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VOL. VII. NO. 44.
Si. 00 A YEAH
From Thursday's Issue.
Columbus will soon be one of
the best sewered cities of the
If Mary MacLane really wants
to find a wicked place to live in
she might take up her residence
in Greenville for a while.
Now and thatColumbus has out
grown her swaddling clothes, the
ordinance prohibiting1 cows from
running at large on the streets
should be made perennial.
It is more than probable that the
coronation ceremonies will have
to be again postponed, as it is
said that the condition of King
Edward's health will prevent him
from going through the ceremo
nies on August Oth.
The members of the city
council are to be congratulated
upon having saved five thousand
dollars of the amount originally
appropriated for the extension of
the sewerage system. This has
been done and at the same time
a modern and complete system
has been secured.
W.J. Wooten, of Shelby,Miss.
who was accused of being relat
ed to Tom Lauderale, pleads not
guilty to the charge. The rumor
that Ashley Cocke was kin to
Mary MacLane is also denied.
This rumor was probably founded
on Cocke's extraordinary abilities
as an accomplished and versatile
cusserand blasphemer.
According to press reports, Gov.
Longino has formally declined to
call an extra session of the legis
lature, giving as his reason there
for, that the need for such a ses
sion i3 not great enough, nor the
demand sufficiently general, to
warrant him in doing so. Many
poople, however, who are famil
iar with the insurance laws, with
which the extra session would
be called upon to deal, differ with
the governor in this matter, and
believe that the need for an extra
session is imperative, and it is
more than likely that they will in
sist that the same be called.
The following special, which
was sent out from Jackson Tues
day, explains the position which
the governor has taken in the
matter :
"There will be no extra session
of the Mississippi legislature to
repeal the valued policy clause of
the state insurance laws, and the
problem of securing cotton insu
rance must be settled by some
other method. The movement in
progress to work up sentiment in
favor of an extra session and in
duce the governor to convene the
body has not met with the en
couragement expected, and some
members of the legislature have
declared open opposition to the
scheme, while many others man
ifest a very cautious reluctance
in venturing an opinion on the
subject in response to the query
being sent out. Governor Longi
no has heretofore stated that he
does not propose to respond to
Embezzlement and malfeasance
in office seems to have become
very popular among the state and
county officers of Mississippi dur
ing the past twelve months.
Hardly had the trial of Banker
Phil A. Uush, who was charged
with embezzlement in the recent
state treasury muddle, been com
pleted when the announcement
came that S. Dover, treasurer of
Sharkey county, was twenty
thousand dollars short in his ac
counts, and close upon the heels
of this comes sensational charges
against the board of supervisors
of Tallahatchie county, who, ac
cording to the recent report of
the grand jury, have been swind
ling the peopla in various and
sundry ways. The following
special to the Birmingham News
recites the charges in detail :
A very breezy sensation has
been created in Tallahatchie
county by the report of the grand
jury, in which charges of a grave
nature are made against the
board of supervisors of the coun
ty. The grand jury charges that,
while it was impossible to to ob
tain absolute evidence, there is
good reason to believe that a por
tion of the bridge fund set aside
for the construction of a bridge
across Tallahatchie river was em
bezzled; that the contract for the
' new court house was let at an
extravagant price, and the board
permitted the contractors to take
the plans and specifications be
yond the reach of the grand jury
for examination, in flagrant vio
lation of section 340 of the code;
that numerous contracts for other
work have been awarded without
advertising for bids; that an ab
stract was purchased for $2,500
without advertisement; that a
county health officer was employ
ed at a salary of So 00 per annum
when the work had been previ
ously done at $65 per annum.
To cap the climax of its sensa
tion the grand jury indicted J. A.
Morgan, a member of the board
of supervisors, on the charge of
keeping a blind tiger. Deep re
sentment has been aroused
against the board in the county
on account of the exposure, and
it is understood that a public de
mand will be made for the resig
nation of each member. 1
being manifested.
The territory surrounding Co- , , it
hrn c ft c? o r n rin inn fmeiroH
eral much needed showers recent- , . . 7
, , ... , , . awakening from the apathy now
I ir nrktl U'hi o t hiHf O n m CX t CC Ilia " Ma
to affect either corn or cotton to
any very great extent, the young
corn will be materially benefitted,
and as far as cotton is concerned
the yield from the top crop may
be materially increased.
