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In Surpression of Tnbercolosis. Be
lieves Future Will See the Dread
ed Disease Stamped Out. Valua
ble Relics Received.
Treasury officials are agreeably
surprised at the number of banks
throughout the country which have
already indicated their purpose to
comply with the suggestion of the
Comptroller of the Currency Ridge
ly that additional circulation be tak
en out. A large number of telegrams
■were received at the department ask
ing for additional circulation, vary
ing in amount from a few thousand
dollars to two millions. George E.
Roberts, former director of the mint
and now president of the Commercial
^National Bank oi Chicago, is here,
and has engaged $2,000,000 additional
circulation for his bank.
Sol Wexler, vice president of the
Whitney-Central National Bank of
New Orleans, is also here and is
makig arrangements to materially in
crease his holdings. Other prominent
bankers, through Washington repre
sentatives are arranging to deposit
the necessary securities preparatory
to taking out national bank notes
to the limit of their capital stock.
The Comptroller now has in his vaults
national bank currency to the amount
of $107,000,000, and while a consider
able proportion of this amount be
longs to banks that have already
reached their limit under the law, a
very large sum is available for banks
that carry only a comparatively
small amount when compared with
their capital. One large New York
’bank could, under the law, it is said,
within the next ten days outstand cir
culation, and in all probability will
soon ask for a material increase. Mr.
Bidgely expressed the opinion that
within the next ten days outsand cir
culation of national banks will have
been increased bv from $25,000,000
to $30,000,000, and possibly a much
larger sum.
Cardinal Interested. ^
Cordial sympathy with the anti
tuberculosis movement was expressed
by Cardinal Gibbons in a letter which
has been received by John S. Fulton,
secretary general of the International
congress on tuberculosis. The car
dinal affirmed the belief that the
white plague would ultimately be
brought under as complete control as
smallpox, yellow fever and other
scourges of humanity have been. Aft
er praising the members of the as
sociation for their benevolent inter
est in the cause of humanity, the
cardinal continued: “My faith in
the ultimate cheeking of tuberculosis
throughout the world is based upon
my own remembrances of that other
'scourge—yellow fever—and the
change that has been brought about
through the study of the disease.
Fifty years ago, and even until recent
years, yellow fever was a most dread
ed visitor in New Orleans. In one of
'the epidemics of the disease I con
tracted the fever myself. Our free
dom from anxiety, so far as yellow
fever is concerned, we owe to the
men who laid down their own lives
• for the benefit of- their fellow men.
There was Major -Carroll, who died
only a month ago after years of suf
fering caused by his voluntary sub
mission to inoculation with yellow
fever. There was his colleague, Dr.
Lazear, who died soon after iuocula
tion. These men were genuine heroes,
and too high praise can not be be
stowed upon them for their services
to humanity.” Reviewing the present
methods of treating tuberculosis, the
' cardinal continues: “In connection
■with the program for the interna
tional Congress of Tuberculosis, my
attention has been called to the in
vestigations being earned on ny tnc
men of science abroad. In France,
in spite of the materialistic avowals,
of the scientists, the activity in re
searches, which aim at the ultimate
betterment of humanity, is marked/•*
Washington’s Estate.
To recover some little parcels of
real estate given by two grateful gov
ernments to George Washington
about 100 years ago, and worth 'at
the present time hundreds of mil
, lions of dollars is the object of pro
ceedings started formally by the
heir-at-law of the Fatrer of His
Looks Good to Them.
The financial situation was discuss
ed for three hours by President Roose
velt and bis cabinet, but it was stated
that the satisfactory eondiion of fi
nancial affairs at the present moment
warranted no action. Secretary Gar
field, whom the president is consult
ing freely regarding- the federal ap
pointments in the new state of Okla
homa, said that the state of appoint
ments had been nearly decided ugon.
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Want* Rich Malefactor.
President Roosevelt does not like
to be criticised. No criticism of the
administration hurts him and his per
sonal feeling more, or more precisely
no criticism exasperates more, than
the criticism which declares that ho
has landed no “malefactor of great
wealth” in jail. He is trying hard,
using all the machinery of the govern
ment, to put some specimen of “suc
cessful dishonesty” in prison stripes,
and when some newspaper or public
man asks him why he does not do it
he can only writhe and impotently
grit his teeth. He is striving to
please, but be can not catch a rich
malefactor, in the classic Devery
phrase, “with the goods.”
Miss Oliver to Wed.
