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THE GREENVILLE TIMES, GREENVILLE MISSISSIPPI
DEBATING III BOTH BRANCHES OF THE MISSISSIPPI LEGIS LATURE YESTERDAY CHID LABOR BILL IN SENATE Ii Finally Referred to Committee to Make Amendments to Meet Views Expressed in Debate Schcol Dis tribution Bill in the House. Jackson, Miss., Feb. 20. Adjourn ing at 6 o'clock, the senate spent the entire day debating on the child labor bill. It was finally sent to the committee to make amendments ac cordivng Po the views expressed in the debate. Many thought that the age limit should be placed at 12 yenrs. The bill provides that the limit shall be 16 years. In the "house of representatives the , Jones' school fund distribution bill, which would change' the constitution relating to the distribution of the common school ifun-d, provoked much debate. In -this the house be came much tangled up. Two sub stitutes were offered, -but the- whole was finally put on the table to be taken up at some future time, per haps. South Mississippi wants a larger share of the fund than she is now getting and to secure this the members from this section may block all other legislation1 to secure their demands. Representative Broyles tendered his resignation as chairman of the committee on institutions because the house 'had slashed up the redom rrjendatkms received from the com-mittc.-. The action " of the senate in pass ing the university appropriation bill in the. precise form recommended by the finance Committee, was in strik ing contrast to the very close trim ming: given by the house to the deaf and : dumb institute appropriation bill, which was mutilated beyond recognition. . . ,. Numerous attempt were made rt the senate to amend the committee of the university budget, but Some of the amend - m-ents offered were almost f.rivlcms in character, and came chiefly from members who knew nothing what ever about "the affairs of the univer sity or the character of its' wterk. For instance, one member wanted to cut the allowance for a new power house froc $35,000 to $25,000, re- gardlfss cf the fact that the finance lind nrnnrd thr am'vUUt $5,000. and if is doubtful whether an adequate plant can be erected at the figure approved by the commtittee. However, the members of the sen ate are manifesting a more liberal spirit toward appropriations for the . . , j t t: educational ana eicciiiuicudry uisw tutXxns than the lower house, and it is expected that .measures sent in . from' the latter body will be consid erably modified, rendering confer ence committees .necessary prior to- . adjournment. . , , . . . ' C'oinpjying ,,'with a reque ifrom Gov. Noel, the supreme Court today tendered an informal opinion declar ing that the Quin eleorive judiciary hill passed by the lower house a few days . since, is unconstitutional and violative of Section 145 of the or- i ganii law. , :u . r.. ;.;. The opinion is a notable victory for Gen-. Noel in his fight to secure a cansdtutfcmal amendment - provid ing for an elective judiciary systeim, ht frnrU of th Ouin bill declare they are going to .urge its passag: through the senate; that they, real. ize its unconstitutionality, strictly : interpreted by the organic law, but at the same time it does not coerce th- governor to appoint judges nom inated at the party primaries and - voters can xercise the right therein ' conferred regardless of the consti tution.. ,. . . ; , s.. Supporters of the bill also con tend they can pass it in both, houses In spate of the g'qvernor's view. .The ' opinion is signed, by Justices Maye and ivhitfield. ;.'-V,vV ': Mr. Boddie, of Washington coun- , ty, author of the anti-truck rtshqp law, wants he; assessment - rolls of Mississippi) to ; sftowth. proportion j of property, real and personal, own i ed by white an4. olored Itcitizens I Tcf achieve this desir?, Mr. Bqd 'ti dRe has introduce d ...a bill providing J tfbat S the assessor, jn listin g reaj ty (and jpersosalty 'fwtssessment'shll property of whites and negroes, and that they shall he allowed an addi- 1. From'.; a statterkral- viewpoint, an assessment' made In accvrdancc with Mr. Boddie's plan, would be very 1 mterewting, as rt would show to wharf extent the negroes 01 Mississippi ecomwg freeholders. ! CHILD TORTURED BY AN INHUMAN TEACHER Canal Dover, O., Feb. o. Plead-i ing guilty to .the charge of driving a carpet tack