It was stated sometime since
that the officers of the Mississippi
National Guard had decided not
to hold a state encampment this
year, but from the following or
der, which was recently issued by
Adjutant-General Henry,it seems
that they have usurped the
prerogative of th9 fair sex and
change their minds.
"After consulting with Maj.-
Ged. J. S. Biliups, it has been
determined to hold a general en
campment at Biloxi of the entire
national guard of the state, prob
ably about the 13th of August,
1002, and continuing for ten days.
Orders as to time will be issued I
later. You wTill at once take
necessary steps to carry these
orders into effect.
"You will report to these head
quarters at the earliest possible
moment the number of men, rank
and file, of each company avail
able for camp duty. No compa
ny will be allowed in camp which
cannot take at least 75 per cent,
of its nnmber of men on this tour
of duty. All reports will be ver
ified by an inspecting officer ap
pointed for that duty while in
"The amount available for your
regiment for this encampment is
81,355, which amount must cove
all expenses, includi ng subsist
ence and transportation, except
transportation jot camp equipage
shipped and returnable to these
quarters. The above apportion
ment is made :n a basis of the
strength of your regiment as of
record in this office.
'Every company must be re-
qnired to perform this tour of du
ty under these orders. Compa
nies failing to report for duty will
be dealt with according to law.
Company officers must be held
to strict accountability by you in
the performance of this duty, and
such charges and specifications
for failure to do so must be pre
ferred to the proper officer for
courtmartial proceedings, and
necessary steps shall be taken to
have said company mustered out
of the service of the state.
"This encampment must be
conducted on a strictly military
held accountable for loss or dam - j-5 REPORT WILL
age to state property mirusceu to
their care, and will conduct them- j
selves accordingly. j
"The adjutant-general will,
look after the transportation of
the troops, all of whom will be
mobilized at Jackson, thence
south over the Gulf & Ship Island
road, ezcept those on the New
Orleans A Northeastern railroad.
"You will issue your orders
covering all of the above points
and other details necessary for
the perfect success of this en
campment, and forward copies of
same to these headquarters and
to those of the major-general
There Will Probably Be
Three Letter Carriers.
An exchange says that Missis
sippi is a mighty poor place for the
idler. That is true, but there are
thousands of idlers in the state,
not from necessity, but from pre
ference. One can stand on the
streets of any town and count idle
negroes and some white men by
the hundreds, and yet wages for
labor, especially in the southern
part of th state, are better than
any other state in the Union. It
is so easy to live without labor
that many negroes take advan
tage of it and refuse to work at
all. It is very probable that not
twenty-five per cent, of the negro
population does steady work, but
a very large per cent, does steady
stealing, steady gambling and
steady blind tiger whiskey drink
ing. Uut ot tne Hundreds or ne-
gres in this city, we venture to
say that not fifty of them or half
that number could be induced to
work today at the rate of two dol
lars per day. It has been repeat
edly tried. Some means should
be adopted to make the officers
enforce the vagrant law. There
is not an officer who could not, if
he would, point out negroes and
some white people by the dozens
who he personally knows do noth
ing under the sun for a livelihood.
They rub up against him every
day, itand in his w?ay on the
streets, and show by their action
that they disregard the law and
do not care a copper wTho knows
it. The time is coming when the
people will rise up and force these
idlers to work or walk, and then
there will be a great huge cry
about whitecapism. These
threats are heard every day and
they will burst forth soon like a
great conflagration. Hattiesburg
Poisoning the System.
It is through the bowels that the body
is cleansed of impurities. Constipation
keeps these poisons in the system, caus
ing headache, dulness and melancholia
at first, then unsightly eruptions and
finally serious illness unless a remedy is
applied. DeWitt's Little Early Risers
prevent this trouble by stimulating the
liver and promote easy, healthy action
of the bowels. These little pills do not
act violently but by strengthening the
bowels enable them to perform their
own work. Never gripe or distress. E.
C. Chapman.
basis, covering all duties of a
soldier, under the supervision of
a superior officer, and they will
be held accountable for the result
which is hoped will prove in
structive and beneficial to the
esprit de corps of the Mississippi
National Guard.
