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VOL. XXXI SCOOBA, MISS., THURSDAY, MAY 17. 1900. NO. 38
_ ._ _ MISSISSIPPI NEWS ITEMS OF INTEREST EROM ALL SECTIONS. AN EPITOME OF THE NEWS Culled From Important Happening# Throughout the State During the Past Week and Reviewed in Brief. _ New Corporation#. The following new charters have been approved by the governor, on the advice of the attorney general: C. L. Gray Lumber Company, Meri dian, capital stock $70,000; for the ■ale and manufacture of lumber and timber. Berry Drug Company, Columbia, Marion County; J. R. and M. R. Berry incorporators; capital stock $10,000. American Lumber Company, Hous ton, Chickasaw county; capital stock $5,000. Sumral Telephone and Telegraph Company, Sumral, Lamar county, to equip private line from Sumral to Hattiesburg and Silver Creek; Dr. J. R. A. derson, D. R. Campbell and others, incorporators; capital stock $5,000. (Byers Painting Apparatus Com pany, Gulfport; J. J. Byers, William A. Davis, W. Beall and others incor porators; capital stock $10,000. Leakesville Lumber Company, Leakesville, Greene county; J. J. Mc Innis, II. E. Mclnnis, L. Evans and others, associated; saw mills, planers and general lumber distributors; cap ital s'ock $50,000. Purvis Holiness Tabernacle, Pur vis, Lamar county, T. C. King, J. D. Bond, J. H. Breland, Rev. Holdout and others, incorporators; no capital; to preach holiness and the Gospel in Lamar county and other parts. Meeds Lumber Companj', Hatties burg; P. J. Toomer, W. Meeds, S. B. Williams and others, incorporators; c. pital stock $10,000. Cotton Association. The members of the Mississippi Di vision of the Southern Cotton Asso ciation are looking forward with interest to the forthcoming confer ence of officers of the organization in the several Southern States. The meeting will be made up of presi dents, secretaries and treasurers of the organization for purposes of con ference, and the fact that Jackson is selected as the meeting place is significant, seeing that the matter of selection was left to President Harvie Jordan, of the general organization. Dr. Will H. Woods, the State Secre tary, states that one of the reasons is that it is generally conceded that Mississippi’s organization is about as complete and perfect as any in the circuit, which is a tribute to the ex ecutive ability of President Walter Clark, whose personality has so strong ly impregnated the whole State and l„.l 4, 41, ~ __, 4 l.* 'U ~4„ 4 - * VI* IU 1.11V I'l VUV11 K lllgl* VVUIV Vi. Vlii ciency of the Mississippi Association. It is likely that the Mississippi plan of organization will be adopted by the other states in the Association and that her system of disseminating the necessary information and other data will commend itself to all. The date of the meeting is not yet defi nitely fixed, but it will probabaly be near the'end of the month, and in all likelihood about the 31st. President Jordan, Organizer Smythe and Secre tary Richard Cheatham will be pres ent, along with other giants, including Captain J. McC. Martin, Hon. S. A. Witherspoon and other Mississippians who are carrying the torch of enlight enment and improvement. After the meeting here there will be a gather ing of the clans at Hermanville for one of the biggest meetings in the se ries in the home county of that wheel horse in the work, Captain Martin. Ready for Visitors. Local members of No. 105, United Commercial Travelers, are all ready for the welcome and entertainment of the visitors expected at Vicksburg to attend the Grand Council meeting of Mississippi and Louisiana. New wneans, it is learned, win sena one or two special cars; Natchez will do likewise, and a number of delegates are expected from Monroe, Shreve port and from East Mississippi. The programme for the two days’ meeting 17th and 18th, is most attractive, and will be pleasant for the visitors. To Issue Bonds. The board of supervisors of Warren county decided to advertise for an issue of $50,000 worth of jail bonds. An advertisement for bids for the same has been made, but it was found that serial bonds bought at better prices, so the change was made. Mexican Governor Will Head Expe tion for that Purpose. El Paoo, Tex., May 13.