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VOL. XXXIII SCOOBA, MISS., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31. 1907. _NO. 10 _* -—————— WILL REMAIN NINETY DAYS FLEET WILL NOT BE KEPT IN PACIFIC PERMANENTLY. THE PRESIDENT^ APPROVES Of Course of Secretary Cortelyou in Giving Financial Relief to Wall Street and Pittsburg — Oklahoma to Ratify Constitution. Washington.—The continued pres ence in Washington of Rear Admiral Evans, who is to command the At lantic battleship fleet on its voyage to the Pacific and the conference go ing on between the president and Sec retary Metcalf, since the president re turned to Washington have had the effect to renew interest in the rapidly approaching departure of the great fleet. Naval officers here have had their attention directed to the re marks of the president in the course of his recent speech at Vicksburg, when he took occasion to answer the criticism he said he had observed in some quarters that he was exceed ing the appropriation available for coaling the fleet to the Pacific. At this point he turned to Representa tive John Sharp Williams, who was on the platform, and remarked: “I should like to say that we have money enough to get the fleet to the Pacific. If the appropriation is then exhausted the question of getting ft back will depend upon another ap propriation being made.” While this utterance appeared to indicate a purpose on the part of the president to leave to congress the final decision of the question as to whether or not the battleship fleet was to return to the east, it is now certain that the president has never had any idea of maintaining the fleet permanently in the Pacific. Indeed, it was learned that unless his present plans are changed, the order for the fleet to return will go forward to the admiral in command before the ships have been ninety days on the Pacific coast. The president feels absolutely no apprehension respecting the possibili ties of a war with Japan and the pur pose of the cruise is to test the cap lill 1 tkOf aP o mnd/irn Vko f f 1 i w flmf Tinder conditions almost as trying iii the point of endurance at least as might be expected to arise in actual warfare. Delays Information. Whatever may have been the inten tion of the president when he left Washington a few weeks ago for his trip down the Mississippi as to fur ther declaration, politicians who are piloting the Taft boom now find lit tle to hope for there in the immedi ate future. Manager Vorys came to Washington for a plain statement, be cause he sees quite clearly that Secre— rotary.Taft can’t get Ohio delegates so long as there is a chance of nomi nating the present incumbent, but he received no satisfaction whatev er except that the president is still in earnest in his desire that the secreta ry of war shall be his successor to carry to fruition his policies. The president, while on his journey, heard so much third term talk that it is small wonder if he has decided to wait a while before turning down fin ally the profferred prize. At every stop of his trip, even between stops when his private car was invaded by senators, congressmen, mayors and lo cal reception committees he has heard . the same song. Disgorges Gains. The Hartford Manufacturing com pany, of Hartford, Conn., which had the contract up to July 1, last, for manufacturing stamped envelopes and newspaper wrappers, has made a cash payment to Postmaster General Meyer of $100,000 as a settlement for all damages and injuries which the post office department has sustained by reason of the company’s failure to furnish paper up to the contract. Sev eral weeks ago, Postmaster General Mever snsnenderl the mvmmt nf all money due from the postoffice depart ment to the Hartford company. Chemical analysis of samples furnish ed by the company disclosed the fact that the composition of the envelope paper had been below the require ment of the contract. Commissioner Schuler of the Louis iana State Board of Agriculture is sued a call for a meeting of the Crop Pest Commission Nov . 4. Attorney General Fletcher of Mis sissippi rendered important opinions on the treatment of glanderod stoek and separate school districts. Ginners’ Report. The census bureau made public the result of the reports of its spec ial agents on the quantity of cotton of this year’s crop which had been ginned up to the 19th instant, show ing 4,069,336 bales as compared with 4,931,621 bales ginned^o the same time last year. In these figures sixty-nine counties are unreported and these counties last year ginned a total of 320,123 bales. New Postal Order. Postmaster General Meyer issue? an order respecting the purchase bj business men of stamped envelopes that will mean much to business com munities and to large users of the go* ernment envelopes. It provides th^t when an order is placed with a post master for any number of stamped envelopes only the cost of the envel opes and printing thereon shall be deposited with the order, instead of the entire cost of envelopes. The gov ernment is often five to six weeks making a delivery of stamped envel opes. As about 4,000,0000 evelopes are turned out every day by the gov ernment and the orders for them a^e approxiately 3,000,000 