J. K. lilllST. Editor.
LEXINGTON. : : MISSISSIPPI.
1903 SEPTEMBER 1903
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The most remarkahl
Turkey is that e
pens there never
e thing abdut
hing that hap
The South American cure for every
thing is a revolution. The Panama
canal is now to tit s by means of a
The supreme c
South Dakota t.h>
forces to citizen.
vorce, like tile tariff, is a local issue.
ourt has denitd to
1 right to grant di
of other states. Di
A'New York woman is going to mar
ry the lawyer who procured her a di
vorce from her tirsr husband. Maybe
she thought it was cheaper to marry
him than to pay his fee.
Giovanni Orsgiia, a nephew of the
Italian cardinal, is chef at the Victoria
hotel in San Francisco. He has lived
in (liia country 14 years and says ho
b in no desire to return to Italy.
One writer says that if more mo
rality were taught ia the public
schools there would he fewer robbers
and highwaymen But how much of
anything cau be .aught for $30 a
By the constriction oi a $1,000,000
stone arch bridge 1.0S0 feet long over
Uni Delaware river th° Pennsylvania
shortened its line 4i>'lTeet and cut eff
20 minutes of the Cum between Phil
adelphia and New York.
J. Hamilton Lewi-, the former rep
resentative from I he -late of Washing
ton. has sailed for Europe to promote
(he Transalaskan-SIberiati railroad.
Which will be run under Bering strait
unit unite Paris and New Yorlt by rail.
The proposed school of journalism
is lo deal with ail the details of news
paper production, with a view to im
proving every hr
hardest task the school
against will be a modification of the
strength of the paste pot. Success in
that important particular will make
oilier tasks case.
1 . Probably the
When a/i application was made the
other day for a marriage license the
probate judge of Wyandotte county,
Kan., at first, r
girl was only 15 years
ty attorney was consulted aud he ex
plained there is no law in Kansas to
prohibit the marriage of girls past 12
years of age, and boys past 14 years.
There is no statutory provision at all,
marriages in Ktt.e, being governed
by the common lav. oi England.
ii It because the
hi. The coun
Misa Zanetti, win is an inspector of
the poor at ManckPsT/
\ lias been mak
mg a special study oi intemperance
among mothers ami ite
■Sect on child
Police report., ia Manchester for
1!HI2; she says, showed that the great
est' u umber of women
were of ages between .20
and 50. Thus, during the most useful
periods of their lives, thousands of
their own constitutions, but probably
giving birth to neurotic, viscious chil
dren. tainted with alcoholism and dis
women were iw
A pitiful story at told in a brief dis
patch from St Joseph. Mo., which re
counts how the wife of a farmer
milted .suicide rather than endure the
drudgery of domestic work on the
fulan The case is not an exceptional
one. except for its ending. Tlie world's
sympathies for the laboring man might
better be e
reised in behalf of the la
tinring woman who toils without ceas
ing on the larra. Here is a work that
hi ■never ended-a toll that "modern
done little to lighten -Ottawa (Kan.)
Oregon Is working out the principle'
of the referendum. Illinois has adopted
ii iu a modified form, but Oregon has
it in its entirety
to Hie Oregon
By an amendment
adopted, new legislation does not be
come operative uuti; Po days have
elapsed after Its approval by the gov
ernor. and these !t0 days give tlie ob
jectors their opportunity. During that
time five per cent, of tlie voters by
signing a petition can compel the stib
mission of any a.-, to which they ob
ject, to the people voting at
Thomas Dixon. Jr., pictures one of
(ha characters in The Only Woman''
as having carved across his oaken
mantel (he word-,:
"I am an old
man now; I've had lots of trouble, and
moat, of it, never happened."
1 iul our troubles Ita.e three propor
tions according to our point of view.
They are all fearsomeiy large in
feet, (he worst of them is bearable
in actual occurrence; and they shrink
to a mere dot in retrospect. The great
bulk Oi our troubles are those of
UupaUon. and a generic term for
tliHRl Is worry.
