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fc ALL* TRUE AMERICANS DEMAND INSTANT ACTION FOR THI6 'NUTEST OUTRAGE. \ (three vessels in one day fcuthleaa Brutality of Brutal Nation t Calls Forth All the Protest of Pa ! tient People To Strike Quick ' > * and Preserve Honor. : . I London.—Three American steam hips hare paid the toll of the ruth, less German submarine warfare and Me now at the bottom of the ocean, (with some of their crews drowned or Btill adrift. I** The City of Memphis, from Cardiff jto New York, was sunk by a torpedo B5 miles south of Fastnet at 4 o'clock (Saturday afternoon. After great suf fering 15 of the crew landed at Skull (5^. hours later; 84 have been picked Bp >J kt neaand eight are missing. jjg^The ^Vlgllancia, the last report of (Which was when she left New York E France on Feb. 28, was torpedoed bout warning, her officers and men ing no sign of the submarine. Six officers and 23 of the ctow werç land ed at Sicily Islands. One officer and k3 men are missing. Illinois, a big tank oil steamer gwned by the Texas Oil Company, from London fbr New York, in bal last, was sunk at 8 o'clock Sunday morning. The officers and crew are reported to have been landed at Sicily Islands. j Action Must Be Taken Now. I Washington.—With the announce ment of the ruthless destruction of Ihree unarmed merchant ships by sub marines, it is unofficially admitted here that virtually a state of war ex ists between the United States and Germany. • Technically the United States re mains in a position of armed neutral ity. Whether this shall be changed before April 16, the date fixed for a special session of congress, the war snaking branch of the government. President Wilson has not decided.. f The president is contemplating a call for an immedite session of con gress to hear an address asking for lauthority to adopt aggressive meas ures against the submarine menace. Already American ships are being ormed to defend themselves; the next \move must be to send warships witn ^orders to seek out submarines and clear the trans-Atlantic lanes. , Some of the highest officials of the government hold that the executive bas the power to declare that a state of war exists and to proceed with ag gressive protective steps pending the assembling of congress. There is no ; Indication, however, that the presi dent will follow that course. Of the three ships destroyed two ■were unloaded and homeward bound, and all were American built, American owned and officered and manned largely by American citizens. Mea ger dispatches indicate that all were «unk with complete disregard for the «afety of those on board and that some 'of the members of the crews may have 'been lost. The government is now absolutely face to face with the problem of form ulating a definite policy for the na tion in case the United States actual ly enters the war. The possibility was mentioned by the president in his in auguration address March 5. All of the conditions outlined by the president in his message announc ing the diplomatic break with Ger many as leading to a state of armed neutrality have now been fulfilled. The "overt act," described by him then, has actually come; if, in fact,, it bad not been committed when the president went before congress. Since then he established a state of armed neutrality without the specific author ity of congress. SUSPICIOUS FLIGHT. Officer of German Accent and Appear ance Disappears Suddenly. El Paso, Texas.—A non-commission ed officer of the, United States quar termaster corps has disappeared from here and secret service agents art making an investigation of any pos sible connection he may have had witt the German government. Although enlisted under an Amer ican name, he was said to have the appearance of a German, speaking English with a German accent. His uniform was left behind, but every letter, paper and document in his pos session was destroyed. Officers say they believe he fled Into Mexico. Misa De Baca Sponsor. The superdread Washington. Z nought New Mexico, bulding at the New York navy yard, will be launched late in April. Miss Margaret G. De Baca, daughter of the late governor of New Mexico, has been named spon sor. British Take Turkish Town. London.—A portion of the town of Bakubah, on the right bank of the Dl&la river, about 30 miles northeast of Bagdad, has been occupied by the British. - Closing British Saloons. London—Thirty thousand saloons fa Great Britain will probably be closed during the next few months, according to the Mail. The measure is proposed as a solution of the diffi culty arising from the compulsory restriction of the beer output. Banker Pleads Guilty. Huntsville, Ala.