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THE KEMPER HERALD.
g ■ — _ r — — " —-- 11 '■ "" - ■■■ - ■ VOL. XXXIII SCOOBA. MISS.. THURSDAY, JANUARY Hi. 1908._ NO. 21 Goy. Yardaman’s Farewell Message Remarkable Document Making Strong Recom mendation For Public Good. Jackson. Miss.—Governor Varda nian 's message, the last annual mes sage ci his eventful four years term, was read in the Senate and House, and was listened to with marked in terest and attention. The message is written in Vardanian’g vigorous, elo quent and forceful style, and covers a variety of subjects of state inter est. It was the longest document ever submitted to Mississippi’s law-mak ing body, consisting of nearly twen ty thousand words. Th« governor discussed the state’s financial condi tion at length, gating that the report of the secretary of state shows a most gratifying growth in ,the organization of corporate enterprises for the last two years which indicates great faith in the material future of Mississippi on the part of those who have money to invest. The increase in this form of wealth for the last two years is without parallel in the history of the state. The report of the efficient treasur er. Hon. W. J. Miller, reveals a most encouraging and satisfactory condi tion of the state’s finances. It shows the total payable bonded indebted ness of the state to be about $1,230. 000 in round numbers which is about the most of the new capitol If bonds had been issued as authorized by law for the building of the new capitol Mississippi's payable bonded indebt edness need not have been one dollar today, except for the building of the capitol. The following are the recommenda tions submitted: Constitutional Amendment. To give legislature unrestricted au thority to deal with state’s public school system, and distribute school funds to whites and negroes propor tionate to taxes paid by each race. To distribute more uniformly repre sentation in the state legislature. To provide for an elective judic iary. New Laws Recommended. Child labor law. Juvenile court measure, giving cir cuit or chancery courts jurisdiction. Establishments of prudent, wise system of state depositories. Prohibit and punish drunkenness in office. Separation of races in sleeping and dining cars. Amendments to Acts. Broaden powers of railroad commis sion as to railroads, telegraph and telephone companies, so that it can regulate passenger fares and freight rates, enforce better road beds, roll ing stock and prohibit overwork of employes. Add governor and attor ney general as members of railroad commission, and provide fund for contingent expenses. Death penalty for rape. Reduce contract rate of interest to 8 per cent. Creation of New Offices. Department of health, particularly to fight tuberculosis. Additional judge or judges for su preme court. State bank examiner. State oculist for charitable institu tions. One or more circuit and chancery court districts. Second assistant attorney general. Stenographer in governor’s office. Stenographer for each supreme judge. Live stock sanitary board. Dentist for prison. Landscape gardener for capital grounds. New Public Institutions. Industrial school or reformatory for boys and girls. State charity hospital at Jackson. Old woman’s home. Hospital for feeble minded chil dren Normal school for training state teachers. Brick building for convicts on Ran kin county farm. Public Improvements. Completion of state insane hospital. New and modem buildings for Agricultural and Mechanical College, and Industrial Institute and College. System of cottages for white pa tients at state insane hospital, and more money for battling with tuber culosis among patients. Salary Incraaaea Urged. For attorney general. For circuit judges, chancellors an., district attorneys. For governor’s private secretary. For state superintendent of educa tion. For superintendent of deaf and dumb institution. General. Reform in management of county convicts. Betterment of state militia. Pension all indigent and needy Confederate veterans. Continue geological survey. Increase governor’s contingent ex pense fund. Improve the executive mansion. Establishment of rural high schools, iby bond issues, state and locality to bear expense. Abolish prison trustees as guards. ■Overplus of convict’s earnings to be given his family for maintenance, or reserved for him until discharged. Improvement of public roads. Change education of negro to train his hand and heart. Empower capitol commission to tear down old capitol and sell land. Maintain soldiers’ home properly. Increase powers of attorney gen eral. Commends clean, honest business methods of auditor, state treasurer and secretary of state. Levy sufficient tax to meet every passible state expense, providing against deficit. Reduction of taxes possible if long time, low interest bearing bonds are issued to provide for all permanent improvements. The governor expresses himself for cibly on the subject of statutory pro hibtion: Abolish the saloon. If I were called upon to name the one thing that has wrought the most harm in the world, caused more pov erty. heartaches, blighted lives, frus trated ambitions, than all other agen cies for evil combined, I should say the intemperate use of intoxicating liquors. Whiskey taken immoderate ly is hurtful to man phyiscally, spir