through the tongue of Sampson Fowler, . seven years old, an inmate of the Tuscarawas County Children's Home, Miss Clara Ster ling, assistant matron, was firwd $10 and the costs Saturday by Mayox Defenbacher. Although this- ction was take?n Saturday, the punishment of the child, in what is said to have been an admitted attempt to wring from him a confession of the theft of a fellow inmate's lead pencil, became known only today. The suffering of the child, whose tongue is swfollen so terribly that food cannot be taken, brought the disclosure. The arrest of Miss Sterling, who is a niece -of Robert Nugen, superintendent of the insti tution, came afout through the com plaint of the janitor, wfoo told the humane officer of seeing the assist ant matron drive th? fack through the ichild's tongue. A warrant was. sworn out by Humane Agent Jack- The. police chief is authority for the declaration that MiH SreHHng made no denial, but admitted calling the child before the sc'bool in the home and compelling him to -extend his tongue 'over a chair back while she drove a carpet tack into the ton gue with a small hammer. FARMER CAPTURES ESCAPED PRISONER Little Rock, Ark., Feb. 20. Al bert: Saunders, one of the escaped prisoners from the Pulaski county jail, was returned today by a farmer from Mayflower, in the upper dge of this county., Saunders 1 was brought here from Perry county, un der a- charge of muirdering his brkther-in-law, for safekeeping. The farmer capttured Saunders late last 'night while he was attempting to purchase food. He had been in the woods since his escape without food. " The report that Jake Miller was captured this ; miorning . is rt withou foundation. Officers claim to have a trace of the' prisoner, and he may be taken. Other reports are that Miller will surrender, upon advice, of friends. Resolutiosn of Respect Chancellor; Commcsander ; and Broth ers: We,' your - committee,"' appointed to draft suitable resolutions on the death of our late brother, Isadore He-xter, beg leave tto .make this re port: ' - : " ; :J That whereas, Brother Hexter was until a few years agio , a resi; dent for many years of the city of Greenville, and that he was a good and useful citizen, and that Whereas, he joined nfbe order of Knights of Pythias when the order was struggling 'tor a foothold, and that . . Whereas, He made a good and a faithful Knisht, that he .was true to i'.is obligatioss,- and that 'he cast his lot 'in fheVanks of Stonewall' Jack sort, and I'foat although, away from here he mniainfd at alt rimes true to the interests" of our lod-ge; there fore,rbe ?tl "v r - :--" " Resolved, That it was with sincere regret that learned of Brother Hexter's death,' and that in his final departure r froni this 'World' of ours. Stonewall 'Jackson Lodge; K. of P., lhas lost a Rood, fahnful member, one whom we could always count upon in our houirs of trouble and need; one who 'wore tthte spurs of Knighthood with honor to himself amd with icredit to the lodge.' Be it Resolved further, that we ex tend - to his toereaved . family oitr heartfelt symipathies, that while they mourn the loss of a Ifather andj a husbands we naoura the loss of a kind and a-' fathfnl hrother. v .r ?r Reeotvexf,; that a- eopy at these ri tolutioas be , sent to the-ifamUy xjf the deceased! brotheT and . that the . local papers be Fequested to publish. tlherrrJ and. that they :be spreadi upon the minutes i of . our "lodge ?and; fhiat ..the charter he drafte ' in .wourning for the- period f- thirvy" days., Respect fully. -subirmtte'd, V'.-'" V.:Ki.t:.''4 i' SAM tMONTGOMERY, r fei Ji'AVA BR34I NGHAM, i . .; :, s A. S. WINFOitD; v ; Notice of: faaiwriasetih -e- hff , nndersWned eitlgen and taxpayers :Jof -vWahmjft county, Mississippi iateiy-Mv3s.t meet- proprrty located between the l.Vn- nissippi river and Deer creek, in said j ,-' - .Ar "' ... ,.. I . ' ; at 12 o clock tor the piirpose or coiyr j sidering and discussing legislation in regard VO, the establishment of a drainage district, affecting the above area. All property holders are especially requested to be present; also mem bers of the board of supervisors and the mayor and members of the 'coun cil of the city "of Greejnville, and of the towns of- Areola and Hollendale. The object of the rraeetting is to endeavor to secure such legislation as is determined upon in regard to drainage, at the present