— E. B. Shoemaker, 86, former manager of the Tennessee Valley Bank at Gurley, pleaded guiltj to embezzling approximately $15,000 of the bank'* 'mds. UNITED STATES, BATTLESHIP MICHIGAN / m i m m* ; / • ■ » * - ... ■M A ■ ?.• m . j . j a W wt A % I V .i ' v; mm£ tmm '•*: - 11 ■M t % \ I: I.; • • • i » S' * 8 ^ J & A - 5$ A3 feg# i •: > ;\-J I H wmm ' , vX RAILROAD STRIKE WAR CRISIS CAUSES RAILROADS TO GRANT DEMANDS OF BROTHERHOODS. MEDIATORS DRAWING TERMS Eight-Hour Day Granted by Operators After Day and Night Conference. The Mediators To Settle All Details. I New Yoik.—The conference commit tee of railroad managers authorized President Wilson's mediators to make whatever arrangements were neces sary with the railroad brotherhoods to call off the threatened strike. The formal letter in which this au thorization was made signed by Elisha Lee, chairman of the managers' com mittee, was as follows: "In the national crisis precipitated by events of which we have Just heard, the national conference committee of railroads joins with you in the convic tion that neither at home nor abroad should there be fear or hope that the efficient operation of the railroads of the country will be hampered or im paired. "Therefore you are authorized to as sure the nation there will be no strike, and as a basis for such assurance we hereby authorize the committee of the council of national defense to grant to the employes who are about to strike whatever adjustment your com mittee deems necessary to guarantee the uninterrubed and efficient opera tions of the railroads as an indispensa ble arm of national defense. The decision reached by the man agers means that the brotherhoods have won an important victory, al though it does not bring them all their original demands. By the agreement it Is assumed they will be awarded pro rata time for overtime on the basis of an eight-hour day, which they have been assured. ' iTheir original demands called for time and a half for overtime on the same basic day. The men will get their present pay for 10 hours for eight hours' work un der the agreement. These concessions on the part of the managers are virtually what the employes contended they would gain under the Adamson law if it were de clared constitutional. Immediately after Secretary Lane had made his announcement the brotherhood leaders sent telegrams to all the general chairmen informing them that the strike had been de clared off.' •> OPEN BIDS FOR CRUISERS. Will Coat Six Million Each, Exeluaive of Armament. , Washington.—Bids were opened for construction of six 35-knot cruisers, to cost $6,000,000 each, exclusive of armor and armament Seven of these vessels were authorized by congress at a cost of $5,000,000 each, but as the department was able to place a con tract for only one at that figure, the limit of cost was raised to $6,000,000 for the other six. TARIFF BOARD SELECTED. President Wilson Makes Six Appoint ments to Commission. Washington.—President Wilson has selected the following men as mem bers of the tariff commission: Prof. Frank W. Taussig, of Har vard university; former Representa tive David J. Lewis, of Cumberland, Md.; former Representative William Kent, of Kentfield, Cal.; Daniel C. Roper, of McCall, S. C.; E. P. Costi gan, of Denver, Col.; W. S. Culbert son, of Emporia, Kan. Navy Recruits Come In. Washington.—Navy recruiting con tinues to show a great increase. For the first eight days in March the net gala was 716 men. On March 1 there were 59,037 enlisted men in the navy, and on March 8, 59,753. There are gtiU ceded Hot mobilization, including regulars and reserves, 102,295. Perryville Holds County Seat. Perryville, Ark.—The recent county seat contest between Perryville and Bigelow has been settled for three or four years at least, feated Bigelow by 179 votes. Perryville de TORPEDO FINDS U. S. VICTIM American Liner Algonquin Is Sunk By German U-Boat With-, out Warning. New York.