The engagement of Miss Elizabeth
Shaw Oliver, daughter of the Assis
tant Secretary of War and Mrs. Rob
ert Shaw Oliver, to Francis K. Stev
ens of New York and Lawrence, L.
I., was the most interesting and irn
Dortant of the early season. Miss Oli
ver is one of the small coterie of girls
who are numbered among the per
sonal favorites of the president and
Mrs. Roosevelt. Since, her return
from Canada, where she spent the
summer, Miss Oliver has been the
frequent companion of Mrs. Roose
velt and Miss Ethel Roosevelt on
their horseback rides in the afternoon.
She is an experienced horsewoman
and popular girl.
More Courage.
Orders from Washington for the
immediate coining of $15,000,000 in
double eagles in order to help relieve
the money stringency, finds the Phil
adelphia mint prepared for the task.
It is expected that employes at the
mint will have to work overtime in
order to get the coin out quickly,
Fortunately, the silver coinage for the
year is well out of the way, enough
silver coih having already been turn
ed out in anticipation of the usual
demand for it during the Christmas
holidays. The coinage of $15,000,000
of gold will consume about three
fifths of the bullion now at the mint.
Final Cost of Canal.
In view of the questions which will
be asked by the democrats in the next
session of congress, government offi
ciais nave oeen ngunng over rue ul
timate cost of the Panama canal. The
figures show that the ultimate cost of
the canal will be in the neighborhood
of $246,000,000. This is far in excess
of the original estimates and the orig
inal sum named by congress as the
limit within which the expenditures
were to be kept. It is thought, how
ever, with the splendid progress made,
there will be little difficulty in having
the limit raised by congress.
For Fourteen-Inch Rifles.
Fourteen-inch rifles may be install
ed on the new 20,000-ton battleships
recommended by the general board.
Ordnance officers are alreay consider
ing plans for them. The idea is to
give the fourteen-inch projectiles the
same velocity as the twelve-inc'i,
thereby assuring a comparatively flit
trapectory and accuracy of fire. The
move comes as a sequel to reports re
ceived from abroad that England is
to have thirteen and one-half-incii
guns for her new ships.
Sees the President.
Paul Morton, president of the
Equitable Life Assurance Association
of New York talked with the presi
dent more than an hour. Asked it
the financial situation had been dis
cussed. Mr. Morton hesitated then
said: .
“Having nothing whatever to say j
about it.”
To Vote at Oyster Bay.
President Roosevelt left Washing
ton for Oyster Bay on Monday night
to vote the following day for two
judges of the court of appeals and
for county and township officers.
There are no other candidates on the
Oyster Bay ballot.
Locks Will Be Widened.
One bundled and ten feet is the
width which the navy department lias
Anally fixed upon as desirable for the
locks for the Panama canal.' This is
an increase of ten feet in width oyer
the plans on which the commission
was working.'
Vnrlnrciic Pi-noosed Canal.
President Roosevelt endorses the
proposed eanal to connect the Atlan
tic ocean with the Mississippi river
through the South Atlantic cotton
belt, and promises his active support
in its development.
Federal Control.
President Roosevelt will ask < in
gress for legislation providing for
federal control of trust companies.
A fresh chapter was added to the
peonage charges against 0. D. Crit
tenden of Greenville, Miss., when
Mary Grace Quackenboss of New
York filed with the Department of
Justice her report on conditions as
she found them after a careful inves
tigation. The exact contest of the
report could not he ascertained, but
it is understood to be adverse to Mr.
Crittenden and other large employers
of imported labor in the south.
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Pero'od to the led a •trial. Commercial and Agricultural
Development of the Wonderful Koeoureee of the Mate.
Item* of Intoroet from all Quarter*.
By H. B BLABESLIE, JacKtoa, Ml...
The Holmes County Corn Club
held its general roundup ou the 26th
of last month at Lexington and the
affair was a splendid success from
©very standpoint. More than eighty
boys who entered the contest in the
spring stuck it out and had their corn
on display at the round-up. The purg
ing was done by Professors Perkins
and T'ox of • the A. and M. college.
The handsome list of valuable prizes
awarded by the business and profes
sional men of Holmes county were
distributed among the successful con
testants. The home culture contests
among the school girls was also the
subject of much attention and the
display of work shown would com
pare favorable*y with that produced
anywhere. The young lady receiving
a gold medal for the best loaf of
bread has the highest honor that can
be bestowed by any community or or
ganization. Give us girls for wives
and mothers that know how themsel
ves whether it is necesary for them
nnnlf anil sew or not. and life at
home will be much more pleasant.
