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News of the World
Every state republican convention
held so far has indorsed President
Roosevelt for the nomination.
Hon. Joe Cannon, speaker of the
house, is being urged by his friends
as the logical candidate for vice
president as Roosevelt's running
The department of agriculture is
preparing for an active war during
the year for the eradication of the
cotton boll weevil, and have great
hopes of success.
Despite the fact that there has
been alleged concentrated effort to
discourage trade unionism, the
New York state department of la
bor reports a great increase in
membership and in unions estab
John M. Glover an ex-congress
man from Missouri, was shot and
wounded by a posse of militiamen
at Cripple Creek, Col. The com
mander of the militia ordered all
citizens to surrender arms kept at
their homes and places of business,
and Glover refused to comply. Ife
barricaded himself in his office and
defied the officer with a Winches*
ter until he was wounded.
After being crazed by strmy.
drink during his Christmas spree,
William «Shepherd, a Kentucky
mountainer, shot arid killed Riley
Webb, aged 28, a teamster. Then,
turning upon his own wife, Mary
Shepherd, who was carrying her
10-months-old baby for protection,
shot them both fatally. The mur
derer was captured in the moun
tains after a desperate battle and
lodged in jail at Whitesburg.
Details of eleven months' com
merce of the United States of the
year 11)03 have been made public by
the department of commerce and
labor through its bureau of statis
tics. They show an increase in
practically all of the great groups
into which the bureau of statistics
divides the exports and in all of the
groups into which it divides the im
ports. Agricultural products, as a
whole, show an increase of $74,
000,000; products of the forests,
$10,000,000; products of the mines,
$8,000,000; manufactures, $5,000,
000, and miscellaneous articles,
$.2,000,000. In the single group,
fisheries, is shown a slight decrease
of a little more than $1,000,000.
Frank Rose, a barber, formerly
of St. Louis, deliberately murdered
his wife at their rooming quarters
in Salt Lake City, Utah, as the wo
man lay on her bed, holding in her
arms their 2-year-old babe, and
pleading for her life. After com
mitting the awful crime Rose wan
dered around for several hours and
then went to the police station, re
lating the manner in which the
crime was committed. When offi
cers entered the room the child was
sitting in the bed, half froze, his
nightgown saturated with his moth
er's blood. The scene was so piti
ful the police, used to vice and
crime as they neeesasrily are, burst
into tears. Jealousy was the only
reason the cold-blooded murderer
gave for the crime.
The News, in its annual edition,
says: Galveston has broken all rec
ords as a port and a city during the
year 1603. There have been expend
ed for private and municipal im
provements in the city, $872,000;
for rebuilding fortifications and jet
ties. $430,000, and contracted for
continuance of this work, $1,059,
000 : spent in the construction of the
sea wall, $805,000, leaving a balance
of $695,000 for completion of the
work and filling behind the sea pro
tection, all of which has been con
tracted for with the wall two-thirds
completed. The port has made a
remarkable record, as the following
figures will slum: Tho total value of
freight passing over the Galveston
wharves for the past year was $528,
602,561, compared with a value of
$347,993,163 for the total amount of
business passing over the wharves
during 1903.
What might have been a serious
catastrophe, with a heavy loss of
life, was averted by tho bravery and
coolness of mind of • Engineer
Greenbough of Crookston, Minn.
He discovered a bridge on fire, and,
securing a light engine, without a
thought of his own life, succeeded
in crossing the burning structure
a few minutes before the timbers
gave wav and flagged down an ap
proaching fast passenger train.
Owing to the epidemic of train
wrecks, the majority of which may
lie attributed to excessive speed, the
managements of Chicago lines are
seeking to enforce the rule in their
operating hooks which declares that
speed must at all times l>e sacrificed
to safety.
A large number of business men
of Florida and Mississippi have
petitioned the senators from those
states to vote for the ratification of
the Panama ranal treaty.
Lieut. Gen. Nelson A. Miles, in
a recent interview, expressed the
opinion that all Europe will be
come involved in the Russian and
Japanese trouble.
Gen. James Longstreet, soldier,
statesman and diplomat, and the
last lieutenant-general of the Con
federate army, with the exception of
Gen. Gordon, died in Gainesville,
Ga., on the 2nd inst., from an at
tack of acute pneumonia. Gen.
