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1 VOI, XXXI. SCOOBA, MISS., THURSDAY, JANUARY 25. 1900.____NO. 22
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Meridian, Miss. Branch office in Scooba, Miss. A member oKtbe firm will be in Sooobs •very «atur<SUl* irHE MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE )UR CORRESPONDENTS’ WEEK LY LETTER. rHE SOLONS’ DAILY GRIND Subjects f Legislation Recommended and Acted Upon From Day to Day. j House and Senate Bills Passed and Other Items of General Interest. Mr. Glover offered the concurrent •esolution: “To amend section 201 if the constitution. It shall be the luty of the legislature to encourage >y all suitable means the promotion >f intellectual, scientific, moral and igricultural improvement, by estab ishing a uniform system of free pub ic schools by taxation or otherwise ’or all children between the ages of 1 and 18 years, and as soon as praeti •able to establish schools of higher grades; but the legislature may forbid >y law any child attending said school vhose parent is liable for poll tax hat has failed or refused to pay poll ax for that year. And that the sec ■etary of state be and he is hereby in itructed to prepare such amendment o be submitted to the qualified elect >rs of the state of Missisippi to be ■oted on for the rejection or adoption it the next general election bold in his state for governor, and report .o the succeeding legislature in 1908, is to whether the same has earned >r not, for their action incorporating t in the constitution. ” The house by a vote of SS to 25, jassed the constitutional amendment providing for an elective judiciary. File amendment as reported by the hidiciary committee provides for only liree supreme court judges and does lot vacate tlie term of any judge or •hanccllor. It cuts off the term of supreme judges to eight years instead if nine in order to make them coin ode with the general elections. The iouse also passed a bil appropriating 57,500 to pay the expenses of the liq lidation in the boundary dispute be tween Louisiana and Mississippi, and passed a bill appropriating money to pay the presidential electors. Vicksburg bad an inning with the legislature and several matters of con siderable interest to that city were nassed upon, generally favorably. The house committee reported favorably 1 bill appropriating $2,500 per annum 'o support of the Confederate hospit il annex. The senate passed a bill authorizing the city of Vicksburg to mild a road to the Military Park and die senate committee reported favor ably on the house bill creating a com tnission to establish the memorials in the park. The house nassed a bill appropriat ing money to support the national |uard, after spending two hours in Its discussion. The bill carries $7,500 |:>r one year and $10,000 for the next. New Bills. H. B. 136—Mr. Crumpton: To pre tent operation of billiard, pool tables rnd ten pin alleys within five miles of A. & M. College. Universities and colleges. H. B. 137—Mr. Brown of Adams: Creating and establishing department i f agriculture. H. B. 138—Mr. Turner, of Carroll:: Providing for record of names of sol nnfl ooilnrc yxf r» fnrlnc'a fo etafpe Pensions. H. B. 139—Mr. House: Appropria tion for protection of state property. Public buildihgs and grounds. H. B. 140—Mr. Wells: Appropria tion for protection of state property. Public buildings and grounds. H. B. 141—Mr. Bullard: To pro hibit taking oysters from new public reef or bed. Fisheries, commerce and shipping. Mr. Bullard withdrew H. B. 42, on same subject, and introduced in its place H. B. 141. , 11. B. 142—Mr. Errington: Re lating to deposition of juvenile offen ders. ’ H. B. 165—Mr. Lockwood: Re garding glandered animals. Agricul ture. H. B. 166—Mr. Williams: Autho rizing the Board of Supervisors of Quitman county to order an election. Local and private legislation. II. B. 167—Mr. Norment: For sup port, • repairs, etc., A. & M. college. Universities and colleges. H. B. 16S—Mr. Norment: To pro tect horticulture, fruit, etc. Agricul ture. Ways and Means :Reported adver sely on H. B. 24. This is the Boddie bill, placing a privilege of $25,000 on future dealers COLLISION IN GEORGIA. operator at Minalanta, tonight,. Th< Engine and Train Meet on Single known dead are Walter S. Taylor, en Track, Killing Two Men. gineer of the switch engine, of At Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 21.