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The Neshoba Democrat
PUBLISHED WEEKLY. PHILADELPHIA, : MISSISSIPPI HEWS OFTHE WEEK LATEST NEWS OF THE WORLD TERSELY TOLD. NORTH, [AST, SOUTH AND WEST Notes From Foreign Lands, Through out the Nation, and Particularly the Great Southwest. The Canadian bureau of census esti mates the population of Canada at the close of the year at 7,350,000. The province of Ontario leads with 2,619,- 023. Pour striking shirtwaist makers who were fined $25 for their activity as pickets, paid their fines in pennies. It took the clerical force of the court nearly half an hour to count the 2,500 pennies while the girls looked on with nmusmenL The Scott expedition is search of the south pole is now assured, the British government having promised SIOO,OOO towards the $200,000 which la the estimated expense. Wilson D. Rich, assistant postmaster at Ames, la., was bound over to the federal grand jury on a charge of using official letters for his own private business. Nine persons are dead and two oth ers are not expected to live, as the result of eating canned peaches con taining ptomaine poison at Los An geles. The town of Castlewood, S. Dak., narrowly missed being wiped out by fire of unknown origin, during a heavy wind. The entire south side of Main street is in ashes, entailing a loss es timated at SIB,OOO. Twelve buildings were destroyed. Richard Welling, a New York law yer, a classmate of Theodore Roose cvelt at Harvard and a Republican, was appointed by Mayor Gaynor as a member of the Municipal civil service commission, at a salary of $5,000 a year. Announcement was made by the Merchants and Manufacturers’ Asso . ciation at Grand Rapids, Mich., that it would fight any local option move ment to the end. David W. Gerard, supreme chief of the Tribe Of Ben Hur, died at Cr'aw fordsville, Ind. L. L. Dyche, state fish and game warden, is preparing to issue a cook book on how to prepare fish and re move the bones. The state will dis tribute the book free to try to in crease fish eating in Kansas. Johnny Breeland, postmaster of Varnado, La., was arrested on a charge of embezzling $1,200 from the office. Thomas A. Pettit, whom Breeland suc ceeded, recently completed a term of six months in prison for a similar of fense. Six million dollars in holiday pres ents is the amount Tom Waggoner, Fort Worth millionaire banker, ranch man and capitalist, f gave to his three children. An unusual case came to a close In the Morgan county courts at Mar tinsville, Ind., when Miss Catherine Hendy of Indianapolis received a ver dict of SIO,OOO against the Indianap olis Traction and Terminal Cos. for malicious prosecution. P. H. Jermyn, one of the wealthiest coal mine operators in the United States, was struck down and fatally in jured by a street car in San Francisco. Herburt Turner, son of Eli Turner, a farmer living near Indianapolis, Ind., was killed Saturday while jumping on trains. Winfield Gibson, a resident of Muu hal). Pa., shot and killed his wife, seriously wounded a son, fired three shots at his fleeing daughter and then killed himself. Charles W T . Morse, the convicted banker, was taken to the federal pris on at Atlanta, Qa., Sunday, to serve a 15 year sentence. At Trenton, Mo., the coroner’s jury brought in a verdict declaring in a for mal way that the California special ■wreck near that city was caused by spreading rails. Simon Hudson, a convict in the Ne braska prison, stole a pint of wood al cohol from the prison broom factory, drank It, and is now totally blind. Officers of the American Federation of Labor have issued a call on its 1,- 640,000 members to subscribe to a fund with which to wage a fight on the steel trust. The sum of $154,000 Is to be raised at once. By a margin of 2,465 votes over the necessary two-thirds majority, voters of San Francisco have declared for the municipal ownership and operation of the Geary street railway and its ex tentions. The coroner's Jury brought in a verdict declaring In a formal way that the California Special wreck neat Trenton, Mo., was caused by spread ing rails. The woman who was among the killed has been identified as I>\rs. G. Hedrick of Chicago. An indictment tvas returned by the Hamilton county (Ohio) grand jury against W. Kelsey Schoepf, head o) the Cincinnati Traction Cos., charging failure to keep the temperature in Cer tain street cars up to the standard ol 410 degrees Fahrenheit, provided bj .statute. There is no longer any doubt that Missouri will vote on the question of State-wide prohibition next November, in the opinion of Judge William H. Wallace, president of the Missouri Constitutional Amendment Associa tion. Enough signatures have been obtained, he says, to make it certain that a constitutional amendment will be submitted. Announcement of the gift from