—The American steam ship Algonqüin, with 10 Americans on board, was sunk by a German ^ibma rlne with a loss of vessel and cargo valued at $1,700,000. A cable message received here by her owners, the American Star Line, and dispatches from London told of the apparent safety of all the officers and crew, 27 of whom have been safe ly landed. The message said the vessel was torpedoed, but did not indicate where she was at the time. According to a consular report from Plymouth, England," the Algonquin's captain said his ship was sunk by shell fire without warning. The Algonquin sailed from New York on Feb. 20 with foodstuffs. Her destination was London. She was one of the first American ships to leave the United States after Germany es tablished her submarine blockade. Formerly a Canadian-owned boat un der British registry, the Algonquin was transferred to the American flag last December, ]vhen she was pur chased by the American Star Line. While under Canadian ownership she was engaged in trade between New York and St. John, N. B. Four of the Americans on the Al gonquin were born in the United States and the other six are natural ized American citizens, according to the records on file here. U. S. SITUATION UNCHANGED. Armed Neutrality Covers Sinking of American Ship. Washington.—In the absence of of ficial dispatches on the destruction of the steamer Algonquin, officials with held comment, but the unofficial view was that nothing in the Incident changes the situation between the United States and Germany. President Wilson already has taken steps to place the nation In a state of armed neutrality, which, wjth the breaking of diplomatic relations with Germany, is practically the last meas ure possible short of war. American ships now are being arm ed to defend themselves against un lawful submarine attack. The gen eral view Is that arming of ships is the only answer to submarine opera tions short of a declaration of war, which may be made only by congress. COLOMBIA TREATY HELD UP Long Discussed Twenty-Five Million Black Mail" Case De layed Again. , Washington.—The treaty with Co lombia to pay $25,000,000 for partition of Panama, was withdrawn from the senate on motion of Chairman Stone, of the foreign relations committee, and will not be acted upon at the present special senate session. Senator Stone's action was taken to foreshadow further diplomatic nego tiations with «Colombia for a new treaty which would not be received with such strong objections. An ef fort to frame a more acceptable treaty is expected before the congress which convenes in special session on April 16 has adjourned. Dutch Bring Down Aviator. Amsterdam (via Loudon,.—A Ger man airplane, which flew over Sluis was shot at and hit by Dutch troops, who were n|aneu>ering in the neigh borhood, according to the Handels blad. Garrison Holds Aloof. London.—The Russian garrison at the fortress of Sveaborg, which de fends Helsingfors, has refused to join the revolution, according to a dispatch received by the Swedish newspaper Nyheter. Recount Atrocities bf Villa. Nogales.—The murder of Thomas Jones, a' British subject, and the es cape from death of two Americans at the hands of five Zapata bandits, was told to army officers here by the two survivors. Party Leaders Conferring. Washington—Informal conferences of party leaders are being held daily in an effort to limit the legislative program that will be taken up at the forthcoming special session of con gress, convening April 16. French Drive On Monastir. Berlin.—An attack with strong forces was begun by French troops on the Macedonian front in the region of Monastir. The French advanced trenches at one point. (TRIPLE ALLIANCE k j FORMER COMMANDER IN FIRST CHIEF8 ARMY IN ALLEGED COMBINE WITH PANCHO. \ . „ VILLA-OIAZ-OBREGON IN PACT L Federal Troops Deserting and Flock ing To Standard of New Alliance. Teutonic Influence la Strong ly Suspicioned. i El Paso.—Gen. Alvaro Obregon is believed to have formed an alliance with Felix Diaz and Villa for the pur pose of crushing Carranza. It is reported he will declare Gen. Carranza's election void because the first chief threatened death to all who did not vote for him. Despite rigid censorship, 800 of Gen. Obregon's troops are known to have already deserted to Villa, and even the garrison at Juarez has become rest less and is believed to be preparing to join in an uprising against Car ranza. After Villa's capture of Parral and Durango all of the de facto garrisons were withdrawn Ho Chihuahua. City. Gen. Francisco Murguia escaped to the capital with only 124 of his 3,000 men, with which he started south to capture Villa. Advices from Chihuahua City are that 2,000 Indians under Gen. Chavez have deserted the Carranza forces. These troops have always been con sidered under the direct domination of Gen. Obregon. German arms and ammunition and German money, with the assistance of several German officers, are back of Villa's sudden successful blow at the de facto forces In Northern Mex ico, according to reports to govern ment agents here. Gen. Obregon's reported defection to Felix Diaz and the revolt of the troops he is known to control is traced In part to German activities. RUSSIAN CZAR ABDICATES Czar Nicholas Abdicates and