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jl ' V. I
D. M. HUFF, Editor and Publisher.
nf.w south building and loan i
Adverse Decisions of Courts in
Other States Said to Be the
Cause of Trouble.
At the suit of Mrs. F. R. Miles,
a 9tock subscriber of Houston,
Tex., represented by Denegre,
Blair à Denegre, tho affairs of
the New South Building and
Loan Association have been plac
ed under the control of a receiver
and Johnston Armstrong of this
city, says the New Orleans Times
Democrat, has been appointed
receiver by the concurring order
of Judge Dor. A. Pardee, circuit
judge, and Judge Charles Par
iange, district judge for the
eastern district of Louisiana.
The application for the receiv
er was not based on any charges
of mismanagement on the part of
the officers or directors of the as
sociation, and it does not appear
that the association has met with
any business reverses. The bill
of complaint alleges that the bus
iness of the association was large
and extended into the neighbor
ing states of Mississippi, Alaba
ma, Georgia and Florida; and
that its affairs were prosperous
until interfered with by recent
adverse decisions by the supreme
courts of Alabama and Missis
sippi, construing the contracts of
homestead associations with citi
zens of those states in such a way
as to give stock subscribers and
borrowers in Alabama and Mis
sissippi a decided advantage over
fellow-members of the associa
tion whose courts construe the
law differently. The bill alleges
that the effect of those decisions
will be to involve the association,
whose business in Mississippi and
Alabama has been^-cry exten
sive, in ruinous and expensive
litigation, and to give to members
of the association in those states
more than they are entitled to
under the contract of member
ship; and that the treasury of the
association will be so depleted in
paying to stock subscribers in
Alabama and Mississippi what
tho courts of those states are
likely to hold they are entitled to
that the association will not be
able to meet its obligations to
other stock subscribers.
In its answer the defendant as
sociation admits the material
avermentsj of the bill, and avers
that the construction of home
stead contracts by the supreme
courts of Alabama and Missis
sippi has nad such a disastrous
effect upon its business that it be
lieves it would be fairer to all its
stockholders that its business
should be wound up and its as
sets equitably distributed among
its Stockholders, by the interven
tion and under the control of a
court of equity, thin to subject
itself and its stockholders to a
multiplicity of suits and to a de
termination of their rights by
different courts with different
views of rights and obligations
under the same contract of mem
The following is an extract
from the order appointing the re
ceiver :
"That Johnston Armstrong be
and he is hereby appointed re
ceiver of the New South Building
and Loan Association of New
Orleans, La., defendant herein,
conditioned on his executing a
bond, with good and solvent se
curity in the sum of 850,000 for
faithful discharge of his duties
as receiver; with power and au
thority at once to take charge,
possession and control of all the
assets, credits and property, real,
personal and mixed, of said as
sociation, wherever situated, and
of all papers, books, chosen in
action and every sort of property
belonging to said association,
and to hold the same subject to
the further orders of this court to
the end that all the affairs, con
cerns and business of said asso
ciation may be liquidated, ad
justed and wound up under the
supervision of the court; and
said receiver is hereby authorized
and empowered to obtain posses
sion of the assets of said associa
tion of every kind and descrip
tion wherever the same may be
found, and to sue for the same,
if directed by this court, and al! j
I persons having possession of any
assets of the said association are;
hereby ordered to turn over and |
deliver the same into the hands
of the said receiver, and he is
hereby authorized and empower- j
ed to proceed at once to collect
all sums of money that may be
due and owing to the said asso
ciation from any and every
source whatsoever, and to exe
cute his receipt as such receiver
for all money so received, and to
sue for the same if necessary,
and to take whatever step to the
issuanca and renewal of the in
surance upon property and the
like as may be necessary to keep
and maintain the said security
unimpaired, and to that end he
is authorized to expend out of
such money as may come into his
hands as such receiver is hereby
vested with full power and au
thority to take care of, sue for
and collect, manage and control,
under the orders of this court,
all other property, rights, credits,
assets and affairs of said associa
"It is further ordered, adjudg
ed and decreed that the said de
fendant association cease at once
to continue to transact any busi
ness, and that it forthwith turn
over to said receiver all its as
sets, rights, credits and property
of any kind and description.