—Goversor Isabel, of Sonora, Mexico, is organiz ing an expedition to go from Harme sillo, Mexico, to the Island of Tiburon, just off Modican coast for the purpose of capturing or driving from island t he Seri Indians who not long ago tor tured and then murdered the party of Tom Grindell, an American prospec tor. \ Gulfport Selected. The Bankers’ Association of Miss issippi adjourned at Meridian after s two days’ session, which is said tc have been one of the most successful ever held in the state. Gulfport wai selected as the next meeting place, the date of the meeting to be announced at some later date. There was only one other place put in nomination, that of Brookhaven, which was beaten by an overwhelm ing vote by the harbor city. The following officers were elected by an unanimous vote: For president—E. M. McMorres, Me ridian. „ For vice president—J. M. Fletcher, Kosciusko. , For secretary and treasurer—G. W. Griffith, of Vicksburg. , , Executive Committee —0. Newton, chairman, Brookhaven; E. N. Yates, Macon; S. J. High, Tupelo; W. G. Simpson. Meridian; R. C. King, Green wood. , For vice president, first district— John T. Osborne. For vice president, second district —C. Fort, Holly Springs. For vice president, third district— R. E. 'Wilburn, Lexington. Fore vice president, fourth district —W. S. Webster, Winona. . For vice president, fifth district— W. D. McRaren, Meridian. For vice president, sixth district— D. L. Batson, Poplarville. For vice nresident. seventh distriet —Woodson Atkinson, Summit. Gor vice president, eighth district —Geo. F. Bauer, Yazoo City. K. of P. Convention. The Mississippi Grand Lodge of the Knights of Pythias, finished its work of its thirty-third annual session and adjourned at Jackson. Hattiesburg was selected as the next place of meeting. The grand officers elected for the ensuing year were: F. M. Johnson, Escatawpa, grand chancellor; G. C. Kendalt, Meridian, grand vice chancellor; W. A. Sessions, Jackson, grand prelate; Sam Mont gomery, Greenville, grand master-at arms; H. M. Quinn, Jackson, grand keeper of records and seals; B. T. Thomas, Grenada, grand master of exchequer; R. Whittaker, Centerville, grand inner guard; M. B. Abbey, Cor inth, grand outer guard. A test vote showed that the local lodges of the state are opposed to the proposition of reducing the age limit for membership admission from twen ty-one to eighteen years, and the re presentatives will so vote at the meet ing of the supreme lodge in New. Or leans in September. The supreme lodge representatives are Gen. W. D. Cameron, of Meridian and D. S. Wright of Hattiesburg. The grand officers were installed with appropriate exercises, and the grand chancellor was authorized to expend $60, or as much as necessary, in payment of special deputies during flirt npyf. ■fprm Increase of 874. By request of the Brookhaven Pro gressive Union the city council or dered an enumeration of the city’s population and the result attained is as follows: Brookhaven’s present population is 3652, an increase of 874 since the last census; the suburban population, not including Pearlhaven, is 2119, making a total of 5771. The population of Pearlhaven, located near and including the Pearl River Timber Mills, is estimated at about 1200, which would bring the present popula tion, included in the two-mile square in and about Brookhaven, a fraction less than 7000 inhabitants. Destroyed By Fire. Burnham Bros.’ saw mill and the Magte Gin Company’s plant at Ma gee were entirely destroyed by fire at an early hour this morning, Burn ham Bros, place their loss at about $3,000, with no insurance. The Ma gee Gin Company’s loss is about $5,000, with $4,000 insurance in the Royal Exchange of England. Wheeling, W. Ya. May 13.—At the first regular meeting of the Council of the new town of Patterson, adjoin ing this city on the east, Mayor-elect W. H. H. Williams invited the village clergyman to offer prayer. The pas tor performed the duty with due so 1 enmity, and then remained to hear the regular business proceedings. The first matter taken up was the granting of a saloon license for William Snyder who had previously been doing busi ness under a county license. With $10,000 Capital. A charter of incorporation was giv en in for publication for the Gulfport Creosote Works. Captain J. T. Jones is the promoter. The capital stock is fixed at $10,000. Damage to Shipping. San Francisco.—A survey by the underwriters shows that the damage done to vessels at the Union Iron Works by the earthquake has been considerable. The two-foot freighters Mexican and the Columbia, in course of construction for the American-Hi waiian Steamship Company were found in their cradels, and damaged to the extent of about $15,000 each. FOR GREATER MISSISSIPPI ' Devoted to the Industrial, Commercial and Agricul tural Development of the Wonderful Resources of the State .... Items of Interest from all Quarters. ^ \ By H. E. BLAKESLEE, Jaclsen, Miss. J On the 3rd, 4th and 5th inst., Jack son had the honor of entertaining some 1,500 teachers from every coun ty in the State, and from almost every supervisors district. It was a body that any city might have esteemed it an honor to have had within its con fines. They were the people who are striving to dessiminate