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The Neshoba Democrat
PUBLISHED WEEKLY. PHILADELPHIA. : MISSISSIPPI THE NEWS IN BRIEF A GENERAL SUMMARY OF IMPOR TANT NEWS OF THE WEEK GATHERED FROM ALL OVER. As the result of an explosion at liiek Branch mine, at Switchback. W. Va.. between 50 and 100 miners were killed. With twenty state senators voting for it, the Holladay state-wide pro hibition bill has been passed in the upper branch of the general as sembly of Tennessee. The administration, it is learned, is preparing a bill for the exclusion of Asiatic laborers, intended to make the exclusion laws more eco nomical and effective. Analysis of the returns of the recent prosidcntal election discloses that one county of the United States, Zapata County, Texas, cast its vote unanimously for the Rcpuhlisaii elec tors. Joseph Massing, aged 43 years, while hunting near Madison, Jnd., leaned on his rifle, and his dog in pawing at him pulled the trigger and the bullet entered Massing’s side. It will require $234,000,000 to run the jjostal service during the liscal year 1!)10, according to the decision reached by the House Com mittee on Post Offices and Post Roads. The Ways and Means Comfittee reported favorably to the House the bill introduced by Cl airman Payne providing a duty of sl.lO a gallon on bay rum imported from Porto Rico. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, the House authorized the postmaster general, to issue Lincoln postage stamps of the denomination of 2 cents. The Illinois branch of the Red Cross Society has forwarded more than $76,000 to Washington to be transmitted to the Italian Rod Cross to be used for the relief of earthquake sufferers. President Roosevelt rode ninety miles on horseback as an experiment, and when he dismounted at the White House door, after seventeen hours in the saddle, ho did not show any marked signs of weariness. Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson, a col ored woman, aged 107, and a former slave, said to he the oldest person m Indiana, is dead at Indianapolis. She always said she remembered Jamse Madison and Thomas Jeffer son well. Much interest was manifested by the senators in the procedure that will be adopted to dispose of the charges by the President against Senator Tillman in relation to the attempted purchase of timber lauds in Oregon. After a long period of hard, patient work, Secretary of State Root and Ambassador Bryce of Treat Britiau Tuesday night signed & treaty for the settlement of inter national differences between the national differences between the United States and Canada. Alf H. Cardin of New Albany, Ind., until recently a resident of Crittenden county, Kentucky, filed suit in the United States court here •gainst William Neal and about one hundred others alleged night riders of Marshall, Crittenden. Caldwell, Trigg and Lyon counties, for $16,- *OO damages, claiming they burned his tobacco warehouse at View, Ky., on the night of Feb. 8, 1908, and compelled him to leave the state. That Geo. von Lengerkc Meyers, the present postmoster-general has been selected as secretary of the navy in the Taft cabinet and has accepted the appointment is reported from trustworthy sources. "The time is coming in this coun try when trees will be scarce as diamonds, unless immediate steps are taken to preserve our forests.” Says Secretary of Argriculture Wil ton in an address recently. Directors of the National Bill Posters’ Association, in session at Oklahoma City, issued an order for bidding members of the association to post nude pictures, such as are used to advertise union suits and corsets. Judge Thomas G. Jones of the Tinted Slates Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, in a elaborate opinion Wednesday afternoon held the Carmiehael prohibition act. un dor which this state is operating, constitutional. While both were riding on the same mule William Nix. who sat in front, was cut to death by his brother-in-law, Bright Gilstrap, two miles south of Cleveland, Ga. Gil strap, according to report, stabbed Nix seventeen times. Herbert S. Hadley, former attor ney general for Missouri, was sworn in as governor Tuesday at noon by Justice Lamm of the supreme court. A blizzard raged outside the capitol, but the inaugural ceremonies were attended by immense throngs. One by one, as Ids four children descended the stairs from their bed rooms Wednesday, James York, a quarry worker, at Bradley's Cross ing. Minn., slaughtered them all with a knife. Then lie went into a woodshed and hanged himself. Thos. J. Akins of St. Louis was before the House Committee on Claims for more than an hour Wed nesday, submitting to a lengthy ex amination by members of that com mittee regarding the $1(i,500 short age discovered in the St. Louis sub treasury more than two years ago. For several days stories have been going the rounds that the relations between the President and Judge Taft wore