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I IN ft. GORDON AWAY SATURDAY. tyard of the Confederacy 1 Country Home in Ffor >r end Statesman Re led Tnursday. . John died home near Miami, Fla., May night. The fatal 111- overtook him last Wed oogeetion of stomach lowing an acute attack of 'Gordon had been unconscious kßliay. TPhdbegmning of the end occur evening, serious eompltca jipppite. and by night bis physi ’iaM had abandoned all hope nshis kid iey refused to secrete, and the syrup -0 ms ofawMWuc poisoning were very de- Jided. His death was quiet. He ft 1, icaceftiUy to sleep and all was over. - General Gordon became ill Wednes iay afternoon with aopte indigestion He bad suffered from the same trouble 11 Mississippi many months ago. At It o'clock Thursday morning a ronsnltatfsß of doctors was held, and it eas fnaad thar he was critically ill. dis non, Maj. Hugh S. Gordon, who re idee at BMnayne, was with him. A te egrsm vMfient to his daughter, Mrs. tyftW’jMlSl, of Atlanta, calling her to its bedside. She was with him when he Among thesoldiers, orators and Chris *an gentlemen of the South the name ol w B. Obfdon stood conspicuously pre- Hil valor in war won for him the ad liration of his men; his services intimes to bin the thanks oi ■tate Goveuvnents, and his pleasing rfKipnaUif and Christian character en eed.hiai|o all those who were brought ito the radius of their influence, while ie patriotism won the .admiration and Section oi the whole re-united country. John Qrowo was born in Upson Coun f, Qa-. FA. 6. 1832, his father being lev, Z. H. Gordon, a well-known Bap -Ist minister. The Gordons eame orig -WWMjPiMyc otland, a land in which aeaara*:it Gordon is associated with liMMHMrave and ohivalrio. ttwChedoos were among the earliest HUers o| |lirginla, and took an active Srt in ootonial affairs. Aft#:i||iduating at the head of his University of Georgia, at ,thens, yefcng Gordon studied law, was oon affUnied to the bar, and took up im.MWMractlce of his profession. He ! * forjdKitlme associated in the prac ieo OfJjHifrith hi* brother-in-law, Lo an Hi Jlttcfay, afterwards Chief Jus- OMt the Supreme Court of Georgia. B. Gordon, then in bis fIMHHHbd year, married Miss Fan ie Haifrilpri, the daughter of Hon. Hugh ilMH|Hbr many years a prominent mMggmm from Georgia, and Chair lan ol thelHouso Commitiee on Milita yaHEWWiring the Mexican War, cost $320,010,000 to run fe|yHric pity, and it was a Low year, ppvep&s the butter won’t :Somt' put a penny in the ■HHlis an old time dairy ■HHk It often seems to ■kAtough no.one lias ever B’hcii mothers are worried the children do not strength and flesh we wameile them Scott’s Emul- Mm | -mis like the penny in the kllll* M f ausc works and % flttiic there is something faMiahlng about it. If# Emulsion is simply ; Tißk' °f pure cod liver oil I I ,^° me hypophosphites prepared for delicate uHichs. R ■K<4icm take to It naturajly like the taste il.lßptmedy takes just as t 0 children be ’s so perfectly adapted Hl'/ants. I;’ weak and pale and HPrdrcn Scott’s Emulsion ■She most satisfactory treat nlit iW -itf— —I We will Bend you the P enn y> 1 ‘ *• * lubW sample free. W 9 Wl lFjTi Tie sure that thU picture in the form of a label is on the wrapper of every bottle ol II iHi* Emulaion you buy. %V M&m SCOTT & BOWNE, Chemists, joc, sad ft.ooi *ll druggists.' cup J|p (Taast MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE. Notes by The Commercial - Appeal Hen. The Prohibitionists are very active and very determined to push the proposed constitutional amendment making the the sale of liquor unconstitilional The committee having the matter in charge will meet on Monday night and will idopt Che proposed amendment, wi.ich is tj be introduced at an early date. The -’rotiibitionist* claim a majority of each uouse but there are indications of vlgo ■ous and determined opposition and the measure will not have the smooth sailing anticipated. No son of fight seems to be anticipat ed on the school book question, and u bill providing lor uniformity will doubt less be introduced and passed. There is 00 lobby on the ground. Indeed, the lobbyist does not teem to be here at this session for any purpose, aftd the mem bers of the Legislature will apparently ■are no annoyance from this source. A bill will be introduced in a few dayi nuking more stringent regulations lor the protection of game. There seems tc <e a strong