Longstreet was born in Edgefield
district. South Carolina'. January 8,
1821. His family removed to Ala
bama in 1831, and from that state
he was appointed to the military
academy at West Point, where he
graduated in 1842. Early in his
career he served in the Mexican war,
participating in eight important but
tles. For gallant conduct in that
service he was breveted captain and
major successively. He was severe
ly wounded at tin» storming of Che
pultepec in 1847. lie joined the
Confederate army in 1861, and was
immediately made brigadier general,
and won distinction at the battle of
The Iroquois theater disaster in
Chicago was vastly more destruct
ive to human life than any other
play house fire in the history of the
world. The fire next to it in point
of lives lost occurred December 5,
1876, in Conway's Brooklyn thea
ter, Brooklyn, X. Y.
the audience perished in fierce
The day after Christmas
in 1811, while the play The Bleed
ing Nun, was being performed in
a theater at Richmond, Ya.. a fin
started that burned seventy per
sons to death, among them the
governor of th«' state, George
Smith. The old world supplies no
instance of fires in theaters that
may be classed with the three men
tioned. The most recent theater
fire in Chicago before this was the
one that destroyed the Columbia
theater in Monroe street four years
ago and which did its work in
practically twenty minutes,
fire occurred during a Rogers
brothers rehearsal and the players
on the stage were protected by the
(ire curtain. While there was no
loss of life, more property damage
was done than will probably result
from the Iroquois fire, and the re
sults if the house had been filled,
as the Iroquois was, can only
be imagined. Occasionally pan
ics have occurred from time to
time in Chicago theaters, started
by false alarms in the theater by
fires near by, but they have caused
no loss of life. In the great Chica
go fire of 1871, the largest conflag
ration of modern times, in which
2,124 acres were devastated, but
200 lives were lost, so far as the
most reliable information showed.
Among the historical fires in which
there has been heavy loss of life the
following are the most important:
1210, London destroyed by tire and
thousands-burned; 1666, London
again destroyed with similar loss
of life: 1729, conflagration in Con
stantinople burned 7,000 persons ;
1825, forest fires in New Bruns
wick killed 160 persons; 1838,
scores burned at Charleston, S. C. :
184.2, fire burned 100 people at
Hamburg, Germany; 1845, forty
five killed by fire in business part
of New York; 1845, fire destroyed
seventy in Quebec; 1850, thirty
lives lost in Philadelphia; 1851,
twenty-five hundred buildings
burned at San Francisco
with scores of people killed; 1862,
Troy, X. X',, destroyed with large
loss of life; 1863, two thousand
persons perished by fire at Santia
go, South America; 1866, Port
land, Me., partly destroyed with
scores burned; 1871. forest fires in
Wisconsin and Michigan killed
1,000; 1882, Newhall house fire in
Milwaukee, 140 killed: 1900, Wind
sor hotel fire in New York burned
eighty persons: 1900, fire at Hobo
ken, N. J„ killed 300 persons.
The monthly coinage statement
issued by the director of the mint
shows that the coinage executed at
the mints-of the t'nited States dur
ing December, 1903, amounted to
$12,561.494, exclusive of 1,740,895
pieces executed for the Philippine
government and 30,000 pieces exe
cuted for the Costa Rican govern
ment. Coinage for the United States
is given as follows: Gold, $10,043.
060; silver, $1,567,434; minor
coins. $451.000.
Senator Hale, chairman of the
committee on naval affairs, says it
is the intention of congress to make
liberal appropriations for addition
al warships, and that when those
already provided for are completed
our navy will lie second only to that
of Great Britain.
Secretary of State Hay, who has
been suffering for some time from
bronchitis, will come south for a
short stay with the hope of getting
lb re 295 of
A valuable (in mine lias been di*
covered in Alaska.
A declaration of war lietwi «en U'.s
sia ami Jujum is daily expected.
Jerome Sykes the well known
comedian, died in Chicago last
Two American warships are now
in San Domingo waters to protect
American interests,
Russia has contracted with
American packers for 1,000,000
pounds of beef for her army.
Japan officials have recently
made large purchases of provisions
for her army in this country.
J. A. Me Beth, his wife and five
children, lost, their lives in a hurtl
ing building at Ballinger, Texas.
In fire which destroyed the
stock yards sheds at Buffalo. V. V.,
7,000 head of sheep were cremated.
