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Devoted to the Industrial, Commercial and Agricultural Develop
ment of the Wonderful Resources of th » State ..... Items of
Interest from all Quarter*.
By H. E BLAKESLEE, J&rtson, Min.
The building of a great common
wealth is what Mississippians are en
gaged in just now. The ground work
is being laid and development is com
ing at slow but sure paces. Our tim
ber wealth is something enormous and
the cutting of its adds thousands of
dollars daily to the circulating me
dium. With the building of the Pan
ama canal and the diversion of ocean
traffic through our section, Mississip
pi has two excellently located deep
water ports that are bound to become
of great importance. Pascagoula and
Gulfport are of course, referred to.
As an evidence of what Gulfport is
doing the following is taken from an
exchange: ‘ ‘ The Gulfport harbor es
tablished a new record for lumber
exports during the month of March,
the shipments amounting to 33,287,
000 feet board measure, valued at
$761,599. The shipments for the fii’st
three months of this year amount to
89.291.000 feet, and if this average
is maintained during the remaining
' nine months the total lumber exports
for 1907 will be approximately 360,
000,000 feet. Last years record was
296.125.000 feet, as compared with
207.614.000 feet for the previous year.
It will thus be seen that the business
of the harbor is increasing at a rate
of about thirty per cent, per annum.
In reality, Gulfport’s export business
is limited only by the capacity of the
harbor and loading facilities. More
i i • n l _
vessels aie applying iui auuuuiagv
each week than can find room in the
basin. During the month of March
thirty-four vessels cleared from the
harbor, their net registered tonnage in
the aggregate being 38,130 tons. Five
of the number carried cargoes consid
erably in excess of one million feet.
The vessels clearing were Russian,
British, German, American, Norwe
gian, Dutch and Italian and the bulk
of the shipments went to South Amer
ican ports, with a goodly number of
cargoes to Havana, Colon, Hamburg,
and Rotterdam. The harbor is now
filled to the limit with vessels taking
on cargoes, and the export trade is
so heavy that it has been necessary for
the ship Island road to adopt strin
gent rules relative to requisitions for
cars to carry export shipments. Now
rules regarding the unloading of cars
on the piers have also been adopted. ’ ’
This is a very satisfactory state of
affairs indeed, but how much better
would it have been if our own people
could have been induced to cut and
market this lumber than to have
awaited outsiders to come in and do
it. There are still hundreds of op
portunities lying around awaiting the
coming of some man to take advant
age of them. Mississippians wake
up. Now is the time to get to doing
There is nothing that offers better
returns for the investment than a
properly managed barn yard of poul
try. Chickens pay well under al
most any existing conditions, but of
course better if handled in an intel
ligent manner. A friend in Simpson
county writes than a neighbor of his
with only twenty laying hens sold in
three months 52 dozen eggs, used all
needed at home for the table and
hatching. The eggs sold brought him
$8.32 and the cost of feeding the hens
was practically nothing. These twenty
hens made as much clear mony for the
owner in three months as they were
worth on the market. In what other
line is there so much profit? The en
ergetic house wife has for years kept
a few hens for pin money and it is
safe to assert that the returns she
received equaled any thing her hus
band had that cost ten times as
much. Mississippi is peculiarly adapt
ed to the raising of chickens of all
kinds, and those handling them profit
ably find the investment excellent.
Mr. L. U. Hutchinson at Crystal
Springs is a successful raiser of fine
poultry and derives good profits from
the sale of birds as well as eggs for
setting. Will Taylor at Jackson is
another breeder that is making money
and there are dozens of others that
can be named in support of the con
Although the Lafayette county corn
club was a little late in getting a start
more than fifty boys have planted for
prize winning fields and they evidence
a spirit of stickability that means all
of them will be in at the finish. Prof.
Hurst and Odom deserve the encour
agement and co-operation of the good
people of that section in this com
mendable work, and it goes without
saying that they will get it.
Tjyon, a thriving burg near Clarks
dale is clamoring for an extension of
the water and light service of Clarks
dale and the prospects of getting
what they want seems to be unusually
The management of the State Fair
is preparing for doubling the size of
M,e event this fall. Applications for
r>ace indicate that it will be more
Lian twice m large m in former
year*. - —• - . - * - -
The proposition by the Farmer's
Union to create a market for cotton
bagging for the wrapping of cotton in
the state is gathering strength as tha
year grows older, and business agent
Welch is receiving hundreds of let
ters pledging the support of members
to the plan. If a bagging can be made
for a reasonable price from storm cot
ton, why should not every farmer in
the state use it? 25,000 bales of poor
cotton would be thus used and taken
from the hands of speculators who
use such as a menace to hammen the
price of good cotton down to where
they want it. President Bass is en
thusiastic in support of the proposi
tion, and it is likely that a successful
effort will be made this fall along the
lines indicated. Of course there are
those who will oppose it and claim
it a sophistry, but pay no attention
to such men, keep pushing the plan
and forget them. They show very
plainly that their interest is some
where else and they should be shown
no consideration whatever. The just
trust was hammered by this plan
years ago and it can be done again
if our people are in earnest.
