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n i, mi I nMtf Tllll I -- I -- - , I I IN Van. to Excel iur business of selling ant Clothes. We have Jbition to excel. It is a I ambition, perhaps, be Ihe more Clothes we sell ire money we ma';e. But Vt excel unless you are id We can't satisfy J the garments we sell are L dependable, stylish, We've got to keep prices f too, if we want to sue- In excelling. It is thi Son that prompts us to this system. It is this jri that makes our prices He. is close at hand. Nearly all gentlemen who observe the proprieties of dress want a new Easter Suit for Easter. The Easter business always comes with a rush. The busiest 3 weeks of tailoring are the 3 just preceding Easter. That time is now here. Make an effort to get your Easter suit ear ly; don't wait until the last minute. Get after yourself and come around and let us talk with you about a nice Easter Suit, Easter Fancy Vest, Trousers and Hal. You would guess twice the amount we are asking for them, but we are making close prices to se cure your trade. We are new in business and want to grow. If you give us a trial we are sure our business relations will be mutually continuous, profitable and provable. " I I; d V Two-thirds of a man's life ii spent in his shoes. Therefore you should be careful in your selection of the greater part of your comfort. You cannot make a mistake when you buy a liana ii Shoe. Acknowledged the best on earth. We are sole agents for these celebrated shoes. THE LEADER X7"sutcri. I . 1 .ijwmwii iii.iii wmmmmmmmmunt AMJMm-mmm.i.M. mi m hi , .". . m wmiii- sii n inn i r"" " ' 'kmM;nitit,-t,iriliiamttmr-'''-' " - ... ..... &VjvjAwjA.vAvA.vA-A'4iAuK'' U ant.it.lnrl tn examntion f .'om all WiMiWW-mwmrwme-)) .-; - ; K- ation for a period of teu years. ssissippi Matters. 1 Dlitrlct Attorneys Prosecuting In Justice Court. I 19. District attorneys are not required by law to prosecute persons charged with offenses in the justices of the peace courts. Sections 1,555 and 1,556 anno tated code. I 20. I know of no law expressly pro hibiting the district attorney from prosecuting for a fee in a justice court NOTES OF PAST AND CURRENT EVENTS. J By T. L. POWER. I GCNERlIi'8 oriHiuns, tne wrm oi nis senicuuo una uueo I Convicts Irom municipalities iur viui- r n -- - ha. iBoad Law construed. laws, and those under however, since the constitution has lof the act approved March . .. . .. ' o( tne peace, in abolished the fee system, the propriety ding for the worK.ng oi tQ the contractor of taking fees in such proseetions may ids by contract, does not 'J detention war- le questioned. board of supervisors to officers and the I Statutes of Limitation. ill ad valorem road tax . . . oij , s.r.t.ion 2. 7KB of the code declares - . 1 1 1 u t in. nnn niH ITOnKI.ll.IJlC K G iJ W uaiu 1 the limitation of the IS J the countv road funds that statutes of limitation shall run in all Dumoses (except to , : I . .:i,: wnen tne convict s who "h- land to provide a sinking omission part of section 29 lebts, when it may oe as - nublished. See Murch vs. Warren county, and Rea bold vs. State, 73 Miss., 238 and 858. Appointed County Superintendents. 12. A county superintendent of public education appointed, confirmed and ills for all purposes) by ct of March 6, 1900. These I not repugnant and both Ld be so construed as to leach. The act of March tended to amend the act of i one mill road tax must be Bmit allowed for all pur- commissioned pursuant to section 204 of the constitution, and to section 4,358 annotated node, as amended by acts 'approved March 12. 1900, 1896, page 113, is the lawfully consti .approveu juttrui i , . , . four the working of the public j .tract, does not limit the -1. emtax on din That ' afterward passed and approved, mak em tax mennoneu i elective at the expiration .perlv appropriated to sucn win . . ipeny uppii -...l i,..t nn for the State and coun- e, ty officers. Supervisors My Purchnso Typewriters. 13. If the board of supervisors should believe that the public service would be promoted thereby, it may purchase typewriters for the county officers as necessary articles under section 296 annotated code. It is a matter in the discretion of the board. Fuel Must Be Furnished. 