—Two men lainta, and Edward E. Rock, telegrapl were instantly killed, another is miss- operator at Mina. T. J. Eden, fire ino- believed’to be under the debris, man of the switch engine, is missinj and a fourth fatally scalded, as the and is believed tf> be under the debris result of a head on collision between W. E. Head, switchman, was fatalb a north bound freight train and a scalded. Engineer New, of the fas switch engine on the Seaboard Air freight, and his fireman jumped anc Line Railroad, near Mina, a small were uninjured. Both engines ant station about eight, miles from At- freight cars are total wrecks. A minority report was submitter ■by seven members who favored tin measure. Manufactures—H. B. 75: To pro tect purchasers and dealers fron short weights. Do not pass. H. B. 14(i: To regulate sale of cer tain mill products; providing for cor rect weighing and marking. Do pass. Judieiary-H. B. 59: Regarding holding of chancery courts. Do pass. Passage of Bills. H. B. 3—Mr. Foster: To appropri ate $2,500 for 1900 and $2,500 for 1907 for maintenance of Confederate hospital annex at Vicksburg. Passed without a dissenting vote and sent to senate on motion of Mr. Foster. H. B. 90—Mr. Ross: To pay costs in case of T. J. Stormont vs. Mrs. Sue Inlow et. al. The appropriation is $102.47; 111 yeas. 0 nays. S. B. 19—To pay presidential elec tors amount due, $4S3.00. This bill was introduced in the senate by Mr. Mcllbenny, and passed that house on January 13. Passed by vote of 101. H. B. Nov 109—To pay balance due on furniture purchased by new cap itol, amounting to $1,700. Passed. Another question of some impor tance is being discussed by the mem bers in the lobbies and may shortly ■be brought up in the Legislature. This is the matter of enrolling the chapters of the new Code as fast as they are adopted. When the old Code was adopted it was adopted simply in the printed form, with all the amend ments made by the Legislature in terlined and margined. This printed copy, with interlineations, is the orig inal law a'nd has been in the keeping of the Secretary of State. It is being suggested that this is a most danger ous form in which to put the Code, as it might be changed or altered by . i -i • _ 1 any unscrupulous pci.sun wnu ucbucu to do so. The original of the Code is open to access by any citizen of the state and there is nothing to prevent interlineations if some designing per son should choose to do so. It would be almost impossible to prove an in terlineation to be a forgery, and un der the decision of the Supreme Court the original Code, as interlined, is the law, and there is no going behind it. State Revenue Agent Wirt Adams has submitted a report to the Legis lature covering his investigation of the books and accounts of the various state institutions, made in accordance with a joint resolution adopted at the last session. The report is devoid of sensations, contains no sensational dis closures, although it reveals quite a number of errors in the books and ac counts of the several institutions, due to carelessness or incompetent book keeping, and revealing no criminality in any quarter. The report deals es pecially with the affairs of the peni tentiary and the work reflects especial credit on Mr. W. W. Simon ton, depu ty state revenue agent, expert ac countant who performed practically all of the work, and made a most searching investigation of prison af fairs. In his summaries showing the crops raised orr'the various convict farms the report contains the words “No cotton seed,” although the ac count for the same farm shows a cot ton crop raised for that season. This is doubtless due in many, if not all instances, to the rotting of seed, used as fertilizers, etc. Meriwether Trial. Annapolis, Md.—Whether or not, Minor Meriwether, Jr., of Lafayette, La., is to continue his career as a mid shipman in the United States Navy rests wim iiie uecisiuu v±. me ^uciai court-martial which has been in ses sion here for the last three weeks try ing midshipmen on charges of hazing. James M. Monroe, counsel for the accused, made a forceful plea for ac quittal. During the course of his ar gument he pointed out that young Meriwether had been the victim of a chain of unfortunate circumstances, and while the testimony of both sides showed that the Louisiana lad had caused certain "plebes” to do the "stunts,” termed as "hazing,” il also showed that the young man had entered into the pranks with the spir it of frolicsome fun, and that the ac cused did not in any way mean to be harsh with the new boys and treat them cruelly, as has been done ir some cases. In view of this, he asked the court to weigh carefully all of the connec tions with the case before rendering its decision. Mr. Monroe dwelt al some length upon the Hazing Law stating that it was a harsh one, ir that dismissal was prescribed as pun ishment for every offense, no matte: however trivial. He further saic that, in the present instance, the Su perintendent of -the Naval Academy could inflict ample punishment by 'he assignment of demerits. 'FOR GREATER MISSISSIPPI ] Derated to tho Industrial, Commercial and Agricul tural Development of the Wonderful Resources of the State .... Items of Interest from all Quarters. By H. E. BLAKESLEE, JacKson, Mis The legislative session now at Jack son is the source of many lines of news matter and columns of specula tion at present. The law makers are grinding away at their Herculean task, and fairly good progress is be ing reported daily. 'The appropria tions for common school education has passed t'he house, although a lit tle opposition has been encountered there. This goes to the country schools and every citizen participates in the benefit more or less. The pen sion appropriation will go through the same as last year. The A. & M. College asks for something like $300, 000. 