Something was said a few days
since in these columns anent the oys
ter industry of Mississippi, but stat
istics more recently given out place
the state in the lead in this very im
portant industry. it nas Deen su
posed that Maryland was ahead in
this line, but not so. See the follow
ing for last year: In 1900 the oystei
business of Maryland amounted to
$923,565; Louisiana, $71,625; Missis
sippi, $31,605. In 1906, Maryland,
$548,649; Louisiana, $507,373; Missis
sippi, $1,340,942. This is a remarka
ble changing of the scales in the oys
ter business. Seven years ago Mary
land furnished nine times as many
oysters as Louisiana and Mississippi
combined, while at present, Louisiana
is almost equal in production with
Maryland and Mississippi doubles
either or is equal to both. Hurrah
for Mississippi.
Those who are wondering what kind
of weather is in store for us during
the present year, may be surprised
to learn that the year 1816 was gen
erally known as the year without a
summer. Not a month of that year,
so it is said, was without ice and
snow at some point in the United
States, and crops were a dismal fail
ure except in isolated spots. Febru
ary was as warm as July and other
months also changed places. The
weather so far this year has been de
cidedly freakish, but there is yet no
occasion for alarm. The greatest trou
ble is a shortage of moisture that
would make a drought later on espec
ially disastrous. Keep in good cheer
and all will be well.
In selecting men for the offices this
year, first believe that your candidate
is thoroughly honest and unswerving,
then figure on his ability. Better to
have a man who is not so brilliant
than one who will allow himself to
be handled in the interest of any
scheme by the use of money or the
promise of power. This subject may
be getting a little thread bare, but
it is of enough importance to bear re
petition a number of times. Consid
er this matter carefully before cast
ing your ballot.
Summit has organized a league for
the promotion of the interests of that
town and the surrounding country.
Mayor J. B. Holden is president and
Mr. E. H. Bradshaw Secretary. Mat
ters of interest and benefit to the com
munity will be handled during the
year and the result should be gratify
ing to those interested.
If you have anything of interest,
write the editor of this department
about it. Let others know of your suc
cesses. They may try it too.
Editor Graves Speech.
Washington.—President Roosevelt,
declined to make any comment or to
discuss the disposition of the declara
tion made by John Temple Graves of
Georgia at the Bryan anniversary club
banquet at Chattanooga, that Mr. Bry
an should at the forthcoming Demo
cratic convention nominate President
Roosevelt for another term. The state
ment of Mr. Graves excited much in
terest in official circles and there were
many requests that the president say
something, but he uniformly declined
them all.
What have you done for yourself,
your neighbor or your state lately?
If you have" done nothing, do some
thing right now before you forget. It
is never too late to do good but it is
better never late.
Hog and hominy is the watchword,
of progressive Mississippigns at the
present period more than ever, mi l ,
the result will be shown by increasing I
i prosperity in the near future.
Jutrageous Treatment is Received at
The Hands of The Cubans by Peo
ple Who Have Invested Money.
Washington, D. C.—After waiting
or four years, perhaps hoping that
he treaty issue between the Presi
lent and the Senate over the question
If ownership of the Isle of Pines
vould be settled, the United States
Supreme Court has decided it in a
ray that is very encouraging to the
Cuban annexationists because of the
tendency to complicate the relations
letween the administration and the
Suban Government.
Since the ratification of the Treaty
if Paris, which was supposed to have
transferred title over the Isle of
Pines to the United States, and with
that island represented on official
naps as A»;rican territory, many
Americans have bought large tracts
6f land and made other investments
The tobacco industry of the Isle
»f Pines was widely exploited and
fortunes were in sight for a great
Inany people if the Supreme Court
had 6nly sustained their views of
the situation. The question of own
ersmp oi tne island was tne suojeci
of acrimonious disagreement in the
Senate. Senator Morgan taking up
the case of American residents there
and insisting that it was an outrage
for this government to desert citi
zens who in good faith had assumed
the island belonged to this country.
