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THE TUPELO JOURNAL
Entered at the Tupelo Post Office as second class mail matter. Official Organ of the City and County. F. L. KINCANNON, - Prop Friday, October 1, 1915 CHARLES R. SMITH RELEASED Through a habeas corpus pro ceeding before Judge Venable, of the circuit court at Meridian, Charles R. Smith has been re leased from the East Mississippi insane hospital. Mr. Smith shot and killed E. A. Laurent at the Mobile and Ohio depot at Artesia about six years aero and after a most sen sational trial was convicted and sentenced for life to the peniten tiary. On the trial there was a plea of insanity and strong evi dence was introduced to show that Mr. Smith was a paraonoic. The jury, however, failed to take this view of the case and brought in a verdict of guilty on the charge of murder. After following the testimony closely, we reached the conclu sion that the defendant was in sane: that there was no real cause for the killing of Laurent and that the defendant was suf fering from some hallucination that impelled him to do the rash deed. After Smith's confine ment a move was made to have him transferred to the asylum, which was successful. Some time ago Governor Brewer grant ed a pardon on condition that Smith be kept in the insane hos pital. Recently a full pardon was granted him by Governor Brewer and the action of the circuit court in dismissing him from the hospital makes him a free man. The testimony of •many witnesses went to show that Mr. Smith is now a sane man. From the last proceedings in the case we are of the opinion that Governor Brewer made a mistake in granting a full par don in this case. Criminally in sane persons are too frequently brought back to criminal intent on the least provocation and the safety of the public should'be first consideration in dealing with them. TOO MANY MURDERS Entirely too many murders are being committed in this state. Instead of decreasing, they seem to be on the increase, and this increase will continue until those inclined to spill human blood are convinced that swift and sure punishment will follow the com mission of crime. Mississippi cannot expect to prosper as she should until she proves to the world that human life is as safe here as in any spot in the world.—Jackson Clarion Ledger. Within the past ten days there nas oeen an unusuany large number of killings in the state. The reports of these killings de tract from the good name of the state and we are too frequently referred to as a lawless state. Nine out of ten killings occur because concealed weapons are carried. They are easily bought and the habit of having them is not regarded in a proper sense by the people. The man who goes armed habitually should be boked upon as a common law breaker and an enemy to society. As it is we tolerate the practice and only occasionally does a pis tol toter run up against the law. Until the practice of carrying concealed weapons has been abated, as a common evil, so long will the daily reports of the •papers be filled with killings. Hon. Thomas B. Carroll, of Starkville, now presiding over the Sixteenth Circuit Court Dis trict, is being Drominently men tioned as a candidate for one of the Justices of the Supreme Court when the court is increased to six members. Judge Carroll occupies a leading place among the lawyers of North Mississippi. THE JACKSON HIGHWAY The convention held at Nash ville to form a permanent organ ization for the purpose of building a national highway over the old military route of Andrew Jack son in 1815, when he fought the battle of New Orleans, elected permanent officers and the path finding committee and adjourned. The fight seems to have nar rowed down between the advo cates of the Central Alabama route, passing through Decatur, Birmingham, Montgomery and Mobile and along the Mississippi gulf coast and the faction that I advocate the route that Jackson ί traversed, which lay through ! North Alabama, Columbus, Me ! ridian and points south. The duty of the pathfinding : committee, it would seem, should I be made easy by examining the records of the war office of the government at Washington. This ; information can doubtless be furnished by one of the bureaus of that department. Command ers of armies are supposed to report daily their progress and these reports are preserved as records. The time that has elapsed since Jackson's march is too short for any doubt to arise in the location of his route. One hundred years in history, especially with the view of preserving historical events is too short to permit of a controversy