Grand Grand Duke Michael Becomes Regent. Petrograd. —The emperor of Russia has abdicated, and Grand Duke Mi chael Alexandrovitch, his younger brother, has been named as regent. The Russian ministry, charged with corruption and incompetence, has been swept out of office. One minister, Alexander Protopopoff, head of the in terior department, has beetn killed, and the other ministers, as w'èll as the president of the imperial council, are under arrest. A new national cabinet is announc ed, with Prince Lvoff as president of the council and premier, and the other offices held by men who are close to Russian people. For several days Petrograd has been the scene of one of the most remark able risings in history. Beginning with minor food riots and labor strikes, the cry for food reached the hearts of the soldiers, and one by one the regiments rebelled, until finally those troops that had for a time stood loyal to the gov ernment took up their arips and marched Into-the ranks of the revolu tionists. The president of the duma, Michael V. Dodzianko, was the leading figure among the deputies who unanimously decided to oppose the imperial order for a dissolution of the house. They continued their sessions, and M. Rod zianko informed the emperor, then at the front, that the hour had struck wheu the will of the people must pre vail. The emperor hastened back from the front, only to find that the revolu tion had been successful, and that a new government was In control. The pnerpress, who, it is alleged, bas been influential in the councils opposed to the wishes of the people, is reported to have fled or to be in hiding. FORTIFIED LINES ARE TAKEN French Capture Important Town of Roye and Advance Fifteen Miles On Oiae Front. Paris—French advance guards have entered the Important town of Roye and the French have occupied the en tire . front between Andiechy and the. Oise, comprising powerfully fortified lines which the Germans have held for more than two years. This announcement is made in the official communication from the war office, which odds that at several points the road between Roye and Noyon has been reached. Finland's Governor Held. London.—Maj. Gen. Zeln, governor general of Finland, has been arrested by the commander of the Baltic fleet on the order of the provisional govern ment, according to a Reuter's Petro grad dispatch. Invites Woman Revolutionist Back. Petrograd —Madam Catherine Bresh* kovskaya, known as the '(grandmoth er of the Russian revolution," has been invited by M. KerenBki, minister of justice in the new cabinet, to return to Petrograd. All Elements In Unity. New York.— H. Sakhnovsky and R. V. Poliakoff, representatives here of the Russian unions of Zemstvos and municipalities, issued a statement, in which they declared that all elements in Russia are working in harmony Rennenkampff Arrested. London.—"Among the latest arrests are Gen. Rennenkampff, the ruthless suppressor of the revolution of 1905, and Serke Kryjanovsky, former secre tary of state and the framer of the electoral law restricting suffrage.'* ' FROM ALL PARTS OF MISSISSIPPI Reports of Interesting Events Boiled Down for Hasty Perusal. Greenville.—Greenville is to have an agricultural fair. • m • • • Lexington.—The fourth car of co operative hogs was shipped from here Friday. • • • • • Jackson—Jackson will be advertised throughout the country in motion pic tures. 0 0 0 0 0 Enterprise.—The mercantile estab lishment of Mrs. A. M. Cross was brok en into and robbed. ■ • * • • Laurel.—Capt. B. F. Moss, one of the oldest residents of Jones county, died at his home at Mossville. is • » » » * Scooba.—All of the old fields and pasture lands in this section that es caped fall fires are now being burn ed off. • * * • • Jackson.—Lleut.-Col. J. J. Horn brook, U. S. A., is in Jackson arranging to muster out the First Mississippi regiment Crystal Springs.—Much anxiety i£ being felt by the vegetable farmers and local merchants on account of the Tack of fertilizer to meet the heavy demand. , Oxford.—Pegues & McKee, dry goods and notions, filed a voluntary petition in bankruptcy. They have been in business here under the pres ent name for about five years. Hattiesburg.—With the purchase of the property of Mrs. Myra Eaton by the Hattiesburg lodge of Masons, plans were definitely laid for a Masonic tem ple to cost not less than $40,000. » * • • » Vaiden.—Mrs. Mary King, age 71 years, died at her home three miles west of Vaiden. Mrs. King was the wife of the late Robert King, one of the earliest settlers in this commun ity. Pontotoc.