sentiment for prohibiting the wholesale slaughter of game and some treasure alond this line will undoubtedly oe passed. Combined with it there will be a provision also for protecting the non-game birds and animals from ruCh ess slaughter. The Legislature will find it difficult to do much in the way of cutting down expert to*. The general prosperity of the State and large increase of business seems to impress the members with liberal ideas The schools will doubtless got more mo ney and pensions also. There is no 1 oubt of a strong sentiment in favor 01 noreasing the salaries of State officials md the judiciary. All the members profess to believing in the most libera l appropriations for the new capitol, and its needs will be adequately provided for. It is apparent that no change will be nade in the back tax laws further than to raise the limit from 1885,as suggested oy the revenue agent. The general sen timent of the Legislature is to have the •jack taxes collected where they have es caped the assessors, and the revenue agent will not be interfered with. Pass Christian, Miss., Jan. 12-K. L. Phoniton has been appointed by Uover •ior Longino a member of the Mississip pi Oyster Commission, to succeed F. L. Patonote, resigned. 'The Commission, made a tour of the deep-water reefs yes terday, accompanied by a number of the larger canners at Biloxi, who are endea voring to have the Commission recom mend an amendment to the Bowers bill, to as to permit steam dredges to work in water ol ten or more feet In depth which, they claim, is too deep for sail dredges or hand tongora.to operate in successful ly. From some who accompanied the Commissioners it is learned that oysters, were found in the deep water, but it wa> impossible to say whether or not they tbound in sufficient quantity te justify the recommendation sought. There is a •trong sentiment against steam dredges, and as the operation of the Bowers law to far appears to give much satisfaction, it is hardly probable that the Commis sion will advocate the amendment, unless thoroughly convinced that there exist a great amount of oysters in waters where it is impossible for sail dredges or hand tongers to fish, Such an amendment to the law would necessitate a great deal more expense in enforcing the same, but it is learned that although the canners nave not yet made any proposition to the Commission to that effect, they would not be opposed to the fixing of such a li cense on steam dredges as would meet all the extra expense. The Commercial Clhbof Biloxi is in receipt of a communication from Super vising Architect Tay) o ', of the Treasury Department, to the effect that the mat .er of the emotion of the Federal Build ing at Biloxi will be taken up as soon as reached by the Department, there being a number of places which coma ahead of Biloxi on the list, and that work on the ouilding will commence about May 1. This relieves the fear felt by some that there would be an attempt to more the ouilding from Biloxi. Toe posting of (he names of the streets and numbers cf Buildings here has been completed, and free postal delivery will soon follow. A textile mill in New York wants to come to Mississippi at once and is open to proposition fqr iqiiucemenui, The mill operates 4,(j(X)Bpindios. The Frisco railroad people have taken up the mat ter and are negotiating with towns on (heir line foi inducements. Mr. Bohul ter,'industrial commissioner of the Fris co at St. Louis, is trying (o bring the mill to Mississippi. Citizens of New Albany bare already begun to move in the matter. Fissures in a volcano in Kowan Coun ty. Kentucky, give forth botsmuke and a terrific rumbling. The phenomena are not known to bo connected with prevail ing feuds, and it would be well for reve nue officers to hunt for a moonshine still in the bushes. The Democratic national committee met in Washington on the 12th, to fix the date and place for the convention. Three cities were in competition—Bt. Louis, New York, and Chicago. They took Horace Greeley’s advice to go West. St. Louis got it. BAY SAINT LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 1904. MISSISSIPPI SCHOOL FUND APPROPRIATION. BUI Introduced in the Legislature Ask ing i-'or $x,500,000 For Biennial Period. Jackson, Jan. 11—The Legislature will be asked to make an appropriation (ortho support of the public schools that will, in effect, exceed the one made for the last biennial period by nearly $600,- XX). A bill will bo introduced tomorrow in the lower bouse, Superintendent Whitfiela has bad several conferences with Legislators who have been exami ning the subject, and the amount spec!