the amount of money tied up under the present prae tice is enormous. Under the order o'l the postmaster general, the stamps val ue of the envelope will remain in the hands of the purchaser and be avail able for such uses as he may care t^ make of it while the order is being filled. When the nostmast.er ceneral deliv ers the envelopes ordered, he will turn into the treasury immediately the money received, thus making it avail able for government purposes. President Roosevelt. President Roosevelt has been thor oughly advised as to financial condi tions in Wall street and Pittsburg and is understood to regard the crisis as over and also to approve of the measures of relief which Secretary Cortelvou afforded both cities. Sen ator Knox received direct informa tion from Pittsburg by telephone, which was of most reassuring char acter. Senator Knox told the presi dent that all apprehension in that quarter was dispelled. The president when asked if he would make any statement on the situation indicated that comment from his was unneces sary. Living in the Past. Because he spoke in praise of Gen eral Lee on Lincoln’s birthday, last February, the Rev. John Van Schaick Jr., Pastor of the Church of Our Fa ther, has been denounced by the Burnside Post, G. A. R., of Wash lllg? ttS UIipaLl 1UL1L'. XU CUUOC4UCinvu prominent members of the organiza tion here are lined up against each other. Corporal James Tanner, Past Grand Commander of the G. A. R., and Chaplain Couden, of the House of Representatives, made a forcible fight for the minister, and President Roosc velt’s speech eulogizing the great General was quoted in his favor with out avail. Mr. Root’s Condition. "I have no intention of returning to Muldoon’s” said Secretary Root when told that such a story was in circulation in New York. Since his return from Mexico, Sec retary Root has been hard at work at the Department of State and sev eral times has remained at his desk until 7 p. m. But the Secretary is not in the best of health. He has not en tirely recovered from his nervous breakdown, and he is suffering from fatigue as the result of his visit to Mexico. Constitution To Be Ratified. A large delegation of citizens of Oklahoma and Indian Territory have arrived here with the expectation of obtaining a conference _wit.li Presi dent Roosevelt, bringing with them to lay before the president, a copy of the new constitution and the elec tion returns. Under the enabling act, the prseident will have twenty days after he has received the new i constitution in which to approve or i disapprove of it. He has already, indicated that he will approve the in- j strument and issue a proclamation declaring the territories of Oklahoma and Indian Territory to be the new state of Oklahoma. Advancing Civilization. The tribe of Ute Indians which more than a year ago wandered away from their reservation in Utah and created trouble in Colorado and Wyoming by threatening to take to the war path and raid ranches, is re ported to have again broken out on the Cheyenne river reservation in South Dakota, where the tribe was given temporary quarters. At the re quest of the secretary of the interior the war department ordered troops from Fort Meade, S. D., to the scene of the trouble. The character of tho outbreak is not known here. At conference of rivermen at Cincin nati it was decided to start a national movement of steamboatmen for legis lation for inland waterways. Four men were killed in an explo sion at a dynamite mill near Ashland, Wis. An important feature of the joint convention of the postmasters of the second, third and fourth classes, was the address delivered by Postmaslrer General Meyer. He urged the exten sion of the parcels post, the creation of a parcels post on rural delivery routes and the establishment 3f pos tal saving banks. Twenty persons were bnried in a street car collision in Chicago. y FOR GREATER MISSISSIPPI ^P F Doaotod to the Indactrlal, Commercial and Agrloaltoral I I Dcrolopmeat of the Wonderful Rotoaroos of th* 8tat*. I Item* of Interact from nil Quartan. 1 \ Bjr *». I BLAKESLBK, JacKsoa, HIk. J Mississippi is winding up a fairly successful year and our good people are correspondingly happy and con tented. There will be few to leave this fall in quest of riches in other countries of promise. Missisisippi is as good as the best, the only trouble being in the fact that we have not known it all along. Little if any ef fort has been made to develop our re sources until within the past few few years and things have rocked along in a happy-go-lucky way. But the change desired is taking place and better times are upon us, even at the present moment. Then let’s keep up the lick and guarantee a continuance of prosperous times. The farmers are organizing and making an earnest ef fort to improve their condition, and upon their prosperity depends the prosperity of the whole state. It .'s the duty of every person, makes no difference in what line of business, to nnnint' in fliic Q KlVillbK! nhli gation as well. In looking around for this satisfac tory improvement and the cause, theri are many things to take into consid eration, but the writer believes that one of the greatest factors has beeu the rejuvenated