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A member of tie firm will be in Seooba every Saturdays TO HOLD COTTON FOR FIFTEEN CENTS THE BULL COTTON CAMPAIGN IS LAUNCHED. GOOD HEN BEHIND VENTURE Hayne, Brown and Jordan and Others of Big financial Standing Adopt Pians by Which to Hold Three Mil lion Bales. — ■ ,a New Orleans.—Old time bulls are getting together, and at a conference held in New Orleans a day or two ago at which there were present such men as Frank B. Hayne, W. P. Brown, Harvie Jordan President of the South ern Cotton Association and others equally as active in sustaining the price of American grown cotton, defi nite plans were adopted for the launching of the most ambitious bull campaign that the cotton world has yet had to consider. This is nothing ftlore iior less than the t icing up un der contract of some 3,000,000 bales of cotton which is to be held until the mills are ready to pay lo cents per pound, basis middling, for it. Ill defense of the practicability of this plan, it was pointed out that the current crop can hardly exceed 10,000 000 bales; that the world’s spinning and weaving industry in now breaking all previous records in the matter of new business and general prosperity; that most of the mills are sold up for a year to come on a basis of 14 cents co.ton, and have not as yet purchased the actual cotton with which to fulfill their contracts; that the farmer and not the speculator is entitled to profit by the shortness of the crop; that very, large portion of the crop lias already been sold below its value, and that the remainder must bring 15 cents if the season’s average price is to reach 12 1-2 cents, which is low when con trasted with the world’s requirements and the 1905 yield. President Jordan announces his in tention of immediately sending can V'd*N..iS IIHUU^U 111'-' v 11 .» These canvassers will call on the far mers and planters as rapidly as possi ble and secure from them written pledges to hold as many hales as they can—the number of bales to be stated —until the absence of cotton offered for supplies shall have brought the bid price up to 15 cents. Meanwhile the effort of speculative “shorts” to cover once the pressure on them is felt will, it is believed, exert a signal and favorable effect on the market both in America and Europe. “I have already received plcdsres from a number of reputable planters guaranteeing to take off the market many bales of cotton,” said offers around 11 cents have not thus far held cotton for everytime that figure only cotton that had to be sold to meet payments due has been turned loose. It is not our purpose to ask the far mers who are unable to h'dd cotton for- the higher prices to embarrass themselves by so doing-, but rather to insist on full market values or a little better. “This -they have all done, as the market tendency has clearly demon strated. Now we have reached a point of vantage where we can absolutely control the situation during the re mainder of the season. “We will send out canvassers to secure these pledges, dux expect, a large 'number to come in voluntarily by mail to our headquarters at Atlan ta. In fact, such pledges are now com ing to me by every mail. And within two or three weeks, the cotton world will awake to 'the significance of what we are doing. We are now a thorough ly organized and well equipped body and are receiving tbe support and co operation of the cotton growers all over the South.” On December 3rd., the day the gov ernment issues its annual crop esti mate—the farmers will hold meetings in every cotton growing county in the South, when they w’ill name state del egates. Later the annual meeting of the association will be held at Hot Springs, Ark., when general pfficers for the association will be selected. Want Old Customs. Syra.euse.-Dne hundred representa tives of the Six Nation Indians con cluded a meeting at the Ononda reser vation, tvhe re an effort was made to re vive the pagan religion make sacred the marriage relation and stamp out intemperance. The McKinley Memorial. Canton, O.—In the presence of Mrs. McKinley, the trustees of the McKin ley National Memorials Association, other noted guests and citizens and school children of Canton, the corner stone of the McKinley Monument, the gift of the American people, was for mally laid. Justice William R. Day, Secretary of State and Peace Com missioner to Paris during McKinley s administration, presided. Awoke a Full Fledged Soldier. Ne w York.—Sleep b'Cefcatrte hint in San Francisco. He awoke in Hoh’oiii lu, a prisoner in a guard house, wear ing the kahki fatigue uniform of a private in the United States Army made to serve a year in the army, lat er convicted as a deserter. He had not the least recollection of enlisting in his country’s service. His drived eyes looked out on a strange land. He had 3ost all trace of tinle. Even his name had been changed. The irian who had these weird expe riences is Frank J, Belyed in the army records; He iives iil (Jreertpoint, L. I. when he is at home.