- led is what that official thinks necessary if the efficiency of Uie system ia to be improved. The amount asked for will bs $1,260,000 (or, each year, or double that amount for the biennial period. This la exactly -he amount that was appropriated at the Legislative session two years ago. Thd . icrease arises from the circumstance nat then ft was inclusive of the poli -axes, which are about $600,000 in two years, and now it is exclusive of those .axes, which, under operation of the con stitutional amendment to be inserted shortly by the Legislature, after having jeen adopted by the popular rote, are to <e left in the counties and not to be counted as part of the general public iheol fund appropriated by the Legis lature. Under the old plan, when the poll taxes wore retained in the counties nit counted as part of the appropriation, i law setting aside $2,600,0X1 for the lienniai period ment simply that $1,900, 0)0 would bo drawn from the State trea sury, the difference being made up by the poll taxes that were never transmil ad to Jackson. Under the now plan, ihoulci $2,500,000 be sot aside for the nennial period, the total amount will •ome out of the treasury, and the coun ties will have their $600,000 in poll taxes it addition. Perhaps we shall take to ourselves wings, after all. The highflyer, Mr. •antes-Dumont, has arrived In Now York and he boldly says” I have come to America to find out whether the St. Louis Fair people are in earnest in of* faring SIOO,OOO to the successful compe titor in an airship. You will soon see l-horse power airships the place if automobile for pleasure and oommer- Jial purposes. My little machine at .lorao that I call roy run-about is as easi ly handled as a gentle horse between OUggy shafts.” So there we are. The Washington clerks are in a heap of trouble. It has been decided that they nust here after work seven hours a day -half an hour more than usual. Their tonsidor it an extreme hardship. They tverage salary i5,51,200 a year, and they teem inclined to forget that they are oy men who work ten or fifteen hours a lay for less than half the money. Transportation in California has a orand now wrinkle. Passengers on the I’ueblo and Beulah Valley electric rail way will hereafter have to pass over an mtomatic scale and pay according to weight. The Fat Man’s Club insists that children should be required to pay iccording to the noise they make, and women according to the amplitude of their skirts, irtisoß • so cnrvl i [ _ For years THE MEMPHIS WEEKLY COMMERCIAL APPEAL has given hack part of its profits to subscribers in (* I griaea, to successful ones in its contests. Many have gotten from SSOO to SI6OO each. Vor 60 Cents it gives 0 i ' 188 Weekly Commercial Appeal 1 Year, and in addition offers to give to each a chance to win a 1 1 BIG CASH PRIZE j I The First Correct or Nearest Correct Own on the Number of Bales of Cotton Received In Memphis from \ September 1,1903, to January 13.1904, will be awarded a Cash Prize as follows: m If Received In September, 86,000; If Received in October, 83,000 j |lf Received in November, $1,500; if Received in December, SI,OOOI . ( To be more plain, the proposition is simply this; If the correct or nearest correct guess is received in September, the € . fortunate guesser will receive $5,u00 tn cash. If not until October, SB,OOO. If not until November, $1,610. If Y ' J not until December, SI,OOO. ft * | THE WEEKLY COMMERCIAL APPEAL is the best and cheapest paper in the South. It is 10 to 19 pages. Has 4* ( every item of news of any importance that occurs in the world. Has a farm department edited bv • practical larmer; ( 1 I I a veterinary department, a woman’s and children’s department, a religious page with Prank DeWitt Talmage’s weekly i # aermon, and the Sunday-school lessons; full market report, etc. Yon owe it to your children to take a good general , 1 1 newapap sr. They grow up more intelligent men and women thereby, ) I CMItST CLOSES DECEMBER 31. 