14. Fires in the courtroom and county offices are as necessary iu the winter for the transaction ol tne puouu uu. iprt.inn 4 of said ast. plans itions may be prepared for Lad contracts in the alter- iding a section of the road both large and small, road and bridges usually he road hands, reserving f: t lu. 1 f n onnf rftn- HUgGB LL w 16, Bofore. b nothing iu the act requir- cific division of the one mill be aDDrooriated to both to different links of the roads (large and small bridges as nd specifications may pro- j commutation tax must be i the district, town, village R collection. ht days' service required by 00, mav be paid by personal bv the three dollar commuta- i bv the service of teams and bvided in section 8.906 and I code for counties having no and when the eight days I the person liable, and his kempt. The teams and tools not liable Bhould not be pger than those of persons vy and payment of the one orem tax authorized oy sam hot have the effect of exempt In liable to road service or of tools so liable, let provides that the one mill xi tax shall be treated as a bud fund for use anywhere in ly, except that collected on I within a municipality, the which are worked at the ex the municipal treasury, in ; it shall be equally divided he county road fund and the iet fund. one mill tax is not sufficient P both roads and bridges, it appropriated to the roads, and res built and kept up as bere- entirelv ontional with the Be v. 'dnof sunervlsora whether they fe road contract law of 1900; it fipulsory. 'der the act of 1694, municipal leg may make their own con tlh the county contractor, or 7 other person, for working ouvicttd of riolations of mn irdinsnces. Such convicts need elivered to the sheriff; a mittl n the conricting court direct to ractor will authorise the de ( the convict nntU the sentence urt is satisfied. The penalty da for unlawfully iijB does not apply nnt fUr ness as furniture ana otner mentioned in sections 296 and 920 of the code, under either of which sections wood and coal should be supplied by the board to the county officers. Allowances to Clerks-Are Not Passed on by SaperrlBon 15. Section 934 of the code authorizes : a make an allowance to the circuit clerk for a deputy or other clerical assistance during term time, and such allowance, when approved by the district attorney under section 1,557 cf the code should be paid by the coun ty treasurer under section 906 of the code. . to tv, nlmnil. and chancery courts are instituted and held for the purpose of administering the law ana u : th. mihlic business of the county and have greater powers than the super- visors court.' It was neve. .Uv---.. n,oa simerior courts should be hampered and crippled in the proper of their functions by making .iince dependent upon ap- vuc. t- . ap proval by the boara oi supervi. . on .-rnresslv authorizes the pay ment of such allowance by the county treasurer on the order oi tne .. j:..t;nvtho circuit cleric section oi, - ,i, to certify such allowance to the clerk of the board at supervisors, . keeping and auditing purposes, and not to be passed upon oy wio Factory Exemptions. it it rmanent factory established two years ago and having a capital of five thousand dollars invested in manu facturing brooms, chairs and tables in .tot .nil nut upon the mar- a DHI9UCU av- i ket direct, and not belonging to or be ing in any trust, comoine or , -. Jmnt from all taxation under chap ter 54, cU 1897, for a period of ten ''iTa permanent factory established before the first day of Ju7' with a capital of $125,000 of which 30, 000 has been paid in, for the purpose of ..inri cotton into cloth or favor of a county, beginning from the time when the right to demand pay ment first accrued. County warrants allowed by the board of supervisorare, under section 2,74:, domestic judgments against the county, and are barred after the expiration of seven years from the date of the allowance. It is gen erally the duty of officers and trustees to plead the bar. Examination a Pre-requlslte for County Superintendent. An election on the 23d day of Feb ruary, 1900, ordered by the board of supervisors, to fill an unexpired term in the office of county superintendent of public education in an elective coun ty was illegal and void, because at that time the law required such vacancies t be filled by appointment by the gover nor. And a person elected at such an election, without having stood the ex amination required by sections 4,257 and 4,259 of the code, is lneugioie to hold the office, both because of failure to be examined and because the elec tion was void. The nnnointment by the governor oi mi.n has not been examined as re quired by said sections, to fill out an unexpired term in said omce, is .um, th. onnointee is ineligible to hold the office, although he gives the bond and takes the oath prescrmea Dy ibw, because the examination is s pic requisiteand a qualification for such n nnninfmpllt.. Both the person elected and the one appointed being lneugioie, tne uuu should declare the office vacant and order an election to fill the vacancy under the provisions oi tne George election law approveu iuit.. a .,nl ciinerintendent appointed by the governor and who took the oath and gave bond and has been discharg the office since his ap pointment, but was ineligible because he had not been examineu us .cHu..v u io. ie n ilt far.to officer, and