"It is further ordered, adjudg
ed and decreed that all stockhold
ers or stock subsribers and cred
itors and all other persons are
hereby inhibited and enjoined
from prosecuting or instituting
any suit3 against said association
except by petition in this court
and in this cause, and they are
hereby further inhibited and on
joined from interfering with or
seeking to reach any of the as
sets or property belonging to said
association except in this court
and in this cause. ' '
Prof. H. E. Wilkinson, dir!c
tor of the weather bureau, at
Yicksburg, Miss,, sends us the
following summary for the week
ending Monday, JuneS, 1809:
The weather has been warm
arid, except for a generous show
er early in the week, quito dry.
The temperatures have ranged
about 2 to 4 degrees higher than
the normal, and the nights '
been somewhat warmer,
ideal growing weather.
Crop reports are much more
encouraging than for several
weeks except for gardens and
corn in the southern part of tho
state, and for late-planted cotton
which has not shown above the
ground in many sections. The
early cotton has reached the
point where the absence of rain
does not affect it so seriously,
and is being worked very exten
sively. The stand, although re
ports vary considerably with the
locality, is considered fair.
In the northern and middle dis
tricts corn is in a fairly good con
dition, being ready to lay by in
many places; in the southern
district reports are not encour
aging, although a fair crop will
be harvested.
Oats are beingharvested in tho
southern section. The crop is a
poor one.
Last night a representative of
the Special was sitting on the in
side of the McColgan hotel, and,
as usual quito a large crowd of
men were occupying the seats
just outside. Something was
said about the Daily Special and
one gentleman was especially
bitter in his remarks. He, in
short, cursed the paper out from
start to finish. The reporter con
sulted the books at the office and
found that the man owed two
dollars on weekly subscription,
one dollar and ten cents on daily
subscription, and twelve dollars
and sixty cents on job work. The
gentleman talked on some time
and finally let the cat out of the
bag. He had recently been to
New Orleans and the reporter
had failed to make mention of
the fact. No doubt if some of
the men on our books like this
one would pay up, the Spécial
could give more and better news
service—MoComb City Special.
noble work of the
I he
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An Epitome of Current News of
Jackson, Miss., June 9, 1809. nil
The memorial addresss at the
National Cemetery, Vicksburg,
May 80, were of rare ioterest, be- j 0<
cause of the speakers und the sen
timents they uttered. Gen. S. D.
Lee, Capt. D. A. Campbell and
Gen. E. S. Butts, confederates,
and Judge Frederic Speed and
Capt. C. E. Longley, ex-federal
soldiers, were the orators. In
the address of Judge Speed, he
stated that an army corps of 10,
714 were there bivouaced upon ry
"fame's eternal camping ground"
and of these 12,714 were in un*
known graves. He said the sub- onl
limest spectacle over enacted up
on the footstool of the Almighty
was that which transpired on
Calvary; the second in sublimity
was tho dissolution of the two
armies of the four years' struggle ;
and their absorption into the
channels of industry and peace; the
the third was the one in which he
and other speakers were actors.
Gon. Lee said that no such
scene could occur in any nation
except this great republic. To
him it was a stngukir incident if
and coincidence, for it was the to
first time he had been in a Feder
al cemetery to do honor to tho
b ederaldead. Thirty-seven years
ago he was an active participant
in the stirring scenes around the
historic city. Then we found each
other as enemies in deadly con
flict; to-day, with feelings of love
and friendship, actuated by a
common patriotism, and all look
ing to the grand future of our
e Revenue Agent Adams,
by ns deputy', Mr. Galloway, is
listing the names of tax payers in
xington who have not paid
■s since 1896 for money on
hand, on deposit, loaned, solvent
credits, etc. The amount will
roach 530,000, and the revenue
agent's commission will be 86000.
About 810,000 of the total will be
demanded of two parties. It ap
pears that tho town has been ex
cusing tax payers from the items
stated. If the revenue agent suc
ceeds, it will not only be a nice
pick-up for himself, but will en
able the town to pay off its rail
road debt and make some much
needed improvements.
The Hazlehurat Courier notes
the visit to Copiah's capital re
cently of George Vf. Cable, the
distinguished novelist. He had
taken a horse-back ride through
sections of Franklin. Jefferson,
Adams and Claiborne,where the
plot of his forthcoming hook,
"The Cavalier. " is laid. Mr.