knowledge and prepare our youth £or the battles of life. Engaged in a great work, that while it may not be especially remu nerative in dollars and cents, has a reward that money cannot buy for those who are faithful to the trust. It was a body of intelligent men and women that are supplying the founda tion upon which we are to build a “Greater Mississippi,” and eventual ly come into the possession of that which is rightfully ours. These an nual gatherings are of inestimable ben efit in a number of ways. The coun try school marm forgets for the time the worry and cares that come with her work. They meet and greet each other upon a common footing and es tablish a fraternal feeling that only personal association will nrmg aDout. Experiences are exchanged and sugges tions offered and discussed, therebp giving to all a result that might oth erwise require years of study and toil to bring about. Prominent educators from other states are invited to meet with them and tell of what is being done in their commonwealths, and the means used to accomplish a stated end. It is an encyclopedia of infor mation concerning the public schools and the work to be done by the teach ers opened for the benefit of all who attend. , The example set by our worthy teachers is fit for emulation by those concerned in other lines of work. Or ganization is the most powerful fac tor in the accomplishment of any task, and it is passing strange that more do not avail themselves of the oppor tunity to form associations with reg ular meeting times and thereby help themselves by helping others. The writer hopes to see all interests of our great State get together in a com mon movement for the general good, and feels sure that in a few more years the man who does not belong to an organization which represents his avocation, will be an exception rather than a rule. President Walter Clarke of the Cot ton Association while attending a meeting of the National Convention of the Cotton Planters and Spinners, is credited with the followingstraight from-the-shoulder remarks concerning bucket shops and curb speculators in cotton: “The bane of the cotton planter, as well as the spinner, is the so-called cotton broker or middle man. All over the South there ai-e little bro kerage concerns which are nothing more or less than bucket shops, and the profits they xeap are immense. 1 firmly believe that these middle men cost the South $100,000,000 a year. They cost the State of Mississippi last year a million dollars or more. I was told by a leading planter, mer chant and banker of Yazoo City that the cost of this business to that com munity in the last six months alone, was at least $500,000. It is a great wrong to the cotton planter and the spinner that the price of the staple should be fixed by the manipulations of gamblers. The idea of a planter buyign cotton when by so doing he is buying against himself, is ridicu lous, but that is what is done every day. In nearly every town in the South there are what the brokers term cotton exchanges, but in reality they are bucket shops. They bear no re semblance whatever to a great, cotton exchange, such as is maintained in Memphis and a few other Southern cities.’’ A Detroit newspaper recently of fered a cash prize for the best short essay on “Why I am proud of Mis sissippi.” It was won by Master Ed Alexander of Marshall county. The next two prizes also went to Percy Laws and Manilue Hall of the same county. This goes to show that Mar shall county has a number of boys who are proud of Mississippi and are not backward in putting it in black and white. It is gratifying to know that the young people of the State are enough interested to enter a con test where the many things to be proud of are to be enumerated. Shoots Himself. Jesse James, a well-known young man, accidentally Shot and painfully wounded himself at Sumrall while us ing a pistol carelessly. The ball en tered the calf of one of his legs. The average condition of the grow ing wheat crop on May 1st was 91 as I compared with 89 on April 1st, 1906, and 92 on May 1st 1905 and 85.8 mean | of the May average for the last ten years. No state in the union offers to the naan with moderate means such in ducements as does Mississippi. Sere we are all upon one common foting and every man has an equal chance. There ai'e no multi-millionaires that consider it a condescension to speak to a laboring man and hesitate to soil their kid gloves by shaking his hand. The man with forty acres and a mule is shown just as much consideration as the man who owes a plantation or is president of a banking institution. The woman in a gir^rham dress, be it neat and clean, is just as much a queen as the one who owns a coach and dresses in silks