The round-up was attended by an
immense crowd who were attracted
by the novel contests and were in
terested in the future welfare of
Holmes county and her already splen
did citizenship. A regular county
fair was launched and men selected
who will push it to a successful ter
mination by next fall. It has been a
great year for Holmes county and
Superintendent Smith is entitled to
tire greatest consideration and esteem
for the hard work he has done dur
ing the year, and the phenomenal re
sults obtained. If every county in the
state had one or more such “Smiths’’
there would be an entirely different
tale to tell within the next few years.
It is the earnest desire of the
writer to see more than half the
counties of Mississippi with such or
ganizations in the public schools next
year. A circular has already been
sent each superintendent elect, and
it is to be hoped that the matter will
be taken up immediately in the teach
ers meetings and a call made for or
ganization early in the year.
The Farmers’ Union is undergoing
a crucial period at this time. The
demand for a reasonable price for
cotton, backed also by the Cotton As
sociation, is being fought bitterly by
interests that would be inereferred
nrifli onrl arArv nKcf Qf>lo TtrtSttllllp
thrown in their path. A desperate
effort is being made to hammer the
price to eight cents as has been
threatened, and the battle is a royal
one. The Union chain of warehouses
is being extended and next year the
organization will be stronger than
ever to wage a campaign for an
equitable price. It is encumbent on
every member to stand firm now and
use every legitimate means to 'hold
up the hands of the officials who are
in the forefront of battle. Do not
be discouraged if the price is manip
ulated to a figure that is too low, but
bear in mind that a long pull will be
necessary to change a condition that
nearly a century has been used in
perfecting. Don’t become discour
aged and say that the Farmers’
Union and the Cotton Association are
no good, but add your mite in the way
of dues and good counsel to keep
the organization together and at
work. Results are bound to follow
such a course.
Up in Tennessee a town school was
short of black boards and the trus
tees were slow in taking care of the
demand for this necessary adjunct to
the well regulated school room. The
boys and girls in that school took
the bit between their teeth and de
cided that they would have black
boards. They got the boards and
each shouldered a cotton sack and
went into t.he field to pick cotton for
a farmer to get the money for black
boards.fl They got the boards and
at the same time demonstrated that
the pupils of that school are made oi
the material from which will be de
veloped a citizenship that means bet
ter times for our country in the fu
The writer would like to hear from
all who are putting up cane syrup
for the general market this fall, giv
ing quantity and size of can used.
It is necessary to begin early mak
ing arrangements for a disposition of
the product. The same aid will be
given this year in finding a market
as last and there is encouragement
that a good price will be again real
Lawrence county is in the good
roads column, having decided to work
her roads by coutract two months
ago and letting the contract this
month. While this plan may -not
prove just what is wanted, it is un
doubtedly a step in the right direc
tion and will eventually greatly im
prove the condition of the public
thoroughfares of that county. It is
a progressive step that will lead to
others later on.
During the round-up of institutes
at the A. and M. college, the Missis
sippi Live Stock Association was
formed with the following officers:
President, R. B. Hardy, Columbus;
vice president, D. A,. Saunders,
Starkville; secretary and treasurer,
Arch Smith, Agricultural College;
directors, W. G. Evans, Columbus;
T. W. Jackson, Prairie Point; T. W.
Taylor, Port Gibson; G. M. Aldrich,
Michigan City; J. W. Day, Crystal
Springs. A meeting of the officers
and members as well as those desir
ing to become members, is called to
meet in Jackson, November 12, 1907.
The purpose of the meeting is to con
sider legislation of importance to the
cattle industry in the state, more es
pecially the establishment of a live
stock sanitary board for the enforce
ment of sanitary regulations, the
eradication of the cattle tick, the ex
tension into Mississlnni of the nuar
antine line, the utilization of a fund
of $13,500 appropriated by the U. S.
government for tiek eradication and
other matters of deep interest. The
one fare for the round trip rate to
the state fair can be taken advantage
of and a large turn out is desired.
Write Arcli Smith, secretary, Agri
cultural College, for particulars.
The first great drainage district to
be organized and completed under the
provisions of the new state law on
the subject is at Clarksdale and is
known as the Hopson Bayou Dis
trict. It contains something like
20,000 acres of splendid alluvial land
and will bring it into cultivation.