itually, mentally and financially. It is an evil, without a mitigating inci dent. It is the deadly drug into which the jewels of the heart’s best love are dissolved and poured into the mouths of men to madden the brain and destroy the soul. I saiw a young man in the mornirfg of life, with the sunshine of hope radiant upon his brow, with the pulses of youthful spring hounding 'in his veins, in the midst of a world of promise. Life to him was a fair prospect, and hope sprang eternal in his breast. I saw him enter the saloon, drawn there by the siren song of temptation. The first drink of the seductive drug pass ed his lips. I saw the sparkle in his youthful eye turn to a stupid leaden gaze. He came back again from day to day, until the love of the accursed stuff had, become a gnawing disease, against whose cravings he was abso lutely helpless. The sun of hope and happiness had passed behind the cloud of dissipation and death, ere it reached the meridian. And I said, the causa of .this man’s downfall should be removed—anything that en courages excessive drinking—which leads to this unhappy end, is an ene my to society and ought to be exter mina.ted, 1 have heard a thousand arguments in favor of closing the sa loon, an 1 not one of keeping it open. Its influence is hurtful in politics. The blear-eyed, soaked-brain. soul quenched habitues of these dens ot in ; fruity, are easy victims for the ward rounder and political bribe giver, they vote for men who will no! en force the law, but who like 1 hem selves, hold the love o? diink u id law less power above the interest-; of their country. The calcou is a i ene my to the Chrullvi religion. ]f fills jails with criminals, the insane asy lum with lunatics, and toe world with idiots and pauper.)—in a word, it stands for everything that is ba I, and against everything that is good. It is verily the Circeai vortex from whose voluptious whirl, come* hu man gwh.e to scV toe seeds of sit: and death, fr >m whi. lt will surely spring, the tares of sunless sorrow. I trust that you may tec fit to onac; laws at once which will forever wipe this stigma from the state of Mis sissippi Coming to New Orleans. Boston, Mass.—The real reason for the coming trip by President Elliott of Harvard to New Orleans and oth er Southern cities, the announcement of which has created no end of spec ulation, is said to be for the purpose of making a close personal investiga tion of labor conditions in the South. Officially, no special reason for the trip is given. President Elliott, through numer ous speeches, lias left no doubt as to his position on .the "labor union” and by most of the labor leaders is re garded with some hostility. He will also make observations regarding ed ucational conditions in the South, and the material which he gathers, it is stated, will later ibe published.—• Times-Deniocrat Special. The secret of success lies in the man and not in the stuff he works on. MUST ESCHEW POLITIC! Officer* of Farmers’ Union Cannot Hoi Political Jobs-Legislation Along Various Lines Suggested. The annual meeting of the Farmer! Educational and Co-Operative Unior which convened in Memphis, Teon Tuesday, adjourned sine die Thursda night after adopting the following re! olutlona: “That any man holdnlg office in th Farmers’ Union who desires to run to any political‘office, either county, stat or national shall first resign his offle in the Farmers’ Union. “That any man now holding an offle in the Farmers’ Union and at the sami time holding a political office, shall b< asked to give up his political office o resign his office in the Farmers’ Union "That we denounce and condemn fu ture gambling in farm products. “That we believe in dealing only h bona fide contracts. "That we ask the national congresi to enact such laws'as will abolish an< prohibit future gambling in farm prod ucts.’’ The following legislation by congresi was also requested: A law by which all money shal be issued by and under the direci control of the government. The immediate abolition by congresi of the federal bureau of distribution o: seeds, and the. speedy enactment ol laws substantially excluding the pres ent alien influx by means of an in crossed head tax, a money requirement the illiteracy test and other meaa ures. Consrress to extend the parcels post Increasing the number of pounds tc bo carried In the mails from four tc eleven pounds, and a reduction in postage from 16 cents to 12 cents pel pound; also the establishment of a parcels post system on the mail de livery routes, carrying a special rate to be charged on packages originating on rural routes, the rate to be 5 cents for the first pound, 2 cents for each additional pound up to eleven pounds. The establishment of postal savings bank system as a means of keeping money at home, aiding the circulation and guaranteeing for the farmers ■ safe depository. At the Thursday afternoon session a resolution providing for the estab lishment of two factories, one east and one west of the Mississippi river, for the manufacture of cotton bagging, sacks and other wrapping material was indorsed. One delegation from each state In the cotton growing sections the dele gates composing a committee will b« Instructed to canvass among the mem bers of the union for funds to push the work. It will be left to the dls tion of the