Cable soldiered in that section, as
a Confederate, and the scenes and
incidents of those days inspired
the story on which he is now at
work. He is tho author of "Cre
ole Days," "Dr. Sevier,'' and
other widely road stories. His
home ^s in Northampton, Mass.
The Courier thus describes Mr.
The Stale.
Special Cortospondenee cf Gazette.
"In persona! appearance Mr.
Cable is not striking. He is small
in stature, and hardly tips the
set les at more than 100 pounds.
His hair, once very dark, is now
tinged with gray, and a dark gray
stubble covers his face. His
movements are quick and active,
but of a nervous kind. At times
he is noticeably absent minded.
His voice is not strong, and has
a boyish, if i ot effeminate tone,
but his words are well chosen,
and his conversation highly in
New Albany proposes having
one of the biggest Fourth of July
celebrations that has ever taken
place in Mississippi. Nothing less
than ten thousand visitors will
satisfy the expectations of editor
Blakeslee, of the Gazette. The
business men of the to vn have
pledged five per cent, of the gross
sales on that day, toward ex
State candidates are being as
sessed all the way from fifty cents
to five dollars for having their
names on tickets in the several
counties. A uniform rate should
he agreed upon. A sus.-gesti«m;
from the state executive cot
t e along that line, in future
tions. would no doubt be respe t
ed by the county committers.
The Aberdeen Examiner warm
ly commends the action of Gov
ernor McLaurin in appointing ns
mayor of Jackson the el
the people, as expressed at a spe
cial election held forthat purpose.
The Examiner suggests that this
course bo adopted in the filling of
nil vacancies, in all offices, where
time will admit. It would "take
from tho executive a power sub
j 0< 'i to continua leriticisin and sus.
pk'ion in its administration, and
oftener an element of political
danger than benefit."
Cannon-ball trains now stop at
Wesson, thanks to the intorces
sion of Mr. R. L. Sauniers,
president of the Mississippi Mills,
Tin Aberdeen Examiner, speak
ing of the proposed cotton facto*
ry at Canton, makes the timely
observation that "no region in
America is bettor supplied with lo
onl manufacturing capital than
Mississippi, and, as we have often
said, every city and town in the
state holds idle capital enough to
put it on the high road to pros
perity if the money is invested in
industrial establishments. "
Capt. Frank Burkitt appreciates
the compliment implied in his re
«ent appointment by Gov. Mo
Laurin as a delegate to the anti
trust convention in Chicago on
26th inst., but says tho compli
ment would be more pronounced
if some one will point out the way
to pay traveling and other ex
ponses. The Captain hasn't
enough capital of his own to ex
pond any in fighting trusts,
It was the writer's privilege to
participate in tho laying of the
foundation stone of the institute
and College at Columbus, and it
has also been his good fortune to
attend several of the commence
ments sine
and he does not he«
itate to say that the fourteenth
annual commencement, that oc
curred on June 4th and 5th, 1899,
was, in all particulars, the most
successful and delightful in the
history of the college. He at
tended one commencement when
it appeared to him that the good
people of Columbus had evident
ly given the college the cold
shoulder; but tho great throng
that crowded tho chapel, halts
and galleries, at the last com
mencement, showed that the col
lege had been restored to its first
love in tho hearts of the people.
We were present at the opening
in November last, when the sun
shine of hope beamed brightly on
the new management—a sunshine
that grew brighter arid brighter
unto the perfect day of June 5,
President Kineannon has
more than realized tne high ex
pectations of his friends. No
other Mississinpian can say that
he has so warm a place in the
hearts of more than throe hun
dred of tho fairest and brightest
daughters of the commonwealth.
On Sunday, 4th, the chapel
was packed with a great audience.
There was no service in the
churches, and the pastors were!
on tho chapel platform. Thei
commencement sermon was
preached by Rev. Wm. Hayne
Leavell, D. D„ of Houston, Tex
as. He took his text from Psalms
144: "That our daughters may
be as corner-stones, polished af- ï
ter the similitude of a palace." J
His theme was "Womanhood.'' .l
Those familiar with the learning
and eloquence of Dr. Leavell cun
appreciate the treat that his hear
ets enjoyed. He spoke nearly an
hour. He also preached at night
before theYoung Women'sChris
tian Association. The chapel
was again filled. The music was
fine, especially the solo by Miss
Mattie Lou Brown.