The Cuban Government has been ac
cused of outrageous treatment of
Americans living in the island, and
many of these charges have been so
wel authenticated that it is impossi
ble to doubt that there is much ba
sis for them. Americans were jailed
for the most trivial offenses. Large
numbers of people from Pennsylvania
and Iowa had gone to the island and
engaged in business; great sums had
been invested there by Americans, so
that it was alleged before the Senate
Committee on Foreign Relations last
winter thac the greater part of the
island’s area was owned by citizens
of this country. But the decision is
that the island belongs to Cuba.
It is considered almost certain that
the Havana Government, now being
assured of supreme power there will
assume an attitude toward American
interests more oppressive than ever
and that complications will be inevi
table. The American owners of prop
erty there are certain to make them
selves heard soon if the Cuban gov
ernment proves as unfair to them as
they expect.
Negotiations Proceed.
The state department received a
dispatch from Philip Brown, secreta
ry of the United States legation in
Guatemala and Honduras, saying
that negotiations are proceeding for
the settlment of the dispute between
XT l/iovourfc ond TTnndiiroc Mr Rmwtl
is- still at La Union, and it appears
that he is acting in the interest of
Salvador in treating with Nicarau
gua. This is entirely on his own ini
tiative, and does not involve the
United States in any manner, ac
cording to state department officials.
It is said that the greatest diffi
culty attending a settlement is the
keen desire of the Nicaraugan forcer,
to capture President Bonilla, who is
at the head of the Honduran army
in the west of that republic. To ef
fect his capture would necessitate re
newed fighting; and the other coun
tries in Central America are trying
to avoid this, and it is the desire also
of United States and Mexico that
hostilities be brought to a close at
Ambassador Creel of Mexico is the
man looked to here as the mediator.
No indications of a change in the
geography of Central America has
thus far been implied in the nego
Argument began in the Supreme
Court of the United States in the
two cases of Damsell Howard and M.
C. Brooks, involving the constitution
ality of the Employers’ Liability
Law, holding railroads engaged in in
terstate commerce responsible for
damages to employes when caused
by the neglect of fellow-employes or
deficient appliances.
The nine men who were on coal
barge No. 1, which was lpst in a
storm off the Florida coast on April
1 while being towed by the naval
collier Caesar, has been landed at
Galveston, Tex. I. Nordstrom, chief
boatswain’s mate, reported to the Na
vy Department from Galveston that
'ha and the other men were taken oft
the barge by the German steamer
Professor Woerman, off the Florida
coast, not far from Mayport; and
war# taken to Galveston,
Mast Answer.
According fo a decision reached by
the interstate commerce commission
E. H. Harriman will be compelled to
appear in the United States circwil
aourt in the state of New York te
answer proceedings to be instituted
to compel him to answer certain ques
tions which he refused to answei
when he was on the stand at the
recent hearing by the commission in
New York. Numerous conferences
have been held on the sunject by the
members of the commission in antici
pation of this action which will be
brought as soon as special counsel can
prepare to the case for submission to
the court.
The hearing at which Mr. Harri
man appeared was held in the latter
part of February and it was in con
nection with certain transactions ol
the Union Pacific that Mr. Harrison
on advice of counsel} refused to an
swer the questions put to him. Ii
was brought out in the testimony that
the Union Pacific o\trned a large
amount of Southern Pacific stock.
Mr. Harriman was asked whether
any and if so, how much of that
stock belonged to himself, when he
bought it and price he paid for it.
but he declined to answer.
Another question which he refused
to answer and upon which the com
mission desires light was whether or
not any of the directors of the Union
Pacific were interested in the sale
of certain shares of stock of the New
York Central railroad at the time
they were sold to the Union Pacific.
To Camp With Artillery.
The militiamen of the Gulf coasi
are disposed to insist upon participa
lion in the joint drills with the coasl
artillery this summer, notwithstand
ing the difficulty which confronts th«
chief artillery, Gen. Murray is finding
acommodations for them. A letter
bearing on this 'point has been re
ceived at the War Department fron
Bibb Graves, Adjutant General of th<
Alabama National Guard, as_ follows
“In your letter of March 15 to th<
Governor you say that it is imprae
ticable to invite the National Guarc
of Alabama to take part in the coas
defense problems, owing to the fac
that Fort Morgan was so damagec
by the Severe storms, etc.
“We have the honor to insist tha'
the Alabama National Guard shoulc
not be debarred from participatioi
in these problems because of the pro
vidential occurrences with which wi
have nothing to do, and most respect
fully ask that we be allowed to taki
part of our organization to the nex
nearest place. In case of an emer
gency we would be called on to de
fend such fortifications and we ough
to be permitted to have a portioi
of our guard in such exercises,
trust this can be done.”