000 in addition to the regular ap propriation, and 'the University and 1. I. & C. are also seeking additional appropriations. While the legislative body is not inclined to be parsimoni ous in the least, 'these demands will be trimmed considerably before 'be ing made laws. The Medical Asso ciation wants $100,000 to erect a char ity hospital at some convenient and centrally located point. Supt. Whit field wants $100,000 to build a nor mal training sebool for teachers, Gen. Lee and the Veterans’ Association want $100,000 for monuments at Vicksburg, the Deaf and Dumb board asks for $75,000 for an addition to their new building, the Insane hos pital board asks for something over $100,000 to enlarge that institution the National Guard want an increas ed appropriation as well as other in terests too numerous to mention. There is no denying the fact that pverv one of these demands is backed by a present need and if the funds were available, they Should be given what was asked, but on this “if" there hangs a tale. In the senate a gentleman with the statistics at hand made the statement that expenditures in Mississippi during the past five years had increased 20 per cent fast er than the increase in revenue. This is not a very healthy state of affairs and calls for careful consideration at the hands of the legislature. Ex penses are bound 'to increase but there should ‘be a corresponding increase in the receipts. A period of prosperity that necessarily increases the expen ses of handling the state’s business should show a corresponding increase in the revenues. While the demands for increased appropriations for es tablished institutions continue, noth ing specifically is done to increase the source of revenue. Over half the land in the state is paying taxes at the rate of $1.25 per acre or less when it should be much higher. Millions of acres is being denuded of its tim ber and allowed to waste and wash in gulleys. Billions of dollars worth of crude material is being shipped to other states for manufacture, and the profit lost to Mississippi. Would it not be well for the lawmakers to se riously consider the proposition to spend a few thousand upon a depart ment that would tend to increase the revenue to counterbalance the in creased expenditures? Several bills have been introduced looking to the establishment of a department under the head of agriculture, commerce, immigration or various combinations of the names. None of them have pro gressed very far from the fact that they are opposed by conflicting inter ests, m some eases my some oi me in stitutions asking for the largest in crease in appropriations. A bond is sue of more than a million dollars is imperative, and without some means of increasing revenues bond issues will ‘be multiplied as the years go 'by. The thinking people can devote some serious thought to this subject with profit. There is a great deal more that can be said upon the subject but this is enough to get your thinkers busy. The little city of Maben takes stock of itself, as it were, at the end of the past year, and shows a grati fying degree of prosperity. The new year resolutions, if subscribed to bj all god citizens will show a more prosperous year for the present, Among these resolutions is noted the organization of a business league, s stock company for the purpose of bor ing an artisian well, the building ol an electric light plant, that a respon sible party shall be contracted with to keep the streets in good condition the construction of a telephone ex change, a dormitory for the publie school, etc. Should all of these things come to pass in a single year Maben ■would be the banner town of the state. It is with pleasure that the writei notes that the Union Central Life Insurance, Co., in a recent report shows that it has invested in the state of Mississippi the sum of $436,689. in loans upon approved real estate This company, at least, is putting a portion of the money received in pre miums 'back in the state. That is just what all of them should do. Miss issippi money paid for life insurance should be invested here • Magee, down in Simpson county, seems determined to keep t'he oil fev er that has been worked up to a high pitch. The following notice recent ly appeared in 'the Courier: “The well of water on Jeff Pow ell’s place two miles from Magee, which has from week to week of late been showing more and more evidence of oil, has begun to present a new and strange phenomena in the way of a dark substance in the water. This dark coloring and substance, which resembles the pediment from coal or the part of coal that always goes with oil, made its appearance in this well of water only a few days ago and many have visited it since this new condition , to examine and get speci mens of the water. The water still contains about the same amount of oil as it did before it was darkly col ored, also still retains the strong odor of oil which it had heretofore given off. This strange phenomenon was hard to understand at first and some suspicions were aroused over the con jecture that the water was being tam pered with, but after close