term of the Mississjfppi legislature. Van B. Boddie, Wm. Yerger, T. P. McMahon, W. A. Overman H. Crittenden, E. R. Worthami, G. M.7 Helm, John V. Bell, LeRoy Tercy, C. P. Williams. N. Goldstein, UNEMPLOYED GUSH FOREIGNERS AND CITIZENS HAVE STREET FIGHT IN PHILADELPHIA Philadelphia, Feb. 20 A serious clash occurred on Broad street this afternoon between a party of foreigners-who were marching to the city hall to make a demonstration, and a number of citizens who at tempted to stop them In the melee about fifteen persons were injured. The polite arrived on the scene in response tv a riot call and iriade about sixty arrests. Th foreigners were out 'of work, and were on their way to the city 'hall to demand work in order to live. Further trouble is expected. CRUISER FLEET IN GOLDEN GATE San Francisco, Feb. 20. The arm ored cruisers West Virginia, Mary land, Tennessee and Washington ar rived ftere roday from Magdalena bay. The cruisers Colorado and Pennsylvania. which accompanied rthenf up the coast did not. enter the harbor, but proceeded northward to the, Bremerton navy yar,d. The four big vessels are anchored near . the battleship Nebraska. Evans Not Seriously 111. Washington, Feb. 20. While not yet ' formally advised by Admiral Thomas-that lie lias assumed com mand of ifhe Atlantic fleet, the offi cials , of the navy department were expecting1 some such announcement as that, made , by the press, on the basis of preceding reports from the fleet on the condition of Admiral Evans. ...... , . These reporrs are not regarded as indicating that the admirai is suf fering, from any permanent in.-'.pacify, 'but that he is simply again a vic tim of rheumatic gout, from- which 'he has suffered for many years, and whidh is directly the result of injury he received at .Fort. Fisher during the Civil war. , Beyond the statement that Read Admiral Rcbley D. Evans "h prob ably be rertired from Commanding the Atlantic . battleship -'Beet cn its return voyage from the Pacific by reason of his retirement on account of age, Aug. 18, ntxt. the navy de partment officials decline to make any prediction as to who will be iti commando'f tfiiat 'fleiet on the . r .. . , .... . . homeward voyage. - " With" the exception of Admiral Specrs, 'who is nos in robust health, none of the fleet admirals with Ad miral Evans hag nunch more than a year of active service ' in prospect, a fact which will probably operate to prevent' their assignment to the supreme comonand. WILL COMPLETE CHURCH PURSUED BY. CYCLONES Winonaj ;Miss.- 'Feb. 20. The Catholic church will be ctmrpletd fhis week, and there will be services next.. Sunday conducted by Father-B. O'Ritey. :A , ... , . . This church has been, partially de stroyedby r cyclones twice, within one year. "- The cyclone In.November 1906, lifted thecharch off,, its foundi Jionsvand blew the steeplre- off, . witj dows tweret broken and .serious .dam age was done to the interior, b-ut the churchS;was plated hack, upon Ats foundations and: -repaired. The windstorjti !of October, 1967, again Jju'ted ttcch.ur.cih "off its foun dations, and the damage was such thit-Cnrlthatclr !had :to, hfr- taken down, and- rebuilt. RAILROAD S WILL REMAIN LQ YuL SAYS PRESIDENTOF THE L. & N. RAILROAD DESPITE WAGE REDUCTION Milton H. Smith Replies to Presi dent Roosevelt, and Says There is No Fear of Trouble Between Employes and Management. New "York, Feb. 20. President Milton H. Smith today replied to President Roosevelt's letter to the interstate commerce caramissfon asking for an investigation as to the reasons for reduction of wages among the employes of the Louis ville & Nashville railroad. President Smith says there is no reason, as Roosevelt intimates, to fear any trouble between the em ployes and management of the L. & N. in which the public would be affected. He says 'that in 1893 the employes,, stood for a reduction in wages of 20 per cent, from much lower basis than now prevails, and he Relieves the . employes as loyal nfcw as they were then. He added that the men stood aor the reduction for a space of five years, till the com pany got on its feet and at a time when many more men were employ ed than n'ow. President Smith said that he did not ascribe the troubles of the road :b recent legislation, as Roosevelt intimates, but in a large part to other causes, but rate legislation is num bered among one of the causes for the reduction in wages. Along this line the Southern rail way announced a few days ago that it would reduce the wages of its me chanics and employes in the operat ing department from 5 to 15 per cent. As yet the reduction has not gone into ; effect, the road trying to bring about thei reduction without causing a probable strike and tie-up of the system.'