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THE GREENVILLE TIMES, GREENVILLE, MISS.
urn nhujL m Ulii itiii AMERICAN MERCHANTS IN MANCHURIA COIIPLAIN OF JAPANESE METHODS New York. Feb. iS. Complaints have been filed with the state de pa rt 11: en t by American merchants in Maneh.:ria t!",at ti.e Japanese are un fair in trade, and that tfhc Americans are losing a- I business. Tliis govern ment will investigate if the proofs seem conclusive. j - CLIPPINGS FROM I THE MISSISSIPPI PRESS ; . For Good Roads The board of supervisors of Jack- j son cOr.nty, on our South coast, has ordered the issue of $12,500 of bonds :ior county roads improvements. That plan- must be. adopted ultimate" 3y by. every progressive coi.-.my, and the soOner wc fall into line and keep step v.itt the music, the better it will be for those who have families iso lated by seas of mud. Aberdeen Examiner. Chicago Phone Captal. Chrago, Feb. to. The State of II HnoU has gives! the Chicago Tele prAv.n:' company permission to in crease ti.e company's -capital of $20, 000,000 to .'; 30,000,000. January Report of King's Daughters, Circle No. 2 Appreciating the generous support that is given the Kick's Daughters,' Circle No. 2, by the people of Green ville, and feeling that the ex-ent ": t'': ir x harity work, outside of the hospital, is not known, they desire to publish for a f::v times t!:e monthly report of nhnir chari V committee, and that a better idra may be formed of the variety of their work a few special cases shall be cited. The first to co.i c was a refined, S'.-rtk", young- nvothcr. with a lovely little babe. A drunken husband had lef t! cm penniless and alone, and in great distriss she appjicd to us. A r-a':'roal pass and several dollars was provided by sympathizing gentlemen, and the little family was sent to their relat-ves in Alabama. Tine husband was later found in a neighboring town and his whereabouts made known t' the sorrow:!.;! wife. Next came a Syrian woman i grvr t distress because of domestic troubles. Affairs were arranged t- her satisfaction, and an only son re stored to b:- cr.re. She was also given a little Pood, and later sent to the hospital and is now 'making bcr own I i vine:. Then a mother o'f five little chil dren came in tears to beg for bread and work. She could only sew be cause of the babies, hut a newspaper appeal has brought her enough work to (UKibe her to live. While wc gave b '.".r food and fuel at first, it was the work that helped her most. Clothing was donated by Circle NO. 3 and the oldest children started to school. And another call was for a no.rse for a dying consumptive a young man and the want was supplied im mediately. Then came an appeal from an in valid for milk and foOd, and the case being worthy it was provided the milk 'being still sent 'every day, and food whenever necessary. Ntxt was found a pitiful woman trying to pawn a quilt for food, though she cOuld ill afford to spare the scanty covering. An injured husband and her own physical condi tion made this our most pathetic case, the details of which can not be given here. Food and fuel were at circe provided, and later the. wOman was ser.t to the hospital, while a lit tle work was provided for the hus band. And the next call was because an accident uuad rendered helpless an other working woman. She only seeded fuel and a physician, and "both cf "these were sent to her. Then a poor, old feeble woman was found, who was too infirm, for work. tc helpless to aid herself and her only supportonly support was a drunken son. We gave her fuel and food, arkl will have to help again. And in addition to these patticular cases, we have endeavored to "help in Otfcer ways ways that were bel ter than simple giving and more last ing in their effects; and while our assistance irs dollars and cents' may seem small, it is only because our do nations have been so generous. So to summarize - onir monthly work, we have paid 20 visits to needy people, and have helped 31;. we have tperot on. fuel and groceries (besides) the donations) $23.45; we have put three children into school, and have provided some work for five people; we have cared for afrae chanty pa tients" at the hospital, and have se cured the services of the city physi cian for two other sick people. And besides the above, we have searched diligently, trying to find and "help all who were in any way in need of Our assistance. MR57 S. R- GEISE, Chairman of Charity Committee. A Penitentiary Plan. Instead erf using every able-bodied convict making cotton the prison board should establish a factory to manufacture low grades into wrap ping for cotton bales, and no better use could it be put to, and certainly better wrapping is needed. And should the experiment not be suc cessful who is better able to s'and I the l'oss than the State. Brandon News. sJ DIXIE. I wish I wuz in ' de land of contorT, Ole times dat am u'ot forgotten; Look' away! look away! look away! Dixie land. -In Dixie land whar I 'wuz bornln, Early on one frosty morning; Look away! look away! look away! Dixie land. Chorus. In Dixie land I'll -took my stand To lib and' die in Dixie, Away, away, away down South in Dixie, Away, away, away "down South in in Dixie. Den I wish I were in Dix:e, hooray! hooray! Dar's buckwheat cakes and Ir.gcn bitter, Makes you f:t or a little batter; grabble, " . , To Dixie land I'm bound to trabble. Madison Cawcin. FLEET'S. PROGRESS IS EXPECTED TO REACH CAL IAO THURSDAY MORNING GOOD PROGRESS Lima, Peru, Feb. iS. A. wireless received from Admiral Evans dated Tuesday at 9:40 a. m., says that the American fleet is 3S0 miles from Cal lax This indicates a speed of 10 knots a'n hour since the "fleet left Punta Arenas. It is expected that the .fleet wil reach Callad "Thursday morning. . - River Changes Map. - The Senate in executfme session voted to confirm the nomination of Obi. W. W. Witherspoon to' foe a Brigadier General. , Only sevenvotcs trere cast in opposition; ' The map of Vicksburg made in 1S.24 allusion to which was made in yesterday's Post, and which is kept in Engineer C. R. Twiss' office, s'ciows that a nunvber of changes have bc-en made at the river land ing in the intervening years. Tn !?J4 the sites of the Y. & M. V. railroad passenger and freight depots were both in the channel cf the Mississippi river. Vicksburg Post. Ch Mc. Oh My. They say that a brge number of ':he members wlvo voted rcd hot for th e prohibition T ill in the Mississppi House, put away a goodly supply of boozerina while in Vicksburg the vcrv next day. Natchez Democrat. Keep the Boys At Heme. m The State senate passed a bill .that prohibits boys under 18 years 01 age being admitted to pool r corns. The j law will do no harm; but the best j place to begin enforcing it, is at !:omi- by the parents. Home in flu- ; cace and parental authority is the pk'ce tt teach . boys of 18 and under that pool rooms and such places are not the places to develop the best men. Yazoo Citv Herald. Would Be Good For Greenville The town of Brandon has passed a law taxing dogs at $1 ahead. It would be 'dog-goned' good move if the State would pass such a law, but it is doubtful if the legislature would have the nerve to do so. Newton Record. Woodmen of the World. From Sovereign Escort II. F. Sim rall of this city we learn that the ad vance figures of the Sovereign Camp WoOdmten of the World show 1907 to have been the most progressive yeas in the history of this organization. The membership in January 1, 1908, was 392,000. On January 1, 1907, it was 330.720. The net gain- during the year was 611,280 as compared with 56,128 for 1906. The receipts during the year wiere $6,944,020.27. The expenditures for death losses were $3,272,78930; fr monuments, $232,753.40; for disability claims, $9,250. The total emergency fund and cash in hand the first of .this year' was $5,702,013.71. The Sovereign Camp Woodm-en of the Wolrd is en joying an extraordinary growth., . Its increase in assets is keeping pace with it. The advance in Mississippi shows no let-up. Seven thousand five hun dred and eighty-ix applications were written in the State during 1907. More than $300,000 was paid to. wid ows - and .orphans. Eighty-five new camps were, organized, bringing" the number of active camps up to 775. The meimibership on January 1st was about 31,000. Columbus (Miss.) Dispatch. The Senate yesterday agreed tf- consider the ocean mail subsidy bill next Wednesday. '.William Sells, a cicrcus proprietor, once known as the champion bare back rider of the world, died in New York. The President sent to the Senate the nomination of Charles P. Gran field, of Missouri, to be First Assist ant Postmaster General. The directors. of the Standard Qil