where the facts were so well established as in this case. We can find no ground to controvert the contention that Jackson passed through what is nn-n? Pnlnmiina nn his fnmnn«? march and in our opinion, when the pathfinders report, this route will be named. WILL GET $500,000,000 The efforts of the commission sent by the British and French governments to secure a loan of a billion dollars in this country can be said to have been half successful, as the bankers have agreed that five hundred million will be furnished the foreigners. The loan will net the investors five and one-half per cent, which is considered a good thing by the eastern money lenders. ^There has been considerable newspaper controversy as to whether or not this loan should be made, and some real financiers have been found on both sides of the proposition.· The condition of the finances of the two coun tries is such that there can be no question of the value of the bonds should the allies win. England owes no foreign debt and France is indebted to this country but a small amount. The man who buys the bonds of the two countries, however, gambles on the success of the allies. Should they fail the German government would determine the value of the bonds. The one objection raised by those of pro-German sentiment is that the money obtained through the loan would bf ι ed tn hnv munitions of war. it is claimed that only five per nt. will be spent this way. The vast sum will be used to buy foodstuffs, cotton and other nec essary commodities to furnish the armies of the allies. Not a dollar of the funds will be sent out of this country. As is usually the case, dur ing the few months of a re tiring governor's term, Governor Brewer is being besieged with pardons by inmates of the peni tentiary. The unfortunates and their friends feel that the time ' is opportune to get them out of prison when the Governor is soon to quit his office. Among the petitions now before the Gov ernor is that of Will Sorsby, who six years ago murdered Postoffice Inspector Fitzgerald at Clinton, when Sorsby was found short in his accounts in the postoffice. Fitzgerald had committed no overt act, but in the discharge of his (Juty as inspector had checked up Sorsby and found him short. Fitzgerald was murdered and Sorsby pleaded insanity in de fense of his rash act, but the jury gave him a life sentence. He has served only six years and is yet a young man. The Gov ernor should not turn him loose upon the world with so many chances of his again getting into trouble. The public is entitled to protection against such char acters and Sorsby should be kept confined. The phenomenal advance in the cotton market has relieved the depressed condition of the country and there are strong in dications that the conditions that have existed for the past twelve months are safely passed. Tues day cotton was sell freely on the streets around 12A cents, the 1 highest price, 12-60 being paid Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday I saw a decline of 92 points on spots, but futures are selling at the advanced prices for the I months of next year. The de cline is not considered perma nent by cotton men, and a sharp ; advance is looked for in the near future. The tropical storm rag înja: overtne soum win aouotiess bring the price back to its most advanced ooint. John M. Parker, the only prominent Bull Mooser of the south, has announced his candi dacy for Governor of Louisiana on the progressive ticket. The declaration of Victor Murdock that the progressive party will next year have a national ticket in the field, in connection with Mr. Parker's candidacy, indicates that there are members who be ! ! lieve that the party is still alive. Mr. Parker is one of Louisiana's wealthiest and most influential citizens. He is a protectionist, favors local option and woman's suffrage, and will draw some of the democratic strength to him on account of his personal popu larity. The regular dçi/' v~'~ nominee, whoever he< will be the next GovV ^ Louisiana It is good toi β, however, that the progreaffive organization will be kept intact and once more aid in electing Mr. Wilson, President. Baptist Sunday School Every Baptist in Tupelo is urged to attend Sunday school next Sunday. It is the beginning of a new Sunday school year and also is the regular annual s£ate mission day. The lesson and all exercises will bear upon state missions and the special program will be both interesting and in structive. The school will open promptly at 9:45. W. C. Bessonett, a veteran of the civil war, yesterday celebrated his 78th birth anniversary. He is in good health.