Newspaper Page Text
THE KEMPER HERALD.
VOL, XXXIJI • SCOOBA, MISS., THURSDAY, JANUARY 2. 1908._NO. I!) DR. RIXEY GOT THERE FIRST SURGEON GENERAL CLOSEST TO THRONE. JEALOUSY CAUSED TROUBLE Serious Breach Between Navigation and Medical Chiefs Proved Undo ing of Rear Admiral—Wanted Medical Man as Captain. Washington.—That a serious breach exists between the bureau of naviga tion, and the bureau of medicine of the navy, involving the question of the responsibility of the latter bureau was maiq appaient in a statement is sued by Surgeon General Presley M. Rixey, V f the navy, in which he touch ed lapct* the circumstances leading up to the probable selection by the pres ident of a medical officer, to com mand! the hospital ship Relief over the protest of Rear Admiral William H. B\ownson, chief of the bureau of nav i gallon, who sent his resignation to iWse president. While disclaiming ex saet knowledge as to the cause of poor IRear Admiral Brownson’s resignation 1he surgeon general’s statement leaves little room for doubt that the con troversy he reviews was a potent fac tsr. Surgeon General Rixie prefac es’! his statement by remarking: “I have been called up on the tel ephone many times in regard to the resignation of Rear Admiral Brown f(on. Rear Admiral Brownson and I •have been friends for many years and when on duty in Washington, as naval attending surgeon, I was his family physician. ins resignation as ouier oi tne du voau of navigation has been assigned So various causes, among others to a difference of opinion as to the com mand of the hospital ship Relief. While I do not know that this is a •cause, it may be interesting to know ihe present status of this question.’’ : Surgeon General Rixey then stated ft hat - hospital ships as a rule, always ■••have been commanded by medical of itt'eers with a sailing master, and civil ian crew'for purposes of navigation. The, Relief lie says, formerly belong ed to the army, and always was com manded by a medical officer when us . ed-,as a hospital ship. In attempting to lunify the medical services of the army and the, navy board of medical officers which was convened by ex ecutive order more than a year ago, recommended by medical officers, and (that that recommendation was approv ed (by both the secretary of war and ■the secretary of the qgvy, in gener al orders. Since the civil war, he says, all /hospital ships and medical transports of the army had been placed under the surgeon general of the army. He says further that Japanese naval hos pital ships were commanded by med ical officers after having tried line officers. These ships, he says, are simply floating hospitals, properly un der. the control of the medical de partment and should be conducted in peace, exactly as in time of war. This is especially so, he added, because during war time and line officers cannot be spared and no doubt should desire the command of these ships. He maintains that it always has been a doubtful question if the Gene vk and The Hague agreements could guarantee the neutrality of these ships if line officers and crews were aboard, and it was this doubt which prevented the Japanese during the re cent war with Russia from using line officers on hospital ships. “The internal administration of the .bureau of medicine and surgery,” he says, “has been, in my opinion, too much interfered with by the bureau of navigation. This interference has at times caused grave concern as to how I could meet the needs of those under our care. ’ The hospital ship Belief, he says, should now be with the battleship fleet on its cruise, but he adds,.“the bereau of navigation thought other wise, and the fleet of lo,000 men with its auxiliaries is without a hospital ship, and will be until it arrives at Magdalena Bay, more than three months from now. He added that he cannot understand how Rear Admiral Brownson should be especially inter ested in the officering of hospital ships when his duties lie in another direction, and that hje should not in terfere in a matter pertaining entire ly to the bureau of medicine and sur gery and therefore to be decided by the secretary of the navy. Surgeon General Rixey’s statement was shown to Admiral Brownson but he declined to make any comment whatever in regard to it. Making Powdered Eggs. MnootgOIuas8w waf yan way nafan Chemists have at last succeeded in preserving eggs by dessication. Con sul Thomas H. Norton, of Chemnitx, GennanyGermnay, reports on this. He writes that the process was in vented by an Australian chemist, and that the Farmers and Settlers’ Co operative Society, of Sydney, has erected an extensive plant for the manufacture of “egg powder.” Flying Machines Wanted. At the army signal office where specifications for new heavier-than air flying machines .were printed, it is known that the Wright brothers of Cleveland, who have had much eueoees in aeoplane navigation, in tend to submit a proposal. Something like thirty other requests have been made for specifications, although most of these are recognized as l>eing from scientific men or men who make ths request through curiosity. It is