Treasury department expert ac
countants are making an investiga
tion of the accounts of the interstate
commerce commission.
The department of agriculture
values the com crop of 1803 at
$052,868.801. It is estimated ?,
214.176,025 bushels wore grown on
80,001,003 acres.
In a prize fight in ban 1- raneiseo
between Ed Hanlon and Young
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( orbett. the formers life was saved
by the referee stopping the fight in
tiie sixteenth round.
The United States geological
building at Washington, D. ('.. was
recently damaged to the extent of
$5,000 by lire that at one time
threatened to be more disastrous.
John Walker, who died at Omaha
a few days ago, and who, it was
thought, was a pauper, had sewed in
the lining of bis ragged garments
the sum of $20,000 in Dills.
William Kenny, a X'ew York city
policeman, narrowly escaped lynch
ing by a mob for wilfully and cru
elly beating two innocent men with
his club. The officer was rescued
from the mob by fellow-policemen
after a fierce battle.
After a thorough investigation ol
the fire at the Iroquois theater, Chi
panic and gas explosion, in which
about 576 people lost their lives, was
due principally to the fact that the
asbestos curtain could not be low
ered because it was not in proper
Before Justice J. E. Jackson, a
colored justice of the peace, of Cai
ro. 111., Janies Rains, C. C. Bailey,
Lieut. J. F. Parker, citizens of
Thebes, charged with being parties
to the lynching of William John
son, colored, last spring, were dis
J. L. Garrett, the town wi
man of West Point, Va., was held
men armed with re
volvers, who hound and gagged
him, marched him to the postoffice,
broke in the door, blew open the
safe, and robbed it of considerable
monev and a package containing
$2,100 in bonds. Garrett was com
pelled to witness the whole per
In anticipation of complications
that may soon arise on the isthmus
of Panama the United States army
is prepared to go to war at a mo
ment's notice. Orders have been
issued secretly by the war depart
ment to all branches of the service
stationed at convenient points upon
both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts
to hold themselves in readiness to
move instantlv.
il has been found that the
Davis and
Buster. Brant
up by three
The president has approved the
proceedings, findings and sentence
of the court martial in the case of
Second Lieutenant Paul B. Maelane,
Thirteenth cavalry. Lieut. Machine
was tried at Manila on the charge
of embezzling about $100 of sub
sistence funds while serving as com
missary on the Maraquina river ex
pedition. He was convicted and sen
tenced to be dismissed and to be
imprisoned for a period of one year.
As a government it is understood
the United States will favor neither
Russia nor Japan in the far East
ern trouble, but the sympathy of the
people in this country is overwhelm
ingly in favor of Japan.
Dr. Herran, diplomatic repre
sentative of Colombia at Washing
ton, is preparing to close the lega
tion and depart for Bogota. Min
ister Baupre, American representa
tive to Colombia, has returned to
this country.
Congress convened on the 4th af
ter a holiday recess of two weeks. It
is the general opinion that the Pan
ama eanai treaty will be ratified,
though the debate may be continued
for several months.
Gen. John C. Black of Illinois,
recentlv appointed a member of
the civil service commission, is to
lie president of (he commission. He
succeeds the late John C. Proctor,
who was chairman, and also a dem
An officer of St. Louis has gone
to Mexico and will return with
Chas. Kratch, the fugitive munici
pal hoodler, the Mexican authori
ties having agreed to his extradi
Mississippi State News
Steamers a! Gulfport.
As many Mississippians are
doubtless iuterestod in the export
ing of dilTerent articles of freight
through the Gulf of Mexico, and
particularly as many of these are
concerned in tho advantages of
fered by f i u If port as to shipping
facilities, we append below a list
of vessels which were receiving car
goes at the terminals of the tlulf
& Ship Island railroad in <iu!fport
on January 1. They were twenty
seven in number, and of net reg
istered tons as follows:
Herman steamship Kydonia. 1,042
British steamship Olympia...
British steamship Portland..
Norwegian steamship Edda. .
British steamship Norman...
German steamship Bylgia
German steamship Alpha....
Dutch steamship Heta. 1,260
Norwegian schooner Hiawatha.. 1,490
Italian schooner Ortrild. 1,546
Italian schooner Warrior. 1,611
Italian Dark Duo C'ugiii.. 1,258
British bark Persia.