and -fine linen. Such is the result of wise laws and an. equitable administration of the same. We want to perpetuate this condition of affairs. To keep our State as an inviting haven for the man who has brain and brawn and desires to live and die happy. The duty of every citizen is to work con stantly to that end. The West Point Leader has recently issued an excellent edition that gives a vast amount of information concern ing West Point and Clay county. Ev ery matter that would interest good i • i • 11 i i? 1 l, —— >CCA.l II” 1IUU1C& 111 mat ocv-uun u«o UVVU handled in a brief and convincing manner. The showing made should be a source of gratification to the good people of that rich prairie section. The benefits to accrue will no doubt be exceedingly satisfactory. The prairie section of our State is rich and healthful and fast coming into a high state of cultivation. The land produces splendidly of the staple crops and satisfactory results have been attained in the fruit, trucking, hay and other crops. Within a few years it is plainly evident this part of the state will be one of the richest and most prosperous sections in the whole South. Houston makes an admirable show ing in an industrial way, and that too within the remarkable short period of about two years. There are in Hous ton fourteen industrial plants exclu sive of the light and water plants and several more in course of construc tion. While these plants are gener ally small, they are owned and op erated by home people and are thriv ing in no unmistakable degree. They furnish employment for a large num ber of people and a market for the produce raised in the vicinity of that town. A number of small factories are better than one large one, though the combinations of capital known as the trusts are striving to drive them out of 'business, and the community with a diversity of interests is a better one than that with all eggs in one basket. The first county from which any thing like a definite estimate of the increase in property valuations from the assessment under way is that of Perry. Assessor McKinnon states to a reporter that the assessment in that county will approximate $16,000,000 against $7,000,000 at the last period. While there has been a healthy in crease along all lines, the greatest come from the pine land holdings in the county. This land is being put in at from $20 to $30 per acre this year against $1 to 8 before. So it be gins to seem that the holders of our timber wealth are going to pay*1 their proportion of the taxes necessary to run the State government and bring about the development that is making it more valuable year by year. it is estimated that the cost of adding a car line would be small in compari son with the benefits to accrue. In this age of progress it becomes neces sary for communities desiring to keep what they have and to get more, to show a spirit of energy and enter prise. The one that lags is sure to fall behind in the possession. The uaicuwuiu la. Hustle auu neep hi iu Holly Springs citizens are awaken ing to the necessity of a cheap and rapid means of transit from the depot up town, a distance of more than a mile. A correspondent in one of the city papers recently urged the build ing of an electric railway and ad vanced convincing arguments in sup port of his contention. The city owns an excellent light and water plant and While Wisconsin was worrying with eight inches of snow a few days since,1 Mississippi was experiencing balmy sprng weather.__ Photographing from Baloons. San Francisco.—The signal corps of the United States army is photograph ing San Francisco’s ruins from ba loons. A series of pictures is''being taken, to be kept on file by the war department at Washington. Several hundred pictures have already been taken of the different buildings, and an order sent for three balloons 60 that a complete panoramic picture of the city cap be taken. 0 RUSSIAN DOUMA Inaugurated at St. Peters burg Without a Hitch. CZAR DELIVERS ADDRESS For First Time in History People of Benighted Empire Are Accorded Voice Through Medium of a Parliament. Without a single hitch anil with only a miner incident to mar (he mem orable day, the Russian parliament was inaugurated in St. Petersburg Thursday. The weather was superb, arid the stage management of the im pressive ceremony at the winter pal ice where Emperor Nicholas, sur rounded by courtiers and all the pomp and panoply of power, delivered the speech from the throne to the mem bers of the two houses was perfect. Such a spectacle perhaps never be fore has been witnessed on the earth's stage. The one jarring note was the mu tual suspicion manifested by the czar and the people. St. Petersburg was practically in a state of siege, picked