a rare opportunity for those who have been talking about flying machines for many years to furnish the gov ernment with something that is tang ible. The War Department is in a position to encourage the develop ment of mechanical flight if any of the numerous inventors who have been sending al sorts of suggestions to the Board of Ordnanee and Fortifica tions and .the chief signal officer of the army will convert their theories into something which is solid enough to hold two men, and light enough to carry them off the earth. Four Men Control Copper. Four operators control over 70 per cent of the entire production of cop per in the United States. They con duct operations with unlimited means and on a scale which is enormous, single plants in some cases milling 8,000 tons of copper ore daily and smelting plants producing from 90, 000,000 to 175,000,000 pounds of cop per ore does not lenonononan nann per each. This situation is partly due to trust operations and in some degree to the fact that copper ore does not lend itself 'to simple reduc tion. Much money is required to l*o spent on the development of ore bod ies, and an expensive mill and smelt er are necessary in order to operate on a larce scale, which aldhe reduced ■the cost of extraction. Two New Forest Reserves. The President has signed a procla mation creating two additions aggre gating 78,000 acres to the* San Ga briel National Forest in Southern California. The additions consist of lands lying on the slopes and foot hills of the San Gaoriel Mountains a.nd protecing' .the flow, on the terri tory known as the San Gabriel wa tershed. on which Pasadena, Pomona, San Bernardino and a number of smaller towns are dependent for a water supply. These additions will bring the to tal area of the San Gabriel National Forest up ito 633,295 acres. General Smith to Retire. Brig-Gen. Charles S. Smith, on special duty at the proving grounds at Sandy Hook, N. J., will be placed on the retired listt of the army by operation of law on account of age. Gen. Smith is the 'junior Brigadier, having only been appointed to that grade in October last. He is a native of Vermont, but was appointed to the military academy in July. 1862, from Illinois. At the time of his promotion to ,the grade of Brigadier General he was in command of the Sandy Hook proving grounds, with which station he had been identified for many years. Signatures Repudiated. Officials of the Bank of California, Pa., charge that indorsements on $74, 000 worth of paper given the insti tution by Former Cashier 0. F. Piper are forged. The charge is made at the end of an investigation started when the bank closed several weeks «,<rn At that, time Cashier Piner and William Lenhart, a businessman of Pittsburg and Brownsville, were ar rested, charged with conspiracy to de fraud. Lenhart was released on bail, but Piper is in jail. The name used for the indorsements is that of lead ing California businessman. Special Service Squadron. Admiral Sebree's special service squadron ft made up of the armored cruisers Tennessee and Washington, has arrived at Pichilinque, off the southern coast of the peninsula of Lower California. Their next step ij expected to be at- Magdalena Bay. For Chairman. A movement has been started for the purpose of naming Representative Denver, Democrat, from the Sixth Congressional District of Ohio, for temporary chairman of the Democrat ic Convention to be held in the city of Denver. Criticises Bureau. Congressman Dawson, of Iowa, se verely criticised the bureaus of the navy department for lack of business methods in handling government busi ness. Navy Overhauled! The controversy growing out of the resignation of Admiral Brown eon will probably result in the wholo Navy Department being overhauled by congress. Will Sail January. Viscount Aoki, the Japanese Am bassador, will sail for home on the steamer Manchuria, leaving San Francisco on Jan. 7. yl FOB GREATER MISSISSIPPI • V I nooatad to tho InHo.trtaL, Comaioretal and Agrtoatfaral 1 I DeTolaaataat of tho Waadorful Roaoareoa of tho Skat*. I I It*at* of Iatoroat Iroa aU Qaartar* I \ >jr R. I BLAKESLEE. JmIim, Nisi. J Bro. Caulfield of the Gloster Retf ord in writing of a recent trip to Centreville states that he saw a young man on the streets with a load of 1 well headed cabbage that were bring | ing a splendid price. The cabbage , were grown on land from which a crop of tomatoes were taken in May and June. The statement was also made that a contract had been made by the Red Snapper Sauce Company of Centre ville with R. A. Bolling to grow 120 acres this year in pepper, tomatoes and onions. These two items sav a great deal for Centreville and the adjacent ter itory in Wilkinson and Amite coun ties. With cash markets for so much stuff at home and a fast increasing shipping trade, diversification will soon be the rule there. It means a prosperous and happy community with conditions such that cotton can be easily held for any price that the supply warrants. Such is becoming more common in Mississippi year by year and pressages great good for the state in the future. The man