Mrs, E. H. Hardman, widow of the railroad master, of 10,000 acres in Orange and Rockland counties to the Slate of New Yark, is made in the annual message of Gov. Charles E. Hughes, presented to the State Legislature. Two fishermen are missing and many have perished in the blizzard that has been raging for more than twenty-four hours at Sauso, Navo Sco tia. Fourteen men are known almost certainly to have been lost and twen ty-eight others are already being mourned, their chance for escape be ing regarded as small. Senator Perkins of Calironia slip ped on the icy sidewalk in front of his hotel at Washington, and it is believed severely injured his spine. The property of the Chicago Ter minal Transfer company, which practi cally controls the railroad entrances into Chicago, was sold at public auction for $16,000,000 to attorneys re presenting the Baltimore &. Ohio rail road. The legal brawl between Gov. Has kell and State’s Attorney General West and District Judge A. H. Hus ton over the Prairie Oil and Gas Co.’s prosecution in Oklahoma was dis missed by the supreme court of the United States at Washington without an opinion. Dashing over muddy Mississippi roads and through inky darkness in automobiles at high speed a mob of a hundred men pursued a negro in custody of Sheriff Deane, who was driving a high-powered machine from Columbus to Meridian, Miss. The su perior speed of Sheriff Deane’s car saved the negro from lynching. Rev. Edwin A. Schell, president of lowa Wesleyan university, has made a final refusal to reveal the confes sion of Ray Lamphere, holding the trust reposed in him as a Methodist clergyman to be inviolable. He is unmoved by a nation-wide desire to know the secrets of the Qunness mur der farm. The famous merger suit instituted by the federal government against the Union Pacific Railway Cos. and its al lied roads has been postponed untl January 17. Serious news from Barcelona has caused Gen. Weyler, captain general of Catalonia, to curtail his visit at Madrid, and he will leave immediately for his post. Rain has been Selling over central Arizona intermittently since Friday night. Accumulated snow in the mountains has melted and streams are rising. Maj. George H. Rucker, said to be the oldest commissioned, officer of the United States army, is believed to be dying of kidney trouble at his home in Washington. Mrs. Mary Qlutz, aged 98 years, and said to be the oldest woman in Indiana, died suddenly at her home in Evansville. She had never been ill a single day in her life. Two earth tremors were recorded at Kingston, Jamaica. They were of slight intensity and not sufficient to cause damage or alarm. At Westminister, B. C., work was begun on the first gyroscope railway in America to be devoted to commer cial transportation purposes. The line of railroad will encircle Okanagan lake. At Mourraelon, Le Grand, France, while making an aeroplane flight M. Baeder’s biplane fell info the top of a large tree. The tree probably saved the aviator's life. His machine was badly damaged. After being pursued by a posse of officers for four days, Sonny Smith and his sons, Tom and Dave, of Tulsa, Okla., charged with murdering Frank Miller, 19 years old, son of a wealthy farmer, surrendered. The unusual spectacle of several boys skating on ice in the Gulf of Mexico was witnessed at Bay SI. Louis. Three or four hundred feet of fairly thick ice had formed around the sand bars Jn the bay. Mrs. George Hanley sought shelter at. the home of a neighbor a mile from her husband’s farm near Colfax, lowa, at 3 o'clock Thursday morning. Sue was clad only in a night dress and her arms and feet were frozen, though the baby she carried was un armed. She said her husband had driven her from the house when he returned soon lifter midnight. Recognizing the danger of a gen eral strike of unions affiliated with the railroad department of the Amer ican Federation of Labor. President Taft has taken a hand in efforts to bring about a peaceful settlement of the troubles in the northwest. An important conference was held in the White House between representatives of the striking switchmen and Chair man Knapp of the Interstate com merce commission and Labor Commis .sloner Neill. Ray Lamphere, 38 years old, slayer of Mrs. Belle Guinness and her chil dren, died of tuberculosis in the Mich igan City penitentiary, where he was serving an indeterminate term for arson. Lamphere, on April 28, 1908, set fire to the Gunness home near Laporte, Ind., and Incinerated the family. Federal Judge Hazen at Buffalo granted the injunction against Glenn H. Curtiss, the Hammondsport (N, Y.) aviator, asked for by Attorney Tout min, representing the Wright brothers of Dayton. '~ ■ - \ State Capital Notes Weekly Budget of State News Items Gathered by Our Special Correspondent at jackson. k, — ~ - - - - Jackson. BRIEF SESSIONS IN BOTH HOUSES. Appropriation Bill to Pay Members. Bills Providing for Support of Common Schools. There were brief sessions of the two houses of the legislature, Tuesday, both assembling at 10 o'clock, and at each end adjournment being taken before 11 o’clock. Among the first of the bills presented was the legislature appropria tion bill, carrying $97,500, to cover mile age and per diem and contingent ex penses. It was quite significant that there were two bills providing for ap propriations for the support of the common schools of the state introduced, and each of them carrying an increase over the same measure which was en acted two years ago, the one $250,000 in excess and the other SIOO,OOO. It is an other significant fact that in each house there was introduced a hill to establish additional agricultural experiment sta t.ons, one to be located in Grenada coun t;. or in that section, and another for the southwestern section of the state. Both hills are said to reflect the opinion and sentiment of the people of the sec tions in which location is proposed. SECRET VOTE DECIDED ON. Vardaman Followers Made a Fight for the Open Ballot. By a vote of 101 to 69, the caucus of the Mississippi legislature decided to night to vote secretly on the nominations for United States senator. Ex-Governor Vardaman made a fight for the open ballot, but the majority were against him, and the historic pre cedent that has governed such cases was adhered to. It was unanimously decided that there would be no nominating speeches and ♦ lr.it (he only addresses that would be al lowed were those from the several can didates. Before a vast and brilliant assembly, which taxed the seating as well as the standing capacity of representatives’ hill, the legislature of Mississippi, as a dem ocratic caucus, assembled. While there was plenty of enthusiasm during the one hour and a half consumed in carrying out the organization preliminaries, it was all good-natured, with a modicum only of acrimony appearing, and that not fre quently and by no means serious. 1 he climax was reached, when Senator Leftwich sent to (he desk a resolution providing that the caucus vote by ballot and that each member pledge himself to abide by the decision of the caucus and vote as a legislature for its nomi nee. The resolution further provided that the names ol the candidates before the caucus he printed on ballots after the usual manner, the same to be supplied to the members of the caucus. There was nothing for it but a roll call, the result showing 101 for to 69 against the resolution, which disposed of the question by adoption of the ballot plan as against the viva voce call. VARDAMAN LED EVERY BALLOT. Three Ballots Taken in Caucus, Without a Result. After taking three ineffectual ballots Friday night, a process that consumed more than two hours, for the purpose of deciding the choice of the Democratic caucus for a candidate for United States senator, the body decided to adjourn and make fresh attempt Saturday. The re sult of the balloting was as every one expected, showing that while James K. Vardaman was the strongest candidate of the several entered, he had not de veloped sufficient strength to win out. First Ballot—Vardaman, 71; Alexan der, 24; Anderson, 21; Percy, 21; Kyle, 14; Byrd, 12; Critz, 5; Truly, 1; Lon ginn, 1. Necessary to a choice, 86. Second Ballot—Vardaman, 65; Percy, 28; Alexander, 20; Anderson, 19: Byrd, 13; Kyle, 16; Critz, 6; scattering, 15. Necessary to a choice, 85. Third Ballot—Vardanian, 66; Percy, 26; Alexander, 22; Anderson, 17; Byrd, 15; Kyle, 15; Critz, 4; scattering, 4. Want Treasurer Abolished. The first step in the biennial attempt to abolish the office of county treasurer, a matter that is sprung nt about every session of the Mississippi legislature, was taken when Representative Langston of Mobster county introduced a concurrent resolution with that object in view. The resolution refers back to section 135 of the constitution of Mississippi, which specifies the several county officers, and would amend that by striking out the word “treasurer” from the list. No Deficit in Treasury. There was another influx of cash into th* treasury Friday, which about cleared up the penitentiary cotton sale account, and will leave the cash balance to the good. Treasurer Edwards is quite grati fied at the condition of the finances. Appropriation Bill Will Pass. There appears to be little doubt that the bill introduced by Senator Adams, providing for an appropriation of $1,500,- 000 annually for the next two years for the support of the common schools, will pass without serious opposition, not withstanding it is an increase of $250,- 000 over the appropriations of two years ago. It has been shown that the ap propriation has not been increased