- Employes of the Y. & M. " V." railroad in Mississippi are preparing a monster petit?on to the legislature of that state against any state legislation that will reduce the present 3-cent passenger rate, fear ing a reduction in their wages, if this is done. Railroad" employes all over, the country, are taking an ac tive ' interest in railroad rate ' legisla ttem and any concerted action on the part of their unions will bring about a very interesting,- though complex situation. FISH DEFEATED . .AT ALL POINTS Judge Ball Dissolves Temporary In junction Against Vcting of - . Shares . .Chicago, Feb. 20. E. IT. . Harri matt today gained a complete vk: tory in the Illinois Central litigatBgn which has been in th-e superior court since last fall. Judge Ball today rendered a decision dissolving, the temporary injunction granted 10 Stuyvesaut FisJh by : which h 286,23: shares of stock were , enjoined from being voted at the annual, meeting ofthe Illinois Central railroad com pany. . ., ; . . , . . : . . ., This stock, which was held by. th Union Pacific railroad company and the Railroad Securities, c'osnpany of New Jersey, can now be voted at he annual meeting, which will be. held in this city March 2. e . .. -.The, decision .of Judge Ball .,wa.s quite extended, amounting to about 10.000 words. Mr. Fish, who .was formerly pres ident of the .Illinois CentraL,. filed, a ibill km Ocr. I4 1907, , asking, that 286,231 shares of Illinois, Central stockowned by the Union Pacific railroad company, . the .Railroad S curitiea company and the J.ituil Lite Insurance company, of New New York, be enjoined frrm being voted at . the annual meeting of the railway company,, set for October 16. The .matter was taken before Master in Chancery Browning who recommended the issuanceof,,. the temporary, mjuncti'on as . asked in the bill. This recommendation was act ed upon by Judge Ball, who issued a tesmoorary restraining . order. . Deputy K$H Negro. EMPLOYE Tunica Miss.,. Feb."o. While re sisting arrest; Will Smith was killed by. Deputy j Albert". Smart. - Smi'Ji wa wanted -Iot , the killing of J? Manning; x wegro,Htvcral daya ago. .' h . ... .. .... To the River Fair river! in thy fcright, clear flow Of crystal, wandering water,. Thou are an "ennblesm of the glow Of beauty the : unhidden heart The playful magirtess o!f art In old AlbcrtQs daughter; But when within thy wave she looks - :, w. ': , . ... . . x " .: ' Which glistens then, and trero '""" bles- Why," then, the prettiest of brooks Her worshipper resembles; Far m his heart, as in they stream, Her image deeply lies His heart which trembles at the beam Of her soul-searching eyes. EDGAR. ALLAN POE. Drop a postal card to The Alaska Packers Association, Advertising De partment, Atlanta, Ga., if you use "Argo and get their Argo Red Sal mon Cook Book, with' 39 ways Kxt preparing Salmon. LID ON AT HELENA SUNDAY SALOON CLOSING FOR FIRST TIME IN YEARS. Helena, Ark., Fe1x 20. The saloonists of Helena have signed an agreement 40 closie their places of business and observe all law regu lating the sale "of liquor. This will make this place a dry town next Sunday 'for the first time in years. The prohibition wave which is sweeping , ovr the South has aroused the fears of the saloonists in this state, and it is uaderstood that the salooni3ts all over the state will hereafter conduct their business ac cording to the requirements of the laws. EVANS FLEET REACHES PERU Admiral Evans 111 Again; Relin quishes Command To Thomas Callao Crowded. Callao, Feb. . 