who accomplishes some thing must necessarily do it against opposition from some source. The fact that he is c»ing something in duces some people to knock on ac count of jealousy or plain meanness. The best endorsement is often the op position of a class of individuals. The suggestion made by the writer that a joint committee from both branches of the legislative bodies meet like committees from the Far mers’ Union and Cotton Association to investigate anti consider the reasi bility of establishing a small plant for making bagging from storm cot ton and other lower grades, is being strongly assailed from some sources, and has been the subject of consider able ridicule. At any rate, the sug gestion is attracting attention and causing people to take notice. The suggestion is made in the re port to the legislature of the depart ment of agriculture and commerce and is at least worthy of considera tion at the hands. a£ the people. If, after full investigation it is deemed impractical, then that is the last of itiy ‘but if on the other hand those commissioned with the duty of look ing into the matter deem it wise to make the effort, it may be worth a great deal to the people of Missis sippi. After some time spent in Europe last year, Hon. Walter Clark came back to Mississippi and has made a hard campaign for the better wrap ping and handling of American cot ton, telling with great force of the horrible condition in which our sta ple was received across the water. Every other country growing cotton was far ahead of ours in handling and baling. This necessarily means a loss to our planters that could and should be remedied. The good work being done by Mr. Clark and others will bear fruit and when oqr people are willing to do better the opportuni ty should be afforded them to do so. This same subject was discussed during the Atlanta conference last fail between the planters and more than a hundred foreign spinners. It was agreed that an improvement in the handling of American cotton was imperative. The statement was made that cotton wrapped in duck and care PnlKt Tvn livirv A otanrln uivad Kalft gin compressed and wrapped in duck or burlap was agreed upon and rec ommend ed at this conference. So it appears that the necessity for a bet ter wrapping is acknowledged by both producer and manufacturer. Early last year the officers of the Farmers’ Union, realizing the neces sity of improving the conditions sur rounding our cotton both our home use and export.began a campaign for improvement and the local Unions throughout the country largely en dorsed thp movement. An effort was made to contract for a supply of cotton bagging but without success. It would seem that there is an un derstanding of some kind between manufacturers that prevents one from encroaching upon the territory or jtrade of another, and while it would likely be impossible to prove this ab solutely, those who have given the matter thought and investigation are convinced that such an agreement does exist. Then it would appear that something must be done by the planters themselves to bring about the desired reforms. Mississippi is an agricultural state and cotton the principal agricultural Let’s 'begin this month to organize for the competitive corn growing con tests for the year. This' work was fairly successful during the past year and should be prosecuted with great er effort during this. The Christmas holidays were fit tingly observed in almost all Missis sippi communities. There waa less drunkenness and rowdyism than tycr before. I jet’s make it better next year than ever. crop. Thousands of dollars arc ex pended yearly by the state to edu cate and improve our people along agricultural lines and the investment is a wise one. Then if it is good and well to assist in the raising of cot ton, which none will deny, why not assist in furnishing a covering that is of importance along with the pro duction of the staple. If our people are at the merey of a trust on jute bagging that is exacting from them yearly enormous sums, why not aiJ them to break the fetters that bind them. It is just as legitimate for the convict labor of Mississippi to make a covering for cotton as it. is for tbis same labor to grow the staple. In one they compete with the free labor of our state and in other with a trust controlled monopoly fostered by Unit ed States laws. If one is fair, why not the other. If this suggestion is not founded upon equity and justice, why not. it is merely a suggestion and the import ance of the subject matter deserves the careful consideration of our peo ple. The Yazoo Herald reports a num ber of satisfactory yields of cane syr up for Yazoo County. R. C. Langford made 300 gallons; M. J. Milner, 282 gallons; Abner Brown, 200 gallons; P. P. Curran, 100 gallons; R. S. Brown, 50 gallons and J. W. Castles the same. The statement is made that Mr. Milner got his 282 gallons from 2-3 of acre, or at a rate of 376 gallons per acre, j The others did al most as well. The syrup crop is one of the best to be grown in the state, and experience is convincing more ■•£ tins tact year ny year, ine