Norwegian bark Margret!)« . ..
Swedish bark Atlantic.
Norwegian bark Duncrag.
|Norwegian bark Vanedis.
Russian bark Gazelle.
British bark Hornet.
Norwegla „ lmrk Elraa .
British bark Osberga.
Norwegian bark Hildur.
Norwegian bark Mataura.
British schooner Bartholdi.
American schooner Metherbos
British schooner Advent.
British schooner Sirocco.
The above list Includes eight
steamships, three ships, twelve
barks and four schooners, and but
serves to emphasize the
growth and development of Gulf
port. ns a port, and of ils import
ance in this respect to the South
ern portion of the United States.
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Their Security is Worthless.
Publication is made that many of
the mortgage, companies doing busi
ness in this State, together with
some of tho banks, have refused to
lend rnonoy to farmers in the white
cap counties of South Mississippi—
Franklin, Lincoln and Amite,
ground on which these moneyed in
stitutions have refused to lend mon
ey in these counties is that the
whitocapping outrages have made
the security tendered for these loans
very undesirable. Most of the se
curity is fanning land, and they
figure it out that farming land wiili
out, labor is worthless. It remains
to be seen what effect this will
have on the lawless element. T t is
generally conceded that the lawless
element only forms a very small
per cent of tho population. The
people have united with the. officials
of the counties in trying to stamp
out lawlessness and have made a
most excellent start.
Miller Make» His Bend.
State Treasurer W. J. Miller has
made his bond, as required by law,
with a surety company. The bond
is for $250,000, and it costs the
State $750 a year to provide iVY
bond, the rate the surety company
charges for being responsible for
that sum of money. There is a
great probability that the coming
legislature will make some change
in the law relating to the treasurer's
bond. None of the surety compan
ies care io make ihe treasurer's
bond, for the reason that all of the
State's moneys are kept in one
vault, and not in depositories, which
makes it easier to lose large sum«.
The Boundary Dispute Case.
Louisiana, through its law of
ficers, according to the information
received at the office of the attorney
general of this State, lias answered
the bill of Mississippi in the boun
dary dispute case, now before the
United States Supreme Court, by
a cross-bill. It is expected that
early this month the court w i 11 ap
point a commissioner, before whom
will he taken depositions in the case.
The attorney general of the State is
not advised ns to when this com
missioner will be appointed, hut it
is presumed that he will be ap
pointed at an early date.
Steampipe Bursts in Church.
John Wooten, a negro sexton at
the Baptist church, was fatally
burned last week at, Corinth by the
bursting of a steampipe at the
A Big Hog.
A bog, weaghing
pound» dressed, was on exhibition
in Yazoo City last week. The hog
was raised by J. C. Hollingsworth,
near that city, and was less than
two years old.
Prohibitionists Meet.
The Prohibition leaders of the
State held a meeting in Jackson a
few days since and discussed plans
for the battle for cinstitutional
Relie of the Revolution.
D. W. Outlaw, of SessumS, Ok
tibbeha county, has in his posses
sion a unique relic of the Revolu
tionär/ w r ar in the shape of a pow
der gourd. It was used by one of
his ancestors during the straggle
for America's independence. This
article is engraved in a most ar
tistic manner, showing figures of a
continental sotlier, animals, birds,
etc., and also contains the year's
date, 1783, in promiasnt figui«.
About the Panama Treaty.
Th«' State papers are discussing
with considerable interest the wis
dom of the legislature instructing
the United Siales senators from tins
State how to vole on the Panama
canal treaty. Some of them point
to the instructions given to United
Stales Senator l.amnr ninny years
ago on the silver question as show
ing the unwisdom of instructing
United Stab's senators. It seems
to be generally conceded that there
will be an attempt made to instruct
the senators from this State how
to vote on the question, ami it is
generally conceded that tho instruc
tions would bo obeyed.
Most Wonderful Story of tho Age.
R. L. Bennett, president of the
First National Bank of Y a su City,
and one of the leading citizens of
the Delta, has contributed to the
Manufacturers' Record an interest
ing article ori the prosperity of the
South. Mr. Bennett says that tho
progress of Ihe South has been the
most wonderful story of the age. He
tikes the posiiion that the mainten
ance of the levees ill this great val
ley is a great national question
winch is not connected with party
polities. He says that its removal
from parly polities should guarantee
that, the government will take charge
it the levees within a year.