—While sitting around an open fire with the family group of six, Velma, the little 7-year-old daughter of Madison Rutledge of Troy, was struck by lightning and instantly killed. t $ » 9 • Hazlehurst.—At a meeting of the business men of Hazlehurst, at which a representative of the Brookhaven creamery was present, the matter of establishing a shipping station for dai ry products at this place was unani mously agreed upon. • 0 • * • -More than one hundred Greenevilli taxpayers of Washington county have passed a resolution protesting against the building of nine-foot Instead of fifteen-foot permanent roads. The res olution will be presented to the board of supervisors at the April meeting. • • • • • Crystal Springs.—It is the purpose of County Demostrator Anderson to appoint a committee of five from each beat in the county to cooperate with him, secure a suitable demonstration plat in their respective beats and in general to lend their aid and counsel to the work in hand. t » • t • Purvis.—The board of supervisors of Lamar county has given public no tice of intention to issue $20,000 of 5% per cent bonds at the regular meeting in April to be used for the erection here of an administration and acad emic building for Lamar county agri cultural high school. • JB • • • Biloxi.—The damage suit brought by Stuart Roberts against the Southern Paper company of Kreole, Jackson county, and New York City, has been transferred to the United States dis trict court at Biloxi by the defendant company on the grounds that the com pany is domiciled in New York. 0 0 0 0 0 Starkville.—That the farmers of Ok tibbeha county are beginning to learn that the only redemption in success ful farming is diversification is evi denced by the attendance of meet ings at many places in the county pre sided over by H. E. Cunningham^ dem onstrator for the Starkville Co-opera tive Business league. » • • » • Ecru.—At a rebent meeting of the board of trustees the following teach ers were elected for the ensuing term of the Ecru high school, beginning in September: T. A. J. Beasley, princi pal; Miss Gertrude Witt, eighth grade; Miss Sammye Gates, seventh grade; Miss Lora Wingo, fifth and sixth grades; Miss Roxie Garner, third and fourth grades; Miss OlUe Neel, first and second grades; Miss Marguerite Tillman, music. 0 0 0 0 0 Hazlehurst.—A new corporation is being formed to take over Brown's wells, the famous Copiah county health resort, which is already well known throughout the south. The object of the new Incorporation is to strengthen the property and enlarge its influence. • • • • • Clinton.—The Wahabi patrol has planned a tour through North Missis sippi on March ..19, 20, 21, 22. Vicks burg, Greenville, Clarksdale, Moor head, Indianola, Greenwood, Winoîia, Grenada and Water Valley will consti tute the circle* • • • • • Lexington.—A large acreage of Irish potatoes will be planted in this coun ty, and arrangements have been com pleted with a Chicago produce house to buy at $1 per bushel f. o. b. Lex ington, and to pay for them here. 9 9 9 9 9 Columbus.—Miss Sarah Frances Rowan, head of the farm work exten sion department at the Mississippi industrial institute and college, has officially requested the Marion coun ty board of supervisors to make pro* vision for the erection and mainten ance a! an agricultural high school. \ Pass Christian.—Thia city will issue 160,000 of municipal improvement bonds. • • • • • Laurel.—Stock subscription! aggre gating $8,050 have been raised for the establishment of a creamery in Laurel. • » • • • Blue Mountain.—Miss Pearl McCoy, of Poplarville, has been unanimously chosen to be May Queen of Blue Moun tain college. , » * • • • Aberdeen.—The trial is being held of George M&xey, who is charged with the murder of Coballar Bennett, one of his tenants. • • • • • Crystal Springs.—One thousand bushels of kiln dried sweet potatoes have been shipped to northern mar kets from this place. co of Gloster.—Mrs. P. R. Fugler, of Me Comb, was elected president of the tenth district of the Mississippi fed eration of women's clubs. • 0 • • • Toccopola.—Miss Elizabeth Cooper, aged 60, a highly respected lady of the Camp Ground community, dropped dead while assisting in the prepara tion of breakfast * » • • * Greenville—Announcement has been made by Secretary R. L. Pritchard, of the chamber of commerce, that the next shipment of hogs will leave Stoneville March 20. • r • • • • Magnolia.—The Pike county boarl of supervisors declined to make an appropriation for an exhibit at the Mississippi Centennial Exposition, tc be held in Gulfport. es Pascagoula.