— Winona (Minn.,) Independent. The friends of Mr. Bessonett in his old home in Mississippi extend congratula tions upon his seventy-eighth anniver sary and wish for him continued good health in his far-away home. r 1 □□□□□□□ HE VALUE stationery as a means of getting and holding desirable busi ness has been amply demonstrated. Consult us before going elsewhere □□□□□□□ Public Schools to Open Nov. 1 Notice is hereby given that the county public schools will open the session of 1915-16 on Monday, Novem ber the first. The colored schools will open one week later, or on Mbnday, Nov. 8tb. T. M. Milam, Supt. of Education. of well-printed neat-appearing Ψ THE BOGY OF OLD AGE 6CARED AWAY BY FAMOUS MEN OF 80 YEAR8 YOUNG. They Testify That Right Living andi 8ound Thinking Infuse New Life Constantly Into Every Part ι of the Body. Old age used to be regarded as an Incurable disease; a time to be looked forward to with horror; a period of useless cumbering of the earth. That bogy Is scared away by the testimony of some of the living cele brities who have left the Biblical "three-score-and-ten" landmark far be hind them. Says John Burroughs, the great naturalist, at seventy-seven: "I am in better health and more able to do my work at seventy-seven than I was at forty-seven or at fifty-seven. I have produced more manuscripts during the last three years than dur ing any other three years of my life, and of a kind that has made unusual intellectual demands upon me. "Old Age is not such a bugaboo after j all. He is, in many ways, better to live with than Youth, because he leaves you more at your ease; you are in the calmer waters; the fret and fever of life have greatly abated. Old 1 Age brings the philosophical mind; he ! brings a deeoer. wider outlook UDon life; he brings more tolerance and charity and good will. I did not squan der my youth in excesses, and hence I am not bankrupt in my old age." A novelist, who is six years older than Burroughs and who writes six hoïirs a day, gives this recipe for stay ing young in the eighties: "I have constantly given my mind plenty of new thoughts, and this men tal diet has kept me young. It is rou tine that ages. Even in my sleep I am often mentally busy. I think I know consciously that when I rest I darken. I have constantly proved that intellectual activity infuses life into every part of the body. As far as possible I avoid anger or worry, for one hour of such debilitating mental exercise destroys all personal mag netism; and what passes between them and the soul I do not care to say. "I keep my health because I keep my illusions. I will not believe that everyone is false. I will not believe that hope tells a nattering tale, or that friendship is only a name, or that true love has fled from earth and that the fear of God has vanished. And, above all other reasons for my good health, I place the vivifying power of love. Love is life." Cardinal Gibbons, eighty years old and in the prime of his powers, says: "I believe firmly that ftie critical 'th&e of life for the making or mar- 1 rfiîg of a sound constitution Is the period of youth. The seeds of weak ness are sown in the system then; by irregularity of life, particularly in the j hours allotted for sleep and rest; by I excess in eating and drinking; by grosser excesses and by lack of proper exercise. "The rules of health from which I have never swerved from my youth are: Regularity of life, moderation in eating and drinking, exercise proper to my age and profession, avoidance of worry and an ever-abiding trust in God's providence. I have always been avaricious in the matter of sleep. ; 'Early to bed' is the wisest of all saws for him who has work to do and am bition to do it well."—Los Angeles Ex press. Might Need Them. "After de sarmint, t'mor' night, Brudder Simmons," said old Deacon Whang, "we'all is gwine to have a rousin' hazanner meetin', and burn up yo' paragraphs, bless de Lawd!" "Burn up which, sah?" returned Goat Simmons, the recently convert ed gambling man, in considerable as tonishment. "Yo' gamblin' paragraphs, sah. When a spo'tin' man gits converted and washed whiter dan snow dey al ing burns up his kyahds and dice and sich scan'lous stuff as dat 'midst loud shouts o' praise. De Lawd is wid 'em, J J _ U1J-I 1 3 ι —x e - »ί1 U11U Uû guuiuiui K>I UUUC1 OLt/^O LVJ lu and flings his paragraphs on de flah and stands with bowed heads whilst—" "Not me, sah! I ain't gwine to do no sich-uh thing!" "But, muh goodness,, brudder, yo am converted, isn't you, and—" "Yassahr! I's sho' converted, but dat don't make me a blame' fool! I mought backslide an' need dat stuff!"