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NEWS *1 k - ' . V. \r i Wfe^rV PRICE FIVE CENTS . OCTOBER I 5. 1907. >PI, TUESDAY HATTIES] IL I. NO. 138. HAS PRBBLEM Doubt As to Whether Railroad Com missioners and Penitentiary Trus tees AreState or District Officers. the of the at of PRIMARY LAW IS PLAIN; • STATE STATUES DOUBTFUL / Only One Ticket In the, Field, How and It Will Make Little Differ ence in the Long Run—Two Ticket* ' Would Bring Complication*. ever Daily News Special. Jackson, Miss., October 14.—Since . the, sample copies of the official bal lot, to be used in the coming state election next fiovember have been dis tributed throughout the state, the com missioners of election having charge of the printing of the official ballots for th^ various counties, raised a ques tion as to how the railroad commis sioners and penitentiary trustees are to be voted for. whetnAr theylBhall be voted for by districts or bj| the voters of the state at laryfe. Under question is settled unequivocally ljy the language of the law, which dis tinctly and emphatically provides that the candidates for railroad commls slonei and trustees of penitentiary shall be nominated by districts, one from each supreme court district, and the vbterg of each district to vote only for the candidates running from that particular district. Title primary law, course has nothing to do with the general election law, and hence the question as to how to'vote for these candidates In the regular election. In the «*se of railroad commission er* the law iq plain and provides that the railroad commission shall be com poeud of three members, " carl supreme court district, to be < , ,ted at the: general elections every i years, by ballot at large." ) i tuage is unmistakable and means Ia a raih-oad commissioner shall be each district and then of the entire state. In the has It % That Is to say, the primary election law the however, of one from This 4 Trom e] nted by vote J| the ease of the penitentiary trus , the law is not so clear, and seems tolndicate, however, that the trustees si 11 be elected by districts, just as t" tl y are nominated. < low, in the present instance, where tl re is only one ticket In the field, difference whatever, It makes no ether the candidates for trustees voted for by the whole state or If the candl w 1 1 the districts only. d%s running are properly nomlnat trom each supreme oourt dis til—they will, of course, be elected nnatter whether they get votes out s* of thetr respective dlstric one or l<>8 I However, a very Ain arises when the posslc y of hav ' |Hp two strong opposition tlckets in M 6 field for state officer? Is contem Jlated. Suppose, for exa^P 1 ®' tnstead J>f having one ticket tn ■* le fleId thls pear, we had two and the contest Iwas a close ony, ana suppose the Dem ocrats put their candidates for peni tentiary trustees on the tickets In gxery count in the state, while the placed their candidates on the ij/btrict tickets only. The law to the prison trustees, reads R in rega that there shall be elected three trus tees for the penitentiary at each gen eral election, "each to hold office for four years, one to be elected from each supreme court district." this language It would se^m to have been the purpose of the legislature to have a trustee elected from each dis trict. The primary law had already provided for the nomination by dis tricts. Now suppose, in the case pre sented, that the Republican nominees got the majorities In each district, while the Democratic candidates got the majorities In the state at large, naturally enough, because the Repub llcan candidates were n6t on the state at large ticket. Who, in this event ■would be the officers elect? Now under * AGED EMPEROR IMPROVES Associated Press. , October 14.—Emperor Fran h is much better tonight A I by hls physician state* been jh will t In. ' :er . I * rl0 ! 1 1 % S Contract is Awarded for Grading the Site of New Passenger Depot The progressive citizens of Hat tiesburg will be pleased to learn that the flrst at of the citj station by eastern Railway was taken yesterday when the contract for the grading of the lot was awarded to the Graham Construction Company, of this city, at a (jandsome figure against the bids of other competing companies. toward the construction *^$126,000 passenger l ^Isjleans and North STANDARD STIFLED COMPETITION, BUYING UP SMALLER PLANTS t Associated Press. New York, October 14.—Testimony In the examination of the books of the Standard Oil Company In this city today disclosed the fact that the Standard Oil Company of Kentucky has practically controlled the oil dis tributing business of Mississippi, Ten nessee, Louisiana, Alabama and Ken tucky for the past ten years and that It has done this by buying out the in dependent agencies and refineries, dis continuing a great many of the plants l '*!■ of & . ' - . r&j-b ■ > r |§G ssHiLsy E9ro! m ill, v pit, ■liy mi AW life© ! a UMMTT Y> V few rfcUm* ) \* s .'