troops being stationed at all strategic points. The message in reality was less a throne speech than a greeting, and required only three minutes for its delivery. The emperor's speech was as fol lows: : ‘‘The supreme power which gave me the care of our fatherland impell ed me to call to my assistance elected representatives of the people. In the expectation of a brilliant future for Russia, 1 greet in your persons the best men from the empire, when I ordered my beloved subjects to choose from among themselves. “A difficult work lies before you. i trust that love for your fatherland and your earnest desire to serve it will inspire and unite you. “I shall keep inviolate the institu tions which I have granted, with the firm assurance that you will devote all your strength to the service ol your country, and especially to the needs of the peasantry, which are so close to my heart, and to the educa tion of the people and their econom ical welfare, remembering that to the dignity and prosperity of the state, no1, j only freedom, but order founded upon justice is necessary. “I desire from my heart to see my people happy and hand down to my son an empire secure, well organized and enlightened. “May God hie :•> the work that lies before me in unity with the council of the empire and the imperial doa ma. May this day he the day of the moral revival of Russia and tiie day for the renewal of its highest forces. “Approach with solemnity the la bors for which I call you, and be worthy of the responsibilities put upon you by the emperor and people. “May God assist us.” Courtiers and spectators other than i - „ H nnti/xnol HQ V H ft - lilts U1CU1UW1 a w* -- ment led the cheering, but the mem bers were ominously silent, express ing neither approval nor disapproval. What rankled most was the failure of the emperor to mention amnesty, and later, when the members assem bled in the Tauride palace, away from the spell of the throne room, many of them were with difficulty restrain ed from preciptating matters by offer tng resolutions on the subject. The constitutional democratic lead ers, however, who dominated every thing were anxious not to weaken the reply which the lower house will pre pare to the speech from the throne, in which issues with the crown will be joined, and succeeded in staving off premature action. The opening of the lower house of parliament was preceded by a relig ious service of thanksgiving in the big corridor in front of the hall. The only genuine flashes of fire which showed the real temper of the members of the house were when Pro fessor Mouromtseff, who had been elected president of the house, invit ed government officials and clerks to leave the hall, and when Ivan Fetrun kevitch, in a few eloquent words from the rostrum, told the auditors that the first thought of the parliament snouin be for those who had suffered in the cause of liberty, who now filled the prisons and who^e arms were stretch ed out in hope and confidence to the people's representatives. The house of parliament adjourned over with the opening exercises of the council of the empire, and also to permit the committee of the consti tutional democrats to consider the re ply to the speech from the throne? TRAIN SMASHES TROLLEY CAR. Two Man Killed, One Fatally and Sev eral Seriously Hurt. A train on the Chattanooga South I ern railroad struck a street car on the electric line at a crossing near tne city limits of Chattanooga Friday morning. Two men were killed, one fatally injured, several badly hurt and ' nearly every passenger bruised, cut i or scratched. The car was packed with laboring men going to their work. Always in fne LeadJ DUKE’S CASH STORE, SCOOBA, MISSISSIPPI. _■■ n HEADQUARTERS FOR Staple and Fancy Groceries, Dr^ Goods, Clothing, Notions^ Boots, Shoes and Hats, Etc. _ __ Heavy and Shelf Hardware, 'flnware, Crockeryware and Cutlery, Harness, Saddles and Bridlea. Wagons, Buggies, MoCorralok Mott-) a^a Rakes and Pattee Cultivators. 1 ____,_-4 Coffins, Caskets ana Undertaf;eva’ Supplies. JAS. H. DUKE, Proprietor. KCOOBA. 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 and'convinced that WE MAKE THE BEST. Manufacturer's Agents for *‘‘STUDEBAKER” and "WHIT* HICKORY” Wagons. Proprietors ci all ‘‘RED ROSE” Brands and the Cele brated “STAR” FLOUR. THREEFOOT BROS, & CO., WHOLESALE GROCERS. - MISS Sdwin McMorpies, President. H. L. Bard well, Cashier. foHN Kemper, Vice-President. C. W. Robinson, 2nd Vice-Preai-i.er.t. Walker Broach, Assistant Cashier. FIRST NATIONAL BANK, MERIP1AN, MISS. The Urge combined capital and surplus of tils Bank $.160,000, (the iajgoc* jf any bank in this State) is a strong bulwaik of protection tor depositor*. 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