Newspaper Page Text
The Commercial Board of Supervisors. The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Supervisors was begun on Monday .November 7th,18!S, the following member being present: T. B. Franklin, president; J. A. Egger, R. J. Gunter, V... P. Hairs Bton and C. H. Jordan; associate members, C. L. Lincoln, clerk and E. S. Donnell, sheriff, when tneioi-tn-inn npnpppHiniTs were had: The report of Dr. Jno. Brownrigg, chief health officer of Lowndes county, was received and ordered spread upon the minutes. It is as follows: To The Honorable Board of Supervisors of Lowndes County. As soon as yellow fever was re ported at Winona and several other points on the Illinois Central Rail road, a quarantine officer was plac ed on the main line of the M. &. O., d run on both trains between WeBt Point and Macon, and the appear ance of the fever at Hattiesburg and Meridian, rendered his service still more necessary. On Monday night, Oct 3, I learn ed that there was yellow fever at il. a x. m rniWe. It had been there since September 19th. I tel egraphed at once to Mr. Alexander master of trains for the M. & O. R K . requesting that the trains 01 auI ci.wiiio hranch be discontin tUD oiai""" , annnnt of vellow fever. ucu wii , A n r.1 ihe M. & (J. K replied promptly that the trains had been taken on. Next morning, Oct. 4th I went t Arteela to drive the refugees out o this county and to keep them oui I gave Mayor Mitchell of Artesi, authority to act as quarantine offi i;jo rf hia mnniciDal luris ccr uuiaiuo tn omnlov euards to drive campers out of this county and V Aa Ipadinc from Ok tibbeha county to Artesia, to keep refugees out. ur. -Crawford had written offering to as 1 -nrrnto in him from Ar blbl. 111C, BUI - - tesia to guard the roads leading to Crawford. . . i ...... a (rnm Artesia in time to l rciumtw k n.pnt when vour honorable board adjourned, when Mr. T. 13 Franklin, president of the board in .111 t VJ " , powered him and me to protect the r : I .willrttrr fpvPT. Mr. tmwaf mo thar me uuiiu uau c couniy against jciiu- .v. ----- i.i; ,cr,nPBtpfl me to telegraph to Mr. W. V. Connell at Mayhew and appoint him quaranuuo umtu and instruct him to put guards on all the roads leading to Mayhew from Oktibbeha couniy. We sub sequently visited Mayhew and Mr. Franklin urged him to put more fruards on if required to keep refu gees out of this county. Mr. Franklin requested me to write to Messrs. Hairston and Jor dan to look after the guarding of the roads leading to Crawford and Mayhew. He also requested me to send a wan to Waverly ferry on Tuesday night Oct. 4th to stay there until relieved next day. Yellow fever had been at the A. AM. College from Sept. 10th to Oct. 3rd,undetected or unpublished. The crews on the Starkville branch had been during that time associ ating with some of the residents of the A. & M. College, about one hundred in number, and with crews and people of Artesia. Therefore Artesia was a danger point. I quar antined Artesia for ten day s and put a relay between Columbus and Ar tesia for the same length of time. After that time the Alabama quar antine officer requested its continu ance. The M. & O. R. R., paid the wages of my relay inspectors at the switch. On the 4th of October Charles Kline came from very near the A. & M. College to his home in the Wat son field east of Columbus. He had been staying for the five days be fore his return at his father's house, who was an employee of the A. & M. College. During that time yel low fever was at the college, so I thought it was best to put a guard at his house and send him as soon as possible to a detention camp un til ten days had elapsed. Mr. Franklin concurred in this. During the existence of yellow fever at the A. &, M. College six miles f rem the county line I visited Artesia six times and Mayhew one. During the existence of the quar antine, Supt. Clarke of the M. & O. K. R., informed me that there were a number of refugees from Stark Tille and the A. & M. College who wished to go north. I authorized him to send a passenger train to carry them north, avoiding all con tact with, the Artesia people. It -would have been inhuman to have refused to consent to this. He also stated a little later that Starkville was short of food, so I requested Mr. Mitchell ani Dr. Cook of Ar tesia to superintend and direct the pushing out of supply cars to the county line, to be pulled on by the Starkville crew and engine after our engine had left. Respectfully submitted, Jno. Brownrigo, Couniy Health Officer Lowndes County, Miss. Ordered that the