fair spirit, the build ing of county fairs and the state fair It is a fact that cannot be contradict ed that communities sustaining a live fair are doing better than those that have nothing of the kind. It brings the people together once a year in fra ternal meeting, they see what their neighbor has accomplished and after hearing how it was done are encour aged to make the effort themselves. Mississippi has furnished multiplied thousands of the best people on earth, to make the Empire state of Texas what she is to day to the detriment of our own. Texas has fifty county fairs and the great Texas State Fair at Dallas, more than twenty years old and the largest in the South. The Texas legislature makes liberal ap propriations to the support of this fair, as to the legislatures of near-y every Southern state, and find it the best investment that can possibly be made. The people demand an outing at least once each year and the fair is both entertaining and highly instruc tive. Mississippi is awakening to the im- j portance of fairs and more are being held this year than ever before in the history of the state. The first at Ya zoo City was held last week and was a magnificent success. The peop'e of that splendid county took the great est interest and the exhibits were up to a high standard. It will be worth untold thousands of dollars to the people in the end. Copiah county, the banner trucking county of the state^ held her first regular fair the week be fore and at its close a regular love feast was held. Planters, stockmen, bankers, merchants and all expressed themselves as delighted with the ini tial attempt and pledged their undi vided support to its permanency. The reports from every point have been _of a similar nature. The writer hopes to assist in the uT ganization of at least half a dozen new ones for next fall. Greenville, Hattiesburg, Greenwood, Kosciusko, Meridian and a dozen other points are agitating the subject and it is to be sincerely hoped that tangible re sults will follow the investigation. The great State Fair begins next Tuesday at Jackson and lasts until Saturday the 16th. Everything is in readiness and the event promises to be much better than ever before. The railroads have all granted a rate of one-fare for the round trip plus 25 cents, and an attendance of near 100, 000 is expected. Let the man who does not believe in fairs come for one or two days, study carefully the interest shown and the instruction received, investigate for himself and then pass upon the possible benefits to a great commonwealth like Mississippi of a good state fair. No city in Mississippi has experi enced a more phenomenal growth than Hattiesburg for the past four years. Tt hac flip swaddling clothes of a country town and grown into an upjto-date city with all conveniences and necessities. Five and six storied buildings have replaced those of a less protentious nature, the streets have been paved, factories built and the population pushed to above 20, 000 people. Hattiesburg is the de light of all loyal Mississippians as a live, hustling metropolis. James B. Brady won the Hempstean selling stakes at the Jamaica track. And again, the machine cotton pick er in 'in the land. Down near Mobile one was tested out a few days since and the announcement made that it, proved highly satisfactory. This is about the “steenth” time some fellow has invented an absolutely successful cotton picking machine but strange to say, they are rarely ever heard of after the stock selling stage and the plantation nigger and the long sack still reign fijifireme, | President Bass of the Farmers’ Union has been doing some strenuohs work recently to prevent too much cotton going on the market and fa ther depressing the price. It is to be regretted that our people are not all in a position to give a solid baek i ing to such a movement as has been inaugurated by the Union and Cotton Association. The foreign spinners frankly told the writer while on their recent visit to this country, that cotton was worth fifteen cents par pound and the prices for which they had contracted their goods would war rant them in paying that price, but if it could be had for less, of course they would buy it for less. The ware house plan in a feasible one and along right lines although some time will be required to perfect it and _ l. -1 i • • , i tii t i it CUCIUYC as 11, &1IUUIU U C. is just as imperative that some plan be devised, after the warehouses ara built now mind you, to take care of the distressed cotton that comes on the market first in the fall. The cot ton forced on the market furnishes the spinners with a supply for sever al months and before that is used up the planters get tired of holding and more is dumped on, keeping the price down all the time. We are beginning to plan against such contingencies and all will be well in the future. Don’t get in too much of a hurry, but make these changes in a slow and safe man ner. Mississippi seems to be getting an overdose of trust just at this time. General Flethcer’s campaign against them seems to make them more greedy and defiant if anything. The Gulf Compress is making a wholesale advance in charges that is stirring up a row in a number