On Monday, commencement!
day, the chapel was packed as j
nex'er before. The exercises
commenced at 11 o'clock. After
prayer and music, the orator of
the day was introduced—Hon. E.
L. Russell, (president of the Mo
bile and Ohio railroad.) His
theme was: "The PresentOppor
tunities of the Young Women of
Mississippi." He occupied only
twenty minutes, but wo have
never seen an audience more ed
ified or delighted. Tho address
will doubtless be published, and
^ Absolutely IPure
Makes the food more délit tous Rod wholesome
f«WD fR
hence will not undertake to
sketch it.
Sixty -eight young Indies —near
ly twenty-five percent, of the to
tal enrollm 'tit—were then award
ed certificates, or diplomas. Dr.
Leave!) presented them, with
pleasant words, to each class, as
follows :
Certificates of Proficiency in
Dress Making: Misses Carrie
Barnett, Warren ; Carrie Comfort,
Attala; Ruby Farish, Winston;
Belle Gray, Oktibbeha; Nora
Herrington, Jones; Corinne Lan
cy, Lee; Mary Martin, Oktibbe
ha; Effio Moore, Troy Tribble,
Holmes; Stella Moore, Claiborne;
Lima McArthur, Chickasaw; Ru
by Peck. Jasper; Victoria Perry,
Sallio Ruffin, Panola; Mattie
Royals, Lauderdale; Lena Ro
bards, Coahoma; Maud Wood
ward, Calhoun; Alice Halbert,
Olivia Leigh, Annie Keith,
Certificates in Drawing: Miss
Katherine Pit'mun, Warren; Miss
Elizabeth Davis, Lowndes.
< ertificates in Book-keeping:
Misses Caroline Butler, Maggie
Foster, Yazoo; Malquin Banks
ton, Montgomery; Annie Heard,
Clay; Mabel Lauderdale, lie
Soto; Annie Moore, Panola; Net
tie Whitaker, Wilkinson. ;
Certificates in Phonography i
and Type-Writing: Mary Helen
Alford, Rankin; Stella Bryliss. I
Marion; Fannie Payton Charlton,
Harrison; Mary Conner' Cal* 1
houn; Summit» Day, Noxubee; j
Annie Fullilove, Carroll; Annie!
Warren Heard,Kate Roane, Clay :
Anna Jones, Copiah ; Mary Mont- »
gomery, Marshall; Mamie Royals ;
Lauderdale; Annie Hmytlie, At- ,
tala; Nora Fleishman, Gorlrudo|
Love, Bessie Miller, Lillie Hair
ston, Lowndes; Ktt- Elise Jones,
Telegraphy: Miss Bessie liar- ;
roll, Pike. j
Diplomas in Normal course- j
equivalent to professional license, j
or permanent license lo teach in |
the public schools of Mississippi—
Misses Beall Alexander, Holmes; ;
Kate Caruthers. I'unola; Rena !
Crawford. Chickasaw; Mary |
Dantzlor, Jackson county; Julia
Wasson, Attala; Ella Williams, ■
Newton; Cleo Herron, Cornelia i
Hudson, Sue Snell, Lowndes. '
B. A. Graduates—Diplomas:
Misses Katherine Claro Albright. 1
Alma Cleo Ilearon, Elizabeth
Mary Hairston. Lillie Regina ;
Huirston, Cornelia Hudson. Bel- j
Blancho Beckett. Clay; Jennie,
Wildamotte Bolton, Newton;
Carolyn Matilda Crane, Hinds; i
Rena Crawford, Chickasaw;
Katherine Vivian Caruthers, Pa-j
nola; Mary McLeod Dantzlcr, j
Jackson county; Ruth Dräne, Do |
Soto; Luna Laney, Corinne La- j
ncy, Lee.
nia Martin, Lowndes;
. , ac 1 S raduate 'J' as honored
w,Jl .^ncrous applause as she
received her diploma,
I" addition to the music on the
program, which was so delight
ful| y r ? ndeftid ' ««»wn, by
r0 'i" e A st ' , fa ^ ored the audience
ï 1 * 1 . 1 ^ nn,e Laurie and Ben Bolt,
J 118 was a treat worth along
.l ourne y
The afternoon was devoted to
exhibits in the industrial depart
ments. Several hundred visitors
made close inspection as they
passed through the »liffercnt
rooms, and many complimentary
remarks were made by the visit
There was just a quorum of the
trustees present. All expressed
themselves delighted with the
work of the session, and with the
general outlook of the college,
The Alumna Association exer
eises at night closed a commenee
ment that will be memorable in
the history of the college,
The Industrial Institute and
College was chartered by the
state March 12.1884. On the day
it was opened—in October. 1885—
there were 250 applicants for ad
mission. Upwards of two thous*
and young women have come un
der its instruction. The work of
those who have gone out U thus
noted ; Stenographers. !■ . book
keepers and cashiers, 30; die s
makers and milliners. 80; teach
era of music, 21 ; in postoffice anti
clerical work.