as such ..... or a tmlid and binding and he should be paid the regular salary lor ih. time of his service. i nnerentlnes-Kzpenses Must Be Paid Section 2.27S of the code empowers the board of supervisors to establish local quarantine at the expense of the county, and prescribe reasonable rules for its enforcement. In cases oi smaii nox outbreaks, section 8, chapter 69, the countv health of ficera member of the board for the performance of the duties required oy that act to prevent the spread of the disease. Therefore, where the board. the health officer sitting with it to consider an outbreak of smallpox in the county, ewr. ... order on the minutes directing the health officer "to take all necessary steps to prevent the spread of tne small pox in the county," and he accordingly establishes a quarantine and employs a physician to vaccinate and take gen eral charge, such a physician has a law ful demand against the county for reasonable compensation for his ser vices. Judges Appointed fiovernor Lonirino made the follow ing appointments on the 10th inst.: 3HA.NCKLl.ORS. First District H. L. Muldrow, Stark ville. Second-N. C. Hill, Ellisville. Third James C. Longstreet, Gre nada. Fourth W. C. Martin, Natchez. Fifth H. C. Conn, Hazlehurst. Sixth A. M. Uyrd, Philadelphia. Seventh A. McC. Kimbrough, Green wood. Jl-UGES CIRCUIT COURT. First District E. O. Sykes, Aberdeen. Second T. A. Wood, Enterprise. F. A. Montgomery, Rose- Jale. Fifth W. F. Stevens, Carrollton. Sixth Jeff Truly, Fayette. Seventh Eighth J. R. Euochs, Brandon. Ninth Patrick Henry, Vicksburg. Thn Third. Seventh and Tenth Dis tricts, which have been filled by Judges Z. M. Stephens, Robert Powell and O. B. Huddleston, are not appointed. The Attorney-General thereupon instituted nno warranto proceedings to test the right of the three judges not reap pointed to continue to exercise tne functions of the office. The Noel amendment for an elective judiciary will thus come up squarely for decision. SUl'RKME COURT. First District Hon. S. S. Calhoon, re-appointed for full term. The appointment of Chancellors and Circuit Judges was made in the follow ing form: State of Mississippi. To All to Whom These Presents Shall Come, Greeting: K"nov vf. that bv virtue . of the au thority in me vested, by the provisions of an act of the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, approvea on me ium H of March. A. D. 1900, entitled "An act to provide for the election of judges of the Supreme, Uircuit ana nauuei y Courts Bnd for making of such tempo rary appointments by tne uovernor as mw be necessarv in order to pass from the appointive to the elective system," I do hereby, under tne provisious u. Section 2 of said act appoint Hon. J ames C. Longstreet Chancellor oi tne inira Chancery District of the State of Miss issippi, and I do, under the provisions of the said act of the Legislature au thorize, empower and enjoin hiin, the said Hon. James C. Longstreet, to exe cute and fulfill the duties of said office according to law, and to have and to hold said office from the date hereof, under the provisions of said act ap nnwd March 10. 1900, with all the npr nHviWes and emoluments i,nM..nt, hol.mrrinir. until this ap pointment is canceled, revoked or an nvllen hv comnetent authority, or un til his successor in office shall have been duly chosen, qualified and in- ..1UJ in in.r.nrHnnf.e With Said act of NVftllcu IU the Legislature. Tn tuslimnnv whereof. I. A. H. Lon rino. Governor of the State aforesaid, h... ..nuH these letters to be made patent and the great seal of the State to be hereunto attixea. Given under my hand, at the city oi i..i,., th inth dav of Mar in the year of our Lord 1900. A. U. Longino, Governor J. L. Powkr, Secretary of State. m of t90.590.02. The Monument Com mitt.ee has reo nested the Daughters of the Confederacy to assume charge of ... .i the fund and erect tne monument, auu they have accepted the trust. Let all funds be sent at once to Mrs. Edgar Taylor, treasurer of Central Committee, Richmond. Va. It is urgently request ed that all who were connected with the. nollention and deposit of these funds, should send them forward with out delay, so that the Central Commit ton mav he able to rerjort at Louisville, June 8--the anniversary of the birth of Mr. Davis how much will then oe in hand toward the erection of the monu ment. This will be sufficient authority for any bank, committee or individual, to act in this behalf. The total contributions by Mississip pi will be reported later. J. L. Power, Member of Central Com. for Miss. fryj caj - v jaA SOUTHERN GLEANINGS. The new grand master of Templars in this State, Kev. John A. B. Jones, is moving around very lively among the commanderies. He instituted the new commandery at Corinth, revived Delta Commandery No. 16 at