Other districts of greater of less pro
portion arc in process of formation,
and it is confidently expected that
hundreds of thousands of acres will
be reclaimed during the next few
years under the provisions of this
law. It is a great thing for the peo
ple of the state and is being rapidly
taken advantage of. Great is the
delta and greater still will it become
by a general application of the new
drainage law.
The Yazoo fair was an unqualified
success in every respect. The ex
hibits, while not in a great quantity,
were of the very best and would
prove prize winners anywhere. The
stoek ;show was good and the attend
ance all that could be desired. The
officers deserve credit for successfully
handling the first Yazoo County faiv,
a great deal of hard and persistent
work being necessary. The Herald’s
daily edition during the week was an
important feature and a credit to
Editor McGuire. Yazoo people have
just cause to be proud of their first
effort and the general expression was,
that it would be better next year.
An Indiana farmer sold an ear of
corn that took first premium at the
recent National Corn Exposition at
Chicago for $250 and it is possible
that the corn club exhibits of Holmes,
Copiah, Lafayette and other counties
of Mississippi exhibited ears as good.
Mississippi is a corn state as well as
a cotton state, a hay state, a vege
table state, a fruit state, a stock rais
ing state and almost every kind of
a state that Indiana or Illinois can
boast. The only trouble is, that we
do not realize what we have and
what it is capable of producing.
The very best of reports comes
from our splendid Agricultural and
Mechanical College. President Hardy
says that the enrollment will go be
yond the thousand mark this year.
More «i^n one thousand boys pre
paring themselves for life in an in
! stitution that gives practical knowl
edge that will be of incalculable bene
fit in the future, is bound to bring
good results for our great state.
Mississippi has always been an
agricultural state and always will un
less something in thS way of a revolu
tion comes about. The future great
ness of the state depends almost
wholly upon the development of her
agricultural resources, and why not
keep it an agricultural state? There
is room for one at least and why not
ours ?
Mississippi pulled off an embryo
strike a few days since when the
weavers of the Wesson mills walked
out for more pay. It was soon set
tled, however,and the looms are cliek
ing again as if nothing had hap
Join the Farmers’ Union and Cot
ton Association and add your mits
to the splendid work undertaken by
these organization*.
A lady in Lexington gathered aBd
sold from one pecan tree in her yard
last year nuts to the amount of
$108.60 besides giving away some to
neighbor*. «•
Now is the time to begin arrange
ments to make next year the banner
one for general improvement in our
great state. The good work goes
merrily along and deserves a boost
from every loyal citizen.
Land Recovery.
Mobile, Ala.—The filing of a deed
for probate will mark the first step
in a contest for lands in Florida,
Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiam,
aggregating in value several hun
dreds of millions of dollars. The
lands are alleged to have been the
property of the late Dr. Joseph Chas
tftng, held under the treaty guaran
tee by the United States government
in the Louisiana Purchase act.
They are now in possession of sev
eral hundred owners, and the allega
tion is that the lands have never been
within reach. Heirs are instituting
the proceedings.
The property in Louisiana is close
ly adjacent to New Orleans. In Ala
bama it embraces some of the most
valuable property in the city of Mo
bile. In Florida the lands are in Es
cambia and Santa Rosa counties, and
in Mississippi they extend along the
Anaet in rvlonac C/ixnnlAn Doit
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St. Louis.
Will Hold For 16 Cents.
Guthrie, 0. T.—Cotton growers in
all parts of Oklahoma and Indian
Territory held secret meetings, and
discussed the cotton market situa
tion. It was decided to hold the 1907
pick until cotton prices have ad
vanced to a certain point. The cot
ton growers have a compact organ
ization and each member is sworn to
It is rumored the minimum pries
at which farmers will sell was fixed
at 16 cents. The action of cotton
growers to hold the crop is consider
ed in a favorable light by financial
concerns, as indicating that the
“flurry” has not frightened planters
and that they are not in need of
ready money. The fact that the
banks will not be called on to supply
cotton purchase funds will aid in re
storing normal conditions. It is es
timated that over 10,000 bales of cot
ton will be held out of the market.
Whiskey In Sewers.
Charleston, S. C.—As a result of
the war which the state officials, by
order of Gov. Ansel, are waging on
the “blind tigers” of Sharleston,
some of the sewers of the city were
flushed with liquor.