—The teachers' associa tion of Jackson county, was held here with Prof. R. D. Poet, of Moss Point, presiding, and Mrs. W. T. Gordon, of Pascagoula, secretary. * * 0 • • Meridian.—The prevalence of black leg among cattle, with large fatalities, has caused apprehension among the supervisors, who are urging all farm ers to have their cattle vaccinated. • • • • * Jackson.—The Presbyterians of the state are completing the campaign for $150,000 for colleges of the church in Mississippi. The campaign is under the direction of Dr. M. E. Melvin. i£ of by 71 of * 0 0 • • Vicksburg.—Dr. J. H. Spencer war arraigned by Postoffice Inspector Charles I. Brown, charged with forg ery. Dr. Spencer is a negro com pounder of a blood and nerve tonic. * • # • • Blue Mountain.—The local board of aldermen has just authorized the issu ance of $10,000 worth of municipal 20-year bonds to be sold for the erec tion of a new brick public school building. an 0 + • ft • Aberdeen.—Monroe county grand jury has indicted Mrs. Winston Tubb and her husband, Winston Tubb, charging them with the murder of Ed Mize, one of the Monroe county su pervisors. of • 0 ♦ • • Prentiss.—The Prentiss board of trade, organized recently, with H. H. Williams, president, and B. G. Wal, den, secretary-treasurer, gave a ban quet and smoker to its farmer and cattlemen friends of Jefferson Davis county. of to in Meridian.—C. d. Hanson, receiver of the Gulf compress company, under ap pointment of the U. S. circuit court at Memphis, has filed in the federal court a bill for an injunction against the state revenue agent to enjoin the col lection of certain taxes. • • • • • Corinth.—A farm loan association has been organized in Alcorn county. The following board of directors has been elected: E. D. Rogers, D. C. Mitchell, J. B. Romlne, J. W. Hardin, F. Wilson, J. W. Fields, C. E. Nichols, L. M. Chase and G. W. Harrison. • t 0 B • Brookhaven.—The marriage of an extremely aged couple' took place here/ The contracting parties were William Armstrong of Sontag, aged 75, while the bride was Mrs. O. M. McMillan of Magnolia, who has nearly reached the three score and ten mark. • 9 9 9 9 Raymond.— P. D. Raliff, county at torney and planter of Raymond, has returned from New Orleans, where he shipped a carload of fat steers, fed on lespedeza hay and cotton seed meal. Mr. Ratliff got what was said to be the highest price ever paid in New Orleans for beef on foot. • • • • • Jackson.—Attempt of a local grocer and a colored customer to recover damages from a large tobacco com pany because of the alleged finding of the bones of a human finger in a plug of chewing tobacco, came to an end here when Judge Potter gave peremp tory instructions to the circuit court to find for the defendant. 0 0 0 0 0 Sumner.—At the age of 78 years Rev. H. A. Ferguson passed away at his residence, two miles south of Sum ner. - There has never lived In this or any other community a more univer sally loved man than Rev. Ferguson. He has ridden over practically every pathway in this section of the delta going to his appointments, caring for the sick, performing marriage ceremo nies and burying the dead. 0 0 0 0 0 Iuka.—Contracts for $12,000 worth, of good roads have been let for six miles of highways radiating from Iuka. 0 0 0 • • Houston.—A boulder has been un veiled In the historic town of Hous ton, marking the course of the Natchez Trace through Chickasaw county. 0 0 * • • Meridian.—The postoffice, express office and store of L. Jonas at Sucar nochee were robbed, the postoffice safe was blown open and all cash and stamps stolen. A number of money orders were left. 0*0 0 0 0 Crenshaw.—The business district of Crenshaw was visited by a fire, en tailing a loss of $25,000. Vicksburg.—The Warren county board of supervisors advertised for bids on $20,000 worth of agricultural high school bonds. • • * • • Columbus.—A branch of the Camp fire Girls of America has been organ ized at the Industrial Institute and College, and has a large membership, composed of students of the institu tion UNDER NEW LAW RIGID EXAM INATIONS WILL DETERMINE QUALIFICATIONS. First Examination« Under New Stat ute Will Be Held and Reciprocal Permits From Other 3tateg Will Be Paseed On. Jackson.