since 1904, when the annual appropriation of $1,250,000 was apportioned among 628,- 395 children, making the per capita $1.99. Nine Candidates Enter. The Mississippi legislature convened at the noon hour Tuesday. All the members have reached the city, and the all-absorbing subject is the contest for the unexpired term of the late United .States Senator A. J. McLaurin. There is a question of procedure to be determined by the legislature relative to taking up the election of a senator, whether the matter will rest in abeyance until the second Tuesday after the meeting, or whether the body will re solve itself into a caucus, lake informal ballots ns a convention to nominate, and then, when the second Tuesday arrives, proceed to ballot officially, which is a matter that rests with the legislature itself. The roster of candidates thus far an nounced is as follows: C. 11. Alexander, Jackson. Leroy Percy, (Ircenville. J. K. Vardanian, Jackson. W. D. Anderson, Tupelo. Adam Byrd, Philadelphia. C. C. Dunn, Meridian. F. A. fritz, 'West Point. J. f. Kyle, Batcsville. Oscar F. Bledsoe, Grenada. Overcome 801 l Weevil. According to advices to Ounmissionei of Agriculture Blakeslee, the people of Southwest Mississippi, and especially down through Adams, Amite and Wil kinson counties, where the boll weevil has made itself felt most disastrously to the cotton crop raised this year, are taking the invasion in philosophic spirit. Speaking of some parts of that terri tory, particularly around Oloster and Centerville, he states that it is most gratifying to note the manner in which they are taking the coming of the boll weevil and the steps that they are tak ing to get along in spite of the noted insect. lie has recently paid a visit to that part of the State, and from his ob servation there are few sour faces or discouraged farmers to be seen, and while they do not underestimate ttie ex tent of the calamity that it has wrought, there seems to be a feeling that it is a condition that can bo circumvented by intelligent effort and conservative fann ing. Will Follow Old Rate. The service of injunction notices upor the railroad commission, following the order of Judge Niles, in the cases argued before him and submitted to him last November, restraining flic enforcement of the new rates on cotton, has been followed by notices from several of the railroad companies (hat the new rates will he ignored and the old rates, which have been in effect for some time, will be charged. The railroads have stood by each other firmly in opposition to the rales, which they claimed cut their rev enues deeply, while at the same time the representalivs of the state govern ment have not scrupled to increase their assessment and taxation rale. Surling Presents Case. Seeking to dissolve an alleged pact among retail lumber dealers of Missis sippi, Attorney General J. B. Stirling submitted briefs today in the Supreme Court of the United States. The retail lumber dealers were accused of entering into a combine in restraint of trade, and after a protracted light in the lower courts the state won out. One of the charges against the lumbermen was that they entered into an agreement not to patronize wholesale lumber dealers who sold direct to consumers. Governor Suspends City Officials. Governor Noel issued an executive or der peremptorily suspending and remov ing from office Mayor A. G. Dolmas and Alderman S. B. Richards and M. G. Feore, of the city of Pascagoula. The order is based alone on the undisputed fact that the hoard had illegally in creased the indebtedness of the city without authority from the voters, the removal under these circumstances be ing made on the authority conferred by ‘section 3420 of the code. Would Redistrict State. The proposition of Gov. Noel relative to a judicial district overhauling or re districting, which he deems as a strong and essential factor in promoting expe ditious disposal of litigation and crim inal trials, continues to attract attention and to excite favorable comment. That the general run of public opinion is with tha governor on this proposition seems undoubted, and there is a likelihood that the legislature will take up the matter and act as speedily ns possible. Want 10,000 Pounds of Plug. At the meeting of the penitentiary trustees Tuesday bids for the supply ol 10,000 pounds of plug tobacco for the use of the convict colony were received, which quantity, it is estimated, will provide a six months supply of the weed. Sends Blanks to Banka. State Auditor Smith is having sent out to the 329 State banka doing busi ness in Mississippi blanks for the direct ors’ reports, which are required under the provisions of chapter 110 of the laws of >OOB to bo returned, showing the eon dition of these institutions by personal examination of the books, accounts