1903, f > I 1 send guess and remittance in same letter Jl 15.1004. laelnlve, the official figures of the Memph/t Cotton 1 , 1 - ’ , # , C'e r io*eSf?l?or. hi^, h ht COl, . t * ,t “> bo I guess that the number of Bale, of Colton received In MemphU and Sw?ihem ■ I f "”kpUmb rr 1,1003, to January 15,1904, win be ; $ tween the dates mentioned for the pal year, arc given below; A BeoelpU from Oeptsmlnr I, 1897, 40 ,5 •••• # and insladina January IS, IHDB 478,83* halo, 1 A Uocvlpta from September I, I SOS. to i and including January 10, 1H0e^.....038,091 halo. Paper to. 1 B Boeoipts from September 1, 1809, to f and including January IS, 1900 470,171 bale, ', Po,toffice | A Beeelpt, from Meptember 1, 1000, to 1 and including January 15, 1901 01*,ISO bale, Coautr , Beeelpt, from September 1, 1801, to ' ([ and Including January IS, 100* 481,007 bate, 0 Beeelpt, from September 1, 190S, to • Enter Gee,, to 1 and and Including January IS, 10OS o*l,lol bale, ' \ SEND FOR A FREE SAMPLE COPY. : FMto<Bct sute J| TUB COMMEBCML APPEAL, Memphis. Tenn. USE THIS COUPON WHEN POSSIBLE. J If you want additional guesses send $6 cents for ssch extra If filled out properly It is not necessary to wtite a tetter with it. , 1 1 guess without paper. \jnjnjnruxn.run. l un_- u -u- u -u- lj - u -- u - u - n n non i A John Allen In Washington. Private John Allen, the Mississippi wit from Tupelo, is In Washington and is a familiar figure around the lobby. Puffing a big block Agar the other night, with all the 00m for- of one holding a $3,000 job with some little work as an in cident thereto, he protested against the Democratic nomination convention go ing to Tupelo with such vehemence that it impressed those those around him that ho was really in earnest. “I want to disclaim right now,”'said Mr. Allen, growing serious, “that Tupjelo has any intention of gobbing up this convention. The merchants ol Tupelo are too busy to bo petered with a passol of politi cians, and the farms are so busy with the boil weevil problem that they could not get to town to wdteprae thq boys.” "And besides," sjj*®testod ißopubli oaff friend, "since Tupelo has a fish natohery you already have ‘suckers’ enough.” ■ Russia has bad the gall to apply to the Rothschilds from money—a great loan. They have refused. Over the money vaults where untold millions are stored the Jewish owners hsvo written the one word "Klshoneff", as potent to keep them closed as “Open Sesame” was t) give entrance to Aii Baba. Ex-Candidate William .1. Bryan who arrived home from Europe Saturday on the Celtic, reports that he had a good time and was most pleasantly received by the Oiar, King Edward, the Pope, and the presidents of France and Switzer land. He also swapped views with Tol stoi. 1 ■ '.'.UJ.li 1 According to cable dispatches the Czar has sent the Chinese government a throat that if China aids Japan in any way Russia will immediately occupy Pekin. Result, a promise, of strict neu trality. - '-'J'”. ... The candidates for nomination for president on the Democratic ticket seem to be, in the order of prominence, Judge Parker, Richard Olney, General Milos, md William R. Hearn. The Supreme Court of Ohio has deoi led that a clause vitiating a life-insu rance policy in case suicide is void. Now you can go ahead. "*■!■ .. Confederate General John B. Gordon of Georgia and Governor Charles Foster at Ohio both died on the 9th, of acute indigestion, • Gastoa 0. Gardebled, Contractor Builder Contract* taken for wnall and large Job*. E*tl natfs made free, and plan* and design* cheer fully furnished. A liberal share of patronage elicited. Orders left at Gardebled's Drug store ► will receive prompt attention. Residence on State near Front street*. CHANCERY SUMMONS. No. 884 The State of Mississippi. To Angeline Fortier, Julian Raboteau, Joseph Raboteau, Etienne Raboteau, and Joseph Favre, heirs at law of Ju lian Raboteau. debased. You are commanded to appear before the chancery court of Hancock county, in said State.on the fourth Monday of January, A. D. 1904, to defend the peti tion of A. Elmer, Jr., administrator of the estate o( Julian Raboteau, deceased, praying for an order of sale of the land of said estate to pay the debts of said estate and to which petit Iqn you and others are defendants. This 2Qth day of December, A. D.. 1903. E. H, HOFFMANN, Cleric. APPUCATION FOR LICENSE TO SELL LIQUOR. Wavoland, Miss., January 12, 1901, To the Honorable Board of Mayor and Aldermen, of the Town of Waveland, In Hancock county, Mississippi; We, The Oaivey-Jordy Mercantile Company, a firm whoso members are over the age of twenty-one