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its 1 :;,
out «s'jt destroyed.
ft sounds large to say that our
duction of lumber on ihe Pacific coast
amounts to 4,00(1,000,000 feet a year,
iait not su satisfactory when ft \g
added (hat, at this rate, the great Pa
cific forests will be exhausted 'ln.4C
yearn. Improved American machin
ery and the energy of American work
ers sweep away great stretches of
forest in a short time. When the trite
giowtb of centuries is stripped off, it
cannot he restored. If the principles
Mississippi State News
State Superintendent of Kduen
tion R bitfield last week sent out
a circular to the boards of super
visors of all the counties in the
Mate urging upon them the addi
tional tax levy for the purpose of
extemling the school terms.
iSiipcrinlemlent Whitfield has just
finished a thorough campaign of the
State, made for the purpose of
sounding the sentiment of the peo
pie on the subject of school exten
sion by additional taxation. He
has had an able corps of educators
in the field with him for several
months, and the question 1ms been
tboroughly discussed in all of its
phases in nearly every county,
Many counties have acted by order
ing the additional levy necessary to
maintain the schools for a longer
term, and Mr. \\ bitfield hopes to
have all of the white counties, at
least, follow this example.
Jn his circular to the U>ards of sit- j
penisors. just sent out, Superin
tendent Whitfield sets forth in brief, I
succinct paragraphs the
upon which he bases Ills appeal for
the additional school lew.
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1. That the people are in favor of
the movement, in his judgment. He
bases this opinion upon the splendid
success of his recent campaign, in
which he says a vote was taken in
every audience on the question and
not one single vote was east against,
while over 40,000 votes were cast for
2. Schools are of supreme Impor
tance, and should have precedence
over roads, bridges and other county
improvements. History shows that
the development of a State is the de
velopment of its schools.
3. The movement is in general fa
vor all over the South. Last year
twenty-four counties in Mississippi
voted to levy school taxes, and fifteen
Six .counties submitted the matter to
the people, and it was carried by a
vote of 7 to 1 in all of them. Coun
ties having the longer terms will at
tract (he best teachers, and the oth
ers will suffer accordingly.
4. The records show that the aver
age attendance is better in counties
with long terms than in those that
have short terms.
5. The longer term does not inter
fere with farm work. If the larger
boys have to stop in the plowing sea
son, they should have a better school
while they can attend. All the giris
and smaller boys have a full term,
and (hey have more education when
they have to stop to go to work.
6. The negroes do not get one cent
of this tax paid by white people, if the
negroes be given credit for the taxes
they pay, plus their share of the taxes
paid by corporations, it will more
than pay for their schools on the
Weekly Crop Outlook.
The Mississippi department of the
climate and crop service has issued
■the following general summary for
the week ended August 31:
The temperature throughout the
week was somewhat above normal
.and the weather was very favorable
for all growing crops. Local show
ers occurred the first and last of the
heavy in the
southern part, but light elsewhere.
The following table gives the rain
fall for tire week in inches and hun
dredths at twelve stations:
Pert Gibsoti ...
Yazoo City ....
Cotton 1 has made good growth in
the oprthern and delta counties.
Rust, shedding and some worms are
yejidned from all parts of the Stale,
but are not damaging the,crop se
riously,'except in southern counties
wheyc -the condition of cotton has
deteriorated for the last two weeks.
The crop continues from three to
four weeks late and requires favor
able weather and a late fall to make
a good yield. Open bolls are re
ported in almost all counties and
picking has begun as far north as
.Kemper county, but is not. general
yet. The weather lias been very fa
vorable for fodder pulling and hay
ing, which have progressed rapidly
in all parts, and much fodder and
hay have been saved in fine shape.
Corn, both old and young, is fine,
'astures, pcavinc hay, cane, pota
toes and turnips continue to be very
week, being rather
Actress' Rash Act.
