hark Hildur...
Norwegian bark Mataura.
British schooner Bartholdi.
American schooner Metherbes
British schooner Advent
British schooner Sirocco
The above list includes eight
steamships, three ships, twelve
barks and four schooners, and but
serves to emphasize the rapid
growth and development of Gulf
port as a port, and of its import
ance in this respect to the South
ern portion of the United States.
Their Security is Worthless.
Publication is made that many of
the mortgage companies doing busi
ness in this State, together with
some of the banks, have, refused to
lend money to farmers in the white
cap pounties of South Mississippi—
Franklin, Lincoln and Amite. The
ground on which these moneyed in
stitutions have refused to lend mon
ey in these counties is that the
whiteeapping outrages have made
the security tendered for these loans
very undesirable. Most of the se
curity is fanning land, and they
figure it out that farming land with
out labor is worthless. It remains
to be seen wliat effect this will
have on the lawless element. It is
generally conceded that the lawless
element only forms a very small
per cent of the population,
people have united with the officials
of the counties in trying to stamp
t, lawlessness and have made a
most excellent start.
Miller Makes His Bond.
State Treasurer W. J. Miller has
made his bond, as required by law,
with a surety company. The bond
is for $250,000, and it costs the
Slate $750 a year to provide tlL
bond, the rate the surety company
barges for being responsible for
that sum of money. There is a
great probability that the coming
legislature will make some change
in the law relating to the treasurer's
bond. None of the surety compan
ies care to make the treasurer's
bond, for the reason that all of the
State's moneys are kept in one
vault, and not in depositories, which
makes ft easier to lose large sums.
The Boundary Dispute Case.
Louisiana, through its law of
ficers, according to the information
received at the office of the attorney
general of this State, has answered
the bill of Mississippi in the boun
dary dispute ease, now before the
United States Supreme Court, by
cross-bill. It, is expected that
early this month the court will ap
point, a commissioner, before whom
■will lie taken depositions in the ease.
Thp attorney general of the State is
not advised as to when this com
missioner will be appointed, but it
is presumed that lie will be ap
pointed at ap early date.
Steampipe Bursts in Church.
John Wooten, a negro sexton at
the Baptist church, was fatally
burned last week at Corinth by the
bursting of a steampipe at the
A Big Hog.
A hog, weaghing nearly 500
pounds dressed, was on exhibition
in Yazoo City last week. The hog
was raised by J. C. Hollingsworth,
near that city, and was less than
two years old.
The Prohibition leaders of the
State held a meeting in Jaekwm n
few days since and discussed plans
for the battle for cinstitutionul
Relic of the Revolution.
D. W. Outlaw, of Sessums, Ok
tibbeha county, has in his posses
sion a unique relic of the Revolu
tionary war in the shape of a pow
der gourd. It was used by one of
his ancestors during the struggle
for America's independence. This
article is engraved in a most ar
tistic manner, showing figures of a
continental soldier, r.nimals, birds,
etc., and also contains the year's
date, 1783, in prominent figures.
About the Panama Treaty.
The State papers are discussing
with considerable interest the wis
dom of the legislature instructing
the United States senators from this
State how to vote on the Panama
canal treaty. Some of them point
to the instructions given to United
States Senator Lamar many years
ago on the silver question as show
ing the unwisdom of instructing
United States senators. It seems
to be generally conceded that there
will be an attempt made to instinct
the senators from this State how
to vote on the question, and it is
generally conceded that the instruc
tions would be obeyed.
Most Wonderful Story of the Age.
R. L. Bennett, president of the
First National Bank of Yazoo City,
and (me of the leading citizens of
the Delta, has contributed to the
Manufacturers' Record an interest
ing article on the prosperity of the
South. Mr. Bennett says that the
progress of the South has been the
most wonderful story of the ago. He
takes the position that the mainten
ance of the levees in this great val
ley is a great national question
which is not connected with party
politics. He says that its removal
from party politics should guarantee
that the government will take charge
of the levees within a year.