20. The Amierican battleship fleet has jut h-een, sighted off this port. - .: v The latest wireless dispatch from thie Connecticut says: that Rear Ad miral Evans is still in pood health, and that Rear Admiral Charles M. Thomas, commander of the second squadron ; and third division of the fleet, has assumed charge off the ves sel. - -v .. From an eaerly htour this morning the street cars coming into Callao were crowded with passengers, who are eager to witness the arrival of the American, war vessels. - The American warships had a successful and uneventful passage up ifrom Punta Arenas. Tihey left Pun ta Arenas at :ti o'clock at night, Feb. 7, and in: column formatJon they imiade their way through the western half of the Strait of Magellan. The torpedo boat flotilla accompanied the warslhips . for the first part of the passage through the strait, they kept cksse to the." larger, vessels, but then dropped behind and turned north to Smyth cfhannel. "A minor accident to" the engine1 ' oL the destroyer La w-reenrce.-.Tnadie itnecessary. for her to fall back, but she picked np the flo tilla later. - ' 1 Former Gov. Bfckhanr, of Ken tucky, might ' be termed a "near Senator ? having"' been within hailing distance of the goal for more than .... r -. . . ; , .t a month. " ARGO ARGO ARGO ARGO ARGO ARGO ARGO "ARGO ARGO ARGO You will want a pair of pants to make the winter suit last until spring--here's your chance $8.50 Paragon Pants now $6.00 $5.00 Leader Quality Pants $3.75 7.50 " " 44 5.50 4.00 44 44 3.00 -6.50- 44 44 : 44 4,75 . 3.50 44 44 44 2.75 50- " " 44 4.25. 3.00 44 " " 2.25 i lS - .Come while the selection . is good. THE LEADER; "Store of There is nothing nicer - to have in the larder than a few cans ol Argo Red Salmon, just the thing for unex pected company. v - Argo Red Salmon can be prepared in nearly ahundred different ways. It is one of the most nutritious and healthful fctods sold. At all grocers. New York has produced a sirteen-yeear-bld "frenzied financier." Un fortunately it has no institution for the treatment and ireftormation of his kind. Argo Red Salmon is packed by The Alaska Packers Association, the largest Salmop canning firm in the world. They pack ovetr 65,000,000 cans a year. At all grocers. It is so unusual for William Ran dolph Hearst to say nice things about the government that his de fense of the United States supreme court is apt to be taken as an indl cation that he is getting ready for a campaign of atonement. The Rjv. JobJn Gnc at house, ifor merly of Douisville, resigned his pas torate at Belleville, 111., because the congregation was too fashionable to hold revival services and because the women were more interested in the:r clubs than in their church. A Remarkable Record At the end of the year 1907, the record of the Phoenix: -Mutual Life Insuramce Company was as follows: No death claims unpaid, papers completed;- no doubtful claims awaiting investigation; no claims disputed; no suits pending againstt he com pany; rro unpaid endowments. Com parisons are invited. Be wise and sc cure a policy tfrfcm E. II. Woolf, with Geo. Wheatlcy. I Fifed Metcalfe & Co COTTON OFFICE WHEATLEY-ANDERSON CO. POPLAR STREET. Having recently opened a lumber yard and Builders Supply Depot in this city we are in a position to fill any and aL orders entrusted to us. Our Stock is New and our prices are the best to be had in this market, and we will be glad to make ;you figure on anything in our line, If you havent the time to call on us and are needing anything we carry write or phone us at 667 and one of our repesen tatives will call and see you Virden Lumber Co. Office and yards near Y & . M. V. Depot opposite Goyer Co. SUBG0M1TEE Oil DRAINAGE REPORTS DRAINAGE r.- VERY FAVORABLY BILL $8,000,000 FOR PLRPO ri -s p r 1 V. fc. Bill Affects Lands in Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas Goes on Calendar Today Supreme Court to Pass on Anti-trust Bill. Washington, committee Km Feb. 20. The r.b- d.rainagc of public lands committee lias reported very favorably on the bill to drain ti e swaarp lands in Mississippi, Louis iana and Arkansas. There is in In-? treasury of the Un'te.d States ab s t $6,000,000 available for tins purpo?. The biil will be placed on the calen dar t m'..r; a . and il i-; bcliv vi-d v. ill pass both branches conc.re- .. The supreme cou t m" vlu' l.Tn:trl States wl'll pass v.: 1 1: e Jiff D.ivi anti-trust bill. belieinii that t sen ate will lvac time l- accept or reject it before adjournmk ntv S-cnat'-r Davis introduced in tl.r senate anti-trut law .f Arkan-a-. enlar.-1 10 'in oet national net'N. The Ark.n- sis law was declared bv the state supreme C US tit lit P oir.rt, anil .1 it will aUo go to the Tniled Statci supreme crurt fur ii.- You will find excellent board a:: l lodging at 30 Alexander street, tele phone B62. FACTORS It 1 FIRM STOCK Qaality"