Mattie Austin, a beautiful young
actress; who went to Meridian
member of the chorus of the Boston
Opepa Company, tried to commit
suicide last week at the Grand Ave
nue Hotel by taking laudanum. All
day physicians were at her bedside.
Her condition is somewhat improved
but there are still grave doubts of
her recovery. Despondency is the
only cause assigned for the young
woman 's rash act. Her home is in
Brooks Story, the noted express
robber and desperado, has consum
mated his fifth escape from the Mis
sissippi 1 penitentiary. Story's fifth
escape was made last week from the
Rankin prison farm. He was at
work with a squad of other white
prisoner? in the field, and walked
away, Stqry'a disappearance was
the signal for a general scouring of
no trace of him could be discovered,
Killed by His Son-In-Law.
John A. Warren, a well known
and well-to-do farmer, who has
sided for many years about twenty
mires from Kosciusko, was shot anil
instantly killed by his son-in-law,
James Ferguson, last week, a dou
ble-barreled shotgun being the weap
on used. The killing is said to have
been caused bv Warren's remarriage.
He was a wiodwer and the female
head of his house
daughter, about grown. He left
home last week to get
instructed his daughter to prepare a
reception dinner for her stepmother,
who, instead, went to her brother-in
law. The old man came home with
his bride, found the house empty,
went to Ferguson's in search of It is
daughter as mad as a hornet, carrv
ing a shotgun with him, tried to
shoot his son-in-law, but wasn't
quick enough, and was himself
■ killed. It is said that Warren was
j tinder the influence of liquor when
killed. Ferguson is at home await
I ing arrest,
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paign, the State officials are soine
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" bat bull ml in the preparation of
Iho biennial reports to be submitted
to the legislature in January. Some
Owing to the activity of the catn
0 f the officials, it is understood, will
not commence the actual work of
compilation until they get into the
new statehouse, and if this course is
followed by all the officials it is more
than likely that the State printers
will be caught in the rush, and some
of the reports will not be on the
desks of the legislators until late in
ion. This happened at the
last biennial si
the prospects are good for it to hap
pen again. The auditor and treas
urer have their statistical data com
piled and in form for the printers,
and if the moving Work docs not re
quire too much time the other offi
cials can get their work well under
ion of the body and
way next month,
nod ends 011 the 30th of September.
The biennial pe
Nevv County Officials.
H 011 . Joseph W. Power, sec e,ary
of State, is preparing a blank fori:
which he will soon mail to the
various chancery clerks, asking them
to fill them with the names and ad
dresses of all the newly-elected coun
ty officials. Mr. Power hopes to get
them all in in time to enter the new
officers in his forthcoming report to
These officers will
not be elected until November, but
by getting them in now they can be
printed, and it will be a great con
venience to the people of the State,
a? there is a constant demand for
the addresses of the countv officials.
Hernando Depot Burglarized.
Last week flic depot at Hernando
was entered, the safe blown open and
$10 in money and several express
packages taken. The railroad com
pany lost nothing, as the money be
longed to the agent, Mr. Sims. The
thief succeeded in getting away un
discovered, aided in Iiis flight by a
horse stolen from Mr. Hudson. It
is supposed that he made his way
into Memphis, as Air. Hudson's
horse was found the next morning
at his brother's gate, and this broth
er lived only a few miles south of
Hill Gets Rural Routes.
Congressman W. 8. Hill has been
notified by the postofliec department
that two rural free delivery routes
will be established in Webster coun
ty on September 15, one to start
from Eu porn and the other from
Mathislon. He also secured two
routes in Choctaw, which were put
in operation September 1, one start
ing from Ackerman and tlie other
from Weir. 31 r. Hill lias assur
ances that several other routes will
soon be put in operation in his dis
Worked a Skin Game.
\\. E, Johnson is lodged in jail at
Vicksburg for trying to work with
some degree of success a skin game,
by which he obtained over $700
from three business men. Mr.