Greenville, and conferred the orders on six yarns and for seUing or dealing in o , confernni ne orr. faoric so manufactured, not belong.. TjU to or being tn a trust, combine or poo-, j The Summer Normals. The State board of education has an nnnnenri the schedule for summer nor mals, and ha agreed upon some of the normal conductors ana institute coa ductors. Th. normals for whites will be at Corinth. Oakland, Mabep., Carthage Brandon, Poplarville, McComb City, . . . - i i . . i ' : i Gloster, Hebron, tiiCKory, rori uiuaun Senatobia. The colored normals will be at Natchez. Vicksburg, Greenville, Yazoo Cit.w. Oxford. Hazlehurst. Instead of the usual white normal at Oxford, a snecial term of the university will run for six weeks, for the benefit of teachers who wish to take advanced nt. ii dies. Tho Stsito board adoDted a resolution positively forbidding all persons em nloved in the normals or institutes from acting as agents or solicitors of school book companies. "If thorn was anvthint of importance to the people of the Btate mat came Deiore th rAnt BBHHinn of the leeislature it was the question of a better and a cheaper sy8' t.m of t.AXt hOOKB IOr OUr DUD11U SCUUUIB, The present system iB notoriously deficient And exnensfve." This is the opinion of Jbditor ijuinn oi Cetitreville Jeffersonian, who was member of the house that expressed the same opinion by a vote of nearly tro to one. In the meantime the school patrons of the State will con tinue to pay heavy trioute to tne scuuoi book trusts. This question will doubt less be a leading issue in the election of the next legislature. Indeed it should be thoroughly discussed before the meeting of the 1903 special session oi the present legislature. Prof. W. C. Welborn has shown the ,.wnin Times a medal awarded his won n irp.r brother. Lieut. Ira C. Welborn, ,," "15 by congress for gallantry on tne oattie fiold at Santiago. Cuba, July 2, 1898. The awarding of the medal is a dis tinction which few soldiers oi tne war with Snain eniov. there beingonly four given to men in the army and a few to ann sailors in the navv. Lieut. Welborn was also promoted irom sec- ond lieutenant, ana ne is now m un Philippines. He is a Jones county boy. Picayune Current Comment. Jefferson Davis Monument Fund. Soon after the death of Mr. Davis, .:aMuia enms were subscribed in MiaGibsinni toward the erection of monument to his memory. Some of k. nnntrihntiona were sent to the Mon ument Association at Richmond ; other amounts were deposited in local Danns, n.. thev -till remain. The United r.u.ni.. Veterans created a Monu m.nt Fund Committee of one from each si.t with instructions to i i.i nnntrihntions already made and WUbv. - i ;..; nihnL and forward all to the treasurer at Richmond. The plan for a monument was adopted and the found ation laid is Monroe Park, Richmond. ki.. i. in hnk. at interest, the "We Rm Our Own Bonds" is the cap tion of a statement by the Aberdeen Examiner, that the fio.ouuaper cent. bonds of that city were taken by air. Vmnlr P. .Tinkins. at 11.03-26. The recent issue of $15,000 bonds by the city of Jackson, for bridges and other improvements, bearing 5 per cent, interest, were taken by the Mer chants' bank of Jackson at a premium of ft ner cent. The indications are that all of the capital bonds will be taken by home in vestors. One of the very pleasant incidents of the recent session of the grand lodge of Odd Fellows at Columbus was the presentation of a past grand master's collar, of exquisite workmanship, to Past Grand Master Simon Fried, of Starkville. Past Grand Master Monroe McClnrg made the presentation, speech and be did it in great style. The re cipient made a happy response. Southern Metlio.llet Mission Board. Tim Hnnrfl of missions of the Meth- odist Episcopal Church south met in un- nuul session ut Nashville lenn. ine re port of the committee on estimates was presented, and the work of mak ing appropriations for 1901 was taken un. II was found that the collections of the past year supplied a total of $:'3,07V.Bl, sulvject to uisTriouuuu. Thi In tin inereiiKP over a vear nuo cf $9.7S.10, besides which a heavy stand ing iiidebtuess has been completely liouidated with a surplus from the special collection therefor of about $10,000. Atlnnta's Mayor Asked to RmIs. Th oitv council of Atlanta adopted a rnsolntinn callinc unon Mayor James G. Woodward to resign his office. The resolution was the culmination oi a sensational sermon by Rev. L. U. litonghton, in which the minister ir.ade a violent attack on the mayors personal habits. The resolution calls upon the mayor to vacate his omce be fore the next meeting of the council. two weeks. The leader of the opposi tion to Mr. Woodward says he is in honor hmmd. under the terms of the statement made last summer, to re- The Vlfksbur Rernlon. The