The department will make an ef
fort to grant this request, taking somi
of the Alabama troops to Florida du
ring July.
Labeling of Liquor.
The long expected opinion of At
tomey General Bonaparte concerninj
the proper labeling of whiskey unde
the Pure Food Law, approved Jun
30, 1906, has been made public at th<
White House. Its purpose is brief!
told in the following letter addressei
by the President to the Secretary o
Agriculture :
“In accordance with your sugges
lion, I nave suDmiuea me matter cuu
cerning the proper labeling of whis
ky under the Pure Food Law to th
Department of Justice. I inclose th
Attorney General’s opinion. I agre
with this opinion and direct tha
action be taken in accordance with it
“Straight whisky will be labele
as such.
‘ ‘ A mixture of two or more straigh
whiskies will be labeled blended whis
ky or whiskies.
“A mixture of straight whisky am
ethyl alcohol, provided that there i
a sufficient’ amount of whisky to mak
it genuinely a ‘mixture,’ will be la
beled as compound of or compoum
with pure grain distillate.
“Imitation whisky will be labeled
as such.
The Attorney General’s opinion a
to the proper construction to b
placed on the law has been await?'
with great interest all over the coun
The Crop Reporting Board of th
Agricultural Department reporte
the condition of winter wheat an
rye up to April 1 to be as follows
Wheat 89.9 and rye 92.0.
The State Department will tak
no part in the controversy betwee:
the Nicaraguan and Honduran Con
suls at New Orleans.
Negro Appointed.
The president has appointed Ralp
W. Tyler, a negro of Columbus, O
to be Auditor of the Treasury fo
the Navy Department. Tyler is th
man who it was announced had beei
considered by the president for i
Federal position in Ohio, particular!
that of Surveyor of Customs at Cin
cinnati. He succeeds William I
Bi-own, who has been appointed t<
the position of special attorney is
tks Department of Jwtioo. *
How a Veteran Was Saved the Ampu >
tatiou of a Limb.
B. Frank Doremus, veteran, of
Roosevelt Ave., Indianapolis. Ind„
says: “I had been
showing symptoms of
kianey trouble from
the time I was mus
tered out of the ar
my, but in all my life
I never suffered as in
1897. Headaches,
dizziness and sleep
lessness, first, and
then dropsy. I was
weak and helpless,
j having run down from 180 to 125
1 pounds. I was having terrible pain
i in the kidneys, and the secretions
i passed almost involuntarily. My left
! leg swelled until It was 34 Inches
around, and the doctor tapped It
| night and morning until 1 could no
longer stand It, and then he advised
amputation. 1 refused, and began
: using Doan’s Kidney Pills. Th*
swelling subsided gradually, the
j urine became natural and all my
| pains and aches disappeared. 1 have
j been well now for nine years since
i using Doan's Kidney Pills.”
For sale by all dealers. 50 cents a
| box. Fosler-Milburn Co., Buffalo,
j N. V. __
How Old is the Sphinx?—No One
The great Sphinx of Ghizeh bears
no inscription by which we can tell
its date. In 1810 Ceviglia, who in
modern times was the first to clear
away the sand, found between its
paws a stele of the reign of Thothmes
IV., and, therefore, is was believed
that the Sphinx was carved by that
monarch. But in 1858 the excavation
of Mariette uncovered a stele bear
, ing the name of Cheops, on which is
a reference to the Sphinx. The in
scription is evidently of a late per
iod but is supposed to be an exact
copy of an ancient carving, and the
translation seemed to place the
Sphinx earlier than the Pyramids,
and consequently to prove it the most
• ancient piece of work in the world.