Keeping Step With King Cotton.
Just a few days before Christmas
Mr. E. 11. Thompson, a farmer of
drove into Wesson with a wagon
load ot' turkeys which he disposed of
for nearly $100, some of the birds
bringing as high as $2.50 each.
That was perhaps the most valuable
load of turkeys ever disposed of in
the State of Mississippi, and gin's to
show that the price of all kinds of
farm produce is keeping step with
King Cotton. Chickens and eggs
are "out of sight;" sweet potatoes, a
common, but delightful article of
food in the South, have heretofore
been a drug on the market, but this
season they bring $1.00 per bushel
arid hard to got at that.
Sued for Half a Million.
The city of Meridian, has entered
suit in thi' Circuit Court for $500.
000 damages against the Meridian
Waterworks Company. It. will be
remembered that. Chancellor Doa
vours recently rendered a decree an
nulling the. contract between the
waterworks company and the city.
The allegations in declaration nre
substantially the same n« in the
chancery ease, the principal ones be
ing that for years the water com
pany failed to supply pure aid
wholesome water to consumers and
to maintain sufficient pre
fire service.
sure for
Historio Church Burned.
Fire last week destroyed the old
Beooba church building, one of the
landmarks of that section,
building was erected something
over sixty-five years ago, when old
Beooba was a substantial town.
When the, town was moved to its
present site the old church was
abandoned, though when burned it
was still in excellent condition, ex
cept for the window lights having
been broken out by vandals. It is
supposed negro gamblers slarted the
Won't Ask Teddy.
Hon. J. A. Richardson, editor of
the Sunflower Tocsin, states Hint
the people of fndianola are getting
along nicely with their independent
postoffice, and there is not, a citizen
of the town who is willing to ask
President Roosevelt to re-establish
'Of course,
the government office,
many of our citizens would he glad
to get the office back again,
Mr. Richardson, "but we are not go
ing to ask the president to take this
step, ami if it is done it will be on
his own initiative."
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Claim» $16,000,000 Taxe».
Stale Revenue Agent Adams sent
out last week to the ten counties in
terested the additional assessments
against the packing and oil com
panies operating independent ears
in Mississippi. The total is $180,
000,000, making a grand total of
$339,000,000, on which taxes are
claimed aggregating about $10,
000 , 000 .
Pyburn Cut to Death.
A few days since at McLaurin, J.
P. Pyburn and W. Robinson, farm
ers living in that neighborhood, be
came involved in a dispute arising
from the alleged non-payment of a
debt, which resulted in Pyburn be
ing cut t/i death by Robinson. Tho
sheriff and a deputy were in Mc
Laurin at the time, having gone
there to quell a disturbance report
ed to be in progress, and to them
Robinson surren derd.
A Fir»t-Cla»o Office.
The increase in the jiostoffice re
ceipts of Jackson during the part
few months has prompted Postmas
ter Edwards to make the prediction
that the office will he elevated to
the first-class rank next July. In
order to entitle the offico to this
rank the receipts must amount to
$40,000 for the annual period. Dur
ing the past eight months the stamp
pales alone show an aggregate of
nearly $28,000.
Miasiscippi the Dumping Grounc* For
All Sorts of Infected Animals.
In an article before the Stahe I
Fanm rs' Instante, held at I lie Mis
*iOpi Agricultural and Mechani- :
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li bolhgti August 2.-70, 1002,
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Dr. J. C. uuUert, prof« .-sor ol vet-,
erinary science in that institution,.
in discussing "Some
Farm Animals, and llovv to Treat
Them" first called attention to the
rn [ of S at v terin try sanitary
legislation. He said:
"The twelfth iviisus of the!
United Suites gives the total value
of live slock in Mississippi as above
$42,006,000—over 25 per cent of
ihe total value of our farm prop
«rtv. There is not a single statu
tory provision for «heir protection
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against proven ta be contagious dis- ,
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eases, save one concerning g uniters.
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Many of tho States lmvc laws con
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corning the prevention and suniiiTs
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ston oI diseases ot domes te anima s,
and have in this way protects! and
encouraged their live slock industry.