years, and residents of said town, do hereby apply to yonr honorable body to grant us a li cense in our name, to soil in quantities not lens than one gallon vinous, alcohol ic, malt, intoxicating or spiriturfus li quors at our place of business on Nich olson avenue, in said town, and known as The Ourvoy-Jordy Mercantile Com pany’s Store, upon our compliance with the law in reference thereto. Garvey-Jordy Mercantile Cos., Per Jordy. Waveland, Miss., January 12, 1904. To the Honorable Board of Mayor and Aldermen, ol the Town ol Waveland, in Hancocltßounty, Mississippi: Your petitioners, whose signatures are hereto undersigned, respectfully show that each of us are legal and qualified voters of the Town of Waveland, State ol Mississippi, and are residents of slid town, and tnat wo and each of us do hereby recommend The Oarvey-Jordy Mercantile Cos., residents of said town, to be of good reputation, and sober and suitable persons to receive a license as applied for by them, as appears in their foregoing application to soil in quanti ties not loss than one gallon vinous, al coholic, malt, intoxicating or spirituous liquors at their place of business, in said town, as related in their application, and your petitioners will over pray. John O. Feldmann, Edwin Bourgeois, ’ William Ruhr, Louis Bondage, Edwin Laizor, August Ruhr, Andrew Zimmormnnn, Jules August Favre, Jr.. Charles Garvey, Walter L. Carver, Victor Favre, • Joseph Antoine, lieu ben Leonidas Parmer, Evariste Bourgeois, Hon Kannell, Numa Reviore, John Baptiste Favre, Jacob Hellbach. Henry Biguenet, * William Joseph Hellbach, Myric Emmett Ansley, Joe Leon Bourgeois, Joseph Simon Bourgeois, Forestall Gusrdia, Elias Chisholm. Peter Bourgeois, Alcide Ladner, John Ducre Bourgeois, Thomas Bourgeois, Albert Bourgeois, William Solalni, James Bsdoer, James William McCoII, William Richard Jargson, Edward Louis Pinac, Joseph Robert Bourgeois, Joseph Savorin Bourgeois, I, Edwin Lalzor, Secretary of the doard of Mayor and Aldermen of the Town of Waveland, Hancock County, State of Mississippi, certify that the foregoing oelitlon and names thereto at tached, is a true and correct copy of the of the original on file in my office, which petition and names was filed, this 10th. ilayof January, A. D. 11)01. ea *-) Edwin Laizcr, Bcc'y. CHANCERY SUMMONS. No. 883 The State of Mississippi, To Angeline Fortier, Julian Raboteau, Etienne Raboteau,.Joseph Favre,hoi re at law of Ophelia Raboteau, deceased. You are commanded to appear before the chancery court of the county of Han cook, in said State, on the. fourth Mon day of January, A, D. UWM, to defend the petition or A. Elmer, Jr., adminis trator of Ophelia Rabateau, deceased, praying for an order ol sale of the land of said estate, to pay the debts of said estate and to whloh petition you anq others are defendants. 1 This 2flth day of Dec., A. J>. 1903."" K. H. HOFFMANN, Clerk. BCkti k I Tor Infants and Chu^, The Kind You Have Always Bought # Bears the / i Promotes Digcstion.Cheerfuh | Sigll? + re ness and Re&.Contains neither ; n M m . IP' *f Onium.Morphine nor Mineral, j 01 /A m\\f wot Narcotic. / l\ jtoyttsoujk-jmuarmmi Smtl' . |V I Mx .Smn* * 1 ■ JB ” R*KUm SmUt I 1/1 a */SmrntSL * \ A - * In IfSsp** I 1 (\ lA* ’ rauj f JdL r* II Aperfecl Remedy CorConstipa | 1 Al* 110 li Ron, Sour Stomach,Diarrhoea I I |jr Worms .Convulsions .Feverish- 5 I ■■ ness amt Loss or SLEEP, j lQ K II VP T Facsimile Signal urc of Thirty Tsars I. ■ ICASTORIA CtWTAUW COMNWV. NfW YOlls CITY. TOYS TOYS TOYS ’ A large assortment O h of Dolls, Wagons, Air Rifles, Wheelbarrows, Baby Carriages, Qo- Carts,flechanical Toys H O &c. Fireworks of all I b description. CD 2 JOS. 0. MAUFFRAT, > 7 o O BAY ST. LOUIS, MISS. “< Hj to TOYS TOYS TOYS FHOS. L. EYANS, '“**"•■ QRUQQIST . . . Star Drug Store. Fresh Drugs Tr7ET "“ ,Uwrtl " Modi Pin fifl vSSSSS 1 T a " Mm ‘ ,oand °< 1 ' Order, by mu prompt JUUUXUineS. Turpentine. Paint,, Oil*, Etc. Presents and all Kinds of Toys. . . . BUY YOUR . . . Harness and Vehicles, OF EVERY DESCRIPTION* .. . FROM THE ... , ENGLISH MFQ. CO., Mobile, Ala. They have the Largest Stock in the South and they sell at low pri6ea and on the most liberal terms. Writ© them for pictures and prices,, Ike Mutual Life taaics Ca. OF NEW YORK. MADISON M. JAYNE- Special Agent. Bay St. Louis. Miss. Holiday Toysof every des cription at J. O. Mauffray’s, .Front, near Main Sts. Thi:|