of places. The newspapers contain accounts of these advances at a great many points in the state. The Cumberland Telephone has cut out the night rate, the free county service and it seems that the Commission is at its rows end so far as regulation is concerned. While General Fletcher was in Nashville looking into the affairs of the con cern the General Manager writes Ed itor Bean of the Amory Times a warm letter because that paper had seen fit to criticise the methods of the compa ny. It may have been a little late in coming, but Mississippi has a cor poration fight on at last, and the peo ple should give the officers who are endeavoring to protect their interests a hearty and constant backing and co-operation. Some days since an immense piuc tree was cut on the place of J. K. Barber near Magee in Simpson coun ty that, squared 24 inches for 81 feei and contained 4,000 feet of lumber, board measure. Of course a great deal was wasted in the squaring, it being too large and long for the saw, requiring a broadaxe and hewing, The tree brought $20 as it stood in the forest. It is distressing to consider, that in a few more years such splend id pieces of timber will have become a thing of the past in our great state. There can be no doubt in the wisdom of the suggestion that something be done now for the preservation of onv forests and the continuation of out timber supply. It is a subject of the greatest importance. Winona has just cause to be proud of her water works -system, several fires that promised to be of large pro portion, having stopped before gain ing mqch headway within the past few weeks. Water is a mighty handy thing to have around, especially when the fire fiend goes on a rampage. The city with a good water system is fortu nate in more ways than one. A bale of cotton made into handker chiefs will bring the manufacturer something like $1,200.00. The differ ence of $1,150 is lost ro the South where little cotton is manufai I ired into the finer fabrics, but there is a change to take place that will save this to us. The factories are grad ually coming to the fields and within a few years more there will be a dif ferent tale to tell. The matter of protecting fish and game is receiving considerable atten tion in Mississippi these days. A num ber of counties have appointed game wardens during the past month or so and up at Yazoo a few days since a barrel of fish was seized. The law should be enforced, makes no differ ence whether it be good or bad. Tf bad, have it changed. The headquarters for the Farmers Educational and Co-operative Union for Mississippi has been removed to Jackson, that point being more cen tral and easy of access than Hazle hurst. In addressing the officers in the future remember that they are lo cated in Jackson now. Secretary Cortelyou deposited $25,« 000,000 of government funds in New York banks. - - j 1 . • Fire in Masonic Temple. Chicago.—Three hundred people enjoying themselves in the assembly hall on the seventeenth floor of the Masonic Temple when five started on the fourth floor, spread to the seventh and filled the upper part of the build ing with smoke. A general stampede followed, when smoke reached the hall where friends of the Catholic Knights and Ladies of America w’ere attending a recep tion. Quick action and cool judgment ott the part of employes of the building in operating three elevators, however, made the rescue of the women easy, but some of them fainted. The loss to the Temple building was about $5,000. Cortelyou Helps. Secretary Cortelyou deposits $25, 000,000 in New York banks. Hamilton bank, with deposits of $7,000,000, suspends payment, claim ing solvency. Twelfth Ward bank, with deposits of $3,000,000, suspends payment. Empire City Savings bank, j£th deposits of $2,300,000, suspends for 30 davs. under banking laws. Run continues on Tust Company ot America. Run continues on Dollar Savings bank. Pittsburg receives $5,000,000 from government to aid in meeting pay rolls. if necessary. Pittsburg exchange'remains closed. Levee Strike Is Ended. New Orleans.—The levee strike involving 10,000 men, mostly cotton handlers, has ended. The men agreed to return to work pending final ad justment of the controversy by arbi tration which was proposed by the local steamship agents. The strike was sympathetic in behalf of about 1,800 cotton screw men, who refused to stow on vessel holds the number of bales demanded by the steamship agents. No disorder of any kind oc curred during the strike which lasted about a month. Fairbanks Denies Story. Middlesboro, Ky.—Before leaving his special train here Vice-President Fairbanks made clear his position in reference to quotations from certain St. Louis and New York papers to the effect that he was not a candidate actively or receptively for the presi dential nomination. He said that whi.e in St. Louis he refused positively to discuss politics and that any state i _n_lvnxrD nnmp from him LUCIIt ~ . ,1 in reference to national politics or the presidency was entirely unfounded. Bold Robbery. Philadelphia.