States civil service, 3; insutanco
and other agents. 2; keeping
hoarding house, 5; telegraphers,
•7; printers, 7; physicians and
in hospital work, 4; artists, 8;
foreign missionary, 1 ; journalists
7: teachers in academics, 573.
Total in Industrial and clerical
pursuits, 177; total in profession
Home makorn
Making the total
uilside of tho 316
in t nitcij
al work.
5 ».
(married) 001.
accounted for
in college for session lust closed,
This is a splendid record of no
bio achievement in practical lines
—a demonstration that the l. I.
j A is an Industrial institute as
i well as a college. It was the first
state college ever founded for
women—•"the Mississippi plan of
doing the right thing in tin, right
way. al tho right time."
The laoulty for session just
elosod is as' follows: Andrew
professor of 1'ohtieal Economy
and Civics; Mis-; Mary J. H. Cal*
lawny, mistress of Mathematics;
; Miss Paulino V. Orr, mistress of
i English; Miss Minnie Pnslav,
mistress of Latin; Mes Edith
I Fahnestock, mistress of Modern
Languages; Mrs.
1 rnistre
F. J. Mosby,
of History and Philofo
j phy; Miss Corn Q. Walk»'»-, mis
tress of Natural . Scient
|S. C. McLaurin,
» dustrial and Fine Arts; Miss Ruth
; Roudebush, mistress of Book
, keeping and Penmanship; Miss
Emmie Power, mislrc
; Miss
mist reus of In
f Telf-g
j raphy, Phonography und Type
j writing; Miss Joffic Johnson,
mistress of Dress-making; Miss
; Annie Fant, mistress of Normal
j Department; Miss Rosa Peebles,
j assistant in English and Latin;
j Miss Mary ii. Bynum, assistant
| in Mathematics; Mrs. H. B. Pow
ell, assistant in Art; May Farin
; holt Joncs, M.D., mistress of
! Physical Culture, Physiology and
| Anatomy : Misa Wconona Poin
dexter, mistress of Instrumental
■ Music; Misses Mary Morgan, La
i fayette Haughton, assistants;
' Miss Mattie L» u Brown, mistress
|of Vocal Mini»:.
1 Officers— H. M. Waddell, boo*
retury and treasurer; May Far
; inholt Jones, resident physician;
j MIbs Lorraine direct, superin
tendent in dormitory; Mrs. M.
L. Shattuck, housekeeper;
A. D. Wnitfie
i of laundry.
rir., ex-officio president; mom
j here whoso term expires in 1900:
| Dr. Lea Williamson, Como;
j Hon. John F. Smith, Barnett;
Hon. E. H. Moore, Reseda!»».
Whose term expires in 1902;
Hon. W. G. Yerger, Greenville;
Hon. F. A. Critz, West Point;
Hon. T. B. Franklin, (secretary)
Columbus; whoso term expiree
in 1904: Bishop Charles B. Gal
loway, Jackson; Hon. W. P.
Tackett, Lexington; lion. John
11. Miller, Biloxi,
officio, Hon. H. L. Whitfield,
state superintendent of public
Executive Committee— T. B.
Franklin, E, H. Moore, A. A.
The next session will open Sep
tember 28—no quarantine or oth
er affective providence prevent
ing.. J. L. P.
-Gov. A. J. McLau
Member ox
Just as the shells make up the
chalk hil>s, and the chalk hills
together make up tho range, so
the trifling actions make up tho
whole account and each of these
must be pulled asunder separate
ly. You had an hour to spare
the other »lay—what did you do?
You had a voice—how did you
use it? You had a pen—you
could use that—how did you em
ploy it? Each particular shall
be brought out and there shall
be demanded an account for each

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