following allowances be made out of the 'Vatirer lund : r r Mn Cotby Jane hlv w art Mn Morris A t.ll loll Husnh Hlckk V.niinn T lor Kil!i lu.uule M tss 1 urtl nr.. AilHIIIH 4 no 8 M t 1N1 1 Ml 4 in II Ml 2 (l 2 w 2 IV IntUtfc of towDthip school fund cf RMbip eighteen, range seven Uti , wbt, mace the following rec- ommendations: To the Honorable Board of Super visors : The undersigned trustees of township school fund' of township eighteen, range seventeen, west, respectfully recommend that the sum of ten dollars be appropriated out of Baid fund lor the repairing of Barksdale school house, ten dollars for Vernon school house, 4en dol lars for Lebanon school house, ten dollars for Ervin school house, ten dollars for Miller Hill school house, ten dollars for Rural Hill school bouse and ten dollars for Harris school house, all in said township and range. , Respectfully submitted, T. H. Ervin, R. 15. Nash, A. G. Easly, Trustees. The County Superintendent of Education made his regular report for the month of October, which was as follows : To the Board of Supervisors: To amount pay certificates issued; none. Respectfully submitted, S. M. Nash, Supt. Ed. The following petition was re ceived and ordered laid over until the next meeting of the Board: To the Honorable Board of Super visors. We the undersigned citizens of district one respectfully ask your honorable board to open a public road from the west gate of Ridge road, running thence north through the land of J. W. Vauguan. T. W. Harris, J. D. Hutchinson and L. Lj, Willeford and intersecting Barton road and to permit us to erect two gates on said road. Your petition ers agree to open said road and fur ui6h right of way at no expense to the county. The public interest or convenience, requires said road to be laid out and opened. T. W. Harris, J. M. Wells, D. D. Stephenson, L. L. Willeford, J. P. Parker, A. C. Hearon, J. W. Vaughan, B. F. Symons, J. W. Morris. Dr. R. S. Curry, who was re quested by the Board to examine Simon Dunn, a lunatic in the coun ty jail, reported that he bad made the examination and is of the opin ion that the man should be released from jail. It is therefore ordered by the Board that the sheriff release said prisoner. Continued Thursday. OPENING OF I. I. & COLLEGE. Attorney-General Wiley N. Nash returned on the morning A. & V. train from Columbus, where he at tended the opening exorcises of the Industrial institute and College held yesterday. Ia conversation with a Claron-Ledger reporter Gen eral Nash stated that the opening was a very successful affair from start to finish. The webomo ad dress at the college chapel was de livered by Mayor W. D. Humph ries, in the presence of a large au dience jomposed of pupils and the citizwus of Columbus. Addresses were also delivered by General Nash, Colonel Power, Pres. A. A. Kincannou and Hon MalcomFran klin, member of the Legislature rom Lowndes county. The exer- cisi'B were interspersed with songs and music by the student talent. Fully two hundred and fifty young ladies presented themsdlves for en rollment. "I am greitly impress ed," said General Nash,"at tlieway President Kincannon was received by the people. His address was a strong and masterly affair and at its conclusion the Professor was heartily applauded. H- has com pletely won the students, tlio mem bers of the faculty and the people of Columbus. I regard the out look for the college as very bright indeed." "A very sad tiling in connection with the opening,"con- tinued General Nash "is theserious illness ot Mrs. Annie C. Peyton one of the founders of th institu tion. She is lying very low and not expected to live but a few hours. The members of the f ac ulty and the pupils are visibly af fected by her illness." The public will remember Mrs. Peyton as the godmother of the Industrial Institute and College. Nearly 20 earsago her writings signed "A Mississippi Woman" in bfhaif of a separate college for the white girls of the Btate bo lmprrss- ed themselves on the public mind that in 1884 an act was passed cre ating the college. Ilor expected death'will cause sadnefs and sor row throughout the state. Clar ion Ledger. Bucklen's Arnica Salve. The best salve in the world for Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains, Corns and all bkm Eruptions, and posi tively cures Piles, or no pay requir ed. It is guaranteed to give per fect satisfaction or money refunded. Price 25 cents per box. For sale by E. C. Chapman. I ELOQUENT ADDRESSES Delivered at the Opening of the Industrial Institute and College Last Wednesday. Brilliant