examina tion of the latter and some investiga tion, it has been decided that the con tinual rising of gas coming in contact with the air has produced this color ing. Mr. R. A. Drummond has been busy for several weeks securing op tions on t'he lands surrounding this well, until now, nearly three thous and acres have been tied up. The Ma gee Oil, Gas & Mineral Co., expects to have a meeting of their directors and stockholders about the middle of Jan nary to settle upon plans of boring and to make every preparation neces sary to begin work. It has been estimated that $12,000 will sink the first well, and it is stated that the money is forthcoming.” It is to be sincerely hoped that the pioneers of oil prospecting in our state will be successful and that in a very few years we will not have to contend with John D. and the other magnates that have a weakening for every thing that is oily. Who dares to predict how soon this state of affairs will be present in old Mississippi? Labor troubles for the large plant ers have already begun to show on the surface for the present year. Agents in the hill sections of the state are having troubles with the planters who object to having their labor car ried away and so on. This brings to the front again the final adjustment of the problem of working the land in Mississippi. It seems that the rem edy for this is in the importation of white families seeking homes who will buy 30, 40 or CO acres of land, work it themselves and earn a sustenance therefrom. There are thousands of just such families that would come here and make this their home if they knew of what our state had to offer. If -they knew that the death rate in Mississippi was less than the general average in the United States and that with the whites alone wTas only 11.60. that'lands are cheap here, that the climate is unexcelled, that our people are law-abiding and hospitable, that Mississippi spends more on education according to taxable values than any state in the union with the exception of Massachusetts, that a man can live here cheaper than anywhere in the union, and other pertinent matters of • j -L It - ..„ „ • 1^ li.rtrv*rt cnfil-orc mtcicaii tv/ v -— • By all means the legislature should es tablish that deuartment of Agricul ture, Commerce and Immigration for just such work as outlined. Work was begun in Jackson last week on a new $150,000 power plant and several miles of additional street railway lines, a new freight de^ot for the Illinois Central which is the first step for the removal of the old one and the final building of a $400,000 passenger station, a $25,000 cold stor age plant by the Armour people and several industries of smaller note. Work was also commenced upon a new brick and stone department store that will be the largest in the state by one-fourth and a five story office building. The year just passed has seen the completion of several buildings four, five and six stories in height and as many more are under construction and contract for the present year. Two hundred and fifty residences are being built at the pres ent time and verily the Capital City is prospering as never before. The citiens claim that fully 50,000 people will be here to enumerate when the census takers roam again kt 1910, and the prospects are excellent. HUMANE SOCIETY PROTESTS. , Bill to Extend Time of Feeding Cat tle in Shipment Opposed. Springfield, 111., Jan. 21.—A let ter protesting against the passing of an act by congress to extend the per iod by which stock may be carried by shipment without food and watei has been addressed to President Roosevelt by the Springfield, Human* Society. Always in fne Lead! DUKE’S CASH STORE, SOOOBA, MISSISSIPPI. HEADQUARTERS FOR Staple and Fancy Groceries, Dr* Goods, Clothing, Notions Boots, Shoes and Hats, Etc. Heavy and Shelf Hardware, Tinware, Crockeryware and Cutlery^ f - |. ■■ Harness, Saddles and Bridles. Watfona, Busies, MoCormlok Moir-i Q^rB Rakes and Pattee Cultlvatd^s. _[_____ -_4 Coffins, Gaskets and Undertaker*' Supplies. —■ ■ ■-jgCJn '■ 1 ... IMPBOTKP PRAIRIE FARM AND TIM. DlflRKD LANDS FOR SALE, FOR CASH OR OIV EASY TERMS. JAS. H. DUKE, Proprietor. NCOOBA. MISSISSIPPI. - — ■ — _9 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 and’convinced that ' WE MAKE THE BEST. Manufacturer’s Agents for “STU DEB AKER” and “WHIT* HICKORY” Wagons. Proprietors all “RED ROSE” Brands and the Cele brated “STAR” FLOUR. THREEFOOT BROS. & CO., WHOLESALE GROCERS. MAStimAN, ... Miss «dwin McMorries, President. H. L. Bardwell, Cashier. joHN Kemper, Vice-President. C. AT. Robinson, 2nd Vice-Present. Walker Broach, Assistant Cashier. FIRST NATIONAL BANK, MER1DIAN, MSSS. The large combined capital and surplus of this Bank $360,000, (the largo#* of any bank in this State) is a strong bulwark of protection for deposiMjra. CAPITAL, ------- *26000000 SURPLUS.- 100,000 00 STOCKHOLDERS’ LIABILITY, - - 1 260,000.00 PROTECTION TO DEPOSITORS, - $620,000-00 We Solicit Accounts of Individuals, Firms and Corporations and Offtjrarwy Accommodation Consistar.t with Safe and Legitimate* Banking. 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