Keeping Step With King Cotton.
Just a few days before Christmas
Mr. E. H. Thompson, a fanner of
drove into Wesson with a wagon
load of turkeys which he disposed of
for nearly $100, some of the birds
bringing as high as $2.50 each.
That was perhaps the most valuable
load of turkeys ever disposed of in
the State of Mississippi, and goes to
show that the price of all kinds of
farm produce is keeping step with
King Cotton. Chickens and eggs
are "out of sight;" sweet potatoes, a
common, but delightful article of
food in the South, have heretofore
been a drug on the market, but this
season they bring $1.00 per bushel
and hard to get at that.
Sued for Half a Million.
The city of Meridian has entered
suit in the Circuit Court for $500.
000 damages against the Meridian
remembered that Chancellor Dca
vours recently rendered a decree an
nulling the contract between the
waterworks company and the city.
The allegations in declaration are
substantially the same as in the
chancery case, the principal ones be
ing that for years the water com
pany failed to supply pure aid
wholesome water to consumers and
to maintain sufficient pressure for
It will be
Historic Church Burned.
Fire last week destroyed the old
one of the
Scooba church buildin
landmarks of that section,
building was erected something
over sixty-five years ago, when old
Scooba was a substantial town.
When the town was moved to its
present site the old church was
abandoned, though when burned it
was still in excellent condition, ex
cept for the window lights having
been broken out by vandals. It is
supposed negro gamblers started the
Won't Ask Teddy.
Hon. J. A. Richardson, editor of
the Sunflower Tocsin, states that
the people of Indianola are getting
along nicely with their independent
postoffice, and there is not a citizen
of the town who is willing to ask
President Roosevelt to re-establish
the government office. "Of course,
many of our citizens would be glad
to get' the office back again," says
Mr. Richardson, "but we are not go
ing to ask the president to take this
step, and if it is done it will be on
his own initiative."
Claims $16,000,000 Taxes.
State Revenue Agent Adams sent
out last week to the ten counties in
terested the additional assessments
against the packing and oil com
panies operating independent cars
in Mississippi. The total is $180,
000,000, making a grand total of
$339,000,000, on which taxes are
claimed aggregating about $10,
000 , 000 . _
Pyburn Cut to Death.
A few days since at McLaurin, J.
P. Pyburn and W. Robinson, farm
ers living in that neighborhood, be
came involved in a dispute arising
from the alleged non-payment of a
debt, which resulted in Pyburn be
ing cut to death by Robinson. The
sheriff and a deputy were in Mc
Laurin at the time, having gone
there to quell a disturbance report
ed to be in progress, and to them
Robinson surrenderd. .
A First-Class Office.
The increase in the postofliee re
ceipts of Jackson during the past
few months has prompted Postmas
ter Edwards to make the prediction
that the office will be elevated to
the first-class rank next July. In
order to entitle the office to this
rank the receipts must amount to
$40,000 for the annual period. Dur
ing the past eight months the stamp
sales alone, show an aggregate of
THE LEGISLATURE SHOULD ACT.
Mississippi the Dumping Ground For
All Sorts of Infected Animals.
In an article before the State
Farmers' Jnsrirute, held at the Mis
sissippi Agricultural and Mechani
cal College August 27-21), 11)02,
Dr. J. C. Robert, professor of vet
erinary science in that institution,
in discussing "Some Diseases of
Farm Animals, and How to Treat
Them" first called attention to the
need of State veterinary sanitary
legislation. He said:
"The twelfth census of the
United States gives the total value
of live stock in Mississippi as above
$42,000,000—over 25 [>er cent of
the total value of our farm prop
erty. Tliere is not a single statu
tory provision for their protection
against preventable contagious dis
eases, save one concerning glanders.
Many of the States have laws con
cerning the prevention and suppres
sion of diseases of domestic animals,
and have in this way protected and
encouraged their live stock industry.