"Colonels of regiments will be
Mr. Thomas Tracy, who has
been quite ill for many weeks
past, died at his room on Law
yers' row at an early hourSunday
morning. Mr. Will Tracy, a neph
ew of the deceased who resides in
Louisville, Ky., came here sever
al weeks ago to look after his
uncle, and carefully nursed him
during his last hours. The re
mains were taken to Louisville
for interment.
Cures Blood Poison
and Cancer.
Eating sores, swellings, falling
hair, mucous patches, ulcers,
scrofula, aching bones and
i-joints, itching skin, boils, pim
ples, etc., by taking 'Botanic
Blood Balm (B. B. B ) made es
pecially to cure malignant blood
and skin troubles. B. B. B.
heals every sore and makes the
blood pure and rich. Over 3000
cures of worst and most obsti
nate cases by taking B. B. B.
Druggists, SI. Describe trouble
and trial bottle sent free by writ
ing to Blood Balm Co., Atlanta,
Ga. 2
Postofllce Inspector W. M.War
ren spent last Sunday and Mon
day in the city, the purpose of
his visit here being to look over
the city and familiarize himself
with its topographical situation in
order that he might be able tore
port to the department intelligent
ly in regard to the establishment
of a free delivery system, as the
receipts of the local office for the
fiscal year which closed on July
first entitle us to such delivery.
In company with Postmaster
Wood Inspector Warren took a
drive over the city Monday, and
upon returning to his hotel was
interrogated by a Commercial re
porter as to his impression of the
place, and as to what would be
required on the part of the local
officials before the system could
be inaugurated. In reply the
inspector said that the only
things necessary will be to num
ber the houses according to the
plan as adopted by the govern
ment and to fix up some side
walks which are now badly out of
repair, so that the carriers will
not be unduly retarded in making
their rounds.
Inspector Warren",eave the re-
oorter some interesting informa
tion about the establishment of
the system, and itfseems that,
like everything else which Uncle
Sam controls, there' ire a great
many formalities to be complied
with before it is put in operation.
The first thing to tie" done after
the department has decided to
establish the system is to lay out
the proposed routes for the differ
ent carriers. After this has been
done the carriers themselves are
appointed, and these positions be
ing under civil service rule, a
special commission will have to
be selected to examine the va
rious applicants. In appoint
ing the carriers the depart
ment generally allows one to ev
ery twenty-five hundred inhab
itants, and Columbus will start
out with three carriers. After
these three men have been select
ed by the commission and their
appointment approved by the de
partment they will be given, their
whistles, satchels and straps, and
will start out as full-fledged letter
It is impossible just at this time
to tell when the system will be
put in operation, as its establish
ment i3 contingent upon many
conditions and numerous circum
When asked about the pro
posed change in the location of
the postoffice, Inspector Warren
stated that he forwarded his rec
ommendation in the matter to
Washington on July 4th, but that,
as yet, no action had been taken
on it, though he anticipated some
formal announcement regarding
the proposed change atan early
the refusal of Judge Stevens to WILL ADHERE TO
grant bail Tennyson's attorneys ORIGINAL PLAN
procured a second writ from
Chancellor Byrd, who made i:
returnable before Chancellor
Muldrow, by whom the case was,
heard, with the above stated re-
suit. In the proceeding before P - Iew
resented by Messrs. Sykes ar.i
O'Neill, while Judge J.T. Har
rison looked after Tennys ns in
terests. Tennyson has not yet been able
to make his bond.
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The series of Ht'Iints meet
ings which Mr. James M.MeC i--kill
has been conducting under a
tent in the Franklin Ac vlerr.y
yard for the past ten day- eloped
with the services which were;
held last night. The-e n;.
it seems, have resulted in
establishing a doctrine e
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they teach in this vicinity, an i a
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Sfwera-. s
bring exter
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pretty story is going
to the effect that the
the Holiness brethren are
sponsible for the rains w
have recently visited this see
Capt. K. E. Moore, one t
most prominent planters of
county, heard of the 11 1 ir.es.
people and the wonderful work
which they had accomplished.
and having known Mr. MeCas
kill from his boyhood and hav
ing unlimited confidence in his
zealousness and sincerity of pur
pose, invited him to visit his plan
tation a few miles west of the
city and pray for rain, as the
crops were very badly in need of
it, Mr. McCaskill found it im
possible to go, but sent Mr. Shel
ton, one of his followers wh
prayed long and earnestly that
a shower might be sent to mois
ten the parched earth and revive
the withering vegetation. After
a while the rain came, and th -e
who saw narvled.