The state agents have been busy
raiding “blind tigers,” and had seiz
ed over five hnfidred gallons ot rye
and corn whisky, gin, rum and cock
tail. All of it was emptied into the
sewers. The liquors had been seized
in broken packages, and rather than
bear the expense of analysis, winch
wculd be necessary before the stuff
cold be sold, under the s'.ate law. it
was decided to destroy it.
Harahan Optimistic.
Chicago—Construction work on the
Illinois Central railroad will be con
tinued, according to President Hara
han, who returned from New York.
Some men might be put out of work
by the coming of winter, as usual,
but in general work would proceed as
usual. There would be no let up on
the work now in progress to finish the
line into Birmingham, said President
Harahan. He believed that financial
conditions in New York were rapidly
assuming a normal state and th*it
throughout the country there would
be no further signs of panic.
Peonage Charge.
Atlanta. Ga.—James M. Smith, of
Oglethorpe county, who was a can
didate for the governorship of Geor
gia, in the last campaign will appear
before the federal grand jury at
Athens next Monday, when that body
will investigate the charges of peon
age against him last summer and on
which he was held over by United
States Commissioner Kennebrew. Mr.
Smith is one of the largest growers
of cotton in the state. The charges
against him were made by a family
of negroes named Howard.
Loving Cnp for Miss Gould.
New York.—The enlisted men of
the North Atlantic fleet will present
a handsome loving cup to Miss Helen
Miller Gould on Nov. 19 or De:. 3.
Miss Gould has endeared herself to
the men of the navy by her philan
thropic work for their interests. Each
enlisted man is contributing 25 cents
to the cup fund. The cup will cost
about $2,000. u
__ £.
Clearing House Certificates.
Following the action of other cit
ies, the Atlanta Clearing House As
sociation decided to authorize the is
suance of clearing house certificates,
in order to facilitate the movement of
the cotton crop and to present any
curtailment of general buamess ae
a result of the monetary stringency.
William J. Bryan began a tour of
Kentucky in the interest of the
democratic party.
A community is just as good as the
citizens desire it to be. If the law
is not enforced, it is the fault of the
people. — t.. .u.
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Bank Cashier's Suicide. ^
Grand Island, Neb.—The Commer
cial State Bank, with deposits of
$380,000, closed. It had $50,000 in
the First National Bank of Chari
ton, la., whose cashier committed
| Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 27, 1906
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0 here, but the only one of which we know personally is the
MACON & ANDREWS College. We have employed quits a number
of their graduates at various times and found
Our References them all satisfactory and properly fitted letr
n*MM4.k tKemtoitiUnti their work. Yours very truly,
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-- - - - By Milton H. Hunt, Manager.
It pays to attend a Business College recognized and patronized by business
men—our students are employed by nearly every business house in Memphis and
throughout tha South. Positions stcured free. Every graduate employed Now
is the time to enter. No vacation. Our system cf Shorthand was again unani
mously adoptsd by the Boars of Education to be taught in the Memphis High School;
the entire commercial department of the Memphis High School is under our di
rection. Write for a beautiful college souvenir FREE.
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and let him "write you up" in th3
Lamar Mutual, C0S“y
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Eastland’s Drug Store
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 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 & Snrgeon.
Scooba, Miss.
! Offers his professional services to
the people of Scooba and Kemper
Counties. Special attention given to
office work.
Physician & Surgeon
Scooba, Miss.
Particular attention given to sur
gical cases. Office, Ward’s Drug
1 Store.
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Physician & Surgebn,
Will respond to calls Night or Day.
Office at-Eastland’s Drug Store, Scoo
ba, Mississippi.
Physician A Surgeon,
Wahalair, Miss.
Tenders his professional {services to
the doodIc of Wahalak- and vicinity.
Calls answered Day and Night.
Gao. B. Neville. R. E. Wilb<rarn.
Attorneys- at-Law,
Meridian, Miss.
Offices: Masonic Temple Building.
Fourth Street, between Twenty-tiec
ond and Twenty-third Avs. Rooms 24
26. Branch Office—Scooba, Mis*.
DeKaJb, Miss.
GeneraKlaw practice in all the
Courts of Mississippi. Special atten
tion given to legal writings and col
Dental Surgeon,
Sieooba, Miss.
Offers his professional services to
the people i.t Ivemper County. All
kinds of denral work done neatly and
promptly, /Jatisfaction guaranteed.
Meridian, Miss.
Will do your Laundry Work
Neatly, Cheaply and Promptly
Agent at Scooba.
Trade Marks
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