—The secretary of the Mis sissippi state board of pharmacy announces the spring meeting of the board of pharmacy examiners will be; held in Jackson, April 3. The meet ing will he called to order at 10 a. m., in the house of representatives. At this meeting the papers will be on the new pharmacopoeia. Those who have temporary licenses issued since the October meeting must return them to the Secretary, J. C. McGee, at Jackson, as they be come void April 3. DruggistB from other states, wishing to reciprocate with Mississippi, must have their reci procity papers in not later than April 1, in order that licenses may be signed at the meeting on the 3d. Another important feature of this meeing is that all applicants must furnish papers from former employ ers, signed before a notary, to the ef fect they have had the required amount of experience. These appli cations, and the fee, should reach the secretary not later than April 1. Following are the members of the board: Fred W. Smith, Poplarville, president; S. C. Lindsey, Eupora, vice president; J. C. McGee, Jackson, sec retary-treasurer; H. L. Boyd, Koscius ko, and J. H. Stribbling, Philadelphia. Mississippi has reciprocity with Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Connec ticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illi nois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Michi gan, Massachusetts, Missouri, Mon tana, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Da kota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Ten nessee, Texas, Utah, Vermögt, Vir ginia, Wisconsin, Oregon, District of Columbia. of of an tc of in of Asking Legislature For Pay. Recommendation that the state pay a substantial sum of money to Will Purvis, of Lamar county, in "partial payment for time spent in the peniten tiary and jail," will be made at the next session of the legislature by Gov. Bilbo, according to an announcement by that official. Purvis, about 25 years ago, was con victed of murder, but escaped death by hanging when the noose slipped. Several years later he was pardoned. A deathbed confession recently at Co lumbuia by Josph Beard cleared Pur vis of the crime. Pellagra Expert Will Issue Book. ~ ~ Dr. J. Ross Snyder of Birmingham, Ala., was a visitor at the state board of health headquarters. He has been traveling around over the state gath ering data on diseases of children that is soon to be issued in book form, and to which he will contribute an article on pellagra. The state board of health officials announce that Dr. Snyder had more trouble finding cases of that dis ease than be would have had a year ago. of H. of at C. l Many New Consolidated Schools. * The consolidated school seems to have com« to stay in Mississippi. Six years ago there was not a consolidat ed school in Mississippi, hut now there are 290 schools, employing 977 teach ers, 725 wagons and other vehicles, transporting 14,643 children, and with a total enrollment of 33,037 in schools in €4 different counties. Taxation Plan Being Revised. , The seate committee on taxation created by the last legislature has ad journed after a two days' session. The entire session was taken up with a dis cussion of means for raising the state's revenues without increasing its taxes to the point where they will prove burdensome. The following members of the committee were present: Sena tors W. M. Whittington, H. C. Yawn, J. H. Baker, J. A. Blount, W. C. Bow man and H. H. Casteel. Dog Had Bad Case of Rabies. The head of a supposed mad dog was sent several days afo from Co lumbus to the state board of health for examination. An examination shows that the animal was afflicted with ra bies. Five Columbus children that bad been bitten by the mad dog imme diately went to Jackson to be treated. t Asks For Record of Oil Drilling. Dr. E. N- Lowe, state geologist, is qrging oil companies boring near Jackson to keep accurate logs of their drilling. Dr. Lowe says the state is a>most ? entirely without data as to the possibilities of finding oil in its bor ders, and he believes that valuable Information may be procured here, even if the oil companies do not strike oil. Soldiers Issue Attractive Booklet. "The Invasion of Texas by the First Mississippi Infantry" is the title ' of a handsome booklet and souvenir which has just been issued. The booklet was published by the officers of the regiment and is edited by T. Mitchell Robinson, adjutant of the first battalion, The booklet contains pictures of the officers, headquarters troops, the different battalions, the various com panies, and is alive with camp scenes and material pertaining to the camp •fe of the troops of the Magnolia state. Holds Four-Cent Rate Valia. The Mississippi railroad commission has decided that the Alabama & Mis sissippi railway has the right to charge 4 cents a mile tor passenger traffic, although the state rate is 3 cents. Inoculating For Typhoid. The state board of health la now prepared to prevent typhoid fever by Inoculation, having four or five thou sand doses already manufactured, and knows how to make more as needed.