strained. Dissatisfaction at the White House because of the prominence given to “reactionaries” in the prospective Taft Cabinet was given as the basis for the alleged estrangement. The first infliction of capital punishment in France for a number of years past were witnessed in this town this weak, when four murder ers were decapitated by the guillo tine. The executions wore public and took place in the presence, of a large crowd. Speedy action to prevent lobby ing in the Kansas Legislature, was outlined in Hie House, when it pass ed a reolution authorizing the speaker to appoint a committee to act jointly with a similar commit tee from the Senate to frame an antilobbying bill to bo rushed through to passage. Through the sympathy of Charles W. Morse, the Wall-street linancicr who was sentenced to 15 years’ im prisonment for breaking the Federal banking laws, a young Texan named James B. Wilson will return to his home in San Antonio and take a fresh start in life. Plans for what it is stated will be the most extensive publicity campaign ever conducted in the in terest of great national problems as they confront the church have been announced in New York by the Home Missions Council of the Evan gelical denominations throughout tlie United States. As the resit of keeping a New Year’s resolution, in which ho gave up the use of cigarettes, Edward Lane, 20 years old, died at Hazle ton, Ind. He was addited to ex cessive smoking and was urged to stop them with the new year. So accustomed had the young man be come to the use that the denial affected his nervous system seriously. Following the receipt of special cable dispatches from San Francisco Tokio, Japan, relating to matters now r pending before the California Legislature Japanese newspapers here elaborate upon the strained re lations that may arise through the passage 6f bills and the enactment of laws forbidding the ownership of land and the, 'attendance of pub lic schools by Japanese residents of the state. The second day of the Kansas Legislature opened with some excite ment, when Nick Childs, editor of a negro paper, was thrown out of the speaker’s office by the speaker, J. N. Policy. Childs went into the speaker's office shortly before the ses sion began and demanded that more negroes he placed on the pay roll, Then Dolley calmly took Childs by the shoulders and threw him out of the door. Miss Hufe, a school nurse of Cambridge, Mass., says that cig arette smoking is that city- is very common and that hundreds of little girls are among the smokers. About two-thirds of the girls smoke from five to fifteen cigarettes a day. Xose affections and heart trouble result. The State Corporation Commis sion of Oklahoma began the hearing of -a docket of sixty-two eases this week, including ten, eases of con tempt, four each against the Santa Fc and Rock Island railroads and two against the Frisco, for violations of the mill and transit order and other rules of the commission. Estimates place the damage re sulting from the blizzard which swept Texas from the Pan-Handle to the gulf coast at more than one million and a half dollars. .In the western section it is known that at least 10,000 head of cattle succumb ed, while more suffered from the wave. It was learned from an authori tative source here that the United Sates Government has forced the Honduran (lovernment to apologize for an insult offiered to an American consular officer by a Honduran offi cial. The offending Honduran offi cial was dismissed from office and officially degraded on the emphatic demand of the United States. Gov. Denccn and the other state officers-dect will be inaugurated next Monday. The legislative dead lock over the canvass of the vote has been broken. The vote was can vassed and the result officially de clared. Arrangements were then made for the inaugural ceremonies on dan nary IS —just one week after the date iixed by the constitution. A resolution declaring the water wagon in Oklahoma to be a common carrier was introduced in the Okla homa house by Representative “Bill” Durant of Durant, passed with a whoop, and sent to the senate for concurrence. The resolution de daies that the welfare of the peo ple demands that the state-wide pro hibition law have the moral support of the state’s entire citizenship. ‘‘Many people are sending me material in regard to Roosevelts dark and crooked ways and 1 am preparing a speech in which 1 will try to redeem my promise made,” said Senator Tillman. He said he did not know how soon ho would bo able to deliver his speech, hut ho would make it before the presi dent retired from office. Thornton Jenkins Hains listened to the last of the testimony that can possibly he given against him when iie hoard the rebuttal witness called by Prosecutor Darrin. Judge Crane promised Attorney Mclntyre that he could have all day in which to deliver his summing up address to the jury. Mr. Mclntyre said that he could use every minute of the court day and that he might need to ask Judge Crane to extend the legal day. The National • Government has come to a realization that the Pana ma Canal will cost in the neighbor hood of .