Speeches of Messrs. Kincannon, Humphries, Power ana Franklin. The Commercial publishes below the addresses of Col. J. L. Power, Col. W. D. Humphries, Hon. A. A. Kincannon and Hon. M. A. Frank lin, which were delivered at the opening exercises of the Industrial Institute and College last Wednes day : COL. J. L. POWER'S ADDRESS. Mr. President, Ladies of the Fac ulty, Students and Friends: I hardly know how it is that I am in Columbus this morning. For the past seven weeks, much official work has been side-tracked and all fraternal and personal correspon dence had to be postp.oned to a more convenient season. Bnt I decided that I was entitled to a change of scene; and while the Capital City has resumed her ac customed activity and cheer, her ex perience for some time past has been that of abandoned homes, de serted streets and yellow flags di sease and death and quarantine. I am truly glad that this fair city was spared the "panic of fright and frenzy" that so paralyzed other communities, and that we are here to-day with no microbes or quar antines to molest or to make us afraid ! I am right glad to be with you,. I am thankful to my good friend, President Kincannon, that he in sisted I should come, and that the spirit moved me, and a kind Provi dence permitted me to accept his cordial invitation. I would be right hard to please if 1 could not say, in all sincerity it is good to be here au occasion so auspims, so abounding in life, in K5h7;-in hope and joy! "Behold how gooi and pleasant it is for brethren-and sisters, to dwell together in unity!"' I have been here on other inter esting occasions, and have always felt "at home, " as I do to-day. My first visit was on the 19th., of May, 1885, when I assisted in lay ing the foundation Btone of this chapel. Grand Master James B. Morgan conducted the ceremonies, assisted by Robt. C. Patty, Robert B. Brannin and others of his staff. That occasion was, to me, one of sqecial interest and peculiar signifi cance. I saw in it the culmination of an idea that "A Mississippi Wo man," Mrs. Annie C. Peyton, had dared to think, and believe, and ad vocate, 'a;id then it was my proud privilege to publish and that idea was that education is not a sex-monopoly, and that the chivalrous and gallant sons of the great common wealth of Mississippi should see to it that the white girls of the State have the same "free and unlimited" facilities for acquiring an education, and preparing them for the duties and responsibilities of life that the boys of the State had always enjoy ed. The result of the war created new conditions and necessitated in novations on long established cus toms in the trades, professions and in the homo life. The noble, pure, patriotis women of these Southern States cheerfully accepted these new conditions, and now labor, in any useful sphere, and by either sex, is the badge of distinction is laudable and honorable. It was this idea that inspired the Act of the Mississippi Legislature "to establish an Industrial Institute and College for the white girls of Mississippi," and I am delighted to see on this platform to-day an honored son of Oktibbeha, whose zeal, activity and influence for the measure, at a most critical time, did much to save it from defeat. This college has been the bright est jewel in the diadem of Missis sippi's educational progress. It has supplied a long-felt and most pressing want. It has been a great blessing to the womanhood, and therefore to the manhood of our State, for what elevates the one must ennoble the other. The cat alogues of the great schools of Tennessee, Kentucky, North Car olina and Virginia, no longer con- j tain the names of hundreds ot Miss issippi girls, for here in this great school, iu this Queen Ciiy on our eastern border, and in other great schools of our State, their minds can be taught and their hearts, will not be alienated frcm "their own, ti eir uative land." Our University and A. & M. College boys can find here and elsewhere in Mississippi, friends and companions worthy their manhood and their culture and their love. My friends, the title of the act creating this school says it is an Industrial Insitute, and it also says that it is a College. Mr. President and members of the Faculty, keep it on these lines. Let all the in dustries appropriate to woman's capacity and woman's sphere, be taught and encouraged here. This is the first, prime object of this school, and if it has been, or shall be made secondary, it will fail to accomplish the great object of its creation. Let it be an "Industrial Institute," in all that the term im plies. But let it be also a College in all that that term signifies; so that when a young lady is awarded a diploma for a full course, or a de partment certificate, it will mean something that no one will say "she is only an 1. 