- He admitted that Belyed is riot his right riamri. He is a graduate of d well kriowri Eastern university and went \vest soon aCer taking his degree in engineering. For a time he was employed as a civil engineer. Then he tried his hand as a cowboy. He was a miner and prospector with indifferent success. December1) 1901, found him in San Francisco; Christmas was only two clays off, and the bright lights of the city blinked a wicked temptation to him to begin the celebration of the day thus early. The temptation was accentuated by the feel of a comfort able roll of bills in his pocket. His last Venture had been a liitle pros pecting speculation in the mountains in California. The roll contained close to .foOO—and Christmas just two days away! He met friends by the score. Every body seemed to be his friend. He dim ly remembers falling in at last with a squad of merry making soldiers, pri vates from the Presido. They took him to their arm® and told him he was When he awoke he was in the guard house at Honolulu. Later 'lie was courtmartialed and convicted as a de serter. Helyea says: “Exactly a year to the day an order came from Washington to discharge me, as there was no record to show that I had ever enlisted. I went to General Hughes, who was in command and asked him how much pay I was to receive for the timo I had been compelled to serve in the army. He told me there was nothing coming to me.” __ The Fight Against Child Labor. Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. 14..—The sec ond day’s session of the American Federation of Labor convention was called to order promptly at 9 o’clock by President Gompers. He called John Mitchell, second vice president, to the chair and James Duncan, the first vice president, read the annual report of the executive council. It gave in detail many of the points cov ered in the reports of the president, secretary and treasurer. Two meet ings of the council were held during the year, the last occurring in this city «n Saturday night. At these meetings many jurisdictional dis putes were brought up and recom mendations made, most of which have been complied with. The coppersmiths made application for a charter but it was denied and the organization was urged to affiliate with the amalgamated sheet metal workers’ international alliance. Ar rangements have been made for the consolidation of the two organizations. In the matter of the protection of children, the executive council had bills introduced in the legislatures of manv states, particularly in the South, prohibiting the employment ot child ren in mills, factories, mines and in dustrial establishments. Some pro gress was made but results during the year were not entirely satisfactory. President Gompers was authorized to enlist the assistance of other organ izations in Sicuring the passage of legislation in all states prohibiting the employyment of child labor. It was decided that in the future the executive council shall not inter fere in disputes between labor organi zations unless the unions involved have exhausted all means to bring about an adjustment of the differ ences. An assessment of one cent a mem ber a week for a period of four weeks was levied on the entire membership of the federation for the benefit of the International Typographical Union in its efforts to esablish an eight-hour work day in the job and commercial printing establishments in the United States and Canada. Unconfirmed Rumor. London.—The Standard publishes a report, which it is impossible to con firm, that Sir Charles Hardinge, is about to resign, and that he will succeed Sir Thomas Sanderson as permanent Secretary for Foreign Af fairs. Midshipmen Reduced. Annapolis, Md.-Midshipmen A. W. Fitch and Leigh Noyes, who acted as referee and timekeeper respectively in the fight between Branch and Meri wether, have been reduced to the ranks from their positions as cadet lieutenants. These two, with four young men who acted as seconds, are not regarded as having received their punishment for their part in the af fair..' [FOR GREATER MISSISSIPPI devoted to the Industrial, Commercial and Agrlcuf* lur'd! development of the Wonderful Resources of the State . , , i hems of Interest from all Quarters. ^__ 8r ^ K‘ BLAWESLEg’ JdcKson, Misa.J The first Saturday in December has been designated as the day for elec tion of officers for the various divis ions of the Mississippi division of the Southern Cotton Association, The people are urged to attend these meet ings and select good and active men to fill the places during the year to come. President Clark says: “I feel sure that all f ■'-minded men will agree with me thi$, the Southern Cot ton A isodiatioit has accomplished some good. That ffiuch more ean be accomplished by a better organization I feel assured.” Those who have kept track of whdt has been accomplished by (he Association will heartily agree with