$300,000,000. It proposes to issue bonds early in the spring which will go a long ways toward reimbursing the treasury for the ex penditures which have already been made. 'The 1 ime is considered op portune because of the general re vival of commercial and trade condi tions coincident with the incoming administration. It was learned Friday on reliable authority that the Department of Justice had turned over to the United States district attorney, Stimson, of the Southern district of New York, all the papers con nected with the Panama canal pur chase, which has been the target for criticism, for the last few months. It is believed this transfer is made with a view of bringing criminal action in New York against publish ers of newspapers who have been held responsible for the reflections on the transaction. All the attorneys of the Watere- Pieree Oil Company, as well ns H. Clay Pierce, chairman of the Board of Directors of the eoniany, refused to discuss in any way what action would he taken by the company to meet the demand of the Missouri Supreme Court that the company sever all connection with the Stand ard Oil Comany by the end of th week or sacrifice its charter. Mississippi g|| IJtfU'S * i aHwaust A rather novel proceeding by way ol a writ of injunction was filed anc granted at Collins by Judge Bullard, in the case of Robert Gains vs. tht Sheriff and Treasurer of Jasper county The lull seeks to restrain the defend ants as officers from using money and collecting taxes for the support of the agricultural schools, as provided by the last legislature. The legislature pro vided that counties could establish these schools for the education of the white youths of the counties, and the com plainant in this case is a negro, and seeks to restrain the carrying out ol the act, because it violates the Four teenth Amendment. Dr. 8. If. McLean, secretary of the State board of health and state health officer, announces that Dr. Fred Mayci had a successful week in his lecture course ou practical household hygiene in Southern Mississippi, his lectures hav ing been generally well attended, and interest in the important matters dis cussed by the doctor remains unabated. The program for this week will cover the Mobile and Ohio railroad below Meridian. This round will finish up the section of the State south of the Ala bama and 'Vicksburg railroad, and the next week Dr. Mayer will carry his hy gienic crusade into the upper part of the State, the itinerary for which has not yet been fully made up. J. C. Carraway of Biloxi, one of the foremost business men of that little •ity, states that while matters are un usually quiet, and the effect of the State-wide prohibition law is felt, not withstanding they were prepared by anticipation, so far as his information extends there have been no cases of or attempts at violation or evasion of the law, and no arrests. They are disposed to accept the law and to see that it is obeyed, and he believes that this will !>e done. Tom Morrissey and his barkeepers, W. J. Fitzgerald and Ralph Romono, were "ach fined SSO for the unlawful retail ing of liquor on the island opposite Vicksburg. Justice March held that the middle of the old bed of the Mississippi river was the boundary line between Louisiana and Mississippi, and there fore the place where Morrissey opened his saloon and sold liquor was clearly in the State of Mississippi. At a meeting of the stockholders of the First National Bank of Shaw, a divi dend of It per cent was declared. The stockholders of the Bolivar Cotton Cos. declared ,911 per cent net earnings, pass ing IS per cent to surplus and paying 15 per cent in cash. A dividend of ;.’0 per cent was also declared by the Shaw Hardware and Lumber Cos. and paid ia sash. Representative McLain of Mississippi, .■“ailed upon the secretary of the navy and presented a petition from the citi zens of Natchez requesting that a war vessel be sent to that port during the Mardi Gras festivities. Secretary New berry assured Mr. McLain that if it is possible he will do so, and that within the next two weeks he may decide, Mardi festivities are there in F’ebruary. While the students were at dinner (ire broke out in the hoys’ dormitory of Clarke College, at Newton, and had gained such headway before it was dis covered that it was impossible to save it. It was entirely covered by insur ance. Arrangements were made to take care of all the students and there will be no interruption of the school. The preliminary trial of Dyke and A1 Edwards for killing Dr. A. F. Richard son in Sturgis on the night of Dec. 24, 1908, resulted in bail being allowed the accused in the sum of $5,000 each. This trial, on account of the prominence of Dr. Richardson, who was a member of the State