Johnson worked his rabibt foot bv
representing himself to be the bus
iness agent of the Cotton States
Bridge Company of Atlanta, which
lias several bridge contracts in the
National Park, and his dupes, be
lieving his story, advanced hint
money only to discover that John
son is only a local gang foreman.
Warped the Ties.
A remarkable tribute to the in
tensity of the hot weather in Missis
sippi was given on the Yazoo & M is
.sippi Valley road north of Jackson
a day or two since. The fierce heat
of the sun caused some new ties in
the track to warp until each tie, like
the Irishman's stick, was so crooked
that it wouldn't lie still. Traffic
on the road was delayed for several
hours, it being necessary to pull out
the erossties and replace them with
Tlie reunion of the Eleventh Mis
sissippi Confederate Veterans at
Friendship church, Chickasaw coun
ty, has been postponed until further
notice, on account of sickness
V/eat Point Fire.
The exact loss in last week's Mo
bile & Ohio fire at West Point, qan
not be correctly ascertained, as all
books and way bills were destroyed.
It is roughly estimated, however, at
from $5/300 to $7,00.
Tlio Slate board of education has
postponed the hearing of the charges
against Pr< f. J. A. Kennedy, super
intendent < f education of Simpson
cpuntv, until September 13. Su
perintendent Kennedy is charged
with several forms of misconduct in
office and a vigorous effort is being
made by those who are conducting
the prosecution to oust him from of
eraent rolls from the
various counties continue to come in,
and the figures all show a decided in
crease in the aggregate of personal
property over the preceding year.
The last roll to arrive is that of Co
piah county, which shows an in
crease of $55,000. The number of
polls increased 127.
Used a Shotgun.
Marion J. Harrison killed J. P.
Redding near Chapel Hill, in Hinds
county, last week, and came to Ray
mond and surrendered himself to
The weapon used was
two loads being dis
Both were respected citi
zens. Harrison had warned lied
ding to stay, off his place.
The Cook Case.
The State hoard of education is
still encountering trouble with Pro
fessor C. Ii. Cook, superintendent of
education of Rankin county, who
was before the board some time since
on the charge of misappropriation of
funds, etc. The Rankin county
grand jury since that time has con
sidered the Cook case, and it prom
ises to eotne before the State board
in a new form.
Large Land Sale.
Land Commissioner Nall
made a large sale of Chickasaw
school lands last:
week, the total
amount received for several
located in the northern counties be
The purchase was
made by Messrs. Martin and Gill,
realty dealers in Memphis.
Alleged Corn Thief Shot.
John Williams shot and danger
ously wounded James Clarke for
stealing corn front his suburban
corn field near Vicksburg last week.
The wounded negro is in the hos
pital and the shooter is out on a
$100 bond for appearance at the No
vember term of court.
Free Delivery at Columbus.
Free mail delivery began at Co
lumbus in September, with Ralph L.
Dill, James II. Butler and Joel T.
Johnson as carriers, and Walton XV.
Treasurer Lampton Leaves.
rea surer Lamnton is
spending a few days as the guest of
his brother in Chicago. The treas
remain out of the State
just now without losing sleep at
nights in worrying over the
the vault, as the amount on hand is
hardly worth stealing.
August Land Sales.
The monthly report of Land Com
missioner Nall states that the sale
of swamp and forfeited tax lands
for the month of August amounted
Increasing Capital Stock.
An amendment, has been filed in
the governor's office to the charter of
the Capital Light and Power Com
pany of Jackson, increasing the cap
ital stock from $35,000 to $50,000.
the company having concluded to
establish a larger plant than origi
New Insurance Law.
The now insurance law of Missis
sippi has been found to work so sat
isfactory through the efficient man
agement of Hon. W. Q. Cole, the
■Stale insurtance commissioner, that
new companies are constantly
ing into the State for business.
Niagara Insurance Company of New
York, lias already made arrange
ments and will begin at ortee can
vassing the State for business.
War on Cotton Worms.