Company ' have doclared ajuarterly dividend of $15 a share. The same amount was paid in the correspond ing quarter, last year. LIQUOR AND CRIME Tbeetdore Sutro recently amused our national legislators by declaring his conviction t'lxit dyspepsia pro duced by such luxuries as pic and ice wafer, was responsible for at leai as much crime as alcoholic liquor. This statement was considered an excellent joke by ti.bse profound sages who were engaged in the dis ussion of methods to make us good by legislation. Posterity will know which was -the most humorous prop ortion, the theory that dyspepsia prcdiposes to crime as the theory that men can be legislated into right eousness. Theories apart, however, the-e arc cerla n facts w'hich arc incontroverti ble and which have a curious bear ing upon the quesA'iion of the iu ilif.nce of liquor upon crime. If the contentions of the prohibi tionists are correct thru it would naturally f'.dlow that in communities v.t'.x're alcoholic indulgence is.m:.-4 prevalent there would Lo the great est am ount of crime. L'-t us see if this is so. Ireland is lunpleasantly notor'011 for the drinking proclivities of its inhabitants. The Irish peasant con rutr.cs eu'Jrmcuis (p.:ant!ties :--f whisky. Moreover, the spirit whlci: he drinks is extscmcly impure and so fiery that th? ordinary individual would prefer carbolic acid as far a: fia'vor is concerned. Logically, according trt our proh10 iti "::ist friends Ireland should be del uged in crime. So far from this be ing t!:e case statistics show that then is no country in the world so free from serious crini? as the Emerald Asle. Apast from agrarian and politi cal outrages which grow steadily less year by year, the country stands easily first as a law-abiding and pea ex. ful community. There is one other country which has an unenviable reputation foi inebriety. Tha't icourttry is Russia. The intemperate habits of the Rus sian peasants are well known and here, as in Ireland. 'the favorite bev erage is an intensely strong and rude spirit. It may sound strange tc say that the Muscovite empire is peaceful and law-abiding, nnd jet, contrary to all popular conceptions, such is the case. There is a vast differcne between individual crime and collective crime. The '"Wloodshed and horrors which have deluged the land of the Czar have sprung from no depravity of the people, but are the natural out dome of the placing of an insuffer able yoke on the necks of a "strong and virile race. Apa.rt from these outbreaks the overwhelming testimoney of travel ers and statistics will prove that the Russian, especially the peasant, is an. exceptionally peaceful and law-abiding individual. The following cus tom which is practically universal in Little Russia will amply bear out this. , The peasant- farmer, when lie makes his periodical trip to the mar ket town, invariably concludes the day with a drinking debauch. He carries in a bag tied to his wrist the money (received from the sale of hi produce and when he is finally over come by his potatioms the innkeeper,! wht is naturally familiar w rith thv identity ct his neighbor-customers, carries him to his sleigh and starts the horsie in the direct'On olf home. In spite of this extraordinary sys tem, the robbery of these drunken farmers is practically unknown Reformers play an important pan in the world, but they must be' kept under' judicious restraint. It is un fortunately true that the average re fonnref -is too ignorant to z philoi sophic andtoio ardent to be judicial. New Orleans World, WAR SCARE There wi.ll.be no war between the United tSatcs and Japan at least not for a long time. Baron Kogofo Takahira, the new Japanese Ambas sador to the United States, has, ap parently, lafd the war issue on the shelf, much to the disgust of many newspaper and public men who de light in throwing scares intfo the public, by picturing calamities" 'of wars that arc never fought . - When he arrived in New York this week. Baron Takahira brought a message of good will from his countrymen that ought to allay the fears of the most nervteus American. Tn an interview he said that it W3i the firm belief of the Japanese that the United States is a country of the most pacific intentions, deprecated the rumors of war, which he attrib uted to certain newspapers, whioh, hio said, might have some commer cial motive, and