. A? # Y i v ' - In the Fog By Richard Harding Davis Illustrated by Parker \ A story in which the famous author is at his best. In a.word, every paragraph is The plot is original, and in its literature. unfoldment all the chords of human It is a narra emotion are played upon, tive of intrigue most subtle, murder most foul, love most loyal, and permeating all a mystery most perplexing. ' Its ending, however, is delightfully surprising, and the reader is kept in suspense tl e A ' ' The grading work will begin at once and will be puBhed with the ra pidity characteristic of the Graham Company and within a short while the lot will be in readiness for the work of construction to begin, which will also be pushed right along so that Hattiesburg may have a depot in keeping with her skyscrapers and am ple in every appointment to accom modate her large and ever increasing traffic. thus gobbled up. According to the testimony of H. C. Westcott, vice pres ident of the company, the names of the independent companies were re tained to conceal the semblance of a trust. He said that the Standard Oil Company not only received reports from all of its own agencies, but that It had a system of securing reports of the business of Its competitors, and that by this means it was possible to tell when an independent plant was in the way and whether or not it was advisable to buy It. _ 'TjtTLE NIPPON >W8TS~N0BLE ALLY DID NOT HURT HIS HONORABLE TOE. r » <: i'tfi *\ V. v.v Wk 1 Vi mm n H V. WM I \ w I v 7 X i Eft* 1 n iii ■ V -Vjf 1 \ 111 4 i v / mi t m \ v\ fcjf .!■ !/ 5$ Sen S\ . si City Council Fixes uie ^ax Levy; Northeastern Railroad should Pay On $100,000 in Vacant Property The city council met in regular ses sion last night and considerable busi ness was transacted. City Assessor Beaumont reportetd that In the matter of the assessments of the Western Union Telegraph Com pany and the New Orleans and North eastern Railway the railroad commis sion had referred the matter back to the city. The assessor reports that the West-i ern Union has but one wire assessed by the commission which Is valued at but $66, when In truth they have num bers of wires the aggregate valuation of which amount to $2,700. The New Orleans and Northeastern Railway owns property to the valua tion of over $100,000 in the city, which has never been assessed as It has heretofore paid taxes only upon the right-of-way as assessed by the com mission. This error occurred owing to the fact that the right of way calls for but 200 feet through the city while it is reaHy 600 feet. The additional 400 feet owned by the railroad com pany has up to the present time been considered as a part of .the right-of way. The city treasurer submitted his annual report which was accepted and [ish Still Scheming Harriman's Scalp, Makes Sensational Dig Assoel»te*'#ress. Chicago, Octobei' ,*' 14 .—Stuyvesant Fish today sacuredVa temporary In junction against tlfe Union Pacific Railroad and sever tlons restraining them from voting large blocks of ZtAek In the Illinois Central Railroad, vfWch he alleges, purchased' for JfYthe purpose of vrtation inter Rallied corpora were controlling tljb' tnin estB of the co untry. > In' addition''to ttt* Railroad, Its offtoenM Injunction nan*t;|if! surance Comp4*flf°! the Railroad Seaafl* 'Union Pacific »ff directors the ihitual Life In lilew York, and kjPompany. 1><^* $he Illinois Her* of Harj • i jb bill says the j *o right to own bntral and that E an unlawful f the domination Id desire to con U and other rail heavy stockhol .tral, and war: In concl man. these com pani stock In the I they are a pi scheme to pej of Harrlman 11 trol the IlUnol roads. Not a sin) Illinois Cen In the name of but large ad' to the showed the following balances in theO various funds: School fund . General fund . Water fund . 8treet fund . General Improvement fund . Interest of bonds fund . Waterworks fund . Bond sinking fund . Sewerage fund . Cemetery fund . Bridge fund . Street paving fund .... School building fund . 23,282.22 The annual tax levy was made as follows: . $2,255.24 3.16 17.21 504.30 1,230.39 18,124.35 2.106.24 39,175.14 60.98 9,954.10 4.843.24 3% mills mills mills % mill . 1% mills General fund Interest on bond fund .... 7 School fund .. 2 Bond sinking fund . Street fund . It was ordered by the council that the waterworks committee require the superintendent of the waterworks to submit a quarterly statement to the council of all the accounts of works along with a list of those par ties applyling for water service. Numbers of matters of minor im the portance were discussed by the coun cil before adjournment. It is said that Mr. of the system. Fish Is prepared to prove that this was done In anticipation of the present In junction and that the transfers are Illegal. If the injunction filed by Mr. Fish is sustained it is believed that It will defeat Harrlman for re-election to the presidency of the Illinois Central. LABOR PAPER TO START. i RPB . , . . . j weekly paper to be launched here in the near future, with Aaron G. Da 'is as editor and W. W. Harrison as * ,ltor of the labor department. An '*h®r labor paper Is also in course of establishment, and will have the of fl ' ul b * ck I"6 of the labor un,on ® her ® Southern Crusader le Name of New Jackson Weekly. Dally News Special. Jackson. Southern Crusader Is a name of a new Miss., October 14.