board of health and one of the leading physicians of Oktibbeha county, attracted a great deal of interest. The civic league wave has struck Co lumbus and the ladies are determined to add that, city to the list of “cities beau tiful.” A local league will be organized along lines similar to those pursued in other cities. The net earnings of the Sunflower Bunk at Indianola were 18 per cent, and a dividend of 12 per cent to the stock holders was declared and the balance passed to the surplus. The Daughters of the Confederacy have undertaken to raise a fund to erect a monument to the Confederate dead of Copiah county. The board of supervisors of Copiah county will be asked to give a liberal appropriation. Grand Master E. J. Martin of the Mis sissippi grand lodge of the Masonic fra ternity, announces that the Masonic grand bodies will hold their annual ses sions this year in Meridian, commencin'; cn Feb. 8. A local committee on ar rangements is now busily engaged with preparations for the event. It is expect ud that there will be several hundrer delegates in attendance, ami several pub lie entertainments will be given in theii honor during the stay in the Queen City, which has long been regarded as Mas-mii headquarters in this State. TAFT HONORED BY GEORGIANS Makes Speech in Which He Say* South Has Captured Him. Atlanta, Ga.—President-elect Win. II Taft was in the cordial and hospitable embrace of Georgia all day Friday. Recognizing the climax of the varied and continuous demonstrations in the brilliant and imposing scene presented at the banquet in the evening, he ex claimed, with evidences of great feeling: “I had hoped to win the South, but the South has won me.” The banquet was the most ambitious event of its kind the city has ever un dertaken. Though participated in by more than 500 of the city’s representa tive men, it was gloried in by the en tire population, it and the preceding eloquence of welcome extended to Mr. Taft in his reception at the capital and at the Piedmont Hotel, where he was sought by thousands, constitute a bril liant chapter in his record of achieve meats south of Mason and Dixon's line. A little bunch of violets, plucked from the grave of Alexander Stephens and presented by a grandniece of the dis tinguished Georgian, touched a tender cord and brought forth a warm tribute to the memory of Stephens. RECORD FOR LITIGATION. Standard Suit in New York Has Cost Trust $4,000,000. New York.—An unprecedented record of cost in a single suit and a record of words of testimony never before a]>- proaehed in a case prosecuted by the federal government were revealed Fri day when the ease, the object of which is to dissolve the Standard Oil Com pany of New Jersey, ended. The testimony taken tilled twenty two printed books. The Standard Oil Company spent more than $4,000,000 to defend itself, and the federal govern ment spent about the same amount in prosecuting. Sixty-nine companies de clared to be subsidiary to the Standard Oil were involved in the suit. Exactly 102 witnesses were called by Hie government, and 140 by the defend ant. The testimony consists of 4,500,- 000 words, a greater number, perhaps, than any ever taken in a trial by the United States government of an indi vidual or corporation. If all the testi mony were printed and hound the vol umes would be more than seven feet high. DE SAGAN RIVALS BONI. Making Effort to Best Count in Matters of Fashion. Paris. —Ilelie do Sagan, in order to how that lie is quite as worthy to bo the husband of Anna Gould as Boni do Castellano, has created two sensations this week. One was having judgment pronounced against him for 650,000 fracs due a money lender on a note signed on November 29, 1907. So far as the agents of the money lender know, the only property of De Sagan consists of 100 new waistcoats. Tuesday he visited a fashionable tailor’s establish ment in Hie Avenue Champs Elysecs, and, taking up a book of samples, said: “Make me one of each.” There were exactly a hundred, of all different designs. Prince Helie lias not yet equaled his predecessor, Count Boni, who one day ordered 200 pairs of trousers. FIGHT ON SALARY INCREASES House May Show Opposition to In crease in President’s Pay. Washington.—Tlmt the senate amend ments to the legislative, executive and judicial appropriation hill, increasing the salary of the president to SIOO,OOO, of the vice-president and speaker of the house of representatives to $20,000 each, with an allowance for a carriage of $5,000 each for the vice-president and speaker, arc not to be approved without some opposition, was shown in the sen ate when Senator Borah of Idaho, first made a point of order against them ns new legislation. Mr. Clay of Georgia, also asked that all proposed increases of salaries of judges, aggregating $928,- 500, be dealt with in the same manner, and they will be discussed after the other portions of the bill have been dis posed of. t REACTION AGAINST REFORM. Texas Farmers Will Ask Reopening of Cotton Exchanges. Austin, Tex. —It is learned today that the farmers of Texas have secured their fill of the law that banished cotton ex changes from the State, and they are going to come before the present legis lature with a petition asking that the law he repealed so that the cotton ex changes can open again. It is claimed that the farmers have lost $.9,000,000 in two years since the law went into ef fect. Statehood Bill Expected. Washington.