Virginia, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Toimesse«« and Texa*,
among the Southern States, have
strict laws on this subject, with
State veterinarians and funds to en
foree them, while Mississippi is a
dumping ground for dire infectious
maladies against which other Stall's
quarantine. The quarter of a mil
lion dollars lost l«y our Slale several
summers ago from one disease - an
thrax— would be sufficient to pay all
expense* of a live Stuck »unitary
board for more than twenty years.
As far as possible, the college,
through the professor of veterinary
science, has assisted in suppressing
reported outbreaks of contagious dis
eases among farm animals in tho
Slate. This method of work, how
ever, cannot possibly give (he best
results, sillel
and are without cillier legislation
or funds to enforce suitable sani
we lune no assistant.
tarv measures.
Aa a preliminary to the consider
ation of a few of ihe many diseases
lo which the dome-die animal* lire
subject, the doctor said:
"The animal body may be com
pared to a piece of delicate ma
chinery, consisting of eight different
parts, 'niese parts, if in normal
condition and properly adjusted to
each other, eonslilute a health)
body. The integrity of the whole
depends upon tile state, of health or
disease of its parts. A feed of rot
ten corn may result in violent
spasms of the small intestines (spas
modic colic), und throw not only
the digestive system, but. the entire
body into a. state of nervous excite
ment; in like manner a ringbone or
a bone spavin may render the horse
practically useless for eerinin
classes of work,
knowledge of the laws of health and
obeyed them. disease would be un
known. We can never hope for such
an accurate knowledge of hygienic
laws, but 1 do claim 1 hut. by paying
careful attention to (lie »election,
care and management of our domes
tic animals, we can ward off many
diseases, and thus add materially
to the profits of the farm."
In view of the almost universal
absence of a knowledge of what to
do in cases of animal diseases, and
ns any of our readers may at any
time have a valuable horse or other
animal become affected with some
disease mentioned herein, we give
below some of Dr. Robert's reme
dies for different diseases, which
bave been repeatedly tested and
found to lie cures of merit:
(.'ramp Colin in Honan and Muirs.
(Remedy) Various drugs are re
commended. A common and ef
ficient drench is made of an ounce
each of chloroform, laudanum and
ether, added to a pint of warm
water. Instead of this, an ounce of
chloral hydrate and one-half grain
of sulphate atropift may lie given,
added to half pint of water. If Ihe
case is a very severe one. we may
give by means of a hypodermic
noodle from two to four grains of
morphine. If we suspect the cause
is from irritating food, the above,
remedies should be given in a pint
of raw linseed oil instead of in
water. 'Hie flanks and abdomen
should be rubbed with a strong lini
ment. Blankets mnv be wrung out
in hot water and held against the
abdomen during intervals of ease be
tween the pains. The drenches inny
be repeated in three-quarter* of an
hour, if necessary.
ITo lie continued.)
I f we had a. perfect
Liquor Men in Conference.
It is stated that the liquor deal
ers from several of the. principal
cities located in the counties that
have saloon- under the local option
law, or what is known as the "wet
counties,' held a conference at
Vicksburg last. week. Some of the
delegates at the meeting attributed
much of the prohibition sentiment
and agitation- now so noticeable
throughout the Slate to the viola
tion of the Sunday law in the open
bar rooms in Vicksburg.
Delta Experiment Station.
A bill providing for the estab
lishment of a branch agricultural
experiment station in the delta will
be introduced at the January ses
sion by State Senator A. M. Ilicks,
of Yazoo county. 1110 members of
both houses from that section of the
State are heartily in favor of the
measure and will work energetically
to secure its passage. The delta soil
is far-famed for its fertility and a
course of scientific experiments is
sw to be of value to the planters.
Growth Has Been Phenomer.sl.
The testimony ol' those who are
pos«.-,| oil ihe affaire ul the Stale
«ays that Mississippi ue
I greater prospu ily than it l a* dur
"'3 *h«- -ar v.hi.-h has jo-i
: tl ' •' !u »lf''il gi-'WWi
"I t • Mati I a mu mg
. .