1. & C, but rather it shall be said "She is an 1. 1. & C." My fntmda, we are laying to-day I trust, the foundation Btone of a new career of usefulness and honor for the Industrial Institute and Col lege for the White girls of Missis sippi." Let all the clouds that may have lowered around this house, be deep in the bosom of the ocean buried. Let the sunshine of peace, and prosperity re-dawn and re-rest upon it, and forever abide with it; and 'as we masons some times say "let thecnly contention or rather emulation be, as to who can best work and best agree." HON. M. A. FRANKLIN'S DRESS. AD- Mr. President, Ladies of the Faculty, Students Industrial Institute & College, Ladies and Gentlemen: Borrowing the language of your Trustee and our Bishop, I shall not now speak of history, but I shall indulge in a prophetic vision of the future of this College luminous with the golden promise of success. I am glad of this opportunity of re newing my unchinging and un changeable fealty to this institution the pride and glory of every Mississippian. As a Mississippian I am proud of the fact that my na tive State was the first among all the State to throw her arms about her daughters lifting them to a higher and truer life. That pride is intensified when I reflect that the home of my birth has been to this College a foster mother always in dulgent and kind. I am most happy that its future destiny will be guided by the hands of a man whom I am honored to call my friend a Mississippian to the minor born he comes no alien and no stranger, but he comes, after a few years of wandering, to the home of his fathers and to walk the same paths that his father has walked. He has reached the highest position in his profession. From private life he was called by the acclamation of his people to the most exalted place in the educational department of our State and from that eminence he guided ;our public schools and col leges to a success never before at tained. I congratulate you that he is your President I congratulate Mississippi that he is her son. A gloom falls around and about us to-day that she, whose brain conceived, whose loving heart beat in tender solicitude and whose gen tle hands have aided in the uplifting of the College, lies weary "Between two world's on the horizon vcre, Her life hnvera like a etar," Just now she lies wavering on the borders of that land of shadows and silence and the light of heaven fall ing upon her wan and fevered face. We pray her life be spared and her presence bless us in the session just begun. COL. W. D. HUMPHRIES' AD DRESS. After addressing the new Presi dent and extending to him a cordial greeting in behalf of the citizens f Columbus, and assurances of our intention and wish to do all in our power to promote the welfare and beit protection of the college, and then assuring the ladies of the fac ulty of our pleasure at haying them in our midst again, the speaker turned to the several hundred young women students, and said: Young ladies, as I cast my eyes over this large assemblage of young women, in whose silken braids, there is not yet a single grey hair, not a single furrow in your fresh rosy cheeks to denote sorrow or disappointment. I wish I was rich, that you were all mine and that I had the maic power to ordi'r that you could al ways remain thus happy, lovely and beautiful. If I could, no cold winter wind, or hot summer sun should ever tan or tarnish those sweet bright faces. But God knows betterthan I and He has declared "in the sweat of thy face, shalt thou eat bread," and you are now here to lay the foundation for the labor of your future lives. In the nature of things social functions and such hard work as you are about to begin as students, do not bar monize, and as citizens we cannot see much of you. Indeed, while we feel that this College for young wo men is the very brightest jewel in our State, much less our little city, we must not loose sight of the fact that it is wholly a State institution, and not a municipal one, and it is therefore a delicate discrimination for us to make, as to where our in terest should begin and cease. The unkind report has been circulated throughout the State, that Colum bus was not only indifferent to this College, but actually hostile to it Feeling keenly this groundless slander, we could nor would