and business as on the first Wednesday of January, April, July and October of each year. The next report will cover the condition of these banks, branch hank? and trust companies at the close of busi ness on Wednesday next, January 5, j Mississippi News I □ n□□□□ n□|j □ The Mississippi Mineral, Exploration and Development company of Raleigh, lately incorporated, is composed of well known local business men. and is con servatively capitalized at $30,000. The company's expert has been locating min erals which can ho commercialized, and they have already acquired valuable holdings, such as fine clays, phosphates, mineral paints (pigments), silica, acids, building stone, lead, zinc and other min erals. The mayor and hoard of aldermen of Water Valley ordered an election held on January 25 upon the question of whether or not the city should issue SIO,OOO of its bonds for (lie purpose of buying terminal facilities, depot grounds and right of way for the Water Valley Southeastern railroad. This road runs through Water Valley east, connecting with tlic Southern at some point in Cal houn county. A hard light is going to be made in Greenville to secure lower tire insurance rates. It costs more to insure a house in Greenville than in many other towns in the state with poorer fire protection, and the business men and citizens gen erally have taken hold of the matter and are making representations to the rating bureaus which they arc hopeful of bearing fruit. Prof. Thomas A. Early, superintendent of education of Yalobusha county, ten dered his resignation to take effect at once. The board ot supervisors ordered an election to be held on January 18 to fill the vacancy. Prof. Early will ac cept a position under the department of agriculture and will be engaged in special work of organizing boys’ corn clubs. Chancellor Hicks has granted an in junction enjoining the American Express company and the Southern Express com pany from refusing interstate shipments of liquor from the Southwestern Express and Telegraph company, whose main of fice is in Vidalia, La., across the river from Natchez. The hoard of supervisors of Lauderdale county refused to order an election to determine whether the county should construct paved public highways, declar ing they first wanted to see what the legislature proposed to do with Governor Noel’s recommendation on the subject. The injunction secured by the Vicks burg Waterworks company against (he city of Vicksburg, restraining the city from further prosecution of its suit to forfeit their charter and appoint a re ceiver for said company, was dissolved by Federal Judge Niles. The department of agriculture at Washington has announced to the Busi ness League of Greenville that the sub ject of the address to be delivered in Greenville January 17 will be “Cotton, the Greatest of Cash Crops,” in which it will be shown the importance of main taining the cotton industry in the South and the modifications in the present sys tem of farming necessary to be made to succeed under boll weevil conditions. A petition signed by 300 farmers of Chickasaw and Clay counties was for warded to the Legislature, advocating extermination of cattle tick. A number of the most progressive farmers of Clay, Chickasaw, Monroe, Oktibbeha and Lowndes counties have written Prof. Archibald Smith, secretary of the State Live Stock Sanitary Board, offering to contribute from SSO to SIOO each to as sist in exterminating the cattle tick. One small district in Lowndes county, south of Columbus, has offered to con tribute SI,OOO. Pursuant to the mass meeting held at Hormanville for the purpose of condemn ing the practice of foreign labor agents stirring up settled labor, a committee was appointed from the most promi nent citizens of the town and county, to act as a permanent organization to deal with any further attempts to en tice the laborers of the community to emigrate. The president of a company which has under consideration the construction ot a railroad from St. Joseph, Mo., to Mobile, Ala., will visit Greenville some time the latter part of the. month, and while there will make a personal inves tigation of the territory northwest and southwest of Greenville as a possible route for the road, crossing the river at or near that point. The future for Enterprise is very promising along (he line of manufacture of iron, cement, glass, porcelain and earthenware. Analyses have been made of the iron ore vein found here by Dr. J. H. Stubbing, Arthur J. Kesler and Dr. E. T. Cox. The first, two are mineralo gists of England and the latter is late State geologist of Indiana. Their analy ses show tlie ore to make an average of 46 per cent, of iron to the ton. The 100th anniversary ot the birth of Albert Pike was celebrated with appro priate ceremonies by the Mississippi Scottish Rite bodies of tho Southern jurisdiction at Masonic temple at Me ridian. A number of Scottish Rite Ma sons from over the state were present to witness the fine program of music and speeches arranged for the occasion. Tho board of supervisors of Leflore county purchase. 