Still there rentained four lines carved
on the base which could not be read,
but M. Daressy has now deciphered
them, and it appears that the inscrip
tion is in two parts. In the earlier
: lines there is no mention of the
Sphinx, but the lines which date from
the Persian occupation mention the
repair of the Sphinx. There is, there
fore, nothing by wh’ch we can tell
the date of the monument, and the
only evidence we have is the head
dress of the Colossus. Its hood is
ornamented behind with three bands,
a large one between two smaller
bands. Now this is a fashion which
only existed toward the end of the
twelfth dynasty in the reigns of Usur
tesen III. and Amenemhat III. As this
family showed much zeal for the god
Harmaklin, whose portrait the Sphinx
is, it is probable that the monument
is the work of Amenemhet III.—Ldn
don Globe.__
1 }";fi J w i v1 UCftUS,
The horses of ancient Rome, tug
ging in glittering harness at the jewel
led-laden chariot of some returning
hero in triumphal procession, never
dragged behind them such treasure as
do daily four white horses of uncer
tain pedigree which toil for the Treas
ury Department. Every morning, at
a little before nine, they leave the
Bureau of Printing and Engraving
dragging a steel wagon containing one
i million dollars in currency. An armed
I guard accompanies the van. Day in
i and day out they plod their short route
to the Treasury building conscious
only of the fact that it is somewhat
of a light load for four able-bodied
' horses.—Ridgcw-iv's._
The.Land Made Famous by Philpotts’
Philpotts has made us familiar
With romantic Devonshire, in his fas
! cinating novels, “The River,” “Chil
dren of the Mist,” etc. The charac
l ters are very human; the people there
■ drink coffee with the same results as
elsewhere. A writer at Rock House,
] Orchard Hill, Bideford, North Devon,
, states:
j “For 30 years I drank coffee for
' j breakfast and dinner but some 5
!' years ago I found that it was produc
ing indigestion and heart-burn, and
was making me restless at night.
1 These symptoms were followed by
brain fag and a sluggish mental con
't dition.
; “When I realized this, 1 made up
my mind that to quit drinking coffee
3 and having reed of Postum, I con
cluded to try it. I had it carefully
made, according to directions, and
found to my agreeable surprise at the
end of a week, that I no longer suf
= fered from either indigestion, heart
3 burn, or brain fag, and that I could
3 drink it at night and secure restful
. and refreshing sleep.
“Since that time we have entirely
discontinued the use of the old kind
of coffee, growing fonder and fonder
! | of Postum as time goes on. My dl
1: gestive organs certainly do their work
- much better now than before, a re
sult due to Postum Food Coffee, I am
“As a table beverage we find (for
all the members of my family use it)
1 that when properly made it is most
i refreshing and agreeable, of delicious
tj flavour and aroma. Vigilance is,
! | however, necessary to secure this, for
i unless the servants are watched they
t are likely to neglect the thorough
t boiling which it must have in order
to extract the goodness from the
cereal.” Name given by Postum Co.,
‘ Battle Creek, Mich, Read the little
' book, “The Road to WellyHJe,” In
1 pkgs, "Thtre’i a raaion,"
Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 27, 190A Iff
Mb. R. G. Winter.
Houston, Miss. fli
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JE* 2^ o 'V 3 ct & o
Cashier of the Banll of Kemper, and
and let him “ write you up ” in the
a m a f* HOME
Are plentiful at my store, because I run a drug store and
carry a stock that belongs exclusively to the drug trade
T VinvA n fim' line of
Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Coloring Brushes,
Etc.--in fact, all a painter needs.
I also carry a good line of
Stationery, Tooth Brushes, Combs, Hair Brushes,
Soaps, Perfumes, and all Toilet Article'.
Prescription Work a Specialty—day or night, and all pure
drugs used. Prices the lowest on all things. I keep an
up-to-date line of CIGARS I sell in quantity lots at
wholesale prices. I am willing, and anxious to serve all.
Physician & Surgeon.
Scooba, Miss.
Offers his professional services to
the people of Scooba and Kemper
Counties. Special attention gii eu -o
office work.
Physician Sc Surgeon
Scooba, Miss.
Particular attention given to sur
gical cases. Office, Mard’s Drug
Physician Sc Surgeon,
Will respond to calls Night or Day.
Office at Eastland’s Drug Store, Scoo
ba, Mississippi.
Physician Sc Surgeon,
WahalaK, Miss.
Tenders his professional services to
the people of Wahalak and vicinity.
Calls answered Day and Night.
-a Wawiiio R. TV Wilbourn.
Meridian, Miss.
Offices: Masonic Temple Building.
Fourth Street, between Twenty-sec
ond and Twenty-third Avs. Rooms 24
26. Branch Office—Scooba, Miss.
DeKalb, Miss.
General law practice in all the
Courts of Mississippi. Special atten
tion given to legal writings and col
Dental Surgeon,
Scooba, Miss.
Offers his professional services to
the people of Kemper County. All
kinds of dental work done neatly and
promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.
\ -.
."7 i*
Meridian, Miss.
Will do your Laundry Work
Neatly, Cheaply and Promptly.
Agent at Scooba.
Trade Marks
nxcial notice, without charge. In the
Scientific American.
A handsomely Illustrated weekly.
MUNN & Co.36,Bro,dw*y-New York
Branch GUceG25 F St. Washington. D.C.

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