Mr. Platt of the Cassell Drug
Company, of Vicksburg, stated last
week that his firm had sold within
the past few weeks over 2(1,000
pounds of paris green for sprink
ling worms in the cotton at Leland,
Nitta Yuma, Smede's Station and
to planters in North Louisiana.
There is a stalk of corn at Sledge
sixty feet high, and it will grow
some yet. It has twelve big ears of
corn and a nubbin one foot: long.
Killed by Fall From Mule.
Doe Smith, a young man who has
been living at Traynham, met with
a sad and untimely death last week
while returning front a visit to rela
tives in Quitman county by being
thrown from the nnile upon which
he was riding and having the animal
fall over on him. Relatives took
charge of tlie remains, which were
sent to Ciarksdale for interment.
He was a young man of sterling
worth, and many friends.
The race for the district attorney
ship of the district composed of the
counties of Washington, Sunflower,
Rolivar and Issaquena, resulted in
the election of the Hon. S. D. Neill
of Sunflower by a majority of seven
votes over his opponent, the Hon.
Van B. Boddie of Washington. This
is the official result as declared by
the district executive committee,
Both gentlemen are well known in
every section of the State.
Best SKill. .
On this Basis we ask Your Prescriptions.
We keep only one Grade of Drugs . .
toilet articles, perfumery, writing tablets and fancy
stationery, schoolbooks, cutlery, paints, oils, varnishes,
• cigars, high-grade chewing and smoking tobaccos.
FIRST FLOOD MASONIC
BUILDING....PH0NE No. 55 < 3 *
Swinney & Stigler.
Everything that we carry in stock ie new
and Fresh; no shelf worn Goods. We carry
a complete line of everything found in a first
class Drug Store. Call to see us.
In the C. A.
East Side of
Lexington Drug Store
OUR SUMMER SPECIALTIES
Rofrfgerators, Lawn Mowers, Ice Cream Free
zers, Lawn Swings, Fancy Hammocks, Base
Ball Goods, Fishing Tackle, Full Line of Paints,
Paint Brushes. Sash Tools, White Wash
Brushes, etc. Fancy Decorated Dinner Sets,
Fancy Glasswear, Delft Ware Granite Ware,
etc. Cook and Heating Stoves, at all prices.
Jamos & Graham Wagon, Walter A* Woods,
Mowers and Hakes, in fact everything kept in
first class Hardware at your prices.
D. W. MALL.
you Gan do without
But you can't do without a good Hardware Store.
To a housekeeper it is as essential as the house
itself. The stock is made up of many things in*
disponsable to tho homo, farm and the workshop
such as.. . ... , , ,
Is a necessity in any community.
Don't break down your hard
ware store by buying from other
anything kept in my ine beforo
getting my prices. The needs of
the 1 'tchen and dining room mot
to the advantage of tno pocket
Stove*, Ranges, Orates, Heavy Hardware, Pumps, Piping, Belting and
Engine Repair Parts, Ouns, Loaded Shells, Cartridges, Shot, Powder, Caps,
Bridles, Collars, Buggies, Harness, Saddles. Blankets, Wagon Gear, Wagon
and Buggy Spokes and Rims, Thimble Sk?lns, Buggy Shaft and Poles, Cart
Shafts, Wooden Churns, Stone Churns, Jars snd Crocks, Pocket and Table
Cutlery and Shelf Hardware, Home-made Tinware guaranteed better than
any you can buy elsewhere. Tin Roofing and Guttering done to order
I HAVE A TIN AND REPAIR SHOP IN CONNECTION IN CHARGE OF
AN EXPERT WORKMAN. SELECTION IS EASY. STOCK ATTRACTIVE.
Don't orde' off after
SEEING 18 BUYING
9 1889 I Z
I An Unbroken I I
Record of 33 I ■
Yean Selling I B
Reliable Drugs I I
. Demember this when you are in need o!. . . .
Drugs, School BooKs, Stationery,
Paints, Oils, Window Glass »» «•
. 1. or anything Kept in a first-class drug store.
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