not rush into print to refute it, but have borne it in dignified silence trusting to truth to assert itself. And we now disclose to you, and wish you to report it to your friends and families throughout this State, that this charge is a gross slander and utterly devoid of truth and founda tion in fact. PRESIDENT KINCANNON'S ADDRESS. After a graceful acknowledgement of the complimentary manner in which Hon. T. B. Franklin, chair man of the Executive Committee, introduced him. Mr. Kincannon re viewed the recent troubles of the college which led up to his resign ing the State Suptrintendency, to accept the Presidency of the Indus trial Institute and College, as fol lows: "Charging no party to the con troversy with improper motives, without acquitting one faction of wrong doing and without condemn ing the other, I shall say that the usefulness of the college has not only been seriously impaired, but its.veryiife has thereby been im perilled. As a trustee of the college anJ as a member of the committee appointed to take legal action against the auditor of public ac countr, I had ample opportunity to acquaint myself with legislative and judicial incidents affecting the college. Observation and exper ience impress me with the belief that the legislature is not unfriend ly to this college. In attaching provisos to the appropriation bill that body was actuated doubtless by a very earnest desire to cure those ills from which it is charged, the institution has long suffered. No good purpose can be served by closing our eyes to this fact. After the Circuit and Supreme Courts had sustained the auditor m his conten tion regarding the appropriation, and after the Treasurer of the Board of t untrol, whiej, by a divided vote agreed to advance the money for our current expenses, had been enjoined, it siemed to the steering comminee, if I may be allowed such an expression, that the doors of the I. I. & C. would inevitably close. The banks of Jackson and Columbus declined to lend ua a dol lar, In this supreme emergency, Mississippi's leading financier and philanthropist was approached in behalf of the college by two distin guished gentlemeu, one a promi nent and active member of the board of trustees, the other, an honest and upright Justice of the Supreme Court. Upon the assurance that the trustees would comply honestly and faithfully with the conditions upon which the appropriation was made, Major R. W. Millsaps, the friend of youth and education, agreed to ad vance tne money for our expenses, until the legislature grant becomes operative iu January, 1900. The trustees immediately complied with the legislative conditions by pass ing lawn in conformity with them. Following these stiring incidents the trustees by unanimous vote tendered me the presidency ot the 1. 1. & C. Justice to myself de mands that I say that in uo sense whatever was I a candidate for this presidency, and that the office came 10 tne absolutely without the seek ing. At the earnest solicitation of the trubtcesand of numerous friends of the college, I gave up a work to which 1 had long consecrated my life, to become the executive officer of this inBtitution. We are now beginning the work of our 1 1th ses sion and it is eminently proper that we sbould understand eacti other. Continued on Eighth page. THE TATTLER. Mrs. Cnraon In her now plane will bew ortlj to Queen V'etiiria. The Into Miwi Julia Domnth of York, Pa., made the two tnUMonary ftoriotici! of the 1'rosliTtcrlaQ church niiluary legatees of her eiitjiUi. Dr. Cat hurl na de Farsenlmieck, who ha attninril fame ni a pym'lci.'ist, haa Decn apiK)lnttl hy tie Duteh Kovernincnt as a uhtiIrt of the medical examining oonnnUsion. Mrs. Hanna Clark hm given to Elk hart, hid., the ('lurk Himieouithio Hns pikil and TniiniiiK Sehnol For NursH-s and Hnrinoiim, the main building of which I valued at 1 15,000. Mlaa Anna lioullirnjr of New Orleans, who assisted Mint ('tinnier as a nurse In Porto Kleo. is the Rivat RCeftt (irand diiiiKhU'r of the Lieutenant Ifienville who founded her native city. The name of Mmo. Adele Maria Juana Patti Meullnl of Cnilg-jr-Xoa castle ap pears In a recent London Gazette among the aliena to whom cortlfleatea of British naturalization have been Krantod. Lctl.la, duchess dowager of Aosta, hav ing exhausted the excitement of bicy cling, has now turned to ballooning, which she la trying to make the fashiona ble sport for Italian society. he makes a daily accent accompanied by hat maid. Mrs. Cynthia Conant of Springfield, Mass., who has just celebrated her hun dredth birthday, Is