Virginia, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Tennessee and Texas,
among the Southern States, have
strict law3 on this subject, with
Stute veterinarians and funds to en
force them, while Mississippi is a
dumping ground for dire infectious
maladies against which other States
quarantine. The quarter of a mil
lion dollars lost by our State several
summers ago from one disease—an
thrax—would be sufficient to pay all
expenses of a live stock sanitary
board for more than twenty years.
As far as possible, the college,
through the professor of veterinary
science, has assisted in suppressing
reported outbreaks of contagious dis
eases among farm animals in the
State. This method of work, how
ever, cannot possibly give the best
results, since we have no assistant,
and are without either legislation
or funds to enforce suitable sani
As a preliminary to the consider
ation of a few of the many diseases
to which the domestic animals are
subject, the doctor said:
"The- animal body may be com
pared to a piece of delicate ma
chinery, consisting of eight different
parts. These parts, if in normal
condition and properly adjusted to
eaeli other, constitute a healthy
body. The integrity of the whole
depends -upon the state of health or
disease of its parts. A feed of rot
ten corn may result in violent
spasms of the small intestines (spas
modic colic), and throw not only
the digestive system, but the entire
body into a state of nervous excite
ment; in like manner a ringbone or
a bone spavin may render the horse
practically useless for certain
classes of work. If we had a perfect
knowledge of the laws of health and
obeyed them, disease would be un
known. We can never hope for such
an accurate knowledge of hygienic
laws, but I do claim that by paying
careful attention to the selection,
care and management of our domes
tic animals, we can ward off many
diseases, and thus add materially
to the profits of the farm."
In view of the almost universal
absence of a knowledge of wliat to
do in cases of animal diseases, and
as any of our readers may at any
time have a valuable horse or other
animal become affected with some
disease mentioned herein, we give
below some of Dr. Robert's reme
dies for different diseases, which
have been repeatedly tested and
found to be cures of merit:
Cramp Colic in Horses and Mules,
(Remedy )—Various drugs are re
commended. A common and ef
ficient drench is made of an ounce
each of chloroform, laudanum and
ether, added to a pint of warm
water. Instead of this, an ounce of
chloral hydrate and one-half grain
of sulphate atropia rtiay be given,
added to half pint of water. Tf the
case is a very severe orie, we may
give by means of a hypodermic
needle from two to four grains of
morphine. If we suspect the cause
is from irritating food, the above
remedies should bo given in a pint
of raw linseed oil instead of in
water. The flanks and abdomen
should ho rubbed with a strong lini
ment. Blankets may he wrung out
in hot water and held against the
abdomen during intervals of ease be
tween the pains. The drenches may
be repeated in three-quarters of an
hour, if necessary.
(To be continued.)
Liquor Men in Conference.
It io stated that the liquor deal
ers from several of the principal
cities located in the counties that
have saloons under tlic local option
law, or what is known as the "wet
counties," held a conference at
Vicksburg last week. Some of the
delegates at. the meeting attributed
much of tlu 1 prohibition sentiment
and agitation now so noticeable
throughout the State to the Viola
tion of the Sunday law in the open
bar rooms in Vicksburg.
Delta Experiment Station.
A bill providing for the estab
lishment of a branch agricultural
experiment station in tlm delta will
be introduced at the January ses
sion by State Senator A. M. Hicks,
of Yazoo county. The members of
both houses from that section of the
State are heartily in favor of the
measure and will work energetically
to secure its passage. The delta soil
is far-famed for its fertility and a
course of scientific experiments is
suo* to be of value to the planters.
Qrowth Ha* Been Pheno-n»ri*l.
The testimony of those who are
posted on the afluirg of the State
says that Mississippi never enjoyed
greater prosperity than it has dur
ing the year which has just drawn
to a close. The industrial growth
of the State has been something
wonderful. More new enterprises
have been chartered in Mississippi
during the last twelve months than
in any twelve months before,
outlook for the new year was never
brighter. The farmers and the peo
ple in the country will have money
this year. A gentleman familiar
with conditions says that the banks
of the Northwest are borrowing
money from the banks in Jackson
and other cities in the State. He
states that the banks throughout the
State hold approved collateral from
of the Western bunks for
loans. It has been the usual thing
for banks in this section to redis
count in New York. The cotton
crop in this and other States has
been moved mostly with home
money this year, and the call on the
Eastern centers has not been near
as heavy as in other years.