Mr. Clark, and more; those who have kept an eye on the organization I in the Association here is Hon. Wal ter Clark, and that largely to his effort with the efficient co-operation of Sec retary Woods, is due the success of the movement. In a short time it will be necessary to elect a president for the whole Association and we of Mis sissippi, who are aware of tlje intensi ty of purpose and freedom from mer cenary motives which characterizes the action of Mr.jClark, hope to see him placed at the*head of the Asso ciation Supli aotmn would not come so much to Mr. Cl,ark as an honor as it would be an honor to the Associa tion. The Mississipoi Industrial Exposi tion is in full blast at Jackson from Wednesday of this week and will run through until Saturday of next week. The display of products from various portions of the state are excellent and well worth coming miles to see, even by our own people. Everything, commencing with corn and cotton and on down the long list of horticultural and other products, is given a splendid showing The live stock exhibition is attracting even more attention than the exhibits in other sections of the fair. Several hundred head of cattle, horses, hogs, sheejj. goats and other animals are in the show ring and pro nounced as good as can be shown by any state in the union. Every fea ture of the exposition has been ar ranged so that there will be no hitch and the managers expect, to get through without trouble of any kind It is a great event for the State of Mississippi, and should be made per manent and under the direction of the state itself. The proposition to establish a Mis sissippi life insurance company has definite form and a canvas of the state is being made to secure the necessary stock and applications for insurance. It is proposed to call i't The Lamar Mutual Life Insurance Company of Mississippi. It will be a mutual com pany in every sense of the word. A company of, for and by the policy holders. While laws of the state require that a capital stock of $5,000 shall be paid dn, in addition to this, $50,000 will be paid in as a surplus to insure the company going through the first three years without impairment. This capital and surplus will be retired just as soon as the surplus reaches the lim [itations placed on it by law. Then it will be a mutual company from every standpoint. The policy holder will elect officers and control their ovyn company. All profits will go to policy noiaers, mere uein? iru &iuc^uwmas 'to share as long as they desire before making a division. Splendid headway is being made, the people being anx ious to patronize a home company. Organization will be effected in Janu ary and business commenced. Prof. A. B. McKay, horticulturist at the A. & M. College, issues a warn ing to the people of the state, to be ware of the fruit tree peddlers who are now traveling about over the state and selling trees at enormous prices. He says that many of these fellows air not only selling trees for several times their worth, but many are selling infe rior stock. Agents sell Elberta peach trees for $1 each when they can be bought from home nurseries for $1.50 per dozen. Then too, the spreading of the San Jose scale, is largely at tributed to foreign nursery stock. There are nurseries in Mississippi with the facilties of furnishing stock for home consumption, and they are. cer tainly deserving of the business. They offer stock that is acclimated and if the tree' should not prove true, the nursery is near and the trouble can be corrected. Buy your trees from borne people if possible and thereby encour age the keeping of our money in the channels of trade at home. Mississippi has enough idle land to support three times the present pop ulation, and more than that under the improved methods of farming. What we need most is good farmers who will buy small farms and cultivate them. This is the solution of the vexed labor problem that is at pres ent the cause of so much worry to our land owners. Cut the large farms up into small farms and sell to those who aril! (till JihfiTTL- — -‘‘p1— 1 The St. Louis Kcpflblie in a splendid article gave much credit to the work of the textile school at our A. &. M College. This article has already been reproduced in a large number of the state papers. That is well and good. Mississippi has proven a pioneer in more than one good work and prom ises to be a more protiettticed leader in the future. The textile school is along the right lines. At the present time is necessary to send to New England for experienced men to suc cessfully operate onr cotton mills. Tliig is not right. We should and will educate them here at home and give these good salaries to our home boys. The cotton manufacturing industry is in its infancy as far as Mississippi is concerned, 'but it will not always be thus. We will eventually manu facture all of the cotton we raise and then there will be work for the ^>ung men who are now learning the intrica