—Kansas City Star. Use Zinc as Nuggets. A shoveler in one of the Joplin zinc mines who had seen in the movies how ; the gold miners bought what they needed with gold nuggets, recently laid a small chunk of zinc ere on a ! bar counter and called for a beer. The bartender served the drink to j him and laid down 20 cents in change, and of course the crowd laughed and cheered. Such is the spirit of the Joplin zinc boom, with crude zinc ore now worth seven cents a pound, which is about 50 per cent higher than the refined product spelter tias averaged for many years.—Wall Street Journal. A Philosopher's Nightcap. Many years ago I was in a northern country house in which Herbert Spen cer was staying. At that time he suf- j fered from sleeplessness, and one night ι on going to bed he said to me: "1 am about to drink some hot brandy and | water in order to restore the perio- ! dicity of my somniferous functions."— London Spectfctor. HOW NOBEL MADE DISCOVERY*, I Cut Finger Caused Him to Find a Way of Handling Nitroglycerin With Safety. When that very dangerous explosive nitroglycerin, was first Invented ex traordinary precautions had to be tak en to prevent accidents while the sub stance was being handled, but, not withstanding this, so many disasters occurred that there seemed to be strong probabilities that its manufac ture and use would have to be pro hiblted, says an English paper. After several governments had actu-Β ally Interdicted Its use, however, I means were discovered by which this f powerful explosive could be used with j a minimum of danger to those who* I handled it. j One of the methods employed was tog convert the nitroglycerin into dyna- j iplte by its absorption in the infusorial \ earth known as kieselguhr. This ] process, however, involved a reduction '| of the explosive power of the nitro- / glycerin and explosives chemists per- 1 elsted in their researches to find some I substance which, when added to nitro· f glycerin, would render it safe for han- g . dling without diminishing its explosive g force. One of these chemists was Nobel. J Τ * 1„ * U ,. . JAn 1, π « \Τλ bel was at work in his laboratory he cut his finger, and in order to stop i the bleeding he painted some collodion ] (a liquid preparation akin to guncot ton) over the cut to form a protective artificial skin. Having done this, he poured some oi the collodion, by way of an experiment.. into a vessel containing nitroglycerin, when he noticed that the two sub- j stances mixed and formed a jellylike 1 mass. He at once set to work to investi' gate this substance, and the outcomc 1 of these experiments was blasting gel atin, a mixture containing 90 per cent of nitroglycerin and 10 per cent ol t soluble guncotton. Thus, as a result of a very trivial occurrence, that vio- ft lent explosive, blasting gelatin, was 1 "iscovered. Malayan Rubber Industry. Since 1897 developments in the rub· · ber industry in Malay have been enor- a mous. In 1897 about 350 acres were J planted to rubber. Year after year £ more jungle was cleared and the acre- & age increased rapidly. A tremendous ? development was felt in 1906. De- t mand for rubber the world over taxed the supply and speculators rushed ta put land under cultivation. It is stated % that in that year alone 150,000 acres were alienated for rubber cultivation. In 1912 there were 621,621 acres under . rubber, and at the end of 1912 there were 1,055 rubber estates of over 100 ; acres in extent, the average yield per acre being 260 pounds. Ihere is no store so well prepared to serve your interests right as a Real Cash Store. You always buy at cash prices at a Real Cash Store. We have too much respect for your intelligence to offer you any article at any price except the lowest possible. We know that buying and selling for cash enables us to give you better values. Our goods are all marked in plain figures and we invite compari son. You don't have to find the "Boss" here to get the right price. We knew that the demand for goods this Fall would be large. We prepared for it. Come in Today and See Our Offerings in Men and Boys Suite. Ladies' and Children's Coats, Suits and Dresses. Hamilton Brown Shoes, the kind that wear and give service. You may look until you are tired, can price and get their very special, confidential, and never to be mentioned price on any article, then come to the Real Cash Store and you will find the very thing ycu wanted, marked in plain figures, and at less price than you have had offered you. There is no dodging the fact people that it pays to pay cash.