Division of the School Funds.
The proposition to divide the
school fund between the races in
proportion to the taxes paid by each
race, which was the burning issue in
the State campaign last summer,
will probably never get any further
along with the coming legislature
than the paper on which it is recom
mended in the governor's message.
There is not even a remote likeli
hood that the legislature will enact
such a law, although bills looking
to this end, will, of course, be in
troduced. Even those who favored
it, and who are now enabled to view
the question in a cold and dispas
sionate light, wholly freed of its po
litical embellishments, arc willing
to admit that such a doctrine is un
constitutional, and would not stand
a legal test. At the same time it
has served to re-emphasize the unal
terable determination that the po
litical, industrial and social destiny
of Mississippi rests with the white
people of the State.
The Lumber Industry.
A large number of new lumber
manufacturing industries will bo
launched in the piney woods of
South Mississippi next month.
Concerns capitalized at many thou
sands of dollars are now awaiting
the delivery of machinery in order
to enable them to commence work,
and the lumber industry will be
given quite an impetus when they
are placed in operation. The busi
ness has been highly prosperous
during the year just closed, and it is
almost impossible to form a correct
estimate of the value of the piue
timber that has been converted into
lumber within the annual period,
but it will foot up many millions.
The present scale of prices will be
maintained, and no advance is con
templated for the new year.
Want to Add Vocal Music.
The proposal of State Superin
tendent of Education Whitfield to
add vocal music to the public school
curriculum seems to be meeting
with much approval, and favorable
action is expected thereon when the
legislature meets. The old singing
schools, for which Mississippi was
famous in days gone by, have passed
out of existence, and vocal music is
becoming almost a lost art in some
communities, eveept among the dar
kies. whose musical tastes are pro
verbial. A few years ago, when
Rev. Sam Jones was conducting a
revival service at Heidelberg, he
complimented his choir by telling
them that they sang more like ne
groes than any white folks he ever
saw. The choir became offended,
however, and refused to sing any
Natchez Favors Panama.
At a. meeting of the Natchez Cot
ton and Merchants' Exchange held
last week, a resolution urging
United States Senators McLaurin
and Money to vote for the ratifi
cation of the Panama treaty as a
business measure and to insure con
struction of an isthmian canal was
Ed Keeton, colored, placed in the
Meridian jail last week for a mis
demeanor, discovered a fellow pris
oner, Goody Fisher, digging through
the brick wall with a knife and
quickly reported to the jailer, thus
preventing a jail delivery. He was
Bank for Meadville.
Tlie town of Meadville, county
scat of Franklin county, is to have
a banking institution, the first in
her history, capitalized at $50,000.
Capt. J. J. White of McComb City,
the lumber king of South Missis
sippi, is promoting the organization.
It is believed that when the figures
for 1903 are compiled at the end of
the year, they will show that more
banks have been launched in Mis
issippi during the annual period
than in any other Southern State.
Invites Confederate Correspondence.
The Vicksburg National Military
Park Commission desires to corre
spond with veterans of all Confed
erate batteries engaged in the de
fense of that city, May 18 to July
4, 1803. The park commission de
sires to secure from these veterans
accurate information ns to the num
ber, kind and calibre of the guns of
their respective batteries and to the
position of these guns on the line of
defense. Information should be sent
Capt. W. T. Rigby, at Vicksburg.
GOODS RECEIVED SAME DAY AS: ORDERED FROM
»»» Canton, Mississippi >>>>»
Fine Imported and Domes ticWin es, Liquors
Gins, Brandies, Etc,, of all Prices \ Qualities
Hesdorffer's Private Slock per quart $1.00
Hesdorffer's Pure Rye
Kentucky 'Belle Bourbon
Old Glory Rye
Gilt Edge Straight Whiskey per gallon $2.00
The Famous 'Red Top Rye per quart $1.25
Pete Cooper Rye reduced price per quart $1.50
Murry Hin Club recuced price
Old Monopole Rye
Old Silas SMoore
Satisfaction Guaranteed or Money Refunded on Any of These Brands.
LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE, NUMBER 74.
W: H: SUTTON
Fire and Cyclone Insurance
An Ideal Shopping Place
is found here. Ladies' will appreci
ate that on their first visit tn the
store. The stock of goods csrried is
particularly well assorted and being
selected with care the design, work
manship and finish of various arti
offered is highly pleasing. There's
l if a very pleasing line of little novelties
in Gold, Silver and other metals
)jP They are not expensive, but add
much to the charm of a costume.
JEWELER and SILVERSMITH
NEW MAJONIC ANNEX...
P. A. LINDHOLM.
H. R. Brown & Co,
Fine line of Staple and Fancy
Groceries, and a full assortment of
Ladies' and Gent's Furnishings Goods.
Country Produce bought and sold.
In new' building south of iron bridge.
Makes Fat. Strength, Blood Bone and Muscle
If you are tired, broken down, despondent, worn out, pale, losing
flesh, have no energy, do not feel like arising in the morning for
the days work, you need a bottle of this wonderful modicine.
Five Hundred bottles of this Emulso-Hypo has been sold in one
County in Tennessee in the last two years. Physicians prescribe
it. druggists sell itl People praise it, and we guarantee it.
One bottle sold, sells a dozen. If you buy a bottle and take it
according to directions, and it fails to do you any good the druggist
is authorised to refund you your money, one dollar, and charge
that dollar to us. We have never had a bottle returned.
Read what the editor of the Southerner, Okolona, Miss., says:
Shoflner-Hayes Medicine Co.. Paducah, Ky. In 1901 my
mother ocmmenced taking Hayes Beechwood Emulso-Hypo with
Iron when said her lungs were so badly involved that she would
not likely be alive but a few weeks. It improved her so rapidly
that she was soon in good health for one oi her years. I wish you
the success you deserve with your Beechwood Emulso,
Yours truly, Aaron Q. Davis.
Slroffner-Hayes Medicine Co.,
For Sale By b. S, Beall.
DBS. STANSnUBY * ALEXANDER,
Surgical and Mecanical
Booms 2nd floor Masonic Bnildlng.
Every operation pertaining to Dcnistry.
carefully and sinfully trested. Teeth ei
Irsotnd without pain. Gutns heal rapidly.
Day Phone 88. Night Phone 84.
G. C. Phillips M. D., B. H. Baker Jr. M. D.
PHILLIPS & BAKER,
PHY81CANS AND SURGEONS,
Offllce In room recently occupied by Tack
ett* Smith. Phone 61 Dr. Phillips resldaooe
Phone 78. Dr, Baker Phone 22.
P. D. HOLCOMBE
Dp stairs In McCsln Bulldlns-Teeth
Extracted with little pain.
HOOKER 3c McBEE,
At. tome ys at Law
O (Bee Hank of Holmes County up-stalrs.
s. M. SUIT
TACKETT Sc SMITH
Attorneys at Law
tn ce: Fu rt full of roems in the new
W r. TACKETT
W. L. DYER
Attorney at Law
Office first door below Bank of Holmee
I. F. NOEL A. M. PEPPER B. H. El.MO* .
NOEL, PEPPER Sc ELMORE,
Attorneys at Law
Office upstairs In court house
1. W. JORDAN, U.D.
B. A. SHEPHERD, U.D.
SHEPHERD Sc JORDAN
Physicians Sc Surgeons
Tfllce upstairs in Masonio Bufldinir.
telephones at both residences. King
I am prepared to do
any quantity. Atten
tion of a personal na
ture will be given all
favors. I can be found
most anywhere on the
public square or orders
can be telephoned to
T. W. Smith 3t Son*
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