cies of the business. Learn our young men to handle all propositions aris ing and then it will not be necessary to send away for men when they are needed. This what is meant by a "Greater Mississippi.” The writer has been contending for this kind of an organization for ten years and is of course very much grat ified at the turn affairs have taken. Tt means that in the near future that our people will quit sending their mil lions to the north and keep it there at home to aid in the development of our great country. That we will not in the future make contributions to a campaign fund and have the gigantic money corporations using the money sent them in trust to thwart our hon est efforts. That our money will no linger flow into channels creating com binations that will almost take a rev olution to overthrow. Then it means that, being strictly mutual, we will not have the grasping tendency of money-mad financiers, even among our own people, to fight in the future. It means that we will have a Mississippi company in which the profits go to the policy holder and to him alone. It will be economically and honestly managed in the interest of the policy holder. As has been remarked before by the writer; Mississippi is one of only five -dates in the Union that are entirely tree from grafting in high places. This distinction is accorded by a well known writer who is in a position to know. Now onr people should think more of this distinction than would at first appear. It means that we are still free from the despicable politi cal grafter who.by questionable means has himself elected to an office and then by more questionable means uses the functions of that office to his gain. Such action has 'become so common in many states that it is little thought of and the practice is becoming more gen. oral year by year. Let us thank God that such is not the case in Mississip pi, and at the same time be ever alert to the first symptoms of such methods in onr state. Nip it in the bud. When an official, be he high or low, is de tected in anything that smacks of graft, promptly and without ceremony relegate him to the .rear or the pen itentiary where he belongs. It is the duty of every good citizen to keep an open-eye for such reprehensible prac tices and never allow them to gain a foothold in our state. Keep out a strict watch. Mendenhall announces. the location of another large Woodwork ing plant for that enterprising little city. Twenty acres of ground has been secured. and the work of con struction will begin at once. The new plant will likely be in operation by Feb. 1st and will give labor to a large number of employees. Good for Men denhall. Several train loads of home seekers will visit the state between this and Xmas. They come here for the purpose of buying land and making this their future home. Lend them every en couragement. We need good people to assist in the work of development. A great many of these are the kind of people we need. Help to locate them with us. Friar Point is taking on a great deal of new life and is pushing to the front. A pulp‘mill, shingle mill and brick plant are among the improvements now contemplated. The population has more than doubled since 1900 and | business accordingly. Tippah county will likely have a fair next’ year. The Ripley Sentinel under the able management of Hon. A. C. Anderson, has taken the matter up and is pushing it. Expressions from prominent citizens of the coun ty favoring the proposition are being received and published. There is no investment that Tippah county could make that would prove more remuner ative. By all means have a fair next fall. - Always in the Leah! DUKE’S CASH STORE, SCOOBA. MISSISSIPPI._ HEADQUARTERS FOR Staple and Fancy Groceries, Dr* Goods, Clothing, Notions Boots, Shoes and Hats, Etc. Heavy and Shelf Hardware, tinware, Crockeryware and Cattery*. Harness, Saddles and Bridles. Wagons, Buggies, MoCormiok Moir** era Rakes and Pattee Cultivates. _________ Coffins, Caskets and Undertake*?** / Supplies. IMPROVED PRAIRIE FARM AND TIM. BEREU LANDS FOR SALK, FOR DASH OH s ON EASY TERMS. JAS. H. DCTKE, Proprietor, & SCOOBA. MISSISSIPPI. ___ HARNESS! HARNESS! HOME-MADE HARNESS Manufactured out of the BEST of OAK TANNED Leather. Styles Up-to-date. Workmanship Perfect. Prices Cheap. Compare our Line with that of others andjconvinced that WE MAKE THE BEST. Manufacturer’s Agents for “STUDEBAKER” and “WHITE HICKORY” Wagons. Proprietors of all “RED ROSE” Brands and the Cele brated “STAR” FLOUR. THREEFOOT BROS, & CO., WHOLESALE GROCERS. MERIDIAN, - - - MISS Edwin McMokries, President. H. L. Bab dwell, Cashier. Ioiin Kempf.k, Vice-President. C. W. Robinson, 2nd Vice-President. Walker Broach, Assistant Cashier. FIRST NATIONAL BANK, M£SSDIAN, MiSS. The large combined capital and surplus of this Bank $360,000, (the larges* of any bank in this State) is a strong bulwark of protection for depositors. 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