—Arizona and Now Mex ico are in a fair way to become full fledged States during the present ses sion of congress. The House Commit tee on territories is to take up the Statehood measures in the immediate future with the object of reporting them to the house as early as possible. Conferences between members of the Territories Committee and lenders of the house have been held frequently within the past two weeks and the advocates of Statehood from both territories have been active in a quiet way. . CATARRH IN HEAD. Pe-ru-na Pe-ru-na. MR. WM. A. PRESSER. MR. WILLIAM A. PRESSER, 1722 Third Ave., Moline, 111., writes; “1 have been suffering' from ca tarrh. in the head for the past two month and tried innumerable so-called reme dies without avail. No one knows how 1 have suffered not only from the dis ease itself, but from mortifieation when: in company of friends or strangers. “i have used two bottles of your med icine for a short time only, and it effected a complete medical cure, and what is better yet, the disease has not returned. “1 can most emphatically recommend Peruna to all sufferers from this dis ease.” Read This Experience Mr. A. Thompson, Box 65, R. R. 1„ Martel, Ohio, writes: ‘‘When 1 began your treatment my eyes were inflamed.. nose was stopped up half of the time and was sore and scabby. I could not rest at night on account of continual hawking and spitting. “I had tried several remedies and was about to give up, but thought 1 would try Peruna. “After I had taken about one-third oi a bottle I noticed a difference. I am now completely cured, after suffering with catarrh for eighteen years. “I think if those who are afflicted with catarrh would try Pci ana they would never regret it.” Peruna is manufactured by the Peruna Drug Mfg. Cos., Columbus, Ohio Ask your Druggist for a Free Peruna Almanac for 1909. NO TEMPTATION. iPßiif Wag (referring to Miss Oldbird) — Urn, I should think it would be more suitable if she were standing under “elderberries”- instead of mistletoe berries. t . He Wouldn’t Sell. The owner of a small country es tate decided to sell his property, and consulted an estate agent in the near est town about the matter. After visit ing the place the agent wrote a de scription of it, and submitted it to his client for approval. “Road that again,” said the owner, closing his eyes and leaning back in his chair contentedly. After the second reading he was silent a few moments, and then said, thoughtfully: “I don't think I’ll sell. I've been looking for that kind of a place all my life, but until you read that description 1 didn't know I had it! No, 1 won't sell now.” —Exchange. His Vocabulary. He was an only child. They were very particular about his manner of speech, constantly correcting him so that he would use beautiful English. He, however, was allowed now and then to associate with other children. He played with a neighbor boy a long while one day and when he came home there was an ecstatic smile on his face. “I like (hat boy, mother,” he said “T like him very ranch. He swears beautifully. He knows every word.”' HER MOTHER-IN-LAW Proved a Wise, Good Friend. A young woman out in la, found a. wise, good friend in her mother-in-law,, jokes notwithstanding. She writes: “It is two years since wo began us ing Postum in our house. I was great ly troubled with my stomach, complex ion was blotchy and yellow. After meals I often suffered sharp pains and would have to lie down. My mother often told me it was the coffee I drank at meals. But when I’d quit coffee I’d have a severe headache. “While visiting my mother-in-law 1 remarked that she always made such good coffee, and asked her to tell me how. She laughed and told me it was easy to make good ‘coffee’ when you use Postum. "I began to use as soon as I got home, and now we have the same good ‘coffee’ (Postum) every day, and I have no more trouble. Indigestion is a thing of the past, and my complex ion has cleared up beautifully. “My grandmother suffered a great deal with her stomach. Her doctor told her to leave off coffee. She then took tea but that was just as bad. "She finally was induced to try Postum which she has used for over a year. She traveled during the winter over the greater part of lowa, visiting, something she had not been able to do ’for years. She says she owes her present good health to Postum.” Name given by Postum Cos., Baft o Creek, Mich? 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