—Two men walked in to the sub-treasury here, grabbed $9,000 that was being paid out to a national bank teller and started fo run from the building. The clerks and others gave chase and the two men were so hotly pur sued that they threw the money under a street car. Both men were cap tured and are now in the city ha.l. One of them carried a revolver. 1 be money was in notes and was all re covered. Protecting Depositors. New York—The Hamilton bank in West One Hundred and Twenty-First street, suspended payment to deposi tors. A notice posted on the doors of the bank announced that the bans was solvent, but in justice to deposi tors, payment had been suspended un til public confidence in banking in stitutions was restored._ Receiver Appointed. Pittsburg, Pa.—Walter V. Upte o-raft, secretary to George Westing house, was appointed receiver for the Nernst Lamp company, the lourtn Westinghouse concern embarrassed by the severe money market strin gency. His bond was placed at $o0, 000. _ _ To Advert Disaster. Reno, Nev.-Owing to the general feeling of unrest that prevailed in financial circles, Gov. Sparks declai ed Friday and Saturday legal ^oil days. All the banks throughout the state took advantage of this respite to get their affairs in shape so as Ji make a failure impossible. Mississippi chickens swept the field . t SlatA Fair and brought back nearly all the cash prizes. This is a good showing for Mississippi to go down and capture so much of the $15,000 donated by the legislature of Louisiana for State Fair premiums. Let’s get all next time. A movement was begun for the eree tion of a monument at Port Hudson, La., in memory of Massachusetts sol diers. Canard Liner Lusitania. Queenstown.—The Cunard liner Lusitania has broken the best previ ous eastern record. The best prev ious record from New York to Queeu town was 5 days, 4 hours and 19 min utes. 'The Lusitania cleared Sandy Hook listship at 5:44 p. m. Saturday last. Her time of passage has been 4 days and 22 hours and 46 min utes. ! IOLIVER.PINNIE GROCER CO. Memphis, Term., Aug. 27, 1900 Ur. R. G. Winter. Houston, Miss. Dear Sir:— As to Business Colleges, there are quite a number here, but the only one of which we know personally is the MACON & KNDBEWS College. We have employed quit* a number .r»«..I ^ J 0f their graduates at vanous times aod found Our References them all satisfactory and properly fitted If# n«n>.c of Uunsfot their work. Yours very truly, 4 IhImu Mm, Intan. Kilitwi THE OUVER-FlNNIB GrCCBR Q>» By Milton fl. Gunt, It pays to attend a Business College recognized and pairsnlzea by business men—our students are employed by nearly every business house in Memphis and throughout tha South. Positions secured free. Every graduate employed Now is the time to enter. No vacation. Our system cf Shorthand was again unani mously adopted by the Board of Education to be taught in the Memphis High Sahool; the entire commercial department of the Memphis High School is under our di rection. Write for a beautiful college souvenir FREE. “S’ MACON & ANDREWS COLLEGES, Memphis, TENNIS n»rldlan. Alla*. ... _ Jackson, Ml»*/ r <£> isr jL cl HF* o See BEN E. KUYKENDALL, Cashier of the BanK of Kemper, and and let him “write you up” in the V Tk^ . 1 MISSISSIPPI'S Lamar Mutual, co«°pmaeny. Eastland's Drug Store Drugs Are plentiful at my store, because I run a drag store and carry a stock that belongs exclusively to the drug trade I have a fine line of Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Coloring Brushes, Etc.—in fact, all a painter nseds. I also carry a good line of Stationery, Tooth Brushes, Combs, Hair Brushes, Soaps, Perfumes, and all Toilet Articles 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. gCOOBA. - - MISSISSIPPI H. W. RENCHER. Physician & Surgeon. Scooba, Miss. I Offers his professional services to the people of Scooba and Kemper Counties. Special attention given to office work. J. B. MOONEY, Physician & Surgeon Scooba, Miss. Particular attention given to sur gical cases. Office, Ward s Drug Store. W. C. ANDERSON, Physician & Surgeon, Will respond to calls Night or Day. Office at Eastland’s Drug Store, Scoo ba, Mississippi. T. T. CHILES, Physician & Surgeon, Wahalas, Miss. Tenders his professional services to the people of Wahalak and vicinity. Calls answered Day and Night. Geo. B. Neville. R. E. Wilboirn. NEVILLE & WILBOURN, Attorneys- at-Law, Meridian, Miss. Offices: Masonic Temple Building. Fourth Street, between Twenty-fwe ond and Twenty-third Avs. Rooms 24 26. Branch Office—Scooba, Miss. GEORGE H. ETHRIDGE, Attorney-at-Law. BeKalb, Miss. General law practice in all the Courts of Mississippi. Special atten tion given to legal writings and col lections. j. E. TINSLEY, Dental Surgeon, Scooba, Miss. Offers his professional services to the people of Kemper County. All kinds of dental work dome neatly and promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. « Iianndry THE TROY STEAM LAUNDRY, Meridian, Miss. , Will do your Laundry Work Neatly, Cheaply and Promptly JAS, E>. FRENCH Agent at Scooba. « __ _ BO YEARS* ' EXPERIENCE Trade Mark# Designs Coryrigh.s Ac Anyone sending a sketch and essorlptlon may enlckly ascertain oar opinion free whether an tpccUU notice, without euanr®. In Scientific American. A handsomely Illustrated weekly. Inrae-t ctia dilation of any solentffle Journal. Terms.»« Job Printing Iff AT THE nr Herald Office