I wonderful. More new enterprises
, UMt , p .
j url „g | as , t w<
I enjoyed
« I ratr it
■li churl ereil in Mmsissippi
unifia than
in any twelve months Indore. Thu
outlook 1er the i i< >\ year was uowr
hrigliter. The farmers and the po
m,,trv " ,1! lu,v
I with eomlitions sa vs that ihe banks
\ gentleman
i of tlie XortInvest are borrowing
money from I lie banks in dii<k»«m
and other cities in Hie State.
stall's tlml the bank* throughout the
State hold approved collateral fr«nn
of »lw "«stern banks for
' iwln ^ ,» >."« \"' m ,h " [h \ n *
for banl * m i Ins sei i ion to redis
, v v i mu ...
count, in Now v ork. I lie cotton
• ,
crop in ibis and other Slates has
, , . , ,
I been moved mostly with home
,. ,• ,, ,. . .
money tin- vior, and the rail on the
,. , , , ,
■.astern centers lias not boon near
as heavy us in oilier veurs.
Division of the School Funds.
divide (ho
een tho races in
■ propos 1 1
school fund bit
the taxi's paid by each
proportion t
nur, which was the burning issue in
the Stale campaign last summer,
will probably never gel any further
along with tho coming legislature
(ban the paper on which il
mended in the governor's message.
There is not even a reinolc likeli
hood that the legislature will enact
is rccotn
such a law, although bills looking
ml, will, of course, be in
Evcn those who favored
to Ibis e
t induced.
it, and who are now enabled to view
the question in a cold and dispas
sionate light, wholly freed of ils po
litical embellishments, are willing
to admit that such a doctrine is un
constitutional, and would not stand
At. the same time it
has served to re-emphasize Ihe unal
terable determination that, the po
liii.nl, industrial and social destiny
of Mississippi rmts willi the white
people of the State.
a legal test.
The Lumber Industry.
A large number of new lumber
mn mi fact it ring industries
launched in the pinoy woods of
South Mississippi next month.
Concerns capitalized at many thou
sands of dollars are now awaiting
the delivery of machinery iu order
lo enable them lo commence work,
and the lumber industry will ho
given quiie an impetUR when they
are placed in operation. I he busi
ness has been highly prosperous
during the year just closed, and it is
a I most impossible to form a correct
estimate of tlm value of the pine
timber that Inis been converted into
lumber within Ihe annual fiorind,
hut it will fool, u p many millions.
The present scale of prices will ha
maintained, and no advance is con
templated for the new year.
Want to Add Vocal Music.
The proposal of State Superin
tendent of Education Whitfield to
add vocal music to the public school
curriculum seems to be mooting
with much approval, and favorable
action is expected thereon when the
legislature meets. The old singing
schools, for which Mississippi was
famous in days gone by, have passed
out of existence, and vocal music is
becoming almost a lost art in some
communities, except among the dar
kie*, whose musical tastes are pro
verbial. A few years ago, when
Rev. Sum Jones was conducting a
revival service at Heidelberg, ho
complimented his choir hv telling
them that they sang more like ne
groes than any white folks he ever
saw. The choir became offended,
however, and refused to sing any
«il! III!
Natchez Favor» Panama.
At a meeting of the Natchez Cot
ton and Merchants' Exchange held
Inst week, a resolution urging
United State's Senators McLauriu
and Money to vote for the ratifi
cation of the Panama treaty n> a
business measure and to insure con
struction of an isthmian canal was
Prisoner's Reward.
Ed Keeton, colored, placed in the
Meridian jail last week for a mis
demeanor, discovered a fellow' pris
oner. food/ Fisher, digging through
the brick wall with a knife and
quickly reported to the jailer, thu»
preventing a jail deliver«. He was
released immediately.
Bank fpr Meadville.
The town of Meadville, county
seat, of Franklin county, is to have
a banking institution, the first in
lu*r history, capitalized at $50,900.
Capt. J. J. White of McComb City,
the lumber king of South Missis
sippi, is promoting the organization.
It is believed that when tho figures
for 1903 are compiled at the end of
the year, they will show that more
hank» have beon launched in Mis
issippi (luring the annual period
than in any other Southern State.
Invite« Confederate Correipondence.
The Vicksburg National Military
Park Commission desire- to corre
spond with veterans of all Confed
erate luitterii's engaged in the de
fense of that city, May 18 to July
4, 1863. The park commission de
sires to secure from those yclejun*
accurate information a? to the num
ber. kind and calibre of the guns of
their respective batteries and to the
position of these guns on tho line of
defense. Information should be sent
Capt. W. T. Rigby, at Vicksburg.

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