cam paign being made for proper handling by the department of agriculture and commerce is producing satisfactory results, and it is safe to say that in a few more years that the syrup crop of Mississippi will be one of the most important and profitable grown. -* Congressman Adam Byrd has again introduced a bill in Congress seek ing additional apjapopriations for ex tending the field for American cot ton and cotton manufactured goods in foreign countries. Our energetic representative deserve the commenda tion of Mississippians as well as all who live in the great cotton belt of the United States. Money is lavish ly expended in creating markets for other goods and why not for cotton. With a created market for every bale the South is able to produce there will be no necessity for calling confer ence to consider a reduction in acre age but every planter will be urged to raise all -the staple possible. Con gressman Byrd is doing good service for the agricultural people of Mis sissippi. The teachers of Northeast Missis sippi met at Tupelo just before the holidays and organized a schoolmas ters club, the purpose of which or ganization is to meet at stated inter vals and consider matters -pertaining to the educational interests of that section. The proposition is a go-id one and the results should be satis factory. It is gratifying to see this interest -taken by the teachers who necessarily pay their own expenses while attending the metings. An ex change of experience is bound to be worth a great deal to parties simi i i.. ■ ,_*...] • : : ..— many more such organizations among her people in all lines. The fairs should lose no time in getting our their premium lists for the year 1908. The earlier the pre mium list is sent out the sooner ex hibitors will begin preparations for making exhibits. They should be got ten out in February if possible and not later than the first of March. Be gin early to make the events better •than ever before aud success will fol low. The liawrence County Press re ports that Mr. B. F. Polk made and sold from a patch of cane syrup to the amount of $200 besides forty gal lons that was not fit to use. The land measnred 89 by 121 feet. Besides he banked for planting between 1,500 and 2,000 stalks. How is this for :t yield of syrup from a small patch of cane. To hold cotton successfully, the nec essaries of life must be raised at home as fortification for the strug gle. Begin now to plan for this cam paign next fall. The writer is profoundly grateful to the press and public for the many words of encouragement and appre ciation spoken during the past month in behalf of the little Department of Agriculture and Commetroe. These eost the 'writers but little in the way of effort and encourage renewed ef forts in the future to make it a de partment for the use and benefit of the agricultural people of the state, the real producers of wealth. REDUCTION BY COTTON HILLS MANUFACTURERS WILL CUR TAIL PRODUCTION. AGREEMENT"IT BOSTON Despite Increase of World’s Popnla tien and Greater Demand For Goods, New England Men For Some Reason Decide on This Action. Boston, Mass.—The Arkwright Club, which represents the cotton mill interests of New England, at a meet ing here formally voted to curtail pro duction 25 per cent between now and March in order to relieve conditions in the cloth markets of New \ork, Chicago, Boston and other large cen ters. It was stated several days ago that a committee, previously appoint ed by the club to canvass the situn tion among the mills, had found suf ficient sentiment to insure the suc cess of the curtailment plan and that a restriction of production was re garded as a certainty. The cotton mills of New England employ about 15.000 persons under normal conditions, and it is expected that at least 150,000 will be effect ed fly the short time. The curtail ment agreement became operative at once. The mills in Thorndyke, Bonds ville, Palmer. Ware and Warren, Mass., and Greenville and New Ips wich, N. H., controlled .by Bliss, Fa byan & Co., of New York and. Boa ton, adopted a short time policy a month ago, as did the Monadoek mills of Claremont, N. H. These and sever al other concerns will reach the end of their curtailment poliey before the factories in the large centers. More than 80 per cent of the spin dles in New England are represented in .the a/n'PHment. The majority of i the mills will run four days a week, during January and February, clos ing Thursday nights, thus including Saturday, a short work day in the shut down. Mills, which have con tracts calling for delivery during the winter, are at liberty to reduce their production 25 per cent partially be fore March 1, and the remainder af ter that date. The method of reduc ing is left largely to the discretion of the managers. According to some of the officers of textile unions, the operatives pre fer to work four days a week rather than be continuously idle for a period of nearly three weeks. The curtailment movement originat ed in New York commission houses, which feared a congest km of goods and falling prices in the spring if the mills continued to operate in full all winter. Fall River, Mass.