In excellent health and In conversation Is bright and interesting. She saw Jafayett when he visited lioston and ofun tel is how handsome he was and how distinguished he appeared. The mother of the late Secretary of State Walter Q. lilt-sham celebrated the ninety-second anniversary of her birth in Lanesboro, Ind., not long ago. She was one of the llrst white children born in what is now Harrison county, lnd. She was marriod to Colonel (jrcsbaiu 75 years ago. Miss Elsie Reasonor Is a Kansas girl. Miss Heasoner had charge of the bureau If publicity at Omulm when the war broke out, but who at once resigned her pktce and went away with tho siddiers, going llrst to Kingston, Jamaica. Sho witnessed several engagements and will write about the war as seen by a girl. Miss Klorenco Nightingale, who has never recovered from tho eliects of her la bors during tho Crimean war, presents in this respivt a slrong contrast to Miss Clara liarton, who, iu tho midst of her Kcil Cross work, is nearly as old as her English prototype and wlio s iys sho foci as well as she eer did ill her life. THE ROYAL BOX. Princo Arthur of (V.n:)r.up;ht upon his return to Eton is to join tho army class, to prepare fur his examination for the Koyal Military academy, it being his fa ther's wish thut ho entor tho Koyal artil lery. Queen Victoria sent a magnificent In dian shawl and a ring as a wedding pres ent to Princess Dorothea of Saxo-Coburg-Gotha, while her gifts to tho Duke of Au gustenburg were a ring and a very hand 601110 silver eergno. The insignia of the Golden Fleece worn by Duke Philip, the founder of tho order, Is still In the possession of Don Carlos a fact which causes much chagrin and Irri tation to both the queen regent of Spain and the emperor of Austria. It is a su perbly jeweled affair and of high intrinsic Value. Queen W llholinlna of the Netherlands, who is a fearless rider, Is very fond of re viewing her troops, and when reviewing the Third hussars at tiooliland, her maj esty appeared mounted, Iu a light colored habit, and at the end of the parade led her regiment to the attack amid tho doaf enlng applause of the spectators. THE BOOKMAKERS. M. Felix Dubois, tho author of the fa mous book on Timbuktu, has just been made n chevalier of the French Legion of Honor. (lyp having proposed a general boy cott of tite Jews, her publishers, MM. Cal-niann-I.evy, havo informed her that they will no longer publish her books. Miss Gertrude Warden (Mrs. Wilton Jones) Is writing an English society novel In collalKiration with Harold E. Uorst, the theme of which Is said to be exceedingly Un tlo sieclc and startling. Ether Yoynich, the author of tho novel Tho tiadily," Is years old and Is Irish by birth and English In ancestry, being the daughter of the logician Huole. Her husband Is a Pole of quiet tastes who has long lived In Ioudon. Marion Crawford says of himself: "Mot of my boyhood was Fpcnt: undo- a French governess. Not only did I learn that language from her, but all of my studies geography, ari til metic, etc. were taught mo in French, and I learned to write it with great readiness as a mere boy because it was tho language of my daily tusks." THE ILLINOIS. A Chicago paper suggests that tho bat tleship Illinois be christened with water from the Chicago river. Dust a chunk of It over her bow, eh? Denver Post. Chicago women Insist that the battle ship Illinois shall be christened with wa ter, but are considerate enough not to specify Chicago river water. Lafayette (lnd.) Cult Illinois Is all tangled up over the ques tion of what liquid shall be used in chris tening the battleship that is named after it. Either Chicago river water or Peoria whisky will do. There is not much differ ence in their killing power. Kansas City Times. FARAWAY PEACE. The czar, with his universal peace show, evidently neglected to get a first class ad vance agent Richmond Times. The greatest trouble In executing the czar's peace policy would be to And the power that would disarm first. Nashville Banner. In other words, the czar suggests the Texas rule of depositing revolvers with the usher before entering the church. St. Paul Dispatch. SEESAW LI. When they don't have anything else for excitement In the Celestial Kingdom, they pitch out poor old Li Hung Chang. He must feel like a baseball player with a glass arm. Lewlston (Me.) Journal. The Chinese toilet la an unsolved mys tery to the rest of the world, but It is prob able that LI Hung Chang, stripped of bis yellow jacket and pea ock leal hers, still has a bathrobe for state occa-ions. St. Paul Globe.