5 a farm, upon which to work their convicts. At present, as they ean not allow these convicts to work on the contract system, they are lodcrad in the county iail- DOCTORS FAILED. RESTORED BY PERIiNA. Catarrh of the Lungs Threatened Her Life. Miss Ninette Porter, Braintree, Ver mont, writes: “I have been cured by Peruna. “I had several hemorrhages of the lungs. The doctors did not help mo much and would never have cured mo. “1 saw a testimonial in a Pernna almanac of a case similar to mine, and I commenced using it. “I was not able to wait on myself when I began using it. I gained very slowly at first, but I could see that it was helping me. “After I had taken It a while I com menced to raise up a stringy, sticky substance from my lungs. This grew less and less in quantity as I continued the treatment. “I grew more fleshy than I had boon for a long time, and now 1 call myself well.’* LOVE AND MONEY. They say "love makes the world gi> round,” And may it never cease; Quite true, but please then don't forget, Money’s the axle grease. A BURNING ERUPTION FROM HEAD TO FEET "Four years ago I suffered severely with a terrible eczema, being a mass of sores from head to feet and for six weeks confined to my bed. During that time I suffered continual tor ture from itching and burning. After being given up by my doctor I was ad vised to try Cuticura Remedies. After the first bath with Cuticura Soap and application of Cuticura Ointment I en joyed the first good sleep during my entire illness. I also used Cuticura Resolvent and the treatment was con tinued for about three weeks. At the end of that time I was able to be about the house, entirely cured, and have felt no ill effects since. I would advise any person suffering from any form of skin trouble to try the Cuti cura Remedies as I know what they did for me. Mrs. Edward Nenning, 1112 Salina St., Watertown, N. Y., Apr. 11, 1909.” The Kind Caddie. “Once in a game,” said the golfer, “I had the good fortune to be six holes up on my opponent by the time the eighth hole was reached. At the eighth green something went wrong with our reckoning of the strokes and I claimed that I had won that hole, too, while my opponent claimed that it was halved. After a mild dispute I yielded. "But as I moved on with my caddie I couldn’t help grumbling: " ‘Well, you know, Joseph, I gave in; but I still think I won that hole after all.’ “The boy, tvith a frown, turned shocked and reproving eyes on me. Disgusted with my greed for holes, he whispered hurriedly, so that my op ponent should not overhear: “‘Shut up, can’t you? Do ye want to break the man’s heart?’ ” Harvard Scored. It was the morning of the Yale-Har vard game at Cambridge, and two of the New Haven collegians were wan dering through the Harvard yard, looking at the university buildings. Down a walk toward them came a youth of serious aspect, but palpably an undergraduate. “I bog your pardon," said the Yale man, who is a bit of a wag, to the stranger, “can you tell me where I can find Harvard university?” “I'm very sorry,” said the serious one, with never a smile. “They’ve locked it up. You see, there are so many Yale men in town.” A WOMAN DOCTOR Was Quick to See that Coffee was Doing the Mischief. A lady tells of a bad case of coffee poisoning and tells it in a way so sim ple, and straightforward that literary skill could not improve it. “I had neuralgic headaches for 12 years,” she says, “and suffered untold agony. When I first began to have them I weighed 140 pounds, but they brought me down to 110. I went to many doctors and they gave me only temporary relief. So I suffered on, till one day a woman doctor told me to use Postum. She said I looked like I was coffee poisoned. "So I began to drink Postum and I gained 15 pounds in the first few weeks and continued to gain, but not so fast as at first. My headaches be gan to leave me after I had used Postum about two weeks long enough to get the coffee poison out of my system. “Since I began to use Postum I can gladly say that I never know what a neuralgic headache is like any more, and it was nothing but Postum that made me well. Before I used Postum I never weftt out alone; I would get bewildered and would not know which way to turn. Now Igo alone and my head is as clear as a bell. My brain and nerves are stronger than they have been for years.” Read the little book, “The Road to Wellvllle,”ln pkgs. “There’s a Reason.” Ever rend the above letter? Anew one appear*) from time to time. The-* are Kenulne, true, and full of Uumm Interest.