Capt. Moore was seen by aMr. Lu i: v
Commercial reporter yesterday, i a t:r. trie
and upon being asked what he i are that it i
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ne. an 1
thought of the circumstance,
stated that while he was not pre
pared to say that Mr. Sheiton
prayers were responsible tor rain,
that its coming immediately af-
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ter them was,
a coincidence.
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For Rent.
Store house opposite oil mill, a
good stand for man with small
capital. F. A. Gunter.
R. B. Tennyson, who in June
of last year was tried and con
victed of the killing of Morris
Drees, and who since that time
has been lying in jail awaiting a
new trial, which was granted by
the supreme court, appeared be
fore Chancellor H. L. Muldrow
on a writ of habeas corpus last
Monday. The trial of the case
occupied two days, and upon Its
completion Chancellor Muldrow
decided tbat Tennyson was enti
tledjto bail and fixed the amount
of his bond at eight thousand dol
lars. The writ was issued by Chan
cellor Adam Byrd and was origi
nally returnable before Judge
Stevens, of West Point, who re
vised to admit Tennyson to bail,
on the ground that Chancellor
Byrd, in issuing the writ, had
given no reason for making it re
turnable before the West Point
judge instead of himself. Upon
The rain story has uite a
"fishy flavor" and many people
were at first disposed to doubt it,
but Capt. Moore, who is recog
nized as one of the most reliable
as well as one of the nv:st promi
nent citizens of the county,
vouches for its anthentieitv, i
hence it is given space in the
columns of The Commercial. '
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the ett :-.
At the out.- :
th it r.v-".ty -:'.
lars w u! i bo r-
M-r.day m the
that it was l.'.l '.y
twenty th us ir. I
cover the entire
his e mrr.Iss'., .ft
connected v,:-h th
saves the
An unusually large number of
cases "were disposed of by
Mayor Lincoln last Tuesday,
among them being the fodowing:
a.-d !e
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Lewis Baily, colored, wife Mr.
beating, thirty days and costs. tie B.
Arthur Neal, George Fdtnette,
Henry Wilson, Jim Randolph,
Will Keeler and Ira Martin, crap" the daug
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siiooiing. nneu live uoiiars urns
The cases of John Carputcr
and Andrew Jackson, who were
before his honor on the charge of
wife beating, were both continued.
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A recruiting station was open
ed in this city last Monday by
Lieutenant Joe Watson, of the
Eighth Coast Cavalry, for the
purpoese of securing recruits for
that branch of the service. The
recruiting station, which is loca
ted over Daniel Cushing's dru-c
store on west Main street, is in
Mr. Love n
treme youth.
pie decided t
tun it v whLh
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watcz.tu! t-w .
i'-rded ami c- - n sum at
in marriaue. Mr. !
employe the i -uth
and ru us bet ween C .
Birmingham, - his ;
the latter citv was t: -
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which bind:
ar.i the
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charge of Corporal C. A. Purceii . . v " . .
and will remain open about twoV " ' "
, formal be: ere th-.r r
weeks. " f . . , . ,
. mends had any i ir.
Mother Always Keeks It Handy. , ttT.t:-. n.
'My mother suffered a long tiro from I The bride is a hug
distressing pains and general ill health, j plished and excer:
uue primarily io maifrestion," ?aj-s l i ful vour.g lai ar. i J-
ago I got her to try Kodol. She grew
better at once and now, at the are of
seventy-six, eats anything she wants,
remarking that she fears no bad effects
as she has her bottle of Kodol handy."
Don't waste time doctoring symptoms.
Go after the cause. If your stomach is
sound your health will be good. Kodol
rests the stomach and strengthens the
iody by digesting your food. It is na
ture's own tonic. E. C. Chapman.
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man. t th the
parties have many
who j ;n The C m.-r.er . u ;
tending congratulations an
wishes for a long an i :
married life.
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