board of directors as to where the factories will be located. STATE OF GEORGIA WANTS MONET Intervention is Filed in Allaire of Nesd Bank Recelverehlp. The state of Georgia has filed an Intervention in the afTairs of the Neal bank receivership, in which it asks the superior court to order the Central Bank and Trust corporation, the bank’s receiver, to pay it the state s money whloh was placed on deposit in the bank before it suspended. The state deposited $204,373.98, of which $192,502.90 came from the trean urer and the balance, $11,871.08, from the tax collector of DeKalb county. January thirteenth was set for the hearing, and the receiver is ordered to show cause why the intervention should not be granted. THREE KILLED; EIGHTEEN HURT In Wreck of Sunset Limited on Southern Pacific Railway. The Sunset Express, southbound, on the Southern Pacific, running an hour late, was wrecked Thursday night at Rucker, twenty-five miles south of San Jose, Cal. Mrs. A. P. Boyd of Portland, Oregon, and her little son were killed; a tramp Is also reported killed. Eighteen In jured are being treated in San Jose. NEGRO MOB LYNCHES NEGRO. Colored Cltisena of a North Carolina Town Resent Being Buncoed. A long distance telephone message from Selma, N. C., reports the lynching at Pine Level, Johnston county, of a strange negro at the hands of a negro mob. The strange negro, purporting to bo advance agent of a “big show," faked the negro residents Into attendance on what turned out to be a one-man per formance by the strange darkey him self. His body was found at daylight on the Southern railroad tracks. THOUSANDS IDLE IN CHICAGO. Labor Situation in Windy City Has Reach ed Deplorable Stage. A careful canvass of the labor sit uation In Chicago reveals the fact that there are 138,590 Idle working people. There are normally 50,000 men out of work at this season of the year, namely, those whose employment ceas ed In the winter time, so that the number of men idle as a result ol business depression is 88,950. _ * y FOB GREATER MISSISSIPPI f 1 f to to* laJastotoL C*M*f«t*l aa. A*H*altar*l 3 I DmlMMMl •( to* Wartwhl tonrm *f to* Mato. 1 | nnu ml tataraa. from all Qaartor* ...... I V By ■. B BLAEISLIE. Jwlni, HI... / - — - Hon. Walter Clark, President of > tbe Mississippi Divisioh of the Soutk r ern Cotton Association, sends out the - following call for the annual meeting of this organization to be held in i Jackson, Wednesday, February 5th. r All parties who are interested in the , development of Agriculture, whether » members of the Association or not, are invited to attend this meeting j and identify themselves with- the As s sociation. It is deserving of the great i est consideration at the hands of the • people of Mississippi. The call is . as follows: . “The last Annual Convention of the Mississippi Division of the South i ern Cotton Association was held in Jackson on .the second day of last i January. There was a great complaint 1 among the farmers on account of . these meetings coming at the begin ning of the year, and a general de i mand made for holding them later. “Complying with this request, the 1 Executive Committee has named Feb ruary 5th for the Annual State meet ings; and by the authority vested in i me as president of the Mississippi ; Division of the 'Southern Cotton As 1 sociation, I hereby call upon the va rious county organizations to meet at their respective places of meeting on Wednesday, January 22nd, at 10 o’clock a. m., for the purpose of reorganization, and the election of delegates to the state convention, which is hereby called to meet in tbe city or jacKson, at tu o ciock a. in., on Wednesday, February the 5th. “The purpose of this convention is the election of all the state officers and the outlining of the work for the ensuing year. “There has been much of lethargy in lome of the counties; and in fact, many of our organizations have been absorbed 'by the Farmers Union. While not depreciating the work of this great organization, I feel that there is room in Mississippi for both, and I urge upon the people in every county of Mississippi the importance of maintaining both of these organi zations. ‘The primary object of the South ern Cotton Association is for the pur pose of maintaining the price of cot ton; and since its organization, the price of cotton has exceeded our wild est hopes and that there is no further need for it; but if 1 have learned anything whatever in the past three years about cotton and the necessity for organization, I think you will find before the end of the next twelve months, a greater need than ever be fore, and I sincerely trust that you will re-organize your iooal divisions, and send your delegates to Jackson, to help us in our efforts. “Under our Constitution and By Laws, copies of which may be had by writing Miss Louise E. Crane, sec retary, Jackson, Miss., any and all citizens, of whatever calling, desiring to eo-operate with us, are eligible to membership. ’ ’ The state meeting of the Farmers’ Union held at Jackson, January 2nd, 3rd and 4th has passed into history. This marks the Second Milestone of this great organization, the first meet ing taking a little less than two years ago. It is by far the most powerful of the agricultural societies which have grown in the country during the past forty years and promises the