—The plan for a general curtailment in cotton cloth production throughout New England for one-fourth during the time be tween December 25 and March 1, is believed here to be assured. Mills un able to curtail during the period arc at liberty, however, to reduce their production whenever convenient and on the whole, it is expected that the effect of the reduced time will hard ly be felt by the operatives and store keepers th§re. WINTER OPERA. Opening Carnival Season at New Or ' leans was Initiated this Week. New Orleans.—The winter opera which for years has been the opener of the carnival season in' New Or l . . I_ 1_ i i i L ^ _ irotin was vin & i vtivii 'i' ern house now fifty-eight years oil, a troupe of Italian singers, the Milan Grand Opera Company, began a two months’ season with Puccini’s La Tos ca. Many northern visitors to the city witnessed the opening, which in respect to the large number of for eign speaking and musically well-ed ucated spectators from humble, ill paid callings, -was perhaps not to be duplicated in this country. This year’s opening differed from former years in that a traveling com pany began the season. Usually the opera company has .been made up in New Orlean. After the season here the Milan company will go to Guate mala, Central America, and then to Lima, Peru. To Last Three Months. Lowell, Mass—The agreement made by New England cotton manufactur ers in Boston to curtail production 25 per cent of the working-lime between January and March, had been expect ed here. It is understood that all the Lowell mills, employing about 20,000 operatives will follow this plan. Thirty Days Notice. Judge Wrfd, of tue Federal Court in New Y®t, enjoined the officers of the Mulual Reserve Life Insur ance CotaJmv from voting proxies and requirAl the Company to give thirty days# notice of a meeting of policy holdJrs. ■Seriously III. Father <a>hn, of Cronstadt, the noted Russia priests, is seriously ill ■ *W ’ IOLIVBR.RINNIB Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 27, 190A Ms. R. G. Wixme*. 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 & ANDREWS College. We have employed quite a number i of their graduates at various times and found i them all satisfactory and properly fitted for their work. Yours very truly, The Ouvbr-Fdojib GbCobb Co, By Milton H. Cunt, Manager, It pays to attend a Business College recognized and patromzea by business men—our students are employed by nearly every business house m Memphis and throughout the 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 taxation 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. “S' MACON & ANDREWS COLLEGES, Memphis, TENS. E isrldlan, jniaa. _____ Jackaon, MIa»/ jr* <*> v n c*L Emei»jg£eiioies S See BEN R. KUYKENDALL, Cashier of the BanK of Kemper, and and let him “ write yon op ’* in the w w . ■■ MISSISSIPPI'S Lamar Mutual, cosNY Eastland's Drug Store Are plentiful at my store, because I run a drug 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, flair Brushes, . i 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. SCOOBA, - - MISSISSIPPI H. W. RENCHER. Physician & Surgeon. Scooba, Miss. Offers his professional serviess to the people of Scooba and Kemper Counties. Special attention given to office work. J. B. MOONEY. Physician St Surgeon Scooba, Miss. Particular attention given to sur gical cases. Office, Ward’s Drug Store. W. C. ANDERSON, Physician A Surgeon, Will respond to calls Night or Day. Office at Eastland’s Drug Store, Scoo on, Mississippi. T. T. CHILES, Physician St Surgeon, Wahalaa, Miss. Tenders his professional services to rka n.iiiiilu A f YYahulak and vn'initV. - « i Calls answered Day and Night. Gen. B. Neville. R. E. Wilbtnrn. NEVILLE & WILBOURN, Attcrneys-at-Law, Meridian, Miss. Offices: Masonic Temple Building Fourth Sirect, between Twenty-t«’c >nd and Twenty-third A vs. Rooms 24 16. Branch Office—Senoba, Miss. GEORGE H. ETHRIDGE. Attorney-at-Law. DeKalb, Miss. General law practice in all the Courts of Mississippi. Special attea 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 wnk done neatly and promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. ,, •>. -Mr | ] THE TROY STEAM LAUNDRY, Meridian, Miss. Will do your Laundry Work Neatly, Cheaply and Promptly JAS. D. FRENCH. Agent at Scooba. .kktAi^r BO YEARS' EXPERIENCE IK ■ V m_ J J 1 L J J ^ /i n I J i I I I ”1 L I a • I ^BS§HHWBp£9B£2BKBB^Kk? i*AKB 1,^” ^ ^ V Ma Trade Marks Designs rFrTTT^ Cofyrigh , s Ao Anyor.e tending a sketch and description mmt Quicklr ascertain our opinion fraa whether an Indention la probably patati»abl%-Coaniianl^% tlouaatrtotly confluent!*). MtfMDOK on P*tanfl taut fraa. OlUaat agency for iSKitefl[patent*. Patent* taken through Hunn Jk Co. raealR •pedal notes. without chant la the Scientific American. A hamtaomalr lllo»*nu»d w*,kjr. J jir*»-t rt^. oul*Mun or HOT wiaoUila fmirnai. Turn.*, W • ,aar: (our months, *L Sold Uj»ll iMUNN i CoNew York frouob ClJoo «■ r St_ WuhlUKton. !». C. Job Printing i fir AT THE nr Herald Office w - ;.Tr'‘' S * .'“||| iS^Mall 11 H ... ■.A