reunion of confederate veter ans at Vicksburg, Miss., was one oi the most pleasant in the history of the organization, though not so large ly attended as have been some of tlieiu. The good people of the historic cily did everything in tneir power iu nal:e the occasion pleasant, and the dtlegotes declare they succeeded ai- iriiblv. The general reunion ai Louisville will be largely attended by Mississippi veterans. St. Lonla Woman's Claim. The members of the city council of Marysville, Ky., have received an un expected shock. A letter was read from Miss Sallie Greenville, of St. Loins, notifying the council that she owns 800 acres oi lana on whii-u m cirv is built. She says she is the only heir of John Waller, a former heir, who, she says, died without a will. She threatens to begin ouster proceed ings if her claim is not allowed. I.onl-lnna Sulphur Bode. The sulphur beds of Calcasieu par sh, I.a., are extremely interesting rom a geological point of iew, and aln.il.le commercially. A very pure ninl is found 440 feet below the r.irface of the ground, in beds 100 ft thick. It has been extensively mined. A PoMtmlHtresa In Trouble. vinrir TTnrdawav. neero postmistress at 1 leetown. Miss., has been arrested on the charge of falsifying her re ports. She was released on $500 bond Prom Tampa to Mew Vork. Ti,o trnnsnortation committee of the Tampa (Fla.) board of trade and a number of business men are piunning for a line of steamers to .ew lorn A Destructive Blow-Out. v h hlowinir out of No. 1, of fur naces of the SlosB-Sheffield Steel and iron Co.. Birmingham, Ala., 1,5,000 worth of property was burned. (drlBST Flafcoau Representative Small, of North Caro lina, is devoting minm-n iu m j of tithes, and wants a government fish station in his state. Uk.t Dlpktkerla DU. a attnek of dintht ria has giv er. Mi Annie Cur.. , of St. l-oui. a remarkably true bat. tone voice. A Tennease Duel. .1. W. McDaniel, a prominent mer chant of Bethel Springs, Tenn., and I.ouis Guinn, who lives at Savannah, Kurdin county, engaged In a shoot lug affray at Bethel Springs. Tha quiii rel grew out of a trifling incident in the dining room of a hotel. Mc Daniel put two bullets through the tx;d of his antagonist, which may proii fatal. Guinn missed his man. Mine Llaale Van Lew. Miss Lizzie Van Lew, postmistress) ni Richmond, Va., during a part of President Grant's term, and who gave su much uid to the federal army dur ing the war, died the other night. Misa Van Lew was appointed postmistress by President Grant in recognition of tne valuable services she rendered him and the northern cause during tile war. Big- Fish Find. News has bee received of a whale being found near the terminus of the Conway Seashore- railway.Horry coun ty, S. C., a few miles below the Norfi t atclina line. The whale is dead and r r,sumnnuB was harnooned. it w.w 52 long and 25 feet broad. The lust whale cast on this coast was at Charleston harbor 12 years ago. "The Bine-Eyed Lassie." Congressman Gilbert, of Tennessee, has some literary ability and has writ teu some very fair humorous verse. Once, however, he tried his nana ut v.... sentimental style and mislaid it, and it got into the papers. The result is fniii to -this day his enemies call him by the title of the poem, "The Blue- Eyed Lassie. Mitional E-Confedrute Reunion. Gen. .1. B. Gordon, commanding United Confederate veterans, nas is sued a letter calling attention i national reunion of ex-coufelerates ui Louisville. Ky., May 30 to June , in clusive. The Inst day, the ninety-stc- end anniversary of Jefferson wavis birth, will be devottd to memmu services. Shot and nobbed. John Got fried, a prominent German ... . . l.n.A flYlfl, citizen, while on nis way nuu... Birmingham, Ala., was htld up w night by two negro highwaymen, and hot and robbed. He was leu . !, F. VnnV ril 1 si'ious on the Loiusvnie . track, where the engineer of a freight saw him and stopped nis train. Furniture toe Cubsus Seuools. An order for 250 bookcases, to be sent to Cuba, has been placed with Miller & Jones, furniture manufactur ers of Fort Smith, by a government contractor. The cases are for use in the Cuban schools, and the shipment is made direct to Havana, via Mobile, To Manufacture CtsTr. a corporation has been formed at San Augustine, Fla., with a capital stock of $100,000, to establish a cigar factorj in San Augustine. Lonlslann Artesian Watee. At Colfax, La., the water from th artesian wells becomes laden with potash salts, which make it valuable in many commercial ways. No ee Give Htnt. Again New Orleans is to have a post office building. Patriotic owners .? e.lgible sites need not be told to put np their prices. Sew Fnctorr K.iMf"-- The board of directors of ti-e Gnin iteville (Gs.) MnPfctui"fr to- 1 decided to build ft new '8 ra-:e ville, to cost J-M.O 'J.