greatest good to its members. Many were the comments heard of n f'nvAcakln nnlnuA ii.iiaii 4 It a avaaI lent personnel of the body which met at Jackson, being composed of intel ligent and consecrated men who had the best interests of the people at heart. The deliberations were of an order that stamped the members is fully capacitated to care for their own affairs without the interference or aid of outside forces. The pro ceeding;; were harmonious on the whole and there were no discensions that forebode ill for tihe future suc cess of the organization. The growth of the Farmers’ Union in Mississippi has been nothing short of phenomenal. Less than two years ago the State Union was form ed, when the total membership was less than five thousand. A year la ter this number had increased to ap proximately thirty thousand and to day there are fully seventy thousand affiliations in the state. The cam paign has been launched to make it near one hundred aiul fifty thousand when the next annual meeting is call ed to order. The movement to estab lish wareh a uses for storing cotton was begun this year and thirty have been provided. This good work will be prosecuted during the present year and it i« confidently expected that near one hundred will be in readineai for the crop next fall. It is a thor oughly sensible proposition that should appeal strongly to all met with business sense and acumen. Although the body was sparing in its recommendations for legislation depending largely upon the wisdom of the legislative members for needed reforms in that direction, some w:-.i endorsed as shown by the resolution published iu the press of the statt already. One of the most important was the establishment of a cottoi grading school at the A. ft M. Col lege, where the young men in school there would have an opportunity oJ learning this important branch of an agricultural education, and whert special courses could be had by those already out of school. It is to be hoped that this matter will be prop erly considered by the legislature dur ing its session and this need supplied. The uniform two cent passenger rate on railroads mas also recommended, whereby the humbles citizen could get the benefit of such a rate as well as those who are able to buy two thous and mile books. The bucket shop: came in for strong condemnation and it was urged upon the legislature t<] pass a law that, would completelj wipe them out of Mississippi. T‘h< proposed child labor law as well ai a few others of especial interest t: ncrritnilt iirnl npnnlo nf tViP were endorsed. National President, Charles S Barret was with the convention dur ing the last two days and gave th« benefit of his wise counsel and ad vice. He presided during a portion of the time, was on the floor at oth er times and was of the greatest as sistance to the members in bringing order out of chaos and accomplishing the desired ends. President Barrett was unanimously voted a resolution of .thanks by the body. A casting up of accounts for the year 1907 evidenced the fact that it bad been an unusually prosperous one for the organization in Mississippi, and the appreciation for the splend id work done by the retiring officers was shown by a resolution of thanks voted President Bass and the others unanimously by the convention. Whila the present officers are almost a new deal, it was not done on account of any lack of interest or direliction to duty by those of the paat year. It was generally thought best to rotate according to a fixed principal with our Southern people. Due apprecia tion was shown of the good work done by those in charge during ‘he past two years and the new official* will find no better aids than the old officers. President Geo. R. Hightower of La fayette, who wilt be the official heal of the organization during the com ing year, is one of the ablest and best known men of the state. He is a pro gressive farmer, an educated gentle man and able to hold his own in any and all company. He had been elect ed state senator for the next four years and resigned to accept the pres idency of .the Mississippi Union, an honor that no man could fail to ap preciate. Vice President T. R. Pal mer, of Monroe is a most excellent young man who is making for himself a name that is honored and revered by the people of Mississippi. Secre tary-Treasurer, Geo. W. Russell of Oopiah has held the place two years and smilingly accepts for the third. He is a competent and ^onthy man who has hit many hard liclfe for the success of the organization. While a large number of the delegates were _LI. i it_n_J_ c n _ .. lu > vt hwiv iv sxouij uiuuoiian vs. ivfl kin for President, who took his de feat in perfect good humor and will again put in sledge hammer Mow* for the Union as State Lecturer for the next year. He is thoroughly con secrated to the cause and never sulks in his tent. Business Agent Welch, Chaplain Wilson and all the officers are good and true men, strongly im bued with love for the order and its teachings. The Executive Committee is an especially able body of men which will handle the affairs of the Union safely and well. It is compos ed of J. L. Oollins, of Coffeeville, Frank Coflin of Clarke county, C. W. Shoemake, of Covington. W. H. Kolb, of Monroe and Tom Johnson of Ita wamba. Each and every delegt'e went away with the determination