said that war be tween the two nations would be the most inhuman event in the world's history. The war talk, he added, was utterly unintelligible to him. According to Baron Takahira, the Japanese do n'ot regard the cruise of the American fleet tot'he Pacific as a hostile demonstration on our nrrt. If it visits Japan it will be given a hearty welcome, being con sidered in the light of a call from a friendly nation. To quote: "It is impossible for a man of or dinary saintly to . think of a war be tween two powers like ours, in spite of the sincere friendship actually ex isting between thtm. It is a crime against humanity, against civiliza tion, against the rwidlbcirig of the hole of mankind. S.ich war, if ever .fought, .would be the most in human event of the world's history. Our people, at least, do met think of the possibility of such an unfortun ate event.'' This 'ought to settle it for a while. The cruise of the American fleet might be characterized as a Pacific intention on our part. Uncle Joe Cannon began his talk ing career in Congress 34 years ago Thursday and has been having his say ever since. Charles W. Morse, the busted New York ice king, is nOw indicted for perjury. This ' is a time when no body would like to be the ice man. Representative Madden, of Illinois, introduced a bill in th House yes terday appropriating $100,000 to aid in., the projected improvement of the Lincoln farmi'in Laurue county, Ky. The Ohio river is still rising at Evarisville. Reports stated that the Green, Wabash and White rivers were still rising. Farmers in the bot tom lands are moving to places of safety. Word has been received in New York of t-fcte death in. Paris of Valer ian Gribayedoff, writer, journalist and artist, the originator of newspaper illustration in New York He was born in Russia fifty years ago. Subscribe- for The Morning ' Times Two dwelling lionises in the flood ed district of Pittsburg collapsed end fell in the stneet. Several per sons were injured More than 20, coo persons have been thrown out of employment by reasOn of the flood. Believing a woman is better foe being whipped. Jphn Ilortz, ' of Homestead, Pa., rigged up a whip ping (machine and with- it castigated his w ife very third day, whether she needed it Or not. W5inarraign ed in court.illortz pleaded for mercy on. the grounds that he was a man of regular habits. . N. B. For the benefit o;f any "hus band who may be contemplating reg ularity in chastising his "wife a de scription cf . Hertz's whippng ma chne is here gicn: It is made Of two straps, at the end of which are two leaden' -knot?, something similar to a knout.' The straps are attached to a woodtai handle, while another strap gffes around the wielder's wrist. " ' THE FAIR ' Greenville, Miss. Specials for the Week Commencing Monday, Fefetsay 24 Ladies Shitts Hope Domestics 8c per yard, 10 yards to a customer. Wc will pot on sale 150 Ladies Tailored Skirts in Panama, Voile and new fabrics all shades, Brown, Tan, Black, White and Grey. .:. These goods are finished in up-to-date styles These Skirts were purchased to sell at from $10 to $15, special for this week only, $4.98 and $6,98. .:. You must see them to appreciate fully these values. THE FAIR Greenville, Miss. Mtsslki Underwear, Embroideries and all Over Embroideries and Laces Hope Domestics 8c per yard, 10 yards to a customer. In underwear, we happened to find a manu facturer who needed money during the panic in New York and purchased $1500 worth of Underwear at less than 50c on the dollar. .:. We now give you the benefit of our lucky purchase. .:. See our windows for styles and prices. The same manufacturer had a big lot of Embroideries and all-overs which we purchased and we mean to put these all on tables and give you your pick at a saving of from 25 to 40 per cent. THE FAIR Greenville, Miss. Shoes and Oxfords Hope Domestics 8c per yard, 10 yards to customer. No telephone orders taken on Domestic" We have received some very swell styles in Oxfords and Shoes in all kinds 1 of leathers. The comfort, wearing qualities and style, essential points in a shoe, have not been overlooked. .:. We have cut the prices for this week's special sale and feel confident they will meet your approval for style and price. .:. ,The little folks have not been forgotten and we show a beautiful line of Children's Oxfords. 9 f! i f