—The VOTE TO CONTINUE. Orleans, October 14.—The New ccmmeqctal telegraphers at New Or leans have voted to lonttnue the r rikt*. of FOUR PEOPLE MELT DEATH IN AUTO COLLISION in j his wife, aged 28: A. J. Emery, aged j 42, and his one-year old child. Emery, driver of the automobile, was J e the only occupant who escaped in stant death. He was seriously In jured and may die. Associated Tress. Pottstown, Pa., October 14.—Four people were killed and one other seri ously injured when a fast collided with an automobile at a rail The express road crossing here here today, dead are: Jacob Reese, aged 55, and A. \V. I I JACKSON WANTS MR. ROOSEVELT TO STOP THERE Dally News Special. Jackcon. Miss., October 14.—An ef fort is being made to induce Presi dent Roosevelt to make a short stop in Jackson while en route from Vicks burg to Nashville next Friday after noon. Telegrams were sent today to As sistant Private Secretary Latta at Stamboul. La., asking If it would be possible to induce the presidential party to make a stop In Jackson and permit hls friends and admirers here to extend greetings. A reply to it Is now being awaited. Unless present plans are changed the presidential journey will be made the Queen and Crescent road from Vicksburg to Chattanooga, and thence to Nashville, provides for a five-hour stay in Vicks burg. arriving at that place about one p. m„ which would put the presiden tial train Into Jackson between 7 and 8 p. m. in of ® over The itinerary TO CONTINUE WIRE STRIKE. It Vote of Montgomery Telegrapher*' Alnlon. \ Associated Press. Montgomery, Ala., October 14.— Montgomery local of the telegraphers' union, at a meeting held yesterday af ternoon. voted unanimously to con tinue the strike. . '.v. .V, 'J,' WATIEHSON STABS BRYAN Eminent Louisville Editor Pays His Respects to the Brilliant Nebraska Statesman. PARTY LINES OBLITERATED; NEW ORGANIZATION NEEDED Chandler and Johnson Wou*d Suit "Mars Henry," but He I* Out of Pol itics and Will Henceforth Devote His Talents to Mere Essays. Associated Press. New York. October 14.—In an terview today Colonel Henry WattenH son of Kentucky,, said to Julio^^| Chambers, representing the Iuterndrtsggj tlonal News Service: "Party lines have ceased to exls^b We must have a new party—a division of the people upon ether lines. The old parties are dead. Roosevelt has destroyed what was left of the Re publican party. Rooseveltism is like Bryanism in 1896—like It In many ways. Bryan would have Mexlcanized our currency: Roosevelt's re-election will Mexicanize the state. If he la to be kept in the White House, by all means let it be for life. Make him king! Do more than that—make him emperor!" The colonel then spoke of the hope lessness of Democracy until William Jennings Bryan is politically dead. "Look at Bryan! For seven years I have been proving to him why he should not longer disturb the future of the once real party in which I was raised. But I haven't fazed hltp. If he is weak today,, he is stranger to-' morrow; or vlca versa., Hfe tffRl net go out'of the way for others.. will ditch the train, If hoCwmotTWw in the box. I have quit politics for ever. 1 wouldn't go to the convention, state or national. I have been pug nacious, heaven knows; but I'm through with that. I shall become,, or try to become, an essayist,, dealing with the simplicities of life—the beatitudes, if you like. No more Iiolitics for me." "Of course, politics Is the life's blood of the American newspaper,," be resumed, after a bit of historical j reminiscence. "I suggested Governor Johnson of Minnesota because I knew j (,1m to be clean and Intelligent. There J e q Ua j]y honest and surely as capable, are other men quite as sincere I am not In faor of anybody, I am told that a Republican evening paper quotes me as saying that I never heard of Lewis Stuyvesant Chanlor. I never uttered such a word because It is false. I know his father. The son comes of fine stock. How would "Chanlor and Johnson" suit me? Good as any. if Mr. Bryan could be4gg eliminated. He Is a destroyer of*__ plans and a breaker of Images. am sick and disgusted pie of my state, how should I be ex pected to take any interest In the SB prospect of carrying New York with 't' a man who has proved h's popularity by attaining office when the head of his own ticket was defeatod? Xo^H I am out of uo!' ics. •tth the peo Is and JOHN MITCHELL ^ ALMOST SUCCUMBS UNDER THE KNIFE Associated Pres*. LaSalle, 111., October 14.—PrestMjH John Mitchell, of the United Mine, Workers, was operated on for apendes cltis at a hospital here tonight. He^Bg was under tile Influence of anesthetic*JH for thirty-five minutes and was com pletely exhausted by the operation. His condition is critical, though 4t Is possible that he may recover. THE WEATHER. -> * ♦ Associated Press. A Washington. October 14.—For ♦ Mississippi: Fair Tuesday and * Wednesday. Warmer with light * .0 fresh northeast winds hecom ♦ lug southeast. *♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ❖ af con • % Kfjti 'J,'