to work hard for the year 1908 as the banner year for the Union in Mis sissippi, to uphold the officers and assist in accomplishing the purposes for which the organization was form id. The stagnation in business circles caused by the financial flurry and the consequent shutting down of the lum ber plants in South Mississippi prom ises to 'be of short duration, advices recently state that the mills will re sume business in a short time ami ithat times will be as they have been for a number of years past. The money troubles probably affected Mis I sissippi less than any state in the Union, Tell your friends something good ibout Mississippi right now at the wginning of the neatf year and in luce them to come there and help ns n ,the work of dakelopment. It is (four duty to always speak a good word for your naJ ve state when op portunity affords| Don’t forget tilt Mississippi is the test state under tale sun and he care ful to let everybJly else know about t too. ft The Two Handles* By The Rev. C. F. Dole. ■^^^HERK are Innumerable cups on the table of life. Some are glided and beautiful. Some contain bitter mixtures. Others are awee. to the taste. Every man must take such of the cups as are given him. What happens? The most beautiful cup often becomes bitter. The most bitter cup often grows sweet. See how this You can take the morning by the handle of a the whole day will frown on you; take the stormiest day with a sm e, will grow pleasant. . Take your work by the handle of reluctance, and it will grow • you, the same man, take the same work by the handle of willingness, and , becomes easy. Try it! . . .. «„ Take your pleasure by the handle of self-indulgence, and the p spoiled; take it by the handle of generosity, share it, and it will last Take wealth by the handle, and it loads you with cares; take It by tne other handle, and see what will happen. .. , Take your business as a means of getting a living, and it becomes vulgar drudgery; take it as a means of social service, and It will be a nome * 6 Take marriage by the handle of your self-will, and it turns out a failure; take it by the handle of love, and you will be more happy eyerjr Handle men with distrust, ami you will never get on with them; nanaie them by good will, and the same men will be your friends. Take yourself by the handle of egotism, and you waste your power; uss the handle of modesty, and the world is with yon. . . Take pain by the handle of fear, and you will always have something to suffer; take pain by the handle of courage, and nothing can hurt you. Take sorrow with self-pity, ami you will become too lonely to live; take it by the handle of your sympathy, and your sorrow <hall be translated into new power to help all others who suffer. . Take the world by the handle of doubt, and the da> g-^ws dark; take it as God's world, and the sun and stars will always be shining. _ Take death with dread, and you lessen thn tide of life; take death witn hope and life broadens Into an infinite meaning The Duke Mercantile Comp’y | DEALERS IN Dry Goods, Groceries, Furniture, Boots, Shoes and Hats. Shelf and Heavy Hardware, Tinware, Ciock eryware and Glassware. Agent VI/ A fine assortment of Cof ! for the Celebrated Ans, Caskets and Under taker's Supplies cons* Studebaker Wagons. tantiy jn stock. Give us a call We will do all in our power to please. The Duke Mercantile Comp’y Scooba, Mississippi | u..a .1 ■ -a—-gggj.Lviuav. i--j■ — -■ -i ■ ,--- ‘J-1 ■ jktt.? H. W. BENCHER, Physician & Surgeon. Scooba, Miss. Offers his professional servicas lo the people of Scooba and Kemper Counties. Special attention given to office work. 1 J. B. MOONEY, Physician & Surgeon Scooba, Miss. Particular attention given to sur gical cases. Office, Ward’s Drug Store. W. 0. ANDERSON, Physician k Surgeon, Will respond to calls Night or Day. | Office at Eastland’s Drug Store, Scoo ba, Mississippi. T. T. CHILES, Physician k Surgeon, Wahalaa, Miss. Tenders his professional services to the people of Wahalak and vicinity. Calls answered Day and Night. Geo. B. Neville. R. E. WilbSra. NEVILLE k WILBOURN, Attorneys-at-Law, Meridian, Miss. Offices: Masonic Temple Building, Fourth Street, between Twenty-Oee ond and Twenty-third Avs. Rooms 24 26. Branch Office—Scooba, Miss. GEORGE H. ETHRIDGE, Attorney-at-Law. DeKalb, 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, Seooba, Miss. offers his professional services to the people <-t' Kemper County. All :imls »f leu'at wnk done ueatly and promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. A THE TROY STEAM LAUNDRY, Meridian, Miss. Will do your Laundry Work Noilly, Cheaply and Promptly JAS. D. FRENCH, Agent at Scooha. .LUdHd^. BO YEARS* * ^^■^■^EXPERIENCB There are attorneys, laments tho Pittsburg Dispatch, whose ethics per mit them to take cases knowing they are founded on perjury. ITALIAN IMMIGRANTS KIDNAPED. Twenty-Eight Dagoes Mysteriously “Dis appear” in Louisiana. The Louisiana State Immigration League announced that four Italians, numbering about twenty-eight persons, have been apparently kidnaped. They were enroi te from New Orleans to Girard, La., where employment had been secured for them. At Tallulah a man giving the same name as the Girard planter, boarded the train and persuaded the Italians to follow him. since when they have not been heard from. _ __ ___